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The Grsac | ASK AN ALASKAN daily __I , _ LARGEST ALASKAN CIRCULATION advertisements bi;i\<; resitis published daily except .sunda . VoL 10, No. 41 REPORTS KAISER STRICKEN DUMB BY CANCER ft /p ff\ ff\ *p 1\ W 'P *P (R W W <1* ***#>#* *'*®* *®^^* AUSTRIANS EVACUATE CITY OF CZERNOWITZ FRANCE RELEASES THE GERMANS TAKEN FROM AMERICAN STEAMER SAYS KAISER HAS CANCER PARIS, Jan. 5.—In spite of all denials Le Matin to day repeats the statement that Kaiser Wilhelm is suffer ing from cancer of the throat and that for several days he has even been unable to speak. So serious is his condi tion, according to the great daily paper, that his end can not long he postponed. EVA Cl ATE CZE R N OWITZ PETROGRAD, Jan. 5.—The Austrian army has evacuated the city of Czernowitz, the capital of Bukowina, the Russians having captured the heights dominating it and making the holding of it an impossibil ity while our forces maintained their ground. Our of fensive is reported to be proceeding in that region with the most promising success. FRANCE RELEASES GERMANS WASHINGTON, Jan. 5.—France has ordered the ini mediated release of the Germans who were removed from the American steamship on the high seas by the French cruiser Descartes. The order for release is the answer to the United States request and ends what promised for a time to be a most serious matter. France unreservedly admits that taking the men off neutral ships is an act not upheld by international law. TURKS WILL TACKLE EGYPT ATHENS, Jan. 5.—According to the best informed opinion in Europe the Turkish army is now being actually set in motion for the advance on the Suez Canal and Egypt. The Teutonic powers have decided to leave the attack on that kingdom entirely in the hands of the Otto man army but with the aid and direction of German offi cers. Two lines of railroad have been all but completed to take the Turkish troops and supplies across the desert and the country to the south. The belief is gaining strength that the agreement arrived at between the Cen tral powers is that Bulgaria will be given a great part of Turkey in Europe, if not Constantinople itself, while Egypt will become an integral portion of the Turkish em pire. This would involve the quitting of Europe by the Turks and the revival practically, of the Byzantine em pire under Czar Frederick of Bulgaria but would make Turkey a world power. It is also said to be the ambition of the Turks to carry their conquests to Tripoli, Algiers and the whole northern coast of Africa. One million Turkish troops well equipped are declared to be ready for the great enterprise. z FIGHTING IN ALBANIA VIENNA, Jan. 5.—The Bulgarians are advancing steadily across Albania towards the Adriatic with the remnants of the Serbian army retreating before them. The Austrians are moving south and expect to form a juncture after the expected fall of Cettinje, the Montene grin capital, which will soon be completely invested. The Italians have not yet left the Albanian coast and may not attempt to aid the Serbs, so following the course they have pursued since the beginning. Italy still apparently refuses to open war against any power but Austria for reasons which can only be guessed at. RUSSIANS PRESSING HARD BERLIN, Jan. 5.—The official communication is is sued this morning that the Russians are making the most desperate efforts to break through the Austrian line on the Galician frontier around Czernowitz but the result is not stated. These efforts are being put forward unques tionably with a view to impressing the Balkans and par ticularly for the purpose of removing if possible the Austro-Hungarians from the Roumanian border. That Russia has no intention of starting a general offensive campaign at present is believed here in military circles. BRITISH DIG IN LONDON, Jan. 5.—The British army which recently retired from the Bagdad region has now taken up strong positions near Kut-el-Amara and is safely dug in. The Tigris is in our hands from that region to its mouth and reinforcements are being hurried from India with the in tention of renewing the advance temporarily. Only a quarter of the force which retired before the Turks was British, the remainder being made up of native Indian troops. To Be Ready for j Railroad Work in Springtimei | The Engineering Commission is still keeping up the work along tlic railroad track with the intention of keeping the road open to Mile 74 so as to be ready to start in first thing in Spring from that point. The road will be kept clear of snow all winter and estimates are now being prepared for submission to the Commission for their final decision this winter. En gineer in Charge Weir returned from a trip over the line yesterday. Two section crews are at work between Six and Twelve clearing the line and one bridge crew is replacing old tim bers and repairing in the same local ity. S. W. Colwell, the assistant en gineer, has finished his work for the winter in making some changes, eli minating curvature and reducing grades on the present constructed line between Miles Six and Twenty-seven. Probably other changes will be made next spring. Three cross section parties are now at work on Turnagain Arm under the direction of C. R. Breck. The first is at Kern creek, the second at Glacier and the third at Potter. PROHIBITION CAUSES DEATH THREE SEATTLE PEOPLE EN ABLE TO GET WHISKEY TAKE WOOD ALCOHOL. — SEATTLE, Jan. 5.