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Volume II, Number 65 SEW \RI>. ALASKA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1,1917_Ten Cents the Copy
800 UNDERSEA BOATS SENT OUT TO ENFORCE BLOCKADE OF ALLIES AMSTERDAM, Thursday, Feb. 1—Submarine hor rors of the most frightful type are expected as the result of Germany’s determination to conduct unrestricted war fare in her undersea blockade against Great Britain. It is estimated that 800 submarines have put to sea from the German base at Helgoland within the past 24 hours. Incoming fishermen reported seeing whole schools of conning towers of submarines bound westward late vesterdav. % % GERMANY FIXES ZONES OF WAR BERLIN. Thursday. Feb. 1. — The zones in which Germany will conduct her “unrestricted sea defense meas ure." and from which all neutral shipping is warned af ter this date, were fixed by the Imperial German govern ment today. Barred zones established by the announcement in clude all of the waters adjacent to the British isle. France, Italy, and all other Entente powers and their colonies. ENGLISH THREATENS REPRISALS LONDON. Thursday, Feb. 1.—A finish tight at sea, between Germany and England is expected here as the inevitable consequence of Germany’s latest note to the » United States. For purposes of defense, Britain is today extending her mine fields to a new section of the sea arena, and neu-; trals are warned to take precaution, accordingly. Request was made by the foreign office today that the; American government notify Germany at once that Eng-j land would make reprisals if Germany carried out her; threat to sink hospital ships found within certain areas. dutch steamer first victim LONDON. Thursday, Feb. 1. — The Dutch steamer; Epsilon was the first to be sunk in the new barred zone today. SAYS 1200 GERMAN SUBS READY SEATTLE, Thursday. Feb. 1. —From an authorita tive source on the other side of the Atlantic, a Third avenue, Seattle business man, received a letter this week, stating that Germany now has 1200 submarines in com mission. Most of these have been held in reserve except for practice trips. * WATCH DESTRUCTION IS ADVICE BERLIN, Thursday, Feb. 1. — The Overseas News! agency announces that the Entente powers have lost 4,-j 000.000 tons of shipping to date, since the beginning of i the war, and advise a comparison of the destruction prior' to the present date to that from now on. _j SEATTLE’S QUEER PANIC COMES TO QUICK END SEATTLE, Thursday, Feb. 1.—This city’s freak; panic stopped today with the suddeness that it started, when the clearing house announced this morning that it would ’’stand behind every bank open for business in Se attle today.” The guarantee stopped all runs save the one at the Scandinavian-American and the withdrawals from that institution are not nearly so heavy as yesterday. The guarantee by the Federal reserve bank at San Francisco, to ship all money needed up to $b8,00(),0()0 im goid enabled the clearing house to take a firm stand and The people finding that their money was safe were satis-j tied. _ STATE INSURANCE MAN IS KILLED ' OLYMPIA, Thursday, Feb. 1.—E. W. Olson, chair-1 man of the state industrial insurance commission, was; shot and killed in his offices this afternoon by John van! Dell of Bordeaux. Van Dell had a claim and was paid $581 for an injury, but demanded a life pension on the claim! that he was permanently injured. \ R. R. SHIPMENTS TO INTERIOR ARE DISCUSSED Division Oflicials from Fair banks at Seattle; Bids Opened SKATTLK, Thursday, Fob. 1.—Bids were opened here this morning on 1, : 100 tons of steel rails for the Nenana Fairbanks division of the railroad and awards will be made later. Howard l*. Curtis, general store keeper at Nenana for the Fairbanks division, and W. A. Keaburn, superin tend »nt of transportation on the .same division, are here for a confer ciu-e with Purchasing Agent Dole, as i to the methods of purchase and ship ment of supplies to the interior and to secure additional equipment. UNCLE SAM NOW LOOKING FOR A MARRIED FARMER There is an opportunity at present for a good farmer, proiicient in the ways of everything from turnips to cows, to secure a position with Uncle Sam. M. D. Snodgrass, superintendent of tin government experimental work in farming in this section is looking for a man and his requirements are ideal. He wants a young American, who has been brought up on a farm, who is a man of family. The successful appli-i cant will be sent to Kodiak by Snod grass and installed on the farm there. Snodgrass leaves for Kodiak on the next boat and applicants should maKe themselves known at once. annnttnuttuntxnnnnn « THE WEATHER » 8 Yesterday. 