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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. VI. NO. 669. JUNEAU, AT.ASKA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15,1915. PRICE TEN CENTS. . RUSSIANS HAVE GERMAN RIGHT WING RETREATING PRESIDENT CONSENTS TO LOAN WASHINGTON. Sept 15. ? Assur ances that the administration consid ers the proposed billion dollar loan for the Allies in the United States is with in the limits of neutrality and that the government will not interfere in any way to the placing of the loan were unofficially made today from the White House. Information coming from New York today is that the loan to Great Brit ain and France will in all probability be made. As soon as the terms of the loan shall be decided upon it is understood that New York bankers are ready to undertake to handle them. Many Protests Being Made. WASHINGTON. Sept 15.?Protests against the placing of the proposed Anglo-French credit loan being ne gotiated In this country were received to<lpy at the White House from all sections of the United States. One man in Michigan wired that runs will be started on all banks participating in the loan that a business panic will be precipitated if the loan is made. TRUE EXCHANGE SITUATION NOT KNOWN IN LONDON LONDON, Sept. 15.?The true sit uation as to the demoralized condition of foreign exchange in New York was not understood in Great Britain ev en among bankers, according to the representatives of that country in the negotiations for a loan. This is on account of the rigor with which the censors have suppressed the news. They say if it had been known the British government would have been subjected to pressure long ago to place a loan in the United States. American bankers made it plain to the European agents that American bankers do not want gold, as they have more now than they can use. and that the increase of gold in the United States will continue rapldly whether there is a loan placer or not. i They only want securities that will be absorbed by the American people and produce a return. Americans Win; Security Charles M. Schwab and others are understood to be willing to meet the Allied governments in arranging for payment on contracts. A joint loan for the Allies may be devised, to which the leading munitions interests would subscribe substantial amounts. Pending the corralling of American. Argentine and other high grade se curities held in England and Prance, to be used at collateral for extensive advances by American bankers, an issue of short-date securities by the Allies may be made on terms to at tract American investors. Washington authorities are anxious to avoid any serious check to our foreign trade, and the new currency system will be made available where ever legally possible to assist in fa * cilitating the movement of American merchandise. France Could Spare Gold PARIS. Sept. 15?Senator E. Alm ond. "spokesman" of the finance com mittee of the French Senate, says: "France could send before the end of the war 1.500.000.000 francs in gold to the United States without affecting her financial position In Europe. While we can do this, we consider that the greatest service which can be render ed to France is to cooperate in sta bilizing the exchange market, which Americans can do to their own ad vantage as well as to ours by grant ing a loan, the proceeds of which would pay for supplies purchased in America. The only alternative is to submerge American banks with gold to meet all payments. This we can do as easily as was done a few years ago. when the Bank of France sent 100.000,000 francs to relieve the sit uation in Wall street. Gold is flow ing from individual French purses In to the Bank of France at the rate of 80.000,000 franc a weeks, and peas ants are subscribing to the national loan at a rate of 1.200.000.000 francs a month: of 1.800,000,000 francs each month, which France is spending on the war, 1,200,000,000 francs are us ed inside the country and 600.000.000 abroad: besides the gold reserve of 4.200.000.000 francs in the Bank of France, the government has another gold reserve of 5.000.000.000 francs in private banks." ENGLAND STILL AIDS SALE OF AMERICAN SECURITIES NEW YORK. Sept. 15.?A London cable says good prices are being paid for American stocks and bonds for remittance purposes. BRITISH GENERAL WOUNDED. LONDON. Sept. 15.?Brig.-Cen. H. G. Casson has been severely wounded in the fighting at the Dardanelles. + + + WEATHER REPORT + + ? * Maximum?66. * + Minimum?38. + * Cloudy?Rain?.34 in. ?fr * + *? + + ** + + ******.?