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VoLTlV., NO. 566~?' JUNEAU, ALASKA," MONDAY, AUG. 31, VJU. " ~ PRICE, TEN CENTS
ENIYAPPROACHING AND FRENCH MAY QUIT PARIS
Battle Rages Along Entire Front Again
GERMANS PAY HEROIC PRICE FOR VICTORY
GENERAL
BATTLE IS
I ON AGAIN
* PARIS, Aug. 31?The
War office announced
tonight that another
general engagement is
on this afternoon along
the whole French and
German lines both in
the north and in front
ot Lorraine.
mi T* i
i lie mencn were ag
gressors against Lor
raine, and are fighting
throughout the Vosges
mountains. The Min
ister of War said:
"The fighting is pro
gressingall along our
northern lines, with the
enemy doing his utmost
to break our lines of
defense. France has
determined ,to call out
600,000 more troops,but
they cannot be mobilized
in less than six weeks."
LONDON, Aug. 31.?A diplo
matic correspondent of the
Chronicle wires from Constan
tinople that thouKh the British
government warned her that if
she starts anything at this time
she is signing her death war
rant, Turkey^ declaration of
war, is a matter of only a few
days and possibly of hours. That
she has irrevocably committed
herself to Germany to join in the
war is believed to be the fact.
TEN MILLION MEN
ARE UNDER ARMS ,
WASHINGTON. Aug. 31.?An ex
pert in the United States army estl- I
mates that there are now under artns i
in Europe 10.000,000 men; and that i
number will be doubled if the war
shall continue for six months. It costs ]
{2.30 a day per man to keep the Bal- <
kan armies in the field, and it is be- i
lieved that It costs more In the pres
ent war on account of the greater dis
tances armies have to be moved, and
the greater proportionate use of artil
lery, cavalry, ships of war. aeroplanes,
automobiles and other modern meth
ods.
BALKAN NATIONS
MAY ENTER CONTEST
LONDON. Aug. 31.?Reports from
Constantinople Indicate that the Bal
kan nations will enter the general con
flict in Europe during the present
week. It was announced yesterday
that:
"You may expect Turkey to Join
forces with Germany at any moment,
and a union of the Balkan States to
join in engaging her."
IF CANADA WERE ATTACKED.
A curious preverted notion of the
Monroe Doctrine is found in various
letters to newspapers written by cor
respondente who assume that the
United States would not permit a
German attack upon Canada if such
an attack were possible.
There is nothing In the Monroe Doc
trine that would prevent German
troops from marching from one end
of Canada to the other if they could
get there. If Geruwny tried to annex
Canada, that would be a different mat
ter. The Monroe Doctrine does not
apply to war. It applies to the alien
ation of territory.?New York World.
THE WEATHER TODAY.
Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.:
Maximum. 54.
Minimum. 46.
Precipitation, .31.
Cloudy; rain.
ALLIES TRY
! TO STOP
ADVANCE
Paris, Aug. 31^-The French
are forwarding 200,000 fresh
troops in an effort to stop the
advance of the German army.
Paris, Aug. 31.?The Minister
of War announces that it has
been decided to call out the class
of 1914 ahead of time and thus
secure 200,000 more troops for
the army. He will also call out
the active reserves and the eld
est classes of the territorial re
serves.
ALLIES TRY TO STOP.
London, Aug. 31.?The Brit
ish and French have gathered
every available man and gun and
crowded them into Northeast
France for the purpose of stop
ping the advance of the German
army which is believed to be on
the road to Paris.
GERMANS LEAVING ANT
WERP.
London, Aug. 31.?Dispatches
from Antwerp say that the pro
vince of Antwerp and a large
part of that of Lumburg is free
of the enemy, the Germans hav
ing withdrawn them since the
beginning of the activity of the
Belgians operating from Ant
werp.
GERMANY SENDS TROOPS
FROM WEST TO EAST
LONDON. Auk. 31.?Dispatches Sat
urday night from Boulogne indicate
that the Germans were pushing
through Belgium to the channel coast
of France.
