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VOL. VI., NO. 651. : yPESDAY, AUG. 24,1915. PRICE TEN CENTS.
? ? ? ?.Hi' 1 1 ? ^ 1 ^ ? ?? ? - ?? ? ????? ' ? i ? ?? ? ? ?" ?? ' ?????*?? ?> ? ? ? i ? ? ? ? i ???? LOSS Of AMERICAN LIVES REGRETTED BY BERLIN GERMAN TRANSPORTS SUNK; FEARFUL LOSS GERMAN TRANSPORTS SUNK; THOUSANDS OF INFANTRYMEN DROWNED PETROGRAD, Aug. 24. ? Three * German transport* crowded with Teutonic Infantrymen, were sunk by Russian land batteries near Pernau, at the North end of the Gulf of Riga, according to a semi-official announce ment In Novo V re my a today. Several thousand German soldiers were drowned. The Germans attempted to land troops at Galnash, South of Pernau. The German ships were allowed to oome close to land before they were fired on. Then, the announcement states, a terrific artillery fire was opened by the Russians and In a duel 1 between the cruisers convoying the transports and 'the shore batteries, all of the transports were sunk. The fight lasted two hours before the last ' transport disappeared. REPORTS OF SUNDAY'S BATTLE MYSTIFYING LONDON. Aug. 24.?Latest details concerning the German naval defeat in the Golf of Riga have failed to clear up the situation. Petrograd ad vices make it appear certain that the Germans met with a severe reverse, although official reports remain silent as to the Russian claim that four cruisers, including the Moltke, and seven torpedo boats, were destroyed. The Russians now state that an ad ditional cruiser must be added to those already sunk or put out of ac tion. ?* GERMANY TO EXPRESS j *1 REGRET TO DENMARK | LONDON. Aug. 24.?Germany's re ply to Deumark's protest against the firing on the British submarine E-13 by a German torpedo boat, while the, E-*3 lay grounded on the Danish Is- j land Saltholm. will be an unreserved rc apology, according to information re celved from Copenhagen today. fr Fourteen British sailors were kill- ai ed in the attack. v + + ? h GERMANY HAS LOST 42 cl SUBMARINES TO DATE LONDON. Aug. 24.?While the gov- ^ ernment of Great Britain is not mak ing public the results of the contest against German submarines it has been learned upon good authority that 42 of the submarines have been cap- tl tured or destroyed since the war be- s, gan. The search for submarines has j been redoubled within the last week. sj and an even greater degree of sue- y cess is looked for in the future. a di GERMANY APOLOGISES FOR 3( SINKING NORWEGIAN SHIP e, ' ~J*~~ o: AMSTERDAM. Aug. 24.?Germany iD informed the government of Norway 0I that the sinking of the Norwegian steamer Minerva was due to clrcum- m stances which led the commander of the submarine to believe that the ves sel was British. Germany has ex- p, pressed her willingness to pay dam- a! ages. S S KITCHENER AGAIN URGES tl BRITAIN TO CONSCRIPT h U LONDON. Aug. 24?Lord Kitchen- tl er Is said to have made strong rep- n< resentations to Premier Asqulth In favor of conscription In order to in- ^ crease the British army. Lord Kitch ener said that Great Britain must increase her men under arms to 4, 000,000 if she hopes to win the war ^ against Germany within two years. It is said that Asquith has agreed to submit the question to parliament ^ when it convenes September 14. GENERAL CONDITIONS j * IN RUSSIA NOT CHANGED s n WASHINGTON. Aug. 24. ? Cable- ? grams from Petrograd say that the ^ conditions in Russia have not been ^ changed by the fall of Warsaw. t] The Russian government made full preparations for talcing care of the civilian population that began fleeing from the Polish capital weeks ago. While at many places the sudden de mands for aid caused temporary short ages in foodstuffs, general conditions R remain unusually good. The govern- " ment extended aid to refugees in trav- '' eling to interior points. Railway tick ets were furnished them, and in many ? cases their food was supplied with out cost by the military authorities. PANAMA MARU FLOATED. SEATTLE, Aug. 24.?The steamship a Panama Maru, which ran aground in c Paget Sound early yesterday, was a floated last night, and proceeded to Tacoma. undamaged. G ?. a <>t + + +4++ + ti> + C> + + + + o ? WEATHER TODAY +o * Maximum?74. * * si + Minimum?32. * n + CLEAR! * o ??*???*++**??????n ? U. S. WANTS TO MANAGE HAYTIEN INTERNAL AFFAIRS PORT AU PRINCE. Aug. 24. 