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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 597. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1011. PRICE TEN CENTS. BUNNELL MEETING GREATEST IN JUNEAU HISTORY Armies Plunging at Each Other Savagely GERMANY PREPARING FLEET FOR SEA DUTY , i . I I ? RUSS AND TURK MAY BE AT WAR Berlin, Oct. 20. ? The Tage blatt publishes a telegram from Bucharest saying that evidently a big Russian and Turkish naval engagement has taken place on the Black sea. Exceedingly heavy firing. lasting a consider able length of time, is reported. RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR FLEES. Rome, Oct. 20.?The Russian' Ambassador to Turkey has fled from Constantinople to Odessa, taking with him the archives of the embassy. The alarming conditions in Constantinople caused the flight. It is believed that a holy war is; imminent. * * - COAL LEASING BILL IS NOW LAW Washington. Oct. 20.?Presi-. dent Woodrow Wilson this morn ing attached his signature to the Alaska coal lands leasing j bilk and the measure became a statute of the United States. JAPS TAKE ISLANDS. Tokyo. Oct. 20. ? The Navy Department announced the oc cupation. for military purposes, of the strategically important is lands in Marianne. Marshall, East Caroline and West Caroline archipelagos. ? ? ? GERMANS HAVE CONTEMPT FOR PORTUGUESE SOLDIERS BERLIN. Oct. 20.?The German gen eral staff says the appearance of the Portuguese soldiers on the battlefield in Prance and Belgium will be a mat ter of no material importance. They admit, however, that they might be useful to the British in their South African operations. GOTHAM BANKS MAKE GOOD YEARLY SHOWING ? NEW YORK. Oct. 20.?The report of the New York Clearing House As sociation for the year ending Septem ber 30. 1914. shows exchanges totaled $89,760,344,971. against' $98,121,520,297 in 1913. while the balances were $5. 128.647,302. as compared with $5,144, 130,384. making the total transactions of $94,838,992,273. against $103,265,650, 681. The total transactions of the clearing house in 61 years are given at $2,626,831,181,311. This is regard ed as a good showing when it is con sidered that the most dratic paralyzing period of the war occurred in the year and carried its last two months. CANNOT SHIP RAW WOOL FROM ENGLAND LONDON. Oct. 20.?The English gov ernment has prohibited the exporta tion of raw wool to any other coun try. FRANCE EXPENDS GREAT SUMS FOR THE POOR PARIS. Oct. 20.? Assistance ren dered the Paris unemployed is cost ing the French government $1,800.000 monthly. Nearly 600.000 residents of Paris have removed to the Provinces. NEW STEAMSHIP SERVICE IN NORTH ATLANTIC BOSTON. Oct. 20.?The proposed 3oston & Penobscot Steamship com pany plans a new service between Bos ton and Maine ports. Two fast pas senger boats and a freighter will be operated. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?44. Minimum?41. Rainfall?38 inches. Cloudy; rain. . TAFT PRAISES PRESIDENT WASHINGTON. Oct 20. ? Former President William H. Taft, as Presi dent of the American bar association, addressed that body today as the pre siding officer of the organization. Taft praised President Woodrow Wilson for the wise decision as to the neutrality of" the United States in the war in Kuropo and the efficiency with which he has maintained it. Speak ing of the President's appeal to the American people to maintain actual I neutrality of speech and action where | ever possible, Taft said: "In this appeal the President should have the warmest approval and most sincere co-operation of all in the Unit ed States." tie said that "the language of the Preside it, in the statements made wherein he refused to be drawn into mal.'ng a decision or the expression of an opinion- on the complaints of various beligerents was most admir able, and showed the world that which we must show that we do not intend to be drawn into this controversy in any way." The President has taken the right stand in indicating "that while we are willing to assist as much as possible in bringing about peace, ou- attitude as Judges cannot be in voked until we are given formal au thorization with the stipulate! con dition by all the powers to abide by our judgment." Taft Lauds Bryan. The speaker lauded the wotk ot | 3ecretaiy of State William J. 3ryan, and paid particular tribute to his peace treaties, which he regarded as the most important piece of con structive atatemanship in the