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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV- NO. 660. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRID^TEPT. 4, 19H. ~= " " PRICE, TEN CENTS FRENCH CONTEMPLATING THE SURRENDER OF PARIS Russian Army Joins the English at Ostend RUSSIA DELIVERS AUSTRIA FATAL WOUND RUSSIA HELPS IN BELGIUM NEW YORK, Sept. 4 -According to inform ation received here 72,000 Russian soldiers have been transferred by transports from Archangel, through the Arctic ocean and the North sea, to Ostend, Belgium, where they have joined the army the British government is mobilizing at that place. The transports stopped at Aberdeen, Scotland, and the troops were transferred to spe cial trains that were waiting for them and taken to English ports and transported across the channel to Ostend. j RUSSIA HELPS SERVIA. London, Sept. 4.?Dispatches: from Copenhagen say that re-; ports received from Berlin con-' firm the information that Russia: has been transporting ammuni tion and arms to the Servians by way of the Danube continuously, and that troops are now being sent there to join the Servians and Montenegrins in the attack on Austria from the south. CHURCHILL WANTED TO SHOOT FIRST ? NEW YORK. Sept. 4?The London correspondent of the New York Tri bune says he was told by a person of authority that Winston Churchill, first lord of the admiralty, wanted to strike at Germany a week before war was declared. He said to the Cabinet: "I hold the Germany navy in the hol low of my hand. War is Inevitable. Germany waits for no declaration of war. Why should we? The main na val force of Germany is In the North sea. almost under the guns of our fleet. Let me give the order and by the week end the German navy will have ceased to exist." By a vote of 11 to 8 the Cabinet re fused. PRESS CENSORSHIP NOW OPERATING IN BUTTE BUTTE. Mont.. Sept. 4.?The Mon tana National Guard has established a censorship over the news that is published in the local papers, and that Is sent out from this place. President McDonald and Vice President Bradley of the Insurgent la bor organization are either in hiding or they have left Butte. The author ities are searching for them. AMERICANS FURNISH COAL TO BRITISH WASHINGTON. Sept. 4.?The Ger man and Austrian representatives in formed the United States government today that they have positive infor mation that two British cruisers are lying ten miles from New York harbor and that they have been receiving coal, provisions and ammnnltlons from vessels fllying the American flag. EXPORTERS HAVE MUCH MONEY TIED UP CHICAGO. Sept. 4.?One Chicago expert says that there Is 116.000.000 tied up in wheat billed to continental markets, which cannot be converted Into cash or its equivalent on account of the lack of Exchange needed for the transference of credits. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?19. Minimum?15. Rainfall?.32 Inch. Cloudy; r&ln. HOLLAND MAYBE ATTACKED NTW YORK. Sept. 4.?Dow, Jones and company published the following item in their News Ticker today: "London.?It is reported at Lloyd's that Germany has sent an ultimatum to Holland. There is no con firmation." GERMANS THREATEN GHENT. London. Sept. 4.?A dispatch to the Chronicle from Ghent says the people there are in a panic over the expected advance of ; the Germans on their city, which is indicated by the per sistent presence of aeroplanes and scouts in that vicinity. It is believed that the Ger mans are now at Termonde, 16 1 miles east of Ghent. The Belgians have flooded the district around Malines to hin der the progress of the German artillery. TURKEY WILL REMAIN NEUTRAL ??? WASHINGTON, Sept. 4. ? A dispatch received today at the Turkish embassy fro mthe gov ernment at Constatinople says that Turkey has not declared war against any Nation and that she will remain neutral. BENEDICT TO HOLD CONSISTORY TUESDAY ROME. Sept. 4.?The coronation of the new Pontiff as Pope Benedict XV, will take place Sunday, Sept 6, and he will hold his first consistory Tues day, September 8. It is announced that he will create two new Cardihols and a Bishop on that occasion. Pope Benedict has a brother who Is an Admiral