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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 563. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 1914. ~ PRICE, TEN CENTS
ARMIES OF RUSSIA MENACE CAPITAL OF GERMANY
20,000,000 Russians To Do Work Begun
GERMANS ABANDON EAST TO MOVE ON PARIS
TEUTONS
ARE AFTER
CAPITAL
The HAGUE,Aug.27
The Germans annouece
that the withdrawal
of their forces from
East Prussia will be
only temporary. In the
meanwhile they will
deal a death blow to the
Allies with the army
that is now operating
against France and
then march to Paris.
With that program com
pleted, they will devote
their attention to Rus
sia and the recovering
of possession of East
ern Prussia.
N AMUR'S FORTS FALL.
Berlin, Aug. 27.?The remain
ing forts of Namur have fallen.
Only four of the nine forts sur
vived the terrible attacks of last
Sunday and Monday. It was
found necessary to reduce them
with heavy seige guns.
750,000 GERMANS
AT BRUSSELS
London, Aug. 27j?A dispatch
from Ostend. Belgium says the
German corps now striking from
Brussels numbers 750,000 men.
They are moving against the
Allies who are massed along the
French and Belgian frontier.
GERMANS OCCUPY
FRENCH TOWNS
London, Aug. 27.?A dispatch
from Ostend says the Germans
have occupied the French cities
and towns of Lille, ' Roubaix,
Valenciannes and others west of
the Ardenes mountains in
Northern France*
GERMANS CLEAR ALSACE.
Berlin, Aug. 27.?It was an
nounced today that upper Al
sace is now free of the enemy ex
cept at points west of Kolmar,
where French still have strong
positions.
TOWN OF SHELTON
DESTROYED BY FIRE
SHELTON, Wash., Aug. 27.?
The business section of this town
was destroyed by fire toay.
BALKAN STATES MAY
FORM NEW ALLIANCE
ROME. Aug. 27.?A Nish. Servia,
dispatch says: "The Balkan states,
despite appeals to them by Kaiser
Wilhelm. propose to reconstitute an
alliance to support Russia."
"IMOGENE."
Just arrived the new and lasting
odor of perfume "Imogene." Including
Imogen? toilet water and face pow
der. Something new and distinctly In
dividual. ask to be shown at Doran's
Prescription Pharmacy. Phone 5.?tf
MANY IDLE STEAMSHIPS
ARE IN NEW YORK
NEW YORK. Aug. 27.?There are
115 Idle steamships in New York har
bor held up by war troubles.
THE WEATHER TODAY.
Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.:
Maximum?57.
Minimum?18.
Rainfall?.52 inch.
Cloudy; rain.
JAPS WANT I
NO MORE
COLONIES
NEW YORK. Aug. 27.?Premier
Okuma, of Japan, In a communlca- <
tlon by cable to the Independent |
tells the people of America and
the world that Japan has no de
sire to seek more territory and t
no thought of depriving China or }
any other people of anything .
which they now possess.
JAPS SHELL ISLAND.
Tokyo, Aug. 27.?Vice Admiral ^
Kato from his flag ship sent a 1
wireless message to Gov. Meyer I
Waldeck this morning, declaring
ing that he had effected a block- 4
ade of the leased territory of Kiao- <1
chou. Later the Japanese fleet 4
shelled a smalt island off the 4
coast. 4
?? J.
JAP TROOPS LAND
AT KIAOCHOU
PEKING, Aug. 26. ? Japanese
troops landed on Shantung penin
sula, near Kiaochou, today, under
the cover of a bombardment of
the forts by the light British cruis
ers.
The forts returned the fire of
the cruisers, damaging the British
craft and killing 10 men.
? *
+ P. J. ABLER UNABLE TO +
+ REACH KARLUK VICTIMS +
?f +
+ NOME, Aug. 27.?The gaso- +
* line schooner P. J. Abler, CapL +
+ Annevik. got within 15 miles of +
+ Wrangell island where the Kar- +
+ luk's crew is marooned, and, +
+ gasoline running low, It re- +
+ turned here. +
+ Wrangell Island was Bur- +
+ rounded with a heavy ice pack, +
+ and the Abler was unable to get +
+ closer to the shore than 15 +
+ miles. +
+ *
+*+++++++++++++++
RUSSIAN PAPER
DESCRIBES CHARGE
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 27. ? The c<
Novoc Vremya graphically describes M
brilliant charges made by Russian .h
horse guards at the Battle of Gum- d
binnen in which the German army in si
East Prussia was decisively defeated. 31
It says: '1
"The Germans held a position in tl
the village from which they were pour- B
Ing a murderous artillery fire into the
Russian troops. A
"The Russian cavalry was ordered
to silence the guns.
