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ALLIES CONTINUE BOMBARDING WAY THROUGH STRAIT
German Answer To America Note Favorable WRANGELL WILL GET MONEY FOR DRY STRAIT SENATE PROVIDES FOR THE SURVEY OF DRY STRAIT WASHINGTON. March 3. ? ? Provisions for the survey oi Dry Strait, near WrasgeR. AbsJca, and the month of Snake river, Nome harbor, arc made in the jsraerpettcy rivers and harbors improvement bill that was re ported to the United States Sen ate yesterday. The survey of Dry strait is to determine its avaLVabifity as a channel and. if proveri to be such, to avoid the dan;* irs of Wrangell Narrows by improving it. AH special appropriations in the rivers and harbors bill were stricken from the measure by tne committee before reporting it. WORELEY HEADS MINT SUCESDING HARRIS WASHINGTON. March 3. ? President Wilson today nomin-; a ted Robert W. Woriey. of Vir ginia. to be director of the mint, succeeding William J. Harris, appointed to the trade commission. All of the nominees for the trs.de commission except George Rublee were confirmtd"tjyYSe uT S. Senate. ? - REPUBLICANS PLANNING FOR NEXT ELECTION can leaders aro carefully weighing In the balance men who. while accep table to the standpat elera at. will at the same time receive the baching of Progressives. The list of those who hive presidential aspirations If large and as time goes on It will grew. In order to be strictly neutral It Is de sirable to present the ratnes without reference to their affiliations it alpha betical order: Senator William E. Borah, of Idaho. Senator Theodore E. Burtcn. of Ohio. Senator Albert B. Cummins of Iowa Former Vice-President Charles W. Fairbanks, of Indiana. Former Ambassador Myron 7. Hcr Senator Robert M. La Fnllctte of Wisconsin. Congressman James R. Mann, of Ill inois. Senator George TV. Xorris. of Xh braska Senator Lawrence Y. Sherman, of Senator William Aldcn Smith, of Michigan. Senator John W. Weeks, of Massa chusetts. - Governor Whitman, of New York. Governor Willis, of Ohio. PANAMA CANAL RECEIPTS PASSED $2.500000 WASHINGTON". March 3.?lhe re ceipts of the Panama caaal from tolls have parsed 51509,000. The average cost to ships passing through the canal has been a beat 75 cent* per ton of freight carried. This figure is the resolt of the fact that the tonnage tax of 51.20 a ton is based oa a measure ment of 100 coble fee: to the tonj while freight rates are based on -40 co ble feet. If vessels always carried j foil cargoes the rate per too would be xaach less than the average of. 75! cents. PUBLIC MAY HAVE CARGO INFORMATION Washington*. March a?The mit ed States treasury department has re volted an order Issued on October SS, 1014, under which collectors and other. officers of the customs were forbid den to mate public the nature and des tinations of ship cargoes "tearing the American ports. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?V). Minimum?35. Rainfall?.64 inch. Cloudy: rain. SEATTLE ELECTS THREE COUNCILMEN SEATTLE, March S. ? Will H. Har:na, A. F. Haas and Thom- j as H. Bolton were elected city1 counciimer. at yesterday's elec tion. defeating Josiah Collins, Albert E. Parish and H. E. Ken nedy. Will H. Hanna is former coun ty treasure, A. F. Hass has been a member of the city council! for two terms and Thomas H.j Bolton is an active represents- j tive of union labor. ? ?. ALAMEDA SAILS FROM SEATTLE FOR ALASKA SEATTLE. March L ? The Alaska Ste-unshlp company's liner Alameda sailed for Alaska Ixit night with the following passengers for Juncan: E_ Lewis. Mrs. E. Blllcdean. Mrs. L. L. Dunham. C. A. Leonard. E M. Mo.-oly. Dr. J. A. Paysant and wife. C. Lee. Jam en Hood. C. Gardiner and wife. William Cariberg and wife. Er nest Cariberg, W. Engle, Mrs. L. Rock er. L. Bradford and wife. J. A(3kins, E. FaggioU, A. Xelson. Jack Donley and four steer.ige. S.S. HUMBOLDT ARRIVES ?IS GOOD AS NEW The steamship Humboldt. bringing a large list of passengers, a great: deal of mail and 25 tons of general merchandise for Juneau, docked at the city wharf at the noon hour today. Tho Humboldt was completely over hauled while In San Francisco and so far as a casual observer can detect is a brand new ship from bow to The Humboldt, which has boon ab sent from the Southeastern Alaska run for the last six weeks, left Se attle