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THE DEATH GRAPPLE
IN NORTHERN FRANCE From Cincinnati Enquirer A recent visitor to the battle linos j in Southwest Bolgulm and Northern: France compares the situation along t that front of 375 miles to the death! grapple of Grant and Lee which | maintained for months along the: works and trenches outside of Peters ! With 120.000 Belgians fronting the Germans along the ten miles of trenches nearest to the British Chan- i nel, with an unknown number of the British guarding approximately the next 40 miles of the line, the soTdicrs of France, with the assistance of ft few scattered regiments of the Brit ish army, have upon them the heavy task of defending the other 325 miles of works which they hold to bar the; way of the Germans to the heart of, their country. The lines have been herd since Oc-i tober without the change of an aver age of five miles either in advance or retreat, but been held at the cost of i hundreds of thousands of lives and intense suffering by the more than 2.000,000 of combatants in both armies. The Belgians are virtually exiles, for their reserve camps are upon French soil, white they hold by -the, width of less than Ave miles a narrow fringe of their native land. Tho British soldiers display their usual bravery and enter the trenches with the expectation of death, fight ing their battle, however, upon for eign soil and all their thoughts con centrated upon the quiet homes across j the channel, and from these homes they are warding off the fury of war's desohition. It is France's sons to whom the; greater horrors come, with their ruined cities, towns, villages and ? farms on every side, with their coun trymen. women and children, by the millions, homeless or wtthln the ene my's lines; with their frightful lists of killed and wounded after ecch ' day's struggle to hold that long front ' of 325 miles, or to here and there en- 1 deavor to release the grip of their de termined and fierce antagonists by 1 desperate charges. It is France that is bleeding to ' death in this salughter of months. It : 13 France, with its comparatively ' small population and decreasing birth 1 rate, that is already feeling faint and 1 exhausted. It is France whose fields art dotted ' with graves, and whose homes are ( filled with the wounded, tho sick nut the dying. It la France whose hospitals now have more than <500.000 wounded ant sick patients, an Increase of 200,00< during the past nine weeks. It is France that is the greutesl sufferer among the allied nations, ant It is the people of Franco who real izo that to them has come the glorj of martyrdom, that the consciousness of duty nobly performed may remair and abide, but that victory at the coal already paid will come to an exhaust ed country and a distressed and mosi sorrowful people. COUNTRY EAS TURNED CORNER Evidenco seems to accumulate thai this country has turned tho corner General trade is still progressing cautiously, but it is progressing Jusl tho same, and every day sees more optimism expressed. ? It is a striking feature that whet tho drift is upward, news that would be an adverse factor in times of de pression and lack of confidence it practically ignored. This is well il lustrated by the fact that the secur ity market paid no attention to the sinking of the Maine vessel by the German crusier. Kjur IurcJ?U cuuiiuuiu; luaiuui tuc high figures and our foreign credit balance is being daily increased, There is a steady foreign demand foi our breadstufTs and cotton, atthough tho supply of the former Is steadily declining. The outlook in Mexico is rather better. It is considered very doubt ful if this situation becomes a ser ious proposition. People realize that we have really entered the spring period. Before long the country will be planting crips and the sap will be running up the trjes. This generally makes for x hopeful feeling. People would probably be sur prised if they knew of the quiet in vestment buying of securities that Pas been going on. This buying too Pas been of tho strongest and most courageous kind. There is no ques tion but that a great mass of people lave been watching Intently the for eign situation with tho idea of pur chasing the moment the outlook indi cated the coming of tho end of hos llities. This is a reserve power and ts Influence is bound to be felt later. Commission business has not as lumed a breadth that suggests any arge public participation. The vol ime of trading must increase great y before any menace to prices is per ceptible. Commission houses, as a rule, say hat tho credit balances of their spec ilative clientele are so large that the >uvin-: power is vastly larger than Is cenerally the case. ? (Boston News 3ureau, March 12.) Manolin. guitar and banjo lessons. Vltce M. Jordison. studio, 5 and G, Gar >ido Building. 