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OLD GLORY IS CHARGE WASHINGTON, Nov. IS?De tails of the alleged insult to the American flag in the Gulf of Smyrna, when a ship's launch from the JO". S. S. Tennessee was fired on by Turkish guns on shore, were received this morn ing by Secretary of the Navy Jo sephus Daniels, in a cablegram fro mCapt. Decker, commander: of the Tennessee. The cablegram said: uWhile I was proceeding from anchorage at Vourlah, to Smyrna, to make an official call on Turkish gov ernment officials, our ship's launch was fired on, three shots crossing the bow of the boat." Secretary Daniels issued a j statement, declaring that for: several days the American con sul at Symrna had been uneasy, signs of violence before the Ten- j nessee arrived having been man ifested by Turkish officials. The Tennessee, Secretary- Dan iels said, had proceeded to Vour-i Iah at the request of Ambassa dor Morgenthau. After the shots were fired on the launch the battleship steamed to Chios Harbor, from which point Capt. Decker's message was sent to Washington. Capt. Decker has been re quested to forward immediately a full report of the incident. Chios, Aegean eSa, Nov. 18.? While Capt. Decker, U. S. N.j commander of the U. S. S. Ten nessee, started ashore here yes terday in a ship's launch, to pay; his respects to Turkish officials at Smyrna, three shots were fired across the bows of the boat by Turkish forts on shore. The launch immediately wheeled about and returned to the Ten nessee. When the incvident became public in Constantinople, the American ambassador,'' at the re quest of Turkish officials, order ed the Tennessee to leave Tur-j kish waters at once. The launch fired upon had the American flag flying from its stern. RECORD AUDIENCE HEARS SKAGWAY OPERATIC STAR SKAGWAY. Nov. 18.?'The largest audience that has been seen here for many years greeted Miss Mary Bern hotter, a former Skagway girl, last night at Elks' hall upon her first np-: pearance in concert here since her return from Germany where she ha3 been studying music for the past six years. Miss Bernhoffer sang a num ber of grand opera selections and wa3 enthusiastically encored. The concert has been declared the greatest musical i treat that Skagwav has ever had. After the concert a reception was j held. Many congratulations were re-: ceived from old and new friends. "NIX ON THE NEWS." VANCOUVER, B. C.. Nov. IS.?The Canadian government has ordered thei suppression of newspapers printed In j the German language for publishing articles calculated to promote aedi THE WEATHER TOOAY. Maximum?45. Minimum?40. Rainfall?.30 inch. Cloudy; rain. DIRIGO WAS OLD-TIMER IN SERVICE SEATTLE, Nov. 18.?Wireless ad vices to the Alaska Steamship com panv from Capt. Tom Moore, of tho ! steamship Cordova, state the Cordova is proceeding to Seattle with Capt. ! John Johnson and 21 members of the j crew of the lost steamship Dlrigo, | which foundered 90 miles off Capo! Spencer. Alaska, at 5 o'clock Monday i evening, when she was engulfed by huge seas in a iierco gaio. The Cordova was towing the Dlrigo, which had a copper cargo of 500 tons. IVhen the storm was at its height the Dlrigo began to take water faster than her pumps could work. She sank after| the rescue of her crew was made with j difficulty by small boats from her com voy. The Dlrigo sank stern down ward. The Dlrlgo was In service for tho Alaska Steamship Company longer than any other vessel on the property list of that corporation. She was In fact the first vessel owneu by the com pany and was built for the SotJtheast era. Alaska traffic at the time that Charles E. Peabody was the moving spirit in the organization. When the company was reorganised and passed into the control of the Guggenheims at the time they abscrbcd the North western Steamship company, the Di For years she plied tho waters of Southeastern Alaska as a freighter, but at a cost of several thousands of dol lars was later remodelled and provid ed with passenger accommodations after which she ran to the far west ward between Seward and Unalaskn, relieving tho Dora. She was being towed to Seattle by the Cordova for the purpose of being again overhauled and equipped with oil burners and new boilers for the purpose of going back to the run to the far westward next February. In the meantime the Dora has the run from Seward to Un alaskn. The Dirigo was built at Hoquiam, Washington in 189S. Her home port was Seattle. She had a gross tonnage of $23 and net 521. She was 165 feet long; 35 feet beam and 22.5 feet depth of hold. Her engines had an indicat ed horsepower of 600. She had pas senger accommodations and carried a crew of 25. FIGHT FOR AUTHORSHIP OF THE KATZENJAMMERS ??? NEW YORK. Nov. IS.?Suits are pending in court hero to determine the origin of the comics known to thou sands of American newspaper read ers as tho "Katzcnjamer Kids." Cartoonist Rudolph DIerks, who claims to be the originator of tho "Katzies," is suing the Star Publish ing Company for appropriating his SOUTHBOUND ON MARIPOSA. ?