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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. VI., NO. 646. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, AUG. 17, 1915. PMCE TEN CENTS.
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THOUSAND ENGLISH COLONIALS PERISH AT SEA
MASKED GEORGIANS EXECUTE LEO M FRANK
LEO FRANK KIDNAPPED
FROM GEORGIA PRISON
AND HANGED BY MOB
NEW YORK, Aug. 17.?"Thank ^
God he's dead, he is now through ^
with his trouble," cried Mrs. Ru- 4
dotph Frank, mother of Leo -i
Frank, when told of her son's
lynching this morning. Mrs. ^
Frank drew the curtains in the ^
windows of her home and began 4
the 8-day period of mourning, a 4
Jewish religious custom.
MARIETTA, Ga.. Aug. 17.?Leo. M. <
Frank, alleged slayer of Mary Pha- "J
gan, who less than two months ago ^
was saved from the gallows by Gov.;
John M. SI a ton, was taken from the 4
State prison at MilledgeviMe by af
masked mob last night, and hanged.
Frank's lifeless body was found
this morning, hanging from a tree 4
two miles east of Marietta. The fa- 4
mous prisoner was lynched by an 4
automobile party of kidnapers, who 4
appeared at the penitentiary last -I
night, overpowered Warden Smith, 4
Superintendent Burke, and the guards 4
and then dragged Frank from the dor- 4
mitory, by his heels. 4
The spot where Frank gave up his 4
life is but a short distance from the 4
birthplace of Mary Phagan, 15-year- 4
old factory giri, whom a jury in the 4
Fulton Superior court said was slain 4
by Frank. 4
HANDCUFFED AND HANGED *?
Frank's wrists were handcuffed In "?
front of his body. The rope which "j
was noosed about his neck had open- *"
ed the wound inflicted by Green, a
fellow prisoner at Milledgeville, when 4
he made the murderous attack on **
Frank a month ago. Blood had stream
ed from this open wound down upon *
his prison suit. Frank was in his **
bare feet, his hair was disheveled and'
his clothing was torn in several
S places.
\v? v.:i,? Af thA Intftrlnnura rnv- i
11 UUV 9UU1C wi ? w . .
ered the warden and superintendent I
of the prison with revolvers, other: |
broke into the prison and overpower
the guards on duty at the point, of
guns. Frank was then placed in an
automobile and the mob was whisked
away from the prison In several cars
which were waiting.
Never in the history of the State
# has such excitement gripped the:
commonwealth as that which prevail-!
ed during last night and early today
when the kidnaping of Frank be
came known.
Kidnapers Worked Swiftly.
There were about twenty men in
the kidnaping party. "We will take p
you along if you want to go." one ,l
of the masked men said to Superin- 0
tendent Burke. "Otherwise we will e
cut you loose after we are through 11
with Frank." Burke shook his head. d
and remained behind. He was then 3
tightly bound, and left on the porch, I;
while the automobiles disappeared. A ^
negro trusty had hidden in the dor
mitory when Frank was dragged out. o
slipped out of hiding when the lynch- a
ers had disappeared and freed Burke, d
The superintendent hastened to the t
home of J. W. Satterfleld. a prison or- r
flcial. but when the latter tried to tel- f
ephone Warden Smith he found all t
the wires cut Satterfleld then ran i
to Warden Smith's house, and found 1
that official gagged and tied. Satter
fleld set him free and Smith drove ]
to a nearby farm house, where the (
telephone line had not been discon- ]
nected. He quickly had a posse on j
the roads, searching for the kidnap- ^
CI 9.
Victim of Negro's Testimony.
Frank had been convicted of Mary
Phagan's murder on the testimony of
a negro named Conley, who after
wards disappeared. Five days before
the term of Gov. John M. Slaton ex
pired. his sentence of death was
commuted to life imprisonment. Fol
lowing this action. Gov. Slaton was
virtually a prisoner in his home, arm
ed mobs parading the streets of At
lanta. threatening vengeance. Ten
days after Frank was taken to the
penitentiary to serve life, he was at
tacked by a prisoner, and nearly kill
ed. His life was saved by Dr. Mc
Xaughton. a life-termer, whose death
sentence a year ago had also been
commuted by Gov. Slaton.
