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ALASKAN ALASKAN ] DAILY I ___ ADVERTISE BRING RESULTS _PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY_LARGEST ALASKAN CIRCULATION " , 1A v SEWARD, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31, 1917 Ten (enls ,he (opy \ o!. 10, AO. __ _ _ ________— ‘ SEATTLE. Wednesday.—Following the run of yester day. the Geriuaa-Ainerieaii bank did not open for business todav and the Fremont State bank, a small suburban in stilution dosed us doors at noon. the former bank is among the smali institutions of the city and was not in a position to meet instant demands for so much cash, al though a'oU to pay out iuily. I p to t :*>0 o'clock this afternoon oilers of cash assist ance had been tendered to tiie Seattle banks by outside in stitutions in case of need which totaled several hundred millions. San Francisco bankers offered to put £>0,000, 000 in cash on a special train. Strong support was forthcoming early today for ali local banks which have y i ii in an\ a% » closing of the Xortuorn Bank and l rust company yester day morning. The Seattle clearing house gave notice this morning that ali s« lveiu banks, whether members ot the clearing house or not, \vui 0e given support. ihis an nouncement strengthened the situation among Tne bank ers considerably, and it is believed that all but the weakest institutions will be able t<> get by without outside assist ance. * The freakishness of the situation is seen in the fact ♦ hat there is a slight run on the Dexter Horton National bank, the strongest insinuation in the Northwest, which carries the largest case, reserve west oi ( hicago, and north of San Francisco. It is estimated that this bank can pay out cash as fast as the teller can count it for weeks. There is also a si.ght run on tne aXtionai Bank of ( om merce, which is almost as sir mg. The run started yesterday on the People’s Savings continues and there is Quite a run at tne Scandina\ ian American bank. The officials have examined both of these banks recently and report Uiem pertectly sound. All ol the banks with the exception of three are experiencing a heavy rush of business today but for some reason for i which there is no ap >aroat cause there is not tne slightest excitement around the Seattle National, l nion Savings & Trust Company or Bank or ( alitronia. FEDERAL RESERVE OFFERS 868,000,000 SAX FRANCISCO. Wednesday. — The Federal Re serve bank here wired oilers to Seattle bankers amount’ ing to $68,000,000 today, stating that the money would oe sent at once il needed to tide over the local panic, which has occurred there, in spite of the general prosperous con dition of the northwest and the country in general. Graft exposes and general unrest, following the in vestigation by the federal grand jury is believed to be the real cause underlying the financial excitement. SENATE PASSES “BONE DRY” BILL FOR ALASKA WASHINGTON, Wednesday. — The senate today passed the “Jones bill” for prohibition in Alaska, effective January 1, 11)18. This bill will when a law. prohibit the manufacture or sale ot any i tox' at :g liquor within the territory, and also lias drasti -' rovk'ion against the trans portation of liquor to Alaska, or from any poic in Alaska • to another port of the territory. 1 he bill lias not yet pass ed the house. (This bill which was presented by Sen. Jones in the upper house is a duplicate of the Wickersham, “bone dry” bill which is now before the house.) FRANCE IS EXPERIENCING THE COLDEST WINTER IN 24 YEARS PARIS, Wednesday.—France is experiencing the severest winter since 1893, and the suffering is intense in spite of every effort by the commissary department. Of ficials who experienced the cold of 93, however, say that there is not so much suffering as there was then as the country is so thoroughly under military rule that nc family goes unlooked after for long. The troops are in good shape for the most paO, ex cept i nthe front line trenches where the hardships are severe in s pite of all that can be done. LAUNCH FIRST MOTOR SHIP FOR ALASKA RUN I I SEATTLE.