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~~ ~ WASHINGTON NOTIFIED OF THE STOPPAGE OF SUBMARINE WARFARE WASHINGTON, May 19?Official In-; formation was received today that the German reply to the American note will not be completed for a week or ten days. In the meantime, it is un-i dcrstood that the German submarine j warfare will stop on alt unarmedj belligerent ships. While the President had not been informed this morning as to the ces-; sation of the submarine warfare, pend ing the reply of Germany to the Am erican note, it was stated this after noon at the State Department that such was the intimation that was giv en when the Department was Inform ed of the further postponement of the German reply. LONDON CONFIRMS. New York, May 19?Dispatches from London today say that it is positively asserted in Information from Berlin that the submarine warfare has been stepped by Germany pending the re ply to America's note by the German ( government. LUSITANIA'S RESCUE STOPPED NE WYORK, May ID.?The officers of the British tank steamer Xarragan sett, arriving here today, confirm the report, that was In circulation short ly after the sinking of the Lusitania. j that a Submarine drove her off when sho was going to the rescue of the Lu-! sitania. The captain said that the call j of the Lusitanla was beard, and the. ship at once started to her aid. and was within seven miles of her when a submarine started for her and she' was compelled to change her course and put out into the ocean. . . - TRANSYLVANIA NOTJLTTACKEDi; BERLIN'. Mar 15.?A general deni-jc al that a submarine attacked the': Transylvania and attempted to sluk! her is made by the German govern- , meat. It is stated that no passenger ship has been attacked since the sink ing of the Lusitanla. *--*-? ( AMERICAN LUSITANIA < VICTIMS ARE FOUND ; QUEEXSTOWN. Ireland. May 19.? bodies of three more Lusitania vie- i tims have been brought to this place. All of them are Americans. FRYE CASE GOES TO GERMAN PRIZE COURT ; ?c WASHINGTON*. May 19.?Informs-i | tlon was received here today that Ger many has sent the case of the Will- f lam P. Frye, sunk by the Prince Eit el Friederich January _2S. to the prize court. BRITISH STEAMER SUNK. CARDIFF. Wales, May 19. ? The ( British steamer Drumcoe was torpe doed and sunk in the English channel. The crew was saved. This is tho first British ship to suffer attack this week, t ? ? ? t CAPTAIN OF GUI-FLIGHT BURIED. ( NEW YORK. May 19.?The body of j Capt. Gunter. of the Gulfllght, who < was killed with his wife and daughter as a result of the German attack on > the Gulflight, was buried at Brooklyn today. WOMEN PLANNING * LONGJ3AMPAIGN ; NEW YORK. May 19.?Leading suf- 0 frage workers from all over the Unit- r ed States are gathering here for the : purpose of planning an active cam- * palgn in the four Eastern States of 1 New York. Now Jersey. Massachu- ( setts aid Pennsylvania which will n vote on the suffrage question next jj fall. 1 While polls taken by New York newspapers indicate that sentiment in all of the States is opposed to wo men suffrage, it is hoped to change the sentiment by an active compaign with little llkiihood of active and in terested campaign in opposition. , c EIGHT DIE IN ACCIDENT TO CANADIAN VESSEL j5 OTTAWA. May 19.?Eight members c of the crew of 1-1 of the small gov ernment vessel Christine were drown ed when the vessel was accldontly rammed and sunk by a Canadian sub marine off Orleans island last nigh'.. ^ ? ? <* ?> + ? * ? WEATHER TODAY * ? Maximum?70. ? Minimum?10. * + CLEAR!! + t! + * >> * + * * <* ? +'+ + * * * * r WILSON MAY ASK THAT ENGLAND I STOP BLOCKADE WASHINGTON. May 19.?It is bo-j liovcd to be more than probable hcro; that the President will send a note to j Great Britain within the next lew days protesting that the British block ade of Germany is in violation of inter national law. The Persldent and the State Depart ment have contended all along that the blockade against Germany, which denies admission to that country of non-contraband goods, is unlawful be cause there Is no blockado of Gorman ports such as is recognizablo by in ternational law. PRESIDENT IS DUE AT WASHINGTON TOMORROW WASHINGTON. May 19.?President Woodrow Wilson will be due at Wash