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f ;:T' I I! BURN 'll A'^A 1 I C0AL _J 1-; V1 v , ... SEWARD,ALASKA,WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13,1917 , Ten Cents the Copy Volume XL CNumDer iw. _______— -.—y.-—--—■— ( I KING GREECE FORCED TO QUIT HIS THRON SECOND SON RULES • (By United State* Cable) ATHENS, Wednesday, June 13.—King Constantine lias abdicated the throne, Crown Prince George has been eliminated and Alexander, the king’s second son, has suc ceeded him. The climax of affairs in Greece was brought about through the agency of the French senator, M. Jonnart, who has held posts in several French cabinets and who arrived in Athens only a day or two ago. He was on a special mission as the representative of fiance, I> 1 itain and Russia ami brought the demands of the poveis Re specting the abdication of Constantine and also specifi-; cally eliminated Crown Prince George, lie having been in cluded among some other Greeks in otticial life who were considered strongly pro-German. It was announced by Premier Zaimis today that the former king and Prince George intend to leave the coun try immediately. Allied troops occupied Slossona, Greece, yesterday without resistance. SHELL RIDDLED SUB TOW I INTO CADIZ (By United State* Cab’*) CADIZ, Spain, Tuesday, June 12.—The Spanish tor pedo boat Xo. G yesterday discovered the German sub marine U-52 in a disabled condition due to gun shots which had disabled its engines. The submarine was towed into Cadiz and stripped of all wireless apparatus. ANOTHER LINER TORPEDOED * (By United State* Table) BOSTON, Wednesday, June 13.—The Leyland liner Anglian, which sailed from Boston on May 30 for Liver pool, was torpedoed today. CUTTER M CULLOCH SUNK IN COLLISION. FORMERLY DEWEY'S DESPATCH SHIP (By United Sv*te* Cak’e) SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, June 13.—The coast guard cutter McCulloch was sunk this morning at 7:20 o’clock off Point Arguella as a result of a collision with the Pacific Steamship company’s ship, the Governor, ac cording to wireless reports received here. No lives were lost, the McCulloch crew being taken off before the boat went down. Details of the accident are meager, but it is understood that the cutter sank in less than an hour and that it was due to a heavy fog. The Governor was on its voyage from Seattle to San 'iego and had left this port Monday for the latter place. The McCulloch had seen considerable service and aft Dewey’s victory took the first news from Manila to .ongkong. ANNERY HANDS SAIL ON MARIPOSA SEATTLE, Wednesday, June 13.— The S. S. Mariposa sailed for Alaska ports today with the following pas sengers for Seward: Miss M. Conley, Eric Wickstrom, Miss B. Johnson, Miss L. Wise, Mrs. K. McDonald, A. Maddren, R. Nakamo, T. 0. Tkaaida, Manuel Vincent, G. Groat, two steer age and twenty-five Orientals. FIRST ALASKA SALMON REACH PUGET SOUND (By United States Cable) SEATTLE, Wednesday, June 13.— First Alaska salmon for the 1917 sea son arrived here today on the North western, the cargo consisting of 9,000 cases from the Carlisle Packing com pany at Cordova. There were also 4,000 cases of canned clams from Cor dova. SNOW TOD A* IN MONTANA DISTRICT ANACONDA, Mont., Tuesday. June 12.—Three inches of snow fell in this vicinity today. BALL PLAYERS SUITS WANTED All baseball players of last year’s team who still have uniforms in their possession are expected to return j them as soon as possible to Manager j Hoben so that they may be laundered and mended for this season’s use. Next Sunday will see the local base ball artists in action for the first time this season. If the new grounds, are j not in condition practice will be en-1 gaged in on the old grounds in Laub ner addition. MASONS MEET SIXTEENTH TIME (By United States Cable) SEATTLE, Tuesday, June 12.—Ma sons throughout the state gathered here today for their sixteenth annual communication. FLAG DAY THURSDAY Seward should observe flag day tomorrow by hanging out the national banner on every available staff. If you have no flag pole, get one. Jack Hesse, formerly here, has writ ten to an old friends that A1 Williams is now at Fort Bayard, N. M., in the last stages of tuberculosis. Hesse is with Williams, who went outside from Anchorage after breaking down while in the service of the railroad. I NGLISH TAK: SECOND SMASH AT TEUTON LINE IN .GIUM (By United Stcte* C»b’«) LONDON, Wednesday, June 13.