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VOL. V. NO. 683. ~~ " ^JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, DECSBEF? 1914 ?PRICE TEN CENTS.
CALHOUN ROAD GROCER HELD UP AND ROBBH) I BY MASKED FOOTPADS Two footpads, desribed as "a tall one and a short one," wear ing masks of blue handkerchiefs, held up and robbed J. M. Gio vanetti, a Calhoun avenue grocer, at 10:15 o'clock last night, and made their getaway, after firing six shots at Giovanetti, who had pursued them unarmed. The authorities are searching for a young Indian woman, who is believed to have acted as lookout for the robbers, but who became hysterical when the shots were fired, and ran' shrieking down Calhoun Road, crying "they've killed him." Pistol Was Persuader. Giovanetti was making up cash for the day's receipts, and as he placed the cash in a poke, was talking to 0. Eiklund, a friend, who was on his way home. Eiklund bid Giovanetti good night and started home. A moment after he had gone, the robbers entered. A revolver was pointed at Giovanetti, and the storekeep er was warned by the highwaymen that they "meant business." j Giovanetti handed them the sack of money, and while one robber; covered him with his weapon, the other went through his pock ets. The merchant was then thrust into a closet, struck on the; back of the head, and advised to remain for at least five minutes. Merchant Gives Pursuit. As soon as the robbers had left, Giovanetti, who was not hurt ran from the store, in pursuit of the bandits. The robbers took the road which branches off Calhoun Avenue opposite the: M. Russell home, with Giovanetti behind them, shouting for help. When the robbers reached the brow of the hill overlooking the j Governor's House, one of them fired six shots in succession, hut j people who live on the hill say the flashes from the weapon in dicated the shots were fired in the air, and not at Giovanetti. The latter chased the robbers down the "Hansen steps," back to Cal houn road, near the Henry Shattuck home, where the highway men separated, one of them going towards the old slaughter house, and the other toward the Gold Creek bridge. They were in full view of Giovanetti all the time, as a full moon was shin ing, but they escaped, in spite of the search made by officejrs and a large crowd of people attracted by the shooting. Indian Woman Suspected. The Indian woman who did the shouting, is said by Mrs. 1. W. Stolz to have been hiding near the bank on Calhoun road, talking to a white man, a few minutes before the hold-up was perpetrated. Mrs. Stolz had been watching the pair for some time, she said, from her window. Just before the robbers en tered Giovanetti's store, the Indian woman started down the steps to Auk village, but the shots called her back. She disap peared after Giovanetti had told the crowd that gathered that the men had got away. _ Reward Is Offered. Giovanetti this morning offered a reward of $50.00 for the capture of the men, and a well-known architect added $50.00, while a number of businessmen said they would put up money to swell the total, providing the bandits are captured. Federal and civil officers have been detailed on the case. Four suspects were arrested today by the authorities, on John Doe warrants, and are being held at the city jail on charges of vagrancy, until the Giovanetti robbery is fully in vestigated. Late this afternoon it was reported that a citizen, who asks his name witheld, shot at the robbers six times and that the robbers fired but once. The citizen is said to have given chase with Giovanetti. _ BEAUTIFUL PRIZES FOR BELGIAN RELIEF FUND Secretary of the Belgian relief com mittee. E. Valentine, this morning stated that F. J. Sharick had donated a beautiful hand-painted Royal Tilsit set of china for the benefit of the re lief fund and thi3 will be one of the prizes ofTered at the big Sourdough Festival Saturday next. The set is now on exhibition at Sharick's Jewel ry store. Mr. Valentine also announced the following new offerings that have been donated to the fund and will be used as prizes at the big festival: Forty-dollar automatic rifle by the Al aska Supply Co. Old ivory and beaten copper smok 's set by Winter & Pond craft shop, enty-three-pound turkey by the Al a Meat Co. ADMIRAL MAHAN DIES. ?