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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. V., NO. 571. V JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1915. . _ ___ PRICE TEN CENTS. WILSON HAS SUPPORT OF GERMAN CITIZENS GERMAN-AMERICANS BACK UP WILSON'S ATTITUDE ON WAR + ? + ?!? + ?!? + + ??>??? + + ? <? ??? * GERMAN NOTE MAY + * NOT COME SOON ? & ?(? +j + BERUN*. May IS.?The scr- +! + Iou3 condition of affairs In Italy ? ?> might causo the postponement v + of the reply to the American + + note until next week. It was * + stated at the foreign office this -> * evening. + <? + * ? ? + + ^ WASHINGTON, May 18.?Both the German and Austrian Ambassadors to the United States today resumed their efforts to get Germany to make extreme concessions to the United States. They have pointed out that the American people arc as a unit be hind President Woodrow Wilson, and that in saying this they include the German Americans. It was stated that nearly all of the German-Ameri can newspapers that have been at tempting to educate the American peo plo to accept the German contentions and theories of the war are support-, Ing the President. They say a ready compliance by Germany with the de mands of President Wilson would do more to renew American sympathy with Germany than have all the form er efforts' put forth by Berlin. It is known that the German Am bassador has Informed his govern ment that while tho people of the United States want peace with Ger many that they will support the posi tion of the President even to the point of making war, and that the: German Americans in case of such a contingency will be among the stanch est supporters of their adopted coun try. WASHINGTON LOOKS FOR RESULTS. ..While past records Indicate that the recommendations of their Ameri can embassies have ? had little In fluence at Berlin or Vienna, it is be lieved here that with Italy certain to enter the war against Germany and Austria that their influence will be greater than usual. PRESIDENT UNCOMPROMISING AND HAS GERMAN SUPPORT. President Wilson has declared in diplomatic notes, conversations with the German and Austrian representa tives and to leading German-American citizens that a continuation of the sub marine warfare under present meth ods is a clear and unquestioned vio lation of international law. That he has convinced German circles in America that his contention is cor rect is admitted, and they have rec ognized from the start that the Im perial government must end its sub marine activity if the rights and wrongs of Americans are to be dis cussed further. GERMANY MUST BACK DOWN These German circles, and they In clude the German and Austrian Am bassadors concede that Emperor Wil liam must apologize to the United States, make Immediate financial rep aration for the attacks on upon the American ships Gulflight and Cushing, and stop the submarine war as it has been conducted In the past, or lose the friendship of all Americans, re gardless of the place of their birth. AMERICANS EXPECT RESULTS In spite of reports that come from Europe that Emperor William has concluded to refuse to follow the sug gestions of his advisors and to decline to change his method of warfare at the suggestion of any outside power, It is regarded as significant here that there has been complete lack of ac tivity of any kind by German sub marines since Sunday. WILLIAM MAY REFUSE TO QUIT AMSTERDAM, MAY 18.?While It is still believed that Germany's Inten tion is to suggest arbitration to the United States, Information received here from high official circles Is that she will politely notify the United States that she will refuse to change her method of warfare. From the same source It Is learned that the German reply will be for warded to the United States Thurs day. WILL JUSTIFY LUSITANIA ATTACK. LONDON, May 18.?Germany's re ply to America, it Is understood, will justify the attack on the Lusitanla on the ground that she carried ammuni tion. It will represent that only one torpedo struck the ship, and that she sunk from the explosion of ammuni tion In her cargo. v- <? <? ?> v + -I- ?> + ?> ?> -J* v t * WEATHER TODAY ? + Maximum?74. 