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VOL. XIII, NO. 1849. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1918. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE TEN CENTS RUSSIAN REDS FINANCE GERMAN REVOLUTION OTHER POWERS WAIT ON AMERICA WITH THE FRENCH ARMY WHEN THE ARMISTICE WAS ANNOUNCED 01-F-SCf«V»CC“ $ a’ Inis striking photograph was taken just alter Marshal 1* ocb s of t it mi annoiin* eluent that the armistice had been sighed had been communicated to the 1* relic h tioops aloug the Meuse. The French 75’s a d tiie Digger guns thundered up to the very minute when tiie armistice became effective. Then the troops gave way to an impromptu celebration of the victory, and for hours they shouted MVive la France!” and sane tiie world’s «nm» of tr*» rimti “I.* Marseillaise.” OTHER P R$ ARE L m TO_ ERICA They Expect the United States to Take the Lead in Defining the Principles. POINTS NOW AT ISSUE American Peace Delegates Favor Nations Doing Away with Large Battleships. PARIS, Dec. 21 -Apparently the other powers are looking *to the United States for a concrete propo sltion concerning the freedom of the seas. It is believed that the pro posed limitation of the construction of naval craft to lightly armed ves sels, like the revenue cutters, whose purpose will be to protect merchant shipping, finds favor with the Ameri. can delegates. Adoption of this plan will make useless heavily armed ships and all Nations will be placed on an equal footing. LODGE EXPOUNDS VIEWS WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.—It is re ported that Senator Henry Cabot Lodge in a speech declared that five of President Wilson’s 14 peace prin ciples might lead to a split among the Allies, and that the considera tlon of these five should be post (Continued on Page Two) ^-? ONLY 2 SHOPPING DAYS UNTIL XMAS Have you those presents for the kiddies? Remember there are two shopping days only In which to fill out the necessary lists. With peace here and spring com ing and better times for Alaska, the giving of pres ents this Christmas should be doubly significant. There la no excuse for any child in Juneau being overlooked. Should any parent through I sickness or other cause not I be in position to furnish j presents, a confidential word | to The Empire will quickly ! supply the want. I PRESIDENT TO BE GIVEN A BSGREOEPTION Will Be Met by the King of England and Premier and Escorted to the Palace. LONDON, Dec 21. An imposing military reception is planned for President Wil on when ho arrives. The King will meet him at the sta tion. The Pr'-.-.ulent and the King will ride through the streets to Buckingham Palace. The streets will be lined with troops and Pre mier Lloyd George will he present. TO BE GIVEN BANQUET LONDON, Lee. 21.—It has been definitely decided that President Wilson will be the guest of the King at Buckingham Palace when he arrives here from France. The King will give a banquet in honor of the President at the Pal- j ace December 27th. FRANCE LOST OVER ONE MILLION MEN WHO WERE KILLED Deputy Volin Says France Mobil ized 6,900,000 Men; 12.0C0 to Be Demobilized at Once. PARIS, Dec. 21.—Deputy Volin in formed the Chamber of Deputies that France lost 1,400,000 soldiers. He said the French Nation had mob ilzed 6,SOrt,000 men. He stated 800, 000 had recovered from wounds and that 12,000 would be demobilized at once. BATTLESHIP ARIZONA MAKES RECORD TRIP AND ARRIVES HOME NEW YORK, Dec. 21.—The battle ship Arizona is the first of the over seas fleet to reach home, having ar rived four days in advance of the time expected. She left Brest De cember 14th., and was expected on Christmas Day. FORMER KAISER IS WALKING ABOUT THE YARDS OF CASTLE AMERGON CASTLE, Dec. 21.—The former Kaiser has recovered suffic iently from his recent illness to walk about in the castle grounds. He ap pears to have recovered from his chill. THE EMPIRE'S class! beds pay. ONE THOUSAND ! NATIVE VICTIMS OF INFLUENZA Entire Villane of Adults Have Been Wiped Out in the Nome Section of Alaska. | - NOME, Dec. 21.—Deaths among the Eskimos on the Seward I’enin sula from Spanish influenza is esti mated at 1,000. Adults in half a dozen villages in , this vicinity were entirely wiped out.| j Children are the principal survivors in other towns. | In Prince of Wales village a for liter population of 300, there are j left 100 children and five adults. j The disease is spreading to the • Northern coast. Candle, Council, | Kotzebue and Unalakleet have been unaffected owing to strict quarantine j conditions being imposed. Conditions in Nome are improving,] there being but two deaths in three! weeks, A strict quarantine forbids I traveling, public gatherings and the ] transportation of mail. The Hureau | of Education is doing heroic relief | work. -- FLU BUG KILLS SIX MILLION LONDON. Dec. 21. The London Times believes (but influenza and pneumonia have killed 6,000,000 peo-j pie throughout the v.orld since last September. The war killed 20,000,000 during four and a half years, showing 1 that the influenza is five times more j deadly. INTRODUCES RESOLUTION WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.