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ff-T — *»—•*■ FOOD WILL WIN THE 1 j HE WHO WASTES A WAR — DON'T WASTE I CRUST OF BREAD PRO- || ! IT LONGS THE WAR. || II f ‘ . THE ALASKA EVENING POST SEWARD, ALASKA, MONDAY, JANUARY M, 1918. TEN CENTS PER COPY Volun ^__________________________—_____— .1 ■ i ...— ——■ —— — i —— . — , i i — FINAL BREACH IN PEACE NEGOTIATIONS IS NEAR ARMISTICE AGREED TO BETWEEN RUSS AND TH: G 1MANS % LONDON, Jan. 14.—Petfograd advices received this afternoon give a warning of a possible final breach in the peace negotiations between Russia, Germany and Austria. According to this intormtion an armistice has been extended to February 18th. 1 he Russian delegation to the peace conference at Brest-Litovsk returns to Pet rograd tomorrow and negotiations will be resumed aftei the armistice h&s elapsed at W arsaw. It is understood here that the Germans are now en deavoring to stop the fraternalization at the front evident ly the Bolsheviki propagandaa having some effect upon the German soldiers. The stopping ot this fraternaliza tion is taken to mean that Germany sees little chance for a peace with the Bolsheviki. GOVERNMENT WAR SUPPLIES GO UP IN CONFLAGRATION WASHINGTON, Jan. 14—Fire in the Washington barracks early this morning destroyed army supplies in cluding one million dollars worth ot lood. I ho quartei master’s warehouse and several other buildings were burned. The entire city’s fire department fought the flames for three hours and when under control, stored gas oline exploded giving the flames new impetus. It was not until three o’clock this afternoon that the fire was brought under control. The origin is unknown but secret service officers believe that spies are responsible. The barracks was occupied by the Engineer Troops. HALIFAX WILL BE REBUILT IN A SHORT TIME HALIFAX, Jan. 14. — The Cana dian government has passed an order authorizing the commandeering ot lumber and timber and building ma terial for the immediate reconstruc tion of the section of Halifax which was destroyed by the recent tire and explosion. COLO SPELL HAS BROKEN AT DAWSON DAWSON, Jan. 14. — The bitter est and most terrible cold spell in the history of the Yukon and at Dawson has broken. The daily average was over 51 below for 45 days. Felly Riv er claims the record with 80 below. Overland mail is now beginning to arrive, rhc epidemic of n\ hooping rough is abating. hag!e City on tht* American side has lifted the quaran tine against Dawson. Twenty deaths occurred in Dawson during the cold spell. Funeials are now being held. ..— LONDon. Aim. 14. — A Stockholm dispatch says that the Swedish min istry has decided to recognize the in dependence of Finland. SENATOR BRADY OF IDAHO DEAD ■ ■ ■■ —■ WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. — Senat or James H. Brady, died last night of heart trouble. The Senate today adjourned out of respect to the dead senator and flags are living at half mast. The body of Senator Brady will be cremated and the ashes sent to Ida ho. -0 BILLINGSLEY MUST GO TO JAIL AND PAY FINE OLYMPIA, Wash.. Jan. 14. — The Supreme Couit of this state has af firmed the conviction of Logan Bill ingsley, the notorious bootlegger of Seattle, who was sentenced to three months in jail and fined $250 for hav ing intoxicating liquor unlawfully in his possession. SEATTLE, Jan. 14. — The local police do not know the present where ! abouts of Bogan Billingsley, who must 1 serve his sentence for bootlegging. Billingsley was arrested when his , drug stove, blind pig, was raided in June 19Ifi by the Seattle police. A I large quantity of liquor was seized at that time by the police. -- CAI GUT IN ROCK SLIDE C. Nelson was caught in a rock slide I at Mile 45 Saturday and sustained a broken shoulder and other injuries. He is receiving treatment at the local I hospital. four min ute speakers are assigned for DATES FOR THIS WEEK AT THEATRE * At the regular meeting of the local branch of the Territorial Council for the Defense yesterday atternoon the following four minute speakers were assigned for this week. M. A. Horner will make * ■ the address tomorrow night at the Empress Thea- * tre; \V. M. Sauers will be the speaker Thursday * night and next Sunday night F. L. Ballaine will 1 make the address. CAMP FUNSTON, Kan., Jan. 14.—The four men murdered in the Camp’s bank last Friday night, were the victims of Captain Lewis R. Whistler, of Salta, Kansas.! His dead body was found late Saturday night in a gulch not far from the camp, Whistler having suicided, killing himself with the regulation army rifle. He had shot him self twice in the head. A note found in his hand read: “I must have been insane, 1 alone am responsible for the kill ings.” The murder was one of the most horrible of months. Men entered the Cantonment bank late Friday night and without warning began to swing double bladed axes. Four■ men behind the counter in the bank were slaughtered and; the fifth is today hovering between life and death. Tine crime was not unearthed until two hours afterwards then ■ the camp was aroused and a seaifh started for the mur- j derer or murderers. Following the murders