THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. VII., NO. 978. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1916. PRICE TEN CENTS
Violation of Submarine Law Threatened By Germany
REDWOOD CITY. Calif., Jan. 15.?
John D. Sprecklea, multl-mtUlonalre
.sugar magnate is serving two days
In the San Mateo county jail here
for running his automobile w!th the
lights undimmed, In violation of the
Spreckle's attorneys made a legal
fight first for acquittal of the defend
ant. and again for the Imposing of a
fine instead of a jail sentence. Jus
tice of the Peace Seeley said: "Two
?lays." and no argument could move
him to change It to a fine. Mr. Spreck
- els immediately was taken to jail,
and In response to an inquiry wheth
er he wanted his meals Bent in. said
that the prison fare was good enough
Constables arrested Spreckles two
nights ago. while the financier was
on his way to San Francisco.
Come close, children and big folks :
of Juneau and listen. Now get this, i
It's a secret. / :
The Dog'" man Is comlug to Juneau. |
Yes Indeed, and if you don't watch ]
out. he'll ret you.
There, the secret Is out.
This bogie man Is the celebrated
"Billy" Sunday. "Billy." you know.;
is some evangelist, buiieve us. Well. I
"Billy" Sunday is coming to Juneau !
and perhaps he is on his way now.
Never heard about it before? The
Idea. Somebody must have started it.
No. well just read this and wonder.
Thi is clipped from the Washington
Times, of Washington. D. C. Just
read all about It. Here it Is:
"Syracuse. Dec. 14.?With the re
quest for a revival sent by Juneau.
Alaska, which was received today.
"Billy"' Sunday has received petitions
for meetings from the four points of
the compass. The Far East will have
to be satisfied with the campaign of
four weeks in Honolulu. London will
get the evangelist for two weeks.
South American cities have invited
him. but have received no definite
"Four Juneau churches sent lengthy
pettions to Sunday with the sugges
t'on that he could "knock off a few
weeks of his summer vacation In the'
orchards of Oregon. The Juneauites
offered to charter special trains and,
if necessary, use dog trains to trans
port the party. The Invitation will
probably be accepted." '
B. Frank Watson, general agent in
Alaska for the Pacific-Alaska Navi
gation Company, arrived on the Ad
miral Evans today on a business trip
through the Territory. "The Admiral
Line Is again coming into her own."
-aid Mr. Watson. "Beginning March
">. pre will have a weekly service to
and from the Alaskan ports. The Ad
m'ral Watson will soon be ready for
the route and our passenger steam
ers will leave Seattle every seven
day- sailing from the Sound every
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. The
Admiral Farragut will not be taken !
off the northern run. thus we will,
have besides the Farragut the Admlr- j
al Evans ami Admiral Watson sen--:
ing Southeastern and Southwestern
Alaska. Sometime during May the
two new freighters, the company pur
chased tr. the east, the Admiral Se
bree and Admiral Clark, will b"b sent
to the Pacific and shortly after ar
rival will enter the northern trade."
Mr. Watson's headquarters have
been moved from Seward to Seattle,
although he expects to make regular
trios to Alaska throughout the year.
Mr. Watson received congratula
tions today from his many local
friends, over his recent wedding. Mrs.
Watson did not accomoany htm on
the present trip, but will come north
CITY SETTLES CLAIM
Cltv Clerk and Magistrate Pettit.
by his usual diplomacv. has settled
tbo claim against the City of Juneau
which wa-? asked for by J. Ollegreen.
Dur'ng the early part of December,
Mr. Ollegreen. first mate of the steam
er Latouche. fell off a ladder Into the
hopper at the city dock. Ollegreen
was forced to go to the hospital on
account of his fnlnrles. Mr. Pettit
set c? - J62. which was practically
the araoait the claimant lost In wa
4 THE WEATHER 4
t ?4? 4
4 Saturday, Jan. 15. 4
+ Maximum?36. 4
4 Minimum?21. 4
4 Clear. 4
? WRECKS SUB
I AND KILLS 3
NEW YORK. Jan. 15.?Several jack
lea were killed and- several Injured,
when the United States submarine
B-6 was blown up and sunk today in
the Brooklyn Navy Yard. An early
report from the yard police headquar
ters said "twenty were killed and ov
er thirty Injured."
