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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. v., NO. 596. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1915. PRICE TEN CENTS. WATERLOO CENTENIARY SEES BIG BATTLE IN FRANCE BRITAIN TO ANSWER WILSON BEFORE HE WRITES SECOND NOTE WASHINGTON. June 18.?England hopes to "beat America to it" by re plying to the original protest of the United States to the English order in council regarding to the Interference with neutral trade and thus forestall the American note of protest that is in course of preparation. Together with intimations coming from London that the Allies are pre paring a note to the United States came the information that Great Brit ain will attempt to dispute the con tention that the British order is in terfering with American trade, and will point to the $1,000,000,000 bal ance of trade in favor of the United States as the evidence to sustain her contention. No intimation as to the time of the receipt of Great Britain's reply to the long unanswered American note has been received, but enough is known to make it certain that it will be very unsatisfactory. PRESIDENT PREPARING TO ANSWER. The President today directed the State Department to prepare figures showing the number of American car goes that have been held up by Great Britain. While the President will use these figures to show that America has really lost by the operation of the Brittish illegal interference with trade, he will insist that the question as to whether the United States has lost or made money by it is not the issue, and that it is unimportant as compared with the right of Ameri cans to the freedom of the high seas whether the transportation of freight or passengers is involved. LANSING CLOSES DR. GERHARD CASE WASHINGTON. June IS. - Acting Secretary of State Robert Lansing au thorized the announcement late to day that as far as the State Depart-; meat is concerned the incident- re^ yarding the identity . of Dr." Meyer! Gerhard is closed. The State Depart ment is convinced that there is little ? no foundation for the New York Tribune's statement as to his dual identity. Bernstorff Denies Gerhard Story. WASHINGTON. Juno IS.?German Ambassador Count Von Bernstorff personally assured Acting Secretary of State Robert lamsing today that neither he nor any member of the German embassy staff had any knowl edge of Dr. Alfred Meyer, said to have been secretly in the United States buying war supplies and spying upon th" preparedness of the United States for war. and the business relations be tween American citizens and agents of the Allies in this country. Wilson Disputes German Position. WASHINGTON. June IS. ? The American reply to the last German note concerning the sinking of the William P. Fryc is practically com pleted. It will not admit that the German contention that any American ship containing contraband of war may be destroyed provided It is paid for. Gerhard Does Not Stir Berlin. BERLIN. June IS.?The effect of the arrival of Dr. Meyer Gerhard is not thus far perceptible. He has been in consultation with Foreign Minister Von Jagow several times since his arrival. SWEDES MAKE CHARGE OF MAIL TAMPERING WASHINGTON. June IS. ? The Swedish government protested yes terday evening to the State Depart-! ment against the opening of United States mail pouches destined for Sweden by British officials while the mails were in transit through Great Britain. It was stated that the con tents of the mail in the pouches had been tampered with. SWEDEN AND RUSSIA AGREE TO TREATY COPENHAGEN. June IS.?A treaty has been ratified between Russia and Sweden mutually acknowledging the financial, commercial and industrial interests of the two countries. The treaty is significant because of Swed en's contiual fear of Russian aggres sion. Sweden was strongly pro-Ger man when the war started. KETCHIKAN WANTS LICENSES OF TWO SALOONS REFUSED KETCHIKAN, June 18.?The Ket chikan council has adopted resolu tions asking Judge Robert W. Jen nnings to refuse to Issue licenses to two saloons at this place which Is is represented are not conducted in orderly manner. <r <' ? ??* + ? ? ? ? ?>??> ? WEATHER TODAY + -5* Maximum?75. . ?