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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. VII., NO. 968. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1916. PRICE TEN CENTS Wilson at Helm During Crisis; Action Is Promised ? - i ALASKAN CABLE IS SEVERED ? ? ? 8 MILES FROM SEATTLE + ? ?+ + SEATTLE. Jan. 4. ? The <f + break In the Seattle-Sitka ca- ? <? ble Is eight miles from Seattle. + + off Salmon Bay. The cable- ? v ship Burnside Is In drydock. + + but It Is likely a scow with ? + hoisting apparatus will be sent ? ?> to the scene within a short ? + time. ? The Alaska cable Is broken. Some time during the night that slender strand of copper wire severed Itself somewhere between Seattle and Sit ka. A test th'.s morning shows that the break occurred near Seattle. That Is the dope handed out this morning at the local cable office. The real truth of the entire matter is that the cable, figuratively speaking, fell with a hard thud right off the water wagon. However, there is one strange incident in this falling off; business am! that is, being in a state ! that went wet four days ago, how could the cable fall off? It is presum ed by the cable boys that the supply cached for future imblbation sudden ly was tapped with the above results. The breaking of thecable makes the fourth time In a little over a year. Three month* ago the copper wire screwed it elf against a reeky point near Port Townsend and parted com pany with Itself. Fortunately the ca bteship Burnsido happened to be at a Seattle dock, wr'.th supplies tboard and instead of taking several weeks to prepare for a trip, actually left; the dock twenty-four hours after the break and in remarkable time tbe break was repaired. In Seattle that feat is today the "astonisher" of the Cable office force. Never before in the history of the cable was the Burn *!Uc able to do anything within two or three weeks. vt the present time the Burnsido Is in Seattle but in what eomiMw"te nd known. In the meantime Tho Em pore will receive its press service either by wireless or via the Canad ian line to Whiteborsc, thence to Skagway and to Juneau by cable. There Is some truth In the report that the recent earth movements on the coast might have been Instrumen tal In the cable's breaking. TRANSATLANTIC CABLE. TOO, HA8 ITS DIFFICULTIES NEW YORK. Jan. 4. ? The trans Atlantic cable service today is badly crippled. owing to severe storms, which have torn out several of the cables at theJr shore end. KEEP FAUCETS CLOSED, CITY DADSJLEQUESTj With the high-pressure service res ervoir drained to the bottom, and the reserve supply of water being guard edly drawn upon, the city council to day makes an appeal to householders j and business houses to close their faucets in order to conserve what wa- ? ter is left in the mains. Members of the council requested i The Empire 'his afternoon to publish notice that tne request be complied w'th. even at the risk of having house ; pipes frozen. The water famine is1 admitted to be critical, more water being used in tho city than is pour- j ing into the reservoirs. Failure to comply with the city j council's request that the faucets be kept closed except when the water actually is in use. will be followed by tho shutting off of the water in that particular location, the council an-' thorized The Empire to announce. THRE*' SITKA HOME DIED DURING DECEMBER Three more of the old pioneers who are spending their last days in the Territorial Home at Sitka mushed ov er their last trail during December. They were Harry C. Gunn. 69. of Idit nrod. who died on December 11, Frank Sears. 61. of Circle City, who died or. December 12 and H. R. Douglas. 71. of N'ome. who died December 19. Five deaths have occurred at the ; Home since May. according to Rep resentative Arthur Shonp. superin tendent James Graham of Council, who was 73. died on May 24. On Oc tober 31 Frank Magnussen of Fair banks passed away. The p'oneers at the Home have cnt letters to Juneau and Douglas, thanking the people who remembered them at Christmastime. + * + >44 4 4 4 THE WEATHER 4 4 Maximum?32. 4 4 Minimum?22. 