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SENATE COMMITTEE
ADDS TO EUNDS FOR
NORTHERN PURPOSES!
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+ + + + + + + + +
+ *
* MORE MONEY FOR *
* NAVIGATION AIDS +
> * ? ?
* WASHINGTON. Feb. 19. ? ?>
+ The Senate today increased +
v the apropriation for aids to +
+ navigation In Alaska from $200.- ?>
-> 000 to $225,000. This permits ?>
+ $60,000 instead of $40,000 drags ?
* and insures two drags for Al- ?
+ askan waters this winter in- ?
+ stead of one. +
+ v
* ????> + + + ,>'lffr + + + + + +
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19?The Sen
ate committee Increased the approprl-i
atlons for Alaska to the extent of 535,
000 before reporting the sundry civil
bill to the Senate. The allowance for]
fisheries was Increased from $65,000
to $75,003 and that for the Indians
from $200,000 to $225,000.
The other appropriations stand as
they were in the bill when it passed
the House.
MEDICAL RELIEF FOR
ALASKA INDIANS
}
WASHINGTON. Feb. 19.?Senator
W. U.Jones of Washington introduced
an amendment to the sundry civil bill
yesterday making immediately avail
able $75,000 for tho medical relief of
Indians in Alaska.
??
LONDON OPINION ON
SHIP PURCHASE BILL
?V?
LONDON. Feb. 29.?The Globe says
of the American ship purchase bill:
"We fear the United States will find
it very difficult to make a success of
a commercial enterprise of this na
ture even when the war Is over." !
FRANK JAMES. FORMER
BANDIT, IS DEAD
? ?
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS. Ma. Feb.
IS. ? Frank James, a member of
Quantrell's famous guerilla band of
raiders during the c'.vil war and later
bank and train robber, and outlaw,
died on his farm at this place yester
day.
At the time of the killing of Frank
James* younger brother, Jesse James,
a quarter century ago by Bob Ford,
who secured the $50,000 reward offered
by Gov. Thomas T. Critendcn for the
capture of the famous bandit dead
or alive, Frank James surrendered to
the authorities. He received a pardon
from Gov. Crittenden, and livod a
life of peace. The James brothers.
Younger brothers. Ford brothers and
others, most of them formerly with
Quantrell's guerilla band, terrorized
the Middle and Southwest for 25 years
following the close of the civil war.
They constituted the most famous of
ail bands of American outlaws.
BURNS DETECTIVES
ARREST DYNAMITER
SEATTLE. Feb. 19.?David Caplan.
alleged to be the last of the Los An
geles Times dynamiting gang, was ar
rested yesterday by a Burns detoctlvo
who traced him to a hiding place on
Bainbridge Island, across Piigct Sound
from this city. Caplan was running
a barber shop and had a chicken
ranch as an additional occupation.
Caplan is said to have bought pow
der for the McXamara brothers, from
the DuPont plant at Pinole Cal. He
was once before under arrest in San,
Francisco.
ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. "
BUYS STEAM SCHOONER,
SEATTLE. Feb. 19. ? It was an-;
nounced today that a new ship pur-,
chased by the Alaska Steamship com
pany for the Southeastern Alaska
trade is the steam schooner Rcdondo.t
a vessel of 679 gross and 462 tons bur- i
den. She is 1SS feet in length and;
was built in Toledo. 0., in ISOi
The Rcdondo for several y>rxrs has
been in the lumber trade between Re-!
dondo and San Francisco.
THE WEATHER TODAY.
Max'mum?<1.
Minimum?31.
Precipitation?.06 inch.
Partly cloudy?Rain.
IZAPATA TAKES J;
MEXICO EROM |
CARRANZISTASI
'_*_x 1
WASHINGTON," Feb. 19. ? Dls-j |
patches received by the State De- ;
j partment last night say that the t
forces of Gen. Carranza have evacu- t
ated Mexico City and the Mexican cap- ]
ital has been occupied by force under J
the command of Gen. Zapata. The Za- t
patistao encountered no opposition
when they entered the city. j
Only Corn Bread At Mexico.
