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VOL. V., NO. 615. . ~ JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10,1914. PRICE TEN CENTS.
OSTEND AND COAST ARECLEAR London, Nov. 10.?A Reuter's dispatch discloses that not only is Ostend free of Germans but the coast from Dunkirk to Os tend is absolutely clear. The ad vance Belgian patrol arrived at Ostend this morning,, and Bel gian troops are now in the city. FOG HAMPERS AISNE OPERATIONS ?4"? London, Nov. 10.?Heavy fogs are interfering with the opera tion of troops along the River Aisne and other sections of Northern France. Both the Allies and the Ger mans are using the opportunity to increase their forces in the field- Reinforcements arc being placed at strategic positions. FIRST OFF TO THE WAR IS DEAD LONDON*. Nov. 10.?Capt. Von Ar thur-Ward Bruce O'Neill, of the Sec ond Life Guards, heir to Baron O' Neill was killed In action yesterday In France.. O'Neill was a Unionist member of Parliament and the first member to enter the war. London Banker Is Peer. The Kins conferred a peerage upon Walter Clnllffe, governor of the Bank of England, today for services ren dered In the financial crisis preceding and following Jho war. ? BRITAIN HAS 350,000 MEN ON FIRING LINE PARIS. Nov. 10.?It is now esti mated that the British have 350.000 men on the firing line. France Is also preparing to put more men in the fletd. A Geneva dispatch to the Temps says that Germany has called up the 1914 reservists, ranging from 17 to 45 years old, and numbering at least 480.000. ANTWERP ASSESSED $10,000,000 WAR TAX AMSTERDAM, Nov. 10.?The Ger mans have assessed a war tax of $10. 000.000 asainst Antwerp. GERMANS MAKING BELGIUM GERMAN A>fSTERDAM, Nov. 10.?Tho clocks jn Bruges, Belgium, have been set to * German time. A number of articles, among them tobacco, which had been admitted to Belgium, duty free, are now being taxed by the Germans. , , , GERMANY PREPARING FOR SEIGE OF SELFORT AMSTERDAM, Nov. 10.?On the ^Krupp's artillery ranges, tests are be-J ing made of new 20.5 Inch mortars, having a range of 24 miles. They are intended for use against BelforL ADMIRAL JOHN FISHER SUCCEEDS PRINCE LOUIS LONDON. Nov. 10.?Baron John Ar- j buthnot Fisher, admiral of tho fleet.] has been appointed first sea lord of; the admiralty to succeed Priuce Louis J of Battenbcrg, who resigned because' of newspaper criticism. Baron Fisher, f who is 73. was first sea lord of the! admiralty from 1904 to 1910. He en-! tercd the navy in 1S54. He was made a rear admiral in 1S90. JOFFRE NIBBLING AT GERMAN FORCES PARIS. Nov. 10.?To a group of politicians who had endeavored to learn his stragetical plans General - Joffro merely remarked: "For the moment I am just nibbling at the Germans." THE WEATHER TODAY. Maximum?43. Minimum?32. Rainfall--.05 inch. Partly cloudy. AMERICANS j FEEDING BELGIANS LONDON, Nov. 10.?The food sit uation In Belgium is beginning to Im prove. The American commission ! which has but recently taken charge i of the matter has supplies under way ; to the remote sections of the country, and in a short time there will bo need : for none to go hungry. The German authorities havo an nounced a willingness to assist In feeding the starving people of Brus sels. and they are now distributing ; some supplies among the population, i Americans are active in the distri bution of supplies at Antwerp and to the towns that can be reached from that place. The American commission has men at Rotterdam from where food sup plies are being disributcd. Americans at Football Game Help Belgians. CAMBRIDGE, Mass.. Nov. 10?A vol untary collection taken up at the Har vard-Princoton football gamo Satur day resulted in securing a bushel and a half of money. It was mostly in silver, but there were many bills among the contributions. WELSH AND WHITE FIGHT TO A DRAW MILWAUKEE. Nov. 10.?Before 10. 