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Following is the official toxt of the
latest American note to Germany re
garding the submarine warfare,
which was delivered to the foreign
office at Berlin last Friday by Am-,
bassador Gerard:
The Secretary of State to Ambas
sador Gerard:
Washington, D. C.. July 21. 1915.
You are instructed to deliver textu
ally the following note to the minis
ter of foreign affairs:
The note of the imperial German
government dated the Sth of July,;
1915. has received the careful consid
eration of the government of the
United States, and it regrets to be
obliged to say that it has found it
very unsatisfactory, because it fails
to meet the real differences between
the two governments and Indicates
no way in which the accepted princl-j
pies of law and humanity may be ap
plied in the grave matter in contro-'
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versy, but proposes, on the contrary,
arrangements (or a partial suspen
sion of those principles which virtu
ally set them aside.
Sea Freedom Recognized
The government of the United
States notes with satisfaction that
the imperial German government-rec
ognizes without reservation the val
idity of the principles Insisted in the
several communications which this
government has addressed to the im
perial German government with re
gard to its announcement of a war
zone and the use of submarines
against merchantmen on the high
seas?the principle that the high seas
are free: that the character and car
go of a merchantman must first be
ascertained before sho can lawfully
be seized or destroyed, and that the
lives of noncombatants may in no
case be put in Jeopardy unless the
vessel resists or seeks to escape af
ter being summoned to submit to ex
mlnatlon for a belligerent act of ro- <
tallatlon la per bo an act beyond the I
law, and the defense of an act as re- <
Laliatory la an admission that it is i
Illegal. I
Inhuman Acts Indefensible
The government of the Unltod 1
States Is, howevor, keenly disap- '
pointed to find that thA Imperial [
German government regards Itself as 1
In largo degree exempt from the ob
ligation to observe theso principles
even where neutral vosselB are con
cerned. by what it believes the pol
icy and practice of the government
of Great Britain to be in the prosent
war with regard to neutral commerce.
Tho imperial German government will
readily understand that the govern
ment of the United States cannot dis
cuss tho policy of tho government of
Great Britain with regard to neutral
trade except with that government
ItSelf, and that it must regard the
conduct of other belligerent govern
ments as Irrelevant to any discussion
with the Imperial Gorman govern
ment regards as grave and unjusti
fiable violations of the rights of
American citizens, by Qermnn naval
Illegal and Inhuman acts, however
justifiable they may bo thought to
be against an enemy who is believed
to have acted in contravenation of
law and humanity, are manifestly
indefensible when they deprive neu
trals of their acknowledged rights,
particularly when they violate the
right to life itself. If a belligerent
cannot retaliate against an enemy
without injuring the lives of neutrals
as well as justice and a due regard
for the dignity of neutral powers,
should dictate that the practice be
discontinued. If persisted in it would
in such circumstances constitute an
unpardonable offense against the sov
ereignty of the neutral nation effect
ed. The government of the United
States is not unmindful of the extra
ordinary conditions created by this
war or of the radical alterations of
circumstances and method of attack
produced by the use of tho instru
mentalities of naval warfare which
the nations of the world cannot have
had in view when the existing rules
of international law were formulated
and it Is ready to make every rea
sonable allowance for these novel and
unexpected aspects of war at sea;
but It cannot consent to abate any
essential or fundamental right of its
people because of a mere alteration
of circumstance. The rights of neu
trals in time of war are based upon
principle, not upon expediency, and
the principles arc immutable. It is
the duty and obligation of belliger
ents to find a way to adapt the new
circumstances to them.fl
Humane Conduct Feasible
The events of the past two months
have clearly Indicated that it is pos
sible and practicable to conduct such
submarine operations as have charac
terized the activity of the imperial
German navy within the so-called
war zone in substantial accord with
the accepted practices of reflated
warfare. The whole world has look
ed with interest and increasing sat
isfaction at the demonstration of that
possibility by German naval com
manders. It Is manifestly possible,
therefore, to lift the whole practlcos
of submarine attacks above the criti
cism which it has aroused and re
move the chief causes of offense.
