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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 547. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, AUG. 20, 1914. " " . . ? - PRICE, TEN CENTS GERMAN ARMY CONTINUES SWEEP THROUGH BELGIUM Russian Arms Gain Decisive Victories TEUTONS CALL WOMEN TO ARMS OF COUNTRY Every Able Bodied German Is In War LONDON, Aug. 20? The London Times Rot terdam correspondent wiring to his paper says a party of Chinese med ical men, have just arrived from Berlin, whom he quotes as say ing: "Berlin is in the hands I of boys and old men. There is not an able bodied man to be seen anywhere in the city. "The women are at tending the shops and performing the work that is not being ne glected. "We saw 14-year-old boyswith fixed bayonets guarding bridges, m any! of which had been dam aged by bombs of Rus sian spies. "Before we left Berlin leaflets were being cir culated on the streets calling the women to arms. "The situation at Ber lin is duplicated in the rural communities we passed through. "The whole Nation, as one man, has risen and gone to war." THE EMPEROR'S SONS ARE AT THE FRONT + LONDON, Aug. 20.?The Times' Rot terdam correspondent wires that Prince Eitel Frlederlch and Prince Au gust William, sons of the Emperor, are af Liege. He also says Herr von Kotoweber has been appointed the new Governor of Liege by the Germans. GERMANS WERE REPULSED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON LONDON, Aug. 20.?Germans bom barded Tirlemont Wednesday after noon. They followed the bombard ment with a night advance which took them close to the positions of the Bel gians who are defending Brussels, but were driven back. GERMANS TO REJECT JAPANESE ULTIMATUM ? - LONDON. Aug. 20.?The Rotterdam correspondent of the Times says it is learned here through official sources from Berlin that Germany will reject the Japanese ultimatum. SWISS NEUTRALITY HAS NOT BEEN VIOLATED ROME. Aug. 19. ? A Berlin cable saya the Swiss government has receiv ed official assurance that there is no truth in the reported violation of the neutrality of Switzerland and that no violation is contemplated. THREE MUSKETEERS. "Three Musketeers" at Juneau thea tre, Friday. Saturday and Sunday nights. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at J p. m.: Maximum?80. Minimum?50. Precipitation?.18 inch. Cloudy; rain. ? POPE DIED THINKING OE WAR ROME. Aug. 20.?Pope Plus X who died at 1:20 a. m.. Rome time, knew that his end was coming fast, and was willing that it be so. Speaking just before passing into unconsciousness, he said: "Now, as the end is fast approach ing, I begin to think that Almighty God In His inexhaustible goodness wishes to spare me the horrors that Europe is undergoing. In ancient limes, the Pope by a word might have stayed the slaughter, but now he Is im potent." Fainted When Told Hostilities Begun. ROME. Aug. 20.?Officials at the vatlcan say that there is no doubt but that Pope Pius died of a broken heart on account of the war in Europe. When told that hostilities had begun and that all the powers would prob ably be Involved in the conflict, he fainted. He took the situation hardly, and among his last acts was to ask that all Catholics pray for speedy peace. Story of Plus X. In the midst of the awfulness of war comes word of the passing of Pope Pius the Tenth. Pope Pius Is a strik ing example of the bestowal of the highest dignity in the Roman Catho lic church upon one of the lowliest or igin. utterly void of ambition, whose career had been marked only by the sincerest piety and indomitable zeal in the carrying out of the duties of his ecclesiastical profession. Fope Ftus A. uiuseppc aario, was born in the village of Riese, near Tre viso, Italy, in 1835. His parents were humble Venetian peasants who en dured many sacrifices In behalf of their nine children, two of whom were boys. The Pope's brother is a shop keeper and postmaster, one of his sis ters the wife of an Innkeeper, another the wife of a sacristan, and another married a wine dealer. When