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VOL. VL, NO. 643. JXJNEAtr, ALASKA, FRIDAY, AUfl. 13, 1915. PRICE TEK CENTO.
Teuton Submarine Sinks JSrtt^h^Cruis?r WILSON SEES END OF MEXICAN TROUBLE GOODMAN NOW HAS ALASKAN At two o'clock this Afternoon Mark P. Goodman took over the manage ment of the Alaskan Hotel and .si multaneously the suit brought by Kreielsheimcr Bros., of Seattle, to hare a receiver appointed for the Al askan Hotel Company, was dismissed in the Federal court. The matter of the appointment of a receiver was presented to Judge Jennings this af ternoon at two o'clock, and was dis missed at the plaintiff's cost. The note for 16946 which was unpaid and which was the reason for instituting the suit in the beginning, has been taken over by Mr. Goodman. Gunni son and Robertson represented both the plaintiff and the petitioners for in tervention this afternoon. Mr. Goodman, who was formerly with the Richmond Paper Co.. as their Alaska representative, has as sumed all indebtedness against the company and will in the future man age the hotel personally. No change is to be made in the personnel of theI establishment and it Is Mr. Goodman's j intention to ruo a strictly up-to-date P. I#. Gcmmett. who opened the ho tel two years ago and has since that time had it under his management, will leave for the South on one of tho early boats and will probably engage In the cigar business in one of the Coast cities. DUNCAN LOSES INDIAN COLONY ? Meflakahtla has at last been taken over by the government according to the statement of W. ~G. eBattle. sup-j erintendent of native schools for Al aska. who re turned to Juneau on the AI-Ki last evening. The matter has been the subject of much discussion between the government officials and Father Duncan, founder ot the settle ment. for some months but it Is the opinion of Mr. Beattie that die matter is settled now for all time. that alt buildings, including the can nery, church, sawmill, watei works, and alt machinery in the buildings have been taken over by the agents of the Department of tho Interior. A sup ply of cans and other supplies In the cannery have been left to Fhther Dun can, as they were bis personal proper ty.- From now on the^ Tillage which lias been much talked of for years as a unique settlement, whose govern ment was controlled solely by the na tives and Father Duncan, will be a native settlement ot the usual order and will come directly under the reg ulations of the government which arc applicable in such cases. In regard to tho recent suggestion of the Bureau of Education that the native and wane scnoois De eomomea In towns where the native registration is too small to warrant maintaining separate schools, Mr. Bcattie is of the opinion that no nnpleasant results would come from such a consolidation. ? A proposition has been made by Mr. ? Beattle to the school boards of Ket-' chikan and Wrangell, offering to pay the school board the salary equal to permit the native children to attend the white school. Mr. Beattie argues that this plan would ?ave the burean the expense of light, fuel ind other incidentals, as '?well as give each of the white schools an extra teacher, ad ding to the efficiency of the schools, both rrom the standpoint Of the while children and that of the natives. Although the matter has been more or less thoroughly discussed, no de cision has as yet heen reached In re gard to the proposed consolidation. EUBANKS-MARK. Miss Hazel Eubanks and Philip Mark, both of Mount Vernon. Wash., were -juletly married hero yesterday afternoon. The ceremony rook rilace in the Methodist church, the fiev. fe' 0. Blackweli. the pastor, officiating. Tho ceremony was witnessed by Miss L. 'McGilrey and Thomas Knudaoe. The bride arrived here a week ago eral months. They will make their MAKEEVER EXAMINES GOLD BELT Sanford Makeover of New York, principal backer of the Alaska Gold Belt Mining company's operations in| ; Sheep Creek Basin, arrived from Se attle yesterday on the Spokane, and ' Is registered at the New Cain. Also in the party are Gasper G. Bacon of Boston, member of the lira of J. Pier : pout Morgan and Company, accompan ied by Mrs. Bacon. E. P. Dennisou and E. W. Lombard, of New York and Bos ton. all of whom are interested in Al aska Gold Belt. Carl S. Still man, of New York, with his wife and two sons, accompanied the M&koever party las far as Juneau, but continued on to Skagway. and will make u trip to Southwestern Alaska. Today the visitors made a trip through the Perseverance mine and i