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VOL. VII., NO. 959. JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1916. - ? PRICE TEN CBtiTS Long Delayed eutonic -Turk Egyptian Drive Starts ' : 2 .. - ? , i SWANITZ, R.R. GENIUS IS NO MORE SAX FRANCISCO Dec 22?Col. Alex ander W*. Swanitz, one of the famous | railroad engineers and contractors of j the country and chief engineer dur-1 tog the period of construction of the! Alaska Central, lated the .Alaska Nor-1 them Railway, died at Alameda last, night, aged years. Col. Swanitz had a career as an en-; gineer and railroad contractor extend-1 ing over a period of 40 years during i which time he built more than 4.000 miles of railroad In America and Eur ope. He made the first survey for a railroad froth Cairo to Kartoum In Egypt In the early '70s, and received title as Colonel In the army of the Khedive of Egypt in order that he might occupy the position of chief en gineer in that work. Later, when the time come that a British company ^was about to build the Egyptian railroad he was called to London to be chief . ngineer in charge of construction, but when he discovered that he would h?v? to go to Berlin and spend 60 days In a hospital while being Inoccu lated as a precaution against the steep ing sickness, he declined the offer and returned to America after consulting ? : the engineers of the railroad. Col. Swanitz was a citizen of the United States. an<f lived for many years at Charleston. S. C.. He pro moted and built several southern rail roads and planned the Charleston ter minal*. r After leaving the south. Col. Swan- j itz resided at Chicago and Pittsburgh., and came to Alaska representing n, Pittsburgh company that proposed to build a railroad from Valdez to the Yukon river. The company failing, he became associated with the Alaska Central and got Canadian and Chicago capital interested in that line. He was chief engineer of the road. Sevoral \ears ago Col. Swanitz purchased a beautiful home at Alameda, and has made that city his residence. Col. Swanitz last visited Alaska in .,?r rthe present year, coming North to be a witness at the trial of tuc suit of the Alaska Northern Rail road against John E. and Prank L. Ballaln? for possession of the town site of Seward. SURVEY OF BROAD PASS COMPLETED WASHINGTON. Dec. 14.?Officials of the geological surrey announce that the Broad Pass region of Alaska, which for so long has been consider ed a possible source of mineral wealth, has taken on additional inter est ?ince the location of the route for the government railroad in that ter ritory. In anticipation of the prob able demand for information about .this region, the survey began the work of mapping its topography and geology in 1913. and the completion of the work is now brought to public notice in a new survey bulletin. Broad Pass, as Alaskans know, is the western part of a wide glacial valley bordered by steep, straight mountain walls, and lying parallel with a great east-west range of the north. It connects the upper valleys ' ^iTlltn" and Susitna Rivers. Xen ia River occupies the eastern part of the region. The valley of Jack River, which crosses Broad Pass Just above the narrow valley of the Nen ana. before that stream passes through the Alaska range, provides tho route by which the railroad will cross from the Susitna-Chulltna drain age basin to that of the Tanana. The upper parts of stream tributary to Chulitna and Jack Rivers overlap each other within Broad Pass, there being no appreciable divide between, so that the grades from the head of the Chulitna to the head of the Susit na are gentle and there is no obstruct ion. Mountain Ranges. North and south of Broad Pass, say ofTcials of the survey, are high moun tains. Those on the north are part of the great range from which, only seventy miles to the west, rise Mount McKlnley, and. near by on the east. Cathedral Mountain and Mount Hayes. Thero is a fair growth of timber in the larger valleys, but most of the country is above the timber line. The n -ion. It Is announced, has long been a favorite hunting ground for the In dians of the Susitna valley. The geological conditions in the region appear to be favorable to min eralization. say the experts, but no vaiuable ore bodies have yet been discovered. The most favorable re ports come from 'the dis<$rict Just west of Broad Pass, near the head of Chulitna River, where prospecting been carried on for several years. Valdez Creek, an important gold placer district, lies about thirty miles vast of the pass. Along some of the streams between Broad Pass and Valdez Creek there are said to be prospects of placer gold, commercial quantities. Copper prospects, too. have been discovered in ?everal parts of tho region, and at one place. Coal Creek, there is a small area of coal. Tbo railroad, which will probably reach th's region by another season, will be expected fo do much in the > of aiding its development The wealth of the Broad Pass region, it is pointed out. appears to he mineral rather than agricultural. * + * THE WEATHER * + For the past 24 hoars, ending * + 3:00p. m. today: ? + ? + Maximum?38. ? * Minimum?34. + + Cloudy?Rain. ? * Precipitation?.41 in. * *??