ington tomorrow morning on the President's yacht Mayflower. He watched the war game last night, but; lias been in touch with the White. House by wireless. The weather is! calm off the Jersey coast President In Chesapeake. CAPE HENRY. May 19. ? The May flower with President Wood row Wil son on board passed in by the capes today. BARNES-ROOSEVELT CASE NEARS END SYRACUSE. X. Y.. May 19. ? The j iamage case of Win. Barnes, Jr.. 1 igainst former President Roosevelt on ? iccount of alleged libel will go to the j iury Thursday. The arguments of j rounsel began yesterday afternoon \ ind are continuing today. ! zaquis indians' on the warpath against mexico WASHINGTON. May 19.?The Ya-j luis Indians, defeated by the Ameri can Sonoar settlers and miners, have j ;one on the warpath against the Mex ican authorities. railroad directors to be tried in october! NEW YORK. May 19.?The trial of! ho directors of the New York and i few Haven railroad, charged with' rriminal violation of the anti-trust aws, has been set for October 5. 1itchie and baldwin fight to a draw ?? BOSTON. May 19.?Willie Ritchie; tnd Matty Baldwin fought 12 rounds; o a draw hero last night. j1 :harge politics against secretary of treasury ^ WASHINGTON. May 19.? Attor- 1 leys for the Rlggs National Bank < rhargc that the affidavits In behalf t >f Secretary of the Treasury William 3. McAdoo were for political pur loses, and have no bearing on the i rase at issue. ?madame" of bawdy house acquitted; i ?*? KETCHIKAN. May 19.?Lena Kip >en was acquitted by a jury upon in ductions by Judge Robert W. Jen- ( lings today. After the State had rest- I ?d its case. James M. Shoup, attor- a icy for the defense, moved for an In- t itructed verdict of acquittal on the t rround that the government had not 1 iroved that the defendant was the c iwner or the keeper of the house, and r ilso that the prosecution had failed t o establish the character of the house, rho motion was granted. f The second case, that against Marie lall. wilt come up this afternoon. austin acquitted. I ??fr? ? KETCHIKAN*, May 19.?A. E. Aus- F in was acquitted by a jury last night ' if a charge of shooting into a crowd if children who persisted in throwing tones at his house and wounding a ittle girl. The jury was out only two alnutes. a alaska mining stock. id NEW YORK .May IS.?Alaska Gold loscd today at 33%: Chino. 42%: rtah Copper. 63%; Ray, 2, %. ? ? ?? v quake shakes oregon. / PORTLAND, Ore.. May 19.?A dis- b [net earthquake shock was felt in va Ious portions of Oregon last night. ! BUSINESS MEN ASK PEOPLE TO VOTE f OR LICENSE At a meeting or the Juneau Com mercial Club last evening In tho coun cil chamber at tho city hall, a set of resolutions, submitted by Qrover C. Winn, calling the voters attontion to the cost of running tho city for a year the Income, the present indebtedness; etc., were read and adopted. Among those who voiced their son timcnts briefly wero: Mayor John Reck, W. W. Shorthill, Grovcr C. Winn and H. J. Fisher. Mayor Reck called tho attention of the gathering to tho fact that 20 mills was all that could bo levied against property under tho present law. "If the town goes dry it means that the schools must close for want of funds as tho saloon liconses aro tho only means at present by which to raise sufficient rovenue. Tho street work might be discontinued, but it Is dif ferent with the schools. By means of tho saloon licenses this year, I be lieve the city will bo able to got out of debt by tho first of next April. I think the expenses of running the city will bo $20,000 less than that of last year." "the resolutions presented by Gro ver C. Winn, a member of the school board, began with relating that a big share of the saloon business of tho city was with outside people who might easily be supplied in some oth er way; that tho short time allowed tho saloon keepers to close up their business was depriving them of guar anteecd right, having boon engaged in a legalized business; that the state of Washington, which was voted dry at the last election, gave tho saloon men 14 months In which to close up their business. Tho expenses of running tho city last year, as sot forth In the resolu tions, was $84,447.43, including the school budget of $19,137.11. The reve nue for tho same year was $85,343.65, of which $24,453 was derived from sa loon licenses. The present city indebtedness was stated to be $29,656 up to the first of April. Deprived of the saloon licens js, the total indebtedness of tho city it the end of this year would be $54. 