THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 664. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, AUG. 28, 1914. ' ? PRICE, TENCENTS
GERMANS CLAIM VICTORY ALONG WESTERN FRONTIER
Swarms of Zeppelins Cause London Panic
ASQUITH SAYS HONORS IN FIGHT ARE EVEN
PANIC OVER I
LONDON, Aug. 28
The appearance of
swarms of German Zep
pelin airships at Ant-|
werp "has thrown Lon
don into a panic.
It is feared that they
might make a success
ful attack upon the
British navy and clear
the English channel for
an invasion by the
AMERICANS WANT TO
FIGHT WITH CANADA
VALCARTIER. Quebec, Aug.
2S.?More than 60,000 citizens
of the United States have ap
plied for permission to join the
Canadian volunteers which are
soon to see service in Europe,
according to CoL Sam Hughes,
Minister of Militia. ^
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NORTH GERMAN LLOYD ,
MAY SELL ITS SHIPS
NEW YORK. Aug. 28.?Heavy losses
resulting from idle German tonnage
In American waters, which caused the
Hamburg-American line to consider
the sale of its fleet, have brought
about a similar attitude on the part of
the North German Lloyd line. Twenty;
ships of this line now in United States,,
harbors are valued at $29,000,000.
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TURKEY MAY DECLARE
WAR AT ANY TIME!
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28. ? Word;
has been received here that the ten
sion is so acute at Constantinople that
diplomats there fear that Turkey may j
at any moment be drawn into the gen-, ]
eral European war on the side with ?
Germany and Austria. |I
Russia is striving hard to keep Tur- <
key neutral in the premises. i
RUSSIA TO SEND FLEET
THROUGH DARDENELLES 1
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 2S.?Rus
sia has notified the Porte that sho In
tends to send her Black Sea fleet
through the Dardenelles whether
Turkey grants permission or not.
JOHN M'LOUGHLIN MAY
BE AMONG THE DEAD
SEATTLE. Aug. 28. ? The indlca- I
tions are that John McLoughlin. aged
66 years, an Alaska miner formerly of ]
Atlln. perished on the Admiral Samp
son when she went down after being
In collision with the Princess Victor
ia. He ic missing.
GOES TO CONFERENCE
The Rev. R. C. Blackwell, superin
tendent of the Alaska Mission of the
M. E. Church, and pastor of the local
Methodist church, departed for the
States this morning on the Princess
May. He will be absent about a
While below he will attend the ses
sion of the Oregon Annual conference
and will consult with Bishop R. J.
Cook concerning the work of the mis
sions in Alaska.
Mr. Blackwell's son. H. A. Blackwell, I
is also a passenger on the Princess;
May returning to the Oregon Agricul-,
tural College where he is a student. !
Flues and chimneys cleaned and re
paired. First class work; guaranteed.
Phone 314. 8-28-4t.
THE WEATHER TODAY.
Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.:
LONDON, Aug. 28. ? A dis- }
patch to the Post says the Aus- i
trians have begun extensive for
tifications along the Danube riv- '
er near Vienna in preparation
against a seige of that city by
the Russian army.
The Austrian armies on the
frontier have begun a back
ward movement before the ad
DEMOCRATS OUT ;
NEW YORK. Aug. 28? Formal an- j
nouncement of the candidacy of John .
A. Hennessy and Franklin D. Roose
velt for the Democratic nominations ^
for Governor and United States Sen- t
ator respectively were made in this j
In their statement they say "Mur
phy" is the issue. ^
.Mr. Roosevelt urged the Democratic
voters of New York to signalize th^ ^
inauguration of the direct primary
system by smashing the clique of ^
:ontract statesmen who control Tam- ^
Mr. Hennessy said: "This is the
time to say whether the party shall ^
be purified in September or smashed ^
at the polls in November." ^
Franklin D. Roosevelt is assistant ^
Secretary of the Navy, a strong Wood- ^
row Wilson. anti-Tammany Democrat j ,3
John A. Hennessy is the famous j..
probe attorney who conducted the in- ^
vestigation into Tammany's campaign ^
methods. He demonstrated that he is
one of the best campaign orators in
the Nation during the campaign for ^
the election of John Purroy Mitchell ^
to be Mayor of New York City. 4
The administration forces will sup
port Hennessy and Roosevelt. ^
Progressives Select Ticket.
UTICA, N. Y.. Aug. 28.?The Pro
gressive party conference * at this
place named Frederick Davenport for r
Llovernor and Bainbridge Colby for n
Senator. These candidates will re- c
:elve the support of the organization c
it the primaries. a
MARINE INSPECTORS t
SEATTLE. Aug. 28.?United States
marine inspectors yesterday began ?]
the investigation of the Admiral Samp
son disaster with the purpose in view
of Axing the responsibility.
