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THE DAILY PROGRESSIVE-MINER
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VOLUME ONE ' KETCHIKAN, ALASKA, SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 1915. NUMBER SIXTY-THREE.
RUSSIANS ARE
MASSING MEN
TWO MILLION MEN WILL BE
ADDED IN ENDEAVOR TO
CRUSH Al'STRO-GERMANY
CAMPAIGN TO START
In the Immediate Future and Will
iie Carried on With Vigor
And Determination
PETROGRAD, Dec. 4—The war
department is exerting every energy
and possible means to raise an army
cf men of several million and a
campaign will be launched against
Germany with the firm determina
tion to crush her and her allies.
For the past several months the
t orrespondent says, Russia has been
extremely busy preparing and ac
quiring supplies of all sorts from
divers countries for the verv cam
w
paign that is intended to under
take now.
It is said that the armies have
been well fed and have plenty of
ammunition and the men are eager
to start the campaign.
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PEACE WAS OFFERED SERBIA
SALONIKI, Dec. 4—A correspon
dent of the London Tellegraph
claims' to have proof that General
vonMackensen, under a flag of
truce sent a message not long ago
through the Serbian lines to the
Crown Prince seeking a separate
peace between Germany and Serbia
on the basis of the cession to Bul
garia of the northeast comer of
Serbia, from Kniajevats to Pirot,
and all of Serbian Macedonia, while
old Serbia was to remain Serbian,
and that the Prince refused to ne
gotiate with the general.
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CORPORAL MACDONALD COMES
HOME DISFUGl'RED
Returns From Fighting Lines With
Fifty-Three Wounds
VANCOUVER, B. C., Dec. 1—
Horseshoe nails, glass, anything
solid, is used in the shrapnel shells
the Germans are filling. This in
fcrmation was brought today to
Vancouver by Corpora! W. J. Mac
Donald, who received fifty-three
pieces of shrapnel in his left side
and arm during the battle at Ypres.
He still has twenty-three pieces of
shell in his body.
Corporal MacDonald was with the
Sixteenth battalion. On April 23
a shrapnel shell lit in the trench
right beside him and exploded a
box fall of hand grenades. Corporal
MacDonald was fairly riddled.
From the waist to the feet on his
left side there was hardly a three
inch square that was not punctured
by some firing missiles.
Only one bullet hit him and went
through his left arm. When he
was operated on a horseshoe nail
was taken from his leg. He is still
suffering slightly from the wounds,
and his throat and lungs were
affected by chlorine gas.
> + + + A + + + + + + + + + +
UNDESIRABLES WILL BE *
♦ ORDERED TO LEAVE +
♦ WASHINGTON, Dec. 4—It is ♦
♦ positively known that Presi- +
♦ dent Wilson today decided to ♦
♦ get rid of all foreign agents +
+ whose activities are consider- +
♦ ed harmful to the best inter- +
♦ est of the United States. +
1 + This ‘decision, it is said was ♦
♦ reached at the conclusion of +
+ the trial of the Hamburg- *
+ American Steamship Company's +
+ officials and evidence against +
♦ plotters for the destruction of +
♦ munition plants. • ♦
+ ♦ + ♦ + ■*■ + + + ■*•♦ + + ♦♦
j STATE CLAIM AGENT
I S A R R ES T F. 1)
SEATTLE, Dec. 4—J. F. Gillie
state claim agent of the industrial
commission for the state of Wash •
ington. was arrested today charg- j
ed with falsifying accounts. Ho
was released from custody on giving
a five thousand dollar bond.
The falsifying of accounts w"s
discovered a short time ago and a’>
investigation was instituted which
lead to the arrest of the claim agenT
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NOTED GENERAL
WOUNDED
COMMANDER YON MACKENSEN
INJURED BY BULLET IN
RECENT-ENGAGEMENT
PET RAG RAD, Dec. 4—it was |
learned today from private source- j
that in a recent engagement with j
the Serbian army at Monstir, Gen- j
eral vonMackensen received what j
was considered a mortal wound.
The injury caused by a Serbian
bullet, necessitated an operation, j
the result of which at the time ap- '
peared doubtful, but the General's ’
splendid constitution soon helped i
him to revive.
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SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT
In the matter of the construction
of Cliff Ave., complications have
developed that will require time t-->;
adjust satisfactorily.
The townsite patent extends from ;
the meander line inward—betwee*
the ends of the lots and meander line ;
is a space of variable width—plat
ted as Cliff Ave.. and being includ
ed in the U. S. Patent. It is the j
property of the town of Ketchikan.
