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VOL. V., NO. 729. JTOEAU. AT,A SKA, SATURDAY, MARCH 27,1915. " < ^ PRICE TEN CENtS.
SEWARD ROUTE TO BE CHOSENj SEATTLE, March 27.? An arrival hero from Washington, "a man of prominence who has close administra tion connections," says the announce-1 ment of the location of the route for the Alaska railroad will be made some time next week?possibly Mon day. He says the route will be from Seward taking the Alaska Northern line to Knik. thence through the Susit na valley and Broad pass to Nenana.j with a 3S mile spur to the Matanuska; coal fields, and ultimately with a branch from Mile 187 on this route to Nulato. PLANS NEVER CHANGED. Tho informant says that this has been the route the administration has, favored ail the time, and that the only thing that has held up the an nouncement has been the delay in arriving at a price for the Alaska Northern railroad. He says that the government has not had any idea of purchasing the Copper River and Northwestern railroad, and that the talk of it has been due solely to the desire to get a reasonable price from the Alaska Northern railroad, which was asking $4,000,000 for its proper ties and rights. PRESIDENT HAS AUTHORITY TO BUY WASHINGTON*. March 27. ?Attor ney-Ceneral Thomas W. Gregory ha* decided that the President has the au thority to contract for the purchase of both Alaska railroads right now. or to enter Into any sort of a contract for acquiring them and obligating the United States for the purchase price up to the full amount of $35,000,000. the sum at which Congress limited the railroad cost. Will Purchase Alaska Northern. It is believed thut this will result in the early purchased pf the Al aska Northern railroad, l: is known that the negotiations for the purchase of thcwUaska Northern at the sum of $1,150,000 ha3 been practically closed. This Is tho valuation placed on the railroad by Eugene Underwood, bro ther of Senator O. W. Underwood, of Alabama, who had charge of appraise ments last year for Alaska railroad engineering board. The payment will be made one-half In cash and the re mainder In two years. The railroad engineers will estab lish a purchasing agency in Seattlo im mediately for the purpose of buying supplies for the railroad this summer. P. Warren, one of the commission's engineers is now in the Panama zone, selecting material that was used in construction work there for uso on the Alaska railroad from Ship creek to Matar.uska. This material will cost only tho transportation charges. The locomotives that were used in Panama construction may be convert ed for use on board gauge tracks and utilized in Alaska. VILISTAS ATTACK CARRANZISTAS BROWNSVILLE. Tex.. March 27.? A battle between forces of Gon Villa an Gen. Carranza at Matamoras be gan at noon today. Both sides have been warned by Col. Blocksom. U. S. cavalry, against firing across the bor der. Arranging McManus Indemnity. WASHINGTON. March 27. ? The amount of the indemnity for killing .Tnhn B. McManus is being aranged today at a conference between the Brazilian minister. In charge of Am erican affairs at Mexico City, and Gen. Palafox, representing Gen. Villa. Carranza Uses Characteristic Methods BOSTON. Mass.. March 27.?That the commander of Carranza forces threatened to have the British consul in Guadalajara shct because he re fused to give up arms In the British consulate and did have him led before a firing squad: that tho American and other consuls were threatened with imprisonment for insisting on retain ing their arms, is a statement by Bish op Henry D. Aves, Episcopal bishop of Mexico, in a letter to a friend. GOOD REPORTS CONTINUE COMING FROM TOLOVANA FAIRBANKS, March 27.?Good re ports continue to come from the Tol ov&na strike. The rush to the place is growing. Two Tickets at Fairbanks. Two full tickets arc in the flold for the municipal election here, and a third ticket Is in process of formation. ? 4 + + ?> -f> ? * * WEATHER TODAY * ? ? ? ? <? *? Maximum?58. + + Minimum?33. * + CLEAR. * ? ? + * * * * * J. J. HILL URGES j BANKS TO LEND MORE MONEY NEW YORK. March 27.?James J. Hill says that, whilo the outlook for business this season Is good and grow ing better as the money that has been centering In the agricultural states is finding its way into the channels of trade In payment for purchases. It would be booming if it wore not1 for the settled policy of the big banks of New York and other Eastern cities; to discourage loans for American de-! velopment purposes. Ho says the tankers of tho East arc endeavoring to have a vast sum of money available in the banks of the country with which to handle the rohabiliation loans