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VOL. V., NO. 580. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, MAY 28^1915. ^ ' PRICE TEN CENTS.
RUSSIA TURNS TABLES ON GERMANY 0N SAN RIVER ITALIANS OCCUPYING TERRITORY! ROME, May 28. ? The; Italian army is continuing to extend the occupied area; across the Austrian border. ,! Today the city of Grado, across'the Gulf of Trieste from Trieste was captured. The garrison surrendered, and a considerable quantity of ammunition and other supplies fell into the hands of the Italians. The occupation of terri tory in the Austrian pro vince of Tyrol is continuing with great rapidity. The Austrians offer little resis tance, and continue the re treat from the Italian bor der. ENGAGEMENT AT TRIENT. An artillery battle is rag- 1 ing along the Trentino front. .The Italians expect to occupy the city of Trient tomorrow. m-or\r*-DC? xttat? JLXVV/UJL KJ 11JUA*k TRIESTE. The Austrian troops are being pressed nearer Trieste ? all the time. Today Italian aeroplanes raided Trieste Nabresnia railroad between i Monfalcone and Trieste, and stopped its operation. DARKNESS ON THE ADRIATIC Total darkness is the rule ' in all the Adriatic coast < towns of Italy. The in- : structions have been not to ? permit a light to be turned j on at night, and aeroplanes j could fly from one end of Italy to another without dis- i i covering a single city. Total darkness has been ordered also for the purpose j: of safety against Austrian |] warships. ITALY TAKES ISLAND OF j, RHODES. |] Rome, May 28. ? Italian troops in ; i considerable force have occupied the j Turkish island o' Rhodes in the Ae gean sea. I SPAIN OFFERS HOME TO POPE BENEDICT MADRID, May 2S.?King Alfonso , has offered Pope Benedict the use of , Kscorial Palace as a residence in . case he should decide to leave Rome , until atfer the end of the war. I Pope Has Not Indicated Intenion. ? ROME, May 2S. ? Pope Benedict ? has not decided to leave Italy up to , the present time, said an official of j the Vatican in commenting upon tho . offer of the King of Spain to give < I him the use of a palace in which to llva I SEATTLE DEVELOPS CELEBRATION PLAN SEATTLE. May 28. ? The Alaska Bureau of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce Is planning a big celebra tion of the semi-centennial anniver sary of the acqulsioD of Alaska by the United States to take place In 1917. The details of the celebration have been placed in the hands of Cecretary J. L. McPherson. of the Alaska Bureau, and already a great deal of publicity is being secured in the East for the afTair. The plan of the Alaska Bureau is to i bring people from the East, treat tliem well in Seattle and induce them to visit Alaska, where other towns may have celebration of like charac ter. It Is proposed to have a tour of Alaska similar to the great tour that was made under the auspices of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce in 1913. Secretary McPherson says that he believes that thousands of people can be induced to go to Alaska that year in celebration of the half-century birthday of America's northern ter ritory. He says Seattle's part In the work will be to induce people to come West and make the trip to Alaska. Railroad and steamship companies' have agreed to make special rates. J ?' * * : i ?!? -t> ?> + + + + <??>+ + + + * WEATHER TODAY ?! Maximum?55. * + Minimum?45. ? Rainfall?.08 in. ?> <? Cloudy. ALL GRADE WORK THIS YCAItCADES >Y. C. Edes of San Rafael, Calif., president of the Alaska railroad en gineering commission, who is expect ed to prove the Goetbals of the North, went through Juneau last night on tho steamship Mariposa, to take active charge of the building of the railroad. He was accompanies by A. G. Estes, an assistant engineer, and by Mrs. Edes and Miss H. Burnham. Seven other locating engineers, headed by Charles T. Broughton also were pas sengers. "It will be all grade work this sum mer, and when snow flies we will commence tho rock work, keeping on full chews where possible," Chairman Edes told The Empire last night. Sorry at Great Rush. Chairman Edes expressed keen re gret that hundreds of men have been unable to secure work on tho govern ment project. "I am sorry they did not heed the warnings, which were published in Alaska. I have been told) and in all the,big papers in the States. Our initial plans called for