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VOj VII NO. 951. JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDA f, DECEMBER 18, 1915. PRICE TEN CENTS Friendly Relations With Austria May Break START ROW ON FORD'S PEACE SHIP ON BOARD OSCAR II. Dec. 13. ?A general row was started on board the Henry Ford peace ship today when Rcr. Charles F. A Iced asked those on board to adopt resolutions condemn ing the "preparedness" plana of Pres ident Wood row Wilton. Judge Ben Llndsey. of Denvor, started the fight immediately upon the reading of the resolutions, and he was ably second ed by S. S. McClure. the famous Amer ican pournalisL Both of these and others threatened to leave the peace ship as soon as she arrived at any port. Both Llndsey and McClure sup ported the President's plans. Appeal to European Ruler*. A wireless appeal for peace was sent out from the peace ship today by Henry Ford and addressed to all of the rulers of Europe. FORD TRIP ALLEGED TO BE GERMAN PLAN LONDON. Dec. 13.?The Allies are inclined to view the Ford trip as a part of the German propaganda to bring about peace negotiations or at lea t to throw upon the Allies the onus of continuing the war. They are watching every move In the un dertaking intently. FORD'S 20-YEAR-OLD SON CONTROLS BUSINESS DETROIT. Mich.. Dec. IS.?Henry Ford has given power of attorney to his 20-year-old son. Edsel B. Ford, who will run the Ford Motor Company the Ford Motor Company of Canada, I.td.. and Henry Ford & Son. the new tractor concern, while his father Is in Europe on a peace mission. MAC DONALD MAY COACH AT BERKELEY Tom MacDonald, one of the best known football men in the West, may return to the moleskins next fall. Mr. MacDonald's name la now under consideration by the Associated Stu dents?" tho governing "BcwiytJt the "ath letic affairs of tho University of Cal ifornia. and tho former Washington star may be one of the coaches at Berkeley next year. News that his name had been sug gested to the football backers at Berkeley came as a real surprise to Mr. MacDonald last week. Eugene P. Kennedy, quarterback on the Bereke lev varsity elevens of 1895-96. and former assistant superintendent of the Treadwell mines, was responsible for Tom's name being sent In. Mr. Kennedy wrote J. A. Stroud. Jr.. grad uate manager of the Associated Stu dents at Berkeley was or.e of the best football players In the Northwest, and as a coach had marked success vith club teams around Seattle, after his day in tho line was over. Mr. Kennedy believes that Mr. MacDon aid Is the equal of Olll. HefTelflnger and Butterwortb. fa a coach. and Tom's friends on Gastlne.au channel '-.are this opinion. Two years ago af ter Treadwell had been beaten 21 to 0 by the Alaska Gastineau eleven. Coach Mi cDonald too* charge of the Island team and whipped It Into shape with ten days, with the result that Treadwell held Gastineau to a tie. 7 to 7. In a battle-royal on Thanksgiving Day. Gilmour Doble. formous Washington mentor, has announced that he is go 1 r to practice law in Berkeley. Se ottle Tort writers sav that GH Is real lv going to coach the University of California football team next season. r'.n,l a combination of Doble-MacDon ald training, properly applied at Cal ifornia. would be all to the mustard for a championship team. If such a team could he obtained. At the present time Tom MacDonald Is more Interested In seeing that a whole scad of gold-bearing rock Is crushed at Treadwell than he Is In anything else. His duties as head of the crushing department at tho big mine on Dongiaa Island have kept him prettv busy, and also, in pretty fine condition. At the present time Tom is ?s hard as nails, and trains con stantly in the gymnasium at the mine. The present Is the first year that he ha* been away from football In eleven years, but he has kept np with the rules, and could make a pack of mal ? mute play fottbal! on New "V ear's Dav If a challenge were hurled at him. Asked over the telephone today if he would accent a call from the Berkc lev powers. If his services as assist ant coach were requisitioned, Tom re plied: "Give me something easy. Of course I like football, and I wouldn't say that 1 would never return to the game, but at the present time 1 have other things to keen me busy, haven't been offered a position at Berkeley and 1 don't know what I would do if I received an offer." STOCK QUOTATIONS. NEW YORK. Dec 13.?Alaska Gold dosed todav at 22%. Chino at 53, Rav at 25. Utah Cooper at 78%. Butte and Snnerlor at 70%. and copper met + THE WEATHER ? ?