8 ❖ Maximum . ❖ Minimum . ❖ Current . ❖ Weather .Clear •> ❖ Wind .North •> 8 WEATHER TOMORROW » ❖ Fair and Cooler. * 88888888888888ft aaaaaaatfaaaaaaa “ BOATS AND TRAINS * 888888888888888 The Alaska will leave Cordova at midnight tonight. The Admiral Evans left Juneau o’clock yesterday afternoon. The Northwestern sailed from Se attle, north bound, today. The train left for Mile 40 at 8:'»0 this morning. — Clarence Whitney returned to hisl home at Mile 71 on the train this morning. LIQUOR NOT TO RANK AS PROPERTY : Bill to Make xVlaska “Bone Dry” Contains Un usual Measure WASHINGTON, Thursday, Feb. 1. | —Administration leaders in the house j consider that the Alaska “bone dry” | prohibition bill will pass, if brougiu i to a vote before March 1st, under terms by which anyone can swear ouv a search warrant on suspicion that li- i quor is held unlawfully. The most stringent provision of the proposed act declares that no proper- ^ | ty rights in alcoholic beverages shall ■ be recognized within the territory. Under this ruling no one will be amenable to arrest or prosecution for I destroying such beverages or taking them away from any place. The maximum penalty prescribed for violation of the law will be one vear in prison and a line of 1,000. . ,1 Authority is given the territorial legislature to pass additional legisla toin to aid in the enforcement of the law and the district courts will be permitted to grant licenses up to Jan. 1, 1918, at a pro rata of the fee for a year. SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE DEPARTS FOR SANITARIUM SEATTLE, Thursday, Feb. L Judge Albertson of the Superior court, who is seriously ill, departed for a prolonged stay at the Mayo Brother's sanitarium. MOTION PICTURE IMPRESARIO HERE Capt. Lathrop arrived here from An chorage last night, bringing with him the fine feature which will be shown tonight at the Empress. The motion picture impressario of Southwestern Alaska reports good business at An chorage. BAZAAR TO OCCUPY * HURSHEY BUILDING Repairs and alterations are being made today to the Hurshey building, which has been leased by 'l he Bazaar. The building which was occupied by Ellsworth’s prior to the completion 01 their new building, and which was damaged by the unfortunate liie, oc curring just before the holidays, will be entirely repaired and placed in fust class condition. The Bazaar, which is now located in the Poindexter building will move to the new location prior to March 1st. ACQUITTED OF WIFEJ(ILLING CHARGE SAN ANGELO, Tex., Thursday, Feb. 1.—“Not rUiltv,” was the verdict returned today by the jury in the jase of Spaniels of Alpine, Texas, who was tiied heie on the charge of killing his wife. Spaniels will now be tried on the charge of killing Col. Butler. ENGLAND TO HOLD CAPTURED LAND LONDON, Thursday, Feb. 1. — Walter Hume Long, secretary of state for colonial affairs, said today: “We acquired possession of the different German colonies in various parts of the world as the consequence of this war and let no man think that these territories will ever be returned to German rule. UNRESTRICTED WAR RY SUBMARINES ALARMS ALL; WILSON SILENT BULLETIN! WASHINGTON, Thursday, Eel). 1.—While all official information was withheld late this evening, there were indications from official quarters that communications have been sent or are about to be sent to Germany. WASHINGTON, Thursday, Eeb. 1.—While a diplo matic break with Germany is considered almost inevitable as the result ot ner announced intention to destroy every ship entering a prescrined area around the British isles, and other parts of the European, coast, an ultimtaum or warning to tne German government may preced this ac tion. The view is also taken in official quarters, that the United States cannot let the situation stand unchallenged. President Wilson has given no intention as to his trend oi thought since he expressed incredulous amaze ment when the note was received yesterday. The presi dent remained alone in his study till 11 o'clock last night, considering the German note, seeing no one but doing a great deal of telephoning. He retired after midnight and was up, and in Ins office again at 7 o’clock this morning. Late last night the government commenced formulat ing a definite plan of action and at that time it was under stood that complete severance of diplomatic relations would he tlie reply, but today a more moderate course seemed to be probable. “GERMANY DECLARES WAR,” SAYS WORLD NEW YORK, Thursday, Feb. 1. — The New York V\ orld, under the caption, “Germany Declares War,” as serted today that “there can be but one answer to the Ger man submarine proclamation, and that the German am bassador must be handed his passports today.” PRESS EXPECTS BREAK TO COME WASHINGTON, Thursday, Feb. 1.—A summary of editorial comment from the press of the country, this morning shows the general opinion to be that a break with Germany, so far Jk diplomatic relations is concerned, is certain. MARKET SUFFERS FROM NEWS NEW YORK, Thursday, Feb. 1.—Opening prices on the stock market today showed big losses^ ranging from 11 1-4 to 13 points, as the result of Germany’s announced submarine policy. The declaration by Germany of a sea blockade was felt in every port in the Atlantic. Cotton broke $25 per bale on the opening. HOGS HIGHEST SINCE 1861 CHICAGO, Thursday, Feb. 1. — Hogs reached the nighest price quoted since the war of 1861 when they were quoted at $18.20 per hundred this morning. II DESTROYERS ORDERED OUT TO PROTECT SHIPS WASHINGTON, Thursday, Feb. 1.—Orders were is sued by the navy department this morning placing 22 tor pedo boat destroyers in active service along the Atlantic to preserve neutrality. SHIPPING NOT TO RE DELAYED WASHINGTON, Thursday, Feb. 1. — The treasury lepartmens announced today that all ships will be allow ed to clear in regular order, proceeding to and from the port of New York, regardless of the warning issued by Germany yesterday. GERMAN STEAMER SINKS IN PORT CHARLESTON, S. C., Thursday, Feb. 1.—The Ger man freighter Liebenfels, which has been tied up here since the beginning of the war, began sinking this morn ing and marine men believe she was scuttled as the master refused the aid of tugs. The vessel was in shallow water and now rests on the bottom.