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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. VI., NO. 652. JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, AUG. 25, 1915. PRICE TEN CENTS. '? " ' ? ? u T -V ? - - 1 -?*-?'? .. ? . . rGERMANY'S^ AMENDS IN ARABIC CAS^ PROMISED RIGA NAVAL VICTORY CALLED FALSI IN BERLIN ROGER ABANDONS HIS I SEARCH FOR ISLANDER GOLD UNTIL NEXT YEAR Without having located the wreck, W. J. Rogers today abandoned until next year his search for the sunken Canadian Pacific steamer Islander and the treasure in Klondike gold dust she is thought to contain. Somewhere at the bottom of Lynn Canal between the Southern point of Douglas Island and the Admiralty Island shore, the steamer lies in about 300 feet of water, where she plunged after she was ripped open by floating Ice on the morning of Aug. 15, 1901, while on her way to Juneau from Skagway. Rogers Not Discouraged. Many discouraging reports have been circulated to dishearten an or dinary explorer, but Rogers remains firm of the belief that his efforts to recover the Islander's hidden wealth will eventually be crowned with suc cess. A few days ago CapL John Irv ing. who built and operated the Is lander. 3aid that it was his belief that if the Islander were found It would be discovered that her inter ior had been torn away. His theory was that the two 50-ton boilers had raked the vessel in hed descent, tear ing out Iron and steel, and leaving her a hollow shell. lie believed that the bulk of the gold aboard the ship was in "pokes" carried by Dawson miners, and that their bodies would not be found. Of the 42 lives lost, about twenty bodies were recovered. H. F. Bishop, purser of the Islander when she was wrecked, and now post master at Victoria. B. C., is quoted in a Victoria newspaper as saying that the vessel only had $4,700 in gold in his safe, when she sunk, although Mr. Rogers claims that Bishop told him that the ship's safe contained a sum amounting to about $200,000, and the report of the wreck. Issued at the time the Islander was lost, veri fies the latter claim. Weather Spoils Search. Mr. Rogers says that he will re sume his search for the Islander next May. He realizes that his start of operations this years was late, and his reason for giving up the search at this time Is because of weather con ditions, which are becoming more se vere as the summer slips past. Rog ers lost considerable time that might have been applied to searching for the wreck he admits, because his drag-lines three weeks ago brought up indications that the submerged vessel had been definitely located. He then anchored the auxiliary barge Pelmyra over the spot and spent some time in tests of the steel cylinder in which he expected to reach the ves sel. After the submarine had been thoroughly tested, he descended to the floor of the channel but the wreck was not there, and he immed iately resumed dragging with small boats. He realizes, he says, that val uable time was lost, and as the winds and tides are becoming stronger, he reasoned that postponement of the exposition until next Spring was best. Stock Company Backed Rogers. The Palmyra will leave the scene of the Rogers' operations sometime today or tomorrow, to load a cargo of gypsum at Gypsum. Mr. Rogers will store his equipment in Juneau, and return to Seattle. A number of prominent Washington State men are interested with him in his venture, including W. R. Nichols, owner of the Pacific Coast Gypsum Company's mine at Gypsum, and Judge Thomas R. Lyons of Seattle, a former federal jurist in Alaska. Stock was sold by the promoters of the expedition. VANCOUVER INVESTORS MAY HAVE TO DIG UP OVER $1,300,000 VANCOUVER, Aug. 25.?A list of claims made against persons?many of them well known locally?as con tributors to the Dominion Trust Com pany tor a total amount of $1,349,806, has been filed with the Supreme court by the solicitors for the liquidator. The contrlbutorles are divided in to several classes. Those who are alleged to be liable for unpaid sums on shares, etc.. total 181,000. Those who are put down as contrlbutorles In respect of amounts irregularly re corded as paid otherwise than in cash, $666,SOI, and for contrlbutorles in respect of dividends paid out of trust funds. $501,908. FLOOD DAMAGE IN CHINA WAS GREAT WASHINGTON. Aug. 25.?It was reported today at Red Cross head quarters the damage done by the floods in the Canton, China, district was so extensive that it has been im possible to afford adequate relief. ? WEATHER