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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. VL, NO. 679. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, SEPT. 28, 1915. PBICE TEN CENTS. ENGLISH AND ERENCH HOLD CAPTURED TERRITORY BLUE CLAD VETERANS ASSEMBLED WASHINGTON. Sept. 2S. ? Presi dent Wilson tonight will address the 49th annual encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic. The President hurried away today to Princeton, to vote at the New Jersey legislative primaries but returned early this af ternoon, in time for the review of the soldiers. The G. A. R. men went into session yesterday, with thousands of veter ants of the Blue in the city, and thou sands of visitors on hand to watch them. The celebration will last un til October 4. Wilson Welcomes Veterans Late this afternoon tho grand pa rade was held, thirty thousand bent, stooped and crippled warriors march ing in line down Pennsylvania Ave nue. In an elaborate court of honor in front of the White House. Presi dent Wilson formally extended the nation's welcome. The President and all the members of his Cabinet as well as scores of prominent persons in of ficial life, officers of the army and navy and members of the diplomatic corps, reviewed the grand parade, as President Johnson and his cabinet re viewed the one a half century ago. In addition, and in conjunction with David J. Palmer, the Commandet-ln Chlef of the Grand Army, his staff and the members of the Encampment, laid the cornerstone for the handsome new amphitheatre now under con struction at Arlington Cemetery, across the Potomac from Washington.! The War Department and the Navy Department lent their aid. not only to augument the great military spec tacle. but also to provide events of interest for the veterans. Secretary Garrison of the War Department pro vided regular troops to assist as es cort in the grand march. There were various exhibition drills by the sol diers from Fort Meyer. In order to obviate the necessity of forcing the aged veterans to make the journey from Washington to the army post across the Potomac, these exhibitions took place in Potomac Park in Wash ington. There also was a medical corps exhibition upon the famous White Lot. south of the executive mansion, where the progress and de velopment of medical science was shown. An elaborate system of mod ern signaling has been worked to il lustrate the difference between the old method of communication in the army service and the new. Signals will be transmitted from the various points about Washington which were (Continued on Page 2.) ESCAPED CONVICT KILLS OFFICIAL ?+? SALEM. Ore., Sept. 28.?Harry Min to, superintendent of the Oregon State penitentiary was shot and kill ed early last evening by Otto Hooker, an escaped convict. Minto chased Hooker up the road, seeking to re capture him. The fugitive lay in hid ing and fired with deadly aim. He has not been recaptured. U. S. TROOPS REPEL REBELS; 59 ARE KILLED PORT AU PRINCE, Sept. 2S.?Two pitched battles with Haytien rebels were fought by United States marines yesterday. Sergeant John Plattens was killed and twenty marines e ceived wounds. Fifty-two Haytlens were killed and more than a hundred were wounded before the rebels re treated. ALL MUNITIONS FOR MEXICO MUST HAVE PASSPORTS ?*? WASHINGTON. Sept. 2S.? Orders issued yesterday to all American of ficials on the Mexican border to seize all shipments of ammunition consign ed to Mexico, when the destination is not definitely known. The first occasion for the enforce ment of the order was yesterday at Laredo. Texas, when customs officials held up a million rounds of cartridges and a large number of army rifles des tined for use by General Carranza's forces. AUTO TIRE SHORTAGE FACED IN EUROPE WASHINGTON. Sept. 28.? A ser ious shortage of automobile tires in the neutral countries of Europe usu ally supplied by American manufac turers. has followed the restriction of the rubber exports from the Unit ed States. As a result, neutral coun tries in Europe, forced to do all their buying through British dealers, have encountered increased prices and in many cases a total lack of supply. + + + + + + + + + ** + + + ? + + * WEATHER REPORT * * Maximum?52. + * Miniumm?35. <? * Rain?1.82 inches. + ?