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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 590. ~ ' JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1914. ^ " " PRICE TEN CENTS. BELGIUM TRANSFERS CAPITAL TO HAVRE IN FRANCE * 1 / ? ? Wickersham's Record on Juneau Capitol GERMANS MAY CAPTURE WARSAW ANY TIME DELEGATE ON JUNEAU CAPITOL Delegate James Wickers ham at tempted to make political capital for himself while at Juneau by talking about how hard he had been laboring to secure an additional appropriation for the public building for Juneau. He, also claimed that he bad previously met with opposition in his efforts in that direction from Gov. Walter E. Clark. Investigation discloses that, as in many other things. Delegate Wicker sham's record in this matter does not live up to his claims from the stump. LET THE RECORD SPEAK. The appropriation for the pub buildings at Juneau?an office build ing and the Governor's residence? were made in 1910. It included $200, 000 as the maximum cost of the office building. Gov. Clark's Report of 1911. In 1911. Gov. Clark reported that the appropriation was not sufficient for the purposes intended. His re port to the Secretary of the Interior that year, under the heading. "Public Buildings," said: Nearly all the Government of fices are now poorly accommodat ed, all but one of them being heat ed by stoves and no protection of records from the constant men ace of fire being afforded. Be sides. most of the offices are un . comfortable in winter and on the whole are not a credit to the gov ernmenL It is hoped that the pre paration of plans and specifica tions for the new office building will be hastened and the work of construction begun in the spring of 1912. The appropriation of 1200.000 is inadequate for the pur pose of paying for the site and of erecting a building to Include space for the large collection be longing to the Alaska Historical Library and Museum. It is ear nestly recommended that an addi tional appropriation of from $73. 000 to $100,000 be made, in order that the building may be enlarg ed for the purpose indicated, as well as to provide more ample space /or- the other Government offices. Gov. Clark's 1912 Report. No results coming from this sugges tion of Gov. Clark, he took the mat (Continued on Page 2.) GOLD OUTPUT SHOWS DECLINE ?+?? WASHINGTON. Oct. 13?The gold production ot the United States for the year 1913 Is valued at $89,000, 000 by the Director of the Mint, as against a production of $93,500,000 in 1912. _ Again California ranked first among all the American political divisions. Colorado was second and Alaska third. Alaska produced 735,364 ounces of; pure gold, a decrease from 331.9S1 i ounces in 1912. ++++++++*++++++++ ?f + + EARTHQUAKE LOSS + + MORE THAN 3,000 +| * + + WASHINGTON. Oct. 13. ?A * + cablegram from American Am- 4*' + bassador Henry Morganthau, at + + Constantinople, says that more + ! + than 3.000 lives were lost as + + the result of the earthquake + * In the province of Konia, Tur- +| + key, October 5th. + ? ? + ? + + + + + + + + + + ? + +1 ILLINOIS OFFICIAL x COMMITS SUICIDE SPRINGFIELD. 111.. Oct. 13.?Harry Woods. secretary of State of the State | of Illinois, committed suicide yester day. He had been Ids ins heavily through stock speculations. Fresh flowers and plants. Juneau Drug Co.. 107 Front St.. Phone 250.? ?(10-12-21)? THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?54. Minimum?45. Rainfall?.73 Inch. Cloudy; rain. MORGAN TRIES TO SELLROAD WASHINGTON, Oct 13.?J. Pier pont Morgan today proposed to Sec retary of the Interor Franklin K. Lane that the government either buy or lease the Copper River and North western railroad. Morgan represented that the build ing of a government railroad into tho heart of Alaska would make it imprac ticable for the Copperf River and Northwestern railroad to extend its lines into the interior of Alaska, and therefore greatly impair the Invest ments of himself and associates in the proposition. No statement has been given out by Secretary of the Interior Lane, but it is believed that he did not commit himself, beyond promising to give the matter serious consideration. COAL BILL IS ALMOST SURE ?t?? WASHINGTON, Oct. 13.?The con ferees on the Alaska coal lands leas ing bill have practically reached an agreement on the Alaska coal lands leasing bill, and a report is being pre pared by Senator Henry L. Myers, of Montana, and Representative Scott Ferris, of Oklahoma, representing the Senate and House respectively. The ? report will be in conformity with the ' agreement of the Conferees, the other 1 members of which are Senators W. H. Thompson, of Kansas and Reed Smoot, of Utah, and Representatlce Edward T. Taylor, of Colorado, and I. L. Len- ! i uui, ui ?