Sarto was Just a boy a great interest in him was evidenced by Cardinal Monico, who later undertook his education. He was ordained Priest in 1858, and his zeal and piety led to successive ap pointments until 1884 when he was consecrated Bishop of Mantua, in Lom bardv, where he remained for nine years. In 1893 Pope Leo XIII made him cardinal and shortly after that he was made patriarch of Venice. When in 1903, at the death of Pope Leo XIII, Sarto was called to Rome for the pur pose of electing a successor, he him self was given that honor by a vote of the College of Cardinals. There could be no more marked con trast than that evidenced by Pope Pius and the Pope who preceded him. Leo XIII was of aristocratic birth, a (Continued on Page 4.) COMMISSIONERS ASKED FOR ELECTION INFORMATION Jay W. Bell, clerk of the district court, today sent out notices to all the United States court commissioners in the First judicial division, inquir ing as to the number of voting pre cincts that should be required in each of the commissioner districts and ask ing that a map of the respective pre cincts, showing the changes desired, if any, be sent to the clerk's office in Juneau Immediately. It is expected that there will be several new voting precincts created I in the several commissioner districts in this judicial division. CHIEF OF POLICE W. H. McBRIDE GETS BADGE ??? Chief of Police W. H. McBrlde has a brand new badge of office. It con sists of a gold shield on which is an American eagle in relief. The Alaska coat of arms in hand engraving and the words, "Chief. Juneau Police," are on the face of the badge. The Gas tineau Hardware company provided the badge. VALDEZ HONORS NOMINEE BUNNELL VALDEZ, Aug. 20.?The citizens of Valdez without regard to party affili ation and of both sexes turned out last night to a monster reception for Charles E. Bunnell, of this city, the Democratic nominee for Delegate to Congress. The mooting was presided over by Mayor E. E. Ritchie, and speeches were made by many prom inent citizens. When the Alameda came into port ^yesterday with Mr. Bunnell on board she was received with the greatest enthusiasm. Every whistle on water craft and on shore blew, and hun dreds of the people of the city were on the dock to cheer the popular citi zen of this city whom tho Democrats of Alaska called to lead them in the campaign this year. BUNNELL PROMISED UNANIMOUS SUPPORT VALDEZ, Aug. 20?The Bunnell meeting last night was probably the most enthusiastic gathering ever hold in Valdez, and it certainly was the largest political meeting ever held in this section of Alaska. Mr. Bunnell was escorted to the platform by a committee of 26 repre sentative citizons, regardless of party. Mayor E. E. Ritchie Introduced Judge Diamond as the presiding offi cer. who stated that Valdez should be proud of the recognition accorded a foremost citizen of the city by the Democratic delegates from throughout Alaska. He said that no mistake had been made; that Charles E. Bunnell will not be found wanting. Bunnell le Constructive. Bunnell spoke for 45 minutes, out lining his conception of the work that shonld be done at Washington. He promised bis best efforts for construc tive legislation to include a full Terri torial government until the Territory is prepared for Statehood. He said that he would carry no per sonal fights on the stump or to Wash ington, but would devote his entire en ergies to the welfare of Alaska. The ovation tendered Bunnell at the close of his speech continued for fully ten minutes. Mayor Ritchie for Bunnell. Mayor E. E. Ritchie said that he was a Republican, but that he reserves the right to vote for the best man. He promised his support to Bunnell. Best Possible Candidate. Judge John Lyons said that he had known Charles E. Bunnell for 12 years. He concluded a strong speech by say ing: "His record is as clean as man ever made a record, he is the best man that the Democrats cou'.d have nomin ated: he is young enough to make statesmanship a life's work, and he possesses every essential thing for that calling. When he goes to Wash ington he will take rank from the be ginning far above the average of those of any party in Congress. The Third division is honored by this selection, it should show its appreciation by cast ing a unanimous vote for Charles B. Bunnell." 