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VOL. V., NO. 594. JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 1915. . PRICE TEN CENTS.
? ^ I . . I ?iiliT ^ TViih, I, ^ 1.. ^ ^ I ^ -
FIGHT FOR PURCHASE
MONEY FOR RAILROAD
DOESNT AFFECT WORK
WASHINGTON. June 16.?Discuss
Ing the suit to seure a portion of th<
proceeds of the sale of the Alaska
Northern railway by those Interestec
in the old Alaska Central railway
Secretary of Interior Franklin K. Lan<
said that It will in no wise affect th<
government's interest in the transac
tion.
"It Is a suit." said Mr. Lane, "be
tween parties who are interested Ir
the division of the purchase price
and there is no question raised as tc
the legality of the transfer of the Al
aska Northern to the government.
"It appears to me that those whc
brought suit are not satisfied with th<
arrangement made for the division 01
the proceeds, and fear that they wil
not get their Just share of the money
to be paid by the government. 11
will not. therefore, interfere with the
government's plan for the purchase 01
the road. The government will turr
the purchase price over to a receiver
if the court appoints one, and will
take title just as if no suit had beer
brought."
Suit Started Yesterday.
WASHINGTON. June 16. ? By ar
order issued yesterday afternoon by
Justice Wendell P. Stanfford. of the
District of Columbia Supreme Court
Secretary of the Interior Franklin K
Lane. Secretary of the Treasury Will
iam G. McAdoo end Treasurer Johr:
- Burke and the American Security
and Trust company are cited
to show cause Friday morning why a
restraining order should not be Is
sued to prevent them from paying t<
the Canadian vendors of the Alaska
Northern rallawy any part of the ^1.
150.000 the government has agreed tc
pay for that property, and why a re
cciver should not be appointed to dis
tribute this money under the ordcc
of the court among various parties
claiming an interest in the property
as their interest may appear.
The suit is brought in behalf of E.
A. Shedd and company and Johu R.
Thompson, of Chicago, holders of
$300,000 worth of the old bonds of tho
Alaska Central railway.
ALASKA RAILROAD
EMPLOYS 1000 MEN
?+?
"There are 2,000 people living ir
tents at Anchorage, and 1.000 men cm
ployed in the vicinity of that place or
the railroad." said J. E. Moulton. whc
has just returned from there. "There
is little building going on for the rea
son that the townsite will have to be
changed." he continued. "Those whc
are on the ground now are on the
railroad townsite. A governmenl
townslte is being surveyed on the op
* positc side of Ship creek, and will be
available before long. Until thai
time there will be very little building
There are only three wood buildings
in town."
Mr. Moulton says that while the gov.
ernment railroad has employed more
men than it expected, there are still
idle men at Anchorage, and he rec<
ommends that no one go there seek
ing employment.
The survey of the townsite is being
conducted by Frank Warner.
CAPTAIN IRVING
TO DEVELOP MINE
?*?
Capt. John Irving, at ono time own
er of the Canadian-Pacific N'aviga
tion Company, which later became th<
Canadian-Pacific Railway Company
arrived in Juneau last night, on hii
way to Valdez to open up the Hum
mer and Hobo group of quartz claims
Capt. Irving made connections witl
the Westward-bound steamship Mari
posa. at Thane.
Capt. Irvlng's Valdez representa
tives sent out several sacks of on
from the claims, and the assev retun
as shown by the Canadian govern
raent's assay office in Victoria. B. C.
were exceedingly promising. Capt
Irving owns considerable mining prop
crtv in the Whltehorse district.
J. H. McKENZIE, OF
ALASKA-JUNEAU, HERi
J. H. McKenzie, associated witl
President P. W. Bradley of th<
Treadwell mine, in the control of th<
stock of the Alnska-Juneau mine, am
a consulting engineer for the allie<
Treadwell companies, is a guest a
the Alaskan Hotel, having arrive
yesterday from San Francisco.
President Bradley will arrive latei
possibly the latter part of this montt
and until then plans of the Alaska-Ji
neau for the season will not be ar
nounced.
STOCK QUOTATIONS.
NENW YORK. June 1?. - Alask
Gold closed today at 3S: Chino. 46%
Ray, 25%: TJtah Copper. 68%: Buttt
Superior. 71%.