Train service between Paris and
Boulagne was stopped, and the latter
city was prepared to be captured, the
garrison having been withdrawn.
Communication between England
and France was to bo shifted from
Boulgne to Havre and Dieppe.
The almost certain appearance of
the Germans only a few miles from
tho English coast Is causing great ,
alarm in London. I
It Is thought to be Germany's pur- ,
pose to take possession of Dunkirk. ;
Calais. Boulgne and other points along |
the Strait of Dover and beyond for ,
the purpose of preventing the landing
of British troops to aid In Northern
France.
British Stream Into France.
BERLIN. Aug. 31. ? That British
troops have been streaming across
the English channel into France for a
week is Information that has been re
ceived by the German war office, and
that more are to follow every day is
the accepted belief here. It is be- '
lieved that Great Britain is working
on the theory that the time to defeat
the Germans is now when all the re
sources of France in men and mater
ial are available for her men who are
in the fteld, and not later after Ger
man victories would give them com
mand of much French territory and
supplies.
LONDON CONFIMS NEWS
OF NEW ARMY IN FIELD
LONDON, Aug. 31.?The British and
French armies are now in new en
trenchments within the territory of
France, and prepared for defense or
offense as the circumstances might ap
peal to the strategists In charge of
the operations.
France has formed an entirely new
army of a quarter of a million men
which will take the offensive against
the enemy's'right.
WILLIAM ORENSHAW DIES.
Haines, Aug. 31. ? William
Orenshaw was found dead in bed
this morning at Wells by Tim
Vogel. An inquest will be held.
PIANO FOR RENT?124 Front SL?
?8-31-4L
BRITISH
CAPTURE
SAMOA
LONDON, Aug. 31?The of
ficial information bureau an
nounced this morning that a
New Zealand expedition has
captured Apia, Samoa. The
town surrendered to the British
forces from New Zealand Aug
ust 29th.
+++*?++?+++++?+*+?
+ ?
+ LOSSES IN NAVAL +
+ ENGAGEMENT *
+ ??? *
+ LONDON. Aug. 31.?Twenty- +
+ nine killed and 38 wounded is 4?
+ the official statement of the loss ?>
+ to the British naval forces in +
+ the North Sea engagement *
+ near Heligoland. The two Ger- +
+ man cruisers that were sunk +
+ had crews numbering 1,000, and +
* 330 were saved. +
* +
SOUTH PACIFIC FRENCH
6REET ALLIED FLEET
SYDNEY, Australia. Aug. 31. ? A
newspaper published at Nouemla, capi
tal of Freuch New Calidonla. says:
"Enthusiasm prevailed hero upon
the arrival of a squadron of French
and British cruisers en route to New
Zealand." It added the quotation of
the commander of the expedition as
saying:
"We do not know where wo are go
ing."
RIOTERS DYNAMITE
BUTTE MINE OFFICE
BUTE, Mont., Aug. 31.?The employ
ment offices of the Parrot mine were
dynamited last night, and the State
troops have been called out.
Gov. Sam V. Stewart has charge of
the situation, and says he will main
tain peace and order.
WAR RISK BILL IS
PASSED BY CONGRESS
WASHINGTON. Aug. 31. ?The bill
zreating the Federal bureau of war
risk American insurance and creating
1 fund for its control amounting to
(5,000,000 passed both houses of Con
gress Saturday afternoon. The bill
now goes to the President
J. M. FRINK, LEADING SEATTLE
BUSINESS MAN, IS DEAD
SEATTLE. Aug. 31? J. M. Frink,
president of the Washington Iron
Works, member of the park board and
prominent in business, politics and civ
ic affairs, died this morning. He was
formerly a member of the State Sen
ate and was the Republican candidate
for Governor against John R. Rogers
In 1900, and was defeated.
CANADIANS TO GIVE
CHEESE TO BRITAIN
QUEBEC, Aug. 31.?The Quebec pro
vincial Cabinet has offered the Im
perial military authorities 4,000,000
pounds of Canadian cheese for tho
use . of armies.
