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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. V., NO. 637. . JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, AUG. 6, 1915. PRICE TEN CENTS. FALL Of RIGA IS ONLY A MATTER OF HOURS NOW Mexico To Be Pacified Regardless of Cost METLAKAHTLA IS VISITED BY SEVERE FIRE j ? AMERICAN NATIONS TO PACIFY MEXICO NO MATTER WHAT THE COST WASHINGTON, Aug. 6.?Secretary of State Robert Lansing is working out the administration's plan for dealing with the Mexican situation. The diplomatic representatives of the South American countries are working with him. None of those en gaged in the work will divulge their plans, though it was stated in positive terms that it is proposed to restore constitutional gov ernment in Mexico, regardless of what the cost might be. While it is still believed that armed intervention will be unnecessary, there seems no doubt but that there wi'l be armed intervention if that shall prove to be the only solution. SOUTH AMERICA TO JOIN. In case armed intervention shall be resorted to, many or all of the South American States will join in the movement with the United States, and it will be preceded by a proclamation declaring that no territorial agrandizement will resu't from the ocucpation _of that country. MEXICANS TO BE GIVEN CHANCE. It is known that the government of the United States and the governments of South America in an early address to the fac tions of Mexico will give them one more chance to settle their differences and make intervention unnecessary. Failing in that the more elaborate plan that is being worked out will be put into execution. The address might disclose what the alternative plan will be. SCOTT MAY TAKE CHARGE. Gen. Hnug Lh.StocthAyle Gen. Hugh L. Scott, chief-of-staff of the United States army, may be sent to the Mexican border immediate'y to prevent possi ble depredations by Gen. Villa. It is feared that Villa may go on a rampage. FUNSTON PREPARING FOR TROUBLE. Nogales, Arizona, Aug. 6.?Gen. Fred Funston is assembling troops and equipment here, including reinforcements for the Twelfth Infantry, to have them in readiness in case of trouble growing out of the battle between rival factions near here. EASTLAND KNOWN DEAD NUMBER 980 CHICAGO, Aug. 6.?The Western Electric Co. resumed operation today. Revision of the Eastland casualty list shows S3S identified dead, 2 unidenti fied. and 140 misslnfl. It is still believed that among the lost are people of whose presence on the Eastland there Is no record, and that the real loss of life exceeds 1000. ARMED INTERVENTION NOT NECESSARY SAYS WASHINGTON STATESMEN WASHINGTON'. Aug. 6?It is said here that Secretary of State Robert I-ansing agrees with President Wood row Wilson that armed Intervention in Mexico will not be necessary to bring about order in that country. The American government will take very string action, and the Latin-Ameri can countries will agree to the terms and it is believed that the people of Mexico will acquiesce. It is believed that the plan will be for a conven tion. and it will be insisted that Car ranza join in the convention. CRIME IN TACOMA IS ON INCREASE T TACO.MA. Aug. 6.? Two murder prosecutions, one manslaughter, sev eral seriouis assault charges and a motley assortment of other offenses of more or less seriousness are on the calendar of the criminal court of Fierce County for trial when the next Jury is called in September. Since last winter one serious crime has fol lowed another in Tacoma and vicin ity and the records of the prosecuting attorney's office indicate a heavy in crease of criminal acts In this dis trict. RADIUM PRODUCTION ON SUCCESSFUL BASIS WASHINGTON. Aug. 6.? Radium production from caronite ores of Col orado by the bureau of mines is on a successful manufacturing basis, ac cording to an announcement by Sec retary of the Interior Franklin K. I.ane. The cost of one gram of rad ium metal produced in the form of bromide during March. April and May was $36,050. The market price of radium is quoted as high as $160,000 a gram. ? ** + + + + + ?>* + + ?> + * + <. * WEATHER TODAY + + Maximum?70. + + Minimum?37. + CLEAR ! ! + ?*??? + ????