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* | CRUST OF BREAD PRO. I.ONGS THE WAR. 1.... SEWARD, ALASKA, MONDAY. JANUARY 7, 1918. TEN CENTS PER COPY Volume XI. Number -IT. _ -_ ■ ■■■ 1 ■» -■ ■ ■ ■ ■ —— 11,11 ■■■■ — WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.—The Supreme Court ot the United States today, in a decision, held that tae selective draft service is constitutional. The decision sustains the government’s Contention that any given authoiitv of •Corcress like the power to declare war, also includes the power to compel citizens to render military service at home or abroad. Chief Justice White, who delivered the unanimous opinion, declared that the Supreme Court had reached the conclusion that most of the opposition and contention to the selective draft were more imaginary than real. When the decision was given Provost Marshal General Crowder immediately wired all draft boards to post the decision of the United States Supreme Court and warn all that the government would take quick steps to bring all offenders and evaders of the draft law to justice. PLOT DISCOVERED 10 DESTROY ALL MILLS ON COAST FEARING INTRIGU: G RMANY PROTESTS PEACE .CONFERENCE STOCKHOLM, Jan. 7.—It is unofficially announced' here that the Russian efforts to have the Get mans ac* quiese to the transfer of the confer ence to discuss peace negotiations to this city have appar :»:tly failed. It is re ported that the Germans fear intrigue here by the allied ' agents. Foreign secretary Trotsky is known to have gone to Brest-Litovsk but his at.empt to persuade the German representatives to go to Stockholm weie in vain. BOLSHEVIKI IS STRENGTHENING ALL FRONTS LONDON, Jan. 7.—It is announced definitely that the Bolsheviki government cf Russia is now strengthening all fronts. Petrograd reports that the Bolsheviki intends sending home all soldiers who do not want to fight so that the ranks of the Russian forces will have only men who ' are willing to fight for their ideal of government. BOOTLEGGER UNDER ARREST AND LARGE CACHE DISCOVERED John Olson was this afternoon giv en one year in prison and also tined S 100.00. One man has been arrested and charged \'ith bootlegging, and a large liquor cache ha- been discovered and seized by the olhci ils. John Olson, who recently returned from Anchoiage, is the man now in jail and he was arrested by L nited States Deputy Marshal Isaac Evans, Chief of Police Guest and night »>?. trclman Charles Eimswiler. For several days the three officers worked on the case and last night they swooped down on Olson’s cabin near rhe A. B. hall. Several bottles were found in handy places but the nain cache was buried underneath the floor of the cabin. The cache as taken by the three of ficers consisted of one 5 gallon keg ct whiskey, 37 bottles of whiskey, and several other bottles, partly filled. Olson was taken before Unir^d States Commissioner Whittlesey this afternoon. __ PROPOSAL IS MADE THAT MEMBERS HAVE THEIR BUMPS EXAMINED LONDON, Jan. 7. — A proposal that all candidates for Parliament should submit to examination by a phrenologist and “have their bumps told/’ is one of the features of the annual report of the British Phrenolo gical Society, which has just com plat ed its annual meeting here. • -+ The largest practical reinforced con Crete seagoing yes sol yet built is a 000-ton craft recently completed in Norway. MAJOR MEARS WILL ARRIVE HERE TONIGHT .Major Frederick Mears, of the Alas kan Kngineering Commission, with headquarters at Anchorage, will ar I rive ;n Reward tonight, accompanied by his family, cnroute to the outside. It is understood that Major Mears has disposed of his household goods at Anchorage and does not expect to return to the north Major Mears will perhaps be one of the. guests at the Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon tomorrow and Mrs. Mears will be entertained by the ladies of Seward sometime I during her stay in the city. The I paity has «ecured a suite «it the Hotel Seward and will be passengers to the states on the Alaska. __ COLORADO PRODUCES ENOUGH POTATOES TO LAST A WHILE DENVER. Colo.. Jan. 7. — Colora do produced 9,150,000 bushels of pota toes this year, according to# figures compiled hv W;. H. Kerr, chairman of the n arkets committee of the State j Council of Defense. This is 2,250,900 bushels more than the <tate produced last year. —:-* An automobile tire pump has beer invented that is slipping over the i crank shaft of a car and operated by j its engine. PAPER PLANT WRECKED BY A SEATTLE MOB SEATTLE, Jan .7. — Two civilians and twenty sailors have been arrested for smashing the equipment in the printing establishment of H. C. Pig got t last Saturday night. The esta blishment has been printing the Daily Call, a radical newspaper controlled by the Industrial Workers of the World. The damage done is estimated at $15,000. The printing establishment is sit uated in the basement of a building near the Pike street market. The mob seemed fully organized and before the police could resist the efforts of the couple of hundred of men, printing presses has been smashed, type cases turned over and dumped into the streets and the large room looked as if a cyclone had hit it when the riot i ers Jeft. -Q— COYOTE SNATCHES BABY TWIX BKIDGL, Mont., Jan. 7. — Coyotes \vi4h tlie rahi«*< are nume 'ous ricar Sheri< ,m. A short time r.po one became ;o I that it entered the yard of A. VV. ifaiwood and snatching: the snail baby who war play inp there, ran off some (hs I lance with it before those who went to the rescue could offer any assis tance. The child escaped uninjured. CABIN FOUND THAT HOUSED MASTER SPY LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7. — A cab 1 in declared by deputy sheriffs to have j been the biding place of Franz Schul i enberg, alleged master of lhe Gemtan spy system now under arrest in San ! Francisco, was discovered last night in San Gabriel canyon, 50 miles north east of here. Fifty pounds of dyna mite and fuse caps were found hidden | in the cabin. TO RELIEVE GUNS WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. — Arsen als to make and repair all ordnance ; used by the American army are in* eluded in plans for American bares i being established in F’an<*c. Every 100 days all guns large and small used on the trench lines a’*e “snot l out,” necessitating being usmed. ---4 The velocity of earthquakes is regis tered two hundred ‘‘old by a seismo 1 graph invented by a Japanese scien ! tist. I Documents Obtained From Prisoners Indicate That Germany Hushing Plans lor Great Air Service To Thwart the Americans A Fit AID OF THE UNITED STATES Germany Took Quick Notice of Fact That America Planned to Put Ten Thousand Machines 1 hto Europes War WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE, Jan. 7. — Germany's plans for an aerial warfare on a larger scale than heretofore is indi cated in documents taken from enemy prisoners. According to these docu ments Germany took quick notice of the published statement.; that the United States intended putting tens of thousands of aerial craft into the European warfare. Germany instant ly issued orders increasing that na tion’s ou’put in anticipation of offset ting the increased enemy force. The documents also stated that thousands of Geimans were immediately to be ordered into the special aviation am: Zeppelin corps. The American offi cials here are making efforts 10 arouse the home government to speed up completion of aircraft and develop the American air service in Europe. MASS FOR THE DEAD SOLDIERS SAID IN FRANCE ' WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE, Jan. 7. — Mass for the American and French dead was said in the French chinches yesterday on the occasion of the National celebra tion of Joan of Arc. American and French flags were draped over the al tar at Domremy, whore she wor shipped. -* EARL READING TO REPRESENT GREAT BRITAIN _ LONDON, Jan. 7. — The Daily Ex press this morning says that Earl Reading, Lord Chief Justice, is going to the United States as direct repre sentative of the British War Cabinet. Earl Reading will have the title of i Ambassador, but a charge d’affairs I will handle the purely diplomatic mat ! teis and he will control the war acti vities. j The Express further states that this substantiates the various rumors ! that Ambassador Spring-Rice has been recalled from the United States and younger men are to take charge of Great Britain’s foreign affairs. * GERMAN MONEY 1$ SAID TO BE BACK OF I. W. W. SCHEME SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7.—The Board of Under writers announced to the Federal authorities today that they had evidence of a well organized plot to destroy all lumber yards, mills and other manufacturing plants, also crops on the Pacific coast. The Industrial Workers of the World are behind the plot and it is believed that Germany is furnishing money for the carrying out of the nefarious schemes. Names of over one hundred were given the Federal authorities by the Underwriter officials and many arrests will he made. Agents of the government in I all parts of the Pacific Coast have been given names of | those in the plot in their districts and arrests have been ; ordered. PLACE ROPES ON NECKS OF PRO-GERMANS AURODON, la., Jon. 7. — After months of friction between citizens and members of the city council, local defense league and pro-Geiman nvm hers of the same, a sensational attack was made yesterday upon Rev. W. A. Starck and Fred Tenekheig. Rope* were placed about their necks and they were all but lynched, by pa rents of boys who are on the fighting ! front. The parents have become in furiated by the unpatriotic actions of pro-Gemnn sympathizers, some of whom are prominent citizens and are holding onicial positions. -A REVOLT AMONG ! SPANIARDS IS UNDER CONTROL MADRID. Jan. 7. — Premier Al hecumah announced today that the Spanish government has maste?ed ♦he revotution.it y situation following scores of arrests of ringleaders. Sat urday ad telephone and telegraph communication was suppressed until the government had secured the upper hand over the revolters. ! government is GETTING TO BE SOME PUBLISHER i WASHINGTON, Jan. 7. — The an nual report of the Division of Publi cations of the Department of Com : merce, issued today, shows that that ' department is one of the larger pub j lishing establishments of the govern ment. During the past fiscal year there were issued 1,192 daily weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual and spec i ial reports, covering the broad scope of the work of the Secretary’s office and the eight bureaus of the Depart ment. The printing of these reports cost the government more than $216, 1000. HOSPITALS ARE READY FOR THE SICK SOLDIERS — American Surgeon General With the Forces in France Has Completed Elaborate Flans for Care ot the Wounded Americans TO LOOK AFTER THE BLIND Largest Drug Order Ever Placed Is Sent to England—Hospital Trains Are Ordered For the American Front WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE, Jan. 7. — Surgeon Gen j oral Bradley announced today elab orate plans for the care of the AroeH 1 can sick and wounded, also the blind • soldiers. He stated that there would be ample hospital room for all. bif i teen complete hospital trains have ! been ordered from England and two from Fiance. The American expedition has just placed the largest drug ordei evc»* given to England. The Americans are endeavoring to buy everything 1 possible on this side of the Atlantic in order to save cargo space. 1 _ ♦♦_ ROYAL PALACE ! AT GENOA GOES j TO RED CROSS HOME, Jan. 7. — King Immanuel today turned the royal palace at Ge j noa over to the American Ked Cross j and tomorrow the organization will j take compete possession. The King. in making this concession, stated that ' the American Red Cross was the - greatest humanitai ian organization on the face of the earth. -* Two complete sets of controlling ! devices feature a new automobile de signed for instruction purposes.