Frank was superintendent of an At
lanta pencil factory. Mary Phagan
was employed in the factory. It was
said the murder followed an outrage
charged to Frank.
Body Goes to Atlanta.
Frank's body was cut down by the
authorities, and after being prepared
for burial at an undertaking estab
lishment in Marietta, was shipped to
Atlanta where the funeral will be
held.
?
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? *
? SLATON IS STUNNED. *
San Francisco, Aug. 17.?"My +
horror is Inexpressible; there *
Is no language which can con- +
vey my sentiments over this *
outrage." declared Former Gov- *
ernor Slaton of Georgia, at his +
hotel here this morning, when +
told that mob rule had been +
responsible for Leo Frank's +
execution. +
"The abduction of Frank was +
a cowardly attack upon civil- *
lzation," continued Governor *
Slaton. "And I know the peo- *
pie of Georgia well enough to +
say without qualification that +
the Entire State will resent +
this outrage, and that nothing +
will be left undone to punish +
the malefnctors who have dls
graced our fair common- +
wealth. I am so appalled at *
the horror of it all that I find +
myself groping for language *
strong enough to adequately +
> condemn this terrible crime." 4?
? In a later interview today +
? Gov. Slaton branded Frank's *
> lynching as a deep blot on his *
> State. "The act Is a consum- +
> mate outrage," ho said, "and ?i?
> every man engaged In the +
> lynching should be hanged, +
> for he is an assassin. Such an +
> act Is contrary to the clvill- +
? zation of Georgia, and one +
? which every good citizen will +
k condemn." +
Mrs. Slaton and the Cover- +
? nor, who two months ago com- +
> muted Frank's sentence to life +
? imprisonment, have been here +
? visiting the exposition, after a *>
> trip to Alaska. +
*
' + + + + *? + * + + + ??>* + +
DESTROYER
"WHIPPLE"
IN HARBOR
Clad in her dress of slate-grey?
'nele Sam's war paint?the United!
tates torpedo boat destroyer Whip- j
le steamed into Gastineau channel
t dusk last evening and dropped an
bora ahalf mile off shore. Slmultan
ously half of the capital city's pop
lation, it seemed, proceeded to the
ocks along the shore to view the
quat-looking sea fighter. An hour
iter the jackles began coming from
he vessel, on shore-leave.
The Whipple is the fifth member
f the flotilla which Is cruising Al
ska waters under orders of the navy
epartment. The commanders are
amillarizlns themselves with the
ugged coast line, "for future refcs
>nce," and since the flotilla reached
he North talk that the government
s planning to establish a naval base
n Alaska has bcon revived.
A month ago the Whipple left San
?>ancisco harbor, with the destroy
>rs Paul Jones. Stewart, Preble and
?erry, bound for Southwestern Alas
ca, by way of the Inside Passage.
While off the California coast the
iVhipple shipped a huge sea, which
)attered in part of her superstruc
ure, and force her to put back to port
"or repairs. Her four companions
jroceeded North, and after stopping
it Ketchikan and Sitka, steamed
iVest. The Whipple will rejoin the
lotilla at Sitka.
The Whipple reached Ketchikan
learly two weeks ago, and after leav
ng there has been cruising local wa
ers. She will be here until Thursday.
Today, at the invitation of Lieut. F.
D. Pryor, her commander, the Whip
ple was visited by scores of people
,'rom the capital city. The officers
md bluejackets showed the visitors
?very courtesy.
The Whipple is one of the fastest
iestroyers in the navy, her maximum
speed under forced draught being 28.24
cnots per hour. She entered the bar
Mr last night at half-speed. The
Whipple is 248 feet in length, has
12 feet of beam and draws 6 feet of
water. At the opening of the Span
ish-American war in 1898 her keel
was laid, at Sparrow Point, Maryland.