At three o'clock this afternoon the
known dead were three, one of whom!
was killed outright. Two died in the
naval hospital. Twelve men were In
The explosion was said to be due
to the Ignition of hydrogen gas while
the new batteries, an Edison inven
tion. were being recharged.
The explosion blew the submarine
apart. It will be raised.
EXPLOSION KILLS ONE
GIBBONSVILLE. N. J.. Jan. 15. ?
The Dupont Powder Company's acid
house was blown up last night, and
one wac killed and four injured. The
explosion was the eighth within three
months, and deaths due to explosions j
; during that timo have been 30. with
i 29 injured.
U. S. CITIZENS
EL PASO. Jan. 15.?Americans from
Mexico, fearing further trouble with j
Mexican marauders are pouring scores
across the border into El Paso, and
are leaving for widely scattered points
in the United States. A cordon of U.
S. soldiers Is keeping guard between
the Mexican and American quarters,
HUERTAN IS ARRESTED
EL PASO. Jan. 15.?Louis Fuentes, (
a son-in-law of Con. Huerta, called
here by Huerta's death, was arrested
In connection with the American mur
FOR NASAL TROUBLE 1
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 15. ? Miss
Margaret Wilson, daughter of the
President of the United States, was
operated on successfully today, for
nasal trouble. After the operation she
was removed to the home of her aunt.
Mrs. Anna Wilson Howe, the Pres!
L. T. ERWIN SAYS
"Preparedness is the absorbing *
theme of every Congressman in Wash
lngton." said United States Marshal
L. T. Erwin yesterday. He has been
visiting In the city and left on the
Northwestern for Cordova enroute to
"While I was In Washington only n
short time," continued Mr. Erwln.1
"the whole talk surrounded the Pres-!
ident's plan for national defense.i
There will be a light and a bitter one j
on this Issue. The result, one can
hardly predict, although I believe the
plans will go through, to what extent
I cannot say. The tight started im
mediately Congress assembled. It Is
not a partisan tight, as we expected,
but both democrats and republicans
have their decided views absolutely
disregarding their political affilia
"It is also surprising the attitude
many of the congressmen have taken
on the issue. For Instance. Senator
Jones of the State of Washington. Is
opposed to the defense plan, and h<'
comes irom a state wnere me peopie
have been urging fortifications for
their own safety. Senator Jones has
recieved scores of letters from Wash
ington state citizens protesting
against preparedness as outlined.
"The alignment throughout is most
peculiar and it has every member of
congress wondering just what side
his colleague is going to take. The
preparedness proposition is foremost
and that is one reason why I believe
the people of Alaska will bo disap
oointed in many of the appropriations
asked. Take for Instance Secretary
Lane's request for a certain sum for
the Alaska Railroad Commission. An
appropriation will be made, but I hon
estly believe the people will be dis
appointed in the amount."
DESPATCH IN PORT:
NOT "BOOZE" CARRIER
With several hundred tons of fre'ght
and several passengers, the steamer
Despatch has arrived on the channel
and will leave out sometime tonight.
The Despatch Is not the booze ship
she was heralded to be. The wires
became twlRted somewhere and in
stead of bringing 1,200 cases of beer
the Despatch had 12 coses. From
Juneau the Despatch sails for Sitka,
NO COURT SESSION TODAY
All cases set for this week having
been disposed of. Judge Jennings held
no sessions today. Monday, the case
of J. J. McTague against John Sales,
will be called. Both parties are
THE HAGUE, Jan. 15?Ambassa
dor James W. Gerard, to Berlin is
quoted in the German press on tho
Ford peaco expedition and is effect
in Germany, as follows:
".Mr. Ford's plan deserves unquali
fied praise and admiration. I be
lieve all efforts, however fanatic,
which spread peace sentiment, should
be encouraged. Ford started upon
the right principle. Even if ho came
to Berl'n dressed like a clown in
green tights, carrying peace placards
and running up and down Wilhcm
strasse shouting 'peace' I would say
ho deserved praise. You cannot talk
too much of peace but Ford permit
ted himself to be drawn into tho
grave blunders, vitiating the peace ex
pedition. Tho chief blunder was the
presence and influence of foreigners
in an American expedition.
