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VOL. V. NO. 655. . JUNEAU,'. ALASKATMONDAY, DECEMBER 28, ,1914. PRICE TEN CENTS.
GUTIEi^REZ-ViLLA BREAK tS NOW CLAIMED SAYS THAT GUTIERREZ WILJ. QUIT WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.?The Car ranza junta in Washington today pub lished a telegram received from Gal veston stating that "it has been semi officially reported that the Villa forc Mexico City and that Provisional President Gutierrez has; resigned, and will tender his services | to the cause of General Carranza." VILLA TO ARREST MILITARY GOVERNOR MEXICO CITY, Dec. 28.? General > Pancho Villa today ordered the arrest of Edward Iturbide, formorly military governor of the city, whom ho claims , that Leon Conova, reported to bo a representative of Secretary of State W. J. Bryan, is attempting to smuggle out of Mexico. Villa says Conova has tried to In sure safe passage of Iturbude, at Sec retary Bryan's request The news papers carried tbe statement today and a sensation was created. EXECUTIONS ARE ORDERED STOPPED MEXICO CITY, Dec. 28.?In an order issued Saturday night Provisional President Putierrez served notice on his generals that all summary execu tions must cease. The order was dic tated by General Villa, it was said. ? TOLOVANA LOOKS LIKE A GOOD CAMP FAIRBANKS, Dec. 8.?'Together we staked five claims on Olive and Ester creeks in the now Toiovana district," said Fred Martin this afternoon up ! on. his .return to the city with Dan: Cailahan. They went to the new camp j about two weeks ago and will leave \ again right after the. holidays to do \ their location work. "It looks good to mo" ho continu ed. "even if they haven't yet found ??B payatrcak. You can get good pros pects anywhere and at present every beady is engaged in staking all the ?r<\ und they can. Under the present law^3. no recording can be done until worth of work has been accom plished on the ground as the result I of Jvhich no one wants to spend all i thejir time and money on sinking onej i-.'/le where there is a prospect for a /fich camp. / "I never saw so many good pros pectors In a new camp and they are ail certain that the ground will pan out good. There must be all of 200 men- ta there. Two parties have come through from RamparL Most every thing Is staked, but thero is some k ground left yet. Ester and Olive em pty Into tho main Toiovana middle \ fork. \ "Fairbanks ought to get busy on Its trail making or we arc going to lose the business to the Yukon. Tho pres ent trail is about tho worst I ever saw, going over six hills about like that be tween here and Cleary. We don't need trail blazing so much as we need to send a small crew out with a pro per outfit to do business. One man can't do it." WOUNDED PRISONER LIKED OWN MEDICINE SEWARD, Dec. 16.?Deputy Marshal Karl Armstrong who arrived yester day Is the man who compelled Papas, the Yaldez prisoner, to stop by shoot ing him in the arm. Papas was running at top speed when Karl fired. The bullet entered the arm near the shoul der and travelled to wards tho wrist breaking the bone near the elbow. Papas fell. Someone came up who k..ew that the men had been found! guilty of brutally trying to murder his partner. "How do you like a taste of your own medicine?" asked tho newcomer "Fine" said Papas as ho looked up from tho ground.?(Gateway.) J. F. Hut ley. secretary to Supt. G. T. Jackson, of tho Perseverance mine Is returning on the Cftjr of Seattle . from the South, whore, v Christinas vacation. ? THE WEAIHEft^TODAY. I Maximum?26. AMERICAN KILLS) BY CANADIANS | BUFFALO, N. Y., Dec. 2S.?'Walter'! : Smith was shot through the head and j killed and Charles Dorsch was ser iously wounded today by Canadian troops who were patrolling tho bordor at Fort Erie, Ontario! Both were Americans. The Canadian officers said tho Amer icans wero hunting ducks in the Nia gara river, and in Canadian waters. The duck season or tho Canadan side closed two weeks ago. It Is declared that Thomas Dclancy, Canadian