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ALASKA GETS
FROM U. S.
$2,868,000
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5?The sun
dry civil appropriations bill which was
reported yesterday carries appropria
tions aggregating $2,863,000 for Alas
ka, Including an Item of $73,000 for
continuing the Juneau public building.
The bill appropriates $2,000,000 for
Alaska railroad construction and $289,
000 for the construction of two vessels
for the Alaska coast survey. Other
appropriations will permit Secretary
of Commerce William C. Redfleld to
place two additional wire drags into
the Alaska service.
The complete list of Alaska appro
priations Is as follows:
Alaska railroad construction $2,000,000
Construction two vessels for
Alaska coast survey.. ... 289.000
Continuing the Juneau public
building .... 75,COO
Seal regulation 65,000
Alaska Fisheries service 29,000
Investigation of mineral re
resources 100,000
Care of insane 75,000;
Education of natives 200,000!
Regulation of liquor traffic-.. 15,000
Protection of game 20,000.
Total $2^68,000
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Capitol Appropriation Bill Goes Over.
WAS&IN&TOX', F<?S.' S^Tho ATastS
capltoi appropriation bill, introduced
by Delegate James Wickersham at the
request of Secretary of the Treasury
William G.* McAdoo. was put over for
tho next Congress to deal with.
UNKNOWN MAN KILLS
THREE BUFFALO WOMEN
?1?
BUFFALO. N*. Y.. Fob. 5. ? With
their heads crushed with a hammer,
the bodies of Mrs. Lizzie Drake, Mrs.
Irene Spcnce, each aged 65. and Miss
Gertrude Spence. aged 12, were found
in their beds at their home at Sala
manca near this place.
IMMIGRATION BILL
VETO IS SUSTAINED
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WASHINGTON*. Feb. 5.?The House
of Representatives yesterday refused
to pass the immigration bill over the
veto of President Woodrow Wilson.
Tho vote was 261 to 136. Less than
two-thirds voting for tho measure it
failed.
This is the second time tho immi
gration bill has failed of passage over!
a Presidential veto. The first time
was wheen it was vetoed by President
William H. Taft
CARRANZA THREATENS
SPANISH MINISTER
??>?
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.?Gen Car
ranza has threatened the Spanish
Minister at Mexico with deportation
unless he surrenders Angel Del Caso,
whom Carranza says is an agent of!
Gen. Villa.
RITCHIE AND WELSH
TO FIGHT AGAIN |
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5.?Willie Rit
chie and Freddie Welsh signed artl-i
cles today to fight at Madison Square
in New York at some time in March.
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ALASKA MAN LEAVES TO
TALK FOR FISHERMEN
SEATTLE. Feb. 5.?Fremont King,
of Ketchikan, has left for Washington
to urge the restoration of one cent a
pound duty on halibut treated or
placed In cold storage in Canadian
ports and then shipped to the United
States.
TWO DEADAND ONE
WOUNDED OVER RELJGION
MARSHALL, Tex., Feb. 5?William
Black, of Bellaire, O., and John Rogers,
a prominent Catholic of this city, were
killed and John Copelaud. a local bank
er. fataly ?wounded In a flght^gro-ving
out of an antl-Cathollc s
here by Black.
THE WEATHER TODAY.
Maximum?36.
Minimum?3L
r Precipitation?a true?.
Cloudy; 3novr.
(YUKON'S
MURDERER
COMES OUT
Eleventh hour action taken by the
Secretary of Stato of the Dominion of
Canada, who commuted the death sen
tence over Romilo Cacsari, to life im
prisonment, was mado public at Wbite
: horse Tuesday and the scaffold, which,
was built by Sheriff George Brim
stone, for the execution of Cacsari, is
being torn down, according to a news:
: dispatch received by Tho Empire last
night from Whitehorse.
On representations made at Ottawa
that Caesari wa3 mentally dorunged1,
having hallucinations on the subject of
perpetual motion, the hangman's;
hand was stayed. Cacsari was to
have been hanged at sunriso this:
morning, for the murder of Domlnico
?Melis, which was committed at White
horse a year ago this month.
Sheriff Brimstone of Dawson made
a special trip to Whitehorse, to take;
charge of the execution. He left;
Whitehorse yesterday afternoon, on
his return home and Caesari will be
brought out to tho Canadian peniten
tiary at New Westminister, whore ho
will serve life imprisonment.
The evidence against Caesari was
circumstantial, it is said.
