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TORTURED I AMERICANS EL PASO. Dec. 5.? Tho mutilated bodies of Carl Eck. WlUIam 3ishop and TV illiaia Spencer. American cow boys. who were killed at Chocolate Pas? a month ago by Mexican flllbus tors, who dragged thorn at the end or ropes attached to running homos, were brought here today for interment, A news special f^ozn Naco. Arizona, says that Governor Hunt has made; another telegraphic appeal to the State Department at Washington, for1 the protcctnon of people on the Ari zona border, from the Are of Mexican artillerists who are besieging Naco. Sonora. just across tho line. In Mexi co. SALUTE FIRED AS RELIEF SHIP SAILS SAX FRANCISCO. Dec. 5. ? Cali-j fornia's first ship of raorcy sailed this morning, when the steamer Cazno. car rying six thousand tons of food for the Belgian war refugees, steamed out of the Colden Gate, while whistles on oth er craft In the harbor screeched and big guns at the Presidio fired a salute. A pilot-boat, bearing Mayor James Rolph. President Charles C. Moore, otl tho Exposition and United States Sen-1 ator-eiect James D. Phelan, accompan ied the Cazno as far as Point Bonita. Tho Cazna will go through the Pa nama canal. Her port or destination Is Rotterdam. TO RESUME SALE OF TRAVELERS CHECKS NEW 10RK, Dec. 5.?The Ameri can Express company announces that It has intsructed its agents to resume ait onco tho sale of American Express j traveler's checks for European use. DROP COTTON POOL, NEW YORK. Dec. 5.?The New York Tribune says that bankers here and ;n W ashingtin have suggested to Secretary McAdoo that he drop the $155,000,000 cotton pool because of the opening of the Federal reserve banks and the reopening of the New York and New Orleans cotton exchanges' makes it suporflous. CHICAGO BULLETS ARE USED IN OLD WORLD CHICAGO, Dec. 5.?Orders for $4, vdO.OOO worth of bullets for Europe have been received by the Western Cartridge company, and its plant is now working night and day. TRUCK SALES HUGE NEW T ORK. Dec. 5.?Motor trucks already have been purchased in this country for tho uso of tho nations now at war in Europe to tho value of more ' than $9,000,000, it is announced. REDFIELD OPTIMISTIC WASHINGTON, Dec. 5.?Secretary of Commerco Redfield, In his letter to the Chamber of Commerce of the United States says: "Let the worst be said of and admitted that can be said regarding existing business con ditions and difficulties in America, our condition still remains not only rela tively bright, but rapidly is improv ing and in many respects both pros perous and promising," MORE WAR ORDERS W'OLLASTON, Mass., Dec. 5.?Tho Tubular Rivet Factory today received an order from one of the belligerent nations for 150.000.000 brass rivets and 29 machines to rivet saddles. ON THE HUMBOLDT. SEATTLE. Dec. 5. ? Tho steamer Humboldt sailed for the North last night with the following named Ju neau passengers: Henry Olson ami wife, Clara Olson, Mrs. F. S. Bent, J. Goodell. Mrs. M. T. Cargiil, George MacChanoy. For Douglas?John Olson, M. And er-'en. c. R. Wilson and two steerage. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?34. Minimum?23. Clear. GARDNER'S MOVE TO HITSNAG WASHINGTON, Dec. 5.?Represen tatives John J. Fitzgerald of Nov.' York and Swagar Sherloy of Ken tucky yesterday told President Wood row Wilson that they intended lead In,'? the opposition to the resolution in troduced at the last sosslon by Con gressman Augustus P. Gardner, of Massachusetts, for an investigation by a commission, of tho preparodnoss of tho United States, in the event of war. Fltzgorald and Sherley say that tho resolution of Gardner is ill-timed, and is an Infraction of the policy of neu trality in the present war, of the United States government. CAPTAIN AND OFFICERS IN NOWISE TO BLAME WASHINGTON, Dec. 5.?In making public its detailed report of tho wreck of tho United Statos rovenuo cutter Tahoma. in Alaska waters, tho board of Inquiry determined that "not tho slightest blame for the disaster can bo attached to tho commander or to the officers of the cutter." CARRANZA PLANS TO DESTROY RAILROAD WASHRINGTON. Dec. 5.?Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, the British ambassador, Informed tho State Department today that ho had been told in telegrams from Vera Cruz, that Carranza intend ed to destroy the English-owned rail road between Vora Cruz and Mexico City. Tho ambassador filed energetic protest. JUDGE LYONS TO PAY JUNEAU VISIT SOON SEATTLE, Dec. 5.?When tho Ad miral Evans sails tonight for Juneau sho will have the following passen gers for tho capital city: Judge Thom as R. Lyons, Maurice D. Leehey, E. S. Hewett, Mrs. J. Elllgen, C. W. Watts and C. H. Rattray. LEGISLATORS HAVE REAL EXERPIENCE SEATTLE. Dec. 5.?Senator Frank Aldrich and Representatives James Daly and Martin Moran, of the Alaska Legislature, and Andy Anderson, Frank Smith. Tom Connolly and M. Chandler arrived this morning on tho steamship Dora. They had set out for Juneau on the gasoline schooner Sliver Wave, which sailed from Nome, on November 10. Tho Silver Wave dropped her pro peller at Sand Point. Alaska, and the passengers were brought south by the Dora, PROHIBITION IS PROCLAIMED OLYMPIA, Dec. o. ? The Washington prohibition bill was proclaimed a law by Governor Ernest Lister today. ELEMENTS CAUSE WRECK OF CRUISER LONDON, Dec. 5.?The Brit ish cruiser Venus ran ashore dur ing a storm today, striking with full force. The foremast and a portion of the bridge were car ried away by an enormous sea. The warship was making for a port in the South of England when the storm broke. JOSEPH ULLMAN IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN RELEASED Louis Levy, agent for the Oilman Fur company in Alaska, has written P. J. Gilmour of Ketchikan that Jo seph Ullman, head of the firm, who was imprisoned in London on charges of being a German spy, has been re leased. According to the letter received from Levy, "Ullman. at tho end of the two weeks given him to prove Ameri can birth, did so to the satisfaction of tho British officials, and was released, ?after being advised to get out of Eng land as fast as possible." Ullman's compliance with thel warning Is said to have been executed in jig time. AT SEWARD WASHING-TON, Dec. 5.?Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. I^ane yes terday announced he would ask Con j gross for a spoclal appropriation of 55, 000,000, for next year's preliminary construction work on tho Alaska rail road. Fom all appearancos, the construc tion base will bo located at Ship creek, from which tho work will bo carried along Turnagain Arm, up tho Susltna valley. Tho Alaska Northern will like ly bo met by now construction from Kern creek. It Is estimated that five millions of dollar.-, will bo sufficient to buy tho Al aska Northern Rood, and to build an additional 100 miles of track. Secretary Lano and Lieut. W. C. Edes yesterday confirmed the-report;' attributed to them, that tho railroad will be completed between Seward and I tho Matanuska coal fields by next fall, i ? fepNG BOYS ARE VICTIMS AT YSER NEW YORK, Dec. 5.?The Herald's correspondent at Tho Haguo wires as "Neutral traveler^ coming from Ger many statu that panic reigns In Al sace, especially near Muelhaussen. Americans, owing to their use of the English language, are constantly be ing arrested. Throughout western Germany the erstwhile confidence of German success has been replaced by universal despondency. Travels from Gormany all note the sadness prevailing throughout the country* In numerable persons are in mourning and everybody is commontliig on the dreadful German casualties. Tho bat tle on tho Ysor const cost tho lives of 5,000 -Berlin student3 aged ffbm 17 to 20. NONOQENARIAN SHAKES HANDS WITH 20 PRESIDENTS WASHINGTON, Dec. 5.? William E. Chaffee, aged 92, of Washington, today shook hands with President Woodrow Wilson. Chafeo had waited three months for a chance to sec tho president and grasp tils hand. He was bont on' doing so, because ho wanted to shake hands with twenty presidents of the United States before he died. GOLD IS HOARDED LONDON,. Doc.' 5.