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VOL. V., NO. 577. . JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, MAY 25, 1915. PRICE TEN CENTS.
WETS WIN OUT IN ELECTION WET 974 DRY 334 SWORN* IN 370 Total registered ? 1,939 Sworn in 370 Total rotes 2,309 Juneau went wet yesterday by ap proximately three to one. The wets cast 974 and the drys 334 votes from the regularly registered votes. There were 370 rotes sworn in, placed In en velopes. and turned over to Judge Robert W. Jennings to be counted by blm if that shall be found necessary These were votes presented by those who were not registered, but who swore that they were residents of Ju neau. It is estimated that not less than 300 of the 370 are wet. Of tho registered votes the wets had a clear majority of 9?that is they re ceived 974 votes against 965 voting dry and not voting at all. This, of course, is not taking into account those of the 19$. signing letters to the court giving their consent to the sale of liquor, who were registered. There were 631 registered votes that were not cast, but tho managers of the wet campaign have signed and witnessed letters from 19$ voters, who represented that they are citizens of the United States, over the age of 21 years, and residents of Juneau, who could not be at the polls on election day, but who give their consent to the licensing of saloons in Juneau. Most of these are believed to bo registered voters. " tSnt nroh.lblv ouite 11 19 aUUinvvu tuvtv r>. m % a cumber of dry voters, knowing that they were registered and therefore that they would count against the issu ance whether they voted or not. re frained from voting. If the estimate that 300 of the 370 votes that were sworn in were wet is correct this would give the wets a grand total of 1.473. and tho drys 404 votes. This would omit the uncast vote, though naturally it would, under the law, count dry. An Analysis. A citizen of Juneau who has given a great deal of attention to election sta tistics in Alaska, accepting the esti mate of 300 wet votes out of the 370 votes that were sworn in, and esti mating that 150 of tho 198 who signed lettors giving their consent to the is suance of licenses were registered and that 4S were not registered, has sub mitted the following analysis of tho (Continhed on page 5.) N. J. SVINDSETH IS BURIED TODAY WRANGELL, May 23.?Wrangell is in mourning today for her leading cit izen. The funeral of Representative X. J. Svindseth will occur at 4:30 o' cloth this afternoon. All business will be suspended from 3 o'clock until 5 o'clock, and tho whole city will at tend the funeral services, which will be under the auspices of the Arctic Brotherhood. Tho Past Arctic Chief of the Pet ersburg lodge is here, as is the Arc tic Brotherhood band of that place. STARS OF STAGE HONOR FROHMAN NEW YORK. May 25.?Funeral ser vices for Charles Frohman. playright and producer, who was a Lusitanla victim, were held today in New York. Simultaneously theatrical folk who have starred under Frohman's man agement, held services in four other cities. The services here began at the homo of Daniel Frohman and were followed by a public ceremonial in Temple Emmanuel, where Augustus Thomas, the playright. delivered a formal ad dress. Honorary pallbearers includ ed 26 actors and theatrical managers. The memorial services in Tacoma were arranged by Miss Blllio Burke. In Los Angeles by Miss Maude Adams, in San Francisco by John Drew and in Providence by Julia Sanderson. MARIPOSA ROBBED. SEATTLE. May 25.?Eighteen hun dred dollars was stolen from the reg istered mall sacks of the steamship Mariposa somewhere on her voyage down from Juneau, it was learned to day. The Mariposa arrived here Sat urday but the robbery was not made public until" today. There are no clues. Most of the money taken was cur rency In envolopos from coast towns The intent of the robbers Is believed to have been to secure bullion which was expected generaly in the mails. ADMIRAL EVANS TO SAIL. SEATTLE. May 25.? The Admiral Evans steams north this afternoon. R. C. Tenney, steward for the Alaska Gastlneau Mining company at Thane, will be among the passengers. * ? ? ? + + ? + ? + O 4 ^ 4> ^ * WEATHER TODAY ?> * Maximum?70. 4. * Minimum?<3. + * . CLEAR ! ! 