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BY TELEGRAPH SULZER FOR PRESIDENT. MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 27.—Several delegates to the convention who are in the city tonight assert that they intend to file the name of William riulzer. formerly governor of New York, on the Minnesota primary bal lot as a candidate for the presidency on the Prohibition ticket. WILSON FIFTYNINE. HOT SPRINGS Va Dec 27 President Wilson will attain his fifty-ninth birthday here tomorrow, several of his immediate family tak tng pan with him in a quiet cele bration GETTING THE MONEY WASHINGTON. I) f Dec. 27. Secretary of the Navy Daniels an nouneed today that a wage Increase of from eight to thirty-six cents i day had been granted to all the employees of the government navy cards CAUGHT AT LAST PORTLAND. Ore. I>ec 27 Frana W Stone, long sought for complic! ty in the Washington State Indus trial frauds, and who has up to this date succeeded in eluding the officers, was caught in this city today and arrested forthwith WANT CONNECTION WASHINGTON. I> C.. Doc. 27 The American Association of Com merce and Trade of Berlin today sent a wireless message to the speaker of the House of Represen tatives and to several prominent individuals urging upon ail of them the very pressing need for the speedy establishment of cable con nections between tile United States and Germany. FOR BUILDING BOATS. LOS ANGELES, Dec 27 With a capitalization of four and one-half million, four capitalists from th • east have filed articles of incorpora tion of a company which will have for its purpose the building of sub marines and cruisers for the United States government. In fact, stated one of the representatives of the concern, the company will be pre pared to undertake the manufacture of any kind of vessel or war mate ial that the government needs. WHITLOCK LEAVING. NEW' YORK. Dec 27—Brand Whitlock, ambassador to Belgium, who came home on leave of absence in consequence of ill health, will sail from this city tomorrow to re sume his duties abroad It is not known definitely whether he will re turn to Brussels or go to Havre the nominal seat of the BeigV.n government. HOLDING TS ANNUAL WASHINGTON. I). C.. Dec. 27. The American Civic association, which was formed in 1904 by merger of the American League for Civic Improvement and the Americar Park and Outdoor Art association, i.o'ds its eleventh annual convention here, beginning tomorrow. The associa tion has led in the effort to com bine and make efficient the country wide effort for civic bettermen■. it also directs a national campaign against the “typhoid" fly. TRIAL NEARLY OVER. LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27.—Schmidt took the stand in his own da*>'t.se today and denied ail the charges that have been filed against him in connection with the dynamite out cages. He was the last witness tor the defense, and when the evi dence was all in, Prosecuting Attor ney Noel began his address to the jury It is probable that the case will go ’o the jury on Wee nesday LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27.- Prose cuting Attorney Noel is arg.hr. lor the return of a verdict of first de gree murder against Schmidt WIRELESS BILL LARGE. NEW YORK, Dec. 27 -That Henry ford will have a wire.ess hill to pay that will amount to at bv-v-t ■coO.rOO was 0'-.' statement uade bv one of the operators of the it-.mi’r 11 ic‘ on w-hich his party t a-e'ea DETROIT. Dec. 27 -A belated tele gram received today by Mrs. Henry Ford says that her husband is ill. this being the reason of his hurried departure. Ho will come direct from New York to this city. SUNK WITHOUT WARNING. WASHINGTON, D. C.. Doc. 27. American Consul Briston has cabled that the Japanese liner Yasaks Marti was stink ty sn Austrian submarine • .ithout any warning ha-cine been given, and Secretary Lansing is now conducting a most complete investi gation into the affair BREAK EXPECTED. NEW YORK, Dec. 28.—Late to night, advices were received iiom Washington to the effect that the ■ ia'.e department expects \ or' ak in diplomatic relations between (he i cited States and Austria t> occur at cnee. The fears of the adminis tration on this score are negligible, as the trade relations between Aus 11 ia and the United States a e of verv little consequence. PRESS UNFAIR. NEW YORK. Dec. 28.— .imam Boy Ed, formerly naval at lac ho at :he German embassy, departing 'or lic-me today, said that he had been made the victim of unfair news paper controversy MOTION DENIED NEW YORK. Dec. 28—The mo lion to dismiss the suit of the Untied States vs. the New Haven Hart ford railroad, made on behalf of V. illiam Rockefeller and other de fendants, was today denied bv leisure Hunt. BIG XMAS MAIL WASHINGTON, I). C.. D-c. 28 — There was a large Increase in the weight of the Christmas malls this year, according to an announcement made by Postmaster-General Burle son today. The increases in the various zones ranged from 15 to 10 per cent heavier than in previous years. WARDEN REMOVED. ALBANY, N. Y., Dec. 28.