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VOL. VII., NO. .956. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1915. PRICE TEN CENTS
- - ? PROMINENT I TREADWELL MANKILLED TREADWELL, Dec. 18. ? Edward Schanda. an oiler at the Mexican Hoist, was killed shortly after he went to work on the seven o'clock shift this morning. It seems that Schanda went down into the pit. where the reverse gear Of the hoisting engine is located, for the purpose of adjusting the gears, and after performing the task called up to Ernll Youngstrom. the engineer, that everything was all right. About thia time, it appears the engineer had re ceived % signal to hoist the cago, and after calling to Schanda did so. He then reversed the engine, as usual, and it is thought that a heavy bal ance weight, which was released by the reversal of the engine, caught and crushed the deceased. However, no one seems to be positively certain as to Just how he was injured. When Schanda was caught he screamed to Youngstrom who Immediately revers ed the hoisting engine, which released Schanda. He then climbed out of the pit. walked some thirty or forty feet and collapsed without speaking. He was started to the hospital, but died on the way. An unusual tact con nected with the case is that. Sbanda's neck was dislocated, notwithstanding he was able to climb out of the pit and walk a short distance before death ensued. - Tue deceased was a native of El borough. la., was 28 years of age and is survived by a widow, Mrs. Mabel Schanda. and an infant daughter, about six months old, who reside at Douglas, and by two brothers, Louis Schanda. of Irving. Iowa, and Charles c--i 1? vinnntit'nriAiA. Oreeon. oiuauun. ut w They both have been notified of his death. The funeral services will be held from the Swedish Lutheran Church, Monday at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. The Interment will be made at the Douglas cemetery. Schanda was well known on the Isl and. and was generally liked by those who knew h'm. He played cornet In the Treadwcll band and the Treadwell orchestra for several years. He also played in the Lyric orchestra, at Douglas. This death has a peculiar coinci dence with ono which occured at Treadwell two years ago- Ward Lug ton, an oiler, at tha M exi oil .iiftLaL was caught and wound around- the drum, which caused his death on De cember 21st. 1913. Lugton was sur vived by a widow and infant child. MERGLER GETS $300 DAMAGES The jury In the case of Bernard Mergler vs. the City of Juneau this morning returned a sealed verdict for the plaintiff in the amount of 3300. Mergler sued for $20,000. He alleged he received injuries through falling through a missing step in a flight of steps on lower Franklin Street !n 1913. John Ructgard appeared for ?. the plaintiff and John A. Hellenthal act *?! for the city during-the absence of Simon Hellenthal. city attorney. The Jury before which the case was tried was composed of F. A. Case, J. F. Mullen. Frank Carroll. Carl C. Lund. Martin Hansen. F. W. Butters.' James Joyce. E. Atcklson , Everett j Bradford, J. T. Stephens. J. C. Burke, I and C. M. Waller. THREE CONVICTED FOR VIOLATIONS OF GAME LAWS Reports received at the Governor's office from the various game wardens In the Territory show several recent conv'ctions for violation of the feder al law. On Xovemfber 4th. Gamewarden Ericksen. who Is stationed at McCar thy. In the Third division, arrested a man by the name of Brysora for ex ceeding the legat limit in the killing man by the name of Bryson for ex ken before the United States commis sioner at McCarthy where he entered j a plea of guilty. A fine of fifteen dol lars was imposed and the carcasses of two sheep were confiscated. Game Warden Baughman. who makes Seward his headquarters, ar rested a native boy November 1 and took him before the commissioner at Seward on a charge of exceeding the limit on moose. The boy plead guilty and a fine of $50 was Imposed, sen tence being suspended, however, on condition that the defendant observe the provisions of the game law in the future. James Sturgill. of Clear Creek. Fair banks district, was arrested Novem ber 17 by Game Warden McDonald, on a charge of killing four moose. A hearing was had before U. S. Com missioner Brown, of Fairbanks, and Sturgill was found guilty and fined $25 and costs. The meat was confis cated. A. GREENBAUM ILL A. Greenbaum. proprietor of the Parisian, was taken to St. Ann Hos pital last night and may be forced to undergo an operation for appendicitis next week. Mr. Greenbaum is under the care of Dr. L. P. Dawes. + ? + THE WEATHER ? + For the past 24 hours, ending + + 3:00p. m. today: * + * ? Maximum?36. * + Minimum?32. * + Cloudy?Snow and rain. + + Precipitation?.73 fn. . ? ?