only about 500 men, 400 of whom would be used In the grading, and the balance as clerks and engineers. I am told that three times this number went to Ship creek and Seward. "The railroad," said Mr. Edes. "will ran from Ship Creek, the connecting link with the Alaska-Northern being made at a point about four miles from Ship Creek, really giving the road two terminals. There Is an ap propriation of $2.500,000'which we will have to work on until July. 1916." The work of grading will be prose cuted from both ends of the survey, with the Thomas Riggs party coining toward the coast from Fairbanks, by way of Gold Creek. Broad Pass and the Susitna river. The route from the interior evidently has been definitely agreed upon. May Buy More Horses. In addition to having purchased thousands of dollars worth of equip ment. supplies and stores in Seattle ind San Francisco, Chairman Kdes de dares many more horses will be need id, and some of them will be bought, n the North; When Lieut. Frederick dears, of the commlrsion. passed hrough Juneau some time ago, he' >ought a number, of horses here, and ipon Mr. Edes' arrival in Juneau last light he was handed a telegram from lis assistant, asking that harness be lought in Juneau and forwarded on he first boat. "We are following the government's policy of advertising for bids on the Pig contracts." Chairman Edes said, n regard to purchasing materials. "In Alaska. where conditions aro some ivbat different, the business houses ivho sell us goods must give us their owest figure, for we have been in itructcd to buy nothing without ask ng for tenders from all interested par ies." RUSSIA CALLS IT THE RESULT OF MANEOUVERING PETROGRAD. May 21.?The war iffice says in a review or recent op erations: "From the middle of April lews reached us of the transport of a treat number of Germans from the western front and their concentration n western Galicla. This forces us to stop developments of our advance in :hc direction of Mezo Laborcz and Us ioK. in order not to extend our move ments not too far and to insure our selves the facilities for sending avail able reserves to the threatened sec tion. "The enemies' uction was reduced to frontal attacks one position of their army which he occupied in succes a'rtn Thn trronf onthnafmsm of our troops enabled them to "maintain per fect order and cope with the difficult problems forced upon them by the bat tic and to Inflict enormous losses on the enemy. "The whole third army deployed on the San. In conformity with this fact, we were obliged to proceed to a re-arrangement which already Is Hear ing completion to enable the adjacent armies to unite their front. NEW JERSEY EXECUTIVE AT SEATTLE MONDAY SEATTLE. May 28.?Gov. James P. Fielder, of Xew Jersey, will be in Se attle Monday, on his way back from the California fairs. The King County Democratic Club will endeavor to get him to make a public address whilo in the city. Gov. Philip Lee Goldsborough. of Maryland, left here the eariv part of the present week over the Canadian Pacific for the Ea6t. and Gov. Chas, S. Whitman, of New York, is expect ed to arrive week after next. SOUTHERN PACIFIC MUST SELL STEAMERS WASHINGTON. May 28.?The ap plication of the Southern Pacific rail road and allied oil ocmpanies to con tinue the ownership of steamships operating from California to Wash Ington ports. Alaska and Hawaii hps been denied by the interestate com merce commission, and the railroad company has been given until Julj 15th In which to dispose of its inter ests iu the steamships. BUSCHMANN'S DEATH KEENLY SHOCKSERIENDS The suicide yesterday in Seattle of C. H. Buschman, goneral manager of the Northwestern Fisheries com pany's 12 or 15 salmon canneries in Alaska, caused a deep shock to the scores of frionds of the dead man re siding here, and the generally accept ed cause for his act is ill-health from which he was known to havo been suffering. The funeral will bo hold in Seattle, it .was learned today. Buschmann was 26 years of age and high strung fellow, who had too much responsibility on his slender shoulders, according to Judgo John R. Winn, his lawyer and closest friend hero. "I am of the opinion that overwork caused his break down," Judge Winn said this morn ing. The latter had just received a letter from Mr. Buschmann, however, in which there was nothing that might bo taken to indicate the