last Saturday night at nlno o' clock. a day behind the AI-Ki. In the vicinity of Smith Island she camo up on th* distressed AI-Ki and relieved! her of passenger.), mall and perish- j able freight," the AI-Ki returning to Seattle for repairs. Outride of this tacldcnt, the purser reports nothing more extraordinary than the pleas ures of a trip north on a first class boat The passengers for Juneau were: H. L. Morris, Oak Olson. E. Warren, Mrs. Warren and son. Joe Dow, J,. A. Halstead. J. Schmidt, L. Coleman, Mrs. Coleman, Mrs. S. Sloane. S. A. McCanley, W. Lundigo, F. S. Westho ho, W. L. West. W. L. Brownhall. M. C. Palmer. S. A. Kelley, Ora Kelly, G. I Dermody, D. Dermody, W. J. Beat, W. A. Glenn, and C. A. Del worth. Passengers for Dough , were: Geo. James, K. M. McKinnn*-.,. Mrs. ?. M. McKinney. J. Guarvolslcu Rob:. Smith. Jack Walker, Ed. TV*ood '? and two sec The Humboldt proceeded northward at 1 p. m.. having on board IS through passengers for SJcagwav, and taking a few from here, amon* whom were Thoa. Johnson. S. 0. Stereason and C. Talbot. The Humboldt will leave Jnnoau for. the South tomorrow at 2 p. m. SENATOR CHAS. A. SULZER SECURES PRIVATE SECY Miss Winnifred Greninger. of Port-; f land. Ore., has accepted a position as private -secretary to Senator Chaa. A. \ ' Sulser. of Sulzor. Miss Greninger arrived but recently ! j from the South, and was a candidate for one of the clerical positions in the House of Representatives. CABLE COMES UP LATE THIS AFTERNOON The United States cable, servlco on which was interrupted yesterday af ternoon. was connected late this af ternoon, and tho service was resumed. NEW BLACKSMITH SHOP. H. F. Areaborg, formerly a partner in the M. and M. blacksmith shop, has opened a now shop at 367 Front street MILL TO INCREASE f CAPACITY ??? A thousand tons of ore Is being crushed every fventy-feur hours at the new mill of the ATaska-Gaslineau Mining Company at Thano, but by Monday, when the mammoth pump ing plant will b?. working, tho dally capacity will be doubled. The second wi.ek ofc the mill's op eration found everything ruunlng smoothly: in fact considering tho mag nitude and general scope of tho great reduction works, a rocord is bclloved to have been made for satisfaction In starting. Engineers In charge of the ' mill's operation declare that with now machinery there la more or less fric tion at the start, and the lubricating oik> do not feed with uniformity until after the machinery half been In oper ailon for some time. However, It Is; scid, little troublo In this direction; hns been encountered In tho mill. For several days Tack of mill water has curtailed tho capacltly, and a! temporary pump was called upon to supply the demnnd. Monday will find this obstacle overcome. The crows arc rapidly becoming fa miliar with the working system of the mine and mill under operations and no confusion has resulted. Tho organ ization of the working force was by uo means one of the smallest features. of actual operation. HUDSON RIVER BRIDGE LOOKS LIKE CERTAINTY! NEW YORK, March 3.?Hudson C6unty. N. J., has voted favorably on tho New York-New Jersey bridgo pro-j Ject, estimated to coat $42,000,000, to span the Hudson at Fifty-Ninth street Hudson county previously had reject-' cd it. Provided that throe or more counties concur In financing the con-! slruction of tho bridge, its erection Is assured. Bergen county has already! taken similar action to that of Hud son county, and it is believed that Pas sinc. Union and Essex counties will co-operate with Hudson and Bergon in financing the project. m;ne owners aided employees secretly' NEW YORK. March 3.?Capt. Rob ert J. Foster, of New York who wan special Investigator for tho Calumet; & Hccla Mbing Company, during tho:' strike, says that Qr.inccy A. Shaw; employed r. woman, who posed as a "wealthy widow" to dlapenso aid to j the needy striken?. Assistance offer-1 ed directly by the company was rcfue-' ed by tho Federation of Western Mln Production Increases HOUGHTON. Mich.. March 3.?The February production of copper from1 this district showed an incrcaoo of about -100,0-10 pounds. ? ? ? PRESIDENT OF PACIFIC COAST COMPANY !N WEST; ?