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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE '
I . , SSSSSSSSSSBB^mmmmm ^ ^ -cA?"? VOL-VI.. NO. 906. JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20. 1916. " PRICE TEN CENTS. UNITED STATES MAY IMPRISON INTERNED GERMANS 1^ GAGOFF TO HANG FOR HISCRIME WHlTKUpRSE. Oct. 20?Alexander Gagoff, this Afternoon plead guilty to murder and was sentenced by Judge Ma caul ay to be banged March ltOh. Gagoff shot and killed Pat Kinslow, George Lane. T. Boskovich and Henry Cook September 30th. Judge Macaulay reached Whltehorse yesterday with other officials. The trial began this afternoon. A jury was qluckly secured. Gagoff was ask ed to plead, and said: "1 am guilty. I said two or three times that I was guilty, and say so again." The jury was dismissed, but the court took the evidence in the case, and then adjudged the accused to be giulty, and sentenced hi mas stated. ARRESTS FOLLOW HAINES SHOOTING IIAJNES, Oct 20.?Carl Logan, wno was with Severt Johnson and Roy Hurst, when the latter was accident ally shot in a house of prostitution conducted by Bee Jones, was arrested yesterday and conTicted- of carrying concealed weapons. He had the gun with which Hurst was shot Logan was fined. $10. Bee Jones, the woman in whose house the shooting occurred, was ar rested for selling liquor without a license. ___ Hurst Shooting Accidental. HAINES. Oct 20.?Offlclal Investi gation shows that the shooting of Roy Hurst yesterday was purely acciden tal. Johnson has been completely ex hone rated by public opinion as well as by the officers of the law... Bee Jones, the colored woman in whose house of 111 repute the shoot ing occurred, was found guilty of sell ing liquor without a license, and was fined $100. FAIRBANKS WOMAN ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS RUSSIAN AND SELF ! FAIRBANKS. Oct 20.?EUe Kadzof. a Russian, was accidentally shot in the lower part of the abdomen yes terday in a house in the restricted district by Louise Lohr. Physicians say that he will recover. The girl shot one of her own fin gers off with the same shot which struck Kadzof. No arrests were made. Miner Suicides Charles Skofland. a Norwegian j miner aged 33 years, shot himself be hind the ear Monday afternoon, while in the California saloon, and died three hours later. No reason waa given for the act. v ? ? ?*?????? ??????! ? ? ? EMPIRE PRESS BREAKS. + ? ? ' ? ? An accident to The Empire + ? plre's press this afternoon will + ? make the paper unusually late + ? tonight. DOLPHIN TO TAKE HEAVY LIST OF PASSENGERS OUT The steamship Dolphin will sail sooth tonight with a heavy list of passengers from Jnneau. Many of the passengers were booked to sail on the Northwestern, hut when that ves sel arrived from the Westward she had all accommodations taken. The Dolphin's passengers from Ju neau will be as follows: For Seattle ? H. Ostrom, Albert Wile. D. D. Garvey. F. M. Kelly. W. D. Ford and wl re. Oscar Loe, E. A. Born. S. Wilmer. Miss R. Hatch. E. I. Wade and wife and two sons. John R. Scott. F. ObermUIer. W. Zllhell. A. Bergstalier. Had McBride, A. P. Cloudy. C. M. Prints. D. McQuestion. F. 8. Hols. J. F. Eckhart. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Dalton. Capt. E. B. Hoffman. A. Beeeloff. J. Beseloff. For Ketchikan?T. Chapfn and wife. For Wrangell?Fred Lundberg. WELL KNOWN MINER TO LEAVE FOR UTAH Had McBride. a well known miner, who for several months has been em ployed by Foreman Arthur Riendeau. in the Alaska Gold Belt cross-cut, leaves tonight on the Dolphin, on his . way to Maryavale. Utah, to work in a potash mine at that place, which Is named by the United States Smelting & Refining Company. The mine is under the superintendency of Leo K. Kennedy, former Jualln superintend ent. and George C. Jones, a former Tread well and Juneau mining man. al so. is working there In an official ca pacity. ? ????????? + ????? + e + WEATHER REPORT ? + Maximum??2. * * Minimum1?34. ? + Partly cloudy. + ????????????????? COURT AT WORK ON j fALLTERM The special October term of the United States district court began at 10 o'clock this morning and at 11:30 the following men were sworn to serve as a grand jury for tho term, the last four of whom were listed in a special venire: L. B. Adsit, Gunitar Blomgren, YV. W. Caaey. Grafton Coleman, F. J. Cor ey, R. Q. Day, William Dickinson. G. Fagerson. D. W. Fales, A. A. Hum frey. EL R. Jaeger. W. P. Lass. C. H. Pa swells. EL P. Pond. Paul Bloedhorn. J. I. Kincaid. B. A. Barnette. John Les lie, W. E. Burns. Dan Lee, P. M. Mul lin and Tom Sweeny. W. W. Casey of Juneau was appoint ed foreman of the grand jury. R. M. Holley has been