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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 545. "JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, AUG. 18, 1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS
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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.
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- 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.

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