"The first battery rode straight at
the batteries which mowed down the v
Russian ranks, annihilating the squa- c
dron.
"A second squadron followed fast, t(
and would have shared the same fate A
except that at the critical moment the w
third squadron rushed onto the enemy r
from the flank, sabered the gunners
and routed the whole German force. g
"The Germans ran like rabbits, dis
carding swords, helmets and clothing
in their mad haste to escape the aveng
ing Russian horsemen. d
"One squadron of Hussars, all fa
mous horsemen, cut down 70 Germans,
without receiving a scratch return." s
? ? ? v
ESTIMATES THAT 8,000 *>
GUNS WERE IN ACTION t
LONDON, Aug. 27.?A correspond- t
ent who saw much of the fighting in
the battles that extended from Mons ^
east and south Sunday and Monday
says:
"Unquestionably it was the most
wonderful battle?or chain of battles t
?that the world over witnessed. It
is estimtaed that the Allies had 4,000
cannons engaged and the Germans a
probably had as many more. The ^
thundering of the 8,000 pieces could j
be heard for 180 miles, at no place {
in all that distance would one be out
a single minute of the more than 50 C
of hearing of the great artillery for "
of both sides showed remarkable f
hours that it continued. The gunners (
markmanship."
DIRECT PRIMARY USEFUL. i
Well, the direct primary has its <
uses. It beat Foraker in Ohio.?New f
York World. 1
FRENCH
TROOPS
PROGRESS
PARIS, Aug. 27.?An official
statement issued this afternoon ,
>y the French War Office says: ,
"The events of yesterday and
oday in the region of the <
STorth have neither imperiled \
lor modified arrangements made
n view for future developments. ,
"In the operations in the re- |
rion between the Vosges and j
?Tancy our troops continue to j
jrogress." i
1
K+*++++++*++++*+++.
^ I
? BRITISH CRUISER SINKS + {
WILHELM DER GROSSE + I
> ??? + <
LONDON. Aug. 27. ? The * c
> Kaiser Wilholm Der Grosse, re- +
? cently converted from a mer- * ?
? chant vessel Into a cruiser by + I
> the German government was +
' sunk off the west coast of Af- +
? rlca by the British cruiser +
? High Flyer, according to ad- +
> vices received here. +
+
???????+?++?*++++
200.000 RUSSIANS DEFEATED.
Berlin, Aug. 27. ? Correspond- c
ents of the Lokal Anzleger and f
Tageblatt at Austrian headquar
ters estimate that the Russian
forces beaten In the battle at t
Krasnlk, Russian Poland, number t
ed 200,000 men. \
London, Aug. 26?The Austrlans '
have won a three-days' battle at v
Krasnlk, Russian Poland, which O
terminated today. The Russians v
are fleeing in the direction of
Lubln.
London, Aug. 26.?Tho Berlin I
papers today, published orders s
requiring 16-year-old boys to be
drilled by retired army officers. r
5,000 AMERICANS REMAIN v
IN THE WAR ZONE e
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. ?Figures
Directed by Secretary of War Llndley
I. Garrison up to August 22 caused
im to estimate yesterday that, de- 4
ucting those who have got away *j
ince that time, that there are still
>.000 Americans in Europe, and more *1
lan 25,000 of them are in tho Na- ?(
ons that are at war, including the ?:
British isles. H
? 4
AMERICAN OFFICER ?)
HONORS MEXICANS ?>.
EL PASO, Tex., Aug. 27. ? Gen. ?>,
'ilia and Gen. Obregon, of the Mexi- <\
an Constitutionalist army, crossed ?)
tie river today into American terri- *3
Dry. Gen. Pershing, commanding the -I
.merican forces here, reicelved them
rith military honors becoming thoir
anks in the Mexican army. |
IRITISH CRUISER SINKS
GERMAN SUBMARINE
LONDON, Aug. 27.?An Edinburgh
ispatch says that In a naval battle
etween the British cruisers and Ger
nan submarines, in which a German
ubmarine was lost, only two shots
vere fired, the first of which ripped (
iway the periscope, forcing submarine (
o come to surface. She went to hot- |
om with the second shot.
