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_THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 603. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1914. PRICE TEN CENTS. BELGIAN CANALS RUN RED WITH HUMAN BLOOD Calais* Capture Ordered Regardless of Cost BATTLE FROM NORTH POLAND INTO GALICIA BATTLE RAGES IN THE EAST BERLIN, Oct. 27.?(by wire less via Sayville)?Everywhere along the line stretching from Plotak in North Russian Poland to Stryi and Sambor in Central Galicia the Germans and Aus trians are fighting the Czar's; armies today, according to anj announcement order issued by i the War Minister this evening. +++*+++++++++++ + + + TWO OF MANY + + FABRICATIONS + + ?+? ? + The unadulterated untruths +j * appearing In the Dispatch this + + morning are too numerous and * ? too bare faced to require refu- + + tatlon. But Just for the sake of + + emphasis, picked from a score + + or more that are just as base- + + less, the following are present- + + ed: ? ? The Dispatch says: *[ + ** Judge Wlckersham charged, ? + and it has not been denied. + * that Judge Jennings wrote the + + Skagway Democratic platform." + j + It has been published in the *j ? + Empire and the Dispatch?as *t + well as a number of other Al- + + kan newspapers?that the Dem- + j + ocratic platform was mostly + | + written by John H. Cobb, of Ju- + j + neau.. In his work of writing * + the platform Mr. Cobb was as- * + sisted by Charles E. Bunnell, + + R. F. Roth and others. While + + it would not be discreditable + + to the Democracy of Alaska if + + the platfrom had been written +? + by Judge Jennings, the facts ?! + are that he not only did not ? + write It. but HE DID NOT SUG- + + GEST A SINGLE PLANK IN IT + + The platform, with the excep- +i + tion of one or two unimportant * + amendments, adopted by the + + convention, was the Joint work + + of the platform committee. + + which consisted of R. F. Roth. + + Charles E. Bunnell. J. M. Mil* + + ler, J. A. Snow. J. H. Cobb, Ber- + + nard Hirst and John W. Troy. + + Judge Jennings was not even + + present at Skagway while the * + convention was in session, nor + + was Marshal Bishop. Wicker- + + sham's speeches to the con- * * trary notwithstanding. + + The Dispatch says: + + "Bunnell was the last lorne + + choice of the Democratic 'con- + + vention' and that every promi- + + nent Democrat in Alaska had + + been solicited by telegram and + + had refused the 'honor' before + * Bunnell was swallowed and + + that even Bunnell would not + ? accept until pledged the 'party' + ?f support for a judgshlp." + + The fact is that the nomina- + + tion for Delegate to Congress + + was offered by the Democrats * + to only one other man before + + Mr. Bunnell was sought to be- + + come a candidate. At a caucus + * of the First Division delegates + + and those holding most of the + + Second Division proxies, held + + before the convention convened +1 + it was voted to give the votea + ? of those in the caucus to Rep- * + resentative William T. Burns, * + formerly head of Federated la- + ? bor at Fairbanks. The Third + + Division afterward agreed to + ? suport Mr. Burns. Before a re- + + ply had been received from Mr. + + Burns, the delegates had rec- + ? ognized the peculiar fitness of + ? Mr. Bunnell for the nomination. + + His work as a member of the + + platform committee and his + + speeches on the floor of the con- + + vention proclaimed him to be + + a straightforward, independ- + + ent progressive Democrat, and + * in complete harmony with the + * straightforward spirit of the 4> + Skagway convention. + + The statement that Mr. Bun- * * nell was promised an endorse- + + ment of a judgship in the <f + event of defeat is a wholecloth + + fabrication. The idea was + + hatched in the brain of some + + fanciful Wickersham supporter. + + ? + + + + + + + * + + + .