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VOL. V., NO. 586. JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, JUNE 7,1915. PRICE TEN CENTS. . i ? ? . ? i.' ? STARVATION IS FACING MEXICANS MEXICO CITY, Juno 7.?It i> ani mated that unless relief comeo from the outsids soon 13,000,000 Mexicans will be In danger of starvation. Nor mal conditions requires 1300,000 tons of corn to feed the people of Mexico. Farmers and dealers say that there will be practically no corn crop In Mexico this year, and that this food must be secured from the United States, but that Mexico has no money to pay for even a part of the food that must be imported to prevent wholesale starvation. They say that Mexico will be compelled to throw herself on the mercy of the United States. OBREGON DEFEATS VILLA AND ANGELES VERA CRUZ, Jui\e 7.?Gen. Obre gon has telegraphed to Gen. Carran za that he has just won a five days' battle from Gen. Villa and Gen. An geles at Leon. The telegram says that ho has captured the enemy's trains of artillery. U. S. To Send Transports. WASHINGTON. June 7. ? The United States government will send the army transports Buford and Kll patrick now at Galveston to Vera Cruz to get Americans and other for eigners who desire to leave Mexico and bring them to the United States.. OAVISCOURT MARRIEO; MAY VISIT ALASKA In a letter to Cash Cole. "Nick" Da viscourt. Washington wrestling cham pion, writes from Eilensbnrg that he is now married, and that he and Mrs. Daviscourt expect to make a honey moon trip to Alaska. Nick is anxious to get a match while in Juncan. and says ho Is will ing to guarantee to throw any five men that may be pitted against him, if the contest can be arranged. SEATTLE BOY KILLED. SEATTLE, June 7.?Leo M. Sen. ters. aged 20 years, was killed last night when his automobile upset dur ing a joyride. PROPERTY OF HADLEY MILL ATTACHED HADLEY, June 7.?An attachment was served today on all the lumber in the yard and goods in the store of the Alaska Lumber and Box Company today by Deputy United States Mar shal J. M. Davies. Two attachments were served, one for Sawyer and Mc Kay and J. R. Heckman, for $12,000, and ono for Chris Foss for $7,200. The mill and plant were recently burned. NORTHWESTERN SAILS FOR THE NORTH FROM SEATTLE SEATTLE. June 7. ? The North western sailed for tho North last night with the following named pas sengers for Juneau: B. L. Thane, Warren Benson. II. J. Martin, Mrs. Carrie Hunter, Mrs. J. Clark, Bessie Cohen. W. F. Horr. Elmer Wells, Mrs. Helen Miller and three steerage. HANDSOME FOB FOR ELKS REUNIONISTS The souvenir which Juneau Lodge No. 420, B. P. O. Elks will distribute at the annual reunion of the order, which will be held this year in Los Angeles, will be oen of the prettiest worn at the conclave. The design consists of a fob. at the top of which is a silver salmon. Linked to the sal mon Is a bronze map of Alaska, with the name and number of the local lodge inscribed thereon. Below is a gold prospector's pan. with crossed pick and shovel. The parts are link ed together by fine chain. The Mayer Bros, jewelry house of Seattle will renroduco the souvnirs, and the Juner.u delegation to the re union will circulate them in Los An geles next month. INTERIOR MAILS NOW GO DOWN YUKON RIVER Mail matter for Fairbanks and oth er towns on tho Yukon waterway are now going down tho Yukon river. Tho j contract with tlie Northern Commer-! cial company provides that the over land service shall cease May 30. The first mall to leave Fairbanks via the water route started from that city May 16th. the earliest in many! years. DICK THORNE, FAIRBANKS MAN IS IN JUNEAU Dick Thorne. the Fairbanks motion picture theatre man. is in -Juneaicrtor a few days. He is enroute to Fair banks. where he will spend the re mainder of the summer. Mr. Thbrne spent several months at Juneau last summer and fall. He has been in Seattle during the winter. + WEATHER TODAY * ?j. Maximum?58. + + Minimum?13. ? ) ? Rainfall?.37 in. * * Cloudy. ?