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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 572 JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY. SEPT. 18. 1911. J PRICE, TEN CENTS GERMANY ASKS FOB PEACE King George Signs Irish Home Rule Bill FORTUNES Of FIFTH DAY'S BATTLE WITH ALLIES GEORGE SIGNS HOME RULE BILL London, Sept. 18? King George V this eve ning signed the admin istration bill granting home rule to Ireland. Immediately after signing the bill, the King prorogued parlia ment until October 27. SIR EDWARD CARSON IS WED AT LONDON LONDON, Sept. IS. ? Sir Edward Carson. the Ulster unionist leader, and Miss Ruby Pre wen were married here at noon today. DICK DOfcWALDT FOUND TO BE INSANE AND COMMITTED Dick Dorwaldt Was adjudged insane by tho Jury that passed on the Investi gation held in the Commissioner's court yesterday. Altogether 15 wit nesses gave evidence at the hearing, including Dr. L. O. Sloane who de clared that the man was unsafe to be at largo anu mai no was uaoio to uv corns violent at any time. The jury was composed of the following: G. K. Gilbert, J. M. Steffgen. Henry States. \V. S. Staley, Frank Qehring. R. M. Keenv. Judge MUwee at the conclu sion of the hearing committed Dor waldt to Morningside sanitarium. BURNS PLEADING GUILTY TO LARCENY?ENDS TRIAL ?<h? The trial of' J. Burns for pocket picking came to an abrupt end in the district court this morning. The gov ernment had Just completed submit ting Its evidence In chief when Burns asked permission to plead guilty to ^.larceny of less than thirty-flve dol lars. Permission was granted by the court and the trial that was in pro gress was brought to an end. CHINAMAN DIES WHILE ENROUTE TO JUNEAU Jong Hong, a chinaman employed in the Taku cannery, died on board the cannery tender Mitchell about 11 o' clock this morning of internal hemorr hages while enroute to Juneau for medical assistance. Deceased was 48 years old. The body was taken to the C. W. Young company's parlors and will be shipped to Seattle. GOOD THINGS AT THE JUNEAU THEATRE ??? Commencing tonlgltt at the Juneau theatre: "The Bells of Paradise," two reels of it: "Vengeance," also a two reel display: "The Farmer's Daugh ter." and "The Gypsy Queen." Taken altogether a very attractive program, three nights, tonight. Saturday and Sunday. Mary Pickford coming, in "The Bishop's Carriage." ??? PIANO FOR RENT OR SALE ? Cheap: see Anderson, piano expert at Barragar's postofflco store. Phone 54. ?9-18-3L Try our merchants lunch. 35 cents, from 11:30 to 1:30. The Tavern Cafe tf_ THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?52. Minimum?36. Partly cloudy. GERMAN NAVY IN BATTLE f LONDON, Sept." 18.?News of a disaster to the German Baltic' i fleet was confirmed this after noon, but the report that it was the result of an engagement with Russian vessels was corrected. The engagement was between two flotillas of the German navy. Numerous flotillas of German destroyers and other vessels, ac companied by cruiser, have beenj hunting British and French mer-1 chant ships. Each of two of these flotillas mistook the other j for ships of the enemy and they ; engaged in battle which contin ued at a lively rate for some time before the mistake was dis | covered. Several German cruis ers were crippled. Cruisers con veying many wounded entered, Kiel today. GERMAN CRUISER SINKS 5 ENGLISH MERCHANTMEN TOKYO, Sept. 18. ? The German cruiser Emden has sunk five British merchant steamships oft the coast of India. The passengers are said to havo ! been saved. GERMANY WILL FLOAT $250,000,000 WAR LOAN ?f AMSTERDAM, Sept. IS.?Word was received from Berlin that the Ger man government is preparing to issue $250,000,000 five per cent war bonds at 97.5. W. R ROGERS ENTERS PLEA OF NOT GUILTY W. R. Rogers, accused of the mur der of N. H. Wixon, entered a plea of not guilty in the district court this morning. The motions made by his counsel O. E. Tucker to quash the in dictment were over-ruled by the court. The date of trial has not yet been fixed. E. W.-Colby, a well known at tornoy-at-law of Chicago, who is re lated to Rogers, will come to Juneau to defend him at tho trial. PROF. C. C. GEORGESON ENROUTE TO SITKA ?