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-- GOLD, COAL LAND COPPER OF THE LAST AND FISH * FRONTIER U_-I J 7 HE ALASKA EVENING POST _ Vo,ume XL Number 74 " SEWARD, ALASKA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1917 Ten Cents the Copy U.S. WILL NOT ARGUE SUB CASE; MOVES MADE PRELIMINARY TO WAR WASHINGTON, Tuseday, Feb. 13—The United States today replied to Germany’s proposal through Switzerland* for a discussion of the submarine situation, bv declining to enter into any negotiations. The government made it plain that no discussion would be "entered into or negotiations considered so long as sub warfare continues without restriction and un til Germany restores its pledge ot restriction on submar ine operations given to the United States as a result of the Sussex case. On being informed of America’s attitude it was an nounced by the Imperial German government today at Berlin that time had expired for all possible exceptions in the submarine campaign and from now on every ship found in the barred zone would be sunk on sight. Germany’s proposal for a re-aflifiliation of the old Prussian-American treaties of 7779 and 1828 with a long list of added clauses to modernize and extend provisions relating to treatment of enemy residents in case of war has been transmitted formally to the state department bv the Swiss minister. % GERARD TO COME BY CUBA PARIS, Tuesday, Feb. 13. — Gerard will sail on a Spanish vessel from Barcelona, Spain, to Cuba, enroute to the United States. 1 . AUSTRIA WOULD AVOID BREAK VIENNA, Monday, Feb. 12—Aust ria-Hungarian of ficials are negotiating with American Ambassador Pen field over the question of allowing Americans to travel unhindered in the Mediterranean, hoping thereby to avoid severance of diplomatic relations between the U. S. and Austria. ,... ,*1 sAitiilJtt} SURE HOLLAND IS PERFECTLY NEUTRAL COPENHAGEN. Tuesday. Feb. 13 — Five German army corps concentrated on Holland’s frontier furnish fairly convincing explanation in default of other reasons for the failure of the Dutch government to adopt the policy toward Germany’s unrestricted sub warfare recom mended by Pres. Wilson. GERMANY STOPS BELGIUM RELIEF WORK AMSTERDAM, Tuesday, Feb. 13. — In compliance with an order from German authorities the American commission for relief work in Belgium is withdrawing from Belgium and Northern France. KAISER HANGS ON TO 12 AMERICAN SAILORS WASHINGTON, Tuesday, Feb. 13.—Formal notifica tion that, although Ambassadoi Gerard and his staff and certain American civilians had been permitted to leave Germany, 72 American sailors brought in as prisoners on the prize ship Yarrodale would be retained in Germany, was given to the state department today by the Swiss minister acting for the German government. They will be held until she has definite assurance that German crews in American harbors will not be held or imprisoned. GERARD OUT OF GERMANY WITH STAFF ZURICH, Switzerland, Monday. Feb. 12.—Ambassador Gerard, the American diplomatic staff and 100 Americans reached here Sunday Members of the German foreign of fice observed the formalities at the railroad station in Berlin and “Saw them off” in silence. WASHINGTON, Monday, Feb. 12. —Ambassador Bernstorff will leave for Berlin Tuesday night HE IS AFTER MEMBERS OF BANK BOARD; WASHINGTON, Monday, Feb. 12.' —Articles of impeachment, charging j Harding, Warburg, Delano, Miller and Hamlin of the federal reserve board with administering the federal reserve banking act with intent to co-' ordinate with the interests of “big business and speculation” were placed before the house of representa- j tives by Congressman Lindbergh to day, and the matter was referred at once to the Judiciary committee. COLD STORAGE, CANNERY AND DOCK TO BE BUILT BY SAN JUAN FISH CO. Construction will be commenced at once by the San Juan Fish Company on the first unit of a cold storage plant, fish dock and salmon cannery on the site leased by the company from the Alaskan Engineering Commission within the city limits near the head of the bay. ' H. 0. Roberts, superintendent of the company, while | not desiring to discuss its plans for the future, stated that the company proposed an investment this year in the neighborhood of $100,000 and will be in a position to handle all the fish which can be delivered. Halibut will be put through froezn for shipment to the eastern market, as will some of the salmon, black cod and red snapper. Salmon of all runs will be canned. From the Alaskan engineering commission it was iearned that the comapny has been granted, through the •.and and industrial department, a 20 year lease on 300 feet j frontage along the beach, covering the ground tide line and the main line right of way at “Powder House point.”; Work will be started at once on the dock which will extend 240 feet out from shore with a T at the end 140 feet in length, Timber for this dock is now enroute here on the freighter Juneau, which left Seattle Sunday. Piling for the dock is being cut by the Alaska Trans fer company, the contract being let several days ago. The salmon cannery will be located on the dock, while the cold storage plant will be built on the beach adjacent to dock approach. Only one unit of the cold storage plant will be erected now, but it will be so constructed that an other unit doubling the capacity of the plant can be built without delay. While the San Juan Fish company buys fish from in dependent fishermen and expects many small fishing boats to make this port headquarters during the coming sum mer, it will operate its own boats to insure a supply. Three purse seine boats will be operated in the salmon industry, and two company haiibut boats will be in opera tion on the banks outside. After considerable prospecting, fishermen in touch with conditions of this bay, are convinced that king sal