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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIgE _
VOL. IV., NO. 598. JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1914. _______ PRICE TEN CENTS. BRITISH SHIPS Of WAR ATTACK GERMANS AT OSTEND Submarines Engage Germans on Baltic BUNNELL HOLDS ANOTHER MONSTER MEETING NAVAL FIGHT ON I BALTIC STOCKHOLM, Oct. 21?An engagement is taking place on the Baltic today between German torpedo boats and hostile submarines. The ships have been in contact most of the day. Nothing is known of the results. ? BRITISH CONTINUE TAKING OUR SHIPS LONDON. Oct. 21. ? British war ships have seized the Standard Oil ] steamship Platuri?, formerly the Ger man steamship Dvment. flying the American flag. The ship was taken to Stornoway. State Department Protests. WASHINGTON. Oct. 21?The Amer ican State Department has entered a vigorous and pointed protest against the capture of Standard Oil steam ships by the British warships. PANAMA CANAL TRAFMC RESUMED PANAMA. Oct. 21.?Ships passed j through the Panama canal again this | morning. The last of the slide in j Culebra cut was removed yesterday ? afternoon, and shipping traffic notified ? that, the canal was ready for business. A line of miscellaneous craft has been passing through the canal all day. LEAVING ON DOLPHIN. The Dolphin sailing south at noon today took the following passengers from Juneau: For Ketchikan?H. R. Plate. Mrs. M. McKeon, G. M. Scott; for Seattle?Mrs. R. H. Stevens. Miss Jean Rankin. Charles Roth. Arthur Achison, Mrs Dena Achison. A. L. Roth. C. B. Hill. C. W. Speer. Mrs. Ray Fuhrman, and son. C. Nelson, 12 second class. HUMBOLDT COMING. SEATTLE. Oct 21?The Humboldt sailed from this port last night for Alaska. Passengers for Juneau are R. M. Semmes. W. R. Smith and two second class. HINDU SHOOTS AND KILLS AN OFFICIAL VANCOUVER, Oct. 21.?William C. Hopkins, chief assistant to Malcom Reid. Dominion Immigration Inspect ion service, at Vancouver was shot and killed in the court house this | morning by a Hindu named Mewa Singh. FOR SALE ? Boarding house, 12 rooms, all furnished. Price reasonable. S. Empire office. 10-21-6t Fred Gregg and John McCloskey returned to Juneau on tho Dolphin this morning from the Atlln section. Guthrie M. Scott, well known com mercial man. took passage on the Dol phin today for Ketchikan. Mrs. R. H. Stevens, wife of the as sistant cashier of the First National bank, left on the Dolphin enroute to Seattle. C. J. Wilbur, Jr.. manager of tho coal department for the Pacific Coast company, with headquarters in Ju neau. returned from Ketchikan and other towns to the south on the City of Seattle today. Miss Jean Rankin took passage for Seattle on the Dolphin today. THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?53. Minimum?39. Rainfall?20 inches. Partly cloudy; rain. DEADLOCK IN WEST AND EAST Berlin, Oct. 21.?An official announcement this evening says: "Severe fighting continues on the Yser canal. The enemy's artillery was supported from the sea northwest of Neuport. "The fighting west of Lille, which place we continue to hold, has been severe, our troops tak ing the offensive at several points. There has been no de cision. EASTERN SITUATION UN CHANGED. "In the eastern theatre of war no decision has been reached." GERMANS ARE ADVANCING. ? Berlin, Oct. 21.?The Berlin war office announced tonight that the German right wing is advancing from Lille in the face of the most stubborn opposition. BANK BANDITS BEAT UP OFEICER FERNDALE, Oct. 21.?Tho Sedro Woolley bandits appeared here today. They beat up Immigration Inspector Wyckoff, and left him in a dazed con dition on the railroad track, while they escaped headed across the bound ary into Canada. BRITAIN HAS PLAN TO RESTORE TRADE RELATIONS * ? NEW YORK. Oct. 21.?The British government, backed by France and Russia, is interested in a movement to re-establish credit relations among the nations of the world. Sir