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VOL. V., NO. 647. JUNEAU, ALASKA. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18. 1014. . PRIfE TEN CENTS.
1 ? j ? i ' . " ' ' ' ' ' " ' . " ? r__ ? '?-? ? ?* ? ? .? ? ' ?? ? ? ?? ;1 ? ? ?? 1 ? ? ? ? . i*. 1 ; 1 : ? ; : "NICKEL IN SLOT" MACHINES AND CARD GAMES ARE NO MORE ? "fr ? Late this afternoon It was ? * declared at the marshal's of- * + fice that card games for "bin- + * gles", dice games?in fact, any ?? + games of chanco for monoy or * * goods are Included In tho or- * + der. If the games do not cease + ?fr all paraphernalia will be seiz- * ? cd. * ?> ?? Card machines, money machines and all devices having the nickel-in the-slot attachment for the lure of the five-cent piece, will be a thing of the past in Southeastern Alaska when the family clock strikes eight tonight The United States marshal's office this morning issued an order that all slot machines must go, and "forth with" was tacked to the writ to in sure an immediate funeral. By cur few timo the whir of the cards will cease, the lookout probably will tell tho porter to melt up his brass blngles and tho nickel-plated machines will be relegated to the obscurity of tho back-room, while in the resorts where the money machines have for so long reaped their harvest of coins, the muslin "profit sack" will be unburd ened for the last time. "The law is plain on the slot ma chine." said a member of the mar shal's stafT today. "The existence of the slot machine for several years' here, and in other point3 in the first division, is due to the fact that other reforms had to be brought about first.' The law says the machines may be, confiscated, but tho department will likely not enforce this provision, un less immediate compliance with the] order to do away with the devices is refused." The cigar stores, the saloons and the restaurants where the slot ma chines have thrived, not long ago were given the impression that, sooner or later, the machines would bo blue tlcketcd. and consequently, no real sur prise was shown today when the order was made public. Thero arc aDout ten cara macnmes la Juneau to one of the money payers.; The latter device are said to reap; profits of 200 per cent, while some of the cigar dealers claim the straight card machines, on the average, do little better than "sell the cigars at their market price." District Attorney John -J. Reagan this morning said: "In no other part; of Alaska, except this First Judicial! Division, has there been a slot machine or other gambling device in operation for years. This office called the ?at tention of the U. S. marshal's office to the report of the Ketchikan grand jury in relation to the abolishing of the machines and other gambling de vices and pointed out the provisions of the law on the mater. It was up to them to take action." ! OREGON MOOSELESS PORTLAND. Dec. 18.?As a result of Its small vote at the last election, the Progressive party has lost Its legal Identity in Oregon. JUDGE JOHN R. WINN ILL AT ST. ANN'S ?<* ' Judge John R. Winn, who has not been in robust health for some time, was taken to St. Ann's Hospital yes terday on the advico of his physician. Dr. L. O. Sloanc. The case is not considered serious. Prompt and good care, were however, deemed neces sary as the judgo is suffering from a very serious cold. Miss Gailbralth, special nurse, is helping to care for him. BEHRENDS MONTANA CREEK CLAIMS GO TO PATENT Register C- B. Walker and Receiv er Frank A. Boyle of the Juneau land office this morning signed the final certificate to B. M. Behrends for the following lode mining claims: Crown Point, Dewey. May Bell. Montana, all situated on Montana Creek, In the Juneau recording district. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?34. Minimum?29. Partly cloudy?Snow. j Precipitation?2$ inch. EASTERN ROADS MAY RAISE RATES WASHINGTON*. Dec. IS.?Tho ap plication Tor a five per cent, advance in freight rates today was granted tho Eastern railroads by the Interstate Commerco Commission. Certain spec ified commodities were excepted. ?> ? ?> ? -t- ? -j- ? ?