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THE ALASfA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. VII., NO. 981. JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1916. PRICE TEN CENTS
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Greet King, Fearful of Enemies, Doubles Guards
KITCHENER
FIGHTING
FOR BILL
LONDON. Jan. 19. ? The Asquith
modified conscription bill was the
subject of another debate In the Com
mons last night. Earl Kitchener said
it the measure passed it wonld guar
antee enough meu to insure victory.
The fullest and fairest trial has boen
given the voluntary system, declared
Field Marshal Earl Kitchener. Secre
tary of State for War. addressing the
House of Lords.
"Must Have Change."
"We are now asking Parliament to
sanction a change." said Earl Kitch
ener. "as it has been proved thJtt in
the special circumstances of this un
precedented struggle the existing sys
tem. without modification, is not equal
to maintaining the army which is
needed to secure victory.
"I do not consider tho change pro
posed should be regarded in the light
of any derogation of the principle of
voluntary service in this country." de
clared the Secretary for War. speak
ing. he said, "only as a soldier with
a s'ngle eye to the successful conduct
of the war."
Compulsion, he added, affects during
the period of the war only one class
of men?those who have but a poor
idea of their duty as citizens.
The operation of the Government's
recruiting plan was handicapped and
delayed by the impossibility of ob
taining a sufficient number of medical
examiners ami experienced clerks,
said Lord Derby later when answering
criticism of inadequate arrangements
during the abnormal flow of recruits
at the eleventh hour.
Derby Scheme Is Defended.
Lord Derby declared the canvas
shows that It Is not lack of courage
which keeps men from enlisting.
Many who are willing to go And them
selves barred by domestic, financial
and business obligations and by the
inadequacy of the separation allow-(
ances. he said. This applies espe- j
cially to professional and commercial j
In an interview this morning Lord ?
Derby asserted that w'th proper facil
ities enough men could be raised un
t! r his plan "to win a victory which
would mean peace, not only for our
time but for our chlldrens* chlldrens*
time.
Includes All Single Men.'
Under the terras of the bill all males
between the ages of IS and 41 who are
bachelors or widowers without chil
dren dependent on them are liable
for m'litary service.
Ireland Is excluded from the terms
of the measure.
TEN INCHES OF SNOW.
It started during yesterday after-!
noon. It didn't have any sense at
all: just kept It up Rood and plenty
all during the night hours and this
morn ng?there were ten Inches- of
the beautiful on the streets and sur
rounding country.
Everybody got up early and began
'?vercising with the shovels In order
to work up an appetltu for breakfast.
Nearly everybody got the appetite,
all right.
Then today, the snow has been and
done It again, just keeping It up by
fits and start- Possibly it will stop,
and possibly .'t will not. Anyway, It
looks clean and white, the dirty
snow has been covered up.
T. R. LEAVES SOON
NEW* YORK. Jan. 19.?It Is author
atively stated that Col. Roosevelt will
start February 13 for Bermuda and,
the West Indies and will return about;
April 1.
STOCK QUOTATIONS.
NEW YORK. Jan. 19?Alaska Gold
closed today at 25, Butte & Super
ior at 754. Ch'no at 53%, Ray at
2t% and Utah Copper at 78%.
Copper metal closed at 24% cents.
Twenty-four cents a pound has been
paid for a largo quantity of electroly
tic copper and 244 cents has been
named on some of the business trans
acted. These prices, however, arc
not yet generally quoted to old cus
tomers.
The scarcity of copper which has
heretofore applied to available pro
duct for the first quarter delivery has
now exteuded into April for the pur
chase of copper for that month have
been steadily growing and must be
come larger as many of the manufac
turers have not laid In their require
ments for that month.
All the leading copper selling agen
cies in New York arc a unit In declar
ing that there is a famine on copper
?for immediate and nearby del'very.
The consumer who wants February
copper must take his chances on the
price and the amount which he can
obtain from any one source. March is
nearly as bad. while April Is well
sold up.
+ + + * + * + + ?>??*?? 4^+ +
? WEATHER REPORT. ' +
+ For the post 24 hours, ending *
+ 3:OOp. m. today: *
+ Maximum?34. +
+ Minimum?9 *
+ Cloudy: snow. +
+ Precipitation. .67 in. +
? ?? 4
WRECKAGE 0E
fISHER BOAT
IS PICKED UP
Tho terrific gales which have been
raging along the coast for tho past
ten days and the treacherous unchart
ed coast of Alaska have probably
thaimed another victim. >?
