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The Crest E iiw w w DAILY ffiT. -DA--LY I - .,,„„„ ..... V «WW <iii\<>.\V LARGEST ALASKAN CIRCULATION A OVER IbK'IKMS ItKING KKSl LTS ___PUBLISHED PA!L\ L.\( 1.1 ....— __SEWARD. ALASK A, SA TI'KDA V, JULY Hi. IHlfi. ____—_len C«nt» the Copy STATE DEPARTMENT DECLARES DEUTSCHLAND SHIP OF PEACE . ... Ji ._ „ . lii ui IN ADMITS BRITISH BAINS BKU1.1N. Jui\ id. — Despite very severe losses, the war oinee announces luda\, oiiicially, the British have sue-j ceeded in ,-enc; ai'mg our lines between I’exieres and Longuevai. gaining ground ineluding 1 rones Wood which tluy. havo occupied. (Note:- - i iii ! c is no map available to show the minor positions ioitgui mr m tin. new allied oll’ensive and it is quite like iy mat m>iiu ot these names ot places may be spelled w rough sometimes in coming over the wires. The places mentioned above a e probably the same as those mentioned in the dispatches yesterday which told oi the British bursting through the Berman line. Dill iSt IILAND NOT WARSHIP \\ ASHING'TON. July 1A—The stale department an nounced ioda\ that it considers tin* German submarine Oeutschlunu a peaceful ship in view of all the facts. In terest continues unabated in the vessel and the thought of the dramatic circumstance of her setting out on the re turn trip is on every mind. Captain Koenig seldom leaves his ship but has received prominent visitors aboard. A careful guard is maintained at his request by the Amen-, can authorities. It is expected that she will steal out un expectedly within a few days. GERMAN RETIRE LINES LONDON. July 15,—A dispatch from Paris reports that the Germans have retired on the French front, which adjoins the British, to the Guiltemore-Albert-Combles railroad. The retreat is made necessary by the British advance which caused* the Gt rman Hank to be exposed un less a retirement was made opposite the French. This is regarded as the most favorable indication of the result of the allied offensive and is accepted as the first move of the Germans in their enforced retreat from France and Bel gium before the trenu udous a’lied drive. The news has l>een received here with tremendous enthusiasm. BRITISH SHIP SUSPECTED NORFOLK, Va., July 15,—The British steamer Junin has gone aground off Cape Henry, not far from the chan nel through which the Deutschland must pass on her com ing dash for the open sea. A coast cutter and several tugs have gone to the assistance of the Junin. Naturally, with the fact of the position of the Deutschland and the na tionality of the Junin before their minds, many people suspect the Junin to have gone ashore for some hidden purpose. One suspicion is that the Junin may he told off to watch the submarine and wireless to warships outside when she passes bv^ SINKS ITALIAN DESTROYER BERLIN, July 15.—An Italian destroyer of the In domite class was sunk last Monday bv an Austrian sub % % marine, according to an official statement by the Austrian admiralty today. t « REBELS TAKE HOLY (TTY CAIRO, Egypt, July 15.—The famous city of Mecca, the most holy place of the Mohammedan world, has sur rendered to the Arabian rebels, according to a dispatch received today. The Turkish garrison of one hundred of ticers. and twenty-live hundred men and one hundred and Tfty officials laid down their arms. The rebellion by the Arabs against the Turks has been proceeding for some time and has recently been gaining great strength. The capture of Mecca was, however, a result hardly expected so quickly. -- ’» Anchorage G. O. 1*. For W ickersham ANCHOKAGH, July 15. -At a mas* meeting last night which wa? attend ed by over live hundred people the ac tion of the Anchorage Kepublican Club in nominating Wickersham anil! repudiating the work of the conven- j tion at Seward was ratified. The meeting also declared in favor of the district primary law. Charles E. Herron is on the way to Valdez, via Seward, to attend the divisional convention there. KAILKOAD WILL NOT TAKE L1QIOK SHIPMENTS An order has been issued here that! liquor shipments for sale by saloons j will not be accepted by the govern-1 inont railroad. The notice also states j that individuals who ship liquor over the road must show that such liquor is not for sale. Employees failing to enforce these rules are threatened with enforced idleness. The order ha.' been f issued, it says, as a consequence of the recent regulations put in effect by Judge Brown. PRICES AT WHICH THE LOTS WILL BE SOLI) In the new advertisement appearing today about the auction of the Bal- i laine lots it will be seen that a re- j served price of $250 to $750 is placed on residence lots, and the price of j business lots is reserved at from $800 to $2,000. People should read the ad-, vertisement today to get posted on the conditions. METHODIST SERVICES j i Tomorrow at the M. E. church atj 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m., services will; be held. The respective subjects will j be used; “Growth” and “Temperance.” Sunday school at 12. An invitation is extended to all to attend these meet ings. C. T. COOK, Pastor. f. S. COLLIER BROKEN IN TWO BY STORM _ CHARLESTON, S. C., July 15.