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VOL. IV., NO. 561. JUNEAU, ALA3EA, SATURDAY,^. 6,1914. ?? pfflCB, TEN CENTS GERMANS LET UP ON PARIS AND MOVE ON RUSSIA Kaiser's Enemies Will Stand Together VICTORIOUS RUSSIANS MOVE ON PRUSSIA TAKING ADVANTAGE OF VICTORY LONDON, Sept. 5 Russia is making every effort to take full ad vantage of the crushing defeat sheinflicted upon Austria at Lemberg. While there has been some talk today of a general Russian move ment on Budapest, re ports late today indicate that she is turning her attention to Germany, and moving her forces that have been released in Galicia to the north ward into Prussia to meet the reinforcements that are coming there. AUSTRIAN DEFEAT GETS WORSE. ROME. Sept. 5.?Sanz Oroff, the Russian embassy here, say i ing that the Austrian defeat at Lemberg was greater than at first supposed. In addition to more than 25,000 dead left on the battlefied, there were 200 cannon, many flags, ammuni tion, carriages and thousands of horses. Among the killed were the Austrian General-in-Chief and his staff. Russians Again Invade Austria. The Minister says the Rus sians have invaded Austria with another army from Toqscow. Russians Move North. LONDON, Sept. 5.?A Vienna dispatch says that the Russians, following their great victory at Lemberg, have begun a north ward movement against the Au strian Generals Aufenberg and Dankel, who have been operat-i ing successfully against Lublin1 and Zjamonac. REVOLUTION IN AUSTRIA. LONDON, Sept. 5.?A Rome dispatch says that a revolution-1 ary movement is under way in Bosnia. Herzegovina, Bohemia, and Hungary against Austria-: Hungary. WAR CAUSES COAL MINERS TO RESUME PHILADELPHIA. Sept 5.?The Eu ropean war has created such a demand ' for anthracite coal that several Schuylkill county colliers which were closed indefinitely last spring are pre paring to reopen this month. KING OF BELGIUM IS SLIGHTLY WOUNDED LONDON. Sept. 5.?King Albert of Belgium, while leading troops near Antwerp, was slightly wounded by a German shell today, according to an Antwerp dispatch. FRENCH CROPS ARE NEARLY ALL HARVESTED ?? BORDEAUX, Sept. 5.?The French government announces that wheat crop throughout France has been har vested and that cutting of oats is well advanced. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: J Maximum?50. Minimum?45. Rainfall?.43 inch. Cloudy; rain. GERMANS LOSE MANY SOLDIERS COPENHAGEN. Sept. 5. ? Dispatches from Berlin say the Germans admit that the Nation mourns 100,000 dead that prob ably five times that number have been severely wounded since the beginning of the war. LOSS 200,000 BEFORE PARIS. LONDON, Sept. 5. ? The Daily Mail's correspondent and military authorities at the front, wiring from Geores, a French town near Bauvais, north of Paris, estimates the Allies loss in the movement against Paris has been 40,000 men, and that the German loss has been 200, 000. He says the Germans have lost at the least 20 per cent, of the million men engaged in the turning movement. He says: "Sheer weight of numbers has pushed the Germans forward at the amazing rate of 25 miles a day. The Germans have shown no superiority in artillery or anywhere else. The rapidity of their advance has been due largely to the?r use of automo biles for transportation. FOX BURNS AND IS TOTAL LOSS ? ? The gasoline boat Fox. formerly car rier of the U. S. mall on the Juneau Kake mail route, was burned to the waters edge and is a total loss five miles off the north end of Douglas island at 10:30 last night. Capt. A. A. Gabbs, owner, and Arthur Nordley and Sty Anderson, other members of the crew who were aboard at the time, reached Juneau this afternoon. The origin of the lire is unknown. It was first noticed In the engine room and it moved so quickly after discover)' that the crew barely had time to launch a dory. They saved nothing except the clothes on their backs. They watched around for hours and then went to the beach. Later they caught Ole Orson's Thel ma passing and came to Juneau. The Fox had a cargo aboard des tined for Lituya bay, but owing to trouble with the engines started back to Juneau after reaching Dundas bay for repairs. The Fox was considered one of the best gasoline boats in the service of this country. She carried $3,000 in surance. BOSTON TAKES LEAD IN NATIONAL LEAGUE NEW YORK. Sept. 6.?The Boston baseball team closes the week in the lead for tho National League pennant. The superb work of Pitcher "Bill" James is given most of the credit for the rapid transit of the Boston team from the cellar to the top. ENGLISH ATLANTIC LINERS UNARMED WASHINGTON, Sept. 5.?The Brit ish government has directed that no British passenger ship plying between the United States and the United Kingdom shall carry guns or arms of any kind. ENGLAND CANNOT AFFORD TO AFFRONT AMERICANS LONDON. Sept. 5. ? The London Daily Chronicle warns the English government