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VOL. V., NO. 635. ' . ~ JUNEA^ALASICA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 19k' . ~" PRICE TEN CENTS.
P. C. KNOX flGHTS TO TREE THAW WASHINGTON. Dec. 4.?Philander C. Knox, of Valley Forge. Penn.. for gaged as counsel by Harry Kendall Yesterday Mr. Knox appeared be fore the supreme court of the United States, and filed a brief in opposiv.on to the prayer of New York State oiu clals. for the extradition of Thaw from New Hampshire to Mattewean asyl um. from where Thaw made a thrill ing escape in a fast automobile a year Mr. Knox contends that since Thaw Is regarded "criminally insane, he hu3 no status as a sane person, and. con sequently, the laws of extradition do not operate In his case. He told news papermen that as long as Thaw re mained in New Hampshire, as "a fu gitive." no law of New York could take him back to that State. It is understood Mr. Knox was guaranteed a fee of $50,000 for the first year, for looking after Thaws renewed fight for his liberty. CHIS-YNA CALLED 0. K. B\* RETURNED MINERS BHiv Williams and Charley Fogel berg got In from Chlsana recently via Coffee. Williams, old-time 1 ukon musher and miner, say*, according to The Dawson Daily News: "We were nine days coming down with horses. All work had shut down for the season when we left but that of Hamshaw. on No. 4, Bonanza, anu McKay and McLennan, on No. 11. Output $250,000 "The output of the camp for the season will range from $200,000 to $250,000 Hamshaw will have t.urty men working this winter, and there probably will bo 150 to 200 men in the camp. It is expected the benches w ill be prospected thoroughly. The pay on No. 1 Skookum ran as high as ?a:> a pan. and out of nine pans the low est was $43. Pay Four Feet Wide. wide, while in places it was sixteen feet wide. The paystreak seemed to run straight back along the gulch. Some think it will turn south into the l"i expect to be here until the river freezes, and to then go back to Chis ana. 1 beliove the roadhouses a.ong the Dawson-Chisana trail by way o. White River will bo open at most ol the places. I know they are planning to keep open at the Boundary. Snag, Horse felt. Mouth-O-Whlte. and even even not open, the cabins wl?l he t...rc affording good shelter." SCHIFF g^g GERMANY YYI> Jacob H. Schiff. Interviewed by tht New York Times, says that Aroerici should and might exercise a powertu influence toward tho ending of tin great European war and the creatioi S a permanent peace. Wkilc sym pathlzing with Germany. Mr. Schif sees peril in an unqualiSed Gcrroai victorv quite as clearly as he sees ?h< iSwL ot a world disaster In con nleto triumph for the allies. The chief significance of England complete victor} would be. he says "that every nation in the '*orld >?0 J have to do the British bidding, fo should any one refuse, she could eon pletely destroy its commerce and shu off its overseas supplies. "In the role of a world conquero Germany would become a world dicu tor?would indulge la a domlnatio which would be almost unbearable t evety other nation. Particularly wou! this be the case in respect to be relations with the United States. I other words. I wish Germany to b victorious, but I do not wish her to b "What the United States should d< sire and does desire is an understam !ng between those nations of Just wha they are fighting for and a confcrenc between them now. a pause to thin which at least may help toward stimi latins each side to make concession before the ultimate of damages ha been done." 200 Ermine skins; ace W. H. Case. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?26. Minimum?15. TENAKEE MAN MAY BE SEATTLE VICTIM SEATTLE. Dec. 4.?H. T. Alts, aged 27..owner of a restaurant at Tenakeo Hot Springs, near Juneau, Alaska, my steriously disappeared yesterday from the Wingfleld hotel, where he was staying, after he had told friends that I he had several hundred dollars in his possession, which he carried in a wal Fears for Airs' safety today were ex pressed to the police, by friends of the missing man, and the authorities have been asked to institute a rigid search QUIET IN CAPITAL; ?j GUAYMAS IS TAKEN? WASHINGTON'. Deo. 4.?Official dis patches today confirm the previous re ports of the arrival of Villa and Pres ident Gutierrez in Moxico City, and that General Zapata's troops are main taining order In tho Mexican capital. Newspaper dispatches from El Paso report the capture of Guaymas. a Western Mexico seaport, by Carran