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FRESH FROM OUR DAILY NEWSPAPER SERVICE. GATHERED OVER THE GLOBE Happenings National, Historical and Political and Personal Events Herewith Selected for Our Many Readers. The Germans are 80 miles from Paris. G. A. K. veterans are in Detroit this week, in National convention. Japanese have blockaded Kiao Chow but neutral vessels were allowed to go. President Wilson is at Windsor Vt„ to begin his first vacation of the sum mer. Forty persons were killed and 1466 injured by explosives in Fourth of July celebrations this year. King Albert constantly mingles with his troops and was in the trenches in the recent fighting around Malines A Chicago bank messenger, a pay master and a collector were robbed Saturday on the West Side of a total of $6104. Mr. Havenith, the Belgian minister, has formally notified the United States of Austria's declaration of war on Belgium. The senate has confirmed the nom ination of Attorney General McReyn olds to be an associate justice of the supreme court. Brigadier General Charles Truman Hotchkiss, breveted for distinguished services in the civil war, died at Chi cago Sunday. Private messages from Mexico City say that there was fighting in the streets of the capital Saturday and that several persons were killed. Nearly 30,000 men are under canvas at Valcartier, Quebec. It was said that no more troops would be brought in until a second contingent is mobil ized. In destroying the ancient town of Louvain the German troops commit ted a crime for which there can be no atonement and humanity suffered a loss wbich never can be repaired. The administration bill to create a federal bureau of war risk marine in surance. with a $5,000,000 fund to meet possible losses to American ship ping is ready for President Wilson's signature. Fielding L. Poindexter, a brother of Senator Miles Poindexter of Wash ington state, has been dropped from the army rolls as a deserter, because he failed to appear at the war depart ment to answer complaints of credit ors. Field Marshal Lord Roberts made the declaration Saturday that Great Britain in the present war would re quire hundreds of thousands of sol diers. The occasion of this statement was the review of a new regiment of 1300 London business men. With six-inch guns mounted fore and aft, with every porthole blanketed and all lights extinguished, the White Star liner Adriatic crept into New York port in the darkness early Sat urday. She had 1762 passengers, near ly all Americans, who were in Eng land at the outbreak of hostilities. JAPANESE ARE NEAR KIAO CHOW Germany Is Menaced by Enemy in Orient, Says Dispatch. London, Aug. 30.—A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Tien Tsin today says Japanese troops have been landed at several points on the coast near Kiao Chow. Defenses Like Port Arthur's. Tokio. —The military experts here are said not to expect the fall of Kiao Chow before the end of November ex cept by the voluntary capitulation of the Germans. The defenses are re ported to be most formidable and vir tually impregnable from the sea. The land fortifications do not follow the usual German methods, but resemble those at Port Arthur. There are three lines of these defenses. The food sup ply in Kiao Chow is said to be ade quate for three months. STRENGTH OF ARMIES Active Reserves Germany 768,540 6,000,000 Austria 895,000 2,960,000 Roumania 98,000 350,000 Creat Britain 430,000 641,000 Russia .. 1,284,000 3,478,000 Prance 792,000 3,075,000 Belgium 51,000 225,000 Servia 35,000 220,000 Japan's Offer Refused. Peking.—It is understood that the f bineso government will decline Jap : n 'a offer to suppress any disorders itiat may occur in China during the European conflict. The government ii is Bald, believes itself capable of putting down any purely internal up rising. Food for War Victims Cheap. Paris. —The number of popular res t aurants for victims of the war is In creasing. For six cents one may be assured of a wholesome meal. WASHINGTON ITEMS J. W. Ferguson, a prominent citizen of Wenatchee since 1902, died Sat urday. William Welsh United States ship ping commissioner in Tacoma is seri ously ill. Northwestern pioneers are to meet at Walla Walla to attend Frontier days' celebration. Effective September 16, the state public service commission has order ed a reduction on Koslyn coal to all ;,arts of the state. Stock valued at more than $100,000 was burned in a fire that destroyed the warehouse of the Spokane Paper and Stationery company ai Spokane Sunday. Several thousand bushels of wheat changed hands Saturday, bluestem bringing as high as $1.05. Turkey red was quoted at 90 cents and club at 81 to 82 cents. A warrant for the arrest of George H. Martin, an insurance solicitor and real estate agent, charging the rob bery of the Spokane State bank, was sworn out Saturday. Amateur yeggmen attempted to blow the safe in the O.