> >;? ? TROOPS TO NACO * ? EL PASO. Dec. IS.?Nino * trains of American infantry -> ?fr passed through hero today, on v their way to Naco, Arizona. ? ?V + MINING ENGINEER CIMMITS SUICIDE PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 18? Harry K. Preston, widely known as a min ing engineer, committed suicide in a hotel hero last night GOETHALS SAILS FOR NEW YORK COLON, Dec. IS.?Colonel George W. Gocthals. governor of the Panama canal zone sailed today for Washing ton. to appear before the various com mittees of Congress, and to spend the holidays with his children. Colonel Gocthals yesterday wired his approval of tho order sending the U. S. S. Tacoma to Cristobal, to en force the neutrality of the United States. FIVE YEARS TO PUT OUR NAVY IN ORDER WASHINGTON. Dec. 18.?Rear Ad miral Fiske testified before the house cimmittcc yesterday that it would take five years to put tho United States navy in the highest state of effic iency. CAPTURED BANDIT IS LONG SOUGHT CINCINNATI. Dec. 18.?The daring auto bandit who yesterday was mor tally wounded by a policeman, after he had held up and robbed four banks of $20,000, today was Identified as Frank G. Hohl, a notorious desporado, for whose apprehonslon the pollco of several cities have been on the look out for the past two years. THOUSANDS OF RESERVISTS WANT TO CROSS SEAS NEW YORK. Dec. 18.?More than 500,000 German and Austrian reservists are in New York awaiting transpor tation to Join the colors of their father land. TARDY JUSTICE DEALT TO LATE JACOB FURTH SEATTLE, Dec. 18.?The stain of guilt that caused the death of Jacob Furth, a pioneer of the Northwest, today was wiped out when the State supreme court unanimously held that Mr. Furth was Innocent of the charge of aiding and abetting the receipt of deposits by the bank at LaConnor, Wash., when the bank was insolvent. Mr. Furth was convicted in the Whatcom County superior court. Be fore he had been sentenced ho died, of a broken heart, it was said. TO SAIL ON AL-KI. SEATTLE, Dec. IS.?When the steamship aI-KI calls for Juneau at 9 o'clock tonight, sbo will take the following passengers for Juneau: G. M. Scott, Herbert Scott, Mrs. I. E. Rust, O. R. Lohnor. OLD "RUSH" SOLD ?<? SEATTLE, Dec. IS.?The steamship Rush, formerly tho United States rev enue cutter Rush, which for year? made her northern headquartor? In Juneau, today was sold by the Unit ed States marshal to the Independ ent Fisheries Company for 55,200. M WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.?J. P. Mor gan today conferred with . Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane, and It was learned that he told the secre tary. that within a few days ho would submit a definite written proposal on behalf of tho AlaskaSyndlcato to sell tho Copper River & Northwestern railroad at Cordova, to tho govern ment. Secretary Lano would glvo no Inti mation of his Intentions in tho prom It Is commonly rumored In Wash ington that tho Morgan Interests aro willing to sell tho Copper River road at a loss, rather than see the govern ment build a parallel lino at some oth er point at tidewater on tho coast of Alaska. <? + * ?> * ? ?> TAPE IS ACQUITTED * 4. ?~? 4 ? SEATTLE. Doc. 18?Frank ? ? A. Tapo, Involved In tho charg- ? ? 08 against China Dan and oth- ?3? ? era of the alleged "conspiracy ? ring", today was acquitted of ? ?> chargOB of bribery. ? . + * ? ? ?> 44 ? ? * ?> <? *:? * ? <? ? * SEATTLE, Dec. 18.?Frank' H. Tape former interpreter at tho Seattle im migration station, was acquitted on December 10, of the charge of .having ! conspired to intimidate witnesses in tho government's case against Tapo for ! alleged bribery and extortion in un-;, lawfully allowing Chinamen to be, brought into this country. Immediately after his acquittal ho}, went to trial on tho charge of recolv-i Ing bribes, of which ho today was ac-] quitted. Tape, as In the previous case, was represented by former United States; Attornoy Elmer E. Todd, aud Walter: 5. Fulton. Assistant United States At-] torney Gcorgo F. Fishburno and Al- j bcrt Moodie representing the govern ment In tho case Tapo was charged with; receiving sums ranging from 525 to 5300 for making falso interpretations in conducting examinations of Chlncso at the local immigration station. The Jury trying the case composed of the folowing named; Paul Basson, hotel keeper, Ronton; R. C. Barrie, carpenter, Klrkland; A. B. Maplo, car penter. 