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VOL. V., XoTns. ' ~ JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, MARCH 11, 1915. - ' PRICE TEN CENTS.
p ' - - ?- - ?- ? ? - - - ? ?----- ^ ^ ~ ~ ~~ ' " ~ " MAY BUY ONLY ONE RAILROAD WASHINGTON, March 11.?Presi dent Woodrow Wilson has Intimated, according to' statements made this morning, that it It shall be decided to exercise the authority given the President to purchase one or more ex isting railroads in Alaska, that only one will be purchased. However, Sec retary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane said, that negotiations are now under way for the purchase of both lines. The whole matter is now in< the hands of the President, who is glv- j ing it his personal attention. Offers S350.000 for Alaska Northern. The best offer that has been made! by the Federal government for the Alaska Northern railroad is $350,000. It is understood that this sum has been refused. The completed report was submit ted to the President yesterday after noon. late, by Secretary of the Inter ior Lane. A conference between the President and Secretary of the Inter-j ior followed. The Secretary informed the President that negotiations are In progress for the purchase of both railroads. He says the President, however, left the impression that hei would sanction the purchase of only j one. if any. The Secretary of the Interior said, the question of which railroad would I bo purchased is very much In doubt. The President had called for further figures on the cost of construction and operation. This request has resulted; in a great deal of speculation as to just what Is meant, as the report is known to contain figures on all the] routes discussed. The engineering commission is now busy getting tip the new figures wanted. First Question. The principal question to be decld-; ed at once by the President is at to: on which side Prince William Sound to build the railroad. This decision., Secretary of the Interior Lane, hangs: largely upon which part of the coal fields it may be thought best to de velop at this time, and upon the cost and maintenance of the two routes. President Asks As to Authority. The engineering commission Is now working on figures showing the costs, and estimates which will be laid be fore the President and Secretary of the Interior soon. Then the proposi tion will be put up to the Attorney General for an opinion on the ques tion as to the existing authority of the President to obligate the govern ment for an expenditure in excess of the available funds. This question would arise if the President should desire to purchase all of the existing railroads, or if ho desired to contract In advance for extended construction. M'ADOO IN HOSPITAL FOR OPERATION FOR APPENDICITIS WASHINGTON. March 11.?Secre tary* of the Treasury William G. Mc Adoo is in a hospital here where he will be operated on for appendicitis. UNITED STATES DISTRICT, JUDGE RUDKIN DIVORCED NORTH YAKIMA. Wash.. March 11. ?United States District Court Judge Frank H. Rudkin. formerly chief-Jus tice of the Washington State supreme court, was granted a divorce today in the superior court on the ground of desertion. Mrs. Rudkin was formerly the wife of S. O. Morford. an Alaska lawyer. STONE SAYS BLOCKADE HURTS AMERICAN TRADE ST. LOUIS, Mo.. March 11.?Sena tor W. J. Stone of Missouri, chairman of the foreign relations' committee, of the Senate, says the blockade serious ly would injure American commerce. He stated his belief that American shipping can and will be indemnified for all losses thus sustained, but said he was not yet prepared to take up the question of redress. 4- -h 4 * : + ? WEATHER TODAY * ? + .> 4. 4. 4. 4. 4- -j. 4? 4? *> 4- *> 4- ?> 4- 4* 4- Maximum?i2. *> + Minimum?36. 4? + Rainfall?X0 inch. * ! BILL fOR BOUNTY ! ON WOLVES RUNS | AMUCKINHOUSE] WANTED ?An expert on wolves, who will serve without compensation, as an adviser to the Legis lature. Apply immediatc T>'' #l Wolves, their habits, hankerings, haunts, holHshness. horrors and hos 1 tility, are coming in for a great deal of comment in the Territorial legis lature. since the introduction of the bill providing a bounty for their scalps. The amount which Senator Sulzer fixed as suitable reward for the slaughter of one wolf?fifteen dot lars?was reduced to $10, by the com mittee. but when the measure came up today in the Senate for second reading, the bll was re-committed to the finance committee, and is was in timated that it would be considerably revised before further report. Mean while tho worf experts are in demand, and the above advertisement may be officially authorized before tho meas ure comes to a vote. After Board Beaters Senator Caustad introduced Senate Bill 7. an