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VOL. V. NO. 665. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY. JANUARY 8, 1915. PRICE TEN CENTS.
Lay Cornerstone Of Peace Now Says Wilson
CENTURY OF BRITISH PEACE CELEBRATED
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FREEDOM'S
CENTENARY
OBSERVED
NEW ORLEANS. Jan. S?Twenty
ono big guns, timed to end their fire
at the exact moment when Andrew
Jackson triumphed over the British
at Chalmette ono hundred years ago
today, boomed forth in New Orleans
at the opening of the centenary anni
versary celebration of 100 years peace
between tho United States and Great
Britain.
New Orleans, saved by Jackson from
invasion of the British, fittingly cele
brated the occasion. The city wore
its holiday dress and a street pag
eant was held.
Today is Jackson's Day, and it pos
sesses added signitlcanco this year be
cause it is the centenary anniversary
of the Battle of Now Orleans. The
Battle of New Orleans was a notable
event in American history. It mark
ed a disastrous termination or the
last invasion of American territory
by a foreign enemy. Although fought
15 days after a treaty of peace had
been signed by representatives of the
United States and Great Britain at
Ghent, etnding the war of 1912. the
decisive American victory produced
a profound impression, giving the Na
tions of Europe a broader idea of the
Nationality of the United States, and
creating an enthusiasm in America
which counted greatly for the unity
of the new Republic at a timo when;
dissention was rife and talk of d!?-!
solution was popular in certain sec-!
tlons of the country. The battle made !
a National hero of Andrew Jackson,
who had already been regarded as a
very successful Indian fighter but one
whose ways were those of the "un
couth and illiterate" West.
Wellington's Veterans.
The battle of New Orleans was
fought early In the morning of Janu
ary S, 1S15. The British forces num
bered approximately 7.000 men Most
of them had won glory in Welling
ton's Spanish campaign in which he
had liberated that country from the
control of Emperor Napoleon. They
were commanded by three of Well
ington's Major-Generals? Packenbam,
commander-in-chief, and Gibbs and
Keane. The American forces nraber
?cd About 4,000, mostly backwtoods
men of Tennessee and Kentuckey,
and were commanded by Maj.-Gen.
Andrew Jackson, who had been au
torlzed by President James Madison
to raise an army and resist tho anti
cipated attack against New Orleans.
The battle had been preceded by
skirmishing, and one severe engage
ment in which Jackson had defeated the
British advance, but not so decisively
as to check the main army or divert
the British from tbeir purpose to
capture New Orleans and obtain con
trol of the Mississippi waterway.
(Continued on Page Six)
BRITAIN CONTROLS
GULF OF PERSA
BOSTON, Jan. S.? A Globe, Lon
don correspondent says Angle-Indian
expedition has secured control of the
Persian gulf and the Euphrates delta.
This region had been brought under
German. Influence, and with a vassaj
Turkey there would have been a clear
road from Vienna to the gulf, with
excellent base of operations against
India.
DOCUMENTS FOR MEXICO
MUSEUM.
?*1-??
MEXICO CITY. Jan. S.?-Historical
documents once the property of Mi
guel Hidalgo, hero of Mexican imle
pendcnce, have been presented to the
national museum by the State of Mi
choaacan.
ODD DIVORCE COMPLAINT
IS FILED BY ALASKAN
SEATTLE, Jan. S.?Adolph John
Jarmuth. an Alaskan mining man to
day brought suit in Uwj superior coun
for a divorce from hi- . . . IDe
Long, noted suffrage.- agitator. The
complaint declares ;that Mrs. Jar
muth has "lost the democratic side
of her nature."
THE WEATHER TODAY.
Maximum?3S.
Minimum?34.
Cloudy?Rain.
Precipitation?.50 Inch.
ASK HUGE
SUM FOR
BLINDNESS
A Seattle Jury may decide whether
or not Stanley Byers Is entitled to
receive damages from tho, Alaska Gas
lneau Mining Company for tho loss of
both eyes In the only accident that -
occurred during the driving of tho
Sheep Creek tunnel. Through attor
ney F. H. Kelly. Byers brought suit
in the superior court of King county
for $90,000 damages, and the case will
be heard January 15 before Judge J.
