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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
1 * ? ? ' VOL. IV.F NO. 542. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, AUG 14,1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS FATE Of GERMAN INVADERS HANGING IN BALANCE Russia Masses 2,000,000 Men on Frontier HOLLAND PREPARES TO STRIKE FOR DEFENSE Overwhelming Russian Force Is In Field LONDON, Aug. 14 A dispatch to the Cen tral News from Rome says that Russia has 2,000,000 men massed on the German and Austrian frontier. In addition to these there are mobilized in the principal cities of the Empire all within a day's time or less of the frontier 3,000,000 r e - serves, making an army of 5,000,000 men under arms. The admitted St. Petersburg plans are to invade both Germany and Austria. The in vasion of the latter has already begun, and the efforts of the combined forces of Germany and Austria have been un able to stop the Russian advance through the valleys of Dneister and the Sty*. + * + GERMANS THREATEN + + SLAUGHTER. + + * + ST PETERSBURG. Aug. 14. ? + ?A semi-official dispatch re- + + celved here says German troops + + are before KallBz. Russian Pol- ? <f and. and their officers have Is- + + sued a proclamation stating + + that every tenth inhabitant of + + the town will be shot in the + + event of further resistance to + + the German forces. + + + +++++++??++*++++* PASSENGER STEAMER STRIKES MINE; SINKS ??? LONDON, Aug. 14. ? The Austrian steamer Baron Gausch struck a mine off the Dalmatian coast today and 150 passengers and members of the crew ? were killed. RUSSIANS CAPTURE MANY GERMAN SHIPS ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 14.?The Russians hare seized 73 German and 12 Anstrian steamships up to date. DISTRICT COURT TERM ENDS TOMORROW ? ? The present term of the district court will be closed by adjournment tomorrow and the new term will begin Monday. Judge R. W. Jennings of the dis trict court made an order today that all the prisoners being held in the Federal jail at Wrangell be transferr ed to Juneau and held for trial In the Federal jail here. They will be brought up by Deputy Marshal W. D. Grant Frank Lewis, now serving sentence in the Federal Jail, will be sentenced for larceny, a subsequent crime, by Judge Jennings tomorrow. MOTHER OF SECRETARY SHORTHILL IS WELL W. W. Shortfall!, secretary to Gov. J. F. A. Strong, who was called to Ta coma on account of the Illness of his mother. Mrs. T.' A. Short hill, of that city, returning on the Jefferson states that his mother has fully recovered. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?55. Minimum?18. Precipitation?.08 inch. Cloudy; rain. STUBBORN PIGHTING IN ALSACE Paris. Aug. 14.?The War Office tonight reported that there was stubborn fighting today in the Vosges moun tain pass leading from the Department of Haute-Sa one into Alsace. The losses were heavy on both sides. GERMANS USE AERO PLANES. PARIS, Aug. 14.?A German aeroplane, flying a French flag, dropped five bombs into the for tified towns of Vesoul and Lure today. NEAR BATTLE TAKES PLACE IN AIR PAILS. A* official an nouncement this afternoon gays that a French aviator rcconnoltering over Lorraine was pursued by two larger German flying machines each carrying three armed men. but that the French birdman eluded his pursuers and re turned in safety to the French lines. FRENCH STRENGTHEN LINE OF DEFENSE PARIS. Aug. 14.?French and Brit ish troops are being massed in the towns constituting the two rows of fortified strongholds that extend along the French frontier in front of Lor raine and Alsacc. They hold strategic positions on both sides of the upper Meuse from Mezlers, in the Depart ment of Ardenes. to Toul, on the Mos elle, and Nancy, on the Meurthe, in the Department of Meurthe-et-Moselle, and on south to Beasancon, Depart ment of Doubs. The other towns which have been turned into military camps include Verdun, Reims, Chal ons. St. Mihiel, Luneville, Epinal and Belfort. uen. juiire is cumiuanuer-iii-cuiei ui the forces that have in charge the pro tection of this long line of French frontier. