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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.
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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.
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“ BOATS AND TRAINS *
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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.

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