T. Ronald. Postponment from the
10th to tho 15th recently was granted
bv Judge Ronald.
"Service of the suit was made on
Robert Munro, purchasing agent of
the Alaska Gastlneau Company, with
headquarters in Seattle. Lewis P.
Shacklcford, of counsel for the com
pany will resist tho suit of Byers.
when it comes up for trial.
The tunnel accident occurred near
ly two vcars ago. One man was klll
cd. Byers and Victor Vanstein. whq
had both legs broken, were the men
seriously injured. Eight others suf
fered slightly from inhaling gas and
shock D. E. Harrington, a machine
man. who was killed, drilled into a
"missed hole" and an explosion result
ed. causing tho accident.
It is declared that should the case
bo decided In favor of Byers, an ap
pall] will be taken to the circuit
court of appeals, on the ground that
service on tbo company's agent at
Seattle is not valid.
$520,000 FOR
SURVEY SHIPS
WASHINGTON. Jan. S.?A bill au-j
thorlzlng the appropriation of $520.-;
000 for the construction of vessel.,
was favorably reported to tho House
today by the Committee. It is an
nounced that if tho ball is passed, all
of the vessels will be stationed on tho
Pacific coast and in Alaskan waters.
Leaders expect tho bill to bo put
through before a fortnight
MEXICAN CONSULATE
IN SEATTLE IS EMPTY
SEATTLE, Jan. 1.?Jose de Molina;..
Mexican consul for Washington and
Alaska, with headquarters i? Seattle.
I has returned to Mexico City, and it
I is understood that tho Mexican con
sul's office for the Northwest has J
been indefinitely abandoned. Consul!
do Mollnas' departure for the Mexi
can capital was abrupt, and it is not
known whether he resigned or was
recalled following a decision of tho
Mexican government to abandon Its
consulate here. Ho had been the
Mexican representative for this sec
tion for the past eighteen months,
and is the second official of his line
detailed to Seattle.
TO SAIL ON MARIPOSA
SEATTLE, Jan. 8.?The steamship
Mariposa sails tonight at 9 o clock tor
Southwestern Alaska. Among her
passengers for Juneau will be L.
beaming. W. C. -Pittmau. J- Smith.
George W. Samplos. Arthur Van Mav
ern. W. Nagle. Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Garlock, J. H. Irving. B. Klegman,
Miss^. Molen. Mrs. H. Molen, Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph E. Robertson. Lulu Cole
man. Leona Cook.
STEAMER LINDSAY RENAMED
SEATTLE. Jan. 1.?The well known
steamer Lindsay, which has been tho
, property of the Pacific American Fish
cries for several years, Is now being
overhauled and an oil-burning equip
ment installed at the company's yard
on Eliza Island, near Belllngham. and
when the vessel reappears she will
bear the name Pavlof, after tho vol
cano of that name which Is located
not far from tho company's King Covo
. canery.
VAIL WOULD ESTABLISH
SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
NEW YORK. Jan. S.?Theodore N.
Vail, president of the American Tele
phone & Telegraph. Co.. has offered
:. to turn over to the State his large
farm at Lyndonville, \ L, as a school
for girls. Mr. Vail has already estab
lished at-Lyndonvlllo an agricultural
school for boys.
R
IE XMAS
Gaatlneau's fifteen hundred mem
bers of the orthodox Greek Church
yesterday Joined in celebrating Rus
sian Christinas. All over tho world,
wherever tho 125.000.000 communicants
aro gathered, the spirit of tho day was
exemplified, in wartime tronchcs as
well as in tho cities and villages of
manv countries.
