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Vol. v., no- 612. - juneau, alaska, Thursday, july 8, 1915. " J PRICE TEN CENTOS.
Italian Armored Cruiser Sunk In Adriatic! AUSTRIAN SUBMARINE SINKS BIG ITALIAN CRUSER IN ADRIATIC ROME, July J.?While reconnolter ing In the upper Adriatic sea this morning the Italian cruiser Amalfi was sink by an Austrian submarine. Moet of her crew was rescued. The official statement given out to day of the sinking of the Italian crui ser Amalfi says: "As soon as he realized that his ship had been fatally struck, the commander of the Amalfi cried 'long live the King of Italy.' and then or- ' dered his crew to jump clear of the : ship for their lives. < "The officers and members of the ^ crew were drawn up along the stern | of the ship, and when the commander shouted 'long livs the King,' the shout was repeated w th enthusiasm. The 1 officers and crew gave a remarkable 1 exhibition of courage and discipline, t "The comander, who was the last j man to leave the ahlp, slipped over board shortly before the Amalfi sank. ( "Nearly all of the officers and crew s were saved." The Amalfi W8S a modern armored | cruiser, and was regarded as one of the strong fighting ships of the Ital ian nary. AUSTRIANS USE ASPHYXIATING GAS ' ^ i ROME. July 8.?The Austrians have 1 introduced the use. along the Isonzo 1 river front, of shells charged with as- : phyxlating lumen. Floods in the Is- - onzo, north and *outh of Gorlzetaoin onzo, north and sjath of Gorlzia. have begun to subside, but fresh storms have broken over the Carnlc Alps. r The War Office says the Austrian ( officers have been circulating false information among the troops. One j batch of Austria. i prisoners express ed surprise wheo they learned that Italy had not been visited by u devas-; tating earthquake. Making Vfar Material Italian military authorities assert that all arms, a nmunltion and ex plosive factories in the kingdom arc working day and night. Not To Bombard Rome. j PARIS. July !>.? Dispatches from Rome says that Pope Bvnedlct XV has received a letter from Emperor Fran- f cis Joseph, promising that Austro Hungarian aviators will not bombard Rome. N'aby Bey, Turkish ambassador to ' Italy, has dematded his passports, 1 according to a Rome dispatch. No de- 1 claration of war bntwen Italy and Tux- ' key has as yet bten Issued by cither c country"- 1 - - ^ s RECRUITING WONT BE PERMITTED IN THE UNITED STATES t WASHINGTON. July 8.?The gov ernment of the United States will not c permit agents of European countries t to recruit soldiers in the United t States, and It is to break up a sus- i pected concerted movement toward 1 that end by Montenegrin agents that j several arrests acre ordered this I week. Citizens of foreign countries ( will not be inte-efered with when they leave for Hbeir home countries f or Canada at their own risk, but or ganized recruiting will not be allow ed. t Matanovich Oenies Charges. t PORTLAND. Ore.. July 8.?Jovan I Matanovich denies that he has been c recruiting soldier) In the United States, but admits that he has urged f countrymen to go to Canada at their i own risk and expanses and there to t enlist for the war. 1 > ?? ? ^ GERMANS PREPARE t FOR WINTER CAMPAIGN f '1 t LONDON. July :t.? A Milan dis patch says that th; Germans have al- I ready ordered 500.(i00 sheepskin coats and specially invented stoves will be constructed in the trenches for the second winter canpaign. BULGARIA TO HAVE BIG A)?MY MANEUVERS ?1 ROME. July 8.?The Bulgarian ar my maneouvers on a large scale will 1 begin July 12 according to recent In formation. -AH the News All the Time" ? ? + + +** +)?++ + <??