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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
^55=55 VOL. VI., NO. 672. JUNEAU, ALASKA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBE R 18, 1915. PKICE TEN CENTS. VILLA STRONGHOLD AWAITS INVADERS' ENTRANCE ' i i I THIRTY TO TRIP THRO' HOTSANDS At seven o'clock tonight about 30 Alaska Masons who have reached either the 32d degree or the Knight Templar Rite, will begin a stampede across the hot sands of the desert. At about 11 o'clock, with feet probably blistered but with joy in their hearts, the novitiates twll have become tried and true members of Nile Temple, (Seattle) Mystic Shrine. Potentate Joseph A. Swalwell. of Nile Temple, reached Juneau this morning on the Mariposa, accompan ied by John Rex Thompson, A. Bald win. William M. Pease. Walter Faust,, and John C. Watrons, members of his offlcial divan, who will assist in theI ceremonial. They are registered at: the Gastineau. Four dray loads of degree para phernalia were taken to Elks' hall this morning and this afternoon the hall had been converted into a realm of mystery peculiar to Masonry. Fol lowing the ceremonial a banquet will be spread in Babcock's Cafe, at which covers will be laid for one hun dred. including the class, the Nile visitors, and local Shriners. For the ceremonial the following Shriners have been designated: Potentate. Joseph A. Swalwell; Past Potentate. John Rex Thompson; Chief Rabban. John T. Reed; Assist ant Rabban. W. M. Pease: Oriental Guide. John C. Watrous; High Priest and Prophet, John Rex Thompson; First Ceremonial Master. Walter Faust; Second Ceremonial Master. John L. Museth; First Alchemist. Lloyd V. Winter; Second Alchemist. C. H. Passells; Marshal, G. W. Evans; Captain of the Guard, H. H. Post: Treasurer-Recorder. David J. Kinzie. The visiting Nobles will leave Ju neau probably on the Admiral Farra gut. due tomorrow, or may wait until j the Northwestern sails South next week. ENGINEERS HAVE NARROW ESCAPE George B. Smith, J. E. Harton and A. H. Bradford, mining engineers, had a narrow escape from death this afternoon in an open-launch two miles below Thane. With their en gine "dead,' 'and the launch drifting aimlessly, the cannery tender War rior came by at full speed. The swell from the Warrior's propeller swamp ed the smal (launch. By dint of the hardest kind of work the men succeed ed in getting enough water out of the, boat to prevent her sinking. They then rowed the derelict to the beach and were taken care of at the Alaska Gold Belt camp. They returned to Juneau this after noon and will leave tonight on a larg er boat for Sum Dum. whither they were bound this morning. The launch is owned by Jack Llttlepage. TO EXAMINE PROPERTY. * A. H. Bradford, J. E. Horton and George B. Smith went to Sum Duni today, to make an examination of mining property owned by John Mei er. RETURNING FROM EXPO. Mr. and Mrs. Bart Thane and daugh ter and Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Shackle ford and children will return Septem ber 27 from San Francisco, according to Roy Whitney, Mr. Thane's chauff eur, who returned from Seattle today. ARCHIE SHIELDS HERE. ?*? Archie Shields, of Seattle, who was associated with the late M. J. Heney. in various Alaskan projects, is a visi tor in the city. He arrived today. MARIPOSA ARRIVES. ??? The steamship Mariposa arrived at 3:30 this morning from Seattle. Her passengers for Juneau included the following named: Miss Ethe] Ma hone. W. G. Goldfleld. J. A. Polly. Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Nelson, Mrs. E. Val entine. Miss Madeline Valentine. Roy Whitney. A. Baldwin. W. F. Faust. W. M. Pease. M. M. McQuesten, Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Whlttier and children. John Rex Thompson. Joseph P Swal well, John C. Watrous. J. M. Brown, Mrs. Ned Moe. Miss Helen Moe. H. H. Murray. P. C. Feldkamp. E. P. Honstan. Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Salonka. Mrs. C. M. Keenan. J. B. Blrnshofer. M. E. Russc 11. Dan Russell, H. D. Mc Clellan. KEHOE AGAIN PURSER. Thomas J. Kehoe has returned to his position as purser of the steamship Admiral Evans, having abandoned his idea of entering into a brokerage business here. * + ** + + + ***** + + * + + + WEATHER REPORT + + + 4? Maximum?52. + Minimum?35. ? ?> Cloudy; rain?.37 in. 4* * * FINN TRIES ESCAPE EROM TRIAL; SHOT While trying to break from the cus tody of officials at Tenakee yesterday afternoon Mat Miller, a Pinlander, was shot between the shoulders by Depu ty Marshal Joseph Armstrong in the discharge of his duty, and is today In St Ann's hospital here in a very crit ical condition. Miller had been accused of stealing a boat he claimed he had borrowed and was being given a hearing before the United States Commissioner at Tenakee when he bolted from the room. Threo times Miller pulled the trigger of a pistol which he carried but the weapon failed to shoot Dr. P. Wilberforce attended Miller immediately after the shooting and re moved a part of the thyroid gland, which had been injured by the bullet Shortly after the trouble Dr. Wilber force brought the injured man to Ju neau on the Georgia and took him to St Ann's hospital. "It is only a mir acle that the man lived," said Dr. Wilberforce today. "The bullet was deflected and pierced the throat, with out really doing any very serious dam age. I have never seen anything like it before in all my experience." Speaking of the fracas. Dr. Wilber force stated that the whole trouble seemed to have arisen out of a misun derstanding between Miller and an other man named Gringson. Miller is about 27 years of age. While in the hospital he will be un der the care of Dr. L. O. Sloane. NEW WHARF OPEN FOR INSPECTION Femmer and Rltter's new $10,000 wharf and warehouse has been com pleted. and will bo open for inspection of the public all day tomorrow. The wharf and warehouse, located on Wil loughby avenue, will be utilzled by Femmer and Ritter as a depot for their coal and other business. The wharf is aircday open for business and coal orders are being filled from it. The first consignment of coal was dis charged there this morning by the Re dondo. The new Femmer and Ritter wharf and warehouse, owned by D. B. Fem mer and L. M. Ritter, constitute a sub stantial addition to Juneau's water front facilities. It has a frontage of 50 feet, and an approach, much of which is available for docking ves sels of 250 feet. It extends to deep water, and all classes of vessels, may dock at the wharf. Excellent facilities for discharging cargo have been arranged, including a double track for coal trucks. The facilities for storing and handling coal are excellent, and include a well appointed weighing room. D. B. Femmer and L. M. Ritter have speclaly invited all of their friends, customers and others to inspect their new property tomorrow. DR. CONDIT BACK FROM PRESBYTERY ?+? Rev. J. H. Condlt. D.D.. superin tendent of mission for the Presbyter ian church in Alaska, returned from Knik where he had been in attend ance at the Presbytery of Alaska, en thused over the activity at Anchor age. The Presbytery made arrange ments for the establishment of a church at Anchorage, where a tempo rary structure will be erected on the two lots acquired by the Presbyterian churcb at the time of the lot sale there. Rev. J. L. McBridc. of Cordova, has been transferred to Anchorage, where he will hold services regularly dur ing the winter. He will be the only Protestant clergyman at that place. The vacancy at Cordova will be sup plied at the earliest possible date by Dr. Cone it. The Presbytery of the Yukon in cludes all of Alaska except Southeast ern Alaska which constitutes the 1 Presbytery of Alaska. As far as area is concerned it is the largest Presby tery in the United States, and, of course, the attendance was small. It was ascertained, however, that its af fairs are in good condition. Dr. F. Spence, recently sent to Point Barr row. the northerraost mission on the continent, was accepted into the Presbytery. Dr. Condit Goes to Synod. Dr. Condit will leave on the Jeifer son Monday for