6904 Twenty-fourth Avenue; 1 J. B. Turner, farmer, WodlnviUo; W. t M. Cowley, real estate, 213 Now York l Block; Edward M. Brown, farmer, Un- 1 cas; N. S. Soper, blacksmith, 4724 : Thirty-Sixth avenue, northeast; Ben. I Willard, undertaker, Stanwood; G. W. < Cleveland, export accountant, state < public sorvlco commission, 7722 La- } tona Avenue,; 0. E. Hann, plasterer; i 7539 First avenue northeast; A. Dah- : Ian, cngiqoer, 46 East Boston street; : and M. G. Fields, laborer. Ronton. I ITALY TO STICK IF CAIRO MENACED ( NEW YORK, Dec. 18.?A Bordeaux j cable says: A secrot ararngeraent . has been made by Great Britain and \ Italy whereby Italy will throw 500,000 ' menaces Cairo. Italy will tako thlB j stop, it Is added, for protection of hor , interests in Tripoli. DRIVE 200-FOOT TUNNEL AT MINE VALDEZ, Dec. 7.?Olaf Olson, Jim * Frazer, Jim O'Brien, and John Baum ! left this morning for the Sealey-Davis property to start work on tho 200foot tunnel they have contracted to drive. Tho Sealey-Davis claims havo been i leased to a syndicate of local flnau- < ciers, consisting of George Treat, ono ' of tho original owners of the Cliff mine ' and the Midas property. Superintend- .1 cnt Ray Millard, of the Granite mino, I Judge Lyons, John Ficnbloom, L. Gra- ? ham and Arthur Pinkus. i Tho holders of the lease are con- 1 fidont that the property can be made 1 ono of the largest producers on Prince < William Sound. They have had sew 1 oral experts examlno tho claims and intend to spend considerable money .< opening up the ground and prospect ing tho claims. A larg*: supply of mining cquipmont and food was sent to Shotu t>ay this i morning.?The Prospector.) i POOD IN SEATTLE, Doc. 18.?A mob of two hundred mpn, nearly all of whom woro members of tho Industrial Work ers of tho World, raldbd a big Sec ond Avenue restaurant last night and seized all tho food they could carry A riot call was cent to police head quarters and a score of policemen re sponded. Forty lehders of the gang were placed under arrest, while a crowd of several thousand people pack ed tho streets. The members of the mob had re fused food nnd lodging offered them by tho new municipal hotel, accord ing to tho police. GARDNER PLEADS FOR NEWi WARSHIPS WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.?Repre sentative A. P. Gardner today before tho House naval committee urged tho commltteo to ask 'appropriations for tho construction of the full number of warships recommended by tho gen eral nuval board. AGAINST BIGGER ARMY AND NAVY WASHINGTON. ..Per. 18. ? "The : rarest increase In army and navy which wo hear advocated will bo required by tho United States noither todaynor to morrow, nor can it be supplied right 1 away." With this statcmont, Vice President Marshall aligned himself with oppononts of a bigger army and lavy policy. i WORKS OF ART ARE "STORED" IN RIVER ' ?*? NEW YOIiK, Dec. IS.?It Is report ed abroad that man/ of the prlceloss art treasures of Bolgium, formerl yin iVntwerp, were enclosed In waterproof ( :ontainer8 and sunk In the rlvor Scheldt, beforo tho Germans took tho city. Rucbcn's "Descent from the Sross," a famouc mastorpiccc. Is sup posed to bo among tho workB of art stored in the river. I NO MORE DELAYS WASHINGTON. Dec. 18.?As the result of a series of conferences be- 1 Lwcen the British Anibnsndor and of ficials at the State Dopartmont. Sec retary Bryan has announced that an xrrangement had been made to min imize the delays in tho shipment of ( rotton from American torts to Eur- ' jpean countries, Including all tho bcl ligcrant8. The British government j xlready has become a party to this xrrangomcnt, and the Fronch Ambas- 1 sador has given assurances that his 1 Sovernmcnt will approvo it. BEG SWISS PARDON LONDON, Dee. IS?The British gov srnment, in expressing regret to the Swiss government that her aviators had failed to observe instructions and ivoid the Swiss territory when fly- : ing to Frledrichshnfen, Germany, ox- ' prcssly declared that this must not : be interpreted as a recognition by tho government of Great Britain of tho ixistonco of a sovcrignity of tho air. RETURN TO PARIS BORDEAUX, Dec. IS.?It was an- 1 oounced today that Presidont Poin- ' hire's family will-return to their homo j In Paris tomorrow. NATIVE IS ACCUSED KETCHIKAN, Dec. 11.?V/. D. Mac Uillan, United States Dcputy-Marshal xt Craig, arrived on last night's boat ivith Willie Gardner, a hr.lf-breed boy 1 who Is charged with having broken In to tho United States mail and stolen 1 two registered lettor3. As this chargo 1 is a serious one, and the boy is not inoro than 14 or 15 years of age, tlioro 1 is a probability that he may be tried !or a lesser offense. As it is now, tho ' :harge against him is that of robbing the mails. GOLDSTEIN'S EMPORIUM J TO BE OPEN EVENINGS j Goldstein's Emporium will bo opon < mtil 10 o'clock every night next week ip to and including Christmas Eva DENIES DEEEATS