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VOL. V. NO. 649. " JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1914 , ? PRICE TEN CENTS. .
? - : " I" ? -?.. _____ ' - i m I a bit a <a fhhrmr ? i/VnrirVi i r> s* ? r" THAW TO BE TAKEN TO ASYLUM WASHINGTON, Dec . 21.?Harry Kendall Thaw, fugit've maniac, must return to New York State, where of ficers will again place him in Matte wean asylum, according tp a decision handed down today by the supremo court of the United States. Thaw escaped from the asylum over a year ago using a high-powered auto car in a dash through the prison gates. He was aided by four men from New York. Ho finally reached New Hampshire soil, and has been held under surveillance at COncord for several months, whilo Philander C. Knox and other attorneys engag ed by his mother have made a des perate legal fight to prevent Thaw's extradition to New York. Mr. Knox contended that as Thaw is regarded as an lnsano man, that he has no legal status, and that extradi tion did not govern in his case. lit mtKb AT PORTLAND PORTLAND. Dec. 21.?Operation of river boats on the Columbia and Wil lamette rivers today was shut down, owing to the ice that has gathered. The cold wave Is unprecedented in the history of Portland. SEATTLE BUNGALOWS FOR THE BELGIANS! 1 SEATTLE. Dec. 21.?A Seattle con cern today received an order for 1. 200 knockdown bungalows, for use In rehabilltailing Belgium. FUNDS FOR OFFICE OF SURVEYOR GENERAL WASHINGTON. Dec. 21.? The "emergency deficiency" bill, which passed Saturday, carries an opprop riatlon for the office of the surveyor general of Alaska. DECLARES INITIATIVE IS A STEP BACKWARDS DETROIT, Dec. 21.?la an address here Saturday night. Former Presi dent Taft declared the Initiative, ref erendum and recall are "a complete negation of tho representative sys tem as established by the Pilgrims and Puritans." MT. LASSEN'S COMRADE IN ACTIVE ERUPTION REDDING, Calif.. Dec. 21.?Mount Kanaka, fifteen miles north of Mt. Lassen, and thirty miles west of this city, broke into active eruption yes terday. There is no alarm being folt in the valley. MAY ASK GOETHALS TO BUILD OUR RAILROAD ?+? WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.?Thoro is a persistent rumor abroad in Wash ington that President Wilson will ask Colonel Gocthals to build the Alaska railroad, the commissioned to be ten dered the Colonel upon his arrival from Colon this vweek. RETIRED OFFICER DIES WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.?Brigadier General Morton, retired, died hero to day. "iincu yr ICUUT. PORTLAXD. Dec. 21.?"The public is tired of me," wrote Col. Roosevelt to Dr. Henry Waldo Coe, the Oregon leader of the Progressive party, a short time ago. Dr. Coe states the colonel also wrote that he was not a candidate for the presidency and would not be again. COMING NORTH? SEATTLE, P.-I.. Dec. 1$: P. E. Jackson, a Juneau theatrical-man, and Mrs. Jackson are at the-Stevens. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?36. Minimum?32. Cloudy?Rain. Precipitation?.35 inch. ARTIST OT ALASKAN TAME DIES ! MINNEAPOLIS. Dec. 21.?Theodore i J. Richardson, noted as a painter of Alaskan landscape and scenery, died at his home In this city yesterday. For twenty-five years Richardson has been making the Alaskan trip onco a year, and is known to a large circle of friends here. Three years ago Richardson spent the summor in CttVft on/) Tiinftfth hnt fnr t hft last two years made his summer head quarters at WrangelL He formerly made the trip during the summer cruises of the steamer Spokane, and on each voyage would lecture of Al aska's scenery, which he pronounced tho greatest in tho world. Mr. Richardson was about 60 yoars of age. Ho had studios In New York and Minneapolis. His collection of Al aska paintings is worth perhaps $300, 000. He lost a number of his valua ble sketches when the Spokane was wrecked In Soymour Narrows