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THB: ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 576. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, SEPT. 26, 1914. * PRICE, TEN CENTS BATTLE OF THE AISNE STILL HANGING IN BALANCE Alaska Coal Leasing Bill Passes Senate GERMANY TAKES DRASTIC ACTION IN EAST GERMANS DISPLACE AUSTRIANS PETROGRAD, Setp. 26?Cra cow has been occupied by Ger man troops and the government of the town has been placed un der a German military com mandant, who has displaced the; Austrian civil administration. The members of the former administration and all civil au thorities have left the city. Thousands of residents of the city and surrounding country have left and are leaving in a panic. The Russians are advancing, and their attack is expected to occur Monday or Tuesday. The Germans have thrown 3 army corps into the Cracow dis trict, and they are bringing in more troops in preparation for the expected Russian attack. Baltic Traffic Closed. BERLIN, Sept. 26.?Germany has closed railway traffic to all Baltic sea ports. The action is the result of the critical condition of the cam paign in East Prussia. ENGLAND TO SEE WAR TO END LONDON. Sept 26? Minister of the *; Exchequer David Lloyd-George, in an 4 address yesterday urging enlistment *! for the war. said: "It took 15 years to break Napoleon. The Kaiser wil lbe vanquished in less time. but. long or short. England will ) see it through to the inevitable end." ^ Lloyd-Goorpe has raised a corps of ' Welshmen, consisting of 40,000 men by his appeals to them to support the government in the crisis which con fronts it * -t EXPERT SAYS WAR HAS * COST ELEVEN BILLIONS . * PARIS. Sept. 26.?The cost of 45 4 days of war, based on the estimates of Prof. Richet. of the University of Par- q is. has been $11,412,000,000. This in cludes trade loss to nations of $9,000, 000.000, loss to labor of $16,000,000. cost of mobilized men of $720,000,000, t and $432,000,000 for the maintenance j of soldiers. c ! c AUSTRIA DENIES THAT FRANCIS JOSEPH IS ILL c ROME. Sept. 26.?The Austrian em bassy issues a denial of the persistent a reports that Emperor Francis Joseph t is ill. It made public the following s dispatch from Vienna.: "The health of the emperor contin-'j ues good, considering his age and the worry over the work necessitated by the war. Every day he grants au- j dlences and gives instructions." ? ? ? ? a DISUNION MOVEMENT GROWS IN GERMANY # C COPENHAGEN. Sept. 26.?Berlin is beginning to receive seemingly authen tic reports of a disturbing nature from outlying districts where it is said that separatists movements are gaining mo mentum. These reports are coming from Bavaria, Wurtemberg and Sax- 0 u ony' . b George B. Reily, representing Lib- c by. McNeil and Libby with headquar ters in Seattle, is staying at the Hotel Cain. THE WEATHER TODAY. J Maximum?49. v Minimum?42. d Rainfall?.07 inch. t a Cloudy; rain. c DEADLY NEW GUN USED BY FRENCH LONDON, Sept 26. ? Newspa per correspondents tell of the use of the new deadly gun by the French, which it was intended to reserve for the defenses of Paris. Many of them are being brought into use in the Battle of Alsne. The gun fires a shell charged with a turpentine compound which produces the instantaneous and painless death of every liv ing thing which comes within reach of the fumes that are re leased when the shell strikes. It is said that the gun was used at the Battle of Marne and that entire trenches filled with Ger man soldiers who stood dead in the trenches from the fumes of the mysterious turpentine sub stance that was discharged by the French. Dead Germans were re ported as in standing posture. They retained their rifles In their hands, so sudden and unusual was the effect of the new weapon. It is claimed that the turpentine mixture causes Instantaneous pa ralysis. FLEETS BOMBARD AUSTRIAN POSITIONS , Rome, Sept. 26. ? The French | and English fleets have been car rying on a heavy bombardment of the Austrian positions In the vi cinity of Cattaro in the province of Herzegovina and have com- j pletely dismantled the Austrian Fort of Pelagosa. