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ALASKAN ALASKAN | DAILY _DAILY_ ADVERTISEMENTS BRING RESULTS PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY___LARGEST ALASKAN CIRCULATION \ ol 10. No. 280 SEWARD. ALASKA. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15, 1916. _Ten Cents the Copy LONDON MAINTAINS BLACKLIST AND SAYS II. S. THREATENS ALLILD RIGHTS BRITISH DENY U. S. RIGHTS WASHINGTON. Nov. 15.—The British reply to the blacklist protest of the United States was made public to day and 1 as created a sensation as it denies the right of America t.» interfere with Britain in the matter and goes further even by declaring that the l nited States is inter fering and means to interfere unduiy with British rights. The reply denies the right of neutrals traders to ruthless ly cancel the blacklist which. Britain maintains, means nothing more than a measure concerning Britain only and a measure wfffeh is designed to shorten the war. \ is-: count Grey states positively that he refuses to> erase American names front the blacklist and he expresses the sincere belief that America intends to challenge the sov ereign rights of Britain. He declares that a tong and bit ter struggle is in sight yet in Europe and that the En tente Alliance has every right to use every legitimate means to cripple the enemy. Negotiations are still open, officials say. STORY OF COLUMBIAN YORUNNA. Spain. Nov. 15.—Captain Curtis of the ship Columbian sunk by the Germans reports that he was: dining on his vessel at the time he heard a shot which was the first intimation of the presence of the submarine. He found the submarine to be four miles awaj and he im mediately hoisted the American flag. The E -49 approach ed and ordered them to leave the Columbian in an impos sibly short time. Curtis told the submarine commander that he should respect the flag and six Americans were dispatched to the sttb to explain what the ( olumbian was and what she carried, but the explanations were not al lowed. The crew was ordered oil but plenty of time was given them to transfer to the Balto. Ihe Swedish ship Yaring was also given permission to enter port to secure provisions. BRITISH SHIP SUNK PARIS, Nov. 15. — The British ship Sarah Radcliff has boon sunk by the Germans otl the 1 rench coast. Site was first torpedoed and afterwards thirty shots were fir ed to send her down. Thirty of the crew were rescued. • GERMANS WIN PRESSOIRE PARIS, Nov. 15. — It is admitted that the Germans have taken possession of Pressoire by the use ot liquid fire. GERMANS STRIKING HARD LONDON, Nov. 15.—The official news this afternoon is that the battle of Ancre continues. The Germans are striking a hard blow at the French at Ablaincourt and Chaulncs but no result is yet reported. CANADIANS AGAIN PRAISED LONDON, Nov. 15.—With bombs and bayonets the Canadians have taken a thousand yards of the trench front at Regina and have German forces now between the two arms of a semi-circle. The effectiveness of the cur tain fire prevented heavy British losses and all attempts bv the Germans to make counter attacks fell down. FURTHER FRENCH PROGRESS PARIS, Nov. 15. — The French today made further progress at St. Pierre \ aast wood. BALDWIN LECTl'RE AT 8:13 STANDARD TIME The lecture by Asa C. Baldwin next Saturday evening will begin at 8:13 standard time. The admission is only 30 cents which is regarded as very small, and the big dance after the lecture w ill be given free. C. W. Winstedt and family will leave for Juneau on one of the first boats. BERT WOOD INSANE Bert L. Wood, who was found nak ed in the Catholic church yesterdi. was adjudged insane today ami will bo t sent out to the asylum. The hearing ’ 1 in the case of Paul Benson will come ! tomorrow. CHISANA NOT REPORTED CORDOVA. Nov. 15.—The report of the elction results in Chisana has not I 1 been received here yet. CONFERENCE ABOUT MEXICO MAY FAIL Chairman of Mexican Com mission Objects to Pro visional Withdrawal ATLANTIC CITY, Nov. I'.,—Chair num Cabrera of the Mexican peace commissioners is now vigorously op posing the provisional clause in the proposal of the United States to with draw its troops from Mexico. He ob ject." to the proposed border patrol al so and the deferences of opinion on these questions may bring to an end the endeavors of the commission. ORDERS AMERICANS RELEASED EL PASO, Nov. 15.—The state de partment has peremptorily demanded the release of three Americans who have been jailed in Juarez. “IS VILLA ALIVE" Tip's question has been asked of one )f the editors of Thi Review more frequently, since his recent arrival from Mexico, than any other «»f the many queries that have been pro pounded. R is over live months since the Columbus affair, and nearly that per iod has elapsed since any credible evi dence of Villa's existence has been presented. In one of the encounters a few days after the raid it is known positively that the bandit leader was badly wounded. Then he dropned out of sight, and while his name has of late been used in connection with various bandit gangs that have been making trouble in a portion of Chi huahua. no reliable person has been found who affirms with positiveness that he has seen ami recognized him. No one who knows