+?+?*??+?+*????* HALF BLOOD BOY VICTIM i OF ACCIDENT Hamilton Alexander Watson. 17 years, was Instantly killed at Hawk Inlet cannery Saturday by the acci dental discharge of a 30-30 rifle. The bullet entered his neck. As ho was alone at the time the cause of the tragedy Is unknown, but the theory is that the breech became Jammed, that Watson inadvertently loaded the weapon and that in putting the butt to the floor it discharged. The body was brought here yester day, while the boy's father. Sam Wat-1 son, arrived from Shelter Island, where ho was camping. The boy's mother is an Indian. His father is a whlto man. The body was taken to the home of the boy's grandmother, j in Auk village, and will be buried in Evergreen cemetery at 9 o'clock to morrow morning. Reports that Young Watson had sui cided were branded as false, by Wat son's father. "He had no reason in the world to cause him to take his life, as far as I know," Mr. Watson said. Young Watson was employed at the Hawk Inlet cannery. He was born near Kakc on February 25, 1898. He was the fifth of the Watson chil dren to die within the past three years. CARCROSS YOUTH IS ACCIDENTALLY KILLED SKAGWAY. Sept 28. ? Sheridan Johnson. 13. while hunting grouse yesterday on a mountain six miles from the schoolhouse at Carcross, Y. T? with a brother and sister, was ; struck by a glancing bullet from the [22 calibre rifle his sister carried, and was instantly killed. Men from Car cross brought the body down last night. WISCONSIN FIRM GETS CONTRACT TO BUILD BOAT WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 ? Secre tary Redfield of the Department of Commerce, today announced that he had awarded the contract for the con struction of the U. S. Coast and Geod retic Survey vessel "Surveyor" to the Manitowoc Shipbuilding & Drydock ! Company of Manitowoc. Wis. The cost will be $189,000 and the contract calls for the vessel's completion next year. . The vessel will be used in charting dangerous waters in Alaska, and on the coasts of Washington. Oregon and i California. The vessel will be of steel. "THRIFT IS LESSON OF FINANCIAL SITUATION" ? NEW YORK, Sept. 28.? President ; Vanderiip of the National City Bank, addressing the Edison employees at ' Spring Lake. N. J., declared that the new financial relationship between the I United States and the rest of the world should teach Americans the lesson or thrift. "We have an oppor tunity now." he said, "indeed we have a duty, to become a wellspring of cap ital for the world. The old main sources of capital for the world's ma terial development may not have run permanently dry, but for the present, at least, their supply is wholly dl | verted. While we shall ourselves feel the cessation of that flow in our di rection, there are other countries that are left with needs so pressing that our opportunity to supply those needs becomes almost an internation al obligation." WOLGAST LOSES. ?+? SHREVEPORT. La., Sept. 28. ? i Adolphus Wolgast, former lightweight champion, lost to Bobby Waugh in the sixth round of a scheduled 15-round battle here last night. The "Michigan Wildcat" fouled "Waugh. ROBBERS KILL GROCER OAKDALE. Calif., Sept. 28? Shot through the heart. H. F. Bergman, a grocer, who found dead beside his wrecked and looted safe in his store here yesterday. STOCK QUOTATIONS. N'EW YORK, Sept. 28.?Alaska Gold i closed today at 32. Chino at 45%,' Ray at 22%. Utah Copper at 68%, Butte and Superior at 59%. Copper ' is quoted at 18. The market Is steady.! BLISS ON VACATION SEATTLE. Sept. 28. ? Brigadier , General Tasker H. Bliss, commanding the Southern Department of the Unit ed States army, is spending his vaca tion in the Northwest, and arrived here today. His headquarters arc at : Fort Sam Houston. Texas. CEMENT PLANTS TO RESUME ?