000 flght fans Freddie* Welsh,, light weight champion, got only a draw hero .last night with Charley White. The decision was reached by the sporting writers of tho city. GERMANY BUILDING NEW TYPE OF VESSEL ??fr? ROTTERDAM, Nov. 10.?It is re ported from Hamburg that tho Gor i mans are building a new steel shTp | which will be half submarino and half , torpedo boat destroyer. The vessel \ \ will be heavily armored, and will have , a prow which she can ram hostile vessels with. FORMER MINT DIRETCOR TO BECOME EDITOR ? - WASHINGTON'. Nov. 10.?It is re ported on good authority that George E. Roberts, former director of the mint Recently resigned, will become editor of a financial paper published by the National Ctiy Bank of New York. His salary it was said will be $10,000 a year. This publication, now issued monthly, will bo made a semi-monthly and will be broadened under the bank's plan to enter the South American trade. DANES CHEER ARRIVAL OF AMERCIAN STEAMER - - * ?*? LONDON, Nov. 10.? A dispatch from Copenhagen says that the Amer I lean oil tank steamer John D. Rocke feller was cheered on her arrival here by a large crowd, this being the first time In threj* years that a mercantile ship flying tfce?American flag had put into that port. AMERICAN FOODSTUFFS EXPORTS GROWING FAST NEW YORK. Nov. 10.?Exports ol wheat, including four for last week, according to Bradetreet's are 7,004,000 bushels, against 6.136.000 last week and 4,108,000 a "year ago. 'Exports sfnee July 1 were 122,529,000 compared with 97,709,000 in the samo poriod last year, including both the United Sfates and Canadian exports. Ex ports of corn since July I were 1, 938,000, against 957,000 one year ago. 4 O TRAINMEN ARE RESTRAINED FROM DECLARING STRIKE ST. LOUIS, Nov. 10.?A peremptory injunction, issued by the Circuit Court here yesterday enjoined throo officials of the Brotherhood of Railroad Train men from declaring a strike on the 1 SL Louis-Southwestern railroad. The trainmen say the action of the Court ; is unconstitutional. ? ? ? FRENCH WANT TO BUY AMERICAN WIRE BOSTON, Nov. 10.?Tho French gov ernment is to be in tho market for j 1700 miles of copper wire. BRYAN SEES FINE VICTORY WASHINGTON. Nov. 10? Secretary of Stato William J. Bryan today Is sued the following statement witn ref erence to the recent election: "Tho Congressional election Just ovor cannot be construed otherwise than as a strong endorsement of the poli cies of President Woodrow Wilson. "Powerful causes operating against the President were the beneficiaries of the discarded high tariff who, by way of resontraont, were seeking toi make tho new tariff obnoxious, tho disturbed business conditions occas ioned by the war in Europe, and, In some instances the return of moro Progressives to tho Republican party than came to tho Democratic party." Mr. Bryan pointed out that In spite of these conditions the Democrats re elected every ono of their candidates for United States Senator and gained three from tho Republicans Increasing a majority of 10 to one of 16, nnd that they had retainod tho Houso of Representatives by moro than tho av erage majority that has been accorded the party In power In off-year elec tions for more than a half-century. Democratic Control Is Main Thing. WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.?President Woodrow Wilson, commenting upon tbo recent election, today said: "The Democrats are still in control of the government. That ia the. main tact to be seen in the results. ?"I am more interested in action than in talk. I hope my best com ment in connection with tho election will be concerning the actions of tho administration of tho next two years." SEATTLE BUSINESS MAN IS DEAD SEATTLE, Nov. 10. ? Julius Born stein, founder of tho crockery house af J. Bornstein & Sons, pioneer busi nessman and capitalist, died sudden ly last night. Bornstein caiuo to Seattlo in the 80s. and settled in business hore when Se attlo was a village. Ho rocontly cel ebrated his seventieth birthday. Julius Bornstein Is the fathor of Sam Bornstein, who for many years has been traveling representative of his father's wholesale house In Alaska. BRYAN o.fl .... JUDGE GODWIN DIES. SEATTLE. Nov. 10.?Judge Melvln M. Godwin, formerly superior Judge in Spokane, and for many years promi nent in Democratic politics in Wash ington, died hero last night. Judge Godwin was a pioneer of the North west ON THE JEFFERSON. SEATTLE, Nov. 10.?Tho Jefferson sailed for the North Monday in place Df the Dolphin, which has been taken off the run for the season. Juneau pas sengers are L. L. Schrimp, H. R. Sie bc, George Lodge,Edw. Forsgron, Miss Gertrude Held, Mrs. G. L. Gilbert, Haz el Watson; for Douglas?Martin L. Larson. Pedro Lijanich, wife and two children. ARMOURS BUY PACKING PLANT IN PITTSBURGH ?