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EAT MATANUSKA ; ALASKA ! COAL !! j FISH j j! 1-■' THE ALASKA EVENING POST ' , V1 Z ,, SEWARD, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 11)17 Ten Cents the Copy Voliime XL ENIHHD61 »•>. __-______—--— TWO HUN SUBS ARE DESTROYED ON THE HIGH SEAS BY SHIP; -- i\\y Atftoriatrd l*re*s Dispatch) LONDON. Sept. 25.—Official announcement that the j armed steamer which sunk two Hun subs was an Ameii*. can craft and that but three shots were tired at each ofj the subs, when they went down to stay. | One of the subs was sunk immediately after it had1 successfully shelled a neutral sailing vessel. During thisj engagement a British torpedo boat tried to lend assistance; to the neutral boat, but not until the American had given tlie sub its death blow. The second sub was sunk when I caught in a trap by the American. : The American steajner has been patrolling in the North Sea for some time and as yet her identity has not been discovered, but her damages to the subs have beenj noted on many occasions, and in mati\ instances wheie neutral boats are engaged by subs this same American steamer appears on the scene at about the right time. She is well armed. GERMAN ATTACKS REPUTED WITH LOSSES i (By Associated Pre's* Dispaich) LONDON. Sept. 24. — The Germans continued last night to launch heavy counter attacks against the new British lines east of Ypres and used large forces without results, except the loss of a great many men. RUSSIANS RETIRE ON RIGA FRONT PETROGRAl), Sept. 24.—The Russian troops on the Riga front have retired to the right bank of the Divinia river in the region of Jackostand, where they seem to he holding their own. EIRE DEPARTMENT MEETS TONIGHT There will be a meeting of the Fire Department at 8:30 this evening, at the Firg Hal!. All members request ed to l>e present. FIRE CHIEF. 63RD AMBULANCE SECTION ISSUES FIRST NEWSPAPER SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE, Sept. 19, (Correspond ence)—So far as is Itoown, it has remained for the Sixty third Ambulance Section of the American Red C ross to be the first to distinguish itself by issuing a genuine, reg ular newspaper. The paper has considerably less than a million-a-day circulation but it is a God-send to the mem bers of the “Soixante Trois,” which it calls itself. The first issue of “Soixante Trois” is strictly hand made and is produced by a manifolding process. Nearly all the section comprises the editorial staff, and about 90 per cent of this staff has devoted itself to humorous ef forts. The “Own-Lee" Laundry Company is the most liberal advertiser, with a lurid page invoking everyone to “fall in line” and “follow the example of the cook who washed his face in the dishparv." Then there is a “tonsorial parlor" that invites the readers to “come in and enjoy the show”—which the ad vertisement continues includes “microscopic animals con tributed by our patrons.” There is a bit of “poetry" or two, also a couple of rough sketches, and four pages of reading matter, includ ing “Personalities” and a “Diary of our Own Samuel Pepys.” News as it is ordinarily conceived is conspicuous by its absence, but the “Soixante Trois” is chock full of * fun, which is perhaps just as welcome as news to the mem bers of the section. BOOZE GOES INTO BAY (!ly Associated Treat Dispatch) DOUGLAS, Ariz., Sept. 24.—More than 500 carloads of whisky, cham pagne and other wines, valued at $•>, 500,000, were dumped into the bay at Ciuaymas, Sonora, under orders of the state authorities, on August 2S last, according to a statement today by Ives G. Lelevier, Mexican consul here. Photographs of the scene attending the confiscation and destruction of the liquor, together with the official noti fication of the action, were received by the consul. ' The beverages thrown into the ocean were the accumulations of shipments to Sonora seized by the state since the abolition of the liquor traffic on Jan uary 1, 11)15, and the stocks on hand which were taken over when the pro hibition decree became effective. Ev ery government warehouse in the state has been emptied of liquor, it is de clared, and the information to Mr. Lelevier says that so far as the au thorities are aware, there is not a drop of intoxicants in the state. The message to the consul says that P. Elias Calles, still the chief author ity in Sonora, is determined that li quor never again shall he sold in the state or be permitted to come within its borders. HUN POWER 5,500J)00 MEN Headquarters French Army in France, Sept. 25.—The Associated Press has just completed figures which give approximately the man power of Germany in the war at the present time, together with casualties, as fol lows: Fixed formation on the various fronts, employed on lines of commun ication and stationed in the interior, 5,500,000. Divisions undergoing formation and men in depots, 000,000. Losses in killed, permanently dis abled and prisoners, 4,000,000. Wounded under treatment at hospi tals, 500,000. Total, 10,000,000. 