George Paish. editor of the Ixindon Statist, who recently arrived, is here, it is un derstood. to enlist the support of the American government and American banks. The plan has as its basic idea a more economic use of the world supply of gold. One of the incidental economies would be the cessation of shipments of gold coin or bars back and forth across the Atlantic. NEW YORK TO HAVE FUR AUCTION MARKET NEW YORK, Oct. 21?Steps are being taken to organize a fur auction market in New York to replace that held in London for years. The New York Fur Auction Sales Corporation has been organized, with a capital of *1,000,000. ? ? ? COREY SAYS ITALY WANTS MONEY BACK NEW YORK, Oct. 21?W. E. Cor ey, who has just returned from France, says: "Italy wants to be paid for the cost of her mobilization. If she can defray the expenses of the mobiliza tion without fighting, she will remain neutral. If not. she will join hands with the Allies." BOSTON RESERVE BANKS HEAD HAS BEEN NAMED ?+? BOSTON, Oct. 21?Alfred L. Aiken, president of the Worcester National Bank, has been named as governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of Bos ton. AMERICANS MAY SOON EXPORT COPPER WASHINGTON, Oct. 21.?Copper destined to neutral countries will not I be disturbed by Great Britain unless it should develop that the cargo was destined for use by a belligerent. The State Department is now seeking the guarantees of Holland. Norway, Swe den and Italy that they will not per mit consignments of American copper to get to belligerents. H. R. Plate, well known mining man, took passage for Ketchikan on the Dolphin today. George Vingar, well known commer cial man with headquarters in Juneau ' returned from Ketchikan on the City I of Seattle today. WILSON GETS GOOD WILL GIFT WASHINGTON, Oct 21.?"It is too bad," said President Woodrow Wilson yesterday when a messenger brought to the White House a mastodon ivory and native gold inkstand and penhold er, sent to him by the peoplo of Fair banks. "It is too bad that it did not como two hours sooner so that it could have been used In signing the cjal leasing bill." Tho Presidont was delighted with the present from the peoplo of Alas ka's interior, the donors of which numbered more than 1,000 peoplo. BRYAN SAYS MONEY CENTERS AT CAPITAL ?? WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 21?Secretary of State William J. Bryan has ended a two days' tour of Kansas In sup port of the Democratic ticket in this State, making particular appeals for the election of Representatives George A. Neeley as United States Senator. In his speech here today Bryan said: 1 "We have moved the money center of the United States from Wall Street to Washington. The distance isn't far for lobbyists to travel, but it has taken 40 years to remove tho money center to the people's capital." Bryan departed today for Colorado ^ whero he will speak particularly fori the re-election of Senator Charles S.! Thomas. ? ? ? I GOV. GLYNN CANS CHARLES F. MURPHY 4* NEW YORK, Oct. 21.?Gov. Martin H. Glynn, Democratic nominee for re election as Governor of New York, has caused the retirement of Charles F. Murphy from active participation in New York State politics, and taken charge of the details of the campaign in the State. He has selected an ad visory committee, which includes the names of William F. McCombs, chair man of the Democratic National com mittee. Judge Morgan J, O'Brien, Francis Lynde Stetson, Jacob H. Schiff and others. State Chairman William Church Osborn was directed by Gov. Glynn not to consult with Charles F. Murphy, and the Governor bluntly told the latter to keep out of State and National matters in Now York. COAST LEAGUE BASEBALL SCORES. ?+? At San Francisco?Portland, 5; San Francisco, 0. At I^)S Angeles?Los Angeles, 5; Ven ice, 2. At Oakland?Oakland, 9; Sacramento, 5. EUROPE BUYS 60,000 AMERICAN HORSES ?