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whitchorse murder?
shot and killed WHILE
attempting to escape
WHITEHORSE. Y. T? Feb. 16. ?, f
While trying to escape at the change 1
of his guards Sunday night. Romltoj
Caesari, reprieved murdsred, was shot
by Northwest Mounted Police and re
ceived wounds from which he died last
night. j J
The first bullet struck Caesari in j j
the leg. The wounded man rose, aad j s
continued his flight. When about 100! 1
yards from, the barracks, a second f
shot passed through him. penetrating j .
his stomach. Caesari fel and was ? c
brought back to the hospital, where S
he died twenty-four hours after his 0
break for liberty. The body will be p
interred hero. I
It was at 6 o'clock Sunday evening t
when Cacsarl's dash was atemptcd. He a
assaulted one of the guards and shoved s
him from the corridor into the cell, v
threw a coat over the head of the
other guard, and made a break for r
liberty. He was in his stocking feel
and had on neither bat cor coat
Constable Haye3, one of .the guards,
pursued Caesari, who was making for
nearby woods. Hayat fired two shots v
In the air. but the flying man did not c
atop. Tuo constable then began firing t
point blank at the escaping assassin, tl
Two ? shots took effect. One entered'a
the left side of the back Jast above tbo F
pelvis, passing through the in tea- li
tines. One struck him in the thigh, ti
The shots brought him down, and he a
was taken to the hospital and died r
there at. 10:30 o'clock last night. b
Caesari made no statement before K
he died. The man whom Caesari 1
was convicted of having killed was; t<
Dominico Mclis. The slaying took'h
place here a year ago.
The prisoner had beffn convicted on,
circumstantial evidence. The Imposi
tion of the death sentence was fol- b
lowed by the construction of a scaf- n
fold. Sheriff George Brimstone of tl
Dawson coming hero to execute the
prisoner. On Feb. 1. four days before
the hanging, a reprieve was granted i
Caesari. by the Dominion government ?
from death sentence to life imprison- ?
ment at, New Westminster. B. C.. pen- f(
itentiary. The prisoner was to have b
been .taken? to the prison on the next p
boat for Victoria.
The belief exists in Whitehorse that
Caesari was mentaly unsound. Ho had
hallucinations on tho subject of per- n
petual motion. tl
M'CONNELL SEEKING fr
RELIEF FOR STEFANSSON r
F
NEW YORK. Feb. 16.?Private Sec
retary McConnell for V. Stofansson Is
now here making an efTort to get funds
for a relief expedition to be sent In a
search of Stefansson. He Is also o
seeking to aid the Canadian govern- i 0
ment in the premises. \ tl
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SEATTLE GIRL IS
ACCIDENTALLY KILLED
LESTER. Wsislu Feb. 16.?Miss Lo- ?'
na King, of Seattle, was killed here t
vestorday as the rcsuut of the acci- ?
dental discharge of a rifle which she
was handing to E. J. Br.asett, her fi- s
ancee.
STANFORD'S PRESIDENT
RENDERS RESIGNATION n
? iJ
PALO ALTO. Calif.. Feb. 16. ? Thel a
resignation of President Brenner, of: a
Lcland Stanford. Junior, University,:
has been acecpted by. the trustees of j ,,
that Institution. The resignation Is! e
effective July 21. i 0
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SPOKANE WOMAN KILLS i,
HUSBAND AND HERSELF 0
?? r
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 16.?Abra-:c
ham BInnard, a Spokane business man a
was shot and perhaps fatally wounded j f
by his wife Monday morning, wbllo ^
he slept. Mrs. BInnard then took her
own life.
WELL KNOWN SEATTLE p
TAILOR KILLS HIMSELF n
?t
SEATTLE, Feb. 16.?Herman Stec- t
der, a well known tailor In this city,
committed suicide yesterday.
THE WEATHER TODAY.
MAXIMUM?26.
