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;. ' ) i! BURN ./Ter* ! !! MATANUSKA AfkhA ]■ 1 C0AL I _ AND _ m _J .. 1 - THE ALASKA EVENING post V»lunu- XI. NumlH-i’l's, ™ SEWARD, ALASKA; MONDAY, AUGUST 27,1917.___Ten Cento the Copy JEFFERSON IN COLLISION WITH PRINCESS MAY Boats On Southeastern Alaska Run Crash During Fog—Tug to Rescue BULLETIN (By Associated l*rcs« Dispatch) SEATTLE. Aug. 27.—In collision ir Milbank Sound the S. S. Jefferson was badly damaged on the port side. 'I he Jefferson is anchoret! at Swanson Ray with passengers aboard. None in jured. (By Associated Presa Dispatch) VICTORIA. R. C„ Aug. 27.—The Alaska line steamer Jefferson, bound to Southeastern Alaska, collided with the Princess May this afternoon in the vicinity* of Swanson s Bay. I he tug Salvor has gone to give assistance. It is presumed that the vessels are not seriously* damaged as the call was not urgent. BOOKER WILL JOIN ARMY Well-Known Seward Lawyer On Way Outside to Enter Military Service Attorney* Leon C. Booker, former Secretary of the Seward Chamber of Commerce, returned from Anchorage on the Admiral Evans and after a short stay here will go outside to join the army for service in France, in the quartermaster’s department. In the event that the department is fulT Booker proposes to go direct to France and enlist in the field. Booker’s father was an officer ir the American army in the Philippines where his health gave way under the strain of service. -o NEW YORK STILL AT HEAD OF NATIONALS' CHICAGO, Aug. 27.—Standings foi the National League teams at the close of play yesterday follow: Won Lost New York . 72 40 Philadelphia . 6‘- 40 St. Louis . 62 5;> Chicago .-. 61 Cincinnati . 63 Brooklyn . 64 Boston .-. 48 Pittsburgh. 37 78 -* BUREAU OF FISHERIES EXPERT IN SEWARE W. P. Studdert, of the U. S. Bureai of Fisheries, a herring expert, who is introducing the Scotch method of cur ing this fish, returned on the Admira Evans this morning from SeldovU where he has been for several weeks Mr. Studdert will be here several days and will be pleased to meet those in terested in the fish industry, espeial ly in the herring possibilities of this part of Alaska. He is at the Hote1 Sexton. A r— i i NAG DISREGARDS LAW, CALLS ON COMMISSIONER j As full proof that ordinances J are only written to amuse or j otherwise occupy our minds, a fine-looking horse, called on U. S. Commissioner Whittlesey this afternoon and spent some time with his fore feet on the commissioner’s front porch. After establishing a nodding acquaintance through the win dow, the nag made himself at home, remaining under the protection of the porch, regard less of the city statute anent allowing animals to browse about at large. The commis sioner is a kind-hearted man and did not turn his visitor over to the police. AUSTRIANS GIVE GROUND, FRENCH HOLD AT VERDUN — ■ — (By Associated Tress Dispatch) ROME, Aug. 27, (Official). — A desperate battle is progressing at Bainsizba plateau on the front noith of j Gorizia. FIFTEEN ATTACKS SMASHED AT VERDUN (By Associated Tress Dispatch) ■j PARIS, Aug. 27, (Official).—Strong German attacks in a counter effort to offset the French gains of last week were made Sunday along the Aisne and at Verdun. Fifteen of these attacks were broken up in succes sion along the Verdun front by French artillery fire, and in some instances the survivors of the steel hurricane j ! threw down their arms on reaching the French trenches and surrendered. Eleven hundred German prisoners were taken yesterday and the French maintained all posi tions. -.> AUSTRIAN HEADQUARTERS NOTES LOSS AMSTERDAM, Aug. 27. — Austrian headquarters , report the retirement of Austrian troops fighting north of Gorizia on the Isonzo front. CANADIAN CASUALTIES HEAVY OTTAWA, Aug. 27, (Official). — Canadian casualty lists total 1,000 for the week ending Sunday. Canadian forces bore the brunt of the fighting at Lens. BERLIN REPORTS BEAUMONT FIGHT BERLIN, Aug. 27, (Official).—Germans were forced to relinquish Beaumont by a forward thrust of the French during Sunday’s fighting but the Germans subse quently recaptured the village and wooded sections. The fighting continues in this sector. _a_ BUILD ISTROYERS ALL OVERJ. S. 1$ PLAN (Dy Associated Press Dispatch) WASHINGTON, Aug. 27.