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VOL. VIII. FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, MONDAY MORNING, NO. 1 MOONEY TO PAY DEATH PENALTY; TO BE HANCED NEW TRIAL IS DENIED CONVICT ED CONSPIRATOR IN DYNAMIT ING INCIDENT. AND HE IS SEN TENCED TO BE HANGED ON MAY 17 MURPKR IN FIRST I )K(*,RF.F CHARC.KD JUDGE WHO DENIED NEW TRIAL AND PASSED SENTENCE TELLS DEFENDANT THAT HE HAD A FAIR TRIAL AND THAT HE 3E LIEVES HIM GUILTY. (Associated Press) SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. -1 Judge Griffin, who presided at the trial of the case, today denied tit*; motion of the defendant's attorney for a new trial and immediately afterward passed the death sentence on Titos J. Mooney, convicted of participation in the bomb throwing here on pre paredness day last July, when sev eral people met death Mooney is to be hanged by the neck until ho is dead on Thursday, May 17, ac cording to the sentence as passed. In passing sentence Judge Griffin asserted that the defendant had had a fair trial and that he believed Mooney to be guilty. HISTORY OF CASE. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24. Thos. J. Mooney, together with Israel Wein berg, Edward Nolan, Mrs. Rena Mooney and Warren K. Hillings, was arrested within a week after the ex plosion of the bomb at Stewart and Market streets shortly after 2 o'clock. July 22, 1916. Billings was the first to be brought to trial after he and the others had been indicted for murder by the county grand jury. He was found guilty and sentenced to life impris onment. His attorneys Immediately filed an appeal, alleging that he was \ not accorded a fair and Impartial trial and that the evidence presented by the prosecution was not conclu sive of guilt. Information as to Billings' activity in the bomb explosion was furnished by Detective Martin Swanson, era ployed by the Pacific Gas and Elec tric company, who had been on Bil lings' trail In connection with the destruction of power wires of the United Railroads of San Francisco. The Mooneys, for v horn the po lice had scoured the s;ate from the moment of the explosion, telephoned their whereabouts to the police from a summer resort at Guerneville, Cal, They were arrested immediately, and both denied any complicity in the explosion. All of the defendants told conflict ing stories, the police said, as to their movements on the day of the parade, and those stories formed the chief corroborating evidence to the circumstantial evidence gathered by the authorities. Mooney was brought to trial Janu ary 3 in the superior court. Among the many sensations was the charge made by Assistant District Attor ney Edward A. Cunha that Mooney, Alexander Berkman, editor of the an archist San Francisco publication "The Blast," and others were the ringleaders in an alleged conspiracy to overthrow government, assassi nate executive heads in California and other states, and that the con spirators indirectly threatened the life of President Wilson. Cunha based his charges on evidence con tained in letters and documents seized in a police raid on the offices of “The Blast” early in January. Mooney’s defense, through his chief counsel, Attorney W. Bourke Cockran of New York, made counter charges that the district attorney’s office had sought to prejudice the public mind against Mooney by giv ing out for publication “edited" let ters seized in “The Blast” raid. Mooney has been known as a la bor agitator here for the last four years. He was arrested in Martinez, Cal., on a charge of having dynamite in his possession. He was released on this charge. Last June he was arrested here for circulating docu ments urging a strike on the lines of the United Railroads. Shortly be fore the explosion he and his wife, the police charged, attempted to force a strike, which failed. Hi. HAS HIS EDITORIAL *T EJECTS WELL IN HAND NEW YORK NOLO FIVE THOUSAND NEW YORK WO MEN HOLD MONSTER DEMON STRATION AGAINST PREVAIL ING HIGH PRICES OF FOOD I,' EASTERN CITIES. FOOD SPECULATORS TOLD TO BEWARE MANY DEMONSTRATORS CARRIED BANNERS CONTAINING INSCRIP TIONS—ONE SAID: "FEED CHIL DREN AT HOME BEFORE THOSE IN EUROPE." (Associated Pleas' NEW YORK, Feb. 24.—Housewives and children to the number of fully 5,000 entered Madison Square Garden from all parts of the city this after noon in a giant demonstration against the prevailing high prices of food and foodstuffs. Some carried ban ners with inscriptions demanding food; others carried banners con taining warnings to greedy food speculators to beware of their ac tivities, while still others carried banners the inscriptions on which urged the warehouse owners to throw open their doors to the hungry peo ple and calling upon the government to feed its own children before send ing supplies to Europe. The demonstration was one of the greatest of its kind ever participated in by women in New York. There were several speakers of both sexes who advocated relief measures, and all were roundly cheered by the wo men for their remarks. RAILROAD CETS MORE SUPPLIES (Associated Press.) SEATTLE, Feb. 24.