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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. V., NO. 595. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 1915. PRICE TEN CENTS. r f ; : GERMAN SENTIMENT BECOMING FRIENDLY ! TOWARD AMERICANS) COPENHAGEN, June 17. ? Albert Ballin, director-general of the Ham burg-American Steamship company and close friend of Emperor William made a special trip to see the Emper or and to urge upon him the great im portance of the advisability of main taining peace with the United States. It is said that he represented to the Emperor that in his opinion it would be a fatal mistake for Germany to quarrel with America at this time. It is also said that the great shipping owner and managed is convinced, since the interview, that the German Em peror will stand for peace. GERARD SAYS GERMANS FOR PEACE. WASHINGTON. Juno IT. - That, public opinion in Berlin is rapidly i changing to an attitude more favora ble to the United States, and that the present state of the popular mind is favorable to a satisfactory adjust ment of the differences between the United States and Germany is the substance of a long cablegram receiv ed at the State Department last nightj from American Ambassador James W. | Gerard. The Berlin newspapers arej practically unanimous in contending' that the situation is one where there is ample basis to settle it through dip lomatic negotion. Berlin Paper Urges Settlement. BERLIN. June IT.?The papers of the eapital and other cities of Ger many have begun to discuss more1 freely the relations between the I United tSates and Germany, and the j sentiment that was divided at first has become practically unanimous' for peace. A two-column, doubte-leaded article in the Lokal Anzeiger. is typical. It j says: "President Wilson allowed his first j adviser, who had made known his pa c. deist theories, to depart in this crit-: i?p; hour. No compromise between their attitudes was possible therefore. "Attempts to reach a peaceful solu ion. nevertheless, should not be aban doned. This is not the counsel of, faint-her.rtedness. but of an earnest will not to make worse our political ? relations. "Considerations of humanity may, naturally be taken into consideration so far as the military situation and j the policy of the empire will permit., It easily may be believed that honora-, bio and unprejudiced negotiations be-: twecn the parties concerned may lead to an understanding. Neither party should sacrifice anything: neither needs to do so." ? TA1TS-PEACE PLAN CONVENTION MEETS ?4? PHILADELPHIA. June 17. - Men distinguished in many walks of life gathered today at Independence Hall in which the Declaration of Independ ence was signed almost 139 years ago. to consider the adoption of proposals for a league of peace, and to decide what steps should be taken with the view of obtaining the support of the public opinion and the governments of the world. The meeting was called by the Na tional Provisional Peace committee, which includes well known publicists, educators, peace advocates, editors and economists, and was presided, over by former President William H.: Taft. The plan for the convention is largely the idea of former President; Taft. and it is stated that it has the: unofficial endorsement, and the active interest of President Woodrow Wil-i son. Taft Thinks Plan Feasible. PHILADELPHIA. June 17. ? For-; mer President William H. Taft. in an j address here last night, urged that after the close of the present war in Europe the nations of the world form an unofficial peace league to investi gate and report upon all disputes aris-, ing between countries. He said that' it is unthinkable that nations should settle differences by war entailing death and devastation such as is re-, suiting from the present conflict in | Europe. ? INSANE PATIENT DIES. Megel Balibrera. sent to Morning . ide Sanitarium from Juneau in June, 1914. died on June 10. from tuberculo-' sis. according to advice- received by Secretary W. W.'Shorthill. of the Oov- ? ernor's office. The burfa wals held in ? Multonomah cemetery. A NEW ARRIVAL. A daughter was born to Mr. and! Mrs. Isaac Johnson, in St. Ann hospi tal yesterday. The mother and child are doing nicely. l <? 4- -:- 4- 4* 4- v ?> ?> ?> ?> ? 4- 4 ?> 4 * WEATHER TODAY * <? Maximum?75. * 1 4* Minimum?43. + ?I- CLEAR ! * .j.****** ?>*** + + ?