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VOL, V., NO, 692. JUNEAU, ALASKA, T -RSIMV, FEBR UARY 1.1, 1915. PRICE TEN CEN^S.
_ ?W 1J U W W DEMOCRATS RESUME FIGHT FOR SHIP BILL PROSPERITY COMING BOOMING WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.?The bal ance of trade in favor of the United States continues to soar. For the week ending February 6th, the figures for which were made public yester day, the balance was over $37,000,000, the largest weekly balance in the his tory of the Nation. - - AMERICAN SHIPYARDS WORK AT CAPACITY NEW YORK, Feb. 11.? Americanj ship yards are experiencing the great-, est activity that the United States has ever witnessed. Every yard on the Atlantic, as far as can be dlscov-, ered. Is working at its full capacity, and orders for large freight carrying steamships are being placed dally. All the principal yards are enlarg ing their plants. Many of them are increasing their capacity three and fourhold. BIG STEEL MAN SEES BOOMING PROSPERITY PITTSBURGH, Pa.. Feb. 11.?Pres ident Farrell, of the United States Steel corporation said today. In an ad dress, that the balance of trade In fa vor of the United States for the pres ent year will exceed $1,500,000,000, and; that the\United States is entering the, period of her greatest commercial and industrial prosperity. Russia Gets $25,000,000,000 NEW YORK. Feb. 11.?Russia has; borrowed $25,000.00ij.000 in New York: as a national loan so as to maintain balances in that city for Russian banks; lo draw against. New Oil Refining Plant NEW YORK. Feb. 11.?A Baltimorej special says that New York and Eng lish interests are ubout to build a big oil refining plant in Baltimore which will supply a line of tank steamers to run between that port and Mexico. Demand Por Securities Increases NEW YORK. Feb. 11.?The New York American figures $214,95S,000 in new securities have been issued since ! Jan. 3. an increase of $85,566 000 over last year. Tho railroads have put out $134,908,000. an increase of $61,382, 000. Industrial corporations have of fered $80,050,000. or $24,1S4.000 above 1914. PRESIDENT SENDS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MEXICO WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.?Secretary of State William J. Bryan announced last night that President Woodrow Wilson had selected former United States District Attorney Dubai West, of San Antonio. Tex., as a personal representative to investigate condi tions In Mexico and to confer with Gen. Villa. Gen. Carranza and Gen. Zapata. WOMAN WHO FORETOLD LINCOLN'S WEATH DIES ?+? BAKER CITY. Ore.. Feb. 11.?Mrs. Miriam Baldwin, who dreamed of and foretold tho death of Abraham Lincoln, died here yesterday. PASTOR AND HOUSEKEEPER MURDERED IN RECTORY NEW BRITAIN. Conn.. Feb. 11.? Fev. Joseph Zobrls, of St Andrew's Lithurian Catholic church, and his housekeeper. Miss Eva Glllman, wero found dead in the rectory yesterday. Both had been fcurdered. ? . , QUAKE VICTIM SURVIVED 25 DAYS IN PRISON : ??? ' ROME. Feb. 11.?Michael Cairlo was extricated alive from the ruins of Pal- ? nero yesterday. He had survived for ' 25 dayes from the time of'his Impris onment under tho ruins of the col lapsed city. While ho had nothing to cat. he drank seepage water and cm- 1 dured tho fast 1 THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?36. Minimum?30. Precipitation?.16 Inch. Cloudy?Rain and snow. DELEGATE SAYS HE IS DEMOCRAT "What are the politics of Delegate James Wfckershain?" That Is a question that frequently is asked In Alaska. One faction of those who supported ! the Dolegato Jor ro-clectlon last fall claimed to do so as "Progressive Dem | ocrats." Another class did so on the strength I of the Delegate's declarations at Ju ? neau and elsewhere and- the state ments of the Dispatch, the Alaskan, and other newspapers that he was an "Independent" However, whatever might have been the Idea of the voters last fall as to the Delegate's politics, ho seems now to have placed hlmsolf?and ho claims to be a "Progressive Democrat" In a statement before a sub-corn mitteo of the ways and means com mittee of the House Representatives, j Delegate Wickersham said: "Now, Mr." Chairman, In his last; message to Congress in rospqet to Al-I aska. the President made un a prom-] iso In Alaska, and our people up there , are depending upon It At this last; election in Alaska we all supported Mr. Wilson. I ran on what was known as the Progressive Democratic ticket up there, and I made more speeches; throughout the country than anyoth-: er member of Congress, I dare say, ant: I made them willingly, earnestly, and above board. We were very greatly pleased with Mr. Wilson's Alaska pol icy and we supported him earnestly. I got about 6,000 votes. Another ben tleman ran on what was known as! the Standpat Democratic ticket, and he go: almost all the rest of them? and both of us standing on tho same platform, doing everything we could in support of Mr. Wilson and his an nounced Alaskan policy." This statement was made at Wash ington Jan. IS, and, as far as known,! Is the ver yiatest dope. The Con-j (Continued or. Page 2.) W. J. BRYAN DEFENDS HIS PEACE TREATIES: ??