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VOL. VI., NO. 680. ~~ JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29, 1916. PRICE TEN CENTS. '/ ? TEUTONIC CASUALTIES EAST AND WEST MOUNT HIGH ? * i 101 411 m ?., . Hoodooed Schooner Abler Burns To Water s Edge JINX BOAT CONSUMED BY ELAMES When the famous Arctic schooner P. J. Abler burned to the water's edge in Gastinean Channel this afternoon thirty thousand dollars went up In smoke. The fire, one of the most spectacular ever witnessed here, at tracted hundreds of people to the wa terfront all afternoon and a score of small boats hovered in the vicinity. At 4 o'clock this afternoon the vessel was burning fiercely, great clouds of smoko rolling from her amidships. As the tide is receding. It is believed the vessel and the great store of gas oline aboard, will burn all night, if the ship becomes stranded on the Douglas beach, a halt mile from Ju neau. Monday night the Abler limped in to port in a teaking condition, after having discarded her deck cargo, worth $5,000, during a fearful storm which she encountered at sea, after leaving Wrangell. She had been bound to Bethel. Alaska, from Seattle. How Fire Started. At 11:15 this morning, while the schooner lay at anchor near the Chan- j nel spit, one of the crew of 17 men aboard smelled escaping gas and went: into the engine room aft. to investi-l gate. A spark from a candle ignited I the gasoline, and the crew hastily manned the fire-fighting apparatus. At 12 o'clock the flames wore getting beyond eor^rol and the schooner's whistle began tooting an alarm. Two 1 minutes after C. H. Wilbur told Cap tain William Gregory, of the light house tender Kukui. the latter craft was headed for the scene, while the; tender's crew coupled up the fire house and manned the pumps. With in five minues four streams from 2 toch hose, were pouring into the Abler. The vessel commenced to 1 sink slowly from the weight of' the - water, but the oil stored aft burned ? with great fury and when smalt ttaso- i line tanks began popping Captain '' Gregory decided to withdraw. He 1 launched a life boat and took the crew * from the Abler, and then drew along- 1 side the burning vessel. At full speed ahead the Kukui moved, when Cap tain Gregory ordered the lines cut loose, and the Abler, carried by her momentum, surged up to the Douglas 1 shore. The tender then returned to her dock. 9.000 Gallons of Oil Burn. At 2:15 p. m., the first of the fifty- 1 four 110-gallons of distillate exploded, the smoke and flames shooting high Into the air. From that time on. at 1 Intervals of a few minutes, the tanks exploded, and burning oil scattered alt* over the water around the boat. Grad ually the flames ate their way for ward. fanned by a stiff breee, and at 4 o'clock all but the bow was envelop ed in flames. Tn the bow of the boat Is stored 1.000 gallons of fuel oil. "She was worth $35000. over all," said Captain E. D. Hoffman this after noon. "She had on board beside a whole cargo of food stuffs and sup nlies for the Government school at Bethel and Good News Bay, a large amount of coal. 30.000 feet of Imuber. hardware. 7S rifles, ammunition and groceries." -Tnat 1 nVWIr th? flstmoa nvtilonK ly had reached the stock of ammuni tion which was stored midships near a tank of oil containing 1.000 gallons. The explosion ^as fearful, and for a moment the whole craft was wrapped in flames. A gust of wind caught her Just as the ammunition was fired and | the boat swung into the channel spurt- i ing flames and bits of debris like a gatling gun. Not long after the flames started an effort was made to get off every thing of value. The crew succeeded in securing' roost of their personal j possessions, which were transferred to the Kukui. but were unable to get into the Captain's cabin and as the re suit all the ship's papers were destroy ed. Only one member of the crew lost everything he possessed. Left Port on "13th." While at Ketchikan, trouble arose among the crew, all of whom felt that the boat was overloaded, and that coupled with the fact that she had cleared from Seattle on the 13th had aroused the sea mens' superstltution as well as dimmed their enthusiasm for the trip. Three of the crew left the boat at Ketchikan and new men were employed to take their places. The Abler was a Z masted schooner ? 