} * + 4 BRYAN SETS TO REST DOUBTS OE HIS FRIENDSHIP WASHINGTON. Juno 17.? Assert ing that preparedness for war revokes rather than prevents war and alleg ing that the present upheaval in Eu rope was the result of the false phil osophy that "might makes right," Wil liam J. Bryan today issued tho second soction of his statement, and pre sents an argument against the mili tary preparation of the United States that Is being urged in so many quarters. Unstinted Praise for Wilson. Any doubt that might have been en tertained as to the attitude of .Mr. Bryan toward President Wilson was set at rest by his statement today, which gives unstinted praise to the patriotism, wisdom and peaceful in tentions of the President. He lauds the attitude and course of the Presi dent during the international emer gency that has risen. , No Excuse for War Preparations. In part. Mr. Bryan's statement says: "It" any Nation is without excuse for entering into a mad rivalry with the belligerent nations in preparation for war it is the United States. We are protected on either side by thous-' amis of miles of ocean, and this pro tection is worth more to the United States than any number of battle ships. "We have the additional protection in the fact that is known to everyone that we have the men to form an army of defense if we are ever at tacked. and it is known, also that we have the money to maintain and j equip an army?more money bv far; than we would have if the surplus j earnings of the people had been in-1 vested in armqment. "We not only do not need addition al preparation for war but we are, fortunate in net having it. since it seems impossible for a nation to bavo what is called prepareduess without j having along with it a disposition to j use Its preparedness on the slightest provocation. "The leading participants in the present war in Europe are nations I that were best prepared, and I fear that It would have been difllcult for| the United States to keep out of this war if we should have been as well: prepared as they are. More Praise for Wilson. "It is a happy thing for our nation that we have in the White House at j this time a President who believes In setting the world a good example in-; stead of following a bad example j which the world sets at this time, j What an unspeakable misfortune It' would have been if at such an hour, as this tho nation had been under the! leadership of a President inflamed by the false philosophy which has plung-' ed Europe into the abyss of war." BRYAN TO SPEAK AT CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR MEET CHICAGO. June 17.?The resigna tion of- Secretary of State William J. Bryan assures his coming to the World's Christian Kndeavor conven tion to he held In the Coliseum July 7 to 13, according to Chicago Chris tian Kndeavor workers. All the announcements hitherto sent out from the convention head quarters in the association building have said that both President Wilson and Secretary tlrvan would be speak ers "if affairs of State permit." Because Bryan is now free from all responsibility for "affairs of state." the managers of the convention have announced positively that he will be present. MISS WILLIAMS TO BE BRIDE OF LYNN B. ADSIT Announcement of the engagement; of Miss Agnes F. Williams to Lynn B. Adsit has just been made to their in timate friends, and Mr. Adsit is building an attractive hopie near the Price homestead on the government road to Salmon Creek. The date of the wedding has not been definitely decided upon, but it will probably bo late in July or early in August, upon Mr. Adsit's return from a business trip to Southwestern Alaska. The bride-elect came here from Oregon four years ago. jind has won a host of friends in Juneau. She is a sister of Mrs. S. L. Burton, and at the present time is employed in the United Slates land office. Mr. Adsit is one of the successful young businessmen of Juneau. Upon the death of his father. O. H. Odsit. several years ago. he succeeded to his brokerage business, and at the present time is associated with Ben C. Delzelle in the wholesale jobbers' trade. L. B. Bach of Taku harbor is a guest at the Cain. Mrs. George Butzer expects to leave soon for a visit to the States. GEN. CARRANZA TURNS DOWN VILLUS PLANSj ij. .j, A i ? ? + AMERICAN MARINES + * OFF FOR MEXICO * ? + 4? San Diego, June 17.?With 4? + three companies of the Fourth ? ? regiment U. S. marine corps, ? ? totaling 300 men. the armored ? cruiser Colorado. Admiral How- ?> ard's flagship, sailed from hero ?> ? for Lower California with in- + ? struct ions to dispatch his men ? ? inland 20 miles if necessary ? to protect Americans from the + + Yaqui Indians. ? ? ? ?J? #J? ?% ?