Copper was quoated at 20%.
+ WEATHER TODAY
* Maximum?69.
* Minimum?45.
+ Rainfall?.12 in.
* Partly cloudy.
?HX. BRADFORD
; RESIGNS FROM
; BORDER LINE CO.
?+?
SEATTLE. Juno 16? H. C. Brad
( ford, truffle manager of the Border
Line Transportation company, has
> tendered his resignation, to be effec
? tlve July 1st. Bradford was traffic
manager of the old Northland Trans
, portation company at the time of the
r consolidation of that company with
J the Border Lino company.
: YACHT CYPRUS ?
J ENDS VISIT HERE
[ Ending a three-day visit to Gastin
eau chaiinel, during which tlmo Pres
ident Charles Hayden and Vico Pres
ident D. C. Jackling inspected the de
, velopmcnt of the Alaska Gastineau
. Mining company's mine, mill and
,' power units, the Jackling yacht Cy
prus, under command of Capt. Lewis
' and Daniels, steamed for Kensington
at 5 o'clock this morning. General
Manager B. L. Thane did not accom
i pany the party to Kensington.
I i Today Col. Jackling and Mr. Hay
' den will make a trip through the
_! Kensington workings. Late this af
(i ternoon the Cyprus will proceed to
Skagway. Tomorrow morning Col.
jJackling's guests on the trip will on
(Jj<Jy a ride to Summit, over the White
Pass & Yukon railroad, arrange
ments for a special train having been
. made by Supt. V. I. Hahn of the W.
P. Co. Tomorrow night the Cyprus
. ? will leave Skagway for Sitka, arriv
! ing there Friday morning. On Fri
j day night the yacht will leave for Se
attle, reaching there Monday. The
members of the party will return to
San Francisco on the Jacltlijig and
> Hayden private cars.
The members of the Jackling party
i who are making their first visit to
the Northland expressed their de
J light of the Southeastern portion, from
| a scenic standpoint, although the rain
!of the past two days marred their
stay while here. The party consists
of Col. and Mrs. D. C. Jackling. Mr.
' and Mrs. R. W. Salisbury and Mr.
' and Mrs. J. Frank Judge of Salt Lake.
? Dr. and Mrs. H. C. Mofllt and Mr. and
' Mrs. Mountford Wilson of San Fran
? cisco. Charles Hayden, Edward A.
' Clark and Lothrop Ames of Boston,
: and Miss Alice Mofflt, Master James
? Molflt. Master Russell Wilson and
! Master Richard Lee.
A party of Juneauites were guests
of Col. and Mrs. Jackling. aboard the
i Cyprus last evening. They were Mr.
and Mrs. G. T. Jackson. Mr. and Mrs.
? S. Evans Hodge. Mr. and Mrs. W. S.
' B&yless. Dr. and Mrs. Leonard 0.
Sloane. Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Wettrick
? and Bart L. Thane.
COAL CLAIMS
: ARE REJECTED
?*?
Notice has been received by the lo
cal land office of a decision of the
commissioner of the general land of
; fice affirming their decision in the
. case of the United States vs the Al
aska Smokeless Cool companys appli
cation for a group of coal claims in
the Bering river district.' known as
, the "Feed Group," which aggregate
about 1000 acres.
| The government charged that in the
original locations eight coal claims
were involved and that the locators
' hac failed to open up a coal mino on
each claim. The local officers found
that the government had failed to sus
tain its charge of fraud as to all of
, the locators except one. and this one
j had admitted the fraud.
The flndings of the local office
brought out the fact that a clear state
ment of the facts of the case was not
[ possible for the reason that tho loca
tors were natives of Norway and
Sweden and unfamiliar with the Eng
lish language. The Commissioner
r recognizes this difficulty and concedes
^ that it should be given considerable
e weight in connection with the fraud
charged by the government Further
j investgatton showed that the affida
! vlts of the several locators secured in
t 190$ .and which constituted the
j gnivemen of the fraud charges, were
made under the handicap of want of
. knowledge of English.
t' Rejection of the applications, how
ever, was chjcfly due to the fact that
, the locators failed to comply with the
law by opening up the required mine
on each claim. None of tho locators
had spent more than $10.50 on his
? claim.