97.2 feet Ions. 24.9 feet In breadth, and 5.9 feet deep. She was fitted with an 80 h.p. Standard engine, which hap pened to be the second engine of Its type put out by the Standard Engine Company of San Francisco. She was built In 1900 in Seattle and had a reg istered gross tonnage of 11$ with 7S tons not- Edward A. Born of Nome is the owner of the beat. 444*44444444444 * 4 gL 4 WEATHER REPORT 4 4 Maximum?51. 4 4 Minimum?35. 4 ? Rain?.27 in. 4 ?**?4444444444444 30,000 OLD SOLDIERS IN MARCH WASHINGTON, Sept. 29.? Before President Woodrow Wilson his cabi net, the army commanders, admirals, members of the diplomatic corps and other dignitaries, nearly thirty thous- 1 sand veterans of the Civil War passed 1 In review today. As they neared the I reviewing stand the cheers were deaf ening and the old warriors saluted the President as they passed. In welcoming the old soldlors Presi dent Wilson said that the civil war < was "unique among the world con flicts." He told the veterans that ] their battles of a half century ago i| were fought "in order that the great- i est instrumentality for the uplift of i mankind, that the world has ever seen | might not be impaired." i Tonight a public reception in the I Capitol building will be tendered to j the Ladies of the Women's Relief ! Corps, which also holds its gatherings i contemporaneous with the Grand Ar- ] my Encampment The business ses sion of the Encampment to which there are accredited approximately fifteen hundred delegates, will be held on Thursday and Friday. On the lat ter day, the election of Grand Army officers for the ensuing year and the selection of the place for holding the next encampment will occur. To Revisit Battlefield. Saturday will be given over largely to side trips to the nearby battlefields Df Virginia, where many of the old sol diers saw hard fighting during the troubled days of '61 to '65. During Encampment week In Wash ington, the various organizations al lied with the Grand Army will also hold their annual meetings. Among these are the Women's Relief Corps, The Ladies of the G. A. R., The Sons of Veterans, The Sons of Veterans \u.villary. The Daughters of Veterans ind a dozen or more smaller bodies, including the Royal Legion, The Med ll of Honor League. The Volunteer Officers Association, The Naval Vet erans. The Ex-Prisoners of War, The Society of the Army of the Potomac, The Society of the Army of the Cum berland. The Society of the Army of the Tennessee. The Society of the Ar my of the James and The Society of the Army of the Ohio. This week there will also be a ser ies of campflres by members of the various corps as they were organized at the time of the war as well as a "dog-watch" for the naval veterans. The naval veterans for the most part are members of the Grand Army, and the "dog-watch" is to them what the \ campfire is to the old soldiers. 45 Department* in G. A. R. There are in the Grand Army or ganization, forty-five departments, each state constituting a department except the states of Louisiana and Mississippi, Georgia and South Caro lina. Colorado and Wyoming, and Cali fornia and Nevada are combined and the Department of the Potomac com posed of the veterans in the District of Columbia. In these various de partments there are upwards of sir thousand posts. .Many of these which were numerically large at the time of their organization now number less than a score of members, so rapidly has death, within recent years, de pleted their ranks. Other posts have several hundred members. One of the features of the Encamp ment which has been arranged by the Women's organization allied with the Grand Army will be the planting of two memorial trees, one on each side of the boulevard which leads to the Lincoln Memorial now in course of erection at a cost of three million dollars in Potomac Park. Conference on National Defense Immediately following the Grand Array of the Republic Encampment will be