In view of the admission of illeg
ality made by the Imperial govern
ment when it pleaded the right of
retaliation in defense of its acts and
in view of the manifest possibility of
conforming to the established rules
of naval warfare the government of
the United States cannot believe that
the imperial government will longer
refrain from disavowing the wanton
act of its naval commander in sinking
the Lusltania or from offering repar
ation for the American lives lost, so
far as reparation can be made for a
needless destruction of human life
by an illegal act.
German Suggestion Rejected
The government of the United
States, while not Indifferent to the
friendly spirit in which it is made,
:annot accept tbo suggestion-of the.
mperial Gorman govornment that
:ertain vessels be designated and
igrecd upon which Bhall bo freo on
the seas now illegally proscribed. The
rory ugreomont would, by Implica
tion, subject other vessels to Ille
gal attack and would be a curtailment
and therefore an abandonment of the
principles for which this government
contends and which In times of calm
er counsol every nation would con
cede as of courso.
The government of the United
States and the imperial German gov
ernment are contending for the same
groat object, have long stood togeth
er in urging the very principles up
on which" the government of the Unit
ed States uow so solemnly insists.
They uro goth contending for the free
dom of tho seas. The government of
the United States will continue to
contend for that freedom from what
ever quarter violated, without com
promise and at any cost. It invites
the practical co-operation of the im
perial German government at this
time when co-operation may accom
plish most and this great common ob
ject be most strikingly and effective
ly achieved.
Offers to Act as Mediator
The imperial German government
expresses the hopo that this object
may be in some measure accomplish
ed even before the present war ends.
It can bo. The government of the
United States not only feels obligat
ed to insist upon it, by whomsoever
violated or ignored, and In the pro
tection of its own citizens, but is al
so deeply Interested in seeing it made
practicable between the belligerents
themselves, and holds Itself ready at
any time to act as the common friend
who may be privileged to suggest a
way. In the meantime the very value
which this government sets upon the
long and unbroken friendship be
tween the people and government of
the United States and people and the
government of the German nation
impels it to impress very solemnly
upon the imperlnl German govern
ment tho necessity for a scrupulous
observance of neutral rights in this
critical matter. Friendship itself
prompts it to say to the imperial gov
ernment that repetition by tho com
manders of German naval vessels of
acts in contravenation of those rights
must be regarded by the government
of the United States when they af
fect Amerlcon citizens as deliberate
ly unfriendly.
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Plan "Beginner's" Shoot
Juneau is to have a "first annual
beginners' day" trap-shoot, which is
being fostered by the Du Pont Pow
der Company, and a ladles' squad will
compete for prizes, in addition to the
men shooters. The shoot will be op
en to the gun clubs of Thane, Tread
well and Juneau.
Only men and women who have
never shot at clay targets previous
to the Beginners' Day Shoot shall be
eligible to compete for the trophies.
The Du Pont trophy is a handsome
bronze watch fob of a suitable design
the medallion of which will portray
in shooting pose the figure of Mr.
Jack Fanning, of Now York, greatest
of all instructors in the art of trap
shooting. Mr. Fanning has for years
advocated the use of the try-gun to
determine the dimensions of guns to
meet individual requirements of
sportsmen, and so help them to im
prove their scores and consequently
increase their enjoyment of the game
Mr. Fanning is also known the coun
try over as the first man to thor
oughly appreciate the possibilities
for real pleasure and enjoyment ex
isting in the Hand Trap, and for years
has been a most enthusiastic expon
ent of hand trap-shooting. In view
of his past activities and interest
along these lines, it is most fitting
that his name be associated with the
Du Pont First Annual Beginners' Day
The ladies' trophy is a sterling sil
ver spoon, appropriately embellished.
Baseball Here Sunday
Juneau and Treadwoll will engage
each other in the eighteenth serial
baseball game, on the Juneau grounds
Sunday afternoon at 3:15, and the
fans have been urged to get out in
large numbers, to help the team wipe
out the existing deficit in the treas
ury. The attendance has been poor
this season, in spite of the fact that
good basoball and good weather have
been dished up.
Each team has won eight games.
One game was a tie. There, will be
three more games played after the
Sunday game here.