+? CHICAGO, Oct. 21.?Packingtown estimates that over 60,000 American horses have been bought by foreign houses in the past three months in the United States. FRENCH ARE BUYING AMERICAN CLOTHES NEW YORK. Oct. 21.?The French government has placed an order with an American exporter for an unlimit ed number of blankets. One manufac turer has received a requisition for 500,000 pairs of socks every week up to the end of the year. Another has received a similar order for 10,000 dozen flannel shirts. An Amorlcan firm has received an order for 1,000, 000 rolls of bandage gauze. WAR IS COSTING HOLLAND DEARLY AMSTERDAM, Oct. 21.?The Dutch . second chamber has approved a cred . it of $20,000,000 to cover the mobiliza tion expenses. AUSTRIA ADMITS FOOD | STUFFS DUTY FREE VIENNA, Oct. 21.?The Austrian , government has temporarily suspend ed the collection of duties on corn, flour, and vegetable*. DOUGLAS WELCOMES BUNNELL DOUGLAS, Oct. 21?One of the largest crowds over seen In Douglas overflowed tlio Lyric Theatre last night for the purpose of hearing Charles E. Bunnell, Democratic can didate for Delegato to Congress, and Charles H. Cosgrove, Democratic can-( dldate for the Territorial House of j Representatives, speak on the Issues; of the present campaign. Mr. Cosgrove, who spoke first, did not refer to his own candidacy, but made an able and earnest plea for; Democracy and for the Delegato can didate. Mr. Bunnell, liko Caesar, "came, saw and conquered." Numbers, who enme to the meeting to bo entertain ed, left with a different opinion of the candidate, many stating that they were now convinced that he Is the man for the place. Mr. Bunnell did not use the satire and other political j ammunition that has characterizedi the other side of the campaign, nor! did he appeal for the sympathies of j his hearers by reading letters either j for or against him, but confined him- j self to discussing the platform. Issues j of the campaign, and the logical ron sons why a Democrat could do morel with a Democratic Administration | than a man who is afraid to align him-j self with any party. Mr. Bunnell was^ given a big round of applause at the close of his speech. (Continued on Page 6.) ANOTHER STEAMER EOR JUNEAU RUN SEATTLE, Oct. 21? R. M. Semmes, formerly with the Pacific-Alaska Na vigation company, took passage on the Humboldt yesterday evening for Alaska to look over the field with ref erence to placing a freight steamer on the Southeastern Alaska run from Seattle. It is Mr. Semines' Intention to start the craft on the rcgulnr run in Febru ary or earlier. SAM LANGFORD DEFEATS "GUNBOAT" SMITH AT BOSTON BOSTON, Oct. 21.?Sam Langford, colored, knocked "Gunboat" Smith out in the third round last night. Lang ford claims the American heavyweight cliampionrhip. Lavinsky Defeats Flynn. NEW YORK, Oct. 21.?"Battling" Lavinsky secured a decision in a 10-round bout with Jim Flynn last night. FRENCH HEAP COALS OF FIRE ON WIFE ?J? NEW YORK, Oct. 21.?A correspon dent of the New York Sun In France tells this story: "A sub llcutonant at the front dis covered a letter in the pocket of a wounded Gorman, from the latter's wife. One sentence read: " 'I hope you will spare neither wo men nor children.' " 'The letter was returned to the writer with this note. "'Madam: This letter was found In your husband's pockot. He is now wounded and Is being humanely cared for.'" AUSTRIA PREPARES TENTATIVE CAPITAL ?^? RO.VE, Oct. 21.?The palaces and other public buildings at Innsbruck, Austria, are being prepared for occu pation in the event of a transferance of the capital. PEACE TALK HURTING RELATIONS WITH ENGLAND NEW YORK, Oct. 21.?A London special says that tho financial and commercial relations of tho United States with England are being Injured by persistent reports from Washing ton that tho American government Is contemplating the renewal of peac< proposals. For rooms with board?homo cook lng 8oe Mrs. Alex Watson, 331 Deck er Way. 10-21-tf GERMANS | GETTING ANXIOUS Copenhagen, Oct. 21. ? The military correspondent of the Berliner