provincial police officer, or wered Dorsch and Smith to stop shoot- j ing. According to Dolanoy, the men! refused. Delaney called upon a cor poral and two privates of tho militia patrol for assistance. The corporal ordered the Americans to come to the shore. Instead they headed for the American sido of the river, whon, at the order of Delaney, the soldiers fired upon them. Smith died Instantly, top pling over in his boat. Dorsch lay flat; In tho boat and received two wounds, j Secretary of State W. J. Bryan was! immediately notified of the shooting. Great indignation was expressed in Buffalo today when tho details were printed. PATROLMAN VICTIM OF BOY'S MISTAKE: SEATTLE, Doc. 28.? Patrolman] Ruekart, of tho ^Seattle policy fftrcc,, wfco was recently shot by Wilfred! Baglcy, who mistook him for a burglar,; died last evening. James Norton Dead. TACOMA, Dec. 28.?James Norton, general agent in Seattle of the Mis souri Pacific Railroad, died In Taco ma yesterday, while on a visit with frends. Hs death was very sudden. COL. MACARTHUR DIES IN TROY, NEW YORK! TROY, X. Y., Dec. 2S.?CoL Arthur, MacArthur. Grand Master of the Grand j Encampment, of the Knghts Templors in the United States Is dead here. Noted Priest Dies. SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 28.?Arch bishop Rlordan, beloved by all CaR fornians, died here early this morn ing. He was ordained a priest in 1S87 and has been archbishop since! 1899. Pneumonia was tho cause of death. FRED YOUNG DIES IN THE SHUSHANA j CORDOVA. Dec. 19.?A message re ceived this aftornoou by E. L. Har wood. from McCarthy, states that Fred Young, a prospector, is dead on the Shushana glacier, and asking for tho address of his family. No details were given. Young left Cordova October 27 to return to the Shushana, where he had been prospecting, having been sent in! there about 18 months ago by Mr.; i Hardwood and in the absence of de tails, it Is presumed he met his death j while going in with his outflt. The deceased had been a resident of ; Alaska for some years, and so far as; known had no relatives except an un j cie living In Australia. Ho went back to Australia from the north, and re- j malned about two years, but the call I of Alaska proved too strong and ho camo back here nearly two years ago, and when the Shushana rush was on, joined the stampede. Young was about 38 years of age. and Is believed to have been unmar ried. "MIKE* 'SULLIVAN SAYS RAILROAD IS SEWARD'S SEWARD, Dec. 16.?Tho Gateway says: "Much as I have boosted for Portage Bay I have to glvo in at last that Sew- ? ard i3 going to get tho government railroad terminal. I givu up." These were the words used by Big Mike Sullivan to William Sauerc and Fred Laubner when he met them op posite the Smith building in Seattle a couple of weeks ago. Amongst other people met by Mr. Sauers was .0. G. Labaree who declared that there is no longer any question about Seward as the terminal town.\ "All others say the same" said Mr. .Seuectx . $. WOULD AID ROME, Dec. 28.? Tho Italian gov crnment yesterday sent Instructions to the cruiser Calabria, now at Ber ult, Syria, to assist the United States cruiser North Carolina If the neces sity should arise as a result of fur their demonstrations against the de parture of Europeans from Turkish territory. LONDON, Dec. 2$.?It was reported horo last nlghtthat tho Araortcan but-1 tleahlp ?which threatened to uso itsi guns on Tripoli was tho cruiser North j Carolina. London has recelvod advices that tho threats of bombardment were made be cause a mob of Turks attacked French rosidents of Tripoli r and severely wounded the captain of the American merchant steamship Virginia. Tho mob is al60 said to have threatened vlolcnco to Amorlcan bluejackets who were on shoro leave. ALL PERSIA IN ARMS; HOLY WAR IS FEARED NEW YORK, Dec. 15.?All Persia is In arms, according to reports mado public by tho Board of Foreign Mis sions of the Presbyterian church yes terday. These reports, from mission aries in Inland