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READY TO START NEW YORK Feb 13—Count Jo han u Heinrich von Bemstorff. until i. r ui fii At aft ri uiyiuiuni.il itrmi.iuus between the United States and Ger man)' tile ambassador of Germany 'o this country, "111 leave port here today for Christiania, on the Swedish line steamship Frederik Eighth He will be accompanied by the mem hers of his immediate family, as "ell as by all of his staff, including German consular and ambassadorial attaches tn the United States it is not thought probable that any attempt on the life of von Berns torff or any of his staff will be made, but to prevent even the pos sibility of such an occurrence, the federal and municipal authorities are making elaborate precautionary move ments in order that the safe depar ture of the party may be assured. The route to the ship pier along which the party will have to travel after leaving tile train from Wash ington will be closely guarded by the police. Secret service agents will be on the train itself and will closely guard the person of von llemstorff. Arrangements have also been made for United States revenue boats to escort the Frederik Eighth out of the harbor. It Is also thought probable that a torpedo boat destroy er will escort the liner to the three mile limit in order that the German diplomatic family may see no harm within the jurisdiction of the United -ilaies. IRISH PAPER IS i DUBLIN, Feb 13—Owing to the increase In cost of production, the Cork Free Press, Cork, has sus pended publication. It was the offi cial organ of the All-for-Ireland league. It was established In 1910 and had a large circulation in the south of Ireland. CONGRESS TO WASHINGTON. D C„ Feb. 13 - Congress meets in Joint session to morrow to canvass the vote of the November election. One of its ac tions will be to declare the election of President W'ilson and Vice-Presi dent Marshall. WASHINGTON, D. C.. Feb. 13. The administration’s naval bill, car rying with it appropriations in the ■sum of 1368,000 010, was passed to day by the house of representatives. Prior to its passage a number of amendments to it were passed, in creasing the appropriation consider ably. The chief reason was the pos sibility of war between the United States and Germany. The bill Just passed was the larg est in the history of the country in the matter of appropriations. Its passage was opposed by eighteen Democrats, four Republicans and one Socialist. THREE MORMONS KILLEOJN RAID (Associated Press) EL PASO, Texas, Feb. 13.—Private advices received here tonight from the scene of the Mexican bandit raid today at Hachita, New Mexico, are to the effect that three Mor mons were killed by the raiders al what is known as the Horner ranch on the American side of the line. Three Americans and seven Mexican ranch bands were captured by the bandits, an4 fears are entertained that they have been killed. Over 100 horses and mules and a large number of cattle were driven away by the raiders, according to the report. Fifteen hundred dollars' worth of supplies were also stolen. The military authorities here have announced that a detachment of cav alry has been dispatched from Ha ctalta to report on the raid. CITY COUNCIL For some time past it has been very evident to everybody that dur ing the ensuing year there is sure to oe a mg ueticit in city revenues. In view of this fact, the city council has had under consideration for sev eral weeks different ways and means of securing the necessary aid In making up this deficit. \fter much deliberation and discussion, not only among the members of the council, but also with various representative citizens from other parts of the ter ritory. it was decided to send a me morial to the territorial legislature setting forth the need of assistance and the reasons for it. In addition to sending the me morial to the legislature, copies of it will also he forwarded to the vari ous councils of the different Incor porated towns throughout the entire territory in order that concerted ac tion may b<- taken by every town. As practically the same condition that exists in Fairbanks also pre vails in the other incorporated towns, it is thought that they will be glad to join in the movement. The memorial follows: Ce It resolved by the Mayor and Common Council of the Town of Fairbanks, Alaska, that the follow ing memorial be addressed and pre sented to the Senate and House of Representatives of the Territory of Alaska, at their March, 1917, Session, and that true copies thereof be for warded by the Municipal Clerk to the Senatois and Representatives from the Fourth Division attending aid Territorial Legislature. Fairbanks, Alaska, Feb. 6, 1917. To the Honorable Members of the Senate and House of Representa tives, Juneau, Alaska: Your memorialists. The Mayor and City Council of the town of Fair banks, Alaska, do hereby submit the following