> j ?????????????????I PRESBYTERIANS HONOR JUNEAU MENJN EAST Rev. James H. Condit, D. D.. and E. W. Pettlt. of Juneau, were honored by the General Assembly of the Pres byterian church at Rochester. N. Y., by appointment to important commit tees. according to a. letter received yesterday from Dr. Condit, dated at Rochester, May 28. Dr? Condit was a member of the committee on tem perance and Mr. Pettlt on the com mittee on church policy. ' Over 1,000 commissioners and oth er delegates are in attendance," says Dr. Condit. Meets Friend of Judge Smiser. Of local Interest is another para graph in Dr. Condit's letter. He said: "Among others I havo met is Judge Lemuel P. Badgett, of Columbia, Tenn a member of Congress and former law partner of Judge James A. Smis er, United States District attoreny at Juneau. Congressman Padgett says 'we should treat Judge Smiser well, because he is the salt of the earth.'" Dr. Condit Speaks In Chicago Dr. Condit left Rochester May 29th to deliver an address in Chicago. Prom the lake metropolis ho intended to go to his old home at Fairfield, Iowa, thence to Lamar, Col., then to Los Angeles and San Francisco. From the latter placo ho will return direct ly to Juneau. Ho expects to arrive here about July 1st. Rochester Writes Up Alaska The Rochester Dally Democrat and Chronicle of May 2S contains a write up of the Alaska delegation to the General Assembly, with excellent por trlats of the members. Dr. James A. Condit and Elder E. W. Pettlt, of Ju neau. and Rev. Fred Falconer, of Haines. inc ar.iciu iuuun?. Alaska has three commissioners in the General Assembly. Rev. James H. Condlt, D. D.. represents the Prosby tery of Yukon. Dr. Condlt Is super intendent of Presbyterian mission work in Alaska, with headquarters at Juneau. The Presbyter}* of Alaska is re pre sented by Rev. Fred Falconer, of Kluk wan a native village of Chllcat In dians. and Elder E. \V. Pettit, from t"h.c Northern Light Presbyterian Church of Juneau, the largest organi zation of white people in the Terri tory. The northernmost mission station of the world is the Presbyterian In stitution among the Eskimos of Point Barrow. The mission operations of the Board of Home Missions in Alas ka are carried on among four of the six tribes of Alaskan Indians as well as among the white population. By! dog-team, on foot, by rail and steamer and canoe as well as. by stage the missionaries reach the remotest cor ners of this great country. Some of the stations are isolated, as for exam ple the mission at Point Barrow, that has connection with the outside world | but once a year. For ten months of the twelve this native village Ik ice locked. Southeastern Alaska has a more favorable temporature and large agri cultural possibilities. In the vicinity of Knik. in Cook's Inlet, more than one hundred homesteads have been located within the past two years. Activity in government railroad building is said to have greatly stim ulated the movement toward Alaska. Seward Is rapidly assuming the char acter of a city in accord with Its po sition as the recently selected ter-j mtnal of the railroad. There are 10,000 people in thej neighborhood of Juneau, the capital of the Territory. Over 53,000,000 has al ready been expended in the develop ment of the Alaska Gastineau quartz mine near Juneau and when its plant is complete it will be the largest low grade quartz mine in the world and will handle 10,000 tons or ore a day. Alaska Is the last frontier of the United States, and the three commis sioners say, presents a field for puro iy home-mission enterpris which chal lenges the attention and deserves the hearty support of tho Presbyterian Church. PORT TOWNSEND SHAKEN BY SEATTLE EXPL08I0N ?