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HTHE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE H
"ALLTHE NEWS ALL THE TIME"
VOL. VIII, NO II6L JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1916. ' PRICE TEN CENTS
RUSSIANS DRIVEN FROM THE CARPATHIANS
BOMB SET OFF ON SEATTLE WHARF
SIXTY MEN IN
SEATTLE NEAR
DEATH ON DOCK
Contrivance Exploded on
Pacific Coast Pier at
an Early Hours This
Morning.
ANOTHER DOCK ON FIRE
Phosphorous Balls Are
Used; Police Believe
Deeds Committed
by Strikers.
SEATTLE. Aug. 18.?The water
front section was awakened early
this morning by a series of explo-'
sions which came from the direction
of Pier D of the Pacific Coast
Steamship Company, which is at the
foot of King Street. Extra police
men were rushed to the scene and
discovered that bombs had been ex
ploded beneath the dock close to
where sixty strike breakers were
sleeping in specially constructed
quarters. The explosion tore a
hole in the dock ten feet in diame
ter. None of the sleepers were in
jured.
The waterfront patrol claimed:
that about midnight last night a
motor boat sped away from the dock
and disappeared in the mist which
was overhanging the bay. The
bomb or bombs are believed to
have been set at that time.
Early last evening Pier 4, occu- j
pied by Dodwell & Co.. was fired
by means of phosphorous balls.
The damage was small.
The police believe that the work i
at both docks was caused by strik
ing longshoremen who are now be
coming ugly since their demands
have been flatly and finally turned J
down.
A ITATIirT) TIArrtr OPT nrrur
n.J.1 U 1 X1XJ.U i/VVIk OLl AI IXVij.
Seattle, Aug. 18.?Striking long
shoremen attempted to burn the Al
aska Steamship Company's dock.:
Pier 2. last night. James Murphy!
a member of the striking longshore
men. was the one who hurled a
bottle of phosphorus through the
warehouse window starting a blaze
which was soon extinguished. His
act was witnessed by Patrolman R.
R. Kolby who amsted Murphy at
the point of a gun. the latter threat
ened to shoot the officer.
I STEA>1ER MOVE.ME NTS \
*
and Mail Information
1 I
On account of the cable bo-,
ing down it is impossible to
j secure accurate news of the
steamt,r movements. The fol
lowing list is as nearly correct
as the agents and the Em
pire can figure the arrivals.
NOW BOUND NORTH.
City of Seattle is expected to
morrow morning with mall. 1
Humboldt Is expected late to- j
night or tomorrow morning
| with mail.
Mariposa u expected rrom the j
south tomorrow morning at
| 2 o'clock.
AI-KI Is expected from the i
south Monday.
| SCHEDULED SAILINGS. i
: Princess Alice Is scheduled to
sail from Voncouver toraor- !
row night.
I Jefferson is expected to sail
from Seattle Sunday.
Admiral Evans is scheduled to
I sail from Seattle tomorrow. I
Prince George is scheduled to
sail from Seattle Monday.
I SOUTHBOUND SAILINGS. |
Alameda has not reached Skag- j
way. Is expected southbound J
! tonight or tomorrow foro- :
| noon.
I Prince Rupert is scheduled to !
sail southbound tomorrow {
night.
Admiral Farragut Is expected I
southbound Tuesday,
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AUTO BANDITS ARE
TERRORIZING THE
PEOPLE OF CHICAGO
Robberies Occurring in
the Night Time and
Police Have Been
Utterly Foiled.
CHICAGO. Aug. 18.--Crime has
broken out in the southwest section
of the city and the people are ter
rorized by a series of auto bandit
hold-ups on saloons and other es
tablishments which keep open late
at night. So far no clues have been
established and in spite of extra
plain clothes men in the district |
hourly reports of hold-ups are re
ceived at district police headquar
ters. .Last night three hold-ups
occurred within three blocks of each
other within three hours.
Late this afternoon the police
claimed that they have evidence ?
that the auto bandits wore leadby;
two women dressed in male attire. (
Developments are expected.
COUNTERFEITERS i
CAUGHT AND BIG ;
PLOT FRUSTRATED i
V
Secret Service Agents J
Unearth a Conspiracy I
to Flood Country b
with Bunk Stuff.
