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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
__ .I,, .1 .... i ? M .... ?' " " ; 'i i VOL. VI., XO. 648. ^ JtJKEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, AUG. 20,1915. ; " TEN CENTS. MISSING DOUGLAS GASBOAT IS WRECKED GASBOAT WRECKED; ALL SAFE CORDOVA. Aug. 20.?Half famish ed and exhausted from a three weeks battle with the sea, the crew of thi gas boat Favorite of Douglas wa? brought to Cordova last night Th< boat is a wreck. The boat left Douglas on July 28tt for Warm Springs Bay but ran intc a storm and was blown out of hei course, being carried out through Icj Straits. She was lost for nine dayi and was finally beached near Polni Steele, on Hinchinbrook Island. Dor ing the last week the men were with out fresh water and the food was very short After beaching the boat the crew rowed to Whiteshed Wireless Station in an old canoe and were brought here on the wireless station launch. All the men are well considering their experience. Those landed hert are Bing Halieck. owner, Karl Lawr ence, D. E. Fuller. Fred Hastings ant' Chris Teperlch. all of Douglas. % The first news of the Favorite sine* she was lost was today received ir the following telegram from Deputy Kennedy of Cordova, at \the local customs office: "Gas Favorite of Cordova wreckec at Point Steele. Two seamen her* want passage to Juneau. Light house tender is leaving here today to pick up remaining three. Wire im mediately as boat leaves for south li two hours." . ? ? Transportation was wired to th* crew by the customs office. The Favorite left Douglas thre< weeks ago for Warm Springs Bay anc was broken down for a week neai Eagle river but was repaired and sent on her way. Since that time nothing has been beard of the party and t number of searchtng parties hav< been sent out for them. One party sent out by Gov. J. F. A. Strong ot the Pacific. Is still ouL Point Steele, where the Favorite li beached, is the eastern end of Hinch brook Island and is about 25 milei southwest of Cordova. NORTHERN PACIFIC HAD A GOOD YEAF NEW YORK. Aug. 20.? Althougl the Northern Pacific accounting to June for business year ended Jun< 30 is not yet quite complete, the pro cess has gone far enough to shov that the company's income for thi year after deducting operating expens es. taxes, interest and rentals equall ed something more than 7% pel cent, on its outstanding stock. U. S. TO GET GOODS ORDERED FROM BELGIUN ? NEW YORK. Aug. 20.? Arrange ments will probably soon be made to: the release of the Belgian merchan dise contracted for by American im porters under the last British propos al that the payments for same be madi through London financial agents ii order to prevent any possible benefl to German Interests. HARVARD AYHLETES HUNT ALASKA GAME SKAGWAY, Aug. 20.?Thomas Jefl erson Coolidge III, son of the lat< president of the Shawmut Natlona bank of Boston, and S. W. Skinner o Cincinnati, both of whom were mem bers of the 1914 Harvard class, at rived here yesterday, and will go in to the White River country on a twc months hunting trip. They expec to spend two weeks in Juneau, oi their return fro mthe interior. Coolidge and Skinner were proml ncnt in athletics at school. STEEL MILLS CANNOT FILL RUSH ORDER! NEW YORK. Aug. 20.? The PittJ burgh special to the New York Time says the steel mills and blast furna< cs in that district and in the East gen erally are refusing to accept order for delivery during, the remainder o this year. There remain fully 500, 000 of unfilled tonnage of steel bar for war munitions which will be dii flcult to place for any delivery thi year. Domestic demand is growinj gradually. Large steel producers an attempting to stop speculative buy ing. a great deal of which is <n pi] iron. ? ? + + + + + + + + * + ?> + ? * 4 + WEATHER TODAY 4 * Maximum?73. 4 + Minimum?32. 4 ? CLEAR ! 