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FOOD WILL WIN THE ' WAR — DON’T WASTE ; • IT !-■' SEWARD, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, JAN’Y Hi. 1918. TEN CENTS PER COPY VaIuma \1 Viinihor ^______ FORMER PREMIER OF FRANCE PLACED UNDER ARREST SIX INCH WEAPON DISCOVERED NEAR PLANT OF THE U. S. m AN ATLANTIC PORT, Jan. 16. — A metal tube, re sembling the latest in infernal machines, was found near the dry dock of the navy yard at this place eail\ this morning. The tube was six inches long, wound with string. A wire fuse was attached to the tube and writ ten upon it in German was the following. “This is a 25 second explosive bomb. There are others.” Secret Service agents found the tube and immediateh l>egan an investigation. The wire fuse ran twenty feet under a plank walk and connected with a high power wire, the end of which was located in abandoned shed 300 yards from where the tube was found. In the old shed a blasting box was found and three other tubes. There were several lettei"s written in German and Austi inn found under some old shavings in one corner of the shed and these are now being translated. Two foreigners were noticed by the guards near the shed two nights ago but escaped in the darkness. The tube is this afternoon being taken apart to in vestigate what explosives are contained in it. BIG TIME IS' PROMISED AT A. 8. DANCE The big dance *hv. the Aictio j brotherhood is going to put on next; Saturday evening at tie' A. R. Hal!,; jovable ot the seasons anr-^cTiu The A. >5.8 have rapitlly grown to j he one of the strongest Lodges in Alaska and has a membership larger than any lodge in Seward. It is tin intention of the committee to limit i the coming dance to meinbers~of the Lodge only and their ladies and any out of town guests the members may see h. to invite. ^ • Ml V The best of music will be obiuincu ami with the refreshments that the comm:tt?e, having the alfair m ohu»gc have promised, the party promises to be a huge success. In line with lodge activities the monster vaudeville show that the Aic* tic Brotherhood is planning on stag ing some time in early February just before Lent is worthy of notice even at this early date. With a membership of over 150 to pick from the lodge has decided to put on a vaudeville night that will set a new mark for other organizations to shoot at ir. the future. A partial program consisting of sketches, fancy dancing, monologs, singing, fancy dancing, monologs, arranged and as soon as ‘ho vrariou> stunts are whipped into shape, re hearsals will begin in earnest and when the curtain goes Op in the A. B Hall on the night of tlie big show lovers of clean entertainment will have the pleasare of gazing at a show that would be a treat to an outside aud ience. There is one sketch that promises to be a scream, treating of course on a local condition, but it would be trea son to say more about it at this time. The date and program will be announ ced as soon as the committee having the entertainment in charge complete their work. -a POWDER PLANT BLOWS UP FORT SMITH. Okla.. Jan. 16. — The powder and dynamite plant at Petterson, eighteen miles east of Mc Allister has been blown up and it is reported that the loss is heavy. HUNS USING PATENTS OF AMERICANS "" NEW YORK. .Tan. 16. — Expert! examination of the German mine-lay* inn U-boat. Ihc U-G-5, captured by the British ana exhibited hero, dis closes the fact that Germany is steal inn Yi nk*'»* brains and ingenuity and tummn them "anainst the l. nited Suites. Germany has been fond of"boastinn 4,h»'r” development of Ihc submarine; and German ora ins and German en nineemn skill have been lauded t« the skies. Now, it turrs out that the much vaunted German achievements are* stolen bodily from ar. American inventor. Henry R. Carse, president of the Submarine Boat Cdrporation, which now holds the original Holland sub marine boat patents, in compam with a nur«ber of naval engineers and con structors, has made a careful exami nation of the captive under-sea boat. Carse found that in six distinct points the U-G-5 has utilized the stol on American patent- in h«r construc tion. The characteristic spindle shaoe de sign and non water-tight superstruc ture, the rudders to control the de ' gree of submergence and location rf ’ ballast tanks are among the st'den n:>ten*s, f,Ri so says STEAMER TEXAN SAFE WASHINGTON, Jan. 16. — The American-Hawaiian steamer Texan, bound for France loaded with nitrates and reported Monday to have been in a collision in mid-ocean and sinking, is safe, according to a wireless dis patch this afternoon received by the Navy Department. -* WEATHER ALONG R. R. The. following is the weather report of places along the railroad received at 7 A. M.: Anchorage, 22 above, clear, calm. Girdwood, 18 above, snowing, ci*!m; one-half »nch of new sno\\> Matanuska, 6 below, clear, calm. King, 18 above, clear, north. Talkeetna, zero, cloudy, east. * Deadhorse, 24 above, clear, calm. VICTORIA HAS - LARGE NUMBER FOR THIS PORT Steamer V ictoria, delayed 4 hours by low water at LaTouche, arrived in i |»o11 shortlj after S o’clock this morn-! ing but did not dock until nine o'clock.