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I THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 567. _ JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, SEPT. 12, 1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS GERMANS OVERWHELMINGLY BEATEN WEST AND EAST Allies' Victory In Paris Battle Complete NO HOPE FOR AUSTRIA'S GALICIAN ARMY - ? 'J: -.?Vfr/s-v-.l.,?t i* BIG ARMY OF AUSTRIA IS DOOMED Petrograd, Sept. 12? In the second battle in Galicia the Austrians have lost 130,000 men. PETROGRAD, Sept. 12?In addition to inter cepting the German re inforcoments t o t h e combined Austrian and German army in West Galicia, the Russians, driving in between the two wings of the Aus trian army, have cut off the right wing operat ing nearTomaszow, and and it is routed and fly ing in the utmost dis- j order. nr* .? -l n i 1 with a column or tnei Russians on both sides of it, and another army driving the Germans northward on the west bank of the Vistula river, this Austrian German army is com pletely surrounded. From the front the Russians have demand that this right wing surrender at the price of complete annihila tion. Russian army has got behind this retreating army with guns and the situation is desperate. RUSSIANS CONTINUE SUCCESSES IN EAST PET ROC RAD. Sept. 12.?The Rus sians have continued their sucesses in Russian Poland, West Galicin and Bokowlna. The German forces, which had gain ed foothold In Russian Pouand af ter the retreat of the Austrians from there, were defeated yesterday in sev eral places and the Russians occupied several towns after indicting severe losses. There are now practically no Germans in Russian Poland so far as can be ascertained here. The Russian occupation of Buko wina Is being prosecuted without ma terial opposition. niuaun vciuts ruoi?u SAVINGS BANK BILL WASHINGTON. Sept. 12?President Woodrow Wilson today vetoed the bill designed to raise the limit for individ ual deposits in the postal banks of the country to $1,000. because the bill as passed contained a provision, re pealing a section of the new bank ing law. MANY LEAVING INTERIOR FOR PANAMA EXPOSITION FAIRBANKS. Sept. 12.?Many Fair banks people are leaving for the out side for the purpose of attending, the Panama Exposition in San Francisco next spring. Most of them will re turn to the. Interior next summer. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?53. Minimum?42. Rainfall?.41 inch. Partly cloudy: rain. i RUSSIANS | STOP HELP TO GAIICIA Petrograd, Sept. 12. ? The i juncture of the German troops; that are coming from the north toward Cracow and the Austri-; an and German forces in Gali eia has been prevented by the interposition of Russian forces between them, and the German advance has been pursued for miles along the west bank of the' Vistula, the distance between them and the Austrians is be coming greater and greater. SUFFERING AS NO ARMY SINCE NAPOLEON. London, Sept. 12.?The Petro grad correspondent of the Lon don Post, referring to the re treating army of the Austrians and Germans, says: "Without rations, the retreat ing Austrians and Germans are wollowing through marshes and swollen rivers surrounded on all sides by the enemy, hammered in the rear wjth artillery and cavalry, and Cossacks harrass ing their flanks. It is enduring punishment more severe than ever was inflicted upon a beaten army since Napoleon's disas trous retreat from Moscow." "The Germans and Austrians! have lost the bulk of their sup-' plies of all kinds, and the men must be in a starving condition." ? GOV. STRONG SAVES CHISANA POSTOFFICE The Chisana postoffice is not to be discontinued. Today Gov. J. F. A. Strong received cable advices from Washington. D. C.. stating that the order to discontinue the office had been rescinded by the department. Only a short while ago the Gover nor's office received notice that the office would be discontinued after September 15. Gov. Strong entered a strong protest against the discontin uance .of/the postoffice at this time, urging that the service be continue^ at least until the end of the year. If the order had not been rescinded there would have been no way to get mail in or out of the Chisana section ex cept by private service, because the order discontinuing the postoffice would have carried with it the dis continuance of the emergency fund which supports the mail service to Chisana. Latest reports from that section are that upwards of 200 men will spend the winter in the Chisana and these men would have been put to the hard ship of maintaining their own service or to go without any if the order had prevailed. SURVEY