+? | NEW YORK. Sept. 28.?Owing to the advance in cement, the big plants in the natural gas district in Oklaho ma and Kansas are preparing to re-! -ume on a large escale. The Wichita Natural Gas Company, a subsidiary of the Cities Service Company, has received an inquiry from one cement plant to supply 7,000,000 cubic feet of natural gas dally. SCHOONER TOSSED BY HUGE SEAS At nine o'clock last night, under command or Captain E. B. Hoffman, the gasollno power schooner P. J. Abler dragged herself Into the chan nel and anchored just off the oil dock, with her hold half full of water and her crew exhausted. Captain Hoff man filed a wreck report at the U. S. customs house today. Leaving Seattle on September 13, tho little schooner set out for Bethel, Alaska, with a crew of 17 men, and four passengers, and 200 tons of freight She expocted to reach her port in about fifteen days. After loaving Wrangcll, tho Abler left the inside passage and went "outside," passing Cape Ommenay. When about 150 miles off the cape she ran into rough weather and tho storm grew more furious every hour. Seas "Mountain High." To make matters worse, while tho storm was running mountains high tho boat sprung a leak, and the en gines were stopped by contact with the water. A deck load of lumber, coal and a large amount of provisions wore thrown overboard, and everybody on the boat cnflsted in tho fight against tho storm. "I never saw fellows work llko those fellows did," said Karl Thlele, one of the passengers, this morning. "Geo. Corbett, the first engineer, was over come by the gas and they carried him up and put him on a table. One of the fellows worked with him for a minute, and without waiting to get his own breath Corbett raced back into the engine room and helped to bring out Frank Boren, the second engin eer. Those fellows worked in that gas until they had to be carried out. "We were buffeted around In that storm for two solid days and plenty of times it looked as though we'd nev er get out of it. We drifted north and came in here by way of Icy Straits." E. P. Frohock, another passenger on the Abler, was bound for Good NeWs Bay, where he has been employed to teach school during the coming win ter. R. S. Boyd, also a passenger, is well known in the interior and for several years has been a mail carrier on the Seward trail. Mr. Boyd and Mr. Thiele were going inside to open up a trading post on the Kuskokwim. at Reindeer City. D. Sorsei had taken passage on the Abler and was enroute to the Kusko kwim. where he is one of the largest mining operators. Mr. Sorsei owns one of the largest dredging outfits in j the country. "Bender Bros." Missing. About four days before the Abler left Seattle another boat owned by the same company, the Bender Broth ers, cleared from Seattle and carried among her passengers Mrs. E. P. Fro: hock and children, and Mrs. R. S. Boyd and children. Their husbands were to follow on the Abler. Noth ing has been heard of the Bender Brothers since she left Seattle, and grave fears are had for her safety. Mr. Frohock said this morning that there is no way to get into communi cation with her, as the Bender Broth ers carried no wireless, and would not pass any point where telegraphi< communication would be possible un 1 til she reached Umiak Pass. The Bender Brothers is a gasoline schoon er about the size of the P. J. Abler. No plans have been made as yet by either the boat's crew or her pas sengers. An investigation was start ed shortly after she arrived here, and necessary repairs will be made. She will be in port at least three or four days. The four men have all signi fied their intention of continuing their trip, but are not sure just when they will leave. Tnc f. J. ADier is ownen Dy smeias & Natocbs Co., of Seattle, and Is one of a fleet of three boats, the other two being the Bender Brothers mentioned, and the Ruby. Her cargo is fully in sured. The Abler Is one of the best known boats in the Arctic, having made the Far-Northern trip for many years. HI GILL WITH LANG. ?