The fact that this strip border
on the water gives Ketchikan -
vested right in the water front. No
protest having been filed at . the
legally appointed time, all person
occupying any portion of this water
front outside of the lot boundaries,
are trespassers on city property.
These facts have only been gen-;
erally known within the last few
days. The city dads themselves
have only recently found that Ket
chikan may acquire about a thousand
feet of valuable water front by en
forcing their legal right to same.
Th’s legal right not being compat
'ble with ideas of justice and equity
council is loath to enforce it. They
recognize the injustice resulting. A
concilitory spirit is being shown and
, it is hoped that conclusions may be
reached without resorting to drastic
: measures on the one hand, or in
junction proceedings on the other.
STROIVG STOVE CO.
W. G. STRONG. Manager
.Monarch Ranges
Coal and Wood
Cook Stoves
Hot Blast Heaters
Camp Stoves
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Heckman Bldg.
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Watch This Space j
Monday
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TWO HUNDRED thousand men
WILL SOON BE IN FIELD
AND RENEW FIGHTING
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NOTTOGIVEUPEASILY
Advices From Various Parts of
The Country Shows Much
Encouragement
ROME, Dec. 4—Correspondents
fcr the local press and from varioue
;>arts of Serbia say the unpreced
ented activity is noticeable among
all classes of men throughout the
country. This is attributed to the j
recent defeat by the A us tro-German 1
troops, that the country had not:
thought would be accomplished be
fore her allies could render assis-1
lance. However, encouraged by the
allies’ change of attitude, optimism ■
reigns supreme and every man is
rushing to recruiting stations eageT
o enlist.
It is said that within ten days,
two hundred thousand men will
have been added to" the existing
armies, and together will renew the
fight.
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WILSON’S NAME PLACED
ON PRIMARY BALLOTS
LINCOLN, Dec. 4—At a caucus
held here by prominent Democrats
iast evening, it was decided that
President Wilson’s name should ap
pear on the ballots at the primary
election that is to be held in the
near future, as a presidential can
didate .
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REPORTS ONE
MORE VICTORY
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RUSSIANS TAKE TWELVE MILES
OF TRENCHES AND THOUS
ANDS OF PRISONERS
LONDON, Dec. 4—A dispatch
from Wolmar says that the Russian
forces had just taken twelve miles
of trenches on the road of Takkum,
heretofore occupied by the Austrians
capturing 'several thousand soldiers
k-esides guns and ammunition.
The trenches which are west of
Riga, have been -the scene of many
desperately fought battles and was
finally taken at the point of bayon
ets. The Russians feel highly pleas
ed over their victory.
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t4T THE GRANDTONIGHT
T ? Doctor’s Testimony, a two
L . feature with Florence Lawrence
playing the leading role. The story
of a jealous husband driven to des
peration by unfounded suspicions.
How many homes have been broken
by just such circumstantial lies as
pictured in this story.
The Court of Makebelieve, is a
pretty little fairy story played by
children.
An Animated Weekly is always
full of interesting news of the war
stricken countries, and events taking
place in our own country. Univer
sal Ike Bearly Won Her, is the
comedy.
Change of program Sunday night.
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FOR RENT
Two rooms furnished near Indian
Town, $8.00 a month.
One room furnished near Indian
Town, $6.00 a month.
Apply to Mrs. Hamilton. 2t.
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J. K. Cbllburir Pres. J. H Heclrman Vice-pres. A. R. Larson Caohiei
Miners and Merchants Bank
Foreign and Domestic Exchange
Travelers Checks
Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent
Territorial Depository
KETCHIKAN, ALASKA
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MEXICO CITY
IS STRICKEN
VICTIMS SUCCUMBING AT THE
RATE OF ONE HUNDRED
AND FIFTY A DAY
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 4—An epi
demic of typhus fever broke out a
few days ago that is ravaging the
city at an alarming rate. Every'
effort is beipg made to check the |
disease but with no apparent satis
factory results.
The death rate ^conservatively I
estimated at one hundred and fifty
a day. A quarantine has been de- ,
dared covering the city and vicinity
to prevent the spread as many were j
leaving. The Red Cross Society ;
has been appealed to for help.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4—Senator
-lames P. Clark, of Arkansas, was j
elected unanimously president pre
tempore of the senate for the com
ing session of Congress. Senator
Clark held the same office at the '
last session.
—.