4k ********* ****** BIDS FOR BIG AWT AREASKED The Mackeever interests of New York are prepared to spend thousands of dollars in opening up the Nelson Lott claims in Sheep Creek Basin, it was indicatod today when A, B. Dodd. managing director of the company, asked for bids for tho driving of 3,000 feet of tunnel. Tho adit is to tap the main ore body, and will 6ntor the claims on the "George E." lode. The bids are returnable tomorrow. Arthur Roandeau, J. M. Williams. G. W. Grennan and other minors are to compete for contracts and Director Dodd expects the work to commence early In June. The company is known as the Alas ka Gold Belt Mining company, and a largo mine is to be openod, according to the plans of the backers of the ven ture. The 1915 development program of the Alaska Gold Belt calls for the driv ing of the tunnel, which will pene trate the upper levels to locate the quartz, and is a preliminary step to the driving of a li-mile tunnel to tho beach, for connection with the mill sites Tho latter projoct will not bo necessary until the first tunnel is com pleted. "We have the tunnel started, our ; compressor is installed and everything is in readiness to go ahead," Mr. Dodd : said this morning. "Tho surface indi cations are very good, the early dovol- :l opment and exploration looks good J and we have every reason to think that wo have something worth while. :l Yesterday a suit was filed by Gun- I nison & Robertson, counsel for the fl company, to oust several persons who ] arc charged with having jumped the i company's millsltes under squatters' i rights. Judge Jennings set the date i for the hearing on the petition for a ? restraining order, for next Monday. ] No litigation to retard tho consumma- ( tion of tho company's plans, is. how- ( ever, expected, as the titles are said < to be secure in every intsance. ] i BECKER WEARING ELECTRIC CHAIR J ALBANY. N. Y., Fomer Lieut. Chas. Becker of the New York police depart- j ment, convicted and sentenced to . death for participating in the Rosen- \ thai murder, was brought a step near- ( er the electric chair today when the j New York court of appeals denied his petition for a new trial. ROCKEFELLER MAY FACE A JURY WASHINGTON. May 25.?It was re ported here today that an attempt will, be made to bring John D. Rockefeller.! Jr.. and three officials of the Colorado Fuel and Iron company to trial in Col orado on charges of being responsible for the Ludlow massacre during the recent coal strike. It Is reported that the officials who 1 may be charged with Rockefeller arc ' J. F. Welborn, L. M; Bowers and E. H. 1 Woltzol. Attornoys for the labor interests ' have followed all of the evidence that has been brought out by the indus trial commission hearings and. believe that they have sufficient evidence to warrant proceedings under the crim inal laws of Colorado. CANADIAN PREACHER ! IS AFTER REVENGE LONDON. May 25.?The Rev. J. A. Beatty, the chaplain of a Canadian regiment whose wife and son were lost on the I.usltanla, declared here that he would discard his ministerial cloth and so Into the trenches against the Germans. "I was a cowboy In Canada for 13 years," said the minis ter, "and can shoot the buttons off a coat at 100 yards. I now consider it my duty to kill as many German soldiers as there were women and j children murdered when the Lusitan ia was torpedoed. MANY FOREIGN SHIPS TAKE AMERICAN REGISTRY WASHINGTON, May 25.?The to atl foreign-built vessels admitted to American registry under the act of Aupust IS, 1914. to May 8. 1915, 146 vessels, with a total of 517,727 gross tons. FRENCH TRADE FALLS OFF $327,200,000 A PARIS, May 25.?The imports of France for the first quarter of 1915 ?were less by $16S,400,000 than in 1914. The exports diminished $258,200,000. Virtually the whole reduction was in raw materials, imports of manufac tured articles increased $27,SOO.OOO. HUMBOLDT SAILS TONIGHT. SEATTLE. May 25.?The Humboldt will sail for Alaska tonight with the following for Juneau: Elsie Fleehart, Florence St. Clair. Vera Mullen. Mrs. C. G. Gibson. Alice Letterer, Mrs. P. Shrokhleburg. THE STOCKS. NEW YORK, May 25.?Alaska. Gold 134%, Utah Copper, 65. Hi iJJSON MAKES ANNUAL SCHOOLREPORT The report of Superintendent lis ter D. Henderson to tho Juneau Board of Education upon the work of last year, lila recommendations to that board in connection with tho < schools, and outline of his plans for J tho future, completed yesterday, and ? submitted' to the board today, Is as ? follows: Juneau, Alaska, May 24, 1915. To the Gentlemen of the