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VOL VII., NO. 987. JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 1916. PRICE TEN CENTS DEFENSE LS URGED PRESIDENT IS OFF ON TOUR OF COUNTRY Wilson Begins Campaign for National Defense which Will Last Two Weeks?Will Treat the Question with the Greatest Frankness?Cabinet Wholly in Spirit with the Chief Execu tive?Bryan May Follow Wilson, According to Announce ment. WASHINGTON. Jan. 26.?President Woodrow WHson starts tonight on a mission that he. as well as the great majority of the administration offi cials believe, will be the greatest two ?weeks' epoch of his life. Ho begins a speech making campaign that will extend from New York City to Kan- j sas City, and which will include many of the principal centers between these two cities, addressing the peo ple on the question of national de fense. President Wilson will leave at mid night tonight for New York City where he will make two speeches. One address will be before the Rail road Business Association at a din ner given in his honor, and immed iately following this, he will be taken to the annual banquet of the Moving Picture Board of Trade of America, where he will deliver a speech he has prepared and which will be one of the key notes of the administration's plans for defense. Accompanying the President on his trip will be Mrs. Wilson, his bride: Private Secretary* Tumulty, and Dr. Grayson. From New York City Pres ided Wilson will return here in time to attend rhe dinner given by Secre tary McAdoo Friday night. At midnight Friday the President and. hi- party will again take up the cam paign and will leave for Pittsburgh where an address will be made on that date. ^ ; This afternoon the President call ed his Cabinet together and for two! hours he discussed with his advisers the gist of the important features in hla forthcoming speeches. Every member of the Cabinet agreed that the President should treat the ques tion with the greatest frankness and tell the country that the United States of America needs a large | army and navy because of the pres. j ent condition In the world at l-?rgc. The President read several extracts 1 from the various speeches he will make and his utterances gained im mediately the praise of the Cabinet members. While the Cabinet session was be ing held. Information was brought to ' the President that It had been re ported that Former Secretary of ! State William J. Bryan hail announc- . ed that he may follow the President on his speaking tour The report came from Representative Bailey, of Pennsylvania, who had stated that ' ho had received a letter from Mr. ' Bryan, written at the latter's homo In . Florida, In which the statement was made that Mr. Bryan is "willing to go any place at any time where ho can be of servic" to the cause of peace." The President and the members of the Cabinet made no statements for publication. The President simply smiled and by gestures seemingly si lently announced that Mr. Bryan j' could do as he wished. The Presi dent himself Is not at all uneasy of ? what Mr. Bryan can accomplish. The President believes that the people ( themselves are for n national defense. ; One man. the President believes who 1 is In direct opposition to self-protec tion. cannot influence the mass who ' are for protection. GOETHALS TO TALK DEFENSE WASHINGTON. Jan. 26. ? Major General George W. Goethals. Gover- J nor of the Panama Canal Zone. Is expected to leave Panama tomorrow, coming here for the purpose of ap pearing before Congressional commit tees to discuss the Panama canal troops, fort i.lcat lor s and appropria tions PANAMA, Jan. 26.?It Is expected that Col. Goehtals will leave tomorrow for Washington. D. C. He is today preparing to Issue a statement rela tive to the condition of the Panama canal, with special reference to the reopenlrg of the waterway to light draft vessels. Major Genera! Goethals today said he had named a special board, com posed of Lieutenant Colonel Jay J. Morrow. W. H. Comber, head of dredg ing operations of the canal, and Com mander Hutch I. Cone, to study condi tions at the Gaillard Cut, where the canal Is blocked by a landslide. Upon the report of this board Major Gener al Goethals said ho will base his con templated statement. It is understood that fortifications, for which appropriations are likely to be made, will include forts on the Tabcga and Atoke Islands, and also st Minefield