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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 541. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, AUG. 13, 1914. ~ PRICE, TEN CENTS ALLIES AND GERMANS FIGHTING ALONG 50 MILE LINE Over 1,500,000 Germans on Firing Lines GERMAN LUXEMBURG ARMY HAMMERS ALLIES 780,000 Germans Attack Belgium, LONDON, Aug. 13? The British War Office official press bureau an nounced this morning that 26 German army corps, containing ap proximately 7 8 0,0 0 0 troops, are located be tween Liege and Lux emburg. They are now pouring into Belgium in two streams, one in to the Meuse valley through Liege and the other through Luxem burg south of the Ar denes mountains. 500,000 CONFRONT RUSSIA LONDON, An*. 13-A Berlip dispatch to the Daily Mail says that the German force on the Russian frontier numbers 25 reserve divisions, each of 20, 000 men; six field artillery bat teries and 31 regiments of cav alry, making a total of 500,000 infantry and 30,000 cavalry, in addition to the artillery, + ? + ONE MILLION MEN + + STRIKE AT FRANCE + + ? + LONDON. Auk. 13.?The Ger- + + man army, massed along the + + French and Belgian borders + * from Holland on the north to + + Switzerland on the south now + + numbers 1,000.000 men. ? ? ? + + +> BELGIUM PROTESTS + + AGAINST BARBARITIES * + ??? + + BRUSSELS. Aug. 13. ? For- + + eign Minister Davignon has + + asked for the intervention of * + neutral powers to prevent Ger- + + many from abusing the white + + flag, killing civilians, torturing + + the wounded and seizing prl- ? + vate funds. + ? + *??+*????+?+++++? ? ? m TWO GREAT ARMIES ARE OPERATING IN BELGIUM BRUSSELS. Aug. 13.?The German Invasion is in two armies. One of them Is operating from Liege north and south and west, and the other has reached the Aisne river along the banks of which it is working down into French territory, fortifying its lines of communication as it proceeds. The Liege army has thus far been unable to turn the left flank of the extended army of the Allies which reaches from the foothills of the Ar denes mountains on the south to many miles north and east of Brussels, and Is in contact with the Germans at sev eral points. The Germans occupy both sides of the Meuse river at Liege, but have been unable to capture the fortifications of that place. WARRING NATIONS ARE AFTER AMERICAN MULES ST. LOUIS. Aug. 13. ? Agents oi European governments are said to be engaged in obtaining options on hors es and mules In Western and South srn States. Prices have advanced and dealers say horses fit for cavalrj or artillery use would bring 50% mor< than prices of a week ago if a safe way were found to ship them acros: the ocean. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: . Maximum?57. Minimum?47. Precipitation?.03 inch. Cloudy; rain. RUSSIA'S ARMS ARE VICTORIOUS LONDON, Aug. 13?Offi cial dispatches from St Pet ersburg to the British gov ernment say that the Ger man and Austrian armies are retiring before the con stantly advancing and vic torious Russian armies. +*+++++++++++++? ? ? + FRANCE DECLARES + + WAR ON AUSTRIA + ? + + PARIS, Aug. 13.?France of- + + flciallv declared war on Aus- + i * tria today. ? :**++++++++++++j !? ? * GREAT BRITAIN AND * + AUSTRIA AT WAR + * ? ? LONDON. Aug. 13.?The Au- + * strlan and British Ambassadors * + will depart from Londoa and Vi- + + enna today, each having been + ? given his passports in recogni- + ?tion of the existence of a State + ?f of war between Great Britain + ! * and Austria-Hungary. + + + + England Declares War on Au- + + stria. ? + LONDON, Aug. 13. ? Great + ?fr Britain declared war on Aus- + + tria-Hungary today. + ? ? GERMANS ADMIT RUSSIAN VICTORIES ?1*? LONDON. Aug. 13.?A Berlin dis patch to the Daily Telegraph admits heavy losses on the Russian frontier. RUSSIA ROUTS AUSTRIAN AND GERMAN FORCES - PARIS. Aug. 13.?A St. Petersburg dispatch to the Matin says four regi ments of Austrian infantry and eight regiments of German Uhlans were routed on the Oniester river in Aus stria by the invading Russians. BULGARIA TO REMAIN NEUTRAL. ?