—Because the enforcement of the prohibition law in this city prevented them from se curing whiskey three people,, one a woman, are dead here today. The three people are Edith M. Burdette, Jerry Brown and Jack Mullen. TTir* same story is true of all three. Ov. * come by an unconquerable desire for liquor they got hold of wood alcohol to kill their cravings and drank it. Death came quickly in all cases. NOTED PILOT DEAD SEATTLE, Jan. 5.—Captain H. P. Fish, a retired pilot who was known in all the principal ports of the world, died here last night. SCHEMAN HEINCK'S SON DEAD SAN DIEGO, Jan. 5.—Hans, the son of Madame Schumann Heinck, died here today of pneumonia. NO SERVICE TONIGHT There will be no service this even ing at St. Peter’s because of the wind. PROMINENT MEMBERS OF FORD PEACE PARTY ^MMBpar b .. 1 60V. L.B HAHN A, NORTH DAKOTA, 2 REV C FAKED 3 MRS BOISSEVAIH.^. BfVfRti RtID FOfZD~ Photos by American Press Association. IBefore the hour of the departure of Henry Ford’s peace ship. Oscar II., from Hoboken for Europe, with the Detroit man's party which hoped to find a way of ending the war, It was announced that William J. Bryan expected to Join the party soon, probably when the pilgrlfnage reaches The Hague. This Information was given out by Mr. Bryan himself, who came from Miami, Fla., to bid Mr. Ford and his companions godspeed on the Journey and to assure them of his unquali fied indorsement of their project. Mr. Bryan went to Hoboken to shake every pilgrim by the hand. The number of voyagers was given out as 140. including fifty-four newspaper correspondents and three moving picture photographers. Prominent among the travelers were Mrs. Inez Milholland Bolssevaln, the famous suffragist; (lovernor L. B. Hanna of North Dakota and the Kev Charles F. Aked. the born English clergyman who was formerly pastor of tho Fifth Ave nue Baptist church of New York and who now officiates in San Francisco.] SALOONS TRY i TO EVADE LAW SEATTLE MEN SELL SUBSTI TUTES FOR BEER AND WILL B E P ROSE C U T E I). SEATTLE, Jan. 5.—The authorities have decided to prosecute the saloon men who have started selling “Life stair” and other substitutes for beer since the prohibtion law went into ef fect last Saturday. The trials of the cases will be regarded as test cases 10 prove whether substitutes come under the law or not. The most extraordinary results have been noted for the past few days since the saloons were closed. Numerous instances have been noted in which men turned into saloons for a drink in moments of absent mind edness, only to find when they got inside that soft drinks were the best they could hope. for. The whole at mosphere of the city seems to have undergone a peculiar change which can, however, hardly be described. There is apparently no general at tempt to evade tt e law. CHAMBER COMMERCE There will be a short meeting of the. Chamber of Commerce tnnight at the Fire Hall, commencing at 8 o’clock. GERMANS MOVE EAST STOCKHOLM, Jan. 5—A large movement of Ger man troops through East Prussia towards Riga is report ed and it is assumed that Germany will renew its offen sive in that quarter to offset the pressure now being brought to bear by Russia against the Austrians on the Bukowina border. WESTERN BATTLE ENDS PARIS, Jan. 5.—The battle for the possession of Hartman’s Weilerkopf has apparently come to an end for the present with the advantage about even. Only artillery engagements are reported from other parts of the west ern front ... 1 ♦ U. S. HAS MEN BY MILLIONS MILITARY REPORTS SHOW 17, 000.000 OF MILITARY AGE HERE. WASHINGTON, Jan. 5.—Reports from the military authorities have been issued and today it is announc ed that they show the United States to possess seventeen million men of military age. Commenting on this the newspapers declare that it means that this nation would have at least twelve million able bodied men to draw from should it ever become necessary to call out the full strength ’ of the nation. -- Asquith Calls For Another Million Introduces Bill and Says Britain More Determined Than Ever. LONDON, Jan. 5. — Premier Asquith introduced a bill this after non in the house of commons for the calling of another million men to the colors. The men will be drawn accord ing to the recent regulations. In his speech the prime minister declared that Britain, conscription or no con-* scription, will use every man neces sary. TRIED TO COMMIT SUICIDE IN ST. PETER’S 11 ■ ROME, Jan. 5.