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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
"ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME
VOL. IX, NO. 1280. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1916. PRICE TEN CENTS
ENTENTE'S REPLY TO GERMANY IS READY
SEATTLE OFFICIALS IMPLICATED
HIGHER-UPS IN
SEATTLE GIVEN
BOODLE MONET
Confession of Famous
Bootlegger Involves
Officials of City
of Seattle.
PAID FOR~PROTECTION
Made Fortune Selling
Liquor but Has Only
Small Amount of
It Left.
SEATTLE. Dec. 29. ? There is
great anxiety among many officials
here and private citizens following
the confession made by Bootlegger
Logan Bilingsley to District Attor
ney Clay M. Allen.
It was stated today by District:
Attorney Allen that Billingsley con- j
fessed that he had made over $200,-;
000 by bootlegging in Seattle since
the first of the year bat he spent
all but $2,700 in fighting the laws
and "buying protection."
His confession and subsequent
statements implicating certain high
officials. District Attorney Allen said,
would be investigated. "There is
revealed'an appaling situation." said
Allen.
Names of officials will not be re
vealed by Allen at the present time
as sDecial investigators are working
on further disclosures.
Pleading Saves Wreck.
SEATTLE. Dee. 29.?The police
last night removed 200 pints and
eight gallons of alcohol and whis
key from the drug store of Charles
E. Kelly, formerly known as the
Closson-Kelly store at the corner
of Occidental avenue and Washing- j
ington street. The wrecking true-,
ties of the city jail were ordered out
to demolish the place but they re- j
trained from doing any damage ow
ing to Kelly's pleading with Chief
of Police Beckingham. .
Charles E. Kelly is well known
to Alaskans and in the early days ?
son.conducted drug stores at Daw-;
son. Nome and Skagwa.v. tinder the
name of the Kelly Drug Company.
Part of the time Mr. Kelly was in
personal charge of the Dawson'
branch. Chas. Hooker, now asso-1
ciated with J. B. Caro & Co.. had
charge of the store at Skagway.
CITY OF SEATTLE
WILL SAIL TONIGHT
FOR ALASKAN PORTS
SEATTLE. Dec. 29.?The City}
of Seattle, sailing tonight, will have
as passengers for Juneau Fathers
O'Reilly and Meaghan, Dr. C. D. Car
ter and H. S. Wather.
Douglas?Mrs. Wm. Peak and
Wilnella Peak.
Treadwell?Two Japanese.
MERCANTILE FLEET
TO BE MOBILIZED
BY DUTCH PEOPLE
I
COPENHAGEN, Dec. 29.?Holland
may mobilize her entire mercantile
fleet for bringing foodstuffs from j
overseas. The Dutch minister ofi
commerce states that 200,000 tonsj'
capacity for human food and fodder i
Is needed monthly, which, owing to I
delays and other causes, involves 1
regular employment of 470,000 tons of, |
shipping.
CANADIAN PACIFIC
INVOLVED IN NEW
STEAMSHIP DEAL ;
NEW YORK. Dec. 29.?It i3 rumor- <
ed in London that the Cunard line
is about to absorb the Canadian Pa
cific's Atlantic fleet, and that the
Canadian Pacific is considering the;
purchase of the Union Steamship
Company, of New Zealand as a step:
toward developing its Pacific trade, j
MEN SHELLED
ESCAPING IN
; BOATS ON SEA
British Transport Was
Torpedoed by German
Submarine and Four
Are Killed.
LONDON, Dec. 29.?The Admiral
ty announced today that the Brit
; ish steamship Westminster, pro
j ceeding in ballast from Port Said,
j has been sunk without warning by
' a German submarine. Four of the
j crew were killed at the time and
'others were shelled while escaping
j in open boats.
ALIBI MAY BE
ESTABLISHED IN
BILLINGS CASE
A/Ian Sentenced to Life
for 'Frisco Parade
Bomb Case May
Be Set Free.
CHANCES FOR"FREEDOM
SAX FRANCISCO, Dec. 2?.? Mi- j
croicopic study of a print of a photo
graph taken here during a prepared-!
ness parade. July 22. is counted upon!
to establish an alibi for Warren K.'
Billings, under life sentence for mur- j
der. Robert .Minor, spokesman for
the International Workers' Defense;
League, announced here.
Hilling.;' conviction was in connec- j
tion with a bomb explosion which!
killed ten spectators and wounl&l for-!
ty during the parade.
According to Minor, a print of the i
photograph now in possession ofj
the defense, shows Tom Mooney and .
Rena Mooney. his wife, both under'
indictment for murder, on the roo: I
af a building, while a street clock
shows tho time to be 2:01.