-?Gold Is being hoarded in England at such a rate as to cause much discussion. "About 5150,000,000" has been received in gold, by England from other countries. In tho last three months. Treasury notes put into circulation amount to $150, 000,000 in addition to 525,000,000 In tho Bank of.England uotqs. Neverthe less, tho increaso l_n gold holdings,of tho Bank of England has amountod to no moro than the gold received from abroad. BULGARIA TEMPTED BY WAR'RING POWERS' SOFIA, Dec. 5.?In a rocont mc8-' sage to members of tho ministerial party, the Bulgarian premier declared both groups of great powers has en deavored to induce Bulgaria to de part from her attitude of neutrality." ? BARGAINS FOR YOU! Did it ever occur to you that thoro are many "bargains" to bo found 4n the columns of The Empire dally; that enterprising merchants daily toll you of their wares through Tho Em necessities, personal necessities, or amusements, In lact anything, look through those columns of your "Em; pire" today and you aro sure to find .what you want. Merchants put their advertisements in the newspapers for your benofit, an well as for their own. there's yours. tual matter. ELKS WILL Elks will gather to nay tribute to their absent brothers. And It Is so In Alaska. In the cities and towns of tho Unit ed States where tho 'Elks lodgos reign an a power In social, fraternal and civic life, tho men of pernio will hold their annual memorial exercises. On trains and boats brief- oxerciaos will bo hold by those members of tbo order who will be unable to attend tho regular services of their homo lodge. Thoro is an Elk motto that uovor falls of exemplification: it is: "Liv ing or dead, an Elk is never forgotten, never forsaken." Tho "lodges of sad ness" that will conyono.tomorrow* bear testimony to the truth of the adage. The Exerclecis Here. Juneau-Lodge No. 420, will hold pub lic oxorci3cs In Elks hall at 8:80 o'clok tomorrow evening. Charles D. Gar field, one of tho earliest members of this lodge, will deliver tho eulogy. John B. Marshall will make the me morial addross. Ritualistic service will be conducted by tho ?bfflcew of lip; lodge, and b>' lib rank and file of the members. The Elks orchestra also will tako part In the program. . A fitting musical program has been arranged by W. E. Nowcll, a lifelong member of tho lodgo. "Sweet and Low," Arnby's beautiful trio, will bo sung by Miss Crystal Snow. Mrs. Hugh P. Crowthor, Mrs. J. W. Woodford, Mrs. H. L. Faulk ner, Mrs. Charles,D. Garfield and Mrs. George M. Simpkins, accompanied by . .Mrs. Crowthor will also sing a solo. "Angel's Serenade," by Braga, ac companied by Miss Margrie, piano, and by Mr. Nov.cll, violin. Harry J. Fisher, Baritone, will sing "Out of tho Deep." by Marks. Clos ing services will be conducted by the lodgo. No. 420'c Officers. The officers of the Elks hero are Georgo F. Forrest, exalted ruler; Dr. \V. E. Mulbollan, esteemed leading knight; Allen Shattuck.'esteemed loy al knight; Robert J. Cragg,'ostecemed lecturing knight; Harry l. Lucas, se cretary: Ray E. \Vllsou. treasurer; W. R. Garster, tiler; J. L. Gray, inner guard; Harley J. Turner, esquire; Claude Erlcson, chaplain and Harry A. Bishop, Guy McNaughton and Angus Mackn'y, trustees. Tho memorial committee consists of Claude Erlcson, chairman, Wallls Georgo aud H. J. Turner, assisted by \V. E. Nowell, of the musical features. Forty in Death List Forty members of the lodge have died in the sixteen years that the lodge has been organized in Juneau. Tho names of tho departed mombcrs aro familiar to most of tin* people who live here. The list Is as follows: Mark Cohen, Matt