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VOL. XIII, NO. 1850. JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1918. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE TEN CENTS
San Franciscan and Yan
kee Marines Are Herding
Water Craft on Historic
CORLENTZ, Dec. 23.—The Ameri
can Marines patrolling the Rhine
are requisitioning motor boats for
their river patrol work under the
command of Col. Julian Dodge, of
San Francisco who also is Provost
Marshal of Coblentz.
Col. Dodge has full charge of navi
gation on the Rhine.
GERMANS DELIVER GOODS
WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY OF
OCCUPATION, Dec. 23—The Ger
mans delivered the Americans 60
guns of large calibre and 3,000 nta
chine guns. It will require a week's
time to inspect and receipt for the
YANKS OCCUPY FORTRESS
COBLENTZ Doc. 23—The Ameri
cans have occupied the German fort
ress of Ehrenbreitstein, across the
ALASKANS IN BELBGUM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23.—The 91st.
•Division, composed of Alaskans and
other Westerners is at Denterghem,
Belgium, according to an official an
nouncement made today.
SEND GOODS THROUGH
BRUSSELS, Dec. 23— It is reported
that England has notified Holland
that she intends to send supplies to
the British army of occupation by
way of the Dutch possession of Lim
berg and the river Scheldt.
ALL FOOD REGULATIONS j
ON SOME NECESSITIES
HAVE BEEN RESCINDED
WASHINGTON, Deo. 23— !
All war regulations for the
use of bread, meat, sugar,
butter and cheese, have been
A FREE HAND
Germans Have Evacuated
Reval; Socialism Proves
a Failure in
BERLIN, Dec. 23.—The revolu
tionary parliament adjourned last
Friday giving the Premier Ebert
Cabinet the fullest authority to man
age the affairs of state. The Con
gress approved the plan of State
control and decided that the gradual
opening of the coal industry must be
GERMANS EVACUATE REVAL
AMSTERDAM, Dec. 23—The Ger
mans have evacuated Reval in Esth
onla, on the Gulf of Finland.
Eighty miles Southwest of Kiev
the Germans are fighting the Bol
sheviki forces and have captured 15
SOCIALISM A FAILURE
BERNE, Dec. 23—It is reliably
reported that Socialism of the indus
try in Russia has proved a complete
failure. In almost all of the 513
mills and factories controlled by the
State the expenses have exceeded
the receipts. Experts assert that
Russian Industry has been crippled
for many years by the Bolshevik! re-^
TRANSPORT LEAVES BREST
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 —The big
transport Rijndam, carrying 3,000 of
ficers and men, sailed from Brest to
TYPICAL SCENES AS SHOPPERS MAKE THEIR FINAL CHRISTMAS PURCHASES.
EUNPLE IS ,
_ A>5 S.a.S
Money is plentiful in the United Htntcs this year, and the stores are doing a big Christinas business. The millions in gold that
have poured into this country for the purchase of war supplies have given a firm tone to all lines of trade, and all classes are preparing
for a merry Christmas. Home idea of the extent of the shopping in ay be gained from the accompanying pictures, showing the grett
throng of shoppers in the centres where holiday gifts are on sale. T he man or woman who dues not lug a bundle or two around these
days is (he excepti.ti. 1 u S*MH;UJ
OFFICIAL PWB FOR THE
PRESIDENT IS OUTLINED FOR
HIS TRIP TO ENGLAND; “MAIL"
. SAYS HE WILL GET THE BEST
LONDON, Doc. 23. 'I ho official program oi' Wilson is outlined as
follows for his visit to Kngland. He w ill ai rived at Dover noon Thurs
day. Tile Duke of Connaught, Ambassadoi Davis, Lord Heading and
Lord Herschel, the Lords in waiting to the King, will receive the Pres
The King and Queen will the President al the depot. They will
then drive to Buckingham Palace between troops lining tlie streets.
Friday is reserved for Wilson to confer with the British Ministers.
In the evening the King will give a banquet in liis honor at the
Saturday there will be more conferences. The President will re
ceive and there will be addresses in Guild Hall. In the evening the
President will be the guest at a dinner to be given by the Government
in ttie I.ancester House, to be attended by the members of the British
On Sunday Wilson will spend the day at Carlisle, the place of his
mother’s birth. Thence he will go to Manchester where he will be the
guest of the Lord Mayor of London,
On Monday he will again confer and Tuesday he will return to
GROUND WORK 18 ARRANGED.
