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FOOD WILL WIN THE || HK "HO "ASTK.s A , ’ WAR — DONT WASTE ; j CRI ST OF BREAD PRO- I [ I.ONC.S THE WAR. I . J !-' - THE ALASKA EVENING POST SEWARD, ALASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY JO, 1918. TEN CENTS PER COPY Vo \! ' __-_—---—-------_ EUROPEAN FOOD SITUATION REACHES CRITICAL POINT HOOVER TO SEND U. S. SUPPLIES TO FOREIGN NATIONS I • WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. — According to an official statcu' t -ssued today the food situation in Euiope is regarded so critical that the American hood Administia tion is planning to release an additional ninety million bu shels of wheat despite the fact that the normal export surplus was shipped by the middle ot last December. The American people will be asked to make up the deficiency. The Allies demands are so insistent that Food Administrator Hoover decided to take a chance on a shortage next spring to meet the Allies needs in part. 11 the consumption in America is not reduced, the Adminis tration officials see a possible shortage of flour in the United States in May before the new crop comes in June. BAN ON SEATTLE HAS BEEN LIFTED BY THE MILITARY SEATTLE, Jan. 10. — The order barring all sol diers of Camp Lewis from this city was lifted today by the military officials. In a communication received by well pleased with the clean-up work of Chief of Police Joe well plesed with the clean-up work of Chief of Police Joe Warren. The order barring soldiers from Seattle, except on business or those visiting relatives, was issued on Nov ember 22 last year. SEWARD YOUNG MEN TURN OUT FORJRILLING Twelve recruits, young men of Sew ard of the military draft age, turned out last night at the special instruc tion drill and Capt. J. J. Ryan was so well satisfied that he announced to day that the drills will continue as long as interest is shown. “If the young men who intend to enlist or who may be drafted would * take advantage of the special drills now being held and then join the Home Guards, they should be able to secure commissions,” said Mr. Ryan tiffs forenoon. “They have no idea what an insight into the military drill will do for them when they join the regu lar army." . _____-■ army places ban on CONDUCTOR KARL MUCK BOSTON, Jan. 10. — Dr. Karl Muck, leader of the Boston Symphony Orchestra who was in the limelight for several weeks because of his re fusal to play the “Star Spangled Ban ner," has been barred from Camp De vens. The orchestra, however, will play there without him. --0 SENATOR RON AN RETURNS Territorial Senator John Uonan re turned this morning on the Alaska after a six weeks \isit in Seattle. KITTY OF FIRE DEPARTMENT IS NOW GROWING The “kitty” of the Seward Fire De partment now has $49.85 in it. At the meeting last night of the members1 of the Department held in the Fire Hall, all members donated to the | ‘‘kitty” the amount received for their services at tires during the last two months. The Fre boys are planning something in the way of entertain ment but no announcement will be made until next week when full de tails will be reported. -♦ JIDGE LANDIS SCORES HAMBURG-AMERICAN CHICAGO, Jan. 10. — Federal Judge Landis unloosed his patriotic wrath the other day and denounced the Hamburg-American Steamship 1 Line as a traitorous organization when its name was brought out in testimony in his court. "Don’t ever mention that treason i able name in my court again/’ he shouted to the witness. “The Ham burg-Line was the instrument of the Kaiser, violating every law of neu trality and friendship to this country, which allowed it to flourish. They have been doing their dirty work since Frederick the Great was seven years old/' .( APT. J. J. RYAN WILL BE FOUR MINUTE SPEAKER AT EMPRESS Tonight at the Empress theatre, Capt. J. J. Ry an will he the four minute speaker and it understod that he will show why the young men and others of Seward should belong to the Home Guards and re ceive military instructions. Capt. Ryan is well posted on military affairs and his talk should prove interesting to all who are fortunate to hear him tonight. ASKS SWEDEN TO HELP MAKE PEACE FOR THE GERMANS A—-— -A - MANY COMING ; ON VICTORIA BOUND NORTH . - ._ SEATTLE, Jan. 10. — Alaskans who have been in the south for the holidays arc gradually returning to their homes in Alaska. The Victoria sailing at nine o’clock had many on board for Fairbanks, Cordova and Seward. This trip the Victoria is taking the outside pasage in command of Capt. Charles Davis. The passengers for Seward on the • Victoria arc Dan Skiatitis, Gus Dor gen. Tom McKean, W. N. Reed, Mrs. • Julian Reed and baby, A. Lareau and Andrew Nelson. -& -- KOI.AM IS A FLIER Alex Bolam, well known li^rc, mem ber of the Moose lodge, writes to F. U. Bigford, that he is now in the fly ing corps of the United States Army. At present he is in Battalion F, Com pany 2, Aviation Corps, at San Diego, and says that flying machines are as thick around his section as birds are on Kenai Peninsula. -* REV. /INN HERE Rev. G. J. Zinn came over from Valdez on the Alaska ond will remain hero until the Victoria. Regular ser vices will be held at the Episcopal church next Sunday. ALASKA SHARK IS IN DEMAND FOR LEATHER — WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. — The! quality and price of new fish foods! placed on the market through the as sistance of the Department of Com-j meree must conform to the standards ' <et by the government, or the pro ducers will not get the benefit of of-; ficial recommendations of such foods. The leather shortage is being off-, set somewhat by the use of fish skins,. samples of which are being exhibited by Secretary Redfield in his office. Shark, whale, porpoise and grey fish are producing acceptable leather for many useful purposes. 