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FORECAST OF GERMAN ! REPLY IS SOLE TOPIC AT WASHINGTON ? ? ? + + V- + <? GERMAN REPLY * ?r READY MONDAY * * Berlin. May 20.?It was an- ?> + nounced today that the Ger- + + man reply to the American note + ??* will probably be completed and <? ? and ready for delivery Monday. + * ? ???++?+++??*++*?+ WASHINGTON, May 20. ? With President Woodrow Wilson back in tho White House, interest in the in ternational situation has become acute again. The greatest of the discussions centers about the forecast of the Ger man reply to the American note as published by the Berlin Vossiche Zel tung. The forecast suggests a com promise. It declared that Germany would agree to the terms laid down by the United States on condition that England would abandon the use of flags of other nations on her mer chantment. and would cease arming * her merchaot vessels; and If the Unit ed States would force Great Britain to cease carrying passengers on ships which carry munitions of war. Officials here contend that the first two conditions named do not have any bearing on the situation at ail, be cause, since the Lusitania on her first trip displayed the American flag, and the United States protested, there has been no abuse of neutral flags by the British. It is also stated that since early in the war the United States has not permitted any British armed vessel to clear from an American port As for prohibiting the carrying of passengers and munitions of war on the same vessel it is contended that the United States is not authorized to act. PRESIDENT WON'T PERMIT BARGAINING. It was authoritatively stated today that President Wilson has determined that there shall be no bargaining in the negotiations with Germany. GERMANY WILL USE SUBMARINES. Washington, May 20?American Am bassador James W. Gerard, at Berlin, notified the State Department today that he had been advised by the Ger man Foreign Minister that Germany will reject the demand of the United States that the submarine warfare shall be abandoned. He said that Ger many will contend that America's le gal rights extend only to the protec tion of vessels of American register and the safety of American citizens aboard belligerent merchantment. ' i Germany Would Respect Switzers. BERLIN. May 20.?The Cologne Ga zette repudiates the report that lr' said to be current in America that Germany would cross Switzerland in case of war with Italy. The Gazette: says the case of Switzerland, "as the world knows, is different from that of; Belgium, because Belgian neutrality; was mado in ambiguous manner by arrangement with one side, while I Switzreland has maintained the law." I The Gazette concludes its state ment by saying that "Switzerland knows Germany, her ideas and poli tics too well to take notice of Ameri can and French lies.v FOREIGN BORN OWE GREATER THAN OTHERS PHILADELPHIA, May 11.? Every j time Mayor Blankenburg mentioned the name of President Wilson and re ferred to the speech of the President j made hero last night he was cheered by the delegates to the state conven tion of the Knights of Columbus, that began its session here today. The mayor, in welcoming the convention,' said: "One of the most Inspiring meet ings I evor attended took place in this i convention hall last night. Thousands of Americans crowded the hall to welcome -t.000 recently naturalized citizens, and the spectacle was one never before in this or any other country, for it came at a time when! our citizens were undergoing a test. "I am foreign born myself.' and be lieve the foreign born owe a greater duty to the country than the native born." BELGIUM RELIEF FUND LOSES $100,000 ON LUSITANIA NEW YORK. May 20.?There was $100,000 la the safe of the Lusitanla contributed in the -L'nited States to the Belgian Relief Fund, * ?> v ?> *1* V *> V ?> * WEATHER TODAY * * Maximum?70. + * Minimum?14. * + CLBAP. : : - + 4. 4. + ? 