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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL V NO 625. ? JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, JULY 23, 1915. * PRICE TEN CENTS. I i? 1 ? --i?- ' ? lirL ^ RUSSIA STEMS SURGING TEUTONIC TIDE FOR A TIME U. S. NOTE; DELIVERED AT BERLIN BERLIN. July 23.?American Am bassador James \V. Gerard delivered the American note to Foreign Minis ter von Jagow this nfternoon. U. S. Rests Case. WASHINGTON. July 23. ? Word was received this afternoon that Am bassador James W. Gerard had deliv ered the American note to Germany on the Lusitania and submarine war controversy. With this information' the United States has rested her case for the present. Secretary of State Robert Lansing left Washington today for Manches ter. Mass.. where he will confer with Col. K. M. House tonight. He will re main for the night as a guest of the latter. They will discuss European matters as they were found to exist by Col. House during his visit at the various capitals of the warring na tions. President Wilson has returned to 'ornlsh. N". H. Text of Note Out Tonight. ""he text of the German note will -riven out tonight. It is declared ts salient points will be as have t st'.ated in the newspapers. V J. S. To Investigate Orduna Case. WASHINGTON. July 23.?The Unit ed States -will make diplomatic in <tulry of Germany Into the matter of the Orduna v Collector of Customs Dudley Fiel^n Malone. of New York, presented tfis report of his investiga tions to vhe State Department today. It contains the statement that the Br;.: '<h passenger liner, bound from Liverpool for New York, carrying pas ' sengors, was attacked by^< a German ,? submarine without warning. germansIeize american bark BERLIN. July 23.?The American bark Dunsvre. bound from New York to Stockholm, has been seized by Ger man war vessels and taken to Swine mude. No statement as to the causes has been made. GERMANS SEIZE MORE SHIPS COPENHAGEN. July 23.? Four morn neutral steamers, three Danish and one Swedish have been intercept ed by German warships in the Baltic and taken to Swlnemunde. FEAR FOR THE SAFETY OF BRITISH STEAMSHIP BOSTON. July 23?Fears are felt for the British steamship Bollington Grange which left Boston for Dunkirk on June 20 wlith a $750,000 cargo of beef and provisions for the French army. GERMAN INTERESTS IN SUBMARINE WAR COPENHAGEN. July 23.?A Berlin spe'ial says that amidst doubt sur rounding the German-American situa tion one central fact stands out clear ly?that Germany will not give up its submarine war. Not only military hut German commercial interests de mand a continuance of trade war to the limit of effectiveness. It is contended that Germany, by reducing the number of ships engaged in commerce, will recompense Ger man ship owners for the loss of the use of their idle ships during the war. If the merchant tonnage of the Allies an I neutral powers can be sufficiently reduced, the demand for the services of the German ships that are intern ed in American and other ports will be gerately Increased. STOCK QUOTATIONS. NEW YORK. July 23.?Alaska Gold closed yestreday at 34%, Chlno 45%, Ray. 23%: Utah Copper, 66%: Butte and Superior, 70%. Copper was quoted at 19% cents. FILED FOR RECORD. 4 Louise R. Rhodes has sold to Lor enza Teppa. for 3600, a onc-story btiilding at 174 Franklin street. The sum of $300 was paid, the balance to come in payments of $25 monthly. Mike Hulko and wife have surren dered their lease of a parcel of land a id a small dwelling, located on the Bonanza King mining claim at Doug las. The consideration was $95. The annual rent is set forth at $15. The property is owned by the Tyec Min ing company. BOYLE ON THE EVANS. Register C. B. Walker, of the land office, this morning received a wire from Frank A. Boyle, receiver of pub lic moneys, stating that he will ar rive on the Admiral Evans tomorrow night. 4* ? + + + + + + + + ? + ?> + + + 4 4. WEATHER TODAY <* 4- Maximum?59. 4 <? Minimum?53. 