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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. V., NO. 640. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, AUG. 10, 1915. PRICE TEN CENTS. ^ ^ ^ . 1 ' 1 1 . . * GERMAN FLEET FAILS J AnACK ON RIGA, RUSSIA Women And Children Are Zeppelin Victims VERA CRUZ SCENE OF LATEST MEXICAN ROW CHUGACH NEWS IS EXPLAINED Cariboo. Y. T.. August,9. The Umpire, Juneau. The elimination of six million acres of land from the Chugach forest reserve was recommended by me last winter, and has just been approved by President Wil son. It comprises chiefly areas without timber and was not nec essarily roughly drawn because of the absence of surveys. The present readjustment of the boun daries of the reserve Is in confor mity with similar work which has been conducted in all national for ests for many years, through the classification of the land. HENRY S. GRAVES! The above statement was sent The Empire by the Chief Forester, in re sponse to an inquiry forwarded to him yesterday. The query reached him while he was on his way to White horse, by the White Pas* railroad, with Assistant Forester Sherman. Yesterday The Empire received a dispatch that President Wilson had withdrawn six million acres of land from the Chugach forest, located in the Third Alaska division and the| news created surprise in government al circles here, as Mr. Graves, in an interview here emphatically endors ed the forest reserve idea, which was furthered in Alaska under the conser vation reign of Gifford Pinchot. for mer chief forester. F. A. Boylo. or tne tocat lann orncc said this morning that it has been the' intention of the Forest Servivce to retain for the reserve only a narrow strip of land along the shore line, run ning from Cape Suckling westward and then turning along the line of Cook's ilet. and to throw open the remainder of the reserve not contain ing timber. The original reservation covers a tract of land about 300 miles long and 150 miles wide, between Cape Suckling and Cook's Inlet and includ ing a large number of small islands j along the coast. The Chugach reservation contains some of the most valuable agricultur al land in the Territory and there will probably be a great many homestead applications filed for tracts within the Chugach belt in the near future BIG MINERAL ZONE POUND SEATTLE. Aug. 10?J. E. Chilberg. president of the Scandinavian-Ameri can bank of Seuttle. just returned from Wrangell. said in an interview here today that his associates had discov ered a great zone of lead, silver, zinc and copper, on the Stikine river, 40 miles beiow Telegraph Creek. B. C. "It apepars to be the greatest depos it of those minerals, on record as hav ing been found," Mr. Chilberg said. AMERICA IS WILSON'S ONLY CONCERN IN WAR ?.% WASHINGTON. Aug. 10.?It is ru mored In Washington that the United States, either in a note or informally through Ambassador James W. Ger ard. will endeavor to remove the im pression in Germany that President Woodrow Wilson entertains the view that Germany will cease her subma rine warfare, but that he insists that American rights must not be interfer ed with by it. H. W. HATCH SUICIDES. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 10.?H. W. Uatch.a businessman, shot and killed himself in a fit of despondency last night. FITCH, AUTHOR. DIES. ?+? BERKELEY. Calif.. Aug. 10. ? George Fitch, noted author, died in a sanitarium here this morning, follow ing an operation for appendicitis. WILSON FINED $10. ChaMes Wilson was this morning fined $10 by U. S. Commissioner J. B. Marshall after a bearing in which he confessed to the charge of adultery which was filed against him yesterday by his wife Minnie Wilson. Both par ties are natives. J. H. Cann has gone to Seattle, on a flying business trip. +- WEATHER TODAY ? ? Maximum?62. + + Mininmum?39. + ? Rain?1.15 in. + scon is AGAIN THE i MEDIATOR BROWNSVILLE. Aug. 10.?Unit ed States cavalrymen and Mexi can renegradea fought a pitched battle today near Mercedes, Texas, and one Mexican was killed. EL PASO, Aug. 10.?General Pancho crossed the border at noon and en gaged General