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^-5 THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. VII., NO. 967. ' JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 20. 1915. ' , PRICE TEN CBtfe Abandonment of Dardanelles Campaign Is Indicated FAIRBANKS MAN DIES IN BIG FIRE FAIRBANKS. Dec.., 20.?When the California Block was'totally destroyod by f re yesterday afternoon. George Saloff, a Russian, was burned to death property worth about $45,000 went up in smoke and for a time the entire block was threatened. The fire was caused by an explos ion. due to faulty fixtures In the gas system used In lighting the building. The building was a mass of solid flames before an alarm of fire was sounded. For a time the entire block, and the Northern Commercial Com pany's plant were in serious danger, but valiant work on the part of the firemen confined the flames to the California block, which was complete ly gutted. The California saloon lost its rock and fixtures, and with the; building places its loss at $35,000. Jack | Hcaly's grocery, which occupied ?pace in the bnfTding. reports a loss of over f." onn The Northern Hotel wasVmly slightly damaged. ? saloff lost h.'s life in the lavatory. He had evidently suffocated. Hfe body was recovered. It was fou^d near the door. The weather was exceedingly cold, ?he thermometers registering 30 de gress below zero. Fortunately no wind was blowing. The burned building was built in the early days of the camp by Al. White, of Valdez. and was formerly owned by Fred Martin of Anchorage. It is said this afternoon that the loss 1? partially covered by Insurance. i STORM TAKES LIVES Of TWO NEAR WRANGELL WRANGELL, Dec. 20.?As a result of the terrific storm that has blown here since Thursday. Charles Yuccock, ? veil known native is dead, grave fears are entertained for the safety of his companion. George Kelly, and < onsiderable damage is reported from various fishing camps. Yucook and Kelly left Dee^ Bay. on Vank's Island for Wrangel! during the storm last Thursday. Their boat was found Saturday a total wrock. and with its cabin carried away. Searchers f >und Yucook's body on the beach at Vank's Island. The body was clad only in underclothing and a life-belt v strapped around it. Yucook had swum ashore and died of exposure, as he was fifty feet from the water, and was lying under a tree. Kelly's fat? is unknown. Yucook's body was brought hero yes vrdav. he leaves a wife and sever al children. LITTLE INTEREST IS SHOWN IN ANNEXATION ELECTION The annexation election passed off very quietly today, only 24 votes be ing cast at 11 o'clock this morning. Very little interest in the result is be ng taken. The votes cast aL thaC time were divided as follows. City. Ift; Tide FJr.ts cectlon, 10; Gold Belt, and the Nelson Park Addition. 0. The city was placarded Saturday night, the hand bills protestlng>galnst the election, but without any apparent effect on the result. The polls were open from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m. The three o'clock this afternoon the count was as follows. Gold Belt and Scatter Tract. 21 votes. City 24 votes. Tide Flats 30 votes. Nelson Park Ad lition. 7 votes. The indications are t'.at all sections will vote to consoli date. Mrs. M. M. Taylor, who has the honor of being the first election judge ?ver to serve in the city of Juneau act ??d as a judge for the Tide Fiats sec tion. CITY OF SEATTLE BRINGS CHRISTMAS MAIL Brlng'ng 300 sacks of mall. 160 tons of freight for Juneau and 160 tons of freight for Tread well, the steamer City of Seattle arrlvetd at noon from the South This is the first mail to ?-Hve f^oni the States for four days. The arriving passengers on the Seat Co were Mrs. R. W. Smith. Ethel Col lins. Mrs. B. L. Meyers and child, Mrs. H. G. Feller. Olaf Lystad and Burdette A. Winn. MRS. STRONG VERY ILL Mrs. C. Cylde Strong is critically ill at Seattle, according to word re ceived here today. She left here a week ago. for California, for the bene fit of her health. Mr. Strong may leave for the South on the first boat. The Rev. John A. Buchanan, pastor of the Presbvterlan Church at Thane, returned foday on the City of Seattle from Ketchikan, where he delivered a lecture on "Color Photography" be fore the Ketchikan Lyceum. K Abercrombie is registered at the Occidental. + * + *?> + ?*?*??>?? h * * + ? + THE WEATHER * * For the past 24 hoars, ending 4 + 3:00p. m. today: + + \ . * 4? Sunday. December 19. ?