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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 574. JUNEAU, ALASKA, V\ KHNKSDAV, SKf'T. 2:s, I'.Ml.' ' ? ? PRICE, TEN CENTS ALLIES TURN GERMAN RIGHT IN BATTLE OE AISNE __ ? . ? Austria Loses But Kaiser Gains In. East GERMAN ARMY MAY RETREAT FROM FRANCE AUSTRIANS LOSING AT PRZEMYSL London, Sept. 23?A special to Reuter'g says the railways leading to Przemysl are all in the hands of the Russians, and that the Austrians are falling back behind the forts. The dispatch says the Russian attack is proceeding with irres istible force. RUSSIANS TAKE STRONG HOLD. Petrograd, Sept. 23?The Rus sians have captured the Aus trian stronghold of Jaroslav. RUSSIANS MOVING BACK WARD. London, Sept. 23.?The Rus sian advance army in East Prus sia is falling back to the main army that is operating in that country. They are bringing their wounded and prisoners with them, as well as all of their supplies- What they are unable to handle of the latter, they are burning. 2.000.000 MEN FIGHT IN BATTLE OF PRZEMYSL LONDON, Sept. 23.?The third great battle in Galicia. which began with the bombardment of Przemyl. la wag ing between the Russians and Aus-! trlana. .It Is said that 2.000.000 men are engaged In the contest which this morning extends the full length of the "Austrian line from Przemysl to Cracow. RUSSIANS SET PRISONERS TO WORK LONDON. Sept. 23.?A Reuter's dis patch from Petrograd says the Rus sians are taking advantage of having so many German and Austrian prison ers to put Into execution several large undertakings in the way of canal con struction and other public works. Thousands of prisoners will be set to work on these plans at once. RUSSIA BUYING ARMS FROM THE JAPANESE ?+? TOKYO, Sept. 23.?Russian military' authorities are in Tokyo buying arms and ammunition. From here they will go to America and China. TURKEY INCREASES TARIFF SCHEDULES CONSTANTINOPLE. Sept. 23.? Turkey has revised her tariff to im pose a 100 per cent, duty on foreign textiles, shoes and alcohol. 300.000 JEWS ARE IN RUSSIAN ARMY LONDON. Sept. 23.?It is under stood that 300,000 Jews are serving in Russian armies. GREAT WHEAT CROP FILLS ALL ELEVATORS ?*? CHICAGO. Sept. 23.?Along the line of the Missouri Pacific only 20- per cent, of this year's wheat crop has been threshed. All grain elevators are :tg. and there Is no further room for the crop at local elevators, at Chicago, or the several ports of export. FOREIGN SHIPS ARE BECOMING AMERICAN ??? WASHINGTON. SepL 23.?Twenty six ships have actually changed regis try. up to this date, and applications for examination have been received from 39 additional. The owners of ap proximately 200 have signified their intehtion to ask for American regis try j. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum. 52. Minimum. 44. Precipitation, .41. Cloudy; rain. WAR BEGINS IN SOUTH AFRICA London, Sept. 23.?The Union of South Africa, co-operating with Imperial army forces, will immediately begin an expedi tion against the German posses sions in South Africa. Gen- Louis Botha, command-! er"of the Boer army during the' Boer war and for many years the Liberal prime minister of the Union of South Africa, will I have supreme command of the British forces. + + + + + + + + * + * ? <? * BRITISH BOMBARD * + AVIATION STATION * + ?>: * ANTWERP. Sept. 23. ? A +1 + British aerial bombardment of <? + the Burkensdorf aviation sta- +| * tion at Cologne was announced * j + here today, according to news- *, + papers. + * Five British aviators flew + + together across Belgium and + + dropped their bombs on the *5* i * chosen spot and escaped. 4> + . * COL JACKLING COMING NORTH; ? 