4 4> Rainfall?.14 In. 4 4> Clondy. ALASKA PRODUCES MOREGOLD WASHINGTON. July 23.?Alaska's gold production for 1914 was valued at $15,764,250 according to figures maed public today by the United States geological survey. This Is an increase of $562,950 over the produc tion of 1913. The production of copper was 21, 450,62S pounds as against 23,423,070 j pounds in 1913. The decrease in the copper production was due to the tact that several properties were , closed down or curtailed their out put during the last few months of the year on account of the demoralization that followed the outbreak of war in Europe. The output for 1915 will show a large Increase. v The value of the total mineral pro duction of Alaska for 1914 is placed at $19,118,080. SENATOR TILLMAN IS COMING NORTH SEATTLE. July 23?United States Senator Benjamin R. Tillman, of Trenton. South Carolina, will arrive j here today on his way to Southeast- i em Alaska. It will be Senator Till- j man's tlrst trip to Alaska. Senator Tillman is one of the lead ers of the United States Senate in which he is serving his fourth term, having been elected for the first time in 1894. after a strenuous career in South Carolina politics. He is chair man of the committee on naval af fairs. a member of the appropriations, mines and mining, and other import ant committees. In his early days in politics Senator Tillman, because of the bluntness of his simllles and other characteristics, was nicknamed "Pitchfork" Till man. a name that disappeared as peo ple learned to know him better. For many years he has been one of the National leaders of the Democratic party. BOY GOES CRAZY AND SHOOTS AT EVERYBODY SEATTLE. July 23.?Becoming un balanced through brooding over tbe deaths of his father and brother. Ed ward Curtis, aged 16 years, armed with a rifle, took a position on a rail road bridge at Issaquah, and began shooting at all persons attempting to cross the bridge, warning them that it was haunted. He was placed un der arrest. The boy's father was killed by a train on the bridge and a few days later his brother jumped to his death from the structure. EMPLOYEES TO MAKE ARBITRATION HARD + BOSTON. July 23.?A Joint confer ence board representing 4200 em ployees of the Bay State Street Itail way Company has decided that in the I future no arbitration proceedings will be agreed to by the men unless fac tors of the company's financial con dition, and the "law of supply and demand" are eliminated from consid | oration in the proceedings. AMERICAN MINISTER TO DOMINICA RESIGNS] WASHINGTON. July 23.?The res ignation of American Minister to the Dominican Republic James M. Sulli van has been rcceh'ed by President Wilson aud has been accepted. GOMPERS ARRIVES AT BRIDGEPORT, CONN. BRIDGEPORT, Conn.. July 23. ? Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of I>abor. au ived here today to inquire into labor condi tions. It is announced that there has been no change In the situation, and that the machinists will return to work Monday. NO INCREASE IN NEW YORK PASSENGER RATES NEW YORK. July 23.? The New York public service commission re fused the petition of the Ulster & Delaware Railroad to increase its mileage rate front two to three cents per mile, on the grounds that the commission has not the power to in crease the rate above the maximum set by the legislature. FRENCH ARE SELLING AMERICAN SECURITIES NEW YORK. July 23.?It is under stood that a considerable part of the foreign selling of American securi ties has been on the French account. French holdings of American securi ties have been worwarded to London as collateral for English loans, but have not been acceptable to London bankers and have in turn been sent ? home to New York. MORATORIUM CONTINUED PARIS. July 23.?The French gov> ernment has decided to continue the 1 moratorium. COUNCIL VOTES $20,000 fOR PUBLICSCHOOLS The city council today appropriated $20,000 for the public Schools for the coming year, tne same as was al lowed last year, and $2,000 more than the schools cost In 1913-14. The ^ school board had asked for $23,536. ^ In determining that thero would be no advance In the allowance for tho schools for the present year the city , council took into account the condl- j tlon of tho city's finances, the work to be done by the city and the pros- ^ pectlvo revenues. ^ "The law contemplates that there ^ shall be no municipal debt." said a J member of the council, "and we feel that It is necessary to get the city A out of debt. We had to cut down on * the police appropriation, and to cut ^ the costs in many other departments of tho city, and feel that conditions do not warrant an enlargement of * the expenses of the public schools at ^ this time. They were increased last * year from $18,000 to $20,000, and wo ^ feel that while wo are struggling to ^ get the city'B finances on a sound and * lawful basis that we should have the co-operation of the school authorities. "We found it necessary to make tho tax levy as large as the law permits, v We cannot put any more on the tax- v payers, and we believe the latter are _ entitled