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VOL. V.t NO. 614. ' ^ JUNEAU,. MiASKA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1914^ PRICE TEN CENT8.
U. S. SEIZES GERMAN WARSHIP Honolulu, Nov. 9.?The Ger-j man cruiser Geier which has been lying in the harbor at this | place for several weeks under; the pretense of undergoing re pairs while two Japanese cruis ers awaited outside for her ap pearance, has been seized by the United States government and placed under a guard of Ameri can troops to be held until the end of the war. Rear-Admiral Moore, U. S. navy, paroled the , officers and men of the German ship and dismounted her guns. J The Japanese had requested ' the United States to compel the ship to put to sea, claiming that < her repairs had been completed i and that American neutrality was being violated by the vessel ! in using an American port as a i place of refuge. i ? ? + ??? 4? + ? ' ? ? + CANADIAN LIVESTOCK 4- ; + BARRED FROM U. S. * ? + ? WASHINGTON. Nov. 9.?All ?> , ?> shipments of livestock from ? , * Canada to the United tSates + ' ? have been barred by quarantine ] ?> regulations that have been + , ? adopted by order of the Depart- 4? > * mcnt of Agriculture. ? J ? ? l EARTHQUAKE ! SHAKES 'ERISCO! _4_ i I SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 0. ? San j Francisco experienced a more than usually' severe earthquake at 6:31 o' clock last night Doors were swung. . dishes rattled, loose articles thrown , to the floor. Two were killed by slid- 1 Ing rock in the quarry at Rockaway beach. The slide was caused by the earthquake. Los Angeles Feels Quake. LOS ANGELES. Nov. D. ? A ilow : trembling earthquake was experienced j hero and in surrounding country at [ 3:40 o'clock Snnday afternoon. Houses were rattled. < Veauaius Eruption Acute. NAPLES. Nov. 9.?The eruption of , ML Vesuvius has reached an acute ] stage. Many new fissures aro opening j up. I ? * + FIND NO TRACE * ? OF MONMOUTH * ? + 1 ? VALPARAISO, Nov. 9. ? * ; ? Tho Chilean transport Maipo ? v returned today from a fru.tless + ?5" search in territorial waters lor v + the British warship Monmouth + ? that has been missing since tho + naval battle between the Brit- -> ? ish and the Germans. v , ? The steamships Valdlvla and + ? Chiloe, flying Red Cross flags, ?> + continue the quest. ? + ?++?+**???*+???*? FIVE GERMAN AEROPLANES DESTROYED IN FRANCE . LONDON, Nov. 9.?The Paris cor respondent of the Express says . that five German aeroplanes were destroy- , ed by the French Saturday. Two were , brought down at Rhelms by a French aviator, who* got to a higher altitude j and fired on the Germans with a re vouver. Tho others were hit by guns of the Meharicourt forts, near Montdidier. A fifth German airman was injured by a rifle shot at Gravolincs, 12 miles east-northeast of.Calais. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?42. Minimum?34. Rainfall?.36 Inch. Clondy. WHIPPLE'S FIGHT FDR LIFE OVER James Ray Whipple, beloved of Ju neau, Is dead. He passed Into the sleep which knows no waking, Satur day night at 9:30 o'clock. In Califor nia. An hour after the angel of death had claimed "Jim" Whipple, a cable gram was received hero by B. L. Thane from his widowed sister, an-j nonncing that Mr. Whipple's suffering was over. Simultaneously a pall fell over Juneau, and today the olty's heart Is bowed down with grief. Fought Bravely For Life. The same fighting spirit that made "Jim" Whipple the Idol of California collegians when he led tho famous Berkeley eleven to victory over the picked gridiron warriors of a dozen colleges in 1900. sustained him in tho ene-slded battle for life since he waB mortally stricken early this summer. Combatting against titanic odds, for the disorder that laid him low had been undermining his health for the past two years. Mr. Whipplo never theless was cheerful to tho last, and in spite of the fact that the most :carned medical specialists In the West had held out no hope of his re covery -from a deep-rooted attack of ibdominal cancer, he himself was con fident of ultimate recovery. His last nessage to Jur.eau camo three days igo. The telegram said: "I shall Ight to tho end." It was signed "Jim" jy which name he was