American consular agents report {
that Mexico City and surrounding sec- t
tlon3 of Mexico arc without wheat, r
and that the populace is compelled to
mnke bread of corn meal. : J
PRESiDENTsim !
HOPES fOR success!:
WASHINGTON, Fob. 19.? It Is uu- j .\
derstood that the President has vir-j t'
tually decided not to call an extra:?]
session of Congress'no matter what ! a
the fate of the shlplng bill may be.
Tbo shipping bill as amended has; h
been sent to a conference committee; tc
of the two houses of Congress with In- 11
structions to report the measure back
February 27th. P
The Republican Senators claim that o
the differences between the Senate 51
and House on the measure will not si
likely be adjusted. However, the
President is convinced that the bill
will become a law before the adjourn
raent of Congress.
? ? ^ b m
DEMOCRATS SAY BAD ! ?
LOBBY AT WORK ?
WASHINGTON. Feb. 19!?The Dem
ocratic leaders of the Senate have lo- h
cnted the lobby which is fighting the
Ship Purchase bill thr.t now seems as-j
surcd of pas-ages through the Upper
House within the next two weeks.
Republican leaders themselves do
not deny that the organization to 01
which they belong has practically 01
made a contract with the "big busl- ir
ness" Interests of the cpuntry to aid u
trusts (good and bad)," nU of which
are solidly arrayed against the meas-|
ure urged ly President Wilson as the J jt
foundation jf a genuine merchant ma- R
r'ne, accordng to Democratic conten- t<
tion. B
There is not tho slightest doubt iu tl
the minds of the Democrats who are ti
lighting for the bill that the Republl- ci
can undertaking to defeat the Ship B
Purchase bill has virtually assured the it
party of the support of all the great d
financiers in the transportation and d<
Industrial combinations in tho country C
in the next Presidential election. tc
A
Catered Fop Big Business
NEW YORK, Feb. 19.?A Washing- k
ton dispatch to the New York World di
says the program decided upon by the ai
Republicans to accomplish the defeat ol
of the government merchant marine g|
project had for its inspiration two ob- r<
jocts which were closely related. The
first was to convince the business mon u
of the country that the Republican par- d!
ty Is their friend: that it only can w
save business rrom tho destruction w
which tho Republican Senators have hi
proclaimed ia to result from tho un- k
dcrtakings or the WHson administra- tl
tion. c<
The second purpose of the Rcpubli- hi
can fight was to bring back under the s
?Republican banner every man who;
bast his vote either for Mr. Taft ot[ca
Mr. Roosevelt in 1912. 'tl
A feature of the plan that "fell tl
do}vn," according to the Democratic a;
leaders, is that the Ship Trust failed tr
to arouse anything like a patriotic tr
protest against the Administration. w
p:
Will Not Negotiate Yet e:
WASHINGTON. Feb. 19.?The gov- S(
crnment of the United States docs
not Intend to bo drawn into any nego
tiations with foreign government-, a:; ft
to whether or not It has the right to ?
buy belligerent ships until the bill now w
pending in the Senate is enacted into tl
law and there Is a decision as tojtl
where the purchases are to be made, di
MITCHELL GIVEN
3 YEARS TOR
TRYINGTOKILL
Charley Mitchell. Indian butcher
knlfo wloldcr, was sentenced by Judge
Robert \V. Jennings thlB morning In
the district court to servo three years
In the Federal penitentiary at Mc
Neil's Island, W?8h. Mitchell will bo
taken south on an early boat.
The crime for which the Indian must
;nter the penitoiitiary was committed
it Haines on the night of December 23.
Deputy Marshal W. S. Harding was
summoned to a house whero baccha- :
lallan rev ilry was at Its hoight. The i
nanshal arrested ono person and went :
melt for another when Mitchell selxed i
i butcher knifo and with the excla
nation "I kill-urn marshal," stabbed ;
he officer on the head, inflicting a (
ong jaggeti wound. The jury found
ditchell guilty of assault with intent .