and on the Pearl Islands. The construction of a modern fortifi cation on the site of the ancient town of San Lorenzo at the mouth of the Chagres also is understood to be un der consideration. FRANZ LEHAR IS FREED VIENNA. Jan. 26.?Freedom from j military service for the duration of; the war has been granted to Franz j Lehar, the composer. STOCK QUOTATIONS. NEW YORK. Jan. 26.?Alaska Gold closed today at 24. Butte and Super ior at 77. Chlno at 53%. Ray at 24% and Utah Copper at 79. Fopper metal closed at 24. + + + * + + + + + **?? + ?? + WEATHER REPORT. ? + For the past 24 honrs, ending + + 3:00p. m. today: + + Maximum?18 above. ? + Minimum?7 above. + + Clear. + At three o'clock this after- + + noon the reading was 13 above. 4> + + ?> + + + + + + + ?> + + ??> + ? CUT OFF BY SMOKE A I MAN JUMPS TO DEATH IN FIRE AT SEATTLE ?4? SEATTLE. Jan. 26. ? Three work men were caught In the smoke from a bad fire fn the Talbot-Walker build ing. on First avenue south, this morning, and one becoming crazed with fear. Jumped from a window on the fifth floor of the building and was killed. The other two. when exits to fire escapes were cut ofT. appeared at other windows on the fifth floor and Jumped. They landed In fire nets which were stretched on the street and escaped uninjured. The building !s occupied by Bowie & Company. The damage Is estlmat ed at $50,000 to the building and stock. The origin Is a mystery . r ? SENATOR STONE SAYS UNITED STATES WILL BE SAFE FROM ALL WAR WASHINGTON. -Ian. 26.? Senator Stone asserted In a short speech to- 1 day that when the war In Europe Is i brought to a conclusion, the United < States would be safer from Europe- i an Invasion than ut any time in the ; past fifty years. However. Senator | Stone, much to the astonishment of - his colleagues, announced that even < at that he was an advocate for pre- < paredness In a mild way. , McTAGUE VS SALES CASE HAS GONE TO THE JURY The arguments of the attorneys In the case of John McTague vs John Sales were finished at 2 o'clock this afternoon and the case was given to the Jury shortly afterward. Under the instruction of Judge Jennings the Jury was directed to return a verdict for the pla'ntifT on two counts, which were admitted by the defendants. The first cause of action, which was for goods sold amounting to $162.56 and the third cause, amounting to $21, were admitted and a verdict for these amounts was directed. The controversy is over the second cause of action. The plaintiff alleges that a large bill of goods was sold to Sales and his partner, with the under standing that Sales would be respon s'ble. Sales alleges that he notified McTague that the partnership had been dissolved some time in March and that he would not be responsible for goods sold after that time. BELIEVES GERMANY WILL YIELD PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 26.?A spec ial from Washington says that Amer ican naval officers believe that Ger many will yield fully to the American demands on submarine warfare so that the United States as champion of international law and advocate of freedom of the seas may compel Eng land to abolish or moderate its block ade of Germany which Is strangling that country, a factory nation. BIG SHIPMENT Of SCOTCH IS |HELD ON BOAT SEATTLE, Jnn. 26.?After coming all the way from the United Kingdom In the hold of the Steamship Crown of Seville, 250 cases of Scotch ixhlsk ey consigned to the Goldle-Klencrt Distributing Company, was not per mitted to be landed at Pier 5. Prose cuting Attorney Lundln made a ruling on this matter several days ago, and this morning sent word to tho au thorities at the dock that his ruling must be obeyed. One hundred of the cases were sold to a Seattle druggist in December, but delivery cannot bo inado here, unless the shipment is accompanied by a per mit issued by the county auditor's of fice. According to tho dry law the pormit must be placed on tho package where the sale Is made and no sales can be made In this statu. Consequently the entire shipment will have to be taken to San Francis co on the steamer. Then the drug gist will tako out a permit, mail It to San Francisco and his 100 cases will t>e granted entry into tho state. ? ?? ? POLICEMAN MARGETT IS CLEARED OF CHARGES OF GRAFT?GRAND JURY CASE SEATTLE, Jan. 26?Policeman E. F. Marge't was this afternoon found tot guilty of the crime of accepting protection money from prostitutes. The jury was out twenty