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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 545. "JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, AUG. 18, 1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS _ _____ ^ J*mm tm AUSTRIAN ARMY MEETS WITH DISASTER IN SERVIA Britain Sends Second Big Army to France BATTLE WAGES FROM DUTCH TO SWISS BORDER British Troops Sail From Many Points LONDON, Aug. 18? The second British ex peditionary army has sailed for FYance. Great flotillas of transports, escorted by squadrons of battleships and tor >edo boat destroyers lave sailed from Dub in, Eastbourne, South ampton, Liverpool and other points for the shores of France, where they are disembarking this evening. + ? ? ENGLAND HAS 100.000 + + MEN ON CONTINENT ? + ? ?f LONDON*. Aug. 18. ? Eng- + + land's expeditionary force to + + France and Belgium now nam- + + bers 100,000 men. They In- * + elude 24 infantry regijpents; + + six cavalry regimenta; eight + ? batteries of horse artillery, and ? + a corps of the engineering + + branch. + ? + GREAT BATTLE IS STILL UNDER WAY LONDON. Aug. 18.?The Dally Ex press says there is little doubt but that there is a great battle In pro gress now In Belgium between the French and BelgLtn allies On the one side and Germany on the other. Fighting Has Been Sharp. LONDON. Aug. 18.?A Brussels de spatch to the Daily Mail says there has been sharp fighting In various parts of Northern Belgium since early Monday morning. Events of Greatest Moment Are Pro gressing. LONDON. Auk. 18?The Dally Ex press last night said: "Our correspondent In a cryptic dis patch from Ghent indicates that the Germans are advancing toward the historical battle ground of Waterloo, and that events of the greatest im portance are in progress. BELGIUM TRANSFERS CAPITAL TO ANTWERP LONDON. Aug. 18.?The report that the seat of the Belgian government has been removed from Brussels to Antwerp has been confirmed. The ac tion was taken as a precautionary measure and not that it was felt that Brussels is likely to fall into the hands of the enemy. Work is under way on the defense of Brussels on account of the near approach of the German cavalry in force. GERMANS PLAN TO CAPTURE BRUSSELS PARIS, Aug. 18.?Germany's plans in Belgium seem to indicate a purpose to capture Brussels as the next step. The German army has been trying to turn the extreme left of the allied forces which extend to the north of Brussels, and there is again a notice able efTort to force back the defend ing army south of Brussels and be tween that city and the Meuse river. Their forces are again within a few miles of Waterloo south of Brussels. If these forward movements should be pressed to a successful issue Brussels would be isolated and at the mercy of the invaders. JAPAN BUYS 2.000.000 BALES OF COTTON ST. LOUIS. Aug. 18.?Orders have been received from Japan for 2,000,000 bales of American cotton from various sections of the Southern States. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?59. Minimum?51. Cloudy; rain. Precipitation?.43 inches. BRITISH CAPTURE TWOSHIPS Shanghi, Aug. 18.?Two cruisers which had been disabled were brought in to Hongkong. They were preceded by two badly dam aged British warships car rying many wounded. GERMAN SHIPS BLOOD STAINED. Shanghai, Aug. 18.?The Ger man cruisers arriving at Hong Kong had their sides stained with blood which had run ; through the scuppers. The barbettes and masts were demolished, and the smokestacks shot away. JAPAN'S SCENES OF ACTIVITY LIMITED ? ? LONDON. Aug. 18. ? An official statement given out, by the govern ment says that any action that Japan takes in the war against Germany will not extend beyond the China sea save as may be necessary to protect Japan ese shipping lines. GERMAN CRUISER SAILS FROM SAN FRANCISCO ??? SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 18. ? The German cruiser Leipzig sailed from this port this morning with sufficient coal on board to take her to Apia. Samoan islands. Jap Cruiser Follows. SAN DIEGO. Aug. 18.?The Japan ese cruiser Idzumo put to sea last night with her decks cleared for ac tion. Her commander said that he will proceed for San Francisco, and if the Leipzig leaves for Samoa or the Ca nadian coast he will follow her. PARIS IS PROVISIONED FOR PROLONGED SEIGE ?+? PARIS, Aug. }8.?It was stated to day that Paris is already provisioned for a prolonged seige. Enough food supplies are already stored within the city limits and fortifications to pro vide food for the residents for 15 months. More provisions are being shipped in constantly. FRENCH MONKS TAKE ARMS FOR COUNTRY ?+? PARIS, Aug. 18.?The Carhtusian Monks of Milage who were expelled from France at the time that the law restricting religious associations was adopted yesterday returned to the bar racks at Grenoble and exchanged the white habit of their order for the uniform of French soldiers. FRANCE CLAIMS TO DISCOVER SMOOTH GAME ?