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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. V.. NO. 628. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, JULY 27, 1915. PRICE TEN CENTS. GERMAN WARSAW ATTACK MOST GIGANTIC IN HISTORY Continue Undersea War On Passenger Ships BRITAIN DECIDES TO CHANGE NOTE TO U. & BRITAIN CANCELS HER NOTE WASHINGTON. July 27.?Secreta ry of State Robert Lansing thia morn ing received a cable from Sir Ed ward Grey, Britiah mlniater of for eign affairs, asking that he not per mit the publication of the Britiah note in anawer to the American pro teat againat the enforcement of the Britiah orders in council restricting the trade of neutrals. The cablegram said that Great Britain ia preparing a new note which will be substituted for the one delivered to the United States yesterday. The substance of the British note had already been given to the Ameri can press before the receipt of the British cablegram. However, the United States will not act now until the receipt of the new note. TEDDY COMPARES BRYAN TO CALf SAN DIEGO. Calif.. July 27. ? Col. Theodore Roosevelt was asked to ad dress the Ad Club of this city today, and declined. "But." said the chairman of the committee extending the invitation. "Bryan addressed the club last week." "Well, if that's the case, let them get a two-headed calf this week." was the Colonel's rejoinder. ONE KILLED AND FIVE INJURED AT SEATTLE ? SEATTLE. July 27?A Great North ern work train's derrick struck the Gareld street bridge today, killing E. Kaliorcs. a Greek laborer, and injur ed five others. SEATTLE BOY ACCUSES HIS 40-YEAR-OLD WIFE OF SWINDLING SEATTLE. July 27.?Fred Schneid er. aged 19 years, began suit today against his wife, aged 40 years, whom he charges with decamping with his $10,000 inheritance. JEFFERSON BRINGING MANY PASSENGERS NORTH SEATTLE. July 27.- The steamer Jefferson clears from Seattle tonight with 120 passengers on board, main ly excursionists. Among those com ing north are: For Juneau?Miss Jennie Carritta, Mrs R Lashua. John R. Scott. Jose phine Kelly. Mrs. John Kelly. H. H. j Williams. F. P. Cook. E. Tombs. Mr. and Mrs. Linke. and two steerage. For Douglas?Mrs. J. F. Type. E. Israelson. Abner Nort and wife, and Morris Nort. JERSEY STRIKERS RETURN TO WORK BAYO.VNE. N". J.. July 27.?Some tliink more than 1.500 strikers at the Standard Oil Company's Tidewater plants returned to work today. ?It is believed that this signifies that the strike has been broken. The fairnes of Sheriff Kinkead and his appeal to the law abiding of the strikers is given credit for the re sumption of operations. Those strikers who returned to work said that the rioters among their number more than anything else are responsible for the failure of the strike. SERBIANS REPULSE AUSTRIAN ATTACK X1SH. Serbia. July 27.?The war office says: "On Sunday at 3 a. m. the enemy, under cover of violent in fantry and artillery fire, attempted to land troops on the island of Mychar ska Ada. in the Danube, but were thrown back by the Servians. After the defeat the Austrians opened a cannonade that last for a long while, but had no result." JOHN HAYS HAMMOND. JR.. BECOMES ANOTHER EDISON NEW YORK. July 27.?John Hays Hammond. Jr.. will remove his plant and laboratory from Gloucester to Fisher's Island, off Mystic. Conn., where he will erect a plant and re search bureau costing >750.000. and employ at the start 1000 workmen. * WEATHER TODAY ? Maximum?8S. + + Minimum?51. * + CLEAR ! ! * +????????++?????? REDFIELD CONDUCTS ( INQUIRY +++++*++++*++++*+ + 4 * DEAD AND MISSING + +? NUMBER...1,220 + + ?+? + + Chicago. July 27.?The lat- + * est reports show that there are + * 827 dead and 393 missing in * * the Eastland disaster. * ' + It is said that probably * + more than 2,700 were on the + vessel. + + + ti, + ++ + + 4, + +4, + + + + +' CHICAGO. July 27.?Secretary of I Commerce William S. Redfield has: arrived here and taken personal charge of the investigation into the ? Eastland disaster. The Federal au thorities will make the investigation! as thorough as possible, and to tlx the! responsibility for the disaster. The Federal and State authorities are working together. Cannote Compute Eastland Oead. i CHICAGO. July 27.?It will be Im possible to compute definitely the number of lives that were lost on the Eastland Saturday until the vessel shall have been raised and her con tents searched. There were a great number of children on the vessel who had no tickets and were not counted. The members of the bands and other musicians had been admitted without tickets, and the vessel had hired a special corps of waiters and other as sistants whose names will be found only on the records that are on the vessel. It is believed, however, that