-W. R. & N. com pany's depot at Grandview Sunday, but failed. They broke into the cash drawer and secured about $5. Joseph J. Hogan, doortender at the Orpheum theater, Seattle, who was shot by his wife after a quarrel at the doorway of the playhouse, died Sun day. The woman is held in jail. Since blossoming time in May the apple tonnage in the northwest, which includes all of Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Montana, has fallen off approximately 10 000 cars, almost 45 per cent. W. J. Thompson, former mayor of Sedro-Woolley, former county commis sioner of Skagit county, was killed Friday night by the overturning of his automobile on the road between Hamilton and Lyman. Fire iu the yard at Tacoma of the St. Paul & Tacoma Lumber company burned the trestles and tramways be tween the mill and the long wharf, with about 150 000 feet of lumber. The loss will be under $50,000. That the 10-hour day is the stand ard workday for male labor in fac tories and the lumber industry in Washington Labor Commissioner E. W. Olson shows in statistics gathered for his biennial report as the result of an investigation covering 40,567 men employed. » The bodies of Mrs. Caroline Meyers and her 5-year-old daughter Leonora were found in the bay at Seattle Sun day a short time after the husband, a teamster, had reported to the police that he feared his wife had left home with the child with the purpose of committing suicide. Albert Heitstuman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Heitstuman, met with a fatal accident Saturday when he be came entangled in the fly wheel of a large gasoline engine on the ranch of his father, four miles south of Union town. The victim was knocked to the floor, his left arm was broken below the elbow and his skull was fractured. The victim was 21 years of age and single. Delegates representing locals of dis trict No. 10, United Mine Workers of America, Friday ratified the wage agreement adopted recently by a joint committee of employers and employes of the coal mines in Washington. The new scale, which will be in force two years, gives mine firemen an increase of 10 cents a day. The wages of oth er workers in the mines remain un changed. Fire which started with the explo sion of gasoline from the use of a kerosene lantern by the driver of a government truck instead of the elec tric flash lamps which the reclama tion service recommends and furnish es, destroyed the government ware house, the office and warehouse of the Tum-a-Lum Lumber company and five freight cers at Naches City late Saturday nigat. The damage is $50,000. A spike driving ceremony will oc cur in Spokane on September 15 when two golden spikes will be driven in the center of the span over the Mon roe street bridge to signalize the com pletion of the O.-W. R. & N. and Mil waukee railroads. One will be driven by Robert A. Strahorn, who originated and directed the former road, and the other by A. J. Earling, president .of the Milwaukee. Admitting defeat in its two-year fight against payment of privilege taxes on the basis tif 5 per cent of lta gross state business the Great North ern Express company has paid to State Treasurer Edward Meath under protest $35,100 as 1912 and 1913 taxes and an additional $7,289 interest ac cruing at the rate of 15 per cent. The Great Northern is the first express company which resisted the taxes to make payment. A greater amount is due from the Northern Express com pany. Harvard Knitting Mills Close. Wakefield, Mass.—The Harvard knitting mills employing more than 1000 hands, announce that the plant will be shut down for a month be cause of inability to obtain materials from abroad. Making good at the job you are at is the best assurance that, when you quit it, it will be for something better. BRITISH LOST 8,000 AFTER 4 DAYS DESPERATE FIGHT ING WITH GERMANS THEY RESTED FOR NEXT FIGHT. is „ „. FRENCH HOLD BACK GERMANS < j Over a Million Men Fighting Along Auttro-Russian Fro tier-^-Czar's Troops Push Forward—Thou sands of German Prisoners. London, Aug. 30.