_ .
I AMERICANS BUILDING
THREE BIG STEAMSHIPS
NEW YORK. June 16.?Contract!
* have been obtained by the Carnegie
*? Steel Company for 13,000 tons of steel
{? i for three ocean Steamships, which
?> | will be built In Eastern yards. Two ol
{? the vessels are for the Mexican Navi
gation company, and the other is as
? oil tank ship.
PROGRESS UP
TO SNUFf SAYS
PRESJ1AYDEN
Doctoring that progress In the Al
aska Gastlneau mining projects in Al
aska arc fulfilling all expectations,
ami praising In unstinted measure the
work of General Manager B. L, Thano,
Charles Hayden, muHlmllllonaire
Bostonlan, president of the Alaska
Gold Mines company, which la the
holding company ror the Gastlneau,
last evening to The Empire talked
briefly of matters as he found them
during the three days that he and Col.
D. C. Jackllng looked over their in
terests here.
"Having missed my annual trip
last year, due to the declaration of
the European war just as we were
starting for Alaska, 1 am naturally
doubly impressed at the construction
and development which has gono on
since my last visit, both at our prop
erty and Juneau generally," Mr. Hay
den said. "The development under
ground at the Perseverance mine and
the surface construction of all tho
plant reflects the greatest credit on
Mr. Thane and all his associates for
comprehensiveness, expedition and
thoroughness.
"Tho,Qreatoat Gold Mine."
"It certainly, should bo as gratify
ing to tho people of Juneau as it is
to us to feel that this city is the
homo of what is now definitely sure
the greatest individual gold mine In
the world.. Already treating 3,000
tons of ore a day, its mill should be
in full operation by tho end of the
year, treating its capacity of 12,000
tons daily.
"Nothing but the element of time is
now essential for our increasing the
mill to 20,000'tons daily, as fast as
underground development and wator
power development can be done. Our
first installation at Annex Creek Is
well underway and our second will be
started within 12 months. It should
be gratifying to your people to know
so well the legitimacy of mining
as a construction industry, to know
that New York and the East in gener
al is gradually waking up to the fact,
so that capital In larger units is now
much more easily obtained for the
putting on sound operating basis good
mining properties, whether gold, cop
per or zinc.
Always Ready to Invest
"A year ago the war caused a sud
den shock which temporarily caused
a very low price for copper and zinc,
but today no Industry is more profit
able than that of metal mining. Mr.
Jackllng and I ore not in tho business
of gambling in prospects, though that
Is perfectly legitimate for the Individ
ual; but when anyone can develop a
prospect to show it has an ore body
that makes It a basis for a big com
mercial operation, wo will be glad to
supply tho capital and equipment and
operating staff necessary to "get the
best it has In it, out of it."
AMMUNITION COST
IS INCREASED
War in Europe with its consump
tion of American powder and ammu
nition has reached the pocket books
of Alaska hunters and sportsmen.
When J. E. Moulton. Alaska repre
sentative of the Seattle Hardware Co.,
arrived home last night from a trip
to tho Westward, he found telegrams
awaiting him announcing that tho am
munition factories had advanced
prices 10 per cent.
The raise in ammunition cost ap
plies all along the line, including ri
fle. shotgun and revolver cartridges,
powder, shot, etc. It became effec
tive June 14th all over the United
States.
The war In Europe, and the im
mense orders that it is providing is
assigned as the cause of tho in
crease. Tho ammunition factories
had to pay more for copper and pow
der than previously, and they havo
had to increase their output so rapid
ly that untrained men havo been em
ployed, and the cost of production has
been Increased.
HAINES IS FARMING
CENTER OF ALASKA
"Haines is becoming more and
more Southeastern Alaska's agricul
tural center," says J. W. Combs, of
that place, who Is in Juneau as a
members of the Jury. "The acreage in
produce and berries this year is
greater than ever It was before, and
the yield promises to bo good.
Haines' principal industry now Is ag
riculture."
"The Haines strawberry crop is just
coming in." continued Mr. Combs,
"and It will be larger and better than
. ever. Haines will also havo more po
tatoes, cabbages, turnips, rutabagas
and other products to sell this year
i than she had last yoar. As was tho
; caso last year, we expect Juneau to
be our best market."