—(Special) — The first motorship of the Alaska Par it it* Navi gation Company's line, named Oregon, is about to take the water here! and Charles Uurkhardt. of the Portland aead of the company, says the second -'hip will he christened after New ; Vork. “The Oregon is being built princi pally with Oregon capital by an Ore gon corporation, and Portland will be iar home port, while she may ulti nately operate from Oregon, but that lepends on what is done to draw tram* iv the residents of this district,’’ ai t i! p’khardt. “As soon as the irst .hip is in the water a second will he aid down and more will follow so ong as we have use for them. ’ Unlike auxiliary schooners being milt throughout the Northwest, the ‘regon is to he propelled at ail times »y her engines, of which there will !>»• wo of the Southw ick-Harris type*, •ae’n of bOO-horsepower, and she will »o a combined passenger and freight essel. having accommodations for 80 ravelers in the cabin and 40 in the .teerage. In the way of lumber she \ill carry 1,300,000 feet, or 2700 tons, >f dead-weight cargo. She i? 240 Vet long, with a beam of 12 feet ami lepth «d* hold of 22 feet. The second ;hip will be 205 feet long, 4.* feet earns and 25 feet depth of hold. ;iEV. MUNRO AM) REV. MRS. Me NRO WILL RECEIVE There will be a reception of special nterest to all at the Communit: hurch this evening, at which I' v. Mrs. Munro and Rev. Harry Munro .vill receive. Only a few persons here have tnown that Mrs. Munro i.- an or ’ lined nisister of the gospel as well as hei uisband. They are botii graduates “r he same college ol theology, an< Mrs. Munro was ordained just be*ore •oming north. Rev. Munro expects to visit Hope md Sunrise at an early date, taking vith him reading matter, which i always in demand and while away Mrs. Munro will be in charge «>! the .vork here. ANCHORAGE SPORTS TRYING TO GET BACK BALL COIN From the following item in the An jhorage Times it will be seen that Frank Cotter is upholding the inter ests of this camp over at Anchorage and that the inlet sports have not yet forgotten the drubbing they received | on the local diamond last summer: ; “With the appearance of Frank! Cotter in Anchorage the yearly bets on the date of the lirst steamer to reach Anchorage are being placed, with Art Shunbeck as bookmaker anil stake holder. Frank says he misses Billy Xonrdle and Georg ' Campbeu but is experiencing no trouble in get ting his bets placed. It is understood that Frank represents Seward money j in addition to his ow n. Chief NichoJij advises the Anchorage enthusiasts tc stand pat and says this spring will break all records for early steamers Present favorable weather indications bear him out and it may be the Sew-; ard fans will have to disgorge som*. ! of the Lee-Williams baseball money j of the Anchorage-Seward series.” 1 Frank probably annexed some “kale” when the tug L. Roscoe was ! unable to make Anchorage ow ing to • ‘ conditions below the Forelands. I’OET SCOUT IS NEAR TRAIL END — , I CHICAGO, Tuesday.—Capt. Jack , Crawford, poet scout is reported dy I ing at Woodhaven, Xew York. ALASKAN IVORY GAVEL USES) IN EASTERN TEMPLE At tv. Leon C. Looker received an official letter of thanks in the Iasi mail from Orak Temple of the Mystic Shrine to which he recently sent an Alaskan ivory gavel. Orak Temple is Looker’s home shrine and is af Hammond, lnd. Toe letter states Ihai the gavel was installed in office along >ith the new potentate with great <*ei emony. JOIN PLAN TO ■ SAVE HALIBUT SEATTLE. — (Special) — Advices from Washington, D. C. announce that a subcommittee of the House neivhant marine committee reported favorably on the bill to establish a closed halibut season in all Lactic Coast and Alaska waters during Dc e -mb r and .January, as urged by the Fi.-hing \Vsscl Owner’s Associatior of Seattle. The bill passed the Senate at the last session. When enacted in to law the enforcement of its pro visions will be conditioned on the Canadian government also declaring a dosed . easou in Canadian waters (hiring December and January. The movement for a law providing for the closed season originated will the Fishing Vessel Owner’s A.socin lion, composed ef the owners of Be attie’s big independent fleet of halibut schooners with headquarters in Lioi s. Capt. .John Gibson is manager of tin* association. L’nder tiic proposed law, the hali but li.king industry a mi suspend al li.