4 ? Minimum?57. ? + CLEAR. + + + + * + + + LANE PRESENTS HUGE PLAN TOR DEVELOPMENT SEATTLE. May IS.?Secretary of tho Interior Franklin K. Lano today telegraphed the Western Governors' conference that Is in session here, out lining a hugo plan for the opening of the resources of tho West to immed iate development. The plan contemplates co-operation between the separate States and the National government in tho develop ment of the reservations that have been created from time to time dur ing the last dozen years and more. governors begin sessions at seattle 4* ? SEATTLE. May IS.? Gov. Ernest Lister, of Washington; Gov. Moses Al exander, of Idaho; Gov. James Withy combe, of Oregon; Gov. Sam. V. Stew art, of Montana; Gov. Emmet D. Doyl of Nevada; Gov. George A. Carlson, of Colorado; and Gov. William Spry, of Utah, are guests of Seattle today! at the conference of We stem gover j nors which began sessions today. Gov. i Spry is president of the organization i and Gov. Lister, secretary. transylvania was also attacked! LONDON, May 18.?Passengers ar riving on the Transylvania and com ing from Scotland here by train re port that the Transylvania was at- j tacked by a submarine Sunday and that a torpedo passed only 30 yards |1 astern of the flying ship. : 1 Ship Sails Without Americans. NEW YORK. May IS.?The Curn- 1 Eirder Orduna sailed yesterday with 1 no Americans on board. She had a j! large cargo. Including supplies for the British government. LUSITANIA DISASTER DOUBLED WAR RISK NEW YORK, May IS ? Maritime j and war risk insurance have doubled following the loss of the Lusitanla. Rates are quoted at 2 per cent per $1000 on British bottoms, with no in surance procurable. The rate on the vessel*-of American registry has doubled from & to % to 1 pcr cent., with no market. LUSITANIA HAD A SMALL MAIL SHIPMENT WASHINGTON, May IS.?The Lus-; itania carried only 86 sacks of mail against the usual 1,000. Four sacks; were picked up and S2 were lost. AMERICANS MAY LEND TO FRANCE NEW YORK, May 18.?J. P. Mor gan is attempting to float a largo French loan in tho United States. It is said that the plan is to parcel the loan out among many bankers to hold until the people can absorb it for in vestment purposes. GOV. DUNNE'S DAUGHTER ENGAGED TO MARRY SPRINGFIELD. 111., May 19.?Gov. and Mrs. Edward F. Dunne have an nounced the engagement of their eld est daughter. Miss Eileen Dunne, to William J. Corboy, of Chicago. The groom is a lawyer, member of the firm of Dunne and Murphy, of Chica go, the senior member of the firm being the eldest son of the Governor. He is a graduate of Yale, 1911, and is 25 years of age. ? ? ? STEAMERS REACH DAWSON WHITEHORSE. May 14.?Tho VI cletto arrived at Dawson at noon on Tuesday from the foot of Lake Le barge and the Nasutlln was but one hour behind her. Tho latter Is now on the way back up the riv?r. Both were delayed at several points on the way down by Ice jams and low wa ter.?(Whitehorse Star.) NEW YORK SHIPS GOLD TO SPAIN NEW YORK, May IS.?For the first time in many years $50,000 in gold coin was withdrawn from the New York sub-treasury Friday for export to Spain. The withdrawal was made by the National Park bank. The gold is understood to be going abroad for the purpose of tedding to offset tho situation in exchange on Spain, which is now against this country. The Empiro haB most readers ALASKA-JUNEAU SUES TOR PART Of SPEEL RIVER A BUlt In equity was illod In did trict court this morning by tho Alas ka-Juncau Gold Mining company against tho Spcel River Project, E. P. Kennedy and W. P. Lass, in which the plaintiff company sets forth a claim to a one-fourth Interest In tho prop erty, asks for a division, and that the property be sold and the proceeds be divided among tho owners accord ing to their respective Interests. The Alaska-Juncau company claim such one-fourth interest by virtue of being tho successors in interest of the San Francisco Exploration com pany, claiming that E. P. Kennedy acted ns trustee in the matter of the Speel River Project for himself, \V. P. Lass, R. A. Kinzlc and the Alaska-. Juneau Gold Mining Co., successors of tho San Francisco Exploration com-j pany; that between the 1st day of October, 1912, and tho 1st day of April, 1913, the defendants, E. P. Ken nedy and W. P. Lass and Robert A. Kinzle and a certain corporation known as the San Francisco Explora tion company, jointly acquired, by lo- j cation and purchase, a certain group; of mining claims, including millsitcs. I situate In tho vicinity of Speel River In tho Territory of Alaska, there be ing. all told, 15 placor and lode claims and mlllsltes; that tho plaintiff turn ed over $4,618.80 to the defendants