districts, state that there is grave fear of a general up rising against tho Christians. Fight ing which, has lasted.for several days war) put down'Tfy Cossacks. to'whom the missionaries must now look for protection. "Outside the gates of Uramia,"' ono ' letter says, "ten gallows havo been' prepared. I think ono man was hang ed yesterday. Who tho others will bo wo do not know. 1 think many Moslems of the city and vllages aro suspected of having Intrigued with tho Kurd3. We fear tho result of the trouble will bo a greater dislike of Moslems for ail Christians. We aro told that tho Rus sian policy will bo to hold Uramia, no matter what comes."?(The World.) EDUCATIONAL BUREAU SEES GOOD IN REINDEER WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.?In a state ment issued by tho federal bureau of education Saturday, it is stated that "tho reindeer industry has civilized tho Alaska Eskimo, making that raco a thrifty people." BELGIAN KING SAYS SUFFERING IS AWFUL ??j? The Emplro has received a copy of a London paper containing, a personal Interview with King Albert, of Bel gium, regarding the rolief of his strick en people. The King wrote: "Despite all that can be done, the suffering of the coming winter will be terrible, but the burden we must bear will be lightened if my people can be spared the pangs of hunger with its frightful consequence of dis easo and violence:" Tho London paper published the fol lowing: The "Massapcqua" has already sail ed from New York with 4,000 tonB of relief supplies contributed by the Rockefeller Foundation. Theso sup plies will be taken into Belgium on tho Commission's flotilla of barges, which have the protection of all gov ernments concerned. The commission have received advices of a complete, cargo of foodstuffs from tho Atlantic; seaboard of about the same size as that sent in the Massapequa. contrib uted from a quarter not at present to be disclosed. A cargo is also in' course of preparation, which will be paid for Jointly by tho Belgian relief; commlttco in New York and the Com mission here. In addition, the German j authorities have handed over to tho Commission for delivery into Belgium tho cargo containod in tho Tremor vah, contributed by the puoplo of Can ada.. They have oIbo roceivcd advic es from tho Beigian authorities that further consignments from Canada and a cargo, which has already sailed from Australia, are beiug consigned to them for distribution. Philip G. Funke, of the Alaska Oil & Guano Company at Killisnoo, is In San Francisco. W. G. Welgle, forest supervisor, with headqua?lera-in Ketchikan, is la Ju atau-"t?'oflSoial boaleoas. ^ MORGAN mGIVE ? <?'?? SEATTLE, Dec. 2S.?A report reach ed hero yestorday from Washington that J. P. Morgan has tendered the United States government the use of the Copper River & Northwestern rail road in Alaska, free of charge, for as long a time as the government wants to use the road. Tho rumor also says that all Morsan has aalced is thct tho Government haul oro from the Morgan syndicate's copper mine at Kcnnccott. at the same charge assessed others, and return tho road in good condition whon tho gov ernment is ready to relinquish it. Local representatives of tho Alaska Syndicate said they had received no word that the Morgan interests were ready to entertain such a plan. ? i WILSON 58 TODAY WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.?Prcsidont!, Woodrow Wileon celebrated bis 68th j birthday today, reading messages of congratulation from many foreign ! countries, and from nil over the Unit- j cd States. Tho President cnld ho never felt bet ter in his lifo. President Wilson was born in Staun ton, Va., December 28, 18P6. , HINDU BLOWS UP - TEMPXifi; ONE DIES 1 SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 28.?Louis ! Vavara, a Hindu mystic became in sane yesterday during worship ser vices which were being held In n lo- ( cal Hindu temple, and set off a big . chargo of dynamite. Vavara was i. hilled. A. Swaml was wounded, three , "disciples" may die of their injuries, and the building was wrecked. CHRISTMAS SPIRIT IN WARSAW DESPITE WAR WARSAW, Russian Poland, Decern- 1 ber 28.?