+???????????? INDICTMENT IN BABY CASE | RECOMMENDED Springfield in. d?c 22.?stato's Attorney Maclav Hoyno served notice today that ho would ask the Cook County Grand Jury to indict Dr. H. J. j lialselden for permitting the death at Chicago of Allan John Bollinger, born a physical and mental defective. On November 19, six physicians com posing a coroner's Jury held that Dr. Halselden. when he refused to perform the operation that might have saved the baby to a lifo of unhapplness, was morally and ethically justified in re fusing to perform the operation which his conscience did not sanction. The verdict doclared. however, that the physicians found no er'.donce that the child would havo been mentally or morally defective; that an opera tion would havo prolonged, or possibly have saved the chlld'B life, and rec ommended that in similar cases in the future there should bo a consultation of physicians to decide whether an effort should be made to save the life. An Implied disapproval of the course wherein a physician might decide whether it was desirable or not for a patient to live was contained in the concluding paragraph. We believe that the physciclan's highest duty is to prevent suffering and to save or prolong life." The Jury' was composed of Drs. John f. Golden of Mercy Hospital; Arthur Rankin, professor of anatomy. Loyala university; Howard Chlslett. dean of Hahncman college; D. A. K. Steele, dean of the physicians' college of the University of Illinois; Henry f. Lewis, professor of obstetrics. Ccok County Hospital; Ludwlg Kcktoen. professor of pathology, Rush Medical college, of the University of Chicago. CHRISTMAS TRADE IN EAST BREAKS ALL PAST RECORDS NEW* YORK. Dec. 22.?Merchant* here say that Americans have spent more money for Christmas shopping this year than in any holiday season since 1906. The big stores haro had a record trade this morning, and many wholesale houses were unable to fill orders in many lines. This is attributed to a rush of buy ers from other cities to replenish dtv, pleted stocks. L. S. Pelz, secretary of the Whole sale and Retail Merchants' Associa tion. said today that the merchants of New York have nevor known better times. "People who did not have money to spend a year ago have it now and have opened their purses." said Mr. Pelz. "The business which has come to America because of the war has put dollars In the pocket of the av erage man, but I do not believe this prosperity Is dependent upon the war. If the war ended next month there would still be prosperity here. "The wholesale houses of New York have all the business they can attend to. Orders aro pouring in from the West, where merchants have been buying very little in the last year and even up to a few months ago. fearing to trust to permanency of the new prosperity. The banks are begging business men to draw money. The j country has money?that Is the sole explanation of the prosperity." LID 18 PLACED ONA LEXINGTON. Ky.. Dec. 22.?Follow ing the lead of Cincinnati, which ban ished Its "Over-thc-Rhlne." and Seat tle. Los Angeles and Denver. Lexing ton's famous red-light district became dark at 12 o'clock last night. ARGENTINE CROPS TO BE EXPLOITED CHICAGO. Dec. 22.?General Man ager Rosenbaum of Rosenbaum Grain Co. says participation of American grain dealers and exporters in hand ling Argentine crops awaits only fav orable action of Argentine the House of Representatives. His firm antici pates only a fair return on capital in vested and aims at establishment of a permanent business. CONGESTION OF FREIGHT IS NOT AFFECTING MUNITIONS OF WAR NEW YORK. Dec. 22.?Important exporting interests at Pittsburgh say that freight congestion at Atlantic coast ports will not seriously affect transportation of munitions and other materials made for the European gov ernments. Shipments to Franco and Great Britain are being made in bot toms provided by -thoso countries, while Great Britain Is taking care I of all government freight for Rus sia, including the thousands of steel ears being made in the Pittsburgh GOLD FROM CANADA. SEATTLE. Dec. 15. ? The United States assay oiSce' this morning re ported the receipt of $100,000 gold bullion from British Columbia points. STOCK QUOTATIONS NEW YORK. Dec. 22.?Alaska Gold closed today at 25%, Chino at 54%. Ray at 24% and Utah Copper at 79%. Copper "metal closed at 21 cents, its highest mark in many monthB. One large copper producer Is asking 20 cents a pound for the metal at im mediate deliver^.