mill, the guests of the Alaska Gastln eau Mining company. They were ac companied by A. B. Dodd, local man- j ager of the Alaska Gold Belt Com-! pany. and D. C. Bard of Butte, the company's geologist. Mr. Mackeever will be here tor a week or ten days, inspecting the pro gress of the work on the property In which he is interested. A tunnel is being driven in the property, to cross cut the ore. and considerable surface work is either under way, or planned for the near future. Docks and ware houses also ore to be built this Fail. EMPIRE HAS ITS TROUBLES TODAY WUh the United States army cable *till "down" between Seattle and Sit ka. cutting direct communication with Seattle, the Canadian land wires near Ashcroft, B. C.. also were interrupted at two o'clock this afternoon. The Empire received two flies of press messages over the Dominion line just before it went out of commission, and also received press via the Mar coni Wireless service. Today's edition, as a consequence, went to press under difficult circum stances. ZUG TRANSFERRED IT IS REPORTED John Zug. formerly federal road su perintendent for the Fourth division, with headquarter? at Fairbanks, has been transferred to duty in the Val sion. it is reported. He is now in Skagway having just arrived there from Fairbanks, and with J. C. Hayes, superintendent of the road work in Southeastern Alaska, will tuske a trip of inspection over the roads in the First Division. Superintendent Hayes expects to toave Juneau this ovenlng on the 9. S. JefTerson. for Skagway, and will re turn next week with Mr. Zug, after a trip over the Klehena road, near Haines. W. E. BR1TT HOME. Councilman W. R. Brltt returned today from a visit to San Francisco. He stopped off at Lorlng for a few days, where Mrs. Brltt and son Ja cob are visiting. Mr. Brltt. as Norwegian vice-consul for Alaska, conferred with the Nor wegian consul at at San Francisco In .regard to matters in connection with the Alaska consulate, while In the ex position city. 'The fair," said Mr. Britt today, "Is wonderful." E. A. McDonald, pure food Inspector, and Mrs. McDonald, left for Skagway last night. Henry Moses, a Hoonah furrier, re turned from Seattle yesterday on the Al-KI. Mrs_ A. Brandon arrived yesterday to make her home here with her daughter. Miss Hazel Brandon. She was accompanied by her son. Master Harry Brandon. Mrs. J. F. Pugh. wife of the collec tor of customs, and Miss Venetia Pngh left this morning Tor Seattle, on their way to Alabama. They will visit in Cullman. Alabama, and expect to re turn to Juneau sometime during the Fall. , chief clork of the Lighthouse Service, at Ketchikan. Is spending a few days >(r-;. C. M. Garden, who is staying at the Occidental, expects to leave soon .'or Chlchagoff, where her husband is The Empire guarantees Its adver ser* the larger': circulation of any beer*paper in Alaska. MISSING MEN SAFE ANDSOUND The Hadley launch Freyea. thought to have foundered in Clarence Straits with six men aboard, two of them The Empire received this afternoon from Ketchikan a cablegram which reads as follows: "Freyea, In tow of the gasboat Novelty, reached Ketchi kan at noon today. She was picked up In Bond Bay yesterday afternoon by the launch Sparrow, and towed ^ to Loring. She had run into Bond Bay because of engine trouble. F.very feare for their safety had been enter At noon today Z. R. Cheney received a cablegram from S. A. Plumley of Ketchikan, announcing the safety of the Freyea and her passengers. The Freyea left Ketchikan Monday morning. In the teeth of a storm that swept Clarence Straits. Aboard her, bound for Hadley, 28 miles distant, were Capt. Frank Casey, Arthur Frye, C. W, Swank and C. H. Fraier of Kot cbikan and A. H. Zfeglor and Hiram E. Epear of Juneau. Half waly from Hadley is Bond Bay. It was there that the Freyea sought shelter from the storm and owing to hor disabled condition. WOMAN SINGLE TAXER LECTURING IN SEATTLE SEATTLE. Aug. 13 ? Mrs. Joseph Fel8, widow of a Philadelphia : oap manufacturer, has arrived in Seattle. She Is on a lecture tour, and is udvo CAPTAIN ROBERTS DIES. SEATTLE. Aug. 13.?Cnpt. George Roberts, one of the founders of the Al aska Steamship Company, and a vet- ' cnin navigator, died yesterday at Sol Due Springs, near Port Angeles, and the body will be brought here for In terment. PRINCESS SUICIDES. ? BERLIN. Aug. 13.?Princess Sophia, of Saxe-Welmar committed suicide here today as a result of her father's refusal to consent to her marriage to RUSSIA BUYS LEAD FROM SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 