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AftMN DEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE JOURNAL AN TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR 10 PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA; THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 27, 1914 10 PAGES VOL. XXV. NO. 101 r Eleven Die When Ocean Steamers Crash In Fog; Four Others Are Missing Steel Steamship Admiral Sampson is Rammed and Sunk by the Canadian Pacific Liner Princess .Victoria Near Seattle BOTH PROCEEDING WITH CAUTION Captain and Two of Crew Remain Until All Others Are Safe, Then Perish in Attempting to Lower Lore boat associated press dispatch SEATTLE, Aug. 26. The official list of the dead furnished by the Pacific-Alaska Navigation company, whose steel steamship. Admiral Sampson, was rammed and sunk by the Canadian-Pacific liner Princess Victoria this morning, twenty miles north of Seattle, contains eleven names eight members of the crew, two passengers and an alleged stow away but four other passengers are missing and are believed to have perished. The Admiral Sampson, bound for Alaska, was just creeping along in the smoke and fog, blowing her horns. The Princess, also whistling, and traveling prudently, struck the Alaska, boat at a quarter angle just abaft the beam and sliced almost three-fourths of the way across the Sampson. The oil tank of the Samp son was cut in two, and the oil set on fire. Immediately the middle of the Sampson and the interlocking bow of the Princess were enveloped in flames. Officers of both boats had good control of their crews. The lifeboats of the Victoria ,and some of those on the .Sampson were low ered immediately, the latter contain ing the passengers. The people on the Sampson began to leap Into the water, and were speedily picked up by the Victoria's boats and taken to the Canadian ship. The captain of the Princess, held , his boat in trie gap in the Sampson until the latter began to settle in the water, and then withdrew. The Sampson sank a few seconds later. Captain Moore, Quartermaster .Mar quist and Wireless Operator Recker stayed on the Sampson until they had seen all the others leave. Then they tried to lower a lifeboat, but were too late, and they were en gulfed with the ship. As a result of the collision the Pa cific-Alaskan Navigation company filed a libel for $670,000 against the Princess Victoria. The members of the crew lost were: Captain Zimroe M. Moore, Chief Engineer Allen J. Moon, Wire less Operator W. E. Keeker, Stew ardess Miss M. Campbell. Watchman. A. Sater. Third Cook L. Cabaniss. Quartermaster C. M. Marquist and Mess Boy J. C. Williams. The passengers lost were: Mrs. Ruby Banbury, wife of George Ban bury, the Pacific-Alaska Navigation agent at Skagway George W. Bryant, Seattle, paint er, bound for Seward. Ezra. Byrne, of Seattle, a waiter who was burned so badly he died soon after being taken to a hospital here: alleged to have been a stow away. The four missing passengers were: John McLaughlin of San Francisco, said to have been well known there; W. Hoffen, J.- H. Cltne and William Kiovitch. The Princess In reporting the ac cident said that she was on her way to Seattle with most of the passen gers and crew of the Sampson. The Sampson carried fifty-six passengers and a crew of sixty-five. The Sampson sank in four min utes. The collision occurred at 6:30 this morning. When the collision occurred and an oil tank exploded, Byrne was envel oped In the flames. He was rescued alive, but died just after the Prin cess reached Seattle. Captain Moore could have saved himself, but de clared he would go down with his ship. o WEATHER TODAY WASHINGTON. Aug. 26. For Ari zona: Local showers in the north por tion. ' Many More Refugees To Start Home On Saturday associated presb dispatch . ROTTERDAM, via London. .August 26. Among the Americans who will sail on the steamship Rotterdam for the United States on Saturday are Osgood Putnam and family, of San Francisco. The Rotterdam will carry almost 2,000 pasengers. The American consul general at this port, Soren Listoe, has been endeavoring- to prevent the advertising by small steamship concerns here of alleged steamship accommodations for stranded Americans. These concerns plan to put as many as 250 passengers on a 4,000 ton vessel not built for passenger 11 I I ! ASKS AID IN I I SAVING LIBERIA I I I LONDON, August 26. Judge McCants Stewart, of the supreme court of Liberia called at the American embassy in an effort to interest Americans in saving Li beria from distress through de struction of the republic's trade with Germany. "Two thirds of the trade- of Liberia is