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BH DELAYED «>N HIS WAV HOME (Associated I’ttss) WASHINGTON l> C Feb H that the Swedish steamship Frcdeiik Eighth on which Count von Uerns torff. late llertnan ambassador to the t’nitcd Stalls, and his staff, took passage for Europe today, will be delayed for a week and possibly ten day - at Hal tax. Not was the information given to the state department by the British etu bas > The boat wilt not bo delayed because the former German iirnbas sador is on board, but on account of the fact that it will be necessary that the boat be submitted to a thorough examination as to her catgo v.hen she reaches the Nova Scotian port The statement is made to the administration oilicaais in order that ttio possible delay may be explained betorohand The i Teder i k Eighth is a large boat. and. owing to the- fact that she will probably bo safe from attack (,n the part of German submarines in! the I'.isritj th.t the former Ger man aiuba.-sudoi to the I'nited States is on board, she has many passen gers who would not lak - pa~sage to Europe i n any other U: u ■ Atlantic liner. Sen- also ht-.s i large crew and much cargo space, which will make it nee- -saty. according to the talciu'-nt oi the British diplomats, that a tiiorougil examination of the boat be made Considerable time will be required tor the ruination for the that -ill of the freight carried by the boat will be carefully looked into Tin- rea on for this action on ih,. pari o: the British authorities is I he fear that crude rubbt-i for Gel many was smuggled aboaid the boat in a disguised form PRESIDENT IS DEI A ELECTED ( \ssocialed i cessi WASHINGTON D, < . Feb. 11 I'll!' formality of canvassing the vote the • lect-rai e.illejf, as returned i :u Hu chat.on oil November 7. was completed by congress in spc ■ ial joinl session today. The count, canvassed, shows that President Wilson received 271 electoral votes and Hughes 234 Following the count, Woodrow Wilson was oilicially declared elected President of the Unit si States and Thomas it. Mar shall vice-president. M IDDEB.WEIGHTS ARE MATCHED (Associated Press) NEW YORK, l-'eb 11 From local sporting headquarters comes the an nouncement that Mike Gibbons, the 8t. Paul middleweight, and Les H'Arcy. the Australian champion, have been matched foi a go. The fight will take place at Milwaukee on April is, according to the announce ment made. A purse of jaU.UOO has been hung up tor the event. It is to be divided equally between the winner and the loser, the winner to get the moving picture royalty. The light fans are looking forward to the bout, with a great deal of pleasure, as it is ex pected to be a good one. On ac count of being the heavier man of the two, H'Arcy is at present the favorite in the betting. AMERICANS ARE HEED PRISONER BY YILLAISTAS (Associated Press.) KL PASO, Tex., Feb. 14.—Advices received at army headquarters here from Ilachita, New Mexico, near where the latest Mexican bandit raid was perpetrated yesterday, are to the effect that four Americans were captured by the bandits and carried into Mexico. They are now being held prisoner by the raiders at Ojitos, forty-five miles south of Hachita, according to the report. The leader of the band which captured them is Jose Salazar, a lieutenant of Pancho Villa. The Americans held are a negro employee of the Horner ranch, which was raided, and three Mormon cow boys. It is reported that the ban dits have offered to release them under the stipulation that a large amount of ransom money be paid. The American troops which start ed in pursuit of the bandits yester day did not cross the border into Mexico. The border, however, is now being patrolled in order that a repetition of the raid may be pre vented. FOUR BOATS ARE SENT TO BOTTOM (Associated Press.) LONDON, Feb. 14.—Today's list of the victims of German submarines numbers among them two British steamships and two mine trawlers. Neither the localities in which the boats were sunk nor their names were published by the British ad miralty offlc*. COMMISSION IS PRl PARING l'OR SL'MMliR WORK ! Assv,. ateii Pu-sa SEATTLE. Fib 14 With 'be prac tical certainty of the passage totnoi• row by the senate ol th* Inited States of ilie administration's reve nue bill, providing fur the bending of the Alaska railroad for f Jl.o•union, which atm int, it is expected, will become nv: liable almost immediately, - He lot al Hi • -it! A1 a kun J.o i.ineei ing ommission is preparing ior a big summer's work on the nmen r n Alaska For the past s .oral weeks