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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
“ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME”
VOL XII, NO. 1350.
JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1918.
MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS
PRICE TEN CENTS
PRINCESS SOPHIA SINKS AND
350 SOULS PROBABLY PERISH
PRESIDENT AND
ALLIES ARE IN
UTMOST ACCORD
Allied Government Believed
Have Approved Every
thing President Wil
son Has Done.
ALL PAPERS DO AP ?VE
London and French Papers
Say Final Reply Met
Situation Fully and
Satisfactorily.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, — That
President Wilson is in complete ac
cord with the ‘Ilritish, French and
Italians over tho situation in Europe
is believed here by those in touch
with (the situation.
The fact that Col. E. M. House
left for Europe several days before
President Wilson's final reply to
Germany is taken here to mean that
the President’s every step with Ger
many is in full accord with the wish
es and beliefs of the Allied govern
ments.
French Say All Approve
PARIS, Oct. 26.—President WU
son’s answer has been received in
competent circles, jtfitfc potior.
al.
The Paris newspapers all praise it
fully, and all express satisfaction, de
claring that if Germany accepts the
terms the war is over.
London in Agreement
LONDON, Oct. 26.—Popular com
ment on Wilson's note is that it con
tains the strongest language ever
advanced ty the head of one nation
to another.
The note is welcomed because of
(Continued on Page Eight)
ALLIESWININ
HARD FIGHTING
AT VALENCIENNES
Severest Battle of War
Wages in Present Con
flict; British -Take
8,400 Prisoners.
AMERICANS STILL WIN
Yankees Improve Positions
on Meuse; Italians Also
Making Gains in
South Europe.
WITH THE ALLIES. Oct. 26.—
Fighting comparing in fierceness al
most with any experienced in the war,
continues North and 8outh of Valen
ciennes.
It is reported that the .British en
tered the German trenches, gaining
ground and several prisoners.
They are pressing East slowly,
but surely.
Since Wednesday the British have
captured 8,400 prisoners and 100
cannon.
BRITISH TAKE TOWN
WITH THE ALLIES ON HIGH
GROUND SOUTH OF VALENCEIN
NES, Oct. 26.—A battle is raging
furiously in this sector.
The British are gradually over
coming the enemy.
It is reported from couriers that
the British hold the line from Le
Faux to Roberrsart to Engles Fon
taine, to Ghissignies to Beasignes.
The British captured Moncauz, af
ter blocking the fighting of the Ger
mans.
GERMANS DEFEATED
BRITISH HEADQUARTERS, Oct.
26.—The British drove the Germane
from Boise Leveque, East of Le
T
(Continued on Page Two)
HUNS' ALLIES
WILL ALL QUIT
AND SURRENDER
Austria-Hungary and Tur
key Will Fight No More,
but Speedily Surrender
Unconditionally.
!A NEW NATION IS BORN

October 21 Marked Birth
Day of New Nation; the
First Victory of Her
Troops in Battle.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 26. —
The Turkish Grand Viz.er. Tewfik
Pasha, told Parliament that Turkey
will accept the principles of right
and justice laid down by President
Wilson. He says the Turkish gov
ernment approves the principles.
Austria To Surrender
AMSTERDAM, Oct. 26.—A Vienna
dispatch to the Frankfort Gazette
says a “speedy and unconditional
surrender on the par* o? \ustria and
Hungary is probable
All information eomil >m Vien
na is that Austria while trying to
await Germany’s decision, will only
follow Germany further in the event!
■that the doctsloii i£ fOl jrjiC-e*
New Nation Wins Battle On
Natal Day
WITH THE FRENCH, Oct. 26 —
October 21st will be known hereafter
in Central Europe as the birth of the
Czech-Slav government, and also the
date of the first Czech victory in
France.
Czechs from the United States af
ter hearing the announcement of the
formation of their national govern
ment, took the village of Torren on
(Continued on Page Eight)
GERMANSDEMAND
REPUBLIC AND
KAISER TO QUIT
Mobs Storm Reichstag
Asking for Abdication of
Kaiser and Formation
of Republic.
THE PAPERS SAY PEACE
German Publications Re
gard Wilson’s Note as
Drastic but See That
Peace Must Come
PARIS, Oct. 26—Advices from
Zurich says enormous crowds as
sembled before the Reichstag build
ing in Berlin yesterday, urging the
abdication of the Kaiser and the
formation of a Republic in accord
ance with the ideas of President Wil
son.
Karl Liebknicht. Socialist leader,
just released from prison, was loud
ly applauded and the demonstrations
became frantic as the crowds tried
to do him honor. He entered a flow
er-filled carriage, from which he
made a speech, declaring that the
time for the rule of the people had
arrived.