> * Maximum?40. ? + Minimum?33. .? ?> Cloudy?Rain. + + Precipitation?.45. in. 4* + * ?b Monday. December 20. ? ?J- Maximunk?37. 4 + Minimum?34. * * Cloudy?Ra'n. * 4- Precipitation?.30 In. ? *??????+????*??? BANK BANDITS ESCAPE; ONE SHOT TO DEATH PORT TOWNS END. Dec. 20. ? Swimming across the swift Snoqual mle river and taking to the thick of the woods, the three surviving mem bers of tho gang of four bandits that held up the State Bunk at Duvall elud ed a large posse of deputy sheriffs and armed citizens Sunday night. Early Sunday morning, after the cap ture of the fugitives was thought cur tain, no attempt was made to find the body of the fourth robber, who was shot and killed while ho was cling ing to a post In the middle of tho Sno qualmle river, all efforts centering on | ! the search for the other three bandits, j The other robber was shot and des perately wounded as he jumped oft i j the bank. After firing several shots i at his pursuers he started to swim j ; toward the other shore. Midway in the stream he paused and clung to t.*.e post. There la a wiro fence stretched across tho river at this point and It is believed there w!U be no difficulty In recovering the body. The Duvall Bank was held up by, four robbers Saturday night. A sack containing about five hundred dollars in silver was stolen. ? y + j I CHAMPION ENLISTS. I I i SASKATOON. Dec. 20.?John- [ I ny O'Leary. Seattle lightweight ' and champion of Canada, and | William Madden, his manager, | enlisted Saturday for the front, j O'Leary and Madden will be pri 1 vates In the 64th Overseas Bat 1 l&lion and will go into training ! ? at once. + ? ? HI GILL TO TRY AND BEAT ENEMIES SEATTLE. Dec. 20.?With the hats of Councilman O. L. Erickson and former Councilman Austin E. Grif fiths in the Seattle political ring as active candidates for the mayoralty.: Mayor Hiram C. Gill told friends yes terday that he would seek re-elcction. "I'm going to be like the Kaiser." Mayor Gill laughingly said. "1 shall unsheath my sword." Griffiths and Erickson are two of the mayor's most bitter political en emies. AMERICAN NOTE TO AUSTRIA IS TO BE LAST ONE CHICAGO, Dec. 20.?That a peace pact in the baseball league war was actually signed at tho conference in New York last weelc and that only the details remain to be worked out at the meeting in Cinc'nnatl Tuesday be tween representatives of the Federal circuit and members of the National Baseball commission was the state ment made here today by a man fi nancially interested in the peace terms. It is believed certain in Chicago that the result of tomorrow's confer ence will mark the end of the Federals at terms satisfactory to President James A. Gllmore. of that league. MECHANIC TURNS ROBBER. IS SHOT: DIES IN HOSPITAL SEATTLE. Dec. 20.?John B. Woel fle, & mechanic, died yesterday. of w^nds inflicted by F. C. West, a laundry drive1.*, whom he sought to hold up. Woelfle leaves a wife and two babies, the oldest whom is 20 months. "BILLIE THE HORSE" DYING NEAR KNIK ?? ? SEWAltD, Dec. 9.?William Elliott, i better known all over Alaska as "Billie the Horse" is now lying very dangerously sick In a cabin nearj Knlk and is expected to die, and yet he refuses to take a.'d as he would rather die alone than suffer what he thinks would be the humiliation of accepting charity. Tom Finnegan, who arrived with the man last even- i ing, says that men went out to the cabin to bring him in where he could get good treatment but that he re fused point blank to accept the of fer and he still rema'ns in the cabin in what is thought a very serious con dition. Billle has been In almost all the camps of the territory and is very well known.?Gateway. COPENHAGEN?Field Marshal von Mackensen was twice pounded during the Sen-Ian campaign, according to letters from Berlin. A bullet fired by a Servian sharpshooter at Belgrade went through his arm and two days later a spent ball struck him in the shoulder. WOMAN DEFEATS HUSBAND IN CITY CLERK ELECTION REPUBLIC. Dec. 9.?The city elec tion yesterday passed quietly. There were two tickets In the field, the Citizens' and the Nonpartisan. The Citizens' won. with the exception of one candidate, that for clerk, in which Mrs. Eva B. Cale beat her husband. J. C. Cale, Incumbent, by thirty-three votes. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cale formerly lived at Port Angeles. CARRIGAN AND OLTS WIN SHOOT TROPHIES A. C. Carrigan won the White Fly er trophy for the first time and Or ville Olts won the DuPont trophy at the shoot of the Juneau Gun Club held on their range in North Juneau Sunday. Tho shooters were. King, Olts. Dickinson. Murphy, Goldstein, Banbury, McBride, Carrigan, Fry, Truesdell, Carter and Fisher. LANEISMS SPARKLE IN REPORT WASHINGTON. Doc. 20. ? Among other gems contained in the annual : report of Socrotary Franklin K. Lane, of the interior department, is the fol lowing, the keynote of which is de , velopment: "It is not a figure of -speech to say that every American has it in his heart that he is in % small Bonse a discoverer; that ho is joining in the revelation to the world of something that it was not before awaro of, of which It may some day mako use. Men work for what they think worth while and If they Qnd their joy In proviug that land has coal or will ralso wheat, or that a refractory ore may be reduced at a practicable cost, and toll abcut it proudly, they may be serving themselves, but they are also serving the world. A clerk in a store or a mechanic in a mill may not consciously -engage in any enter prise which makes this appeal, but when ho learns that the government of which he is a part has within a year opened a town on tho shores of the North Pacific which has now near ly throe thousand inhabitants and has driven a railroad nearly forty miles inland toward the Arctic Circle?on its way to the coal fields of the Mat anuska and the gold fields of tho Tan ana?he has a feeling tho he. too, is participating in making this new world. One might say that this was nothing more than sentimental pride, but there is a truer and perhapk more dignified word for this and it is qual ity. It is an expression of the Ameri can Instinct for improvement. We have a passion for going into the un known for answering puzzlos that arc put to us. Our Imagination is chal lenged by difficulties and tho result has been a century 01 growin, wmcn, In Its magic and Its largeness, casts a spell upon tho mind. "Alaska Territory, containing per' haps 400,000,000 acres of land. Is now a great body of the public domain, is heavily mineralized and is n land of unknown possibilities. One gold mino there has recently erected a mill of 6,000-tonR daily capacity, with ore in sight to run the mill fifty years at least" VIRGINIANS BID WELCOME TO WILSONS HOT SPRINGS, Vn.. Dec. 20.?When President and Mrs. Wilson arrived here Sunday morning, to spend their honeymoon, the guests at the Inn gave them a real charivari, many promi nent people staying at the hotel join ing In a parade in which the musical Instruments were tin pans and make shift tom-toms. President Wilsoif said he would stay here for several days. THIRTY GUESTS WERE AT WEDDING WASHINGTON. Dec. 20. ? Mrs. Edith Bolting Gait, member of a prominent Virginia family and a de scendant of Pocahontas became the bride of Woodrow Wilson, the Presi dent of the United" States. Saturday evening. The ceremony took place at Mrs. Gait's home .'n the fashionable district, at 8:30 o'clock, the service being read by the Rev. Herbert Scott Smith, rector of St. Margaret's, the church which Mrs. Gait attended. The Bev. James H. Taylor, pastor of the Presbyterian church wh!ch_the Presi dent usually attends, also was pres ent ? I Thirty guests were present. With the exception of Dr. Cary Grayson, tho President's physician. Joseph P. Tumulty, secretary to the President and Miss Gertrude Gordon, the bride's Intimate rr:en<l, tno guests were nu relatives of President Wilson or Mrs. Gait, by blood or marriage. Formality Was Lacking. Simplicity was the principal ele ment of the wedding arrangements. President Wilson reached Mrs. Gait's home at 6 o'clock and dined with his daughters and the bride. As ho en tered the Gait home, the President passed through a lane of the curiosity seekers who were kept back from the home by policemen. guests to the wedding also were'scrutinized by tho crowd, which numbered several hundred. No bridal march preceded the cere mony, and ushers and attendants also were dispensed with. Guests said it was moro like a quiet home wedding than that of the chief executive of i the nation. The President and Mrs. Gait knelt on a prayer rug during the wedding ceremony. The brido wore a traveling suit, of blue serge. Follow ing the ceremony a buffet supper was served. The bride cut a huge wedding cake without the usual ceremony. Leave For Virgtnla. President and Mrs. Wilson left at 10:30 for the railroad station by au tomobile and left for Hot Springs, Va., in the President's private car. which was attached to a special train. Hundreds of wedding presents were received by the President and his bride. They came from all points in the United States, Hawaii, tho Philip pines and Alaska.