of the danger of England's becoming embroiled with the United States over questions of contraband of war. It says England cannot afford to affront a friendly people, as the Americans unquestionable are, at a time when Great Britain needs friends. GATES' ESTATE IS LARGER THAN THOUGHT ST. PAUL, Minn.. Sept. 5.?Charles G. Gates, who died October 2S last, at Cody. Wyoming, had a total estate appraised at $7,500,000. The estate is about twice as large as he was thought to have left. PARIS IS READY fOR THEENEMY PARIS, Sept. 5.?Emil Am und, president of the finance committee of the Senate, and an authority on military affairs, declared today to newspapermen that for a circumference of 150 miles Paris is an entrenched camp, defended by 1,000 guns of large calibre, perfectly shelter ed, and capable of cross fire so as to defend all approaches to the city. The batteries, he said, are connected with supply de pots by miles of narrow guage railway tracks. These defenses are capable of making room for thousands of pieces of light artillery and ma chine guns and infantry. Paris, he says, is as secure from cap ture by assault as it is possible for men and money to make it. AMERICAN SAYS THINGS ARE BAD IN GERMANY ?+? NEW YORK. Sept 5.?F. H. Harri son, an American traveler returning from abroad, says: "Cdhdftlons In Germany are simply awful, although the war party keeps up an appearance of optimism. All kinds of foods have advanced 60-%, and feeling exists that the supply will not last long. It will be over by Oct. 1, one man said to me in Berlin. En thusiasm is kept up among the peo ple by military bands, newspaper ar ticles and street speeches. There is a dearth of ready money. I found it impossible to get change for a flfty mark note at hotels and restaurants. Many of them refuse German bank notes and have signs up announcing that no money except gold and silver will be accepted." GOV. BALDWIN TO RUN FOR SENATOR NEW HAVEN. Con.. Sept. 5.?Gov. Simeon E. Baldwin, twice elected Gov ernor of Connectlcutt, has announced his candidacy for the Democratic nom ination for United States Senator to succeed Senator Frank B. Brandegeo, Republican. The Governor reviews his record as Chief Executive of the State for the last four years and mentions the fact that Conecticut nominated him for President at the Baltimore Conven tion two years ago. 'T venture to think," the statement says, "that 1 should be able to repre sent the Interests of the State in the Senate fairly well." JAPANESE PARLIAMENT CONVENES EXTRA SESSION TOKYO, Sept. 5?The Japanese Par liament convened in special session today. War measuros will be consid ered. JAPS PUT OUT CABLE TO GERMAN POSSESSIONS TOKYO, Sept. 5.?Japan has bom barded and destroyed the German ca ble and wireless station on the is land of Yap, cutting off all of Ger many's island possessions in the Pa cific. JAPAN CONDUCTING VERY CHEAP WAR LONDON, Sept. 6.?A Tokyo special says that the war appropriation which is to be submitted to Diet will bo be tween $7,500,000 and $10,000,000. WASHINGTON DEALERS MUST FACE TRIALS WASHINGTON. Sept. 5. ?Thirty two Federal Indictments were return ed yesterday against local concerns for increasing food prices. SEATTLE EXPERIENCES SLIGHT EARTHQUAKE SEATTLE, Sept 5.?An earth quake shock of fire seconds duration was felt at 1:50 o'clock this morning at this place. ENTENTE WILL EIGHT TO FINISH LONDON, Sept. 5 Great Britain, France and Russia today signed a treaty in which it was agreed that none of the countries will make peace with Germany or Austria without the consent of all three of them. The action of the nations of the Triple Entente in form ing a complete union to con tinue until the close of the war, according to a statement made in which representa tives of all countries join, means that the war will not terminate until Germany has been crushed. ENGLAND'S DUTY IS CRUSH GERMANY LONDON, Sept. 5.?Speaking In the Commons yesterday, Premier Asquifh, referring to Germany as a "barbarian" nation, said that her levies were made for "buccaneering" purposes. He con cluded: "Germany's ultimate aim is to crush the independence of Belgium, Holland and Switzerland. "It is Great Britain's duty to crush this aggression. We must do It oven If it is necessary to use the Empire's last resources." Opposition Agrees With Asquith. Following the speech of the Prlmo Minister, Andrew Bonar Law, leader of the opposition and Asquith's chief political opponent, said: "Germany drew her sword against the Nations of Europe, and I hope the accursed spirit for which the Kiilser stands will perish forever." Asquitn Reiterates Position. LONDON, Sept. 5. ? Premier As quith, head of the British government, speaking at a meeting at Guild Hall yesterday, for the purpose of encourag ing enlistments in the British army, said: "I would rather see Britain blotted out from history than to be a silent witness to Germany's triumph of force over the law and freedom." Britain Is to Have 600,000 In Field. LONDON, Sept. 5.?The British gov ernment decided yesterday that. It will be necessary for Great Britain to continue sending troops to Franco until It has 600,000 men in the field on the Continent, and that it will fur ther be necessary to be prepared to keep the field army recruited to that numbor at least. The action was tak en upon the advice of Gen. Kitchener, who says the war might last three years or longer. Whilo the war office will not give figures, newspaper oxperts estimate that Great Britain now has nearly 300,000 men in Europe, and possibly more than that. 4? + + + ??