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VOL. V., NO. 689. ~ JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, .1915. "? ~ PRICE TEN GENTS. . ?
_ .... ..... , .... . ? - _ .. ..II.. - ? ? ?'?" - JUNEAU INVENTION IS GOOD E. J. Kingsbury yesterday demon strated an electric making apparatus controlled by a typewriter, whicb, it Is believed, will revolutionize oledtrlc sign making and bulleting. The dem onstrations were perfectly satisfac tory. It Is claimed for the mechan ism that it will make as roan electric signs or display as many bulletins In as many widely separated points as Is desired. The device is one where electric lights are flashed upon glass squares as numerous as the number of letters of the alphabet that may be required. These iishts are connected with a me chanism which controls the reflection so u to direct the light rays to cer-' tain portions of the glass squares in such a way that the letter desired Is; reflected. A common typewriter Is connected with the mechanism, and as the typewriter key is touched the let ter instantly is flashed on the desired square. The operation of tho type writer is not interfered with in any manner, and by placing a paper In the machine the bulletin is written in or dinary manner and at the same time reproduced on the sign board or boards. Mr. Kingsbury has been working on the apparatus for four years, and for tho last three weeks he. with the as-: sistance of George Lovegrove, has worked day and night preparing for a ? demonstration. All those who saw it. yesterday agree that it worked per fectly. The man at the typewriter had perfect control of the sign. Mr. Kingsbury evpects to take bis invention South at an early date, where it may be used for flashing election returns or bulletins of any manner or news, and for advertising purposes. It Is fully covered by patents. Mr. Kingsbury has been a resident of Juneau for some time. Ho was for merly connected with the Alaska-Ju neau mine, but Is now employed by the C. W. Young Company. He made the apparatus with which he yesterday demonstrated the practi cability of his invention at his home on Franklin street by working when not engaged at his duties at the store. Development of Electric Eigns Mr. Lovegrove, who has aided Mr. Kingsbury In constructing his demon strating machinery, speaking last ev ening of tho-development of electic signs, sold: rne nistory 01 tne nium:natea sign does not cover a very lengthy porlod; nevertheless It is of interest on ac count of the rapid strides which have marked it's advent in an age of won ders. "On the occasion of the late Queen Victoria's Jubilee in the year 18S7 the crowds from all parts of the world gaz ed in open-mouthed admiration at the wonderful illuminated designs which decorated the streets of London. Mil ions of people, packed as tightly as sardines in a box. formed a living car pot from one side of the street to an other, a procession miles in length gazed in rapt wonder at stars, sun bursts. etc., depicted by means of myr iads of flaming, flaring yellow gas jets, a display that would only evoke a sneer or derision from the children of today, but which, less than thirty years ago was hailed as the supreme effort of the illuminator's art. In fact, the same Illustrations did not fail to thrill ten years later at the Diamond Jubilee and were still in evidence at the cor onation of King Edward VII. Within the last few years the manufacturers and merchants have recognized the value of the illuminated sign as an ad vertising medium, and tho Ingenuity of tho inventor has been taxed to the utmost to provide novelties and start ling effects to attract the eyes of the public. Tea years ago the flasher was con sidered a great novelty: It was a modification of tho old shell and pea game "now you see it and now yoc don't see It." "This was followed by the animated sign. The weird effect protTdced by s vivid serpent pursuing it's tall inces santly was sufficient to cause tho con firmed inebriate to pause InKhis wab (Cc.utlnued on paso 6.) THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?10. Minimum? 