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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE VOL. IV., NO. 548. * JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY,AUG. 21,1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS GERMANS DESTROY LARGE PART Of ENGLISH FLEET Allies Lines in North Extend 200 Miles BELGIUM IS AT MERCY OF GERMAN HORDES Germans Capture Brussels and Diest LONDON, Aug. 21.?The Ger man army occupied Brussels last night after three days' fighting in the city and sustaining great loss in killed and wounded. The Belgian defenders of the city retired toward Antwerp. The right wing of the German army also took Diest yesterday after three days' terrific fighting and great loss of life. INVADERS CARRY EVERY THING. Paris, Aug. 21. ? A German force consisting of three full ar my corps with a front 30 miles long, covered by a screen of cav alry, is sweeping across Belgium, carrying everything before it. > ? ? WHOLE GERMAN ARMY IS NOW IN ACTION LONDON. Aug. 21. ? Dispatches from the front last night indicate that the whole Western German army is engaged from the Alps to the North Sea. with the heaviest columns cross ing the Meuse between Liege and Namur. It seems certain that the Belgians will lose both Brussels and Antwerp. The government has issued procla mations preparing the people for this result. Towns are being bombarded and the people are fleetqg. The invaders have reached a point! between Dinant and New Chateau, less than 20 miles from Sedan. It Is probable that Brussels has been captured already, as the com munications have been cut. Tactics May Change. PARIS. Aug. 21.?The Germans ad vancing on both banks of the Meuse river and in contact everywhere with the allied armies. The Germans found the Allies strong ly intrenched toward the south, and discovered an opening to the north they are turning that way. This may change the strategy of both sides. GERMANS REST BEHIND DEFENSES OF THE RHINE ??? PARIS. Aug. 21.?The French War Office announced last night that French arms have met with brilliant successes in Alsace?particularly in the fighting between Muelhausen and Altktrk. The German forces have been forced back to the defenses of the Rhine, leaving their dead and wounded. 24 guns and many military supplies. The advance of the army in Lor raine was checked yesterday. It is now resting in a strong position on the Marne and Rhine canal that runs from the Muerthe river at Nancy to the Rhine. ALSATIAN CAPTURES 700 GERMAN HORSE LONDON. Aug. 21?A dispatch to the Morning Post from Paris tells of the capture of 700 German Uhlans single handed by an Alsatian loco motive driver last Saturday. He was moving a train carrying Uhlans to the frontier and purposely diverted it to another track and ran the cars full speed Into Prance. He stopped at the first French station and handed over the whole trainload of Germans with their horse equipment to French soldiers. GERMAN TRAMP STEAMER MUST DISCHARGE COAL SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 21. ? The German tramp steamship Tadalan was yesterday forbidden to leave port un til it discharges 500 tons of sacked coal which is supposed she had on board for the German cruiser Leip sig. Mrs. S. E. Jamison took passage for the States on the Admiral Sampson yesterday. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?55. Minimum?47. Rainfall?.10 inch. Claudy; rain. CHINA ASKS UNCLE SAM FOR HELP ++*+++*+++?