>? RALEIGH, N. C.. Fob. 11.?The. world has taken a long step forward when all of the rulers at war deny responsibility for beginning of hostil ities. declared Secretary of State "W. J. Bryan, addressing the North Caro-; Una legislators. He declared the so-: called "Bryan paace treaties" wero n sure cure for war. He said he could not reconcile the situation in Europe with statements that preparedness j was the best remedy for prevention', of w&r. *??? PRESIDENT WILSON ON TREASURY FINANCES WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.?President Wilson sees no prospects of n deficit In the United States Treasury. He de clared ho thought the Income tax would be sufficient to meet the appar ent disparity between revenues and disbursements. The extension of the war taf was entirely dependent on the war, he added; ANOTHER SEATTLE POLICEMAN j IS FIRED FROM FORCE; SEATTLE. Feb 11.?Policeman Paul Schuman was dismissed from the Se attle police force and imprisoned on the charge of having extorted money from fallen women. POINDEXTER WOULD DO AWAY WITH POSTMASTERS WASHINGTON, Feb. 11. ?Senator Miles Poindcxter, of Washington, has Introduced a bill abolishing all post masters of first and second classes ind creating postoffice supcrintend ants, who are to be promoted from the mvtt service ranks. ?. ? - SEATTLE CAPITALIST AND FORMER OFFICIAL DIES SEATTLE. Feb. 11.?James S. John ston, a Seattle capitalist and former* member of tho city council, died bere[ ast night. DNE OF WEALTHIEST OF NATION DIES IN GOTHAM NEW YORK, . Feb. 11.?Norman 3rea, one of the 25 richest men of ttiej?; [Jnited States, died hero yesterday, j ALLEGED ?s The reappearance of K. Yamaguchi, sentenced manslnycr, in court this af ternoon to testify In behalf of the defendant, the defendant's declaration on cross-examination that "By the word of God there was a pistol In Kajita's hand, and he pointed it at Yamaguchi," anil several tilts between the opposing counsel enlivened tho trial today of I-I. Yaruashita, accused of Kajita's murder, as the case is drawing to a close. It is expected that tho case will bo In the hands of tho J jury tonight. Ynmashita's reiteration that Kajita I bad a gun which he Is alleged by the | prisoner to have pointed at Yainagu ehi came in response to a question of AalBStaht Prosecutor H. Hi Kolsom. "Now don't you know that there was no pistol in that bunkhouse at all, and that you didn't see one," Judge Fol som asked. "There was, by the name of God. there was," came the reply. Wiu? It loaded?" "I did not examtuc it, I think it was loaded," the prisoner answored. Pistol As Evidence. Yamashita was handed the pistol which the defense prescuted as Ex hibit B, and he showed the Jury how he had held his linger bohlnd tlio trig ger wen e said Knjlta wan holding, the weapon. He sal?l tint KnJItr. was "about three paces from Yamaguchi while ho, Yamashita, was struggling: with the foreman. On Mr. Hellcnthal's re-dlrcct exam ination, tho sketch of Sitkoh Bay was produced and. with tho Jurofs gathered about him, the defendant again point ed out the places ho said tho witnesses to Kajita'u kilting occupied in the bunkhousc, during tho slaying. District Attorney Reagan contended that the examination of the map war.: not redirect examination of Yamashi ta and Judge Jennings sustained the objection, insofar as the examination; related to ground already covered dur-j ing direct examination. Yamaguchi Testifies. Yaraaguchr took the stand over tho protest of the prosecution. HisKStoryj is practically the same as that told by: the defendant. He said Kajita had told him. in the dining room, an houri before tho killing that he was going to kill Yamaguchi, because "You are a saucy follow." On cross-examination Yamaguchi j was asked if he had not testified whllo he himself was on trial, that Kajita, after coming into the bunkhousc, hadi been there seven or eight minutes be-j for he drew the gun. Yamaguchi said he could not rcrmeinbnr having said! that, and told tho court that Kajita j hud not waited a moment after ho: came into the bunkhousc, until he j drew his weapon and said: "1 am go-; ing to kill you." Attempts to Impeach tho witness! constituted tho