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VOL. VI-, NO. 904. JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, OCT. 18, 1915. PRICE TEN CENTS.
FRENCH ARRIVE IN TIME TO DEFEAT BULGARIANS Allies' Gains Continue Along West Front ILLNESS OF CAPTAIN BRUNN PROVES FATAL BRUNN IS DEAD AT KETCHIKAN KETCHIKAN, Oct. 18.?CapL Si mon Brunn of the Border Line Steam ship Despatch died here yesterdaj morning at 3:45 o'clock at St. John'! Hospital, after a very brief Illness ol pneumonia. CapL Brunn left the Despatch when she returned from PrinSe of Wales Island points last week. It was said that he caught a severe cold while overseeing the work of taking off the passengers and mall on the wrecked steamship Mariposa. CapL Brunn was 43 years of age. a married man, and has two grown daughters, one of whom. Mrs. L Tore do. resides in Seattlo. The second daughter resides with her mother in a suburb of Seattle. Capt. Brunn has been on the Alaska run for many years and previous to taking command of the Border Line Steamship Despatch, ho was captain of the Northland. CAPT. BRUNN FORMER ALASKAN. Friends of CmpL Brunn today re called the strange prank played by fate in bringing him to Ketchikan, for many years his home, to die. CapL Brunn was a pioneer of the First City, and lived there a long time, operating small craft. Some of his children were bom at that place, and he was acquainted with and liked by all of the pioneer residents of that city. MEXICAN MINE AT TREADWELL BEING ENLARGED TREADWELL. Oct 18.?The Mexi can shaft, according to an announce ment made this morning. Is to be greatly enlarged and deepened im mediately. In fact preliminary work has already started. The shaft is to be sunk nearly 400 feet deeper and Is to be of fire compartments. The pres ent shaft is composed of three com partments and a ladderway. and is a little over 1700 feet deep. Work has been started on the 1750 and 2100 foot levels of the mine work ings where crosscuts will be run to points under the bottom of the shaft, and when those points aro reached raises will be run to connect with the shaft. This method of shaft work is better than sinking as the waste does not have to be hoisted and is more easily handled. The shaft will be 6x32 feet inside the timbers and will have four com partments. each 6x6 and a ladderway 3x6. A new steel headframe will be built and an electric hoist will be In stalled later. The present steam hoist will be used, and ore will be raised during the time the improvements are being carried out. BIG A. B. DANCE TAKES PLACE TONIGHT One of the largest social events of the season and in fact the initial event of the winter, will be the Arctic Broth erhood dance to be held in the Hip podrome tonight Plans for this dance have been under way for several weeks and the committee in charge promises all who attend a good time surpassing anything they have had in the way of a dance for a long time. Special programs have been pre pared and are worked out in the colors of the order, purple and white, which also figure largely in the decorations which have transformed the large hall into an unusually attractive setting for what will probably prove one of the most elaborate dances of the year. The committee in charge of the af fair is composed of H. E. Spear, chair man. Don Oriflth. Hugh Gallagher. M. S. Perkins and R. W. Bruce. Dancing will begin at 8:30. H. L. Morris returned Saturday from a business trip to Sitka. ? 4 4 WEATHER REPORT 4 4 Yesterday. 4 4 Maximum?it. 4 4 Minimum?35. 4 4 CLOUDY?Rain?.34 in. 4 4 4 4 Today. 4 4 Maximum?40. 4 4 Minimum?27. 4 4 CLOUDY?Rain?.21 in. 4 ITALY TO ! GET MONEY l| IN THE U.S. NEW YORK. Oct. 18.?The Italian : government has completed arrange r ments to borrow $25,000,000 In this city , on one year notes. It is proposed that , later the notes will be paid in gold, or that bonds will be exchanged for them, at the option of the note holders. This loan is made tor tho purpose ; of bolstering up the credit of the Italian government in the United States, and to facilitate the purchase of horses, war munitions and other supplies in this country. GREAT BRITAIN MUST RECRUIT 3,000,000 MORE MEN LONDON*. Oct. 18. ? Brig.