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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOU V, NO. 642. JUNEAU", ALASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1915. f|' | |H9lH g PRICE TEN CENTS. ? ? ? - - * - ?*? THANE DOCK WRECKED BY SUBMARINE SLIDE ? . ? ? F'etrograd Objective Point of Germans WARDEN SIGHTS MISSING HADLEY LAUNCH MISSING BOAT SATE IS BELIEF BULLETIN HAOLEY, Aug. 12. ? The gas boat Freyea is said to b? in Bond Bay. on the north side of Behm Canal. Julius Sternberg, deputy game warden, who arrived in Ket chikan today reported seeing a boat in Bond Bay Tuesday, and it was believed by him to be the Freyea. Heavy and strong south east wind today drove all rescue boats leaving Hadley, back for Shelter. KETCHIKAN, Aug. 12.?Hope that rescue parties would find some trace of the lost gasboat Freyea and the "fve men known to be aboard her be gan to fade today when no word was received from the expeditions sent out to hunt for the missing boat and her human freight. It is feared that the Freyea found ered In the southeastern gale that swept Clarence Straits Monday. Her known passengers are Capt. Frank Casey, Arthur Frye, formerly of the Granby mine. Receiver C. .W. Swank | of the defunct Hadley lumber mill, C. j H. Frazier, Referee in Bankruptcy A. H. Ziegler of Juneau, and Hiram E. Spear, attached to the surveyor-gen eral's office in Juneau, who was ac companying Ziegler. WARNED NOT TO GO. Tne Freyea left Ketchikan at 11 ' . o'clock .Monday morning for Hadley 25 miles across Clarence Straits, a < trip which usually takes about three hours. Ziegler.was going to Hadley on business connected with the in solvency of the mill at that place. Spear, who was on a vacation. Intend ed going hunting at Hadley. The men were warned not to make the trip, as a severe storm was raging, and a strong southeast gale was blow-! lag. When reports that the gasboat had not reached Hadley became known at 7 o'clock last night, grave apprehen sion was felt for the safety of the boat and her passengers. Searching par ties were sent out from Hadley and from Ketchikan, the "Equator" being among' the boats to leave from here. Two boats left this morning, but had not reported up until 4 o'clock this afternoon. Not at Ward's Cove. Hope ran high last night that the men would be found in Ward's Cove, said to be the only sheltered place on the trip from here to Hadley, but one of the gasoline boats which set out from Ketchikan reported at Hadley that she had found no trace of the Frcyea when she called in at that point. All day Monday and Tuesday the storm continued to blow on Clarence Strait;, The Freyea is a boat of 10 ton.-: net burden. She is a good, staunch craft, and several gasboat owners here cling to the belief that she has ridden out the storm in safety and is at anchor somewhere between here and Hadley. She is 33 feet long, has 13 feet of beam and Is 5 feet deep. She is equipped with a 20 horse power engine and was built at Tacoma in 1912. She is owned by the Alaska Lumber & Box company. NO TRACE OF BOAT. TELEGRAMS DECLARE Surveyor-Gen. <\ E. Davidson and 25. R. Cheney. Mr. Zietder's law part ner. sent cablegrams both to Hadley and Ketchikan today. This afternoon Mr. Davidson received two replies, neither of which was reassuring to anxious friends of the missing men. One reply was from Cable Operator Little, of Hadley. It said: "No word of gas boat Freyea since she left Ket chikan Monday morning. Searching parties sent from here." The second reply came from Opera tor Perkins, of the Ketchikan cable office. It said: "Gasboat Freyea, which left here Monday morning during a strong southeastern, for Hadley, has not been seen since. A. H. Zlegler, H. E. Spear. C. W. Swank, and three others are aboard. Search is being made." IMMIGRATION WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.?Immigra tion for June was 22,958. as compared with 71.728 in June. 1914. and 26.669 in May. 1915. The total for 12 months was 325,700. compared with 1.218,480 in the previous year. 4. + ***** + * + + *** + ** ? WEATHER TODAY * ? Maximum?57. + + Minimum?40. * Rain?.74 in. + THOUSANDS TLEE EROM VESUVIUS ROME, Italy, Aug. 12.?Mount Aet na, Mount Vesuvius and Mount Strom boli have burst into activity and are belching seam, smoke and lava. The city of Naples is threatened