•‘God Help the Kaieer”
BASEL, Oct. 26—Berlin papers
commenting on President Wilson's
note agree that while it is drastic
that it will bring the whole case to
a head.
The Zoltung comments on the fact
that President Wilson answered so
quickly that there can be no doubt
about his meaning. It says:
‘‘If the Kaiser's invocation that
God be with him was ever in sea
son. it is right now."
The Neuste N'achrichten, after say
ing that the President has left Ger
(Continued on Page Eight)
PRESIDENT ASKS
PEOPLE TO VOTE
FOR DEMOCRATS
Wilson Wants Democratic
Congress as Endorse
ment of Administra
tion in War.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 26.—Realiz
ing the great necessity of undivided
support in the face of the great
world’s crisis on the event of elec
tions at heme, President Wilson to
day issued an appeal to the public,
urging the people to return a Demo
cratic Congress at the ftlovember elec
tions if they approve his course in
this critical period. He said the re
turn of a Republican majority would
certainly be interpreted across the
waters as disapproval of the admin
istration policies. He said he would
accept the verdict of the people with
out cavil, but added that an adverse
verdict would seriously interfere with
his power to administer the great
trust imposed upon him.
The statement says:
"Congressional elections are at
hand in the most critical period the
country has ever faced, and is ever
likely to face.
"If you approve my leadership, if
you wish md .0 continue to be your
entfjarrassed *'«!?!•«** J k)-e9 you
To express yourset.es unmistakably
to that effect by returning a Demo
cratic majority to Congress, because
so many critical issues depend upon
your verdict.
"I frankly tell you the great trust
assigned me by the Constitution
would be seriously impaired, should
your judgment be adverse.
‘‘I am your servant and will accept
your judgment without avail.
“I have no thought suggesting any
party is paramount in patriotism.
"The difficulties and delicacies of
the present task are such that the
Nation should give undecided sup
port to the Government for a unified
leadership. «
"A Republican Congress at this
time would divide the leadership.
The leaders of the minority of the
present Congress unquestionably are
pro-war supporters, but anti-adminis
tration. They seek to take the choice
of policy from my hands, and put it
under control and instruments and
instrumentality of leaders of their
own choosing.
"This is no time for divided council
and leadership. Unity of command
is necessary at home as on the bat
tlefield.
"An opposing majority could as
sume control of. legislation and oblige
me to take action amidst a contest
of obstruction. On the other side of
the waters they would interpret the
return of a Republican majority as a
repudiation of my leadership.
“The Republican spokesman is urg
ing the election cf Republicans to
support the President. They desire
not to support him, so much as to
control him.
‘•The Allies would find it hard to
believe the American voters had
chosen to support the President by
the election to Congress a majority
of those not in fact in sympathy with
the attitude of the Administration
and its policies.
"I am not asking support for my
sake or the party’s sake, but the
Nation's sake, in order that Its in
ward unity of purpose may be evi
dent to all the world.
“In ordinary times I would make
no such appeal.
"In ordinary times divided councils
can be endured.
"If, in these critical days, you wish
to sustain with undivided minds, I
beg of you to say so in a way not
possible to misunderstand, here or
abroad.
“I submit my difficulties and hopes
to you."
REPUBLICANS DO NOT LIKE IT
Republicans in the United 8tates
Senate today said that the Presi
dent’s announcement means that poli
tics have been reconvened. They de
clare that Republican Congressmen
have been more loyal to the admin
istration than Democrats In voting
for war measures. They denied that
the result of the election could effect
the success of the war, and declared
that the President will bo answered
on the stump.
TERRIFIC STORM DRIVES PRINCESS SOPHIA OVER REEF,
ON WHICH SHE HAD SPENT TWO DAYS, AND SHE
SINKS WITH ALL ON BOARD; EMPTY LIFE-BOATS
INDICATE THAT CHANCE THAT ANY SURVIVE THE
DISASTER IS VERY REMOTE-ONE BODY FOUND
The Canadian Pacific passenger liner Princess Sophia sunk at sometime between 8 o’clock last night and 7
o’clock this morning, and in all probability every one of the 343 souls on board met watery graves in Lynn Canal.
The only possibility that some of those on board were saved is the chance that life boats were launched during
the night and reached shelter with their human cargoes. This possibility is regarded as remote by those familiar
with the storm that was raging all last night in Lynn Canal.
The fateful message bringing the news of the greatest disaster that ever has occurred in northern waters
was received at Juneau at 9:25 o’clock this morninig. It came from the United States Lighthouse Tender
Cedar, and it held out no hope for those on the ill-fated Canadian liner. The message, referring to the Prin
cess Sophia, Said:
“Driven over reef during night. Only masts showing. No survivors.”
