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VOL. V., NO 712. * ""JUNEAU, ALASKA^ MQNDAY,-MAR5H 8, 1915/ ^ \ PRICE TEN CENTS.
N. Y. SUN SAYS VALDEZ WINS; LANE DENIES ATTORNEY-GENERAL PLANS MAY FAIL IN ALASKA LEGISLATURE + ? + 4 ? ? "i* ? * + ? ? + SULZER OFFERS SOLUTION. ? + <' + Senator Charles A. Sulzer < * introduced In the Senate today * * a resolution authorizing the * + Governor to provide the leg* ?> * lalature with legal counsel * + "until such time as an Attor- + + ney-General shall bo provided + * by the National government," + + and fixing the counsel's com- ? * pensatlon to not exceed 5500 * + a month. + The resolution's language + *? indicates that at least Sena* + + tor Sulzer is of the belief that ? 4? the three bills providing the ? + creation of the attorney-gener- -> + al's office by the legislature will * + not pass. It was referred to *> + the Judiciary committee. + ? .j. 4. * -y * * -> * -> * ? ? + 4 Opponents of the plan to create an Attorney-general for Alaska believe that none of the pending bills or any other bill creating the office will find its way on the statute books. They expect, instead that a bill will j pass making an appropriation for le gal services, and authorizing the Gov ernor to employ an attornoy when his services shall bo required. The opponents of the measure ex pect that if any bill on this subject passes the legislature at all that it will be by a narrow margin. They admit that probably a majority of the members are in favor of having an attorney-general for the Territory, but there is so much diversity of opin ion as to details that they believe no particular hill can be framed that would | receive mote than a very small ma jority. if indeed, one could pas3 at all. t Then, in view of the position that Gov. J. P. A. Strong took in his mes sage. '.hey believe that he wou'-l veto any bill that would pass. That done, they say that the supporters of the measure could never secure enough votes to pass it over his head. Two Objections Urged There are two objections urged by the opponents to creating an attor-: ney-general. One of them is that it would be added expense, andthsotnc that the Federal government win. in all probability, create snch an office, in connection with the development! board bill, which was urged by Sec retary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane in the last Congress. "It would cost 520,000 a year." said j an opponent of the proposition, "to maintain the office of attorney-gener al. That much would bo required for j (Continued on Page Five) STORM-BUFFETED HADLEY PEOPLE REACH WRANGELL HADLEY. March 8.?The launch Honey Boy with Mrs. Stnley Oak smith. Clyde Cowan and S. A. Gear hart. of Hadley aboard, which was feared to ho lost, reached M rangell after a hard and exciting trip at s o'clock Saturday evening. They had been in a tcriflc storm before which they were blown 85 miles in an op posite direction from which they were bound. The party left Hadley for Ketchikan. BOER REVOLUTIONIST CAPTURED AND IMPRISONED! CAPETOWN, So. Africa, March S. LleuL-Col. Maritz, ringleader of the Boer revolt In South Africa, Is report ed have been arrested and sent as a prisoner to Wendhuk. GERMAN PLEADS GUILTY OF OBTAINING PASSPORTS NEW YORK. March 8. ? Charles Ruroede, one of tho suspects, plead guilty today of conspiracy in obtain ing false passports for German re-; servlsts. ? J 44444444444444444 *. WEATHER TODAY * I ? '?[ 4 4 4 4 v 4 -?? 4 v 4 V v v v v v 4" Maximum?12. 4 4 Minimum?33. 4 ? Rainfall?1.13 inhces. 4 4 Cloudy?rain. 4 44444444444 4 4444 IB. L. THANE IS HOST TO ALASKA | LEGISLATORS Yesterday was one complete round ? or surprises, which came one after ' the other, for tho Second Alaska Leg islature. twenty-two of whose members | were guests of the Alaska Gastineau Mining Company on an excursion to1 Thane and Perseverance imne. Also in the party were Gov. J. F. A. Strong I United States Judge Robert W. Jen-! ! nings, Collector of Customs John I\ j Pugli. B. M. Behrends and Willis E. Xowell and members cf the Press. The visitors were accompanied on their sight-seeing trip by Bart L. Thane, I general manager of the mining com pany. George T. Jackson, superintend ent of the Perseverance mine, B. B. Nieding, superintendent of tho Eagle River mine, and Earlo V. Davelcr, su ! perlntendont of the great reduction i ! mills at Thane. The excursionists left Juneau at 9 a. m. on the ferry "Alma" debarking at Thane at 9:30. After seeing the milt in action, and being shown the system of pulverisation as obtained in the gigantic plant, the visitors.; boarded a special train for a two-mlio trip through the Sheep Creek adit. Thane Is Praised. At the luncheon