Mr. Combs says tho increased de
mand for copper is encouraging to
; the people of Haines. "If the demand
should continue and the price of cop
i per remain In the vicinity of 20 cents
! we fool that our Rainy Hollow copper
I properties will be developed before
l long," ho said.
Tho Empire guarantees its adver
1 tisers the largest circulation Of any
newspaper in Alaska. -
CHE iO
SI I IS
AT AN END
CHICAGO, June 16. ? The great
street car strike was called off at 5
o'clock today. All points at isauc will
be settle^ by arbitration. The opera
tion of cars on all lines will be re
sumed as quickly ao the striking men
can be notified of the end of the strike
and get to the car barns to take out
their cars.'
The agreement to arbitrate that end
ed a strike which has tied up all el
ectric transportation for two days.
The arbitration was agreed upon by
the section of Mayor William Hale
Thompson as the third member of the
arbitration board.
The question of arbitration has been
the main question at Issue since the
tie-up.
The damage caused by the strike
was not great, and there was very
little rioting. The police handled the
situation without causing friction.
JIMAUAHEAD
Juneau and Treadwell arc playing
baseball at Treadwell this afternoon.
Tho score at the end of the sixth In
ning was as follows:
Juneau ...... 2 0 1 0 0 1?4
Treadwell.. 0 0 0 0 1 0?1
Fry Is In the box for JuncaU. Pitt
man relieved Kllleen for Treadwell in
tho fifth Inplng.
reception for
bishop luccocr
' here tonight
A reception under the auspices of
the ladles of the Methodist Episcopal
church will be Riven to Bishop Nap -
thall Luccock and the Misses -uc
cock at the church tonight. A gener
al invitation haR been extended to the
PUBl8h0P Luccock and his
arrived yesterday afternoon on the
met them at that place. Uc\. and Mrs.
SScUll arc :licit hosts whtl,I they
are In Juneau. They arc planning a
trip to Taku glacier for tomorrow
Bishop Luccock will lenxc
Skagwav Friday, and front there he
will leave for the Westward on the
will leave Juneau on the. Ahum on
next Monday. Joining BIshop Luccock
at Skngway. They will probahlj go
as far as Anchorage before returning,
stopping at Cordova. Valdoz and Se -
ard enroute.
grand jury ^r,nnsd1ctments
Four indictments werc reported to
day by the grand jury, through F ore
man Elmer E. Smith.
Sam Vuch was indicted on
JJS ?( twult .lib ? dangerous
weapon upon Arthur Uiondeau: A.
EESi tor wrstor,? In the ?
A E. Bilodeau; Robert Ttupet
shooting with Intent, to kill, and Ro
and H. Martin for injury to personal
propert. Qu)t claims.
Quit claim deeds wore died thin
morning In the office of the record
as follows: G. C. Jones to the Alaska
Tuneau Gold Mining Co.. transferring,
fte K claim north of Snorvsltdc Culeh.
ami from Neal Handey to the
company for the P c.atm west
Snowslldo gulch.
Fines.
H. Anderson, Carl Nelson and I.Uy,
Nelson (native) were each fined ? ?
SSs morning by City MagistrateA.
W Fox on the charge of drunken ill.
order Lily Nelson stated that she
had received the firewater from A J.jl'v
anese. but all efforts to locate him
have failed. The girl war. released .01
promise of good behavior.
Default Judgement.
A default Judgment was this morn
ing issued by Judge Jennings^
vor of Walno Klhlstrom.
resented by Z. R. OtoW M
to recover wages due for laboi m a
tegtfng camp on Kresh
The amount of the
142.88 pins the costs of action. Th .
i defendants failed to respond to a-sum
1 ntons last month.
TUNGSTEN ORE BRINGS ?
HIGHEST PRICE OF YEARS
NEW YORK, June '6.?The chief
purchasers of tungsten in tlffi Colorac ?
market, are offering *9 per unit for
tungsten, the highest price, since -
spring of 1906. and compared with
$7.80 in April.
bonds
SSanlxctongcra.cloclu.te.au^
gestlonr for affording relict ?1J?
vtding opportunities ? '
payment of STpUlclPa. and Inter
eBt on the next war loan aught _
made payablo at mint par., ^
in New York. Montreal, or Toronto
WJ.BRYANSEES
CHANCIEORU.S.