— The naval collier Hector was broken in two fourteen miles southeast of here by yesterday’s storm and was abandoned late last night but the crew j took to the small boats and all were saved. They were taken aboard the tug Wilmington and the lighthouse tender Cypress shortly before day light. MARSHAL’S OFFICE HEARS OF MILDER —— FAIRBANKS.—Chief Deputy Mar shal J. H. Miller received from Deputy J. C. Wood, now in lditarod, with the court party, the following telegram which is self-explanatory: “Charles Grover shot ami killed Thomas Phillip at McGrath on May 27th. At the hearing before Commis sion Green, the defendant was held without bail for the grand jury. In j charge of special officer, Grover ar rived at lditarod today. “WOOD.” It is supposed the case will be sub- ^ mitted to the Ruby grand jury, and if indicted Grover will be tried at Ruby.—Ex. V NO MEN TO BE FOUND * <• v •;* It was impossible this morning *•* ❖ in Seward to liiul lour or list* * v men to work on one of the lug v '*> buildings now being ereeteil in v ❖ the city. llic wages olleml were *•* ❖ and $0 a day. v v v * v v v v v SEW DOCK TO BE C ALLED SEWAKD COMMERCIAL DOCK: It is stated now on the best ot authority, but not officially, that the name of the new dock to be built ini- ; mediately by the Commission will be1 known as the “Seward Commercial J Dock.” It is also rumored that it will have another approach on Sixth avenue in addition to the approach on Kourth. Two great warehouses, it is said, will be nuilt, each of wh.ch will be a hundred by fifty feet ir area. The plans are said to be for dock j one hundred feet in width. MARKING l . S. K. K. The fact that the sign “l'. v*. Hail road” is now being placed on cars, buildings, etc., here indicates that the authorities have finally deci led to give that title to the Alaska Northern anil to all the road. The signs are ap pearing now in several places. W1CKKRSH AM ASKS THAI' FISH H FA KING Mi KFAD In the last mail came from Dele-; gate Wickersham to the Dateway the report before the Committee on the Merchant Marine and Fish eries, and to the report was attached a note by the Delegate himself urging us to “please read page 220 and all j these hearings if you are interested in saving the Alaskan fisheries from monopoly by the Fish trust. lhe hearings take up 206 pages and it j would be impossible to read and con- j dense it in the available space. Page 220 is really only the beginning of j the Delegate’s statment but what he means, probably, is to read the pro ceedings commencing at that page. It is unfortunately impossible to go through the whole thing and repro duce it but it will later be studied. SKELETON FOl'NI) FAIRBANKS.—Sam Hagen made a gruesome find yesterday on a tri butary of Fox Gulch. It was the skeleton of a human being, bleached and whitened from sun. It is thought to be all that remains of Michael Mc Gil very, who on the twentieth day of April, 1915, left Fox supposedly for the Tolovana, and who has never been heard of or from since that time, in spite of the fact that many inquiries have been made for him. Michael Mc Gilvery was an oldtimer in the coun try, well known at Fox where he had lived for some time. He came to the Fairbanks district either in 1905 or 1906.—Times. MAY CHANGE FROM NORTH TO SOI TH SIDE OF RIVER FAIRBANKS.—F. H. Bailey, divi sion engineer of the Alaskan Engi neering Commissioner, stated yester day that when Mr. Riggs arrives he will consult him regarding the chang ing of the Nenana townsite from the North to the South side of the Tanana river. The place of putting in the bridge may also be changed. The driving of piles is going on | steadily. The frost makes it neces sary for steam points to be put in at night, so that the work can be con tinued without interruption the fol lowing morning.—Ex. RIOTS ON COAST BUT STRIKE MAY BE OVER THIS EVENING $5,000 Paid Over On Martin Hunch The full live thousand dollars has been paid by J. A. Mewari to Ole Martin and the Martin ranch at Mile Three and a half was deeded to Mr. Stewart today and the deed is now on record. The ranch i.> 270 acres in ex tent, more or less, and this means just about $10 an acre. The far greater part of the land is not yet cleared and only’ a comparatively small amount has been improved. ( l”ll KH FOR IN SANK The marshal’s office has finally suc ceeded in securing the revenue cutter McCullagh from the government to bring insane men from the westward and she is due in Valdez about August 1 with insane men in charge of Deputy Marshal Paul ihtekley. NEW JUDGE OU CLAIMS WASHINGTON, July 15.