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?JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY^ NOVEMBER 25: 1014. PRICE TEN CENTS. MOB RULE PREVAILS IN MEXICO WASHINGTON, Nov. 25.?Gen* oral Blanco left Mexico City yes terday morning and the forces un der Zapata immediately took pos session of the city, according to ^Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels, who also learned that the U. S. transport Hancock sailed 'from Guanatanamo for San Dom iingo, to protect American li^es ?and property, endangered by" a inew revolution there. A later dispatch from Mexico 'City says a mob gathered in front ?of tho palace last night, marched to the warehouse containing stores and ammunition, battered down the doors and sacked the ware house, while a continual fire was. kept up. ?Mexican police were powerless. Bodies of civilians who were for mer federal soldiers, formed in line, paraded the principal streets and later were armed at police headquarters and at the Brazilian legation. A statement issued in Mexico City last night and attributed to Generals Obregon and Gonzales, of the Carranzistas, intimated that the Constitutionalists had suffi cient troops to defeat General but that they would allow tho Villa-Zapata forces to enter tho capital, and then attempt to bottle them up. United States Consular Agent J. R. Silllman has been requested by the State Department to re port immediately on conditions In -Mexico City. WOMAN IS iVICTIM MINNEAPOLIS. Nov. 25?With a wire tightly bound around the torso, And with tho head, arms and legs missing, the body of Mrs. Peter Cole man, a railroad station agent at Man chester, was found this morning in the ruins of the station, which had been burned. No clue to the persons responsible for tho outrage was left. ? + + + + + + + ? 4 + NO EMPIRE TOMORROW * ? ? + Owing to the fact that tho TJ. * ?* S. Signal Sen-fee cable office * * in Juneau will be closed tomor- ? + row. Thanksgiving Day. except + * for the hours that it Is usually + + open on Sunday, there will be ??? * no press service, and further. ? ?h owing to the fact that those * * who make the Empire desire to + * eat their turkey in peace, there ?> + will be no issue of tho Empire 4* * on Thanksgiving Day. * * ?> ? + * * ? ? ? ?> * * ? + + * + 4 WILSON FAMILY UNITE AT WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. WASHINGTON. Nov. 25.?President Wood row Wilson left at 7 o'clock this morning for Williamstown, Mass where he will spend Thanksgiving at the homo of his daughter, Mrs. Francis Bowe Sayre. Mr. and Mrs. W. G. McAdoo also will be guests of the Sayres tomorrow. ON THE MARIPOSA. SEATTLE. Nov. 25.?The steamer Mariposa sailed for the north last night. Juneau passengers include: R. C. Bergwin, Prank Short, Frank Drlscoll, Sylvia Fantin, Mrs. Rose Hatton. Jack Hatton. Russell Hatton, Lila Hatton. E. "Wilson, Gus Staadccker. Werner Johnson. Mrs. J. A. Thornton. A. Shyman. W. B. Pholps, Mrs. D. 2. McDonald, C. E. Close. George Beko. Olen Radovlch. Norman McClelland, D. Winn, Mary Winslow, C. C. Geor geson and wife. Mrs. B. Williams. R. B. Evans and wife and two child ren. Charles Johnson, A. Olson. William Aiken and George Vingar returned from the Westward on the Alameda today. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?32. Minimum?22. -. Clear. U. S. BOYS EXECUTED AS SPIES SAN DIEGO. Nov. 25.?EmU, four teen years old. son of Milo Modin, and born in Oakland, and Louis Voco ttch and John Ragenovlch, American residents of San Francisco, were exe cuted as spies by Austrian authorities in the public square at Cattaro, Dal matia. according to a lettor received here today by the Rev. L. Magud, a priest. The young men wero on a visit to Austria when arrested, according to the letter They had nothing to Iden tify themselves as American citizens, and in spite of their pleading they were shot without trial, according to the priest. RELIEE fESTIVAL IS JUNEAU'S PLAN V V V ?> V V V V V V V T T T T I ? ? I + A great "sourdough festival" <? J will bo given Saturday night ? ? Dec. 5, In the Juneau rink for <? ? thj benefit of the Belgian re- * ? lief fund. This plan was"decid- * + ed upon by the executive com- + + mittee at the meeting this af- * 4* ternoon. It will begin about + ? 