> 4* 4? ? 4? 4> 4> 4? 4? ? + ?> + + FIRST THROUGH TRAIN + + OUT OF PRINCE RUPERT * 4. 4 4. PRINCE RUPERT, Sep.t 5. 4 4* ?The first through train for 4? 4> the East leaves from Prince Ru- 4* 4? pert today. The train will car- 4 4- ry sleeper and dining car and 4 4* will go straight through to 4? 4? Winnepeg. 4> 4- This established Prince Ru- 4? 4- pert as a Pacific Coast through 4 + railroad terminus. 4* 4- 41 4- 4. 4- 4- 4* ?> 4? 4? 4? 4? 4- 4* 4* ?> 4> GERMANY ASKS HER PEOPLE TO ECONOMIZE AMSTERDAM, Sept. 5.?It is said that the German government has 1b sued circulators calling on people to j economize their supplies of petroleum, gasolene and eggs. GERMANY MOVES MEN EASTWARD LONDON, Sept. 5?Dispatch es from Copenhagen, Berlin, Petrograd and Paris all tell of a general movement of German troops from the West toward the Eastward for the purpose of meeting the Russian advance. There is no doubt but that the defeat of Austria by the Russians has thoroughly scared Berlin, and that hundreds of thousands of men are being withdrawn from Belgium, Al sace, Lorraine and France for service in the East. FIVE CORPS AT VISTULA Paris, Sept. 5.?Five German army corps have arrived at the Vistula river, according to ad vices received here through Rome. These corps were withdrawn largely from Belgium and North France. They were brought east to oppose the advance of the Russians. Matin says the westward movement of German troops probably explains the check that has occurred in the attacks on the armies that are defending Paris. TROOPS USE ALL TRAINS. London, Sept. 5.?A Copem hagen dispatch says: "The General German military staff, controlling railways, states that the principal lines of rail ways in Germany will be closed for ,the present, so that in the German section the main com munication between Berlin and the Scandinavian countries and the continent via Gjordser and Warneinunde is again shut down. All the rolling stock, it is believed, is wanted for moving large bodies of troops to the eastward. MOVING FROM ALSACE AND LORRAINE. "Further indications are that the troops are being withdrawn from Alsace and Lorraine. All the German railroads are now closed to civil traffic, and land communication from Ber lin to Copenhagen is stopped." CANNOT EXAGGERATE IMPORTANC EOF VICTORY LONDON, Sept. 5.?Additional stor ies of the titanic struggle which re sulted in the expululon of the Aus trian army from Poland and Its dis aBterous defeat at Lemberg show that the Importance of the victory to Russia and her allies cannot be ex aggerated. The victory gives Russia possession of the entire province of Gal Ida. with its rich valleys and friendly population, and prostrates Austria to such an extent that she has ceased to be a tormable factor In the war. The Russians now occupy Ceron wltcli, the capital of the province of Bukowina, and the control of the pro vince of the province and destruction of the troops In It is a matter for a few days. It Is estimated hero that the Rus sian victories in Austria will permit Russia to sond three quarters of a million more trained troops against the Germans in Prussia, and the dan ger to Berlin has been made more than ever pronounced. Germans Try to Spur Austrlans On. IX)NDON. Sept. 5.?News has been received from Vienna that a German army corps was hurriedly transferred to Galicia to hold tho Austrlans again st the Russians in that province. Tho Gerrannr, will endeavor to save the Austrian army from going to pieces, and induce it to again engage the Rus sians. GERMANS PASSING PARIS UP PARIS, Sept. 5?The most im portant strategical movement of the war is taking place today within 20 miles of the northern outer fortifications of the city. The straight attack upon Paris has, apparently, been abandon ed, and the German columns are veering off toward the east and south. This movement, it is thought, is for the purpose of making more complete the separation of the Allies' left winf, which has been defending the city, and the connected army that is guarding the northeastern fron tier. GERMAN TROOPS ARE IN FIELD NOW LONDON, Sept. 5.?Returning Con tinental tourists say that at the end of last month there were not fower thnn 1,000,000 German soldiers