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BIG BATTLE
EXPECTED
IN MEXICO
EL PASO. Tci.. March 23.?One ofj
the greatest battles In the hostory o:
Mexico Is Imminent between the
forces of Gen. Villa and Gen. Carran
za which are massing on the north
coast of Mexico.
Gen. Villa has an army that Is now
estimated at 50.000 men that is clos
ing in on Tamplco and other places
which are in control of Gen. Carran
za's followers.
Mexico To Pay For McManus. I
WASHINGTON. March 23.?Secre
tary of State William J. Bryan an
nounced this morning that Gen. Za
pata and Gen. Salazar have expressed
regret for the killing of John B. Mc
Manus. and that they are arranging
for the payment of an indemnity to
his family. It also was said that
the murderers will be promptly pun
ished for the crimo they committed.
Gen. Villa Apologizes.
WASHINGTON. March 23?Through
the Brazilian minister Gen. Villa has
apologized to the United States for
the murder of John B. McManus.
DELEGATE WICKERSHAM
GUEST AT LUNCHEON
SEATTLE. March 23. ? Relegate
" James Wlckersham. of Alaska, was
the guest of honor at a dinner of the
Alaska Bureau of the Seattle Cham
ber of Commerce yesterday. He said
that Alaskans are united in the effort
to boost Alaska. Ho praised the Pres
ident and Secretary of the Interior,
and gave Gov. J. F. A. Strong and the
Alaska legislature credit for turning
the tide in favor of the school lands!
bill
? >
NEW YORK BUSINESS MAN
KILLS HIS WIFE AND SELF
SEW YORK. March 23. ? Howard
Bocock. treasurer of the Astor Trust
company and prominent In New York
society, shot and killed his wife yes
terday as she was playing the piano
in their home for his entertainment.
He then committed suicide.
GERMANS BOMBARD
RHEIMS AGAIN
PARIS. March 23.?The war office
announced this morning that Germans
are again bombarding Rheims after
a cessation of hostilities in that vi
cinity for many weeks.
Aviators dropped bombs into that
city last night killing three citizens.
The Allies are holding their own.
ARTILLERY FIRE DRIVES
GERMAN TROOPS INSANE
i^)NDON. March 23.?Information
has been received here that 300 Ger
man soldiers, driven Insane from the
British artillery Are at the Battle of
Neuvo Chapelle have been removed
by the German authorities to an in
sane asylum at Aix la Chapelle.
MEDITERRANEAN STORM
KILLS 300 PASSENGERS
MADRID, March 23.?Three hun
dred dock laborers at Algeciras, who
woro passengers on four merchant
ships that were destroyed by a storm
yesterday in the Mediterranean, were
drowned.
BRITAIN ADDS TO
LIST OF CONTRABAND
? *
LONDON, 31 area zs.?uusciai an
nouncement has been published in
the Gazette that raw wool, wool tops,
woolen and worsted yarns had been
added to the list on contraband, as
another step In England's retalllatlon
against the German submarine war.
Also copper. Iodine, tin, tin ore. skins
of various cattle, tea, castor oil, par
afino wax, ammonia and' its salts,
urea and an aline and their compounds.
Empire want ads. get results
? +
? WEATHER TODAY ?
+?+?+*??* + + *
+ Maximum?50. ->
? Minimum?32. +
+ CLEAR- +
MINING DEAL
! ENTHUSES ALL
JUNEAU PEOPLE
News of New York capitalists' 54,
000,000 subscription to stock in the
Alaska-Juneau mine, linked with the
statement of Col. Daniel C. Jackling,
| of the Gastineau property, that the
Thane project will reach maturity by
midsummer, has combined in present
ing to Juneau and Southeastern Al
aska a picture that tells its owu story
>n regard to the future of this see
In mining, business and engineer
ing circles since Tho Empire llrst pub
i Ushcd details of the plans of the twin
has been slowly creeping to tho sur
i face has emerged and visions of a
I long period of prosperity and good
times for the capital city aro today
brighter than for many months.