*? PORT TOWNSEND. May SI.?Evi dences of the dynamite explosion early last Sunday morning in Seattle ! harbor were plainly felt here. Win dows were violently rattled and the noise of the explosion awakened many people. Sheriff J. A. McGuirc, who lives in the courthouse, was roused by the noise and rushed to the treasurer's office, believing that thieves had blown up the safe. First impressions were that the disturb ance was caused by an earthquake. WHITMAN MAY RUN FOR PRESIDENCY SAN FRANCISCO. June 7. ? Gov. Chas. S. Whitman, who is here "do ing" the Panama-Pacific fair, an nounced Saturday that he likely will be a candidate for tho Republican nomination either for President or Vice President. The announcement is regarded as an indication that he has changed his mind, and will not become a candi date for re-nomination for Govornor of New York. Before leaving Albany for the West he said that he would j seek a rc-nomlnatlon for his present position. NEW JERSEY CONVICTS DEPUTIES NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J., June 7. ?Nine deputy sheriffs were convict ed of manslaughter for their partici pation in tho ovonts that roaultod in the killing ot two strikers at Roose velt, N. J., last January. They were sentenced to servo not loss than two or more than ton years in tho pnel tontiary. Tho trial has attractod the atten tion of the nation. Union labor assist ed in securing tt^e evidence that was used by the States in tho prosocutlon. The convicted men will appeal tho case to the State supreme court. WOMAN 8UFFRAGI8T8 MEET AT CHICAGO CHICAGO, June 7.?The National American Suffrage Association met here today for the mid-year confer ence. Plans for conducting - active cam pains in New York, Massachusetts New Jersey and Pennsylvania, where thero will bo eloctions on the subject will bo formulated. * * ? KING CONSTANTINE * ? AT DEATH'S POINT 4 ?> <? 4- ATHENS" Juno 7?King Con- * ? stantine is very low, and his ?> ? recovery is Tegnrdcd as doubt- ?> ?3- ful. 4? v ? *. A. A A i, X)jL STANDS BY WIFE'S GRAVE AND COMMITS SUICIDE SEATTLE, Juno 7.? Standing by the grave of his wife, Albert Marshall, formerly port steward for the Pacific Coast Steamship company .took poi son and died yesterday. The suicide ; was prompted by Illness, acocrding to a message which Marshall had written before he died. He had been suffer ing great pain for severat days from an ulcerated tootb, according to his friends. Marshall remarled last November, has second wife having been Mrs. E. M. Evans, former stewardess of the steamship Spokane. eH was 54 years of age, and a native of Scotland. RAMPART MINER WILL BE ADMITTED TO HOME August Kirstein, a miner of Ram part, has fllcd application with the Governor, for admittance to the Pio neers' Homo at Sitka. He is said to bo physically disabled, and unable to earn a living. "He will be admittod," Gov. Strong said this afternoon. BOYS CLIMB MOUNTAIN. ?<fr? Master Goorge Sutton and Master Edwin E. Pond climbed Mt. Juneau yesterday, making the ontire trip in less than seven hours. Thoy signed their names in the registration book and after eating lunch returned home. RIVER STEAMER TANANA WILL BE RAISED WH1TEHORSE. Juno 4.?Tho Am erican steamer Tanana, owned by the White Pass company, had an accident coming from the ways at Hootalinqua, where she wintered, to Whltehorso i last Friday. While coming up tho | Thlrtymilo river she struck a rock I and mashed a big hole in her bottom, which caused her to fill with water and sink, since which time, like an up-to-date hotel, sho has running wa ter in every room. Foreman A1 Hen derson now has a force of men at work and, with tho aid of three barg es, will have tho steamer afloat and repaired within a short time.?(White ?horso Star.) "PATSY" HENRY, BOSTONIAN COMMEDIAN MARRIES SKAGWAY, Juno 4.?A very pretty little wedding occurred last night at 5 o'clock at the Court House when Matthew Lermer, of St. Cloud, Mini}., was united for life to Rose Patricia Henry of Seattle. The happy couple are both members of the Juvenile Bostonians, the groom being tho prop erty man, and the bride assuming the role of "Mike Haggorty" in tho Irish musical comedy of "Tlpperary Mary," which was put on by tho company at Elks' Hall last night. Judge Conway porfprmed the cremony and Deputy Marshal Frank R. Cook and his sis ter, Miss Bvangeline Cook, were the witnesses.?(Skagway Alaskan.) ROOSEVELT VISITS SOUTHERN PROGRESSIVES PASS CHRISTIAN. Miss.. June Former President Theodore Roose velt and his wife arrived here today to visit Mr.