the | dead will exceed rather than be less than the last estimate?1,220. First Funeral For Victims. CHICAGO. July 27?The first funer al service for the victims of the East land disaster took place in this city yesterday when more than 300 cor teges passed through the streets. SIR GEORGE PAISH SEES BRITISH SUCCESS IN FINANCIAL SITUATION LONDON. July 27. - Sir George I'aish. editor of the London Statist, says: "The way in which Great Brit ain took up the loan even ex ceeded the hopes of the government. It is all a good sign that the empire | is united in the sentiment of a con tinuation of the war and providing the sinews with which to carry it on. From Germany's finnncfa! point of view, as well ay from the standpoint of humanity, the action of the bank , ers in waiting upon the Kaiser and urging the necessity of peace is a matter for general congratulation." RUSSIA PLACING STEEL RAIL ORDERS IN UNITED STATES ?+? NEW YORK. July 27.?Of an orig inal inquiry from Russia for between 350.000 and 400,000 tons of steel rails from American manufacturers, nearly half now have been placed, and there , remain a total of 200.000 tons to 230,000 tons still to be contracted for. PHILADELPHIA HAS 200 PLANTS MAKING WAR MUNITIONS ???? PHILADELPHIA, July .6. ? Over ; 200 Philadelphia concerns are manu : facturing various products on war or i dere. It .is claimed that Philadelphia j ranks second to Pittsburgh as a cen j ter for the manufacture of war mu i nition for Europe. ? ? ? BRITAIN TO LIMIT COTTON SHIPMENT TO NEUTRAL COUNTRIES ?+? LONDON, July 27.?According to an announcement In Parliament, the British government hopes soon to llm j it the exports of cotton to neutral ?countries to their actual needs. Eng land. however, recognizes that plac ing cotton on the oontraband list would disturb the United States and would not. so far as Germany 1r con . cerncd, advantage her enemies. ' THAW SAYS HE WILL SUE FOR DIVORCE I P1TSBURGH, July 27.? Pitsburgh ? papers announce that Harry K. Thaw has told friends that he expects to bring suit soon against Evelyn Nesbit Thaw for an absolute divorce. The Empire circulation leads. Try advertising in iL MEXICAN SITUATION CLEARS UP WASHINGTON. July 27. ? The threatening situation on the Mexican front was relieved today when Gen. Carranza dictated the evacuation of Naco by his forces, who abandoned the place and left its government in the hands of the civil officers. The government was also assured^ that there would be no attack on No gales. These orders eliminate the danger of fighting on the border and the dan ger that always results from that fighting to Americans north of the line. Government To Make Important Move?v WASHINGTON. July 27.?That the United States Is planning a definite step looking toward the closing up of the disordered situation in Mexico, and that it will soon be taken was aqfthotiattvely announced by the State Department yesterday. There was no suggestion made as to the na ture of the proposed step, and no in timation as to what it would prob ably be was permitted to get out. However, it is stated that the government has determined that the people of Mexico are tired of anarchy, and they are satisfied that the United States has no designs on the integrity of the country's sovereignty, and that they will, generally, welcome n movement on the part of the United States that may result in order and constitutional government there. VILLA LOSES GENERAL | AND 8,000 SOLDIERS GALVESTON, Tex., July 27.?Dih-1 patches received here from Constitu tionalists headquarters say that Gen. Obregon's main army, assisted by other large forces, are advancing from Monterey and Saltillo. and are attacking Gen. Villa's stronghold at the city of Torreon. The dispatches also state that Gen. Panfillo Natera with 8.000 men, oper ating about Zacatecas has abandoned Gen. Villa and declared his allegi ance to the Carranzistas. The acquisition of Natera is regard ed as one of the greatest gains Gen. Carranza has made in some time. LANE MAY TRY NORTHWEST PASSAGE SEATTLE. July 21.?Should the Ice conditions be favorable, an attempt will be made by the Polar Bear, which left Seattle March 25 for north ern waters, to pass through the Northwest Passage and on down to Boston, according to a letter received from Lome Knight, one of the mem bers of the crew, by his father, J. I. Knight, of Seattle. The Polar Bear left Seattle on a whaling and walrus expedition, under the command of Capt. L. Lane. He is regarded locally as an able seamnn and a competent man. Should he be successful in making the passage, he will be the first to pass through from the west. Amundsen made the trip through from the east in 1908. At Nome three of the crew of 12 that left Seattle deserted and have not returned, according to young Knight. Tbis leaves the Polar Bear short-handed, but not sufficiently crip pled to prevent the trip if ice condi tions are favorable.?