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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
"J ? ? 1 VOL. VI., NO. 678. JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, SEPT. 27, 1915. PRICE TEN CENTS. ? f TERRY AND BRIDE ARE AT ERONT| That Std D. Terry, former commis sariat at the Perseverance mine, and Miss Elsie Cowley, a popular Juneau nurse are married and on their way to the European battlefields, one for service in the British army and the other for duty in the Red Cross camps behind the trenches, is the re port which was circulated here today by friends of the couple, who have just returned from the States. Terry was an officer in the English army during the Boer war. and is a personal friend of Earl Kitchener, the man behind the British military move ments at the present time. It is said by Mr. Terry's closest friends that he wrote Lord Kitchener several months ago from Juneau, volunteering his services to England if his commis-j sion as an officer were restored. The reply Is said to have been favorable. While he was awaiting his reply; from London. Mr. Terry was engaged [ in another conquest here?for the! hand and heart of Miss Cowley. He; was taken ill while at work several i months ago and entered St. Ann's hos pital tor an operation. Miss Cowley, a dietician at the institution, was one of the nurses detailed on the case. Mr.; Terry's wound healed very slowly? but?who cared.? Finally he left the hospital, and resigned his position | when he received the word from ? the j English war lord, for which he had been watting. Simultaneously Miss ; Cowley ressigned her position at the hospital. Without letting their friends in on the secret, they left for Vancou ver. B. C.. one bright morning, on a Canadian steamer. Their friends say they were married in British Colum bia. soon after their arrival. A friend close to Mr. Terry told The Empire last night that "Captain Terry, if you please." was at the front, in command of English lancers, and that his bride was not far from him. administering to the wounded soldiers. The bride came to Juneau over a year ago. She is London born, and has been in various British colonies ever since she was graduated from nursing school in the English capital. Mr. Terry has made his home in Ju neau tor the past four years. RUMOR SAYS P. C. TO SELL COAST FLEET SEATTLE. Sept. 27. ? There are persistent rumors afloat here and in San Francisco that the New York Cuba Mail Steamship Company is ne gotiating for the purchase of the Se attle-San Francisco fleet of the Pa cific Coast Steamship Co.. namely the Congress, the President, the Gov ernor. the City of Puebla. and the Umatilla. These boats are at present engaged in passenger traffic between Seattle and San Francisco and San Diego, ?he Umatilla and the City of Pueba oeing among the pioneers in the Pa-: ciflc Coast passenger service. Officials of the Pacific Coast Co. are silent on the rumor and this has led to the belief that the negotiations are under way. ? THIRTY PASSENGERS ON THE DOLPHIN The Alaska Steamship Company's "Dolphin", in command of Captain Jock Livingstone, reached port from Seattle Saturday evening, with a heavy mail, a large cargo of local freight, including fresh vegetables for the various markets. The Dolphin had over thirty pas sengers for Juneau, among whom were Robert Fordney. L. B. .Marfield, E. L.; Lanen. E. V. Daveler, Mr. and Mrs. R.! Wakelin. T M West. Miss A. B. Cole man. A. P. Cole. T. C. Hallum. W. A. j Hesse. C. Laugrine, J W. Moriarty.' Nellie M. Jones. O. Wilson. A. Jacob- ?< son. Mrs. S. H. Unger. Harley J. Tur-, ner, James F. Hurley, H. V. Why-; born. L W. Milev. H M. Cole. J. Ny-j strom. Mr. and Mrs. A. Elliott. Mrs. j M. A. Stone. A E Harris. Mrs. E. Olson ? and child. Sara Fleming and child and i Mrs. E. T. Rodenberg and two chll-! dren. Outgooing Passengers. Among the outgoing passengers. I when the Dolphin sailed for Seattle, this morning were Sim Freiman. who goes to purchase new stock for the i Juneau Hardware Store: J. EL Moul-i ton. Dan Kennedy, R. J. Devine and i Henry Johnson for Seattle. J. J. Me herin for Ketchikan, and W. F. Pend ergast for Petersburg. j * + + + * + + + ? + + + + + * * + + WEATHER REPORT + + Sunday + + Maximum?56. + + Minimum?34. 4 * Cloudy: rain?.59 in. + + + + Monday + ? Maximum?52. + + Minimum?33. + * Cloudy; rain?.04 in. + ? ???????