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VOL. VII., NO. 925. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, NOV. 11, 1915. PRICE TEN CENTS.
SURVIVORS SAY ANCONA WARNED; CAPTAIN DENIES IT BOAT FOR LOCAL RUN G.T.P. PLAN (.'apt. C. H. Nicholson of Vancouver, B. C.. general manager of the Grand Trunk Pacific Steamship Co., and G. A. McNicholl of Prince Rupert, an of ficial in the freight and passenger de partment of the Grand Trunk rail road. are visitors In Juneau. They registered yesterday at the New Cain Hotel, upon their return from Skag way. and In the afternoon conferred with the local G. T. P. agent, H. R. Shepard. over passenger and freight conditions here. "We are doing a little missionary work, studying conditions generally in Southeastern Alaska." said Capt. Ni cholson last night. "While our plans have not reached maturity, it is not at all improbable that we shall enter ( the Alaska field. We have had the matter under advisement for some time and we now believe that the , time has come when we could enter the trade, and get our share of the business. (' "If upon my return to Vancouver, j the Grand Trunk Pacific should de- , cide to start a steamship service to j Juneau and Skagway. the service would be Inaugurated on or about , the first of January. 1918, and we j would begin by running a small boat j with ample passenger and freight fa- t cilitles to meet the business between ( Alaskan points and Prince Rupert t for the time being. "With the opening of the season j in the spring, we would then put in ; service, and run under regular sched- ] ule our two fast boats, the Prince George and Prince Rupert." The company expects to reach out ( for a big slice of the Eastern travel , from Alaska, and freight shipments ( also will be sought. J. M. Keller has i been designated temporarily as the ( Skagway agent of the company and ] ? Mr. Shepard will continue as the Ju- , neau representative of the line. Capt. Nicholson and Mr. McNicholl t visited the Elks' Club last evening.' j c EX-MARSHAL i PERRY DIES , INJDUBUQUE DUBUQUE. Ia? Nov. 11. ? George G. Perry, at one time United States marshal at Fairbanks. Alaska, died here yesterday. He was 68 years of I age and has been prominent in Iowa 1 politics for many years. Perry leaves < a fortune estimated to be 850,000. ] ( The death of George 0. Perry re moved a man who was welt known i throughout Alaska when he served as < head of the policing system of the I Fairbanks district during the early days of the camp. It was during < Perry's administration that Hender- i son. the notorious "Bluo Parka" ban- i dlt operated on Pedro Creek, robbing i miners of their gold dust. Hender son was caught and after his convlc- i tion was sentenced to a long term in McNeil's island penitentiary. I Perry wac appointed In 1900. by President William McKlnley. He served for two terms and was suc ceeded by Marshal Henry K. Love. SAILING CRAFT AGAIN < ENTER EUROPEAN TRADE NORFOLK. Va.. Nov. 11.?The six- i masted schooner Edward J. Lawrence i has been chartered to take 5.000 tons i of coal from Norfolk to Spain for $52.- i 500, the highest rate ever paid an i American schooner for coal carrying-. The s&rcity of tonnage has created an unprecedented demand for large schooners. ENGLAND IS TO QUIT COINING HALF SOVEREIGNS LONDON. Nor. 11.?Great Britain vill discontinue the coinage of their half-sovereign pieces, owing to the great wastage on the coin, due to the large surface exposed in proportion to its value. KUSHNICK GUILTY. After three minutes of delib eration the jury this afternoon found George Kushnick guilty of shooting with intent to kill. The case of the United States against George Kuahnlck, charged with shooting with intent to kill Steve Stampo'.lo on Pennock island, near Ketchikan, in September will proba bly go to the jury late this afternoon. Kushnick. who is a native, is repre sented by 0. A. Tucker. + + + -f + + ** + + + ? + + o ? ? v WEATHBR REPORT ? + Maximum?39. + + Minimum?30. ? + Partly cloudy. + + Rain?.02 in. ? ????+???????????? 