**?+++??*?????* BRIDGE BREAKS, ! CAR IN RIVER; SEVEN KILLED SPOKANE, Dec. 18.?Seven persons were killed and ten Injured when a street car crashed through a bridge over the Spokane river this morning. The bridges collapsed, high water hav ing weakened its supports. Most of the victims were entrapped and drow ned. There were thirty passengers on the car. At 2 o'clock this afternoon several bodies had been recovered from the river, Including those of S. E. Fitz I patrlck. a saloon proprietor. O. K. : Thomas, a colored porter, W. E. A. ! Wilson, a mill laborer and an uniden tified man. CHILDREN MEET DEATH _____ | BERTHOLD, N. D.. Dec. 18.?A j Great Northern train crashed Into a bus in which a number of school chll dern wore riding yesterday and five children and one man were killed. COLLISION SPREADS DEATH _ CHESTER. Penn.. Dec. 18.?Six per sons were killed and eleven were In jured by flying spl'nters and glass when two trains of the B. & O. rail road met tn rear-end collision near here last night STORM TAKES TOLL MERIDIAN. Miss., Dec. 18.?Several people were killed ancT scores of per- ? sons were injured. It" is reported, as a j result of a hurricane that swept the Mississippi valley last night. BANKER KILLS HIMSELF _ | SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 18.?George 1 Herr, assistant teller In the Anglo : Paris Bank shot himself through the head during a fit of despondency last : night and died on the operating table CLOTURE RULE PROBABLY GONE WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.?Tho Sen ate probably will retain Its ancient prerogative of unlimited debate. The chances of a cloture rule have cont'n* ued to fade, since fourteen Southern Senators lined up solidly .'.gainst the rule. Several Northern Sonntors. said to ? include the coterie which fought the ship purchase bill last winter, are only lukewarm toward cloture. Re i publican opposition, broken a few. days ago by tentative promises of several Senators to support cloture solidified and it appears that a cloture rule, unless of the most attenuated 1 form, will not be parsed. HELENA GUNNERS WIN. WASHINGTON. Dec. 18.?The rifle team of the gunboat Helena won the annual target match of the Asiatic fleet with a score of 3,502. according to flgureB made public by the Navy Department. The other teams ranked as follows: I Second, Saratoga; third. Galveston; fourth. Cincinnati; fifth, gunboats (several ships represented); sixth, Wilmington. The Wilmington's score was 3J42. Warren A. Sprout, a hospital stew ard at the naval dispensary here, has been awarded a gold medal as an ex pert team rifleman, the highest rank obtainable by navy marksmen. BIG GIFTS FOR FRISCO, SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18.?Mayor James Roiph. Jr.. has announced his acceptance for the city of gifts from states and nations exhibiting at the Panama-Pacific Exposition, includ'ng ; the Virginia Building, a reproduction of Washington's homo at Mt. Vernon, and the Slam Building. Most of the gifts will be placed in Golden Gate Park. The art works will be placed I In Park Museum and Art Gallery. "SEWARD TO FAIRBANKS WITHIN THREE YEARS" ?+? WASHINGTON. Dec. 18.?Secretary of the Interior Lane said touay he ex pected Congress to appropriate nine and one-half millions for the govern ment railroad in Alaska next year, and the same amount for the two suc ceeding years. He thought that the railroad would be completed from Seward to Fairbanks within three years. CATHOLIC BAZAAR IS A HUGE SUCCESS The Catholic Bazaar, given under' the auspices of the Altar Society of the Catholic Church, and which was held yesterday afternoon and evening in the Knights of Columbus Hall was a huge success in every detail. The bazaar was hold from 2 to 6 in the afternoon. Dancing starting at 8:30 in the evening. PRISONERS COMING ?