2 o'clock in the afternoon and + ? continue until midnight. ? E. VALENTINE ?JeHN-ROSTGARD CHARLES D. GARFIELD ALBERT N. NADEAU PETER CARLSON. . The foregoing were named by May or Jo.^n Reck last evening at the meet ing held in the Council Chambers ol the City Hall, as the executive com mittee with full power to receive money and conduct a campaign for money that Is to bo used for the re lief of tho distressed war victims In Belgium. With the appointment of this committee Juneau has adopted an organized movement to accomplish the greatest good in this respect in the shortest possible time. The com mittee began its work immediately and wlh not cease Its labors as long as there is necessity for its existence. Having collected the money it will be the duty of the committee to seo that it Is sent through the propor chan nels to accomplish tho desired object of tho work. Mayor Reck called the meeting to order promptly at S o'clock and pro sided. Judge H. B. LeFovre acted as secretary. There was a general dis cussion over the object of tho meot i ing and many suggestions were mado I as the best means of accomplishing the desired results. Mr. Valentine told what he had al ready accomplished Individually. He has placed a contribution box in his place of business and has a placard sign telling the object of the call. Ho also has a subscription list which don ors may sign if they care to and leave their contributions with him. Many, he said, preferred simply to toss Into the contribution box such coin or mon ey as they cared to donate to the cause. He said that he had received much encouragement, besides the moneys thrown into the hox several had signed for different amounts, ag gregating a total of 5500. John T. Splckett. has promised the Orpheum will donate a night to the relief fund. The committee can de termine when they want it and what sort of a show they want to put on for the occasion. It was suggested that the other theatres will also want to make sim ilar donations and they will bo giv en the opportunity. The committee is planning to Inter est everyone in town in the work In cluding the women and children. The committee decided to hold an execu tive session at two o'clock this after noon at which time they expected to determine upon and outline tho first' part of their campaign. Deputy Marshal John Goodoll will arrive from Sitka on the Georgia, bringing Emii Shubeck, an Inmate of tho Pioneer's- Home who wa3 commit ted to Morningsido sanitarium. Empire want ads get results. i ?Garrison. WASHINGTON, Nov. 25.?Replying to repeated requestB of agents of tho warring European nations, Socretary , of War Lindloy M. Garrison today ] issued a public statement, in which ho said tho United States government would not, for any consideration, sell ' its discarded Krag-Jorgenson army i; rifles to any country now engaged in war. The Krag-Jorgenson rifle preceded tho now Springflold gun, in tho United States army. In the government ar- 1 scnals in this country thero are many thousands of thorn, some of which, i howevor, havo been adopted by the t militia in various states as the stand- f ard pleco. I I I1 i m i ii?1111 m 11 m 111111111 m n him iiimuii 11 (Shwaksvx ; | Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and Juneau will observe the holi- !! day. It is well for all good/Americans and all good Alaskans, who 11 || are, of course, one and the same, to remember thohound wordB || II of President Wilson, whoso Thanksgiving proclamation is here with republished: * I I ?? "It has long been the honored custom of our,jisopjo lo_turn. _ J || in the fruitful autumn of the year-to:thanksgiving to I ^Usaighty- Cod ?ftff~lTls ^many blessings and mercies to us as a Na- | tlon. The year that is now drawing to a close since we last ob- !! .. served our day of National thanksgiving has been, while a year 11 II of discipline because of- the mighty forces of war and of chango ?; which havo disturbed ? the world, also a year of special blessing for us. 11 "It has boon vounchsafed for us to remain at peace with || || honor, and In some'parts to succor the suffering and supply tho ; ? needs of those who are in want. Wo havo been privileged by our own peaco and self-control in some degree to steady the counsols || II and shape the hopes and purposes of a day of fear and distress. 