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS INSTITUTE TOMORROW F. G. Hurley, head of the Knights of Columbus degree team arrived" on the Jefferson. The town Is all decor ated with American flags and bunting and everything is in readiness for in stituting the Archbishop Seghers coun cil of Knights of Solumbus tomorrow. The degree team Is aboard the Alame da and she is expected to arrive to night. Monday night following the council will give an installation dancing party in Elks' hall. Invitations to the af fair were Issued during the week. POPULAR YOUNG LADY ENTERS VANCOUVER SCHOOL Mrs. J. B. Caro. Miss Georgia Caro and Master Bertrand Caro left on the Princess Alidt this morning for the South. They will visit in Vancouver and Seattle. Miss Caro will enter Brearaar. a school for young ladles at Vancouver, where she will remain for the year. Mrs. Caro and Master Ber trand will return to JuneaiLby the time school opens in this city where Ber trand is a student. LEAVING ON ALICE. The Princess Alice, leaving for the South last night, took the following passengers from Juneau: Robert Wil liams, Mrs. Abram Steel. Allen X. Grant and wife. Mrs. J. B. Caro. Miss Georgia Caro, Bertrand Caro, L. E. Davick, A. Jackson, Theo Wordhams, and five steerage. PACIFIC CANADA READY FOR WAR VANCOUVER, Aug. 14. ?A special train with 150 gunners and heavy ordnance and six car loads of ammunition arrived here today for the defense of Victoria and Vancouver. + + + NAVAL BATTLE IN + + THE FAR EAST + ? " + * SHANGHAI, China, Aug. 14. * + ?Two warships, cither British + + or French, both in badly dan- * + aged condition and carrying + + wounded sailors and marines, 4? + entered Hongkong harbor dur- + ?F lng the night, according to ad- * + vices received here. * + + + German Squadron Bottled. + + LONDON, Aug. 14.?A Hong- + + kong cable received today says * + the British fleet has cornered + + the German Far East squad- + + ron. The location of the ves- + 4* sols is not stated. + + * THE LEIPZIG CHASED CRUISER RAINBOW NORTH SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14. ? The steamship Queen, arriving from Seat tle, yesterday, reports meeting the German cruiser Leipzig, sailing at full speed to the north. 130 miles from San Francisco. She was evidently chasing the Canadian cruiser Rainbow. TWO SHIP LOADS OF AMERICANS RETURNING PARIS, The French steamships Chi cago and France sailed from Cher bourg with a large passenger list of returning Americans this morning. This is taken as an indication that navigation, for the present at least, is safe from molestation by the German fleet. Americana Leave Germany. BERLIN. Aug. 14.?A special train left here this morning carrying three hundred Americans who are on their way home. They will go by way of Holland. BRITISH COLUMBIA SEEKS PROTECTION VICTORIA, B. C., Aug. 14.?It is known hero that the Provincial gov ernment has asked the Imperial gov ernment to send warships from the Asiatic fleet to protect British Inter ests on Puget sound from possible at tack from German cruisers that are known to be in Pacific waters. Now that Japan has joined her fleet to that of Great Britain in the Far East it is believed that a naval force may be secured for the North Pacific coast. CONSTITUTIONALISTS TO TAKE OVER MEXICO WASHINGTON, Aug. 14. ? Secre tary of State William J. Bryan an nounced that satisfactory arrange ments have been concluded for the peaceful occupation of Mexico City by the Constitutionalists. The ar rangements were u>ncluded by nego tiations between Gen. Carranza, rep resenting the Constitutionalists, and Gov. Iturbide, of the Federal District. Carbajal Leaves Mexico City. MEXICO CITY, Aug. 14.?Former Provisional President Carbajal left last night on a special train for Vera Cruz. EIGHTEEN BRYAN PEACE TREATIES ARE RATIFIED ? WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.?Eighteen out of the 20 of Bryan's peace trea ties were ratified by the United States Senate last night. The treaty with Panama and Dominican Republic were held up. CANADIAN WIRELESS STATION IS WRECKED PORT ARTHUR, Ont. Aug. 14?The Canadian government wireless station at this place was wrecked thlB morn ing by maliciously inclined miscre ants. Fresh salted almonds, pecans and peanuts at Juneau Drug Co., 107 Front St., opp. Alaska hotel, phone 250.? 