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VOL. V.,MO.648. ~ . JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATUKPAY, PECEMBEB19,"1914: PRICE TEN CENTS. , ALLIES BREAK THROUGH GERMAN LINES IN WEST INTERIOR TRAPPER MISSING FAIRBANKS. ALASKA. Dec. 19? Bob Lagin, a' trapper and prospector of the Tacotna district is believed to have been killed by Indians, who threatened his life on several occas ions. according to Lagin's friends. Lo gin has been missing for several months. Gold Decrease Shown The Wells-Fargo express office at this place has received $3,109,000 this year from prospectors and minors. The ?mount ?? floomavo of n half million from the last year's output Wishes War To End. William Hebllng. a German haker, of Fairbanks, who was arrested at Dawson this fall, while on his way outside, writes from Naniamo, B. C., that he will bo a prisoner thero until the war is over. Hebllng said "he wished the war were over now." Eight Inches of snow has fallen here during the last two days. It was bad ly needed on the trails. B. M. BEHRENDS BANK IN NEW- HOME On and after Monday, Decem ber 21, the B. M. Behrends bank I will be open for business In Its new home. The public Is invited to Inspect the Interior of the bank this ev ening between tho hours of 7 and 9 p. m. lae ioregoiug aiiuvunnsiucui. nas made by the bank management this morning. It marks the achievement of an epoch-making career in the his tory of the institution: the trans ition from pioneer days and primi tive surroundings to the modern; from the temporary to the permanent The building symbolizes in its beautiful classic architecture and enduring qual ities the realization of all that is, and has been hoped for in this great Territory- It stands as a monument not only to the enterprise and faith and labor of its founder, but also to the town which has the honor to be the capital of Alaska. The new home Is one of the best bank buildings on the Pacific coast, probably the best north of San Fran cisco, certainly the equal of any on the coast and of those to bo found in other large cities of the country. CHIEF FRIEMAN ASKED FOR SEVERAL THINGS Chief Sim. Frieman, of the Juneau Fire Department at last night's ses sion of the City Council asked for sev eral things. First, he wanted the I practice of ringing curfew on the fire bell stopped, stating that it created confusion among the firemen; second, lights placed on the poles where box es can be distinguised; believed that a now fire bell should be Installed; also asked for a small pump to facil itate the handling of acids used in the chemical fire apparatus. He got the pump. But Chief Mc Brlde. of the police force, raised ob jections to the abolishing of the cur few?said It must have It to get the youngsters off the street. While" he was still voicing his objections a bois terous noise gave evidence of coast ers flying down Main street past the City Hall. The new bell can't be bought until money Is more plentiful. The question of lights for the alarm boxes will be investigated. WASHINGTON ALLOWS REFUGEES TO PASS WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.?Permis sion today was granted by the State through the United States, of 500 German women and children who were left stranded In China when the war KWSVA AMf Thf> rAfnc<M>? will nrelvo in San Francisco. S. A. Hemple and Mrs. Hemple, of Valdes, passed through Juneau aboard the Mariposa last night enroute to Seattle for the holidays. . Vv;*. Rev. J. M. .Bailey Mturned_ terJu aeau from Slfka on the Georgfa 'fo day. .