> BRIBE IS OFFERED TO LABORERS TOLEDO, Sept. 15.?Gorman agent offered President O'Connor of the Longshoremen's National Organiza tion $135,000 If he would cause a one month's general strike on the Pacific and Atlantic docks, according to a declaration made today by O'Connor to delegates from the Great Lakes. He cautioned tho delegates to the convention not to bo mislead by the machinations of Austro - German agents. BERLIN DENIES RESPONSIBILITY FOR AGITATION BERLIN, Sept. 15. ? The German government today officially disclaimed any responsibility for the enclosing of pamphlets in German newspaper malls to the United State^ urging German Americans to destroy American mu nition factories. That such were en closed the German government admit ted, but it said that It was without the knowledge of the government Look for Early Agreement. WASHINGTON. Sept 15?An early settlement of American differences with Germany is looked for by those who know what have been the recom mendations of Count von Bernstorff. AMERICAN SHIP CHASED BY A j SUBMARINE I ?f? LONDON, Sept. 15.?The American liner St. Laul, flying tho Stars and Stripes, was chased by a German sub marine in the Irish sea today, accord-! ing to a dispatch received from Liver pool where the liner arrived. The captain of the St. Paul says he es caped with his ship only by steaming at a 20-knot clip for many miles. GERMAN BORN CITIZENS PRAISE WILSON'S POLICY - LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Sept. 15.?Res olutions indorsing the foreign poli cies of President Wilson and pledg ing anew their allegiance to the Unit ed States, were adopted unanimous ly today by delegates to the state convention of the German ? American Alliance. The resolutions declare: "No oth er bonds than those of memories of the past attach to Germany. They arc memories linked with the thoughts of the mothers before as and which | awaken our deep interest in the des tiny of Germany in this, her hour of affliction." FIGHT TO STOP SALE OF BONDS NEW YORK. Sept. 15?The cam paign against the flotation of a bil lion dollar loan to Great Britain and France appeared today to assume pro ' portions country-wide, threatening even the personal safety of the six members of the commission. Members of the commission, of which Lord Reading is chairman, doubted their body guards. It became ; known today that they have been re quested by the police of New York not to announce their plans in ad vance for any day, and in no Instance appear on the street without dcctec tives guarding them. More than 50 threatening letters have been reecived by members of the commission. Their contents run the scale from abuse to threats against I the lives of the commission members. ENGLAND MAY BUY FROM OTHER COUNTRIES NEW YORK, Sept. 15.? The Na tional City Bank, New York, in its September circular, in discussing the unprecedented depreciation in sterling exchange, says that steps are already under way in Great Britain for the revising of the customs duties in or ! der to cut down the purchases of the British people abroad and also that the Allies are holding back their customary purchases of our wheat in the hopes that ihe Dardanelles will be forced this winter. t j > GEN. RIPLEY DEAD. I ?fr it UT LAND, VC? Sept. 15.?Brig. Gen. Edward Ripley, who lead the first brigade of Federal troops into Rich mond. is dead. TWO MORE AMERICANS STEAMERS TO BUILD BOSTON. Sept. 15.? Crowell and Thorlew Steamship Company of Bos ton has awarded to the Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company a contract for the construction of two freight steamships, to cost approxi mately $1,000,000 each. "AH the News All the Time." MEXICANS FIRE ON AMERICANS IN TEXAS TOWN LAREDO, Tex., Sept. 15.?Mexicans hidden In the brush on the Mexican side of tho border last night fired 50 shots into the town of Simon, 20 miles up the river from Laredo, forc ing the residents to desert tho town. Workmen at the irrigation pumping plants fled and hurry calls were sent for troops. Cavalry from Dolores was rushed to tho scene, but thero was no further shooting. All the cavalry stationed at Fort Mcintosh was ordered out to patrol the border in every direction. AMERICANS TAKE HAITIEN TOWNS ?+? WASHINGTON. Sept 16.?Admiral Caperton today reported from Haytl that American marines had landed from the Sacramento at Jacmel and Lecayes and had taken over the cus toms houses at those places. The oc cupation of these town makes nine towns in American hands, and practi cally all of the governmental revenues are now being collected by represen tatives of the United States. *? * MAN KILLED AT THE MAMIE MINE HADLEY. Sept. 15. ? Dick MUke. a miner, was instantly killed at the Mamie mine today when he drilled into a loaded hole which exploded. He has a wife in Seattle. 