—The Basilica of St. Peter’s has been closed because An tonio Giovanolla attempted to commit suicide there last evening. It will be re-opened after having been re-con secrated. A. W. Jones has closed down the Palace lunch counter. It will prob ably open under new management in the spring. t RUSSIANS ROLL BACK TEUTONS PETROGRAD SAYS ENEMY IS FALLING BACK OVER FIFTY M I L E F R 0 N T. LONDON, Jan. 5.—Reports from Petrograd this afternoon announce that the Russians are rolling back the Teutons along a fifty' mile front in the greatest mid-winter battle of the whole war. The advantage is declar ed to be resting everywhere with the Russian arms and conditions are simi lar to those which prevailed when Russia swept over Galicia before. Hundreds of thousands of men 're en gaged on both sides a??u the rcus sians are prcfectly equipped. Says Austrians Killed Grand Duke The Leader of Transylvania Makes a Sensational Charge. BUCHAREST, Jan. 5.—That Count Stephen Tisza, the premier of Hun gary, and other highly placed Austro Hungarian officials were the actual assassins of Grand Duke berdinand is the statement issued to the world to day by M. Locale, the leader of the Transylvanian people. Locale de clares that the assassination was brought about as an excuse to con quer Serbia when the Teutonic em pires had made full preparation for war. The statement was made as a reply to the announcement that the Bulgarians had captured papers which showed that the Serbian government ai d Prince Alexander of Serbia ha 1 been parties to the crime that brought about the grea« conflict. Heine Haasch was unable to attend to his duties at the hardware depart ment of Brown & Hawkins today be cause of the grippe. BUSY SESSION FOR CONGRESS SMALLER DEMOCRATIC MAJORI TY WILL MAKE THE CON TEST MORE INTERESTING WASHINGTON’, Jan. 3.—The legis lative program, already largely fram ed promises unusual factional strife, the fate of two or three political parties being at stake and presidential prospects, with many booms due for puncturing, involved. Shortly after congress me**ts an nual conferences of republican and democratic committees are scheduled to begin firing heavy artillery of the next Presidential campaign. Legislation provoked by war condi tions promises to monopolize atten tion. The administration plans to ex pedite passage of a n>. olution on ex tending the war tax at least another year. It expired Dec. 31. Another resolution for prompt action will b<* that continuing the tariff on sugar, iow scheduled to go on the free list in May. Woman suffrage hosts are planning a monster demonstration at the open ing of Congress. Increased appropri ations for the army and navy are re garded as certain. The administra tion’s Mexican policy is due for an alysis. The discussion will determine how important an issue it will he in the presidential campaign. Another big battle over the govern ment ship purchase bill is believed in evitable because of division among Democratic House leaders. Among the political developments impending will be the extent of Republican and Hull Moose—amalgamation and the degree of unity in the Democratic party. The House is expected to be the arena of the sharpest controversies, the overwhelming Democratic major ity there of the last Congress being cut to a scant 25. The appearance of new democratic leaders there and the return of republican veterans like “Uncle Joe” Cannon, William Mc Kinley and “Nick” Longworth, lend interest. HOW PARTIES NOW STAND BIG REDUCTION IN DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY IN LOWER HOUSE. WASHINGTON, Jan. 5.—As com plemented today, the result of con gressional elections in November, 1914, the democratic majority in the senate was increased from 13 to 16. In the house it was reduced from 143 to 25. The new senate lineup today was: democrats, 56; republicans, 40. The new house: democrats, 230; re publicans, 196; progressive, 7; social ists, 1; independents, 1. The last house had 286 democrats, 125 republi cans, 17 progressives and 1 independ ent. For the first time since the 62nd congress the socialist party was again represented today, Meyer London of New York being the member. WALLACE IRWIN MARRIED LOUISVILLE, Jan. 5. —Wallace Irwin, the famous writer, and Miss Laotia McDonald, a noted Louisiville belle, were married here this after noon. ALAMEDA FRIDAY The Alameda is due to sail from Cordova at midnight tonight and is due*to arrive in Seward early Friday morning.