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NAVY ASKS ? OR BIDS
? ? FOR HYDROPLANES ?'(
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? WASHINGTON. Feb. 5. ? *,
'> Tho Navy Department today +
? asked for bids for the construe- ?
? tlon of six armored hydroplanes ?
? for the United States Navy. ?>
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ELECTION INVESTIGATION
WILL BE CONTINUED
DANVILLE. III.. Feb. 5.?(Special).
?District Attornoy Charles A. Karch"
returned to Danville this evening and
announced that he would continue his
investigation Into the alleged voto buy
ing and vote selling in tho Eighteenth
congressional district last November.
He said that no further affidavits or
depositions have been received and,
that the question of action by a fed-,
eral grand Jury will wait for deter-;
mlnation by the Washington authori
ties.
Stories that local politicians are ln-^
timidating possible witnesses brought1
a smile from the prosecutor.
"We can get them when we want:
them," he said. "As matters now are
standing, immediate action is out of,
the question. Further investigation j
is necessary."
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LAKE ICE JAMS SINK
TWO CHICAGO STEAMERS
CHICAGO, Feb. 5.?The lake steam
ers Iowa and Racine were wrecked in
an ice Jam here yesterday. Tho crows
escaped to firmer Ice. and were rs
cued.
COMPLETE LINCOLN
COLLECTION FOR 'FRISCO
SPRINGFIELD. Feb. 5.?What is
I said to bo the most complete Llncpln
memorial collection in existenco is be
i ing prepared for shipment to San I
j Francisco where it will be exhibited I
during the Panama-Pacific Exposition
in tho Illinois building. The exhibit
j has been collected by Mrs. Jessie Pal
mer Webber of Springfield, daughter
of the late Governor Palmer, who is
secretary of tho Illinois Stato Histori
cal Society. Tho feature of the exhib
it is a picture and a manuscript life
of Lincoln. ?
GOV. DUNNE REFUSES TO
STAIN LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY
SPRINGFIELD, Fob. 5.?John Kin
zie. under sentenco at Morris to bo
hanged for murder; was granted a re
prieve by Governor Dunno to Feb. 26|
on account of Feb. 12 being Lincoln's
birthday.
NO FUR SALE.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 5.?Tho House
J adopted a resolution yesterday which
I postpones the auction sale of seal
skins. The low price of furs duo to
tho war was assigned as the reason
i for the action.
SI
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.?The indi
cations aro that the Democrat:, still
lack two votos of having a majority
for the ship-purchase bill In the Unit
ed States Senate, and that tho sit
uation will remain In that condition
until Monday. They expect to havo
a majority by that time, but oven this
is disputed by the opponents of the
bill. The Democrats aro depending
upon the return of the absent Scna-i
votes necessary to pass tho bill.
Bryan Supports President.
INDIANAPOLIS. Feb. 5.?Secretaryj
of Stato William J. Bryan declared:
last night in one of his speeches that
to oppose the ship-purchase bill at
this tlmo is to favor the throttling of
American business after it has risen
from a sick bed where it had been for,
many years.
Iu another speech he declared that
tho Democrats cannot afford to stand
with breweries and saloon men against
woman suffrage.
In yet another speech he declared
that tho President's attitude toward
tho war cannot bo criticised from tho
standpoint of an American citizen, andj
that "no criticism In Britain or Ger
many can prevent him from doing ex
actly \vhat jie' known he ought to do
on every question involving our neu
trality."
German Ships at New York.
NEW YORK, Hob. 5.?Thirty-five
German and Austrian vessels, with a
total tonnage of 1S2.63C. are interned j
in Now York, awaiting tho develop
ments in the Dacia test case.
BRYAN THINKS WE
MUST HAVE 2 CANALS;
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.,\ Feb. 5.?It
Is not unlikely that tho United States
some day will build another inter-oc-1
eanlc waterway to supplement the
Panama canal. That 13 the View of
Secretary of State W. J- Bryan, who
explained last night that lie regarded j
it as a wise precaution for tho Amer
ican. government to negotiate treaties!
with Nicaragua and Costa Rican gov-j
ernments giving this country an op-!
tlon on a canal route. He also spoke
of the olmportanco of a naval base
in the Bay of Fonseca. and announced ]
that tho State Department was pre
pared to treat with Honduras, Salva
dore and Nicaragua.
