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VOL V.. M). JUNEAU, AT. A SKA. TUESDAY, APRIL 13, 1915. " "5 " PRICE TEN CENTS.
AMERICAN 1 TRADE AT TOP POINT 1 WASHINGTON. April 13.?The tig i ures from American customs houses > covering the business for March are 1 practically all in. ami they show ex ports for the month that reach the amazing total of $323.0mO.OOO. the jj largest single month's business in the I history' of the United States, far larger 1 than any nation has ever reached In 1 the same period of time. The figures upon the imports of the country will be available within a few j days, and it is estimated that they will ' show that the balance of trade in fa- ' vor of the United States will be near if not quite $200,000,000 as against a | previous high monthly record of $14?.- 1 000,000. made in January of the pres ent year. Probably the most marked feature of the business for March was the tre mendously increased exportation to South America, the Orient and Cana da. though there was an increase in the shipments to practically every neu tral nation. Information gathered by the Depart-;: ment of Commerce and the Treasury ( Department indicate that the April' i business will almost if not quite equal; < that for March. i Experts now estimate that the to- ' tal trade balance in favor of the Unit ed States for the calendar year 1915 i is likely to approximate $2,000.000,-. i 000. This estimate Is based upon the!: fact that there has been a marked in crease in the volume of the unillled : orders on hand since March 1st. the beginning of the enormous business < transactions for March, and orders are ! booked for delivery during each month i for the next year and a half. c One of the marked features of the j ;i exports for March is that while the exports of guns, ammunition and other c war munitions have shown the most v marked increase yet their percentage of the total has beeu smalt. Howev er. much of the clothing and food- t stuffs exportations to Europe and Can ada have been for the ultimate us of' < the army in Europe. s 1 Copper Exports Increase. NEW YORK. April 12. - The con : stantly increasing exportations of cop-1 per and consequent advance in the \ price of that metal have been among < the marked features of recent trade; development. The prediction is free ly made that there is a brilliant per-' i iod ahead of the copper producers of the United States. The demand from . 1 foreign markets for finished copper ] products was never so heavy as it t is at this time. ONE AVERICAN CONCERN S GETS BIG CONTRACT < ?*? i NEW YORK. April 12. The Cruel i ble Steel company, has got a contract j for ammunition and war materials j: amounting to Jl." ".000.000. I AMERICAN COMPANY TO MAKE DYESTUFFS -+~ NEW YORK. April 13. -The United ? States Dvc and Chemical Company, a < new corporation, has leased the plant < of the Keenan Paint & Color Works at | Stamford. Conn. The plant comprs- i cs 15 buildings and covers five acres. < The company declares its intention is i to supply the American market with ? the dyestuffs that before the war were supplied by Germany. BIG COMPRESSOR 1 FOR PERSEVERANCE I A duplicate of the large N'orberg ! air compressor has been ordered for ] the Perseverance division of the Alas- 1 ka Gastineau properties, and is ex- ' I>ected on an early boat from the ! south. This unit will have a displacement ' of 28,000 cu. ft., of air per minute, and will be directly driven by a 540 h.p. G neral Electric motor. It will be Installed in the same buildnig as the present compressor, the nocessarj arrangements as to foundation, pip ing. etc.. having been made at the time the first compressor was install ed. This installation will bring the to- , tal capacity of compressed air up to '' S.600 cu. ft. per minute. This includes 1 the capacity of th ? compressor now 1 at the mouth of th> Sheep creek 1 tunnel. And it is expected thai this ' capacity will be sufficient for mining 1 ten or twelve thousand tons of ore per day. ? An "ad" in The Empire reaches ev erybody. (.