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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL! IV., NO. 604. JUNEAU, ALASKA. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1914. ? PRICE TEN CENTS. -
BELGIAN BATTLE CONTINUES ITS BLOODY RECORD
Allies Seem to Be Getting Best of Fight
BRITISH BOMBARDMENT SHAKES BELGIUM
NAVY GUNS
SHAKING
BELGIUM
AMSTERDAM, Oct. 28?The
British bombardment of the Os
tend coast has been even in
creased. It is so vigorous that
the whole country is kept in a
state of constant vibration.
The vibrations in the atmos
phere are so severe that wire
less communication is all but
impossible.
GERMANS USING FLOAT- ..
ING MINES.
LONDON, Oct. 28?A dis
patch to the Daily Mail says
several mines have been washed
ashore below Ostend. They were
in excellent condition, and ex
ploded easily.
It is thought that many of
them have been sent adrift in
the hope that they might strike
a British warship.
GERMAN CRISER SINKS
JAPANESE CRUISER
?
LONDON. Oct 2S.?The German
cruiser Emdcn sank the Japanese
steamer Kamegasaki. while the latter
was proceeding to Singapore.
GERMANS USE HUMAN
BAIT FOR WARCRAFT
NEW YORK. Oct. 28? A Londonj
special to the New York Herald says: |
"While 48 survivors of the British,
cruiser Hawke were drlftnig in a j
small boat for Ave hours, the German
submarine that had sunk the Hawk
stook off a little way, closely watching
them through her periscope. These
48 English seamen were used as a I
bait to lure any British warship to
a fate similar to that of the Hawke.
submarine watching bait as a fisher
man watches his bobbin."
MINE SINKS ANOTHER
BRITISH STEAMSHIP
?#>?
BELFAST. Oct. 28.?The British
freight steamer Manchester Com-|
merce. bound for Montreal, struck a
mine and Capt. Payne, commanding. J
and 13 men were drowned.
WAR STOPS ANOTHER
ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP LINE
NEW YORK. Oct. 28.?Owing to the
war. services between New York and
Rotterdam, of the Uranium Steam
ship Company, have been suspended
indefinitely.
PANAMA TRAFFIC
IS MORE THAN EXPECTED
WASHINGTON. Oct. 28.?Traffic
through the Panama canal in the first
month and a half to Oct. ?th, exceed
ed the expectations of Col. G. W. Goe
thals, comprising 100 vessels.
CAPT. THOMAS MOORE
GETS WATCH FOR REWARD
SEATTLE. Oct. 28.?Cape Thomas
Moore, of the Cordova, was given a
luncheon at the Rainier Club yester
day and presented with a gold watch
by men of the United States revenue
cutter service in recognitlonof his ser
vices as master of the Cordova in res
cuing the Tahoma officers and men.
RANGE CATTLE BRING
RECORD PRICES
CHICAGO, Oct. 28.? Range cattle
which had never been fed grain or
stall-feed today sold in the market
for $157 a head.
PUGILIST CARPENTIER
WOUNDED IN BATTLE
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 28.?Private
letters from Paris say that the Frenct
pugilist. George Carpontier, was
wounded, perhaps fatally, in battle
where he was fighting for France.
THE WEATHER TODAY.
Maximum?46.
Minimum?10.
Coudy.
Precipitation?.42.
fro discuss
delegate's
record
J. E. Hcllenthal. prominent lawyer
and Democratic speaker, will deliver
' an address in Juneau Theatre tonight
on the issuo3 of the present campaign,
j Ho will devote the burden of his talk
to a discussion of Delegate Wicker
i sham's record in Congress, speaking
I from the book as much as possible,
i The meeting will give those who
were crowded out of the meeting ad
dressed by Mr. Bunnell an opportuity
to hear a discussion of the Issues of
the campaign. Thcco and ladies are
particularly invited to be present.
Mr. Hellenthal is both a pleasing
j and convincing speaker, and is a fa
vorite with a Juneau audience. This
being probably the last political meet
? ing of the present campaign, there
j will undoubtedly be a large attendance
i The speaking will begin at 8 o'clock.
DEAD IN ILLINOIS
MINE NUMBER 152
i ROYALTY, 111., Oct. 28.?The indi
| cations are that 152 perished in the
Itoyalton coal mine explosion.
Forty bodies were recovered today,
and 100 are known to be in the lower
level which is on Are.
GOVERNMENT GETS
$800,000,000 OF LOAN
?
