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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 551. ' JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, AUG. 25, 1914. ' _ PRICE, TEN CENTS
GERMAN ARMIES GAIN OVERWHELMING VICTORIES
England in Gloom Admits Great Disaster
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KAISER'S ARMS TO ADVANCE ON PARIS NEXT
French Army Is
Everywhere Defeated
LONDON, Aug. 25. ? Three
days of continuous fighting finds
the Germans occupying the
French fortified city ofrNancy, a
few miles south of Metz, with de
cisive victories to their credit at
?
Didenhafen, in Northern Lor
raine. and at Neufchateaum in
the southern central part of the
Belgian province of Luxemburg.1
The French forces which were
defeated at Dedenhofer and ;
Neufchateau retreated, crossing ?
to the west bank of the Meuse !
river, over the French border. <
i
BRITISH STEM TIDE OF
VICTORY. i
The Germans were generally
successful along their left, which
constitutes the east and south- '
ern end of the long curved line '
that extends from Switzerland '
to past Mons in Belgium, but s
their right has been steadily '
stemmed by the British whose (
center is at Mons. 1
Washington, Aug. 25. ? The ^
German embassy has received a .|
dispatch which says that 10,000 *
French prisoners were taken in ^
the capture of Luneville, and ^
that the Duke of Wurtemburg's 4
army crossed the river Seraois r
and completely crushed the ad- H
vancing French army, and de- ?
feated a British cavalry brigade. ;
+ *
+ BRUSSELS PAYS $4,000,000. * <
? +
? LONDON, Aug. 25.?Brussels +
+ has paid the Germans $4,000,- +
+ 000 of the $40,000,000 that was +
? demanded as the price of spar- + d
+ ing the city from destruction. + y
+ + t
+ + + + + + + + + 4. + + + + +t
? ? ? 0
GERMANS POURED INTO
BELGIUM WITH LONG FRONT r
?? *
LONDON. Aug. 25.?A letter sent
from Charleroi Friday, says: v
"Germans are advancing ovrr j,
the line Into Belgium with a front ?
nearly 100 miles long, and spread- j
ing out with a formidable fanlike t
movement, preceded by swarms of
scouts In all directions." ^
300.000 GERMANS PASS
THROUGH BRUSSELS
LONDON. Aug. 25.?A dispatch re- s
celved here from Rotterdam says 300.- (
000 German troops have passed 1
through Brussels alone. It is believed i
here that their numbers in Belgium i
have been greatly underestimated by '
the Allies.
? * I
AMERICAN AMBASSADOR
SAILS FOR FRANCE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25.?American 1
Ambassador William G. Sharp will i
sail for France tomorrow. i
FRENCH WANT 15.000 '
AMERICAN HORSES '
LAFEYETTE, Ind., Aug. 25.?A local j
firm has received an order from the
French government for 15.000 horses.
LONDON OVERSUBSCRIBES
TREASURY NOTE LOAN
LONDON, Aug. 25.?Great Britain |
offered $75,000,000 six months' treas- j
ury notes to the public and the public
subscribed for $210,000,000 of the notes
in one day.
THE WEATHER TODAY.
Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.:
Maximum?56.
Minimum?48.
Rainfall?.87 Inch.
Cloudy; rain.
SERVIA
TO GIVE NO
QUARTER
PARIS, Aug. 25.?Servia has
served notice on Austria that
she will wage war, asking and
giving no quarter, as the result
jf the orders given the Austrian
irmy to burn the Servian crops.
The announcement states that
no prisoners will be taken.
ROME, Aug. 25.?A dispatch
from Antivari says the fortifica
:ions of Cattaro, Austrian Dal
natia, have been completely de
stroyed by a Russian and British |
leet. The commander of the;
.?ity's defenders is now parleying
or terms of surrender.
- - -
? + + + + + * + + + + + + ?*?1
K +
Y ITALY WILL NOT +
Y MIX IN THE WAR +
? ?
Y LONDON, Aug. 25. ? A dls- +
? patch from Rome to the London +
I* Times says the Premier has as- +
!? sured a committee of the Dep- +
:? utles that thel mobilization of +
!? the Italian army is not immi- +
!? nent, and that should It take +
!? place Italy will remain neautral +
Y in the war at all hazzard. +
? ?
K + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +
>UPT. W. G. BEATTIE
APPOINTED GUARDIAN
?+?
W. G. Beattie, superintendent of In
lian school for Southeastern Alaska,
esterday received a cablegram from
be Interior Department notifying him
hat he had been appointed custodian
f the Native Indian Interests in the
ide lands on either side of the new
oadway lying in front of Auk Indian
illago and extending out Into deep
rater of Gastineau channel.
This appointment is In direct line
rlth the recommendations of Gov. J.
\ A. Strong in the premises and In
ures an active defense against inter
opera attempting to get a foothold In
he tidelands.
Former senator bailey
to contest again
?+?
DALLAS, Tex., Aug. 25?The formal
mnouncement of the Senatorial Can
lidacy of former Senator Joseph W.
3ailey for re-election to the United
States Senate to succeed Senator C.
Culberson was made yesterday. He
will be opposed by Robt. L. Henry.
PARIS PROTECTING SELF
AGAINST AEROPLANES
?+?
LONDON. Aug. 25.?A Paris dls
patch to the Standard says the author
ties have caused the Louvre to re
move the "Venus de Milo" and other
irt treasures, gems and the State Jew
els to vaults, and have strengthened
;he roofs of all picture galleries with
land bags and other substances as
protection against an aeroplane bom
)ardment.
5TEFANSS0N STARTS TO
JOIN DR. ANDERSON
OTTAWA. Aug. 25?A report has
been received here that V. Stefansson.
the explorer, set out alone five months
igo to Join Dr. Anderson east of the
Mackenzie river.
LEAVING ON AL-KI.
The following have engaged passage
on the Al-Ki, sailing South early to
morrow morning: Werner Johnson, El
la Parcell. Mrs. George Shotter, A.
Harris. Mrs. Kirk, Mrs. Mary Fox, Ole
Anderson. G. Johnson, Emmet Kirk,
Henry Bowen, Mrs. Finley.
GRAND IURY VOTES
RUSTGARD THANKS
The grand jury that ia in session at
the court house this morning extended
a sincere vote of thankB to John Rust
g&rd, retiring United States district
attorney, for the "conscientious" way
he has performed his duty "without
fear or favor" as an oftlclal.
The information concerning the ac
tion of the grand Jury was conveyed to
Mr. Rustgard in a letter as follows:
"Juneau, August 25, 1914.
"Mr. John Rustgard, Juneau.
"We the grand Jury of this August
term of court do hereby extend to you
a vote of thanks for the conscientious
j way you have performed your duty
| .is United States District Attorney,
! without fear or favor, and move that
a copy of this motion be spread upon
the minutes of this grand jury, and al
so have same printed in the daily
paper.
"L. H. KEIST, Foreman.
"I GOLDSTEIN, Secy."
Reagan Is Old Alaskan.
John J. Reagan, who succeeded Dis
trict Attorney John Rustgard yester
day through temporary appointment by
Judge R. W. Jennings, came to Alaska
in 1904. He was appointed assistant
district attorney under Henry M. Hoyt,
at Nome, In 1906 and continued to
hold that position under District At
torney George B. Grigsby, who suc
ceeded Mr. Hoyt. He has been a res
ident of Juneau for nearly a year. He
is a Democrat.
f COURT HOUSE BRIEFS ]
? ?
One Indictment.
The grand Jury this morning fea
tured an indictment against Pedro
Rodriguez charging the defendant with
selling liquor to Indians.
Plead Guilty.
William Howard this morning enter- >
ed a plea of guilty to the charge of
selling liquor to Indians.
SEVERAL WHISKEY PEDDLERS
SENTENCED IN COURT
Jose Romlrez drew a year's sen
tence in the Federal court this morn
ing for the crime of selling liquor to
Indians. He will be taken out on the
Alameda to McNeil's Island peniten
tiary. Others receiving sentence for
the same crime this morning were
John Radcliffe who was given a year
in the Federal Jail; John Smith, Ed.
Jacobs and William L. Howard each
given a month in the Federal jail. All
entered pleas of guilty.
Plead Not Guilty.
Michael Keane, entered a plea of
not guilty to the charge of robbery;
M. J. Keating plead not guilty to for
gery; M. Ostrada. Alice Cox, and C.
