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VOL. VI., NO. 659. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THU RSDAY, SEPTEMBE R 2, 1915. PRICE TEN CENTS.
i ? r-:??: : ~ ~ ' i:'? ???? ? ?. "?. ? . ? ? ??- - v DESIRE FOR PEACE PROMPTED GERMAN COURSE? WILSON IS WILLING TO RUN AGAIN WASHINGTON, Sept 2. ? That President Wood row Wilson Is more than a receptive candidate tor the Democratic Presidential nomination neat year is Indicated by the activity of his close personal and political friends in his behalf. They are al ready laying plans for his renomlna tlon, and for securing the adoption of a platform that will be satisfactory to ihm. That President Wilson has ac quiesced in their activity is indicated by the circumstance that he. through Secretary Joseph P. Tumulty, today expressed gratification of the endorse ment of the administration by the Democrats of the Tenth Wisconsin Congressional district. That President Wilson will be re nominated. probably without opposi tion. is conceded, but the so-called administration wtng of the party de sire to be in control of the convention so that the platform adopted will be in complete harmony with the admin istration's policies. COCOANUT CHOP ON CAYMAN ISLE IS WIPED OUT KINGSTON'. Jamaica. Sept. 2.?Re ports received by the local govern- j ment from the Commtsloner at Cay-1 man Brae, to the northwest of Jamai ca Island, indicate that the Cayman Islands suffered unparalleled damage in the West Indlen hurricane on Aug. 13. Three-fourths of the 270 houses at Cayman Brae suffered de molition and about 38 per cent, of the cocoanat trees in tho Islands were destroyed. ALAMEDA HAS LARGE LIST FOR JUNEAU SEATTLE. Sept. 2.?The Alameda sailed for the North this morning. She had the following named passen gers for Juneau: W. G. Flier, F. G. Baum. A. Turpen. J. Conklin, M. Ol son, F. Olson. Frank Goggin. A. For tf. Tone Kallset, K. Anderson, L. D. Henderosn, S. J. Bait. Mrs. William Bennett, Bell Kinyon, Minnie Malloy, Edith Lass, F. G. Cox. John Richmond, Jaullne Bennett, Mrs. We Kerr, H. F. Frost, Elsie DeClark, Mrs. Ivy Klrsch. D. D. Muir, J. Woods, Joe Wei mer. W. Rusk, F. Healy and six steer age. MORE CANAL MATERIAL BOUND FOR ANCHORAGE SEATTLE. Sept. 2.? The steam schooner Wilmington, with the sec ond cargo of Panama Canal equipment which will be used on tho Alaska rail road. has sailed from Balboa, for An chorage, it was announced here to day. WIDOW FATALLY HURT IN JITNEY ACCIDENT SEATTLE. Sept. 2.?In a jitney bus accident last night Mrs. M. Purcell, a widow, received Injuries from which she will die. it is feared. ON THE SPOKANE. SEATTLE. Sept. 2. ? The steamer Spokane sails North tonight. Among the passengers for Juneau are Mrs. O. W. Leafgreen. Fred Faust. Mrs. E. J. Holford. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Oak ley and son. N. C. Miller. T. E. Kea gan Miss Evelyn Chasteen and T. A. Knoll, the latter two named are for Treadwell. Joseph Imre has taken passage to Douglas. Carnival Crowd Coming. The Alameda sails this afternoon at 5 with 190 pasengcrs. She has a delegation of performers bound for Juneau to take part In a carnival in that city. BILL JAMES TO RETURN. SEATTLE, Sept. 2.? A special to the Post-Intelligencer from Orovllle. Calif., says that "Bill" James, the pitcher from California, who played so important a part last year in the fight of the Boston National League baseball club for the championship, will leave here tomorrow to rejoin the Braves. James has been trou bled with a sore arm all season and several weeks ago was suspended at his own request, without pay. to give him an opportunity to rest and get his arm into shape again. FOUR INDICTMENTS RETURNED BY JURY KETCHIKAN. Sept. 2.?Four indict ments. charging the sale of liquor to Indians, were returned to the Federal grand jury this morning. The grand Jury went into session yesterday. F. Dermody was discharged from St Ann hospital yesterday. He has recovered from an operation for ap pendicitis * + + + + + + + + + * + + + * ? * * Maximum?58. ? 