— Thomas Osborne, the millionaire warden of Sing Sing, will soon be removed from office on account of the sub stantiation of charges preferred against him The county grand Jury has just completed an investigation of the charges and certa a indict ments have been returned against Osborne. A successor to the office has already been named. HIGHER UPS CAUGHT NEW YORK, Dec. 28.—Indict ments have been returned against Representative Frank Buchanan, for mer Representative H. R. Fowler, David Lamar, Frank 3. MournJacob S. Taylor, Frank von Rieutalen and H. B. Martin, charging them with conspiracy against the government in the encouragement of strikes among the laboring men in the nu nit ion factories, I ROOSEVELT WINS SYRACUSE. N Y Dec. •» Hi. | odore Roosevelt was today allowed a verdirt of $144,552 again i " ii liam Barnes This was me i osis j and disbursements of the libel uit that the Republican leader in New York started against Teddi. and which he lost DIED WITH PET SEATTLE. Dec 28.—When be | learned that the city had electro- j cuted his dog. Prince Ito, Gem go S Wall committed suicide Wall ta-.l been unable tj pay the cit t.i. on ! his dog ami it was at irdiugly killed. HAS GRIPPE EPIDEMIC PITTSBURG. Dec. 23. The pi dentic (.1 grippe and pneumonia ;hat lias been sweeping through the ta*e 1 has reached this city ami uuhi rmis deaths have already resulted STORMS PREVAIL. WASHINGTON L> C . I' c. 29 Violent storms amt extreme1 >!d 1 w eat In i prevail throughout the | greatei part ol the count! and the weather bureau ran give promise ol no immediate relief. A terrific ! storm raged ali last nigh" on the ALT. " 1 • aid at 1 it is fea.ed that much damage to shipping has resulted. The Sayville w P oles, ,;a tin-ii wits lendered completely li-lji less. the entire apparatus being I blow n down, and sleet and snow ! have crippled the wire comnmnica tion throughout the east today The storm si-omed to bo central ovei i Ohio. COLD IN MONTANA. HELENA. Dec. 29 With the tiler | mometer registering below zero, tin coldest weather at this se son In years is being experienced through out the state. OREGON SHIVERING. PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 29 The < coldest weather of the year is re- j polled front a’,! parts of the state. BLIZZARD IN OHIO. CLEVELAND O, Dee. 29. -In this city and throughout the state a bliz zard is raging which in many piaees is paralyzing traffic. STORMS SPREADING CHICAGO, Dec 29.—The storm is i reported tonight to be spreading in all directions. It is increasing in j violence in this city and causing great hindrance to traffic and much ! suffering. WILL STILL DANCE. SEATTLE, Dec. 29—After a meet- ; ing of the Hotel Men's association it i was announced that dancing and ' such entertainment will be employed to take the place of liquor as an at- ' traction to the various resorts, after ' the first of the year. This will be carried on in hotel dining rooms as well as cafes, and, in addition to orchestras, other entertainers will j be employed. BIG TIME EXPECTED. SEATTLE. Dec. 29.—An uproari ous time is expected here on Friday the last day that the saloons ot ' the city will be permitted to stay open. Chief of Police I,ang sai 1 this afternoon that the police court will be held on the street Friday evening and the patrolmen will bo given instructions as to how to handle the crowd. According to the instructions already given to hotel, cafe and saloon proprietors, people will be allowed to remain in the cafes all night if they choose, pro vided they have purchased their liq uor prior to midnight. Great prep- j aratlons are being made by the cafe ! proprietors to handle the crowds, which It is confidently expected will be greater than have attended any previous New Year’s celebration in the city. WARRANTS ISSUED. NEW YORK, Dec. 29.—Warrants , have been issued for the arrest of l Representatives Buchanan and Fowl- | er. of Illinois, and the other men j indicted on conspiracy charges, and ; sent to Washington. It is under- J stood that, availing themselves of their congressional prerogatives, the j two congressmen will resist arrest. HER STORY, NEW YORK, Dec. 29, Dr. Cecilc j L. Oriel, the American woman who ! was on the Italian liner Ancona on . November 10, when that vessel was attacked by an Austrian submarine, arrived here today and made a state ment to agents of the state depart ment. She asserts that the steamer was given no warning by the sub marine before the firing of the tor pedoes, She adds that there was great confusion on board, but re fuses to tell how the crew