* A welt-informed copper man says that there is every indication that business this month will exceed the record of 200,000,000 pounds a month for this year, made in June. Agencies have little or no copper to offer for prompt delivery, being sold out into the first of 1916. The Empire circulation leads. Try advertising hi It LANSING'S AUSTRIAN NOTE FIRM VIENNA. Doc. 22. ? The Lansing note wan handed to the Vienna for eign office by Ambassador Penfleld this afternoon. WASHINGTON, Dec. 22.? Empha sizing that a continuance of the good relations between the United States and Austria depends entirely upon the action of the Austrian government Secretary Lansing's reply to Austria's disappointing Ancona note was made public today. The note renows the demands of the United States and says the details to which Austria referred In her re ply to the first American communica tion "are in no way essential to the discussion." The note deals mainly with the commander of the Austrian i submarlno that sunk the Ancona, and concerning the commander's acts the note says: "The culpability of a commander in any caso is on estab lished and undisputed fact when citi zens of the United States are killed, ? injured or put in Jeopardy by his law less act. The rules of International law and the principles of humanity, which were thus wilfully violated by the commander of the submarine have ; boon so long and so universally rec ognized, and are so manifest from ;the standpoint of right and justico that the government of the United! States does not feel called upon to de-. bate them and does not understand ; that tho Imperial and royal govern-| ment questions or disputes them. The| United States therefore finds no oth er courso open to it but to hold the imperial and royal government re sponsible for the act of its naval com mander, and to renow definite but re spectful demands made in its com munication of the sixth of December." COLONEL HOUSE OFF FOR EUROPE FOR PRESIDENT! NEW YORK. Dec. 22.?Col. E. M. HouBe, confidential advisor and close friend of President Wilson, will leave I tomorrow for Europe, bearing messag- j es of instruction to various American j ambassadors in the foreign capitals. Colonel House told roporters that he was to make the trip at the request j of President Wilson. SUGAR MAY BECOME DEARER NEXT YEAR NEW YORK. Dec. 22. ? According to Oluus A. Spreckels American Sug nr refiners in 1915 have sent to Eng land and the Contlneut something like ZSOiOOO tons of refined sugar, valued at perhaps $35,000,000, and in addi tion Europe has taken nearly the same amount of rnws direct from Cuba, while Canada has also made di rect purchases of Cuban raws. He' says: "I believe 1916 will see much higher sugar prices than now pre-: vail, because the United States will have to supply practically all of Eur- J ope with refined, besides replenish-! !ng the low stock hero and taking care ! of the normal Increase in consumption j at home." PACIFIC MAIL SHIPS TO BE OPERATED THE PACIFIC OCEAN NEW YORK. Dec. 22.?The Ameri can International Corporation, which recently purchased seven vessels of tho Pacific Mall Steamship company for $1,250,000, nnnounced positively yesterday that they would continuo to operate under tho American flag and on the Pacific ocean. They will be operated in tho future as in tho past principally between San Fran cisco and tho Orient and San Fran-; cisco and the South American coun tries. AMERICANS PREPARING TO GET ALONG WITH DEPENDING ON WAR ORDERS NEW YORK. Dec. 22.?Frank A. Vonderlip, wesident of the National ? City Bank, told the American Asso ' elation of Woolen & Worsted Manu facturers at the Waldorf that war pro 1 fits may stop before tho war does be cause of tho inability of Europo to pay us. He derided the notion that just because a country needs mater ! ials It can buy them somehow or oth | er. He added that business Is run ning In this country at full tilt today | and that our present problem is to' make ourselves independent of war profits as soon as possible. S. J. HOOPER TO GO TO KETCHIKAN Sidney J. Hooper of this city has accepted an appointment from Depu uty United States Marshal W. B. Sharpe, of Ketchikan, to bo guard at the jail at that place, and will leave for Ketchikan within a few days. Mr. Hooper succeeds 0. W. Grant ?T. R. IS EAGER EOR PRESIDENCY" I NEW YORK, Dec. 22.?Ormsby Mc- i Harg, ono of the Colonel's formor managers, In an interview hebe today declared that Roosorelt was "an eager j and active candldato for the presi dency." Mr. McH&rg doclared that Cotonol Roosevelt fully expected tho nomina- i tion, at the hands of "tho Republican ? convention at Chicago next year. , , * * ORDER REPRISAL8 + ? ?