*? SEATTLE, March 3.?William M. Barnum, president of tho Pacific Coast company, which owns tho Pacific Coast! Staemship company, railroads and coal mines, arrived here yesterday for a two weeks' inspection of bis com pany's properties. SPANISH VESSELS MUST SHOW ALL PAPERS .N ADRID, March 3.?All Spanish vessels have been notified by the gov ernment to stop and deliver their pa pers as soca as signalled by a sub marine in their waters or around the French territory- This precautionary measure is designed to prevent the sinking of Spanish ships by tho Ger mans by mistake. SCANDINAVIAN COUNTRIES MAY FIGHT MINES COPENHAGEN, March 3?Scandi navian naval officers at a Joint moot ing In Christiana agreed upon steps necessary for tho destruction of all mines that are imperilling Scandinav ian shipping in ScJuadinavlan waters. Tho Humboldt arrived at twelvo o' clock today. She sailed at 1 p. m.' for Skagway and upon return leaves Ju neau for the south tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock. SENATE IS mlttecB were appointed In the Senate, the reading of tho annual raining re port of Territorial Mine Inspector Wil liam Maloney, und tho report of the banking board, and transacted minor business. Committee;; were appointed in the Senato as follows; 1. Banks and Banlting: Corporations (including municipal)-? "ulcer, chalr 2. Transportation. Commerce and Navigation?Gauatad, chairman; Tan ner and Hubbard. 3. Finance and Contingent Expenses ?Printing?MIMard. chairman; Gau stad and Tanner. 4. Elections, Election Law and Mile age ? Mtlalrd, chairman; Sulzorstnd Aldrich. o. Engrossment nnd Enrollment ? Tanner, chairman; Hubbard and Gau stad. C. Fisheries; Fish, Game and Agri culture?Tanner, chairma.., Sulzer and Millard. 7. Education, Public 'Health. Quar antine and Morals?Hubhard, chair man; Gaustad and Sober. 8. Judiciary and Federal Relation? ?Hubbard, chairman; Millard and 9. Labor. Capital and Immigration? Aldrich. chaiman; Sulzer and Mli'ard. 10. Mining and .Manufactures?Mil lard. chairman; Gausuft, Aldrich and 11. Revenue and Taxation?Aldrica, chairman, Tanner, Millard and Gaus tad. 12. Roads and Highways?Gaustad, chairman; Tanner and Hubbard. 13. Rules?Sulxer, chairman; Gaus tad and Hubbard. House Committees Named. Tho House committee ou commit tees nominated Representatives Snow, Coombs and Brltt a commltteo on printing, and Representatives Shout), Moran, Holland and Burns a commit tee on rules. The committees of the House will he identical with those of. the Senate. The selections lmvc not been announced. After a discussion of tho selection of the legislative quarters the House adjourned. The action of Representa tives Held and Brltt and Sonntor Ald rlch, In renting tho Third floor of the Goldstein block will bo ratified. SHIP BUILDING CONCERN EMPLOYS 4,000 MEN . BOSTON. Mass., March ."..?With a force of nearly -1,000 men gushing con struction of 10 submarines for a for eign government, five for the United States government the United States Drcadnaught Nevada, and two oil-tank steamers, tho Fore River Shipyards Company at Quincy ere running ut capacltljv If several bids already sub mitted nro accepted, tho company will increase its force still more. AMERICANS KICK ON HAYTIAN PROPOSED LOAN WASHINGTON, March 3.?Protests against the proposed issue by the Hay duo government of $8,000,000 in treas ury notes have been made by Ameri can Minister Bailiy-BIcnchard and the French minister at Port-au-Prince. ?? PITTSBURGH STEEL CONCERN SITS DOWN ON BROKER PITTSBURGH, March 3.?A Pitts burgh manufacturing company refused to sign a contract for $4,000,000 worth of shells for the British government after its bid had been accepted, be cause It discovered that a Canadian broking firm was making $2,000,000 on tho contract The Biritish govern ment was notified of the circumstance and tho purchasing agent's commis sion that had been allowed tbo Can adian concorn has been cancelled. AMERICAN SOLDIER CAUGHT AIDING JAPANESE SPIES NEW YOR K. March 3.?A Panama special to the World says that military authorities there have proof that an American soldier lias been soiling maps of tho military trails in the can al zono to agents of Japan. Everybody reads Empire "ads " )IFY BERLIN, March 3.?Germany replying: to the American note has agreed under certain condi tions that her submarines will hold and investigate merchant men, and will proceed only against those