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VOL. IV., NO. 569. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TI I^DXYTSKI'T. 15, 101-1. ~~~ PRICE,TEN CEN'lo ANOTHER GREAT BATHE BEGINS ON FRENCH SOIL Germans Admit Complete Austrian Defeat ? ML 111 1 ? i ' ? * ? ? GEN. VON KLUCK'S SURRENDER IS REPORTED _ . _ ' DFEAT OF AUSTRIANS ADMITTED COPENHAGEN,Sept. 15?Messages received from German authori ties contain the admis sion that the cheif Aus trian army has suffered absolute defeat at the hands of the Russians in Gal icia. It is admitted that there will he little if any salvage from the wreck. . LONDON, Sept. 15?A Petrcgrad dispatch in the London Times places the Austrian losses in Galicia at 300,000 men killed, wound m] and taken nrisoners. or one-third of their entire for ce*. They have also lost 10,000 grins, two-thirds of their available artillery. The surrender of the army is imminent. VIENNA LOOKS FOR WORST Vienna, Sept 15.?The,Aus trian capital is sadly depressed. The immediate danger of the surrender of the main aimy, which, defeated and disorganiz ed. is being buffeted about in Ga licia by the victorious Russians, the long trainloads of dead and wounded that are being brought into the city, the dire poverty and strait of the famished peo ple, all aave served to thorough ly discourage the people, who ?>?oo ??.??() tn pvmvt food news from any source. i^O.OOO SERVIANS IN AUS TRIA. London. Sept. 15.?The Serv ian legation announced today that there are 150,000 Servian troops in Hungary fighting the dual monarchy. The army is "victory flushed, well armed in good spirits." Vienna Is Hospital. VIENNA. Sept. 15. ? This city has become virtually one vast hospital. It is being filled to overflowing with the wound ed and refugees from Galicia. There are not enough cars to bring back the wounded. Dining cars are being used as hospitals. Schools have been suspended and the school buildings are filled with the wounded. Protecting Budapest. LONDON. Sept. 15.?The Au strians are fortifying and en trenching their men at all strat egic points leading to Budapest, to provide the-defense of that place against the advancing Rus sians. RUSSIANS FOLLOWING UP GALICIAN VICTORY ? ROME. Sept 15.?Pressing their ad vantage yesterday, the Russians on the Austrian front began crossing the San river, pursuing the fleeing Aus trians. They captured 8,000 addition al prisoner and 30 guns in yesterday's operations. Robert Bell has engaged passage on the Georgia for Excursion Inlet THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?81. Minimum?39. Clear. t AWEUL SLAUGHTER IN POLAND LONDON, Sept. 15-?A dis patch to the Chronicle from Pe trograd says: "The fiercest fighting of all that which preceded the Rus sian victory at Lublin was in a ! gorge near the village of Miko I laieflf, which the Russians have named the "Valley of Death." "The gorge was fairly filled with dead men when it was abandoned by the Austrians. The dead in it numbered 15,000, practically all Austrians who were mowed down by the Rus sian artillery while their com manding general stood on a hill and quietly watched the scene. "The army, including eight I standards, finaly surrendered. This was more than the general | could ebar, and he drew his pis toi from its noisier ana snot himself through the head." DEMOCRATS WIN MAINE PORTLAND, Me.. Sept. 15.?Mayor Oakley C. Curtis, of this city. Demo ; crat, has been elected Governor of Maine, defeating present Gov. William T. Haines. Republican and candidate for re-eletclon. by plurality that may exceed 5,000. The indications are that all the present Congressmen have been re elected. with the possibility that Rep resentative John Peters, of the Third district, has been beaten by a Demo crat. The Progressive candidates made a negllble showing. The party was ev erywhere a distant third. The election of Mayor Curtis will make him the third Democratic Gov ernor of Maine since the Civil War. The first was Gov. Hugh M. Plalsted, elected in 1880: the second was his grandson. Gov. Frederick W. Plals ted, elected in 1910. Two years ago Gov. Haines defeated Gov. Plaisted by a plurality of 3295. NEW AGENTS APPOINTED AT THE PRI8IL0FF ISLANDS ? WASHINGTON, Sept. 14. ? Harry FasseL has been promoted to the post of government agent at the Pribllof Islands while I. M. Ball has been