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TEXT Of GERMAN
REPLY TO NOTE
OF PRESIDENT
The following is the official text
of the German note, the answer to
which caused the ruction in President
Woodrow Wilson's Cabinet from
which Secretary of State William J.
Bryan withdrew:
"The undersigned has the honor to
submit to Ambassador Gerard tho fol
lowing answer to the communication
of May 15 regarding the injury to
American interests through German
submarine warfare:
"The imperial government has sub
jected the communication of the
1 ' ???
American govecnment to a thorough
investigation. It entertains also a
keen wish to co-operate in a frank
and friendly way in clearing up a pos
sible misunderstanding which may
have arisen in the relations between
the two governments through the
events mentioned by the American
government.
Cushing and Guuflight Cases
"Regarding firstly, the case of the
American steamers Gushing and Gul
flight. The ? American embassy has
already been Informed that the Ger
man government has no intention of
submitting neutral ships in the war
zone, which are guilty of no hostile
acts by a submarine or submarines or
aviators.
J!On the contrary, the German
forces have repeatedly been instruct
ed most specifically to avoid attacks
on such ships.
"If neutral ships in recent months
have suffered through the German
submarine warfare owing to mistakes
In identification. It is a question only
of quite Isolated and exceptional cases
which can be attributed to the Brit
ish government's abuse of flags, to
gether with the suspicious or culpa
ble behavior of the masters of the ves
SdS.
. Will Settle Loss of Neutrals.
"The German government, in all!
cases In which It has been shown by!
Its investigations that a neutral ship, j
not itself at fault, was damaged by j
German submarines or aviators, has
expressed regret over the unfortunate
acchfent. and, if justified by condi
tions. lias offered indemnification.
"The cases of the Gushing and Gul
flight will be treated on the same
principles. An investigation of both
cases is in progress, the result of
which will presently be communicat
ed to tho embassy. The investlgatloh j
can. if necessary, be supplemented!
by an international call on the inter-!
nation commission of inquiry, as pro
vided by article 3 of The Hague peace
agreement of Oct. 18. 1907.
Offered Safety to Falaba
"When sinking the British steamer
Falaba the commander of the Ger
man submarine had the intention of
allowing the passengers and crew a
full oppqrtunity for a safe escape.
"Only when the master did not
obey the order to heave to. but fled
and summoned help by rocket signals
did the German commander order the
i crew and passengers by signals and
megaphones to leave the ship within
ten minutes. He actually allowed
them twenty-three minutes' time, and
fired the torpedo only when suspic
ious craft were hastening to the as
sistance of the Falaba.
Regret Lusitania Loss of Life
"Regarding the loss of life by the;
sinking of the British passenger j
steamer Lusitania. the German gov
ernment has already expressed to the
neutral governments concerned its
keen regret that citizens of their'
states lost their lives.
"On the occasion of the imperial
government, however, .cannot escape j
AlxMOJXA UIXLXJi
the Impression that cortain important
tacts having a direct bearing on the
sinking of the LuBitania may have os
capcd the attention of the American
government.
"In the interest of a clear and com
plete understanding, which is the aim
of both governments, the imporinl
1 government finds it first necessary
to convince itsolf that the informs
? tlon accessible to both governments
about tho facts of the caso 1b com
plete and in accord.
"Tho government of the United
! States proceeds on the assumption
that tho Lusitanla could be regarded
j as an ordinary unarmed merchant
man. Tho Imperial government al
lows Itself In this connection to point
out that the Lusitanla was one of tho
largost and fastest British merchant
ships, built with government funds
; as an auxiliary cruiser, and carried
oxprcssly as such in tho 'Navy List*
issued by the British admimalty.
"It is further known to tho Imper
ial government, from trustworthy re
ports from Its agents and noutral pas
sengers, that for a considerable time,
practically all tho more valuable mer
chantmen of tho British empire have
beon equipped with cannon and am
munition and other weapons and arc
manned with persons who havo been
I specially trained in serving guns.
"The Lusltania, too, according to
information hcrccolved hero,, had
cannon aboard, which were mounted
and concealed below decks.
Ships Attack Submarines
"The Imperial government, further,
has the honor to direct the particular
attention of the Amorlcan government
to the fact that tho British admiralty,
in a confidential instruction issued
in February, 1914, recommended its
shipping not only to sock protection
under neutral flags and distinguish
ing marks, but also, while thus dis
guised, to attack German submarines
by ramming. As a special incltatlon
to merchantmen to destroy submar
ines the British government offered
high prizes and has already paid such
rewards.