*fr?? -VSHINGTON. Dec. 2. ? Rear Ad ' A. T. Mahan died hero yester -it the age of 74 years. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?26. Minimum?20. Clear. CHIEF SIM FREIMAN ANNOUNCES FIREMEIs ? Chief Sim Frciman of the Junoru Are department this afternoon an nounced the completion of the nev department with the following naraci on the roster, tho flret ten of whon wero chosen by the fire committee o the city council: C. W. Carter, J. L Gray, Milton Winn. Royal Shepard, II G. Casey. Tom Krigbaum, Z. M. Brae ford, J. W. Bell. Alvln Goldstein, Sir Frelman, John Museth, William A bcrtson, H. C. Huhen, Tom Bush, A. C Carrigan, Chic Harris. Wallis Georg( Max Humfrey. Dave Evans. Amo Sundstrom, Fred Smith, W. Wllsoi H. I. Lucas. Leonard Hurlbut, Hillar McKana. J. H. Wheeler and Fran Sergeant Wheeler and Sargeant arc on th regular payroll of the city and the la ter is driver of tho auto lire truck b< sides being janitor of tho city ha building. It is expected that new bj laws will bo adopted at a meeting t bo held early next week. Get your costumes ready for th Big Roller Skate Masquerade, Chris mas night "Toll It to ovcrbody." CAR WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.?The State Department recclccd a telegram thlo afternoon announcing that Gutierrez would enter Mexico City tomorrow, and would be Installed In the palace ao provisional president of Mexico. WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.?A private wire to a member of the diplomatic corpH. and signod by Vcnustlano Car ranza. said: "I am determined to end tho strug gle for supremacy In Mexico, by force of arms." ^stored in Mexico City, whore Za pata and Villa bavo Joined their forces. An early news dispatch from Naco, Arizona, says that bullotr, flrcd by Mexicans, who arc bosloging Naco, So mora. wounded two more Americans j yesterday. -i* + ? + 4- v ij> 4- -fr <J? ?s? <? 4> ?!?_'.?' ? j CAMP ON WATERLOO ? ' ? 4 LONDON, Dec. 2.?Tho old * + battlefield of Waterloo has been 4 4- filled with concrete trenches ?> + by tho Gormans. who believe it ? 4- can bo defended indefinitely 4* ?> and are preparod to winter at 4 ?> the historic old battleground, 4 4- according to advices from ? 4- Paris. v 4 4- -t- 4 4 <4 * v 4 4 4 4 4- 4 4- ?> 4 "PROSPECTOR" CLAIMS RUMORS ARE FALSE Tho Prospector. Chairman Edes, oi' (.the Alaska railroad commission, do-j | nles that he, or any other member of' : the commission, - had formed or ox j pressed any opinion of. railroad routes j In Alaska. ?PROSPECTOR. I PRISONER SHOT; TRIED TO ESCAPE ; TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 2. ? Tony ! Liphepakia. convicted at Valdoz, Alas J ka, for murderous assault on his part I tier, and sentenced by Judge Fred M. ; Brown to a term of years in the Fed j oral penitentiary at McNeil's Island, j attempted to escnpo from his guard. ! Deputy Marshal Armstrong of Kodiak, I yesterday whilo tho two were entering i j a prison launch at Fort Steilacoom, I for the two-mllc trip to McNeil's. Armstrong shot the Greek In the arm, and the latter surrendered. e BOYS KILL FATHER; BOTH SURRENDER NORTH YAKIMA, Dec. 2. ? Frank Lenzi confessed today to tho police that ho and his brother James had killed their father, James Lenzl, a farmer, becauso their father had in sulted Frank Lenzl's wife, and later had sought to kill James Lenzi when : tho latter threatened to inform. THE FINAL MOO. CHICAGO. Dec. 2. ? Remnants of tho Progressive political party strag . gled into Chicago today to Join in what is bolioved to bo tho funeral dirge ovor Bull MooBeism. The Progressive exocutlvo commit . tec moots hero today. George S. Per kins Is here, and it is beliovod tho Colonol will arrlvo from Oystor Bay at noon. 1 CAVALRYMAN CHARGED WITH POSTAL ROBBERY '' WALSENBURG, Colo., Doc. 2.?Bert 6 Howard a private in Troop F, Fifth i United Statos cavalry, today was ar f restcd, charged with tho thoft of $15, 000 from tho postofilce hote last night, ? COMMISSION TO DECIDE WHO WILL BUILD ROAD J- SEATTLE, Dec. 2.?Before ho left for Washington last night, Thomas , Riggs, Jr., of the Alaska railroad com. 8j mission, said: ?? "One of the first questions which the J' commission will deoided, Is whether to k build the Alaska railroad by private contract or under governmental direc o tion." Riggs said he thought construe t- tion work would bo commenced bv April. ?