in the Italian navy, and another who is captain in the army. Something of New Pope. In the ninth ballott the Sacred Col lege of Cardinals elected Cardinal Del la Chiesa, Archbishop of Bologna, Italy, as successor of Pius X. The Cardinal took the name of Benedict XV. The Pope-elect was formerly Nuncio at Madrid, Spain and Archbish op of Bologna., one of the most import ant dioceses of Italy. He was created Cardinal only three months ago, on May 25th, when Pope Pius X, at a se cret consistory created thirteen new | Cardinals. The Sacred College con sisted of 34 Italian and 32 foreign Car dinals. giving to Italy the smallest proportion it has had for centuries. Thereby Pius X broke a strong and old tradition, giving the world another example of his strength of character and breadth of view. The allocution that the Pope delivered then was an earnest plea for social and political peace through the restoration of re ligion. Pope Benedict XV was born near Genoa, in 1S54, and ordained priest In 1S78, after having completed his stud ies in the Capranlcan College and the Academy of Noble Ecclesiastics, Rome. In 1883 he accompanied Mgr. (after wards Cardinal) Rampolla to Madrid i as Auditor of the Papal Nunciature, I and with him he returned to Rome in 1887 to serve as subordinate to the great Sicilian (Cardinal Merry Del Val) on the nomination of the latter as Secretary of State. Mgr. Delia Chi esa remained In the Cardinal's office until 1901, when Pope Leo XIII promot ed him to the post of Substitute to the Papal Secretary of State and Secre tary of the Cipher. On his appoint ment as Archbishop of Bologna in 1907 Pius X honored him by person ally consecrating him In the Sistlne Chapel. Automobile for hire. Careful driver. Call up 57 or 321. 7-9-tf. STRONG PUSHES COAL BILL ? + * ALASKA COAL LEASING ? + BILL IS UP AGAIN + ? * * WASHINGTON. Sept. 4?The + * Alaska cool land leasing bill + + will be taken up by the House + + of Representatives for consid- + + eratlon again tomorrow. ? * + + ?> + * + ?? + * + + + + + + The Alaska coal land leasing bill will come up for consideration In the House of Representatives tomorrow. J. F. A. Strong today received the fol lowing letter from Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior, which has some bearing upon the subject: "I have your letter relative to tho necessity for the opening up of Alas ka coal lands. As you probably know, Congress has passed a special rule whereby our conservation bills may be taken up this session in the House. Among these bills is the Alaska coal leasing bill, and I am hopeful that this will be considered and passed upon be fore Congress adjourns. I am bring ing your letter to the personal atten tion of Mr. Ferris, Chairman of the House committee on public lands, who has these matters in charge." THE PRESIDENT ASK8 CONGRESS FOR WAR TAX WASHINGTON, D. C., Sept 4. President Woodrow Wilson today ad dressed Congress in Joint session, re questing that they enact legislation im posing a war tax that will raise $10, 000,000 annually. He advised against j the issuing of bonds and said the Au gust revenues fell off nearly $11,000, 000 owing to the decrease of impor tations on account of the European war. Decision Reached Yesterday. WASHINGTON. Sept. 4.?Following a visit of Democratic Leader Oscar W. Underwood to President Wood row Wilson yesterday, the President de cided to prepare, and read today be fore a Joint session of the Senate and House, a message asking for $100,000, 000 additional revenue annually to make up for deficiency in tariff col lections resutling from the war, which has caused importations to ceaso. WASHINGTON. Sept.' 4.?It is now believed that Congress will adjourn as soon as the bill providing more rev enues shall have been passed. CARRANZA IS NOT PROVISIONAL PRESIDENT WASHINGTON, Sept. 4.?Speaking of the failure of the United Sates for mally to recognize Gen. Carranza as Povisional President of Mexico, Pres ident Woodrow Wilson yesterday ex plained to callers that, so far as the United States is concerned. Gen. Car ranza is not President or Provisional President of Mexico, but Is temporarily in charge of the government