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Vofc8, No. 283 Mauler Associated Piece SEWARD, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 9.1914. Member Associated Frees_Ten Cents the Copy Berlin Reports Capture of Forty Thousand French Soldiers Willi Four Hundred Cans at Maultege Russians Report Cermans lose Tens of Thousands in Fast Prussia One Dispatch Says Million Austrians Moving on laihiii and Another Declares Russian-Poland Cleared of the Troops ol the Dual Monarchy DECISIVE BATTLE OF THE WAR IS STILL RAGING Allies Declare the German Right W ing is Retiring GERMAN RIGHT RETREATING PARIS. Sept. }».—It is officially announced this morn ing that the general situation in the theater of war re mains most satisfactory for the allied armies. The tier man right is retreating before the British army not far from Paris and is supposed to he falling back on the Marne and beyond. The French center continues to ad vance slowly and is taking (he offensive at all points hcaid from along the entire front. The German forces which had proceeded to points south of Paris have now fallen back and are at a point which would he north of a line drawn east from the city. The situation on the allied right remains unchanged. Nothing positive has come from the Verdun district ex cept that all goes well with the French army even to the most extreme point on its right. 10.000 FRENCH CAPTURED BERLIN. Sept. 9—The greatest disaster of all the war for the allies and the most magnificent triumph for the German armies took place today when the city and loi tress of Maubege fell and forty thousand French troops surrendered to the soldiers ol the kaiser. In addition to this enormous number of prisoners there were captured four hundred guns and four generals. Maubege is a fortified city near the Belgian-French frontier around which some severe lighting took plate some time ago when the Germans invaded trance. At that time an effort was made to surround the Britsih army at that point but very little has since been heard about the operations in that quarter, lhe taking ot Maubege is , similar to the taking of Metz in the last war. The Ger man armies then surrounded Metz but continued the march on Paris while some of the forces remained to in vest it. The taking of the city has. it must be admitted, been a costlv one to the German troops. Among the Germans killed are Major Generals Von Gotha and Diedand. Pre mier Von Weissacker of Wurtemburg and Finance Min ister Bruenig of Bavaria both lost sons in the last assault. Prince William of Hesse is among the wounded and a trainload of wounded soldiers is now being rushed to the interior of Germany. y Besides the capture of the great french force and the guns the next important result of the fall of Maubege wil be that the Germans who were occupied in the investment of the city will now be free to join in the operations around Paris. ALLIES FIGHTING LIKE FURY PARIS, Sept. 9.—The battle east of Paris is still rag ing furiously and there is every reason to hope that it wil end in one grand, decisive victory for the allied forces The French have captured many machine and field guns and the Germans often surrender in groups. The great fault with the Germans has been that their advance has been too rapid and precipitate in their tremendous eager ness to reach the gates of Paris. It is evident that the German army arrived in this region “out of breath” anc out of ammunition. The German prisoners appear fasrgee and harrassed and the whole spirit of the German arm) seems to be depressed to such an extent that they nc longer are able to tight with the vim and energy which distinguished them in the beginning of the war. The onl) hope of the Germans now seems to rest on the coming ol the German forces from the northeast but this coming seems already to have been too long deterred and the new. may come at any moment that the Germans have beei forced to fall back. The struggle which is now proceeding is one of the most extraordinary and most momentous ii all the history of war. It is in truth a battle for suprem acy over the most important part of the earth. The de feat of the Germans in the battle would probably result ir the most awful disaster that ever befell an empire as the) would be compelled to retreat over territory on all sides of which are hostile forces. .It would hardly be less as < :litary catastrophe than the retreat of Napoleon