3-4-tf. hod pre "lazy husb. billnh duced In tho House of Representative ' today a bill to punish wifo-dosertlon I and to provldo support bonds. Heavy > penalties nro prescribed by tho bill", which reads as follows: t Section 1. Any person who shall, ' without lawful excuse, desert or will ? fully neglect or refuse to provide for ' the support or nmlntonanco of his 1 >vlfe, who Is lu destitute or necessi I tous circumstances, or any porson : who shall, without lawful oxcuso, do ? sort or willfully nogfoct or refuse to : provide for the support and mainte nance of his or hor minor children un dor the age of sixteen years who are In destitute or necessitous circum stances, shall, on conviction thereof, ' be punished by a lino of not more than flvo hundred dollars, or by im i prisonmcnt In tho penitentiary at hard . labor for not more than three years, ; i or lu the jail. In tho division wherein tjsaid sentence is imposed, for not more ? than twelve months, or by both such flue and imprisonment; and should a i fine be. imposed it may be directed by II the court to be paid whole or in part ? to the wife or to the guardian of tho , minor children, provided, that before - the trail, with the consent of tho dc . fendant, or after conviction, Instead of j > Imposing the punishment horoinbo ? fore provided, or In addition thereto, ? tho court in its discretion, having re ; gard to tho circumstances and to the financial ability or earning capacity of , the defendant, shall" have tho power to ? make an order, which shall bo subject i j to change by it from time to time as ? circumstances may require, directing the defendant to pay a certain sum ? weekly during such time as the court may direct, to tho wife or to tho guar dian or custodian of the minor child or children or to an individual' ap proved by tho court as trustee, and to release the defendant from custody or probation during such time as tho court may direct upon his or her en tering into recognizance, with or with out sureties, in such sum as the court may direct. The condition of the rec ognizance shall be such that if the defendant shall make his or her per sonal appearanco in court whenever ordered to do so and shall further com ply with the terms of the order and of any subsequent modification there 'of, then the recognizance shall be i void. Sec. 2. If the court be satisfied by information or complaint and due proof, under oath, that at any time tho defendant violated the terms of such order, it may forthwith pro ceed with the trial of the defendant under the original indictment or in formation, or sentence him under the original conviction, or onforco the or iginal sentence as the case may be. In case of a forfeiture of a recogniz ance and enforcement thereof by exe cution, the suni recovered may, in the discretion of the Court be paid in whole or in part to the wife or to the guardian or custodian of tho minor child or children. Sec. 3. No other evidence shall be required to prove marriage of such husband and wife, or that such per son is the lawful father or mother of such child or children, than is or shall bo required to prove such facts in a civil case. In-all prosecutions under this act any existing provisions of law prohibiting the disclosure of con fldential communications between husband and wife shall not apply, and both husband and wifo shall bo com petent -witnesses to testify for or against each other to any and all rel evant matter, Including the fact of such marriage and the parentage of such child or children. Proof of the desertion of such wife, child or chil dren In destitute or necessitous cir cumstances of neglect to furnish such wife, child or children necessary and proper food, clothing or shelter is prima facie evidence that such de sertion or neglect is willful. NEW BARBER SHOP. A part of the fr^>nt of the B. & B. blllard parlors Is being fitted up as a | barber shop and will be occupied by B. F. Hawks who at present has a place of business across the street. ! The new shop will have two chairs. INSURANCE NOTES. C. L. Brown, the "Mutual Life Man. has been appointed Agent of tko Mary- ' Tand Casualty Co., in their accident 1 and disability lines for this territory. Mr. Brown reports optimistically on . the local field of life underwriting. W. R. NICHOLS HERE. \V. R. Nichols, president of the Pa- j cific Coast Gypsum company, arrived , on the Dolphin and will visit tho works of his company at Gypsum , ? .. , ; AT THE COURT HOUSE. ^ *> Tho case or J. H. Cobb vs the At i HHkJttiOastineau Mining company, a ! Mult to collect attorney's fees In a case which was settled