— Presi dent Wilson today nominated Con gressman James Hay, of Madison, Virginia, to be judge of the United States Court of Claims. SURVEY FACTORY SITES Surveys are said to have been made now of the sites for the proposed factories to be leased by the land de partment in the city near the water front. . M \N FOUND DEAD NEAR MIKE HESS _ FAIRBANKS.—The marshal's ofli j ce is in receipt of a telegram from , Commissioner Ledger of Rampart, stating that four Indians had reported to him the finding of the body of a (trapper by the name of Otto Olson, at a lonely cabin on Raven creek. Raven creek is a trioutary of Mike Hess creek, about fifteen miles above the Yukon river. Chief Deputy Joe Miller could not instruct the commissioner what to do as the body may be in the Tolovana precinct, although in any event it would be easier to have Ledger hold the inquest.—Times. I ALASKA SHIPMENTS FOR SIX MONTHS TIME Alaskan shipments six months end ing June 30, 1016, as recorded at cutsom’s office: Copper ore, 87,748 tons. .$17,483,111 Fish, fresh . 206,801 Fish, dried, smoked, cured 59,776 Fish, salmon, canned. 637.009 Fish, salmon, all other.... 161,711 Fish, all other . 14.603 Furs . 369,979 Gypsum . 22,700 Marble . 3,7.4 Lead . 37,851 Oils . 71,743 All other merchandise .... 16,621 U. S. Goods returned. 408,778 Gold and silver. 4,364,589 Total six months .$23,819,001 CLAIM THAT THE LUSITANIA CARRIED EXPLOSIVE CARGO NEW YORK, July 6.—Claiming that the Lusitania was sunk by an ex plosive in her cargo and that she car ried submarines in contravention of j law, two suits for $50,000 damages have been filed against the Cunard Company by relatives of passengers. —Ex. SEATTLE, July 15—Mayor Gill voiced a bitter criti cism of both sides in the longshoremen's strike today after lights and disorders occurred on the docks. He came out openly with charges against the patrolmen and detectives of cowardice and incompetence. “There are three union men on the police force,” he declared,” and 1 have no way of preventing a union man who fulfills the requirement of the Civil Service from becoming a patrolman.” He fol lowed up by saying that a few patrolmen had shown cow ardice on the waterfront and had neglected their duty, and as soon as the strike is over they will be discharged. •*If the civil service will not uphold me,” said Gill, “I’ll look for a new civil service commission.” He also expressed the opinion that the detective depart ment has shown incompetence in failing to run down some of the assailants of the dock workers. This is especially true, he declares, in the case of a man who was assaulted on a street car on Western avenue. There were a number of people who saw the assault and the mayor thinks there should he no difficulty in securing witnesses. Gill prom ises that “somebody in the detective department will be dis charged for neglect of dutv if arrests are not made in these cases. (Note:—A captain of one of the liners told the Gate way some days ago here in Seward that all the men neces sary can be found in Seattle to load and unload ships. He says these strike breakers are not as competent as the regular longshoremen but will be so in a month or two. There is no difficulty, he said, in getting all the men they want. To this fact, no doubt, is due the disorders report ed in the above dispatch.) LONGSHOREMAN KILLED TACOMA, July 15.—Alexander Laidlaw, a union longshoreman, was shot and killed last night and a by stander was slightly wounded during an altercation in the heart of the business district between special deputy sheriffs and striking longshoremen. After having been struck on the head with a club and after having been grabbed by longshoremen J. F. Dowling, a special officer, fired on his assailants and hit Laidlaw in the back. I END OF STRIKE IN VIEW SAN FRANCISCO, July 15. — The members of the Stevedore’s Union took a secret ballot on the proposal which has been accepted by the committees representing ! the stevedores and the employers but the result had not been given out at the time this is sent. If the proposals I are ratified, and it is believed they have been, it will bring a resumption of work next Tuesday and the end of the strike. The agreement provides that the men would work under the old scale until a compromise scale has been drafted at a conference beginning August 1. Both sides are said to be ready to make concessions and a fed eral mediator will be asked to try to work out some form of settlement for all the coast ports. NATL. GUARDSMEN TIRED OF LOAFING SAN ANTONIO, Texas, July 15. — Half the National Guardsmen on the border will attempt to obtain their re lease through the “dependent relatives” provision in the new army order. In a statement made today by an officer on the Southern department staff it is stated that the wholesale desire for release on the part of the guardsmen is due to the inactivity. None of them now expect war and they believe their usefulness at an end as soldiers.