4 PETROGRAD, Jan. 10. — Bolshe viki officials state today that it is un derstood that the German dolegation •it Brest-Litovsk has been reported to have become in touch with the Swedish legation here and expressed a desire that Sweden act as go-be tween with England. France and It aly. Xo mention is made of the Unit es St* ic.>. The Germans want Swed en to negotiate a peace. More Peace Talk BERNE, Jan. 10. — The Bund re ports that Bulgaria and Russia have signed a separate peace agreement. Allies Are Agreeable. WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. — It is unofficially announced that all of the Allies have endorsed President Wil son's peace proposals. Cablegrams have been received from many neu tral nation*) approving of each and every out of the fourteen oiTcunt items >f the proposals. PETROGRAD, Jan. 10. — The Bob sheviki government has refused to make a separate peace with Turkey on the proposals recently submitted “It is give everything and receive nothingsky" is the way the Russians look at the proposals. TAKING LARGE SHAFT BY DOGS INTO IDITAROD —- , J. J. Beattie, associated with Riley the dredge man of the Iditarod, ac \ companied by Roy N. Critchlow, of Oakland, Cal., special Dcsil engine expert, who have been making their j j headquarters at the Seward hotel, left f this morning with dog teams for the ’ interior. The two men are taking in i a 970 pound shaft for one of the | dredges in the Iditarod. !__ WOMEN HELD IN MEXICO ON CHARGE OF GIVING MILITARY PLANS TO U. S. EL PASO, Jan. JO. — Mexican mili tary authorities in Juarez held incom municado Miss Marie Garza de Guer reo, a Mexican music teacher, and Mrs. Rita Castillo y Garza, the wife of a Cuban business man of El Paso, on charges of imparting valueable Mexican military secrets to the Unit ed States government. -* Ol* course he has other excuses, but it is a rare man whose big feet give him the bighead. HOSPITAL SHIP IS SENT DOWN BY SUB ON ENGLISH COAST CARDIFF, WALES, Jan. 10. — A German torpedo was sent through the Red Cross painted on the side of the hospital ship Newa yesterday afternoon which sunk the ship shortly after being struck in the Bristol Channel. The Newa was carrying wounded from Gibraltar to Lon don. It is believed that all of the wounded were safelv % placed in lifeboats and none were lost. The Newa sunk forty-five minutes after being struck by the torpedo from a German submarine. AMERICAN ARMY BREAKS A RECORD IN FAST RAISING WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. — Secretary of War New ton 1). Baker today appeared before the Senate Commit tee investigating war preparedness and said that Ameri ca has an army of substantial size ready now for service in France. “The officers and men,” said the War Secretary, “are specially fitted for foreign work and for modern warfare. The men have been instructed in the latest methods of lighting and are well equipped. Great programs are now being formulated for the production of new instru ments of war and our present arms for our forces are the most efficient of any used. There have been arms for every soldier sent abroad and the men now ready to be sent overseas are properly outfitted. “No army of similar size, in the history of the world, has ever been raised, equipped and trained so quickly as the great army of Americans now formed. No such pro visions were ever made for the comfort, health and well being of the army.” GERMAN SPY HAS ESCAPED SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10. — Adolph Boll man, taken into custody recently as a German spy, has escap ed from the Federal Authorities, ac cording: to a statement issued here this afternoon. -n PLANS UNION SERVICES TO SAVE FUEL SUPPLY | KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 10. — Five of the largest churches of Kan sas City, Kan., announced they would hold union services every Sunday night for the next two months, in or-! der to conserve the coal supply. -0 RUSSIAN EMBASSY IS SATISFIED WITH THE SPEECH OF PRESIDENT WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. — The Russian Embassy has issued a state ment of appreciation of President Wilson’s reference in his peace pro posals to the Russian people. i VOTE TODAY ON SUFFRAGE ISSUE WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. — The House will vote late today on the Susan II. Anthony amendment to the United States constitution. The Suf frage leaders early this afternoon stated that they were certain the amendment would poll over the nec essary two-thirds vote. 80,000,000 POUNDS OF CHEESE IS STORED BY SPECULATORS IN FOOD . CHICAGO, Jan. 10. — Harry A. Wheeler, Illinois food administrator, announces that United States agents had discovered 80,000,000 pounds of choose held in cold storage. • -* % WILCOX MAY RESIGN NEW YORK, Jan. 10. — William R. Wilcox, chairman of the republican national committee, may resign at the February meeting because of press of business. Wilcox was severely critic ized following Hughes campaign.