which was served in the big dining hall of the Perse verance mine at 12:30 Senator Charles A. Sulzer, speaking In behalf of the members of the Legislature, warmly thanked General Manager Thane and the Alaska Gastineau Company for' their courtesy in inviting them to see what Senator Sulzer declared would eventually bo tho greatest gold mine In tjjc world. Ho stated that in his belief the Territory of Alaska would be without the great mine had there been no Bart L. Thano to en gineer the details, which for three years prior to tho start of construc tion work were directed by Mr. Thano! ?here, in the East and in Europe. Senator Super's remarks were clean cut, to the point and were accentuat ed by their brevity. Mr. Thane re sponded in an impromptu address. He modestly avoided reference to his own ingenuity and energy in the promo tion of the company, and in n few words explained the scope of the com pany's operations and the develop ment program which it had followed. Mine Excites Interest. After lunch the excursionists went through the underground workings of the Perseverance. The shafts, slopes, cross-cuts and raises were visited in turn, and tho big hoist was busy car-i rying its human freight from level to; level. A feature of the trip through j tho mine was the ascent to the sur face, where the mine's new head frame was cosntructcd. Tho excursionists returned to Thane; early In the afternoon and returned to Juneau at 5 o'clock. GEORGIA MAN KILLS AND WOUNDS ELEVEN ??>? BRUNSWICK, Ga? March S.?Mon roe Phillips, who was unbalanced, Sat urday shot and killed Harry F. Dun wocdy, a prominent lawyer of this place, and four others. In additon to killing five men, he shot and wounded six others, before he was hims6:f shot to death by R. C. Butto, local lawyer, who sought to terminate tho slaugh ter. FEDERAL OFFICIAL IS DEAD AT TACOMA: TACOMA, March 8.?United States Shipping Commissioner Wm. Welsh died here today. He was an appoint tee of the present administration and a political associate of Hugh C. Wal lace. PROMINENT SEATTLE MERCHANT IS VERY ILL SEATTLE, March 8.?J. D. Lowman.i Seattle pioneer, one of the founders | of the Lowman-Hanford company, own er of the Lowman building, former! president of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, is dangerously 111. He is not expected to live. !lane says coal i land leases to be very simple WASHINGTON, March 8.?Secre tary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane has assured Senator Wesley L. Jones and Representative William E. Hum phrey, of Washington, that the form of the commercial lease for Alaska coat lands, under the leasing law that was recently passed by Congress, which is being prepared will be as simple as it Is possible to nuke it. He stated further that the lease that is in vogue between the coal land own ers and coal operators In the fjolds of West Virginia Is being used as a ' basis for the government leac. Secretary of the Interior Lane be 1 lleves that the lease will be attrac tive to those who would engage In coal mining in Alaska. TANSEY WOULD KEEP INSURANCE AT HOME With Representative John G. Held of Juneau in the chair, the Houso ro solvcd itself Into a committee of the whole this afternoon, to consider tho report of tho rules committee the rules as recommended were read sec tion by section. Representative Tansey introduced a bill which deprecates fire Insurance as sold by Itinerants. Tho measure would require that alt lire Insurance risks in tho Territory be placed with duly authorized agents residing in the Territory. Referred to committee on corporations. .Mr. Shoup introduced Houso Bill 9, an act to enable the Secretary of Alaska, as registrar of vital statistics, to purchase additional supplies', and to appropriate money for that purpose Referred to Ways and Means com mittee. To Pay Wilberforce. Tho Senate met at 12:30. Prayer was offered by Chaplain J. B. Stov efts. The journal of the preceding day was read and approved. S. B. 12. by Senator Sulzcr, an act to compensato Dr. P. WMberforco In the sum of $500, "for preventing an epidemic of smallpox at Hoonah dur ing May and Juno. 1914, and S. B. 11, also by Senator Sulzer, to fix a bounty of $15 on. wolves and $1 on hair seal,1 were Introduced. The first bill was, referred- to the public health and quarantine committee. S. B. 11 was referred to the committee on fish, game and ^fisheries. Printing Contract Awarded. The Empire Printing Company and tho Dispatch Publishing Company were awarded the contract for the ses sion printing, upon the recommenda tion of the printing committees. The also ratified the report. Tho Senate adjourned at 12:55 to meet again at 12:30 tomorrow. TAFT SUGGESTED