>** + c ? WEATHEl TODAY ? c ?? Maximum?65. + I ? Minimum ?17. y \ + CLEAR ( + U. S. TO RUN WIRELESS AT SAYVILLE, N. Y. WASHINGTON. July S.?The Unit :d States government took over th< Bayville. L. I., wireless station to lay and will operate it hereafter Violation of the neutrality of the [Inked States is assigned as the rea ion for taking over the plant. Prool was presented to the government that the station was being used foi he purpocs of dissemination of in ormation for military purposes. The Sayvilie station has been op ?rated between the United Statei ind Germany. DEADLOCK ON EAST WAR FRONT LONDON, July 8. ? Advices frorr Berlin and Vienna agree that the irmies along the eastern front arc leadlocked. .It is admitted at Vienna hat Russians have made gains in he vicinity of Krasnik and elsewhere n southern Poland. The Austrian explanation of the hauge in the situation along the tussian front is due to the reinforce acnt of the Russian lines and the ad [ition of great quantities of field and teavy artillery. Reports from Petrograd say thai he Russian railroads operating be ween the big centers and the fronl lave greatly increased their capacity. NONTHING DOING ALONG WEST FRONT LONDON. July 8.?Beyond the con tnuous artillery duels along the west ront, and the trench attacks at var ous points, there is little war news torn France and Belgium today. FRENCH ATTACKS IN ARRAS REGION FAIL AMSTERDAM. July S.? Although lerce fighting is still in progress tc he north and south ot Arras, the cli nax of. the French attempts to smasti he German line there hits been pass (d, according to reports from Gorman nilitary authorities In Belgium. They ay that the French, on account ol errlfic losses, are on the point of giv ng up the offensive, and resuming rench warfare. German sources es imate the French casualties in the ightlng around Arras at 100,000. Half a million French were massed m the line between La Basse and He lutterne. where for 50 days there hat teen continuous action. Since early n May approximately 1.800 heavy French guns have been hurling pro ectlles against the German positions n a single artillery action the Freed Ired more than 300.000 shells. BULGARIAN TERMS ARE REJECTED BY ALLIES BUCHAREST, July 8.? Bulgaria's leuiamis conditional to its particles ion (n the war on the side of the A1 ies hare been rejected by the entente iccording to advices received here. Shortly after the receipt of the un avorablc reply M. Tochcff, Bulgaria! ninister to Turkey, left for Constan inopla He had been summoned by lis government in anticipation of a fa rorablo reply from the Allies. It i< lelieved he would have stayed at So ia. if the Allies had accepted th< ems of Bulgaria. TALIAN BANK IN CHICAGO TO QUIT CHICAGO. July 8.~The State .Ban! if Italy, in Chicago, with a capital ol !200,000 and deposits of $375,000, wil ioit business, chiefly on aedbunt o vithdrawals of deposits due to the var. WAR ORDERS CAUSE ANOTHER SHOP THAT WAS IDLE TO RESUME PITTSBURGH. July 8.?Nine hun Ired employees of the H. K. Portei ?ompany who had been laid off at th? leginning of the war returned to wort yesterday as the result or orders thai vere received traax the Russian :ov irnmeat for 33 'occmoth cs. TWO MORE ! AMERICANS | ARE KILLED WASHINGTON, July 8.?Two Am ericans, members of the crew of the Anglo-Californian, were killed when that ship was shelled by a German submarine off the Irish coast. The matter was reported to the , State Department by Ambassador Walter H. Page, to whom the facts were made knewn by the British gov-| ernment. i Secretary of State Robert Lansing > . would not be quoted as to what effect! the loss of these additional American lives may have on the negotiations between tho United States and Ger> ? many. r l FALABA NOT ARMED. . LONDON. July 8.?Tho Falaba. the destruction of which caused the death of F. C. Thresher, the first American to lose his life in the war zone which surrounds Great Britain, was not ' armed and carried no greater cargo of munitions than in ordinary peace times, according to the official finding of Lord Mersey today. Lord Mersey conducted the investl . gations that were made by the admir alty. . RENEW FIGHTING AT DARDANELLES LONDON July 8. ? The reinforce ; ments of the Allies forces at Galli poli has been reported from Athens, and renewed activity has been report i|?d for the last two days. The Turk ? ish troops broke a period of Inactivity ? j outside of the artillery engagements ?; Tuesday when thov attacked the Brit [ ? ish front. Tho assaults were easily rcpuscd. and further assaults were ; repustd yesterday. Minor gains were made by the British today. BRITISH SUBMARINE SUNK SEVEN SHIPS ATHENS, July 8.