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VOL. V., NO. 690. ? ~~~ JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY/REBRUAKY\ 1015^:. PRICE TEN GENTS. BATTLE AT WARSAW CONTINUES LOSTOON. Feb. 0.?The battles along the Russian front, from Koalgs burg on the Baltic at the north through Poland and Galicla to the Carpathian passes on the south con tinue to be the center of Interest In military circles. _ Germany is straining every nerve to plorce the Russian center and cap ture Warsaw and to stay the Russian invasion oLHungary. Russia is resisting..the German at tacks with great bravery, and the loss of life on-both sides is unparalleled in the hUtory-of warfare.; That Germany is feeling and fear v Ing the result of the Russian counter attacks against Konlgsburg, in north em Poland ahd" In GalTcla Is evident, and the danger from these attacks is adding to the fury of her own plung-1 Ing attacks on the Warsow defenses. LONDON EXPECTS KAISER TO SUE FOR PEACE LONDON, Feb. 9.?London expects the Kaiser to take active stops to se cure peace In the event of the defeat of his arms at Warsaw, Konlgsburg and in the Carpathian mountains. The failure to follow up the gains at Sols-: sons, which were made at snch-ter-J rific sacrifice of life, is accepted as! proof that the Germans realize the; hopelessness'of attempting to defeat; the French and British armies In | France_ and Belgium unless they can withdraw thany thousands of troops i from the Ka3r. Instead of being able j to do this, the uneasiness of the Hun garians, and the fear that they would withdraw from the. war, made It nec essary for thorn to send large rein forcemeats to aid Hungary in a defense i against Russia and for an aggreasivp; campaign against Servla. The situation has developed to a: point where the Germans have decld-j ed to reverse the original plan of the war to whip France and then war with J Russia "at their leisure, and they are trying to decisively defeat Russia so that it will take that country several months to recover. If tho plan 3houId i ? work out. troops would be withdrawn ? from the east and there would fee a vigorous assault against the Allies along tho west line. In the event of failure, to stop a Rus sian invasion of Germany and Austria would require tho withdrawal of so many troop: from the west that it Is not believed that Germany would wait for the opening of the Spring cam paign and thus risk a disasterous de feat before beginning peace negotia tions. More optimistic people think Ger many Is struggling hard for a decisive victory for the purpose o: giving her a vantage point from which to prose cute peace negotiations without humil iation. ALUMNI DINNER AT JUNEAU IS PLANNED College add university men of Ju neau are discussing the proposition of having an alumni dinner It: this city sometime this month. The ten tative plan, is that those attending the dinner should be graduates of some college or university. It Is pro posed that unique stunts, such as characterize similar event3 that have become popular in many of the larger cities, would make the affair one of interest. It is said that the idea of an alumni dinner was first suggested by Dr. Wil liam Pallister. who was a prominent factor in a similar dinner.at Seattle shortly before leaving that city. There a? many university and col lege graduates at Jnnoau, Douglas. Thano and Treadweli, t.ad" If all of them should become interested in the matter, there is no doubt but tb'at it will succeed. Those jwho have become Interested In the proposed dinner have suggested that thoso college and uaivexsityT men : - to whom the idea appeals should qom municate with-Dr. Pallister In the Goldstein block. Juneau. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?OS. Minimum?26. Clear. jPRICEOf HOUR is ADVANCING CHICAGO, Fob. 9.--The advancing pirce of wheat has caused another sharp advanco In the prlco of flour. It was announced yesterday before the cioso of the board of trado that an advanco of from $1 to 51.50 por barrel for flour had been decided upon, and dealers wero qotlfled. The prediction Is freely made today that wheat will reach $2 a bushol be t'oro the next season's crop becomes available. Juneau Notified. Charles Goldstein received a tele-; svam today saying that the price of flour has advanced 51.25 a barroL Sugar was also advanced GO cents' a hundred. . . . -- ?-?