+?? LONDOX, Aug. 18.?A Paris cable says a unique system for guiding the German army through France . has been uncovered. Advertisements by a German firm selling compressed meat essences in cube form are to be made of groups of numbers arranged to describe, by code, the war strength of the section in which they appear, the location of food supplies, and other information. REV. P. H. TURNELL TO LEAVE SKAGWAY ?+? Rev. P. H. Turnell, S. J., for many years pastor of the Catholic church of Skagway, has been directed for some other field. He will be a south bound passenger on the Mariposa. Father Turnell has been one of the features of Skagway where he has been a pastor and shepard of his flock for most of the time since the estab lishment of the town. His departure from Alaska will be regretted by many friends. vtaflH WILSON CAUTIONS AMERICAN CITIZENS WASHINGTON, Aug. 18.?President Wood row Wilson has issued a state ment which says in part: "The effect of the war in Europe on the United States will depend upon what American citizens say or do. Evory man who truly loves America will act and speak in the true spirit of neutrality, which is the spirit of impartiality, fairness and friendliness of all concerned." LOVE MAY NOT VISIT ALASKA ?*? WASHINGTON, Aug. 18. ? Secre tary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane has about given up all hope of being able to visit Alaska this year. The prospect for the adjournment of Con gress this month is not bright now, on account of the unexpected turn of events in Europe, and it is not desired that Cabinet members get far from the Capital while Congress is in ses sion. +?+*+???+*?+?++ * ? + CANAL RECEIPTS PASS + + MARK OP $100,000 + + + + PANAMA. Aug. 18. ? The + + receipts of the first three days + + business by the Panama Canal + + were more than $100,000. + + + OHIO RAILROAD MUST HAVE MORE CARS ??? CINCINNATI, O., Aug. 15. ? It is expected that receivers of the Cin cinnati. Hamilton & Dayton, one of whom Is former Gov. Judson Harmon, will shortly apply for permission to is sue additional receivers' certificates for rolling stock. BRYAN CHANGES TREATY; OPPOSITION IS OVER WASHINGTON. Aug. 17.?With the Piatt amendement, providing for a pro tectorate over Nicaragua, stricken the proposed treaty with Nicaragua will bo pushed by Secretary of State William J. Bryan. Mr. Bryan is confident the treaty will be promptly ratified. Ho issued this statement: "The opposition to the treaty with Nicaragua was based largely upon what is known as the Piatt amend ment. The two Ideas in the treaty have been separated. The present treaty only includes the Nicaragua Canal route. Fonseca Bay and Little and Big Corn Islands. The Piatt amendment is left for future consid eration." MONEY MAKING FACTORY IS IN WORKING ORDER WASHINGTON. Aug. 17.?Governor of the Reserve Board Charles C. Ham line says: "We can turn out $10,000, 000 a day of the emergency currency if it Is needed." ANOTHER PIONEER CROSSES THE DIVIDE Wes Weideleich died yesterday in St. Ann's hospital, following a stroke of paralysis which occurred a few dayes ago. Deceased was 80 years of age. He leaves two sons, Paul aal George, and a daughter. Dora, now at tending school in Tacoma. Mr. Weideleich was one of the earl iest pioneers in Juneau coming hero in the early '80s and for many years has conducted a vegetable garden here. He was a graduate of Yale, and came west many years ago being one of the first to join in the Casslar gold stampede. He later settled in Juneau and married a native Indian woman. His wife died about four years ago. Funeral Tomorrow. The funeral of Wes Weideleich will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock from the C. W. Young com pany chapel, under the auspices of Ig loo No. 6. Pioneers of Alaska. The Rev. George E. Renison will deliver the address. Interment will be in Pi oneer Plot of Evergreen cemetery. The Alaska '87 Pioneers and members ol Igloo No. 6 will turn out In a body. A Mrs. Caldwell, who has been li Nelchlna since early last fall, died t few days before they left camp ant hers will .be the only grave that wll be left after the stampeded is over.? Seward Gateway. FRENCH POUR INTO ALSACE LONDON, Aug. 18.?Fighting continues tonight from Holland to Switzerland, being heaviest in Belgium and Alsace. The Times says the Russian army has begun a general ad vance at several points which must cause the Germans to de sist from their turning move ment around Liege. The attack on the Russian and Austrian frontier is coming a week earlier than expected, and it will undoubtedly discourage the attack on France. FRENCH ADVANCE IN THOUSANDS. Nancy, France, Aug. 18.? Thousands of French soldiers are pouring through the Vosges passes tonight into the Schir ! meek valley. The Germans are falling back ; to Molsheim, 12 miles from [ Strassburg where they are ex pected to make their stand. I FRENCH PRESSING GER MANS TO RHINE. Basel, Switzerland, Aug. 18.? The French are moving through the Vosges at four points, and pressing the German forces to the Rhine. GERMANS MASSING IN BELGIUM | LONDON, Aug. 18.?A Cen tral News dispatch