named as storekeeper of the Al aska salmon fisheries. ELKS TO GIVE SOCIAL DANCE TOMORROW NIGHT The Juneau Elks will give another of their popular dances and social ses sions tomorrow night after the lodge meeting. The dance will take place In the hall down stairs. All members of the order, including visitors in the city are expected to be present, with their ladies. PETER SING FOUND GUILTY OF BURGLARY Peter Sing was found guilty as charged in the indictment by the Jury trying the case. The verdict was brought in late last night Defend ant was Indicted for burglary in a dwelling house at Sitka. MRS. M. M. TAYLOR IMPROVING. Mrs. M. M. Taylor, who has been ill of pneumonia. Is recovering. Dr. H. C. DeVlghne is in attendance. A. Van Mavern, Alaska represen tative of the West Coast Grovery company, is leaving for Sitka on the Georgia. BATTLE IS ON IN EAST PRUSSIA PETROGRAD, Sept. 15.? It was announced this morning by the Russian war office that: "On September 10th our air scouts reported an overwhelming German army approaching, ac cording to dispatches received from Gen. Renneenkamps, com manding the main Russian force in East Prussia. Our position was not strong stategetically and a withdrawal of our troops was ordered to positions pre viously chosen. These position are now held and fighting is in progress." I Germans Reinforce Fortress. PETROGRAD, Sept 15.?Ger mans are sending reinforce- < ments by water to the fortress ( of Memel in the extreme north eastern corner of East Prussia 1 which is still occupied by a Ger- ! man force. 1 Germans Defeated in Poland. ROME, Sept. 15. ?The Rus- 1 siau cmu??ny litis uccn iiiiuiiucu in telegrams from Petrograd vhat the Germans in Russian Po land under the command of Gen. ' von Hindenburg have been dis- 1 astrously defeated and that 1 their losses amount to 50,000 '? men. PREPARE TO GOVERN CONQUERRED TERRITORY j PETROGRAD. Sept. 15.?The Im perial Council is preparing the plans for the civil government of conquered territory in East Prussia and Austria. VANCOUVER AWARDED PENNANT FOR 1914 SEATTLE, Sept 15.?The Vancou ver, B. C.. club was awarded the 1914 championship pennant for the North western League yesterday. The baseball season closed for the Northwest League with Sunday's games. Vancouver was first In the percentage table, with Seattle second and Spokane third. AL-KI SAILS FROM SEATTLE FOR JUNEAU SEATTLE, SepL 15. ? The Al-Ki sailed for Juneau last night with the following! For Juneau?J. C. Walker, Paul Epsack, John Roth, Mrs. James Hogan, Mrs. Chas. Holder, Mrs. M. C. Edmonson, J. Murphy, J. Taylor, R. Johnson. C. McArdle, J. B. Wilcox and P. A. Newton. For Touglas ? A. G. Johnson, M. Nelson, Nes S. Peterson, and C. Leg say. FIRE DESTROYS LITTLE PUGET SOUND CITY SEATTLE, Sept. 15?Fire destroyed the little Puget Sound town of Pauls bo, on the west Bide of Puget Sound, last night, MASONS. ATTENTION. Regular mooting of Alaska Lodge of Perfection F. & A. M., will be held on Wednesday evening, Sept. 16, at Odd Fellows' ball. W. DELONG, Secretary. 2t MENDHAM'S TO MOVE. Tbe Mendham'B Jewelry establish ment 1b fitting up the storeroom in the Seward building recently vacated by Frelman's book store, and will move into It soon. VON KLUCK MAY HAVE LOST ARMY LONDON, Sept 15? According to dispatches received this afternoon by the Central News agency from Dieppe, Gen. Von Kluck and a large part of his force have been captured. The dispatch says: "An apparently well authenticated report has reached Dieppe this afternoon that the ex treme left of the Allies, after making an encir cling movement by way of Roye and Ham and ioininer a force from the Boulogne dis trict, has compelled Gen. Von Kluck to sur render, with, according to one statement, 14,000 men and, according to another, with 25,000 men and large quanti ties of guns and war material. Bordeaux, Sept. 15.?The po sition of the army of Crown Prince Frederick William, which forms a pivot of the change of front that was forced upon the Germans by the Allies recent successes, is precarious. French forces to the east of Argonne, it is said, have made retreat in that direction impos sible. His army, therefore, is probably moving northward, it is figured here, in the hope ap parently, of joining the other German forces along the Mez ieres ? St. Quentin ? Peronne line. But the French are already pursuing the Germans to the north of Rheims, and military men think there is more than a fair chance that the Crown " ? -Tt I ___x Prince's army will oe cui uu, and be compelled to surrender. DEPENDS ON CROWN PRINCE. London, Sept. 15.