"The imperial government, in view
of the fact Indubitably known to it,
is unable to regard British merchant
men in the zone of navat operations
specified by tho admiralty staff of the
German navy as 'undefended.' Ger
man commanders consequently aro no
longer able to observe the customary
regulations of the prizo law, which
they before always followed.
Much War Material Aboard.
"Finally, the imperial government
must point out particularly that tho
Lusitania, on its last trip, carried
Canadian troops and war material
including no less than 9,400 cases of
ammunition, intended for the destruc
tion of the brave German soldiers who
are fulfilling their duty with self-sac
rifices and devotion in the father
land's service.
"The German government believes
that it was acting in justified self-de
fense in seeking with all the means
of warfare at its disposition to pro
tect the lives of its soldiers by de
stroying ammunition intended for the
enemy.
American i-aw vioiaeea
??The British Shipping Company
mUat have been aware of the
to which the passengers on board the
I.usitania were exposed
conditions. The company ,n ??bar*
inB them, notwithstanding this, at
tempted deliberately to use the lhes
of American citizens as protect on
for the ammunition aboard andacted
linst the clear provisions of the
A?"rtU 1- col
vides a penalty therefor. The com
pany. therefore is wantonly guilty
the "death of so many passengers.
-There can be no doubt, according
to he definite report of the submar
ine's commander, which is further con
firmed by all other information, that
the quick sinking of the Lu8l,a"'a
prima' ilv attributable to the explosion
of the ammunition shipment causod by
a torpedo. The l.usttanla'e pMMn*
gCrs would, in all human probability,
have been saved.
"The imperial governmcnt consld
ered the above-mentioned facts lm
portant enough to recommend them
to the attentive examination of
American government.
Pinal Decision Wlthhe d
-The imperial government, while
'J
American government, feels impelled
In conclusion, to recall here and npw
that it took cognizance with satlafjc
tion of the meditory proposals sub
mittedbv the United States govern
mcnt to Berlin and London as a basis
for a modus vivendi for conducting
the maritime warfare between Gcr
many and Great Britain. The imper
ii government, by its readiness to en
ter upon a discussion of these propos
als. then demonstrated its good inten
tion in ample fashion.
??The realization of these proposals
was defeated, as is well known, by
the declinatory attitude of the Bntish
government." tapow"
(Signed! JAGOV. ?
VISITOR TO ?CITY
PRAISES ALASKA
W H Locke, representing the fa
mous n. L. Moore Distillery company,
is a business visitor in Juneau.
"I am very much impressed w ith
your wonderful little city; in fact the
entire Alaska trip has been a revel
ation to me." he said today.
SENATOR MILLARD GETS
FIRST MINING LICENSE
Senator B. F. Millard is the first to
fllc application for a mining UconBe
under the new law and the .Treaso
ct'i office yesterday issued Mining
License Certificate No. 1 to the Gran
ite Gold Mining Company, of which
Senator Millard Is president.
An automobile license was issued
to F T. Stevenson of the Union Iron
Works, and a professional license to
G. 3. Brubakcr. an attorney of A aldoz.
"Kendrlck" expert sign ^rUcr. Com
pare workmanship before order.ng.
?(6-7-lm.)-^ _
L. L. Harding is expected back next
week from Haines.
"MIDNIGHT SUN" EXCURSION
IS COMING ON SPOKANE
The "Seattle to the Midnight Sun"
excursion left Seattle at 0 o'clock last
night, on the steamship Spokano, anil
will be through Juncn'u Saturday.
The special trip Is best described
In the Pacific Coast Steamship com
pany's 1915 folder, which wan written
up by C. D. Dunann, passenger traf
fic manager of the company. Mr. Dun
ann says:
"Are you going to Alaska to sec the
day that Is all day, when the sun sets
not at all but continues on Its way
through both waking and sleeping
hours? Pictures may be taken by
daylight up to ten and cloven o'clock
p. m.
"Whllo the midnight sun may be
seen about tho vicinity of Skagwny on
the regular Alaska Excursion, it Is
proposed In 1915 to operate a special
excursion past Skagwny and north on
the Yukon River to Fort Yukon north
of the Arctic Circle, especially to
view tho midnight sun. Thcro photo
graphs may be taken of tho sun at
every stage as It circles down toward
the earth, but novcr below the hori
zon. and finally rises again. This ox
curslon will leave Seattle on S. S.
Spokano. June 8th, reaching Fort Yu
kon on Juno 21st, tho longest day of
tho year: It must of necessity bo lim
ited In number to sixty persons.