Kennedy anc. Lass to bo used by Ken nedy in developments as plaintiff's share, or one fourth interest. . Because of these tho petition of plaintiff's recites: ".Planum prays tnai n irusi ue ue- i clared In favor of the plaintifT in and! to all the property and property rights held by the defendant Kennedy, as the same are herelnboforc mndo to appear; that a decree be entered, do-; crcelng the plaintiff to bo entitled to an undivided one-fourth interest in and to all the lode claims, placer min ing claims, millsites, water rights, | permits, and all other rights whatso ever referred to and In this complaint described; that the defendants, Ken nedy and Lass be required to account lo the plaintiff for all the monies furnished them, or cither of them, by the plaintifT, as in this complaint al leged: that all and singular, the lode mining claims, placer mining claims, millsites, in this complaint described, as well as the water rights In ? this complaint described, nppnrtennnt thereto, and the permits obtained in connection therewith, be partitioned between the plaintiff and the defen dants, Lass and Kennedy, one-fourth thereof to go to plaintiff, one-fourth to defendant Lass, and one-half to de fendant Kennedy; that in order that the interests of the tenants in com mon may not be sacrificed by a phy sical division of the property Itself, the property be sold in the manner by law provided in such cases; that the plaintiff do have and recover Its costs and disbursements in this be half-incurred and havo such other and further relief as to tho court shall seem. LOS ANGELES BASEBALL MANAGER IS DEAD LOS ANGELES, May IS.?"Happy Hogan" "Wallace Bray, manager of the' Venice baseball club, in the raclfle Coast league, died here today. The! order of Elks, of which he was r. member, will have charge of the bur ial service. MARSHALL FOR PEACE. TALLAHASSEE. Fla.. May 18.? ; Vice-President Thomas R. Marshall, in a speech here, said that if his' his vote would decide the question there will be no war. SNOW FALLS OVER MINNESOTA AND MANITOBA ST. LOUIS. Minn.. May 18?A heavy snowfall occurred here, throughout Minnesota and Manitoba last night. The temperature was at freezing this morning. BRITISH TRY AMERICAN ON CHARGE AS SPY LONDON, May 18.?The trial of Anton Kuepferle, an American natur alized citizen of German birth, charg ed of spying for Germany began to day. SONORA AMERICANS SAFE. SAN DIEGO. Cal., May IS. ? The American armored cruiser Colorado is returning to this place. She de clares that Americans at Sonora are safe. They have repulsed aud de feated the Yaquis Indians. STREET CAR EMPLOYEES STRIKE FOR HIGHER WAGES ATLANTA, Ga.. May 18.?Owing to the increased cost of living the street car conductors and motormen of this city have gone out on a strike for higher wages. They represent that within Ave days moat has advanced from three to five cents a pound. AUSTRIA'S I DEFEAT IS ! GROWING LONDON, May 18.?The Austrian defeat In Bukowlna Is developing In to one of vast proportions. The de feat has been so emphatic that It hat entirely offset the victory of tho Ger man and Austrlans In Western Gall cla. Tho Austrians arc retreating south ward while their rear and flanks are harrassed by Cossacks. Tho Russians have captured large numbers of prisoners and vast quan tities of supplies. 20,000 RUSSIANS RETAKEN. In their flight the Austrians aban doned 20,000 Russian prisoners which they had captured In previous oper-! atlons. These fell into tho hands of the Russians again, and havo been added to their respective regiments. The Russian victory In Bukowlna will greatly aid tho forces that are op erating In the Carpathian mountains. It will give them other sources from which to draw reinforcements and supplies, and relieve the danger of an attack on the left. AUSTRIANS CLAIM CONTINUED SUCCESS. Reports from Vienna say that the German and Austrian forces in West ern Galicia and Souther Poland are gradually advancing, though the ad vance consists rather of reinforcing the advance lines than the extension of the operations at the front RUSSIA DENIES DEFEAT OF GALICIA WASHINGTON, May 18.?The Rus sian embassy has received tho fol lowing dispatch from the Russian minister of foreign affairs: " The re ports from Berlin and Vienna of a victory gained by tho Germans and Austrians in western Galicia is abso lutely unfounded. The battles that are proceeding now In that region give no foundation whatever to talk even of a partial succoss of our ene mies. You aro asked to contradict most emphatically tho reports spread by the Germans." GERMANY OCCUPIES RUSSIAN TERRITORY BERLIN, May 18.?The German in formation sorvlce says: "Germans and Austrians occupy approximately 46,000 square miles of Russian terri tory, containing a population of moro than 5,000,000. Most of this territory is in Poland. .;. .;. .;. .5. .;. 