Collector of Customs Pugh received
a cablegram from Deputy Collector
Dobbs. of Ketchikan, this morning
that wreckage supposed to be the gas.
schooner Edison of Taconia had been
found on tho beach at Capo Decision.
The dories had broken away and no
trace of the men comprising tho crew
was found.
Mr. Dobbs asked If thero was a cut
| ter available at Juneau to investigate
the wreck. Sollector Pugh wired
south that there were no cutters here
or in tho vicinity. ?
TOWNSARE
MENACED
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 19. ?The
breaking of the Lyttle Creek mountain
dam today Is menacing the towns of
San Bernardino and Riverside. The
town of Long Beach Is surrounded by
water.
STORM'S HAVOC
IN CALIFORNIA
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 19.?The rain
is increasing in violence today and
since the beginning of the storm nine
persons have been killed as a result
of its fury. The property damage
may reach >3.000,000.
WILLAMETTE FROZEN.
PORTLAND. Jan. 19.?The Willam
ette river is frozen over for a dls- j
tance of seventeen miles.
FLOOD TOLL MILLION
AND LIVES OF FOUR
LOS ANGELES. Jan. IS.?Four per
ished during the Southern California j
bood. and the damage to property
was aboct a million dollars, accord
ing to estimates made today.
HEARSTS BOSTON
NEWSPAPER PLANT
IS FIRE SWEPT
BOSTON. Jan. 19. ? The Boston
American, owned by William Ran
dolph Hearst, was partially destroyed
by Are this morn.'ng. which originated ;
in the stereotyping department. Fif
ty employees made a hasty exit to
the street, so suddenly did the flames
break out.
The paper will be issued this after
noon from the presses of another
paper.
SEATTLE PRINTER
HEIR TO FORTUNE
SEATTLE. Jan. 19.?E. A. Brldg
man, mechanical superintendent of
the Post Intelligencer received news i
today that he had fallen heir to aii;
estate worth >100.000 through the |
death of a relative.
PRESIDENT TO BE LEADER.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 19.?President
Wilson has announced that he will I
take personal charge of the fight to ;
be waged for national defense. It is
his Intention to not only solidify Con
gressmen but he will make several
speech-making tours.
Mr. Wilson likely will majrit the
first of his public addresses soon,
urging a stronger army and navy.
BOMBS FOUND*IN
EMPEROR YUAN'S
PEKING PALACE
PEKING. Jan. 19.?A sweeping In
vestigation Is being made today as
the result of the discovery of four
dynamite bombs found secreted In
the imperial palace. Ono was in a
valise near the Imperial suite occu
pied by Emperor Yuan.
FARRAGUT, JEFFERSON
AND SPOKANE ON WAY
SEATTLE. Jan. 19.? The Spokane
sailed for Juneau at 3:30 o'clock this
morning. Passengers for the Capital
City include S. Howard Ewlng, W. F.
Pendergast. A. M. O'Brien, J. Llpport,
D. S. Lewis, J. Morak. George Schest.
A. Goodman. John Hendrlckson, Wil
liam Beale. F. W. F. Gallagher.
On the Jefferson.
The Jefferson got away at 10 o'clock
last night. Florence Berry, George
Thow. E. F. Smith. C. H. Gallagher.
Frank Russell, William ?brlstlanson,
Sam Knudson and William Albertson
are passengers for Jnneau. Rosio
Beck is a passenger for Douglas.
Admiral Farragut Sails.
The Admiral Farragut sailed North
at 11 o'clock last night. J. K. Martin.
J. C. Collyer, J. Smith, W. C. Baird,
C. Mednik, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Wal
ton. J. Hildroth, R. G. Wagner and
Mrs. Marie Reynolds are passengers
for Juneau. Theer are ten passen
gers for Thane.
RAID HOME
OF SEATTLE
YACHTSMAN
SEATTLE. Jan. 19.?Sheriff Robert
T. Hodge headed a force of deputies
today that raided the palntlal High
land Drivo hoiho of William E. Boo
.{ing, the millionaire president of the
? aero club, prominent yachtsman and
lumberman, and socured several thou
sand dollars worth of expensive li
quors.
