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Zapatistas take i
mexico city and
kill american
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+ MEXICO CITY. March 12.? *
Zapata's forces are In complete +
+ possession of the Mexican cap- ?{?
? Ital today. The occupation was + *
+ accomplished without material +'
?> resistance. The Carranzistas +
? retired yesterday afternoon on +1
? order from Gen. Carranza to
? Gen. Obregon. and the Zapistas ?>
+ entered the city. ?!?
+ Would Release Priests. ?
? .LOS ANGELES. March 12. *
+ ?Two thousand Mexicans +
+ stormed the National Palace to- +
? day to liberato 250 Catholic *
+ priests who are said to be im- <?'.
+ prisoned there according to a +
+ telegram received today. +
WASHINGTON. March 12. ? Word
was received here this morning that
John B. McManus, a prominent Amer
ican formerly of Chicago, was killed
by Zapatistas upon their re-entering
Mexico City. An American flag was
flying over McManus' residence when
It was attacked.
Through the Brazilian embassy word
was received by Secretary of State
V. ijliam J. Bryan today thct Gen.
Salazar, post commander for tho Za
patistas at Mexico City, had promised
the Brazilian Ambassador at that place
that he Wou*?i promptly punisn those
v?.ponsiblo for the murder ?>' John
2 McManus.
Gen. Salazat said that his informa
tion was that the murder of McManus
was an act for revence because he
had killed three Zapatistas when they
controlled the city previous to the
present occupation.
Carranza Refutes to Accept Responsi
WASHINGTON'. March 12. ? It is un
derstood thai the evacuation of Mex
ico City was ordered by Gen. Carran
za to escape the responsibility placed
upon bin yesterday by the United
States by the note of Secretary of
State William J. Bryan, who informed
hln- that the United States would hold *
him to a strict accountability for the
lives and property of Americans in
.Mexico City.
Must Keep Railroad Open.
.Mr. Bryan warned Gen. Carranza
this morning that notwithstanding the
evacuation of Mexico City the United
States will expect him to keep the
railroad between Vera Cruz aad the
capital open for traffic.
England Asks Carranza for An Ex
WASHINGTON. March 12. ? The
British government has asked Gen.
Carranza to explain why he seized the
British steamshljTWyvisbrook.
Carranza Favors Foreigners.
VERA CRUZ. March 12. ? General
Carranza has revoked that part of spe
cial decree_aEectiug foreigners. This
it is believed wili relieve business
The steamship Alameda, which is
due to arrive from the Westward at
5 p. m. will lake 100 cases of halibut
from the cold storage wharf and the
following named passengers have se-i
cured passage for Seattle: Mrs. M.
Magulre, L. H. Smith, G. D. Muggle
tonu, Paul W. Stolz. Mr. and Mrs. W.
S. Saunders. D. B. Femmer, Mrs. J.
A. Wilcox and children. W. L. George.
Mrs. Wanda Stolz, Mrs. J. F. Rowe,
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Bishop, Mrs. M.
Stroud. Alice Cox. Abel Kuhmonen, A.
Lewis, Robt. E. Crane. Herbert Evlson,
J. H. Hood. R. F. Lewis, and Fred
For Ketchikan?F. E. Parsons.
Mariposa Coming.
The Mariposa will be duo from tho
South between 7 p. m. and 8 p. m. this
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* Maximum?14. 4?
* Minimum?34. *
?fr Partly cloudy. *?)
+ * + ?>?>?*-> ? ?:>
Representative Arthur G. Shoup to
day introduced in the Houso of Repre
sentatives a joint memorial praying
that Congress confer the authority of
a full Territorial government upon the
people of Alaska. The memorial sets
forth many of the powers that have
been exercised by other Territories
and denied to. the people of Alaska
and specific limitations that havo been
placed upon the people of Alaska
through the Territorial organic act !
that were not imposed upon others.
It asks for the repeal of the limita
tions. and that Alaska be given all of
the powers that has been granted to
other American Territories.