out of court, Is being tried before a Jury today. The case of tho U. S. vs Wottrick is sot for April 20th. Suit was filed yesterday by J. H. Handle ngainot Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hydo for tho sum of $104.40, and the gasoline boat "Ripple" attached. J. H. Randle yesterday libelled tho gas boat "Rolfe" and her gear, be longing to Olaf "FJelde. Tho sum in controversy is $142.05. A marriage certificate was Issued by tho commissioner's office this morn ing to James Green and Jennie James, natives of Kluckwnn, who wore mar rlod March 20th by tho Rev. Davk Waggoner of the Presbytorian church. CHISANA MURDER VICTIM BURIED AT PUYALLUP Tho funeral- of Louis Schonborn, tho Chisana merchant, who was mys teriously murdered in that camp on December 26th. was held in Puyallup, Wash., to which place his remains had been shipped on Thursday, March 4th. Mr. Schonhom was a prominent member of the Masonic order, which had charge of tho funeral. He was also an Oddfellow. Ho Is survived by a sister, Mrs. Jarus Clement, of South Hill, Puyallup, and by a ncphow Clifford Schonhom, connocted with the Pupallup Mercantlne Company. ALASKAN WRITES OF CENTRAL AMERICA In n letter to a Juneau friend, Joe Wyllie, employed last year by the Alaska-Gastineau Mining Company, gives his Impressions of Spanish Honduras, from which he recently re turned, to San Francisco. Says ho: "Spanish Honduras iBn't a very good place for an Alaskan, for as old as it Is I believe tho coun try has a future, but it at present is throttled by the United Fruit Com pany?our trust?which has conces sions from the Honduras govornmont -In return for a railroad to Tegucigal pa, tho capital. There was a time limit specified, however, and the fruit company is bulldiug roads into all the valleys adjacent to their ports. It is tho openly expressed opinion ev erywhere that tho capital road is a bit of a Joke. "These things, and tho experience of the people In LaCeiba, which was j burned down about ten months ago.; are one of the reasons why American i trado suffers in those countries. Ca Ceibo is the principal city on the; East coast. The wharf and shipping facilities are owned by Vaccarro I' brothers, who operate' half a dozen \ steamers and are the only competi- j * tors of the U. F. Co. The people of Cclba decided to rebuild in modern j! style after the fire and Vcccnrro got j' the contract for erecting tho concrete 1 buildings. The customs house was ! about completed and a dance was to be held in it on a Saturday night, but! on Thursday the building collapsed, killing one of the contractors and two 1 laborers. (Sand of good quality wub ' plentiful, but cement cost monoy.) 1 "Down here it is summer alt ?the ' timo and I guess that Is the reason ' I got sick. But I was so long in Al aska that perhaps tho air here, hasn't agreed with me. At any rate, some thing was wrong . "As to mining, any person with L whom one talks on tho subject, seoms to be sure that the country is rich ( but when you corner them and ask them to 3how you their prospects or v their mines, they fail to produce tho N information. "About twenty miles inland from 1 Limon. a Carlb village, on the Mosqui- 1 to Const, 1 found two cents on rim 1 rock, the best 1 could get. I couldn't get to creek bed-rock owing to high :: water. I am satisfied that a little 1 money could be made on the bars of 1 the creeks during the dry season. 0 "I found tho Cnribs very interest- 1 Ing. Some of them arc spotted pie- 1 bald. There wore about 500 In tho ' village, which, with its sandy beach 1 and fringe of cocoanut trees,, might '' have been in Africa. Tho Mnnncca r huts, half-clad natives, monkeys and c parrots disport themselves in the a bright sunshine and it was sure some c contrast to tho gray skies and sober " winter scones of the North." WylHo had to return to San Fran cisco because of illness. Ho contract- :1 ad what he called "Chagros" fever. DIFFERENCE OF J NEW STAMPEDE p The last grand stampede to begin h In Alaska but how different it prom- ^ ises to be from the stampede in the b good old days! P Today we see womon and children P coming North. Tho primary schools 8 it Sowar<T increase their pupils at r ;he rate of about twenty-fivo per cent. P per month. Today the "stampeders" come with trunks and household fur- ll lishings and go to hotels until they h can select a permanent res'dence. In v the old times tho trunks were a roll pf blankets and the hotels woro moth- S cr earth with the blue vault of heaven n is a roof. Instead of raising windows a :o let In fresh air the old timers con- s structed wind breakers to keep It :i cut The bloated capitalist of the present day who hires a truck to ^ bring back his bags to tho hotel