o kill. i
Mitchell was askod through an inter- j
iretcr If iie had iwythinjf to say bo- ;
ore the sentence was pronounced.~At 1
Irst he said he'bad, but later said ho
tad changed his mind, and would say
tothing, ;
John G. Held, who hud defended
.tltchell at the trial, said lie believed
he evidence In the case had been in
ufficiont for a vordict such as was
endored, and asked leniency of the ^
ourt. "Motive Is at the bottom of r
very crime," Mr. Hold said. "And 1 i
cl'eve there was absolutely no pro-j<
loditatlon or malice on tho part of, ?:
ltd to -resist tho forcible invasion of-:
he house Jure llk< you or I would if;-:
n officer came in withou a warrant."; ?:
Judge Jennings '-old Mitchell that ifj.-:
e wore a white man he would sen-| ?:
:nce him to ten years in the peniten-i
arv. ?:
"But yon arc an Indian, and you r ?:
rohably have not had tho advantagesj *:?
f a white man. I will rot Impose a ?;
ontonco of that length," the court! ?:
aid. Sentence was then pronounced.! ?:
Capopo Gets Three Months.
John Capopa was sentenced to serve
lrce months In the United States
nil this afternoon. 0. A. Tucker, his;
ttornoy. made a plea for mercy. Ca
opa was convicted of having given
lice James, an Indian woman, liquor, j1
he crime was committed In Douglas. ? !>
iLICE COX IS ON
TRIAL TOR LIFE|s
Alice Cox. Thlinget Indian moid, is < v
n trial forTTer life, before Judgo Rob-j'
rt W. Jennings. The ease should bo j
i the jury's hands by tomorrow af
?rnoon.
Mr. Reagan's Statement.
In his opening statement to the
iry- United States Attorney John J.j *?
tagan said the government expected! v
) prove that the Cox woman shot <
akcr in tho back, and then three
mes more bofore he d'ed. The dir.- <
?let attorney told of the events pre- <
sding the shooting. He said that *
aker, who was employed by Admin- <?
ttrator J. T. Martin, of the J. W. Way- *
i.-lich estate, was going to the Way
elJch farm at Auk Bay and that W. *
ox, who lived near the farm, asked *
> go along. 'Cox is no relation to *
lice Cox, the district attorney said. *
.Tien :hc launch left Juneau Cox. Ba
er. Alice Cox and young George Way- S
slich formed the party. The district
ttorney said they had a half pint
whiskoy and an equal amount of
In, but declared that there was no b
>w aboard the boat. e
"When they arrived at the farm, af- v
t dropping Cox off at his place," the If
[strict attorney said, "they went to
ard the Waydelich house. Baker
ent In first and shut the door. The
oy knocked for admlssiou and Ba- o
or asked who was there. Baker b
len reappeared with a gun and ac- tl
jrding to the defendant's statement:
e said 'I'm going to kill both of you | S
'.washes.'"
"We exnect to Drove." Mr. ItcuEan i
TOtlnued, "that after Baker had
irown the gun aside and started for I
ic boat. Alice Cox seized the gun s
ad shot and killed him." The dis- h
?let nttororiey mentioned a story at
?Ibutcd to Alice Cox that she had P
reatled with Baker In the house to
roteci her rights as a woman. "W<
icpect to disprove that." Mr. Koagan
ated. V
What the Defense In. t:
A. B. Callaham, counsel for the de- a
mdant, stated his case briefly. He c
ild: "We expect to show that this a
oman too'r Baker's life because qhc
lought that was only way to protect ?
tat which a good woman bollovca 13 tl
carer than llfo." 1
SOLONS ARE i
mmm
Delia Hubbard, Senator- 0. P. Gausthd c
Chitlna, Earnest B. Collins of Pair-!
forthcoming scEs.'on of the- Legluln- v
turpi Also in the legislative party] J
ivero Barry Keown of Nome, Evan s. c
Bruner of Valdcz and C. Dlcringor ?
With the exception of Senator K. A., jl
<V Id rich of Nome, the delegation Is the !
?first division, to arrive in Jtyioaulj
XLASKA LEGISLATORS
SAIL FOR-THE NORTH j ?
Uaska Legislature wh'ch meets at Ju-= ^
irau March 1st. ti
y 7
?WASis.NGTOX *rt(
? says that (hutc i: no danger of *
? a food '.hortagc In the Untied j,
? ?> 4> ?> ?f - 'S* + ? ?