4> Minimum?11. + + Rain?1.50 in. + ? * CHINA THOUGHT READY TO BE DYNASTY AGAIN SHANGHAI, Sept 2. ? LI Yuan Yens, vice-president of tho Chinese republic, tendered his resignation yesterday and it is generally belloved that it is the Qrst step toward tho re-establishment of the Chinese mon archy. That the old Manchu regime's hope of seeing tho republic abandoned may be carried out this year la considered very probable, according to popular belief. President Yuan Shi Kal is said to be vigorously opposed to China's re turn to a monarchist form of govern ment EDISON SEES LONG PERIOD OF PROSPERITY NEW YORK, Sept 2.?Thomas A. Edison says the United States has already embarked on a voyage of prosperity to last seven years and longer. If the manufacturers and pub lic do not overdo things. He disap proves the submarine activities of the German navy, and said he did not ex pect the United States to plunge in to war over the action of a "war mad" group. PUBLIC OWNERSHIP URGED BE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION WASHINGTON. SepL 2?The gov ernment acquisition and operation of telephone and telgr&ph companies and political equality for women are now strongly urged as remies for the ex isting industrial unrest In report of Research Director Basil P. Manly to the United States commission on in dustrial relations. ? GOMPERS SAYS GERMANS TRY TO CORRUPT LABOR ? NEW YORK. Sept. 2 ? President Samuel Gompers of the American Fed eration of Labor says that efforts have undeniably been made to cor rupt labor and that an inquiry will reveal the influences at work. He says that for weeks he has been con stantly- dodging attempts to approach him. SHIPPING RATES ARE AGAIN ADVANCING NEW YORK, Sept. 2.?Ocean ship ping rates, which have shown a downward trend for the past three months, have once again begun to ad vance. An even larger volume of freight is in sight for fall and win ter months than was offered last year. NEW COMPANY TO TAKE OVER C. P. R. AND ALLAN LINES NEW YORK. Sept. 2.?The name of the new steamship company or ganized to acquire the Atlantic and Pacific fleets of Canadian Pacific Railway Company as well as the Allan lirib, is the "Canadian Pacific Ocean Services Limited." STOCK QUOTATIONS. NEW YORK. Sept. 2.?Alaska Gold closed today at 33%, Chino. 45%. Utah Copper 66%, Butte and Superior 64%. Copper metal is quoted at 18. PEOPLE ARE BUYING JEWELRY NEW YORK. Sept. 2.? President Coombs of the National Retail Jewel er's association says: "Good times are back. The jewel ry business is a good barometer. The people are now buying jewelry. There doesn't seem to be any tendency to hoard their money. In the Jewelry business the panicky war times are no more." SWEDEN WANTS COAL NEW YORK. Sept. 2.?Sweden is in the market for 4.000,000 tons of Amer ican coal. LIMITS WOMAN TO $25,000 NEW YORK. Sept. 2. ? Mrs. NIIb Florman must worry along with $25, 000 a year. She petitioned the court for an additional $25,000 from her father's estate of $5,000,000, but the court thought $25,000 enough. GOVERNOR WILLIS TO BE CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 2. ? Hav ing proclaimed in a general way a few days ago that Gov. Frank B. Wil lis is a candidate for the Republican nomination for President. Lieutenant Governor John H. Arnold went fur ther today and fixed Saturday as Gov ernor Willis's "announcing day." He also announced that he (Arn old) Is a candidate for the Republi can nomination for ? Governor. "The politicians may as well know it now as at any time," said Arn old. HILL IS MINNESOTA'S GREATEST LIVING MAN ST. PAUL, SepL 2. ? Gov. W. S. Hammond of Minnesota has named James J. Hill as the greatest living citizen of that state and he will re ceive a diploma at the San Francisco Exposition. NEGROES KILL DOCTOR; WIFE ENGINEERED IT PROVIDENCE, R. I? Sept 2.?Sen sational development in the killing of Dr. C. Franklin Mohr and the wounding of his office assistant, Miss Emily Burger, camo today with the arrest of Mrs. Elizabeth Mohr, the doctor's wife, following the confes sion of three negroes, that they had been paid $5,000 by Mrs. Mohr to kill her husband and Miss Burger. The latter will recover. Tho shoot ing took place last night Mrs. Mohr was arrested after the negroes had signod a written confes sion, saying that she had hired them to kill the doctor and his lady attend ant The negroes were today locked up on charges of murder. They are George W. Hcalis, who was driving Dr. Mohr"8 car at the time of the shooting, Cecil V. Brown, formerly employed as porter by Dr. Mohr, and Henry Spellman, Brown's half broth er. According to Brown, Mrs. Mohr proposed several weeks ago that he kill her huBband, promising to pay him nine days aftor the slaying. Ho further said she had asked Spellman to help him out and had brought tho latter to her home, to talk the matter over. Healis was prosent at this in terview, Brown said. By roquost of the physician's wife, Brown further confessed, Spellman was to receive $1,000 and Brown and Healis $2,000 each. The arrangements for