three years ago. PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO RESERVE ACT WASHINGTON, Dec. 21?Tho House has passed a bill authorizing federal reserve board in its discretion to In crease the amount of acceptances bas ed on importation or exportation of goods which a member bank may dis- ! count and which a reserve bank may rediscount. Existing law limits such ' loans to 50 per cent of paid up capital ' and surplus of member bank. NENANA TRADER IN MESHES OF THE LAW 1 FAIRBANKS. Dec. 12.?James Duke,' , the Nenana trader, who was arrested on tho charge of selling liquor with out a license, has been bound over by the commissioner to the action of the grand Jury on the former charge, i The charge of selling liquor with out a license has been dismissed on : account of the serioua illness of the defendant. BRITISH AERO SCOUTS FLY OVER THE GULF j NEW YORK. Dec. 21.?A New Or leans despatch says that the British government Is employing aeroplanes for scouting purposes in Its patrol of the steamship routes in the Gulf of i Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. NO COLLUSION FOUND. WASHINGTON. Dec. 21.?The de partment of agriculture has reported to Congress after an investigation of j the marketing of Kansas wheat that "no collusion to restrain competition or depress prices was discovered." CUTS XMAS MELON CHICAGO. Dec. 21.?The Crano Company has announced that it will distribute $650,000 as Christmas gifts to its employees as a partial recom pense for the pay lost through short time this year. JUNEAU ELK HAS SERIOUS ACCIDENT ??? CORDOVA, Dec. 12. ?Harry T. Doyle, formerly a resident of Cordova where he worked In the Copper RIvor & Northwestern Railway shops, but now a resident of Three Forks, Mont, Is laid up in the hospital at Deer Lodge, Mont, suffering from a gun- . wmin/1 tn n. TO ceivcd by the Times from Mr. Doyle. The accident occcured October 2, while he was out hunting, when by the accidental discharge of his gun he received the charge in his left hip. He was taken to the hospital at Deer Lodge, where he is now, and is elowly recovering. He expects to be able to return to work by the first of tho | year. Since ledving here Mr. Doyle has ; been in the employ of the C- M. & St. Paul Ry., at Three Forks.?(Cordova Times.) Doyle is a member of Juneau Lodge N'o. 420 B. P. O. Elks. The Empire guarantees its adver tisers the largest circulation of any. newspaper in Alaska. ??? HANDSf NEW BANK IS ?000? This morning tho B. M. Bchrcnds Bank is doing business In Its now homo tor tho tirst time. Tho finishing touches wero given tho building Sat urday and in the evening many avail ed themselves of tho invitation to in spoct the building. During tho re ception hours a constant stream of peoplo thronged tho place and gave voice to thoir admiration of it all. Tho building comprises a site at tho corner of Soward ;ind Third, 50x 50 feet. It is designed exclusively for the banking business and Is of classic stylo in architecture, constructed of reinforced concroto throughout and as nearly fire-proof as concrete, steo), marble and bronze can make It The decorative featuro of tbo exterior con sists of the four classic columns front ing on Seward street with their beau tiful Ionic capitals and bases. Tho cornice surmounting the building is \ of such pure lines as are seldom soen oven in the pretentious bank build ings of tho larg& cities of the world. All superfluous ornamontation has beon carefully avoided. Tho color of the oxterlor is a light cream, strongly resembling that or tho classic mar- ' ble temples of Continental Europe. 1 The Interior. 1 The main entranco on Seward Street 1 Is approached by four stops loading to a pair of solid bronze doors. Entering 1 through the vestibule the visitor comes ? Into the spacious lobby laid with tor- < razo flooring. Immediately - Infront ? of the entranco doors aro tho rocclv- - ing and paying tellers' wickets. To tho left Is the spacious offico for the ' cashier, Mr. Guy McNaughton, and-to tho right of the center Is tho offico 5 of tho vice-president, Mr. John R. Willis; both are in the working space euclo3od by tho mahogany and bronze screen. 