)R. F. B. WHITING IS if!
ARRESTED AT SEATTLE ?
lug, prominent Alafcka and Seattle
hysician. was arrested here today on A
warrant charging him with pre- b<
cr'.blng morphine for a drug flend. ni
EWARO'S NEW BANK
GETS ITS CHARTER
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13. -Tho First 11
rational Bank of Soward. Alaska, with
oseph W. Harriman as president and 1
Irick Lucas as cashier, received Its
baiter yesterday. Tho how bank bos)
capital of $25,000.
t , ?
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? GARRISON WANTS LARGER ? *
COAST DEFENSE GUNS.
?
WASHINGTON. Feb. 19. ? *
? Secretary of War Lfndloy M.
? Garrison has submitted a re
port to the army board :n which
longer range guns for the Amor
? lean const defense forts. *
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TOCK EXCHANGE SEATS fc]
SHOW ADVANCEMENT
NEW YORK, Feb. 19.?Two meiu- tl:
orshlp scats In tho Now Yorok stock: to
xckango sold at $42,000 each, an ad- c,j
ance of $2,000 In the prico since the to
ist previous sale.
In Chicago Alto. qi
CHICAGO, Feb. 19.?A menjbenjhlp gt
a tlio Chicago Board of Trade hascV
een - old at an advance of- $100 ovorj
TATE OFFICIAL FALLS
15 STORIES TO DEATH
ATLANTA. Co.. Feb. 19.? John W. ,:i
[ughes, need 75 years, a State oil in-' ft
pector, fell fifteen stories to his death p?
j;V
'ROHIBITION LEADER E
OPPOSE INTERFERENCE
-
WASHINGTON. Fob. 19.? Sumner
IVHayncs, of Portland. Intl., Prohlbl
[on candidate for United States Sen- J
tor. In the recent campaign, is oppos- \\
d to national prohibition, and ho has fr
fated his opposition candidly in a let- ly
sr. tb Representative J. A. M. Adair, pi
lays says the Prohibitionists will is
fobson resolution shortly. nl
n
LONDON, Feb. 19.?For the purpose j
rf relieving the tremendous strain un
Jer which Rusdin has been laboring
'or the last ten days as a result of tho
jormar. attacks in East Prussia and J
>ther sections, the Allies began active/'.
>ffenstve operations In many place?
ilong the western front "Wednesday,
rhey were continued yesterday,/and
oday. The result of the sudden at
ack along the line from the^ sea to
he Alps has been a genpra! gain,
vhlch has been successfuly followed
ip for three' days. The^.Allles have ?
aptured miles of trenches, and many :.1
irisoners. &
'?
10 PEACE UNTIL J
RHINE IS BORDER
Paris, Feb. 19. ? Premier Vlvlanl, |?!
peaking In the Chamber of Deputies, "!
aid that It is uoolccc to talk of peace;
ntil Belgium has been restored to
lie cpople of that country and Alsace
nd Lorraine nave been retaken. He |
aid that whatever else the war may i 8
ctermln'e, one of the results must be|a
3 keep the Germans beyond the Ia
HE KAISER CLAIMS 1
COMPLETE VICTORY 11
_.?>?
Berlin; Feb. 19.?The Emperor has
"The Russian have been completely! b
eaten. Our beloved Eaet Prussia is j o
?ee from the enemy again."
USSIA STRONG IN ?
EASTERN POSITIONS"
PETKOGRAD, Feb. 19? The W:;r
flice announced today that the Rub
au army, which was forced to retire j .
?om Hast Prussia before superior
umbers, is in position to defend its
Editions- In North Poland. j3
it was also stated that the German- v.
ustrian advance in Bukowinu hasl^
.?en effectively chocked, and there in
j danger of Lemberg or other sec
ons of Kastcrn Galicia. j r>
The Gorman attempt to capture j si
"ftrsaw lias not been renewed. *
Tho gains In the Carpathians con
All Russian armies are being heav- n'
y" reinforced. 01
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BRITISH HINDUS * Ci
ARE IN REVOLT 01
TOKIO. Fob. 19. ? A revolt *
has broken out among the + j
British Hindu soldier;; at Sing- + 61
apore, according to reports that * O
have been received horc. + Ir
??? /. A 4* 4j? v A A ?!'