+? SOFIA. Aug. 13.?It was officially announced by the Premier today that Bulgaria has not declared war. He said that martial law has been declar ed but notwithstanding that Bulgaria will remain neutral. He said that the report that war had been declared on Austria came from the declaration of martial law, and the establishment of war conditions along the border where the troops aro massed. * ? ? IRRIGATION BILL IS PASSED BY HOUSE WASHINGTON. Aug. 7. ? The re clamation bill, extending from ten to twenty years the time in which set tlers may repay the government for water rights on irrigated land, was finally passed in the house today, in , eluding an amendment wlthdrawig the reclamation fund from the control of the interior department and making I the reclamation service dependent up ' on annual appropriations by congress. TO INCREASE WHEAT SHIPMENTS SOUTH 1 OMAHA. Neb.. Aug. 13.?Arrange ments have been made whereby the Atchison railroad is to have a north and south line across eastern Nebras ka. connecting with its Strong City branch at Superior, Neb. The pro posed line is from Yankton, S. D., and Is to give a direct grain haul to the Gulf ports. VILLA DEMANDS PROMISED REFORMS WASHINGTON, Aug. 13.?Gen. Vil la, who has been recruiting his army and buying ammunition for many weeks, demands that the new Consti tutional government to be established in Mexico shall be civil and not mili tary; that certain land reforms, which will permit the people of Mexico to se cure title to farming lands, be guar anteed, and that there be amnesty for everybody except those implicated di rectly in the overthrow of President Madero as the price of his acqulesence in the assumption of the government by Gen. Carrtyiza. Carranxa Seizes Ammunition. WASHINGTON, Aug. 13.?Gen Car ranza caused the holding at Tamplco yesterday of a large shipment of am munition to Gen. Villa. TWO STEAMERS SAIL FOR ALASKA ?+? SEATTLE, Aug. 13. ? Tho steam ships Alameda and Spokane sailed from this port last night for Alaska. The Alameda carried the following cabin passengers for Juneau: W. T. Metz, M rs. W. L. Eake, Miss I. Mc Dermott, E. L. McGrath, M. C. Collins, Ed. Kelly. Mary Walsh, Mis3 Clara Ky rage, Mrs. John Friend. Virginia and Mary Friends, Miss E. Colliss, Miss F. Colliss, Frank M. Eagan, wife and son, S. J. Paddcn, N. T. Clancy, John D. Charmody and wife. James J. Gorman and wife, J. M. Wllwerding, John Clar berg, Frank Fonzo, Father Cameron, C. A. Cole. E. P. McLaughlin. William Dwyer and wife, Ralph Engleson, Mrs. T. J. Engleson, Mrs. F. W. Hebert, E. R. Miller, Mrs. C. H. Slade, Mrs. J. L. Carlson, Curtis and Ilo Slade, R. Wood, F. R. Belt, L. O. Colbert and wife, William Wilson, H. C. Brachman, May Meyer, E. B. Carmody, H. J. Beecher, and one steerage. On the Spokane. The following are on the Spokane for Juneau and Douglas: For Juneau: E. Reimann, Mary Jane Harris, Mar garet Sutton, J. T. Spickett, Henry G. Shaw, Mrs. Harry N. Weir, Sister Hil da. Sister Armella, Sister Gerald, F. Esur and two steerage. +???+++++++++++++ + + + JAPAN AND ENGLAND + + TO ATTACK GERMANS + + + + LONDON, Aug. 13. ? Japan * * has agreed that its fleet shall + + Join that of Great Britain in the + + Oriett and attack the German + + China coast city of Tsing- + + Tchan, according to cable ad- + vices received today. 4? + + +++++?++?+++++?++ ROCKEFELLER AIDS NEW YORK FINANCES NEW YORK. Aug. 13.?Standard Oil company is offering call money in New York in practically unlimited amounts. It is generally understood that the offer came direct from John D. Rockefeller and was regarded as assurance of belief on his part that New York could withstand strain. New York Gets New Currency. NEW YORK. Aug. 13.?New emer gency currency totallinf $46,000,000 has arrived at the sub-treasury hero. ENGLAND ASSUMES RISK ON WHEAT NEW YORK, Aug. "l3.?The British government has announced that it will guarantee war risks on American wheat shipped to British ports. The guarantee thus far covers only wheat already engaged for export. This step was the most important that could have been taken for relief of the American market. It will furnish an immediately opened door for more than 150,000,000 bushels of American wheat engaged for export within the last month and held up now either in the West or along the seaboard. England Protects Meat Supply. LONDON, Aug. 13.?England Is tak ing drastic action for the preservation of its meat supplies to moot the de mands of the army and navy. Electric Irons, guaranteed for Ave years, $3.00 and $3 25 ? none better. Vanadium steel hammers (something new). "Test the bite." Gastineau Hardware & Machinery Co, 8-6-1! GERMANS HIT ALLIES BYNANCY NANCY, France, Aug 13. ?The Germans attacked the Allies north of here to day and are htunmering the lines of the allies with artil lery and infantry. FRENCH ADMIT FAILURE. PARIS, Aug. 13. ? The French government admit ted today that the attacks on the German defenses in Alsace and Lorraine have not resulted thus far in suc cess. GERMANS TAKE 3;000 BERLIN, Aug. 13.?Ger man troops captured 120 French officers and 1100 men in the fighting around Mulhausen Tuesday. One thousand were captured at Lowry, province of Alsace. The War Office says Ger man soil has been cleared the French. GERMANS THREATEN FRENCH COMMUNICATIONS PARIS, Aug. 13. ? The German forces which secured a foothold on the Alsne river through Luxemburg are boring their way south