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SEATTLE GETS $1,250,000 SHRAPNEL ORDER SUE FISH I COMPANIES FOR TAXES Through J. H. Cobb, attorney Tor the Territory of Aiaski, 3uit lias been tiled by the Territory against the Alaska Pacific Fisheries Company and against the Hoonah Packing company, to recover license taxes due July first under the act passed by the recent Terrltor al Legislature. These two suits are the first of what may prove & long series of Litigations for the same cause. The various fisheries companies throughout the Territory recently filed with the Ter ritorial Treasurer a protest alleging that the license law is unconstitution al. and the validity of the law will be the main issue in the suits just filed. The Territory is suing the Alaska Pacific Fisheries company for the amount of $2200 plus interest at 8 per cent, per annum and total costs of ectJon. This sum is the amount of ut duo from the company for 22 traps which it operates in Southeast ern Alaska. The Hoonah Packing company is being suied for $1100 which sum cov ers the license tax due for 11 traps ! operated in Icy Straits The suit is made to include costs and interests as in th?' other case. No answer has.as yet been filed by the defendants and tt is not known when the cases will be at is sue. LONGSHOREMEN'S STRIKE LOOKED FOR AT SEATTLE SEATTLE. July 7.?Another genor al longshore strike is threatened. The president of the local union called out nine ga.tga who were working on the steamships Minnesota, Amur and Hilonian. IfTJg The employers of the longshore men insist upon open shop rules, and the employment of non-union and union men as they see fit. CHICAGO UNION LABOR LEADER SHOT BY AN UNKNOWN ASSAILANT CHICAGO, July 7.? Charles H. Johnson, secretary of the bricklayers' union, was shot twice, and probably fatally wounded as he answered his door bell yesterday. His assailant, whom he did not recojpize. escaped. EVELYN THAW IN CONTEMPT OF COURT NEW YORK. July 7?Evelyn Ncs bit Thaw was today held to be In con tempt of court for her refusal to tes tify in the insanity hearing orer her husband. Harry K. Thaw. She was ordered back to this city to testify. MRS. THAW REFUSES TO TESTIFY AT HUSBAND'S TRl^L KEW YORK. July 7.?Mrs. Evelyn Nesbit Thaw, who arrived here yes terday afternoon, refused to testify at the tearing in which her husband is endeavoring to establish his san ity. _____ FIFTEEN TOURISTS COM I NO ON AL-KI SEATTLE. July 6. - With twenty six passengers for Juneau and five for Doug'.aa the steamer Al-Ki cleared at Seattle last night Among her pas sengers are: For Juneau?Bertha Squires. Mrs. Dora Hart. William Larder. W/tHam Weinicr. Mrs. Ole OrsOt and daugh ter. C. M. Borgeson. Harry Fabln and wife. & C. Seidler and wife. Fred Pu *a and wife. S. Gilbert. Job Gerhard. R. Huik. L. Ahrens. Ben Ovel'n and wife, and five second class. For Doug'as?Mrs- W. Harvon, Ter ry GHiigan. J. C. Morgan and wife. There are also tifjeen tourists on hoard making t?u> round trip. ALAMEDA BRINGING MANY. SEATTLE. July 7. The Alameda sailed for the North last night Her passengers for Juneau include W. C. Wallace. Mrs. Flyer and child. E. Y. Marrary. F. Ardner. Rev C. J. Crl mont. Jerry Murphy Mn<. F. W. Ma son. Bartie.v Howard and wife, B. V. Stone. S. Newhouse. V'. Moo-e, W. F. Lass. Mifcs T. Rickey and Mrs. L. L. Black. j ? -??? + ?,<> ? + ??** o ? + ? ? 4 WEATKER' TODAY * -> Maximum?to. ?* ? Minimum?47. ? ? C L B A R ? ? * ? 44 b + ? ? BRYAN QUIT TO STOP SPREAD Of WAR SCARE SAN FRANCISCO, July 7. ? At a luncheon address yesterday William J. Bryan said that ho resigned as Secretary of State because of obvious efforts to drive' the United States to vaV. He said that ho could road nothing In the newspapers but war, and that It was being talked every where. and be coucluded that It was time that someone should go before the people to counteract the growing militant spirit Mr. Bryan resented the charge of his political enemies that he standc for "peace at any price." saying: "I have been greatly misrepresent ed, but I do not mind. I not vi sionary enough to believe that I can prevent'all wars. I believe in stand ing out strongly for peace, but when