SEATTLE FUR PRICES VERY MUCH LOWER The Seattle Fur Sales Agency have held their first fur sale since war was declared In Europe, and this is said to have been the first sale of furs to be hold since that time. Complaint is made of the short demand at the prevailing prices, but should it grow colder it is expected that tbore will be some improvement according to the circular letter recently issued by the agency to Juneau dealers. Tho next saie will bo held on the 15th of the month. Prices quoted are as follows: Mink, (interior). $2 to 2.50; mink, (coast), $1 to 1.50; Lynx, 53 to 55; Marten, pale, (interior), 53.50 to 54; marten, dark, 510 to 515; land otter 56 to 57; coast. 55 to 56; fisher, 56 to 58; for, red. (interior). 55 to 56; (coast and island, 53.50 to 54.50; cross. 56 to ' 510; white. 56 to 57: blue, 525 to 560; sliver, one-half of last year's piiccs; muslyat, .08c to .10c; ermine, .50c to .60c; bear, black. 54 to 56; brown, 54 to 56; grizzly, $6 to 512; polar (low er),; skunk, .60c to .75c.; racoon, .50c I to 75c; coyotes, 51; to 1.50; civets, .15c to .30c; wolf. grey, timber, 54 to 58: black, 54 to $6: wolverine, pale, 54 to 56; dark. U to 57; British Col umbia beaver, 5-' to 54. COL. ROOSEVELT PRIVATE "OF THE PRIVATE SORT" ?4-? After an extended study of the elec , tioa figures. Col. Roosevelt announced at the national hcadqunrters of the Progressive party that ho was a pri vate citizen. Tho Colonel made the , statement as emphatic as he could, in 1 response to a request that he com ; rnent on the elections in this and oth ^ er states in their bearing on the fu , tare of the Progressive party and his 31 own political future. ; "I am a private citizen of the pri< vate sort, and I haven't a thing tc r say about anything," was the way the i Colonel put it. . The statement was made after Bull ^ Moose leaders had held another post mortem, based on the election results s In the conference were George W Perkins, Executive chairman; Fred j erick M. Davenport, defeated candl r date; Albert J. Beveridge, of Indiana j Chaunccy J. Handlin, and Congress t; 'nun I- C. Cropley of Illinois, who helc the proxy of Jane Addams. After Jan r j 1. In the interest of retrenchment, lesi t' pretentious headquarters may be thox 0| Ex-president William Howard Taf j | was in the Grand Central Tormina r en route for Chicago to deliver throi n lectures. A reporter handod him aj t, afternoon paper which contained Col e 1 Roosevelt's announcement, "I'm a prl vato citizen of the privatest sort." j. Ex-President Taft laughed so loud j. ly that he caused a crowd to collect lt "I can't beat that." he said, as fll e walked away. k ? ? . NEGOTIATIONS TO END; STRIKE BROKEN OF! <LE\ ELAND, O., Doc. 4.?After at guing for the past two days, the mod U lators selected from the strikers am ? operators, in the Bellefontalno coa wmo, adjourned yesterday withou reaching a decision. Fifteen thous and miners have been on strlko \'o the past "five months. SB ARMY IS BERLIN, Dec. 4.?It was announced today by the war office that since the beginning of the war, tho casualties of the Servian army have been 105, 000 men. This does not Include 19,000 prisoners taken this week by Austrian forces. Berlin today celebrated tho fall of Servia, which Is wldoly reported by the Viennese press, and at Rome. Tho Germans believe that since Servia has boon whippod, tho transportation of three million of Turkish troops Servia will bo facilitated, and that, I pushed forward to ultimate victory of j the Hohcnzollorn forces. 4* ?t* 4* 4* 4* . *i* 4* *?+ *?' 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 41 * SELL TEDDY'S HOME ? i ? i ? NEW YORK, Dec. 4.?Thoo- * + dorc Roosevelt's birthplace at ? + East Twentioth Street, is to * ? be sold by tho sheriff at auction * + in foreclosure proceedings. The + * Rough Riders' Realty Company + ? has failed to meet payments ? ? on tho mortgage. * ?> 4 PRINCIPAL IN LYNCHING CASE RECEIVES PARDON SEATTLE. Nov. 30.-?A~ special to the Times from Salc-m' Oregon reads "Governor West yesterday pardoned Joseph H. CasBidy, a former deputy sheriff of Gr>.nt county, who was serving a life sentence in the ponlten tiarly for complicity in lynching of Oliver Snyder five years ago. "Snyder was under arrest for the alleged murder of Arthur Green. Cos sidy was taking to to Jail. It was charged that he conspired beforehand Green, brother of tho slain man; Bon, Hinton and Emmett and Earl* Shields, who hanged Snyder to a tree. "When tried on charges of murder all five were convicted and sentenced to prison for life. Hinton, Green,, and the Shields brothers were par doned in 1913." RORABAUGH WINS VALDEZ SKATE RACE ?