*? SEATTLE, Sept. 28?Mayor Hiram C. Gill's verdict on the council's rec ommendation that Chief of Police Lang bo reprimanded for conduct un becoming an officer, Is that Lang was "merely indiscreet," and will be al lowed to remain as head of the police department. CHARLES PEARCE REVISITS JUNEAU Charles Pearce. former Juneau min ing man, but now a Tacoma capital ist, returned to Juneau last night and Is at the Occidental. He Is here In connection with the Hallum Co.'s af fairs. At one time Mr. Pearce was a part owner of the Perseverance mine. "I will be here possibly a week," Mr. Pearce said today. "I want to see all the old-timers; that is why I re turned." Charles Pearce. jr., of Juneau, Is now in Miami. Ariz., his father says. His health is Improving. * * ************* * + + + WHY MR. TAFT ? * LOVES TACOMA * + ??? + 4? As he walked from the inter- 4? * urban car to the Empress thea- 4> 4? tre on tho day ho was billed + + to speak in Tacoma, Ex-Presi- + 4? dent W. H. Taft remarked: + 4? "Dr. James, you may not re- 4 4- call this, but it a fact that this 4* + Congressional district, which 4 + sent Albert Johnson to Con- 4* * gross in 1912, was tho only 4 4* Congressional district I carried 4 4- in the Pacific coast stateB or 4 * in tho entiro Northwest. No 4 4- wonder I have a soft spot for 4 4- Tacoma and Southwest Wash- 4> 4? Ington." 4 * * + * 4. 4. 4. 4? 4? 4. 4. 4> 4* 4> * 4- <? PANAMA WANTS UTILITIES BUT WILL PAY U. S. PANAMA, Sept. 28.?The Panama nian government published a treaty today intended to supplant the origi nal treaty of 1903; in which It proposes that certain railroad lands shall be returned to Panama, and also the wat er works in tho cities of Panama und Colon, but agrees to rcimburso the United States for the water works ac quired. ALASKANS HONORED BY SEATTLE CHAMBER SEATTLE, Sept. 28?John W. Troy editor of the Daily Alaska Empire of Juneau, Bernard M. Stone, editor of tho Seward Gateway, and Samuel Blum, a Valdez-Cordova banker and merchant, were luncheon guests of the Alaska Bureau of the Seattle Cham ber of Commerce yesterday. ? ? ? POLICEMAN-PUGILIST IS WOUNDED BY THUGS ?4? SEATTLE, Sept. 28. ? Patrolman Ed Hagen, an aspirant for pugilistic honors, was shot twlco by two thugs whom he had asked a question near the Madrona car line last night. Ha gen's loft arm was broken and he re ceived tho second bullet in tbe thigh. Hagcn will recover. MRS. LODGE DEAD. NAHANT, Mass., SU.pL 28. ? Mrs. Henry Cabot Lodge, wife of tho Mas sachusetts statesman, died at her home here today. + + + + 4> + + 4>*4<t><l> + ? + * ? 4 BIG STRIKE IS ON. 4 4> 4 Chicago, Sept. 28.?A general 4 4 strike of makers of men's 4 4 clothing has been declared and 4 4 thousands of garment workers 4 4 are leaving the factories. 4 4 4 ?J? ?!? ?*? ?$? ?$? >'? ?J? ?** ?** ?J? ?*? IMPOSING FUNERAL IS GIVEN UNKNOWN VICTIMS OF "F-4" WASHINGTON, Sept. 28.Ful! mili tary honors today were accorded the fourteen unidentified victims of UN United States submarine F-4. The bodies reached here this morning from San Francisco, accompanied by a na val escort and the soldiers and sailor:; which gathered in Arlington National Cemetery for the interment was one j of the largest to attend a military fu neral here In many years. Many of the G. A. R. veterans were j in the processional. BENJAMIN CABLE, ONCE TAFT ASSISTANT, KILLED IPSWICH, Mass., Sept. 28. ? Ben jamin Cable, assistant secretary of * commerce and labor during President Taft's administratino. was killed in an automobile collision here yesterday. Auto Driver Burned. NEW YORK. Sept. 28.?While prac ticing for the Astor cup race late yesterday afternoon. Harry Grant, driving a "Sunbeam" car, was pain fully burned. His car caught on fire while traveling at a speed of 100 miles | an hour. Grant will not bo able to race Saturday. AGENT SNOW RETURNS. Special Agent J. A. Snow returned last night from a two-week trip to Sitka and vicinity. He went to sev eral Indian camps and as far west as Cape Spencer, in search of violators of the law forbidding the sale of li quor to Indians. HANSEN TO HAVE HEARING. Henry Hansen, who was arrested Monday on the charge of selling li quor to an Indian woman named "Mrs. Robert Memuman, will bo given a hearing Thursday at 11 o'clock. Han sen was arrested on a warrant swcrn oue bz J. F. McDonald, recently ap pointed game warden. INSANE ALASKAN DIES. Word has been received at the Gov ernor's office of the death of Alexis Amkam. an Eskimo, who was com mitted to Morningside Sanitarium Juno 22, 1912, from Bristol Bay. The man died on September 20th. and was buried in Portland cemetery. B. G. Ray and his family of six chil dren are