every means of peaceful settlement has been exhausted, fighting is inev itable." Explains Resignation. Mr. Bryan explaining his resigna tion as Secretary of State said: "You probably know why I re signed as Secretary of State. If 1 could have helped President Wilson ono lota in his earnest desire to main tain peace I would have gladly stayed in the Cabinet. I woald have exchanged positions with r.nv ono in the Cublnot. I would have accepted the towest office the Presiccnt could have given me. But T listened an.l heard nothing but sounds ol war. and I read nothing in jingo newspapers but war news. When I saw false standards set up. I could do nothing else but get out." GERMAN POSITION NOT SATISFYING WASHINGTON', July 7. ? It i>e came known late last evening that the German reply to the second Am erican note, it based upon the atti tude of the German government as outlined by dispatches received yes terday from American Ambassador James W. Gerard, will not be satisfac tory to the American government. Further dispatches have been re ceived from Ambassador Gerard to day. and they, like those of yester day. were transmitted to President Wilson at Cornish. N. H. Secretary of State Robert Lansing refused to divulge their contents. Nothing has been said concerning any of the dispatches beyond the sitn pie statement that the attitude of the German government as to the causes of the difference between the two countries is not satisfactory to the United States, but that Germany's evident desire r.o clear the matter up in a satisfactory manner is pleasing and encouraging. PRESIDENT GETS GERARD'S STATEMENT OF GERMAN NOTE WASHINGTON. July 7.?The din patch received yesterday from Ameri can Ambassador James W. Gerard, in formally conveying Germany's views on the submarine warfare problem, was wired to President Woodrow Wil son by Secretary of State Robert t-anaing yesterday evening. BRITAIN GOOD FAITH IS TO BE TESTED ?+? WASHINGTON, July 7.? After a conference Saturday between Secre tary Robert Lansing and representa tives of the great importing firms a plan was formulated to test the sin cerity of Great Britain's protestations that she has had no disposition to In jure American commerce. The plan is to station a general importers' agent in Fngland who will present certified duplicate bills of lading In advunce of sailings. The bills will be such as to leave no excuse for prize court proceeding!! against ves sels from neutral ports to the United States or vlca versa. FREIGHT STEAMER EDITH TO SALVE RAMOHA WRECK SEATTLE. July 7. ? The big freighter Edith sailed for Southeast ern Alaska yesterday for the purpose of attempting to salve the Ramona which was wrecked several years ago on the west coast of Prince of Wales Island, ("apt. Harry Crosby, or.e of the owners, is In command, and with a party of friends will visit many perfs of Southeastern Alaska for the purpose of shin:? and hunting. ALASKA MAN DIVORCES PROM'NENT SUFFRAGETTE SEATTLE. July \.--A Jarmutb. a well known Alaska mining man of tlfs city, was granted a -di vorejj from hiu wife, prominent in the Yor woman suffrage movemer-t^ | SEATTLE TO i MAKE WAR MUNITIONS; t I SEATTLE. July 7. ? Cask to the! amount of $435,000. one third o? a to- i t&l of $1,?5Q,000 that Is to bo paid for an ordor for shrapnel, was placed ir. Seattle banks yesterday. The order, which is to be filled by Seattle manu ' tacturcrs and other Puget Sound con cerns, is for shrapnel to be utnd by Russia The ahrs.imei will be shipped from here to Vlf/Hvostok. This is tho first large ordor for munitions of war that has been plac ed on the sound, though local manu facturers havo received many orders for railroad equipment and other sup plies from Russia. MORE GOLD FOR SHIPMENT TO THE UNITED STATES ??O? LONDON. July 7.-.^The Bank of England has sold $2,500,000 ?old In bars, presumably for shipment to the United States. This is the second sale for a similar amount for tho same purpose within a week. Morgan Gets Canadian Gold NEW YORK, July 7.?Tho bauklug house of J. P. Morgan and company, has received another shipment ot $2 600.000 from Canada. The shipment of gold to the United States this year now amount to $110,000,000. BIG HORSE OH3LH PLACED IN TEXAS FORT WORTH. Tex.. July 7.