> ? Minimum?44. + ? CLEAR ! ! + ? ? + *t + 4' + 'H'tt4' + 444 BRYAN WANTS ! NEUTRALS TO STOPJTHE WAR WASHINGTON. June IS.?William |j. Bryan save oui the third and con cluding statement concerning tho war. Its cause and the peace remedies that he would apply. He suggests mediation by the neutral nations as the proper way out of the dilllcultles that confront Europe. As a preventive of war, Mr. Bryan suggests the universal extension of his investigation commission peace treaty plan. He says If tho differenc es between Austria and Serbia had been submitted to an international commission for an investigation and report, and one year allowed the com mission in which to make the investi gation and report, there would have been no war in Europe. In part Mr. Bryan's statement said: "Great nations cannot be extermin ated. Predictions made at the begin* ; ning of the war have not been ful ; filled. The British did not destroy the German Heet in a month. Germany did not take Paris in two months. ; The Russians did not eat Christmas i dinner in Berlin. "But evon if extermination were : possible, it owuld be a crime against i civilization which no nation or group [ of nations could afford to commit. "When can peace be restored in Europe? Anytime?now?if the par ticipants are really weary of this war. and ready for it to end. If any nation is not ready for peace, let its ruler j or ruling authority state in clear and distinct and definite manner the I terms upon which it is willing to j agree to peace. Then, if an agree i ment is not reached, blame for a con ' tlnuance of the war will be upon those, : who make unusual and unduly hard demands." Labor Working for Peace. NEW YORK. June IS.?Plans have been perfected in this city for 50 la > bor leaders to go to Washington and i lay before President Wood row Wll-. ; son proposals which, they claim, if! | followed will not only prevent this j | country from becoming involved, but : will end the European war. The leaders made it known that ; they hoped to have William J. Bryan: j head the delegation, and that plans! looking toward that end are already; ! being worked out. WILLIAM H. TAFT HEADS PEACE LEAGUE PHILADELPHIA. Juno 18.?Form er President William H. Taft was chosen as permanent president of a ! pence league that was formed here last night at the conference held in Independence Hall. Many promi nent citizens were made vice-presi dents. The purpose of the league is to create a league of nations that will work for permanent peace in the | world. An attempt will be made to j secure the interest of European na i tlons. and a convention of the nations | is among the plans. The idea of an international investi I gat ion before declaring war. provided for in the Bryan peace treaties, is : favored, though it is prepared to work it out unofficially. PRESIDENT RECEIVES PEACE DELEGATION WASHINGTON. June 18?President Woodrow Wilson received today a del egation from the National Women's Trade Union League presenting reso- ; I lutions opposing war and advocating tin embargo on war exports. The President experessed great in | tercst. "Of course," he said, "wo are all in favor of peace." CHARLES BECKER MUST PAY DEATH PENALTY ALBANY, N. J.. Juno 18. ? The ! New York court of appeals today re affirmed its decision that Charles Becker, former lieutenant of police ! in New York, must die in accordance : with his sentence during the week beginning July 12. The court again declined to hear arguments in the ; case. EA9RTHQUAKE SHAKES SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES. June 19.?An earth ! quake "at 7:30 o'clock this morning , shook this city and the surrounding ? sections. Windows and movable ar : tides were 3haken. and. in some in stances building beams and joints were cracked. ONE CONCERN HAS WAR ORDERS FOR $200,000,000 PHILADELPHIA. June IS?It is es timated that war orders aggregating $200,000,000 have been placed with the Lehigh Valley. Pa., plants, where about 15.000 men are employed. BIG DAM FULFILLS ALLHOPES For the first tlmo 6inco it was com pleted tn August. 1914. when water was turned into it. tho Salmon creek i dam of the Alaska Gastlneau .Mining company is full of water, tho over flow through tho spillway having started at 11 o'clock this morning. The stability of tho dam is absolute ly assured, as it has now boon thor oughly tested to its full pressure. Ac curate measurements have been made of the deflection of the arch, as it rose, and these have been in accord ance with the calculated stresses and have indicated that the concrete Is of very good quality and of high strength. Tho Salmon creek impounding dam. which is 165 feet in height, was de signed by Harry L. Wollenberg, chief engineer of the Gastinoau company, and was built under his personal su pervision. The type of structure is tho multiple radius arch dam, as de veloped by I^ars Jorgenson, of the firm of F. G. Brown & Company, San Francisco. Mr. Jorgenson made a special trip to Juneau during the dam's construction and approved the plans, and the work. Nine and one half months was actu ally consumed in constructing the dam. which is a speed record seldom equalled, as the period includes the time spent in excavation. Work was ; started on May 1. 