Tho Greek faith is tho predominat
ing religion in Russia, Greece. Rou
mania, Bulgaria. Servla. ltoumolia,
and Montenegro, and thoro are more
than 5,000,000 members in Austro
Hungary, 200.000 in Germany. 500,000
In tho United States and 30,000 in Ja
pan. Unliko tho Roman Catholic
Church, there is no ruling head of tho
Greek church. Administrative power
is vested in a board consisting of
twelve bishops, who have their head
quarters in St. Petersburg.
Juneau's Russian-Greek church mem
bers started their solemn worship of;
the Christmastide Wednesday even
ing, when tho Rev. Fathor Andrew 1.
Kashcvaroff hold sen-Ices in the Rus
sian church here. The attendance was
largo and tho church was beautifully
decorated. Yesterday Father Kashc
varoff held services in tho Douglas
church, at which over three hundred
members attended. It was a very cos
mopolitan audience that faced tho
chancel. There wero Slavonians.
Greeks. Russians, and Natlvo Indians,
and tho sermon was preached in four
languages. Shortly before noon the
Holy Liturgy was celebrated hero and
services also were hold at t> o clock
last evening and thiB nsoruirg. During
tho day tho pastor went to various
houses with the Holy Cross, singing
praises and exchanging Christmas
greetings. Little children last evening
visited the neighbors and sang Christ
mas hymns, while they carried stars
made of tissue, which revolved about
a picture of the birth of Christ. This
is one of the foaturos of the Russian
Christmas colcbration.
"Tommorrow," as Father Kashevar
off described it, "tho religious side of j
tho Christmas will give way to one;
of general merriment. Tho carnival;
will last for ten days.
richardson asks
largerallotment!
WASHINGTON. Jan. 8.?In his an
nual report, just made public,"Col. W.
P. Richardson, president of the Alas
ka road commission declared that fur
ther development of a system of roads
and trails in Alaska cannot be ex
pected until Congress Increases the
appropriations for such work.
Last year's appropriation for roads
and trails in Alaska was $125,000. out
of which came salaries. Col. Rich
ardson has asked for at least doublo
that amount this year.
| NAVY TO GET $5,000,000
MORE THAN BEFORE
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.?Sub-com
mittee of House committee on naval
affairs will roport appropriations ag
gregating $145,000,000 as against
$140,000,000 last year. It will recom
mend two dreadnaughts. six destroy
ers, ten submarines and a larger fleet
of aircraft.
i MANN SAYS COUNTRY
IS FACING DEFEAT
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.?Republican
leader James R. Mann says that Demo
crats face a deficit of $10,000,00, and
that there is a probability that tho
fedornl treasury will be bankrupt next
summer.
AMERICANS CARRY GREAT
QUANTITY OF INSURANCE
WASHINGTON. Jan. S.?The aver
ago life insurance carriod by 22,000,
000 families in the United Statos is
$932, compared with $760 for tho 1,
666.000 families in Canada. In this
country there is $20,763,000,000 of lifo
insurance in force, and in Canada $1,
266.000,000.
HALIBUT 10 1-4.
SEATTLE, Jan. 8.?A largo ship
ment of Alaska halibut yesterday
brought 10 1-4 cents in the local mar
ket
RICHMOND, Intl., Jan. 8.? Pros!
ident Wood row Wilnon was hero to
day, on his way to Indianapolis to
attend tho celebration of the battle
of New Orleans, fought 100 years ago
today.
In a brief speech, from the platform
of his private car. tho President said:
"The people of tho United States
should at this critical timo in the hi?
tory of the world, retain their equil
ibrium, that In this united way thoy
can best work toward the promotion
of peace In Europe.
"What 1 want to say to you now is
inorely this: 'Let us seek sobor and
common counsel ubout our own affairs,
and then, when tho timo comes when
wo can act upon a larger field, thore
will bo no mistake as to what Ameri
ca will do for world-peace, having
found her own peace and havlug es
tablished justice In her own mind."'
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LAW INVALIDATED ?+(
* SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. S- ?;
A special court of federal judg- *
?{? es yosterday held that the Ari- ??? ?
+ zona anti-alien employment act ?