24.?A plan to end the period of revolution In Hayti has been sent to the Haytlen govern ment by the United States. An answer to the communication not later than Wednesday noon, Is requested. In Its address, the American government expresses Its de sire that there be accepted without delay a draft of a con vention suggested to be held every ten years, under which there shall be established an ef fective control of Haytlen cus toms. as well as tho administra tion of the finances of the country under a receiver-gen eral and American employees. Under the terms of the con vention both municipal and rural politics are to be govern ed by natives of Hayti, under command, however, of Ameri can officers. The plan Includes provision for payment of Hay tlen debts to foreigners and an engagement to cede no Hay tlen territory to any foreign power except the United States. ? FRY TO MAKE EQUAL RATES SEATTLE, Ayg. 24.?An effort t o ?ach a basis for equalizing the trough water and rail rates to and om Alaska by way of Seattle, so j to meet the lower through rates ia Prince Rupert, B. C., will be made ere tomorrow, when the North Pa iflc Passenger association meets. 'ROHIBITION WAVE DUE TO AMERICAN SCHOOL EDUCATION SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 24.? That le prohibition wave that has been weeping over the United States is ue to the educational work in oppo lion to alcohol in the American pub c schools that began about 30 years go was a statement made in an ad ress to the National Education As xlation yesterday by A. E. Winship, litor of the Journal of Education, f Boston. The statement was made t the course of a speech delivered a the efficiency of American school joks, which the speaker said are asterpieces. Motion Pictures Endorsed The use of motion pictures in the ubllc schools was urged yesterday fternoon in an address by Grace C. trachan. District Superintendent of chools In New York City. She said lat in those of the 30 schools under er direction in which they have been >und particularly valuable, and that relr use will be extended during the ext year. IERMAN RIDOER SUES HEARST PUBLICATION NEW YORK. Aug. 24.?Herman Rid er, publisher of the Staats-Zeltung, led a suit against the New York .merican for $250,000 damages for 11 el based on a story in the American >f May 30. la$t, which said that hile Mr. Ridder has been opposing le shipment from this country of mu itions of war for the Allies the plant f the International Typesetting Co., ?hich Mr. Ridder controlled when it -ent into the hands of a receiver last lecember. was carrying out a con ract for aero parts for the British overnment. BIG REPORT RELEASED. CHICAGO. Aug. 24.?The Industrial elations commission has made pub c a 200.000-word report of conditions i the United States. IOCIALIST SAYS GERMANS LONG FOR PEACE RERUN. Aug. 24.?In the course of debate in the Relschtag Saturday it. Eduard David., Socialist leader, aid: "There lives in the "hearts of the erman people today as In those of II other peoples a longing for the day f the restoration of peace. The Eur pean peoples are bleeding from thou ands of wounds. Every day of war leans further frightful destrudtion f values. The lust for conquest must ot prolong this war unnecessarily." GRIZZLY ATTACKS MINERS SKAGWAY, Aug. 24.?Bert Brunei and Tom Webb, prospectors, are In a hospital at Atlin, B. C., suffering from severe wounds received when they were attacked by a huge grizzly boar Saturday. Webb and Bruner were working a claim about five miles from their camp at the North end of Atlin Lake. As they started back to their tent a female bear and her two cubs blocked their path. The bear made a lunge at thorn and a fight ensued. Neither of the men were armed. Fin ally th bar disappeared Into the woods, ioaving Bruner and Webb ly ing on the ground. John Bowdcn, an other miner, traveled 45 miles over a bad trail and reached Atlin after a 16-hour trip. A Canadian government launch went after the two injured men and took both to Atlin, where they were placed in a hospital. Webb was badly bitten in the chest, stom ach and hip, but was able to walk. ; Bruner is severely injured. Ho has deep cuts in his head and body, and I his legs were badly lacerated. Nelth jer of the men could tell how they managed to keep from being smother : i d in the animal's embrace. MISSOURI TOWN FLOODED; TWELVE PERSONS DROWNED LITTLE ROCK. Ark., Aug. 24.? When the White river overflowed Its banks last night five thousand pooplo of Newport were driven from their homes, twelve are known to be dead and a score of persons were reported missing. Early reports Bald that ten feet of water had raced through the streets i of Newport and the river was still ; rising. The section affected is known as Valley Park. About two thousand people suffered owing to the lack of drinking water. TIDELANDS CASE \ STILL HANGS FIRE ?