affectionately mown to hundreds of allies, friends, md admirers, not only here, but in California, the state which gavo him jp to Alaska in 1903, only to reclaim lim at a time when he was entering ipoa a career full of promise and use fulness. "At Hest" Near Birtn place. "Jim" Whipple -will find a last rest ng place In a little cemetery adjoln ng the farm at Decola, Alameda coun :y. California, where ho was born 41 rears ago October ID, He will be juried under a mountain of flowers, .he tribute of scores of friends here ind in the land of his birth. From (Continued on page 5.) FORMER SKAGWAYAN KILLS HIMSELF SEATTLE, Jf>v. 9. ? -Charles E. Dnnlap, a local druggist in charge of i store on Pike street, died yesterday >f a self-inflicted wound because he lad been arrested and charged with telling liquor In violation of the law. Charles E Dunlap was a pioneer of Skagway where he was connected vith the early management of the wa ter company, and he had been employ id in drugstores. Ho has many friends n the North. SONSUMMATING PLANS FOR MRS. WILSON'S MEMORIAL ATLANTA, Nov. 9.?Definite plans tor a memorial to Mrs. Woodrow Wil son are being formulated hero. The memorial will bo known as the Ellon Wilson Fund for the Christian educa tion of mountain youths. Many lead ing women and womens' clubs and so cltles of Atlanta arc taking chargo of the movement. The plan contemplates a fnnd to be invosted and the proceeds devoted to payment of education for girls in various schools. A letter from the President approving tho plan was read to the women meeting hero today. CHAPIN PUBLISHER OF CHICAGO HERALD CHICAGO, Nov. 9.?William Wallace Chapin, former publisher of the Seat tlo Post-Intelligencer and later or the San Francisco Call, has been made publisher of the Chicago Her ild. The Herald Is owned by James Kecloy. SEATTLE CAPITALIST AND NEWSPAPER OWNER DIES SEATTLE, Nov. 9.?George W. Har ris. a Seattle pioneer, former Presi dent of the First National Bank, part owner of the Seattle Post-Intelllgenc or died here Saturday night. Tho Empire guarantees Its adver tisers the largest circulation of any newspaper in Alaska. *?* BRITAIN OCCUPIES I London, Nov. 9.?The Admiralty an nounces the occupation of Fao Port Asltia, Turkey, at the mouth of the Shatelarab river which flows Into the head of tho Persian Gulf. The mil itary force, which came from India, was landed under the covering guns i of the British sloop-of-war Odin after j tho Turkish guns had been silenced. A naval detachment added to the members of the occupying force. TURKISH AND RUSSIAN FLEETS MAY CLASH London, Nov. 9.?Tho Turkish fleet has been reported as having left the Boaphorus bent upon the destruction of the Russian Black sea ports and Russian shipping. A Russian squad ron has put out to sea from Sevas topol to give battle to them. ? * ? * * * ? * 4* * 4- ? -j- ? * ?> * ? TURKS INVADED + 4- EGYPT SUNDAY ? 4 ?4*? ? ? ROME. Nov. 9. ? "With tho ? ? help of Allah," as a Turkish * ? official expressed it, "tho Sul- ? ? tan's troops invaded Egypt + ? Sunday," it is stated In a dls- 4 ?> patch from Constantinople to- ?> 4* day. ?*? ?*? ?$? tjs ??? MEXICO'S NEW CHIEF MAY BE IN JAIL NEW YORK, Nov. 9.?Tho nowly elected President Gutierrez, of Mexi co, has been imprisoned by Gen. Vil la, according to a telegram received by tho Mexican bureau in this city. It Is said tho telegram was received from Carranza. Carranza Lor.ec Soldiers. WASHINGTON. Nov. 9.? United States Consul Canada, wiring from Vera Cruz Saturday evening, to tho Slate Department, said that several hundred of Carranza's garrison at Tehuscan, Puebla State, wore killed in battle with a forco led by three for mer generals of tho Mexican Federal army.' Mexican Diplomat Imprisoned. MEXICO CITY. Nov. 9.?Augustin Rodriguez, mombor of the HuerLa com mission at the Niagara Falls peace conference, has been imprisoned on an unknown charge. x ^ Diplomats Discount New Mexican "Yarns" WASHINGTON, Nov. 9.~"Rcports that Guttloijrez haa resigned tho pro visional Presidency of Mexico or that ho has heen Imprisoned for refusal to obey Villa should bo discredited," was the gist of a statement issued by Secretary of State William J. Bryan at noon toiday. GRAND JURY CONVENES AT SEATTLE TODAY SEATTLE, Nov. 9. ? The King county grand jury which has bocomo .an annual institution, convened this morning. ? ? ?