109.74, figuring on tho basis of last fear's expenses; that saloons were paying about one-third of the city :axes. "I think that Mr. Winn's statements \re a fair presentation of the case trorn that point of view," Mr. Short Mil responded, "but they are based >n the expenses of last year and are lot an approximate estimate of the expenses of this year." H. J. Fisher, president of the Com-! nercial Club, objected to those parts if the resolutions which appealed to 1 :he sympathy of tho voter regarding 1 ;he probable financial loss to tho sa- 1 oon men, stating that they must ] ako their chances. But as to tho ef- 1 !ect upon tho city he said: "I never took a drink in my life," le said, ''and yet I'm going to vote ? vet. for the reason that I think tho 1 :ity should havo a chance to acquire >ther sources of revenue before it is :ut off from this one." ? ? ? i \NOTHER RICH PLACER 1 STRIKE MADE NEAR NOME 1 ?41? 1 NOME, A placer strike is reported rom the Council City district. Ground >aying 10 cents a pan has been locat >d. and a stampede of some propor lons is under way. - I Lanes in lee Pack. I Lanes are opening in the ice pack I n Bering sea, and the Corwin and ; ?olar Bear are expected to arrive at 1 s'ome before tho end of the weok. 1 ? ? ? 1 3ARROW SAYS M'NAMARA I SHOULD BE PARDONED WASHINGTON, May 19.?Clarence J. Darrow, of Chicago, attorney for abor organizations, told the industrl- 1 il commission that tho McNamara I ?rothers should be pardoned because < hey dynamited the Los Angolcs < Times building without malice and be- > :ause they thought they were doing ight, and believe that they are mar yrs to a cause and not criminals. ?AMOUS BANKER OF MICHIGAN IS DEAD 1 DETROIT. Mich., May 18.?George t tussell, president of tho Peoples' I Itnte bank of Detroit, and formerly 1 ?resident of tho American Bankers' 1 issociatlon, died here today. t GEN. HUBBARD DIES. ?if? NEW YORK, May 19.? Gen. Thorn- : ,s Hubbard, a veteran of tho civil j srar and director in many railroads, c led hero today. r 6???e t EARL BLOSSON GOES SOUTH. c Earl Blosson, the Seattle athlete tho lost his leg in an accident in tho I Llaska-Juneau tunnel last year, left on he Mariposa this morning for his ome In Seattle. o ?* The Empire has most readers I ROME, May 19.?-Only a miracle can avert war between Italy and Austria. That it has been determined upon byj ithe unanimous votr of the govern j mcnt and the King's counsel and that the King has consented is affirmed, and the request of Parliament will If assented to be equivalent to a declara tion, which, undoubtedly, will follow Immediately. * AUSTRIA SEEKS NEGOTIATIONS. Vienna, May 19.?The Austrian gov ernment this afternoon Is attempting to secure further negotiations with Italy concerning the demands of that country for territorial concessions. DIPLOMATS LEAVE ITALIAN CAPITAL. LONDON, May 19.?That Italy has decided upon v/ar Is accepted In all of the European capitals today. A dis patch from Berlin says that It Is un derstood there that the German and Austrian Ambassadors, other members of the legations and members of the' consular service left Italy last night. This Is confirmed by a Vienna dis patch which says that both the Ger man and Austrian Ambassadors at Rome presented verbal notes to For eign Minister Sonnino, and that it is understood in Vienna diplomatic cir clcles that they have taken their de parture. The news from Washington that the i United States was asked to care for German and Austrian Interests at Rome is only confirmatory of dis patches of like purport that are com Ing from all the capitals of Europe. LONDON PLEASED WITH OUT LOOK. London is disposed to look upon what la regarded as the certain, en trance of Italy in the war on the side of the Allies as the most Important feature of the war since the German army was stopied in its progress to wards Paris September. Not only will Italy add moro than 1,000, 000 men In the field against the Ger man allies