Without Evers Boston is Weak.
Tho most startling break of all ap
pears to be the crack In the Boston
Braves, writes Christy Mathewson.
That ball club was built around
Johnny Evers, and he was the key of
its success last season. There is no
doubt of that in my mind. Even 1
George Stallings admitted this fact
when he said after he first heard Mr.
Gaffney had obtained Evers for his
"Now we'll win the championship."
John Evers is not right now, and ;
I will be surprised if ho is able to I
play regularly over any long stretch
this season. Perhaps "Johhny" nov- 1
or will be fit to hit and retain his old
pace. The fighting ball player has
been the victim of much physical -
misfortune, as well as other breeds of '
ill luck. Without him in the lineup
fairly, regularly I don't believe tho ]
Braves can come through to tho pen
Western Teams to Row
The Stanford and Washington Uni
versity rowing teams will compete
In Seattle next year. Two dual re
settas are planned. The Stanford
-row will row in Seattle waters on
:he second Saturday of April, 1916,
ind the Washington eight will go to -
California for a return race later tn I
he season. The date of the race tn f
California will depend entirely upon I
vhether or not the Stanford crew is
lent to Poughkeepsie again next year
o compete In the big Eastern re&et- i
The Washington crew next yenr
trill be practically tho name as the
me which competed against Stanford 1
ast Spring, according to all indlcn- 1
Ions. Captain Clark "Brick" Wills I
if the 1916 crew, who Is In Juneau at !
he present time, being employed by :
he Alaska-Juneau Gold Mining Com- 1
>any, expects a majority of his vet- <
irans to be in tho boat next year.
>Vlth the sting of this year's defeat
n their minds, the Washington men <
vlll mako a' determined effort to ro
lain last laurels.
Regatta Starts August 14.
>pening date for the world's Interna
:ional yachting regatta has been set
'or August 14, It was announced to
lay by delegates from six yacht
ilubs who arranged the schedule fqr
:he events to decide tho Panama-Pa
cific Exposition championships. The
regetta will be held each Saturday
ind Sunday until the close on Septem
ber 5.
Classes have been arranged so that
avery boat In the country owned by
imatour yachtsmen will be entitled
to compete. The king's cup, present
ed by King George, of England, and
President Wilson's cup, are among
tho trophies to be awarded tho win
ners. z
Tabor Is Still Ambitious
BOSTON, July 17.?Norman S. Ta
bor, of the Boston Athletic associa
tion, who yesterday set a new world's
record of 4 minutes 12% seconds for
the mile run, nrranged today to de
part at once for San Francisco In or
der to becomo fully acclimated for
the Panama-Pacific exposition games
next month.
Frlonds of Tabor said today that
the champion would try to shatter the
half mile record of 1 minute 52Ms sec
onds held by J. E. Meredith of the
University of Pennsylvania.
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Northewstem League.
At Vancouver?Tacoma 4, Vancouver
At Spokane?Seattle 4, Spokano 2.
At Vlvtorla?Aberdeen 5, Victoria 4.
American League.
At Boston ? Boston-Chicago game
postponed; rain.
At Philadelphia?SL Louis 5, Phila
delphia 1.
At Washington?Washington 2, Cleve
land 1.
National League.
Chicago-New York game postponed?
At St. Louis?Philadelphia 3, St. Lou
is 1.
At Pittsburgh?Pittsburgh 8, Brook
lyn 2.
At Cincinnati?Boston 10?7, Cincin
nati 5?6.
Federal League
At Pittsburgh?Pittsburgh 3?5; Bal
timore 0?2.
At Kansas City?Brooklyn 4, Kansas
City 0.
At Chicago?Chicago 4, Buffalo.
At St. Louis?Newark 11, St. Louis 8.
Northwestern League
Won Lost Pet.
Spokane 57 33 .633
Tacoma 50 42 .543
Vancouver 44 48 .478
Seattlo 46 51 .474
Aberdeen 43 55 .450
Victoria 40 52 .434
National League
Won Lost Pet.