(Seattle Times.) PITTSBURGH COAL MINES SELL FOR $1,500,000 PITSBURGH, July 27.?The Pitts burgh-Buffalo Co. coal properties were sold at auction for $1,500,000 to the Union Trust Co. of Pittsburgh, ; representing the Frick-Mellon inter ! cats. ;NEW YORK FIRE LOSSES GETTING LESS ?A? NEW YORK. July 27.?The loss by fire in New York City so far this year is $1,133,112 less than for the corresponding period of 1914, accord ing to the report of tho fire fighting commission's report to Mayor John Purroy Mitchel. GERMAN TRADE IS PRACTICALLY NOTHING WASHINGTON, July 27.?The Unit ed States exports to Germany in June wore only $400, against $14. 000,000 in June, 1914. REBELION | WINS OUT IN HAYTI PORT AU PRINCE, July 27. ? In surrectionists arc In control of the situation at this place today, after a bloody battle that started in the streets of this city at day-break and continued until 10:30 o'clock. Presi dent Guillaume is at the French lega tion where he is under the protection t>f the colors of that country. Dr. Rosalvo Bobo and the revolutionary soldiers arc In full command of tho city in all of Its departments. The Palace was burning when Pres ident Guillaume fled from It for tho French legation. The attack on the Palace started as soon as it was light this morning, and continued for six hours. President Guillaume and his defenders continued to combat the assailants until the Palaco was ablaze and untenable. The casualties are believed to be heavy. Among the dead is the chief of-police. while the prisoners in the hands of the revolutionists include the Governor of Port Au Prince, Gen. Oscar. The revolution was started by a regiment of soldiers which resented the action of President Guillaume In disbanding them. Other troops join !cd the disgruntled forces. GERMANS DROP 15 BOMBS ON DUNKIRK DUNKIRK. Prance, July 27? Ger man aeroplanes dropped 15 bombs on Dunkirk early this morning. The damage was not great, apd there were none killed. GERMANY CALLS OUT MIDDLE AGED MEN LONDON. July 27?Zurich. Switz erland. dispatch says all Germans 45 years old residing in Switzerland have been called to the colors. U. S. TO HAVE A 2500-TON SUBMARINE WASHINGTON. July 27. ? Plans have been submitted to the naval de partment for a submarine freight ship of 2500 tons capacity, the aim of which is to provide for shipments of contraband of war with the least possible danger of capture or destruc tion: the largest submarines now on the naval list are 600 tons and 180 feet long: a chief naval constructor is understood to favor a boat with a displacement of 2500 tons, surface of not less than 20 knots and sub merged speed of 15 to 18 knots. MINNESOTA WATCHED BY SECRET SERVICE AGENTS AT SEATTLE SEATTLE, July 27?The Minnesota is taking on a full cargo of war muni tions for Russia which will be de livered at Vladivostock, and secret service agents are constantly on I guard to prevent the vessel from ! being dynamited by sympathizers i with Germany in the war in Europe. | It is reported that an attempt will be 1 made to blow the vessel up. The cargo consists of all manner of ! material that is used in warfare, and j general supplies. STOCK QUOTATIONS. NEW YORK. July 27.?Alaska Gold closed yesterday at 32%; Chino, 44%; Ray, 22%; Utah Copper, 62%; Butte and Superior, 70%. Copper was quoted at 19 cents. * * * BRITISH LOSE 331,00 MEN. * ??? <? * London, July 27.?A state- + ment of the casualties of the * ?> British army and navy Issued + + today shows that the total Brit- + ish losses In killed, wounded ? * and missing since the begin- + * ning of the war in the army + l+ and navy number 331,000. <? * * 4- *!? *;? -}? + ?!? ?;* 4- -t + t t ? * + ? PROHIBITION LAW + * UPHELD BY COURT * -J- ?4*? + Olympio, Wash., July 27. ? + + Superior Court Judge D. F. + + Wright today held the Wash- * + ington prohibition law to be + + valid. + 4? <4? ITALIANS LOSE A GENERAL 4444444444444444 4 4 * TERRIBLE FIGHTING 4 4 ON ITALY'S FRONT 4 t ?+? + 4 London, July 27.?Dispatch- + 4 es from the Isonzo Italian front 4 4 declare the fighting in pro- 4 4 there to be the "mightiest and 4 4 most frightful in the history 4 4 of Southern Europe." The + ?F fighting has progressed for sev- 4 4 cral days without definite re- 4 4 suits. 4 4 Mowing Austrian# Down. 4 4 Austrlans are fighting with 4 4 the utmost contempt of 4 j 4 death, and are being mowed 4; 4 in masses with Italian artll- 41 ' 4 lorj'. 4 . 