BERLIN, Oct. 28.?It was officially
announced here today that $800,000,
000 have been paid in on the war
loan. The Imperial bank lias specie
on hand amounting to $475,000,000
PORTLAND RETAINS MAYOR.
PORTLAND. Oct. 28.?Mayor Albee
j and Commissioners Brewster and
| Dieck were retained at yesterday's
recall election.
CARRANZA WILL QUIT
IF VILLA IS OUSTED
*
MEXICO CITY, Oct. 28.?Gen. Car
ranza has tendered his resignation
J to the Aquas Calientes convention with
the condition that Gen. Villa be re
I tired to private life.
CONTRACTS FOR ARMOR
AWARDED BY U. S.
| WASHINGTON. Oct. 28.?The Beth
lehem and Mid vale companies were
awarded the contract for armor for
the battleships California, Mississippi,
and Idaho. They get $10,750,000.
AMERICAN COPPER CARGO
IS DELAYED BY BRITISH
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.? The
American line steamship Kroonland,
from New York to Naples and Greece
with a cajego of copper, has been de
layed at Gibraltar by the British au
thorities.
i STATE DEPARTMENT
SEEKS INFORMATION
WASHINGTON', Oct. 28.?The State
i Department has asked Sweden for a
list of foodstuffs and clothing on
which it has put an embargo against
Germany, so that the question may be
taken up with the British and French
governments.
PASSENGER TRAFFIC RESUMED.
?+?
ROTTERDAM, Oct. 28.?Passengei
traffic between Antwerp and Rotter
dam has been resumed.
AMERICAN WOMEN TO
PROVIDE COTTON MARKE1
NEW YORK. Oct. 28.?Fashion Ar
League of America, in urging "Amer
ican gowns for American women,"'de
j clares that much of the South's sur
plus cotton will find its way into 1911
1 petticoats, which will again be o
, generous fullness.
| STOCK EXCHANGE MAY
OPEN THIS YEAF
. | NEW YORK, Oct. 28. ? The Nev
York Sun say leading bankers lool
; for the opening of the Stock Ex
i change before the end of the year 1
railroads get freight rate increasi
they are asking for.
DELEGATE
ENDORSES
A SPOILER
O. P. Hubbard, the promoter of Al
aska projects, whom Delegate James
Wickersham has endorsed for Terri
torial Senator in tho Third Division
against Dr. W. H. Chase, president!
of the Cordova Wickersham Club, was |
attorney for Alexander Mackenzie, the
famous Noyes receiver of Nome. He |
is one of tho characters whom Rex!
Beach gave a heavy villain's part in
his Spoilers.
Hubbard was with Wickersham as
a self-appointed delegate to the Bull j
Mooso convention at Chicago, and, ,
also with Wickersham, attended an
important session of Pinchot's con
servation congress at the same city, j
ABUSIVE POLITICS
DISGUST PEOPLE
The storm of protest and Indigna-j
tlon that went up yesterday from men I
and women of every section of Ju
neau and of all political beliefs against j
the abuse and unsubstantiated and
unprovable charges the Dispatch has
made against Federal officials and re-j
spected citizens of Juneau. Express-!
ions of disapproval were heard every-!
where. It is conceded by peoplo who
have heretofore been supporting the
Non-Partlsan Legislative ticket that
the unwarranted charges and unbrid
led abuse and the Non-Partisan cam
paign literature is having the effect
of aiding the candidacy of Charles E.
Bunnell, and the Democratic legisla-j
tive ticket. At least two of the can-!
didates on the Non-Partisan Legisla-I
tive ticket have expressed disgust!
with both the attacks by inference on |
the Democratic candidates, and the j
general abuse of the Federal officials
and the Democratic party of Alaska. ]
The general verdict was that there
has been more than enough of thcj
practice of attempting to destroy the |
reputations of those who are serving,
the public in the interest of office
seekers.
People who had experessed an in
tention in the first part of the cam
paign to vote for all or a part of the
Non-Partisan Legislative ticket 'nave
said within the last few days that they
have determined to vote the straight
Democralc ticke because he Democrat
ic campaign has been clean, and has:
been confined to the issues.
CHOLERA BREAKS OUT
IN PORTUGAL CAPITAL
?+?
LONDON, Oct. 28.?Cholera has bro
ken out in Lisbon. The Portuguece
government is much exercised over
the matter. It may impedo the army
mobilization that Is under way.