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + > ENGLISH CAPTURE + AMERICAN STEAMER + * LONDON. Sept. 26. ? Word + has been received here that the * American steamer Loronzo and * the Norwegian steamer Thor + were recently captured by a + British cruiser fleet when they * were found coaling the German 4? cruiser Karlsrhue off the north * coast of South America. The +; two captured ships were taken + to tho British island of St. Lu- + j cia and turned over to the au- + thoritles there. +: + + + ** + + + + + + + + + ERMANS BOMBARD RACE COURSE AT AMIENS ?+? AMIENS, Sept 26.?Believing it to e an aviation camp, German aviators tst night dropped numerous bombs n the race course at this place. Some f the buildings were damaged. ? ERMAN AIRSHIP DROPS BOMBS ON SHIPYARD BOULOGNE. Sept. 26.?A German eroplane today dropped a bomb on he French shipyards here, doing light damage. INGLISH AVIATOR WINS FIGHT IN THE AIR ANTWERP. Sept. 26?After chas ig a German aeroplane for miles a Iritish airman succeeded in geting bove the German, and riddled it with n automatic gun. killing the pilot nd observer, and wrecking the ma hine. VAR COSTS ENGLAND NEARLY $4,000,000 DAILY LONDON. Sept. 26.?Official returns j how that the cost to Great Britain f 43 days of war, counting from Aug st 1. when disbursements began has een about $166,500,000, or at the rate f 63.S70.000 per day. ANADA TO TRY TO INCREASE WHEAT CROP OTTAWA, Sept. 26.?The Canadian linister of Agriculture and experts In ?heat production have conferred lo evlse the means to enlarge the wheat creage of Canada for the coming rop. BUNNELL MAKES HIT IN TANANA FAIRBANKS, Sept. 26.?There la i-o doubt but that Charles E. Bun nell, the Democratic nominee for Del egate to Congress, has made a decided hit In the Fairbanks district With R. F. Roth, recently appoint ed United States Dltsrlct Attorney, and J. H. Caskey, Mr. Bunnoll has just completed a tour of the Tanana creeks In an aittomobile. He was every ; where received with enthusiasm. The Democratic platform has taken , well in this section. Particularly strong Is the plank which asks for the establishment of a central power sta tion in this country. Mr. Bunnell spoke to a large crowd here last night, and the reception was a repetition of former demonstrations. BUNNELL TO RUN STRONG IN TANANA FAIRBANKS. Sept. 19.?Charles E. ? Bunnell is certatn of a large vote in ! this division as the Democrats have i buried all differences and are work ; ing in harmony to elect a delegate | In perfect accord with the admlntstra [ tion, who can secure for the north a larger measure of constructive legis lation for the people, who are en deavoring to open the resources of the Northland.?Vnldez Prospector. VALDEZ RALLIES TO BUNNELL'S SUPPORT VALDEZ. Sept. 19.? Every day marks a growing adherence on the part of the citizens of Valdez to Charles E. Bunnell, the Democratic nominee for Delegate to Congress. Aside from the support of the mem bers of his own party he will have that of a large number of Repullcans and Wckersham men, who, deslrlous of demonstrating their appreciation of the acts of the present administration will cast their votes for Bunnell. Then too, a fee'.ing of pride that the nomin ee is a resident of their home town is leading many to pledge their sup port to the Democratic candidate. He is sure to carry the town by a large majority. IDAHO CHIEF JUSTICE DIES IN PORTLAND PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 26.?Chief Justice George H. Stewart, of the Ida ho supreme court, died here last night. He has been ill for some time. WAR TAX BILL PASSED THE HOUSE LAST NIGHT ?