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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
, ? ? .. ? ? ?r Vol. IV., NO. 573. JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, SEPT. 21, 1914. ^ PRICE, TEN CENTS ALLIES CONFIDENT, BUT GERMANS SAY GROUNDLESS . Z - - - > Another Great Battle Begins in Galicia BRITISH AND GERMANS EACH LOSE CRUISER BIG BATTLE BEGINS IN GALICIA PETROGRAD, Sept. 21. ?An official statement made by the chief of the general staff this af ternoon says the Russians are bombarding the fortifications of the Fortress Premysl, whose ar tillery began the engagement. The fighting is in progress along a front approaching 100 miles in extent, with Przemysl the center of activity. RUSSIAN BATTLE BEGUN YESTERDAY. LONDON, Sept 21.?Dispatches from Petrogrsd last night said that another general engagement, began yesterday morning and was in progress all day along the San river, and that it increased in In tensity with the progress of the day. The dispatch to the Times said: "The Russian army under Gen. Rouzsky and that under Gen. Brussaloff were in action early, and the main army under Grand Duke Nicholas Is 'moving for ward to join in the fighting along the 90-mlle line extending from the junction of the Vistula and San rivers to Drohabyez on the main line of railway running from the Styr river to Chi row." JAPS ATTACK IN EAST % TOKYO, Sept 21.?It was an 3 nounced yesterday evening that \ the Japanese troops had attacked ^ the Germans 30 miles north of I Kiaochou. The battle was con \tlnulng fiercely all day. PRINCE GEORGE OF SERVIA IS WOUNDED ?? Paris, Sept. 21.?A Nish dis patch to the Havas agency says Princ^ George of Servia, in leading a batallion assault was hit by a ball which entered near the spinal column and came out at the right shoulder. The wound is regarded as very dang erous. RUSSIANS STOP GERMANS IN EAST PRUSSIA ANTWERP. Sept. 21. ? An official dispatch received from Petrograd last night at the Russian legation said: "The offensive movement of the Germans in East Russia has been checked, and the enemy is on the de fensive at all points from the Baltic to the Austrian line." ? ?? i + * + TIME FOR PEACE + ? HAS NOT COME + + * ? WASHINGTON. Sept 21. ? * + President Woodrow Wilson + + said today to callers that he 4? ?fr feels that the opportune mo- 4* + ment for the United States to + ? exert its influence for peace in 4? ? Europe has not arrived. + ? + ??+++?++++++++**** JUNEAU THEATRE DARK THIS CARNIVAL WEEK Manager Jack Hepburn of the Ju neau theatre this morning stated that the Juneau theatre would remain closed during the present week on ac count of the Elks Carnival. The piano player of the Juneau has been loaned to the carnival committee. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?19. Minimum?13. Rainfall?1.25 inches. Cloudy; rain. 500,000 ITALIANS ARE READY ROME, Sept. 21 Italy has over 500,000 men under arms, and men still arming. The opin ion prevails that Italy will join with the Allies within less than a month. ^ ^ ^ ITALY TO JOIN WAR IN MONTH NEW YORK. Sept. 21. ? Charles Phelps, formerly attorney-general of Connecticut, who has just arrived from Milan and Como, says bankers and other leading Italians assured > him that Italy will Join the Allies : within a month and that the defeat of the Germans in France will be followed immediately by the Italian government joining a campaign to crush the military domination of "Kaiserism." + + + 4> + + ?> + + + + + + + + + + + SEVENTY-THREE LOSE * ? LIVES ON LEGGETT + + + + ASTORIA. Ore.. Sept 21. ? + + It baa been determined that 13 ?> 4? lives were lost when the Gray's + + Harbor steel schooner Francis + + H. T-cggett sank off the Oregon + + coats. + + Survivors were Alexander f + Farrell. a passenger, of Stock- + ?> ton. Calif., and Charles Pull- + ? man. a member of the crew. + + + FAIRBANKS LIKES CHAS. E BUNNELL ?4?? FAIRBANKS. Sept. 21.?Charles E. Bunnell, the Democratic nominee for Delegate to Congress, has made a splendcd Impression on the people of this city and the stirronudlng creeks. He arrived here Thursday. Lead ing Democrats and citizens irrespect ive of party, in automobiles, met him several miles out of the city and ac companied him to town, where he was given a warm welcome. Friday. Mr. Bunnell addressed the Democratic convention which was in session at this place. The speech made a splendid impression, and was enthusiastically cheered.. Friday night a reception and dance was given in honor of Mr. Bunnell, and more than 500 people were pres ent. The