TO HELP WORLD
?.J.?
WASHINGTON, June 16.?William
J. Bryan in the first section of his
statcmont on what he characterized
"The Causeless War," given out to
day, prophesied that "the greatest
peace-making oppordnity in all his
tory is certain to come'to the United
States.'j Ho declared that "there will
be a demand for an international con-1
fCrcnce with the return of peace to I
change tho rules of international |
law," which, he said, "seem to have i
been mado for nations at war rather 1
than for nations at peace."
Mr. Bryan--said that tunder the J
stress and strain of the titanic strug
gle in which they are engaged, the
statement says each side has felt
itself justified in encroaching upon
the rights of neutrals."
The socond section of Mr. Bryan's
statement will be announced tomor
row.
RUSSIA ORDERS MORE
AMERICAN STEEL RAILS
NEW YORK. June 16.?The. Lacka
wanna Steel Company has received an
order from a Chinese Eastern Railway,
which is n part of the Russian rail
way system for 5,000 tons of rail and
all fixtures, include angle bars, plates
etc.. The shipments will start Im
mediately. The 21,000 tons of rails
purchased by Russia for shipment to
Archangel, preciously announced have
all been delivered.
JUNEAU IS PRAISED
BY NOTED MASON'
With a good word for Juneau, her
people, and her "matchless scenery.
William Homnn, prominent New \ ork
manufacturer, who is also a t hirty -
third degrco Mason, left for Skagw y
last night, on his way to Fairbanks
and Nomtr. by way of the Yukon riwir
route. He was- accompanied by his
sister. Mrs. Magdalene Kropc, with
whom lie bus traveled through every
State in the Union, through South
America, and through Europe and
Asia. Ho will be back through Ju
neau on the steamship Victoria, late
this summer.
."1 realize that as yet 1 have only
?peered through the key-hole of Alsuj;
ka, and l am sure that when ih> trip
is over, and 1 have seen part of the
great Yukon and Interior, and all the, ?
coast towns, Including Nome, I per
baos will be able to tell my friends
down east something authentic about
your wonderland."
Mr. Homnn confesses that few peo
ple in the East know the truth about
Alaska. "Why 1 thought Sitka was
about'an eight-four run from Juneau;
that I could get tf boat at any time
of day: or night, go to Sitka, spend
eight hours there.'and get back, all
In a day. And I had intended making
a : 24-hour trip to tho former capital,
to tfgc'it. until 1. reached Juneau and
was told that it was impossible. -
Is Noted Lecturer
? Mr. Homan is noted in the Masonic
lodge for his lectures and writings.
He is the author of "The Ancient Ac
cepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry,
and "tiie Scottish Rite and the (.or
nenu Wrong" for which lie was hon
ored with a vote of thanks by the In
ternational conference of Masonic su
preme councfo at Brussels in June.
1907. "He has been a Mason for - >
years. Hte activity in the Scottish
Kite earned for him the nomination
for ami election to the thiry-thlrd do
gre'e at a session'-in Chicago in 1893.
In 1894 he was enrolled, in the ?
tlicrn Jurisdiction of Masonry, there
I are but 58 thirty-third degree Masons.
: He is an active member of the su
preme council, of the Masons. North
ern Jurisdiction, an honorary member
of the thirty-third degree council of
the Southern Jurisdiction, and honor
ary member of the councils of Canada,
Mexico, Colon, (for Cuba). Bra/. 1,
cKlloT Peru, Argentine. Belgium, Italy
and Portugal, and a rc^e^at ve to
the supreme council of the thirty
third" degree Masons of Brazil, Ecua
dor. Belgium and Grand Lodge of Ld
inburgh. Scotland.
Knows First Elk Initiated.
' Mr 'Tlo'man Is said by bis friends to
have a most remarkable memory,
botli for faces, and for names, yes
terday at the Elks Club he told of hav
ing met ami known the first member
of the Elks Lodge to be initiated, \V il
liam Lloyd Bowron. the ? Number
One" of New York lodge No. 1. He
mot Bowron in- New York 14
ago, Bowron is now In his eight.
