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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
V.OL. IV., NO. 573. ' JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, SEPT. 22, 1914, PRICE, TEN CENTS ENGLAND LOSES THREE GREAT ARMORED CRUISERS Both Sides Claim Advantage At Aisne SERVIANS DEFEAT AUSTRIANS IN BATTLE SERVIANS WIN GREAT BATTLE PARIS, Sept. 22?A dispatch to the Havas agency from Nish says: "After a several day's battle near Kroupani, ten miles from the Bos nian border, in which 250,000 Austrians were engaged with the Ser vian army, the Aus trians suffered a com plete defeat "Ths Austrians are flying in a panic from the banks of the Drina river. Servian cavalry are&arrassing the re creating forces." The Servians who were called back from Syrrcia, Hungary* for this battle are now ad vancing toward Svor- j nik.. _ ; ~ MISS SULLIVAN TO SUCCEED MISS COUTURE Word has "been deflniieiy received from Miss Teresa Couture, the second .grade teacher, that her mother's ill ness will not permit her to take up :>er work again in Juneau this year. Mrs. Enoch Perkins has been acting :as a substitute for Miss Couture and will continue In that position until the arrival cf Miss Evelyn H. Sullivan,; who has been employed for the second igrade. Miss SiiUivan has be?n a successful ?primary teacher in Negaunee, Michi gan far the past two years, and is expected to arrive in Juneau early rnejft week. j A meeting of the high school stu dent body will be held tomorrow morn ing for the purpose of electing a stu dent president, secretary and treas urer. During the course of the meeting the matter of literary and debating so cieties will also be taken up. The high school is planning to have two literary societies this year. One the Seward Society and the other to be a new organization which will be named and established tomorrow. Many interesting debates and dis cussions are expected during the year. . nd it is hoped that the Douglas school will co-operate. THE GREATEST LOAF OF BREAD EVER BAKED HERE In the H. J. Raymond booth at the Kiks' Carnival is on exhibition of the large*? loaf of bread over baked in Juneau. It is eight and one-half feet long. It is the product of the Peer less bakery. At 11 o'clock Saturday nigh* this loaf of bread is to be cut into slices and be distributed to pa trons of the Carnival. There is a five cent piece somewhere in the loaf and the party securing the slice of bread containing the coin will be presented with a complete line of "Schilling's Rest" goods. HUNTERS RETURN. ? ? Attorney J. H. Cobb, V. A. Payne .and I.ang Cobb returned last night from a fishing and hunting expedition to Glass peninsula. Admiralty Island. They brought two deer home and re port having had a good time. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?49. Minimum?13. Rainfall?1.25 inches. Cloudy; rain. PRESIDENT ! IS HELPING COAL BILL WASHINGTON. Sept. 22. ? Unltod p States Senator F. M. Simmons, of North Carolina, yesterday evening as sured President Woodrow WilBon that the Senate will undertake the passage j of tho Alaska coal lands leasing bill 1 at the present session of Congress. The President believes that there Is ! a possibility, though probably re ; mote, of the cessation of the coal sup ply of British Columbia for Alaska, as a result of the war, which makes it rnoro than ordinarily important that Alaska coal lands be made available at the earliest possible date. Nenana Townslte Withdrawn. WASHINGTON, Sept. 22.?At the insistance of Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane, President Woodrow Wilson has withdrawn from entry the townslte at the confluence of the Ne I nana and Tanana rlv.ers, preserving the town of Nenan. This action taken in connection ? with previous Presidential townslte withdrawals last April Is considered as indicative of-the route of the gov ernment railroad that will be built in Alaska. POPE COMPLAINS BURNINGCATHEDRAL LONDON", Sept. 22.?Pope Benediot, according to a telegram to the Cen tral News, has telegraphed the Ger man Emperor protesting against the destruction of the cathedral at Rheitnn by tliu German army In the Held. PRIEST SAVES WOUNDED PROM MOB VENGEANCE ?. RHEI.VS, Sept. 22.?There was a bad moment for the German wounded at the Rheims cathedral when the French physicians and nurses were removing them from the burning structure. Ad shell after shell had battered the struc ture that is regarded by the inhabi tants of Rheims as sacred and fire had