the prepara ■ ions have been in the process of formulatio! as considerable material the ■ ; road 1 is been cent racted for. but th- > are now going forward more rapidly under the stimulus of the probability that money for all of lie work which will be done during he coming summer will be avail able within the next few days Purchasing Agent F E. Dole today innounced that he will, in a very shnit time, call for bids for ma il : .ol of ill kinds for the use of he commission in Maska aggregat ing $1."0.5.0011. This material is for ill parts of the government railroad in Alaska and means that consider able work is to be done everywhere during the coming open season COMMISSION MEN THERE. I'ackmas'er \V II Raeburn and I Howard I’ Curtis chief of ihe com ini'-arv department of the Engineer I mg commission, both having their headquarters at Nenana, Ala.-ka. have submitted their requisitions for the coming season to Purchasing Agent Dole It is upon their recommenda tion that a large supply of every thing from commissary stores to railroad material will shortly he sent m the Fan hank--Nenana division of tiie railroad. Clothing and commissary stoies ag gregating $175,000, together with j iiardware. building material and horses to the value of $210,000, have been requisitioned Bids for these ntpplies will be called for within he next few days, according to the announcement made by Purchasing Vgent Dole. ON THE COAST END. Bids lor supplies for tiie coast end of the railroad are also to be called tor. A supply of material consisting of miscellaneous hardware, steel and lumber supplies of the value of ap proximately $20,000 is to be sent to tho Seward division, while $200,000 in general construction material, sup plies of the value of $250,000, and lumber and forage estimated at $100, 000 are to be sent to the Anchorage division. SURPRISE PARTY EAST EVENING A most delightful surprise was per petrated on Mrs. Geo. A. Macquarrie last evening, the occasion being her birthday. The guests composing the ''surprise party" were all past matrons, past patrons and present and past odicers of Midnight Sun Chapter No. 6, Order of the Eastern Star, of which Mrs. Macquarrie was recently elected worthy matron. The self-invited guests met in the reception room of the public library and from there went in a body to the Macquarrie home, descending upon the surprised lady just as she arose from partaking of a special birthday dinner, at which were sev eral invited guests. The first shock over, the guests were invited to lay aside their wraps, after which they produced pat-cheesi boards, which game was indulged in by all present, Mrs. John C. Sayers winning first prize, Mrs. H. Chad wick the second. A guessing contest was the next diversion, which was won by Mrs. Macquarrie. Delicious refreshments provided by the guests were then partaken of, the piece de resistance being a beau tiful birthday cake in the shape of a five-pointed star, being frosted in the appropriate colors of the O. E. S. This artistic cake was the work of Mrs. Michael O’Brien. At the conclusion of the repast Mrs. D. D Lowery, on behalf of the O. E. S. members, presented Mrs. Macquarrie with an exquisite set of pierced sterling silver almond dishes, which was accompanied by a beautiful hand painted booklet, the work of Mrs. Ed Wickersham, in which were the autographs of the donors. SILVER TEA AT MRS. BUNNELL’S The Woman’s Guild of St. Mat thew’s church were the hostesses at a silver tea at the home of Mrs. Charles E. Bunnell yesterday af ternoon. It was one of the nicest affairs given this season The ar rangements were perfect, and the decorations very dainty and tasteful. Those who were present voted the afternoon one of the most enjoyable ever spent, and the occasion will be long remembered SECOND WARNING CABLED TO CUBA (Associated Press, i WASHINGTON, 1). C\, I'eb. 14.—The spread of thei so-called liberal revolt in Cuba has caused Secretary of State Lansing to cable a second warning to the revolutionists. 