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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. VII., NO. 986. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1916. PRICE TEN CENTS DROPPING DEATH DEALING DESTRUCTIVES England Is Now Prepared To Strike a Blow REPUBLICANS ARE LOOKING FOR A CANDIDATE DUNKIRK IS AGAIN BOMBED LONDON, Jan. 25. ? A bombard-? ment of Dunkirk, by a squadron of German taubes. including two of the latest aircraft of the German forces, took place at 0 o'clock this morning. As soon as the squadron was sight ed, eighteen crafts of British fighters 1 sailed through the air and chased the ' invaders away but without orlnging any down. No report of loss has been reecived. Both the French and Brit ish hospitals of the concentration camps were shelled. PARIS. Jan. 25.?A French aero plane squadron killed and wounded over a hundred in an early morning raid on Gievdeli. PARIS. Jan. 25.?According to af ternoon advices. Nancy was again bombarded this morning by German j guns at long range. No further de tails have been received.. BERLIN. Jan. 25.?The war office reports that German aeroplanes to day passed over Nancy and dropped several bombs. It Is betleved that many were killed. BERLIN. Jan. 25.?The cathedral at Nleuport. according to an official report, has been destroyed by Ger man artillery. The cathedral has been offering a most excellent obser vation post. BRIEF CA8LELETS. LONDON ? The conscription bill has passed the third reading In the house. WASHINGTON ? Proposals are now pending to tax incomes over mil lion dollars fifty per cent ' CINCINNATI ? Joe Rivers and R. Mitchell light ten round draw. WASHINGTON?President, Wilson announces he will Include St. Louis In his coming visit to the middle west. SEATTLE?Extremely cold weather follow-^ the snow storm that hit this section oaring the past twenty-four hours. LONDON?It Is reported that the Austrlans. besides occupying Scutari, have also taken possession of Pod gruza and Nlkslc. REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE MEETS CHICAGO. Jan. 25.?The Republi can sub-committee In session here has approved the plans for the convention. Elihu Root. Senator Borah. Gov. Mc Call were mentioned as possible can didates for president. CLARENCE GERALD ENTERS COUNCIL RACE IN SEATTLE SEATTLE. Jan. 25.?Clarence Ger ald. one of the best known cafe owners here, has filed for the coun cil. Mr. Gerald says he has entered the councllmanlc race to make a win ning fight and that he will give the other candidates a run for their money. NEW AMERICAN WARSHIPS WILL BE OF DISTINCT TYPE WASHINGTON. Jan. 25.?The fu ture American battleships will be able to survive the explosion of a single ! torpedo, regardless of where they are struck, say naval experts. LONDON COPPER SALES NEW YORK. Jan. 25. ? American copper producers have sold copper in London at ?115. compared with an official Metal Exchange quotation of %114. At the present exchange rate ?115 is equivalent to about 25% cents before deducting freight charges. STOCK QUOTATIONS. NEW YORK. Jan. 25.?Alaska Gold closed today at 24%. Bntte and Su perior at 78%, Chino at 54. Ray 34% and Utah Copper at 79%. Copper metal closed at 25%. ?++*+++???++???? WEATHER REPORT. + + ?*? 4 + For the past 24 honrs, ending + + 3:00p. m. today: + ?fr Maximum?16 above. -fr ?> Minimum?0. ? + Clear. * BRITISH ! SMASH IS RESUMED LONDON, Jan. 25. ? The strong fighting center of tl.y great war con tinues to center in Asia today. Three separate engagements are being fought. On the Caucasus front Grand Duke Nicholas is fighting with the Turks on a 100-mile front In a desperato endea vor to smash his way through into Mesopotamia. In Persia the Russians are fighting with* the Turks and Germans below Humadan. Today General Aytmer resumed his gigantic attack on the Turks in a fur ther effort to reach the 10,000 British troops beleaguered at Kut-el-Amara on the Tigris. As In yesterday's bat- ' tie,-the British are having the hard est kind of resistance In trying to dislodge the Turks from their posi tions THIRTEEN BRITISH PLANES LOST ON THE WESTERN FRONT LONDON. Jan. 25.?The Admiral ty announced this morning that dur ing the last four weeks, thirteen Brit ish aeroplanes have been lost on the western battle front. In the same space of time the British airmen have j 1 brought down ten Herman machines : and the crews have been captured. ] PARLIAMENT PROBABLY PROROGUED BY FRIDAY , LONDON. Jan. 25.?It was stated by members of both houses today al-! so assented to by Premier Asquith. that very likely Parliament will be prorogued next Friday. GERMAN SEAPLANE HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO EARTH - ? LONDON. Jan. 25. ? According to , an announcement made this after- [ noon, a German seaplane, with the ' crew, has been brought down off Neu port. - , NEW ENGLISH LOAN ISSUED , NEW YORK, Jan. 25. ? A