4 STAR ASKS SCALP OP : CHIEF LANG SEATTLE, Aug. 20.?In a front page ? [ article today The Seattle Star de 3 I mands the resignation of Chief of Po i lice Lang. The newspaper charges 3 that on a certain night during Shrine week Lang opened wine in a cafe for i the women entertainers, one of whom, > The Star further alleged, accompanied r Lang to her apartment in a First Ave ? nue hotel. i t SEATTLE. Aug. 20.?"New York's ? underworld at the time of the Rosen ? thai murder contained no more des i perate and powerful gamblers than exist today in the underworld of Se ' attle." | Prosecuting Attorney Alfred Lund t in made this statement today, in com menting on the situation here follow : Ing the publication of a statement > signed by Chief of Police Lang, in ?'Which that official said that "tho city I was never more free from the gam bling evil than now." Prosecutor Lundln added that inas i much as the Washington laws do not i empower the prosecuting attorney to r raid with his own men he was unable . to cope with the problem as Governor Charles S. Whitman did when he was ' prosecutor in New York. : - - - LINCOLN'S OLD GUARD TO HEAD | LAST REUNION WASHINGTON, Aug. 10.?A reunion , | of the Union Light Guard, which was I j the bodyguard of President Lincoln -]for two years during the Civil War, .; is planned in Washington during the , encampment of the Grand Army of I the Republic, September 27-October , 2. It will probably be its last one. While conversing with Secretary of , War Stanton in 1863 the Governor of Ohio offered to obtain a bodyguard j for (. President Lincoln. Secretary . Stanton accepted the offer. The Gov } ernor therefore asked for a picked man from each county in Ohio, but did not say what the service was to be. t Each man thought he was going to the front, or to lead a "forlorn hope," ^ and he gave his life when he enllst r ed, and it was accepted as a sacrifice , to his country. When the soldiers ar I rived in Washington they were in formed they were to be the bodyguard j of the President, and they served as such until after the war closed. They were quartered upon the el* . lipse south of the Treasury, and some of them were on guard every hour, two hours being the limit for each day and night, winter and, summer. There were 108 men in the company, and nearly every county was repre sented; a few being slow in respond ing, the deficiency was made up from r other counties. They were Clustered in at Columbus, Ohio, Deci aber- 17, 1S63, and their enlistment was for 3 years of the war. The mustering onicer was uapt. bi 1 mer Otis, 4th United States Cavaliry. 1 They left for Washington, December 22, 1863, and reported to the Secre tary of War, learning for the first . time their mission. ? 1 The soldiers were not all kept about the White House, but were at times in Virginia, below Alexandria, s and along the river to a point oppo site Georgetown, scattered about * Washington and the forts surrounding the city, but always a goodly number was kept on duty about the White House. ^ After being mustered out of service the members scattered, and it has 1 been difficult to trace them, but at the oncampmeni of the G. A. R. in Toledo in 1908 nine gathered and effected an organization with Lieut. George C. Ashmun as president and Robert W. McBride as secretary. It was decided that a more thorough search should bo made to locate the '* missing members, so that they might 8 have the privilege of "touching el " bows" again in a peaceful organiza '* tion. Last year there was a meeting s of the survivors in Detroit, Mich., and f another meeting will be called in Sep ?' teraber during the G. A. R. encamp * ment here. S RAILROAD EMPOYEES AFTER HIGHER WAGES 5 NEW YORK, Aug. 20.?Labor lead ers in New York declare that four - big railroad unions of the country, in ? eluding engineers, conductors, train r men and firemen, are contemplating * amalgamation for the purpose of v obtaining increased wages and an 8 :? hour day. Membership of f^ur unions > will total 500.000. BULGARIA PROMISED MUCH LAND ROME, Aug. 20.?Bulgaria will be In the war on the side of the quadruple entente within a week, it seems cer tain. According to a positive statement of the Sofia correspondent of the G' Iornale D'ltalla, the Allies have of fered Bulgaria that part of Macedom la given to her by the Serb-Bulgarian treaty of 1912, with the right of im mediate occupation. Proportionate compensation is offered Serbia, in cluding the city of Kavalia, with the districts of Kavalia and Seres, and al so with the right of immediate occu pation. Bulgaria on her side must re nounce forever her pretenses to the occupation of Salonlkl, Vodina and Us kub, and, It is declared, Bulgaria has promised to immediately declare war on Turkey. Should Turkey and the Teutonic allies be beaten, Bulgaria would receive further territorial con cessions In Turkey. "WAR NOT IMPOSSIBLE" ?BULGARIAN EMBASSY WASHINGTON, Aug. 20.