writ er's spirit was anything bht good. Among other duties, Mr. Busch man every year directed tho outfit ting of his company's canneries in Al aska, saw to the production of the packs, and looked after the financial details. He had offices in Seattle, and employed a half dozen clerks. Since the death of his father several years ago Mr. Buschman has taken care of his mother, has educated nnd cared for one sister, put one of his brothers through one of the best med ical schools in Philadelphia, and start ed his brother August Buhsmann lu the cannery business at Cape Ed ward. near Sitka. Mr. Buschmnnn's salary as manager of the Northwest ern Fisheries was $12,000 a year. He was a clerk in the office of Capt. D. H. Jarvis. former suporintent. when Capt Jurvis ended his life In tho Arc tic Club four y^ars ago. nnd was pro moled to his position at that time. Mr. Buschman was unmarried. Ho belonged to several fraternal orders, and was a member of the Arctic Club, Seattle. ROOSEVELTS RIB BROKEN BY FALLING HORSE NEW YORK. May 28. ? Former President Theodore Roosovolt was the Ytctim of an accident yesterday in which he sustained a broken rib. He was riding horseback at Oyster Bay, when his mount stumbled and fell impaling its rider. The former President was bruised considerably, though the only serious wound was the broken rib. His phy sician says that he will be confined to his bed for some time, but no other serious results are expected. AMERICAN CRUISER . ASHORE IN EGYPT WASHINGTON. May 2S. ? The United Stat s armored cruiser North Carolina is aground within the outer harbor of Alexandria. Egypt. She is undamaged, and will be floated by dredging a channel to her. The bot tom Is soft, and no fears aro felt for the safety of the vessel. BIG STEEL ORDERS ARE BEING PLACED NEW YORK. May 28.?A Pittsburgh special to the New York Times says that railroads have entered the mar ket Inquiring for rolling stock, and or ders aro pending for 30,000 tons of steel. As a result the steel market Is buoyant, and prices have stiffened on plates. Structural Inquiries aro also more numerous, while sales of pig iron have caused prices to rise, and the outlook Is much brighter. ENGLAND NOT TO HAVE ELECTION SOON LONDON, May 2S. ? News of the World, London, announces that an agreement has been reached between British government and the opposition to the effect that the general election, to have been held at the end of the year, will be postponed six months, or ointil the end of the war. ENGLAND MAY ASK FOR ANOTHER $1,500,000 BORROW NEK YORK, May 28?London cor respondence says another war loan of $1,500,000,000 Is being discussed. Re ports are current that some of the banks and large Insurance houses have been asked to keep their funds In as liquid a state .as possible In prepara tion for an early issue. DUTCH TAKE OVER GER MAN STEAMSHIP STOCKS AMSTERDAM, May 2S.?Shares of Holland-American Steamship Line, representing about ono-quartcr of the entire capital, which heretofore were in hands of German steamship com panies, have been transferred to Dutch > subjects, according to a Router dis patch from The Hague. POPE HEAD NATIONAL MANUFACTURERS' ASS'N NEW YORK. May 28. ? George | i Pope of the Pope Manufacturing com ? pany. makers of .automobiles and bl l cycles was elected president of the ? National Manufacturers' Asosciatlon. Raymond's stores closed Monday. TUf THRf HPS LONDON, May 28. -Re ports this evening say that three more Turkish war ships have been sunk near Constantinople by a British submarine. It is believed that subma rine E-ll, which sunk the gunboat yesterday is the one that wrought further de struction today. SUBMARINE DAMAGED. London, May 28.?The Brltloh sub marine E-11 was considerably damag ed yesterday off Constantinople, 200 miles from the British base of sup piles. She had sunk a Turkish gun boat, making the third that the Brit ish had destroyed with submarines In the Sea of Marmora. MAJESTIC CREW SAVED. London, May 28. ? Practically all the officers and chew of the old bat tleship Majestic which was sunk by a Turkish submarine at the Dardan elles yesterday were saved. The loss of three British battle ships within the present month at the Dardanecles has caused a good deal of worry on the part of the admiralty. An Investment .of the forts along the whole course of the Dardanelles is being planned. TURK COMMANDER WOUNDED. Salonika, May 28.?Gen. Von Sand era, the German commander of the Turkish troops who are defending the Dardanelles, has been seriou&iy wounded and removed to a hospital at Constantinople. Admiral Usedom, of the German army, has been aslsgned the general command of the Turkish defenders. 