4 4 HEAVY RAINS CAUSE JAMS AT FAIRBANKS FAIRBANKS, Sept. 15.? Heavy rains for the last two days caused a quantity of driftwood to lodge above the brldgo at Caterpillar. Mixed In the driftwood was a raft of cordwood consisting of more than 200 cords. A half hundred men gathered a win ter's supply of wood while removing the Jam for the purpose of saving the bridge. The whole town watched the work on the jam. The debris was cleared* away yesterday, and the bridge was saved. FAIRBANKS STEAMER SAID TO BE SUNK ?+? FAIRBANKS, Sept. 18.?The steam er Shushanna is reported to have sunk on the Tolovana river two miles be low the log jam which marks the head of navigation on that stream. RIGGS TO LEAVE FOR OUTSIDE AND RETURN WITH FAMILY FAIRBANKS. Sept. 15.? Thomas Rlggs, Jr., member of the Alaska en gineering commission, will leave Fairbanks in three weeks for the Out side to attend to business. He says that he will then return to Fairbanks with his family and make this city his home. Coal at Fairbanks In Two Years Mr. Rlggs said yesterday that the government railroad will be bringing coal into Fairbanks within two years. NEITHER SIDE LIKES OUR NEUTRALITY SEATTLE, Sept. 15.?Late Young, editor and proprietor of the Des Moines Capital, who has served as a war correspondent on both the west ern front In France and the eastern front in Galicia and Poland says AmJ erican neutrality does not please eith er the Teutons or the Allies. Young was United States Senator from Iowa, having been appointed by the Governor to succeed the late Sen ator J. P. Dolliver, but was defeated for the election by W. P. Kenyon. Young represented the most conserv ative element of tho party. He is on his way to the San Francisco exposi tion. NEW YORK HOTELS PROFIT FROM STAY AT HOME POLICY NEW YORK, Sept. 15.?New York hotels are doing a larger business than for any September in the history of the country, due it is claimed, to the circumstance that so few Ameri cans have gone abroad this year. Thousands of Americans from the West who would have been In Eur ope if it had not been for the war in Europe. CAPT. W. H. FERGUSON IS DANGERIOUSLY ILL SEATTLE. Sept. 15.?Capt. Walter H. Ferguson, well known in Alaska, and formerly United States Commis sioner at Council, is dangerously ill at Providence Hospital in this city Capt. Ferguson lived for many years at Nome. "He has been prominent ir the Arctic Brotherhood. FRANK M. WEISTLING DIES AT SEATTLE SEATTLE, Sept. 15.?Frank M Welstling, a pioneer lawyer of thii city, died here last night. Ho came t< Seattle before the fire in 1889. ROUMANIA PREPARING EOR WAR ROME, Sept. 15.?Roumania today ordered a mobilization of her army against Austria according to ad vices received this evening from Ath ens. The full war strength of the army will be mobilized, and troops are now being hurried to the Austrian frontier. The belief continues here that Bul garia and Roumania will adjust their differences without difficulty, and that she will In the end join Rouman ia which Is believed to have definite ly determined upon war against Aus tria. TO WAIT FOR WAR EVENTS TO DECIDE ON NAVY WASHINGTON, Sept. 15?Signifi cance Is attached to a statement made by a high official that the naval con struction program will not be defi nitely determined until late in Octo ber. He declared that by that time probably the United States govern ment would know approximately what should bo the romaining strength in Europe against which the United States in the future would havo to be matched. Inferences from these statements by other officials are that the inside sources of the Administration be lieve that the European war will be over by tho end of October, or that the end will be very near at band. The result of conferences which have been held within the past two days on defense plans indicato that there will bo a concentration of the efforts of the Navj-Department to get battleships and submarines. **************** * * * RECORD CROP IN * + NORTH PACIFIC + + ?? * Portland, Ore.. Sept. 1<J- ? * + The Pacific Northwest this + * year has harvested 119,200,000 * + bushels of grain compared with + + 111,400,000 bushels a year ago. + ?fr This is the greatest grain * * crop that was ever grown in 4 + the Northwest. Tho harvest + + has been completed now, and * * definite figures are available. + * * **************** STEEL WAR ORDERS. ?t? NEW YORK, Sept. 15.?Tho