1 he re olt is spreading into provinces other than that in which it started, but, while it is viewed with concern by the otlit als oi the administration there is no cause for alarm. I be cable sent to the Cuban people today declares to them tl at the l nited States will not recognize as legal any government established by violence. The revolutionists are therefore urged to lay down their arms and to let the ballot decide their differences. A shipment of 10,(XX) rifles and 2,(XX),(XX) rounds of .unmunition will he made to Havana for the use of Presi dent M moral and his army at the earliest possible moment. The riiles and ammunition were purchased by the Cuban povcrnt tent from the United States. No report has yet been received here relative to the election- in the province ot Santa Clara, the province which i- expected to decide the presidential contest. The election was he'd today. Information received here in advance is to the effect that the liberal party is certain t^ carry Santa Clara province, which will mean that Alfredo Zaves has been elected to the presidency ot the Cuban republic. It is now reported that the revolution was caused bv the act th,.t President Meuocal made wholesale arrests both of endian and army officers in the belief that a plot was on foot to depose him. The grounds for his belief are not known here. The Jirst report of the cause of the revolt was that election frauds had been perpetrated. AMERICAN BOAT SUNK; WAS GIVEN WARNING (Associated Press) LONDON. Pel). 14.—Thai the American schooner Lyman Law, which was sunk today in the Mediterranean sea by an Austrian submarine, was given ample warning before the torpedo was fired into her hull, is the informa tion which has been received at the British admiralty office. Everybody on board was saved, all of the occupants of the craft escaping in the life boats. The information received here is to the effect that the schooner was engaged in trans porting mules from America to the allied forces fighting in Greece and Serbia. DIC LEAGUERS i Ml TRAINING il SHORT TIME Spring training plans have now been perfected by all the major leagues, and within a few weeks I the fans will be reading daily ac counts of the great diamond doings of their favorites. Texas is to entertain the largest number of the big leaguers this spring. Five teams—the Giants, Ti gers, White Sox, Browns and Cardi nals-have picked training spots in the Lone Star state. Of the other major league outfits, the Braves, Phillies and Athletics will train In Florida; the Yankees, Senators and Pirates in Georgia; the Red Sox and Robins in Arkan sas; the Indians and Reds in Louisi ana, and the Cubs in California. The trip of the Cubs to Pasadena will be the longest to be taken by any of the big league teams for the workout season. Elaborate prepara tions are being made for the long tour. Led by their new manager, Fred Mitchell, the squad will leave j Chicago in a special train the latter 1 part of next month and will go di j rect to Pasadena. The Cubs will be the third team to visit California in recent years, the White Sox and j Red Sox having previously made the j Pacific coast trip. Practice On Road. The New York Giants and the De troit Tigers and the Boston Braves and New York Yankees are plan- : ning to introduce a novelty in their j spring training tours. The Giants j and Tigers will make the homeward trip together, and will play exhibi tion games enroute. The same plan of doubling up in a series of matinee performances on the way north will be followed by the Braves and Yan kees. Before tackling the Yanks, the Braves probably will play a series of three games in Havana. The Washington Senators and Cin cinnati Reds will form another com- j bination to engage in a series of pre-' season interleague battles. The Sena- j tors and Reds will clash in one game at Cairo, 111., two in Louisville and three in Cincinnati. The world’s champion Red Sox will get into condition at Hot Springs Ark., where they have done their spring training for several years. The appearance of the Sox at the Arkansas resort will mark the debut of Jack Barry as a big league mana ger. Jack will" be in charge of thir ty-eight pastimers, and all he will have to do will be to pick another world-beating team to continue the good work of his predecessor, "Uncle Bill" Pc rrigan. That’s considerable job for a brand new pilot, but the Boston owners and fans alike be lievp that Jack will come through tight side up. Robins Pick Springs. The Brooklyn Robins, opponents of the Red Sox in the last world's series, will also train*at Hot Springs. There is some talk of the Sox and Robins crossing bats at the Springs, but an early season series between champions is considered poor busi ness policy. For the first time in many years the Pittsburg Pirates are to pass up Hot Springs as a training camp. Manager Callahan wall take the Buc caneers to Columbus, Ga., in the hope that a change in training camps will bring a change in luck for his team. The Cleveland Indians will again do their spring training at New Or leans. the Fohiies