> + + + GOLDSTEIN EMPORIUM ENTERTAINS They came by tens, hundreds, ] thousands ? apparently all Juneau [ turned out last night to attend the great reception, marking the formal opening of Goldstein's Emporium, in its new home, the splendid new flve story Goldstein Block, which has been but recently completed. There were many out-of-town people to swell the throng. Special ferries brought peo ple of Thane. Treadwell and Douglas, as Mr. Goldstein's guests, and after ward carried them home again. So ciety folk graced the occasion in large numbers, and the big stores took on an appearance somewhat resembling a holiday rush in a large city?minus the rush. The stores were filled with well dressed people who leisurely wandered about looking at the taste fully arranged stock and admiring the display fixtures and show cases which are the most elegant ever set up In Alaska. Greetings on every hand be tween neighbors from each side of the channel mingling with the cour teous welcome tof Mr. and Mrs. Gold stein and their assistants, created a scene that was truly homelike and placed all at perfect ease. Musical Entertainment. < The musical program, as was ex- < pected. proved to be a most enjoy- < able affair and held the attention of < all throughout, and called forth mark- < ed evidences of approval. Mr. Willis ? E. Nowell's rendition of Thomes < "Simple Confession" on the violin, was ? most pleasing, while he gave Wien- < lawski's gay Mazurka with spirit and ? brilliancy. His violin obllgato to Miss ? Snow's song, "To All Eternity," was < ? - (Continued on page 5.) ++++++++++++++++ + * ^ + VILLA EXECUTES MAN * + WHO TRIED TO KILL + ?> ?+? + + EL PASO. Tex.. Oct. 27.? + ' + Francis I. Mugio was executed 4> * by order of Gen. Villa after he + * had confessed before American ?> ' ? Consular Agent Carothers that + ? he had attempted to assassin- * + ate Villa. + t + ROOSEVELT SAYS PINCHOT WILL WIN IN PENNSYLVANIA WILLIAM SPORT, Pa.. Oct. 27.? Former President Theodore Roosevelt, ( closing the campaign today, said: "I really believe that Gifford Pinchot Is going to do better than ] I did in Pennsylvania two years ago." BEAR AT SEATTLE WITH SURVIVORS SEATTLE, Oct. 27. ? The United States revenue cutter Bear arrived at Seattle yesterday with the Tahoi ma survivors and Capt. Bartlett of the Karluk and eight of his associates who had been marooned in the Arc tic. The Tahoma was wrecked re cently on an uncharted rock near Attu Island. SCANDINAVIANS GETTING RICH IN WHEAT TRADE ? ? NEW YORK, Oct. 27. ? Wheat in Germany is selling at close to $1.90 a bushel. With the price here at $1.15 and counting shipping, insur ance and other charges. Scandinav ian shippers are believed to be mak ing a profit of 40 to 50 cents a bushel on trans-shipment from their own ports across the Baltic into Germany. HOW ROCK ISLAND ROAD WAS LOOTED WASHINGTON. Oct 27.?Rock Isl and investigation showed that L.. F. Loree when he became president In 1903 was paid $175,000 a year, which was continued for five years, although he served only ten months as presl 1 dent of the road. . C. H. Warren re ceived a gift of $75,000 a year while serving as assistant to president, and R. A. Jackson, another official, re ceived $100,000 for legal expense in addition to his regular salary of $25, 000 a year. SULZER SAYS VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS Charles A. Sulzer, Democratic can didate for the Senate of the Alaska Legislature, unable to leave Sulzer, and make a campaign for Democracy, has Issued an appeal to the voters of Alaska to uphold the Wilson admin istration by voting for Democratic candidates. H e had hoped to get away, If for a brief time only, up to the last minute, but was disappoint ed in his expectations. Today ho Is sued the following statement which was cabled to Juneau from Ketchi kan: Ketchikan, Oct 27, 1914. Juneau Democratic Club. Juneau Alaska. "I exceedingly regret that I can not leave Sulzer at this time. Tho Democratic party has taken a deep interest in Alaska and is giving her a square deal and will con tinue to do so in accordance with the cardinal doctrines of the par ty. I am satisfied thnt Alaskans will show their appreciation and confidence by voting Democratic ballots. CHARLES A. SULZER." 44444444444444 4' * + 4 SVINDSETH PROTESTS 4 4 AGAINST CONSPIRACY 4 4 ?+! 4 WRANGELL, Oct. 27.?To + j 4 the Editor?The so-called Pro- 4 4 gressive Democratic party has 41 f tickets out bearing the names 4 4 of Sulzer for Senator nnd 011- 4 4 ver, Svindseth, Wolland and 4 f Ganty for Representatives. The 4 4 tickets have been distributed 4 4 without my consent. It is a 4 4 plot to divide tho vote and 4 4 elect the Non-Partisan ticket. 