MINIMUM?13. o
CLEAR. 5
SEW LINER FOR
ALASKA SERVICE
SEATTLE. Feb. 36.?Vice-President
ind General Manager R. W. Baxter,
JeneraJ Freight and Pnosenger Agent
iohn H. Bunch, of the Alaska Stoam
ihip company, who arc now In San
ihranclco, have practically completed
he purchase of another vessel of large; |
onnage for the Alaska service of their l
Inc. The name of the vessel purchas
ed has not been disclosed at this time,
iuch Is the announcement made at the
iffices of tho Alaska Steamship com
pany in this city to day.
It Is understood that the vessel will ? l
e ready for the Alaska service with::
he opening of the spring business,' <
nd that she la larger than any ves- i
el now employed in the Alaska sor- I
iUSSIA REQUIRES
American, cotton;;
WASHINGTON. Feb. 16.?Russia
.*111 absorb large quantities of Amerl-. J
an cotton as coon as there aro facili
les for shipping it from the South to
hat country. American Consul Gencr-'
I Snodgrass at Moscow has reported, i.
lussiau dealers havo been endeavor
ig. with poor results to secure a cot-:"
on supply from England, but no goods j
ro accepted via Archangel, and rail
oad lines from Sweden to Russia are (
adly congested. The consul says the ,
Russian crop, for 1914-15 amount's to
.320 000 bales. Little American cot- '
du is now going forward to Russia,
o. states.
a
American* Sell Projectiles
PITTSBURGH. Feb. 16.?The Car
on Steel Company, of Pittsburgh, has L.
ecelvcd orders for $1,125,000 projoc
ilcs for the British army.
BOSTON. Feb. 16.?Commencing on j
londay, more than 2.300 Yorker* of
tie American Thread Co., of Wllliman- .
1c. Conn., began work on fun time '
or six days a week. The factory has i j
ccn running four days a week for the lT
ast several months.
Cubans Buy Potatoes.
BOSTON. Feb. 16.?Potato ship- ,
lents to Cuba havo increased more '
hen 300 per cent within the last few 1
lonths. due to the weekly service be
R*een this poft and Cuba which was, '
ccently inaugurated by the United
'ruit Company and other lines.
American Shipment* Congested.
ROME. Feb. 16.?At present there
re 40 cargoes of grain valued at $12.
00,000 waited to ho unloaded at Gen!
a.. These include 25 ship loads frotn
be United State's and 15 from South
jnerlca.
Chicago Gets Money.
CHICAGO. Feb. 36.?It Is estimated *
hat Chicago banks havo>eccIvcd from !
he Interior between $30,000,000 and '
75 000.000 in the past month.
t t t i
PANISH FAVOR GERMANY
TO SPITE AMERICANS |
LONDON, Feb. 16.?A curious pho- {
omenon in national psychology Is be- (
is witnessed in Spain, according to
n English resident of that country j
ow vsitlng in London. Spansh opin- j
jn outside the restricted court circle, J (
rhere King Alfonso's personal influ-;.
nco is predominant, and also outside i j
f the official governmental limits, i <
ifhcre requirements of strict neutral- ,
:y axe understood, is strongly, almost! j
verwhelmlngly pro-German. Spanish [
iro-Gcrmanism is. he says, the out->;
ome of the Spanish American war,;
nd chiefly arises from the belief that
be United States favors Great Bri-;c
ain.
1
Buys American Submarines. . t
MADRID. Feb. 16.?Tho Spanish j j
arliament has authorised the govorr.- ,
tent to purchace four submarine-; for...
he Spanish navy from a builder In .
he United States.
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ALASKA GOLD. .......it
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NEW YORK, Feb. 16.?Alaska Gold'1
Iosed today at 23*6; Utah Copper.;1
2Vi- 11
NO CHANGE IN MEXICO. *
WASHINGTON', Feb. IC. ? v
?i? todny that he lmd received no ?>
+ confirmation of the reports that -5
Spain has addressed the powers ?>
* on restoring order In Mexico.
?e Up to Diplomats.
* WASHINGTON. Fob. t6. ? *
4- Secretary of State William J. *
?> Bryan today announced that 4
{- foreign diplomats in .Mexico *
fr City had been Instructed to use ?