Chalmus entered pleas of not guilty
to selling '.iquor to Indians.
SUIT FOR POSSESSION
OF WATERFRONT PROPERTY
The case of J. Ousby against Arvid
Franzen commenced in the district
court this morning. The action is for
right of possession to certain water
front property facing on lower Front
street. The following Jury is trying
the cose: Nick Trieschield, T. A. Page,
W. K. Zott, L. Church, R. H. Ferry, J.
M. Tanner, Gust Grundler, Hugh
Tracy, W. P. Mills, T. H. Domidoff, E.
Schwab, and H. R. Shepard.
?
PARTY PICNICS AT
SALMON CREEK
Mrs.'Walter Bathe chaperoned -a
crowd of picnickers to Salmon creek
last Saturday afternoon. All report
having had a jolly good time. Thoso
who attended wore Ethol Olsen, Mabel
Bathe, Florence Bathe. Marjorle Co
ra an, Luclle Bathe, Dorothy Cramor,
Gertrude Nelson.
LEAVING ON GEORGIA.
The following have engaged passage
on the Georgia, sailing from Juneau
for Sitka and wayports tomorrow at
12:01 a. m.: For Kllllsnoo ? Phillip
Funcke; for Sitka?L. E. Buell: for
| Tenakee?Fred Carlson; for Excursion
Inlet?W. F. Irwin; for Gypsum?A. G.
Mosier.
NATIONAL GUARD
OFFICERS ACQUITTED
DENVER^.Aug. 25.?Court martial
acquitted 22 officers and men of the
National Guard growing out of the
charges in connection with the Lud
low battle.
GERMANS
PLAN TO
TAKEPARIS
WASHINGTON,Aug.
25--A Berlin dispatch
received today by the
German etnbassy says a
concerted advance of all
German armies on
Paris will be the next
step in all probability.
FRENCH ADMIT DEFEAT
Paris, Aug. 25.?The French
newspapers today generally ad
mit that the armies of the Allies
have met with severe reverses,
and that the news of the day is
decidedly bad.
Paris, Auk. 25.?The War Of
fice in a statement of the condi
tions surrounding Charleroi
said:
"On the brder of Gen.
JofTre, commander-in-chief
of the Allies, our troops and
the British troops are with
drawing to covered positions
within the defenses of
France. The French army
will remain for a time on
the defensive, but at the
right time it will resume
vigorous offensive opera
tions.
ABANDON ALSACE AND
LORRAINE.
Continuing, the Minister of
War said:
"Every Frenchman will
deplore the temporary aban
donment of our well earned
positions in Alsace and Lor
raine, but the ordeal is inev
itable, though but tempo
rary."
CHIEF OBJECT ACCOM
PLISHED.
The War Minister added fur
ther:
"The chief purpose of our
operations has been accom
plished. They have per
mitted the Russians to pen
etrate into the heart of
East Prussia where they
are meeting with success
and working their way into
the vitals of the German
Empire."
CANADIAN WAR
' SHIP AFTER FUEL
The Prince George, belonging to tho
Grand Trunk line but recently requi
sitioned by the British government for
military purposes and converted into
a hospital ship, nrrived at Ketchikan
yesterday after fuel oil, asking for the
full cnpaclty of her tanks.
Deputy 'Collector of Customs M. S.
Dobbs immediately wired Collector of
Customs John F. Pugh, asking for In
structions. Mr. Pugh communicated
with the Treasury Department, and in
tho meantime Instructed Mr. Dobbs
to let the Prince Goorge havo a suffi
cient quantity of fuel to take her to
the nearest British port, pending in
structions from Washington.
ENGLISH BANK TO
HAVE BALANCES ABROAD
?+?
LONDON, Aug. 25.?The Bank of
England is arranging for Canadian,
South Africa, Austrlalian governments
to accept deposits of gold on behalf
of the bank to avoid dangers of ocean
transport.
\
JAP AND BRITON
DAMAGE GERMANS
LONDON, Aug. 25. ? A cablegram
from Tokyo says the German war
ships Gneisenau and Scharnhorst at
tempted to run the blockade *-out of
Klaochou and were badly damagod
by the Japanese and British cruisers
before they regained the shelter of the
forts.