-?:> THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?31. Minimum?17. Partly cloudy. BOX RENT I IS RAISED 25 PERCENT. Postmaster Earle L. Hunter yes terday announced that beginning Jan uary 1st, 1915, box-rent (or lock space; in the new postoffice would be In creased 25 per cent, aa a result of an order received yesterday from the United States postal bureau. In Wash mgton. The new rates will be sixty cents for the smaller draws, seventy-flvo cents for the next larger size, and one dollar for the key draws. The rates are for quarterly periods. Heretofore the scale of rates has been forty-five cents, sixty cents, and seventy-five cents. "Tho postal department's orders to increase the rate, Is based on tho In crease of postal business here since tho new office was opened." Postmast er Hunter said last night "Wo aro handling more mail than ever before in the history of Juneau, according to the records on filo. When we had the old postoffice, the limited space pro hlblted many people from securing lock-boxes, but the new office has pro vided boxes for all" MEMORIAL TO VICTIMS OF MAINE FINISHED WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.? Only finishing touches were necessary yes terday to complete the Maino memorial in Arlington National cemetary to those who perished when the battle ship Maine was blown up in Havana harbor in February, 1898. After years of work, the memorial practically is ready for formal dedication on Febru ary 15 next, the seventeenth anniver sary of the destruction of the Maine. rne memorial was proviaea ior oy uie act of Congress. The most striking featuro of the memorial is the mainmast of the Malno itself as it stood on the ship. The mast stands erect from a granite con structed in the form of a mausoleum, and which has the contour and effect of a turret of a battleship. The base Is fourteen feet high and the diameter is twenty-six feet. In panels on the outer walls of the mausoleum are the names of those who went down when the Maine was destroyed.?(Ex.) GARRISON REVOLTS AND JOINS GENERAL CARRANZA ?'!' SAX ANTONIO, Tex., Dec. 19.?A dispatch received by the local Ameri can consul today said the Villa garri son at San Louis Potoisi revolted this morning and surrendered the city to General Santos, who is loyal to Car ran:: a. CHEF KILLS SELF SEATTLE, Dec. 19.?George Du pree, long chef at the Firloch Club, committed suicide hero today. CABINET RESIGNS WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.?It is re ported here that the Chilean cabinet has resigned. Details are lacking. SAILING POSTPONED SEATTLE, Dec. 19.?The Jefferson sailing Monday, has been postponed until Dec. 26. CHRISTMAS SHIP ARRIVES FROM SOUTH The Alameda, Capt Fred S. Warn er. Christmas ship for Southeastern Alaska, arrived at 11 o'clock thlc morning, making Juneau from Seattle In Just 59 hours runing time. She came around Cape Decision instead of going through Wrangeli Narrows. The vessel brought one of the largest malls ever received in Juneau. There aro more than four big dray loads of it, mostly parcls and other Christ mas mall. ft The following passengers wore on board for Juneau: Mrs. Bort How deshell, Marie Johns, C. W. Garfiold, J. G. Shepard, Mrs. E. Smith. Mrs. J. B. Jackson. Vivian Harris, D. Grif fith, Carl Matison, J. V. Cunnane, A. A. Humphrey, R. A. Gunnison, Mrs. R. Scannon, Mary Bergman, Harry Judd, wife and baby, Violet Morrison, Stephan Carlsou, D. W. BurtschelL iDEV Tho lay of tho dice and the slot machine this morning war; "Please go 'Way and Let Mo Sleep." The "blngle kings" are cashing In their metal and tho only ghost of tho palmy days of yesterday Is tho few freeze-out hands that are being played ; In the card rooms of local cigar om- i -? ?> iJUriUlUO iUi JjWUO VUIJT. ,j ? Yesterday's order of the United i States marshal's office to put out of j' commission all slot machines and i games of chance, has been fully com- i plied with. At eight o'clock last 1 night slot machines were turned to;) the wall; this morning they were not ] in sight, and no seizures of paraphor- 1 nalla have been reported to the fed- 1 oral officers. It is generally oxpcctcd that tho ] next move of tho authorities will bo the suppression of games behind clos ed doors. It is said that thero arc sev eral games running. One Front street ? "cigar store" is said to have been J running a flourishing gamo of pokor ' and blackjack for several monthB, in tho rear of tho "store." ThlB ostab- j lishment's orders to wholesalers are principally playing