to your kind consideration: The enforcement of the general Prohibition Law recently passed by the Congress of the United States to take effect January 1, 1918, will result in reducing the revenues of this municipality heretofore available for school and municipal purposes to the extent of fifteen thousand, five hundred dollars, that being the amount derived from liQuor licenses in this corporation for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1916, The withdrawal of this amount from the revenues of the town an nually hereafter will create a very difficult situation, and will have a tendency, if not promptly supplied from other sources, to hamper and perhaps permanently Impair the effi ciency of the city schools and re tard the proper education of our children in future. In this connection we respectfully call your attention to the impos sibility and inexpedieney of our at tempting to raise this amount local ly by additional taxation. Our citi zens and residents are now heavily taxed by Federal, Territorial and Mu nicipal laws; our present rate of taxation here is one and a half per cent, and this rate of taxation is only maintainable by keeping the assessed, valuation of property at what is generally claimed to be an excessive valuation. For these rea sons we submit that the only source left from which to expect the much needed aid and financial assistance in the emergency in which we now find ourselves, is from the Legisla ture of the Territory, either by di rect appropriation or such other means as may suggest themselves to your Honorable bodies. Our annual expenditures for school maintenance approximates Twenty thousand dollars and for the present school year will exceed this sum by at least Two thousand five hundred dollars. In view of these facts, we respect fully request that you take immedi ate steps to enable us to maintain our schools at the same standard of cost as heretofore by supplying the deficiency caused by the proposed en .orcement of the Prohibitory law's, to the full extent of the revenues heretofore derived by us for both school and municipal purposes from that source. And your memorialists will ever pray. THE FAIRBANKS CITY COUN CIL. By GEO M. SMITH, Mayor. Passed by the Common Council and approved by me this 6th day of February, 1917. GEO. M SMITH. Mayor. JOHN J. BUCKLEY, Municipal Clerk. Mexicans Raid Into American Territory (Associated Press) EL PASO, Texas. Feb 1J — Raids into American territory bv Mexican bandits have again com menced, according to word re ceived at army headquarters here. The bandits are believed to he part ot the force of Villa. whose srniv is reported to have occupied the rone lately vacated by the .Vmericau troops under fleneral Perstrng A band of armed Mexicans crossed the border today at Ha chita. New Mexico, on a raiding expedition. They took prisoner three Mormons and a number of Mexican ranch hands, in addition to a quantity of live stock. They then started on their return trip across the border with a troop of United Slates cavalry in pur suit l.ATKST NIAVS FROM BROOKS Owing to [lie cold weather, Brooks has been rather dull lately. Over a month we have alternated between setting our pistol pockets aiire anti having the opposition pocket frozen solid; from 50 degree below weather and howling gales, unresting and un resisting. No shelter seemed ado quate to keep out the searching sting of the blizzard. Wood was short everywhere, and hauling an impossibility. In fact, everything here has been delayed practically a month. There is nothing new in a mining way, and no new finds, although there is much creditable activity ev erywhere, OW that Do: era has be taken himself elsewhere. Like tie pula; e of the Sleeping Beauty, ev erywhere, now that Boreas has he is being supplied the claims ami mining is looking up in every quat ter, main stream and pups. Tom Davis is now enthusiastic about his ground at the extreme upper end of the creek, and the lay men anticipate putting on a larger plant, i- roin Davis' ground down to Doitlinger’s ground at the break of the plateau into the tints, some 3 i.it .i, ow-iy claim is blocking out its ground, and several have dumps out already. Dueling & Patterson are working, also the McIntosh ground, and Dor [linger is prospecting and opening up. It seems impossible to test the flats Immediately below town, as there is always an accident. The bii of the drill stuck at 130 feet, and no > ffort would budge it. The men froze their faces daily in the effort to retrieve it, but now they are sinking a hole as a last resort ,o recover i lie bit. Considerable work is being done about Lake City in the way of sink to; and prospecting. The Pauli boys have stt uck gravel at SO fec-t on Amy, and much is e.