Four years later she was launched.
She cost 8286,000. She has twin
screws, with reciprocating engines
:apable of developing 8,300 horse
power. She is a vessel of 433 tons
displacement and has three officers
and a crew of 75 men.
The Whipple's armament consists
of Vvo 18-inch torpedo tubes, two
3-inch rapid Are guns -.nd six 6-pound
rapid Are guns.
TEXAS IS
RAVAGED
BYFLOOD
GALVESTON, Aufl. 17.?Late today
tho flood waters were receding, and
all danger Is now believed to be past.
GALVESTON, Texas., Aug. 17.?In
one of the worst storms Blnce the dis
aster or 1900, Galveston and tho sur
rounding country today witnessed the
destruction of property valued at
three millions of dollars. Flvo per
sons are known to have been killed
or drowned here.
The storm broke with terrific fury
at 8 o'clock last night, having swept
In from the Gulf. During the night
the city pasesd through a harrowing
experience. Communication early
went by tho board, telegraph and tel
ephone lines being blown down, and
the city was plunged in darkness. Two
(fires were started, but were exting
uished. The morning broke there was
five feet of water In a number of the
principal streets.
Early reports from Dallas said that
many cities and towns In Southwest
ern Texas had been isolated by the
hurricane and floods, and this morn
ing San Antonio and Austin were add
ed to the list of cities to suffer losses
In nrnnnnfv
Over a hundred feet of the Missouri,
Kansas & Texas railroad causeway
was washed away early this morning.
The huge seawall, erected after the
calamity of September 8, 1900, re
mained Intact, although the waves
swept to its height all night long, with
terrific force. The present storm re
called the dark days of Galveston, Just
fifteen years ago, when a tidal wavo
and tornado destroyed 7,000 lives and
$30,000,000 of property.
TWO DIE IN
THEH0SPITAL
Two deaths occurred in St. Ann
hospital last night, within threo hours
of each other.
Victor Heideman, until recently em
ployed at the Perseverance mine as
a cook, succumbed to quick consump
tion at 12 o'clock p. m., after an ill
ness of nine days. He was 28 years
of age and was born in Sweden. He
is a half-brother to Charles Johnson,
steward at the Alaska-Juneau mine.
The body was taken to Young's mor
tuary and the funeral will be held at
3:30 p. m. Thursday, from Odd Fel
lows' hall, under the auspices of the
Odd Fellows' Lodge.
After an illness of two wteks
Georg9 Yowell, 41 years old, well
known throughout Alaska and for
many years connected with tho Oc
cidental hotel, passed away this
morning at three o'clock. Mrs.
Yowell arrived on the Aiameda and
was with her husband at the time of
his death.
Air. 1 oweu came iu juucau uuui
Salt Lake City several years ago and
was away a few months at the time
of the Chisana rush. Mrs. Yowell
left last fall to visit her mother in
Paris, Illinios, and was notified of
her husband's illness as soon us it
was realized that his condition was
serious. Yowell is survived by a sis
ter, Mrs. Anna Donon, his mother,
Mrs. W. S. Yowell of Kansas City,
and his widow.
Funeral services will be held from
the Young Co's chapel tomorrow after
noon at 3 o'clock. Interment will be
made in Evergreen cemetery.
PROMINENT SEATTLE
LAWYER AND POLITICIAN
IS JUNEA UVISITOR
Edgar C. Snyder, a prominent Seat
tle lawyer and chairman of the Pro
gressive Central committee that con
ducted the successful campaign for
Col. Roosevelt in that State In 1912,
Is a Juneau visitar who is at the New
Cain hotel. Mr. Snyder is making a
tour of Alaska, and is accompanied
by his son.
Mr. Snyder has been one of the
principal factors in Seattle politics
for several years. He managed the
campaign which resulted in the recall
of Mayor Hirman C. Gill and the elec
I tion of George W. Dilling as his suc
cessor a few years ago, and in the
j spring of 1912 he was manager of the
George F. Cotterill campaign when
the latter was chosen Mayor over Hi
ram C. Gill.
