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RAIDERS DO DEADLY EXECUTION IN BRITAIN CAUTION USED BY WILSON WASHINGTON. Dec. 16?President Wilson and bis cf.blnet today aro | watching the events on the Mexican! border with keenest Interest, while the Panama canal Incident, which called forth a request from Governor Goethals, for vessels of war to pro servo the neutrality of the United States, also held the gaze of the of ficial spotlight. To Send Warships. Late last night, after an all-after noon meeting with his cabinet. Presi dent Wilson announced that warships would be sent to Panama, in order to guard the neutrality of the United States, a breach of which was report ed by Governor Goethals. The Navy Department has not made public what vessels It will send to the canal. It is declared the wireless apparatus of British colliers at Balbos had been dis mantled at the order of Governor Goe thals. More Troops To Mexico. The 11th, ISth and 22nd United States Infantry regiments from Texas City and three regiments from Gal veston, have been ordered to proceed at once to Naco, Arizona, "equipped for field service." With this force, Genoral Tasker H. Bliss will have 6.000 men. Including cavalary, and 24 field pieces. Tho uneasiness In Washington was somewhat allayed last night when it wa3 declared President Gutierrez had agoJn ordered his commander at Naco to cease all firing. Chief of Staff Leaves Brigadier General Hugh Scott, tho chief of staff of the army today was ordered by the War Department to proceed to Naco. Mexico, and . to use his personal influence with Mexican leaders of the troops in Sonora, for a cessation of hostilities on the border. VILLA GOES NORTH EL PASO. Dec. 16.?Genera! Villa left Mexico City for Chihuahua City today to enter the campaign against the Carranza forces defending Guad alapjara, It Is reported here. AFTER PERMIT TO SHIP ALASKA EXHIBIT The Governor's office has made ap plication to the Secretary of Agri culture and to the Secretary of Com merce for a p^mlt to ship Alaska's game and fur exhibit to San Fran cisco for the v Panama Pacific Expo sition. The exhibit is a part of the prop erty belonging to the Alaska Mu seum and includes the following: Two moose heads, two caribou heads, five mountain sheep heads, one deer head, all mounted; one young seal and one weasel, both stuffed and mounted. SMALL BLAZE ON FIFTH FLOOR OF NEW CAIN Fire broke out on the fifth floor of the New Cain Hotel at 2:30 this af ternoon, in a room occupied by a. A. Benson, a traveling salesman. Mrs. Cain seized one of the hand chemi cals belonging to the hotel and soon extinguished the flames which had commenced to look threatening.- No damage was done except to the Btock of novelty goods samples which were piled on one side of the room near the window, and where the fire orig inated. SHAMROCK CLUB DANCE TONIGHT MOOSE HALL The Shamrock Club will give an other of their delightful Wednesday night dances in Moose Hall tonight. Good music and an excellent floor, combined with the nlco <?rowd that attends these affairs assures a good time for all. CLERK BELL AND DEPUTIES ON HUMBOLDT Jay W. Bell, clerk of the district court, and deputies J. T. Reed and Mrs. Z. C. Denny wiH;reSrn to Ju neau on the Humboldt jCxpia Ketchi kan. L. L. Harding, special agent of the U. S. treasury department will re turn from Ketchikan on the next boat CRUISER BOMBARDS RUSSOPORT BERLIN, Dec. 16.?It Is announced at Constantinople <that a Turkish cruiser bombarded Sevastopol yes terday. doing considerable damago. In Berlin it is believed that the cruiser was tho Breaiau, formerly of the Kaiser's navy. A week ago the Brcstau appeared off Sevastopol but was driven off by Russian cruiser; in the harbor and by aviators who attacked it from overhead. ? ????>???? + ?* * + * * + CORMORANT INTERNED. * * WASHINGTON. Dec. 16. ? + ? United States authorities at ? v Guam cabled the State Depart- + + ment last night that the cap- * ? tain of the German cruiser ? 