13. ? Un precedented shipments of cotton and pig lead have been exported from San Francisco to Russia since April, ag gregating In value close to $1,000,000 WILL FIGHT CORPORATIONS MAKING WAR MUNITIONS ST. LOUIS. Aug. 13.?The'American ' Neutrality Society Loogue of St. Louis will open a fight for the revocation of the charters of Missouri corporations making munitions for belligerents, in cluding the American Car & Foun UNIVERSITY GETS FO!; MADISON. Wis.. Aug. 13.?The Uni versity of Wisconsin Is made the bene- ' the late J. Stephen Tipp, or Prairie Du tween $400,000 and $500,000. under the terms of the will filed for probate. EDGERTON'S NEW POST WASHINGTON Capt. Glen Edgertou, corps of en gineers, United States army, who for several eyars has been assigned to duty with the Alaska road commission, Recently he asked for a transfer, and favorable action was takeD by the war department. He will leave Val dez with Mrs. Edgerton, about Sept. 15, it is reported. His successor is Lieut. Mehaffery. J. F. FRIEND HITS GOOD PAY AT DAWSON j. P. Friend, formerly employed in the Frye-Bruhn market here, has ly after he arrived there three mortths Virginia and .Mary Friend, left for ,i Daw sou last night. Empire want ads. work ;Jl the time. MRS. HELEN PRATT DIES AT HOME HERE Mrs. Helon Pratt. 23 years old, daughter or Mrs. J. W. Salsbury of Juneau. .died at the family home in Franklin Street at throe o'clock yes torday morning, a victim of tuberculo sis. Mrs. Pratt became afflicted sov cllned. Twice her mother tool her to the States, In the hopes that a change of climate would benefit her but sho neau to await the ond. Mrs. Pratt's husband, Bert Pratt. Is in California. Ho worked in Juneau for Tom Radon inch, and at one time was employed on the steamship Mariposa, in the Mrs. Pratt returned from Seattle on July 1 after a trip to California with, her mother. Everything was done to make her last day-? comfort able and her physician, Dr. It C. Dc Vlghne. was a dally visitor to her bed side. Mrs. Pratt was born in Omaha, Neb., but lived on tho Pacific Coast for the past eighteen years. She made | her homo in Juneau for about three j Funeral services will bo held from tho Presbyterian church tomorrow af ternoonl at 3 o'clock. The Rev. J. B. Stevens will preach. Swanson. of Seattle, brother of tho a passenger for Juneau on the Ala meda. although the funeral will be held before he cau reach here. It has i WOULD WIPE OUT DEBT OF HIS STATE OLYMPIA. Wash.. Aug. 13?Before ed that he. intends to recommend to the next Washington State I.oghda tura that the entire State Indebtedness priation, shotting oft interest -and placing the State In a unique class without any bonded debt. Hfs plan contemplates the union of the cash of the State Into a general fund, so that those funds that arc nol needed for specific purpose for which provided purposes, in this manner, it is said tho funds may be used to carry the State's debt. Just as a bank uses the funds of depositors to carry loans. Aftcl* visiting tho expositions at San Francisco and San Diego, Gov. Lister ACCUSE PACKERS OF SALMON WAS SEATTLE, Aug. 13.?Charges that salmon packers In Alaska are wast- ; grand jury hore. It was learned today i that the government had Instructed agents of the Seattle branch of the | bureau of fisheries to assist the grand , FRAUDULENT PANAMA 'CANAL WASHINGTON. Aug. 13.? Gcner ill warnings have been sent to banks ind trust companies tbot fraudulent Panama Canal bond coupon* arc In , hattan of Now York. WRITING LUSITANIA NOTES Berlin correspondent says that the opinion 1s prevalent there that the Lusltanin disaster Is closed so far as Germany is concerned, 'hat the In that Germany will let her submariner PACIFIC COAST CAN PRODUCE POTASH CHEAPLY i ible from Pacific coast kelp, which car. , lie produced at $0 less u ton to the consumer than it costs Germany to get it to this country in peace time. 4.000,000 ENGLISH RIFLES York Sun aayr, cn a director's author with thme Westittghousc (Oler.trlc Co Great Britain received n option >>n 4. when It wished. It Is >nliereii that before 'the war is- finished the full op MEXICAN TROUBLE NOW OVER WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. ? More Mexican otftlaws were added/ today to Texas rangers and ranchmen, in n .spirited battle near Mercedes. The bnlonco of the Mexican band engaged fled across the border. WASHINGTON, Aug. 13.?Preside/ view of the Mexican situation and i. was believed that no further action would be needed for the restoration