+? - + ? WASHINGTON. Dec. 22. ? + + United States troops at El Paso + + the War Department annouac- + + ed today, have been given or- + + ders "to return vigorously any + ? further deliberate firing from + + Mexicans at Juarez." ? |+ ? SHAW URGE8 GREATER UNITED 8TATE8 NAVY NEW YORK, Dec. 22.?"Build 32 dreadnoughts instead of sixteen; spend $2,000,000,000 on your arma ment program, instead of $1,000,000, 000." This Jh George Bernard Shaw's advice to tho United States, contain ed in a letter to the intercollegiate Socialist Society. Shaw sees in Amorica's pacifism the hopo of the world, "but," he adds, "it is because Amorlca is powerful as well as pa cific that she wlll. be lisoened to." WOULD PUNI8H BOMB PLOT TERS UNDER 8HERMAN LAW WASHINGTON; Dec. 22. ? Handi capped by tho lack of specific laws to protect the United St&teB neutral ity, the department of Justlco is in vestigating war plots with a view to instituting criminal proceedings un der tho Bherman anti-trust act. In quiry is declared particularly at plots supposed to have been formed in con nection with efforts of Gorman and Austrian sympathizers to cause'strlkes in munitions plants In the United States. ?. . . II CONGO MAY FIGURE IN PROCEEDINGS FOR PROPOSED BELGIAN LOAN BOSTON, Dec. 22.?Two represent atives of tho Belgian government will come to the United States shortly for tho purpose of raising a loan for that country, according to cable advices. This raises the Interesting point as to what Belgium would have to ofTer, provided collateral were demanded. Its Congo Free State remains ns a free asset, and within the confines of that vast territory aro believed to bo mineral deposits of great wealth.. American capital has been invested the.ro through concessions granted by the late King Leopold, one of which went to the American Congo Co. for rubber grants and the other to tbfc Soclete Internationale du Forestries ct Minlere for mineral and timber rights. ? ? ? ? RAILROADS CUTTING PASSENGER RATES j NEW YORK, Dec. 22. ? Following the nction of the Interstate Commerce Commission In permitting New Eng land railroads to m&ko a passenger rate of 2% cents per mile, as estab lishing a precodept. tho New York Cenjtral and five roa,d? wi(thln Its competing territory have announced; a now schedule of passongcr rates on a 2&-ccnt-a-mlle basis. Other lines are the Lehigh. Lackawanna. Erie, West Shore and Ontario & Western. In case tho commission approvos the Increase new rato will become effect-1 Ive Jan. 1. The commission can sua-; pend tho rate on complaint or on its own motion, pending hearing on the reasonableness of the locrease. DEADLY ELECTRIC GUN 18 NEW U. S. WEAPON PHILADELPHIA. Dec. 22. ? An electric gun by which huge shells can be projocted without tho use of gunpowder Is being perfected by the Electric Gun Company here. That the now invention is to revolu tionize warfare and soon will bo per fected and in actual use on the bat tle lines in Europe is tho claim of V. H. Conkle, secretary of tho new company. Although declining to discuss tho mechanism of the gun, Mr. Conkle to day assortod that a rocent experi ment with the gun had domonBtratod its efficiency. "It Is noiseless." ho asserted, "odor less, and from a military viewpoint I the last word in ordance. because . there Is no smoke and consequently lit Is hidden from.the enomy. ' "A 300-pound shell can bo flrod for a distance of ton miles and will pene trate forty-two Inches of armor plate. Owing to the construction of tho gun. it has an efficiency of more than 300 per cent over tho ordinary cannon in tho matter of loading and discharging The biggest of the guns can bo fired with tho rapidity of our present day machine guns." Empire want ofls get results. I: HIGH-WATER MARK i: < > o < > < > < > On account of the large size pages of Tbo Empire a number of < > <? Alnska papers would be compelled to publish twelve pages to carry <! the amount of advertising now appearing In The Empire. Owing to a <? our limited press facilities, we havo refused advertising that would < > * | have justified us in issuing ten pages, thus making the average Alas- \ \ i, ka paper issue sixteen pages to "too the mark." <> The Empire is now carrying a'greater amount and more divers!