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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 587. JUNEAU, ALASKA. FRIDAY. OCTOBER !>, 1914. a ' * ? . PRICE TEN CENTS. - - 7 ? - h ? BOSTON BRAVES RUN AWAY WITH FIRST BIG GAME Burning Przemysl Faces Certain Capture ANTWERP SUFFERS FURIOUS BOMBARDMENT . op* - i . GUNS SET ANTWERP ON EIRE Antwerp, Oct. 9.?Antwerp is burning. Fires have been start ed in four different places by the German bombardment which is terrific. BOMBARDMENT BEYOND DESCRIPTION London, Oct. 9.?The Antwerp correspondent of the Star and Times wire that the bombard ment of Antwerp is severe al most beyond description. He says that 20 shells a min ute are being hurled into the city by the German siege guns.' A number have been killed and injured, and the destruction of property is immense. Fires are burning in many places. BELGIANS DESTROY ZEPPE LIN. A Zeppelin machine was ( brought down today by the fire of Belgian forts. It fell within the Belgian lines. GERMANS GET ANOTHER FORT. ?+? Berlin. Oct. 9.? The General Staff has announced the fall of Fort Blenbank. south of Ant werp, this morning. The attack on the inner forts is in progress. ? ANTWERP REFUGESS NOW IN ENGLAND London, Oct. 9. ? Thousands of refugees are being brought to England from Antwerp. All available vessels are being sent to Antwerp to relieve the situa tion there. AUSTRALIA GIVES BELGIUM $.",00,000 Melbourne. Oct. 9.?At the op ening of Parliament today the government announced that Par- j liament would be asked to make a gift of $500,000 in recognition of her sacrifices in the war against Germany. GILL'S POLICE CHIEF ATTACKS HUMPHREY SEATTLE. Oct. 3.?The assertion, that Congressman Will E. Humphrey had brought himself to u condition of absolute usefulness to his constit-i ? uents by his attitude and tactics! against the administration was made; last evening by Austin E. Griffiths.: candidate for Congress on the Fro gressive ticket. It was Griffiths' first speech in his campaign for election, and a good crowd turned out to hear him at the Fremont Masonic Hall. "They tell you that Humphrey has been in Congress a long time." said Griffiths. "He has?12 years in all. "And 12 years is a long time to stand still. "Recently he has adopted so narrow: and picayunish attitude toward the present administration that he has be come absolutely useless to this dis trict. He has not advocated one con structive piece of legislation, or of fered one helpful thought. "He has become simply the cham pion pessimist and the champion cal amity howler of the s*andpat Repub lican party." J. C. Moulton. Alaska representa tive for the Seattle Hardware com pany. took passage on the Northwest ern forWrangelh j ! THE WEATHER TOOAY. Maximum?17. Minimum?41. Rainfall?.00 inch. Cloudy: rain. IMPORTANT CAPTURE FOR ALLIES Paris, Oct. 9.?The Allies have taken Fort Conde, a strategic po sition north of the River Aisne, and east of Soissons, which has withstood 16 days of besieging. The Allies' have continued to repulse German cavalry assaults, and have made more gains on the left. A cavalry engagement oc curred across the Belgian line. GERMAN SENTIMENT DEMANDS SUBMARINES LONDON, Oct. 9.?From the Rus-j sian Embassy reporting officially and with every certainty it is learned that! the German drydocks are working fe-J verishly. v No fewer than 50 submarines are; being built at top speed. It is reported that recent submarine; successes have made the German pub-i He clamorous for more ships of thisj kind. "A few more submarine successes and our fleet sails for London." said an official. BUNNELL CUTS INTO j WICKERSHAM VOTE That Charles E. Bunnell was win-; ning votes that heretofore have been cast for Delegate James Wickersham, wm the statement made in Juneau by J John L. McGinn, the Fairbanks law yer. banker and mining man. who was a Southbound passenger on the Ala-! meda. "Mr. Bunnell made a splendid im pression in Fairbanks and on the Tan ana creeks." said Mr. McGinn. "He succeeded in convincing the people of the Tanana valley that he will make good in Congress. The Democrats are thoroughly organized and united, and they are putting up a great scrap, and they are winning votes." Mr. McGinn is a Republican. He is on his way to San Francisco where he has a cas*) before the United States Circuit Court of Appeals. NOME PAPER CONDEMNS ATTACK ON HOME RULE ?