Text of Memorial
The text of the Shoup memorial Is:
as follows:
To the Senate and House of Repre
senatlves of the United States of
America. In Congress assembled:
Your Memorialists, the Legislative
Assembly of the Territory of Alaska,
respectfully represcncr'That
L Whereas. The act of Congress j
approved April 24. 1912, entitled "An:
Act to create a Legislative Assembly
in the Territory of Alaska, to confer
legislative power thereon, and for oth
er purposes" withholds from the Ter-.
ritory of Alaska numerous privileges
and powers contained in tho organic;
acts of other American Territories,
among which are the following:
Authority of Territorial Governor
to pardon offenders against territorial
Authorization of a county form of
government.* except with the affirma
tive approval of Congress;
The appointment of election of min-!
or local officers, such as probate Judg
es. justices of tho peace, recorders^
constables, coroners and others;
Provision for a Territorial Supreme
A Territorial attorney or attorney-'
general is not provided for, and;
2. Whereas, Tho Alaska organic:
law contains the following direct and!
original restrictions, namely:
Authority is withheld from tho Al
aska Legislature to amend, alter mod-:
ify or repeal laws in force in Alaska;
relating to:
Tho game, fish, fur-seal and fur
bearing animals in Alaska;
The laws providing for the construc
tion and maintenance of roads.
The establishment and maintenance
of schools;
The care and support of insane
The regulation of taxes upon busi
nesses and trades in Alaska; or con
(Continued on page 6.)
$2,875 PAID TO
Immediately after the noon recess
in court today, when half of the Jury
to try the case had been seated, the
$25,000 damage suit brought against'
the Alaska Gastineau Mining company
by J. H. Cobb, administrator of the es
tate of Harry R. Hood, was suddenly
terminated, "a settlement for $2,875
having been made at noon by B. L.
Thane, for the company, and James A.
Hood, father of the deceased young
man. The procedure of allowing the
jurors to sign tho verdict, granting
the amount named, was followed, and
judgment was entered.
Mr. Hood leaves on tho Alameda to
night, for his home in Aberdeen,
Wash. .He expressed his satisfaction
at the settlement, and doclared that
had he personally known Mr. Thane,
I and had he been given an opportunity
to meet him sooner, the suit would
not have been filed.
I NEW, YORK, March 10.? Gerry
j Phllbrlck has been elected a governor
j of tho New York Consolidated Ex
j change.
1 R,
President Wilson will be urged by
the Alaska legislature to do all within
his power to see that preliminary con
struction work on the Federal railroad
starts this sunnnor. A press dispatch
which intimated that the work on the
road would be postponed, prompted
Senator O. P. Hubbard of Valdez to
introduce a resolution asking the
drawing up of a memorial to the Pros
After every member of the Senate
had lauded the plan of action, the res
olution was passed and President
Sutherland named Senators Hubbard,
Gaustad and Tanner to meet a com
mittee from the House and draw up
tho memorial.
The memorial win point out the Im
portance and advisability of railroad
construction during the present year,
to the extent of tho Congressional ap
propriation of $2,000,000 and the un
expended $600,000 of the old appropri
House Follows Suit.
The same resolution was Introduced
In the Houso by Mr. Driscoll', and
passed by unanimous vote. Speaker
Collins named Mr. Drlsco^Mr. Shoup
and Moran as members of the commit
tee to meet the: Senate committee and
draft tho memorial.
New Bllst In House.
Brttl.'"by mluosC' introduced a bill
to create a board or optometry, and
to regulate the practice 6f that pro
fession in Alaska. It was referred to
tho committee on public, health.
H. J. M, 3, by Mr. Shoup, for a full,'
form of "homo rule," was introduced,!
and referred to the committee on thei
judiciary and Federal relations.
Bills Are Favored.
The following committee reports
wore made:
By the judiciary. H. B. 12. amend
atory to lien law: thdt It do pass.
By the judiciary, H. B. 18, pertain
By tho etcctlon laws committee, H. 1
B. 1. providing form of ballot and elec
tions, favorably reported with slight
Endorse Legal Counsel.
H. J. Resolution 2. by tho ways nnd
means comm.ttec, providing the ap
pointment by the Governor, of legal'
counsel for the legislature. was en
dorsed and re-committed to the .judl- j
clary committee, by motion.
