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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 591. f JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1914. PRICE TEN CENTS. HUNGARY MAY QUIT AUSTRIA AND GET OUT Of WAR Germans Repeat Great Sweeping Movement RUSSIANS MAY LOSE CONQUERED GALICIA GERMANS SWEEPING MOVEMENT LONDON, Oct. 14 Indications from many battlefields in Belgium and throughout North ern France show that that the Germans are attempting to repeat the rapid sweeping movement which five weeks ago took them almost to the gates of Paris. GERMANS TRY TO DODGE AISNE ARMY. Paris, Oct. 14.?The activity of the Germans to the westward and near the English channel coast is believed to indicate a purpose to invade France with another army which would pass to the west of those engaged in the operations along the Aisne. Somme and Oise rivers. FRENCH WIN BATTLE. Ostend- Oct. 14.?Six hundred! Germans were killed, many wounded and 400 prisoners taken as the result of a terrific bayonet charge by the French Fusileers in a battle near Quatrecht and Welle today. FRENCH GENERAL KILLED. Paris, Oct. 14.?Gen. Marsot, former governor of the govern ment military college at Saint Cyr, was killed in battle today near Arras. +++++++++++++++ + * + BANDITS ATTEMPT TO + + ROB SEATTLE BANK + * + + SEATTLE. Oct. 14. ? Two * + bandits, alighting from a lim- + + ousine today, attempted to rob + ? the Broadway State bank at + ? the corner of Broadway and + j + Denny Way today. They were +; + driven off by citizens, and fail- + + ed of their purpose. Both men + + escaped. * + + ? * + + + * + + + + + + + + + SALVADOR ADOPTS A NEW STAMP TAX SAN SALVADORE. Salvador. Oct. 14.?A new stamp tax compels all business houses to pay one half per cent above the value of their Im ports. All previous laws on the sub ject are abrogated. GREAT BRITAIN PLANTS NORTH SEA MINES LONDON. Oct. 14.?In retaliation for losses Inflicted on British shipping by German mines, the English govern ment has decided to adopt similar methods. The admiralty's statement on mine planting in portions of the North Sea says: Mines are being laid on a con siderable scale. This is being done in defined areas, as counter measures to German submarines and mines. Mrs. Rosenberg, mother of Mrs. Al vin Goldstein, who has been visiting in Juneau for the past five months, will leave for the South on the Prin cess Sophia Friday morning, enroute to her home in San Francisco. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?50. Minimum?46. Rainfall?.44 inch Cloudy. GERMANS MOVING ON OSTEND Ostend, Oct. 14. ? Germans are moving to the attack on Os tend. Their forces are approach ing on three roads, in force. | The city will not be surrender ed without a contest. The Bel gian army has been depleted by ! the disaster at Antwerp prob ably to the extent of nearly 20, 000, more than half of whom es caped into Holland. On the oth er hand it has been reinforced from other sources. ' I GERMANS TRY TO CUT ALLIES' LINES Ostend, Oct. 14.?It is report ed here that Gen. Von Kluck has been endeavoring to cut the Al lies' line at an angle which would give the German army in France access to Yprcss, Dix mude and Dunkirk. This is believed to account for the activity in the vicinity of Lil le. GERMANS LEAVE LISBON. London. Oct. 14. ? The Cen tral News correspondent cabling from Lisbon says the German minister to Portugal and other Germans residing in Lisbon are about to leave for Madrid. The Portuguese Congress will meet October 16 to vote on the question of providing the funds for the mobilization of the re serves. PORTUGAL DECLARES WAR. London. Oct. 14.? A Central News dispatch from Madrid this afternoon says it is reported through official channels from Lisbon that Portugal has declar ed war against Germany. GERMANS KEEP A STIFF UPPER LIP ?4? LONDON. Oct. 14.?The mom no ticeable characteristics of the latest German newspaper* received here Is the avoiding of anything indicating the industrial depression which is known to exist throughout the Empire, j The papers devote columns to thea tres, music, art. sports and literature, I but not a word to hard times, or fi nancial and industrial conditions. GERMANY LOSING ITS LAST GASOLINE SUPPLY LONDON, Oct II.? The Russian raid into Hungary across the Carpa thian mountains is cutting off tho last possible supply of gasoline for Ger many. GERMANS OWE BRITISH ABOUT $300,000,000 LONDON, Oct. 14.?A census of the commercial debts of Germans to Bri tish manufacturers and merchants | shows an estimated total of about ! $300,000,000. GERMANS ARE DESTROYING RAILROADS IN CHINA ?