+? The Nome Nugget, heretofore, a sup porter of Delegate James Wickersham, commenting upon his mining law and its provision against further legisla-x *ion on mining claims b> the Alaska Legislature, says: In this hill, ho\^ver. our dele gate seems to be careful to retain as much power as possible in the hands of Congress- and giving as | little as possible to the Territorial Legislature to govern these mat ters. Sections thirteen to and In- ' eluding section seventeen deals ; with placer locations, proof of la- . bor, "power of attorney, etc.. all of ' which are clear, unambigious and remedy many of the defects of the previous defects of pr^ious acts but is itself by 'no means perfect, if such a thing is possi ble. Section eighteen deals with the act of the Territorial Legis- J lature and in this section would | wipe out everything that body did \ or attempted to do in the way of | mining legislation. In this our delegate has attempt ed a good work so far as certain features of the law is concerned but there may be serious doubt as to whether or not he has not 1 gone too far in attempting to fur- 1 ther restrict the Territorial leg islature in its power to legislate, i The people of Alaska will not , look with favor on any additional restrictions on the power of the Territorial Legislature. MT. WRANGELL AGAIN IN ACTIVE ERUPTION ?+? CORDOVA. Oct. 1.?The people of Chitina have a good view of an erup i tive mountain these days. Mt. Wran ! gell has been throwing out lava for several days, at times a stream being! seen that is 3,000 feet in height. Empire ads reach most readers. ST. ANN'S HOSPITAL DEDICATED Practically all -of Juneau was oui out last night assisting in the dedica tion of the new St. Anu's hospital building. Juneau society folk were there in force yet withal it was n very democratic "gathering and a fine testimonial to the interest the peo pie are taking in this great institu tion. The celebration marked the for mal opening of one of the finest, if not the finest hospital building in all Alaska. It was a grand success; a demonstration that the people of Ju neau and other Gastineau channel towns appreciate the great work of the Sisters of St. Ann. An excellent program of exercises provided entertainment while the la dies of Juneau by special request from Sister Superior took charge of the re ception. Through the various com mittees /everything was beautifully done. ? Gov. J. F. A. Strong delivered a dedicatory address, dwelling at some length on the good work that the no ble Sisters of St. Ann have done and are doing in tho country. Miss Crystal B. Snow sang Vianka's song in a charming manner,and for an encore, the dainty little bit, "To My First Love." Mrs. Angus Mackay sang Tosti's "Good-Bye," with great feeling and followed with "A Prayer," by Leoni. Mrs. George Simpkins pre sided at the piano faultlessly. Prof. John Suiupf's orchestra was in atten dance all evening and added much to the success of .the entertainment. The ladies of the Altar Society serv ed the excellent home prepared re freshments. Mrs. Angus Mackey and Mrs. W. S. Bayless poured. During the evening the great throng iuspected the splendid edifice and ex pressions of admiration were heard on every hand. Informal Dedication. The Very Rev. Father R. J. Crimont Prefect Apostolic of Alaska, who was present last evening, earlier in the day assisted by Fathers Kennelly and Bail ey conducted informal dedicatory ser vices for the institution. Founded by Sister Superior. As was mentioned in Gov. Strong's address, the St. Ann's Hospital was founded in Juneau in 1SS(? while the town was but a straggling village, but which has since grown into the larg est city in the great Northland and become the capital of Alaska. (Continued on Page 5.) PRESIDENT SETS ASIDE TOWNSITE WASHINGTON. Oct. 9?Acting on the recommendation of Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane, Presi dent Woodrow Wilson has withdrawn for townsite purposes in connection with the railway the following Alas ka land: All of sections 22, 23, 26 and 27, north, range 1 west. The withdrawn lands are located 6 miles north of the town of Knik on Cook inlet. ? ? DEMOCRATIC SENATE IS IMPORTANT WASHINGTON. Oct. 9.?In his let ter endorsing Senator B. F. Shiveley, of Indiana, for re-election, President Wilson says: The maintenance of a Democrat ic majority in Senate, is the most important to the country if the present policies and program of the administration are to be sus tained and continued." INDIAN TROOPS IMPRESS PEOPLE OF SOUTH FRANCE MARSEILLES. Oct. 9?The popu lace of Marseilles is amazed at the wonderful entry of Indian troops and give great praise to 'he splendid qual ity of the men and their officers. The sight when they were disembarking with their equipment is described as a magnificent spectacle. They are ar riving by the thousands. Thomas Ryan, well known cannerj man, took passage on the Northwest ern for Seattle. BOSTON GETS FIRST ? BIG GAME ? : pr. ? * I R H E i Boston .....'