act making It a misdemean or, on conviction of which tho punish ment shall bo by fine not exceeding $200, or by imprisonment not to ex ceed six months, to procure board or lodging from hotels. Inns, boarding houses or lodging houses by false re presentations. The finance committee fayorablj : ex ported the-bill to compensate Dr. P, Wllberforce, and recommended that, the bill be effective as soon as passed. j LEGISLATORS SWIM ON TREADWELL VISIT When Senators J. M. Tanner and B. F. Millard and Representatives Charles M. Day and Earnest B. Col lins dived Into the Trcadwell Nator ium 'last evening?in unison there was a mighty splash, but the tank rose to its task with a display of re serve power, and came through the ordeal uninjured. Senators. Representatives, members of the Press, the ladles, and eraployeos i of the Legislature, were guests of the Treadwell Club last evening on aj swimming excursion. Superintend ent P. R. Bradley made tho visitors; feel right at homo from the moment they landed from the ferry "Alma" at: 7:30, until 10 o'clock, when they re turned to Juneau. During that time the excursionists swam, saw the larg est hoist In the world at work, visited the club, and then the boarding house, where hot coffee and sandwiches were served. On behalf of the party. Sen ator C. A. Sulzer thanked Mr. Bradley for his courtesy, and the latter ex pressed the hope that the Legislators would come again, as often as the* liked. _ About thirty made tho trip. Every body had a good time. CANNERYMEN COME j ON THE SPOKANE SEATTLE, March 11.?J. T. Barron, prestdent of the Tblinget Packing com pany, and 30 men. and P. T. Harris, president of the Hawk Inlet canner>, and 25 men are sailing on the Spokane ! tonight for Funter bay and Hawk in let. respectively. There are also 2a! men sailing for the Vermont Marble company's new plant at Red Bay. Tho Spokane will have the following named passengers: For Juneau?Mrs. R. G. Datson, Al bert Peacock. J. H. Long and wife. Paul Harta, Otto Lalne, Gust Makl, Andrew Johnposkle. For Douglas?Mrs. G. Geisser. INCOME TAX RECEIPTS TO SHOW DECREASE NEW YORK. March 11.?It is gen erallv admitted that there will be a falling off on about 20 per cent, in receipts from Income tax in New York this year, as the European war has seriously curtailed net income of many corporation and persons. JOHN G. LEWIS MAY RUN FOR GOVERNORSHIP OLYMPIA. Wash., March 11 ? Re publican clubs all over the State arc endorsing the Candida* y for Governor at the next State primary election, of John G. Lewis..of Aberdeen, former State Treasurer. Si ON A memorial to Congress, asking per-1 missiou to vote on prohibition at the next Territorial election, November 1, 1916, was introduced in the House this afternoon- by. Representative C. K. Snow, of Ruby. On the question of reference, a lively tilt ensued and by a vote of 8 to 6 the opinion of the chair, that the memorial go to the committee on education, public health and morals, was sustained. Chairman Heid. of the judiciary committee, de clared the memorial should not bo re ferred to his committee. Chairman Brltt likewise contended thnt the ed ucation committee should not be glv cn the memorial. The author of the memorial replied with a marked dc gree of spirit, that ho would spend the whole session, if necessary, to a discussion of the memorial, In com mittee. Wilberforcc Bill Passed. The Dr. Wilberforce compensation J bill, appropriating $400. passed the House. Mr. Noon dissenting. On the emergency clause Mr. Held and Mr. Noon voted No. The bill now goes to tho Senate. New Bills Introduced. New bills were introduced as fol lows: ., II B 22, ways and mcatis commit* tee. to appropriate $300 for conting ent expenses of vital statistics ret, ? lrSH B 23. bv Mr. Brltt, amending the lav. relating'to the practice of medi cine and surgery, and repealing allj laws in conflict. Referred to educa tion and public health committee. H B 24. bv Mr. Hold, amending law's of Alaska" to require execution of olographic wins. Referred to the ju-, d VL B. 25, by Mr. Hcckman, giving municipal magistrates in Alaska civil j jurisdiction whon, the amount dm s not exceed $500. To Judiciary com-; mlttee. , . .. t The House mot at two o clock. At | tor praver by the Chaplain, the Rev. r, E Renison. the Journal was read ? nd approved. The House adjourned at three o'clock, to reconvene tomor-. row at two o'clock. SEVERAL CASES OF EMPLOYMENT AFFECTED ??