PEACE WORK TO
WAIT ON EORD
THE HAGUE, Jan. 15.?Dr. Charles
F. Aked, of San Francisco, spokosman
for tho Ford peace expedition stated
today that as soon as William Jen
nings Bryan. Henry Fqrd. and Miss
Jane Addams arrived here active!
peace work will be started by tho
"Permanent Peace Board." yosterday
named by ihe peace delegates. The
other members of the board are Dr.
Aked and Mrs. Joscpr Fels of Phila-.
The announcement is the first inti
mation that Mr. Ford would return to
Europe in tho interests of peace.
FORD SHOULD WORRY!
NEW YORK. Dec. 15?According
to the World It Is estimated that tho
cost of Ford's pence Junket will, bo
M44.950. This Is loss than u week's 1
profit of the Ford Motor Company.
* MINERAL LAND +
?S* LEASING BILL +
* PASSES HOUSE +
?> - ? ?fr
?> WASHINGTON. Jan. 15. ? ?
* The mineral land leasing bill +
* affecting seven hundred n&- 4*
f Hon acres of public lands 'n the v
4- United States and Alaska, pass- +
F the House today. This bill +
v provides for the leasing of oil +
?> lands, which heretofore had ?>
* been withdrawn. Formerly oil +
* lands were entered under tho +
?> same method as placer claims. 4
4> + + + + + + * + + <fr + + + *?!
? ? >
"Jack" Dalton, famous Alaska "path
Under," passed through Juneau on the
Northwestern, bound for Cordova. He
expects to visit Seward, and perhaps
Anchorage before returning. His son.;
Jack Dalton, Jr., Is employed by the j
Alaska Railroad Engineering commls- j
sion at Anchorage.
Mr. Dalton believes that the Alaska ;
Ra'lrond Engineering commission has !
bungled the work on the railroad. He j
said last night: "The commission has |
spent two and one-half million dollars.:
and they havo only clx miles of track j
laid. Experience has taught railroad
men that in countries where transpor
tation !s difficult a mile of railroad
should be built over the rockiest kind
of a right-of-way for $26,000."
Mr. Dalton declares that Thomas
Kiggs, Jr., wiicm he cnaracterizcs as
tli? "ablest man on the commission."
has been too much in the background.
"They have put Riggs on the survey
end, In the Interior: they haven't given
lfm a chance, and lie is in high stand
ing in Alaska, as an engineer."
THIELE AND BOYD,
WHO LOST OUTFIT
ON ABLER, TRY AGAIN
Karl Thielc and his partner, Bob.
Boyd, well known miners and traders
of Alaska, are passengers on the Ad
miral Evans today bound for the
westward. Both will go to the Kus
kokwlm over the trail. Sometime in
May. Mr. Thiele will leave the dis
trict and hitting the trail over tho ice;
again, will go south to Seattle for his !
summer's supplies which will be ship
ped north on one of the first boats
leaving the south for the Kuskokwlm.
Both Mr. Thiele and Mr. Boyd are
well known here. They were passen
gers on the power schooner P. J. Ab
ler bound for tho Kuskokwlm late
last fall, with a large outfit Readers
of The Empire will remember the fate
of that craft. Leaving for the Kusko
kwlm she ran into the fiercest of Nor
thern Pacific gales and after being buf
feted about sprang a leak, finally
limping into Gastineau Channel. Dur
ing the progress of the repair work
flames destroyed this sturdy Jfttle
Thiele and Boyd proceeded south
by regular steamer and are now re
I PROPOSES LANE
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 15. ? The
San Francisco Bar Association tele
graphed President Wilson today Its
request that Franklin K. Lane, Bocro
tary of the interior, be appointed Jus
tice of the United States Supreme
Court to succeed the Into Justice Jos
eph Rucker Lamar.