- LAMAR CONFIDENT OF 0 ACQUITTAL OF CHARGE NEW YORK, Doc. 2.?On trial foi e Iinpeijjonatinr: a Congressman, Col t- Lamar today allowed tho case to go t< * tho Jury without offering a defense. LINE OF ME JS PARIS, Dec. 2.?German ar tillery is hammering the allied front between Atfras and Ypres with tremendous violence today. A dispatch from Berlin, re ceived here via Amsterdam, says the war office claims the cap ture of a strong French position in the Argonne forest, by Em peror William's own regiment. PARIS, Dec. 2.?The city of Armen tlercs. around which raged tome of the severest fighting of the war, Is said to day to be In a serious plight. The Ger mans have been shelling tho city for the past three weeks, and Its capture is Imminent. Armentleres Is described by one correspondent as being "torn to pieces by shot and shell." BERLIN, Desc. 2.?Though tempor arily halted In their Campaign to gain the French coast by floods caused by cutting of tlie dykos of the Ysor cal ley, tho Germans aro mooting this emergency as they have mot others, with forcos provided for such an oc casion. Bodies of engineers, number ing .7,000 havo been taken to tho Dlx mude front during thV past week and arc closing gaps in the dykes and con structing pontton bridges on which infantry can cross inundated country. A German Exploit. Brief details of a heroic exploit by a company of German cavalry havo boon received. They swam thoir hor ses a tulle through icy water at night and took by surprise a body of Eng lish guarding a position near Dix mude. The British soldiers fought desperately but wore finally driven out, and the Germans have "dug them selves in" at that point and are hold ing it ngainst every attack. While floods are Interfering with op- j orations along tho front from the coast j to Ypres, the Germans are strength-; onlng their positions from Ypres to; Arras and farther south. West of St. Quontln and Royo thoy havo gain ed ground, It is announced, by con iiminlly hammering the Allies' lines. This has bent at several points, but no smashing attack on any ono po sition has been made, as tho piercing of tho nemy's front in this region would havo no importance, while tho French and British maintain their positions on tho Ypres-Armontiorcs front. Big Guns in Battle. Large guns Just turned out and fully tested at tho Krupp works have been transported to the neighbor hood of Arras via Alxla-Chappolle and Liege. A now list of casualties shows that Gen. Von Brisson, commander of an infantry division, was killed in Po^ land Nov. 12, whilo Gen. Von Win terfcldt, governor of Metz, diod-at Wiesbaden Tuesday aftor a short Illness brought on by exposure in Franco. LONDON, Dec. 2. ?Tolographing from Copenhagen, the Daily Mall cor respondent says: "Realizing Great Britain's prepon deranco of dread naughts, work at the Gorman dockyards is being concontrat i "From all appearances, the Germar ? theory Is that the British fleet can b< beaten only by launching against it i huge submarine and air attack." . BRYAN TELLS SCHWAB OF NEUTRALITY VIEWf ?.j,?. WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.?Charles M Schwab, president of the Bethlehcn Steel Co., was today closoted wit! It was said Secretary Bryan gavi . Princeton, Dec. 2. ? George B. Mc Clcltan, a professor of economic his tory In Princeton University, follow ing hie return yesterday from Europe, said: "Sooner or lator the United States will have to abandon tho Monroe Doc trine, or fight the winner of the pros ent war In Europe to maintain that doctrine." 4 *:* * * *:? ?> ? 4 4 ?:? * 4 4 4 ?> ?$? *?* 4? CROWNED HEADS ARE 4 * WITH THEIR TROOPS ? 