*? WASHINGTON, Sept. 26?The war tax bill, designed to produce $105, 000,000 annually, passed the House of Representatives last night. DISTRICT ATTORNEY LOOKS INTO COST OF LIVING '??? ? FAIRBANKS. Sept. 26.?District At torney J. J. Crosaley has started an investigation into the high cost of living here. He has asked for addi tional authority from the Department of Justice. CLEARY MESS HOUSE IS GUTTED BY FIRE FAIRBANKS. Sept 26.?The Wash ington mess house. No. 7 below, Cleary creek, was gutted by Are Tues day, the result of women cleaning clothes with gasoline. NEW YORK BANK TO LOAN STATE MONEY WASHINGTON. Sept. 26. ? Secre tary of the Treasury William G. Mo Adoo nnonunced last night that the National Park Bank, of New York, agreed to loan Tennessee $1,400,000. EPISCOPAL BISHOP IS AUTOMOBILE VICTIM SALT LAKE, Sept. 26.?Right Rev. Franklin S. Spaulding. Episcopal Bish; op of Utah, was killed last night when his automobile was upset COAL BILL PASSES SENATE t WASHINGTON, Sept. 26?By a vica j voce vote, tho United States 8enato j this afternoon passed tho Alaska coal, land leasing bill. The bill contains tho Jones amend-! racnt providing that claims for gov-j eminent land, initiated before 1906, shall bo adjudicated under tho laws of 1906. s*s The Poindexter amendment, reserv ing half of the coal lands to tho gov ernment, was amended to exclude the Matanuska and Bering fields from Its operations. Sonator Henry P. Ashurst, of Ari zona, secured the Inclusion of an amendment providing for an eight hour day in all the leased coal mines properties. Tho bill restricts leases to Amorl cam.- ? It is provided that'ii^iamcd? may be leased for a period not to ex ceed 50 years. The bill will now go to conference. Its friends hope to have It in the hands of the President next week. Shafroth Delayed Bill One Day. WASHINGTON. Sept. 26? Senator Shafroth ,of Colorado, prevented the passage of the Alaska coal lands leas ing bill yesterday by" announcing tbnt | he desired to offer amendments to-j day. It is believed that the bill will be passed before adjournment tonight and go Into conference. TEXAS WILL STORE 1,750,000 COTTON BALES ?4? HOUSTON. Tex., Sept. 26.?Within a month .Texas will have built enough additional warehouses to store 1,750, 000 bales of cotton. St Louis Buying Bales. ST. LOUIS. Sept. 26? St. Louis has purchased 25.000 bales of cotton In the "buy-a-bale-of-cotton" movement being promoted for holding the crop until the European emergency passes. TEXAS PLANS GREAT BANK FOR STATE ?+? AUSTIN, Tex., Sept. 26.?Gov. O. B. Colquit, of Texas, has submitted a plun for a "Bank of Texas" capitalized for $20,000,000; to which state banks would subscribe $2,500,000, and the state board of education $17,600,000 from the permanent school fund. ITALY AND GERMANY NOT GETTING ALONG PARIS, Sept. 26.?A Rome dispatch says that Italy's military representa tive is about to quit Berlin, and it Is expected that Germany's military rep resentative will leave Rome. The fric tion between the countries is said to be growing. UNION PACIFIC SELECTS ITS WIRELESS STATIONS OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 26.?The Un ion Pacific which Ib about to install a wireless telephone system on its ov erland trains will establish wireless stations at "Grand Island and North Piatte, Neb., Cheyonne and Oreen Riv er, Wyo., and Ogden. Utah. TRAVELERS CAN GET MONEY IN EUROPE BOSTON. Mass., Sept. 26.?The In ternational Mercantile Marine has an nounced that traveller's checks may now again be issued for Great Britain and Scandinavian points. Payment on such checks was suspended after the war began, CANADIANS EXONERATE MASTER: OF PRINCESS VICTORIA VICTORIA, B. C., Stipt. "19.?The | marine board has exonerated Captain Hickey of tho Princess Victoria of all blame for the loss of the Sampson when his ship rammed her. NO MORE SHIPS FOR MEXICO ?