cards, it is said. ] On a recent boat tho innocent looking ; cigar store bought nearly a thousand 1 decks of playing cards. Mr. Reagan's Statement , In rosponso to many inquiries, DIs- ^ trict Attorney Reagan made the fol lowing statement this afternooon: , "Referring, to. tha reports of; tho-re cent grand Juries iri this Division with reference to gambling, section 2032 of the Compiled I*aws of Alaska de- . claros that any game played .with! , cards, dice, or any-other device, wheth- j or tho same shall be played for mon- t oy, checks, credit, or any other roj- ] rcsontatlvc of value, is gambling. And undor the Act of Congress, of August \ 24, 1912, the United States marshal | or any of his deputies, or any con- , stable or police officer is required to , solzo and destroy all instruments and devices of whatever kind used In gam- , bllng or for gambling purposes. "In further explanation of tho stat utory definition of gambling, gamb ling Is defined by tho lexicographers j as follows: 'To play a gamo for mon- j ey or other stake; to lose or squan- ( uei u> $uiuujui&. "Therefore, it Is manifest, without , Turthor explanation, that any game * of any kind played for a atako of any value of any kind is gambling. This would include not only games for , money but games played in saloons, pool rooms, cigar stores, billliard rooms, or other places for trade or trade checks; tho allowing of games ^ to bo played even for tho purpose of determining who shall pay for tho , use of a table whereon the game is 1 played, is contrary, to the statute; ^ and those participating in such games ! and the proprietors of places allow ing the same, are guilty of violating the law in this respect. "This statement ought to be suffic ient for tho guidance of the citizens of this Division with respect to gan? 1 bling." What Marshal Says As to playing cards for trado, a : federal official said to Tho Empire ' this morning: "Playing cards for bingles, cigars, drinks, or anything of value or rep resentative of value, is against tho law. Liquor dealers would bo using ordinary discretion to banish any sort of a card game from the saloon, ns it is bound to bo looked upon with suspicion althought indulged in as a mcro amusement. "Certain saloons havo boon violat ing tho Sunday closing law, so it has been complained. It is ray opinion, those saloons aro scratching away at an'earlier gravo for themselves and the more law-respecting saloons, with me uiuiivj wuu uj ?ucu Yiuiauuuo. They may eacape punishment for vio lation of this law but In tho mean whllo they arc flirting with complete destruction. Keeping open ou Sun day for card games, and oven work ing about tho premises, is not within the spirit of the Sunday closing law. If the saloon Is to exist it must pre serve the respect of public opinion as well as keep within the- law." Br. "W. W. Council and Br. C. L. Kale, both of who maro well known physicians of Cordova, are-passengers aboard the Mariposa enrouto to tho States for the holidays. ASAE" ENTERING ROME, Doc. 19.?The Italian Sen ato today adjourned, alter a unani mous manifestation in favor of pcaco In tho European war. When Pnrllamont convened two weeks ago, many of Its mombors con sidered tho advlco' by Premier Salan [Ira that Italy maintain her watchful rod armed neutrality and his refcr snco to tho Just aspirations of Italy, together with a demonstration by tho members.to mean that Italy was ready to enter tho war, but lothors, partlcu tarly the member.; of the Italian press j felt that the only thing that could plunge the country into conflict would bo Austria's attempt to annex a por tion of the provinco or Trent. DECLARES BERING COAL GOOD, TOO SEATTLE, Dec. 19? Governor J. E\ A. Strong, of Alaska, discussing tho success of the Matanuskn coal :e8ts, as confirmed by the Navy De partment, told newspaper men hero this morning that it .'was his belief that the Bering River coal, if given x fair trial, was good enough for nav ll uso, too. Governor and Mrs. Strong arrivod in Seattle last night from San