+? Prof. C. C. Georgeson arrived in Ju neau on the City of Seattle this morn ing coming almost direct from Fair banks via the Yukon. He leaves for Sitka tomorrow morning on the Al K1 and is looking for a stenographer this afternoon to take with him. While here he is staying at the Cain Hotel. CHOIR MEETS TONIGHT. There will be an important meeting of the members of Trinity church choir this evening at 8 o'clock; a full attendance is requested. Special mu sic will be rehearsed for the approach ing Harvest Home Services. LEAVING ON SOPHIA. ? ? The Princes Sophia, leaving for the South today, took the following pas ! sengers from Juneau: J. Brandell, E. Elphistone. Mrs. A. Humfrey, Charles E. Sperry and wife, A. E. Johnson, Henry Matchett, O. L. Coward, Ray mond Grefe. Charles Tompkins, Ar j thur Johnson. H. M. Lawler, Mrs. Geo. I Corhett. + + ? John R. Beagle took passage on the City of Seattle for Ketchikan. Robert Forbes left for the South on the City of Seattle today. BELGIUM PROMISES SENSATION # OSTEND, Sept. 18.?An ar my of 150,000 men is in the field and operating against the Ger man rear and its communica tions, which are reported to be weak. It was promised by the commanding general today that important events will take place in North Belgium within the next few days. The Belgians are constantly regaining territory that is be ing abandoned by the Germans as they concentrate their forces. BRITISH SUSTAIN LOSS IN CROSSING THE AISNE LONDON, Sept. 18.?A correspond ent of the Times tells a graphic story of a raking flre that was poured Into the Allies while they were building pontoons upon which to cross the Als ne river in order to purauo the retreat ing Germans. The loss of life was frightful. Fight in Air. The account adds: "While this bat tle was In progress the most exciting battle of aeroplnnes, German and Eng lish. occurred high in the air. It was a great struggle, the machines dart ing hither and thither, until Anally the pilot of the German machine was wounded and his machine fell to the ground. ROTH NAMED TOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY WASHINGTON, Sept. 18. ? President Woodrow Wilson to day nominated Rhienhart F. Roth, of Fairbanks, to be United States District Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Division of Al aska, with headquarters at Fairbanks. SENATOR BRUNER AT SEATTLE FROM NOME SEATTLE, Sept. 18. ? Senator El wood Bruner, of Nome, arrived here on the Victoria last night. Ho will re main here for a while, and then go to California where he will spend the winter. GUILD MEETS THIS AFTERNOON. The Indies Guild of Trinity church Gluld Is meeting this afternoon at the residence of Mrs. W. S. Bayless. Im portant matters in connection with the coming year's work are being discuss ed. There is a large attendance. "WHITE STAR" BRINGS $250. The launch "Wlhte Star" belonging to the Juneau fishing fleet was sold at U. S. marshal's sale this afternoon at two o'clock. Louis Van Lchn bid the craft in at $250. WANTED ?? Man stenographer at once. Enquire this evening at Hotel Cain. It Glen C. Bartlett, manager of the Re villa hotel at Ketchikan, left for his home on the City of Seattle today. Dr. William Palllster returned this morning from a visit of some time at Skagway. FOR SALE?Lang range, new mod el. Bert Sperry, phone 349. 9-18-2t Try our merchants lunch. 35 cents from 11:30 to 1:3Q, The Tavern Cafe. tf ALLIES GAINING AT AISNE London, Sept. 18?Night finds the fortunes of the fifth day's fighting in the Battle of Aisne and southward along the Ger man frontier to the Swiss bor der with the Allies. The left wing of the Allies pressed for ward in spite of resistence all day and the right wing made slight progress, repulsing re peated assaults made upon the British, who continued their for ward movement. The French won a decisive vic tory at Nancy. FRENCH GAIN ON LEFT. Paris, Sept. 18.?Dispatches from the front say that the Al lies' west wing is pressing for ward despite the vigorous Ger man offensive movement. The struggle is not less severe than that at the Battle of the Marne, but is more extended and the losses probably greater. It is the fifth day