with destruction, and great throngs of the six hundred thousand people who form its population are fleeing, terror stricken. Early today, as lava pour down the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, crowds of terrified people crowded the churches, offering up prayers for their safety. Conditions in Naples are described by news telegrams as "terrible." NOTE ? Vesuvius is supposed to have been heaved from the submarine level where it was formed. This sup position is based upon the fact that on the mountain are found shells of sea origin and erratic blocks of lime stone from the higher Appenlne off shoot. .Mone Soroma. which in an ir regular semi-circle surrounds it on the north and east. The earliest known eruption of the mountain oc curred in 63 A. D. The mountain is about four miles from the sea and rises to an altitude of 4200 feet. The main eruption of the volcano oc curred in 79 A. D. at which time Her culaneaum. Pompeii and Stabiae were entirely destroyed. The latest serious eruption occurred in 1872, though sev eral minor outbursts have stricken with terror the population for miles around. Mt. Aetna, sometimes spell ed Etna, is located on the island of Si cily and is the highest volcano in Eu rope. it's first recorded eruption occur-: red in SO A. D. lated ones being re-! corded in 1169, 1669, 1792. and 1892.; Aetna is 10.835 feet high. Stromboli. which Is located on an | island of the same name would be in I about the middle of a straight line: connecting Mt. Aetna on the Island of i Slcilly with Mt. Vesuvius in the Bay j of Naples, and is 3.038 feet high. Al though the mountain has been active since about the time that Vesuvius broke into eruption, no serious dam age has been charged to its account.? THE EDITOR.) HIGH TIDE IN MUNITION WAR ORDERS NEW YORK. Aug. 12.?A compila tion by the Wall Street Journal shows that the orders for war munitions and supplies placed in the United States for the last week in July show a to tal "of $591,000,000. Pittsburgh was the .argest benefic iary though orders were placed in this country as far south as Tennes see and as far west as Kansas City. RECEIVER FOR ALASKAN ASKED In the case of Kreielsheimer Bros, vs the Alaskan Hotel company, in which Judge Jennings yesterday eve ning issued an order to show cause why a receiver should not be appoint ed. a short hearing was held this af ternoon at two 6'clock and after being continued on the request of the de fendant's attorney Z. R. Cheney until four o'clock this afternoon, the mat ter was postponed until two o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Suit has been instituted by the Kreielsheimer Bros, to recover $6. ?194.03 which was given as security for goods furnished to the hotel com pany. Gunnison & Robertson appear for the plaintiffs. Several creditors will be represent ed by Z. R. Cheney in connection with the appointment of a receiver, which will probably be made tomorrow af ternoon. SNOW IN NORTHWEST SIOUX CITY, la . Aug 12 -Snow fell early yesterday morning north of this city. Aberdeen. South Dakota, says heavy snow fell at that place during the night. * * * ARMY OFFICERS * + FALL TO DEATH * ? + + Fort Sill, Okla., Aug. 12. ? ? ? Qartermaster Captain Geo. H. + + Knox, of the United States * ? army aero squadron, was kill- * 4- ed and Lieut. R. B. Sutton. * 4- bis aide, was fatally injured * + today when an areoplane in + + which they were making a ?> ? practice flight fell to the + + ground, a distance of about *> + 500 feet ?> ? * + *** + + * + + * * + ?*** VILLA IS COURTING A TRUCE WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.?General Pancho Villa has informed the United States that he is willing to sign 3 truce with his opponents, for a perioc of three months or more, Secretary Lansing, of the State Department, an nounced today. In Villa's communl cation ths Mexican chieftain declarec he was willing to have a peace con ference during the period of the truce. SOME ABATEMENT IN MEXICAN ROW WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. ? There was some abatement in the Mexican border situation today, although the same activity around the war and navy department buildings prevailed. President Woodrow Wilson arrived from Cornish, N. H.. this morning and went at once to a conference with Secretary Lansing, on the