held the conference on Na- ' tional Defense. To this gathering all 1 veterans are invited, as well as any 1 citizens who attend the encampment. < The Conference on National De- < feose is unique in that any citizen of 1 the United States may attend the con- 1 ference as an accredited delegate from his city or town and participate in 1 the deliberation of the great assem blage. No appointment is necessary and any citizen may take part in its' deliberations. All that is required for any person who is, interested in Na- 1 tional Defense and who wishes to at- : tend the conference is to send his ( name and address to the National De- ] fense League, Rig-'s Building, Wash- l ington, D. C., when he will be enroll- 1 ed as a delegate to the conference. i While the cohference was initiat ed by. and will be held under the aus pices of the National Defenso League, other defense societies will particl- , pate. The Navy League and the Na- j tional Rifle Association of America, as well as 'other defense organiza tions, will take part. Conference Follows Encampment The conference begins October 4. and ends October 7. The four days' program of the National Defense Con (?or?tlnued on page 6.) MORGAN HEADS THE WAIUOAN NEW YORK, Sept. 29.?Secretary Davidson, of the J. P. Morgan Bank ing house announced today that the plan of the loon to allies has been de llon dollars." ho said. The rate of in terest will be five per cent, on Joint British and French bonds, which will bo Issued to the public at 93, thus fielding 5% percent, and to nation wide bankers at 96, in denominations is low as 3100. The American says J. P. Morgan bus asked the aid of the Rockefellers tor the proposed loan to tho Allies md it is understood he has received scant encouragement More than 350 threatening letters have been receiv ed by members of tho Franco-British jommisslon. The guards who accom pany them to Chicago have been dou bled. The police also advised that no two members of the commission ap pear on the streets together. Every member who ventured outside of his lotel was protected by two detec ives. Count toq< Bernstorff, asked con cerning the truth of a report that he had said that Germany was likely to protest against the United States flo atlon of the proposed loan to the Al lies as an unneutral act. in the event :hat a loan was to bo made without collateral security, repleid: "It is not jrue; I have never made any such statement." Secretary Lansing has explained that the proposed loan to the Allies Is essentially known as a "credit loan" to pay for obligations incurred or lbout to be incurred for the purchase )f supplies, and Is viewed as a pri vate commercial attraction over which i neutral government is not obligated ;o exercise any control. A prominent banker who is in close ouch with James J. Hill said that Vlr. Hill has pledged himself to take t large block of the British short-term jonds. He added that Mr. Hill has* tlso promised that tho banking in itiations and other investing enter crises with which he is connected hrougbout the West would take their ihare. A Cleveland dispatch says that prac ically unanimous dental is made by he banks thre that they will partici rate in the proposed loan to the Al ies. One bank has gone so far as o post notices to its depositors say ng that it will not have anything to lo with the loan. U. S. SEIZES PASS PORT ISSUED TO CHICAGOAN WASHINGTON, Sept. 29.? What vas termed at the State Department is probably the most flagrant misuse >f United States passports since the Dumba-Archibald case, was that of >r. Walter Llchtenstein, formerly an nstructor at Northwestern university Chicago. Through the naturalization of his 'ather in 1893, Dr. Llchtenstein, who s of German birth and parentage* be came a United States citizen. In 1912 be doctor obtained a passport from he State Department for use on a j rip to South America. While he was in South America the European war broke out. From Bue ios Aires he went to Berlin in the opacity of a German agent, using lis American passport to pass through taly. Later he attempted to carry 3erman dispatches through neutral :ountries. United States officials im-. nedlately seized his passport papers lpoii learning of his actions. * + ? - ? KUKUI COMING NORTH KETCHIKAN. Sept. 23.?The U. S. j lighthouse Steamer Kukui, under com nand of Capt. Gregory, Is coaling up it the Ketchikan Wharf Co.'s bunk ers preparatory to t couple of weeks" ?ruise up Lynn Canal, where they irill repair lights and deliver sup plies. The Kukui arrived in port here late yesterday, for supplies. HUMBOLDT SAILS NORTH. ?V SEATTLE. Sept. 29.?Tho steamer Humboldt will sail north tonight at H o'clock with the following passeng srs for Junean: E. T. Bobson, Chas. Father A. T. Koccati, Ray Smith and D. McKay. Tho Humboldt Is bring Ing a capacity cargo. STOCK QUOTATIONS. NEW YORK, Sept. 29.?Alaska Gold 32%. Chino 45%, Ray 23. Utah 07%. Butte & Superior 61%. Copper is at E. C. Gucrin and Woodbury Abbey, members of the government field ser vice, reached Juneau from the Nen surveys. Abbey is accompanied by * ****** ********* * * * ROLPH AGAIN MAYOR. * * SAN FRANCISCO, SopL 20.? + * Uolph. Jr., at the primaries yes- * * terday was conceded at noon to- * * day by all of his opponents. Eu- * * gene E. Schmitz, mayor of the * * city during tho lire of 190C, ran * * second, on a Union Labor ticket. * * ***** v * * * * * ***** CONSCRIPTION IS BITTERLY OPPOSED; CABINET DIVIDED NEW YORK, Sept. 29.?A London cable to The Times says: Conscrip tion has assumed grave proportions in the British cabinet with the cop version of David Lloyd Georgo and Winston Spencer Churchill. Lords Curzon and Landsdownc, A. Bonar I,avr, Walter Hume Long, J. Austin Chamberlain, Lord Selbornc and Sir Edward Carson, forming the conscrlp tionlst party, ore said to be threaten ing to resign unless Premier Aequith the first Lord of Admiralty Balfour, Foreign Secretary Grey, Lord Kitchen er and other prominent Cabinet mem bers adopt thoir policy. Lacking posi tive statements from Premier Asqulth and Lord Kitchener that compulsory service is necessary, the system is likely to find but little support in the present Parliament. Howover, a great many member* opposed to con scription are prepared to accept the verdict of the premier and the Sec cretary of War on the question. The present rato of recruiting is closo to 20,000 a week, which is ample for all oxistlng requirements, as the equip ment of the new armies docs not pro ceed quite so rapidly as their recruit ing. ? ? ? ? CANAL TKArtiU IS POTENTIAL WASHINGTON, Sept. 29.?During July the Panama canal traffic reach ed the high record of 170 ocean-going vessels, with aggregate cargoes of 705,469 tons, also a record. This is Gf. per cent, .jore than the average traffic of the preceding month. Nine ty-three ships with a tonnage of 316, 000 tons moYcd from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Since the opening of the Panama canal a year ago shipping in the port of Cristobal has increased so rapidly that already the two 1000-foot steel and concrete piers, costing $2,500,000 each, are no longer adequate to care for the amount of freight handled. A third pier is being constructed and plans for a fourth are being drawn up. ROCKEFELLER'S TRIP WAS PEACE MISSION TRINIDAD, Colo., Sept. 29.? John D. Rockefeller Jr., has returned to New York after his "get acquainted" viBit to tho miners of this district, who work for his companies. John R. Lawson, In the county jail under sentence of life imprisonment on a conviction of first degree murder and awaiting the action of the su preme court on his appeal was among those who talked nbout the Rockefel ler visit. "I beliove Mr. Rockefeller is sin cere," he said. "1 believe he is hon estly trying to improve conditions among the men in the mines. His ef forts probably will result in improve ments which I hope may be perma nent. However, Rockefeller has miss ed the fundamental trouble in the coal camps. Democracy never existed among the men who toil under ground. The coal companies have stamped it out. Now Mr. Rockefeller is not re storing democracy, he is trying to substitute paternalism for it." INDIAN CATCHES ESCAPED PRISONER FAIRBANKS. Sept, 29. ? Amos Sprunger, under scntonco