interest of peace that yet has been promulgat ed by a National government. Praises Anti-Trust Bill. The former President characterized the trade commission law and the Clayton anti-trust act as the most noteworthy legislation of a year that has been fruitful in accomplishment. Attacks Roosevelt. Replying to former President Theo dore Roosevelt's arguments in favor of the judicial recall, Taft said: "The demand for the recall of the judiciary and judicial decisions were | incorporated in the platform of the Progressive party, and the leader of that party has felt called upon to de clare that they are the rock upon which it was founded. It would ap pear that the party now finds that in- J stead ot being the rock upon which it was founded it is, to change tho metaphor, the rock upon which it foundered." ^ LOUVAINS WONDERFUL PICTURES ARE SAFE BKRLIX, (by wireless via Sayvillo) : Oct. 20.?A report by Director Palke, i of the Berlin Museum of Arts states I that no important losses of art works occurred at Louvaine. All pictures, particularly those of Dierlck Bouts, the Dutch painter, were taken from the church of SL Peter to the Hotel de i Ville. ( BRITISH OIL MAGNATE ! LOSES TWO SONS PARIS, Oct 20.?Two sons of Bar on Cowdray, the British oil magnate, have been killed in France. Capt. < Weetman H. Pearson, the oldest son, was shot while trying to escape af ter being captured by Uhlans, and Ge offrey Pearson was previously killed while acting as a motor-cycle dis patch rider. GERMANY SEES DANlitn IN BRITISH MINES BERLIN. Oct. 20.?The British an nouncement concerning the laying of mines in the Southerly part of the North Sea has been published in Ber lin. It is pointed out that this vir tually closes the channel to neutral shipping, and that this belt of mines between Ramsgate and Ostend consti tute an effective blockade of ports in Holland. Prospects of navigation when storms of winter tear these mines loose are not pleasant. The German admiralty has reiterat ed the declaration that German mines have been laid only along the coast of Great Britain. Empire want ads get results. WILSON PLEADS FOR HUMANITY WASHINGTON, Oct. 20.?President Woodrow Wilson welcomed the Amer ican Bar Association and delivered a notable address in response to the speech of former President William H. Taft, president of the great organ ization. President Wilson said that whatever strength that he might have to serve depended upon the confidence the people has. in him and his pur poses. President Wilson pleaded for hum anizing law. He added: "Opinion is mistress of the world, and the processes of law are tho slow processes by which opinion works Its will." Continuing, the President said: "You cannot go any faster than you can advance the average moral judg ments of the masses. I have in my life dealt with all sorts and condi tions of men, and I have found that the flame of moral Judgment burned as bright in the man of humble life and limited experience as in tho schol ar and man of affairs, and I would like his voice always to be heard, not as a witness, not as speaking in his own case but as if his were tho voice of j men in general; his voice should bel in our courts of Justice proclaiming what should be the law as well as the voice of lawyers remembering I what the law has been." M'ADOO AT WORK TOR FOREIGN TRADE Washington, Oct. 20.?Secre tary of the Treasury William G. McAdoo this morning held the first of a series of conferences looking to the restoration of nor mal conditions with reference to foreign exchange and the ex port business of the country. ALLIES BUY HORSES. KANSAS CITY. Oct. 20.?Every city In Western Kansas has an order tor 5,000 horses for the English govern ment. Get American Flour. ST. LOUIS. Oct. 20.?European war agents have placed orders here for ten thousand barrels of flour. Buy Boston Blankets. BOSTON. Oct. 20.?Orders have been placed here for several millions of blankets for European war agents. Buy Barbed Wire NEW YORK. Oct. 20.?Through a New York exporting house the French government has placed an order for 500,000 reels of barbed wire with two Pittsburgh manufacturing houses. Buy Rubber Boots. BOSTON. Oct. 20.?Over 10.000 pairs jf rubber boots, manufactured in Greater Boston, were shipped to Liver pool on the Arabic. The order is for the use of the British army. 1,000,000 Auto Trucks. DETROIT, Oct. 20.?Orders running well over the million dollar mark were closed Monday by Detroit motor truck