Board of < Education, ; Juneau, Alaska, Sirs: I beg to submit, herewith, my first ? annual report of tho Juneau Public schools. When 1 assumed control of tho ? schools on Sept. 7, 1914, I found a ? task of vast proportions confronting < me. I do not speak too strongly, gen- ? tlemen, when I say that the schools were in dcplorablo condition?espec ially so when tho size of the town, > its resources, the character of its i people and other extraneous condi- t tions are considered. t I found a school system which was t unique in that it was characterized j by entire lack of systomatization. There were, in most cases, no rec- r ords of any kind. Tho records that t did exist were in a scarcely usable t form. It was* Imposslblo to determine t what the policy of administration c heretofore had been. I found no e course of study in either the high school or tho elementary school. I found the high school and tho clo- J mentary grades distributed at ran dom over two separate buildings. I found school buildings which wcro Inadequate to meet tho needs of mod- i ern education. I found inefficient II- t brnry and laboratory facilities. I t found above all things that lack of t 3chool atmosphere which must be in- r stilled Into the llfo of every pupil? t that spirit of obedience , discipline, studlousness, application, enorgy and c perseverance In school tasks, with- F put which the true end of education a cannot be attained. 1 found in gen- c cral a lack of all thoso basic princl- 1< pies upon which a solid educational c foundation must bo built. This is, n brief, gentlemen, the condition a hat confronted me and was tho bas- u s upon which I was expected to fnl- * till your desires and anticipations. t I accepted these conditions as a n part of my legal relationship and set c ibout adjusting matters, to the best * cf my ability, as fast as existing con iitions would permit. 1 give, in brief y the record of my administration to (Continued on page 5.) ^ TRADE BALANCE 1 CONTINUES LARGE WASHINGTON, May 25. ?Secreta ry of Commerce William C. Redfield today reported that the trade balance; In favor of the United States for the week ending May 22 was approximate ly 519,000.000. He places the trade balance in favor of the United States since the first of last July at $900,000, 900, and predicts that the balance for ^ the fiscal year will amount to $1,- t 900,000,000. c MORE MILLIONS COM ING FROM EUROPE -I* NEW YORK. May 25.?It is offic ially announced that the Allies have signed an additional contract for $65, 000,000 shrapnel with American man ufacturers. The order is for 5,000.000 shells, which average $12 each. The American Locomotive Company has been awarded one half of the con tract. the Now York Aire Brake one quarter of the contract and the West inghousc Air Brake the remainder. Russia has additional amounts of , shrapnel orders to be awarded, and it is estimated that negotiations with American manufacturers are under way or arc practically closed for be- ' tween 10,000,000 and 15,000,000 shells. This is in addition to the business al ready closed. i Chicago Sells Beef CHICAGO, May 25.? Tho British ] government has placed orders with , Chicago packers for 10,000,000 pounds i of beef. AMERICAN LINE WANTS FOUR GREAT STEAMSHIPS NEW YORK, May 24.?The Ameri can line will ask the United States ; government to assist it in the con struction of four fine now ships of the Lusitania type, capable of making 25 knbts an hour or more. STARVATION AND DISEASE FACE .MEXICO NEW YORK, May 25:?Vera Cruz dispatches state that actual starva tion is threatening Mexico City with in two weeks time. There is much disease, including smallpox and ty phoid fever. ?> ?> 4- ? -> <1* ?> ?*' + -I ?> * *? CORW1N AT NOME. * 4? Nome, May 25. ? The steam * 4> ship Corwin reached Nome yes- ? * terday afternoon, after a hard ? > ? -> ?> ? -> ? * ? ? ? *'+ 9* ? i? GERMANY ON * i. OFFENSIVE AGAIN * :? Berlin, May 25.?The German > army resumed the offensive at ?> J? Przomsyl this afternoon, and ?> J? captured 21.000 Russian troops * t- north of the fortress. The Rus- * F slans had been pressing: for- ?> ward in a counter attack against ? :? the Germans, and was cut off ?> l> from the main army and com- *?? :? pellcd to surrender. > * A A A A A ?fi? ?