_L C
USSIA RECOUPING
ON VODKA LICENSES
PETROGKAD. Feb.; 19.?The Duma B
is declared a monopoly on tea, to- c<
icco, matches and insurance Of all t!
The bill declares that hereafter, the
ilngs named shall form {he basis of ni
10 government revenue which hero- n'
ifore . has been derived from moi)- !?
)Oly on Vodka and from an indirect ti
,x on certain necessities. . j'.w
In Odor.sa and in Nikolajov, on the e:
ivcr .Bag, the government has so
icstorcd all the property of German m
cck companies. Including factories,; ?
ir'lines, hotels and 'tenements.
? i?
USiNESS MAN SAYS n
EAST SHOULD SEE WEST! yi
NEW YORK, Feb. 19? President,
arlton, of the Western Union Teh- 8
?aph Company, who has returned
om the Pacific Coast says: "Some
lilosophcrn or philanthropic,s should j
idov a series of tours through the in
'est for the education of benighted 1 tl
'heeler of the Chicago.Tribune, back
informed that there are more peo- L.;
e starving In Polajid and Serbia, tl
DANGER TO NEUTRAL
SHIPPING WORRYING
THE ADMINISTRATION
WAR ZONE ORDER
STOPS TRAffiC
ON CHANNEU
?> ?> ?s? ?!? 4* ? 4
? *
:? CHANNEL TRAFFIC *
!? IS SUSPENDED *
i.
I- WASHINGTON^ Feb. J 9. ? *
V Tho State, Department was ad- ?
vised today that travel between ?
:? Great Brtaln and the continent *
:? had been ordered suspendod by *?
? the British-Admiralty. ?
4-!
? + v ?!? ?: + ? ?> ?: * -.
Dutch Traffic Stops.
LONDON, Feb. 19.?One of the re
ulta of the German submarine bock
do order has been the suspension of
If passenger traffic between Great
Irltain and Holland. Tho passenger :
itenmers that have been operating be
woen British ports and Amsterdam '
nd Rotterdam .have been tied up. j j
Cruisers To Convoy Steamshlpc. ;1
NB WYORK. Feb. 19.--Swift Brit
di and French cruisers and torpedo ,
oat destroyers will meet all threat-'
nod steamships carding the flags of 1
lie Allies and escort them into their '
eetinntion ports according to cable 1
dvlces received from London last '
? t 0 t
LATE BULLETINS '
LONDON, Feb. 19.?Many Zeppelins j
re flying over the North sea today (
matching for food-laden craft headed v
>r Great Britain. 1
VIENNA. Feb. 19.?Czarnowltz was :
icaptured this morning and the Rus- !
Ian forces are now all out of Buko- '
?Ina. ? r
:
DIEPPE. Feb. 19.?A German sub- 1
larlne this morning torpedoed with- ^
ut warning the French merchantman c
Inorah 16 miles off this coast.
LONDON, Feb. 19.?Many Amerl
3ns are unable to get out of Paris 1
ri account of the cancellation of !
illings. 5
?
LONDON, Feb. 19.?The Norwegian
:eamship Belridge, bound from New c
rlcans to Amsterdam, struck a mine ?
i the strait of Dover today, or was c
irpedoed, and sank. '
- I t.
HICAGO MAY HAVE
MUNICIPAL MOTOR BUSSES! *
CHICAGO. Fob. ID.?Alderman Jas.
lock, chairman of the city council
>mmlttee on local transportation, said '
iat plnnB would be made immediate- '
' for a municipal motor bus line. 1
Ho said his assertion was based on 1
a opinion from the cty law depart- 1
lent that the cty'a traction fund can f
used"in the buying of busses and t
iat there are no legal snags in the'
ay of tho city going into business p
tcept by tho consent of tho voters.
IORE CANADIAN BONDS
SOLD IN NEW YORK i
NEW YORK, Feb. lD.?Klssel. Kin- t
Icut Co., bavo purchased a five-;'*
%ar $5,000,000 five per coiit. loan ofU
to Province of Manitoba. 8
o?e-o ?