-Gen. Swayno. director of recruiting in North England, in a speech delivered i at Hull, declarod that Great Britain must have 3,000,000 more men by Spring. Ho said that next year will be the crucial period of the war, and that the British Empire must be in position to deliver the crushing blow to the enemy. Allowing liberally for the casualties that must occur in the meanwhile Gen. Swayne's declaration is taken to mean that Great Britain plans on hav ing not less than 4.000,000 men In the field by the beginning of the 1916 cam paign. in addition to reserves for re cruiting purposes. PRESIDENT'S WEDDING TO BE CELEBRATED HOLIDAY WEEK WASHINGTON. Oct. 18.?The wed ding of President Wood row Wilson and Mrs. Elizabeth Gait, will be a Christmas holiday event, and the ? honeymoon will be spent near Wash. ' Ington. according to reliable reports i in this city. The President feels that he must remain in Washington, on ac count of the condition of International affairs, and the near approach of an important Congressional session. He believes that it will be impossible for him to be away from the capital for even a few days until Congress gets under full headway. The announcement of the wedding dale will be set within ten days, pos : sibiy this week, but it is confidently asserted that the date *111 agree with the report here stated. ENGLAND POURING SHELLS INTO FRANCE LONDON, Oct. 18.?The Daily Mail's political correspondent says the pro duction of high explosivo shells rcc ; ently has shown very marked 1m ' provement. "The difficulties of labor, owing to the restriction of the output of which there was for some time much reason : to complain." he continues, "have within the last fortnight largely dis appeared. It is not suggested that the maximum output required yet has been reached, but the position is much better than at any previous time since the beginning of the war, and result, to quote the words of my informant, 'we are literally pouring shells into the northern part of France.'" COAST APPLES GO TO SOUTH AMERICA NEW YORK. Oct. 18? Sixty thous and boxes of Washington and Oregon apples have been purchased by agents for shipment to Buenos Ayres and Rio Jamero. The shipment of the apples will begin at once. Boosts Apples. SEATTLE. Oct. 18?The sale of 60,000 boxes of apples for South Amer ican markets has had the tendency to cause buying in apples, and a stir . fening of the market. The buying was induced because It is expected that there will be further foreign or ders, and dealers desire to make sure of their supply before the advance is too high. JUNEAU PEOPLE RETURN ON CITY OF SEATTLE SEATTLE. Oct. 18.?Tho City of Se attle sailed at midnight with the fol lowing passengers for Juneau: J. M. Mooney, Miss Marie Mooney, N. Clark, Lester O. Gore, T. Tada, James Krews, W. Davidson, and A. Swanson. Alameda to Sail. The Alameda is scheduled to sail north tonight. Tho following have reservations for Jjineau: Miss L. Smith. Gussie Varln. T. L, Nell, Mrs. F. I. Wasmer. G. E. Curtis, Ed Wood and Robert Shenctel. ADMINISTRATION MILITARY PLAN IS COMPROMISE WASHINGTON, Oct 18.?The de tails of the administration plan of Na tional defense became known official ly Saturday. They Include a six-year program, which, in that time, will bring the United States army, with reserves, up to 1,200,000 trained men. and a seven year building program for the navy during which time six teen capital ships?teu superdread naughts and six powerful battle cruis ers will be added to the navy. The plans for the navy also Include C5 submarines, 50 torpedo boat destroy ers, 15 scout cruisers of great speed and with small but powerful batteries, with a proportionate Increase in the number of the officers and men. It is planned that all of theso ships shall be started within tho next five years, and all completed in the seven year period, with the beginning of a suffi cient number of ships after the five year period to keep tho standard of the navy on the increase. The estimates for the National de fense program contemplate an expen diture for the navy of $182,000,000 and for the army $216,000,000. The increase in the cost for the first year will be approximately $140,000,000. It is proposed that tho ten battleships -is- ctaolf ha tha uuu o j.\ unwcviuiooto nunu wv kuv strongest v.\rshlps afloat. They will cost approximately $18,000,000 each. It is proposed that the keels of two battleships shall be laid each year for Ave years, and that the battle cruisers shall all be started within the first three years. The plan also contemplates the don struction or purchase of adequate aux The President has approved the plan, which contemplates doubling the rate of construction of flrst-line of-battle vessels for the next five years, and an even greater increase in the construction of other classes of vessels for that period. The arm> plan provides for a stand | ing regular army of approximately j 140,000. The present maximum strength of the army is 100,000, and the usual actual strength is 10,000 to 15,000 under that number. BIG DRYDOCK RECOMMENDED FOR