hours. Margett was arrested several months igo on the charge of accepting mon ey, but at the time said ho would cas Jy beat the case. When tho recent ;rand jury met an indictment was ro amed against him. The trial has jecn watched with great Interest as Margett is one of tho best known offi cers on the police force and has had i :he confidence of his chiefs. ? ? ? GERMAN.AIR RAID EXPECTED NEW YORK, Jan. 26.?Cable advic es say that the London Daily Mail | ;lves prominence to an article signed , >y Squadron Commander Billing, who ; laps ho resigned his commission In j he naval air service for the purpose! >f advocating a more efficient de ense of Londou again impending air j ?ads. Tho writer asserts that the Jermans are actively preparing for n ?aid on a most extensive death-deal ng scale, compared with which all previous raids were but mere child's play. BERLIN CLAMORS FOR FOOD C0PENAHGEN7 Jan. 26.?The Ger man press bertays an Increasing ilarm over the food problem. On one j land the poorer class Is clamoring igalnst what they teem the extortion ; iractlced bv producers and speculat 1 >rs In necessities of life, while on he other the statement is made that! he increased cost of fodder for ani nals and other expenses connected .vltli the production of foodstuffs force tellers to demand even more than he maximum prices fixed by the gov jrnraent in order to avoid disposing >f their wares at a loss, or at no prof- j t at nil. The Cologne Volkszeitung recently demanded the appointment >f an economic dictotor to handle the natter. PEOPLE ARE HUNGRY AMSTERDAM, Jan. 26.?The Ber liner Zeitung says: "It is difficult to imagine that things could grow worse Just now without some crown ing disaster. The masses of the peo ple are hungry all day long, many ar ticles of food having reached a price wholly beyond the reach of families if the working class. Hunger rcn lers people sullen and deprives them if all Joy in victories, though all the bells are ringing anl fags are con stanty waving." PLOT TO DESTROY PORTLAND Portland, Me., Jan. 26. ? j Enough dynamite sticks to de I stroy the entire city were found ? by the police this afternoon. The dynamite was found clev erly hidden in a hole under the deserted dry dock. It is believ ed that the explosive was intend ed to destroy the plants of the Marine, Hardware and Equip ment Company, of this city. The company has received many rush orders for shell from the allies during the past six months. AMSTERDAM, Jan. 26.?El even men and women were kill ed this morning, and two hun dred were injured in an explo sion at the munitions factory at Offenbach Hesse. Part of the city was wrecked by the explo sion and it is believed that many dead will be found beneath the ruins. Washington, Jan. 26. ? Ad miral McCowan, paymaster general of the navy, told the i House naval committee today that the opening of the coal fields of Alaska, which would , follow the completion of the , government railroad, would again make coal, instead of fuel oil, the logical fuel for the fleet maintained dn the Pacific Coast. Washington, Jan. 26.?Presi dent Wilson- today stated that 1 he favjrs the creation of an in dependent ton-partisan tariff commission with broad powers which will enable the committee < to investigate thoroughly the tariff and duties; relations be tween industries at home and abroad and $i fact the entire tariff and commercial machinery 1 of the worlds ? ?-???? - ? . - a SERBIA IS NOT BEATEN: |( THEY ARE WITH ALLIES TO THEIR LAST BREATH CORFU, Jan. 26.?"Serbia will nev er bo beaten while there 1h a single Serb left to tight. Many of us arc ( still alive. We are with the allies to ] the last breath." This wns tho de- ? clnrat'on made today by Premior 1 Pasitch. Ho made this statement In ' answer to the report that had boon 1 generally clrcuhitcd, that Serbia was about to ask for separato peace with . the Teutonic Allies. "Never." continued tho premier, "will we usk for peace, collectively or ' separately." The remarks have ! stirred the Serbs to greater action and , that they are back of Premier Pasitch, , is evidenced on all sides. NEW KING OF SERBIA BOSTON, Jan. 26.?A Rome special ( says that an illegitimate son of the , late King Milan of Serbia has been ] proclaimed king of Serbia by the Aus- j trian and German authorities. He has been living at Vienna and went recent ly to Belgrade. JUDGE THOMAS BURKE , IS AT DEATH'8 DOOR SEATTLE, Jan. 