"It Is the first tlm<> thftt such a
tour has been proposed, and tho un
usual excellence. Including, as It docs,
all the Southeastern Alaska trip and
a visit to tho Klondike, should make
a special appeal. Reservations will
be made In order of application.
"Anothor phenomenon often seen on
tho Alaska trip Is tho mirage, caused
by tho contact of tho oxtremcly cold
wators with tho warm, moist air.
These arc often extremely plain and
remarkable."
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IOWA FARMER IS
PROPERLY TRIMMED
An Iowa paper contains the follow
ing:
"How Is this for going some? An
Iowa farmer and his wife decided they
could not get along so the wife sued
for a divorce nnd got ?5,000 ns ali
mony. After a short time the farmer
got lonesome, so wrote his former
wife, telling her of the facts and ask
her to marry him again. Sho con
sented and told him to come on and
they would try it again. The farmer
arrived, and after seeing his former
wife again decided that he would bo
hotter ofT if he remained single, so
ho refused to marry her. Thereupon
the former wife sued her former hus
band for breach of promise, and the
court and Jury gave her a verdict of
! $5,000 damages. Thus tho old boy
was trimmed proper.
? i* ?
DROWNING VICTIM IS
BURIED IN EVERGREEN
Albert Matzdorf, a barber who was
accidentally drowned n^ Taku har
bor Sunday, was buried this morning
in Evergreen cemetery. Funeral ser
vices were conducted by tho Rev. J.
B. Stevens, pastor of tho Presbyter
ian church, from the C. W. Young
chapel.
GIRL SEEKS BROTHER.
Miss Rosella Lynn of St. Marys,
Kansas, has made Inquiry to Chief
of Police Sliter. for Information about
her brother, Ira E. Lynn.
Lynn was here a year ago, but left
without making his destination
known, according to Chief Sliter, who
mad^ numerous inquiries today.
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?> PERSONAL MENTION ?
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C. C. Harscy, representing the "Nut
House," of Seattle. Is In the city on
business.
Miss Minnie Goldstein sailed for
Juneau from Seattle last night. She
will spend the summer here as the
guost of her sister, Mrs. Robert Simp
son.
J. Latimer Gray, of the Alaskn Soda
Co., has gono to Petersburg on busi
ness.
Mark KI Kusseu ana son Dan win
bo passengers on the Al-Ki next week
for Seattle, on their way to Pitts
burgh, where Mr. Russell will pay his
aged mother a visit.
Mr. and Mrs. William It. Garstcr
returned last evening from their wed
ding trip to Honolulu. The Garsters
wore married here early last month,
and sailed for the Hawaiian islands
on the S. S. Makara, from Vancouver,
B. C. They reached Juneau on the
Princess Alice.
Tom G. McDonald wa3 over from
Treadwell yesterday.
Miss Elizabeth Held and Miss Al
ma Sowcrby are expected back soon
from Skagway, where they have been
visiting.
Mr. and Mrs. William Lcliose have
booked passage on the Georgia for
Tenakcc hot springs.
George Hain has gone to Tenakeo
hot springs, and may decide to re
main there for the summer, operat
ing a cigar store and billiard room.
Mrs. Hugh G. Weir, who has been
a patient at St. Ann's hospital for the
past week is reported as doing well
and will be discharged in a few days.
Dr. Earl Bevis is in attendance.
Paddy Brennan, formerly a con
crete worker at Thane, left today for
Seattle, on his way to Arizona.
"Kendrlck" expert sign writer. Com
pare workmanship before .ordering.
?(6-7-lm.)?
UNIVERSAL REPAIR SHOP ?
The store of NEW and second hand
| ranges, stoves, heaters and house
bold furnishings. Come and see our
goods and our low prices, C-7-tf. j
Age is Not the Cause
of your hair falling out. It is the con- '
diUon of your sculp.
IfiexaSIL Hair Tonic
will destroy the germ which is tbo cause
of this trouble. CO cents a bottle.
Wm. Britt, Juneau.
Elmer E. Smith, Douglas.
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Pfjooe 588 Strictly First Class
Juneau Construction Co.
Contractors QStore and office Ax. ] I
===== 3"tur??. Miaaion furni
ture. Wuod turn in ic. Rand aawinic.
JUNEAU. ALASKA
...
G. K. GILBERT
PLUMBING and
SHEET METAL WORKS
121 Front SL PhOne 3U
A. EIKLAND
CARPENTER and
CABfNET MAKER
SFIrst class work at reasonable
rates ? General repairing ?
special furniture- Estimates
Free. - 'Phone 254
KAKE MAIL ROUTE
Schedule in Effect April 1 to Not. 30. 1913
The E. A. HEGC ?ails every Monday at So'Clock
m. m. from Younrf'a Float, atoppidir at Douclos.