the shooting were carried out in detail. Jalousy Is said to have been the reason that Mrs. Mohr wanted her husband and his assistant, who is young and pretty, put out of the way. SOCIETY GIRLS WALK TO 'FRISCO SEATTLE, Sept. 2.?Traveling on foot from Chicago to San Francisco to win a bet of $1,000, Miss Ruth H. Harsley and Miss Maude Brideson, young society women of Chicago ar rived in Seattle today. They will leave .this afternoon for the South. They Siust reach their destination by October 1 to win the wager. ELECTRIC MACHINERY HOUSES OVER SUPPLIED WITH ORDERS CHICAGO. Sept. 2.?United States plants which manufacture electric supplies and munitions are so busy with European orders that a small domestic order for twelve electric lo comotives for the Panama canal only elicted one response. The General Electric company has just turned down another war order for $12,000,000. MICHIGAN CENTRAL BUYS AUTO CARS CHICAGO. Sept. 2. ? The Michigan Central railroad has ordered 500 all steel automobile cars. CHICAGO SCHOOLS COST CITY OVER $24,000,000 CHICAGO, Sept. 2.?The board of education spent approximately $24, 000,000 during the school year ending June 30. A report showing the re ceipts and expenditures of the board for the year was approved by the fi nance cimmittee of the board yes terday. On Juno 30, 1914, the board had in cash in the hands of the city treasurer $441,543.45. One year lat er the bpard has on deposit with the city treasurer $329,380.21. DISTRICT ATTORNEY SAYS CHICAGO POLICE CORRUPT CHICAGO, Sept. 2.?Maclay Hoyno state's attorney of Cook County says that Chicago's police system at one time was as bad as that of New York City. ANOTHER $2,000,000 FACTORY TO GO UP IN OHIO CHICAGO, Sept. 2. ? Directors of the La Belle Iron Works awarded a contract for the construction of a by product coking plant with ninety-six ovens at a cost of $2,000,000, to be built opposite the company's mills at Steubenvllle, Ohio. $20,000,000 INVESTED IN AMERICAN FACTORIES BOSTON, Sept. 2.? The Boston Journal says that the plans are al most complete for the conversion of the buildings of the Smith Iron Foun dry of Roxbury Into ammunition fac tories for the Allies. The entire deal Is said to Involve about $20,000,000. Shrapnel and cartridges are to be the manufactured articles. JAPS TO BUILD BIG FOREIGN COMMERCE CARRIERS TOKYO. Sept. 2. ? Orders for six 12,000 ton steamers havo been placed by the Osaka?Shosen Kalsha Steam ship Company, of Japan, with an iron works In Osaka. EVELYN THAW NOT TO RESIST DIVORCE MALONE. N. Y., Sept. 2.?Mrs. Ev elyn N. Thaw announced today that she would enter no defense to the suit for divorce Instituted yesterday at Pittsburgh by attorneys represent ing her husband, Harry K. Thaw. INVADERS CLOSE IN ONGRODNO LONDON, Sept 2.?The capturo of the outer ring of torts defondlng the stronghold of Grodno, and tho taking of the fortress of Lutsk are reported by dispatches early today from Vien na and Berlin. Grodno is on the Niemon rlvor, a hundred miles south of Brest Litovsk, which fell into the hands of tho Au* stro-Germans last week. Lutsk Is 60 miles east of the Bug river, on the Styr, and is a strategic point of great Importance. The fall of the main fortress of Grodno is hourly expect ed. BROWNSVILLE IS EIGHT SCENE BROWNSVILLE, Tex., Sept 2.?A detachment from Troop C, 3rd Unit ed States cavalry and n band of Mox ican bandits are reported to bo en gaged in battle this afternoon eleven miles north of Brownsville. Tho troopors early today sot out to trail tho Mexicans, who are believ ed to be the same band which fired on farmhouses near hero Wodnosday morning and set Are and partly de stroyed a railroad trestle fourteen miles north of Brownville at 12 o' clock last night. OROZCO'S BODY REACHES EL PASO EL PASO, Tex., Sept. 2.?The bul let-riddled body of Gen.< Pascual Oroz co, killed in a pitched battle with U. S. cavalrymen, reached El Paso at noon today. It was viewed by hun dreds of people as the Mexican chief tain was personally known to a large number of people here. The body will bo sent to Orozco's relatives In Mexico. CRUCIBLE STEEL GETS GREAT ORDER NENW YORK, Sept. 2.?The Cru cible Steel company today received an order for explosive shells, valued at $10,000,000, It was announced this af ternoon. ADMIRAL FULLMAN CALLED TO COMMAND OF PACIFIC FLEET WASHINGTON, SepL 2. ? Rear Admiral Fullman today was relieved as the head of the Annapolis Naval academy and detailed to command of the Pacific reserve fleet, with head quarters at Bremerton Navy Yard, Puget Sound. ? ? ? AMERICANS DESIRE TO PURCHASE FROM RUSSIA WASHINGTON, Sept 2.?Prompt ed by the news that the shipping con gestion at the port of Archangel had been largely relieved, officials at Washington have renewed their ef forts to close immediato negotiations for the lifting of the Russian embar go against exports to the United States. GOVERNMENT. TO AID THE COTTON GROWERS WASHINGTON. Sept. 2?Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo announces that in view of tho action in putting cotton on the contraband list, he would, if necessary, deposit ?30,000, 000 or more in gold in the federal re serve banks at Atlanta, Dallas, and Richmond for the purpose of enabling tho resrve banks to rediscount their loans on cotton secured by warehouse receipts mado by national banks and state banks belonging to the federal reserve system. NEW LONDON TO BE SUBMARINE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON, Sept. 2.?Secretary Josephus Daniels announces that New London, Conn., will be made a submarine headquarters. BOARD TO INQUIRE INTO F4 DISASTER WASHINGTON, Sept. 2. ? A new board of inquiry, headed by Admiral Bousch, has been appointed to deter mine the exact cause of the sinking of the submarine F-4, in Honolulu Harbor. Just after the disaster, the board of inquiry declared the sub marine to have been a death trap. An official report from Honolulu says that the body recovered yester day was that of G. T. Ashcroft of Los Angeles, a gunner's mate. * f [ CYCLONE DOES DAMAGE ' WINNIPSG. Sept. 2. ? Great | damage was done by a cyclone j ! which swept Central and North- j 1 western Manitoba early today, i 1 No reports of loss of life were j I received, but property and crops ' ; In a wide section were sufferers. ! ?+ ALLIES CHEERED BY LATE NEWS; GAINSREPORTED LONDON, Sept. 2.?News from the Western front, from Athons and from the Dardanelles greatly cheered tho British public today. A dispatch from Paris says that four Turkish trans ports had been sunk In the Sea of Marmora, the version of General Ian Hamilton, of the recent heavy fighting In the Dardanelles is that the Allies made a great gain on Gallipoll, and from the Argonne district it Is report ed that a great loss of life occurred in tho German trenches during a 6 day bombardment by French artil lery. A small gain was reported. Greece With Allies. Official dispatches today from Ath ens reported that an agreement had been signed by the entente powers and Grooce, by which Greece agrees to take the strictest measures for the suppression of trade in contraband ar ticles. ALLEGED FORGER WOULD AID KAISER OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 2.?Otto Wer ner, a German, was arrested hero yes terday, charged with committing for gery in Chicago, Kansas City and In dianapolis. Werner said he wanted to raise $100,000 'to help the Kaiser." He had over $17,000 in cash on his person when arrested and had papers showing that he had secured $76, 000 additionally. FORGERIES MAKE AMERICAN PASSPORTS WORTHLESS PAPER CHICAGO, Sept. 2.? Robert Her rick, profossor of English literature, in the University of Chicago, Just re turned from abroad, says: "An American passport' Is a worthless piece of paper in France or England now since the Germans have proved so skillful at forging them. One can not travel Bafely In France unless one possesses a French passport, and to attempt to enter France with only an American passport is almost use loss. FRENCH GOVERNMENT TO BUILD FACTORY IN U. 8. BUFFALO, N. Y? Sept 2.? The French government Is back of the en terprise established at Depcw, a su burb of Buffala, which will build aeroplanes for the Allies. RUSSIA GETS EASTERN EQUIPMENT THROUGH CANAL PHILADELPHIA. Sept 2.?Fifteen locomotives, 5,000 tons of steel rails and other railroad equipment aggre gating 7,000 tons, part of a largo or der to Philadelphia firms from the Russian government, were being load ed on the British steamship St. Leon ard's Monday, which will sail for Vladivostok via the Panama canal, or may proceed to Archangel and unload there. The socond shipment is ex pected to be made on the Japanese steamship Indo Maru, due on Sept. 20. U. S. TO HAVE BIG GUNS IN FIELD ARTILLERY PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 2.?A rush order at the Philadelphia navy yard Monday for three of the 12-inch naval guns to be converted Into field how itzers for use In the army. Tremen dous tractors, with wheels 18 inches wide, such as are being used by the Germans, will be constructed to haul the artillery. COAL SHORTAGE EXPECTED BY PENNSYLVANIA ROAD PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 2.?Antici pating a shortage of coal during the coming fall and winter, the Pennsyl vania railroad is taking steps to pro tect Itself by storing thousands of tons at convenient points along the system. 