of that country as the head of a successful army, until the government can be turned over from the military to duly elected and qualified civil authorities. SENATOR BORAH OPPOSED TO WILSON CANDIDACY WASHINGTON, D. C., Sept. 4. ? Senator W. E. Borah, of Idaho, read into the Senate record the declaration of the Baltimore Democratic platform for a single Presidential term. The Senator made no comment, but many of the Republican Senators viewed his action as supplementary to Vice President Marshall's declaration re specting the candidacy of President Woodrow Wilson for re-election In 1916. SULZER TO COMPETE FOR PROGRESSIVE NOMINATION ALBANY. N. Y., Sept 4.?Former Gov. William Sulzer, who has already secured the American and Prohibition party nominations for Governor and who haa declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination, will con test with Frederick Davenport for the Progressive party nomination. His friends will ask for Col. Theodore Roosevelt's support for him. AUSTRIA BEATING KFINAL LONDON, Sept. 4,?Dispatch es that are coming from Petro grad continue to add to the mag nitude of the Russian victory in Galicia. The Post's representa tive at Petrograd, telegraphing today, says: "Austria received a fatal wound in Galicia, Of the magnitude of the ?' Russian victory at Lemburg there can be no question. "By this victory Russia has put out of action through death and wounds and prisoners one-quarter of the total Austrian first line troops, and almost one-quar ter of all the artillery equip ment of the Austrian gov ernment has been captured, and will henceforth be used against that country rather than for it. "The Russians now com mand all the roads leading from Galicia into Hungary." GALICIANS WELCOME RUS SIANS. The Galicians warmly wel comed the coming of the Russian troops. They hailed them as de liverers. Citizens of Lemberg and suburbs say the effective ness of the Russian artillery fire was a marvel. HEADQUARTERS AT LEM BERG. London, Sept. 4.? APetrograd special dispatch to the Router's News Agency says the com mander-in-chief has notified the Emperor that the Russians have established headquarters at Lemberg. GRAND DUKE NICHOLAS' REPORT TO CZAR LONDON, Sept. 4?Dispatches re ceived from retrograde last night tell of the receipt of o....cinl dispatch es received by Emperor Nicholas from Grand Duko Nicholas, commander-in chief of the Russian forces In the field, which say that the great victory over the Austrlans was the result of seven days' fighting. The climax came when the Aus trlans were routed after the complete failure of their last desperate assault on the Russian center which was commanded by Gen. Ruzflky. The as sault was determined, and in great force, but it was met by a withering artillery and infantry- flro before which whole regiments melted and disap peared as completely as if swallowed by some cataclysm of the earth. With the failure of the assault, the Russian horse and auto artillery charges soon changed the retreat into a rout, in which the whole army par ticipated. The great Austrian army in Gallcla was cop-operating with the two Ger man armies that were facing Bresleau and seeking to envelope the Russians in Russian Poland. The planB Mow ever, have met with a series of dis asters covering tho Inst ton days' operations, and terminated in com plete rout after the ill-fated attempt was made by the AustrianB to pierce the Russian center. The maneuvers of the Russian for ces and the victories they have sus tained in Southern Galicia and Boko wlna have ma'do the reinforcement and reorganization of the Austrian forces into a formidable army to meet the great Russian army remote. AMERICANS MAY START RAISING DRUG PLANTS WASHINGTON, Sept. 4.?Importers of drugs believe that war prices will stimulate the growing of drug plants In the United States, owing to tho curtailment of chemicals from Europe. (NAME MEN TO MAKE STATUTES For Senator ? M. J. O'Connor, of | Douglas. For Representatives ? William E. Brltt, of Juneau; John Q. Held, of Ju neau; John R. Heckman, of Ketchi kan; Arthur G. Shoup, of Sitka. The nonpartisan convention com pleted its labors last night by nomin ating the