+? The Mariposa, sailing for tho South took the following passengers from Juneau; For Seattle?Mre. A. E. Ran som. J. F. Cooper, W. W. Waldron, J. S. Meoks, Mrs. Chas. Hooker, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Guyot, Ben Learning, Ken neth Hannan, W. B. Hargraves. E. A. McHarailton and Robert J. Cragg; for Ketchlkau?Father Paul P. Kern. ON THE "SEATTLE." SEATTLE, Nov. 18.?The steamship City of Seattle, which sailed at nine o'clock last night for Skagway, haB the following passengers for Juneau: J. E. Barragar, Charles Dahlstrom, J. A. Goodrich, L. E. Buell. Oscar ft. Hunt, George Arnold, J. Ostrom,- J. W. Selm and Wong Wab. TOLLS ARE GAINING ?? WASHINGTON, Nov. IS.?The Pan ama canal tolls for October amounted to $377,000, a gala of $107,000 over September. HILL DONATES. ...MINNEAPOLIS. Nov. IS.?James J. Hill has cabled J25.Q00 by way of Lon don to the ICtng of the Belgians as a personal contribution for the relief of the war stricken country. Empire ads reach most readers. WAR BAN NOWrELT SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18.?Col. D. C. Jackllng, one or the most promi nent copper magnates of tho country and heavily interested in Alaska min ing operations, especially' in the big mines in the vicinity of Juneau, do clared here today that Groat Britain's pronouncement that copper will be considered an absolute contraband of war will cause a reduction of the cop per production In the Uinted States of upwards of eight hundred million pounds annually, causing a loss of correspondingly large wage loss to tho miners and laborers omployed in that production, besides a general loss to those engaged in commercial activi ties. While discussing tho situation, Col. .'ackling was careful not to say any thing that could bo construed into vio lation of the noutral spirit which Pres ident Wood row Wilson has asked all Americans to maintain, throughout the war. On his recent visit to Juneau Col. Jackllng said that the copper proper ties with which he was associated were running on half time, on account of the conditions of the copper mar ket occasioned by the outbreak of the European war. but that it was their !n mining' copper under the circum stances but that tho operators wished to preserve their working organiza tion which could bo best done by con tinuing operations. Besides Col. Jack ling said that an absoluto shut-down would work a great hardship on tho mcu employed iu the mines and mills. "HAND PICKED" GRAND JURY IS DISCHARGED SEATTLE, Nov. 18.?Tho Seattle grand jury yesterday was dismissed. Tho State Supreme Court held that a grand jury "hand picked" by a judge Invalidates the jury, in deciding a caso which originated in Whatcom County. No indictments had beon returned by the Seattle jury. It had assembled Nov. 9. AMERICAN FACTORIES IN RUSSIA COMMANDEERED PETROGRAD, Nov. 18.?Tho Rus sian factory of the Singer Sewing Ma chine company, the American Phono graph company's plant and a number of smelters owned and operated by Americans yesterday was comman deered by order of the general staff. The plants will be used for tho man ufacture of arms and ammunition. PROMINENT MAN, UNDER FIRE, ENDS HIS LIFE LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18.?Herbert \V. Lewis, superintendent of the Chil dren's Home, an aid society, who Sun day was arrested and charged with committing a statutory oflchse, last night committed suicide. Lewis was prominent here. CANADIAN LIGHTS ORDERED "DARK" SEATTLE, Nov. 18.?By order of Canadian officials, the lights at Poult ney Point and Haddington Reef, on the path of vessels going to Alaska, havo been extinguished, for the pur pose of minimizing the danger of at Notico of the abandonment of the WILL NOT TRY TO BLOW UP SUEZ CANAL LONDON. Nov. IS.?A dispatch from Berlin says that the large Turkish for ces assembled on tho Asiatic shore of 'he Suez Canal intended to blow up that waterway and form a darn with army advances on Egypt, but a dis patch to the Rome Corrlere D'ltaLla from Constantinople says that Turkey has given Italy the assurance that she will take no aetlon.which.wlll dam age tho Suez canal and that sire will confine her sphere of hostilities to! operations against Russia. tor today to Secretary of tho Troas Woodrow Wilson summed up tho bus iness outlook in the United States as the outlook been briirhtor." tho letter cloar away. Added to that, our boII hat; everywhere been laid bare, and "The European war has madoit ne cessary that the Unttod States mobll way. That mobilization will brluj: to ul; an era of prosperity that will, I bo President Woodrov Wilson had agreed to attend the Pan-American mass In St. Patrick's church Thanksgiving morning. ?