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VOL. \\ NO. 706. | HH JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, MARCH | Vm. . - g PRICE liEN CfcNTS.
SUTHERLAND AND
COLLINS PRESIDE IN j
SENATE AND HOUSE
With Senator Daniel A. Sutherland
of Ruby wielding the gavel of author
ity In the Senate, and Earnest B. Col
lins of Fox re-elected as Speaker of
the House, the Second Territorial Leg
islature Trent into session this after-'
noon, carried out its program of or
sanitation so agreed upon in caucuses
th.'a morning, passed resolutions de
ploring the death of Senator Elwood
Broner of Nome and adjourned out of
respect to Mr. Brutcria memory. Aa
the Senate and House stand organized
the adherents of James Wickersham.
Alaska's Delegate to Congress, are In
control of the organizations. The 5-1
story Goldstein block, on the third
floor of which are the legislative
chambers, floated four hego American'
flags from its staffs while the law-!
makers organized for business.
Arranged at Caucuses.
Caucuses were nrld at 10 o'clock.
Mr. Collins was re-cli ctei as one o! I
the first details, the vote ..landing ten j
for the former Speaker and Ave for
Arthur G. Shoup. and one for William
T. Bums. Barry Kcown of None wau '
re-elected chief clerk of tho House, j
R. L. Hunter of Vatdex ras chosen!
sergemtot-anns and Frank Pierre of;
Thane was named aa messenger. As.
a romprimcot to Representative'
Shoup. he k-xs onanin usly named
femnrary -peaker. Tho Rev. Father
Andrew P. itaafceraroff was designated
as Chaplain >f the House.
Dan Sutherland Win*.
Senator Daniel A. Suthttand of
Ruby was elected President of the
Senate* after Senator Fran it A. AM
rich of Noma bad swung bis dupport
to Senator Sutherland. Alfred E. Malt
by of Iditarod. who was defeated for
a place In the House b7 Cbestor K.
Snow of Ruby was elected chief clerk
in the Seratc. after a contest which
showed Cassina F. Check and Harry
F. Morton of Juneau to bare had con
certed support. M!ss Agnes F. Will
iams of Juneau will be assistant dark i
of the Semite and J. C. Dlerlnger of i
VaWez was elecred sergeant-alarm?.
Three asisstatt clerks In oncb house
will not be named for two or three!
days. Competent stenographer? will'
be chosen. and it is said that the!
Misses Celia and Eleanor Fahey. of-;
Portland, and Miss Elisabeth Held, of
Juneau, hr.ve securod positions. Com
mittee? from each chamber will an
nouno tha appointments, both bod
ies of the legislature having agreed
upon this course.
The voting in both caucuses was by
secret ballot.
Judge Administers Oaths.
The Senate met shorilj before 1
p. m.. with Secretary Chntles E. Da-;
vidson in the chair. The Rev. J. B. j
Stevens, pastor of the Northern Ugh:!
Presbyterian Church, pronounced the!
invocation, paving tribute to the Pres-j
Idem of the United State?, to his
"carefulness and w'esdom In the pre?-;
ervatloa of peace." and referred to
the Nation as a "land of plenty." Ho
Invoked the aid of the Prince of
Peace In bringing about a cessation of
the European war and bis refertnee to
the absent member from Nome was a
tribute to Senator Bruner's memory.
After Secretary Davidson bad certi
fied to the election of the new Sena
tors. Judge Robert W. Jennings, of the
Bailed State* district court, admin
Istered the oaths of office to Senators
Ganstad, Snlzer. Hubbard and Aldrich.
ViP iMrirh r?r?mlnat*w* \f
a* president of the Senate, pro tem
pore. Mr. Hubbard recorded, culogin
Jng hit. colleague from the Third di
vision. He was elected by a vlve
voce vote, and was escorted to the:
cbjitr by Senators Suiter and Gaustad.
Mattby Chle^ Clerk.
