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--—--- iMTiii icHirn nATI Y EXCEPT SUNDAY LARGEST ALASKAN CIRCULATION ADVERTISEMENTS BRING RESULTS _PUBLISHED DAILY LXCEPl SU^DAi ___ “ , " “ “ SEWARD, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, NOV. 22, 191(5. Ten Cents the Copy >01. 10, No. ___ fear roumania collapsed LONDON. Nov. 22.—Bucharest is silent concerning the advance of Falkenhayn in the west and military men fear that the Roumanian defensive lias sutiered a total collapse. Immense granaries are located at Krajoya and that they will soon he in the possesion of the Teutons there is no reason to doubt. Efforts have been made to get i„ touch with Roumania but without avail and the worst i* feared. It is admitted that the conquest of Roumania would remove all hope of cutting Germany and Austria elf from Turkey and Bulgaria. FRENCH LINES SHELLED LONDON. Nov. 22.—The French lines southwest of Grandcourt are being heavily shelled by the Germans but no infantry attacks of consequence are reported on the French front. A successful raid of fce German trenches is reported from Gommecourt. further seteie lighting for the capture of Baupaunie is expected within a week. ITALIANS REPULSE BULGARS PARIS. Nov. 22.—The Italian forces fighting in con junction with the Serbs have repulsed Bulgarian counter attacks west of Monastic. In the same region the French have occupied Kroni near Lake Presba. lhe Seibian government is now organized at Monastic but the Teutons ami Bulgars are strongly entrenched to the north. ARTILLERY AT VERDUN PARIS, Nov. 22.—Severe artillery duels are proceed ing at Douaumont on the Verdun front. The Germans are intensely bombarding the positions which our troops recently occupied. At Sallisel to the west artillery fight ing is also proceeding. FALKENHAYN AT KRAJOYA BERLIN. Nov. 22—The Teuton infantry has now ar rived before Krajoya. the seat of the chief command of the First Roumanian army and an immediate assault on that position may be looked for. The main railroad will probably be in our possession within a few days. Artil lery fighting is proceeding on the C onstanza-Cernadova line in Dobrudja. Falkenhayn's success in western Rou mania means that we and our Bulgarian allies are on both banks of the Danube and the crossing ot that stream m face of heavy hostile forces will not be necessary. FIGHT AGAIN IN CHAMPAGNE BERLIN. Nov. 22.—The German positions at Ancre and St. Pierre Yaast, on the Somme front, were heavily shelled last night. Artillery fighting has also been revived in Champagne but no infantry assaults are reported. EMBARGO TO KILL BLACKLIST WASHINGTON, Nov. 22. — Congressman John J. Fitzgerald, when interviewed about his proposed food em bargo bill today, admitted that he intends to introduce the measure and he declares that it is the most effective measure the United States can use against the blacklist of the allied nations. He also says it will remove distress in America by keeping the food at home. PROBABLY WHITE STAR LINER LONDON, Nov. 22.—It is not yet officially known but it is generally believed that the British ship Brittanic sunk in the Agean is none other than the big White Star liner which was the largest afloat. She was torpedoed in the sea of Candia. BRITISH HOSPITAL SHIP SUNK LONDON, Nov. 22.—The British hospital ship Brit tanic was sunk last Monday in the Agean sea and fifty of those aboard were lost. It has not been definitely ascer tained whether the sinking was due to a submarine or a mine. REPORT JAGOW RESIGNS AMSTERDAM, Nov. 22. — It is reported here that von Jagow, German minister of foreign affairs, has re signed because of ill health and that von Zimmerman, as sistant secretary, will be appointed to fill the vacancy. MAY PLACE EMBARGO ON FOOD FROM U. S. WASHINGTON, Nov. 22. —Con gressman Fitzgerald of New York, chairman of the appropriation com mittee of the house of representa tive's, is planning to introduce a food embargo bill at the coming session. A big light is expected against it as an embargo might have a serious ef fect on the food problem in England. Fitzgerald and the supporters of the proposed measure say it is the only way in which the increase in the price of foodstuffs ni the United States can be stopped. .. ————— EVANS LEAVES FRIDAY The Admiral Evans will leave Seat-1 tie on Friday instead of Thursday. BASEBALL PRACTISE The woman’s indoor baseball team will meet this evening for practise. | -- I George Kriedler, the engineer, will leave for the outside on the Alameda. ATLANTIC CITY, Nov, 22.