Until tho telegram was forwarded
to Washington the ouly candidate
mentioned for Justice Lamar's post
has been William Howard Taft, for
army 11,560 men
i WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.? If Col.
Theodore Roosevelt Is seeking a scrap
'with the administration over prepar
edness he will get It. Secretary of War
Garrison so indicated In a statement
In which he "called" the former pres
ident for asertlng President Wilson is
endeavoring to appropriate his natlo
al defense policy.
Mr. Garrison, who, on previous oc
: caslons has shown ho does not fear
I to take Issue with the doughty scribe
of Oyster Bay, does not confine hlB at
tack to generalities, but presents doc
umentary evldencb to prove his aser
tlon that whllo President the Colonel
reduced rather than Increased the
strength of tho army.
Instead of borrowing from tho
Roosevelt policies, the Secretary of
War declares the Wilson administra
tion rejected them In making up tho
program of preparedness.
Colonel a Late convert.
"Mr. Roosevelt." said Mr. Garrison
"Is welcomed as a convert upon the
Issue of preparedness, but the front
pew was already filled before his con
version, and he must now rely on the
strength of his voice for recognition."
The Secretary was prompted to re
fresh the Colonol's memory in regard
to a few facts by the publication of
excerpts of a forthcoming magatlno
article in which Col. Roosevelt ac
cuses the adminis tration of trying to
purloin his thunder.
"I observe." fluid Mr. Garrison, "that
Mr. Roosovolt celebrates the Christ
mas season by presenting himself with
all the good things In sight.
"He says, in effect. All policies
(which nre now popular) are mine.'
He resembles the eager boy who (
comes in from play to find a table full j
of 'goodies' prepared by his elders
and. touching all of the most tooth
some, says: 'That's mine, and that's
mine, and so's that!'
Shows Roosevelt Reduced Army
" 'Preparedness' was with him, an
acquired taste. Others brought it for
ward und urged it upon the attention
of the people, and it was only after he j
found that It suited their tasto that ;
he became vocal in its behalf.
"Standing In awe, as I do. of Mr. (
Roosevelt, nnd being fearful of his
wrath, it is with hesitation, I point out
to him that this administration has
not only refrained from following one
of his policies but has on tho contrary
repudiated it. ,
"One of his policies was to reduce |
the enlisted strength of the army of i
tho United States. I
"Mr. Roosevelt became President on (
the fourteenth day of September. ;
"On the thirty-first day of May. ,
1902. the Secretary of War (Mr. Root) ,
'by the direction of the President' (
(Mr. Roosevelt), issued an order re- \
ducing the enlisted strength of the j
cavalry from 15,840 to 14,040; of the >
artillery from 1S.862 ta 17,754, and of |
tho infantry from 88,520 to 29,880; or ,
a total reduction in tho enlisted
strength of the United StatOB Army
To Challenge Careless Talkers
Secretary Garrison's statement Is
regarded here Is an Indication thnf ;
the administration dees not Intend to
pass without challenging the care
less tatemcnts of any recognized po
litical enemy. Recently Mr. Garrjson
took Issue with former President Taft
when he made some carol* ss remarks
about the situation In thePhlllpplnes,
and prior to that ho censured Goncral
Leonard Wood for allowing Col Roose
velt to make a political addross at a
The War Secretary, although of an
affable disposition, 13 keen for a tight
when I10 believes that some one Is
seeking to make capital at the ox
pense of the party In power, and ap
parently can unllmbcr stinging darts
as readily an 6hafts c-f wit. Apparent
ly he has buckled on his ; rmor for a
real go with Col. Roosevelt.