candidate made a short speech, which was applauded enthus iastically. The impression made by the candidate was distinctively good. The appearance of Mr. Bunnell on the ground here has infused new life into the Democracy, and predictions of success at the polls are general. A campaign commitee has been ap pointed to conduct an active fight for the election of Mr. Bunnell, who is greatly pleased with the reception he has received in the Alaskan interior. PETER SING SENTENCED TO SERVE ONE YEAR ??? Peter Sing, the youthful Chinaman of Sitka, who was convicted of the crime of burglary in a dwelling last week by a jury in the district court, was today sentenced by Judge R. W. Jennings to one year in the peniten tiary with the provision that the sen tence may be served in the Federal jail at Juneau. Attorney Z. R. Cheney made a strong effort to have the jail sentence imposed served in the Federal jail at Sitka, which is the home town of the boy. Try our merchants lunch, 35 cents, from 11:30 to 1:30. The Tavern Cafe. tf Course dinner. 50c, at the Tavern Cafe, from 5:00 p. m. till 9:00 p. m. tf MORE WAR LIKELY IN MEXICO EL PASO. Tex., Sept. 21.?What Is likely to lead to another Mexican war began yesterday when two brigades of Gen. Villa's troops began an Invasion of Sonora to combat tho Constitution alist forces under Gen. Benjamin Hill, who has refused to obey the com mands of Gen. Villa as against con trary orders of Gen. Carranza. u*+++*++*+++*?* + + + NOME STEAMER CORWIN + ? IS ON THE ROCKS ? + if + NOME. Sept. 21.?The Kar- + + luck relief steamer Corwin, re- + + turning from Wrangell Island, <? j ?f struck an uncharted rock off <? + Capo Douglas botween Nome <?] + and Teller. ?f ^ + The United States revenue cut- + + ter Boar is proceeding to the + + rescue. <!? + The position of the Corwin Is 4* + not dangerous unless the wind 4 + increases. <f f + fff + f + f + fff + f COL. RICHARDSON IS JUNEAU VISITOR Col. tV. F. Richardson, president of the board of Alaska road commission ers, is in Juneau, having arrived on the Admiral Watson, and is at the j Cain hotel. He will remain here until [ the arrival of the Alameda on which Lieut. Glen C. Edgerton of the board is returning to Alaska from Seattle, and will proceed to the Westward on that vessel. Col. Richardson came up the Yukon river from Fairbanks, where he spent some time Inspecting the government work. Col. Richardson went into Fair banks over the road from Chitina on a government automobile truck with a shipment of mail, but, owing to the floods in the Tanana valley moBt of the mall shipment was sent back to Cordova, and sent to Fairbanks by way of Skagway. The letter mail waB taken all the way to Fairbanks. The heavy rairs that have prevail ed all over Alaska this summer, caus ing flood conditions, did so much dam age to the government roads, said Col. Richardson, that maintenance work consumed most of the funds at the disposal of the commission. Lieut Fdgecton, who is coming north on the "Alameda, Inspected the government roads of the Interior early In the season, and went down the riv er to Seward peninsula. He is now re turning from Nome, via Seattle. CHAIRMAN BAXTER BRINGS OPTIMISTIC REPORTS ??? Joseph A. Baxter, of Valdez, chair man o fthe Democratic Territorial cen tral committee, arrived In Juneau on the Northwestern last night and is staying at tho Hotel Cain. Mr. Bax ter expresses himself as elated with the support that Is being given Chas. E. Bunnell. Democratic candidate for Delegate to Congress. Mr. Baxter says that Mr. Bunnell will carry his home division by a handsome majority. HUMBOLDT SAILS NORTH SATURDAY SEATTLE, Sept. 21?The Humboldt sailed for Juneau Saturday night with the following for Juneau: J. A. Hellenthal and wife, John F. Mull, George E. Fritz, Miss Anna Wil liams, Mrs. G. L. Burton, Eugene Gunderson, J. V. Brown, W. Vernon McKenzie, and four steerage. W. Vernon McKenzie Is a New i Yorker who Is touring the world. MARRIAGE LICENSE FOR JUNEAU PEOPLE TACOMA. Sept. 15.?A marrlago li cense was Issued today for the mar riage of Thomas Radonlch and Edna Haley, both of Juneau, KAISER AND KING LOSESHIPS LONDON, Sept. 21. ? The German cruiser Koenigsberg caught the light cruiser Pegas us overhauling her machinery at Zanzibar Harbor and completely destroyed her. The British loss was 25 killed and SO wounded. BRITISH SINK GERMAN CRUISER. News was received here this: morning of the sinking of the German cruiser Cape Trafalgar j by the British cruiser Carmania off the coast of South America. The Pegasus was a second