TODAY * ? Maximum?63. + + Minimum?39. + ? Rain?.43 In. + U. S. A. TO GET $18,000,000 IN 1 AUSTRALIAN GOLD j * 1 SAN FRANCISMO. Aug. 25.?In or ! der to ensure its safety from a rest- | ing place at the bottom of the seas ] included in the "war zone." England l is sending more than $18,000,000 in i gold from Sydney, Australia, to help i pay her munitions bill in this coun- ] try. There is $85,000,000 in gold in | Sydney to the account of the parent j government, this amount represent- ] ing England's Interests on Austrlian taxes and investments. Recently the steamer Ventura brought in J5.000.000 Of the gold. She will bring $9,000,000 on her next trip ; The steamer Sonoma will hail from ! Sydney next week with $5,000,000 o> the gold. The money Is taking a 10, ' 000-mlle trip by water and a 3000-mile trip overland in order to escape the ! ravages of the Atlantic warfare. ! Securities Lost on Arabic : LONDON, Aug. 25.?it is under- , stood that the Arabic carried between , $10,000,000 and $15,000,000 worth of , American securities for New York. J Theso are all insured and the under- , writers at Lloyd's and the various fi- , nanclal institutions were busy this morning looking up the details and , arranging claims. One firm alone s ; had $2,250,000 worth of securities on j the sunken vessel. It is understoodj . that some stocks are being purchased , in America to cover these. < The securities had either been sold 1 in New York or pledged for loans to , aid the exchange situation. , FOREST FIRES THREATEN CITY OF VANCOUVER, B. C. 1 VANCOUVER. B. C., Aug. 25.? | Forest rangers admit that the forest | fires in this vicinity are threatening , the safety of the city. Many subur ban places have been destroyed. It < is feared that the flames will be car- , rled into the city in case there should i be a wind. t The South Vancouver fire depart- , ment has been on constant guard, t and often engaged to its full capacity , for nearly a week. , Solid masses of flames sweep through the country destroying all : I within their paths. t LOCAL WIRELESS I STATION READY TO BUCK CABLE i v t Within a week or ten days the . Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company * will have Its Juneau office open for j the acceptance of trajc to all parts , of the world, in competition with the United States army cable. This was the announcement this morning of A. H. Glnman of San ^ Francisco, general superintendent of the company, who arrived here last night, on his first Alaska visit, ac companied by "Jack" R. Irwin, sup erintendent of the Northern division. ( "Our rates will be 25 per cent low- : er than those of the signal corps," ( said Superintendent Ginman. "and we Jr guarantee greater despatch, as our ' servico is direct and there will b<-, 1 'no waits or delays.' C. E. Bencc. c formerly operator in charge of the I station here is to be manager of the : city office, with W. D. Sunderland. * now on his way to Juneau, as assist- 1 ant manager. The operators at the } station will be J. A. Marriott and W. t J. Manahan." ' The local Marconi station is equip- 1 ped with 10-kilowatt apparatus, and is able to communicato with the semi- I highpowered 25-kilowatt stations at Ketchikan. Alaska, and Astoria, Ore. The city office will be open from S a. m. to 12 p. m.. and after that time! i messages may be telephoned to the I station, where an operator will be i continuously on duty. The improvement of the Alaskan fl radio stations is another step in the plan of the Marconi Company to belt < the globe with a chain of wireless of- < flees. Superintendent Ginman de- < Clares that the famous San Francis- < co station of the Company now has direct communication with points in ! the Hawaiian Islands, and across the i continent to the Eastern cities, and when he left San Francisco communi- I cation with Tokio and the Far East: was assured. | "We will guarantee to send a mes sage from Juneau to any foreign city < : quicker than any competing com- j i pany, and that means a guarantee, 1 | not a promise," Mr. Ginman conclud- I | ed. ' I The Marconi officials are staying i at the Gastineau Hotel. U. S. ASKS TO ASSIST HAYTIENS WASHINGTON, Aug. 25.?Secretary >ansing today confirmed the reports published yesterday that the United States Intends establishing a protect >ratc in Haytl. "We have only one purpose?thai s to help the Haytien people and tc prevent them from being exploited >y Irresponsible revolutionists," See *etary Lansing said. The American charge at Port An Prince has asked