/ A A 4 A A A LONDON, May 25. ? Advices from /arious sources show that the Gen tian and Austrian offensive move ricnt in Gallcla has cpent itself, and ;he Teutons arc everywhere on the iefensive again, with the Russians iresslng the fighting. The Germans are crowding' great lumbers of reinforcements in Galicia, iut It is not believed that they will be lufficlent to permit them to hold all he ground that they gained during the irive from the Donjec to the San riv ir. PIERCE FIGHTING NEAR YPRES LONDON, May 25.?Florge fighting s in progress east of Ypres. The Ger nans with gas bombs have penetrated ho English lines in several places, and hus compelled the abandonment of ?any trenches, though the general ro Irement has not been great. In the casualty lists that are now orning from the front the term "gas lolsoned" is being used more than ny other cause for death. Hundreds if ofilccrs and men who have been filled at the front have the now cauno if death entered opposite their names. The war office is now giving more ttention to this phase of the war sit lation than to any other feature of the Mir in the west. . Officers and men In he trenches are being fitted with [tasks and chemicals to kill the effoct if the gas as fast as they can be pro dded. The Allies arc also using gas bombs irtidn they can securo them. STORES MAY CLOSE FOR BASE BALL With the kind permission of the man vho deals Ga3tincau channel Its wea ker, the Junoau and Treadwell ball dubs will play here tomorrow after loon at 3 o'clock and the management >f the local club has asked that all >usincs3 houses close, In honor of the >pencr. Sunday Juneau will play at Treadwell, for the second game of the torles. and on .Monday, which is Dec iration -Day, and a legal holiday, the hird game will be played here. It is certain that half of the down own stores at least will be "dark" luring tho hours' of the game tomor row, and a canvass is being made to lay to assure a good attendance. The mnd will likely be out to give the proceedings the right tone. Ford, for Juneau, and Killen. for rrcadwcll, will likely be selected for :he hurling. CHINA AND JAPAN EXCHANG-EJTREATIES TOKYO, May 25.?The new Japan sse and Chinese treaty was sighed Mid exchanged today. The treaty set tles ail the probloms that came near musing war between the two coun tries. GERMAN CONSUL AT SEATTLE REMOVED ? SEATTLE, May 25.?German Consul William Mueller has been transferred from Seattle to the Atlantic coast by the Gorman government. Dr. Zopfell German consul at Atlanta, lian sue cceded him. The removal was at the suggestion of Secretary of State Will iam J. Bryan. french gltfe wives of soldiers work PAJIIS, May 24.?There arc more than 600 workrooms In Paris runnlnj In order to enable the wives of sol dlors to earn a living, many operating under private auspices. The pay at present only amounts to ?>G cents pei day. boston to improve its city'streetj BOSTON, May 24.?The cqmmlttei of finance of Boston city council hai passage of an order providing for i ALLIES PRESS TURK ARMY AT DARDANELLES ATHENS, May 25.?The AllieB have the Turks on the defensive at all points along the Dardanelles. They are capturing many positions, and gaining footholds on the straits. Thousands of Turks Wounded. The Turkish army on Gallipoli pen insula and along tho fortified posi tions of tho Dardanelles has been se verely punished. Reports from Con stantinople tell of tho arrival there of thbusands of wounded from the First Turkish Army corps, the flower of the Sultan's fighting army. Reports from Constantinople also say that there is a shortago of pctro loum, wool and coal. Bread and other foodstuffs is also failing. With Rus sians guarding tho Bosporus and the Allies the Dardanelles tho city is prac ticnly in a stato of seige. GERMAN REPLY NEXT WEEK BERLIN, May 25.?The Gorman gov ernment's reply to tlic note of Presi dent Woodrow Wilson will not be ready for a week owing to the en trance of Italy in the war. , The entrance of Italy in the war may change the German war plans. The general staff is considering whether or not to placo all of their armies on the defensive in both the cast and west while they send an of fensive army to join the Austrians in dofcatlng and punishing Italy. Holland Adds Protest. THE HAGUE, May 25,?The Nether lands government today sent a pro test to Berlin against the "Inhuman" and "unlawful" act in sinking the pas senger steamship Lusitania, causing the wholesale death of women, chil dren and non-combatants. ? ? ? BRITISH COLUMBIA INTERNS ENEMIES VANCOUVER, B. C., May ?5.?In ternment of alien cnomlos on a whole sale scale was commenced today in the Vancouver Island mining district. Scores were jailed at Nanaimo and Ladysraitli. MAY CHANGE WHOLE CABINET MANCHESTER. England, May 25.? Newspapers here predict that there will be a clean sweep of the BMtlsh Cabinet. It Is claimed that the oppo sition If duo rather to domestic causes than to discontent with the management of the war. Manchester is a center of opposition to the government. VANCOUVERITES ARE FOR PROHIBITION ?