to see that the council keeps the municipality out of debt if that is possible." a Tax Levy is Two Per Cent. n The council approved the assess- p ment rolls of tho city for the year, and voted a tax levy of two per cent. School Board Meets Tonight. The members of the school board v will meet tonight to discuss school h situation as it is affected by 4I10 ac- (! tion of the council in refusing to in- ^ crease the allowance for this year over that of last year. Members of ^ the school board declined to discuss the matter before the meeting. PACIFIC MAIL I WILL CONTINUE ! INJUSINESS ? SAN FRANCISCO, July 23.?Phil- c Ip Mason, reputed to he a represen tative of President Woodrow Wilson a In an investigation into tho effect of ? the La Pollette seaman's law, says It tht Pacific Mall Steamship company tl is not going out of the Transporta tion business. "If the company real- * ly wanted to sell," he said. "I will I agree to find an American buyer, but there is not a chance that tho com pany will sell." He contends that the Pacific Mail Steamship Com pany is ready to continue in business as a separate company from the Southern Pacific and as an American P concern." t t t e JERSEY STRIKE WAR * CONTINUED TODAY ? BAYONNK, N. J.. July 23.?Rioting 8 continued today throughout the Bay onno district, involving Constable h Hook at Tidewater and the Tidewater refineries of the Standard Oil com- I pany. Six men were shot in a clash that occurred early today. Two of them were strikers and four were guards. The wounds of the strikers are slight, 1 I while the four guards are in a sori- :t I ous condition. 1 . ? , ( AMERICAN INVENTS AN AIR TORPEDO WASHINGTON, July 23.?An aerial < torpedo boat for attacking ships whllo in protected harbors In a projected American enterprise according to pat ents just issued by the United States patent office it was learned today. The patent was issued to Rear-Ad miral Bradley A. Flske. United States navy, who is attached to the navy war college. The torpedoes, when fired from an airship, may be steered from it through the air much as torpedoes are now steered through the water. FAMOUS NEW YORK LAWYER IS DEAD NEW YORK, July 23?William M. Ivins, one of the most famous lawyers of New York City and recently attor ney for William Barnes, jr., in his li bel suit against former President Theodore Roosevelt, died here this morning. Ivens was the Republican candidate for Mayor of New York against formed Hayor George B. Mc Clellan. PANAMA CANAL IS PAYING ITS EXPENSES ?+? WASHINGTON, July 23.?Counting only the cost of operation, cost of the civil government, the sanitary work of the government and the adminis tration and handling of ships and shipping, the Panama Canal is now on a paying basis according to the of ficial reports for the fiscal year which closed June 30. It is not yet meeting the cost of interest on the investment ? nor is it providing for a surplus. Empire ads reach buyers. THUNDER STARTLES JUNEAU ? 4. ? QUEER PRANKS. * ? 4. ? More lightning and thunder ? ? shook 'Juneau late this after- + i? noon. There waB one runa- * ? way, and a tree was uprooted 4* ? by lightning near the ceme- ? ? tcry. In the Juneau Telephone * ? office every number on the + ? switchboard dropped simul- 4* k taneously. The lightning al- + ? so caused the big flrebell to tap. * A heavy bolt of lightning at ? ? 4 p. in. struck a tree near the + e* big transmission tower at "the 4? ? slide" below tho Standard Oil 4? ? dock, on tho Thane road. Tho * ? same shock blew out a nura- <? ? ber of fuses on the electric + ? light poles in town. ? ?y ? ?> 4? + v ?!? <? -I' ?!? ?:> + What was pronounced by people rho have lived hero since the town fas founded, to have been the first eal thunder-shower in the history of uneau, occurred at 12 o'clock today, ud business stopped for a brief ten ilnutcs, while everyone viewed the henomcna. Four years ago?on the Fourth of uly?deep rumblings of thunder rere heard, for two or three minutes, i tho afternoon, and similar ovl ences of electrical disturbances have een witnessed, but today's electrical isturbance was the first timo that ightnlng was vividly flashed in the eavens over this Immediate section f Alaska. Tho zig-zag shafts were ccompanied by loud thunder claps, nd within five minutes rain was fall ig heavily, tho drops being unusual f large. It is believed that the unusually >ng period of hot weather, was re ponslble for the storm. A light rain ell yesterday,* and today's shower, rhile it startled the town while the bunder pealed and the lightning racked, was greatly appreciated. In the summer of 1S09 Skagway had n unusual electrical storm, but there ras very little thunder, and recently, : is reported, that there was a real bunder storin there. :hinese flood drown 175,000 ?