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STAMPS ALSO SEIZED ?
ii
NEW YORK. Aug. 18?A conspir- P
acy to circulate millions of dollars r
worth of counterfeit silver certlll- K
catcs of the United States treas
ury notes has been frustrated by
Chief Flynn of the United States
secret service. s
Stamps and specially prepared pa
per was secured in the raid which h
resulted in the arrest of eight njen 0
and one woman. There wore mil- 1
lions of the certificates all ready for
distribution. Plans seized in the
raid showed that a number of agents e
were to be stationed in various parts 11
of the country for the distribution ' ^
of the counterfeits. It is not be- r
licvcd that any of the notes have '
been sent out. P
Chief Flynn expects to make oth- '
??r arrests, one possibly in San ^
Francisco and another In Denver. n
Secret service agents in New Or- n
leans believe that several agents are I0
there and arrests will also follow. j ^
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FRENCH PROTEST |
TO POPE ON THE t
GERMAN CRUELTY !
a
!.
Anti - Christian Methods
of the Germans Calls f
Forth Demands for
a Cessation.
ACCUSATIONS ARE MADE '
11
ROME, Aur. 18.?The French car
dinals and archbishops, as well as
the clergy and laymen, have appealed
to the pope protesting strongly
against "the vandalism of the Ger- r
mans and their inhuman treatment
of the French population." and im
ploring him "to stand by his perse- J
cuted children."
The appeals also condemn the "an
ti-Christian methods of the enemy."
The Vatican Is making a careful
summary of all the accusations and '
the evidence will be submitted to I
the Prussian and Bavarian ministers j 1
accredited to the holy see, who are11
now residing in Switzerland. 1
It is believed that the pope will';
use al this influence in interceding
with Germany in behalf of the
French population in occupied torrl- <
tory. especially asking for better J
treatment for the women, children <
and old men. 1
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EMPIRE'S classifieds pay. I
BREMERTON IS
TO HAVE LARGE
YARD FOR NAVY
Pacific Coast Is Winner
in Its Fight for the
Construction of
Battleships.
LOSES SUBMARINE BASt
Navy Bill Is Enrolled and
Now Ready for the
Signature of
President.
WASHINGTON. Auk. 18. ? The
'aclflc coast won tho fight for a1
lattleship construction navy yard
it Bremerton, but lost the right for
i submarine and transport base on
lie Columbia river. Tho Senate al
owod the request of tho Oregon
Senators for a base and yard for,
he construction and supplying of'
ubmarincs and transports on the,
Columbia river, but the Houso naval
if fairs committee held that there
hould be more concentration rather
han further distribution of the na- i
al bases. It is proposed to make!
ho Bremerton navy yard one of J
he best in the world, with equip-:
acnt that will enable it to" do any
/ork In naval construction that can
e dono anywhere.
Largest Plan In History
The naval bill has been enrolled
nd engrossed and is now ready j
or the signature of the President,
nd that ho will sign it is assurrcd.
t provides for tho greatest building
lan In history, and carries approp- i
lations for that purpose that ng
re gate $312,891,000.
Wilt Aid Industries
NEW YORK. Aug. 18.?The pas
age ol the naval appropriations j1
ill and the assurance that It will
ecomc a law has served to strength
n the copper and iron situation ,
hough both were already strong. It ,
i admitted here that the naval
ullding plan is a great deal more
xtensivc than it was believed that
t would be possible to secure from
'ongress earlier in the session. The ,
esult is regarded as a victory for,(
'resident Wilson g^id the Navy Dc
artment. and it is believed that I
ho turn of events in Europe, which
las made the prospect of peace |
lore remote than it seemed a few
lonths ago, aided them to win as
asily as they did.
SEATTLE MARINER
DROWNS AS FALLS
FROM HIS CRAFT
SEATTLE. Aug. 18.?Captain Fred,
lency. a pioneer steamship man of!
he coast former master of the tug |
iea Foam, fell overboard last night
rom his boat and was drowned. The i
ccidcnt happened in Lake Washing-'
on.