4? Cormorant had anonunccd ho 4? * would interne his command un- ? + til the end of the war. + + ? PAPER PRINTS NEWS; THEN CONFISCATED NEW YORK. Dec. 16.?Copenhagen special to the Herald says tho Vosslcho Zeitung containing the following state ment, which was made by the im perial chancellor at a private meet ing of a committee of the Reichstag, has been confiscated. "It is quite cortain tho war will last a very long time, and in tho mean time the German nation must bo pre pared to live on short commons." All the Berlin newspapers except tho Vos slscho Zeitung suppressed the state ment ROCKHILL WAS TO BORROW FOR CHINA SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16.?It was said by The Examiner today that the recent death at Honolulu of William W. Rockhlll, former U. S. Ambassador to Turkey, has disclosed that M*r. Rockhlll was on his way back to the United States to negotiate a loan to China of $125,000.000. The Examiner states that the Eur opean war caused a collapse of the loan which was to have been jointly made to China by Great Britain, Bel glum, France and Germany, and that China asked Mr. Rockhlll to under take the borrowing of an equal sum from this nation. "BOBBY" BLEWETT NAMED PRESIDENT OF LEAGUE SEATTLE, Dec. 16.?Robert L. Blc wetL a lawyer, todfiy was elected president of the Northwestern base ball league. Blewott at one time was a pitcher for the old Tacoma Tigers. Ho succeeds Ed. R. Hughes, sport ing editor of The Times. ON THE ALAMEDA ?4*? SEATTLE. Dec. 16.?Tho Alameda sails for Juneau tonight. Passengers for Juneau include. Henry Judd, wife** and baby, Mrs. Scammon, Mrs. Mary Burgen, Judge Royal A. Gunnison, Carl Mathewson, J. V. Cunnanc, Mrs. Bert Howdeshell, Mary Johnson, J. G. Shepard. Miss E. Smith, Mrs. J. B. Jackson, Violet Morris. RECEIVER FOR "SUN" ??!?? SEATTLE, Dec. 16.?S. P. Weston, business manager, today was appoint ed receiver for the Seattle Sun. SULZER IN CALIFORNIA SEATTLE, Doc. 3.?Charles A. Sul sor. Prince of Wales Island, newly elected Alaska senator, will leave Se attle today for California with his wife and con. Mr. Sulzer Is taking a vacation trip which he expects to last two months. During his stay in tho states ho will go on to Washing ton and New York, returning to Ala ska early in February. OPEN NAVAL BIDS WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.?Bids were opened yesterday by the Navy De partment for the construction of eight submarines, the displacement to be 1066 tons each. US-JAPANESE WASHINGTON, JDeo. 16.?"War with Japan in May of last year was avoided only bocnuso Japan bcllovod tho United States was prepared to soon give up tho Philippine Islands," Representative Hobson, of Alabama told tho Houso naval committeo today. "I also know," ho said, "that when California decided to segregato the white and Jnponeso school children,! and tho Japanese situation wan alarming in that stato, Japan had' mapped out in advance a form of gov ernment which sho would use in the Philippines." CHASES DRESDEN LIMA. PERU. Dec. 18.?Official dts-l patches received last night by the Germany embassy said tho fugitive; cruiser Dresden slipped out of the harbor at Punta Arenas, Straits of Magellan, and steamed "West, pursued by tho British, cruiser Bristol. SKY FIGHTERS OF GERMANY DECREASE XEW VOttK, Dec. 16.?A Paris cable says tho Germans have lost seven j Zeppelins since the war began, and 52 aoroplancs. with 8G officers and men. Inquiries indicate that at pres ent the Germans do not posess more than 28 airships and 287 neroplnnea, all told. OVERTURES MADE FOR GETTING SLICE OF TRADE NEW YORK, Dec. 15.?It is an nounced that tho temporary commit tee on "Made in the U. S. A." of which Commisionci of Weights and Measures Hartigon is chairman, has agreod to cooperate with four Latin Amorican newspapers of Now York in trying to bring to New York a largo part of the $300,030,000 South and Central American tiado, which boforo tho war went to Europe. KETCHIKAN SENDS GIFT FOR THE RELIEF SHIP ? 1 ?" SEATTLE, Dec. 4.?Tho Belgian rellof fund was augmented yesterday by the receipt of a bill of lading from H. Goemaero, of Ketchikan, Alaska, for ten barrels of salt codfish, tho donation of Ketchikan citizens, and $12.55, contributed by Lyla Strong on bohalf of the Ladles' Aid Association of Nowport. THIRTY MILLION IN REVENUE IS LOST WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.?Assistant Secretary of tho Treasury Peters says the European war has cost the United States approximately $30,000,000 in revenue. For tho fiscal year to date tho ro vonne derived at tho custom houses amounted to $94,238,843, compared with $140,447,000 for the same period last year. This would givo a deficit of $46,000,000, of which the Undor wooa tariff is responsiblo for tho Iosb of $5,000,000 a month, he says. "TURN ASOUT FAIR PLAY," SAYS MINISTER GERARD WASHINGTON, Doc. 1C.?American Ambassador Gerard at Berlin says in regard to the sale of war materials to tho allies by American manufac turers: "Germany appears to forgot that .oho delivered .contraband of war to Mexico during American-interven tion." COPPER FROM UTENSILS BOSTON, Dec. 16.?A Borne des patch says .that owing to tho scarcity of copper in Germany the government intends to commander all copper cooking and