4. 4. * ? ? ALASKA BUREAU TO * ? ENTERTAIN JONES ? ? *i4 ? SEATTLE. May IS.?United *: ? States Senator Wesley L. ? 4- Jones, of Washington, will bo * ? entertained at luncheon Thurs- ? ? day by tho Alaska Bureau of + ? the Seattle Chamber of Com- + 4> mercc. He will bo feted as ? ? "Alaska's friond." + ?> 4 ?j? ?*? ??? *j? ?j? ?j? ?j? <|? 4* *5* 4* COMING NORTH ON THE NORTHWESTERN ???-*1*?? SEATTLE, May 18. ? me i\orui western will sail from Seattle tonight for Alaska. She will have tho follow ing named passengers for Juneau: Mrs. H. Hcdgcrson, E. \V. Clowdy, Neil Ward and wife, V. Nylanth I. D. Carpenter. Ida Barrow and Hugo Sol vlss. There will bo many passengers for Skagway and Seward. MAY PRICES ALMOST REACH HIGH RECORD NEW YORK, May 18.?Commodity prices for May arc the highest since September last, and also for any May with the exception of 1912. SEATTLE MAN SUED BY WOMAN FOR $50,000 SEATTLE, May 18.?H. W. Starrett manager of tho Sunset Boat and En gine company, has been sued by Miss Olive Blair for $50,000 for breach of promise to marry. Starrett denies any promlso or oth er relations with the woman. He Is a married man. POISON GAS MAY WIN YPRES FOR GERMANS LONDON, May 18.?There arc hints afloat that taany well-informed per sons hero aro preparing thomselves to submit philosophically to an an nouncement from tho War Office that It has become practically necessary to evacuato Ypres, and that this was forced by tho German use of asphyx iating gas. which has already gained more ground for them in- this region than all thoir previous efforts accom-| plished. NEW HEAD Of PORTUGAL IS SHOT BY ENEMY LISBON, May 18. ? Joas Chagas, newly elected head of the government, Is not dead, as was reported last night and repeated this morning. He is alive at tho hospital, and his condi tion Is Improving. This afternoon he held a conference with his political associates. The situation In tho city has been Improved, and the news of the failure of the attempt to assassinate Chagas has had a quieting effect. CHAGAS REPORTED KILLED. LISBON, May 18.?It was reported last night and repeated this morning that Joas Chagas, just elected presi dent of the Cabinet and head of the new government In Portugal, died In a hospital in this city yesterday even ing, the result of wound3 inflicted by Senator Freltas on board a train en route here from Oporto yesterday af ternoon. Senator Freltas fired four shots Into the cabinet president, but he survived his wounds until the train had arrived at this place, and he wa3 taken to a hospital. ASSAILANT KILLED. Senator Freltas was killed by gend armes shortly after his attack on President Chagas. LISBON BEING BOMBARDED. The first that the people knew of the assault upon and death of Chagas was after the rioting had been resum ed, and the cause was traced back to the attempted assassination. The bom bardment of the city by tho navy was resumed as soon as It was heard that Chagas had been shot. ATLANTIC FLEET BEGINS JYAR GAME NEW YORK; May IS.?Tho great Atlantic licet of dreadnoughts and. other battleships and war craft today steamed out of the harbor in ma Jastlc procession to begin the annual war game off the Jersey coast and on tho Atlantic ocean. Tho fleet was reviewed yesterday by President Woodrow Wilson until late in the day. The President will be at home In Washington tomorrow morning. He was greatly pleased with the condi tion of the ships of the navy and the spirit of the ofllccrs and men. HARRY THAW GETS DELAY FOR TRIAL NEW YORK, May 18.?Harry K. Tha.v was transferred from the Tombs to the Ludlow street jail to day. Ho Is suffering of rheumatism. Thaw's attorneys succeeded in getting a delay in tho Jury trial as to tho men tal status aud condition of Thaw until Friday. STOCK QUOTATIONS. NEW YORK, May IS.?Alaska Gold closed today at 32^; Chino. 42*4; Ray. 22>/A; Utah Copper. G3Vi. MANY VESSELS ON WAY TO PHILADELPHIA PHILADELPHIA, May 18.? Ship ping agencies report here that twen ty eight vessels are on their way to Philadelphia from the war zone. All of those vessels with the exception of nine are British. FIRST HUSBAND OF RUTH BRYAN WEDS SPRINGFIELD. 