Hugh L. Scott, chief j of staff. U. S. A., in conference. General Scott gave out the follow- j ing statement late this afternoon: ! "My mission to the border has been accomplished. General Villa assured tne, during our interview, that the proposed meeting of mining men. at Chihuahua, will be postponed indefi nitely. and that the foreign merchan dise which his men seized last week would be restored to Its owners. He admitted that he had violated the | law. and expressed a willingness to stand prosecution In the civil courts." SHIPS TO GUARD AGAINST HOSTILITY WASHINGTON. Aug. 10. ? To be ready for any emergency at Vera Cruz, the navy department today or dered the battleships New Hampshire and Louisiana to prepare to sail south at short notice. The action followed the receipt of a cablegram from Com mander Luke McNamee, senior na val officer at Vera Cruz, asking the department to send a battleship squad ron "to guard against any anti-foreign demonstrations." The expulsion by Gen. Carranza, of Senor Ortega. Guatemalan minister to Mexico, will be followed by serious trouble at Vera Cruz. McNamee re ported. PRESIDENT FAVORS SENDING WARSHIPS CORNISH. N. H.. Aug. 10.?Presi dent Wilson and Secretary Lansing were in communication today over long-distance telephone, regarding the request of Commander McNamee for the despatch of warships to Vera Cruz. It was understood that the President favored sending at least two ships. SOB SONG WR.TTEN YEARS AGO ACCEPTED CHEHALIS. Wash.. Aug. 10?Thorn-. as P. Westendorf, who for a number of years was in charge of the Wash ington State reform school here, has just received from Thomas A. Edison a check for $260 as a reward for writ-! ing a song entitled "I'll take you home again Kathleen." The song was composed by Westen dorf twenty years ago. He was in spired to write it by an incident that occurred in the industrial school. Mr. Edison has promised that he will popularize the song, through his talk ing machine records. PULITZER ESTATE IS WORTH $15,000,000 NEW YORK. Aug. 10.? The es tate left by Joseph Pulitzer, originally consisting of stocks and bonds ap praised at $14,862,804 has been in creased to $15,940,504, according to a report of Referee Ingraham. Among the items of increase Is $475,749 from sales and transfers of securities at prices above their appraised value, a profit of $33,882 above the appraised value realized from Mr. Pulitzer's yacht and sales of real estate yielding a total of $52,666. To meet $600,000 inheritance taxes of Missouri and New York upon the trust fund containing newspaper hold ings of the Pulitzer estate the stock of the Press Publishing Company, (New York World,) and the Pultizer Publishing company (St. Louis Globe Dispatch) must be sold, and to pre vent its passing to outsiders, the Pul itzer sons, now in control, are to be permitted to buy the World stock at $664.50 and the Globe-Dispatch at $121.75. PAPER TRUST ARRANGES ITS LABOR DIFFICULTIES NENV YORK, Aug. 10.?The Inter national Paper Company has mado ! a new working agreement which af fects 85 per cent, of the 6500 employ ees in the company's 31 mills. OYEN IS RECEIVER. WASHINGTON. Aug. 10.?President > Wood row W11 sou has appointed J. W. ;Oyen of Everett as receiver of public moneys in the United States land office at Seattle, it was announced to day. GOETHALS QUITS AS GOVERNOR NEW YORK, Aug. 10.?General W. Goethals, builder of tho Panama Ca nal, and Governor of the Canal Zone, reached New York yesterday. "Yes, I have resigned as Governor of tho zone, but it will not become effective until November 1, and I am not going to resign from the army." he said to an army of newspapermen gathered to meet him. General Goethals admitted that while In Washington he would take up the question of the defenses of the Panama Canal, with President Wilson, and the heads of the army and navy. Asked as to whether or not the gov ernment intended sending him to Al aska to establish a naval basis, Gen eral Goethals replied that he knew nothing of any such plan. MORE MARINES SENT TO HAYTI FROM THE U. S. PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 10. ? With 862 