\ peeted from that locality before an other year. Ester and Olive are promising, and some ground on those i reeks will bo ground sluiced this summer, as much of it is about 17 feet In depth. The paystreak just behind the wireless is looking well, and while not high grade, is quite extensive. The pay on the Isobel & Lowers ground, upstream, was tending up stream toward a reef. When reached the reef showed an opening, and ex cellent pay was found, above the reef, running to a known width of ISO feet. Altogether the outlook for this season's output is excellent. Although there have been several "near” fires, Livengood h;.d its first serious five in the Dardanelles, it being reported that not suillcienl ashes had been retained in cleaning the heater. While the occupant was temporarily absent, the fire burned through the bottom of the heater and then through the floor, thus starting the consuming of the log cabin The loss theiein was very heavy, consisting of valuable furs and much currency and jewelry. A nail of sparks and fire brands 200 feet wide followed the gale over the town, presenting a very dangerous appearance. All wells are frozen uis and ice and Lake City water, four miles away, is the only available supply. Some of the mercliants are talking up a substantial chemical, but any improvement Is slow materializing in Brooks. After three months of effort, a power wire was finally attached to the wireless engine, and a picture show held for the first time on Feb. 9 at Hoffman hall, followed by a dance. The show passed off pretty well for the first attempt. Every body attended in their best bib and tucker, the menfolks showing par ticular neatness in their grooming and attire, coming from every por tion of the creek to attend. REVOLUTION IN CUBA DISTURBS ADMINISTRATION (Associated i ’less) WASHINGTON, I). C\, I'cb. 13.—Administration offi cials tonight express themselves as much concerned over the reported outbreak of a revolution in Cuba. The revolution, as nearly as can be learned, has not yet assumed dangerous proportions, but that it may do so at any moment is evi denced by the fact that it is headed by Jose Gomez, a former president ot the Cuban republic, and a man who lias attained great prominence throughout the island. Gomez is reported to have taken the field against Presi dent Menocal with a large body of revolutionists. To com bat the revolutionists the president has issued a decree calling all men between the ages of eighteen and forty-five to military service, according to the reports. The revolt started three days ago. It was caused by the holding of new elections in certain provinces where votes in the recent regular election were declared illegal. In the new flection the Menocal candidates, all of whom formerly held office, were re-elected, the candidates elected at the regular election being ejected from office on account of the so-called irregularity of the vote. It was officially announced tonight here that the United States government will sell 10,000 rifles and 5,000,000 rounds of ammunition to the Cuban government to use against the revolutionists. TREASURY DEFICIT IS PROVIDED FOR (Associated Press) W ASHINGTON, 1). C., Feb. 13.—A treasury deficit of $333,400,OX) at the end of the fiscal year of June 30, 1918, is the forecast contained in the report of the finance commit tee of the senate, made today. The report was made in connection with the recommending by the committee of the administration’s revenue bill which recently passed the house of representatives. The bill was recommended as it passed the house, with the exception that it contained two amend ments. One was to authorize a bond issue of $195,256,000 instead of the hundred million authorized in the house bill, and the other to authorize the treasury certificate indebt edness to be made $500,000,000 instead of $300,000,000 as stated in the house bill. The recommendations of the committee are based on I revised treasury department estimates made since the bill passed the house. The senate will probably take up the matter for discussion on Friday. The report of the senate committee contains the recom mendation that the bond item of $21,838,000 regarding the government railroad in Alaska be retained. Therefore, if the bill passes, which is believed almost certain, the Alaska railroad will be bonded until June 30, 1918, the end of the fiscal year. (Associated Pitas) WASHINGTON, D. C'„ Feb. 13. The house of representatives today voted to extend the time for the in vestigation of the alleged, leak to j Wall street of President Wilson’s peace note, until February 27. At that time the house rules committee j which is investigating the leak is j scheduled to make a final report on I its findings. The committee resumes its hear- ! ings in New York tomorrow. At j that time the experts who have been j making an examination of the books | of a number of New York stock brokerage concerns will report. By a deal put through yesterday,! W. C. Coghill yesterday purchased the entire interest of