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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 540. JUNEAU, ALASKA. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 12, 1914. : , PRICE, TEN CENTS GREAT ARMIES IN MORTAL COMBAT AT TIRLEMONT Germans Get Foothold in France on Aisne GERMANS AND FRENCH CLAIM ALSACE VICTORY GERMANS DODGE FRENCH AND REACH REAR LONDON, Aug. 12.?The Chronicle says the entrench ing by Germans along the Aisne river means that the Germans have penetrated considerable distance into French territory from the Belgian frontier, crossing the rear of the French lines in Luxemburg, south of Liege. The Aisne river heads in the Ardennes mountains of Luxenburg and Sows through France to the Seine. This movement is by the German army that invaded Luxemburg far south of Liege. ? + ? RUSSIAN FLEET + + SCOURS BALTIC + + + + LONDON*. Aug. 12. ? A St + + Petersburg dispatch to the Post + + says the Russian fleet is scour- + + ing the Baltic sea in search of ? + Germans. . * + ? ARGENTINE REFUSES TO SELL DREAONAUGHT ? ? BOSTON. Mass.. Aug. 12.?Officials of the Pore River Ship Building Co. admit that proposals have been re fused from at least three major for eign powers for the purchase of the Argentine dreadnought Rivadavia. Germany. France and Russia are un derstood to have been the bidders. Market For Brazil's Navy. RIO DE JANEIRO. Aug. 12.?Europ ean powers have offered to buy from Brazil two dreadnoughts and three submarines. BRYAN OBJECTS TO EXCLUDING AMERICANS WASHINGTON. Aug. 12. ? Secre tary of State William J. Bryan has instructed American Ambassador Wal ter H. Page to protest if it should be found that a report that England has forbidden the landing of all foreign ers on British soil is true. He said that siuch an order would interfere with the rescue of Americans in Su rope who are seeking to get home. GERMANS FLY OVER BRUSSELS SUCCESSFULLY ?? BRUSSELS. Aug. 12. ? A German aeroplane (lew over Brussels this morning at an elevation of 2.000 feet, paying no attention to the shot which were fired at it. It was not Injured. RUSSIA PUTS BLAME FOR WAR ON AUSTRIA ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 12?For eign Minister Sazanoff. addressing the Duma today, said Austria is to blame for theq war in Europe. He declared that Russia's conscience is clear and thanked God that Austria could not ruin the work of Slav unification. He asserted that it is impossible for the other Nations to recognize the will of Germany as National obligations. He said that the German Cabinet could have stopped the war with a word, but that it was not forthcoming. HIGH COST OF LIVING CAUSES BERLIN RIOTS COPENHAGEN*. Aug 12?Travelers from Berlin say that there has been extensive rioting in Berlin among the poorer class of the people because of the great rise in the price of food. Fresh salted almonds, pecans and peanuts at Juneau Drug Co., 1' I Front St. opp. Alaska hotel, phone 250.? g-io-tr. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?59. Minimum?47. Precipitation?.14. inch. Cloudy; rain. [JAPAN IS NOW READY TO STRIKE Tokyo, Aug. 12.?Forty five thousand Japanese sol diers embarked on trans ports and are now awaiting orders to proceed to attack the German possessions in China. JAPAN REFUSES TO MEDIATE. PEKING, Aug. 12.?Jap annotified China today that her obligations to Great Britain would prevent her from entering into any med iation agreement looking toward peace in Asiatic wa ters. AUSTRALIA HELPS IN EAST. Shanghai, China, Aug. 12. ?Several Austrialian war ships joined the British squadron of the Far East this morning. LEASING BILL IS UP IN HOUSE ? ? WASHINGTON, Aug. 12? Under a special rule adopted in the House yes terday the matter of the four conservative masures was taken up for consideration. This means that the House of Representatives will consid er the Alaska coal land leasing bill this week. ? MANY SHIPS COULD BECOME AMERICAN WASHINGTON, Aug. 7.?Hundreds of ships now owned by Americans can be changed from foreign to American register, even if there are no changes in the laws. They are now operating under foreign (lags because it is more profitable, but when foreign-flag ship ping is driven from the ocean it will be more profitable to fly the American flag and comply with the expense-pro ducing laws than to do no business at all. Such is the contention of govern ment officials, who add that Americans own the fleets of the International Mercantile Marine and the United Fruit Company, which number close to, if not altogether, 400 ships. Not all could be put into the transatlantic trade, but when the demand for Amer ican products in Europe becomes acute many of them can be taken I from their present routes and em ployed in the more profitable traffic, on which insurance will be carried by the foreigners. The United Fruit Company controls the Tropical Fruit Steamship Com pany. a British corporation. The last mentioned owned the ships used by the United Fruit Company In the banana trade between Central Ameri ca and Europe. The United also has some ships which