of 2 years, who escaped from the detention hos pital here last week, was recaptured yesterday thirty miles down the riv er, at an Indian camp, and was brought here in irons last night by an Indian, who will receive the $50 re ward offered by Marshnl Erwln. BODY IS FOUND. The body of George McFaun, a gov ernment survey axeman, who was drowned in the Nenana river, war. found on a sand-bar yesterday. hari-kari by thumb nail SPRINGFIELD. Mass., Sept. 29.? Bow Yoong. confessed murderer of a Chinese fellow countryman, attempt ed suicldo in his cell here, using his ceedod in mutilating himself to such an extent that an operation was per formed to save hiR life. SEATTLE, Sept. 29.?Mnjor-Gener !?l Alshlre. quartermaster gonoral of The Empire aas most readers SHIP AND 342 LOST; EXPLOSION ROME, Sept 29.?Fire aboard th< Italian battleship Beneditto Brln, at Brindisi last night, followed by an in tornal explosion, sont the vessel tc the bottom In seven minutes, with a loss of 342 officers and men, Including Rear-Admiral Baron Ernesto R. Dp cervln.' Of tho vessel's crow of eight hun drcd, 380 are known to have beer saved. About twenty officers lost thcli lives. Early dispatches to tho Italian Admiralty said tho lire was purely ac cldental. The Beneditto Brln cost 36.000.00C and was built In 1904. Since Italy do dared war on Turkey she has been used In patrolling tho waters of the Ionian Sea, guarding the entrance tc the Adriatic. GREAT BRITAIN TO PASS CARGOES WASHINGTON, Sept. 29. ? Great Britain is prepared to accept repre sentations through the British embas sy here for the release of American owned cargoes of German and Aus trian goods now hold abroad by the British ordor in council. After a conference botween the State Department's foreign trade ad viser, W. B. Fleming; Sir Richard i Crawford, comme.-cinl attache of the : British embassy, and T. S. Sharretts. : counsel for the American Importers' Association, it was announced that \ (ho controversy over such goods would be settled satisfactorily in the ' next three or four days. A Chicago special says that pack ers there have asked the Stato De partment In the packers' cases to en force the principle enunciated by John Hay in the Russo-Japanese war that it was impossible for owners of a cap tured cargo to prove that no part of It eventually will reach the enemy hands. CORNELL BEATS GETTYSBURG ITHICA, N. Y., Sept. 29.?In a prac tice game yesterday Cornell beat Get tysburg on the gridiron, 13 to 0. The Pcnnsylvanian8 showed stubborn re sistance in the final two quarters. ESCAPED CONVICT SHOT AND KILLED ALBANY, Ore., Sept. 29.?Otto Hooker, convict at Salem, who yes terday escaped from the penitentiary ;ifter slaying Superintendent Harry Minto, was shot and killed this morn ing by A. J. Long, a Portland patrol man, who "was one of a posse of two hrudred men that was in pursuit of tha fugitive. G. T. P. BOATS FOR THE SKAGWAY RUN Prince Rupert Empire: According to nn announcement made by Capt. C. H. Nicholson soon after his arrival in Vancouver, and after he had held a conference with President E. J. Chambcrlln and other officials of the system, the G. T. P. steamships will enter the Alaskan business next spring. The Prince Rupert and the Prince George will run to Skagway and other Alaskan ports in conjunc tion with the Prince Rupert service. It is felt the steamers will get a good amount of business in connection with the railroad traffic, as well as a fair share of the general northern travel. $1600 A DAY \rrival8 Trom the Kougarok state that the .Taylor Crock dredge is do ing exceptionally well and is taking out on the average of $1,600 a day with excellent prospects in sight. It is stated that every Indications points to this dredge being an exceptionally good producer as (here is lots of ex ceptional! good ground in sight. The Kelliher dredge Is abo running and is reported to be doing well. The min ers throughout the district are some what handicupped by the scarcity ol water and mining operations arc not nearly so extensive as last year.? (Nome Nugget.) ^ ^ ^ ? ... BRITISH NOTE FROM U. S. WILL PROTEST NEW YORK, Sept. 29.?A