doubtless figuring that they can repeat last season’s fine start after working out in the Louisiana city. Should the Indians make good this season, it would shat ter the generally accepted notion among hig league managers that large cities make poor training camps. Considerable interest will center in the spring performances of the Atlilf tics at Jacksonville. Connie Mack will have a small army of young tossers to try out, and his followers have a hunch that the veteran pilot is all set for a "come back." Big League Training Camps. National League. Chicago—Pasadena, Cal. Brooklyn- Hot Springs, Ark. New York—Marlin, Tex Pittsburg—Columbus, Ga. Philadelphia—St. Petersburg, Fla. Boston—Miami, Fla. St. Louis—San Antonio, Tex. Cincinnati—Shreveport, La American League. Boston Hot Springs, Ark Detroit W'axahachie, Tex New York—Macon, Ga. Chicago—Mineral Springs, Tex. Cleveland—New Orleans. ’.Vashington—Augusta, Ga. St. Louis—Palestine, Tex. Philadelphia— Jacksonville, 11a. ACCUSED OF FRAUD. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Feb. 16.— Under charges of election fraud more than 150 Republicans and Democrats of this and other cities in this state have been placed under arrest. In most of the cases the importation of voters and illegal registration is charged. MINNESOTA DRY. ST. PAUL, Feb. 15—Both houses of the state legislature have passed the bill making the state dry Jan. 1, 1921. It was amended in the senate. AITM'.l.l.ATE COURT SAYS ROSE MUST SERVE HIS TIME That the United States circuit coutt of appeals at San Francisco had alllnued the decision of the local district court in the case of the United States vs J. P. Hose, was the word received here yester day by Louis K Pratt, attorney for the defendant. As a consequence Hose, who was convicted of rape in district court here last spring and sentenced to serve etgnt years ai McNeil’s Island by Judge Charles F. Bunnell, must serve his time as de creed, unless he is paroled or par doned Judge Pratt stated yesterday that he appealed the case on the ground that the indictment was faulty. He presented the same argument in be half of his client at the time the case went to trial here last spring, but was overruled by Judge Bun nell He says that no attempt was made on the part of the government to Introduce hearsay evidence as was done in the Callahan case, conse quently the only ground for an ap peal was that the indictment was faulty. ur the tour defendants sentenced to serve time in the penitentiary less than a year ago, at the time that the notorious rape cases were tried. Rose is the only one remain ing in the penitentiary. One of the defendants, who pleaded guilty, has finished his sentence; the case of another, who was convicted of an attempt to commit the crime and who appealed from the decision of the district court, was reversed with out his being sent Outside, while that of Dan Callahan, the only other one of th-- seven defendants in the entire proceeding, an^ who has been in the penitentiary since he was sentenced, was remanded here for a new trial, after being appealed, only a few days ago “DAD” SHAW IS MOVING HOTEL in accordance with tho announce ment he made last fall when he closed up the hostelry, N. A, (Dad) Shaw is preparing to move the Shaw House to ihe lot in front of the pres ent location of the hotel, formerly occupied by the tennis court. Prepa rations for moving will not be fin ished for several days, but it is ex pected that within a few weeks’ time the well known lodging house will be opened to the public again in its new location. It is to be moved by the aid of rollers. RAILROAD BUYS NEW PILEDRIVER Yesterday Chief Clerk Bickford, of the Alaskan Engineering commission, purchased the material for a new piledriver for the railroad. The new machine will be shipped to Nenana shortly, and used in the work near there. There is considerable piling work to be put in on the Nenana water front, and this will be done as soon as possible. The commission already has one piledriver in use, but an other is required to complete the work in the desired time. SUBMARINES MAY VISIT. BERNE, Switzerland, Feb. 14.