KETCHIKAN TUG SOLD.
SEATTLE. Aug. 17.?The Ketchi
kan Power Company's tug Vigilant
has been sold to the Tacoma & Oak
Bay Tugboat Co.
FORME-R ALAKAN'S
FATHER IS DEAD
SEATTLE. Aug. 17.?William H.
Collier, a Confederate veteran, of Oz
ark. Mo., died he re today. He is the
father of William L. Collier, a govern
ment constructor, who in 1912 built
the executive mansion at Junean, Al
aska.
CAVLLRY
AGAIN IS
ATTACKED
BROWNSVILLE, Aug. 17.?A hun
dred Mexicans, mounted and well
armed, forded the Rio Grande river
near Mercedes early last evening,
partly surrounded a detachment of 21
United States cavalrymen and during
the exchange of shots one American
trooper was killed and one was
wounded.
Today the border situation along
the Rio Grande had assumed a threat
ening aspect.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17.?General
Funston, In comamnd of United States
troops on the border, has been ad
vlserd to "take whatever stops neces
sary in the situation."
REVOLT REPUBLIC
IS STORM SWEPT
PORT AU PRINCE, Aug. 17.?A cy
clone has laid waste a wide section
in the southern half of the Haytlen
Republic and over a hundred deaths
are reported from various coast
I. W. W.'S CHARGED.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17.?Reports
from Vera Cruz Indicate that Indus
trial Workers of the World were-re
sponsible for the recent anti-American
demonstration there.
FOREIGNERS BEAR
COST OF DECLINE
OF EXCHANGE
NEW YORK. Aug. 17.?It developed
today that Amorican manufacturers
and bankers will not lose a cent on
account of the sudden fall th the price
of English" pounds sterling. Every
contract for war supplies by the na
tions of Europe and by regular im
porters from all Europ-an countries
have stipulated that the American
seller is to receive payment in Amer
ican dollars and not in English
pounds sterling, heretofore the stand
ard of values in the financial world.
This stipulation will cause the for
eign buyer to stand the loss on ac
count of the decline In the valuo of
foreign exchange in New Lork.
The only possible effect on Ameri
can markets of the reduced value of
European exchango will be the natur
al curtailment of buying, unless ex
change values can be restored to more
nearly a normal basis. It is admit
ted that this can be done only by at
least a substantial reduction of the
balances that American banks are
now carrying in Europe. The banks
are clamoring for gold and a reduction
of the credits they have in London,
and are loth to take more European
exchango until their demands have
been met.
The British government is exert
ing its Influence with the British
holders of American securities to sell
them and take government bonds or
i credits for them so that they might
be re-sold in the United States and
thus obviate the necessity of shipping
gold to the United States.
PACIFIC COAST SHIPS
SUPPLIES TO RUSSIA
WASHINGTON. Aug. 17.?Over $17.
000,000 of supplies have been shipped
from Pacific ports during last four
months to allies, mainly. Russia.
ALLIES MAY MAKE
COTTON CONTRABAND
WASHINGTON. Aug. 17.? Official
announcement that the allies have
put cotton on the contraband list is
expected at any time.
BULLOCK-HOUSTON
PARDON REFUSED
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17.?Attorney
General Thomas W. Gregory has sent
back to Assistant Attorney General
Warren for further study the appli
cations for pardon of C. E. Houston
and John H. Bullock of Seattle sen
tenced to a year each for conspiracy
to defraud the government in the sale
of coal at Nome, Alaska.
Originally tho pardon attorney rec
ommended a pardon for Bullock and
Intimated that a pardon for Hous
ton would do substantial justice. Re
cently, after tho papers had traveled
through the department, he changed
his recommendations and now says
that tho evidence presented does not
indicate the innocence of either of tho
two men.
The men are serving their sen
tences in tho King County jail at Se
attle.
STOCK QUOTATIONS.