Tacoma where he will attend the meeting of the Synod of Washington as a delegate from the Presbytery of Alaska. Dr. R. J. Di ven. of Sitka, is the delegate from the Presbytery of Alaska. Ho will ac | company Dr. Condit. + 99 RETURNS WITH BRIDE. NT. G. Nelson, well-known merchant, returned today on the Mariposa from his wedding trip. His bride was Miss | Johanna Warloe of Seattle. The cer emony was performed at Seattle on i September 3, at the Norwegian Lu theran church parsonage, the Rev. Mr. i H. A. Stubb officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson made a honeymoon trip to the Cascades. CARNIVAL TO CLOSE. ?*? The Midsummer Carnival will close tomorrow nighL Tonight is "masque ball" night TO SHOOT RENEGADES AT SIGHT BROWNSVILLE, Tex., Sept 18.? Orders were Issued to United States troops today to "shoot on sight any Mexican caught firing across tho bor der." ?? It was announced today that during yesterday's battle, fifteen Mexicans woro killed. No American was hit CONFEREES WANT MEXICO NORMAL, THEN RECOGNITION NEW YORK, Sept 18. ? Secretary Lansing and the Pan-American di plomats continued their efforts to solve the Mexican problem today at a conference in the Hotel Biltmore. Their accepted policy was that event ually the Mexican party which can demonstrate its superior strength and its ability to enforce a stable govern ment shall be given tho support and recognition of the United States and Pan-American republics. FEDERAL JAIL IS TO BE ERECTED ANCHORAGE, Sept. 17.?U. S. Mar shal James Brenncman announces that work on the fedoral Jail will be gin immediately. It will bo built after the general stylo of the Crescent ho tel, although it will be somewhat lar ger?28x60 feet It will contain neat office quarters for the officer in charge. Deputy Marshal Wad ell, quar ters for his force, and Jail acommoda tlons. It will be built in the federal block east of the postofflce building. The marshal Bays that next season a beau tiful lawn will be made on the grounds surrounding the structure, making it the beauty spot of the town. HOSPITAL FOR NEW TOWN ANCHORAGE, Sept. 17.?A public hospital will be erected in Anchorage, for the accommodation of those re quiring need of such an Institution. Dr. D. L. Carmichael and Dr. K. O. Kyvig are taking the initiative in the matter, realizing the necessity of an Institution of this character. The plans, which will call for the construction of a building 30x40 feet, substantially made. It will have ac commodations for six patients at one time, an operating room and office quarters. Work on the building it is planned will begin at an early date. It willj be erected on lot 11, block 44. new townsite. STEAMER SINKS IN THE TOLOVANA FAIRBANKS. Sept. 18?The steam er Suhshanna has sunk in the Tolo vana river, thirty miles below the log jam. Thirty tons of freight which she carried was saved. Caches Lost. I The Tolovana River flood has de ? stroyed about fifty tons of supplies , cached by minors at various points | : along the river. FIRST DEATH OCCURS AT RAILROAD CITY Death claimed tko first victim at Anchorage last week when John Mathison passed away shortly after an operation for appendicitis. Mathi son was 38 years of age, and a brother of Claude Mathison of Seward. According to the Cook's Inlet Pion eer Mathison was horn at Gordon, Texas, April 2. 1881. With his par ents, brothers and sisters he came to Alaska sixteen years ago and settled at Hope" Alaska, where the family engaged in placer mining under the name of the Mathison Mining corn pan. The father is now at Gordon, Texas. The mother and two brothers and sis ters reside at Hope. A half brother lives at Seward. OAKLEY CLEARED OF CONSPIRACY CHARGE According to a notice received in the local land office this morning, the commissioner of the general office has affirmed the decision of the local offi cers in regard to the case of the United States against Horace Oakley and George M. Seward, two claimants of the Watson group of coal claims in the Matanuska distrcit. REACHES MANILA. Mrs. C. Gambourg-Andresen