Alfred E. Mallby of Iditarod wrs
nominated temporary chief clerk, by
Mr. Gaustad. He was elected by ac
clamation.
Senator Gan&tad nominated Senator
Sutherland for President of the Sen
ate declaring that H bis belief no man
could be named for the honor "who
world be fairer, more Impartial, or
mote progressive.'"
After his unanimous e?oc*3?t Sena-:
tor Sutherland said- "SeSators. I
thank you for the honor thaf jou have
(Continued cn Page 1.)
THE WEATHER TODAY.
Ma?.imum?10.
Minimum?S3.
CIo-idjL
THOMAS M'GANN j
WINS f LECTION AS!
NOME SENATOR;
NOME. Fob. 28.?A: nlno o'clock
this morning the return- from yester-'
day'* election indicate that Thomas
McGaui was elected Territorial Sen
ator to fill the vacancy created by
the death A the late Senator Slwood
Brunor. Tho vote with the precincts
ct TeUer. Karpnrok. Klann ar.d Mar
shall City, still unreported. The vote
as far as the returns have been re
ceived. follows:
Thotnrs McGann, 45s; Andrew An
derson, J02; George James, 367.
Nome people who arc in Jtincnu say
the retunrs assure the election or
Thomas McGanu, as the outlying pre
cincts are small, and more likely to
Increase tho plurality for McGanc
than to decrease it.
Senator Frank A. Aldrich says that
there Is no question about the election
of McGnan. and he added, "he is aj
good man and will make a good Sen
ator. I am glad he was elected."
Senator Aid rich predicted the elec-,
Hon of- McGann.
Thomas McGann. the n'?w Senator,
is a mining man and has been a resi
dent of Nome tor many years. Like
Senator Aidrich, hr is a Democrat in
politics, being a n ember of the Dem
ocratic Club of Nome. He was a can
dldate for the House of Representa
tives In the November election at;
Nome.
Nome members of the legislature
say that McGann should be i.bio to
r?.v*h Juneau li: about 35 days if he
leaves immediately for the capital. If
n?s should live up to their expectations
he would participate '.n the last 25;
days of the session.
Ne.W YORK MILITIA
ORGANIZES RESERVES
NEW YORK. March 1.? A formal
announcement was made today ol the
formation of an organization of the
STrst reserves to bo known us the Le-}
gion of Honor. The organization will i
bo cw. posed of the former army and
navy j.-intlamcn. and Is for the pur-j
pose of better Insuring the safety of:
the Nation
Mnjor-Gcn. Leonard Wood has giv
en his unofficial endorsement to the
movement.
MILITIA GUNNING FOR
TENNESSEE NIGHT RAICERS
NASHVILLE, Tenn.. March 1.?So
numerous have the complaints con-i
cerning degradations of night riders I
become that the Governor has called;
out the State militia to patrol the
reads of the sections fn Lake county
whero the night riders fcnvc been
most destroctlve.
CALIFORNIAN MAY TAKE
OVER WRANGELL FAPER
PETERSBURG. March 1.?Mr. and
Mrs. Lynn Coimnn arrived here last
night on the Admiral Watson from
California, on their way to Wrangoll.
It Is'understood Mr. Colman has an
option to purchase the Wrar.gell
Weekly Sentinel.
postal receipts are
again increasing
WASHINGTON. March 1.? Postal
receipts arc again growing rapidly ac
cording to tho telegraph reports from
jail the large cities. It is sail that
they have again become above nor
mal. notwithstanding tho decroaso in
foreign bound mail matter.
maine may sell
s1g lumber orde'tS
BOSTON. March 1.?Portland. M?d
lumber firms are favorably oonsidor
i lag an ordor from the French govern
j ment for 503,000,000 feet of lumber.
keep out of politics
NEW YORK. March 1.?President
Badley advises Yale men to keeo out
of politics unless they have independ
ent moans.