*??????? ENGLAND NEEDS MORE CREDIT HERE NEW YORK. Aug. 6.?Negotiations have been renewed for a British cred it in this country of 5100,000,000 to 1300,000,000. This is in addition to the Canadian bonds amounting to $40,000,000 that it is proposed to take in New York which will be paid for with London exchange. England Must Pay With Bonds NEW YORK. Aug. 6.?A New York American London cable says: "Large quamies of ammunition bonds recently sold in London ulti mately will be shipped to New York, j it is believed, to aid in ameliorating the exchange position, to which the government apparently is giving ser ious attenton." No Objection To Shipping Gold LONDON. Aug. 6.?Chancellor Mc Kenna of the British exchequer says no steps will be taken to interfere with the legitimate exports of gold, but means will be adopted to mobilize war resources when required for for eign exchange purposes. The chan ceiolr is desirous that public shall utilize currency notes as far as possi ble. NORTH GERMAN LLOYD PASSES UP ELECTION AMSTERDAM, Aug. 6? For the first time In the history of the North German Lloyd Steamship Company has failed to issue Its annual report and call a general meeting of stock holders. FORD WON'T INTRODUCE 6-HOUR DAY IN SHOPS DETROIT. Mich.. Aug. 6.?It is of ficially denied that the Ford Motor Cdmpany contemplates the substitut ing of a six-hour $6 working day for the present eight-hour $5 day. Henry Ford says he considers the eight-hour schedule satisfactory and shorter work days would give too much timo for loafing. NO LIKELIHOOD OF A SPECIAL SESSION WASHINGTON. Aug. 6? Predic tions that President Woodrow Wilson will call an extra session of Congress in the autluron have no basis other that the fact that administration of ficials have discussed In an academic way the possibility of the internation al situation might require congress ional deliberation. President and his presonal advisers are said to oppose bringing Congress together prior to the regular session in December. ALASKA IS BEST SAYS GOLDSTEIN Charles Goldstein, owner of Gold stein's Emporioum, returned last night on the City of Scatle after a five weeks' trip to various points on the Pacific Coast. Mr. Goldstein spent most of his time in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco. Speak ing of the Exposition, Mr. Goldstein said "It's wonderful, and there are enormous crowds of people enjoying It And everyone says it is the beat fair this country has ever had." "Business conditions are bad all along the way," said Mr. Goldstein, "and the people In Juneau don't know how well off they are. From the way everybody one meets is talk ing about Alaska I look for a greater influx of people up here during the coming winter and next year than wo have ever had. The superb sum mer we've had here this year has made the trip very popular among the tourists, and the very evident contrast between conditions hero and those below is having its effect. I look for a better business season this winter than we have ever had." Hundreds of Tourists Coming Mr. Goldstein says that hunderds of tourists are coming to Alaska dur ing the summer and the early fall. He says that he spoke to many who are yet to visit the North, and every body knew of more that are coming. Mr. Goldstein has been working on plans for the establishment of several new departments in The Emporium, and as soon as Mr. Martin, the chief buyer returns fro mthe East, sever al new departures in the mercantile business will be brought out. Mr. Goldstein was accompanied on his trip by Mrs. Goldstein and their daugher. Miss Marie Goldstein. EXPLOSION IN GOVERNMENT ARSENAL KILLS MAN PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 6.?One man was killed and three injured while testing a high explosive shells at the U. S. arsenal here. BARTHOLDT AGAINST INCREASING ARMY ST. LOUIS, Mo.. Aug. 6.? Former Congressman Richard Bartholdt is op posed to an increase in the American army. BRITISH COTTON MILL WAGES INCREASED MANCHESTER. England. Aug. 5.? The government arbitration commit tee announces it awarded to 200,000 cotton mill workers granting a 5 per cent, increase for the period of the war. AMERICAN SHIPPING IS GROWING FAST WASHINGTON. Aug 3.? More Bteel vessels were being built or were under construction in the United States on August 1. than at any timo since 1901. and there was a greater tonnage of wooden vessels building than since 1907. Figures received by the Department of Commerce show that nearly 200 vessels of 300 tons ore more are under construction. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS TO MEET AT DAVENPORT SEATTLE. Aug. 6.?The Knights o Columbus selected Davenport, Iowa, for the national convention for next year. GEORGIA PAYS TRIBUTE TO MRS. WILSON'S MEMORY ROME, Ga.. Aug. 6.?Children and adults from Romo and other sections of Georgia paid tribute to the mem ory of Mrs. Woodrow Wilson today, the first anniversary of her death, by placing flowers on her grave. + + + ? + ??? + + + <???<.? + ? * + DIFFICULTIES IN + + NEWSPAPER MAKING + + CONTINUES SEVERE * * * * The United States cable + + still down, and the Canadian * * lines and the wireless tele- + + graph continue to be the only ? + means of coraunlcat:on be- ? * tween Juneau and the States. + + While The Empire is paying + + more than usual for its tele- + * graphic news over the Cana- * + dian line its service is not so + + large and there are many de- ?S* + lays in its transmission. ? * * ? TIRE DESTROYS FIVE HOUSES AT METLAKAHTLA KETCHIKAN, Aug. 6. ? Fire at Metlakahtla, starting from a smoke house, destroyed four residences and the Davis boat building shop shortly before midnight last night. The loss Is placed at $10,000. All of the able-bodied men of Met lakahtla, except four, were away fishing at the time and that was re sponsible for the fire's spreading. As it was many other houses caught afire, but the blaze was extinguished In every instance save those mention ed. ONE IS INJURED. Patrick Verney, a native formerly employed by the Dally Miner here as a printer, received a severe cut on the knee while fighting the flames. The blow will be a severe one on the natives of Metlakahtla. Claxton Leaves for Metlakahtla. Commtslsoner of Education Philan der P. Claxton loft last night for Metlakuhtla where ho will confer with Father Duncan In regard to the native school situation. Mr. Clax ton hopes to be able to reconcile the aged teacher to the stand taken by the department In regard to the care of the natives. Mr. Claxton has Btat ed that the government will take pos session at once of all the flxeiij^ prop erty. and that he and Father Dtincan will confer as to the best method for taking care of the natives in the fu ture. Father Duncan is undisputed owner, so far as Is known, of all chattels and money, but the" btklldlngs and other fixed properties of the vil lage are claimed by the government. MRS. CAMPEN MAY GET HER FREEDOM After being shot three times by an irate wife and spending three weeks in the hospital as the result, Walter Campen this morning appeared be fore U. S. Commissioner J. B. Mar shall and requested that the action Instituted against his wife by the government be dismissed. Mrs. Campen was brought in with the injured man from Kake three weeks ago, today and was shortly af terward placed under arrest. A fam ily row had; ensued and Mrs. Campen used a Colt automatic by way of ar gument The -chief witness at the preliminary hearing was Lester Campen, the twelve-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Campen. The boy told his story of what he had seen with unusual calmness and gave a graphic description of the rumpus. Commissioner Marshall has not yet acted upon the request for dismissal. Campen and his wife are sure that their difficulties are cleared up and both have expressed their desire to let the affair drop if the government will permit. KETCHIKAN MAN MAY TAKE UP DELHI OPTION KETCHIKAN, Aug. 6.? W. H. Tinn, of this place, has an option on the Delhi wreck which he will take uy if he can get the wreck in condi tion to be towed to the Princo Rupert drydock. Divor Stagger la aiding him in tho work on the craft. ONE KILLED AND TWO HURT IN ACCIDENT PARKERS LANDING, Pa., Aug. 6. ?Tho Buffalo Express ran Into a landslide here. Engineer Williams was killed and two firemen were scalded. The train was derailed but no passengers were hurt. CEMENT COMPANY ACCIDENT RESULTED IN 4 DEATHS HUDSON. N. Y., Aug 6.?Pour men were killed and four inpured when the power plant of the Knickerbocker Cement Co. disappeared in a quick sand Monday. POINDEXTER ABOUT READY TO GO BACK TO PROGRESSIVES ?