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VOL. V^. NO, 709. ~ ' " " ~ JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY,'.MARCH 4, 1915. ~ . PRICE TEN CENTS.
SCHOOLS TO GET GRANTS Of LAND A cablegram received In Juneau from Delegate James Wlckersham this morning conveys the Information that' the bill reserving sections 16 and 36j of all townships In Alaska for school purpose*, and section 33 In all town-: ships In the Tanana Valley for thej support of an agricultural college and school of mines to be located on four sections near Fairbanks, reserved as an experimental station, passed Con gress at four o'clock this morning. THANKS GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE. The telegram added: "Extend! thanks to the Governor and members! of the Legislature for their telegram. It vos the tuning point in a hard light against the measure by Repre sentative J. A. Falconer of Washing President Signs Bill. WASHINGTON. March 4. ? Presi dent Wilson signed the Wlckersham school lands bUI today. W1CKERSHAM LEAVES FOR HOME TONIGHT WASHINGTON. March i?Delegate James WIckersham. of Alaska, an nounced today that he will leave to night for home by way of Saa Diego and San Francisco. Delegate Wickersham is fairly well satisfied with the results of the pres ent Congress for Alaska. He is dis appointed. he said, because of the fail ure of the development board bill, but as the fight for that bad been aban doned several weeks ago. It had been discounted. The telegram referred to by Dele gate Wiciersbara was that signed by Gov. J. F. A. Strong and 19 members of the Alaska Legislature. ? **?>?*?>+ + + ???+?? ? * + ALLEGED DYNAMITERS * * UNDER ARREST + ? + ? NEW YORK. March 4? ? ? Frank Abarno and Charles Car- + + boae were indicted yesterday + ? for alleged complicity In New ?> ? York's dynamite plot that was + ? disclosed Tuesday by tho po- ? ? lice department ? ? It is reported than many fur- + + ther Indictments will be pre- ? ? sested. + ? ? 4- POLICE WORKING ON ? ? MANY DYNAMITE PLOTS * ? * 4 NEW' YORK, March 4.?Po- 4 ? lice Commissioner Woods tin- 4i ? no-meed today that the police 4 ? are working on many dynamite 4|: 4 plots In addition to the one to 4 ? blow up the St. Patrick's ca- 4 ? thedral. 4 ? Commissioner Woods says * 4 the results will folly Justify 4 ? the statements made by the po- 4 4 nee in its disclosure of Tuea- 4 4- day. 4 ? * ? GOETHALS TO BE 4 4 MAJOR-GENERAL 4 ? 4 4 WASHINGTON, March 4.-4 ? President Wood row Wilson this 4 ? morning nominated CoL George 4 4 W. Goethals to be a Major-Gen- 4 4 oral in recognition of his scr- 4 4 rices as builder of the Panama 4 4 canal. 4 4 4 FULL BLOOD INDIAN GETS BIG POSITION WASHINGTON. March 4.?Houston B. Teehee, of Oklahoma, a full Wood Indian, was nominated by the Presi dent today to be register of the Troav New Census Head. Samuel L. Rogers, of North Caro lina. was today nominated to bo Jl- , rector of the census, at a salary o? $6.- . o- Tear. V, , THE WEATHER TO OAS'. Minimum?S4. Rainfall?.4S Inch. Clondy. iCONGRESS GRINDING ATNOON ? + + CONGRESS ADJOURNS. ? * ?! + WASHINGTON, March 4. ? +j + The SLrty-third Congress ad- ?[ Journed this afternoon. Pres- +; + ident Wilson, after signing the % + bills passed, said: ; * + "A great Congress has ad- ? * Journed." r->4 + * + + *4,4,4, + 'i' + '!,+,>' WASHINGTON. March 4.? When' the noon hour was reached today the Senate and House of Representatives were still at work at a high rate of speed passing billa and perfecting those already passed. The clocks In the chambers of both housos of Con gress show that midnight of March 3 has not yet been reached. -r Ship BUI Withdrawn. Early yesterday, whoa It became ev ident that It would requlro many more hours than the life of the present Con gress to complete the work of the ses sion, Senator Duncan U. Fletcher, of Florida, withdrew the administration ship-purchase bill, which still occupied a place on the calendar as unfinished business, where it has been since Feb ruary 27* while other business was be ing transacted by unanimous consent The withdrawal was made after the Re publican Senators said that the filibus ter would be resumed if the Democrats attempted to pass the bill, though it was admitted that a majority of the Senators were ready to vote for it Greatest Fight In History. Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, of Mas-' sachusettn. when Senator Fletcher an nounced the abandonment of Che at tempt to pass the ship-purchase 'bill, said that "this ends the greatest fight in the history of the United States Senate." SENATE PASSES RIVERS AND HARBORS BILL) ?? WASHINGTON. March 4.?The Sen-; at? yesterday morning passed tho riv ers and harbors appropriation bill as It came from the committee without amendment It contained the items for a survey of Dry Strait in South eastern Alaska and the Snake river's mouth at Nome. President Signs Fortifications Bill WASHINGTON. March 4?President Wood row Wilson yesterday morning signed the sundry civil appropriations bill and the fortifications appropria tions bill. Naval Bill Agreed To WASHINGTON March 4.? After reaching an agreement yesterday morning that the two houses of_ Con gress would remain in continuous ses sion until adjournment some time to day, the two houses reached an l agreement on the naval appropriations > bill, providing for two superdread- > naughts and eighteen submarines. Retain Assistant Postmasters. WASHINGTON, March 4?Congress, by agreement, eliminated the provis ion in the postofflco bill abolishing as sistant-postmasters . President Signs Seaman's BUI. . WASHINGTON. March 4. ? Presi- 3 dent Woodrow Wilson this morning signed the seaman's bill and It became a law. Civil Sundry Bill Signed. Tho President signed the civil sun dry bill yesterday. It carries an ap propriation of $2,000,000 for the Alas ka railroad, and nearly $1,000,000 addi tional for other Alaska purposes. ? ? , CONGRESS THANKS A. B. C. DIPLOMATS WASHINGTON, March .4.? Both houses of Congress yesterday passed a resolution extending tho thanks of the United States to Ambassadors Naon. Dagama. and Suarez for their ? efforts as mediators In the Mexican 1 difficulties at the conference which l was herd at Niagara Fall* la3t Spring. On account of tho mediators bolng the Ambarfcadors of Argentina. Brazil" and Chile, the conference h.*>? been ? re ferred to as the A. B. C. conference. t ? ? ? I Empire want ads. get results ] RAILROAD REPORT IS COMPLETE WASHINGTON, March 4.?The Al aska Engineering commission's com pleted report was submitted to Sec retary of tho Interior Franklin K. ano today. Tho Secretary of tho Interior said that he has no statement to make at the present time. $2,600,000 Ready for Road. - Tho appropriation of $2,000,000 for the Alaska road provided for in the civil sundry bill makes $2,600,000 avail able, because there remains more than $600,000 of last year's appropri ation unexpended. The sundry civil bill carries nearly $3,000,000, all told, for Alaska pur poses. HOUSE STANDING | COMMITTEES NAMED! When the House of Representatives convened at 12:30. today the commit tee on rules, consisting of Speaker CoIUub, chairman, and Representatives Burns, Day, Coombs and Shoup an nounced, through the chair, tho follow ing standing committees: 1. Banks. Banking and Corporations ?Hcckman, Shoup. Coombs, Burns and Day. 2. Transportation. Commerce and Navigation?Moron. Holland. Driscoll, Tansy. Coombs nod Held. 3. Ways and Means, and Contingent Expenses?Burns. HecKman. Shoup. Daly. Moran, Driscoll and Tansy. 4. Elections, Election Laws and Mile age?Driscoll. Day. Moran. Getchell and Brltt. 5. Engrossment and Enrollment ? Tansy, Snow and Coombs. 6. Fisheries. Fish, Game and Agri culture?Noon, Heckman, Brltt, Dris coll and Daly. 7. Education, Public Health, Quaran tine and Morals?Britt, Moron, Snow and Holland. 8. Judiciary and Federal Relations ?Held. Shoup, Daly, Moran and Noon. 9. Labor. Capital and Immigration ?Daly, Brltt, Getchell, Snow and Held. 10. Territorial Institutions ~ Day, Noon, Driscoll, Hcckman and Coombs. 