* + + + ???? + ? GILL TO ENFORCE DRY LAW SEATTLE, Sept. 27.?"I can and will make this prohibition law abso lutely effective in Seattle for the first two months after the first of the year, when the law becomes operative, be cause my term will last that long. My successor, whoever shall be elected, can enforce it after March if he wants to. of that I am certain." Thus Mayor Hiram C. Gill gave as surance that ho intends to see the prohibition law become a stern re ality. Seattlo liquor men are about ready to give up the fight against the result of the election in November last year, which voted the State dry. 7 f COL JACKLING BOUND NORTH SEATTLE. Sept. 27. ? Col. and Mrs. D. C. .Tackling, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. MacNeill. , of New York, expect to sail to j night for Juneau, on the yacht Cyprus, for an Inspection of the Alaska Gostineau mines. Mac j Nelll is president of the Utah Copper Co., and, like Col. Jack ling. is largely Interested in the J Gastineau. + + COL. JACKLING AND OTHER ENGINEERS TO PROBE ACCIOENT ? . NEW YORK, Sept. 27.?Col. D. C. Jackling of Salt Lake, a mining en gineer of note, Edmund S. Davis, chief engineer of the Boston subways and Henry H. Quimby, chief engineer of the Philadelphia subways today were named by the public sendee commis sion. to determine the cause of the two subway accidents here Friday and Saturday. Colonel Jackllng is in Se attle at the present time. LIBERTY BELL TO LEAVE FAIR ON NOVEMBER 11 PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 27.? The complete itinerary of the return trip of the Liberty Bell from the Panama Pacific Exposition at San Francisco has been announced. The bell will leave San Francisco November 11. Stops will be made at Fresno. Dinuba, Porerville and Bak ersfleld, Cal., the same day. The bell will arrive at the Panama-California Exposition, San Diego. November 12, where it will remain until midnight November 14. A seven-hour stop will be made in Los Angeles November 15. and a short stop at Yuma, Ariz., at night. The remainder of the itinerary where stops will be made is as fol lows: November 16?Maricopa, Tuscon. Wilcox and Bowie, Ari/,.,; Deming, N. M.; El Paso and Alpine, Tex. November 17?San Antonio, Austin, Georgetown. Temple and Waco, Tex. November IS?Denison, Fort Worth. Arlington. Dallas, Corsicana and Hous ion, i ex. November ID?Beaumont. Tex. Lake . Charles, Jennings. Crowley, Lafayette, New Iberta, Morgan City and New; Orleans, La.; Brookhaven and Jack son. Miss. November 20? Memphis, Tenn.; Fulton and Paducah, Ky.; Cairo, Car bondale and Murphysboro. 111. November 21?St. Loais; East St. Louis; Terra Haute, Brazil and In dianapolis. Ind. November 22?Louisville, Ky.; Cin cinnati. Hamilton. Dayton, Xenia, and , Columbus. 0. November 23?Cleveland, Bavenna, Niles and Youngstown, 0.; Pittsburgh, Pa. November 24?Philadelphia. 0 ? -? WIFE OF ABERDEEN MERCHANT IS KILLED ABERDEEN, Wash.. Sept. 27. ? Mrs. Brumbaugh, wife of Ira C. Brum baugh, a prominent local business man. was^killed near here in an auto mobile accident yesterday. MASTERS OUST THE TANGO ATLANTIC CITY. Sept. 27.? The tango has been eliminated and next season's standard dances will consist| of the fox trot, one-step and canter; waltz, according to an edict by the Philadelphia Dancing Masters' As sociation. ? ? ? J. K. HARDIE DIES. LONDON. Sept. 27. ? James Kelr Hardie. a member of Parliament, died today at Glasgow, of pneumonia. VESSELS TIED UP. PANAMA Sept. 27?Forty-three ves sels are tied up in the canal, owing to a slide last week. W. B. Stout, a Haines lawyer, is at the Occidental. Edward Norton, representing the Pacific States Electric Co., is a busi ness visitor in the city. GERMANS CAUGHT BY STUPENDOUS ANGLO-FRENCH OFFENSIVE AND LOSE TRENCHES AND 70,000 MEN LONDON, Sept 27.?-The new offensive of the Allies has resulted In the infliction of severe losses on the Germans, the estlamtes being about 50,000 men killed, wounded or missing. This, with 20,000 prisoners taken, makes a total Ger man loss of 70,000 men, in two days, including 500 officers. LONDON, Sept. 7.?Germany's battle-line In France, invulnerable for nearly a year, today has been smashed into a dozen pieces by the English and French. The Allies have won one of the greatest victories of the war and all Western Europe is rejoicing. Berlin admitted "a severe reverse," in an official communication late today, which said, in part: "We have met with a severe repulse near Loos, and Northwest of Lens, one of our division suffering considerable casual ties and loss of materials." The evacuation of an ad vanced German position north of Perethes, between Reims and the Argonne forest, also was admitted by the Berlin war office in a later official communication. FIFTEEN MILE FRONT SHATTERED. Tho earliest report of the victory came from Paris. It said: "On