fron: >8COW. CANDIDATES SHOWING UP SEVERAL NOW COMING OFT WITH DECLARATION OF INTENTIONS Several candidates are now ap pearing for the election to the local legislature and some of them arc well known in Seward. A telegram re ceived here yesterday by Charles G. Wulff states that George R. Goshaw »f Valdez has come out as candidate for the senate. Mr. Goshaw is well known both in this division and in the second division where he resided for a •ong time. It is also stated that Harvey Sulli van, formerly United States marshal for this division, will also be a can didate. He will almost unquestiona bly run for the lower house although he has made no announcement to that effect. The information comes from a most reliable source J. J. Finnegan, who was commis sioner at Seward, has already declar ed himself a candidate for the lower house. He states that he will, if elect 'd, do everything in his power to re peal the “iniquitous” mining law, ac cording to an exchange. All of those are supposed to be •andidates that are unafliliated with any party and several other candi lates will probably be nominated by the conventions which are yet U ome. The republicans expressed <ome time ago the intention of hold ing local conventions for the purpose >f arranging for the legislature elec tions so that the likelihood is they will run candidates themselves. This will result in candidates from about four different parties and candidates if the independent variety galore. Delegate Wickersham is expected to arrive in Valdez about the twenty fifth of the present month. He had intended to come sooner but was de ’ayed. Down in the southeast politics are becoming mighty warm judging by ‘he editorial pages of the papers ♦here. The Juneau Empire is bear :ng the brunt of the fighting for the democrat while the Skagway Alas kan and the Petersburg Progressive are just as strongly against him. NEW OFFICIAL FOR LOCAL RAILROAD H. C. DeLine has arrived to take up \ position with the railroad here and his family will follow about the first >f the month. He was formerly at tached to the office of the United States marshal at Valdez where he *pent seven years. DIRIGO COMING WITH STRANDED CHINAMEN The Men Who Were Said to be Left By Cannery Ship Are Picked Up The Dirigo is expected to arrive this evening. She has aboard the big hunch of Chinamen who were left up the coast, as told in the Gateway, ;ome time ago because they refused o travel south in a cannery ship vhich, they said, was not properly provisioned for the journey. When they refused to travel, according to the news telegraphed here, the ship pulled out and left them. At one time it was thought that their position was a serious one as they were said not to : have any supplies. The name “Gamble’*’* 1* a Trade Mark and wherever aeen is a guarantee of Wholesome* ness and Cleanliness. 11 SAYS TURNAGAIN IS GREAT CAMP <;. L. CHASE OF HOPE TELLS OF WORK AROUND SUNRISE AND HOPE G. L. Chase of Hope arrived In Seward last night and reports that the Turnagin Arm camp is booming and is destined in the immediate fu ture to become one of the greatest camps in Alaska. Mr. Chase is very enthusiastic over the future oi that district and apparently has good grounds for his optimistic view point. He has been doing a great deal of work on the Red Breast about eight miles from Hope and has uncovered a lead, fifty feet in width that will pai all the way across. On one edge there is a four-foot streak of bonanza or. The rich four-foot stringer carrie lead phosphates that will run ex tremely high in both gold and silver Mr. Chase is seriously considering the advisability of sacking about ten tons of this rich paystreak and taking it outside for treatment. Pans taken along this streak run exceptionally high in free gold and some of the nans have run as high as several dol lars to the pan. Mr. Chase will re main in Seward until he can get int# communication with some outside narties and will then return to Hop# where he will put in the remainder of *he season in developing his find. According to Mr. Chase there is a great deal of activity in placer min ing around Hope and Sunrise th if season. Just above Sunrise, French \nd Herron are busily engaged ir drilling the Lawson homestead an< while the results are nof being mad' aublic. it is known that they are a least satisfactory SeifTert on Resu» rection Creek is doing well and th# Matthison Mining company