Tageblatt, according to absolutely reliable advices re ceived here, hints that a certain amount of anxiety about the military situation is manifest ing itself in Germany. There are many unquestion able signs that the German army circles are worried. The Tabeblatt, in an article prepared by its military expert and evidently intended to pre pare the people for important events, explains that the situa tion is intense, though the de cision is likely to come, "like a thief at night," when least ex pected, "and," he added, "that it will more probably be on the east front rather than in the west is believed by those who should know." ? ? ? RUSSIA HAS IMPORTANT MILITARY PLANS BREWING NEW YORK, Qct. 21?Russia, which ; last month and early. In October re laxed on the rigidity of its news'ceri- ' sorshlp. has had the lid shut down I tight for the last two weeks, accord- c ing to arrivals here from Europe, "on account of the consummation of mili tary plans of the greatest Importance." RUSSIAN ARMY MORE ] MARVELOUS THAN GERMAN ?4>? NEW YORK, Oct. 21.?Barclay War burton, son-in-law of John Wannmak- j er. who returned from Russia on the Lusltiana, said: 1 "1 was in Europe in the interests 1 of my rapid-fire gun, a new-machine, j capable of firing COO shots a minute. I saw the Russian troops in mobiliza tion, and as a perfect working ma chine the Russian army is even more inarevlous than the German army. .Military men in Russia stated to me that the country will be able to put ; 40,000,000 men in the fiold if neces sary. The end of the war in my op inion, Is far off. The German army is well equipped and well supplied for a long time to come, and I do 1 not look for any early settlement of the European trouble." Czar Is Pleased. PETROGRAD, Oct. 21.?Tho War of fice says: "Tho emperor has ex pressed himself as greatly pleased at conditions as he found them at the front. The morale of the Russian troops is excellent, and the commis sariat is working well." LONDON REMAINS IN THE DARK T LONDON, Oct. 21.?New instruc tions have been issued to warn peo ple that burning bright lights endan gers their section of the city as well as the community in general. The number of lights is now reduced to those necessary for traffic. KAISER TO REWARD FIRST MAN TO ATTACK LONDON ?4? LONDON, OcL 21.?Tho Kaiser is reported to have promised the qrder of the Red Eagle to the first Ger man avaiator who drops a bomb into London. BELGIANS SAY GERMANS ARE STARVING CITIZENS AMSTERDAM, Oct. 21.?Belgium ? has issued a protest to neutrals that Germany has seized all the food in i Brussels, Nanur, Antwerp, and Lux I emburg, leaving the inhabitants to I starve. I . . i CHICAGO CANNING MUCH MEAT FOR EUROPE i ^ CHICAGO. Oct. 21.?Canning depart ments of the Chicago Packing De ? partnients are working full time as - the result of orders placed by Europ ean nations. VIOLENT ATTACKS CONTINUE Paris, Oct. 21.?Violent at tacks and counter attacks for he possession of the seacoast in the extreme north of France continued to characterized the 'ightin? today. There was no decisive results, except that the Germans made no headway. The British fleet assisted the land forces wherever possible. The German attacks at Neu- , ;.ort, Dixmude and Labassee were particularly severe, and \S y were repulsed at each place. GENERAL FIGHT ON TODAY. Paris, Oct. 21.?A statement made this morning said: "The Germans have precipita ed almost a general engagement this morning from the coast to the Alsatian border in an effort to develop a weak spot in the 1 Allies' lines. "The reinforcements which checked their' movement along the coast has aroused the hope that the line has been weakened at some place and that it would' ' be possible to break it if the f-pot was discovered. ' "The assaults are being met ( rigorously by the Allies." MORNING ATTACKS ALONG LINE. Berlin, Oct. 21'. ? The Ger- I mans attacked the Allies this morning along the line from the j ?oast to the Meuse river in Bel- < gium and France. < ' ' ' i FIGHTING EVERYWHERE, i ?? .. 