the western front the British and French have captured within 43 hours more than twenty thous and unwounded prisoners. Twelve thousand German soldiers were taken Saturday by the French' in a ter rific battle in the Champagne district. The French troops smashed the German lines along a front of fif teen miles and penetrated the Teuton trench districts for a distance of three miles in several places. Stubborn fighting Is still going on In the Champagn section." The communication was officially Issued. "FIVE MILES OF TRENCHES." I no omisn totccs assumed inc offensive in nunncin France Saturday, and, aided by Canadians and other Territorials, combined with a gigantic French lunge that captured five miles of German trenches south of the LaBassee canal and east of Vermelles, according to the report filed in London today by Sir John French, com manding the French-British forces. "In som einstances," the report said, "the British troops penetrated the Ger man positions a distance of 4,000 yards." FRENCH STILL ADVANCING. Late today a second French war statement was issued at Paris, as follows: "In Artois, the Arras-Lille high way has been passed, the French forces advancing step by step. In the face of furious German counter attacks we are maintaining all positions captured, including those cast of Souchez. In the Campagne district fighting con tinues furiously ail along the whole front. We have cap tured new German posfitions here, notably at Thoubli cot, north of Waques farm. Some positions previously captured by us were re-taken by the Germans at a fear ful cost, and then again occupied by the French. Three hundred German officers were captured in the Cham pagne district and about thirty thousand Infantrymen of the enemy, all told. The engagements between the Meuse, Moselle and Lorraine are confind to cannon ading. In th Vosges violent storms have temporarily suspended operations." PARIS IS WAR MAD. According to newspaper dispatches, Paris today is one vast camp of war-mad, cheering, rejoicing humanity, in celebration of the notable successes achieved by the Allies, from the sea to Verdun. Great crowds marched through the principal thoroughfares singing the Marseil laise and sending cheer after cheer. In the theatres time after time the performances were stopped to afford the audiences an opportunity to cheer the French and British arms. "Train loads of German prisoners are arriving at con centration camps here," the latest commique chroni cled, and announcements of new successes added to the French capital's Joy. GERMAN WOUNDED IN ENDLESS PROCESSION ARE BROUGHT TO REAR ROTTERDAM, Sept. 27.?Along the whole front In Flanders and beyond, heavy lighting Is in progress. The roar of cannon is heard ceaselessly at a point well inside the Zeeland frontier. Endless processions of German wounded aro pouring into the towns and villages of Bel gium. In Bruges, Ghent, Roulers and scores of small er places every hospital is full of wounded, and schools and convents aro being filled with white hospital cots. Retreat Is Now Indicated. Whatever may bo tho Una! issue, events already show the Germans to have suffered a terrific defeat. While oven the news from this side indicates this, on the Bel gian and Dutch frontiers persistent reports are being circulated that tho French and British have achieved great successes, are steadily pushing forward, and that the movements behind the German lines are pointing to a retreat, although not general as yet. Reserves Rushed Into Gaps. German losses from the prolonged and concentrated flro of the allied artillery are already mounting into enormous figures. Every availablo German soldier in Belgium is being flung into tho defonso. Troops just arrived here are being rushed into tho firing lino be foro they have had an hour's rest while villages and even frontier posts are being often denuded of guards. The latter are for the most part elderly Landsturmers, who so far have in vain endeavored to meet the great on slaught of the Allies. BERLIN CLAIMS ATTACK IS BROUGHT TO STANDSTILL BERLIN, Sept. 27?Late today the war office an nounced the new allied offensive movement had been brought to a standstill near Lille, by flerco German coun ter attacks and that the British attack In other sections has been broken down with heavy lossos to the attacking forces. WHILE LAND DRIVE PROGRESSES, BRITISH WARSHIPS BOMBARD COAST; ONE IS DESTROYED LONDON, Sept. 27.?While the British and French ar mies were taking several large nibbles out of the Ger man lines between Verdun and the Belgian coast, cap turing trenches along a 20-mile front, British