at the Gastineau. They ar rived from Seattle last night. FIFTY-TWO KILLED BY EXPLOSION ARDMORE, Oklahoma, Sopt 28.? Fifty-two persons are dead, a hundred arc injured and two Bolid city blocks arc In ruins as the result of the igni tion and explosion of a 250-barrcl tank of gasoline on a Santa Fe siding here lato yesterday afternoon. Thirty three of the victims were white men. Nineteen were negroes. For the most part the victims were crushed by falling walls, or wore burned to death. A workman was making a repair on the tank of ex i plosives and was using a hammer. I A spark from tho hammer Ignited tho I gasoline, and an explosion that shook j tho ground for miles around resulted. Uulldings collapsed and fires started. The blazing oil mado a trail that caused death and destruction. At noon today about forty bodies had been recovered. Scores of pcoplo are being treated for deafness and for burnt. Special trains bringing doc tors and nurses arrived during the night from a number of nearby towns. Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas and Guthrie were tho first to telegraph aid. Every ' window In tho town was broken and windows were shattered at points twenty miles away. It is bolleved that tho loss will bo $500, 000. Tho city was placed under mar tial law, to prevent looting, and at 8 o'clock last night tho fires were un der control. SECTION HANDS KILLED BY TRAIN PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 28.? Five section hands were killed, and eleven today were Injured, 6 probably fatal ly, In a tunnel on the eRadlng Rail way at Phoenlxvllle early today, when a passenger train rushed through a big gang of trackmen. The trackmen received no warning of the train's ap proach. In the darkness of the tunnel they had little chance to escape. DECLINING HONOR OF PROBING ACCIDENT, JACKLING HEADS NORTH SEATTLE, Sept. 28. ? Col. D. C. ! Jackltng. niultl-mllllonalre mining man, last evening telegraphed Mayor , Mltchel of New York that he would bo unable to serve as a member of a , board of engineers named yesterday j In New Lork to investigate the cause ] of two subway accidents, and sailed , for Juneau on his private yacht, the , Cyprus, last night, accompanied by . Mrs. Jackllng and Mr. and Mrs. j Charles M. MncNeill. . ( Col. Jackllng thanked the public ser- , vice commission of Now York for honoring him but pointed out that he could not reach the East for several weeks, for business reasons. "f.'OUTH OF HELL" MYSTERY EXPLAINED BY SCIENTIST I FARGO. N. D.. Sept. 28.? The 1 "mouth of hell"' mystery, which has < puzzled Indians and white men In the < Northwest for more than fifty years ?' has been solved by a professor at tho University of North Dakota. On the William Cadflsch farm, 12 miles southeast of Velva, N. D? is a tract of land eighty-five acres in ex tent which Is so hot that snow never. I rests there, although the temperature < outside may be 40 below. Neither is there vegetation on the land. 1 Prior to the coming of white men to the Northwest the spot was a fa vorite halting place for migratory In dians, who found it warm there in t winter I University geologists say the ex- t planation of mystery lies" in the fact ' that extensive veins of lignito coal ? underlying the spot were set afire in < some manner possibly a hundred or ? more years ago and have been burn- 1 ing over since. The coal will con- t tinue to burn indefinitely, the geolo gists say. < BRYAN TO HEAD DEFENCE OPPONENTS WASHINGTON, Sept. 28.?William 1 Jennings Bryan has accepted the lead- i ership of the opponents of increased 1 expenditures for the army and navy, i He went squarely on record as op- I posed to the plane of the National De- 1 fence League for a bigger army and navy, and declared that he will bat- > tie against these plans to a finish. He refused to state whether the decision would go so far as to fight such in creases if advocated by President t Wilshon, but left but little doubt but i this this would be his intention. I WAR RELIC FOUND I SEYMOUR, Ind? Sept. 28.? While r razing a building that was erected in t 1863, workmen found a heavy ball em- I bedded in one of the sills. It Is be- i lieved to be a