*? ?*? ?*? ?"> ?*? ?*? ?*? ?*? ?J? ?*? ? "SOMEBODY LIED." * ? ? ? WASHINGTON, Nov. IS. ? * f cent for him by Gen. Pablo Gon- 4 ? sales to President Gutierrez. In v 4 resented to have said ho would 4 4 This was'anounccd today in 4 ? an olllcial dispatch to the Stato 4 4* Dopartinent from Consul John 4 ? 11. Silliman. 4 v v *?* *y v *& *t* v *?* ^ *1* v INCREASE U. S. ARMY WASHINGTON. Nov. IS.?With the declaration that It would he Impossi ble to defend the Panama Canal and American territorial possession against attack either by present or proposed garrisons unless provision could be mado for rapid reinforce ment, General Wotherspoon. in his re port to the War Department today rec ommended tho increase of the United States army to 205,000 men. JOHN TREADWELL IS REPORTED BANKRUPT ? . John Treadwoll, after whom tho fa mous Treadwoll mines were named, is reported in a press message from Now York to have filed a petition in voluntary bankruptcy. His liabilities amount to nearly three millions of dollars, with no assets. The princi pal creditor is the Califoria Safe Do in 1907 after his brother, James Tread well. is alleged to have wrecked it. John Treadwoll bought the Tread The mine was owned by Pierre Erus Treadwell paid; it, and gave Erussard an additional sum. acquiring EruB CHILEANS TO SEEK dor Suarez, has recommended: to his pertr. to Instruct American farmers in the use of nitrate, of which Chile ex Japanese exports cut off, the ambae COST $5,000,000 EACH MONTH TO FEED BELGIANS . ly minimum of 30,000 ton:: 01 wheat," ? which is about, one-half the. soldipr'r. and $5,0.00,000 monthly. BELGIANS Former Mayor Emery Valentine to tho Belgian rolief fund. Instantly downtown merchants promised to 'end their support to the movement, when food arid clothing to the Innocent suf t'erors or tho war In Europe. All America now-knows that a na tion that less than four months agoj was among tho most peaceful and pros perous In the world Is today threaten-J od with starvation as a result of a war "in which it had no Interest and no part In making. Seven. Million Sufferers. Seven millions of tho peace-loving people of Belgium have boon driven from their homes and aro now seek ing refuge In Holland while at least' one and a half million more aro'sock trics, their homes destroyed, their fortunes wrecked, their all vanished. roads and by-paths of Europe are filled In an lriterviow with Tho Empire, Mr. Valentino asked: "Shall Juneau Mr. Valentine's Plan. Mr. Valentine continued: "Our com mercial club and our city council. 1 hope, will call a mass mooting of tlio Citizens to devise ways and means for giving such relief as we may be ablo to. Why not give a fair, festival, and grand ball, to which ovoryonc can and should contribute. Even tho little chil dren could forego at least one lco crcam soda, a package of gum or tho like. Let ovoryonc drop their mlto in tho purse and lot tho total proccods go' to the Belgian roliof fund. Juneau could and should send at least one carload of Hour to tho starving mil lions now interned In Holland. "Let tho commercial club and the city council act Jointly and without do lay. Let every man, woman and child assist and let us do It quickly. Many are now starving. Let us see that none suitor whero we aro ablo to assist; never let It be sold that Juneau turn ed a deaf car to an appeal from the starving and distressed. Do it now, act quickly." CARING FOR THE PEOPLE OF BELGIUM BOSTON, Nov. 17.?A personal let ter dated October 21st from London so many thousauds of \aluablo lives ?the flower of tho manhood of our country. But this dread tlon by all; Tho rightoous cause more right to enter Belgium than the Gorman omperor had to break up your house. It breaks one's There are about 60.000 being hous they want even to a teacher for ton Nows Bureau.) WOMEN SEND BLANKETS loans !>? gathering a large numbor of blankets . for lie- French : oldiors at tjlre front. The blanket* will-be for early date for France. ;ov. IS.