received from Brussels says that news papermen arriving from a fron tier trip between the two great armies that are operating in Bel gium and south into Luxemburg say that the Germans are bring ing up almost unbelievable num j bers of men and distributing them along the line from South ern Luxemburg to the northern limits of Belgian territory. Germans After Alsace Passes. LONDON, Aug. 18. ? Temps says the Germans are massing their troops in great numbers behind the Rhine, and that they are preparing to make a desper ate attempt to force the passages of the Vosges between Alsace and France. French Successes Continue. PARIS, Aug. 18.?French suc cesses continue in the fighting along the Alsace and Lorraine front. The Germans are gradu ally retiring before the continu ed assaults, leaving many dead and wounded behind. ++*?*++++*++*+*+++ ? + + CROWN PRINCE IS + * AMONG WOUNDED * + * + LONDON, Aug. 18.?An offl- + + cial dispatch from Paris says + + that an official announcement + + has been made at The Hague + + that a rumor is persistent at * + that place that the German + * Crown Prince is lying wound' + + ?d at Aixlnahapelie, whither * + the Emperor hastened. + 4? * FIGHTING CONTINUED ALL OF YESTERDAY LONDON. Aug. 18.?Fighting con tinued all day yesterday between the ' forces of the allied armies and those of Germany in both Belgium and Al sace. | The fighting in Alsace was mainly for the possession of the passes In tho Vosges mountains which form the border between France and that Ger 1 man province. i ? ? t I 1 FOR SALE?Cheap or rent, an up - right piano. Call Anderson, at Barrn gar's postoffice store, phone 54 8-17-tl BELGIUM SPURNS PEACE OVERTURES BRUSSELS, Aug. 18. ? Germany again today attempted to get Belgium to negotiate over poace terms between tho two countries, but the Belgian gov ernment refused to consider any offer from Germany until tho troopB of that country had completely evacuated "our outraged country." Germany Praises Belgians. BERLIN, Aug. 18. ? Germany has again made a futile attempt to bring about tho neutrality of Belgium In the war that is now waging In Europe. The government intimated to Belgium that the troops of that country had so bril liantly proved their honor in arms that tho German government, after taking Brussels, would be willing to conclude any arrangement for peace between tho two countries that would be com patible with the conflict between Ger many and France, and would evacu ate Belgium as speedily as wnr condi tions permitted. The Belgium government replied re fusing the proposition, and intimated that there would not be peace as long ns Germnn troops remained on Bel glnn soil. First Offer Made Early. LONDON, Aug. 18.?According to the London Times after tho heavy casualties which the Germans incur red before Liege Emperor William approoched King Albert of Belgium through the Queen of Holland and promised, in recognition of the Bel gian valor, the most considerate treat ment of tho Belgian population anfl full respect for Belgian territory if Belgium would abandon her rosistence and allow the Germans to have a right of way through that country. The Times says the overtures were rejected. SWITZERLAND IS SEEKING LOAN 1 ? ? WASHINGTON, Aug. 18?The Swiss Minister has again urged the govern ment of the United States to permit American bankers to float a loan for his country. He says Switzerland Is practically in a stato of Beige; that all the able bodied male population are under arms and thnt distressful condi tions obtain throughout the little re public. He represented that it is ab solutely essential that the government have money in order to restore norm al conditions. CONGRESS FINALLY AGREES ON FOREIGN SHIP BILL ?+? WASHINGTON. Aug. 18.?Congress passed the bill giving foreign shipping an American register last night after the House of Representatives had ac cepted most of the amendments to the bill that had been adopted by the Son ate. The latter body earlier in the day had refgused to accept the report of the conference committee. AMERICANS ARE SAFE IN LONDON ??? NEW YORK, Aug. 18.?A London special says the American citizens' committee is desirous that it be known that there is absolutely no perosnal dnnger for any American in London. There is no necessity for any citizen of United States suffering hardship. Even those without food and money will be taken caro of. COL. ROOSEVELT SPEAKS FOR THE PROGRESSIVES ?