*? ?J? ?Jt ?J? WASHINGTON, June 17. -Gen. Carranza has notified the United States government that he will not entertain the peace proposals of Gen. Villa and Gen. Zapata, who have sug gested that there be a truce while proposals looking to the peace of Mex ico may be discussed. Gen. Carranza intimates that he will keep up the light for the pacifi cation of Mexico by his army. lie claims now to control the major part of the people of Mexico, and far more territorial area than any other leader, and intimates that the United States should recognize his faction as the strongest and the one best pre pared to give stablo government in Mexico. , BANISH SHIPS REFUSED REGISTER AS AMERICANS ?+? WASHINGTON. June 17?The Unit ed States government yesterday re fused to permit the transfer of seven Danish steamships to American reg ister because it did not appear that they .ire owned by Americans. The feeling that Aemricnn ships arc to be made immune from German submarine attacks is causing many in quiries as to the method of procedure to transfer foreign ships to American register. SEATTLE'S POPULATION IS NOW 330.834 PERSONS SEATTLE. .luno 12. ? Government rcportH from the census division of the department of commerce give Se attle a population of 330,834 persons. This is an increase of 17,805 since j July 1 lust year, and 8,903 since Jan-' nary 1. 1913. The new estimate was received yes-' terdav by Health Commissioner Mc Bride from W. I,. Austin, acting ill-j rector of the bureau of census, die vital statistics of Seattle for 1915 will be based on this report. The figure will be used by the government in re vising vital statistics for city and State. HUMBOLDT SAILS. SEATTLE, June 17?The Humboldt sails tonight at nine o'clock. Among her passengers will be Warren Brown., H. C. Pcttit. ('has. Nagel, P. M. Mul len and wife. Fred Cliff, 0. T. Crosby, Oscnr Etten and three steerage for 1 Juneau. For Douglas?Mrs. IV. A. Kripaeh-, ne. C. Toretto and one steerage. STOCK QUOTATIONS. NEW YORK. June 17. ? Alaska Gold closed today at 375s; Chlno, 46%; Ray, 21 %: Utah Copper. 67%; Butte-Superior, 71. Copper is quoted today at 20%. THOUSAND DOLLARS RAISED FOR "1TH" The sports branch of the Fourth of July celebration committee will meet tonight in Grover C. Winns law office. A proposition has been made the committee, by a miner at Perse verance to dive off the Pacific Coast coal bunkers if a reward of $50 is given him. The distance Is about 100 feet, to slack water. Other matters will be taken up by the committee. There will be am ple funds for the sporting events, as the committee lias already raised a thousand dollars by popular sub scription. It is planned to have the races and other athletic events at Re creation Park. MOTION FOR NONSUIT IN THE KNEEBONE CASE i.. At the close of the plaintiff's cnso in the suit of "William Kneebone against the Alaska Gastineau Co. this afternoon a motion for non-suit was 01ed._ Judge Jennings has the mat ter under advisement and will .an nounce his decision tomorrow morn ing. <? ?> *!? + ? ? ? + + + t ??!?<? + ?> * ? INVESTIGATING DR. * ? GERHARD STORY * ? New York. June 17.?An offl- + <? cinl investigation was started + <? today by lawyers representing + ? the United States government ? ? into the alleged dual personal- * ?5* ity of Dr. Meyer Gerhard. ? <? The Tribune again vouches ? ? ' for the truth of Its story. -t VALUATION INCREASES $400,000 Tho assessed valuation of Juneau has increased about $400,000 accord ing to tho figures prepared by City Assessor A. A. Cubbs, who has prac tically completed the valuations for assessment purposes for tho fiscal year that is now beginning. The as sessed valuation of tho city for the present year totals $0.268,GC6, with 018,400 exemptions, making a total net valuation of $3,250,260. The real ,estate valuations aggregate $2,454, 230, and thepcrsoual property, $814. 43C. The total valuations last year, after the board of equalization had got through with tho work was $2, S50.000. These figures will doubtless he changed by tho board of equalization next month. The city council consti tutes tho board of equalisation, and it will begin its sessions as such July 12th and continuo sessions each day between the hours of 2 and 4 o'clock each day until the 16th. However, it is believed that the chnnge will bo slight, and the final total valuation is almost as likely to be more as it is less than fhe amount represented by the figures of the city assessor. VICTORIA "BEES" THROW UP SPONGE VICTORIA. B. C.. June 17. ? The Victoria baseball club in the North western league today forfeited its franchise when the players refused to accept the cut in salaries. Joshua Kingman, owner of the club, refused longer to finance the team. It is not known to what city the franchise will be transferred. Victoria has cut '(111110 a figure in the pennant race so far, but the at tendance at the games has been poor, as in Vancouver. GREAT BRITAIN TO MAKE NEW LOAN LONDON. June 17. ? Premier As <iuith today announced that Pariia- [ inent will be asked Monday to vote a new loan of $1,750,000,000. 