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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 575. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS VON MOLTKE, KAISERS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, KILLED Allies Continue Pushing Invaders Back CZAR PRESSES MOST COLOSSAL MANEUVER PRZEMYSL fORTS ARE FALLING PETROGRAD, Sept. 24?Russian siege guns rushed forward from Lemberg and placed in action this morning had reduced the five main forts of Przemysl this after noon, accord ing to announcements made today by the war office. JAROSLAUS* CAPTURE IS DECISIVE STROKE LONDON, S*pL 24.? The fall o* Jaroslau, one of the strongly fortified positions of the Austrian army in Galacia is the most decisive stroke that has been announced from an east ern battlefield for several days. AUSTRIAN ARMY 13 DEMORALIZED LONDON, Sept. 24.?The Petrograd correspondent of the Post, comment ing upon the capture of Jaroslau. says: .."The speedy capture of Jaroslau In dicates the demoralized condition of the enemy and facilitates the attack? on Przemysl. "It Is reported here that desertions from the Austrian army are very nu merous. and that the Germans are not wholly trusting their allies. This report says that the Germans, on ac count of their lack of faith in the ability and earnestness of the Aus traln rank and file have insisted up on garrisoning Przemsyl with German troops." RUSSIANS RESUME OFFENSIVE ACTION LONDON. Sept 24.?The Russians have resumed the offensive in East Prussia, and they are reported as again preparing to attack the citadel at Koenigsburg, the ancestral home of the Kings of Prussia. AUSTRIAN GENERAL IS WOUND ED PRISONER. ??? Rome. Sept. 24.?Austrian Gen. von Hlncke, who commanded an infantry brigade composed of soldiers of Ital ian Nationality In the Austrian army, was wounded in the battle at Jaros lau. and Is a Russian prisoner In a hospital at Lemberg. CHOLERA BREAKS OUT * AMONG HUNGARIANS VENICE, Sept. 24.?Nine cases of cholera have been discovered among wounded Hungarians according to telegraphic advices received here. RUSSIANS CHARGED WITH 8RUTALITY TOWARD JEWS NEW YORK. Sept. 24?The German ambas!<ador has received a communi cation from Berlin which charges that the Russians are again treating the Jews brutally. HARVARD MAN TO BE ARGENTINE AMBASSADOR ? WASHINGTON. Sept. 24. ? Presi dent Wood row Wilson and Secretary of State William J. Bryan, after a con ference. hare decided to name Fred eric Jesup Stimson. lawyer, novelist and Harvard professor, to be the first American Ambassador to Argentina, and to promote American M lister Fletcher at Buenos Ayres to tr Am bassador to Chile. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?51. Minimum?38. Precipitation?.47. Cloudy; rain. RUSSIA I COMPLETES FIRST PART j LONDON, Sept. 24. ? That Russia has almost completed the first stage of what may well be considered the most col ossal operation ever undertaken by a military power is clear be- j yond successful dispute. The fall of the Austrian fort ress of Jaroslau completes the investment of Przemysl so far as lines of communication are concerned. Even the continued occupation of Cracow by the Austrian and German forces has not aided inj that junction of the Austrian and German and Austrian arm ies which would be necessary to prevent Russia from overrun ning Galicia and pushing the armies of Austria back through the Carpathian mountains. By her conquest in Galicia. j Russia now gains control of the greatest supply of gasoline in Europe. This product is an ab solute necessity in modern war-; fare, and the result is as greatly advantageous to Russia as it isi disasterous to her enemies. Rus sia is greatly in need of it in or der to supply her motor trans port service which has added so materially to the mobility of her army. me Kussian movemeni is now described as a hum' wedge, the: right line of which extends, roughly speaking, from Libau, on the Baltic along the railroad line to Warsaw. The Russian! Gen. RennenkampfT is guarding this line. It protects the Rus-i sian sources of supply and pre vents any outflanking movement against the Russian army, which according to news in London, is beginning to operate in the di rection of Posen and Breslau in Germany, and which has been operating in. Galicia. These armies, extending south and' east from Warsaw, are the left line of the great wedge which j exceeds 600 miles in length and along which and in front of which are more than 5,000,000 men under arms. RUSSIANS PURSUING ENEMY BEYOND PRZEMYSL LONDON, Sept 24.?The Russian army, which took Jaroslau by storm is in hot pursuit of the Austrians who | are retreating on Cracow. The Russians have driven the sup porting Austrian army away from the fortified city of Przemysl, which is Isolated. It now seems probable that the Russians will be content to mask this fortress while they push on with the bulk of their army to Cracow with a view to joining up their forces pre paratory to a march upon Breslau In Prussian Selisla. CZAR SAYS HE WILL GO TO BERLIN ITSELF LONDON, Sept. 24.?The Rome cor respondent of the London Evening News telegraphs a report currenl there quoting the Czar as saying: "I am resoleved to go to Berlin itself, even if it causes me to lose my last i raoujik." 