444444444444444444 * 4> 4 MEXICANS IMPRISON * 4 AMERICAN CONSUL 4 4 .j. + EL PASO, Tex.. Aug. 20. ? 4 4 Louis Hostetter, American con- 4 4 sul at Mermo8illo, has been im- 4 + prisoned by Mexican authorl- 4 4 ties. 4 4 4 4444444444444444 WIL . COLLECT NO POLL TAX THIS YEAR ?4? There will be no attempt made to collect poll taxes in Alaska this year, according to Gov. J. F. A. Strong and Treasurer W. G. Smith, although the act validating the revenue laws has passed Congress and will likely be signed by the President. Treasurer Smith today made this statement: "Even though the act val idating the poll tax law has been pass ed by Congress no attempt will be made to collect poll taxes in Alaska this year because the time fixed by the law for their collection expired on the first Monday in August." George J. McCarthy, Juneau agent for the Admiral Line steamers, took passage on the Sampson for Tacoma accompanied by Mrs. McCarthy. ? ? ? D. A. Epsteyn returned on the Ad miral Sampson today from a business trip to the Westward. RUSSIA'S ARMS ARE WINNING ST, PETERSBURG, Aug. 20 i?The war situation in the Easl may be briefly stated thus: Russia is throwing her whole force against the German and Austrian frontier with unex pected despatch. One Russian army is in Prus sia and meeting success. Two armies are in Austria, operating in the Styr and Dnei ster river valleys. One Austrian army is in Rus sia, near the Styr river, but it hat been defeated and turned back toward Austria. RUSSIA CAPTURES PRUS SIAN TOWN. St. Petersburg, Aug. 20. ? Official announcement was made this afternoon that Russian forces have occupied Gum binnen, East Prussia, following severe fighting. Many prison ers, 12 guns and other war ma terial fell into the hands of the Russians. ^ RUSSIANS DEFEAT AUS TRIANS. St. Petersburg, Aug. 20. ? The Russian General Staff re ported today that after a pro longed engagement northeast of Kremenets, Russia, an Austrian army that is invading Russia was defeated and beaten back with heavy losses. VALDEZ MAY HAVE CLEW TO MURDERS VALDEZ, Aug. 20. ? Two Russians or Austrlans attempted to hold up Operator Denis Pierce at the Telkjcll military telegraph station on the Val dez-Falrbanks tral yesterday and so cure food. A search of the men by the operator and his assistant disclos ed that they were without money or food. They were allowed to proceed on their way toward Valdez, but the authorities have directed that they be arrested. It is thought that they might be connected with recent murders on the trail. The names of both men are un known. VILLA ORDERS ALL INDUSTRIES TO RESUME EL PASO. Tex., Aug. 20.?The Villi administration in Chihuahua has or dered all industries there which art now closed to reopen within a montl or else submit to double taxntlon They are also ordered to use onlj currency bought from Villa's treasurj at 53 conts on gold dollar and quoted on Texas border at 20 cents. HOONAH PACKING CO. PAYS QUARANTINE EXPENSE Yesterday Territorial Treasure! Walsteln G. Smith received a checl for $259.55, estimated to be the tota expense Incurred by the Territorla government on account of the small pox epidemic at Hoonah last April The check was sent to Treasure Smith by the management of thi Hoonah Packing company as a recog nitlon of the service performed. When the epidemic started Actlni Gov. Charles E. Davidson, after cor suiting Gov. J. F. A. Strong who wa then In Washington, D. C., took promp action to stamp out the malady am maintained a strict quarantine of th place until all danger was past. Th cases wore confined and but a fe\ wore exposed. There were no death and less than half a dozen cases r< suited all told. ENGLAND GETS TWO SHIPS FOR $25,000,00 LONDON. Aug. 20. ? The Britls government will pay about $25,000,00 for the two Turkish battleships bein constructed in English yards. BILL ABOLISHING RESERVES PASSES WASHINGTON, Aug. 20.?The Pltfr man bill, providing for the opening for ontry of the 80-rod reservations bo 1 tween watorfront claims in Alaska, | passed the Senate yesterday evening. I The bill was approved by Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane. Tho attention of Secretary of the I Interior Lane was called to tho need of this legislation by Sur.