-h.ng operatino. in Coast and Alas ka waters during ih months mention ,*d. Violation of tl e law would Ik punishable b\ a i.ue o: M.000 or > prison term of mm ,y days or botn nil i - has th< s pport of tit* Lastern lishing in dustry and the measure, when enacted into law, will app y to i tit coasts. Measure I> Necessary •The measure” aid Captain Gib . on this morning', “embodies the p o v'sions tha’ our a.- oci:u:on knows to ho uec(v ar\ i->r prol«vting tl'.c hal< but lishing industry m this coast The halibut spawn in December and January. If iislting is allowed to con tinue for the full twelve months ear* year, as in the pa.-t, the banks will become depleted. ••The bill also reserves the shoal be tween Noyes l.-dand and Cape Lynch olf the west coast of Prince of Wales L-lard as a halibut nursery. These v ; ..*r ai e usually -pokea of as t*u Timbered Islands waters. Only young halibut are ca ight there, hundreds of catches having been taken in which the lish ran between seven and nine inches «n length. ‘‘The area in* question is about twenty miles each way and has been know n for years as a natural nursery or young halibut. b ndor the pro prsed law, fishing in the reserved r.vea will he forbidden for all time. W ASH IN(:ton troops ORDERED HOME IS REPORT RECEIVED SEATTLE, Tuesday. — Reports v.» re circulated here today that the Washington National guard has all been ordered home. Troop It and , rpany A. are >aid to he already e nt cute. :: n t: :: :: « n :: « « BOATS ANI) TRAINS M i* « ti n n n » n « ti it n k « i; The Alaska is due in Cordova at 5 o’clock this afternoon. The Admiral Evans is in Jui.niu. The train wilt >pave -r'norrow morning for Mile 40. 'SEWARD GIRLS IN BIG CARNIVAL ! TO HELP NEEDY Money was raised at Anchorage re cntly for the care of needy within the new city on the inlet, by a carnl al which was attended by over .'5,000 >eople. The following excerpt from in* Anchorage Times, gives the tames of many Seward residents who < re prominent in the event: The feature of the evening was the u rival *»f the Snow Queen, Miss Babe A’hite, accompanied by her court, j ompr ed of Prime Minister Ban Vucetich; Maids of Honor Mrs. Fred •olley. Miss Marian Fitzgerald, Miss da» ; .ni t Dalton, Miss Hattie Mai thy md Mi.. I’na Forth. Miss Gladys \ * . .!>’ y and Miss Maxine Policy act train hearers to the Queen. Immediately after the arrival of the «»: \ Mayor Watts, on behalf of the i ii ii. of Anchorage, presented the "icon with tlie Key to the City, rn . . pro rotation speech Mayor Watts aid: ' ! present you with the key to 1. • i\: te.s of Anchorage. Enter for a !'*•';it of fan. frolic, pleasure and govl \ 'iowship with the knowledge that > * city is yours. The key is given * you with the knowledge that the •vnt really i> devoted to those noble t? !' of mercy and charity to the • i !y. under the guise of frivolity.” In accepting the key on behalf ot Quc-m, Prime Minister Vucetich *: "In accepting this key for her -i 11: .l ions Majesty l feci that 1 in a dim' not only the key to the •ity of Anchorage, but to the adjacent ui if x . which 1 am sure is the great • In the North American country. This k< v will unlock not only that h‘. b i to bo the greatest harbor in \ as!:a, hut also the undeveloped . jntr; adjoining, which some day ill not only produce its millions in ;,! i I other minerals, with its won ier d fertility, hut will e\\ ntually , >ve the* granary of Alaska. .ALdl'ER HELD l EXAMINATION INTO HIS SANITY .i.ihi! S’rom, who has been at work ;• the railroad for sometime was • x'Mi into custody this morning on I - charge of being insane. Strom brot.ier now believed to be in lie Iditarod and he made statements inch made it apparent that he is la , > :g under the delusion that his rot her was here last night and en gaged in a battle with another