East em Steel Company has closed a con tract for 16,000 tons of steel bars for conversion into shells. The price ob tained was considerably above the re cent quotations. LIPTON TO PAY FOR STOCK LOSSES LONDON. SepL 15.? Sir Thomas Lipton will pay $1,250,000 out of his own pocket to make good the defic iencies in capital account and stocks of the Lipton Limited, of which he is the founder and chairman on ac count of depreciation of values. TWO MORE CONCERNS TO MAKE DYESTUFFS PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 15.?Beside tho Du Pont Powder Company, the General Chemical Company is consid ering the advisability of beginning tho production of dyestuffs on an ex tensive scale. CHILE WANTS TO BORROW $5,000,000 NEW YORK, Sept. 15.?The Chil ean government Is said to be negotiat ing a $5,000,000 loan in New York. STEAMERS NORTHBOUND. SEATTLE, Sept. 15?Advance book ings on the Spokane which leaves Se attle tonight include E. D. Peteis, Al fred Fossberg, F. W. Foyloy, Grace Astorberg, Mrs. Alfred Berry, Robert Smith and wife and three steerage. More on Mariposa. SEATTLE, Sept. 15.?The addtion ai bookings for the Mariposa, which sailed last night, were as follows:Dora A. Polly, Angelo Chrissages, R. W. Whitney, Paul Peterson, J. M. Brown, Mrs. Louis Moe, H. H. Murray, P. C. Feldkamp, Mrs. E. M. Keenan, M. S. Whittier and wife and children, Arch ie Shields, J. E. Bernhofer, H. D. Mc , Clellan and 3 steerage. 4 f "ITUNA" DAMAGED. , The private yacht Ituna, own ed by Fred Vogel of Los Ange I les, was damaged yesterday at Petersburg, when the steamship i City of Seattle brushed her. It i was a question of the larger boat j going on the beach or striking | the yacht, according to officers of | City of Seattle. The Ituna's forepeak was bad- j . [ ly smashed. Repairs will me ' i j made to the yacht at Petersburg, j ' I 4 4 ENGLAND SPENDS | $3,500,000 DAILY IN THE WAR LONDON, Sept. 16.?With masked high anglo guns on Its roof and the roofs of adjoining bnildings for the purpose of resisting possible attacks by German Zeppelins the Parliament building ?was Jammed full with en thusiastic people who had assembled for tho purposo of hearing Premier Asquith discuss war finances and Earl Kitchener to talk of the military operations. Asquith moved a war credit of $250, 000,000. He announced that from July 18 until September 11 the dally net expenditure for the war had been $3,500,000. Tho sum was much less than hus been quoted in dispatches to tho United States. Asquith repeated that he Is opposed to the policy of conscription to se cure troops, though he said that the plan is a matter of almost dally con sideration. Asquith said that the other coun tries of Europo had practically resort ed to conscription. Germany, he said, had added all men and boys between the ages of 18 and 54 years to the army, which, he said, amounted to conscription. Similar conditions ob tain In Austria and France, and Eng land might bo forced to resort to it War Costa $6,500,000,000. LONDON, Sept. 15.?The seventh war credit asked for today increases the total that has been expended in the war to $6,500,0000,000. ENGLAND WON'T PERMIT TRADE WITH GERMANS WASHINGTON. Sept IB?The Brit ish government has given Intimation that she will indefinitely delay per mission for the shipment of American owned H?odo of Oorman origin though tuey be shipped to the United States from neutral ports. Under the British regulation It docs not matter whether the American own ership of the German goods was ac quired in neutral countries through purchase from neutral merchants and brokers. It has been represented by American importers that most of the American owned goods of German or igin at Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Copen hagen and elsewhere were purchased after the German ownership had ceased through sales to citizens of the neutral nations in which the Am ericans made their purchases. Great Britain has agreed that where the purchases and delivery were made before the beginning of the war goods may be sold for re-export and ship ments will not be Interfered with. It is England's purpose that German goods made or sold since the begin ning of the war cannot enter trade anywhere that she can prevent. SENATOR LEWIS OFF TO GERMANY TO AID CHICAGO JEWS WASHINGTON, Sept. 15.? United States Senator James Hamilton Lewis of Illinois sails on the Holland-Ameri can liner Ryndam for Germany In an effort to obtain the release from Ger man prison catnps of Jews who have relatives In Chicago. Failing through correspondence to aid the Interned kinsmen of his