household'utensils. Maxi mum prices are to be introduced for aluminum, antimony, nickol and tin. ' FOB SALE.?Now "National Cash Register. Small size. Enqulro Em pire office. PARIS, Doc. 1C.?A special dispatch from Madrid sayi- : "Rcllablo news rocolved here sayo that Emperor William's condition, al though recorded by tho bulletins in Berlin an 'improving,' Is giving great 1 family, and his physicians apeak of a serious throat troublo which fol- , dlpthorla that tho Emperor contract- 5 od during his visit to tho Eastern bat tlofront." GERMAN TRENCHES TAKEN BY ALLIES 1 LONDON, Deo; 16.?Tho British j "War Offlco claimed this morning" that j IIvo mlloB of German trenches had been captured lh Belgium south of Yprcs, by tho combined attacks of the < Allied armies. . "Substantial progress has been made," the statomont says, "and fight- 1 !dj> has been resumed at all points In tho long front" SAY BELGRADE'S 1 EXACUAIION NEEDED ( VIENNA, Dec. 16.?Abandonment ] of Bclgrado by the Austrlans is ex plained in tho official communication Issued at army headquarters Inst night ' as follows: ] "lu tho Southern theare of war our ( right wing Involved a chnngo in our * military plans, which mndo It advla- 1 able for >pt to abandon Belgrade. We i evacuated tho city without fighting. "Our troopa havo fought long and fatiguing battles, but are in the best of spirits." j NATION'S NEW BANKER SEES IMPROVED CONDITIONS WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.?Financial ] conditions throughout tho country are ( greatly Improved according to reports ' recolvod by tho Federal Reserve ] board. ^ OUR WHEAT BOUGHT, ?y? -1 WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.?Franco in three months ending with October Imported 470,000,000 pounds of wheat, of which 226,000,000 wore from the < United States, It is declared hero. STATE MAY FIND JOBS. TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 15. ? With * the recent closing of tho prlvato em- , ploymcnt agencies, brought about by public voto on tho initiative measure at tho recent election,-a movement ( has been started for the CBtablishinnt of stato employment agencies in the larger cities, similar to tho state agencies in Massachusetts. Tho rec ommendation will bo ono of the fea tures of tho annual report of State I.a bor Commlslsoner Olson, and It is ex poctcd that the proposition will bo brought boforo the session of the log- ? islaturo this winter. HUNGARIAN CABINET ANGRY AT GERMANY LONDON, Dec. 16.?A letter to the London correspondent of a Hungarian newspaper states that the violt of the Prime Ministor to Gormany was un ed. Peace agitation may result in a split In tho dual monarchy and Hun gary's liberty may result Chiof Doputy Marshal J. F. Mullen roturncd from Ketchikan on tho Jef ferson this morning. tho government construction depart look after some work under way att'he companied by his bride. The Empire has more readers than LONDON, Dec. 16.The Yorkshire Evening News says that two German cruisers were sunk in an engagement this afternoon between the Germa nfleet and the British flotilla in the North Sea. A dispatch from Hartlepool says that an English flotilla of torpedo boats were fired on this afternoon by German cruisers, who were steaming eight miles off shore Adispatch from Paris says the Belgian town of Westend is being violently bom barded by the British fleet. LONDON, Dec. 16.?Without warning, and aided by a blanket of fog which hung low over the North Sea, German cruisers bombarded the coastrcities of Scarborough, Whitby and Hartlepool, in the Northeastern part of England, between 9 and 10 o'clock, diis morning, killing many people, and doing great property damage, in what the Ad miralty declares was ""one of the most daring marine raids ever made." LONDON-IS EXCITED London was thrown into a high fever of excitement and as the bulletins were posted, Lloy'ds mnounced that all insurance would be suspended, in the North Sea, pending receipt of definite lews of a naval engagement which is believed to be taking place between the attackers, and Brit sh warships, which steamed North from Dover immediately upon receipt of the first bulletin from Kfartlepool. "Residents of Hartlepool were awakened this morning by heavy gun firing. A great crowd )f people assembled at the beach to learn from whence the sounds came, Shells from Ger man ships soon began dropping into the city, whereupon the crowd rapidly sought shelter." This ,vas the first news received in London this morning. PEOPLE ARE KILLED ~ ? ? i mi t i ; xi- - An official dispatch from Hull, a nearby city, said: "JNine people were Kineu uurmg uie wi- . nan