Laughlin, F. Y. .Shuck, E. Lockwood, John N. Bean, John Matthews, Harry West, A. K. Dolancy, Charles Erickson, Frank A. Cook, J. F. Hamilton. Chas. S. Alli son. Morris C. Orton, John Edward Brooks, W. E. A. Smart, Fred C. Bronson, M. II. Wagcnhcim, F. R. Chancy, Henry C. Pope, Ohliu H. Ad slt, A. P. Swineford, Georgo it. Pen/., John Olds, John Dimond, Fred T. Showard, E, R. Gray, Franz S. Moore, Chas. W. Babbago, William A. (VNolll, H. E." Cascbolt, Anton .T. Amundson. Alfred J. Daley, Alex Nadoafi, J. Vf. Doran, Walter S. Coutnnt, A. B. Rob inson, Harry- Malone, William F. Gil mour, Ztmro S. Moore, Ja3. R. Whip ple. MONEY SERVICE ENDS LISBON. Dec. 5.--Portugal has dis continued lbs postal money service abnormally high rates on money in Portugal. LONDON, Dec. 5.?Gorman postal ADVANCE BYMLIB GENEVA, Dec. 5.?French troopn, fighting In enow two; feet deep, have bogun a goneral .advance movement, all along the line In both Alsace and Lorraine, It was announced thlo morn ing by the war ofHco, In an official The Infantrymen will be eent against tho German Landwehr, the veteran re serve troops, who are holding strong positions. FLOWER OF FRENCH YOUTH CALLED OUT BORDEAUX, Dec. 5.?Nearly 300, 000 youths, ranging In agos from six teen to eighteen years, who normally would begin their army service In Oc tobor, 1915, today wore ordered to pre sent themselves for examination, on or boforo December 20, in a proclamation slgnod by-Presldont Poincarc. ORDERS FOR SLEIGHS PLACED IN INDIANA CHICAGO, Doc. 5. ? Orders have been placed at South Bond, Indiana, by agents of tho Birtlsh and French gov orrimonts for three thousand sleighs, transporting supplier 4 CABINET QUITS. v ? 4 4 LISBON, Deo. 5.?The entire 4 ? cabinet of tho Portuguoso gov- 4 4 oromont reslgnod today In a 4 4 body. ' ? f4 4 4 4 4 44444444 444 TURKS MENACING CAUCASUS FRONT PETROGRAD; Dec. 5.?'While tho war office maintains that tho Russians are successful ovorywboro against tho Germans, tho situation on tho Caucuc ub front, whoro tho Turks havo ap parently been very successful, Is now causing great onxloty. Tho strength of the Ottoman Em* piro forces, military dxports declare, shows that Turkey was preparing for war for many wooko. 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 ?: 4 AUSTRIA, FREE LANCE, 4 4 ASKS FOR PEACE 4 ..... . 4 LONDON, Doc. 5.?Tho Lon- 4 ? donTolegraph's correspondent 4 ? telegraphs from Athens: Dt- 4 4 plomat'c lntclllgonco from Pet- 4 4 ' rograd states that Information 4 4 -has reached -that capital, ac- 4 4 cording to which Austria is 4 4 contemplating asking for terms 4 4 of peace Independently of Gor- ? 4 many.1' 4 4 4 4 4 v 4 4 4 4 4 -V 4 4 4 4 AUSTRIA IS AIDINQ FAMILIE8 OF SOLDIER8 ROME, Dec. 5.?An official state ment from Vienna says that tho gov ornmontal support afforded to famil ies of those who join tho colors has had a strikingly boncficlal effect on More than 80,000 draw $1,400,000 monthly. On October 10, the depos its in the Central Savings Bank of Vienna were $3,400,600 abovo the cor responding day In. 1913. Pawns to tho amount or $320,000 have been ta ken out from official pawn lnatltu ALL1E8 WOULD PREACH GOSPEL TO GERMANS BORDEAUX. Dec. 5. ? The propo sition has been mndo In Paris to re lease upon, the French frontier sever al hundred thousand toy balloons at tached to which would be a statement man peoplo upon tho progress of tho war. RUSSIAN WOUNDED . GO-BACK TO FRONT ' PETROGRAD; 000. ?"