has reached Manila, P. I., where she Join ed her husband, an army officer. Mrs. Andresen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Stowcll of Juneau. KIMBALL WINS RACE. Mark Kimball won the "roller coast er" race for boys by defeating a field of eleven, at 1 o'clock this afternoon, over a course from the New Cain ho tel to Burford's. His prize was one of the coasters. The race was held under the auspices of the Britt drug store. Rene Cosgrovc. Hugh Galla gher, Jack Kissel, W. A. Hohhcimer, Dolly Gray, George Burford, \V. H. Seeley and Chief of Police Sliter were officials. NEW POLAR LAND EOUND BY JEXPLORER NEW YORK, Sopt. 18.?Explorers and geographers aro directing their attention to. the new land, "Banks land," which Stefansson reported to the Canadian government that ho had discovered. STEFANSSON TO SPEND WINTER ' AT BANKSLAND NOME, Alaska, Sept. 18.? Vilhjal mar Stefansson, the famous explorer, who has just been found at Banksland after having been given up for dead, will spond the winter at that placo, with Vork Vorkenson and Ole Ander son, his companions. Ho has the pow er schooner Polar Bear, which he pur chased from Captain Louis Lane, and will use It in his crulsos next spring, when the ice breaks. Captain Lane purchased another boat, the North Star, and Is on his way to Nomo from' Horschel Island, according to Captain Cottle, of the power boat Ruby, which has the distinction of finding Stefans son and his companions. SVERDRUP FAILS TO FIND EXPORERS LONDON, Sopt. 18.?The Arctic ex pedition headed by Capt. Otto Svcrd rup, which has been searching for the lost Russian explorers, Rosanoft and Bruslloff, has arrived at Archan gel, it was 'reported today. No trace of the missing men was discovered. YOGA CULT DEVOTEE IS SENTENCED FOR EMBEZZLING $900 SEATTLE. Sept. 18.?A. J. Spcck ert, a member of the Yoga faith, was sentenced today to serve from six months to fifteen years in the State penitentiary, for embezzling nine hundred dollars belonging to Benja min King, a client. RATIFICATION OF HAYTIEN TREATY IS ANTICIPATED WASHINGTON, Sept. 18. ? Early ratification by Haytl, of the treaty by which the United States would estab lish a financial protectorate over the republic, is confidently expected by tho administration. TRENNCH DIGGERS FIND BURIED FRENCH RICHES NANCY, France, Sept. 18. ? While digging trenches In the forest of Chempenous. French soldiers today discovered a hoard of French coins of the early 17th century. The ancient treasure had evidently been burled there at the time of the French entry into Lorraine under Louis XIII during whose regime the law provided that half the treasures of war should go to the state and half to the soldiers who discovered tho booty. BURGES HEADS THE IRRIGATION CONGRESS SACRAMENTO. Sept. 18.?Richard F. Burges of El Paso today was chos en president of the International Ir-I rigation Congress, which is closing its session here. ?. ? ? MRS. HARRIMAN HAS A DIFFERENT REPORT SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18.?Mrs. J. Borden Harriman, a member of the commission on industrial relations an nounced today slio would present to Congress a separate report on the find ings of the commission. ? ? ? CATHOLIC BISHOP DIES. ?+? SAN DIEGO. Sept. 18?The Rt. Rev. Thomas J. Conaty, for many years bishop of the Catholic diocese of Los Angeles, died last night at Coronado. Heart failure was the cause of his death. DRUNKEN MINER IS BLAMED FOR VALDEZ EXPLOSION VALDEZ, Sept. 17.?A powder house containing a ton and a half of powder at the Granby Mine on Hobo Bay was destroyed by explosion yesterday. Joe Domezie, an employee of the mine; who was recently discharged by Sup erintendent Millard was arrested and charged with the crime. Domezle had made several threats to blow up the powder house in order to avenge his being discharged, and had been drinking heavily before the explosion occurred. Slight damage was done to the mill buildings, but there were no casualftlcs. + $200,000,000 ?MILITARY. Washington, Sept. 18. ? Secre- ' tary Garrison, of