Tain Harbor. I.lmfntonc. Snettwham. Sumdum.
Windham Bay. Five-Fin<rvr l.lyht. Fanshaw and
Kaic CAPT. P. MAPSKX.
JUNEAU STEAMSHIP CO.
United States Mall
STEAMER GEORGIA
Juneau-Sitka Route
Leaves Juneau lor Douglas, Fun- j
ter. Hoonah. Gypsum. Ten&kee,
Kllllsnoo, Chatham and Sitka every
Wednesday at 12:01 a. in.
Juneau-Skagway Route
Leaves Juneau for Douglas, Eaglo
River, Seutinel Light Station. El
drld Rock Light Station. Comet.
Haines. Skagway every Sunday at
12:01 a. m. Returning, leaves
Stagway the following day at 12:02
a. m.
_____
WILUS E. NO WELL, MANAGER
j Think of wearing boots [; ?
;:j made of the same tough
stock that the famous p
Goodrich Tires are
made of?and by the ?5
same high-pressure process.
| That's what you get in this
new boot with the Red Line
Goodrich /t
"HIPRESS" MM
Rubber Footwear
Made in Boots and Lumberman's
Shoca?Brown or White *T: V
This new process is the greatest jltij
,' .1, improvement that has come to Jw
the rubber boot and shoe
icfrv
. .. II.OM..S L IC /
' | in more than hair /
^ a century. ^
: ...
|| Ask for
|| the Red Line !
The red band
?/" around upper
^ ^ edge. No other
h^ot. or shoe
ift You can also
identify it by color
?/X ?nch brown or
ggjk cream white
?no^ ^ack. i
'fjft "Hipress" /| \
Boots f
Last all over. ? v,.
They are molded in to one solid
piece of rubber. {v
Diamond S Mercantile Company
470-478 SODTH FRONT STREET
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Hates Reasonable ?> T" Third ar.d Harris Stroot. Junea
TbefjBERGMANN
Newly built and newly fu rnlshed, modern In all respects, steam
heated, electric lighten, hot an d cold water In every room; bath on
every floor, Including a shower bath. Sanitary conditions perfect
Dining room In connection.
The "Caille Perfection''
FIVE-SPEED MOTOR
is the latest and best thing
in portable out-board en
gines. * Magneto and Dual
Ignition Type just arrived.
\ ASK FOR A
I DEMONSTRATION j
1 Alaska Supply Co. |
B. M. BEHRENDS Ca |
(INCORPORATED) |
Free Shoes ana Hats 1
a With each Suit of ALFRED BENJAMIN Company ::j|
Clothes we will give you your choice of a pair of
Shoes or a Hat, from now until the 4th of July.
THE BEST CLOTHES AT THE RIGHT PRICE
Olus Pajamas
For the best of men and the rest
of-men. One piece Pajamas that
go on and off like a shirt.
HANAN SHOES
FOR MEN
Without a doubt the BEST dress
shoe made in America?$7.00 the
pair.
? BOY'S SUITS
Full range of sizes of guaranteed
all wool suits, with two pair of
pants, the best of tailoring, and the
pants full lined.
WALRUS BRAND
OIL CLOTHING |
GOATS? ::::
pants? ::::
LEGGINGS?
hats ::::
Full Run
of Sizes
The right underwear for this ;;;;
changeable weather is a real light !!::
woolen. We carry all sizes in both
the two-piece and union suits; $3.50 li
the suit. J- -
Rugs, carpets, linoleum, wall pa
per and window shades; we carry
the best and largest stock in Alas
ka and you are the loser if you
don't get our prices before you buy. 3* jf
Tfiird and Seward Streets # ^ Juneau, Alaska If
I
00 ' T H E 00
MECCA
Quality and
Service Our
44 Motto VP
JUNEAU DEPOT FOR
MECCA FIZZ
Special to the Emplro?Fcmmcr &
Rlttor havo another cargo of the fa
mous Nanalmo coal. 416-tf.
Everybody reads tho Empire. Ad
vertise In it
El:EEEEEEEEEEE;n
Strawberry
Tracts
We are placing on sale twen
ty nice level tracts of acreage i
located at Kfrkland, close to
I schools, stores, docks and lots
of neighbors. These tracts
are fine soil and Ideal for
garden truck and chicken
ranches; They are nicely lo
' cated close In and are a gilt
edge Investment. .Prices run
from $350 to $450 a tract
Terms $25 cash, $5 monthly.