fly the American flag, and it also controls some which sail under the colors of Denmark. Probably all could be placed under the American flag without any change in the laws, the Government holds. ANOTHER AUTOMOBILE VICTIM IN SEATTLE SEATTLE. Aug. 12.?Edgar Pascoe, a clerk for the Charles H. Lily com pany. was run down and killed last night by an automobile driven by Jo seph S. Eggert. a well known shoe merchant FORAKER LOSES FIGHT IN OHIO COLUMBUS. Ohio, Aug. 12.?Form er Senator Joseph Benson Foraker was defeated for the Republican nomina tion for United StateB Senator in yes terday's primaries by Warren G. Hard ing. former Lieutenant-Governor and defeated for Governor by Gov. Jud son Harmon, Democrat, in 1910. Hard ing belonged to the same wing of the party that Foraker belonged to. OUR FLEET TO " LEAVE VERA CRUZ WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.?The Unit ed States fleet will bo withdrawn from Vera Cruz by September 1st, accord ing to an announcement made hero to day. Rebels to Occupy City. WASHINGTON. Aug. 12.?The Con stitutionalists will occupy Mexico City without opposition according to a statement Issued by Secretary of State William J. Bryan yesterday. The city was left in charge of the Municipal authorities HINMAN CARELESS ABOUT ROOSEVELT PITTSBURGH, N. Y.. Aug. 12. ? H. D. Hlnman, candidate for the Re publican nomination for Governor, stated in a speech delivered hero last night that he is not running for Gov ernor tor the purpose of furthering the political ambitions of Col. Theodore Roosevelt. He said that ho is a candi date because he blieves he can be of service to the State of New York and not to Roosevit +?++++??++++++++++ + + + HARVESTER COMPANY + + ORDERED DISSOLVED + * ? + ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 12.? * + Tho United States District + * court here decided that the In- + + ternatlonal Harvester company + + Is a trust and ordered Ita.disso- + + lution. ? + + CLEWS THINKS BANKERS COULDJ5T0P THE WAR NEW YORK, Aug. 12.?Henry Clews the backer, thinks the financiers could stop the European war. He says: "Crowned heads can start wars, but a greater and more essen tial power Is the money needed to make war. The way to stop the threatened wholesale butchery of humans is for the world's bankers to combine and agree not to advance the people's money, of which they are the trustees, to these plumed emper ors on horseback or their generals or soldier followers. It is not too late to stop the war." BRYAN'S PLAN WAS THE ONE ADOPTED NEW YORK, Aug. 12.?A dispatch to the Herald says the relief plan adopted by the United States for the relief of Americans stranded In Europe worked splendidly. The plan was de vised by Secretary of State William J. Bryan, personally, and was for the United States to accept deposits from relatives, friends and business agents and the government in turn issue credit through American legations abroad with the National guarantee behind them. The American travel ers were quickly relieved. DEBT PAYMENTS EXTENDED BY FRANCE PARIS, Aug. 12.?It was stated yes terday that the government will again extend the time for the payment of debts falling due. The first norator lum extended the time for payment of all.debts due and to become due un til August 31. The new order will probably extend the time 60 days. Courts are forbidden to accept suits for the collection of debts. CANADA SAYS ATLANTIC SHIPPING NOW SAFE MONTREAL, Aug. 12.?Ottawa offi cially announced that ships may bo cleared with safety from Montreal to Liverpool. BOTH CLAIM VICTORY [ IN ALSACE BERLIN. Aug. 12. ? The Lokal Anzeiger this after noon claims that the Ger mans won the first great battle at Mulhausen It characterizes the battle as "The Weissenburg off 1914, which was much more im portant than the Weissen burg of 1870." The account says further that the "enemy which is composed of the elite of the French army has a new. idea today of the value of Krupp guns." Berlin, Aug. 12. ? While Germans credit fully the ac counts of a German victory at Mulhausen they do not believe that the danger which threatens German posession of the provinces beyond the Rhine has been materially reduced on* that account. FRENCH CLAIM VICTORY. Paris, Aug. 12. ? The French claim that success has been generally with the French in Southern Alsace. The town of Mulhausen was not occupied by the Ger mans after the withdrawal of Gen. Joffre from it. The attack on Neubreisch continues. + + * MONTENEGRO DECLARES + + WAR ON GERMANY * * * * BERLIN, Aug. 12.?Montenc- * 4> gro declared war on Germany + 4? today. 4? 4* + 4? Austria Declares War on Mon- 4? + tenegro. 4? 4- WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.? + ? Secretary of States William J. + ? Bryan today was advised that 4* ? Austria has declared war on 4? 4?Montenegro. 