which carry con traband of war to Great Britain. The opinion is freely express ed here that no American- ship will be sunk. AMERICAN SUGGESTIONS. AMSTERDAM, March 3. ? The American notes express the hope that the governments of ; Great Britain and Germany will ? agree to make concessions j which will free the ships of neu ! trals that they may continue to engage in peaceful commerce. One of the American sugges ; tions is that mines be not set ; adrift in isolated places, and that ! mines be anchored and used only for defensive purposes. BRITAIN THREATENS FURTHER RETALIATION LONDON, March 3.?Further retal iatory methods to bo used by England against Germany are still under con sideration by the government No statement )s to be Issued until all phased hnvo been considered by King Georgo and the privy councir, though the German general blockade an nouncement Is ono of the flret of the many proposed steps. Shipping Proceeding LONDON, March 3.?Despite the war zono declaration by Germany, shipping proceeds as usual at Liv erpool, Dover, Newcastle, Sunderland, Hartlepool, Yarmouth, Harwich, Mid dlosborough, Grimsby, Sooth Shields and other port3. BRITAIN USES FISHING VESSELS IN HER NAVY, LONDON, March 3.?Steam traw lers hnvo been enlisted as auxiliary navaT vessels through proffers of re wards. J5.000 Is to bo given to any vessel that sings a German submar ine-. A similar amount will bo paid for Information that results either In the sinking or capturing of a German warship. Smaller rowanls will bo paid for other services. The navy win thus bo equipped with a "mosquito fleet" that Is Invaluablo. GERMAN SUBMARINE IS REPORTED LOST LONDON. March 3.?The Amster dam correspondent of the London Dally Tolcitraph says: "From inquir ies made In Ymuldcn I have every reason to bcllcvo that the German submarine tJ-2, which attacked the British etciimshlp Laertes, has nuffor cd a mishap and now Is at the bot tom or the North Sea. She gave chaso (?( the steamship when she was gaining, and when last seen was Jn a cloud of a team, apparently in diffi culties. ' NEW YORK MAY PROBE EXCISE LAW ENFORCEMENT ALBANY, N. Y.. March 3.?Some of the big brewers and liquor dealers of the State- may be called In an In vestigation of the Stalo Exciso De partment If Gov. Whitman follows his prosenr. Inclination to probe tho en forcement of tho excise laws. SOUTH AFRICA SHUTS LIQUOR FROM ARMYl CAPE TOWN. So. Africa. March 2. ?A government order Issued forbids tho sorvlng of liquor to troops of the Union of South Africa as rations. ALA8KA GOLD. NEW YORK, March 3.?Alaska Gold closed yesterday at 29; Utah Copper, 51*. "... You win it first in lb# Empire. RUSSIANS DEEEAT TURKS ON CAUCASUS; ? .! TIFLIS, March 3.?The Rus-: sian army is driving the Turkish! army before it in Caucasia. The i Ruffians have reached the river Khopachas in Armenia. RUSSIA HAS 49,000 TURKS. \ PETROGRAD, March 3.?The War Office announced today that up to the present time 49, 000 Turks have been captured in war and taken into the interior of Russia. The Turkish campaign of ag gression has been completely abandoned. REINFORCEMENTS FOR ARMY OF FRANCE; PARIS, March 3.?The French ar-j my Is to receive great reinforcements' Immediately. Gen. Joffrc has Issued j an order placing the reserve units? of tho army on the same basis as the troops In actlvo service. This Is duo to the fact that tho re serve units have attained a flno de gree of efficiency; Tho number of theBO rcsorvo forces to he added to [ the active army cannot be statod at i present, but it is known that they| will add great strength to the French military establishment JAPANESE AND CHINESE FRICTION CONTINUES TOKYO, March 3.?Tho conferences which havo been i? progress between diplomatic representatives of China nnd Japan concerning the future poli tical relations of the countries were terminated by Japanese mlnistor Eki Hloki who Informed tho Chinese for eign minister, Lu Chong-hslang,, thatj Japan was not altogether satisfied with China's attitude. Tho Chinese j government Instructed its minister at! Tokyo to consult with, the Japanese; foreign minister, with a view to com-; posing tbo differences If possible. t r GERMAN SECURITIES SELLING ~ AT 20 PER CENT. DISCOUNT; LONDON, March 3.?Copenhagen dispatches say that Oerman govern ment