> For the past 24 hoars, ending + *? 3:00p. m. today: + ? ? + Maximum?32. 1 * + vinimum?22. 4> * Cloudy: snow. ? + Precipitation. JO in. ? +??***???+??*?** EIVE CITIES IN RACE EOR CONVENTION WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.?Tho con test for tho Republican convention has narrowed down to a fight between St. Louis and Chicago, with Phila delphia a close third. However, there are five contestants for the conven tion, San Francisco and Honolulu both having active Bupportors and both being persistent candidates for the honor. Indications are that one ?f the first two named will be chosen. .Many Republicans are deslrious of oiuicg < hicago on acount of the row hat occurred there it) 1912. ?? t n* ?>.? members of the Repub lican committee and hundreds of oth er prominent Republicans are here for the purpose of attending the meet ing of the committee tomorrow. The Republican convention will probably bo held after the Democrat He. I DEMOCRATS FAVOR STATE PRIMARIES NEW YORK. Dec. 13.?William F. McCombs, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, has issued the formal call for the Democratic Na-1 tional convention to be held at St. Louis, June 14, 1916. for the nomina tion of candidates for President and Vice-President. In a statement ex plaining the call. McCombs calls at tention to the plank of the party plat form directing that each State where the law does not require a Presiden tial perference primary the Nation al committee will give the preference at primary elections called by the to delegates who have been selected regularly constituted organizations in the various States. Tho call allows two delegates and two alternates for every Senator and Representative in Congress, and six delegates and six alternates from A1 aska, the DIstr?ct of Columbia. Porto Rico. Hawaii and the Philippines. Tho call will recommend that there be primary elections for the selection of delegates and the expression of the choice of the voters for the nom inations wherever that is practicable. MARINER MAY BREAK ICE Of COOKJNIET Captain Louis Knafiich. famous Arc tic navigator, believes that ho can penetrate Cook Inlet before the spring break-up. and according to a statement he made here this morning, will purchase an ice-breaking gasoline schooner on the Sound ir he can get the type of boat he has In mind, and bring tt to Seward at an early date. His plan is to freight between Seward and Anchorage. Captain Knafllch is a passenger on the Bteamship Admiral Evans to Seat tle. accompanied by W. Fitzpatrick and J. A. Lister, with whom he mush ed out to Anchorage from the Kusko kwlm after his schooner the Bender Brothers, was frozen-in in Ice not far from Bethel-on-Kuskokwlm. It took Knafllch. Fitzpatrick and Lister 42 days to make the long trip. All three men show the effects of their Journey, which was ono of extreme danger and hardship. Captain Knafllch will go North next summer to get his schooner. The Bender Brothers had a large cargo of freight for Kusko kwim river points, and several pas sengers, including Mrs. E. P. Frohock. whose husband is now teaching school in Douglas. Frohock left for the North on tho ill-starred power schoon er P. J. Abler. His wife went on the Bender Brothers. The Abler was nearly lost in a storm off Cape Om menay, and put in hero in a leaky con dition.