-The time when Bulgaria and other Balkan Btates will join the Allies in the European war is believed to be very near. The Bulgarian legation does not discredit the report that Bulgaria will soon enter the side of England, France and Russia. "It is not Impossible," said First Secretary PlliefT, today. A newspaper dispatch from Berne, Switzerland, says that semi-ofllclal in formation is that Serbia has accepted the terms of the Allies and will con sent to the occupation of Macedonia by Allied troops, In exchange for a section of the Dalmatian coast and adjoining island, provided of course that the Allies win. Serbia also asks the partition of Albania, dividing the territory with Greece, with the ex ception of Avlona, which will remain Italian. When this is accomplished, the Allies will transfer Macedonia to Bulgaria. The information says the latter plan only awaits the adhesion of Italy. NEW ENGLAND GETS WAR ORDERS FOR $500,000,000 BOSTON. Aug. 20.?It is estimated that New England has booked $500, 000,000 of war orders, or one-third of the total sent to the United States by the Allies. Bridgeport has orders said to total $200,000,000, and tho Remington Arms Company has con tracts for clase to $100,000,000. Theso orders call for 3,000,000 rifles, and the cartridge concern which the Reming ton Company controls Is understood to be working on contracts for about $40,000,000 worth of ammunition. The total war business In the State of Connecticut hua been placed at $306, 000,000. At Hartford, tho Colt's Re peating Arms Company is working on $10,000,000 worth of machine guns. At New Haven the Winchester Arms Company is credited with orders for $50,000,000 worth of rifles as well as shrapnel and machine guns. The Hopkins & Allen company at Nor wich has contracts for 400,000 rifles calling for $10,800,000. Russia Lets a Big Order CLEVELAND. O., Aug. 20.? The Cleveland Leader quotes President Osborne, of the American Multlgraph Company, to the effect that Russia has let contracts for 13,000,000 shells at $18 per shell, or a total of $234, 000,000. J. P. Morgan & Company are acting as the financial agents. The contract has been divided betwcon the General Electric, Baldwin Loco motive, American Can and Canadian Car & Foundry companies. The mini mum output is to be 10,000,000 shells with an option to increase 30 per cent General Electric company's portion of the contract calls for 750,000 shells which' can be increased to 1,000,000. ENGLISH CENSORS OPEN MAIL ADDRESSED TO JAFET LINDEBERG SEATTLE, Aug. 20.?Three letters came yesterday from Norway, address ed to Jafot Llndeberg. a Nome-San Francisco millionaire, which showed signs of having been tampered with by. the British censors. The letters bore no outward evi dence of having been censored by the English authorities. One was stamp ed to show that it had been opened and read by the censor and was pass ed. Another letter opened was ono which contained a postcript in Ger man. WILSON ASKS INVESTIGATION Of SPYRUMORS WASHINGTON. Aug. 20.?A swoop ing investigation of reports that Ger man agents and spies are fomenting trouble in tho United States, especial ly in tho strikes of big manufacturing concerns, is now under way. It was admitted today that Presi dent Wilson last night, after a con ference with uiembors of his Cabi net, had directed the investigation. There have boon frequent reports that the activity of German spies in this country is increasing. CITY STUDENTS MORE HEALTHFUL THAN THE RURAL OAKLAND, Aug. 20.?David B. Johnson, president of Winthrop Normal College of Kockhill, So. Carolina, today was elected pres ident of the National Educational Association, which has divided its sessions this week between San Francisco and Oakland. SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 20. ? Dr. Thomas D. Wood, of Columbia Uni versity. discussing the rural schools and the necessary preparation of teachers for the work, at the meeting of the National education Society, this morning said: "About half of the 20,000,000 school children In the United States are at tending the rural schools. "Country children attending the ru ral schools are Icsr healthy and aro handicapped by more physical de fects than the children of the cities (Including all the children of the slums.) "The rural