> lawusiu. Changes in Bill. The report of the conferees will make some changes, both the mem bers from the Senate end the House have made concessions. The report will proviu*. for striking out of the bill certain provisions bear ing on disputes between the govern ment and lessees, and substitutes a section which provides that appro priate remedies for the breach of any of the terms of the leases shall be agreed to by the contracting parties and stipulated in the lease. The amended bill will contain* a pro vision that any municipality may lease coal lands from the government, and operate a coal mine and distribute its product. The Interior Department is author ized to lease lands that have been tied up for eight years, and that no Fed eral rights shall be forfeited to these claims until the claims are fully ad judicated. It also provides that the status of coal claimants to alnds shall not be affected by the bill. Authority is given the-President to maek withdrawals of coal lands for military purposes. Lane Took Hand in Bill. Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane, who returned from New Eng land. where he had been making speeches for Democratic candidates for the Senate and House, yesterday, galvaaized a dying bill into sturdy health. The President has made it known that he expects the immediate passage of the bill, and Secretary of the Interior Lane personally interview ed Senators and Representatives. The report will be ready for the Sen ate and House before the end of the present week, and it is believed it will be adopted without serious quibble, and sent to the President for his sig nature. ? It is believed that the bill Is now certain to pass. PROMINENT SEATTLE INSURANCE MAN DIES SEATTLE, Oct. 13.?Henry L. Siz er, a prominent pioneer insurance man of this city, died here last night Deceased was general agent at Se attle for the Penn Mutual Life Insur ance company for many years. He was a prominent club member. ADMIRAL WATSON SAILS WITH JUNEAU PASSENGERS SEATTLE. Oct. 13. ? The Admiral' Watson sailed for Alaska last night with the following named passengers: For Juneau?Frank M. Scott, S. T. H. Cann. Benjamin Lundgren, L. Blackwell. C. W. Fell, Mrs. *M. A. Scott, Mrs. R. J. Button and J. Edward Berg. For Douglas?J. F. Buzzo. BOSTON WINS BIG SERIES + 4' + + + + + + + + + t + + + + R H E * + Boston 3 6 0 + + Phila 17 0 + + + + + + + + Complete Record of + +' Four Games + + R H E + + Boston .... 16 33 6 + + Phlla 6 21 2 + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + -F BOSTON. Oct. 13.?Beforo 35,000 enthusiastic Boston fans, the Boston Braves, National League pennant win ners, today won the fourth straight game from the Philadelphia Athletics, American League pennant winners, and the world's baseball championship for 1914. For the first time since the Chicago Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers four straight games in the 1907 world's Beries and the second time since the organization of the American League, the minimum number of games for a world's series was played. While the game today was interest ing, it did not possess the sensational features of the games of Saturday and yesterday. Boston took the lead in the fourth inning, and maintained it throughout the game. Rudolph and Gowdy constituted the battery for Boston and Shawkey and Schang began the gamo for Philadel phia. Pennock relieved Shawkey in the sixth inning. Rudolph pitched a masterful game, and was especially strong in the pinches. ruuaueipniu couiu uui caicii uie elusive slow ball when hits would have sent runs over the plate. The Braves outgamed and outplayed their opponents today in every depart ment of the sport. Boston cinched the game