JAPAN IS PREPARED TO SEND
VAST ARMY TO ALLIES
PARIS, Dec. 4—Japan is willing
to send a vast army to Europe if
the need arises, the Tokio corres
pondent of the Petit Parisian says
a statement to that effect is credit
ed to Baron Ishii and is quoted as
follows:
"If needed Japan will immediate
ly send in one expedition a very
strong army. Japan does not intend
to risk a check,”
The Baron is further quoted as
saying that that only one-third of ;
the men mobilized by Russia have
been armed,’ but that by the end of
the month, Japan will have done
much towards arming completely
the other two-thirds.
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FAMOUS ICE CAVERN
FINDS A PURCHASER
Freak Mine With Ice in Summer
But None in Winter
NORTH DINGTON, Pa., Dec. 4—
The Sweden Valley Wonder, an ice
mine located at Sweden Velley, Pot
ter County, Pennsylvania, has been
sold to M. J. Kelley, Mount Vernon,
Ohio, consideration $3,700.
This famous ice mine has lon<~
been one of the interesting attrac
tions in the East. It consists of a
large cavern in the hillside from
which, during the summer months,
ice is mined and strange as the i
matter may seem, there is no ice j
in the mine in the winter moffths.
Tourists from all parts of the j
country visit this freak of nature j
in large numbers every summer,
the trip being made by rail to Goud
ersport, Pa., the county seat of Pot
ter County, and from there auto
mobiles are secured, which soon
hurry the visitors up the beautiful
Sweden Valley, over splendid macad
amized roads for a distance of a
bout fourteen miles to the mine.
The ice mine is located upon
twenty-five acres of ground and the
property has been in the ownership
of John Dodd for for several years
past, but a few days ago he sold the
entire property. Mr. Kelley, the,
new owner, is a young man and a
professor in a commercial college
at Mount Vernon, Ohio. His fam
ily will come to Sweden Valley a
bout March 1, 1916,
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MARCONI WIRELESS COMPANY
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THE ONLY PLACE IS
At the Bon Marche. The Xma<
Novelties will be sold at prices that
will surprise you. There is more
jov over ten dimes toys than on'- '■
at one dollar. Adv.
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A REMINDER
Don’t huv your Xmas gifts t>■’
von have visited the Bon Marche, ad
HICH OFFICIALS
ACESENIENCED
THREE DRAW ONE YEAR AND
ONE HALF AND FOUR DRAW
ONLY ONE YEAR
ADMITTED TO BAIL
Feuding Completion of Appeal On
A Writ of Error To
Higher Court
NEW YORK, Dee. 4—At the con
vening of the court today, seven
officials convicted by a jury of com
plicity to violate neutral laws of
the United States, appeared for sen
tence. Three high officials (dis
patch does not give names) receiv
ed one year and one half in the
penitentiary at Atlanta, Georgia
The other four were given one year
et the same institution.
The judge in passing the sen- j
tence said it. was a very painfu' j
duty that the law had imposed up- j
on him, but so long as the law had i
been violated, he had no other alter- ■
native but to comply with its provis
ions.
Pending an appeal from the
judgement of the court on a writ!
of error, the prisoners were admit- i
ted to bail.
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(FA FT. LOFSTEDT LOSES HIS j
LICENSE
PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 4—Cap-!
tain Lofsted, of the steamer Santa ;
f Tara that was wrecked a few weeks j
ago, following an investigation, was ;
deprived of his license today.
WILL CUT DOWN
EXPENSES
MINISTERIAL SALARY TO BE
CHOPPED OFF FROM BOTH
. ENDS IF NECESSARY
LONDON, DEC. 4-—At a meeting j
of the members of the cabinet to- j
day, the question of reducing gov
ernmental expenses was taken up
in earnest. A member suggested
that the first duty along that line
of every member was to reduce
ministerial salaries because the
members as a whole were well able
to take care of themselves and
families without salaries at a time
when the country’ need funds to
carry on the war. He said that
since the men were willing to give
their lives for their country’, it would
seem only fair that the ministers
would at least contribute part of
their salaries.
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MARCONI WIRELESS SYSTEM
IS HELPING SOME
Effective December 1st, the Mar
coni “Night Letter” rate to Seattle
will he S1.25 for 50 Words.
And for every 10 words, or frac
tion thereof over 50 words, 25 cents.
In short Western Union tele
graph rate applies.
+*+++++++♦+++++
+ WILSON ANNOUNCES +
+ WEDDING DAY +
+ WASHINGTON, Dec. 4—It +
♦ was officially announced today +
+ that President Wilson and Mrs. +
+ Galt are to be married Decern- +
♦ ber 18 at Mrs. Gaits’ residence. ♦
♦ The wedding will be strictly ♦
+ private an no invitations will +
♦ be issued to anyone. Immedi- ♦
♦ ately after the wedding, a re- ♦
+ oeption will be given in the +
+ Blue room at the White House +
+ where everybody will be wel- +
+ corned. +
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POUND GUILTY OF SHIPPING
WHISKY WITH COFFINS
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Dec. 3—
The Tennessee Coffin & Casket
Company and Frank Fox, its ship
p:ng clerk, were convicted in the
federal court today of shipping
whisky in coffins to adjoining states
without the proper labeling.