S. S. AL-KI
LIMPS 10
SEATTLE
SEATTLE. March 1. ? While off
Balance Island Saturday afternoon, cn
route to AT:.ska, tho steamship Ai-Ki,
Cupt. Charles McGregor in command,
broke her htgh-yressuru cylindor, and
her sixty-six passenger,\ her mail and
porishnble freight, wore transferred
this morning in Rosario straits to the
steamship Humboldt, which had left
Seattle for Juneau Saturday night
Temporarily repaired by her engin
eer. the Al-Ki limped into Seattlo
Sunday night and wilt be laid up for'
repairs, for ten days. Tho steamship j
No.ihlnnd; of the samo lino, will take j
her cargo north, probably sailing , to
morrow night
Passengers for Juneau.
Tho fololwin;; named passengers
bound for Juneau were transferred
front the Al-Ki to the Humboldt:
S. A. Kellcy, O. Kelley, W. Llntig,
Mm. S. Sloanr, W. L. Broomhall, Ma
rion Paimor, Desmond P. Dcrmody, Ge
rald Dermody. V": L. West, Thomas L.
Wcsterhold, W A. Glenn, C. F. Dllla
hough, W. J. Best, Joseph Dow, El A.
Ilolslcnd, Jacob Smith and fifteen sec
ond C'iRBS.
Humboldt Coming.
SEATTLE, March 1. ? The Hum
boldt wailed for Alaska Saturday eve
ning with the foirowing named pa:tscn-:
go:**: For Douglas?W. -D. Davis, S.'
A. MoCsoly. H. L. Morris and three I
steerage.
For Douglas ? George James and!
two steerrgo.
* + + ?>?# + ?? + ? + + ? #(<>j
+ *!
+ AMERICAN MAKES +1
* GREAT DISCOVERIES +|
*
<- WASHINGTON. March l.~ v
4- Secretary of the Interior Frank- *
+ lin K. Lane has announced the <?
+ discovery of I)r. Walter F. RUt- ?
? man. chemical engineer of the +
? bureau of mines, of a process ?>
? of making cheaper gasoline and *
? basis dyes. The Inventor has <?
? also Invented a high explosive +!
? which is regarded as a price- 4-j
?> loss asset to the Amerlcvt 4* j
army. + j
+ * + + ????? + ??}' ?> ??- ?> O |
? ? ? <?
*4 T + *> -J- 4- <- 4- ? <t> ?> + + v ? <?
4- +i
+ MURDOCK IS CHAIRMAN *j
v OF PROGRESSIVE PARTY * ;
4 ?>
+ NEW YORK. March l.-Rcp- ?
? reosntative Victor Murdock, dc- *
4 feated in November for United ?>;
?> Suites Senator in Kansas, was +
?V u<day choseu chairman of the ?
<? Progrrsolve party national com- j
?> mlttee. ?
4 4 4 t 4 4 4 ?!? 4 4 4 v 4 4 4 :4 4!
^ ^ ^
CHICAGO BEGINS HARD
CAMPAIGN FOR MAYOR
CHICAGO. Marhc J?What promises I
to be the hardest fought municipal
campaign that has taken place in Cbi-:
cago for many years begins today.;
Robert >r. Swcitzor, county c'e:k, who
defeated Mayor Carter Harrison for
the Democratic nomination for mayor
by 75.000 plurality, begins his speak
ing campaign tonight; and William
Hale Thompson, who defeated Judge
Harry E. Oison, for the Republican
nomination by 2.000 plurality, will bo
gin before the end of the week.
PEUGEOT CAR IS THE
GRAND PRIX WINNER
SAN PR ANCISCO, March l.?Guj
Rc.Jn, driving a Peugeot var. won tho
Exposition grand prlx mco hero yes
terday. The victor camo through a
sen rf mad and rain.
This Is the second American victory
for tho Peugeot, which is of Italian
make. Jules Goux won at Indianap
olis two years ago with a Peugeot,
? ? ?