had a his prototype sixteen or sevonteon fears ago in tho high placed pluto crat who had tho price of hiring a cayuce. Instead of ordering fruit, mush and ham and eggs over, as we lo nowadays, there was a timo when breakfast depended on keeping the [at bacon from exploding in the pan and the canned beef coffepot from capsizing. When the next stampoders come o Seward In their thousands they will tep out of a fine steamer, get some ne to pack their grips to their rooms, ;o out and have dinner ovor a snow rtilte table cloth and then go to a novlng picture show or play pool ntll they drop botwoen sheets and urn out the electric light and sleep ntll morytng brings the table cloth a view again. In tho "dear dead days eyond recall" stampedors packed heir own "grips" with the aid of a air of overalls, had dinner while they at and shivered around an open fire, inssed the evening cutting fogs and ooklng beans and then had for roc eatlon. If they were lucky, a smoke, efore rolling In to windward of the ilazo and on top of cantankerous Klondike feathers. Then came the lornlng and the waiting to see If the ther fellow would go out In tho snow o light the fire and go down to the reok for water or thaw enough of ho beautiful to make the coffee and rash tho tips of their noses. They ;ere certainly delightful times and Icasant, but the electric light, the lblccloths, the sheets, the soap, and he -rest are not such a bad substl ate. There aro many people who still com to think that the building of ao Alaska government railroad means o more than the building of some f tho other railroads In tho Terrl iry In the past. It Is hard to get icm to realize that this is a new ind which one of the greatest Na ons on earth has decided to open to umanlty. Tho mere building of the tilroad Itself is only, so to sneak, the uttlng of a trail to what Is beyond nd around. Tho very opening of the jal mines means tlie ruturc empioj tent of thousands of men but that In self alouo is as nothing to the rowds that will be attracted. Hu inn beings are llko pigeons and n rent many other sorts of birds?they ?nvet in flocks. They attract the ther. Take an undeveloped land and is harder to get the first thousand eople Into it than it is to get a undred thousand people afterwards. I he opening of the mines and the uilding of the railroad will reveal! osVbilltics which we cannot now [ erceivo without comparing Alaska's :ory with the history of every Tor Itory under the sun. There is no lace in the world .today whose popu ition Is not increasing no matter ow ancient that place might be and ow much over populated. Hero is a Irgin Territory whore men can have undreds of acres where they couldn't qj, one outside?whore there are ilnerals and coar resources, and fish ad game, and where any man can jpport himself without tho crowd ad gain affluence with it. Today laska has a bettor outlook than tho tato of "Washington had a generation ;o.fl?(Soward Gateway.) MINING APPLICATION No. 01762. UNITED STATES LAND OFFICE, Juneau. Alaska, March 10, 1915, Notice I Notice Is hereby given that the A1 i aska Gastineau Mining Company, n ! corporation organized and existing un dor tho laws of the State of Now York i and qualified to do, and doing bus! noss as a corporation, at Juneau. A} aska, has made application for paten! for the York, Almn and Avon lode mining claims, Survey No. 954, sit uated at the Eastern end of Silver Bow Basin, about three miles East of the Town of Juneau, Alaska, in the Harris Mining District, Juneau Pre icinct, at approximately Latltudo 58? 19' North, and Longitude 134" 21' ? West, and particularly described as follows, to*wlt: York Lode Beginning at Corner No. 1. whence i U. S. L. M. No. 2 bears S. 88' 36' W. 12090.58 feet distant; thence N. 24? 30' ? E. 553.63 feet to corner No. 2; thence ,'S. 55? 10' E. 1061.51 feet to comer iNo. 3; thence S. 24? 30' W. 565.92 feet to corner No. 4; thence N. 54" 33' W. 1063.57 feet to comer No. 1, the place of beginning. Containing j an area of 13.419 acres. Mag. Var. i at corner No. 1, 31? 45' E. Mima luuc Beginning at corner No. 1 on line J 3-5 of the York Lode of this survey, I whence U. S. L. M. No. 2 bears N. 134* 57' 56" W. 3102.13 feet; thence N. 24* 30' E. COO feet to corner No. 2; thonce S. 59* 3D' E. 1500 feet to corner No. 3; thence S. 24* 30' W. COO foet to corner No. 4; thence N. 39* 39' W. 1499.49 feet to corner No. 1. the place of beginning. Containing an area of 20.550 acres. Magnetic Va riation at Corner No. 1. 31" 40' East Avon Lode Beginning at Corner No. 1, identical with Corner No. 2, of the. Alma Lode of this survey, whence U. S. L. M> No. 2. beare S. 85* IS' 57" W. 3350.08 feet distant; thonce N. 24* 30' E. 600 feet to Corner No. 2; thence S. 59" 39' E. 1499.92 fee. to Corner No. 3; thence 3. 