^ind Mrs. John M. Parker. Frank Suffecoot of Skagway is a visitor in tho city, having arrived this morning. Mrs. William E. Britt, wife of Ju neau's druggist and Territorial and ALLIES BACK AT DARDANELLES CONSTANTINOPLE, June 7. ?It was officially reported today at the Turkish war office that the allied forces on Gallipot! peninsula have been driven back from the attacks on the fortified positions of the Turks on the Dardanelles with heavy losses. The attacks In force on the Turk ish positions continued for four days, and the fighting was maintained at a furious pace. Many positions were taken at the point of the bayonet be fore the looses became oo staggering that the attacks weer abandoned, and the Turks rccoveraed tho lost ground. EMDEN'S COMMANDER ARRIVES AT BERLIN BERLIN, Juno 7.?-Capt.-Llcut. Muc ke, commander and hero ol-tbo fam ous German commorco raider Emdon, which was destroyed by tho Austral Ian fleot last fall, has arrived here. When notified that ho had boon deco rated with the Iron Cross, he laugh ed, and asked for nnothor command. Lieut. Mucko and other officers and a portion of the crow of the Emden escaped their guard, captured a small schooner and mado their way to Ara bia, In the Persian gulf. They made tholr way overland, experiencing many adventures, until they reached tho zono of the operations of tho Turkish, arms. From there they wont to Constantinople, and finally have reached Berlin. Lieut. Mucke, speaking of the achievements of the Emden, said that the richest haul that she made was captured tho steamship Diplomat, off Calcutta, laden with $2,500,000 worth of tea on board. The ship and cargo were sunk. liJUKMAIN 1 mUVlXNlx GREAT NEW ARMY BERLIN, Juno 7.?New troops to tho number of 500,000 arc passing through Berlin. Their destination is being kept secret by tho government. There has been a good deal of specu lation as to whothor they are bound ifor the Italian front, or whether they are being sent .west to aid In an of fensive movement against the French British and Belgians. JOHN S. JUREY SUCCEEDS HUMPHRIES AS SEATTLE JUDGE SEATTLE, Juno 7. ? Gov. Ernost Lister today appointed John S. Juroy, one of the leading pioneer lawyers of this city to be judgo of tho superior court to succeed the late Judgo John E. Humphries. Judge Juroy, is a native of Missou ri. and for a quarter of a century he has been a prominent lawyer and in fluential Democrat in Seattle. He had the practicaly unanimous endorse ment of tho Democratic King County Central Committee for the appoint ment which has just been made. Twice ho has been a candidate for superior court judge and both times was defeated by a narrow margin. Ho is treasurer of the King County Dem ocratic Club, succeeding John W. Troy when the latter left Scattlo to make his home at Juneau. M. E. BISHOP TO VISIT HERE NEXT WEEK Bishop Natphalia Luccock, of the Methodist Episcopal church, with headquarters at Helena, Mont., will arrive in Juneau Tuesday, June 15, with his two daughters, and spend spend three days in this city before leaving for Skagwny and the West ward. Bishop Luccock is touring South eastern and Southwestern Alaska in his official capacity and in connec tion with- the administration of the work of the Methodist Episcopal church in this Territory. Bishop Luccock and his daughters will leave Seattle for Ketchikan June 9, and will remain over next Sunday there. Rev. R. C. Blackweli, of the Juneau Methodist church, and superintend* cnt of Methodist missions in Alaska, will moet Bishop Luccock at Kotchi kan, and will leave horo the latter part of the present week for that pur pose. He will also accompany the Bishop on this trip Westwrad. There will bq a public recoptlon for Bi3hop Luccock and his daughters while they are In Juneau, and the peo ple of this city will also, probably, be given an opportunity to hear him preach. MALTBY IS NOTARY. Alfred E. Maltby, well known local attorney, today was granted a notar ial commission, by Gov. J. F. A. Strong. ? MRS. HARDLING ILL. Mrs. Harding, the mother of L. L. and Warren S. Harding, is quite ill at her home In Haines, it is reported. William L. Rose arrived from Skag ITAUANS START BIG CAMPAIGN UDINE, Italy, June 7.?Tho