with the German empire," Judge Stewart declared. "Three hundred .Ger man ships called at Liberian ports last year and took away rubber, ivory, palm nuts, palm oil, fibre and coffee. We hope that America will put on a line of steamers to relieve the con dition of trade stagnation that is bound to result." Belgian Minister Protests Against War Upon Women associated press dispatch WASHINGTON, Aug. 26. E. E. Havenith, Belgian minister, present ed a protest at the state department today against what he termed "war against women and children." In a Zeppelin airship attack on Antwerp ten persons were killed, the minister said, four of them women. Eight were injured. Secretary Bryan was very reticent concerning the attitude of the Unit ed States toward such protests, and intimated the state department could take no action. The reported activity of Brand Whitlock, Ameri can, minister, in officially protesting to Germany, was denied by Bryan. It is understood that the German military leaders in the battle before Liege and other Belgian cities gave due notice of their intention to use airships, as required by the fourth Hague convention. The German, embassy today re ceived the following-. wireless from the Berlin foreign office via Say vine: The English cavalry brigade was repulsed at Maubeuge. An English in fantry division was beaten off with the complete rout of the division. Many prisoners were taken. A French official communication of August 24 proves the French were offensive on the Belgian line, and the Lorraine frontier was ruined." "The terrible effect of the howitz ers on the forts at Namur is not yet - known here. The German cav alry near Louvain is moving in the direction of Calais. An Austrian corps attacked two Russian corps south of Krasnik, and carried off 3000 prisoners, three colors, twenty one guns and seven Mitrailleuses. The situation in East Prussia is not yet decided." The French embassy received the following dispatch from its foreign office, dated yesterday: "The movement begun yesterday by the commander-fn -chief has been continued all day and this the en emy has been unable to stop. The Prussian guard, attacked terrifically by the Algerians, suffered great loss. The Prussian attack against Nancy was unsuccessful. Belgians coming from Emberse have been able, by an energetic offensive move ment, to recapture Malines, and to push back the Germans to Vilverve. "The Russians are following with great energy their move on Gallcla and have routed a cavalry division." o FOR CURRENCY AMENDMENTS (associated press dispatch I WASHINGTON, Aug. .26. Senator Hoke Smith announced today that he would introduce an amendment to the currency laws to permit the issuing of currency on commercial paper to the extent of 70 per cent of its face value insead of 50 per cent, as now provided by law. Another proposed amendment would reduce the annual tax on the emergency currency from 6 per cent to 3 per cent. An amendment to permit domestic bills of lading to be regarded as commercial paper has been drawn by the reserve board and sent to eSnator Owen. the present law foreign acceptances are accorded this right. traffic. D. Henry Vandyke, Ameri can minister, made representations to his government on this score. There has been no great Influx of Americans the last four days, but it is believed 1,000 will arrive from Ger many as soon as the Berlin relief bureau makes possible the cashing of drafts. . It is Impossible here to obtain ac curate figures as to the number of Americans still on the continent. A fair estimate' is thought to be from 15,000 to 20,000 in addition -to those now at Rotterdam awaiting trans portation. Americana who have reached here on the regular .trains from Germany say the treatment they have received was excellent. ' GU5 PLAN 10 MOW' TO THE ODER Will Abandon the Eastern . Provinces in Order to Strike Death Blow to the Allies and March Through to Paris SLAVS OCCUPY EAST PRUSSIA Russians Sweeping Their Enemies Backto Vistula and Pouring into Eastern Galicia Turkey - on the Verge of War associated press dispatch THE HAGUE, via London, Aug. 28. The military correspondent of the Nieuw Courant asserts he Is able to state on trustworthy authority that the Germans plan to abandon temporarily east and west Prussia and Pomerania to the Russians and withdraw slowly to the River Oder, where the main de fenses of Berlin lie. "Germany," according to the corre spondent, "appears to have undertaken this measure to give time for her army operating against the French to try and deal the French and British armies their death blow and then march to Paris, the di.stance between Mons and- Paris