—After four days of desperate fighting, with casualties between 5000 and 8000, the British army in. France is rested and ready for the next great battle, according to announcements today by Lord Kitchener, secretary of state for war In a statement based on a report o Sir John French, commander in chiel of the British expeditionary forces, the secretary says that the British, after struggling against tremendous odds, retired to a new line of defense, where they have not been molested since Thursday. Since this fighting ceased the French on the right and left have brought the German attack to a stand still, it is declared. Dispatch From Rome. Rome, Aug. 30.—Dispatches from Austrian authorities to the Corriere Delia Serra state that 1,000,000 men are engaged in the battle on the Aus tro-Russian frontier. The battle line extends from the Vistula river to the Dneister, over 100 miles. The Rus sians have penetrated more than 20 miles into Austrian territory. Desperate Fighting Continues. London, Aug. 30.—Desperate fight ing continues along the Austrian fron tier, says an official statement issued at St. Petersburg and telegraphed here by the correspondent of the Reu ter Telegram company. "In east Prussia," continues the Russian war office, "the garrisons and fortress of Thorn and Graudeuz, east of the Vistula, are taking part with a large number of siege guns. We have taken 3000 prison<frs in the operations east of Lemberg, capital of Galacia. Austrians Lose Heavily. "Near Podgorz, just south of the Vistula, the enemy lost 3000 men, and we captured four guns, a number of caissons of ammunition and nine guns abandoned by the Austrians when they crossed the Zolokia. "North of Tomachoff we took 1000 prisoners and surrounded and defeat ed the Hungarian Fifteenth division east of Tomachoff, entire regiments surrendering. "The enemy is making his principal efforts in the direction of Lubin (in Russian Poland, 95 miles southwest of Warsaw), where the fighting is fierce. Bodies Strewn All Over Field. "The Russians have assumed the offensive and are marching through a district encumbered by the bodies of Austrian soldiers, which the enemy has been unable to remove. , "Although some regiments already have been in action for more than a week the combats are carried on with unabated fury. "Near Lemberg, Galacia, after heavy fighting, the Russians seized the line to Kamionka, Gliniany, Przemyslany and British Zukovitze, all in Galacia.' Use Explosive Flat Bullets. Grand Duke Nicholas, commander Li chief of the Russian army, declares, says the correspondent, that the Po lish Solkos, in view of their disloyal conduct and their use of explosive and flat-nosed bullets, have no claim to be treated with magnanimity, and therefore will be considered not as combatants, but as criminals under the military law. TONNAGE OF NAVIES. Germany 934,338 Austria 198,351 Roumania 34,176 Great Britain 2,052,771 Russia 343,000 France 645,891 Belgium None Servia None Japs Keep Out of Europe. New York.—Japan can not send troops to Europe to assist the allies in the fighting there, although she stands ready to help them in the far east, according to the Japanese consul general here. This statement was made in reply to questions as to whether Japan would send Boldiers to Europe to aid the allies or organize an expedition to help keep Turkey at bay. British Sailors Brag. London.—British sailors who board ed the German cruiser Mainz after she was put out of action in the sea fight at Helgoland bight, say the effect of the British gun fire was terrible. The masts were shot away and turrets were battered in. The decks were a mass of wreckage and dead and dy ing sailors were lying all over the ship. Burns, Ore., Suffers Fire Loss. Burns, Ort. —Fire Sunday night de stroyed three blocks of the business district of Burns, the county seat of Harney county, causing a loss of $60, 000, half of which is covered by In surance. ON PACIFIC COAST Field Secretary Tretz of the cham ber of commerce of the United States is touring the Pacific coast. The German cruiser Leipzig has not been seen for nearly two weeks, and in British Columbia the impression is growing that she is crossing the Pa < if»« ocean. Cracksmen murdered the town mar shal, J. P. Emigh, of Rio Vista. Cal., and escaped in a stolen automobile with the entire contents of two post office safes, which they had blown open. The new Ayer cytoff ou the line be tween Spokane and Portland will be opened to traffic about September 14 and will lessen the distance from Port land to Spokane via the O.