-- A new contract for 20.000 horses to be filled In Fort Worth markets for .he French and English governments has been awarded to a local horse commission firm. GALVESTON NOW HAS $500,000 GRAIN ELEVATOR GALVESTON. Tex.. July 7. ? The completion of the new 1.000,000-bush el concrete grain elevator of the Southern Facific at Galveston is being celebrated. It is one of the largest and most modern elevators, in the en tire south. It was built at a cost of $500,000. ? ?? FACTORY VOLUNTARILY INCREASES ITS WAGES TOLEDO. O.. July 7.?The Wlllys , Overland Automobile Company an nounces that the wages of its 10,500 employees will be advanced 5 per cent beginning July 15.. The increase is voluntary. It will add $520,000 to the yearly payroll. VILLA DEFEATS CARRANZISTAS IN BATTLE AT PAREDO LAREDO, Tex., July 7.?The Car ranzlsta forces lost 600 men In an all day engagement with the forces of Gen. VlUa iMonday In a fruitless attempt to capture Paredo, a Villa stronghold 30 miles northeast of Mon terey. Carranza Denies Defeat. P WASHINGTON July 7.?Gen. Car ranza, telegraphing his agents from Vera Cruz, denies the El Paso reports that his army was defeated at Pare do, 30 miles from Monterey, though ho admits that It withdrew from the conflict because it was decided that victory would not be worth the price it would cost. The fighting began shortly "after daylight Monday morn- j ing and continued until afternoon, ac-1 cording to his reports I . ? ? ? PACIFIC COAST TRAVEL PICKS UP FAST SEATTLE. July 2.?Capt. John P. Blaln. assistant manager of the Pa cific Coaat Stoamship Company, has returned from a business trip to San Francisco. Capt. Blaln says that tra jvel to the Panama-Pactflc exposition j from all points of the compass Is ln | creasing and the steamship lines are getting a big ahare of the business ? (Seattle Post-Intelligencer.) SOUTHERN CITY OFFICIALS ASK FOR A RECEIVER XANSHVTLLE, Tenn., July T.? Comptroller Burns of the city of Nashville, vith other citizens. filed bill In Chancery Court asking, for a j reeclver to take charge of the affairs of the city. Thir has b"0? .followed by the arrest of px-Clty Comptroller Myers, on charge ct appropriation of; $10,000 of municipal funflfc. Holders of Nashville Kinds -sire Innuirinjji cic e ly Into city's affair . Recently lie city sold $2,000,000 worth of iccurl tie; in New iVk.I,- 9 "All the Ncvtv KT. the Time.'' HOLT KILLED IHIMSELf IN | MINEOLA JAIL M1NEOLA, N. v., July 7.?An offi cial statement issued this morning says that Frank Holt, assailant of J, P. Morgan committed suicide yester day evening by diving from tho top of his cell door to the cell-floor, n dis tance of ten feot, causing a fracture of the skull f-om which death quick ly followed. The autopsy shows that. Holt com- ' raitted suclde. It reveals that hem- 1 orrhage of tho brain was the imme diate cause of deatb, and that Is was 1 the result of a fractured skull. Some of the authorities hare claim ed that Holt killed himself by climb ing through an opening at the top of his cell and plunglug to the courts : below. Jeremiah O'Ryan. a keeper 1 detailed :o watch ilolt says he found 1 tho body In the cell following "a noise like an explosion." HOLT THREATENED 1 ATLANTIC LINER < NEW YORK, July 7.?An oxtruordl- J nary order was cent out by wireless 1 today to determine whether or not a portion of the dynamite that Holt ( was supposed to have in his posses sion was placed on board the Cunard liner Saxonla when she sailed from Now York for Liverpool, January 3. The wireless order was sent out be cause It was reported here yesterday at police headquarters that Holt had ' written to his wife at Dallas, Tex., 1 saying that the Saxonia would be 1 destroyed by an aeroplan.e All Well on Philadelphia. ' Today a wirolesr was received from which was also warned by wireless, 1 stating that everything on board the- 1 ship had been identified, and that all 1 were well aboard the ship. Saxonia Had Many Passengers. The Saxonia, which has not yet been heard from, had 324 passengers on board when "ihe coiled from this place. J Dynamite Is Found. ( Glencove, N. Y.. July 