cross examination. The; witness said he couldn't remember; having testified during his trial that he had held Kajita's left arm while ho struck him seven or eight tlmos with a hammer. Today he said he held Kajita by the collar, while Yama shita held Kajita's right arm. The witness also denied that ho had, at a conference with the Japanese boys after tho killing, produced a revolv er and said: "Wo must tako this gun to Juneau and say it Is the one that Kajita held." Yamaguchl will bo followed on tho stand by Akabane, Yonisaki and Frank Hermit. Defendant Tells Story While the jury gave eager audience to eyory word, the defendant told tho story of the killing of Kajita, in the district court yesterday. Probably through his long confinement, and tho fact that he is suffering from rheuma tism, Ynmashito's hand trembled as he raised it to bo sworn by Deputy Clerk of the Court J. T. Reed. The witness answered the questions as put through the interpreter, without hesi tation. He denied emphatically that he SMALLPOX BREAKS OUT IN ARIZONA LEGISLATURE PHOENIX. Ariz.. Feb. 11.? Small pox has broken out among the mem bers <3T the Arizona Legislature, now lu session. All the members .and em ployees of both houses have been vac 1 j' ' "renewed j+ LONG SPEECH RECORDS. * * * ? States Senate are follows: ? ?> on VrcOlnnd-Aidricb emergency v v Senator William V. Allen, Ne- ? + brnska 1893?fourteen hours on * * Senator Charles J. Faulkner, +1 Senator Theodore B. Burton. * ?> 1915?Eleven hours nnd thirty- * Senator Edward H; Carmnck, ?:* |v Tennessee, 1907;?Made notable v V Senator .Robert L. Owen. Ok- v F* lahotnn,' ? 1908.?Made a long +; speech on admission of Arlzon * to the Union. _ * -> -j- e -> <? ?;* ?> 4- v 1 7? WASHINGTON, Fob. 11.?The ad ministration lorccs. after conferences this morning, reformed this morning to continue the fight for the passage or the shlp-purchaso bill. A safe major ity of the Senate Is claimed. The decision to renew tho light fol lowed an early confcrcnco this morn ing between President Woodrow Wil son and Senators F. M. Simmons, of! North Carolinn, Senator Duncan U.j Fletcher of Florida, and Representa tive Claude Kitchen of North Carolina. It was decided to stand behin<?3en-j ator Gores' substitute for the bill now pending in tho Senato. It developed at tho conference tfiht there was a sentiment in the Senate to relax, tho fight for tho Goro substi tute in the Senate and permit tho sub stitute to be attached as an amend ment to tho Keeks bill In the House, and let that come up to tho Senate, and. in tho meanwhile tho Senate could act on appropriation bills. The decision, however, was to keep the fight up in tho Senate. It is be liovcd that this forecasts an extra session, as some of tho appropriation bills might have to go ovor if the Re publicans persist in the filibuster. Extra Session Predicted. WASHINGTON. Feb. 11?'That thoro will be an extra session of Congress for the consideration of the ship-pur chase bill' was believed to be Inev itable by Congros3ional leaders last night, when, after beloe in..continuous i session for 5-i hours and 11 minutes. I hours longor than any provious session! of the Senate, Senators Goorgo W. Norris, of Nebraska, and Robert M. La Kollette, two of the progressive Re-j publicans who are voting with the Democrats, consented to an adjourn ment. leaving the fato of the ship purchase bill in greater doubt than Democrats Would Control. claim sL\ majority or more for the bill j without aid of Republicans or Pro-i gressives. ?> v v *> v * v v v 4* v v v v , ?> 4 ? LANE TO REPRESENT * PRESIDENT WILSON * ? WASHINGTON. Feb. 11. ?' * ? President Woodrow Wilson to v the Interior Franklin K. Lane v - sentatlve at tho opening of the ?: ?? v 4> San Francisco, which will take ? place Feb. 20. Lane will leave ?J*i ?> for the Pacllic Coast Monday. ?>j ' <? v ? *> *f ?> *:? v <? v v .<? j Empire want ads. work all the tlzne.1 PSc WASHINGTON, Fob. 11. ? Notes from tbo United Stater, to Great Brit ain and Germany with retoronco to British ships carrying American flags and the war zono proclamation wore transmitted by cable last night. That | they expressed the emphatic displcas j ure of the United States on account of : both matters is known here today. The not to Great Britain conveys a warning that the general use of the American flag by British vossoIb would i bo viewed with grave concern by the ! United States. Might Mako Trouble. Germany was warned that the de struction of any American vessel by Germany in the newly prescribed war /.one would load to serious complica That the notes to Great Britain and Germany placed the displeasure of tho United States with the