<?+ + + + *> v ?> <? v ?> + + + ?> ; I ? WEATHER TODAY + c + Maximum-?4*5. i + Rainfall?A trace. ( + Parly cloudy. ? \ ?????? ?> v v ?> 'J t ' t ? + + + 1 HUBBARD ASKS FOR VOTE ON GOVERNMENT Seuator O. P. Hubbard of Valdex, iv hose tight to have a memorial ask ing Statehood for Alaska was defeat ed. Introduced in the upper house of the legislature today a Joint resolution isking that the people of Alaska rote on what form of government they do sire. The resolution says, in part, that SVhereas. the sentiments of the peo ple of this Territory can only be ob tained by submitting the question as to the form of government best idnpted to develop the resources of the Territory, bo it resolved by the legislature that at the delegate elec tion in November, 1916. there be print ed on the ballot In large type, the fol lowing: | For Full Territorial Qovernment ] .For Immediate Statehood The resolution further provides that the vote shall be canvassed and re ported by the canvassing board. Oppose Reservations. The Haines Democratic club has iskod the legislature to memorialize L'ongress to remove the restrictions at reservation placed upon the strip ot 80 rods lying and situated between ill claims lying on navigable water, "to the end that the same may be located, claimed and the title acquir ed by bona llde homesteaders. The communication from Haines was signed by President J. W. Combs, Manager of Hoard S. Pagan and Sec retary Harry Combs. ?V memorial to the effect was Intro luced In the House by Representative lolland. and passed that body three lays ago. This morning a Senate ?oramittee recommended it for pass ige. Other reports from committees, rec ommending that measures bo passed. i*ere tiled this morning as follows: Measures Favored. H. B. 60, local government of na ive villages. H. B. 44. Incorporation of second :!ass cities. H. B. 46. abolishing capital punish nent. H. B. 48. punishing carnal degener acy. S. B. 44. the committee on cduca don's school bill, providing a uniform : system. In the House: H. B. 56. prohibiting aliens from Lshing in the waters of Alaska. H. J. M. 13. asking that the laws re nting to game and fur-bearing animals je placed under the legislature's con xol. Settle Lawyer Question. The special committee comprising Senators Hubbard. Millard and Sulz ;r and Representatives Shoup, Burns ind Daly, to report on House Concur rent Resolution S. and S. J. R. 6. re garding the selection of legal counsel md prosecutors, for the Territory, re jorted today, recommending that the 'ormer measure be withdrawn, and mbstltuted by the Millard resolution. The resolution recommended pro rides that the board which is created ihall havo authority to employ one >r more attorneys in the various judi cal divisions, to enforce the Territor ial laws, and power to remove for rause any or all of the attorneys is rested in the board. The latter con sists of the Governor. Secretary and ITeasurer. The board shall decide vhat matters arc to be prosecuted or lefended. The Judiciary committees of the two -louses of the legislature are to make he appointments, and the resolution provides that if the committees fail o make the appointments within 48 lours after the passage of the rcso ution. the Governor shall then name he attorneys, and the board shall fix :he compensation. <\SK AMERICANS TO DECIDE ON REPAIRS WASHINGTON. April 13.?The Ger man embassy this morning asked Sec retary of State William J. Bryan to cause a survey to be made of the Kronprinz Wilhelm to decide upon the extent of repairs that will be neces sary before the vessel will be sea worthy. and to stipulate the time with in which the repairs must be com pleted. The German representative's request was based upon a request 'rom the commander of the German rrulser. which was delivered to Mr. Bryan. -IRE DESTROYS INSANE ASYLUM NEAR CHICAGO CHICAGO. April 13.?Two hundred ronvolsccent patients in the State hos pital for the insane were rescued to lay from a Are which destroyed a ?ambling frame structure used as an tnnex to the institution