12 DAYS PASS AND CHRISTIE CASEUNSOLVED NO CLUES FOUND Deputy Marshal Manning ar rived today from Petersburg. "I found no trace of Krause, al-| though I got 'confidential' stor ies, about 150 of them, as to where he was," he said. "I am positive, however, that if it was Krause whom the watchman at the Taku cannery saw on the boat identified as having belong ed to Krause, that he is not trav eling alone. There was anoth er man with him on the boat, the watchman said." Friends of William Christie persist In the belief that the missing man Is at the botom of the channel, as day after day no clue Is found to the un ravelling of the mysterious mission which took him away from Trcadwcll twelve days ago. At the same time friends of Edward ; Krause. whom the marshal's office is seeking as an accomplice in the at fair, are firm In their belief that he had nothing to do with the matter outside of the possibility of his hav ing rented his boat to the partlos to the disappearance, whoever they may have been. And yet, the deputies of the mar shal's office have been working for learly two weeks In a futile effort to ocate Krause. Several clues have >een found as to his whereabouts but t seems that he has "Just gone" when ;he marshal gets there. Deputy J. L. Manning Is returning from Peters burg on the gas boat LUllan while Deputy Martin Klldahl returned to Petersburg last night. Meantime Mrs. Christie, who as Mrs. Gesekus bocamo a naturalized :ltlzen of the United States In May >f this year, remains at her homo or the Island, convinced that her hus band has met with foul play. Mrs Christie Is Inclined to adhero to the, theory that her husband has beer, nurdered. The continued failure to And any race of Christie calls to mind the ? llsappearance of Gus Bakke. who Iropped out of sight a couple of nonths ago and whom a careful and thorough search has been unable to ocate. CYCLONE DOES BIG DAMAGE AT GREAT BEND, KAS. KANSAS CITY. Nov. 11.?When a :ornado swept Great Bend. Kansas, late last night two persons were kill id. thirtv-six people were Injured and property valued at J500.000 was ruin id. Most of the damage was done in the: region southwest of Great Bend. Sev iral hundred sheep were killed, and form buildings suffered. In Great Bend the waterworks, the slectric light plant, the Santa Fe rail road station, three flour mills and several grain elevators were destroy ed. Communication was interrupted last sight, but was restored today. GOLD IMPORTS REACH TOTAL OF $335,000,000 NEW YORK. Nov. 11.?Tho total Gold Imports of the United States for 1915, beginning with the first of the year and terminating with the last day of October, ten months in all. has! reached the enormous total of $335, [>00,000. It is the greatest record any country ever made in the same length of time. S. GOLD AND RETURING SECURITIES MAY KEEP STERLING EXCHANGE UP BOSTON. Nov. 11.? Francis W. Hirst, the editor of the London Econ omist, says In the Boston Advertiser that the revival of peace rumors Is to be attributed entirely to the finan cial and economic conditions and dif ficulty of the belligerent governments. The position of the Bank of England and the treasury Is better now than It was during the month of May. Ho says: "I believe every soldier at the front costs $1500 a year, although the average for those stationed In Fland ers Is considerably less. It Is ex pected that American exchange will be firmer for some weeks now, es pecially If Wan Street's ability to ab sorb our American securities contin ues unabated. A good supply of the gold export is, I hear, assured." WAR CAUSES MEDICINES TO ADVANCE RAPIDLY NEW YORK. Nov. 11.? The New York World says that the present shortage of drugs and medical chem icals as the result of the war Is with out parallel since that existent in the South during the Cfvll War. Prices are skyrocketing and are from 2 to 15 times above the normal. Quinine is $2.50 an ounce against 14 centB a few months ago. INCENDIARIES DESTROY BIG WIRE PLANT TRENTON. N. J.. Nov. 11. ? Two j wire-rope mills owned by the John A, Roebllng Sons company and used slnco the European war broke out for the manufacture of guns, chains and barbed wire for the ontente allies, were destroyed by flre early today. The loss Is placed at one million dol lars. Officials of tbo company, after an Investigation, this afternoon said that the flre undoubtedly was of incendiary origin, and rewards of $10,000 have been offered for information leading to the capture and conviction of the perpetrators of the crime. TAET WANTS ELIHU ROOT CHICAGO, Nov. 11.?In an address hero last night former President Tart declared that tbo best system of pre paredness for war that tho United States could adopt, in his judgment, would be a happy medium between the positions on thin subject of Theo dore Roosovelt aud Wllilam Jennings Bryan. Mr. Taft declared that Ellhu Root , to the present requirements of the , Presidency. FEARING RIGGS' TRANSFER, TANANA WIRES TO CAPITAL ?