4 4 I emphatically protest against 4 4 this political conspiracy. 4 4 SVINDSETH. 4 4 4 444444444444444 I. A. HELLENTHAL TO SPEAK IN JUNEAU The second big Democratic rally of the present campaign will be held in Juneau tomorrow, Wednesday, eve ning in Juneau theatre. J. A. Hel lenthal, well known attorney and Democratic war horso, has consented to address the people on the issues of the day. Mr. Hellenthal Is popular with Juneau audiences and many are anxious to hear him make an address on the present day problems of Al aska. There will not bo a dull mo ment during the evening if Mr. Hel lenthal holds to his usual vigorous style of handling a subject?and it is believed that he is feeling in prime condition now for making a warm campaign speech. This will probably be the last Dem ocratic meeting in Juneau before el ection and it will be a big one. Thero will be other speakers, but Mr. Hel lenthal will be given all the time ne cessary to place his views before the people, even if it takes the entire evening. It 1b expected that there will be many from Treadwell, Douglas, and Thane, and other mining camps in this vicinity, come to the meeting and no doubt It will be a very large gathering and a successful meeting in every way. FOLKSTONE BECOMES GREAT HOSPITAL POINT T FOLKSTONE, England, Oct. 27. ? With the shifting of the lighting to ward the English chanuol Folkstone has become an important hoppltal point. The Allies Red Crocs hospital ship makes daily trips'to Calais for wounded soldiers. NO COPPER FOR WARRING NATIONS NEW YORK, Oct. 27 ? Not- a pound of American copper was directed to ports of Germany, Austria or Bel glum In September. ERWIN LEAVES SEATTL E FOR NATIONAL CAPITAL SEATTLE, Oct. 27?United States Marshal L. T. Erwln, of Fairbanks, left for Washington this morining.. CALAIS' CAPTURE ORDERED LONDON, Oct. 27?The Co penhagen correspondent of the London Times says that the Kai ser has ordered the capture of Calais regardless of the cost. The Emperor has staked the fate of his whole French cam paign on the chance of success of the effort that is being made to turn the left wing of the Al lies and capture the English' channel ports. GERMANS HAZARD WAR'S FORTUNE IN BATTLES PARIS, Oct. 27?The Ger mans are throwing the strength of the Empire against the Al lies on the west and the Russians on the east in. an effort to de feat their armies before addi tional reinforcements will pre clude the possibility of their suc cess. Disquieting information as to the number of men that Russia, France and Great Bri tain are preparing to send against their armies have caus ed the Germans to hazzard the fortune of the war on a desper ate offensive attack. WILSON CONTINUES TO ASK EOR DEMOCRATS ?+? WASHINGTON, Oct. 27?Presi dent Wood row Wilson today wrote many telegrams urging the election of Democrats to the United States Senate and to the House of Repre sentatives. In each of them he dwelt upon the necessity of sending Demo crats to support the administration. Among those in whose interest he wrote was Representative Frank T. O.Hp.ir, Democratic nominee against Former Speaker Joseph G. Cannon. Wilson Supports Judge Black. SEATTLE, Oct. 27.?John B. Fog arty, chairman of the Democratic State Central committee, today receiv ed a telegram from President Wood row Wilson urging the election of Judge W. W. Black to the Senate to succeed Senator Wesley L. Jonos, Re publican. -I- ?????? ?> -J- ? + + + ? + 4. + ? THREE HUNDRED ARE ? ? CAUGHT IN MINE * 4. ?4.? <f? ? HERRIN, 111., Oct. 27.?Three 4> ?1- hundred employees have been ? ?> imprisoned by an explosion in * ? the Royalton mine. + 4. ?? 4 ?> 40 Bodies Recovered. ?> ? ST. LOUIS, Oct 27.? Forty * 4? dead bodies have been recov + ered from the Royalton mino. ? 4. 4. ? ? * + + + + + + + + ++ *4 ? FOREIGN .NATIONS WANT MANY AMERICAN GOODS CHICAGO, Oct. 27?A Now York firm has asked Marshall Field & Co. to bid for the sale of 200,000 woolen and cotton blankets. The Internation al Harvester Co is asked for price on 2000 wagons. The Russian gov ernment is in market for aluminum. Pittsburgh Bids on Coal. PITTSBURGH,,Oct. 27.?Pittsburgh hears of an inquiry for 400,000 tons of coal for export to Chile. Bids were submitted Oct 24. GREAT BRITAIN WILL PAY DEBTS IN GOLD ?