8-10-tf. HOLLAND TO FIGHT IN DEFENSE LONDON, Aug. 14-^-A re port has been received here that Holland fearing the approach of the Ger mans by way of Maestricht, has placed a force of sixty thousand regulars on the frontier in Limburg, and other portions of the fron tier have been flooded to a depth of three feet. TURKEY IN TROUBLE. LONDON, Aug. 14.?The Allies opposing Germany and Austria have agreed to bring Turkey to a realiza tion of her obligations as a neutral power in connection with her purchase from Germany of the blockaded cruisers Goeben and Bres lau. ITALY PROTECTING NEUTRALITY OF SOIL GENEVA, Aug. 14.?Italy lias mobil ized 250,000 troops along the Swiss and Austrian frontier strongly -'guarding the passes^ In'the Alps. The Instruc tions to the armies require that they prevent tho invasion of the country's neutrality, and prevent the use of the Italian soil In any way by any of the Nations that are at war. WHITMAN AFTER ONE NOMINATION ONLY NEW YORK, Aug. 14.?District At torney Edward S. Whitman will try for the Republican nomination for Gov ernor only. He will not attempt to compete with H. D. Ilinman for the Progressive nomination. The latter is a candidate for both tho Republican and Progressive credentials. PENNSYLVANIA LINES HAVE FEW ACCIDENTS PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 14. ? The Pennsylvania Railroad carried 87,000, 000 passengers in six months be tween January' 1 and July 1 and not a single person was killed in a train accident. On Pennsylvania lines east of Pittsburgh no passenger has been killed in a train accident since 1912, and during this period the lines have carried more than 161,000,000 persons. EUROPEAN POWERS HAVE ABSORBED GOLD BOSTON, Aug. 14.?Charles A. Con ant, currency export, figures that $360,000,000 gold has been drawn Into the four principal Continental powers' reserves in two years?a sum equival ent to all the gold taken front the I ground in that period, which is avail able for banking. CLAFLIN DISCLOSES REORGANIZATION PLAN NEW YORK, Aug. 14.?John Claflin has laid beforo the noteholders' com mittee his plan of reorganization which he says means the payment of creditors in full. It Involves the rais ing of $16,000,000 In cash and mem bers of noteholders' committee doubt its practicability. PINCHOT TO MARRY GEN. BRYCE'S DAUGHTER ?+? SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14. ? Fre raont Older received a telegram yes terday from Gitford i'inchot announc ing his engagement to Miss Cornelia Bryce, daughter of Gen. Lloyd Bryce. GOVERNMENT OPPOSES WAR LOANS HERE WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.?The ad ministration is opposed to the pro posed floatation of war loans to any of the warring Nations of Europe It the United States. If you want a Joy ride call up 6: or 321. 