NEW YORK, Aug. 17.?Alaska Gold
closed today at 33%, Chino at 45%,
Ray 22%, Copper 67 1-5, Butte and
Superor 64%.
Copper metal is quoted at 17%.
GERMANY
ASKED EOR
SHOWDOWN
WASHINGTON, Aug. 17. ? In iti
last note to Germany on the sinkini
of tho 3Choonor William Frye, th<
United States government flatly ask
ed Germany If that nation intended t<
conduct future naval operations In ac
cordance with her interpretation o
tho Prussian-American treaty, oi
whether the operations at sea wouh
bo In accordance with the Unlter
States' Interpretation of tho treaty.
This was learned today when thi
note was published. The Unlter
States Indicates Its readiness to ac
cept Germany's proposal that the In
domnlflcutlon of the Frye's ownerr
bo fixed by a commission, but askec
that tho disputed treaty provisions b<
submitted to The Hague, for arbitra
tion.
MASSACHUSETTS HOUSE TO
EMPLOY 1,000 NEW MEN
BOSTON, Aug. 17.?One thousand
employees will be hired when Newtor
Manufacturing Co. begins Oct. 1 li
plant formerly occupied by Athertor
Co. In Lcwell, Mass. The company wll
manufacture fusos and covering foi
shrapnel.
UNEARTH PLOT TO
BURN FRENCH JEWEL
PALACE AT 'FRISCC
PARIS, Aug. 17.?A plot to burn the
French pavilion at the San FranciBC<
exposition, in order to rifle show case;
containing a $2,500,000 exhibit ol
pearls and other Jewels owned bj
Leonard Rosenthal, the "pearl king,'
has been discovered, it was reportcc
here today.
NON-SUIT. ASKED
IN LAND ACTION
Judge Jennings this afternoon an
nounccd that ho would take under ad
vlsemcnt for two days the motion to
non-suit put by J. H. Cobb as coun
sel for defense in the case of th<
United States against Roborts, I-ay
ton. Rice, ct al. This motion wai
based upon tbe claim that the water
Concerned are not navigable waters
and taht the buildings located on thi
tldeflats so covered at high tide an
not, therefore, obstructions to naviga
tion.
The charge was brought by th<
United States at the time when Jobi
Rustgard was district attorney, an<
for various reasons has hung fire unti
the present time. J
Upon a requestor the defense b;
Shackleford & Bayless, tho case, i
the non-suit Is denied, will not be con
tlnucd until after the return of Cap
tain Thornton, of the steamer Geor
gla, which is now at Sitka. Cap
tain Thornton will return Saturday
and it is prob&ble that if the non?sui
is not granted the matter will go ove:
until nest week.
wi?k ?iva nttnrnevR nrraved agalns
United States Attorneys Smiscr ane
Reagan, the much discussed tide-land:
case wan opened In the district cour
this morning at ten o'clock. The dc
fondants are O. Frank Roberts, Wil
liam Lajton, George L. Rice, Wllliaii
Germain Vera Clark, Evelyn Thomp
son and Gretchen Treesbury, who ar<
represented by J. H. Cobb, Shackle
ford & Itiiyless, S. H. Millwee and H
L. Faulkner.
Charging that the defendant liav<
erected buildings which are obstruc
tlona to navigation and that the erec
tlons wore made without authorizs
tion from the Secretary of War, thi
United States will urge the dispoe
session of the present tenants of thj
property, which is located just belo\
the city dock on the tide flats.
The buildings In question wer
erectod at the time of the Dawso:
rush, according to the statement c
the defense, prior to the year 1891
in which the law prohibiting sue
occupation was passed.
I O ALAMEDA ARRIVES.
The Alaska Steamship Company'
"Alameda," Capt. Fred Warner, read
ed port from Seattle early this mon
Jng with a heavy mail, twenty-elgh
passengers for Juneau, and a heav
cargo of general freight for the Alask
Gastineou Mining Company.
The Alameda's passengers to Ji
neau included Waldemar Engberg, .