behaved She also says she would prefer to have been one of those who were , lost than do anything that would plunge America into war with Aus- ' tria. Mrs. Oriel is a well known physi- : clan She was a medical director j of the Manhattan trade school, but ; resigned that post and spent much time traveling abroad, studying the j hospital systems of Europe. NO BOOZE, NO SERVICE. SPOKANE, Dec. 29—There will be no more owl cars on the street j railways after the first of the year. \ the companies having announced that [ the service will be suspended. They ! claim that the principal patrons of the owl cars are those that freouent saloons, and with the latter closed there would not be sufficient business to pay for running the cars. CASE NEARLY OVER. LOS ANGELES. Dec. 29.—'The Schmidt case will undoubtedly go to the jury tomorrow afternoon. It j was expected that it would have j been closed today, but the arguments are lasting longer than was expect i ed. Specal Prosecutor James W. j Noel charges that Matthew A. Schmidt was a confederate of the : McN amara brothers and was the I purchaser of the nitro-gelatin with which the Los Angeles Times build ing was destroyed five years ago. with the loss of a score of lives. This nitro-gelatin was stored in a house in San Francisco, owned by a man named Bryant, stated Noel, and it ! was from this store that the Me Namaraa got their supply. He also declared that there was purchased more than a ton of dynamite, 500 quarts of nitro-glycerine and 500 pounds of nitro-gelatin. He ask-i the conviction of Schmidt on the charge of murder in the first degree. DILLER CLOSES. SEATTLE. Dec. 29—The Hotel Diller. one o', the most noted hos telries of the city, was closed toda;; on account of the fact that the present lessees of the building were unable to ohtain a suitable lease renewal. QUITE A MIXUP. WASHINGTON. D. C, Dec 29. Representatlve Buchanan, of Illinois announced today that he will retain his seat in congress in order to be in i>osition to press his charges again United States District Attor ney Marshall, of New York. Bu chanan is one of the men Indicted by the New York grand jury on a conspiracy charge in connection with the inciting of laboring men in mu nition factories to strike. He charges that Marshall failed to prosecute persons for illegally shipping explo sives, slandered and defamed inno cert persons, and violated the eight hour law Two days after preferring the charge, he failed to appear be fore the committee to substantiate it. but was promised another oppot tunlty after the holidavs VOLUNTEER ARRESTED CHICAGO, l)ee 29 Fred .1. Clarke formerly teller of the Canadian Haul, of Commerce in .Saskatchewan, who recently resigned his position and announced his intention of starling f >r Fug land to gi\e bis • ■ ■ r ■>' i ■ to his country, was taken into cits tody in this city today by detec tlves wlio arrested him and are he’d !ng him pending the arrival of the Canadian autliorilies with a warrant charging him with embezzling the funds of the bank in which he was employed HIS PREDICTION WASHINGTON D C tv.. pi !n a paper - I ! • 1 in hefm the American Sociological society, which met in this city yesterday. Colonel Roosevelt stated that war would h • abolished about the same time it became unnecessary to police the streets of New York city In other words. nevrer. SHIP IN DISTRESS. NEW YORK". Dee 29 Th- Greek steamship Thessalonlka, from Pir aeus for this city, with 200 souls aboard, is reported to be in distress 200 miles off Sandy Hook. Cut ters are rushing to the assistance of the vessel, which Is the prop erty of the Greek lines and plys reg ularly between this port and Piraeus. The cause of the trouble is un known. The S. O. ft. call wa flashed. URGES CHINESE TRADE. SEATTLE, Dec. 29.—In an ad dress delivered to the business men of Seattle at a luncheon given in his honor, Thomas Sammons, Pnlt ed Slates Consul General at Shang hai. urged upon his eager listeners the necessity of the Pnited States going after the trade of China im mediately. PROTEST ENTERED. SEATTLE. Dor. 30.—This morn the Seattle Mr-lting & Brewing company, famous as the brewers of Rainier beer, made application In the federal court for an injunction directed against the attorney gen eral. The company seeks to prohibit the attorney genera! from enforc ing that section of the law which stops the manufacture of malt li quors In the State of Washington and which will become effective at om second after 12 tomorrow night. TAFT HONORED NEW YORK, Dec. 30.