FOREIGN WHEAT CROP
TO BE SMALLER
CHICAGO, Feb. 5.?Reports receiv
ed here say that wet weather la play
ing havoc with wheat and oats in Ar
gentina. BroomhaH'8 agent cabled:
"Kstlmatcd surplus of wheat reduced
and quality greatly lowered. Oat sur
plus 36,000,000 bushels as against 43,
500,000 bushels estimated last week,
and 36,500,000 bushels less than tho
government official csimato recently
issued."
The weather in Franco is unfavor
able for the crops and for late har
vesting. In Russia the weather is ex
tremely cold, with the plants unprotec
ted by snow. Wheat prices are hard
ening.
BRYAN NEVER THREATENED
TO RESIGN OFFICEj
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.?The Whlto
; Hous denies a report that Secretary]
; of State W. J. Bryan threatened to re- i
j sign if President Woodrow Wilson on-j
recent campaign for tho Senate in
: Illinois. Secretary Tumulty issued tho
"Mr. Bryan never intorforred in tho
: master-Genera! Burleson made a talk
[supporting Sullivan with tho consont
GERMANY READY FOR
ANY FINANCIAL EMERGENCY
NETV YORK, Feb. 5.?Berlin wlre
j less says that Rudolph Havorsteln,
| president of Rcichbank assorts that
: the country will be able to meet any
! burden which may bo Imposed by the
! war upon its financial and economic
! resources.
SEATTLE Feb. G.r-PriVjito diopntch
French government has definitely lot
to Seattle parties a contract for 500,
000,000 feet of lumber with which to
construct houses for those whoso res
idences have boon destroyed by the
German armies. Tho names of the sue
i some tlmo ago, but information thut
! that bid had boon chosen was not dls
! vulged until yesterday.
Washington, Oregon aud British Co
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* CLARK SPEAKER AND +:
? KITCHEN IS LEADER ?
v elected as members of tho next +
?:* House of Representatives In 4?
? olina, to be chairman of tho v
? Senator from Alabama. 11
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ALASKAN PREFERS
TO GO TO JAIL;
SEATTLE, Fob. 5.?Charlos Living
stone. ;in Alaska minor, was sentenc
ed to tho county jail for 40 days yes
terday for Boning tho name of hlsj
friend, Thomas Pullingham, to a chock,:
at his own roquost. The court offeredi
Livingstone clemency If he would
promise to remain sober, and not en
gage in evil practices on account of a!
showing of previous good character,
but Livingstone insisted that ho should;
do time, and tho jail sentence was im-!
posod. Ho though that ho would feel;
bettor if ho were properly punished!
for tho crime.
ANOTHER GIRL SAYS
SHE'S DOROTHY ARNOLD
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Fob. 5.?ir
the theory of Chief Mother Aletha Gil
bert of the City Mothers;' Bureau,
holds good, Dorothy Arnold, whose
mystorious disappearance in Now
York City almost four years ago baf
fled searchers all over the world, 1ms
been found. Mrs. Georgette Lydia
Browning i3 the woman who Mother
Alctha bolieves to bo the missing New
York woman. Sho bares a striking re
sembianco to tho New York girl and
the handrwltlng of both women has
been found to bo exactly alike.
CASTAWAYS REACH
NEW YORK SAFELY
NEW YORK, Feb. 5.?The steamer
York Castle, which arrived at New
York from Swansea, brought Capt. Ai
mer Kelly and five seamen of the
three-masted schooner Alice Lord, that
was abandoned at sea on January 17,:
while on the voyago from Jackson-;
vilie, Fla., to New Bedford.
NEW YORK'S EXTRA
CREW LAW ATTACKEDj
ALBANY, N. Y., Feb. f?.?A bill has]
I sembly-providing for the repeal of the j
COMPLETING VALUATIONS
OF MANY RAILROADS
has been practically completed by
as Midland; New Orleans, Texas &
lantlc; Norfolk Southern, and San Pc
held by Judge Prouty, director of yal
ANGERS
LONDON, Feb. 5?Great Britain le
greatly Incensed at the German "war
zone" proclamation. It Is pointed out
that while the proclamation does not
declare a blockade, because Interna
tional usage would not permit that to
be declared unless an actual blockade!
were established, It Is an attempt to
gain the same ends that a blockade
would give by Indirection. The Lon
don newspapers Insist that any neutral
nation whose shipping should be In
jured by German warcraft would have
a caure for protest against Germany
notwithstanding the proclamation.
The proclamation is the chief topic
of Interest in London today.
War Zono Proclamation.