4 NEW METHOD | CURING HERRING At the Chamber of Commerce lun I cheon given yesterday the chief topic ! of interest under discussion was the herring fishing industry. The Scotch cure method of packing herring was discussed by several of the speakers, who have been watching the process as taught by Mr. Stod- j dard, of the Bureau of Fisheries, who i has been sent to Alaska by the De partment for the purpose of teaching* this method of curing herring. In this matter the Bureau is render ing a noble service, not only to Alas ka, but to the entire nation. Thej work of Mr. Stoddard, their represen tative, is a high test to the efficiency of the Department. His untiring ef forts in this field has aroused a keen interest in the industry and the out put this year bids fair to be ten times as great as that of last year. At Kachemak Bay, where there was j a few hundred barrels put up last year, there will be over ten thousand ! barrels this year. Mr. Stoddard said among other good things that “right here in Alas kan waters there are more herring than there are pebbles on the beach.” Further, he said that off the coast of Scotland in two weeks time, three mil lion herring were caught, cured anti ; packed. The herring industry has | been entirely overlooked in the past. : but in the not fur distant future the herring will be one of Alaska’s chief I exports. _•%-. “HEl.ENE OF THE NOIH'H" ■ ATTRACTION AT EMPRESS Marguerite Clark, Daniel Frohman’s ! dainty star, in the most unique im personation she has yet assumed in motion picture art, will be the at traction at the Empress theater to morrow night, when she will appear as “Helene” (Miss Hearing, in “Hel ! en of the North”). The subject com bines in a decidedly novel manner the cultured atmosphere of aristocratic so ciety circles, with the rugged environ ; ment of trackless wastes of North western Canada. Without a doubt one of the best photoplays ever shown in Seward. “BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC LONDON, Sept. 24. — An American surprise was sprung on the fashionable audience at the opening of the annual series of so-called “Popular Concerts,” which for a generation have been a weekly feature of the musical season in London. The soloist of the afternoon was Miss Carire Tubb, perhaps the most popular of native English primadonnas. In response to the customary demand for an encore, she sang with splendid dramatic effect the famous “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” When the first notes of the piano accompaniment tinkled out there were some smiles among the audience, who knew, the air principally as used by the Salvation army to carry a religious song in its open air meetings. But the intense fervor of the singer swept all before her, and the song was heard in breathless silence and hailed with enthusiastic applause. _A-. PORTO RICO’S QUOTA 12,854 MEN SAN JUAN, Porto Rico, Sept. 24.—Porto Rico’s quota for the National army will be 12,854 instead of 7,000 men as originally announced, according to Lieutenant Colonel Townshend, in command of the district of Porto Rico, who has just received instructions from Washington to that effect. Whether the total number will be called at one time or whether they will be drawn at different intervals is not yet known here. However, plans for the building of a cantonment to accommodate 7,000 men have not yet been changed. J NAVAL WORKS AT OSTEND BOMBARD ) BY BRITISH WARSHIP (By Associated l’rcss Dispatch) LONDON, Sept. 24.—The British warship bombard ed the Teer naval works at Ostend with satisfactory re sults. Three German seaplanes were brought down by British aeroplanes. TROUBLE AMONG THE CENTRAL POWERS (By Associated Press Dispatch) BERNE, Sept. 24—The Kaiser passed through Bu dapest on his way to Sofia and it is believed he is seking to smooth over the difficulties between Bulgaria and Ger many. Austria demanded military aid which Bulgaria refused, and Bulgaria asked similar aid, which the cen tral powers refused. A _ •• — - • PERSHING TO GO CLOSER TO FRONT (By Aasorinted Preis Dispatch) PARIS, Sept. 25. — Belief that the American expe ditionary forces will soon take over a section of trenches somewhere in France and Belgium and will soon receive a baptism of fire, is based on an announcement made to night that Gen. Pershing’s headquarters are to be moved from Paris to a point nearer his men, who are undergo ing intensive training at a point not far distant from the lighting line. The new location of the American commander’s head quarters..will probably become his field headquarters after the American “Sammies” go into action. The work of moving the headquarters will begin to morrow. The place selected is, of course, unknown. FLYING MADE IMPOSSIBLE BY WEATHER (By Anvorinted Press Dispatch) LONDON, Sept. 11.—It is officially announced that during the first two hours of Tuesday’s battle, low clouds and a drizzling rain made flying almost impossible. When the weather improved our aerial activity became great and the contact maintained with our advancing troops, both aeroplanes and balloons, gave observations for our army. FLANDERS MUD MORE DEADLY THAN ENEMY LONDON, Sept. 1, (Mail Correspondence). — Major General Frederick B. Maurice, Director of Military Op erations at the War Office, who has just returned from one of his frequent trips to the front in France, was asked by the Associated Press correspondent what phase of battle front activity had on this occasion impressed him most. "Always the same thing—mud,” he replied. “It is the most remarkable mud in the world. As an enemy it is more persistent than the German and more deadly than his artillery. “I had a remarkable object lesson of the power of the Flanders mud during my week in the battle area. I visit ed a hospital where they had two of our men who had been rescued after spending thirty hours in the grip of a Flanders mud-hole. The two men, advancing across No Maivs land in the semi-darkness, had stumbled into an old snell-hole and found themselves inextricably in the clutches of the thick mud at the bottom. When they were found, they had beeit there for thirty hours, and had been drawn waist-deep into the clay. “All sorts of expedients were tried to extricate them, and it was finally deemed necessary to fit a harness to them and pull them out with a team of mules. Both men had their hips and knees dislocated in the process. That is Flanders mud!”