the now Haytien ;overnment for an answer to the \merican proposals today, it was earned by a dispatch this afternoon AMERICAN ARMY OFFICERS CHARGED OF DISLOYALTY PORTLAND. Ore., Aug. 25. ? Be lauso two officers of the United States army in uniform drank to the :oast of "Deutschland Uber AUes" Id i public restaurant, he alleges, George 5. Shepard, a Portland attornoy, to lay is preparing a complaint to the uithoritles at Washington. Shepard, with other prominent men of Portland who accompanied the Congressional Committee on Rivers and Harbors tc \storia yesterday to inspect the Col' imbia bar, dined at an Astoria restaU' -ant. At another table were two commiS' iloned officers of the Coast Artillery, itationed at Fort Stovens, dining with Dr. Werner and Dr. Hartman of As :orla and Max Pudllch, traveling rep resentative of a fish packing house, Dbserving the other party Shepard ivas much alarmed when the German nembers proposed the toast to theii tatlve land and the army officers Irank with them. Shopard obtained he names of witnesses and placed the ncident before Senator Chamberlain chairman of the Senate committee on nilltary affairs. Shepard says that te will demand that an investigation ie made of what he considers a flag -ant breach of neutrality. The incident was placed before Senator Chamberlain In a signed state ?nent by Shepard In which Captain iValdron and Lieut Gardiner were tamed as the officers. This state nent was also signed by E. W. Wright nonager of the Port of Portland Com nission, as a witness. The statement lays tho toast was heard in English. "These accusations, if correct, arc terious, and the act is a direct viola ion of neutrality," Bald Senator Cham jcrlain when the signed statement vas presented to him. "I will have the matter investigat id." SEATTLE BREWERY INTERESTS ENTER VANCOUVER FIELD ?4? VANCOUVER. B. C., Aug. 25.?A iccnse to establish a brewery on On :ario Street, between Thirty-fourth ind Thirty-sixth avenues. South Van :ouver, was issued at a special meet ng of the License Commissioners resterday to the Royal Brewing and Halting Company Limited, late of Se title. /ANCOUVER BUSINESS MEN ARE ARRESTED VANCOUVER, B. C., Aug. 25.? Charged with having received a por Jon of the goods stolen from G. H, ^ottrell's storage warehouse, six bush less men were placed under arrest >y Detectives. They were William A, Jrundett and Ezra Good, proprietors >f the Dominion Hotel, Toney Clanci, jroprietor of the Tourist Hotol, J. D. Pearsin, proprietor of the Yale Ho el, and James Dillies and James Cal ingles, of the Empire Hotel Cafe, vhlle Demetrus Marriot, a Grecian eamster, is charged with having been in accessory after the fact, in con lection with the $3,000 burglary. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ENROUTE TO JUNEAU SEATTLE. Aug. 25?The Humboldt <alls tonight for Alaska. Among the luneau passengers are .Terrance Coo jan. J. Cassin and wife. J. M. Boyle Albert Prickott, Frank Hannan, P it. Loncrgan, Stanley J. Paddcn, and F. S. Moore. Seven of the passcng jrs are members of the Knights ol Columbus, who will participate in r ceremonial which the Juneau Knights if Columbus Is to give on Aug. 30. Passengers for Douglas Include Mrs. M. Benson and two children Miss A. E. Honkanen, P. Salavan. PUGET SOUND TUG BOAT CAPTAIN PROBABLY MURDERED BELL1NGHAM, Aug. 25.?The bodj jf Bern J. Hilmes, a local tugboat captain, found on the waterfront Sat urday under a railroad trestle is be lievod to be the work of murderers The police are working on the theory that he was murdered and that th< body was thrown from the bridge. RUMOR or DEFEAT IS REPUDIATED r BERLIN, Aug. 25?A semi-official i statement Issued here late last night brands the Petrograd report of a big - naval engagement In the Baltic Sea. and the Gulf of Riga, with great Ger ; man losses, as "completely untrue." i Gorman newspapers have Ignored i- the accounts of the battle as publish - ed in the Russian journals, and al though the war offlco has not offl i daily spoken, the belief exists In the i capital that the roports of the Rus ? slan victory were purposely falsified i for tho purpose of reviving hopo In . Russia. LONDON FEARS RUMORS OF VICTORY ARE FALSE LONDON, Aug. 25.?In military cir cles today little credence was placed | in the twice published reports of a ( fearful loss of German lives In a re ' ported Baltic Sea engagement. The | silence of the Russian reports today [ was taken as Indication that the story was untrue. ' GERMANY DOE8 NOT WANT ALL THE | EARTH