general Italian advanco across the loonzo riv er from Caporetto to the sea, a dis tance of 40 miles along the river, is taking placo today. The movement is one of great importance, and is the principal operation so far undertaken by the Italian arms. The hardest fighting in which troops of this country have partici pated Is taking place this afternoon at Gradlsca and the vicinity of that town. The Italian objective Is Trieste, and the army Is attacking the communica tions between tho fortified towns along the Adriatic and the Interior. By this means It Is proposed to sweep the coast between the Italian line and Trieste clear by the time the attack will be made upon the great Austri an seaport. ITALY CONFISCATES 57 OF ENEMIES' SHIPS ROME, Juno 7.*?'The Italian gov ernment confiscated by royal decree 57 merchant vessels flying the flag of Germany and Austria. Saturday. The ships had been Interned at Genoa, Ven ice and Naples, and they aro valued at 520.000,000. BRITISH BLOW UP ZEPPELIN LONDON, Juno 7.?The admiralty today announced that a Gorman Zep pelin had been blown to piecos over Bolgium by British airmen. The bat tle occurred at 3 o'clock this morn ing. The report Bays that Lieut. R. A. J. Warneford, of tho Royal naVy, sighted the German Zeppelin during an early morning scouting trip. Ho at once ascended to-an altitude of 6000 feet and put after the German dirigible. When immediately above the Zeppe lin ho began dropping bombs. The sixth attempt proved successful, and tho airship exploded,and fell to the ground where It burned for a con siderable length of time. Tho battle occurred between Ghent and Brussels. Zeppelin Visits English Coast. It was also announced at the ad miralty that a Zeppelin visited tho coast of England last night, dropping incendiary and explosive bombs. Five persons were killed and 40 wounded. Zeppelin Destroys Convent. AMSTERDAM, Juno 7.?A German Zeppelin destroyed a convent at St. Monte, killing two nuns, according to a dispatch from Ghent. The Zeppelin was on fire when it crashed through the roof of the convent. It had been destroyed by English airmen. German Acocunt of Attack on Eng ' llsh. BERLIN, June 7.?German naval di rigibles attacked the fortification' at the mouth of the Humber, the naval port of Harwich, England, and the harbor establishment at Harwich, says an ofllcial statement given out today. All the attacks were con spicuously successful. Many bombs wero dropped, and there was a large number of explosions. One particu larly violent explosion was that of a gas or oil tank which was in one of tho houses upon which bomb3 were dropped. Bombs were dropped on the rail road depot at Harwich. The German airships were shot at vigorously by guns on land and on ships. They wero not hit, but re turned safely. "PATSY" CLARK DIES AT SPOKANE SPOKANE, Wash.. June 7.?"Patsy" Clark, millionaire mining mnn of this city, is dead. Ho was one of the best known mining men of the West and has for years boon very promi nent in Spokane mining and finan cial circles. He has been called the richest man in Spokane. "TENNESSEE" DAVIS* BODY IS RECOVERED WHITEHORSE. June 5.?According to a telegram received liore by the po lice Tuesday the body of a man was found floating in the Thirty Mile riv er some distance above Hootallnqua and there is no doubt but that it is the body of Marlon "Tennessee" Da vis, the young man who was last seen alive on December 24, when ho was at Lower Lebarge, leaving there that evening for his cabin at Louie Bclncy's wood camp on the Thirty Mile. It Is bolloved Davis accidental ly slipped from the ice into the river while dipping a bucket of water. The body will either be buried near where j it was found or bo brought to this place.?