7.?Authori ties of Nassau County and New York , detectives are searching for twenty- t Ave pounds of dynamite known to , have been delivered to Holt in the i belief that It might have been placed | aboard steamships leaving New York . prior to Saturday, and to which wire- | less messages were spread over the , entire Atlantic. A trunk found last night In a stor age room above a livery stable and garage in West. 38th street. Now ] York City, was found to contain 134 ( sticks of dynamite. Sixty-seven , pounds ouc of two hundred sticks of . dynamite is known to have been ship- j ped to and received by Holt, under , the alias of C. Hendricks, at SyosHCt, , l.png Island, recently, and the 'plant' , found in the Itvery stable loft is said , to have been Holt's. Holt Identified As Muenter. GLEN COVE. N. Y., July 7.?S. P. Smith, a state detective In the district attorneys! office of Middlesex county. Mass.: Theodore Hilller, an automo- j bile man of Cambridge, and W. Brown, a Boston newspaper man, all today positively Identified F. Holt as .Enrich Muenter, a former Harvard In- 1 stridor who disappeared, after in- , dictmeni by ?. grand jury for tho murder <?f his wife. Leona Muenter, In 1906. Mi.-i wife was poisoned. morgan converses with new york partners NEW YORK. July 7.?J. Plerpont Morgan, still confined at his homo from the effects of the wound# in flicted by F. Holt Saturday, had suf ficiently recovered to converse over the telephono with his business part ners yesterday evening: He stated that his injuries were v.ot of a ser ious nature. GREAT BRITAIN TO PAY FOR WM.HELMINA LOSSES LONDON, July i?.?The British gov ernment lias announced its intention to pay $100,000, cuSthe first Install ment in settlement of claims of the owners of the American steamship TVilhelmina, which was seized by the British' authorities while carrying a cargo of foodstuffs from New York to LAKE STEAMSHIPS SOLD FOR ATLANTIC TRADE NEW YORK. Jul) 7.?The Erie railroad hay sold four of its eight Davidson of New York, president af the Staten Island Shipbuilding Com pah? Tho steamers will be brought to -the At1 v.tlc seaboard, and may en gage in the war trade Bach voaafeti i:- of 3,000 ions. ROBBERS ! FIGHT IN ARKANSAS LITTLE HOCK. Ark.. Jul7 7.?Sev en bank robbers were today engaged in a hot pistol battle with 100 citi zens of England, Lonoke county, near hero for an hour. N. W. Whltlock. the town marshal, was seriously wounded In the progress of tho bat tle. Tho bandits'drove their attackers Into the main hotel of tho town after failing to dynamite tho safe of the Bank of England. They escaped in in automobile after marching in close formation down the main street of Sheriff's posses are in pursuit in automobiles, and all oHlc-lals in near by counties have been notified to cap Lure the bandits. Many of those engaged with the robbers at England ire with the poms -s, and all of them say that they would be able to Identi ty their attackers. GERMANS DESTROY ARRAS CATHEDRAL BERLIN, July 7.?The great cathe dral at Arras was set afire today and destroyed during a bombardment of that city yesterday by the German ar tillery, accordling to a statement is sued today. The statement explained the neces sity that compelled the shelling of Ar ras, saying that it was because great bodies of French troops had been cOn :entrated there. ? ? ? NO PEACE UNTIL COUNTRIES EXHAUSTED NEW YORK; July 7.?The London lorrespondent of the New York Tri bune quotes a very prominent Amori :au business man. "I have visited every belligerent :ountry except Serbia. In not a sin gle instarico have 1 seen the slightest Imposition in any country to quit Fighting. Every nation now is fight ing for Its own honor. None will ever acknowledge defeat until absolutely broken. Even If tin; rulers wished to make peace thev couldn't do so." Another Sees Peace. LONDON, July 7.--H. W. Massing bam, editor of the British Nation, says hat a peace lido Is rising in Germany ind the higher classes are aiming it a better understanding with Eng land with less extravagant Ideas of conquest, annexation and indemnities than before. Dr. Liebrecht, the Ger nan Socialist, is declared to have stated that the masses are for peace. MONTENEGRIN OFFICIAL ACCUSED OF CRIME PORTLAND, Ore.. July 7.