$?? The House Bill No- 20. Introduced vesterday by Representative &now of Ruby, not only applies the S-hour wor - lng day to all classes of mining, it re quires'that in hotels, laundries, res taurants, bakeries, mechanical or mer cantile establishments, the 8-hour day shall obtain. The bill is as follows: Sec. 1. Employment in all open cut mines or workings, open pit workings dredge workings, hydraulic working., or mine workings of any other? char-, acter: in telephone or telegraph ex changes. or offices, laundries, hotels, restaurants, or bakeries, beyond a rea sonable length of time, clared to be injuHous to health, and dangerous to tho public safety. ? cmc 2. That no person employee : in open cut mining or workings, open nit workings, dredge workings, hydrau lic workings, or mine workings of any other character, shall be required or ; permitted by the employer to work more than eight (8) hours during any one day of twenty-four hours. Sec 3 That no person employed I in a laundry shall be required or per I mitted by the employer ttrwork more :?? forty-eight ?oo" <?> h?ure * I one week. , . <tcc 4 That no female employed n la telephone or telegraph exchange or ; office, in a .hotel, restaurant, or bak ?erv. shall be required or permitted b> tho employer to work more than eight hours in any ono day of twehty-fo.. h?Sec 5 That every employer of any female, in any manufacturing, mech anical, or mercantile establishment, laundry, hotel, restaurant, bakery or other ' establishment, shall provide suitable seats for all such female em not engaged in the active duties of their employment. deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall to*. pun ished by a fine .of " and Imprisonment. * I Tho committoo on education, in tho House o? Ropresontntivos, at a meet ing after the session yesterday, agreed to favor the bills of Senator Hubbard and Representative Britt, to appro moneys to be placed in an emergency school fund, In order that outlying dis tricts might not suffer for the lack of schools. committee, believes that when the. ap propriation is made, the legislature can then take steps to provide schools for the soctions which now have no place to sond their children, for training. Action Is expected to be taken next week on tho bills. MEXICANS TOUR SPANIARDS in Mexico City; that the fcnuses of Spaniards on the outskirts of tb'o city have boon burned and looted, and that Spanish citizens bad been maltreated CARRANZA ASKS FOREIGNERS TO LEAVE ranza. replying to tho note of protest' from Secretary of State William J.; Bryan regarding conditions in Mexico City, addressed President Woodrowj Wilson, personally, expressing the hope that Americans and all foreigners would get out of Mexico until tran quility shall have boon restored. Promises Protection. WASHINGTON, March 11. - Gen. Carranza's reply to the American note, which was received today, promises protection to all foreigners in Mex ico, both as to life and property. Carranra Restricts Trade GALVESTON, Tex., March 11.? Gen. Carranza has prohibited the ex portation of sisal fibre from Progres eo, Yucatan, used in the manufacture of twine. An embargo has ben Im posed on account of differences be tween the two factions of Carranzls LEGISLATURE TURNS GOV. LISTER DOWN OLYMPIA, Wash., March 11.- The tho veto of Gov. Ernest Lister, the bins requiring initative petitions to be signed only at places of registration. erciso of the initiative moro difficult. Thoy were opposed by Democrats and Progressives. Legislature to Adjourn. OLYMPIA, WaBh. 11.?The Wash ington legislature will adjourn tonight, the session coming to an end by 11m j itation of law. GOLD COMING TO U. S. REGULARLY NEW YORK, March 11.?In addition l to foreign lonns that have boon made this year and the repurchase of Amor j ican securities, it has been found ne cessary to Import gold in order to keep European exchange to the point that foreign trade is possible. Tho total gold engaged for import since January 1st now amoijnts to $15,550,000. Of this. $9,300,000 comes from Canada, $4,200,000 from the Par Blast. $1,000,000 from South America and $1,050,000 from London direct. IMMENSE GAINS IN MONEY FOR AMERICANS NEW YORK. March 11.?The Na tional City Bank, N. Y., estimates that with a trade balance of $400,000,000 in be expected for 1915 find that $100, CANADA'S KILLED TORONTO. Can., March 1L?A to first contingent had been killed up to March 1st. I PETROGRAD, March 11. ? A re grouping of the Gorman force# in Northern Poland and. the commence ment of a new attempt to pierce the Russian line# through Przanycz has been noted by the Russian general stat.'