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VOL. V., NO. 638. JUNEAU/ ALASKA, TUESDAY,. DECEMBER 3, 1914. ; PRICE TEN CENTS. WILSON IS CHAMPION OF LEGISLATION TO GIVE ALASKA AIDS WASHINGTON, Dec. S.?Both houses of Congress assem bled at noon today to hear President Woodrow Wilson's mess age, which was delivered by the President himself. In his early remarks President Wilson made a strong plea for a federal merchant marine, "that the foreign trade of the United States might be built up until such a time as the traffic shall attract private capital." No Time for Defense Scares. As in his remarks yesterday, President Wilson deprecated any big increase in the army and navy. Concerning the "war preparedness" resolutions, introduced in the House at the last session by Congressman A. P. Gardner, and yesterday in the Senate by Senator H. C. Lodge, the President reiterated his objections, declaring that "now is not the time for such an in vestigation." President Wilson declared the measure introduced yesterday by Senator Chamberlain of Oregon, providing the establishment of a national defense council to consist of the secretaries of state, war and the navy, had merit. ? Touching on the lack of aids to navigation in Alaska, Presi dent Wilson's message urged that large appropriations be made to thoroughly chart the waters of the Northern coastline. The message said: *'? ? ' T Ai? AiaSKa AIQS JUnpernuvc. "We cannot use our great domain of Alaska to advantage to ourselves, or to development, as more ships will not enter the Northern services if the coasts are not thoroughly surveyed and charted. The surveys of Alaska waters are woefully incomplete. At almost every point ships and lives have been lost in thread ing what were supposed to be well-known main channels. "We have not provided adequate vessels or adequate equip ment and machinery for a proper survey and charting; we have used old vessels that were not big enough or strong enough and which were so nearly unseaworthy that our inspectors would not have allowed private owners to send them to sea. This is a matter, which as I have said, seems small, but in reality is very grave. Its importance has only to be looked into to be appreciated." "Business" Program Completed. The President departed from the prepared text of his mes sage to give notice to the business world that the legislative program of the administration as it affects the regulation of business had been completed. "This program, which, I am sure, has aided trade and in dustry, and has paved the way to long years of prosperity," said the President, "is the clear road for business to travel to un clouded success." ; ?: ? GASBOAT IS LOST j CROSSING'TAKU" TREADWELL. Dec. 8. ? According to news received here last night, the new gasboat Pachuga. owned by Chas. Hayes and Tom JudBon, was lost while crossing Taku last Wednesday morn ing. The Pachuga was in tow o? the Pheasant on her way to Speel river and no one wa3 aboard her. Capt. John Naho, of the Pheasant in com-: pany with Ray Gossett and two or three others, left Treadwell early Wednesday and all wen: well until they passed Boint Bishop whon a strong wind came out of Taku Inlet the sea began to run very high. The boat in tow broke loose six different times and both boats were making lee way toward Grand Island until the last time tho cable parted tho Pheas ant had to abandon her charge on ac count of tho dangor to herself. After abandoning the Pachuga the Pheasant with difficulty made Taku Harbor where she spent tho night, coming out on Thursday morning to search for tho other boat. The search was continued all that day and a part of Friday but no trace of tho Pa chuga was found. It Is thought that she must have foundered as the doors and windows were all smashed whon last sho was seen. Another party will bo sent out as soon as the weather settles and a thorough search of tho shores of Grand Island will be made. The Pachuga was a 28-foot cabin cruiser with a 25 h. p. engine and was built last winter in Douglas by Hayes and Judson. Largest stock of Parisian Ivory this side of Seattle at Doran's Prescription Pharmacy. 12-S-?t 44444444444444* ? FIREMEN MEET TONIGHT. * ?4? ? + The members of the Juneau ?. ? Ore department will meet to- 4 ?> night in fire headquarters at ? ? 