4> + '+ ???? + +- t ? ? ? AMERICAN NAVY IS IN PEREECT CONDITION WASHINGTON, May, 20?President Woodrow Wilson, uporr his return j from the parade in New York and as I a witness of the war games, today said I that the American fleet Is In perfect shape, and that the spirit Is excellent. Ho added the significant statement that ho wants it to become larger. Stormy Voyage. WASHINGTON. May 20.?President I Wilson arrived when the Mayflower j docked at the navy yard after a ! stormy voyage this morning. No Note to England Now. WASHINGTON, May 20? President . Woodrow Wilson will await the re 1 ceipt of the German reply to the note ! sent to that country before making any further ex-representations to any of the foreign countries on alleged vio : kit ions of international law. SWEDISH STEAMSHIPS SUSPEND OPERATIONS LONDON. May 20.?Swedish stearn I ship lines operating between Stock | holm and London and Hull have sus I pended all traiflc In the Baltic sea. , ? ? SEATTLE TO HAVE RESERVE BANK; SEATTLE. May 20.?It was an nounced yesterday that Seattle will soon ha^e a Federal Reserve Bank. The bank will be established la the near future. and will lie the central bank for the Xorth Pacific. The remarkable Increase in Seat- i tie's foreign trade has been one of j the controlling features in the mat- ? ... _ BRIDGE DESTRUCTION NOT AN ACT OF WAR BOSTON". May 20.?Warner Hern, confessed dynamiter of the Interna tional bridge at Vancoborough, Maine who was refused a writ of habeas cor pus asked for on the ground that he had been once put in jeopardy when arrested by the Vancoborough author ities and punished for his act. was refused a writ. Judge Morton holding that tho defendant's attempt to de stroy the International bridge was not an act of war. CAPTIAN OF CUSHING CALLS ACT "DASTARDLY" PHILADELPHIA. May 20. ? The American tinker Cu3hing arrived here today. Tho captain, describing the dropping of bombs on the deck of the Cushing by aviators, said that it was a "dastardly act." He says they were dropped from a short distance while the American Hag was Hying from his masthead. American Sinks Submarine. PHILADELPHIA. May 20?The Am erican steamship Wlco arrived yester day from Stockholm. Capt. Gibson says he believes that he ran down and sunk a German submarine that was trying to attack him-when he was crossing tho Xorth sea. He struck something, he says, brought his boat to a standstill. There was no drift or iceberg visible, afterward. UNITED STATES WILL NOT SURRENDER RIGHTS WASHINGTON. May 20.? Presi dent "Woodrow Wilson has caused the Japanese government to be Informed | that in the settlement of the difficul ties between China and Japan that ; the United States will not permit any , infringement upon American rights in j the Orient, nor agree to any impair ! ment of the open doer policy, nor the | dismemberment of China, The state iment was made in a friendly manner ; that was entirely friendly and not meant as an intimation of suspicion, [ but was simply precautionary, and due i to the fact that there has been no public announcement of the details of the settlement that is being ar ranged. Japan assured the President that America's desires aro being carc I fully provided for, and that before the signing of the final agreement, it will be submitted to this country and others concerned, including Groat Britain, France; and Russia. NO BAND REHEARSAL FRIDAY. The previously announced band re [ hearsal of Juneau Band for tomorrow ; night has beon postponed until Mon I day night. GARRISON SAYS WE MUST BE READYEOR WAR LAKE MOKONK. N. Y., May 20.? "Tho United States must arm Imme diately If it Is to keep Its ^place among tho nations," Secretary of War Undloy M. Garrison told the pacifists, j gathered at Lake Mohonk, Now York, j today for their annual conference in the Interests of Internationa larbitra tion. In a brilliant speccn, carefully ar gued and bristling with striking epi grams, ho declared that the real prob lem of national defenses is to got peo ple to look facts squarely in tho face. "Only a united nation can accomplish anything in arming for the conflict which is sure to como sooner or later. Wo will be despised among nations of tho earth and our righteousness will not save us from aggressions of the unrighteous if wo remain weak and flabby," he declared, stating further that we must be ready to mnko war "in order to keep the blessing of peace." "Hideous as is the face or war, ab horcnt as aro the evils consequent up on it," said Mr. Garrison in closing, "its results In tho long run cannot be so fatal to a nation as would be the foiluro of that nation to ascertain Its duty and