*? FAIRBANKS, Nov. 11: ? Fearing i that Thomas Rlggs, jr., of the Alaska railroad engineering commission is , about to be transferred, the Commer cial Club today sent resolutions to Secretary Lane for his retention here. Deal Is Custodian. I Postmaster Deal has been designate ed custodian of the bank property re cently purchased by the government, ] succeeding Marshal L. T. Envln. It means that Feedral officials In Fair- i banks will not move their otneos rnmi tho present locations. Postoffice Name Changed. i Brooks postoffice has been changed I to Llvengood, by order of the post office department. m ? ( AUSTRIA SEEKS ONLY ! TO WEAKEN SERBIA BOSTON. Nov. 11.?In an Interview ] with a Boston Globe correspondent at Budapest, Count Tlsza. minister presi dent of Hungary, is quoted as saying: "We never had aggressive designs J before tho war; we have had nono ' during tho war; wo have nono toda^. But we must have guarantees ofor i our future security. Serbia will bo diminished and weakened. It cannot be so left as to again become tho fire brand and constant source of dan ger to the peace of Austria-Hungary that It has been In the past." MICHIGAN COPPER YIELD TO BREAK RECORD CALUMET, Mich., Nov. 11. ? The Keweenaw peninsula will have a rec ord production this year amounting to nearly 250,000,000 pounds, with an average price of at least 16 cents. The demand for copper Is expected to hold good for four or five years If the navy building program is author ized by Congress. SPECULATORS HAVE BOUGHT UP MEXICAN SILVER COIN SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Nov. 11.? American speculators In Texas for the past two or three years have been hoarding up Mexican silver colli, prin cipally pesos which were bought as low as 38 cents on the United States dollar, or 12 cents below the ordinary fixed value.: Largo profits are ex pected when tho Carranza government Is established. Villa war money Is now regarded as practically worth less. ? + * WESTINGHOUSE COMPANY PURCHASES FIRST HOME PITTSBURGH, Pa.. Nov. 11.? The Westinghouse Electric & Manufac turing Company has taken back the control of the building in Pittsburgh where the firm began its business 30 years ago, and will Install machinery for the manufacture of shrapnel am munition. EXPORTS MARK NEW EPOCH IN TRADE NEW YORK. Nov. 11.?New York the last week in October established a world's record in export trade. When the custom house closed for the week, an approximate total of $80,000,000 of cargoes for foreign countries had been cleared from that port 8TOCK QUOTATIONS. NEW YORK, Nov. 11.?Alaska Gold closed today at 29, Chlno at 54%. Ray at 26%, Utah Copper at 74%, Butte and Superior at 68%. Copepr metals remains at 18%. INV RS QUIT RIGA BOG LANDS BERLIN, Nov. 11.?German troops have ovacuatcd the forest district to tho west and southwest of Shlock, and west of Riga Because that roglon has been transformed into a vast swamp by heavy rains, rays the official an nouncement issued by the Gorman war office today. Tho array of Prince Leopold of Ba varia reported no change on its front in Rusia today but tho army of General von Linslngen reported: "Wo are progressing northeast of Komorov." Tho Russians are roportod to bo massing near Mitau, in the Riga dis trict, but owing to the condition of the country tho war oillce believes no concertod attack will be made in that region, by the Slav forces, tho 'an nouncement concluded. GALLIENI PUTTING WAR INDUSTRIES ON SOUND FOOTING PARIS, Nov. 11. ? Despite tho fact that Geenral Galilenl, the "dofendor of Paris," has been in the war office! but a short time, many changes in the j administration are noticeable In a marked "tuning up' 'of the war ma chinery, says Le Matin today. Tho now French cabinet, Just or ganized under tho leadership of M. I Aristido Briand as premier, is repre sentative of all the political parties In the republic. With Minister of War Galilenl are Alexandre Ribot,; minister of finance, Reno Vivian!, for mer premier, minister of justice and M. Combc3, a formerly premier and Jules Cambon, tho veteran diplomat. "BIG 5" WAR COMMITTEE. LONDON. Nov. 11.?Great Britain's aew cabinet war committee during tho absence of Lord Kitchener, it was inounccd today, will consist of Prime Minister Asquith, Arthur' Balfour, David Lloyd-George, Andrew Bonar Law and Reginald McKcnna. 