++*+++ + + ? JAPAN PREPARES ? + TO FIGHT SUNDAY + ? + TOKYO, Aug. 21 Japan Is + + preparing for eventualities tol- + + lowing the expiration of the + + ultimatum Sunday. + + ? WASHINGTON, Aug. 21. ~ The Chinese government today asked whether or not the United States would undertake the trusteeship of the province of Kiachau if the latter were trans ferred directly from Germany to China. Japs Tell Why. WASHINGTON, Aug. 21. ? Interference by German cruisers with the shipping of Great Brit ain and the seizure of Japanese goods in German bottoms, and the consequent grave dislocation of the Japanese trade are the principal reasons set forth by Japan for her ultimatum to Ger many. Germany to Resist. LONDON, Aug. 21. ? Confir mation has been received of the report that the Emperor has or dered the resistance to the utter most of Japan's demand that she get out of the Orient with her ships of war and surrender her Chinese provinces to Japan. MAY CONFISCATE GERMAN PATENTS ?+?? LONDON", Aug. 21. ? The British Board of Trade is considering releas ing for use of British manufacturers all patents owned by Germans that are registered in the United King dom. This action would result in en ormous losses to German manufactur ers. all of whom have various process es patented in England. . GERMANY WILL REJECT JAPAN'S ULTIMATUM LONDON*. Aug. 21.?Information re ceived here last night through official channels say that the Kaiser has or dered reslstence to the last to Japan's attempt to oust Germany out of the Orient. GERMANS EXPEL BIG STEAMSHIP OWNER AMSTERDAM. Aug. 21.?A Ham burg rumor says Herr Albert Ballln, chairman of directors of Hamburg American line, has been expelled from Germany because of his English sen timents. ENGLISH SEIZE GERMAN GOLD IN LONDON BANKS NEW YORK. Aug. 21.?A London cable says it is believed that the British government has seized gold reserves of various German banks op erating in London and estimated at J3.750.000. "Germans have been forbid den to engage in banking business in London except with permission of the home secretary. FOREIGN SHIPS TIED UP IN SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 21.?Twen ty-one vessels of belligerent European nations are tied up at San Francisco. Mrs. Willis E. Nowell and children and Mrs. Allen Shatuck and children are spending a month at Sitka Hot Springs. CATHOLICS ASK TRUCE FOR ELECTION ROME, Aug. 21.?A movement head i ed by Cardinal AgliardI Is on foot among the Sacred College of Cardinal* to have letters addressed to the Em perors, Kings and President of tho countries engaged In war to declaro a truce while a new Pontiff is benig chosen. The plan contemplates requesting the aslsstance of the United- States. + + + POPE'S SISTER DIES + + WHEN BROTHER GOES + * + + ROME. Aug. 21.?Anna, sis- + + ter of the late Pope Plus, died * * yesterday. Sho collapsed while + + kneeling in prayer as the Pope + + died, and never regained con- * + sciousness. 4> . * * + ?? * + + + POPE BORN, LIVED + + AND DIED POOR + ; ? ? , + ROME, Aug. 21.?The Pope's + j + will In part says: + + "I was born poor; I have ? + lived poor; I wish to die poor; + + I beg the Holy See to grant a 4> + pension to my sisters of * + monthly each while they live." + j ?? i! ELECTRICAL STORM DAMAGES WILKESBARRE ! WILESBARRE, Pa., Aug. 21. ? An * electrical storm of the proportions of * a cyclone swept over this city last < night, killing Ave persons and Injur- I ing 40. Many houses were wrecked. j SIGNAL SERVICE MEN COMING TO ALASKA s WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.?The fol- | lowing men of the army signal corps, now on duty at For Sam Houston, J Tex., will be sent August 19 to Seattle, 1 and thence assigned td stations on the f Alaska military cable and telegraph ( system: First-class Sergeants Philip F. McQuillan, John 0. Sherlock and Van D. Rector; Sergeants Chester B. Mulklns and Lee Gllmoro; Corporals James H. Anderson and Leonard Han son; First-class Privates Morgan M. Barrere, Theodore Custer, James W. Fagan, Charles F. Gravlin, Elbert S. Kennedy, John J. Motyka, Charlie R. Odle and William M. Solmau; Privates Amos M. Allison, Daniel E. Loder and Howard G. Wescott. Also these now on duty at Texas . City, Tex.: First-class Sergeant John < H. Hoeppel; Sergeant. John E. Lynch; j Corporals Charles D. Price and Myron O. Bell; First-class Privates Ralph N. ' Cummins, Almanza