Wash ingto'n special to the World says that the forthcoming note of the United States to Great Britain Is based upon two fundamental complaints: Thai the so-called British blockade of Ger many is illegal because it Is not "ef fectivc" and that the blockade of th< neutral ports, In the manner carrie< on by the British Admiralty is repug n \nt -to international law and grosslj D ifulr to American shippers. Arthur Williams, a Fairbanks res taurant man, and Mrs. Williams pass ed through to Seattle today on th< Mariposa, for a vacation visit in tlv BALKANS NEARING THE WAR LONDON, Sopt. 29?That Bulgaria t will >attack Serbia within a very few ? days was the gist of a telegram re > celvcd in Paris today from the Athens i correspondent of the Havas agency. Simultaneously came a rumor from - Sofia which says that the Bulgarian cabinet, headed by Premier Radosl - avof, collapsed today and a crisis is i imminent. Threo hundred thousand Austro i German soldiers have begun an ad ? vance on the Serbian frontier, in the diroctton of Orsova, says the Athens I correspondent of the Exchange Tele - graph Company, in a messago that i was bulletined by the British war of 1 lice at noon today. i Berlin report? today that advices have been received there, from Buda pest, that British and French troops for service in Serbia have been land od nt Port Kathrln, near Salontki, Greece. Sir Edward Grey, in an addrost in tho House of Commons'today, warned Bulgaria that she must not be aggres sive for the Teutons. BRITISH TRANSPORT IS REPORTED SUNK BERLIN, Sept 29.?The sinking of a British troop transport with the loss of all but a few members of the crow. Is reported today In a dispatch from Constantinople. SUCCESS FOR BRITISH. LONDON, Sept. 29. ? The British have won an Important success In Mesopotamia, the Turks retreating toward Bagdad, it was officially an nounced today. ALASKA GREEKS CALLED. SEATTLE, Sept 29.?Consul Llllo polous today issued a call to every Greek reservist in the Northwestern StateR and Alaska, to be prepared for an early start for the front. FORD COULD BUILD SUB WITH GREAT EXPLOSIVE POWER DETROIT, Sept. 29.?In an inter view here Henry Ford nald: "It would be no trick at ail to build a submar ine one-fourth the size of those now in uso that could carry a pill at the end of a pole with sufficient explosive power to hoist the mightiest dread naught ever built out of the sea. The new submarines would cost only a fraction of 1 per cent of what our lat est drcadnaughts will cost. Submar ines equipped with gasoline engines for their motive power can be made to weigh a quarter of what the pres ent ones do. They can be made to be propelled and guided, not only from one side to the other, but up and down in the water, entirely by their own power. They can be made to swim around with as much freedom of motion as a fish." FREIGHT HANDLERS ARE BEING TAMPERED WITH NEW YORK, Sept. 29.?The Boston Globe says that federal agents have begun an Investigation of strikes af fecting more than 3,000 freight hand lers in the river terminals of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey Central, Baltimore & Ohio, Lehigh Valley and West Shore railroads. The men, who arc not nffiliated with any unions, are mostly Austrlans, Hungarians and Poles, who have been handling ammu nition and food supplies consigned to the Allies. Without warning soon af ter four o'clock last Friday afternoon about 1,000 men on the Pennsylvania piers near 38th street walked out. A hurry-up call to strike-breaking agents brought about 2,000 men. FRANCE OVERRUN WITH WILD ANIMALS PARIS, Sept. 29.?Le Matin says that because of government prohibi tion imposed upon hunting in France, wild animals and' birds have multi plied so rapidly that crops and many orchards have been ravaged. The gov ernment authorities are now killing rabbits, hares and other animals and birds which have fed on growing CHARGED WITH MURDER. PRINCE RUPERT. B. C., Sept 22. -The body of J. V. Coward, a Stew art Lake miner, was recently found at Stewarl Lake. The alleged wife ol Stewart, and her daughter. Rose Dell, arc tinder arrest, charged with mur ; dor. There was a bullet wound lr the face of the deceased. Chief Dun woody has taken the prisoners to Vic toria.?