-?The British sub marine that penetrated the Sea of . Marmora sunk seven Turkish mer chant vessels carrying food supplies for the Gallipoli ;irmy. Most of the i i Turkish warships have sought shelter in the. Golden Horn. The resumption of aeroplane activ ity on Galllpolt peninsula indicates a renewal of the Allies' assaults. i ITALY CANNOT HELP ) GALLIPOLI FORCES NOW i LONDON*. July 8.? Reports from ? Rome by Italy cannot at the moment" i afford to dispatch troops to aid the ? Allies in forcing the Dardanelles. Italy : has offered France and Great Britain ? free use of one or more ports In the ; Adriatic heel of Italy as a more ad - vantageous base than Alexandria, s i Further than that, Italy will send cer ; tain warships to the Dardanelles. ? BRIDGEPORT TO SURPASS ESSEN FOR AMMUNITION NEW YORK. July 8.? Within a | few months, when 58,000,000 worth of new ammunition plants are completed Bridgeport. Conn., will have at work from 60 to 75 per cent, more mea mak .: ing arms and ammunition than the Krupp works at Essen, which employ 80,000. Since August, over 200 ma [ chino shops, foundaries and the like have been converted into factories for making war supplies. Duponts Make Fortune An advance in Dupont Powder stock to $700 a share means a profit of &1 1 most $50,000,000 for the syndicate of . Dupont officials, headed by President Pierre Dupont, who purchased the j holdings of General T. Coleman Du _ pont in February. The price paid , for the stock was $200 a share, or ap proximately $20,000,000. Westinghouse Increases Plant PITTSBURGH. July 8.?The West inghouse Electric Conipnav has com , pleted the details for the construe f Hon of a 1000-foot buttding to manu I facturc cartridges, turning out 200,000 . every 24 houru. The company bas al , so taken the contract for $4,000,000 worth of shells. This company is at , present running 20 hours each day. RUSSIA PLACES ONE ORDER FOR $83,000,000 ; ?? NEW YORK. July 8.- Vice-Presi : Foundries"Company, of Montreal, ar > rived in New York Sunday from Pet t order for ammunition over placed by - the Russian government. It 'talis for 5,000,000 shells to cost 583,000,000. BURNING SHIP RUNS fOR SHORE NEW YORK, July 8.?The 13,000 ton liner Minnehaha is In the Atlantic today racing toward Halifax with * fire in her hold, threatening an enor mous cargo of war munitions which she has aboard. The Are was caused by an explo sion on board according to a wireless dispatch received this afternoon. She sailed from here for Great Brit ain last 8unday. HOLT MAY HAVE BEEN I CAU8E The circumstance that the Minneha ha was set on fire by an explosion which presumably occurred yester day, corresponding with the intiumtion by Holt that he had placed bombs on board an Atlantic liner., that- was timed to go off on July 7th, has lead the authorities to suspect that the dead assailant of J. Plerpont Morgan may have been responsible for the disaster which has overtaken that ves sel. HOLT'S WIFE TOLD THAT STEAMER WAS TO BE DYNAMITED WASHINGTON. July 8.? Frank Holt in a letter to his wife intimated that lie bad placed dynamite aboard an Atlantic liner, and that the bomb was timed to explode July 7th. The letter was received by Mrs. Holt at Dallas. Tex., and tlie authorities of that city forwarded the letter to the State Department hero, g Tho letter contained the following statement: "A steamer leaving New York for Liverpool should sink, God willing, on the seventh.. It is the Philadelphia or the Saxonla, but T am not quite sure as these left the second and tho third." On the margin of the letter was written :s "Tear this off until after this hap pens." HOLT AINU MUfclNlfcK WERE THE SAME CHICAGO. July 8.?Positive identi fication or Frank Holt, who attempt ed to kill J. Pierpont Morgan last Saturday and who committed suicide Tuesday night, as Prof. Erich Muen ter, of Harvard, who was Indicted nine years ago for poisoning his wife, Leola