4> 4* 4* + + * + + + 4- 4 ALASKA MINER REPORTED FORCED IN ARMY WASHINGTON. Aug. 12? Delegate James Wlckersham, of Alaska, today asked Secretary of State William J Bryan for Information concerning Har ry Buhro, at< Alaska mlno owner, who Is believed to have been impressed in to the Russian array. BRYAN TOLD THAT GERMANY VIOLATES RULES WASHINGTON. Aug. 12?Tho Brit ish embassy today Informed Secre tary of State William J. Bryan that i Germans are scattering contact mines In the open sea and the North sea re gardless of the consequnces to mer chant shipping. SVEABURG LOOKS FOR BOMBARDMENT SVEABURG. Finland, Aug. 12. ? Commander of the fortress here has ordered all residents to leave bellev ing that a naval bombardment is Im mlnenL NEW HAVEN AND GOVERNMENT AGREE ?+?? NEW YORK, Aug. 12.?The direc tors of tlib New Haven announced this morning that thoy have reached a satisfactory agreement with the Unit ed States Department of Justice to dis solve the system. ALIENS SEEK TO BECOME AMERICANS WASHINGTON, Aug. 12. ? Aliens are seeking naturalization to an un usual degree throughout the United States as result of the foreign war. SENATE PASSES SHIPPING BILL WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.?The Unit ed States Senate last night passed the bill provldfiig for giving American reg istry to foreign vessels that aro not over five of ?tg ? the discre tion of the President. Tho bill pro vides that Americans must own a ma jority of the stoo?.i-.' the corporations owning tho vessel that ' registry. Chocago for Bill. CHICAGO, Aug. 12.?President Mar cy of Armous Grain Co. says: "The United States has this year upward of 300,000,000 bushels of wheat which can be spared for export, and it is for benefit of the farmer, banking inter ests, and every ono to have this wheat to go abroad (which it cannot do un der present conditions) and draw back payment in gold at good figures. Chicago Interests would be helped by a law to allow foreign vessels to enter American registry. Obstacle to Shipping Plan. BOSTON. Aug. 12.?A Washington special to the Advertiser says that the proposed legislation to give Amer ican registry to foreign ships has met with an obstacle abroad. In a con vention of maritime nations in 1908-09, in which the United States participat ed, it was agreed that the transfer of any vessel to a neutral flag after the outbreak of hostilities would be voldj unless it could be proved that the J transfer was not made to escape the consequences of war. English Ridicule Shipping Bill. LONDON. Aug. 12. ? British mari time and naval circles ridicule plan to get world's shipping trade under American flag in event of a general European war, asserting that the big ships would not bo protected under an American registry, but could be seized and the final settlement of the cases left for the prize courts. English After Food Supplies. LONDON, Aug. 12.?English grain Importers are urging government to assume the risks on food supplies. American Wheat in Europe. CHICAGO, Aug. 12.?Fully 70,000, 000 bushels of the present wheat crop havo been engaged for export. Eng land alone has contracted to take 7, 000,000 bushels a week. Would Keep Cotton Market Open. WASHINGTON, Aug. 12?Senatorsj representing the cotton producing states are endeavoring to find a wayj to prevent the interruption by the European, war of the exportation of cotton to Europe. + + + 4,^,l,4,4,-J,4, + 4?4'4,,>4,4,,fr * + ? GRIEVING POPE IS + + DANGEROUSLY ILL + ????? ?!? ? ROME, Aug. 12?Pope Pius * ? X sits for hours in a listless + ? condition every day due to grief + ?> over the war. His condition + ? is very grave. 4> ? * WAR HITS AN EMPEKUH WILLIAM INVESTMENT NEW YORK, Aug. 12?One of the largest stockholders In both tho North Gorman Lloyd lino and Hamburg American line, tho steamships of which were withdrawn from transat lantic trafflc Is tho Gorman emperor. A large part of Ills private fortune Is invested with the two companies. WAR EMBARRASSES BRAZILIAN FINANCES RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 12.?The financial situation in Brazil has been considerably aggravated by tho events in Europe. Brazilian loan which was being negotiated in Europe has now been made impossible and tho govern ment intends to issue treasury bills In order to meet urgent requirements instead of paying specie. WAR BOOMS COAL TRADE OF PITTSBURGH ??+? PITTSBURGH, Aug. 12.?European situation has boomed Pittsburgh coal trade, Italy having purchased 30,000 tons of American coal In a week while Austria has ordered 40,000 tons, besides 50.000 more tons is waiting tc bo shipped abroad. If you want a Joy ride call up 51 or 321. 