bombardment of HartlepooL The roof of St. Martin's church was perforated, by shells. An >th*er'"woman v,-as killed v/hi te standingr ieside her husband in a shop. The roofs of many houses .vere carried away by shells, and part of the city is in flames. Fugitives reaching, here from Hartlepool and Scarborough say the damage in both cities is tremendous." . At 11 o'clock this morning an official message to the Admiralty from Hull said: "The bom jardment of Hartlepool lasted 25 minutes. The hostile vessels which took part in the operation lever once were clearly visible from shore. The forts on the river Tess replied to the German ves sels' fire, but it is believed without effect. Pieces of shells have been found all over Hartlepool md the damage inflicted , one of the finest quarters of the town is said to be considerable. One shell hit ahuge gas tank and set it on fire. "THREE SHELLS A MINUTE" An official message from Red Car, York County, said: "During the height of the bombard ment of Scarborough, as many as a half dozen flashes of the 'German guns would be counted in a space of two minutes." "When-the Gennan shells began falling in Scarborough," says an official telegram from that :ity, "the people rushed out of their houses in a state of greatest excitement. The crowds ran lurriedly to the railroad station and all who could boarded a train that was just leaving for Hull. Several buildings were set afire in Scarborough and a number of people were killed. The Ger man ships fought from the cover of a protecting fog. Many people from the two cities have flQd to the interior towns." From Whitby came a dispatch that two German cruisers bombarded that port at the time :he shelling of Scarborough and Hartlepool took place. MARINE BATTLE IN PROGRESS. The raid of the German fleet was received with great excitement throughout all England to hiy. At noon the Admiralty announced: "British flotillas have been engaged with the enemy at several points and the situation is 'developing.' We are unable to ascertain whether the attack is designed merely to spread panic among the British people?whether its purpose is to engage the British fleet in a general action, or whether it is o forerunner to an attempt to escort troops across the North Sea for a landing on the British coast. The Admiralty also announced that there were four atfcfbking cruisers in the German fleet off Scarborough, and that they had no difficulty in dropping shells in the cities bombarded. British vessels are in pursuit of the raiders and a battle is believed to be in progress in the GERMANS START BACK FOR HELIGOLAND, SCATTERING MINES. LONDON, Dec. 16. ( p. m.)?The German cruisers which bbmbarded the English towns are reported fleeing before the British fleet, scattering mines in their wake, to delap pursuit. They Aeroplanes are patrolling the Northumberland coast to give warning of any fresh attacks which might be attempted by German shigs disengaged from the sea fight. A Scarborough dispatch says eighteen people were killed there. In one house four were killed outright, anc three met death in another house, by bursting shells. The local gas works and lum ber yards were fired. ;; Thirty shells were dropped into Whitby. Many houses were wrecked. One civilian died of wounds. The German guns were heard twenty miles inland from Whitby. WITNESS TELLS OF DAMAGE. HULL, Dec. 16.?James Harvey Scott, of Scarborough, who arrived here after* the bom bardment, said: "I could hardly believe it was a real attack; I thought the English battleships were practicing. Then I saw a shell fall on the roof of a house, which caught fire. The Baim ford Hotel; in the center o; the town, also was struck. As I walked to the station shells were bursting, overhead and at the station, shells fell into the yard. "A man, accompanied >y his wife and children, came running into the station, saying the . GERMANS CROSSED NORTH SEA .* t (' :artlopodl ia a city of 23.000 peoplo, on tfilofjcoist of Durham county, and Is approximately 400 miles duo west of Heligoland, the Gorman naval baso off Kiel, from which the Gorman raiders would start across the North Sea 1'or their exploit. Thirty-nlno miles southeast of Hartlepool Is Whitby, a port of 12,000 popula tion, and in tho county of York. Scarborough, also in York, in a port of 25$,000'.people,; and Is 21 miles south of Whitby. .Evidently tho German cruisers' shells swept the coast of England for a distance of sixty miles. It would take the. C mum fleet at least sixteen hours of full steaming to go from Heligoland to where they could bombard tho citl03 In the Northeast of England,?Tho Editor.)