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T HE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 552. JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 26, 1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS ADMIRAL SAMPSON SINKS AND FIFTEEN LIVES LOST ?' y Allies Begin Another Battle In Lorraine WAR WILL STRAIN BRITAIN TO UTTERMOST CapL Moore and fourteen Perish on Alaska Liner SEATTLE. Aug. 26. ?The Steamship Admiral Sampson, Capt. Zimero S. Moore, master, which sailed from Seattle for the southern coast of Alaska at 4 o'clock this morning, was run down in the fog and sunk by the Canadian Pacific stamship Prin cess Victoria, Capt. Hurkey, mas ter, at 6 o'clock this morning off Point No Point, 20 miles north of Seattle. Fifteen lives were lost. THE DEAD: CAPT. ZIMERO S. MOORE, Master. E. F. KENNEY, Chief Officer. A. J. NOON, Chief Engineer.; MISS M. CAMPBELL, Stew ardess. MRS. GEORGE BANBUR i, passenger, wife of the Agent of the Admiral Line at Skagway Al : aska. | ? G. W. BRYANT, passenger, of Seward Alaska. EZRA BYRNE, stowaway. j. EIGHT MEMBERS OF THE < CREW. TOTAL?15. j SAMPSON CUT IN TWO. # The Admiral Sampson was cut in two by the Princess Victoria which struck her port side near ! the after hatch. She sunk in 4 J minutes after the blow was ( Struck. il 1 PRINCESS VICTORIA RES CUES SURVIVORS. |] i' The Princess Victoria stood by the wrecked vessel, rescued the J survivors, and brought them to i Seattle. The bow of the Princess Vic- j tori a is badly damaged. t That only two passengers lost 1 their lives is regarded as re markable. because the Admiral j Sampson was afloat only four < minutes after being struck by> the Canadian ship. ] VICTORIA CATCHES FIRE. jl SEATTLE. Aug. 26. ? Fire broke out in the bow of the Princess Victoria after she had been in collision with the Admir al Sampson, and Ezra Byrne, one of the dead, lost his life in the fire after he had been rescued and taken refuge in the forward part of the ship. Mrs. Banbury, who was one of the drowned, was the wife of the Admiral Line agent at Skag way. '? G. W. Bryant, the other pas senger to lose his life, was a res ident of Seward, and was en route home. i Steel Passenger Ship. The Admiral Sampson was a pas sengercarrying, steel steamship. 280 feet in length. 36.1 feet beam; 22.7 feet of hold; 2262 tons gross and 1432 tons net register, with twin screws and wireless equipment She was built at Philadelphia in 1898, and registered from Portland. Maine. She was a sis ter ship of the Admiral Dewey, Admir al Farragut and Admiral Schley. She (Continued on Page 6.) THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?57. Minimum?17. Rainfall?.15 inch. Cloudy; rain. GERMANS | LEVY BIG WAR TAX LONDON, Aug. 26?Germany has levied $90,000,000 to be paid before September 1 as a war tax on the province of Brabant, Bel gium. This is believed to be in addi tion to the $40,000,000 levied on the city of Brussels for the same purpose. ? + * JUNEAU TEACHERS + * WERE ON SAMPSON + > + fr Miss Lavina Willson and ?> f Miss Lorraine Andrews, teach- + l- ors in the Juneau high school. + b were among thoso rescued ? ? from the Admiral Sampson. + ? ? . - . iuneau elks have big time The Juneau Elks have made great preparations for the social session that will take place in their hall to night. It will be one of the affairs that this order which is noted for its high quality of entertaining has ever pulled off in Juneau. In addition to a short program, there will be dancing and some good thingB to eat. The affair will be strictly Informal, md Exalted Ruler Forrest says any >ne wearing a dress suit will be Ined. The members of Juneau lodge desire particularly that visiting members of :he order and their families shall at :end. Single men ^.re urged to bring :helr sweethearts. V COURT HOUSE BRIEFS 1 h ? The grand Jury returned four Indict ments this morning one of which is se cret. Alfonzo Jlver was indicted for selling liquor to Indians: J. Burns for pocket picking, and Joe Gonzales for assault with a dangerous weapon. The last nomed indictment charges