BERLIN. Feb. 5.?The German War
Office yesterday issued the following
proclamation:
"All waters around Great Britain
and Ireland, Including the English
channel; are declared to bo war 7.0110
after February 18. Aftor that date,
any of tho enemies' Bhlps found with-.
In this zone will be destroyed, even If ;
It should bo Impossible to avert dang-:
era which threaten the crow and pas-,
sengera.
"AIbo, neutral ships found within
NOBEL PRIZE BACK!
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.? Senator]
Henry Cabot Jx)dgc, of Massachusetts*
Will Introduce bill in Congress to dis
solve the Nobel Peace Prise Founda-i
tion Fund of $40,000, contributed in'
1006 by Theodore Roosevelt in the.
hopes that is would prove a nucleus j
for additional contributions to pro-j
mote industrial peace. As the lattor
have not been forthcoming, Mr. Roose
velt asrees with the trustees that the!
fund should be returned to him to be;
used for philanthropic purposes.
MINER STILL ALIVE
BUT VITALITY LOW!
With his-vertebrae broken and his
right sido and leg paralyzed, William
J. Knccbonc, injured yesterday while
timbering in a drift on No. 6 level of
the Perseverance mine, has only a
faint chance of surviving, although he
may live for many days.
Owing to the Inflammation that has
sot in around Kuocbone's broken
back, it is impossible as yet for Dr.
L. O. Sloane to fully determine the
condition of the break. Wtih the spi
nal cord intact the injured man has a|
remote chance of remaining alive for!
an indefinite period, If- the pressure
of the cord can be removed after the
swelling Is reduced.
Kneebono had just dynamited two
plug-holes in the roof of the drift
and was bonding over, in the act of
putting a post in place, when a loose
rock fell on hint, striking him square
ly the back of the neck, between tho
shoulder blades.
The injured man's vitality is at low
ebb, owing to the development of
lung congestion.
COLLINS BOUND OVER;
BAIL FIXED AT $1000
Dave Collins \var> bound over to tbo
grand Jury in the United States com
missioner's court today, and bail-flxod
in the sum of $1,000. The charge is
that of larceny, involving the allcgod
theft of two ticrccs of hams, worth
$115.00 from a local warehouse on De
cember'20. Witnesses for tho govern
BENEFIT DANCE AT
MOOSE HALL TONIGHT
Tho members of the Finnish Society
Her husband, a working man. is not In
that there will bo ?. largo attendance.
RUSSIANS
WIN TOWN
IN GALICIA
AMSTERDAM, Feb. D.?The Austri
! an War Office Officially announced ?
defeat in Gallckla today. The an
; nouncement stated:
"We evacuated Tamo, Gaiicia, to
day after the Russians had bombard
ed our positions and the tov/n with
heavy mortars."
SEVERE FIGHTING IN PROGRESS.
The statement contlnuec:
"A decisive battlo It, being fought
in the region of Dukla pass, and an
artillery and Infantry battle is being
fought alon gthe Nida river."
GERMANS SEND MEN
TO AID HUNGARY
VENICE, Kb. 5. ? Thirty thousand
German soldiers arrived today in tho
Carpathian mountains region to assist
tho Hungarians in the defense of
Transylvania.
Tho need lor more troops in the ro
gion has been pressed upon the Ger
man government by the Hungarians,
who hnd begun negotiations for a sep
arate peace with Russia.
Germany's policy to assist In tho de
fense of Austria-Hungary, recently
adopted, is being carried out in send
ing troops to aid Hungary in both the,
Carpathian section and In new opera
tions that arc boing inaugurated
GERMANY AND HUNGARY
RUNNING DUAL MONARCHY
LONDON, Feb. 6.?It in reported
from Vienna that Germany has taken
entire chargo of the military' affairs
of the dual monarchy, while the Hun
garians under Promicr Tlsza arc in
control of political affairs.
AUSTR1ANS CONTINUE
TO MOVE BACKWARDS
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PETROGRAD , Feb. C.? Austrian
troops sent to stem the Russian Invas
ian of Turkey aro falling back toward
Jacobllnl, but fighting is still without
decisive results, ns the Austrians aro
offering fierce resistance. The Rus
sians hold the pass at Mount Col
ocul. Troops in the mountainous dis
tricts of Bulkowlna are handicapped
by the terrific cold and severe wind
storms.
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' CABLE TO WORK
AGAIN MONADY
SEATTLE, Feb. 5. ? The
United States cableship Burn
Bide, now enrouto to the North,
expects to reach the break in
the Juncau-Sltka cable line Sun
day and have the line in oper
ation Monday.