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SHRINE PARADE HAS s
BEEN CALLED OFF ]
Local Masons are much disappoint- *
ed that the rainy weather will inter- v
fere with the plans for the Shrine cer- '
emonies tomorrow. It has been deter
mined to call off the parade entirely F
on account of the conditions prevail
Advices have been received that a
number of Shriners from Nile Temple, j
Seattle, and several novices who are c
seeking admission to the order are 1
aboard the Mariposa which will ar- <
rive in Juneau tonight.
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
A number of inmates of the old so- '
called restricted district were arrest
ed yesterday through the action of the ,
Department of Justice for violation of
the U. S. statute and are being prose
cuted. Some of them plead guilty and '
were fined, others will stand trial.
GALLAGHER GOES TO
THE SKAGWAY OFFICE
H. P. Gallagher, assistant to Agent
George J. McCarthy of the Admiral
Line steamers in Juneau, has gone to
Skngway to take charge of the office
there while Agent George Banbury,
whose wife was drowned on the Ad
miral Sampson, is absent
LONDON, Aug. 28?The main
Russian army in East Prussia is
within 250 miles of Berlin, and
advancing without much oppo
At the same time the German
army in the west is within 150
niles of Paris.
GERMANS NOT WORRYING.
Berlin, Aug. 28. ? The Berlin
>opulace exhibits |little concern
i-egarding the continued success
)f the Russians in East Prussia
and along the Eastern frontier.
It has full confidence that the
ask of defeating the Allies on
he west line of the Empire will
>e speedily finished, and that the
?ictorious German armies will
hen make short work of clear
ng German soil of the Russians.
? FRENCH PROTEST AGAINST 4
? AMERICANS BUYING SHIPS 4
? WASHINGTON. Aug. 28. ? 4 J
? France, through Ambassa- 4
h bassador Jesseraud, notified 4
? the United States today that 4
? the world would view with dls- 41
? pleasure the purchase by the 4
? United States of German mer- 4 j
!? chant ships. He said that the 41
l? commerce of Germany has 41
? been wiped off the sea by the 4 (
l? fleets of the Allies, and Is use- 4
? less to Germany or Germans, 4'
? but that the proceeds from the 4
? sale of the ships would be gtv- 4
? Ing resources and food to Ger- 4|
? many. 4j
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[?WENTY ARMY CORPS
IN RUSSIAN ADVANCE
ST. PETERSBURG. Aug. 28.?Tho
tusstan advance army which is now
narchlng full swing Into East Prussia
onslsts of 20 army corps under the
ommand of Grand Duke Nicholas, or
pproxlmately 600.000 men. Support
ng them and ready to Join in the at
ack upon the defenses of Berlin are
wico that many more.
The front of Grand Duke Nicholas'
rmy Is 60 miles long, extending from
he Baltic to Russian Poland.
rHE WILHELM DER
GROSSE PUT UP FIGHT
LONDON. Aug. 28. ? The British
iruiser Highflyer, which yesterday
lunk the Kaiser Wllhelm dor Grosso,
ost one man killed and three wounded
n the engagement. The Kaiser Wil
telrn der Grosse, which had been con
certed into a cruiser, carried 10 four
-RENCH NAME COMMANDER
OF PARIS FORTIFICATIONS
PARIS. Aug. 28.?Gen. Gallean! was
yesterday evening made commander
)f the Army for tho Denfense of Paris,
le has charge of all fortifications and
)ther defenses of the city.
ENGLAND AND ITALY
MAY FORM ENTENTE
WASHINGTON. Aug. 28. ? Tele
grams from Rome state that Great
Britain and Italy hav? undertaken
very important negotiations with a
view to reaching an entente.
GRAND JURY MAY
The grand jury has nearly complete
ed its work and will probably adjourn
tomorrow. This morning a visit waB
made to the Federal jail for the pur
pose of inspection.
JEWS TO GET CIVIL
AND POLITICAL RIGHTS
PARIS, Aug. 28.?A decree granting
civil and political rights to all Jews
in Russia will be Issued bj\ the Czar
EVEN BREAK ,
LONDON, Aug. 28.?In the
House of Commons today Prime i
Minister Asquith made a state- c
ment concerning the engage- f
ment that has continued for the
last several days between the t
British and the Germans in b
Northern France. He said:
"Tho-British troops on the c
French frontier sustained a se-1 a
vere assault Wednesday by fiveri
complete German army corps. b
"Our forces held their ground;
until the brunt of the attack had h
been met. Then they retired T
slightly to a new position. n
"The British inflicted enorm- E
ous losses on the Germans. tl
"I regret to say that our loss- c
es were correspondingly heavy. A
British Hold on.