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* PRESIDENT PROCLAIMS *
+ THANKSGIVING DAY 4
? ?*? ?
+ WASHINGTON. Oct. 28.? +
4? President Woodrow Wilson to- 4*
4? day issued his annual Thanks- 4?
4* giving proclamation. He ap- 4*
1 4* points Thursday. Nov. 26, as a 4?
1 4? day of Thanksgiving. 4?
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1 AMERICANS SPEND GREAT
SUM FOR MEDICINES
?
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.?Tho Am
. erican people spend $500,000,000 a
^ year on drugs and medicines, accord
ing to a government report.
ITALY HAS A NEW
FOREIGN MINISTER
ROME, Oct. 28.?Premier Salandra
of Italy has assumed the foreign of
fice port-folio, formerly held by the
late Marquis di San Guiliano.
LLOYD GEORGE IN PARIS.
PARIS. Oct 28.? David Lloyd
George, British Chancellor of the Ex
^ chequer, is in Paris.
v TURKEY HAS 900,000
t MEN UNDER ARMS
f BERLIN, Oct. 28.?German officers
b at Constantinople estimate the mob
ilized Turkish army at 900,000 men.
EASTERN
BATTLE
CONTINUES
PETROGRAD, Oct. 2S.? The
great battle through Russian Po
land and Galicia continues. The
general staff is absolutely con
fident of the result.
GERMANS GET MORE
MEN IN ALSACE
LONDON, Oct. 28.?A dis
patch from Berne to the Times
says the Germans are receiving
large reinforcements in Alsace.
It is stated also, that the
French are making great prep
arations to repulse a proposed
attack on Belfourt.
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* +
+ FRENCH LOSE 40,000. *
+ ?+? +
+ BERLIN, Oct. 28.? SwLs *
+ newspapers report that in the *
* recent battles between Toul and +
+ Verdun the French losses ex- ?>
+ ceed 40,000 men. +
+ +
+ ?? + + ? + + ? + ++ ? + +
AUSTRIANS ARE
JOINING TURK ARMY
ATHENS, Oct. 28.?Eight hundred
and forty Austrian sailors and work
n.en have arrived at Constantinople
to serve ou board the Turkish war
ships in and the forts along the Tur
kish coast.
Germans Give Turks Gold.
LONDON, Oct. 28.?The Athens cor
respondent of the London Exchange
Telegraph learns that J5.000.000 in
German gold has reached Constanti
nople.
RESULTS JUSTIFY
RUSSIAN PLANS
PETROGRAD, Oct. 28.?The War
Oltlco says:
"Scope of the present campaign has
fully justified Russian strategy in the
province of Keil and along the banks
of the Warta the Germans will have
to suffer such slaughter that the Rus
sians can advance in full force on
the banks of the Oder before open
ing of the winter campaign."
VIENNA HOSPITALS
FULL TO LIMIT
ROME, Oct. 28.?Vienna hospitals
are so crowded with wounded that op
erations are being carried ou with
out ether whilo hundreds of suffer
ers are obliged to go unattended.
RUSSIA HAS 3,000,000
MEN ON FIGHTING LINE
PETROGRAD, Oct. 28.?Russia has
now more than 3,000,000 men actual
ly on the fighting line against tho
Germans and Austrians in addition
to the second line and the reserve
centers near the line.
GERMANY AND AUSTRIA
NEED MUCH COTTON
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28?American
Ambassador James W. Gerard has ca
[ bled tho State Department that Ger
many will require 50,000 and Austria
25,000 bales of cotton monthly.
POINCARE ACCEPTS HONOR
FROM SCOTCH UNIVERSITY
BORDEAUX. Oct. 28.? President
Raymond Poincaro has accepted an
invitntlon of the students of tho Glas
gow University to bo their next Lord
Rector. This is tho first time this
honor has been conferred on a for
eign statesman.
PARIS TO BORROW
$24,000,000 FOR RELIEF
NEW YORK. Oct. 28.?A Paris spec
ial says that the Municipal Council
has voted to issue a city loan of $24,
000,000 on account of the suffering
due to the war.
"All of tho nows all the time." ??
BATTLE
SWAYS
TO AND FRO
LONDON, Oct. 28.?The bat
tle is swaying back and forth in
the West Flanders district to
day, where the Allies are strug
gling with all their might to
check the German attempt to
advance on Calais.