3ERMAN STEAMSHIP LINE TO Enter PACIFIC TRADE NEW YORK. Nov. 11.?The first ?ct of the Hamburg-Amerlcnn lino at the conclusion of war will be the op ening of a line of largo steamers from Hamburg direct to San Francls :o via the Panama Canal. This offic ial statement Is made by Dr. Otto Ecker. managing director of the line, who has arrived from Germany to look after some of the affairs of that company In America. He thinks the end of the war Is in sight. "Should another winter cam paign bo required, however." ho said, "Germany Is prepared for It The on ly possibility Is that of a complete German victory." BELLIGERENTS BUY 500,000 HORSES AND MULES IN AMERICA NEW YORK. Nov. 11.?Alfred B. Mackay, chairman of the executive commltteo of the National Horse Show Association says: "The European war has taken some thing like 500,000 horses and mules out of this country during the past year, and it Is predicted that double that number will follow if hostilities continue for two more seasons." LAURIER MAY RETIRE FROM PUBLIC LIFE MONTREAL, Nov. 11.?The Canad ian press predicts the early retire ment from the leadership of tho Li beral party and from public life of Sir Wilfrid Laurler. CANADA GETS WAR ORDERS FQR $500,000,000 NEW YORK, Nov. 11.?D. A. Thom as, Lloyd George's representative In America, declares that orders already placed and large orders now being al lotted in Canada for war supplies and munitions would amount In tho aggre gate to $500,000,000. - " * ? A A A Jk t A A A X A JL + "T ? T -r T T T T T Tl. <? * 4 REACHING WOMEN * 4 * 4 If you want to tell your story 4 * to women consider these facts 4 4 about The Dally Empire. 4 4 The Dally Empire 19 an ove- 4 4 nlng newspaper, and Is brought 4 4 home to tho wife at night when 4 4 she has the time and Incllna- 4 * tlon to read. 4 4 The Dally Empire has a larg- 4 * er circulation, and a larger homo 4 4 delivered circulation than any 4 * other newspaper In Alaska 4 4 The Dally Empire offers you an 4 4 opportunity to tell more Gastl- 4 4 neau Channel women about your 4 4 goods than any other newspa- 4 ! 4 per.* 4 4 This territory Is pre-eminent- 4 4 ly an evening newspaper Held. 4 4 THE DAILY EMPIRE 4 4 "All the News All the Time." 4 4 (*Dont forget that The Dally 4 4 Empire Is also the leading mar- 4 4 ket place for meiw) 4 44444444444 ">44444 BRITISH SUB PUTS GERMAN CRUISER DOWN COPENHAGEN, Nov. 11.?The Ger man cruiser Franolod was torpcdood and sunk by a British submarine, off the southern coast 0/ Sweden today. Nows was received here by wireless telegraph. The Franelod was a slstor ship of the cruiser Undine, which was torpedoed and sunk by a British sub marine last Monday morning. DANISH SHIPS HEAR THUNDER OF BIG GUNS COPENHAGEN, Nov. 11.?A can nonade of terrific intensity was heard by Danish boats today In tho neighbor Ben. and it Is believed that it fore shadows definite nows that British submarines have made an attack on a German squadron. Rumors that the Germnn squadron was to leave Hcgoland this week, to attempt to convoy German mer chant ships across tho Baltic Sea from Swedish ports, have been per sistently circulated and many of them found their way Into the pub lic press. MRS. GERARD IS DECORATED BY KAISER WILHELM BERLIN, Nov. 11.?Mrs. James W. Gerard, wife of the American ambas sador was decorated by Emperor Wil liam, with the Red Cross gold medals of the first nnd second class. It was the first time that a German first class medal has ever been given to a J woman not of royal blood. The honor paid Mrs. Gerard is In recognition of her untiring work In behalf of wounded soldiers and her efforts to relieve citizens of various; countries stranded In Germany. AUSTRIA LOSES MORE THAN 100,000 MEN IN ITALIAN OFFENSIVE PARIS, Nov. 11.?Dlspatchos from Rome say that the Austrian losses In the Italian offensive movement along U.o wholo Cruut from tUa -Adriatic. t<V the Swiss border have been in excess of 100,000 men in killed, wounded captured. The percentage of killed J hns been large. Italy proposes to continue the offen sive movement Indefinitely. It is said that sho has had nmplo ammuni tion to continue the bombardment of the Austraian lines for many weeks. JOFFRE WORKS FOR CO-ORDINATION OF ARMIES ?? LONDON. Nov. 11.?It is believed that Gen. Joffre's recent visit to Lon don and his confereucc with Kitch ener concerned a more closely co-or dinated military policy among the A) VON TIRPITZ IS IN BAD WITH KAISER LONDON, Nov. 11.?A central news dispatch from Amsterdam says the Kaiser has disgraced Admiral von Tlr pitz. To him was due the naval pol icy of "nipping off" tho British fleet by submarine attacks and the at tempted destruction of England's merchant