Fran :isco, and will shll for Juneau next veek. -IVE MILLION TONS. ARE LOST TO WORLD CHICAGO. Dec: 19.?The Herald jays: "It is estimated that 5,000,000 :ons of mercantllo ships have been ost to the world's commerco oithor hrough being tied up in port or through laving been sunk. The Germnn and Austrian mercantllo mariuos are; of pourec, completely tied up, whilo at east 500 British, vessels havo been withdrawn from commercial trado by the British admiralty." WOMEN GOING MAD IN EUROPE, SHE SAYS PASSAIC, X. J., Dec. 19.?Mrs. R. Schwimmer, secretary of the interna tional council of equal suffrage, says that the awful censorship in Europe is driving women insane and thous xndo aro committing suicide, partlcu laxly In Austria. Sho has just returned from Europe. BOSTON TO SAVE ON MUNICIPAL LIGHTS BOSTON, Dec. 19? Under a new lighting contract botween tho city of Boston nnd the Edison Co., tho cost per lamp will be reduced from $103 to JS7.50 per year, or a saving to the city of 580,000 per year for ten years. MRS. SAYRE TO BE WITH FATHER XMAS WASHINGTON, Doc. 19.?Mrs. Fran cis Sayre, daughter of President Wil son, is expected at the White House fro Christmas and to romatn thoro for somo time afterward. Tho president ias decided not to go away from Wash ington for tho holiday, but will spend tho day at homo with his family. ? * ????- i TELEGRAPH NORMAL NEW YORK, Dec. 19.?Nowcomb Carloton, president of the Western Union, who has just returned from a trip through Texas and the Pacific Coast, says that telegraphic business today Is as normal as it wn3 in 1913. MARKET IS HEALTHY. ST. PAUL, Dec. 19.?A Chicago special says that farmers have market ed 42 per cent'more corn so far this season than for sarao time last yoai1 chid 46 per cent more wheat Judge Royal A. Gunnison roturncd this morning from a businoss trip to the Outside. Charles Holraberg, who is In charge of t^e coarso crushing plant at Thane has engaged passage for the South on the Admiral Evans, M. -Finkelstcln,. pioneer merchant formerly of Nome, but now of Cordo* va, Is a Southbound passenger on the Mariposa onroute to Seattle to attend the wedding of his -daughter, Mis3 Mlnnio Flnkelateln. '? 1 "$?i PLANNED? LONDON, Doc. 19.?An official com munlcatlon this, afternoon from Petro grad, Issued by the Russian War Of fice, caid definitely that the Auotro German attacks along the left bank of the Vistula, which have beon In progress for eeveral days, havo been repulsed. A dispatch from Petrograd to The Pall Mall Gazette describes Cracow as the real pivot of operations now developing In the East, which would Indicate the Russians are for the pres ent content to remain on the defen sive In North and Central Poland while planning an attempt to Invade Ger many from the South. Berlin Is Puzzled LONDON, Dec. 19.?Porslstont re ports of a great Gorman victory In Poland brought no response thlB morn ing from Petrograd. It is declared In advices from the Gorman capital, that while Germany is still celebrating the reported success, tho people arc puz zled over the failure to recoivo fuller; details. The Petrograd correspondent of the Mail wires that "Russian rein force-i monts are pouring Into tho front in I Poland and. tho Issue in the fighting; West of '.S&wrsaw depends on which side can fling tho largest number of men in the battle line." Train Blown Up. AMSTERDAM. > Dec. 19.?It l? ported here tlrrt <r-German- armorod train, while proceeding from Lomborg to the Carpathians, was'-blown up. KHEDIVE OF BRITISH 8YMPAHTIE8 NAMED LONDON. Dec. 19.?It was official ly announced last night that Prlnco ir?6>i&<vln Ki>mal had been annolnted to succeed Abba:) Hllml ah khedlvo of Egypt. The new Bultan Is fin undo of the retiring khetlivo. Egypt has been placed under the protection, of England as a result of Turkey's actions. A state of war ha8 been declared. ? Turkish soverlgnty over Egypt Is Bald to have terminated with the de throning of AbbaB llllmi, who aided Turkoy. The latter has now taken ref uge In Vienna. NOTED OFFICER FALLS LONDON, Dec. 