-o PINCH Of WAR ALL OVER EUROPE BERLIN, Feb. 9.?The municipali ties fit greater Berlin have ordered another reduction of 25 per cent, in the broad consumption of the city, as a means for saving the flour supply. The now order requires all bafcerie3 to limit their production one-fourth from the amount that they have been mak ing. In Cologne only rye bread is permit ted to be put on the market, the wheat bread being saved tor the sick. In the face of this bread shortage an announcement Is made that the foot and mouth discaso is threatening the meat supply. Britain Also Short. LONDON. Feb. 9.?The General Federation of Trades Unions of Lon don recommends that the British gov ernment take over all wheat supplies, as has been done by Germany. Austria Defaults Interest. ROME. Feb. 9.?The Austro-Hungar lan government has refused to pay ov erdue Interest to Italian holders of Austrian treasury bond? and other gov ernment securities. ELECTION RESULT IS NOT ALTERED With tho canvassing board awaiting telegraphic advices from tho United States commissioners at Flat, Dike man and Valley, In the Fourth divis ion, and Unalaska, in the Third divis ion, tho final report of the voto cast last November in the congressional and legislative elections has not been issudc. Gov. J. F. A. Strong, chairman of tho canvassing board, yestorday tel egraphed tho commissioners, asking if duo notice of the election was given in the four precincts named. Returns from the First division show practlcaly tho vote that was an nounced in tho newspapers a day af ter the elections. Charles E. Bunnell received 1165 votes for Delegate tp Congress, Delegate James Wlcker sham polling 1921 vot03. Tho lattor's plurality is 756 votes. The delegate election totals from tho Second divis ion are: Wlckorsham 6S7, Bunnell G61. Brooks, Socialist, polled 122 votes in. the Second. The Non-Partisan and Democratic legislative ticket in the First division received the following vote: Non-Partisan: Held 1472 Britt 1466 Heckman 13S0 Shoup 1379 The Democratic voto for the Houso, follows: McGrath 1189 Kennedy n 1151 Cosgrovo 1115 Check 1098 , M. J. O'Connor, running for tho Son- j ato on tho Non-Partisan ticket, was defeated by Charles A. Sulzcr, by 208 votes,' Sulior getting 1544 and O'Con nor 1336. Tho Socialists in the First division polled, on an average, from 225 to 250 votes each. An "ad" in The Empire will reach everybody. STILL GET ?$,? NEW YORK, Fob. 0.?Tho orders for war supplies from the Nations of Europe continue to be placed with American manufacturers. Ono Ital ian Arm, Plzotte Ghio, "of Turin, is | said to have placed orders in the Unit ed States within tho last week for $25, 000,000 work of war materials. In tho samo time tho Russian govern mont is^sald to have contracted for [ supplies in United States to extent of : $20,000,000 for which ncceptanco pa per is to bo issued. Contractors Offer Bribes. A Washington special to New York newspapers says that representatives of the government have boon ap proached by manfacturors oerlng large fees for influence In tho placing of foreign war orders. It is said that one high official was offered as much us $100,000 for a single ordor. The same information is that all the for-! elgn war orders have been placed at prices ranging from 3 to 35 per cent, higher than the regular prico of tho goods. Canadian Orders Are $200,000,000. OTTAWA. Feb. 0.?European war! orders placed in Canada are estimated! at $200,000,000. INDIAN PLEADS HIS INNOCENCEj Frank Joe, an -Indian, and a rola-! tlve to Skookum Jim Mason, one of! the discoverers of the Dawson 'gold! fields, plcadei! not guilty to an indict ment charginb'him with intent, on the tho life of Deputy Marshal \V. S. Harding, at Hainos, on December 23, and his trial will start on March 2, by agreement of Steve Ragan, the defend ant's lawyer, and tho district attor ney's olllce. The indictment charging the Indian was reported by tho grand jury on February 2. The text of the charge was repeated to him through Soward Kunz, native interpreter. Joe Is ac cused of usins a rillo in an attempt to kill Harding during the Haines riots which resulted in tho arresTof'a half dozen men. ? Tho indictment recites that tho shot meant for Harding was fired at a range of about 100 feet Witnesses who appeared bofore the grand Jury boforo tho indictment was found, were W. A. Moore, William Hauk, Deputy Marshal Harding and Mrs Homer 0. Banta, of Haines. The witnesses will bo called by the govern ment, to testify during the trial. To Sentence Prisoners. S. Naklyama pleaded guilty this af ternoon to giving liquor to two In dian boye, on December 24, and will be sentenced tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Charles Matthew, alias Charles De slro pleaded guilty to giving liquor to Albert Howard, an Indian, near Ton akce on December 3. Ho will be sen tenced tomorrow. Jim Nansen, an Indian, pleaded guilty to giving liquor to Albert How ard, another Indian, near Tcnakee on December 3. Nansen will be sen tenced tomorrow. Tho throe indict ments wore reported this morning. ? o SENATOR MILLARD IN JUNEAU BRIEFLY *T*~? Senator ?.