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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
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
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
It seems certain that the Belgians
will lose both Brussels and Antwerp.
The government has issued procla
mations preparing the people for this
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
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
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
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
Mrs. S. E. Jamison took passage for
the States on the Admiral Sampson
THE WEATHER TODAY.
Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.:
? 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
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
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.
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
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
GERMANS EXPEL BIG
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
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
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
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
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
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. (
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GREAT HUNTER8 LEAVE
TO STALK GAME '
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 '
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.
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.
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
ALLIES FEEL SECURE.
PARIS, Aug. 21.?The Allies
are confident of their ability to
defend France successfuly, and
finally to expel the invaders from
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
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
PARIS, Aug. 21?A
^reat battle has begun
along a front of 250
miles. Two and a half
millions of men are en
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
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.
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
The measure meets with the approv
al of the Delegates from the Philip
U. S. MAY PUT
$30,000,000 IN SHIPS
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
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
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. +
4- WASHINGTON, Aug. 21. ? *
4- The Senate today passed the 4
4- war risk insurance bill. 4
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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
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
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
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
? ? ?
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
ENGLISH WANT TO
BUY YANKEE CANVASS
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
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. *
? ? + + ? + ?!? + + + ? + + + +"? +
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
CANADA WANTS TO
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
? ? ? ?
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.
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.
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
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
"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
"That the British
have lost a large part
of their North sea fleet
is undoubtedly correct,
and that probably ac
counts for the silence
FRENCH AND SLAV
BERNDISI, Aug. 21. ? A French
fleet from the sea and a Montenegrin
force from land bombarded the Aus
trian port of Cattaro Tuesday and
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
CARPET MILLS TO
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
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