but it will stop the sup plies that Germany and Austria have been receiving through the Mediter ranean and Adriatic channels. U. S. TO CARE FOR ALL INTERESTS WASHINGTON, May 19.?The Gcr man and Austrian Ambassadors called at the State Department at Washing ton this morning and asked the Am erican ambassador at Rome to care for Gerrftan and American Interests at Rome In the event of war with thavi country. ITALY "MAKES LIKE REQUEST. A few minutes after the German and Austrian Ambassador had depart ed from the State Department, the Italian Ambassador called on a like mission. He asked Secretary of State William J. Bryan to assume the re sponsibility of caring for Italian in terests at Berlin, Vienna and Constan tinople in the event of war with those countries. ROUMANIA EXPECTED TO JOIN. ROME, May 19. ? Ahe attitude of Roumanla Is being watched with jreat interest here. It is confidently 3elicvcd that she will join Italy in, an actual alliance In the war v/ith Ger many and Austria and in the settle ment of the territorial rights In the southeast afte^ the war shall have seen terminated. CABINET WILL ASK PARLIA- , MENT FOR POWER. ROME, May 19.?The Italian Parlia- , ment when It convenes tomorrow will ?( jc asked by the Cabinet to confer up- | >n the latter plenary powers of gov- , jrnmcnt, enabling it to declare war 1 vithout further negotiations. < ITALY WILL WIN SAYS COMMANDER OF NAVY. ROME, May 19.?Admiral Betollo, ormer minister of marine In the Ital an government and now commanding he fleet in the Adriatic, says that It t s his impression that if Italy will ( ight she will win against all the j 'orces that Germany and Austria car. ] ihrow again3t her. I REVOLT AT POLA. ROME, May 19.?A revolt occured . it the Austrian naval station of Pola . resterday and 50 were killed In a . ilash with the government troops. The . ?evolt was among the employees at , he government arsenal. They took . ihargo of the establishment until they . verc subdued by the soldiers. TALIAN SOCIALISTS / ARE AGAINST THE WAR . ? ' , TURIN. Italy. May 10.?Socialist . vorkingmen have gone out on a strike . icrc as a protest against war. . GEO. HARKRIDER DIES AT JUNEAU THIS MORNING George J-Iurkrlder, who has been a resilient of Juneau and viclnty for the last quarter of a century, died this morning at two o'clock at St. Ann's hospital of cancer of the stomach. He was about 70 years of age. The deceased was born in Ohio and migrated to tlio West whore ho led the life .of a cowboy for a number of years', finally onterlng tho mining game in Nevada. In tho Cassiar country of British Columbia he ac quired a considerable fortune. He at one time owned valuable property iii tho Silver Bow basin, which ho lost through litigation, and at the time of his death was part owner of a coal claim on Admiralty island; tho sec ond coal claim in Alaska to be patent ed by the government. JEFFERSON BRINGS RETURNING MINERS The steamer Jefferson docked at the city wharf at 10 o'clock this morn ing with a large list of passengers, most of whopa ire bound for the In terior on the first boats down tho Yu kon. The Jeff onion had 114 tons of freight for Thane, 36 tons for Juneau, mail and the following nnmcd passen gers: Willis nowou. k. Minis, inos mc Intyre, E. M. Brcnnan, L, McQermott, G. 0. Holmes, J. A. Hnndrnhan, Mrs. J. A. Hnndrahan, Lonora Handrahan, Mrs. M. Johnson. A. K. Miller, A. S, Bailey. G. McAllister, P. Pantazes, J. Lea, J. W. Steeley, T. Moran and J. Engdny. For Douglas ? E. P. Watcrlaln, L. Cone and W. DcLcor. The JofTerson will be southbound to morrow morning at S o'clock. WATSON BRINGS ITS BANNER LOAD The Admiral Watson docked at the Pacific Coast Co. wharf this morning at 2:20. having on board, with the out going passengers from Juneau, the iargSSC load of Westward passengers of the season. Thirty second class passengers left here for the Westward in addition to a largo list of first class. Every berth on tho ship was sold out here and travelers turned away. The Watson had a heavy tonnage of freight for Gastineau ports, mail and the following passengers: A. M; McLean, B. F. Mooro, Mrs. A. Watt. M. Tiffany, W. S. Doslin, J. F. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Bohr ends and Mirr. Bentrice Bchronds. The Watson will bo southbound on Ibe 2Sth. BORDER LINE STEAMER ARRIVES THIS MORNING The Border Line steamer Al-Ki ar rived from the south at S: 30 this morn ing with 500 tons of freight for Gas tineau ports and the following named passengers for Juneau: Mrs. C'. W. Collins, A. P. King, Hi Wybom. Thos. Armstrong. Miss Helen Mooro, Emil Joyce, Mrs. Maggie Joyce, Cy Wright, Henry B. Foss. E. B. Rees, John Kcllcy, S. R. Ames, W. B. Coffer atn, J. Herman'Allen, H. L. Blake, William Kent, Mrs. L. Rainboldt, Mrs. Ci E. Tibbets and nine second class. Tho Al-Ki will proceed from here to Hoonah with 125 tons of freight for that port, and. will be southbound to morrow afternoon. OWNER OF THE EDITH G. REGARDS HER AS LOST William LaVcllo, owner of the ill rated Edith G. was a southbpnnd pas senger on the Mariposa this morning [rom Knik, having given up hopes of :ver hearing anything from Capt. 3reen or the crew who were caught In a storm between Dry bay nnd Yak itat on the night of April 21sL Mr. La velfe. who was formerly a part own jr of the Grotto saloon, had gone to Knik to await the arrival of the Edith G. JUNEAU CHORAL SOCIETY WILL MEET TONIGHT The Juneau Choral society will meet onight at the studio of Miss Frances Juilck at eight o'clock. Matters of mportanco will be considered, and > t is important that there bo a till at endanco. :? <t- ?:? 4* ?> ?!? ?> *> -t- * j : ORDER ARREST OF *! EMPEROR WILLIAM * :? RAMSGATE, England May ? I- 19.?1The coroner's Jury wldch' 4> :? victims of the recent Zeppelin * ? ?> attack- returned a verdict of 4* :? wilful murder againsi Empor- * or William, and formally au- -t thorized his arrest by the au- ?> > ?> ?> <* ?> ?> ? 4- 4- ?> s- 4- -j- . ENGLAND MAY GET BI-PARTISAN GOVERNMENT LONDON, May 19. ? Premier As quith today announced that he has under consideration tho question of rcconstrutclon of tho ministry on a broader political basis. It Is believed to bo his purpoao to put three or four members of the Un ionist party in the Cabinet. BRITISH ADMIRAL REPORTED RESIGNED LONDON, May 19.?Tho morning papers publish reports that persistent rumors are in circulation that Lord FiBher, first in command of the Brit ish navy, has resigned his admiralty commands. TURKS SINK ^SUBMARINE LONDON, May 19.? The Austral ian submarine A-52 was sunk in the Dardanelles yesterday. Tho crow was captured by the Turks, and Its mem bers arc now prisoners of war. This is the second Australian submarine to be sunk by the Turks. More Troops at Dardanelles. LONDON, May 19.?The British arc re-inforclng the army on Gallipoll pen insula. Fresh soldiers disembarked near Kumbale on the Dardanelles this morning. The progress at the Dardanelles is meeting with the satisfaction of Lord Kitchener. 50 DIE IN RIOTS >N AUSTRIAN SEAPORT _ ?v? ROME, May 19.?There wero fifty killed yesterday In Trieste. Women participated in the riots which were caused largely because of inability to got food. SULTAN OF TURKEY WAS SLATED TO DIE PARIS, May 19.?A plot to kill the Sultan of Turkey on his birthday was discovered at Constantinople yester day, and there have been hundreds of arrests. ? ? ? FAIRBANKS WOMEN ESTABLISH PLAYFIELD; FAIRBANKS, May 19.?The Wo men's Civic Club, of this city, has es tablished a children's playfield for summer use. The pupils of the city generally rushed to the support of the proposition and are furnishing the equipment. FRENCH CONTRACT FOR AMERICAN STOCKINGS ?fr READING, Pa., May 19.?The gov crnment of France has closed a con tract for the entire output of a Straus town hosiery mill for the next two mouths. This will total approximate ly 130,000 dozen pairs of stockings, which will bo used by the French soldiers. FAMOUS BILLIAKOISI TO LOCATE IN JUNEAUj Grant Johnson, holder of the balk line billard championship of the Northwest, who ha3 associated himself with George C, Burford's billiard par lor, has decided to locate in Junenu, and has sent for his family. Mr. Johnson is at Burford'o afternoons and evenings, and is prepared to play all comers. Mr. Johnson recently defeated W. C. Duniwya, the champion bllllardist of Portland, Oregon, in an 18.2 inch balk lino contest, for '100 points. He made an average of 10.2. For the edification of Juneauitcs, Mr. Johnson is playing the straight mil billiards at Burgord's, and assum ing tho difficult handicap of making 100 at a run or no count. Willis E. Nowell, agent for iho Al aska Steamship company, came in from, Seattle on the Jefferson thlB morning. .5. .