London special says the most important Brit ish financial operition of the war will probably be necessary within the ' next few months, when a big public loon will be Issued, which, unless the situation Improves will have to be at ' the rate of 5 per cent. , , t i VIOLENT BOMBAROMENT IS STARTED BY GERMANS j . PARIS, Jan. .'5.?The Germans have started or.? of the most violent bom bardments of months on the Belgian line. Early this morning It was re ported that the huge artillery guns had been placed in position and the cannonading started at the mouth , of the Yser. It Is stated that over twen ty thousand shells were expended. The loss of life is not stated In the report received from the-lino by the war office early this evening. SULTAN'S PRIVATE YACHT TORPEDOED IN BOSPHORUS ??? CONSTANTINOPLE. Jan. 25.?The presence of the enemy's submarines and torpedo boats In the Bosphorus was made known today when It was announced that the Sultan's private yacht had been torpedoed and sunk. Over half of the crew aboard lost their lives. ? ? ? BRITISH ARE FORCING THE GERMANS INTO INTERNMENT PARIS, Jan. 25.?A dispatch from Madrid seys that an official announce ment has been made there that the German forces in Kamerun are re treating before the victorious British forces. The Germans have crossed the border Into Spanish Gulneau where they will be interned. 0 t m TURKISH PARLIAMENT HAS AUTHORIZED BIG ISSUE CONSTANTINOPLE. Jan. 25?The Turkish Parliament has authorized an issue of $30,000,000 in paper money, to replace the metal currency, which is said to have been secretly sent to Germany. LARGEST ELECTRIC MOTOR IN WORLD IS ORDERED ! NEW YORK. Jan. 26?The West Inghouse Electric Company has re : ceived an order from the Inland Steel Company for a 15.000 h. p. electric I motor, to oe the largest ever built RAILROAD MEN Of NATION MAY GO ON STRIKE NEW YORK. January 25. ? Tho greatest apprehension of railroad of-1 Hclals were dlscernablo this afternoon when a report reached the head office of the Employees' Association that there was soon to be called a general strike on all railroads In the coun try. It has teen known for some weeks that a referendum vote was being ta ken among the organized employees of the railroads of tho United States. It was definitely stated this afternoon by labor uulon leaders that tho vote would certainly be for a general strike. Tho men have been agitat ing the proposition for months. The railroad officials view tho out look with concern. There is not a railroad in the East at tho present time that is not crowded with freight. The great movement of freight is the largest in the history of tho country. Freight from tho West is being con Jested and if a striko should result, it would bo a disastrous blow to the on tire country. LABOR TROUBLES I - ? ' - _ NIAGARA FALLS, Jan. Zb.?two thousand strikers and sympathizers recently attacked the plant of No. 1 Aluminum Company of America. A pitched battle occurred with the po lice. and rioters soon were forced to retreat. The management of the com pany immediately began a conference wit IT the strike lenders. The strikers have demanded 30 cents a day in i day increase. rrease." The company offers ten cents LOSS WILL RUN INTO THE MILLIONS ON ILLINOIS RIVER ?1 PEORIA, 111., Jan. 25.--The waters i. of the Illinois river continue to rise ind all high flood records have been | passed. From all directions come ap peals for help. Hundreds of families ) are homeless and marooned on the highlands. It is estimated that al ready the property losses aro several million dollars. LUSITANIA CASE IS NOT SETTLED AS YET I NEW YORK. Jan. 26.?A Washing- . Ion special to The Herald says that 1 In sharp contrast to roseate reports which were recently published proph rsying a prompt settlement of the I Lusitanla issue, there still remains I i fundamental question of principle 1 to be settled between 'the two govern- 1 mcnts. Recently there have been in- 1 timations from high officlul Teutonic sources that Germany might soon re open hei submarine warfare In the future If the British violations of in ternational law did not cease ? ? ? ? ? McNEELEY CONSIDERED PERSIA "ENTIRELY SAFE" WILMINGTON. N. C.. Jan. Co. ? Robert Ney McNeeley, who was lost with the British liner Persia while on her way across the Mediterranean to become American consul at Aden, wrote to bis mother shortly before he left London, that he would proceed "on the Persia, a very good steamer, convoyed*, b^ cruisers and destroyers all the wdy. so passago on the steam er is entirely safe." The letter, received by Mrs. Mc Neeley at Waxhaw, N. C., was mailed at Essex, England. December IS. Mc Neeley said ho would mall another letter when he arrived at Gibraltar. CONTEMPLATES MOVING SERBIAN CAPITAL AGAIN PARIS, Jan. 25.?The Paris cor respondent of tho Petit Journal at Athens, reports that he has learned that the