his partner, i Paul Lescure, of the firm of Lescure & Coghill, of Nenana. The consid eration was not made public. Mr. Coghill is well known here, having been in the automobile stage j business running out of Fairbanks j for several years. Last fall he bought a half interest in Mr. Les- j cure’s business at Nenana, and since | that time has been at the new rail- | road town looking arter that business, j He will continue the business in the [ same establishment, and expects a , better trade than ever this year. Mr. Coghill leaves this morning for Ne-! nana. According to information received by the marshal’s office. Deputy Mar shal John Wood left Hot Springs yes terday morning with one prisoner, Annie Lyon, who will be placed in the local federal Jail. _ Japan is increasing its consump tion of bread, but little used hereto fore because of the native opposi tion to butter, by teaching children to eat it with syrup. I COUNCIL [UTS At the regular semi-monthly meet ing ol the city council, a request was received from the school board asking that $2,000 be allowed them for current expenses. The report of the school board was also submitted, which was accepted and approved by the council. In view ut the balance shown as on hand by the report of the board, the council cut the requi sition and granted the board the sum of $1,850. The report of the school board for the month of January follows: Credit balance Jan. 1. 1917 . .$1775.08 Receipts From City Warrants Negotiable.$1850 Non negotiable . 650 Total.$2500.00 Total Credit . . $4275.08 I Expenditures Salaries . $1841.25 Books . 62.36 Water. 11.50 Express: Books and Baggage 69.85 Interest. Teachers' Warrants 79.53 Total $2064.51 Credit balance Feb. 1, 1917 Non-negotiable warrants . . . 650.00 Cash . 1560.57 Total.$2210.67 SENATOR GOES OUT TO COAST O. B. Gaustad, territorial senator from the Fourth division, left on yesterday morning’s stage for the coast. It is likely that he will go direct to Juneau, as he has some business to look after there before the next term of legislature con venes. Tho senator has some important legislation mapped out for this ses sion, among which will be measures pealing with the school problem and also the territorial school of mineB, for which appropriation is to be sought at the coming term. Three Steamers Are Reported Torpedoed (Associated I’res a) LONDON, Feb 13. Announce ment was made officially from the offices of the British admir alty tonight to the effect that three steamships were sunk to day by German submarines. They were the White Star liner Afrlc, 12.000 tons; the steamship Fore ! m n.! 1 J1' • l tnrt j onj t Jjn V q r»- n. gian motorahip West. Whether or not the crews of the Foreland and the West were rescued before the boats wen sent to the bottom has not yet been ascertained, it is definite ly stated, however, that seven teen members of the crew of the Afric, the largest boat which was sunk, are yet missing Nothing has been stated regarding the lo calities where any of tho boats were sunk CIVIC CLUB LB LG AID SCHOOLS Now that Alaska has been dp dared dry territory and there will be no more revenues accruing from ;ho >ale of liquor after the first day of January 1. 1918, the people are set ling about to devise ways and means of meeting the almost certain defi ciency in the city treasuries which will result. This was made manifest Iasi night at t lie meeting of the Woman's Civic Club of Fairbanks, which organization, most of the mem bers of which worked hard to make Fairbanks and Alaska dry territory, voted to send a telegram to Delegate Wickersham, asking that the dele gate intioduee a bill in congress which, if passed, will give the legis lature of the territory of Alaska the right lo provide for the keeping up of the school systems in incorporat ed towns in Alaska. The fact that the move was to be made was stated al the meeting of the city council last night, by a visiting committee from the Civic dub. The committee suggested that the council aid the Civic dub in the matter by joining in sending the telegram to the delegate. Hut the council hail already taken up the matter and had passed a resolution memorializing the territorial legisla ture and asking that the schools in incorporated towns be given terri torial assistance, and as a conse quence did not join in the wire to the delegate which is to be sent by the women of the Civic club. The territorial legislature is al ready invested with power to take cure of the finances of the schools of the territory without the limits of incorporated towns. It is not, however, empowered to assist in the maintenance of the schools within the corporate limits of towns which have heretofore been maintained by the towns themselves from the reve nues derived from liquor licenses. It is for this reason that more power for the territorial legislature, in that regard,, is being asked. The Civic club, it is understood, is making the move of telegraphing the delegate, at the suggestion of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. It is claimed that this or ganization, since Alaska was voted dry by its people, is working hard to insure the safety, financially speaking, of all of the institutions of Alaska, including the schools, which were at all dependent on money derived from liquor. PENSION BILL PASSES (Associated Press) WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 13.