> ON THE MARIPOSA. SEATTLE, Nov. 9.?Steamship Ma riposa, sailing last night for Alaska, has tho following passengers for Ju neau: J. E; Jones, Mro. E. Jones, Olive A. Bacon, \V. S. Baylecs, E. P. Krueg er, A. E. Flohr, Mrs. G. Geisser, W. W. Waldron, Mrs. J. H. Caen, Mrs. Chas. Rogers, and.George Livesley. TERM OF DISTRICT COURT CONVENES AT VALDEZ VALDEZ, Nov. 9.?A term of tho District Court convened hero today. Jurors have hcen drawn from Cor dova. Seward, Golden, Chitina. Ella mar, Telkcll, Sunrise, Latoucho, and Copper Center. AMERICAN LABOR IS AGAINST WAR PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 9.?Tho for mation of an International society for the prevention of war was urged by the executive council of the Ameri can Federation of Labor iu its annual | Tcport to tho convontlon meeting hero. ALLIES TAKE WAR TO London, Nov. 9. ? At three points in the areas of hostilities the fighting today is on German soil The Allies have the Ger mans engaged in Alsace, Silisia and East Prussia. These conditions seem to pres age the reversal of the roles of the contending armies, indicat ing that German armies must soon become defenders rather than offensive machines. GERMANS RENEW ATTACK. London, Nov. 9.?The German forces In Belgium arc being reinforced by men who have recently been engaged against the Russians in East Prussia and Russian Poland. This Is regard ed as confirmatory of "the reports that the Germans are preparing to resume the offensive again !n an attack on the Allies' lines In Belgium and North ern Franco with the purpose of captur ing the French channel towns upper most In view. GERMANS LOSE 100,000 MEN LAST WEEK ?-J,? London, Nov. 9.?The German looses during the last week's fighting in and around Ypres amounted to 100,000 men. ?j? 4* 4* v 4* 4* *?* v 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4- 4 ? GERMANS 3EGIN * ? EXPECTED ATTACK * <? 4" -J PARIS, Noy.-9.?Tho official 4 ? communtquo this afternoon <lc- ?> ? clarcs the Germans have rcsum- ? ? od the offensive at Dixmudc ? v and In the vicinity of the * ?> Yprcs. South of tho latter re- ? ? gion French arms wore victor- ? ? ious, the statement concludes. -J ?*? v v *1* *4* *1* v v 4* 4 4* ROOSEVELT NOT TO RUN AGAIN NEW YORK,. Nov. 9.?Former Pres ident Theodore Roosevelt will not bo a candidate for President in 1916 ac cording to a statement given out by Willis Hotchkiss, former chairman, of the Progressive party of New York, Saturday night: Mr. Hotchkiss added: "I wish to say, also, that tho results of the elections Tuesday In New York and other States had nothing to do with Col. Roose velt's decision." ONE GERMAN ARMY CORPS SUFFERS HEAVILY ?>*.? PKTROGRAD. Nov. 9.?The German 21st arnVy corps is reported to have lost nearly two-thirds of its-effective strength in its efforts to cover the retreat of tho main German army through Russian Poland. ?r? NEW YORK TO HAVE CHEAPER TAXICABS NEW YORK, Nov. 9.?A fleet of small taxicabs will commenco opera tion In New York on January 1, which will charge 25 cents for the first mile and five cents for each additional quar ter of a mile, against the present rate of GO cents per mile and 50 cents for tho second mile. MEXICAN COMPANY MAY START REFINERY IN U. S. NEW YORK, Nov. 9.--Thc Mexican tho Standard Oil Company. GERMAN INDUSTRIES WORKING OVERTIME to reports from the industrial dis tricts of Germany, made public in Berlin, the German local Industries are again in full activity, so much so that overtime in a number of factor ies is often being paid for. Empire want ads get results. TO AVENGE Berlin, Nov. 9.?The Lokal Anzelgor, commenting upon the German defeat at Tshgtau, nays: "The Germans will never forget the heroic fighting at Kiaochou or those who defended the colony. And never 3hall we forgot the brutal violence of the yellow robbers, nor England who Instigated them. Wo know tliat we cannot settle our differences with Jap an at present. For year she will en joy her booty. Our mills will grind 6lowly, but even If years should pass before the right moment comos at last, when It docs