Mr. Bradle/s Flans.
President Bradloy's plans call for
[ the installation of ore-reducing stamps
; and roils to produce three times the
; millage of the great Treadwell plant
across the channel. The financial
question having been solved, no fur
ther obstacles in launching the com
mencement of work are expected. It
is believed the preliminary program
of devclopemnt will go into effect at
once, to be redoubled upon the arrlv
al of President Bradley from San
i Francisco.
'l'tte rise or r reuenc vv. nrnuiey 10
a position of preeminence in the min
ing and duancial world has been
steady. Ho received his hard knocks
at the nunim; same o:i the .Mother,
[Lode'in California. Todny he is W&I
of the famous Treadwell, the Bunker
Hill & Sullivan property in Idaho
and has other extensive mining inter
i the presidency of the Treadweli com
pany upon the death of H. H. Tayolr
in San Francisco over two years ago.
He has made many-trips to Alaska;
since he became the governing spir
it of the Treadwell.
AMERICAN URGES GERMANY
TO MOVE FOR PEACE
??
COPENHAGEN. March 23.?Col. E.
; M. House, a personal friend of Presi
dent Woodrow Wilson, who arrived
at Berlin the other day Is bolieved to
be urging Germany to make a move
| for peace before the beginning of the
' Spring campaigns. It ts said that
i the President fears that if peace ne
gotiations are not begun before the
beginning of the Spring campaign,
that the war will be carried to such
extremities that peace will be im
possible until the belligerent nations
shall havo become exhausted.
GREECE WILL NOT
GO INTO THE WAR
ATHENS, March 23.?"Wo conceive
of no emergency now that can force
us to enter the v.-ar,. Greece is at
peace with her neighbors, and wishes
to remain so. There will be no change
in her foreign policy," said Greece's
aew Prime minister.
With taho chamber of deputies ad
journed for 30 days by Royal decree.
King Constantino is now in supreme
control. He has ordered the authori
ties to prevent all war demonstra
tions on the ground that they might
tonH fn oomnlloatlons of an unDleas
ant nature.
VERMONT MIGHT BECOME
DRY AS IN DAYS OF OLD
MONTPELIER, VL, March 23. ?
The law passed by the present Legls
I laturo gives the voters of Vermont an
early opportunity to decide whether
or not the State shall go prohibition
again. The vote will be taken at the
1916 municipal elections. Vermont
had prohibition for 60 years, then 12
years ago, 1903, it went wet after a
State-wide campaign.
"MINE REPEAL"
STORY WRONG
A reportorial error yesterday was
responsible for the published state
ment that the Millard Senate Bill 23
had asked the repeal of the entire law
providing the appointment of a Ter
ritorial mining inspector for Alaska.
The Millard bill asks the repeal of
Section 8. and adds several sectipns to
G. A. Baldwin of the B. & 3. bil
liard parlor, is leaving tonight on the
Georgia for his pile camp at Killis
noo.
present:
Wliil? the Senate was hoarlng the
judiciary committee's recommendation
that the tour attorney general meas
I urcs be made a special order of bus
iness, for consideration by the com
mittee of the whole Thursday morn
ing, the House today passed to Its
third reading tho momorlaf asking
Congress for $125,000 for native hos
pitals in Alaska, heard tho second
reading of tho uniform 8-hour mining
law and after some discussion as to
the chances of tho Territory being
able to pay the wolf bounties, shunted
the Sulzer bill over to a new place on
Two new bills were Introduced in
the House, one, by Mr. Held., to pun
by Mr. Heckman, to amend the bank
; made a special order for tomorrow at
When the Shoup native hospital
resolution was read Mr. Snow want
od to amend it by Inserting a clause
: to give white men, also, the benefits
i said that "something was wofully
wrong in the Indian relief system in
; Alaska," and said that his purpose in
~ V?f?,,? *k/> ntiAeHAn
amenuing ww vuun uc iiu^uvo
squarely bofqre tho Jrlouse.