S. Davis, Walter ] H. Dehas, John C. Edwards, Thomas G. Griffin, Elmer H. Humble, Basil Fitz I William, Isidore Labrie, James P. Lake and Clement C. Stroupe; Privates I Claude Finley, Auris W. McQueen and ' Marion E. Robinson. Capt. Alleyne von Schrader, medical corps, U. S. A., has been relieved from duty at Fort Llscum. Alaska, and or dered home. ' Sergeant McQuillan was at one time < stationed at Juneau. ( ? ? ? ? : GREAT HUNTER8 LEAVE TO STALK GAME ' ?4? H. J. Fisher, H. T. Tripp and B. S. ' Dafter, all of whom have reputations as mighty huntsmen, left this after noon on the cruising launch Clara D. ' for hunting grounds near Twin point. < They expect to remain away until ' Monday. 1 FIGHT RESULTS IN SIX DEAD AND TWO MISSING 1 PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 21. ? Four Americans and two Mexicans are dead and two Americans missing as the re sult of a fight between American and Mexican outlaws near Ray. More fighting Is feared. NICHOLAS HALEY LAID AWAY TODAY The funeral of Nicholas Haley, well known pioneer of Sitka, was held from the Catholic church this morning at nine o'clock. There was a large at tendance. Interment was in the Cath olic Plot of Evergreen cemetery. E. J. Randolph, one of the owners of the Seldovia Salmon company of Seldovla, is a Southbound passenger aboard the Admiral Sampson. ALLIES LINE SEDAN TO OSTEND LONDON, Aug. 21.?The al lied armies of France, Great Britain and Belgium that are facing the German army in Bel gium occupy defenses in long lines extending from Osten, Bel gium, on the North Sea, to Se dan, France, a distance exceed ing 200 miles. The defense of Antwerp and other towns in Belgium has been left to the garrisons in the forti fications. ALLIES FEEL SECURE. PARIS, Aug. 21.?The Allies are confident of their ability to defend France successfuly, and finally to expel the invaders from Belgium. BELGIANS FIGHT ALONE. London, Aug. 21.?A dispatch from Paris today says that up to the present time the Belgians have fought their own battles al most without assistance from the French and British. The War Minister says their "heroic jfForts have caused a delay of 15 lays to the German invaders, a lelay that has been invaluable to the Allies who have used it in jrepcrations for defense against he enemy." The Cabinet officer continuing aid that "from now on the strat egy of the campaign will keep ;he armies together, and the Bel gian forces will be added to hose of France and England in he operations against their 'ommon enemy." BIG BATTLE HASJEGUN PARIS, Aug. 21?A ^reat battle has begun along a front of 250 miles. Two and a half millions of men are en gaged. 10KE SMITH*WINS SENATENOMINATION ALANTA, Aug. 21.?United States senator Hoko Smith, supported by the tdminlstration or progressive element >f the Georgia Democracy, has been 'enominated for the United States Son ite to succeed himself in the Demo srtic primaries. 3EORGIA RENOMINATES DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMEN ATLANTA, Ga., Aug. 21.?Ten out jf 12 Democratic Representatives in Congress were renominated In the pri mary election In this State. The nom inations are equivalent to celction. HOUSE WOULD GIVE FREEDOM WASHINGTON. Aug. 21. ? The House committee on Insular affairs last night favorably reported the Jones bill, introduced by Representa tive William A. Jones, of Virginia* which provides a far wider measure of self-government for the Philippines and which declares it to bo the pur-1 pose of the United States to grant the islands full independence as soon as they are prepared to maintain a stable government. If the bill passes it will declare the purpose of the Unit ed States as to the ultimate political destiny of the Philippines for the first time. The measure meets with the approv al of the Delegates from the Philip pine islands. U. S. MAY PUT $30,000,000 IN SHIPS 4 WASHINGTON, Aug. 21.?A bill providing for