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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.
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