. 7 11 2 \ Philadelphia .... ISO f 7 4? SHIBE PARK, Philadelphia, Oct. 9. ?The Boston Braves simply ran away from Philadelphia today in a one sided game. They drove Chief Bend er, the Athletics' star pitcher from the J mound by terrillc batting at moments i when hits mennt runs. Bender was taken out in the sixth Inning, with one down, and WyckofT finished the game; Gowd.v was the hitting star for Bos ; ton. He got three safe hits with three times at bat. One of the three hits : was a triple and ono a double, the j third being a single. Rudolph pitched a wonderful game, consistently tricking the Athletics by , his slow balls, which enme up to the plate looking as big as toy balloons. The famous Athletic hitters could do nothing with his delivery. Collins aiu^ ; Baker were as holpVss as babes. The Philadelphia team played an er j rorless, defensive game, but there was nothing that could stay the hitting of J the Bostouians. Boston got seven runs, eleven hits ; and made two errors. Philadelphia got only one run and J Ave hits, making no crors. The batting order of the teams was ! as follows: Boston?Moran, r.f.: Evers, 2b: Con j nelly, l.f.; Whlttcd, c.f.; Schmidt, lb; | Deal, :;b: .Maranville, s.s.; Gowdy, c.; ' Rudolph, p. Philadelphia?Murphy, r.f.: Oldring, j l.f.; Collins, 2b; Mclnnes, lb; Strank. j c.f.; Barry, s.s.; Scliang, c; Bender, p. j and WyckofT. p. Score by Innings: 123456789 Boston 02001301 0?7 Philadelphia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0?1 Summary. i Two base hits, Gowdy, Wyckoff, Ba ! kor: three base hits, Gowdy, Whttted; ! hits off Bender, eight in five innings | and one down in sixth inning; olt ^Vyckoff, three in three innings and two out in sixth: ffaeraflcc hits, Old ' ring; stolen bases, Moran, Schmidt.] ! Gowdy; double plays, Schmidt and Deal, Barry, Collins and Mclnnis, Ben der, Barry and Mclnnis, Bender and Mcinnis, Baker and Mclnnis; left on bases?Boston, three; Philadelphia, six; first base on balls?off Rudolph, three; off Bender, two; of Wyckoff, one; struck out?by Rudolph, eight; by Bender, three;, by Wyckoff, two; | time, 1:58; umpires?at plate, Dineen: j on bases, Klein; left field, Byron; right j field, Hildebrnml. Attendance and Receipts. SHIBE PARK. Philadelphia, Oct. 9. ?The attendance at today's game was 20,502; receipts, $19,639; for National Commission, $4,963.90; for players, $26,805; for clubs, $17,870.10; each club's share $8,935.05. Crowds Come Early. SH1BE PARK, Philadelphia, Oct. 9. ?Three and four times the regular set prices was offered for seats this ulorning at the opening game of the World's Series, and at these prices the demand exceeded the supply. The outfield stand, seating 4,000 per sons, was thrown open at 10:50 o' clock, and filled within n short time. The gates were closed just after 11 o'clock. The firdt persons in line for this un reserved section had waited more than 40 hours. Several women had stood in lino since daybreak. Managers Pick Pitchers. SHIBE PARK. Philadelphia. Oct. 9. ?Before the opening of tho. game Manager Stallings confirmed the ten tative announcement that he would send Rudolph to the mound to open ] the world's series, and Connie Mack ' picked Bender. 1 "Slow pitching is not relished by the Mack batters," said Stalling, "and it will be Rudolph for tho fray today." "It's too late to change my system," ' said Mack, "and it will be Bonder." (Continued on Page 6.) / record of i delegate j on bridge; In his speeches at Juneau and Doug las Delegate James Wlckorsham made a sepelal effort to make some politi cal capital for himself out of the pro ! posed bridge across Oastineau chan- i lei. In talking to the voters on the | island ho explained that he had in- , troduced a bill providing for the sale,' of the tide lands properties of Ju-i neau_ and to devote the proceeds to I the bridge. He said, however, that j opposition to the plan developed in Juneau r.nd he did not press the mat ter. He stated, further, at Douglas, . that he