LONDON, Doc, 18.?Whllo Berlin and Vienna contend the Russlanu are falling back along tholr entire front from the Baltic Sea to the Carpathian mountains, with the invading center Icbs than thirty miles from Warsaw, tho Russian official announcements admit none of this; tho Pctrograd war office have dlcmisscd the -hap penings in Gallcla as engagements of no importance and thoy class tho op erations to tho West of Warsaw in tho came category. Claims German Setback Potrograd claims that tlio extreme Russian right, wing, near Mlawn, haB thrust tho Germans back and that largo bands of Cossacks havo swung across tho Southorn border, into East Prussia. News that Borlin laBt night cele brated tho announcement of a German victory in tho East was bulletined hero this morning, but military men declare tho retreat of tho Russian forces was a necoasary move, and that the Borlin demonstration gives no weight to events In tho PoliBh and Galiclan battlefields. Army exports say Germany's move ments in tho East were designed to split tho Russian lino, in .order to cut communication between the main Rus sian force, and that force which is operating against tho besieged fort rcco cf Cracow. In London tho alleg ed rPtrcat of ithb Rasslans in "regard ed ar. a necessary retrogradntion, which will bo followed by a new Rus- 1 slan attack. Germans Lcaa runts It was learned in London this af ternoon that tho German field mar shal, Goncral Von dor Gollz, had been appointed military commander of Constantinople, and is acting minister Df war of the Turkish government. A. German admiral also has been com missioned to tako over tho ministry of marine of the TurklBh government Egypt has boon placed under the pro tection of Great Britain and tho gov ernment is planning to defend tho eountrv. GIVES BULLION BACK. CHIHUAHUA, Dec. 18.?Gen Villa oaa ordered the bullion of the Ameri can Smblting & Refining Co, roturncd to tho company "upon its settling with Gen. Garcia for tho expenses in curred," it Is stated horo. FOUR DAY FETE. PETERSBURG, Dec. 12.?Tho Sons of Norway aro preparing for a four lay New Year celebration, commenc ing Dccombor 28, and closing with a grand ball New Years ovc. A con vention is to be held during the cel ebration, with delegates present from the lodges at Ketchikan, Douglas, Juneau and other points.?(Tho Re port.) REVOLT IS OVER CAPETOWN, Doc. 18.?In a state ment Issued to the press today Pre mier Botha said he considered the Boor rebellion in South Africa com pletely ohded. RESIN AS BALLAST. WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.?Sonator Hoke Smith of Georgia will recom mend to southern shippers that they use turpentine and resin as ballast tor cotton in neutral ships and avoid including copper as ballast. GERMANS FACE RUIN. BOSTON,' Doc. 18.?Horbort Coroy, writing in the Globo from Berlin, says :hat under tho outward assurance of victory expressed by tho Germans, there is evidently an increasing wor rlmcnt, many . admitting that if the war lasts a year they will .-be bank rupt. MORSE NOW BECOMES TRANSPORTATION HEAD NEW YORK. Dec. 18.?C. W. Morse s to inaugurate a eteamsblp line to Bermuda,under tho .United States flag, nr.vlng purchased the Oceana, a 14. )00-ton steamer, It is announced here. Empire ads roach moat readora. SCOUT CRUISER PATROL AND DESTROYER DOON LOST, GERMANS CLAIM LONDON, Dec. 18.?Berlin's official communication today declares that the British scout cruiser Patrol, a vessel of 2,940 tons, displacement, and the 545-ton destroyer Doon, were sunk Wednesday afternoon by the Kaiser's fleet, following the shell ing of Hartlepool, Whitby and Scarobrough, on the Yorkshire coast. In reply, the Admiralty issued a statement saying the Doon and the Patrol were struck by shells from the German fleet, and that 5 men were killed and 15 wounded on those vessels, but no mention of the loss of the vessels is made. Both vessels were capable of a speed of 2G knots per hour. GERMANS LOSE ARRAS TRENCHES ?*? PARIS, Dec. 18.?The War Office announced this afternoon that the day; had been marked by a concerted ad vance of the Allies In Belgium, with a vigorous offensive movement sweep ing the Germans back. It Is declared the French are grad ually becoming masters of the Ger man trenches about Arras. North of the road from' Ypres to Manln and Southeast of Blxchoote fur ther progress of the Allies was re corded in the early war news. ?... i ?> ?. ? ? *> v ?> v ?> ?> -J* ?> <? 4 * AN XMAS PRESENT ! ! * ?? ? * PARIS, Dec. 18.?A dispatch ? 