in the fifth inning when two men were out with Rudolph's single, Horan's double and Evers' solid blow to deep center. After the last man was out, the Ath letics rushed over to tho Braves' bench on masse and congratulated their rivals and vanquishers. The spectators went fairly mad with joy, and paraded the field, singing and cheering. Except for the pitchers there was no change in the line-up from yesterday. Boston made three runs, six hits and no errors. Philadelphia made ou? run, seven hits and no errer. The batting order follows: Boston?Moran, rf; Evers, 2b; Con nolly, cf; CatherB, If; Schmidt, lb; Deal, 3b;; Maranvllle, ss; Gowdy, c; Rudolph, p. Philadelphia?Murphy, rf; Oldring, If; Gollins, 2b; Baker, 3b; Mclnnis, lb; Walsh, cf; Barry, ss; Schang, c; Shawkey, p; Pei-nock, p. Summary: Two base hits, Moran, Walsh, Shawkey; double play, Gowdy to Ev ers; Struckout?by Rudolph, seven; Pennoca, three; pitching summary? three runs, four hits off Shawkey in five innings; no runs, two hits off Pfcnnock in three innings; umpires? plate,. Byron; bases, Hildebrand; left field, Klem; right field, Dineen. ? Score by Innings: 123466789 Boston 000120 00 0?3 Philadelphia 000-01000 0?1 NATIONAL LEAGUE WINS YESTERDAY'S GAMES NEW YORK, Oct. 13. ? The New York National Baseball League team won from the New York Americans in yesterday's games, the score being: Nationals, 6; > Americans, 1. White Sox Win Game. CHICAGO, Oct. 13.?Tho Wihte Sox American League, won from the Cubs, National League, today: Score: Amerians, 3; Nationals, 1. Howard Birch, brother to Stephen Birch, and a well known mining man of Dan Creek in the Copper River sec tion, Jb a pessenger aboard the Mari posa enroute to the States. Every boat is bringing "gifts that gladden" to Britt's Pharmacy. ??? WARSAW MAY PALI ANYTIME WARSAW MAY FALL. Washington. Oct. 13. ? The State Depatrmnet has received cablegrams from the American consul at Warsaw which says the Germans are pressing the Russians hard in Russian Po land. The dispatches say that War saw, the capital of Russian Po land, is threatened by the Ger mans, and that it may fall at any moment. The American consul asks for instructions as to what he shall do in the way of handling for eigners in case of the capitula tion of the city. GERMANS PRESS RUSSIANS. Washington, Oct. 1 .?Scraps of information received from va rious comers i f Europe indicate that the great Russian army along the frontier, extending from-the Baltic ocean, through East Prussia, Russian Poland and Galicia, to the Carpathian mountains is being pnished se verely by the attacking Germans -at d Austrians. The points of se* v rest attacks are in Russian foland and Galicia. COAL CONSPIRATORS CONVICTION AFFIRMED SAN FKANCISUO, Uct. 13.? The Circuit Court of Appeals to day affirmed the conviction of Charles E. Houston and J. W. Bullock for conspiracy to de fraud the government in con nection with the coal supply Tor Fort Jeff Davis at Nome. POPE QUITSWORK FOR PEACE NOW NEW YORK. Oct. 13? Robert Mac kenzie, telegraphing from Rome to the New York World, says: "I am inform ed by a competent source that the de lay in the issue of the Pope's first en cyclical was wrongly attributed to the Pope's continued efforts toward peace, since it is now fully realized that any offer of mediation is out of the ques tion, and the Pontiff's appeal for peace, after its first failuro, is not likely to be repeated. "His Holiness recently received an autograph letter from the Emperor of Austria, who admits the Impossibility of concluding peace separately from Germany, as the two empires are fight ing to defend their existence. The Pope is not discouraged by the Emper or's letter, and continuos to use his spiritual lrfluence toward peace, but refrains from taking any diplomatic action. "Any present action, it is recognized, would be premature and doomed to failure." OLD TIME JUNEAUITE RETURNS TO STAY T. C. Austin, who was in 1899 one of the publishers of the Record-Miner In Juneau, returned to Juneau on the last trip to of the City of Seattle, com and expects to remain here" for a time. Of late years Mr. AuBtin has devoted his time to the work of a civ il engineer w^lch is his calling. Mr. Austin is much pleased and surprised over