come, the shout of joy will resound throughout Germany: 'Woe unto you, Nippon.'" GERMANS MOURN TSINGTAU'S LOSS Berlin, Nov. 9.?Berlin heard of tho fall of Tslngtau Sunday morning. Flags which had been displayed In honor of the German naval victory off the Chilean coast were hauled down. . ? ? EMPEROR THANKS TROOPS ON TS1NGTAU VICTORY Tokyo, Nov. 9.?The Emperor and Empress havo cent a message of ap preciation to tho Allies for bringing about the fall of Tslngtau, tho neat of government of the province of Kiao chou. SEATTLE'S POLICE CHIEF RESIGNS SEATTLE, Nov. 9.?Chief of Polico Austin E. Griffiths, rccontly defeated as the Progressive candidate for Con gress from the Seattle district, tender ed his resignation to Mayor H. C. Gill Saturday evening. The appointment of Austin E. Grif fiths to be Chief of Polico by Mayor H. C. Gill after they had been com petitors for the nomination for Mayor last Spring and the acceptance of the appointment woro widely commented upon. Griffiths for years has been a prominent lawyer In Seattlo, and con nected with various so-called reform movomentB, among them tho single tax. He has twice competed for the offico of Mayor and twice was elect ed- to the City Council. Griffiths ac cepted the appointment as Chief of Polico because he had pronounced idoan on the question of polico man agement. In the recent campaign Mayor Gill declined to support his Chief of Po lico for Congress, but gavo his sup port to the Regular Republican nom ineee, Will E. Humphrey. CELEBRATE ALASKA DAY AT ARCTIC CLUB SEATTLE, Nov. !>?Several hundred] Alaskans and former Alaskans ob served Alaska Day at the Arctic Club Saturday afternoon and night. From noon until 6:30 p. m. there whs gen oral entertainment at the Club. At 6:30 p. in. a Sourdough dinner, with caribou meat as the principal Item on tho bill of fare, was served. Later in the evening a night in an Alaskan pion eer mining town was enjoyed. The club room had been transformed in to a typical raining camp of the early day3. Many of those who had just arrived on tho Victoria, the last boat or the season from Nome, were just in time to participate in the cntortalnment. Victoria H33 350 Passengers. The Victoria which arrived from Nomo Saturday evening had 350 pas sengers, from Nome and St. Michael, comprising the Bering sea country ITALY AND AUSTRIA SETTLE THEIR DIFFERENCES LONDON, Nov. 9.?A Itomo special mines, which for a tlmo threatened to strain relations between Italy and Austria, has been amicably settled; EM DEN SINKS 310,000,000 WORTH OF 3TEAMER3 LONDON. Nov. 9.?The losses to the British Sblplng caused by the Gorman cruiser Emdcn. is\estimatcd at ?10,' 000,000 in vessols alone. INVASION MAY BE POSTPONED London, Nov. 9.?A significant message from Pelrograd today announces that Russia may de fer her planned invasion of Ger many until her achievement of here mission towards the Bos phorus. Cossack raids on the German border continue and official Ber lin admits the Russian arms are bris; ng on German soil well bc yond the Warthe river. London, Nov. 9.?The Petro grad correspondent of the Post wires that, the Grand Duke Nich olas, in his dispatch announcing his complete victory over the armies of Germany and Austria, and the new task that will now be faced of opening up a new pe riod of the war, said: "The new task of opening ufe a new period of the war means, if I am not mistaken, that Rus sia will now turn her main at tention towards settlement of the Eastern questions. This means, first and foremost, thel breaking up of Austria-Hun gary, to be followed by the ex pulsion of the Turks from Eu rope, and possibly the recon struction of a new Armenia among other rearrangements of ! the Balkan States." CONSTANTINOPLE TO BE CAPITAL. "No Russian doubts," contin ued the Grand Duke, "that* Con stantinople is the natural capi tal of the Russian Empire, and no sacrifice will be thought too great for the attainment of this historical goal." THE GERMANS ARE READY FOR RUSSIA London, Nov. 9. ? Uncensorcd ad vices from Berlin this morning etate that Germany and Auatla-Hungary have concentrated 3,000,000 trained soldiers on a battlellne extending from Thorn to Cracow, In a concerted effort to crush