that Gonzales attacked Ned Williams at Yakutat on August 4 last, cutting him with a knife on the head. The complaining witness is an Indian and there is said to be a woman involved in the case. K. Yamaguchi and H. Yamashita, charged with the murder of T. Kagita, the Japanese foreman at Sitkoh Bay cannery, entered pleas of not guilty. Chris Chalmus. charged with selling liquor to Indians, and Peter Sing, charged with burglary, plead not guilty. The jury in the case against Franz en returned a verdict for plaintifT after being out a short time. John Johnson today filed suit against Henry States to foreclose on a note and mortgage for $695.58. Sentenced. J. W. Felix and Ernest Mowlds, both of whom plead guilty to selling liquor to Indians were sentenced, the form er to 15 days in the Federal Jail, and the latter to pay a fine of $20. Ex tenuating circumstances were shown in both cases. TRIAL JURYMEN EXCUSED. Judge R. W. Jennings today excused the following members of the pettlt jury for the remainder of the term: R. H. Ferry. T. A. Page of Haines; W. P. Mills. T. F. Demidoff, Sitka; J. M. Tanner, Skagway. Miss Ester Gibson, the well known trained nurse in the government ser vice. arrived In Jueau on the City of Seattle from Sitka and will leave for Y&kutat soon. I WILSON EXPECTS NO WAR IN MEXICO WASHINGTON. Aug. 26.?President Woodrow Wilson Is confident that the differences between Gen. Villa and Gen. Carranza can be settled without recourse to arms. ? The expressed desire of Gen. Villa to settle tho problems which he desires arranged throught negotiations is bo lieved to be in good faith. NATIONAL FOREST : MONEYS COMING i Territorial Treasurer Walsteln G. ' Smith has been notified by tho aud- ? ltor of State and other departments ] for the Federal government that his < claim for $31,803.04, on account of Al- J aska's share of receipts from the sale ] of timber in the National forests lo cated in Alaska for the years 1906 to 1912, botrf inclusive, has been trans- j mitted to the Secretary of the Treas ury for issuanco and transmittal of ( warrant This money under the law must be . devoted to schools and roads within 1 the Territory. The law was designed < more particularly to apply to^he na- | tlonal forests in the several States I and diflnltely provides that the mon- J ey must be appropriated prorata . among tho counties in which the na- I tlonal forests exist There are no ^ counties in Alaska and the comptroller . of the treasury has forwarded the do- ] clsion that the moneys accruing to the treasury of Alaska through the national forests must go to tho Torri- C tory at large. Treasurer Smith says th^t it will bo up to the legislature to appropriate the money in this fund in accordance r with that decision and in the mean- i time the money will be deposited in ( the banks of the Territory pending ac- v tion by the legislature. d * + + ? + + + + ? + + + ?? + + V ? MARINE NOTES + f ++?????+++++*+++ The Jefferson was expectod from tho e South early this afternoon. e The Princess May Is expected from c the South today. f The Spokane should arrive from the p South tomorrow night. The Humboldt should arrive from j the South Saturday night or Sunday i morning. t The Mariposa should arrive from t the South Friday. ii The Admiral Evans is due from the p Westward Friday. a The City of Seattle sailed south this morning. (1 The Al-Ki sailed south this morning, s The Alameda sailed south this morn- n ing. d COLORED WOMAN CHARGED c WITH COAL FRAUD o ?