—There was launched in this city today by the biggest men in the United States the plans for what will be known as the World Court of Judicial In vestigation. As honorary president of the court William Howard Taft has been unanimously chosen The active president of the board will be John Hays Hammond. NOTE FORWARDED. WASHINGTON, D. C„ Dec. 30 Ambassador Penfield has cabled to the state department that the Aus trian reply to the second American r.cte has been delivered to him. It contains three thousand words ami will probably be before President Wilson and Secretary of State Lan sing tomorrow morning. High offi cials here, whom, it is presumed, have been informed of the salient features of the reply, intimate that the situation as it now stands give*: greater hopes that diplomatic rela tions may be preserved between the two countries, the note indicating an opportunity for settlement along lines acceptable to both the United States and Austria. It is also reported from Vienna that Americans there who are unable to show birth or naturalization cer tificates are unable to leave because the German consuls refuse to vise their passports. IDAHO TOO. BOISE, Idaho. Dec. 30.—Prohibi tion becomes effective in this city at midnight Friday. One hundred and fifty saloons are affected. The major portion of the state has been dry for some time, under a local option provision. NO CLUB DOPE. OLYMPIA. Dec. 30.—The attor ney general of the state has ruled that social clubs will not be allowed to maintain lockers in their rooms after the first of the year, when the prohibiion law goes into effect. SCHMIDT CONVICTED. LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30. Mat thew A. Schmidt was today convict ed by a jury of murder, after a trial lasting about two months, for parti cipation in the dynamiting outrages which culminated in the blowing up of the Los Angeles Times building five years ago. when twenty persons lost their lives. It was charged by the prosecuting attorney ttiat Schmidt was the purchaser of the nitro-gelatin with which the build ing was wrecked. The attorneys for Schmidt, as soon as the verdict was rendered gave notice that they would appeal the case. As soon as the foreman of the jury announced the verdict. Olaf Tvletmoe. secretary treasurer of the California trades council, loudly declared that the result of the trial meant Industrial war. STILL HONEYMOONING. WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec 30 — It was announced today that Presi dent Wilson will extend his honey moon at Hot Springs, Va., until next Wednesday, instead of returning to the White House oil Monday, as h? at first intended doing. CLIMBING HIGH. HOT SPRINGS, Va, Deo. 30 — President Wilson and his bride this afternoon scaled Flag rock, a lofty Appalachian peak, from which they could view forty-seven mountain tops within a range of sixty miles. COLD EVERYWHERE. WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec 30 — The cold wave that has had the country in its grasp for the pas' two days continues with unabated severity throughout the east and as far west as the Rocky mountains. BOUGHT SHORT. TACOMA, Dec. 30.—Many of the local saloons are already out of whiskey and unable to get it. Even Seattle is unable to fill orders as the saloons and wholesale houses there all report that they are run ning short. Nevertheless a very lively time Ls anticipated tomorrow night. IS IN LINE. INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 20.—At a love-feast held this evening of the leading Republicans of the state, for mer Vice-President Fairbanks was indorsed for the Republican nami nation for president. He was a candidate at the Republican national convention in 1908, received 40 votes on the first ballot, the only one taken. W. H. Taft, receiving suffi cient votes to secure his nomination Mr. Fairbanks’ name was not pre sented to the 1912 convention. VESSEL 8AFE. NEW YORK. Dec. 30—Another wireless message was today received from the Greek steamer Thessa lonika. en route frrom Piraeus to this port, which reported trouble yesterday. The word received today ; • ■ 't th ■ \ 'is. | js not badly damaged and is making her way here slowly. She has a complement d 300 on board GOVERNOR PASSES BATON ROUGH. La., Dec. 30. \\ infield Scott Hammond, Demo viatic governor of Minnesota, died suddenly at Clinton, a neighboring village, today. He was fifty two years of age. having been bom in Massachusetts In 1863. Prior to his election as governor in 1914 he was a member of congress. ST PAUL. Dec. 30.—Lleut.-Gov. ■I A. A. Burnqulst, who becomes governor of Minnesota, following the death of Governor Hammond, is a Republican, as are all of the mem bers of the present state government SHIPPING INCREASES. SLA I I LK. Dec. 31.