- -Ac cording to information contained in news dispatches received here, Ger many is preparing to send a fleet of submarines to American waters. Just where they will operate is not stated, but it is supposed that they will follow the regular steamer travel lanes. SAFELY HOME. PARIS, Feb. 14. - Proud of the fact that numerous French ships have ar rived in their home ports since the German submarine declaration with out being caught, the French gov ernment is considering offering a prize of a half-million francs to the crew of any ship, regardless of na tionality, which sinks a German un derseas craft. It is understood that many of the merchant craft are, as a consequence, making elaborate preparations to defend themselves. SUPPLIES FOB made by J. B. Bickford, of the local railroad offices, a supply of electrical supplies for the commission are on the way here now'. They are being brought in from Chitina by W. E. Terrill, consisting of four tons in all, and should reach here about February 22. They will be used in enlarging the power supply system at Nenana, and will be of great benefit to that town As soon as the shipment arrives in Fairbanks it will be rushed to Ne nana and installed at once. INVESTIGATION OF PEACE LEAK \GAIX KESL'MED (A socktlcd Pie«s) NEW YORK Feb. 14 The roll gressionnl investigation of the al leged leak to Wall street ol Pres, dent Wilson’s peace note was re sutneil in this city today A nutn her of accounting experts made re ports to the house of representa tives rules committee w hich is con ducting the probe, and several stock brokers gave testimony netore the eoitimi' tee. In their testimony the brokers said that they knew of no officials of the government who had been dealing in stocks on the market here. They gave it as their opinion that they would have known if any such deals had been consummated, | but also stated that trades in stocks might have been put through by officials without their knowledge by tho use of dummies If such were used, however, it was without the knowledge of the brokers, according to tho evidence given by them. The dummies themselves. they said would be the only ones who could give information on tile subject James Regan, the proprietor of the tiotel at which Joseph Tumulty, the President’s secretary, stops when lie is in New York, was also on the stand today. lie denied emphatical ly that Mr. Tumulty mentioned the peace note to him on the occasion of his visit to New York about the time that the alleged leak of the note took place last December The leak investigation committee annoureed tonight that it is expect 'd that the public hearings will be concluded tomorrow. A sub-commit tee will continue the examination ol the accounts of the various brokers alleged to have been implicated in the leak, but their examination is not expected to result in any ma terial development. I MON KICK WOMEN WIEE CELEBRATE ON FEBRUARY 22 One week from tonight Fairbanks Igloo No. a, Pioneer Women of A1 aska. will give their first annual an niversary ball. Plans are maturing whereby both tile anniversary of the organization of the Igloo, and also Washington’s birthday, which falls on this day, will he fittingly com memorated. The Pioneer Women is an organi zation rightly affiliated with the Pio neers of Alaska. Every member must be, and is, a pioneer of the country. She underwent the same hardships, toil and privations as did the male of the species, and most ol the time endured more than he did, in that she, while she shared all the drawbacks of the country with tlie menfolk, in lots of instances his privileges were denied her. In addi lion to being an affiliated organiza tion, most of the members of the order are connected by either ties of blood or marriage to members of the Pioneers of Alaska, It is therefore fitting that the celebration should take on a great deal ol the nature of a sourdough event. It was first thought that the entire occasion would be on this line, and that all costumes must be strictly sourdough. But maturer con sideration led to the abandonment of this idea. The dances will be both those of the pioneer days and also the latest one steps and hesitations. There will be enough of both to satisfy every body. People may go dressed as suits each individual taste. If a white collar and a hard-boiled shirt are thought necessary for one’s proper enjoyment, by all means wear them. If, however, on the other hand it is desired to wear the old time sour dough dress suits, which usually con sisted of whatever a person had or could borrow, so much the better, say the Pioneer Women. A committee in charge of the re freshment end of the affair is pro viding everything that the heart, or, rather, the stomach, can possibly de sire. This part of the celebration will certainly not be overlooked or slighted. The admission will be $2.50 per couple, including supper, and extra ladies fifty cents. BRITAIN TAKES CHARGE OE COAK (Associated Press) LONDON, Feb. 14.