A witness in the Billings trial
swore that, he saw Billings and
Mooney at the scene of the cxplos-1
tion. many blocks away, at approx-;
lmately that time. According to I
Minor, if it can be proved that!
Mooney was nat there the presump
tions is that Billings was not, Minor
said.
THREE HUNDRED ;
PERISH WHEN A j
BOAT WRECKED
TOKYO. Dec. 29.?Three hundred, i
mostly Chlncte. perished in the i -
wreck of the San Kaka Maru, ac- I
wording to estimates today. Three <
were killed by Chinese pirates who .
boarded the grounded ship and plun- i
lered the passengers.
JAPANESE ARE NOT
FOR PEACE OWING
TO CERTAIN PHASES
SAN FRANCISCO. D.?c. 29. ? A
Tokio special says that Japan will
sot entertain a thought of peace as'
:ong as the restoration of the ante
bellum status is insisted upon by
:he Berlin government a - a basis of
settlement. The restoration of Kiao
:hou is not considered a possibility.
I
I STOCK QUOTATIONS ?|
NEW YORK. Dec. 29. ? Alaska'
Sold closed yesterday at 10%.
Alaska-Juneau at 7%.
American Zinc at 35%.
Butte & Superior at 45%.
Ray at 25%.
Chino at 52%.
Utah Copper at 99%.
Copper metal was quoted at 20.
GERMANS GAIN
IN FIGHTING ON
VERDUN FRONT
Occupy Positions of the
French on Hills and
Capture Men and
Guns.
BERUN. Dec. 29.?On the Ver
dun front the German troops trans
ferred from the Somme front have
entered the French positions on
Hill 304 and also the southern slope
of Dead Man Hill, the war office an
nounces. The Germans advanced to
the second and third French posi
tions. capturing; seven machine funs
and 200 men.
britishTorces
ARE MOVING
NEW POSITIONS;
Offensive Operations on:
a Large Scale Are
Planned in Region
of Kut-EI-Amara.
GAINS HAVE~BEEN MADE;
LONDON', Dec. L'D. ? The British
forces on the Tigris front have ltn-1
proved their positions in the !:i .
two days, although no resumption cf
offensive operations on a consider
able scale is indicated In official re-,
ports on these operations. T'.io gain; !
made below Kut-cl-Amara la-t week!
were achieved with comporativcly I
small losses, the statement says.
"During tho past week Gen. Maude j
extended Ills Jiold ever the Hal rlv-|
or and consolidated the line Magasls-j
-Kali-Haji-Fahan. while the enemy po j
sitiocs were bombarded with good
results." the announcement says.!
"Cavalry reconnaissances during the j
day disclosed the fr.ct that the Turks j
are construe ting a new pontoon!
bridge west of. the Shutran ben 1 of
the Tigris, some six to eight miles!
west of Kut-el-Amara, Several large j
parties of Arab< have been driven j
off by shell fire.
"The total casualties to clat" ane,
Inconsiderable, a large proportion of i
the wounds being slight."
bondIssije
FOP, NATION
AGREED UPON
WASHINGTON*, Dec. 29. ? Presi
dent Wilson today tentatively agreed
with administration leaders on a bond
issue to meet part of the treasury
deficit for the fiscal year ending
dune 30, 191S, which is estimated at
<1180.000.000.
WANT PASSPORTS
TO BE GIVEN TO !
VON 6ERNST0RFF
NEW YORK Dec. 29.?At a moet-;
ng to protest against the deporta-:
ion of Belgians, Jamos M. Beck de-|
nanded that the United States hand!
'ount von Bernstorff hl3 passports;
'unless Germany gives prompt as-l
raranco tlut forcible deportation of
3e!gians to Germany shall immediate-j
y cease." "Tho time may come," j
\e said, "when England and France
:an no longer contribute millions
o the relief of the starving people
>f Belgium. Why should not our
;overnment. with the consent of the
lelllgerents. loan to Belgium, to be;
idministcred through an American s
:ommlssion, a fund to feed those ?
icoplo until the end of the war?"
LAW TO PROTECT
CREDITORS WILL
BE CONSIDERED
Alaska Legislature Will Be
Asked to Pass a
"Bulk Sales
Law."
FAILURES CATCH MANY
Transfers of Businesses in
Bulk Leave Many
Unsatisfied
Debts.
I Wholesalers and others engaged
| with business firms in Alaska will
| submit a "Bulk Sales Law'' to the
Alaska Legislature for consideration
at its next session. The law is de
i signed to protect creditors when a
business house i6 sold out in bulk? |
that is where the proprietor sells
his store or other business as a
whole. Such a law is now in ef
fect in practicaly every State in the
Union.
