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The Great ALASKAN ALASKAN daily ^ '_| LARGEST ALASKAN CIRCULATION ‘ PUBLISHED DAILY E ..... ADVERTISEMENTS BRING RE>1 LTb ______— -----— — ————— X«k Cent* the Copj SEWARD. THE GATEWAY TO ALASKA, ESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 19U______ Vol. 10. No, 3-> i ' ■» . — —-- -- i ITALY’S KING REPORTED WOUNDED; BATTLE VET RAGES AT HARTMAN’S; 80 TOST ON BIG LINER’ — CONGRESSMAN NOW CHARGED NEW YORK. Dec. 28.—Congressman Buchanan, the labor member from Illinois, has been indicted with six others on the charge of conspiracy in connection with activities in the labors ol the National l’eace Council. One of the other six is no less a person than David Lamar, the “Wolf of Wall Street." It is charged that they obtain ed two million dollars from the Teuton representatives in this country and spent it with a view to crippling muni tions factories and causing strikes. SENSATIONAL ITALIAN TALK BERLIN. Dec. 28.—Sensational reports are current in northern Italy that King Emmanuel has been wounded by an Austrian grenade and that he has been removed to a hospital, and that another general high in command in the Italian army has been executed for maintaining close relations with the enemy. The most sensational fact is, however, the statement that a third of the people of Italy have grown weary of the war. So strong is opinion grow ing to lx* against the war that only the coming of a strong leader would be required to force the government to negotiate for a separate peace. BIG WEILERKOPF FIGHT RAGING LONDON, Dec. 28—The German officers are fight ing in the front rank with men in the terrific battle which is still raging for possession of Hartman’s Weilerkopf. Twenty-three German officers and fourteen hundred of the German rank and file were captured yesterday on the summit but the battle still proceeds with fury. It is the biggest battle fought on the western front since the gen eral allied offensive. ANOTHER FRENCH LINER GONE PARIS, Dec. 28.—The French liner Villa de la Ciotta has been sunk with the loss of eighty lives by a Teutonic submarine and the vessel is said to have been destroyed and the lives taken for no other reason than that the French chief of staff was supposed to l>e aboard. TO CLEAR SUBMARINE AFFAIRS BERLIN, Dec. 28.—It is believed that the entire sub marine question will be cleared up in a few days. It is announced that the course of the reply to the Ancona note will be “satisfactory and final." While this announcement is not official it is regarded as being practically so and as meaning that Austria grants all the demands of the United States, and with the agreement of Germany. BOY-ED TAKES BRIDE NEW YORK, Dec. 28.—Captain Boy-Ed, the with drawn German naval attache. Colonel House, the Presi dent’s friend, and Brand Whitlock, ambassador to Bel gium, returned to Europe today. It is stated that Boy-Ed is taking across a bride from this side but this is not posi tively sure. The return of Brand Whitlock to Brussels shows that Germany has not demanded his withdrawal. OPERATION FOR KAISER LONDON, Dec. 28.—Swiss advices are to the effect that the kaiser will undergo an operation to the throat in Switzerland. Berlin does not, however, confirm this but continues to deny that his condition is at all serious. CARNEGIE DENIES RUMOR NEW YORK, Dec. 28.—Andrew Carnegie denies the report front Amsterdam that he has given twelve millions to the Belgian relief fund. He declines to state how much he did give, however. RUSSIANS SINK SUBMARINE 'I PETROGRAD, Dec. 28.—It is officially announced that a Russian destroyer has sunk a hostile submarine in tht Black Sea. The names of the vessel are not given. ❖ WAR ODDITIES ♦ * - * LONDON—Families who have gain ed their livlihood on the East coast by “shrimping” for 180 years have had their industry cut off for the first time by the war and are in poverty. LONDON—A recruiting incident is told from a large recruiting station ! where a man anxious to join the army was quizzed about his religion. He had none but was anxious to oblige, promptly asking the recruiting officer what particular religion he was short | of. He was enlisted without religion. AMSTERDAM—Dutch customs of ficials at Beek seized. enormous quantities of fats and oils about to be smuggled into Germany disguised as rolls of paper. With Heart and Voice Americans Join in Congratulating President and Mrs. \\ ilson THli BRIDE AND GROOM OE THE WHITE HOUSE. PRESIDENT Ml SUES ON HIS BIRTHDAY HOTSPR1NGS, Va., Dec. 28.—The President is lifty-nine years of age today. He celebrated the event by walking through deep snow with Mrs. j Wilson for nine miles along the eoun- i try roads. The depth of the snow can be guagtsi from the fact that automobile riding had to be abandoned. » — " -■* PERMANENT PEACE FOR MEXICO NEAR; EL PASO, Dec. 25.—It is believed here that permanent peace is near at hand in Mexico. All reports go to show that Villa’s soldiers are joining the Carranza forces in large numbers. Villa himself is still hid away and his whereabouts remains a mystery. Alaska Boats Not Able To Come Up _____ | Admirals Sebree and ( lark Run to ' West indies Until ( anal Opens. SEATLE, Dec. 28.