warships and Belgian batteries bombarded German positions on the coast between Zeebrugge and Nieuport. Berlin claims the sinking of one British warship. The announcement fro mthe German capital said: "One British warship was sunk and two were damaged by Gorman batteries during the bombardment of Zeebrugge today. The British ships are still pounding our defenses thcae. A dispatch from Marseilles today says: "The British steamer Natal, used as a transport, was shelled and sunk by a German submarine, ailed by a Zeppelin, south of the Island of Crete. The crew was landed at Pira eus." INTERN ENGLAND'S ENEMIES. LONDON, Sept. 27.?Every male German, Turk and Austrian of military age in London, who has not been granted exemption will be requested to surrender to the police. Austrians less than 51 years of age and Germans less than 55 will be interned. WILSON WILL CHANGE TARIFF? ?4? CHICAGO, Sept. 27?The Tribune today printed an article telegraphed by its special correspondent at Wash ington, in which it is claimed that President Wilson has decided to pro pose the revision of the existing Dem ocratic tariff law, passed by the 64th Congress. The Tribune correspondent says he learned this "upon the highest au thority." MUNITIONS FOR CARRANZA ARE UNDELIVERED LAREDO, Tex.. Sept. 27.?Customs; officials here today held up a million' rounds of cartridges and a large num-i ber of army rifles destined for use by General Carranza's forces, on orders from Washington. SUBMARINES FOR ALLIES BUILDING AT VANCOUVER, B. C. SEATTLE, Sept. 27.?It now de velops that five submarines aro build ing at Vancouver, B. C., for delivery to the Allies by February, 1916. New York, Seattle and San Francisco con cerns have the contract. BUNNELL TO FORM NEW MINING DISTRICT FAIRBANKS. Sept. 27.? United States Judge C. E. Bunnell Saturday announced his intention of forming a new recording district in the Tolo vana, which would combine portions of the Rampart, Circle, Hot Springs and Fairbanks mining districts. SIX PIONEERS ASK BOARD FOR PENSION In the last mail the board of trustees of the Alaska pioneers' home received applications for allowances under the law passed by the last legislature from the following named men: Rob ert M. Becker 81. of Skagway; John Solen 75, of Fairbanks; and Joseph Nors 71, Fred Seger 71, Thos. Hill 66, and Frank V. Lamb 65, all of Nome. DR. DUMBA | IS OUSTED WASHINGTON. Sept. 27.?Austria today officially notified U. S. Ambas sador Penfleld at Vienna that it would immediately recall Dr. Dumba, minis ter to the United States. The an nouncement was received here with satisfaction. "Tho Austro-Hungarian government, according to a telegram from Vienna, has in reply to the American note of August 12, relative to tho manufac ture of allied ammunition in the Unit ed States reiterated its protest," was the way a newspaper dispatch from Amsterdam today road. HAYTIENS KILLED BY U. S. TROOPS CAPE HAYTIEN. Sept. 27.?In an attack by Haytien rebels on an Am erican force two miles from Capo Haytien, 50 Haitiens wero killed and ten Americans wounded. The rebels have refused to disarm and tho Amer icans ure marching on their entrench ments. Later?One American was killed. He is Sgt. John Plattens. ABE RUEF WILL BE HOME TO SEE THE EXPOSITION SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 27.? Abe Ruef, noted political boss, who was paroled on condition that he would i not return to San Francisco for a per iod of three months Is now living In Mendocino county. He will bo allow ed to enter San Francisco on Novem j ber 21 and will be in time to see the j | Exposition. *"* | Ruef served a little more than four years and six months of a 14-year term to which ho was sentenced. Counting time taken off for good be havior, however, he has served sev en years, half of his terra. Empire want ads. get results EIGHTY ARE MURDERED ?+? SAN DIEGO, Sept. 27. ? Eighty passengers on a Southern Pacific Mexican train were thrown into a car containing hay and the car was set on fire by a band of Yaqui Indian de serters near Torres, Sonora, accord ing to wireless advices today from Hermosillo. TWO ARE KILLED. ONEONTA, N. Y., Sept. 27.?Wiilard B. Huntington and his brother Henry E. Huntington, nephews of Collis P. Huntington, were killed today in an auto accident. ? ? ? CLOTHIER SUICIDES. SEATTLE, Sept. 27.?John Lindh, a clothier, committed suicide hero to day. THREE STEAMERS TO SAIL. SEATTLE, Sept. .7.?The Admiral Farragut, the Spokane, and the Jeff erson sail north tonight with capacity cargoes and about 900 passengers. Juneau passengers are as follows: On the Farragut?Mrs. D. Nichols. On