. This movement is being made v/lth considerably greater strength tfian was the recent operation in the di rection of Przanycz which terminated not only in local defeat for the Ger-j mans but In the general retirement of! all the German forces In the direction of their own frontier. The Russian forces In Northern Po land, and in Galicla continued to meet with successes. In the Carpathians German and Austrian attacks were re-i pulsed. HOLLAND MAY GET IN WAR. LONDON. Starch 11.?Rates of in-; suranct- against Holland's participation J in the war have taken a sudden jump.j Duo to semi-official reports hero that; the Dutch government is planning for; war with Germany and that the Ger-j are making preparations for j an aggrosr.lvo offensive against Hol-> land as soon as it joins the Allies. passing through Aix la Chappeile arc carrying soldiers to reinforce the fore-: cs now guarding the frontier between Belgium and Holland, and that the' Germans arc building bridges over thej Scheldt at Antwerp and Hobokenj across which heavy artillery can be; transported for action against the Dutch. Announcement was mado that no persons can leave England for Hol land without first securing a permit at tho home orrice. To get such a per-; mlt air applicants must give satisfac tory proof of their purpose and fur-! nlsh reference^ Officers Rejoin Regiments THE HAGUE, March 11?A1 Dutch officors on furlough have been ordered to rejoin their regiments, This action was taken after a conference between the foreign minister and Queen Wil holmina. GERMANS FIGURE ON TEN YEARS OF WAR: COPENHAGEN, March 11 ? That German officialdom is preparing for a ten years' war against Great Britain is said to bo proved. It Is stated that Germany has abandoned any iiopc of peaco with Great Britain, irrespective of what the other nations might do. It is believed that the war may bo one on the water and bo a war on commerce, If ?o, Germany will contin ue tho conflict with her submarines until Frauce and Russia shair have been disposed of, and then she will. build a navy larger than England's. GERMANS FEAR DANGER OF HUNGER WASHINGTON, March 11?Gorman Officials secretly admit grave appre hension over the developments in the German warfare against the English ally?hunger. Prussia Aids Sufferers. BERLIN, March 11.?The Prussian; Diet has unanimously accepted u. bill appropriating $25,000,000 as a subsidy to be used in alleviating tho suffer ings of persons affected by tho war. Restrict Use of Bread LONDON. March 11.?The London Chronicle reports that Germnny has appealed to all German children to eat one slice of bread Instead of the customary two for supper. German "Hunger" 1c Bluff LONDON, March 11.?Tho London Morning Post says the war-bread reg ulations in Germany are not due to scarcity, but the pretext to induce charitable Americans to feed the Bel ? people in tho portion of France now occupied by Germany. Already as a result n Franco-German conference has been hold in Berne. The German government is expected to Increase food, restrictions and Ibsuo meat and ' potatoes. [BRITISH BEATING I GERMANS BACK IN f LANDERS PARIS, March 11.?The War Office announced this evening that British ! troop3 have today captured more than a mile and one-half of German troncheB. The British nttacks extended for a long distance along the German front , in Flanders, and In each attack suc-j cesscB were gained. Tho losses were heavy. Improved weather conditions ls;i causing greater activity along the,, front in Belgium and France, and it j ( is believed that heavy blows and counter attacks may be expected. j 11 British Capture City ( "LONDON, March 11.?Under cover . of a heavy fire from French artillery British troops captured Neuve Chap pelle, north of Labasso yesterday, tak- ? lng 1,000 prisoners. , A Gorman attack in tlie Campagne ^ district was repulsed with heavy Iosb- 1 es. ( British Lose Collier. B13RLIN, March 11. ? A dispatch from Rotterdam says that the British collier Beethoven, hound from New castle to Gibraltar, was sunk yester day by coming in contact with a mine. Two of her crow were drown-: BRITAIN REFUSES PRIVILEGE TO SCANDINAVIANS; PARIS, March 11.?The Paris Temps, says it learns from a foreign office: source that the proposal of the Scan- ( dlnavian States that they be permit-: ted to use warships as convoys foi j merchant vessels sailing for English ports haB been refused by the British j, government. ; \ BRITISH LOSE 33 j, SHIPS IN FEBRUARY j ( LONDON, March 11.?British mor chant vessels lost in February num- ] bered 33, of an aggregate net tonnage ( or 34.859. with 97 lives, of which nine steamers, aggregating 12,389 tons, were sunk by German submarines, with a loss of six lives, and one of 2605 tons was sunk by a Gorman mine. i BOMBARDMENT OF DARDANELLES CONTINUES ( LONDON, March 11. ? The bom bardment of the Dardanelles forts has been continued, though most of the firing is being done by the 1' rench ( warships. i Fog has prevented the ? aviators ^ from discovering the extent of the damage executed. ( RUSSIA'S USE OF DARDANELLES GUARANTEED LONDON, March 11.?The Paris j Temps asserts says a dispatch recei'.