Tho. House indicated it wanted itn
inadequacy of the present government
medical force in Alaska were made by:
and Mr. Shoup.
Three New Senate Bills.
Three new bills were introduced,:
as follows:
Senate Bill No. 25, by Senator Gnu-!
stad. entitled, "An Act authorizing;
municipalities to grant franchise to
public service corporations." Re- ?
banking; corporations (including mu
1 tiiclpalK
Senate Bill No: 26. by Senator Aid-!
rich, entitled. "An Act to regulate,
the collection of medical and hospital:
fees by an employer from an ern-.
ployee." Referred to committee on
Senato BUI No. 27, by Senator
Hubbard, entitled, "An Act to author
ize the organization, operation and
management of Trust companies in
the Territory of Alaska." Referred to
committee on banks and banking,
. etc.
The Senate passed H. B. 24, appro
' in the office of the cx-officlo registrar
? of vital statistics.
Tho Senate received the Driscoll
. election bill, which was read by title ]
and referred to the olection commlt
i tee, heard the readiug of Mr. Shoup's
funds to meet, expenses of the Pio
neers' Home, favorably reported for
i passage, with amendments^ the fisher
ies memorial and adopted' the report
of the judiciary committee7 on its rec-:
ommendatlons for a whore committee
to take up the attornoy general and
legal counsel measures, of which there
iare four.
Mining Bill Up.
The genral 8-hour-day-in-mincs bill,1
Introduced for the purposo of applying
tho short working day to rock quar
of open cut, placer and metalliferous
? cusslon. Mr. Hold moved to taMc tho
measure, for a general hearing tomor
, row night, arguing thai the bill
should make provision for "Glory
|Holo" .work, by so. stating. The mo
tion was lost and two amendments,
affecting employment in stamp and
roller mills "as applied to metallifer
ous mining," and another reiterating
the reference to "open-cut" mining,
were passed. Tho bill went to the en
! grossment committee.
After Representatives Noon and
Snow had proposed an amendment to
ty moneys paid by tho Territory dur
: Sboup was permitted to wlflidraw nn
amendment regarding payment of the
shape as it camo from the Senate.
The hill will await the disposition of
the appropriation and revenue meas
ures, upon which its enforcement
That the time has arrived when the
Territory or Alaska should provide
the ? machinery and fund:; for the -pur
pose of carrying on "road work In Al
aska, fint in conjuction with the board
out Its assistance at ail, is recommend
ed by Col. W. P. Richardson, for ten
years .head of the board or road com
The recommendations of Col. Rich
ardson were conveyed in a lotter to
Gov. J. P. A. Strong, and transmitted
to the legislature today, and, In brief,
ka.
3. That tho legislature memorial
prlatlon for military -and post roads,
bridges and trails In Alaska, pointing
out that legislature is doing Its share.
?1. Protection for roads, bridges
and trails through the Territory, kk
meet situation In Alnskn.
WILSON TO HOLD
BLOCKADE UNLAWFUL
WASHINGTON. Marcli 23. ? It k
understood that the identical note of
President Woodrow Wilson, which
France, will urge objections against
the blockade against- Germany on the
ground that there is no precedent in
the history of international affairs
for such a declaration, and that there
is no basis for it in law.
The note will, it is said, cover the
whole situation, setting forth tho ar
guments and precedents to sustain the
position of the United States. It is
strong language.
NOTHING- NEW IN
JAP-CHINA GAME
WASHINGTON, March 23.?Presi
dent Woodrow Wilson said to callers
today that the only definite thing
that could be said at this time about
'he Japanese and Chincso situation is
that tho United States has addressed
an Inquiry to Japan concerning her
demands on China, requesting that a
full statement be made concerning
The American noto also cxprcssod
displeasure at some of tho demands
that tho Japanese government had ad
mitted making In the first statoment
to the United States.