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GOVERNMENT SUSPECTS
ARBITRARY WHEAT PRICES
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CHICAGO, Feb. 5.?United State:;
Attorney Clyo Indicated yesterday that
the government is searching for a lit
tle "Joker" in the committee rules of
the Chicago Board of Trade by which
It may be arbitrarily fixing grain prlc
Old Suit Revived.
CHICAGO, Feb: 4.?'Tho inquiry of
the Federal government into the in
crease in the price of wheat is believ
ed to be the cause of bringing to trial
the foderal suit against the Chicago
Board of Trade, filed seven yoars ago.
GREAT MARKET TERMINAL
FOR NEW YORK CITY
NEW YORK, Fob. 5.?A great mar
ket terminal, costing $1,000,000, the
first of a dozen or more planned for
receiving and distributing foodstuffs
In New York City, wittl be erected here
by the New Yor'. ? Vn:r..i .Railroad
Company.
HOTEL TO FEED ARMY
OF NEW YORK POOR
NEW YORK. Fob. 5.?Onc ol' the
best known hotelr iu New York has
agreed to feed 100 poor dally from Us
GREATEST
OF BATTLES
AT WARSAW
LONDON, Feb. 5?Gen. Von Hlnden
berg has begun the third desperate at
tempt to end the battle that is pro
gressing west of Warsaw, which has
developed Into what Is probably the
greatest battle of the war.
Petrograd reports say that along a
certain battle front only clx miles in
length the Germans have massed a
force of 800,000 men, ancj they havo
added 100 batteries of artillery to the
force.
The fighting has been terrific for
days, and today it was resumed with
redoubled fury.. Upon its outcome de
pends the fate of Warsaw, the great
railway and Industrial center of Po
land.
DESPERATE ATTEMPT
TO STAY RUSSIA
London, Feb. 5.?The effort# of Gen.
Von Hlndenburg to stay the advance
of the Rusloan hordes In East Prus
sia and the Carpathian mountains by
compelling them to reinforce tholr cen
ter west of Warsaw has culminated In
one of the bloodiest battles of the
war. The Germans are hurling regi
ment after regiment against the Rus
sian forces, and the attacks are being
supported by masses of artillery.
Enormous losses are being sustained
on both sides . .
JAPAN LOSES CRUISER
IN MEXICAN WATERS
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.?The Jap
ancsc cruiser Asama with 500 officers
and men, wrecked on the coast of low
er California, is breaking up, accord
ing to dispatches received from Rear
Admiral Thomas B. Howard, United
States navy. Tbo dispatches from Ad
miral Howard say that three Ameri
can men-of-war aro hastening to the
scene of the disaster to render what
relief possible.
Secretary at Washington.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. ? In line
with the administration's policy of
neutrality, the Navy Department Is
keeping secret all orders respecting
tho recent wreck of the Japanese crul
sr Araasa.
GERMANY CONSOLIDATING
HER STEEL BUSINESS
BERLIN, Feb. 5?German steel man
ufacturers held a meeting at Ducssel
dorf Wednesday with the object of ex
tending the operations of the steel
products syndicate. The existing as
? ociation comprises only rail and con
struction steel manufacturers and an
endeavor is being roudo to include in
the syndicate the makers of Iron bars
sheet, iron, tubes and wire.
BRITAIN AFTER HIGH
RATES FOR FREIGHT
LONDON, Feb. G.?Tho British gov
ornmont is inevstigating tho accusa
tions of extortionate rates charged by
ship owners, and the government may
decide to regulate freight rates.
FRANCE LOSES $400,000,000
IN FOREIGN TRADE
PARIS, Fol). 5.?In foreign trade
France's foreign commerce diminish
ed $400,000,000 In 10 months of 1914,
compared to the similar period of 1913.
Imports Increase.
NEW YORK, Fob. 5.?Frank took
In consignments from New York last
December $25,425,087 of goods, against
$7,137,403 In December, 1913. England
took $23,596,425 against $17,581,487 In
December, 1913.
RAILROAD TO SPEND
11,000,000 IN COLORADO
DENVER, Colo., Feb. 5.?President
Holdcn of the "Burlington" says that .
his road Is considering spending $1,
000,000 or more in Colorado and that
all increase of passengdr rates to 2
1-2 cents in all States West of the Mis
sissippi will be filed on February 12.
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