* passed by the State ? Lcglslat- * 1
+ uro of Arizona'is unconBtltu- f j
tlonal. It was the opinion of *
?> tho court that the act was ? +
* "class legislation."
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CZAR AND KAISER
FIGHT WAR IN POLAND
NEW YORK, Jan. 8.?The Fotro-j
gurd correspondent of tho New ork
World and London Morning PoBt,
wires his papers as follows:
"It is regarded hero as ridiculous
for the Germans to speak of vic
tories all tho way from their fron
tiers half way into Poland. As a
mattor of fact, Poland occupies tho
unhappy position of Belgium. It is
ruined already and not worth much,
[now as a conquest, ovon if the con
queror for a moment dreamed he
could stay there.
"Tho bulk of tho armies of Russia
will not attempt to attack Gormany
1 on her own territory until hor flgftt
I ing forces are smnBhcd beyond recov
ery or the ground suits. It is in Rus-j
sin, but not in Gormany?namely, in
tho cockpit of Poland?that the smash
ing process 's now going on. Thero is
no doubt about the immodiate result.
The only doubt is whether Germany
will again extricate its best troops
and get them home. Russia has her
armies favorably placed to meet the
new situation, and has enough of
them.
"Tactically. Germany is attacking
with all the attendant disadvantages.
Strategically, the Grand Duke still
Isolds tho Initiative, which alone
brings victory in war."
NEW YORK ESTATES
LOSE FIVE MILLIONS
NEW YORK, Jan. 8.?Three hun
dred estates in Now York represent
ing over $100,000,000 In securities, arc
affected by a decision of the Court of
Appeals of the State, holding that
contingent remainders are taxable be
fore they arc paid. About $5,000,000
wil thus be taken out of these estates!
by tiro state comptroller.
AMERICAN RICH GIVE
$315,000,000 TO CHARITY
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NEW YORK, Jan. 8?Educational
and charitablo bequests in the United
States in 1915 arc estimated at $315,
000,000. War relief donations in ^jjfew
York stato alone exceeded $1,500,00.
John D. Rockefeller's gifts totaled $5.
782,908 and those of Andrew Carnegie
$7,045,500.
MINING MAN DIES.
NEW YORK, Jan. 8.?Burton Se
wall, prominent mining englneor. and
vico-prOBidont of the American Smolt
ing & Refining Co., died at his homo
here yesterday. Ho was G7 years of
ago.
aro expected to leave Seattle on tiro
Mariposa tonight, reluming from a
visit to the East.
ffE OF
DICKESON
SEATTLE, Jan. 8.?Mra. 0. L.
Dlckoson, wife of the formor president
of tho White Paas & Yukon railroad
at Skagway, is dead, In Pasadena, It
\va8 learned here today.
Mrs. Dlckeson la woll known In Al
aska, having 'spent her summers at
Skagway during the years that her
husband was President and Gcnoral
Manager of the White Pass 3b. Yukon
railway and rlvor steamer lines. She
was a Chicago girl and married Mr.
DIckeson there.
TYPHUS IS EPIDEMIC
IN GERMAN ARMY
COPENHAGEN, Jan. 8.?Thousands <
of typhus cases among the Gorman
troops In Poland, Including male nur
ses, are reported In a Berlin tele
gram to the Copenhagen Borlingske
Tldende. The German medical otaft
hopes to stamp out the disease by In
oculating the whole army In the east.
GERMANY HAS 4,500,000
MEN AT THE FRONT
COPENHAGEN, Jan. 8.?Germany
has about 4.500,000 men under arms
at the front and claims to bo nble to
send 6,000,000 more thero.
JEWS ARE DECORATED
BERLIN. Jan. 8.?For personal brav
ery in the faco of tho enemy, 720
Jewish soldiers In the German army
havo been decorated with the Iron
cross, and three with the Iron cross
of the first order.
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NATION HAS DAIRY
ASCUNSION, Paraguay, Jan. 8.?
A dairy has been ostabllshod near
this city with every prospect of suc
cess.