school, from the stand point of health nnd general fltnoss for its important use Is the worst type of building In the whole coun try, including not only all types of buildings used for human beings, but also, those used for livestock and all domestic animals. Rural schools are on the average less adequate for their use than prisons, asylums, alms houses, stables, dairy-barns, pigpens, chicken houses, dog houses and oth er animal places." Other speakers on the subject in cluded W. H. Foght, specialist In rural school practice. Federal bureau of Education, and others. Opposes Military Training Speaking on the topic: "Should There Be Military Training in Our Public Schools?" Louis P. Lochner, Secretary of the Chicago Peace So ciety, opposed such training as fun damentally opposed to the Ideals of democracy, which it is the duty of the public schools to foster, and as par ticularly inadvisable at a time when the old world is looking to tho now for a new basis of international rela tions. Favors Music in Public Schools Tho subject yesterday was music in the public schools and colleges, and nearly all of the speakers favor ed It. SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 20.?That the science of preserving the public health should be taught in the public schools was asserted by Elizabeth Wilson Allison, speaking before the National Educational Association In I session here today. She said: "Many of the accomplishments in sanitation and public health are the result of education. In this tremen dous, but not superhuman task of teaching health there seems to me, to be no more effective way than to commit it to the ones who are, and are to be, teachers." William E. Chancellor, professor of political economy at Wooster College. Wooster, O., urged the election of school boards for long terms. Prof. Chancellor is a former City Superin tendent of Schools at Washington. D. C. The teaching of agricultural chcm istry in the public schools was urged by Dean S. Wooster, of the rural de partment of the Nebraska State Nor mal school and others. + + + FOREST RESERVE FUND * * PAYS FIRST WARRANT <? ? ? <? This morning the first war- '<? * rant was drawn on the Forest <? + Reservation fund and made in <? + favor of W. F. Stivcn, a survey- * * or, for the amount of ?40. Dis* * ? bursements from this fund <? ? have been held up on account <? 4* of the suit which was recently + discharged, and in regard to + ? which an appeal is now pend- f * ing. v LAST TORT IN POLAND [ CONQUERED LONDON, Aug. 20.?Novo Georgl evsk, the last Russian stronghold in Poland, is In the hands of the Ger? man invaders and today, as, the Aus trian and German allies press on to the last outlying fortresses standing between the Russian capital and the invaders, Petrograd is discussing the advisability of removing the govern ment to its ancient capital, Moscow. The latter city has always been con sidered the heart of the Russian na tion. News that.. Novo Georglesk had fallen was received here today both from Petrograd and Berlin. The Ber lin report said that 20,000 Russian prisoners, comprising tho garrison, and a vast amount of war material were taken and the booty has been sent to Berlin for storage. Emperor William left Berlin this morning for Novo Georglevsk, to ex tend tho thanks of himself and the Fatherland to General von Besseler, Tor his great achievement, a late dis patch from Berlin said. CHANCELLOR SEES GRAY'S WORDS AS FEAR OF RUSSIA BERLIN, Aug. 20.?Chancellor Beth mann-Hollweg, at the opening today of the ReichBtog, In a sensational speech, commenting upon remarks of |Sir Edward Grey said: "Sir Edward Grey said, emphasizing his words, that war between the two countries would make it possible that at the conclusion of peaco he could render the German States more valu able assistance tbnn he could hnd Eng land remained neutral. I interpreted these words to mean that England de sired tho friendship of beaten and weakened Germany as a counter in fluence against powerful Russia." KING OF POLAND YET TO BE CHOSEN + LONDON, Aug. 20.? The occupa tion of Warsaw is still centering at tention on a series of important events that are being arranged. First will bo the selection of a Gor man governor, possibly a son of tho German emperor or an Austrian arch duke. who will bo vested with author ity ukin to that which Napoleon gave his brother