MERGER IS PLANNED
OF BOTH FRUIT AND
FISHING CANNERIES
SAN FRANCISCO. Auk. 18.?There
s talk of a big merger here. If
he deal Is put through the Alaska
'ackers Assoc atlons will merge with
he largest fruit cannery concern In
'allfornla and the Hawilan islands,
n the Islands the pineapple can
lerlcs will be taken tfndcr one con
ro'- JL2S
\MERICAN LAKE TO
BE USED FOR CAMP
OF BUSINESS MEN
SEATTLE. Aug. 18.?The United
states government has authorized
:he holding of the Business Men's
military training camp at American
Lake. This camp will be inaugu
rated Aug. 28th and will termin
ate Sept. 23rd.
TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 18.?It bo
urne certain today that Dr. Eva
Harding of Topeka, a suffrage lcad
sr, had won the Democratic nomin
ation for Congressman in the First
District over Rev. H. J. Corwine,
In the recent state-wide primary.
earthquakes
! continue on
1 italy's coast
ROMK. Aug. 18. ? Twenty-five
earthquake shakes have occurred
about Ancona during the last twen
ty-four hours. Ono hundred thou
sand Inhabitants on the coast from
Rlmino to sixty miles south havo
suffered and the property damago
Is reported to bo heavy. The num
bers of lives lost is still unreported.
sewMfears
hughes opposes
the alaska r.h
Candidate Is Asked to
Endorse Government
Project but Turns
Alaskans Down.
G. 0. P. TO THROTTLE
Ballaine Says It Is An
Open Secret Capitalists
Will Endeavor to
Stop the Work.
Telegrams rccoivcd by The Em
pire today from Seward and Seattle
Ray that great indignation exists
at Seward and in Alaska circles at
Seattle because of the refusal of
Charles K. Hughes, Republican nom
inee for President, to commit him
self to the completion of the gov
ernment railroad that has been star
ted in Alaska, or for the extension
of government railroad work in the
Territory. Great efforts were made
by Republicans In Seward and Se
attle to get him to make a clear
cut and positive declaration In spc
cillc terms that he would, If elected,
favor the continuation of the rail
road and wagon road development in
Aluska, but the best they could get
from him was a short 21-word
statement that he favors the devel
opment of Alaska.
Asks Hughes for Statement.
The Evening Post of Seward, an I
independent paper with Republican
leanings heretofore inelncd to sup
port Delegate Wickersham, wired its
correspondent at Seattle to get a
statement from Mr. Hughes while
ho was in that city relative to the
policy that his administration would
adopt toward the government rail
road in Alaska. The Seward pa
per's Seattle correspondent saw the
publicity man of the Republican
National Committee that Is accom
panying Mr. Hughes, who promised
to consult Mr. Hughes about the
matter.
Hughes Was Very Brief.
John E. Baliatnc, a candidate for
the Republican nomination for Con
gress in the Seattle district, who is
heavily interested in the townsite
of Seward, also asked Mr. Hughes
for a positive Btatcinent, telling hltn
that there was a report, bearing
all the car-marks of authenticity, in
circulation that the Republicans, if
they should come into power, would
kill the government railroad pro
ject in Alaska. Mr. Hughes in his
speech that night simply said: "You
have a great empire in Alaska. I
want to sec It developed."
Further Efforts Futile.
Not satisfied with this situation,
the Seward Evening Post sent a tel
egram directly to Mr. Hughes at
Portland, and other Influence was
brought to bear upon tho candidate
to declare himself, as the reportB
that a Republican regime would put
an end to the government railroad
work in Alaska were again in circu
lation. At Portland Mr. Hughes
simply ropeated his Scattlo speech.
Refusal Looks Bad.
In viow of the efforts that were
made to secure specific statements
from Mr. Hughes regarding his pro
posed attitude toward Alaska, his
refusal to say more than to make
the general statement that he, wants
to see Alaska dcvolopcd is taken
at Seward to mean that government
(Continued on Page 8.)
INFATUATED MAN
SLAYS A WOMAN
AND ONE OTHER
Prominent Vancouverite
Killed in Seattle on
Street by Lover of
His Wife.
ASSASSIN NOTCAPTURED
Police Puzzled Over the
Double Murder; Slayer
Left Wealth in a
Hotel Safe.
SEATTLE, Aug. 18. ? Mri. Col
lingson died this forenoon. The
slayer, Frank von Oehyda, is still
at large.