Sheriff Hodgo and his men drove
to the Booing mansion in an automo
bile and within an hour drays were
backed up at the rear of the house,
loading the confiscated liquor. As in
the raids on the Cecil hotel and Rain
ier club, the officers made no arrests.
It is probable that the liquor taken
from Boeing's home will bo poured In
to Elliott Bay. In the stocv were
rare wines aud cordials, and whiskeys.
ICUMMINGS WANTS
MUNITIONS MADE
BY GOVERNMENT
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19.?The elim
ination of private profit as an influ
ence" for war by the government man
ufacture of all war Inanitions was
urged in the Senate today by Senator
Cummins of Iowa.
Senator Lippitt of Khodo Island yes
tenday introduced another Mexican
intervention resolution. A heated de
bate followed and no action was ta
ken.
Senator Newlands pleaded for a
cessation of war talk in Congress.
CHILE RATIFIES U.
S. PEACE AGREEMENT
?4?
WASHINGTON. Jan. 19.?Chile's
ratification of the peace commission
treaty negotiated by Bryan when ho
was secretary of state was presented
to the state department today by the
Chilean ambassador.
EXPLOSION KILLS ONE.
HOPEWELL. Va? Jan. 19. ? One
man was killed by an explosion in the
Dupont Powder Works here today.
WASHINGTON ADVISED
OF SHIPWRECKED JAPS
AT PRINCE RUPERT. B. C.
T?
WASHINGTON. Jan. 19.?The Bu
reau of Navigation was advised to
day that eight Japanese fishermen in
a small open boat were driven by a 1
storm across the Pacific from Shi
moda, Japan. land'ng near Prlnco Ru
pert. B. C.. in a half-starved condi
tion.
The Empire has published full ac-;
counts of the story above referred to. 1
Prince Rupert papers claim the Jap-:
anosc were not shipwrecked, but that ;
their voyngo was part oT a well ar
ranged plan to smuggle their way in
to America.
DELEGATES TO THE
SECURITY LEAGUE TO
NUMBER THOUSANDS
?+?
NEW YORK. Jan. 6.?The National
Security League announced at its
headquarters here today that several1
thousand delegates representing busl-'
ness and patriotic organizations in ev
ery section of the country will attend
the Nntional Security Congress in
Washington tomorrow.
A special Invitation, which was is
sued to women's organizations, says:
"We must have the thought of all
our citizens bent upon this difficulty
beforo wo can achieve our end?
which is a sense of individual respon
sibility that shall mean not prepared
ness for war, but prevention of war."
WILSON PLANS
ILLINOIS VISIT
WASHINGTON, Jnn. 19.?President
WUson probably will go to Spring
field, III., February 12 to attend a
celebration of Lincon's birthday.
The invitation was extended sever
al weeks ago by Gov. Dunne. The
President is trying to arrange other!
engagements so that ho can accept,
and if he goes he will deliver an ad
dress.
RIFLE ORDER STARTS
CONTRACT BREACH SUITS
?+?
BOSTON, Jan . 19. ? An alleged
breach of contract to furnish 1,000,000
rifles to tho Allies is the cause of
three suits In the Superior Court re
cently against tho West nghouse Co.
and J. Stevens Arms & Tool Co., now
owned by it. Walter J. Holden - de
clares he was employed as agent to
secure the contract at 50 cents per
rifle commission, and that after ho
had obtained It, it was refused by the
defendants.
QUICKSILVER ADVANCES
BOSTON, Jan. 19.?The wholesale
price of quicksilver has been further
advance $5 per flask (76^j pounds)
to $160. The demand has been very
large for the manufacture of high ex
plosives, and the manufacturers of
chemicals and drugs havo been fairly
heavy consumers.
j DISSENSION
SPLITS FORD
PEACE PARTY
THE HAGUE, Jan., 19. ? Henry
Ford's peace expedition Is sorely
troubled, and Its disintegration bo
cause of quarrels among the mem
bers, seems likely. Members charge
that Mme Ros'ka Schwlmmer, re
puted peaco expert of the party and
thought to have been responsible for
the European trip, today asked per
mission of Ford to remove John D.