of the baUle, and it is raging in a drenching rain. ' BATTLE-LINE IS 200 MILES LONG. London, Sept. 18.?The morn ing of the fifth day's fighting at the Battle of Aisne finds the bat tie-line 200 miles long, extending from 55 miles northeast of Noy on thence east, southeast and south to the Swiss frontier. The artillery never ceased dur ing the night, and this morning with the break of day the thun dering of cannon could be heard at every point on that long line of battle. FRENCH MAY CAPTURE THREE ARMY CORPS Soissons, France, Sept. 18. ? French picked troops are en deavoring to outflank the Ger man positions. The position of the Allies is exceedingly good, according to returning French officers, who aver that three of the enemy's army corps arc beaten and in a hopeless position unless they find a way to retreat toward the northeast. ALLIES CAPTURE MANY TROOPS London, Sept. 18.?The War Office announced this morninj? that the number of prisoners that are falling into the hands of the British and the prisoners that are being captured by the French are so great that it re fuses to make them public fear ing that it would be accused ol exaggeration. i BATTLE WAGES EVERY WHERE. 1 Bordeaux, Sept. 18. ? Thi War Office announced at noor today that the battle of Aisn< . continues along the whole fronl of the opposing armies wit! great fierceness. l Course dinner, 50c, at the Taven Cafe, from 5:00 p. m. till 9:00 p. m. t ? J FRENCH WIN AT NANCY Bordeaux, Sept. 18.?A decis ive French victory is reported from Nancy. The Germans have been attacking the city for 18 days. Today the attack was abandoned, and the Germans moved northward. President Poincaire sent tele grams of congratulation to Gen erals Durand and Casleneau. GERMANY SAYS NOT DE CISIVE. Berlin, Sept. J 8. ? The War Office in a bulletin given out this morning says there has been no decisive battle on the Aisne and the Meuse, but that the en I deavor of the Allies to break through the German right has failed. It was also stated that the German central army is pressing slowly but surely for ward. ARTILLERY DUEL DRAW. LONDON, Sept. IS.?So far as pub lic knows tonight the great artillery duel along the Aisne remains practi cally a draw, with slight progress for the Allies on the loft and right llanks. AS WAR PROGRESSES MORTAILITY INCREASES) LONDON, Sept. 18.?Tho horrors of modern warfare, told of In dispatches from the Aisne battlefield, make men hardened In military service on bard battlefields shudder. The slaughter at Aisne is a repe tition of the Battle of Marne intensi fied, according to dispatches to the Times. Tho number of dead and wounded found by tho French and British as they advanced from the Marnelo the Aisne is staggering. Stories that are reaching Paris of piles of dead and wounded that still encumber the battlefield of Maine and the line of th<s.German retreat from there are horrible. At one place, where the retreating Germans were directed to make n stand, barricades six feet high were erected with tho bodies of their dead from behind which they resisted tho advancing French. The position was finally carried by the French after a terrible struggle. On the battlefield 7,500 dead bodies were counted. The losses wore terrific on both i sides, but it is estimated that the Ger man casualties have outnumbered those of the Allies three or four to one. Losses In Gallcla Even Greater. 1 Adding to the horror the war is cre ating in the minds of men is the news ( from the East. Tho loss of life in Ga > llcia and Poland has been oven greater , than it has been in France. Mortality Increasing. ? One of tho features that Is becoming appalling is that as the war progress es and the troops become veterans in the use of Are arms and other equipment of war the battlos become more bioody. This condition and the accepted belief that the war will be o ' case of wearing out the nrmed forces I of one- side or the other by perslstenl i fighting is causing a feeling of intense f depression throughont Europe. 