We still have a few cloce
in business lots left at $375
on easy terms. Call at our
office for full particulars. We
are open until 9 p. m.
JUNEAU REALTY |
COMPANY
122 Front St.
C. Petlcvlch J. R. McNeil
Old Kentucky Bar
Hotel in Connection
Steam Heated
Family Orders Delivered Free
P. 0. Box 577, Phone 9t
Front St. Juneau, Alaska
Instruction on Violin and Hand Instruments*
Walter A. Coleman
Formerly musical director for five year# at tho
Orphcum Theatre, and at moat of the lending
Cafe# in Seattlo
I 'Phone 5-9. P. O. Box 673 j,j
NEW YORK I
EXCHANGE [j
Henry Olson, Prop.
WINES, LIQUORS AND
CIGARS
Land Seward Streets
JUNEAU, ALASKA f
MADE IN JUNEAU
Concrete Dry and Watertight Floors nnd Cel
lar#. Concrete plain and ornnm'ntnl Walls
and Fences, Concrete ribbed or travel finish
cd Sidewalks and Steps. All work jrunrnn teed.
? ESTIMATES AND PLANS FREE.
H. D. BOURCY,
Bos 344 "Contractor
ij JAsMcKannaTransfer I
| FREIGHT?COAL?BAGGAGE |
SADDLE HORSES FOR RENT
; ? Llglu and Heavy Hauling of all Kinds J 1
j! Office 127-129 Front St., phono 65 ?
William Pallister, M. DA,
Specialist in tho treatment of disease*
and dcformitloi of tho oyo and oar.
nose and throat
Offices: Fourth Floor. Goldstein Building
OITleo Phone ICO. Rmklcnee Phono 151.
DELMONICO
BEST PLACE IN THE CITY FOR GOOD
Oyster*, Crabs and Fish of all Kinds
GOOD STEAKS AND CHOI'S
: 'K' Dinnor ot Roanonnblc Prion
R. D.PICKETT
U. S. Mineral Surveyor
U. S. Deputy Surveyor
514 GOLDSTEIN BLDG., Juneau
Concrete Chimney Blocks!
Double-Lock- Fire-Proof- Clinker- Concrete
Chimney. ' (NOT CINDER OR COKE.)
12x14 in. Flue 6x8 in.
!5lz<M, 14x14 In. " 8x8 in.
Concrete Products Mfg. Co.
Next to Colo's Express.
TRY THEM?
Goldstein's Emporium has the
agency for those famous Oglo eggs.
Every one" dated and guaranteed.?
f3-19-tf.)
! "Big, Fresh
Shipment"
of those delightful confections of?
LIGGETTS,
FENWAY and
GUTH?
They are all of the better kind.
The Rollablo Roxall Store.
GENTLEMEN!
When your wnrdrobo be
comes depleted, remember that
there is a tailoring establish
ment on Third street, second
door from the postofllco, that
will replenish your wardrobo
for you. All clothes turned out
from this shop aro made on
the premises and bear the guar
anty of the house that they aro
First Class and up-to-date.
V. WOLLAND, Merchant Tailor
3rd St., Second Door from P.O.
Phone 66
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BERGMANN DINING ROOM
New Management-- Better Than Brer
BREAKFAST 6:00 a. m. to 11:00 a. n.
LUNCH - - 12:00 a. m. to 1:30 p. a.
DINNER - - 5:30 p. m. to 7:00 p. m.
RATES SI.00 A DAY
BcrjJmann Hotel Dining Room
FRANK GEIIRING, Miujtr
ANOTHER BIG SPECIAL.
Special for a few days at Gold
stein's?three cans of tomatoes for a
qunrter. (6-4-2L)
PUBLIC STENOGRAPHER
MISS M. MARKLEY
ROOM 8. MALONEY BLOCK
CARE REMINGTON TYPEWRITER COMPANY
PHONE 289
JUNEAU. ALASKA
| pfAFfO^ANDPIANQPLAYERS |
_ 1 \-r *?) Bdison Diamond Disc Phonographs, ^
:: COLUMBIA TALKING MACHINES. VICTOR VICTROLAS i:
.. ... ??? i ? ? i.I il <?
<? 15,000 Record* for All Machines. Sheet Music, Small Muilcal Initramcntt $
| JUNEAU MUSIC HOUSE 1
Elmer E. Smith, Prop. THREE STORES. J. P. L. Graves, Mgr. ?
? Rexnll Drug Store, Douglas. Front Street Drug Store, Douglas
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