of order on the border. Confirmation was received that Gen eral Pancho Villa had Informed Wash ington that he was willing to agree to a 3-month's truce with General Car ranza, that a peace conference might bo held, and reports from Brownsvillo, Meanwhile three American warships to Vera Cruz, to guard against any hostile outberak there. EL PASO, Tex., Aug. 13.?Villa is preparing to make another forced 16an ordored all merchants doing business MUSIC AND BEER ARE DIVORCED . ?an "order in council" that cabaret must disappear before Monday. Here after saloons will not be saloons, not palm Hardens or family drinking gath erings-. under specious signs. Whole some concert music, however, will be allowed if it ceases at a respectable hour of the night. One famous palm garden has already announcod it will close until September, when the mu sic will be limited to an orchestra. P . MISS GIRARD ENTERTAINS FRIENDS AT THANE friendfe from Juneau at her home at Thane Thursday evening. Those pres Mnrgarot Ullingen, Mary Gold inc. Mar garet Coggins, Valeric jGiard, Gort L'ragg and Rose McLaughlin. served by Mrs. Glard and it was a very happy party that returned to Ju HAS TOO MANY LAWS BOSTON; Mass., A us:. 13.?Senator with undigested and undesirable laws, [f we liau one-fifth or one-tenth of thp business. When there aire monopolies desirable. but it is the experience that when the government engages in busl lay and greater oxpense. compared ed that Russia has placed with the Genera! Electric Company orders tor schrapnch high explosives and miscel laneous war munitions to the amount ? ? ? ? ANOTHER $6,000,000 WAR ?t' ?? NEW YORK, Aug. 13. A contract for ?C.000,00o in fuses its said to have nntinnnl Fuse Company by the shell SAYVtLLE LARGEST WIRELESS NEW YORK, Auk 1.1?The complet ed new cons'ruction makes the Sajr yillc wire-lets station the largest In ENGLISH CRUISER IS SUNK ! CHRISTIANA. Norway, Aug. 13. ? Captain William Kennedy and 86 mem bers of the converted British cruiser Indian arrived here toady. The In dian had been torepdoed and sunk by a German submarine operating in the North sea, yesterday. When the captain and crew of the Indian wore rescued by a Norwegian tramp steamer, they were sining "Tip perarv." GERMANY MAY ASK THAT WAR CALLED DRAW St Louis, Aug. 13.?A special dis patch from Berne, Switzerland, to the St. Louis Republic from Its special ' orresponient says Germany will ask that the war be called a dray and peace be arranged on that basis with in the next six months. He sayr the determination on the part of official Germany is contingent upon her be ing able to defeat the French and Brit ish army in France as she has just defeated the Russian army. The dispatch says: ig Germany wui go oroae u peace does not come within the next year. Germany's rulers know this, and will, 'accept peace with honor.' But Ger matiy Is perfectly willing to go broke unless ?ho can obtain the draw war her rulers want now and her people will soon he willing to accept. "It Is a safe prediction that Ger many, If she does not crushlngly de feat the Allies of the West, and this is unlikely, will within six months he willing to evacuate France, Belgium and Russia, withdraw within her own borders and accept peace practically on tho basis of the status quo cnte. Peace, then within the year, depends on the' willingness of tho Allies to I accept tho coming teAis of the Gor- I inans to call It n draw. " -t France Will Be Ready BASLB. Switzerland, Aug. 13.?That 1 France will be ready for peace before l tho present year is over and will not < make as drastic demands as she once expected to inako is the conviction of 1 American newspaper men in Switzer- I land. U is conceded that the war i is hitting the French people hard. 1 They are suffering more than those i of either Great Britain or Germany, i Only in Austria. Poland and Belgium 1 arc conditions as hard on the aver age man as In France, and the French I officials know this. France will never talk peace until tho German army Is driven out of the country, but that is expected to be the result of tho fall campaign. When that is done, however, much the French might desire to get back all of Alsace and Lorraine, and will rather give up Melz and the Eastern parts of her old provinces than to at tempt the Impracticable task of at tempting to defeat Germany witli an invading army. She will want peace worse than she will want Alsace and This estimate, according to an American journalist, Is based upon conversations with French officials a: a uowlcdgc