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SKAGWAY, ALASKA, TUESDAY. MAY 14. 1918
weather report V«sterd»y: Max. 54. Mia 38. No. S7 TWENTY FIR'ST YEAR PRICE 10 CENTS KAISER WILNEU ASKS HEW REPUBLIC TO HELP SHARE IN THE WAR 61IRDEH Amsterdam, Tuesday. — Emycror WMliarn issued a proclamation, con cerning Lithuania in which he says it is assumed that Lithuania will participate in the w«r burdens of Germany. By tne Kafeser's proclamation he recognizes the independence of Lithuania, and a part of the pro clainaMou reads, "We assume tUat th<j conventions to be concluded will take the -interests of that quarter of the empire into aocoauit equally witn those, of Lithuania and that Lithuania will participate in the war burdens, of the German, gov" eri'ment which has secured' hier liberation from Russian rule. With American, Army fca Franco, Tuesday.—American, gunners have ueeu successful in betting the range or the gigantic enemy am munition dump at Cantigny, and by th» aid or explosive shells,, euc cee.Ie'. in firing that place. By this active «Wi immense amount of ammunition which was stored there for u6i by the enemy was destroyed. At the game tiime that the shells from the American artilfery were drcosed Into Cantlgny, the Albi can gunners started two fires ift_ .Moutiidier and shortly after the time thar the -fires "were noted' numerous explosions were reported. ITALIAiS BEAT II! ATTACK Italian Army Headquartes. Tues day.— Italian troope repulsed with heavy loss another dt-slK'rate at* tetnot oa the part of the enemy to | r^leem i's losses at Moutcorn; w^en ar, attack was made wpou the Italian ti\>ops Btationei'.' there In an a'tempt to wrest it front them. EIGHT SHIPS • • IN SEVEN 0«TS WasKlti^ton, May 14.—Eight steel steansliipy with a total tonnage of .forty-eight thousand tons were J turned out in the government ship-- j ypids in seven days. 21 DEAD AND 21 WOUNDED Washington, Tuesday. — Today b casualties, reported, to the War Of" fice from the American headquar ters iu France give tie names of 21 killed outright or dead ' from wouuds and 21 wounded. 1 LARGE SHIP IDS MERGED Seattle, May 14.—The immense sUi* vards of the Skimner & i*dd>i company, and the Seattle Construe* tiou and Dry Dock company were yesterday merged in'o que gigantic organization which, will be opera tj* ed under the management of the S sinner & Eddy P*>pfe. The neW"" ly organized concern will devota al' 4ts energies for building Pteel vosseDls for the United States gov ernment. , . * Special Offering On Men's Suits 4 We are Offering a Line of Men s Suits at $ 17.50 $1.50 Dress Shirts for $ 1.00 A Broken Lot of Men's Shoes at One Half Off ALBERT REINERT Broadway between Third and Fourth Phone 41 NEW PHOTOGRAPH OF THE PITIFUL RUIN OF YPRES ; • i The ruin wrought by the Uermau guns is vividly pictured In this new photograph, which shows the desrroyed cathedral and Cloth Hall at Xpres. » ' ' ? , DRUG FURNISHED ESL1SIE0 . HEN TO MAKE EYES SORE Tulsa, Okla., May 14. — W*. E Ricsols, a ;»liyslcian and C. A. >Iar3half, a (JentiBt, both of tills city were this morning placed un der arrest and charged with furnish ing drafted men with some d'rug thtt effected the eyee in such a manner that it caused their rejec tion wnen they appeared before the physical examining board. Federal' officers claim that the two men under arrest extend<ed tlveir operations to all parts of th» country. - . . After Marshall had been, arrest d '.\is place of residence was searched and a letter written hy Bernstoi'ff was found, in which, the letter thanked the former for his. services. " • YUKON GROSSING WIPED OUT Br men water hi ice At 7 o'clock Sunday evening the Dominica telegraph, operator sta tioned at Yukon Crossing, a point ou the Yukon river, cut in oil thie I wire- -81 a point niue mil® south [ of his station and reported that u' ■huge ice jame had carried away the White Pass & Yukon route mail, service s'ationlocated) there, as j wel: as practically obliterating all fcrsces' of any way station whatso ever- ..." i i-i-'mI» ♦%' !! At the time-that the stable wasj carried away, ten horses which wtre In it were also swept off by the enormous mass of ice, and the other ' contents of -"the building, which was known to contain a large supply ci' feed, two Btaso 6leds, and) one thorough-brace stage coach, be EVINRUDE DETACHABLE ROWBOAT (j CANOfc MOTOR