4 4 44444444+44444444 UDINE, July 27.?General Antone ! Cantorc. one of the highest ranking officers of the Italian army, was killeu last night in a battle on the Isonzo front. He is the first general officers of the Italian army to be kill ed iu the war. it is reported here than Ger.. fan tore was killed by artillery flro. Italy's Plane Working Out. ROME, July 27.?It Is stated by the war office that Italy's plan of cam paign against Austria Is gradually be ing worked out successfully as origin ally contemplated. Successes con tinue both on the Isonzo front and in in the Alpine region. TURKS PLANNING | " TOR LAST STAND ATHENS, July 27. ? The Turkish i troops are preparing for a last des perate stand at Gallipoli. They are throwing every available man on the narrow part of the peninsula near the Sea of Marmora, and erecting strong fortifications in which are being mounted heavy siege guns. The Allies have landed many rein ' forcements to the troops that have been operating on the peninsula dur ing the last two weeks, and their ar tillery is being equipped for siege purposes. It Is believed here that eventualities of the greatest import ance may be looked for on the pen insula within the near future. That a tremendous effort will be made to capture or reduco the last Turkish fortification by the Allies, and thus' open the Dardanelles for the passage of the British and French fleets. May Have Wide Effect. ROME. July 27.?The early fall of the Gallipoll defenses and the open ing of the Dardanelles it is believed here will have a tremendous effect on the Balkan situation. The feel ing prevails at all of the Southeast ern European capitals that with the fall of the Dardanelles the doom ofj Constantinople would bo scaled. It | would subject the Turkish capital to bombardment by the fleets, and it is almost certain that the demand on; the part of the people of Constan tinople that the place bo surrendered ' rather than to permit its destruction j would he insistent. A threatened | bombardment of the city with the power to make the threat good could ' hardly fail to produce revolt in the j city. It is known tlyit Bulgaria and ! Greece are much Interested in the! fate of Constantinople. ITALIANS CAPTURE GORIZIA. LONDON. July 27. ? Information i through Geneva says the Italians have captured Gorlzia. BRITISH SINK TWO TURKISH GUNBOATS AND A TRANSPORT ATHENS, July 27?Yesterday's dis patches state that two Turkish gun boats and a transport ammunition steamer were sunk by a British sub marine which had penetrated the Dar danelles and entered the Sea of Mar mora. CONGRESSMAN PREDICTS WAR FOR UNITED STATES KANSAS CITY. Mo.. July 27.-r-Con gressman Frank Buchanan, Democrat of Chicago, predicted that the United States would bo drawn into the war. He predicted that this government would take steps that would involve no other principle than that to serve SUBMARINE PURSUES | BIG1INER LONDON, July 27.?A German sub marine attacked the White Star pas senger liner Baltic, bound from New York to Liverpool, which arrived at Liverpool this afternoon. It was only by travelling In an Irregular zig-zag course at full steam that the Baltic escaped. A submarine pursued her from off Fastnet almost to Liver-! pool. A British patrol boat sighted a Ger man submarine early Friday and im mediately gave chase. It was sub merged and lost to sight. At dusk, the same day, the submarine re-ap peared less than a mile away from the Baltic, and attempted to launch a torpedo. The Baltic, aware of the presence of submarines, was already under full steam, and she started her zig-zag maneuvering which has saved so many vessels and proceeded at full speed for Liverpool. The sub marine, or another, was seen again Saturday and Sunday. SUBMARINES BURNING SHIPS IN NORTH SEA AMSTERDAM. July 27?The Nor wegian bark Harboe was set on fire yesterday by a German submarine. The crew of the vessel was given Ave minutes in which to tnke to the boats. Tho captain and crew of the Har boe were picked up and brought to this place. The captnln said that ho saw three other vessels aflre in the North sea, and was fearful that he would be attached, as they were all In the vicinity of his vessel. SUBMARINE ACTIVITY FOLLOWS QUIET WEEK ?