+? Five more tenants will be added to Marshal Bishop's boarding house with in the next couple of days. Deputy | Marshal Coombs of Haines will arrive from there on the first boat with two prisoners who have been bound over to the grand Jury. Deputy Bahrt of Sitka arrived to day on the Georgia bringing three prisoners. One of them was Jlmmie Jackson, a native of Hoonah who at j tacked Jlmmie James Wednesday night and dangerously wounded him. The other two being two natives from i j Hoonah who are charged with felon 1 ies. , Jlmmie James, the native who was? wounded by Jlmmie Jackson and was i brought to St. Ann Hospital Thursday night was operated on successfully | today by Dr. Sloane and is resting j easily. Telephone it to The Empire, No 374. JUNKETING | SEAL TRIP ISJJRGH) . WASHINGTON, Deoc. 18.?In his annual report Secretary of Commerce William S. Redfleld recommends that tbo department o;! commerce be reliev ed of the supervision of fur-bearing animals In Alaska, and asks that a Joint committee of Congress visit the Prlbtlof Islands next summer. The report estimates the seal herd Is now 360,000, of which about 103,000 arc females. The sealskin market's clos ure, the report points out, 1b due to the European war, and tho Secretary sug gest that the dressing and dyeing of skins be undertaken by American firms. Dealing with the fishing situation In Alaska, the report mentions only tho 1914 season, which is character ized as having been the most prosper ous In Alaska's history. The value of fisheries products during that year are set forth as $21,243,000, with 81 canneries operating. A virtual demand is made by the re port for extensive wire-dragging in Alaska waters, to minimize the dan ger to navigation. SENATE PASSES THE WAR TAX; CONGRE8S QUITS FOR HOLIDAYS WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.?After a session lasting nntil 9 o'clock last night the Senate passsed the resolu tion extending tho emergency rovenue law another year by a vote of 46 to 29 and adjourned until January 4. Tho House adjourned at 5 p. m. The Re publicans made a concerted fight against the war tax In the Senate. President Wilson immediately signed the mensurc. so that tho ta xwlll con tinue without Interruption. ? ? * MARIPOSA PILOT TO LOSE LICENSE UNTIL JANUARY 11 SEATTLE, Doc. 18.?United States Marine Inspectors Lord and Whitney j this morning rendered a decision in j the Mariposa wreck case, by which Pilot John F. Wall, will hare his 11-, cense suspended until January 11,' 1916. The decision declares tho offi-, cer was guilty of nogligcnce. The Mariposa piled up on the rocks ' at Pointer Island B. C., not far from Bella Bella, seven weeks ago. Wall, first mate and pilot, was In command of the vessel at the timo. The Marl- j posa struck at 6 o'clock in the morn ing, notwithstanding acetylene bea cons were burning at two points not j far from there. The Mariposa was salved three weeks ago and Is now undergoing re pairs here which will aggregate $100, 000. LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE BOUT IS NOW DECALRED OFF NEW YORK, Dec. 18.?It was an nounced today, on behalf of Den ver business men, who offered a guar antee of $12,600 to Freddie Welsh, j lightweight champion, win, lose or draw, for a match with Charlie White j of Chicago that tho fight was off. The battle would have taken place In Den ver In January. Early this month the Denverltes announced they would make no furth er efforts to consummate the match, because thoir representative to Chi cago was "treated, with scant business courtesy," However, it was thought until today that the boxers themselves would settle tho controversy and agree to the Denver proposal. Sport ing editors of the country generally agreed the offer was "tho largest, fair-1 est and best ever made on a similar proposition." Harry Pollok, Walsh's manager, to day said there was "nothing doing." CROSS BEATS WOLGAST NEW YORK. Dec. 18.?Leach Cross won in tho seventh round from Ad Wolgast, former lighteweight cham pion. last night. Ad was badly bat tered. Cross took no punishment. GOVERNMENT GOT BIG SUM FOR LOTS AT ANCHORAGE CITY The total number of lots sold at Anchorage during the past summer by tbe government through the land of fice officials was 887, with a total value of $165,450, of which amount one third of the purchase price or $63,643.85 has been paid into the United States Treasury. The last sale, which was held early in November, disposed of 84 lots, at an average price of $100 each. No more lots will bo sold at An chorage until next summer, at which time the acreage tracts recently sur veyed by the government engineers will be disposed of. Following th!s sale the sale of the Seward Townsite will be taken up by the land office officials. ? ? ? SELF-DENIAL DEVOTEE DIES AT PORTLAND HOME PORTLAND. Cro.. Dec. 18.? Mar. tin Winch, whose seit abnegation made possible the establishment of Reed College in this cliy. died at his home here yesterday. SHUT WATER OFF