NORTHWESTERN
BACK ON RUN
SEATTLE, March 23.?The North
western wilt resume her run to Alas
ka at once, sailing tomorrow night
on her first trip since being repaired.
This will give the Alaska Steamship
company a threo days' service to
Southeastern Alaska and a six days'
service to the Westward.
Tho following have booked for pas
sage on tho Northwestern for Juneau:
H. W. Pohlman ,Theo. Colo, Mrs. W.
F. Brandenberg, Mrs. J. W. Juno, A.
B. Dodd and wife, C. S. Jordan, Jack
Dalton and wife, Frank Korkornon
and.wife, 0. P. Rbgers and wife, Mrs.
Klegman, two chlldron, nnd ton sec
ond class.
PROSECUTOR TO FIGHT
MUELLER CASE TO END
SEATTLE, March 23.?Prosecuting
Attorney Alfred Lundin has refused to
drop the prosecution of Wilhelm Muel
ler, the German consul at this place,
in the State courts.
Ambassador Protests.
WASHINGTON, March 23. ? Tho
?German Ambassador conferred today
: consular treaty.
RIFTYJSIX DEAD IN
BRITANIA SLIDE
VANCOUVER. B. C., March 23. ?
The estimated number of dead as a
mine, Howe sound, is 56. Two others
wore wounded.
Everybody rcada Empire "ads."
BERLIN, ? via Overseas Newr.
Agency, March 23.?It wao announced
at the war office today that the Fran-;
co-British fleet has lost five warships,
sunk and 2,000 men in tho operations
at Dardanelles. The announcement'
continues that apparently tho Impos
sibility of the task of passing through]
the strait Is realized because the at-;
tacks on the Innor forts have been
abandoned.
WIND 8TOF ?-.{ 8TOP8 ATTACKS. J
Paris. March 23.?A heavy gale Is
sweeping through the Dardanelles,
and the ships of the allied fleot have
been compelled to rmain at anchor
, "IS
LAND ATTACK PROBABLE.
London, March 23.?It Is suspected
; that tho silence of the Dardanelles
|fleet for the last two days is account-!
cd for by extensive preparation# for
a land attack to act In conjunction;
I with tho operations of the fleet
| GALICIA AND POLAND
SUFFER FROM WAR;
; BERLIN. March 23.?Tho people of
Poland and Gallcla have !>uffercd:
worse than thoso of any other sections;
on account of the war, according to
jthe war oIBco. It Is estimated that]
the loss to the two provinces amounts (
to 5,000,000,000 marks. Tho Russians
have taken 1,300,000 head of horses:
and cattle and an the grain and pro
; visions from Gallcla.
POLISH MEN AND
WOMEN HELPED CZAR
LONDON, March 23. ? A Petrograd
special says the dispositions of Grand
. Dulco Nicholas for entrapping Cer
mnnr, In (their advance?upon the
Nelman-Bahr-Narow line wore kept
j so secret that the enemy in spito or
all their systems of spies, came on
In painful ignoranco of what awaitod
them. The last remaining inhabitants
turned out en masse with muzzle
loaders, scythes and hayforks and
constituted themselves volunteor pa
trolmen of roads and forests, "Wo
men rivalled men in service. Tim
Grand Duko was highly gratifled to
witness a party of village women with
some German prisoners, whom they
had captured and bound.
CARPATHIAN ATTACKS
OF SECONDARY IMPORTANCE
PETROGRAD, March 23.?The war
office cnys:
"Austrian attacks in the Carpathian
region are regarded as being of sec
ondary importance in the Eastern
| theatre of war. Tbo enemy is staking
everything on the Russo-PruBsian fron
tier, so far as can be gathered. Al
lenstcin and Ostcrodc arc tho con
tore at which the German troops from
Thorn and Grondo are concentrating
only sufficient forces to cover a pos
sible retreat to tho Mazurlan lako
ITALY PREPARING
FOR MOBILIZATION
ROME, March 23. ? A' movement
has boon laauguratcd to prepare an
organization that will have for Its
purpose the working out of plans to
put womon in tho Industries and com
merce and on tho farms to perform
tho work that will have to be done If
there should be a goneral mobiliza
tion of tho people for war.