appointed as bailiff. A. Elkland was excused until Octo ber 20. as was J. N. Stoody. B. A. Barnette will arrive from Haines on the Dolphin tonight. Petit Jury. On account of the fact that no cases were ready for trial this morning, the petit jurymen were excused until Fri day morning at ten o'clock. me petit jury ia as follows: George Burford, Frank Carroll. Rus sell Casey. J. V. llavls, J. H. Gilpat rick. H. Heidom, J. F. Mullen, R. E. Murphy, Patrick Riley. J. A. Sloan, Clark Smith, John T. Spickett. H. T. Tripp, W. R. Wills, W. Kilburn. B. R. Lelrers, George Beare, Charles Haley. * * ? GOVERNMENT TO GUARD AGAINST CONTRACTORS RALEIGH. N. C.. Oct. 20. ? What the government expects to do toward preventing private manufacturers from reaping excessive profits in the ex penditure of hundreds of millions In volved in the administration's Nation al defense program was outlined here today by Secretary of the Navy Jo-! sephns Daniels in a speech to the North Carolina State fair. Among other things, he said that in his annual report he will recom mend the enactment of legislation to enable the government to equip Itself to build more naval craft, and make' its own armor plate and greatly extend its manufacture of munitions. MUIR GETS HIGH POSITION WITH U. S. SMELTING Downie D. Muir. Jr.. engineer in charge of the development of the Eb ner mine for the United States Smelt ing & Refining Company, has been pro moted to a high position, according j to letters received In Juneau this morning. Mr. Muir has been made ; superintendent of the big company's! mining operations in the Bingliatr..' Utah, district, and the Inter-Mountain district, embracing the Rocky Moun-j tain states. Mr. Mnlr's headquarters will be in Salt Lake City. He will continue to direct the work in the Ebner. The Bingham properties include three mines which are producing. In the Inter-Mountain district the United ; States Smelting Company is carrying ; on exploration work. Two companies, one to mine dhd one to explore, wer? organized and placed in charge of Mr. Muir. The United States Smelting & Re fining company came into the control of the Ebner mine on the development contract which was made two years ago. The Chapman bondholders I agreed with the smelting company to sell the mine to the latter for $1,000, 000. providing that the company's de ?' velopment showed the mine to be of a value not more than $15,000,000. A clause in the contract provided that : the United States Smelting Company shouid spend at least $500,000 in de velopment; and that if paying value was not found when that amount was j spent. It should be returned to them by the Ebner owners. The result was a suit by the smelting company to re cover the money it had spent in de velopment. The property was put under the hammer and bid in by the United States Smelting agents. MAGAZINE REPRESENTATIVE IS BUSINESS VI8IT0R HERE Miss Leah M. Lawson, representing Everybody's and Cosmopolitan mag jazines and the International Maga ' zines. arrived on the Dolphin, and will spend some time in Juneau in connection with her business. She is at the Gastineau hotel. I OTTO NOFFKE IS NOW TO BE "GEORGE MASON" An order was this morning issued by Judge Jennings permitting Otto Xoffke to change his name to George Mason. Noffke filed his petition dur ing the last term of conrt and made his request for permission to change his name on the ground that among his countrymen his own name has a sig nificance which subjects him to ridi cule. fNOC FILES CHARGE AGAINST STRONG Dispatches received from Washing ton today confirmed statements that have been made on the stroets by Ed ward I. Wade, who was a stenogra pher and clerk In the Governor's of fice from early In August until the 18th of the present month, that he had filed charges against Gov. J. P. A. Strong. The Seattle Times' correspondent, according to the Seattle dispatches, said In today's Times: "Formal charges were filed against Gov. J. F. A. Strong with President Woodrow Wilson late yesterday afternoon. The Alaskan executive is charged with re* mining a Republican in office, the said Republican being William W. Shorthill, the Governor's private sec retary. "The charges against the Governor are written on stationery from the ex ecutive office and aro signed by Will iam (Edward) I. Wade, who, It Is pre sumed at Washington, is a former clerk In the Governor's office. On plain paper Wade Informs the Presi dent that he has resigned in order to be free to file charges against the Governor. The charges against the Governor avor that Shorthill manifests 'a partisanship of a particularly of fensive and radical type, and that his incumbency of this "important