11 Our people hnvo looked upon their own life as a Nation with a v deeper comprehension', a,deeper realisation of their responsibili ties as well as of their blessings, and a keener sense of tho moral 11 and practical significance of what their part among the nations 11 of tho world may como to "bo. "The hurtful effects of foreign war in their own Industrial 11 and commercial affairs haVe made them feel the more fully and 11 see the more clearly their mutual independence on one anothor ; | and have stirred tbtofo to a helpful co-operation such as thoy 11 have seldom practiced befife.' They have been quickened by a || I ! great moral stimulation. Their unmistakable ardor Tor peace, tholr || earnest piety and disinterested sympathy for those who are suf fering, their readiness to help and-to think of the needs of oth -ors, have rovealcd them to themselves as well as to tho world. 11 || "Our crops will feed all who need food; the self-possession of our people amid tho most serious .uixietlcs and difficulties, II and the steadiness and vcsourcofulncss of our business mon will || ||| servo other Nations as woll as our own. "Tho business of the country has been supplied with new in strumentalities and the commerce of the world with new chan 11 nels of trade and intercourse. The Panama Canal has been open || ed to the commorco of tho Rations. The two continents of Amerl- | ? ca have beon bound in closer guiso of friendship. New instru ? i mentalities of International trade have been created which will also | [ || mentalities of Internation trade have beon created which will also bo now instrumentalities of acquaintance, intercourse and mutual II service. Never before have the people of tho United Stats been ||j II so situated for their own advantage or tho advantage of their ;|j neighbors, or so equipped to servo themselves and mankind. . >j "Now. therefore, I. Woodrow Wilson, president of the United \ 11 States of Acmrica, do hereby designate Thursday, the 2Gth day of | Jj November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and prayer-and invite ?* the people throughout tho land to ceaso from their wanted occu 11 pations and in their several homos and places of worship render 11 11 thanks to Almighty God." 11 ? ? ? ? ? ? ????11 ii 11111111 n a m i n 111 i.i: m 111 m 11 ii QUINALT IN TROUBLE SEATTLE, Nov. 25.?The Portland Steamship Company's steam schooner Qulnautt, southbound from Juneau, ran on the rocks of Plat Island, Gulf of Georgia, at 3 o'clock this morning. She was pulled oiT seven hours later by the gteamshlp Mariposa, which was proceeding north, and proceeded couth under her own 6team. MATERIAL ARRIVES FOR METLAKAHTLA SCHOOL and report:; that the material Is be ing assembled at Metlaknbtla -for a was learned here this morning that oral Baquedano left during the night for Juan Fernandez Islands, to loarn is ofllcially reported. i distance of 400. miles. It Is rumored liore that should the ?oport of the training 3hip bear out ho rumors that Germany Is establlhs :d In the Juan Fernandez group, and hat her ships stayed in the harbor donation from Berlin. Harry A. Bishop, Unitoa States mar partial paralysis, has a lighting chance anxiety to his frlonds and family. noon said "the patient is resting quiet ly. makes some attempts to speak and v ? ?????/? : r~ CARD1NAL DIES. ROME. Nov. 2.V Cardinal Arlstldo lege of Cardinals 'which elected Pope CARNAGE NIBJPORI between a murderous artillery Are from British shore batteries, and the shelling by British warships ' off the Belgian coast, the German forces In tho vicinity of Nlouport J suffered frightful losses today. i Germany's scheme to establish a : naval base at Z^cbrugge, Belgium, yesterday was thwarted by British warships, Tho bombardment from o fleet of i cruisers set Are to Zoebrugge and tho ] Solvoy works, near the Bruges ship , canal, ia a heap of ruins. Sections of six submarine boats which had been brought from Ger many were roduced to a heap of ^ twisted iron and steel. 