that will bo placed by the Na tions of Europe as soon as the war shall have terminated. Hill says that this policy has been decided upon by, the bankers for two purposes?first, to make the United States tho bank ing Nation of the world, and, second, to get the big brokerage commissions that will be paid for placing the for eign loans. Hill has protected against this pol icy. and is endeavoring to show the New York bankers that the Ameri can people will bo better prepared to absorb foreign loans if they are per mitted to develop their capacity to produce more of the products that will be required in Europe when peace shall have been reached. He con tends that European purchases of raw material and manufactured articles in the United States will be limited only by American production for sev eral years after the war ends and that good busines would dictate that the production should be as large as it is possible to make it. In this way, he says, we would get the loans, hold the interest bearing security and re tain here the money loaned. Hill is using his influence with the financial interests to induce a more liberal lending policy toward those who need the money for development purposes. He says that such a policy is all that is needed to create the most prosperous times In tho Ame^i-. PROSPERITY NEARLY HERE SAYS LANE LOS ANGELES. March 27. Secre tary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane, speaking here today, said that a flood tide of American prosperity will he upon us within six months. He said that he stated it on tko authority of the most extensive interests of the country. Within six months, he said, no man really socking employment will he out of work. Americans Lend to Europe. NEW YORK. March 27.?It was an nounced this afternoon that at con ferences among bankers it has been decided to make loans, which will amount to extensions of credit, to Great Britain. France. Italy and other countries in addition to a loan of ?10. 000,000 to Germany. SMISER SAILS FOR JUNEAU TONIGHT SEATTLE, March 27?United States District Attorney James A. Smiser, ac j companied by Mrs. Smiser. will sail on the Jefferson tonight for Juneau, where Mr. Smiser will assume the du ties of his office. Jefferson's List. The Jefferson will sail at 0 o'clock with the following named passengers: For Juneau?F. H. Haller, F. P. Cook, E. W. Emerson. H. A. Bishop and wife. John J. Peterson and wife. Irma and M. Peterson, I. J. Macomber. L. OI i assa, James A. Smiser and wife, Mrs. F. M. McLean. Miss Ada White and j seven steerage. For Douglas?Glen H. Hunter, C. J. | Skillman and wife, and three steer The Jefferson will also have SO pas sengers for Taku and Excursion Inlet canneries. The City of Seattle's List. The City of Seattle will also sail tonight with the following named pas> sengcrs: For Juneau: T. H. Elwick, Clarence Anderson. S. T. Shaw, L. J. Blake, Mrs G. M. Scott. F. N. Chovin, L. B. James. Victor Epsteyn and three steer j age. For Treadwell?J. H. Christoc and wife and Mrs. A. E. Christoc, Paraiso Tomorrow. The Paraiso will sail tomorrow with ? 70 passengers forNCapo Edwards and Harheen canneries. ? t t JOHNSON-WILLARD FIGHT IS SET FOR APRIL ? j HAVANA. March 27.?The Johnson ! Wlllard fight has been postponed un | til April 5. HIGHWAYMEN ROB OKLAHOMA BANKS OKLAHOMA CITY, March 27?Tw< banks were robbed of $5,000 at Strom today, by bandits whom posses hav< surrounded in a grove of trees. BOUNTY ON W PL! RO' The Sulzor bill, providing a bounty of $10 on wolves, passed tho House this morning with tho understanding that tho ways and means committee will appropriate $20,000 to take caro of its first two years of oporation. as tho maximum amount tho Territory will expend for tho purpose, during that period. The bill will now go to Governor Strong for his signature. Representative Day of VBaldez dis sonted to tho passage of tho bill. The Treasurer of Alaska will bo disbursing agent of the bounties, and shall rocoivo tho pelts, according to the provisions of the bill. Tho hides must have tho head and loft fore-arm. Kalso statements in regard to tho hides will bo punished by flno or im prisonment, or both. Representative Hcckman read a letter from Scott Simpson, Canadian Indian agent at Telegraph Creek. B. C.. which declar ed that tho Canadian law providing a $15 bounty on wolves had "cleaned up thoso animals." and that few pelts were now coming in. Grubstake Amendment Passed. The Day grubstake contract amend ment passed the House, Representa tive .Moran voting in tho negative. The bill nullifies all grubstake con-; iar tracts anccung wiu uuv ui uimmt claims "heretofore or hereafter en tered Into." except where