at Dunning. Dther patients to the number of 2, $00 were in a building nearby, and were guarded to prevent a panic. [VETO IS SUSTAINED IN SENATE Gov. J. F. A. Strong's action In ve- < tolng the repeal of the Sunday closing i law, with the excoptlon of tho saloons ? was sustained by the Territorial Sen- , ate late yesterday afternoon and tho bill, which originated in tho House, has now been decorated with crcpo. No bill of similar provisions can now be introduced at this session and the 1 present Blue Law will continue to op orate in Alaska. The bill to repeal . tho law was introduced early in the ] session by Representative N. H. Coombs of Nome, who was supported , by his colleagues from start to fin ish. The Nome men claimed that the federal officials in tho Socond Divis ion had drawn tho lines of enforce ment too closely, closing moving pic ture shows, cord roomB, billiard halls, cigar stores, bowling alleys and all I merchandise stores. Only the drug J stores were exempted, thoy declared. Got. strong sent nis message 10 the House, announcing that ho had disapproved of the bill, early yester day afternoon. He stated in his mcs- 1 sago "that the Legislature of Alaska 1 could not afford to take a step back- 1 ward; that the question should not bo considered solely from a religious < anglo; nor was it intended to bo.' "This bill would incrcaso tho hours of labor that should be given to rost 1 and recreation." the Governor said. He declared further that those who opposed the present law were in the i minority, and that the majority were fully satisfied with It. i The House passed the bill over < tho protest of the Governor. Tho vote !1 to pass over tho veto was as follows: ' Ayes?Brltt, Burns, Coombs. Daly. Day, Driscoll. Gctchcll. Hold. Noon, 1 Shoup, Tansey. Moran and Speaker < Collins. i Noes?Hcckman. Holland. Snow. ? Senate 8ustains Governor 1 When the Governor's veto was an- I nounced in the Senate, and a vote was 1 ordered, the veto was sustained by a i vote of 5 to 3. The vote to pass the 1 bill not withstanding tho veto was as ' follows: . < Ayes?Aldrich, Gaustad. McGann. Noes?Hubbard, Millard Sulzer, Tan- 1 ncr. President Sutherland. Tho Gov- < ernor was notified of the Senate's ac- ' tlon. When the Sunday closing repeal bill first come to a vote in the Senate, on i April 9. it was passedl by a vote of 5 to 3. Senators Sulzer, Hubbard. ' Gaustad. Aldrich and McGann voted 1 "aye," Senators Millard. Sutherland, 1 Millard and Tanner opposing itj. On the vote to pass the bill over the Governor's veto. Senators Sulzer and ? Hubbard switched their vote to sus- ' tain the veto. < Roden Law Amended 1 The House mining committee's bill < amending tho Roden law by providing I that $100 worth of assessment work 1 shall suffice for the entire 160 acres oi an association placer mining claim I passed the Senate yesterday, over the 1 protest of Senators McGann and Al- < drich, of the Nome delegation, who ' had fought hard to have tho Roden l law unchanged, and Senator Suther- 1 land. Senators Hubbard. Sulzer, Tan- < ncr. Millard and Gaustad voted "aye." 1 The bill now goe3 back to tho House < of Representatives, in its amended < form. It is declared that tho House ] will have a spirited contest in the 1 question of the amendments. Tho Senate passed tho Millard bill < prohibiting boys undor 16 years from 1 frequenting pool rooms, by unanimous < vote. An amendmont was attachod to tho bill, including card rooms as a . forbidden rendezvous of minors. Election Bill Amended The Driscoll election bill which passed tho House, and which promul gated a scorching political analysis in the Senato yesterday, came in for several amendments, among which were the Incrcaso from 25 to 250 of tho number of petitioners necessary to insure an Independent running for Delogate to Congress, and tho in crease from 25 to 100 for a Legislative candidate who seeks to run as an In dependent , 300 JACMNESE, WAL MINERS ARE DROWNED TOKIO, April 13.?Three hundred were drowned In the Ubc coal mine in the Shimonosclci