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The Terminus of Alaska’s Thirty-five Million Dollar Government Owned Railroad System
i,.r Ten Cents the Copy V«l *, No. 217 SEWARD, THE GATEWAY TO AI.VSKA, S.MI UI>AV Jl N !'• 2fi. l.H;>.----.- -- BULGARIA CALLS OUT ITS WARRIORS AND WILL LIGHT GERMANS AFTER PARIS LONDON, June 26.—That the real campaign in the west is soon to begin is made evident by the fact that the Germans have now started moving great bodies of troops from the eastern front with the obvious intention of be ginning what they describe as the drive against Paris. Hundreds of thousands of veterans have been detached from the Teutonic forces in Galicia and Poland, according to the information received, and most of the railroads in Germany are being used to transport them westward. Military experts think that a movement on so large a scale will at least give the Russians a breathing spell, while compelling the British to put forth their most mighty efforts to stay the avalanche which all expect to be let loose in France and Belgium. Very little hope is entertained in British military circles that the Russians can never again be as formidable as they were in the earlier stages of the conflict. While the war office refuses to give out any newrs as to the movement of British tioops it is understood that large forces have been prepared foi such a contingency and will be rushed to the continent to meet the expected onslaught. BULGARIA WILL FIGHT ROME, June 26.—Bulgarian participation in the war against the Teutons is inevitable and already the call to the colors has been sent out by the government. In order to defeat Turkey and open the way to Russian imports of munitions, Bulgaria is believed to have been offered im mense concessions of territory* as through Bulgaria Con stantinople can be most surely reached. EXPLODE GERMAN DEPOT LONDON. June 26.—British aviators have exploded a German ammunition depot and a train near Roulers, Belgium. Fifty German soldiers were killed and the lo^ in war material was very high. 1 he aviators were attack ed but managed to make their escape after accomplishing the work. AMSTERDAM, June 26.—Immense trains of artil lery are now being shipped by the Germans from Essen to Poland and are undoubtedly intended for use in the at tack on W arsaw which all Europe expects to see launched with renewed furv now that the Teutons have proven the weakness of Russia in other fields. The guns have recent ly been manufactured and are sad to be the most power ful siege artillery yet brought into play- News has also been received that" tremendous activity prevails all over Germany and stupendous events may be looked tor soon. GERMAN PARTY FOR PEACE BERLIN, June 26.—Leaders of the Social Democratic party have issued appeals to the government to bring about peace. They declare that Germany can now make peace proposals without being misunderstood as Russia has been virtually defeated and the allies must recognize the futility of the attempt to crush the Teutonic empires. No effort "has been made by the government or the kaiser to suppress this movement but. on the other hand, no of ficial notice has been taken of it. SAN FRANCISCO, June 26.—The prosecutor states that recruiting American citizens here for the British armyr was a violation of American neutrality and subject ed those who were guilty of it to fine and imprisonment. The matter will soon be decided by the grand jury. STOP U. S. RECRUITS CHICAGO, June 26.—Seven carloads of Serbians bound for the war were examined by the United States author ities here todav and all Americans found amongst them were taken off.* The Serbians are going home in answer to a call from their government to join the colors in pre paration for a renewal of the campaign against Austria. NO CHANGE DARDANELLES PARIS, June 26.—No change has been reported in the Dardanelles but it is unofficially stated that the allies have made their position more secure by advancing to better ground in spite of determined opposition. The Turkish fire is far better than it was in the Balkan war and this is supposed to be due to the presence of German officers in large numbers. The fighting in the Baltic provinces is proceeding indecisively but severe battling is reported in Poland where the Germans are again striv ing to advance on Warsaw. The feeling here is that if the Russians did not have munitions enough to stay the Teutons in Galicia they will suffer from a similar want in other parts of the eastern line, although military men ex press the belief that Russia might have decided to keep its larger supplies for use in the district whose defense is regarded as of more importance. LANE SAYS R. R. NOT AFFECTED ALASKA NORTHERN WILL BE Tl'RNED OVER IN SHITE OK LITIGATION. ■ - ft # WASHINGTON, June 16.—Discuss I ing the suit to secure a portion of the proceeds of the sale of the Alaska Northern railway by those interested in the old Alaska Central railway Secretary of Interior Franklin K. Lane said that it will in no wise affect the government’s interest in the tran saction. “It is a suit/’ said Mr. Lane, “be tween parties who are interested in the division of the purchase price, and there is no question raised as to the legality of the transfer of the Alaska Northern to the government. “It appears to me that those who brought suit are not satisfied with the arrangement made for the division of the proceeds, and fear that they will not get their just share of the money to be paid by the government. It will not, therefore, interfere with the gov ernment’s plan for the purchase of the road. The government will turn the purchase price over to a receiver, if the court appoints one, and will take title just as if no suit had been brought.’' ❖ <* •> •> •> ❖ ❖ ❖ ❖ o ❖ EVELYN THAW IS * ❖ FI LLY SHOWN I P. * ❖ - * NEW YORK, June 25.