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VOL. V. NO. 682. ""jUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, JANUARY- 29, 1915. : . PRICE TBN CENTS.
villa is reported injured WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.?An uncon firmed report has boon received from Mexico City that Gen. Villa hae been soriously Injured. The report come# from American Consul SIHIman, who says It has not been verified. If the Injuries to Gen. Villa are cor rectly reported, the new phase that It win Introduce will be one of great Im portance according to Washington opinion where most people in official > life and out of it bavo pinned their I faith for a final adjustment on satlB-! factory lines to him. Mexico City Occupied by Gen. Obre gon. MEXICO CITY. Jan. 25.?Gen. Ob regon, a Carranza leader, yesterday! evening occupied the city, meeting with only slight rcsistence. The Zapatistas, who had occupied' the city, fled without roalring a stand, and the city was retaken. While the impression prevails that Gen. Carranza. will not remove his headquarters here until, at least, his troops havo demonstrated that they can hold the city, he is expected to visit the capital, and assist Gen. Ob-J rcgon In the Inauguration of local go*-: emment J i Attempt to Kill Obregon. MEXICO CITY, Jan. 29. ? Ar. at tempt wan made :o assassinate Gen.'; Obregon shortly after he entered Mex- j lco City last night, but resulted ln; failure. It la now claimed that 10,000 of Gen. Carranza's troops are in posses sion of Mexico City. The military authorities have as sumed full control over municipal mat ters. * * * VILLA ACCUSES GUTIERREZ OF LOOTING TREASURY EL PASO, Tex., Jan. 29.?General Villa In a statement denouncing Gen eral Eulallo Gutierrez, late provision al president of Mexico, says Gultcrr ez and companions took $5,000,000 from tho National treasury with them when the fled from Mexico City. LOWER NIGHT CABLE TOLLS EFFECTIVE NEXT WEEK SEATTLE. Jan. 29.?Tho command er of the United States signal corps yesterday issued the order carrying into effect tho 25 per cent, reduction of cable tolls on the United States mil itary cable to Alaska. The new rate is effective February 1st. STRIKE LEADERS CONFER WITH ROCKEFELLER NEW YORK. Jan. 19.?John D. Rock efeller and representatives and ad visers of the Colorado coal mine strik ers conferred for two hours yester day evonlng in the office of Mr. Rock efeller at 26 Broadway. There will bo & further conference at which more of the strike leaders will be present PREACHER SWORE FALSELY FOR LEO P. FRANK ATLANTA. Ga.. Jan. 29.?Rev. C. B. Ragsdale. who made an affidavit In favor of Leo R. Frank, convicted or murdering Mary Phagan, today con fessed that the affidavit was false and that he made it in consideration of $200 which was paid to him by repre sentatives of the condemned man. MORGAN'S BANK TO REMAIN ENGLISH AGENT NEW YORK. Jan. 29.?J. P. Morgan & Company will probably remain as tho British fiscal agents after the war closes in place of Kuhn, Loeb & Co. It is stated that H. P. Davison clean ed up all the details on his visit and brought back with him complete sched ule, officially approved, providing for everything Great Britain will need, and America can supply for the next two years. J. P. Morgan <2: Co. state that under the new arrangement they will establish English credits here and discounts will be made through the Federal Reserve Bank. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?33. Minimum?22. Precipitation?.40 inch. Cioody; snow. M'BRIDE GETS TIRED ANDQUITS "I was tired of being the target of abusive complaints, and I did not care for tho council's Investigation. That's! why I resigned." Chief of Police William M. McBrlde made this statement to Tho Empire : this morning. His resignation as head of tho police department was delivorcd to F. Wolland, chairman of the police commtttoo of tho municipal council, at 6 o'clock last evening, and the coun cil is expected to accept tho resigna tion which Is effective' February 1, and name a new chief at Its next meeting. There are 15 or 20 applicants for tho position. Usurped Judge's Powers. Usurpation of tho functions of the city magistrate more than anything else placed Chief McBrlde under llro, according to Councilman Wolland. who contended that after a man Is arrest ed and jailed, further action against .?tm Tvas not within the province of the police: that it was up to tho city magistrate to deal with the prisoner from