Supt Ziegler, of the Juneau Water Company. a6ked TheEmpire this af ternoon to announce that water would be shut off tomorrow in one of the j principal mains. The section which will be without water Is from the Cain | Hotel, down Main Street, and In Front ! Street to Burford's Corner. PRESIDENT, ON WEDDING DAY, AIDS CONVICTS WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.?The wed ding this evening of President Wood row Wilson and Mrs. Edith Boiling Gait almost overshadowed In import ance all affairs of State. Tho President celebrated his wed ding day by extending executive clem ency to several convicts in foderal penitentiaries He worked on the Aus trian note all morning. No Change in Plana At noon it wow said at the Whito House that no changes had been made In tho arrangements. The wedding, will take place at 8:30 p. m., at Mrs. Gait's homo, and only a fow of tho In timate friends and relatives of Presi dent Wilson and Mrs. Gait will wit-, ncss the ceremony. Miss Helen Wood row Bones, Mr. and Mrs. William O.' McAdoo, Mr. and Mrs. Francis B. Sajrro Miss Margaret Wilson, and Dr. Cary Grayson are aAong those who will be present Tho Rev. Herbert Scott Smith, who will perform the ceremony, at noon today presided at the christening of Ellen Wilson McAdoo. the President's grand-daughter, and tho members of. the Wilson nnd Gait family were pres ent President Wilson and his bride will leave tonight for tho Sonth, for their honeymoon trip. While the President has not made public his itinerary, or his destination, in ordor to avoid pub licity, it was said by members of his official family that he expected to go to Pass Christian, Miss., for a fow days. Hundreds of wedding presents wore received at tho White Hous today, from all over tho United States and messages of congratulation enmo by the score. SOCIALISTS WANT UNITED STATES TO MOVE FOR PEACE WASHINGTON, Doc. 18. ? Repre sentative Jffiftr London, the New York 8odalijt member of Congress, wants this government to lead in n neutral conference to stop the war. Ho has competed a Joint resolution which he will introduce. VARIOUS POINTS IN NATION REPORT PROSPERITY WAVE WASHINGTON, Dec. 18. ? That good times have, come all over the United States, apparently to stay, is the gist of reports received here from various cities and townB in the East, South. West, North and Middle West. From Ohio comes word that the I arrival of winter finds Cleveland mill j wheels moving briskly and the army of unemployed dispersed. The de mand for labor is steadily Increasing, and the supply of men is as steadily' diminishing. Merchants say that peo ple have more money to spend on Christmas shopping this year than in any holiday season since 1906. Wholesome prosperity Is reported from Little Rock, Ark., Halolgh, N. C., Detroit, Indianapolis. Chicago, Okla homa City, Denver, Richmond, Mem phis, Pittsburgh, Toledo, Minneapolis. Waco. St. Louis. Dutte, San Francis co. Salt Lake, Phoeulx and Portland. BURNETT TO TRY AGAIN. WASHINGTON. Dec. 18.?Notwith. standing an executive veto last win ter, an emigration bill, containing a literacy test, will bo reintroduced in Congress this session by Representa tive John L. Burnett, of Alabama. Burnett said today that peace In Europe will bo accompanied by an emigration of undesirables, and that tho immigration measure is properly a part of Industrial and social pre paredness, on tho part of the United States. CANAL SLIDE PENETRATED PANAMA. Dec. 18.?A channel was opened today by dredgers, through the Gaillard Cut slide, which closed tho Panama Canal to traffic in Septem ber. causing a loss In tolls of sevoral million dollars. Col. Goorgo W. Goethals, engineer in charge, said today that the canal tugs and dredges will be able to pass through the slide region about Jan uary 1, and that traffic will be allowed to pass through the' canal about Jan uary 10. FAIRBANKS TURNS DOWN FIRE TRUCK ? FAIRBANKS, Dec. 15.?The Fair banks City Council, after many trials, has rejected the fire truck purchased last summer. It was decided that it Is not up to the speed specifications. When the truck was ordered last summer it was stipulated that it would develop a speed of 25 miles an hour, and at the trials in this city It has only been able to develop a speed of 10 miles an hour. [HENRY T. RAY HAS NARROW ESCAPE FAIRBANKS, Doc. 18.? Henry T. [Ray, townsite trustee, wub near death Monday when he fell through a trap door at tho fire hall. He stumbled over a chain pulling the trap door down on him. He hit in the