United States marines, the cruiser Tennessee sailed today from the navy yard here, bound for Hayti. Col. L. W. T. Walter is in command of the marines, and will take command of ail United States marines in Hayti. it was announced. BANDIT HOLDS UP EVERETT INTERURBAN SEATTLE, Aug. 10.?A blue-goggled bandit held up the Everett lnterurban near the outskirts of the city late laBt night, fired at the conductor ttnd chased bim out of the car, and then passed the hat among the passen gers. eH got twenty dollars in small change and made his escape. FATHER AND DAUGHTER DROWN AT VANCOUVER 4 VANCOUVER. B. C.. Aug. 10.?Ar chibald McAlonen, employed at the courthouse, was drowned in False Creek this morning. His 19-year-old daughter Eva, who tried to rescue him, also lost her life. U. S. STEEL CO. HAS VAST ORDERS TO FILL NEW YORK. Aug. 10.?Unfilled or ders of the United States Steel corpor ation are running day and night. BUSINESSMEN ASK FOR HIGHER CANADIAN TARIFF ? SEATTLE, Aug. 10.?C. J. Smith, a Seattle capitalist, Morltz Thomson, head of the Centennial Milling Com pany, J. S. McMillan, head of the Roche Harbor Lime Company and other representative businessmen ap peared before the Federal Trade Com mission at its sesion here yesterday and urged that a stiff tariff be placed on Canadian products. Representatives of the fishing Indus try asked that the taxes be lowered, a sweeping change in the LaFollette seamen's law was asked, and it was requested that the commission bond its efforts to obtain a more liberal pol icy that the waste from fish, lumber and fruit might be used. Complaints at the lack of merchant marine also were numerous. BLIND 21 YEARS; ONE EYE OPEN NOW SEATTLE, Aug. 10.?Alfred Ely. 21 years old, who was born blind, can see in one eye, as the result of an op eration performed here last week. The bandages were removed from Ely's eyes yesterday. STOCK QUOTATIONS. ?*? NEW YORK Aug. 10. ? Alaska Gold closed at 34% yesterday, Butte & Superior 66%, Chino 45. Ray 22%; Utah Copper 66%. Electrolytic is from 18 to 18%. Today's Quotations. Alaska Gold 34, Chlno 45%, Ray 23%, Utah Copper, 66% Butte + Su perior, 65%. Copper metal is at 17%. + * * BILLIONS IN WHEAT. ? * * + Washington, Aug. 10.?Amor- ?> * lean farmers are now harvest- * + ing the greatest wheat crop + + ever produced by one country <? + according to reports received ? + by the department of agricul- * ture, a billion bushels may be + + the yield. + ? 4* ITALY TO HELP ON GALLIPOLI NEW YORK, Aug. 10.? Italy will lend her Allies 650,000 troops for ser vice In Franco or at the Dardanelles during the next three weeks, accord ing to Capt. Victor Delfranctls, of the Italian army, who arrived here yester day from Europe on the steamship Duca D'Aosta. He says that they are not needed on the Austrian frontier where Italy is making steady progress and that she will retain enough sol diers to reinforce her army at the front. "There were 600,000 troops in Tu rin when I left there," Capt Delfranc tls said, "and there were 150,000 more in Taranto, a naval base. There were 150 transports ready to convey the troops to where they are most need ed." The Italian officer will purchase leather goods for the army of King Victor Emmanuol. Italy Sees Success at Dardanelles LONDON, Aug. 10.? A Romo dis patch to tho London Morning Post says Turkey has only a month's stock of ammunition, and consequently the Italians believe the Allies will force the Dardanelles In a relatively short timo if Bulgaria and Roumania act energetically against the shipment of contraband through their territory. Turkish Heir at the Front j ATHENS, Aug. 10.?Princo YunBUf ; Ezzedln, heir to ttao throne of Turkey ; has gone to the Dardanelles front to fight against the Allies, according to ! advices from Constantinople. Italy Gains Five Miles GENEVA. Aug. 10.?During the past two weeks the Italians have advanced five miles along the Isonzo front, says a private dispatch received here I yesterday. The Austrian losses ye j estimated at 80,000, but they have been more than made up by the arriv al of more than five divisions of rein I forcements. ENGLISH GOLD I fORJWORGANj NEW YORK. Aug. 10.?Gold in the neighborhood of a hundred millions of dollars, the first direct shipment since the war began, arrived today from England and was placed In the sub-treasury to the credit of J. P. Morgan. BETTING EVEN MONEY THAT UNITED STATES WILL ENTER WAR ?