confi dential and lucrative office is in defi ance of democratic protests of the most vigorous and trenchant charac ter.' "It is understood that the charges will be laid before Secretary Lane, of the Department of the Interior, to day and that he will determine what action will be taken." Not Considered Seriously. After resigning his position in the Governor's office. Mr. Wade stated that it was due to friction between himself and Mr. Shorthill, and for several days he has been conducting a more or less vociferous campaign against the Governor for retaining Shorthill in his office. He has stated that he had filed charges against tho Governor for doing so. and alleged that Shorthill Is a bitter partisan Re publican. The incipient campaign against the Governor was not regard ed seriously in Juneau. Gov. Strong Saya Nothing. When oucationed regarding the charges this afternoon Gov. Strong replied: "I have nothing to say in regard to the matter as I consider the charges too absolutely foolish to pay any at tention to them. I shall make my an swer to the Secretary of the Interior if I am called upon to do so." Shorthill NoNt a Republican. 'William W. Shorthlll, in a state ment Riven to The Empire today, said that he is not a Republican and never has been one; that ho has voted only once for President, and that was for William J. Bryan In 1896, and that he has taken little part in politics in Al aska except to vote. Mr. ShnrtbiU's statement follows; "I have never been active in poll tics since coming to Alaska, nor, for that matter, before that time. In the campaign of 1896 I worked and voted for William Jennings Bryan. I came to Alaska in February, 1898, and have lived here continuously ever since. I have been more or less non-partisan in Alaska politics, voting for Ronan, the Democratic candidate for delegate In 1910, and for Gllmore the Republi can candidate, in 1912, while in 1914 1 voted for Mr. Bunnell, the Democratic candidate, and worked in a quiet way for him as well, and made a small con | trtbutlon toward the campaign expens | cs of the local Democratic committee. I have never allied myself with any ! political organization, but have for i many years leaned strongly toward the principles of the Democratic party, especially since coming to Alaska, it being more and mdfe apparent to me that these principles are far better for the common people than those of the Republican party. 1 have never be fore had my political views brought into question, out since iney are now questioned I have no hesitation in say ing that as between the principles of the Republican party, as expressed during the last twenty years, and those of the Democratic party. I am most certainly not a Republican but a Dem ocrat. Neither Gov. Clark nor Gov. Strong ever questioned me as to my political faith, henco I had not deemed it an important matter until now brought in question." ELKS' BOWLING TOURNAMENT TO BE HELD HERE A bowling tournament is being ar ranged by the Elks, and great inter est is being taken in the plans. The tournament will start on November 1, and will end late in December. There will be six 5-man teams, which will be selected by a committee of six "neutrals" at a meeting In the Club Sunday. Each team will meet even' other team twice during the tournament and prizes will be given for high. Individ ual score and high individual aver age. A silver trophy cup. engraved with the names of the winning team will be the grand prize, and will be come the property of the club. It is planned to have a banquet foi all the teams on New Year's Eve. Tht three low teams will be called upor to provide the expense of the feast. ft INTERNED GERMANS WASHINGTON, Oct. 20.?Naval offi clala arc considering the advisability of placing the 500 sailors and officers of the two German warships interned at Newport News Into a detention camp to prevent further escapes. The escape of three German officers yes terday has incensed the government officials. Six petty officers had prev iously escaped from the Kronz Prlnz Wllhelm. Secret service agents, assisted by coast guard cutters arc searching for the fugitives. British men-of-war are also on the lookout for them. PRESIDENT IS AIDING CARRANZA WASHINGTON. Oct. 20. ? Presi dent Woodrow Wilson today declared an embargo on the shipment of nrrns and ammunition to Mexico. The President signed a supplementary or der, however, which excepts Gen. Car ranza'a government from the embargo, and permits munitions to go through to him unhampered. The prohibition of the shipment of war supplies applies to the factions which are opposed to the government which the United States government and the South American