} i1 i Phere were • seventy-five tons oi coal in the forward hold for the steamer j i Doia and w hen the Victoria first came j ! to the dock she was in a wrong posi-j | tion to discharge the fuel. Captain : j Charles Davis went out into the ! stream, turned around and came in « . . • I again bringing the Victoria into a better position to discharge. I’li» Victoria had a large li* t of pas sengers for beware! as follows: trom Seattle—T. Alikkelson, D. Skiatitis, (Jus Borgen. Tom Mclvcon, W. N. Ueed, Airs. Julian Reed and babies. From Seattie for westwaid ports, to connect with the Dora: George* AI. Priest, Andrew Nelson, E. A. Simp-j ! son, W. Redmond, Charles Hanson, F., N. Oaks, F. Erickson, C. York, Al.< j Smith, Paul Jorgorson and two steer-1 ag(*. From Cordova—P. Waddell, P. 1 Cuthbort, R. J. do Leo and two steer age. From Valdez—K. E. Rudolph and wife. From LaTouche—Albinj Flagland and wife, Airs. H. D. Martin,! W. H. Coulter and Mrs. F. E. Floyd. \ The Victoria is due to sail for tho south this afternoon about 4 o'clock. The following are among the first class passengers aboard: Clara Stiles, H. B. Slites, Joe Seeolf, L. LasofT, G. C. Frame, J. W. Frame, Jr., H. J. Ed wards, Joe Kangaroud, Henry Bax ter, H. F. Dose, R. Warded, P. Cuth bort, T. 1). Wills, J. Fleming, B. D. Kertoff. G. A. Derby and wife, Chas.j Walmsley ami wi<e. George Cameion, Thos. D. Barry, M. U Sullivan, Bert Gauthier, Homy AchoflT, F. E. Whelp ley. A. A. ( upoff, AI. A. CupoflT, Ale* Aukloff, W. D. Wallace, A. J. Bubrik, Miss Bo*- Ansritt, AI. S. Johnstone, II. p. Riisko, R. S. Amaldson, W. H.j James, Roy Ashland, Carl Johnson, J B. Damoe, William Murray, W. B. j Spearman and eighteeen steerage. _rv_ CONSERVATION OF FOOD TOPIC OF M.A. HORNER Food conservation was the topic | chosen by M. A. Horner, the four ^ 1 minute speukei at the Empress thea-, tie last niirht and he handled his sub ject in an able manner. Mr. Hornei ; I stated that the i£Oveinti.cnt was ab ! solutely impartial and said the con servation was needed to win the war. -« GOVERNMENT lXStTRAN< E FOR MEN EXTENDED TO CHEW'S ON THE HIGH SEAS WASHINGTON, Jan. lf>. — Because ! of the extension of the submarine warfare, Secretary of the Treasury 1 McAdoo today ordered that the gov- j I eminent life insurance be extended to j officers and crews of American mer ■ chantmen traveling between the I American ports and CapeA^erde Isl | ands and the west coast of Africa, j : north of the Sierra I^eone. j HUNGARIAN CABINET REPORTED TO BE OUT LONDON, Jan. 16. — The Hunerar uin cabinet has resigned on account of failure to obtain necessary support for the military program. This isi according to a Copenhagen dispatch i j and indicates that peace is wanted by the government. -- BRITISH VETERAN DIES COBURG, Ont., Jan. 16. — Brier. ! Gen. Bernard John Dowling Irwin, of j Chicago, who for many years had a ; summer home here, is dead after a week's illness. * lie was a veteran of Indian campaigns and the civil war. POLYGAMY TO BE A BAR TO A REAL PEACE PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 1<>. — Ger-j many will have no peace unless she gives up all idea of permitting or en couraging the practice of polygamy,1 it the mothers of the nation have their say. The officers and managers of the j National Congress of Mothers, and of the Parent-Teachers’ Association, which met heie recently, adopted re solutions demanding that monogamy lx made one of the binding conditions of a pcimancnt peace agreement. It was charged by a speaker in the convention that Germany is “draft ing” women to be mothers. Statements have been made by re liable persons that there is open ad vocacy of polygamy in. Germany at the end of the war in older to re build i he diminished population, Se condary marriages” is the name hy which the immoral system of breeding cannon-food is known. ... --■&. -- I\l* COES *>.0«0 MILES HUNTING FLEEING WIFE K At ILK PASS, Texas Jan. 10. — In search ol his wife, who, he alleges, look $700 of his money and left with another man a wealthy Japanese mer chant of San Francisco spent a day in Eagle Pass and in Piedras across the river, in the hope of locat ng her as well as her companion andj the $700. The irate" husband is touring the j country in search of his erring spouse, j He came here from San Antonio and! loft here for El Paso, having covered; about 5.000 miles in a fruitless search. I During Ids stay acre he consulted the] immigration authorities and offered a reward for any one to locate his wife “If I succeed in finding her,” he j said in good English, *‘I am going tnj have her deported.” _A_ PREMIER OF RUSSIA SAID TO HAVE BEEN SHOT IN THE LEG j PETROGRAD, Jan. 16. — It is re-; ported here late this afternoon that | the Bolsheviki Premier Lenine has: been fired upon while riding in his automobile ten miles south of here. Lenine is reported to have been hit j