-Gen. Charles E. Davidson, of Alnska, and it wns ' plnced In the hands of Senator Key I Pittman, chairman of the Senate com . mittee on territories. . 15,000 REFUGEES IN VERA CRUZ ! VERA CRUZ, Aug. 20.?Official es timates fix tho number of refugees who have fled from Mexico City to Vera Cruz at 15,000. Several army officers, including | Gen. Gustavo Maas, who defended Vera Cruz against the Americans are among the number. Wilson Warns Villa. EL PASO, Tex., Aug. 20.?President ? Woodrow Wilson, through Special Agent George C. Carothers, of the State Department, has conveyed vory strong intimations to Gen. Villa that he would bo greatly displeased at arm ed conflict between him and Gen. Carranza. CHANCELLOR'S VIEW OF BELGIAN TREATV LONDON, Aug. 20. ? Tho Times givos an account of tho final interview between the British Ambnssador at Berlin, Sir Edward Goschen, and the Imperial German Chancellor, Dr. Von Bethmann-Hollweg. It says that, speaking wltb great Irritation, the Chancellor expressed his Inability to claiming: understand England's attitude, ex claiming: "Why should you make war upon us for a scrap of paper." The reference was to the treaty guaranteeing the neutrality of Bel gium. Sir Edward, replying calmly, said: "I understand your inability to com prehend British action, but England attaches importance to the 'scrap of paper' because it bears her signature as well as Germany's." ED. R. HUGHES HEADS NORTHWESTERN LEAGUE ?*? J SEATTLE, Aug. 20?Ed. R. Hughes for many years sporting editor of the ' Seattle Times, has been made presi dent of the Northwestern Baseball League, succeeding Fielder Jones, who resigned to become manager of the St. Louis Federal League club. CONTROL OF SEATTLE BANK CHANGES HANDS SEATTLE, Aug. 2?.?The control of i the American Savings Bank and Trust company was sold yesterday to John Howard Haak, a Portland lumberman; Martin Woldson, a Spokane banker, ' and Seattle business mon, who, with ' James A. Murray, of Montana, now own the institution. The latter, who ( has been one of the heavy stockhold ers ever slnco the organizing of the bank, Is president. Michael Earles, the Puget Sound lumberman, was for merly the-chief stockholder. EVIDENCE OF MODERN NEWSPAPER REPORTING j Some Idea of the efficiency of mod j ern newspaper reporting may be gain ed from the manner In which the news of the death of Pope Plus X was han r died. He died at Rome at 14 minutes ? to 4 o'clock (Juneau time) yesterday i aftornoon. The dispatch to The Em pire, conveying the news to Alaska, , was received at the Juneau cable of j. flee at 4:28 p. m. yesterday (Juneau B time) juBt 42 minutes after life had t taken wings. i e NEW HEAD OF JUNEA'J e SCHOOLS IS COMING v Prof. Lester B. Henderson, who has b been, choson superintendent of the Ju i. neau schools for the coming year, is a passenger on the Northwestern and will be due In Juneau tomorrow night. Prof. Henderson comes from Couer d' 0 Alone, Idaho. h Miss Lavlna Wtllson and Miss .Lor i0 raino Andrews, high school teachers g aro expected to arrive on the Admlfa Evans, due at Juneau, Aug. 28, fRENCH GAINING IN SOUTH PARIS, Aug. 20.?The j French War Office an nounced today that the forces of the Republic have reoccupied Muelhausen in ! ? Alsace. FRENCH ADVANCE CON TINUES. Paris, Aug. 20.?The French arms in Alsace are continuing their advance, and establishing French authority over additional territory. TIRLEMONT FALLS. ??? Paris, Aug. 20. ? It was an nounced this morning that the Germans-have taken Tirlemont. NON-COMBATANTS LEAVING KIACHAU PEKING, Aug. 20. ? Tho