> their own discretion about leav
? ing that placo. 4
i' ? + + + * 4 -> ?> 4 4 4 ? + *
NAME ATTORNEY f OR
WASHINGTON. Fob. 16. ? George
Itublee, of Now Hampshire, has been
;inocring commission, and is cxamiu
?rnment.
Last September, during the debate
>n the trade commission bill, Senator
itublec as a' tireless lobbyist.
HOLLAND WORRIED
OVER EUROPE'S WAR
CHICAGO. Feb. 16.?A special from!
Che Hague, to the Chicago Herald'
t realizes that !t is on the verge of
lostilllies. In what is knov.-n as the
ilaestrlcht district, which projects dl
ectly against territory occupied by:
iermany, there are soldiers patrolling'
he frontier. These men are In con
tant contact with Gorman Bentrics.j
. Holland's sympathies are largely
vltfc the Allies, not because of sonti
neutal reasons, but on account of the.
ear that If the Dutch government
hould become Involved against tho!
tllics England will: seize the great ;
)utch colonics in the East and West]
ndlc:;.
Reports have been current that Eng
and may at any tiruo demand tho
ight to pass up the Scheldt in order
Jolgium. These reports receive no
Tho Dutch government hits notified
2ngland that any attempt to pass
hrough the territory under its con
rol by any belligerant wlir be follow
ed by warlike action against the fore
's of tho belligerents.
Holland lias its entire army and na
ry ready for action and will ffood tho
lountry by opening tho dikes the im>
nent It cntor? into the war.
J. S. CUTTER SERVICE
WANTS MORE BOATS.
WASHINGTON. Fob. S?The Unit-j
(d States Coast.Guard Cuttor Service,
hrough the efforts of Commandant
3. R. Bortholf, Is seeking an increased
ippropriatioa from this Congress. It
s urged to appropriate $3D04000 for a
lew cutter for the California coast;
1110,000 for an anchorage patrol for
ise In Now York harbor and $350,000 i
[or a vessel for duty ou the Panama
Canal. Revenue cutters of the Unit
;d States saved 47G lives and gave
issistaucc to 210 vessels, valued, with
hoir cargoes, at more than $9,000,000
luring the fiscal year which onded
lune 30 last. For every dollar ex
tended by the service It aided in sav
ng probably property worth $3.72.
Commandant Berthplf's report shows
hat during the year 28,787 vessels
warded, 9GS were seized or reported
'or violations of the law and fines and
lenalUes amounting to $204,310 were
! curred by those 60 reported.
VCCUSED PRIEST
IS ACQUITTED
CHICAGO, Feb. 11.?ROV. J. J. Mill;
in, former priest of the Church of the
loly Rosary, was acquitted of murder
>y a jury last nlsht. He told friends
.oday that he intends going to the
Precious Blood Seminary?to which
>rder he belongs?at Carthagcna, ().,
,lmc ho killed Thomas Patterson, post?
nastcr at Hillside, 111., but itlnci; has
mtlrely recovered from the attack of
LONDON, Feb. 16.?The prophecy
that Italy will mobilize her army with
in a fortnight was made here tonight
by Rlocottl Garibaldi, the Italian pa
triot Ho said that unices the Italian
government decides to participate In
the war In behalf of the Allies against
Germany and Austria there will be a
revolution.
REVOLUTION LOOKED
FOR IN TURKEY j
special to the New York Herald says
Is probable In the Hnmodlate future
drawn! of Turkey from tho war. Tho
Although everything is Qulot lu Bu .
torventlon is proceedlur energetically.
ARMENIA READY TO
l'.ETROGRAI>. }'"c\ 16.?Armenian jl
leaders state, timt.-if Russia will give.
NEW SHiP Bill
WASHINGTON. Feb. 16--The. House
Domocratc in caucus at 2:30 o'clock
this morning committed itself to the
administration compromise ship-pur
chase bill.
The bill was launched in the House.
with the opening of tho session this
morning with n special rule, which was
promptly adopted without debate, lim
iting the debate on the bill to six
hours?three hours to each side.
The leaders in the House confident
ly believe that they will have a com
pletely now ship-purchase bill in the
Senate before the close of today.