BUT NEAR IT PARIS, Aug. 25.?The Figaro prints a Berne dispatch saying the follow , Ing manifesto has been issued by the German "intellectuals: "Wo do not want to dominate the world, but wo 1 demand the ability of exercising our . culture and our industrial and com mercial activity all over the earth. This is tho firm determination of tho , German people. To this end we muBt . remove the French menace and dan , ger. Wo must modify the western K frontier from Belfort to tho coast. We > must, if possible, conquer tho French L channel coast to fortify oursolvos , against Great Britain; Wo must ex act a big indemnity from France and ( must hold Belgium in our hands as . politically as woll as from a military standpoint." , The manifesto also urges the an . nexatlon of Russian territory now in the hands of the Germans. Tho chief signers are Prof. Mein , ickles, of Berlin University, Prof. On cken of Heidelberg and Herr Von Schwerln, president of the municipal council of Frankfort BOSTON-PACIFIC LINE ISPLANNED BOSTON, Aug. 25.?Tho Post to day published an article which de clares that Timothy E. Byrnes, form er vice president of the New Haven railroad is organizing a company with . a capitalization of twelve million dol lars, to operate eleven vessels, of l 10,000 tons each, between Boston and ? Pacific and Puget Sound ports. Another Alaska Company. SEATTLE, Aug. 25.?It was an . nounced today that the newly organ ized Parr-McCormack Steamship Co. at an early date will establish a steam-schooner service between Se , attle and Southwestern Alaska. It is expected the company also will serve Bering Sea ports, including Nome, St. Michael and Kotzcbue. GERMANY IS LOSING 80,000 MEN WEEKLY ?+? LONDON, Aug. 25.?Reuter's cor respondent at Zurich says it is esti mated by Swiss observers that tho Germans arc losing 80,000 on the eastern front weekly. TEN BIDS RECEIVED FOR ALASKA BOAT WASHINGTON, Aug. 25. ? Ten bids have been received by the de partment of commerce for the con struction of the coast survey steam er "Surveyor," which is to be as signed to duty in Alaskan waters, t Tho lowest bid is that of tho Ports mouth navy yard, at $163,250. STOCK QUOTATIONS. NEW YORK, Aug. 25.?Alaska Gold 32%. Chino 47%. Ray 22%, Utah Cop per 65, Butte and Superior 64. Cop per metal is quoted at 17. +*+++???*???+?++? + 4* + TO RAISE DELHI. * + 4 4- Two Canadian pontoons and + 4- two barges have reached Ket- + > 4- chlkan and will be used in 4 4? raising the steamship Delhi! 4? I * which is lying off the mouth 4* t + of Ketchikan Creek, to where 4 ? ? she was towed. Permission 4 - 4- was given by the treasury de- 4? ? ?> partment for the foreign con- 4? r 4* com to work on the Delhi. + J 4- * AIR RAIDS Of ALLIES TAKE TOLL LONDON, Aug. 26.?Alllod airmen have gained fresh laurels, according to official reports today from several points. A dispatch from Constantinople says that a Turkish troop transport anchored North of Nagara Roads was sunk by a French aviator and Athens dispatches report the destruction of four Turkish sloops carrying troops to GalUpoli, by a British submarino. Berlin today reported that twelve civilians were wonuded at Offcnburg, near Karlsbrue, when a French avia tor dropped bombs on that town last night. A late dispatch from Athens says that a Russian aeroplane squadron bombarded the outskirts of Constan tinople today, killing and wounding thirty Turks, eight Greeks and three Americans. ^ ? ? ?!??W VIOLENT GRENADE BATTLE IN WEST LONDON, Aug. 25.?Furious efforts of tho Austro-German armies along tho Eastern front in the last twenty four hours havo not boen as fruitful as usual in respect to the amount of ground gained, according to reports and attention was centered today on the Western front. A dispatch from Berlin tells of desperate engagements along the front between Souchez and Neuvllle, hand grenades being ef fectively used by both sides. BALKAN LEAGUE REPORTED ACTIVE LONDON, Aug. 25. ? A dispatch from the Rome Daily Telegraph says tho Balkan League Is to be recon structed, with provision made for putting a combined army of 1,000,000 men In the field against Germany, Austria and Turkey. MEXICAN OFFICIAL KICKS AT AMERICAN RED CROSS SOCIETY MEXICO CITY, Aug. 25.?Tho di rector of public charities here has made declarations in the Mexican press resenting tho presence of the American Red Cross representatives, stating that the Mexican government is able to care for the sick and that an abundance of foodstuffs is' avail able. In tho face of this hundreds of