'^Mr Homan stopped off in Juneau to
meet Judge Royal A. Gunnison, whom
he has personally known for the past
twenty venrs. He delighted the local
bodies of Masonry last ^eek at a
'special'"session, lecturing on The par
Freemasonry plays in tbe governn cn
of the- United States." Monday night
at the" Elks' Flag Day exercises he
lectured on "The Evolution o the
Flag." during which he e*h,bl^d,
productions of every lag that has
waved over-' "America since tho dm
covert the nation by Columbus.
It was a rare treat for the large crowd
that attended the exercises.
WaG Award Judge at Fair.
Mr. Etonian spent the month of May
In San Francisco, having been chosen
as one of the members of the Interna
tional Jury of Award, Panama-Pacif
ic Exposition.
'?-v: ?*,'* ?
ITALIAN PLEET
SAILS UNDER
SECRETOROERS
ROME, Juno 16.?The Italian fleet
sailed under sealed orders from Tar
anto last night. Archbishop of the
ancient cathedral of St. Cataldo pro
nounced a patriotic ullocutlon calling
for victory.
No Inkling of-the destination of the
fleet has. been disclosed.
EMPEROR WILLIAM
TO VISIT ITALIAN FRONT;
PARIS, Jan. 16.?Official announce
ment is reported to have been made in
Berlin that Emperor William will visit
the Austro-Itallan front within the
next fortnight to encourage the troops
by his presence.
ZEPPELINS MAKE
STRONG RAID
ON ENGLAND'
LONDON, June 16. ? One of the
strongest Zeppelin raids that has yet
occurred visited the northeast coast
of England last evening, and drop
ped bombs in various towns. Fifteen
deaths nre reported from the district
in question, and 15 were wounded.
Some fires were started by projectiles,
but this morning they had been over
come.
Allies Make Raid.
PARIS, June 16. ? Twenty-three
French aeroplanes dropped 130 bombs
on Karlsruhe, the capital of the
Dutchy of Baden. Eleven were kilt
ed and many fires were started.
GERMANY CALLS
-OUT 1916 CLASS
AMSTERDAM, June 16?A dispatch
from Cologne says that the recruits
for the 1916 class have been called to
the colors today by an order issued by
the German government. Under the
law .the class would bo called out Oc
tober 1st. The call today anticipates
the law, and recites that the young
men are required for the defense of
the country.
FRENCH TORPEDO
BOAT IS SUNK
CHERBOURG, France, June 16. ?
A French torpedo boat was sunk in
collision with the British steamship
Arlcya this morning. Six members
of the torpedo boat crew were
drowned.
RUSSIA PLANS NEW
RAILROAD IN THE NORTH
PETROGRAD, June 16.?The coun
cil of ministers has sanctioned the
construction of a railroad to cost $8,
500,000 from Kandnlnska, in the pro
vince of Archangel, across the Kola
peninsula, to the port of Kola; on the
Arcjtic ocean. This new line will
connect the Arctic with the railroad
system of Russia and give an other
outlet to a Russian seaport on the
North.
The port of Archangel is over 300
miles farther south than Kola.
CARNEGIE STEEL COMPANY
BREAKS MONTHLY RECORD;
PITTSBURGH. Juno 1C. ? Tho ree l
ord for a month's production was bro
ken at the plant of the Carnegie Steel
Company, at Now Casalc, Pa., in May,
when the output of steel ignots, reach
ed 70,000 tons. The previous high
mark was OS,000 tons made several
years ago. ?
BRITISH PLACE NEW
ORDER FOR POWDER
NEW YORK, June 16?T. A. Gilles
pie company of New York, affiliated
with the Union Powder company, of
Virginn, is stated to have an order
from the British government for 2,
000,000 pounds of smokeless powder,
tho first shipment, to be made before
August 15th. As a result an addition
is being erected at Mctuchen, New
Jersey in order to increase the capac
ity of the plant.
25,000 Working on War Orders
Work on tons of war materials, in
cluding hundreds of thousands of sots
of "first aid to the injured," which
altogether is giving employment to nt
least 25,00 persons, is* under way in
many of the big factories in Long Is
land City nnd .other sections of the
Queens.