400 DIE OK" THE PRINCESS IRENE LONDON, May 28.- The death list resulting from the -??xplosion that caus ed the loss of the Princess Irene In Sheerness Harbor on the Thames Is between 300 and -100, and it is feared that Is will reach the last named fig ure. The Princess Irene was lying be side a mine laying boat in the har bor at the time the explosion took place. The explosion was terrific. The whole town of Sheerness was shaken. It was followed by a burst of llames, and a column of dense smoke. There is nothing left of the vessel, or of the vessels that were lying near. Fragments of the Princess Irene have boon picked up 15 miles away. The explosion has not bocn explain ed thus far. though the government suspects that it was due to the work of German spies. The Princess Irene was built on the Clyde. Scotland, for the Canadian Pa cific railroad, and was completed shortly after the war began, and commundered by the government. Irene for Triangular Run CVATTJ.I? Mnv !>s?Tlio Prlm i.qK I Irene, destroyed yesterday on the Thames was built for the Canadian Pa clflc railroad for the triangular run be tween Seattle nnd Vancouver, calling at Victoria, and with a sistor ship, was to replace the Princpss Charlotte and Princess Victoria. FLOODS SWEEPING ARKANSAS VALLEY LITTLE ROCK Ark., May 28.?The worst floods in many years arc sweeping the valleys of the lower Ar kansas river. The damage to prop erty has boe'rf great, and more than a score of lives havo been lost. BRAZIL WANTS TO BORROW MONEY NEW YORK. May 2S.?Representa tives of the Brazilian government have been sounding New York bankers to ascertain reception which proposals for a new loan would receive. It is suggested that $15,000,000 would meet present needs, although a larger loan is desired. , PORTUGAL'S PRESIDENT TENDERS RESIGNATION LISBON; May 2S.?President Arri aga, or Portugal, has tendered his resignation, effective immediately. President of the Cabinet Joao Cha* gas has announced that an election will be arranged within a short time. CLOSING NOTICE. As Monday is a legal holiday our store will be closod all day. It. C. W. YO.UNG CO. STOCK QUOTATIONS. NEW YORK, May 28?Alaska Gold closed today at 35*4: Utah Copper, VANOPHEN IS UNWILLING TO URGE PASSPORT Joan Vanophem, wealthy Brussels banker and mining man, whose Inter est In the Hoggatt mine at Jualln was Instrumental In the development of the mine, on a large scale, until the war broke out, will not be able to get to America, jowing to his reluctance to submit t(i condition governing a German passport from Belgium. In a telegram to Gov. J. P. A. Strong, Secretary Bryan, of the State Depart ment, said: "Referring to your telegrams of May 14th, the American minister at Brus sels telegraphs that it is impossible to secure a passport for Jean Vanophem as he will not conform to reasonable conditions indicated by the German authorities." Mrs. A. N. Xadeau, whose late' hus band was interested in the Jualln mine, and who went to Europe to bring cash to continue developmunt of the property, asked the Governor .to exert his Influence in securing a passport for Mr. Vanophem, In order that ho might accompany the body of Mr Nadoau to America. Tbo "reasonable conditions," which the German staff at Brussels lmvo im posed on Belgians seeking leave, arc not known. AUSTRIA CONFISCATES ROTHSCHILD PROPERTY 'fr ? COPENHAGEN. May 28.-r-Thc Aus trian government has confiscated prop erty of the Rothschilds, as well as that of various English, French and Rus sian families. WASHINGTON EXPERTS LOOK FOR LONG WAR WASHINGTON. May 28.?Washing ton experts say that Germany will not be crushed until Berlin is taken, and that do do this will require Ave years and 30,000,000 lives, of which only 10. j 000,000 will be German. ALIENS TURNED BACK AT BOUNDARY LINE OF CANADA SEATTLE, May 28.?Between 200 and 300 aliens seeking admission in to the United States, British Colum bia, by American Immigration authori ties at those places and Blaine and Sumas. The efforts of luboring men to get from Canada to the United States have been