both par ties to tho contract havo absoluto knowledge of the claims, and pro vides that all contracts must be duly subscribed to and recorded. Repre sentative Moran said he had voted against the bill under the impression that there was no grubstake law on the statute books. The House also passed tho Senate memorial asking for wireless stations at Sulzer. Craig and Tokcen, on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island. The Houso and Senntc rushed convene at two o'clock today for the Bruner memorial services, and Invi tations to tho Foderal and Territorial A "Free School" Bill. Senator O. P. Hubbard of Valdez in troduced In the Senate this morning a bill providing for the creation of the office of superintendent of public in struction, at a salary of $4,000 a year, and establishing a free school system for Alaska to be maintained by an ap propriation of 25 per cent, of all for est reserve moneys "available and: hereafter available. The bill would have the superintendent of instruction elected by the people. He would be president of the board of education, the two other members being the Gov ernor and the Secretary of the Terri tory. The bill further provides that after the legislative session tho Board shall Inaugurate a school system pro vidlding compulsory education for children between the ages of six and eighteen years. Xo distinction or classification of pupils shall be made because of race, color or religion, the bill concludes. President Sutherland referred the bill to the education com mittee of the Senate. Towns Want Mail Service. Senate Memorial Xo. 7. by Mr. Sul zer, directed to the Postmaster-Gener al. and asking for a weekly mail ser vice for eleven towns on Prince of Wales Island, was read and referred to the committee on transportation Commerce and navigation. S. B. 20, designating Juneau as the place for the trial of actions brought by the Territory for the collection of revenue under Territorial acts, was favorably reported for passage by tho judiciary conmmicc. The judiciary committee also rec ommended the passage of S. B. 17, making It a misdemeanor for any per son to defraud inn-keepers. Tho bill was amended in committee, to exempt obligations for intoxicating liquors. May License Undertakers. Correspondence between Governor Strong and Eugene R. Kelly, commis sioner of the Washington State board of health, in regard to tho shipment of the dead from Alaska to points in tho United States, was read in tho Senate. Tho letters are referred to the education, public health and san itation committee. It was recommended by Commls rlonor Kelly that undertakers in Alas ka should be licensed, in order to avoid tho delay and expense often In t volved at Seattle, by further embalm 1 j ment of bodies. Governor Strong rec ommended tho passage of a law cov ering the subject. > GERMANY USING ECONOMICAL TORPEDOES ? AMSTERDAM. March 27.? Ger many has invonted a now torpedo to be used against transports and other unarmed ships at short range. These > smaller torpedoes will ? enable Ger > many to economize and maintain a I warfare on merchant shipping with > out expending powerful and expensive long-range torpedoes. HO: With tho "vacant chair" of Senator. Ehvood Brunor shrouded in mourning, but with swcotly perfumed blooming flowers burying his desk, tho Terri torial Legislature convened at 2 o' clock this afternoou. in the House chambor, ns an assembly of sorrow. Eulogies to the lafe member were spoken by Speaker E. B. Collins, Sen ator Benjamin F. Milard, Representa tive Martin P. Moran, and the Rev. John B. Stevens, chaplain of tho Son letter from Leo V. Ray, of Soward, president of the First Senate, also paid high tribute to tho memory of the absent member. During tho me morial hour tho flags on the govern ment buildings hung at half-stuff. Tho joint sossion- was called to or der by Speaker Collins, who appropri ately eulogized the late Senator, and after the roll call of tho House Presi dent Sutherland, of the Sonate, tool: tho gavel. The roIFcal! of tho Senate J was called, the name of the absent! member being uttered throe times.! Prayer was offered by the Rev. G. E.! Renison, chaplain of tho House. Senator Millard's oration was a beautiful memento or tnc somDre oc casion and ho was followed by Rep resentative Moran, who eloquently! told of the Senator Bruner that hoi knew. His description of the beaute ous, kindly and generous character that had endeared.Senator Bruner tor his friends of the North came from a great depth, and the emotion he fcltj at recollections of his former friend was conspicuous during his nddress. He was followed by Rev. Stevens, who declared, that Ills