- Two days later she burned to the water's edge in Gastineau channel, nel. flre having broken out in her hold. She carried a big cargo of | freight and a heavy supply of distil : late, the burning of which made a ; spectacular blaze. Mrs. Frohock remained at Bethel for jthe winter. KRAUSE CASE AT FRONT IN .ASSAULT CASE Evidence that may have a bearing on the Krause case was brought to light in the Commissioner's court this afternoon during the hearing of George Coussinman on the charge of assault on the person of William Mil ler, in Douglas last Thursday. Both men were employed by Mr Rledi and the trouble was caused by their differences of opinion over the Krause case. The defendant stated that Krause visited Miller in the rear of the Rledi bakery, where they were employed, about four days before Christie disappeared and that on last Thursday he asked Miller what he was talking to Krause so long for. Miller told him, he says, not to tell anyone outside that Krause visited him at that time and threatened to "fix him" if he did. Miller says it was not Krause but another man that visited him that day and that Coussiman was mistaken in the man. Coussiman. however, after the trial, positively identified Krause in the Jail as the man that visited Miller on tho day mentioned. Coussiman's case was taken under advi3?ment. HENRY BROPHY DEAD. SALEM. Ore., Dec. 13.?Henry Bro oby. former warden of the Oregon state penitentiary, was accidentally killed here today. i Telephone it to The Empire, No 374. TO DEDICATE A. B. BUILDING NEW YEAR EVE The coming New Years' Eve will mark the successful termination of the project being carried out by the Arc tic Brotherhood, Camp Juneau No. 32, when their big new hall and natator ium will bo opened then with a grand Inaugural Ball, to which the residents on Qastlneau channel will receive In vitations within a few days. Good Work The completion of this project ter minates the up-hill fight which the local camp has been waging since last May. when the project was start ed. At that timo a few of the lead ers in the camp, which numbered about fifty members, subscribed $1, 100 to start tho construction or u building, which has cost nearly $25. 000. Of this sum subscribed' nearly $800 was paid for the building slto, [start actual construction work. That the work has been completed In such a short time speaks well for the soundness of the original plans as laid down by the builders, and which have been followed since that time. Upon the strength of the pro ject the local camp has grown until at present there are about 375 mem bers, which will bo increased by 50 within a short time when the mem bers of Camp Trcadwell consolidate with Csunp Juneau. The building location occupies an Ideal spot on 3rd Street between Main Street and the Court Houso, the lot having been secured from Judge States. It is throe stories jn height, and will bo fitted up as a first class athletic clnb. gymnasium and bath. The basement entrance Is on the lower side of the building, and open < from the street level. This floor Is taken up with the heating plant which consists of a 75 and a 25-horse power holler, and storago rooms, the rest of the space being taken up with the dip of the main swimming tank. Main Floor Tho main entrance Is on the upper side of the building, and is spacious and well arranged, stairways from from there making all parts easily accessible at all tlmos. On the right of the main entranco Is found the of fice of the manager, a dressing room for the children, which is fitted with ! shower baths, a modern massage room, several shower baths and lava tories, all arranged across tho front of the building. ranK wen ^rrangea The feature of the bu!I(1 joca't. ^ ?h^Wn ]??r. f^WfATE sr?vx? ?'? ",?r.b?d"!h! m-nw Wins token ssr-i^JS^ry? JS K'.rrJ.S^t ?nc too. noek "Sn'toSS '????,s ^"SSS ?"Cmr ,si s ' , Ascending . <??? .^The'S either side A built in cony floor lai tweje i. d the balcony toitcTps^ew rooms and tank, over the drying ^lcw thc SPTmers ^r for s^ctotcr, to any ranged In the tfutuFc'f ... noor i9 B JyZ Seattle read.ngf. Jt1t; bvlshlJ ftnUhrt m? %jo.n.n? .hi. (Continued on Page 5.) SENATOR TILLMAN AND THE COLONEL WASHINGTON. Dec. 13. ? lng Bryan as "^^jJ^'Mother Roosevelt 88 tuO Kl? Till I ^i?52 the Navy Josephus Daniels. t ??,i .? -simDly outrageous the gs5?g?* ?ay lSS?-UCMd providing for thc ? J; bt o4aniZcd into a cadet co^s and those between 18 andI 23 to listed as a citizens arra_ Daniels Submits Report. Secretary of thc Navy Dattlels^ub. i^K^T-SK. I ooo during that period MINNESOTA WNOEREOWEATHER SAN l'HANCl^^o13.