Tho impression prevails In business
circles that Italy will bo unab'.e to
koop out of tho war with tho coming
of spring. Tho restrictions upon neu
tral commerce are adding to the fuel
that keeps the war sentiment bailing.
Italy Is greatly annoyed by tho con
stant smuggling of war material
ALASKA WHALER GOES
TO ATLANTIC OCEAN
Sea Product1- company today told to a
Boston syndicate, to operato In the
Transatlantic trade, the steamship Ad
mlralen, formerly used as a whaler
from Akutan.
AMERICANS
j GET $600,000
EROM BRITISH j
LONDON, March 23.?The British
[prizo court has directed that $600,-i
; 000 be paid to American shippers bh ;
remuneration for flour and wheat!
seized by the British government and
for damages resulting from the sol
! zure.
It was announced at the time the
paymonts were ordered that other
cases will be decided as fast as the
circumstances can be looked into,
and that full reparation will be made
in every case.
Allien Constantly Gain.
PARIS, March 23.?The Allies are;
continuing to make minor gains In
the trench war in Northern France,1
and In Belgium. The advance is slow l
and laborious, but dogged and dc-1
Ccrmlned. For more than a weok i
each day has seen some gains.
Aviators Bombard Ostend.
BERLIN, March 23.?British avin
tors threw bombs on Ostend last
night without doing any damage to
the German military establishment,
though several Belgian civilians were
killed.
? ? ?
GERMANY MAY TRP
TO TAKE CALAIS
AMSTERDAM. March 23. ? Strong
precautions are being taken by the
German military authorities to pre
vent any attemtpt of the British to
force a landing upon the Belgian -sea'
coast Heavy German reinforcements
arc arriving at Bruges and this leads!
i to the belief that the invaders are
getting ready for another great ef-:
fort to cut their way through toward
Calais.
A dispatch from Sluis says that the j
garrisons alt along the North Sea ?
| coast arc being strengthened. The
garrison of Knocko has been Increas
' ed and that of Hoys has been augir1
|mented from 4.000 to 5,000 men. Thcj
i troops are being billeted In private
! houses.
German troops who have been en-,
gaged in constructing earthworks
along the coast line and tho Dutch
border have received orders to pre-!
pare to go to the front tho middle of
tho month.
I ?
GERMAN PIGS BILLETTED
ON PEOPLE OF BELGIUM
i BRUSSELS, March 23.?The Ger-:
; mans havo bilfetted 1,000,000 pigs on
; tho civilian population of Belgium.
!Tho order has been made that tho
civilians of the country must feed and
care for tho swine, and that all must
perform his share of tho sendee with
out distinction as to class or wealth.
BRIDGE DYNAMITER TO
BE TRIED IN BOSTON
?
BOSTON. March 23.?Werner Van;
Horn, who admited dynamiting the;
Canadian Pacific brldgo across the St.
Croix river, arrived here in charge of
United States deputy marchalu. Ho!
will bo tried hero in the Federal)
Court on a criminal charge.
AUSTRIA FRUSTRATES j
TREASONABLE PLOT
PARIS, March 23. ? The Geneva, |
(Switzerland) Tribune assorts the
Austro-Hungarian military police have
discovered and thwarted n vast plot
among reserve officers against the
superior command of the Austro-Hun
garian army, which had for its ob
ject the stopping of the war against
Russia and eventually against vRou
mania. Tho officers, all of Slavonian
nationality, distributed pamphlets to
all the soldiers preaching a revolt. On
last Saturday strong Czech and Ron
manlan-born contingents were about
to be sent into Eastern Galtcia when
the pamphlets wore discovered in the
possession of the troops.