26.?Judge Thorn- i as Burke, president of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, is believed to bo at death's door. A surgical oper ation of a serious nnturo was per formed late yesterday and the an nouncement was made this afternoon that the Judge's condition Is grave. FORTUNE HUNTER MIZNER WILL NOW WED MRS. BELMONT SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 2G.?Mrs. H. 0. P. Bolmont, the society lender of New York City, Is to wed again. Her next husband w!U bo Addison Mizner, the well known San Fran cisco urtlst and adventurer at largo. This announcement la ruado In let ters received today from New York by local society leaders nnd the re port is accopted as truo. Addison Mizner has been one of the good sports of the White Way in many cities. He Is a brother of Wll boh Mizner, the well known Alaska adventurer, who married Mrs. Chas. T. Yerkos, widow of tho Traction King. His other brother Is Edgar Mizner, one of tho early Yukoners, who was for many years general manager of the Northern Commer cial company. The sporting blood runs through the veins of all of tho Mlznors and they have always been haled as real fellows. PARTISAN POLITICS PLAYING PART WITH INTERVENTION PLAN WASHINGTON, Jan. 26.?It was an nounced at tho White House this morning that tho President and other admlnstratlon -leaders believe that there Is a deliberate plot on foot to agitate Intervention In Mexico. It Is freely stated that absolutely parti san politics are back of tho plan. Tho arguments. It Is stated, have only been advanced by n small handful of Republicans who are not classed In tho first ranks of politics. AMERICAN SECURITIES GOING NEW YORK, Jan. 26.- American se curities are being handed over to the British government, in accordance, with tho securities mobilization plan. In such numbers that the Bank of England has found It necessary to extend the hours for their receipt J BIG DRUG MERGER. NEW YORK, Jan. 26.? President j Liggett of the United Drug Company; says that the chain drug store war between the United Drug nnd the Rl ker-James companies has cq&ORQIC thai. $2,000,000. A merger of the two companies, he said, would bo complet ed by the first of February. GERMAN RATIONS CUT WASHINGTON, Jan. 26.?A Berlin 1 official dispatch states that Germany j has cut the grain ration from 225 to 200 grams per capita dally. In order to accumulate, If possible, a reserve of food to meet any eventualities, from a poor harvest nevt year. PLEDGED TO HUGHES ? NEW YORK, Jan. 26.?The atato i lelegatlon will go to the Republican national convention at Chicago June r pledged to support JuRtlee Charles E. Hughes as Its candidate for the Presidential nomination. WAITING FOR CAR; DIES. CHATTANOOGA. Tenn., Jan. 26.? Captain E. M. Drewcry. prominent In state mllltury circles, fell dead of heart disease here this afternoon as he was wnltlng for a street car. PRAISE FOR HARRISON WASHINGTON. Jan. 26. ? High pralso of the administration In the Philippines of Governor-General Har rison Is Included In a special report on the Islands by Brigadier General Frank Mclntyre, chief of tho Insular Burau. General Mclntyre made a personal study of conditions last fall visiting all of the principal places In the islands to gather data for his re port, which lias been submitted to the President and Congress. DEATH STARING CREW IN EACE WHEN HELP ARRIVES Tho Andrew Kelly, a steam halibut boat from Prince Rupert, arrived in Juneau today bringing a story of the rescuo of 'the steam halibut boat James Carruthers in the Alaska Gulf, from possible wreck and starva tion of the crew. The James Carruther9, when found by thp Kelly, had only enough coal in the bunkers to steam ten miles and was entirely out of provisions. The crew had been chopping ice contin uously for 48 hours in order to keep the boat from turning turtle and were absolutely exhausted. The James Carruthers left Prince Rupert on Jan. 2 for the Mlddleton Island Banks, with coal and provisions on board..for a 21 day cruise, expect ing to return within twelve days. Af ter she had been overdue for 8 days the Kelly was started out to search for her. She was found yesterday out of coal and provisions, and was sup plied from the Kolly. She then pro ceeded to Ketchikan, the Kelly com ing here to refit "The James Carruthers was cover I ed with ice. Her ventilators and up oer works were coated a foot and a ' half thick with solid ice when we found