11. Printing ? Snow, Coombs and Brltt 12. Roads and Highways?Holland, Burns, Getchell. Daly and Tansy. 13. Mining and Manufacturers ? Getchell, Held, Burn?, Snow, Holland and Tansy. 14. Rules?Shoup, Burns, Moran and Holland. 15. Municipal Affairs ? Coombs, Shoup, Getchell, Drbcoll and Day. LONG TRIP FOR SENATOR McGANN Thomas McGann, the newly elected Senator from Nome, has a long trail nhcad him before ho reaches the capi tal of Alaska. He rnnst travel not loss than 1300 miles by dog team be fore he even reaches navigation. Starting from Nome, he will cross Norton Sound on the icc to St. Mich aels, 100 miles, sleeping a night or two on the ico; 65 miles more will take him to Kaltag on the Yukcn, and 100 miles more to Holy Cross. From Holy Cross It is only 400 miles to idltarod, and from Iditarod to Seward is 540 more, making a total mush of 1305 miles by dog sled, the shortest routo he can come. Figuring 40 miles per day, which is pretty high pressure for that distance, ho will be over a month getting to Seward. The spectacle of Davy Crockett go ing to Congress from Tennessee or Dr. Whitman riding from Oregon to tho Potomac is being re-enacted and duplicated this very day on the Al aska trail. But Senator McGann will get here. M'GANN IS ON WAY TO LEGISLATIVE SESSION NOME March 4.?Thomas McGann, Senator-Elect from tho Second divis ion. is on his way to Join tho Alaska Legislature. LENTEN SERVICE TONIGHT. _v? There will be Litany Service with iddress In Trinity Episcopal church :his evening at 7:30 followed by choir jractlco at 8 p. m. SENATE Nino bills were Introduce in tho Territorial Senate today. Senator Sul zer's bill to build roads and trails In tho First division, from tho forest mon oys, was .No. 1. Senator Millard in troduced a bill creating the office of Attorney-General of Alaska, appoint ive by the Coventor, and with a sal ary of $5,000 a year. Senator Aldrlch introduced a similar bilh but with tho provision that tho Legislature shall oloct the first attorney general and the peoplo tho Becond attornoy general. Senator Aldrich also Introduced his revonuo and taxation bill. Other bills were S. B. 3, Millard, an t act to amend the Session Lows of }913, relating to tho Inciting of crime; S. B. 4. amendatory of banking act: S. B. 5. adjudication of estates; S. B. S, Millard, elections: S. B. S, Aldrlch. providing office of attornoy general, and S. B. 9, Aldrlch, an act to repeal an act providing for the appointment of commissioners for the promotion of uniform legislation In tho United States. Tho Revenue Act. First of all. the revenue act would place a tax of $10 on lawyers. The fisheries tax on canned salmon Is des ignated at seven cents per case on "Red" salmon and one-half cont per case on all other kinds of Sainton. Othor taxes which the act would Im pose are as follows: On cold storage plants (sliding scale equal to one-half per cent of 5100 !n $100; ono per cont. bl" all Insurance 1 mining, quartz mills :?nd dredges, one half of one per cent of. net income in excess of $5,000, "net Income" mean pairs and betterments; meat markets,)] laundries, etc.. about ono per cent;;1 theatres, $50 per annum; water works,1: one por cent of net income In excess of $2400. Tho nttornoy general of the Terrl- ?> tory. If that office is created, would bo I called "upon to onforco the provisions I of the act and tho U. S. marshals, and dcputloa arc Instructed to asisst in.the ' enforcement of the act. In closing ] tho act says: t Sec. 7. All laws and parts of laws I la conflict with tho provisions hereof 1 are hereby repealed; but nothing here- < In contained shall be construed to re lievo any person, firm or corporation i from the payment of any J ax, penalty < and Interest accrued and owing un- < dor the act of which this act Is an 1 amendment. But all such taxes, pen alties. and Interest shall to paid, or ? collected and enforced by tho Attor ney-General as taxes herein provided j for aTe collected and enforced. i After tho bills wore rofcrrcd to the ) proper committees, the Senate ad- < jourued. 