"The British forces are now
holding their own in the vicini- +
ty of Namurai. The Germans +
have charged again and again +
but have been repulsed with *
heavy lossei. " +
"The British rifle fire, sup- +
ported by artillery has proved ?
most effective. I +
"While the second British ar- *
my corps was resisting thus, the *
first corps attacked the Germans +
on their right, inflicting great +
LITTLE NEWS AT LONDON. *
London, Aug .28.?London is *
receiving little war news this *
morning, but that the "battle of
millions' 'is still on is known. *
Dispatches from Paris con- +
tain a high tribute from Gen Jof
fre for the British troops. This ^
is taken to mean that the Allies
are still holding their own.
GERMANS ATTEMPT FLANK P1
London, Aug. 28. ? The Ger- ai
mans have attempted a swift at- Q
tack in an especial effort to out- ^
flank the Allies between their v
left and the seaboard. h
TYPHOON SCATTERS B
TOKYO, Aug. 28.? The com- b
mander of the first Japanese A
squadron has reported to the l!
navy department that the torpe
do flotilla ran into a typhoon, and
the boats were widely scattered. 0
Five men lost their lives.
The location of the fleet was c
not given. t
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POPE MAY BE ELECTED
SOMETIME NEXT WEEK e
ROME, Aug. 28.?The Cardinals are
assembling here for the purpose of el
ecting a PontifT to succeed the into r
Pius X. It Is blleved that the eloc- o
tlon will come next week?probably t
not later than Friday. It is regarded d
as certain that an Italian Cardinal
will bo selected.
QUITS ALASKA HUNT
TO FIGHT FOR BRITISH f
NOME, Aug. 21.?Lord William >
Percy, son of the Duke of Northumber- ?
land, who came to Nome last June 1
on the revenue cutter Boar, has return
ed to Nome from the Arctic shores, I
where he went to hunt elder ducks
for his collection of skins, Lord Percy
being a noted naturalist. t
He will embark on the next steam- <
ship for Seattle and thence go to Eng- <
land, having cut short his hunting trip i
In order to Join the British army. <
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28. ?
['he German embassy today re
eived the following cablegram
"The French army is divided,
he East and Northern armies
eing widely separated.
As a result of the recent en
ounters the French and British
rmies on the Sambre and Meuse
ivers are surrounded on all sides
y the Germans.
"The French Western army
as been partly driven south,
'his has prevented it from com
lunicating with the French
!ast and North armies, while all
he German armies are in close
ontact from Cambrai to Upper j
"The German cavalry has ad-;
anced westward to Ostend."
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GERMAN LOSSES HAVE *
BEEN VERY SEVERE ?
PARIS, Aug. 28.-? The +
French War Office issued a +
statement last night which says +
that there is abundant evidence +
that the Germans have suffered ?
severe losses in the operations +
In tho north. In one trench +
that was occupied by the *
French yesterday after it had +
been abandoned by the Ger- +
mans 1500 dead bodies were 4> ,
found within a very short 4* |
In the recovered ground in +!
the vicinity of Nancy the 4> j
French found the bodies of 25,- * j
000 German dead. Near Vitri
mont were 4,500 more. * ,
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EIPZIG NEAR ALASKA
SEEKING BRITISH COAL
OTTAWA, Aug. 28.?Tho Naval De
artment says the German cruiser
eipzig was seen recently at the north
?n end of Vancouver island.
It Is thought the cruiser either had
a appointment to meet a collier In a
uiet harbor somewhere along the
aast or that tho cruiser had planned
) Intercept a British steamer on the
ancouver-Yokohama run and empty
RYAN URGES AMERICANS
TO LEAVE EUROPE
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28.?Secretary
f State William J. Bryan yesterday
vening cabled every American em
assy and legation In Europe to urge
?merlcans to leave Europe lmmed
America Sends More Aid.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28?Secretary
f State William J. Bryan yesterday
iformed the European powers that
he American armored cruiser North
!arolina will he dispatched to Turkey
o carry gold for the relief of Ameri
(ILL REGULATING MERCHANT
MARINE SERVICE PASSES
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28,?The bill
egulatlng the conditions of servico
n American merchant marine passed
he House of Representatives yester
:INEST PASSENGER SHIP
IS NOW SCOUT CRUISER
LONDON, Aug. 28.?Aqultanla, the
Inest ship ever built for the Cunard
Ine, and completed just before the
var at a cost of $10,000,000 has boon
itrlpped of her luxurious fittings and
s now doing duty as a scout cruiser.
-ONDON STOCK EXCHANGE
MAY BE OPENED
NEW YORK, Aug. 28.?London ad
rices are that reopening of the Lon
lon stock exchango Is being dlscuss
jd much more actively than the open
ng of the Now York Exchange In this
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28. ?
