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THE DAILY PROGRESSIVE-MINER I
VOLUME ONE KETCHIKAN, ALASKA, THURSDAY, DEC. 23, 1915. ____NUMBER SEVENTY-NINE
GERMAN PEACE
LEAGUE ACTIVE
WILL ISSUS MANIFESTO CALL
ING UPON SOLDIERS TO
LEAVE THE TRENCHES
AND DEPOSE KAISER
All the Prominent Socialists
Have Signed the Praying
Document
ROTTERDAM, Dec. 23—The Ger
man Humanity League, that has
been active for some time in the
interest of peace, has decided to is
sue a manifesto calling upon every
soldier to leave the trenches, de
pose the Kaiser and return to their
homes. The manifest will be dis
tributed as a Christmas offering \
to humanity.
The document which has already
been freely signed, bears the sig
nature of Karl Bornstein, the Soc
ialist leader.
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ALASKAN ROBBED OF $100,000
Miner Misses Draft After Meeting
“Yellow Haired Woman"
CHICAGO, Dec. 20—A weird tale
of robery, amounting to more than
$100,000, was reported to the Chi
cago detective bureau by Thomas
E. Marshall, a miner, who has just
“come out” of Nome, Alaska.
He arrived in Chicago and went
to to a down town hotel. He says
he met a man. The stranger lur
ed him to a cabaret show across
from the hotel. Here, he says, he
met a “big yellow haired” woman,
who called him “hun bun.” He says
he believes he was drugged, for
when he awoke later in a hallway
he had but $28.
This is the story he told the de
tectives:
“My partner and I came out of
Alaska a few days ago and we sold
our mine for $250,000. I got half.
The deal was made in Seattle. I
went to a bank and got drafts for
nearly all the money.
“One draft I now remember,
was for $21,800.
“I just can’t remember what l
did with the remainder of the $125,
000.”
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Mr. Williams, the mail carrier,
announces that the mail boat which
is due to leave Saturday, will leave
Friday at 8 a.m. instead, for this
trip only.
XMAS PRESENTS FOR KIDDIES
The Arctic Brotherhood have ar
ranged with both theaters to give
the children two free shows on
Christmas Day. The Grand will
start the first show at 12:30 and
the Dream at 2:30 thus enabling
.them to see both shows.
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Don’t forget Red Men’s Ball New
Year’s Eve, Dec. 31, 1913.
GREECE UNDER
MARTIAL LAW
FEAR ENTERTAINED THAT THE
BULGARIANS WILL ENTER
THE COUNTRY
LONDON, Dec. 23—The Premier,
by the King’s order today issued
his proclamation declaring the
country under martial law. It was
unofficially reported that the Bul
garian army stationed just out
side the border would move within
to attack the allied forces. In
anticipation of the move, the gov
ernment decided to issue the proc
lamation that the inhabitants may
be prepared.
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HE EXPECTS PROMPT REPLY
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23—Secre
tary Lansing is reported today by
a correspondent for the Associated
Tress that he expected a promp*
reply from Austria to his lasl
note, which he said required no com
ment but a simple answer to con
form with the justice of the case.
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M\YOR OF BRUSSELS
IS RIGIDLY CONFINED
PARIS, Dec. 22—‘‘I greatly feai
I shall have lost completely the us
of speech before the banquets which
you speak of my presiding over in
the future,” says Burgomaster
Adolphe Max, of Brussels, in a
letter sent to a friend from the
German fortress at Glatz, in which
he has been confined for the last
year.
The burgomaster, whose disa
greement with the German mili
tary authorities at Brussels led to
his imprisonment, says In his let
ter that army officers imprisoned
at Glatz are permitted to mingle
freely, but that for some reason he
is unable to fathom, he has not been
allowed to come into contact with
them.
Paris newspapers, in publishing
the letters, asked whether Presi
dent Wilson, King Alfonse or Pope
Benedict cannot intervene to al
leviate the lot of the burgomaster
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HALIBUT QUOTATIOS
SEATTLE, Dec. 23—The steam
er Humboldt arrived with thirty
three boxes of halibut that was
sold at six cents and one half a
pound. Sixty thousand pounds were
brought in by a schooner, for which
they received five and one half
cents a pound plus a bonus of twen
ty-five cents a box. Other schoon
ers with one hundred and eighteen
thousand pounds sold for the same
price.