district last night when the undcrseas galleries of the mine collapsed and let the ocean wa ter into the mino. BRITI8H SHOE FACTORIES ARE AFTER ORDERS LONDON, April 13. ? British shoe manufacturers have so for caught up on war ordors that thoy are asking the war office for further ordors to koop them going. It is likely that many of them will turn to their regu lar Iinc3 of footwear, with 'the re sult that American manufacturers will lose this foreign business. NOON ASKS TflA" SEWARD BE MADE ALASKACAPITAL Representative John Noon of Sew ard wants the capital of Alaska mov ed from Juneau, to Seward. Ho Intro duced a joint resolution today asking Congress to sond a committee to Alas ka and examino conditions, and re port, "bofore the capital building Is erected In Juneau." The resolution further recites that as the location of the capital. Soward Is the most dcslr- | able point. Representative Noon also introduced a resolution, directed to the Postmast er General, oaking that the mall now going to Nomo over the routo from. Cordova and Fairbanks, be re-routed by way of Soward and Iditarod. The resolution avers that 400 miles could be saved. Fish Trap Find Friends. In another animated discussion of the Tanner fisheries memorial, which passed the Senate, the House commit-' teo of the whole today voted to strike from the memorial tho following: : "The advocacy of tho abolishment of! power-boat trolling and continuation i of tho fish trap Is inconsistent In thei extreme." Mr. Hcckman, who lead the fight against provisions of tho,1 memorial condemning fish traps, mov ed to vacate tho three lines. The rote was as follows: To strike out: Britt, Burns, Daly, Coombs, Getchcll. Held, Heckman, Driscoll, Shoup, Speaker Collins. Against striking: Day. Noon, Tan jey, Holland, Moran, Snow. Mr. Heckman moved further to strike out all of Dr. David Starr Jor lan's opinions In which tho Callfornlnn college professor was quoted with Btating that ''eventually, the traps ! would deplete tho fisheries of Alaska." | He produced a telegram representing; that the Seattle PosWntelHgencor, In Uk Issue of 1908, hnd quoted (Dr. Jor-1 Ion as reversing his former statement in regard to tho trap menace. Mr. N'oon replied, with somo heat, that Dr. Jordon was recognised as the fore-! most authority orTflsh and their ha Pits, and as to the Post-Intelllgenccr? ? 'that sheet was never known to tell tho truth about Alaska," he declared. Mr. Hcckman said ho concurred in Dr. Jordan's knowledge of the science t>f fish, but he pointed out that there was a wide difference between the fish science and practical fishing. Another amendment to the memor ial was the Insertion of tho following: : 'That preference should be given to resident fishermen over aliens or Im ported fishermen. This applies to \leut8 and Indians." Forest oMney Spilt Passed. House Bill No. I and Senate Bill Mo. 6 referring to proposed election ind ballot laws were the main topic:: pf discussion In the Senate Commit- j ice of the Whole this afternoon and ?s no agreement was reached a mo-j lion was made that both bills be post-1 poned and placed on the daily file for! Thursday. As Senator Sulzer's efforts \ :o amend the ballot bill to include a primary and make party designation:; >n the ballot failed he gave notice j ihat he will tomorrow Introduce a bill1 :o cover those points. Senate Joint j Resolution No. 5, referring to the dis-, iributlon of monies derived from the ,'orest reserves equally among the four' livisions passed the Senate, by a vote i )f 6 to 2, Senators Tanner and Sulzer rotlng against tho bill. Senate Reso ution 10 referring to the pay of chap alns and House Joint Memorial No. 3, asking Congress for a wireless sta :ion at Kotzebuc passed the Senate manimously. +! 