—Purchasing Agent C. E. Dole, of the Alaskan Engineering commission, tonight is sued a call for bids for laterals and supplies for the Anchorage division of the Alaska government railroad to the value of $150,000. The equip ment called for includes horses, mules, wagons and locomotives and a crane. (Associated Press) WASH INC TON, D. ('., Feb. 24- Ref v. nt alive Gordi > ocrat. a sisted by Rt • nt ir< Stafford, of Wisconsin, a Republican, knocked < apf 11 'v of a half rnillii n di Hi r. ; ■ ** . ’ propriatiou bill teai being considered in the house of representatives on / •/</••_« 7 ' TtHM passing upon I he bill as a committee of the clinic, with lie present a! Pec S lumber \ of Virginia, in the chile. Representatives Gordon md Stafford raised a ft ‘ aaPv' tP item, and Representative Saunders ruled that there was n a authority of law f, r P, ah I the Alaska road appropriation has been made in this manner for the pest tw -'vc years. It is believed here that the Semite will un-doit!>tedly restore the item : ’.rutin, army iVi comes up for consideration by that body. ASSOC IA TF.D TRUSS. (The foregoing special dispatch from Washington, D. C.. was received by T e Citizen last night in response to an inquiry as to its subject mailer. The utter nr. sage asked that A ssociated 1 leadquarters at Wa bin ton, 1 ’. C., be ructcd t . UPON WHOSE SUGGESTION the appropriation for Alaska roads and trails v.a nated in the ho It will be noted that tlie respo e ays nothing at r< anv activity on the part of Delegate Wiekersham.—Ed). Like a bolt from the blue sky came the announcement that the na tional house of repres mi at ives It.. 1 cut the annual appropriation for Al aska roads and trails f on the armj bill, received hero yest rdav by the Fairbanks Commercial club in a wire from Falcon Joslin. And if any thing further we,-; needed to spread more consternation, the announce ment. that Delegate \Yi- k< rshe.m ini been instrumental in defeatin'..' t! appropriation did the job. The news spread like wild fire, and it was but a short time after Mr. Joslin's wire arrived that the Commercial club pot busy, as did all of the city’s most influential men and federal office holders. The Com mercial club sent wires to the Port land Chamber of Commerce and to the Seattle Chamber of Commerce asking that flu ; berips - i bn and try to see that the item is n stored to the hill when it comes up for consideration in th * senate. The club also sent a wire to Senate Chamberlain, chairman of the senr.t committee on military affairs, asking that, if possible, the item bp rein stated in tilt bill win:! it is eon-id (Continued on I,age $.) (Associated Press) NEW \ORK, heb. 2d.—Announcement was made here tonight to the efleet that • the Belgian relief commission has made special arrangements with the British a; l G man governments whereby an acceptable steamer lane across the Atlantic ocean u a rein relief ships may ply is provided for. The lane stretches between New York and hotter dam, which means that ships carrying supplies to the stricken people of Belgium i un cross the ocean between those two points without fear of attack by either German or Briton. As the result of the announcement sixteen ships have started taking on cargo here for Rotterdam and are expected to sail for Europe with large loads of produce within tin next few days. Twenty-three more vessels will start loading early tomorrow morning with i the intention of getting away for Europe within a few days after the first fleet of sup ply ships leaves port. The announcement of the relief commission was received with considerable surprise in local shipping circles. It was received, however, with no little gratification, for it means, that, while many ships will remain in this port, as well as in other Atlantic ports of the | United States for fear of attack, relief ships can ply the seas unharmed by German sub-1 marines. This will have the effect of relieving the congestion of shipping considerably, for the reason that the supply ships will carry large quantities of freight awav which would otherwise remain in the warehouses and on the docks, leaving no space for other freight which is continually arriving from the west and which, as a result of the congest ed condition in the freight yards, has had tlieeffeet of practically tying up most of the freight cars of the railroads of the United States. It is therefore expected that this relief of the freight situation will also tend to relieve the prevailing freight car shortage and incidentally have the.effect of reducing the present high cost of foodstuffs, which, it is stated, has existed purely for the reason that the prices were raised because the demand i was greater than the supply. 