1 Immediately to tho left of the en- i trance Is tho private office of Mr. B. ] M. Behrcnds, president of tho bank. It Is a beautiful room "fronting on Sew- | ard Street, entirely finished in ma hogany panels and doors. A special feature of tho bank is the customers' room. From this room is the entrance , to the customers' big safety deposit , vault with its massive door giving as- ] surance of safety to deeds and such , iocuments as the customers may keop In their privato lock boxes. , The decorative feature of tho main . banking room consists of tho four col- , uniDis rising to the beamed ceiling j twenty feet abovo; this latter being di- < vided into nine rectangular panels, from the center of each of which is | suspended an alabaster light bowl, (Continued on Page Five) MEXICO PROMISES ; TO MOVE TROOPS \ WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.?President ?] Gutierrez of Moxico, today notlfiod the State Department that the Villa : forces at Maco, Sonora, would im mediately move back from tho Arizo na border to a point beyond the range 1 of tho border." Scott Investigates. NACO, Ariz., Dec. 21.?General Hugh L. Scott, chief of. staff of the United States army arrived hero yos torday and has begun an investiga tion of tho random firo of Mexican smns. HOLBROOK SALTERY BURNS TO GROUND WRANGELL, Dec. 16.? Walter Waters arrived in on the Glcnora the first of the week and reported that the saltery at Holbrook caught fire on Tuesday, December 8th and burned to the ground with a loss of from ten to twelve thousand dollars. The saltery is owned by tho Hol brook Fish Co., of which Waters is manager, and has been running for several years. The flre started in an unknown man ner about seven o'clock in tho even ing and had a good start before it was discovered. Another adjoining boliding was damaged slightly. About a bunarea ions 01 Bail m?o wan uw troyed. Holbrook iB on Kosciusko. Island about ono hundred mllea from Wrong ell.?(Tho SentlneL) SlANPtt TO FORM PETROGRAD, Dec. 21.?The Rus sian press I# convinced that the for mation of a Scandinavian triple al liance may bo announced at any time now as a result of the conference held last Thursday at Malmoc, Sweden, by King Haakon, of Norway, King ~ +* ---I I/)1m 4* Was ! ? UUSI3VC, or OWCUCn >IIIU r\uiM will Iir tlan, of Denmark. Enough news has como through from Christiana to warrant this bolief, tho newspapers hero iiay. Long arti cles have appeared today In several of tho leading Russian Journals. Tho Bourse Gazette! lsayo: "Ger many would not feel tli? entranco to tho war of any ono of J?o three Scan dinavian countries; but; tho throo na tions combined would give tho Allies 300,000 additional fighting mcn^and Gormany knows that WEALTHY PATHER Of BRITISH DUCHESS DIES ?f? CINCINNATI, Dec. 21.? Eugono Zimmerman, a millionaire, and the fa ther of tho Duchess of Manchester, died suddenly last night of heart fail Zimmerman rocontly received much publicity when he declared in Clovo land interview that ho hoped his titl jd son-in-law would show his colors, md go to tho front iik:-a man. Tho Dnko did no, and is now at .tho front, rhe Duchess is a nurse in a Red of ffAllrftgfArtii Rncrlnnrl. ?