4 4 Partly Cloudy. ?' * ?? A- -A AhAAAA.JkJLAAA.JbJk] \u. S. JAIL'S SILENT 0CCUPAN1 EDWARD KRAUSE Krausc. the man of mystery and silence, whom Captain of Detective) Charles Tennant of 8eatt)e declares is a monster criminal, as he appeared when arrested in Seattle several weeks ago. The prisoner spends his time in the murderers' cell at the Federal jail, reading, and has lately shown a reluctance to talk, even to his cellmates. AUTHORITIES SEEK EVIDENCE AGAINST KRAUSE Now evidence is being collected against Edward Krause alleged whole-1 sale murderer, whom the authorities believe did away with William Chris tie of Treadwell, James O. Plunkett of Juneau, Ole E. Moe of Seattle, Olaf j -Ekrem. a Duncan Canal prospector and Yamamoto, the Japanese watchman for the Olympic mine, in Wrangell Narrows. It will be two months before the federal grand jury goes into session and the authorities are leaving no stone unturned in building up a case againr.t the pris oner. Posing as "Hartman" It Is said that Krause is getting, mall in the same postoffice box here j that he rented in the name of 01?. Moc, only the mall is addressed to him as E. Hartman. It Is reported that a mortgage running to Hartman and given by Yamamoto. is geing fore closed at Vancouver, and that Krause J is posing as Hartman. It il said al so that other papers oelonging to j Yamamoto and Ekrem havo been found in Krause's possession and that Ekrem had $500 in money when he left Petersburg. Ekrem and Yamamoto mysterious ly disappeared from the Olympic mine, near Krause's cabin, in 1913. In this connection the Petersburg Re port says: . "It is claimed that at the time of these disappearances Krause was oc cupying the cabin on his claim, which is not far from the Olympic mine; j also that Krause was seen in conver- j sation with the men shortly before they disappeared." Another alleged murderer has been placed in the cell where Krause holds forth at the jail with O. Itow, con-: demned murderer. The new arrival is Nick Faricello. an Italian, who is I held for the murder of Mike Dlfino. an Italian at Douglas. Krause "Mystery Man" That at Petersburg Krause was al ways regarded in his homo town as a man of mysteries and peculiarities, especially in his habits aboard his boat, is the statement of C. L. Jones of Petersburg, who has been visiting in Douglas. While Jones describes j Krause as a "well-educated, very quiet and unassuming gentleman." he says that Krause's actions placed him in open suspicion on many occasions. "I remembe r when Krause was building a boat at Petersburg," Jones said yesterday. "It was about two years ago. Just before Krause ran for the Legislature on the Socialist tick et. The boat was constructed exact ly on the model of the Forest Ranger Boat No. 1, except Krause's boat had a square stern, while that portion of the government boat was oval. Guarded Secret# of Boat "The craft belonging to Krause was painted so precisely like the one own ed by the government that they could not be distinguished, one from the other, when a short distance away. This boat never had any name on it, and was never registered. Krauso used to take long cruises in it, some times alone, and at other times ac companied by others. No one ever seemed to know much about Krause or his boat. It was always, more or less a mystery. Several people around Petersburg, used to go on cruises with Krause. and, It is said, he would never permit them to enter any part of the boat back of the en gine, which was located somewhere near Its center. In the after part of the craft was the galley and a com A A iIAAV and other personal effects of Krause. There was also a bunk In tbo pilot house. Tho Becrecy with which Krause treated this portion of the boat has ofter. been tho subject of suspicion on the part of those who accompanied him. and especially since Krause was arrested." Krause is a man who came and went quite frequently at Petersburg, and always had plenty of money, ac cording t Joones' description of him. He was a fairly good musician and played the fluto in the Petersburg band for a long time. FARICELLO BOUND OVER Nick Farlcello, arrested for the al leged killing of Mike Defino, at Doug las. last Friday, was given a prelimin ary hearing before Commissioner John B. Marshall, this afternoon and bound over on a murder charge, without bail, to await the action of the next grand Jury. Three witnesses were examined. C. L. Jones testified ho witnessed tho shooting and identified the prtsoner. C. A. Gavy also Identified the prison er and gave his version of the shoot ing and the subsequent arrest of Farl cello. L. R. Hubbard, 16 years old, testified