+??. VALDEZ. Nov. 25.?Tho race at tho roller skating rink last night between Ray Rorabaugh and the Leopold team, consisting of Iko Beal, Chris Morten son and Captain Morris, was won by Rorabaugh by two and a half laps. The result of the raco was a foregono conclusion by the time ten laps had been run and It was only a mattor of bow many laps Rorabaugh wished to make on the others, as ho was trav eling easy all the way. Captain Mor ris made tho best showing of tho Leopold team, tho balanco of tho team ' going about the 3ame pace. 1 The boys' race or 12 laps between ' Albert Heckio and Charlie Johnson was good and was won by tho former : by half a lap. The music by tho Reinko orchestra ? was excellent and it was interesting to ? watch some of the skaters two-stop " ping around the hall whilo the band " was playing. ? MAN WITH "SOUSE ON" FALLS; BREAKS LEG ? KETCHIKAN, Nov. 23.?While In 1 toxlcated Sunday morning, Dan Mc Donald fell near the bridge on Stcd 1 man street and broke both bones In 1 his left leg nbovo tho ankle and is ? now in tho hospital. 1 His accident led to a report which 1- was given considerable circulation ? around town to tho effect that ho had been held up and robbed, and tho frac ?? ture of his leg sustained during tho ?? scuffle. McDonald states that when s ho fell and broko his leg he called for help. Two Mexicans came along, and helped him up, and ho said , ho thought that come dollars he thought r ho had in his pocket disappeared at the time. He acknowledges however, mas nlgbt. "Tell it to overbody." ??? ? V * ?% v + * v * ?> * * v 4 V * 4 ? WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.?In v ?> an address to the. Maritime Ex- <? ? change yesterday, Secretary of 4* ? Conimorce W. S. Redfleld said ? the lack of funds with which * ?> to carry on drag wire Burvoys ? ? In Alasltan waters was rospon- * ? siblc, largely, for the loss of + ? lives on passenger; steamship,? ? + every year. An Empire spoclal from Seattle yes terday, which toh! of the efforts of Captain Pratt, of the coast and geo detlo survey, to have additional aids was tho object o? considerable prniae Pratt's Novel Idea. Tho "special" declared Captain Pratt had forwarded to Washington a map aska as compared with tho Unitod States. Tho geodetic ofllcor took a map of tho United States and inset Southeastern strip extends into Geor gia, the farthest of the Aleutian Isl ands rests in Central California, and the main land parallels tho Dakotas, Minnesota, Wisconsin,, Kansas and Missouri. Seattle T? Help. Tho trustees of the Seattle Cham ber of Coinracrco. also nro at work to help Alaska to get lighthouses and "To leave a conimorco of tho mag nitude done with that territory, and one steadily growing, unprotected by the usual uids to navigation. 3uch as tho proper surveying, charting and lighting of those waters, is to Invite disaster to shipping and loss of life to thoso who nro engaged in carrying on this commerce. "Our neighbors have set us.an exam ple in providing for the safety of life and property engaged in shipping along tho British Columbia coast, which is a standing reproach to our remlss Our Unllghtcd Coast. "A traveler on his way to Alaska has uo difficulty in telling when he passes tho boundary line between Brit ish Columbia and Alaska because of reassuring presenco whereovor nocd WOMAN INVOLVED IN MANN ACT CHARGES! ?>? SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 1. ? Mrs. Kathorlno Hubbard, of Tacoma, wife of a wealthy Northwestern lumberman, and Alfred Archibald Sovin, a boxing instructor of Vancouver, B. Ci, were arrested at a local hotel at an early .hour this morning, and placed in the bush street police station, to answer It is said Mrs. Hubbard accompanied Sevin hero from the north ton days JOHN D. LOSES BOAT NEW YORK. Dec. 4.?Tho Stand ard Oil Company has lost its claim in a Bermuda Prizo Court for the resti tution of the German oil ship Loda, captured and brought to Bermuda on August 8 by tho British cruiser Suf folk. It now will be sold by the British government. RATE CASES TABLED ST. LOUIS. Dee. 1. ? A Washing ton dispatch says tho application of the railroads east of the Mississippi river for a further increase in freight the Interstato Commerce Commission would not bo passed upon before the holidays. FAIRBANKSANS WED y their home at Hot Springs, whoro th< ? groom is operating.?