then on. Tho case of Charles Froogrovo was cited as an example. Freegrove, said to be a parasite, was arrestod by on cers Harry Grovo and B. Gllpatrlck early fast Sunday morning. When Chief "McBride came down town at 10 o'clock Sunday morning ho released the man, becauso, as he.said, "It hagj been our custom to release prisoners dharged with minor offenses when> they exhibit a willingness to leave town." This is a custom that Is in vogue in many police departments. This arrest was the cause of the re moval of Officer Grove from the force. When he discovered that Freegrove had been releasod by tho Chief, he secured a warrant from City Magis trate E. W. Pettlt. and endeavored to arre3t him. Grove searched the Al Kl Tor Freegrove, becauso he heard that ho was Intending to leave the city on that boat Freegrove said to the council Wednesday night that ho had Intended to go south on the Al-Ki, but was left at Douglas, afterward ad mitting that ho did not proceed south becauso ho discovered that tho Al-Kl's captain had caused his baggage to be removed from tho vessel at Juneau af ter discovering that his would-be pas senger was wanted by tho police. For going over his head in securing a war rant. Chief McBrldo removed Officer Grove, becauso of Insubordination. At Wednesday's hearing Officer Grovo said that a good deal was said (ContlnuotLon Page C.) WAR ORDERS REACH ENORMOUS TOTAL CHICAGO, Jan. 29.?The Board of Trade estimates that ordora for food stuffs. horses and mules, clothing, ma chinery and appliances of all kinds, including automobiles and cars and munitions of war placed in the United States on account of the war, includ ing that delivered and to bo delivered, amount to more than $700,000,000. The Treasury Department shows that less than $3,0u0,000 of orders for ; munitions of war have been delivered. This includes only guns and ammu I nltion. : COPPER REACHES 14 CENTS PER POUf^'D BOSTON*. Mass., aJn. 20.?Fourteen cents a pound was paid today for larje tonnage of electroytic copper, for do mestic deliver}-. The copper market has strengthened perceptibly, as in dicated by the fact that practically all producers rained their asking prico to 14 cents, asainst 13 7-S cents on Tuesday. Export demand for the metal con tinues fairly brisk, with sales running through March. Lake copper has sold at 14 cents cash. New York, the oquiv ; alent of 14 1-7 cents, regular terms. SOME BIG DEMOCRAT WANTS THAT NOMINATION DETROIT. Mich., Jan 29?Gov. Wool bridge Ferris, of Michigan, has an nounced that some prominent Demo crat with a National reputation is en deavoring to undermine President Wood row Wilson, and will be a candi date against him for the Presidential nomination. Gov. Forria is a Wilson ? Democrat, j WER|/S Judgo Prod M. Brown Adjourned tho district court at 4 o'clock yester day afternoon In ordor that ho might personally visit the Gold Belt tract and see what remains of the old Ju neau cemetery, tho disposition of which Is a point involved In tho suit brought by tho government against John F. Malony and other owners of tho tract for the cancellation of tho patent to tho land on-tbc ground that fraudu lent representations woro modo to the government. With Judgo Brown wero John H. Cobb, and H. B. LeFevre, of counsel for the defon8o, United States Attor noy John J. Reagan, and poputy Dis trict Attorney H. H. Folsom. Judgo Brown went over a groat deal of tho ground In the tract beforo darkness forbad? further study of the premises. Mine Inspector Testifies. Sumner S. Smith. Federal mlno In spector, was called to tho stand as tho first witness this morning. The gov: ornment called tho witness in an at tompt to prove that the ledge of oro In the land in controversy carried nc values after tho cost of mining and milling were, deducted. belief that profit from a ledgo carry Ins values of eightv-fivo cents to the and mentioned the report o? Former Supt. J. R. Mitchell, of tho Persever ance mine, wherein the Perseverance cost of mining and milling at that time was $0.85 per ton. exclusive of over head operating cost. Mr. Smith also said he believed the avorago co9t of mining and milling at TroadwcU was between $1.00 to $1.30 a ton. On cross examination by Mr. Cobb. Mr. Smith was-asked If six samples takon from the face of a tunnel wcro a fair teat of the values the ledge con tained. Mr. Smith- replied that it was. j "Tho assays are, ar. a rulo, regular," j he testified, "and cases where the as says jump several dollars ore tho ex ception rather than tho rulo." Assays Are Inconsistent. Discrepancies in tho assays of ore taken from a tunnol on tho land were shown by tho testimony submitted. Assays taken by George H. Parks, of the field division of the land office, who said he had had six years' exper ience in sampling mines In Mexico, showed that throe-fourths of tho sam ples showed no gold, while the bost value of some of the samples wns eighty-five cent9 a ton, and tho low est fifty cent.'