PARIS, Dec. 23.—President Wilson in conference today and to
morrow will virtually complete preliminaries. Before going to Kngland
he probably wiy have completed the principal part of the ground work
for the actual Peace Conference.
The most pressing question just now is that o^f sending food to
the starving peoples of the liberated countries. The President con
siders that this has been about solved. He believes that America can
handle the most of this work through Herbert A. Hoover.
ENGLAND TO GIVE HIM HER BEST.
LONDON, Dec. 23.—The London Daily Mail in commenting on the
visit of President Wilson to England says, "We shall give him of our
“He is not corning here for politics. His visit is for international
consecration and to visibly cement to English speaking peoples, cradled
in the same ancestry, and in whose hands reposes the new-born peace
of the world.’’
ENGLAND DECORATES STREETS.
LONDON, Dec, 23.—The first organized scheme, of street decora
tion since the beginning of the war has been arranged for the visit oi
The entire route from the railway station to Buckingham Palace
will be elaborately and systematically decked with standards, linked by
streamers. The Stars and Slripes will be the predominant feature of
I the decorations.
Tomororw is the last shop
ping day for Christmas. There
will be the usual rush to "get
under the wire.” Such is hu
man nature. There are always
a number oi things, that have
been overlooked, udiich must
be gotten under a rush order
at the last moment. Then, too.
there are those who have just
one excuse after another for
not doing their shopping, and
must sacrifice the necessary
time tomorrow to "make good”
for the kiddies.
A LIVE TOPIC
Is Purposed to Investigate
Cause; Intense Hatred
VIKN'NA. Dec. 23.—'The German
Austrian National Assembly lias tie
mandcd the ai>pointment ol' a com
mission to investigate the cause of
Austritr-Hungary's military collapse
The people are Indignant over the
brutality, arrogance and incornpe
fence of the h gher commanders. In
tense hatred against the entire body
of ifflcers Is developing. •
The officers are accused of "hole
sale thefts during the war and of
living luxuriously while tin- i a-.—
NEW YORK. Dec. 23.—The trams
port Cedric, with 65 officers and
2.168 men and 1,000 wounded ar
rived In port today.
IN MEXICO IS
Minister von Eckhardt Who
Has Been Heading Ger
man Propaganda Out
MEXICO CITY. Dec. 23.—The Gor
man Minister, von Eckert, has been
recalled to Germany.
Eckliart is credited with being the
director of violent anti-German propa
ganda In Mexico.
The affairs of Germany have been
left in the hands of the counsellor
of the Legation, who has been or
dered by the new German Govern
ment to attend strictly to legation
affairs and to cease propaganda
YUKON RIVER RULES
LIMIT FISHING TO
30,000 CASES'A YEAR
Acting Secretary of Commerce
Makes New Ruling for
th<T Protection of
SEATTLE, Dec. 23 A special from
Wa. hington to the l'ost Intelligencer
says Acting Secretary of Commerce
Sweet has limited commercial fishing
on the Yukon river in Alaska to 30,
000 cases a year.
Commercial fishing i prohibited
on the Yukon above the mouth of
Clear Itiver and Andrcaf-ky.
The new rules an the result of
hearings held in Seatth-. Nov. 2(0 h.
WASHINGTON, Qec. 23. — The
transport Washington, which carried
President Wilson to Europe, has re
turned with 3,700 soldiers.
LARGE FORCES UNDER GEN,
HINDENBURG GATHERING TO
OPPOSE POLES; NEW HEAD OF
CZECH-SLGVAKS IN PRAGUE
ZPR1CII, Pee. 23.—Gen. Hflndenburg lias concentrated a large
force of troops at Posen, In German Poland.
The Polish nationalities claim that German-Poland is a part of the
new Poland, and their troops have invaded that portion of Poland with
a view of converpiug.lt a part of the new Poland Republic.
WRITES ABOUT JEWS.