26. Clear. (APOPLEXY | FATAL TO H.HANSON Hans Peterson Hanson, for twenty ' two years a resident of Juneau, died suddenly at tho family home, at 2:15 o'clock this afternoon. Death waa the; result of a stroke apoplexy that struck Mr. Hanson down late Saturday night. At 3:30 o'clock this morning Mr. Han son attempted to leave his bed, and fell to the floor, in convulsions. He remained unconscious from that time! i until death came. The dead pioneer is survived by his widow, and by four children. Mrs. Wil ! llam Francks of Douglas; Myrtle, 21, who is living In Tacoma; Russoll, aged 15. and Beatrice, aged 13. The Han ' sons for the past year have taken care of a babe which they adopted last Spring. Harry Hanson, a son. died lu : Arizona four months ago. A telegram was sent to Myrtle Han son this morning, and pending a re-; ? ply from Tacoma, definite announce ment of tho funeral cannot be made. The body will likely he held for burial until her arrival. Mr. Hanson was born In Denmark 3S years ago. At the age of ton years ho came to America, settling with his : parents in Wisconsin. Later the fam ily moved to Minnesota. In 1S93 Mr. Hanson moved to Juneau. Ho follow ed the carpenter's trade hero for the past twenty years, and In that time built many of the most substantial houses In the city. JOE WARREN WITH PANAMA EXPOSITION SEATTLE. Feb. S.?"Joe" Warren, formerly deputy United States marshal for the Second division of Alaska with headquarters at Seattle, has accoptcd a position with the Panama-Pacific exposition at San Francisco, where ho will be connected with the expo sition police service. Mr. Warren's connection with the Alaska service was terminated Jan uary 1st when the position which he occupied was abolishod. CABLESHIP NEARS BREAK IN CABLE Sergeant P. P. Floyd, oporator in charge of the United States cable office, believes that the break In the United States cable, fifteen miles west i of Cape Fanshaw, will havo been mended by tomorrow morning. A ca ble message received here this morn ing from the operator at Wrangell said that the government wireless sta ? tion had heard the cableshlp in wire less communication with the steam-; ship Admiral Evans, indicating the; Burnside is not far from Fanshaw. The break in tho cable has checkedl direct communication with the outside! ? world for eight days. I The army cable from Seattle runs direct to Sitka, thenco east to Cape Fanshaw^ where It converges, one : rope leading to Juneau, the other to Wrangell and Ketchikan. The break has not interrupted communication be tween Juneau and Ketchikan. Cape ! Fanshaw was the scene of a break in; the cable in 1913. - ? ' CONTRACT AWARDED FOR ELKS $100,000 BUILDING TACOMA, Feb. 1.?Cornoll Bros., of i! Tacoma, have been given the contract ? to erect the new Elks' club building : iit 7th and C streets at a cost of about $100,000. The contract was giv en after the building committee of the . Elks had gone over the original plans . submitted by the architect very care I fully and made a number of changes to reduce tho cost of the structure to the eren $100,000 limit or less. Corn ij ell Bros, will bupild the club hou3e on ? a 10 per cent, basis. Work is to bo - started as soon as the modifications ? in the original plans have been put ' into workiug plans for the contrac tors.?(Tacoma Ledger.) Will Clayson has returned from Skagway, and will leave for Cordova on the first boat ON TRIAL FOi LIFE H. Yamashita. ft Japanese, is on The defendant hobbled into court on I crutches at two o'clock this afternoon suffering from rheumatism. The so will have to bo summoned to All the Jury box. Yamashita is accused of complicity < koh Bay cannory, o" T. Ivajlta, Japan -. dlctmcnt which was a Joint chargo against Yamashita, and Yamaguchi, alleged that Yamashita aided Yama guchi in beating Kajlta to death with hammers. Yainashlta's first trial ro- i suited in a disagreement. U. S. Attorney John J. Reagan and Deputy H. H. Folsom are conducting the prosecution. Attorney S. Hellon thal Is defending Yamashita. Interest from the attendance at court, today. i rockefeller denies gifts are l cfoller, sr.", testifying before tho com- I mission investigating the foundations, for educational and charitable pur. pososf denied that his foundation Is a menace to socioty. Ho said that it merely provided a systematic method j for the distribution of his donations,,' In tho Interest of tho general public.) part to use tho funds that he has put at the disposal of the Rockefeller; foundation for political purposes, or to Influence opinion In any way. It has beon, he added. liiB purpose that all the funds that he has given and) may yet give to public purposes, shall bo used in furthering science and" aid-1 ing In all ways to the happiness, usc-j fulness and health of all tho people Ir-. respective of religion or political eon- ?, victiono. ?