ALASKA GOLO
BOSTON, Jan. 8.?Alaska Gold yes
terday was quotod on the Boston curb
at 26 3-4.
SEEKS SALE0E
ALASKA-NORTHERN
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.? August
Heckscher, a Now York banker, yes
terday made an offer on behalf of the
Alaska Northern railroad, 'At Soward,
Alaska, to sell tho road to the govern
ment. Tho proposal was tendered to
Secretary of the Interior Franklin
K. Lane. Hcckschor represents the
Canadian banks which hold the bonds
of tho railroad.
Today the Alaska railroad commis
sion hold Its first formal conference
to discuss tho forthcoming report of
posslblo routes for the government
railroad. All of tho mombora of tho
commission woro presont.
WHITMAN TO HAVE
NEW SERVIC COMMISSION
NEW YORK. Jan. 8.?New York
American says Gov. Charles Whitman
Is determined to create a new public
service commission for Greater Now
York. He promises a complete re
formation in tho existing board with
in tho next month.
CORPORATION PROXIES MUST
HAVE REVENUE STAMP
WASHINGTON, Jan. 8.?P. S. Tal
bert, chlof of law bureau of Internal
revenue department, has ruled that all
coporatlon proxies executed after Dec.
1 require a 10-cont revenue stamp,
but the oven unstamped hroxles woro
Valid and umst bo cquntod ih the vote.
Portions executing proxies, howevor,
and omitting revenue stamps, lay
themselves, open to federal prosocu
AMERICANS GET
ANOTHER STEAMSHIP
NEW YORK, Jan. 8.?New York In
terests have bought tho Hamburg
American steamer Dalrla, Interned at
Port Arthur. Texas,, and changed It
to American registry. It will take Its
flrst cargo from Galveston.
GERMAN !
GUNNERY
DEADLY
BERLIN, Jan'. 8.?The Ger
man War Office announced to- s
day in its official communica- A
tion that ten Russian aeroplanes a
were brought down by German a
aero gunners in the Lodz-Low- t
icz district during the week. b
s
IN THE WEST.
LONDON, Jan. 8.? Sharp il
fighting is reported from the t
Western battlefields, with fierce a
skirmishes in the Argonne for- il
ests, where the French appear
to be holding the trench captur- 1
2d Wednesday from the Germans
after a charge of Turckos.
At the Northern end of the
battle line Jhere is little to re- I
port. Military critics say the d
absence of news from this.field i
of operation indicates that one a
side or the other is planning a i
heavy frontal attack. e
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CANADA WILL NEED V
MONEY IN FEBRUARY
OTTAWA. Jan. S.?The Dominion *
government has decided to ash for tlic
$100,000,000 loan, that It has been dla- q
cussing for some time, early in Fob
ruary. e
OffER REGRETS j
E0R SHOOTING ;
OTTAWA, Jan. 8.?The Canadian .
government sent today to Washington
an expression of regret over the kill
ing of William Smith and the wound
ing of Walter Dorsch, American hunt
ers. who wore fired on by Canadian r
militiamen, who said they refused to g
halt after being oommanded. The
men were being chased for an alleged t
violation of the Canadian hunting L
laws. Both men resided In Buffalo, t
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?> REPLY IS MAILED
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?i? LONDON, Jan. 8.?Ambass- * a
ador Walter H. Page today rc- *
? ceivcd from the British govern- <?
4- ment the preliminary reply to *
4- the American note of protest ?>
4. against the British interference *
.5. with Amorlcan shipping. The ?
?J. noto was mailed to W ashing- -?*
? ton and will not be made pub- *
4. 11c until It reaches tho Ameri- ? ^
?> can capital. ,
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AUSTRIA-HUNGARY IN 1
BAD WAY FOR SORES (
LONDON, Jan 8.? The Petrograd ,
correspondent of tho Chronicle wires: j
"An Austrian prisoner, head of . a
firm having works in Potrogard and ,
I Moscow, has boon brought to Kieff ,
In a lamentable condition. He reports ]
that tho Austro-Hungarian army ,
stores are exhausted completely. ]
"Particularly stubborn battles on (
the left bank of the Pllica indicate ,
that tho centre of tho fighting tern- 1
porarlly has been transferred there." (
1
FRENCHMEN WILL TAKE 1
PART IN 'FRISCO FAIR 1
PARIS, Jan. 8.?The Paris Chamber
of Commerce has decided to take part 1
in the San Francisco exhibition, and
has invited all Its members to parti- <
clpate. Financial circles are influenc
ed favorably by the reopening of the
London Exchange.