WASHINGTON. March 12.?It has
been announced that the engineering'
report on the Aalska railroad routes [
will not be mado public until the ;
President transmits it to Congress j
when that body convenes again.
A further announcement In connec
tion with the railroad situation is ex
pected soon ? probably today or to
It was stated by an official who re
fused to be quoted that the govern
jmcnt may build a railroad from Ship
; creek to the Matanuska coal fields
this year, and leave the matter of the
final selection of the route for the
through line from tho coast to the
Interior for a future time when the
; conditions which now seem to be
stopping the decision that it was hoped
that the President would make at onc>
are removed.
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4- WASHINGTON. March 12. ? *
* Secretary of tho Interior Frank- ?
*> lin K. Lane, discussing the ?
4- work performed by Congress, v
; ? said that the legislation provld- 4*
? ing for railroad construction in <?
: * Alaska and tho opening of the ?>
4* Alaska coal fields will rank in 4
? importance with that of the 4
4* construction of the Panama 4?
? ? ?
BOSTON. March 12.?Tho Chase
mills of the American Woolen Corn
hands, has begun on full-time capacity
schedule, with prospects of steady em
ployment for months.
hull will bo opened to receive the pa
trons or the Juneau public schools
who are interested in the work being
done in the schools thir, year. This is
large Attendance Is ? ?.pected.
grades and In all departments. Thoi
Illustrated booklet pictures the full
Arctic Circle. There uro also a wide
range of sewing cards, picture animars
compositions, arithmetic quizes, some
well done basketry-nude of raffia and
interesting little booklets entitled
"The House in Which I Live," decor
crossboncs and containing a discus-j
have been cut frW.ta&d from bits of
paper on which inlc :ias been spread, i
This work ahown a Tather unusual
and illustrated throughout with very
cleverly done silhouettes -of the main
(Continued on Pago 6.)
Two now biHs were introduced In
the Senate today by Senator Millard,
of. the Third division.
S. B. 19 isv?n act providing tor the
designation by number, of mining lo
cations, affidavits of annual assess
ment work thereon, and the transfer
thereof, In the Territory of Alaska.
The bin was referred to the mining
S. B. 18 Is to provide ? for tho ap
pointment of guardians of persons who
have disappeared in Alaska. Tho bill
wub referred to tho Judiciary cpmmlt
$10 Bounty Urged.
Tho Sulzer bill providing a bounty
on wolves, was favorably reported to
the Territorial Senate today, amend
ed however to fix the bounty of $10
for each wolf, and eliminating the
hair seal from tho provisions of tho
act. Tho amendments are those
agreed upon by both tho fisheries and
finance committees. The biir was
placed on tho daily die.
Chairman.Sulzer, of the rules com-,
ralttee, submitted a report on tho
date on which the introduction of bills
amendment extending the time limit!
from the fortieth to tho forty-fifth
Tho banking committee, Senator
Sulzer chairman, recommended that
S. B. 4, relating to school and munici
pal taxes, do pass.
? ? ? ,
NE WYORK, March 12.?The Du
Pont Powder Co. announced today
ceived from the belligerent powers of
Europe covering a period for delivery
of throe years that it will warrant a
great extension of the manufacturing
plants of the company.
The plans of the company contem
plate building several new plants that
will increase) tho producing capacity!
of the company to double or moro its
prosont output.
T. Coleman Dupont's stock in the Du
pont Rowder Company, is ,$14,300,000.
This money iB furnished by the Bank-:
era" Tru3t Company and is to bo or
ganized to hoTd this and other blocka
LONDON, March 12. ? A sweeping
advance of British and Indian troops
In their operations around Ncuve
Chappelfo In the direction of the
strong German position at Labaqse,
which Is still under way, is regarded
as the commencement of active oper
ations on the left v/ing of the Allies
in the western theatre of war.
The thrust is likely to be followed,
It Is believed, by other Important of
fensive thrusts at tho German lines
and is preiimlnray to a general ad
vance In early spring that already Is
breaking In France.
Parle March 12.?In Belgium today)
two Belgian divisions advanced 500
meters In the vicinity of Nicuport.
Germany Loses Twelve Submarines.
