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---1 The Gateway The Gateway to thc to thc Kenai, Knik, Broad Pass Great Coal Fields of Gold pje|ds Matanuska -- DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY LARGEST /LASKAN CIRCULATION MKMBEB \s>(H i \ n:n P8KS____ ______—■—— ~ ’ ~ ” SEWARD, THE GATEWAY TO ALASKA, TUESDAY. OCTOBER 27, 1914.____._Icn C«nt» th« Copy Fierce Bailie Raging on the Road to Calais - German Chief of Staff Retires Sick -1 entons Send Great Masses of ... lo ll.e Westward, but Allies Claim to Be Holding Their Own - French Announce Success Near \;,nev - Greeks Invade Albania and Burn Towns - Russians Reported AttackingPrzeinvsl Once More GREECE AND ITALY GRAB ALBANIA AND FIGHT IS SURE EUROPEAN CONFLAGRATION IS SPRFAPING WIDER AND WIDER GREECE TO SEIZE EPIRUS LONDON, Oct. 27.—The Greek government has an nounced to the powers its intention to seize northern Epirus and to estalish a provisional government there as it declares that the Albanian government has broken down and a state of anarchy exists. 1 his news is regard ed as of the most sensational kind as it is almost certain to involve Greece in war and also bring Turkey into the conflict. Northern Epirus is part of Albania and has been for a long time coveted by the Greeks but its occupation now will mean trouble not only with Turkey but with Austria so that the Balkans are almost sure once more to burst into conflagration. ITALY LANDS IN ALBANIA LONDON, Oct. 27.—That Italy will be involved in the European war within a week seems to be assured now by the fact that she has landed troops in Albania, a course which is almost certain to result in the opening of hostili ties between her and Austria. It is thought that she may endeavor to avoid hostilities by entering into some under taking with Austria and that Austria may possibly close her eyes to the occupation of Albania until the present general war is over but the general opinion is that Italy has crossed the Rubicon and must fight. AVALONA, Albania, Oct. 27.—'The Greek troops have already invaded Albanian territory and are now at tacking Mussulman troops and burning towns and vil lages as they advance. The news of the invasion came al most simultaneously with the information that Greece had notified the powers of her intention to cross the border. The Mussulman soldiers have attempted to repel the in cursion but their unorganized condition renders them an easy prey for the trained soldiers that are now trooping over the frontier. It is evident that the invasion has been planned for some time and that the Greek forces have been mobilizing while the world was unaware of the fact. It is the general opinion here that the Turkish troops will get on the move at once and that all the Balkans will be once more ablaze within forty eight hours. FIGHTING NEAR NANCY PARIS, Oct. 27.—Dispatches from the eastern end of the French battle line show that the Germans have failed to break through the French although several de termined attempts were made for that purpose. The French, however, succeeded in breaking through the en emy near Nancy and drove the Germans back into Ger man territory and the opinion prevails that if the French forces in that district had been strong enough a very serious result might have been recorded. ALLIES HOLD GROUND LONDON, Oct. 27.—Since Saturday no German gain has been recorded. The allies have either brought up great re-inforcements or have so strongly entrenched themselves that the Germans are compelled to sacrifice man after man to gain a foot of ground. The German forward movement has been character ized by even a greater prodigality of lives than the march on Paris and the losses of the enemy must be terrible. It is deemed certain here now that the Germans intend to hold the lines which they occupy along the whole great front in Belgium and France. They are probably so well entrenched that the taking of their positions would be accompanied by losses of the most appalling kind as there is hardly any hope that their'flank can be turned once it succeeds in resting itself on the coast. To prevent the occupation of the coast cities the allies will now, in the opinion of military experts, put forth all their strength. CORWIN ARRIVES FROM NOME WITH A CROWD About A Score Of The Passengers Came Here To Stay For The Big Awakening. _ The famous steamer Corwin, Cap tain Dick Hoaly, arrived in port this morning unexpectedly with a large number of Nome people, some of whom are on the way outside and quite a few of whom came to stay in ►Seward as all seem to expect that this is the coming part of the terri tory. The vessel was taken off after going ashore above Nome without sustaining the least damage. She has sixty five tons of tin ore aboard and lots of other sorts of freight. The Corwin is the vessel which gets to Nome every' year before any others and in this way has secured a big name in northern travel. Fred Weiler, a well known citizen of Nome is wire less man aboard. Max Hirschberg, one of the prominent mining men of the Nome country, is also aboard as well as several other well known people. MOVING PICTURE SHOW FOR KNIK PEOPLE Knik will have a moving picture show by the first of January. I. J. Grown and R. E. McDonald , the pop ular young men who run the Ra.lroad Kitchen have leased a portion of the new Howard building and intend open ing a first class movie house. Mr. Mc Donald will leave for Seattle on the Mariposa and return a3 early as pos sible with a complete movie outfit. KNIK JUDGES The following citizens have been named by Commissoner David to act as judges and clerks of the election which will occur on Nov. 3. Knik— Mrs. Jessie Beach, Albert Atrim. W. A. Sherman. Willow Creek— Bert Stewart, Chas.! Dietzel, T. R. Wilson. Girdwood—Chas. Machl, Robert Hildritch, G. D. Hitchcock. Secretary C. J. Todd of the terri torial democratic central committee writes to Committeeman George Phelps that the opinion of all law yers in Valdez is that women can vote in the delegate election. MORE THAN 100 MINERS KILLED GAS EXPLOSION CATCHES 300 MEN AND MANY ARE DEAD ROYALTON, 111., Oct. 27.