bottom of the cellar but escaped miraculously with only a few bruises and cuts. STOCK REPORTS NEW YORK, Dec. 18.?Alaska Gold closed on the New York stock ex change today at 27. Chlno at 32%, Ray at 24%. Utah at 79, and Butte & Su perior at 64%. Copper metal was quoted at twenty cents. . You caw It first In The Empire. NEXT BIG BATTLE AT I SALONIKA LONDON, Doc. 18.? Allied troops la tho Balkans, which, according to estimates of British newspapers num ber two hundred thousand, are busy fortifying themselves about Saloniku, Groece, according to reports today from Rome and Athens. Tho troops are said to bo digging many rows of trenches and aro placing big French and Italian guns at vantage points. An aerial base has been established in the rear. Advices from Vienna and Berlin firmed the roports, and according to tho Austrian war office, a strong force of Germans and Austrians is about to advance onto Greek soil for an at tack on the defenders. Italian troops aro erpocted to be at points with the Teutons within a short time, 80,000 men having landed in Albania. There is some evidence that tho Teutonic troops are planning for new offenslvo drives on both the Western and Eastern fronts, and militarists claim, those will likely be the last as saults until Spring, if unsuccessful, owing to the approach of mid-winter. Amsterdam reports a steady stream of reinforcements for the Gorman trenches in the West. BERLIN THINK8 POSITION OF ALLIES IN SERBIA CRITICAL ROTTERDAM. Doc. 18.? The Ber lin Vosslscho Zeltung estimates the numbers of the Anglo-French array In Macedonia at from 60,000 to 80, 000 men. and says "it Ilea in strongly defended positions centering on the Vardar Pass near Krlvolak. BIO GERMAN GUNS FOR DARDANELLES LONDON. Dec. 18.?The first largo Austro.Germon guns for tho defense of the Dardanelles havo arrived !n Constantinople, according to a Daily : Express Rome dispatch. FRENCH ARTIST KILLED. PARIS, Dec. 18.?Eugene Bonnelon, well known as a painter of scenes of old Paris, whose "Port Saint Nichol as" was on exhibition at the San Frnndsco Exposition, has Deen killed in action in tho Argonno. H!s death Is said to have been occasioned by asphyxiating gas. COSMETICS HIDE PAPERS CARRIED BY WOMEN SPIES PARIS, Doc. 18.?Amazing ruses are being employed by women spies along the Austro-Swlss frontier, according: to a German dispatch. The Austr.'anB are now forcing all women to disrobe and be searched. ! Military documents recently were dis covered concealed beneath a plaster on tho back of a woman who carried ; her arm in a sling. All women trav elers now are taken to a bathroom, .stripped and scrubbed with hot wa ! tor. Frequently pieces of paper on which military information is written arc found stuck on women's backB and : concealed benoath veneer or cos- 1 luetics. GERMANS SENTENCE FIFTEEN BELGIANS , IX)NDON, Dec. 18. ? The Amstcr- ' dam correspondent of Router's Tele* i gram sends tho following: "The Alge- ?' inocn Handflsblnd says it learns that another court-martial occurred at Brussels on Nov. 12, at which fifteen persons were sentenced to servo terms ' ranging from two and one-half to fif teen yoars for treason." FEW COMING TO i U. S. A. FROM EUROPE < NEW YORK, Dec. IS.?Prom Jan- 1 nary to Scptomber this year about 20,000 third-class passengers loft Llv- < crpool for the United States and Canada. About tho same number sail ed In the second-class. In the saloon thero woro about 6,000. For tho cor responding period last year there wero 100,000 third-class passengers, ; 60,000 second-class and close to 30,- i 000 saloon. i ABYSSINIA TO GIVE ENTENTE 200,000 ARMY PARIS, Dec. .18.?LldJ Joassu, tho young emperor, of Abyssinia is so fa vorably disposed toward tho entente allies that he not only resisted the ef forts of German agents to induce blm to abrogate his country's treaties with Great Britain, Italy and France, but offered 200,000 soldiers to bo used by tho allies as their military neces sities demand, according to Pierre Alype, a member of tho Colonial Com mission of tho Chamber of Deputies. In an Interview today in Lo Matin. M. Alypo points out that the assis tance which the ancient kingdom of Abyssinia may be able to render will be a mighty help to the cause of the entente. Of.Abyssinla'B population of four millions about eight hundred thousand men aro trained warriors, ho said. GERMANY IS ANXIOU8 OVER FOOD 8HORTAGE AMSTERDAM, Dec. 18. ? Internal conditions in Germany are causing much anxiety in Berlin. Even with the rigid censorship that has been