Mr. Garrison bellevoc the adminis
tration's national defonse policy Is ad
quale and In this he Is supported by
the. Prao.dont.. Whether Congress
agrees hns not yet been ascertained.
DYESTUFF FAMINE MAY
CAUSE U. S. TO DEMAND
COTTON RELEASE OF ENGLAND
WASHINGTON. Jan. 15.?It Is re
ported that so tense* has the dye sit
uation become that on appeal to the
Unitod States authorities will be made
to compel Great Britain to release
cotton so that Germany will permit
the exportation of aniline dyes.
?cV 0 ?
The Empire Is a producer of print
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15.? Letters
found !n Captain Franz von Papen's
offects and seized by British naval
officers Thursday at Falmouth, while
Von Papcn was proceeding homo, re
veal ugly reference to and criticism
of President Wilson and his adminis
The disclosures Involve several Ger
man consuls In the United States,
somo of whom may be requested to hit
the trail for homo, as a rcsuIL
The State Department this morn
ing received cabled copies of the cor
respondence taken from the recalled
German milltnry attache. Entries in
von Papen's notes show that be paid
money to persons now charged with
conspiracy to dynamite munitions
plnnts and cripple shipping In the Unit
ed States. One notation showed the
payment of $500 to the German con
sul at Seattle Just prior to the dyna
mite explosion there.
Ambassador von Bernstorff dis
claimed yesterday any knowledge of
Von Papen's alleged nets In connec
tion with the dynamite plots.
SEATTLE CONSUL OEN1ES
DYNAMITE PLOT FINANCING
ATLANTA. Ga? Jan. 15.?Wllhelm
Mueller former German consul at Se
attle, vigorously denied that $500 paid
him by Captain von Papen had been
used for any purpose except than to
help Germans to get to. New York
NEW YORK, Jan. 15.?Mrs. J'ank
hurst was ordered excluded from the
United States by a special board of j
Inquiry today, as an undesirable alien.!
The suffragette leader will appeal.
MRS. EMMELINE PANKHURST
ARRIVES IN NEW YORK
NEW YORK-. Jan. 15.?Mrs. Em
incline Pankliurst, England'3 most mil
itant suffragette, whose campaign of
ilestructlveness was ended by the out
break of the European war, arrived in
New York today.
SEIZED AT SEATTLE
SEATTLE. Jan. 15.?Two bottles of
whiskey received by parcels post from
Alaska were confiscated today by the
luthorltles, as a violation of the dry
The name of the sender was not
U. S. SHIPPING GAIN
SHOWN SINCE THE WAR
WAS1IINGTON, Jan. 15.?The Star
jays: In the first year of the war the
tonnage of shlp3 under the American
bag have Increased 460,741 tons, and
there was a gain of 389 vessels, with
jn aggregate gross tonnage of 795,
591, In American shipping registered
'or foreign trade. In tonnage and val
ue merchant shipping under the Am
erican flag Is surpassed only by that
under the British flag, and In tonnage
It equals that under any two foreign
nags, combined, except the British.
The nearest approach to 1915 in Im
portance of changes In American mer
chant sltlpplng was during 1863 and
IS64, when the confederate cruisers
were in operation, and 523,064 tons
of American sli pping were sold to
YAf^KS RETURNING FROM
THE CANADIAN FARMS
WASHINGTON. Jan. 15.?Accord
ing to reports received by the de
partment of labor, the tide of Amer
ican Immigration to Canada has now
turned, and American farmers who
went there are returning to escapo
conscription. They became natural
ized citizens to obtain state lands, and
now fear official action as well as
? ? ? ? ?