(Fairbanks New; "Browned LONDON, Dec. 4. ? Two hundred Germane wero drowned .or .shot .to death while trying to crosc tho flood waters of the Yser Canal by means of rafto drawn by motor boats, according to tho correspondent of tho Dally News. Berlin's ofllclal statomcnt this morn ing said tho French troops In Fland ors aro repeatedly attacking tho Gor man line, but that tho attacks had been repulsed. Tho French statement claims their army has occuplod LeBmenlle, In the Vosgos, and has captured Tcto d'Faux, south of Bonhommb, giving tho allies control of tho Alsatian frontier. A now German attack Is being launched on the fortress of Bolfort. .;. ?* ? ? KAISER IN BERLIN. * ? BERLINS Den. 4.?A bulletin ?> 4* was pasted by the war ofllco * this afternoon announcing tho * 4- return of the Kaiser, from Po- * ? land, "for an lndoflntte otay." * ? Tho Kalsor's castlo has boon * ? put In order, and it 1b Indicated * f ho will watch tho situation from ? ? Berlin, for scvornl weeks, at ? ? ?> ?:< 4- * * ? ? v STEEL CASKS FOR PONTOONS ORDERED NEW YORK, Doc. 4.?An agent of the Russian government today placed an order here for fifty thousand 55 gallon air-tight stool tanks, which will bo used In tho construction of pontoon brldgOB in tho war zone, according to a statement issued by a manufactur JOHNSON IS OUTLAW. ST. LOUIS, Doc. 4.?Walter John son, star hurler of the Washington Na tionals. yesterday signed a contract to pitch for Joe Tinker's Chicago Feder al league team for tho next two sea Johnson will rocoivo $17,500 a sea son. Ho was given a bonus of $6,000 for signing tho contract. Tho Rube, Also. NEW YORK, Dec. 4. ? Rubo Mar quard, the "$10,00 beauty" of the New York Giants, today signed a contract to pitch next season for tho Brooklyn Federal League team. With Johnson, Marquard and Planli gono to tho Feds, tho foud between the Outlaws and organized baseball has been renowed and President Ban John son, of tho American league, has call cd a meeting of directors of tho league. TAFT URGES ECONOMY. DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 4.?In an ad dress horo last night Former Prcsl dent W. II. Taft urged greater econo my in tho administration of tho af fairs of the Fcdorai government G. T. P. REBUILDING IT8 WHARF IN SEATTLE SEATTLE, Doc. 4?Tho Gran< Trunk Railway Company ic rocon structlng its wharf in Soattlo. Th< wharf was destroyed by fixe oovcra weeks ago. GRANBY DINING HALL DESTROYED BY pi RE PRINCE RUPERT, B. C., Nov. 10. Tbe dining hall at Anyox, locate* about midway betweon the smoltc and tho main part of the town, wa burned.on Sunday last. Thoro wor also destroyod several sleeping apar ? 1 Humboldt nails tonight for Southeas t will be Mr. and Mrs. Henry Olsoi M. 3 George McCaughne and Judge Job s Goodcll for Juneau, and J. Olson ft NOTABLES GATHER ON BATTLEfRONT LONDON, Dec. 4. ? "Such enthus iasm has been aroused among the al lied troops' by the visit to the battle front of King George of England," wires the correspondent of The Mall, "that the King's stay in France may bo extended considerably. "Wednesday there was a meeting of King Albert of Belgium, King George, President M. Raymond Poincarc of France, Generals Joffrc, Kitchener and French and the famouB mayor of Hazenbrouck, Abbo Lcmalre, on the battlefield." According to a dispatch from a Times correspondent, the Prince of Wales has realized his deepest wish, In being mustered Into active service with the British army under General Sir John French. KARLSHRUE AGAIN NEW YORK, Dec. 4.?A report that tho Gorman cruiser Karlshrue has left South Amorlcan waters, and !? cruising near the ntcamship lane In tho North Atlantic ocean, on a hunt for ships flying the flags of the allies, wub brought horo today by ofllcers of tho steamship Zacapa, which ar rived from Jamaica. Tho Zacapa reports having seen tho Karlshrue off tho Florida coast. Tho story is not given credence here, owing to tho knowledge that a dozen of English warships are cruis ing the waters in which tho Karlshrue is said to have been sighted. A SAXON LOAN AMSTERDAM, Dec. I;?A Dresden dispatch states that thu Saxon gov ernment will ask for a state loan of $50,000,000 to relieve the distress In Saxony caused by tho war. WOOLENS FOR MEN OF ALLIES ORDERED NEW YORK, Doc. 4.?Representa tives of the French government have let a contract in New York for 1,350, 000 woolen sweaters, 1,600,000 pairs of woolen gloves, 600,000 woolen stom ach bands, and 500,000 pairs of wool en Bocks. Tho work