Serbian government contem plated the removal of the capital once more, and that from the present loca tion at Brandlsl to France, probably at Aix-en-Provence, a city in the de partment of Bouches du Rhone, but a short distance (north of Marseilles. BUFFALO CELEBRATES ON THE COMMISSION FORM BUFFALO. Jan. 25.? The adoption by the city of the commission form of government was celebrated by a dinner attended by 1.000 business and professional men. The prominent speakers were Myron T. Herrick, for mer governor of Ohio; Dudley Field Malone. collector of the Jort of New York; William E. Mason, of Chicago, a formed Congressman; Edward F. Trefs, field secretary of tho chamber of commerce of the United States and Mayor Louis P. Fuhrmann. CONFLICT JUST NOW STARTING LONDON, Jan. 25. ? David Lloyd George, chancellor of the exchequer, today consented to answer several of the questions dealing with the pres ent situation In England. The chan cellor discussed readily the many vi tal questions propounded to him by members of both the House of Lords and the House of Commons. For the first time in many months he made statements before not only local newspapermen but the forelgr cor respondents. Mr. George said: "England is now preparing to put her whole weight Into the war and this will be done quicker than the English people and the world at large believes. "Germany, of all nations, will feel this movement more than at any oth er time In the present war. "This effort of Great Britain will be more prodigious than even the Englishmen now real'ze. "In the days before the war, Eng land had the 'greatest fleet In the world and now has that same fleet ready and prepared for positive ac tion. tngianu iuuuy una unc wi MI? greatest fighting armies and in a very short time It will be the best equip ped army in the world. "A new Britain Is now being de veloped. It is a new Britain from both a war sense and one from an In dustrial standpclnt. "?* "We arc quickening our sources to such an extent that it will be impos sible for any of our demands to con flict." The statements of David Lloyd George, which were printed in all of the afternoon papers, has aleviated the strain of Inaction and uncertainty which has existed. The people be lieve that England will now make ad vancements In the war and feel con fident. AMERICAN PROTEST HAS BEEN SENT TO LONDON WASHINGTON, Jan. 26. ? Secre tary of State Lansing today notified Great Britain, through American Am bassador Pnge. of this country's ob jection to its application regarding trading with the "enemy." Secretary l-ansing very strongly reiterates pre vious statements that Britain's inter pretation is at great variance with the opinion 011 this side. The present manner of acting Is affecting Ameri can trade in way that must bo dis continued. UNPREPAREDNESS IS A BAD GAMBLE 6eattle, Jan. 25.?Dr. Hibben, president of Princeton Unlver sity, who Is touring the coast in the interest of the administra tion's defense , gave a most characteristic * interview to The Empire's correspondent this morning. Dr. Hibben said: "The advocate of unprepared ness Is the most desperate gambler In the world's history. He offers odds against himself and his country's honor. No sane gambler would consider the wager. If he wins his wag er, he wins nothing for the very next day or week we may see him loser of all." GREAT DEMAND FOR AUTOMOBILES IS NOTED CLEVELAND, Jan. 25.?An automo bile man says: "Thero are 20,000,000 families in the United States. Statis ticians who are supposed to know, tell us that there are at least 10,000, 000 families in the United States who can afford an automobile of some kind. The registrations at the close of this year will show not over 2, 500,000 automobiles registered; There fore. if wo started out on a campaign to line up all the new prospects we would have about 7.500,000 more au tomobiles to sell." ? + ^ + + + + ???? + ?? + 4 ? ?> ? MERCHANTS MUST 4" ? PAY THEIR TAXES 4 4 ?4? 4 ? Juneau merchants, who are 4 ? required to pay a tax to the 4 4 government under a recent law, 4 4 have only six more days to 4 4 comply. If the taxes are not 4 ?> paid by Feb. 1, a fifty per 4 4 cent, penalty is added. This 4 includes theatres, bowllpg, to- 4 4 bacco and other businesses. 