Muentcr, was made yesterday by Prof. Chester N. Gould, of the University of Chicago. Prof. Gould in a statement made yesterday admitted tbut he had Iden tified Muenter, who was a former pupil at the University of Chicago, while at Cornell University last No vember. Prof. Gould thought the man was doing good work and that there would be no danger of his ever com piiting crime again Saxonla Is Safe Yet. NEW YORK, July 8.?Wireless dis patches from the Cunard liner Sax onla today said that she is alt safe so far, and that search had failed to reveal an Infernal machine or danger ous explosives of any kind. No word was received from the Philadelphia yesterday afternoon, but no foars as entertained as to her safety. JAPANESE TO RUN STEAMSHIP LINE THROUGH CANAL NEW YORK. July 8.?The Nippon Yuson Kaisha has decided to estab lish a steamship line betweon New York and Japan, to operate through the Panama canal, at once. The Nippon Yuson Kaisha is the strongest Japaneso steamship com pany. It has been operating steam ships between Japan and the Ameri can Pacific ports for more than 20 years arid they have proved very profitable. AUSTRIAN WAR LOAN PROVES SUCCESSFUL WASHINGTON,' July 8.?The suc cess of the second Austro-Hungariau war loan Is assured, according to the announcement made by Alexander tria-Hungarv. Subscriptions already amount to $900,000,000 which provide tal Indebtedness of Austria-Hungary which previous to the war amounted to $3,800,000,000. has been rained to 55,300,000,000. The wealth of An.: tria-Hungnry Is estimated at 525, OOOftOO.bOti The Increase- of Indebted ueMj therefore, amount;* to rj* per cent, of the r.atlcma wealth. U. S. TO AID SETTLERS ON LAND WASHINGTON, July 8.?An inter ft : departmental committee named by ^ Secretory of the Interior FVanklln K. Lane and Secretary of Labor William B^WIIson is at work 011 a plan to re lievo unemployment in the United States through a scheme under which the Federal* government would fl 1 nance workers desiring to take up farm lands. The committee will com ' plete the proposed program with the necessary drafts of the legislation which would be necessary to bo fram- P ed before Congress meets in session t< next December. p Secretary of the Interior Lane n says It would bo possible for the p United States to locute thousands of s her citizens on agricultural lands and thus Increase tho agricultural product tl of the Nation, and thus add to Its n wealth yearly and at the same time c reduce the tenseness of the competl- P tion for place In the large cities and o industrial centers. a Secretary of Labor Wilson and Sec- li rotary of Agriculture Houston also fa- t< vor the plan, and tt Is said that It has 4i been submitted to and approved by "I President Wood row Wilson. tl ?>?? >> ? a FALCON JOSLIN TO LOOK FOR GOOD J QUARTZ PROPERTY J SEATTLE,. July 8-Falcon Joslin is going back North to look for a R good gold <iuartz mine, or a tract of c dredging ground. Incidentally ho will Install n wireless station. at Tolo- t( vana which will work In connection 0 with the wireless station at Fair- ri banks and other points in the Alas kan Interior. The station will be in- a stalled by C. L. Stevens, who will Z( go North with Mr. Joslin. I g | FOREIGNERS URGED ?! TO LEAVE MEXICO t( - ? Hi WASHINGTON. July 8.?'The Unit- w ed States is making renewed efforts r< to get foreigners to leave Mexico, and r< the State Department has been prom- v< Ised the assistance of Gen. Carranza. cl The American consulate at Monte | rey Is feeding C.OOO refugees from the N northern war zone. At Vera Cruz 1.500 arc receiving aid at the Ameri can consulate, and at Mexico City n large .number are being assisted. ?i ti Huerta To Return North. tl ED PASO, Tex.. July 8.?It is re- A ported here that Gen. Huerta lias oi promised to return north on condi- S tion that the government will cease r< its persecution against him. Tho of fer was made to Huerta. it is said, F and accepted by him. CITY OF SEATTLE TO SAIL WITH 120 PASSENGERS F SEATTLE. July 8.?The City of & Seattle will sail for the North tonight H