24* 30' %V. 600 feet to Cor ner 4; thence N. 59* 39' W. 1500 feet to Comer No. 1, the place of begin ning. Containing an area of 20.553 acres. Mag. Var. at Corner No. 1, 31* 47' E. The names of the adjoining claims are the AJnx Mlllslte, patented, Sur vey No. 241, and the Perseverance Placer mining claim, patented, Survey No. 605, both bolqnging to the Alaska Gastineau Mining Company. The York rode mining claim con flicts with the Martin patented lode mining claim, Survey No. 754 which belongs to the claimant, and such con flict is hereby excluded: the said con flict is described as follows: Beginning at Corner No. -I of the York lode, thence N. 39* 30' W. 1016.05 feet to Corner No. 4 of the Martin Tode (Survey No. 754): thcnco S. 50* 30' W. 273.20 feet to a point on line 1-4 of the York lode; thence along lino 1-4 of tho York lode S. 54? 33' E. 1052.14 . feet to Corner No. 4 of tho York lode, the place of beginning: Con taining an area of 3.186 acres. Tho Alma lode mining claim of this survey conflicts with tho Snowfiake lode mining claim, survey No. 931, but said conflict Is not excluded from this application, and is do scribed as tol I lows: I Beginning nt Corner No. 4 of the Alma lode, thenco along line 4-1 of ; the Alma lode N. 59* 39' W. 563.37 (bet to n point on line 1-2 of the Snow flake lode, thence along line 1-2 of the Snowllako lode N. 42? 03' E. 177.46 | feet to Corner No. 2 of the Showflakc ' lodo, thenco along lino 2-3 of tho Snow flake lode S. 54? 10' E. 522.08 foot to j a point on lino 3-1 of tho Alma lode, j thence along line 3-4 of the Alma lodo S. 24? 30' TV. 124.53 foot to tho place of beginning. Containing an area of 1.865 acres. The Alma lodo mining claim of this survey also conflicts with the Robert lode mining claim, Survoy No. 977. but said conflict Is not excluded from this application, and is described as fol lows: Beginning et a point on line 3-4 of the Alma lode distant S. 24" 30' TV. 127.97 feet from Corner No. 3 of the Alma lode; thence along line 3-4 of the Alma lode S. 24? 30' TV. 345.26 feet to a point on line 14 of the Rob ert lode; thence along lino 4-1 of tho Robert lodo N. 54? 02' 17" W. 108.63 feet to Corner No. 1 of the Robert lode; thenco along line 1-2 of tho Rob ert lode N. 42? 48' E. 301.80 foot to . tho place of boginning. Containing an area of 0.420 acres. Tho location notices of tho York, Alma and Avon lode claims, were re corded respectively on August 3rd, 1912 and October 25tb, 1905 in books 20 of Lodes at page 313, and 18 of Lodes at plages 162 and 161 respec tively, of the records of tho Recorder for the Juneau Recording Precinct. Alnska. This notice was posted on the ground on the 24th day of February, 1915. ALASKA GASTINEAU MINING COMPANY By B. L. Thnno,, Its agent and attorney in fact. UNITED STATES LAND OFFICE Juneau, Alaska, Mnrch 10, 1915. It is horeby ordered that the fore ?going notice of application for mining patent bo published Jn the Alnska Daily Empire for tbo full period of i sixty days. C. B. WALKER, Register, i First publication March 12, 1915. Last publication May 12, 1915. * > 1 J UP-TO-DATE HAIRDRESSING SERVICE FOR LADIES. j d I,1 The W.E.B., located in the new : ? i postofEce block, will be open Wed- j! 1 j sesdays from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m. t beginning thl9 week, March 3, for : ladles and children only. This ar- t rangement is to Insure privacy as a hairdresslng parlor. Hairdressing 1 j 1 manicuring and massaging strict- | j ly up-to-date in all particulars. The i work will be done by Mrs. Leaf J green and myself, personally. W. E. BATHE. j J ? ? ???If !SOLD ON 5S YEARS RECORD STYLES. SIZES AHO PRICES TO SUIT All ALASKA MEAT COMPANY Joim R?*. Mgr. j Wholesale and Retail Butchers Manufacturers of all Kinds of Sausages Our Hams and Bacon Are j Home-Smoked THE m WHO IS BIB ENOUGH to profit by experience gets on the smoothest. By buying a "cheap" stove ? or range you make a mistake. H By buying a Charter Oak, you fj do not make a mistake, you H save fuel, trouble and money j'i in the end. I Profit by the experience of those who have used Charter Oak || Stoves and Ranges. _ a For Sale bv THE JUNEAU FURNITURE COMPANY " Tfw> Hone Furnishers" Cor. 3rd and Seward Sta. | pi A WK AND PIANO PLAYERS | o iL jj.il-i EJison Diamond Disc Phonographs, ^ jjj COLUMBIA TALKING MACHINES. VICTOR YICTROLAS I <> 15,000 Record* for AH Machlncf. Sheet Music, Small Musical Instruments o j[ JUNEAU MUSIC HOUSE |j Elmer E. Smith, Prop. THREE STORES. J. P. L. Gravtus, Mgrr. <1 Rexall Drag Store, Douglas. Front Street Drug Store, Douglas ? -v.**?? -L&Liki T' ? 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