?ii I
]
AMERICAN HAT TRADE
IS PICKING UP
NEW YORK, Aug. 27.?With Aus- 1
rla, Germany and England, the prin- j
:Ipal foreign makers of men's head
tear, at war, local manufacturers see
in opportunity to make great inroads
in the world's hat trade. Already
arge hat makers are approached by
luyers who heretofore have handled
inly foreign makes, and local factories
won may be operating at capacity, a
tondltion not enjoyed for some time.
3ERMANY MAY CUT
OUT ITS TARIFF
LONDON, Aug. 26. ? The London
Standard quotes a large provision
lealer as saying that it will not be
surprising if Germany susponds im
port duty on provisions.
20,000,000
RUSSIANS
AREREADY
LONDON, Aug. 27.?The Rus
sian Foreign minister today tel
egraphed to the British Foreign
Minister today telegraphed to
Office that the Czar directed that
the King be informed that:
"Russia will have 20,000,000
men to complete the work begun
by its trained fighting forces;
moreover, this is the first time
n the memory of men now liv
ng that the Russian army has
taken the field with adequate
equipment and sufficient sup
dies under officers trained in the
lard and bitter lessons so thor
>ughly learned in the Japanese
ampaigni"
PARIS IS
PREPARING
FOR SEIGE
Paris, Aug. z7j?It was offi
ially announced today that
'aris is preparing for a seige.
The matter was discussed by
he Minister of War, who admit
ed that the long trains of pro
isions that have been coming
nto the city are to enable it to
withstand a prolonged seige up
n the arrival of the German ad
ance.
GERMANS IRRESISTABLE.
The German advance through
lelgium and Luxemburg is in
uch force as to be well night ir
esistable.
The only cheering news is that
k'hich comes from the pronounc
d Russian successes in East
^ssia.
.4>***************
? *
. GERMAN VICTORY MEANS *
SEA COAST ANNEXATION +
. *
LONDON, Aug. 27?The mill +
? tnry expert of the London *
K Times points out today that *
? Germnn victory in the opera- +
? tlons against France means the ?
? annexation of the Belgian and *
k Dutch coast from France to +
!? Germany preliminary to its use *
K as a sea base for the subjuga- +
y tion of Great Britain. *
- *
h***************
GEN.FRENCH
EXPECTS
VICTORY
London, Aug. 27.?While Lon
ion is depressed over the war
>utlook, Field Marshal French
takes a roseate view of the pros
pects for success in the great
battle that is still under way.
He expects to win.
French pays high tribute to
the mettle of his French allies,
and their capable commanders.
London, Aug. 26. ? i nere has
been absolute silence this evening
at both the British and French
war offices.
All that Is known Is that the
second big battle has begun.
GERMANY CLAIMS TO
HAVE LOTS OF FOOD
AMSTERDAM. Aug. 27?A special
commission appointed by the German
government claims that Gormany's
stock of food ts sufllclcnt for a year.
YANKEE
KICKS ON
ZEPPELINS
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. ? ?
American Minister Brand Whit- ]
lock, now residing at Antwerp, .
has sent an emphatic protest to ?
Berlin against the bombardment '
of the residential section of Ant- '
werp by dropping bombs from ^
Zeppelin airships. h
MINISTERS OBJECT. J
Antwerp, Aug. 27.?All for- **
eign ministers at this place have ^
protested against the bombard- 4
ment of Antwerp by Zeppelins 4
using bombs. A
One building belonging to an "J
American citizen is among those .J
destroyed. 4
+ + <> + + '!'4' + + + + 4, + + + + + +
+ ? *
+ NORWEGIAN SHIP IS + t
* DESTROYED BY MINE + n
+ + ,l
+ LONDON. Aug. 27.?The Nor- +
+ woglan steamship Gomfried has + 8
+ been blown up by a floating + n
4* mine in the North sea. Eight h
?> oTTier crew wefe billed. "" ; ? tl
* P
?P + + + + 4,4> + + + + + + + + + tl
Jt
ARTILLERY DESTROYS c
GERMAN CAVALRY
4 ? si
LONDON, Aug. 27. ? A Paris dls- si
patch tells of a raid yesterday across w
French territory by a division of Ger- ft
man cavalry coming from the direc- b
tion of Mons crossed the frontier, ci
rounded up women and children and tl
forced them to march all night through o
French towns and villages, applying S
torches on their way and striking ter- v
ror to the hearts of the peasants they v
encountered.