fearlessly and courageously perform that duty, once understood." ROOSEVELT CASE IN HANDS OF JURY SYRACUSE. May 20.?The case of William Barnes, Jr., against Theodore Roosevelt, an action for $50,000 dam ages on account of alleged libel, went to the Jury this afternoon. Attorney Bowers, speaking for Col. Roosevelt, said yesterday that tho ac tion was brought by Barnes for him self and the Republican organization to destroy the political influenco and usefulness of the former President. GERMAN BULL MOOSE AFTER THE COLONEL NEW YORK. May 20.?A Brooklyn progressive club, composed largely of German Americans, tore portraits of Theodoro Roosevelt from tho walls at tho first meeting after the Lusitania disaster. CYMRIC SAILS WITH OVERSEA PASSENGERS ?*? NEW YORK. May 20.? Agents of tho White Star lino state that the sinking of tho Lusitania did not af fect the sailing of the Cymric for Liv erpool with passengers and cargo. The Cymric has 40 cabin passengers book ed and 300 steerage. Only two first cabin passengers cancelled their tick ets after the Lusitania disaster. DUPLICATING GOODS LOST ON LUSITANIA NEW YORK. May 20.? American factorios have nearly all received commissions to duplicate the orders lost on the Lusitania. Tho National Conduit & Cable Co's plant at Yonk ers will work overtime replacing a shipment of cablo and copper wire and copper plat03 lost on tho Lusi tania. THE LIVERPOOL COTTON EXCHANGE BARS GERMANS LIVERPOOL. May 20.?The board of directors of the Liverpool Cotton Association has ordered that no nat uralized Gorman or Austrian shall henceforth be permitted to enter the cotton exchange. EQUITABLE TO PAY OUT OVER $200,000 NEW YORK, May 20.?Tho Equita ble Life Insurance company says that so far as ascertained their loss from the Lusltanla disaster would be $211, 300, comprising 31 claims ranging from $1,000 to $100,000. The company will Insist upon tho recovery of bod ies before making payments if tho proof of death can not be made with out that AMERICAN SUBMARINES INJURED IN WAR GAME NEWPORT, R. I., May 20. ? Two American submarines, engaged in the war game with the Atlantic fleet, ar rived here for repairs. They will re enter the game as soon as tho repairs shall have been comploted. AMERICANS TAKE ARGENTINE LOAN CHICAGO, May 20.? Local mem bers of the Argentine loan syndicate report that about half of $25,000,000 issue has already been sold. Subscrip tions received here aro said to be satisfactory under existing conditions tho West holding its own or bettor in regard to the offering. The Empiro guarantees Its adver tisers tho largest circulation of any dally paper published In Alaska. PI LONDON May 20. ? The j fall of Prsemysl is certain, | according to advices re- j ceived here this evening. LONDON, May 20.?Crushed by de-| feats, the Russians must abandon j Prezemysl which they spent six months In capturing, or they must risk j the danger of being surrounded and, ultimately seized. Only the arrival of heavy reinforce ments that are reported as hurrying! to the support of the attacked city j can savo the fortress. The reinforcements are being rush-] ed westward through .Lemberg. This was the brief summary of the situa tion received here today. Military critics are doubtful if the reinforce ment can reach the Gallclan fortress In time to save It from the terrific at tacks the Germans arc hurling against the Russian lines both north and south of Przem.yal. The feeling that the city was doom ed has existed here ever since the Rus sian admission yesterday evening that the Germans have forced a crossing of the San river In many places, and that the Russians are losing In many] places along their new position on the; San. The Germans now have a very ; large force on the east bank of the] San river. RUSSIANS HOLD OUT YET. The only reassuring news from Ga-. licia today was that from Petrograd j which said that the Russians still hold! both banks of the San river at Przc-' mysl and Jaroslav. EMPEROR WILLIAM HA8 VERY NARROW ESCAPE; GENEVA. May 20.?Emperor Will-' iam narrowly missed death on thej eastern front when iia automobile' was destroyed by. the explosion of a! Russian shell. The chauffeur was! wounded. THE PRUSSIAN LOSES ARE NOW 1,263,573 COPENHAGEN. May 20.?The total casualties among the Russian troops