1913, and was sus pended pn November 1. 1913, for the winter. Construction was resumed May 1. 1914. and the water was flow into it on August 24, although the dam was completed early in that month. The total volume of 54,000 cubic yards of concrete: about 20,000 cu bic yards of rock was removed to provide tho foundations. Today the project is developing what the original estimates provided ?6,000 continuous horsepower. HARRY THAW WILL HAVE JURY TRIAL AS TO SANITY; ALBANY, N. Y? June IS. ? Tho New York State court of appeuls to day tqpk final action in tho case of Harry K. Thaw, sustaining the dccis sion of Justice Poter A. Hendricks which granted him a trial by a jury as to his sanity. Trial To Be Soon. NEW YORK. June IS.- It was stat ed by counsel for Harry K. Thaw to day that an early trial will be asked for on the question as to whether or i not Thaw is sane. ? ?? STORMS DEVASTATE MIDDLE WEST AND KILL SIX ?*2-?? KANSAS CITY. Juno IS.?Six peo ple were killed as a result of rain- I storms that prevailed in this section and southwest of here last night. The storms diminished the violence today. 1 I Storm Extends to Iowa. CHICAGO, June 18. ? The storm that prevailed In the southwest last 1 night has extended today over Cen tral Iowa, and has occupied a district covering S00 square miles. Many I '? miles of railroad track have been : swept away. ? i! CABINET DISCUSSES MEXICAN AND OTHER MATTERS! WASHINGTON, June IS.?The Cab-' inct held a two-hour session today. A I great deal of its time was devoted to , a discussion of the Mexican situation. The charges of British espionage of ( malls between the United States and l Europe were also discussed. , German Situation Marking Time. It is admitted here that the Ger man situation Is now marking timo, and that it Is not likely to come to the front again until after the Ger man reply to the second American note shall have been received. ? ? ? C A RR ANZ 1ST AS TO OCCUPY MEXICO GALVESTON, Tex.. June 18.?Gen. Gonzales expected to occupy Mexico City within a few hours after sending a telegram that was received hero to day by ahe Constitutionalist consul from Vera Cruz. The dispatch an nounced the capture of Texcoco. 15 miles from the capital. Carranzistas claim that their chief will occupy most of Mexico within a tow weeks. CANADIAN BUSINESS IS NOW IMPROVING OTTAWA. June IS.?A survey of business conditions in Canada made i by Canadian Northern Railway offic ials shows that business, as a whole. Is between 15 per cent, ond 20 per cent, below normal. Orders for mu nitions of war from Great Britain alone, amounting to $156.00,000. have already been given to Canada. The output of shells is 10,000 a day, and within a month is expected to be 50, 000 a day. KNEEBONE CASE OUT OF COURT Judge Robert W. Jennings thia morning granted the motion of Attor noy Lewis P. Shackleford, for a non suit In the W. J. Knoebono $75,000 damage suit against the Alaska Gob tlncau Mining company, and the case, which has been trying for two (lays, was suddenly terminated. The Jur ors were dismissed, J, H. Cobb, at torney for Kneebone, filed an ex ception to Judge Jennings' doclslon but has not yet announced what course he will now take. In discussing the testimony Judge Jennings held the law to be that the case hinged on the question of the employer's negligoncc and stated thnt the plainttlf had failed to establish proof of negligonco on the part of the Alaska Gastlneau company. Plaintiff's Wife Last Witness. J. H. Cobb, counsel for Kneebone, rested the plaintiff's case at 2:30 o' clock yesterday afternoon. Photo graphs showing Kneebone as ho ap peared bofore he was hurt, and in his present condition were introduced as evidence, over the protest of Mr. Shackleford. Mrs. Kneebone. wife Gt the plaintiff, was the last witness on the stand for the plaintiff. A mild sensation was caused when she told Mr. Shackleford. when under cross examination that she would not an swer his questions. She had been asked it she recalled a conference in General Manager Thane's offlce, when Mr. Shackleford was present, where she had told Mr. Thane she was a niece of Jacob Schiff, a New York banker. Judge Jennings sustained Mr. Cobb's objection to the question, and it was a moment later that Mr. Shackleford moved for a non-suit. In arguing the motion for nonsuit the defense contended that the plain tiff had failed to establish the fact that the Injury was caused by the negligence of the defendant: that the evidence showed the plaintiff to bo an experienced miner and not an in experience' one as alleged: that the plaintiff asruBieu a known risk: that the neglect