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VOLUME XVII. NO. 18. TELEPHONE MAIN 4« NOME. ALASKA. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1917. TELEPHONE MAIN *«. PRI-E 25 CENTS
_______ WHOLE ATLAHTI BRITONS BELIEVE FALKENHAYN NOW ON GREEK FRONT International Newi Service. LONDON, Jan. 16.—Very authen tic rumors are in circulation to the effect that Von Falkenhyn la now in Greece or on the Macedonian front. He was for a time operating in Roumania in conjunction with M-iek ens<‘n but he has not lately b->en mentioned in German disaptchos of Roumanian activities. This is taken here to be a partial confirmation of the rumor lhai hr Is now somewhere on the southern tient. NEW YORK, Jan. 17.—The news of yesterday from London that Von Fal I kenhayn Is now in Greece is being interpreted variously. It has ex trr. ,e significance ..fcause it was only p te ot a dozen generalizations as V land operations in the war which wei e allowed to pass the censor. The most common interpretation is that Fa!kenhayn has been sent by the German general staff to tnk charge of the Teutonic operations on the Macedonian front. Tha Nome Bowling Club’s alleys are row open from noon to midnight. Calling Cards at the Nugget Office IMPRESSIVE FUNERAL FOR LATE ADMIRAL PLANNED FOR SAT. International Newt Service. WASHINGTON. Jan. 17.--An nouncement has been made that the funeral of the late Admiral Dewey who passed away late yesterday will be held on Saturday. Arrangements for a mo3t impressive funeral are be ing made. The cortege will consist of the piesldent of the United States and al' high oihcials of the government including senutors and representa tives. All foreign diplomats, a thou sand bluejackets who will closely ac company the body, and the Immense number of friends of the deceased. Messages of condolence have begun to pour In to Mrs. Dewey from all , ovet the world. Most of those from friends in this country come direct to her but those from foreign coun tries come through the embassies ami aro presented by attaches with due ceremony. Flags on all public buildings were placed at half mast this morning and will remain so until after the funeral. On Saturday the army and navy departments will be officially closed out of respect to the late admiral and all public business will be at a stand still during the funeral. Ciders from foreign countries for fltial offerings wero already placed with local florists as early as noon today. GALVASTON GIVES CREDENCE TO REPORTS OF GERMAN RAIDER International News Service. GALVESTON, Jan. 17.—The recent news from London. Rio Janeiro, Tern ambuco, New York, and other ports of Immense losses to allied shipping In the past two months 13 entirely bel'eved in shipping circles here es pecially by those having charge of shipments to the allies from this port. At laest three 'ships which left! hero In November have failed to ar rive and others that should have re ported have not done ao. Two Swedish steamships the Opr fltson and the Consul Olson each with ertgoes of twenty thousand bales of ertton for Havre, France, left In No vember and have not been heard of since. The Norwegian steamship Asbcrg With a load of cotton for Genoa, Italy, la also reported unofficially to have been aunk by the raider. Fear Is expressed In buelnees and banking circles that the destruction wriught by this raider may result in great injury to the cotton market. AEROPLANE LOSSES. International News Service. BERLIN,' Jan. 17.—Official an nouncement hns been made of the aeroplane losses during the month of December. The allies lost sixty six and the Germans seventeen. GREAT BOWLING. Yesterday quite a few members ot the Bowling Club saw some extra ordinary bowling. A special feature of the evening’s play was the re markable skill displayed by Mr. Frank Lilly who lacked Just one strike of a perfect score, rolling 276 out of a possible 800. The stars of the evening were Frank Lily, 276: Faxon Lewis. 268; John Haerlng, 256: Pete Bather 188. I DARING GERMAN RAIDER SINKS MANY ALUED MERCHANT SHIPS International Nawt Service. LONDON, Jan, 17.—The depredations Jf German commerce destroyers ol arious types on British, French, Italian and Japanese shipping are causing consternation not only in of ficial circles but thorughout the Bru sh isles where the news of the re am great losses on the seas cannot be suppressed because of tho fre iitent arrival of survivors with their accounts of the disasters to their hips. The admiralty today officially an tounced that twelve merenn... steam hips of the allied nations have re cently fallen prey to the new German commerce raiders. Of these, eight are British, two are French, -and two Italian. A Japanese ship is also reported lost in waters not 3tated. Two of the British ships were captured and prize crews were placed on board. The admiralty does not state where tiie captured ships were taken. Semi-official statement regarding the sitaution is to the effect that some of tiie ships were sunk hy sub marines but the majority fell victims to a daring raider which is bolder and more venturesome, and also more I successful from the enemy point of ! view, than either the Emden or the Moewe. This piratical craft has been sought for by the allied patrol cruisers but in vain. So far it has succeeded in eluding all patrols. Other allied cargo carriers to the number of thirty are now overdue and unheard from, and it is feared that many of these have been sent to tho bottom by the phantom Ger man raider. British and French patrol war ves sels are being materially increased, according to Reports. There is an unconfirmed rumor that more than one German cruiser must be at work in the Atlantic. So great Is thi devastation wrought that thero is a possibility that several of these piratical on ft are operating T.ONDON, Jan. 17. The names of th eight British ships announced by tie • Jinir:clt> as huving been recently sunk by enemy raiders are: Dramath, Rodnorshire, Minith. Hetherly, Mount T< triple. King Georgio. Hall and Vol tior. The two French ahips are Nantes and Afsneris. International Newt Service. RIO JANEIRO, Jan. 17.