—The shipping tei the past year of this port amounts to two hundred and sixty five millions, an Increase of one hundred and one millions over last year. The biggest gain in the tils torj of Seattle Js shown. KILLS FAMILY. TEXARKANA. Ark.. Dec. 31 — Bee Maur Mayfield was arrested here today charged with having mur dered his mother, father and bro ther with an axe. WILL SWITCH OVER. 1ACOMA, Dec. 31 It was ascer tained that about half of the exist ing liquor places in the city will remain in business, selling soft dr nks Instead of hard ones. Great preparations are being made for the celebration of New Year’s eve tee night and large crowds are expected down town. TO HOLD RECEPTION. HOT SPRINGS, Va„ Dec 31. President Wilson will hold a recep tion at the hotel where he and his wife are stopping and will give the Hot Springs winter colony a chance to shake his wife’s hand. CELEBRATE TO LAST. SEATTLE, Dec. 31.—The greatest crowd in the history of Seattle is exitected to be down town tonight to attend the New' Year’s celebra tion and witness the passing of the selling of liquor in the cafes and saloons Most of the celebrating will have to be done on beer, as practically all whiskies and wines have been sold out. Over a million dollars has been spent in the last few days on the resort proprietors’ campaign of preparedness. Seattle is the largest city in the United States to go dry tomorrow. Chief of Police Lang has Instructed the ’atrolmen to use the strong arm methods on rowdies and insists that he will keep the celebrating within reasonable bounriu If snowing hero tonight. THEY'RE AFTER HIM WASHINGTON. I). C., Dec. 31.— President Wilson’s policy toward the Teutons, it is believed by many, may defeat him for the 1916 nomina tion. German and Austrian sympa thizers in America are bombarding congress with assertions to the ef fect that, instead of being neutral, the President has been brutal in his notes to Austria in regard to the Ancona incident. NOTE ARRIVES. WASHINGTON, D. C„ Dec. 31.— The official text o£, the Ancona note has been received from Austria, ar riving this morning. The department of state officials are now busy at the work of translating it and will be engaged in the work for several hours yet. Officials who have read the unofficial version of the reply received from London wrere much gratified at its nature. They say that, while further negotiations are prob able, they w’ill be only in regard to minor points, for Austria has met the chief issues demanded by Amer ica. SPORTS BY TELEGRAPH ONLY ONE FIGHT. CHICAGO, Dec. 27.—Jess Willard, the present holder of the heavy weight championship belt, has tele graphed Fulton, whom he is to meet in New Orleans during the Mardi Gras celebration, that there will be no ether match between the champion and any other heavy weight until Willard and Fulton face each other in the ring at the Crescent City. And Willard assured Fred Fulton that this w'as the truth, no matter what the New Orleans promoters told him. TEN ROUNDS FOUGHT. NEW YORK, Dec. 28.—Kid Lewis, of England, and Willie Ritchie, for mer lightweight champion of the world, met in a ten-round bout this evening before a local club. Lewis outfought Ritchie in every one of the rounds with the exception of one, and was clearly entitled to the newspaper decision. The result of the contest was somewhat of a surprise as Ritlchie was clearly the favorite in the betting. ATHLETE DIES. ST. RAUL, Dec. 29.—Thomas L Shevlin, famous Yale athlete and one of the greatest football players the game has ever known, died in this city today in the prime of life, as a result of an attack of pneu monia. Although a millionaire, Mi ihevlin was a hard worker. This season it was old Tom Shevlin that went to New Haven before the Yale game and whipped the blue eleven into shape for the game with Princeton. BOUT CALLED OFF. NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 29.—Tom Jones, manager of Jess Willard, the heavyweight champion of the world, this afternoon definitely declared off the match which was to have taken place In this city on March 4 be tween Willard and Fred Fulton. Since the announcement of the ar rangement of the match there ha3 been much condemnation of It, news papers throughout the country hold ing that Fulton had no possible chance with the champion, and that there were other men more entitled to a match. No newspaper in the country warmed up to the match, even the Denver press showing no hankering for it. It is probable that another fight may be arranged for the same time and place, some other heavyweight being substituted for Fulton. Frank Moran, who re cently defeated Coffey, is picked by many as the most worthy opponent of the champion. WERE JOYRIDING. NEW YORK, Dec. 31—James J Corbett, the former heavyweight champion, and his wife, were ser iously Injured here today in an au tomobile smash. Monday Athens reports today are to the effect that King Constantine, ot Greece, has submitted what practi rally amounts to an ultimatum to the Emperor of Germany. One re port has it that he has ordered that all soldiers of the Teutonic allies I stay off Greek soil, while the )th>>r is t0 the effect that Turks and Iiulgars only are barred. The for mer means that Greece will not countenance the pursuit to Saloniki of the Anglo-French-Italian troops now entrenched there, while the lat ter merely means that the Iiulgars and Turks, the ancient enemies ot the Greeks, will not be allowed to enter Greek territory King Constantine is said to be very ill, his condition being de scribed as serious. He is troubleo with pleurisy. King Peter, of Serbia, is now safe on allied 'erritory. He and his court arrived today at Brindisi. Italy. They will proceed to Rome from which city the government of the Serbs will be dispensed tem porarily. j General Castelnan, chief of staff of the French army, is authority for the statement that the Germans will never be able to storm the al lied strongholds at Saloniki. He says that the fortifications erected by the allies will prove to be an effective defensive to any kind of artillery the Gentians can bring into use. This statement, together with the reported stand of King Constantine, is the cause for much relief among the allied leaders, ac cording to London reports. The London Daily Mail is report ed to be the authority for the statement that David Lloyd George will resign from the British cabinet if Premier Asquith does not adhere to his promise to apply compulsion to unmarried men who have so far refused to join the army. Winston Chur* hill has returned to London from the Dardanelles, and his arri val in that city is the occasion for much comment. London and Paris dispatches tell | of the sinking of several ships by submarines within the past few days The British steamship Yeddo. en route from Calcutta to New York, was among those torpedoed, all cf the members of her crew being saved. Two smaller boats are also reported to have been sunk, their crews be ing saved. The French steamship \ Ille do la Clotat has bepn sunk by a submarine In the Mediterran can Her passengers and crew of 79 were lost. Tuesday Dispatches from London today as cert that, ilthough no official an nouncement has been mae.e, con st tiption in a limited form has been decided uoon by the Krltish cabinet. The terms ot the conscription will !>• such tit at single men only will be compelled to take tip arms in their country's cause. This will mean teat Premier Asquith’s pledge to the mart! d tner who volunteered under the Earl of Derby's proposal will he preserved. It is expected that the conscrip tion measure, when officially an nounced, will meet with considerable opposition. It is the first time in England's history that sucl. a mea sure has had to be resorted to to fill the ranks of her armies. On the other hand, men who are able to go to war and who have not volunteered, are severely condemned by a large part of the population of the British Isles. Nine Austrian and German sub marines are reported to have been either sent to the bottom of the Mediterranean or captured during the past week, according to the an nouncement made by the French war office. The report also ; fates that British and French war ves sels of all c’asses are now using every effort to rid the Mediterranean of the underseas craft of their ene mies. Dispatches from Rome assert that an Italian steamship has been tor pedoed off the coast of Sicily neat Catania. Flight lives are said to have been lost, the remainder of the passengers and crew having made their escape. A repor' from Genoa, Italy, is to the effect that the Italian steamship Verona ar 1 in port today, her captain re porting that his ship was chased for several hours by a hostile subma line. Tlie Verona, however man aged to elude the underseas eratt. Wednesday That several Bulgarian regiments which have seen service in Serbia during the Balkan campaign have mutinied, is the report which has reached Paris. The report is from authentic sources, according to ti e OF INTEREST 10 ALASKANS RIGGS AND WIFE ILL. WASHINGTON, I). C„ Dec. 27. Lying on his bed at his home, pale and weak, but cheerful, though he is short exactly one quart of blood which was coursing through his sys tem day before yesterday, Thomas Riggs, Jr., member of the Alaskan Engineering commission, appears hap py tonight. On a cot at the Gar Held hospital lies his wife, battling her way back from the shadow ol death, while beside her is her son, Thomas III, born on Christmas day. When the baby came, Mrs. Riggs was at the point of death, and blood, clean blood, was needed to save her life. With the same imperturbabili ty with which he plunged into the river in Alaska last summer to save i packer from drowning, Thomas Riggs bared his arm to the surgeon’s knife and a test showed that his blood was In excellent condition Then followed the operation of trans fusion of blood. One pint was ta ken from the husband, and after a short rest another was taken. Slow ly Mrs. Riggs came back to con sciousness, but her husband was nearly all in. Today, however, he is much better, and it is hoped that both will soon be on the way to rapid recovery. IS LAST OF SEASON. (SEWARD. Dec. 27.