—‘Three hundred men were caught in the Mitchell coal mine by a gas explosion this morning and most of them are probably dead. About one hundred of them are known to have escaped but thirty five dead bodies have been recovered while all the remainder are still imprisoned in the lower levels. The fate of the imprisoned miners is believed to be sealed and it will be considered extraordinary even if any of them are found alive. The pit mouth now presents a most pathetic spectacle. The families of the entomb ed men are crowding around suffer ing the most awful anguish. Were they known surely to be dead the suffering would hardly be so fright ful. The work of reaching them is still proceeding. LETTER FROM NORWAY TELLS ABOUT THE WAR Says British Have Seized Many Ships Along The Coast And Prices Are Gone Up. In a letter and paper to John Yulem of Seward from Christiania, Norway, it is stated that the British warships have seized many merchant ment along the Norwegian coasts. Flour in Norway has gone up from 22 crowns to 65 crowns. The newspaper states that in one month the British lost 1100 officers and in two divisions of the Brtish army two-thirds of the officers were lost. Another bit of information is that the Fair held in Norway to mark the centenary of Norwegian independence was a great success financially and otherwise. It was aided by the Nor wegians of the United States. SOCIALIST AND ANARCHIST FLAGS ARE FORBIDDEN Massachusetts Supreme Court Pro hibits Waving Of Banners In Opposition To Govt. BOSTON, Oct. 26.—The law pro hibiting the display in parades of red or black flags or banners and signs bearing inscriptions against organized government was upheld in a decision handed down by the supreme court today. The law will be enforced to the full and from this time forward the flaunting of such signs will be severely punished. AUSTRIANS IN BELGIUM THE HAGUE, Oct. 27—The Germans continue to send large masses of troops westward in Belgium and also are rushing great forces to the southwestward. Ten thou sands Austrian troops arrived in Ghent on Sunday and only very few Germans have been kept in that city, all of the kaiser’s troops being evidently intended to take part i in the battles for possession of the coast cities. So great are the forces now marching that it is evident a tremen dous effort will be made to overcome the opposition of the allies within a few days. ATTACKING PRZEMYSL PETROGRAD, Oct. 27.—It is reported that the Rus sians are again attacking Przemysl and that they are rapidly destroying the forts surrounding the city. This has not been officially announced but advices from the front have certainly reached this city to that effect. The reduction of the fortress would be regarded as the most important event for the Russian advance. NOME BALLOTS ARRIVE ON STEAMER CORWIN Shows Twenty Two Candidates For The Territorial Legislature Copies of the ballots agreed upon in the Nome election arrived on the j Corwin. They carry 25 names, three, of which are the candidates for the; national house. The candidates for the senate are Frank Aldrich, demo crat, Andy Anderson, republican, Ja**k L. Douglass, independent, George James, independent, Jens Madsen, soc ialist. The candidates for representativeo are Joseph Chilberg, socialist, J. J.( Connors, Nate H. Coombs, James P.: Daly, democrat, W. M. Eddy, republi-, can, W. W. Getchell, Charles D. Jones,1 republican, Barry Keown, George H. Koppitz, Martin F. Moran, indepen dent, Thomas McGann, Hugh O’Neill, J. A. Parry, socialist, P. A. Peterson, socialist, T. C. Powell, republican, R. J. Sommers, independent, William Stipek, socialist. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDANT IS SENT TO JAIL Cleveland Educator Must Re-Instate Teachers He discharged CLEVELAND, Oct. 26.—J. M. H. Frederick, superintendant of the j Cleveland public schools, has been j found guilty of contempt of court by Justice NcfT of the court of common pleas for violaing the injunction for bidding him to discharge teachers for activity in organizing a teachers’ union. He will be sentenced on Fri day and in the meantime the court orders him re-instate six discharged teachers. The teachers of the city say that the finding of the court opens the way for the organization of the teachers of the public schools of all the large cities. The whole affair has caused a profound interest not only in this city but all over the country’ as people believe it marks a most im portant departure in educational mat ters. COMES IN WOUNDED J. Sullivan arrived yesterday from Glacier crock where it is said he was badly beaten up by two men and a woman. It is declared that his face was beaten out of shape almost and that his attackers also threatened him with a gun. He went westward last night to enter law proceedings against his alleged assailants. STEFFANSON ON THE ICE BUT THEY ROAST HIM Chief Engineer Clark and Purser Murray of the Corwin say that in their opinion Steffanson is still on the floating ice in the Arctic and has a chance to get back. They were aboard the Corwin in their official cap acities when that boat was taken into the Arctic by Captain Dick Healy to search for the members of the Stef fanson expedition and they declared that Seffanson knew the Karluk was doomed when he left her. They make no bones about declaring that the ex pedition was incompetently managed in every waj^. TO REMAIN IN SEWARD Hank O’Connell, Henry Madsen and his family, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and John Harris are among the Corwin passengers who will make their home in Seward. NO EXTRA SESSION TO BE CALLED WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.