1 Morton Is Assistant. 1 Miss Agne? F. Williams, assistant l clerk of the Senate, tendered her res- < Ignation, owing to her duties in the t land office and Harry F. Morton was y elected to tho position. Mr. Morion < was assistant to Senate Cleric A. E. Light, in the legislative assembly two , years ago. He was nominated by Sen- , ator J. M. Tanner. , Three Blllo in House. An election bill providing a ulmpll- j fled form of the official ballot In Al- . nska, was Introduced in the House of i Hopresentatlvcs today by Represents.- ( tivo Dan Driscoll. Representative J. . R. Hcckman introduced a bill provld- ) ing a bounty of 515 on wolves and ?1 , on hair seals, payable by the Trens- t urer, and'a bill corresponding to the , road appropriation bill introduced in ; tho Senate by Senator Siilzcr. , The House held a short session, ad- <? Journing at 1:30 to meet again tomor- i row. A motion was passed asking for ^ Information from the Secretary of the c Territory, in regard to tho officials in Alaska who have been evading the en- j forcemcnt of laws passed by tho Leg islature two years ago. ROCKEFELLER. MAY HELP \ COLORADO DISTRESSED r NEW YORK, March .4. ? John D. ? Rockefeller, Jr., has telegraphed the f chamber of commerce at Trinidad, r Col, say|ng that the Rockefeller t Foundation stands ready to assist dos- v "All the News All the Time." USE MONEY A bill to appropriate moneys now In the Territorial Treasury, derived from th? salo of timber In tho Tongass Na tional forest, for tho construction of roads, trnlls and bridgos in tho First division, was Introduced In the Sen ate todny by Senator Charles A. Sul* zor.; Tho bill reads ns follows: Section 1. There Is horoby appropri ated from those sums of moneys In tho Forest Reserve Fund derived from the Tongoss National Forest, situated and being In Division No. 1, and which sums of moneys have accrued to the benefit of Division No. 1. Ter ritory of Alaska, In accordance with an act of Congress approved May 23, 1908, tho following: (a) For the construction of a road from tho city limits of tho city of Ket chikan to a point known and de scribed as Charcoal Point, In the pre cinct of Charcoal Point, tho sum of thlity thousand dollas. (b) For tho extension to low tide on Chomly Sound and Hetta Inlet of tho road known and described as tho "Por tage Road," Princo of Wales Island, and for nocessary repairs to said road, the sum of ten thousand dollars. (c) For tho construction of a bridge across the Mendenhall rlvor, at a point near Knudson's, the sum of two thousand dollars. (U) For tne repair ana extension ei tho roai from Sitka national monu-j ineht to Jamestown Bay, near 31tka, j the- sun: of two thousand dollars. (o) .For the improvomont of th?i Stlkino trail near WrangcH, the sum of Qvo thousand dollars. See. 2. Tho expenditure of tho said moneys :ind-the construction of tho mid jroads and bridge shall be vested In and .under tho supervision of tho Govcrnnor of Alaska, and he shall 1 inve full and complete jurisdiction ov ir tho location and construction of the i <aid roads and bridge; 1 Provided, that no money shall bo ox pcuded under this act unless suitable I md proper rights of way be granted jy property owners free cf all chargo :o tho Territory of AIa3ka; Provided further that all construction . work shall be performed and all sup- ' ?Hos shall bo furnished by cosnpoti- , ;ivo bld3 which shall be udly called , for by the Governor of Alaska, and ] whiclv shall bo open to bona Ada resl ients of Alaska only; ( Provided further, that there shall bo ( 10 moneys paid out under this act ex- , :ept upon the signed order of the Gov ernor of Alaska, countersigned by the Secretary of Alaska. ( In connection with tho bill, Sonator < Sulzcr said: "In my bill for tho construction of ( ?oads and trails in the First division < rom moneys paid in from and belong- j ng to the First division. 