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VOL. V., NO. 639. ~ JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER S, 1914. PRICE TEN CENTS.
COLORADO MOB RULE IS ENDED DENVER. Cola. Dec. 9--Tomorrow morning the federal troops which have been policing the Trinidad coal Golds, since the strike, "Will break camp, or ders to that effect having been made by Secretary of War Garrison yester day. Officials of the United Mine Workers met with operators of the coal mines hero yestorday and agreed to bury the hatchet, under the plan of peace sug gested by President Woodrow Wilson. The vote of the mine workers was unanimous. President John P. White, of tho union, wired his endorsement of the action taken. BAND DANCE, JUNEAU RINK, TOMORROW NIGHT The big dance which tho Juneau band boys have been preparing for tho past several weeks wity take place in Juneau rink tomorrow night Every preparation has been made and indi cations are that there will be a splen did attendance. The boys have work ed hard to keep their organization up to a standard befitting the commun ity and reciprocal support is very Special arrangements have been made to care for out-of-town people who may wish to attend and compe tent floor committees under the direc tion of "Dolly" Gray, will see to It that they are made welcome. A ten piece orchestra has been engaged to furniBh music for the dancers. Spec tators will bo admitted for 25 cents, ladies free; dancers $1. ladies free. DAVIDSON PRESIDENT OF MINE FRATERNITY Officers to lead the Mining and En gineering Society of Alaska were elect ed at a meeting held in the surveyor general's office last night They are as President?Charles E. Davidson. Vice-President?H. T. Tripp. Secretary?H. P. Crowther. Executive Committee?B. L. Thane. P. E. Bradley. D. D. Muir. R. G. Way land. C. E. Davidson and B. B. Nieding. The Society starts off with a mem bership of over twenty. INDICTMENTS RETURNED KETCHIKAN. Dec. 2.?The grand jury has been busy since its organiza tion. having brought In twelve indict-; ments up to this morning. They are Hans H. Rutzebach. who was charged with burglary, plead guilty and was given fifteen monts at the Juneau jail; Joy Leroix, forgery. 15 months; Nor man G. Ogilvle. Wtiliky peddling, two and one half months; Owen Sheean, same, three months; Wm. Thompson, same, one month; George Nilva, same, three months: C. M. Coulter, same, two and one-half months; .Frank Es trada. same, third or fourth offense, fifteen months: Sunny Kim, same, not sentenced; F. Rodrlquez. statutory of fense. not sentenced, and M. Noguchi, assault with a dangerous weapon, not sentenced. SEATTLE FISH PACKER DIES AFTER OPERATION SEATTLE. Dec. 9.?E. E. Ainsworth. a member of tho firm of Alnsworth & Dunn, salmon canncrs. died early to day. following an operation for acuto indigestion. TO SAIL ON MARIPOSA. SEATTLE, Dec. 9.?The Mariposa soils for Alaska tonight. Among tho passengers for Juneau will bo J. B. Gross, L. Bradford, Mrs. S. A. Hill, W. R. McDonald. Mra. Rushworth. Miss E. E. Hale, Mr. Burns. S. B. Combest. Paul Buvlseth, Dr. Lillian Irwin, Otto Koebler, Mr. and Mrs. Antone Nelson and two children and Mrs. J. Dennis. There also are eight second class pas sengers. H. B. Worthen and .Mrs. Worthen contemplate spending the holidays in the States. They expect' to take pass age for Seattle on the Alameda. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?31. Minimum?17. Clear. FALL FROM MILL ROOF IS FATAL S. H. Lambert, single, aged 22, a structural steel worker, fell from the roof of the cast end of tho Alaska Gastineau's crushing mill at Thane at 9 o'clock this morning and died fif teen minutes later in the automobile of Dr. L. 0. Sloane, while on the way to the hospital here. Lambert sus tained Internal injuries. Ho fell a distance of thirty feet. The young man was engaged in lay ing corrugated iron roofing. How he slipped from his position is not known, but as the steel framo was heavily frosted, it is believed tho fall was due to this cause. Lambert came here from Welch, W. Virginia, whero his mother now re sides. A wire was sent to hor this morning, asking disposition of the re mains. which wore taken to tho Young mortuary- If no word Is received from West Virginia the funeral will be held hero Sunday morning. Lambert bad been working for the Alaska Gastin cau Mining company for several < months. 4. 4* 4, 4? 4> 4* 4- 4- 4- 4* ? BUSINESS IMPROVES 4> 4* ?+? + ? CHICAGO, Doc. !>.?Tho Trl- 4 + buno today has ovor throe col- 4 v umns and the Herald over ono 4* ? column of messages from many 4 4- cities In tho United States all 4 4- showing that business has ro- ? + sponded substantially to the ? 