*? WASHINGTON, Oct. 27? It is tlie! understanding in Washington that Great Britain hnd no Intention of dis continuing gold payments and that if United States sends gold to London in settlement of her balance she will receive same treatment when proa ent Indebtedness of this country to Great Britain is wiped out. JAPS AFTER GERMAN GUNBOAT ? 1 ? ( WASHINGTON, Oct. 27.?A note) I from Tokyo, requesting the expulsion of tho German bunboat Geiers from Honolulu. , was delivered to the State Department by tho Japanese Ambas sador . todfty. The Honolulu authorities were or dered to report immediately as to whether tho Geircrs Is seaworthy. If so, she will be required to depart at once from tho American port. The Japanese note said that all re pairs to the Vessel havo been com pleted. and that international law required that she leave at once. The Japanese expect to engage the Geiers Immediately after she passes beyond the three mile limit. GERMANS LOSE MANY ZEPPELINS LONDON, Oct. 27.?A Geneva dis patch to the London Dally Chronicle says: "In spite of official Gorman denials a large number of Zeppelins havo been destroyed since the beginning of the war. Two were destroyed by English aviators in a raid on Dusscidorf. Count Zeppelin has received, orders to replace them as soon as possible. At Frledrlchaon double crew's of skilled men are working day and night to complete two. powerful Zep pelins. At Dusseldorf "and Hamburg new works are being hastily construct ed for building of more airships under the personal supervision of Count Zep pelin." ENGLAND RAISES BARS ON GERMAN REPORTS LONDON, Oct. 27.?Official reports from Germany will be permitted to go through British censors to Amer ica unchanged, unless they seem to reflect unfairly and untruthfully on Allies other than England. FRANZ FERDINAND'S ASSASSIN CONVICTED ?+? SARAJEVO, Oct. 27.?Gavlro Prin zip, the assassin of Arch-Duko Franz Ferdinand, who is declared to be re sponsible for the touching off of the powder magazine of Europe, and Gra bcez, the student, and Nedaljo Gab rinovl'.h and 21 others, Prinzip's ac complices, were found guilty yester day of treason for their crime. As the court pronounced the verdict tho rumble of distant artillery could be heard. Tho Servians have fought with desperation to capture the city and liberate the prisoners before they were convicted. All those convicted are Slavs. Tho court will pronounce sentonce tomorrow. GERMAN SHIP TO WINTER AT BOSTON ?$? PORTLAND, Me., Oct. 27. ? The Federal Court has ordered the North German Llloyd steamship Kronpriz essin Cecilie, now nt Bar Harbor, transferred at once to Boston for saf er anchorage. A United States gun boat will guard her on the trip. GERMANY'S POLAND CAMPAIGN PARALYZED PETROGRAD, Oct. 27. ? The Ger man campaign in Poland is declared paralyzed. Of Austro-German army ?comprised of about 30 army corps ?about one-third are laudwehr and second lino troops. BELGIAN FARMERS MAY COME TO MINN. j ST. PAUL, Mjnn., Oct. 27?Thous ands of Belgian farmers, who ^are now refugees In Holland, will be transported to Minnesota and given a new start In life in tho United | States. CITY OF ARRAS IS A MASS OF RUINS ! PARIS, Oct .27.?The city of Ar l ras In Northeastorn France Is In ruins, ; snys a dispatch to the Matin. All that : remains of the magnificent 16th ccn j tury town hall 1b tho lofty belfry. RESULT Of BATTLE IN BALANCE LONDON, Oct. 27.?While the Belgians have regained the Yser canal, driving the Germans, many of whom were drowned, across the river, the battle for the road to Calais is still unde cided today. The territory west of Yeser continues to be the scene of the deadliest conflict of the war, with the flow of German rein forcements seemingly without end. ALLIES GET REINFORCEMENTS LONDON, Oct. 27.?It is an nounced tonight that the left wing of the Allies has been re inforced to offset the fresh Ger man troops that have been put into the battle. The new troops are going into action. Hundreds of thousands of reinforcements are being hurried to the front by Great Britain and France. NO PEACE FOR ANOTHER YEAR ?? *}? ? STAFFORD, England, Oct. 27.?Lord Beresford said today that it will take more than a year to put Emperor