7-9-tl HOUSTON SAYS U.S. HAVE GREAT TRADE WASHINGTON. Aug. 14.?Secretary of Agriculture David F. Houston, dis entitling the war in Europe and its of \ feet on trade and industry, said the United States faces a period of great , trade activity. He said it would be specially active in case Great Britain, France and Russia are successful in controlling the high seas. In this event, he said, American manufactur ers and jobbers should be able to se cure an immediate market for all the surplus stuff on hand in this country, and in the very near future for all that can bo produced. Americans Ship Eggs. NEW YORK, Aug. 14.?The liner New York, sailing from this port for London today, carried 36,000- dozen eggs which were ordered by. calle. i Thcso are the first American eggs to j bo shipped to the English market since the outbreak of the present European ' war. NATIONS MUST PAY IN PAPER ON STOP j NEW YORK, Aug. 14. ? President i Hemphill of Guaraifty Trust Co., , which does the largest business in fofeign exchango of any banking in- j stitution in the United States, says 1 great European powers are unprepar- } cd for a prolonged war. The strain . upon their resources caused by the 1 Balkan conflict would render such na- } tions as France, Germany, and Aus tria unable to pay their debts in gold, and they would be compelled to re sort to the Issuance of flat money. ADMINISTRATION WILL SUPPORT DEMOCRAT ?+ ? 1 NEW YORK, Aug. 14.?Chairman William F. McCombs, of the Demo- 1 crntlc National Committee, who is op posed to Tammany control of the par ty in New York, says the nominee at the prlmnry election must be support ed after that event. He said that any t one who supports Roosevelt's candl- t date Hinman is not a Democrat and ] will not bo recognized as such. ^ SHOE FACTORY IS ENJOYING PROSPERITY ( LYNCHBURG, Va., Aug. 14.?'The ;ihoe factories of tho city have resum ed work after a week shutdown for re pairs. This is the shortest mid-sum- 1 iner shutdown in recent years. The Craddock-Terry Company will put 700 1 or 800 additional operatives to work ' as fast as they can be secured and | trained. This company will increase its payroll during tho next twelve ! months by $800,000, a condition duo to ' tho enlargement of Its business In the Southwestern States. Within a month moro shoe workers will bo employed 1 here than ever before. _ ? i PITTSBURGH MAKES STEEL FOR BAYONET8 ??? PITTSBURGH, Aug. 14. ? Austro Hungary has placed an order for 100, 000 pounds of banyonct and scabbard steel with a Pittsburgh company. NO POTASH FOR . AMERICAN MARKETS BOSTON, Aug. 14?The Kali Syndi cate announces that, until European peaco is restored, no moro potash will be shipped to the United States. VIENNA NO PLACE FOR PEACE MEETING WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.?The 21st International peace conference, sched uled to be held in Vienna, Sept. 15 to 19, has been called off. HUERTA HAS $200,000 IN JAMAICA BANK NEW YORK, Aug. 14.?It Is learn ed that before ho sailed for Spain Gen. Huerta deposited $200,000 In a bank at Jamaica. OUR AMBASSADOR TO LEAVE FOR RUSSIA ?+? WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.?American Ambassador George T. May re, Jr., will lenve for Russia at once. r SUBMARINE INVENTOR , DEAD IN NEW YORK NEW YORK, Aug. 14.?John Philip f Holland, the inventor of the first suc >. cessful submarine, died here last night. ALLIES JOIN TO STRIKE TO DEATH PARIS, Aug. 14?It was officially announced today that a large French army is nearing Namur. Beginning yesterday the French began concentrating all the forces possible into Belgium with the purpose in view of strik ing the German army of in vasion a death blow. French md English troops are pour nto Namur by the thousands &nd all railroad tracks lead ng into Belgium are filled ivith troop trains. GERMANS LOSE 3,000 ?+? LONDON, Aug. 14.?The Ger mans, lost 3.000 vounded in the battle of Haelen, Wednesday. /ON BUEI.OWS BROTHER IS DEAD. - ??? LONDON AUG. 14?Dispatch :o the Chronicle says that a bro ker of former Chancellor Von 3uelow of Germany was killed in ;he operations at Liege yester iay. 3ELGIAN FIGHTING CAPACITY IS SURPRISE BRUSSELS, Aug. 14.?It Is learned :hnt tho surprise of the war to the 3erninn Cabinet has been the fighting lapacity of the Belgians. They had :iot calculated upon the delay Bel gians have caused their army of In vasion, and had hoped to have an irmy in France through Belgium be fore that country was ready to meet It. Tho stubborn opposition