man, ising a knife. United yesterday Strom has been al cork for Krick Norbcrg, station con raetor at Mile 11. This morning he ent into the Seattle bar and taking ,ir his <^-at opened a pocket knife and aid it on top of the coat. Then ne •ommenced commenting about his mothers light and those present he mming alarmed at his actions called ’hief Guest who took Strom into •uslody. TAX PAYMENTS DELINQUENT AFTER DATE, EXPECT RUSH Ml payments of the last install ment on this year’s taxes will become delinquent after today and City Treasurer Uomig expects to spend a mther busy afternoon taking in the each. Property holders who live »it» 'hs Iqivc been rather slow in paying this fall but advises have been received , that there are amounts of money en : route now to cover the principal out | side holdings. - FIRST EARL OF CROMER IS DEAD LONDON, Tuesday.—Evelyn Bar ing, first Earl of Cromer and former ly British agent and consul general in Egypt, died today. FOUR HELD FOR PLOT TO SLAY PREMIER AND ARTHUR HENDERSON LONDON, Wednesday.—England received its great est thrill since the death of Lord Kitchener today, when a conspiracy to murder Premier Lloyd George and Arthur Henderson was unearthed and the alleged conspirators imprisoned. Mrs. Alice Wheeldon and her two daughters, together vith Alfred George Mason, husband of one of the daught ers are charged with plotting the murder of the cabinet i jfficiais. All the details as to the motive lying back of the con ; spiracy are witheld by officers of the crown but the press i ias taken it for granted'that it was a plot of Tuetonic jrigin for the purpose of killing off these members of the ■ Government. Lloyd George declined to be interviewed, while Arthur I Henderson, union leader and member of the war council ;aid he knew nothing of the matter. __— KAISER WILL USE HIS SUBS REGARDLESS WASHINGTON, Wednesday.—Ambassador Bern itorff handed a note to Sec. Lansing this afternoon where in the Kaiser informed the l nited States that all restric tions are off cm submarine warfare and the Teutonic allies ire prepared to do their utmost in the destruction of allied commerce and shipping, regardless of life. The German ruler stated that because of his failure to open peace negotiations with the allies he would open an unrestricted warfare on the seas. The note says in part : “The Imperial German government, therefore, is i force dto do away with all restrictions which until now ha- been impressed upon the use of its lighting means or. the seas.” __ NIGHT ATTACKS BY FRENCH ARE REPULSED BERLIN, Wednesday.—Four furious night attacks by the French in an effort to occupy Hill 304 were repulsed last night, according to announcement made by the war office. A surprise attack was attempted but was detected in time for the front line forces to prepare and reserves were rushed to the scene sufficient to handle the situation. EIGHT HUNDRED RESCUED j PARIS, Wednesday. — Eight hundred soldiers, who ! were aboard the French transport Amisal Magor, when that vessel was torpedoed in the Mediterrain on January 25th, were saved. The rest of the detachment consisting of 140 officers and men perished._ BELGIANS EMPLOYED BY AMERICAN RELIEF ARE DEPORTED TO GERMANY THE HAGUE, Wednesday. — Over a thousand Bel gians, who have been employed in connection with the American Relief commission work have been deported to i Germany over the strong protest of the commission. These men were used in the distributing department 1 of the commission, and knowing the country were of great 1 assistance in placing food supplies where they were most needed in the least possible time. They were mounded up by the German provo marshall and sent to remote sec ; tions of Germany to work. The military authorities at Fort j Gibbon are preparing to erect a large coal-burning, central heating plant at the post next summer in anticipation of receiving fuel from the Nenana ' fields (or next winter. Crad Williams .formerly part owner of the Seward Grill is reported ill in the hospital at Anchorajre. The new Federal weather station at Juneau is now in partial operation.