marine. Both campaigns have failed according to British claims and the German government has guardedly admitted in a measuro tho failure of tho operations. Von Tlr pitz's reputation suffered, but it was because of the torpedoing of the Lusi tania and the Arabic that the "fash ion .of the king's countenance was ' that time on von Tirpltz has been lomoted in imperial esteem, but this is tho first Intimation of his "offic ial" disgrace. SINKING OF ANCONA ROUSES ENGLISH IRE LONDON, Nov. 1|. ? London's morning papers commented at great length on the sinking of the Italian American liner Ancona, of which they learned from America. The Times said today: "This lat est Incident In the maritime warfare of Teuton model ought to serve as a salutary comment on Gormany's exul tant congratulations to the United States over its last note to England. Which do they (the United States) prefer, tho British or German stand ard of maritime warfare and maritime right? The contract is complete." Tho Daily News said: "Germany, or Austria, if the guilt should be proved against all probability to be Austria's, can be left to renew ne gotiations with Secretary Lansing. Tho still unsottled Lusltania controver sy has today assumed fresh actuality and the principle at stake is entirely unaffected by the question whether or not tho Ancona carried American passengers." Other London papers Intimate that the United States, should it And that the Ancona was not warned, should sever diplomatic relations with Ger many. SARCASM AIMED AT BRITISH AND UNITED STATES BERLIN, Nov. 11.?German news paperes have commented with gener al Rnti8factlon on Secretary Lansing's last note to Great Britain demanding the right of neutral commerce to have freedom of the ocas. Two or three of the papers, however, speak satirically of the note. The. LoKal Anziegor regards the j note as "worthy of a place besides those of Germany as regards tho gravity of tho language used," but doubt3 "whether corresponding deeds will follow." The Boursen Zeltung says: "Tho note Is not the first of its kind that has been sent to Great Britain, but I we have not heard London paying any attention whatever to the wishes and demands put forth in the others, and since Washington plainly believes it must have special consideration for its British cousins, especially since these aro Ruch good cousns, the pres ent note will be laid on the shelf with the others, without, having achieved anything but thqt the American gov ernment has saved,Juj face';' GERMANY PLANNING MANY MORE ZEPPELINS LONDON, Nov. 11.?A neutral trav eler from Germany says that tho ac tivity at various zeppelin centers is now greater than at any previous per iod of the war. The new airships are belnfc built with great speed for work over England, and for scouting work. ENGLAND WILL NOT RESORT TO CON8CRIPTION LONDON, Nov. 11.? Conscription has been definitely disposed of. It is estimated that Lord Derby's plan of raising volunteers will secure 1, 750,000 men, which will fully satisfy the requirements of the war office and conscription will not be neces sary. 1 LATE NEWS BULLETINS WILSON TO MEET OPPOSITION. WASHINGTON ? Republicans In Congress will be consulted by tho t President on the administration for national dofcnse before tho opening of the coming session. It was learned to day. MIKADO FELICITATED. j KIOTA, Japan?Emperor Yoshlhlto was receiving felicitations today from all over the world, on tho occasion of his accession to the throne. The congratulatory message from Presi dent Wilson was among the first re : eeived. CUBA RECOGNIZES CARRANZA. HAVANA ? Cuba today formally recognized General Venustiano Car ranza as head of the de facto govern ment in Mexicc. McADOO SON-IN-LAW DIES. WASHINGTON ? Charles Taber Martin; of Los Angeles, son-in-law ol ? Secretary McAdo of the Treasury de partment, died of pneumonia at the secretary's home today. RUSSIAN DEBT COLOSSAL. PETROGPAD ? It was announced 1 today that the national debt by Jan > uary will have reached eight and one ? half billions. DOG IS JAILED. SEATTLE?Judge Kenneth Mackin toBh of the King County superior court today sentenced "Flirt," an English bull terrier, to three days in jail to determine whether the animal is vi clous or lovable. The owner of the dog was sued on a charge that he possessed a dog who was vicious. BANKER IS MURDERED. LOS ANGELES ? W. S. Windham, former banker and merchant of Pas adena. was assassinated In the terri tory of Topic, Mexico, a telegram which was recelv d here today said. No