(via London)?Notwithstand ing tho proximity of Warsaw to the battlcfront, tho buslucss of the city Is proceeding as in times of peace. Al- I thought tho sound of cannonading < may be heard nt times, Christmas I crowds throng the streets. Shops and ! cafes arc gaily decorated and tho hoi- < iday spirit has dissipated the gloom : of war. In every rank and class of society ' thero is supremo confidence that War saw cannot bo taken by the Germans. MISS GENEVIEVE CLARK i TO WED NEWSPAPERMAN < WASHINGTON. Dec. 28.?Sir. and ' Mrs. Champ Clark yesterday announc ed the engagement of their daughter ' Genevieve, to James M. Thomson, cdi- ' tor of the New Orleans Item, at a i dinner given in honor of Miss Clark 1 and her fianceo. 1 Tho dato of the wedding has not been sot Tho bride-elect is one of tho most popular girls In Washington, and is a leader of the Congressional rot AUSTRIA CAMPAIGNS FOR FULL WAR LOAN 1 BOSTON, Dec. 28.?A Venice corres pondence says that extraordinary ef forts are being made to insure tho sue cessful flotation of now war loans in 1 Austria-Hungary. The clergy has been ; directed to preach from pulpits that 1 it is tho duty of every patriotic citizen 1 to subscribe, and banks have been ? compelled to use their influence to : get money from largo depositors. ITALY AIDS SHIPMENT OF AMERICAN COTTON WASHINGTON, Drc. 2S.?It is an nounced that the Italian government ; has consented to allow transit through ? Italy cf American cotton destined for Switzerland. THOUSANDS WANT TO BE U. S. CITIZENS J ' NEW YORK, Dee. 2?.?Records.com piled here show that 4143 men applied for naturalization papers Jn New. York during Novomber, breaking all records. i W&ffiB Qcorgo returned last.oeoalng - - RUSSIANS FORCED TO K LONDON, Dec. 28.?That the Rus sian force which has been besieging the Austrian fortress of Cracow, In Galicla, has been driven back fifty mile# by the Germnn-Austro army, was the report which reached London thlo morning. Potrograd admitted the retirement of the Russian force at Cracow, but the Russian announcement says: "We have Improved our strategic position by falling back." The capture of Cra cow, however, long has boon sought by Russia, having been rogarded as an important step on tho way to the invasion of Gormany across the Silcs Lan border. Elsowhere in tho East there are tow changes in the battlofronts, the Gormanii"having relaxed for tho pros en'. their assaults on tho Russian lino West of Warsaw. In tho Western Arena. Tho French War Office today says that further progress has been nindo re the Allies, particularly in tho Mouse region, where tho Crown Prince's ar my is on tho defensive. Tho admis sion was made in Paris, that trenches ?outh of Yprcs was lost to the Ger mans, who made a successful chargo ?esterday. Tho Berlin communication states that Nicuport has boen undor bom bardment by British warships and that a few civilians wore killed or wound :d. The Berlin report tUso says the. at tacks of the Allies at other points bnvo been unsuccessful. .. Austrlann Claim Success. Viennese reports claim the capturo ot three passes In tho Carpathian mountains, and roports are current In tho Austrian capital that a now ad ranco against tho Servians will bo mnde in a few days. Now generals liave been placed In command of tho Austrian hrriiy of tho South, and It Is declared the re-occupatlon of Bolgrado will be the goal of the attacking army. CHANGES IN P. A. N. CO., ARE CONTEMPLATED SEATTLE, Dec. 28.?It Is reported that Manager C. W. Wiley will leave tho Pacific Alaska Navigation Com pany, to join another line, on January I, and that R. J. Ringwood, San Fran :Isco traffic manager, will come hero and succeed him. MAY ADVERTISE ALASKA AS A WINTER RESORT *1* ' SEATTLE. Dec. 17.?Alaska mini mum tomporatures put to shame somo jf tho eastern cities this mouth. Yesterday Chicago had two dogrccs below aero; Dos Moines, four below; Minneapolis, ten below; Pittsburg, two below; St. LouIb, four bolow; Kansas City two above. Alaska mini mum temperatures yestorday were: \Tome, 20 above; Sitka, 30 above; Val lez, 2G above.?