3LOCKADE ON "*\C Al NSV ASIA MINOR POINTS WASHINGTON June 17?Ambassa dor Walter G. Sharp, of Paris has no tified the State Department that the French government had announced Its intention to maintain a blockade of the coast of Asia Minor. Jointly with the British government. ENGLAND AND ITALY ? AGREE UPON FINANCES LONDON. June 17. A Rome dis patch says that England and Italy have agreed upon a plan of fianancial co-operation by which Italy will be as sisted in financing its participation in the war. ROUMANIA MAY GET IN WAR IN THE FALL PARIS, June 17.?A Bucharest spec ial says that Roumania is simply in | wait for a completion of the harvest j before sho enters the war. The peo-1 pie are keen for war. STEEL TRUST COMPANIES CANNOT HAVE JITNEYS ?*? HARRISBURG. Pa.. June 17? Gov. Brumbaugh vetoed tho bill passed by the Pennsylvania legislature designed to permit street railway companies to operate jitney busses. CHAMP CLARK'S SON IS TO WED SOON ?I* COLUMBIA, Mo.. Juno 17.?The en gagement of Miss Helen Morton Rob nett, of Columbia, and Bennett Clark, son of Champ Clark, speaker of the national house of representatives, was announced today. The wedding date has not been set. NEW YORKER INVENTS ONE-MAN SUBMARINE ' NEW YORK. Juno 17?Professor H. C. Parker of Now York, physicist, claims to have invented a submersible motor boat capable of discharging a single torpedo and being operated by one man. He believes that 1,000 of these craft would bo sufficient to do (lend the Atlantic coast. IOWA SLAYER IS GUILTY OF MURDER DESMOINES. la.. June 17.?Henry Schmidt was found guilty of murder yesterday for killing his uncle and aunt. Henry N. Stokes and wife, near this place. They had quarreled ovcri land matters. BILLIARDIST ATTEMPTS TO KILL FAMILY AND SELF! SEATTL15, June 17.?Calvin Dem-, arest, the noted billiardist. and his wJfe are believed to bo dying, and Mrs. Hahnoman Demurest, mother of Calvin Demnrcst. is sufferiug from knife wounds. The tragedy 13 sup posed to bo the work of Demurest committed in a moment of tempo rary insanity. (BRITISH LOSE BIG BATTLESHIP!! AGAMENNON * ? ? * * + ****** * * ? * SOMETHING ABOUT AGA- * MENNON. * * Tlio Agnmonnon 1b a battle- * * ship, sister craft to the Lord * * Nelson, launched In 1908; 16.- * 500 tons displacement; cost * * $8,025,325; main hatter, four * * 12-ln. and 24 12-poundcr guns; * 4- 19 knots speed, and a complc- ? * ment of 865 ofllcerB and men. * .;. *** *?? 4* ??* 4* 4* *?* 4* 4* v 4' %? 4* v *'? 4* 4* AMSTERDAM, June 17?A dispatch from Constantinople says a Turkish aviator has reported having observed a warship of the Agamennon type aground at Kefala bay. Island of lm bros. The deck of the vessel, he said, was almost completely sub merged. The Island of Imbros Is off the en trance to the Dardanelles strait. A story published recently that the Agamennon "had been sunk by the Turks was categorically denied by the British government. BRITISH SINK THREE TURK TRANSPORTS Athens, June 17. ? Three Turkish transports, laden with Turkish troops, were sunk by a British submarine in the Dardanelles, according to a Mu droj. dispatch received here today. The dispatch made no mention of the fate of the soldiers on the transports, but it was stated that they were de stroyed Wednesday. TURKS ARE REPULSED. London, June 17. ? Turkish troops defending the Dardanelles have been repulsed in their attempt to recap ture trenches lost by them to the Brit ish and French forces on June 12th, according to an official statement made by the war office today. WAR PROGRESS ON GALLIPOLI PENINSULA LONDON. Juno 17. ? The Daily Chronicle's correspondent says that in recent fighting in the Gallipoli penin sula the Turks have lost 100,000 men. In Constantinople, he says, there are at least 50,000 wounded soldiers, and adds that a constant stream of injur ed is being brought from the battle fields Into the capital. In Mespotamia the Turks have sur rendered Amara to the British. More thnn 2,000 prisoners were captured. Thirteen guns, a gunboat, barges and stenmers were seized. The pursuit of the Turks into the marshes contin ues. Krupps Establish Factory A dispatch from Athens to the Post says the Krupps have established a large