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WINSTEDT ARCHITECT SUPERINTENDENT Ofike?2a<l Floor, Next to n?rr Post Office I | - ALASKA TERMINALS. ?\* ?. Negotiations now In progress be tween the federal authorities and rail \vav representatives indicate that the government is llkoly to acquire ex isting railroads, with termini at both Cordova and Seward, in addition to constructing other short linos that may tap tho coast, including the Ship Creek road to the Matanuska coal fields by the way of Cook Inlet. The report of the Alaska Engineering com mission is due about the first of the coming month, and selection of the routes by tho President and the Sec retary of tho Interior will follow soon after. Authoritative statement will bo followed by grand rushes on the part of the enthusiastic pioneers who sense a great business awakening once the termini are selected. The stumbling block to early dispo sition of the railway route questions Is the negotiation with the Alaska Northern railway bondholders, who have indicated a disposition to drive a shrewd bargain. Ample terminal, facilities on the Central Alaska coast and plenty of them will meet Seattle' views and tend to strengthen the commerce and rapid building up of the regions thati will be tapped. There is ample ton nage in sight in the great mineral belt back of the coast, and the more terminals there are the greater will be the development. It is safe to say that tonnage could be supplied to a half dozen terminal points to kcop the railroads and steamships busy indefi nitely in the future.?(Seattle Post Intelligencer.) ? ? ? Bright Prospect. With tho discovery of a navigable channel from the Kuskok^'im to thej sea. a bright prospect opens to thej country drained by the second largest | river In Alaska.? (Seattle Times.) Another Cross. The double cross Is more numerous in some parts of America?Cordova, for instance?than is the iron cross in: Germany.?(Cordova Alaskan.) ALASKA MEAT COMPANY John Reck. Mgr. . Wholesale and Retail Butchers Manufacturers of all Kinds of Sausages Our Hams and Bacon Are Home-Smoked THE MAN WHO IS BIG ENOUGH to profit by experience gets on jj the smoothest. By buying a "cheap" stove f\ or range you make a mistake. j] By buying a Charter Oak, you R do not make a mistake, you 'j save fuel, trouble and money y in the end. j .front dv tnc experience o: tnose wno nave useci snorter uaK p a Stoves and Ranges. 8 | For Sale by THE JUNEAU FURNITURE COMPANY "The Flume Furnishers" Cor. 3rd act] Seward Su. Pianos and Piano Players EDISON DIMOND DISC PHONOGRAPHS COLUMBIA TALKING MACHINES VICTOR VICTROLAS 15,090 Records for All Machines. Sheet Music, Small Musical Insturments THREE STORES JUNEAU MUSIC HOUSE j J P. L. GRAVES, Mgr. REXALL DRUG STORE FRONT STREET DRUG STORE Douglas, Alaska. Douglas, Alaska. ELMER E. SMITH, Prop I Fresh Washington Creamery |j BUTTER I 35 Cents Per Pound ! ? 1 COMPAM j Groceries S ClotRinjJ $ PKONK Xl'MflRH ilK I ...... .... vt w v " vt vtttt.ttt " ? ^ (One of the most vivid descrlp- j] tlons of the Germany victory at ! Soissons, and a perfect eye'a pic- i turc of the British naval victory In the North Sea are contained In i the following articles one of which ) was taken from the Chicago Her- I BEFORE SOISSONS?At the head quarters of a certain Gormany army in typical German military fashion, 1 with a simple soldier's meal, n bowl ! of punch, brewed by the oxpert hands ' of Von Kluk hlmsolf, u graceful little ' toast to the dead?both French and 1 German. The earth wa3 still dropping on the : perished during tho eight days of tho the fourth alter tho close of tho battle, i the plateau and gorges aro still strewn ! thickly with dead, although 4.000 mom- i gaged without pause in clearing up Returned To Earth. 1 Most of the German dead have been i given to the earth, but French Infan trymncs In their M^fo-bc-scen red and blue uniforms, swarthy-faecd Tur- i kos. colonials, Alpine riflemen and the benrded territorials, still aro sprawl lug in attitudes along the heights, and along the deep cut gorges of the plat- < eau and across the flat valley bod on < the north shore of the Aisne. Tho battle of Soissons. co-callod in < default of u better name, although it < really was fought across the river i from that city, in the number of mon engaged and tho extent of tho losses, would rank with Bull Run or Antictam i of the Civil "War, or with Woerth of i the Franco-Prussian war, but in this war it passes as an incident in tho campaign worthy only of passing men- , tion in tho official report. Opportunity Given. The results of tho German success are regarded here as highly important, il The French were expelled from tho heights north of tho Alsne?vantage j ground from which they had hoped ; to launch a successful attack along the big elbow of the German line? ' and driven across the river, which now runs brim full and at many plac es overflowing Its banks between tho two armies. Retain FoothoW. The French retain foothold north! of the river only at one point?St. Paul?where the bridge from Soissons crosses. The battlefield covers a front of approximately seven miles. On the western side Is a deep valley running northward, which is bounded on eith er sido by turnpikos from Solssons to La Fere and Laon. The battle began January S. with a French attack up tho valley to the west between the two turnpikes. The attack had boon prepared for by a terrible artillery bombardment. Field guns and heavy artillery concentrated