C. Smith, Miss W. Evans, T. J. Mo
toll, C. C. York. Harry Delin, P. Ro
selle. F. Colebrook, Mrs. George Yov
ell. F. B. Benson, Mrs. James Fre
burn, C. S. Bristol, Mr. and Mrs. I
Currin, C. E. Matthew, A. Slaton, 1
W. Ramm, J. Kecne, Mrs. G. Koklc
Goldie Kokich, Michael Kokich, Mr
J. H. Martin, Hugo Hcidorn, R. Gror
ann and F. Schmitz.
The Alameda proceeded to Kn
Anchorage, via Skagway, late this ;
ternoon, from Thane.
1,000 BRITISH SOLDIERS
DROWNED AS TRANSPORT
I IS SUNK BY SUBMARINE
j t + + ++ t + + + + ++ *4,*4
S * ?
, * DISMISSES ROAD SUIT. *
* ' ? ? ??? - *
j + Washington, Aug. 17.? The +
. + suit brought by Thomas Shodd, *
f on behalf of the bondholders of *
r + the Alaska-Northern railroad, +
1 + to restrain the Canadian stock- *
1 * holders from selling the road, *
+ today was dismissed by agree- +
3 + ment of both sides. It is un- *
I + derstood the Canadian ven- +
. 4- dors reached a settlement with +
. -I- the contesting bondholders. 4>
, + It is expected that the first +
I + payment of $600,000 for the +
3 -I- road, will be made about Sep- *
. 4* tember 1st. + 1
* * 1
4> 4* 4* 4? 4* 4?? + + + <? + +??>?
I TOWNS ARE SHELLED. *
i London, Aug. 17.?A German 1
1 submarine yesterday bombard- <
[ ed Harirngton and Whitehaven, l
i on the Irish sea. The damage <
was confined to fires which broke
out. No one was- filled.
800,000 OVERCOATS
FOR ITALIAN ARMY
NEW YORK, Aug. 17.?Moro than
5 two million yards of material will be
} required for the manufacture of 800,
} 000 army overcoats, orders for which 1
f were yesterday placed here by the 1
Italian government.
1 BOSTON SHIPPING LIVE
STOCK FOR FIR8T TIME (
BOSTON, Aug. 17.?For the first '
time in two years Boston Is shipping 1
I beef stock to Europe. The shipments
are mostly of Eastern rearing.
junTaT
; furnishes
i official
SEATTLE, Aug. 17.? The Seattle !
Times, in an editorial last night, said 1
| that Alaska "is now furnishing the
, State of Washington with a commis- |
, sioner to the San Francisco World's
i Fair in the person of Mrs. William A.
Holzhelmer. The editorial follows:
"No doubt the wide acquaintance of (
William A. Hoizheimcr, lawyer, poll- .
tician and fraternal man, will rcaa '
with interest the announcement in tho (
Alaska Daily Empire that this former t
' resident of Seattle has located in Ju- |
neau. He therefore becomes a citizen (
of Alaska. Such being the fact, what (
about the status of Mrs. Commission- (
j er William A. Hoizhciraer, now on du
ty as one of the hostesses of tho State
'' of Washington at the Panama-Pacific
exposition f There was a time prior
to the adoption of universal suffrage
when law books declared that tho
status of a wife followed that of her
husband. As far as the general pub
lic is informed this prlciple still ob- <
tains. In this case the family domi- '
' cile has been shifted from Seattle to 1
Juneau, and by that act the citizen
ship of the legally recognized head of
f" the household is no longer in the state
of Washington, butin Alaska| Intent
1 governs tho question of citizenship.
' and to all intents and purposes Mr.
^ Holzhelmer has lost his citizenship
and right to vote here, and presently
ho will qualify for that right In the
Territory where he now resides. Mrs.
* Commissioner Holzhelmer presumpt
ively has lost her citizenship and her
) right to vote in this State. We, there
' fore, have an honorable Fair Commis
sioner-hostess who no longer is a clti
zeness of tho State.