+? After another day's argument of the tidelands case the matter is still not concluded. The only witnesses today were William Layton, who was on the stand until 3:13 this afternoon, and F. J. Wettrlck, who was called Immediately after that to testify as to the validity of plats of the prop erties which hod been introduced by the defense. Throughout the day the entire session has been given over to a minutely detailed direct and cross examination as to the length of Lay ton's tenure of the property, his title to it, and the uses_Jo which it has been put since it came into his pos session. ?? When the government rested its case in the Tidelands controversy at ten minutes to four yesterday a mo tion for nonsuit was immediately made by J. H. Cobb for the defense who charged that the District At torney had no authority to bring the suit. District Attorney smiser naa intro ' duced a letter which was cited as tho i authority to bring the suit and upon an inspection of this document after Mr. Cobb's motion was put Judge Jennings stated "I have no hesitancy at all in saying that this letter does not show authority for bringing this suit, but whether or not authority has got to be shown is a different matter. The letter shows no authority at all because tide lands and public lands are two different things and if that is all there is to the letter it does net show anything. But whether or not you have to show anything is a question in my mind." Mr. Smiser then moved that the matter be postponed until the Court had an opportunity to verify the gov ernment's allegation that authority has been given and the Court an nounced a recess until 7:30 last ev ening. After a full discussion of the mat ter at the night session Mr. Cobb's motion for non-suit was denied and the defense opened its case. At 11 o'clock the matter was continued un til ten o'clock this morning. No decision has as yet been render ed by the Court in regard to the ques tion of necessity for tho government's showing authority to bring the suit. COLONEL PERKINS IS BACK IN ARMY ??? WASHINGTON, Aug. 24.?Colonel P. M. Perkins today was ordered to take command of the marine barracks at the Puget Sound Navy'Yard, Brem erton, Wash. Col. Perkins on July 16 was rein stated in the navy, by a special act of congress. He had been out of ac tive service for ten years, owing, his friends claimed, to the efforts of a clique to oust him. LYNCHING i VIRTUALLY CONDONED MARIETTA, Ga., Aug. 24.?"Loo M. Frank came to his death by bang- ? ing at the bands of parties unknown t( to this Jury." This was the verdict reported to- u day by the coroner's Jury which was e empaneled to inquire into the lynch- g ing of Georgia's famous prisoner, p near Marietta a week ago, after Frank had been taken from the State Penitentiary at Milledgeville, by a n mob of twenty masked men. The coroner's Jury retired to con sider Its verdict without having heard f] any testimony concerning the iden- f( tity of any person connected with tho affair. Within three minutes after " the jurors retired, the verdict was ? handed in. Frank was buried last Friday In H Brooklyn, N. Y? where his parents re- ? side. J TEST ASKED OF I: LAW FORBIDDING t INDIANDRINKING\ Matt Carlson was this morning lc bound over by D. S. Commissioner J. B. Marshall to answer to the grand jury on the charge of selling liquor K to a native. Several days ago Carl- Cl son was taken into custody by Chief K of Police E. J. Sllter, who had seen him give liquor to a native named C Jake "Williams, he alleged. At the time of the arrest there was some doubt as to whether or not Carlson could be held on the charge becauso Williams claimed tq have "departed from the-customs-hod habits of his 0 native tribe .and -to have adopted the '' white man's mode of living." The evi- 8 dence on this point