19.?Captain Hon. Henry Lyndhurst Bruce, of the Roy al Scot Guards, has boon killed In the Westera arena, according to news re ceived hero today. MURDER RECALLS DURRANT CASE SACRAiMENTO. Dec. 19.?David Fountain, janitor of a Lutheran church here, has been hold in detinue, pond ing further Investigation of the mur dor of Margaret Millings, ton years old, whoso body was found in the bascmont of tho church on tho morn ing of December 5. Fountain's original story has not been shaken. The Milling girl, ho said, had boon meeting at tho church with somo companions twice a week to bow on Christmas gifts. is supposed to havo gone to tho church on December 5th by mistake, as that date was not a meetlhg day. Fountain has repeated, in his stories to the police, that he locked all tho doors upon going to lunch and noticed upon return that one of them Was open. This story was particularly corrobor ated by Benjamin Ochlor, the pastor's son, who was fixing tin automobllo acar tho .church. Whon tho child's body waB discovered It was huddled In a corner,. strangled with a cord and with the marks of a man'c hand gouged into tho face. The crlmo recalls tho Durrant mur der la San Francisco twenty years ago. Theodore Durrant, a medical student and Sunday school superin tendent of Emanuel Baptist church, lured Miss Blanche Lamont Into tho church, murdered hor and bid her body in tho belfry. Ten days later ho enticed Miss Miwilo WUlams to the church and murdered her In the bol fry. Durrant was hanged In 1895. Capt Jimmio Cunnane returned this morning from Seattle. HAVRE IS ' MINED BY GERMANS LONDON, Dec. 19.?The Times' cor respondent In Northern France tele- I graphed today that the Allies have c broken through tho German lines c just below Dlxmuyden and arc ad- p vanclng at other points. e The official communication Issued In Parle this afternoon said: "We have organized a strong ad- ? vance In Belgian territory, which we " won from the enemy. Our front has ^ advanced beyond Dlxmude, to the South Inn at Korteker." If lr. rlnlmrrt the Allies' nalns In Flanders and France during the past German success in Poland. A vigor- 11 ous offensive movement In the West has prevented the Germans from send Ing reinforcements Eastward. "ZEPPELIN RAID J NOT ABANDONED" t, GENEVA, cDc. 19.? Germany is steadily pushing plans for the threat ened aerial attack on London. The 1 latest Zeppelin linn 'three motors of f. 800 horoo power and seven have been tJ recently launched. They are said to n bo ablo to resist any aeroplane at- c tack. E OVER 100,000 IRISH IN WAR SAYS REDMON LONDON, Dec. 6.?Speaking at t j?aam, Ireland, today, John E.^ttcd- ti mund, leader of the Nationalist Tarty, t quoted official statistics showing that ti although emigration had drawn from p Ireland the flower of her population, n thero wcro serving with the British a military forces on Nov. 30, 89,000 d Irishmen who had been In the army before the war began, or who had t< Joined as reservists or recruits. If to s that were added tens of thousands of Irish recruits who were joining the E colors In Groat Britain or were now In the ranks of the Canadian, Aus tralian or Now Zealand contingents, ho said. It was safe to say from 100,- v 000 to 140,000 Irishmen woro with the o colors. C Mr. Redmond declared that 52,000 o of the 89,000 Irishmen In the homo army were Catholics. Ho said that " 10,112 Ulster Volntoors had gone to tho colors from Belfast, while in the samo city tho Nationalist Volunteers, who represented only a quarter of the c population, had contributed 3,513 men. o This, ho belloved, was only tho be- c ginning of what Irishmen would be. ii Mr. Redmond said the men who op- I posed tho treaty of peace between the c Nationalists and Democracy of Eng- c land must bo divided Into "separa- * tlsts, Socialists or common or garden b cranks," but that they woro not and nover had been Homo Rulors. When L tho constitutional movement had been brought to a triumphal end and Ire land had her own Parliament they would disappear, ho declared.?