German Governor of Kiachau, Gormany's Chinese colony, has Issued a procla mation saying that attack is immin ent, and urging noncombatants to leave the province. Most of the white residents of the colony, not connect ed with the government service. Germany Seeks Moral Influence. WASHINGTON, Aug. 20.?It is un derstood here that German Charge d'Affatrs Von HeimhuBen has only sought to secure tho moral influence for the neutrality of China, and has not asked that a fleet be used to en force It. JAPANESE CRUISER CALLS AT SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20. ? The Japanese cruiser Idzumo entered this "harbor yesterday afternoon, and was promptly boarded by the Japanese con sul general. CANADIAN STEAMERS LOSE NO PATRONAGE ?4? BOSTON, Aug. 20.?Canadian ves sels sailing to Boston hnve not been nffected by the war. The eastern Steamship Corporation, which con trols the Boston-Yarmouth line and other coast lines under the British flag, has lost no patronage. CANADA NOW HAS 100,000 VOLUNTEERS ??? OTTOWA, Aug. 20. ? The Canadian authorities have called for 20,000 vol unteers, and the Minister of War an nounces that 100,000 have volunteer ed. CANADIANS MOBILIZING 25,000 MEN TODAY OTTAWA, Aug. 20?The moblllza tlon of 25,000 volunteers for the Eu ropean war began today at Valcarler. AMERICAN POWDER MAKERS ARE BUSY PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 20.?Tho Du Pont do Nemours Powder Co.'b fac tories in tbis country will bo operated night and day, due to tho European war. PERU FORBIDS EXPORT OF PRECIOUS METAL5 ,/ VALPARAISO. Chile, Aug. 20?Peri has forbidden tho export of gold ant silver. Many European reservists ar< departing from that country. 'ITALY ORDERS MUCH AMERICAN STEAM COAl NEW YORK. Aug. 20.?Italy has or I dored 385,000 tons of American stean coal to be delivered Immediately. Forces of Kaiser Are Near Antwerp LONDON, Aug. 20? The War Office bureau confirms the reports of the successes of the gen eral advance of the Ger man troops through Belgium. The Germans are mov ing in overwhelming numbers, and every ef fort to check the ad vance has proved una vailing, though it has been stubbornly con tested at every point, and terrific losses in flicted. The broken lines of the allied armies are being reformed and re inforced. CLOSING IN ON BRUSSELS London, Aug. 20.?A currier arriving at Antwerp this after noon from Brussels, which he left this morning, says the Ger mans are closing in on the city from all sides. The hospitals are being filled with the wounded that are being brought in from the operations at the front. The fighting has been fero. cious. GERMANS NEAR ANTWERP. Antwerp, Aug. 20.?The Ger man troops today advanced up and around Brussels practically into the suburbs of Antwerp. The front of the invading troops is now 15 miles from Antwerp east of the city and northeast. CAILLAUX IS OFFICER IN FRENCH ARMY ?t? PARIS, Aug. 20.?M. Caillaux, form erly premier of France and afterward Minister of Finance, whose wife re cently was acquitted of the charge of murder for killing M. Calmotte, editor of Figaro. Is now a commissioned of ficer In the French army. He waa yesterday promoted from the non-com missioned rank of a sergeant to that of sub-lieutenant. SOUTH AMERICAN NATIONS FOR WIL80N WASHINGTON, Aug. 20? John Bar rett, director-general of Pan-American Union, who discussed mediation with the President Wednesday, told him he could count on the hearty support of South American nations. WELL KNOWN SEATTLE CAPITALIST IS DEAD SEATTLE, Aug. 20.?A. L. Palmer, a well known capitalist of this city, Is dead. A. L. Palmer is fatbe^in-Iaw of Capt. Donald B. Olson, formerly the telephone magnate of Dawson. PROMINENT SPOKANE MAN PASSES AWAY THERE SPOKANE. Aug. 20. ? Jos. Rosen haupt, a lawyer of this city and for ? mer member of the Legislature, is , dead. I * * * ) FOREIGN INSURANCE POLICIES ARE GOOD NEW YORK. Aug. 20.?Tho validity . of fire and other insurance policies of European ccompanles on American i property will not bo Impaired by the European war.