"GREATEST HOTEL" WILL
BE BUILT THIS YEAR
NEW YORK, Jan. 15.?The con
struction of the Inrgest hotel In the
world, to cost $10,000,000 and to con
tain .1000 room3, will begin early this
year In >Jew York City. The new
structure will be located near the
Grand Central Station and will be 26
PROVIDENCE JOURNAL SAYS
' GERMAN PLAN TO BUY BIG
PLANT WAS THWARTED
PROVIDENCE, It. I.. Jan. 15.?Tho
Journal claims that Journal agents
made an offer of $17,500,000, for the
Union Metallic Cartridge Company of
Bridgeport. last sp.'ing. A New York
banker at a sacrifice of $1,000,000 to
$2,000,000 blocked the trade, It Is as
HfVA Tho ??? ??
FIFTY OF CREW
THOUGHT TO BE
LOSJL AT SEA
MALTA, Jan. 15.? Fifty members
: of tho crew of the British steamship
Clan MacFarlaue, which was torped
oed In tho Mcdlttoranoan sea by a sub
mar'ne of tho Teutonic alliance, have
been given up for lost. The crow
left tho sinking vessel In the life
boats. none of which have been re
j ported found.
SUNK; 25 DROWNED
LONDON, Jan. 15. ? The Spanish
steamship Bayo has been sunk with
a loss of life of 25, members of hei
crew, !n the Mediterranean. Tho of
ficial advices say the Bayo struck a
mine and went down In five minutos.
SCOUT CRUISER SUNK
HOME, Jan. 15.? An official state
ment Issued by tho Italian admiralty
lays that a French submarine has
torpedoed and sunk an Austrian scout
] eru.'ser In the; Adriatic Sea. The
! cruiser was a vessel of 3,200 tons.
LONDON, Jan. 15.?It was official
, ly announced last night that Baron
' Ihclnisford had been appointed Vic
eroy of India, to succeed the late Bar
j on Hardinge.
Tho new governor general^ former
i ly was governor of Qucenstown.
NEW SHIPPING BILL
SOON IS TO BE
FILED IN CONGRESS
NEW YORK. Jan. 15.?Tho New
. York Herald saya today that the ad
ministration's new shipping bill will
j be Introduced in Congress soon and
will be the center of more controversy
i1 ban any othor measure this winter,
except the national defense program.
The final draft of tho bill is not com
pleted, but the changes will be of
minor importance, with the possible
exception of tho ownership by the
ovcrnment of stocks in corporations
which lease new ships from tho gov
rnment. Tho underlying Idea of the
bill is to borrow money at 3 percent
and build ships and lease them. Of
ficials have been Informed that prl
vato Interests would be willing to
lea c ut an annual rental of 8 percent
>f the value of tho ships, lessors pay
ing tho charges for repairs and in
surance. This would leavo the gov
ernment i profit of 5 percent a year.
Estimating the life of n hull at 25
years the government would get its
money back in twenty years and have
in addition a hull cf more or less
president bush says
NEW YORK, Jan. 1G.?Predictions
i hat the railways before many years
would abandon steam locomotives for
electrification arc made by B. F. Bush,
-cceiver of the Missouri Pacific-Iron
Mountatn Railway system. Tho pres
ent condition of railway finances, he
said, was retarding the electrification.
Ho said that preparations for tho in
stallation of electric power had been
made on the Denver & RioGrande, the
presidency of which ho recently re
morse buys boats
NEW YORK. Jan. 15.?Charles W.
Morse has bought four freight boats
now in service on the Great Lakes
and will bring them to Now York to
relievo tho freight congestion. Tho
contract was signed to purchase the
vessels at n cost of more than $500,
000 from tho Mutual TransP. company
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BERLIN, Dec. 15.?Germany is be
lieved to be planning to violate all
rules of submarine warfare as laid
down by the United States, it was in
dicated today when tne German gov
ernment's reply to the British govern
ment In the Baralong case was made
In its reply, published today, the
German government takes the ground
that Great Britain no longer desires
to observe the requirements of Inter
national law In regard to submarines,
as Interpreted by the State Depart
ment of the United States, and breaks
off negotiations on this subject.