400,000 ARE OUT OF WORK AT VIENNA ?? ROME. Sept. 24.?There are 400.000 unemployed in Vienna. Food prices have advanced enormously. There is an almost total closing of factories and business houses. "The Drug Store that gives the ser vice, has the goods and right prices? THE JUNEAU DRUG CO.. 107 Front St.. opposite Alaskan Hotel, phone 250. 9-24-2t TURKISH ENVOY IS TOJEAVE Washington, Sept. 24.?The Turk ish ambassador has Informed Presi dent Wilson that he does not alter the views recently expressed In a published Interview and will leave the United States within a fortnight. The announcement of the withdrawal of the Turkish ambassador though not unexpected has caused a profound sensation In diplomatic circles. STATEMENT OF INTERVIEW. WASHINGTON, Sept. 24. ? The Turkish ambassador in his Interview said that the sending of American war ships to Turkey in connection with tho roport of uprisings against Christians would lead to a serious situation. At the same time he said that while mas sacres had previously occurred in Turkey, that they were the samo kind of attacks any people might commit under provocation. He cited the lynching of Negroes and "water cures" in tho Phililpincs as illustra tions, reminding the American people of thoso Incidents. JACKLING NOW IN ADMIRAL LINE * SEATTLE. Sept. 24?Col. D. C. Jack ling, the Alaskan mine- operator, and T. B. Wilcox, president of a Portland flouring mills company, and a leading Oregon capitalist, have been elected directors In the Pacific-Alaska Navi gation Company. Both of them have Invested largely In the capital stock of that company, which contemplates purchasing two more steamships In the near future. One of the new steamships that will be purchased by the Pacific-Al aska Navigation company will be to take the place of the Admiral Samp son on the Alasku route. +?*++**++++++*+*+ + + + SECRETARY OF NAVY + + CLOSES WIRELESS * 4? + * WASHINGTON. Sept. 24.? + + Secretary of the Navy Joseph- * + us Daniels today ordered the ? ? Marconi wireless station at <? + Siasonset. Mass.. closed at noon 4* + tomorrow because of failure to 4 ? comply with the naval regula- + + tlons for censorship. 4? 4? ? * + + 4>* + * + + + + * + + + + + WILSON SAYS MINE OWNERS SHOULD ACCEPT ?4? WASHINGTON, Seppt 24.?Presi dent Woodrow Wilson last night told the president of the Colorado Fuel & Iron Company that it Is the duty of his company to accept the plans of the mediators for the settlement of the strike In Colorado. CANADA WILL GIVE BRITAIN 200 GUNS ?? OTTOWA, Sept. 24.?Premier Bor den announced yesterday evening that Canada will present to Great Britain 200 guns, half of which will bo 18 pounders. GERMAN KAISER OWNS VANCOUVER PROPERTY LONDON, Sept. 24?The London Fi nancial Times says that of about $9, 000,444 of realty in Vancouver, B. C. standing in the name of Baron Alvo von Alvens Leben, the Kaiser owns about $3,000,000. EASTERN PASSENGER RATES TO GO UP CHICAGO, Sept. 24.?Railroad pas senger rates between St. Louis and Chicago will be increased $1 about December 1, and rates between St. Louis and New York increased $2., on suggestion of the Interstate Com merce Commission. ALLIES PUSHING ENEMY OUT PARIS, Sept. 24? Since the beginning of the Battle of Aisne, the Allies have pushed the Germans back 11 miles, and gains are being made today, in spite of the desperate effort the j Germans have made to stay the advance. FIERCEST FIGHTING OF WAR. Paris, Sept. 24.?Reported to night that Allies further advanc ed their left this evening but met desperate resistence and that fiercest fighting of the war is under way. PUSHING INVADERS OUT. London, Sept. 24. ? The ex pert of the London Times at the front with the armies on the Aisne says: "We are certainly on the eve of great events in this region between Miraumont, Amicus and Arras. "The enemy's lines have been pierced in this region, and he is being gradually pushed out of France. "The Germans are still strong, however, behind a line drawn roughly from Stamand, through Denain, Bouchain and Cambrai." The correspondent reports that the Germans ha\e blown ! up railway bridges at Miraumont and Arras. GERMAN FORCES FLINCH ING. Paris, Sept. 24. ? A formid able force which the Germans threw against the Allies left wing is still flinching, according to official communications re ceived