Villa personally, as does the writer, can believe for a moment that a person of his disposi tion could by any possiblity remain in hiding for any length of time un less seriously wounded. He would have appeared in many centers of; population and would have been seen! and identified by many not his friends and who would inevitably have made the fact known. Villa’s personality and appearance are too striking to ad mit of successful disguise and any one who has known him would recog nize him in spite of almost any at tempt to conceal his identity. If he were wounded and in hiding, that fact too would have been known! to hundreds if not thousands in far less time than has elapsed since his first disappearance. Even in the re mote fastnesses of the Sierra Mndre, sparsely settled as that region is, news travels rapidly. As an instance, the writer several years ago was journeying in these mountains with I only a mozo as a guide ami com pan- j ion, and was making good progress) daily. Yet not infrequently he enter-j ed Indian villages of the smallest size j and in the most secluded sections and j to his astonishment found that the | people had known of his coming two 1 or three days beforehand. News j travels fast and far among the| natives, strangers are the objects of i groa* curiosity, and if Villa had been in hiding as has been supposed his presence would have been widely known both to friends and enemies in-' side of a very few weeks. Yet as stated, five months or there- j nboats have elapsed since there has| been anv definite reliable information * , j regarding him. If indeed he be alive,; he has shown a most remarkable abil- j I ity to keep that fact a secret. Indeed, CALIFORNIA COUNT REMAINS THE SAME SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15.—The official count of the votes now pro ! feeding in this state closely tallies with the unofficial count which gave Wilson more than three thousand of a plurality. The Democrats and Repub licans alike discredit the stories of rumored irregularities in the first count and believe everything will be found to have been properly carried out. POLITICAL NOTES A man named John W. Frame spoke in his paper of his opponet for election, Dooley, in the most disgust ing manner and the result of the pol1 ing shows that Dooley beat him bed ly. This is another indication of the fact that Alaskans are too broad to stand for filthy abuse of any man. In speaking recently of James Wickersham, Frank Waskey, first delegate to congress, said “the day of piffle in Washington and peddle it 1 Alaska is gone.” The big vote for George Grigsby show's how a really good fellow i.^ recognized everywhere even on short acquaintance. It does not seem to be generallv known that Shackleford in a speed, a, a Republican meeting in Juneau roasted Sulzer badly. And yet peo ple w ill tell you that because Shackle ford was opposed to Wickersham he was for the Democrat. Colonel Richardson and the Alaska Road Commission have been endorsed by the voters of Alaska, even though future counting might give a little lead. to Wickersham. The estimates of the Valdez Pros pector and the Gateway of the voting up to the day before yesterday were only at variance by five votes. Any other estimate up to yesterday was only blind guess work substituted for the trouble and expense of getting real returns. Some of the precincts not yet heard from are probably Koyukuk, Hetties. Fort Yukon, Poorman, Marshall. Ophir, Tolstoi, Chisana, Kobuk, Kiana and a few smaller places. None of these places is connected by telegraph with the larger centers and navigation is closed. It is not generally known that Al aska once was a dry territory. John Noon lived at Juneau at that time and he says the number of saloons in that city could hardly be less than forty two, all blind tigers or pigs or what ever they are. Another thing that may not be generally known is that the man who introduced the dry reso lution in the legislature once had an interest in a saloon in the interior. REOIEUK MAKES GAINS FOR HUGHES IN MINN. ST. PAUL, Nov. 15.—A recheck of the votes gives Hughes a plurality ol 1,068 in Minnesota. A big gain was made by him in rechecking the votes at Hennepin. HENRY GEORGE DEAD WASHINGTON, Nov. 15.—Henry George, Jr., died here today. it would have been well nigh practi cally impossible. Put the customary non-committal j reply to a difficult question is appro-, priate in this connection: “Quien sabe” And by the way, the native pro nunciation of the name is Vee-yah.— Mexican Review, TERRIFIC FIGHTING RAGES ON THE WESTERN FRONTS AGAIN iGILL MAY AGAIN RE RECALLED — — ■■■ — — — Meeting Held to Denounce llim For Blaming Everett. SEATTLE, Nov. 11.—'The threaten ed mail election to oust Alayor (iiii is believed to have been launched at a meeting today twenty-five prominent business men headed 1>> Judge i'homas Gurke. Resolutions were passe*! showing sympathy for Liu people of Everett in attacking tlu* Industrial Workers of the Work!, and attacking .Mayor dill’s utterances in connection witii tiu* matter. The speakers at tiu* meeting aiso attacked the city administration of Seattle for failing to- prevent the Workers from embarking in this city on their mis sion. GILL TALES PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 11.