! a ton. P. B. Hydor, of the geological sorvico of the Gastineau Mining Company, testified he had sam pled oro for the Gastineau company, on a claim directly across tho crook from tho tunnol, and had found oro assaying sixty conts a ton. Jack Welch and E. L. Cobb testified they had taken samples from the tun nel on the property, which showed val ues of from $C.OO to $18.00 a ton, as assayed by W. G. Stogman. Case Draws to Close. The caso will likeiy do argucu De foro court recesses late this after noon, and it la expected Judge Brown will take the matter under advise ment, for a written opinion lator. Other witnesses who testified today wore John Dolan and E. L. Cobb, for tho plaintiff, and H. H. Folsom, B. D. i Stewart, E. L. Cobb, W. G. Steginan,! J. T. Welch, F. B. Hyder, Mri. W. IC. Zott, F. J. Wettrick, Claude Ericson and J. J. Clarks. A deposition of E. j R. Jaeger was read. LAWYER'S ESTATE WILL REACH OVER $6,000,000 .J? NEW YORK. Jan. 29.?It is gener ally believed that the estate of John E. Parsons, the trust lawyer, who died recently, will reach SG.OOO.OOO or over, of which moro than $1,000,000 is in realty. As "tho father of trusts," Mr. Parsons was regarded as having made larger earnings than any other mem GERMAN DYES COMING HERE MORE FREELY NEW YORK, Jan. 29.?At tho an supply of Gorman dyes now being re of p. 70-foot, light draft, stern-wheel be ug$g In carrying materials and sup Knlk up the Susltiin and Matanucka aouncoment of the purpose of the con struction of the vessels la accepted as conclulsvo ovldence that the first government railroad construction work AT HEAD Of WORK son has directed that the Alaska rail firms statements tbht had been made ) K. Lane that the wo.!- would bo per formed under the direct- mnnagomcnt interior DeprVrtmcnt. whose rocom-ii ntondationa for appointment to places p on the board woro followed. v *r* v %' v COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS * ?J- OVER-RIDING VETO. + ? WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. - ? <? The House committee on immt- ? gratlon voted today, 8 to 3, to * ? report the Immigration bill *; + back to the House with the rcc- f i + ommendatlon that It bo passed 4? ? ovor the President's veto. * MANY DEMOCRATS EXPECT AN EXTRA SESSION WASHINGTON. Jan. 29.?Many of the Democratic leaders in tbo Senate! and Houso expect that the Republi can filibuster over the ship purchase bill will result In an extra session of I Congress, and arc preparing for It. It Is said that if the ship-purchase bill and the rural credits bill are not passed that the President will bo urg ed to call a special Session, and the conviction is that he will need llttlo urging to do so. STATES POSITION ON JOINT WATER AND LAND CONTROL; WASHINGTON. .Tuu. 29?The gov-: eminent has filed with the Interstate Commcrco Commission its brief on the' question of the retention of control by the trunk line steam carriers of wa-j ter lines, prohibited by the Panama ? Canal ict, except whoro the commis sion approves such control; The brief applies j particularly to the control of lake carriers by trunk line railroads. It said the commission mifst declare whethef tbo fncts disclose a "situation I in which tbo railroad and the carrier [ Hy water could compete If the removal ; of coul?ol left each free simply to pur AMERICAN CONGRESSMAN WOULD ABOLISH WAR WASHINGTON, Jan. S9:?Represen tative Richard Bartholdt, of Missouri, has introduced in tho House a joint resolution for tho creation of an In ternational Court of Decree and En which is for tho abolition of Intornn ? HAMBURG-AMERICAN LINE TO HAVE AN AMERICAN PLANT ican line contemplates cstablishinK a $500,000 repair plant, to employ 2,000 EXPECTING GENEVA, Jan. 29. ? Tho German Crown Prtneo In an authorized state ment Issued today from the battlefield near Verdun says that every Austrian and German who has followed events Its confident that they will win In the war in which they are ongaged. He "We are convinced that the day will como when the