4 I* _ 4 VILLA IS NOT IN THE GRIP OE CARRANZA EL PASO. Jan. 25.? The reports, which have been purely circumstan tial, that Villa has been captured, lacks all -confirmation. Late this af ternoon It wa8 reported here that the Mexican chief had been taken by Car ranza forces at a ranch near Chlhau hau. This was the same place it was rumored soveral dnys ago Villa had been captured. A dispatch was re ceived from Cblhauhau this afternoon from General Luis Herrera, who, as he did a week ago, again denies that Villa has been taken, and ho in fact says Villa's present whereabouts are unknown to him. Gen. Herrera is in supreme command at Chlhauhuu and his statement is taken as authentic. TWO STEAMERS SEIZED BY BRITISH CRUISERS ARE TAKEN TO KIRKWALL ?fr ? LONDON. Jan. 25.?The Standard Oil tanker Petrolite, from Philadel phia for Copenhagen, with a cargo of petroleum, and the Norwegian steam ship Mons from Baltimore for Chris tiana, with a cargo of wheat, rye and barley, have been seized off shore by British cruisers. The two Bteam ers have been taken to Kirkwall. COPPER REFINING CAPACITY SHOWS SHORTAGE POSSIBILITY BOSTON. Jan. 26.?The copper pro-* uluclpg interests have or late had their ! attention called to the possibility of :f serious shortage In refining capac ity if the cUVhChf yearTPn'ir tEe cop: per mines In'the United StatPs. Cnn ada and Mexico attempt to force the maximum production. At the present time it la stated the operators are forcing their copper refineries to the very limit. If there is any substan tial increase in the mine output in 1916 over and above the rate of pro duction during the last six months of 1915 It Js very evident that there must surely result an accumulation of unrefined and therefore unmarket able material until the capacities of the existing refineries have been in creased. FRENCH WILL ACT WITH CARE WASHINGTON. Jan. 25.?The De partment of State has been advised by Ambassador Sharp at Paris that tho French government has ordered tho captain of the cruiser Descnrtes to act with great care and circum spection, and not to stop any more vessels flying the American flag. - AUTO MAKERS'S NEW SYSTEM NEW YORK, Jan. 25.?Seventy-nine automobile manufacturing companies, owning over 350 verified patents, have agreed upon a system of cross ; licensing for all but the basic patents. . This action will banish the large amount of litigation which the com panies have endured, and will tend to improve the product of all the dif ferent companies. FOREIGN NATIONS BLAMED ' YOU.VGSTOWN, Ohio, Jan. 25. ? From tho secret chamber of the Brand jury r^om, whero the East Youngstow'n riots, during 'which four persons were killed, more than 100 Injured and property to the value of $1,1GOO,000 destroyed, nro being in vestigated, comes word that an inves tigation is hi progress which may be )f international Importance. Prosecutor A. M. Henderson and Henry 9. Ballard, of Columbus, First Assistant Attorney General, refuse to disclose what the Investigation lias revealed specifically, but they admit that indications point to the fact that foreign influences caused the reign of anarchy. What the foreign influences were is known in a general way to the inves tigators. It has bceu learned that in dications point to an international cheme. Foreign governments, who would benefit by the crippling of American concerns engaged in the manufacture of war munitions, had a hand in what at first appeared to bo a disorganized riot, It is said. It also is reported tho grand Jury is investigating the charge that consid erable money was used in investigat ing tho riots. Prosecutor Henderson ? m Mill i l u (imi i in: [rccui j c|/ui v vi iuc grand Jury. In which 79 Indictments involving 26 defendants were return ed. In merely ? scratch on the surface. After working day and night for a vi k most of the riot cases against county prisoners from Kast Youngs own have been disposed of by Squire K. M. Faust A total of 180 defend ants have been arraigned and most of them fined or hold to a grand Jury. MRS. AKED WILL JOIN HUSBAND AT THE HAGUE ?4>? SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 25.? Mrs. Charles K. Aked announced today she would close her homo here and sail from New York this week to Join her husband, tho Rev. Charles F. Aked, it The Hague. In compliance with a cablegram received front him. Aked. recently appointed one of tho Ivc permanent pence delegates of the Ford peace expedition, recently noti fied his congregation hero, at the First Congregational Church, that ho would offer his resignation, returning hero after the conclusion of his peace work. If desired, or would "find an other Job." ? ? ?; DECLARATION OF RIGHT8 OF NATIONS IS ADOPTEO WASHINGTON*. Jan. 25.?The Pan \merlcan "Declaration of the Rights of Nations," prepared by Secretary of State Lansing end Dr. Jamos Scott, have been adopted by tho American ; Institute of International law. The | session was an executive one. | LATE NEWS Seattle?A test case ljas been 1 instituted in the Superior Court I over the removal by Sheriff Hodge, of liquor from the room of J. C. Eden, in the Rainier club. Mr. Eden resented to the action. ( Rome?The Vatican was ad vised this afternoon that the condition of Emperor Franz' Joseph is most grave. ? Geneva?Colonel House, on a secret mission from the United States, arrived this afternoon and departed tonight direct for "Berlin. Seattle?The workers on the i steel vessels at the plant of the | Seattle Construction & Dry . Dock Co., went on