being four times less than the distance between St. Petersburg and Berlin." Russian- Advanco Continues LONDON, Aug. 26. A St Petersburg dispatch to the Reuter Telegraph com pany says that Russian troops In east ern Prussia have occupied the towns of Nordenburg and Sensburg and Bisch ofsburg, the railway station at Roth fliess, and adds that the Russian ad vance continues. In eastern Galicia the Russians have driven back the Austrian rear guard beyond the river Zlota Lipa, which runs north and ctouth about, thirty miles west of TarnopoL Germing Fleeing Westward ST. PETERSBURG, via Londan, Aug. 26. Germans in the Elbing dis trict, west of Prussia near Vistula riv er are fleeing westward before the Rus sian advance. The Novoe Vremya publishes an ac count of what it terms a memorable charge of the Russian horse guards at Gumbinnen during the recent fighting in which the Russians were victorious. It says: "The Germans held a position in a small village from which they were pouring a murderous fire on the Rus sian troops. The cavalry was ordered to silence the guns. The first squad ron rode straight at the battery which, firing point blank, mowed down the Russian ranks frightfully, annihilating the squadron. The second squadron followed fast and would have shared the same fate, except that If a critical moment the third squadron rushed on to the enemy from the flank, sabred the gunnels and routed the whole German force. "The Germans ran like rabbits, dis carding swords, helmets and clothing in their haste to escape the avenging Russian horsemen. "One squadron of Niz.lni Hussars, who are all famous swordsmen, cut down seventy Germans without re ceiving a scratch In return." Defenses Abandoned NEW YORK, Aug. 26. The military attache of the Russian embassy, through the Russian consulate tonight. Issued the following statement: "In eastern Prussia on August 24 the line of the river Angerap, although fortified for defense was abandoned by the enemy . without any attempt to offer resistance. Insterburg and Angerburg have been occupied by Russian troops. The enemy retreated in great didder, partly towards Koenigsberg and partly toward Rostenburg. From their front from Ortelsburg to Soldau the Rus sians are gradually advancing, the enemy retiring to Osterode, leaving several guns, machine guns, ammuni tion wagons and prisoners. TURKEY MAY JOIN WAR AT ANY TIME Ottoman Cabinet Wavering Between Declaration of War and Pre servation of Neutrality - ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH WASHINGTON, August 26. Ten sion is -so acute in Constantinople that diplomats. . there fear Turkey may at any moment be drawn into the general European war on the side of Germany and Austria. The Turkish cabinet is wavering between a declaration of war and the preser vation of neutrality. A strict censorship has been placed on newspapers in Turkey which are controlled by the military, and are being used, according to diplomatic despatches here, to create a strong pro-German feeling. Diplomatic representatives of the various powers are in- constant con ferenee with government officials. Great Britain and Russia are en dinhle mm mm RKSULU. 1 1 BUS HERE'S GATEWAY TO f1"' J ! -ins- !J!JlfslJ I f V fit"'' , Behind this gateway, erected in 1864, are the almost impregnable fortifications of the city of Antwerp, the most strongly fortified city of Belgium. With the German forces almost within shadow of the gate,, the first really great engagement of the war may take place here soon. The capture of the city by the Germans would give them a wall of troops extending from the sea down to the French line at Lille, to protect the flank of the German armies forcing their way along the Sambre. To prevent such a possibility, the forces of the allied armies are concentrated about Antwerp. PAPERS REFUSE TO BOW BEFORE THE BINTS Stockton Editors Say the Merchants, Manufactur ers and Employers' As sociation Attempted to Control Editorial Policv (ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26. The story of the futile effort of the Mer chants and Manufacturers and Em ployers association of Stockton to con trol the editorial and news columns of the three daily newspapers of that city In the present labor troubles were re lated to the federal industrial relations commission today by Irving Martin, owner of the Stockton Record. While no open threat ever was made to withdraw advertising, Mr. Martin said, in the several conferences be tween publishers and members of the association, the matter of the source of the newspapers, principal financial sup port was always the leading topic broached by business men. The-principal