+? LONDON, July 27.?The activity of the German submarines which sunk four steamship Sunday and yester day?two British, one French and one American?followed a week of ab solute quiet. Last week was a blank, as not a single vessel was struck by the Germans as far as known. GERMANY PLANS TO SINK EVERYTHING SEATTLE. July 27.?Private infor mation received in Seattle yesterday says information through reliuble channels of trade Indicate that Ger many will shortly proclaim all Brit ish merchantmen to be pirates, and German naval men will be instructed to treat them as such to be sunk on sight regardless of their mission and with or without -warning regardless of the fate of their passengers or crew. . LITTLE MEN GIVEN CHANCE TO FIGHT MONTREAL, July 27.?The Cana dian government has reduced the minimum helghth required of men of fering to enlist to live feet two inches. GERMANS LOSE 35 SUBMAR INES IN BRITISH WATERS LONDON, July 27.?Figures given out by the war ofllce place the loss of German submarines in British wa ters since last February at 35, and possibly 39. SUBMARINE DID NOT USE U. S. SHIP AS SHIELD LIVERPOOL, July 27.?The captain of the American ship Normandy has denied to the American consul at Liverpool that German submarine used his ship as a shield before at tacking the Russian Bhip Loo. GERMANS DYNAMITE AN AMERICAN DALLAS, Tex., July 27.?The home of J. D. Padgitt, a manufacturer of : saddles and harness who had a con tract to make cavalry saddles for the British and French governments, was dynamited last night, after thnt \ of W. T. Moore, foreman in his plant had been blown up. Moore was fa tally wounded and other of his house | hold were injured. The dynamite i failed to wreck the home of Padgitt, as the bomb did not work as its mak : ers Intended that it should. J. H. Padgitt stated this morning that he had cancelled his orders from the Allies In the European war. , The circumstance that Padgitt had been warned to cease manufacturing supplies for the Allies on penalty of great harm is accepted as proof that German sympathizers are responsible fo his act. IGERMANY PLANS BIG MOVEMENT <, + + + + + ,!,<,+ t + + + + t + * * 4- GERMANS BEING 4 4- DRIVEN BACK ? 4- ?+ 4- Ixmdon, July 27.?Dlcpatch- 4 4* es thia evening say that the 4* + Germans arc retreating south 4 4? and east of Pultusk. 4? 4- German attacks against Iv- 4* 4* angarod have been defeated. 4* 4* The Germans have battered 4 4* down some of the advanced 4? 4? defenses of Novo Georgievsk. 4? * + LONDON, July 27.?Unable to re duce the immediate defense* of War saw, the Germans have abandoned the attempt to capture city of Riga and Gen. Von Buelow's cavalry have been turned southward and are now within 80 miles of the railroad line that con nects Petrograd with Warsaw. In this way the northern German line is closing in on the main railway artery to the Russian capital. Similarly a southern army, far to the south of the line of attack on the Lublin-Chelm railroad which has fail ed, is similarly approaching the main southern artery of the Russian railroad system operating between Warsaw, and through that place ta Petrograd, from Odessa. The Times, describing this move ment declares that human history can show no parallel to the tremendous extent of the enveloping movement that is being prosecuted against War saw. The distance between the op erations on the north and those on the south exceeds 700 miles. The Times says the movement involves results to Russia and her western al lies comparable with a Russian re sistance of a general Mongolian inva sion. I ne purpose 01 me movement is to shut off the supplies and reinforce ments that Russia is crowding Into Warsaw from three directions?from Petrograd, Odessa and Moscow. These have been potent In preventing the earlier fall of Warsaw. Confirming this interpretation of Germany's plan of campaign comes the Information from Berlin that the German war office has intimated to the press and people that the fall of Warsaw need not be expected for two or three weeks at least. RUSSIA MAY BURN CITY OF WARSAW LONDON, July 27. ? It Is again stated in news dispatches from Petro grad that Russia will order the burn ing of Warsaw if It should be found necessary to abandon the city. It Is said that the government will not per mit the city to become valuable to .the Germans In their operations against Russia. GERMAN AVIATORS TOOK VISTULA BRIDGE AT WARSAW LONDON, July 27.?German avia tors yesterday hurled bombs on the bridge crossing the Vistula bridge at Warsaw. Several civilians were killed, but the damage to the brldgo was not great. The aviators beat a hasty re treat wnen It became apparent that gunners were about to get their range. RUSSIANS LOSE 1,500,000 PRISONERS TO TEUTONS BERLIN, July 27.?The total num ber of Russian prisoners that have been captured by Germany and Aus tria since the beginning of the war Is placed at 1,500;000 men. RUSSIA PURCHASING WINTER WAR SUPPLIES BOSTON. July 26. ? The Boston Globe says that a Russian commis sion now in Boston is placing heavy orders for supplies for next winter. GERMANY MAY NOT SHIP ACROSS ROUMANIA ??? LONDON, July 27.?A dispatch from Bucharest says Germany has formally requested Roumania to al low the transportation of munitions through that country and that Rou mania Is opposed to such a conces sion. Germany desires to ship war supplies to Turkey. The Empire circulation leads. Try advertising In it.