+? PEKIN. Oct. 14.?The Germans are destroying the railway lines and all bridges throughout the province of Shantung. GERMANY IS SENDING BOYS TO THE WAR LONDON. Oct. 14.?A considerable movement of fresh German troops, young and evidently recently recruit ed, has been detected by aeroplane scouts in Southern Belgium. J. D. Wilcox, who has been visiting his son, J. W. Wilcox, the well known mining engineer of Juneau, left for the South on the Mariposa. SKAGWAY WELCOMES BUNNELL SKAGWAY, Oct 14.?Skagway gave Charles E. Bunnell a splendid recep tion yesterday evening. He addressed a largo audience at Elks' hall. The meeting was followed by a reception and dance. There was a great deal of enthus iasm shown by the voters of the city, and the speech received marked at tention. The Skagway band provided music for the meeting, reception and dance gratlutously. Mr. Bunnell showed the need for a central power plant for the Tanana country, for which the Democratic platform declared the need for better roads and trails; the loss to the Terri tory because Delegate James Wicker sham, on account of his personal dis like of Col. W. P. Richardson, presi dent of the Alaska road commission, refuses to aid the Territory In secur ing appropriations for road purposes, and how Skagway and Southeastern Alaska are particularly suffering on account of this personal quarrel and its injection into public affairs; the' need for better fish protection and for the full powers of local self-gov ernment. Unquestionably, the meeting was very effective. Mr. Bunnell will speak at Haines to- j night, and leavo there for Juneau. ? ? CARRANZA SEIZES STREET CAR LINES * MEXICO CITY, Oct. 14.?Gen. Car-! ranza's government has seized the Mexico Tramway company's street car lines, which are largely owned by foreigners. The order explained that they had been taken In the Interest of the pub lic with the hope of ending the strike. Mexicans Seize American Money. EL PASO. Tex., Oct. 14.?Over 500,000 pesos (about $250,000) has, been seized by Mexican soldiers, from j Real del Monte mine, an American j property. Mexico Annuls Mining Titles, WASHINGTON, Oct. 14.? Official advices from Mexico City to State de partments announce issuanco of a de cree annulling all mine titles granted during the Huerta administration. MAY APPEAL TO UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT ?*? SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 14.?Chas. E. Houston, of the Pacific Coast Coal company, and J. W. Bullock, formerly manager at Nome of the John J. Ses non company, will probably appeal to the United States Supreme court from the judgment of the Circuit court of appeals affirming their conviction for conspiracy in connection with tho sale of coal to the government for supply ing Fort Jeff Davis at Nome The late CapL D. H. Jarvls was Jointly indicted with Houston and Bul lock. HILL SYSTEM INCORPORATES ITS STEAMSHIP COMPANY PORTLAND. Ore., Oct 14?The Hill system has incorporated, in Oregon, the Great Northern Pactific Steam ship Company, with 55,000,000 capital, to engage in operation on the Col umbia river and the Pacific. Two big; passenger vessels which are to ply be-1 tween Astoria and San Francisco are now nearing completion. ENGLAND TRIES TO KEEP WOOL FROM GERMANY LONDON, Oct 14.?Wool brokers of England have formed a league to pre vent the purchase of wools suitable for army requirements by neutrals on behalf of Gormany. There have been heavy purchases of Yorkshires on behalf of firms residing in neutral territory known to bo doing business with Germany. AMERICAN BANKERS ARE IN SESSION TODAY RICHMOND, Va., Oct 14?The Am erican Bankers' Oasociation convened here today. DELEGATE TO BLAME FOR BILL l That Delegate James Wlckersham not only wrote the Johnson bill, sus pending the retirement that assess ment work be performed on unpatent ed mining claims In Alaska, but that he Is jointly responsible with Repre sentative Johnson for Its Introduction and promotion Is clearly Indicated in a recent letter written by Albert John son. The latter was written at Washing ton under date of October 2, address ed to John W. Troy, Juneau, Alaska, and says: ? "Thanks for telegram. Bill was written by Judge Wlckersham, and WE undertook what was best for all ccncerned. .Land office has made adverse report, based on re ports from Alaska land offices and Governor." "Clamor has arisen for the sus pension of assessment work In the United States, which Is likely to occur." The telegram referred to was one Informing Mr. Johnson of the where abouts of Delegate Wickersham. The Johnson bill is one against which a storm of protest went out from all sections of Alaska. This letter from Representative Johnson confirms a cablegram receiv ed from him, dated at Washington, October 1, and received by John W. Troy, on that date, which said: "Wlckersham worte bill In good faith Where can I reach him by wire Answer collect." May Suspend All Assessment Work. A significant suggestion in tho let ter is that n bill might