— The house of representatives today passed the administration’s pension bill, which carries with it appropria tions aggregating $160,000,000. The bill was passed within fifteen min utes after it was reported into the house, as there was but little debate. MRS. CAMPBELL BURIED SUNDAV The funeral services of Mrs. A Campbell, of Chatanika, who died several days ago of heart failure, were held Sunday afternoon at Eagle hall, Rev. G. G. Bruce officiating. Music was furnished by the choir of the Presbyterian church. The services were largely attend ed by the Pioneers of Alaska, as a mark of sympathy for Mr. Campbell, who is a member of this organiza tion. Numerous friends of the dead woman were in from the creeks to pay their last respects to their for mer neighbor Following the funeral ceremony the body was laid at rest in the Fairbanks cemetery. PEELS PINCH OF THE WAR (Associated Press ) COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb 13 Denmark, like many other neutral countries, is beginning to feel the pinch of the war Foodstuffs and fuel are becoming scarce and the gov eminent has been forced to take steps to conserve supplies. live bread, tho usual bread of the country, has since December 1 of last year been mixed with ten per cent of barley, and it is believed that the percentage will soon be raised to 20 per cent Plans are under way to regulate the consumption and price of home grown sugar, by the isse of cards, "uch person being allowed one pound a week lioiisi", and flats are scarce, ow mg ■ i I he cessation of building tnado necessary by the increased price of materials For some time past the municipalities have been compelled to find shelter tor many houseless families in school buildings and in ternporar.v structures. I ( Associated i’resa.) LONDON. Fob. 13. The British forces on the French front are con tinning their attacks on tho Ger mans, according to official dispatches received here and published by the British war office. They occuped a German position near Souchoz today, killing a number of Germans and tak ing o?hm prisoner, according to the report (Associated Bless) TTIE HAGUE, Netherlands, Feb. IS The Second I'hamber of I’arllament Ik.* passed a revised article of the constitution which will raise tlie sal cries of members front SHOO to $1,200 a year Deputies will, in addition, he paid their traveling expenses, and on retirement get an annual pension equal to f lu for every year in which they sat in the chamber, up to a maximum of $S00. The government’s proposal to pay an additional attend ance fee of $2 per sitting with a view to combatting "absenteeism” was rejected as being incompatible with the chamber's dignity. LONDON, Feb. 13. -Reports receiv ed here from the Mesopotamian front are to the effect that the Brit ish forces are continuing their drive against tlie Turks in that section. The Turkish stronghold at Kut-el-a mara is now completely surrounded, according to the report, and it is thought that it will be only a matter of time before it will have to capitu late. Kut-el-a-mara was the city which was captured by the British from the Turks more than a year ago, when General Townshend was forced to surrender his entire force. NOTICE OF FORFEITURE. To The Cirri© Hydraulic Mining and Trading Co., and A. S. Watrous. their creditors, heirs, executors, as signs or other representatives or other persons interested therein: You and each of you are hereby notified that during the year 1915 I expended three hundred dollars ($300) in labor and improvements ! on the "Fortuna," “Edna” and "Win ner” association claims situated on Harrison creek, in the Circle mining and recording district, raid labor con stituting the annual assessment work for the year mentioned. You are further notified that if within ninety (90) days after the last publication of this notice you, as co-owners having an interest in the above named association mining claims, fail or refuse to pay the un dersigned your proportion of the ex penditures required to hold said claims as aforesaid for the year 1915, your interest in said mining claims for which you failed to pay your share will become the property of the undersigned, under the pro visions of section 2324, Revised Sta tutes of the United States. ANNIE M. CAMPBELL. First publication Dec. 4, 181fi. Last publication March 5, 1917. Con Beggs is leaving for Neaana this morning.