tho Spokane?Capt. S. J. Hooper, W. L. Rernick, C. Retlly, J. Lippert, Conrad Lippert, Sam Newstadt. G. H. Baker, C. H. Sinclair, Elizabeth Kern, Mrs. F. E. Kern, and C. Jackson. On the Jefferson?Mrs. D. H. Hud sonfl, John Henderson, William Mar tin, Miss Helen Marks, Mrs. Grace Gardner is a passenger to Douglas. STOCK QUOTATIONS. NEW YORK, Sept. 27?Alaska Gold closed at 33, Chino at 45%, Ray at 22%, Butte & Superior at 59, Utah Copper at 68. Copper remains at 18. Moderate buying of electrlytic cop per at 18 cents is reported by some of the larger interests. Small pro ducers and second hand sales were made at 17% cents. With tho im movement In foreign exchange, and he prospect of the establishment of largo foreign credit, increased activ ity is looked for in all lines of indus try, including the manufacture of mu nitions, which should be reflected In better demand for copper, BULGARIA NOT IN IT SHE SAYS BULLETIN, Berlin, SepL 27.?Unconfirmed reports reaching here today said Bulgaria had sent an ultimatum to Serbia and that the Allies' diplo mats were preparing to leave So fia at once. LONDON, SepL 27.?The Bulgarian government today officially communi cated to the entente powers a note stating in categorical fashion that the mobilization of the Bulgarian army was ordered "In national interest," and that "it has not the slightest of fensive character." It is the first official word from Bulgaria since she massed troops on the Serbian border last week. A dispatch from Rome says: "The Balkan situation is apparently dead locked today. Bulgaria, whose en trance to the war seemed assured when she made sudden mobilization moves, is believed to be awaiting final proposals from the AlliesJ Serbia and Greece are awaiting Rumania's word." GREEK RESERVISTS CALLED FROM U. 8. WASHINGTON, Sept. 27. ? The Greek legation announced today that all reservists in the United States be tween the classes of 1892 and 1911 had been called home. Ships for Transports. PIRAEUS, Sept. 27?The Greek gov ernment today requisitioned twenty merchant vessels for the transporta tion of troops. ********++++*+** + + + TO OVERSEE WAR. ? ?5* ?+? + + London, Sept. 27.?Premier + ? Asquith today appointed a spe- + + cial committee from the Cab- + ? inot, consisting of Lord Kit- + ? chener, Lloyd George, Balfour, + + Grey, Churchill, Landowne and + + Law, charged with general ov- + + crslght of the war. +. + + ****++*++++++??+ HUGE MONUMENT OF "U-9" SHED VEIL AT KIEL BERLIN, Sept. 27.? in honor of Capt. Carl Weddlgen, a popular hero in Germany since lie sank the Brit ish cruisers Hogue, Aboukir and Cres sy in the North Sea last Septe'mber with the submarine U-9, a wooden statue converted into metal by gold, silver and iron nails contributed by admirers was unveiled today at Kiel. The monument is in the form of a huge model of the U-9. It is the gift of the Krupps. Capt. Weddingen lost his life while in commnnd of the U-29. GERMAN OWNERS ARE WARNED NOT TO SELL BERLIN, Sept: 27.? The Overseas News Agoncy Bureau says: "Central Association of German banking interests informs its mem bers and owners of American securi ties deposited in London banks who were advised by the English banking Interests to sell their holdings, thus profiting from the lower rate of ex change, that the real purpose is to make German-owned and American owned sccurltltics deposited in Eng land useful for improving the rate of exchange. Therefore the owners are warned against authorizing such sales." ?? J BRITISH HOLD 120 MILES OF FRONT NNEW YORK. Sept. 27.?"British soldiers are now holding 120 miles of the battle front in Franco and Bel i glum," said T. H. Nash, of Cleveland, Ohio, who arrived here from Liverpool on the Baltic. "A steady stream of British transports to Bolognc and to other French ports is passing from Dover with troops. J "I was told there are now more than 1,000,000 British soldiers on the firing line." RAILROAD TRAFFIC IN GERMANY GOOD ?