> + * ? v ?> ?> -> ?> ?> * ?> >:? i ? BRITISH LOSSES TO + : + DATE ARE 104,000 ?] LONDON. Feb. 8.?Speaking ? ? in the British Commons this ? + evening Prime Minister As ? qulth said that the British ?> casualties In all ranks on the ? ? western frontier since the bo- ?> ? ginning of the war up and in ? eluding February 4, iu killed, + <? wounded and missing, number * ? 104,000 men. * ? ? v ?:< ? ?> ? 4* -> merchants give up associate At a special meeting In the city hal! this afternoon, members of the Mer chants' Protective Association voted to dissolve the organization. A report submitted by a committee which aud ited the books, was approved. It was decided to retain tho collec tion department of the organization j and D. E. Pruit, wbo- has been at the head of this feature of the assocla I PLEA FOR DISMISSAL OF MINING SUIT HEARD A motion presented by Attorney J. last year by Mrs. Oarrlo Z. Donny court, before Judge Jennings, this morning. The suit is cu action in sup local land oflicc. Tho motion to dismiss tho complaint that service oh the defendants to the suit had uot been executed. LONDON, Feb. 8.?Fearing an at- I tack by a German submarine, the Brit- J sh Cunard liner Lucltanla arrived from flying the American flag. After sail and Stripes were run up at the mast Shortly before hoisting the Ameri can flag, the cruiser Baltic wirelessed, ' man submarines Page Notifies State Department. 1 WASHINGTON, Fob. 8.- Tho Stato ] lean Arnbaasndor Walter H. Pago a 'I Authorized by Admiralty. i LONDON( Feb. 8.?It wan admitted i ift well established in practice afl a rSfe? do guerre." No Law Viol.".::.. flying ar. American flag can And ao , vuthorltb d or law that laalto It .un- , lawful or a rais-uno of the American , j MEXICAN CONFERENCE ! ASK GENERALS TO STOP ' ?-j.?. SAN ANTONIO. Tox., Feb. S.? A j Mexican pence conference In sosglon here today adopted resolutions calling | upon the various military leaders of , the different factions of Moxlco to terminate tho (,'trlfo In that coun try for the good of the country. Tho conference decided that the military' loaders should act independ ently of tho political leaders, bolioving that In that way only can tho lighting bo stopped. STATESMEN URGE GREATER ECONOMY YASHINGTON, Feb. S.?Democratic II0U80 Leader Oscar W. Underwood and Chairman of tho Apporpriationp Committee J. J. Fiugcrald today de livered speeches in tho House of Rep resentatives deploring tho tendency to ward extravagance in the matter of appropriations. Senate Cute Postoffice Allowance. The Senate committee cut tho post ready passed tho House by $2,000, NEWLY OVERHAULED LINER TO SAIL THIS WEEK SEATTLE, Fob. 8.?The steamship portation company, shifted to the plant of the Seattle Construction & Dry dock company for conversion from a freighter into a combined passenger and freight carrier. Sho will bo placed on tho route from Tacorua and Sound Wales Island, Alaska, sailing on her . Provision will Ik- made for 35 first passengers, but decided to increase the accommodations after it had looked Into the possibilities of the Princo of LIGHTHOUSE TENDER LAUNCHED AT WINSLOW States Ughthouso tcador Fern was low, where she was built, Saturday. Deputy Marshal Frank Bach leaves tomorrow night for Sitka, on official Peking, Feb. 8.?The Chinece min-; Ictcr at Tokyo has cabled the Chinese government here that Japan threatens military action to enforco her demands Tor concessions In connection with Manchuria. The felling here Is that the Orient Is on the brink of another war between Japan and China. CHINESE STATESMAN SEES THREAT IN WATERMARK paper article, asserts that the paper jit which Japan recently made cer. in Manchuria is watermarked with is a subtle threat that the demands MANUFACTURERS FAVOR SHIP PURCHASE MEASURE CHICAGO, Feb. S.?Edward X. Hur oy, president of the Illinois Manufac turers' Association. which recently de :lared in favor of tho government ship ucce68 of our country and the devel-j ?pineiu uC. our rorclgn trade that onr roverfimont