in the leg by a bullet and others in ; the party had a narrow escape. FRENCH FORCES ENTER GERMAN FRONT TRENCHES ■ ^ BERLIN, Jan. 16. — The French, following heavy artillerying, made an attack at Vosges and have temporar ily penetrated the German front! trenches. This is the official German war statment today . _ ANCHORAGE POSTMASTER « _ • WASHINGTON, Jan. 16. — Presi dent Wilson /oday nominated Everett McPhee to be postmaster at Anchor age. Mr. McPhee has been acting as postmaster at Anchorage since the first of the year. -* CATTLE IN HOLLAND KILLED BY EATING NUTS IN THE SHELLj LONDON, Jan. lf>. — Because of the shortage of fodder in Holland the farmers have been feeding their live stock with nuts, and as a result many of the cattle have died and the health of a large percentage has been affect ed seriously. _— Vu>ow wili pi n rou POSITION IN LI.(itSI.'\ M KE VANCOUVER, D. C., Jan. 16. — Ralph Smith, widow of the late minister of finance, i* a canchdat • for tie Legislature to succeed hei hus band, on an independent ticket, for the olction to be hold Jan. *J4th. CAILLEAUX TAK N TO JAIL; U. 8. HAS MAD! TH i CHARG ■ PARIS, Jan. 1G.—Former Premier Cailleaux, who has been under investigation in connection with a German propaganda in France, was placed under arrest here last night. , - ^. The French government today issued a statement that the arrest of Cailleaux was the result of a cablegram from Secretary of State Robert Lansing, of the United States. The cablegram stated that Cailleaux had com municated with the German foreign office in 1915. Cail leaux is also said to have visited Buenos Aires that vear and many communications were sent to Berlin through the German representative, von Luxburg. Cailleaux was trying then to conclude peace with South American coun tries arid Germany, at any cost, to permit resumption of business between the nations. COMMUNICATIONS SEIZED BY U. S, WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.—Secretary Lansing refus ed to discuss the foregoing concerning the arrest of Cail leaux this morning and it was understood that the infor mation upon which the former Premier was taken into custody was contained in captured Luxburg communica tions. This afternoon Secretary Lansing, however, stated that from its mysterious stock of intercepted diplomatic communications, the State Department was to publish correspondence between former German Ambassador von Bernstorff and Berlin, showing conclusively that Cail leaux had communicated with German agents in 1915. One dispatch gave the plans of the capture by submarines of the ship upon which Cailleaux was sailing for the Ar gentines. The ship was wanted because the captain was carrying certain papers which the Germans wanted. The submarine commander was told to treat Cailleaux with every respect and see that he reached Argentines safely. It is understood here that the steamer was an Ameri can vessel sailing between Cuba and the South Seas. DRILL TONIGHT FDR RECRUITS! Tonight the second instruction drill for recruits, to the locai military unit will he given at the A. B. Hall. These drills are intended for the beginner j in military tactics. Last week a large number turned out for the first instructions and others are expected to join the delegation tonight. The; rudiments of military drilling are ta ken up preparatory to the recruits at tending the regular Friday night drills. __ FIND MONEY STOLE*.' FROM CAMP FUNSTON HIDDEN IN BARRACKS • C AME FUNSTON, Jan. 16. ~ The money taken last Friday night' from the Cantonment bank here by Capt. Whistler, who killed four, then sui-, cided, said to be more than $62,000, was discovered hidden in the walls of) Whistler’s quarters in the barracks I here this afternoon. _ . -- GEN. wood LANDS ON FRENCH SOIL FOR OBSERVATIONS _ CAMP FUNSTON, Kans., Jan. 16. — Word has been received here that Gen. Leonard Wood, commander of the 89th Division, has arrived srMy in France. Gen. Wood went abioad! to study the field ct/v‘ifS«»ntf on the- j war front. FIDE AT NENANA DOES BIG DAMAGE 4 _ According to telegraphic informa tion received here the roadhouse of the Alaskan Engineering Commission at Nenan has been completely d*> troved by fire including all standard guage locomotives. A subsequent advice stated that perhaps two of the locomotives could be repaired. SLANDER TALKERS ARE TO RE PINCHED NOW WASHINGTON, Jan. IG. — A res olution was introduced in both houses today proposing a congressional in vestigation of the slanderous charges made against the character of the American troops abroad. It is al leged that these slanders have been circulated by the Anti-Saloon Lcagut. „ * ALLIES ARE SAFE IN THE CAMBRAI SECTORS LONDON, Jan. 16. — Chancellor Law told the members of the House of Commons in a speech this after noon that the Allies were safe in ihe Camb»ai sectors and the German and Austrian forces could not dislodge them. -* One reason why a man thinks he is smart is because he can explain things to his wife that he doesn’t understand himself.