was not sufficient, fc and Carlson was caused to appear be- '' fore the commissioner. At the preliminary trial Carlson nl was represented by John G. Held, fil who has requested that Jake Williams cl be held to answer and has filed a c complaint against him under the re- n cehtly passed Territorial law which holds the native punishable for wrong- T fully soliciting intoxicating bever ages. Whether or not a warrant will be issued for the arrest of the native is a question still unsettled, since the 'c only point on which the native party 0 to such a transaction can be held to b answer hinges upon whether or not ho actually solicited the liquor. While Williams Is thought to have accepted E the liquor, not sufficient proof has so far been brought before the Commis sioner to establish the fact that he solicited it. The matter will probably be decided tomorrow. This case will be watched with con- d sidcrable interest as it is one of the ei first to come up under the new reg- y ulation, which has changed the crime ai from a felony to a misdemeanor and o: which, under certain circumstances, holds the Indian also answerable. E KRUPPS EMPLOY WOMEN GENEVA, Aug. 24.?To aid in man- 13 ufacturing munitions of war the t: Krupps aro now employing five thou- s' sand women at Essen. The gigantic k plant is running full blast and every o: hour of the twenty-four is being util ized. s s DEBS TO ESTABLISH A LABOR COLLEGE NEW YORK. Aug. 24.?Eugone V. a Debs, late Socialist Presidential can- 0 dldate, announces that he is about to start a national labor college at Fort 11 Scott. f t t ir CABINET MEMBERS TALK RUSSIAN AID PLAN WITH MIKADO d TOKIO, Aug. 24.?Premidr Okuma A and the Minister of War today paid the Emperor a visit at Nikko, to re port their plans for increasing the supply of war munitions in Japan. t) The newspapers today published g( news that Japan expects to send sev eral ships to Vladivostok, laden with war material which will bo used by a the Russian armies in the field. N SKAGWAY ENDORSES THE JUNEAU CARNIVAL The Juneau Mid-Summer Carnival, t| being promoted in this city by W. D. c Gross, was endorsed by thq Skagway Commercial Club Saturday night, ac- o cording to the Skagway Alaskan, ? which says: e "At the request of C. L. Brown, of Juneau, the club Instructed the sec retary to send a letter to the man agement expressing good will and a desire to see the Carnival and Mid- < summer fair that is now being ar- 4 ranged for in the capital city, made a a great success." GERMANY ASKS COOL JUDGMENT NEW YORK, Aug. 24.?Count Von ternstorlT, the German ambassador, slcgraphed the State Department to ay requesting that no action be tak n by the American government, re ardlng the sinking of the Arabic, ending receipt of the ofllcial report rom Berlin. The text of Von Bernstorff's com lunlcatlon, was as follows: "The German ambassador 'has re elvcd tho following instructions rom Berlin: 'So far no ofllcial in )rmatlon is available, concerning the Inking of the Arabic. Tho German ovcrnment trusts that the American ovcrnment will not take a definite tand at hearing only tho reports of ne side, which, in the opinion of the mperlal governmontf cannot cor aspond with the facts, but hopes that le chance will be given to Germany > be hoard equally. Although the nperial government does not doubt le good faith of tho witnesses whose tatemcnts are reported by newspa ers In Europe, it should be borne in ilnd that these statements are natur lly made under excitement which sually produces false impressions. ' Americans should actually have >st their lives this would be natural r contrary to our Intentions. The erman government would deeply re ret this, and begs to tender its sin Brest sympathies to the American overnment." I JOLLIER SATURN TO SAIL NORTH WITH PROVISIONS SEATTLE, Aug. 24.?With a cargo t winter groceries and supplies, for ncle Sam's IslandB in the Aleutian roup, the collier Saturn will sail >r Unalaska and the Priblloff Islands >nlght or tomorrow. The cargo consists of footatuffs, fieep, chickens, pigs and goats, and DO tons of coal. The cargo will be Istributed by the Bureau of Fish ries. "Captain I. B. Smith is in com tand of the Saturn. RAWLER TORPEDOED; THREE ARE DROWNED ? LONDON, Aug. 24.?The Hull traw sr "Commander Boyle" was torped ed and sunk today in the North sea y a German submarine. Threo of le crew were drowned. DISON PREDICTS SEVEN YEARS OF STEADY PROSPERITY WEST ORANGE, N. J.. Aug. 24.