I Germany charged several months
ago that tho British ship Baralong
ran down a German submarine, while
the British ship flew the United
States colors. Tho Germans alleged
further that the marines from tho
submarine were shot to death as they
were trying to save their lives.
Great Britain's reply, tho German
government says, was an expression
of willingness to have tho question de
cided by U. S. naval officers.
Newspapers In Berlin contain veil
ed hints that stern reprisals will be
ACTUAL BLOCKADE OF
GERMANIC ALLIES IS
THREAT OF BRITAIN
LONDON, Jan. lo.?That Great Bri
tain soon will announce the establish
ment of an actual blockade of Ger
many Is the opinion of Americans In
close touch with the government.
KAISER OUT AGAIN,
NEWS AGENCY SAYS
BERLIN, Jail. 15.?Emperor William
made several public appearances In
Berlin today, according to tho Over
seas News Agency.
OF HIS BIRTHDAY
EUR LIN, Jan. 15. ? Tho Overseas
News Agency announced that Emper
or William has requested that h!s
forthcoming birthday anniversary be
"The Emperor prefers to have any"
celebration of his birthday anniver
sary devoted to thoughts of tho Fa
therland's victory In the war, and
prayer to that end," the communica
NEW YORK, Jan. 15.?Two German
clerks In the foreign exchange depart
ment of the National City Bank have
been forced to resign on a charge of
falling to notify the bank and the Na
tional Surety company, which went
on their bonds, cf a change In resi
dence. Tho occurrerco was said to
mark the beginning of a systematic
effort on tho part of the bank to rid
Itself of a number of Germans In Its
NEW YORK. Jan. 15.?The Sun pre
dicts that the United States' exports
of arms and ammunition, which new
average $2,500,000 dally, will Increase
tremendously during the next year,
reaching their high point by the mid
dle of March. By that time all of the
factories will have attained their max
FRANCE BUYS GRENADES.
PITTSBURGH. Jan. 16.?Contracts
for 100,000,0000 hand grenades for the
French government have been placed
with a syndicate of Eastern Pennsyl
vania Iron foundries.
LATE NEWS BULLETINS
TACOMA?When the gasoline pas
senger launch Victor 11. capsized at
noon today off Point Defiance, Walter,
7 years, and Florence, 14 years, chil
dren of O. G. Fowler, and an uniden
tified girl, were known to have been
drowned, and three or four others
lost their Uvea. It Is feared. Thcro
were fifteen aboard the craft.
WASHINGTON?Senator NclRon. of
Minnesota and former Speaker Jos
eph G. Cannon are lending the fight
against the $2,000,000 Alaska railroad
appropriation. They Intend to fight
not only the regular appropriation but
the emergency appropriation as well.
BUILD MORE FREIGHTERS
SEATTLE ?The Seattle Construe
tlon & Drydock Company has secur
ed the contract to build three more
steel freighters at a total cost of $3,
000,000 for the Atlantic service.
VAST PROPERTY DAMAGE
LONDON?Rotterdam reports that
at tidal wave coming off the North
Sea destroyed the railroad to Dord
recht. Forty thousand Inhabitants of
nnd vast property damage inflicted.
A dispatch from Hamburg says the
river Elbe has overflowed its banks,
doing big damage.
HUGE WAR ORDER
NEW YORK?Through J. P. Mor
gan Russin has just placed orders for
32.000 machine guns costing forty mil
lions, and through the National City
Bank an order for ten million shells,
half of them high explosive, at a cost
of $16.50 per shell.
MILK SHIPMENTS TABOED
WASHINGTON?Germany has pro
tested the action of France in refus
ing to -allow American condensed
milk and other baby foods being pass
ed through the blockade to German
NEW ARCTIC CLUB
SEATTEE?A permit for the new
$300,000 Arctic Club building was ap
plied for today.
TO PROMOTE HARRIS
WASHINGTON? President Wilson
will send to the Senate probably Mon
day the name of Chief Engineer Fred
ericwk R. Harris to be oh'or nt ?>...
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