—The Pacific Coast Steamship Company are pur chasing the San Francisco Steamship Ravalli to place her on the South eastern Alaska run in place of the Delhi. The Pacific Alaska Nav. co. has chartered the new ships bought by it to the West India sugar trade owing to the impossibility of getting them through the closed up Panama canal. These two ships are the ones that had been named Admiral Sebree and Ad miral Clark. They will reach Seattle by the first of May, however, and get on the run for which they were in tended. That is for Southwestern Alaska. STEEL CARS SAVED THE PASSENGERS URBANA, Ohio, Dec. 28.—'Two Pennsylvania flyers crashed into each other head on last night near the city and three trainmen were killed out right. Several others were injured but the steel cars saved the passen gers from death. JAPS SCARED BY LOSS OF THEIR BIG LINER TOKIO, Dec. 28.—The Nippon Y’uen Kaisha, owners of the Yashaka Maru which was sunk by a submarine re cently in the Mediterranean, have announced that all future sailings will be via Good Hope instead of the Suez Canal. SCHMIDT TRIAL NEARLY IN HANDS OF THE JURY LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28.—The trial of Schmidt, the alleged dynamite conspirator, will probably go to the hands of the jury tomorrow. Children! Remember the party at i the Episcopal church tonight FRIENDS OF FORD PLAN FEAR HIS SHIP MAY BE INTERNED. ... —, ■ ■ ■■ ■ .... , I . rr.. ■—-n I While Henry Ford and the followers and supportors of his "peace mission” held firmly to the belief that he could initiate effective peace negotiatlonu by means of his ship Oscar II., critics of the plan said the Oscar II. stands a fair chance of capture by a British cruiser and interment In the bleak port of Kirkwall. Orkney islands. The Oscar II. is bound first for Christiania. Norway, and its route lies north of Scotland, as shown in No. 2 of the accompanying picture. No. 1 is the peace palace at The Hague, which city the Ford party plans to visit; Nos 3 and 4 are respectively Messrs. Bryn, Norwegian minister to the United States, and Kltter, Swiss minister, who have both spoken sympathetically of the Ford plan ] ___ t ~ "" »> •> ❖ ❖ ❖ FORD PARTY MAY * ❖ STAY IN SWEDEN * ❖ - t * I STOCKHOLM, Dec. 28.—The re ception by the Swedish people of the Ford party has been friendly and it is believed that a permanent peace committee will be established at Stockholm. Ford has wirelessed here that his health is improving and that he will provide the sum of two million dollars for the benefit of the perman ent board. PARTY TONIGHT The St. Peter’s Episcopal church will give a children’s party tonight at the church parlors from 7:30 to 0:30 to the children and their parents. Re freshments will be served and a jolly good time is assured everyone. Everyone is cordially invited to at tend. EVANS BACK THURSDAY The Evans sailed for the west at 5 o’clock this morning and is due to ar rive in Seward on her way south Thursday morning. She took the fol lowing people to Seldovia; J. Hend rix, A. M. Michaelson, H. S. Schaffer, F. L. Neph and A. W. Brown. •> •> <♦ •> ❖ ❖ •> ❖ *> ❖ *> •> TUMULTY DOES * * GALLANT STUNT * ♦ — * WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.—While a father was packing a son with a broken leg yesterday Joseph P. Tum ulty, secretary to President Wilson, drove up an an automobile and pick ing both up he lit out for the hospi tal at the Whitehouse. The secretary declares that the kid was so tickled with the ride that he forgot the leg altogether. MASONS ELECT OFFICERS The Valdez Masonic Lodge, No. 168, whose jurisdiction embraces Seward and Anchorage, has elected the fol lowing officers for the ensuing year; Fred M. Brown, Worshipful Master; F. G. Davis, Senior Warden; Walter M. Elliot, Junior Warden; Arthur Lang, Treasurer; Ed. Wood Secre tary. EVANS ARRIVES The Admiral Evans arrived this morning at 1 o’clock with 155 tons of freight for this city and the following passengers: Mrs. C. A. Myers, J. O’Day, C. H. Moore, K. C. Stoddard and W. H. Gibbon. » THOMAS RIGGS OFFERS LIFE I GIVES QUART OF BLOOD TO WIFE AND IS NEARLY DEAD. WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.—Thomas Riggs, Jr., member of the government Alaska Engineering Commission brought himself to unconsciousness and to the point of death last even ing when he gave a quart of his blood to save the life of his wife who had just given birth to a baby. The arteries of the wife and husband were opened in the arms and spliced to gether. They remained in that posi tion until consciousness returned. The husband is very weak still but cheer ful while Mrs. Riggs is on the fair way to recovery. The baby is a husky one. CANNOT TELL NATION THAT SANK JAP LINER WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.