powers have recognized. The President's action 'is regarded as highly significant, following as It docs the recognition of Carrana, and Is interpreted as expressing his Inten . tlon to help "put an end to fighting In I Mexico. Carranza to Visit Border. LAREDO, Tex.. Oct. 20.?Gen. Car ransa, the recognized head of the ; Mexican government. will visit the ; Mexican border at Pledras Negrases and Neuvo Laredo within the next week, said advices received In the latter town from Torreon, where Car ranza arrived today on a trip of in spection throughout the Northern ; States of Mexico. It is said that he will have confer ences with American representatives | while In this vicinity. Mexicans Pleased. WASHINGTON. Oct. 20.? Informa tion received here from various sec tions of Mexico indicate that the peo ple of that country have generally ac . qulesced in the recognition of Gen. Carranza as the head of the Mexican government. The people everywhere arc said to be pleased at the pros pect of early peace in that troubled country. TEN MEXICAN BANDITS SHOT OR HANGED FOR TEXAS TRAIN ROBBERY I i BROWNSVILLE. Aex? Oct. 20. ? Four Mexican bandits were hanged to trees and six shot by the citizens' pos ses for participation in the train hold up and robbery Monday, which result ed In the killing of three Americans. American troops are stationed along the Rio Grande river to prevent Mex icans from crossing over the boundary. WOMAN SUFFRAGE LOSES HEAVILY IN NEW JERSEY TRENTON, N. J., Oct. 20.?The pro posed woman suffrage amendment to tho constitution was defeated by a tro mendous majority. It Is believed that over)* county In tho State has given a majority against the women notwith standing the vigorous campaign that was waged In behalf .of the amend ment by the women. The supporters did not expect to win but they did ex pect a much larger vote than was giv en them. President Woodrow Wilson voted early yesterday at Princeton, and cast his vote for the amendment. He was greeted with enthusiasm where ever he appeared. 70,000 Majority Against Suffrage. TRENTON, Oft 20.?Almost com plete returns received from yesterday's , election Indicate that the majority against the woman suffrage nmend BY-STANDER WAS SHOT AT RENTON BANK ROBBERY , SEATTLE, jOct. 20.?Stanley Lees, a by-stander, was shot In tho foot as ? the result of a fusllade of shots that . ter robbing the Citizens' Bmik at Ren 1 There have been no arrests as yet In connection with the robbery. The . robbers left the automobile shortly af ter leaving the bank, and arc now ? supposed to be In the woods In the . vicinity of Lake Washington. i IL IN WAR ALONG ENTIRE WESTERN ERONT PARIS, Oct. 20.?There has been a : decided lull in the operations through j out the entire Western front. The un i successful German assaults have been discontinued, and, aside from artillery attacks there has been little activity on the part of the Allies' armies!" for two days. They made some gaitis in the Lorraine section yesterday morn ing, but during the night and today the lull is marked. 8IGN OF CROS8 CUT ON HEADS OF SLAIN PARIS, Oct. 20.?That a socrot so ciety similar to the Ancient "Car bonalris" still exists in Italy is re vealed by the discovery of the muti lated bodies of two gendarmes with the sign of the cross cut upon their foreheads. The society's mission is supposed to be to wreak vengeance on the tools of Austrian depression. MOSCOW UNIVER8ITY STUDENTS ON STRIKE BERLIN. Oct. 20. ? (wireless via Tuckerton)?Adcordlng to the Rus sian newspaper, "Novoc Vromya," the students of Moscow University are on a strike, and the university is con stantly guarded by soldiers. The stu dents of the commercial high school, the technical high school and the women's university have Joined the strike. MINISTER'S REPRSENTATIVE IS VISITING CANADA OTTAWA, Oct. 20.?D. A. Thomas, representative of David Lloyd George. British minister of munitions, accom panied by Sir Fred, Donaldson, of the Woolwich arsenal, and Lionel Huch ons, of the well known firm of" Cam mel, Lafd & Co., reached Ottawa re cently from New York. TEUTON LOSSSES HEAVY IN SERBIA PARIS. Oct. 20.? Austro-German losses In the campaign against Ser bia, up to Thursday evening October 14, were estimated at 26,000 officers and men killed and 00.000 wounded, according to a dispatch received by; the Temps from Nlsh, the Serbian capital. The Serbian army operating In the north, the message states, al so sustained heavy losses. ENGLAND IS ABLE TO AID HER ALLIES LONDON Oct. 20.? Sir George Palsh, in a statement concerning the recent speech of the Finance Minis ter, says: "The speech of the financial secre tary of the treasury is being much discussed. No