the war depart- | ' ment, confirmed today the re- | ] ports that he would ask two hun- 1 1 drod millions of dollars of Con- | ' gress, for strengthening the 1 ' military defenses of the Unit | ed States. I WAR LOAN MANEUVERS HIT SNAG NEW YORK, Sept. 18.?The Allies' borrowing commission has failed to agree on the question whether muni tions of war Bball be included among the United States exports to be paid for by the proceods of the proposed billion dollar loan. The British and French financial representatives met in secret again today, in an effort to adjust their dif ferences. J. P. Morgan, in an inter-! view said: "I think an agreement will be reached by tho commission ers. The question boforo them Ib this?'Shall tho big credit of a bil lion dollars, more or less, provide funds to pay for munitions of war as well as wheat, cotton and other com modities, or shall a separate and dis tinct method be adopted in settling the bills for rifles, shrapnel, war automobiles, aeroplanes and other items coming under tho meaning of tho word munitions?'" AMERICANS MAY LEAD IN FINANCE NEW YORK, Sept. 18.?Sir George Palsh says: "United States faces a superb opportunity to become the money market of the world. It de pends solely upon her ability to seize the opportunity whether she develops Into an international money market that will outlast the war and place her In a new role among the world powers." WASHINGTON, Sopt. 18.?Improv ed business conditions are indicated by the Increased demands for paper money, according to treasury ofllclals. PITTSBURGH BANKERS GET AMERICAN MONEY PITTSBURGH, Sept. 18.? Pitts burgh bankers say that practically all of the European orders placed so far In this district have been on tho bas is of American dollars, with payment to be mode. FRENCH BANKS TO SEND SECURITIES TO U. S. NEW YORK, Sept. 18.?The New York American says that tho Paris banks have arranged among them selves to place in New York $50,000 000 American stocks and bonds, to be Bold for credit account. BRITISH SELL STOCKS ON NEW YORK EXCHANGE NEW YORK, Sept. 18.?There has been heavy selling of stocks for Eu ropean credit tho last several days. Tho heaviest sales were 10,000 shares of Southern Pacific and 10,000 Unit ed States Steel. BRITISH PAY FOR AMERICAN COTTON WASHINGTON. Sept. 18?The Brit ish embassy at Washington has re mitted $232,000 to W. Gordon McCabe of Charleston, S. C., for American cot ton taken from the steamships Caro lina and Baltic, several months ago. The payment represented a valuation of nine cents a pound, while the in voiced value was more than 10 cents. BUSINESS FAILUKES SHOW IMPROVEMENT NEW YORK, Sept. 18.?Commercial failures in August numbered 1395 with the indebtedness of $17,733,552, compared with 1739 for $18,934,903 in July and 1272 for $43,468,116 in Au gust, 1914. Fewer concerns defatted in August, owing $100,000 or more, than in any other year since 1811. PORK BARREL MAY BE LEAN AFFAIR WASHINGTON, Sept. 18.?Congress man Sparkman, of Florida, chairman of the house rivers and harbors com mittee, said today that should the ad ministration put through Congress a plan for augumenting the army and navy as now proposed no money will bo left for undertaking new rivers and harbors improvement or public build ings and each of these pet "pork bar rel" projects will have to bo deferred until n later Congress. PLAN BIG NAVAL RESERVE FORCE WASHINGTON, Sept. 18.? The plan for building up an adequate na val reserve force, in addition to the existing state militia and regular re servo created by the last Congress, has been made public by Acting Sec retary of the Navy Department Roose velt. It contemplates the mobiliza tion of yachtsmen and power boat owners and their craft with the navy reserve ships in a training squadron, followipg the idea of the successful army camp at Plattsburg. GOVERNMENT WANTS PAPER SUBSCRIPTIONS WASHINGTON, Sept. 18.?The De partment of Commerce has sent out 70,000 lettors to merchants asking for subscriptions at $2.50 a year for the trade paper published by the