-W. R. & N. about 52 miles. W. R. Rogers an Alaska miner, was held under arrest by federal officers at Chicago Monday on a. charge of having murdered N. H. Wixou. near Glacier creek, Alaska, May 23, 1913, He will be held pending the arrival ot J. F. Warren, Alaska extradition »fficer. James S. Hogue, who held up a train in South San Francisco last win ter and attempted suicide after he had exchanged shots with several South ern Pacific detectives, was sentenced to serve 10 years in the penitentiary. In his defense he had pleaded pov erty as the motive of the crime. WOMEN HAVE BLACKLIST National Suffragists Say Congressmen Block Federal Legislation. Chicago.—Nine United States sena tors and nine congressmen, whose op position to woman's suffrage is so powerful as to constitute the greatest obstacle to federal legislation that the women have to face, are named in the ' statement issued here by the National Woman Suffrage associa tion. The statement, which was written by Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, president of the association, and Mrs. Medill McCormick, chairman of the congres sional committee appeals to all suf frage associations to concentrate their influence to defeat these men for re election. The nine senators whaee defeat the women urge are: Brandegee of Con necticut, Clarke of Arkansas, Dilling ham of Vermont, Fletcher of Florida, Gore of Oklahoma, Root of New York, Shively of Indiana, Smith of Mary land and Lodge of Massachusetts. The members of the house named are: Underwood of Alabama, Mann of Illinois Fitzgerald of New York, Page of North Carolina, Calloway of Texas, Garner of Texas, Garrett of Tennes see, Hay of Virginia and Sisson of Mississippi. WARRING POWERS IN AFRICA. England, France, Germany and Bel gium Have Large Dependencies. Washington.—The African posses sions and protectorates of the Euro pean powers now at war are more than three times as large as conti nental United States. They are more than three times as large as all of Europe now plunged in war, and are 11 times larger than England, France, Germany and Belgium, which control them, says the National Geographic society at Washington, D. C., in a statement issued recently. They oc cupy 9,667,531 of Africa's 11,513,000 square miles. "The - largest individual holder of African territory is France, with 3, 312,000 square miles, more than 1,500, 000 of which is the Sahara desçrt." ENGLAND EXPELS A PRINCE Great-Grandson of Famous Field Mar shal of Waterloo Fame Coming to the United States. London.—Prince Blucher, j?reat grandson of the famous German field marshal of the same name, who helped the duke of Wellington ta win the bat tle of Waterloo, near Brussels, 99 years ago, has been expelled from the Channel islands by order of the Eng lish government, and is reported to be on his way to the United States with the princess and his younger chil dren. For a quarter of a century past, or more, the prince has been the own er of the island of Herrn, one of the Channel group, within sight of the coast of France, and commanding the entrance to the harbor of Guernsey. Bill to Aid Old Soldiers. Senator Jones has introduced a bill under the terms of which regularly published magazines and periodicals may be sent to soldiers' homes and the inmates of these homes free of postage. This bill would work some thing like charity and would enable a lot of people, whose bookshelves are filled with old magazines too good to be thrown away to be rid of them by sending the literature to the nearest home, either state or national, where they would be of interest to old sol diers. The act is to take effect 30 days from the date of its approval by the president. Will Never Learn. Denver, Col.—Officers of the United States National bank of Denver state that Geo. L. Weaver, a receiving tel ler under arrest, had confessed a de falcation of $13 643 of the bank's funds. There is nothing like a great war to emphasize the blessings of peace GUM) BUTTE MINES GOVERNOR ORDERS OUT STATE TROOPS TO GO TO BUTTE TO QUIET MINERS. ANACONDA OFFICE BLOWN UP Company Offers $10,000 Reward for Arrest of Dynamiters or Information —Miners Defiant—Troops' Move ments Kept Secret. Butte, Mont, Aug. 30.