4 from northeastern France * * quotes Gen. Joffre as saying: ?> * "Wo shall have a Christmas 4; 4 present for our people If things 4 4 go well." 4 4 4 ?i ?$? sj* ?|? eje ?J? ?*? sjs ?*? ?$? ??*? RESERVES CALLED. LONDON, Dec. 18.?It Is reported that the Kaiser has Issued an order announcing that the second line of landsturn must bo read^ for active scrvlco on Doc. 20. COMPANY LOSES. PARIS, Dec. 18.?1? Is claimed licro that It is costing the Hamburg-Ameri can Line ?500,000 a month to main tain its steamers and crews, tied up by the war. AFTER WESTERN TRADE CHRIST!ANIA, Dec. 18.?It is an-j nounccd that tho Norwogian Stenm ship Co. has ordered four steamers, to coat 52,000,000, for trade with wes-i torn ports of America, by way of Panama Canal. CHICAGO WOULD PUT CLOCKS HOUR AHEAD ST. PAUL, Dec. 18.?A Chicago special says that there is widespread discussion among commercial and fin ancial interests in that city to change Chicago from central to eastern time, thus conforming to New York time. FOURTEEN NEW SHIPS FOR ENGLAND'S NAVY NEW YORK, Dec. IS.?Tho World : states that within six months tho list of tho British navy will be augment ed by six supcr-drcadnaughts and eight battlo cruisers. All these ships will bo equipped defensively and of fensively moro powerfully than any men-of-war now afloat, the . World says. HEIRS OF SOLDIERS PAID LIFE INSURANCE BOSTON, Doc. IS.?A Borlin special says tho German Military Service & Life Insurance Co. has already paid $3,760,000 to heirs of German.soldiers. ON THE "SEATTLE" SEATTLE, Dec/ 18.?The City of Seattle sailed fir; tho North last ov onlng at nine o'clock with tho follow ing passengers for Juneau: M. AbraYns. Edward Worsted; Mrs. M. Davis, Dolllo Rainy, Ernest Rtch tor, Charles Bartell. For Treadwell.?J. A. Graybill. GERMAN LOSS CONFIRMED Confirmation of the sinking of the German cruiser Frieder ich Karl in the Baltic Sea sev eral days ago reached here to day in a dispatch from Petro grad, which says the cruiser struck a mine and four hundred of her crew of seven hundred men perished. NORWEGIANS VICTIMS An official dispatch from Grimsby this morning reads as follows: "Four survivors of the Nor wegian steamship Vaaren, which struck a mine in the North Sea and sank in three minutes were brought into Grimsby by a traw ler which found them clinging to an upturned lifeboat. Thir teen members of the crew of the Vaaren were killed or drowned when the vessel sank yesterday." Raid Long Planned. That tho German naval bombard ment of the Yorkshire coast was con templated for soino tlino was tho statement made In Rome this morn ing by Prince Von Buelow, new Ger man ambassador -to Italy. According to advices from Rome, Von Buelow ays that soon after the war broko out the German naval staff had mado plans to cross tho North Sea and bombard the coast of England, but that the attention of the War Depart ment was concentrated on the battle fields of Franco and Poland, and tho naval dash had been postponed. "I expect greater deeds of tho navy of tho Kaisor shortly," Von Buelow Is quoted as saying In Rome. Wanted Switzerland. A now phase of Germany'3 nttltudo toward neutral countries developed to day when Lc Matin, a leading Jnurnal of Paris, published photographs of German ten and twenty pfennig stamps across which arc printed In black let ters "Schwelz ton centimes" and "Schwoiz twenty-five centimes." Tho editor of Lo Matin says these stamps arc proof that Germany had mado plans to annex Switzerland after Franco was taken and the editor claims ho has stamps of this descrip tion in his possession. EMDEN SAILORS ARE REPORTED CAPTURED TOKIO, Dec. 18.?It was annnouno od todny that British warships havo captured the German sailors of tho Eradon, who escaped when tho Em den was sunk, and havo slnco been preying on commerce by using tho schooner Aysha, which they seized and oqulpped with two cannon. CHAMPAGNE GRAPE HARVEST LARGEST ? -?*?*'1 ? PARIS, Dec. IS.?According to La Figaro the 1D14 harvest of grapes In the French champagne district was tho most satisfactory for the last eight years. Total production Is esti mated to exceed considerably an aver ago crop. COST OF WAR GROWS. BERNE, Dee. 18.?Tho Financial review of the Swiss Bankvcreln esti mates' that the war Is now costing the Ave principal belligerent nations alono a total .of ?55,000,000 a day, and that tho losses In men now ex ceed 2,000.000. At this rate, tho ro vlow says, the war cannot go on much longer.