could understand tlia "Juneau'1 opposition" now that he had scon the improvements that have been made on the tide lands, and intimated that sentiment "on the other side of the channel" is backing up "jumpers of government lands.. I > Bridge is Simple Proposition. ] Investigation discloses, however, j that in this matter, as ir. many other ? things which Delegate Wickorsham j, has touched, he has attempted to com- ? plicate a simple proposition by drag- ( ging in Individuals or combinations ( of individuals that lie might denounce | . them. All that would be necessary to assist in the building of the Douglas - i ridge would be to secure a larger ap- t proppiation for the construction of wa gon roads in Alaska by tho Jioard of i ltoad Commissioners. / 3oad Commissioners Have Authority. The Hoard of Hoad Commissioners in Alaska has ample authority to con struct the bridge across Oastineau channel, according to Col. W. P. Rich ardson, president of the board. And, 1 further, according to the same author- s it.v, the board has the disposition to s build the bridge. All that it lacks is ( funds. The appropriations have been e so small for road building during the t last few years that practically all the 0 road commissioners have been able to s do is to maintain in a state of effic- H !ency these roads they have already 1 ? uilt, and to replace bridges and re pair damages that floods have caused. } Wickersham Has Opposed Commis sion. Col. Richardson ana ouiers sougui i last winter to secure the appropriation cf $1,000,000 or so a year for an ex- c tended period of years for Alaska wa- d 50a and automobile roads. The plan e was endorsed by the people of Fair- ? banks and other sections of Alaska, flov. J. F. A. Strong urged the appro- I illation in his annual report last year. J it was in conformity with every plat- t form adopted in Alaska for years. If I the appropriation had been secured ilie Gastineau channel bridge would c have been under way. 1 I However, the Delegate to Congress 1 I from Alaska has not only refused to | c I assist in securing such an appropria- 1 I tion, but every appropriation that has 1 I been secured during the last few years, according to Col. W. P. Rich ardson, has been secured either with- ' out Delegate Wickersham's assistance j I or In spite of his positive opposition. 1 LEIPZIG COMING BACK 1 FROM SOUTH AMERICA ' i,! LIMA, Oct. 9.?It Is officially an nounced here that the German cruis-! er Leipsig, and the naval tug Marie, I have received coal from the German' ' steamer Lobon de Tierra, and are at j present thought to be steaming north. W. H. HEARST NEW 1 ONTARIO PREMIER j TORONO, Oct. 9?W. R. Hearst.!* ' Minister of Forests, Lands and Mines | in the Whitney government. Is to be | I the new Premier of Ontario, succeed- , j ing the late Premier Whitney, de- , ceased. The. government is Conserva- , j live. I . '' * v I MANY AUTOMOBILES USE FAIRBANKS ROAI) 11 ! CORDOVA, Oct. 1.?Within the past , three days, four autos and trucks ar-;, rived at Chltlna bringing passengers | from the Interior, most of whom will ; come to Cordova on the train tomor- ? | j row. Bob Sheldon brought several, j while the Kelly truck has seven pas sengers. Buck Hoyt started from Gul-j; kana but his mnchlnc hroke down and he was compelled to lay up for , j repairs at Copper Center. j, ^ / RUSSIA WINS IN PRUSSIA Paris, Oct. 9. ? A dispatch from Petrograd says the Rus sians have taken 10,000 prison ers and 10 cannon as a result of the latest battle in East Prus sia. The Russian troops are con tinuing their advance on Ger man territory. There is fighting every day with the Russians always victor ous. RUSSIA INVESTS GALICIA. ?? Petrograd, Oct. 9.?Plans have >een completed for the invest ment with heavy artillery of all he uneaptured fortified places n Galicia, including Cracow, fhis is a part of the plan of co iperation between the army and he administrative government hat has been formed for han ding the affairs of conquered crritory. iVILSON T0BE MADE ISSUE ?