7,500 MORE MEN ARE PUT AT WORK PITTSBURGH, Sopt 2 The Pitts burgh Coal Company has recently In creased Its working force at more than a dozen mines In the Pitts burgh district, adding 7500 employees. CHINESE IS SAID TO HAVE BEEN MURDERED SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 2.?It is reported here that Ah King, wealthy Chinese who was found dead in Sac ramento Monday, may have been the victim of a murderer who belonged to a rival Tong, although the Indications pointed to suicide. A letter written In Chinese to Ah King's associates were hinted at foul Play, ALASKA PACKERS' BOATS ARRIVING SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 2. ? The first ships of the Alaska Packers' fleet have arrived from Alaska, with largo cargoes of canned salmon. WAGES RAISED TODAY BOSTON, Sept. 2.?Smith & Wes son, revolver makers of Springfield, Mass., have increased wages 5 per cent, effective today. HALF MILLION OF HORSES AND MULES 8ENT TO EUROPE, WASHINGTON, Sept. 2.? To date 425,000 horses and mules have been shipped from the United States to European belligerents, it was given out by the bureau of animal Industry, of the department of agriculture, to day. The roport showed that cattle worth ninety millions of dollars had been destroyed by cattle-tick during the past ilscal year. MANY SHIPS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION LLOYD'S E8TIMATE 43 LONDON, Sept. 2.?Steamships ag gregating 170,605 tons are under con struction at the Philadelphia yards; at the Glasgow yards, 82 ships, with a tonnage of 353,923; at Newcastle 62 ships, with a tonnage of 270,854, at Belfast 24 ships, with 267,700 tons, Battleships and other naval craft are excluded, as Lloyd's Register gives the figures for merchant ships, on ly- ; WAR REDUCES TONNAGE ON VARIOU8 OCEANS LONDON, Sept 2.? Lloyd's report shows that the effective mercantile marine of the world was roduced by 667 vessels of 926,134 tons, of which 491 were steamers of 870.662 tons and 273 sailing vessels of 184,450 tons. This is due almost wholly to war operations. The United King dom lost 191 vessels of 229,170 tons by warships or by mines, while the figures for Germany are 13 vessels of 67,641 tons. Apart from the war, the greatest losses aro under the heading of "wrecked," 258 vessels of 288,470 tons. CHRONICLE FAVORS BRITI8H LOAN LONDON, SepL 2. ? The London Chronicle's financial expert in discus ing the exchange crisis favors a loan of $500,000,000, which, it is estimated, would cost the British government 5 % per cent. GREAT BRITAIN'S DEBT TO NEUTRALS GREATER LONDON, Sept. 2.? The British Board of Trade returns for July, com pleted one year of the war, show that owing almost entirely to reduced ex^, ports England owes $1,000,000,000 In excess of the previous year to neu tral, colonial and the Allied countries. AMERICANS TOO DUBIOUS ABOUT GIVING CREDIT ?? LONDON, Sept. 2.? Sir George Paish says that the Americans are blameable in part for the low price of British exchange at New York, and that they are curtailing their own trade. He says they are "too dubious about giving credit." ENGLISH "WOMEN ADOPT NOVEL PATRIOTIC METHODS LONDON, Sept. 2.? Many young women in London and other English cities are wearing around their an kles bright bands with such inscrip tions as: "Enlist today." "England needs you." "Kitchener is calling." CEREAL HARVESTS TO BE LARGER THIS YEAR ?*? ROME, Sept. 2.? Larger harvests of cereals than last year are forecast ed for the world's principal produc ing countries by the International In stitute of Agriculture at Rome. CANADA'S WHEAT HARVEST VALUED AT $400,000,000 MONTREAL, Sept. 2.?The Depart ment of Natural Resources of the Canadian Pacific Railroad estimates that the Canadian wheat crop Is be tween 220,000,000 and 225,000,000 bushels, valued at about $400,000,000. GERMAN CHEERS FOR BRITISH FISHING CRAFT IS SPARED COPENHAGEN, Sept. 2.? German cheers for men in the British navy is an unusual wartime Incident report-, ed from the North Sea by the Captain and crew of the German trawler Gud run, belonging in Altona, which has arrived at Esbjerg. The captain, relating the experience of . the trawler, .said that the Gunrun was stopped In the North Sea by the British squadron. He promptly got the boats ready