Seattle, Aug. 18.?J. A. (Jack)
Collingson, a well known business
man of Vancouver, was shot and
killed last nlRht, and Mrs. Colling
son, formerly known as Henrietta
Eastman was believed fatally wound
ed. The deed was done by Frank
von Dchyda, a Belgian.
Beforo Mrs. Collingson, or East
man, was taken to the hospital
where she sank Into unconsciousness,
die showed letters to the police
which stated that von Dehyda was
Infatuated with her and had prom
ised to kill her unless she would
marry him. .
Slayer Escapes
The case Is hard .'or the pollco to
unravel on account of the slayer es
caping so soon after committing the
deed, one of the principals being .
dead and the other dying.
As far as can be learned from lo
cal people and those from Vancouv
er now in the city, Henrietta Enst
man had lived with von Dehyda in ,
Belgium for ten years but came to; j
America shortly before the war!,
broke put. He followed her across |;
the continent and together they pur- |
chased u rooming house in Van- (
ccuvcr. ,
rivcniuaiiy uomngSun snuwuu up-i.
on the sccno ami according to tliosn! *
who claim to know the two wore i (
married about a year ago.
Run Out of Vancouver
Von Dehyda was run out of Van-! ?
couvcr shortly after the start of the I (
war because of his German sympa
thies and came here. He kept writ- ,
ing to Mrs. Colllngson but Bho told
him she was married and her whole
life had been changed.
Last Sunday ho wired the woman
in the case that he was sick and {
wanted to talk business with her.'
She came to Seattle and Colllngson.;
fearing that something would hap
pen, followed on the next boat. She j,
finally brought tho two men togeth- i
er and believed everything was ami- j
cably settled between the two.
Shooting on Street
Last night Colllngson and tho wo
man were out walking. Without any j
warning von Dehyda met the couple
on the street and fired two shots,
the first dropped Colllngson. dead,
and the second sent Mrs. Colling
ston reeling to tho pavement. By
standers claim that two othor shots
were fired but if Von Dehyda tried
to commit suicide It is not known
whether he was successful as ho
disappeared down an alley.
The slayer had been a patient at
tho Providence hospital for several
weekB, being under treatment for
nervousness. In the safe at the
Hector hotel, Is $0,000 in cash which
was left by von Dehyda before he
went to the hospital.
SHERIFF KILLED AS
TRIES TO.ARREST A
LONt HltiH WAT MAIM
EMPORIA. Kans., Aug. 18.?Sher
iff Walter Davis was killed early
this morning while attempting to
arrest a lone highwayman. The
suspect escaped but a possco is In
pursuit.
SHELLED BY SUBMARINE.
NEW YORK, Aug. 18.?Passen
gers arriving today on the Cunard
liner Alaunia told of seeing a
large British steamer against whoso
freeboard was lashed a large shell
evidcntally torn from a German sub
marine. The British boat was ro
ceeding Into the port of Dea.
THREE ARE DEAD AND
TWO ARE DYING FROM
GAS ON FISH CRAFT
Bodies Are Discovered and
Are Taken to Wrang
ell by a Small
Boat.
WRANGELL, Aug. 18.?Asphyxia
tion by gas caused the death of
three members of the c;cw of the
fishing schooner Ella J., and the
other two members of the crew are
dying. The bodies of the dead were
brought here this forenoon and the
two whose recovery Is doubtful are
being attended by doctors.
The crew of the littlo boat bringing
the dead and dying reported that
they went alongside the Ella J. ear
ly this morning for bait. Receiving
no response from calls, two members
went aboard and down into the
sleeping quarters. They were near
ly overcome by the fumes but man
aged to reach the air. They then
opened the hatches to allow of ven
tilation in tho hold of the Ella J.
and made a thorough Investigation
with the above results.
WRANGELL TO BE
ISSUED SALOON
LICENSES NOW
Judge Jennings Decides
that People Voted in
Last Election on
Wet Side. 1
i
THE PETERSBURG ISSUE |
I
WRANGELL, Aug. 18.?Wrangell ,
will be wet for another year accord
inj to a ruling made by Judge Rob- 1
^rt W. Jennings, of the United States '
District Court. Tho ruling was
tjased on the chowlng of the wots (
:hat a clear majority of the actual (
white residents over the age of 21
rears had given their consent to !
ho sale of liquors, either at the 1
election or otherwise.