factory for shells and explosives near Constantinople. Kour thousand German workmen arc employed in the plant and large quantities of ammuni tion are being turned out. Another distpatch from Athens re lates the following: "Nearly 200 German officers arrived in Constantinople Inst week. Reports of a contemplated renewed attack on Egypt by the Tuikc are circulated from Berlin." Rush Troops To Gallipolli 'In the whole of Syria, Lcbannon and Palestine only 160,000 troops re main. Scattered groups of nearly 50, onn have been withdrawn and sent to the Gallipolli Peninsula. The Turks are engaged in strengthening the for tifications around Chataldja, and it is believed the new contingent of Ger man officers will be in charge of op orations there." BRITISH TROOPS IN DANGEROUS POSITION ?$? BERLIN, June 17.? The Overseas News Agency today gave out the fol lowing: "The position of the British troops Is dangerous, as they arc without the support of the heavy guns of their ships. ' * "Travelers report that at Alcxan dria, Egypt, there are no fewer than ?10,000 wounded British soldiers." LAKE TO THE GULF SHIPMENTS TO BEGIN NEW ORLEANS. June 17.?The ar rival at New Orleans of the steam boat Steel City, from La Salle, 111., with a cargo of merchandise shipped to New Orleans by Chicago manu facturers. marked the beginning of what is expected to be a regular freight service by water from the Great Lakes to the Gulf. ,\ .j. .;. .J. .y.;. .j, .j. GERMANS KILL 700 ? ? BELGIAN CIVILIANS ? ? London, June 17?A dispatch ? from Amsterdam says a revolt * on the pnrt of citizens at Ma * <? lines resulted in the killing of ? ?!? 700 of them by German soldiers. ? ? ? ?> <* 4 '<? *> ?> ? ?> 4" ALLIES SUCCEED OFFENSIVE MOVE ON WEST FRONT LONDON, June 17.?In the west, the Allien have resumed their offen sive movement north of Arras, and along the other sections of the front. Their gaino have been particularly marked in the Arras region, and along the Fecht river where they again re captured trenches that were captured, lost and retaken. A dispatch from Paris this evening contains an announcement from the war office that French troops are now complete masters of the line of heights which dominate tTic valley V)f the Fecht river. FRENCH SAYS GERMANS STRONG London, June 17. ? Field-Marshal French, in a report received this morning says that the British troops on Tuesday carried German trenches along a mile of front west of and near Fehtubert, and then lost the ground that had been gained before the terrific German * assaults. That Germany is preparing to stem the northward tide of Allies in the trench war along the Franco-Belgian front is indicated by the increased fe rocity of their attacks, and the move ment of additional troops through Bel gium toward the front. TWENTY-TWO PERISH ON BRITISH SHIP LONDON, .Juno 17. ? The British steamer Strathnalrn wns torpedoed off Scllly islands and sunk by a Ger man submarine laat night, and 22 members of the crew, including the captain, were drowned. GERMANS MAY BUY AND CLOSE FACTORIES CHICAGO. .June 17.?It is said that negotiations are in progress by the German government through German bankers to acquire the control of the Bethlehem Steel and Remington Arms Companies of Cartford. These nego tiations are said to he on the eve of success. The plan is to shut down both works and prevent them making war munitions for the Allies. GERMANS PLANNING MOVE IN BELGIUM LONDON, June 17.?Rotterdam dis patches state that Germany is adopt ing the strictest measures In closing the Belgian frontier, a step wl\Ich always precedes a movement of troop on a large scale. The frontier will be closed for eight days. INDUSTRIAL CONDITION IN FRANCE SATISFACTORY PARIS, .Tune 17.? The Industrial situation In Prance is highly satisfac tory and shows a tendency to con tinued improvement, according to the ministry of labor. BULGARIANS ARE GETTING OUT OF CONSTANTINOPLE ATHENS, April 17.?Bulgarian coun sels in Turkey are warining their people to return home and a general exodus of Bulgarians from Constan tinople has already begun. RUSSIA PLACES ORDER FOR TRACTION ENGINES PHILADELPHIA. June 17.?An ad ditional order for 365 traction en gines was placed today for Russia. The engines are to be completed as fast as possible, and shipped via the White sea. CANADIAN PACIFIC BUYING WAR SUPPLIES OTTOWA. June 17.?The Canadian Pacific Railway Is engaged in buying war supplies for the British army. Sir Thomas Shaughnessey, the presi dent of the road, was asked by Earl Kitchener to assume this duty. LABOR MAY PROTEST AGAINST GERMAN WAR WASHINGTON. June 