-Pl^ endeavoring to^ow ini P ^ ablcd liner Mlnnwota Jin^ obllgt>(1 that tho big vest* g ot Monte. to heave to about weather encountered no p hug? tS'~- -? - i account of her great draft. The Empire I# growing; get in and grow with it GERMANS MAY FIGHT IN GREECE SOFIA, Dec. 13.?Despite a terrific snow storm that prevails In the Bal kan mountains, 250,000 Bulgarians are today attacking tho British and French forces along the Qreek border. LONDON, Dec. 13.?That tho Teu tonic allies have decided to carry the war Into Greece Is the news that comes from the eastern German head quarters by way of Copenhagen. The dispatches today say that an import ant council of war Is now In session at the eastern headquarters, and that Emperor William Is presiding over It. The Dally Mali's correspondent says that the council Includes, in addition hawn, chlef-of-staff, von Hlndenberg. and Mackensen. and Turkish and Bul garian general staff officers. It was decided that in the svent of the Alltee being forced into Greek ter ritory they will bo pursued, says the Athens correspondent of tho Morning Post, not by Bulgarians but by Au atrlans, Germans and Turks. This Is In order not to rouse Greek public opinion. Tho Post's correspondent says that for the purpose of the in vasion, Turkish troops to the number of three divisions of infantry and half that number of artillery units have Joined the Austro-German forces at Glevgell and Dolran. Greek Position Critical. The difficult effort of Greece to maintain her neutrality in tho face of the continued retreat of the Al lies in Serbia and the probability of their retreat upon the city of Salonlkl and their pursuit by Bulgars and Teu tons to bo the chlof matter of Interest at the Entente capitals. The latest decision of Grooce, ac cording to Athens dispatches. 1b to withdraw all considerable bodies of troops from danger of contact with the Entontc troop; at Salonlkl and with the German allies on tho north ern front, leaving only small groups of soldiers for police pnrposes. What ever tho future holds for Greoce. her effort to clear her position toward the belligerents seemingly disposes of any idea that the Allies in Greok ter ritory are to occupy privileged posi tions with anything In the nature of open Greek support. Tho opinion pre vails that Greece purposes to give both tho Aljlei' and the central pow t err, nn open ffblh la which to fight it. that becomes necessary. Britisn flamn uosse*. The British war office admits the loss of 1500 men and eight field guns which they were unable to remove from emplacements during tho retreat of the Tenth division from I.ake Doir an. Serbia. The British and French troops were compelled to retreat from thaX region, according to official statements. Tho quoted losses only apply to the British forces. Turks Lose Transport. ROME, Dec. 13?The Turkish trans port Rechld Pasha Is reported sunk In the sea of Marmora, drowning 400 soldiers. BULOAR LOSO 18 TEN TIMES T8 LARGE AS WAS EXPECTED I ATHENS, Dec. 13.?Tho Bulgarians had expected that their campaign against Serbia won'.d result In 10,000 casualties, but they are now estimat ed at 100,000. BANDIT'S BULLET RESULTS IN DEATH SEATTLE, Dec. 13.?Policeman A. Kost, who was shot by bandit* whom he attempted to arrest In a drug store here Saturday, died at his home yesterday afternoon. Kost has for several years been one of the force on the police patrol boat here, but owing to the insistent requests of Miss Alma Schold, to whom he was engaged, he asked to be transferred to tho land force. The change had just been made and he was on his first beat when three thugs attacked him Saturday night No trace of tho bandits has yot boon dis covered. FAST PACE KILLING AMERICAN PEOPLE NEW YORK, Dec. 13. ? That the human race Is weakening and break ing down, and that automobiles, the movies, alcohol, industrialism, and the stress of modern life are all contri buting factors in the weakening pro cess, were the conclusions of Dr. Max G. Schlapp of the Cornell Post Grad uate Hospital, speaking yesterday at the Park Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church on the subject "Is Industrial- J ism Wrecking the Race?" 1 COME AGAIN On Thursday and Friday the Scandinavian Grocery and the 1 Gold Creole Grocery featured spe ! cial prlcea on articles In The ' Empire exclusively. On Satuf 1 day the "Scandinavian" Increns : ed its sales over one hundred ! dollars, and the "Gold Creek" ! showed a big gain over Its