take :iome action In refer-! snco to providing American ships," said Mr. Hurley. "The Illinois Manu facturers' Association has no Interest in this discussion further than .to use t8 Influence to do the best thing for "The presen t administration has :omo forward with a bill to purchase -hips which will give temporarily ro "Forelgn trade means prosperity to the American pooplo. It doe3 not mean prosperity to the manufacturer alone; it mean:; prosperity to his omployes: lo everyone connected with his-busi ness and the community In which he uvek And prosperity to all those en gaged in foreign trade means tho pros perity of our country."" WASHINGTON JAN WILL BE REPLACED AT ONCE SEATTLE, Feb. S.?Within 2-1 hours of tho sinking of its great freighter American-Hawaiian line placed tho or der with r.'.t Atlantic shipbuilding com pany for the construction of an ex act duplicate of tho lost steamship and on the heels of this awarded the con tract:; for the bulldinga of two large lumber carriors, also for the Now York-Puget Sound route. NO ADVANCE TO COME IN PRICE OF BREAD CHICAGO, Feb. 8.?'There will bo no immediate advance In bread prices from five to six coots a loaf, it was annouueed today, as a result of the stand taken by large baking concerns wlilcb declined to support the propos al of the Master Baiters' Association. Since tho larger bakerleB have not raisod prices, the smaller bakeries, it was pointed out. must meet competl MRS. FLORENCE CARMAN WILL BE TRIED AGAIN FREEPORT, N. Y.v Feb. 8.?After a conference with William Bailoy, whoso wife, Louise Bailey, was shot and killed In the office of I)r. Edward Car man In this village Juno 30, last, DIs trlct Attorney Smith, of Nassau, an nounced that Mrs. Florence Conklln UNITED MINE WORKERS RE-ELECT OLD OFFICERS INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Feb. 8.?The XJnited Mine Workers of America to the Mariposa haa been poatpoaed un til tomorrow ovenlng. SE ??!?? LONDON', Feb. 8?The appearance In Europe of Col. E. M. House, of Tex an, sometimes referred to as the un official President of the the United States, on account of his friendship for President Wood row Wilson, Is inter preted by officials her to mean that he will sound tho warring Nations In behalf of President Wilson on the quostion of peace. Col. House arrived at Liverpool on! tho Lucitanin, and almost Immediately; left for London. No doubt Is enter-! tained hero but that ho Is on a per ! sonal mission for Presidont Wilson.; and it is generally thought that a; peace mission is.the most likely. POPE HOLDS PRAYER FOR PEACE IN EUROPE; ROME, Feb. 8.?At the cathedral of! St. Peter yesterday, Pope Pius, sur-; rounded by 21 Cardinals of the Catho-| He church, intoned a prayer for POLISH CONDITIONS WORSE THAN BELGIUM BERLIN. Fob. 8.? Dr. Wickcliffe Rohg and Ernest BIcknell, who, af-j ter making an investigation of condi tions among the war sufferers In Bel ;lum on behalf of the Rockofollcr foun- j datlon, went to Russian Poland for; thO'American Rod- Cross, returned to Berlin today. Their trip took them through the parts of Russian Poland now under German control, and was undertaken with the idea of organiz ing In that territory relief work similar to that in Belgium. Dr. RobC and Mr. Blcknoll said on their return today that conditions In Poland wore most distressing; if any thing, worso than in Belgium. They were Inclined to recommend the In stitution of rcliof work, provided pro visions could be made for forwarding supplies. The transportation question Is an extremely difficult one. to solve, owing to the poor roads and the heavy demands on railroads, motor trucks, and horses for supplying the needs of the troops. COMMITTEE FAVOR - NATIONAL HIGHWAYS WASHINGTON, Feb. 8?Report of joint Congressional committee on Fed eral aid to good roads estimates that 700,000,000 tons of commodities are hauled over rural roads yearly at cost] of 21 cents per ton-mile or $1.S0 peri ton for average haul of nine miles. I Commission believes system of first! elatsB highways would reduce cost to; 12 cents per ton-mile, resulting in saving of $504,000,000 per year. On C per cent, basis, expenditure of $$,-: ?100,000,000 for good roads would bo justified. BY-PRODUCTS FRUIT MEN MEET AT PORTLAND PORTLAND. Oro., Feb. 8.?The Northwest Ey-Products board, appoint ed at