*? Military critics on both sides agree that the final outcome of the German campaign in the west will de pend upon the result of the op erations of the Crown Prince's army before Verdun. Berlin claims that the invest ment of Verdun is now complete and therefore expects that with in two or three days there will be a general resumption of of fensive warfare along the whole front of the German line. * + * + * + + + + ? + *? + + * ? 40 DIE IN MISSOURI * 4- RAILROAD ACCIDENT * * * * ST. LOUIS. Sept. 15.?A St. * + Louis and San Francisco pas- 4 4* senger train today plunged into 4 + a guiiey near i^eoanon, aio., t + which had been filled by a 4 4 cloudburst. Forty persona were 4 4 drowned. 4 ? 4 ? 44 + 44444 + 4 4 4 4 < H. P. M. Blrklnbine, well known U 8. mineral land surveyor, left for hit home In Haines pn the City of Senttl< today. ITALIANS FRIENDLY TO ALLIES ROME, Sept. 15.?There have been great demonstrations throughout the city today in fa vor of Great Britain and France. Marching citizens are celebrat ing the victories of the Allied armies in France, and cheering the two countries. The celebration was ordered suppressed, and troops charged the marching people several times. Troops have been detailed to guard the German and Austrian embassies. NOME PEOPLE AGAIN CONDEMN BILLS NOME. Sept. 15.?At a mass meet ing hold yesterday in the town hnll former Mayor William A. Gilmoro and Hugh U'lseu maue speecuua wu demnlng tho Johnson bill now pending In congress making unnecessary the performance of assessment work on mining claims upon which patents havo not been issued. They "also condenmccd the Wick crshain administrative commission plan of government for Alaska, de claring that It would not give tho peo ple a voice in governing their own af fairs. Resolutions condemning the John son and Wickersham bills were pass- 1 ed. GREAT BRITAIN GETS RECRUITS RAPIDLY LONDON, Sept. 15.?Great Britain Is^jiow securing enlistments in the army so fast that it is with difficulty that the recruiting officers are able to care for them. In the last three days more than 50,000 havo joined the army, and tho average has been 100, 000 a week for several days. INDIAN TROOPS ARE RUSHING THROUGH CANADA ?+? . BOSTON, Macs., Sept. 15.?A pri .?4.. Montreal confirms tho rumor that nntivo Indian troops have been landed on the Pacific coast and are being rushed across the Ca nadian Pacific to waiting transports j on the St Lawrence. Bengalesc troops are said to be constantly pass ing through Winnipeg enroute to the front. MRS. WILSON'8 SLUM BILL IS PASSED WASHINGTON, Sept. 15. ? The House ,of Representatives today passed tho bill abolishing the Wash ington slums in whicli Mrs. Woodrow Wilson interested herself before her death. STREET CAR CONDUCTOR'S WIFE COMMITS SUICIDE SEATTLE. Sept. 15.?Mrs. Flynn, wife of William Flynn, a Seattle street car conductor, asphyxiated herself and two children. SEATTLE BOY KILLED IDY GASOLINE EXPLOSION SEATTLE, Sept. 14.?Edward, tho 10-year-olil son of Olt Bevery. perish ed in n fire caused by a gasoline ex plosion at the home of his parents. His parents were dangerously .burned. , WAR EXPENSIVE TO GERMAN STEAMER LINE NEW YORK, Sept. 15.?It is esti * mated at the company's New York j office that tho war is costing the Ham burg-American lino $50,000 daily. ft BERLIN TELLS OF FIGHTING Berlin, Sept. 15. ? The Ger-| man General today gave out the j following announcement; "In the western theatre of 1 war the right wing of our army j has been engaged in a heavy but undecisiv battle. The ' French, who endeavored to 1 break through our lines were de- < feated. ^ "At other points where there has been fighting no decisive re sults have been reached." 1 + + + + + ,S, + + + '!, + + ++ + + + ' + + I ? EMPRESS EUGENIE + " * "PULLS FOR FRANCE * ' ? + 1 + LONDON, Sept. 15. ? Lord + J + Portsmouth yesterday visitod + " ** ?? Urxm TTomn. x v iMiiprrsa jyuKouiu tu uc> w,?...K . * shire home. He found the lllus- + ' + trlous lady full of courage and * ? devotion to the cause of the 4 + French Republic. * 1 + Explaining her Inability to + j 4- treat her guests as she would + 4- like to do, the Empress Raid: * 4> "I cannot give you dinner,. 