WANT THE RAILROAD
LOOTERS PROSECUTED
?i<?
BOSTON. March 1.?Twonty-four
rumnbera of tho Massachusetts Leg's*
lalurc and others Lave petitioned At
torney General Attwill to prosecute
the men who are responsible for 'ho
"looting of the New Haven railroad."
The Empire circulation leads. Try
advertising m it
WASHINGTON. March. 1. ? Presl-j
dent Woodrosv Wilson will probably:
postpone bis proposed trip to the Pc-i
clOc Ciust until the lutter part of
March, and perhaps lndotlnitely.
Explaining to callers today the prob
ability oi bJe not making a trip to San
Francisco, for the present ut least,:
President Wlleon a?.id:
"I am tied here by the logs."
It Is generally conceded that inter
national matters win prevent the
President'* trip should it not bo
made.
KILL MEXICANS IN j
GUNBOAT EXPLOSION
GALVESTON. March 1.?An explo-j
alon on the Carranza Mexican gm-j
b(>at Progresso killed 30 this morn-j
Ing. Among the dead are fivo wotuan.
The bomb wan sent aboard the res-,
iptl In what purported to ho a barrel;
of rice. It was exploded by a timcj
contrivance.
AUSTRIAN SITUATION
IS VERY GRAVE |
NF.W YORK. klan .-l.'-A Washing
ton special u> the YvoriU says thatj
Administration officiate and foreign;
diplomats have been Informed, ianm-;
ly through confidential advices sect;
through American representatives in I
Germany and Austria, that the threat-1
cnetx famine in those countries has:
caused the recent drastic war steps.
Conditions thero are said to be al-j
most as bad :\s in Poland and Belgium.
In rural parts, uotabiy of Austria, tbej
situation Is said to he very gruro, asi
armies have drained off all supplies.
?
Finances Appalling.
LONDON. March 1.--The London j
Post says the financial situation ofj
tho Austrian* banks and business,
houses generally is so appalling that1
to avoid a crisis the government will:
not allow firms to be declared bank
rupt except in the case of n small
business.
After American Cash
LONDON. Mrreli 1.? A Berne,;
Switzerland dihpatch sayr American
bankers have again been 'Oundcd as
to whether they will suLscrlbo to
the new German 5 per cent, war loan.
Austria has decided to raise another
wur loan next April. The increased
taxation is also to be introduced, and
tho succossfon and legacy di.es rais
ed, with a higher rate of postage.
AMERICANS LEND
LONDON $80,000,000
NEW YORK, March I.?A London
special to tho New York Hurald says
It is understood that tho itrtiish gov
ernment has obtained credit-: amount
ing to JSO.OOO.OOa in New York. The
money Is to remain In the United
States.
French Loan Refunded
NEW YORK, March J.?A group, of
French bankers havo been refused r?
loan of 525,000,000 secured by French
government bonda, which they at
tempted to float in New York. Six
months' money ai 6 ;er cent, was ask
ed, with 25 per cent, excess margins
In French ronton. Tho refusal hing
ed on*tho point of transferring money
io Paris Instead of Jdaving it In New
York.
SPANISH FLEET SAILS
GIBRALTAR, March 1.?Tho Spar
Inh fleet has sailed from Algerlca?
for Carthagena. A torpedo bait flo
tilla will be kept on patrol duty aiosg
tho cop Ft of Morocco.
FALL OF PRICED NOT
INCOME TAX CREDIT
WASHINGTON. March I.?Corn
tnissioner Ooborri. of the. internal reva
nuo t-uroau, r.:lua that: "Bonds and
eecnr: tlot are not subject to voar
Aid tear with-'Ti tho meaning of the
federal Income tax law, and, therefor .v
depreciation do;:? not apply to any
shrinltago In *L.-!r ralao, therefore -.t
docs itnt constitute an allowable de
duction from the gross income a.; t.i
loss orUlcprocbUlou."