* F. Millard, of the Third Division, was a Westward bound pas senger on the Admiral Watson which was in port yesterday. Senator Mil lard'will attend-to private business at Valdez, and return to Juneau on the Mariposa, due here about February 23th, to remain until after the legisla tive session shall have adjourned. Senator Millard visited members of the Legislature from this place and others while in the city. "I do not know wjiat has been done in connection with tho rumored eon. Lest of the seat of Scnator-Ele'et O. P. Hubbard; it Is a matter that rests M. Price, of Cordova, who ran second In the race," said Senator Millard. Senator and Mrs. Millard have spent the winter in California, and wore in Scattlo only a few days. James A. Smlscr. of Columbia, Tonn., hag booh confirmed as United States attorney for the First Judicial divis ion, according to private advices front Seattle. It la said the Unltod States Senate 'ratified President Wilson's np polntoo, at a session held In Washing Mr, Smisor at that tlnio was In Washington, to receive instruction. It is believed he Is now on his way to Juneau. JAPANESE EDITOR TAJ.KS DRESS TOJuNEAU SCHOOL Mr. Yoshimnchle, the Seattle Jnp aneso editor, addressed the high school j students ngaiu this morning, at a spc-1 j cial assembly, appearing in his native! costume. In discussing the garments! worn by men of rank in Japan Mr. j YoahlrnnChie mentioned many points J through which tho dlfrerouco between the Ideas of fho Orient and Occident Is. emphasized. While talking of the indoor coat, a kimono, worn by the Japanese gen tleman the speaker explained the sym bolism of the devices woven In the silk of the garment's lining. Mr. Yc shlmachio's Indoor kimono is lined with silk of very beautiful quality, bearing two omblems," woven in tho silk, ono a pine true, signifying chas-j tity. and the other an eagle; signify- j ing strength: "and," came tho quaint1 remark, "this emblem of the eagle! shows that I am a man and am thore-! fore superior to a woman." No partic ular color scheme Is used In this gar ment. Generally the outsldo is black, of very soft but heavy silk, and the lining of some light shado. Tho gar ment shown this morning was black llnod with green of unusual tint, the emblems being In the same color of a darker shade. Tho ceremonial emblem, or coat of arms, is embroidered on oithor sleeve of the outer street garment and at the neck in tho back. Mr. Yoshlmachlo's coat or arms is the butterfly and is embroidered in whito on the black silk garment. Tho scutcheon being olrculnr. about two inches in diam eter. Mr. Yoshimachto is a Samurai?tho race of warriors?and tho family which stands for accomplishment In tho field of learning, nnd expresses himself as being frankly more enam ored of the Japanese mode of living for men of rank than the American, staling that he Is accustomed to lux ury and service which, although common to the nobles of his. own country Is not practicable In America. An explanation of tho method of handling tho chopsticks caused much merriment and. the statement that one fourth of tho world's population uses' chopsticks, and only chopsticks In par taking of-food wns received with somo ? surprise. Mr. Yoshimachto bemoan ed greatly our occidental custom of insisting that tho greater portion of our food materials "pass cold stor-, age',, as lie put it, assuring, bis aud ience'that .the American loses all the. - genuine, tasto of his food bocauso ho has to have It "pass cold storage at least oaco"! A remark probably more fraught with truth than fiction. CGURTMARTIAL Of SOLDIER FINISHED | V?' Charges of being intoxicated while on guard duty, recently preferred against Private J. S. Sullivan, of Fort I.lscum, were alrod at a court-martial proceeding held at Fort Scward. Mbn day. The ovidence on both sides was submitted and a transcript of tho tes timony Is on its \iJ6y to Washington. Conviction by a military court of bo lng intoxicated, while on Bfentry duty, is punishable by not more than clx months - imprisonment' in the guard houso, but with tho maximum aentonco < goes the ,!boi)-tail," or dishonorable discharge from the army. in: time to catch the steamship Ad- ; Empire want ads work all the 1 time. At 2:10 o'clock this afternoon Unll ed States Attorney John J. Roagai made his opening statement to th Jury la the Yamushlta murder cast ?He-was followed by Attorney Slmo; Hellentha', chief counsel for the Jar District Attornoy Rengan said th government oxpoctcd to prove that i row between Yamaguchl, Yamashtti and T. Kajlta, tho foreman, who wa slain, culminated In tho bunkhousi tragedy, where Kajlta was beaten ti death by Yamaguchl, after Yamashiti had foiled Kajlta with a hammer an< j had then held tho victim while his ac complice rained the hammer blovvi on tho foreman's head. Mr. Roagai I told of a plot which the Japanesi cannery workers had entered Into t< write