17?A confer ence of organized labor from all sec tions of the United States to protest against war, except in case of an in vasion. is one of the probabilities of the near future. DENIES "PROOF" THAT LUSITANIA WAS ARMED NEW YORK, June 17.? John F. teach; a second-cabin steward of the Lusitania. brands as an "infamous lie" the statement that he had declar ed there wore guns on the Lusitania: and furthermore the affidavit of Gus tavo Stuhl thnt he hud visited Leach on the steumer "is an absolute inven tion," ITALY WINS BRILLIANT VICTORIES AT VARIOUS POINTS ALONG FRONT ROME, June 17.?Brilliant Italian (successes at various points along the 1 battle line are claimed in an official statement issued here tonight by the war office, which says: "Severe fighting with results to our distinct advantage is reported from all along the front. Notable success : es are reported at Seugnatorta and ; Brentonico, in the Adlge valley; at ! Fedaja pass and Mont Epiano, in Ca dore; along the line of crests from Vnlle Piccolo to Valle Grande, In Car nia, where the enemy has redoubled his efforts In the last few days, and at certain points along the Isonzo, where our troops have gained advan tages of great and permanent import ance to the campaign that we are conducting. "Our troops are making secure all of the successes they have obtained." [ITALIANS MOVING TOWARD TRIESTE *?? LONDON, June 17.?The Italian ar my Ih making steady progress toward Trieste, according to dispatches to tho Chronicle. The artillery Is now bombarding tho fortifications of Santa Maria, San | I'ictro and San Marco. | It is said that the city of Trieste ; is in the hands of pillagers, and that looting Is the rule rather than the ex ception. The Austrian troops are en gaged in defending the city, and arc not able to maintain order. Capture Much Ammunition It Is said that the cargoes of tho German and Austrinn ships that were seized by the Italian government in their ports at the outbreak of the war consisted largely of war supplies. The supplies were confiscated. Destroy Naval Station The bombs recently used on the Aus trlan naval station at Pola practical ly destroyed that station, according to the_ Chronicle's dispatches. Several Austrian warships In the harbor were severely damaged. A dispatch from Brescia says that trninloads of Italian wounded arc be j ing brought into that place. Canadians Training Italians I OTTAWA, June 17.?Canadian offi ! oers are supervising the training of Italian reservists here preparatory to the latter's return home to enter the war. GERMANS MAKE CAPTURE LEMBERG LONDON, June 17.?The latest news from the eastern front does not Indicate that anything has occurred thus far to upset the plans of Gen. Von Mackenzcn, who- has llxed July 1st as the date for the arrival of an Austro-German army at Lemborg, the capital of Gallcia. Gen. von Mncken7.en's army is driv ing a course due eastward across the j San river to the north of Przeraysl i toward Lcmberg. The army Is al | ready halt of the way from the San | to I.emberg. j On the Dniester river the Teutonic forces have suffered several severe re pulses, and Its losses have been heavy both in men and equipment, but their check thus far 1ms not been of suf ficient moment to offset the Russian losses. ITALY PLACES $17,000,000 ORDER FOR PROJECTILES NEW YORK, June 17.?The Amer ican & British Manufacturing com pany, of Bridgeport, Conn., has accept ed an order from Italy for projectiles, said to be in excess of $17,000,000. This will keep the plant running 21 hours a day until July 15. (GERMANS WORK ON U. S. PUBLIC OPINION NEW YORK. June 17.?The New York Herald says: "Germany every where In this country is exerting an influence to create sentiment in favor of herself and to sproead peace doc trines. There was a lull just after the I.usltania massacre and again af ter it was announced that Dr. Dern berg would be silent, and then began the insinuating policy of pacification and wheedling. Propaganda commit tees of Germans here never rest. In season and out of season it plies its work, using every means within its grasp?social, educational, financial, and commercial -to make the cause of Germany seem fair before the eyes of the people of th United States." GERMANY PERMITS BULGARIA TO GET ARMS COPENHAGEN, Juno 17.?Germany hu? released a shipload of automatic guns shipped from Denmark to Bul garia. CONSIDER ZEPPELIN INSURANCE SCHEME ? LONDON. June 17.? Premier As quith announced in the House of Com mons that the government Is consid ering a scheme for Insuring of prop erty against damage by Zeppelins.