to date arc 1,263,572. Tho latest list; contains 37,665 names. These lists j do not include those losses of other; States of the German Empire. DR. L. 0. SLOANE WEDS AT BUTTE ?41? Dr. L. 0. Sloane, one of Juneau's leading and most popular physicians, was married this morning at Butte, Mont., to Miss Alcinda McMillan, sis ter of Mrs. John B. Stevens, wife of tho pastor of tho Juneau Presbyter-; ian church. The news of the wedding was received here today in telegrams to Rev. John 1$. Stevens. E. P. Pond and W. S. Baylcss. Tho telegrams said that Dr. Sloano and bride would leave immediately for Seattlo. thence go to Juneau. Miss McMillan, who became Mrs. Sloane this morning, is well known in Juneau. She was the guest of Mrs. Steveus, her sister, for most of the season last summer. She made many friends here at that time who will welcome her return as a permanent residout and as the wife of Dr. Sloane. i i NEW YORK STOCKS ALL CONTINUE TO ADVANCE NEW YORK. May 20.?The visit of the President to Now York, the sus pension of submarine activities, the entrance of Italy In the war and good crop reports aro all having a salutary influence on the stock market. There was continued recovery today. Jackllng Stocks. Alaska Gold closed today at 35; Utah Copper, C4%; Chino, 42%; Raj*,! 22%. _ ELECTION TO BE DT CITY HALL Judge Robert W. Jennings wired from Ketchikan today that the polling place for the local option election will be In the city hall, and that he will appoint judges when ho arrives here. Ketchikan Court Adjourns. A dispatch to The Empire from the Ketchikan Minor today says: "Court adjourned this afternoon, and will leavo for Juneau on tho Northwestern. Tho bawdy house cases wore dismiss ed, as there seemed no chance to se cure a verdict" CANNERY TENDERS IN PORT. The Philip F. Kelloy. of tho Geo. T. Myors cannery company of Sitka bay, reached port this morning for sup plies. Tho cannery tender Buster, of the Tblinket company at Funtor bay, is al so In the harbor. CONSERVATIVES IN BRITAIN'S NEW_CABINET ! LONDON, May 20.?The formation ot a non-partisan government became an accomplished fact today when. Ar thur J. Balfour and J. Au6tcn Cham berlain were added to the Cablnot. Balfour becomes First Lord of the Ad jmlralty and Chamberlain colonial sec retary. Winston Churchill was made j Secretary for India. Chancellor of the Exchequer David Lloyd-Goorgc and Earl Kitchener are Secretaries for War, with equal prec edence. Kitchener will have charge of the military functions of the office and Lloyd-George will havo charge of tho civil functions of the war depart ment. Lloyd-George still has charge of the treasury, though, It Is said, that someone else may secure the po sition. Sir Edward Groy will remain foreign minister. Asqulth will remain at tho head of tho government. CHURCHILL CRITICISED; CANNOT PROVIDE CONVOYS LONDON May 20?Winston Church hill's admission that the British gov ernment cannot furnish armed con voys to protect passenger ships has re-opened criticism against him. The suggestion If ::ow made to havo hy dro-aeroplanes patrol the waters through which llnors must pass, but It Is likely that this plan will be re jected because England's available sea planes are needed In tho North sea and Ir. the zones of hostilities. ENGLAND'S LOSSES AT SEA TO DATE ?-2-?? LONDON, May 20.?The cost of the war in British ships, not Including warships, thus far has been 201 ves sels. The loss of life has been 1,556. Dr. Thomas J. McNamara, Parliamentary Secretary of the Admiralty, gave the figures out in the House of Commons in response to a question from Lord Charles Beresford. The total of- ships, Or. McNamara said, included merchant vessels, all merchant vessels, yachts, trawlers, and drifters sunk since the opening of the war. GERMANY WON'T TRADE PRISONERS LONDON, May 20.?The publication of correspondence between tbo Brit ish minister at tho Vatican and the foroign ofllce discloses the fact that Germany has revoked the agreement made at the request of the Jopo for tho exchange of British and German civilians and incapacitated prisoners independently of the question of mil itary age. KITCHENER IS SAID TO HAVE SAVED CITY OF PARIS NEW YORK, May 20.?Tho Ameri can Oxonian declares that it was on ly' upon Lord Kitchenor's threat to