-in spite of the re quest from the: President that none should be sent except those from rel atives. WAS MRS. LINCOLN'S-NEPHEW SPRINGFIELD, 111.?Albert O. Ed wards, a nephew of Mrs. Abraham Lin coln. and for 19 years custodian of the Lincoln homestead here, died sud denly today. BRITAIN'S POSITION REPEATED WASHINGTON, Doc. 20.? Further arguments in support of Great Bri tain's restrictions upon commerce at tho expenso of American trade wero submitted to the State Department by tho British embassy, In u memor andum made public today with a letter of transmittal to Secretary Lansing from Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, tho Eng lish ambassador. The memo, which Is supplementary to the note on tho same -subject hand ed Ambassador Walter H. Page last summer by the London foreign office, reiterates the asacrtion that incroases in British trade with neutral countries have been infinitesimal when com pared with the' growth of similar American trade. WITHDRAWAL OF FEDERAL LEAGUE IS PROPHECIED WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.?The Unit ed States' "last word" to the ^Austrian government, over tho Ancona case, went forward to Vienna today. Gov. eminent officials do not expect Aus tria to recede from her position. PARCELS POST STOPPAGE IS CONTROVERSY BERLIN, Dqc. 20.?Sweden has pro tested to Great Britain against stop ping the parcels post service between Sweden and tho. United Statos. ? BRITAIN ANSWERS LONDON, Dec. 20.?The War Office stated today that much of the par cels post packages stopped wbllo on tho way from the United States con sisted of rubber, directed to a German agency in Sweden. ? LANSING PROTESTS WASHINGTON. Dec. 20.?The Unit ed States has protested to Great Bri tain against Interference with parcels post shipments between this country and Sweden. Secretary Lansing an nounced today. T. R. BABBLES AT WILSON AND ! - HIS POLICIES i NEW YORK. Dec. 20.?Under the ; title "Sins of tho Wilson Admlntstrn-! j tlon." former President Theodore! i Roosevelt finds vigorous fault In the i January number of the Metropolitan j magazine with the Mexican policy, the i submarine question, Henry Ford and other pacificists, and accuses Presi dent Wilson of appropriating to his own use the Roosevelt policies on pre paredness. The Colonel makes a further accu sation that the President has made ! an "about face," by "proclaiming one policy In Mexico which Is not to be feared In a military way. abroad, or in a national way it home, and anoth er policy about Germany, which can control many votes In tho United States, as well us take care of Itself j against the United States, on land jand sea." GARY BANQUETS MOOSE LEADER; POLITICS BUZZ i NEW lURKf UCC. ZU.?roiilicui cir clos are buzzing over a dinner at the hqpie of E. H. Gary, chairman of the United States Steel Corporation, at which -former President Roosevelt was a guest, Friday night. Numerous friends of Colonel Roose | velt also were present, among them being colonel Perkins. MINING MATERIAL ON THE "EVANS" SEATTLE, Dec. 20?With 28 pas sengers and a cargo including several hundred tons of mining machinery and lumber for the Alaska Juneau mine at Juneaa. the steamship Admir al Evans soiled North at 7 o'clock this morning. Passengers included Mrs. H. M. Smith for Thano. and Andrew Graguh. Ben. Bovik. Mrs. George Butzer, Mrs. Rose Miller. B. Klegman, Mrs. Harry Malono, E. B. Dudden, T. H. Kershaw, Mrs. A. Bradley and E. L. Joffe, for Juneau. COPPER ADVANCES NEW YORK, Dec. 20.?Copper met al went up to 20% cents a pound to day. Alaska Gold closed at 26%, Chi nl at 63%, Ray at 28%, Utah at 78%, and Butte & Superior at 65%. ?- ?] DAILY "GO I N G S" The Empire asks the indui- I gence of the advertisers who?o ! copy we were unable to find I j space for. Until wo have our | new press Installed it is almost 1 | impossible to print ten pages in 1 a day. Gentlemen, wc approc- ! i iate your kindness In thinking ! i first of the j EMPIRE > | "All the news all the time." I i ? 