mon run in large numbers in the vicinity of seal rocks, off Ailik Cape, and if this fact is borne out by the trawlers this will become a salmon canning point of great import ance. Roberts, who came here less than two weeks ago, made special mention of the courteous treatment he has received, both from the people of Seward and the officials .if the Alaskan engineering commission, of the Alaskan engineering commission. As representa tive of one of the large fishing corporations of the coun try, he was not sure what might be the attitude of the of ficials as this is the first move of private capital to make a large investment here directly connected with the govern ment railroad. “I find that it is the policy of U. S. railroad officials to encourage private capital in legitimate development here, and this is most gratifying," said Reborts. “The engineer in charge, Mr. Weir, has extended every courtesy and we • ‘e indebted to him and Chairman Edes at Washington, for the fact that we are able to commence construction work at once." IMMIGRATION BILL PASSED OVERWILSON WASHINGTON.—The Senate pass ed the Immigrant bill, vetoed by the president, over his head on Feb. 6, by a vote of 62 to 19. The measure had already been passed by the house and j now becomes a law. The literacy test i embodied in the bill was the bone of contention between the congress and the President and the bill had been four times vetoed, twice by President Wilson. SIX VESSELS CALL HERE IN_ FOUR DAYS Seward has been quite a busy port during the past four days, arrivals including the S. S. Cordova, and La touche and schooner Harold Blekurn with freight, and the passenger steamers Admiral Evans, Admiral Watson and Northwestern. This compares quite favorably with Feb ruary traffic two years ago when there was only ten day service Capt. newlands to BE DORA’S SKIPPER On her return from the westward, the mail steamer Dora will again change captains, Capt. Sawson having resigned. The new skipper will be Capt. Newlands, formerly mate on the Cordova. Swanson sent in his resignation several weeks ago after one of the Dora's little adventures to the west ward. The captain's wife was burned to death two months ago in Seattle. THE WEATHER - I Yesterday. i Maximum . 38 Minimum .;-..... 28 Current . 28 Weather . Cloudy Wind . South « WEATHER TOMORROW Unsettled and warm. DRAW GRAND JURY NAMES; ALSO PETIT VALDEZ.—(Special)—Gram! and petit juries for the March term of court have been drawn, the grand jury to meet March 8th and the petit jury to report March 14th. The following were the names drawn: Grand Jury—George Long, C. P. Topliff, Pete Layton, H. J. Harvey, S. L. Carter of Valdez; J. R. Reeves, W. S. Newlan, George Scott, J. D. MacCormac, Roy DeLeo, C. H. Lam fey, Wm. O’Laughlin, C. C. Keener, of Cordova; Claude Fisher, W. E. Ballinger, of Eyak; J. J. Campbell, G. A. Mitchell, II. E. Ellsworth, Hugh Dougherty, Nelson Steele of Seward; Nick Meckem, Cliffe Mine; C. P. Haz let of Latouche, and J. S. Craig of Branby. Petit Jury—William Egan, George Tiffany, J. E. Wilson, R. G. Vogt and George Madden of Valdez; J. A. NicO' lett, H. B. Walking, J. L. Smith, 0. E. Lambert, J. Lvdick, G. C. Hanne mann of Cordova; V. L Woow, A. H. Tutt, C. E. Whitney, A. H. McDonald, J. F. Micord and Ross J. Kinney of Seward; Frank Porter, Victor Warn er and Hugh Gillis of Latouche; Dun can Little of Roosevelt; J. J. Ken neally of Eyak; George Wagner of Granite; W. Welsh of Allen. A. J. Lawrence, former owner of the McKinley Electric Shop, arrived from Anchorage and will leave on the Mariposa for Seattle. BOATS AND TRAINS The Admiral Watson sailed for Se attle and way ports Sunday morning at 8 o'clock. The Northwestern arrived Sunday morning at 8 o'clock and sailed south at noon. j The S. S. Dora is due from the i Westward. j The train left yesterday morning at j 8:30 o'clock for Mile 40. BILL FOR HOMESTEADS ON COAL LANDS PASS WASHINGTON, Tuseday, Feb. 13.—The bill author izing homestead entries on public lands in Alaska, con taining oil and coal or gas with a limited patent to entry men, reserving the coal, oil or gas to the United States, was passed by the senate last night. This will open up an immense farming district in the Matanuska region. LITTLE WAR SEEMS NEAR IN CUBA WASHINGTON, Tuseday, Feb. 13.—An appeal not to go to war over a contested presidential election in Cuba lias been sent to the Cubans by Secretary Lansing. A re volt has been brewing for some time. ■-- I OFFER AID TO CUBAN GOVERNMENT HAVANA, Tuesday, Feb. 12. — Announcement was made today that the U. S. has offered 10,000 rifles and 5, 000,000 cartridges to the Cuban government in case of re volt. An encounter occurred today between federal troops and the rebels in Matanzas province. DIVIDEND BY THE I BANK OF SEWARD At a meeting of the board of direct-! ors of the Bank of Seward held today, a 20 per cent dividend was voted on the capital stock of that institution,! the last dividend declared was on j August 9th, 1916, which was on the' same basis. THIRTEEN DIE IN HOTEL BLAZE MINNEAPOLIS, Monday, Feb. 12. _Thirteen lives were lost here last | night when the Kenwood hotel was, destroyed by fire._ NEW MONEY HERE FROM THE MINT New Dimes, quarters and half dol lars of the vintage of 1917, were re ceived by the Harriman National bank yesterday, direct from the federal re serve bank at San Francisco. The quarters were put out by the mint only twelve days ago, and this is the first bank in Southwestern Alaska to • receive them, as the first output is sent to the federal reserve for its na tional banke members. All who desire may secure the new coins for old.. The new coins are after the gener al type of the gold pieces issued un der President Roosevelt. BOOST EDITION SEWARD WEEKLY POST On press next Saturday. Order now. Ten cents per copy. Better than letters.