+? NEW YORK, Aug. 10.?Passengers ; arriving here from England say that betting in London is even money that the United States will be in the Eur opean war by September 20th. DYNAMITERS TRY TO BLOW UP CANNERIES ?+? SAN FRAINCISCO, Aug. 10.? An other carefully planned attempt has been made to destroy by fire the plant i , of the California Canneries Company ! which company has been suppling the! Allies with canned goods. The plant j ' is valued at $1,000,000. NEW YORK CONCERNED OVER DE?TH INCREASE NEW YORK. Aug. 10.?Tho debt of New York state has increased from $7,400,000 in 1903 to $145,000,000 at present. The population has increas : ed in the interval from 7,650,000 to 9,899,000. The per capita debt has | jumped from 94 cents to $15.04. The , increase in the last year has been | large. WINCHESTER ARMS . COMPANY RAISE WAGES NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 10.?An ticipating fhe possible demands upon them for increased wages or shorter hours, tho Winchester Ropcating Arms Company of this city yesterday an nounced its voluntarily reduction of the working time from 55 to 48 hours per week, beginning Aug. 15. Wages will not be reduced. IS 100 YEARS OLD. SEATTLE, Aug. 10.?Thomas War | dall yesterday celebrated his one hundredth birthday. He was one of thirteen children and says that his fa ther, who lived to an old age, also had twelve brothers and sisters. Jamos T. Barron expects to return to Funter Bay tonight. rOURTEEN KILLED IN AIRRAID LONDON, Aug. 10.?Fourteen per ?one were, killed and fourteen were wounded in a Zeppelin raid on the east coast of England today, the ad miralty announced at noon. It Is said there were five dirigibles in the German air squadron, a dis patch from Amsterdam early today re porting the sighting of the Zeppelins, five In number, off Vlleland. According to the official announce ment, nine women, four children and one man were killed and seven wom en, five men and two children were wounded as a result of the explosion of missiles dropped by the raiders. Flight Lieutenant R. Lord, of the British aviation corps, who was sent up to engage the Zeppelins, was kill ed. BALTIMORE GETS $12,000,000 ORDER FROM RUSSIA BALTIMORE. Aug. 10.?An order to furnish the Russian government with munitions amounting to at least $12,000,000 has been obtained my the Baltimore structural iron works. It Is understood that the company will bo paid a substantial bonus for delivery of the material ahead of the contract time, and that the order may be dou bled In tho near future. One $25,000,000 Order. NEW YORK, Aug. 10.?Tho Hercu les Powder Company has closed a contract for slightly more than $25, 000,000 worth of cordite, tho British service explosive, end one of the best known picric powders. RUSSIA'S WHEAT CROP IS LARGER ?+? WASHINGTON, Aug. 10.?A report received from the International Insti tute of Agriculture at Rome, Italy, by tho Department of Agriculture, forecasts the 1915 spring crop of cer eals in 54 governments of European Russia as follows: Wheat 463,000,000 bushels; rye, 7,000,000; barley, #491, 000,000; oats. 959,000,000 and com, 079..000 bushels. This Is an averago increased about 30 per cent, over the 1914 production. The figures refer ap parently to all European Russia, ex cept Poland. PARIS LOOK FOR AID FROM ROUMANIA NEW YORK. Aug. 10.?A Paris ca ble says that tho impression is gain ing among the populace that Rouman ia is about to join the Allies. RESERVE BOAD HOLDS ALLIES' LOANS LEGAL WASHINGTON. Aug. 10.?Charges filed by former Representative H. R. Fowler, of Illinois, counsel for Labor's National Peace Council, that American neutrality had been violated through a "conspiracy" between officials of federal reservo banks and agents of Great Britain. Frai ce and Russia, have been dismissed by the federal reserve board. WEEKS THINKS WAR DANGER IS REMOTE BOSTON, Aug. 10.?Senator John W. Weeks of Massachusetts says: "While there Is an ever-present possi bility of the United States becoming Involved in the war, I do not believe it is a probability." ? ? INCREASING POWDER OUTPUT PHILADELPHIA. Aug . 