—Dispatches received here from many points in South America show that a German raider is destroying the ships of the allies in the South Atlantic in large numbers. No less than twenty one ships un der (lags of tlie allied countries are reported to have been either sunk or captured. Another estimate which comes from a consulate of one of the allies Is that seven ships are known to have b^en sunk und nine others known to have b( en captured. The commerce d< stroyer la still at laijte somewhere In the South Atlantic. From those whose ships have been sunk by the mysterious war vessel It has been learned that It Is painted blnrk and greatly resembles an or dinary tramp freighter. A dispatch from Pernambuco con tains the information that a Japan ese 3teamship named Hudson Mini lias landed there with officers and crews from various lost vessels. The number brought to that port was stated to be two hundred and thirty seven. Inclusive of masters, officers and men. The news from Pernambuco has just been confirmed. The men picked up by the Hudson Marti are reported to be the survivors of seven vessels lercntly sunk. This was not thoroughly authenticated as few of the men could be Indue d to tnlk having been instructed not to do so. BRITISH HAD GERMAN RAIDER IN CLUTCHES BUT HAD LET IT GO International Newt Service. NEW YORK. Jan. 17.—Shipping circles are tremendously aroused by the news coming in from all Quarters as to the depredations on allied ship ping In the north and south Atlantic. As the loss of one ship after another is confirmed It has become apparent that the Germans have several raid ers at work. It Is certain that one is operating near the Irish coast, another in the south Atlantic and a third In the Gulf I of Mexico or in the Atlantic near the West Indies. There la little doubt that four trans-Atlantic freighters from thi3 port have become victims of one of the mysterious raiders. It is now known that tho Belgian steamship Samland was held up last m< nth off the Irish coast by the Ger :tnar> commerce destroyer. ! Recent arrivals from England aoy that the British are greatly worried by the German naval activities. One arrival states that he has positive knowledge from a private source that the British patrol ships had the Or mon pirate In their clutches at one time but let him get away. The account as related is that a ship was stopped for examination. She flew the Belgian flag and her captain proved that he was carrying a cargo of food for the Belgiun suf feters. The name of the ship was gi' en n.8 the Moldavia, a vessel whose name appears on the British reg lstry lists. As everything seemed reg ular the vessel was allowed to pro ceed. This vessel is now known to have been under false colors for It was ascertained soon afterwards that the ATeldavia was sent to the bottom over a year ago You should keep posted on the war and International and local news of the day by subscribing fcr the Nome Daily Nugget. $2.00 per month. THE BEST PLACE TO GET Your clothes cleaned, pressed and re paired. We make them look like new. We make attentions. We do olumoing, pressing s.nd re pairing for Ladles and Gentlemen. We make and repair furs. First class workmanship. Modern methods and prompt service. Once a customer always a customer. Give us your work. Satisfaction guaranteed. NOME TAILORING CO. Next door of Segerestrom and Hagen Jewelers. MAIL COMING TONIGHT. Eric Johnson with outside mail left Safety this afternoon at 2:30 bound for Nome. He Is expected to arrive tonight about six o’clock. SAXTON OUT AGAIN. District Attorney Saxton who has btrn 111 for a week or more Is now up and around. 1 f GILMORE STATES POLITICAL VIEWS W. A. Gilmore writes from Seattle a breezy letter which contains con siderable political news which may In a way be considered inside dope. It says It Is too bad to have the repub lican candidate lose by such a clo3e margin. The east was a landslide for Hughes but the west Joined the solid south. If Kansas and North Dakota had run true to form Hughes would not have needed California. Capper republican candidate for governor in Kansas won by one hundred thou sand but Wilson carried that state by twent five thousand. Gil asks /‘what can you expect where women vote purely on sentiment? Wilson carried 10 out of 12 states where women vote —all except Oregon and Illinois, on the theory of sentiment,” The women said "Mr. Wilson has had a hard time—give him another term." He says he hud things lined up good and strong for all our boys If Hughes had won. The only thing to do Is grin and bear It, he says, and democracy will go all to pieces any way as soon as the war Is over. Under the belief that Sulzer had won the delegate contest he says that Wickersham got his deserts so that straight politics can be played In thi territory from now on and some good fellows who have been following a blind lead can get In line. He con cludes by saying that he had Just 3etn Bill Eddy, Andy Anderson, Judge Reed and many others all of whom are having a good time. ~ All kinds of sleigh and ski wood on sals at rioa*' mill and shop. Also building and mining timbsr. •DIAMOND FROM THE SKY" AT THE DREAM Tills great serial will be resumed tonight. By a freak of fortune Rlalr and Luke are not killed. Buttered and torn they emerge from the mini, having given tip the pursuit, M»«n titne Vivian Is making progress with her plans to ensnare Arthur. Lying asleep on Ms yatch, Vivian dreamj of the diamond. There are others who dream too, including Murmoduks Smythe who sees a vision of an Indian with a knife. He awakes, shots, kills a frog—and finds the diamond. A roaring comedy, "Bombs and Bangs” completes the program. Admission J5 cents. SHRINE MEETING. Annual meeting Nome Shrine Club Masonic Temple, Sunday, January SI. S p. m. Business of Importance. L. H. McCLOY, Sec.