Easily attached to the stern of rowboat or canoe — ready to take you on enjoy able outings, fishing and hunting trips. Portable, easy to operate, always dependable. Evinrude Magneto — Built-in Flywheel Type — Automatic Reverse — more ower and speed. Sold bu P. H. Ganty sidfs harness and •other supplies. The ferry was also swept away as was the old telegraph, station, the R. N. W. M. police post and tbree miles oi the 1 >0111 in ion telegraph line. I At the time that the ice jam broke and was swept down river past the Crossing, Yukon] Council lors Johnson and Phelps, Jack Turn»r and Dr. Turnbull, who w.rc southbound passengers 011 a stage, Ermie Burwash, driver, were at the Yukon Crossing road house and it was only dnie to tbeiir quick action in seeking places o£ safety t!«». their lives were saved. All their baggage was lost, but the mail which was on the stage is re ported saved. ' . The property loss will probably run into several thousand dollars. Reports received here from low er river points states that considerable dt.mage was done by ice together with the high water at Dawson, Tanana, Fairbanks and Nenana. At the latter pice the White Pass is said to have lost a large barge. It is said by eye-witnaseea that tin ice was carried along by the water and at some places In tre. mendous masses it was more than twenty feet high. BRITISH LOSSES ray m Loudon, Tuesday. — The cas ualties to the British forces in France for the week ending tod&y are announced hy the British wai off'ce to be 41,612. This inclnde^ those killed in ac tion .died from, wounds or missing. A card mailed' at CleElum Wash., by Ralph Podersen was re ceived in the last mail and . ® states that the writer is having £ wonderful, time traveling over tin state of Washington doing Y. M. C A. war work. Subscribe for The Daily Alaskan Amon? tho crew of the Princess oSpv'a which made port last Sun day was a returned BOldiert who is doing duty as fireman. This brave fello.w, H. Ellerbeck by name, en listed on August 15*th, 1914 : and soent eigHt weeks at the front ain-« iu the retreat from Mens was paralyzed on one side by shell shock. He enlisted t» Portsmouth, Ont., In the R. H. Artillery but spent five months in thie hospital, 'lis description of the front and tho nand to hand conflicts which take place are most graphic. states Quotas TO BEJHANGED Washington, May 14. — The bill changing the baste of draft quotas from the population of the various states to the number of registered ,men in Class A 1 passed both branches of congress and was sent to the President latie yester day for his signature, ■ | . I Las Angeles, May 14.—F. C. Noyes, receiver for the defunct Washington-Alaska batik at Fair banks has institute^ suit in the distr!ot court for $409,000 against Falcon Joslin, Joha Schram, W. H. Persons and other Seattle men* claiming that they were connectri with the failure of the bank. Spring Suits With A Gentlemanly Air About Them As good in their inside make-up as they are in their outside looks. Shapely, sturdy, smart suits for the man who knows which way the wind of fashion blows this year. Patterns neither too loud nor too modest, but just medium, for the man who doesn't wish to appear overdressed. No disappointment lurks in the values at the price range. S JAMES KENNEDY Moscow, Tuesday. — Four tho 'M am Germany and a great members of the Planish Wh:i« Guard were killed in & battle wiiS 'lustlan troops near Lahmta, situs? edi CO miles north; of H«3slngforfr yesterday. Iu. the bombardment of the pl&"4 bjr the Germama before they were driven back many chrilfcao* we:# killed. After the occupation of Tamme.* fot s by the White Guard a flewi da. • ago, Russian soldiers and? office v were shot. They "weire ma<j*cr_4 in great groups, as many as ftf'-y at ono time being shot to death by machine gun fine, before whicH they had been llaed uj» for eflecu* hush ifi SUCCESSFUL London, Tuesday.—Marshal HAiJ th's morning reported heavy artil* lery tire took pjaoe last night !• tile Jamme and) Ancre sectors. In his report, the British Flel^ Mrashai states that he carried o 'I a -aid tear Robecq and captuavi many prisoners without, a slag'# casinlfy to his troops. HEAVY BATTLE REPORTED NO * fN PROGRESS Paris, Tuesday. — Reports r?* ceive'I by the French War Offl • this afternoon state that a ar'iilery battle is In progres® ;* th§ Champagne sector.