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
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
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.
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?
"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
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
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 *
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
HARVARD MAN TO BE
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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 *
* 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?
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WILSON SAYS MINE
OWNERS SHOULD ACCEPT
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
GERMAN KAISER OWNS
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
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
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
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
"We are certainly on the eve
of great events in this region
between Miraumont, Amicus and
"The enemy's lines have been
pierced in this region, and he is
being gradually pushed out of
"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
GERMAN FORCES FLINCH
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
ALLIES ONLY HAVE
TO HOLO GROUND
LONDON, Sept. 24.?An official an
nouncement made yetterday evening
at Paris concerning the war opera
"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
BIG XANANA CROWDS
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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.
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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
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
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4 GERMAN CRUISER BOM- *
4 BARDS CITY OF INDIA 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
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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.
PARIS, Sept. 24?
Gen. von Moltke, chief
of staff of the German
army, was killed in bat
tle at Esternay.
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
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
FRENCH GENERAL KILLED AT
Paris, Sept. 24.?Gen. Dupls, com
mander of the French 67th Infantry,
was killed In the fighting on the
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.
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4- SYNDIC ATI STS WANT ?
+ PEACE. '?
-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." *
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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.
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