The drys won at the election on ,
June Cth. The vote was: Wet,
134, dry 119, registered vote not
cast but counted dry 46.
The liquor interests were ropre- j
sented at tho hearing by George
Irving, of Juneau.
The court decided that licenses
will be issued, and an order direct
ing that action will be made upon
the arrival of Judge Jennings at Ju
neau. (
Jennings at Petersburg
Judge Jennings left there last
night for Petersburg. Ho will de
cide the contest there today. The 1
wets won on the face of the returns
at that place.
VLADIVOSTOK
ORDERS WILL
NOT DIMINISH
If European War Were to
End Tomorrow. Rush
of Business Would
Still Continue.
SEATTLE, Aug. 18.?Even if tho
European war should end tomorrow,
tho Vladivostok trade of Seattle and
other coast ports would continue at
a great volume for at least another
year if not two years.
In tho last month the Russian gov
ernment has placed orders In the
East for 425,000 tons of 67%-pound
open hearth steel rails at the rate,
it Is understood at $52 a ton, a
total of 122.000,000, in round figures.
Seattle, according to traffic ex
ports, will continue to get Its full
share of the vast Vladivostok move
ment, due to the fact that toh nec
essary ships have been provided by
Frank Watorhouse & Co., Inc., and
Mitsui & Co.
The EMPIRE?all tho news all tho
time, when it is news.
BERLIN SENDS
OUT A REPORT
OF BIG DEED
Teutons and the Turks
Unite and Clear the
Mountains of the
Enemy.
BATTLES * DEADLOCKED
Allies Gain Slightly on the
Somme Front and Gen.
Rothmer Holds His
Own at Lemberg.
Berlin, Aug. 18.?The war office
announces that the Russians have
been driven from the Carpathians
by Teutons and Turks who united.
LONDON, Aug. 18.?On four of
the battlefronts opposing armies are
today locked in a life and death
?rip or arc marking time waiting for
reinforcements or for the enemy to
make the first move.
On the Somme front General Haig
advises that over a battlefront that
has grown from 18 to 22 miles the
French and British are hammering
with artillery and infantry attracks
upon the Germans. The latter are
resisting every move of the Allies
For three days the terrific warfare
lias continued, day and night with
unceasing vigor. At Pozieres a new
fighting center has broken out. The
Germans at the end of one defense
ieusively beat the allies and forced
them back but the latter have made
?ains from 100 t<f 200 yards sjr.cc
the last report.
General Rothmer has concentrat
:d all of his available forces to the
lefense of Lemberg. It is under
stood, in advices from Berlin, that
the Kaiser and General von Hmden
hurg are in a conference on the
front somewhere.
The Verdun attacks of the Ger
mans have not censed there being
desultory fighting, nio<t!y at nights.
For two weeks omv small engage
ments have been in progress along
the banks of the Mcuse.
The announcement that the Ger
mans were to assume the defenses
of Trieste has caused unbounded
speculations. Advices today from
Milan confirm previous dispatches
:hat the Germans were swinging sev
eral hundred thousand troops to
wards the Italian battlefront.
The departure of the Austrian b*t
tlefleet from the Gulf of Trieste is
still unaccounted for. Unofficial ad
vices state that the fleet went south
to the Mediterranean to intercept
twenty Russian transports reported
loaded with soldiers bound for Mar
seilles for the support of the Allies
on the Verdun front and also along
the Somme. This is believed to be,
however, a ruse and attacks on the
Adriatic side of Italy are looked
for.
A dispatch from Athens this af
ternoon states that no successor has
been appoinica 10 wic iiuhibh-i vi
war of the Greek cabinet following
the resignation of Genfl Callaris.
FLEURY IS RETAKEN
Paris, Aug. 8.?The French re
captured Fleury this afternoon driv
ing the Germans from that part of
the territory. They also advanced
west of the town between Thia
mont and Fleury taking many pris
oners.
T~Weather Report?24 Hours f( .
Ending at 3 p. m. Today: I
+ ? ? ? ?
Friday, August 18th.
Maximum?52.
Minimum?48.
Cloudy?Rain.
Precipitation?.07 In.
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