(Seattlo Sun.) FOUR DIE IN FIRE THAT RAZES ALMSHOUSE CAM RIDGE, MassB., Dec. 28.?Four Inmates of tho City Home perished when tho Institution burned to the ground at an early hour today. TO SAIL ON "SEATTLE" SEATTLE, Doc. 28.?The steam ship City of Seattlo will sail at nine j'clock tonight for Southeastern Al aska. Among the passenger!; booked lor Juneau are James F. Hurley, A. 3. Barclay, B. B. Brombell, Gus. Weeks Fred ErIIch. For Douglas.? Josoph Lankinson ins engaged passage. ALASKA GOLD RISES SEATTLE, Dec. 28.?Alaska Gold stock was quoted at 27 1-S today in KILLS WIFE AND SELF SPOKANE, Dec. 28.?Because hiB ivlfo sued him for divorce, Martla M. Loth Bhot and killed hero hor today, ' ind then killed hlniBolf. RUSSIA SEND8 BUYER ? NEW YORK, Doo. 28.?Ivan V. Sorg asky, an agent of the Russian govern ment, Is in AmoTlca to spend up to flO.OOQ.OfiO .for, machinery, for uco ja., FRANK WINS j LEGAL POINT ? WASHINGTON". Dec. 28.? Justice' Lamar today granted the appeal of Leo. Mi Frank, from the decision cf the Goorgln federal court, which re fusod to release Frank on hnbeaB cor pus proceedings. This will mean an other fight of Franx, for hla liberty. He is under sentenco to hang Jan uary 22, for the murder of Mary Phr, gan. TURKEY'S PART IN WAR IS THOUGHT NEGLIGIBLE (By a staff correspondent of tho New York World.) LONDON. Doc. 10.?Turkey will! play an entirely negative role through out tho whole course cf tho war. and tho assistance sho will be able to lend io Germany; will bo_ restricted to keep-., ing a largo force of BritiLh :n Egypt, and several Russian army corps en gaged on her northern frontiers, Is ? tho opinion of Sir Louis du Pan Mal let. lato British Ambassador at Con stantinople, expressed in an interview with a corespondent of Tho World. "Thoro is,' of course, always a chance." Sir Louis said, "that a mas Bacro of Christians will come to pats In the wilder sections of the Ottoman Empire, but tho combined powor of tho American and German ambassa dors will bo sufficient to prev9nt any concerted outbreak of fanaticism. "Ambassador Morganthau occupies a peculiarly powerful position in Tur key, now. He has dono wonderfully in protecting tho interests not only of ills own countrymen but of foreign ers. I feel sure he will bo able to put a stop to any uprising against Christians, should such a calamity oc cur. "Thero is littlo danger to American: missionaries and other Christians from | Mohammedan fanatics, because the! Turks are being held In leash by Ger-i man officers, who dictate the movc-| ments of tho Ottoman Empire. "Enver Brfy is tho strongest man! thero today, but his power would' bo J nullified If tho Germans turned against him. There is no more powerful in dividual in Turkoy than the German ambassador, Baron Wngenheim. and it's quito cortain he would do nothing to alienate tho United States. "There can be no holy war, despite tho efforts of Gorman to embroil In dia, Egypt, and other Islamic countries because tho Turkish Mohammcdlans, would bo obliged in such an event, to fight their present allies In common with tho rest of Ch.'lstendom. "It Is true that a great mass of Turks beliovo the Kaiser is Moham medan. They also believe th y will be able to seize Egypt and a goodly slice of Russia. "Commcrco and trade of all kinds Is at an absolute standstill throughout tho Sultan's dominions, and thinking Turks realize even if they won out their country would be bankrupt for years to come." EANKERS ORGANIZE. NEW YORK, Deo. 28.?A now club' is being formed In tho Now York Tin. uncial district, composed of linkers not merely of New York city but ot the whole country; and it is expected that European hankers will bo Included in tko membership when tho (Hub's quarters are opened next March In tho new