—Navy designers are pre paring plans to standardize the American destroyers to facilitate quantity production of this, the most successful weapon against submarines. Parts of destroyers under the new plan, can be made at steel plants in all parts of the country. Engines and , equipment can be assembled at central plants and for warded to the shipyards building the hulls for installa 1 tion. New destroyers will be delivered rapidly after the i beginning of the year. FLYER IN AMERICAN FORCE KILLED ’ I (By Associated Press Dispatch) WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. — The death of the first American in naval fying forces of the United States on the French front is reported today in a message from the base, telling of the death of George Manley, machinist’s mate, who was killed in an aeroplane accident. Manley was a member of the first expedition to reach France following the declaration of war. BISHOP ROWE HERE ON WAY WESTWARD Bishop Rowe was in Seward yester day en route west, and was in con ference with Archdeacon Stuck and John W. Wood before sailing. Secretary Wood, of the Episcopalian 1 Mission Board, sailed west with the bishop and will return south-bound on the Alaska. Archdeacon Stuck sailed today on the Admiral Evans for Cordova en route to his district in the interior. MRS. DONOHOE TO BE GUEST AT RECEPTION Mrs. Thomas Donohoe, president of the Alaska Federation of Women’s clubs, will be the guest of the Seward Women’s Club at a reception to be tendered at the Hotel Sexton, Tues ; day afternoon, at 2:30 o’clock. Mes. Donohoe is taking an active part in the work by women of Alaska for war purposes, including both the ! Red Cross and Patriotic League en | deavors. STRONG ENEMY TO PARTY SAYS T. DONOHOE Points Out That Re-appointment Would Injure Party Work In Territory Attorney Tom Donohoe, Democratic national committeeman for the Terri tory, arrived on the Alaska last even ing, accompanied by Mrs^ Donohoe, who will be the guest of friends while Tom is looking after some legal mat ters at this session of the court. Donohoe is of the opinion that Gov. Strong will not be re-appointed, prin cipally because of the blow that such an appointment would be to the Demo cratic organization of Alaska. “In his recent appointments the Governor ousted an able man in South eastern Alaska and replaced him with a Republican,” said Donohoe, “just be cause the Democrat in question made a rather inspiring speech in nominat ing Sulzer at the last convention. “Governor Strong’s most recent of fense agajnst the party is to nominate J. J. McGrath, from the editorial de partment of the Juneau Dispatch, a Republican organ, to a place as terri torial publicist. “It looks as though the Governor were going out of his way to be de fiant against members of the party. “As to that letter to Mr. Boyle. Governor Strong’s defense that it was a private letter is no defense at all, as it indicates that he was striking at the future of the party on the quiet. The chairman of the National Committee so informed Strong when he was in Washington. “It ought to be enough for Alask ans to note the papers which are sup porting Strong, and then at their con nections, to see who is back of the Strong campaign and also back of Wickersham.'* ___ A_ WAR TAX BILL DELAYED BY CONTENTION Senate Begins Consideration of Measures Effecting Increase In Postage Hates (By Aisociatrd Prcaa Dispatch) WASHINGTON, Aug. 27.—While leaders prepared for a contest over war profits taxation, the Senate today began consideration of postage in crease sections in the war tax bill. The debate on the war profits dis pute is set for Wednesday, and in creasing contention over parts of the measure make it apparent that little of the bill will be sent to conference before next week. HUGE SUM FOR DESTROYERS — I Secretary Daniels Proposes to Build Fleet to Cost $350,000,000 At Early Date (By Asaorintrd Preaa DUpatch) WASHINGTON, Aug. 27.