small cannon ball that v -.s shot into a tree years ago and v s unnoticed at the sawmill when i the sill was made. The "ball was t two and one-half inches In diameter. < Hans Apsch and Henry Goemeare of Ketchikan aro here to become mem- J bers of the Juneau lodge of Elks. t GRAND DIKE || TO BAR WAY TO BOSPORUS LONDON, Sept. 28.?England learn ed last evening from Petrograd that the Grand Duke Nicholas, with a great now RusBtan army will bar the way of tho Kaiser to Constantinople If Bul garia strikes in for the Germans or permits the passage of tho Teutonic armies across Bulgarian territory. This sensational story was current In London all day yesterday, hut the newspapers were silent until the Rus sian capital officially confirmed it. It was generaly reported as prob able, in that it gave the first plausible explanation of the apparent demotion of tho Grand Duke from control of tho Russian armies and elucidated tho mystery why ho, the admittedly strong military man of Russia, meek ly accepted his apparent disgrace. GERMAN BATTERIES AT RIGA SHELLED PETROGRAD. Sept. 28.?The war office announced today that the Rus sian fleet had shelled tho German land batteries in the Gulf of Riga, and clalemd that several of tho shore guns were silenced. Snow Impedes Fighting. Severe snow storms to the north of the Gulf of Finland were heading for the south today and the flurries have touched the Baltic provinces. This fact is expected to hasten the climax of the Teuton forces' endeavor to take tho Russian stronghold of Dvinsk. The Russians have recaptured Ko vel and the Austrians have evacuated Brody, according to early advices. Tho war office claims tho capture of three companies of German infantry in a battle near Lake Tohighiry. DUMBA, "SORRY," GETS READY TO RETURN HOME WASHINGTON, Sept. 28.?Dr. Ron stantin T. Dumba, was referred to today by all Washington newspapers as "ex-ambassador to the United States from Austria-Hungary." Dr. Dumba early today was official ly notified by Minister of Foreign Af fairs Burian, at Vienna, that his gov ernment desired him to return to Au stria at once. The recall was admit ted by the ambassador to have been unconditional. Dr. and Mrs. Dumba are making plans to leave New York this week. He received passports today from the State Department. "I leave Wash ington with the profoundest regret," he told newspapermen. "I am sorry this has occurred; there is nothing more that I can say." Dr. Dumba was i great favorite in Washington and tils beautiful and talented wife waa one of the most popular women in the diplomatic sot. INQUIRE INTO TURK MASSACRE WASHINGTON, Sept. 28?According :o a statement made today at the State Department, United States Am bassador Henry S. Morgenthau, at Constantinople has been ordered to in quire Into the alleged wholesale mas more of Christian Armenians by rurks and Kurds. PRIESTS EXPELLED. SOFIA. Sept. 28.?Private advices oday say the Turks are expelling Catholic priests from Constantinople. SWISS WOULD TAKE TEUTON TOY TRADE NEW YORK. Sept. 28.?A Washing ;on special says that Switzerland is nnking a vigorous effort to secure lie American toy trade from Ger nany. New Swiss foreign trade bu reau has informed the Department if Commerce that the output of the SwiBB toy factories this year will be arger than ever before, sufficient o care for all American needs. JARRANZISTAS SEE EARLY RECOGNITION ?*? WASHINGTON. Sept. 28.?General ^arranza's agents here appear to be leve that the trump card in their day for recognition by President iVIlson is a promise to settle without ielay over $200,000,000 in claims held >y foreigners as the result of looting >y various bands . rUNDS FOR CROP MOVING PURPOSES WASHINGTON, Sept. 28.? Secre ary McAdoo announced that Federal ?eserve banks of Kansas City and Minneapolis had advised him, in ro iponse to his offer to deposit govern nent funds if needed in moving and narketing crops, that such bonds are lot necessary at this time, and that hey have ample resource for these lurposes. This shows a, most grati ying condition. Ho has also asked the Federal re torve bank of St. Louis if that bank s in need of government deposits to issist in moving and