9 NOTED FIGHTER IS LAID A'r REST WITH MILITARY POMP ANT CEREMONY AT SIDE OF SON IN MILITARY CEMETERY AT PRESIDIO. RAIN CH KD T! I:. PROCIASSION TAPS SOUND FOR OFFICER WHO MADE HIMSELF FAMOUS I3Y PERSISTENCE—FUNERAL IS AT TENDED GY MANY OFFICERS OF HIGH RANK. : \ ■ da'i il Press ) SAN FRANl’ISCO, i eb 21. Tap* sound'd today over the grave of Ma jor C. acral Frederick Fun.-ton. late i-'iintii md'-r or the southern depart aii nt of the Failed States army, who died last Wednesday at his head quarters at San -Antonio, Texas, of !■ irei'ui -tii n. He lies buried in ilio beautiful national cemetery at i he T’.( -itlio, his grave being at the . ide of that of his an Arthur. Although an incessant rainfall dampened tho military plumage worn by the ollh ■ rs of hipli rank who at ended the funeral and drenched to tiie shin tin- military escort, com i d . cay dry. a > - ille-ry and in f.mii-j. tHo military funeral services were very impressive. A full bri cade of mixed troops was in the pil ule, and thousands of San Fran ,si-ana braved the elements in order to pay t! i ir last respects to the de parted. In tin- morning tlie body lay in : it'1 in the city hall. Then, tho casket wrapped in a flag and borne on an artillery caisson, the funeral cortege wended its way to tho First Pnsbytc hi church, where tho actual services were held, then to the ceme tery. As the caisson entered the gates ot the cemetery, minute guns boomed ut a salute. Then, screened from the view of the crowd by a curtain of soldiers, the family of the depart ed said the last sad goodbye with no others at the grave except the pull bearer; and the clergyman, the latter concluding the Presbyterian service for tho dead. The mourners then departed, the soldiers fired a volley and the bugler sounded taps. SENATE FIGHT TO VOTE SOON REPUBLICANS SUSPEND SENATE FILIBUSTERING WHEN DEMO CRATS AGREE THAT VOTE ON REVENUE DILL WILL NOT BE URGED BEFORE WEDNESDAY Si i vJI Vi. .•T.SSK )N Vi \Y UK AVERTED APPROPR’ v TON BILLS MAY BE DROUGHT UP BY UNANIMOUS CON IE IT THREE MOST IMPOR r \RE ARMY, NAVY AND SUNDRY CIVILS. A i an il ITr.is) W WHIN .iiC.. 11 1A h. 21. : ,.i 11. ' Ti- Republican i- i r Hi" I ii.ii i.i Slates m nate !• i. 1 .s•;i r lie «!• ienninution ; the 1 'eiaui-iats !■> bold continuous • > . reement be v., ■ a Hi, two iaiTions c an be reach eil. !i be.apparent at 10 o’clock l,i ib an t 'UJit will be made an a • .i• ut tor a vote on tho , vi nui bill. . in.ii winch tlie Re b> next i Wednesday. FILIBUSTER BROKEN. 1 V, A IIINCTON. I'. C.r Feb. 25. :. A. :.i i The Republican fill 1 '. n i" w suspended ■i miiliLuhl. Vi that time 1 a r;:■ , . I. ■ ib rs ai'i red that i In, .da,in i ii imi n i enuo bill, perations of the itopuliLi Ir ina e, nducted, v. i i 1 n n 1 voted upon before next Wedni- *i.i;. In the metintime, how • . ti.' .'ippii'iiiiatiiin bills may be iucui'lti ■ ,i ii, unanimous consent. ! rhe I1 ■ ■ believe in: i ii. i.r: :ie, iiient v. ill save the .1 ~ u i-m r.i i ion of eon : ,■ h i .. .. ■ probable i.iy. .Several of the senators :iy, lmv. i er, that a vote on the • 'i i" lull ui Wednesday will not in . a -il,. aver1 the threatened ex tra session. id from o' her legislation, the lire, most important appropriation me.isoi■ s which have not jet been la ii up 1,;. the senate, up to the on - rt lime, are hills for supplies nr 11■ army and ntivj and the sun i ■ vii 1 1. TI • y ri , sent an ggre .. for nearly a bil lion dollar 'ih>. sundry eivils hill on. a ins provisions for appropriations .or a to.Ilii'ii dollars for various l Alaska projects. (Associated Press) LONDON, I'eb. "1. Ill official ad ,;■■■■ from the western front re mi',.d et the Brilish war office to night, tin British are credited with making advances of considerable lm ponaiu.' southi ast of Mirauinont. They forced tiie Germans to retreat from ilio village of Petit Mirauinont, south of Ancre, and afterwards en tered tile plaee. The British lino south and southeast of Serre and north of Ancre was pushed forward on a front over one and ono-half miles long. USE HE FOOD INQUIRY (Associated Tress) WASHINGTON, I). C„ Feb. 24.— The house of represt Motives passed the time todaj in debating the pro posal submitted for a food inquiry on the part of the Federal Trade commission. The proposal itself was not so much the subject of debate as was the appropriation of $100,000 suggested to cover the expense of the investigation. The Item was fin ally accepted. It is contained in the sundry civils bill, which also con tains the provision for $10,500,000 to be appropriated for construction work on the Alaska railroad during the coming summer, and for other large Alaska appropriations.