the Spokane conference last fall with instructions to endeavor to - es tablish the fresh fruit marketing and to place the by-product Industries on a better basis, convened here Satur RUBBER IS COMING IN PLENTY NOW AKRON, O., Fob. 8.?A trainlond of rubber, COO tonB in amount, arrived Friday for the Goodyear Tire & Rub ber Company. This is tlie first re ceipt b'y any American rubber manu facturer of crude rubber from'the far East'Since the embargo was laid by England some time ago. The Good year company also'has some.500 tono on board the "Lusltania" arrived at Now York today. With a plentiful suply of crude rub ber now in sight the lifting or the em bargo will, probably prevent any ad vance lu prices ot rubber products. WRANGELL ROBBERS CARRY AWAY MERCHANT'S SAFE WRANGELL, Feb. S?Robbers broke day and carried away tho r.nfe. There talned nothing but papers. Tho rob bers oa'caped and the safe has hot been THREE BIG ! BATTLES IN PROGRESS LONDON, Feb. 8.?All Interest In the war situation on tho continent to day centers in the three great battles that are In progress on the Russian, German and Austrian frontiers. Dispatches from the east Indicate that the battle before Warsaw le gain ing in both fury and the numbers en gaged. The Russians have thus far been able to throw back the terrible German assaults, inflicting losses that are terrible to contemplate. At places on the field of battle thp German dead lie in heaps and windrows before the Russian trenches. Yet, in spite of their losses, the Germans arc rein forcing their attacking armies, and re newing the assaults. The Russians arc putting new men into action as fast as they can be concentrated at War saw. CARPATHIAN BATTLE EQUALLY IMPORTANT. Dispatches from Petrograd indicate that a battle equally as great In lm portancc and ferocity as that at War saw Is developing in the Carpathian mountains where the Austro-German army has been receiving enormous re inforcements. But here, ac at War saw, the Russians are successfully meeting the attacks, and delivering se vere punishment. Scarcely less in Importance is the terrible attacks the Russians are de livering at Konigsburg. The attack is making headway, though the defenses of the fortress have not yet been reached. in the meantime the Russians are penetrating into the German lines in north Poland and Galicia, making a zig-zag line, and threatening the rear of the German forces at Warsaw and In Hungary. Petrograd, Feb. 2.?The War Office announced this afternoon that the bat tics before Warsaw and Konigsburg are still in progress and that the fight, ing is growing piorc violent. THE ALLIES HAVE" GAINED GROUND PARIS. Feb. 8.?In a summary of the war operations for tho last two months, gfven out officially tho French War Office announces that tho Allies alouo have gained ground, with tho ex ception of tho German advance at Soissons. "The German offensive has been broken; the German defensive will be broken in its turn," Is the way the of ficial summary ends. It is admitted that tho invader has advanced from 1,200 to 1,800 yards at Soissons. This advance tho Germans still hold. Operations Like Siege. "Since Nov. 18, in other words, since the conclusion of the battle of Ypros, and up to the complete resumption of tho great German offensive move ment against our left wing, tho war has taken the character of a siege. In such a warfare it generally is ox pected that the advantages obtained by one side or tho other vlrtuully off sot each other. "But In this case it can bo said that with one exception wo alone have gained ground. .With this one excep tion the Germans everywhere have fallen back." POISON KILLS THREE IN KENTUCKY FAMILY SHELBYVILLE, Ky? Feb. 8.?Ball oy Neil, the 16-year-old son of W. B. Nell, died last night at tho hotno of ; his brother, Lonnie Ncal, near Chest ! nut Grove. His death was the third which has occurred in tho immediate family within four weeks, all appar ently from ptomaine poisoning. HUGH WALLACE OPPOSES PARRY FOR COMMISSION WASHINGTON, Fob. S.?Hugh C. "Wallace, of this city, but formerly of Taconin, Is opposing tho appointment of Will H. Parry, of Seattle, on the I Federal trade commission. IIo is fa voring the appointment of some Wash ington Stnto Democrat Tho President says the Democratic members of the commission hove already been select ed.