The government contended that it
was the custom of the company to
inclose bottles of whisky to those
who bought coffins.

DELEGATES
SAIL TODAY
SHOULD REACH CHRISTIANA A
BOUT MIDDLE OF MONTH
NEW YORK, Dec. 4—Henry
Ford’s Peace Expedition is schedul
ed to sail from New Work this af
ternoon, and should reach Christian
ia, Norway, on or about the middle
of this month.
Besides the delegates, the steamer
carries four hundred and fifty other
passengers. Several are said to be
going on their own initiative and
may work in conjunction with the
peace commissioners. '

ATTENTION ELKS
Tomorrow' will be observed as
Memorial Sunday by the Elk Lodg
es throughout the United States.
Locally, while there are no organ
iged lodge in Ketchikan, arrange
ments have been made w'hereby the
individual Elks will assemble at
the Stedman Hotel about 7:15 to
morrow evening and will march in
a body to attend a memorial service
at St. John’s Episcopal Church.
There are about thirty members of
that orginization residing in "Ket
chikan; they are all requested to
turn out.

RETURNED FROM JUNEAU
Mrs. and Chas. H. Cosgrove re
turned from the Capital City on the
steamer Admiral Farragut night be
fore last.
At The DRF.AMTOMGHT
Ready Money. Have you lots of
it?, will be the five reel Jess L
I.asky feature attraction Friday and
Saturday. Get the Paramount
habit at the Dream. Charlie Chap
lin in Work, is coming. The date will
be announced later.
Change of program tomorrow
night. Adv.
WILL ASK RECALL
DEMOCRATS HAVE DECIDED TO
TAKE ACTION AGAINST A
FEW ACTIVE DIPLOMATS
BOYED, VON PEPEN
Are Declared to be No Longer
Acceptable to The United
States Government
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4—The
state department today announced
that in view of the evidence adduced
at the trial of the officers of the
Hamburg-American Steamship Com
pany, in which it was conclusively
proved that Captain Boyed, a Ger
man naval attache and Captain
vonPepen, a military attache to the
German embassy, had been connect
ed and in a degree moving factors,
in the violation of neutrality laws,
their presence in the United States
was no longer acceptable to the
United States, therefore, there re
call by their home government will
be requested.
After the conviction of Dr. Buenz,
by a jury in a federal court a few
days ago, the department has no
other alternative. It is possible that
others may be also requested to do
the same.
MOVEMENT OF BOATS
Northbound
Northwestern, Monday morning.
City of Seattle, Tuesday 7th.
Southbound
Senator, tomorrow night or Mon
day.
Humboldt, Monday, 6th.
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1 HE NORTHWESTERN COMING
SEATTLE, Dec. 4—The steamer
Northwestern left last night at nine
o’clock with W. T. Lopp, Con Geible,
W. F. Sclothan and wife and Daisy
Thomas, as passengers for Ketchi
kan.
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PRINCESS SOFIA GOES SOUTH
The Princess Sophia arrived from
the north last evening at 6 o'clock,
about twelve hours behind her
schedule. She got away for the
south about an hour later, taking
as passengers from Ketchikan, G.
McDonald, F. J. Gibson, Mrs. S. A.
Plumley, Geo. Woodruff and family.
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JEFFERSON SAILS SOUTH
The steamer Jefferson did not ar
rive from the north till nearly noon
today, bringing the following pas
sengers for Ketchikan: Oak Olsen,
I. E. Fisher, and Eva Lang from
Juneau and Y. E. Howell from
Wrangell. She sailed south from
this port about two o’clock this
afternoon. Passengers boarding
her at this point were, B. A. Eard
lcv, wife and daughter for Seattle,
Henry Wilkie for Vancouver, and
three second class.
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Paris will erect a statue to the
famous chemist, Bertholet, near the
labratory where he spent his later
years.
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TONIGHT at the DREAM j I
Friday and Saturday, December 3 and 4 j |
! Jesse L. Lasky
presents
EDWARD
A6ELES
in
JANES MONTGOMERY’S
I highly interesting j
play
1$ $ “READY MONEY” $ $s
A story of the mines. Five Reels of tense dramatic action
A Paramount feature
Coming, John Barrymore in the comedy, “THE MAN*FROM

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