CREWS LEAVING 'FAIRBANKS FOR OUTSIDE FAIRBANKS. Sept. 12.?Four of the railroad surveys from the coast to the intereior have been finished and the crews will leave for the outside in a few days. They are taking all their data with them and the maps of the routes will be made in Seattle. WHITE PASS REFUSES TO CARRY GERMANS FAIRBANKS, Sept. 12.?The Amer ican-Yukon Navigation company this morning issued order to their agents and oificers to accept no German or Austrian passengers on their up stream boats which pass through Ca nadian territory. BELGIUM HAS BECOME ONE GRAVEYARD BOSTON. SepL 12?Richard Hardl Iq* Davis, in the Globe, says the Ger mans have made a graveyard of Bel gian countryside between Brussels and Aix-la-Chappelle. BELGIANS WINNING MFIEID LONDON, Sept. 12.?An offi cial announcement was received from Antwerp which says: "Operations that have been un dertaken by our field army against the German Forces, masking the fortified position at Antwerp, have been signally successful. The first fruit of our operations was the capture yesterday of Aershot, where the Germans had fortified them selves. "The operations were contin ued today with method and suc cess. Our army is advancing continualy, and is inflicting im portant losses on the Germans' work. Our new field guns have proved decisive." The Third French army corps has captured a vast amount of artillery and thousands of pris oners. ? BRITISH CROSS ANOTHER RIVER* London. Sept* 12.?It was of ficially announced today that-the British had crossed the Ourcq river during the night and are in hot pursuit of the enemy this morning, exactly the same course that was adopted at the Marne. FOUR BELGIANS GUARANTEE WAR TAX LONDON, Sept. 12. ? A Dispatch from The Hague says the four richest men In Belgium have guaranteed ttlfe payment to Germany of the war tax which the Germans levied against Brussels. These are Ernest Solvay, the alkali king; Baron Lambert, Bel gian representative of tho Rothchllds; Raoul Warocque, mine owner; and Baron Empain, railway magnate. NON-PARTISAN TICKET FOR FOURTH DIVISION COMPLETED FAIRBANKS, Sept 12?The Non Partisans of the Fourth Division fin ished their convention here last night 0. P. Gaustad, of Cleary, was nom inated for Senator E, B.. Collins, of Fox, and Dan Driscoll, of Fairbanks, were nominated to succeed them selves in the House, and A. E. Mallby, of Iditarod and Ci K.-Snow, of Ruby, were also nominated for Representa tives. CITY OF SEATTLE SAILS NORTH. SEATTLE. Sept. 12.?The City of Seattle left for the North at 9 o'clock last night with the following passen gers for Juneau and Dougl&a: For Juneau?Mrs. Agnes Norman and two children, Mrs. Peter Taft, A. N. Phelps. C. C. Burke and wife, Sam uel Knutsen and two steerage. For Douglas?Mrs. I. Saloum and two children. FAIRBANKS FAIR FINISHED ?SHIPPING STUFF SOUTH ? FAIRBANKS. SepL 12.?The Annual Industrial Fair closed here last Thurs day. The fair was the most success ful one ever given In Fairbanks. Most of the exhibits are being packed up and will - be shipped to Seattle and San Francisco for purposes of exhi bition in-the States. ACCUSED ALA8KAN REACHES SEATTLE ON WAY NORTH ?+? SEATTLE, Sept 12.?W. R. Rogers, accused of killing N. H. Wlxon near Haines, arrived from Chicago today In charge of an officer. OT" I /Mile ADDAIIAPa o i ? wvuisi nnnniiur.o TO HANDLE COTTON ST. LOUIS, Sept. 12. ? Arrange ments have been comploted In St. Louis for insuring the validity and integrity of cotton warehouse certi ficates. Warehouse facilities for 250, 000 bales have been found and St Louis banks have agreed to loan $35 on each bale. 1,000,000 BRITISH for? London, Sept. 12. ? Winston Churchill, first Lord of the Ad miralty, in an address yester day evening: said that the Brit ish government has decided to put 1,000,000 men in arms on the Continent and to keep that num ber in the field until the end of the war. WAR TO THE DEATH. Concluding his speech Church ill said: "This was was not of our seeking, but it has come in spite of our efforts toward European peace- It is now a contest that involves either Britain's life or Germany's. There will be no peace until the result is so de cisive that it will be lasting." CARRANZA AND VILLA UNDERSTAND MEXICO CITY. Sept. 12.?Gon. Car ranza announced this morning that Gen. Villa is entirely In harmony with the administration in its efforts to Bubordiuate all portions of Mexico and all authority in the country to that of the government. Gen. Carranza said that if there are differences between the government's position of Gen. Villa upon them they question of Gen. Villa upon them they