-?Jovnn Matanovitch was arrested tills morn ing on the charge of violating the neutrality of the United States. Matanovitch. said to bo secretary of King of Montenegro, announced in Seattle yesterduy that he had raised in army of 10,000 Montenegrins in this country and Canada, and that they would leave for the front from Montreal the last of this weok. Among the number were Montenegrins who came from Alaska during the past two weeks. It Is believed that agent sof Ger many are assisting In gathering the evidence against Matanovitch, and that many of those whom he lias In duced to leave for Montreal may he stopped bpfore they reach the Cana dian border. Matanovitch has not had his hcar With Matnnovich was arrested a countryman named Lurburch. Montenegrins Arrested. CHICAGO, July 7. -Federal author ities have arrested several Montene grins in Chicago. Detroit, Buffalo and other points who had been recruited in the United States to join the Mon tenegrin army. ? ? ? BELGIUM UNION MAY NOT BE TIGHT ONE journal says Gorman Chancellor von Bethmann-Holweg said in the Reich stag thnt the annexation of Belgium might have its inconveniencies and d oiay peace, but Germany can leave -iWgiuin her autonomy, force her to cater the German customs union, ac cept the German civil code and al low Germany to exploit her railways. This would be accompanied by a mil countries. > ? ?Sr ? ITALY IS STILL BATTERING AT AUSTRO ARMY LONDO N'. July 7.?Italy la keeping up her hcnvy battering taction against the Austro-Ilungarian positions along the Isonzo river with results that are contradictory, Rome claiming success and Vienna denying. Vienna reports "particularly fierce hut fruitless attacks" on the lower Isonzo between Oorizia and the sea. The reports from Rome, whllo lacking in detail of engagements and troop movements, are a',1 of the high est character of optimism. ITALY REPORTS SATISFACTORY DEVELOPMENTS LONDON, July 7.? Italian state merits received hero report satisfac tory developments in their offensive action against Cnrnio plateau, and success in thjlr air attacks on Aus trian encampments In the vicinity of Dpberdo Severe fighting is in progress on the edge of the Dobordo plateau ac cording to the latest Austrian state ment. Hit Auatrians Hard In the Alps ROME, July 7?Terlfflc losses have been inflicted on the Austrlans at Carnic. in vhe Alps, northwest of Mai borghetto, During the repulse of the efforts of the Italians -io relieve the fortress the whole front of their col umn was swept away by artillery fire and the column retired In confusion. The Austrian offensive on the Plava Cradisca front Is completely broken. At Udine an Austrian ammunition convoy was blown up by Italian avia tors. , AUSTRIA PREPARES TO STRIKE ITALY ROME, July 7.? Austria's counter offensive against the Italians has bo^ gun. According to advices from the front, four new corps of Austro-Hun-, garian troops have increased to near ly 500,000 the strength of Italy's ene mies. Practically every position ta ken by the Italians during the early days of the campaign is now under fire from Austrian artillery The bombardment is fierce at Predil pass, through which the Italians are trying to press forward to flank the enemy farther south. The Austrinns have mounted guns high in the mountains, which sweep every road. Two of these were cap tured Wednesday night by the Alpine forces of Italy. ?-? ?? GERMANS POUND FRENCH LINES ON WEST FRONT LONDON. July 7.?A statement is sued last night says that in France the Germans continue pounding the French lines, but toward the north, the silence which for some time has prevailed along the front that has been held by the British remains un broken. Germans Claim Success in West A German official announcement last night reported that two French attacks at Le Parges have been re pulsed. and that German aviators havo been active against the French near Epinal and in the Vosges. A Berlin dispatch says that tele graphic advices from the west front says in the recent battle between Ar ras and I^tbasse the French and Brit ish forces suffered fearful losses. One