A committee of the credit men of
Seattle wholesale houses had a meet
ing the other day with Alaska mem
bers of the Legislature who are in
Seattle andv *?ome Alaska business
men at the Hotel Washington at
which this matter was discussed.
The need for such legislation was
testified to by the Alaskans present,
and the advantage of such a law
to wholesalers is obvious.
OUTLINE OF LAW.
The following outline of the pro
posed law, which is similar to clie
law now in effect in the State of
Washington, was submitted to the
Alaskans who were present:
"Any sale or transfer of a stock
of goods, or merchandise out of the !
usual or ordinary course of business :
or trade of the vendor, or when-!
ever substantially the entire business
or trade conducted by the vendor
sells or conveys an interest in his
business, is desired by the law to be"
a sale in bulk, it is made the duty
of the purchaser to demand and re
ceive from the teller, before paying i
any part of tin; purchase price, and I
before giving any security for pay- 11
:ncnt. where the sale is on credit, a j I
written statement showing the i
names and addresses of all the cred- i
ltors of the seller, together with; I
the amount of the indebtedness due I
or owing, and to become duo to cacti 1
af such croditoro. This must be I
iigned and sworn to by the seller |
jr his agent, or, if the seller be a j <
corporation, by the president, vice- i
president, secretary, or managing ;
igcnt. If any person buyB without j(
icmandlng and receiving the state- 1
[lient of debts, and without paying, i
>r seeing to it that the purchase l
noncy is supplied to the payment of | (
the bona flde claims of the creditors ?
>f the endor, as sflown by the ;
itatemont (share and share alike), f
he law declaring the sale fraud-J
ilcnt and void. If the vendor, in j c
uaking the statement, knowingly ?
>r wilfully omits the name of any r
?rcdltor and the correct amount due t
lim, the law declares that he in?c
juilty of perjury, and punishable,
jy imprisonment in the penitentiary . i
'or not less than one nor more than ; I
lvc years, or by a fine not exceed- j I
ng one thousand dollars.
"Any sale or transfer of a stock
>f goods, wares or merchandise, or
ill or substantially all, of the fix
tures and equipment used in and j
ibout the business of the. vendor, j
>ut of the usual or ordinary course ;
>f business or trade of the vendor,
>r whenever substantially the cn
ire business or trade theretofore c
ton due ted by the vendor shall be t
told or conveyed, or whenever an In- \
crest in or to the business or trade c
>f the vendor is sold or conveyed, a
>r whenever an interest in or to the j t
)uslncs8 or trade of the vendor is r
told or conveyed, or attempted to be C
told or conveyed, shall be deemed a
tale and transfer in bulk in contem- r
>lation of this Act: Provided, how- t
tver, that if such vendor produces t
md delivers a written waiver of the r.
? t
(Continued on Page S.) r
SUES BROKER FOR DIVORCE
?* ~ 11 ?? ?.? i
TIES. HENRY F PERRY.
(NEE LOUtlSBESLV >
Mrs. Edith Lounsbery Perry lias begun action for divorce
against Henry Pierrepont Perry, a broker, in Now York. The
plaintiff alleges misconduct in a. hotel on October 21, saving that
"an unknown woman" figured i:i the case. ~N-Y- "? si>ccl:,L
RAIDER TAKES
STEAMER TOLL
m THE OCEAN
Five British Boats Now
Overdue Believed to
Have Been Sunk by
German Craft.
CRUISERS SEARCHING
NEW YORK, Dec. 29.?Five Erit
ich freighters, long overdue, are be-1
licved to have been cunk by a Ger
man raider which is now and has
been for several weeks operating in
the mid-Atlantic ocean. This is the;
belief expressed here today among;
marine men and following the re
:eipt by Lloyds that the freighters
nave been posted as lost by the
London office.
Two French cruisers have been:
Irying to locate the raider for the,
last two weeks but their efforts
;o far have proven futile. Last
light a wireless message was caught'
it Sayvillc that a French cruiser,
>00 miles from the American Atlan
ship during ths late afternoon but;
icforc the identity of the unknown I
:ould be learned the darkness of I
light fell. The wireless message
ilso stated that the rambler either
led or all lights we,re extinguished.
Further advices today by wireless,
:laim that British and Fronch cruis
:rs are making an encircling move
nert of the place where the mya
erious craft was sighted in hopes
>f closing in upon it.
MODIFICATIONS
IN BLACKLIST
MAY COME SOON
WASHINGTON. Doc. 20.?Members
if tho Administration arc convinced
hat the ascendency of Lloyd George
vill smooth out some of tho trade
lifficultles between the United States
ind Gretft Britain. The Admlnis
ration felt an impasse had been
cached in dealing with Sir Edward '
!rey.