4*? LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23.?Col. D. C. Jackling attended the funeral of his former wife, Jeanne B. Jackling. who died here a week ago, yesterday, and left Jor Alaska. He will return in October and remove the body to Salt Lake. Jackling Leaves Seattle Tomorrow. Word received at the office of Gen eral Manager B. L. Thane, of the Al aska Gastineau Mining company, is that Col. Jackling will leave Seattle for Alaska tomorrow on the City of Seattle. He will be accompanied by F. G. Janey, manager of mills for the Jackling properties, and his private secretary H. B. Tooker. SWITZERLAND NEEDS SOME MORE MONEY NEW YORK. Sept. $3.?Paris dis patches say that Switzerland avill soon be In the market for a loan in addi tion to the $37,000,000 recently bor rowed. Preliminary negotiations are said to be under way in the United States. CUBAN WIRELESS NOW IN CENSORS' HANDS WASHINGTON. Sept. 23.?The Cu ban government wireless station at Havana has been placed under censor ship. . Navy May Censor Wireless. WASHINGTON. Sept. 23?Navy of ficials state that Congress will be re quested to pass a law giving the Navy Department unquestioned and sweep ing authority to impose censorship up on all wireless stations. EUROPEAN POWERS TO USE AMERICAN HORSES BUSS Okla.. Sept. 23?Ten thou sand Oklahoma and Texas horses are being collated to fill orders received from the Nations of Europe involved in the war. PROTECTION FOR PEACEFUL CITIZENS; DEATH FOR OTHERS LONDON. Sept. 23.?Gen. von Molt ke hasvis8ued a proclamation assur ing protection to peaceful cilizens In i French towns occupied by the Ger mans, but warning that all armed civilians will be shot. NEW YORK LOAN IS OVER SUBSCRIBED NEW YORK. Sept. 23. ? New York city's $100,000,000 loan at six per cent was twice over subscribed. V ? GERMANS LOSE ONE CRUISER LONDON, Sept. 23.?The German i cruiser Spreewald has been captured < in the North Atlantic by the British 1 armored cruiser Berwick. Two colliers that were supplying the German cruiser were also captur ed. The Spreewald Is a protected cruis er of 4281 tons. The Berwick Is an armored cruiser of 9800 tons, built In 1903. Oty? SUBMARINE DID WORK. BERLIN. Sept. 23.?Reports of the German ndmlrallty show that tho de struction of the three British cruisers in the North sea was accomplished by the German submarlno U-9 single | handed. BRITISH LOSE 1500. LONDON, Sept. 23.?Less than 25 per cent of the officers and crews on the British armored cruisers Abouklr, Hogue and Cressy were saved when they went down as the result of a torpedo attack by a German sumbar ine. The loss Is 1500, and about 420 were rescued. AUSTRIAN CRUISERS DAMAGED. LONDON, Sept 23..? A dispatch from Rome to the Central News Agency says travelers, arriving from Sebenlc. state that the Austrian cruis ers Maria Theresa and Staun had put Into that port in a -badly damaged condition. MINE SINKS BRITISH STEAMSHIP IN EAST TREBISOND, Asia Minor, Sept. 23? The British steamship Belgian King was sunk yesterday by a mine. Twen ty persons perished. A Russian steam ship rescued 100 of those on board the wrecked vessel. _ . ? . SOUTHAMPTON AGAIN OPEN TO COMMERCE NEW YORK. Sept, 23.?A London special says the port of Southampton, closed for several weeks for military reasons, is again open for commerce. VILLA MAY WAR ON CARRANZA NACO, Ariz., Sept. 23. ? There are many indications that Gen. Villa is about to Join Gov. Maytorena. of Sonora, in open revolt against Gen. Carranza and the provisional govern ment of Mexico. Gen. Villa holds that the giving of orders to Gen. Hill by Gen. Carranza directly instead of through him as commander of the North is a specific violation of the agreement by which Gen. Carranza was permitted to be come the head of the provisional gov ernment of Mexico. / Huerta Pledge Worries U. S. WASHINGTON, Sept. 23?The prin cipal question being considered in con nection with the transfer of authority at Vera Cruz is over a pledge made by Huerta a year ago in which he set aside the customs receipts at that place to securo a foreign loan of $7S,< 000.000, a part of which Is held by United States bankers. CHICAGO CONTINUES HER RAPID GROWTH ' ? CHICAGO. Sept. 