SOCIALISTS TO DISCUSS .
INTERVENTION IN WAR 1
COPENHAGEN, Jan. 8.?A confer
ence of Norwegian. Danish. Swedish
and Dutch socialists, will bo hold In
Copenhagen on Jan. 17 to discuss the
proposal for insisting that Jbe govern
rnonta of those countries hold thoni
sqIycb in roadlness to intervi-nc at a
favorablo moment in tho European
WEEP or
RUSSIANS
CONTINUES
LONDON, Jan. 8.?The Rus
ian sweep across Bukowma,
aistria's northwestern province
nd through Galicia to the Carp
thian mountains against which
he Austrians have been driven
ack, is admitted in an official
tatement today from Vienna.
The Austrian military author
lies say that the retreat of
heir troops was made necess
ity by the numerical superior
ty of the Russian forces.
?URKISH GOVERNMENT
READY TO LEAVE
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Jan. 8.?
)ispatches from Constantinople
escribes the situation in the
'urkish capital as increasingly
larming. The Ottoman author
ties appear to have apprehend
d not only attacks from the out
ide but internal disorders as
/ell.
t he archives of state have
ieen packed for removal from
he city, and many of tne rec
ords have been sent away, l rep
rations also have been complet
d for the removal of the Turk
sh treasury. Locomotives are
:ept constantly under steam m
he railway yards at Stamboul
o meet the possible necessity
,f conveying officials of tbe2?v
rnment to a place of safety on
hort notice.
IS VIRTUAL SIEGE
LONDON, Jan. 8.?Aside from
?eports of the continued Rus
ian pursuit of the Turkish fore
s defeated in the b?ttle of the
Caucasus, and a continuation o
he Russian advance through the
,asses of the Carpathian moun
ains, a siege of warfare with in
ermittent artillery duels pre
vails almost everywhere in the
irea of hostilities.
vllies say kaiser i
thinks of peace
LONDON. Jan. 8.-Tho opinion pre
?ails In London. Paris, and Pctrograd
hat Germany is struggling 1,11'
. vantage point Wm
into for peace. H UUK , -#
hat country han given up allhopeot
ivcr conquering the Alhc3' ^r ^' .
ho Ip still hoping to capture >\ arsa
i the Sit U Calais and other Chan
.ol norts in the West for the purpose
,f giving her an apparent advantago
* SV ?ar Bhith a? would
j Lm overtures tor P??to oltt|out
I rving to acknowledge weakness.
Thomanner in which life has been
lacrlficcd by Germany in offensl^
"\mnalKii8 that she ha3 waged in F
"and and Flanders is given as eyidonce
if this intontlon on the part o
Raiser's government It is contended
?hat she could not afford the s aught
;r ln the event that it was her in
tentlon to press the war to an ultimate
(inclusion, as the tactical advantage
that would be gained by the capture
o! Warsaw and Calais could p
ibly compensate for tho lo. s ?
aouBuuds el
that lmvo been kuied in the offc
yperations since October lat.
GERMANS WILI. FIGHT
AMSTERDAM. Jan. 8.-German of
ficers state that there are now^ in the
fortified zone of Antwerp about -00.
000 men. They will remain there un
til tho city is besieged by the allies
from Roulers and retire on Ghent, hut
Antwerp Will be 'entirely defended
before It Is evacuated by the garr
?Troops no longor appear In the c!t>v
but remafii In iho neighborhood of_ tho
nrst line of forts day and night. About
So men arc working at the recon
atructlou of tho forts.

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