applications aro received daily by the Red Cross officials, who have card indexed to date appeals from 25,000 families. The German, English, French and American colonies here have organ ized a defence association and decid ed on concentration points in the event of danger from mobs or sol diery. CANADIAN GENERAL HURT IN ACCIDENT + MONTREAL, Aug. 25.? The Ga zette's London correspondent says: "Major-General S. B. Steele, who came to England In command of the second Canadian contingent, was thrown from his car In a collision at Folkstone. He suffered a nasty cut on the head and bodily injuries, but was not otherwise incapitated| Ac companied by Gen. MacDougall and their staffs. Gen. Steele Thursday af ternoon inspected the machine gun brigade." GALVESTON MAY BUILD A NEW WALL GALVESTON, Aug. 25.?Mayor Fish er of Galveston, says it is probable that the citizens would send an ap peal to the Texas Legislature asking that they be given an extension upon their taxes in order to meet the big financial drain caused by the storm recently. The people, according to tho mayor, already are discussing ad ditional grade-raising and filling to meet the new problems which the latest storm brought to light. A wall enclosing the inner harbor has been suggested as a protection in case of further storms. AUSTRIAN ARTILLERY BOMBARDS CATTARO FORTS CETTINJE, Aug. 21. ? Austrian artillery in the Cattaro forts bom barded Montenegrin batteries at Com ergschi without success on Tuesday, the war office announced. a o. p. "success before war, was indicated?taft SAN FRANCISGO, Aug. 25.?Form er President Taft, who arrived here yesterday from Portland, observed in an interview published here this morning that "the chances of Repub lican success In 1916 were excellent until the outbreak of the European war." FRENCH WAR MINISTE RSAYS ALL IS RIGHT PARIS, Aug.. 25.?"For a week cer tain deputies have conducted here a trial of the war minister," said M. Millerand, In a speech to the Cham ber of Deputies yesterday. "Accord ing to them, my administration has been characterized by negligence, in scrtla and carelessness. I am a pri soner In my own bureau. I have ab dicated to the military authorities and am an enemy to parliamentary control. "I reply Wlinoui passion or eiuuur rassment, for I keep always before , me the thought of those who fight, suffer and die for us." - Taking up the question of muni tions, M. Mcllcrand told the chamber that very promising supplies of muni tions had boon made and that "al ways more" was the motto. The pres- ? ont situation, he said, justified every ( confidence in the future. M. Mcllerand began an eulogy of General Joffre. When he said the country had the good fortune to have at its head a general of absolute loy alty there was a great outburst of cheering, participating In by the mem- 1 bcrs of all sections. "Our Allies count upon our wisdom ' our enemies on our division," Mr. Mel- | lerand said in conclusion. "I call upon the wisdom of all to act in har money until the final victory." BRITISH COLUMBIA TOWN TO PURCHASE MACHINE GUNS VERNON. B. C., Aug. 25.?With $2, 700 already subscribed, the citizens of Vernon feel confident that they will be able to raise sufficient funds with which to purchase threo ma chine guns of the latest type. The fund was promoted by J. A. McKel vie, editor of the Vernon News, in conjunction with Mayor Smith and others. RUSSIANS MAY MAKE CHANGES IN CABINET PETROGRAD, Aug. 25.? Changes in the Russian cabinet are being fore- i cast in political circles in Pctrograd, Premier Jean Goremykin, according to the reports, Is to be succeeded by M. Krivoshein, minister of agricul ture, the introducer of the present i system and the land reforms. SPY RANSACKS HAND BAGGAGE Of AUSTRO ENVOY LENOX. Mass., Aug. 25?Evidently seeking secret papers, a supposed spy rifled the baggage of Dr. Con stantino Dumba, Austrian ambassa dor to Washington, at a local railroad depot today, scattering letters and documents in all directions but leav ing a box containing $5,000 is jewel ry. SOCIALIST LEADER SAYS ALLIES MUST MAKE PEACE MOVE BERLIN, Aug. 25.?Speaking in the Reichstag Eduard David, the Socialist leader, said that the move for peace must come from the Allies. He said: "Unfortunnately Germany's enemies are not yet inclined to peace notwith standing the severe defeats. Their leading statesmen only recently as serted the determination to continue the war until Germany is crashed and their plans for conquest are real ized. They are still looking for Allies