- ' eight German princes have boon killed WARSAW AGAIN IS OBJECTIVE LONDON, Nov. 18. ? No change in the kaleidoscopic oper ations of the armies in Russian Poland has been more startling than the sudden resumption of i the offensive on the part of the German commanders. Warsaw again is threatened. The heart of the Russian line has been attacked and Petrograd does not deny that the Germans are again executing a strong for ward movement, before which the army of the Czar is slowly re treating. A dispatch from the Russian capital late this afternoon de clares the offensive movement of the Germans will not cause the slightest diversion from the Russian invasion of East Prus sia, which, however, is proceed ed slowly. CHOLERA IN ALLIED RANKS SAY GERMANS ? ^ LONDON, Nov. 18.?A dispatch to :hc London Daily News announces that proclamation has been Issued by the Germans In Liege stating that the inhabitants need not bo astonished if many corps of Germans return from the front for the reason that typhoid and cholera have brokon out among the allied troops. AVAILABLE MEN RUSHED TO FRONT BERLIN, Nov. 18?Gorman barracks in Bolglan cities and the railway and telegraph patrols have been reduced to a minimum to allow every possible man to go to the front A correspondent wires from St. Omer that Niouport, Belgium, is in ruins and full of dead. It was taken, iost-and retaken three times In ono BULGARIA IS READY TO JOIN GERMANY BERLIN, (via Amsterdam) Nov. 18. ?Bulgaria's ontrauce Into the war as an ally of Germany Is foreshadowed by advices that railroad communica tion on tho single line between Bul garia and Servia has been broken off. Bulgarian troops are reported al ready on tho Servian frontlor, ready to invade the Serb territory. TIDES OF WAR RISE AND FALL LONDON, Nov. -8. ? Reports from East Prussia early today were that the Gorman-Austro forces wore In full retreat along tho battlefront stretch ing from Gumblnnen to Angeburg. Yesterday's advices stated the Rus sians were executing a strong forward movement toward Gumblnnen. Conflicting reports continue to come In from the East, The correspond cuts in London had not been able this morning to confirm reports of the burning of Cracow. An Indecisive battle was fought, yes terday by Russians and Aiistrlans near Dunkla, at the foothills of the Carpathian mountains. Anothor report says the Austrian ad vance has driven tho Servians and Montenegrins back on Servian soil, and another attack on Belgrade, by Austrlan8 undor General Dankl Is ex NOTED ENGLISH OFFICERS DIE ON THE BATTLEFIELD ! .ONDON. Nov. 18.?Today's official Franco oontallns the names of BriEs mond J. Marker of the Coldstream stable of tho London Metropolitan Pol SOLDIERS DYING OF EXPOSURE LONDON, Nov. 18. ?Nearly dead from exposure to grim win ter, a handful of soldiers of the British expeditionary force has reached Folkestone from the battlefields of Flanders, with stories of terrible suffering in the trenches. The men were invalided home. War's most bitter horrors were emphasized by the appe'r ancc of the half-frozen troops ar.d it is said by them that thou sands of the German and French troops present the same pitiful spectacle. The trenches in Flanders are filled with ice-cold water and conditions are described as "be yond human endurance." During the fighting Monday thousands of soldiers were caught behind flooded earth works, daring not to Ie've them for a moment because of a mer ciless artillery fire from the Ger man guns. GERMAN SUPPLY BASE TARGET OF CRUISERS Rotterdam, Nov. 18. ? Eight ships of the British North Sea fleet played deadly havoc Mon day with the auxiliary German supply base on the Bruges ship canal. . Having received information from aeroplane scouts, the Brit ish vessels poured a terrific bom bardment at Knocke and Bce brugge, on the Belgian coast. At the works of the Solvay com pany, on the Bruges ship canal, where the Germans appropriated private property as a base for their military trains, the entire plant was destroyed by the bom bardment. A train of five cars, filled with German soldiers was struck by a shell, took fire and was destroyed. Other severe damage was done to German stores and supplies. JOFFRE TELLS ALLY OF HIS APPRECIATION I'ARIS, Nov. IS.?General Joffro bas sent the following message to Grand Duke Nicholas; / "..e have received with great pleanuro all tho news of the triumphant march of the Russian armies during tho last fortnight, and of the new advance which Is ap proaching (ho German frontier. In addressing your Highness, I extend my blnceroat felicitations. "On our side, we have stopped tho furious German attacks, and with an energetic and Incessant action wo aro seeking to destroy the forces of the enemy, which aro opposing us. "Our situation 1b good and our ef forts nrc combined to reach tho point where soon I hope for final success." SIX ARE WOUNDED BY MEXICAN BULLETS NACO. Ariz., Nov. 18.?Three men and three women were wounded by stray bullets which dropped on tho Amodcan slde of the border today dur ing a renewed attack on Naco, Mexico, by forces'under Jose Maytorona. COAL TEST RESULTS SENT TO WASHINGTON ? ? FRANCISCO; Now 18.?The U. S. S. Maryland arrived today from Bremerton. She burned Alaskan coal. on htf trip south, but a report on tho test was not obtainable. " Tho results of the test will bo for [ darded tc Washington.