111., May 18.?Sec retary' of State Bryan's former son in-law, William Homer Leavitt, has again taken a wife. Tlie bride was Mlsft Clara Killius of this city, The announcement mado today says the wedding took place last Thursday, in Pekin, 111. Mr. Leavitt. who is an ar tist, first met his present bride while exhibiting paintings at Springfield. It was while painting a portrait of Mr. Bryan that Mr. Leavitt met the Commoner's eldest daughter Ruth, leading to a marriage that ended in a divorce. The widow afterward mar ried Richard Owen, a i officer in tho British army, now a. the front in Northern France. PEOPLE BUY PIG IRON FOR RISE IN PRICE PITTSBURGH, May IS.?It is esti mated in the trade that moro than 100,000 tons of pig iron have been bought recently for speculation by persons closely associated' with the Iron and steel Interests, who are con fident that the price of the metal can scarcely go lower than at the present time. ONCE CENT SUNDAY PAPER FOR GOTHAM NEW YORK, May IS.? Beginning on May 23. the Sunday issue of the New York Press, owned by Frank A. Munsey, will be sold at once cent a copy. Mr. Munsey believes the pub lic only wants tho news and will im mediately abolish the supplements. iWAR VIRTUALLY DECLARED SAYS ITALIAN PAPER I I ROME, May 18.?'The Girnal d' Ital ia this evening says that war has been virtually declared upon Austria by the unanimous action of the Cab inet and Council. It stated that King Victor Emanuel has given his consent to the declaration, and that it will be announced at an early date. Other authorities, agreeing that war has been decided upon, and that the King and his council huvo been won over by the ministry, believe that it will net be announced until Parliament convenes Thursday. Cabinet and Council in Session. ROME, May 18.?The Italian Cab-; inet and King's Council have been In j session all day. They convened last [ night. It is the longest session of record. The Ministers of the King arc pre paring a statement to bo submitted to tho parliament Thursday. Von Buelow to Leave. ROME, May 18.?It is reported to day that Prince von Buelow, the Ger man Ambassador, is preparing to leave Italy tonight. Ho is reported to have said today that he is con vinced that Italy Is about to break with Germany, and that Italy will be added to the list of his country's enemies within a few hours. GERMANS LOSE THREE ZEPPELINS ?*? | LONDON, May IS. ? Three more ; German Zeppelins have been destroy j ed since the attack on iho ono in the1 air Sunday. One was destroyed "by French guns along the channel coast; another was destroyed by lire from a torpedo boat in the channel, and it fell into the channel. The third was! wrecked In the Gleielcselle woods of Bolgium. MADERO'S BROTHERS ARE FOR VILLA NEW YORK. May 18.?Francisco Urquldl, who has the title of Mexican Consul General, under commission from the Villa government, character ized as absurd yesterday the reports that the Maderos have fallen out with Villa and withdrawn their sup port. "The reports arc preposterous," he said. "Ever since Hucrta's treacher ous actions tho brothers of the mur dered President have been stunch sup porters of General Villa. They regard Villa as representative of tho conven tion at Aguascalicntes where Carran za and Villa fell out" SPOKANE SAILS FROM SEATTLE FOR NORTH 1 SEATTLE, May 18.?Tho Spokane I sailed for Alaska last night with Earle C. Jameson, Bradley King, J. F. Mc Gregor and others for Juneau. t t ^ ! RIGGS BANK CASE MAY BE DISMISSED WASHINGTON. May 18.?The ar guments for the dismissal of the Rlggs National Bank suit against the Secretary of the Treasury, tho Cont roller of the Treasury and other Fed eral officials, on the ground that the court has no jurisdiction, have be gun today. HADLEY MAN DROWNS IN SURF HADLEY, Alaska, May 18. ? Carl Gropper, watchman at the Mt. An drews mine, was attacked with cramps and drowned last night about ! six o'clock while bathing In the surf near the wharf. The body was re i covered by Mrs. Gropper, who used I a garden rake In dragging the waters. The deceased leaves a wife and four children who reside at Ilndley. The body was taken to Ketchikan to day for burial. FRANK'S PETITION IS TO BE HEARD SOON ATLANTA, May 18.?The petition of Leo Frank for a commutation of his