the bank was robbed. How much money Whistler took from the bank is unestimated. because all of those handling the funds are dead and the j day’s checking had not been made. It was determined to day that one bundle of bills containing $47,000 was stolen. Several officers estimate that fully $75,000 was taken but what has become of this sum is is not known. Many be lieve that Whistler had confederates and they were en trusted with the money. The officers working on the case do not believe that Whistler, dressed in his captain’s uniform, was alone in his crime. They argue that it unreasonable to presume that one man could have entered the bank, jumped over the counter and killed four men with an axe and fatally wounded another. Kearney Wornall, the' cashier, the only man of the five who was not killed, in a statement late Saturday stat ed that four men entered the bank. Two hours after wards he made an additional statement and said that per haps only one man, who wore a captin’s uniform, did the | deed. It all happened so quickly he could not recollect all > that did transpire. j RAID TRENCHES; TAKE PRISONERS — LONDON, Jan. 14. — Canadians this morning raided German trenches north of Lens and captured ICO sol , diers. The remainder of the Western front today is quiet. i-» HOOVERIZERS ARE OUT The four committees of the various fraternal orders in Seward are mak I ing a pledge campaign today signing up the housewives for meatless Wed t r nesdays and wheatless r ndays. RUSSIANS SET MEETING DATE PETROGRAD, Jan. 14. — The Pol sheviki committee has fixed next Thursday, January 17th, as the open ing date t’or a constitutional assembly provided there is a quorom of the 400! i members. -ft FISH QUOTATIONS KETCHIKAN, Jan. 14. — At noon today halibut was quoted at 14 cents, sable fish at 4 and red rock at two and one-half cents. 0 AM ilCAN CRAFT SINKING SENDS A CALL FOR RESCUE AN ATLANTIC PORT, Jan. 14.—The American steamer Texan, fourteen thousand tons, has sent out wire less calls of distress. The Texan reports that she has been in collision with another ship and is sinking. • Immediately upon receipt of the wh«.ie»s ealla u.~ny steamers left the various ports along the Atlantic and are racing at top speed to reach the scene of where the Texan is reported to be in trouble. According to the information the Texan was rammed amidships by another steamer. It is believed that the other steamer is also in trouble as she would assist the crew of the Texan and not require aid from shore. Forty-three of the crew of the Texan have taken to their lifeboats. The Texan was loaded with nitrates and bound for France. WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—Late this afternoon wire less advices were received that several lifeboats launched from the Texan were swamped when they were put out by the crew. A storm was raging at the time of the col !ision. ** The Texan was fomieijv on the Seattle-San Francisco Hawaiian route. SAILING SHIPS TO BE REQUISITION BY UNITED STATES WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.—The requisitioning of all American sailing vessels is forecasted. The shipping board today requested that the Department of Commerce report upon the location of all sailing vessels under Amer ican register. Secretary of Commerce Redfield immed iately sent a statement to the shipping board giving the location of 175 sailing ships, including many on the Pacif ic Coast which are yearly engaged in the Alaska cannery business. The aggregate carrying tonnage of the 175 vessels listed by Secretary Redfield was 425,000 tons. These vessels are now within or adjacent to the American territorial waters. ADMIRAL EVANS COMING NORTH SEATTLE, Jan. 14. — Steamer Ad miral Evans sailed for Southeastern and Southwestern ports last Saturday night at b o’clock. The following pas sengers are bound for Seward: G. Wil son, B. S. Barehord and W. T. Hoen ny. The Evans has a large cargo of freight and three day’s mail. -s-U VICTORIA ON THE WAY Steamer Victoria was due in Cordo va at 10 o’clock this morning but this afternoon no w’ord had been received at the local cable office. If the Vic toria did reach Cordova this forenoon she should reach Seward late tomor row night or early Wednesday morn ing. -* ARTILLERY FIGHTING PARIS, Jan. 14. — The official state ment says violent artillery fighting is progressing in the Verdun sector. GOLDMAN AND ; BERKMAN ARE SENT TO JAIL WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. — The Su preme Court of the United States to day in a decision sustained the con viction of Emma Goldman and Alex ander Berkman. Goldman and Berk man were convicted of conspiring to ; urge men not to register. They were sentenced to two years imprisonment and also fined $10,000. An appeal was taken ana they were released on $25, 000 bail. Orders for their arrest and committment to penitentiaries were ordered this afternoon by the Depart ment of Justice. The Supreme Court in the unani mous decision declares that this coun try is now at war and nothing shall be done by citizenn or others within the borders of the United States or its territories to retard war move ments. i'