Mexican question. The navy department announced that the Atlantic fleet would leave for southern waters on August 29, but de nied that the move was in way con nected with Mexican affairs. Troops Reach Border. General Funston. in command o( the troops on the border, reported to day that ho had transferred a battal ion from the Ninth Infantry at Lare do, to Brownsville, but in his tele gram he failed to ask for additional troops, and this was taken by admin istrative officials as a good sign. Texas Governor Alarmed. Early today a cablegram was re ceived from Goverpor Ferguson ol Texas, in which the Governor appeal ed to President Wilson for federal aid, and added that conditions around Brownsville were "perilous and grave." Texas Rangers yesterday reported at Brownsville \that they had found n flag on which was inscribed, in Span ish, the following words: "Army o< liberation, for Hexicans in Texas." GERMAN JEWS ASK AMERICA TO HEAR PLEA BERLIN. Aug. 12.?The, following was given out for publication today by the Overseas NeNws Agency. "The Association of Jews in" Ger many has issued an appeal to Ameri ca. based on the fact that American shells are being thrown by the Rus sians into'Polish towns believed to harbor Germans, which reads as fol lows: " 'Europe stands In flames while across the ocean America lives in peace: she hears not the thunder of the cannon. A fruitful rain of gold is falling on a land enjoying golden peace. We cry out to America for aid; thousands of thy loyal and industrious citi zens come from towns now being destroyed by the shells of war thou are sending. Instead of gifts and money thou once sent back to childhood homes from libau to Lemberg. thou sendest iron shells to supply the army. Citizens, thou gavest iron for gold, death for lite, and thou, our children, art murdering thy parents.'" TREASURY COMPTROLLER TO BE CLAIMS COURT JUDGE WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. ? George E. Downey, comptroller of the Treas ury. is slated for the vacancy on the bench in the United States Court ol Claims caused by the resignation ol A. Mitchell Palmer of Pennsylvania, it was reliably reported yesterday. President Wilson is expected to name Downey on a recess appointment when he returns from Cornish. FOUR KILLED IN TRAIN CRASH COLUMBUS. O.. Aug. 12. ? Four were killed and a score were injured today when a freight train crashed into a special train bearing members of the Knights of Pythias lodge, near Mount Sterling, Ohio. The engineer of the freight train is said to have disregarded orders to wait at a siding until the special train, which had the right-of-way, passed. GERMANY ASKS FOR BIG AREA I LONDON, Aug. 12.?A dispatch to ! The Times today from Milan, Italy, declared that Germany was reported ' to be wiling to negotiate for peace I on the basis of a withdrawal of her r troops from Belgium.. The dispatch further said that Germany had made overtures to the Pope for mediation. Back of Germany's desire for ' peace, the correspondent added, was ? the fact that the Austrian and Ger i man soldiers were unwilling to en dure another winter campaign. PETROGRAD, Aug. 12.?The Daily Novoe Vremya, confirming reports that peace overtures had been made to Russia by Germany, says that Ger , many offered to givo Russia the pro vinces of Galicia, and the Dardanelles, with a guarantee of integrity of the Russian frontier. In return the pa per continues, Germany demanded that Russia not oppose the cession of Egypt, nor Interfere with Germany's free hand in making peace with Prance. England and Belgium. BERNE, Aug. 12.?The Tagwacht yesterday published a "manifesto" is sued by a group of German profess ors, enumerating their ideas as the only peace terms acceptable to Ger many. The document says: "These terms of peace must insure free expansion of Gerrnnu culture, industry and com merce; Belgium must be a subject of ?Germany, to be used for military and commercial purpose.