tho purchase of merch ant ships by tho United States gov ernment which Is being drafted by Secretary of the Treasury William G. McAdoo will probably provide for the issuance of $30,000,000 worth of Pan ama canal bonds as a means of rais ing the money with which to make the purchase. It is believed that tho first purch ases of the government will bo of one or more lines of steamers to operate botween the United States and Europe and one or moro to run be tweon this country and South Ameri | Oft. U. S. To Assume War Risks. WASHINGTON. Aug. 21.?The Unit ed States Senato and House of Repre sentatives committees voted favorably; on the reports of the bill to create a bureau of war risk insurance in the Treasury Department to insure ships of American registry and their cargoes against the hazards of war. + ?? + + ? + + + *'('? + + + + + + ? 4- WAR RISK BILL PASSES. + ?j. + 4- WASHINGTON, Aug. 21. ? * 4- The Senate today passed the 4 4- war risk insurance bill. 4 4- ? .<? 4. + -j. .5. 4. 4. 4. + .j. 4. 4. 4. ?> 4. 4. 4. ? ? * WANT SAILING SHIPS FOR SOUTH AMERICA NEW YORK, Aug. 21. ? Attempts will be made to get a line of sailing vessels established from some port in the United States to supply fuel ex clusively to Argentina. The Argentine government will try to encourage pro moters to start another line to ply to Baltimore, New York and Boston. Ex changes in Argentina arc still closed and will remain so until the New York Exchange reopens. MEXICANS CHEER VICTORIOUS CARRANZA MEXICO CITY, Aug. 21.?Provision al President Carranza entered the cap ital yesterday at noon. The city was decorated in honor of the occasion, and the citizens in the streets cheer ed the victorious enptain from the North wherever he made his appear ance. Promises Government for All. MEXICO CITY, Aug. 21.?Aftter a parade in which 150,000 citizens par ticipated, President Carranza reviewed the troops, and later addressed the cit izens. He said it was the purpose of the Constitutionalists to givo govern ment for all the people, and not a few of them only. Villa Has 40,000 Men In Arms. WASHINGTON, Aug. 21. ? Official reports to the United States govern ment say that Gen. Villa has 40,000 troops, well armed and descipllned, under his command in northern Mex ico. Carbajal To Be An American. VERA CRUZ, Aug. 21.?Francisco Carbajal, former President of Mexico, loft today for Galveston, Texas, where he will declare his intentions to be como an American citizen, and begin a course of Btudy preparatory to be coming an American lawyer. He* is regarded as one of the ablest lawyers of Mexico. ? ? ? SCOTCH FEAR RUIN OF WOOLEN INDUSTRY BOSTON, Aug. 21.?A Glasgow des patch says leading Scotch woolen manufacturers fear ruinous losses as result of the war. A largo part of their business has been done with Germany. ENGLISH WANT TO BUY YANKEE CANVASS ?f NEW YORK, Aug. 21. ? Inquiries for 1,000,000 yards of army and wide duck have been received in New York from Great Britain. FRENCH CONSUALTY LISTS ARE KEPT SECRET PARIS, Aug. 21. ? To prevent the German army staff from obtaining in formation, the Fronch government has forbidden the publication of casualty lists. WAR IS GETTING NEAR HOME VANCOUVER, B. C., Aug. 21. ?A dispatch received from Prince Rupert says Minister of Marine Hazcn has notified all banks in Prince Rupert of the near approach of a German war ship presumably seeking coal. The authorities have been order ed not to supply the coal even under threat of bombardment. * + + FRENCH CRUISER TO + + HELP DEFEND B. C. + + + + SEATTLE. Aug. 21. ? The * + French cruiser Montcalm ar- + + rived here and later joined the ? + Canadian' cruiser Rainbow + * which she will help In the do- + + fonso of British Columbia. * + + ? ? + + ? + ?!? + + + ? + + + +"? + BRAZIL'WOULD SETTLE THE GERMAN GRUDGES LONDON. Aug. 21.?The Rio Jan eiro correspondent of the Telegraph says Brazil has several grievances against Germany on account of her citizens and alleged discourteous acts toward her shipping interests by Ger man men of war. It is said that Bra zil will press her complaints for Im mediate adjustment. CANADA WANTS TO BORROW $100,000,000 OTTOWA, Aug. 21. ? Canada will ask New York money market for $100, 000.000 war loan In connection with first contingent of 25,000 men. The loan will be secured by prospective war taxes along lines of those levied by the Unlied States during the Span ish-American war. ? ? ? ? INSURANCE tUi?iK??iEo QUIT IN EUROPE ??