WARSAW. Woe. 23. Prof. Tutcrmilch, a noted Polish editor writes
in the Pogrom sayjt the situation created against the Jews is largely
due to Jewish propaganda, in which they seek to obtain for themselves
:heir own schools and courts and Parliament by influencing the Peace
Congress at Versailles in their behalf.
lie says the question is not one of religion, but purely political.
DAMAGE TO POLAND.
WARSAW, Dec. 23.- It is estimated that $2,000,000 worth of dam
age was done to Poland during the German occupation. The Germans
removed the food and supplies and telephone wires and dismantled In
dustrial plants and took away the machinery.
NEW CZECH PRESIDENT AT PRAGUE.
PARIS, Dec. 23.—Prof. Masaryk, president of the new republic of
ihe Cdech-Slovaks, has entered Prague. He will take up ills duties
as chief executive immediately.
POLES TO CONFER WITH CZECHS.
VIENNA, Dec. 23. A Polish delegation is going to Prague for the
purpose of reaching an amicable agreement with the Czechs regarding
the Czechs' claims to Silesia in Austria.
The National Delegation
Also Includes Galicia
as Part of Proposed
NEW YORK, Dec:. 23.—The Ar
menian National Delegation in l*.ui
has proclaimed the independence of
Armenia, including Galicia, accord
ing to advjces received here.
The delegation has placed the new
State under a guarantee to the En
tente Rowers, America and the pro
posed League of Nations.
GREY HAS LEAGUE OF NATION
LONDON, Dee. 23. -Viscount Grey,
former Secretary of Foreign Affairs,
declares that the Peace Congress
will afford a great opportunity for a
practical step in the direction of the
formation of a League of Nations.
He says it is not necessary for the
Conference to create a League of
Nations. He thought the Conference
in itself will a vital beginning
of the League, should it keep itself
alive by adjourning and leaving itself
a permanent organization.
OF LOSSES SUFFERED
BY ITALY IN WAR
Barzilia, Former Member of Ital
ian Cabinet, Estimates
Number Killed at
PARIS, Dec. 23.—Salvators Harz
ilal, former member of the Ruliun
Cabinet, announced that Italy lost
500.000 killed In the war and that
300.000 additional died of dftease. He
said 300,000 were wounded severely,
and 500,000 were captured. He stated
5,000,000 were assembled to the N’a
DECISION OF SUPREME
COURT ON PORTS OF
THE SEAMEN'S ACT
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23.—In Its
first interpretation of lac Kollette’s
seaman’s act, the Supreme Court
answering questions, certified from
the lower court, declared as constl
tutional all sections regulating the
payment of wages to seamen, but
limiting its application to foreign ves
sels only while they are in American
TO SINK BOATS
He Does Not Agree That
German Warships Should
Be Sunk, as Was
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23.—Presi
dent Wilson is opposed to the plan
for sinking the German warships, to
which the American peace commis
sioners are said to favor.
PRESIDENT GOES SHOPPING
PARIS. Dec. 23.—Although far from
the White House and the usual 40
pound* of turkey, President Wilson
is fo enjoy Christmas. The Presi
dent recently w*’it shopping on foot
about Paris, without being recog
GIVEN MORE HONORS
PARIS, Dec. 23.—Pre i lent Wilson
has had conferred up' ■ dm the de
gree of Doctor of I ' by the IJnl-.
versity of Paris. The honor was be
stowed before a distinguished crowd.
THEY TAKE A STROLL
PARIS, Dec. 22.—President and
Mrs. Wilson went walking this af
ternoon for the first time since they
arrived in Paris. They slipped away,
were not recognized and walked an
hour. Two secret service men were
their only escorts.
The President conferred briefly
with Col. Id. M. House before his de
-• « > —
JUNEAU COMING ON
SEATTLE, Dec. 23.—Tho steamer
Northwestern sailed Sunday after
noon for Alaska with the following
passengers for Juneau:
Captain George A. Greene, Peter
Carlson. K. Johnson Jr.. Miss IK Day,
Mrs. M. Jelloatson, >lr. and Mra.
A. N. Howell.
I RESOURCES OF THE
NATIONAL BANKS IS
NOW $20,000,000,000 |
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23.—
The Comptroller of the Cur
rency reports that the resourc
| es of the National Hanks is
nearly $20.000,000.000, which is
| a new high record.