—The positive statement by Lane that the American expedition will not be with drawn from Mexico until its purpose has been fulfilled has apparently caused consternation in Mexican cir cles and has precipitated a crisis which may have momentous results. Chairman Cabrera of the Mexican commissioners became excited and agitated when lie heard the statement and he refused point blank to be quot ed in the papers in connection with it He left in extreme haste for Phila delphia to consult Nieto, the Mexicai under secretary of finance, who i. living in that city at present, to se cure fresh indications of the desire. of the Carranza government. All th< other Mexican commissioners are ap parently surprised at the America! “ultimatum” and have asked time t« consider before giving any answer 01 expressing their views respecting it The announcement of Lane fs gener ally taketi as defying Mexico and a an assertion of the belief that tin United States is only exercising it. rights by keeping the expedition in Mexico. WRECKED CREW COMPLAINS VANCOUVER, B. C., Nov. 22. — The shipwrecked members of the crew of the Romano state in the news papers here this afternoon that they were mistreated aboard the Admiral Evans that brought them here. They sav thev had been ten hours adrift and were exhausted when picked up, but on going aboard the Evans, they say, they were quartered in the hold of the Evans and no care was given them. They say a missing light at Key Reef was responsible for the shipwreck. All) MAY COME FOR THE NATIVES NEAR SUSITNA G. L». Poindexter has received a cable from Governor Strong asking him how aid can be given to the des titute Indians of Knik and Susitna and Mr. Poindexter has suggested to the governor to write to the commis sioner and postmaster over there. Some time ago, as the Gateway stat ed, Mr. Poindexter, after a visit to that place, informed the governor that the natives were in a bad way for food and clothing and the govern or evidently intends to look into the matter. HUGHES GETS VERMONT MONTPELIER, Vt., Nov. 22.—The plurality of Hughes in Vermont is 17,542. EVANS PICKS UP A SHIPWRECKED CREW SEATTLE, Nov. 22.—The Admiral Evans arrived today alter an excep tionally stormy voyage. She received a severe handling but was not hurt in the least. On the way down she picked up a crew of eighteen men who had been shipwrecked on the fishing steamer Roman which was sunk last Saturday at Key Reef. DANCE ENTERTAINMENT An entertainment will be given by the pupils of Miss Lucille Hal.ett’s dancing school in A. B. Hall on December 8. After the entertainment a dance will take place. MINE STATION FOR SEATTLE SEATTLE, Nov. 22.—Franklin K. Lane, secretary of the interior, announces that a mining station will he es tablished in this city. DEUTSCHLAND SPEEDING EAST WATCHELL, R. I., Nov. 22—The Deutschland when seen latest last night was ten miles off shore and was go ing eastward through Block Island sound. She had ap parently remained on the surface all the time. DID NOT AWAIT CONVOYS NEW LONDON, Nov. 22.—The Deutschland is evi dently proceeding without the expected convoy of armed submarines and Captain Koenig must have changed his plans at the last moment. He sailed out in broad daylight with flags flying as if there were no war and as if he were only going for an ordinary cruise. CHARLES FRANCIS PROCLAIMED NEW EMPEROR OF DUAL MONARCHY SAYS ADAMSON LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL Federal .1 udge Believes Railroad Fight Hour Law W ill Not Stand. KANSAS CITY, Nov. 22.—rederal Judge Hook today declared the Adam son eight hour law unconstitutional and invalid and at the same time de nied the motion of the government for a receiver for tin* Missouri and Okla homa Gulf railroad as the Adamson law was involved. Hook declared that the only effect of his decision! would he to rush the question to tin supreme court and so have if finally decided. The government’s appeal will he presented at once so that m» delay will occur and the supreme court is expected to take immediate action WANTED INFORMATION ON SKAGWAY ELECTION The Skagway Alaskan says: Juneau, Nov. G.—Proceed with the election tomorrow at Skagway. The lelect in the publication of the notice of election will not invalidate the I election. Watch for repeaters and illegal voters and illegal practices Notify this office at once by cable should there be any violation of the election laws. (signed) SMISER, U. S. Attorney. The above message is in answer te* one sent by U. S. Commissioner Ras musen to U. S. District Attorney at Juneau this omrning. The cable as sent was as follows: Smiscr, District Attorney, Juneau: 1 have been requested to give opin ion on the validity of the local elec tion under the following facts and pass it on to you for your opinion. Skagway town council has failed to publish a notice of election in news paper as required by section three nine five compiled laws of Alsaka, but has given notice by posting for one month. First published notice in pa per was November third and second insertion will be made today. Will election to be held tomorrow here be legal under these facts. Wire quick as voters here wish to make arrange ments voting at Haines if election here invalid. (Signed) RASMUSEN, Commissioner WOULD SULZER HAVE TO RESIGN FROM SENATE The Juneau Dispatch says that if Sulzer is elected delegate to congress he would not have to resign as a member of the territorial senate as he could not take office in the national legislature until December. Local at torneys, however, say that the new congress will be called in March and that Sulzer could not sit in both bodies. FEDERATION OF LABOR AIDS R. R. BROTHERHOODS BALTIMORE, Nov. 22.