Philadelphia 50 36 .581
Brooklyn 46 39 .541
Chicago 45 40 .529
New York 43 40 .518
St Louis 40 43 .480
Pittsburgh 35 39 .472
Boston 40 44 .476
Cincinnati 33 51 .380
American League.
Won Lost Pet.
Chicago 53 33 .625
Boston 58 31 .639
Detroit 51 35 .694
Washington 43 34 '.558
New York 41 45 .474
St Louis 36 48 .428
Cleveland 42 51 .451
Philadelphia 31 58 .348
Federal League
Won Lost Pet.
Kansas City ..? 49 34 .590
Chicago 53 37 .588
Pittsburgh 46 40 .565
Newark 46 40 .565
St. Louis 48 41 .539
Buffalo 42 45 .482
Brooklyn 40 53 .430
Baltimore t. 33 63 .361
A Time for Reformation.
A British officer inspecting sentries
guarding the line in Flanders camo
across a raw-looking yeoman.
"What are you hore for!" ho asked
"To report anything unusual, sir."
"What would you call unusual?"
"I dunno exactly, sir."
"What would you do If you saw five
battleships steaming across that field
"Sign the pledge."? (Philadelphia
H. Heldhorn left last night on the
Al-Ki for a vacation trip to Seattle
and Tacoma.
W. H. Mendham left yesterday for
Fairbanks, by way of Cordova.
A Bald Head Only Indicates
that the scalp has been neglected. We
reoommahd that you use
Hair Tonic |
Kills the germ that causes the hair to
fall out and will keep the scalp healthy.
Wm. Britt, Juneau.
Elmer E. 8mith. Douqlni.
i'ree, sound-proof telephone booth
or the use of the public*-at the Hill
)rug Co., Phone 32. 7-28-3t
Everybody reads Empire "ads."
By tho Are at Valdez Col. W. P.
Richardson, who is now In Seward,
has Buffered losses that can hardly
be estimated. Among tho papers of
tils that were stored In tho road com
mission office were his commissions
In tho army all the way from the rank
of lieutenant upward.?(Seward Gate
Gov. Strong wishes the Prospector
to express to the people of Valdez his
keen regret at tho heavy losses by
reason of the recent fire and express
ed a willingness to do all in his pow
er officially and personally to help In
every possible way the rebuilding of
tho city.?(Valdez Prflspector.)
Cash Colo yesterday filed suit
against P. J. Cleveland, for the re
covery of $49.75, alleged to be due for
goods and hauling. Winn & Gore ap
pear for the plaintiff.
Hallum Assessment Work Done
Marshall A. Barney, agent for the
owners of the Hallum Mining claims,
yesterday filed affidavit that he had
done $100 worth of assessment work
on each of the thirteen claims of the
Hallum group.
A deed was filed today by Mend
ham &. Ostrom. conveying the stock
and fixtures In their Jeewrly store to
"Mendham & Ostrom, Inc." The ac
tion was a formality necessary to
transferring stock to a corporation.
E. Y. Mallary, president of the
Eagle River Mines Company, Is at
the mine, to remain there until Mon
day. He left Tuesday on the launch
Mr. and Mrs. 0. L. Coward return
ed from Skagway on the Dolphin.
Mrs. N. S. Bean and children left
on the Al-Kl for Seattle.
Mlsg Slyvia Wold who has been the
guest of Mrs. G. C. Winn, left yes
terday on her return to Seattle.
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United States Deposits $100,000.00
Capital, Surplus and undivided Profits over 100,000.00
United States Depository
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telling, can be told more effectively, more accurately, and
to a larger number of friends by the local newspaper?Let
The Empire tell the story.
The business story, the story of bargains, of spe
cial offerings, and the reasons therefor, always bring a
speedy response if based on facts, and the spirit of the
story is adhered to conscientiously?Tell your story and
tell it truthfully to the readers of The Empire, and you'll
get residts. .
For stationery, booklets, circulars or just printing,
our Job Department is equipped to give you just what
you want at the time you want it.
The Empire is putting forth its efforts night and day,
toward the upbuilding of the city of Juneau and the de
veloping of our natural resources.
Concerted effort will get results. Help promote
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