be passed by Congress suspending tho assessment work requirement in the wholo coun try. WASHINGTON^ HAS BIG REGISTRATION SEATTLE, Oct. 14?Seattle's reg istration for the coming election, which closed yesterday, exceeds 92, 000, the largest In the history of the city notwithstanding that the ap proaching contest is. an off year elec tion. The registration in other Washing ton cities is: Spokane, 37,000; Tacoma, 32,500; Bellingham, 10,600 and Everett, 10, 300. The total registration for the five largest Washington cities is 182,500? indicating a total vote in excess of 440,000 in the State, or four times the vote cast at the primary election. The prohibition constitutional amendment is largely responsible for the big registration. WILSON PUSHING COAL LEASING BILL WASHINGTON, Oct. 14.?President Woodrow Wilson has requested the members of his Cabinet to use influ ence wherever possible to secure the passage of tbo Alaska coal lands leas ing bill before the adjournment of Congress. Senator Reed Smoot, of Utah, threat ens to oppose tho bill as agreed upon by tho conference committee. He bases his opposition on the ground that tho bill docs not specify a max imum royalty, while it places tho min imum at two cents a ton. IRONDALE DESTROYED BY A $100,000 FIRE PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Oct. 14. ?Firo destroyed the principal part of Irondale yesterday. The damage 1b estimated at $100,000. PUBLIC NOT SELLING BONDS AT PRESENT NEW YORK, Oct 14?The municip al bond sales in New York for Sep tember, including state and county is sues, amounted to $4,880,400, against | $12,0815,600 in August and $24,974,2G1 in September of 1913. This is the smallest total since 1900, when Sep tember issues aggregated only $4,033, 899. Empire ads reach buyers. MORGAN AND GUGGS DISAGREE WASHINGTON, Oct. 14.?It 1b re ported here that there is serious dis agreement between J. P. Morgan and his banking house on the ono side and itie Guggenheims ou the other over the management of the Alaska Syndicate and the Copper River and Northwestern railroad. It Is said, with all the evidences of truth, thnt Morgan admitted to Lane that he was not In accord with the Guggenheim managemont. Lane Says Can Do Nothing. Secretary of the Interior Lane said to newspapermen last night that he had told Morgan that he would be un able to consider any proposition for the government's securing the Copper River ud Northwestern or any other railroad until after the repotr of the engineering board is received. It is said that Morgan did not make any detailed proposition to Lane. M'ADOO TAKES MONEY FROM CONSERVATIVE BANKS WASHINGTON, Oct. 14.?Secretary of the Treasury William G. McAdoo has announced that he had withdrawn government deposits amounting to $3, 000,000 from bnnks whose reserves ho deems excessive. These funds will I be redeposlted with "good" hanks I which have lowor reserves. JUNEAU GETS FIELD DIVISION JAN. 1 SEATTLE, Oct. 14.?It was announc ed hero today that the Alaska field di vision of the general land office which has been maintained here will bo re moved to Juneau January 1, 1915. The change has been In contempla tion for some time as a part of the plan necessary in carrying out the ad ministration's development policy to ward Alaska. Active steps toward se curing quarters for the change, were made during the recent visit of A. Christcnsen, chief of the Alaska field division of the general land office, to Juneau while on his way south from the Westward. At that time negotia tions resulted in securing a suite of four offices on the top floor of the Goldstein block, adjoining the offices of tho Territorial Treasurer, and near tho Juneau land office. Tho Alaska field division of tho gen eral land office will employ approxi mately 10 to 12 men including the spe cial agents of the general land office who work from this division head quarters. GIANTS AND WHITE SOX WIN GAMES NEW YORK, Oct. 14. ? The New York Nationals won from the New York Americans in tho city series baseball contest. The score was as follows: Nationals, 4; Americans, 1. White Sox Win Again. CHICAGO, Oct. 14. ? Yesterday's baseball game in the city scries re sulted as follows: Americans, 5; Nationals, .1. MEXICO TO HAVE 10 NEW RADIO STATIONS MEXICO CITV, Oct. 14.?Contracts have been let for the orectiorl ot 10 radiograph stations, to be erected in various parts of Mexico. Each appar atus is to have a radius of 310 mK'ifc. COSTA MAY LEVY A DUTY ON LIVESTOCK ?*? SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Oct 14 ? For the purpose of obtaining funds with which to build a railroad f'otn Culebra to Santa Cruz, a bill is before Congress providing for the levying of a duty on horned cattle. | COLOMBIA TO IMPROVE HARBOR FOR COMMERCE CARTAGENA. Colombia, Olt. 14.? iarrangements have beon male with the firm of Pearson Company, Lcndpn, for the deepening of the entrance to the bay, so that vessls of deep draft can go as far as Machina. RUSSIANS EVACUATE LEMBERG THE HAGUE, Oct. 14 ?Dispatches received this evening from Vi enna by the Austrian minister say that Rus sia has evacuated Lem berg, Eastern Galicia. If true, would indi cate that Russia is fear ful of the results of the battle along the Vistu la river, and is in dan ger of losing Galicia, which had been prac tically conquered. BIG BATTLE IN EAST. Washington, Oct. 14. ? Col. Golejewski, military attache of the Russian embassy, received this evening the following cable gram from Petrograd: "A great battle has begun on a line extending from the coun try around Warsaw, along the rivers Vistula and San to Prze mysl and farther south to the Dneister. The Russian forces engaged are the Galician army and the Russian Poland army, numbering .nearly 2,000,000 men." This battle line is 100 miles east of Cracow, and would indi cate that the Russian Galician army has withdrawn to that ex ! tent. It also indicates that the Germans have again occupied a large part of Russian Poland from which they had been ex pelled with great loss. POINCARE PRAISES ENGLISH SOLDIERS IN FRANCE LONDON, Oct. 14.?King George has received a message from President Poincaro congratulating the British army on Its splendid work In France. King George has replied to the mes sage In simple and direct terms re turning the compliment In regard to the French forces. GERMAN SAYS ENGLAND SEEKS NO SEA FIGHT BERLIN, (via The Haguo), Oct 14. ?Count Reventlow, German naval crit ic, says: The Garman naval policy Is of necessity a waiting one. If Eng iand is dissatisfied, she knows where our fleet is. The English fleet has shown no disposition to court battle. When our destroy ers and submarines seek them, we find them closo .to their own coast line. Ship for ship, our fleet is the equal of the British. The Eng lish have been waiting in hopo we will attack In their waters. They sank the Koenigin Luise in the mouth of tho Thnmes. ITALY CLAIMS AUTHORITY OVER TELEGRAPHS. ?4? NEW YORK. Oct. 14.?Tho Commer cial Cablo company, says the Italian administration, referring to the article of international convention which em powers a sLite under certain circum stances to stop transmission of tele grams, giveB notice that it reserves the right to stop any telegrams with out notice and that no claims on ac i count of such stoppage will be con sidered. Steven Kane and Mrs. Kane whc have been visiting In Juneau, iefl for their homo in Hoonah on the Geor ! gin this morning. Empiro ads reach buyers. HUNGARY MAY QUIT AUSTRIA I PETROGRAD, Oct. 14?It was officially announced today by Count Diamondy, Rou manian minister, in a formal statement that Russia and Hungary are engaged in negoti ations looking toward the independence of Hungary and her with drawal from the war. TENTATIVE PLANS AR RANGED. Petrograd, Oct. 14.?The ten tative plans agreed upon by Rus sia and Hungary are: Hungary to cede Transylvan ia to Russia as conquered terri tory. Russia to guarantee Hungary National severance from Aus tria. Hungary to withdraw her J troops from Cracow and cease to participate in the war against Russia. NO CHANGE IN EAST PRUS SIA. . ? Washington, Oct. 14.?A ca blegram received at the Russian embassy from Petrograd says: "In East Prussia- there is no change in the situation." GERMAN FLEET IS GETTING BUSY PARIS, Oct. 14. ? A strong German squadron, flying the flag of Prince Henry, of Prussia, is cruising around Aland island, - according to a dispatch from Helsingfors. The squadron con sists of seven dreadnaughts, several cruisers and four torpe do boats. ' ' ?> ?>*?!*?!? 4> ? ? * JAPS DO NOT CLAIM ? + CAROLINE VICTORY + 4> * + TOKYO, Oct. 14.?There has * 4- been no confirmation received ? 4- here of the report that the Jap- ? 4- anese have occupied the Is!- ? * and of Yay in the Caroline + 4- group. + * ? ?;* 4* -i- 4- ?!?*!? ?*? -t- 4- + + + + BRITISH EXPECT HOLY WAR IN TURKEY BERLIN, Oct. 14.?The British Am bassador at Constantinople has order ed that all women in the embassy to leave the city, declaring that the atti tude of the Turkish government Is such aa to warrant the fear that a holy war Is about to break out. In the event of such a war, It Is feared that thero will be wholesale massacre of Christians. RUSSIA TO GIVE LIBERTY TO JEWS AND FINNS ' ?+? PARIS, Oct. 14.?Following the ad ? mission of Jewish officers to his army ? and navy, the Czar is about to annul 1 other Important restrictions against ? tho Jewish community and to glvo ' them equal rights with other Russians. ' Liberal mcasuros on behalf of the Finns are also prepared. 1 VIENNA GOES TO WAR AGAINST CHOLERA VIENNA. Oct. 14.?Vienna has ap propriated $400,000 with which to fight cholera.