(Whitchorse Star.) MINING STOCK QUOTATIONS. NEW YORK. June 7.?Alaska Gold I closed today at 35=>i; Clno. 47 Utah Copper. G9V4: Ray. 24%. RODEN IN IDITAROD Henry Roden, former Territorial Senator, has gone to Ruby; on legal businosn. He left Fairbanks on the first boat after navigation opened. ROUMANIAN PEOPLE TRYING TOEORCEWAR LONDON, June 7.?The peoplo of Roumanla are repeating the perform ances that were so successful at Rome for the purposes of forcing the gov ernment to enter the war against Aus tria. Router's Telegraph company tel egraphs from Bucharest that a great demonstration was held there yester day in favor of Roumanla intervention In support of the Allies. About 30,000 citizens were in the line of march. With flags and other patriotic emblems flying and bugles sounding as they marched to the Ital ian legation, where speeches were de livered eulogizing Italy. The Impression prevails at Bucha rest that the government will not be able to maintain the neutrality of Roumanla long In the face of an ov erwhelming sentiment for war. BULGARIA AND GREECE WAIT ON ROUMANIA. Advices from Sofia and Athens Indi cate that if Roumanla enters the war Bulgaria and Greece will follow. The conditions of King Constantino's health Is Just now the absorbing top ic at Athens. If he should die or re cover It Is believed that pressure would be exerted by the people in fa vor of war to such an extent that there would be no resistfng it. v *v* ??* 4* *** *t* v ?J* ?> 4* * PRESIDENT'S NOTE * 4? NOT GONE YET * ?> ??>? 4* ? Washington, Juno 7.?It was 4 4* announced at the White Houbo 4 4? that the President's second ? 4? note to Germany will bo cabled ? * to Germany today or Tuesday. 4* ? 4* 4* 4* 4* 4* 4- 4? 4? 4* 4- 4- 4- 4- 4< ? 4* 4* MANUFACTURER DECLINES LARGE WAR.ORDER ST. LOUIS, ?.Io., June 7. ? George P. Heller, proprietor of a forge works at East St. Louis, 111., has declined an unlimited order from the French gov ernment for shrapnel casings. The order would have amounted to $90, 000 a week. Mr. Heller declined the war order because he Is opposed to war. A few days ago Theodore Philllppe of East St. Louis declined an order for $900,000 worth of machinery for the manufacture of cartridges. TERRITORY WILL GET TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS The sum of $2580.18 will bo paid In to the Treasury of Alaska by the government, Gov. Strong has been ad vised since the Comptroler ruled that under ^special Congressional act re pealing the $100-a-ralle tax on Alaska railroads, part of the additional in come tax on railroads should go to the Territory. TREASURER ISSUES TRAP LICENSES ??!?? Fish trap licenses were Issued to day by the Ofllce of the Territorial Tora8urcr to the Excursion Inlet can nery for a trap on Icy straits, and to the Pure Food Fish company of Ket chikan which operates a trap on tho west side of Gravina island. Other licenses were issued as follows: L. P. Shackleford, professional; stuyve sant Insurance company of Now York, through Sieley and Company of Se attle, general; Cora Daggett and Charles Daggett, professional physi cians of Seward; A. H. Joy, Skagway, professional; W. B. Stout, Haines, professional; J. A. Spinard, Valdcz, and W. R. Willis, Juneau, automobile; and Fryc-Bruhn, Valdez, meat market. Provisional licenses were issued to tho Pacific Cold Storage Co. for branches in Tanana, Idllarod, Ruby, St. Michael and Nome. GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS FOR YUKON TERRITORY Dawson, May 26: A. G. Haultain, Dominion surveyor, arrive on the Na sutlin, yesterday, and will leave to night on the Vidottc for Mayo, where ho will spend tfco summer making a topographical map of the region. He will cover an area of practically 1,200 square miles, with Mayo as the south ern point, Dublin gulch the northern, and from the Mayo lake on tho cast to about the junction of the forks of the' McQuesten. ? (Dawson I News.) Mrs. Fred * V. Berger, wife of the manager of the sporting goods depart ment of the C. W Young company, will arrive tomorrow from Seattlo.on the "Princess Alice." Max Kallsh, general manager of the Humboldt Steamship Company, has gone to Skagway. He will sail south on the Ilumboldtvoo her. "next trip. Mr. Kalish hus boeit making an ex tended visit to' Southeastern Alaska. I John Nolan'd left Sunday for his claims In the Atlin, B. C.. country. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hurley and children returned this morning from Amalga. H. G. Young and family have re turned to Jualin. Marshall A. Barney, a New York at torney, Is a guest at The Alaskan, Fred Purlnton, a Wrangell moving picture manager, is visiting In the FIRE USED BY FRENCH ONJNEMY BERLIN, June 7.?The French on the weet front have resorted to the use of liquid fire In their attacks up on the German trenches and made gains thus, according to an official statement given out today from tho war office. The statement continued to say that the German trenches at Baughes were sprayed with a fiery fluldr and many Germans were burn ed to death before their forces could retreat from their positions. Russians'win baltic battle LONDON, June 7.?Tho naval en gagement In the Baltic aen off Goth land Sweden, and near the entrance to the Gulg of Riga, Saturday, result de In a signal success for the Russian division. The Germans loot several transports and one large war vessel, the name of which could not be learn ed, according to the Petrograd corres pondent of the London Times. The Russians lost ono auxiliary ship. A majority of the German ships hitherto concentrated at Kiel came out Into the Battle, but '(he battle squadrons apparently were not en gaged. GERMANS TRYING TO REIN FORCE BALTIC ARMY. It is believed In Petrograd that the Germans will repeat their attempt to land troops on the Russian coast for * the purpose of reinforcing the army that is In jeopardy In the vicinity of Llbau and to the northward of that place. The Germans realize that this army Is In jeopardy, and that its fato depends upon securing aid from the sea. The battle Saturday was the re sult of a Russian attack to prevent to landing of succor for the German troops. The attempt was frustrated. Further naval battles are feared. . STOCKHOLM REPORTS FIGHT. London, June 7. ? Dispatches from Stockholm yesterday say that a naval battle of six hours' duration occurred Saturday near Gothland. French Win In West. LONDON, Juno 7.?Tho Allies con tinued to make marked headway to day in the war along the west front. At BaughcB there were notable galnB. Trench after trench was taken by as sault, preceded In each Instance by a heavy bombardment. Gains In the Arras region wore con tinued. Headway has been made at Labyrinth, Ncucville and tho Verdun region. Germans Probably Checked. Reports from Gallela and else where along the German line extend ing from Warsaw southward Indicate that the German advance has been checked at several places with heavy losses. Baltic Situation Unchanged. Advices indicate that the Gormnn army in the Baltic provinces is in a precarious" condition, and in immi nent danger. Germans arc trying to reliove it from tho sea. Russians Succeed Againct Turkey. Russian successes are reported from Asia Minor, where the Turkish re sistance has been completely crush ed. GAS WARFARE DEFEATS RUSSIA LONDON, June 7. ? Telegraphic correspondence from Potrograd in the Post this morning says that tho recent defeat of Russia in a largo measure was duo to the eiTcctlvo uso of gas bombs. Tho correspondent says:. "The effects of the German gas warfare on tho Bzura-Rawka front has beon so torriblo that it is feared hero that it will be necessary to revise all the genoraly accepted text book ideas regarding tho choico of terrain for military operations. "The Russian positions on tho Bzu ra-Rawka lino were technically por feet, but down the center of tho long valloy gases flowed freely. "The scenes which followed wore appalling. Every living thing suf fered. A careful study of patients showed that in most cases, where death did not immediately result, thoy were attacked immediately with flts like those which tetanus poison ing. These flts recur on tho third day. and were followed by death." SUBMARINES ARE ACTIVE , LONDON, June 7.'? The German submarines have been particularly busy for tho last, several days. They have sunk a British bark, steamship and trawler, and the Russian second class cruiser Amur. 'FRISCO HAS 2 SLIGHT. EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS SAN FRANCISCO, June 7.?Exposi tion visitors were startled here Sun day morning when two slight earth quake shocks were felt.