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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. +
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| ? 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
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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
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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.
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! 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,

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