*3"?? WASHINGTON. Oct. 9.?At a con erence with President Woodrow Wll ;an Postmaster-General A. S. Burle on and Democratic Congressianol hairman Frank E. Doreinus with ref rence to the rongressional compaign lie President was told that the Dern cratic speakers would lay particular tress on his own accomplishments ince inauguration. )TI1E I'OI.ITical stuff to follow tliif.. )EMOCRATS TO FIGHT FOR NEW HAMPSHIRE ?J?? WASHINGTON, Oct. 9.?The Dem icratic Congressional committee has letermined to make a fight for the lection of a Democratic Senator from Jew Hampshire. Secretary of the Navy Josephtis )anlels and perhaps Secretary of State William J. Bryan will speak in hat State as well as Connecticut dur ng the campaign. Mr. Bryan will make an extensive ?ampaign tour, stumping New York.' Pennsylvania and Connecticut In the Cast, with possibly one or two speech-J 's iii New Hampshire, nnd then go I ?Vest, speaking in Ohio, Indiana, Iowa, I Jonsas and Nebraska. 'RINCE RUPERT HAS MURDER SENSATION PRINCE RUPERT, Oct. 3.?The of ficial reason for leavingthe body of larry ("Bert") Taylor, who was sup posed to have been killed by a freight rain, exactly as found by the rail vay tracks at Sealey Gulch Bridge vhich he has been guarding is re pealed today, and is sensational. Examination of the remains has re pealed the fact that Taylor was mur lered before his body was left on the ine to be mangled by the midnight freight train. Dispatch From Scene. A dispatch just received from Hnz ;l(on says: "Harry Taylor, who took an active part in the capture of one or more of lhe robbers of the New Hazleton bank robbers Inst April, was found murder ed halt' a mile west of South Hazleton railway station on Tuesday morning. "Taylor, who had been acting as a suard on the Sealey Gulch bridge, had [lis throat cut from ear to ear, and there were Other wounds on the body. John May, a Hazleton Indian, is now under arrest, and the police are ilmost confident they have the real murderer, blood stains having been round on his clothing. Only an hour elapsed from the time the murdered rilan was found until the Indian was under arrest. The Indian is well known in Prince Rupert and Port Eessington. Taylor was murdered in a similar manner to the murder of Kenneth on the Kispiox road last December. PRZEMYSL MUST NOW SURRENDER llome, Oct. 9.?A dispatch to the Russian Ambassador denied a report that has been printed in all editions of the local papers to day that Phzemysl this morning, and saying that the attempt to take the place by storm has fail ed, hut said that the city is doom ed. The telegram added: "The whole town is on fire, and its doom is sealed. Capitu lation is expected before morn ing." VIENNA CLAIMS VICTORY. ? Vienna, Oct. 9. ? An official announcement was made today that the Russian attack on Prz emysl has been repulsed, leav ing thousands of dead on the bat tlefield. GERMANS LOSE IN POLAND. Petrograd, Oct. 9.?The Rus sians have driven the Germans for 35 miles into the fortress of Thorn. Russians are preparing to begin a siege of Thorn. The Russians in the field claim to have the German left wing practically enveloped. WICKERSHAM PAPER AT SEWARD CEASES SEWARD, Oct. 9.?The Tribune, a weekly publication conducted In the interest of the candidacy of Delegate James NVickersham and the Frameites, has ceased publication, having trans ferred its circulation to the Seward Gateway, published by B. M. Stone. T. R. Needham, editor and publisher of the Tribune, says he will establish a new paper at Knik. CANADIANS WANT THEIR MONEY FROM AMERICANS NEW \ORK, Oct. 9. ? Canadian banks in August and September called in over $40,000,000 in loans from New York. L. & N. TO BUILD LINE INTO ATLANTA ?+? ATLANTA. Oct. 9.?The Louisville & Nashville Railroad Is buying rights of way and preparing to build its own line Into Atlanta from Marietta. ?WANAMAKER FOR OPTIMISM AND WILSON PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 9?John Wan j amakcr says lie can foresee the end of the depression. Optimism, he says, is the great need in the United States today. He says he is for "optimism and Wilson.' SCOTLAND COMPANY PROFITS ARE CUT IN HALF ? 4-? LONDON, Oct. 9?The Steel Co., of Scotland, has been compelled to re duce Its dividend from 10 per cent, to 5 per cent., on account of the war. SON OF BAVARIAN KING IS WOUNDED ?+? BERLIN, Oct. 9.?Prince Franz, son of the King of Bavaria, wounded in the thigh has arrived at Munich at which place an operation was per formed in an effort to save the limb. TWO VIOLENT DEATHS AT PRINCE RUPERT PRINCE RUPERT, Oct. 3.?A dou ble drowning happened off the North Pacific cannery last Wednesday, the ^ victims being Clayton Castleman and Dick Flewing. With others, they wore on the way to Prince Rupert to attend the fair. Boys Knee Pants?Tomorrow, only 25 cents, at Goldstein's. Th)> Empire has more readers than any other Alaska paper. ???