LONDON. March J?.?It waa learn-!
od here .yesterday evening that so-j
cret Information had been sent from
Cruxhaven to Berlin that 12 German)
submarines have failed to return toi
the base of their operations. It la
believed that they have been lost,
either as victims of British attacks or '
Tho publication of the new# of the,
loas.of so many of th<- submarines has.
caused a relaxation of the tension on
nccount of the Gcrtnan blockade, and)
there is now a feeling of greater se
The bombardment of the inner forti
fications of the Dardanelles continues
in progress today.
Observers for the government ad
mit that generally speaking the fire!
from the British warships has been)
well directed, though at times it hasj
been inefficacious. Tho Turkish fire
has been more accurate, and frequent- '
fy causing the attacking warships to j
After deliberating for eleven hours.1
the jury which tried the Colich $20,
000 damago suit against the Alaska i
Gastlncau Mining Company, returned
a verdict In favor of tho company. A
soaled verdict was brought in by the
jury at 3 o'clock this morning, and
was announced at 20 o'clock, when
court re-convened. A. M. White was
Colich, according to tho evidenco in
troduced at the trial for damages, was
working for the Alaska Gastlncau
Mining company, as drltlmnn In what
in called tho "Joyce tunnel." On Aug.
27th, 1923, while so engaged, ho was
injured by falling rock, to the extent
that one Teg is now an inch and a
half shorter than the" othor and ho
is permanently disabled, he claimed.
The ground on which the plaintiff
based his claim wns. that the tunnel
in which he was injured should have
had unothcr sot of timbers, and that
the negligence of tho company's fore
man in not having it done resulted in
his bolng crippled.
The defense set up that Collcn was
a shift boss, .and as such should have
attended to tho timbering himself;
that he was getting more wages than
the mon who worked with him by.rea
son of his boing boss. They further
introduced evidence for the purpose
of showing that Colich had signed a
roceipt releasing the company from
The Jury sitting in the case were
ltobt. McKIem, Leo Dc.Mytt, John Gud
dart, T. J. ?>IcCaul, James Fay, J. C.
M. White, Julius Jaeger, Matt FInne
gan and Wni. Steinbeck.
Proofs of labor wore filed'yesterday
In tho'cbmmissioner's court by tho Al
aska Gastlncau Mining company for
7 local claims in the Alma group.
Proof of labor was filed today for
six mining claims by Gunnison & Rob
BERLIN, March 12. ? The German
drive In Northern Poland advanced to
day within two-and-a-half miles of
Przanysz. The gain was the result of
furious fighting in which the losses
1 on both sides were severe.
Russians Calfm to Hold Own. ;3
LONDON, March 12.?A(1vIccb from (
Petrograd lndicato that the great bat- (
tlo that began early In the week there ,
is still In progress, but that the Ger- ]
matiB wlir bo unable to advance far. i
The fighting is obstinate at various j
points between the Niemon and the |
Vistula rivers, but the Russians are
holding their ground at all points. j
The Russians continue to hold the
paeses in the Carpathian mountains, jj
and experience little 'difficulty in beat-!<
ing back the Austrian assaults.
Minor Russian victories are report- (
ed in the vicinity of Gorlicc for yes- ]
torday and today. ! |
Aviators Continue Active.
PETROGRAD, March*!*; - A bom
bardment of the fortifications of Osso
wetz by German aviators occurred last ,
night. Little damage was done. The ]
aviators of both armies havo been busy ;
during the last two or three days, but;,
without important results.
Austrian Report Rosy. t
BERLIN, March 12.?Advices from I.
Austria say that thd Austrian forces
continue to hold ground gained in Ga- ?
licfa and Bukowina. Most of the Au-t
strlan positions are regarded as safe
from the Russian movement.
NEW YORK, March 12.?Mrsi John 1
D. Rockefeller died hero this morning, U
the result of old age. i
While Mrs. Rockefeller has been i
feeble for a long time, lior death was
unexpected. Her husband and son i
were absent from the city In Florida l
when the end came, and wore not in- I
formed of her dangerous condition I
until they were notified by telegram 1
of her death. (
Father and Son Speed Homeward. 1
NEW YORK, March 12.?John D.