people of Russia and France will fjnd out that they are only dolng~the dirty work of England." GERMANS CLAIM VICTORY IN CARONNE BERLIN, Jan. 29.?Tho War Office announced today that following a des perate engagement about the Hurto blso and Caronno region 1,500 French dead belonging to ..tho ..Eighteenth army corps were found In the trenches captured by the Gorman arms. The Germans captured 1,100 prison FRENCH CLAIM GERMANS HAVE BEEN CHECKED PARIS, Jan. 29.?Fighting on tho Garonne plateau continues with groat fighting. The French have recaptured, some of tho ground lost yesterday and Wed nesday in this region. The Germnn lossos this week In tho Caronnc and Vosgea regions have boon The French losses in the Garonne region wore heavy. GERMANS BATTLED HEROICALLY TO END LONDON, Jan. 29. ? Officers and men of the English navy who were engaged In tho battle last Sunday and witnessed tho sinking of the Bluecher say tho German sailors lined up along the rail and doffed their hats as tho great ship went to tho bottom, Tho British arc unstinted in the praise they bestow upon the bravery of the German officers and men. They say tho Bluecher kept her guns in ac tion as long as a slnglo one was In shapo to bo loaded, aimed and fired. FRENCH GOVERNMENT NEEDS MUCH MONEY PARIS, Jan. 29.?The Provisional credits desired by Franco applicable to tho firs', six months of 1915 amount to $1,705,052,881 for the general budg ets and $94,CSS,252 for supplementary budgets. The budgets of tho Minister of War is estimated-at $1,200,080,432. CANADA MAY ASK FOR $150,000,000 FOR WAR OTTAWA. Jan. 23.?The now Can adian war crodit to bo passed upon when Parliament mceta In February will probably bo $150,000,000 ihBtead of $100,000,000. GOULD FAMILY HAVE ONLY 5,000 MISSOURI PACIFIC SHARES NEW YORK. Jan. 29.?A list, of the shareholders of tho Missouri Pacific has been filed with the Missouri pub lic service commission, which disclos es that of 830,000 shares. George J. Gould holds only 10 shares; Frank Gold 214; Kathorlne, 300; and others in tho family 85, while Mrs. Helen j Gould Shcpard, holds tho largest of the individuals, having 4418. A Miu-i sourl Pacific official cava that Kuhn, Loeb & Co.. Rlalr & Co.. of New York: and the Deutsche bank of Berlin, are or* of the Missouri Pacific, and they the maturing obligations of the road. * CAPT. EDGERTON AND BRIDE ARRIVE TONIGHT peeled to be passenger-- for Yaldez on. tho r. team ship Admiral-Evans, due TURKS ON RAMPAGE ATKARS LONDON, Jan. 29.?A dispatch from TIflls, Tranecaucacla, says 50 Greek villages around Karti, southern Trans Caucasla, have been laid In ruins by the Turks. The flight oTthe Greek Inhabitants was precipitate. Women and ch'ilc'ren suffered intensely from the cold, and many men among the Greeks have been made prisoners. Some were killed. Turks on Offensive! LONDON, Jan. 29.?Advices from Potrograd report the Turks on the'of fensive In tho Trans-Caucasla thdatrc of the war. It fa declared by military exports that the Moslem advance Is for the purpose of drawing the Rus sian froces Trom their eonQuesc In northeastern Hungarla. Russia Apologizes to Persia. PETROGRAD, Jan. 2D.?Russia has Informed Persia, according to an an nouncement today.at this place, of her regret that Persia should have be come an arena of hostilities between tho Russians and Turks. Tho apology explains that the Turkish Incursion Into Persia was directed agalnBi Rus sia, and it is Bhown that Russia was constrained to adopt measures to meet this situation, which, in the end. would. Vrove to be for the joint protection f Russia and Persia. . *i* "J* "?* *?* *!' '/ ?*? .*? ?% a]i ?\. fji ' ? ?> ? FRANCIS JOSEPH MAY ? ? ABDICATE THRONE * LONDON. Jan. L'C-.?A Rome + ?> dispatch to tho London Sltr ?> ? says Francin Joseph, Empcrar ?5* 'of Austria-Hungary, has dcctd- + ?f cd to abdicato tho throne. * v ' + a A A -j. .J . . . '' AMERICANS MAY GET HIDES FROM AUSTRALIA SYDNEY, Austria, Jan. 29.? The Australian government has announced that tho exportation of hides and skins to America is to be permitted in British ships, under shippers' guar antee ngalnst the rc-oxport of raw and manufactured products. ENGLAND GIVES NEW YORK EPOCHAL OPPORTUNITY ?V LONDON, Jan. 29.?New rules for mulated by the British treasury gov ern new issues of capital during tho war are recognized hore as offering an epochal opportunity for New York to displace London as the world's big gest loan center. Seven foreign loans, amounting to nearly $50,000 