industries with one of the European nations. Allies Buy Sheets. NEW YORK, Oct. 20.?The Utica Steam & Mohawk Valley Cotton Mills are said to have received an order for 500,000 sheets for the European Al lies, 16,000 of which have already been shipped. Packards Sell Cars. NEW YORK. Oct. 20.?The Russian government has purchased of the Packard Motor Car Company, 180 mo tor trucks. ST. LOUIS COMES TO AID OF COTTON MEN ST. LOUIS, Oct. 20.?St. Louis has pledged $7,500,000 as its contribution towards a $150,000,000 fund for tho re lief of the cotton growers in the South. Fresh cut flowers at Winter and Pond's. 10-20-tf Just arrived?new shipment of coats at The "Fashion." 10-20-tf BUNNELL MEETING IS RECORD Charles E. Bunnell, Democratic nom inee for Delegato to Congress, from Alaska, before tho largest political gathering ever held in Juneau, last ev ening declared himself unequivocally for a wider measure of home rule, a full Territorial form of government; for tho Democratic administration's policy of opening up Alaska's resourc es; for government railroads; for lar ger appropriations for tho building of roads and trails; for goovrninont con structed and controlled ?power sta tions; for a good election law and a clean ballot; for uniform schools and better educational facilities; for clean politics, and pledged himself If elect ed to devote his energies toward se curing the measures advocated. Juneau turned out strong. The Ju neau Theatre with a seating capacity of over 400 was packed, every seat be ing occupied and the passageways jammed to the street, and 200 who came late were .compelled to turn away without finding even standing room. The entire balcony was reserv ed for ladies and their escorts and the women of Juneau were out In full force. It was perhaps the most rep resentative gathering ever held in Ju neau, and was certainly the most suc cessful political meeting ever called in tho Capital City. Fully 500 voters were present uov. j. r. rt. strung presiucu ai the meeting. Mr. Bunnell's speech was preceded by an address by Charles H. Cosgrovo of Ketchikan. Democratic nominee for the lower house of the Al aska Legislature, in which the speak er did not mention his own candi dacy, but urged the election of Mr. Bunnell. Gov. Strong, in making his intro ductory remarks, said that he felt con fident that the great majority of the people of Alaska were thoroughly in harmony with the policies that have been inaugurated by the present Dem ocratic administration of which Wood row Wilson is the incomparable chief. Governor Praises President. "1 fell confident," he said, "that you will agree with me that this is the first administration that has vital ized the fact that Alaska is a poten tial possession of the United States. I am satisfied that 90 per cent, of the people of Alaskn are with President Wilson. ?????? xho destiny of Alaska is in the hands of the admin istration and the people of Alaska. I have at all times during my 18 years residence in Alaska preached the doc trine of unity of purpose and I have at all times advocated that policy." Bunnell Endorses Platform. Mr. Bunnell confined himself al most exclusively to discussing the platform adopted at Skagway with a diversion toward the close to clearing up somo of the personal statements that had been made about him by Del egate Wickcrsham here in Juneau a ( Continued on Pago 4.) 4* 4* 4* ?J* 41 4* 4* 4? 4? 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* + ? + AMONG THOSE WHO * 4- ARE RESPONSIBLE * 4* 4> 4* The Empire Is asked to name ? 4* some of those who. have sent * * cablegrams to It and to others 4* 4? concerning political conditions 4 4? at the Westward, and who have 4? 4* said that Delegate Wickersham 4> 4* has made conflicting promises ?! 4? concerning the terminus of the 4* 4> government railroad. 4> 4? Among them may be men- 4> 4? tioned Mayor E. E. Ritchie, of 4? 4? Valdcz, who is now at Sew- 4? 4? ard; J. M. Latrhop, mining ? 4? man, property owner and well ?> * known citizen of the Territory, 4? 4- who is principal owner of the 4 4? Cliff mine; Charles A. Hand, 4> 4? Charles Wulff, the Valdez Pros- 4> * pector, James Fish, A. C. Dotv- <? 4? ling, Al. White and others. 4? 