—Senator Jones today introduced a joint reso lution asking for an appropriation of i $200,000 to combat the influenza in: Alaska. He says many Natives are! suffering and' that the Ited Cross I funds have become exhausted. DECLARES SPAIN CANNOT BE AGAIN ISOLATED OF WORLD — PARIS, Dec. 21.—Spanish Premier 1 Romanoes is visit ing Paris. He de-: dared that Spain cannot remain Iso ! lated as it has in the past, though j It had retained the Lest of relations ! with the Allies. , , , MENCHER GIVEN POST OF DIRECTOR OF AMERICAN AIRCRAFT WASHINGTON, Dee. 21.—Major Gen. Charles T. Mencher, who com j manded the Rainbow Division in France, has been appointed Director of the Air Service, succeeding John 1 P. Ryan. < SENATOR REED CAUSED FLURRY IN THE SENATE Demands of Becker Names of Men Employed to Fer ret Out German Propaganda. WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. — Cross questioning by Senator Reed of Mis , souri, who is not a member of the j committee, led lo a sharp clash at a session of the Senate Committee investigating German propaganda m the United States. Reed crossed verbal swords with Alfred Becker, deputy Attorney Cen erai or New York State. Becker re fused to answer Reed', questions regarding the id ntlty of pcs ons cm ployed by the Attorney General to get information concerning the Ger man propaganda work Reed de mande 1 that the committee instruct Becker to answer. CAPTAIN M'ALPINE IS ARRESTED AND BE TRIED IN NORTH SEATTLE, Doc. 21.—'The Kusko kwim Trading and Transportation Company has filed a complaint charg | ing C ptnln D. S. McAlpine with tin- j lawfully disposing of a part of the company’s schooner . Ruby, when* a storm forced him to Seward, while enroute to the Kuskokwim last Sep tember. Capt. McAlpine denied the charge when arrested, lie will be tried in Alaska MILLION TONS OF SHIPPING WILL BE RELEASED FOR EXPORT — PARIS, Dec. 21.—Arrangements have been made for the releasing, of a million tons of shipping from j the American Army supply service to American export trade. STEAMER YUKON IS TAKING SUPPLIES TO VLADIVOSTOK PORT — SEATTLE, Dec. 21.—The steamoi Yukon has sailed for Vladivostok! with supplies for the Quart.ermast j ter's Department of the Allied Army, operating against the Bolsheviki. FOUR NEGROE8 ARE LYNCHED FOR ALLEGED MURDER OF DOCTOR MOBILE. Ala., Dec. 21 Four ne 1 groes. two of them women, accused' of the murder of Dr. E L. Johnson I recently, were hang ;d by a mob at i shubutx, Missi. ippi. ELEVEN MILLION HAVE JOINED THE DED DROSS ORDER That Number Was Counted in Juneau Will Close in uneau Will Close Shortly. WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. — Eleven million persons joined the lied Cross us the result of tho Christmas Week Drive up to Friday. THE LOCAL DRIVE Reports are desired from till poi sons having subscription lists for Red Cross memberships bejtire six o’clock Sunday evening as tho Com mlttee in charge is required to make a report to Washington Sunday night showing the number of members on rolled. If you have not enrolled please do so at once so that we will be able to make a satisfactory showing in this report, requests tho committee members. WHISKEY RING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA IS TO BE PROBED Attorney General Announces That Investigation of Alleged Ring Will Be Made. VANCOUVER, I!. C, Dec. 21 Attorney General Kerris announced last evening that he would probe the alleged whiskey ring in the liritish Columbia Province, and the shipment nt the satn^l Justice Clement, com mitfsioner, is in charge of the work SIXTEEN BILLIOhfoN CASH AND WAR CON TRACTS BE CANCELLED WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 Over $16, 000,000,000 in cash appropriations and In contracts, voted by Congres. for war purposes, will be cancelled. INDICTMENT DISMISSED SEATTLE, Dec. 21 The indict merits have been dismissed against William liouck, President of the I Washington State Grance. charged with seditious utterances last year. output”oVautos. • WASHINGTON, Dec. IS Esti ] mated 1918 production of auto mobiles was about 1,000,000, com i pared with 1,718,000 in 1917. Out put of trucks for civilian use this I years was 182,000, against 109.600 1 last year. BOHEMIA NOW IS ISOLATEO FROM GERMANS 3zech-Slovak People Have Entirely Thrown Off All German Authority There. APPEAL TO THE ALLIES Uistria Wants the Allies to Occupy Vienna and Po lice Country Against Any Disorders. PRAGUE, Dec. 21.