*? VANCOUVER. B. C., May 25.? Six hundred business men at a huge pro hibition banquet in the Dominion hall unanimously adopted resolutions fa voring prohibition. They wore ad dressed by H. H. Stevens, M. P., and Rev. Dr. Mackay. Tho jury that found Jogct Singh guilty of murder for killing Rottan Singh recommended the prohibition of liquor to Hindoos KING OF GREECE IS NOW OUT OF DANGER ATHENS. May 25. ? King Constan tine is greatly Improved today, and it is believed that he is now out of dang er. AMERICANS CAN GET PAY FOR THEIR LOSSES WASHINGTON. May 25?The Unit ed States government has given no tice to Amorican shippers who sont goods abroad prior to the outbreak of the war and who suffered a loss as a result of capture by British ships that they are entitled to reparation and should make, claim for reimburse ment. U. S. COULD MAKE 50 SUBMARINES QUICKLY WASHINGTON, May 25.?The Na ff vy Department expert estimates that the United States In case of war ' could make fifty submarines in eight i months. The Edison Storage battery works ? are busy making an lmprovod typo ? of storage battery for two American ! submarines. SALEM FIRE "COM MISSION COMPLETES LONG WORK ? SALEM. Mass., May 25.?The com mission on Salem Fire relief disband ' cd Wednesday after disbursing more ' than $500,000 in ten months. > LOST RELATIVES WHEN LUSITANIA SANK At least one Juneau home received sad news as a result of the sinking of the Lusitania. Mrs. Ralph E. Robert cousin's four children were drowned. > She was going with her husband, an ' American surgeon, to the front, to ITALIANS INVADING AUSTRIA LONDON, May 25. ? The Italian army has invaded Austria along a line extend ing 40 miles north from the Gulf of Trieste. The army, already has captured- the four Austrian towns of Ca poretto, Comions, Terzo, and Vervigano in the province of Goritz. There has been no serious attempt to check the advance of the Italian amy, though the skirmish ers, including cavalry and, mounted infantry, are con stantly engaged. The cap tured towns fell without of fering great resistance. GERMANY MAY STRIKE AT VERONA. London, May 25.?Advices received at the British war office lead to the belief that Germany and Austria will strike through the center of Italy's northern boundary toward Verona in stead of down the coast toward Venice as was announced at Berlin several days ago. It is believed that the troops will be moved down the Adige river and over Lake Garda from the Province of Tyrol. Germany's plan, announced Saturday, was to send 500,000 men to aid the Austrians in the war against Italy. It is believed here that she will send more if it is possible to spare the men, though the fact that she Is now hav ing to reinforce the army in Gallcia and Soutlr Poland at the time the army to fight Italy is being organized is presenting a difficult problem to the government. FIGHTING REPORTED ON ADIGE. Rome, May 25. ? Unconfirmed ru mors here of heavy engagements along the Adige river near Rivola, Italy. The rumors declare that the Aus trians began the engagements by shelling the Italian outposts. The .rumors,:,do not contain any in formation as to results. Correspondents Not Allowed. TURIN, May 24.?Gen. Cndorna has Issued orders refusing to permit news paper writers to accompany the Ital ian army In the war with Austria. KING OFF FOR FRONT. ROME. May 25.?King Victor Eman uel left today for the front. He will go directly to the headquarters of Gen. Cadorna. ? ? ? SOUTH AMERICA WITH WILSON CHICAGO. May 25.?President Bns sano of the Associated Commerce ClubB of Argentina, In an Interview here declared that all South Ameri can countries will strongly support President Wilson's attitude. Ho said: "Germany's habit of thought Is like that of a New York gunman's. The German mind has never grasped the real geographical or political meaning of America, de spite its