o:t this section of the German tronch cs and there was such a rain of shell and shrapnel on tho defenders that they were unable to mako an effective defense against the French infantry attack. The Fronch, with great dash, carried part of the German positions, but by their succoss; they dampened the vigor of their artillery bombard ment. Germans Have Their Turn. The German guns in turn opened a heavy fire on the rearward columns of the French, preventing the bring ing up of reinforcements. A desper ate hand-to-hand struggle, on fairly even terms, raged for four days and nights in the valley and on tho wood ed spur crowned by the shot-wrecked buildings of La Pierro farm. Neither side was able to gain a decided advan tage. Gen. von Klult meanwhile was gath ering his forces for a counter stroke, which caine not through tho vailoy, but across tho high plateau to the eastward, a large part of which was held by the French. The surface of the plateau which is fairly lovol, was crossed by row after row of deep trenches, each trench with a clear field for the fire of Its guns. Apparently Impossible. It seems ImpOssiblo. in the c old light of day and after tho passing of the excitement of battle, to conceive of troops successfully storming such intrenched positions. Tho correspond ent counted in some places as many as five successive lines of permanent French trenches, each with its en tanglement of barbed wire supported on iron posts, which were screwed Into the ground. Pioneers might cut their way through tho first entangle ment before tho general attack, but it was necessary for the others to mako the advanco across the exposed rVVYTYVVwv* ? > ? - - ? .,T , T T . , positions under fire. The attackers, j cram-, who, tv^tor the famous dash on Paris, the battle of tho Ma rim and :onter, and then, on January 13, on 3d and lrreslstlblo attack. By nightfall ng day they cleared the French from tho valley helow and drove them clear icro8s the river. The victory was complotod by an advance through tho valley on the same day. Battlefield a Graveyard tlefiold over a turnpike leading from Solssons, approaching by automobile mile from the French outposts which cut into the sldo of the hill between tho plateau and the valley. Tljo nar row margin of roadside on ono hand before tho drop Into tho valley had be come one long cemetery The Germans had Interred there the dead of past months In.long rows of graves, each surmounted by a stone jr wooden cross telling somotlmos of one, oftener of twenty or thirty or nioro comrades lying at rest beneath. On tho opposite side of the road were entrances to numerous tunnel stone quarries, driven several hundrod feet Into tho hillside. Within tho qunrrlos bad boon lodged German troops, the number in each cavern varying from a "company to a rcgimont. A Familiar Picture. The village of Crouy Itself present jd the familiar picture of shell-wrought destruction with which the corres pondent has become so well acquaint ed after five months of travel through the war zone. The promenado along tho exposed side of tho plateau in sight of Solssons and tho bank of tho Alsne, held in force by the French, gave a rather un canny feeling of Insecurity. However, It was less dangerous than It seomed, as a slight haze rendered the little group In German field gray Invisible to the French artillery on the heights on tho opposite side of tho valle.y and the infantry in the valley itself, al though nearer, was too far below to direct an offectlvc fire. Dotted With the. Dead. The battlefield is stil! dotted with corpsos by the hundreds, principally 3f French soldiers who toll during thcir; hasty retirement from the trenches. They had to cross open fields under artillery and infantry fire and death overtook somo as they rnn. The po sitions of tho bodies zbow that most of tho French soldiers retired fighting, although somo of thorn fell on their faces as they were stumbling toward tho rear. Somo lie sprawling on their backs, faces to tho sun. occasionally with heads pillowed on knapsacks, show ing that de.ath was not instantaneous, and that porhaps a last service had been performed over them by their fleeing comrades. Three or four had managed to draw from their pockets packages of black French cigarettes for a final smoke before passing away. Mo8g of the bodiies lie with hoads pointing toward tho abandoned French trenches, rifles by thcir sides or often still clenched in the stiffened hands. Made Last Stand. At tho edge of the plateau, just over its brink, lay a long lino of dead mon, They had turned for a last stand mado against tho advancing Germans and there they had met their death. Study of tho situation showed that they had made no attempt to rush down tho de clivity to temporary safety. The bay onets on all their rifles wore fixed, and in a number of cases the cham bers of thcir plccos had exploded am munition. Two or three rifles were found, tho stocks of which had been broken off at the grip, ovidcnce of the severity of the hand-to-hand fighting. Too Much For Horror. There was 110 fooling of horror or revulsion at the sight of these hund reds of corpses; their very number took away tho impression of human slaughter. They seemed like figuros In a huge pnnoramlc painting of a battle. Tho human note, howovor, of ten came out when was told of the contents of the letters found In their knapsacks or grasped in the hands of thoso dead French soldiers. It was the duty of the intelligence officer in tho