—With tho oc cupation of Egor and Roichenberger hy the Czech Slovaks, they seem to have all German-Bohemia completed :ut off from German authority. German Bohemia is unable to re dst, as tho Austrian army has ceased o exist. The union of Austrian and Ger man Bohemia in one republic gives the new Czechoslovak Republic a poulation exceeding ten millions, all of one race and occupying one of the most productive sections of Eur ope. APPEAL TO THE ALLIES PARIS, Bee. 21. Zurich reports that, tile Austrian Government ha asked the Allies to occupy Vienna and police Austria in order to avoid fresh disturbances which are threat ened. The feeding prevails that Austria may have to be occupied by Allied troops before orderly government can be established in that country. ADMIRAL WATSON TO , MAKE SPECIAL TRIP KODIAK ISLAND Will Take Supplies for Aleutian Islands Which Have Been Without Any Boat Service. SEATTLE, Dec. 21. The Admiral Watson will nuii?e a special trip to Kodiak island, leaving here Dec. 24th. She will take supplies for the Aleu (ian Islands, which have been with out steamer accommodations since October, when the steamer Dora was withdrawn from the route owing to the cancelling of the mail contract. COLORADO* IN*LINE FOR DEVELOPMENT ON LARGE SCALE DENVER, Colo. Dev. 17. — Seven hundred Colorado factories and millions of Invested capital are entered through the Colorado De velopment Federation in the world competition for reconstruction of wares, demand for which Is expect ed to be increased greatly by the conclusion of the war. A united ef fort by manufacturers and business organizations of all kinds is being organized to develop as much as the state of Colorado can to aid in the rehabilitation of the wrold. One of the chief products which the federation expects to push dur ing the reconctruction period is the farm traetor. A contract for four million dollars worth was recently signed. This is expected to be fol lowed by others. CITY OF SEATTLE PASSENGER LIST BOUND TO JUNEAU SEATTLE, Dec. 21.—The City of Seattle sailed today for Alaska, clear ing at 10 a. m., with the following passengers fog Juneau: Robert Scott. W. W. Casey Jr.. Eugene Nelson, H. C. Davis, Siguard Wamatreel, IX Williams. I*. J Mc Guire, Albert Foster. J. Garland E. Graves, Linus Carlson, Angelo lie nos, Boh. Milovich. E. Miller, Mrs. Mattie Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. 1* Jenkins. Mrs. G. Smith, Albert Swan son and L. Daves. men at figuring out other things, but they are cleverer than men when It comes to figuring out trouble that uever will happen. REVOLUTION IN GERMANY MAY BE OF BOLSHEVIKI Is Declared That Movement Is Being Financed from That Source in Russia. JOFFRE BEHIND MOVE German Papers Claim That 10.000.000 Rubles Were Turned Over to the Germans. BERLIN, Dec. 21. The question of whether the now German revolution is being financed from Russia is agi tating political circles here. The imputation is that the Inde pendent Socialists have received large sums from Russian sources. Several Socialist newspapers have printed what is purported to he a wireless dispatch from Adolphe Jof fre, former Uolsheviki representative here, to Richard Barth and Hugo Hass, of the German ultra radical faction, to the effect that the Ger man interests knew- well from whence the money came. Joffre declared that German Un der Secretary Cohan had control of 10,000,000 rubles for the furtherance of the revolution. Si At NO DIVIDENDS NOW BERLIN, Dec. 21.—The Krupp Mu nitions Company has decided not to pay any dividends tlfts year. During the first two years of the war they paid 10 per cent, and last year paid 10 per cent. SENT AGAINST BOLSHEVIKI BERLIN, Dec. 21—The German troops sent against the Bolshevik! forces are advancing on Mitau, 30 miles Southwest of Riga. MUCH GERMAN GOLD BRUSSELS, Dec. 21.—German rep resentatlves brought here from Col ogne 280,000,000 marks of gold, which is being restored to Belgium by Ger many, as provided In the terms of the armistice. The cash is to be deposited In the National Bank of Belgium, which the Germans re moved. A RAPID INCREASE IN DISCHAiXE OF MEN FROM WAR SERVICE WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.—Secre tary Baker announced last evening that over 800,000 soldiers had been discharged at the rate of 50,000 a week. It is expected to make a rate of 1,000 men daily from this time on as the best number for handling systematically and in accordance with demands from employers. WASHINGTON, Dec. 21.—Gen Pey ton (' March announced that 180,000 soldiers were discharged from the Army last week, and that 30,000 are beinch discharged dally. Five, more transports have left France with troops. F. A. MISER DEAD SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 21.—E. A. Misner, former manager of the Al aska Commercial Company, died here. T0M0RR0WW1LL BE SHORTEST DAY OF YEAR r-- i Tomorrow will be the short est day of the present year. At 2:30 o'clock, or about that, tomorrow afternoon. Juneau time, the sun will reach its Southernmost point for the year and start its journey Northward. Kach day begin ning with next week the per iod of sunlight will become longer for six months. The Winter solstice will take place at 10:34 a. in.. Washington time.