Barry of San Francisco, as a peace
delegate, and cabled Mr. Ford, at Do
Itrolt, for authorization. She charges
(Barry refused to be a party to the resr
ohitlon denouncing the U. S. military
preparedness plans.
Five of the members, delegated to
go to Stockholm In connection -with
the peace propaganda, have refused,
only one of those chosen, Dr. Charles
F. Aked of San Francisco, expressing
u willingness to mako the trip.
Mrs. Joseph Fcls of Philadelphia,
named as one of the members of the
permanent Peace Board, also is sldo
stepplng further connection with the
party, as ah- said today she would go
to England on business.
Judge Ben B. Llndsey of Denver is
to quit the party. Ho will return to
the United States at once.
APPROPRIATION
IS RECOMMENDED
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19.?An-appro
prlation of $2,000,000 for continuing
work on the Alaska railroad, provided
for in an urgent deficiency ..bill, was
favorably reported today by the House
appropriation coinmlttoo.
HOUSE DENIES HE
CAME TO REGULATE
AMERICAN EMBASSIES
LONDON, Jan. 19. ? Col. E. M.
House. President Wilson's personal
representative, who left for the Con
tinent yesterday, has declined to say
more about ms mission than to reiter
ate his announcement that ho was
looking over the war situation In Eur
ope.
Col. IIouso spent his time In Eng
land on conferences with Ambassador
Walter Hlnes Page, and various Unit
ed Statos consuls, including Consul
Skinner at London. After a visit to
Paris, Col. House may go to Berlin,
but this part of his itinerary has not
y^t been arranged.
Col. House told Ambassador Page
while here that there was no baslH
for reports cabled to London papers
that he was In Europe .to regulate the J
various American embassies. Ho told
the Ambassador the reports were rl- '
dlculous that ho hail been told by the
President to Instruct Ambassador
Page his dutleB at the London Em
bassy do not extend beyond the bound
of Great Britain, or that he had been
instructed to settle any alleged dis
putes between Ambassador Page and
Ambassador Gerard.
PHYSICIANS TRY
BLOOD TRANSFUSION
ON GAS INHALER 1
CHICAGO. Jan. 19.?In an effort to (
save the life of a man who tried sui
cide by Inhaling gas early today phy
sicians In the Cook County hospital
nre attempting to resuscitate the pa- '
tlent by the transfusion of blood. An
other patient Just recovering from
a broken leg. volunteered to give a 1
full quart of blood for the operation.
At noon It was said that the patient
had a fa'r chance of recovery. It Is
the first time In the history of Chi
cago that blood transfusion has been
employed In a case of asphyxiation.
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MONEY TO GIVE AWAY,
SO GET BUSY NOW, TODAY
Mrs. Juneau Housewife, Just
j a minute please, do you want
I $10.00?
Mr. Juneau Man, could you
handle $7.50 right now?
j And, "Oh. Sklnnay?run like
j everything," do you want to
make $7.50?
f Do You?
Well, of course you have been
! reading The Empire. Every
body who keeps up with the
! times does, and don't forget that
beginning today, you can make a
j little pocket spending monoy.
| And the peculiar thing about
the matter is that it really does
( not cost you one red^cent. Just
a little thrift Isn't It easy?
For the next thirty-two days,
| all one Is asked to do Is to pa
i tronize the advertisers In The
I Empire, save your sales slips
1 and receipted bills, and The Em
pire will do the rest This is
! a buy-at-home contest. Man
! woman and ch.'ld can get into
I this contest and big and littlo
stores all count
The contest starts today and
closes Feb. 19. Get busy today
and If you want to know any
1 thing further, ring up 374 and
j you will be told all about it.
Isn't it easy! And the prizes
are $10 and two for $7.50.
? ?
CAVALRY
TROOPERS
KIDNAPED
DOUGLAS, Ariz., Jan. 19. ? Seven
soldiers of the 7th United States
cavalry were captured today by Mex
ican bnndlts at Doylcwells, fourteen
miles south of Hacbita, New Mexi
co.
News of the capture was telephoned
here from Hachlta by H. Doollttle, a
cowboy, who said ho bad witnessed
the fight between the soldiers and
tho bandits, and had escaped, unno
ticed by the- Mexicans.