withdraw British troops from the Con tinent it Paris surrendered that the French decided to hold that city last fall when the Germans were pressing forward. It was tho intention to abandon tho city at tho time the capi tal was moved to Bordeaux, and Kitchener insisted that a stand should be made at the Marne. COL. JACKLING TALKS OF JUNEAU MINE lp SALT LAKE CITY. May 20.?Col. D. C. Jackling before his departure for the Pacific coast said: "I Intend to visit the Alaska Gold Mines some time in June. We started operations some inonthB ago and have been producing I at the rato of 2,000 tons daily. Begin ning with Juno 1, we expect to in crease the production to 1,000 tons daily. We will increase from time to tlrao until the mammoth plant Is operating at capacity, which will be much sooner than we expected a few months ago." WOMEN ASK GERMANY TO STOP WAR IN EUROPE THE HAGUE, May 20.?Tho Worn ens' Pcaco Congress committee today interceded with Germany to end tho war in Europo. SlmilaY requests have been made of the British and the French governments. ? ? * GOING SOUTH AS DELEGATE. ?-1'? Mrs. Alice Laughlin, cashier at the Alaska Grill, is leaving on the Al-Kij for Taconia as a delegate to the Re-! boccah convention to be held there j tho first week in June. Miss Carrie Webster will accompany Mrs. Laugh lin. JACK JOHNSON TRYING TO AVOID WAR-ZONE j ROME, May 20.?Jack Johnson.' the colored pugilist, was umong those who applied to the American embassy for passports to leave Italy today. ' ITALIAN ARMY IS MOVING TO DEPEND BORDER Rome, May 20.?Gen. Cadorna, chlcf of-staff, arrived at Vlcenra early, and he has been personally directing the preparation for the army for the first blow. i All railway lines, tunnel3 and pass cs Into Austria and near the Austrian border are being closely guarded. Artillery has been placed In all strategic points, and only the official signal from Rome is awaited to put the Italian war machine into motion. AMSTERDAM GETS NEWS. Amsterdam, May 20. ? Advices re ceived here this afternoon are that Italy has declared war. FRENCH GET IT RIGHT. Paris, May 20.?The government an nounced at noon today that the Ital ian chamber of deputies had granted the Italian government authority to declare war on Austria. FRONTIER TOWNS IN MILITARY POSSESSION. HOME, May 20.?All the Italian frontier towns Including the towns of Udine, Belluno, Verona and Brescia, are all in the hands of the military authorities. The Italian army has been crowded toward the North, and tlio spirit is ex cellent. The army is awaiting with anxiety and impatience for the order I to move. Railroad Employees to be Pardoned. ROME, May 20.?It was announced today that the King will pardon all tho railway employees who are being pun ished for the part they took in the railroad strike of May. 1914. TURKS REPULSE ALLIES' FLEET! CONSTANTINOPLE. May 20.?Hid den batteries inside the Dardanelles bombarded the British battleships ef fectively Monday, and compelled them to withdraw from range. West Zone Weather Bad. LONDON, May 20. ? Bad weather conditions continue to Interrupt activ ities along the west front. FLOODS IN KANSAS AND OTHER STATES ? KANSAS CITY. Mo., May 20. ? Streams are reported as being very near the flood stage in Kansas, north ern Oklahoma, and western Missouri. Special precautions arc being taken to prevent a repetition of tho enorm ous destruction as the result of floods last year. GERMAN-AMERICAN, ON TRIAL, KILLS HIMSELF LONDON, May 20. ? Anton Kuep fcrle, a naturalized Amorlcan citizen of German birth, formerly of Brook lyn, N. Y? on trial here as a German j spy, killed himself this morning by hanging himself in a cell in Brixton | prison. SUPPORT OF PEOPLE GRATIFIES PRESIDENT WASHINGTON. May 20.?President Woodrow Wilson has personally road all telegrams pouring into the White House, and has been greatly gratified at the Bupport given him as well as by the conservatism of the people and the press. it r EARLY MORNING FIRE. The fire department was called to the Yukon rooming house at three o' clock this morning where the bedding in one of the rooms was found to be burning, caused by tho lighted stub of a cigarette. The flames wore ex tinguished with little damage to the premises. FORMER CHAMPION KILLED LONDON, May 20.?Anthony F. Wilding, of