*? CHICAGO Nov 10.?It is reported that the Armour intorosts have se cured control of the Pittsburgh stock yards and packing plant in which tho Pennsylvania railroad is largely in terested. CHILDREN DISCIPLINED E. H. HARRIMAN NEW YORK, Nov. 10.?Mrs. E. H. Harriman,. in a talk at the Teachers' Conference at Goshen, New York, said her basband once said that he never knew the meaning of discipline, in a sense of being under discipline him self until ho learned it from his clill LONDON BROKERS WAITING FOR ALLIES' SUCCESS NEW YORK, Nov. 10.?A London special says tho Stock Exchange at that place can hardly be expected to open, evon partially, before thoro have been some real success by tho Allied troops. MEXICO HAS TWO RULERS *!? ? -2- ??? v v v -h ?!' 4- ?> 4- v -I- -P ?f ?:< ? CARRANZA WILL * ? BE GOOD BOY v '? WASHINGTON, Nov. 19.?A * ? dispatch from Cordoba to the * + Constitutionalist agency hero, ? ? received tonight, says Car- ? ? ranza has agreed to rccog- * & nlzc tho actions of tho. Agitas ? ? Callcntos convontion. ?> ,j. 4, 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. 4. AGUAS CALIENTES, Mexico, Nov. 10.?Gcnoral Gutierrez today issued a proclamation declaring himself "chief oxecutlvo officer of tho Moxlcan army and provisional president of tho re public." Ho nnnounccd he would Im mediately name his cabinet. Simultaneously Vonustiano Carran ssa Issued a proclamation at Cordoba, placing himself at tho head of tho gov ernment Bank Is Sacked. VERA CRUZ, Nov. 10.?A private telegram received today says tho Na tional Bank of Mexico City was sacked Into last night by a mob headed by constitutionalists. SHORT WEIGHT SCALES COST GOTHAM $10,000,000 NEW YORK, No^: 10.?Coruollus A. Sturla, chief of the mechanical divis ion of the New York Bureau of Weight and Measure, estimates that the peo ple of Now York City lose $10,000,000 a year because of the short-weight scales. DUTCH TOWN FEEDS 100,000 BELGIAN REFUGEES ROTTERDAM, Nov. 10.?The Dutch have done remarkablo work in Roos ondtial in aiding Belgian refugees. They have fed 100,000 daily, although the town itself has ouly 17,000 Inhabi tants. GUNS PROVE SHORT LIFE TO BE FICTION PARIS, Nov. 10.?Two Belgian bat teries on Yser firdd S000 rounds, and it is estimated that each gun fired 1,000 shells sinco the boglnning of the war, and yet is in good shape. Tho Germans on Yser have fired in a single day as many as 10,000 shells. DUKE ERNST OF BRUNSWICK WOUNDED PARIS, Nov. 10.?Unofficial roports say Duke Ernst of Brunswick has been sorlously wounded in the fighting in the Argonnc forest. ?*? A A A A A A A A A A A A ?% A A Ijfp? >)> ? RAILROAD ENGINEERS * ? TO PREPARE REPORT ? ? WASHINGTON, Nov. 10. ? ? 4- The report of the AlaBka rail- ? ? road engineering commission * on the surveys made of differ- + + cnt routes during the summer + 4- will bo prepare In this city nc- ? ? cording to an announcement * ? made by Secretary of the Inter- ? ? lor Franklin K. Lane. ? Mr. Lano said tho commis- ?> ? slon will meet at Waahlngton 4? ? Nov. 20, and that tholr report 4* ? will bo roady for submission ?>! to the President In the early ?> <? winter, possibly In January. .*1 ? 4? 4? 4- ?> 4* 4? ? 4* 4* ? 4? 41 4? 4* GOV. AND MRS. STRONG ARRIVE AT SEATTLE SEATTLE. Nov. 10.?Gov nnd Mrs. -J. F. A. Strong arrived in Seattle to They will go from hero to Portland, thoace to California. CUNARD NOV. SAILINGS FROM BOSTON CANCELLED BOSTON, Nov. 10.?Cunard sailings from Boston for November havo been abandoned, and'the next departure from this port Is scheduled for Decem ber J, when the Ansonia will sail for Liverpool. Tho last steamer of tho lino will leave here was the Laconla, on October 13. GERMANS WIN BATTLE ONWARTHE Berlin, Nov. 10a?Simultane ously with their operation* against the main German armj under Gen. von Hindenberg on the line of the River Warthe the Russians attempted