-... France must cede to Germany all of the Territory north of a line from Belfort to the mouth of the Sommo river (a strip of land from Alsace-Lorraine to the Soa, approximately 19.200 square miles, or about one-tenth the area of Prance,); Prance must also pay a large indeml Mlty; and Russia must cede Poland, the greater part of the Baltic provinc es and other territory, in lieu of the indemnity which she could not pay." GERMANY READY FOR PEACE SAYS A BERLIN PAPER BERLIN, Aug. 12?"Germany now should accept reasonable peace condi tions in accordance with the even bal ance, progress and safety of all na tions," says the Deutsch Tage Zcl tung. in discussing the peace procla mation of Pope Benedict XV. "No country would receive a proclamation i by the head of the Roman Catholic church with greater respect and less prejudice than Germany." Censors Permitted News To Pass NEW YORK, Aug. 12.?The forego ing was allowed to pass by the Ger man censors, and was sent by wireless to London and Paris. It was the sec ond time within two days that influ ential German newspapers have open ly announced Germany's willingness to accept Pope Benedict as mediator in peace negotiations, the Koelnlsche Zeitung publishing an editorial of a similar tenure yesterday. The ques tion naturally arises: "Is Germany ready for peace.?" ASKED FRANCE TO HELP CRUSH BELGIUM HAVRE, France , Aug. 12.? The charge that Germany proposed to France that Belgium be frushed four months before the war broke out is contained in a gray book Just issued by the Belgian government. It says that Dr. Von Jagow, the German for eign minister, proprosed to France, In the spring of 1914, that the Congo Free State be partitioned and that Bel gium be suppressed as an independ ent nation. CANADA MAY BE PREPARING TO RETURN LIBERALS ?+? WINNIPEG, Aug. 12.? The new Manitoba Parliament will contain 47 Liberals, three Conservatives and one Laborite, with two seats doubtful. One of the doubtful seats will probably be Liberal and the other Conservative. This is a reversal of parties in Man itoba. The Conservatives controlled the last government. Winnipeg Liberal Leaders are re ceiving the congratulations from mem bers of their party in all sections of Canada. Liberals say that the result of the election foretells the return of the Liberal party to power and the ascendency of Sir ? Wilfred Laurier again. Tho Empire guarantees its adver tisers the largest circulation of any newspaper in Alaska. " ??? PETROGRAD REAL GOAL OF TEUTON 1 PETROGRAD, Aug. 12.?With the Battle flank of General von Hinden burg's armies resting on the banks of the River Dvina, midway between Ri ga and Dvlnsk, Petrograd today has adopted as certain the theory that the real objective of the Teutonic offen-' sive Is the Russian capital. The In vaders are now within 300 miles of Petrograd. The Novoe Vremya, discussing that theory today, says: "There is an enormous difference between the Napoleonic war of 1812 and the present conflict. Today the Germans are hurling against Russia forces equivalent to seven invasions such as that of Napoleon, and are supported by the latest technical ap pliances, whereas In 1812 Russia's army in the latter respect was fully on a par with the French. "The Germans are Infinitely better posted as to the position of Russia than was Napoleon; they know that Petrograd, its political center, is only half as far from Riga as from Moscow, and that Riga is the point from which the thrust should be made. They al so know that it Is only a night's jour ney by railway between Riga and Pe trograd, and that the distance Is over good roads. The fact that from Riga there are two lines of railroad to Pe trograd does not offer Insurmounta ble difficulties to an invading host. This Is no second war of 1812, but something far more serfbus." , WILL INVESTIGATE x LACK OF MUNITIONS LONDON, Aug. 12> ~Jfcommission of inquiry has been' Lf ijlnted to in vestigate the chargesSiy^dnst General W. A. Soukomlinoff, Tormer Russian minister of war, and other, in con nection with the Russian munitions aVinrtoirn LONDON DOCKS WERE STORMED FROM AIR BERLIN, Aug. 12.?The Admiralty ' has announced that the recent raid of Zeppelins, on the English coast, bom barded battleships at anchor in the Thames river, and dropped boms on several London docks. EIGHT GERMANS ARE KILLED IN AIR RAID LONDON, Aug. 12.?A wireless dis patch frcm Berlin cays that French aviators dropped bombs at Zwei brueckcn and Saint Engbert, killing and wound eight persons. TURKISH CRUISER OUT OF COMMISSION ATHENS, Aug. 12?An Allied sub marine torpedoed the Turkish cruis er Sultan Seliin early today near the Bosporporus. The crew ran the ves sel into the mouth of a creek and