10.? The Aetng Powder company is making 35, 000 pounds of smokeless powder and 100,000 pounds of guncotton daily. The company is building 32 new build ings at Emporium, Pa. 125,000 pounds of picric acid will bo produced daily. ? + t + + + + + + + + + + ? * + PASTOR REFUSES 4 * GREAT FORTUNE * 4, ??? 4* 4> Pittsburgh, Aug. 10.?Believ + ing his advanced age, and mi 4 4* occasional attack of rheuma- 4? * tism would preclude the Judl- 4 4> ciou8 handling of a great for- ? * tune, the Rev. William Graham, ? -> pastor of St Patrick's Roman 4* 4> Catholic church, has declined to 4> I 4? accept a fortune of $15,000,000 4> 4? left him through the death of 4> 4* relatives in Austria and South' 4 4* America. 4? * B * CRISIS REPORTED TO EXIST IN GERMAN CABINET LONDON, Aug. 10.?A dispatch re ceived from Copenhagen says it is ru mored that a dispute between the United States and Germany has pro duced. a German Cabinet crisis. It Is said that von Bethmann-Hollwcg may be forced to reslgu because of his moderate and concilatory counsels. A violent quarrel between him and Ad miral von Tirpitz is alleged to have occurred in the,presence of the Kais er very recently. GERMANS HATE AMERICANS ONLY SECOND TO ENGLISH BOSTON, Aug. 10.?In a special ar ticle in the Boston Globe, D. T. Cur tin writes that the German feeling to wards America has ripened into hate second only to that decreed upon Eng land. The Kolniche Zcitung, in an ar ticle entitled "How America Makes War," quotes from Gen. Sheridan's report of how he laid waste the en tire country from Blue Ridge to the North Mountains, adding that It is unbefitting for a nation which has perpetrated such frightfulness to ac cuse the Germans of barbarities. "The average German," according to Currtn, "openly hates America today and Is not utterly, indifferent for another war, but Is even anxious for it. The army is on a higher pcdastal than' over, with tho foreign. office groveling in the dust at the base." Herr Eugene Zlm mermau's recommendations in the Lo kal Anzeiger for avoidance of a fool ish rupture with tho United States and for the renouncement of the the ory that the United States has no right to sell munitions to belligerents, are widely criticised. AMERICAN-GERMAN PEACE HANGS ON VERY SLENDER THREAD LONDON, Aug . 10.?The l^ondon Dally News, regarding the American note to Germany: "The natural atti tude of the Wilhclmstra88e in face of the American ultimatum would be to delay. But there are two consid erations which make the success of a merely dilatory policy doubtful. The nature of the submarine campaign makes it Josslble to avoid the of fense which Wilson has indicated will bo regarded as final. In the second place, there exists doubts whether Chancellor von Bethmann-Hollwcg's control is at all perfect, so far as the German admiralty Is concerned. A single intructable submarine comman der may now destroy in a few seconds a flimsy fabris which is all that re mains of the official German-Ameri can friendship." ENGLISHMAN BLAMES OWN COUNTRY FOR COTTON DIFFICULTIES ?if? LONDON, Aug. 10.? Sir Charles Macara, president of the Internation al Association of Master Cotton Spin ners says that if the cotton situation had been properly handled by Great Britain at the outset, war would be over by December or March. He is the original advocate of the purchase of the American cotton surplus. TO PROTEST AGAINST FORGING PASSPORTS WASHINGTON, Aug. 10.? A vigor ous protest against the wholesale for gery of American passports by Ger man officers will soon be sent by Germany, according to officials of the State Department. The depart ment has been investigating com plaints that a factory In Holland, man aged by German army officers is turn ing American pnssports in large num bers. Not alone has the official seal been forged, but even the watermark in the paper has been duplicated. GERMANS DON'T OBJECT TO LOANS TO ALLIES