4- European war orders and eas- 4?| v Leading bankers report ratli- 4-j 4- or better collections, due par- 4 4- tially to recent economics id 4 4- business. Few bankers who 4 4- subscribed to the cotton pool 4 + expect they will have to take <* 4- their commitments because 4* 4* they do not regard the plan as 4-! 4- feasible. 4? 4- 4* 4- ?> 4- -> 4 -r 4- 4- 4* 4- 4- 4- 4 4- 4 CALIFORNIA SUNSHINE VANDERLIP'S HAVEN PASSADENA, Calif.. Dec. 9.?Frank A. Vanderlip, president of tho Nation al City Bank of New York has arrived here, to spend several weeks recup-! orating from his recent illness. BULKLEY FOR MINT ?4*? CLEVELAND, 0., Dec. 9.?Robert ; J. Bulkley, defeated candidate for ro clection to Congress, is likely to be appointed director of the mint, it is reported. JOHN D. TAXED. CLEVELAND, Dec. 9.?The Board ? of complaint of Cuyahoga county, Oh io. decided that John D. Rockefeller must pay taxes in Cleveland on $311. 000.000 of personal property. Mr. Rockefeller can appeal from this de cision to the state tax commission at Columbus, the highest taxing body in the state, or take his case direct to the federal court on the grounds that he is a citizen of another state. MORE WAR ORDERS BOSTON. Dee. 9.?A Hanklcy &: Co., knifo manufacturers of Rochdalo. j near Worcester, today received an or der for 600.000 swords from tho Eng lish government The Simmons Manufacturing Com pany, of Kenosha, Wis., has sold a large number of folding hospital bods to the Allies. GRAIN IS LARGEST CANAL CARGO ITEM COLON". Dec. 3.?Grain shipments ' for Europe havo been tho largest Bin j glo Item of cargo passing through tho . Panama canal thus far. In the two months and a half ending on Novem ber 1st. seventeen eastbound vessels carried a total of 122,258 tons of grain, which Is equal to 5,179,000 bushels. I The next largest single item was ni trates. principally imported from Chile. ThlB latter named cargo was carried in fourteen vessels and amounted to 99.126 tons. Deputy Marshal Frank R. Cook re turned to Skagway on the Admiral Ev ans last night Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Thompson took passago on tho Admiral Evans for Ko dlak. at which place they expect to start a moving picture show. S( WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. ? United States troops in numbers "sufllcient to handle any emergency," wore or dered to Naco, Arizona, by Secretary of War Lindley M. Garrison last night. General Tasker H. Bliss was order ed from Texas, to proceed to Naco with three batteries of light artillery and tho Ninth U. S. cavalry, stationed at Naco, have been ordered to with draw from immedinto proximity to tho bordorllno. to avoid furthor injuries from stray Moxcan bullets. It is declared in El Paso, from where threo moro battericB of artil lery are to bo sent to Naco, that tho Mexicans have been inviting the con cntration of United States troops. WICK FRATERNIZES j WITH_SEATTLEITESj SEATTLE, Dec. 9.?Delegate James j Wickersham, who this afternoon was a luncheon gucBt of the Alaska Bureau i of the Chamber of Commerce, said, when called upon to speak, that the: Alaska Deevlopmont Board will de pend upon the President, because it concerns the authority of many dlffcr ent Cabinet departments. Ho urged tho Alaska Bureau help ^ure'ttie passage of an a"pproprlh tlon for the preliminary work on tho railroad and said that $5,000,000, tbo amount asked by Secretary of tho In terior Lane, would bo sufficient for the first year. The Delegate announced his inten tion to Introduce a bill to unify tho school system in Alaska, or to pormlt the Territorial Legislature to control tho educational funds for the white people and have full authority in the premises. LAST OF MUTINOUS BOERS ARE CAUGHT A CAPE TOWN, Dec. 8.?Boor rebels ontrenchcd at Kllpdrift, yesterday were made prisoners by a detachment of British soldiers, who took them by surprise, according to a dispatch from Pretoria. Tho captives are the same that repulsed attacks of the govern ment troops last week. With the capture of tho rebels, and the imprisonment of their leader. Gen eral Do Wet, at Johannesburg, the backbone of what England feared would bo another great revolt in South Africa has been broken. General De Wet is a prisoner under strong guard, and it is oxpected hore that a court martial will order his execution. TURKEY BANS ALL CODE MESSAGES i WASHINGTON, Dec. S.?Secretary W. J. Bryan" announces that Turkey has placed all code and cipher mes