one acquainted with the financial strength of Great Bri tain can doubt her powers to main tain her great war expenses and to continue her valuable assistance to her Allies, provided, of coudse, that her financial strength Is husbanded and exerted In a manner that will yield the groated advantage. "An important part of that finan cial strength consists in the freedom with which money is spent In Eng land in normal times, after provision is made for tho capital needs of the j country and for the great sums of money louned to the foreign nations." ; CORDOVA WIRELESS STATION WILL BE REPAIRED SOON ??? SEATTLE, Oct. 20. ? The govern ment steamship Promethus Is coaling here preparatory to sailing with ap paratus and stores for rebuilding the Cordova radio station that was recent ly destroyed by an explosion. AUTO THIEVES STEAL 75 NEW YORK MACHINES NEW YORK, Oct. 20.?Two men arrested at Middlesboro, Ky., and re turned to Now York, and two others captured at Patchogu, Long Island, are charged by the police with having stolen in New York seventy-ifvc au tomobiles and of having sold most of the machines In Long Island. With the automobiles they were unable to sell, the police charged, the men started a taxicab service at Cumber land, Gap. Ky. Two of the men plead guilty. MELLEN TE8TIFIES AGAINST ROCKEFELLER NEW YORK. Oct. 20. ? Charles S. Mellen took the stand today as a wit William Rockefeller and associates on the charges growing out of their ac tions as directors of the New Haven. He testified in dotall to facts concern ing New Haven management. MORAN BEATS COFFEY. NEW YORK Oct. 20.?Jim CofTey, third round of a scheduled 10-round bout hore last night. Coffey was clear ly outclassed. STOCK QUOTATIONS. NEW YORK. Oct. 20.?Alaska Gold closed today at 32%: Chino at 49%: Ray, 25%: Utah Copper, G9%; Butte and Superior, GO. ATTACKS ON CABINET CONTINUE LONDON, Oct. 20.?Cabinet minis ters were again bombarded with war questions in the House of Commons today, but for tho most part they man aged to escape an intended frontal at tack by those who are seeking the downfall of the coalition government. Replies developed that the officer who commanded the landing of Brit ish troops at Sulva Bay, Gallipot! peninsula, had been shelved, and that lie now holdb no command in the Brit ish amy, COLLAPSE OF CABINET IS PREDICTION, LONDON, Oct. 20.?Horatio Bottom ly, member of Parliament, editor of "John Bull," predicted the immediate collapse of the coalition government, and the formation of a council of bus iness men, with Andrew Bonar Law, Conservative party lender in the Com mons. succeeding Premier Asquith. The prediction was made in a speech at New Castle. Consider Eastern Situation. The committoe of the Cabinet, known as the war committee, met yes terday afternoon, and was joined by Alexander Millerand, the French min ister of war, and Paul Cambon, the French ambassador. The British committee sat a half hour, after which another Cabinet council was held in the House of Com mons. Nothing was made public concern ing the meetings, which continued weil into the night, but it may be assumed that they had to do with the develop ments in the military situation of the Near East. CARSON DIFFERED OVER BALKANS LONDON, Oct. 20.?Sir Edward Car Bon announced in the House of Com mons today that his resignation was due to divergence of views In regard to the military affairs of the Near Sir Edward Carson was received by the King today aftor the latter had had a conference with Andrew Donar Law. who will become Prime Mini ster In case Premier Asqulth retires. GERMANS START ; RUSSIAN RIOTS LONDON, Oct 20.?A dispatch to the Daily Telegraph from Petrograd j quotes Alexcl Kavostoff, Minister of he Interior in the Russian govern ment, as saying in replying to a ques -Jon concerning the proclamation of martial law in Moscow: 'The Germans have got into a condition of utter exhaustion. They have really lost the war now. They will in the future strive to put a drag on our activi ties in the production of muni tions of war by stirring up strikes, and causing confusion and disor ganization of our means of trans ! portation of troops and war sup- ' piles." [RUMANIAN NEUTRALITY IS TO BE RESPECTED PETROGRAD, Oct 20.?RubsI* has no Intention of violating Roumanla's neutrality by sending an expedition ary force over Roumanian boII, ac cording to official announcement here today. The official announcement "The Wolff agency Is circulating a report that Russia Intends to Invade Bulgaria through Roumanla. Tho ob ject of this false report is obvious. "The German maneuvers Is merely an attempt to district Roumanla's at tention from Germany, who will un scrupulously