to break in to East Prussia by the olff route south of Wirbalen, but were met at the frontier by Gen. von Mor gens' army. After heavy fight ing the Russians were driven back across the frontier into their own country. GERMANS PREPARE FOR WINTER WAR LONDON, Nov. 10.?According to a Berlin telegram Germany Is making enormous preparations for a winter campaign with tents and sleighs and fur outfits for an entire army. WILL FIGHT IT TO THE BITTER END NEW YORK, Nov, 10.?Richard Whittig, head of the National Bank of Germany and & leading German financier says in the New York Sun: "It is a fight hotweon England and Germany to tho bitter end ?to the last'-Gerinau if need be. It is a war of annihilation between these two countries and nations. England has wanted it, so let it be. We want no quarter from England; we shall give none. Wo Bhall never ask England for mer cy; wo shall extend no mercy to her." GERMANS SEE MANY PLEASING INDICATIONS BERLIN, (wireless via Sayville.), Nov, 10.?Tho following is given out as official information: "Herr Homborgo, former coun sellor of tho German embassy at Tokin, says Japan's aim is to free ABia from American .Influences and to subdue China, so that Ja pan's influence will bo Bupromc. "It is belioved here that tho Boer revolt In South Africa mny assume largo proportions, no Gen. Do Wet and Gen. Beyers are high ly respected leaders. "Tho Gorman War Material Co., Ltd., states that German stocks of coppor are sufficient even for a long tlmo. "An Irish worker declares that tho participation of the Irish in tho war on the sido of England would not be to the interests of. Ireland. "It is believed hore that the Turkish navy is now under tho control of German officers." DEFENDS MASS FORMATION METHOD OF ATTACK V"? CHICAGO. Nov. 10.?A Chicago man who fought In tho Boor war says the Kaiser's Idea of mass formation ! breeding confidcnco is correct. Ho says it is absurd to think that mass formation brings protection. It can not, but in open order a man feels fearfully lonesome during a creeping attack. GERMAN CHILDREN HAVE NEW WORDS FOR SONG ?*? The Berlin Lokal Anzolgor says that the little children in Borlin are sing ing new words to the nursery song "A bird Comes Flying," which liter ately translated are as follows: "If it were raining Frenchmen's blood and snowing Russian heads Wo would pray thc dcar Lord that the weather should never change." ?(Boston News Bureau.) ENGLAND TO BORROW $500,000,000 MORE LONDON, Nov. 10.?When tho Brit ish Parliament reassembles tomorrow Premier Asqulth will move a vote for another $500,000,000 on account of the war. A similar amount was voted In August, of which $350,000,000 la already gone. Empire ads work all the time. RUSSIANS ARMIES ARE : ALL ACTION Pelrograd, Nov. 10.?Reports . from the front bring accounts of r fighting at nearly every portion , of the East and near where the , troops are in the field. Fighting continues in Caucasus , and Armenia where the Russian successes are still under way. From Vienna and Nish comes dispatches telling of the re sumption of activities along the River Danube and the Drina. .. HUSSIAN OPERATIONS RIVAL NAPOLEON'S ?*? Petrograd, Nov. 10?The Rus sian maneuvers in Galicia, Rus sian Poland and northward and westward into East Prussia, when the number of men en gaged is considered, have eclipsed anything witnessed in warfare since Napoleon's time. For two weeks, without inter mission or delay, the forward movement of the largest army that ever co-operated in a single or combined movement advanced at the rate of 14 miles a day. In that time the Russian advance was, all told, about-200 miles. RUSSIANS BOMBARD BOSPHORUS STRAIT London, Nov. 10.?Dispatches from Athens report the bom bardment of the straits of Bos phorus by a squadron of Rus sian cruisers, including the Rag ul, Pamiat and Merkooria. Sev-. eral Turkish merchant vessels WA1*A cnnlf TURKS ATTACK POTI. Advices from Constantinople give only meagre details of' the bombardment of Po'ci, an import ant Caucasian harbor, by the main Turkish fleet. RUSSIAN RETAKE BUKOVINA'S CAPITAL PETROGRAD, Nov. 10.?Tho official announcement is made that Czcrno v/itz, capital of