FOR REPUBLICANS AGAIN WASHINGTON. March 8.?With the adjournment or Congress there has been more discussion of the 191G cam palgn than has occurred since the 1912 election, and it has resulted in; the springing of a new candidate for the Republican nomination in tho per son of former President William H. Taft His name and that of Repre sentative James R. Mann, late Repub lican floor lender, are being mentioned more than others whoso names are being canvassed, though it is admit ted that should he mako good as Gov ernor of New York Gov. Charles S. Whitman will he a candidate to bo reckoned with. PAN-AMERICAN CONFERENCE TO BEGIN MAY 10TH ?4-? WASHINGTON. March 8?President Woodrow Wilson today named May 10th as tho date for the commence ment of the Pan-American financial conference. The Minister of Finance American financiers win participate of the South Amorican countries and in the conference. STANDARD" OIL TO ADOPT PUBLICITY NEW YORK. March 8.?Tho New York American says tho Standard Oil Comany is to change Itr.'whole policy toward the public and investors. Sec recy is to give place to real publicity. Reports will be issued and other legi timate information given to holders of NEW YORK, March 8.?The New York Sun yesterday morning says that the negotiations for t|ie purchase of tho Alaska Northern railroad have been called off, and that the railroad engineering commission will survey a route from Valdez to Fairbanks. The Matanuska coal fields will be reached by a shortllne road from Ship Creek. The Sun story is based, In part, on an Interview with J. Bolarid, attorney1 for the Canadian bondhojers of the Alaska Northern railroad, In the course of which he said: "The negotiations for the jale of the Alaska Northern to the govern ment have been declared off. The of fer of the ownors and bondholders to sell the property to the government have been declined." The Sun proceeds. "The government will build a rail ? road this summer from Ship Creek, on Cook Inlet, to the Matanuska coal i will be surveyed from Valdez, at the head of Prince William Sound, to Fair banks, the metropolis of Interior Alas LANE DENIES REPORT. WASHINGTON, March 8. ? It was stated by Secretary of the Interior I Franklin K. Lane that no decision has been reached regarding the terminus called to an article in the New York Sun and other rumors that arc in clr culation. It was admitted that Ship Creek is a possibility as a temporary ter minus for this year's work. It is said that parties In New York and elsewhere arc busy circulating press-agent stories that are calculated to work to their own advantage, but that the only certain point about the whole terminal matter is that no de cision has yet been made. HEAVYWEIGHTS NOW TO MEET IN HAVANA El Paso, Texas, March 8?"Jim" Jeffries, manager of Jesc Wiltard, said today that the fight between his protege and Jack Johnson would be pulled off in Havana during the first week In April. Jeffries produced a telegram from Johnson which he said was favorable to that arrangement. RESTA WINS ANOTHER GREAT AUTO RACE SAN FRANCISCO. March 8.? D. Rcstn, winner of the grand prix. won the Vandorbllt cup race here Satur day with a French Pougot car. cov ering tho 296 miles,in four hours and 27 minutes, and 37 seconds. The next car. driven by Howard Wilcox,i was soven minutes behind Rcsta. There wore 31 entries, and many accidents resulted from fast going and a rain made slippery track. MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATS WILL RUN WALSH AGAIN BOSTON, Mass., March 8.?It Is now bcliovcd to bo certain thnt the Demo crats will run Gov. Dixvld I Walsh for governor for tho third term. Ho has practically consented to make the race again, though ho had decided not to bo a candidate. It Is knwn on running against Sejjator Henry Ca bot Lodge for the United States Sen ate In 1916, and it is believed that ho did not wish to rlBk the chance of de feat this year. However, tho demand for his renomlnatlon has become so Inslstant that ho has consented to lead tho party next fall. WHEAT EXPORTS INCREASE NEW YORK. March 8.?Exports of days beginning Feb. 11, amounted to 3,229,296 bushels In tho corresponding period of January ? NEW YORK, March 8. ? ? ? Harry K. Thaw was placed on -> v trial today In the Supreme WASHINGTON, March 8. ? Secre tary of State William J. Bryan said this arternoon that ho has received assurances from Gen Carranza that Mexico City will bo abandoned by Gen. Obregon, and that the govern ment would be left to others. Mr. Bryan said that on the strength of the assurances from Gen. Carran za the diplomatic corps had decided to remain in Mexico City. Bryan Made Demands. WASHINGTON, March 8 ? Repre sentations