4 * * LONDON, Dec. 2. ? King 4 4 George, Czar Nicholas and Bra- 4 4 poror William aro at tho front, 4 omphacizing tho Importance of 4 4 the situation on both east and 4 4 Tho Kaiser Is Bald to bo at 4 4 Insterburg, East Prussia. 4 4 Tho Czar Is at tho scene of 4 4 tho conflict in Russian Poland 4 4 and tho King has gono to the 4 4 Western battlcfleldB, to bo with 4 4 tho British troops. 4 44 4 4 4 44 4 4 4 4 4?44 v SERVIAN ARMY IS SORELY PRESSED LONDON, Dec. 2.?Today's dispatch es from tho front indicato a desperate situation in Servia. Tho Servian army has been beaton to earth during thq past two weeks, Belgrade has been evacuated and Russia has been unable to sond a force of troops to tho aid of tho remnant of th?_Servlan array, Tho Austrian ofllclal report, Issued at Vienna, reports tho capture of 19. 000 ScrvIanB, and an uninterrupted forward movement toward Nlsh. FOR NEUTRAL ZONE. WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.?Proposals for creating a uoutral zono In tho wa ters of the Western Hemisphere and for conserving the rights of ncautrals, will be laid by the United States gov-j ernment before tho Pan-Amcrlcan Union, it has boon announced. TURKS HOLD AMERICAN l.ONDON, Dec. 2.?According to ad vices from Beirut, Syria, tho Turkish government demanded $20,000 for the release or Dr. Bllso, an American col lcgo professor. ANTI-GERMAN RIOTS SANTIAGO, Chile. Dec. 2 ? Antl Gorman,riots broke out at Valparaiso la3t night and troops were called out to suppress tho disturbances. A crowd of several hundred persons stoned tho German consulate and be fore order was restored sovcral per sons wco wounded by tho troops. AVIATOR KILLED IN "LOOPING THE LOOP" LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2.?Thomas J. Hill, an aviator, was killed near Long Beach today, while essaying a "loop tho loop" Btunt In tho air. His body was badly crushed. AMERICAN PLANT GETS BIG ORDER OF KNIVES NEWBURGH, Doc. 2.?Tho Waldcti Knife Factory, one of the greatesl cutlory plants in tho world, announced today It had received a largo ordei from tho British government, for tht manufacture of pocket knives for Eng : llah soldlora and nallorB. The plant will work with an In creased forco and will bo many monthi - filling the order. ? SOLDIERS SPLIT UP i LEVIES ON BELGIUM BERLIN, Dec. 2.?The Vosslschi i Zlctung prints tho statcinont that i 5 part of tho fines levied by German; t on Belgium have boen <li8tributci among tho Germun soldiers, each mai rocolvirig about one dollar. J ON THE "ALAMEDA." SEATTLE, Dec. 2.?The steamer A . ameda sailed for tho North last nigh l with tho following passengers for Ji W. G. Hnmmol!, Mrs. L. Wilson, Mri , H. A. Pinger, R. J. Cragg, A. E. Pact ? Fonck, J. A. Moore, H. Vandcrlocf f and wife, Tom Lane, Charlca Krame: ' McH'ugh and wife. TROOPS FROM EAST \' GOME BY RAILROAD LONDON, Dec. 2.?A dispatch from Rotterdam states that tho Germans c have shut off the railway service in i Belgium and aro also closing direct j communication between Holland and i Gormany. These developments mean that the ( transfer of troops on a largo scale ? ?? is under way from tho Russian fron- i tier to Flanders for a renown! with j i Increased energy of the fight to cap-' turo Calais. BANKERS TAKE REST AS TIMES IMPROVE NEW YORK, Dec. 2.?The improve ment in the financial situation has permitted J. P. Morgan and Jacob Schiff to head the list of New York bankers who aro to take a much need ed vacation. Both are going south. PRESIDENTS MESSAGE WILL BE BRIEF NOTE WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.?Tho Presi i dent started work Monday on his an nual message or address to Congress. I It was said that tho document will . bo less than 3,000 words long. * * * - ITALIAN SCRIBES ASKED TO MAKE TOUR i DRESDEN, Dec. 2.?Germany has In vltod a party of Italian journalists to make a month's excursion to Germany at the exopense of tho latter, Tho I excursion will Include visits to the battlofields, Zeppelins and other trips a of sightseeing. 