4 4? because most of the men In my + ^ + kitchen have gone to tho war." + ? t ? | t + + + + + + + ,t' + ,H, + + <, + + j GERMANS EVACUATE CITY OF AMEINS PARIS, Sept. 15. ? "The Germans ' have evacuated Amiens," announced Gen. Galient, yesterday evening, "and are retreating In tho direction of Per sonne and St. Quentln. "From Nancy and the Vosges moun tains the German retreat Is general. "The Germans have completely evacuated French territory In this vi cinity." GERMANS SAY THIS WAR < MUST BE THE LAST ' ?*? LONDON, Sopt. 14. ? Edwin D. . Mend, of Boston, Amorlcan peace ? leader, hns returned to London from ? a ten days' visit to Berlin and The '? Hague after conferring with savants. - ho saya overy one in Germany be- . lleves the country's cause to be ab- . solutely Just and rjght. He predicts ? a tremendous reaction against mili tarism when the war Is over and says i a common exclamation was that this must be the last war. JUNEAU MINING CO. FILES ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION ?-5-? The Bullion Gold Mining company filed articles of Incorporation with Charles E. Davidson, Secretary of the Territory, today. The directors named are Lloyd G. Hill, F. J. Wettrick, W. A. Irwin, B. L. Tliane, W. S. Bayless. The capital Is named at (200,000, L. G, Hill, W. S. Bayless and W. A. Ir win are the Incorporators. BRYAN'S EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION PASSES WASHINGTON, Sept. 15.?ffhe mil lion dollar emorgency appropriation naked by Secretary of State William J. Bryan to meet extraordinary ex penses because of the European war J has passed both houses of congress. FRANCE BUYS FOOD TO SUPPL YFOOD BORDEAUX. Sept. 15. ? Tho gov ernment has authorized the advance of S2.000.000 to tho Chamber of Com merce for the purchase of corn and supplies to meet the needs of tho country during the war. The government expect? to secure ' sufficient food for any district in need and to prevent extortionate prices. ANUIHtK BIG BATTLE BEGINNING PARIS,Sept. 15?The Germans this afternoon began to resist the ad vance of the Allies on their lines established north of the River Ais ne, indicating the be* ginning of another gen eral engagemeut. The German front ex tends through the for ests of* La Aigle and Garonne, between Rheims and Laon and to the north of Rheims and Chalons. LONDON, Sept 15? The occupation of Rheims by the Allies was announced this af ternoon. . GERMANS STAND AT BAT. Paris, Sept. 15.?rThe fleeing irmy has been brought up and is standing at bay along the upper caches of the Aisno river and n the heights northwest of theims. The plans of the German gen eral staff appear to be the evacu ition of Northwestern France ind Belgium, and concentration :astward cither for the purpose >f rebounding against the Allies, >r the abandonment of the hope >f again attadang Paris and the ?etirement of the army into Ger many in the vicinity of the Lux emburg frontier. + ? + + + + * + + + b ? > FRENCH GATHER ? f FRUIT OF BATTLE ? j. * > PARIS. Sept. 15, ? Twenty- + ?> one tralnlonds booty collected + f on tho field of the Battle of the ? * ~ h?.ninrht intil 4? r Ainrnu uu>c mcu ?/>?<.(,... f Vinccnncs. + 5- ? ? + * + + + + + ?????? GERMANS RETREAT THROUGH 8T0RM LONDON. Sept 15. ? The Times correspondent, communicating from .1 point near Melum, wires a descrip tion of the retreat of the Germans, which became a route, during a hurri cane and torrent* of rain. The corres pondent says: "Imagine a roadway littered with guns, knapsacks, cartridge belts, maxims, heavy cannons?there wero miles of It. And dead, those piles of horses and thone stacks of men?I have seen ngaiu and again men shot so close to one another that thoy re mained standing after death. "The retreat rolls back as tralnload after tralnload cf British and French are swept toward the weak points of the retreating hosts. "This is the advantage of the battle ground that the Allies have chosen. A network of railways like spider webs is spread over the field and as all railways center on Paris It Is possible to thrust troops on tho foe at any point and with ?almost incredible speed." DRAPER CLUB MEETS TOMORROW The Draper club will meet tomor row afternoop at the home of Mrs. P, J. Mahone at 2:30 o'clock.