govern ment. CONSCRIPTION WOULD MEAN INTERNAL WAR LONDON, Sept. 18.?The cxecutlvo committee of tho Amalgamated Union of Ordinary Servants unanimously en dorsed today tho statement made In the House of Commons Thursday by J. H. Thomas, that conscription would bring on industrial revolution and that railroad workers, to a man, would stop their work." Lord Kitchener, while generally un derstood to be In favor of conscrip tion, has refused to commit himself, owing to the attitude of Premier As quith, who Is opposing compulsory service In the army. A crisis has been reached in the situation and all Kngland is absorbed In tho situation. GERMANS WOULD CORNER SOUTH AMERICAN MEAT BUENOS AYRES. Sept 18.?It Is reported here that German agents are purchasing the visible South Ameri can meat Bupply to prevent its ship ment to Great Britain and France for the use of tho armies of the Al lies.. It is said that thousands of head of beef are being purchased from the producers by agents who aro already in the field several weeks ahead of the time when tho early spring ship ments will be ready. Impossible, Says Washington. WASHINGTON, Sept. 18.? It will be Impossible for Germany to corner tho South American meat market in order to head off shipments to tho Allies, according to an official state ment made here. Reports and investigations show that the American boof combine is too firmly intrenched in Argentina to enable the Gormans to accomplish such a plan. Americans practically control tho beef situation in Argen tine, Brazil and Uruguay. GREY SAYS GERMANY MUST NOT DICTATE ?t? CHICAGO, Sep.t 18.?A special Lon don dispatch In tho Chicago Herald says: "Tho position of Sir Edward Grey minister for foreign affairs in Great Britain, with reference to peace terms of Germany, which called for the pay ment of a heavy indemnity by Great Britain and France in compensation for the evacuation of Belgium and northern France, was set forth by him a few weeks ago in response to such a proposal. "The proposal was informally pre sented to Sir Edward, but it was known to have come directly from and with the authority of the Ger man government. On the highest au thority it can be stated that the pro posal drew forth the following as the reply of Sir Edward: "1. A country to commit a great crime and then to be paid for com mitting it would create a precedent that would be fatal to the fundamen tal principles of civilization and in ternational law. "2. Payment by Great Britain and France of an enormous Indemnity to Germany would put them in the po sition of being financially tributary to Germany and would prevent them from providing for their national de fence, and this in turn would make them politically tributary to Ger many. Every Englishman would sooner die than accept German dicta tion In Europe. "3. ?Tho very worst and most disastrous war would be preferable to such a peace." BALKAN OUTLOOK BETTER FOR ALLLIES LONDON, Sept. 18.?A Rome spec ial says that the outlook in the Bal kans appears to be more hopeful for the Allies, owing tc Greece's decis ion not to oppose Serbia's eventual territorial concessions in Bulgaria, even if these concessions extend be yond the right bank of the Vardnr river. The decision is conditional, however, on Serbia's retention of the regions of Douan and Gheoghelli. ? ? ? PERU MAY IMPOSE EXPORT TAXES ?4,? LIMA, Sept. 18.?The Peruvian gov ernment has submitted a bill to Con gress for the imposition of export du-j ties as a step towards rehabiliatlon of the national finances. VON TIRPITZ AGAIN REPORTED IN BAD ?+? LONDON, Sept. 18.? An Amster dam dispatch says it is reported that Admiral Von Tirpltz, German minis ter of Marine, will resign and will bo succeeded by Admiral von Pohl. now chief of the Admiralty staff and commander of the German battle fleet ANOTHER CONCERN CUTS' ~Zt ' HOURS AND NOT-WAGElS BOSTON, Sept. 18?=^?F^?vFBfiF land WestlnghpuSe^Com^any, employ lug more than 1800 niacbinjstSr, has granted jttjo, oigjit-houj employees against nine and tnree (juurtr iv hours heretofore. Wag?