Jap-Cruiser to Victoria.
TATOOSH, Wash., Aug. 25. ? The
Japanese cruiser Idzimo passed into
the Strait of Juan de Fuca presumably
on her way to Esquimalt, near Vic
toria.
United States Neutral.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 25.?The Pres
ident issued a proclamation this after- i
noon declaring the neutrality of the .
United States In the war between Jap- ^
an and Germany. ]
AUSTRIA DECLARES !
WAR ON JAPAN
?+?
VIENNA, Aur. 25 ? Au- (
stria declared war on Japan 4
today.
^ A A i
* + ** + + + * + + + + * + * + + ?? c
* +
* FRANCIS JOSEPH + ,
+ CANNOT LIVE. + 1
+ ? t
* LONDON, "Aug. 25.?A dlB- + }
?fr patch from Copenhagen says 4>
* the death of Emperor Francis ?>
?fr Joseph la but a question of a + 1
?> few hours. 1 * I
* +
<? + + + + + + <? + + + + + + + ?? (
f
GEN. VILLA MAKES a
SPECIFIC DEMANDS c
* f
CHEHUAHUA. Mex., Aug. 25.?Gen. p
Vllln has demanded from Carranza .
that a civil government be establish- 1
cd throughout Mexico, and a general a
election conducted by it; that no mill- y
tary chiefs hold office of provisional
president; that land reforms be put
into effect In accord with Mexican
constitution; that present federal
army be dissolved, but meritorious of
ficers and men be taken over into tha
new army of the republic; and that c
amnesty be given all political offend- r
ors except those directly responsible
for the overthrow of Madero and 0
Juarez. ? *
WAR CLOSES MANY
ENGLISH FACTORIES
LONDON. Aug. 25?War with Gor- s
tunny has closed a number of English I
factories. Sir Alfred Mond estimates x
that 300,0r'0 persons are engaged in c
trade with or employed In manufac- t
turo of goods exported to Germany. c
JAPANESE ACCUSED (
OF KILLING WHITE GIRL
SAN FRANCISCO. Aug. 25.?Helena
Wood Smith, an artist, was found j
strangled to death on the seashore
near here. George Kodlno, a Japan- t
ese artist, is held in connection with
the affair.
Japanese Confesses.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 25.?George (
Kodino yesterday evening confessed (
that he murdered Helena Wood Smith, ,
the American artist. ]
?? ? ?
NEW HAVEN DIRECTORS ,
MAY QUIT ORGANIZATION
NEW YORK, Aug. 25. ? The New
York American says the resignations
of William Rockefeller and other di
rectors of the New Haven who op
posed the dissolution plan, nnd some
of whom are soon to be defendants in
?aoq oqj Xq qqSnojq ijns {UUIuiijo u
ernment, are said to be imminent.
AMERICA TO LEAD
BANKING NATIONS
NEW YORK, Aug. 26.?Irving Fish
er, of Yalo, says that the European
war offers a wonderful opportunity
for American bankers to make New
York the banking center of the world,
as this country will become a lend
ing, Instead of a borrowing nation,
and when the war is over it should
hold this position.
FLORIDA HAS LARGEST
FRUIT CROP' IN HISTORY
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 25. ?
Florida's citrus crop will bo the larg
est on record. *
KAISER
HONORS
HIS SONS
Berlin, Aug. 25. ? Emperor
William today conferred the Iron
Cross upon his son Crown Prince;
Frederick William and also upon
Dukes Albrecht and Wurtem
lurg. At the same time he con
ferred the Iron Cross of the sec
md class upon his son Prince Os
rar.
His Majesty sent the follow
ng telegram to the Crown Prin
?ess:
"I thank thee with all my
teart, dear child. I rejoice with
hee over the first victory of Wil
lelm. God has been on our side
ind has most brilliantly aided us.
ro him be thanks and honor. I
emit to Wilhelm the Iron Cross
>f the first class. Oscar also
ought brilliantly with the gren
idiers. He has received the fa
in Cross of the second class. Re-1
teat that to Ina and Marie. God ;
irotect and succor my boys also j.
n the future. God be with thee i
md all wives." The message:
vas signed "Papa Wilhelm." j (
iERMAN PAPERS HAVE
LITTLE WAR NEWS
?+? 1
ANTWERP. Aur. 26.?An American (
itlzen, escaping from Germany, says
10 newspaper in Germany Is permit
ed to print more than a few messages
if three or four lines each about the
rar. These are distributed by an of
Iclal agency.