*? WASHINGTON, Sept. 26. ? It was announced at the White House that there will be no new mobilization of American warships in Mexican wa ters. It was explained that the orders which tako the Rhode Island, Texas and Minnesota to Vera Cruz simply meant that these ships should take the place of those that aro now there. Troops Will Remain. -The military strength that the Unit ed States now has in Vera Cruz and Mexican wnters will remain without reduction until the questions of auth ority that have been raised betwoen Gen. Villa and Gen. Carranza have been settled. 200 Mexicans Are Killed. NACO, Mex., Sept 26?Two hundred were killed in the engagement yester day afternoon between the forces of Gov. Maytoredirinni _H111 noar Santa Cruz. X Caranza Says More Fighting. WASHINGTON. Sept. 26. ? Word was received here that Gen. Carran :;a called a meeting of the diplomatic representatives in Mexico City this morning and told them that further fighting cannot be avoided. Mexicans Cut Telegraph Lines. WASHINGTON, Sept. 26. ? Gen. Bliss, commander of tho American i troops on the Mexican border, has tel egraphed to Washington that tho tel egraph lines south of Laredo and Ju arez have beon cut. Mexican Railways Reorganizing NEW YORK. Sept. 26.?Tho Mexico City correspondent of the New York Herald says the semi-annual general meeting of tho stockholders of the Na tional Railways of Mexico will be held Oct. 7, when new directors will be chosen ;.nd the lines formally turned back by Constitutionalists to the com pany. Under tho merger terras tho government has a right to the control of the board of directors, and direc tors will be chosen who are in full sympathy with the Constitutionalists. Tho government is preparing to assist tho railways in regard to Interest changes. More Than $1,000,000 Balance. VERA CRUZ, Sept. 26.?The cus toms house at Vera Cntz under the management of Gen. Funston has ac cummulated a ca^h balance of more than $1,000,000. -t- -S* ?> * + ? 4- ? + + 4 t ? * OSTEND BURGOMASTER * 4- ASKS WILSON'S AID + * + + OSTEND, Sept. 26. ? The + 4- burgomaster of Ostond hns ap- 4> 4- pealed to the American con- + 4- sul here to protest to Presi- 4 4- dent Wilson against repeated + ? attacks on Ostend by Zeppe- + 4- lins. + .j. .j. .j. .j. v v 7 INTERIOR PIONEER COMMITS SUICIDE FAIRBANKS, Sept. 26.?Peter Vu kovlch, a pioneer of the Interior, who started out from the Idiceirod a week ago, attempted to kill himself at Dike man, but failed. He was taken back to Iditarod and Thursday ho succeed ed in commiling suicide by stabbing! himself in the nock. Vukovich went insane from worry over two sons who are in the war. M'ADOO NAMES BANKS THAT ARE OFFENDING WASHINGTON. Sept. 26. ? Secre | tary of the Treasury William G. Mc Adoo yesterday evening made public | a list of the national banks that are I carrying excessive reserves and thus I not lending the aid and support to business that they are capable of lend ing. The list includes 250 banks. GERMANS DEFENDING IN BELGIUM ANTWERP, Sept 26.?The Ger mans are entrenching along the rivers Oendre, Senne and Scholdt The activity of the Germans In Belgium ceased several days ago, and such forces as they have in the country are occupying en trenched defensive positions. BELGIANS WIN SKIRMISH. London, Sept. 26. ? A corres pondent of the Chronicle at Ghent says: "A Belgian armored automo bile, carrying a maxim gun ac complished a notable exploit north of Alost "The car came suddenly around a corner, and ran Into a party of German cavalry and cyclists. The cavalrymen had dismounted. The automobile's gun annihilated them before they could remount. V-fu? car then started in pur suit of the cyclists, Itlfbhtf . of them. "The commander of the car, Lieut Delhalx, returned to head quarters with helmets, overcoats, saddlery and cycles. "The car carried a crow of four plrlerrl men." FRENCH FEEL THAT DANGER IS OVER PARIS, Sept. 26.?French official! feel absolutely certain that the safety of Paris will never be threatened again during