—Announcement has officially been made to the ef fect that the British government will immediately take possession of the coal mines throughout the kingdom and operate them during the dura tion of the war. The board of trade will have charge of the operation of the mines for the present, but it is understood that the government is planning to create a new depart ment for the administration of the mines, with Guy Calthrop, a promi nent railroad man, as controller of the output and of its uses. UK PORT SHOWS \CCOUNTS NOT TO KK CI.EAK Tli** report of the city clerk for | the month of January shows that tin j present deficit of the town of Fait timks Is practically $H,<)«»<• The re port also shows that out of a total oi approximately $45,l)0<>. nearly $37. | "on has been collected by the city clerk This, combined with the dis count that was allowed on the great or part of this amount, will bring i In. total amount of taxes collected to about $11,000, and leaves only a small amount, not over $3,000, yet to be collected. With the assessment already in for tile year, and with the prospect uf a greatly reduced revenue from the fedetal licenses, there does not appear to he much prospect of the city breaking even for even one month. From the present time the expenditures will probably exceed the revenues by a good sum each month For some time past it has been very evident that the town must have some outside assistance, but where that help would come from has been a matter of many differ ent opinions. For instance, a com mittee of three, headed by Dr. Aline Bradley, visited the city council at its last meeting and stated that the civic club, whom they represented, had been in communication with an organization in the States, and had been advised by them to wire the delegate from Alaska in Washing ton, and any other representative or senator, and place their wishes in regard to assistance for school pur lioses directly before the national congress. In answer to a question asked by Councilman Hay, Dr. Brad ley stated that she thought the na tional government might be willing to give Alaska monetary aid in this matter As the council had already passed a memorial to the territorial legis lature asking for relief, it was de elded to do nothing in regard to wiring Delegate WIckersham, at least for a day or so. Yesterday after noon several of the councilmen stat ed that a message had been received by Dr. Bradley from the delegate, in which were statements that con vinced them that thej were right in going to the Alaska legislature for aid. An effort was made last evening to ascertain just what the telegram from 1 >elegato VVickersham con tained, but Dr. Bradley stated over the phone that it had been decided not to make the contents of the tele gram public. Continuing, Hhe said: The committee appointed by the Civic club will hold another meeting i his evening, and we are already working on a plan, but we do not care to make it public at this time." Further information could not be obtained, so just what course is to be taken cannot be stated. How ever, the members of the city coun cil state that any assistance that is secured by the town and the balance of the towns of Alaska must come from the Alaska legislature. The report of City Clerk Buckley follows: RECEIPTS Court fines .$ 130.00 Taxes 1916 . 36.866.61 Taxes 1315 . 90.00 Taxes 1914 . 90.00 Taxes 1913 . 55.00 Sidewalk Refund . 196.96 Federal Licenses, Jan. 4. . . . 31.55 Federal Licenses, Feb. 2. . . . 155.10 General fund overdrawn . . 3,093.06 Total .$10,708.28 DISBURSEMENTS Fire Dep’t . $ 1,572.50 Police Dep't . 225.75 Street Dep’t. 66.65 Street Lights . 218.75 City Mess . 104.80 Poor Account . 20.00 Hospital . 195.00 School . 2,500.00 General Expense . 888.00 Heating . 150.00 Interest . 166.28 Advertising . 27.00 Printing . 191.25 Tax Refund . 3.15 I logpound . . . 80.00 [ Profit and Loss . 31,206.09 Salary Fund Cr. Hal. 299.50 Town of Fairbanks Deficit. . 2,793.56 Total .$40,708.28 GERMANY’S WAR COST IS GREAT (Associated Press) LONDON, Feb 14.—Statisticians in the employ of the British govern ment have just finished the compila tion of tho relative cost of the war among the various belligerent na tions. Their figures show that the war to date lias cost Germany the sum of sixty million marks, or ap proximately $14,230,000,000. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Major, of Ne nana, are the proud parents of a daughter, born at the Engineering commission’s hospital at the new railroad town on February S.