New Zealand, former lawn tonnis champion of Great Britain, and who, several times has boon a mom bor of the 'Australian team in the Da | vis cup matches, lias been killed in | the ffgfrtlng in the Dardanelles. Mr. i Wilding was a second lieutenant in the Royal Marines, An "ad" In The Empire reaches ev erybody, ITALY DECLARES FOR WAR AND ULTIMATUM IS SENT TO AUSTRIA ROME, May 20.?The bill authoriz ing th'c government to declare war against Austria and giving it plenary power to conduct warfare, manago the finances of tho country and to en force all laws, civil and military with out recurrence to Parliament, was passed this afternoon with unanimity. While the proceedings were solemn, dignified and lacking in anything of a spectacular nature, there was great suppressed excitement and enthus iasm. ULTIMATUM GOES TODAY. Premier Salandra and Foreign Min ister Sonnino immediately put the fin ishing touches to the ultimatum, and within four hours it will be served on Austria. The ultimatum demands the Imme diate surrender to Italy of large terri torial areas, including all of Tyrol, Trent, and, it is believed, Dalmatla. The demands Include the Adriatic ports of Trieste and Pola. CROWDS ENTHUSIASTIC. The Parliament building was sur rounded by cheering thousands of Ital ian citizens when Parliament early to day indicated by its first vote that the sentiment for war was practically unanimous. The "war session" convened sol emnly at the appointed time, and Pre mier Salandra immediately asked for authority to declare war, and that all governmental authority necessary to j conduct the war be placed in the ' hands of the government. The prime ! minister briefly sketched Italian his jtory, Including the war of independ , ence from Austria and the peace that : followed in which the country had , been compelled to leave a part of her i blood within the area of their tradl | tional enemies. SALANDHA tINUUHStU. Salandra was given to understand before he had completed his state ment by a unanimous vote that Par liament would pass the government measure, and the physical work of the preparation of the necessary stat utes was rushed from that time until the final act, which came hours be fore It was expected this morning It would be possible. The vote of the Chamber of Depu ties was overwhelmingly for war. This vote was accepted by many of the newspapers as a declaration of war, and it was so announced. Salanara, when he had completed his speech, came out and announced, fir3t to the newspaper men, and later to the assembled thousands that par liament would pass the war measures before midnight, and that It would then be only a matter of hours before the country would strike, and the war would be under way. The announcement sent the popu lace Into a frenzy of patriotic enthus iasm. MEMBERS PLEDGE THEM SELVES FOR WAR. Nearly 300 of the 508 members of the Chamber of Deputies immediate ly after the vote this morning which showed that war is Inevitable, pledged themselves for the war. ONLY ONE OTHER SPEECH. The only speech made after the out lining of the government's desires In the preimses was made by Signor Bar zilai, who plead for the liberation of the Austrian ruled Italian city of Trieste. MOBILIZATION ORDERS ISSUED. The orders for the mobilization of the Italian army had already been Is sued, as a poll of the members of Par llament left no doubt as to what the attitude would be. TROOPS MOVING. For the past 24 hours troop trains have been hurrying toward the Austri an frontier where they have been dis tributed among the forces on the ground. U. S. SUBMARINE TO HAVE EDISON INVENTION WASHINGTON, May 20.?Thomas E. Edison has accepted the proposal of tho government to place his new storage battery In tho BUbmarlno E-2. ENGLAND MAY ARM BIG PASSENGER SHIPS BOSTON, May 20.?A London spoc ial says that British merchantmen will bo armed as fast as big guns can be provided. Tho United States will probably be consulted about regula tions concerning armed vessels enter ing Amorican ports. POPE WARNS KAISER TO MODIFY METHODS LONDON, May 20.?Pope Benedict telegraphed to tho Kaiser last week deploring the inhuman methods adopt ed by Germany in the wnr as unjusti fied even by the necessities of war, and warning him to beware of God's vengeance,