objection voiced, it was testified by Mr. Martin, was that too much publicity was given the union side of the controversy. Union leaders, he continued, brought their news to the various offices, while the reporters found it difficult to obtain a statement from the association headquarters. When both sides eventually established press committees, Mr. Martin went on, practically nothing except controversial statements were forthcoming. Eventually Mr. Martin refused to publish further statements of this char acter, he said, and published an edi torial advising arbitration. For this act, he testified, he was termed '"ob noxious" by certain employers and was told that his editorial was a bad thing to publish for the community. : When a rumor became current that all the business men would withdraw their advertising as a result of the newspaper's stand, Mr. Martin said members of the Typographical union offered their services free in such an exigency. The advertising, he con tinued, had fallen off, but he did not believe it was due to any concerted action. deavoring to keep Turkey neutral. The German ambassador, it is under stood, has intimated that while Ger many wishes Turkey, to remain neut ral, he believed the Ottoman empire should mobilize to prevent invasion by Russia. Feeling is most acute over the en try Into the Dardanelles of the Ger man cruisers Goeben and Breslau. Great Britain, Russia and Irance not only . requested ten days ago that it tht-se ships had been bought by Tur key, the crews be sent either to Ger many or Austria but promised their fiafe conduct. ' Today many German sailors are .still on board and . 150 or more are said to have been dis tributed among the Turkish torpedo boats.. ' POWERFUL FORTIFICATIONS OF ANTWERP HEAVY FIRING HEARD NEAR COOS BAY i M A RS H FIELD, Ore... Aug. 26. Reports came from many sources along the toast in the vicinity of j Coos Bay that heavy firing had I been heard to the northwest of j I Cape Blanco up to a late hour, j . j However, the opinion that there I had been an vaval battle received j j nothing more to vesify it than that heavy firing, lasting from 10:30 j o'clock this morning 'until 4; 30 j I o'clock this afternoon had been j heard at numerous points. The steamer Queen, about 35 miles j j northwest of Coos Bay late today reported nothing concerning the j presence of warships, although she was in wireless communication j ! with the shore. The steamer Ade j line Smith, off Cape Blanco, also failed to report any engagement j I and it is believed that blasting on land might have deceived those j who heard the sound, but no blast- j Ing operations could be located any ' wjiere between Cape Blanco and j this port. j Austria Breaks Relations With -The Japanese ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH MANCHESTER, Mass., August 20. Dr. K. Duma, Austrian Hungarian ambassador to the United States, an ncunced he had received a wireless mtssage via Sayville, L. I., from the Hungarian foreign office saying the Emperor had commanded the Aus trian cruiser Kaiserin Elizabeth at Tsing Tau'to take up the fight to gether with the German navy. Dip lomatic relations with Japan have been broken off. 'The attacking Austrian, forces joined with the German troops west of Vistula river. On August 3 near Krasniki in Rusian Poland, twenty seven miles north of the Gallclan fiontier,'' the Austrian forces repelled strong Russian forces and drove them toward Lubin, capturing three banners, twenty guns and seven ma chine guns with their horses and taking 300 Russian prisoners of war. "Near the frontier town of Nowo selfca, in the province of Bukowlna, 20,000 Russians were routed. Several hundred Russian soldiers, left be hind, were made prisoners. The Rus sians left their war materials In our hands. The Russian forces have plundered and burned entire villages in a barbarous manner." Felicitations From Japan NEW YORK, August 26. The. in dependent will print in a forthcoming issue the following cabled message from Count Okuma. premier of Japan: "I gladly seize this opportunity to send through the medium of the Independent a message to the people of the United States, who always have been helpful and loyal f.