and distributed life belts. believing bis ship was certain to be sunk. When the British seamen reached the trawler the captain begged for time to take to the boats, and ad mits tbnt ho was staggered at the short and pointed reply: "You can take the whole ship; we shall not harm you." The captain adds that the British left amid the hearty cheers of the greatly relieved Germans. BERLIN SEEKS AID OE NEUTRALS FOR PEACE; GIBBONS MEETS WILSON WASHINGTON, Sept. 2?Germany's obejct in presenting its note accept ing America's terms in the submarine controversy was primarily to Join forces with the United States in her efforts to establish freedom on the seas and to promulgate an early peace. This was the authoritative, though unofficial statement from the German embassy, to the United Press Asso ciation today. The settlement of the question of the principle at stake be tween the two governments was sec ondary, it was added. In other diplomatic quarters the be licf'was expressed that Berlin is very anxious for peace, if the terms could be arranged by a commlsion headed by President Woodrow Wilson or some other neutral executive. Gibbons Talks Peace Plans with the Preoldent. Cardinal James Gibbons of Balti more and President Wilson discussed plans by which peace could bo re stored in Europe, during a long con ference at the White House today. Great significance was at(tached to the meeting, as it follows closely the latest appeal for peace from His Holi ness, Pope Benedict. Cardinal Gib bons showed a message from the Pope, which sugested "that an organ ized attempt be made by neutral na tions to bring about peace in Eu rope." President Wilson received the mes sage with gratification and promised to do everything possible to attain the ends suggested by His Holiness. As the Cardinal departed from the White House he said:."All I can say is that I discussed the question of try ing to arrange peace among the war ring nations of Europe. I can only say that His Holiness gave mo a mes sage for the President but the nature of the message and everything that took place at the conference must re main a secret for the present I ex pressed my gratification to President for the happy ending of the United States' difficulties with Germany. At his hotel the Cardinal later told newspapermen that he had gone over a number of plans looking to the re establishing of peace, with the Presi dent, but that no definite arrangement had been agreed upon. SAYS SUBMARINE WHICH SANK ARABIC WAS CAUGHT IN NET NEW YORK, Sept. 2 ? That the German submarine which torpedoed and sapk the liner Arabic was caught In a steel net and her crow taken prisoners and are now in England, was the declaration today of an officer of the White Star liner Adriatic, which arrived this morning from Liv erpool. The officer further said that the British had captured fifty German submarines during the past sixty days. Survivors Reach New York. Thirty-five survivors of the Arabic arrived here on the steamship St. Paul today. They say no warning was given the vessel by the German sub marine. GERMANS CONDEMN SINKING OF LUSITANIA NEW YORK, Sept. 2.?Alphonze K. Koeble, president of the German American society of New York and honorary, president of the German American Alliance of the State of New York Just returned from Europe said the majority of the Germans condemned the sinking of the Lusti tania and were sorry for the loss of so many non-combatants. When asked what would be the at titude of the German-Americans if the United States and Germany went to war over the sinking of the Lusi tania and the Arabic, Mr. Koeble re plied: "It all depends. In a just cause they would stand behind America, but In an unjust cause they would not fight unless they took up arms against the United States." NEW NOTE TO GREAT BRITAIN BEING REWRITTEN BOSTON, Sept. 2.?A Boston Globe Washington dispatch says that the now American note to Great Britain on the interference with neutral trade probably will be redrafted be cause of the British order making contraband. It will probably treat at length on the question of the val idity under international law of Great Britain's recent action. It will lodge a formal protest against the placing of connon on the contraband list. PEGOUD KILLED. PARIS, Sept. 2.? Roports of tho death of Adolphe Pegoud, famous French airman, have been officially confirmed. Pegoud was attached to the aerial corps of tho 28th French Infantry. Mrs. O. W. Leafgreen is returning on the Spokane from LaGrande, Ore gon, where she has been visiting.