party with which the correspondent chauccd to travel to glance at such letters from homo for the sake of the military Information that they might contain. But of this thero was very little. Far oftoner would bo found letters from relatives with stories about the health of the children, and references to little pres ents and delicacies on tho way to the soldier. Somotlmos thero was home gossip and often expressions of anx iety for the safety of husband or fa ther, and always tho hope for the end of this "terriblo war.'" and for the safe return of the loved ones. Sown With Mines It war necessary to walk with prc larly In the vicinity of the trenches, as abandoned hand grenades were sown thickly about, ready.to explode at any moment from a careless foot stop. German burial parties coliect aro nothing more than square boxes of explosive bound to wooden handles eighteen inches long. .Moat ot the captured cannon already have been received from the 'b&tUofieUl the German captors being anxious to send thorn In and receive the reward given each unit for making a capture. Out in the ravine of Lamoncel, on thet eastern extremity of the Battlefield, there are still six sicgo guns. Saluted tho Captors. While the artillery captain in charge was exhibiting his prizes with pride and explaining that they were 10-ccn-. tlmotcr coast defense guns, calling at tention to the same time to tho stores of ammunition also taken by his men the French suddenly opened fire on theso guns and on tho road to tho rear of them. Evidently they had con jectured that at an attompt would ho made to remove them, and knowing their exact location, they were able to make It warm for the German ar tillerymen engaged in tho task, rite riro was a signal for the opening o ! a further general bombardment all along the lino. It was the first ac tivity manifested since tho termination of the battlo three days before. To return to the automobllo through tho approaches to the trenches was most difficult and exhausting. The trenches themselves and the approach es afforded comploto protection against shrapnel fire, bu? their bottoms was a mass of sticky clay, in which onos Meet sank nt every step from fifteen to eighteen inches. Plodding through milos of such trenches has been the dailv task of thousands of soldiers engaged for four months in this lort rcss warfare on the north bank of tho Aisne. HOW THE ENGLISH SANK THE BLEUCHER LONDON, Jan. 29,-Thc Scotsman published the narrative of a German bluejacket,-a survivor of tho German armored cruiser Blucchcr, who once lived in tho United States. Tho bluejacket, said the German floot was advancing at full speed to attack the English coast when the British ships were sighted. '1 here upon tho Germans turned and made for port. The Bluccher, which was comparatively alow, made desperate efforts to keep up her maximum speed but tho British overhauled her and opened fire at a range ot about ten miles: ?? *???;, "We were under flro from first to last,? the bluejacket continued. "The British centered their flro on us. Their firo was awful. Our- guns were put out of action, our decks were swept and our gun crews wiped out. "One terrible aboil burst in tbo nrurt of the ship, where many men were killed. I saw fivo killed by one shell. "1 do not know what finished the Bluecher, as she was full of holes, but I heard she struck a torpedo. If so, we can thank the torpedo for Saving mail}" lives from tho murderous lire. When the ship was sinking I jumped clear of her into tho terribly cold wa ter, which was full of dead and men with shattered limbs who were crying for assistance. After being rescued by the British we were warmed, fed and clothed." The sailor is credited with saying that during tlu> raid of Scarborough tho men belibved ihcy were taking part in a great naval action which was extending all over the North "Sea.' Other Accounts. The Scotsman, which is published j in Edinburgh, also prints other ac-1 counts of tho battle, as gathered from, men engnged in it. They describe ,it I as one of the greatest struggles In na-j val history, and thrilling In ovory re-' spoct. Prom the position of the German floet when it was first encountered, tho men assumed that it 19- virtually cortnin that its objective was Now! Castle. Tho strength of the raiding squadron was quickly ascertained, and as the ontlro raiding forco sheered off! immediately after it was discovered, tho chose was a long one before the; guns began their work. For forty miles the two fleets rac-1 ed over the shortest route for Heligo land before tho guns did any real dam- j age. Then tho Lion, which was lead-, ing overhauled tho slow Bluochcr, nndi in passing, gave her a broadside, caus ing frightful damage. Tho Lion did not wait, however, but continued in , (Continued on Page SLx) Gambling By Any Other Name In buying the necessities of J; life millions are lost, to the ? ? j thousands lost in actual gam bling. And this is so because !!-j the average person has a prej- ! > udice born of foolish pride or ;;I is prone to "take a chance." ;; j In the matter of clothes, if a ; ;I man be prejudiced in favor of yi the custom-tailor he will pay ? ?; forty dollars for a suit no bet ter than the high grade ready- I! ? to-wear suit at twenty-five. ;;! If prone to take a chance, he ;;! buys an ill-fitting, shoddy, "ready-made," simply because r it is a few dollars cheaper than y a suit of real intrisic worth, j-'. 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