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TUG BOAT ASSOCIATION
TO PROTEST
SEATTLE, Dec. 23—The Tug
Boat Association today joined in
a protest against the proposed in
crease of one cent a gallon on dis
tillate oil, which they call outrag
eous.
BAND CONCERT
The Metlakahtla Band of thirty
pieces, will give a concert in Red
Men’s Hall next Wednesday even
ing, Dec. 29th. Watch for further
particulars. Ad.tf.
STRONG STOVE' CO.
W. G. STRONG. Manager
Monarch Ranges
Coal and Wood
Cook Stoves
Hot Blast Heaters
Camp Stoves
HOiPSU Heckman Bldg.
SHOES! SHOES! SHOES!
We have just received
150 Pairs Men’s Shoes
These goods were bought at the old price so
you can
Save 15 to 20 per cent
by making your putrhases now. Only goods of
the highest quality carried here
P. J. GILMORE, the clothier
OVER SINKING OF THE LINER
YASAKA IN EASTERN PART
OF MEDITERRANEAN SEA
BY A SUBMARINE
The Identity of Whihc is Unknown
Passengers and Crew are
Believed Saved
LONDON, Dec. 23—A report
was received today that the new
Japanese liner Yasaka, had been
sunk in the eastern part of the
Mediterranean sea yesterday. The
sinking was done by a submarine
without warning, the identity of
which is unknown.
The liner was enroute from Lon
don to Japan with one hundred and
twenty passengers and a crew of
sixty men, all of whom are thought
to have been saved, however.
When the news was sent to Tokio
great excitement prevailed.
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EMPEROR JOSEF
GIVES ADVICE
TO GRANT DEMANDS OF THE
UNITED STATES IN THE
ANCONA CASE
HAGUE, Dec. 23—A reliable re
port reached here today to the ef
fect that the Austrian Emperor
had advised his foreign minister,
Mr. Burian, to grant the demands
made by the United States govern
ment in the Ancona case. It is
said- that the emperom is sorely
aversed to break the kindly rela
tions between the countries, and
while the act of the submarine com
mander may be overdrawn, it Is
better to concede some points than
:ncur the enmity of this country,
says the correspondent.
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AT THE GRANDT0N1GHT
Mary Pickford, the unrivaled
favor'te of the screen has proved
without a doubt that there is but
one Mary Pickford. The Eaglf3
Mate, is a picture of Mary Pick
ford moods. It captivates and
fascinates, clean, simple, beautiful,
this picture should be seen by
everybody. The scenes are laid ir
the mountains of Virginia. Fri
day and Saturday, The Pocket
Wireless, is the title of the third
episode of The Black Box.
Don’t forget Saturday afternoon
o'; -elve thirty the Grand in con
junction with the Arctif Brother
hood will entertain the children,
and at Two o’clock the Grand will
entertain the grownups. Uncle
Toms Cabin in five reels will be
the picture. It isn’t just thepic
ture we are giving you, but our
good wishes for a merry Christ
mas and a happy New Year. Adv.
LIEUT. GENERAL
IS PROMOTED
WILL SUCCEED SIR MONROE
IN COMMAND OF THE DAR
DANELLES FORCES
LONDON, Dec. 23—The war
commission today issued an order
accepting General Sir Monroe’s res
ignation, commander of the Dar
danelles forces, and appointing
Lieutenant General Murry as his
successor. The appointment seems
to meet with general approval.
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GREAT GENERAL DIES
BERLIN, Dec. 23—General von
Emmich, the conqueror of Liege
in that ever-to-be-remembered bat
tle with the Belgians, died here
last evening.
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KAISER TAKES TO HIS BED
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BERLIN, Dec. 23—Emperor Wil
liam, who was preparing for a visit
to the western battle front, took to
his bed today on the advices of his
physicians. He is said to be quite
seriously ill.
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VIENNA, Dec. 23—The second
American note was received here
today by the foreign minister, who
has thus far refused to give it
publicity.