of the plaintiff, if any, as compared with the neglect of the de fendant, if any, does not come within the exceptions of the statutes relating to the liability of employees in Alas ka; that the means at hand were am ple to protect the plaintiff if ho had used ordinary care. The defense cit ed in further support of Its motion the UWl tliut IMIWUUUO Ullllov 11 MUlt'W through a deposition that the ground after the blasting showed no appar ent danged. This was corohorated by expert witness, Magnussen who was on the stand Thursday morning. At torney L. P. Shackelford argued the case for the defendant company. Answering the argument, J. H. Cobb attorney for the plaintiff, stated that Kneebone was all the time acting un der the specific orders and instruc tions of his superior officer, a shift boss, and that he had no choice but to do as he was told. Injured Man Expert Miner. Kneebone is one of the best-known and expert miners in the Juneau dis trict. He was a shift boss during the driving of the 10-000-foot bore from Sheep creek to the Persever ance. Two years ago he married Miss .Mildred Sweigert, the ceremony be ing performed aboard the steamship Spokane, by Capt. Harry Cann, as the Spokane was crossing Queen Char lotte Sound, on one of her voyages two years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Knee bone went to San Francisco on a wed ding trip and the picture of Kneebone, introduced yestorday, was taken at that time. The second photograph was taken last Saturday, at Knee bone's home on Fourth street, whero ho has slowly been sinking for sov eral weeks. Kneebone sustained a broken back on February 5, this year. He had been sent Into No. 7 level, west drift, of the Perseverance, to timber a sec tion where the overhanging rock had become loosened. It was after blast ing, and after the rock had been "barred down." that he was hurt. Rock fell on him as he was bending over to place a post in position. Ho was removed to St. Ann hospital, and two or three weeks later, when it was certain ho could not live, he was ta ken to his home. Kneebone is 2S years old, and was born in Hancock, Michigan, whore he has relatives. NEW PAY GROUND LOCATED IN CHISANA 11 DAWSON. Juno IS. ? Now pay ground, making a considerable exten sion of that mining district, has been reported here. Tho output of the camp this year, it is claimed, will probably exceed $200,000. PARIS WANTS $200,000,000 CREDIT IN NEW YORK PARIS, Juno IS.?French bankers have suggested to the finance minis ter that the Bank of France pay off $200,000,000 of advances on securities which have been tied up since last Ju ly. The securities thus released would bo repledged in New York and the proceeds used to effect the French war purchases in the United States without disturbing the exchange sit uation. AUSTRIANS READY FOR DEFENSE ROME, June 18. ? A refugee has come Into Rome from I'oln, the Aus trian naval base on the Adriatic, and reports that the Austrians have 200, 000 men In storngly entrenched posi tions at that place. The opinion provalls here that Trieste will not be difficult to cap ture, and there will be no movement against Pola rcntll after the capture of the first named place shall have been accomplished. Italians Nearlng Trieste. UNDINE, Italy, June 18.?The ad vance of the Italian forces which arc moving ngalnst Trieste and are with in eight miles of tli&t city report tho city plainly within sight. Prisoners report that people arc leaving Trieste for the Interior and for neutral ports ns fast as they can arrange to get away. Airship Damages Austrian Rail roads. ROME, Juno 18. ? An Italian air ship did considerable damage to an Austrian railway station and . several trains near Dlvaca by dropping bombs on them yesterday evening. Lnter they destroyed a railroad bridge. Italians Lose Submarine. LONDON, June IS.?Tho sinking of the Italian submarine Mcdusn by an Austrian submarine has been report ed here today. ITALIAN ARTILLERY IN RANGE OF TRENT ROME. June 18.?Italian troops ad vancing in the Adigc valley are with in range of their big artilery of Trent according to dispatches from Bolog na. the present headquarters of the general staff. Owing to storms,, the moving of heavy artillery in the moun tainous district east of I-ake Garda has been greatly hampered. ASQUITH PRAISES ITALY LONDON, June 18.?Speaking In ap preciation of Italy in the Commons, Premier Asquith said: "For half a century there has not been a shadow of discord between England and Italy. We warmly grasp the hand of Italy, and welcome her gallant soldiers and sailors as our fellow comrades in this struggle, upon which depends the liberty of the en tire world." GERMANS ARE WORKING