terrific, but the Amorican authorities are enforcing the immi gration laws rigidly. MAKING MANY SHELLS. NEW YORK, May 28.?Employees of National Conduit & Cable Co. say the company is turning out 500,000 empty cartridge shells dally for the allies.' Americans Buy Shells, Too. PITTSBURGH, May 28.?The -Mid vale Steel Co. of Pennsylvania has re ceived an order from the United States government for 18,000 14-lnch shells, one of the largest government orders awarded since the Spanish war. BERLIN RECOGNIZES NEW YORK'S PROMINENCE ?i!? NEW YORK, May 2S.?A Berlin spe cial says whatever may be said. In a general way, of the passing phases In the relations between Germany and the United States, as affected by the war, one fact is recognized by the fi nancial community at Berlin. This is the rapidly rising importance of New York as a flnnncial center and a finan cial power in the world. WEST VIRGINIA AFTER MORE LABORING MEN PITTSBURGH, May 28.?The gov ernment employment bureau at Pitts burgh bus been asked to furnish 2500 men to work In West Virginia coal mines, but so far has been able to se cure only 300, and also Is unable to supply demand for domestic and farm help. This is the first time since the bureau was established Jan. 1 that de mand for help has been greater than the supply. MISSISSIPPI RIVER NAVIGATION TO IMPROVE ST. LOUIS. May 28.?More than $5,000,000 has boon subscribed for tho building of a fleet of 20 freight barges to operate on the Mississippi river between New Orleans nnd St. Louis. AMERICAN NAVY IS SECOND TO NONE WASHINGTON. May 28.?Admiral George . Dewey reiterated his confi dence in the navy, saying Is not only composed of the finest, and most effi cient warships that we have .ever had but It is not excelled except In size by the fleet of any nation in the world. SCHIFF SAYS BEST TIMES IN HISTORY COMING NEW: YORK. May 28.?Jacob H Schlff says that In his opinion good times to an extent new to this gen eratlon, will follow the rapidly de creasing depression, GERMANY MAY REPLY TOMORROW LONDON, May 28. ~ It is under stood here that German will probably reply to the American note tomor row. Opinion' Is divided as to what the nature of the reply will be. The resumption of the submarine war by the Germans has load to the belief that it will'not be satisfactory to the United States. It Is generally thought that Germany will ask the United States to socurc the abandon ment of Great Britain's foodstuff blockade as the price for her aban ment C the submarine war against BritlBh commerce. Washington Will Not Agree. WASHINGTON, May 28 ? It Is stated here by those close in touch with the administration that the United States has no Intention of bargaining with Germany with ref erence to the abandonment of the submarine waffare, but will Insist that it he stopped insofar as It* af fects the United States. Germany Silent Two Weeks. WASHINGTON, May 28. ? It was recalled today that it has been two weeks today since President Wood row Wilson sent his note to Germany, yet not nn official word has been re ceived from Germany in all that time, except the promises of the Ambassa dor on two or three occasions that the German reply would not be great ly delayed. Nebrnskan Torpedoed. LIVERPOOL; May 28. ? C.apt. Green, of 0IC Nebraskaris maintains tlmt the Xebraskan wns struck by a torpedo. He bases his claim on the nature of the impact. He says the explosion was preceded by a blow. Capt. Green said th.it he did not see a torpedo, however, nor a sub marine. An investigation of the ship, which will take place as soon as tho water shall have been putnpe dout, will dis close the character of the accident according to experts. Quit cSarch For Lusltanla Victims. QUE EN STO WX, Ireland, May 28.? The search which has been main tained for bodies of Lusitania victims since the day of the accident will be abandoned; except lithe shipping, of all kinds and people living along tlie Irish, Welsh and Cornwall .coasts have been instructed to report any discoveries. Tho decision to abandon the search is due to the fact that not withstanding numerous patrol ships being out nil of the hlmc, there have been no discoveries of bodies for a week. GERMANS SINK BRITISH SHIP PENZANCE, England. May 28?The British steamer Cadeby was sunk last night by gunfire from a German sub marine off the Scllly islands. Passengers and crew of the Cade by