}>? NEW YORK, Aug. 21.?American life insurance companies have with drawn from a large portion of Europ ean territory because of the war. No companies doing business in Europe are writing any life risks except In portions of Great Britain and France. CORPORATIONS WIN SUITS IN WISCONSIN MADISON. Wis., Aug. 21.?Suits to revoke tho Wisconsin charters of the Western Union Telegraph Co. and the Philadelphia & Reading Iron Co. have boon won by companies. UNITED STATES PROCLAIMS NEUTRALITY IN WAR WASHINGTON, Aug. 21.?A procla mation Issued yesterday setting forth the neutrality of the United States in tho war between Germany and Bel gium was given out by Secretary of State William J. Bryan last night. MASSACHUSETTS MEN ARE IN LONDON LONDON, Aug. 21. ? Congressman Agustus P. Gardner of Massachusetts has nrrived in London from France. Senator Hanry Cobot Lodge of Massa chusetts is also in London and some what better in health. AMERICANS AND ENGLISH KILLED IN.ACCIDENT WASHINGTON, Aug. 21. ? Forty American and British workmen were killed in the collapse of the customs house at Ceiba, Honduras, according to a dispatch received yesterday by the State Department. Capt. R. P. McKay, who took the Bertha up to Kuik this spring is a passenger aboard the Admiral Samp i son enroute to tho States. He spent the greater part of two months in the Broad Pass country back of Susitna. N. Y. herald Says 39 English Warships Sunk NEW YORK, Aug.21 --Under a seven-column headline which says: "Why the English Fleet Is Silent," this even ing's edition of the New York Evening Herald printed the following: "According to definite report from a reliable source the Herald's dis Satch regarding the estruction ot 39 ships of the British navy by a German torpedo boat flotilla is correct. Wire less dispatches to this effect were received at Sayville, Long Island. "Furthermore, it is said in letters received in Holland that three Zep pelins completely des troyed three English dreadnaughts and sev eral smaller vessels in Hull harbor by the use of bombs. "This last mentioned exploit is said to have taken place more than a week ago, and while apparently well found ed, it is given for what it is worth with so much of the authority for it as we are permitted to disclose. "That the British have lost a large part of their North sea fleet is undoubtedly correct, and that probably ac counts for the silence regarding England's Navy." r FRENCH AND SLAV BOMBARD CATTARO BERNDISI, Aug. 21. ? A French fleet from the sea and a Montenegrin force from land bombarded the Aus trian port of Cattaro Tuesday and Wednesday. GERMANY TO USE ITS FLEET AGAINST RU8SIA LONDON, Aug. 21.?The Times says the Germans are planning to use their warships to cover the landing of troops in the Russian Baltic provinces. AMERICAN AVIATION CORP8 TO HELP THE FRENCH ?+? PARIS, Aug. 21.?The government has accepted the combinned American rough rider aviation corps for service with the French nrmy in the field. REMINGTON TYPEWRITER CO. CLOSES ITS FACTORY NEW YORK, Aug. 21?The war haa caused the Remington Typewriter Company to close its factories Indefi nitely by shutting off the demand for exports. ' CARPET MILLS TO RESUME ACTIVITIES NEW YORK. Aug. 21.?The big carpet mills at Amsterdam, N. Y., em ploying several thousand men, which has been idle for many weeks, is pre paring for resumption of full oper ations.