23?The population of Chicago is 2,437,526. according tc the biennial school census. This is ac increase of over 252.243 over the fed eral census taken in 1910. NEW FRENCH CAPITAL ' REOPENS ITS BOURSE > BORDEAUX. Sept. 23.?At the ro ; quest of M. Ribot, Fiench minister o! finance, brokers of Bordeaux have de cided to reopen the Bourse there. GERMANS CONSIDER - RETREAT Berlin, Sept. ^3. ? That the German government is seriously considering retreating from | France and Belgium in order to secure more men to oppose the | Russian invasion is admitted by j the newspapers. The papers I openly and in sober tone discuss i the possibility of such a course. | They say it is questionable whether or not the Russian menace in the East has not be come so great that it is imprac ticable to save the men neces sary to carry on offensive ocr ations on both borders, and the desireability of punishing Rus sia is admitted. ? VICTORY CLAIMED FOR KAISER. Washington, Sept. 23. ? The German embassy gave out a wireless dispatch received today which says that the French spir it is weakening, and that their center is retreating. It also said that Verdun is being bombard ed. + ^ f + ?;< v * | + '+ + GERMANS LOSE ? + MANY GENERALS ?> *? * ? BERLIN, Sept. 23.?The Ger- + + man casualty list published to? * + day shows the death of two ? ? German generals in the west- + + ern campaign?Gen. von Wroo- ? ?fr hem and Gen. von Arbou. * ? Maj.-Gen. von Throtha is al- * ? so given as among the killed. <? ? Among the wounded the + ? names of Lieut.-Gen. von Willi- ? ? sen nnd Cteut.-Gen. von Kue- + ? hue appear. + ?> -J ?*? ?Jt ?|? -*? A ?J? ?Jt ?Jt BLACK LEADS TURNER IN SENATE RACE ?*? Seattle, Sept. 23. ? Complete returns, most of which are offi cial, give Judge W. W. Black a very narrow lead over former Senator George Turner for the Democratic Senatorial nomina tion. Both sides claim the victory, and it will require the. Secretary of State's canvass to determine the result. OPERATORS WON'T RE-EMPLOY MEN DENVER, Col., Sept. 23.<-In a letter to the President, tho Colorado Fuel and Iron company has informed him that it will decline to reemploy all strikers who have not been convicted of violating tho law as proposed by the Federal mediators. The coal minors and the unions had decided to accept the terms proposed by tho President. MASSACHUSETTS DEMOCRATS RENOMINATE GOV. WALSH BOSTON, Mass.. Sept. 23. ? The state-wide primaries yesterday result ed in the ronomination of Gov. David I. Walsh as the Democratic candidate for Governor. The Republicans nominated former Congressman Samuel W. McCall, and tho Progressives named Joseph Walk 1 er. former speaker of tho Massachus ' etts House of Represontatlvpa. for 1 Governor. Virginia Goes Dry. RICHMOND. Vu.. Sept. 23.?Virgin ia yesterday adopted a prohibition constitutional amendment by more than 25,000 majority. It will become ' effective November T, 1915. Course dinner, BOc, at the Tavorr Cafe, from 5:00 p; >*. till 9:00 p. m. t . II-'-fF BELGIANS MOVE ON BRUSSELS London, Sept. 23.?The Tele graph's correspondent with the Belgian army says the Belgians emerged from the ramparts of Antwerp today in a sortie again st the German army at Brussels. The advance guard followed the enemy's outposts to the base near Brussels. Shots were ex changed within 13 miles of the latter place GERMANY INCREASES PAY OF BELGIANS ROTTERDAM, -Sept. 22 ? Germany has increased the pay, of Bolgian gun factory employees CO per cent. COAL LEASING BILL TO HOLD FRONT WASHINGTON Sept. 23?The Unit ed States Senate yesterday ngreed to treat the Alaska coal lands leasing bill as an emergency measure. The bUL brought up by Senator Key Pittmau, of Nevadu. chairman of the Senate ?f^mmitteo ou Territories. The agreement of tkn Senate will hold tho bill at tho front until it shall have t??i;n disposed of.' BILL INTENDED TO PREVENT MONOPOLY, WASHINGTON, Sept. 23. ? During] the debate In the Senate yesterday; which resulted In the Alaska coal I leasing bill being given the position j of "unfinished business," Senator Reed j Smoot, of Ufah, said that no such bill would be necessary were It not for f t ii< .'re to prevent monopoly of the resources of Alaska. To this statement. Senator John Ft Shafroth. of Colorado, replied that the laws of Alaska woro a guaranty again st tho monopoly .of mining or selling coal in Alaska. + + ? + ??? + ? + ?? ? ? 