and threat ening the communications with Paris of the French forces that are operat ing against the province of Lorraine. Germans yesterday evening bom barded the village of Ponta Mousson, near the border between the French Department of Meurthe-et-Mossellc and Lorraine, 12 miles souht of Metz the capital of Lorraine and 20 miles north of Nancy in France. Whether the German force is from Metz or from the fortifications on the Aisne is not stated by the War Ofllce. Germans Claim Victories In Alsace. BERLIN, Aug. 13?The War Offlce claims that German troops of both Al [ sace and Lorraine have been success ful in clearing both provinces of the invading French forces. The announce ment wns repeated this morning that thero is not a French soldier on Ger man territory. It is said that the Germans at Mul hausen captured 10 French ofllcers, 500 men and four pieces of artillery be sides many wagon loads of provisions and ammunition. At Lagarde, it is said, the Germans captured 2,000 prisoners. Two Regiments Annihilated. BASEL, Switzerland, Aug. 13.?Two German regiments were annihilated by the French Tuesday near Mulhaus en. FRENCH TAKE PRISONERS. PARIS, Aug. 13. ? French guards with 650 German prisoners arrived at Poictlcrs last night. They were cap tured in the Alsaco operations. MORGAN WOULD LEND MONEY TO FRANCE WASHINGTON, Aug. 13.?J. P. Mor gan and company today asked Secre tary of State William P. Bryan as to what the attitude of the United United States would be toward floating a French war loan in the United States for several hundred million dollars. GOVERNMENT TO SEND SHIPS FOR AMERICANS WASHINGTON, Aug. 13. ? The United States will charter six vessels to bring strandod Americans home from Europe. CHICAGO RAILROAD MAN IS MURDERED CHICAGO, Aug. 13.?Edward P. Am ory, secretary of the Western Railroad Association, was murdered in hlB of fices last night. R. E. Davis and Miss N. A. Davis ! of Tee Harbor aro registered at the ; Hotel Cain. WILSON TRIES TO CUT LIVING COST WASHINGTON, Aug. 13.?President "Woodrow Wilson today directed Attor ney-General James C. McRcynoldB to Investigate the Increased prices of foodstuffs with tho Idea of bringing prosecutions in view. In his letter to tho Attorney-Gen eral. the President refers to the "rap id and unwarranted increase in the price of foodstuffs." He closes his letter by saying that "certainly the country ought to be defended, if pos sible, against men taking advantage of such circumstances (European war) to increase the price of food and in crease the difficulty of living." AGREE ON NEW SHIPPING BILL WASHINGTON, Aug. 13.?The Sen ate and House conferees agreed to the terms of the bill admitting foreign ves sels to American registry as an amend ment to the Panama canal act The bill will be agreed to today in both houses and go to the President for his signature. American ship owning and building interests have put up a strong fight against the passage of the bill. PREPARING BILL FOR REVENUE PRODUCTION WASHINGTON, Aug. 13.?Secretary of the Treasury William G. McAdoo and Democratic House Leader Oscar W. Underwood are conferring in the preparation of a measure to provide $100,000 revenues for the government to offset the shrinkage from tariff du tiees on account of the war in Europe. RAINBOW SAFE AT VICTORIA ?+? VANCOUVER, B. C.. Aug. 13. ?The Canadian cruiser Rainbow arrived at Victoria this morning convoying the injured Shearwater. 'Frisco Blames Canadians. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13. ? The wrocknge picked up on the California coast was identified by Esquimau au thorities from accurate telegraphic de scriptions as belonging to the Rain bow. San Francisco newspaper men blame Canadian officers for the false report of the vessel's loss. AMMUNITION FOR BRITISH COLUMBIA ?+? WINNIPEG, Aug. 13. ? A special train of nrtiliery and large quantities of ammunition passed through this place last night on the way to Van couver. * ? ? BRITISH FIRE ON JAPANESE STEAMER ?+? SHANGHAI, Aug. 13.?The Japan ese steamship Shikoku Maru was dam aged and a sailor killed by a shot fired from a British fort at Hongkong when the vessel failed to Btop when directed to do so as she was entering the harbor. COX WINS ANOTHER OHIO NOMINATION ?+? COLUMBUS, 0., Aug. 13.?Gov. Jas. M. Cox was renominated by the Demo crats for Governor of Ohio in the pri mary election Tuesday. Frank B. Willis, Representative in Congress from the eighth Ohio dis trict, was nominated by the Republi cans for Governor. EX-BANDIT LOSES FIGHT FOR GOVERNOR ?+? OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 13?R. L. Williams received tho Democratic nomination for Governor of Oklahoma in the primaries Tuesday, defeating, among otherB, Al. Jennings, the form er train robber. THUG SHOOTS AND ROBS VALDEZ MAN SEATTLE, Aug. 13.?Elmer J. An derson, a Valdoz miner, was shot to day and robbed of $300. It is believ ed Anderson will die. Fresh salted almonds, pecans and i peanuts at Juneau Drug Co., 107 Front , St, opp. Alaska hotel, phone 250.? 8-10-tf. GERMANS STARVING TO DEATH BRUSSELS, Aug. 13?The War Office today announced that the Germans have been unable to get supplies past Liege for their army north of Ardenes and that their sol diers and horses are dying of starvation. FIGHTING AT LIEGE. Brussels, Aug. 13.?The fight was renewed for the possession of the fortifica tions at Liege again this morning. The forts are in terfering with the passage of the German artillery and transport wagons. GERMANS CONTINUE EN TERING BELGIUM. Brusseles, Aug. 13.?The Germans have built two bridges north of the city they are streaming into Bel gium, strengthening and ex tending their lines north and south. The indications thus far are that they will try to turn the left flank of the Belgian lines, though the Allies are prepared for a mass attack at any point. Meanwhile heavy seige guns are being brought in to play against the forts of Liege which are still held by the Belgian forces. ? * ? ? ?> ? * ? * ? ? ? ? * ? * ? ?> + + 4- HOLLAND TO FIGHT 4 + FOR NEUTRALITY * + + * PARIS, Auk. 13.?The Dutch + * government assured the 4* + French government today of + * Its determination to maintain 4 * neutrality at all hazzards. It 4 + was stated that the Dutch army 4 * is fully mobilized, well trained 4 4> and officered, and will attack * 4* the German forces if they at- + + tempt to cross Holland's bord- 4* J 4? erg in their operations against + 4* the Allies. 4? + 4> 4? A[ 4? 4? ?> 4* 4> 4* 41 4? 4> 4? 4? 4> 4? 4* STOCKS ARE SHOWING A MARKED ADVANCE NEW YORK, Aug. 13.?There has been a steady advanco in the price of stocks brought about by private buy ing and selling through brokerage Arms. While there has been no way to make a complete record of the vol ume of the stock trading, many broker age firms have been doing nn active business. ^ STOCK EXCHANGE MAY OPEN SOON AGAIN BOSTON. Aug. 13.?The Post says I members of tho Boston Stock ex change hnvo expressed the opinion that tho exchanges of tho country will bo in operation again within two weeks. Some members have suggest ed to the New York Stock Exchange that when the exchanges reopen, "market orders" will be eliminated in order to hold tho market in check and prevent quotations from fluctuating widely and rapidly. AMERICANS MAY GET BRAZIL'S COFFEE SUPPLY NEW YORK, Aug. 13.?The war sit uation has stopped Brail's negotiations and it may have to dump a vast amount of coffee on the American mar ket. French and Belgians Claim Many Victories 1 M. LONDON, Aug.13.? All day advices have been coming into the British war office from Brussels and Paris of fighting all along the long lines of the armies of the Allies and Ger mans which confront each other from Liege to beyond Hasselt, a distance of more than 50 miles. The Allies are press ing the fight at many points, and the reports are of a continuous chain of victories for the Allies and defeat for the invading Ger mans. FORM IMPASSABLE WALL PARIS, Aug. 13?The War Office announced tonight that the results of the fight ing that has continued all day " along the lines of the Allies and Germans seem to war rant the conviction that the Allies have built up an im penetrable wall of flesh and steel before the invaders of Belgium. BATTLE BEGINS AT HASSELT. LONDON, Aug. 13?The War Office information bu reau announced this atfer noon that an engagement was commenced this morn ing between the Belgian cav alry division and the Ger mans at Hasselt, province of Limburg, in the rear of the German forces which were engaged at Diest yes terday. The fighting began at daybreak, and still con tinues. FIGHTING ALL DAY YESTERDAY. Brussels, Aug. 13?Fight ing between the Allies and the Germans in the vicinity of Diest, province of Bra bant, 22 miles north of Tir lemont, lasted all day yes terday. The engagement will be known as the "Bat tle of Haalen." The fighting centered about that little town, and extended as far north as Diest, passing around Zeelhem. The Germans withdrew at nightfall, leaving their dead on the field. Two hundred bodies were lying within a space of 50 yards at Haelen. ALLIES WIN FIRST BATTLE. Brussels, Aug. 13.?The first battle in the open coun try resulted in a vic tory for the allied forces. The engagement took place near Tirlemont, between the left wing of the allied army lines and a massed force of German cavalry, infantry and artillery. The.Germans withdrew after the allies got about 10,000 men into ' the action, leaving their dead and wounded on the field.