Equitable building. The oi$?ll:ft: tion is the ankers" Club of Amorlca.' ORDER SHELLS PHILADELPHIA. Dee. 28.?An ? or der for $800,000 worth of-stock shells," shrapnel eases and othc.' ;nunir.:on- of war has been placed with:: Iocs! man .utacturing; concern.. It ulrc ftanr'-BAfatiw 1L the txouv- ? i RAID ON KIEL CANAL MADE BY BRITISH BUT ATTACK IS BEATEN Off LONDON, Dec. 28.?The enterprise of the British navy In attempting to dig out the German fleet at Kiel, h said to have brought about one ot the most extraordinary battles ever fought. The most modern war machines of the British aero corps, and a British aero naval squadron Including the lijht cruisers Arethusa and Undaupffiflt was attacked by Zeppelins, seaplanes, and submarines, In the battle Friday off the German naval base at Cuxhavcn, at the Elbe's mouth. By rapid ~ DHllleh ehtna U/AM miiiicuvci my miv whuhh ????? able to avoid the German submarines while the Zeppelins found the fIra. of the cruisers too dangerous for them to continue the fight .The German hydroplanes dropped bombs which fell harmlessly In the ce;, according to the Admiralty. .The British ships re mained In the vicinity for three hours, without beng attacked by any surface warship, and picked up three of the .even air pilots and thoir planes. , Three other airmen were picked up y English submarines, but their ma chines wcro Hunk. Tho seventh English airman is fear (1 to have met death. He was Com indcr Hewlett, son of Maurico How let., tho novelist. His machine was found off Heligoland. ?? HEREIN, Dec. 28.?Eight British war ships made an unsuccessful stack on Caxhaven, off tho Western cntraaco to Kiel Canal late Friday aftornoon. Tho w arships were conveying hydro planes, which the war office beliovoB in tended raiding the fortifications. Four teen bombs were dropped by tho-Brit ish airmen, but ndrio of them struck, their mark. German aeroplanes and a Zeppelin balloonf succeeded in driving off the hydroplanes and two British destroy ers were damaged by bombs dropped from the Taubes. - DARING AERO RAIDS MADE ON CHRISTMAS LONDON, Doc. 28.?It Ig officially announced that Squadron Command^ Richard B. Davlcs, of the English ar my aero service,- visited Brussels, Bol glum, In a Farman biplane Christmas Evo and dropped twelve bombs on a shed reported to contain a Gorman airship. The damage done, if any; was not given out by tho War Office. The German aviator who made a visit to English shores Christmas dropped a bomb near Rochester, twon. ty-eight miles Southeast of St. Paul's, London, but tho bomb did no domago. as It fell In the roadway. 41 BULLETS IN LEG; BACK ON FIRING LINE PARIS, Dec. 28.?A territorial soldier named Bnrst, who recolved forty-on? mitrailleuse bullets In his loft leg on . . Aug. 25, has recovered and roturaod to tho front. No bone wns touched by tho bullots. ALL WAR'S ATROCITIES ARE NOT OF THE ARMY ???-? ROTTERDAM. Dec. 28.?Tho police raided a building which they suspect td was being used by mon who woro exporting cocoa to Germany. Thoy discovered not only quantities of cocoa ready for shipment, but many barrels )f sand and sawdust with which the thrifty exporters wcro plentifully ndul :.~ating tho cocoa. EXPORTS FORBIDDEN. LONDON, Dee. 28.?Great Britain ha3 forbidden the exportation of anl lino oil, anilino salts, and picric acid .ud Its components to all destinations, It is announced. GERMAN PRODUCTIONS. SET N, Den.. 28.- -Tho minister of igrlculture hp. announced that Ger many's she! production lu July was '.,027,345 tons; In August, 560,822; In September, 063,S2S. In tho Soar fields che coal output in October was 552, S2S tonB, against 1,011,051 in July and 1,158.665 In October, 1913. "SWIFTWATER" SUED. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2S.?G. W. Tanta'u, a mining onglneer, haa start ed suit agalntiV'Swtftvvater Bill" Gates :a'.a loci court for" tho sum of 85.600, all'ej i to b .1 due :'r.qm the .former Alaskan for wages earned-wblXyvrtftfe ftfr "Utrcoo ia 'Ptsnb ' -Vi.y> : ?