—Bob GrollSc ..rrived in Seward on Christmas night with 2,400 pounds of gold bullion He came from Iditarod, and was de layed on the route by several 50 below snaps. He laid over at Ta cotna on account of the cold. He was one month and two days on the trail. BIG XMAS TRADE. JUNEAU, Pec. 28.—Juneau had the greatest Christmas trade and celebration in its history this year, and old timers are emphatic in their statements that conditions were nev er so prosperous before at this sea son of the year. There are more men at work than at any time since the town was founded. Next year will be an even better one. as work is beginning on the erection of an 8,000-ton mill for the Alaska-Juneau company within the city limits. The Alaska-Gastineau will increase its output to 10,000 tons, and the de velopment in progress on three properties, two on the Juneau side and one on Douglas Island, makes the outlook a brilliant one. TRYING TO HELP. SEATTLE. Dec. 28.—1The Seattle Chamber of Commerce today took steps to have the entire Pacific coast bombard congress with telegraphic appeals to have the $2,000,000 emer gency railroad appropriation, which Secretary Lane has asked for. auth orized at once HORSES FALL TO DEATH. JUNEAU, Dec. 28.—As a four horse stage sleigh owned by A. H Humphries, was being driven along the Basin road, leading to the Per severance mine, a stalled automobile backed into it and forced the lead team over the bank yesterday after noon. The horses fell 400 feet, both being instantly killed. They were valued at $1,000. COMING NORTH. JUNEAU, Pec. 28—Former Rep resentative H. B. Ingram, a Val dez pioneer, but now a resident of Portland, is a passenger on the steamship Northwestern. He is bound for the interior on a business trip, representing Allen & Lewis the Portland wholesale grocers. NEW A. B. HALL. JUNEAU, Dec. 28.—The new Arc tic Brotherhood hall and club, which is to be opened on New Year's eve, is a three-story building 50 by 100 feet. A swimming tank, lockers and dressing rooms will occupy the whole of one of the floors, and in addition there will be a gymnasium, leading room, ball room and lodge room. MONOPOLY BROKEN. JUNEAU, Dec. 28.—A company that was formed today will ask the city council for a franchise to op erate a telephone system in opposi tion to the present company. ALASKANS WED. LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29.—Fred B. Tracy, the general agent for the Alaska Steamship company, with general offices at Cordova, and Mrs i.dith Steel, at one time the wife of Harry G. Steel, the editor of the Cordova Times, were married in the city of angels this afternoon COMING HOME. SEATTLE, Dec. 30.—Judge Bun nell leaves for the north tonight on the steamer Alameda, taking the inside passage. He plans to go to Valdez before going to Fairbanks Marshal L. T. Erwin is stopping at the Frye Hotel. CLOSE EARLY. SEATTLE, Dec. 30.—The proprle tors of many of the local cafes inti mated today that they would close early tomorrow night, fearing trou ble. Over half of the saloons are already closed and scores of them ; will close tomorrow noon or not later than six in the evening. George Butler, formerly of Fairbanks, as well as many others, will continue to operate as soft drink parlors, do pending on the solo games as a reve nue issue from the tables. MINING REVIVAL, i WASHINGTON, I). C„ Dec. 31.— I The geological survey estimates for 1915 show a great mining revival The copper production alone is $3 - 000,000 over that of last year, and i gold production has increased over $7,000,000 dollars. Alaska has had the most prosperous mining year in its history, and the mining devel opments during the year assure con tinued operations. Next year is ex pected to be even better, as both the copper and gold production is certain to be larger, and, with the building of the railroad, the placer mining and the coal produc tion, the banner period in the his- ■ tory of the territory Is expected. The total gold production in Alaska Is now $261,050,000. Smyser Is Doing Good Business According lo reports reaching town from the Tolovana country, "Shorty” Smyser is prospering. That is, he is holding his own in the saloon business at Brooks, the headquarters of all businesses in the newest placer mining camp in Alaska "Shorty’s” place at Brooks is known as The Smyser Bar. “Shorty” him self is always on hand to greet his customers and friends, and he never fails to have a host of them, par ticularly of the latter. In recent statements made to peo ple who have returned to Fairbanks front the Tolovana, Mr. Smyser