were saved, and aro at this place. DANES LOSE STILL ANOTHER STEAMER COPENHAGEN. May 2S?The Dan ish steamer Ely .struck a mine in the North sea yesterday afternoon, and wns sunk by the explosion. The crow was saved. BRITISH STEAMSHIP IS TORPEDOED IN NORTH SEA ?4? LIVERPOOL, May 2S. Tho Glas gow steamship Argylesbire has been damaged by a torpedo and her dis tress signals picked up by many craft which are going to her assistance. WEALTHY GERMAN CHARGED TREASON ?? LONDON*, May 28.?Advices from Berlin say that the Gorman million aire Herr Posehl, producer of metals, has been arrested at Altona and is charged with high treason for selling metal to Great Britain from his Swed ish and Norwegian works. He was placed in confinement, and will be tried; Tf found guilty he will be put to death. CONVICTED MEXICANS ARE REPRIEVED FLORENCE. Ariz.; May 28.?The board of pardons and paroles at the last minute reprieved tho five Mexi cans who hnd been sentenced to be hung here today. The board had waited until the last minute, in order to give United States District fudge William H. Sawtelle time to rule up on an application, for a writ of hab eas corpus. The court denied tho ap plication, arid the board acted in re sponse to tho. request of the State De partment pt "Washington. The convicted men had their doatli clothes on, and were all ready for the scaffold when the news of the re . prievo was received. They were in a state of collapse, and they were ? stunned with Joy when they learned that there was still a chance for them. RUSSIANS VICTORS ON SANRIVER LONDON, May 28.? The Russian army gained a no table victory over the Ger mans in the region of Sien iawa, twenty miles north of Jaroslav, and from that point northward to the Po lish border, where they have pierced the German line, and threatened to separate the army in Poland from that operating southward along the San river, or com pel a general German retire ment. They have also beat en back the attacks on Prz emysl. Petrograd regards the victory as of the great est importance, and the principal eventuality since the Russian army in Galicia was compelled to withdraw from the Donajec river af ter the defeat in the vicinity of Gorlice. berlin~admits 5 defeat. ? * ? rrn .Berlin, may ?rne mer man government admits that its army has sustained a defeat in the vicinity of Si eniawa, and that the Rus sians have captured a large number of prisoners, many cannon, munitions of war and other supplies. There is no attempt to minimize the importance of teh fact that the Russians have cut through the German line of oifense in Galicia. GERMANS LOSsE AT PRZEMYSL. Petrograd, May 28 ? The German forces attacking Przemysl have been decis ively beaten. The Germans attempted by a series of ter rific attacks to force the Russian wings that extend up and down the San river on either side of Przemysl, and thus cut the city off, per mitting them to surround it. The smashing attacks were repulsed notwithstand ing that troops were sent against the Russian en trenchments regardless of the sacrifice of life. RUSSIAN TROOPS RESCUE ARMENIANS. Petrograd, May 28.?The Russian expedition that was sent to protect the Armenians from Turkish and Kurd massacres have occupied Uru mlah, where the wholesale massa cres have occurred recently. The government announces that it Is not likely that further massacres will oc cur. Christians are urged to keep within the territory over which Rus sia lo prepared to offer protection. FIGHT CONTINUES ALONG WEST FRONT. Paris, May 28. ? The trench war fare has continued along the whole west front, with here and there an assault, with the Germans usually the aggressors. CABINET MEETING NOT HELD TODAY WASHINGTON, May 28.?The reg ular Friday Cabinet meeting was dis pensed with today, as there was no pressing matters for consideration. Several of tho Cabinet members will leave this evening for nearby points to spend the week end. GREAT FRENCH LINER ASHORE ON FRENCH COAST ?+? NANTES, France, May 28. ? The French liner Champagne is ashore at St. Nazalre, and |badly damaged. Nhie hundred passengers on board ; the ship were taken off in safety. An | effort will: be made to save the ves ! sol. WELSH AND VyHITE TO FIGHT AT DENVER NEW YORK. May 2S. ? Freddie Welsh and Churlle White have sign ed articles to fight 20 rounds at Den ver July uth. Raymond's stores closed Monday.