A detachment of fifty cavalrymen
was sent from Hachlta to aid In the
pursuit.
PERIL, OF CANADA
PREDICTED IF WAR
LOST TO GERMANY
OTTAWA, Jan. 19.?"I believe Ger
many plans to annex Canada and that
Germans In the United States are
ready for an Invasion when the word
Is given." So said James Loughhead,
government senate leader, In an inter
view yesterday.
Senator Lougheod urged that Can
ada give every 'aid possible In the
prosecution of the war. If the enten
te lost ho believed it certain that the
German reservists In the United
States would march on Canada.
TELEGRAPHIC NEWS IN
A SKELETONIZED FORM
SEATTLE?Dennis Keeler, a pion
eer and retired capitalist, alone at
his home, caught his foot In a gas
heater, turning on the tube.-He was
too Injured to rise and died of asphyx
iation.
LITTLE ROCK?W. F. McCombs,
national Democratic chairman, Issues
a statement In which ho stands solid
ly for preparedness.
PORTLAND?It Is practically cer
tain that an Initiative measure to i*c
peal the general Sunday closing law
In Oregon will be placed on*lhe hah"
lot at next November's election.
NEW YORK?Ada Rohan, noted uc
tress Is dead, afier an operation for
arterial affection.
TACOMA ? Prominent missionary
workers from all parts of the United
States will address the Laymen's Mis
sionary Movement convention which
will be held here from February 9
to the 13th.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash.?A booze
permit a day has been the slow rec
ord of thl3 city since Jan. 1.
PHILADELPHIA? David H. How
ard. United States Inspector of steam
vessels and a widely known marine
engineer, is dead of heart disease.
TACOMA?Attorney A. H. Garret
son. a resident of TacOma for more
than 25 years and formerly widely
identified with city and state poli
tics. Is dead nftor a lingering illness.
CALUMET, Mich.?Plans for a cam
paign to carve the 49th state of the
Union out of the "upper" peninsula
of Michigan under the name of Su
perior. arc being discussed.
SEATTLE?There have been be
tween 30.000 and 50.000 cases of in
fluenza, here within the last thirty
Jays, according to Dr. B. J. Lloyd, of
the United States public health ser
vice.
HOUSTON?Brig. Gen. Cecil A. Ly
on a leader among Texas Progress
ives announces himself In favor of
a merger between the Progressive
and Republican parties.
CHICAGO?Mathew W. PInkerton,
head of the PInkerton United States
Detective Agency, is dead after an ill
ness of two months.
SEWARD?Indications are that the
big gasoline launch Traveler Is lost
again In the Ice and the crew maroon
ed at Fire Island.
AMSTERDAM ? Disorderly scenes
have marked the Prussian Diet dur
ing the discussion of the war budget.
WASHINGTON ? Vice-president
Marshall has been mentioned In con
nection of the successor to Justice
Lamar.
STOCKHOLM ? The Swedish Par
liament has been opened by King Gus
tavo. ,
ST. LOUIS?Former Gov. Herbert
S. Hndlcy is an avowed candidate for
the' presidential nomination. Former
Gov. Joseph W. Folk way also become
a candidate for the Democratic nom
ination of governor of Missouri, but,
will not seek the nomination for the
Senate. Col. Fred Gardner has an
nounced that he would not be a can
dldate for governor.
BILLINGS, Mont.? State Senator
J. E. Edwards has announced his
candidacy for the United States Sen
ate.
ROME?The sum of $$441,500,000 Is
according to statistics Just made pub
lic. tho expense sustained by Italy
for her army and navy from July 1
to November 30. Adding $120,000,000
spent In May and December, the to
tal cost of the war to Italy Is more
than $561,000,000. without Including
the expenses of the military prepar
ations before the opening of hostili
ties.
CELEBRATE LEE'S BIRTH
ATLANTA. Jan. 19.?The anniver
sary of the birth of General Robert
E. Lee is being universally celebrated
throughout the South today.
KAISER. NOW
IN BALKANS,
SAYSAGENCY
BERLIN, Jan. 19. ? According to
announcement of the Overseas News
Agency today, Emperor William of
Germany reached Nlsh, Serbia, today,
for a conference with tho general
.staff under Field Marshal von Mack
enscn.