of the Belgians, however, caused the delay that was nocded by the French and English to put a large army In the field. ARGENTINA DREADNAUGHT IS IN GREAT DEMAND BOSTON, Aug. 14.?The Post says Germany, Austria, Italy, England, France and Russia are trying to buy the Argentine drcadnnught RIvadavia, now at Fore River yards, Qutncy, Mass. One power offered $22,600,000. KERMIT ROOSEVELT IS TO BE BANKER NEW YORK. Aug. 14. ? Kermit Roosevelt, son of tho former President and recent bridegroom, will be con nected with the branch bank that will be established by tho National City Bank at Rio Janeiro. MORGAN ESTATE APPRAISERS HAVE A LONG JOB NEW YORK. Aug. 14.?It is esti mated that it will take two years to appraise the value of J. P. Morgan's estate. An expert says his miniatures alone are worth $6,000,000. CLAY ALLEN AFTER HIGH PRICE FOOD DEALERS SEATTLE, Aug. 14.?United ^tates District Attorney Clay Allen, acting upon instructions from Attorney-Gen eral James C. McReynolds, has begun a probe to ascertain the cause for the high price of food. FARMERS LYNCH TWO THRESHER BURNERS WALLA WALLA, Wash., Aug. 14 ? Two laborers caught setting fire to t threshing mnchlne outfit at Tekot were lynched this morning. Great Battle In Belgium Is Near LONDON, Aug. 14? Probably today and possibly within a few hours will begin the great battle that will determine the fate of the German campaign invasion of Belgium. The battle between the I allied armies of Bel gium, France and Eng land on the one side and the German army on the other will pro bably be waged near Brussels, to the east of the city, and the line of contact is likely to run many miles north and south. JOFFRE AND FRENCH TAKE COMMAND. Paris, Aug. 14. ? Gen. JolTre, commander-in-chief of the French armies, and Gcn.-IVeneh, commandar-in- Jr. chief of the British armies, have arrived in Belgium and assumed command of the forces of their respective countries in that Nation. They have established join headquarters, the location of which has not been stated by the War Office. PARIS, Aug. 14.?The head quarters of Field Marshal French and Field Marshal Joffre are supposed to be at the point where the British and French armies are joined in the field. GERMANS CONTINUE TO STREAM INTO BELGIUM ?+? BRUSSELS, Aug. 14.?Including the two bridges they have built across the Mouse river north of Liege, the Ger mans now have four bridges across thnt stream over which there is mov ing Into northern Belgium four con tinuous streams of infantry batallions. cavalry troops, artillery batteries and commissary and ammunition trans ports every minute of the 24 hours each day. Parle Experts Hope to Capture Army. PARIS, Aug. 14?Paris exports be lieve that the hope of capturing the German army north of the Meuse river is not visionary. They are convinced that adequate provisions has not been made for retreat in case of the defeat of the army, and It is being stretched out into a lino so long that great dif ficulty is being encountered in provid ing it with food which has to be haul ed in wagons and automobile trucks from Liege. The need of strengthen ing the forces has proved so great that men have been crowded to the front to the exclusion of provision trains, and now the army in the north is so large the facilities for moving provisions are not adequate to the de mands. It is thought here that the army cannot long delay measuring its strength with that of the Allied arm ies which are operating with bases at Brussels and Namur, and which have ample train connections with their re serve centers and supply depots. GERMAN PRISONERS PASS THROUGH PARIS PARIS, Aug. 14.?The first German prisoners from Belgium to pass through Paris wont through the city on an army train last night on their way to Poltlors. WOUNDED BRITISH TROOPS ARE LANDING IN ENGLAND I ? LONDON, Aug. 14.?Wounded Brit l Ish troops from the campaign in Bel l gium are landing here from a British hospital ship.