Rockefellor and John D." Rockefeller,
jr., both of whom are in Florida, left
for home immediately after receiving :
news of the death of Mrs. Rockefeller.!*
They are now speeding northward. \
OLYMIMA, March 12.?The Wash
ington legislature last night passed tho
bill requiring "Jitney" bus operators
to give bonds the sum of $2,500
for each bus operated, over the hoad
of a veto from Gov. Ernest Lister. I
Legislature Adjourned.
Tho legislature adjourned early this j
NEW YORK, March 12.?The Harry j
K. Thaw case may go to the jury be-!
fore adjournment of the supremo
court today.
BOSTON. Mass., March 12.?The
United Fruit steamers plying between
Boston and the tropip. will hereafter
carry sugar,11 .thus reifdjlng tho short
age of tonnage in sugar".carrying trade
NEW YORK, March 12. ? Alaska
G.old closed yesterday at,30&: Utah
Copper at 53J,?.
Alaska Gold closed today at the
high wator price of 31%; Utah Cop
per, 52.
AMSTERDAM, March 12? Dispatch
eo recolved today from Berlin say that
the German government admits frank
ly that the sinking of the American
ship William P. Frye by the Prinz
Eitel Frledrlch was entirely unjustl
ablo by any law of the nations. It
Is accounted for as the unwarranted
action of an over-zealous and excitable
naval captain. He Is charged as be
ing wholly responsible for the affair.
WASHINGTON, March 12. ? The
American government has not asked
Scrmany for an apology or made any
demands on account of the sinking
ot the William P. Frye, but a com
plete statement of the case has been
forwarded. It lias been felt from the
beginning that Germany will volun
tarily make amends.
London Sees No Trouble.
LONDON, March 12.?London news
papers and . military experts discount
the likelihood of troublo between the
United States and Germany over the
jinking of the American ship William
P. Frye. They regard the caso as so
lagrant that Gorinany will make Im
mediate reparation.
Eitel Frledrlch-to be Intcrner..
WASHINGTON, March 12.?Confl
lontlnl reports here are that the Prinz
Eitel Frledrlch wll lbe Interned at
Newport News, Va? until after the
British warships are said to be wait
ng ofT the Virginia capes to engage
ho Prinz Eitel whenever she should
vi.?f . f r\ con
PUT ROOK AD, March 12.?The gen
irul retreat of German armies in the
s'orth Poland region is predolctcd. It
s asHerteil that the Russian advance
n the Przasnysz region has cut
;brough tho German front from the
- men to the Vistula and that tho
tussians are proceeding steadily to
vard the East Prussian frontier, thus
nonaclng tho Germans along the Nio
unn-Bohr-Nnrew front.
These Gorman forces have succed
;d in bringing heavy artillery up bo
ore the fortress of Osaowlec. While
his is a pivotal point in tho Russian
inc. the war office attaches profess
10 anxiety. They claim that with tho
3ermnu3 retreating In the Prozasnysz
region, those before Ossowiec will bo
unable to hold their positions.
Admit Russian Strength
BERLIN, (via Amesterdam)?Mar.
12.?While it Is admitted that the Rus
dunse in Poland, reinforced on the
line to which they retreated after be
ing defeated In East Prussia, are ob
stinately resisting tho German advance
dispatches today assert that tho oper
ation's arc proceeding in a manner
satisfactory to Von Hlndcnburg.
. -a ? c
LONDON, March 12.?Dispatches re
ceived today from Yokohama say that
an expeditionary force of Japanese
troops was hastily placed on trans
ports today and dispatched to Man
churia. Little information has been
glveni out by the Japanese as to the
purpose of the movement.
Dispatches from Tokyo state that
the expedition is merely precaution
SEATTLE. March 12.?The habeas
corpus case in behalf of CapL A. E.
LeBalllstor, charged with forging the
namo of F. White, second officer of
the steamer Robert Kerr to a salary
check at Fairbanks, has been post
poned until June 1. Capt. LeBalllster
furnished bonds for $3,000.
BERLIN, March 12.? It was an
nounced last night than an English
aviator dropped seven bombs on the
town of Menin, killing seven Belgians;
and wounding ten.

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