1 j GOVERNOR APPROVES LIQUOR REFERENDUM Whtlo a photographer clicked Its record, and In the presence of Representative C. K. Snow, author of the measure, and Son ator Millard, and Represents- 1 tlvcs Bums and Shoup, Gov. J. F. A. Strong today at 12:30 ap pended his signature to House Bill 52. designating November 4, 1916, as tho dato on which Alaskans will vote yes or no on prohibition. Two pens wore used, both of which were carved from native ivory. One of the pens will be sent to the mother of tho Governor's secretary, Mrs. T. A. Shorthill of Tacoma, j who organized at Skagway in j the late nineties the first W. C. | | T. U. in Alaska. The Legislature was advised this afternoon, of the Gover nor's approval of the bill, and also that ho had signed H. B. Bill 12, the Noon mechanics' lien law, extending the time for filing from 30 to 60 days, and H. B. 13, by Ropresontatlve Snow, making the 8-hour day I GERMANS 1 RETALIATE ON ENGLISH. AMSTERDAM. April 13.?The Ger- 0 man government has ofllcially an- 0 nounccd that i:. has Imprisoned 39 t British officers in reprisal for the ^ treatment of Gorman submarine pris oners in England. The British ofll- ( cors nro being kept in solitary con- " flnemenL !l c Germany's Explanation. LONDON, April 13.?The text of a t( note presented by the German gov- K ornmcnt to American Ambassador James W. Gerard today in relation to the treatment of submarine prisoners i by Great Britain is contained in a dispatch received from Berlin today. It says: j r "Tho Gorman government nas iearn- i * cd with astonishment and indignation e that the British government regards fl officers and crews of German sub-11 marines as not honorable enemies. ' and accordingly treats them not as' " other prisoners of war, but as ordin- 1 ary criminals. fi "These officers and crews acted as brave men in the discharge of their ' military duties, and therefore, they are fully entiltlcd to be treated like other prisoners of war in accordance with international agreements. The r German government, therefore, en- 1 tors the strongest protest against the t measure which is contrary to interna tional law, and sees itself at the same ] time regretfully compelled to executo the reprisals announced by it,. "Therefore, subject to similar harsh treatment, a corresponding number of ( English army officers, who are prison- , ers of war, have boon placed in soli- , tary confinement." ^ 1 HUERTA IS NOT SEEKING TROUBLE ( NEW YORK, April 13. ? Gen. Vic- ? toriano Huerta, former dictator Mex- '? lco. arrived here.last night,, looking in I tho best of health and in high spirits. When aslted if his coming has any t connection with conditions iu Mcki t co. ho smiled good huraoredly before t replying. "Not at all," he said. "I'm I not looking for trouble. I am here on j ' pleasure and business?mostly pleas- j f ure." He added: "Salute the Amer-j* lean people for me through the press. \ I have just taken an oath to behave j1 myself while in your country." An other smile accompanied the last de claration, which had reference to' his sworn declaration to tho Immigration f officers. Huerta said that he does not expect 1 to leave the United States during his < American visit, "unless," he added, "it ? should get too warm, then I might go to Canada." "I speak of the weather." 5 he finished with another smile. CARRAN2A ORDERS 37,000,000 CARTRIDGES ? -4? * NEW ORLEANS. April 13. Gen. ' Carranzn placed an order with local * dealers today for 37,000,000 rounds of a ammunltloh for mnchine and rifle car tridges. c # ? ? GTJGGENHEIMS TO EXTEND ROAD a NEW YORK, April 13.?An extended [ article in the Now York Times says: , "It was, stated on good nuthorlty ? yesterday that the Morgan and Gug- , genhoim interests would probably ex- , tend their line to certain agricultural , districts of Alaska within a few years, v thereby bringing it into competition , with the government's railroad to a s certain extent." The same article contains an inter view with George W. Perkins, who is c interested In the Alaska Syndicate, who congratulates the President upon the "splendid choice" ho made in se lecting the Seward route, and purchas- c ing the Alaska Northern railroad. Spcak'ng of the Copper River and Northwestern railroad in which he is ? interested he said: t "That is located too far away, from ^ tho proposed government line to be a competitor of it, but I believe it is a better line than the government's from an industrial standpoint. "I am not sorry that it was rejected . by the government, and we will devel op it, of courso for futuro business.". f W. R. NELSON DIES AT KANSAS CITY KANSAS CIAY, April 13.? William I Rockhill Nelson, founder and for 35 1 years editor and proprietor of the t Kansas City Star, died here last [ night, aged 74 years. W. R. Nelson was born at Fort Wayne, Ind., March 7, 1841. garduated by Notre Dame university, and en tered Journalism. He founded tho c jWekeni' 'Gallery ?clf,'AA? ausmlfsaiwtx: 4 City, and Yor,mriny"yy?Sft,b''has bcSn^a ( ITALY PREPARES TO SUBMIT TO THE INEVITABLE ROME. April 13.?Indications an ccummulating that Italy is preparing o submit to the pressure of publh pinion and enter the war on the sid< f the Allies. This morning the Mill nrv Journal printed an order from th< Var Department instructing all ofll crs to dull the color of tho metal or nlforms and scabbards. This ordci as never been issued in the past ex cpt upon the eve of entrance to war Italy is crowding fier armed forcot owanl the Austrian frontier wit! renter rapidity than ever. CAISER WANTS AUSTRIA TO YIELD TO ITALV ? LONDON, April 13.- A SwIhs just eturncd from Vienna brings nowi hat the Gcrmnn emperor has in strict st incognito visited Schonbrunn, am 5 said to have succeeded in inducing he Austrian emperor to cede tcrri ory to Italy in return for her contln cd neutrality. Absolute silence or he subject is enjoined on Austro-Hun ;arian press. AUSTRIA ASKS POPE TO AID IN PEACE GENEVA. April 13.?It is again re lortcd in advices received here fron tome that Austria has asked the Popt o obtain peace proposals. ffO THOUGHT OF PEACE AT BERLIN ? ROME, April 13. ? Information ii hits city is that there is absolutcl; 10 basis for the report that poao tegotiations are being considered a Berlin. Theso reports. It is said, ar jased upon Ignorance of the actus :onditlons in the German Empire. The assertion is made that bot ."lermans and Austrians, particularl he former. Kayo within their border supplies in everything necessary t >rolong the war indefinitely. Germans who are well informed an low in Rome declare that the dctern nation of the two Empires to carr, he conflict to the end will become at inrcnt soon when tho campiagn ! ?esumcd with fresh vigor on bot] ronts, according to plans mapped ou >y the general staff during the wintei TALY NOW HAS MARTIAL LAW IN FULL EFFEC" ????? ROME, April 13.?Martial law ha tone Into effect throughout Italy IVhilo no proclamation may be Issued he military establishment will tnk iver all telephone and telegraph linos md the railroads. JWEDISH QUEEN RETURNS TO BERLIN FOR HEALTI LONDON*. April 13.?Queen Victorii if Sweden has gone to Dcrlin to Iiv< vith her mothor. It is said that thi ormer Is afflicted with incipient tu icrculosis. the climate of Sweden no greeing with her. ? ERMANY LOSES IN BALTIC SUBMARINE WARFARE ?+? PETROGRAD, April 13. ? The Ger nans hare suffered heavy losses alonj heir own coasts by tho loss of a num icr of transports. In two months thi lermnns have delivered nine submni no attacks against the Russians' ii he Baltic waters, nine of which thi orpedoes failed to reach their mark n nine other cases tho submarine! ' ere driven off before they could dc Ivor any attack, In only one in tnucc did any attack achieve re ults. SCHWAB SAYS KRUPP GUNS ARE NOT GODC *1* ' NEW YORK. April 13.?Charles M Schwab asserts that German nnvn pins (Krupp) arc "the poorest navn [tins in existence," and says that Gei nany must equal Great Britain's flee o win. Ho rogards the French fleli coupons the most efllcicnt because o heir lightness. Asked if "the resui if this conflict will be another perloi if commercial competition, culminal ng in another stupendous struggle? ic replied: "I'm afraid it will." 