followed, the indignation of the crowds gathered outside had become intense. When the injured Germans were brought from the transept door, the crowd gave a howl of uncontroll able rage, and some of the soldiers leveled their riflos for the purpose of destroying the Germans who were be ing assisted to a place of safety to save they from the guns of their coun trymen. A priest of the abbe Andrieux sprang between the Germans and the rifles. "Don't shoot," he cried, "you would make yourselves as guilty to ; they who have destroyed the house of God." TREADWELL BABY LEADS CONTEST FIRST NIGHT ?4? Baby Mclntyre Is reported to bo in the lead at the Elks' Carnival contest with Baby Mackay of Juneau a close i second. Baby Hurley has Just learned to walk, but is running strong. Baby Brandenburg is fourth and leads the eight eldest in the contest. Saturday afternoon there will be a special show for ladies and children. The Skagway exhibit has arrived and will be placed today for inspec I tion tonight. Natives' night is not for natives alone, as might naturally be supposed, ! but is so named because on that night the native war dances will be put on. Present your bill against the car nival now and let 'er buck. TWO JUNEAUITES FISHING FOR HERRING Ed Jones and Sam Butts, two enter prising Juneau boys, have engaged In the herring Ashing business at Kake. ! Treir first haul netted 250 barrels and ! they are feeling very hopeful. Mrs. Sherman will have a special offering In Wednesday's Empire. KING FOILS ATTEMPT TO KIDNAP PARIS, Sept. *22. ? The Pro gressive Du Nord, a newspaper published at Lille, says: "King Albert, of Belgium, nar rowly escaped being kidnaped by his own chauffeur and. being de livered to the Germans this morning. "The King discovered that he was being driven to the German lines, and with his own hand shot and killed his chauffeur. "On the person of the chauf feur was found papers showing that he had been offered 200,000 francs for the job." MEXICANS RUSHING - JNJO BATTLE NOGALES, Mcx., Sept. 22.?Troops under command of Gov. Maytorena, left here with the avowed Intention ol, giving battle to the forces of Gen. Hill | at Santa Cruz. The difficulty follows recent severe clashes of authority bo tw?en Gen. Hill and Gov. Maytorena> rivers and harbors bill to be reduced WASHINGTON, Sept. 22?The Unit ed States Senate yesterday evening recommitted the rivers and harbors , appropriation bill to the committee with Instructions to substitute for the bill a measure appropriating the lump sum of $20,000,000 to be expended on existing waterway projects under the direction of the Secretary of War and the United States army engineers. | wilson thanks congress eor its sympathy WASHINGTON, 8ept. 22?President Woodrow Wilson last night extended his thanks to Congress for the many expresslons of sympathy extended by the Senate and House of Representa tives incident to the recent death of Mrs. Wilson. WRANGELL INSANE PATIENT DIES AT POTLAND Gov. J. F. A. StfOng 1b In receipt of advices from the Sanitarium company, Portland, Oregon, of the death of Anna Dick, a native woman, on tho 17th Instant; death helng duo to val vular heart disease. The deceased pa tient was committed to the Sanitarium from Wrangell on May 23, 1914. The remains were interred In the Multno mah cemetery, Portland. AUTUMNAL EQUINOX OCCURS AT ABOUT NOON TOMORROW The autumnal equinox will occur at Juneau at about noou tomorrow. The sun will pass the equator on its Jour ney south at 4:26 p. in. tomorrow, | Washington time, and about four hours earlier than that here. , For the last six raonthi the hours of daylight have been greater in the North than the South. Hereafter they will get shorter in tho North. DOLPHIN ON WAY NORTH. SEATTLE, Sept. 22.?The Dolphin left this port last night at nine o' clock for the North. She had tho fol lowing passengors for Juneau and Douglas: Joseph Joyce, MIbs T. Grun dler, Nick Stickmid, George E. Phelps, Jose Redosko and two steer age. KLOPECK ON BEACH. W. H. Case, took a photograph snap shot of the fishing schooner Klopeck lying on the beach of Marmion Island, I while returning from the hunting ex pedition Sunday. ALLIES REPORT JiAINSj Battle Front, via Paris, Sept. 22.?The Western wing of the Germans were thrust back yes terday a distance of seven miles largely through the efforts of fresh troops that have been ar riving from the rear and sent into action. ALLIES ATTACK VON BUE LOW'S LINE. ?