here, under the blows of France and England. Like a battering ram the Allies are pounding away and the Germans arc giving a little more ground every day. ALLIES ONLY HAVE TO HOLO GROUND LONDON, Sept. 24.?An official an nouncement made yetterday evening at Paris concerning the war opera tions concludes: "We have only to hold on with ten acity to the ground we have won for a short time longer when the Allies will be again In full pursuit of a beat en enemy which will be retreating from the battlefield along the River Alsne." BIG XANANA CROWDS GREETING BUNNELL ?? FAIRBANKS, Sept. 24.?Charles E. Bunnell, the Democratic nominee for Delegate to Congress, is having big meetings on the Tanana creeks, where he is making a systematic canvass and creating enthusiasm among Dem ocrats and supporters of the Wilson administration. He has held meetings in all the im portant points, and become acquaint ed personally with most of the voters of this section. To say that he hrs made a splendid impression is stating the truth mildly. The campaign committee is greatly encouraged. BIG SEATTLE BREWER DIES IN SAN FRANCISCO SEATTLE. Sept. 24.?John Muell er, vice-president of the Seattle Brew ing and Malting company, died last i-.ight of acute Indigestion at San Francisco. VILLA AND CARRANZA AT OUTS WASHINGTON, Sept. 24Gcn. Villa has disavowed Gen. Carranza as chief j of the Constitutionalist army, and so telegraphed Gen. Carranza. Villa has served notice that he will not participate In the National con vention that has been called to meet in October to designate a provisional President Troops Will Come Home. WASHINGTON. Sept. 24.?It was announced this morning that the rup ture between Gen. Villa and Gen. Car ranza will not serve to change the plans of the government to withdraw the American troops from Vora Cruz. Revolutionary Notices Posted. NOGALES, Mcx., Sept. 24.?Notices have been posted here that Gen. Villa hns proclaimed a revolution in Son ora, Chihuahua and other northern states. ?r Gov. Moytorena. of Sonora, has Join ed Gen. Villa In the rebellion. Funston Thinks Troops Should Stay. WASHINGTON. Sept. 24. ? Gen. Funston has notified the United States KUrcrnmont tlial lu his opinion It would be unwise to remove the Ameri can troops from Vera Cruz at the present time. Government Does Not Despair. WASHINGTON. Sept. 24. ? Prcsl dent Wood row Wilson and Secretary of State William J. Bryan do not dis pair of pcaco in Mexico. Efforts are still being made to bring about an adjustment vt tho differences. May Separate Mexico. DOUGLAS, Ariz., Sept. 24. ? One hears a good deal of talk of reviving the early plans of the Constitutional ists which contemplated the dismem berment of Mexico and tho formation of a Republic of the nprthern states and territories of Sonoija, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Sinaloa and Low er California, and perhaps. Nuovo, Leon and Tamalpas, with Gen. Villa at Its head. This was the plnn of Carranza and Villa at the outbreak of the war against Huorta. VILLA PREPARES TO FIGHT CARRANZA EL PASO. Sept. 24.?General Villa is rushing troops from Juarez to Chi huahua to meet Carranza's soldiers who are moving north from Aguas Calientns. ? ? * SENATOR SHAEEROTH ATTACKS COAL BILL ""WASHINGTON. Sept. 24.?Warning Congress not to Impose a tyranlcal leasing act upon the "liberty loving people of Alaska," Senator John F. Shaffroth. Democrat, of Colorado, re- ( ncwed his attack on the leasing bill as It came from tho House of Repres entatives. He declared that however much the lessees might profit from the leasing system, the industries depending upon It for coal would suffer. "The forestry bureau," the Sonntor insisted, "should bo compelled to set aside the order of eight years ago under which tho coal lands were with drawn." WHITE SLAVER'S WIFE IS GRANTED DIVORCE WOODLAND, Cal.. Sept. 24?Mrs. DIggs, wife of Mnury L Dlggs, former ly California State architect, was granted a divorce, the custody of her child and $40 a month alimony. Maury I. Dlggs Is serving a two year term In the penitentiary on a conviction under tho Mann white slavery act. \0* . . *'. ( GERMANS ENTRENCH BRUSSELS Antwerp, Sept. 24.?Germans have mined and entrenched every possible approach to Brussels, according to information received here, In antici pation of a Belgian attack on the city. Most of the enemies troops In West and North Belgium have been recalled inside the defenses of Brus sels. BRITISH LAND AT LAIOCHOU. Tokyo, Sept. 24.?The War Office makes the announcement this after noon that the British troops under Brlg.-Gen. Nathaniel W. Barnardlston commander of the North China forces, landed yesterday In the vicinity of Laoshan bay to participate in the movement against the Germans at Tslngtau. ?!< 4 4 4 4 4 ?!