GERMAN BANKS ARE
ENGAGED IN TRADE
BERLIN, June 16.? The leading
banks In Berlin have resumed trading
on Boerse, which, however, has not
been officially opened. No quotations
have as yet been allowed to be pub
lished nnd trading Is of an unofficial
character. The prices were fairly
firm.
DR. GERHARD SAID TO
BE DISGUISE FOR DR.
MEYER, GERMAN SPY
NEW YORK, June 16. ? The New
York Tribune today charged that Dr.
Meyer Gerhard, who guaranteed safe
conduct to Germany as an emissary
of Ambassador Count von Bernstorff,
is really Dr. Alfred Meyer, of the Ger
man privy council and chief of Ger
many's supply division. The Tribune
says that whllo In this country he at
tempted to purchase war supplies for
Germany and collected valuable infor
mation regarding the military prepar
edness of the United States.
The Tribune alleges directly, and
the facts set out In the story carry the
inference, that Count Von Bernstorff
and the attaches of the German em
bassy were parties to the deception
practiced on the American govern
ment.
INVESTIGATE TRIBUNE STORY.
Washington, June 16. ? The New
York Tribune's charges against Dr.
Meyer Gerhard are being Investigated
by the State Department simultane
ously with another version of the
story, which is that Dr. Alfred Mey
er, while not passing as Dr. Meyer
Gerhard, had been in the country and
sailed with the latter for Christlanla,
incognito. Both stories will be look
ed into.
DIPLOMATS SUSPICIOUS.
M. Jusserand, the French ambassa
dor, at the time of the departure of
Dr. Meyer Gerhard inquired closely at
the State Department as to the iden
tity of the man. Officials also recall
that British Ambassador Sir Cecil
Spring-Rice had suggested that there
was evidence of other activities by
Dr. Gerhard than Red Cross work.
STATE DEPARTMENT GAVE
LETTER.
The State Department, at the re
quest of Count Bernstorff, gave a let
ter to Dr. Gerhard.
"It was a letter," said Acting Sec
retary of State Robert Lansing today,
"that was given at the request of the
Gtrman Ambassador, stating that Dr.
Meyer Gerhard, who had been in this
country as a representative of the
German Red Cross, desired to return
to Germany."
GERHARD REACHES COPEN
HAGEN.
Copenhagen, June 16.?Meyer Ger
hard arrived here on the steamship
United States today. He was nerv
ous on meeting at the pier a large
crowd, including newspaper reporters
who sought to interview him, and
many foreigners. He disappeared
quickly In an automobile the minute
after he landed. He proceeded to the
German capital today.
CENSORSHIP IS
TIGHTENED ON NEWS
LONDON, June 16?A further tight
ening of the censorship, and the
stoppage of leaknges in many ways
have created a dearth of news from
the various battle fronts today. How
over, it is stated that lighting con
tinues along the whole Russian front,
from the Baltic southward to Rouman
ia, and that there have been no im
portant results.
Along West Front.
Along the west front, it is stated
that the war is proceeding as it has
for several weeks, with the Allies
generally and the French particularly
aggressive, and making slow progress
forward.
No news has been received of the
movements or eventualities on the
Italian front or at the Dardanelles.
LUSITANIA CARRIED NO
EXPLOSIVES IN CARGO
NEW YORK, June 16.?Charles P.
Sumner, general agent of the Cunard
line, confirming the previous state
ments of company agents that cases
of ammunition in the manifest of the
Lusltanin were empty shrapnel cases
and that the cartridges were for small
arms and listed as non-explosive, says:
"Any other statements that may be
made regarding ammunition or guns
on the I.usitania arc absolutely false.
Such goods may have been shipped on
other steamships to Europe but not
on the Lusitania.
ENGLAND AIDS IN
FINANCING ITALY
?4*
LONDON, Juno 16. ?The Chancel
loT of the British exchccqucr, accom
panied by the governor of the Bank
of England and Financial Secretary
of the Treasury, will meet the Italian
Financial Minister at Nice to discuss
the financial question arising from
Italy's entrance into the war.
RUSSIAN GRAND DUKE
CONSTANTINE IS DEAD
PETROGRAD, June 16. ? Grand
Duke Constantlne Constantincvich
president of the Imperial academy of
sciences and head of the department
of military schools, died today.
An "ad" in The Empire reaches ev
erybody.

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