beached her. AUSTRIAN BOAT SUNK. ROME, Aug. 12.?An Italian submar ine torpedoed and sang the Austrian Submarine U-12 in the Adriatic today. All hands on the Austrian boat per ished. ITALIANS ROLL ROCKS DOWN ON AUSTRIAN FOEMEN LONDON, Aug. 12.?Reports from both allied and Teutonic sources tes tify to the intensity of the terrible struggle between the Italians and Aus trians along the Isonzo front. Berlin newspaper dispatches say it Is doubtful whether Neuve Chappelle and Ypres will see engagements more grimly- terrible than some of the aw ful bloody battles in early June along the Austro-Italinn frontier. The green Isonzo la literally afloat with bodies, it is declared. A Rome dispatch says that many of the Austrian fortifications are no lon ger recognizable, the Italian artillery having done its work so well. A letter from an Italian officer at the front says that a large proportion of the Austrian losses were caused not by the Italian fire but by the hurling down of rocks. Over 10.000 :nc:i were thus crushed to death in their trenches. ROOSEVELT AGAIN SAYS HE WILL BE PROGRESSIVE NEW YORK. Aug. 12.? Theodore Roosevelt sayB that he will stand by the Progressive, cause and will not re-enter the Republican party. SHEEP CREEK WHARF COLLAPSES AS GROUND UNDERNEATH CAVES IN BURNSIDE CIJTSJtOPE The United States army cable be tween Sitka and Seattle is again out of commission, but this time the trouble is only temporary, and the rope will be welded together again by 11 o'clock tomorrow morning. At 3:10 o'clock this afternoon offi cers on the cableship Burnside noti fied the local cable ofllco that they had additional repairs to mako on the cable, and promised to have the work completed by tomorrow morning. The point where the Burnside "cut in" is about half way between Sitka and Seattle. After the repairs are made the Burnside will return to the Sound for additional cable, but will be back North next week and complete the repairs. "K Of C" HEADS VISIT JUNEAU Supreme Advocate Joseph Pelle tler, Supreme Director McGraw and Connecticut State Deputy Mulligan, of the Knights of Columbus lodge, form un interesting party, aboacd the excursion steamship Spokane, which reaced Juneau late this afternoon. They ure making a round trip on the Spokane, between Seattle and Sitka. They are making a round trip on the Spokane, between Seattle and Sitka, cil of the Knights of Columbus, In Se attle last week, at which delegates were present from all parts of the United States, as well as Canada, Mexico and the Philippines. Mr. Pelletier Is the United States district attorney in Boston and is al so prominent socially and politically, in the Massachusetts metropolis. A delegation of the local Knights met the Spokane and showed them about the Capital City. One of the chief matters taken up by the convention was the report of the Commission on Religious Preju dice. It covered the findings of an investigation which was carried on during the past year to determine the causes of waves of religious prejudice with a view to effecting a more friend ly feeling between different religions. "The recommendations of the re port submitted." Supreme Advocate Pelletier said today, "included a dec laration of the Catholic position in regard to civil allegience and con demned the action of the politicians who make religion a campaign issue. It further dealt with the principal matters which excite prejudice, the chief sources from which it springs and the classes in whicli it largely exists." LET AUSTRIA FINANCE HER OWN ARMIES BERLIN, Aug. 12.?The "Vorwarts" of Berlin, commenting on tho probab ility that Austria will apply to Ger many for a loan, says: "Let Austria help herself. Germany might in ense of need expert capital to Austria for production and invest ment, but has no money to spare for Austrian and Hungarian loans. If Germany lends money to Austria-Hun gary this could only be against good security such as a reorganization of the state, so as to give Germany a preponderance of political and econo mical power." Tho "Vorwarts" says Austria's war expenditures exceed $1,400,000,000 plus $1,000,000,000, damage done by the Russian invasion of Galicia. ? ? + BURTON PREDICTS * ? MUCH MORE WAR * ?<?? + Seattle. Aug. 12.?Ex-Senator 4? + Theodore E. Burton of Ohio ?> + today declared of the present ? ?fr crisis in Mexico that "it is a + ?