+? c Yesterday afternoon an elderly col- r ored woman, whose name could not 1 be learned but who claimed her res- c idence was down on lower Front street made complaint at the United States t marshal's office that she had been duced the truant to come homo for the neighbor into paying $20 for a small lump of very black coal, weighing less than an ounce, under the representa- j tlon that it was a charm endowed with t mystic powers sufficient to bring her r absent spouse back to his own Are- i side. Court house attaches say that 1 this is the highest price ever paid for t coal in Alaska so far as known. I The complaining woman declares i that her wily neighbor claimed to be a voodoo priestess and would under take to make a charm that would in- ' duce the truant husband home for the aum of $20. She wanted her man and parted with the twenty. After days and days of weary waiting she bo- i came suspicious and commenced an in- i vestigation with the result that the i article sold as a charm developed in- ? to nothing more than a lump of coal < ?hence the complaint. It is being in- ] vestigated. ; NEW SCHOOL BUILDING FOR METLAKAHTLA According to Superintendent W. G. Beattle of the Southeastern Alaska In dian school division, there will soon be a new government school house erected at Metlakahtla. The plans for the structure have been forwarded to the department of the interior for approval and this Ib all that is lack ing in order to start work. Former U. S. Marshal J. M. Shoup is a passenger aboard the Humboldt enroute to Juneau. KITCHNER SAYS WAR TO BE LONG LONDON, Aug. 26 In a speech delivered to the House of Lords last night Lord Kitchener said that "the war will strain the resources of the British Empire and its colonies to the utter most limit." He said that the con test would be of long luration. "The sacrifices that ;his strain will entail," said Kitchener, "will be :>orne willingly and jravely for Britain's lonor and the preser vation of her position n the world." )UTLOOK GLOOMY TO TENDON TIMES LONDON, Aug. 26.?An undercur ent of pessimism over England's mili ary chances runs throughout an ar Icle of the Times military expert, rhich says In part: "Lord Kitchener does not find un ler his hand the meanB for waging var on a great scale. We are droad ully in arreurs. "The president generation by.. its. fforts and its very patriotism is call d on to make up for neglect, selflsh less and calloused indifference to de ence which has characterized one ieace-loving nation. "What is the situation? We are Ighting a nation of 70,000,000 peoplo. t is in arms to crush us. Franco has hrown the whole of her manhood in o war. She can do no more. Russia s a mighty power with immense ca >acity for defence but with untried >nd unproved offensive powers. "We must take it that Gormnnv will Ight this flghKthrough as the Kaiser aid to the last breath of the last man ;nd the last horse. Under such con litlons war may be long, very long. "There must be no question of peace ixcept at our own terms, even If all iur allies are struck down. We should ontinuo the war until tho enemy has elaxed her grip. Wo are fighting for iberties and for the very existence ?f Europe." ARGENTINA IN WAR WITH STEAMSHIP LINES ?*? BUENOS, Ayres, Aug. 26. ? Moat ?ackers in Argentina are warring with he steamship companies over freight ?ates.^and are refusing to kill for ex >ort. Several steamship sailings have ind to be cancelled as a result Argen ina will place an embargo on the ex >ortations of wheat. Food prices are ?ising throughout the republic. DANISH PAPERS MAKE NO WAR COMMENT COPENHAGEN, Aug. 26. ? Danish aewspapers have been warned by the 3ovornment to observe the strictest neutrality and they are publishing all ivar news without comment. Tho gov arnment has renewed the Anglo-Dan ish export and import trade agree ment. AMERICANS NEVER ARRESTED AT ALL WASHINGTON, Aug. 26. ? Archer M. Huntington and wife were not ar rested at Nuremburg, Germany, as reported, according to a report from American Consul Skinner at Ham burg received at tho State Department. The Huntlngtons never were confined in any manner, Skinner reported, but their automobile was requisitioned by the Germans. Tho Huntlngtons' man servant, a British subject, was im prisoned for a Bhort time, but the par ty was otherwise unmolsted. BRITISH SEIZE I KETCHIKAN COAL 1 ?+? KETCHIKAN, Aug. 26.?Coal on board the Princess Ena, con signed to the Northland Dock . company, of this city, was seized by the British cruiser Rainbow J at Prince Rupert Tuesday and / taken on board that vessel. Prince George Gets Fuel. The ^tish hospital ship Prince George put in here Mon day and secured fuel oil. TURKEY WILL KEEP TWO GERMAN CRUISERS ?