- <>' < ? fied advertising than has over appeared in any Alnska paper hereto- < * ! < > fore. Tho Empire's circulation far exceeds that of any paper pub- <, ?> lished in Alaska. < > | jj EMPIRE j;| o "ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME," o 'MORE MEN' MEASURE IS PASSED LONDON, Dec. 22.? After an all-! night session, lasting until 6 o'clock this morning, the House of Commons passed tbo Asqulth bill voting tho en listment of an extra million men. The session was one of the stormiest In 'England's history. John Dillon, leader of one faction of tho Irish Na tionalists, created a' commotion when ho .declared: "What Is the use of sending more troops under men like those respon sible for tho failures at Suvla Bay, and Anzac" Ho declared that "England's btave subjects wore being led Into a terri ble slaughter, by incompetent mili tary leaders." and, again attacking As qulth, he said: "The premier's speech lacks any at tempt to add a fourth of a million.| We are now traveling the road load- j lng to ruin and tho loss of tho war." John Redmond. Irish' Nationalist party leader, declared that the Nation alists would oppose conscription to the last ditch. London today was placarded with posters bearing extracts from Red mond's recent recruiting speech. Among the passages quoted were the following: "Tho Irish troops In the trenches asked mo to say they feol that every man of them la this war is . fighting not merely for liberty and 1 right, but for the prosperity of their ; bolovod Ireland, as well. Thoy ask Ireland to stand by them. Another was: "I say to tho Irish people that they , will bo disgraced forever in history If thoy fall to send out reserves to 1 replenish the gaps that may arise In tho Irish ranks." MURRAY IS PROMOTED LONDON, Doc. 22.?Lleut.-Oon. Sir Archibald Murray today was appointed to succeed Goncral Munroo as com mander of the British troops now be ing withdrawn from the Dardanelles, It was announced today. He has boon chief of the general staff at London. CHURCHILL IN TRENCHES. ?*? LONDON, Dec. 22.?It Is learned tonight that Winston Churchill, who recently resigned his Cabinet post to go to the front, has been nttached to tho Grenadier Guards, nnd Is serving his first tour of duty In the trenches. TEUTONS PREPARING TO WARN GREECE? 'LONDON, Dec. 22.?Tn splto of the fact that tbo Gounarls. or German ophite party has been successful at' the Greek elections, Brlt'sh officials expressed confidence today that when the tlmo came for Greece to speak her nttltude she will follow former Premier Veulzelos' ndvlce and Join; the war on the side of the entente al lies. Telegraphing from Athens, the j Morning Post correspondent today i says: i "The Neon Asty, the organ of for mer Premier Gounarls, publishes a statemont which, It says, was obtain-; ed from a diplomatic source, that Ger many and Austria are preparing to warn Greece that If tho domands of i tbo Entente Allies aro accepted and j Salonlki Is continued as tho base of j their military operations the Central Powers will no longer regard Greek ! territory as that of a friendly State." DE3ERTER CONDEMNED. BERLIN. Dec. 22. ?After a trial ! lasting two days Johann Sowa, a J young farm laborer, has been sentenc-; ed to death on five different couuts by a Court-martial at Koenlgsberg for deserting from the army. ' CAPTURE Of BULGARIAN PORT CLAIMED LONDON. Dec. 22. ? The Daily ; Chronicle today claims the capture' by tho Russians, of Bulgaria's - im portant seaport, Varna, on tho Black! I Sea. Tho Chronicle's news was . tele graphed by the newspaper's corres pondent at Petrograd, tho dispatch an nouncing that Varna 1h partially in ruins as a result of tho. terrific bom bardment from cruisers and destroy ers. A landiifg party of forty thou sand men Is in poss&Blon of the city, it is claimed. Artillery has been mounted in the city, in expectation of on attack by the Bulgarians, and the Russians aro reported to be rush ing more troops by transport from Odessa. VON EMMICH, WHO BATTERED LIEGE, DIES AT HANOVER BERLIN, Dec. 22 ? The death at Hanover today of General von Emmlch conqueror of Liege, wns announced this afternoon. Von Emmich's troops entered the city of Lioge on August 7, and ten days later the last forts defending the city were silenced by tho Gorman guns. Tho capture of Liege was con- I sidered one of tho greatest military 1 feats in history, and it marked the 1 introduction of one of Germany's un- ' known resources?the 42-centlmetre (tun. _ FRANCE GETS FUNDS 1 FROM MANY SOURCES PARIS, Dec. 22.?The Petit PorlHlan says that the source* from which Franco has obtained money for the prosecution of tho war up to Nov. 1 aro: Advances of. Bank of Franco, , $1,400,000,000; advances of Bank of Algeria, $15,000,000; national defense bonds, $546,759,000; treasury bills, $1.