tho changes made in Juneau, r B. A. Mitchell, connected with the engineering department of tho Jack ling mining concerns and stationed at Salt Lake, who has been attached to the engineering offices at Thane for a few weeks left for the South on the Mariposa. "A real comfort, a good hot water bottle," from $1.50 to $3.00 at Juneau Drug Co., 107 Front St., opposite the Alaskan Hotel, phone 250 10-12-2t RUSSIA LOSES BIG CRUISER Petrograd, Oct. 13.?The Rus sian armored cruiser Pallnda was torpedoed by a German sub marine and sank in the Baltic sea. The Russian warship lost all of her crew. SUBMARINES SCORE SUC CESS. ?4*? Copenhagen, Oct. 13.?It is officially stated by the Germans that their submarine fleet has scored another success. This time it was in an attack against the Russian fleet, and at least one of the Czar's great armored cruisers has been destroyed. JAPS PERMIT ENEMY TO BURY DEAD ? ?4? Tokyo, Oct. 13. ? During an armistice yesterday on the bat tle front at Tsintau, 22 German defenders of the fortress' were buried between the lines. The fortress fires 1500 shells daily at the attacking Japanese troops. ONE OF TAKOMA'S CREW AMONG LOST WASHINGTON. Oct. 13?The others lost from the Manning boar crow, In addition to Assistant Surgeon L. W. Jenkins, were: Coxwain Demarco, Seaman Delgard, Seaman Lundaberg, and Seaman Keo Iy. Ltrke Louks, a sick man from the Unalga pass lighthouse, whom they were endeavoring to take aboard the Manning, was also drowned. Coxwain Demarco was a member of the crew of the Tahoma. TAHOMA SURVIVORS ARE LANDED AT UNALASKA ?+? SEATTLE. Oct. 6.?All of the sur vivors of the wrecked United States revenue cutter Tahoma, have been lauded at Unalaska by tho steamship Cordova and tho geodetic survey steamer Pntterson and will be brought to Seattle. Offlclnls of the Alnska Steamship company were advised yes terday by Capt. Thomas Moore, mast er of the Cordova, that ho reached Unalaska on Sunday and that the Patterson had put in at the same port on Saturday. Capt. Moore said that all of the officers and members of the crew of the Tahoma had been saved and that he was proceeding for Latouche to load copper ore for Seattle. The United States revenue cutters Bcar^nd Manning will bring the sur vivors to thir, port.?Seattle Post In telligencer. ENGLAND WILL HAVE TO RAISE MORE CASH LONDON, Oct. 13.?A London cable says It Is expected that the govern ment will shortly make a further is^ sue of $7i;,000,000 Treasury bills. In the last 11 days of September the gov ernment supplies cost in excess of *75,000,000, the bulk of which went for war expenses, while In the pre ceding v eek *43,595,000 was absorbed in the same way. The government balance on hand Sept. 30 did not ex ceed *20,000,000. JAPANESE WANT TO BE ENGLISHMEN VANCOUVER, Oct. 13.?Two hun dred and fifty Japanese have applied for naturalization * papers yesterday. They all want to enlist in a Japaneso corps under the British flag. Judge Grant Is refusing all appli cations for naturalization by Germans and Austrians unTil the end of the war. L. K. Kennedy, well! known mining engineer and brother to E.- P. Kennedy former asclatant superintendent of Trea'dwoll and T. P. Kennedy, presi dent of the First National bank of Ju neau, took passage on the Mariposa enroute to San Francisco. AFRICAN REBELLION IS NOW ON CAPETOWN, Oct. 13. ? The com mand of Col. Maritz has rebelled In the Northwest Capo Provinces, and martial law has been proclaimed throughout the Union. ?The rebellion has been brewing since the resignation of Gen. Beyers, commander-in-chief of the Union forc es. The government sent Col. Britz to relieve Col. Maritz. When he arrived he found Col. Maritz commanding Geriran troops as well as his own. He also had German guns in his pos session. The government will send a force against Col. Maritz immediately. 4?4-,>4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4' 4* / * ? AUSTRIA ADMITS + ? LOSS OF 211,000 * ?I* 4 ? AMSTERDAM, Oct. 13? ? ? Published lists of the Austrian 4 ? killed and alleged missing place 4* 4* number since the war began 4 ? nt 211,000. + ? This estimate Is much less 4* ?> than the Russian estimate! of 4 ? the Austrian losses. * 4* + ? * * + 4- 4- 4* 4- 4* ?> 4> 4* 4* 4* 4? 