sages, including official dlspatchos. j under the ban. Inquiry has been or dered by tho 'government. Mr. Bryan says that so far as ho knows, no othor belligerent has pro hibited tho uso of code and ciphor messages by neutral countries hav ing embassies in their reBpectlvo coun PRIZE COURT'S WRIT SHOULD AID SHIPPING BOSTON, Dec. 8.?The decision of a prize court to release tho British ship Mlramichi which sailed beforo the outbreak of tho war from Galves ton with a cargo of wheat for Rotter dam and thence to two German firms, should have an important effect up on American shipping. It was a test case and should moan a rclcaso of millions of American shipping of sim ilar status. SEIGEL MAY FACE A FEDERAL CHARGE NEW YORK. Doc. 8.?Henry Sle gel now may have to face a United States grand jury on tho ground of fraudulent soliciting in the mails, the principal evidence being a letter to ono August Albert inviting tho latter to invest in the stock of the Slegol Stores Corporation, which was stated to havo $6,000,000 assets and to hnvo made $3,000,000. ior m% BERLIN, Doc. 9.?A Bpocch made by Emperor William In one of tho East orn army camps on December 3 was published In Berlin today. It was, in part: "You are fighting for a Just cause; you aro fighting for. liberty, for a right to exist as a nation, and for a future prolonged peace. Evon though tho war lasts for a long time we shall not allow our enemies- h moment's quiet; we shall continue to fight with suc cess, as heretofore," for heaven is on our side and with- God watching over us wo shall achieve perpetual peace. And wo know that our nerves are stronger than those of our enemies." LOSSES ON LAND AND SEA HEAVY LONDON, Doc. 0.--British naval losses, confirmed by tho Admiralty, now total 19 warahipH, Including a dreadnought, a battleship, submarines, and other craft. 4327 officers and men were killed. 473 wounded. 968 miss ing and 1575 captured or Interned. To this total must be added 750 lost on tho Bulwark. In addition roports from Gorman sources, unconfirmed by the admiralty, tell of tho destruction or sinking of the destroyers Druid, I-aertes, and Phoenix, and tho light cruisers, Gloucester, Fearless, Aretha: jjit, Falcon ayd JBriMiant "" Tho cbmpletaRu9slaiTlo8seB up "to November 4th, as computed by the Wiener Rundschau and since reprint ed In various German newspapers, totaled 760,000 in dead, woundod, de serters, and prisoners. Of these 420, 000 wero attributed to the various bat tles against the Austro-IIungarlan forces and 340,000 to the battles against tho Germans. WARRING NATIONS' ACTS * IN WEST CONDEMNED WASHINGTON, Dec. D.?Represen tatives of twenty Western countrioB mot horo yesterday afternoon at the Now Willard hotel and passed resolu tions condomtiing the operations In tho Western hemlsphoro of tho flcots of tho warring nations. Could Not Neutralize Western Hemi sphere. ? WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.?Skepticism prevails among the administrative of ficials as to the feasibility of tho plan to neutralize tho western hemisphere during the war, as proposed by some of tho Latin-Amorican republics, to prevent interference with shipping. The proposal is regarded as tho re ply of Latin-Americans to charges that certain South American republics have boon wlnkiug at violations of neutral ity by Germany, and It is not ex pected that tho United States will press the matter on tho belligerents. Tho question will be given thorough consideration, however, before any reply Is made to tho South American republics. There is no precedent for this ac tion, and international law defines clearly- the limits- to which warfare may bo carried in all ports of tho j globe. That tho Panama canal now : is open to vessels of war within cor j argument against the proposal. NAVY UNPREPARED, FLETCHER DECLARES WASHINGTON, Doc. 9.?Roar Ad miral Plotchor told the House naval committee today that the United States navy is unprepared to copo with the larger navies of tho world. Secretary of Commerce W. S. Red Hold, in his annual report today asks a half million dollars to replace tho old Alaska survey vessels and $225,000 for a dragnet survey of the waters of Wants Survey Vesesle. Ho said citizens wore drowned in Al aska waters and property is destroyed because of the penuriousness of the government. "It is a shamo to send American officers and men to sea in such vessels ob tho Godnoy, MacAr thur and Endeavor," the report said. Secretary McAdoo'a report sayB tho "country can look with confidence to tho futuro, its trade, commerce and In dustry." G. M. Scott