1 SURRENDER OE VILLA IS IMMINENT EL PASO, Dec. 20.?Au agree ment was reached, and tho pa pers were be!ng signed at noon to day whereby the Villa faction con cludes peace terms with the do facto government of Carranza. The Mexican conference was held between Consul Garcia, for Car ranza, and two former lieutenants of Villa, at tho consulate in El Paso. Villa himself is now in Jaurez. having arrived suddenly this morning. The signing of the peace agreement eliminates Villa from Mexican affairs and final ar rangements for his entry to the United Statos soil are being per- | fected. WASHINGTON. Doc.-- 20. ? That President Wilson's Mexican policy is about to bo vindicated by tho surren der of General Pancho Villa and his ' band of lnsurrectos, to Venustiano 1 Carranza, is tho belief that prevails in Washington today. Positive news has been received from Mexico that Villa is about to surrender tho rem nant of his army to his conquerer. i Tho Stato Department today decld- i ed that Genoral Villa shall recoivo tho asylum accorded all political ref ugees should he enter the United States, and General Frederick Funs ton, commanding tho United States troops on tho border has been instruct ed to so inform tho Mexican chief. Grant "Judicious Amnesty" Following a conference today In El Paso, botween representatives of Gen eral Carranza and General Garcia, the Carranza consul at El Paso, the fol lowing statement was Issued to the , press: "We are arranging for the sur render of Villa's army. Villa has left ' for Chihuahua City and probably will 1 enter tho United States tomorrow. His 1 followers will be granted amnesty in- ' 8ofar as tho demands of Justice may 1 bo complied with." News of Villa's determination to quit tho war camo from Chihuahua, where 1 a council of war of his governors and 1 genorals was held. It Is said that j Villa's chief advisors recommended 1 peace and a telegram from Villa's 1 wife, who Is in Los Angeles, also was j 1 brought to bear in influencing him. |j 4? i t j ' I DOVES ARRIVE . | ' I I CHRISTIANA, Dec. 20.?"Ev ery nation in the world will 1 soon look up to the American 1 I peace pilgrims as having taken ' ' the Initiative In stopping his- i ' 1 torv's worst war; the landing I 1 ! of tho American peace expedl- ' I ' tlon In Europe will be record I ed as one of the most benevo- I lent things the American Ao- I ' public over did," said Henry ' i' ! Ford as he stopped ashore on | j1 1 Norweg'an soil yesterday, from ' 1' ' the Scandinavian-American lln- ! I er Oscar II., bearing over a hun- ' j 1 dred peace advocates from the ! United States who are making ' 1 the trip to neutral countries at I 1 r Ford's expense. I I !| * - ... *,i MANY CHANGES IN GOVERNMENT SHIPPING BILL ?+? WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 18.? Thcro arc marked differences be tween the present shipping bill draft and tho one defeated last session, chief among which Is the practical elimination of governmental owner ship features. The present bill pro vides for a shipping board and forma-til tlon of a corporation, to stock ofj I which any private Individual may sub scribe. The ships and part of their i complement will bo In a way a naval ] reserve force. BRITISH NOT TO MAKE LOAN SOON LONDON, Dec. 18. ? The London Times says that tho "British govern- . ment has no Intention of raising a < fresh war loan until tho new year is well advanced. It Is not expected that any new taxation will be Imposed during tho present financial year. Con ferences are still being held concern ing mobilization of Atforlcan securi ties. The treasury has decided to adopt a plan of borrowing, with the < option, in certain cases, of buying. GERMANS ARE THROWN BACK; LOSSES LARGE LONDON, Dec. 20.?Indications of the long expected offensive by the Germans in Flanders, whore the mass ing of Teutonic troops has been in progress for several weeks is con tained in the oflfcial British and French reports this evening, which 3tdtc tbnt under a cloud of gas the Germans today attacked the British trenches northcaBt 0/ Ypres. Tho Germans Called so completely that only a few of them emerged from tbeir own trenches. Those who did, the ac counts say, were mowed down by ar tillery fire. KING AND QUEEN OF BELGIUM HAD A NARROW E8CAPE l'ARIS, Dec. 20.?Details of a nar row escapo from death which the King and Queen of Belgium recently had, when German airmen threw bombs on the fishing village where tho