NEW YORK, Aug. 10.?Officials qf the German-American alliance deny a providence Journal story that a movement is on foot to influence the German-American bankers not to par ticipate in the loans made by the Al lies. Very few of the war loans thus far placed in the United States have In volved banks outside of the great re serve centers. John L. Carlson and daughter Ruth will return to Takue Harbor this afternoon, on tbe Dolphin. TEUTONIC COUP ON RIGA THWARTED BY FORCES OF CZAR # PETROGRAD, Aug. 10.?An armada of nine German battleship and twelve first-cla'ss cruisers unsuccessfully at tacked the Rusian seaport of Riga, on the Baltic, yesterday. The official version of the attack said "the ships of the enemy were everywhere driven off." Simultaneously, the Russian war of fice announced, the German land cam paign against Riga has been checked. Bulletins posted In front of the war office said: "Although the military op erations in Russian Courland have hardly reached their decisive stage, the Teutonic allies who have been smashing their way toward Riga have been stopped, at the same time the German naval attack was repulsed. The German fleet attempted to seize the Gulf of Riga and attain a strate gic position, presumably to aid the German troops ashore in completeing the coup planned." The assemblage of German craft was the largest of any engaged In a naval action thus far in the war, with the exception of the allied squadron operating In the Dardanelles. The German vessels nosed their way to wards Riga much after the manner in which the British ships ranged the Belgian coast last Fall. AUSTRIANS MOVED TO ITALIAN FRONT Geneva, Aug. 10.?The appearance on the Italian front of 30,000 Austrian troops relased from the Russian cam paign Is announced by the Tribune in a dispatch from Lalbach, Austria, WARSAW NOT TO BE DESECRATED BERLIN, Aug. -0.?Prince Leopold of Bavaria, whose troops were first to reach and occupy Warsaw, has ipsued a proclamation In Warsaw which guarantees protection to property in the captured city. TURKS REVENGED ON SUBMARINE CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 10.? In retaliation for the sinking of the Turkish battleship Keypad-din Bar barossa, Turkish aeroplanes this af ternoon dropped bombs and sank an allied submarine, the crew of the ves sel perishing, it was announced this evening. PETROGRAD SAYS ARMY WILL ESCAPE CAPTURE ?4* PETROGRAD Aug. 10?Grand Duke Nicholas and his armies have escap ed the trap set by the German gener al staff. While it is well understood that Warsaw and all that part of Po land west of the Bug river are lost to Russia, there is no sign of panic here. There is instead a feeling of grim con fidence that Russia's vast resources, which arc unsurpassed, will yet be the deciding factor In the war. Late reports from the front characterize the fighting in the Narcw region as rear guard engagements in which the Russians have been uniformly suc cessful. This indicated that the Czar's forces have kept open their lines of communications, and that neither von Vindenberg nor von Mackensen has been able to cut the railway lines necessary for a successful withdrawal from the Vistula front FRENCHMAN URGES RUSSIA TO LEND TROOPS TO WEST PARIS, Aug. 10? A sensation was caused in Paris by an article publish ed in the Echo de Paris, which is in effect a call upon Russia to send men to fight with the Allies In the western theatre. It was written by General Cherflis, one of the ablest military cri tics of France. "We can manufacture more guns than we have use for or men to use them," said Gen. Charflis. "Th(jn why should not Russia send us while the White Sea is open, two or three corps of its army without horses, without arms and without cannonf "They would be armed and equipp ed in France and fight besides our troops. The announcement of such reinforcements would have a moral force. The point wjiere this reinforce ment would be used is the only sec ret that the censor need guard." MORGAN HONEYMOONING. SEATTLE, Aug. 10.?Julius Spencer Morgan of New York is here on his honeymoon trip. Morgan is a grand son of the late J. P. Morgan.