+? SEATTLE, Aug. 6.?It is stated on reliable authority here that Senator Miles Polndexter, who somotime ago announced his return to the Republi can party, has decided that he will again return to the Progressive party, and become a member of that party for re-election as United States Sen ator. ACTIVITY ON WEST IS NEAR LONDON, Aug. 6. ? It 1b believed that great activity on the part of the Allies on the western front Is near. The effort to relieve tho pressure on Russia's hard pressed battlofront Is to be driven to the utmost, and every man the Allies can get into tho firing lines will be needed. Britain Sending Men to Fron. Great Britain has been sending great numbers of troops across the channel preparatory for the terrific campaign that is expected to begin Immediately. No statement has been given out as to the number of troops that Great Britain has at the front, though it is known that it has been increased greatly within .the last two weeks. GERMANS EXPEL NEWSPAPER EDITOR ? LONDON, Aug. 6.?A Reuter dis patch from Copenhagen says: "Maxmllllan Harden, editor of Die Zunkunfti passed through Copenhag en Thursday Incognito on an enforc ed holiday of definite duration in Northern Scandinavia. His recent attack virtually commchdlng Italy's attack on her arch-enemy, Austria, is reported to have aroused the wrath of official Germany. ITALY HAD 17.000 AUSTRIAN PRISONERS AUGUST 1ST - ROME, Aug. 6. ? On August 1st Italy had prlsonors to the number of 17,000, with 380 officers. BELGIANS CELEBRATE WAR'S BEGINNING THE HAGUE, Aug. 6.?The Belgi ans of Brussels observed the first anniversary of the beginning of the war Wednesday by tearing paper In to small pieces and scattering the scrapB over the streets of the city in symbolism of the treatment of the treaty by which Germany had guar anteed the neutrality of Belgium. TACOMA TRIES BUY-AT-HOME SUCCESSFULLY TACOMA, Aug. li?The buy-at-horae movement inaugurated some two months ago by a few wide-awnke men is assuming larger proportions than the committee at the outset had any expectation of. Favorable comment of the good work being done has been expressed by many, and rarely a day passes but someone calls on or phones the secretary, declaring their alle giance to the cause. "It is a practical buy-at-home move ment, not a spasmodic effort, but a persistent campaign In building up the community spirit for mutual wel fare, and putting before the people tiuy-at-home logic based on cold facts, which is ono step forward toward a better condition that must eventually accrue?the complete success cul minating when the public rally to its support, and by co-operation create an awakening that will redound to the direct benefit of the individual," said Chairman J. 0. Newbegin yester day, after attending attending a com mittee meeting. The buy-at-home committee is not composed of jobbers or manufactur ers but Just plain, patriotic citizens, laboring without pay, who believe in the stability and future prosperity of Tacoma, and who are willing to do their part In advancing its interests. ?(Tacoma Ledger.) BRITISH COLUMBIA HANGS MURDERER OF DETECTIVE VANCOUVER, B. C.. Aug. 6.?T. G. McKillarney, alias "Mickey the Dn go," was hanged Tuesday for the murder of Detective John Levis on August 28, 1914, In Vancouver. No confession was made by the convicted' man. t'H"l"!,4, + + 4*'l"H, + + 4' + + + AMERICANS CONTROL ? + PORT AU PRINCE + + ?4*? 4> + Washing! on, Aug. 6?Admir- +1 * al Caperton has placed Col. + + Cole, of the United States + + Marines Corps, and the com- ? 4* mandcr of the battleship Con- ? + nectlcut In military control of 4> ?> Port Au Prince, according to + + reports received at the Navy * * Department. + ?> A new revolution has been ? + started on the west coast of + + Haytl. * * * GERMANS TO CAPTURE RIGA, RUSSIA'S GREAT BASE ON THE BALTIC BERLIN, Aug. 6. ? The occupation of Riga, the important Russia Baltic port, is only a matter of hours. The Russian evacuation of the city is already under way. The German attack on the defenses of Riga began with the failure of the Russian defenses of Warsaw, and has been conduct' ed with terrific energy by Gen. Von Buelow. Riga, situated at the head of the Gulf of Riga, has been used as a base of operations for the northern Slav armies. It possesses one of the best harbors on the Baltic and its harbor facilities are unexcelled. It is also an important railroad center with direct connections with Petrograd, Moscow and Warsaw. LONDON ADMITS DEFEAT AT RIGA. London, Aug. 6.?"The fate of Riga is sealed," says the Pe trograd correspondent of the London Times. The report contin ues. "Two corps of Gen. Von Buelow's army have already reach ed Mussav, and the evacuation of Riga is in ful' swing. RUSSIAN LINE FROM BALTIC TO GALICIA IN FULL RETREAT 4 LONDON, Aug. 6.?Dispatches