4* ? ? ? ? TWO SHIPS STANDING 4 ? BY TAHOMA WRECK * 4? ?t? + Seattle, Sept. 23. ? A \yire- + 4* loss message received from 4? ] 4" the Victoria, bound for Nome, <?; 4? says the Steamship Senator, of 4? ? tho Pacific Coast Steamship 4> ? Company and the United States *> 4? survey ship Patterson, are 4-; ? standing by the wreck of the 4-i ? Tahoma near Attn island. 4*, 4? Tire officers and crew of the 4* ? Tahoma will probably be taken 4* 4? to Nome. 4? + + j [ ? 4? ? 4* 4? + 4? 4> 41 4* ? 4* 4* 4* 4* 4? 4* j EFFORTS TO PROTECT COTTON PRICE CONTINUE WASHINGTON. Sept. 23.?A com mittee of 21 representatives from the cotton states and from the National Farmers' Union will" be created in Washington to start a movement' for advancing *300,000.000 to $400,000^00 in United States notes on the surplus cotton crop of 6,000,000,000 to 7,000, 000 bales this year in the South. LONDON EXCHANGE MAY OPEN AT ANY TIME -BOSTON, Sept. 23.?Dispatches from London indicate thnt the London Stock Exchange may open at any time. Even now the Bank of Englnnd is free ly discounting at 5 per cent and 30-day brokors' lonns nre being discounted ? at tlio same rate. New Yorl^May Follow. NEW YORK. Sept. 23.?Two offers to bet $10,000 that the Now York . Stock Exchange will reopen on or be fore the second Monday in October , were made in Wall Street Friday and , there were uo takers. See back page for Mrs. Sherman'j , | announcement of biggest milliner) [ I sale ever held In Alaska. BATTLE AT DECISIVE POINT LONDON, Sept 23.?The Amiens correspondent of the Times says heavy fighting Is in progress this af ternoon southeast of Amiens. He says that it Is the beginning of the decisive phase of the Battle of Aisne., "On the Issue of this fighting," he says, "depends tne question of the continued occupation of French soil by the German Invaders, or their re treat to strongly entrenched positions which have been prepared for them on the Sambrc river In Belgium. "The enemy occupied Dousai yes terday morning and seized the rail way station at Soualn on the line con necting Douai with Valenciennes. It appears, therefore, that the Germans are alive to the necessity of protect ing their line of communication to Monri, where the headquarters of the field army have been established. "Thus the German line has been ex tended north from Cambrai, which has been occupied In force. "We learned today that a big battle had begun and it was rumored that the Germans had advanced as far as Mantdldier." ? ALLIES PREPARE TO .DESCEND ON RIGHTj LONDON, Sept. 23.?The situation at the battle of Aisne last night may 1 be summarized by saying that the Allies had compleaed plans to descend ' with terrific force on the German ( right, which was already bending backward under the persistent pres sure that had been making headway slowly but surely for four days to the Northward of the River Aisne. German reinforcements, according to Berlin reports, have beaten their opponents in the race to the fighting zone, and the result was seen In a rapid series of strokes which Gen. von Kluck had been able to deliver in an effort to stem the Allies' envelop ing movement around St. Quentln. .. ALlTlES TRY TO BREAK GERMAN RAIL CONTROL PARIS, Sept. 23.?The attack direct ed by the Allies against Gen. von Buelow's portion of the German line, which was weakening for the purpose of aiding Gen. von Kluck's hard press ed position, has been for the double purpose of forcing a break In the ene my's long front and