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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
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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.
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? 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
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+ + 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.
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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.

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