with 120 passengers. Among thoso ? on hoard will he the following bound H for Juneau: b M. G. Burch and C. Mallette. ti Physicians Coming. Among the excursionists on the N City of Seattle will be a party of four- a teen Pennsylvania physicians. ^ h FORMER PRESIDENT TAFT ri TO VISIT EXPOSITION h n SAN FRANCISCO. July 8 ? For mer President William H. Taft will G visit tho Panama Pacific Exposition about the middle of next month. He j will address the peace society, and ; for a part of tho day while hero he A will be the guest of the Ohio Society. c I< To Address Press Club In Portland Tf ^ PORTLAND. Ore.. July 8.?Former 11 President Taft will be tho guest at a K breakfast of the Portland Press Club August 22. according to prosent plans. G Ho will deliver a speech to the -club on a subject to bo chosen later. EUROPEANS SELLING ti AMERICAN SECURITIES n NEW YORK. July 8.? There hus n been a stondy selling of American o stocks on the Now York exchange c for several weeks, and it is estimat- g ed that they amount to large sums. There has also been a lively sale of C American bonds -fur future delivery. These sales have been caused by the low price of exchange. \ ? ? ?? : t STOCK QUOTATIONS h closed yesterday at 38?<,; Chino, 44% Bjaj. Jfei; Utah Copper lit!; Butte I iVOULD CLOSE THANE ROAD TO MOTORISTS General Manager B. L. Thane, Of lie Alaska Gastlneau Mining com any said today that lie would close j general traffic the Sheep Creek lanked road unless automobiles and lotorcycles observed the tegulations rescribing u speed of not more than Ix miles au hours, on the road. Mr. Thane was an eye-witness tc ic accident on the roadway la* ight at 9:30 o'clock, when a motor ycle driven by C. E. Franzen e ersoverance. ran over the two-yeai Id Raymond Gerrizen, son of Mr. nd Mrs. Joseph Gerrizen, who live l a cottage on the road. "The mo jrcycle waB not going at the rate of } miles an hour," Mr. Thane said, hut it was going much too fast, and mt the boy was not killed Is a mlr ele. The planked road is the prl ate property of the Gastlneau Co. is not a speedway. Those families ho live along the road have children ho have no other playground, and ie exercise of good judgment by au lists and motorcyclists In their peed-will minimize the daiigor of ac IdenL" Chief of Police E. J. Sliter stated iday that within ihe city limits the rdlnancc against speeding will be gldly enforced. The Garrctson child was uninjured. Ithough one of ihe wheels of Fran jn's motorcycle passed over him. r. Is. 0. Sloane examined him to ay. The child was brought to Ju eau last night, but was later taken > his home. After Franzen had ruck the child, he stopped and did hat ho could for him, and expressed ? ;ret that the accident had occur td. The father of the child was pre L'nted from assaulting the motorcy Ist, hy bystanders. tew MEMBER or ROAD COMMISSION WASHINGTON, July 8?MnJ. Pet r W. Davidson, Twenty-sixth Infan y, has been appointed a member of te board of road commissioners for laska, and designated as disbursing (llcer. He will report at Valdez on eptember 15, and on October 1 will jileve First Lieut. Louis A. Kunzig. ORMER GOVERNOR FOSS SPEAKS FOR PROHIBITION ATLANTIC CITY, N. V., July 8,? ormer Governor Kugcnc N. Foss, of [ussachuactts. who sometime ago an ounced his candidacy for the Repub can nomination for Governor of Mas lchusetts on a prohibition platform, 'e said prohibition will be one of the ig Questions in the National conven ons next year. Foss was three times Governor of lassachusctts. having been elected as Demgcrat In 1910, 1911 and 1912, hen Gov. Walsh succeeded him. He ad been a former Republican and :-turncd to that party in 1914 when e was defeated for the Republican ominatlon for Governor, OLLAR STEAMSHIPS SOLD TO ENGLISH SEATTLE, July 3.?Claiming that raerlcan steamers cannot be operat d at a prollt undor the new LaFol >tte bill, the Dollar Steamship Co. csterday consummated the sale of ie steamships M. S. Dollar and Mac Inaw to British concerns. iREAT BRITAIN'FORBIDS EXPORTATION OF METALS , ? LONDON, July 8.