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RUSSIA SHIFTING ARMY
LONDON, Dec. 22—A wireless
dispatch from Berlin quotes the
Pester Lloyd, of Budepest, as de
claring that it has reliable reports
that the Russians are removing
from the Bessarabian frontier the
greater part of the troops which
were stationed there. Telegraphic
communication between Russia and
Rumania has been stopped, accord
ing to advices to the newspapers.
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AMERICA AND THE POPE CAN
STOP THE WAR
BERNE, Dec. 8—General Wille,
commander-in-chief of the Swiss
army, a soldier of the school of
Hindenburg and Joffre, expressed
today the belief that the time had
come for “the two most powerful
forces in the world’ ’to combine to
put an end to the European war.
’ These two Corcc, h& ao.id. were the
president of the United States and
the Pope of Rome.
Gen. Wille also discussed with a
correspondent of the Associated
Press the subject of military pre
paredness, describing that condi
tion as not only a defense of the
state and its citizens, but as a
powerful force for dicipline and ef
ficiency in civil life and the pur
suits of industry and commerce.
In suggesting a peace proposal
at this time from President Wilson
and Pope Benedict, Gen. Wille said:
“A united appeal from these two
most powerful influences in the
world, seconded as it would be by
ether neutrals, could not but be
heeded by all the warring nations.”
Gen. Wille said he was not him
self a Roman Catholic, yet the
powerful influence exerted by the
Pope was realized in Europe with
out regard to religion.
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PARTY DEAD
LLOYD BINGHAM SUCCOMBS TO
ATTACK OF PHEUMONIA
IN CHRISTAINIA
PARTYLEAVESTODAY
Ford Too III to Leave But Will
Follow Later With Others
Who Remain Behind
CHRISTAINIA, Dec. 23—Lloyd
Bingham, who was one of the peace
party, headed by Henry Ford, died,
here last evenig from an. acute at
tack of pneumonia. Bingham was
the husband of the great American
actress, Amelia Bingham.
The second contingent of tlic !
peace party arrived today, and to
gether with those who were al
ready here, will proceed on the |
Oscar Second to Stockholm. 2
It was thought that Mr. Ford
would be well enough to continue
the journey, but on the advice of
his physicians, he decided to re
main for a few days longer. He
expects to rejoin the party shortly.
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FOOD SENT GERMANY BY
U. S. PARCEL POST
LONDON, Dec. 22—“Consider
able quantities of food are bein'
sent to Germany by parcel post I
from America and we are in com- I
munication with our ambassador at
Washington on the subject,” Lord i
Robert Cecil, parliamentary under
secretary for foreign affairs, in
formed the house of commons to
day.
The under secretary added that
other steps had been taken to deal I
with the matter effectively.
The citizens’ committee for food:
shipments to Germany and Aus- j
tria announced in New York last j
week it had delivered to the United j
States post-office its first packag- I
es of food consisting of condensed
milk, lard and rice, to be shipped i
as first-class mail.
These parcels, the committee said '•
were for starving children in Ger
many and Austria.

OBJECT FINALLY DECLARED
LONDON, Dec. 22—Replying to
a request for a statement as to
the position of Greece and the en
tente powers, Lord Cecil, parlia
mentary under-secretary of foreign
affairs, said today: “Tho immediate
object of the allies has been toreg
ularize our military position at
Kaloniki and deny to Bulgaria and
the central powers any control, di
rect or indirect, over Saloniki. The
British government hopes the ne
gotiations may reach a satisfac
tory conclusion. It is impossible
to do more at present.
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THAT CHRISTMAS CLEANUP
The local barber shops announce
that they will be open for business
till 10 o’clock “Friday night, Dec.
24th, and until noon on Christmas
day.
ANOTHER ONE
GATHERED IN
BELIEVED TO BE THE MISSING
LINK IN THE PLOT TO
DESTROY FACTORIES
NEW YORK, Dec. 23—Officials
of the department of justice today
announced that they had captured,
what they believe to bo the miss
ing link in the plot whereby ships
and munition factories were to be
destroyed, and for which several
have been arrested. The man ar
rested today is reported to be none
other than the night wratchman of
th Hamburg-American Line Com
pany.
One official said that they had
succeeded i» obtaining a partial
confession from the man and with
other evidence, will make up a com
plete case.