- ( 063,917,000; proceeds of tho 2W& bonds Issued Just before tho wur, $92. 452,600; of bond9 sold In tho United , States, $27,143,200; bonds sold In Eng land, $205,793,200; and of Anglo French loan from tho United States, i $250,000,000; a total of $4,201,068,200. j BRITISH CAPTURE AND DESTROY 105 GERMAN SUBMARINES LONDON. Dec. 22.?The British ad miralty estimates- that at least 105 Gorman submarines have been captur ed or destroyed by tho British since the war upon them began. It is stated that It Is impossible to bo ex- 1 act, because many of the submarines were sunk under water by explosions, from which they never came to the surface, nnd otherwise. It Is stated that eighteen submarines have been captured nnd aro now serving In the British navy. It Is declared that tho numbers of moro than 60 have been secured. The campaign against the submar ines has been conducted by aero planes, torpedo boats nnd destroyers and by motor boat "chasers." OLD GLORY WAVED AS BRITISH 8HIP 8ANK 8UBMARINE7 CINCINNATI, Dec. 22.?In an ad dress hero last night James W. Cur ran. who says ho was a witness to the sinking of a German submarlno by the British ship Lnralong maintained that tho English man-of-war was fly ing tho American flag when It attack ed tho German submarine. Curran recently returned from Eng land, where, he says, many of his American companions were detained and were told that they wore not j American, but Canadian citizens, and that they should enlist In tho British army. j fLATE NEWS BULLETINS \ ! MAY SELL HORSE MEAT NEW YORK? Greater New York got tho surprise of Its life when It read in tho morning papers today that the health department will permit the sale of horse meat for food, aftor Jan uary 1. 8LIDE8 BLOCK TRAFFIC SEATTLE?AH overland trains are lato in arriving horc, owing to snow slides in the Cascades. On the Great Northern road the slides have been so heavy as to cause the detouring of many trains. VON PAPEN SAILS NEW YORK ? Contrary to rumor that he would go to Mexico. CapL FTani Von Papen, recallQd German military attache, sailed today for Am sterdam, on his way to Berlin. MORTON TO GUIDE TUSKEGEE NEW YORK. Doc. 22.?Major Rob ert Morton, head of tho Hampton In stitute for Ncgoes, in Virginia, where Booker T. tt'ashington was educated, has been elected president of Tuske gco Institute, succeeding Dr. Washing ton, whoso death occurred last month. TRADE RECORDS BROKEN WASHINGTON?In a statement is sued today the department of com merce gives the value of the Novem ber foreign trade at a half billion dol lars. an unprecedented record . ALASKA OPENING IMPORTANT SEATTLE?In his annual report, I President Thomas Burke, of the Cham ber of Commerce says the opening of Alaska Is cf tho greatest, importance to Seattle and of great Interest in the entire country. PROSECUTION RESTS LOS ANGELES.? Tho prosecution restod its case In tho murder trial ol Mutthow A. Schmidt yesterday and the first witness for the defense was called this morning. Schmidt Is ac cused of tho murder of Charlos Hag gerty, in connection with the dyna miting of the Los Angeles Times build ing October 1, 1910. JUDGE GRILL8 JURY SEATTLE?A Jury In the superior 1 court lost night found Patrolman J. T. Egan not guilty of manslaughter. Egan, while under tho lnfluonco of li quor, went on a Joy-ride and bis au tomobile ran down and killed aged Andrew Johnson. Judgo Mackintosh commented on the verdict as follows: "Your verdict is likely to perpetrate crime In this community.'* POLITICIAN BADLY HURT NEW YORK ? Col. H. B. Maxson, ; >f Reno, Republican national commit ' tecman from Nevada, received a frac ture of the loft arm and internal in ' juries when ho was run down by a speeding tax.'cnb on Broadway today. BERNHARDT NOT ILL PARIS?Mme. Sarah Earnhardt her i self denied today the report that sho Jwas oven 111. . Reports were sent to America last night that she was dy i lug. ? FORD PEACE MAN DIE8 CHRISTIANIA? Lloyd Bingham, a member of the Ford peace party, died today of pnoumonia.- Ford himself is still 111 here. LAWYER KILLS TWO BATON ROUGE,. La.?Albert L.j Knox, surveyor of customs at New Orleans, and a prominent LousianA; attorney, shot and killed Ben Foster, an attorney of Hattlesburg, Miss., and Alex Franko, in the Natcbitoochea ' railroad station horo this afternoon. 