000, which otherwise would have come to London, have recently been floated In New York, the British treasury gladly risk ing this loss of financial prestige to aid tho successful prosecution of tho war. GERMANY SHORT OF SKILLED WORKMEN 11 LONDON, Jan. 29.?Advice:; from ! Berne sny that Germany's lack of I skilled labor Is becoming so serion:; that she Is advertising In Switzerland for nil categories of metal workers. ! ENGLAND PERMITS WOOL TO COME FROM INDIA LONDON. Jan. 29.?The embargo on the exportation of wool from India to tho Unitod States has been lifted by the Brltfsh government on all classes of wool, except black and gray ma GERMAN SUGAR PRODUCTION LIGHTER LAST YEAR COPENHAGEN, Jan. 29?Germany's Hugnr production In 1914, accordng to fguree submtted to the Department of Commerces.,* y?ir, 174,000 tons Icbb than tho pro vdd:c year. ANTWERP PAYS $10,000,000 OF GERMANY'S WAR TAX COPENHAGEN. Jan. 29.?A Berlin dispatch flay.-. It is officially announc ed there that-.Antwerp has paid 510, 000,000 of tho war tax levied upon tbe ' city by the Germans tip to date. RUSSIANS PUSHING TOSOUTH LONDON, Jan. 29.?The Teuton At lies in the war in the Carpathian moun tains are being pushed farther and farther to the south. They are now strung out along the Roumanian fron tier in order to meet any sudden move ment over the passes from that coun try. While the Russians that are stream ing through the cnow-filted passes, are forcing the enemy backward Into Hun gary. there have not yet been any de cisive engagements fought on tho Hungarian side of the mountains, though there Is constant fighting throughout the Carpathian range. WAR IN HUNGARY DOMINATES SITUATION London, Jan. 29. ? The Austro-Ger man activities in Galicia and the Car pathian mountains continue to domin ate the military situation on the con tinent, and occupy the attention of critics to the exclusion in large meas ure of the activities in other sections. It is believed here and elsewhere that the renewal of the-offensive opratlons on th part of the Turks in Caucasus were timed so as to force the Russians to send more troops Into that field and thus give the German and Auotrlan forcec in Austria-Hungary an oppor tunity to accomplish the defeat of the Russian invasion of Hungary. Russians Successful. PETROGRAD. Jan. 29?Severe fight ing occurred today In the Carpathian mountains. The Russian troops-have recaptured Verckc pass, nnd It Is again available for the movement of Rus sian troops from vho North. NO CHANCE FOR SEPARATE PEACE NOW - ' ?t? PETROGRAD, Jan. 29.?Tho Vienna Allegemelne Zletung published an- ar ticle this morning which alleges that Russia" has destroyed the possibility of concluding separate peace with Austria-Hungary based on tho cession of Eastern Gallcla to Russia by Aus tria-Hungary and tho consent of Rus sia that Sorvla be Incorporated In the Dual Monarchy. The publication Is taken to be a con fession that this proposition was made to Russia, and.refused. Russian papers responding to tho publication this afternoon state that Russia would never consent to bo a party to the destruction of tho auton omy of Servln, and that Russia will not only Insist upon securing all of Gallcla but that there must bo further territorial changes. RUSSIANS APPROACH KOENIGSBURG PETROGRAD, Jan. 29. ? It Is an nounced tills evening at tho War Ofilco that two Russian armies are approach ing Koenlgsburg. One Is moving on the city from tho north and another from tho east. The' array that Is marching from the north has reached TIlsL Tho situation In Poland and Gallcla is unchanged. GERMANY IS USING HER OWN BEEF AMSTERDAM, Jan. 29.?A dispatch from Boverwyk, North Holland, statos that tho exports of fresh butchered meat to Germany, which has been very heavy for several months, has ceased, owing to the lack of demand. It Is presumed that Germany Is butchering its own cattle freely, tho dispatch sayn, owing the oxtra high prlco of fod der. 400,000 MEN TO BE IN NEW SERB INVASION BUCHAREST. Jan. 29.?Four hun dred thousand Austrian aud German soldiers are being concentrated for the proposed Invasion of Servia. ? Largo eonttngents of Bavarian troops have already arrived In Austria. Railroad communication between Roumania and Austria-Hungary has been interrupted for several days because all lines are. being usod for the troops. Tho Czech j and Croatian troops whoso loyalty to Austria has been fu doubt In tho. past, J will not bo used In tlio new campaign 1 against the. Serbs.