equivalent to a demand wore made this morning by Secretary of State William J. Bryan that there must be an Immediate Improvement In conditions at Mexico City. The demand Includes permission for those who desire to do so to give aid to the suffering people In the Mexican capital, and that the lives and property of foreigners must be pro tected. The impression prevails here that Gen. Carrnnza will heed the demand and that the excesses at Mexico City will be stopped. politicians on j trial in indiana| ? INDIANAPOLIS. March 8.?'Twenty el?ht Democratic and Progressive pol iticians were placed on trial this morning at Terre Haute charge with ?tonspi'racy to corrupt elections. On the result of this trial will de pend what action the Federal govern men will talco in the Illinois cases. It Is said that the Democratic and! Progressive machine at Torre Haute] and the Republican machine at Dan ville and other Illinois towns worked together. <9 U is not believed that the seat of Senator Shively, Domocrat, or Sena tor L. Y. Sherman, Republican, will bo plnced in jeopardy, but one In diana Democratic Congressman and four Illinois Republican Congressmen, including former Speaker Cannon, arc involved. RUBLEE GOES ON THE TRADE BOARD WASHINGTON, March 8.?Presi dent Wilson Saturday gave George Rublee, of New Hampshire, a recess] appointment on the trade commission. The Senate confirmed the appoint ments of all members of tho board ex- i ccpt Rublee. Tho other members of the board, Will H. Pnrry, of Seattle, Edward N. Hurley, of Illinois, Joseph E. Davics, of Wisconsin, and William J| Harris, of Georgia, and Rublee will assume their duties Immediately. BATTLESHIP FLEET FOR THE PUGET SOUND .WASHINGTON, March 8.? Secre tary of the Navy Josephus Daniels announced that the battleship fleet which will pass through tho Panama canal during the summer will visit Puget Sound as woll as San Francisco, Sari Diego, arid other California ports. It in expected that the fleet will' spend some time at Seattle nnd oth er Puget Sound ports. FORMER YUKON CAPTAIN ARRESTED IN SEATTLE SEATTLE, March 8.?CapL A. E. LeBalllster, a pioneer Yukon River steamor captain and master of the Pa cific Cold Storage compauy's steamer Robert Kerr for several years, was arrested hero Saturday on a warrant telegraphed to Seattle fom Fairbanks. He is chaged with forging tho name of F. White, second mate of the Rob-. ort Kerr, to a salary receipt for ilOO. Capt. Le Balllstor is a member of a pioneer Puget Sound family. He was, also, a pioneer captain on tho Yukon river for tho Alaska Commercial com morrow. ?> -2- + 'J -2- -I* -t- ?I? *C- -J- *> -2- '2 * REVOLUTION IN PORTUGAL + ' -2 -2- Antonio Zavior has been pro public of Northern Portugal ? ? by the revolutionist!;. -2* GREAT BATTLE IS i BEGINNING NEAR! j CITYOfWARSAW PETROGRAD, March 8. ? A great battle Is developing today on the loft bank of the Vistula river southwest of Warsaw. The Germans are endeav oring to stop the Russian advance, and have made counter attacks. The battlo is regarded as of the greatest consequences. The Russians continue successful in northern Poland, Calicla and Buowina. LONDON REVIEW OF EASTERN CAMPAIGN < ?4*? LONDON, March 8.?Pctrograd dis patches say by another rapid shift, Gen. von Hindenberg has massed a Gorman army believed to number at least 350,000 on the front betwoen the Bohr and Vistula rivers, and Is trying to cut through the Russians thero be fore the newly assumed Russian of fcnslvo west of Warsaw compels the retreat of the weakened Gorman ar my there. However, his initial efforts havo been defeated, and tho Russians ^ are advancing. . Russia seems to have finally demon stratcd her abirity to cope with the ] situation at all points. East of Przansnysz the Germans at tempted to cross tho river Orzyc at Krasnosiefec but were mowed down j by tho Russian nrtlltery. The Ger . man objective here is Ostrelka, a.fort , rcss on the Narcw river. But, hero as j elsewhere, tho Russians reinforcement j policy has anticipated German plans ; Tho Germans havo a largo army. nearer Ossowlec, which, howovcr, is' not invested or oven bombarded. The other force of the Germans in the northeast has moved on the road to tho fortress of Lomza and Bcrles, Pitched battles?lfere the Russians be Ing generally the attacking side-have begun along the marshy flat banks to the north of the Narew and Behr. The; Germans are believed to have nine corps in thlB region. Less is known of the battle area between Slcrpoc and Plonsk. where very great forces aro now gathering. j. Big Army Needed A Berlin dispatch, via Copenhagen, _ to the daily news says: "A huge Gorman army will be need ed for the now northern campaign. Tho present