GERMANS CLAIM
AN ADVANTAGE
AMSTERDAM, Oct. 28.?The
only news arriving here today
from Berlin is to the effect that ?
the fight for the Yser canal is j
going favorably for the Ger- |
mans.
ITALY ORGANIZES NAVY.
ROME, Italy, Oct. 28.?Six divis
ions of the Italian fleet have been
formed.
ALLIES GET EQUIPMENT
FOR MANY MEN
? *1*?
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.?One Eng- <
lish agent Is in the United States with
orders to buy 100,000 saddles, 100,- ,
000,000 rounds of cartridges, 1,000,000
rifles and 10,000,000 yardb of tent
cloth. An order for 200,000 blue '
blankets was placed Friday by the
French government with a I'hiladel- '
phla house.
AMERICAN MAKING
BULLET FOR ZEPPELINS '
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28. ?Hiram '
Maxim, inventor of the Maxim gun, '
has invented a new incendiary bul- '
let which can bo used in an ordinary '
rifle or machine gun ngalnst Zeppelins '
and other dirigibles. It is said that '
the bullet as soon as it strikes the '
gas bag of one of these balloons sets
It aflre.
ENGLAND WANTS TO
AID BELGIAN SUFFERERS
LONDON, Oct. 28? It is probable 1
that England will ask permission of '
Germany to ship $500,000 worth of !
grain as soon as possible to Belgium
to stop the famine in that country. 1
NOVEL METHOD TO
PREVENT MORE WAR
?+?
AKRON, Ohio. Oct. 28.?A "stork ,
strike" wps today endorsed by 900 ?
delegates to the W. C. T. U. in con- ,
ventlon here, as a means of forcing
the nations of the world to stop war
fare. The' suggestion was offered by
Mrs. Viola Romans, of Columbus.
Among those who spoke in favor
of the plan, Mrs. Ricketts Snell, a
prominent club-woman of Cincinnati,
in an impassioned address declared:
"Women suffer agony to bring chil
dren into the world and the European
war has proved that those children
may be fed to cannon and shrapnel
at any time."
NEW NOTES ARE NOW
BEING MADE READY
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28?Comptrol
ler of currency has ordered printing
of $250,000,000 Federal reserve notes
for use of banks which probably will
be organized and ready for business
by Nov. 15, and will open the next
day. The notes will be in denomina
tions of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.
Designs are all new and represent
all modern Inventions of note and
for the first time the aeroplane will
appear on circulating notes.
MRS. WICKERSHAM
IS IN SEATTLE
SEATTLE, Oct. 24?Mrs. Wicker
sham, wife of James Wickersham,
Alaska Delegate to Congress, recent
ly completed n month's trip about Al
aska, and is staying at the Hotel Lin
coln. She reports that Mr. Wicker
sham has gone to Fairbanks. Mrs.
Wickersham will leave Seattle for
the East in about three weeks, where
sho will join her son, who has been
with the American fleet at Vera Cruz.
?Seattle Post Intelligencer.
"All of the news all the time." ?*
ALLIES
CONTINUE
ADVANCE
? 4* ?
PARIS, Oct. 28. ?The War
Office has announced a continu
ation of the advance of the Al
lies to the north and east of
Ypres.
GERMANS FALL
BACK ON OSTEND
FLUSHING, Holland, Oct. 28.
?The Germans are falling back
from Westende to Ostend, and
are putting the coast from Os
lend to Knocke in a state of de
fense.
barbor entrance.
At Ostend preparations are
being made to place mines in the
GERMAN LOSS IS HEAVY
-?^??
FLUSHING, Holland, Oct. 28.
?The German losses on the
Nieuport and Dixmude line were
lfi,000 killed and 30,000 wound
ed.
Four hundred vehicles with
wounded passed through Ostend.
Five~train loads of artillery
have been taken to Ziebrugge.
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: JOHN JACOB ASTOR *
f WOUNDED IN FRANCE +
> LONDON, Oct. 28?John Ja- *
> cob Astor, son of William Wal- *
?? dorr Astor, member of first life ?
guards, was wounded while ?
fighting for Great Britain In ?>
{? France. ?
j.
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KAISER EXPECTS VICTORY
AT AN EARLY DATE
COPENHAGEN. Oct. 28.?German
newspapers print the remark of the
Kaiser to the effect that victory will
some to the Germans "before leaves
fall from the trees."