(New r York World.) 8 t HOLLAND AIDS BELGIANS ? BY LOANING THEM WHEAT 0 ?J? 6 LONDON, Dec. 19.?Holland is lend ing wheat to Belgium, offering 10,000 1 tons for Immodiato delivery, valued at 11,000,000. FAMINE STALK8 IN <i ALBANIAN KINGDOM t BERNE, Dec. 19.?it ia ciaimcu mm r 300,000 pcoplo nro facing famine and that 30,000 have already died in Al- i bania and Palestine. GERMAN OFFICER IS KILLED BY ARROW t PETROGRAD. Doc. 19.?The Bcr- ! varian press sayr> that MaJ.-Gen. von i Meyer, whilo entering his - motor car j was killed by an arrow which was shot by a hostile aviator. These arrows [ weigh hut an ounce, ? * ? ? r PUTS BAN ON OPIUM t SEOUL. Coref., Dec. 19.?The Gov- 1 ernmont has suppressed the opium t monopoly and put'a-hpn^qn the smok* I ing of opium, mcri^lq^Jidvocated by American mis8ionari03".-~t' Portugal, Too. LISBON, Doc. 19;?Portugal is send- i lag more troops to' Y?'est Africa to 1 aid tho British thoro in their war on tho Gormana. ] GERMAN LINE IS PIERCED LONDON, Dec. 19.?A German mlno ayer, disguiced as a French collier, :~ptured the entrance to the harbor if Havre at an early hour today and ilanted several mines. .The mine lay r then escaped and Is being pursued. No Ships Lost The Admiralty this afternoon Issued statement denying that any British hips were lost during the raid on the 'ork6hlrc coast by the German cruls rs. ALLIES DROP BOMBS A dispatch from Berlin says two ostlle aeroplanes flew over Saarbrug, orralne, at midnight, and dropped :n bombs, klllirg two Uhlans. 12,000,000 KILLED Statistics showing that Germany as lost 12,000,000 men In killed, woun ed or captured since the opening of he war, appeared today In Swles and icrman newspapers. NEW YORK, Dec. 19.?The new 8,000-ton steamship Alastlan, of the dlen line, today was taken over by he British government and will be iade the flagship of the British mer antlle cruiser squadron. >ROPOSES AN ARMY TO POLICE WORLD * ROTTERDAM. Dec. 19.?The Rot crdamscho Courant, In an editorial, ?' irgcs Holland for the future main* en'anco of the races. o^ tbe^?rid,tO...';".r. ako the lead in it disarmament pro osnl, coupled with a proposal , for tho laintcnance of an International army, nd navy undci; the control of a Ju icial court. "This would t<* a world police forco j keep the peace, not to menace It," ays tho newspaper. :nglish soldiers to HAVE DELJCACY XMAS' LONDON, Doc. 19.?Every man, rearing a British uniform, on land r on sea, will Kayo plum pudding on .'hrlGtmas day, according to the plans f tho AVar Office. NO BEEF TRUST" IS BOON TO PARISIANS ? PARIS, Dec. 19.?Beef In Paris now oats the same as in 1913, the minister f ugriculturo declares. Pork Is honper than a year ago, and poultry s from 15 to 30 cents a head cheaper, 'otatocs are one-half a cent pound her per, cabbages C cents a head heapcr, beuns and bread unchanged, luttcr and eggs cost more and sugar s 4 cents a pound higher. .OSSES OF GERMANS BEFORE LODZ 100,000 LONDON', Dec. 19.?A despatch to teutor's Telogram from Petrogard ays: "Tho Bourso Gazette estimates ho German losses in tho month's perations tn the Lodz region at 100, 00 men, or roughly, ono-flfth of their trengtb." TALIAN TROOPS GO TO LIBYA, AFRICA ROME, Dec. 19.?The war ofllco to lay confirmed the report that eight lattalions of Italian troops have boon irdcred to Libya, in Africa, "to bo cady for any aggression." ONG LIGHTS CIGARETTES FROM THOSE OF HIS MEN LONDON, Dec. 19.?A witness to ho meeting between King George and ting Albert, describing tho sceno to ho Daily Telegraph, says: "When iolgian troop3 inarched past the two tihgs there was a look of intouso irlric in the eyes of the Belgian sovor <igu. Hie men adore him, and ho idorcs them. You never saw such tmazing democratic friendship bo ween King and common soldiers. It b Quito customary for him to hand .hem his cigarettes and tako a light :rom them in return." THE FRENCH LOSSES. PARIS, Dec. 19.?Tho official com nunicatlon today declares the French, oescs are estimated at 100,000 killed, 100,000 sick and wounded and 90,000 ?rl8oner8. ?