are recognized by the government and Gen. Villa as matters for adjust ment In the regular constitutional manner, and do not in any wise in volve the questions of governmental nuthorlty or personnel. He said that so far as the problems that concern the government's immediate attention are involved, there Is perfect under standing and agreement between them. Concluding. Gen. Carranzn said: "We are both for peace, for the dis armament of all except the recog nized soldiers of tho Republic, for the resumption of general business and in dusrlal activities, and tho recognition of the authority of tho government at Mexico City." 4 44444444 444444444 4 4 4 NOMINATION HANGS 4 4- IN THE BALANCE 4 4 - - 4 4. SEATTLE. Sept. 12. ? The 4 4 race between former Senator 4 4 Geo. Turner and Judge W. W. 4 + Black for the Democratic nom- ? 4 (nation for United States Sena- 4 4 tor on the Democratic tickot la 4" 4 so close that It will require the 4 4 official count to determine the 4 4 victor. . 4 4 4 4444444444444444 SENATE PASSES BILL INCREASING CURRENCY ? -4? WASHNIGTON. Sept. 12?The Unit States Senate yesterday evening pass ed tho bill increasing the amount of asset currency authorized under re cent legislation. The bill had already passed the House. It increases tho maximum amount of now currency that may bo Issued by approximately $1,000,000,000. SOLDIERS DEFEAT CIVILIANS IN BASEBALL TOURNAMENT ?4? .FAIRBANKS, Sept. 12.?Tho Fort Gibbon ball team, which has been playing a series of games this week with tho Fairbanks team, won the championship yesterday afternoon by defeating- the local team In the third game. Before yesterday each team had one victory to its credit. BRITISH GOVERNMENT TAKES OVER"WIRELESS STATIONS LONDON, Sept. 12. ? The British government has commandored three high-powered wlreloss telegraph sta tions at Poldhu, Towyn and Carnar von, In Wales, and has made an emer gency war ruling that no merchant vessel carrying wireless may send messages while within three miles Of the English coast. GERMANS LOSE FIVE TO ONE Paris, Sept. 12.?All who have witnessed the combat along the Marne river, including the Ger man prisoners that have been captured, say that the losses have been severe on both sides but that the loss of the Germans has outnumbered that of the Al lies as 5 to 1 The worst slaughter came as the Germans crossed the Marne. Sixteen times the French artil lery at one place demolished pon toon bridges as fast as they could be erected and each time the Germans "were subjected to a raking fire that was simply murderous. BRITISH WIN FIGHT ON RETREAT. London, Sept. 12.?A dispatch to the Daily News from Paris says: "A motor car brings the news from the front that the First and Second divisions of the Brit ish army with the assistance of French cavalry and artillery has cut off and defeated a large force of the enemy -60 miles northeast of Paris. They took 6,000 pris~ i oners and 15 guns. The Germans were completely disorganized and half starved. The captured men ravenously de voured the beef and biscuits sup plied them by British troops. During the fight, 50 British cyclists from the cover of a small wood wiped out 150 of the ene my's cavalry The Allies losses were se vere, but nothing compared with those of the enemy. LOCATION OF THE ENMY. I. on don, Sept. 12.?The Ger mans are this evening retreat ing north of the Marne^and west of the Ourcq. TURK SAYS NO FRICTION ANYWHERE WASHINGTON, Sept. 12.?Answer lug the inquiries of Secretary Will iam J. Bryan, the Turkish ambassa dor said that in his utterances to the press and otherwise he hnd mentioned nothing thai was not known to the United States government, hnd that the understanding between his gov ernment and that of the Uulted States has been cordial and without friction. He said that comment on his utter ances had beon misleading in some Instances to which his attention had been called probably because of lack of understanding. FORMER CHIEF 8IGNAL SERVICE OEAD IN SEATTLE ? SEATTLE, Sept 12.?Col. Richard E. Thompson, former chief signal offi cer for the Department of the Colum bia, died here today. Col. Thompson while in active charge of the department often made trips of Inspection to Alaska, and had many friends in the North. Ho was succeeded by Col. W. A. Glassford who is now In charge. NORTH SEA MINES CAUSE HAVOC TO SHIPPING ' 4* LONDON. Sept. 12.?German-placed mines in the North sea within two days caused the sinking of the Scot tish trawler Barley Rig, with Ave lost out of n crew of nine, Danish three masted schoouer Gaea, with three out if six, Skuli Fogetti, another Danish ship, with four