details were furnished. OFFICERS IN PRIEST GARB. ROME?According tov news from Athens, Albany has been overnn for the past threr months by men in the - garg of Catholic missionaries who f have beer, discovered to be Austrian ? army officers, sent there, it is said, to > prepare an Insurrection timed to co incide with the invasion of Serbia. AMMUNITION LANDED. I BUCHAREST? The Germans have - discharged a thoucand wagon ioadB of - ammunition in various cities along the Danube river. ANCONA'S DEATH LIST REDUCED; WARNING Of VESSEL IS IN DISPUTE LONDON, Nov. 11.?England today [ heard t*o version* of the sinking of the Ancona. One came from Malta, I which said passengers declared warn* ing was given the Ancona. The other came from Tunis, In which the captain of the Ancona was quoted as saying that hln vessel was not warned ex cept by shelling. The Malta version came from the correspondent of the Evening Stand ard. Survivors, the correspondent said, declared the submarine gave suf ficient warning. They related that the submarine overhauled the liner after a long chase and Its command er, signaling, gave the captain of the Ancona a brief respite to permit the removal of passengers. In the mad rush for safety, men, women and chil dren overwhelmed the small boats, several of which were overturned be fore they could be lowered. Many of the occupants of the lifeboats fell In to the sea and were drowned as the boats wore descending from their da vits. The correspondent further said that passengers of the liner declared that shots were fired around the steamship by the submarine, apparently to hast en the loading of the lifeboats, but the shots only added to the panic of the passengers. "NC WARNING"?CAPTAIN. The E.tefanl News Agency caoiea from Tunis that the commander of the Ancona, who reached there to day, de.'iared the submarine gave his vessel no signal stop and that the first sign of the presence of the hostile craft was when she began to shell the Ancona from a distance of five miles. One shell, the captain stated, grazed the steamship, whereupon the Ancona'u engines were reversed and she was brought to a dead stop. Another Tunis dispatch said that the submarine, after sinking the An cona, shelled half of the lifeboats, kill ing a woman, two children and a man, whose bodies are now at Bizerta. OVER HUNDRED L08T LIVES. Acorri.ng to almost complete re ports, eighty passengers lost their lives. Df this number over twenty were Americans. It Is positively known that at least 380 passengers were sa/ed, and revised lists showed that tho vessel carried 480 passen gers and a crew of over 200 men. It believed that about fifty members of the crew perished. Many of the cas ualties were due to the gunfire from the submarine, which shelled the life boats at a range of two miles. A lifeboat wth twenty-seven surw ors has reached Cape Bon, at the en trance of tho bay of Tunis. LANSING TO WAIT UPON All TACTS WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.?Secretary of State Robert Lansng announced this afternoon that he must have more facts before acting officially in tho An cona matter. Ambassador Thomas N. Page at Rome cabled today that of the twenty-3even Americans aboard the liner the only known survivor was Mrs. Cecil L. Greif. Death List 149. A cablegram from American Consul White, at Naples, said that tho Socl eta Italia says that 347 persons on the Ancona were saved, and that the death list probably will be 149, with the chances bright of having more survivors reported when full lists are checked up. Another dispatch from Naples says that Pnsqualo Laurine, an American citizen, lost his life by drowning from one of the last boats to bo launched. LINER "FRANCE" ALSO WAS SUNK PARIS, Nov. 11.?Nown was mado public last night that the French lin or Franco was torpedoed and sunk by a hostile submarine in the Mediter ranean sea last Sunday. The Franc was a vessel of 4,000 tons and was usod in the South American trade. She belonged to the Maritime Line of Marseilles. The crew was saved. GREECE TO RENDER AID TO THE ALLIES ROME, Nov. 11.?M. Coromilas, the Greek minister to Italy, has formally assured Boron Sonnino that Grccco would continue to render valuable aid to the Allies. ENGLISH FORMING NEW GENERAL STAFF LONDON, Nov. 11.? The London Daily News parliamentary corres pondent. says' that the government during the last two months has been engagr>d in the creation of a new gen erojl staff to supervise the prosecu tion of war by the armies in the j field.