among the neutrals. They say that time is their ally and hope to wear out Germany's economic and military power by prolonging the war. "If we desire peace therefore the only thing left is to' compel them to see that their hope is futile." CANADA'S PREMIER RETURNS TO LONDON FROM COUNTRY LONDON, Aug. 25.?Sir Robert Borden has returned to town after a week's stay in the County of Kent. MRS. HARRIMAN PREVENTS UNION PACIFIC FROM MAKING AMMUNITION OMAHA, Aug. 25.?It was announc ed here that preparations being made by a subsidiary of the Union Pacific Company to change its extensive shops here into a war munitions fac tory to fill European orders, have al ready been discontinued upon orders from Mrs. E. H. Harrlman, widow of the late financier. GERMANY TO APOLOGIZE EORjAMERICANS' DEATH; GOVERNORS ARE LOYAL B08T0N, Aug. 25.?A score of Gov. ernors of various states In the Union, assembled here for the National Con* fer-ence of Governors, today wired President Wilson that they would follow his leadership ?'ln this hour of deep International concern." WASHINGTON, Aug. 25? President Wilson has been informed unofficial, ly from sources close to the German ambassador that thp next communl* cation from Berlin on the sinking of the Arabic will be of a character sat* Isfactory to the United States, It was announced early this evening. WASHINGTON. Aug. 25. ? While White House officials today showed that they maintained tho position that a further statement from tho German government should bo await ed before any announcement of the Intentions of tho American govern ment is made. If it was due to the action of a German submarine that American citi zens lost their lives in the torpedoed steamship, such action was contrary to the intentions of the German gov ernment, according to tho official ad vices received yesterday from Ber lin by the German ambassador and trom New York telegraphed by him to Washington. It is pointed out in official circles that the German gov ernment emphasized that ft would "deeply regret any loss of American life and would tender Its slncerest sympathies to the American govern ment" A newspaper dispatch today from Now York says that Count von Bern storff, the German ambassador, re mained In seclusion at his hotel there today, with his plans for the next few days undeveloped. ENGLAND BELIEVE3 BERLIN NOW REALIZES UNCLE SAM'S WRATH LONDON, Aug. 25?English news papers are almost unanimous In their attack on Germany for tho singing of tho White Star liner Arabic. The Press characterizes the unofficial Ger man explanations of the Arabic's sinking as "Inadequate," bufc Inter prets her. efforts to explain "the in cident as evidence of Germany's real ization that her relations with the United States have reached a ser ious phase. NEUTRALITY AFFIRMED. WASHINGTON, Aug. 25?President Wilson has issued a proclamation of neutrality as between Italy and Turk ey. BUGLER TELLS OF ARABIC'S SINKING QUEENSTOWN. Aug. 25.?Bugler Helford, of the Arabic, testifying at the coroner's inquest concerning the . sinking of the steamer, said ho was on the upper promenade deck when he saw a torpedo boat about 150 yards distant, making direct for the Bteam er's starboard bow. "By the time tho torpedo reached us," said Hollford, "we had moved on a couple of hundred feet. But so well was the speed calculated by the submarine commander that the tor pedo struck about one hundred feet from the stern, in rear of the engine room. "There followed a tremendous ex plosion, and I knew that we were done for. I rushed for my bugle and sound ed the alarm as loud as I could. All the crew knew what it meant, and ev ery man went to his station to get the passengers into the boats, and rowed them away clear of the vessel. Nearly all the passengers were on deck at the time watching the steam er Dunsley which has been torpedoed sinking not far from us." PORTUGUESE TROOPS KILLED IN INSURRECTION ANGOLIA, Africa. Aug. 25.? Elev en Portuguese soldiers have been killed as a result of a native insurrec tion. Troops today were said to have conditions well in hand. BELGIANS NOT PERMITTED TO EXHIBIT MOURNING LONDON. Aug. 25.?A dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company from Amsterdam says: "Persons ar riving from Brussels report that there were 200 arrests there of Belgians who were demonstrating their grief on the anniversary of the German oc cupation. Places of amusement that had been closed as a sign or sorrow were forcibly reopened. Thoso ar rested were mainly women and chil dren.