'ROPHETESS SAYS GERMANY WILL BECOME REPUBLIC PARIS. April 13.?Mme. de Thebes French prophetess, predicts that thi European war will end in July, 191S tnd that Germany will become a rc mblic. GERMANY TO.KEEP FERTILIZER WASHINGTON',' April 13.?Effort >f the United States government ti ibtain concessions from Germany vhlch would permit the importation o Jerajai) ,ps?tni;h 'fertilizer, havo' failed . ?Tmany will make no alteration oi GERMANS STRIKE AT : RUSSIANS , PETROGRAD, April 13. ? A new . German offensive movement, accom > par.ied by a renewal of the bombard . ment of the fortress of Ossowetz, and i strong infantry attacks has been ? launched from Suwalkl southward to ? ward the Vistula river. Dispatches ? received today recounting the move ment say that floating fire rafts and ! incendiary bombs have been used in ' connection with the attacks. Aviators have also circled over the ' Ossowetz, dropping bombs. Incendiary bombs have been fired L on Ossowetz, and fire rafts floated down the Bierbrlsa river against the v forte. The rafts were sent to the 1 bottom by Russian guno. > Dispatches from Jadvabno that the ? Germans have delivered several stub - born attacks against the Russian i trenches. The attack was preceded by ?ia shower of hand grenades upon the Slav positions. Ail the attacks were repulsed with heavy losses. Near Suwalki four German guns and many prisoners were captured ? from the attacking forces. ? INVASION CONTINUES SUCCESS ! FUL. The Russian invasion of Hungary is continuing its successful advance. fl FIGHTING CONTINUES IN WEST. , LONDON, April 13.?Fighting con y tinues along the west front, with the e point of most intense contact still In 'the region between the Mcuse and 01 Moselle rivers. 1 AUSTRO-GERMAN ARMY h IS IN FULL RETREAT y t "s ROME. April 13.?The Russian em 0 bassy has received a Petrograd dis patch stating that the Austro-German ,1 army in the Carpathians nnd northern Hungary is in full retreat. y .. GERMANY EXPECTED sl TO BECOME ACTIVE ll j t LONDON. April 13.?Germany Is ex ? j pectcd to make the next move in the ' military field and some big stroke in the east or west is thought likely be r fore allies attempt their general spring advance. According to Petrograd re s ports the Kaiser is planning a new campaign to offset the fall of Prze I, mysl and meet the situation in the c Dardanelles. I. FRANCE FINANCING SMALLER NATIONS j PARIS. April 13. ? French Sonatc has passed a bill, which had already x passed the Chamber of Deputies, pro is viding for advancing to Siberia, Bel ls glum. Greece and Montenegro the sum . of $270,000,000. t BUSINESS CONDITIONS IN GERMANY SATISFACTORY 1 LONDON. April 13.?Berlin advices say the business situation iu Germany ?- is fairly satisfactory, although all in j dustries are running on a restricted i- scnle, chiefly because of the virtual 2 cessation of overseas exports, hut as ?- a large proportion of skilled workmen l went into the army the sharp curtail s meat In production was not attended c by a corresponding Increaso In un s employment. Pronounced scarcity of t- workmen prevails in the Industrial i- district about Essen. The demand for - coal is greater than the mines can meet. The production of pig iron is about 55 per cent, of last year. Lo comotive car shops are busy, while ) shipyards arc evidently working on big government ordors. 1 TO PICTURE HORRORS 1 OF MODERN WAR t PARIS, April 13. ? The Carnegie 1 Peace Foundation plans taking moving f pictures of lighting, with Its suffer t Ing, destruction of property, wounded 1 and prisoners, and atrocities, to ho ;? shown In the United States to instill " In people the horror of war. PRIZE FOR DESTROYING GERMAN ZEPPELIN 1 ? I'ARIS, April 13,?The Matin has of i, cred a prize of 23,000 francs ($5000) o for the first aviator who brings down >. a zeppelin in Paris intrenched camp. GERMANY PLANNING WIDER SUBMARINE FIELD ?$? LONDON. April 13.? Maximilian ;?> Harden, lecturing In Berlin, says that r> as soon as Germany has succeeded in extending the radius of action of the f four bigger submarine types they can I. be used for the lavish laying of mines, a und England's uiaste.ry of the sea will be at an'end.