+? Paris, Sept. 22. ? The Allies are bringing tremendous pres sure to bear on Gen. Von Bue low's portion of the German line. The forces of Gen. Von Kluck, on the left, were strengthened at Von Buelow's expense, and the Allies are trying to break the weak line. ALLIES CLAIM SLIGHT GAIJ1 Paris, Sept. 22.?The follow ing official statement was made tonight: "Along the entire front from Oise to Joevre the Ger mans manifest great activity without results. "On our left wing on the right bank of the Oise the Germans were obliged to fall back this af ternoon before the attacks of the Allies. "Between the Oise and Aisne the situation remains unchanged. "On the center, between Rheims and Souan, the enemy attempted the offensive, but was repulsed, with loss. "Between Souan and Argonne we have made some progress. "Between Argonne and the River Meuse there has been no change." ^ - CEASELESS ENGAGEMENT. ^? London, Sept. 22.?The Battle of Aisne is being fought with the same ceaseless energy, and all the previous phases of the contest are being enacted. There has been very little ground won or losf, except that the British have continued to make gains on the left, but at a cost that is terrific. Every trench that has been won on the left has been made at a terrible sacrifice. Some Brit ish regiments have paid dearly for their successes, but they are ready for the advance whenever the order is made. BIG GUNS AND REINFORCE MENTS. The French are bringing heavy ordnance into action and both British and French rein forcements arc arriving and be ing hurried into action. They are coming by rail through Sois sons directly behind the British position. A. E. Harris, genial agent of the "Milwaukee" for Alaska, with heart quarters In Juneau, took passage on the Alameda last night for the West ward. AGAIN NO CHANGE SAY GERMANS Berlin, Sept. 22.?Official an nouncement was made here to day saying: "The strong hilly positions at Craonne have been captured by our troops who are advancing on Rheims. 1 "Our troops have occupied thel village of Bethany. "We are attacking the strong forts on the line south of Ver dun, and the German troops have crossed the east border in the direction of Lorraine, which is defended by efght Frehch army corps* "A stortie of the French from the northeast of Verdun has been repulsed. "French troops camping to the north of Toul have been sur prised by our artillery. "In the remainder of the French war theatre there have been no engagements. "In the Belgian and eastern battlefields the Situation re mains unchanged." ENGLAND WAITED ALL DAY IN VAIN ? 4>' - LONDON, Sept. 22.?The Times said this morning: "England waited all day yesterday In vain for confirmation of the re port that the army of tho enemy had begun to retlro from France, and this morning there is no assurance that the groat contest will not continue for an other week, notwithstanding favora ble indications. The most hopeful sign of the situation is the news that the Allies have been putting fresh troops into the held, and that they have given impetus to the movement on the left. BURY ALLIES AND BURN GERMANS ?+? LONDON, Sept. 22.?A dispatch to the Telegraph from Emevllle says the British and French dead aro being burled togother on the battlefields where they foil. The German dead aro being burned by the Allies, following a custom es tablished by the Germans themselves. CUTTER TAMOMA IS ON ROCKS SEATTLE, Sept. 22?The United States revenue cutter Tahoma ran on a reef betweon Attu and Attu Islands in the Aleutian archipelago Sunday night but is Is no great danger unless a storm or a heavy sea should rise. The distress calls from the Tahoma were picked up by the Bear, Patter son, Tacoma Maru and Senator. The Bear, Patterson and Cordova, the latter sailing from Nome Sunday at midnight, are proceeding to tho rescue. A wireloB dispatch to the cruiser Buffalo, Commander Crisp, stated that there 1b no Immediate danger to tho Tahoma. RECOVER 9 OF FRANCIS H. LEGGETT'S DEAD PORTLAND. Oro.. Sept. 22.?The bodies of nine of those who lost theli . lives on t))e Francis H. Leggett have ? been recovered. There are 64 stll i missing, accepting 75 as the correc! . number that were on the vessel at th< time of her disaster. ENGLAND UNITED UNTIL END WASHINGTON, Sept 22.?A cable gram received yoHlcrday from the British foreign office by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice, British Ambasador at Washington, says that ail political parties in Great Britain are united and determined to see the war to a suc cessful