#? \ PARIS, Aug. 26?Riffat Pasha, Turk Ish ambassador to France, says of the purchase by Turkey "of the German tl cruisers Goeben and Breslau: jj "We Blmply seized the opportunity . to assure the equilibrium of our naval 1 forces with those of Greece. England g; oxorclsed the right to requisition two ^ cruisers Just being finished for us in English yards. Greece bought two battleships from the United States. 01 The arrlvnl of the German cruisers in the Dardanelles was a windfall. You may bo sure wo shall keep them." A BELGIANS CAPTURE A ZEPPELIN AND CREW ?+? at ANTWERP, Aug. 25.?After several in bombH were dropped Into the city by th a German Zeppelin, doing heavy dam- th age, tho airship was brought to the ground within tho Belgian lines with a shot from an aeroplane. The Zep- C! pelln gun crow consisting of 25 was captured. FINNS ARE LOYAL TO RUSSIA IN WAR ml t III NEW YORK, Aug. 26. ? A cable he from Finland to the New York Times jil declares that rumors of a revolution among Finns are entirely false and au that they are absolutely loyal to Rus- up sta. th' DAVID R. FRANCIS REFUSES th APPOINTMENT AS AMBASSADOR pQ WASHINGTON. Aug. 26?David R. th Francis, former Mayor of St. Louis, former Governor of Missouri, for Sec- t.a rotary of the Interior and former Ja president of the St. Louis Exposition, ua yesterday declined tho proferred np- p., polntment to be the first Ambassador to Argentina. * * * Rl LEADING SEATTLE BUSINESS MAN FINED FOR SPEEDING ?+? SEATTLE. Aug. 26.?E. G. Andor- pa son, president of the Western Dry Ca Goods company, one of Seattle's whole- to sale houses, was fined $10 yesterday wl for automobile speeding. ***_ Rl rUHfcULUSUHfc 5UH SETTLED OUT OF COURT ?4>? The foreclosure suit of Henry Cas- j sieu against Mrs. A. Billedcau came 8Q to an abrupt end In the district court ni yesterday and all the other litigation growing out of it was dismissed on q, stipulation of opposing counsel to set tle all of the matters out of court. At torneys Winn and Burton represented the defendant, and Attorney Z. R. Che ney represented the plaintiff. The property involved in the dispute is to bo sold according to the agreement ar and tho money divided nccording to the settlement agreed upon. cc ? , , th WELL KNOWN DEER HUNTERS SUCCESSFUL M H. J. Fisher, H. T. Tripp and B. 8. Dafter, who went out Saturday after deer, returned yesterday afternoon S' bringing in five. Mr. Fisher had the li" misfortune of spraining a foot and Is fr a bit lame, otherwise the trip was very satisfactory to all. ?l - - - fc THE ALAMEDA TAKES ' T MANY SOUTHBOUND M The Alameda, sailing for the South V at four o'clock thlB morning took the ai following passongers from Juneau: C Mrs. A. Moasli, Mrs. H. R. Ward and M children, Miss H. W., Augustine, E. J. D Wright, William Hanson, J. L. Lap lant, C. S. Hubbell and W. S Hard ing. ? ? " n WAR CAUSES MAN 0 IMMIGRATION TO CEASE it WASHINGTON, Aug. 26.?Alien ar- d rivals into the United States for the first nine days of August totalled only 15,000, against 42,837 a year ago. \USTRIA LOSES 60,000: PARIS, Aug. 26.?A dispatch I ) Reuters' says that in the bat- 1 es on the Drina river between * le Servians and the Austrians lere were 300,000 Austrians en- ^ aged, and that their losses to- ^ died 60,000 men, as follows: . Killed, 15,000; wounded, 30, )0; prisoners, 15,000. USTRIANS ARE FORCED 1 OUT OF SERVIAN TERRITORY , 1 LONDON, Auk. 27.?There Is not the present time an Austrian soldier 1 Servla except the prisoners of war j at that country has captured since e war began. ? ( ZAR WITHDRAWS i FROM POLAND -j. H NEW YORK, Aug. 25?The Oor- * in Ambassador, returning from Ber- ^ i, said today that since arriving ^ re ho has been informed that the ^ isslan civil and military authorities ve been withdrawn from Poland, I d that the Polish people have sot + an Independent government with ^ elr capital at Warsaw. .j, Germans All For War. ^ The German Ambassador said fur er that the German people are sup rtlng the war as one man, and that * ey would win. Japan to