marketing the :rops of the eighth federal district. The Rev. George E. Good of Hoo lah, is a visitor in the city, having trrlved yesterday on his gasoline boat. "GERMANS EAGERLY GAVE UP" LONDON, Sept. 28.?The first con signment of British wounded from the latest big battle on the western front reached London at midnight. The battle, which realy began on Fri day, was preceded by terrific artillery duels, after which the Anglo-French troops stormed the German trenches, taking prisoners and making a great gain. The Daily Mall today quotes one of the wounded officers as saying: "Sat urday morning, under a hurricane of shrapnel our infantry leaped out of the trenches and charged the trenches of the enemy, the first of which was 400 yards distant While our artil lery covered our advance wo reached the German tronch. There was some fine work with the bayonet and hun dreds of Germans gave themselves up with apparent eagerness. Their wil lingness to be captured was the most surprising thing of the whole busi ness. Many of them were old men, who seemed crushed and exhausted. ; Our forces took eight trenches in a series of short, sharp rushes, al though our losses were severe." The French arc now battering the second group of German defenses in the Campagne country, while the British to the north apparently have been able to withstand the force of all the German counter attacks. GERMAN CASUALTIES WERE ABOUT 23,000 ?? LONDON, Sept. 28.?Careful revis ion of the statistics of the Allied vic tory over the Germans in the western terrain shows that the Allies cap tured about 23,000 of the enemy, In addition to killing and founding about the same number. Berlin clalmB the capture of 7,000 English and French, by counter attacks. Today's earliest British official re j port said that the British and Cana ; dlans took 53 officers and 2,800 men, 118 cannon, 35 machine guns and stores and added: "Last night, at a point northeast of Halluch wo repuls ed strong counter attacks, and east of Loos our advance is progressing favorably." THE SERB INVASION. ATHENS, Sept. 28.?From what is believed to be an authentic source, it was reported today that the Austro German invasion of Ser6la will begin wtihin a fortnight. FURTHER GAINS ARE REPORTED PARIS, Sept. 28?The new offensive of tbe Allies on the western front has resulted in a gain of additional ground both in the Artols region, near Souchez and in the Campagne section, according to today's official statement. Crown Prince Loses Many. Heavy German counter attacks are said to have been beaten ofT. French officers estimate that yesterday's fu tile attack by the German Crown Prince, in tho Argonne district, brought on the losses to his armies in the various and recent assaults in this region, up to 100,000. French General Wounded General Marchand, of the 45th French Infantry, has been gravely wounded during the fighting in the Argonne. A piece of shell hit him and his spine was broken, according to advices reecived today. BERLIN'S COMMENT ON LONDON RAID BERLIN, Sept. 28.?The War Of fice's comment on the recent air raid on London was as follows: "German navay airships successful ly attacked the western part of the city of London. "Large factories near Norwich and the iron works in Middlesbrough wero bombarded. Strong explosions were heard, and numerous fires broke out. The airships wero violently shelled by the enemy batteries, but all returned safely." TAKE STAHL CASE UP TO PARLIAMENT LONDON, Sept. 28.?The conviction of Gustav Stahl of perjury in New York for swearing that the Lusltania carried guns will be made the sub ject of a parliamentary inquiry. For eign Secretary Grey will be asked if there is any evidence that Stahl is connected with German diplomatic agents. GERMAN AMERICAN GETS IRON CROSS SEATTLE, Sept. 28.?A special to The Times from Philadelphia reads as follows: The Philadelphia orchestra has con tributed a hero to the European war. eH is Hans Hammer, who played the 'cello in Philadelphia for ten years. He was in Europe when the war broke out and entered the German army, be 'ceilo in Philadelphia for ten years. He was decorated recently with the Iron cross for bravery in action.