her and the crew wero exhaust ed from 48 hours of continuous ice chopping," said Captain Charles Hills, of the Andrew Kelly today to an Em pire reporter. "She could not have lasted four hours longer if we had not picked her up. She had so much Ice on her decks and upper works that she was top heavy and was making heavy weather of it. Her dories had filled solid with ice and had been chopped away, an as had her buoys and all of her upper works which could possibly be spared. Ono man had been slightly injured through slipping on the icy decks and several of them had been frost bit ten." said Capt. Hills. The James Carruthers is in com mand of Captain Knighthall and car ries a crew of about 20 men. She is a steel steamboat and is one of a fleet of throe ships fishing out of Prince Rupert. The James Carruth ers first gained fame as tbo boat to Introduce the system of fishing with long line trawls which nro worked from ihc ship Instead of being set with dories. This Is the system of fishing followed In tho North Sea and was first Introduced on this coast about two years ago. It was found to work successfully and the other boats of the fleet were fitted the same way. The American fishing boats are gradually following suit Tho new system allows more lines to he set with less men and also tends to do away with tho danger of the men being lost from the small dories. The James Carruthers had about 60,000 pounds of flsh on board when found by the Andrew Kelly. Captain IIIlls reports rough weath er on the outside making it impos sible to fish and reports that all of the boats which were on the banks have sought shelter until tho storm abates. Tho Andrew Kelly will take coal and provisions here and will then leave for some placo close to the fish ing grounds in readiness to take ad vantage of a break in tho storm. TURKS FOR PEACE HAVE HAD ALL THEY WANT IN GAME OF WAR Startling Announcement Is Received in Paris that Heir Appar ent to Throne of Turkey, with Support of High Turkish Officials, Is Asking for Settlement?Great Struggle Has Started on Western Front ? Germans Are Trying To Pierce Lines?Kaiser's Birthday Is the Incentive PARIS. Jan. 26.?The most startling news received here for many weeks ' came in an announcement roceived 'today, its source of which is believed 1 to be from authentic centers, in which | It is declared that the heir apparont | to the throne of Turkey is seeking to I bring ubout a separate peace. The announcement further states that the heir apparent is.working In conjunction with high' Turkish offi cials, who have been directly in spired with Kaiser William's own se cret agents. Tho announcement that peace is to be sought by Turkey has created tho tlrst real sensation for months. In the best Informed official circles of Paris, entire credence is given to this latest sensation. It haB been known for several weeks that both Germany and Austria-Hungary were a trifle in doubt about the Tigris campaign, ow ing to the fact that the Turkish army I officials had not agreed on this new movement. It is further known that Turkey has had about enough of the war. as its long campaign in the Dardanelles will testify. Another re port received today states that tho Teutonic powers, now that Serbia ha3 been occupied, desire to put all of their strength on the Russian wings and at tho same timo sharpen tho attacks in Belgium and against tho French and British lines elso where. BERLIN, Jan. 26.?The announce ment that Turkey Jb to sue for sepa rate peace rceclvcd no confirmation from any of the military authorities LONDON, Jan. 26. ? The morning newspapers emphasize the fact that a renewal of heavy lighting has be gun "oh the western front Tho situ ation is reported to be most serious. The Germans are desperately trying to break through tho French lines close to Flanders. The German activ lty is expected to reach its height on Thursday, when Emperor William will celobrato his birthday. It has been reported from tho army headquarters on the western front that tho Ger man soldiers and the olllccrs have sent to the Kaiser their congratula tions and asked him to watch the de velopments on their front. The offi cers have stated that If It Is possible for human power, the greatest birth day present any Monarch could de sire, will be delivered to him. This fact has caused the admiralty to announce that terrific struggles aro now taking place between the Teutonic allies