Tho News Agency says: "The Em
' peror left early yestcn^ay for the
I Balkan theatre, accompanied by bis
itaff. lie will spend several days in
the Southern theatre. The Emperor's
health Is unusually good and he ap
peared to be in high spirits."
? >
?>* + + + + + + + + * + + ???
t {'
? GERMAN CALLS +
+ U. S. "ENEMY" +
t ??? ?
?> Berlin, Jan. 19. ? America +
+ was referred to In a debate In +
? tho Reichstag today by Hcrr +
? von Hcydebrand, conservative +
+ leader, as "among the Fath- +
+ erland's worst enemies." +
+ +!
+ + * + <? ??????? + + ? ?
TO PUBLISH GOLDEN BOOK
HAVRE, Jan. 19.?A Belgian royal
decree has been Issued creating the'
Golden Book to commemorate the acts
of generosity and charity toward Bel
glum during the war.
NEW DIRIGIBLE TESTED
PARIS, Jan. 18.?A new model of
French dirigible made Its appearance
over Paris this afternoon and attract
ed much attention. The balloon, be
ing of very largo size, moved across
the city and encircled Eiffel Tower.
SWEDEN AROUSED AT
SEIZURE OF SHIPS
LONDON. Jan. 19.?Dispatches from
Stockholm today Indicate that Swed
en Is much aroused over the seizure
by Great Britain of Swedish merchant
ships.
BULLETS FLYINQ AGAIN.
???
EL PASO. Jan. 19.?The American
Immigration house has been struck by
bullets ilred from tho Mexican side.
No one, so far, has been reported Iff
Jured.
SWEDE SHIPS SEIZED.
LONDON, Jan. 19?According to the
Admiralty, between 500 and COO Swcd
sh ships are said to have been held
up by German prize crews and sub
ject to delays of at least 48 hours.
AUSTRIA CALLS LAST
LINE OF RESERVES
-4- ?
NEW YORK, Jan. 19.?A Paris ca
ble claims tbat Austria has called tip
her last lino of rcscrvos. The new
forces will come In, 135,000 on Jan.
25, 227,000 Feb. 15, and 140,000 on
.March 15.
ARMY OFFICER SAYS
VICTORY IS UNCERTAIN
NEW YORK, Jan. 19?Tho Boston
Globe quotes Lieut. T. C. Churchill Jr.
of Port Chester, returned to the Unit
ed States after seven months in the
British aerial service at the Dardan
elles. as say.'ng that the British mili
tary authorities arc by no means cer
tain of winning tho war.
SHAW ON CONSCRIPTION
LONDON, Jan. 19.?George Bernard
Shaw says conscription should not bo
Introduced or resorted to without tho
lnrgcst safeguards of liberty of tho
subject. If It comes It will como to
stay. He states lawfully regulated
compulsion would "be in many ways
ess oppressive than t'e sort of an
archic compulsion that hns produced
the alleged triumphs of volunteering
,-inco the war began.
FRANCE IS LAUDED *
BY ITALIAN HISTORIAN
ROME, Jan. 19.?G. Ferrero, the
Itallnn historian, says: "The world
knows that If France had not made
herself tho Allies, shield against tho
furious hammer-strokes of Thor, Eur
opo woq]d not have escaped the Ger
man hegemony. Her terrible sacrl
fees, heroically supported, give tho
French precedence In tho councils of
the Allies."
RUSS OPERATIONS STOPPED.
LONDON, Jan. 19.?Russian opera
tions in the Caucasus have been stop
ped for tho timo being owing to vio
lent snow storn.s.
SUBMARINE EXPLOSION
MYSTERY.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 19?The cause
of the explosion aboard tho submar
ine E-2. which wrecked tho Interior,
st'll remnlns a mystery.
GERMANS HARD PRES8ED.
LONDON, Jan. 19.? It is believed
the Germans arc being hard pressed
by the Russians on tho cast front In
view of this fact it Is announced that
the Teutons have evacuated tho Lutsk
fortress.- "'i -r-v
*
(SITUATION
IN GREECE
IS CHAOTIC
??