to finding the revolver with which the killing Is alleged to have been accomplished. District Attorney Smlser represent ed the Territory and Attorneys Goergo Irving and H. 1/. Faulkner represented the accused. Bail Furnished Prentiss William F. Prentiss, charged by tho government with offering to bribe a judiciary officer, has been admitted ! to ball, Dave Kousel being his bonds man. Mr. Prentiss is charged with bribery by R. R. Hubbard, municipal magistrate of Douglas. J. F. Anderson of Skagway is' a busl naaa nnl nnHst vtsltor In the city. Seattle Detective Captain, Accuser of Edward Krause Captain Tennant. head of Seattle's municipal secret service, will likely be summoned to appear before the grand jury which will investigate the Krause case here in March. Aftbr Tennant had spent two days with Krause, in the Seattle jail, he de clared the prisoner was the coolest and most cold-blooded murderer he had ever met. 'fORDITES TO CROSS GERMANY IN SEALED CARS COPENHAGEN, Jan. 4.?The con ditions under which the Ford part; will travel through Germany in reach ing The Haguo will bo as strict ni any over prescrlbod, according to thi comment, of newspapers today. Permission yesterday was extender by the Berlin government, for th< members of t^e party, 125 In number to pass through Germany from Bart) to tho Dutch bordor, if the require ments of the German government an fully met by the- mombers. Tho part; will leave hero Friday night. The expedition's train wiil be seal ed. everyone being locked within. N< one wilt be permitted to touch Ger man soil during the Journey. Momben of the pasty will not bo permitted t< carry written, printed or typewrittor papers and the concealment of an} papers oven of an Innocent charoctei will result In complications for th< entire party. Other things that the party must abandon before reaching German territory arc cameras, post cards, opera glasses and gold coin Most of the baggage of tho expedl tion will be .shipped back to the unit ed 8taton from Copenhagen. It was announced, today that the ex pedltlon wiil dhdwnd January 12 at The Hague, most of the members re turning home after a confcrenco In that city, from Rotterdam. FORD AND BRYAN "UNITE" THEY SAY AGAINST PREPAREDNESS NEW YORK. Jan. 4.?Henry Ford announced, last night that he and Wil liam Jennings Bryan would unite their Interests;:; to fight the national pre paredness issue, in the Unitod States. Mr. Ford did not reveal the method that would be adopted, but it Is bollov-l ed Mr. Bryan is plaining to stump the countty, to npuld public sentiment against a strict military system in this country. PROMINENT FINANCIER PASSES AWAY SKATTLE. Jan. 4.?R. R. Spencer, vice-prcRldent, and founder of the Na tional Bank of Commerce, died sud denly this morning. Mr. Spencer was one of the beat known financiers of the northwest. A public spiritod man, but seldom tak ing a public working part. hl? policy ?was to work through otbors, allow ing them to secure the credit although In fact it was his farslghted know ledge which really secured the de sired effects. Mr. Spencer, bosldes bolng vice president of the National Bank of -Commerce, rwas a director in several other financial institutions, a membor of the Rainier and Seattle Athletic clubs. He was a member of the Seat tle Chamber of Commerce but always declined appointment to committees but was ever ready to lend his ad vice on all matters of civic or better ment issues. Mr. Spencer's fortune is estimated to be well up in the six figure class. * 0 ? MINER IS KILLED BY FALL OF ROCK IN ALASKA JUNEAU Eugene Kelly, aged forty, was in stantly killed as the result of an ac cident in the new portal for tho Gold Creek tunnel of the Alaska Juneau mine at about 3 o'clock yostorday af ternoon. The tunnel was partly in rock, the roof being all gravel and slide rock,i*ind was heavily timbered. Some of the roof Rloughed in, smash ing the lagging, which struck tho de ceased and knocked him against ono of the tunnel posts. Death was intan taneous. The body is at Young's, Kelly was formerly of Port Angeles, Wash., and has (>ecn working for the Alaska Juneau mine for the past 3 months.. His wife and three-children arrived on tho last trip of the Al-Kl. At one time he was - a resident of Nome. The body of Mr. Kelly was takon south today on tjie City of 8eattlo by the widow, who was accompanied by her three suddenly