*iU3D liUO^iiU.1 uu A v*i*wurv.??f SHOULD HONORABLE OLD ACQUAINTANCE BE FORGOT? ?4"? PARIS. Dec. 21.?It 1b declared that Russia is buying largo amounts of irms and munitions of war from Ja pan. LONDON FORBIDS THE ENTRY OF STOCKS ?4?.... NEW YORK, Dee. 21.?It is boliov 3d in London that considerable fialea )f securities for German account have tjoen made on the American stock ox ihanges since they woro reopened. Already "stock hid by Germans and sold slnco the war commenced has roachod London by way of Amstcr lam, and the authorities have stop ped payment and refused to permit lollvery. MORAN, FOX FARMER, TALKS OF THE GAME SEATTLE, Doc. 15.?Judge Martin Moran, of twenty miles insldo the Arc tic clrclo, who has been at the Barkor jinco the arrival of the Steamship Alameda, has been a fox farmer for 3cvcral years. "I raise them in a ilfforent way from that of others in tho fox-raising buslnesn," ho said. "Most farmers let thbm all go wild, and don't got much acquainted with them. My animals aro domesticated, tame." And he went Into hln Buit inso for a picture or two. One of thom showed him with a half grown blue fox on his shoulder. "They are third In value of fox skins," he said. "The' sllvor fox comes lrst, then tho blapk,; and then tho hluc." Judgo Moran hnd one picture taken by himself, which Is unique. Ai a time of tho, year when tho sun v,*as vislblo only about two hours and a half, ho set up his camera In a fixed position, facing to tho southward, then throughout tho period during which the sun was visible he snapped tho camera at quarter-hour intervals, but always on tho same exposure film. Tho result, excopt In ono partclular. Is a rather pleasant picture of a sec tion of his farm. Hut tho sun, which has arisen and :iot during the making of the picture, shows as nlno suns, In a perfect are across tho horizon. "I had several of those," said the Judge, "but that's the last ono. Everybody who has seen it has wanted a copy, but I'll have to hang on. to that one." BUILD TOLOVANA TRAIL. FAIRBANKS, Dec. 12.?A new trail from Fairbanks to tho sccno of now strike at tho head of tho Tolovana is being cruised, and in expected to cut oft a considerable distance from "the route at present traveled, as well as provide a better road. I IS BACK AT FRONT BERLIN, Dec. 21.?It la announced that Emperor William loft hie bed this morning and hats gone to the front In Poland, disregarding tho orders of the imperial physicians. PICKUP FOLLOW KAISER STORMS A n Yirm nwnAtmnc AO ? rm, iVJC<VA7 T JDXW3 LONDON, Doc. 21.?"Emperor Wil liam is improving so rapidly that, he la making llfo almost unbearable for those about hirn," saya a despatch from Berlin transmitted by the Am sterdam correspondent of a London papor. Ho is' angry at his physician for keeping him in. bod and vonts his wrath upon the empress, who in his devoted nurse.' A tolopbono wiro leads from the sick room to field headquar ters and ho rages bocauso he is not I allowed to uso this as frequently as, ho wishes. -> + ? * 4 ? RIOT8 IN ITALY ? ? * ? ROME, Doc. 21.?Troops and ? * polico in many places in Italy *> ? have boon called out since Frl- ? ?> day to kcop down riotous dom- + 4* onBtratlons against Austria, 4 * v ? ? ? + ? ? ^ r* A%*i& j? a onmiv ma J.-iXkUAJLVAl J-1V LQNGER IN PARIS PARIS, Doc. 12.?(Correspondence of Tho United Press.)?American wo men accustomed to come hero annu ally to worship at tho shrlnO of Dame Fashion would grieve at the change that has como to the Ruo do la Palx. Fashion has fled. Tho luxurious llmouslno and tho busy taxi-cab hare gone to war. In their places are cars drawn by horses too stiff or fcoblo to carry troopers. The gems that UBod to scintillate be hind plate glass windows, and the silk, ruffles and dainty Hngcreo that tomptcd the glances of pasBersby, have disappeared behind Iron shut tors that wero put up with the com ing of tho moratorium. Shop ? keepers arc not agreed that all of this caution is necessary. Many of them bellovo there would be busi ness If there wob credit Tho mora torium means spot cash. Said one of them: "It 1b madamo who buys and monsieur who pays. When credit dis appears tho life of tho Ruo do la Palx Now Making Uniforms. Some of tho artistic doslgncrs who In tho past have clothed feminine Paris and are well known in America are now making uniforms. One of tho conspicuous apostles of recent ec centricities