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VOL. XIII, NO. 1850. JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1918. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE TEN CENTS
AMERICA HAS FULL CONTROL OFJHE RHINE San Franciscan and Yan kee Marines Are Herding Water Craft on Historic Rhine River. 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 lot. YANKS OCCUPY FORTRESS COBLENTZ Doc. 23—The Ameri cans have occupied the German fort ress of Ehrenbreitstein, across the Rhine river. 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 HOLLAND 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. I ALL FOOD REGULATIONS j ON SOME NECESSITIES HAVE BEEN RESCINDED - I WASHINGTON, Deo. 23— ! All war regulations for the use of bread, meat, sugar, butter and cheese, have been rescinded. j EBERT GIVEN A FREE HAND INJjERMANY Germans Have Evacuated Reval; Socialism Proves a Failure in Russia. 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 made. 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 guns. 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-^ glme. TRANSPORT LEAVES BREST WASHINGTON, Dec. 23 —The big transport Rijndam, carrying 3,000 of ficers and men, sailed from Brest to day. TYPICAL SCENES AS SHOPPERS MAKE THEIR FINAL CHRISTMAS PURCHASES. ^LI EUNPLE IS , •v MANPATOir/jg MOV DONT , F*OR.G£T ’\JUTWr.K1Ti EvV _ 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 idential party. 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 Palace. 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 Cabinet. 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 France. 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 best. “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 President Wilson. 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. • TOMORROW LAST SHOPPING DAY I AS 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. COLLAPSE OF DUAL EMPIRE A LIVE TOPIC Is Purposed to Investigate Cause; Intense Hatred Against Former Officers. 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-.— were starving --• NEW YORK. Dec. 23.—The trams port Cedric, with 65 officers and 2.168 men and 1,000 wounded ar rived In port today. TROUBLE MAKER IN MEXICO IS CALLED HOME Minister von Eckhardt Who Has Been Heading Ger man Propaganda Out Stays Leave. 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 work. YUKON RIVER RULES LIMIT FISHING TO 30,000 CASES'A YEAR Acting Secretary of Commerce Makes New Ruling for th<T Protection of Yukon. 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. TRANSPORT WASHINGTON 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. INDEPENDENCE OF ARMENIA IS DECLARED The National Delegation Also Includes Galicia as Part of Proposed State. 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 THEORY 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. ANOTHER ESTIMATE OF LOSSES SUFFERED BY ITALY IN WAR Barzilia, Former Member of Ital ian Cabinet, Estimates Number Killed at 500.C00. 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 tionnl colors. 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 waters. PRESIDENT IS OPPOSED PLAN TO SINK BOATS He Does Not Agree That German Warships Should Be Sunk, as Was Proposed. 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 nized. 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 parture. -• « > — PASSENGERS FOR JUNEAU COMING ON THE NORTHWESTERN 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.