violate Roumanla's neu trality either to establish communica tion with Bulgaria or to enter the Russian front from the South." ? ? ? ACCIDENT KiLL8 CANADIAN TROOPS LONDON, Oct. 20.?Thirteen Cana dlan soldiers, members of the Over seas Construction Corps, were Injured It Hampshire when a stone laden truck was overturned, and fell upon them. .Suppers Earoes. Mooney, Olden and Little arc probably fatally hurt. The accident occurred this morning. PRINCE LEOPOLD L08E8 FAMILY MEMBERS BERLIN, Oct. 20.?"Six In ray house have died on the field of battle. It has been a sad year, but It must be i endured with fortitude." in this simple way Leopold, the .'reigning prince of Llppe. spoke con cerning the losses In his family during the present war. There was even a noti of pride in his voice. They had I done their duty and there was nothing more to be said. The Prince spoke in his castle al the foot of Teutoberg mountain, bulll more :Ran 1,000 years ago. (ANOTHER BALKAN ATTACKED LONDON. Oct. 20. ? The Central Powers have decided upon still anoth er campaign, according to dispatch es reaching here from an origin in Frankfort. he statement is that Montenegro will be- invaded by a Ger man army of 20,000 men. This army will co-operate with one of 300,000 that will be sent against Serbia to aid Bulgaria In the war against that country. Austrian and German artillery ha7e arrived from Galicla at Sarayevo in Bosnia, CO miles north of the Monte negrin border to participate In the campaign against Montenegro. SERBIANS DffEAT TEUTONIC FORCES I GENEVA. Oct. 20.?The Serbians have repulsed the Austro-German forces north of Shabat, according to a Bucharest message today. The dis patches say that heavy losses were sustained by the Teutons, and that they are retreating in disorder. BULGARS DEVELOP SERBIAN CAMPAIGN LONDON. Oct. 20.?The latest re ports from the Balkans indicate that Bulgaria's campaign against Serbia has been developing with great rapidi ty. The Bulgarian troops have cross ed the border into Serbia In no less than eight places, and they are in force at many of the points. The Allies are preparing to meet the Invaders, and troops are being landed at Salonika and crowded to ward the frontier. BULGARS CUT OFF THE ALLIES ? ? SOFIA. Oct. 20.?The Bulgarian troops have captured Egc Palonka, cutting the rail communications be tween Serbians and the Allies who are Innding at Salonikl. The capture Is regarded as highly important by the Bulgarian war? of fice, and every effort will be made to hold the position. POPE INTERVENES TO SAVE CONDEMNED LIVE8 ROME. Oct. 20.?Pope Benedict*-at the request of the British and Belgi an legations, has interceded with Em peror William In behalf of Baron De Hempshulnne." Countess De Belle ville, Mile. Thuller and seven other French persons, who have been con demned by the Germans to be shot as spies. FORCE GERMAN LINES ALL OUT OF SHAPE PETROORAD. Sept. 20?The Dvlnsk region has^ become the arena of a fierce artillery battle, punctuated by direct collisions In the neighborhood of Schlosburg and Gargounokovo, the northeast front fortress. In the southern theatre the Aus tro-German front is becoming abnor mally convex owing to the Russian success in the region of Kobel on the Pripet and the presence of Russian forces on the line of the Oglnsky can al in the Pinsk district From these circumstances thq military authori ties infer that the Germans would bo compelled to retire to the westward immediately. Force Center 17 Miles PETROGRAD, Oct. 20.?Russian di vision troops have thrust the Ger mun center north of Plnsk back sev enteen miles and are continuing suc cessful attacks, according to todayfs official bulletin. Military experts predict progress along the entire front will force the Germans to make a general retreat and compel them to abandon posi tions where they had. expected to pass the winter. CANADA TO AID THE RUSSIAN JEWS MONTREAL, Oct. 20.?Stirred by a cable from Leopold dc Rothschild and other English Jew leaders stating that the "number of Jewish sufferers in the Russian war zono exceeds 1.500. 000, while unparalleled tragedy and appallng suffering render further ef forts Imperative." Montreal Hebrews have opened a campaign with the ob ject of raising at least $50,000. The ^ campaign will probably be carried on for some time. RUSSIA TO ISSUE LARGE BOND LOAN PETROGRAD, Oct. 20.?The Russi an government is prcparihig to issue an internal loan of 1,000.000,000 ru- S?j bios, bearing an Interest rate of 5% per cent. CONNAUGHT PRINCESS UNDERGOES OPERATION LONDON, Oct. 20.?Princess Arthur - of Connought, underwent an operation ? for acute appendicitis Sunday. Her condition is satisfactory.