short acquaintance! with Senator Bruner had taught him that the Nome man's daily greeting was one of the simplest,, yet most pre clous, graces of his dally life. In part, Senator Millard'r. tribute to Senator Bruner's memory, was as follows: "In many ways our friend was a: reasonably perfect man. In physique, poise and Intellect ho had/reached nyi "He was a genial, kindly gentlman. and one meeting him could never for get the smile, the kindly eye, and the peculiar facial contortion and friendly expression when In conversation. "He was forceful in debate, thought for himself, and stood strong.y for just laws; laws that would luurc to the best interests of his constituents. "There was no sham or deceit about him. Ko boldly advocated his opinions and despised the- pretending groat and the arrogant little. "[n his death tho Alaska legislature and the people of Alaska lost a strong character and a slncero friend. "We. who know him best, loved him for his many good qualities, and above all his kindly nature and interesting intelligence. " 'His mind to him a kingdom was.' "We should try to understand In or der to forget. Tho late Senator Bru ner had hi3 defects, and whosoever has none, lot him cast tho first stone. "Confession of fault Is not weakness but strength. He realized and admit ted his shortcomings. "It is human to err, but In all lives charity Is due, and, after death, It Is God-like to draw tho veil ovor all but tho good, and when wo think of him, whom wo mourn, remember only tho i sturdy oak be was. "Personally I was fond of the late Senator, and 1 looked, forward with pleasure, as wo all did. to the time we might meet again, and I was much grieved to learn of his death." MISS BEHRENDS TO BE JUNE BRIDE The engagement of Miss Beatrice Margaret Behrcnds, daughter of Mr. and Mm. Bernhard M. Behronds, to Mr. John Francis Mullen, was an nounced today at a luncheon given by Miss BehrendS' at her homo on Fifth street. The wedding will take place in Juno. The luncheon guests were: Misses Alma Sowerby, Plooma Crowthcr, Gertrude Held. Elizabeth Held, Maymc Charon, Marian Ousby, Lenore Ilydo, Muriel Folsom, nnd Mesdames C. E. Cartwright, Z. M. Bradford and V. N. Dupuy. <? 4.-4* 4> + *> 4" 4* 4? 4* 'J* 41 + ?> 4* ;-: ? SAVING UNITED v 4? STATES SUBMARINE 4 4- HONOLULU. March 27. ? * ?fr F-4 submarine is , being gradu- ? 4* ally brought to the surface. 4? 4. ? 4. 4* Expect Crew To Be Saved. + }.? HONOLULU, March 27.?It + | ? was announced this morning by ? j 4- Capt. Duffy, captain in charge 4? 4? of tho navy yard hero, that * 4 thoro is every indication that * | 4? the F-4, which was definitely 4* ? located "yesterday evening, will ? 4> be floated this afternoon. . . - + ?> It is believed that there Is a ?> . 4 good chanco that those on 4 ? board will be found alive. ? Ml LONDON, March 27.?The Russians at tho eastern end of the Russo-Aus trian line of battle in Galicfa havo suf fered a rovorso. While two Russian armies were successfully pressing their way to ward Hungary. Gen. IvanoE's forces were beaton back from Czernowitz. Rukowlna. and driven soveral miles north of Truth river. Germans Come to Austria's Aid. LONDON, March 27.?Germany is! rushing vast reinforcements to the; Austro-Hungarian linos in tho vicinity ot the Carpathian mountains, which the Russians aro attacking with groat; It Is feared at Berlin, according to Copenhagen dispatches, that a sue-: cessful invasion of Hungary would re-j suit in the immediate entrance of the Balkan States, Greece and Italy In the war. RUSSIA STARTED THE DEVASTATION WAR BERLIN, March 27.?The war of fice says: "The Russian hordes East of Reich awehr gained a cheap success by In vading the most northeasternmost portion of East Prussia In the direc tion of Mcmel. They pillaged and burned villages and estates. As a re taliatory measure, for each village or estate burned down on German soil by those hordes In the future threo villages or estates on Russian soil held by tho Germans will be set on fire. "Every bit of damage caused by fire In Momol will bo answered by us In this way. We will burn down the Russian government buildings at Su walkl and such other Russian pro vincial -capitals as may be In the hnuds of the Germans." Russian Atrocities. LONDON. March 27?A Berlin spec ial says that during the first Rus sian Invasion of East Prussia. 