con stituents, Senator Lewis decided to make a personal appeal to the Ger man authorities. Senator Lewis has been provided with credentials and a special pass port by Secretary of State Lansing, which ho believes will enable him to reach Berlin without delay or incon venience. He expects to return to the United States and November first. LANSING ASKS FOR RELEASE OF GOODS WASHINGTON. Sept. 15?New de mands upon Great Britain for the re lease of German goods held in Hoi lanr which are bound for the United States were ordered today by the State Department cables to American Ambassador Walter H. Pago In Lon don. Ho was Instructed to obtain at once and forward to Secretary of State Robert Lansing an explanation as to why the British government has failed to keep its promise to give safe conduct to these goods. NEW LINE IS COMPLETED OTTAWA, Sept. 15.?From the en trance of the Montreal tunnel to Van couver the new transcontinental line of the Canadian Northern railroad is ready for traffic and trains are now running. Sir William Mackenzie made the first trip over the line in his private car. TEAM8TERS FIGHT AND ONE IS FALTALLY WOUNDED SEATTLE, Sept. 15.?Charles Smith a teamster, was fatally wounded as the result of a fight with F. R. Allen, also a teamster. The men quaralled and a fight ensued with the stated re sult. * * GERMAN CROWN PRINCE INSANE LONDON, Sept. 15. ? Sensa tional reports coming through German sources have been re ceived hero by way of Rotter dam saying that the German Crown Prlnco is suffering from mental abbcrration as a result of worry over the campaign. It is said that ho feels deeply his Inability to capturo Verdun. While tho report finds believ ers in many circles it is uncon firmed. + + BRITISH LOSSES ARE VERY LARGE LONDON, Sept. 15.? It was stated in the Commons yesterday by the gov ernment that tho British losses in killed, wounded and missing from the beginning of the war until August 21, wero 381,983 officers and men. Tho heaviest losses had been on the Bel gian and French front, though the losses In Turkey were also large. FRANCE TO HOLD ALL MAIL TWO DAYS PARIS, Sept. 15.?All transatlantic as well as English, French and Swiss mail will be held hereafter by the French postal authorities for two days before being forwarded. The purpose is to delay the forwarding of letters which may contain military In telligence. RUSSIA PLACES ABOUT $100,000,000 ORDERS IN CANADA NEW YORK, Sept. 15.?Nathaniel Curroy, president of the Canadian Car & Foundry Company, said that his company had booked more than $100, 000,000 of war orders for the Russian government. DUTCH LIKE AMERICAN AIRCRAFT BEST ? NEW YORK, Sept. 15.? Lieuten ant-Commander Van Steyn, of the Dutch navy, who arrived on the Noor dam from Rotterdam says: "I have a commission to purchase aeroplanes and hydroplanes for Hol land from American manufacturers. From observations during the war we have concluded that the American aeroplanes and hydroplnnos are by far the best. All the machines will bo used by Holland as a part of the na tional defence improvement now be ing undertaken there. We do not in tend to enter any war, but wish to be prepared." OREGON WOMAN PARONED. ??? LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 15.? Mrs. Eliza Piluso, of oPrtland, Ore., was pardoned from the State peni tentiary by Gov. George W. Hays on condition that she return to her chil dren at Portland. Mrs. Piluso was sentenced to three years imprisonment last July after she pleaded guilty to aiding Frank Ricci swindle Louis Repittl of Little Rock to the amount of $7,000. U. S. CONDITIONS ARE PROSPEROUS NEW YORK. Sept. 15.?The United States, as a whole, is in a prosperous condition, the American Exchange National Bank, N. Y., finds after col lating reports from over 1,000 repre sentative bankers and business men throughout the country. GEORGE CLINE DIES ON STEAMER HUMBOLDT SEATTLE, Sept. 15.?George Cllne, a Fairbanks miner for 14 years, died last night aboard the steamer Hum boldt which arrived here this after noon. Mr. Cllno has been suffering for years from asthma and passed away while the steamer was crosisng the Gulf of Georgia. Clinc was about 45 years of age and was engaged in mining for years on Lower Cleary Creek. SOUTH CAROLINA IS ADDED TO DRY COLUMN OF STATES COLUMBIA, S. C.. Sept. 15. ?South Carolina wns added to the prohibition StateH at yesterday's election when by a majority that may reach 40,000 the people adopted an amendment pro viding for the prohibition of the li quor traffic on and after January 1st. STOCK QUOTATIONS. NEW YORK, Sept. 15.?Alaska