OOM FOR WATSON FOR
REPUBLICAN NOMINATION t
WASHINGTON. Feb. ID.? Sidney
iebcr. National Committeeman fori
to District of Columbia, has come *
it In favor of former Representative h
tmes E. Watson, of .Indiana, aa his e
lofce for the Republican presidential; J
HILIPPiNE CONSTABULARY. C
PREVENTS INSURRECTION
,MAMI.A, Foil, lb.?Private dispatch
t received hero from Cabu report
iat patrols of the Constabulnrry pre- b
jnted tlio execution or what was ru- t
.ore'd to be a plan to burn the city c
id start-ah insurrection. c
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19?Germany'#
disclaimer In advance for responsibil
ity for whatever might happen to neu
tral vessels In the danger zone as a
result of the declared submarine block
ade is giving the government grave
concern.
The administration Ic convinced
that the submarine order is not In ac
cordance with law, and that American
shipping has the right to utilize It to
the fullest extent.
HOLLAND SERVES NOTICE.
The Haguo, Fob. 19.?In an official
statement given out today the govern
ment serves notice on Germany that if
a Dutch ship Is sunk in the war zone
Tho Netherlands will hold Germany
responsible.
GERMANY DEFENDS
HER POSITION
??-*>??
WASHINGTON. Fob. 19.?'Tbo Gor
man reply to tho American note of
protest against tho German war zone
proclamation was received yesterday,
it if in code, and, while couched in
the most friendly terms, it firmly
maintains tho Jnstnes and legality of
the position that has already boon
announced by Germany.
The Germans recommend that tho
paired States convoy cargo ships
through the danger zone with the un
Joretanding that ships so guarded car
ry no war supplies. This would per
mit the United States to .continue
trade with nou-combatants of other
SOuntricH as well as with Great Brit
tin.
3RITAIN ADMITS RESPONSIBILITY
WASHINGTON, Feb. ID?The Brit
sh reply to tho American note con
renting tho Wilhelmina. which was
virtually a request to permit the ship
ment of foodstuffs to Germany, if
granted, would have resulted !n tho
ibrogation of the German submarine
jlockade regulation, says that Great
irltain will, under no circumstances,
elax In its efforts as already deter
nincd upon. Tho note reiterates the
irltish position that the moment tho
Sorman -government took possession
>f tho food supply of the country that
t might regulato Its distribution, all
ho foodstuff in that country became
ivailablo for tho army, and, there
ore, contraband. All food shipped to
ion-combatants made it possible to
ipnro that much more of the general
aipply for military purposes.
The note admitted thnt the position
if the government involved gravo re
ponsibllltlea on the part or tho gov
irnment, and stated that there would
ib no attempt to evade them. Tho
lotc was extremely frlondly In tone.
"ORMER SULTAN AGAIN
URGES PEACE FOR TURKS
??>?
LONDON", Fob. 19.? A Bucharest
lispatch to tho Dally Mall says that
Uidul Hamld, tho former Sultan of
Turkey, consulted by the Young Turks
las advised them to conclude peace,
lo expressed the belief that tho An
;lo-French fleet would bo able to force
ho Dardanelles.
MILWAUKEE BREWERS
MAY GO ON A SRTKIE
MILWAUKEE, Feb. 19.?Though it
s denied by labor ofllcoals. rumors
icrsist that there will be a strike of
ho brewery workers In Milwaukee
rhen tho presont working agreement
letwcen the brewers and tho labor or
;anlrations expires April 1. Tho men
rant higher wages.
IN OHIO MAN TO
MANAGE MICHIGAN CITY
?*3*
SPRINGFIELD, O.. Feb. 19.?W. J.
'alrburn. a civil engineer of tills city
as rocoivcd notice that he has been
lected City Manager of Big Rapids,
Hch., and he will enter upon his du
io:: on March 1.
iUGGENHEIMS ARE
DOING FAIRLY WELL
NEW YORK, Feb. 19.?Tho Guggon
icim Exploration Company reports for
he year ended-Dec. 31, 1914, a net in
ome of $3,383,621, equal to 16.27 per
cnL on tho outstanding capital stock.

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