300,000 IN INVASION Of EGYPT LONDON, Doc. 22.?Three hundred thousand Turkish soldiers, including cavalry, infantry, and artillery, and officered by German commanders, havo begun a drive on Egypt, accord ing to advices today from Athona and Constantinople. The vast army is being engaged by British troops east of the Suez canal, according to tho advices, and it is bo liovod that that section of Africa will witness some of tho bloodiest fight ing of the war. PARIS, Dec. 22.?A Constantinople despatch declares that the recent German successes havo rovived the Turks and that Moslem priests arc now preaching war to the death, and announcing approaching tho conquest of Egypt, Libya. Morocco, tho Cauca sus and India. They also proclaim tho Kalsor the messonger of Mohammed. HUNGARY WILLINCTO GIVE RU88IA PA88AGE THROUGH DARDANELLES BERLIN, Dec. 22.?Hungary is will ing to plodge Russia that the Dardan elles shall always bo open for Russian commerce, as a condition of her re tirement from the war. Count Albert Appoyoni, opposition leador in the Hungarian Parliament so declared in an interview with tho United Press this afternoon. FIQHTINQ ALMOST CEASE8 ALONG THE 8ERBIAN FRONTIER LONDON, Doc. 22.?A decided lull In the fighting betwoen the Teutons and Bulgarians and the Anglo-French forces along tho 8crbian-.Macedonian frontier Is reported in dispatches to day from Salonika. Tho French and English are busy at the Greek city, throwing up earthworks, and it is In dicated that the Germans will lay siego to that city. A striking feature of the campaign In Serbia is its utter unlikcuess to that in France. Trenches are con structed for only temporary use in actual battle. Tho broken country facilitates tho employment of tactical skill, in which the French ceem to be superior to the Bulgarians, notwith standing thoir lack of familiarity with tho country. Neither battlefields nor encamp ments resemble in the least those in Franco. The soldiers are camped in tents in tho open plain, an the Bulgar ians thus far have not employed aero planes. The camps are changed fre quently to koep pace with tho move ments of tbo battle lines. Artillerymen for tho first tlmo since tho beginning of tho war often have the opportunity of actually seeing the mark whereat thoy aro aiming. The famous French three-inch guns, firing almost with the rapidity of machine guns, inflict extraordinary havoc on the Bulgarians. French aviators enjoying the opportunity prcsonted by the lack of Bulgarian aircraft gons of bying low over tho positions of thoir opponents and actually photographing them with such detail as to reveal the numbors and locations of the hostile forces. ? + + SERB FUNDS 8AFE * ? + + MARSEILLES, Dec. 22.? A + + shipment of eighteen million + + francs ($3,600,000) constituting + * tho Serbian national treasury + ? funds, arrived hero today, on + * its way to Paris. ? ? ? COLO CHECKMATE8 ALPINE OPERATIONS VIENNA, Dec. 22.?Cold weather le hampering operations in the Alps. At sopio points on tho Austro-Italian front the thermometer registers 14 degrees below zero. There has been a heavy fall of snow over Tyrol and Carnla and at some pbints tho moun tain passes are completely blocked. FRANCE HAS "DIGESTED WAR" NOW, DAVI8 8AY8 NEW YORK, Dec. 22.?Richard Harding Davis in Tho Times says: "In England It is 'business as usual:' In France it is 'war as usual.' Eng land tradesman can assure bin cus tomers that with such an 'old estab lished' firm as his not even war can interfere; but France with war ac tually on her soil has gone further and has accepted war ns part of her daily life. She has not merely swal lowed, but digested It The English ally has ceased to be a stranger and is a paying guest in the towns and vll Ilges of Artoiar Shop windows am dressed chiefly'for him." CALLED KAI8ER A BLOODHOUND; WOMAN 18 COURTMARTIALED ?*? VIENNA. Dec. 22.?Miss Ida Black more, an English governess, has been sentenced to eight months' imprison ment at hard labor by a Court-Martini of the local landwehr division. She was arrested three weeks ago for dis orderly conduct She created a scene in a public restaurant by calling the j German Emperor a "vile bloodhound" and expressing tho hope that the Cen tral Powers would be completely de stroyed. Beforo the police could take her In charge she was almost lynch ed. " '-""J , It is possible that one result of the war will bo that London Stock Ex change will make a rule that none but British-born can bocomo mem members.