7-9-tf RAINBOW SUNK BY GERMANS ?4*?? SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12.?Word received here beyond question that the flotsam picked up on the . California coast is wreckage from the Rainbow, and cou pled other information it seems certain that the Ca nadian cruiser was a victim of a ekish with the German cruiser Leipzig. The latter was seen standing off Gold en Gate by the American bark R. P. Rithet. ALGERINE COMES NORTH. San Francisco, Aug. 12.? The British cruiser Alger ine, cleared for action, was f sighted off Cape Mendocino yesterday afternoon by the steamship Beaver. WAR TAXES TO COME IN END WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.?Notwith stanidng that ho believes that there will be no need to issue bonds, Rep resentative Oscar W. Underwood, Dem ocratic House leader, announced yes terday that additional revenues will eventually have to be provided for to make up for the deficiency that will result from shutting off Importations on account of the European war. He said the tax will probably bo laid on liquors when the time comes, though no bill covering the subject has been prepared. Bonds Not Necessary. WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.?Customs experts of the Treasury Department and Congressional leaders believe that there will be no necessity for special war tax legislation to make up for deficit in revenues that is expected to result from the shutting oft of im portations from Europe at ports on Atlantic coast. Representative Oscar W. Underwood said he believed the government could worry along on a bankable balance in the Treasury, which on July 1 amounted to $145,000, 000. For this reason, he expressed the belief that there was no danger of a bond issue. NEW YORK. Aug. 12.?Seventy-five men in the New York Appraisers' Stores have been dismissed from the government service as there are no imports to examine. AUTOMOBILE MAN PRAISES CONDITIONS NEW YORK. Aug. 12.?Instead of "psychological," John R. Willys, pres ident of the Willys-Overland Automo bile Co., believes that the "present business depression is purely senti mental." This was his characteriza tion today of the business outlook In America: "In the next twelve months," said Willys, "wo expect to turn out 75,000 automobiles. Last year we manufac tured 45,000 and sold them all. It Is strange that all this sentimental talk about business depression Increases so rapidly the demand for good auto mobiles, isn't It?" PLAN NO CHANGE IN SUGAR TARIFF i WASHINGTON, Aug. 12?Secretary ; Redfleld haa notified Commissioner , Davies of Bureau of Corporations that , the inquiry into conditions in beet su gar industry now in progress had no relation to any change in the tariff, r He said as far as ho know no change was contemplated. STRUGGLE TO DEATH " RAGING IN BELGIUM PARIS, Aug. 12?The War Office announced this even ing that the Belgian forces struck the advancing Ger man army near Tirlemont this afternoon, driving back the advance guard, and that | a general engagement at that place is now in progress. The combined French, English and Belgian forces are being put into action in a deter mined effort to defeat the invading army. RUSHING TO BATTLE PARIS, Aug. 12?The troops of France and Eng land are being rushed from every part of Belgium to the defense of the attacking Bel gians at Tirlemont. Tirlemont is about 25 miles east of Brussels. ATTACK GERMANS " BRUS ELS, Aug. 12-~The German army was attacked in force this morning in its position before Liege as it was preparing to join the larger army that is ? advancing through the heart of Belgium to attack the concen trated French, English and Bel gian armies that are being massed today near Tirlemont, where a clash is expected before night comes. Germans Move North and West. ? LONDON, Aug. 12.?A general move ment of the German army north of Liege has begun, foreshadowing a big battle soon. The general direction of the army is that followed by Blucher and if permitted to go unmolested long it would take it over the field of Waterloo. However, the belief at Brussels Is that a general engage ment will take place southeast of Brussels and east of Waterloo. Belgian papers this morning an nounce ahat troops of German cavalry accompanied with field artillery and quick firing guns had arrived at Han nut northwest of Liege and 35 miles from Brussels. There was fighting all yesterday evening and during the night and morning between GermanB and Belgians in the Hesbaye district west of Liege and north of the Mouse river. Six thousand German troops seized j the station at Landon, still north of I Hannut and west of Liege. They stopped the trains from Brussels. The troops of cavalry and light ar tillery. which compose the advance guard of the general movement to the northwest toward Brussels and Waterloo, are burning towns and de stroying property as they proceed. Still Entrenched on the Meuse. In spite of the movement toward the north and west from Liege, strong German forces are still intrenched on the Meuse between Liege and Namur,* and heavy artillery has continued the bombardment of the forts surrounding Liege. Scene of Coming Battle. BRUSSELS, Aug. 12.?The forces of the Allies have lines extending from Namur northward, and are prepared to throw a force against the Germans at any place. It is believed that the battle will bo fought at some point north of the Mcuse and from 20 to 35 mileB cast of Brussels and Waterloo. Forts Are Intact. LONDON, Aug. 12.?The Standard's Brussels correspondent says the 12 forts surrounding Liege remained In tact this morning. The War Office at Brussels, says no fears are entertained for them, and as long as they contin ue to hold out they are a menace to the rear of the Invading army.