1 London, Oct. 21. ? Fighting ( '/as resumed this morning all , long the lines in Belgium and ranee. The Germnas every- . /here were on the offensive. GERMANS CAPTURE MANY BRITISH SHIPS LONDON, Oct. 21. ? The German cruiser Emdcn, at a pointed 160 miles southwest of Cochin, sunk the Brit ish steamship Chllcona, Trailer and Banno. Tho German ship Paurabble also captured the steamship Exford. The vessels were all on the way to Tasmania. FRENCH BURY VON MOLTKE'S SON ON BATTLEFIELD ?+ ? PARIS, Oct. 21.?Dr. Klein, attach ed to tho Third French army corps, reports that his men buried the son of Count von Moltke, commander of the German general staff. LOUVAIN NOT WANTONLY DESTROYED BY GERMANS ?+? COPENHAGEN, Oct. 21.?A German official report says that Louvain was not wantonly ruined; that only houses from which shots were fired were in tentionally burned; that about one fifth of the city was wrecked, and that the Cathedral can be easily re paired. GERMANS SURPRISED AT MARNE BATTLE ?*5*? WASHINGTON, Oct 21.?Cnpt. Cole man, of the American Coast Artillery says that 50,000 trained troops hid den in Paris and suddenly hurled at the Germans turned the tide for the Allies, decided the battle of the Marne and forced hack Gen. von Kluck's ar my, the retreat of which, but for the lattcr'8 generalship, would have been a rout. COLLISION COSTS FRANCE TWO TORPEDO BOATS ?*? HOME. Oct. 21.?Two French tor pedo boats have been sunk in a col lision in the Mediterranean. NAVY ATTACK OSTEND LONDON, Oct. 21 British warships, sup ported by the south di vision of the torpedo boat destroyers, have been dispatched against the Germans at Ostend. It is the purpose to shell the German positions wherever they can be reached from the coast. Small British war craft have done effect ive work for the Allies in the canals of the Bel gian lowlands. SUBMARINE ATTACK FAILS London, Oct. 21. ? One or more German submarines have followed the British fleet to Os tend. Today they succeeded in launching: 12 torpedoes at- the British, but all missel and were destroyed. r*tt?t^i cidci j? nr Acivn dicjmzjIJ v^inv/iiu vuv/kjii^u ON GERMAN FORCES ?+? London, Oct. 21. ? The Bor ieaux correspondent of the Star this evening says: "The Germans made another ?reat effort today to burst the constantly narrowing circle of iteel that is surely hemming them in. In not less than six regions between the coast and the German frontier they hurl ed their forces against the lines of the Allies, in a determined ef-, fort to find a weak spot in the allied front if one existed. "The main effort was made at Labassee, where they were repulsed. "The concerted effort was in vain, like former attacks that have continued for the last 10 days." GERMANS SEARCH FOR WEAKNESS Germans have been searching for days for weakness at some place in the Allies' lines through which they could drive a wedge, both sides to the great con flict have been strengthening with fresh troops the west wing, where the main lighting lias oc curred. The German forward movement reached its climax with the fall of Ostend. GERMANY MAY START WAR ON ENGLAND LONDON, Oct. 21.?A Rome special says war against Great Britain, ac cording to German newspapers, will commence at the end of October. Bel guim will become the base of opera tions against Great Britain. Admiral von Tirpitz, minister of the navy, who is now at general head quarters with Emperor William, has announced that he will go aboard the flagship of the German fleet and di rect the operations of the navy. Germany After England. LONDON, Oct. 21.?A Paris dis patch to the Express says: "The immediate German objectivo is no longer Paris but the Channel ports. The first blow to Paris hav ing failed, the second blow must be aimed at England. Northern France Is to suffer a desolation similar to Belgium's. All of Franco's rich cities in the North have been marked for ruin."