SAN FRANCISCO. SAN* FRANCISCO, Oct. 18.?Secre tary of the Navy Josephus Daniels has given approval to plans submitted by the Union Iron Works for the con struction of the largest drydock in the world at Hunter's Point. PRESIDENT TO START DEFENSIVE CAMPAIGN WASHINGTON. Oct. 18.?President Woodrow Wilson will open the cam paign for his defense program in a speech beforo the Manhattan Club in New York on the evening of Novem I ber 4. CONTRACTS FOR SUBMARINES AWARDED. WASHINGTON, Oct. IS.?Contracts were awarded today for tho construct ion of 16 submarines. One is to be built at Norfolk, one at Mare Island, two at Bremerton and two at Ports mouth. Six are to be built on the Pacific Coast. GERMANS LOSE 40 MEN ON TORPEDO BOAT LONDON, Oct. 18.?A German tor pedo boat was run down and cut In two by a German steam ferry, which left Trelleborg, Sweden, last night, ! says a Reuter dispatch from Malmo, Sweden. Only .five of tho torpedo boat's crow of 45 were saved. VILLA HURLS - WHOLE FORCE INTO THE WAR NOGALES, Ariz., Oct. 18. ? Gen.! Villa is hurling practically all of his available forces against the strong holds of Carranza in Sonora and ad joining States, despite the formal rec ognition of Gen. Carranza and his government as the authority in Mexl-I co, according to reports brought here Saturday by American refugees Americans are fleeing from the war zone by horses, in automobiles and on It is believed here that the fate of tho Vlllistas may be put to the su preme test within the next few weeks. Empire want ads. work all the tjma. daily papor published In Alaska. ALUES WIN IN FRANCE SAYS PARIS PARIS, Oct. 18.?Hard fighting Is in progress on the Lorralno front, whero the French declare they .have repulsed several counter attacks by Oerman8 on the trenches which the French captured Friday and Satur day. In the meantime the French are continuing their offensive movement with success. The French have also, according to an official statement of tho war office, repulsed a strong German attack bo twoon Lyngo and Schratz-Manne'.e In the Vosges. Russians Claim Success. LONDON, Oct. 18.?Tho Russians are reported to be on tho offcnslvo practically along ttyo whole front from a few miles south of Dvinsk far Into Galicla. Continued successes are re ported in Galicla in particular. "Berlin reports admit that the Rus sians are generally on the offensive, but claim that their attacks have been repulsed. JOFFRE ORDERS GREAT OFFENSIVE LONDON, Oct Jb-The Allies are preparing for a more active offenalve movement along the whole Belgian and French front Ip the Western thea tre of war, and the orders have been person. A Paris dwjfetch says: "Gen. Joffre remained in an Inn keeper's kitchen for 22 honrs, stand lag over a large scale map, giving orders and receiving reports. During the time he never ate nor drank. Fin ally, ho said: 'It's ail over; let us go and take a bite to eat.'" During that time he set. in motion orders that mean a concerted and co operative movement, according to semi-official information, from which, we may expect to hoar more In the i next few days. ? ?? ? FRENCH AEROPLANES ATTACK RHINE TOWN PARIS, Oct. 18.?French aeroplanes yesterday bombarded the town of Treves, Rhenish Prussia, and the re ports indicate that they did consider able damage. In explanation of the raid, the French official war bulletin issued today says; "The Germans having again-recent-, ly carried out aerial bombardments against English towns,^and one of their aeroplanes having dropped two tombs on Nancy, a group of our aeroplanes bombarded the town of Treves, Prus sia West. One of the aeroplanes drop ped 30 shells." NOTED LECTURER IS ON WAY TO JUNEAU In all probability Father P. B. Don nelly, a noted lecturer from London, England, will soon be in Juneau the guest of Father Kennedy. Father Donnelly, who is known as one of the greatest orators of the day, Is at present in Ketchikan as one of the Lyceum Bureau lecturers. While in Ketchikan he Is using as his sub ject Mexico and Central America, both of which countries he has re cently paid an extended visit. Although no definite word has been received from Father Donnelly since his arrival at Ketchikan, some time ago he planned, in correspondence with Father J. A. Kennedy, to come on to Juneau after leaving Ketchikan and lecture both here and at Doug las. Tomorrow's mail will probably bring word of tht date when he will arrive. Every effort is being made to ar range for Father Donnelly to include Juneau and Douglas in his Alaska trip, both because those who know him feel sure that he will greatly enjoy coming farther north, and because those who have heard