* were not reduced/ ANOTHER RUSS CITY WIU. EALL LONDON, Sept. 19.?That the Rus sian city of Vllna, which Is heavily fortified, will momentarily fall into the hands of the Germans, was the opinion of military experts tonight. Only at Dvinsk have the Russians ap peared to have withstood the shock of the German thrust. Vllna has been Invested on three sides and the troops under General von Mackcnsen have reached a point near Vllcikn, 37 miles southeast of the city. The German forces aro within 20 miles of Dvinsk, In a wedge formation between the two cities. Early dispatches from Petrograd said that all government offices had been abandoned, thousands of people have left the city and food prices are soaring. Cannon Dues In West. "Freqnet storms of artillery light ing" is the official Paris description of a duel which Is progressing today on the Westerln battlefront, between Quennovieres Plateau and a point south of Arras. Berlin claims the capture of trenches In the Perthe dis trict. Serbs Again Attacked. An official announcement today from Nish, Serbia, reads as follows: "A new Austrian movement against Ser bia is increasing in extent, after a long interval of inaction on this front. Three attempts were made by Austrian troops today to cross the Save river for an invasion, but the Serbians drove the Austrians back. Losses on both sides were severe." Turk Position Captured. A late dispatch from Paris says that the Allies have captured an import ant Turkish position on Gallipoll pen insula. Reinforcements for the Al lies fighting on this rfont arc coming from Italy, a new expedition having ombarked at Farento. More Munitions Destroyed. A dispatch today from Sebastopol says that Russian torpedo boats have sunk another small fleet of muni tions-laden,' Turtdsh vessels on the Asia Minor coast of the Mlack Sea. GERMAN ARMY GO TO TURKEY BERLIN, Sept. 18.?Word given out here today by tho Overseas News Agency quotes Enver Pasha, tho Tur kish minister of war, as saying that tho great German army is to go to Turkoy. The information did not go farther. GERMANY WOULD ANNEX NEW LAND GENEVA, Sept. 18. ? It was an nounced here today that Germany has definitely decided to annex to tho empire the occupied territory in France and Belgium. Swiss Are Called. PARIS, Sept. 18. ? It is roported that Switezrland has called the fourth division of its fighting force, to the colors. There is no confirmation of the report. FRANCE FINES THOSE WHO TAKE OUT GOLD ? CERBERE, France, Sept. 18.?Cus toms agents along the border listen attentively for the cling of metal when persons bound for Spain pass them. Every effort Is being made to enforce the Government's order against gold and silver being taken out of the country In violation of the order that a traveler leaving France must have no more than $10 In coin in his possession, being compelled to exchange any excesses of that sum for paper money. Numerous searches have revealed an almost equally numerous number of private stores of gold, which have been taken from their possessors In exchange for bank notes, a fine of 8 per cent, being deducted. One woman traveler stumbled and a jingling sound was heard. The cus toms officials searched her and dis covered $1,600 In gold in her blouse. ITALIANS TAKE PASS AFTER MANY WEEKS LONDON. Sept. 18 ? The Sesls Pass, near the famous Hell Valley or Val d'Inferno, the only pass in the Carnlc Alps sector to which the Austrians succeeded in clinging, fi nally has been wrenched from their grasp In an nssult from many points, says a dispatch In the Chronicle from Turin. This has leff the AJpinl mas ters of the entire i rang5s1 Mounts Caidenls and Avanza. "The Bcene of fighting," the dis patch continues, "lies at an altitude of 7.000 feet. Every peak of these moifntaths was Stubbornly defended, Till' 'small-ATTirtran groups Being very strojigly in trenches.^ The task of hold ing ihem has cost wdeks pcrsist ent^strifer? - ? r* "T -w NEW Vonic, Sept. 18.?Alaska Gold closed today at <33%, Chino 44%. Ray Zltyt Butte and SuperiorCopper remains at 18.. . -.