? Vflfc " 'V' ' - ?
BLOCKADE !
AGAINST
LONDON, March t.?The Premier
announced today in th? Commons that
?the Allies h ive dec.dtd to placo an
embargo on all commodities dealgned
lor shipment to Germany or any of j
her allies.
This Is in accordance with a notl-:
fication in which Great Britain and
France Joined to all neutral coun
tries to be prepared to hear that a
complete blockade had been estab
lished again*t Germany. Austria and
Turkey. I
AMERICAN'S NOTIFIED.
Washington, March *.?The French;
and British Ambassadors jointly notf-j
fled Secretary of State William J. 3ry-j
q?> this evening that".i blockade has
boon established against Germany, Au-!
stria and Turkey, and that the Allies j
are prepared to enforce the blockade.
American Ship In Europe.
PARIS, March 1, -- The American;
steamship Dacla arrived in the Eng;-j
Hah channel Saturday evening:, andj
wan met ty a French cruiser which;
escorted her to Brest The Dacla wea
formerly a German vessel.
Roumxnla Gets Ready.
BUCHAREST. March l.?Ton class-!
es of the Roumanian reserves have
been called to the color?., the moblli
:at!on to be completed hy March ljth L
The government te preparing to bej
ready for war by the latter part bfj
the present month.
? > ?
germany ignores
norway's protest;
CHRIST? ANA, March 1.?The Ger
man govomraent has so far Ignored 1
th* protest sent out by the Norweg
ian government ng?. nst the German;1
blockade ot the English channel. All;!
other European countries as well as |
the United Statos of America have;1
received replies to thf.'.r protests but; 1
Norway hits been Ignored. It Is as
serted In official circles that If i !
9DC?VJ> rcplj 's not received that Cue j1
Norwegian government will declare ?!
an embargo agjdcst aH exports to Ger
many and w'J not perm:.' goods des-!
tlned for Germany to pass through j
Norway. |3 :1
|,
GERMAN EFFICIENCY
impresses Holland'i
' ?
LONDON, March 1.--A Hague spec
,al s:i a tha' the Gorman naval dem- '
onstr?."on tins greatly Impressed gov
ernmental circles there. A reply to
the Dutch protont has not yet been 1
received, bet It Is expected moment
arily. No r-:al uneasiness 's felt, as 1
to Holland'? position, but every pro
caution hue been taken by all branch
es of tiio d 'enslvo force in view of;
possible o/'ntualitles. Considerable:
troop movements are rtported along!
tho iCaafein frontier facing Germany,!
but IMormurloa regarding tbem Is I
closely guard 3d. Water defenses are
understood L be ready for any emer
gency.
GERMANS JV?A\ GET
fOOD PROM RUSSIA'.
MDNPdi^-'March 1.? A Petrogrnu
special states ihftt Rusnia suspects
that quantifies or foodstuffs are reach
tug: -Germany from Russia through
Finland mid SwMcn; F'^ilund 13 now;
flooded with frozen setts, flour, grain;
butter ant! eggs. Hundreds of trucks:
dally l/vnl their produce to Finnish
railway 'station'! n;;>.r Petrograd, tak
ing roundabout routee In order to dla-:
tract attention. Swedish commls-'
sion morchn'.u who buy from the
Fins in Miost cases represent houses
in Ha/ubUr&?