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BRITISH CASUALTIES
LONDON, Dec. 23—An official
statement was issued today show
ing that the casualties up to date
a4 the Dardanelles were one hun
dred and twenty-two thousand kill
ed and made prisoners.
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KAISER’S SONS
CALLED HOME
CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES ARE
CALLED OFF BY ORDER
OF THE CHANCELLOR
LONDON, Dec. 23—A corres
pondent for the Times reports that
three sons of the Emperor hvd been
summoned to bis bedside. The re
port says that the Emperor’s health
is far from being good and on the
advice of bis physicians, tile usual
Christmts festivities have been or
dered off by the Chancellor.
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NEW WAR PLOT IS DISCLOSED
BANK CLERK ARRESTED
AS SPY
NEW YORK, Dec. 233—De
tectives following the trial of plot
ters seeking to destroy ships bear
ing ammunition to the allies, to
day arrested Frederick Scheindl,
a clerk in the National City bank,
whom tLoy charge with larceny of
documents, cable grams and mes
saged, (which it is alleged lie
turned over to representatives of
the German government.
These documents, the detectives
say, gave information as to which
ships bore ammunition across the
seas. Scheindl is also alleged to
have given information to the Ger
man representatives as to what
firms wero manufacturing war sup
plies in this country and also the
amounts of money placed in certain
banks to the ci'edit of the allies.
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CLOSED DOWN FOR CHRISTMAS
The It Mine has closed down til'
after Christmas, to give the men
a few days holidays. Many of them
are availing themselves of the op
port unity to spend Christmas in
town.
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| CANADIAN PREMIER GIVES HIS
VIEW ON THE QUESTION
OF PEACE
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SPEAKS FOR CANADA
And All British Dependencies. In
A Speech at a Banquet
In His Honor
NEW YORK, Dec. 23—At a ban
quet given in his honor last evening
Premier Bordon, of Canada, expres
sed his view in a speech in regard
to peace rumors. The Canadian
minister said that the European
war would not be concluded so eas
ily; that inconclusive statements
would not be accepted by Great
Britain nor by any dependencies.
The Premier further said that
there was *a wide difference be
tween tho affirmation of the pur
pose of this war and the justice of
the cause, and that before hostil
ities would cease, strick understand
ings would have to be reached,
which he considers impossible at
this time.
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SCORES DIE IN POWDER PLANT
PARIS, Dec. 22—The inquiry in
to the causes of the explosion at
tho Belgian Government's, huge
powder factory at Havre has tak
en the direction of discovering
whether it was due to German
machinations in the United States.
Latest reports show that 100 to
150 persons were killed by the blast.
Fifteen hundred Belgians were em
ployed in the factory. It was for
hours before the wreckage could
be approached after the explosion.
The plant was damaged extensively.
Two hundred and tifty tons of
powder blew up in an annex where
several boxes of ammunition from
America was stored. An official
states that a short while ago ane
such box was found to contain an
apparatus intended to cause its
automatic explosion. Since then all
cases received from America have
been carefully examined.
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MOVEMENT OF BOATS
Northbound
Northwestern, Friday 24 th.
Princess May, Monday 27tli.
Southbound
Jefferson, Friday 24th.
City of Seattle, Friday 24th.
Al-Ki, Christmas morning.
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MRS. VILLA IN NEW ORLEANS
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 23-lMrs.
Villa arrived here on her way to
Cuba and will remain over Christ
mas while awaiting the general to
join her here, she informed the
correspondent.
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Get Your Ticket for the A. B. Ball,
Christmas Night at the Red Men’s
Hall. Admission 50 cents.
TONIGHT |
at the o
DREAM §
CHARLIE CHAPLIN |
‘A Woman’ 1
A SPECIAL TWO REEL FEATURE §
THE BIGGEST HIT OF THE $5
SEASON &
This is even better than “Work”
“THE GRUDGE”
A two reel western riding fea- si
ture and its a dandy too 32
“JANE” g
A farce comedy
Don’t miss seeing CHARLIE, si
as he will be here only two 22
nights this time. o
Friday and Saturday si
“ARISTOCRACY” g
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In Five Reels

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