6. KARLSEN DROWNS; i DOUGLAS, Nov. 25.?A man be- J lloved to bo Guc Ktirlr.cn was drowned 1 last evening between 5 and 6' o'clock I back of tbo "cow barn" on Lower 'Front street. . Tbo accident was the ( result of Karlnen'o boat capsizing. A number of pcrsong heard tho drowning man's cries for help, but. woro unable to get a boat to tho , spot from whence the cries came, un til too late The body has not been * recovered, although n diligent.search 1 was made lite into -the uJgbt,/_ - .j htm. He stopped at the Hunter Ho tel Monday night. Nothing more lo ? known of him. The boat Is said to have belonged to a man known as t "Nels," who worked on the pole lino r last Bummor. EX TAMMANY BOSS TO REMARRY TOMORROW 1 NEW YORK. Nov. 25. ? Richard a Crokcr, former Tammany leader, who s was made a widower three months ago, will tomorrow remarry. Hlo ^ bride Is Mlns Beulah EdmondBon, a .*1 Cherokee Indian princess. Hor tribal name is Keetau Kaluntchy. She Is beautiful and accomplished. Tho wed ding will tako place in St. Agnes Catholic church. r C ro TfAVAnun i iti/UUfiivy 10 nwuiuii/. 1 MEXICO CITY, Nov. 10.?The name ?* of Avenida do San Francisco Is to be changed, according to vote cast by r tho local municipal authorities, to Avenida do Francisco Madero.. Per- '' sons connected with the city govern- , mont say that there will be fixed at once on tho cornora of tho avenue a new sot of plates bearing the new name of the capital's principal thor- ; oughfnre. | The initiative of changing tho name ^ of Avonlda do San Francisco camo. It '? Is said, from the members of the * Club Femenll Lcaltad, a woman's po- ; lltical organization, which took tho * matter up and decided to send on the *, part of the society a petition to tho r nyun tamo Into to ordor tho change of ' name.?(Ex.) MACHINES TO BURY DEAD BEING MADE CHICAGO, Nov. 25.?A machine to dig graves for European war victims has been perfected by a Chicago con- J cern and work has been started on thirteen mechanical burlora which ' have been ordored by two of the al SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25. ? Wil- J Ham J. Hill, formerly a guard In San ( Quentln prison, bocamo exasperated , after a trlral quarrel at his breakfast table, and drawing a revolver, shot | and Irflled'two members of his family, after which ho killed himself. TO TALK OF TRADE Haven railroad has arranged for a conference of manufacturers and busi ness mon within Its territory to bo hold in Boston the first week in De comber, on the subject of trade oppor tunities existing in Central and South Amorlca. 'NO TRUCf REPLY Of GERMANY Berlin, Nov. 25?A statement, bristling with threats, was is sued by the German government last night, denying that the Ger man Empire is favorably dispos ed toward a truce in the war of nations. "On the other hand," says the report, "fear of German invasion is spreading throughout Eng land, and the British fleet, hith erto inactive, now shuns fight." SWISS PROTEST. The report further declared that Switzerland has filed strong jrotest with England and France igainst a violation of her neu ;rality by British aviators, who lew across Switzerland to Lake Constance, from where the bird nen threw bombs at the Zep >elin factory at Friedrichshafen. iJUKJMAINS UIxAliU CAPTURE OF 20,000 - Berlin, Nov. 25.?When the jerman army of the East cap ered the town of Pilicia yes erday it took 20,000 Russian jrinoifor.s," accorSTiijr to a war >ffice statement issued late this tfternoon. The bulletin warned Germans o "place no credence in - the grossly exaggerated claims of he Petrograd dispatches." The general staff later an iounced: "We have made pro press at Arras and have repulsed til Russian attacks in East Prus ia and have checked the Rus ian counter attacks in East >oland." GRAND DUKE VICTIM. Amsterdam, Nov. 25.?Ger nan newspapers here today re vived word from Milan that he Russian grand duke Dmitri, tncle of Emperor Nicholas, was ;everely wounded in an engage nent near the river Warta. 4> .;. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. (? <' :* KAISER RELENTING * > NEW YORK, Nov. 25?A ro- ? !