+? BOSTON, Aug. 18. ? Col. Theodore Roosevelt today opened the campaign in Massachusetts. He spoke in sup port of the candidates of the Progres sive party, and criticised the adminis tration. JEWS TO HAVE CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS LONDON, Aug. 18.?The Paris cor respondent of the Exchange Tele graph company says it is learned in Paris that the Czar will sign a procla mation at an early date giving the Jews in Russia equal civil and poli tical rights with other subjects. MARCONI OFFERS TO HELP NATIVE COUNTRY ROME. Aug. 18.?William Marconi, the wireless inventor, has written to the Italian government tendering his ? services to hi3 native country in .the [ event of war. RUSSIAN ARMY IS ALLREADY LONDON, Aug. 18.?The Rus sian embassy here is in receipt of a communication from the General Staff at St. Petersburg saying that the mobilization of the whole Russian army is now completed and that 11 members of the Russian royal family are now at the front. Czar's Headquarters at Moscow. Washington, Aug. 18. ? The Czar, who has assumed his place at head of the army, has left for Moscow to establish army head quarters there according to a dispatch received from the American embassy at St. Peters burg. + + + + + + + t + + ,n, + ,n, + ,t + + + * POPE'S CONDITION + + IS VERY ALARMfN<f~* ?fr ? + + LONDON, Aug. 18. ? A dis- + * patch from Rome to the Chroni- 4? + cle says tlto Popo Is in a state * + of high fever. His condition ?fr * causes great alarm. ? + <? * + + + -5- + + + + * + + + + * + + AMERICAN COAL READY FOR SOUTH AMERICA ! , . ?< ? ?? CHICAGO, Aug. 18.?Kastcrn and Southern dealers have orders for 350,-[ 000 tons of American coal from South America which is all ready for ship ment and will he forwarded us soon as arrangements can be mado for its transportation. Dealers say that there arc practically no ships available for the traffic. DEBT WILL BURDEN EUROPE FOR 50 YEARS ?+? NEW YORK, Aug. 18. ? The Now York Herald says Europe will stagger under war debts for 50 years. A year of lighting will cost $18,250,000,000. The wealth of live nations at war is $270,000,000,000, and in 13 years the cost of armies and navies, naval con struction, etc., excoeded $20,000,000, 000. ARGENTINE BANKS ARE OPEN AGAIN NEW YORK. Aug. 17.?Word was received today that Argentine Repub lic banks are open after having closed their doors for a week owing to the crisis produced by the war in Europe following a period of extreme depres sion. RUSSIA WILL FIGHT TO THE BITTER END LONDON, Aug. 18. ? A London Times St. Petersburg despatch Btates that Russia Is determined to fight to bitter end. Practically the whole population capable of bearing arms is now called to colors. BANDITS HOLD UP PITTSBURGH BANK ?+? PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 18.?Two bandits yosterday held up the Home stead National bank, at Homestead, o suburb of this city, and took all the available cash. They mad good their oscape. SHORTAGE OF REVENUES MAY LAST LONC WASHINGTON, Aug. 18.?Repres entatlvc Oscar W. Underwood, chair man of the House ways and meani committee, believes that loss in im , port tariff collections, through ur i heaval abroad, will run from $100,000 i 000 to $160,000,000 per annum for so\ eral years. Servians Rout Forces Of Francis Joseph ATHENS, Aug. 18 An Austrian army that attempted to invade Ser via by the way of the Sabatz mountains was completely routed yes terday with a loss of 15,0000 men killed, wounded and captured. The Servian troops trapped the invaders in defiles of the mountains and poured a withering fire upon them from de fenses, using both ma chine guns and small arms. The retreat was followed by the victor ious Servians who in flicted further loss and captured several thous and prisoners. The remnant of the invading army is retir ing from Servian soil. ? LONDONrAug. 18?The Servian Premier has wired the Servian legation here saying: "Austrians are completely routed in the mountains near Sabac. Fifteen thousand an nihilated. AUSTRIA LOSES TORPBDO BOAT. ROME, Aug. 18.?Austria torpedo boat No. 19 struck a mine last night in the harbor of Pola and was destroy ed. ,A11 those on board save one per ished. LONDON SAYS KAISER GAVE UNITED STATES SLAM NEW YORK, Aug. 18.?A London special says It is learned there that the Kaiser In his proclamation to the German people made a threatening gesture toward the United States when making the statement that there was "a latent hostility to the cast and to the west and beyond the sea.". DUTCH GOVERNMENT HELPS AMERICAN8 AMSTERDAM, Aug. 18. ? United States minister to the Netherlands has made arrangements with the Neth erlands government for the cashing of American checks and drafts Indorsed by him. The minister was Instructed to endorse drafts necessary to supply the absolute necessities of traveling Americans. GERMANS DENIED USE OF LONDON TELEPHONES LONDON, Aug. 18.?Telephones in German residences havo been discon nected by the government ONLY SIX AMERICAN TRANSALTANTIC LINERS NEW YORK, Aug. 18.?There are only six stenmships in the transat lantic service whoso title to American , nationality is undisputed ? the St . Louis, St. Paul. ^New York and Phll L adolphla of the'American line from , New York to Europe?all mall-sub sidized auxiliaries of the United States?and the Finland and Kroon land of the Red Star line. ; BANKERS TO AID SOUTHERN FARMERS ?- WASHINGTON, Aug. 18?New York s bankers have tentatively agreed to i- advance $400,000,000 to southern banks t- and growers of cotton, a sum equal to $40 a bale on 10,000,000 bales, In r- order that the South may carry Its cotton until over-sea outlet Is made.