thoroughness in most mat ters. "It has never realized that coun tries of South America in a crisis will | stand absolutely behind the United States in all that is for the interost and permilncncy of American institu tions and theories of government, ir respective of any minor disagreement in times of peace." NEW POWDER MILL WILL BE NEAR NEW YORK NEW YORK. May 25.?T. A. Gilles pie Company, of New York, will erect a large powder mill near Mctuchen, N. J. The company has contracts to supply the Allies with war materials. AMERICAN LINE TO SELL FIRST-CLASS TICKET ?5? NEW YORK. May 25.?Frist class passage will be resumed on trans atlantic steamers of tho American line. For the past two years Ameri can line steamers have had accom modations for only second and third class passengers. VANDERBILT WOULD "SAVE THE KIDDIES" LONDON, May 25.?The Bishop Of London, addressing the meeting of Walfa and Stays Society said that the last words of Alfred G. Vander bllt before the Lusitania went down were: "Cet ua save the kiddles." UNIVERSITY IS TO IMPROVE BUILDING NEW YORK, May 25.?Columbia University is contemplating the erec tion of additional buildings and archi tectural improvements which are es timated to cost ?3,5CO,OOO.i AUSTRIA LOSES SEA BATTLE PARIS, May 25. ? The Italian fleet under the com mand of the Duke of Abruz zi encountered, engaged and .defeated the Austrian fleet last night in the Adriatic. The Italians sunk three of the smaller of the Austrian warships. Two struck their colors and were captured. The remainder of the Austri an fleet succeeded in escap ing, though the Italian fleet chased them to the entrance of the harbor at Pola, the Austrian naval station. The Italian fleet was or dered* to seek the Austrian ships in the Adriatic and en gage them at the first oppor tunity early yesterday morn ing, and immediately the search began. Aviators aid ed the Italian fleet to locate the enemy. The Austrian fleet took to its heels as soon as the Ital ian fleet was observed, and a long chase began] the Ital ians destroying or capturing the ships of the enemy as fast as they were overhauled in the race for Pola. It is believed that the Italians damage other ships of the Austrian fleet. RAID AUSTRIAN TOWN. London, May 25.?An Italian torpe do boat destroyer raided the Austrian port of Buso this morning. Two Auc trians were killed. AUSTRIAN IN DISTRESS. Barletta, Italy, May 25.?Steamers arriving here report seeing an Austri an warship near Gargano with a heavy list. She evidently had been punctur ed, and was taking on water. SPAIN REPRESENTS GERMAN ALLIES LONDON, May 25.?Germany and Austria have confided their Interests at the Vatican to Spain. The repre sentatives of the Central Empires were withdrawn from the Vatican yes terday. Before they left they called on the Pontiff and informed him that the Spanish ambassador would care for the interest of their country. ITALY WILL STAY TILL THE END ROME, May 25.?The Italian govern ment today gavo the British, French and Russian governments assurances that Italy will not conclude separate peace with Germany and Austrir, but that she will remain in the contest un til the end of the war. Tho assur ance provides specifically that Italy will not enter into peace negotiations without tho consent of Great Britain, France and Russia. KING GEORGE TAKES HONORS FROM GERMANS LONDON, May 21.?King George, of England has ordered that all Ger mans and Austrians bo stricken from the Order of the Garter, instituted by King Edward III in 1348. ITALY WILL MOVE CAPITAL TO FLORENCE ROME, May 25.?Tho Italian court will ho removed from Romo to Flor ence, according to an announcement made today. The purpose is to got closer to the scene of the war and in to a higher altitude for tho summer months. ITALIAN CONSUL IS REPORTED KILLED ?+? WASHINGTON', May 25?It is re ported hero today that the Italian con sul at Constantinople has been killed. Confirmation of the report cannot be secured. Seccrtary of State William J. Bryan today cabled to Ambassador Henry Morganthau for a report on tho rumors. AMERICANS LEND MONEY TO BOLIVIA NE'7 YORK, May .25.?The Nation al Oil Bank has negotiated a loan to the 11Sllvlan government for $1,000, 000, one-half of which.. matures In one year and the balance in two years. BULGARIA CALLS ITS ARMY TO COLORS LOj ."DON, May 25.?Reserves and officers of the Bulgarian army arc today called to the colors.