obligations aro now 20 per cent, less in price than they were at the outbreak of the war. FRANCE LOSES $900,000,000 IN TRADE ON ACCOUNT WAR PARIS, March 3.?France has lost) In foreign commerce more than $500, 000,000 as a result of the 3cven months of war. GORGY OBTAINS FAVOR AFTER LENGTHY EXILE PETROGRAD, via London, March 3.?Tbo prosecution Instituted against Maxim Gorky, the author, several years ago, for his socialistic anti-gov oromeut, propognnda, which nticcssi tatod his self-exile for several years, has been abandoned definitely. WASHINGTON MAN GETS IMPORTANT HONOR OLYMPIA, March 3.? Presidentj Clifford Thome, of tho National As sociation of Railroad Commissioners, has appointed Chairman C. A. Rey nolds, of tho Washington public ser vice commission as chairman of "Ac committee on telephone and telegraph rates, according to advices rcce/'cd today by Mr. Reynolds. This com mittee io regarded as one of the most | Important of the association. _? The members of the ccmmlttoo, be ; sides Reynolds, Include: E. F. Coard, ;New York; J M. KInkel. Kansas: H. D. Ogden..Weot Virginia; S. W. Pcn tiypackcr, Pennsylvania; Axe! P. Ram jstcdt, Idaho, and Canton White Massa An "ad" in Tho Empire reaches ov FLEETS REACH THE NARROWEST POINT OF DARDANELLES ATHENS, March 3. ? Nine British and Fi^nch war ships have bombarded their way to Chank Kalise, the narrowest point in the Dardanelles. ? There is no longer any doabt in the minds of military experts but that the fleets will be in the S.*a of Marmora within a few days. Then the bombardment of Constantinople's defenses will begin. LONDON, March 3?The op erations of the allied Gqit against the second Iii? of forts at the Dardanelles was suspend ed this afternoon on account of a heavy wind which was hinder ing the efficinecy of the marks manship. It will fee resumed ::s soori as the wind subsides. Such is information that was re ceived here, by way of Athens, tonight. GERMANS TO RELIEVE TURKS IN DARDANELLES GENEVA, March 3.?A fleet I of Austrian and German subma rines are said to have sailed j from Pola, Austria, for the Dar | danelles to relieve the attack on j the Turkish defense by the Brit i ish and French fleets. GREECE STOPS MUINITION SHIPMENTS TO RUSSIA CONSTANTINOPLE. ( via Berlin and Amsterdam), March 3.?It Is of ficial!? announced that the Greek gov ernment has forbidden..the transpor tation of ammunition to Russia, via I Salonfca, as a result of representations made by the Turkish government SCHIFF LOOKS FOR WAR TO CONTINUE NEW YORK, March 3.?Jacob H. Schiff, in an address at a New York Peaco Society luncheon, said bo be lieved the war will last until next fall. He sized up the foreign situa i tion thus: "I do not think we need look for peaco until the coming autumn. My _ rcacon for this Is that England, who is Just now moving her new army : Into the field, will went to try con ; elusions with Germany. Until this Is dono there will be no disposition to | consider terms of settlement "If the Allies win in forcing Ger j tnany back where her interests die ate tbo wisdom of suspending the ! struggle, then Germany may bo dis posed to seek peace. ! do not believe that the Allies can crush Germany, and I doubt their ability to dislodge her from the position she now holds. "If Germany succeeds In holding her own, as I think she can, then' the conflict will stand as a draw. That ituatlon will create on opportunity for the neutral nations to demand that the contest come to an end, be cause of tho injury which it brtags to the neutral nations. Tho neutral na tions wtil not be willing to go into another winter with such Indefinite reruits. 'T fct'l that Germany would not ac cept the United States as an inter mediary in the settlement of the terms of peace, for while this government has maintained an attitude of atrial neutrality, I think Germany has reas on to feel that iho people of this country and the press have not been fair In their attitude toward lfc*y8 PERU IS TO FEED ITS STARVING CITI2EN8 LIMA, Peru. March 3.?The govern ment has decided to Import flonr from the United States and sell It here at coat prolce to reduce the C03t of bread. In an effort to meet the present" fi nancial crisis the minister of finance Is seeking to arrange a loan of ?I,760, ; "All the News All Da Time."