out of seventeen; Gottenried, a Norwegian ship, eight out of tw- .e. and the steam U iwlers T. W. Jrw'.n, North Shields, and Cra thie, of Aberdeen, five killed and 11 Injured. GERMAN DEFEAT IS ABSOLUTE London, Sept. 12.?The Lon don Telegraph this evening says: "The German army in the 'Battle of the Marne' has been overwhelmingly, disastrously and irreparably defeated." Quoting its correspondent at the front, the Telegraph says: "The last remnant of the Ger man cavalry in France has been destroyed, and the larger part of their mobile artillery has been captured, including practi cally all of their ammunition trains. "Great masses of their rank and files have been either cap tured or cut off from the remain der of the army. "A wireless message sent to Berlin, and intercepted, admitt ed that the army is in dire strait, and badly in need of horses and food. "English and French aviators returning from a survey of the field say it will be a miracle if any of the Germans get home again, i-. t "Captured officers and men admit that the sole desire of the German officers now is to in crease the distance between themselves and their pursuers. WASHINGTON HEARS NEWS. WASHINGTON, Sept. 12. ? The French embassy received this telegram from the war of fice this evening: "The French ..general ..staff made it known today that the German army continues its re tirement." GERMANY HEARS NOTHING. Berlin, Sept. 12*?It was an nounced here this evening that no details have been received of the battles eastward from Paris and around Verdun from the general staff or the correspond ents attached to headquarters." * ? + GERMANS ARE * ? OUT OF FOOD * I *** ? ? i. ? ? ?% | ? LONDON. Sept. 12. ? The * ? Dally Chronicle says: ? ?fr "The German army In France + ? and Belgium Is in dire straits + ? for lack of food. Ghent has + ? been unable to provide food, + + and the Gormans itfe pushing + + an army of from 40.00 Oto 60,- + ? 000 men toward West Flanders 4* ? where the harvest has been + ? good and where they expect to + + capture food for the army. + v ? ?++**+?++?+?+?+? JAPAN IS AFTER WORLD COTTON TRADE NEW YORK. Sept. 12.?Among Tex as cotton men there Is considerable talk of activity of Japanese buyers in Texas. According to trade gossip there are about a doren Japanese in that locality declaring that they stand ready to buy 2,000.000 bales, If the price suits. Japan ordinarily takflr 500,000 bales a year o? United States cotton crop. PARIS DELERIOUSLY ENTHUSIASTIC NOW PARIS, Sept. 12.?Paris is fairly de lirious with enthusiasm. Great, cheer ing crowds beselge the British embas sy, and the appearance of members of the legation is always the signal for an ovation. It is accepted as a fact that the tide of the war has turned, and that German disasters will follow In rapid succession. ALLIES WIN COMPLETE VICTORY London, Sept 12? A dispatch from Paris quotes a German gen eral captured at an inn northeast of Paris as follows: "A great disaster has overtaken us. Our army is beaten." LONDON, Sept. 12? The military informa tion bureau says the Germans have been de cisively whipped ixi both West and East. "The victory on the Marne is overwhelming. The German army, without cavalry' and artillery, famished and exhaust ed, is flying before the ! victorious and and com paratively fresh Allies. Whole corps have be come disorganized in the flight, and their troops are being cap tured." PARIS, Sept. 12?The War Office announoed this even ing: "Tb.erecan be no doubt but that the battle tide has turned in the Allies' favor. The great German coup has failed utterly. There will be no siege of Paris, and the government can safely return from Bordeaux at once." NO DOUBT OF VICTORY ? n A 1 ^ Thrt rrroo f raris, aepi. 5>M>. battle east of Paris has termin ated in victory for the Allies. This morning left no doubt of the German defeat. The Ger mans are in genera] retreat, and the Allies are pursuing the re tiring columns at all points. The resistence to the advance of the Allies, where offered at all, is weak, and soon gives way. RETREATING RAPIDLY. -4? London, Sept. 12?The offi cial report of the defeat of the Germans before Paris says: "Our aeroplane corps report that the enemy is retreating very rapidly. Our troops cross ed the river Ourcq and are mov ing in rapid pursuit." GERMANY PASSES ITS HIGH TIDE PARIS, Sept. 12.?The Mili tary Governor of Paris says the Rattle of the Marne will prove to be the high tide of the Ger man offensive warfare. He says the Kaiser's troo'ps wi'.l never re cover. He added: "The danger to Paris is over " WANTED ? A maid, enquire Alas kan hotel. Room 22. 9-ll-3t.