FORMER GERMAN CRUISERS
FULL FLEDGED TURKS
BERLIN, Aug. 31.?Tbe former Ger
man cruisers Goeben and Breslau
have arrived at Constantinople and
have received their Ottoman officers
and creWB.
PIONEER SEATTLE WOMAN
DIES AT THAT PLACE
SEATTLE. Aug. 31.?Mrs. Mary J.
Cole, aged 90 years, who crossed the
plains to the Pacific Coast in 1840,
died here yesterday.
SEATTLE WOMAN KILLS
CHILD AND HERSELF
SEATTLE, Aug. 31.?Believing that
her child was fatally sick, Mrs. Christ
Meyers drowned herself and five-year
old daughter, Lenora, yesterday.
GERMANS
ACT PART
Of HEROES
LONDOpCAug. 31
The German advanci
continues in spite o
terrific slaughter. Th<
subprefecture of Diepp<
announced officially to
day that a whole Ger
man army corps was
wiped out by Gen. Pau's
troops.
Yet, in spite of th<
slaughter there are al
ways more Germans tc
take the place of th(
dead.
UNEQUALLED HEROISM.
London, Aug. 31.?A dispatcl
from Amiens says the FrencI
are retiring down the valley oi
the Meuse and the masterly Ger
man horde continues to advance
The Germans are winning theii
victories at terrible sacrifice ol
life. They have made their waj
[into France by a display of skill
bravery and courage as heroii
as anything chronicled in the an
nals of the history of warfare
They have showed a heroic cour
age to the point of being wreck
less in the loss of life.
The most desperate fightinp
took place for the possession ol
bridges. However, French en
gineers terminated the hand t(
hand fighting in each instance b}
blowing up the bridges one aftei
another, as the French troops re
tired southward. Thirty-threi
bridges were destroyed in thii
manner.
Three bridges were blown ui
simultaneously by contact mines
and guns hidden on the height
began playing on the Gormar
cavalry. It was for a while sheei
massacre, but the Germans form
ed, and began fighting wit!
tenacity, mounting their quid
firers and replying shot for shot
When the main German ad
vance came it was raked with t
terrific fire, but the Germam
with incredible coolness begar
erecting pontoon bridges, and
although hundreds died on th<
banks, they succeeded in theii
endeavor, while their artillery
searched the hills for hidder
gunners, quickly forcing th<
French to retire.
+
+ KAISER SAYS TAKE
* PARIS OR ALL DIE
4> ?
+ LONDON, Aug. 31. ? The
+ Kaiser's orders to his army
? when the advance upon Paris
+ was ordered, according to offl- 1
? cera and soldiers who have
I + been captured, were:
j + "You will take Paris or all
? Germany will die In the at
* tempt."
+
?> -I- + ? ? ? ?> ? ? + ??? ?> ? + ?
RUSSIAN COLUMN NOT
HEARD FROM LATEL>
LONDON, Aug. 31.?Nothing ha
been heard recently from the Russia
column that was last reported as ac
vancing toward Posen, the Germa:
fortress on the Wartho river.
KAISER SENDS ROASTING
TELEGRAM TO THE C2AI
COPENHAGEN, Aug. 31.?It is ui
derstood that the KaiBor has recentl
sent a personal telegram to the Cza
calling him an "Asiatic barbarian."
ONE ARMY
CORPS LOST
> BYGERMANS
Paris, Aug. 31.?An Americai
newspaper correspondent, wirini
B from Amiens, says French artil
f lery from intrenched position;
^ is killing men in a manner tha
"staggers the minds of witness
^ es, and cannot be conceived ty
" those who have not witnesse<
- it."
^ He adds:
"But in spite of it all, the Ger
5 mans press forward and contin
ue to gain ground."
GERMAN LOSS GREATEST
IN HISTORY.
> Amiens, Aug. 31.?The Ger
; man advance is continuing but
at a sacrifice of life unequallec
in the history of warfare.