from Berlin say that the Rus sian army is in fu'l retreat from the Baltic to Galicia. Defeat has been their portion at Riga and at all important points through Warsaw southward to the Lublin railroad and on into northern Galicia. IVANGOROD OCCUPIED. Dispatches from Vienna say that the Austrian-German forces occupied Ivangorod this morning, according to official announce ment made today, and that many other important points south of Warsaw have been captured. The Russians seem to continue to hold Novo Georgievsk, but that fortress will be abandoned soon, if, indeed, it has not already fal'en into the hands of the enemy, is inevitable. The Russian forces are retreating toward the interior. The Cossack cavalry, and light automobile field artillery, which so often harrassed flying Austrian and German, are protecting the rear of the retreating forces, and they have thus far been almost constantly engaged. As they fall back, their last acts are to de stroy bridges and place as many obstructions as possible in the way of the pursuers. The retreating Russians have found the roads filled by thou sands of people who fled from Warsaw with their household ef fects, stocks of merchandise and even factory machinery. The retreatisg armies are often marching through fields of ripe grain and other farm products. LLOYD-GEORGE SEES RAY OF HOPE LONDON, Aug. 6. ? Minister of Munitions David Lloyd-George, ad dressing Bangor Welshman, today said that he saw a ray of hope in the fall of Warsaw for the regeneration of the great Rusisan people. "Our enemies," he said, "are shat tering the rusty bars that fetered the soul of Russia. Prussia and Austria are doing today for Russia what their military ancestors did for France. They are hammering a sword that' will destroy them." WARSAW'S FALL WILL HAVE WORLD-WIDE RESULTS. London, Aug. 6.?All of the London papers comment at length editorially upon the fall of Warsaw. It Is the general belief of London editors that the fall of the ancient capital of Po land, and third city in population and importance in Russia, is one of the most Important events of the war, and that It will have world-wide ef fects. The magnitude of the German vie- j tory la not underestimated, though. there la comment upon the general ship that resulted In the probable es cape of the Russian armies, and the' abandonment of the city by thous ands of Its people, together with factories, mills and stocks o fgoods, not to mention the vast Russian mil itary stores. None of the papers think for a mo ment that Russia is defeated, and all say that she will even Increase the; force of her attacks on the enemies that it Is expected will'follow the re organization of her lines. GERMANY TAKES OVER WESPHALIA COTTON MILLS ROTTERDAM. Aug. 6.?The Gert man government has taken over all textile factories in Westphalia, to ar range an equitable distribution of cotton. The Empire ha8 most readers CONSTANTINOPLE CELEBRATES VICTORY CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 6.~ The people of Constantinople are celebrat ing the fall of Warsaw. The result of the campaign there has encouraged the famer drooping spirits of the Turkish forces. GERMANS CELEBRATE VICTORY IN RUSSIA Copenhagen, Aug. 6.?The people of Berlin, Vienna and other cities In Germany and Austria are frenzied with enthusiasm over the German vic tory at Warsaw and elsewhere In Poland. There has been no such dem onstration since the beginning of the war. It is believed In Germany and Aus tria that the power of Russia to con duct offensive warfare again this sum mer has been destroyed. RUSSIA PAYS FOR THE EVACUATION OF WARSAW PETROGRAD, Auk. 6.?The govern ment set aside $25,000,000 to defray the cost of the removal of factories and mills from Warsaw to the Russi an interior. The government factor ies for making war materials and many privately owned mills and fac tories have been removed from War saw to Moscow and other locations In Russia. SEMI-AUTONOMY FOR POLAND ?*? ROTTERbAM, Aug. 6.?The Cou rant Bays Emperor William will re turn to Berlin Sunday for a confer ence with the heads of the German States and Austrian Arch-Dukes, to consider a proclamation declaring semi-autonomy for Russian Poland as a separate State under the joint rule of German and Austrian Poles. Itr is said that the plan is one that has been worked out by Emperor William himself, and that he will urge its adoption on Austria.