Burns Towns and Destroys Railroads.
The division marched to Iwuy and a
Somaf and there burned the town a
halls and tore up railway tracks, flr- ^
ing on moving trains and locomotives.
Disaster at Bouchaln.
After having travelled 20 miles 11
across French territory, the cavalry v
division were engaged at Bouchaln by a
a French artillery regiment which
mowed them down, annihilating the
forco. e
F
SAMPSON OWNERS ASK
FOR $670,000 FOR L038
. n
ti
SEATTLE, Aug. 27.?The Paclflc-Al- b
aska Navigation company haa sued the t
Canadian Pacific Railroad company p
for $670,000, on account of the loas of o
the Admiral Sampaon. c
Accident Will be Investigated. !l
SEATTLE, Aug. 27.?'Thero will bo s
an lnve8tlgallon of the accident which
reaulted In the sinking of the Admlr- c
al Sampson.
STEEL WORKERS ARE r
COMING ON DOLPHIN e
General Manager B. L. Thane re
ceived word today that T. C. McCurn- (
in and the steel workers for the Al- j
aska-Gastlnenu Mining company, who ,
were on the Admiral Sampson when ,
she was sunk, will come to "Juneau on
the Dolphin.
MARIPOSA SAILED NORTH I
TUESDAY EVENING
?*? 1
SEATTLE, Aug. 27. ? The Mariposa |
Bailed for Alaska Tuesday night with
the following named passengers for (
Juneaur
Mrs K. K. Knutsen, E. W. Ander
non, F. Joslln, Miss A. Marcuson, Mrs.
E. Sherman, Frank Speckert, Joseph
Perry, H. C. Meek, T. V. Tatum and E.
L. Armstrong.
WAR HITS JAMAICA
HARD LICK AL30
NEW YORK, Aug. 26.?A Kingston,
Jamaica, dispatch says the govern
ment has arranged to suspend pay
ments for a while on Interest and sink
ing fund of the colony'B debt, amount
] ing to nearly $1,000,000 a year.
?
DETAILS
SAMPSON
DISASTER
t + t,fl + + + + + + + 4, + + t
V +
* THE DEAD. +
;. +
I- CAPT. Z. S. MOORE, Master. *
> A. J. NOON, Chief Engineer. *
S- W. E. RECKER, Wireless Op- ?
h erator. +1
b MISS M. CAMPBELL, Steward- +1
E- ess. +
I- A. SATER, Watchman. +
!? L. CABANAS, Third Cook. +
I- C. M. MARGUET, Seaman. *
k^J. C. WILLIAMS, Mess Boy. *
b G. W. BRYANT, Seward, Pas- *
b senger. ?
V MRS. GEORGE BANBURY, *
b Passenger, wife of the agent +
b of the Admiral Line, Skag
b way, Alaska. *
? EZRA BYRNE, Stowaway. +
K +
? + + ?:* + + ?> ?> +
SEATTLE, Aug. 26. ? The crash
/hen the Princess Victoria struck
ho Admiral Sampson came while the
lajorlty of the passengers were
sleep In their berths.
The members of the crews of both ^
hips assert that neither vessel was
laking more than three knots an
our and that a heavy fog blanketed ,
he sound of the fog whistles of ap
rachlng vessels. It was not apparent i
let the vessels were in close proxlm
y.
ut Three-Fourths Through Sampson, i
The Princess Vlctorln, herself a ?
teol ship, rammed the Admiral Samp- '
in, a steel vessel, directly on a line ]
1th the after hatch, and cut three- .
>urths of the way through her. Tho
low caused a 12-foot gash to bo open- J
3 up in the forward steel plates of
10 Princess Victoria, In which the
over of the hatch of tho Admiral '
nmpson was still jammed when the
essel arrived at Pier 1 with tho sur
Ivors. I
Princess Victoria Held Vessel Up.