the war, There has not been a moment when they have not bellev ud that the Battle of Alsne will turn in favor of the Allies in the end, and : that it will result In the evacuation of French territory by the Germans. So confident are the officials that the occupation of French territory will 1 not become more extended and that it will cease soon altogether that they are encouraging rofugees to return to the country that has been evacuated by the Germans. The people that hurried out of the Marue valley when the German troops entered it are returning there and re suming activities, and many of those who loft Paris when the Invaders were thundering within hearing of its north ern gates are coming back every day. Trains Running Regularly. Train service has been resumed from Paris to the country to North west French ports, such as Bologne and Dunkirk, and in the Marne valley. Trains running toward the northeast are generally used for military purpos es, but other northern and eastern trains are engaged in the general traf fic. ITALY AN DROUMANIA MAY JOIN IN THE WAR ??? ROME, Sept. 26.?Roumnnla is said to bo making advances to Italy for a common action toward Austria, and Roumanian politicians are expected to arrive in Rome shortly to arrange a concreto understanding. The Italian radical party has passed a resolution of sympathy with Roumanla and sent greetings. THOUSANDS BEG IN STREETS OF BERLIN NEW YORK, Sept. 26.?A Madrid special to the New York Herald says a South American who has reached there from Berlin doclares that thou sands are begging bread in the streets of the German capital. GERMANY PLANNED TO INVADE SWITZERLAND ?*? LONDON, Sept. 26.?A Geneva spec ial says that documents just obtained show that Germany planned the invas ion of Switzerland, so as to "turn" the Belfort fortress. These plans^.were frustated by Switzerland'.! swift mobo lllzatlon. LITTLE PROGRESS ONAISNE PARIS, Sept. 26*-The War Office this evening issued the following statement: "On our left wing, between Somme and Oise, the battle con* tinues furiously. "Between the river Oise and Soissons our troops have ad vanced slightly. "Between Soissons and Rheims there has been no change. "Between Rheims and Verdun the situation is unchanged. "In the Woevre region the en emy has crossed the Meuse, but it has been thrown back on the river with great loss." GERMANS CLAIM NO SUC CESS. London, Sept. announcement given out at Ber lin sets- forth that there has been no actual successes to re ctnu in tho western war. "Fighting in the vicinity of the Aisne river," the statement says, "continues violently." WINGS ARE ENGAGED. Paris, Sept. 26.?The east and west wings of the Affies' armies are engaged this afternoon. The battle along the Aisne continued throughout the night on the angles along the River Oise and River Aisne. Now the army of the Allies, moving eastward from Amiens, has joined the main body near that place and prevented the Germans from splitting the Al lies' line between Noyon and St. Quentin. GERMANS CLAIM GAIN. Berlin, Sept. 26.?It was an nounced here this morning that the German right had driven the Allies back ten miles along the River Oise. FRENCH DESTROY REGI MENT. Basel, Switzerland, Sept. 26.? The annihilation by French troops of the 109th regiment of German reserves is reported from Altkirch. The reserves were traveling in an armored train, which the French artillery ambushed and destroyed. KAISER APPOINTED GOVERNOR OF PARIS LONDON, Sept. 26.?Parle advices say that In the pocket of a German general captured by tho French they found his nomination to governorship of Paris, signed by the Kaiser, so con fident were the Germans that the French capital would fall. GERMAN DREADNAUGHT3 REPORTED DISMANTLED PARIS, Sept. 26?A Rome cable says a letter from Kell says that Germany has disarmed her dreadnaughts and other big ships and Is now maintain ing only second-class vessels.