set upon the news it has boon Impossible to disguise the seriousness of the food situation, which is acute already long before tho winter season is halt over. No gold is In circulation in Ger many, and It Is declared here that only fear of tho government and Eng land prevents open opposition to the use of curroncy, which has been given out by tho government and bonks in such great volumes since the begin ning of the war. There is no attempt on the part of Gormans who arrived in thlo city to hldo the fear that Is entertainod that thore might at any tlmo occur demonstrations on tho part of the people oil account of the scarcity of food and tho danger of a rofusal of pooplo to part with foodstuffs for paper money. RUSSIANS AND GERMANS EXCHANGING PRISONERS PARIS, Dec. 18.?Accordingto to a Stockholm dispatch 7560 Russians and 4400 German prisoners have been ex- ; changed slnco arrangements were con- ; Bummatcd to exchange prisoners through Sweden. GERMANS AID AUSTRIA ON ISONZO FRONT LONDON", Doc. 18.?Messages from Clenova say largo Austro-Geraan for ces aro being sont to the Isonzo front In an effort to save Gorizio. \ BRITISH SUBMARINES INTERNED AT BOSTON BOSTON. Dec. 18.?Five of the ten , submarines which the Electric Boat , company has been building for Great , Britain have gone to the Charlestown , navy yard to remain until the end of iho war. The other five will bo sent ( to the navy yard a week from today. LARGE ITALIAN FORCE TO JOIN CAMPAIGN TURIN, Dec. 18. ? I-arge Italian forces for the Balkan campaign will shortly be landed in Albania, ENGLI3H SUBSCRIBE TO FRENCH BONDS . LONDON, Dec. 18.?It Is estimated j that English subscriptions to the French "loan of victory" already total , 1125,000,000. j RUMANIA IS AFTER FOREIGNERS FOR 8ERVICE BUCHAREST, Dec. 18.? The Ru manian government has ordered the mobilization of all naturalized foreign ers and foreigners under protection of the Rumanian laws up to iO years old. _ AMERICANS COME HOME 1 FOR CHRISTMA8 HOLIDAY | NEW YORK. Dec. 18?London cable J says that a greater perconftago of Americans aro going to the United States than ever before. All steam ors due to arrive at New York before the holidays are booked to capacity. LATE NEWS BULLETINS VOLCANO IN ERUPTION , CATANIA?Mount Aetna Is again in active eruption, emitting rod hot ' lava. People residing In the vicinity arc ready to leave at a momont's no tice. GOT TWO OF THEM ST. PAUL?Three footpads tried to | hold up a saloon last night. Two de tectives gave chaso and in a running fight two of the thugs were kiled. One of the detectives was seriously wounded. WAR H0R8ES DROWN NEW YORK?When a barge sank ] in the North river yesterday 600 hors es consigned to the French govern ment were drowned. 8EWARD SWEEPSTAKES PLANNED ANCORAGE ? The Kennel Club is planning the Seward - Anchorage Sweepstakes and the dogs will bo raced to Seward and return, for cash prizes. The distance for the round trip is 250 miles. PHILADELPHIA? Two seamen, a Gorman and #n Austrian, were seized and taken off tho American steamship ! Hawaiian b? the British authorities in the Barbados, according to tho! captain of the Hawaiian, which reach ed port today. PEACE SHIP SAIL8 ON LONDON?The Ford peace ship Os car II sailed from Kirkswall, England, yesterday evening, and will not stop again until she reaches Chriatlania. Members of the party are said to havo been Indignant because they were not allowed to land. ARREST ALLEGED PLOTTERS NEW YORK ?Paul Koonlg and Richard LIndecker woro arrested last night, charged with conspiracy to dy namite the Wolland canal. Koenig is said by detectives to havo been an employee of the Hamburg-Amerlcan line. ALASKAN HONOR8 MAR8HALL SEATTLE?A white polar bear rug, the Christmas gift of U. S. Marshal F. R. Brenneman of Valdez to Vice President Thomas R. Marshall, was forwarded to Washington last night by Judson Brennonmn, brother of tho donor. Tho vice-president was re sponsible for Mr Brenneman's ap pointment. ELECTION RESULT ATTACKED SEATTLE?Harry R. Lipman be gan court proceedings today to set rslde the result of tho recent port election, in which Remsburg and Kwald were elected, on tho ground that many were disfranchised because of a shortage in ballots. WILSON TO fORWARD NEW NOTE WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.?The of ficial text of Austria's vexatious reply to the American noto demanding dis avowal of the sinking of the liner An cona was made public this afternoon by the Stato Department. Tho docu ment reveals that the Vienna