OVERTIME ON ZEPPELINS GENEVA, June 18. ? A news dis patch reaching Geneva from Fried richshaven set forth that double shifts arc now working in the Zeppelin air ship factories, which arc now turn ing out a completed Zeppelin airship every twenty days. ROUMANIA ORDERS HER TROOPS MOBILIZED ??? ATHENS, June 18.?King Ferdi nand of Roumania is reported to have signed a decree ordered a general mobiliation. This indicates that Rou mania is preparing to enter the war very soon. RECRUITING SATISFACTORY TO BRITISH GOVERNMENT LONDON. June 18.?Speaking of the increase in the enlistments. Pre mier Asquith declared that the calls for volunteers have been answered in a manner satisfactory to the gov ernment. BONAR LAW'S NEPHEW KILLED IN DARDANELLES LONDON, June 18.?Lieut. Robley of the British navy, a nephew of An drew Bonar Law, has been killed in the Dardanelles, according to advices received here. Bonar law Is the Con servative leader in Parliament. MYSTERY SURROUNDS DEATH OF U. S. OFFICIAL SEATTLE. Juno 18.?The body of Deputy United States Marshal Jorn J. Powers was found In Elliott bay this morning under circumstances that indicate either murder or sui cide. Friends of the dead man can as sign no cause for suicide. SENATOR WEEKS LEADS IN PRESIDENTIAL RACE ?*5*? CHICAGO. Juno 18.?Senator John W. Weeks, of Massachusetts, appears to be at present the man on whom the most potent Republicans have tholr eye for the Republican Presi dential candidate. ( SALEM BUILDING UP HER DESTROYED BUILDING3 BOSTON, June 18.?Within the past year $5,500,000 Salem fire building permits have been issued for new buildings. By January 1. 1916, it Is estimated the total proporty valua tion of the city will exceed the total before the fire. You saw it tlrat In The Empire. HERO Of AIR BATTLE VICTIM Of ACCIDENT PARIS, June 18. ? Lieut. Warnc ford, the young Canadian who recent ly destroyed a German Zeppelin in a battle in the air near Ghent and waa granted a Victoria cross, was killed through a fall of his aeroplane early last night in North France. Henry Beach Needham, an Ameri can writer who was a passenger with him during his flight, was also killed. Since the spectacular battle In the i air in which Lieut. Warneford dc- i stroyed a Zeppelin and .its ofllcers, i crew and observers, he had been ] most noted among the army heroes. I TURKS GO DOWN ? ON TRANSPORTS 1 LONDON, June 18. ? Most of flic troops and members of the crows on j the three Turkish transports which , were torepdoed and sunk by a Brit- ] ish submarine in the Dardanelles , Wednesday wcro drowned. ] The transports were torpedoed i above Nagnsa, nnd went down quick- , ly after they were struck in rapid | succession. : MAN WHO SAW I LUSITANIA GUNS IS NOW INDICTED NEW YORK, June IS. ? Gusiuv Stahl, German reservist who swore in an afil davit submitted to the State Department at Washington by the German embassy that ho saw suns on board the Lusltania before she sailed on her fatal trip, was indicted for perjury today by the grand Jury in the United States district court. Lusltania Hearing Ends at London, j LONDON, June 18. ? The oflicinl inquiry into the loss of the Lusltania , closed today. When the decision will ho rendered is not known. ENGLAND TO INVESTIGATE WAR CONTRACT LONDON. June 18. Minister of Munitions David Lloyd-George is ar- 1 ranging to send a prominent mun to the United States and Canada to dis cuss the whole question of the Am- 1 erican and Canadian contracts for mu- I nitions of war with the manufacturers. 1 Lloyd-Georges' statement was made 1 in the Commons in answer to criti- 1 cisms that the Canadian manufac turers were required to denl with the ' Imperial government through the ? house of J. I?. Morgan and company, ' and that some Canadian Arms refused ' to transact business through an ' agency In the United States. ' ? ? ] GERMANY PLANNING FOR PEACE AGAIN | NEW YORK. June 18.?A Herald 1 Washington special says that when ' the question of peace between the bel- 1 ligercnts in the European wnr is tak- 1 on up. Germany's principal demand ' will be one in which the United States will be in complete accord with her, | and which this government will be 1 just as interested in bringing about. This Is the freedom of the seas, for the lack of which the United States now has several issues pending with Great Britain. The fact that the day 1 will come when the two governments will be Interested in obtaining the 1 same guarantees is suggested as a 1 reason why a break between the Unit ed States and Germany should not be permitted to occur. Autliorative in formation Is thnt the United States, on friendly terms with all the bellig erents will be called on within thrco months to sound out the terms of - peace. 