—The employ ment office of the Anaconda company was blown up at 1:30 o'clock this morning with a blast of dynamite that jarred all the buildings in Butte and rocked residences on the outskirts of the city. Th8 #structure was of brick and two stories high. One side was complete ly blown out and à hole torn through the top large enough to admit a street car. The Anaconda company had in stalled the rustling card system whereby miners, before they were per mitted to apply for work had to pos sess a "rustling" card and to central ize the system, the office issuing these cards for the mines of the Anaconda company was established at the Par rot mine. The system aroused oppo sition among the miners. The mine company has offered $10, 000 reward for the arrest of the dyna miters, or for information which will lead to their apprehension. Mines Under Guard. Mines of the Anaconda Copper Mi ning company and the other large companies operating in this district tonight are under armed guard. News of Governor Samuel V. Stew art's order mobilizing the state troops for duty has been withheld from the _ _ local" "public" forfear "theminers will attempt reprisals. The miners have heard rumors that the troops are com ing, but do not credit the report. They believe that Governor Stewart will not dare to send a small force as 600 militiamen against the miners, who number, according to the roster of the Butte Mine Workers' union, 8200, Be sides the miners, it is said, that out side "gunmen" in* Butte constitute a small army. The troops are expected to arrive . . . . . . .. late tomorrow but in the meantime, there is reported to be to the city a large number of officers from nearby cities and the guards at the^stores have been strongly reenforced since this morning s dynamiting. Governor Issues Order. ! Helena, Mont., Aug. 30.—Governor 1 Stewart today issued an order for the j mobilization in Helena of the entire j state militia consisting of 10 compa-i nies, as a result of the situation in!»n Butte. Troops began arriving here to night. The governor today telegraphed Sen- I ators Walsh and Evans asking "iat , federal troops from Vancouver bar racks be brought into the state and held in readiness in the event the mi litia is not able to cope with the sit uation. The Montana senators are in com munication with President Wilson. Miners Threaten Town. Butte, Mont., Aug. 31.—Miners are openly making threats tonight that ^ they will lay the town in ashes if troops attempt to enter, regardless of whether the soldiers are state or fed eral. Radical speeches were made at to night's meeting of the Butte mine workers, one speaker declaring that the miners should not fight the militia, a match was more powerful than standing up and shooting at soldiers with rifles and being shot." Others declared that if the troops come the city will be fired in 100 places and the ashes left for the mili tia. Several miners said that for some time the men had been squeezing ni troglycerin out of the dynamite being used in the mines. Up to today the buik of the miners did not credit the reports that the militia was being mobilized, as the lo cal newspapers were withholding the news on request of business men. A Helena newspaper editor, however, this morning brought an automobile load of newspapers to Butte for sale and newsboys soon began crying news regarding the mobilization. Ten Companies at Helena. Helena, Aug. 31.—Ten companies of the Montana National Guard have ar rived in Helena and are now mobil ized ready for any call for service the governor may make as a result of conditions in Butte. Soldiers In Control Butte, Mont., Sept. 1.—Butte is un der martial law tonight. A proclama tion issued by Governor Samuel V Stewart proclaims that the militia is in control of Solver Bow county, and he calls upon all citizens to observe the law. The city is patrolled by the Montana The city is patrolled by the National*Guard *crf*600 men," with two machine gun platoons, whose equip ment consists of four gatlings and two Maxims. Thus far there has been no evidence of any Intention of the miners to carry out their threats of wholesale firing of the city upon the entry of the mil itia. Apparently the presence of the soldiers has had a quieting effect. Lid Is Clamped. A proclamation issued by Major Dan SPORTING COLUMN Ross Erwin's .348 keeps Mm in the lead of National league batters. "Pop" Arlett, Spokane pitcher, was hit on the head by a liner and will be kept out of the game for the season. The Indians