him lecture know what a rare treat it would be to have him delivor an address hero. Father Donnelly has visited Alaska twice before. He was in Juneau the Those who heard him were greatly impressed with his eloquence. MANY ARRESTED FOR VIOLATING SUNDAY CLOSING ORDINANCE CHICAGO. Oct. IS.?Fifty-two per sons wero arrested yesterday and last night for violating the Sunday clos ing ordinance. They will have their heatings today and tomorrow. ! RUSSIANS WIN GREAT BATTLE IN CAUCASIA PETROGRAD, Oct. 18^-Petrograd predictions that the transfer of Grand Duke Nicholas to Caucasut would re sult In Interesting events on that front received confirmation today when the news was received that the Russians had decisively defeated the Turkish army In a terrific battle, and had crossed the border Into Turkey. The attack on the retreating Turks Is be ing followed up, the Grand Duke pur suing the same tactics which char acterized his victories last year In Gallcia. i MAIL TO BE EXPEDITED PARIS, Oct. 18?Tho order for the holding of American mall for two dayff before boing forwarded or de livered has been cancelled by the Minflstry of War upon tho suggestion of the foreign offlco. emmeune qn warpath LONDON,'. Oct. 18,?Mrs. Emtnellnc Pankhurst, at. a Women's Social and Political Union meeting In London openely denounced aa traitors repre sentatives of .organized labor who, she said, were opposing the employment of women fn the present crisis. _l ? ? * DERBY TO RECRUIT ARMY LONDON. Oct. 18.? The Earl of Derby, at the request of Lord Kitch ener, Secretary of War, haa undertak en the direction pf recruiting for tho army. The .EarI of Derby. Gorvod In and later as'private secretary to Field Marshal Lord Roberts during the Boer STEEL MILLS HAVE ~ SPLENDID WEEK NEW YORK,'Oct. 18.?The rail mills last week booked orders for 199,000 tons or rails making the aggregate bookings of new business 404,000 tons. There are also inquiries In the market week. Brockton shoe shipments last week were 17,586 cases, a gain of nearly 5,000 over a year ago. Activity In Stocks f'rom the turnover of more than 8,000,000 shares last week on the New York Stock Exchange, It Is esti mated that close to $2,000,000 was paid to Brokerage houses In commls- 1 slons. All day Saturday, Saturday night ? and in many offices until 3 and 4 ' o'clock Sunday. clerks of New York bankers bent hYer their desks. Even ' at that hour'the "work was not done. CANADIAN ENROLLMENT REACHES 165,000 MEN OTTAWA, Oct. 18.?The enrollment 1 of men In Canada for the war In Eur- 1 ope has passed the 165,000 mark. Can- ( ada has now nearly 100,000 men In ' Europe, and Is endeavoring to keep 1 that many iu the sorvlce. Recruits ' are being forwarded on every steam- \ ship to leave for Great Britain. WOMAN LIVES 107 YEARS PITTSBURGH. Pcnn.?As a result of a fall down stairs Saturday, Mrs Ann .Kelly, .107-years old, died early today at the home of her son, J. J. Kelly. Mrs. Kelly liad resided in the city of Pittsburgh 75 years. She war. born .ip Ireland and migrated to this ] country with. her parents when she was a girl. RUSSIA MAY STOP HER WAR ON THE JEWS VERY SOON LONDON, Oct. 18.?Since M. Bark, the Russian minister of finance, hat been in London, talk of the Impend ing removal of restrictions on the Jews in Russia has greatly increased. It is known that Bark har hnd con ferences with the Rothchilds, the Monteflores, the Camuels. and other leading Jewish bankers and states men, at which the quoslton of Rus sian finances was discussed. Mr. Bark has shown himself in earnest sym pathy with the reform movement, and the situation is described as very hopeful by those who know. STOCK QUOTATIONS. NEW YORK. Oct. 18.-Saturday Al Ray. 25^; Utah Copper. 66%; Butte Copper wan quoted at 18 cents. Alaska Gold dosed today at 33; ALLIES PLEASED WITH BALKAN SITUATION LONDON, Oct. 18.?Gen. Mackon zen's campaign against Serbia is de veloping with u slowness that is very gratifying to the Allies and Serbia. He has advanced slightly and made somo captures, bnt his troops, accord ing to advices received here, have so far obtained no Important results. On the other hand, the Serbians have gained several engagements that have occurred between their forces and those of Bulgaria. In the meantime, the Allied forces an) moving to the front to aid the Serbians. These include troops which were landed at Salonika, and tho Ital ian troops which are moving through Montenegro. Serbians Retire Before Germans. BERLIN, Oct. 18.?Serbian forces In the Mo6va district, ....orthwestern Serbia, where strong resistances has been offered to the Teutonic Invad ers, are now beginning to retreat, ac cording to an official announcement made today from army headquarters. Tho Serbian forces have been weaken ed by the transfer of men to the Bul garian front. 