-^ Leaving out the question of war In UBtries. I am satisfied that the Unlt i States has embarked on a seven car cruise of prosperity," said Thorn s A. Edison, the inventor, to a group f newspapermen here today. NGINEER TO BUILD COAL TERMINALS SAILS SEATTLE. Aug. 24. ? George W. rown, an expert on coal transpor itlon, will sail tonight on the steam hip Mariposa for Anchorage, Alas a, to superintend the construction I the government's coal terminals. parkman praises lake washington canal undertaking SEATTLE, Aug. 24.?Speaking at banquet given last night in honor f the visiting members of the Rivers and Harbors committee, Congress tan Stephen M. SparkmoJi of Florida, halrman, referred to the Lake Wash lgton Canal project as "the greatest ork outside of the Panama Canak" nd declared that when completed it ould "put the port of Seattle in a lass all by itself." nother street car in seattle held up ? "SEATTLE, Aug. 24.?A spectacled andlt held up a Queen Anne Hill treet car at 11 o'clock last night. He ot about $12.00 frcm the passengers, nd made his escape in a waiting utomobile. iew york exports show vast jump NEW YORK. Aug. 24.?Exports of ie port of New York for the week nding August 14 exceeded those of He same week a year ago by $21,000, 00, a statement issued by Colloctor ?udley Field Malone yesterday show stock quotations. NEW YORK, Au?. 24. ? Alaska lold closed today at 32%, Chino at 5, Ray at 22. Utah" Copper at 65% ad Butte and Superior at 62%. Cop ier metal is quoted at 16%. 4 BERLIN'S COMMENT. BERLIN. Aug. 24. ? Other than the news dispatches re ceived from London for two days after the liner Arabic was torpedoed and sunk, no addi tional details of tho Incident have been published here. Today the newspapers pub lished what purports to be a brief dispatch to tho London Telegraph, quoting Joseph P. Tumulty, President Wilson's secretary, as saying: "Tho Americans are unitedly with tho President, and will, If nec essary, offer thoir lives to main tain the inalienable rights of Americans on land and sea. Commenting on this statement, tho Kreuz Zeltung says: "Thoso Inalienable rights, as is well known, consist of using British a passenger steamships." Several newspapers hero pub lished the Arabic's manifest on | the trip from New York toLon- * don. One paper said that tho Arabic, "which was painted like a battleship, had twelve ' American guardian angels on board." 1 4 V \ VILLA FACES ; REAL CRISIS! BL PASO. Aug. 24.?General Villa's government is facing n crisis accord- j ing to late arrivals from Mexico. It ( is said that Villa's supporters are t leaving him. f VILLA TO FIGHT t GENERAL OBREGON , EL PASO, Aug. 24.?General Pan clio Villa is reported to be mobilizing his forces at Torreon, preparatory to launching a guerellla canrpaign of warfare against General Obregon in T the belief that General Obregon's for- 1 ces are superior'in organization and c equipment. # t ^ L CHINA TO BUILD SUBMARINES FOR NAVY c ?+? WASHINGTON, Aug. 24.?$t is said c that China Is to build a submarine navy. Eighteen Chinese naval offi- 1 cers are now at New London, Conn., where they will remain ten monJis in the shipbuilding establishments studying submarine boat construction. t t t a RUSSIA HAS LARGEST 1 HOARD OF GOLD J BOSTON, Aug. 24.?A Globe Pet- G rograd dispatch says that the largest ^ hoard of gold in the world is that which is held in the vaults of the Russian state bank, amounting now to about $850,000,000. Yet a visitor ? may travel from one end Qf the Rus sian empire to the other and not see enough gold coin to buy a pair of shoes. Paper currency is used univer sally. CANADIAN COMPANY MAY GET RUSSIAN CONTRACT 8 NEW YORK, Aug. 24. ? President 8 Curry, of the Canadian Car & Foun- 1 dry company is negotiating with the 1 Russian government for a new war order in addition to the $83,000,000 contract received early this year. The ' new order may rjin as high of $100, 000,000. GREECE BUYS WHEAT 1 CHICAGO, Aug. 24. ? The Greek 1 government has ordered 30,000 tons s of American wheat. ALASKA'S GOLD AND 1 SILVER INCREASES ? WASHINGTON. Aug. 24.?The di rector of the mint issued a statement today showing that the 1914 product ion of gold and silver in Alaska