Gold closed to day at 33, Chino 45, Ray 22?j. Utah Copper 07, Butto and Su perior CCV4 Copper metal is quoted at 17%. You saw it first Ju The Empire. RUSSIANS TURN ON] TEUTONS IN GALICIA AND POLAND AND WIN PETROGRAD, Sept. 15.?Two sud den Russian flanking movements to day endanger the Teuton right wing in Poland and on south through Bu kowina. The movements have result ed in crushing defeats both in Poland and in southern Gallcla. The Teuton ic forces in southern Poland are in rapid retreat, and the attacks against them# by the Russians in the section farther south have hurled them back with a loss exceeding 20,000 In killed and wounded, and more than 13,000 prisoners have fallen Into Rus sian hands. According to the official announce ment the coup was planned and exe cuted by Gen. Ivankoff. The receipt of the news of the decisive victories this afternoon created unbounded en thusiasm In this city. Bells are ring ing In many of the churches of Petro* grad, and thousands of the populace are gathered In the streets cheering for the army. GENERAL ENGAGEMENT ALONG SOUTH WING Late dispatches coming In this eve ning Indicate that the Russian attacks against the German and Austrian forces which constitute the right wing of the long Teutonic line that extends from the Baltic to southern Galicia has been general, and the fighting has been even more severe and more suc cessful in Galicia and Bukowina than In southern Paland where It is claim ed that the Teutonic forces are in danger of losing whole sectors south ward of the Pripet marsh region. The Teutons are hastily retreating to Stry pa which the Russians on that front are attacking with the utmost fury. Gen. Ivankoff is given entire credit for turning the tables against the here tofore constantly advancing enemy. IMPORTANCE OF RUSSIAN VICTORY GROWING. London, Sept. 15.?Late news from various sources Indicate that the Rus sian attacks against the German and Austrian right on the east front Is even stronger than the early ac counts of their decisive victories would Indicate. It Is believed the at tacks are part of a general offensive movement. Dispatches received at Geneva, Switzerland from Czemowitz, the capital of Bukowina, by the Trl buna says that heavy cannonading along the Dnelster can be heard. The dispatches say that the.Teutons have been repulsed by the terrific Russian thrusts between Budzanow and Buc zacz, and are In hurried retreat to ward Stanllaus. In the Dubno region the Russians are also on the offensive, and are throwing the Austrlans and Germans back toward Ikwa. The Teutonic re treat in this region followed severe fighting in which the casualties of the Germanic allies were heavy. RUSSIAN OFFENSIVE CREATES ENTHUSIASM. The unexpected announcement of the terrific Russian attacks along the whole southern front In the eastern war zone, which caused the enemy to give way in a dozen different sections after suffering heavy losses has caus ed great rejoicing in both London and Paris. It is believed here that with the as sistance that Japan is rendering and the gerat shipments of ammunition, ordnance and Infantry rifles that have been made to Russia through the Arc tic, that there is every reason to be lieve that the Petrograd statement that Russian forces in the field are now sufficiently strong to maintain a continuous offensive movement. MORGAN PAYS $100,000,000 A MONTH FOR MUNITIONS NEW YORK, Sept. 15.?It is esti mated that war order payments made through J. P. Morgan and Company, alone amount to $100,000,000 a month. Up to the present time the payment on every war order has been made promptly and in gold, but it is gener ally admitted that all of the Allies would prefer to secure more favorable terms for the payments and conserve their gold resources. HORSES AND MULES TO GO FROM BOSTON ? NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 15.? Local stock dealers who for months have been rushing cargoes of horses out of Norfolk and Newport News for tho English army, announce that the future shipments will be made from Boston, owing to better shipping fa cilities and shorter distances. Un filled contracts call for between 60, 000 and 65,000 horses and mules. Tho majority will go to points on the French coast. POPE MAY MOVE FOR PEACE AGAIN NEW YORK, Sept. 15.?A Rome ca ble says that Pope Benedict is pre paring a new document with a view to inducing the belligerent nations and their rulers to conclude peace. It Is asserted that neutral countries will be approached with a vew to ob taining their support- of tho step which the Pope is about to take.