-F? BERLIN. Sept. 27.?Evidence of the healthy state of German conditions, says the Overseas News Bureau, Is contained in figures Just given out by the railroads. The merchandising traffic In July was 2.80 per cent, high er than July, 1014. beating all previous records. Army supplies occupied on ly 7.39 per cent, of the total. Such figures show the Intense activity In industrial life, the soldiers being re placed by old men and wotften. SERBS ARE READY PARIS, Sept. 27.?Premier Pasitasch of Serbia says: "The Serbian army, now fully munitioned, is ready to make the strongest defence possible of the mountains of the country. BORROWERS HAVE LOAN CEMENTED NEW YORK, Sept. 27. ? The for eign borrows and New York bankers have agreed on terms for the floating of a half-billion war loan, late devel opments havo indicated. The terms would bo as follows, it is said: Half billion to be raised, one Joint British and French note be ing given, drawing 5% per cent in terest, with the notes to bo offered slightly under par. Four of the members of tho com mission left today for Chicago, to con fer with Western bankers. Jacob H. Schiff, when askked if the report was true that he had written a letter condemning the proposed war loan, said: "The report is not true. It is false. I never wrote any such letter." In connection with the loan nego tiations, Major Henry L. Hlgginson of Boston made tho following state ment to The World: "Our farmers have made largo and fine crops of corn, wheat, oats, hay and cotton. Our manufacturers, af ter enforced idleness, havo made ex ceedingly large sales of shoes, ducks, woolen and cotton blankets, products and munitions of war. In a market open to all buyers our people are sell ing their wares, and aro doing it in competition with tho world. Our people have the inside track, but to keep it they must meet the prices of competitors, and to do that they must give credit for their goods; therefore, it amounts to this; that our bankers and investors must carry the crops and goods of our people for a period of time. And, as all the money in volved stays on this side of the ocean, such a loan is no hardship. The mon ey, which Is only a token, remains in the banks. If we cannot meet and overcome other sellers, our farmers and our laborers will suffer! more especially, our southern laborers. The unsold cotton will deteriorate; the un sold grain will grow musty; and tho idle workpeople will go hungry. "Our German Inhabitants talk of this loan as if its only object were to help the allies. Of course it will help them; but it will benefit every German In America; and just these men would complain bitterly if they suffered from bad markets and en forced idleness. They, like, other for eign born men, have come to Amer ica with empty hands, have asked and received credit and help from our banks and investors, and thus have prospered. Is it wise or fair for men who have filled their own pockets through industry and others' help to cut off other citizens who need help or credit? "Remember that we must sell our gooda or suffer?every man and wo man of us. To do it we must meet tho terms of the only great buyers, the Allies. They are the only large buyers; but we are not the only largo sellers. South America and Russia can furnish food; Egypt and India can furnish cotton. Money and cred it are but tools. Let us uso them both promptly and cheerfully, for tho good of others and for the good of ourselves." John D. Rockefeller has telegraph ed from Cleveland to the offices of the Standard Oil Company here, deny ing that he has made any statement whatsoever on the proposed foreign loan. Alex Covert, National president of tho Verhaboy Aid Society, a Magyar organization of 28,000 members, an nounces that the association had agreed to withdraw its deposits, amounting to some $500,000, from tho American banks, and to issue an ap peal to every member to withdraw his personal deposits, if the banks in this country subscribe to tho Anglo French loan. NEW YORK. Sept. 27.? The New York World says that the American Trust Society, incorporated, organized and promoted by German-American, Hungarian-American, Austro-Amer-can and pro-German Irish American agi tators is conducting ar. extensive cam paign to prevent the loan to the Al lies. Rank depositors and legislators have been circularized. The opera tnons are alleged to have been with the full knowledge of German diplo matic officials and agents. JOFFRE COMMENDS ITALIANS FOR "BRILLIANT SUCCESSES" PARIS, Sept. 27.?Gen. Joffrc, the French commander in chief,, has Just returned after his visit to tho Italian front. On reaching Modane, on the Franco-Italian border, he dispatched to Gen. Cadoma, the Italian command er In chief a telegram expressing grat itude for the hospitable reception ac corded to him by King Victor Em manuel and the army. In his message Gen. Joffre gives highest praise to the Italian troops for what they have accomplished in a comparatively short time and adds: "Fraternally united to the French army, which warmly applauds your first brilliant successes, the Italian army marches with sure step toward a definite victory, which the allied nations know will be assured by unit ed efforts, with the same ideals and love of liberty and civilization."