Bukovlna, has been re-captured by the Russians. It was evacuated when they sent troops to reinforce tho army of Gen. Broussiloff in Galacla. Czernowkz was then reoccupicd by tho Austrlans, but reservist troops from the Russiau frontier attacked them when they moved cast from Czernowltz to Bajan, and inflicted a sharp defeat In their retreat the Austrians attempted to make a stand at Czernowltz, but wore driven out J in hand-to-hand fighting. RUSSIAN FLEET SLIGHTLY STRONGER THAN TURKEYS' PETROGRAD, Nov. 10.?Tho Black Sea strength of the Russians is: Dreadnoughts, three; battleships five;' cruisers, four; gunboats one; destroy '?rH, 27; submarines, 10; mono layers, one. .Turkey's fleet, in addition to the cruisers Cocbcn and Breslau, consists of drcadnaught battleships, three; coast defense battleships, one; torpedo gunboats, three; submarines, 16; one mine layer. RUSSIA TO HAVE POLISH ARMY CORPS LONDON. Nov. 10.?A Polish army corps is being formed in Russian Po land by direct orders of the Emperor of Russia says a Petrograd dispatch to tho Star, being raised by voluntary enlistment and it will bo officered by Polish officer*. ..wen to the generals commanding. POPE WAITS FOR BATTLE TO MOVE FOR PEACE ?*? ROME, Nov. 10.?The forthcoming papal encyclical on peace is now ready but will not be transmitted until a ' decisivo battle lias been fought. CRUISER EMDEN DESTROYED ; -*?" London, Nov. 10.?The Aus tralian cruiser Sydney, unaid ed, drove the German cruiser Emden, called the "scourge of the sea," ashore and destroyed her off the Island of Coco, Bay | of Bengal. The Emden was sighted Monday morning. The Sydney poured a terrific rain of shells into the cruiser. The Emden soon caught fire and struck her colors. She was beached forthwith. EMDEN CUTS CABLES. London, Nov. 10.?Just pre vious to her engagement with the Austrailian cruiser Sydney in which she met her iate the Ger man cruise;? Emdcn cut the Brit ish cable connecting the Cocos Islands with the outside world. LONDON REGRETS LOSS OF CAPTAIN'S LIFE $ London, Nov. 10. ? The Eve ning News says: "To the British Nation there is one regret in connection with the destruction of the Emdcn, and that is the possibility of the loss of the iraptain's life. He was a brave arid courteous gentle man." ANOTHER GERMAN OUT OF DANGER London, Nov. 10.?The Ger man cruiser Koenigsberg, which recently disabled the British cruiser Pegasus, is bottled up in the harbor of Mafia Island, So Africa. JAPANESE OCCUPY TSINGTAU TODAY London, Nov. 10.?The unconditional delivery by Germany of fallen Tslng tau to the Japanese, the beaching of the cruiser Einden, colled the "scourge of British commerce," the sinking of Turkish merciantmen In Southern wa ters and the news that the bloody bat tlefields near Dunkirk had been entire ly freed of Teuton coldlere constituted the striking features of the early news, bulletins on the war today. A dispatch from Toklo says Tslng tau garrison v/as officially surrendered to the Japarese at 10 o'clock this morning. JAPANESE BATTLESHIP QUITS LONG VIGIL Honolulu, Nov. 10.?As soon as she was advised that the United States had demanded the surrender of tho German cruiser Gelcr and that the latter had been turned over to the Americans, dismantled and Interned until the end of the war, the Japanese battleship Hlmir put Into Honolulu and secured coal and provisions. The Hlmir had laid In wait off Honolulu for the Geler for several weeks. RUSSIANS. LOST 85 WITH CRUISER PETUOGIUD, Nov. 10.?Tho Admir alty announces that the Cruisor Jcm tchug. was sunk by the Em den at 5 a. in.. Oct. 2>, in the harbor of Pen atig. Of the crow, 85 perished and of 250 rescued, 112 were wounded. Bo cause the Endon was disguised with a fourth funnel the patrol boats mis took her 'or a vessel of the Allies' fleet The Erjdsi approached the Jom tchug at full speed and opened firo with a torpedo which exploded In tho Jemtchug'a how. The latter returned the fire and tho Emden fired a sec ond torpedo which sunk tho Jemtchng. MILWAUKEE NEWSPAPER OWNER DIES IN ACCIDENT MILWAUKEE, Wis., Nov. 10.?Lloyd T. Boyd, owner of tho Milwaukee Jour nal, was killed Sunday In an automo bile accldont. /