- -I- v 444444 4 4- 4 4 GERMAN CRUISER BOM- * 4 BARDS CITY OF INDIA 4 4 * ? LONDON, Sept. 24?Enter- 4 ? ing the harbor at Madras, India, 4 4 today the German cruiser Em- 4 ? den flred nlno shells into the 4 4 city, according to an announce* 4 + mont this afternoon. 4 4 4 .t,Aa,4.Aa.rf.4.4.4?44 4 4444 y.Y ONE MIDSHIPMAN ESCAPED THRICE ?*? LONDON, Sept . 24.?The corres pondent of the London Telegraph at Rotterdam quotes Capt. Berkhout, of the steamer Titan, that rescued 111 men from the British cruisers Abouklr, Hougue and Cressy, which were de stroyed In the North Sea, as follows: "Commander Sells, of one of the de stroyed vessels, told me of the ex perience of a brave little midshipman, a fellow aboard the Abouklr, the first vessel which was struck. As the Ab ouklr was settling, he Jumped over board nnd swam clear of the vortex. He was picked up by another cruiser, but she was also soon struck by a tor pedo and began to settle. The mid shipman was again forced to Jump Into the water. Again he swam clear of the sinking craft, and was rescued by the third cruiser Just before she, too, received her death wound. For the third time he Jumped into the wa ter, and swam to a piece of wreck age to which he was clinging when we rescued him. "The midshipman desired to return to England instead of coming here with us, and wo took the trouble to transfor him to a ^British destroyer. We felt that he had earned the right to have his request granted." ALLIES PLANNING TO MAKE HARD TERMS NEW YORK. Sept. 24?A London cable to the New York Times says France is expected to demand not on ly the relinquishment of Alsac-Lor ralne, when the time comes for Ger many to settle with the Allies, but al so the return of the $1,000,000,000 in demnity of 1870. The British will in all probability demand the dismantle ment of the German fleet. Then there is an indemnity for Belgium, which, it is said, will bo enormous. GREAT BRITAIN WANTS 1,500,000 AMERICAN BLANKETS NEW YORK. Sopt 24.?American manufacturers are being asked by Great Britain to accept orders for 1.500,000 army blankets. Woolen mills of this country are ^feclared to be swamped with orders for ordinary blankets, and it is doubtful whether a third of Great Britain's request can ? be furnished. ^ ? ? ? Phone 250, Juneau Drug Co., 107 Front St., opposite Alaskan Hotel. Biggest?Brightest?Best. 9-24-2t GERMAN COMMANDER IS KILLED PARIS, Sept. 24? Gen. von Moltke, chief of staff of the German army, was killed in bat tle at Esternay. GERMAN GENERAL DISMISSED LONDON, Sept. 24? Gen. von Deitling, com manding the German army in Alsace, has been dismissed, accord ing to advices from Ber lin, v i a Copenhagen. The information is ffi cial. GERMAN ATTACKS FAIL. London, Sept. 24.?"Interest in the fighting today centers at Woevere," says the .Bordeaux correspondent of the London Times, "where the enemy is making a serious attempt to pierce the line of forts linking Verdun and TouL "Their furious attempts to the northeast of Verdun, east of Meuse heights and in the direct ion of Moilly and Dampierre have resulted in complete fail ure." FRENCH GENERAL KILLED AT AISNE. Paris, Sept. 24.?Gen. Dupls, com mander of the French 67th Infantry, was killed In the fighting on the Aisne yesterday. GERMANS BOMBARD SOISSON8. Paris, Sept 24.?Solssons has been under bombardment from the German artillery for nine consecutive days. The bombardment begins regularly every morning at 4 o'clock, ceasing on ly at 7 In the evening. NEITHER SIDE ABLE TO DELIVER KNOCKOUT LONDON, Sept 24.?"The battle of the entrenched armies on French soil Is progressing with great losses, ap parently without either side being able to deliver a decisive stroke," Is the conclusion of the morning addll tion of the London Times. + + + 4 + 4 + + + 4- ? 4- SYNDIC ATI STS WANT ? + PEACE. '? 4- * -I- LONDON, Sept. 24. ? Ac- * 4- cording to a Copenhagen dls- + ? patch Syndicalists are pla- ? 4- carding the walls of Berlin and * 4? other cities of Germany with + 4- the declaration: ? I + "Wo want peace; down with ? I 4? the Kaiser." * 4. + 4- 4>4>4>4>4>4>4>4> + ** + ???? POPE BENEDICT TRIE8 TO SECURE PEACE NEW YORK, Sept 24.?A Rome special to the New York Herald says that Pope Benedict has approached Russia, Austria and Germany through their endeavors at Rome, and they In formed the Pontiff that they are fa vorably disposed to second his ef forts for peace. The Czar is under stood to be prepared to submit the Pope's offer to the consideration of Great Britain and Franco. SEATTLE CAPITALIST 8UED FOR BREACH OF PROMI8E SEATTLE. Sept. 24.?Mrs. Annette Loder yesterday brought suit against Albert Hanson, the wealthy Seattle pioneer Jeweler, for $100,000, alleging breach of promise of marriage. Mrs. Loder is under Indictment In the United States District court for fraudulent land transactions.