*? PEKING, July 23. -The latest re orts from the flood districts of South astern China say that 175,00 Chln so have perished. Heavy rains continue to fall in Lwangui and Kwangtung provinces, nd the rivers in those sections are ver their banks again. Sixty villages have been swept way, and literally thousands arc now tarving. Tho floods are the worst that China as had in years. J. S. AND SWISS CO-OPERATE TO PROVIDE DYESTUFFS WASHINGTON, July 23.?Negotia lons were started through the trade dvisers of the State Department and he Bureau of Foreign and Mosestic Commerce, whereby the United States VIII endeavor to secure co-operation ?etween the dye manufacturers of his country and Switzerland, In or ler to meet the serious scarcity of lyestuffs resulting fgrom the cutting iff of German coal tar dyes, was giv 'n impetus today when It was an munccd that the plan will be carried mt American manufacturers are iccking to utilize the Swiss dye work lending tho development of the in luBtry In the United Statos. Hereto ore the Swiss plants have received torn Germany supplies of so-called 'Immediate" coal tar products, to be :onverted into the finishing dyes. Sermany now threatens to cut off his supply on the ground that tho inlslied products were being exported >y Switzerland to France and Eng and. The dyestufT Industry Is being fos ;ercd in this country by the Depart ncnt of Commerce and has been glv jn a great deal of attention since the tpening of the war. The United States is now in a position to furnish i subtsantial quantity of "intermed iates" and tho plan is to have this product shipped to Switzerland for the finishing process. ? ? * AUTOMOBILE MAKERS * * WARNED TO BEWARE ? 4- Cleveland, O., July 23.?Tho ?> 4- groat automobile concerns ? 4- have been wanted by the Unit- * * ed States government to look * 4> out for dynamite attacks by ? operators who are In sympathy ? 4* with Germany and who are ? * seeking to stop the manufac- * ?> ture of war supplies. 4 4" + * ? ? $. ? GUATEMALAN PROMISED TO AIDGEN.HUERTA GALVESTON, Tex., Julq 23.?Mexl can papers received here contain cor resopiulence indicating that Prcsldenl Cabrera, of Guntemala, had promised to re-establish Gen. Huorta in' author ity in Mexico, and that ho had sug gestcd to Hucrta that the latter uhc German officers in getting an arm> together. The papers seem to leave no doubl that a general plan had been arranged in detail, which involves Mexicans Central Americans and citizens oi the United States, to re-establish the Huerta dictatorship. AMERICANS FEEDING MEXICANS NEW YORK. July 23.?The Amcrl can Red Cjross is feeding 16,000 Mex icans at Monterey. WANAMAKER WANTS U.S. TO BUY BELGIUM PHILADELPHIA, July 23. ? John Wanamaker, lu an address, urges the business men of the United States to raise a fund of $100,000,000 and lonn It to the American government with which to purchase Belgium from the German government and then to pre sent it to the Belgian people. Wanamaker contends that money so spent would be In the interest- of hu manity and worth more as a national defense than though it were expend ed in armaemnt. RUSSIA FEARED U. S. WOULD TAKE ALASKA SAN FRANCISCO, July 23.? Prof. Frank Colder, of the University ol Washington, announced here yoster day that a study of the records of the Imperial archives at Petrograd, re vealed that the real reason that In duccd Russia to sell Alaska to the United States was the belief that the United States would take the Terrl tory in the course of time. He said that from the beginning of> the set tlement of the Oregon territory by the United States and the creation of two States on the Pacific coast, Russia determined that it was the purpose of the United States to secure con trol of all of the Pacific coast ol America nortli of Mexico, and that eventually she would find some pre text for taking Alaska. SPAIN PREPARES TO DEFEND HER COLONIES PARIS, July 23.?A Madrid special says that Spain is arming to defend herself, fearing an aggression against Its island possessions in the coming peace settlement. Artillery and the small urmB factories are working 24 hours a day. TEUTONS ARE LIBERAL WITH HUNGARIAN AND RUSSIAN LANC PARIS, July 23.?It is learned here that the Teutonic Allies have offered Roumania Bukowina and Bessarabia as a reward for continued neutralltj until the end of the war. ENGLAND CONSIDERING CONSERVING MEAT SUPPLY ??!