to the Seattle cmploymen agoncy that sent I\ajlta*?North, an< have-him removed as Japanese fore man of the SItkoh Bay cannery, nni declared that he said two of tht Jap boys did not want to sign thc-pc titlon asking Kajlta's removal, but lat or yielded to persuasion and signec It. Tho district attornoy thon told th< story of the murder, as recited on th< wltuoss stand during Yamashlta'n flrsi trial. Ho said he expected to prov< beyond all doubt that Kajlta nevei had a gun, either In his hand or lr his pocket, when he entered tho bunk house and told Yamaguchl: "You're s pretty 'saucy' fellow, you are trying tc make trouble for me." Witnesses Intlmldated7 "We know that Tanaka, one of oui witnesses, has boon hounded by mon who arc seeking to silence his testi mony. We know that Yamaguchl, co defendant of Yamashiln, called a con ference at tho cannery jfuBt bofore he and Yamashita were taken Into cus tody by Walter Ramscyer, nnd, at re volver point told the Jap boys that it any of thorn; 'squealed' he would moet Kajlta's fate." The district attorney told of Tanaka's flight to Wenatcbee, Wash., fearing harm would befall him if bo testified hore. Growaome foaturos of Kajita's death also were described by tho pros ecutor, and of the dead, man's dying calls for Taraka to corae and holp The Defense' Statement. In a short address, Mr, Hollonthal stated that he expected to prove that Yamashita bad knocked. Kajita down through, rear that Yamaguahi was about to.be killed by the foreman, and that Kajita had a weapon in hl3 pock et. Ho said also ho expected to prove that Kajita had threatened tho lifo of Yamaguchl, He said furtlicr that while Ynmashita,did not liko the foro (Cf.-."tinned on page G.) THUNDER AND LIGHTNING STORM VISITS IIADLEY HADLEY, fob. 5.?An unusual phe nomenon for this part of the country was witnessed hero nt 8 o'clock this morning whon a heavy thunder and lightning storm occurred In combin ation v. !tli a very , heavy, shower of hull that In fifteen minutes ? covorcd even tho wntors with a thick layer like a blanket of snow. The thunder and lightning continued for about ten infinites; and was tho most Intensive storm of the kind exporlencod In this part of tho country for many years. It rosembled very much the roar of heavy' cannons, and somo people nt first thought that the war had been oxtendod to northern waters. The winter so far has bocu excep tionally mild. There has been hardly any snow, and the thercmomctcr rcg hiurcd below freezing only twice. Bushes have commenced budding, and Indications arc for an early Spring. NO CABLE YET. Th<^ Cable is still out of com mission. While the Burnside was known to he at the break last night,-nothing has been heard of it today. Tomorrow oVotiing MIsb FronccB Git lick's studio will bo open, when an other delightful evening Is promised ill who attend. Music, dancing and rcfreshineutB will be tho order of the ALLEGED P. The alleged desecration of grave: 11 In the cemetery which was used ai e Juneau's burial grounds In the early >. day history of the city, was brougb' q Into limelight In the United States dls K trlct court this morning when tho Fed oral grand Jury reported a not trut e bill against Nels Warner and Johr i Doe, who were accused by the district i attorney's ofllcc of having illegally dls b Interred the remains of twelve per b sons' buried In the cemetery many a years ago. i Until the grand Jury's report was 1 tiled It had not been publicly known > that Warner and "John Doc," who s worked at clearing a portion of the l old cometory, wore liable to prosocu 3 tloni ) Tho district attorney's ofllco had I asked the grand Jury to Indict Warner I and Doo on twclvo counts. The.bod ? ies which they were charged with hav I lug Illegally exhumed wore those of > I3onjamin Shortridgc, Billic Willard, ? Ko?-Ka-Ka. an Indian woman, Jennie ? Church, Ed Flannory, Mrs. Flannery, 1 David Price, Wanya, an Indian. Klot 5 Knot, an Indian woman, and throe chll s dren of Hugh Steel and Jennie Steel, t The not true bill was the second re > ported by the grand jury at this term. ? Tho first was that which freed John i Kltno, accused of larceny. ; HEALTH LAURELS ARE HUNG ON WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.?Seattle, Wash., us the healthiest city in Jho 1 United States, and Washington as the most healthy state In the Union were features of the census report Just Is sued by the director, D. E. Durand. PRESIDENT NAMES POSTMASTER FOR WASHINGTON STATE TOWN WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.?President ! Wood row Wilson has appointed Dr. F. ! S. Lewis postmaster for Port Angeles, j Wash. | HAINES NATIVE BOYS AHE THE BURGLARS HAINES,' Fob. 7.?The'burglary or the meat market, drug store and It. M. Odell's general merchandising storo committed horc recently, an