- -Further expor itlon of lead, spelter, antimony and Sckel from Great Britain liar been srbidden by the government. The letals are all required in the making f ammunition, and the supply in the ountry is not sufficient to meet the overnment demands. ?; ? IREGON MAN KILLS j SELF ON WEDDING DAY OREGON CITY. July 8.? Herbert Varner, Who was to be married yes erday at noon to Mrs. Ella Delanoy, ting himself at 8:30 o'clock yester ay morning to an old Oak tree. ? ?? E. S. Hewitt, the- L. C- Smith and ewriter man. returned ou the efferson from a business trip to Kat* l-lkoii, Wrangeii and other points. ffllRTY-THREE KILLED BY WORST STORM IN CINCINNATI'S HISTORY CINCINNATI, 0., July 8?The known dead as a result of the tornado and rainstorm which prevailed here fo many hours is now known to number 33 per sons ? including 18 deckhands on Ohio river steamers. CINCINNATI, O., July 8.?A terrific tornado struck Cincinnati last night and within ten minutes brought upon the city the worst disaster in its his tory. The storm grew In Its ferocity hourly until today. Large parts of the city are In ruins, and It Is estimated that 40 persons have been killed. The known dead at noon today wae_15, but the loss of life on the river front Is believed to have been greater. The debris of wrecked buildings is being searched and the Ohio river dragged for victims. In sections of the city there was not a building left standing, and the loss of river craft along the banks of the Ohio has been very large. It Is fear ed that the river loss will extend to other points between hare and Wheel ing, W. Va. BIG TORNADO COVERS ALL MIDDLE WEST Chicago, July 8.? It is estimated that 60 persons were killed and over 100 wounded by tornadoes and rain storms that have swept over Ohio, In diana, Illinois, Missouri and Nebraska iast night The damage to property will amount to several millions. Ohio was the heaviest sufferer. The loss of life was greatest at Cincinnati, where the storm reached its highest point. The extent of the property loss and its nature will not'be known for a day or two, and It will take several days to make an accurate estimate of the damage to the crops. UNKNOWN MAN SUICIDES NEAR ALASKA-JUNEAU An unknown man was found dead in a gully about 80 feet above the A1 aska-Junoau trail this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock ty Mrs. Axel Hoimqulst, who was picking salmon berries. Mrs. Hoimqulst immediately report ed the discovery to U. S. Commission er B. Marshall, who empanelled a coroner's jury and proceeded to the spot. Mrs. Hoimqulst stated that she almost stepped on the man be fore she saw him and that she was bo frightened that she didn't exam ine the body but came down the hill as quickly as possible. The body was found in a sitting pos ture leaning against the side of the hill and a 38-callbrc six shooter with one empty chamber was found be tween his feet. He was Well dress ed and had an overcoat which was neatly folded under him. Death evi dently took place a week or ten days ago as the body is In a very bad state of preservation. Mrs. Hoim qulst stated that she was over the same ground two weeks ago and that places the death shortly after that time. The body was brought to tho Young undertaking parlors where tho cor oner's jury, composed of John Mu setli, E ? LaBounty, Arvld Lund quist, L. J. Allen. E. H. Sherman and A. M. White held an inquest The verdict returned by the Jury at four o'clock was that "the deceased came to his end by a gunshot wound inflicted by himself." The only means of identification were the letters "C.S.S." on the In side of a ring. There was $12 on tho body. The suicide was a men well into middle age. presumably about 55, and ; weighed about 150 pounds, as near as could be judged. ALAMEDA SAILS WITH 250 PASSENGERS SEATTLE. July 7.? The Alameda ? sailed for Alaska last night with 250 uasscngers with the following nam led for Juneau: Hugh C, Wallace, Melville Wallace, IH. G. Dier-tcr, Miss Hickey. E. Y. ! Malany. F. Ardner, Mn?. F. W. Ma'son, IJohn Murphy, Mrs. Frost. Mius An jderson, W. f. Lass, arid W. R. Moore.