>? LONDON, July 23.?England Is con sidering limiting the slaughter of cat tlo in ordor to conserve its meat sup ply. GERMANY PREPARING FOR NEXT WINTEF CHICAGO. JOly 23.?Manager Hoh meyer of the Corn Products Refinlnf Company, back from Europe says "Germany has 16,250,000 tons of pota toes, 5,000,000 tons of moat with flou' and grain in proportion as a surplui of the winter campaign." RUSSIA AND JAPAN MAY FORM ALLIANC! LONDON, July 23.?A new allium: between Japan and Russia is said t be imminent. BANDITS WERE AFTER MORMON LEADEI DENVER. Colo., July 23.?Covert ment secret service men believe tha the perpetrators of the recent Yc lowstone park holdup in which 12 persons, including Senator James F Brady, of Idaho, and many Easter school teachers were robbed, wa planned for the purpose of abductin Joseph P. Smith, head of the Mormo church, for, the purpose of securln a ransom. It Is believed that the abduction < Ernest Enipey, or Idaho Fails, wt committed by the same band of m? who robbed the tourists in'the par A ransom of $6.000. was demandc for the release of Empey, and It said that It will be paid by the en tleman's father. Empire want ads. get, Results ? ITALY TO j WAR ON TURKEY 1 ROME, July 23.?Diplomatic rela- < ' tions between Italy and Turkey, al- ' ready strained, are becoming more ' , tenKe because of the reported rofus- , al of the Turkish authorities to per- ? mito Italians from leaving the Otto- ' man Empire. ? It is believed here that a declara- ' tlon of war by Italy on Turkey in tile * near future is highly probable. Turks and Germas Attack Tripoli. ' Reports from Cairo that Germans ? ? and Turks have landed an expedition ' on Italian territory In Tripoli has ? aroused the ire of the Italian press. "i TURKEY DESIRES PEACE WITH ITALY < LONDON, July 23.?A Rome dis- ' patch to the London Daily News says ( Turkey is trying to avert a formal t break with Italy. It is said to be one ( of the purposes of the visit of the Turkish diplomats in Switzerland. . 1 little mm in | galip0i.i situation' r CONSTANTINOPLE, July 23.?Ac cording to otliclal reports made here there has been little change in the situation at the Galllpoli front (luring the week. Both the Turkish troops and the enemy have confined their efforts to desultory fighting with small arms, and to sapping opera tion according to reports from the front. The weather has been excessively warm, and numerous prostrations are reported in the Turkish forcec. It is believed that the Allies have suffered from the heat even more than the Turks. THE TURKISH LOSS NOW PLACED AT 208,000 ATHENS,. July 23.?A MIfylene dispatch says that the Turkish losses to date at the Dardanelles are csti mated by the Allies at 208,000 in kill ed, wounded and captured. BRITISH STEAMSHIP SUNK BY TURK MINES * The HAGUE, July 23.?Dispatches from Cairo state that the British steamship Theresa was sunk at Suez ; by Turkish mines. GERMANS TO PROSECUTE AMMUNITION MAKERS BERLIN, July 23.?It was officially '? announced today that the government ' had determined that Germans work ing in the factories of neutral coun tries, particularly in the United Stntes, producing war supplies are 1 public enemies, and they will be pros- 1 ! ecuted for treason if they ever return : to German soil. ' ? ? ? i SWEDEN ACCEPTS ? RUSSIAN EXPLANATION + ( 1 STOCKHOLM. July 23.? Sweden ! has accepted the explanation of Rus- ' ' sia for the violation of Swedish neu- ' 1 trality in a naval battle off tho island * of Gothland and the incident is clos- ' ed, a "prompt and satisfactory set- * tlement having been made." BRITISH AND FRENCH WORK TOGETHER ON WAR MUNITION I- LONDON, July' 23.? The French 1 ' and British governments arc co-op- ! ? eratlng In the manufacture and pur- 1 :hnse of munitions of war. Since the 1 conference betweeh the newly ap- ' pointed French Minister of Muni- 1 ! cions and Lloyd-George there has 1 boon a marked Improvement In the ' situation. : GERMANS USE AUTOMATIC SHELL CARRIERS FOR GUNS r ?