1 SERVIAN TROOPS HAVE 1 INVADED ALBANIAN TERRITORY , NISF, Sorbin, Juno 18.?A Serbian ' army bas invaded Albania and Is ] marching down the Drlna valley, to ward Scutari, to obtnln supplies di rect from the Adriatic and to protect t the main Serbian army from attack i by Albanians when It renews the of- 1 fenslve against the Austrlans. GERMANS CLAIM VICTORY AT LABASSEE BERLIN June 18.?It was officially announced today that an allied force that attacked the German positions north of Labassce, in northwestern Prance, was destroyed yesterday. The statement did not pretend to give the numbers that were included in the force. ALL WORK IN ENGLAND LONDON, June 18.? The percent age of unemployed in Great Britain is the lowest in 25 years. GREAT BATTLE RAGES ON 100TH ANNIVERSARY Of WATERLOO BATTLE PARIS, June 18.? The centeniary anlversary of the battle of Waterloo wae celebrated today by one of the severest battles that yet has occur red In the western arnea of the great war. The fighting waged furiously along an eight-mile front north of Ar ras and swayed back and forth over shell-wrecked trenches and hill-sides strewn with dead and dying. The advantages of the contest at nightfall were with the Allies. UPRISING IN WHICH 700 WERE KILLED WAS TUESDAY LONDON, June 18. ? The Central News company's report of the up rising In Mnlines says that dispatch es Amsterdam say that a traveler from Ghent, Belgium, brings the re port of the revolt on the part of the inhabltnants at Mallnes last Tuesday. The traveler says German soldiers Bred Into the crowds, and that 700 ci vilians wcrp killed. GERMAN SUBMARINE GETS TWO VICTIMS LONDON, Juno 18.?A German sub marine sunk the British coasting itcamcr Trafford yesterday, abandon ing and uncompleted attack on the eoastlng steamer Turnwell to accom plish It. The latter surrendered be fore she could be torpedoed. Her :rcw was removed and bombs set off in her hold. The bombs failed to sink her, and tho crew returned to the steamer and took her to Mllford in a damaged condition. BOTH WIN AND LOSE IN GALICIA PETKOGHAD. June 18.?It was of ficially stated today that Austro-Gcr man forces were repulsed east of Stry after severe fighting In tho course of which the "enemy lost tens of thousands of men." It was also officially admitted that the Au8tro-German forces have cross ed the Dniester river 15 miles north of Stanilau. RUSSIAN PLANS IN THE GALICIAN WAR A PET HOG RAD, June 18.?While Gen. von Llnsengen is hammering at the Russian right along the Dniester, the Russian center is fighting to got into position to strike a flank blow against Mackensen's main army. A regrouping of Russian forces to the south of the Stryja-Tvsmionica front is in progress. Russians who re treated from Pryzemysl arc making a stand northeast of Mosciska and to the northwest of Grodck, along the Przcraysl-Lcraburg railway. Artillery. fuelling Is in progress there. Thurs lay night the Russians withdrew the remaining troops from the forts east of Przemysl and began retiring to wards Medyka. The Germans bom barded the retreating columns but did little damage. Russian experts declare the main oontcst is now taking place on the flanks, along the San and Dncister rivers. These widely separated plac 08 compel the Germans to longthcn and weaken their front. The Russians ire preparing to make great sacrific es to hold their positions upon the Dnoistcr, so as to stem Von Llns ongon's advance against Lemburg from the South. Germans Near Lemburg. COPENHAGEN. June 18.?The Aus Iro Gorman army is only about ten miles from Lemburg. according to ad vices received here from Berlin. The capture of Lemburg is expected in the Immediate future. BRITISH NAVY IS INCREASED BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS LONDON, June 18?The British na vy has been Increasing in strength by leaps and bounds since the begin ning of the war. This was borne out by known additions to the fleet of su perdroadnaughts which were not com pleted when tho war was declared. Tho list of ships completed in the past ten months include the Barbara. Malaya, Ramilies, Resolution, Revenge Royal Oak, Royal Sovereign, Valiant ind Warspitc, each displacing 27.500 tons and carrying in their main bat teries eight 15-inch guns. ENGLAND PREPARING FOR 1916 FOOD SUPPLIES LONDON, June 18. ? The British board of agriculture is taking stops to increase the present production of food in England on the assumption that the war will be prolonged beyond the harvest of 1916. MINING STOCK QUOTATIONS. h? NEW YORK. June 18. ? Alaska Gold closed today at 37%; Chino at 45%; Ptah Copper at 67%. Butte and Superior, 70%. Copper was quoted today at 20%.