William on his back. PRINCE OF MONTE CARLO LOSES LONDON, Oct. 27. ?A cor respondent of the London Times at Paris says the Germans seiz ed the Prince of Monaco's Cha teau tie Marchais, near Rheims, and demanded $50,000 indemnity or they would blow it up. AUSTRIANS TAKE 8,000 PRISONERS VIENNA, Oct. 27.?Gen. von Hoffer, wires that in the fight ing before Ivangorod, the Aus trians and Germans captured 8,000 Russians. GERMANY STILL REJOICING OVER ANTWERP'S CAPTURE ?4?? BERLIN. Oct. 27. The General Staff says: "The German army Is to be con gratulated upon Its great feats of arms upon Belgian soil. We are re taining one army division In Ant werp. "The Belgian people are being en couraged to continue their occupa tions. Factorlos are being operated, and mines are being worked. The German troops have attempted to im press on the Belgians that they are safe so long as they abstain from hos tile acts." GERMANY MAY NOT MAKE ANTWERP PAY ?I3r? RBERLIN, Oct. 27. ?It Is reported that the German government will not insist on a war tax from Antwerp if the residents will remain in their homes and furnish food and shelter for German troops. The people of Antwerp are being given unusual free dom, being allowed to keep lights in the houses at night and lock their doors. GERMANS GET MUCH SPOIL AT ANTWERP ?? ? AMSTERDAM, Oct. 27. ? A great amount of spoils are being shipped to Cologne nnd Aix-La-Chnppellc from Antwerp. BRITISH HOLD DUTCH SHIP FROM NEW YORK NEW YORK. Oct. 27.?The Holland American liner Noordam. from New j York for Jtottcrdam, has been divert j ed by the English to Falmouth. NIGHT OF HELLIN BELGIUM LONDON, Oct. 27.?'The Mail correspondent wires that there were 2,500 bodies of German dead in the Yser canal this morn ing after fighting all night. A great many were drowned. Oth ers were bayoneted. The water of the canal itself is running red with blood, while the streets of Dixmude are strewn thick with the dead. He adds: "These ghoulish facts alone give some idea of the savageness of the fighting, the desperation of the German attacks and the stubborness of the Allies resist ance." Continuing the Mail's corres pondent says: "Last night from dark to d "Last night from dark to dawn was a hell, filled with blood-thirsty demons. At al most every point in the line, man opposed man. Sometimes the forces were fighting several hun dred yards apart, but more oft en they were in close grip, with men face to face. They even wrestled as they died, drowning each other in the canal's waters. "The Germans had orders to get through, let the cost be what it may. GERMANS FAIL OF PURPOSE. "Probably 5,000 Germans gave up their lives. They could not give more, yet they failed. How ever, the failure was not because they did not literrally obey their orders. They crossed the water way, as they were bid, but they were mowed down with rifle shot, torn into human fragments by shells, and bayoneted back yard after yard, over the mutilat ed bodies of their own dead, in to the waters of the canal." BRITISH HOLD BACK 250,000 GERMANS LONDON, Oct. 27.?The cor respondent of the Times from Northern France says the ene my's most furious attack along the Yser canal was at Ypres, where a quarter of a million Germans were held back for five critical days by the British force. ALLIES LOSE TEN THOUSAND MEN HAVRE, Oct. 27.?The Allies loss at Yser yesterday and last night were 10,000 men, dead and wounded. The German casual ties far exceed that number. ARTILLERY DUEL ON AISNE LINE PROCEEDS LONDON, Oct 27.?A supplemental report by the government press bu reau says: "The uuarries and caves which the British troops hold provide ample ac commodations fdjr whole battalions along the slopes of the Aisne valley. The sides of the slopes are very steep, and the men are well protect ed from the German shells. The trenches have been connected with underground passages so that the flre Bwcpt zones may bo crossed in safe ty. "The booin of big guns Is incessant Night and day the rolling echoes, like distant thunder, can be heard. At first the inhabitants of the district were terror stricken, but they have now become accustomed to the con tinuous pandemonium." THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?49. Minimum?31. Partly Cloudy.