of Spokane opened at Recreation park for a two weeks' stand at home Sunday, when they met the Victoria Bees. Among the leaders of the National league pitchers whose total won and lost games number more than 10 is James, Boston, formerly of the Seattle team. At Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 29, the world's record for the one-mile pace to a four-wheel vehicle on a half-mile track was broken in the state fair races. Franklin Pierce and Buck Mus covite, entered by W. S. Pike of Mena, Ark., made the second heat in 2:10 The former record was 2:13%. President E. R. Hughes of the North western Baseball league announces the curtailment of the league base ball season, which will close Sunday September 13, instead of September 28, as scheduled. The early closing is due to the war situation in British Columbia, which has reduced attend ance at baseball games and all amuse ments to an unprofitable point. J. Donohue, commanding officer, pre scribes rules for the conduct of Butte. All saloons are ordered closed until further notice and public gatherings of any character are forbidden without permission of the commanding offi cer. Women are not permitted on the streets after 8 o'clock in the evening nor before 6 o'clock in the mornings. Even the courts are closed and it is commanded that all cases of law vio lations will be tried by the militia authorities. The proclamations were spread broadcast. No disturbances thus far have occured. Major Donohue formally notified the newspaper offices of the city tonight | that they were under censorship from j midnight on. HAINES LEADS IN IDAHO PRIMARIES. Early Figures Show Brady For U. S. Senate—Hawley Likely to Lead Democrats in Senate Contest— Alexander for Governor. In the state primaries held Tuesday in Idaho to nominate the party choices for United States senator, two repre g ]ower hQuse and a ücket gcatterl returns show Governor John M . Haines is in the republlcall nomination for governor He ha8 2743 flrst and 8econd choice votes to 2148 for Lewis. The returns for all candidates in hand Include the most populous coun «es in north and south Idaho, but are j necessarily very incomplete. For United States senator, republic in!»n ; Senator James H Brady h s a to tal of more than 2300 votes to about 1800 each for French and Gooding. Addison G. Smith, republican aspir I congressman, seems certain of , renomlnatioll> whlle R . 0 . Jones is in the running for the other congres sional nomination. George R. Barker of Sandpoint, re publican candidate for the nomina tion for attorney general, and H. H. Taylor, for lieutenant governor, are running strong. Byron F. Defenbach, republican, for treasurer, appears to have a fighting chance, although fig ^ ures are too indefinite to make any serious estimate. Hawley for Senate. On the democratic ticket James H. Hawley shows 817 to 545 for John F. Nugent for United States senator. For governor Moses Alexander shows 670 to 160 for B. W. Clark. Democratic congressmen Dunning and Forney are in the lead with Miller, the third man in the race, considerably behind. Koenigsberg Taken, Is Report. London, Aug. 31.—The Chronicled St. Petersburg correspondent sends the unofficial report that the Russian forces, hotly pursuing the (German army, succeeded during the confusion in entering the city of Koenigsberg, East Prussia, on the heels of the en emy and securing command of the town and fortress. 5000 Germans to 700 British. Paris, Aug. 30.—The Figaro prints an article eulogizing the resistance of fered at Tournai by 700 British troops against 5000 Germans. Only 300 of the British troops returned to Cam brai, it says, the rest having fallen on the battlefield. i Object to Our Buying Ships. Washington, Aug. 31.—Great Brit ain, France and Russia have advised the United States informally that they would look with disfavor on the pur chase by this government of German merchant steamers to relieve condi tions growing out of the European war and to build up an American merchant marine. Big Livestock Entry. With many over 150 entries in the various livestock departments cattle, horses, sheep and swine, the Spokane Interstate fair this fall will present the best array of livestock ever seen In the Inland Empire. Francis Joseph's Health Good. Vienna Austria.—It is learned from a reliable source that the health of Emperor Francis Joseph is perfectly satisfactory and that he has been quite well since the war began.