royal couple now roslde, are print ed today by the Petite Journal. NO MEAT SATURDAY VIENNA, Dec. 20.?Tho newspapors announced today that tho sale of meat next Saturday will bo prohibited. LONDON TIMES HURLS CAUSTIC ACCUSATIONS LONDON, Doc. 20.? Tho Daily rimes, Lord Northcllffo's paper, to lay renewed its attack on the govern ment, saying in an editorial: "The fact that politicians and censorship have fooled the public Js becoming more and more known and the long icrlcs of dlsilluslonments causes a belief that a mysterious hand is be hind tho scenes and is protecting Ger mnny. While beer for British work men has been curtailed this myster ious hand has arranged to got for jcrmany, vln"Denmark. the malt she needs for making beer." The paper mggests that no real attempt has been, or is being made, to punish Ger many. on land or sea. AMERICANS AFTER SHEFFIELD STEEL TRADE NEW YORK, Dec. 18.?Projects of American hanking Interests to cap ture Sheffield atcel trade of the world became known, with the announce ment ?of the establishment of two front new steel plants, each control led by a separate hanking groupL Baltlmoro and New York financiers ire promoting one of the enterprises which calls for the erection of a plant it Illghlandtown, Md.. a short dis tance from Balt!moro. , Plans for the other plant were filed it Syracuse Monday by the Cruclblo Steel Co. and calls for the erection if steel mills in that city, adjoining the Sondorson works, already owned by that company. Combined with the new plant, these will glvo Syracuse In tho world for Sheffield grades of the largest and best equipped plant steel. BUILDING WHARF AT FIDALGO BAY FAIRBANKS, Dec. 9.?The Alaska Mine? Corporation, of which E. D. Relter Is manager, developing copper properties on an extensive scale at Fldalgo bay, sent a big shlpmont of freight to the mine this morning on the Shamrock. The company is building a wharf and ore bunkers at Tldalgo which will permit of large steamers landing at any time and discharging or taking on cargo.' The approach to tho dock will bo three hundred and seventy b1x feet long with a T one hundred by forty feoL?Valdez Prospector. AMERICAN SECURITIES COMING FASTER THAN THEY EVER DID BEFORE NEW YORK, Dec. 18,?The British liquidation of American bonds con tinues on largo scalo. Recent steam er shipments averaging $10,000,000 aro expected to bo exceeded on tho suc ceeding two boats. LATE NEWS BULLETINS seattle woman dies SEATTLE ? Mrs. Willcy, wife of Capt. George J. Wllley, a steamship owner extensively Interested .in Pu get Sound and Alaska salmon canner ies, died Saturday night In Minor Hos pital, following an operation. She was a daughter of Clark Aldridge. a pion eer merchant. predicts war's end LONDON?Lord Derby, director of recruiting, In a speech Sunday pre dicted the war would terminate sud denly, and much earlier than is gen erally expected. Conscription for sin gle men who fall to enlist under Lord Derby's present "plan, is gradually find ing much favor with the British newo papers. boy burned to death SEATTLE?Morton, tho 6-year-old son of W. A. Glcason, a member of the Port Commission, burnod to death when the Gleason homo was destroyed by fire yesterday. The boy's pnrents were bsully burned trying to rescue tho child from the flames. Aberdeen woman killed ABERDEEN, WaBh?Mrs. Frederick W. Greene, wife of the rector of the Episcopal Church was run down and killed and her daughter, Miss Eliza beth Greene was severely Injured Sun day by an automobile hearse. AID-FOR-POLAND DAY WASHINGTON?An executive proc )amat!on, designating January 1 as a day for making contributions for the reller of Poland was Issued today at (he White House. LOGGER RUNS AMUCK MOUNT VERNON, Wash.? Robert Lee, a logger, was shot and killed yes terday by L. B. I?endbettcr, another loggor employed In the same ramp. The two men had quarreled. After kJH'ng Lee, 1.endbotter ran to another hunkhousc looking for Timekeeper Gos8. against whom ho bad a grudge. Not finding him In one of the tents, hp fired a shot at the mon wltbln. He was.finally disarmed antf arrested. RUSS AGENCY AT SEATTLE SEATTLE?Russia will establlsh'an agency hero for the forwarding of Puget Sound and Alaska fish products, it was learned today. SUPREME COURT ADJOURNS WASHINGTON?Tho supreme court adjourned today until January 3. BRITISH QUITTING GALLIPOLI LONDON, Dec. 20.?II was announc ed at the War Office today