fatherless children. Mr. Kelly was a member of tho Elks also the Masons and members of both fraternal organizations have been of great assistance to Mrs. Kelly In her bereavement CITY OF SEATTLE OUT WITH A LARGE LIST The Pacific Coast Steamship com pany's City of 8eattle arrived from Lynn Canal ports this morning at 8 o'clock and Joft for the south at 11 o'clock with 26 passengers. Five hours was nsed by the staam in discharging and taking aboard cargo on the chan enl. The "Seattle's" passengers for Seattle and way points were: A. A. Gabbs, H. E. Starbird, Mrs. Laura Schwartz, Milton Winn and wife, F. D. Smith, L. F. Mershon, Hel en Kelly, Ella Kelly, Charles HonBcl, S. Zynda. J. Rouse, F. H. Gray, and 13 steerage. CONSCRIPT ii PLAN NOW PROBABLE 1 LONDON. Jan. 4.?The British cabl 9 net is facing another crisis. Sir John Simon, secretary of state for Home 1 affairs resigned today in spite of 3 Premier Asqulth's pleadings. With only 400,000 men recruftod ? under Lord Derby's plan, when a mil - lion men would be secured. It had 9 been estimated, a modified form of r' conscription has been decided upon, according to many reports In circula ? tlon in London today. > ? ? ? - FRANK CHANCE MAY i MANAGE COAST TEAM i LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4. ? Frank ' Chance, former manager of the Chi r engo National baseball team, has been ) offered the management of the Los ) Angeles club, of the Pacific Coast I Lrague, by John Powers, president of ? thelocal organization. Chance promis . cs to make a definite announcement ? noxt week as to whether he would ac ? cept the offer. . FAMOUS OIL WELL GOES FOR SONG i OLYMPIA, Jan. 4.?A mechanic's lien for $357 against the Crescent Oil ; company has been foreclosed in the Superior Court and the personal prop erty and leases of the company will bo sold to satisfy the Judgmont, This is the property that created an oil boom on the sound a year ngo. PACIFIST ENTERS WAR LONDON, Jan. 4.?R. D. Denman, M. P., hitherto known as one of the chief pacificists and a bitter anti-war speaker, has obtained a commission In the artillery. ! VANDALS AT WORK ON WATERFRONT; PROPERTY SOLEN ?+? The waiting room, lloat, and boats, oI the. laland Ferry Company, for sev eral roontha, have been tho scene of a sorioH of sneak thefts and acts of vandalism, occording to tho owners of that lino. On last Friday night, a skiff was stolon from tho Island float, and after a search of tho waterfront on both sides for several miles, was! made, Saturday, no trace of the miss ing boat was found. Sunday, a man told C. P. Morgan, one of tho owners of tho company, that the skiff had been seen beneath the city dock, Mr. Morgan looked there and found it with both oars broken. Morgan stat ed to an Empire representative, today that the losses of his company, through this medium, during tho last few months, must amount to at least $200. Among the articles taken were a brass j btlgc pump, a forty pound anchor, re moved from tho gas boat Tonnosseo, an axe and a sack of coal, n pike pole, a pair of oar locks, twenty elec tric light bulbs, and two window sashes. All of these articles have been taken recently. Mr. Morgan fur ther said, "Somotlmo ago some one loft open the door of our storeroom, which adjoins tho waiting room, and some one went in and emptied forty gallons of cylinder oil on the floor of the waiting room. Electric lights have frequently been smashed both in the waiting room nnd on the boats, and I have frequently found that the lights in the waiting room have been turned out. All these acts have been going on ever since we have been in busi ness. Thero Is hardly a day that 1 do not hear someone along the water front complaining of similar offenses." TEE HARBOR PACKING MOVES ITS OUTPUT ACCOUNT OF THREATS Threats of destruction for vessels and wharves handling war material at 8eattle. forced the management of tho Too Harbor Packing Company to hustle early shipments according to Roy Douglas, of the company. In a let ter to W. H. Case. Mr. Douglas, now In Seattle, says that after Pier 14 was partially de stroyed by fire, several threats wore made regarding tho pier on which the Tee Harbor product was wharfed, Pier 5. Tho pier had been equally a prominent factor In having stored there munition shipments to Rus sia as had Pier 14. For several weeks Mr, Douglas states the officials of the company