account of which apucared in The Empire, was | the work of Frank Piorco and Dennis Joe. aged 16 and 12 years, respective ly, bo.th Indian boys, and Edward Per kins, 15 years old. a boy of jnlxedj blood. At first it was thought the burglars got nothing of value, but up-: on investigation, Mr. Peterson, who in running the meat -market, estimatesj his loss at between $40 and $50, while; Mr. Oiiell places his at between $25 and $30. , On account of tlio culprits all being boys a charge of petit larcony was lodged in the commissioner's court, and the boys v;cro all convicted on n plea of guilty, and the two Indians boys got n suspended sontonco of four months each: whllo the caso of Ed ward Perkins was tnkeii under ndvloo ment by Judgo J. J. Konncdy. HAINES MAN LOSES PARTS OF HAND HAINES, Fb. 7.?Ivor Erickson had the misfortune ono day last week to accidentally shoot himself In the hand cutting ono finger entlroly off, and almoBt severing another, so near that it had to bo amputated; Captain Lara ; bie, surgeon, has charge of the caso. Tim Vogel, who Is down at his pil ing camp in expected homo on the j Georgia. BORN.?At tho Mission hospital, on Thursday, the 4th, to the wife of Chas. i Burlett, a fine baby boy. The mother i and babe are getting along nicely. ?- ? FORMER SPEAKER COLLINS HAS ELECTION LAW I FAIRBANKS, Jan; Territorial Representative Earnest B, Collins, o;! Fox, Is planning tlio introduction in tho Legislature of a bill to improve tin; election 'laws of Ala;??lea. Tho de tails of bis proposed measure are not hnown, but it Is understood that It will provido for tho Australian ballot system. PRESIDENT MAYCOME TO ALASKA j That President Woodrow Wilson 5 would like to extend his western visit - to Alaska was stated and that he Is t seriously considering the possibility - of being able to do so was clearly In dicated In a letter received from him in the last mall by Gov. J. F. A. i! Strong. The President's letter Is In reply to ? a cablegram sent him by Gov. Strong ? Inviting him, In the name of the peo ple of Alaska, to extend his visit 1:0 this Territory. i The President was greatly pleased over the Invitation to come to Alaska, i and Intimates that he will come if It ' can be arranged. PRESIDENT'S LETTER. The letter from President Wilson Is as follows: The White House, Washington. February 1, 1915. My dear Governor Strong: Your telegram of January twen ty-eighth, inviting me in the name of th^ people of Alaska to visit Alaska when I come to the Pa cific Coast, has given me a great deal of pleasure. You may be sure that if it were possible for me to arrange such a trip I would do so, for I have an eager desire to see Alaska. I do not know at this writing whether it will be possible or not, but I am none the less deeply appreciative of your courtesy. Sincerely yours, WOODROW WILSON. No President Has Visited Alaska. In his telegram, Gov. Strong tuid ' President Wilson that no President ItaU ever visited Alaska. ' : CHICAGO MAN DENOUNCES AMERICAN NEUTRALITY ?^? CHICAGO, Feb. 9.?J. J. O'Lcary. president of the American Socioty of Truth, at a mass mooting given horo last night under the patronage if the ! American Neutrality Lcaguo. donounc | od England, and pledged the Society | to preach tho gospel of Germany's Jus tification in tho war. [ A pear-riot occurred when O'Ecary, referring to William J. Bryan's fa mous "cross of gold' speech In 1898, charged Bryan with "now trying to crucify the Fatherland upon a cross of British gold.' GOVERNMENT PROCEEDS AGAINST N. Y. BANKERS NEW YORK, Fob. 9.?Tho United States government instituted proceed ings today against tho directors of six National bfanks to .compel thera to make good personally losses sustained by the banks in investments mado con trary to law. WOMEN ADMINISTER BEATING TO MEN ROOSEVELT, N. J., Feb. 9.?A mob of women stormed tho gates of tho factory whore nineteen strikers rec ently were shot, during a riot, and all but killed Elmer Osborne, chief en gineer, and Frank Davlns, a clerk this morning. A squad of police rescued Osborno and Davis and mado sovoral arrests. ROCKEFELLER RETIRES FROM BELGIAN RELIEF WORK NEW YORK, Feb. 9.?The Rocke feller Foundation, which slnoe last October has been chief American agency In work for relief in Dolgium, hns withdrawn from active connection with that work. In the future Ameri can relief will bo handled solely by (he commission Tor roller In Belgium, at 71 Broadway. Tho ockcfeller Foun dation has since October paid for ap proximately $1,000,000 worth of food and supplies for Belgians. ENGLAND ONLY OBJECTS TO PAYING FOR SHIPS NEW YORK, Feb. 9.?A London dis patch says it is understood that Brit ish government would consent to transfer of German ships to American flag provided transfer of monoy web withheld until tho end of the war.