In Metz and the gigantic military camps surrounding It All but 200,000 have been drawn ofT, either for the cam paign in the Vosges or for the Luxem burg and Bolglan oxp'ondltfons. PASS ALASKA COAL LAND BILL WASHINGTON, Sept. 6.?The Alas ka coal land leasing bill passed the House of Representatives today, and goes to the Senate for its action. Wickersham Telegraphs News. President H. J. Fisher, of the Juneau Commercial Club, recoived a dispatch from Delegate James Wickersham an nouncing the passage of the coal leas ing bill this afternoon. PRINCE RUPERT IS NOW SAFE. PRINCE RUPERT, Sept. 1.?On the order of the military authorities in structions were Issued last week to the local coal dealers to stop the Im portation of coal-by sea in British bottoms. Following this order nego tiations were taken up with the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company to bring in coal from the east, but noth ing of a satisfactory nature has been reached through these overtures. However, this result is now im material, as the mayor has today re ceived Instructions from the military authorities that coal merchants can now resume the importation of coal by sea as usual, as Prlnco Rupert is now deemed to be absolutely safe.?Prince Rupert Empire. PARIS FLOODED WITH SMALL CURRENCY BILLS PARIS, Sept. 5.?Paper notes of 50 centimes, one franc and two franca are being printed under the authorlza ovornment by the Paris Chamber of Commerce to supply change. The first Issue amounts to 10.000,000 francs ($2,000,000). This fractional currency can be exchanged at the Bank of France for largo bills. FRENCH AND GERMAN RESERVISTS FRATERNIZE NEW YORK. Sept. 5.?With 200 French and German reservists, ming ling like old friends In the steerage of the Spanish steamer Montserrat, reached New York yesterday on their way to Cadiz, Spain, from Havana and Vera Cruz. The Montserrat sailed for Cadiz today. The reservists were not permitted to land In Now York. From Cadiz, the Fronch reservists will go to France and the Germans to their country. PRESIDENT HAS WAR MAP IN CABINET ROOM WASHINGTON. Sept. 5.?A large war map, studded with pins to indicate the armies of the Triple Alliance and the Triple Entente, has been placed In the Cabinet room of the White House so the President and his advisers may see how the campaigns in Europe are progressing. ATTACK ON PARIS CEASES LONDON, Sep.5-The British and French Min isters of War announce today that most of the German right wing has been checked and forced to retire on the St Quen tine river, some thirty miles northwest ofLaon. Meanwhile the Ger mans are seemingly pre paring to make a gigan tic attack upon Chalons and Verdun. BRITISH DISLIKE RETREAT ING. London, Sept. 5.? A corres pondent of the Telegraph, wir ing from Ferrieres, near Paris, sends (he following: "Our men, though cheerful, are angry at the continued re treat of the army. They do not understand the necessity for it. They contend that the British have won every engagement in which they have been engaged in anything like great numbers. "The men are amazed, howev er, at the unending number of Germans in the field. They say 'the more of them we kill the more there seems to be ofthem, but if we ever get" them in the open it's good night.' "The fighting along the line of the German advance has been incessant and desperate, and the loss to the Germans severe." SEVERE FIGHTING IN LOR RAINE. Bordeaux, Sept. 5.?The War Office reports that in Lorraine and Vosges the fighting has been severe all week with alter nating fortunes. It is also announced that the forts at Maubeuge continue to resist the prolonged bombard ment. GERMANY'S REAR IS DANGEROUSLY WEAK WASHINGTON. Sept. 5.?An Ant werp cable says the line of communi cation between the Gorman army and base of supplies Is surprisingly weak. The Germans have thrown their whole force forward, trusting to the success of a quick strike to make up for weak protection of lines of communication. There are Indications now that the line is being strengthened. DIVINE SARAH TURNS THEATRE INTO HOSPITAL PARIS, Sept. 5.?Mmo. Sarah Bern hardt has returned to Paris from Bello Isle, on the coast of Brittany, with the object of turning her thea thre into a hospital as she did In 1870. She has not quite recovered from her recent accident Her son has left Paris to Join the French army. GERMAN SHIP DEFEATS BRITISH CRUI8ER NEW YORKfl Sept 6.?The Ger | man cruiser Karlsruhe badly disabled the British cruiser Bristol in a sea engagement off the coast of Haytl, ac cording to information received hero today. IOWA MAN HEADS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC DETROIT, Sept. 6.?The Frand Army of the Republic, which closed Its annual encampment here last night elected David J. Palmer, of Iowa, to be its commander-in-chief for the next year. Washington, D. C.. was selected as the place for the next encampment.