London Nearly Out of Paper.
NEW YORK, Aug. 25?A London
pccial says It is estimated that re
erve stocks of white printpaper in
England are normally equal to 10
reeks' supply, but at the present rate
if consumption, even with a reduc
Ion in size of the papers, there is
inly sufficient paper for six weeks.
:anada may delay
payment of debts
OTTAWA, Aug. 25.?It is likely that
3arliament will authorize the govern
nent to declare a moratorium before
ho close of the present week.
"Mortaorlum" Defined.
The word "moratorium," which ap
jears in the news from the countries
it war, Is nn extraordinary act of the
government by which the collection
)f debts is suspended for a specific
:imo. The word comes from the
Latin word "jnora," to delay.
GERMANS SEEKING
AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP
NEW YORK. Aug. 25.?Work of the
naturalization bureau In Now York
has been Increased over 30%. Most
of the applicants are Teutons.
BIG SEATTLE BANKER
DIES AT HIS HOME
SEATTLE. Aug. 25. ? E. W. An
drews, president of the Seattle Na
tional bank, and one of the foremost
bankers of the State of Washington
died yeBtorday. President Andrews
attracted attention as one of the first
bankers in the United States to give
support to the administration curren
cy bill.
SPOKANE SAILS NORTH.
SEATTLE, Aug. 25.?The Spokane
sailed for Alaska last_nlght with the
following passengers for Juneau: Miss
Jean V. Rankin, E. G. Mallory, Carl
Aunland, Mrs. G. Brown; for Douglas
?Mrs. R. R. Hubbard.
Pall of Namur Casts
Clond Over England
LONDON, Aug. 25?
The news of the tall of
Namur has cast a gloom
over England.
It is admitted here
and at Paris that the
German victory has
been decisive.
The French are fall
ing back into their fort
resses all along the
lines.
Aty along the lines
between France and
Belgium, Luxemburg
and Lorraine the Ger
mans are this afternoon
pouring a steady stream
of soldiers into France.
ADMIT NAMUR IS FALLEN
LONDON, Aug. 25
-The military informa
tion bureau admitted
today that Namur has
fallen.
A dispatch to the
News says German cav
alry was attacking Os
tend this morning.
THE HAGUE, Aug.
25-A dispatch from
Berlin says the receipt
of the news of the fall
of Namur caused the
wildest excitment.
LONDON, Aug. 25
Berlin dispatches say
that five of the Namur
forts and the city have
fallen into the hands of
the Germans. The fall
of the other forts is im
inent.
GERMAN SHIPS FORCED
OFF ATLANTIC OCEAN
NEW YORK, Aug. 25.?The acting
British consul at New York says tho
Atlantic lanes have been cleared of
tho ships of enemy "without firing a
single gun" and that five British war
ships ? the Suffolk, I^ncaster, Ber
wick, Bristol and Essex?will contin
ue the patrol of western Atlantic.
CANADIAN STEAMERS
BECOME TROOP SHIPS
MONTREAL, Aug. 25.?Four more
Canadian steamers?the Empress of
Britain, Mt. Temple and Lake Mani
toba of the Canadian Pacific, and Sa
turia of the Donaldson Line ? have
been requisitioned by the British Ad
miralty and probably will be used as
grain nnd troop carriers.
AUSTRIAN AND ITALIAN
RELATIONS ARE 8TRAINED
LONDON, Aug. 25.?A Rome spe
cial says there are Indications of an
Increasing strain in the relations be
tween Italy and Austria. The Italian
navy officers have notified neutral
powers, as well as the Board of Trade
of England, that the ports of 'Spezla.
Ancona. Tarnnto and Venice have
been mined.
WORLD WANTS TO
BUY AMERICAN COAL
NEW YORK, Aug. 25.?Soft coal ex
porters aro being besieged with cable
orders from countries that have here
tofore taken their supplies chiefly
from England, but American dealers
have been unable to take advantage
of any of this business because of our
lack of vessels,

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