! LOUVAIN'S DESTRUCTION
, DISTRESSES VATICAN
1 ROME, Aug. 31.?The news of the
f destruction of Louvain, Belgium, b>
- the Germans has caused great distresi
at the Vatican. Louvain was a cen
? ter for Catholic students. _
SEVEN DIE WHEN
: LAUNCH CAPSIZES
* HOQUIAM. WASH., Aug. 31.?Seven
" persons wore drowned yesterday when
? the launch Seabonrd capsized in Gray's
Harbor with a pleasure party. The
P dead are:
' EDWARD MILLER.
? MRS. EDWARD MILLER.
? W. H. TUCO.
) MRS. A. R. BARKLEY.
r LOUIS CAPELLO.
. TWO UNKNOWN.
Those whose names are given were
" all residents of Aberdeon.
5 AUSTRIAN CRUISER IS
DISMANTLED IN ORIENT
I ?
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31. ? Official
' notice has been received by the Unit
' ed States that the Austrian cruiser
' Kalsorln Elizabeth has been dlsmtlnt
' led in Asiatic waters in accordance
. with an agreement between Japan and
Austria. Under the agreemont the
' cruiser now becomes neutral until af<
c ter the war and will be permitted to
. lie unharmed in a neutral port.
GERMANY SENDING TROOPS
FROM WEST TO EAST
I LONDON, Aug. 31.?Germany has
( dispatched 160 railway train loads ol
> troops through Belgium from the
^ southwest to the east for the purpose
of stemming the advance of Russia in
r to Germany In the northeastern por
I tlon of Prussia. The Indications nre
> that the troops have been wlthdrnwn
from tho Meuse.
FAIRBANKS WOMAN DIES
ON STEAMSHIP ALAMEDA
> ?
? SEATTLE, Aug. 31.?Mrs. C. M. Dur
J* chla. of Fairbanks, died on the Ala
'* meda yesterday as that steamship
** was proceeding south. The Alamedt
* arrived hero at 6 a. m. Saturda>
<f with the dead woman. Notification ol
?" her death has been forwarded by wire
j* less telegraph
I" ENGLISH SAILORS SAY
ELEVEN CRUISERS SUNK
? LONDON, Aug. 31.?The crews o
tho English ships that were engager
In the recent North sea naval battlr
^ say that practically the entire Ger
man cruiser fleet was engaged by thi
8 British and thnt tho action extender
" from near Cuxhaven to Helgoland
nnd that the Germans lost 11 cruisers
n ,
GERMANS AND AUSTRIANS
SENDING SEIGE GUNS If
?
R ROME, Aug. 31.?Word that comei
from Basel, Switzerland, Is that i
l- great quantity of heavy solgo artlllor;
y s accompanying tho live army corp
r, of Germans and Austrlans that crose
od the Rhine at that place.
RUSSIA
r CONTINUES
i VICTORIES
11 St. Petersburg, Aug. 31.?The
? War Office this afternoon an
nounced that the Russian army
^ in Germany continues to gain
victories, and that the advance
of the troops has not been in
* terfered with.
RUSSIANS USING RAIL
ROADS.
London, Aug. 31.?Dispatches
from St. Petersburg today say
that the Russians are taking up
the German railways in East
Prussia and relaying them to
. conform to the gauge of the
t Russian railroad system so that
I Russian rolling stock may be
used upon them.
DANZIG POPULATION FLEE
r ing.
London, Aug. 31.?A Reuter
. dispatch says the population of
i Danzig, East Prussia, is fleeing
? to Berlin panic stricken to avoid
the Russian occupation.
DEFEAT AUSTRIANS.
St.' Petersburg, Aug. 31.?It is
announced that the Russians
have defeated the Austrians
near Amoscoe with terrific loss.
1,000,000 engaged.
Rome, Aug. 31. ? Dispatches
from Austrian headquarters on
the Sereb state that 1,000,000
men are engaged in battle on the
Austrian-Russian frontier.
The battle line extends from
1 the Vistula river to the Dneister
river, more than 100 miles.