4- The last named is an Independ- 4 4- cnt candidate for tho Legtsla- 4 4? turo. 4* 4* 4? GERMANY SPENDS $11,000,000 DAILY ON THE WAR BERLIN. Oct 20.?The Berlinor Tag i oblatt says Germnay's daily war ex I ponBes total $11,000,000. VILLA SAYS WAR COVER . ..WASHINGTON, Oct. 20.?Gen. Villa last night Informed the governmcnl at Washington that all hostilities ir Mexico are at an end and that he will support the provisional governmenl that will be set up by the National convention at Aguas Callentes. VILLA HAS CONVENTION AT MERCY. San Antonio, Oct 20.?The Mexi can consulate today received a report from Mexico City saying that Gen. Villa has created a panic among the delegates to the congress of military chiefs at Aguas Callentes today by moving an army of 18.000 nven to a position where he can envelop the city and imprison the entire confer ence should he decide to do so. BANK PRESIDENT LOOKS FOR EASIER MONEY CHICAGO, Oct. 20.?President Rey nolds, of the Continental & Commer cial National Bank of Chicago says: "Talk of easier money rates may be a trifle pormature, but the feeling is gradually getting better all around and conditions are working rapidly toward that end." Mr. Reynolds added that general business is showing more confidence, whicli he believes will increaso rap idly as Western crops aro marketed and the foreign exchnnfce fund opera tions pave the way for the export of our products. WHO IS THE TRUE ALASKAN? . ? VALDEZ. Oct. 16?To tho Editor: ? Who is tho true Alaskan, Wlckersham or Bunnell? Judge WIckerBhnm was sent to Al aska in 1900, and since that time, with the exception of the period from De cember 15 to 1907, to a year from the following March, (during which time ho was endeavoring to get on the pay roll of the Guggenheim Syndicnte) ho has fed continuously at the public crib, and lias been paid the follow ing amounts. Salary as Judge, June, 1900 to Dec.. 1907, 7 1-2 years at $5,000 $37,500 Salary as Delegate: 61st Congrebs, 2 years at $5,000 10,000 62nd Congress, 2 years at $7,500 15,000 63rd Congress, 1 year and six months at $7,500 11,250 Mileage (Estimated) 6.250j Total received $80,0001 Of this amount Mr. Wicker orsham has expended in Alaska NOTHING iur. I) IIII ll'.'l I WIU? U13U BClll IU Lilt Territory In 1900, taught school at Ko diak for three years, and was then selected as tho Principal of the Val dez Schools, and continued as such un til 1907. During this time Mr. Bun nell received as salary about $12,600. In 1908 .he becamo interested in the Copper River Lumber Company, and bccamo its secretary and treasurer, and as such has paid out in wages for that company, for logging and saw ing. a total of $171,743,84. (An averago of $25,000 per year.) January 1st, 1911, Mr. Bunnell pur chased a partnership in the Valdez Sheet Metal Works, and since that time the firm has paid out in wages the sum of $28,954.79. (An averago of $25,000 per year.) NOT ONE DOLLAR OF WICKER SHAM'S SALARY HAS BEEN IN INVESTED IN ALASKA. EVERY DOLLAR EARNED BY MR. BUNNELL HAS BEEN INVESTED IN ALASKA. When Wickershara wrote tho famous letter to Stephen Birch, begging an appointment as Attornoy for tho Qug genheims, ho said: "I am longing for the flesh-pots of the Outside," and if ho is elected on tho 3rd day of next November to "stay at home," he will, no doubt, take up his residence, in his $18,000 man sion in Tacoma, and Alaska will seo him no more.?James Fish. FOR ' RENT ? Nicely furnished rooms?steam heat; cIobo in. 326 Sec ond St 10-20-tf ARMIES FIGHTING : SAVAGELY ? -iondon, Oct. 20. ? Savage ; pl.'nging attacks by-the Ger J mans on the Allies' line near the' J Belgian coast between Neiuport i ! ar. d Dixmude and similar tactics | j by the Allies in France between' Arras and Roye, where progress ^ is claimed, characterize the fight- f ing between the great armies t | today. c ? * * ! i GERMANS HOLD LILLE. L r c^don, Oct. 20.?The Allies' ^ were unable to occupy Lille yes terday, and the city is in the ( hands of the Germans today, but they are subjected to stubborn attacks by the Allies. s Fighting continues furiously r in the vicinity of St. Mihiel r where for days the Allies have haen attempting to drive the Germans from their southern most positions. The fighting in the vicinities of b the coast, Arras and Roye, Lille j 2 nd St. Mihiel are the acute <j iroints of the battle areas of t] I ranee and Belgium today. n * * * I rr AMERICANS GIVE $500,000 | ^ TO RELIEF FUNDS! f ?8 NEW YORK, Oct. 20.?American j contributions Tuesday to the four prln- B cipal European war funds aggregated ei $438,134. The various funds stand as fj | follows: New York State board of _, I the Red Cross, $198,744; Belgian Re- ,l lief Fund, $10G,650; American Ambu- il-' lance Hospital, $G2,758; l'rince of si Wales National Relief fund for famil ies of those engaged in the war, $55, 853; French Relief Fund. $13,955; . Merchants' Association, $4,156. ? ? ? 