Some months ago definite word J
cached the State Department that
here would be no concessions on
he blacklist or other trade restrlc
ions. There is now strong hope that
he foreign office will be mere in
lined to make concession'. ><
ALASKA BOAT !
RAMS ANOTHER
IN DENSE FOG
Steamer Northwestern in
Accident on Her First
Trip to 'Frisco
from Portland.
UNKNOWN SHIP DAMAGED|
SEATTLE. Dec. 29.?A wireless'
received here thia rftcrnoon states'
that the Stearr.er Northwestern, of i
the Alaska Steamship Company, pro |
cceding on he* first voyage from
Portland to San Francisco, rammed
an unknown schooner in a dense
fog this forenoon. Tha schooner was
reported to have been damaged se
verely but owing to the fog it could
not be located afterwards.
The passengers aboard the North
western were badly scared for the
time being but calm was soon re
stored.
The Northwestern wao not dam-,
aged. Captain J. C. Hunter, the
veteran official on the Alaskan route,
waa on the bridge in charge of the
Northwestern at the time of the ac
cident.
The Northwestern is under char
ter to the Portland and San Fran
cisco Steamship Cc., until March
1st.
END OF WAR TO
BE A BLESSING
TO THE NATION
NEW YORK. Dec. 29.?Frank A.
Vanderlip's statement that American
industry will bo over no precipice
with the return of peace expresses
the sentiment of a number of in
dustrial leaders.
The head of one large concern,
usually regarded as a munitions con
cern. but doing a large business in
peace products, said that the end
of the war would be a blessing to
American Industry, as it would en
able manufacturers to take advant
age of the huge mass of business
both at home and abroad that was
being offered.
NEW YORK, Dec. 29? Charles
E. Hughes was last night elected
President of the Legal Aid So
ciety.
BRITISH HAVE
DRAFTED NOTE
FOR GERMANY
Make a Full Statement
Regarding Proposals
for Peace by the
Central Powers.
GOES TO "ALL ALLIES
Dispatch of Note will
Be Delayed Until
Other Nations
Give Consent.
LONDON, Dec. 29.?The Enten
te reply to the German note for
peace proposals was completed to
day, according to an official an
nouncement made by Prime Mini
ster David Lloyd George and Chan
cellor of the Exchequer A. Bonar
Law. This note could go forward
today or tomorrow except for the
; reason of the necessary formality of
i transmitting it to Italy, Russia and
i France particularly. The British
'government desires that all points
jof the reply be discussed and ap
i proved by the Allies before final
delivery is made. This means that
the German reply will not be sent
| to Berlin until some time next
week possibly not before next Fri
day or Saturday.
No information was given out re
garding just what the reply carries
but it is known that complete re
paration and guarantee for the fu
ture are undoubtedly stated in no
uncertain terms. It is also known
that the terms made by the Imper
ial government of Germany arc
vague in many respects. This part
of the German note will also be mag
nified.
TV/0 NATIONS SEND A
JOINT NOTE TO THE
BELLIGERENTS ON PEACE
London, Dec. 29.?The Scandina
vian governments have sent a joint
note to the belligerents supporting
the peace note sent to both neutrals
and belligerents by President Wilson
of the United States. Official an
nouncement of the contents of the'
note is left to the belligerents to
make public.
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i' CARRANZA'S REPLY +
?> GIVEN TO SECY. LANE *
fr *
<? WASHINGTON, Dee. 29. ? ?
?> The reply of Provisional Pres- <?
?> ident Carranza of Mexico, has +
i- been received here and hand- +
* cd to Secretary of the Inter
v ior Lane, a member of the +
?> American-Mexican peace com- +
mission. This reply will be -1*
disposed ol at tho meeting ?>
* noxt week of the commis- +
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j STEAMER MOVEMENTS
and Mail Information
NOW BOUND NORTH
| Alameda will be due tomorrow
| at 6 a. m. Has five days' |
mall.
SCHEDULED SAILINGS j
| City of Seattle is scheduled to |
sail from Seattle tonight. |
Princess Sophia is scheduled to
sail from Vancouver tomorrow.
Spokane is scheduled to sail |
from Seattle noxt Tuesday.
Mariposa is scheduled to sail \
from Seattle Tuesday.
Dolphin Is scheduled to sail on
Wednesday.
SOUTHBOUND SAILINGS
Admiral Wataon and City of
| Seattle should bo in Juneau j
j southbound on Wednesday, |
January 3rd.

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