1 INDIANAPOLIS. Sept. 18.?Sonatoi William E. Borah, of Idaho, opened th< j Republican campaign in Indiana las* fi night at this city. ITALLY MUST TAKE LAND WANTED LONDON, Sept. 18. ? Dis patches from Petrograd say that Russia has notified Italy that if she wants to secure those Ital ian provinces which are now owned by Austria that she will have to take them by force of arms. The intimation was conveyed by the Russians to the Italian foreign office that they could hardly expect to secure prizes of such magnitude as a reward for mere neutrality. RUSSIA PRESSING HER VICTORIES ? ? ? 4* Petrograd. Sept. 18. ? The War Office announced today j that the Russians are pressing the Austrians hard in their re-l treat. More than 5,000 prison ers were captured yesterday in the Iavorovo district together with great quantities of ammu nition. MONTENEGRINS MOVE UNDER DIFFICULTIES Rome, Sept. 18.?Dispatches received here from Montenegro declare that the cold is so in tense in the mountains of Bosnia and Herzegovina that the Mon tenegrin troops are compelled to| march at night time in order to keep warm and to sleep during the middle of the day.. They are keeping the low altitudes as far I as possible. The troops are gradually ap proaching Sarajevo in Bosnia and Mostar, the capital of Herze govina. * MEXICO CAN CARE EOR SELF Washington, Sept. 18. ? Presi dent Woodrow Wilson said today that he had ordered the troous withdrawn from Mexico because ho believed that the Mexicans who are now In control are able to manage their country, and to guarantee peace. Sprlng-Rlce Formally Apologizes. WASHINGTON, Sept. 18?Ambass ador Spring-Rice yesterday afternoon expressed formal regret for tho state ments of Sir Lionel Carden. criticis ing the President's order withdrawing the American troops from Vera CFtiz. GERMANS CAPTURE SOUTH AFRICAN PORT CAPETOWN, Sept. 18.?Germans to the number of 250 with three maxim guns attacked the British post at Nak ob Thursday. The garrison consist ed of soven policemen who fought un til their ammunition was exhausted Those who were not killed were tak ' en prisoners. 1 The Germans have made severa' successful attackB on the Uganda rail ! road. ? t | / 1 SPOKANE IS COMING. ' SEATTLE, Sept. 18?The Spokam sailed last nl0'ht with the followiiif passengers: For Juneau ? Louinltr McCartney, Bernetta Frazler, Ger , trudo Duggan, Hannah Soderbnch: t For Douglas?E. Dougherty and C. Si benico. V GERMANY SEEKS TO GETTERMS Washington, Sept.18 ?Germany'srepresent ative suggested inform ally to President Wood row Wilson this after noon that the United States undertake to elic it from Great Britain, France and Russia, a statement of the terms under which the Allies would make peace with Germany and Austria. WASHINGTON, Sep. 18?President Woodrow Wilson said to callers this morning that he expects that there will be peace in Europe with in two months. He be lieves that there will be decisive results by that time, or that there will be a controlling demand on the part of the peo ple for peace. AUSTRIA ALSO WANTS PEACE. London, Sept. 18.?Austria is desirous of peace, according to dispatches received today from Rome. Information received from Vienna is that the internal conditions of Austria-Hungary, are in bad shape. The situation is described as The situation is described as particularly "disastrous" in Bosnia, Crotia, Dalmatia, Her zegovina and Galicia and Buko wina. ^ HORRORS OF SITUATION IN GALICIA AND POLAND LONDON, Sept. 18. ? Correspond ents describe the horrible scenes on the battlefields which have been aban donded by the Austrians and Ger mans in Galicia and Poland. The Post's Petrograd correspond ent this morning says streams are choked full of slain men trodden down In the headlong flight of the retreat i lng forces until the waters were dammed and are overflowing their . banks. "Piles of dead are awaiting burial ? or burning. Hundreds of acres are , sown with the bodies of the dead and ? littered with weapons and battle de bris, while woundod, riderless horses I are careering madly over the aban - doned country." RUSSIANS RAISE ESTIMATE OF AUSTRIAN LOSSES ?4? 5 . PETROGRAD, Sept 18.?The Rus ' slan army staff today estimated that the Austrian loss In Galicia and Rus sian Poland has been not loss than ' 375,000 men, 120,000 of whom are pris * oners. The remainder are killed and wounded.