the Russian hordes in the East Denial Is made that a wedge has been driven through their lines by the Czar'o field forces. SEE RUSSIAN ANNIHILATION. I| A dispatch from Copenhagen, to The Times, predicted that the Russian army will be completely destroyed by their numerically superior foe. Mili tary critics say that the Hohenzollern leaders have found It necessary to al low Russians to advance to the Ger-| man frontier In order to prevent them j making good their retreat after their j expected defeat They also say that the retirement of the Germans Is ne cessary In order to placo them within touch of strategic railroads In their rear. NAPOLEONIC CELERITY RE CALLED. Petrograd dispatches to The Post r.ny the rapidity of movements on the Poland battlefields has been unequal ed since the days of Napoleon. Deduct ing the time spent In actual fighting the Russian pursuit of the Germans has been pressed for more than a week, at the rate of fourteen miles a day, over roads deeply rutted. TROOPS MOVE EAST. Rotterdam, Nov. 9.?Many military trains are leaving Brussels and Lou vain to Russia. RUSSIAN WITH RECORD AFTER AUSTRIAN ARMY I'ETROGRAD, Nov. 9.?It is 'offic ially announced that Gen. Broulssiluff, the victor of Hal'cz, Is in command of (lie Russians operating against the Austrian* south of Przemysl. Heavy fighting Iui3 been going on south of Przemysl for six days. The Austrian ? lossos have boon tremendous. Thou> sands of prisoners have boen taken. [RUSSIA CUTS Off AUSTRIANS Rome, Nov. 9.?A dispatch to the Tribune says the Russians have cut off the Austrian army in Galicia, consisting of 1,500, 000 men, from the German army. The dispatch says, fur ther, that the Russians have oc cupied all the ways of retreat to ward Cracow, leaving the only escape for Amstrians through the Carpathian mountain passes, now near imputable, into Hun gary. GERMAN ARMY IN EAST RETREATS WEST ? 4* London, Nov. 9.?The German army of the East is retreating westward on the defensive. The Russians are daily gaining ter ritory, and constantly inflicting losses. NICHOLAS CLAIMS COMPLETE VICTORY ' j ?' Petrograd, Nov. 9?In lengthy I dispatches contiiining details of nhe accomplishments of his' ar mies and their significance Grand Duke Nicholas has offi cialy announced the complete ov erthrow of the German and Aus trian armies along the Russian frontier. The Germans are retiring into their defenses on their own soil and preparing for a siege. RUSSIANS BREAK DOWN RESISTANCE ?I? PETROGRAD, Nov. 9.?A statement given out by the War Office Saturday night said: "Developing over a period of 18 days our successes along a 333-mile front have resulted In breaking down the enemy's gener al resistance everywhere. "Our forces have driven the Germans out of Poland, and the Germans and Austrlans In Gallc ia are at the mercy of our armies. "The Austro-Hungarian cavalry are In a particularly desperate condition. Whipped and harried by our forces, they are retiring upon their deferalve lines com municating the disorder and pan ic which possesses them to other troops. "The German and Austrian loss es last week wen: more than 30, 000 men and 200 cannon. "Victories of the Russian arms within the last few days were won at Gallcia, Russian Poland and at Lyck In East Prussia. "The Russians arc now In force I - on the Wartiie river." RUSSIANS ATTACK THE GERMANS ON WARTHE ? COPENHAGEN, Nov. 9.? Russian troops attacked the Germans at Sic draz on the Wartie river Saturday night, according to advices received from Pctrograd, at a point 15 miles from the German frontier. The troops and defenses attacked arc said to be the last Germans no remain on Ria ' ? ? ' - O 0 0 GERMANS CLAIM VICTORY ON WARTHE BERLIN, Nov. 9.?The Berlin V/ar office announced Saturday afternoon that three divisions of Russian cal vary, which crossec the river Warthe, were defeated by the Germans and forced back across the river. TURKEY DOES WHAT GERMANY ORDERS -I*? ROME, Nov. 9.?A special corres pondent In Constantinople telegraphs that to all intents and purposes Turkey has become a Gem an colony, adding: "Tbo Grand Vlzer blindly follows or ders from Berlin and haB not the slightest notion what the morrow may bring forth for Turkey."