01 GERMANY COMMENT ON si BRITISH POLICIES t( ai BERLIN, (by wireless via Sayville, K. Y.), Oct. 20.?Lokal Anzeiger says K England conveyed, her Mohammedan I troops to Franco because they might be a danger if unrest developed in In dia. P: The official press bureau says Tur- so key has declared tho Sea of Marmora K inland water and that navigation in Cf! j Bosphorus and Dardanelles within six miles of it has been forbidden. sa The Press bureau also says: "Salar ,a <:d Dowlah, the enemy of Russia, who m has been a fugitive in Europe, has returned with arms to the Persian fron- J j tier. The morbid fear of the English that 1 tho truth of the situation may be- y i come known in Egypt has caused the | strangest blunders, All travellers are m searched for letters and papers. Eng- |n lish officials at Alexandria on Scptem- lo tor 27, searched for the Khedive's R wife and princess, Nimed aud Fatme. pi Under graduates making remarks showing their hatred of the English T are sent to prison for three months after being flogged 100 blows. Subscribers to Turkish papers are sentenced to three months In prison C( and fined $500. Indian troops sent to a' France wero told they were being ta i ken to Europe for a military tourna | ment. GERMANY MAKES MANY CHANGES IN GENERALS LONDON, Oct. 20.?A Central News dispatch from Bordeaux says the fol lowing changes in the German army commanders have been announced: Gen. von Mogcn replaces Gen von Hindenburg in enstcrn Prussia; Gen. G Eborhnrdt becomes military governor of Strassburg, capital of Alsace-Lor raine ; Gen. von Gerck is appointed Governor of Uim, Wurttemburg; and tt Gen. Ludtnghauson replaces Gen. von tr Luckwald In Qoblenz, Prussia. ai ?? ? ? 01 FRENCH OBSERVE RULES OF THE HAGUE PARIS, Oct. 20.?France has laid t? mines in the Adriatic, but Bays that The Hague rules have been observed. GERMANY MAY SEND NAVY OUT LONDON, Oct. 20 A dispatch from Am sterdam says the Ger man marines at Ant verp are hastily leaving o rejoin their ships, ind that the warships it Kiel are being hur iedly and heavily pro visioned for sea service. IERMANS SINK SUBMARINE ?+? Berlin, Oct. 20.?It is officially tated that the British new sub narine E.'l was sunk by a Ger nan warship. RUSSIA FIRST. Berlin, Oct. 20. ? The Tage latt editorially says: "Because Russia threatened lie United States and because he United States as a perpetual lenace is intolerable to Ger lans, the people want war until ?e finish. We must not forget >r a moment why we began. "Every loss of power by Great ritain means for Russia furth r gain, strength, influence and ?eedom of movement. Yet, we II hope that England's position ? the world's dictator will be laken. "But irrespective of what may >me of England's power, or merican menace, it is ten fold jr duty to fight against Rus a's becoming a world's dicta >r. Russia must be crushed, id other things will follow." AISER PRAISES THE ARMY OF SAXONIANS LONDON, Oct. 20.?A Rotterdam dlB itch to the London Dally Telegraph lys the Kaiser has telegraphed to tho lng of Saxony that he has inspect I tho third German army, made up Saxonians. "With such an army," ys the Kaiser, "we can finish the sk gloriously In victory. The Al lghty will stand by us." ERMANS SAID TO CLAIM TO HAVE 350,000 PRISONERS ritish, French, Russian and Belgian n, the noted explorer with the Ger an army, at the invitation of the Ger an government, relates in a private tter that the Germans have 350,000 riish, French, Russian and Belgian ?isoners. WO BELGIAN TUWN5 SUFFER GREAT DAMAGE ?+? NEW YORK, Oct. 20.?The Belgium irrespondent of the New York Her d says: "The plight of Mechlin Is de plorable. Although the tower of St. Kombold Is intact, the main fabric of the cathedral suffered additional damage during the bom bardment. Llerre, another med iaeval town within the zone of fire, has been mercilessly pound ed by German artillery. From Mechlin and Eierrc 75,000 people have been driven from their homes by bombardment. ERMANS USE DOGS AS SPIES FOR FRANCE PARIS, Oct. 20.?The Figaro Bays lat Germans are using dogs as spies alnod to approach French outposts id bark when they see red trous ?s. On Dolphin, fresh carnations, viol a, roses, chrysanthemums at Win t & Pond's. 10-20-tf "All of the newB all the time.'* ??