was greater than the previous years by $1,400,000. , , t v CHINESE TO STUDY [ U. S. SHIPBUILDING ? SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 24.?Chin- a ese Vice Admiral Wei Han, accompan- a ied by fifteen Chinese naval cadets, c has arrived in this country in what is the first move to build up a modern 1 navy for the youngest republic. When they hav^ finished a tour of the coun try's principal naval stations and ship building yardB, the admiral will place I the fifteen cadets into ship construe- 1 tlon schools In this country. : AMERICAN HONOR WILL BE UPHELD IN ARABIC CASE; FACTS AWAITED -f WASHINGTON, Aug. 24.?If -It la possible to avoid a diplomatic break vith Germany without sacrificing American dignity, the administration las its plan of action agreed upon. It undoubtedly is true that Prosl* lent Woodrow Wilson has decided lpon the course he will pursue If he 8 convinced that Germany meant to >e "deliberately unfriendly" in tor icdoing the White Star liner Arabic, vith Americans aboard. According to the United Press As locintion, the administration stated in excellent authority as the attitude if Ihe administration today regarding ho destruction of the Arabic. The Associated Press in early re >orts today declared the United States was "still without detailed in ormation on which to shape its :ourse In the Arabic incident." Secretary Joseph P. Tumulty after ? conference with the President last light, issued a statement as follows: 'As soon as all the facts regarding he sinking of tho Arabic are ascer alncd, our course of action will be letermlned." No official word from Jcrmany on the Arabic case had been cceivcd at tho Stato Department at 1 o'clock this morning. The loss of American lives on the Irablc was the editorial subject yes erday and today, of nearly all tho Eastern newspapers, and there was :onsiderabIe speculation as to what itand the President will make if he earns from Germany that no wani ng was given the Arabic. ENGLISHMEN ASKED TO GIVE UP THEIR GOLD LONDON. Aug. 24.?The British of 'icial press bureau publishes a re lucst to the public on behalf of the rcasury to payy in ail the available ;old to the banks and to make cash lisbursments as far as possible in ' >ank notes. HANY WORKMEN OUT OF WORK IN AUSTRIA BOSTON. Aug. 24.?A Boston Globe Henna correspondent says that the irar, while decreasing the number of uen unemployed, has greatly increas id tho number of women seeking em ilayment. In normal times tho num ler of unemployed males has been rom two to four percent, higher than iut-of-work females. Now there is rom 12 to 14 per cent more women iut of work than men. TALY'S KING HONORED BY FRENCH INSTITUTE ?*? PARIS, Aug. 24. ? King Victor Emanual of Italy has been elected i foreign member of the Academy of nscrlptlons and Belles Letters, one if the sections of the Institute of France. The king is an authority on aedals and coins . His Majesty's iook on the subject was awarded the Icademy prize in 1914. The French Institute now has two toads of States, the King of Italy ,nd the President of France, and one ormer head of a state, Theodoro loosevelt, among its members. ENGLISH OFFICIALS ASKED TO PAY PAPER MONEY NEW YORK, Aug. 24. ? A London pcclai says that in view of tho im wrtance of strengthening the gold re erves the treasury has instructed the >ostofflce and all public departments naklng cash payments to use notes nstcad of gold whenever possible. AMERICAN TO REPRESENT RUSSIAN INTERESTS NEW YORK. Aug. 24.?Dr. P. H. Dudley, the metallurgist for the Now fork Central Railroad, will serve the lusslan government by Inspecting teel rail and other steel products hipped from tho United States to hat country. It is understood here hat American steel will be used in epalring defective rails and equip aent. ENGLAND HAS RIGHT TO CENSORIZE THE MAIL WASHINGTON. Aug. 24.?It is said hat the State Department officials drtually have decided that they are ?oworless-to obtain relief from the :ensor8hip to which American mail md cable messaging passing through he belligerent countries of Europe ire subjected. Investigation has con duced tho Department that no treaties :an bo invoked in protest. .AY KEEL OF NEW "CALIFORNIA" SEPT. 10 ?4-? -NEW YORK, Aug. 24.?Tho keel of he new battleship California will be aid September 10, it was announced yesterday.