continues to take out good money at ever cleanup. It is rumored that th' Matthison Mining company has beer aurchased by Governor Hutchison an*' lafTo brothers of Seattle. The consid ^ration is not known, but it is under stood to have been a good round sum Dr. Conant has also bonded his oroperty on the upper end of Resur ^e"tion to some Pennsylvania parties who will prospect it with a drill this winter and install a plant early next spring. The old Kenai Star property be :ng again opened up and under the direction of foreman Sullivan, French and Herron have a crew of m'-n a‘ work driving a tunnel to open i.p the ’ead. CHARLES G. WULFF COMES TO SEWARD Charhs G. WulfT, manager of the Valdez Prospector, has been visiting in Seward since the Alameda went west, with his son. They will return to their home on the Alameda. Mr. WulfT says that the fine paper whlcn he manages will soon be enlarged. He speaks in glowing terms of Valdez as a member of the Fourth estate should. SEVERAL COME ON EVANS AND NORTHWESTERN SEATTLE, Sept. 0.—The following passengers left on the Northwestern for Seward: C. Thomas and wife, George Haley and wife, Dave Dunbar, George Better, W. Krippachne. The following are aboard the Evans for Seward: C. Phillips, J. Goodrich and wife, E. Modine, E. Wright, T. Wright, W. Fuller, John Nugsburg, Mrs. Brome, General Murray, Mrs. Nuzum, child and maid, Mason Phelps and wife. The following are on the Evans for Knik: W. Ostsorne. F. Winters, H. Pratt and wife, Wm. Martin, Mrs. Riplinger and child. “Aim at the best” Smoked Norwe gian Herring in Tomato Sauce. Brown & Hawkins. “Quality First.” RAILROADS ASK j FOR SYMPATHY i i - WANT PRESIDENT TO REQl’EST PEOPLE TO DEAL MORE LEN IENTLY WITH THEM WASHINGTON, Sept. 0.—A com mittee of the executives of the vari ous railroads of the country waited on President Wilson today and requested i him to address an appeal to the coun try asking the people to take a more sympathetic attitude towards the rail roads of the nation. The committee stated that, chiefly because of the war, the railroads are finding the greatest difficulty in meeting their ob ligations. The president declared that he would take the matter under consid eration hut he pave no intimation as to what his final answer will be to the •oquest. WHAT IS GENERAL MURRAY COMING TO SEWARD FOR? Phis is the Question Which Has Been Asked Most Frequently Around Town Today The news that Major General Mur ray, commander of the western di ision of the United States army, is ominp to Seward traveled around ‘own quickly today and many were iskinp questions as to what his pur pose mipht be in cominp here. Some leoplo seem to think that his mission s connected in some way with thf •ailroad hut there is nothin* said to ‘he teleprams that would lead to sue’ > conclusion. That he took passape ’irect for Seward is, however, seen rrom the list of passenpers, and t'” ‘’act in turn would po to show that he s not on a roundtrip tour, nor vlsitinf ‘ther places enroute The fact tha' Colonel Swanitz sent directions tc ave the railroad placed at his dis posal is also sipnificant. In the al* nanac General Muray is not piven as belonpi.ip to the enpineerinp depart ment of the army althouph he may be m enpineer. SEATTLE TAKES UP OPENING OF CO AI Commercial Club of That City Gets Busy and Others Will Proba bly Follow That the Seattle Commercial cluV has taken up the question of impress mg on the government the advisabil :ty of opening the Alaska coal fields immediately is the information brought in a bulletin published by the club which arrived in the last mail "be Bulletin uses the same arguments used by this paper and points out that the war prevents ships from carrying -oal to the Pacific coast from the east It also declares that the coal mines of British Columbia may some time be unable to ship their produce and that this coast would be left in a serious condition. CHARLES E. HERRON COMING ON THE CAR Charles E. Herron will arrive on v special car this afternoon. Engineer Kyle will also come in on it. They are both at Mile 34. Mrs. White will rro out on the car that goes to brinr them in. Clyde L. Morris and E. ft Fleming who recently went over U see the ground which Major French and Mr. Herron are working, are or the Alameda on the way outside. ALAMEDA ARRIVES The steamship Alameda arrived this afternoon from the west and will take out several passengers from Seward, whose people