worried night and day fearing that any hour report would be received regarding the attempt or destruction of Pier 5. Extra precautions were taken to protect the pier and in the meantime some b.'g hustling took place with the rosult that tho. entire pack was expected to have been safe ly moved this week. EVANS TO BE HERE EARLY THIS EVENING The steamer Admiral Evans will arrive from the westward this even ing shortly after 7 o'clock nnd will leave out within an hour. The Evans will load a consignment of fresh fish . hero and take aboard concentrates at? Thane. Mrs. John Barrett, wife of tho local agent of the New York Life Insurance Company will be a passen ger on the Evans for the States. IPERSIA'S SINKING j DESCRIBED LONDON, Jan. 4.?Eleven eurvlvora landing at Malta made affidavit that the steamship Persia was torpedoed without warning, according to consu lar reports received today. ALEXANDRIA, Egypt; Jan. 4.? Churlos Grant, of Boston, ono of two Americans known to havo been aboard the liner Persia when she was tor pedoed and sunk with heavy loss of life off the Island of Crcto Thursday, arrived in Alexandria yestorday with probably the only version of the Por sia's sinking that will come from an American. Grant's statement, which was guard ed, was as follows: "Wo wore at din ner and had Just finished onr soup when a terrific explosion occurred. The passengers were lowered to tho lifeboats on the starboard side. I jumped Into tho sea after the life boats woro filled and reached some wreckage. From 1 o'clock Thursday until 4 o'clock Friday morning I float ed on my improvised raft, until I was finally hauled into one of the five boats which got away safely fron tho ship. Later these boats were picked up by a cruiser (name delet ed)" Concluding. Grant said: "Robert N. McNeeley, United States consul at Aden, Arabia, sat at tho same table with me on tho voyage. McNeeloy has not been seen probably bocauBe bis stateroom was on the port side of the Persia. It was a terrible scene. The water was as black as ink with tho passengers who woro struggling to save their lives. Some of theun fortunatos were screaming, others were calling out goodbye. Those in one boat sang hymns." GERMANY REGRETS PER81A'8 SINKING BERLIN, Jan. 4.?Regret was al most universally expressed hero to day over tho sinking of tho liner Per sia, with the loss of three hundred lives and efforts are in progress to repair to Teutonic-American relations. WINS ?25 PRIZE FOR GETTING FIRST LIQUOR PERMIT SEATTLE, Jan. 4.?J. Orln Swan son, a silversmith, took out the first liquor purchasing permit under tho Prohibition law at the county audi tor's office at noon yesterday. By getting porm't No. 1. Swanson won a $25.00 prize offered for it. Swanson stood in line from Friday night at midnight, having his meals brought to him. APPLICATIONS FOR LIQUOR PERMIT3 ARE NUMEROUS NOW SEATTLE. Jan. 4?Applications for permits to purchase liquor under the new prohibition law. which went Into effect Saturday, are pouring Into the county auditor's office. Tho new law prohibits the manu facture of liquor In the state o* Wash ington, but provides for shipments of liquor In certain prescribed quantities as follows: "The county auditro of eao hcounty within this state shall procure and keep, as part of the records of his of fice, a well bound hook of blank appll cations for permits to ship or trans- 1 port intoxicating liquors. Any person desiring to ship or transport any in toxicating liquor shall petsonally ap pear before the cpunty auditor and -ball furnish him tho necessary infor mation to fill In a blank application, which application shall contain the name of the applicant, the statement that he is oxer 21 years of age, the person, firm or corporation from whom said shipment Is to be made, the place ( from which said shipment is to bo made, and to what point the same is to be made. A statement that the applicant is not the holder of any Internal rovenue special tax stamp or receipt from the United States gov ernment, authorizing him to deal in or sell intoxicating liquors, and a statement that he has not heretofore been convicted of any violations of tho laws of the state, relating to in toxicating liquor. Such facts shall be incorporated by the county auditor in one of said blank applications, and said application shall be Rlgned by the applicant and sworn to by him be fore tho county auditor or his deputy. Upon the applicant signing the appli cation and taking the necessary oath thereto, the auditor shall issue a per mit for tho shipment or transporta tion of intoxicating llpuors." The so me section rostricts tho quan tlty of liquor to be allowed under the permit to one-half gallon of Intoxicat ing liquor other than beer, or twelve quarts of beer or twenty-four pints of beer, and section 16 provides that only one permit shall be issned to each applicant in any twenty-day per iod. STOCK QUOTATIONS ?