7:30 promptly. Chief Frelman 4 says that a full attendance is 4 4 requested. ? v OUTSIDE TOWNS HELPED TOWARD SUCCESS! The organized effort among the; people of Thane. Perseverance, Doug las and Treadwell, to assists in making the big Sourdough Festival the grand success that it proved to be, has no: ceased to be a topic of discussion among the members of the executive board. The results obtained at Treadwell were particularly gratifying, more than S00 tickets being sold for the grand lottery alone through the activ ity of the leading men In the mines and mill management With the con sent and approval of General .Manager Philip E. Bradley the following assist ed very materially in the sale of tick ets: Jame3 Stoody, foreman Beady Bullion mine: Charles Hayes, superin tendent, cyanide plant; Ed. Christoe, at Treadwell Club; Walter Stevons, foreman Treadwell mine; Jame3 Dan iels, foreman Mexican mine; Harry Novllle, electrician; Mark Smith, foun dry foreman; A. K. Smith, foreman "240" stamp mill; Monte Benson, fore man Mexican mine; Nels Anderson, foreman Ready Bullion; also Supt. J. C. Richards of the Alaska Juneau. Largest stock of Parisian Ivory this side of Seattle at Doran's Prescription Pharmacy. 12-S-Gt 2C0 Ermine skins; see W. H. Case, tf ROBBERY SUSPECT John Ross, accused at being ono of tho bandits who hold up and robbed J. ML Glovanetti last Tuesday night, was given his freedom this, morning after a preliminary hearing before the United States commissioner. Glovanetti failed positively to Iden tify Ross as ono of the robbers. Ho said he felt reasonably certain Ross was tho man, yot could not swear to It. as the robbers had worn masks of bandanna hnndkcrchlefs on tho night of the robbery. Corlet Babbage, who had seen Glo vanetti pursuing tho robbers on tho night ol the hold-up, said ho thought Ross was ono of tho men, although ho could not swear positively of tho iden tification. Glovanetti and Babbage had picked Robs j>ut of a crowd of men whom Chief of Police McBrldo had rounded up. It was because of this that tho hearldg was hold. Ross did not take tho stand. TREASURER THANE HAS $3,670.76 Tho executive board of the Belgian . ??llef commltteo has almost comploted Its work and Troasurer B. L. Thano now hat: on hand $3670.75 which haa been realized through the. various ave nues adopted as a mcaus of raising the futid. There are still some out standing sources from which money Is expected but the main portion of tho Juneau fund has been raised. Tho "gift enterprise" conducted by K. Valentine. A. N. Nadoau and John Rustgard took In $1,1S9 of tho moneys turned over to Treasurer Thano, the Sourdaugh Festival, managed by Chas. D. Garfield and assistants turned In $1,043.51, and tho remalndor was so-] cured through general subscriptions i and contributions handled by Peter J Carlson, through tho agency of boxes placed at different points. JUNEAU RINK HAS SPLENDID OFFERING! Tho Juneau rink management has a humdlngor of a program on for to night. It Includes besides tho usual skating privileges an oxclting polo match an a teaser, and a lot of new "movies" that are entertaining, such as "Why Bab? L<ort Home." "Ostler Joe," and "Floral Parade. Fifteen brand now selections in ihubIc will be rendered for tho first time. Como out and onjoy yourselves. Admission tho samo as usual. Tomorrow night is ladies' night. FORMER JUNEAU WOMAN LICENSED TO REMARRY A news dispatch received hero this morning from Tacoroa says that Mrs. Nellio Bury, who gave her address as Juneau, Alaska, and Joseph Andomon, of Susitna Basin. Alaska, wore grant ed a marriage licenso yesterday. Mrs. Bury was the wife of Charles Bury, an electrician who formerly worked for the electric light company here. Tho couple soparatcd hero af ter Mrs. Bury had filed charges of cruelty with tho Fcdoral authorities. They lived In a tent-house on tho Gold creek flats. LEAVING ON GEORGIA. Tho following havo engaged pass age on tho Georgia for Sitka: Rov. Father Bailey, Carl Richerdt and fam ily. A. Shyman, J. C. Chambcrlin. Oak Olson, A. R. Thorno and Charles Hall. A grand hall will be given by the Eagles on Christmas night at which time the Lyric Orchestra of eight picccea will furnish tho music and tho the banquet-room of the Eagles' hall. ?12-8-3t. **? Sond your Seattlo friends flowers on Co., phono 152. 12-7-tf. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?32. Minimum?27. Cbiir. ARE KILLED B. Franklin, on trial in the superior court for an alleged assault upon a member of the jury trying Franklin, were shot and killed in the courtroom Carr, a prominent merchant of Leav enworth, who clalmofi that hir, daugh lin and struck Parsons, killing him al moBt Instantly. Carr surerndored himself. Ho cx tho death of Parsons. JANITOR ADMITS HE KILLED LITTLE GIRL SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. S. ~ Lutheran church, confessed to the po lice last night that he had assaulted 10-year-old Margaret Milling in the basement of tho church Saturdny, af ter which ho killed her. ITALY TO OPPOSE CLOSING THE SUEZ ial to the Sun says that Italy will not tolerate the closing of the Suez canal and that she will hold Turkey respon sible for'such an occurence and will resort to force if necessary to prevont it. Tho closing of the canal would bo a rank violation of the canal treaty EXPECT BUMPER PLANT. WASHINGTON, Doc. S:?A Depart ment of Agricultural expert says' that the United States will plant tho great est wheat area in "its history for the 1915 harvest. ????^ ? RAW WOOL NEEDED NEW YORK. Dec. 8? It Is estimat ed the uniforms of the German, French English. Austrian and Belgian forces will require 567,000,000 poundB of wool in grease per aunum. Including over coats tho total would be increased to 100,000,000 pounds por annum. NORTHERNER IS SUICIDE. SEATTLE, Doc. 8.?W. H; Hatch, 35, a miner from Idftarod, killed him | self early yesterday morning on board [ tho steamship Mariposa, when the ycb sol was going through Active Pass, j The body is at Bonney & Watson's. SCHMITZ WILL RUN. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8.?Return ing last night from Now York, former mayor Eugene E. Schmitz confirmed tho statement rocontly issued hero by his brother, that ho would again run for mayor, on a Union Labor ticket. WICKERSHAM ARRIVES. SEATTLE, Doc. 8.?Dologatc Jamc3 Wlckorsham of Alaska arrived hero yesterday afternoon, on his way to Washington. SEATTLE, Dec. S.~C. W. Dorr, aged 50 years, a prominent attorney, died TWO STEAMERS SAIL. SEATTLE, Dec. 8.?Two stcamors loft Seattlo for Alaska last night. Oscar Towort; and Alice Lewis. Store. Vijgqe, 317 Sewr.ru street. . ?*< TIB UP tho firth of Forth, Scotland, has bocn received with great consternation among the fishormcn, who faco ruin. people belfovo tho prico of fish will advance beyond the reach of tho poor, whose principal food 1b fish, i Tho admiralty doclaro tho first In all probability will bo cloBed to. rishlng Tor tho period of tho war. The cuubo was not Btatcd. Marino Strike Ends. London Is just rocovoring from tho effects of the seamen's strlko, which completely paralyzed marlno traffic for several' dayn. Tho first men wont out a week ago Saturday, and last Wednesday a gonoral strike was or dored. Involving 60,000 men. The workers demanded an Increase of wages because their risks are In creased by war. The situation wob so serious that tho government board of trado Intervened and offoctod a set tlement. W. W. ROCKHILL DIES. + intn Itockhill, noted diplomat, 4* -> whose last commission from ? 4- Washington was tho ambassa- f dorshlp to Turkey, died hero ? 4- yesterday. Ho was on his way 4 SMITH, OP MICHIGAN, IS SMOKING AGAIN MANCHESTER, N. H., Dec. 3. ? United States Senator W; A. Smith, of Michigan, in an address hero last night, declared American troops were withdrawn from Vera Cruz because General Carranza hud given President Wilson twenty-four hours to withdraw the soldicrB. 8CHWAB, ET AL NOT TO BE ALLIES' AGENTS WASHINGTON, Dec. 8.- It waB offi cially annouiiced today that Charles M. Schwab and associates had prom ised the government they would not act as purchasing agents in America of tho. allied belligerents. Such an act would be a violation of tho United States' policy of neutrality, Mr. Schwab was given to understand, boforo ho sailed for London last Sat urday. TWO OF HIGH COUNCIL SUMMARILY DISMISSED NEW YORK, Dec. 3.?A London cable to tho American says: "The British government's attltudo toward everybody and everything of Gorman flavor was emphasized when Sir Edgar Spoyor and Sir Earnopt CaBsel, two of the most prominont fi nanciers . in England, wore virtually dismissed from tho privy council by King George. There is no precedent in British his CLAIMS REFUGEE BOAT TORPEDOED . LONDON', Dec. S.?'The admiralty tO' day makeu public a photograph of a fragment of a torpedo to prove that French refugee ship Admiral Oaut caumo In tho English channel Octo bor 2C, while on her way. to England with 2,000 refugees. The Government "Tho fragment of a Gorman tor lifeboat belonging' to tho Admiral : Gauteaunlo, sunk in the channel with a loss of 40 lives. Deliberate dc3truc steamer filled with passengers, whe f ods recorded yet." A. K. Thornc, well known movlni r picture man. who returned from Lym 2 TO. WAR FORESHADOWED BY MOBILIZATION ROME, Dec. 8.?Eight battalions of troops, totaling 4,000 men, have been sent to Libya, near the Austrian border, and, according to the announcement of the Italian minister of war, "will be ready for any aggression." Trouble is said to be brewing between Italy and Austria. Reports from Milan said that over 200,000 Austrian soldiers had mobilized on their frontier, near the Italian line, and a large force has been sent to Pola arsenal. All bulletins of the situation posted here are couched in guarded language, and it is believed that should Germany and Austria force Italy to take a stand in the war, the news will be received from Vienna or Berlin before it is made public here. RUSSIANS MASS AT CRACOW. The Hague, Dec. 8.?A Russian force of 270,000, under com mand of the Bulgarian general, Radkodcmitrief, has arrived be fore the Austrian city of Cracow and a heavy bombardment of the suburbs has started. It is said the opposing Austrian forces have withdrawn into Bartfield Pass, Carpathian mountains. The battle line from East Prussia to Cracow is 300 miles long. Eleven German array corps are concentrated at Lodz, LOSSES ARE FEARFUL. London, Dec. 8.?Estimates of the German casualties dur ing the battles around Lodz are placed at 100,000, by the Bourse Gazette; Pctrograd. Dispatches from Berlin indicate the Germans took over a hundred thousand prisoners during the fighting which was so costiy to their own army. ALLIES ON OFFENSE. London, Dec. S.?Advices from both Berlin and Ppris ind cate the allies have assumed the offensive in France and Belgium. ?* TANKER IS BURNED. Barrow, England, Dec. 8.?The British steamship Vcdra, bound from Port Arthur, Texas, wjth a cargo of gasoline, burned to the water's edge ofT here today and thirty-four of the crew perished. The cargo became ignited. "CURSE TO EUROPE." Tokio, Japan, Dec. 8.?"I regret to announce to Japan that the war which is raging with great fury in Europe today is still far from termination; I see no prospects of peace," said "Baron Kato, foreign minister, in a speech before the members of The Diet today. The Baron further declared that the war was a curse to Europe. HEBREWS COMMISSIONED. Berlin,-Dec. Si?It was officialy announced today by the war office that twenty-six Jews had received officers' commissions in the Germany army. <? + + ?(' *> >;< ? ? 4- *> ? ? + ? I GERMANS ACCUSED *j + WASHINGTON, Dec. 8.?The * ? Amorlcan consul at Valparaiso, <?, v Chllo, has been asked to report v ? tho circumstances .surrounding ?>, 4- tho arrival at that port last 4-j ? week of the American Bteamer 4- Sacramento, without her fnll ? cargo of coal and provisions. 4* j ? It 1b alleged that the Germans * ? seized the cargo of coul in quod- 4 4* tion and that the action may in- ?> 4- volvc troublo with Germany as 4 14' a breach of neutrality. 4* | ? ? 4* 'I* *!4 4* 4* C* *1* 4* v 4* *1* 4* v ?J* GIEB MIR EINE "CIGAR I.cwnox. Doc. R.?The- supply of bcor in Germany In said to bo endan gered on account of the scarcity of barley. Germany uses 13,200.000,000 pounds, Importing about half from Itus , FOOD AT PREMIUM BERLIN. PgC. S.?The Bundcsrath has passed laws 1 Imitating;'the con sumption of.bread in Berlin find.fixing f food prices. i r A. Shymnn will bo a passenger on tfco Georgia for Sltka'-tomorrow. EDDIE COLLINS SOLD TOCHICAGO PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 8. ? Eddio CollInB, second baseman for tbo Ath letics, and voted by baseball critics to bo the most valuable ball player in tho United States, today was sold to the Chicago White Sox, and will captain that club next year. The deal was made through the Athletic owners and J Charles Comiskoy, owner of tho White Sox. Tho consideration was not made public. Last season Collins hit over .325, was tho leading base stealor in both major.leagues, and as a run-getter had no peers in the American league. ODDS OFFERED WAR.' WILL END IN MARCH LONDON. Dec. 8.?Lloyd policies indicate that tho betting is C to 10 that war will end by March 31, 1915. NEW DIRIGIBLES LONDON, Dec. 8.? Tho Germans are. now said to have 50-now-typo Zep polins equfpp'd '.with .torpedoes and quick firers. J. P. Chamberlin. well known com mercial man, will leave for Sitka to morrow.