"Many good things have come to Se
attle from Alaska, but a lady fair com
missioner and hostess answerable to
s Alaska for citizenship instead of to
i- Washington is rather unexpected."
l
it Mrs. W. A. Holzhelmer, whose hus
y .band was the Democratic nominee for
a Attorney-General of the State of Wash
ington a few years ago and who had
J- been -one of the most prominent par
J. ty leaders In Seattle for ten years,
r- wnr. appointed one of the five corn
s' missioners of the Washington exhib
it it at the San Francisco fair. The oth
e- er commissioners forthwith requested
I. her to become one of the hostesses
P. at San Francisco. Later, about a
h, month ago, Mr. Holzhelmer moved to
s. Juneau, and opened law offices in this
n- city, taking rooms in the Goldstein
building. Mr. Holzhelmer is now a
tk member of the Juneau bar and a resi
if- dent of Alaska. Hence the comment
of the Seattle Times. ?
LONDON, Aug. 17.?A thou
sand British soldiers were
drowned when the Engb'sh
troop-transport Royal Edward
was torpedoed and sunk by a
German submarine in the Aegi
in Sea Saturday, the Admiralty
announced today. About six
hundred were saved. It was the
"rst troop transport to become
a victim of Germany's submar
ine warfare.
The Admiralty bulletins said
that there were-1602 soldiers
t)ound for Gallipoli peninsula to
issist in the land campaign
against the Turks, aboard the
transport. In addition to the
loss of the troops, the sinking of
the vessel destroyed a great car
;o of foodstuffs and ammuni
tion, with which she was loaded.
Most of the drowned were
British colonial troops.
4500 RUSSIAN
PRISONERS TAKEN
BERLIN, Aug. 17.? It was
jfficiallv announced today by the
war office that 4500 Russian
prisoners were taken yesterday
when the Germans captured one
Df the outlying forts of Kovno,
a stronghold on the Nieman riv
er, not far from the eastern
boundary of the province of Su
walki.
REPORT FINLAND
NEXT OBJECTIVE
LONDON, Aug. 17?The Ger
mans are preparing to land
troops, in Finland, according to
a dispatch from Stockholm to
lay. London militarists believe
the Kaiser expects to make an
attack on Petrograd, from the
north.
FIFTY FRENCH OFFICERS
ARE BUYING SUPPLIES HERE
NE WYORK, Aug. 17.?No less than
[lfty officers of the French army are
in the United States purchasing army
supplies. These are aided by a horde
jf experts, both French and American,
and they are purchasing all war am
munition that they can arrange to so
:ure. In addition, they are buying
Nothing, foodstuff, horses, males and
fodder. They have arranged for the
purchase of thousands of automobiles
and auto-trucks.
MAINE COMPANY TO
MAKE 1,000,000 RIFLES
BOSTON, Aug. 17.?A Portland. Me.,
lispntch says several manufacturers
In that city, including E. T. Burrowcs
Co., havo reecived proposals for man
ufacture of 1,000,000 rifles. Concerns
approached declined order, on account
of lack of equipment.
AMERICANS MAY IMPORT
BEET SEED FROM GERMANY
WASHINGTON. Aug. 17. ? Condi
tional assurances are received from
Great Britain that Importation of Ger
man sugar beet seed, to plant next
year's American crop, will be permit
ted, as a result of informal negotia
tions by State Department.
FRENCH USE SUPERIOR
QUALITY OF AEROPLANE
PARIS, Aug. 17.?Ne French aero
planes have been placed In service
armed with gun firing 1%-Inch shell
and are thought to surpass in fighting
ability all other heavier than air
craft.
ENGLISHMEN URGED
TO GIVE UP GOLD
LONDON, Aug. 17.?London Statist
estimates that there is $300,000,000 in
gold in circulation In Great Britain
besides a Iarge amount in bank vaults,
and hays that If a large part of the
country's gold was sent to the Bank
of England the amount In that insti
tution would be increased to nearly
$760,000,000 "a sum which would en
able the country to meet any drain on
her resources for a long timn to
come."
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