sentence from capital punishment to life Imprisonment will be heard by the State prison commission and the ' Governor May 31st. RIGGS BANK CASE MAY BE POLITICS BOSTON, May 18.?A Washington dispatch says that the Indications arc that the RlggB National Bank contro versy will be threshed out In Congress next winter, OFFENSIVE MOVEMENT WINNING BATTLES IN FLANDERS AND FRANCE LONDON, May 18.?After a fort night of hurling back German attacks In Flanders the Allies are now on the offensive in that region and thu3 far the attack has proved successful both In territory gained and punishment In flicted. Last night the British forces began the attack on the last position held by the Germans west of the Yser. Heavy cannon were used. Tho Ger mans replied to the attack with vigor, and held the ground until after they had sustained terrific losses. When tho British occupied the ground they found more than 2,000 dead, The at tack has been continued on tho east bank of the canal. The British offensive movement has been In concert all along the line, and In co-operation with the forces of France and Belgium. Reports from Paris say that it has been successful at all points. Trenches north of Labasse, at 8ur tourbe, Allly woods, Richebourg, and other points were carried, and In all the positions the German left many dead and large numbers of prisoners were captured. BIG GUNS AIDING, ded to the army from time to time The heavy guns that have been ad during the winter have aided the Brit ish and French immensely in their at tacks. They have been able to get these guns near the front, and great 2,500-pound shells have been hurled Into the German trenches at compar atively short range. The enemy in many Instances was routed from the trenches without n charge, and then they were mowed down by field batteries, machine guns and rifle fire. KICHENER WANTS 300,000 MORE MEN. Lord Kitchener has isouca a can for 300,000 more recruits. They will be needed to supply the gaps that are expected to occur In the armies oper ating In Flanders; France and Turkey, and are in addition to the new regi ments that arc being organized for a further Increase In the army. There Is no attempt on the part of the war office to disguise the fact that a general offensive campaign has been started by the Allies to drive the Germans out of Belgium and France. GERMANS NOT WORRIED. BERLIN, May 18.?The government claims not to be worried over the Al lies' gains In the west war zone, and is, apparently, giving all of Its atten tion to the Italian and American situ ation. It Is stated that Germany will never be compelled to evacuate Bel gium. England Will Use Asphyxiating Gas. LONDON', May 18.?Lord Kitchener announced today that aspyxlating ammunition has been sent to tho front from both London and Paris and that tho Allies will soon bo us ing it against tho enemy in tho of fensive warfare. Several different combinations will bo used, each hav ing a different effect, and no two sus ceptible of the same remedy. BRITAIN MAY HAVE NEW GOVERNMENT - f|? LONDON, May 18.?Several London and provincial newspapers today fore casted a coalition government to be composed of members of all tho poli tical parties of Great Britain. It is conceded by most of them that As quith should continue to head the gov ernment, however. ml- "AVAPiimnnl In Great IUU jncovm 5V1 v>*.>uvMv WL Britain Is a coalition of Liberals, Irish Nationalists and Laborltes. The Un ionists, composed of Conservatives and Liberal Unionists, arc not rep resented. If a change should bo made, A. Bonar Law and two or three other Unionists, probably In cluding former Premier Balfour, would be given places. German Banker Resigns. Sir Edgar Speyer, a German born banker, yesterday resigned the privy counsellorship, and asked that his ti tle bo cancelled. lie announced his loyalty to Great Britain and the gov ernment, but said that he did not de sire to embarrass the government and ho felt that the attacks that have been made upon blm on account of his German antecedents were causing embarrassments. Asqulth is being urged to name a Conservative to succeed Speyer. I NEW YORK HEARS THAT WAR DECLARED NEW YOKE, May 18.?Tho Milan correspondent of tho Now York Her ald says: "I can positively assure you that tho treaty with Austria is broken. The declaration of war Is practically assured. Great enthus iasm everywhere. People are united, without a dissenting voice, for war.