280,000 Teutons Against Serbia. PARIS. Oct. 18.?Tho Austro-Ger man troops on the Savc-Danube front are estimated at 14 divisions?or 280, ? 000 men?by a dispatch to the Temps from Nish. The dispatch, though pub lished today, was sent from the Ser-i biun capital Saturday. BULGARIAN MINI8TER MAY BECOME RU8SIAN ?+? PETROGRAD, Oct. 16.?It is un derstood that the Bulgarian Minister to Russia, M. Madjaroff, disagrees with the policy of the government and In case of a rupture will follow the example of his prodecessor, Dndko Dimltrloff and apply for Russian citt tenship so that he may enter the seh rice of Russia. CHICAGOAN HELD AS SPY CHICAGO, Oct 18.?Irving G. M. Heese. a newspaper photographer, of Chicago, who went to Europe to get war pictures, is a prisoner in London :harged with being a German spy, ac :ording to word received here. BRITISH CLEAR GERMAN SHIPS OUT OF BALTIC LONDON, Oct. 18.?It is said here :hat British submarines have com pletely cleared the Baltic sea and the 3ulf of Bothnia of German ships..More ban 50 German ships that were afraid >f proceeding from Swedish ports Pave been compelled to Interne until lfter the war. LATE NEWS BULLETINS GERMANS SINK 23 VESSELS. NEW YORK ? Von BernstorfT an nounced today that German submar ines have sunk 23 vessels, Including four transports, of the Allies in tho Mediterranean. CARRANZA RECOGNITION TOMORROW. WASHINGTON?The formal recog nition of Carranza will occur tomor row. COAL CLAIMANTS CAN GET FREE WASHINGTON ?? Secretary of the| Intorlor Lane announced that coal j claimants can preserve their right to collect their deposit fees if they file relinquishments before October 20, AMERICAN YACHT SEIZED. BOGOTA?Columbian government Is golding atr Buena Ventura an Ameri can jjacht bound for ?an Francisco under suspicion that she Is German. The name "Academy" has been paint ed over tho name "Ethel." The yacht carries an unusually large crew. DEDICATE MASONIC TEMPLE. WASHINGTON ? The two million dollar Masonic temple was dedicated BRITISH GOVERNMENT CRITICISED. LONDON?The verdict of the cor oner's Jury over the victims of the Zeppelin raid was that "death resulted from air raid." Criticism of the government for its apparent inability to protect, the coun try from air raids is heard today on all sides. CHIEF OF POLICE KILLED. GALESBURG. 111.?Lynn Matthews, Chicago chief of police, was shot and killed while leading a raid on a Negro gambling house. MARTIAL LAW IN MOSCOW. . PETROGRAD ? An imperial ukase 'ins been lRsued proclaiming n state of ! war at Moscow. - .1 REVOLUTION THREATENED WASHINGTON?The -State Depart ment is advised that Guatemala is on the verge of a revolution against Pres ident Cabreara. GASOLINE 8HIP WRECKED. POINT ARENA, Oal.?The gasoline vessel Alliance II was wrecked on the rocks 12 miles north of this place. Eight perished. She was bound from Vancouver for Mexico. BULGARIAN INVADERS DEFEATED IN SERBIA BY ARMY OF ALLIES LONDON, Oct. 18.?With al lied assistance, the Serbians have defeated the Bulgarian at tack at Vilandovo, turning the enemy's advance into a headlong retreat beyond their own bord er- The arrival of French troops at the psychological moment, ! while the Serbians were strug gling with the Bulgarian army, : which had been reinforced by 140,000 fresh troops, and when the battle still hung in the bal ance, gave to the contest dra majtic qualities which for the moment have completely eclip sed the military exploits in oth |er theatres of the war. The successful defeat of the | Bulgarian invasion is regarded here as one that cannot fail to have tremendous influence in the war in the Balkans. ALLIES OCCUPY BULGARIAN TOWN I . ?? LONDON, Oct. 18. ?Strum unitza in Bulgaria was occupied by the allied armies of Great Britain, France and Serbia to day, according to official advices from Salonika. FRENCH UNDER- FIRE. ATHENS, Oct. 18. ?French troops in Macedonia have receiv- ^ ed their baptism of fire, accord ing to word that is being re ceived today. The French ad vance was attacked by Bulgar ian troops near the railway bridge at Hudov Vilandoyo The attacking Bulgars num bered 40,000 men, and thus far the results have been undermin ed. PREDICTED EUROPEAN WINTER TO BE SEVERE PAKIS, Oct. 18? In view of the near approach of the winter season and the effect its coming will have on the military campaigns, interest has been aroused by the prediction of Augustin Rev, naturalist and meterol ogist, that the winter will bo an ex ceptionally severe one.