1 T ROUMANIA TO BUY i - 4 1 PITTSBURGH, Dec. 2.?Represen tatives from Roumania will visit dip j United States early in December to purchaso approximately $12,000,000 of '? war supplies in this country, it is re t ported here. i- ? ? IRISH ACCUSED LONDON, Dec. 2.?-A British peer L clnims that an enormous amount of it Gorman money has been going into r. Ireland and that mines on the Irish h coast were laid by Gorman agents op orating from Irish fishing vessels. 'BREAKERS AHEAD" FOR KING GEORGE ?A BOSTON, Dec. 2?That King George >f England must beware of evil days text March Is- tho prediction of Cath irino H. Thompson, a well known Bos ;on nstrologist. Miss Thompson bases hor prediction >n the fact that Jupiter enters Places, i watery, unstable sign, next March, iind afflicts the King's radical sun, and sickness and trouble should in crease, rather than diminish. While Jupiter was passing through Aquarius this year, sho says, trouble for the King was allayed. Something extraordinary .will happen, sho pre dicts, such as tho siege of London, the fall of Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral or Buckingham Pal aco. NEW EMDEN WILL WEAR IRON CROSS ? ?;<? BERLIN. Dec. 2.?The Kaiser has issued orders for the on Auction of a now and stronger Emdca, ba'rhose bow an Iron cross will be atftxed to commemorate the glory of tho old Eindcn. GERMANY BUILDING SHIPS AT HAMBURG NEW YORK, Dec. 2.?An Amster dam special says that while tho- port of Hamburg is now deserted except for an occasional sailing of tho Ham burg American lino to Scandinavia, tho shipyards of Hamburg are filled, with fovcrlsh activity and construction work Is being rushed with all possi ble speed on a number of cruisers and battleships. CITY IS TAXE D LONDON, Dec. Whdif the Rus sians occupied Czernowitz on Sept. 2, In the province of Bukowina, they imposed upon tho city a fine of 600, 000 roubles and announced its annex ation to Russia, it has just bcon learn ed recently. NEW RIFLE INVENTED NEW YORK. pcc. 2.?A local Ro chester man has invented a rlflo flr |ffig 200 shots a minute. It would in cretiso a soldier's fighting efficiency 20 to 30 times and weighs but half a pound more than tho present rifle. TENSION IN RUSSIA HIGH AS COLOSSAL ARMIES AT GRIPS LONDON, Dec. 2.?Wiring this morning from Petrograd, the correspondent of The Times says : "No definite Success has yet been made by either of the gi gantic armies facing each other in Poland. The Germans- are making frantic efforts to reinforce their troops, and the belief exists throughout Russia, that fresh troops can come to aid them, only by withdrawing them from the Western frontier. GERMAN POSITION STRONG. "Despite the awful climatic conditions, the Germans are holding strong positions on the front stretching from Lodz to Lowicz, against superrior numbers. It is the plan of the Ger man leaders, Russian officers say, to hold their entrenchments until help can reach them. Advices which have reached Pe trograd say the last of the German reserves already are in the field. RUSSIANS UNDERRATED JOB? "In Petrograd there is a disposition to underrate the magni tude of the task which still is before the Russians. The situation is one of extraordinary precedence and importance. Nothing like it, in respect to interest, and danger, has ever before presented itself and all indications point to a maintenance and even an in crease, of the present high tensioil throughout the land of the Russians. SOLDIERS SUFFER KEENLY. "The condition of German prisoners captured at Lodz re sembles that of the French troops during Napoleon's retreat from Moscow. Many of the soldiers have frozen hands and feet. The freezing troops 'have''wrapped their usless limbs in. blankets and. shawls taken from peasants." CLAIM MANY PRISONERS. A dispatch from Berlin'says the war office claims to have., taken 80,000 Russian risoners in the fighting between November i 11 and December 1, in the East. GERMANS GIVEN CREDIT, The conviction is growing in London that the German gener al Mackenzen has done at Lodz what Bazaine, in the Franco Prussian war of 1870 failed to do?he has saved his army after it was encircled by the enemy.