—President Lee of the railroad brotherhoods has urged the Federation of Labor con vention to unite with the railroad men to fight for the eight hour day, and Samuel Gompers at once tendered the brothei hood president the federation’s support. President Lee, Stone and Shepperd of the brotherhoods have returned to Washington and President Carter has gone to New York to pre pare for the fight against the eight hour measure in the courts. Miss Wallace, principal of the schools, is indisposed today and was compelled to remain at home. LE KOI EST MORT; VIVE LE ROI VIENNA, Nov. 22.—The Archduke Charles Francis was proclaimed emperor of Lie Austro-Hungarian empire today. The latest accounts of the death of Francis Joseph show that it was entirely unexpected. He retired at T o’clock last evening and complained of being feverish. His daughter Valerie was in attendance and at i) o’clock he seemed to be restful hut a few moments later he point ed to his throat and then died. The Kaiser of Germany was immediately notified by telephone. He belonged to the oldest reigning house in Europe, the Hapsburgs, and was the 133rd of his line. The body has been placed in a crypt of the Capucin monastery and is in a plain metal encasement. SAY ARCHDUKE UNTRAINED LONDON, Nov. 22. — Europe is now watching the new emperor. He has had no training in diplomacy but has had considerable military success. It is believed that the ruling of the empire needs strength to meet the un rest there. AUSTRIAN EMPEROR I)EAI) LONDON, Ncv. 21—Francis Joseph, emperor, died at \) o'clock tonight at the castle of Schoenbrunn. Reports from Vienna and Geneva state that Extreme Unction was administered to him by a priest last Saturday and this report removes any suspicion that his death was not a natural one. It is taken as showing, however, that the leath of the old emperor was regarded as an event of such importance that secrecy was advisable to the last. The first report of the serious illness of the emperor came from Amsterdam which reported that he was suffering from an inflammatory area in the right lung. Other wise the symptoms were catarrhal. Francis Joseph was born in 1830 and was, therefore, 80 years of age at the ;ime of his death. He acceded to the throne when only 18 years of age in 1848 and so has ruled for nearly three fourth of a century. AUSTRIAN CABINET MEETS LONDON, Nov. 22.—A special meeting of the Austro Hungarian cabinet has been called as a result of the death of the emperor. The meeting may be held in Vienna lirst and another meeting is contemplated in Budapest, the Hungarian capital, so both partners to the dual monarchy may feel that it is an equal partner. The reign of Francis Joseph was the longest in history. BERNSTORFF ON EMPEROR’S DEATH WASHINGTON, Nov. 22.—The officials of the Ger man embassy here see in the death of the emperor of Austria greate renergy and renewed military activity in Austria to prosecute the war. The feeling in the embassy seems to be that Francis Joseph was too old and of too gentle a nature for war. Ambassador Bernstorff himself says that the progress of the war will not be affected in the least by the emperor’s death. ❖ MORE WEDDING BELLS * ❖ - ♦ Mr. A1 Roberts and Mrs. A. Dabney were united in marriage last evening at the home of Mrs. Cooper by Rev. J. J. Patton of the Methodist church. The bride and groom are well known and popular residents of this section. The only witnesses to the interesting event were Mrs. Cooper and her son, Mr. Charles Cooper. Mrs. Roberts is the proprietor of a roadhouse out near Mile 23 and Mr. Roberts has been en gaged in a similar business. SIX BABES BORN AT ONE TIME KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 2.—Mrs. Andrew Woods, 31 years old, gave birth to six children, all boys, at her home in this city, according to the report of City Physician Kyle, who attended. The babies were formed perfectly but were dead.—Ex. BOUGHT CROPS AND LET THEM ROT AWAY CHICAGO, Nov. 22. — The sensa tional fact was disclosed today before the investigators that speculators bought the growing crops this year and then permitted them to rot so that a shortage might be created and the crops in hand bring large prices. Further investigation will be made into the matter and some steps will be taken to prevent such action in future, if not to punish the offenders. BUYS NUTTER’S INTEREST Jack Edmonton has purchased Charlie Nutter’s interest in the saw mill and roadhouse at Roosevelt. A1 Roberts and the purchasers are now partners.