3ERMANS TO HAVE
TWO-FOOT CANNON
NEW YORK, Oct. 28?A dispatch
from The Hague states that the Krupp
Works nre making a 60 centimeter or
23%-inch gun weighing 45 tons each.
This is nearly 50 per cent, larger than
any gun previously known.
GREAT BRITAIN HAS
REBELLION ON HANDS
LONDON, Oct. 28.?Gen. Christian
De Wet, who pained fame in the Boer
War, as leader of the Orange Free
State forces, and Gen. Frederick Bey
ers have risen in rebellion against
Great Britain. They have a following
in the Orange Free State and other
sections among the South African
Boers.
SHAW SAYS UNITED
STATES TO LEAD
NEW YORK, Oct. 28.?George Ber
nard Shaw says:
"This war of nations makes the
United States all important. When
peace comes, it will not be arrang
ed by councils sitting around a
drum. Instead there must be a
world conference, with the Presi
dent of the United States in the
chair. To that conference, Eng
land, will, of course, come bleat
ing. ? ? ? But when France
lias lost the eight billions loaned
to Russia, when the Cznr's gov
ernment is bankrupt, when Eng
lish credit Is desperately shak
en and German Industries are
wrecked, the Unitod States ?an push
forward unburdened. Americans
will be the leaders of tomorrow.
For Europe must now breed from
the men of the last reserve."
After hearing Judge Wickersham's
speech in Sewnrd. a smart woman
commented, '.'ust think of a man
talking about himself for two hours
wituout ever changing the subject.
(Valdez Miner.)
BLOODY
BATTLE
CONTINUES
LONDON, Oct. 28.? The
bloody battle in West Flanders
is maintaining its record as the
most terrible of the war. It has
continued all day with unabated
fury. Seven times the Germans
have crossed and recrossed the
Yser, and each time they gain
ed the left bank they found
themselves in a death trap.
The Allies are entrenched be
hind a railroad embankment al
most paralleling the Yser, and
no quarter is being given the
Germans.
German reinforcements con
tinue coming.
The Allies are constantly
strengthening their lines to off
set the increases that are being
made to the German forces.
EIGHT ARMY CORPS
IN YSER BATTLE
LONDON, Oct. 28.?Eight
German army corps have been
thrown into the Yser section un
der field orders from the Em
peror. They have in great part
been driven back across the Yser
canal. They number approxi
mately .300,000 men.
* + *
INDIAN TROOPS GIVE
ACCOUNT OF SELVES
London, Otc. 28.?The Telegraph's
correspondent, describing the first In
stance of the troops from India coming
into action at Labassee, says:
"The Germans had carried the Brit
ish trenches, and the position looked
dangerous. An avalanche of the ene
my poured through, evidently suppos
ing that the way was open to the
coast. They had a rude awakening.
The supports of the British line were
Indian troops who had been thirsting
to prove their quality. It waa a bay
onet affair, and the German's advance
was beaten and broken."
"The Indians ran through them, us
ing the steel bayoneas in their own
worknvjnlike fashion, and thrusting
the foe back where he was exposed
to the left and right Are of the Brit
ish who had awaited their coming.
"Not only did the Indians regain
the lost trenches, but they pursued the
enemy down the hill until the officers
thought It prudent to recall them."
ANTWERP FEAR THAT
FAMINE MAY COME
?if?
AMSTERDAM, Oct. 28.?According
to advices received hero the Germans
are sending great quantities of food
and blankets and other stores from
Antwerp to unknown destinations and
the townspeople fear there will be a
shortage of these articles. The Ger
mans are taking 30 per cent of tho
city tramway receipts.
BRITISH GIVE LIST
OF WAR LOSSES
LONDON, Oct. 28? British losses
in war from Sept. 12 to Oct 8 total
561 oflicers and 12,980 men.
FRENCH MAKING GAINS
IN VOSGES MOUNTAINS
PARIS, Oct. 28.?Although there is
already snow in the Vosges, the
French are continuing their advance,
and already have obtained footholds
in all important passes from which
they were compelled to retire earl
ier.
?*? ?
FRENCH CONTINUE TO
ADVANCE ON METZ
PARIS, Oct. 28.?Tho French are
less than 12 miles from Metz, the
chief German stronghold on the west
ern frontier, and are pressing for
ward.
GERMANS DIG THEIR
TRENCHES WITH PL0W8
?+?
. ROTTERDAM, Oct 28.?The Ger
mans do their trench cutting with
motor plows.

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