1 have in- ? :ludcd all the urgent needs that have ] seen brought to my attention. I , tnow these roads and trails aro very , ladly needed: There may bo others if which I havo no knowledge at. this i imc, and if so, 1 win be glad to do vnai i can 10 nave huv:u vivjitv-w iu "Tlie people of this division have i ments made lor a number of years,); joth by the Alaska Road Commission (-< uid by the Governor. The Alaska < load Commission have had no more 'unds than could care for the road i vork of the great Interior, and the I Sovemor, under the Taw, can take no 1 ictlon without an act by the leylala- < .uro. The road at Ketchikan li cs- < jecially badly needed, and the chU Iron thero are practically unable to i lofely attend school owing to the ock of a suitable road. Tho law pro 'Ides that this fund may bo used for school purposes also, but thero is lit- ( lo use In having schools if the cbll- ] iron cannot attend them without en- i iangering their Uvea. i "The money in the Forest Reserve c Amd represents only 25 per cent. ( >cr cent !n Alaska, and I am In fa- i ?or of a memorial to Congress to this iffect It le a mattor which vitally ;oing to pay in more and moro money t or tho use of forest products; we heed 1 oads and Iralfii badly, in fact our 3ec- 1 com the national government while t AUSTRIA BOMBARDS ATAVARI LONDON, March 4.? An Austrian fleet Is bombarding Antlvarl, the sea port of Albania. The activity of the Austrian and German war vessels In the Adriatic sea is believed to be, in part, a move, to cause the withdrawal of all or part: of the British and French vessels that; have been engaged against the Turksj at the Dardanelles and Suez canal. ? + ? ITALY WILL SUMMON : OFFICERS TO COLORS! ROME, March 4.?Tho Minister of War said yesterday that before the; end of March more than 7.000 officers j of the Italian army will he called to I the colors. This was accompanied by!! the declaration that the movement does not mean that Italy is prepar- ! lng for war of aggression, but that she will bo prepared for whatever eventualities that the Spring ma> bring forth. KAISER TO MEET !, KAISER ON FRONTIER ?+? GENEVA, March 4.?It is reported here that Emperor William of Gor- 1 many and Emperor Francis Joseph of " Austria-Hungary, with their staffs, wl'i , hold a conference at somo town near < the frontier between the two coun- : trieB. The rulers have not met since ; the war began. > it .Hollweg to Visit Austria. < BERLIN, March 4.?Chancellor von! iJethmaan-HoHweg's mrthcomlng via- l It to. the"-Austrian headquarters will I be for the ptirpose-oX-discussing per i sonally with high officials of the dual I monarchy the moat Important quea- c tlons pending between the triple alli ance power/, according to a Berlin dis patch to tha Frankfurter Zeitung. GERMANS ATTACK UNITED STATES 1 ... c BERLIN, March 4.?German papers ' ire continuing their tatacks on the United States. Speaking of the ex :hango of notes between tho United States and Germany, tho Cologne Ga- 11 X'tto say8: "No people who now refuse ;Lo rec )gr.i?.o the purport and Justness of the , 3erman policy can longer be regard- ! ?d as neutrals." German Expert Hit3 Also. P Count von Reventlow, German naval ixpcrt, says, speaking of the United Slates: "Tho Bhlpmcnts of weapons to our mender have filled public opinion In ^ Sermany with deep Indignation and (] dttcrncss against tho United States. Statistics of the amount of these ship- c nents show that the Germans are lot now justified In speaking of friend y relations." FRANCE RETIRES 14 ADDITIONAL GENERALS . _ ?.1. & PARIS, March 4.?Fourteen goner- ^ tls of brigades havo been transferred ?j> the roservo list by Gon. Joffre, In xddltion to the nine generals of the llvislor. whose transfer was announc- . ;d yesterday. Tho vacancies in brigade commands 0 yill be filled by younger men. Among p ho3e promoted is Count Edouard de . MacMahon son of tho former presi- 1 lent of France, who has been a Col )nel of Infrantry. C -ORMER NEWSPAPEk MAN GETS MENTION ^ LONDON, March 4.?Tho name of Captain Norman G. Thwaites, former y of the New York World staff and low of tho Fourth Dragoon Guards, s mentioned in Field Marshal French's ^ lispatch among the officers and men!11 >f various regiments whose services l' vore marked by particular distinction , c , c 4UNGARIAN COLLECTION 0 FOR THE 'FRISCO FAIR 11 ROME, March 4.?J. Neillsor. Laur- ">v rik, the special nrt representative of ni ho Panuma-Pacific exposition, who is f: n Berlin now, has obtained a compre- 0 LOnsivo collection of Hungarian art " iBjccts for that exposition. It em- al traces 460 r^lntlngs. sculptures and n pen tries, tie work- of more than 100 .rtl-itM, ar.?!''Tiistratea the develop- ft sent of Ifui rlan art up to this day. aj ATTACK Of WARSHIPS RESUMED ? + 4r:4 ?:? + ???? ? * * ? BRITISH SHIP ? ? IS DAMAGED ? -5- ? * AMSTERDAM, March 4. ? + *:? The British cruiser Zephyr was *? v badly dameged this morning -> In the Dardanelles, according + to advices received here. + ? One hundred and fifty of the + * men on the Zephyr wcro wound- ? ? ed. + * ? v + 4 4 ? ? +! ', ? ? + 4 ? ? ? e ATHENS, March 4.?The bombard ment of the Inner forts of the Dar danelles was resumed this morning. The wind that prevailed yesterday sub sided, and a marked Improvement In ihe effectiveness of the firing Is evi dent. The ships of the allied fleet are slowly making their way Into the strait. GERMAN-AUSTRIAN FLEET ON WAY LONDON, March 4.?The Austrian fleet which sailed from Pola at dawn Tuesday morning for the purpose of raising the siege of the Dardanelt-s :onsicted of Austrian and German submarines, several torpedo boats, ir.d destroyers. Poia Is Austria's na zal base, and the fleet passed out in :o the Adriatic bound for the Medlt :rrancan. The fleet ic likely to be Intercepted jefore It reaches the entrance of the Dardanelles. The waters of the Ad ?latlo and Mediterranean contain s arge fleot of Brltlsh nnd French men >f war. London Says Patience. LONDON, March 4.?Tho War Offlcrj isks that those who are watching with ntorest tho passage of floot through ho Dardanelles to exercise patience. It alls attention to the fact that it has aken weeks to destroy tho outer for ificatlons and to reach the point at alned, and suggests that the work hat is before tho fleot is one that re ires cautious and patient persistence. Tho allied fleet has been Joined by he Russian cruiser Askold. The total casualties to dato have een less than a doucn and most of ho injuries are slight. ?RENCH SHIP DESTROYS FORTRESS NAPOLEON PARIS, March 4.?It was officially nnounced yesterday evening that tho 'urklsh fortress Napoleon on tho Dar anelles wa3 destroyed during the ombardment by tho French battleship faufois. ALLIED ARMIES ARE STILL WINNING LONDON, March 4.?Reports frcm oth the western and eastern war rcas are accounts of successes for the Jlies' arms. Thero has been heavy artillery iuels at various points along the .?estern battle line, and the Allies ave made marked advances In sov ral places, particularly In the Cham ogne region. Germany admits that the Russians ave made gains In Poland this week. The Russians aro advancing in Buk wlna, and making gains in Gallcta. Tho Turks continue to retreat In laucasus. ANOTHER AMBASSADOR JUSTIFIES GERMANY LONDON, March 4.?A dispatch to be Chronicle from Christiaua. says bat the German Ambassador at Chrls iana, Count Obeundorff has published be following announcement: "England han proclaimed our mcr Uc&s annihilation, Ightlng not only ur armies but still more, by every leans, our Qbaceful population by 'anting to starve us. Against this aw and unprecedented method of war ire, wo defend ourselves with wcap ns striking our adversaries at their lost vulnerable point. Wo seek him t home off the British coa3L" M. C. Stewart returned last evening ?om Gypsnm, wbero ho ha3 been lending several months.