govern ment denies that the views prcscntd by tho United States, even If correct, warrant the placing of the blame for the disaster on the commander of the Austrian submarine that sunk the vessel. Austria's Reply The Austrian note In part said: "The sharpness with which the gov ernment of the United States consid ers It necessary to blame tho com manding officer of tho submarine con corned in the affair, and tho firmness In which tho demands addressed to the imperial and royal govornmont ap pear to be expressed might well have warranted the expectation that the United States should precisely speci fy the actual circumstances of the affair upon which It bases Its case. As it is not difficult to perceive, the pre sentation of the facts In the case, in tho aforesaid noto leaves room for many doubts and even if this presen tation were corroct In all points and the most rigorous legal conception were applied to the judgment of the case, it does not, In any way, suffic iently warrant attaching blame to the commanding officer of the war vessel, or to the Imperial and royal govern- . ment "Tho government of the United St&tcB has also failed to designate the persons upon whose testimony It re lies, and to whom It apparently be lieves It may attribute a higher de gree of credibility than to a command er In tho Imperial and royal fleet The note also fails to givo any informa tion whatsoever, more than tho pre cise fact that American citizens were on board tho said steamer at the criti cal moment The imperial and royal government must raise the question why that government failed to give Jurisdictional reasons for tho demands set forth in its note, with referonce to the special circumstances and In criminating evidence upon which It itself lays stress, and why in lieu thereof it referred to an exchange of correspondence which it has conduct ed with another government in other cases." Tho note's final referenco was to tho notes of the United States to Ger many over tho Arabic and Lusltanla cases. Wilson Writes New Note President Woodrow Wilson began work early this morning on a second nolto to Austria and It was rumored about the White House that its tenor will be a final demand that Austria answer tho United States questions and settle tho case without delay. It was unauthoratively stated at the department of State offices that the relations botwocn the United States and Germany's ally are at tho point of being summarily broken and pend ing an Immediate reply to today's note the actual outcomo of the contro versy cannot bo forotold. Austria Now "Friendly" Contrary to Thursday's newspaper reports from Vienna, which said that tho Austrian peoplo were Indignant :hat American newspapers had pub lished abstracts of tho Austrian reply before It had been delivered, and had ihown animosity towards tho United 3tates, were accounts from tho Aus trian capital today which said that a strong ton? of friendliness for this country was contained In articles pub lished In that city today. CARRANZA 8TART8 FIGHT ON "WILDCATTERS" MEXICO CITY, Dec. 18.?Declaring * that "wildcat" oil concerns are de frauding tho public, Carranza has Is sued a decree that all petroleum com panies operating in Mexico must file cvithtn tho government a statement of their organization by February, 1916, undor penalty of confiscation. BOSTON BUSINE8S SHOWS BIG INCREA8E BOSTON, Dec. 18?The November receipts at Boston Postofflce totaled 1766,092, an increase of $105,233 over tho same month last year, and an in crease of $88,122 over November, 1913. AMERICANS TO ESTABLISH PACKING PLANT AT PANAMA PANAMA, Dec. 18.?A meat pack ing plant for Panama Is contemplated by American packing interests who are negotiating the purchase of 247, 000 acres in the eastern port. COUNTY APPEALS TAX SUIT AGAINST ROCKEFELLER CLEVELAND, O., Dec. 18. ? Tho Cuyahoga County suit against John D. Rockefeller to collect taxes on $311,064,377 of property has been ap pealed by tho county treasurer. Ex emption on tho property is claimed on tho grounds of non-rosldence. GOVERNOR BLACK'S COMPANY WILL TRAIN IN VANCOUVER, B. C. VANCOUVER. B. C.. Doc. 18. ? A company of Yukon and Prince Rupert recruits will soon go into training here, for servlco In Europe and form er Governor George Black of Yukon will be placed In charge of the com pany, as captain. It was learned here yoBtorday. Governor and Mrs. Black aro at present in San Francisco, where a few days ago Governor Black an nounced bis resignation as commis sioner of the Northern provinco.