The new shipping bill is a comblna-'
tion of tho Weeks' bill and the Gore,
substitute which is now pending in;
tho Senate.
The Democrats are continuing their
cloture rule through the Senate.
h . (.).
Dryden, assistant claim agent-of the'
Northern Pacific, was killed, and K.
K. Patton, timekeeper, dangerously
wounded by Richard Imonto. a crip-.
\
Of
fort on the part of Imeuto to got
revenge for Injuries sustained while,
he was working on the Northern Pa
Imonto, in resisting arrest, was
liiado the turket for a fusllade from'.
imonto has been calling on Northern.
Pacific officials demanding settlement
for his injuries. The matter has been
in the hnndn of the legal department!
Imonto had thought of his griev
ance.-; so much that ho is believed toj
have become insane.
GARY- LIKES WILSON'S
RECENT STATEMENTS
NEW YORK, Feb. 1G.?Chairman R
H. Gary, of the Steel Corporation says:
"The recent utterances of President
Wilson concern inn his attitude toward
?' vl 01 cc
a#on among business Interests for thc
devclopnient of trade, will have a good
effect and will result in much benefit
If practical aplication is made of the!
The Empire circulation leads. Try
advertising in it
4- v ?> ? *> ?> ?> ?> +
V
? DYNAMITERS KILL v
HIGH BULGARIANS *
? ?4?
?:? bera at Sofla'n aristocracy were ?>
killed, and ten others injured
when a bomb was exploded tyist *
v nisht at a masked ball. Tho *
ball was attended by ropresen- +
tatives of the most exclusive" +
? society of the Bulgarian cnpl- <?
? tnl. 4
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JAPA NSELL8 WAR
MUNITIONS AN DMATERIAL
TOKIO, Feb. IS.?Japan to paid to
have wold ?11,000,000 or \vnr materials
to tho Allies, principally Russia.
GERMANS CAPTURE j
LONDON, Fob. 16. ~ Dispatches
from tho east say that tho Germans
have captured the Polish town of
Berlin dispatches say that the Cor
man advance in cast Prussia has been
RUSSIANS ON DEFENSIVE,
LONDON," FobT 10.?The largely ro
-.nforccd German army In east Prus
fonso In the povlncc of Suwnlkl is ta
!<< n to moan that the raid lu the north1
while.
The Indications are that there has.
been no change in the situation-in Po-!
laud, Gnlicia. the Carpathian moun-'
tains or Bukowina.' Russia is sending j
reinforcements to Lemberg and Wnr-;
GERMANS BECOMING
PANIC STRICKEN;
NEW YORK. Feb. 16.?An Amster
dam dispatch to the New York Her
ald br.vb: "The Germans nrc getting
panicky." That Is tho remark I have
heard from every neutral I have met
on bis arrival from Germany In the:
last few days. The .Germans are be-'
coming frightened at what lies ahead
of thorn. The complete absence of
raw.stuffs Is killing Germany's Indus-;
try. and the plight of that co'untrayj
could not be worse if the battle were
really raging within her own borders.'
All along the Ithiuo, Is tho district |
once humming with Industry, factor
ies arc silent and workngmen are
Germans Preach Economy.
AMSTERDAM; Feb. 16.-The Ger
man government is sending throughout
the country a number of speakers In
structing tho people in tho economy
of eating and of preparing food.
Austria Feedn Starving.
ROME, Fob. 16.?An official com
munique has been issued at ViQCta
stating that ''tho government has ile
cfifed to tako 16b wagon loads of flov
froiu stores kept lor times of neces
sity and place It at tho disposal of
tho city for immediate distribution
in answer to complaints of starvation
mode by the populace."
Austria Raises the Price of 3read
ROME, Feb. 16.?An official decree
Issued in Trieste raises the price of
a two-pouiul loaf of bread from 13 to
16 conts. The grain markets in Aus
tria are in a dosperate condition. The
Wir bread, that is being sold is com
posed largely of substitutes for flour.!