pre I v(ou8 Saturday's business, ln I vest your money In advertising Ithe same as you buy your stock of goods. Alaska Is pre-eminent ly an evening newspaper coun : ! try I The DAILY EMPIRE j "All the News All the Time" 1 J : HERRON OUT AFTER WICK'S OFFICIAL SCALP SEWARD, Doc. 13.?Charles E. Her ron, chairman of the Republican Ter ritorial committee made the following statement to the Seward Gateway to day: "A report is .going the rounds in political circles that I am out for Wlckersham for Congress on the reg ular Republican ticket This report is absolutely untrue. I Intend to do everything in my power to pre vent the gentleman from obtaining the nomination at the hands of the Republican convention. CABINET MEMBERS MAY BECOME MEMBERS OF UNITED STATES CONGRESS WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.?The ad* mission of Cabinet members to the floor of the House with the right to debato questions affecting their re spective departments is proposed in a resolution introduced in the House by Representative A. J. Montague of Virginia. NEW BROKER MAKE3 FORTUNE IN 8TOCK NEW YORK, Dec. 13.?W. F. Staf ford, a former curb broker, who has boen elected a member of the New York Stock Exchange, Is said to bavo made a fortune in Midvaio Stoel and Kennecott Copper. He is only 30 years old and a few years ago was a "runner" for a Stock Exchange firm. AUTOMOBILE COMPANY TO INCREASE OUTPUT INDIANAPOLIS. Doc. 13.?The Cole , Motor Company of Indianapolis, has decided to Increase its capitalization from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000 to provldo for a larger production. ANTONE STANDER IS BEATEN AND ROBBED SEATTLE, Dec. 13.?Antone Stand er, once a famous Klondike mine op- i erator and later a holder of valuable Scattlo real estate, wan beaten last night nnd robbed of $250. Stander is the owner of the Stan dor Hotel property on Marion street, and the Holyoko building on First av enue. SEATTLE TO BE U8ED A8 STORAGE PLACE FOR SEATTLE, Dec. 13.?Exporters have begun negotiations with Seattle port commission reprcsentives for space in public warehouses In which to store 1,000 cars of cotton now enroute 40 Vladivostok. Because of the scarcity of ocean tonnage it will lie necessary to store cotton several weeks. The movement of cotton through Seattle to Russia, where It Is used for the manufacture of explosives, is the lar gest on record. BEET SUGAR PRODUCTION LARGEST IN HISTORY CHICAGO, Dec. 13. ? Beet sugar production this year will be 866,200 short tons, or 122,000 tons over 1914. U. S. ABSORBS MORE THAN $1,000,000 OF SECURITIES DAILY NEW YORK. Dec. 13.?It is esti mated that tho first six months of the preseut fiscal year will show that the United States has absorbed more than $1,000,000,000 of American securities that were held In Europe not only without disturbing prices but on a constantly rising market. The absorp tion would be much larger and much faster if the securities were offered for sale for tho demand has exceeded tho supply. It is expected that tho latter half of January will witness greater buy ing. because the interost and dividend payments that will be made early in January will be greater this year than for several years. CABLE PLASHES 8AFE CONDUCT FOR QERMAN8 WASHINGTON ? Replies have been received to the request of the United States for the safe conduct of Naval Attaches Boy-Ed and Mili tary Attache Vou Papen, both of the German Embassy In this country, to tho effect that both Prance and Eng land assure them of safe conduct through their territory. IRON WORKER8 8TRIKE IN EAST. PITSBURGH ? Fourteen hundred moulders and coko makers went on a | strike here today In an effort to force an clght-bour day. WASHINGTON ? Confirmation was made by the U. S. Senate of the ap pointment of Secretary of State Robert Lansing. SENANTOR COCKRELL DIES. WASHINGTON ? Former United States Senator Frnncls M. Cockrell, of Missouri, died here today. The Senate adjourned Immediately upon receipt of . the news. The House was not in session. POINDEXTER OUSTED WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.? Senator Miles Polndextor today lost his post on the committee on cxpenldtures of on the committee on expenditures of his change from Progressive to Repub lican politics. Senator Polndextor was appointed as a member of the committee on In terstate commerce. Senator Borah, Senators Borah, Works and Cummins to the judiciary committee and Sena tors JoneB to tho committee on com merce WE8TERN UNION MEN TO HAVE VACATIONS NEW YORK, Dec. 13.