—The pre sident declared today that he has no intention of calling an extra session of congress after the elections as had been rumored and this declaration is taken as final. Congress will meet again in December and this is regard ed as soon enough to cover all the business which seems pressing. BIG CROWDS TO COME HERE FROM IDITAROD Ed. Uhle Of That ( amp Arrives On Corwin And Speaks About The New Mail Route That a great crowd of people from the Iditarod and neighborhood will come out by the way Seward this win ter is the statement of Ed. Uhle who , arrived this morning from the Idita rod on the Corwin. He travelled down the Yukon on a gasoline launch and caught the Corwin at St. Michael. Tom Boyd is ready to start sending; the mail out this way next Monday j and many are waiting for the snow , to hit the trail. The weather inside has been mild this fall but it is expected that sufficient snow will be on the ground at the time the mail is scheduled to leave the interior camp. ATTORNEY BOLAND DEAD Attorney Boland of the Alaska Northern railroad has passed away according to information just received in Seward._ ‘ TRIED TO KILL GENERAL VILLA SUPPORTER OF CARRANZA HIRES MAN TO SLAY NOTED CHIEF ELPASO, Oct. 27.—An attempt has been made to assassinate General Villa by Francso 1. Mugia and the would be assassin has already paid for the attempt with his life. Before his execution he made a confession to Amercan Consular Agent Carrothers and declared that he had been commis sioned to commit the murder by Gen eral Pablo Gonzales, Carramza’s staunch supporter. Villa says he sent the infomation about the murder to the Associated Press here but that the matter was suppressed for some reason or another and although the attempt took place some days ago it has not become known until now. GERMANS LOSE 10,000 DAILY ROME, Oct. 27.—According to official reports the Germans are losing ten thousand men daily in killed, wounded and missing. These figures are not, however, so appalling as they appear at first sight as the wounded are being treated with such scientific care that seventy percent of them are able to return to the ranks in a short time. The number of killed on both sides is small compar ed to the number of wounded and prisoners but all sides admit that the casualties are frightful nevertheless. DEADLY CONFLICT NEAR YSER LONDON, Oct. 27.—The battle for possession of the road to Calais is still raging with terrific intensity. The territory west of the river Yser continues to be the scene of the most deadly conflict. Although the flow of the Ger man re-inforcements seems to be endless they have made no noteworthy progress since reaching the river and the awful hammering goes on without cessation. T he allies have also been re-inforced and are meeting every assault of the enemy with splendid steadfastness. The biggest German guns have arrived at Bruges and it is evidently fhe intention of the enemy to bring them into action where the present fighting is going on. The attempt to bring up those guns has been met by terrible obstacles so far but the work is going on and the allies admittedly fear that their arrival at the scene of battle may have some effect. VON MOLTKE SICK BERLIN, Oct. 27.—Chief of staff von Moltke is suf fering from a liver complaint and General von Falken stein, minister of war, has temporarily taken his place. It was rumored that von Moltke had been retired by the em peror but this is officially denied and the emperor and the members of the cabinet declare that the retirement of the chief of staff will be only for a very short time. ONLY GERMAN SUBMARINES FIGHT “ LONDON, Oct. 27.—All the people of London are hop ing that the German fleet will come out to meet the British warships that are now shelling the German positions on the Belgian coasts but up to the present the only German vessels that have attempted to attack the British warships are submarines. These have done no damage according to the official reports although several of them have tried to torpedo the Britishers. The British captains, however, are taking particular care to avoid such attacks and as the time wears on the fear of submarines is growing less. It is regarded as remarkable here that the British vessels have escaped without injury but the coming up of the really powerful guns of the Germans is sure to make greater caution necessary. It is announced in London by reliable authorities that the naval guns of the ships of this country are of the greatest aid in repelling the attacks by the Ger mans on the coast towns. WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.—Exports in grain and meats jumped to practically unprecedented quantities in September. The exports for that month were forty six millions larger than the exports for the first month of the war. The slump in the exports of cotton for the same month compared to the exports last year was sixty mil lions of dollar.