&<?It was an nounced officially today- that nearly 85 per conk of the^usslana'. wounded id tho shirty stages ojf fighting havo returned to' front GERMAN THOUSANDS ffl) INTO MAW Of What is termed the bloodiest and most pitiless bat tle of the European war has occurred southwest of Lodz, in Poland, when the Germans attempted to reunite their broken lines. It is claimed that fully ninety per cent, of the Ger man officers were killed and that many German regi ments were reduced to less than a hundred men. For fifteen miles the Germans cut a passage through a cor don of their enemies, using the bayonet, while a rain of shot and shell from Russian batteries cut them down. At a cost of terrible loss of life, the German army of the East has again been saved. Details of the Fighting. A dispatch from Petrograd says: "The most tragic mo ment of the fighting around Lodz occurred yesterday between Tuszen and Brzeziny. Heavy German forces which had pene trated to Tuszin were surrounded, and their "leaders were obliged to fight their, way to Brzeziny, to unite with the main body of troops, or suffer annihilation. "The Russians, essayed counter attack after counter attack to prevent a junction of the German forces. The latter literally hacked their way through great masses of Russian infantrymen, using the bayonet for a distance of fifteen miles, while a mur derous artillery fire from Russian field pieces scattered death among them. Crawled Over Their Dead. "For thirty-six hours the battle raged. The Germans fell in rows, but their comrades pushed forward over the bodies and hurled themlseves against' the enemy. When finally the Ger- . mans reached the line as Brzeziny, near the Szcerczow line, twen ty..miles long, and East of the Warta river, they had left "thous ands of dead and wounded on the field. Their losses are esti mated to be about six times as great as those of the Russians. "All along the Warta the Germans today have been heavily reinforced and are filling the gap between the right wing and the isolated be jy which has been striving to turn the Russian "The German defense on the Northern front, in East Prus sia, occupies a position along the river Angerapp, from Gumbin nen to Darkehmen, thence to the northern extremity of the Ma zurian lakes at Angeburg. Here the Russians are strongly en trenched close to the German line. On the east front of the lakes, and toward the Vistula, the Russians have taken a position slightly back of their line of advance ten days ago. "Both sides appear to be awaiting the outcome of the fierce battle at Lodz." "Relief Reaches Servians. An official dispatch from the London office of the United Press says: "Details of the fighting around Lodz are beginning to filter through. The advices prove beyond all doubt that the struggle was the most sanguinary of the war. "An official report from Vienna admits that the advance of the Aus trlaus has been prevented by violent attacks from strong hostile forces, who are covering the Servian retreat. It Is evident that Russian aid has reached the sorely pressed Serb army, which has been in retreat toward Nlsh since tho occupation of Belgrade by Austrian troops Sunday. iron Crosses for Troops. The official '.communication Issued In Berlin this afternoon by tho war office admitted great losses in men at Lodz ind commended the troops for valor. It was announced that five thousand awards of the Iron Cross, of tho first class, will be made to heroes of the battle. "By reason of the blowing up of the great tunnel'at Tekija," says the Berlin report, "further .Russian reinforcements cannot reach tho Ser vian army as the destuction of the tunnel has'blockcd railroad communi cation with Roumania, though which the Russian reached Uio retreating Servian army. Tho Danube river force has been strengthened, and trans portation ot Russian troops by that route is impossible." Kniser'c Sosn Escaped. A dispatch received in J.ondohby .The Post says in the fighting bo tween the Vistula and Warta rivers/ Prince Oscar and Prince Joachim, sous . of the Kaiser, escaped only by taking flight ln-a Taube aeroplane. A news special from Calais- says King Geotge pinned'lncdals of hon- ? or, among thorn being the Victoria Cross nnd the medallion, of the--Legion' ; of Honor, on the coats of over a hundred French and English soldiers in the West, and made brief speeches In each case. .