4* 4 4,.4* 4'4?4?4?4?4?4'4'4,4?4?4?4?4, 4* 4- + ?> SERVIAN PRINCES ? ? ARE WOUNDED 4 ?j, 4 4- BERLIN, Oct. 13. ? Crown 4 ? Prince of Servia was wound- 4? 4> cd, nnd his brother, Prince 4> ?> George, mortally ~hurt while 4 > engaged in lighting in the army 4 ? of Servia against Austria. 4 ? 4* 4* 4* 4- ?> 4- * 4- ? * 4* 4- * ? ? 4- ?> 4- 4 * + 4- NOT A WORD FROM * ? BATTLE OF AISNE + 4* ? ? LONDON, Oct. 13. ? Not a + ? word has been vouchsafed the + + public either through the mlll\ 4* 4- tary information bureau or the 4* 4- newspapers concerning the pro- 4? 4* gress of the Battle of the Ais- 4 ? ne today. 4* 4- 4" 4 4>44>4 4>4>44>^f 4>f 4>4 ? # ? 0 EUROPEANS WON'T PAY ENOUGH FOR BLANKETS ? ? BOSTON', Oct. 13.?French and Ger man agents are said to have bid for several million blankets in Boston, but the bids were rejected. GERMAN EXPORTS ARE NEARLY CUT IN TWO ?4*? WASHINGTON, Oct. 13.?Exports for the third quarter of 1914 from the district of American consul in Berlin amount to $3,535,879, against $6,039,601 for the corresponding period of 1913. GERMANS SINK VESSEL OWNED BY AMERICANS ?4"? NEW YORK, OcL 13.?The oil tank er ElsTnoro, an American-owned ves sel under British registry has been sunk by a German cruisor off Chile. PASSENGER TRAVEL FROM EUROPE SHOWS DECLINE BOSTON, Oct. 13.?There were 12, 308 few%r passengers to Boston from European ports for September than in September, 1913, and 29 fewer ves sels. FRANCE AFTER AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE FRAMES PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 13.?A Shar on, Pa., factory received an order said to bo from the French government for 2500 auto frames, to be delivered In the shortest possible time. NEW HAVEN RAILROAD TO CUT EXPENSES BOSTON, OcL 13.?By curtailment of 2.000 miles per day of non-paying trains, the Now Haven railroad ex pects to save $730,000 a year. Empire ads "teach most readers. BELGIUM'S CAPITAL IS IN FRANCE BORDEAUX, Oct. 13 ?It has been decided to transfer the Belgian government from Os tend to France. The Belgian Cabinet ministers, accompanied by other officials, left Ostend this morning for Havre, where the French government has prepared offices for them. King Albert remains at Ostend in command of the Belgian army. GERMANS OCCUPY GHENT. ?+? Ostend, Oct. 13. ? The Ger mans have occupied Ghent without resistance from the Bel gians.. ... * .1 Refugees, arriving from Ghent, which the Germans oc cupied yesterday, say that two bombs were dropped into the city by aeroplanes before its occupa tion. BRITISH REINFORCE OSTEND DEFENSE . .Washington, Oct. 13. ? It is reported here that the British are sending reinforcements to join the Belgian defense of Os tend. It is believed that an at tempt will be made to prevent the Germans from occupying the Continental coast of the English channel. RUSSIA ABANDONS SIEGE OF PRZEMYSL. ?<?? Rome, Oct. 13. ? Dispatches from Petrograd confirm the re port from Vienna yesterday that Pr/emysl has been abandoned. The dispatches say that the. or der to abandon the siege was is sued for strategical reasons, and for the purpose of permitting the Russian army to put itself . in a different position to meet the Austro-Gcrman army in Ga- / licia. Petrograd dispatches say that the Germany army has been greatly stren ?thened in Galicia, and that reinforcements are coming to Cracow constantly. JAMES BRYCE SAYS ENCLAND IS UNITED s BOSTON, Ma3s., Oct. 13.?Lord James Bryce, fqimer British ambassa dor to the United States, in a letter to ex-President Charles W. Eliot, of Har vard, says regarding thfe European wnr: "Neither commercial rivalry nor any fancied jealousy of Germany's greatness has led us into this, and to the German people, our people bear no ill-will whatever. But the action of the German government in violating the neutrality of Bel glum, when Franco has assured us that she would respect It, evoked in this country, an almost unanimous sentiment that the faith ' of treaties and the safety of the small states must be protected. There has been no war for more than a century?perhaps two cen turies?into which the nation has '? entered with so general a belief that its action is justified. Rubber goods of dependable quality at Britt's Pharmacy.