—The testi mony produced in the case of Harry Thaw this afternoon showed con clusively that Evelyn Nesbit Thaw was not a virtuous woman before she met Stanford White and that, there fore, Thaw had no right to shoot White with the excuse that he had brought the woman to shame. The evidence during the whole afternoon dealt with this phase of the subject. The prosecution mercilessly exposeo the wretched woman and evidently had followed up her record to the smallest detail. COTTER AND SWEAZY KILL BROWN BEARS. On the day before yesterday at Stetson creek, Ben Sweazy and George Cotter killed two brown bears. The first bear when sighted was com ing towards the hunters. After shoot* ing him and while they were looking him over another brown bear was seen coming in their direction, apparently intending an offensive movement, but the second was also killed. They al so killed black bears during the pres ent trip. WILL ANCHORAGE BE INCORPORATED.? The question has arisen as to whether Anchorage can be incorporat ed or not after the sale of lots. It is stated that the people over there have decided to incorporate and run their own municipal affairs instead of hav ing them under the control of the fed eral government. The question as to the ability to incorporate comes from the fact that most of the real property will probably not have been fully paid for until the lapse of the five years period. Owing to an oversight by the Film Supply Company, Lucille Love will not be shown at the Casino tonight. The attraction for tonight is a three reel feature, “Sleeping Beauty” taken from the story in Grim’s Fairy Tales. 4T CHIGNIK—AN ACTIVE SALMON FISHING CENTER ZAPATA WINS MEXICO CITY DRIVES CARRANZA FORCES FROM CAPITAL AND IS NOW IN FULL POSSESSION. — VERA CRUZ, June 25.—The Zupataistus have driven the Carranza istas from Mexico City and are now reported to be in full possession, j After the artillery duel reported yes terday, it is said, the Zapata forces j attacked the outer parts of the city and drove in the enemy. Later the resiegers advanced hut their oppon ents apparently decided not to try to hold the capital, either because they were loath to have it wrecked or be cause they Cared being surrounded. They retreated into the open country and are believed to be marching in this direction but this cannot be vouched for. WASHINGTON, June 26.—Reports from Mexico City this morning in dicate that the famine conditions are growing worse all the time and that a frightful amount of suffering is oc curring. Owing to the grave state into which the people of the capital have fallen the authorities fear for the safety of the foreigners resident in Mexico City. There is a strong be lief that matters have reached so ter rible a stage in the affairs of the neighboring republic that some change must come quickly. •> •> •> $ ❖ ALL-ALASKA REVIEW * * COMES OCT MONDAY. ❖ The second or June issue of the All-Alaska Review will be on sale Monday. The second issue features the railroad and various matters con nected with the undertaking. The finest illustrations of Anchorage yet to be seen anywhere have been secur ed at great expense. One of these cuts gives a panoramic view of the new city across two pages of the Re view and another gives the whole rail road route with distances marked and the -hole country described in detail. Articles of an instructive kind have been secured from some of the most prominent men of the territory, par ticularly articles on the new mining laws. The general news of Alaska is also featured and the condensed news of each camp, which is proving to be the most interesting department ever published in any Alaskan publication, has been carefully attended to. A new department has also been added. This is a reproduction of the opinions of Alaska on all the important subjects such as government, politics, prohibi tion and othe* questions. On the whole no better souvenir of the new Alaska could be imagined. ASKS RECEIVER FOR CITY OF NASHVILLE. NASHVILLE, June 26.—The comp troller has asked for the appointment of a receiver for the municipality of Nashville. The cause is irregularities in the treasury of the city. ALBERTA HIT BY TORNABO BUSINESS DISTRICT WRECKED AND TOWN OF GRASSY LAKE IS WIPED OUT. REDCLIFF, Alberta, June 26.—A tornado has hit this city and the greater portion of the business dis trict was wrecked The worst damage caused, however, was in the district around the town of Grasslake. The town itself was completely effaced. * The damage in property is at least half a million dollars and scores of casualties resulted bu the details are nte yet known. The exact figures of the dead and injurel will be gathered before the full account is published. MUCH AUSTRALIAN WHEAT. MELBOURNE, June 26.—A record wheat crop is predicted for Australia this year. .;. /. > •> * v ❖ ♦ ❖ DANIELS WANTS NEW * ❖ WEAPONS OF WAR. * . _ <• <* -* NEWPORT, June 26.—Secretary of the navy, Daniels, stated here today that he wants new offensive and de fensive weapons invented for use in protecting American commerce so that this nation might be safe. He also said that American naval experts are now in Europe studying all phases of naval activity for the U. S. government. ANOTHER LOCKOUT IS CHICAGO IS ORDERED. Building Trades Again at War and City is Threatened by Another Strike. CHICAGO, June 26.