took passage for the South on tho Humboldt today. BERLIN, Oec. 9.?Emperor William; of Germany Is seriously III with pneu monia and his condition Is admitted by the war 'office to be "extremely ccr lous." Bulletins posted outside the Kaiser's Imperial palace at 11 o'clock last night stated the Emperor had been seized with an attack of bronchial ca tarrh, aggravated by fever, but this morning the physicians declare that pneumonia had set In during the night. Emperor William's exposure to the severe weather, while on his recent visit to the headquarters of the army of the East, Is said to have been re sponsible for his Illness. While at the front the Kaiser spent much of his time among the troops In the trenches before Lodz. PALCONER TO WORK TOR A "DRY" ALASKA ' WASHINGTON. Dec. 9.?Congress man J. A. Falconor pf Washington, told newspapormon hore today that ho Intonded to uso all tho power ho could at tho present session of Con gress, to got a bill through Congrcps providing prohibition In Alaska. BERLIN, Dec. 9?The Berlin bo?td of health today roported thoro woro 30 j cases of cholera throughout Germany during the month of November. NINETY-EIGHT ARMY CORPS IN THE FEILD! BERLIN, Dec. 9.-?'Tho Nordeutschc' Allgemelno Zoltung publishes a list of army corps and military sections, which shows the strength of the Ger man armios now in the field. Al together apart from tho railway ser vice, the marlnos, and. tho garrisons in Belgium, thoro are 98 army corps. BRITISH FLEET IS TO BE INCREASED ? LONDON. Dec. 9.?The first lord of the Admiralty Churchill stated in the Houso of Commons that tho British fleet would bo increased by 15 ships by the end of 1915. Ho said that three ships were tho maximum rein forcement which Germany could give to its naval Btrengtli In tho same time. GERMANY IS GREATEST MERCANTILE SUFFERER LONDON. Dec. 9.?The Board of Trado says that 1221 Gorman steam crs, representing 89.3 per cent of tho German mercantllo marine, have been captured, detained or have sought ref uge in port. 195 British ships, rep resenting 2.9 por cent of her mercan tile marine, have boon similarly re moved from service. THE TOLL LONDON, Dec. 8?Tho olghty-third German official llBt published today, brings the total killed, wounded and missing officers and men to 691,483. This figure does not include 58 lists for Saxony, 56 Bavarian, or 61 Wur tomburg. GERMANS RE-INFORCED LONDON, Dec. 8.-?Tho Evening News correspondent at Rotterdam telograpbs today that 120,000 men, with 250 gunB, have been sont to re inforce tho Germans in Flaudors in tholr next attempt to hew their way to tho French coast HERRICK RECIPIENT OF HIGHEST FRENCH GIFT NEW YORK, Dec. 9.?In rocoogni tion of his services to the French poo pie during tho early stagCB of the war, Myron T. Horrlck, former ambassador to Franco, was decorated with tho grand cross of the Legion of Honor by Fr jsidont Poincare, who went from Franco to England on tho steamer on which Horrick took passage, and made the presentation aboard ship. Dan Kennedy loft on tho Admiral Evans for Skagway. ALLIES CREEPING NEARER GERMANY LONDON. Dec. 9.? A distinct ad vance of the allied forces, in the Yprec I region, was reported today from Paris, ( and from the front, In the war dis patches. The allies shelled the Germans from the divisional headquarters of the An ! lo-French troops at Roulers, and after ; British arms had recaptured Chend aele Pass, the forward movement was begun. The Germans retreated slow ly. The battle-line Is now twenty miles nearer German soil than yester day. The official communication J6sued by the war office in Paris this after noon says there Is artillery engage ments from the sea to Lys and that all tho positions won by the French dur ing the past two days have . been strengthened. The French made gains In the Aisne, in the Mcusc and in the Argonno districts. GERMANS REPORTED PURSUING RUSSIANS LONDON, Dec. 9.?Having occupied Lodz tlie GormaiiB aro continuing to push their way east- In pursuit of the Russians, who arc retiring, according to today's official announcement from Berlin. Tho Russian war office claims that In the region of Cracow tho Germans woro put to rout with enormous Iosa os. The Russians aro said to be In pursuit The report from Vienna says the Au strian troops drove tho enemy from Wicllzka and captured over 5,000 Rus sian prisoners, together with arms and .war supplies. I A ?*? ?*? ?% ?J? ??? -?|r ?.*? ?*? ?% ? WHAT IT COSTS RUSSIA. ? 4. ? PARIS, Doc. 9.?According to ? ? a Pctrogrnd dispatch to the Ha- + ? vas agoucy, the Russian Mini- * ster or Finance has estimated ?