Control Orient Speaking further, the German Am- * ssador said that the entrance of ' pan Into the war meant that event- * lly the Japanese will control the * iclfic ocenn. * ?I JSSIA PROMISES HOME 4 RULE TO POLAND 4 COPENHAGEN, Aug. 26.?A nows .per dispatch from Berlin says that F :ar Nicholas of Russia has promised grant the Poles homo rule If thoy 111 remain In tho present war. , t t * a USSIA TO HAVE 3,000,000 ? MEN ON FOREIGN SOIL * g ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 26?Rus- e i will have 1,000,000 men on Austrian p 11 within a week and twice that c imber on German soil nccordlng to c statement of an ofllcial In tho War dice this morning. F USTRIANS CONTINUE TO BOMBARD BELGRADE LONDON, Aug. 26.?The Austrlans 1 e continuing the bombardment of t slgrado. Tho city has been almost i implctcly wrecked by the shells from io heavy selgo guns. t ? *? ? i ANY LEAVE ON THE CITY OF SEATTLE p The City of Seattle, Bailing for the onth at three o'clock this morning, >ok the following named passengers om Juneau: For Petersburg ? An- j rcw Lawson, J. C. Allen; for Wrung I?Frank Spau'dlng, H\ G Welgle; . ir Kotchikan?J. L. Goldstein, Dave erwilliger; for Seattlo-^W. A. Lord, ( 'Iss Vera Dugan, R. C. Hunt, Henry Hrt, Lucy A. Dailey, Alfred Huntly id wife, Miss R. Brennan, James Mc loskey and Mrs. McCloskey, Eugene I [cCloskey, James McCloskey, jr? H. . Allison. IMPORTANT NOTICE. 1 Regular meeting Wednesday eve- ' Ing. Aug. 26, 8 o'clock, of the Juneau < rder of Elks. All members and vis- 1 Ing^Elks are requested to bring la- ' ies. Bigsoclal session will be held. Thero will be dancing and good cats. ? GEO. F. FORREST, E.R. ' H. I. LUCAS, Secretary. French and British Are Again Aggressive ??????, ? PARIS, Aug. 26--The' War Office issued the following statement to day: "The allied forces in Lorraine have again taken up a combined offensive movement. The battle which was recommenced yesterday is still raging as this statement is issued." The War Minister continued: "It is not the purpose of the allies to remain on the defen sive along the Meuse. Offensive operations' will be renewed at all points just as they have been renewed in Lor raine. We shall not be jontent until we inflict i decisive blow on the . memy and defeat his nvading armies." ? - NAMUR FORST STILL ? HOLD AGAIN8T ENEMY ? ? LONDON, Aug. 26?Four of ? 1 the Namur forts continue to-re*- + slst nil efforts to capture them ? according to information re- ? ceived at The Hague. ? ? ++*++?+?*????? +?++*+++++++??? ? CHARLEROITAKEN AND ? RETAKEN FIVE TIME8 ? ? PARIS, Aug. 26. ? The War ? Ofllce announced today that ? Charlerol was taken and retak- ? en five times in the battle be- ? tween the Germans and the ? French Sunday and Monday. ? ? ? * * ? -i- + * +++++?+ ? :RANCE MAY USE ISLAND AS PRI80N PARIS, Aug. 26.?France will prob bly keep its Gorman prisoners on no of the small Islands off the south Ireton coast. Tho number on hand ave outgrown the capacity of the overnment prisons. Belgian has ask* d France to take care of its German risoners on account of small size of ountry, and the danger of their re apture. ?AMOUS REPUBLICAN POLITICIAN IS DEAD WASHINGTON. Aug. 26. ? Powell Mayton, for many years Republican eader iln Arkansas and prominent in ho National affairs of that political >arty, died here this morning. Clayton was closely identified with ho "reconstruction' period, and held nany high ofllces. 'HYS'CIANS SUCCESSFULLY OPERATE ON DEER FAMILY Dr. Pallistor and Dr. Bevlns, Juneau >hy8lclans and surgeons, and Dr. Fin* oy, of Juneau, and Dr. Mathla, of Douglas, dentists, made up a success* ul hunting party to Twin Point Sun lay. They captured five deer, and :Iaim the season's record, for one of hem tipped tho scales at 175 pounds. NEW NATIVE INDIAN SCHOOL BUILDING Superintendent W. G. Beattie Is hav ing a new portable school house erect ed for the government native schools lust beyond the electric light plant and near the new plank highway that Is now built past the place. A carload of peaches coming on the Mariposa for Goldstein's Dept. Store, ?8-26-tf.