—Whether there was an American aboard the Japanese liner Yasaika Maru or not seems to make little difference now as it has been found impossible to prove the nationality of the sub mar'* e that sank her. The state de partment is now investigating. Every effort so far has faded to discover the submaiine or tell what she was and I the Teutonic powers have failed to make any admission. SIX MEN WHOSE BUSINESS IT IS TO BE LOCKED I P WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.—Part of the job of six employes of the com merce department is to be locked up, incommunicado, for several hours two or three times a month. They are the men who get out the census reports on cotton, copper and such things. At G a. m. of the day the report is to be issued, the men are locked in a room. Then the telegrams, from which their report is compiled are handed in to them. They complete the report, and keep it in the locked room until the hour it is to be given out. The room is so constructed that no signal can be given from it. At the last minute it is taken to the census bureau of the department and flashed by wire to the public. Then the prisoners are released. This plan was devised several years ago following scandals in which it was alleged that Wall street speculat ors “made a cleaning” by obtaining U. S. reports a few minutes early. — ENFORCEMENT OF PROHIBITION SALEM, Ore., Dec. 28.—Plans for the strict enforcement of statewide prohibition, effective January 1, were discussed at a meeting of all the pros ecuting attorneys of the state in the attorney general’s office here today. Technical phases of the law were dis cussed. FIGURE ON CARRYING NOME MAIL THIS WAY It Is Stated Indirectly That Colone’ Revell Will Soon Make Trip to Kaltag. It is stated on very good authority that the postal department has decid ed to test the trail between Seward and Kaltag with a view to carrying the winter mails to Seward Peninsula over the route now followed from Iditarod. The change of route has often been spoken of and it is well known that the route by Seward is shorter by hundreds of miles, but now, it is stated, Colonel Revell may soon make the trip to Kaltag to investigate trail conditions. Miss Elizabeth Harrington, the government teacher at Ellamar, is - taking the round trip westward on the Admiral Evans. MODERN HOTEL TOR SEWARD HUNDRED THOUSAND COMPAN Y ORGANIZED AND HOTEL WILL BE UP BY JULY 1916. In a letter written at Spokane to the Gateway by Ben Labaree he says that his plans for Seward’s new hotel are completed and that if everything goes as it is going now Seward will have a modern four story hotel by July 1916. The company is organized for a hundred thousand dollars and Mr. Labaree says they have secured one of the leading hotelmen of Seat tle to take the management. The first money was put up December 18. THE $400,000 MINED IN LESS THAN TWO MONTHS Bob Griflis Turns Up His Nose at that Airship Falk From Down Below. The four hundred thousand dollars worth of gold brought over from the Iditarod was mined between the 22nd of September and the 17th of November. The whole consignment was lodged in the vaults of the Bank of Seward. Bob Griflis, the veteran packer, had his attention drawn to the story re produced in the Gateway some time ago to the effect that a man is now preparing an airship in California to make the run. “Aw,” says Bob, and he said something stronger before proceeding to explain how a man up in the air who could beat a team of huskies would freeze in the wind made by him, anyhow, when the weather was the real thing. Huerta Very III And Goes To Wife Condition Said to be so Serious That He Could Not Live in Jail. EL PASO, Dec. 28.—Huerta was removed from jail today and taken to the home of his wife in a condition which is admittted to be serious but which is believed to be far more seri ous than stated as its true nature has not been given out by the authorities. The guards, however, havo been sta tioned around the house as he is still a prisoner. ARCTIC BROTHERHOOD TO GIVE MINSTRELS The Arctic Brotherhood held last night one of the most enthusiastic meetings it has ever had in Seward at which it was decided to pull off a rousing Irish Minstrels on St. Pat ricks Day, March 17th. No definite plans were made but a committee was appointed to take charge of the mat ter. The committeemen are: J. J. Finnegan, Joe Badger and L. L. James, Jr. Some celebration will be given February 26th at the A. B. Hall in memory of the Anniversary of the Arctic Brotherhood lodge and it was also decided to give a series of dances at the new hall to last indefinitely. A large number of fellows turned out last night to the meeting, which was full of pep and enthusiasm and looks as if the A. B.'s have gone to the front and propose to stay there. REPUBLICANS ADOPT BY-LAWS AND RULES The Republicans of Seward met last night for the purpose of receiving the report of the committee on bye laws and constitution. The proposed bye-laws and constitution were read in detail and unanimously adopted. The special committee was made up of J. J. Finnegan, chairman; L. L. James, Jr., and J. A. Bruner.