to strike at his con trol of the railroad from Laon to Rethal. NINE MILES OF DEAD IN TRENCHES LONDON. Sept. 23. ? The Dally Mail's corrcnpondent says wounded arriving at an unnamed plnco in France from the front report that there are nine miies of dead In the I trencheg between the towns of Per onno and St. Quentln. BOMBARDMENT OF RHEIMS REGARDED AS NECESSITY WASHINGTON, Sept. 23.?A dis patch received by the German embassy last night said that Rhelms, which v.as bombarded by the German forces, was on the French battle line and that the necessity for Its bombard ment was greatly regretted by the government. The dispatch, which was received by wireleis, also stated that the French attack on middle Lorraine had been repulsed.. GERMANS SHlT FRENCH SUPPLIES BACK HOME PARIS, Sept.'23.?Gaston Thomson, i Minister of C&umierce, In. a report on a visit to Lille and other cities and . towns of the north recently evacuated ? by the Germans, says the Germans I not only requisitioned provisions nec essary for their troops, but they for warded great quantities to Germany s and have exhausted the resourcer f of the regions through which thej havo passed. ALLIES TURN LEFT OEENEMY BORDEAUX, Sept.23 ?Confirmation of the news of the turning* of the German right Was received here tonight. LONDON, Sept. 23? The Daily Mail's cor respondent reports that the German right has been turned between Peronne and St. Quen tin. beginningTof end. Paris, Sept. 23.?An official statement made this afternoon says the Allies have materially advanced the western wing of their army today, and that a German attack on the eastern wing of the French limes has been checked. This is believed to be the be ginning of the end of the Bat t le of Aisne. attack on st. BAUSSA1YT. Paris, Sept. 23. ? When the German right flank was thrown back on the right bank of the Oise river, an attack, was order ed on St. Baussant. germans come back from lorraine. Washington, Sept. 23.?A ca ble to the French embassy says the German left wing in Lor raine had again crossed the French border and that it had reoccupied Demeore, north of Nancy. DESCRIPTION OF FLANK MOVE MENT. LONDON, Sept. 23. ? The London Mail's correspondent wiring of the movement of the Allies which result ed In the turning of the German right wing says: "Peronne was evacuated by, the Germans four days ago. The Germans occupied a strong position with hills behind and marshes In front. The Al lies received orders to take the posi tion at all costs. The reason for the order being given was that If the Ger mans were driven from here they would be enveloped by the outspread ing French Iqft wing. At first the trenches were combed out by a hot artillery fire but the Germans still hung on and the German guns on the heights behind were doing execution among the French soldiers. "It was then decided to storm the position across the marshes In half light immediately before dawn. The French advanced In a number of nar row columns and suffered, badly but they never wavered. "The Germans waited for them In the trenches and there followed a fierce struggle ? a breast to breast fight. The French had the advantage of dash and vigor and they stabbed and stabbed until their arms ached. Their losses were heavy but they gain ed their point and the Germans fell back to St. Quentin. "The French were reinforced and pursued tho Germans hotly into the suburbs of the town. There was sav age fighting in the streets but yard by yard they were driven back until they received orders to abandon the town. I I hear that they are now making an j effort to retake Peronne." GOVERNMENT SEEKING OFFENDING WIRELESS PORTLAND. Ore., Sept. 23.?The United States government Is Invest!* gating a report that a wireless sta* . tion In Inace8sible mountains either , of Oregon or California are communi i eating regularly with German war r ships off the coast in violation of the neutrality of the United States.