in women's wear (Polret) j Is superintending tho work in a gov-; crnmont uniform shop. One of tho largest dress-making shops (Worth's) ' is occupied by a complete and comfortable Auxiliary hospital. The. aristocratic hotels aro blank and dismal, and Napoleon looks chilly and lonesome at the top. of the | column on Placo Vendomo. The moratorium Is death on gaiety p,s well as tho foe of credit. It has chased away the frollceomo mldln ottos, who used to dance out of tho fashionable Rue do la Palx shops at noon, arm In arm, by twos, threes and fours, to trip away lightly to the creameries, noonday lunches and cheap I'uranta. Somo of them are sew in-; soldiers' clothing; most of tho others aro at home living on the ngjosftll allowances made by'their em ployers. ? ? ? LIQUOR ON DECLINE. ? LONDON,"Dec. 21.?Russian, tax re ceipts from the liquor monopoly! in September were about $852,000, or about $38,298,000 Jes3 than in that jnontfc of 1913. 102,71-1 kegs of spirits .wore oold, aaglnst 9,130,297 in Sep tember, 1913, It 1b said. . BOSTON", Dec. IS.?The Bostoi, Bel gian Relief- Commlttco announced to day that It .would-send 8<00 tono of rood and other supplier to E-.-lslum uoxt wbok. % IN_WEST LONDON, Dec. 21.?Aftornoon dis patches indicate the heaviest fighting is raging in the West, since the Ger mans have renewed their attempt to force their way to the English chan- < net. Tho battle lino now extends from Alsace to Flanders. Occupation by tho Allies of tho on tiro lino of Gorman trenches South- < west of Loos, was announced today < by tho Paris War Offico. i Operations of tho Allies In tho Flan ders district, after n long period of | sporadic fighting at detached points, < have assumed tho character of a gen- < eral movement to press back tho on- J tiro Western end of the Gorman line. > TELL OF FEARFUL iI LOS3ES BY ALLIES! i BERLIN, Dec. 21.?A dispatch to I the War Offico, from Brussels, gives < tho looses of tho Allies In tho West, alnco December 12, as 216,000 men. I Tho advices stato tho Allies "havo bcon hurling thomselves into tho Gor man forces, in desperate and unsuc cessful attempts, to pierce tho iinos." < ALLIES ADD : GREAT SHIPS); LONDON, Dec. 11.?tlio Admiralty * has- rnndo public tho following list of ..irvr/^ln swlslswl fhft MflVl* llOfWOrtn WCUiU UUUCVi kV uiv *<ui/ >/wv?vvu f August 1 and September 15. They rep resent an Increase of nearly 160,000 ( tons and have cost approximately 1 $100,000,000. Battleships. Namo Tonnago Speed Bonbow 25,000 21 Empr. of India 25,000 21 Erin 23,000 21 Aglncourt 27,500 22 Battle Cruiser. Tiger 28,000 28 " Light Cruisers Arethusa 3,750 29 fc Aurora 3,750 29 f Gnlatca 3,750 29 1 Undaunted 3,750 29 Monitors Humber 1,250 11 1-2 Mersey 1,250 11 1-2 A Severn 1,250 11 1-2 1 Destroyers Broke - 1.G00 31 Faulkner , 1,600 31 Lanco 965 29 Laverock 965 29 Leonldos 965 29 ' Lookout 965 29 Lucifer 965 29 ' Meteor 1,100 30 l. MJnos 1.100 30 Moranda 1,100 30 ( Tho battleships Aglncourt and Erin , were building for Turkey when tho war started and woro almost finished. Tho Aglncourt was originally ordered by Brazil and sold to Turkey while build ing. The Benbow and Emperor of In dia belong to tho Iron Duke class and . aro larger and more powerful than the Audacious. Tho Tiger Is the laigcst, ] fastest and most powerful battle cruis er afloat Tho three monitors were J building for Brazil. Thoy have al ronrtv hnnn actively encaged on the Belgian coast. The four light cruisers are tho fastest cruisers afloat' The Are- ' thusa took a leading part in tho Heli goland fight on August US when she was but 48 hours from &o builders' hands, and tho Undaunted sank four German destroyers off thr Dutch co3t Oct. 17 . In addition to the ships listed above, It has recently became known un officially that tho battlccLip known as the Almiranto Latorre, which was building for Chile and was taken over by tho Admiralty, is now- finished and has been named the Canada. She is 28,000 tons, carrlcG 10 H-inch and 6 C-lnch guns and has n speed of 23 knotB. Two other large destroyers ? similar to the Broko and Faulkner havo boon commissioned and named Botha and TJppcrary. The French have completed four new supcrdrcndnauBhb>jwl$e!!hip3 ? named Franco,, fans, t^c.urrec-vUiQ jean can. ; Theso all arc of: 234000 tons, carry 12 12-lnch and 22 5 1-2-lncb guno and have a speed of 20 kaoto.?