—A lockout in the building trades has been ordered and the city is again threatened with another of those industrial disturb ances which have recently so badly in terfered with Chicago business inter ests. The builders’ unions have been simmering with revolt for some time but peace has been maintained by part ies who were not directly interested. The matter now seems to have reached a crisis. REFUND OF $1,600 IN COAL CASE. Word has been received by the Juneau Land Office from the secretary of the interior that a refund of $1,600 will be made in the case of G. C. Britton who was refused potent on coal claims which he purchased in tno Bering River district. The case was approved by the Register and Receiv er and was reversed by the Commis sioner of the General Land Office. Britton then appealed to the Secretary of the Interior and, notice of the re fund has been made. Upon investiga tion by the government it was found that the claims which Britton nad pur chased were not coal lands, and the patent was therefore refused. Mrs. Howard, who recently came from Juneau, was taken to the Pioneer hospital this afternoon for treatment for illness. ITALIANS ADVANCE ON ISONZO RIVER ITALIANS ADVANCE ROME, June 26.—The Italians have made a further I advance on the Isonzo river and have captured Clobna. ! The Austrian plan has been clearly to abandon their weak positions near the frontier and to take up stronger places where their chances of success in a general battle would be far greater. The opposition to our advance is admitted to be more determined than it was at the beginning of hostilities. SHIPPING MUNITIONS LEGAL WASHINGTON, June 26.—The government has failed to find anything in international law that makes i the shipping of munitions of war to belligerent nations illegal. Owing to the agitation maintained by the sym pathizers of Germany the state department has made an exhaustive search for such a law. Military experts are now joining manufacturing companies to aid them in pro ducing thebest kinds of guns and munitions generally. TEUTONS ADVANCE IN POLAND. LONDON, June 26—The Teutons are advancing in Poland but the Russians regained some of the ground lost in the region of the Dniester river. The extent of the advances made by the former has not been told nor is it stated whether the forward movement is directly west of Warsaw or not. The people here know that the censor ship of news from the front has tightened more than ever and believe this is due to the seriousness of the condition in which the Russians have been placed. For several days the news front the western front has also been exceeding ly scarce and the public is showing much impatience al though becoming used to official secretiveness. _ CORDOVA WILL NOT PLAY SEWARD TEAM. Impossible to Secure Team in that City at Present for the Fourth of July. A letter was received from the manager of the Cordova baseball team yesterday, stating that it will be impossible to get a team in that city that could make any showing against Seward on July 4, so theie will be no inter-urban game -here on that date, most likely. The chances are, though, that if the two Seward teams were pitted against each other for some sort of a prize we should have a better game than could be ex pected from any visiting team, as visiting teams, in such cases, are hard to get and are usually made up of scrubs anyhow. What’s the matter with letting bygones be bygones and give our own two teams the chance to prove who’s who finally. Individ ual prizes for the winning team might be in order. LIGHTNING BOLTS HIT THE CITY OF PORTLAND. PORTLAND, June 26.—Three bolts of lightning hit the city of Portland today but caused no damage except in the amusement park. Had the bolts struck a populous part of the city the result would have been un doubtedly serious. j FIGUEKA A LIBERAL IS CHILE’S PRESIDENT. SANTIAGO, June 26.—Figuera, a member of the liberal party, has been elected president of Chile. The con test for the presidency was warm but j was carried off regularly and without any political violence. PRICE A LAWYER. Thomas Price, of Cordova, who ran for the territorial senate in the elec- j tion last fall, has been passed by the examining board at Valdez for ad mission to the bar. _____ EVANS DUE THIS EVENING. -- Agent Blue of the Admiral line states that he expects the Evans some time this evening. When the boat left the captain fixed this evening as the $me of return but no word has been heard from the ship since. GOVERNOR’S LIFE IS STILL IX DANGER. Man Who Saved Leo Frank in Con stant Fear That He W ill be Lynched. ATLANTA, June 26.—The govern or’s life is still so seriously menaced because he saved Leo Frank from the gallows that the mayor of this city has ordered all the saloons to close, that the passions of the people may not be further aroused by drink. A strong guard is still being maintained around the residence of the governor and the barricades arc strengthened. ILLINOIS INSISTS ON ITS OWN MARRIAGE LAW. SPRINGFIELD, June 26.—The gov ernor has signed the bill making mar riages in other states that are in violation of the Illinois marriage laws illegal and void. This law provides that if people leave the state of Il linois to get married their marriage will not be recognizedf by this state. ANOTHER SOCIETY ITEM. SEATTLE, June 25.—Since the establishment of the new deadline in this city two thousand “women” have been warned by their landlords to move, according to a statement made today by the prosecutor. This is taken as evidence that the failure to provide a special district causes the moral cancer to spread everywhere. MONEY ORDERS AND CASH FOR ANCHORAGE LOTS. F. A. Boyle, Receiver of the Land Office, Tells What Sort of Money Will be Taken. “The class of payments that will be accepted for town lots in the city of Anchorage is cash and post office money orders.” This is the information given to the Gateway today by Receiver F. A. Boyle of the land office who is also cashier of the townsite sale. Mr. Boyle will go to Anchorage on the next boat. Mr. Boyle also states that post of fice orders should be made payable to “Frank A. Boyle, Receiver,” or to “Receiver of United States Land Office.” No other forms of pay ment than those mentioned can be ac cepted under the law.