always seem to be glad to travel with the genial Cap tain Warner. You'll find everything In the Paltry Line at Cooper'! Cafe. SEATTLE HAS ITS PRIMARIES JONES AGAIN THE NOMINEE OE KEIM’BLICANS IOIC SENATE SEATTLE, Sept. X—The primary elections for the nominations for sen-! ator have resulted in the nomination of Jones by the republicans, Ole Han sen by the progressives and probably Black by the democrats. The second choice vote for the first; ongressional district resulted in the i nomination of Humphrey, republican Moore, democrat, and Griffiths, pro gressive. Judge Humphries won the election for supreme judge of appeals. U. S. GENERAL COMING HERE MAJOR GENERAL ARTHUR MFR R \Y, COMMANDER WESTERN DIVISION, ON THE EVANS Major General Arthur Murray, commander of the western division of the United States army, is a pas senger on the Evans and will proba bly remain at Seward for a visit. Herbert Tozier received a telegram ibis morning from Colonel Swanitz directing that everything possible be done by the railroad people to make the general’s stay as pleasant and in structive as possible. The head quarters of General Murray arc at San Francisco. FRANCE BELIEVES IN JOFFRE PARIS, Sept. 8.—The results of the encounters during the past two days are regarded as distinctly favorable to the allies and an atmosphere of cheerfulness prevails which had been sadly lacking during the advance of the Germans through French territory in the north. The French war office and the leading military authorities are convinced that General Joflfre is holding the German army in spite of its herculean efforts and is gradually wearing it out until the time comes for a great forward movement against the tired troops of the kaiser. ALLIES GET FRESH TROOPS PARIS, Sept. 8.—Seven hundred and fifty thousand German troops are facing the allies in the great battle stretching along to the eastward of this city but they are now probably at their greatest strength while the allies, especially the British, are receiving constant increases in strength by the coining of fresh troops. The allies are able to send fresh men into the field almost for every en gagement and another tremendous advantage which they enjoy is that General JolTre is fighting on ground which he chose for himself and on which, with magnificent skill, he compelled the invaders to fight. The winning of this ti tanic struggle just at the time when France had all but given up hope would raise JolTre to a pinnacle of glory which has never been surpassed except by the great Na poleon. SIXTY-FIVE THOUSAND MEN LOST PETROGRAD, Sept. 9.—In a battle that was fought — 1 1* ^ 1* ri .1 .. T)a«ianra« a L! a 4 A •%« 1% AM 1 4 It A 4 /\ 4 n I IIUI III U1 OUllIdU III UdSl £ I USSId Ull k_7v|#lvlll<7vl I mv iviuu number of* men lost was sixty-five thousand most of whom were Germans. Ten thousand dead Germans were count ed in the trenches after one battle in East Prussia accord ing to the most reliable reports coming here from the front. On the whole the losses to the Germans are simply awful in all the battles being fought in that part of the field. AUSTRIA PANIC STRICKEN LONDON, Sept. 9.—The city of Vienna is reported here to be in a state of panic and the whole empire of Aus tria is facing one of the most frightful periods that ever came in the history of a nation. With the Russians ad vancing like an avalanche on the east Bosnia is now in open revolt. Trieste is paralyzed by the fear of an attack from the sea. Austria is bankrupt, trade is at a standstill and thousands of merchants are ruined by a war which they never wanted and which they hate. According to all accounts the empire will not be able to continue the war much longer and a few more defeats would completely smash it. The reports from Bosnia are the most disas trous of all. With the Servians invading it and the peo ple only too anxious to throw off the Teutonic yoke and go over to the Slav nations the situation is very desperate. A revolt is also looked for in Herzegovina. ANOTHER AUSTRIAN DEFEAT PETROGRAD, Sept. 9.—The Russians have won a complete victory over the Austrians at Rawa in Galicia and the Austrian armies are now retreating everywhere. Among the prisoners captured by the Russians were many Germans who were evidently in the Austrian ranks in great force. The battle was fought about ten miles south of the Polish frontier where the Austrians were threaten ing Russian territory.