(Prince Rupert Empire.) Mrs. H. M. Hosktna and son, J. W Hosklns, ef Dawson are guests of Mr 3 and Mrs. C- Clyde Strong. o ? ? ? ? Tou saw It first In The Empire. GERMAN LOSS IS TERRIFIC AM8TERDAM, 8ept 29. ? The Kaiser Is at the Western front and German papers admit the most i decisive battle of the war Is In progress there. "The most for midable stage and perhaps the decisive moment of the war has been reached," said the Leipslc Neueste Nachrichten today. "If General Joffre is able to force our armies to take up new positions the new struggle must result In costing us perhaps terrible sacri fices, but we will endure them." PARIS, Sept. 29^-The great battle in the Champagne district continued throughout today with unabated fury. North and 8outh of the Alsne the Ger mane and French are engaged In a mighty artillery duel. It is estimated that since Friday the German losses In the Champagne region and In the Argonne have been 100,000. The Brit ish are battering the third line of Ger man trenches In the vicinity of Loos and the Germans have been thrown back in the Argonne and have ceased infantry attacks. Ths was tonght's summary of events n the West. Early estmates of the German cas ualtes n the past Ave days placed the Teutonic losses at 110,000, the maxl mum strength of three army corps. In one sortie today In the Artols, and North of Massiges, a thousand Ger mans surrendered, when surrounded In a wood. The official British communication this evening, which deals with Tues day's operations In France, says that in the heavy fighting around Loos the British have taken an exceptionally strong German line of trenches, In cluding bomb proof shelters. Having captured the second line of defenses, the British are now after the third line. The British captured 3,000 pris oners Tuesday, 21 guns and 40 mach ine guns, all of which were destroyed 40,000 GERMANS IN ONE CORPS WERE DROWNED LONDON, Sept 29. ? The Times' Petrograd correspondent says a re port which has been confirmed from a good quarter is that the 41st Ger man army corps was overtaken by the flooding of the Pinsk marshes, and be ing unable to escape, almost the en tire corps of 40,000 men perished. WARSHIP PLANS CLOSELY GUARDED WASHINGTON, Sept. 29.?The hull plans of two 35,000-ton suepr-dread naughts for the 'United States navy, the bids for which were advertised re cently, are being closely guarded by the navy, as they include now ldoas as to defense against torpedo attack. ? U. S. MACHINISTS CROSS SEAS TO MAKE MUNITIONS NEW YORK, Sept. 29.?Over one hundred and fifty American machin ists from all parts of the country are leaving New York each week, to work in the munition plants of England and France. AMERICAN HELD AS SPY IS CLEARED PARIS, Sept. 29.?A report clearing Raymond Swoboda, an American, of being a German spy, was filed hero to day by Commander Jullep. Swoboda will be rele ased. TO INVESTIGATE SUBMARINE BUYING SEATTLE, Sept. 29.?Canada has appointed a commission to Investigate . the purchase by Premier McBride a year ago, of two Seattle built sub marines. RUSSIA TO INVADE GERMAN S. S. ROUTES LONDON, Sept. 29?It Is announc ed that the Russian Trade and Navi gation ^Company, of Odessa will or der eight first class steamships from Japanese companies for the Crimean Caucasus line, after which the com pany has In view an order for a sec ond group of steamers for its foreign service on lines which before thie war were In the hands of the Germans. GRIM TOTAL LOSSES OF ENEMY "U" BOAT8 PROVIDENCE. R. I.. Sept. 29.?The Journal states on absolute authority that Germany has lost 67 submarines since May 5th, 27 ot which were the ? latest type. Germany's utmost build ? ing capacity is three per month. The 1 German submarine crews are in a pan ? ic of fear, owing to the mysterious * disappearance of their comrades. The paper describes one system of de struction. by which fast destroyers . carrying steel nets cut these adrift . ahead of the submarines. The "U" boats get entangled, turn turtle and sink.