DRITISH 3H^ BUILDING
SHOE'S LARGE INCREASE
LONDON, MarchJ.?Great Britain's
output of nev merchant ships in
101-1 decrease:! *348,lJOO tons over tho
record year ot-19i3. but In 1914 tho
building of 85fi vunli of 1,633.553
i tons compars? -ti^rornbly with any oth
er good period;-;
[ ROUMANIAN PARLIAMENT
CLOSED ITS SESSION
ATHENS, IftArch ft;?Rumania's
parllamout close f. Feb. 28. Tho pub
lic feeling Is for France and tho 'Tr?-^
RUSSIANS SAY
ARMY WINS ON
EASTERN FRONT
PETROGRAD, March 1. ? The fol
lowing aniounceojcnt vaa made this
evening: "Russian troops hare 'under
takes an offensive movement apiinsf |
tho enemy north of Grodo. and it fc'
mooting 'vt-jj marked auccess. Many I
German prisoners r.avo been taken, i
and those whe have fallen Into thr:
hands of tho Russians are from the ?
best Germ.\ny army corps on tbe oast-1
cm battle front.
Ruda Gaining In Grlicra.
LONDON". March 1.?Russia has re-;
sumed her srccesesa In Grllcta. Ttaeyj
reocctjplcd Koloinea today, and arc j
Investing Stanlslau.
The BUMUtt on Kc'.-.-a/ea occurred j
this morning, and It was carried after i
severe lighting.
Von Hintenberg Halted.
PETROGRaD. March 1.?Gen voni
Htndenbsrg'n drive toward the rail-;
road connecting Warm and Potro-!
grad, la North. Poland, has been halted
Ml the way along the Nicman river and:
Mlswa and Northern Poland, accord-i
Ing to a War Office announcement
made this evening.
Allies Report righting.
LONDON, March J.?Vienna reports ;i
violent fighting in Bukowisa, but says'
nothing as to the outcome of the bat-!
tie.
From Petrogruo comes the informa
tion that the f.crtnna and A'lstria"
movement In Bekowina hart been com
pletely checked, and that the Russian* i
aro moving on the offensive in many
places.
In the western theatre of the war
the interest centers in the fierce at
tacks and counter attacks in the Cam
pagno region. <
Germans Accuse French.
BERLIN. March I. ?It was officially
announced today that the French gov- i
orensent has begun the use of an ar
tillery shell which spreads aoisonous
;asses upon exploding.
- The War Office has pretested that
It is contrary' to civilized warfare, and
that ft is very effective.
There has been little change in the
western theatre of war for several
days.
Russian successes have occurred in
Gallcia, and In North Poland
NORTH POLAND ATTACK
ISA LOST EPTORT
PETROGP.AD, March 1.-?Well In
foraerj observers assert that the Gor
man drive ngainst Slcrpe-Ploc': 'rent
and their ntwmtpfs to reach Is inm
and Ossow'cr. constituted the supreme
effort of Voih Hindenbtirg to c?v?tire
Warsaw, his efforta to reach ihic Pc 1
i?h capital from the Wes: having en
?Ir^1* failed.
German prisoners taken west of!
Warsaw are arriving here In great!
numbers. They assert that Emperor!
William hfaaseif forbade the sacrifice:
of any more troops in what he bcller
*.o bo :i hopeless aetcniyi to smash;
throtyjh the Russian lino; on the Zu
ra-Kfttrku front and forced General!
Von Hhidenburg to char.te his tar-}
i.ics.
?3 _ . .. - m
FRENCH EXPECT TO
SiNK SUBMARINES
PARIS. March 1.? Victor An^a-i
uaur, '.'"rencb minister of marlas. aayr j
that measurer- for proration against j
trbniarlnoti will he taken, and hlnrr
nt new nutliOda of stick. Ho i.e'.lorcc
Qitimotcly that German tnbsnairiaew
will t-c. ouak much ;ooner teat they
expect.
ITrtt-Y TRIES TA GHT CARS BACK
! 'i v, ??T.
LONOO.V, March 1.?A Rome spec
ial rays -J nt fh.-? State Tkallway baa
ctfrmilly T.mantfed die restitution of:
WWO coWipd freight cars i;w In Aw-!
trfa and Germany which ari likely to
jo ti-xbit:?I won and to w*lvlr,{j them!
,hir^ nt' lie rate of 400 Gaily
ALLIES' TROOPS ON
SHORES Of STRAIT
Of DARDANELLES
* *
? FLEETS FOHCE V/AY . ?