—In a special order today Field Marshal Haig congratulated General Plumer on the victory which he won in Belgium and also said that “nothing can save the enemy from complete defeat and the full effect of the victory cannot be estimated.” * The British hurled the Germans back again today both east and northeast of Messines along a front of two miles and have captured the village of Gaspard. HILL FORMERLY OPERATOR HERE NOWCAPTAIN C. B. Hill, retired regular army man who was telegraph operator at rail road headquarters for some time and left for the south recently with Mrs. Hill, has been appointed captain in the regular army signal corps. Ad vices of his appointment were received by Lieut. Hawley on the last mail. Hill during his thirty years of ser vice in the army was in the Philippines and China and several places in the States, completing his service while a member of the signal corps in Alas ka. SPECIAL RATE TO CORDOVA FOR 4TH EXCURSION In answer to a message from Wayne Blue, local agent for the Admiral line, that steamship company announces a special excursion »*atc for round trip pers to Cordova or July 4th. Tickets will be sold for **20, a reduction oi $8 from the reguiar round trip rate, and these tickets will be interchange able, that is, passengers going on an Admiral boat may return on an Alas ka line boat. A. H. McDonald, agent for the Alaska line, has not been advised of the low rate, but considers that it will be in effect, its the Admiral line would not have announced that tickets would be interchangeable without conferring with Alaska officials. Cordova is making extensive prep arations to entertain cis tors from Seward and has made inquiry as to how many may be expected. All who expect to go are asked to make it known now by notifying the agent of either steamship company. -•> LARGE ATTENDANCE WANTED AT DRILL The military unit will engage in its regular drill this evening and will meet in the A. B. hall at 7:30 o’clock. On account of the beautiful weather now prevailing the drill will be con ducted out of doors. Several new members have joined the organization since the last meeting night and a large attendance is expected. POISON IS PUT IN WATER TANKS OF SEIZED STEAM R (By United States Cable) LONDON, Wednesday, June 13.—Fifteen enemy air planes bombarded the c ast end of London this morning, dropping bombs indiscriminately over the densely popu lated sections. Heaviest casualties occurred when one bomb struck a school house, killing ten children and wounding 50. Total casualties, as announced by the chancellor be fore the house of commons later in the day, are placed at 31 killed and 67 injured. Foggy weather aided the approaching planes to avoid detection, but they were seen while flying over Essex and whole fleets of British aircraft took to the sky in pursuit of the invaders and a great battle occurred, the results of which have not been announced. Fighting between the enemy craft and British fliers was in progress while the bombs were being dropped on the city and continued as the German craft sought to escape. HUNDRED AND NINETY LOST ON SEQUANA (Ry United State* Cable) PARIS, Wednesday, June 13.—The South Atlantic lin er Sequana, with 550 passengers aboard, has been torped oed in the Atlantic with the loss of 190, including a de tachment of the Sengalese rifles. The Sequana was formerly the City of Corinth and was owned by the South Atlantic Navigation company of this city. From the wording of the official communique it is evident that the native troops stood aside to allow other passengers a place in the boats. -* FIND POISON IN WATER TANKS (Bjr United Stutca Cable) SEATTLE, Wednesday, June 13—Capt. Aka, of Honolulu, and master of a vessel which arrived here this morning from Hawaii, says that the German officers, in an effort to seek vengeance on their enemies who might operate the German liner Prince Waldamer, which was interned and later commandeered in Honolulu, lined the fresh water tanks of the vessel with a poison which would be absorbed by fresh water and cause the death of all who drank it. -4 OIL TANKER SUNK, SAILORS MISSING (B/ United States Cable) WASHINGTON, Wednesday, June 13.—The Ameri can oil steamship Petrolite has been sunk by a submarine and two boats containing a part of the crew are missing. 90 KNOWN DEAD IN MINE FIRE (By United St*te» Cable) BUTTE, Wednesday, June 13.—Of the 167 men who were entombed in the Speculator mine disaster 90 are now known to be dead. The rescue parties are still working with the hope that there might be some still alive in the shafts. --♦> The firm of Lilly & Co. of Seattle sent 50 pounds of rutabaga seeds to be distributed among the farmers in the Matanuska valley. The seeds are of the variety so successfully grown in the northern countries of Sweden and Denmark and will be distributed by Frederick E. Rader, superinten dent of the experimental farm at Mat anuska. BOATS AND TRAINS The Alaska left Cordova at 3 o’clock this afternoon. The Admiral Evans is due from westward. The Admiral Farragut is due at Juneau Friday. The Mariposa sailed from Seattle today. THE WEATHER Yesterday. Maximum .71 Minimum .-.44 Current ...—.51 Clear, northerly winds. 0 WEATHER TOMORROW Clear, south winds.