and the Entente al lies. If the worse happens, the Ad mlralty believes that the English people should have some Inkling of a turn In tho tide of war. TELEGRAPHIC BITS OF , NEWS IN TABLOID FORM; YOUXGSTON. OHIO?The striking steel workers accepted terms of a 10 percent Increase and returned to < work. BUTTE?A twenty-five percent ad- j vanco in pay has been granted to the I 25,000 mine and smelter employees' here and at Anaconda and Great' Falls. SAN FRANCISCO?Tho Pullman car porters have been informed that they will shortly be given an increase in wages. SEATTLE?T. Tnkana, Japanese i proprietor of a drug store, arrested on ' n charge of selling wood alcohol, caus-> ing the death of several men, has been j released on ball, hut a complaint of' manslaughter will be lodged against him LONDON?Th<? labor newspaper Forward, published at Glasgow, has had its publication stopped by Mr. Lloyd George, for unwholesome re marks. TOKIO?Four young political agita tors have been arrested for tho recent attempt on the life of Count Okuma. the Japanese premier. SEATTLT?A permit has been tak en out for a new nlho story building to be erected for tho Arctic Club at Third Avenue and Cherry street SAN FRANCISCO?A $126,000 lco skating rink Is being erected to be ready for use In four months SEWARD ? Steamer Dora arrives from tho Westward after one of the stormiest trips recorded. WASHINGTON ? Tueton diplomats and representatives of neutral nations were guests of President nnd Mrs. Wilson last night at a dinner. SEWARD?Captain Cramer and the crow of the Traveller aro at Seldovla. It was believed they had been mar ooned on Fire Island. AKRON?Freddie Welsh and John Crifllths fight twelve round draw. PORTLAND?Tho officers of the Oregon state Federation of I^ibor are opposeil to the military plan of pre paredness. FRANKFURT. Ky.?A bill has been drafted In tho upper house providing 'or state.wide prohibition. SHORTAGE OF SERVANTS NEW YORK, Jan. 26.?A shortage of 60.000 servants In tho United States may lead to the formation of an asso ciation of employment t.gents with tho object of sending agents abroad to spread Information nnd stimulate emigration. The shortage, caused by the war. Is expected to continue af terward because of tho foreign emi gration restrictions. MAROONED PARTY IS NOW SAPE Jnck McDonald. who nlways rea dies people when they are In troublo, no matter of what nature# returned this morning, with the party from Lynn canal who were wrecked and then marooned at Auk Point last week. By the quickness of the action of tho Govornor's office, six persons were suved from being frozen to death or from death by starvation. Early Monday morning It was re ported fo the Governor's office that natives und a white man. who left Hoouah lost week before tho storm started, had been wrecked on Sen tlncl Island and were, at tho time the report was received, at Auk Point, Buffering. Jack McDonald was Immed iately told to go to tho party's re lief. Engaging the little gas boat W. A- Kelly, commanded by the Mur ray brothers, tho trip was started In the very teeth of the gale. Late last night Mr. McDonald returned with his party, his work had been accom plished und done well. The party I was found with the frost gradually enveloping their bodies and with only a scant supply of grub on hand. In tho party were James Johnnlo and Lillio Johnnie of Ketchikan; Dick Williams, of Hoonah and also John Frank. Bob Williams and Annie Adams, a Russian, also of Hoonah. They arc none tho worse today from their experience. ? ~ ? WILD FOLLY TO + + START TROUBLE IN * + OLD MEXICO + ? * + AUSTIN, Texas. Jan. 26.? + + Let those men In Congress who + + are now condemning President + + Wilson and demanding that wo + * Interfere In Mexico roaltzo :ho + * fact that the United Static Is * wholly unprepared for war + + with Mexico," said Governor + + Ferguson In a statement today. ?> + "In the present state of our + + nrmy and navy It will be the + + wildest folly to attempt the 4 + pacification of Mexico by force + + and yet, until conditions are + + Improved, we must sit silently + * by and seo our citizens raur- + + derod by savages. -k + "We need not seriously con- * + cern ourselves about a demand 4 * for reparation until wo are In + a position to compel our de- ? + mands to bo respected." + * * Tttt + TT + 'f When you want something ? any thing?In Printing that Is really fine, let The Empire do tho work for you.