Very little information is com
ing from London, but such as is
leaking through official sources
tonight tends to confirm German
reports of a great victory in
The next big battle will be
fought along the second line of
the French defenses. Between
them and Paris there are few <
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28.?A
dispatch to the German embas
"Civilians of Louvain, Belgium,
situated abou 20 miles east of
Brussels perfiduously attacked
the German troops while they
were fighting at that place.
They were punished by the de
struction of their city."
BELGIAN TOWNS AGREE I
TO PAY $750"000 INDEMNITY
LONDON. Aug. 28. ? The Belgian i
towns of Tournai and Charlerol have .
igreed to pay a war Indemnity to tile J
Hermans of $750,000. The burgomns- i
ter of the former town is being held ^
until the money is forthcoming.
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DEPARTMENT MAKES ,
LIBERAL RULING 1
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28. ? First i
Assistant Secretary of the Interior An- '
[Irieus A. Jones has instructed the (
Commissioner of the General Land ^
OIHce that sufficient notice of loca
tion had been given in regard to the ;
coal land claim of M. A. Arnold the
Seattle banker, who Is one of three
in the T. P. McDonald group.
In this case the notice of location
had not been Hied in tho land office
at Juneau within a year of the date
of tho location. In earlier cases the '
Department of tho Interior had held '
that this was a fatal defect.
ALL PARIS IS NOW
FIGHTING AT FRONT j
NEW YORK, Aug. 28. ? A Paris J
special says the city is today like a j
battle ship cleared for action, with j
conveniences, luxuries and even nec
essities thrown overboard. Practical
ly ever)> able-bodied man has loft for 1
' SELLS FOR BIG MONEY j
FAIRBANKS, Aug. 19?H. Claude |
Kelley today sold his interest in the
Horseshoe block, at First avenue and
Cushman street, to his partner, Romeo
Hoyt who in turn sold half the prop- ;
erty to Arthur McGowan and Walter
Adams. The corner 1& valued at $28,
12-YEAR-OL6 SON OF
CHIEF OF STAFF DEAD
PAHIS. Aug. 28.?Xavlor, the 12
year-old son of Gen. Cnstelnau, chief
of BtafT, was killed In a recent action
on the front.
CHINA MAY TRY TO
STOP JAPANESE OPERATIONS
LONDON, Aug. 28.?China Is not
willing to allow Japanese to expel
Germany from Klaochou, according to
the British war office, and is deter
mined to recover the leased lands
through her own initiative when the
time comes. China is now sending
troops to Klaochou to look out for
GEORGIA PLANTERS TO
KEEP UP COTTON PRICES
ATLANTA, Aug. 28.?Georgia cotton
plnnters havo all agreed not to sell
cotton at less Jhan 12 cents per
BERLIN, Aug. 28?
The army headquarters
issued an official bul
letin early this after
noon which says:
"The Western army
has been everywhere
defeated, and is now in
full retreat, after nine
days of fighting.
Gen. Von Kluk de
feated the English army
at Maubeuge-about 20
miles south of Mons
and five miles over the
French and Belgian
frontier in France --
yesterday. Today he
has renewed the attack.
Gen. Von Buelow and
Gen. Von Hausen de
feated a Franco-Belgian
army consisting of eight
army corps between the
Sambre and Meuse hi
rers near Namur, after
several days battle.
They are now pursuing
them eastward of Mau
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"Tfte attacK on iuau
beuge was opened by
Grand Duke Albrecht
svho defeated the enemy
and pursued him across
the Semois and Meuse
"The German Crown
Prince is now advancing
towards the Meuse.
"The Crown Prince of
Bavaria repulsed an attack
by the French army from
Nancy. Gen. Von Herrin
pen continues the pursuit of
the retreating army south
ward through the Vosges
GERMANS HATE BRITISH.
BERLIN, Aug. 28.?It is dif
ficult to describe the fierce exul
tation in all classes of Berlin
over the news of the British re
verses at Maubeuge.
The German resentment
against England for having "in
jected herself into this conflict"
and for calling in Japan and pit
ting the "yellow race" against
Germany is so deep and bitter
that the news of the surrender
of the British army on condition
would be received with more joy
and satisfaction at Berlin than
tidings of the fall of Paris.
ASSASSINATED BY FEDERAL8
WASHINGTON. Aug. 28.?Dispatch
es received by the Constitutionalist
representatives here say that the Ca
brera brothers?Ramon, Rafael and
Luis?were assassinated by members
of the old Federal 29th regiment
LIPTON'S SHAMROCK IS
HOUSED IN BROOKLYN
NEW YORK, Aug. 28.?Sir Thomas
Lipton's America's cup challenger.
Shamrock, has been housed at a South
Brooklyn shipyard whore she will re
main until next year before testing
her speed against an American yacht
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