uso of tho American flag and the German war /7.ono order, which had been made known generally to tlio representatives of the" governments concerned at Washington, In concise and specific languago is known today. Use American Flag Again. NEW; YOKK, Feb. 11.?Tho Cunard Hnor Orduna, arriving from Liverpool last night, admitted that she had sail ed under an American flag while cross lug the lris?6oa. BRITISH SEIZE CARGO Of AMERICAN SHIPS FALMOUTH, Effnland, Feb. 11. ? The cargo of the American steamship Wllhelmlna, recently purchased by; Americans from a Germany company, was seized byv the British authorities here today, In accordance with the de-: ci3ion of the Foreign Office. The car go will go to a British prize court, which will decide upon the question as to whether or not it is contraband. The Wllhelmlna'o cargo was con signed to an agent of a St. Louis com mission house In Germany, and the British government is exerting every lawful effort to prevent foodstuff from reaching Germany, according to its statement with reference to the seiz ure. Wllhelmina Seizure to Take Normal ' Course. WASHINGTON, Fob. ll.?Tllo State Department announce^ today that the j Wllhelmina scizuro caso must tako Its] normal course, and that Is for the matter to go to the British prize court first. This decision is the result of the representations of the British govern ment that the action of Germany in appropriating the grain supply of the country by Imperial decree makes all grain and other foodstuffs contraband. Stringent Trade Regulations. LONDON, Feb. 11.?The Prime Min ister announced to the Commons this afternoon that the British government is about to take more stringent meas ures against tho trade of Genitnuy. COMMONS GIVES GOVERNMENT UNLIMITED WAR CREDIT LONDON, Feb. 11?The House of Commons last night granted the re quest of tho government for a blank check on the resources of the British Empire for its military operations. the resolutions that Lord Kitchener, head of the War Department, contem plated a British army, ready for field oorvlcq, of 3,000,000 men if such be came Accessary, and that thore should be no restrictions In the amount of money that could bo expended for that NEW YORK STATE TO OFFER BONDS ALBANY, N. Y., Fob. ll.?Now York Btalo wilt offer for sale $27,000,000 of bonds as soon an a bill in passed by tho legislature allowing their sale. ALASKA GOLD. NEW YORK, Feb. 11.?Alfiska Gold closed today at 2S%. RUSSIANS SINK U. S. VESSEL BERLIN, Feb. 11.?The sinking of the American steamship Washington In the Black sea by Russian warships is reported in semi-official reports from Constatlnople. The report decuares that the Wash ington was flying tho American flag when sunk, and was lying in the har bor of Trebizond. | a .j. * 4 * BULGARIA TO REMAIN ? j* STRICTLY NEUTRAL ? :? ? * * SOFA, Fob. 11.?Bulgaria has ? dccldod to maintain strict and ? * loyal neutrality. according to a ? * statement made ofllclaly by * Premier Radoslavoff at a meet- ? * lug today with his pariiamcn ; -J tury adherents. The topic of * ?f ? discussion at the meeting was ?> ?> the German loan to Bulgaria. ?f| V ? ; > 4 4 t ? ? * + <? ?:< * +; * * + * GERMANY GIVES UP HOPE OF ITALIAN NEUTRALITY ?j.? NEW YORK. Feb. 11.?A Berlin special to tho New York World says that Germany lias given up all hope! of keeping Italy and Roumania out j of the v.-:ir. and'by secret n^eo'iricnlj with Austria recently began to prohib it export to Italy of certain oils and other commodities which latter need ed and hitherto had not been barred. Roumania has retaliated by barring shipment^ of petroleum to Gbrmany and Austria. Germany has exhausted ovet-y diplomatic means to placato Italy: Count Bcrchtold, Austrian pre mier waa forced to resign and Prince von Buelow was sent to Italy as Am bassador. It 1b stated that Trieste has been offered to Italy, and Trans ylvania to Roumania If they keep out of tho struggle. Moreover Italy has been thrcatcnod with worse punish ment than has been accorded Belgium. Strange rumors going the rounds In diplomatic circlos Is tho effect that In the event of Italy coming in to Join tho Allies/it will at once hocomo a repub lic, as King Emmanuel is said to have given his word to the Austrian em peror that ho would abdicate rather than consent to war against two other members of the Triple Alliance. OFFICIAL STATEMENTS. LONDON. Feb. 11.?The fighting in the Carpathian mountains is contin uing today, with tho Russians gener ally successful in the eastern part of the range, hnd falling buck in Bu kowlna. In the western theatre of war the French report continued minor suc cesses. and tho destruction of a num bor of German trenches