forgoing as candidates for tho Territorial legislature to be voted for at the November election, and by the adoption of a platform and central divisional committee to manage tho campaign and with power tfj fill va cancies on tho ticket should any oc cur. The central committee consists of the following: Chlchagoff?F. A. Hills; Douglas?M. S. Hudson; Juneau?R. A. Gunnison;-Ketchikan?Richard Bu shell, Jr.; Petersburg?E. P. Refllng; Sitka?Dr. J. W. Johnson; Treadwell ?D. J. Klnzle; Wrangoll?J. G. Grant; Hoonah?R. A. Dawson; Excursion In let?John Olson. It was perhaps tho most harmonious convention ever held In Juneau. Much of tho work had evidently been per formed at the caucus held during the nfternoon, following the morning ses sion. The temporary organization, with Representative Arthur 0. Shoup, of Sitka, as chairman, and D. J. Kin zio, of Treadwell, as secretary, was made permanent, nod the work of the convention moved along llko well oiled machinery. The reports of tho committees on credentials, order of business and platform, respectively, were adopted without a dissenting voice, and the important part In the order of busi ness was quickly roached. Douglas was first on the list to name her choice for tho Senate and Charles A. Hopp, of the Douglas Is land News, presented the "Favorite Son" of the island city, Mayor M. J. O'Connor, in a very neat and earnest speech, which was warmly received. The other delegates had no candidates and tho choice of Mr. O'Connor's nom ination was made unanimous. For the House of Representatives James McKannn presented the namo of William F,. Brltt of Juneau; R. A. Gunnison nominated John G. Held of Juneau; Richard Bushell, nominated John R. Heckman, of Ketchikan; George E. Howard presented tho namo of D. Smith Harris, of Ketchikan; Ed. C. Russell, nominated Representative Arthur G. Shoup of Sitka. When Wrangcll was reached Mr. Busholl, who held tho proxies for that (Continued on Pago 3.) 4 4 4- 4 4 4 * 4 ?> 4 -j. + 4 4 4 4 4 4 4. 4 53 KILLED IN RIOT 4 4 ON GERMAN VESSEL 4 * 4 4 NEW YORK, Sept 4.?Three + 4 officers and 50 members of the 4 4 crew and passengers were kill- 4 4 ed in tho course of a riot on 4 4 board tho Gorman stoamshlp 4 4 Blucher in tho harbor of Per- 4 4 nambuco, Brazil, yesterday. 4 4 4 44444444444444^44 TURNER ACCUSES CHAS. G. HEIENER SEATTLE. Sept. 4.?Former United States Senator George Turner yester day accused Charles G. Heifner, re garded as the leader of the progres sive element of the Dcmocfintlc party in this State, with attempt at bribery. He said that Heifner had offered him a place in the President's Cabinet if he would transfer bis support in the ante-convention fight of two years ago from the candidate be was sup porting to the one that "Heifner claim ed to represent." Senator Turner supported the can didacy of Speaker Champ Clark, and Charles G. Heifner was the leader of the supportors of Woodrow Wilson. REFUGEES ARRIVING ON BRITISH SOIL LONDON, Sept. 4.?Two thousand refugees from Ostend, Belgium, and Dieppe, France, landed In England to day. FRENCH SAY ATTACK IS CHECKED PARIS, Sept. 4.?The official announcement was made this morning that the enem/s offen sive movements have been checked some place, and that hereafter the French aeroplanes will engage the Germans that have been dropping bombs into the city every day. It was stat ed that the air would be kept free of the Germans, especially those of the armored type. ALLIES RESISTING VAL IANTLY. London, Sept. 4.?The corres pondent of the Telegraph, wiring from Forges, 25 miles northeast of Rouen, says the Allies are con tinuing to show valiant resist ence to the overwhelming forces of the enemy. They are compell ed, by sheer force of numbers, to fall back. The German army has gradu ally narrowed as it draws nearer to Paris until it has become an arrowhead or V shaped mass pointing in the direction of Par is, the point of the wedge being constanly renewed by the forces from the rear as it has been forced into the French lines. NO EVIDENCE OF CHECK. LONDON, Sept. 4.?There is no satisfactory evidence at hand to show that the persist ent advance of the Germans on Paris has been appreciably