a strike this afternoon. The disagreement is ' over piece work. Madrid ? General Weyler. . known as the "Butcher," has ? been appointed president of the ' general staff of the Spanish army which has been created by , Royal decree. Seattle?The Great Northern j . Railway h(is cleared its tracks I near Scenic Hot Springs, and traffic has been resumed. The four missing bodies have been recovered from the wreckage. San Francisco ?Twenty-five lays of continuous storms have greatly crippled the railway lines. For the past two days heavy rain has fallen over the entire State. Washington?Minority Lead er Mann announced today that he will support the administra tion's plans for the nation's mil itary preparedness. He stated America is in more danger from war with England than with Germany. Paris? It is officially stated that the King of Montenegrc has arrived at Lyons for a con ference with the war officials of the Allies. Washington ? Statistics re leased this afternoon show thai the exports for 1915 totaled $3, 555.000.000 which is an in crease of 70 per cent. The trad< balance in America's favor i: $1,750,000,000. IPOLITICS HUMMING IN STATES CHICAGO. Jan. 25.?Tho nomination of candidates for tho Presidency and tho vlco-presldency at tho Republican convention to be held here next June, will from all present Indications bo a cntch-as-cnn affair. This statement was made to the press here this after noon by Chairman HUlcs. Mr. Ililles positively refused to comment on tho subject of Roosevelt as a possibility. "You can Bay for me." ho told the reporters, "thata to my mind tho candldato will be born at the convention. Regtyding the Progressives coming back in the 0. O. P. fold Mr. HUles simply shrugged his shoulders. Then he turned square on the newspaper men and 'aid: "You can say that the field for the approaching race be tween candidates for tho various par ties Is open. If the Progressives do not get nasty about anything, they are welcomed to return. If they get nasty, the Progressives will find that the Republican party is today strong er than It was when tho great unne eossary spilt occurred." Mr. Ililles Indicated that the Demo crats were certainly to bo reckoned with. He even went further and stnted that President Wilson would be a mighty hard man to beat by any combination. Franklin Murphy, national commit teeman from Now Jersey, said today that ho believed the Republicans would be suitable to both tho Repub Means and the Progressives. ROOT OR BORAH WILL BE THE TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN 1 CHICAGO, Jan. 26.?The wiseacres among politicians hero now claim that the cslgns point to Ellhu Root or Sen ator Borah being the two men who will contest for tho temporary chair mnnship when the Reimblican nation al convention meets here In June COURTMARTIAL ACQUITS ' LIEUT.-COL. GOODIER WASHINGTON, Jan. 20.? Lieut. Col. L. T. Goodler, Judge advocato or tho Western Department of the Army, recently tried by courtmartiul at San Francisco on a charge of conduct pre judicial to military discipline, has been acquitted, it was learned here. It was stated on roliablo authority, however, that ho will bo reprimand Jed. Gen. Enoch Crowder, Judgo advo cate feneral of tho army, has com pleted consideration of the caso. The record and verdict will bo considered next by tho President and Secretary of War Garrison. Tho courtmarttal was ordered by the President. It grew out of the state ments alloged to have been made by Col. Goodler, reflecting on tho goner al character of the aviation station at San Diego. GOVERNMENT'S SUIT ON SHIP TRUST DISMISSED WASHINGTON, Jan. 26.?Tho Su prerae Court has ordered the dismis sal of tho government's suit under the Sherman anti-trust law against the so-called Atlantic steamship trust on the ground that tho case was now a moot one, tho Europoan war hav ing accomplished tho result asked for Tho dismissal was ordered "without prejudice to tho right of the govern ment to bring an action at Borne fu ture date." The suit of the government was dl reeled against tho general pool agree ment between thop rlnclpnl trans-At lantic steamship lines for distribution and allotment of steerage traffic and the fixing of rates therefor. U. 8. AND CANADIANS STOCKS ARE IN GREAT DEMAND IN FRANCE NEW YORK, Jan. 26.?A New York American Paris cnble says that Unlt od States and Canadian stocks, listed In Paris are In great demand, even [ tho government buying them through ( tlie rtnnquo of Paris and the Roth schilds, taking up United States rail 'f road bonds and Argentine securities in the French market and reselling them In America. WAGES ADVANCED TO LEVEL t DENVER, Jan. 25.?The Colorado - Fuel & Iron company, whose big steel . plant Is located at Pueblo, has an 4 nounced that the wages of its steel workers will be advanced to tho same i lovel as paid by the United States Steel Corporation.