that the , British troops operating in Sulva and Anzac districts, Gallipoll campaign, havo been withdrawn, and, tho War Office intimates, other branches of tho Gallipoll armies will retire when practicable. Part of the allied forces will go at v onco to Salonika and the remainder to Egypt. If the Gallipoll campaign Is abandoned it will releaso 250,000 Tur kish Holdlers from that theatre. Belgian Coast 8hel!ed Dispatches from Borlin tell of tho shelling yesterday by Allied monitors, of tho German fortifications at West pnde, on the Belgain coast. The Ger mans claim to havo driven the moni tors away by flro from land batteries. The Germans udmlt the loss of tho light cruiser Bremen, and a torpedo boat, whichflwere destroyed by a Brit ish bubmarino In tho Baltic Sea Sat urday. The crews of both vessels es caped. An air-raid on the German fortress of Mett is reported from Paris, but only property damage was done, the official communique said. Bulgarian Losses Heavy A dispatch from Athens estimates the total Bulgarian losses in the Sor blan campaign at 130,000 men. \ cannonading heard off Holland coast ROTTERDAM, Dec. 20. ? Terrific cannonading was heard Sunday off tho Rock of Holland and It was believed here that several ships were engaged. von bi8sin0 to quit ROME, Dec. 20.?General Von -Bia sing, tho German governor-general of tho occupied territory in Belgium is to retire from his office on January 1, on account of ill health, according to a dispatch today from Antwerp. AMERICAN RED CROSS ASSISTANTS ATTACKED; U. 8. FLAG INSULTED SALONIKA, Dec. 20.?According to a story they told today, Mrs. Walter Farwell, a Chicago society woman, and Dr. Harry S. Forbes, an American Red Cross physician wero attacked when the 'Bulgarians raided the American Red Cross headquarters at M on astir. Mrs. Farwell said the In vaders ripped down the American flag, and seized the Serbian rollef stores for their own use. CANADA SENDS 205,000 OTTAWA. Dec. 20.?It was announc ed by the government today that Can ada had sent 205.000 well-equipped and well-drilled soldiers to the front slnco the opening of the war. ?????++??+++??+?* ? ? * * JAP8 GUARD SUEZ? + * ?+? * + LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20.? ? * That Japan Is giving material + * aid to the entente allies In the ? + European war, not only by sup- + * plying munitions, but by actual- + ly guarding the Sues Canal 4 + with her warships, was stated + +? hero today by A. M. Papajlan + + Bey, former Minister of the In- + + terlor, In Egypt. + * ? NEWS AND VIEWS OF EUROPE'S WAR There are In tho United ^Kingdom 230,000 Jews, of whom 17,000 arc serv ing, exactly eight and one half per cent. While another 900.000 Chris tlans^have enlisted it will bo time to talk about Jewish shirkers." Tho sniping record against Turks at Galllpol! la held by a young Aus tralian cavalryman named King. 91 hits, of which at least 50 wero clean kills, was his record for September. He watches the Turkish lines from a rifle pit with a teloscope. Ho allows the Turks to show themselves until they becomo careless and then opens fire. Keeping mo rceoru 01 iu? una by notches on a stick. 18 ships with a total tonnage of 112 082 have been sunk by submarines of the Central powers in the Mediter ranean Sea up todato. according to an official Berlin statement. ATHENS?When the German Allies entered Monastir the stnra and stripes over the Red Cross hospital were hauled down and the Austrian flag was raised. The hospital hns been conducted by American doctors. How Captains Boy-Ed and von Papon directed the spending of over $TC,000,000 to prepare a revolutionf in Mexico that would put Hucrta in pow er again and bring that country at war with the United States is said to have been learned from a source close to the Mexican consulate, in Now York City. Story involves also Lieut-Col. Rfntelen, for several months cashier of German secret agents in this country and Andrew D. Mcloy. a promoter with interests in Mexico, who was a scout for Rin telen. Detailed statements havo been forwarded to Washington showing ex penditures of at least 827,000,000 in tho Mexican propoganda and In other phases of Gorman activities. Burdette A. Winn, who has been at tending tho University of Washington since the opening of the semester, re turned today on tho City of Seattle to ? spend tho Christmas holidays with his ? parents. Evorybody reads The Dally Empire.