ENGLISH PRISONERS GET
THE WORST TREATMENT
PAklS, Feb. 1G%?A letter . fto:n a
French .-told(or in a German war prJa- ;
on aald'to have been anniggicd past
the censor says that everyone Ik fair-:
ly well treated except the English,
whom the Germans regard as "dogs"
or "piRH." Ho says the- toed Is poor
and very limited In quantity; Sen
it iii to t!:
pressure for food throughout Germany.
sent East, he saye, to aid Turks "in
the defense of the holy cause of 1s
I.iin," whic
statement has been made la a prison
" The""lOmplriTguaraatees its adver
GREAT BRITAIN AND
GERMANY PREPARING
I FOR SUBMARINE WAR
AMERICAN PEACE
NOT IN DANGER
j BERLIN, Feb. 16.?The Lokal Art
zelgcr, In an admittedly inspired ar
' tlcle, says that the differences between (
the United States and Germany will
! be settled without difficulty. It not ,
only so quotes German Cabinet mem-j,
bers, but it quotes American Abmass
ador James W. Gerard as saying:
"The disputed questions between
the United States and Germany will;
bo solved satisfactorily to both the
Americans and the Germans." ...I.
ASQUITH LOOKS FOR
WAR TO BE SHORT:.
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LONDON Fob. 1C?Front latest avail' i
able authoritative Information it is ?
manifest that both Germany and Aus- t
tria are on the threshhold of facing p
a Merlons problem in food Shortage..:
Premier Asquit in hi3 speech before1'
tho House of Commons alluded to this I
situation confronting Germany and r
Austria ub a now phase of the war, in- *
dlcating as its effect a possible short z
duration of the great conflict in which'
tho Kuropeau nations arc now engaged.
War To Last Another Year.
BOSTON/* Feb? 10.?The president
of a big manufacturing house engaged je
in the 'manufacture of shoos, has just \'
returned from abroad where has has (
been successful in landing substantial | 1
contracts for army shoos, suys that the ] s
consensus of opinion among the busl- i d
ness men and banker:: in England and i c
Franco Is that the war will last a year,
longer. The Englishmen inclines to j *1
the opinion that it wJH bo of somewhat
greater dura ton while in Franco tho ?
idea Is that It win be shorter.
"From the standpoint of tho busi
ness man, however,' 'said ho; "it is *
the assumption that it will at least j;
continue six or seven months longer, f
which for practical purposes Is far *
ahead as lie needs to look in laying
the basis for his calculations.
"The belief tlint tho strugglo will n
bo protracted In based on the fact
that there Is unlikely to be any great
decisive Initio cither on land or sea
to bring tho war to an end. Germany
may retreat, but she retreats only to
stronger ontenchments.
"The Allies know that the Gemnns
aro doggedly determined fighters and
that }t ir. extremely difficult to dofeat t
them on the field of battle. The Al? .
lies have, therefore. come to the con
clusion that the problem In to block
and starve out Gormany. They nrc j
waiting for her to run short of some .j
essentia) commodity or comraodltlos.
It may be copper, it may be wheat, c
or It may be something else. That la v
the only obvious way of bringing her c
to her knees," - i j
CANADA PROFITS
SOME FROM WAR L
OTTAWA, Feb. 10.?It is estimated j
that Canada's textile milts have, profit- f
ed to the extent of $16,(.?00.000 by the f
war.
Canada Ignores War Zone.
MONTREAL,. Feb. 16.?The Canad
ian Pacific, Allan lino, Donaldson aud n
tho Canadian Northern Railroad Com c
panics will mr.ko no cliatigos In sail- f
InRs as" a ro.9u!t of the German adtnlr- r
afty's announcement. I
Amsterdam Imports Wheat.
SYDNEY. Feb. 1G.--In order to on y;
able Australian wheat to .be used as ]'
teed for the next crop, tho Victorian t
government has arranged to Import r
i,r.00;000 bushels of Argentine wheat. a
li
GERMANY PREPARES TO n
FLOAT ANOTHER LOAN c
AMSTERDAM, Feb. 16.?A second 3
German war loan will probably be is- j
sued at tho beginning of March.