will be distribut ed among a number of woolon mills. UNCLE SAM BUILDS A DIRIGIBLE BALOON AKRON. O., Doc. 4.?A dirlgiblo airship, equipped with machine guns, wireless telegraph apparatus, armor-! cd cages, and sensitive air instru ments, is heing constructed hero for tho United States government. If tho balloon proves satisfactory, at its completion, the government ox H; poets to place an order for six larger oncB with complete war equipment I FIVE HOUR DIFFERENCE 1 IN TIME DETERMINED NEW YORK, Dec. 4.?Tests to de termine by radio telegraphy the dif ference in tlmo botwecn Washington and Paris have been concluded. Tho diffcrenco in longitude Is declared to . bo 5 hours 17 minutes 36.658 seconds. . This is the first tlmo that differences . of time and longltudo have been dc . tcrnilncd by the use of wireless. Tho signals wore transmitted 175,000 miles a second. Tho distance on a great clrclo between the two points 1b over : 3,000 miles. I SALEM RELIEF FUND ONLY FOR CHARITY 1 WASHINGTON, Doc. 4.?The Con troller of the Treasury has ruled that tho Salem, Mass., relief fund of $200, 000. given by the government, must bo l used for charity and no part may bo applied to the rehabilitation of the 1 r OUR WAR NEEDS q WASHINGTON. Dec. 4.?MaJ-Gcn, c THE FRENCH LOSSES BOSTON, Dec. 4.?A Paris cabh p ginning of tho war the French cas t- unities have exceeded 375,000 killed ?s wounded, captured and oh the slog n WOMAN WANTS WORK?By da; >r or week; address Box 333 Juneau, oi phone 281. 12-4-3L GERMANS CUTCENTER LONDON, Dec. 4.?Petrograd advices this afternoon say an otHer great battle is developing southeast of Lodz, where the Germans are attempting to pierce the Russian center. A correspondent wires the Pall Mall Gazette that included among the German prisoners ta ken by the Russians in the cap ture of Wicliczka, one of the out er ring of forts surrounding Cracow, were forty women, dressed in the uniform of Ger man infantrymen. The Russians also have cap tured Bartfelt, where eight offi cers and 1200 men surrendered to Cossacks. No change is reported at noon today in the situation at the Austrian fortress of Przemysl, where the Russians are hammer ing away at the fortifications, day and night. The Vienna bul letins say the Russians were dri ven back. PORTUGUESE TROOPS TO ENGAGE GERMANS LISBON, Dec. At a Bpecial con vocation of the law-making body of Portugal yesterday, the primo mlnL filer announced that four Portuguese expeditions were at Angola. In Portu gal's South African possesions, which are reported to havo boon Invaded by German troops. "PEACE MOVEMENT" PAPER PASSES CENSOR ?? AMSTERDAM, Dec. 4.?'Unofficial suggestions to Holland qfcwspapcrs havo raised the cuestlon as to wheth er Germany wants peace. "The Welfare Union," of Berlin has mado a direct appeal to influential Dutch newspapers by printed circular, ' expressing the wish that all noutral countries and lovers of peace work together and preparo the way for me diation overtures to bo mado by some neutral power, perhaps the United States. That the circular passed the rigid German censorship is taken as evi dence that the movement Is at least not displeasing to the German gov ernment authorities. GERMAN IDLE ARE FULLY TWO MILLION LONDON, Dec! 4.?An Amsterdam special says that the number of un employed in Germany, without count ing those who havo joined tho colors, i3 fully 2,000,000. Tho German losses In Prussia arc estimated at $76,000,000. There Is no moratorium In Germany, and tho re sult Is smallor shopk- rv are com pletely ruined, already, cm wing to wholsesale collapso of local banks and the closing down of 80 por cent, of provincial branches of all largo credit banks. PEACE PLACARDS TORN DOWN IN GERMANY LONDON, Dec. 4.?The Copenhagen correspondent of tho Dally Mall to day hears from Berlin that placards are posted nightly In the suberbs of i Berlin, demanding peace and contain ing threats. The police tear the posters down, but thoy always appear tho next night, and It seems that the authorities do , not seem anxious to catch the offond - era, for fear of drawing further ut , tention to tho peace agitations. ? ? ? ALIEN BUSINESSMEN TO PAY THE FIDDLER LONDON, Dec. 4.?A bill has boon j introduced In the British House of Commons requiring everybody hold ing property In trust such as dividend, , profit., etc.. belonging to enemies of : tho empire In Germany, Austria, and Turkey, to pay these profits to a pub lic trustee. 7 r Tho Empire has more readers than any othor Alaska paper.