> good thing, in that it is bound + + to result in the difficulties of ? ? that country being decisively * ?!? settled." " ? + Of Europe, Senator Burton + ? said: "The present war will ? + either be followed by more war ? + or at least by the maintenance ?fr ? of armed camps all over the ? + world." . + ? + * -J- 4- *!- -N + ?> * 4? * * -S [ -4 About 10,000 square feet of tho Al aska-Gastincau company's dock at Thane fell into the channel today at i.2:45 as the result of a landslide un der the watat* which cleaned out tho base of the docking for an extent of about 300 feet and to a depth of about 25 feet. "Fortunately no one wa- Injured," said Superintendent Jackson not long after the cavo-ln occurred. "We thought it was a small tidal wave first, and then realized that what had hap pened was a submarine land slide. The plies shot Into tho air ten or fif teen feet when the slide occurred and everything near tho face of the dock slid Into the channel." Some Material Lost. R. J. Wulzen stated that no valuablo material had been lost. There were several bolts of old cable that went down with the dock, but Its loss is negligible. Tho lumber that wenlt over has been recovered, and with tho gang of men working there now will probably bo only a slight loss other than that of the dock itself. Three hundred men were put to work tearing the wreckage loose from that part of the dock which was not affected, as it is feared that at low tide another slide may occur. Tho water at present is very high and has been since the accident. The Grub stake and several small boats are busy towing in wreckage and moor ing It to the dock. From Thane all the way up to Junoau there are Moating islands of wreckage, chiefly piles and parts of the dock flooring. Several small boats were swamped, but so far as is known all of them have been recovered. The garage which stood near the ferry slip is completely under water, but can bo recovered. unannei is uecpcr. At tbe end of the dock the water Is now nearly thirty feet deeper than it was before, and the ledge on which the dock was built has disappeared along a slant line which runs from the face of the old dock over to the end of the piling on which the bunkhouscs are built. "We hardly think that an other slide will occur," said Mr. Wul zen, "but there isn't any certainty about it. There is no rock along here, and it may wash out farther. "We will get at the work of recon struction just as soon as this stuff is cleared out and we can get the sound ings neicssary to determine the line which the face of the new dock must take. It will probably run parallel to the roadway, and if it does the dock will have to be narrower than be fore. No accurate estimate of the dam age can be made as yet, but it has been roughly estimated at $5,000." The slide occurred shortly after the freight steamer Cordova had docked at Thnno to unload the complete equipment for the new Annex Creek power house, and her crew were work ing on the dock about fifty feet from the place where the break occurred. One of the Cordova's crew said this afternoon: "It sure looked like a ti dal wave, even if it was only a young one. Tho water ran easily 6 foot high." DR. CHASE WILL SELL STOCK IN SPOKANE SEATTLE. Aug. 12.? Dr. W. H. Chase, president of the Cordova Min ing & Development Company arrived here on the Alameda, on his way to Spokano whore ho will arrango for the sale of a block of tho stock of his company to Montana capitalists. "This stock is now in escrow and if tho deal goes through sufficient funds will bo available to go ahead with the devel opment of tho company's property at Port Wells, Alaska." said Dr. Chase. STILL AFTER SOUTH AMERICAN TRADE WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.?J. A. Mas sol, special agent of the Department of Commerce, will suggest to New England machinery manufacturers that a sample of all the machines they manufacture bo donated to the engin- * coring school at Buenos Ayres, run under the supervision of the Argen tine government. Thin Is a new plan to capture South American trade in machinery. ENGLAND MAY PRODUCE NOVA SCOTIA COAL LONDON, Aug. 12.?As a result of the recent Welsh coal strike tho Brit ish government has taken up with the Noco Scotia government the ques tion of using Nova Scotia coal.