10,000 houses wore burned, 2,000 civilians murdered and 4,000 kidnapped. Dur ing second Invasion of the 15,000 civ ilians who remained in tho province up to November 4,000 had been mur dored or kidnapped by tho Russians. RUSSIANS GET MANY GUNS WITH PRZEMYSL PETROGRAD. March 27.?In addi tion to 11JM502 prlsoncrd3, Russia se cured more than 2,400 guns. 1,000 of which were heavy cannon, with tho fall of Pryzemysl. Many of the heavy cannon were of German manufacture and taken to Przemysl by that coun try at the time of the first Gorman movement to aid Austria withstand the Russian attack. Czar Calls it "Permysl" The Czar has issued an imperial edict changing the name of Przomysl to "Permysl." Foijjht In Dscp Snow LONDON, March 26.?Pctrograd re ports say that weather In the Carpa thians is extremely cold, tho temper ature registering from 14 to 40 de gress below zero. In some mountain valleys tho snow is drifted 20 feet high. Battles fought in snow shoulder high arc common. WHITE STAR LINER RACES SUBMARINE LIVERPOOL. March 27.?Tho story , or n tiirllllpg raco through the Irish sea and escape, from a German sub marine Is told by passengers on the White Star liner Arabic, arriving from New York. The raider made every cf . fort to get close to launch torpedoes, but the groat speed of the Arabic saved her. Soon after entering the Irish sea the outlook discovered the periscope ! of the submarine, and the race began immediately. Orders wore given to put on full steam, and the Arabic dashed away for 30 miles. Tho sub marine kept up the chase, but was j unable to get close enough to launch ? the torpedo. AIRMEN RAID MET2. BERLIN. March 27. ? An official statement today said that hostile air : men had dropped bombs on the rortl ' Ccntlons of Motz, killing three sol ! dlcrs. Germans Drop Bombs. PARIS, March 27.?Calais and Dun kirk wore visited by German alrmoi I this raomiug. Six bombs wore dropped at Dunkirk and one at Ca ALASKA GOLD. NEW- YORK, March 27. ? Alask,' Gold closed today at 34ft; Utah Cop RUSSIA WINS VICTORIES IN CARPATHIANS GENEVA, March 27?Dispatches re ceived by Swiss newspapers continue to emphasize the succoss of the Rus sians In the battle which Is still In progress In tho Carpathian mountain roglon. Tho struggles In UJolc and Lupkow passes are said to have been particu larly desperate, with heavy losses for ihc Austriano. Success In North Poland. LONDON, March 27.?The Riisslan army in Northern Poland In the mid dle Nleman river district continues to irieot with success, though the offen ;.ivc movements of the Russians Is contested by greatly reinforced Ger man forces. Tho lighting Is general In the vicinity of Oscowctz. GERMANS PREPARING TO QUIT SIEGE ??* ? * PETROGRAD, March 27.?The Ger-J mans arc preparing to lift the aiegcj of Ossowetz. This action It is be lieved forecasts their general retreat! from the region of the Bour river! where they have been trying to ad-: vancc into Poland. According to the; Petrograd War Office the Russians j hold the master hand because of their i j unequalled ability to reinforce their army. Ossowctz Not Hurt PETROGRAD. March 27.?Ot Osso wctz. on the Bohr river, tho German bombardmcnl has done little dam* I ago. It is reported that 15,000 Ger | mans have fallen in that region. The j Germans have relied mainly on their heavy artillery to stem the Russian j advance in Northern Poland, but cv-j en with their many big guns, have | not checked tho Russian drive. It| is reported, but not confirmed, that! at one point in Northern Poland, near! tho Mazurlan lakes, the Russians areI on tho threshold of another Invasion J of German soil. FRENCH SAYS WAR WILL BE SHORT! ?+? PARIS, March 27.? Gen. French! j in an interview with the Havas News ( Agency says: "It will not be a long war. The j ! Spring promises well for the Allies.' ! We believe that definnte and decis- \ Ive victory awaits us at the end of | these past hard months of the war/I Ammunition is the pro-requisite of all j i progress and the Germans need it a 1 great xloal more than we do." DAROANUS FORTS ARE POSITIVELY DESTROYED PARIS, March 27.?It has been es tablished beyond doubt that the forts at Dardanus on tho Dardanelles have been destroyed, and those at Kilid Bahr seriously damaged by the allied fleet. CONCERTED ATTACK TO BEGIN ON DARDANELLES ??J?? ATHENS. March 27.? Telegrams received last night said that the land j forces will begin an attack on the in ner defenses of the Dardanelles in concert with the allied fleet on the arrival of further warships. The Peninsula Neck, three miles in width, 1b held effectively, which cuts jthe Turkish communications on the Peninsula. TURKEY PREPARES TO RESIST THE ALLIES ATHENS. March 27.?Eighty thou sand Turkish soldiers have been con centrated near Smyrna, according to information from Tencdos. They arc to opposo tho advance of the Anglo French forces if Smyrna falls. ? 4 ? ! CANADA IS RAISING ANOTHER ARMY CORPS .'.? , OTTAWA, March 27.