-!?? * ROTTERDAM. July 23.? Germans havo now devised an automatic shell feeding systef device for 8-Inch and 17-Inch guns. The device Is a sort of - endless chain on the principle of a moving staircase. It carries shells to ?' the gun through an underground pae 0 sage from an ammunition depot that Is situated some distance in the rear. GOVERNMENT WON'T PAY 1 FOR SUBMARINES' HAVOC t-j LONDON, July 23.?Chancellor of I the Excheuquer McKcnna Informed a 1- questioner in the House of Commons 5 who wanted the survivors of the Lus I. Itanla compensated, for their lost ef n fects that the British government s "cannot undertake to pay compensa g tlon for losses at sea owing to the n action of the enemy." g ? ? ? GREAT BRITAIN WANTS )f AEROPLANE MOTORS in NEW YORK, July 23.?British Ag k. ent D. A. Thomas has asked Frank id H. Harrlman, South Glastonbury. Is Con., the noted motor expert. If he it- can supply an unlimited number of aeroplane motors and when they can be delivered. Mr. Harrlman Is now making 20 special aeroplane motors TEUTONIC DRIVE IS CHECKED *4444444444444444 , * ? GERMANS CLAIM SUCCESSES 4 b ?4? 4 b Berlin, July 23.?Dispatches 4 * received here from the East 4 b say that the supremo Russian 4 fr effort to stop the German drive 4 b has failed. 4 b It Is also stated that the bat- 4 b tie for the possession of War- 4 b saw will probably be settled In 4 !? the contest between the Bug 4 !? and Vistula rivers. 4 (. * ??444444444444444 LONDON, July 23. ? The strength >f the outlying defenses of Warsaw ind the stubbornness of the Russian >pposition to the attacking forces of he Teutonic Empires have checked or a time at least the drive toward he Polish capital. Driven back upon the fortress of vangorod to the southeast of War taw the Russian line Is maintaining ts position at that point as far as :he latest official reports indicate. Berlin claims that the Russian line lorthwest of Warsaw, which presents i long curving front to the Germans, s wavering, but It is admitted that :he line has not yet been broken. From the fortress Novo Georgievsk, tlong the line of the Narew river to :he North, the Russians are battling desperately, and thus far effectively, igainst the surging German tide. Not excepting the Battle of the Vlarne and the first terrible days of :he German stand at the Battle of the Msne has anything approaching the jigantic proportions of the great ser es of battles that are now raging ilong an 800 miles front from the Baltic to Southern cancia ever oecn witnessed. Both sides have greatly 'elnforced their armies, and every :rick known to military strategy Is )eing used in the conflict. The Rus tlans are admittedly on the defensive, sut at places in the great line of bat tle they are fighting as if they were the aggressors, but it is for the avow :d purpose of relieving the strain at some other point The final outcome of the contest is speculative, and Russians are hope* 'ul that they will yet save the day. 5n the other hand Berlin reports con inue to indicate that the Germans lave no doubt as to the final out :ome of their aggressive offensive nove against not only Warsaw and Riga at the north, but they still hope 0 pierce the Russian lines in such 1 way as to destroy its effectiveness ind to capture a great number of >risoners. FIGHTING ON BALTIC WANES. There has been a distinct slacken ng of the force of the German at acks along the Baltic toward Riga, iccording to Petrograd reports, and ndications that the Germans are re novlng men from there for use far mer south. On the other hand the fighting louth of Waisaw between the Bug ind Vistula rivers is more deeper >te than ever. The Germans ap jarently are concentrating their ef 'orts at that point today In the hope >f administering a decisive defeat to :he Russian forces there. RUSSIA NOT NEAR THE END OF HER RESOURCES LAUSANNE. July 23.?That peace between the Teutonic Allies and Rus sia Is by no means In sight yet, ow ing to the "Inexhaustible resources if Russia," was the opinion expressed by Maximilian Harden, the German editor in the last Issue of his paper it Munich. HEAT INTERFERES WITH WAR IN WEST ?*? LONDON, July 23. ? Terrific heat has Interofcred with the operations nlong the western line of battle in France and Belgium. The fighting has been desultory and with unim portant results. ITALIANS CONTINUE VIGOROUS ATTACK ROMS, July 23.?The Italians aro continuing vigorous attacks on tho Austrian lines aolng tho front in Trent and the Isonzo district, and successes continue to follow their arms. GERMANS MINING ENTRANCE TO RUSSIAN ARCTIC PORT LONDON, July 23.?A Copenhagen dispatch says the Germans have been successful in strewing mines near the port of Archangel. ITALIANS TO HASTEN WAR SUPPLY PRODUCTION ROME, July 23.?A decree has been issued authorizing the Italian govern ment to use compulsory measures in Increasing the output of ammunition and war materials. Private munition factories are to be under military con trol as soon as the circumstances de mand.