* port was circulated in Wnll * (? Street Tuesday that the Stand- <? > ard Oil interests had rocoivcd ? ? advices of a private nature from !? tho Kaiser that ho had intiraat- ? !? ed to the Vatican that he would <? > accept tho good offices of the !? Holy See in arranging terms ? h of peace. ? !? ? I- d* v <? 4- v -I* 4* ?> 4 4 3erman house asks peace intercession HAMBURG, Nov. 25?A Publishing louse hero has sent out a circular jrglng the duty of tlio neutral powers jo Intervene In behalf of peace. None >f the nations engaged In war, nccord ng to this corcular really desire:; It. dominion patriotic. ? OTTAWA, Nov. 25.?Arthur L. L.lf :on, premier of Alberta, Canada, says that Canada is prepared to send 100. )00 men to war. Canada already sent rnnt 10,000 men. luxemburg wrathy at imperial invaders LUXEMBURG, Nov 25.?People at this plnce are showing signs of Re sentment against the Germans tor us ing exclusively the French lauguago, though ordlnnruy tn. y are -bl-llnguaL pen; giving only pro;Germnn informa tion. and have suffered greatly since the Germans three weeks ago stepped the Iron industry, the main support of the country, by forbidding the use of dynamite. INVASION Of POUND CRUMBLES London, Nov. 25.?The Mail's Petrograd correspondent, des cribing the capture of a large body of Germans who were fight ing near the river Bzura, says: 'Three German regiments were caught with their backs to the river and suffered heavily from Russian artillery fire. While they answered the battle, Russian infantrymen were creep ing ever nearer. The only aven ue of escape for the Germans was across the river but this at tempt was frustrated by Rus sian cavalry, which commanded the opposite bank. "Seeing their position was hopeless, the entire German force, amounting to two and one half regiments, surrendered." RUSSIA CLAIMS SUCCESS. Petrograd, Nov. 25. ? A war bulletin announces that the bat tle at ?L6dz and on the Cracow front.; - developing successfully for the Russian arms. Every additional report today from the fighting front told of a continuation of the German re treat in Poland. AIRMEN ARE CAPTIVES. Pctrograd, Nov. 25.?A Ger man aeroplane, with two pilots, has been catured by Cossacks 21 miles east of Ploek, Russian Poland. The airmen had dropped bombs in Plock, but no one was killed. OLD TREATY FORCED TURKEY INTO WAR *1* LONDON, Nov. 25.?Leading Athena papers report in an interview with foreign diplomats that Turkey was forced into the war because of treaty with Germany by which if cither coun try was hound to render aid to the oth er in case of war by Russin. The Turkish cabinet was strongly opposed to-thfs action, and dhldod as to opinion regarding the legality of the treaty, and adviBing Germany that she did not posse ;:, enough mon ey to carry on warfare! also that her army wan being reorganized and that her fleet wan powerless. Thereupon Germany supplied the deficiencies. GERMAN BANKER'S VIEWS ON WAR BOSTON, Nov. 25.?A. representative of one of the lending banking institu-,, tlons of Berlin who has come to this country since the outbreak of the war, declared today that he agreed with Promicr Asqulth that war could not go on much longer. He said that lie believed one side or the other would quit from exhaus tion, or owing to a great defeat. ARMIES BUY WIRE. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 25.?Within three weeks orders for more than 35, 000 tons of barbed wire liavo been placed with the Pittsburgh Steel com pany and. tho American Steel and Wiro company, and Inquiries are at hand for 5,000 moro tons, costing approxi mately $225,000 and supposed to bo for the English army. ECUADOR DENIES IT. WASHINGTON,.Nov. 25. -The min ister from Ecuador lias called on Sec retary of State W. J, Bryan to deny that his government has discriminated . In favor of the Gorman squadron in the Paclfio. Other South American countries are aroused over rumors that they liavo violated the neutrality laws in aiding the German warships off tho coast of Chile. VIENNA, Nov. 25,?Field Marshal Evettorich of the Austrian army has published an article fixing 1916 as tho extreme limit of the war.