&?Canada has |; begun to raise tho fourth army corps ' t'or th^ war. This would make 110, > >00 men to be' furnished by Canada. ? SCANDINAVIANS ALL KICK AT ALLIES ?-J*? LONDON, March 27. ? Denmark, Norway and Sweden have made an Identical representation to the allied 1 governments against the Anglo-French 11 policy of reprisals on Gorman com ' | merce. U. S. AFTER MORE RUSSIAN TRADE ? WASHINGTON. March 27. ?Step3 i have been taken by the Administra 5 tlon to negotiate a now treaty of -: trade and commerce with Russia to supplant the treaty abrogated on Jan. 1, 1934, as result of Russia's dis^ crimination against American citi zens on account of race or religious t beliefs. Trade opportunities in Rus ? Bia, officials believe, surpass those ir South Amorlca. ITALIANS NOWTAKE LAST STEP ROME, March 27.?Every necessa ry measure Is now being taken by the government for Italy's Immediate de claration of war against Austria and Germany. That Italy has definitely decided to Join the war on the side of the Al lies, and that the last steps leading to the Inevitable Invasion are being taken, Is admlted by all. BULGARIA AND ROUMANIA WILL ALSO ENTER WAR ome, March 27. ? Close observers here of the Balkan situation see Indi cations of the gradual tendency on the part of Bulgaria to adopt a policy fa vorable to the Allies, and It Is believed that that country hopes to be in posi tion to act jointly with Italy and Rou mania In that direction. London Sees Early Peace. LONDON. March 27. ? That Italy and Itoumanla, certainly, and Bulgar ia and Greece, probably, will enter the war In behalf of the Allies Is the con fident belief of the war office. It ,1s hoped that ah early movement by them will result In like action by the countries of Northern Europe, and the presentation of such a showing of strength that Germany and Austria will sue for peace. ALL EUROPE WILL BE IN WAR YET LONDON, March 27.?The Rome correspondent of the London Times r.ay3: "I am Informed that Iimporor Francis Joseph, who often writes to the Pope, assured him that It was his nrdent wish to end the war, but that the defense of the Empire's ter ritorial Integrity was indispensable, therefore, peace was impossible until the ncrny had been driven out of the invaded provinces. Territorial _ con cessions on the Western frontier would Imply the renunciation of sov erignity over the Eastern provinces now held by Russia. "The Austrian ambassador is under stood to have remarked to members of his staff that the prospects of peace had diminished instead of in creased, and that war threatened to extend until no Eun&can countiy would be left neutral." Italians Dispose of German Credits NEW YORK, March 27.?One of the interesting and significant devel | opmcnts in foreign exchange market ; in New York since Wednesday has been the eagerness played by Italian bankers, Italian merchants and others having busines relations with Ger I many to dispose of their mark credits | and turn them into dollars. Austria Getting Ready LONDON, March 27.?Rome advices ? say that a courier of the Austrian em bassy has been making bi-weekly trips ; to Vienna carrying important, confi dential archives which would be un i safe in Rome if war should be de clared between Italy and Austria. I GREECE URGED TO ENTER WAR ??5? ATHENS, March 27.?M. Venlzelos. late Prime Minister and leader of the parliamentary majority, sayB he is convinced that the new Greek Cabi net will be forced to abandon Greece's neutrality policy and participate with tho allies in the operations against Constantinople and Smyrna. He said: "Tho new government must, boforo it is too late, adopt a policy of action. 1 If tho government will embrace this 1 policy, I givo formal assurance, as j tho leader of the Parliamentary ma ! Jority, that I will give them loyal sup port. In pursuance of this lino of ac tion, tho oulcker a decision 13* taken the greater will bo the advantages to Greece's Interests." To a remark by one of his adher ents that if such a policy is to be adopted it should be safer under a Voniclos Cabinet, Venlzelos replied that tho present moment was not one for a fresh Ministerial crisis. Ho said: "Once Greece decides for war it will be her army, led by her King, that will liuvo execution and in the King's military genius and the army's devo tion the nations have unbounded confi dence. In that case, therefore, it is j unimportant whether Venlzelos or Gounaris is in power." Venlzelos stated that once Greece joins the allies, Bulgaria will be fol low 'jcr example. "Greece must assist in the dismem berment of Turkey," he said in con j eluding. SEATTLE FIREMAN KILLED. SEATTLE, March 27.?Fire ("apt i \V. D. Thorno was thrown from a truck today and fatally injured,