MILAN, Italy, Jan. 19.?Private ad
vlcca reeclved this morning from Ath
ena say that King Constantine of
Greece, in mortal fear of aasasaln
atlon, has doubled his bodyguard.
ATHENS, Jan. 19.?Within twenty
four hours Greece Is expected to nn
iwer the demands of the entente al
lies for the cxpulclon of all Teutonic
diplomats. Meanwhile a situation
tnoro tenso than any since the war
broko out prevails, and events of the
next day may plunge tho country In
to the /ar.jon which side no one
knows.
Former Premior Venlzelos Is ac
tively engaged In conferences with
members of tho former cabinet, and
what will transpire no a result of the
dilemma In which Greece flndo her
self today may only bo guessed at.
Tho entente Is ready to seize the
reins of government from K!ng Con
stantino and restore Venlzelos to
power, If public sentiment gives Its
approval. King Constantine lias been
assured of loyal support by tho party
now In power, and Internal trouble Is
expected before Greece officially an
swers the ultimatum of the entente.
ALLIES' ARTILLERY
* AGAIN IS ACTIVE
BERLIN', Jan. 19.?The War Office
Mays: "Artillery duels are taking
place at numerous points on the west
front The enemy Is shelling tho
town of Lens uninterruptedly. A
hand grenade attack by the enemy to
tho northwest of Le Mesnll was easily
repulsed.
"The enemy aircraft attacked Doual
without success. German aviators
shot down two English aircraft. One
of tho British machines fell a victim
of Lieut. Boclke, who has now dis
abled seven machines.
"On tho oast front a German re
connottertng detachment" advancing 1n
tho forest south of Jakobstadt was
compelled to retire before attacks by
superior forces of Russians. The Rus
sians wore dislodged from one of their
advanced positions near Czartourusk.
On tho Balkan front there Is nothing
lo report."
FRENCH CLAIM TO
HAVE DESTROYED
ZEPPELIN BALLOONS
AMSTERDAM. Jan. 19.?It Is re
ported that French ? artillery brought
down two Zeppelins north of Rhelms
today. Details arc lacking.
GERMANY'S LOSSES.
LONDON, Jan. 19.?Harold J. Ten
nnnt, parliamentary Under Secretarj
of War, announced In the House of
Commons this afternoon that the to
tal German casualties as published In
Berlin today, total 2.535.76S, of which
GS8.9S6 were killed.
Tho British casualties in the battle
of Loos, France, last September to
talled 2,378 officers and 67,288 men,
according to the announcement
TO IMPOSE MORE TAXES
BERLIN, Jan. 10.?The authorities
of Ncukoclln, one of Berlin's largest
suburbs, have decided to Impose an
nmusement tax. Ten per cent, of the
receipts of all theatres and similar
amusements will be collected.
MUNITIONS PLANS INCREASED
LONDON. Jan. 19. ? Official an
nouncement was made that 396 estab
llshments have been added to the mu
nition works controlled by the govern
ment. The total number of these
works is now 2,422.
FRENCH AVIATORS
ESCAPE SWITZERLAND
BY CLEVER TRICK
GENEVA, Switzerland, Jan. 18.?
Two French aviators, Sergeant Geor
ges Madon and Corpornl Reno Chatc
lain, who were interned at Zurich, es
caped in a sensational manner to
Evlan, on the French side of i-ake
Geneva.
The two aviators obtained permis
sion to take a walk, under guard of
a soldier of the Swiss landstrum by
the name of Wuest, in the vicinity
of the place where they were intern
ed. Accordingly they started out.
accompanied by a fox terrier, which
later played a part in their escape.
The guard, not suspecting any ruse,
led them to a copse. There, according
to a prearranged plan, Charles Beck,
a French Territorial soldier on sick
leave, whoso acquaintance the aviator
had made, awaited in civilian clothes
with an automobile.
Wuest was stunned, bound and bun
died into the car. The others jumped
in" after him and speeded to Ouchcy,
on Lake Geneva, by way of Berne and
Friburg. At Ouchy they embarked in
and auto boat previously hired by
Beck and sailed off under the eyes
of a Swiss gendarme, who made no
attempt to stop tliem, the presence of
the fox terrier leading hhn to believe
that the men in the boat were civil
ians. The trip to French territory
was mado without further incident.

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