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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
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
They Expect the United
States to Take the
Lead in Defining the
POINTS NOW AT ISSUE
American Peace Delegates
Favor Nations Doing
Away with Large
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.
Adoption of this plan will make
useless heavily armed ships and all
Nations will be placed on an equal
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
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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.
BE GIVEN A
Will Be Met by the King
of England and Premier
and Escorted to the
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
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
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
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
THE EMPIRE'S class! beds pay.
ONE THOUSAND !
Entire Villane of Adults
Have Been Wiped Out in
the Nome Section of
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 |
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
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.
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
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. <
IN THE SENATE
Demands of Becker Names
of Men Employed to Fer
ret Out German
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.
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
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.
HAVE JOINED THE
DED DROSS ORDER
That Number Was Counted
in Juneau Will Close
in uneau Will Close
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
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
WHISKEY RING IN
IS TO BE PROBED
Attorney General Announces That
Investigation of Alleged
Ring Will Be
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
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.
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.
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.
3zech-Slovak People Have
Entirely Thrown Off All
APPEAL TO THE ALLIES
Uistria Wants the Allies to
Occupy Vienna and Po
lice Country Against
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
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
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
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
Will Take Supplies for Aleutian
Islands Which Have Been
Without Any Boat
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.
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
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.
GERMANY MAY BE
Is Declared That Movement
Is Being Financed from
That Source in
JOFFRE BEHIND MOVE
German Papers Claim That
10.000.000 Rubles Were
Turned Over to the
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.
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
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
F. A. MISER DEAD
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 21.—E. A.
Misner, former manager of the Al
aska Commercial Company, died here.
DAY OF YEAR
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..
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