*..*???.<?? 4, 4. .;. % -> -; 4. 1 * KAISER VISITS ? * EASTERN WAR ZONE * > AMSTERDAM. May 19.?Em- ? ? -?* peror William spent Sunday in ?> ? the Eastern, war zone and wit- <? nossed the i'ghting on the oast ?? j .front where'; his forces were ? * successful. v * * PESSIMISM IN LONDON [ OVER RUSSIAN DEFEAT [ IN WESTERN GAUCIA PETROGRAD, May 19.?The outer j forts of Przcmysl are being bombard ; cd by the armies of Germany and i Austria which are attacking Russian : positions along the San river. Russian aviators report that the | enemy have brought up heavy siege [artillery, for use against Przcmysl, and the San river positions. ! LONDON DESPONDENT OVER DEFEAT. LONDON, May 19.?A feeling df in | tense pessimism prevails here over the result of the Russian and Austro German battles in west Gallcia. No longer is there any effort made to dis count the importance of the Russian defeat in that section, or to disguise the circumstance that the Russians seem unable to place a sufficient num ber of men In the field to check the advance of the enemy. The Russian defeat In West Gallcia has also com pelled a general withdrawal of the Russians backward In Poland. Since the beginning of the offensive German and Austrian movement In Gallcia when the Russians were at tacked west of the Donajec river the Russians have been forced back to the San river, 80 miles east of the Donjacc. Vienna claims to have cap tured 175,000 troops and many guns in that time. RUSSIAN VICTORIES PARTLY COMPENSATE. The defeat of the Russians In West Gaticia has been in part, at least com pensated for by their victories In East Galicia and Bukowina, where the Aus trians have been completely routed. RUSSIANS LOSE GENERAL. The Russian General Kornltleff was captured yesterday with other troops by the Austrians and Germans. WEATHER STOPS WAR IN WEST LONDON, May 19. ?? Heavy rains and severe weather has temporarily stopped the war in the western thea tre. Aside from artillery duels there is little fighting In Bolgium or Franco today. NEW CABINET FOR PORTUGAL LISBON, May 19.?A now Cabinet Is in process of formation,to be made up of leading members oI all the political parties and pledged to strict neutral ity among the political factions of Por tugal. Chagas Recovers. Madrid, May 19.?Roports from Lis bon say that all is quiot at that plnco. Joas Chagas, head of the government, has recovered from his wounds, and is directing the government. Reports say, however, that further disorders arc feared. AMERICANS MEET DEMAND FOR AMMUNITION WASHINGTON, May 19.?Ordnance men declaro that the most striking feature of the effect of the war in Europe has been the development of American machinery works to turn out war material. On August first, it was declared the output capacity in military rifles did not exceed 700 a day. By the end of June, it is stated. the United States will have a dally output capacity of 20,000. According to the best Informed sources orders for a total of 6,000,000 rifles *are now pending. The Bethlehem works, It Is learned, are turning out forglngs for the heaviest guns In use abroad and even furnishing forglngs for 15 Inch guns for British sorvlce. The steel works at Bethlehem can turn out equipment, It is estimated, at a rate equal to almost any plant In the United Kingdom or France, and sec ond to Krupp's works, CANADIAN TROOPS REACH ENGLAND LONDON, May 19.?The steamship Metagama. from Montreal, has arriv ed with 3,000 Canadian recruits to supply vacant places in the Canadian contingent at the front in France and Belgium. They will be sent to the front soon. PITTSBURGH CHILDREN PLANT 20,000 TREES PITTSBURGH, May 19.? Twenty thousand troes, tho gift of the City Council have been planted by the school children of Pittsburgh. Many of the trees were placed in school yards, where appropriate orcrclsoa were held. This is the largest num ber of trees ever planted In Pittsburgh at one time and Is part of a plan to make the city attractive. An "ad" in Tho Empire rcachos ov orybMy.