Tho general staff decided to exe
cute fivo officers and numerous pri
vates but men of the appointed firing;
squad turned their rifros against tahe
colonel and oipcftjh, killing them in
stantly. This happened in Bohemia.!
Similar incidents.arc reported through
out Transylvania".
It is reported that officers implicat
ied in tho alleged-plot to stop tho war
belong to a republican organization
formed with the object of transform
ing the Austro-Hungarian monarchy
into a confederation of self-governing
States.
? i
RUSSIANS
; MOVING ON
AUSTRIANS
?
PETPOGRAD, Marhc 23.?Inspired
by the fall of Przemysl, Russia Is
throwing an army of 500,000 men
against the Germans and Austrlans In
Bukowina and toward the Roumanian
frontier.
Dispatcheo to the war office from
the Iront state that a gigantic Russian
movement Is in progress along the
line from Oukla pass to the Rouman
Ian border, and that hordes of Slavs
are driving southward through the
Carpathian passes. The invading
forces are expected to overwhelm the
Austrian forces in Hungary, and to
place that country at the mercy of
Russia.
TIDE TURNING AGAINST GER
MANS.
The Russian government believes
that the tide has turned finally strong
ly In fjvor of Russia In the war in
the East. With the enemy's forces ?
beaten in North Poland, helpless to
stay the tide that Is flowing south
ward in Bukowina and through the
Carpathlanc, gradually being forced
backward tdward Cracow In Western
Galicia. and unable to make any
gains in Central Poland, the end of
Germany'c offensive movement seems
to be definitely settled.
Fighting continues with great fe
rocity throughout Poland, and In West
ern Galicia Russia is preparing for
an advance toward Cracow.
Last Days of PrzemysI.
PETROGRAD, March 23. ? Events
which preceded the final desperate
sortie of the beleagured garrison at
Prr.emysl, which was designed to
break through the encircling ring of
Russian troops are described in an
official communication which was is
sued here this morning.
Tho statement was preceded by one
issued last nlsht which says that the
Russians captured nine Austrian gen
erals, 300 other officers and more than
50,000 troops. Many large guns, hun
dreds of field pieces, thousands of
stands of small arms, great quantities
of ammunition and other stores and
supplies.
The statement describing the events
leading up to the surrender. The
statement says:
"During the Inst days before the
final sortie from Przemysl the garri
son received increased rations. Each
soldier was issued biscuits for five
days, warm clothing, new boots and
increased allowances. The officers
wore Instructed to explain to the
troops that if they returned to the
fortress an inglorious fate awaited
them, consequently they must pierce
the Russian front at any cost.
"After this preparation, more than
20,000 troops were selected and order
ed to participate in the sortie. How- '
ever, several units refused to move
despite the urgings of the command
ers.
"Finally only the Twenty-third Hon
ved division and some parts of tho
Eighty-fflth Eandwehr and the Fourth
Hussars took an active par). In the at
tack. They were promptly and de
cisively defeated.
"The surrender followed."
Berlin Honors Defenders.
BERLIN.- March 23.?The press of
the German capital unite in paying trl- <
bute to the dcefnders of Przomysl,
whom, it Is declared that only hunger
could subdue. At the same time there
Is no nttcmpl on the part of the press
or the military authorities to make
light of the importance of the de
Road to Hungary Now Open.
PETROGRAD, March 23.?The Rus
sian press today agrees that the great
est importance must be attached to
the fall of Przemysl, and says that
there wilt now be an early advance
i into Hungary.
! The Novo Vremya says there is
! nothing to prevent the Russian armies
from proceeding directly through the
i Uzsolc and Lukkow passes.
? * >
MOHAMMEDANS MURDERING
CHRISIANS IN PERSIA
NEW YORK. March 23.?Reports
I of the murdering and plundering of
I Christians in northern Persia are con
talned in dispatches from Tiflis,

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