-iends of Japan. It is my desire to con vince your people of the cincerity of my governemnt and my people in all their utterances and assurances con nected with the present regrettable situation in Europe and the Far East (Continued on Page Five) BUTTE HERS ARE MAKING 'l OH FEDERATION More Than One Thousand Insurgents March to the Mines in Effort to Pre vent Western Federation Men Returning to Work ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH BUTTE, Aug. 26 More than a thou sand insurgent miners have marched to the mines with the announced pur pose of preventing any Western Feder ation of Miners from returning to woik. A mysterious killing occurred late this afternoen in headquarters of the insurgent miners. Serious trouble is feared. Arriving at the Anaconda mine, the insurgents, who are now known as the Butte Mine Workers union, massed forces around the collar of the shaft and notified the shifts going off work that unless they joined 'the new union before they went on shift again to morrow morning and were wearing the new union's buttons they would be prevented from going to work by a force of members of the new union. Tommorrow morning insurgents say a force will meet the shifts that quit work at that time and these miners will be notified that they must join the new union before they can reeurae work tomorrow night. The miners marched through the streets of the city four abreast gath ering recruits as they alvanced on the mines. Following their ultimatum to members of the Western Federation of Miners the insurgents again paraded the streets winding up at the auditori um where a meeting was held, no one (Continued on Page Five) International Bankers At Work On Exchange Situation ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCH I NEW TORK, August 26 Addition al steps looking to the relief of the foreign exchange situation was taken by , the international bankers today. It is understood that $5,000,000 of New York city obligations which ma ture the first week in September will be met by the purchase of exchange in this market. Arrangements are also under way to facilitate ship ments of grain and other commodi ties to Europe, in larger volume. It is noteworthy in this connection that some of the banks have decided to issue long ' bills , against future grain shipments. Most of the grain now going abroad is consigned to France, while. England is taking a small amount of cotton. Apropos of the cotton situation, the southern banks were again active borowcrs today, and aside from the Closer Veil Than Ever, Seems to Be Drawn Over the Progress of the War. Russians, However, Con tinue Their Advance FIGHTING AGAIN NEAR MALINES Road Toward Vilvoorden is Littered With Bodies of Men and Horses, While Cattle in Fields Are Killed by Shrapnel PARIS, Aug. 26. A dispatch to the Havas .Agency from Antwerp says it is officially an nounced that the Zep pelin dirigible balloon made another attempt last night to drop bombs on the city, but that it failed on account of pre cautionary measures taken by the Belgians. (Associated Press Dispatch) LONDON, Thursday, Au- ever seems to be drawn over the progress of the war. Little news has come to hand concerning the opera tions on either front. The Russians, however, appear to be continuing their ad vance in East Prussia to ward Posen, with the Ger mans in retreat. The only news from the French side, is that the French troops were attacked along the Alsace-Lorraine line, but re pulsed all attacks success fully. There are no indications that the German attack was in any great force, but, if it was, the French success shows that they are now in a stronger position along this frontier. The belief is held here that even should the Ger mans succeed in reaching Paris, the Russians are almost as certain to reach Berlin. Fighting Nsar Malinss AMSTERDAM, via London, Aug. 26. The Telegraf's Antwerp corres pondent wires that fighting was re sumed this morning in the vicinity of Malines, where the Belgians havo been engaged daily with the German advance troops. "The road from Malines toward Vilvoorden, six miles northeast of Brussels," the correspondent adds, "is littered with the bodies of men and horses, while in the fields pas turing cattle have been killed by shrapnel. "The. Belgians captured one field (Continued on Page Five) numerous renewals of loans, which mature between now and the end of the month many new loans were re ported. In order to meet these fresh demands it is likely the local banks iwll increase their supplies of emer gency currency. A review of the steel and iron in dustry reveals that the leading mills are no less active than a week ago. Euying power is steadily running be hind the production. Announcement hy - the Pennsylvania railroad of its intention to curtail passenger servicn along the main system is attributed, to foreign conditions. Other roada are said to be contemplating similar ection. Money shows a tendency to harden, some loans being made as high as nine per cent Foreign ex change was visibly strengthened by the reported success of the German army.