- ; cd horc, that an agreement has been reached between France, Great Britain , and Russia regarding the future stat us of the Dardanelles, which will give , Russia free passage of the Straits. TURKS REINFORCING 1 DARDANELLES ARMY ATHENS, March 11.? Information 31 from Mltylenc and Tenedos is that more than 100.000 Turks have been ( posted along the coast of GaMpoH peninsula, near tho sea of Marmora, about 130 mites from Constantinople. SULTAN IS URGED TO CONCLUDE PEACE ATHENS, March 11.?According to reports from Constantinople, Prince . Sabah-Ed-Din has telegraphed the Sul tan. urging him to conclude peace with , the Allies quickly, in order to prevent , a catastrophe to Turkey. GERMANS SAY JAPS HELPED BRITISH FLEET, BERLIN, (via Amsterdam), March 1 tl --According to information received 'here the dofeat of tho German squad- , ron near the Falkland islands was ac compllshed by the combined efforts , of a Japanese and British squadron ; This is a new version, as credit had then been claimed by the British Ad- , mlralty for the nhips of Vice-Admiral Sturdee. . .j The Hanover Kourler has received,< from its correspondent at,Peking a. Japanese report of the battle. Panted; In a newspapor there to this of fee and giving tho main credit to thej; Japanoso. U. S. MAY DEMAND DAMAGES WASHINGTON, March 11. ? That the United States will make a de mand for the Immediate and full pay ment of damages by Germany to the Arthur Sewall and company, the own irs of the William P. Frye, and to the owners of her cargo for the loss of ship and freight Is understood here. The final disposition of the Prlnz Eltel Friedrich has not been deter mined upon. It is believed that the Ccrmans will ask -to dismantle her ind interne her until after the war. Washington, March Dealing with the William P. Frye case, the ad ministration will Insist that during :he negotiations that Its position is the same as that outlined In Its re lent note to Germany, which said: "If commanders of German war ships destroy American vessels it would be difficult to view the act in any other light than an In defensible violation of the neutral ity which would be very hard to reconcile. If such a deplorable situation arises the United States will be constrained to hold the imperial government to a strict accountability." SITUATION CRITICAL. It is admitted here that the situ ation growing out of the Frye case might become severely critical unless Sermany makes quick reparation. U. S. Investigating. WASHINGTON, March IX.?At the ^Vhite House this morning the follow ng statement wns Issued: "The President, when asked what ictlon will be taken with regard to :he sinking of the William P. Frye, replied: 'The most searchbts Inquiry ivill bo made, and whatever-action that may ho taken will" bo based upon the Indings of that inquiry/" American Crew Released. NEWPORT NEWS, Va.. March 11. ?The crew of the William P. Frye ivas released today and brought ishorc. The Prlnz Eitel Friedrich went into Irydock todny for repairs. Eltel Friedrich Sank Another American. WASHINGTON, March 11.?It was disclosed today that tho British steamship Charcas, which was sunk by the Prinz Eltel Friedrich. was an American-owned ship and on her way to New York to take an American reg ister when she was destroyed. British Chased German to Port. WASHINGTON, March 11. ? At least three British warships were in pursit of tho Prlnz Eltel Friedrich ivhcn she reached American waters. To the olll ers of one of tho sunken British ships, who were aboard tho Eltel Freidrlch, the commander of the latter said that. Judging from tho ixchangc of wireless communications between the British ships, one of them was within ten miles, another within 50 or 40 miles and a third within 50 miles when his ship reached the American three-mile limit, off the \ ir ginin capos. GERMAN WAR ZONE ORDER VIOLATES TREATY WASHINGTON, March 11. ? It is held here that the German war zone proclamation is an absoluto violation of Germany's treaty obligations to the United States, shown by the study Df a treaty of 1828 between tho Unit sd States and Prussia, which officials hnve had under consideration In con section with the preparation of pro tests to the German government. Al though this treaty was drawn between tho United States and Prussia,, tho German government two years ago presented a formal memorandum to the United States asserting that tho treaty was to bo considered in force today and as covering the entire Ger man Empire. Under the terms of the treaty American vessels should enjoy jn entiro freedom of the seas in trad ing with British ports. CALIFORNIA SHIPS 80,000 BOXES OF ORANGES DAILY SAN FRANCISCO, March 11 l-Cali fornia fruit growers are now shipping 80,000 boxes of oranges dally.