With th<e King and Winge the Cedar immediately began the search for the passengers—the living, if any,
the dead if tone survived.
4 LITTLE HOPS EXISTS THAT ANY LIVE. /
This afternoon a wireless dispatch says the Cedar had picked up four empty and capsized life boats from
the Princess Sophia, and the King add Winge one. The King and Winge had recovered one body—a woman,
unidentified. 1
The Princess Sophia ran ashore on Vanderbilt reef, four miles from Sentinel Island, at 2 o’clock Thursday
morning. Since that time the weather has been too rough to transfer passengers. Boats have been lying by all
the time. Yesterday the storm became terrific. Boats that were lying by sought shelter at night. At 8 o’clock
Capt. Locke of the Princess Sophia sent a wireless dispatch to General Agent Lowle which said the passengers’
conditions were normal, that the vessel was not taking water, but that it was too rough to transfer passengers.
That is the last that was heard from the scene until 7 o’clock this morning when the Cedar, which had
been compelled to seek shelter, wired that she was leaving for the Princess Sophia. About two hours later came
the fateful wireless dispatch saying that the vessel had sunk and that there were no survivors.
The circumstance that the Princess Sophia was blown over the reef leads to the conclusion that the cli
max of the disaster came at high tide, about 4:30 this morning.
The story of the last hours of the doomed vessel and her hundreds of human souls will probably never be
told.
The disaster is probably the worst that ever has occurred in northern waters. There seems hardly a chance
that a single life has been saved to tell the tale.
RECOVER LIFE BOATS.
At 3:20 this afternoon the customs house received a message from the lighthouse tender Cedar that four
capsized boats had been picked up. The King and Winge picked up one unidentified body of a woman. The mes
sage said the boats were still cruising around Sentinel and Lincoln islands in the hopes of finding some survivors.
EVERY AVAILABLE BOAT TO THE RESCUE.
Every available boat at Juneau and vicinity has been sent to the scene of the disaster. The Princess Alice
will be due here at 8 o’clock, and she will leave immediately. Among those who will leave on the Princess Alice
for the wreck will be Gov. Thomas Riggs, Jr. /
LIST Of THE PROBABLE DEAD ON PRINCESS SOPHIA
Following Is the list of passengers
who engaged passage at Skagway on
the Sophia for the Outside, contain
ing the names of many well known
Alaskans:
J. F. Pugh
Mr*. J. A. Segber*
A. S. Bourne
H. A Somerset
6. A. Niles
Thomas Hennesey
H. E. Pardin
C. Castleman
E M. Kali
F. E. Soule
Mrs. F. Beaton and two children
D. A. McDonald
J. M. Colver
R. H. Davie and wife
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Henry
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Pinska
William Scouse
Mrs. C. J. Pei kins
W. C. Sharon
H. B. Parkin
T. M. Turner
W. S. Amalong and wife
Geo. L. Sholpeth
W. Harper and wife
F. W. Elliott
Mrs. A1 Winchell
T. E. Sanford
W. H. Grove
I. Labrie
Geo R. Hendrix
A. W. McQueen
SEAMEN WANTED TO
SEARCH 8HORE8 FOR
SOPHIA’S SURVIVORS
I - I
The Canadian Pacific asks
for 1C competent .volunteer
seamen to search the adores I
and beacheH for survivors for
the Princess Sophia. They are
asked to report at the i'nited
States Customs House before
six o’clock this evening or
after seven o'clock.
.
S. J. Baggerly and wife
E. M. Bell and wife and two
children
John Zaccarelli,
T. E. Thorsen
0. Batkman
J. Laird
Peter Gurkovitch
J. P. Anderson and wife
Mis. Geo. Markus and baby
W. Murphy
J. J. Nichols
W. T. McArthur
U. G. Myers
James Dubois
J. F. Kelly
S. A. Nelson
0. Poppert
G. F. Mayhood
W. H. Smith
J. W. Hellwinkle
M. S. Fades and wife
S M. Dalby
U. Davis
F. L. Gibbs
H. M. Swartz
C. Knutson
John Eyre
R. Young
T. D. Tolbert
Geo. Hilton
L. A. Hansen
W. L. Liber
John Schenck
Mario Calomdia
Chas. Guy
Jack Haynes
Fred Beyer
B. Vanvalkenberg
C. W. Zylstra
'J. Crone
G. M. Dano
Carl Headlund
E. Seniff
A. PallisOn
G. S. Leavitt
H. Lawless
H. Hennett
H. Russell
(Continued on Pa*e Two)

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