-r- Vacations will bo grunted all tbo employees of the Wostern Union Telegraph Com pany next summer, for the first time in the history of that company. NORTHERN PACIFIC RAI8E8; OOE8 GREAT BU8INE6S CHICAGO, Dec. 13.?President J. M. Hannuford of the Northern Pacific says that,In November his road moved about 20,000 more cars of freight than In the same month a year ago. JEWS RAISE MONEY FOR RACE IN A8IA NEW YORK, Dec. 13.?Tho Jews In tho United States have contribut ed 31.300,000 for tho relief of mem bers of their race In the war areas and in Palestine. FREIGHT RATES O N ATLANTIC ARE HIGH BOSTON, Dec. 13.?Owners of the British tramp steamer Fluent will re ceive $20 a ton for carrying 70,000 sacks of flpur from Boston to France, or $75,000 for making the trip. ROOT AT WORK NEW YORK, Dec. 13.?Former Sen ator Ellhu Root hns returned to the practice of law. FIVE WEEKS NEEDED TO MAKE RAIL CONNECTIONS PARIS. Dec. 13.?A Salonlkl spec ial claims that direct railway con nection between Germany and Con stantinople will be In operation in five weeks. FRANCE MAY PURCHASE MERCHANT FLEET AL80 PARIS, Dec. 13.?Tho French Cab inet has authorized tho ministers of finance and marine to Introduce In the Chamber of Deputies a measure authorizing the purchase by tho gov ernment of a merchant fleet of 50 vessels. These ships arc to Include tonic lifoWraors rot-Tho .transportation of petroleum and cold storage ves sels for the transportlon of frozen beef to provision the population of France. CANADA UNDERTAKES HARD FINANCING TASK .MONTREAL, Dec. 13.? A leading Canadian banker says that the plan to have the Canadian banks finance the British war orders In Canada will undoubtedly re'.ult in a tighter mon ey market. Tho banks havo an abun dance of money available, except dur ing the crop moving time, but the munition orders placed and to be put out insure that this will be utilized. PHILADELPHIA FINANCES PHILADELPHIA. Doc. 13.?The Fi nanco committee of the councils haa authorizing an addition of $90,000,000 recommended the passage of a bill to tho city debt. SIGNIFICANT SIGN IN GEN. GOETHALS* OFFICE AT PANAMA BALTIMORE,?"Life Is Ono Damn sHdo after another" Is the sign that greets the visitors to Major Gen. Goo ttaal'B office in the Canal Zone, ac cording to Dr. Joseph T. Singwald Jr., itssociato In economic geology at the Johns Hopkins University, who has just returned from a seven months' tour of South and Central America and the West Indies. The sign originally was printed "Thing" In the place of "Slide," but, following tho closing of the canal by tho tremendous earth slide, the gov ernor of tho zone, and the engineer In chief of the canal changed tho wording. According to Dr. Singwald who 1b a geologist Of wide' experience and who has made mlndto-Btndy of rock formation, at. ZIon and Gold Hills, which rise on each sldo of the Culebra Cut, the canal will not be clear of obstructions Tor several yoar8.?(New York World.) ENGLISH EARL DIES LONDON, Dec. 13.?David Boyle, Earl of Glasgow, died here today, at the ago of 82 years. His title will de volve upon Lord Garlics, Viscount of Kelburn. ROAD HOUSES IN ALASKA CARELES8 WITH RECORDS VALDEZ, Dec. 1.?Violations of the law passed by the last Legislature requiring road house keepers to main tain a record of all persons who stop at or pass the places, are reported by persons, arriving here over tho win ter trail. There are a few road hous es, however, that arc obeying the law. This law applies to every trail In Alaska, and was placed on tho stat ute books, owing to the strong de mand that some record should be made which would enable the tracing of missing persons and to prevent and detect crime. It is believed that had tho system been In effect In for i mer yearn that th- shocking trail murders would not have occurred, or that the guilty ones would not have boea enablod to get ouf of the coun try before the crimes were revealed. Telephone It to The Empire, No 37 NOTE TO