The Russians have penetrated
more than 20 miles into Aus
trian territory.
[
Berlin, Aug. 31. ? It is an
nounced that 2,000,000 Germans
i have volunteered their services
to the country to assist in re
pelling the Russian invasion.
GERMANS TAKE 3U,UUU
PRISONERS.
Berlin, Aug. 31.?It is official- !
ly announced that 30,000 Rus
; sians have been taken prisoners ;
' in East Prussia by the Germans
1 there during the fighting there.
RUSSIANS WIN HAND TO
HAND FIGHT.
London, Aug. 31.?The Chron
icle's St. Petersburg correspond
ent says that the Russians pur
sued the fleeing Germans right
into the very fortresses of Koen
. igsberg and succeeded in the
? confusion of the hand to hand
? fighting in gaining the fortress
) es right on the heels of the ene
t my, and thus securing the com
- mand of the city.
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 31.?With
a long battlo front, resembling an open
- fan extending from the Dnelster river
valley In Austria far Into Northeastern
{ Prussia the Russian army Is fighting
I the combined armies of Austria and
j Gerinnny. The Russian advance,
. which appeared as several nrmles,
} has been connected up with the rein
j forcements until it Is now virtually
a solid phalanx crowding with np
' parently irresistible force against the
two Empires.
Austrians Reinforced.
I I The, three Austrian army corps that
jverc defeated in the preliminary flght
5 fng along the Bug and Lud rivers with
i jheir centers at ZIocow and Tarnapol
y lave been heavily reinforced and are
b bow cooperating with tho Gorman
i. forces that were driven back from
Allenstein.
FRENCH SIP
MAY MOVE
CAPITAL
WASHINGTON,Aug.
31?France is consider
ing the advisibilify of
removing the seat of
government from Paris
to Bordeaux, as a pre
cautionary measure,
according to official
dispatches received this
evening.
LONDON, Aug. 31
The Germans are ad
vancing in force tonight
within sixty miles of
Paris.
ALASKA COAL LEASING
BILL UP IN HOUSE
Washington, Aug. 31. ? The
House began the consideration'
of the Alaska coal land leasing
bill this afternoon.
BEGIN CONCLAVE TO
ELECT NEW POPE
?*?
Rome, Aug. 31.?The conclave
for the election of a new Pope
was inaugurated today.
GERMANS GET REINFORCE'
MENTS.
London, Aug. 31.?It is an
nounced officially that a large
number of German reinforce
ments have arrived on the Prus
sian frontier.
FRENCH ARE FOOLED.
London, Aug. 31.?A corres
pondent of the Chronicle at
Amiens wires:
"It is pitiful to write that
while the Germans are advanc
ing incessantly, the rest of
France believes they are being
held at the frontier."
London, Aug. 31. ? A state
ment issued from the French
embassy indicates that the Al
lies today fell back on Lafere,
20 miles nearer Paris.
YESTERDAY S REVIEW
OE SITUATION
PARIS, Auk. 31.?There was some
consolation in the announcement yes
terday through a few brief bulletins
issued by the War Office reciting var
ious victories by the allied forces at
unnamed sections of the northern bat
tlellne, but the hope that they arous
ed was dissipated by further orders
for continued preparations for a solge
of Paris.
Germans Advancing.
The German advance from the north
reached Guise, in the Department of
Alsne, Saturday, but they were forced
back from there. However, the
French and British again fell back,
and are now 40 miles from Maubeuge,
where the Germans gained a consider
able victory over the British earlier
In the week. It Is believed that the
Germans will proceed along the route
leading through Lafere, 10 miles south
of Guise, and thus avoid the fortifi
cations at Lnon, the capital of the De
partment.
Buildings In Vicinity of Forts Must
be Destroyed.
The fateful order which caused yes
terday to be the most depressing Sun
day In Paris sinco the opening of the
wnr was the demand for the destruct
ion of all buildings outside the forth
and within rango of their guns which
might give cover to the troops of an
approaching army. That such an or
dor must be looked for was stated
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