checked. The Germany army, at least at one point, is within 20 miles of the outer fortifications of Paris, according to late ad vices received here. However, the hopefulness of the situation comes from the courage, confidence and spirit of the French and British officers and troops. They have been de feated at no point, and, though they have fallen back, they are constantly conscious of the cir cuimstance that they have in flicted punishment to the enemy unprecedented in history. ABANDON WEST BELGIUM. LONDON, Sept. 4.?Germans have abandoned West Belgium. The circumstances indicate that they are reinforcing their army that is operating against Paris and strengthening their lines of communications with their base of supplies to provide against^an attack from the rear. VEIL OF SECRECY. LONDON, Sept. 4. ? An al most impenetrable veil of secre cy has been drawn over the movements of the Western ar mies of the Allies and their ene my and the fighting north of Paris. It has been harder to get information during the last 24 hours than at any time since the war began. GERMANS CONTINUE AEROPLANE ATTACKS Paris, Sept. 4.?Another German avi ator flew over this city today hurling bombs upon the buildings below. Ri flemen opened Arc on him from the forts and from the Eiffel tower but as the under side of his aeroplane was armored, the bullets produced no im pression. A number of French avia tors ascended to engage him in the air but seeing himself outnumbered tho Gorman veered his inachino and escaped. The French aviators pursued him for some distance. FRENCH MAY GIVE UP PARIS BERLIN, Sept 4~ The city is all decked with flags to express the joy of the people in the confidence thatnoth ing can stay the advance of the German Western army, and save France from defeat. PARIS CONSIDERS SURREN- - DER. London, Sept. 4?In a dispatch from Rouen the correspondent f the Chronicle says it is learned from reliable sources that the French authorities are seriously considering the surrender of the city to the Germans to avoid its destruction from artillery fire. This will only be done, the correspondent declares, in case the outer line of the Paris de fenses are penetrated by the in vaders. The Rritish, French and Bel gian wounded are being removed from Paris to other cities. PEOPLE DESERT CAPITAL. There is a great exodus of the populace from the French capital to the south. Tens of thousands of Parisians have taken refuge. Those leaving are chiefly wom en and children who have taken advantage of the free trains placed at the disposal of citizens' committees. The government is anxious to free the city and its environments of non-combatants who might hamper military op erations. Most of those leaving the city are going to South or West France. The military governor of the city has placed at the disposal of the citizens 15 trains of 25 cars each, and they will be operated today, tomorrow and Sunday to convey refugees to points out side of the military zone. NEWSPAPERS MOVE. The principal newspapers of Paris have transferred their of fices and much of their equip ment to Bordeaux where news agencies have established head quarters. They retain offices and correspondents in Paris. GERMANS RENEW ATTACK. London, Sept. 4.?Information received here from Chantily, 17 miles north of Paris, says the German attack on the French and British defenses began again at noon today. The cannonading is so severe that the vibrations are breaking the windows in Chantilly. / GERMAN WOUNDED POUR INTO BRUSSEL8 OSTEND, Sept. 4. ? According to advices from Brussels train load after train load of German wounded are ar riving from tho south. All Wodncsday night and Thursday morning they poured into the city until all the hos pitals and buildings of the city were filled. ? The Germans have forbidden all traf fic on the Boulevard Botanlque in or der to prevent the public from witness ing the arrival of the wounded men. BALTIC SEA IS NOW FREE FOR COMMERCE WASHINGTON, Sept 4.?The Ger man government has informed Ameri can Ambassador James W. Gerard that the Baltic sea is not blockaded and that there 1b nothing to hinder ocean traffic between Germany and neutral countries.