—Secre tary Daniels is preparing estimates for the immediate construction of tor pedo boat destroyers, which will cost in the neighborhood of $350,000,000. -4 W. S. Craig and wife, teachers, en route to the school at Naknek, and F. E. Zinn and wife, for the hospital at Kanaknak^ near Nushagak, are here waiting for the next trip of the Santa Ana to westward. MEASURE IS RECORD BREAK 1 IN FINANC! OF DNITED STATES (Ry Associated Press Dispatch) WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. — Members of the House Ways and Means Committee began today the consider ation of the largest single financial bill in the history of the United States, the war bond and certificate proposal drafted by Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo. This bill, carrying $11,500,000,000, is to authorize in addition to the issuance of $7,500,000,000 bonds, the is suance of $2,000,000,000 in certificates of indebtedness and war savings certificates to discharge other obligations not designated. The bond issue of seven and a half billions is to meet Allied loans requested by members of the Entente for use in their part in the war against Germany. _A_ TAK: N GRO TROOPS FROM TEXAS, PLEA (By Associated l'rrss Dispatch, WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. — Signed by all members of the Texas delegation, a petition asking for the with drawal of all negro troops from Texas was presented to the White House by Senator Sheppard and laid before President Wilson. RIOTOUS TROOPS PLACED IN STOCKADE COLUMBUS, Aug. 27.—Members of the 24th Infan try arrived from Ft. Houston today, under guard. The men charged with implication in the riots were placed in the stockade and other soldiers of the regiment disarmed and assigned to previously prepared quarters. U. S. TO REPLY_TO_BENEDICT SOON WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. — Secretary Lansing said today that America’s reply to Pope Benedict’s peace pro posals will be made soon. Indications are that the En tente powers are waiting for the United States to make the first reply. MYSTERY IN THIS WRECK Lonely Hulk and Cargo Ashore On Jarvis Island In Southern Seas HONOLULU, T. H., July 25, (By Mail).—The wreck of an unknown sailing vessel, apparently abandoned, lies on the shores of Jarvis Island, ac cording to a report brought to Hono lulu last Sunday, July 22, by the Wai marine, a steamer of the Union Steam ship Co., New Zealand. Before leaving Suva, where she had stopped for bunkers, the Waimarine received cable orders to search for the steamer Wairuna, of the same line, which was long overdue and for which grave apprehension was felt. Accord ing Captain Foster searched in the neighborhood of Jarvis and Christmas Islands for her, but found no sign of the lost vessel. But on Jarvis Island he sighted the wreck of some other vessel, high and dry on the beach, with all her masts gone. Through his glasses he could see that the beach was piled high with wreckage and cargo, but there was no sign of human life in the neighborhood of the wreck. As the wrecked vessel was evident ly not the one for which he was searching, Captain Foster did not send a boat ashore, so when he reached Honolulu he could not tell what the name of the vessel was, nor could he be positive that there were no sur vivors. 50,000 CHILDREN IN STATE OF STARVATION NEW YORK, Aug. 27.—Fifty thou sand small children are reported to be in danger of starvation in Lebanon, in Asiatic Turkey. _JL._ . BOATS AND TRAINS --/ The Admiral Watson will not sail from Seattle on August 3lst as sched uled but will go into dock for repairs and an overhauling, she having lost a blade from the propeller on her last trip south. The Admiral Farragut is en route. The Admiral Evans, sailing on Sep tember 8th, will be the next Admiral liner to come North, and will go to Kodiak. The Northwestern sailed from Seat tle this morning. The Alaska arrived from Seattle and way ports yesterday evening. The train made the round trip to Mile 51 yesterday. -tt THE WEATHER Yesterday. Maximum....56 Minimum .-.48 Current...-.52 Precipitation.38 Cloudy. North to south wind. WEATHER TOMORROW Stormy.