LONDON,. Feb. 16.?The belief is li
prevalent h tondon flnanlial circles
that any joint war loan which inajr??
bo Issued by the Allied powers will d
bo floated In New York. Petrograd. "J
Toklo Parltj^jnd London.. TJie loaty ,v
will be on "tho basis of -l per cent, guar- d
an teed bonds by Russia Franco and f
Great Brltatt, abd possibly by Jdpqci. c
LONDON, Feb. 16.?Absolute prohi
bition against foodstuffs destined for
Germany will be formally proclaimed
by Great Britain tonight or tomorrow,
according to present expectations.
The government proposes to starve
Germans.
The British government han decid
ed to adopt retaliatory measures
against the threatened attack on mer
chant shipping. The new measures,
which have not been made public yet,
will be put Into effect immediately.
ALL NEUTRALS MUST
STAY OUT OF WAY
ROTTERDAM, Feb. 16.-?The Cham
aer of Commerce here has recolved a
;ommunlcation from the German con
sul in which is reproduced a note from
Chancellor Von Bethmann-Hollweg In
which he says in most cases the Ger
man submarines will be unable to dls
Jnguish between neutral and British
rcscels when encountered In the war
:one, and that, therefore, all merchant
ncn will run the risk of destruction,
n order to avoid losses It is urgently
ecesaary, the note states,, for neu
ral ships to remain out of the war
one.
GERMANY WARNS AGAINST
ENGLAND.
jTcpllrj, Feb. 16.?The German gov
rnment fears that Great Britain, in
to effort to create friction between
Jermany and neutral nations, will go
o the length of sinking neutral ships
ind represent that the sinking was
one by Germans. This fear was the
ause of the Issuance of a special of
i6ial statement today. The statement
allows:
"Inasmuch as It Is In the interest
f Great Britain that conflict arise be
ween Germany and neutral powers It
s thought in German shipping circjes
hat English submarines, in order to
irlng about this end, may purposely
ink one or more neutral ships. It Is
mown, also, in chipping circles, that
ireat Britain has laid large quanti
ses of mines against German sub- ;
rjarlnea."
IREAT BRITAIN WILL
TRY TO CRUSH ENEMY
LONDON. Feb. 16.?That the fun
trength of tho British navy will bo
xcrted to crush the Gorman sea pow
ir and put her submarines out of
itflhpss is the substance of a state
uont mado in tho Commons last night
iy First Lord of the Admiralty Win
ton Churchill.
Tho British stoamship Wavelet
truck a mine yesterday In tho Brit
sh channel und twelve lives wore lost,
ho vcssol was beached.
The Royal Dutch Steamship line, op
rating botween Amsterdam and Ha
re. will cease running vessels on ac
ount of the risk from mines In the
English channel.
War Will Be Costly.
Chancellor of tho Exchequer David
.loyd-Georgo said that tho combined
ost to tho Allies for maintaining war
are on tho extensive plans contend
dated by tho commanding generals
or twelve months win bo approxi
nately 510,000,000.
To Plant Mines.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 16.?'The Ger
nan Ambassador notified tho United
Itates yesterday that among its plans
or the destruction of British com
acrco will bo to sow mines about tho
l.rltteh coast.
Ask for Release of Wllhelmlna.
The State Department has formal
y asked the British government to re- ' ;
caso tho Wllhelmlna and permit her
0 continuo her trip to Germany, rep
eseriting that the rules of lnternation
1 law would permit her to do that
a the absence of a blockade of "Gcr
nan ports, as her cargo of conditional
ontraband is going, to non-combat
ntB,
ACKLING OPTIMISTIC
ON COPPErT OUTLOOK
BUTTIC. Feb. 1G.?Cel. D. C. Jack
ng, while !e BuUc wiCi Br?co- Mock-*
isic.. maiA n.o..UWC..1MMI..bcfiiuact-Xat.
the litiih aiivl otlicr copper
: hopo fc'tbnt epndltionB
? ill coutfaue to, autWt&at:j>j^.
luction can be restored .to normal be-,
ore long. There was a slightly hit'
reascd'output.In. January!. ? .

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