class protected cruiser of 2135 tons displacement, built in 1898. She had a speed of 20 knots, and was driven by engines of 7000 indicated horse power. Her ar mament consisted of 8 four-inch guns. The Koenigsberg is one of the ; new swift cruisers of the Ger- 1 man navy, having a speed of 27 knots. She has a displacement ; of 4478 tons and her engines are j of 25,000 horse power. Her ar- j mament consist of 12 4.1-inch j guns and two torpedo tubes. ? The Carmania was a convert- < ed cruiser, having been taken ov er by the British government j from the Cunard company at , the beginning of the present ] war. She was built in Glasgow, . Scotland, in 1905 and has been j on the New York-Liverpool run i until two months ago. The Car mania wr s 650 feet long, 73 feet j wide and had a depth of 64 feet. ] She bad a displacement of 30,000 | tons and an indicated horse pow er of 21,000. ? ? ? ?' 4 4 4 4 4444444444444' 4 v 4 4 KAISER'S SON GETS 4 4 IRON CROSS FOR WOUND * 4 4 ? LONDON, Sept. 21?A Berlin 4 ? dispatch says Prince August 4 4 William, the fourth son of the 4 4 Emperor was hsot In the left 4 4 arm at tho Battle of Marne, and 4 4 that tho Emperor bestowed the 4 4 Iron Cross of the first class up- 4 4 on him. 4 444444444444444 PANAMA KICKS AT BOUNDARY DECISION PANAMA, Sept 21.?Dissatisfaction j over the award of Chief Justic Ed ward D. White In the boundary dispute between Panama and Costa Rica, which Is regarded here as favorable to Costa Rica, caused an anti-govern ment demonstration here yesterday. 4444444444444444 4 4 4 CONGRESS DECIDES TO 4 4 ADJOURN OCTOBER 15 4 4 4 4 WASHINGTON, Sept. 21. ? 4 4 Congress will sond word to the 4 4 President today that It will 4 4 complete Its work by October 4 4 15. and adjourn on that day un- 4 4 less the European war condi- 4 4 tions prevent. 4 4 4 44444444444444444 Mrs. Sherman will have a special offering in Wednesday's Empire. REGRETS BURNING OF RHEIMS BERLIN, Sept. 21.?An offi cial statement given out today; expresses regret because of the unauthorized bombardment of Rheims. The statment says that express orders were given to spare the cathedral at that place. I GERMANS FAIL AT RHEIMS. Rheims, France, Sept. 21. ? Though the cathedral and muchj of the city has been destroyed by! the Germans, they have been un- [ able to retake Rheims, which j commands the railways leading j to Charlevillc, Verdun and Cha lons. CATHEDRAL IS CHARRED ' RUINS. ! LONDON, Sept. 21. ? The 1 Rheims correspondent .of the ^ Daily Mail sends this dispatch < to his paper: 1 "The magnificent cathedral of ( Rheims a national monument t and an edifice of universal fame 1 is today a mere shell of charred 1 md blackened walls. The fire started Sunday, the flames spreading from street to street. "The cathedral had been turned into a hospital for Ger- ' tr.an wounded where French and ( Red Cross physicians and nurses 1 were caring for the sufferers of " the enemy who had fallen into the hands of the French. "When the first shell struck t the great cathedral, every one believed that it was a stray shot, but later in the day it became ev- ( ident that at least one German ( battery was making the great gothic pile a particular target. Shell after shell crashed into the old masonry that had stood the storm of centuries. The Ger man wounded would have been burned alive if the French doc- ! tors and nurses had not re moved them." -t? + ? + + + ???* ( ?> + + RHEHVIS IS BURNING + ? FROM BOMBARDMENT * ? * + BORDEAUX. Sept. 21.?The * ? City of Rhelms Is burning as a + ? result of the German bombard- + ? ment. The artillery fire caus- + + ed the beginning of a fire that + + spread throughout the city. * ? Tho cathedral and many his- * ? torlc buildings were destroyed 4* ? by the bombardment before the ?> ? fire started. + + + GERMAN $900,000,000 LOAN IS SUBSCRIBED BERLIN, Sept. 21.?Tho subscrip tion to the now $900,000,000 war loan has been completed. JAPANESE LAND TROOPS AT LAOSHAN TOKYO, Sept. 21? Jepaneso troops co-operating with the fleet were land ed at Laoshan Bay Saturday accord ing to an official announcement made Saturday ovenlng. Try our morcbants lunch. 