* 15 MILE>3 UP STRAIT *
O ? ?
> 'ATHENS, March 1. ? Forty +
?> Brl.ish men of war an*} foor- ?
'f tcea a'tlps of the 'Jeeta of ?
* France have battered their way 4
?> for 15 colli-! up the D-irdan- ??
?V ellcs. silencing fort after fort ?
'/ as Licy hare proceeded. The +
?> flcr-' began tho movement np ?*
?s? the. itralt flr.tnrday, and never *
e* r topped ur.til it was 14 miles *
?> rrc.T tho ev trance. T
?h ?
?> 4 <? 4 4 4 j> ?> 4 4 1 4 4 4*
-4
LONDON, March T. ? Dispatches
from Athene tef;<y tay that the Allies
have disembar td detachments cf ar
?Jiiery near the destroyed Dardanelles
forts and the 8riti?h and French flags
are no'v flyi'.ig over them. The ma
rines. blue jackets and irfairt.y csm
pant.ee were landed yesterday.
Tho fleets are continuing the bom
bardment of the inner fort*. All the
forts on the European side of the
strait have beon reduced to silence.
Yesterday afterroon a powder maga
zine was blown up by the shells from
the British fleet The loss of life was
large.
CLEARING MINES OUT.
The mine sweeping operations con
tinue. The Allies are destroying the
mines in the channel as the fleet
gradually procerds inland.
The Turks have 50,000 men In the
defenses of Constantinople and the Sea
of Marmora en the European side and
100,000 on the Asiatic side.
Turk* To Remove CaptaL
COS ST ANT IN' O PLE, March L ?
K was decided yesterday that In caso
of the fall of Constantinople the Tur
kish caplU.l will lie removed to Brous
?h. Asia Minor.
Germany Displeased.
LONDON". 'March. 1.?According to
diplomatic lafarrottion received at
Rome by the Italian government and
the represents:! m? of the various nfta
tr.il Nations at the Italian capital, ac
cording to ft dispatch In the London
Dally News, the decision of the
Turks to transfer their capital tc
Brjyussa, Ana Minor, was the direct
opposite to the request of Germany.
The latter conniry urged the Sultan'a
government to mako odrianopls the
capital in case It should be deemed
necessary to transfer the capital at
all.
Removal Already Under Way.
The removal t,f the apputenances of
tho capital has already begun. The
Prophet's .nantie, together with all
Important relict and treasures of the
government, have been transferred to
Broussa, where the Saltan's harem al
so has been sent.
CONSTANTINOPLE MAV
NOT FALL AT ONCE
LONDON March 1.?While the Brit
ish flags are flying along the Baran
elten IS miles Inland from the Wed It
er ran",i:\ and &? fleetr sr? slarXf
pounding their way through the fa
mous strait, the fall of CoturAntlnopta
need not be looked for Immediately.
There are strong defense* In the la
mediate riclnlty of the city, and It
*.-111 be accessary to transport an army
for occupation purposes to take
charge of the city, when It shall bav?
been captured. 23^1
Whether It shall be determined to
or.-.'".. : ? a land tttack en ?J?r TsrWsh
capital or not *111 bo known within
a f?*w days. However, whether one la
organized or not. It Is expected that
the navy will boar the brunt of the
attack.
TURPiS ABANDON
ATTEMPT AT EGYPT
LONDON*. March I. - A dispatch
from Cairo says that It wis offlclafly
announced today that ih? Tcric* hare
evacuated Sinai pcohmla, which re
moves al' daiger of a second attempt
to invso . Egypt that was being
planned.
T ie British are piano eg, according
to lnforaNUlon from CtJirtt, to rnw
troops th?i re la Egypt and in the
Saw caca- ?ne for operations in ccn
tecticS !-t,h the attack * oa Ccnctsa
tfnople 1? etta should prove accessary.

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