—May or (iilt of Seattle talked here today to business men and city officials and disclaimed any liking for the Indust rial Workers of the World. He de clared, however, tha: a federal in vestigation will diM-loM* a situation iu Everett which is without parallel 10 tin* United States and he reiterated ilie opinion that the companies were responsible for the whole trouble and the resulting murders. He .-aid tlu companies were alone to blame foi *he beating up of sixteen members ol the organization a week before tlu shooting and that this beating up brought around the fatal occurrence. CARRANZA ORDERS MINE OWNERS WORK OR QCl'l WASHINGTON, Nov. 15.—The Carranza decree which demands that mine owners resume operations on j their properties or forfeit them he-; came effective today. Many American mine owners are interested in this command and some trouble is expect ed as some of them will refuse to take chances and the forfeiture of their properties will probably not be I countenanced by this government. GUILD TO MEET St. Peter’s Guild will meet tomo rrow afternoon at Mrs. Balderston’s. TO BUILD 10 STEEL CARS FOR ALASKA Greater activity is expected to be in evidence soon at the car building and repairing plant of the Twohy Bros, company, on East Sixtieth street, ad joining the line of the Oregon-Wash ington Rail Road & Navigation company, where a contract will be filled probably for constructing 40 standard all-steel cars for the Copper River & Northern Railway company. In competition with Eastern car builders and with a rival plant at Seattle, the Twohy Bros, company has submitted the best bid, having guar anteed delivery of the shipment to Cordova, Alaska, earlier than tlu\ time named in other bids. The con tract amounts to approximately $04, 000.—Portland Telegram. The manner in which the Hughes people clung to hope outside and the Wickershamites cling to hope inside, recalls the story of the Irishman who fell from the top of a twenty story building and remarked, as he shot past the window on the second floor, that he was all right yet, anyhow. MARIPOSA LEAVES CORDOVA The Mariposa left Cordova at 10:301 this morning. ^ , m • i • • * ! MORE BRITISH VICTORIES LONDON, Nov. 15.—The British yesterday in splen did assaults won Beaucourt and Surancre and all the pres ent ohective points have thus been gained. The pressure is not yet relaxed and will not he until our troops win Miraumont, Aitchet and Legrand, an important railroad | junction northwest of Bapaume and the ultimate objective ! of the great offensive for this year. The charge of the j British troops is reported to have been a most dashing i one. The men went across No Man’s Land cheering loiid y and without the slightest hesitation. FRENCH PRAISE BRITISH PARIS, Nov. 1”).—In the fighting that resulted in the ■('cent British captures the British displayed great hero sin. They first crept within a few yards of the German i trendies and then charged with loud hurrahs. Ten as saults at St. Pierre resulted in the surrender of a whole Jeniiaii bataliion. BRITISH ATTACKS TREMENDOUS BERLIN, Nov. 13. — The British attacks yesterday vere tremendous and a little ground was gained by them. Hie French attacks at Saillv failed. * ✓ TEUTONS MAKE PROGRESS BERLIN, Nov. 13.—The Teutons have made progress ;out,h of Tulghes despite strong Roumanian resistance, fhe Russians have also been compelled to retire in north •rn Transylvania. On the Macedonian front a battle is io\v raging in the plain north of Cerna but no result has loen reported. In other fields conditions had remained inchanged so far as the official news this morning told to he contrary. AIRRAIDS IN TRENTINO ROME, Nov. 15.—Air raids by the Austrians are re ported from various places all over the 1 rentino hut the >nlv results stated are the deaths of two soldieis. ' * ROUMANIANS SUCCESSFUL BUCHAREST, Nov. 15.—The Roumanian center has been successful over the Teutons in the north ami cease less attacks by the Teutons in the Usui valley have been entirely overcome. ROUMANIAN FLOTILLA ACTIVE LONDON, Nov. 15.—A Roumanian flotilla has arriv 'd at Seimeni on the Danube, north of Cernadova, and is iow bombarding the left flank of the Teutons. From the news received in the past twenty-four hours from that quarter it is evident that the Teutons have decided to be satisfied to hold the Cernadova-Black Sea line. TEUTONS WIN IN WALLACHIA BERLIN, Nov. 15.—The Teutons have been success ful in Wallachia and have taken eighteen hundred prison ers. Wallachia is the part of Roumania in which Cant pa- . lung is situated... RUSSIANS REPULSED BERLIN, Nov. 15. — Severe Russian attacks south east of Lemberg have been repulsed, it is officially an nounced. FRENCH REPULSED SOFIA. Nov. 15.—On the Greek front, the war office reports, the Bulgarians have repulsed weak attacks by French detachments south of Lake Malik. \ igorous ar tillery fighting is proceeding near Lake Presba. • - --- SAYS PEACE IS TALKED OF BERLIN, Nov. 15.—Count Apponyi, former premier of Hungary, stated today in an interview that a move to wards peace is probable during the winter. He says the statesmen of all the belligerent countries are becoming reconciled. .. .