(Nowe Bureau.) Empire want ads got results. MKUtlbLC GOES ON IN EAST LONDON, Dec. 21.?Official advlc en from Petrograd cay the Russians have retired acroca the Dzura fiver, destroying bridges after them. The Germans are attempting to renew tholr advance on Warsaw. They are thirty mlleo from the Polish capital. 14 f!*sn?tn rani. it 10 tiaiiiicu tnut viwiiiihii ?vjj. mcnts were decimated when trapped an a partly burned bridge, only fifty jf them surviving after machlno guns tfere turned on them. Two hundred thousand men com aose the German army that Is en ieavorlng to cross the Bzura. Socha :zcw contnues to be the German ob jective, In an attempt to reach War ;aw. The Russian forces on the right jank of the Bzura are said to be heav ly Intrenched, with their artillery so alaced that It commands the river to ts junction with the Vistula river, slghteen miles North. RUSSIAN LOSSES TOLD BY VON HINDENBURQ POSEN, Germany. Dec. 21.?That Icnernl ,Von Hlndonburg captured -owlcz. In Russian Poland, last Fri la'y, defeating the Russian right wing, ind forcing the retirement of the Rus ilita lines 21 miles, was the statement ssucd here today, signed by General ton HIndenburg himself. The German general declares tho tusslan iciSes stlnce-Ndvoniber 18 havo >een colossal. Ho clrifnls ttfhavo cap-v'' urcd over 100,000 prisoners alone. Pctrograd Denes It. Dispatchos from Pctrograd say the lanms of a German victory "anywhero n. Poland arc not true." It alBo Is kfliSftifil Hnnlml In iUn Dnoelnn nnnl. al, that the Russian losses have, been evere. Potrograd asserts tho troops ave blocked the. German advance in s'orihern Poland. Serbs Force Fgtitng. Folowng their defeat of tho Aus rlan army, the victorious Servian Servian force that drove tho enemy rom Belgrade has Joined with tho itraggling remnant of tho Monteneg ?in army, and a now advance has been >egun on Sarajevo, the capital of Bob ilft, advices from tho southern thea rc of war today state. It Is declared that tho Austrian ad vance into Servia was turned into ut ?out. .ONDON CHILDREN NOT TO BE DEINED ?5-? LONDON, Doc. 21.?In spito of tho jloom which overhangs London at light, and tho general depression as i result, of tho war, tho more import int London theatres will offor their Christmas pantomlncs as usual, tak ng the position that tho children muBt lot bo robbed of their annual holiday :reat because of tho war. REISCHSTAQ SOCIALIST CALLS IT "LABOR WAR" AMSTERDAM, Dec. 21.?Dr.- Llcb knccht, socialist member of tho Rcich 3tag, the only one to voto against the war credit says: "This war was not dcBlrcd by any of tho people af fected, nor kindled to promote the wel fare of the Germans or any othor people. It was created by common action of the German and Austrian war parties in the oscurlty of semi absolution and secret diplomacy, to anticipato their adversaries. At tho same time it is a Napoleonic attempt to unnerve and crush the growing labor movement." SEATTLE HOTELMAN nice im inrwtiiri^v PARIS, Ky., Dec. 21.? Horace B. Dunbar, formerly proprietor of the Rainier-Grand hotel in Seattle, died here this morning. CROWN PRINCE IN COMMAND AT YSER PARIS, Dec. 21.?Crown Prlnco Fredcrlch Wilhelm haB taken com mand of the German troops around the Yijcr, says it dispatch from Purncs. WILL NOT SELL. LONDON;; Doci 21.?A Router des patch from Amsterdam says the Ham burn-American lino ha3 issued a state ment that It has no intention of sell ing its chips tied,tip In American ports.