command is reported to have lost .1,400 men out of a total of 4,200. ?less than 800 escaping unscathed. Also In East The German report also says that in Russian Poland German forces took Russian positions and oOO prls nAar QllU?llllff """ TURKS CLAIM TO HAVE MADE GAINS CONSTANTINOPLE. July The War Office says: "Near Scd el-Baur the positions of the opposing forces are the same as before the last battle, when the enemy was driven back to his former positions. Since then he "One of our right wing patrols sur prised and destroyed a party of the enemy near Sed-e!Bahr, putting some machine guns out of action and re turning with 26 rifles, nine oases o( ammunition, pioneer material, spare par- of machine guns and other wr.t muterial." Turks Evacuate Adrianopte. LONDON. June L'K. A Centra! . v< dispatch from Home ays thai | the Turks have evacuated Adrianopl* md 'Ithdrnvn to the Cliatalja lines WARSAW IS SAFE FROM i ATTACKERS LONDON, July 7.?The Pe trograd correspondent of the London Times has wired to day that Warsaw is safe. The initial sentence in the dispatch | said: "No apprehension is enter jtained as to the fate of War saw. It is safe " The dispatch followed this statement with the further an nouncement that the only ad vancing army of the Teutonic allies had been stopped. OFFICIAL REPORT8 CONFIRM NEWS OF CHECK. Official reports from Petrograd eay that a diatlnct check has been Inflict ed on the Austro-Hungarian army near Krasnlk, In southern Russian Po land. The reports say that the ad. vance was stopped after severe fight ing in which the loss of life was | great No mention is made of the check ? the Russians claim to have adminis tered to the Teutonic advance on Warsaw In reports from Berlin and Vienna, but otherwise the reports I from both German and Russian ! source agree. They say that quiet prevails along the eastern front at all points except In South Poland, where sharp fighting Is admitted. This It understood to mean that the general offensive movement of the Austro Germans has been stopped, for the reporta cover the sections where the 'atter had not ceased to win daily successes for several weeks. BIG GUNS HEADED AGAINST WARSAW NOW AMSTERDAM, July 7.? Several train loads of heavy guns have boon sent from Essen to the Bzura river | front for the next assault on Warsaw, according to a message from Berlin. i ALLIES EXPECT BIG ATTACK IN WEST LONDON, July 7. ? Rumors con tinue to reach London from many sources, widely scattered as to loca tion, of a contemplated great Ger man offensive movement against the western front, with Calais and other channel points as the objective. The reports says that the Germans are aire* dy sending troops west ward, and that others are gathering at concentration centers for the pur pose of Joining in the attack that it is believed will succeed the eastern front as the point of greatest inter est. * - Allies Gain at Ypres. The Allies made considerable gains yesterday in the trench war in the vicinity of Ypres. The attacks and counter attacks continued at various places along tho western lines today with varying successes. GERMANY TO PUT 720,000*MORE MEN IN FIELD AT ONCE - COPENHAGEN, July 7.?According to authoratiro military sources Ger-Bj many will be able to place 18 more ar my corps In the field by (he end of July. These are composed chiefly of the second category of the landstrum comprising meii: who have never per! for nod military service, but aro ^t present in training, ard inland re serves which havo been resting In the interior of Germany- It la calcu lated the new troops will about equal In number the exhausted troops re turning from Gallcla. who will on.loy a partial rest, doing service as Inland BULGARIA SUMMONS RESERVISTS TO An MS ' , ATHENS. July 7.? The Bulgarian j reservists In the Greek territory have been summoned by their government. The entrance of Bulgaria into the .' war at an early date Is confidently expected here, though Germany is using Ovjyrv possible influence to jkeep her neutral. | MONTENEGRINS TAKE AN ALBANIAN PORT lj ROME. July 7.-?Montenegrin sol t Idlers arc reported to have occupied tlft* Albauiati port of San Gtovaun! De .; Mcdua, on the Adriatic.