The Admiral Sampson begair to fill '
lmost Immediately with tho impact, 1
nd Capt. Hurkcy, of the Princess
'ictoria, realizing that the only i
ope to save life lay in supporting
tie Admiral Sampson for as long a
Ime as possible on tho prow of his
essel, rang for slow speed ahead,
nd kept the bow of tho Princess Vic
oria Jammed In tho gaping wound In
ho Sampson's side for several mom
nts.
IRE ADOS HORRORS
TO TERRIBLE SCENE ]
Fire added Its horrors to the scene
lmost before tho passengers began
o Issue from their staterooms. The
ow of tho Princess Victoria entered
he side of the Admiral Sampson at a
iolnt where a large amount of fuel
ill was storod, and crushed several
ontalners. Tho black fluid rushed 1
rom the ship's side in a stream, and
,s the friction of the two great ves
;els rubbing together continued,
lames were generated and tho oil
aught flro.
In an instant both vessels were en
'eloped in flnmes, and ao men and
vomcn attired in tholr night clothos
?an from tholr staterooms, it appear
ed that both vessels were lost.
Capt. Mooie Was on Bridge.
Capt. Z. S. Moore was on tho bridge
>f the doomed craft when the col
Ision came. In the pilot house were
P. A. O'Bert, mate and pilot, and J.
Red fern, mate, and J. Karroll, quarter
master. Karroll was at the wheel.
With tho crash, Capt. Moore or
iored the crew to get the boats out
ind man them.
The purser and stewards got the
passengers from their staterooms, and
nto the boats.
Some of the pnssengers Jumped out
rom the sinking ship Into the Sound.
CAPT. MOORE GOES
DOWN WITH SHIP
SEATTLE, Aug. 26. ? Capt.
Moore went down with the Ad
miral Sampson giving orders un
til the last He made not the
slightest effort to. save himself.
SHIP'S OFFICERS ASKED
CAPT. MOORE TO JUMP
SEATTLE, Aug. 26. ? Mrs. Ethel
Moore, a Now York school teacher,
(Continued on Page 6.)
GERMANS
RETREAT
TO BERLIN
THE HAGUE, Aug.
27--The German govern
ment, believing that
Berlin is menaced by
the continued Russian
successess and aggres
sive operations, nave
ordered their armies in
East Prussia to retire
to the Oder river 400 ^
miles from their eastern
border and 50 miles
from Berlin where the
main defenses of the
latter city are located.
IU CAf JL'UKK 15?KL.1I\.
ST. PETERSBURG,
Aug. 27--"Russians ex
pect to acquire Berlin
within three weeks,"
was an official state
ment made here today.
At the same time it
was announced that
3,000,000 Russians are
now under arms in the
jffensive operations
against Germany.
SERMANS FLEE FROM BER
LIN.
London, Aug. 27.?The Stand
ard's Copenhagen correspondent
says that citizens of Berlin are
by no means satisfied with the
security of that place, and fear
ful that it will fall at the hands
of the overpowering Russian
hosts who are advancing 2,000,
000 strong, many of those whose
wealth will permit it are gather
ing their treasures and hasten
ing into Copenhagen and to the
Scandinavian countries through
the Danish capital.
RUSSIANS REJOICE.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 27.?The
announcement that the German
strongholds of Koenigsberg and
Danzig had fallen and that the
Germans have ordered a gener
al retreat into the defenses of
Berlin beyond the Oder river
caused the wildest excitement
that the Russian capital has ev
er witnessed.
London, Aug. 26.?The Russians
continue to drive the Germans
back. They are now striking at
the fortress of Posen on the north.
London, Aug. 26.?The Germans
retreated today from the fortress
es at Danzig and Koenigsburg,
Baltic sea.
RUSSIAN ARMY IS NOW
200 MILES INTO PRU88IA
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 27.?The
Russian advance guard In Germany
Is now more than 200 miles from the
eastern extremity of Prussia and
more than one-third of the distance .
to Berlin.
PRINCESS MAY ARRIVALS.
The Princess May arriving from the
south Inst night brought the following
passengers for Juneau:
R. Williams, H. Bryant, S. Johnson,
J. S. King, Sister Mary Barbara, Sister
I Mary Edward, Sister Mary Emiliana,
j Miss 0. Harris, and I wo second class.

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