over conquered lands. BRITISH BOATS FAST AGROUND NEAR GALVESTON GALVESTON, Aug. 20.?Two Brit ish steamships, the Harlcsdon and tho Eaton Hall are aground at Swan Lake, on tho mainland, southwest of Texas City. Tho Eaton Hall Is said to be in a serlomt^condition but the Harlesdon will be salvaged without dlfllculty, it is reported. Galveston is fast returning to a normal condition. With supplies pouring in from outside cities alt day yesterday tho situation today is vast ly improved nnd little, if any more outsido assistance, will be necessa ry. The government rushed tents and bedding here from Forts Sill and Leavenworth, and the refugees are being made comfortable. HODGE FOR GOVERNOR ?*#*? SEATTLE, Aug. 20.?It Is declared that if his friends insist, Sheriff Rob ert T. Hodge will again be a candidate for Governor, on a Progressive ticket. It is said Hodge will be asked to run if for no other reason than to down the Republican candidate. TEN MILLION IS ASKED OF DIRECTORS NEW YORK, Aug. 20.?Counsel for some of the stockholders of the In 't or national Mercantile Marine com pany said today that they had made demand upon P. A. S. Franklin, as receiver of that company, to bring suit against fourteen of its directors ifor ton million dollars. / This amount is alleged by Loucks and Alexander, attorneys for the stock holders, to have been lost by shat tering the company's credit.' CLERKS TO BE BIVEN TIME IN MUNITION SHOPS LONDON, Aug. 20.?The Governors of the London Stock Exchange have been petitioned several times to close the exchange dally at 2 p. m., or even earlier,.a reason given being that the members and clerks could then spend a part of every afternoon in the mu nition factories. ANOTHER WHITE STAR LINER IS VICTIM OE "SUB" LONDON, Aug. 20.?Including the White Star liners Arabic and Bovlc, two British warships, (a cruiser and a destroyer) and sixteen first-class merchant ships have been sunk by German submarines in the past 43 hours, the Admiralty bulletined today. London, Aug. 20.?Another White Star liner has been sent to the bot tom of the sea by a German submar ine. Following reports issued early today that the "Bovlc" had been sunk, the Admiralty at noon admitted that the White Star liner had been lost, but details were not published. The Bovic was a vessel of 6,500 tons. She was used in the Austriallan ser vice. The Spanish steamship Perla of Castillo, and the Norwegian steam ship Svervesborg were sunk today by German submarines. Three of the Peria's crew are reported saved. The fate of the other seaman on the Per la and the crews of the Bovic and Svesvesborg, was not known at 2 o' clock this afternoon. FRENCH MAY BE RETIRED ? LONDON, Auk. 20.?It is again re ported that within a very short time Field Marshal Sir John French win be relieved of his command in Fland ers and his place as commander-in chief will be given to the present chief of staff of the British army, General Sir Wflliam Robertson. Sir John French would have been reliev ed of his command sooner had not the storm, which broke over Kitchen er's head, forced the reorganization of the Cabinet. Sir John French had hoped to get Kitchener out of the way. Now that Kitchener has been vindicated by the public, It Is on the cards for Sir John French to be oust ed. Robertson began life as a foot man and enlisted as a private.. BRITAIN TO BUY MORE PATROL BOATS BOSTON, Aug. 20.?Great Britain ordered for her coast patrol 400 more boats of a type smaller than the 500 now being built by the Electric Boat Co., at Bayonne, N. J. The contract will be placed by J. P. Morgan & Co. j Boston naval architects are figuring , on it. , 1 MARYLAND GETS BIG ORDER FOR RAILS ? ROTTERDAM, Aug. 20.?The Rus sian government has placed an order with the Maryland Steel Company for 100,000 tons of steel rails. ITALIAN SHELLS DESTROY GORIZIA ROME, Aug. 20.?The Austrian city oi' Gorizia has been practically de stroyed by Italian shells. STOCK QUOTATIONS. + NEW YORK, Aug. 20.?Alaska Gold closed today at 33, Chino 44%, Utah Copper 66%, Butte and Superior 61%, Ray 22%. Copper metal is at 16%. MAYOR GILL, PIQUED AT LISTER'S CHARGE NOW "COMES BACK" SEATTLE, Aug. 20. ? When Gov. Ernest Lister, through his secretary, charged King County and city officials with official lnxness in the suppression of open gambling. Mayor H. C. Gill of Seattle retorted: "If the Governor will