> ? tho cost of the war to Russia. ? ?9 up to November 13, at $802,500,- ? 4? 000. ' + <? *! ?; ? 4? ? + ? + v -I- v * RUSSIAN NOBLE GIVES SHOES TO THE FRENCH PARIS, Dec. 9.?Grand Duke Mich aol of Russia, has presented to Cho Fronch army 1,000,000 pairs of shoes which had been ordered from Web ster, Mass., factories at an average price of $3 a pair. RUSSIANS FACE PANIC MOSCOW, Dec. 9.?M. Molkow, the president of the committee for the Improvement of economic conditions in Russia, states that bankruptcy is an epidemic In this country.. The Golos Masky of Moscow, says that tho large number of insolvencies is creating a panic. WITH EMDEN GONE, NEW SHIPS STARTED LONDON, Dec. 9.?A boom Is on In shipbuilding circles. In the North of England .shipyards have booked or ders for 200,000 tons of new shipping, j whllo on tho Clydo alone, orders have i been given for 50,000 new tons. It Is believed the destruction of the I German cruiser Emdcn Is responsible for tho boom. ENCOURAGES ARMY. LONDON, Doc. 9.?The King of Sax ony la reported to have arrived In Brussels to encourage tho German army of occupation, in the absence of Emperor William. GOVERNMENT TO MOVE BACK TO PARIS SOON PARIS, Dec. 9. ? President Poln caro and Premier Vivien arrived to day from Bordeaux and will be fol lowed by Minister of War Delcasse and tho foreign diplomats this week. SWEDES AROUSED. STOCKHOLM, Dec. 9.?As a result . of the sinking-of Swedish ntcainerr, in ? tho North sea, by German miner., tho Swedish press-has assumed a warlike Dr. C. Lynn Morris, MD., of San Francisco, arrivod on the Admiral Ev 1 an slast night and Is staying at tho Now Cain. GERMAM RAIDERS SAID TO BESUNK LONDON, Dec. 9.?It was olll cialy announced in London this afternoon that the German crui sers Seharnhorst, Gneisenau and Leipzig, which defeated Sir Christopher Craddock's British fleet off the Chilean coast about a month ago, and have since caused great uneasiness to Al lied shipping, and Canadian towns, have been sunk in the South Atlantic ocean. The location of the sinking of the cruisers is given as "off the Falkland Islands," by the Admir alty. Nothing further was men tioned by the Admiralty, and all attempts of outsiders to learn the details of the alleged sinking of the cruisers were unsuccess (ThC Falkland Islands', belonging to tho British Empire Empire, are about 500 miles duo eas"r*S??the Straits of Magellan, known as "Tho Honi." ? ? ? ? ?. tho German cruisers were sunk off tho Falklands, It Is reasonable to believe they had lately steamed duo south from the Xorth Pacific waters, round ed tho horn Into tho South Atlantic ocean, and thero mot tho British fleet 01 cruisers which has bcon patrolling the Atlantic for several weeks, look ing for their quarry. What attracted the German cruisers to the Atlantic, may have been their deslro to get Into the Indian ocenn, where thoy would have a better chanco of proylng on British mrchantmen, and tho danger of capture by superior forces would bo lessoned.?Tho Editor.) WHEN CUPID PUT ON THE ARMOR OF MARS LONDON. Nov. 26.?A now story of tho British encounter, with tho Prus sian Guard was told today by a Cor poral of cho Warwickshire Regiment who is now at home wounded. Ho said "On the night tho Guard attempted to attack us around Ypres It was only by tho merest chance and a bit of heroism that wo were warned in time. There was an' Irishman of the King's Liverpool Regiment who had gone out of bounds to visit' a young woman whoso home was off tho lino of at tack. "Coming hack Into he stumbled on somp Germans stealing Quietly toward our position. Without a thought of himself, but only concerned for the safety of his comrades, ho dashed toward the spot where he knew our guard: to bo, to give the alarm. Tho Germans spotted him and a cavalry patrol was at his hoels instantly. Ho had a good start, hut towards tho end he was hit in both legs. Ho got through with the warning and Is now in the. hospital getting well. He docs not known whether he will get a med al or a 'wigging' for being out of the | hounds, but he's hoping for tho boBt." REPORT SUBMARINE DRIFTING DERELICT LONDON. Dec. 9.?The Gorman sub marine U-17 is bellovcd to be drifting helpless with her machinery broken in the North Sea. This report was published at Amsterdam by the local papers. VIVIEN GOULD, AS NURSE, IS WOUNDED LONDON, Dec. 9.?Tho Westminster Gazettes' correspondent in Northern Franco cabled today that Lady Decles (Vivien Gould), while doing Red Cross work at Dunkirk was seriously wound ed by a bomb dropped by a German av iator.