by sapping them and using explosives. The Gor man attacks on the right wing of the Allies' lines have been chocked. Berlin and Vienna advices are that tho situation is unchanged in Galicia with tho Russians gradually cTrawng in their linos in Bukowiua. Berlin admits that important changes in the plans of the Polish campaign are taking plncc. LUSITIANIA CARRIED AMERICAN HYDROPLANES LONDON, Fob. 31.?The Cunard lin er Lusitiana, which arrived at Liver pool, tho other day, carried three hy droplanes. RAILROADS MAY MAKE LOW THROUGH RATES WASHINGTON, Fob. 11.?'To meet new trhflic condition;) which havo aris en since the completion of the Pan ama canal, the Interstate Commerce commission, today permittod trans continental railroads to establish cer tain commodities.1) rates from Eastern points to the Pacific Coast terminals lower than- those between interme diate points; to. .the Intcrmoiintaln . Tom Knudson. the Bar rancbor, is returning from Seattle this week. Miss Margaret Carrigan has arrived from Seattle for a visit at the home of her brother, A. C. Carrigan. Corlet Babbago has taken a position in the Spickett periodical store. GERMANS RETREATING IN POLAND LONDON, Feb. 11. ? Word come# ffom Paris this afternoon that the ro port from Petrograd of the evacuation J of Lodz by the Germans has been con firmed. The information that comeo from Pe trograd Is that the Germans aro leav ing Lodz as rapidly as trains can be loaded. Accompanying the troops are all the stores, offices, commissariat and-vehicles for transportation. The evacuating troops are being re moved to Kalisz on the East Prussian border. The evacuation of Lodz Is regarded as evidence of the permanent aban Jonment of the attacks on Warsaw, which ceased Tuesday, and the cen tral Polish campaign. EMPEROR WILLIAM IS DEPRESSED. London, Feb. 11.?Emperor William returned hurriedly to Berlin this morning from the Polish war theatre, and at once entered into prolonged conference with t(ie German military commanders. Among those present were Count von Moltke, Count von Au lenberg. Gen. von Kessel and other well Known leaders. The command era at the v.-tWbbs field headquarters participated In the conference by tele phone. According to the neutral Danish newspaper correspondents at Berlin, the Emperor regards the sltuation^as still hopeful, but ho is described as being greatly depressed on account of the terrible price In men that Ger many was called upon to pay for com paratively limited advances In all the war theatres, and especially those made against the entrenched Russian lines. The Emperor's troops were not de feated In the attacks on Warsaw or In Eastern Gallcia, according to the same authority, but were constantly advancing, but the contest was aban doned, temporarily on account of the frightful loss of life. 45,000 LOST ON BZURA FIELD. One account reaching Paris by way of Warsaw says that the German loss in dead alone on the Bzura and Raj ka fronts was 45,000 dead, not to men tion the thousands wounded and lost as prisoners. Alter 22 Attacks, liermans Kezreai. PETROGRAD. Feb. 11. ? Before abandoning the attacks upon the east ern heights in the region of Koziou wka, occupied by the Russians, the Germans made no less than 22 attacks. They came at the Russians defensers of the trenches several ranks in depth, and hand-to-hand bayonet fighting.was engaged In much of the time. It Is represented by those who participated in the fighting and those who witness ed it tlmt Jt was more ferocious -and bloody than any of which history makes record. The Germans wero finally dislodged and driven back. ^ Russians Capture Machine Guns. In addition to capturing 69 officers and 5,000 prisoners in one day during their pursuit of the retreating Oor-, mans In the vicinity of Mount Luppon the Russians captured IS machine guns, a great quantity of stores and ammunition. Fighting Continues in Carpathians. Fighting Is continuing in the Car pathian mountains. The Russians still hold tho western pnsiios, but have retired back into Bukowina and several points near tho Roumanian border. JAPAN EXPECTS U. S. TO SETTLE TROUBLES WASHINGTON. Feb. fi.?Ambassa dor Chlndn, at a dinner last night on board the Presidents yacht Mayflower in honor of Admiral Dowa, Japanese representative to tho San Francisco exposition, replying to friendly ex pressions of Secretary of State Will iam J. Bryan and Secretary of the Navy Joscphus Daniels, said that Jap an looked to the United States to set tle all the great troubles of tlie world. Tho remarks of tho Japanese Am bassador are interpreted by many to have direct reference to tho European war and the Issues that will develop i out of it