throw a stone out of the execu tive window at the state capitol he will hit a gambling house that runs the year round." ST. LOUIS SOAKED. ST. LOUIS, Aug. 20.?The south western portion of the city today is flooded, owing to an unprecedented fall of rain. ? ? ? j TOURIST LOSES LIFE. TACOMA, Aug. 20.?G. P. Ordway J of Boston, who had been touring the i West, fell to his death yesterday while ; climbing ML Rainier. Ordway fell down a canyon. i ARABIC NOT WARDED, AMERICAN SURVIVORS SAY; SITUATION ACUTE WASHINGTON, Aug. 20,?With lat sst advices from the American consul it Queenstown declaring that six Americans were lost when the liner Arabic was sunk by a German sub marine off Fastnet yesterday morning, :he situation this afternoon was con ;eded to be extremely serious. .There s every probability that President Wilson will recall Ambassador James W. Gerard from Berlin. The President slipped away from :he White House early today and itarted for Philadelphia by motor car, with two automobiles carrying secret tervice men. Secretary Tumulty said the President hajl gone to Phlladel )hla to visit his oculist. "TORPEDOED?NO WARNING" American survivors of the Arabic ire unanimous in declaring the liner was torpedoed by the German sub marine, without warning, and Ameri can Consul Frost filed such a report with the American Embassy In Lon don this afternoon, a dispatch from London stated. The American consul also cabled the government that it was his belief that six Americans had lost their lives. All but eight of the Arabic's lurvivors have landed at Queenstown. Four of them were Americans, but their names were not definitely ascer tained. SCORES LOST LIVES. The best Information now available indicated that over twenty passen ]ers lost their lives. Dr. Edmond F., Wood of Janesvllle, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Joseph S. Brufiere are among the Americans missing. Secretary of State Lansing and 'resident Wilson were In conference jp until a late hour last night, and it s believed the President has left his Irst Cabinet officer In full charge of :he developments, until his return to he White House. KEEPING "OPEN MIND." The administration is keeping an >pen mind with regard to the sinking >f the Arabic, It was said at the 8tate Department headquarters late today. Nothing will be said or done officlaly, jntlt all facts and the best possible nformation as to the circumstances lurrounding the sinking Is in the lands of the State Department. Ev erything possible is being done to tasten the receipt of detailed official ?eports from Ambassador Walter H. Page. OF 22 AMERICANS ABOARD, TWO MISSING WASHINGTON. Aug. 20.?The Ara )ic affair came a8 a distinct shock ;o administration officials late yester lay when it became known that there ffcro Americans aboard the torpedoed (Vhtte Star liner, and that no warning lad been given by the German sub narine that sunk her. Dispatches from Queenstown say hat of the 22 Americans aboard, only :wo are missing. Thirty-two persons ire believed to have been drowned. Including six passengers and 26 mem bers of the crew. Eearly reports said nearly all of the crew had lost their lives. When the Arabic left Liver pool for New York she had 181 pass engers and 242 members of her crew iboard. The -'essel was torpedoed at 9:15 yesterdaj morning, and sank In 11 minutes, two miles from where the Cunarder Lusitania went down after being struck by the two German tor pedoes, last May. Although they were advised that the torpedo was shot into the Arabic without warning, officials last night were waiting for more details before drawing conclusions. Interest center ed on whether President Wilson would consider the Arabic's submarining as "an unfriendly act," toward the Unit ed States. It is declared in some circles that i severance of the diplomatic rela tions of the United States and Ger many will be President Wilson's like ly move, if the report that the Arabic had no timo to save her American pas sengers is borne out by the official statement of the attack. ENGLIS ACTOR IS AGAIN A SURVIVER * WASHINGTON, Aug. 20.?Kenneth Douglas, a noted English actor, Is among the survivors of the Arabic. Douglas escaped the Lusitania tragedy by swimming to wreckage. He was aboard the liner Transylvania when an unsuccessful attempt was made by a German submarine to torpedo and sink that vessel.