+? Alaska Gold closed yesterday at 24 X, Chlno at 55-%, Ray 25:%, Utah 81. Butte ft Superior "2-% and copper metal at 22 ccr.tsi U.S. TO ACT I WILSON'S | PROMISE WASHINGTON. Jan. 4.?President Wilson returned this morning from Virginia Hot Springs and immediate ly made tho following statement to | newspapermen: "The moment the facts concerning the torpedoing of tho steamships Persia and Glengylo nro established action will be taken by the government" President Wilson early called Chair man- Stone and others of the Senate foreign relations committee to a con ference. Secretary Joseph P. Tumul ty said that every means possible wcro being used to get tho facts of a situation which he termed as "very grave." Congress re-convened amid great Interest. In view of the foreign situa tion. Expected Attack Falls An expected attack on the admin istration's foreign policy over the submarlno crisis failed to materialize when the Senate went Into session. Less than ten minutes after conven ing tho Senate adjourned until tomor row. The reason assigned for tho sudden adjournment, by leaders of both sides, was that several sena tors who had expected to have busi ness to presont did not have It ready. The motion on which tho Senate ad journed, however, was tho observ ance of tho death of Justice Joseph R. Lamar. AMERICAN MACHINERY 18 8EIZED IN ENGLAND LONDON, Jan. 4.?Actjng on In structions from tho homo ofllco, the customs authorities nro rotalnlng for Inspection all Imports of machinery ond machine tools, Even tho consign ments going directly to the munition works ore not exempt from this or der. It is denied that the order means a permanent embargo on American machine tools, it having been issued merely to prevent speculation In whRt tho government now considers vital necessities. TYPHUS FEVER IN RU8SIAN PRISON CAMPS BERLIN, Jan. 4.?(By wireless to Sayvlllo,)?Poor sanitation In Siberian prison camps b&s caused numerous deaths In Nlkolajevsk, 7,000 prisoners dying from typhus^ according to an Item given out by the ?Overseas News Agency. The Agency bason the Item on the statement of an Austrian offi cer who returned from Russian Im prisonment oftor being adjudged unfit for further military service. JAP WARSHIPS TO GUARD SUEZ TOKIO, Jan. 4 ? The Dally JIJi Rhlmbura published newb yesterday that n squadron of Japanese warships wll sail sometime within the next few days for the Suez Canal, to protect JnpnncsA shipping, nnd to assist in guarding the canal if necessary. The newspaper Is considered to be the mouthpieco of the government. AMERICAN PARCELS POST SHIPMENT RELEASED WASHINGTON, Jan. 4.?Parcel post shipments from the United States to Norway, recently detained by the Brit ish, have been forwarded, unoponed. to their destination, according to ad vices rocelved by tho state department from Minister Schmendeman at Chris tlanla. SHOP8 GO ON FULL LTIME SPOKANE, Jan. 4.?Employees of tho locomotive department of the Great Northern railway shops at Hill yard. a suburb, are working full time, fifty-four hours a week, Instead of forty hours, tho schedule which has prevailed for the past year.. Employes In the car department, owing to tho short days, will continue to work on the winter schedule. WIRELESSUASHES FORD RETURNS DETROIT?Henry Ford returned to his homo here today. WILL8 GETS DECISION NEW ORLEANS ? Harry Wills earned a close decision ovfcr Sam Langford In twenty rounds last night HUERTA VERY LOW EL PASO?A second operation has been performed on General Huerta, but ho was In a sinking condition at noon today. IRWIN SEARCH RENEWED WASHINGTON?Senator Jones has asked tho Department of Justice to prosecute a search for Reginald F. Irwin, M. DeCosta and Charles Clark, who have been missing from Ketchi kan, since October 9, when Irwin, a fisheries warden, started out with Clark nnd DeCosta to Investigate poaching.