pre dicts a bright future for the Tolo vana camp in both a business and mining way. dispatches, which st«te ihai t'.. mutiny took place at the town of Gutnuldlna. a Bulgarian towr I a'ed about 50 miles from the (jre< k from tier , It is stated in London that tin decision of the British cabinet to favor compulsory military service only in the case of unmarried Brit ishers will have the effect of prc j venting the expected resignation of | Premier Asquith and his supporters in the cabinet The Russian Black sea fleet has | been busy, according to report from i Athens and Constantinople. TnMUsh and Bulgarian ports were the objects I of attack, several of the smaller un ■ fortified places being reduced to i ruins. Much damage was likewise i occasioned in the larger cities by shells thrown from the Russian war vessels. Many small merchant ves jsels have likewise been destroyed. It is stated that the Russians are i landing more troops at Varna, on the Black sea coast of Bulgaria. This is taken to mean that an inva sion of Bulgaria by a large force of Russians, will take place shortly. King Constantine and Genera! Castelnau, chief of staff of the French army, are stated to have ! held a conference today. Just what will be the developments of the talk is not intimated, but it is known that it was along the lines of resistance by the C>reeks. of the Austro-Germans. An allied aeroplane is reported to have been brought down today irs the Dardanelles by a well directed shot from a Turkish battery. The damaged air craft was picked by a i British war ship. Thursday A general movement of troops on the Balkan peninsula indicates that the allies are preparing to resist the threatened attack of the Austro German troops. British troops from Saloniki have been transferred to the town of Orphano, on the Greek Coast about bO miles east of Saloni ki. It is stated that the reason for the movement is that tho British fear an attack by some of the Teu tonic troops troin the east. Reports received at Rome to the | effect that a portion of the German j troops are being withdrawn from ! Macedonia and placed on the Bes j sarabian front to oppose the Rus hans, have not been conf rmcd. How ever, it is known that the Russians are gathering in great strength in Bessarabia, Several minor engage ments are already reported to have taken place. Paris reports state that the island of Kastelorizo, owned by the Turks, has been captured by French troops Its capture is thought to be of tie utmost importance to the French, • s it is invaluable as a naval base. Kastelorizo is a small island to the east of the Island of Rhodes, ofl the coast of Smyrna. The Austrian torpedo boat de stroyers Lika and Triglav are re ported to have been sunk today off Durazzo in a naval engagement be tween Austrian and French war ves sels. Most of the members of the crews of tho two boats perished. The Lika was sunk by a mine, the Triglav going to the bottom as the result of the fire of the French vessels. Other vessels in the Aus trian fleet made their escape by taking flight. A Montenegrin war vessel is also reported to have sunk an Austrian submarine. Several of the bomb throwing aeroplanes of the Germans sailed over Saloniki today on their mission of destruction. They dropped a few bombs, but were driven away by allied airmen before they had caused much damage. One of this morning’s London pa pers editorializes on conscription It Is hinted that a revolution will fol low shortly after such action, par ticularly If the conscription measure, as passed, refers to all classes of men. Friday The only particular news of in terest today concerning the war Is that which relates to the sinking of the British cruiser Natal. The boat sunk as the result of an inter nal explosion, about 300 of her crew, which numbered more than 700, being lost. It is generally con ceded that the loss of the Natal is one of the heaviest blows which could have befallen the British navy at the present time. An investigation of all of the facts concerning the sinking of the boat is now being made. The British admiralty is withholding all details from publication, but It is intimated that the explosion occurred in one of the magazines of the big vessel, and that It was caused by an alien and inimical hand. It is reported that ten socialists have been taken into custody by the military authorities in Berlin, charged with being traitors. It is stated by one of the Berlin newspa pers that the only crime of the socialists is that they were instru mental in starting a peace move ment. An Ottawa dispatch says that the British government has authorized the enlistment of men In Canada for the war In Europe up to 500,000. Canada has already more than 250,000 men in the war. It Is believed that the number wanted can easily be recruited.