3R cents, from 11:30 to 1:30. The Tavern Cafe. , tf GERMANS SEE NO CHANGE BERLIN, Sept. 21.?An offi cial statement given out this morning says: 'The situation on the WesternJ front is generally unchanged, j "The Anglo-French forces have been compelled to assume the defensive on the whole line. "A decisive assault on the line i of forts south of Verdun is about to begin." ??? BATTLE OF ALL TIME J RAGES. London, Sept. 21.?The great battle of all times is raging this ifternoon at all points along the battle line. The fighting is fierc- , ?st on the Allies' left lying on j | the right bank of the River Oise:, n the vicinity of Rheiras, whose j amous cathedral was fired and ?vrccked by German shells. The < ?nemy has attacked the Allies in | < orce on the left repeatedly to lay for the purpose of checking J heir advance, but each assault I las been repulsed and been fo!-| owed by advances. i i ALLIES BATTLE AS CON- L QUERERS. "I have seen our troops and j he French go into battle these ( lays, not as worn and wear# nen, but as conquerers. I have , leen them return as wounded "rom this valley of death with' ;he conquering spirit fanned to ierce fury. M BEATING BACK ENEMY, j' "We are slowly beating the | ?nemy back. We have to do it . "oot by foot, for they have huge ;uns and their shell fire is ter- ( ?ible. But when our men get j their range with their expert f machine gunners and musketry ( fire they cannot stand." SEVENTH DAY OPEINKU IN DRENCHING RAIN ??? PARIS, Sept. 20.?Tho seventh day i of the battle of Alsnc began in a drenching rain this Sabbath rooming, and so far as definite results are con cerned, the decision was little nearer than last Monday, when the retreating Germans turned on their pursuers and offored battle. Tho progress of tho general en gagement has been like the move ment of a pendulum. It has swung hack and forth, the advances and re cessions alternating. The conditions of the struggle could not be worse. The rain has fallen in torrents, and streams stained red by the blood of the dead are running in various directions on tho field of bat tle. Tho men have been seeking shelter from tho leaden hail from ar tillery and musketry fire in trenches that are waist deep in water, redden ed by tho blood of men and horses. Tho biting cold has chilled the sol diers to tho marrow, and many suf fer from cold and hunger. Allies Gain on Left. Although the Germans have massed great strength against the left of the Allies, the gains in the turning move ment that was started Friday have boon slow but sure. The Allies have been forcing the German oxtremo right flank backward. Tho great army of Gon. Von Gluck, which has now been augmented by ALLIES ! CONTINUE PROGRESS LONDON, Sept. 21. ? While the fall of night finds the for tunes of battle still fluctuating between the lines along the cen ter of the extended front, French and British are making desper ate efforts to execute turning ^ movements on both flanks. The Anglo-French left wing is exerting every ounce of strength to turn the flank of Gen. von Kluck, who commands the German right, who is report ed as having received heavy re inforcements. The German left, according to cautiously worded anndtmce ments from Berlin, is making equally strenuous efforts Yo out flank the French right which is resting on Verdun. PARIS, Sept. 21?The Ffench official statement given out this tfternoon says: "We have continued our jiro rress along the right bank o( the itiver Oise, north of Rheims. "We have made new progress n Argonne. "The situation on the right ving remains unchanged* "In Lorraine, the enemy has )een driven back beyond our rontier. ' "* "The enemy is evacuating the region of Avricourt." . ALLIES MAKE HEADWAY. Paris, Sept. 21 j?The'follow ing official announcement was made this evening: "On our left wing on the right bank of the River Oise we have advanced four heighths at Las signy, west of Noyon, to the east if the Oise and to the north of the Aisne. The Germans have riven evidence of recrudescence if activity." TIMES PREDICTS ALLIES' SUCCESS. London, Sept. 21.?The Lon don Times' military expert, tel egraphing "from behind the lines" this morning, says: "The great battle draws to a close. Exhaustion rather than shot and shell has wrought a terrible peace along the banks of the River Aisne?a peace, which my experience of the last few days leads me to believej may be a herald of victory. "That, at least, is how I read the situation. ENGLAND WELL FIXED FOR SUGAR SUPPLY NSW YORK, SepL 21.?Csarnlkow, the sugar expert, nays England has sugar enough to last nine months. the German center, holds fast on the French right Fierce fighting was re sumed this morning with the Germans attempting to maintain offensive op erations, but unable to make" any headway. However, a spirit of optimism pre vails at the Allies headquarters, and the belief seems to be general that the enemy ' cannot advance farther, and that his retreat Is only 'a ques tion of time.