aggressive tactics of the Russians in the middle disposition has surprised the Germans, who, although ^ they have been using Przansysz for _ most of the last threo months as an j observation point and base for ca\- j airy rcconnalsances, have prepared no ? earthworks for the pitched battles the j Russians are forcing upon thenU "przasnysz is serving as a hinge j for two Gorman wings, one stretching j sixty miles southwest to the Vistula, ? the other spreading eighty miles nort i ? cast in the Augustowo Forest, rtc j Germans are very cautious aiong the ; loft wing, where reserves are kept within a dozen miles of the East Prus sian border. , "It is calculated tho Germans and Austrlans have now about twenty corps employed In the Carpathians, of which about a quarter are Germans. Their detorminod attacks on the \vy- 4 Bzkov, Pass failed decisively, and the ? Russians have been able to develop ^ a strong offensive. Heavy Fighting on Dunajec. "German strategists in the southern ? acmpaign aro striving to Impose the;? lines of the San river as the western boundary Tor tho Russians and have 1 begun vigorous fighting, supported by masses of heavy artillery along the Donajec. but the Russians, by the L prompt seizure of Tornow. with the control of both roads, and railways of Western Galicla. ^anticipated and frustrated this plan ' for cutting be- p tweon their westers main army and II co operating with tho columns In the p ALASKA GOLD BREAKS RECORD, t NEW YORK, March S. -- Alaska Gold closed today at 30%: Utah Cop- a per at 53%. v grave crisis is .... "| i developing in i greek kingdom 4*? ATHENS, March 8.?The resigna tion of Premier M. Venlzelos and his cabinet has caused a grave crisis in Greece. The country Is now In dead lock over the question as to whether or not to enter the European war. M. Venlzelos, to whom is given credit for Greece's modern revival, In a speech delivered this morning said that his party would refuse to support a gov ernment which might be formed to favor neutrality. Venlzelos said that he had resign ed because King Constantino did not approve of his policy. The King, he said, seeks to maintain neutrality, but he believed the time has come when the interests of his country demands that she enter the war on the side of the Allies. GREECE CALLS OFFICERS HOME. Geneva, March 8.?All Greek army officers that are In Switzerland have been recalled. They are leaving for Athens by every train. CABINET AND KING DISAGREE; GREEK CABINET QUITS ?*? ATHENS, March 8?The Greek Cab inet resigned Saturday following the conference In Crown Council over tho question of Greece's entering the war. Premier Venlzelos said that the pol icy of government and that of King Constantlne did not agree, and that the King had expressed displeasure ivlth the management of his govern ment, hence tho resignation. The feeling Is growing, however, that the country will not be able to remain out of tho conflict long. FLEETS"CONTINUE TO MAKE PROGRESS LONDON, March 8?The ships of Britain and France have continued a 'urious bombnrdmcnt of the forts on joth sides of the Dardanelles, and ,hcy continue to make progress. They low control half of the strait. Rains Stop Fighting. Continued heavy rains are intorfer ng with operations In tho western heatre of war" In Franco and Belgium. Germany Sees Danger. WASHINGTON, March 8?Germany ins asked the United States to protect 3erman interests at Constantinople n the event of the fall of that place. LONDON, March 8. ? The British -last Indian fleet Is bombarding the :ity of Smyra. 4. <. 4- 4- 4* 4* 4- 4- 4- 4* + > NAVAL BATTLE + ON IN NORTH SEA + ___ > HOOK OF HOLLAND, Mar. + S.?Heavy firing has been in ? progress all tho afternoon In + tho North sea. The booming + of cannon Is plainly heard at 4* ? this place. It Is belivccd that ? > a naval engagement is in pro- 4 > gress. :? 4- 4- 4* -i- ?!? ? + ? ? ? + 1USSIA PREPARING FOR SUMMER SHIPPING LONDON, March 8.?The Cabinet ,t Petrograd has allocated a credit of 1,800,00 for preliminary works In the onstructlon of a railway from Kern o Kola on the Arctic ocean, and has ,l"so authorized a credit for prollmln ,ry works In connection with build ng lines In tho region north of the trchangclvologda Railway from a mint to be selected to a port In the ;overnment of Archangel. .A TOURRA1NE IS NOW BELIEVED TO BE SAFE PARIS, Marhc 8.?A wireless dis atch teccived this morning says tho re on tho La Tourraino has been radically extinguished, and the ves el Is steaming toward Havre at the peed of 14 knots an hour. Tho Rot erdam and ether ships are with her, nd aided inputting out the Are. It 1b believed that tho passengers nd moat of the cargo on the vessel ,?111 bo saved.