AUSTRIA IS STRONGEST U. S. HAS YET ISSUED WASHINGTON, Oec. 13,?Tho text of the American note to Austria-Hun gary regarding the linking of the An cona was made public this morning. It reveals the formal demand by the United States for the denouncement of the "Illegal and indefensible act"; for the punishment of the submarine commandur; for reparation by the payment of indemnity for killing and injuring Innocent American citizens. These demands follow a statement Informing Austria-Hungary that the good relations between the two coun tries must rest upon a common regard for law and humanity. The noto arraigns the shelling and torpedoing of the liner as "inhuman, barbarous and wanton slaughter of helpless men, women and children. In diplomatic circles the communi cation is regarded as being the most emphstlo declaration to eome from the United States government since the beginning of the war. No attempt Is made to conceal the fact that unless the demands of the United States are quickly compiled with the diplomatic relations between the two countries will be In grave danger of being severed. That the situation Is now In the hands of Austria-Hungary Is admitted. They can relieve It by quick compli ance with American demands, or they can make It worse by any other course of procedure. AU8TRIA EXPLAINS DELAY. Vienna, Dec. 13.?The Austrian gov ernment explaining the delay In an swering the American noto on the Ancona incident says that it has en deavored by all means at Its command to get In communication with the submarine which Is accused of de stroying the passenger liner and thus far failed. POPE HOPES FOR CHRISTMAS ARMI8TICE ROME, Dec. 13.? Hopes that Pope Plus Benedict XV will bo successful In his plan for a Christmas armistice are Increasing at the Vatican. Tho Papal secretary of state is In touch with tho nuncios In Franco, Spain. Austria and Bavaria. The Pope Is working to remove obstacles that blocked his plans in 1914. GERMANY OOES NOT EXPECT TO MEET 10,000,000 MEN AMSTERDAM, Dec. 13. ?4,000.000 British and 6,000,000 Russian soldiers claimed by Lord Kitchener aro dis credited by the Overseas News Agen cy, of Berlin. German military circles declare that England cannot raise that many men, and that Russia could not officer, or even finance, such an army. GERMANS CONTROL 1N NEW AUSTRIAN CABINET LONDON, Dec. 13.?It is considered significant that the new Austrian ministers are all men with German leanings. Reports from Austria state that thoro is disaffection with alleged German attempts to control internal administration as has been the case in military affairs. CANADIAN ENLISTMENTS HAVE REACHED 190,000 OTTAWA, Dec. 13.? The Canadian enlistments to date number 190,000, of whom 115,000 have gone to the front DU PONT POWDER COMPANY 8AY8 EXPLOSIONS NOT CAUSED BY CONSPIRACY WILMINGTON, OeL, Dec. 13.?The Du Pont Powder Company, through Charles B. Landis, nn official, says that "no fire or explosion has occurred In any one of our factories in any part of the country, since the Europ ean war began, affording any ground for charging or believing that tho same was tho result of outside plan ning or Interference^". The'statement is..the result of an Investigation. JAPAN SHOWS GREAT SELF-RESTRAINT IN REMARKABLE CONDITION LONDON, Doc. 13. ? Rev. Arthur Leo in a esrmon at St. Paul's Cathed ral said: "It is now possible for Ja pan to placo herself, with her army of 4,000,000 and her strong fleet, at the head of tho nations of tho Far East and sweep out, once and for all, tho nations of tho West that have ex ploited tho east Never before has a nation been so tempted as Japan, yet there is no 'yellow peril' because Japan stands for loyalty to her al liance with Great Britain." CANADA OVERSUBSCRIBES ~* HER BIG WAR LOAN OTTAWA, Dec. 13.?Canadian sub scriptions to tho J50.000.000 war loan have already aggregated 3100,000,000. 1,000,000 TONS AWAIT SHIPMENT TO EUROPE NEW YORK. Dec. 13.?It is esti mated that 1,000,000 tons of freight are held up in nnd about New York await ing shipment to Europe. O.E.8. Regular meeting of Juneau Chap ter, No. 7., O. E. S.. at Odd Fellows' hall, Tuesday, Doc. 14, at 8 p. m. El ection of officers. Members aro re quested to be presont. It I ALETA R. DANIELS, Scc'y.