of conditions in Turkey to be the "Goat-" The American journalist referred ' to, nnd he quotes other American newspaper men, expects that the over tures for peace will come from Ger many, and ho expects them to come ' before the German army shall have < been defeated in Fnnce, which, Is is i believed would be the inevitable out- - come of an active campaign in the 1 West. The conviction here is that I Turkey will be the worst sufferer when peace terms shall have been ar- I ranged. It Is expected that the Dar danelles will be forced, and Constr.n tinople captured by the Allies beforo winter, sets in, nnd it is believed that i Germany will consent to the banish- 1 ment of Turkey from Europe and the f acquisition of Constantinople, the Bos- j porui and the Dardanelles by the En tente powers. It is believed, also. I that German.', will consent to Italy's retaining the territory she has ocou I ( MORE BIG STEAMERS I teamen of foreign legistry owned < by the American Transatlantic Steam- . ship Company have been admitted to Jection.-; !hat German capital was ln V' ited in their purchase. It. is expect- . PEACE IS PROMISED BY KAISER AMSTERDAM, Aug. 13?Latest tier man army order were published hero today, reading as follows:" "Our work in the East is practically finished, wc are now about to gain the West. Peace Is certain by October." The orders were issued by the gen eral staff, in Berlin. A dispatch from Berlin today states that the Austrian-German forces aro pursuing the Russian armies on a wide front from Riga southeast, and that the Germans have occupied Lu TWO BILLIONS ARE ASKED BY GERMANY BERLIN, Aug. 13. ? The federal council has asked for a war credit of twp and one-half billions of dollars. BARON IS KILLED. AMERSTERDAM, Aug. 13.?It was learned today that Baron Von Bleich roeder, nn officer in the German army and one of Berlin's wealthiest men, was klliod in the charge with the Ba varian troops, no the ilnner defenses of Warsaw. SWEDEN AGAINST ALLIES AND FOE THE GERMANS STOCKHOLM, Auk - 13.? Dissatis faction with British bloc'cadc of neu tral trade on the part of Sweden and Denmark has been running high since the early months of the war. s Swed ish newspapers of tho conservative party have been particularly strong In denunciation of the British naval policy of stopping goods destined for neutral countriqs. The censoring by British officials of-letters and tele grams passing' between Sweden and the United StateB has added to tthis llssatisfaction. Drifting Toward Germany This feeling against Great Britain, united to the old Swedish antipathy for ,and fear of Russia is causing Swo len to drift toward Germany rapidly. None here are ready to admit that there is any llklihood of Sweden en tering tho war, but it is evident that d continuation of German successes might result that way if Sweden could get assurance that Germany would ?uarantce her border from danger at the hands of Russia. CANADIAN PRISONERS IN NEED OF CLOTHING OTTAWA, Aug. 13.?Four hundred ind fifty Canadian prisoners of tho ,var in the German detention camp at jien-sen are badly in need of clothing, says a report on prison-camp condi tion? based by the government press pureau yesterday. The report Is bas ;d >m information furnished by at aches of the United States embassy n Berlin, who inspected the camps it Frtedburg. Hanover, Muendcn, Lim mrg and Oicsseu. The camps at Han-" iver and Muenden have greatly im jroved in condition of the officer's luarters. Among the prisoners at lies* places arc Lieut. Bath and 48 members of the Canadian Highland srs. . _ ^ THE HAGUE PROTEST AGAINST CONTINUATION OF WAR THE HAGUE, Aug. 13.?The anti war council at The Hague has appeal ;d to all European powers in a protest igaliist the prolongation of the war. \n offort will be made to iuduce the ilolland people to sound all of the bet Igorcnts on peace. 'ERF'ETUAL FRANCHISES MAY BE BARRED ALBANY. N, Y., Aug. 13.? A Con jtitutional amendment is before tho S'ev York legislature to prohibit the ;rant!log of perpetual franchises to - )ubllc service corporations. INDIAN HIDES MAY COME TO AMERICA LONDON, Aug. 13.?An agreement ins been reached for lifting of India's ". imbargo on hides exports to tho Unit 5d States provided a cables assurance is given from the customs authorities ,1ero that the ultimate destination of .he partinilar shipments Is not In the jnemy territory. RAILROAD BUYS 300 FAST AUTOMOBILE CARS CHICAGO, Aug. 13.? The Chicago Northwestern has order 300 auto mobile cars from the American Car ? WEATHER TODAY *