finish. No Peace with Militarism. LONDON, Sept. 22.?First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill said last night in a speech in the Com mons: "England does not seek to subju gate Germany, but that there will be no peace with Prussian militarism short df the grave." Canada to Send 31,200 More Troops. VALCARTIER, Canada,""sept. 22. ? Canada will send 21,200 soldiers to tho Continent in addition to those that have already proceeded. The men will start soon, and go directly to France. India Backs England. ? LONDON. Sept. 22. ? "All of my troops and resources" arc at the com mand of your government Is the worj to come from India to the British gov ernment from the Gaekwar of Baroda. ? . ? JAPANESE BLOW UP TWO FORTS. PEKING, Sept. 22.?Tho destruction by Japanese airmen of two German forts at Klaochou has been reported hero. The Indications are that tho Japanese are making progress In their attack. A British regiment took a transport at Tientsin Saturday to proceed to the aid of tho Japanese in the land attack on Kiaochou. REDMOND CALLS ON IRELAND TO SERVE LONDON, Sept. 22.?"The democra cy of Great Britain having kept faith with' Ireland, nt is now a matter of duty and honor for Ireland to keep faith with them," says John Redmond, the Irish leader, In a manifesto, call ing on Irishmen to bear their share In the war in which the Empire Is engaged. NO CHANCE FOR PLACE FOR TIME ?+? WASHINGTON, Sept. 22.?Franco has replied informally to Inquiries by Secretary of State William J. Bryan as to her attitude on peace negotia tions. France is willing to talk when definite terms are advanced, but will Insist on driving the Germans from the country and will demand that Bel glum be Indemnified for the violation of her neutrality. Dispatches say this is a condition Germany would not consider at present, and there is, there fore, no chance of peace negotiations being entered on at this time. BETTERS PICK ATHLETIC8 TO WIN CHAMPIONSHIP ?+? NEW YORK, Sept. 22?Betters on Wall Street are offering three to one with few takers that the Athletics will win the World's baseball series this year irrespective of who they may have to play against. GREAT BRITAIN ORDERS MILITARY MATERIAL HERE RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 22. ? The British government yesterday placed an order for 1,000 sets of artillery har ness and 500 cavalry saddles at thii place. The order is to be filled with In six wee1, j. i LOW TEMPERATURE EARLY IN YEAR IN NEW ENGLANI > , ? 1 BOSTON, Sept. 22.?Below zer t temporature has already been expo ) lenced in the White Mountain distrle J of New Hampshire. GERMANS DESTROY 3 CRUISERS LONDON, Sept 22 A German submarine today sank three of England's great armor ed cruisers, the Abou kir, Hogue and Cressy ?each 12,000 tons dis placement and armed * with 9.2-inch and 6-inch guns. The submarines sank the Aboukir, which was on patrol duty,first. As the torpedo exploded, the Hogue and Cressy started to the rescue of the survivors, when fresh torpedoes launch ed by the Geeman sub marine sent them to the bottom. The Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy were sister ships. All were built in 1903. RUSSIAN ADVANCE SAID TO BE CHECKED i.ONDON. 22.?It was reported last night that the Rus sian army had been checked in its advance by the fortifications and large Austrian army at Przemysl. NO WORD OF G ALICIA TO DAY. Paris, Sept. 22. ? There has been no word of definite results of the great battle that is under way in Galicia between the Rus sians and Austrians from Petro grad or elsewhere. AUSTRIANS DENY DEFEAT. MANCHESTER, England, Sept. 22.?A wireless message picked up here from Vienna to Austrian Ambassador Dumha says that the Russian claim to great victories are pure inven tion. The dispatch said that the Austrian have repeatedly defeat ed the Russians. GERMANS LOSE AT CRA ONNE. ..Severe fighting continues north of the Aisne river and the Craonne district where the Ger mans, according to a French of ficial communication, have been repulsed at different points with considerable loss. The Germans have been forc ed across the line into Lorraine | in the Verdun region. " GERMANY AND AUSTRIA 1 TO STICK TOGETHER COPENHAGEN. Sept 22.?The Vos sischo Zeltung of Berlin declare that previous to tho outbreak of the war 3 Germany and Auctria agreod, as now have the parties of the triple entente, o not to make peace separately, r- ? ? ? :t Course dinner, 50c, at the Tavern Cafe, from 5:00 p. m. till 9:00 p. m.