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SEWARD. ALASKA, MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 1918. TEN CENTS PER COPY V I V iimhiM' ___ COAL FIELDS OF NENANA SOON TO 6t READY TO LEASE WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—Secretary of the Interior Lane today announced the completion of the surveying and dividing into leasing units of the more accessible parts of the Nenana coal fields in Alaska. The blocks will soon be offered for lease, the announcement says. The area comprises nineteen thousand acres in the val lev of the Lignite Coal Creek and the coal is said to be a fair grade lignite. This coal, says Secretary Lane, can be used by the Alaska railroad, by the Tanana and Yukon Liver boats and for local consumption. CLAM INDUSTRY EXEMPTED FROM EIGHT HOUR LAN Those engaged in *. prep*ri..j and cann«cg c»«*m.- * *d *) el! fish a < exempted from the . ighi hour law ac cording to an executive order »*cceiv fd in the mail today frcm Juneau The order is as follows I pon the re^ue;,. of he Stcretun of Ue Interior, dated January I‘* 1v and in accordance w *h the a* tl o it; conferred upon mt* by section •*. »imp t'*‘‘ • a Session laiv ■» of Alaska, ,:'l i “An Act to regut a e and iiiril th hours of employment fo? ad wage arr sa'nry earners in lla* Territory o A ask a, to declare the vio'a on there of a misdemeanor a:rd to p.-e-crib punishment therefor,” approved Ma; ib)7, the restrictions of said chap ter bo. Session Laws of Alaska, l4>i’» are hereby suspended so far as the; may apply to the regulation of th< hours of employment of all wage am salary earners in Alaska employed ii the taking, preparing and canning o clams and other shell-fish; such sus pension to have force and effect be ginning January 7, l‘J18, and to con tinue for a period of one year and no logcr, unless the present war .-hall no have terminated within that time. (Signed) J. F. A. STRONG, Governor -v—— TO KEEP THE RAILROADS AT END OF FIGH1 WASHINGTON. Jan. 21. — Direct or General McAdoo told the Senat Interstate Commerce committee toda that he thought the government shoul retain the operation of the railroad for some time after peace comes. H said that he did not believe the should be returned to private ownei ship until new and comprehensiv laws had been enacted to gover them. -^ TRIBUTES ARE PAID TO two congressme: NEW YORK, Jan. 21. — At a lur cheon today noon of the National St curity League, tributes were paid t Senator Chamberlain and Represent! tive Kahn, of California. The varioi speakers referred to the two men ar their efforts in the interest of the Ns tional Defense. Elihu Root said thj it was hard to see how the draft bi could have passed without both Kah and Chamberlain. DORA REACHES HERE AFTER A ’ STORMY TRIP Delayed by bad weather and also poor steam’ g coal, the Dora reached Seward from the westward shortly af ter three o’clock this morning. Cupt. Newland reports a great diversity o’ weather which accounted for the late arrival here. Coming up the coast the Dora stopped in at Nuka Bay and picked up the Clark party of prospec tors. The Dora brought a full load of \ freight including 2400 cases of sal . mon from Uyak. The following is the list of passen gers arriving: from Unalaska—Pros per Ralston, B. H. Heidcamp, H. Win chel and FI. Lange; From Nuka Bay —S. Q. Clark, W. E. Devitt, F>. B. ’ Redfield. Charles Johnson, and Chas. Strangcth; from Squaw Harbor Capt. Pete?son; from Seldovia—W. B. Leming and W. P. Studdcrt; from * Kodiak—Gabriel Santo; from Cape Sarechef—Jack Flubscmidt. The Dora will sail again for the westward leaving at noon Wednes day. There are many passengers here * for the steamer. -+ ARE WAITING FOR TEUTONS TO GET BUSY ■ WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. — Secre tary of War Baker’s weekly war re port says that the Allies are in an ex pectant attitude on the western front. e The recent events in Russia have v greatly increased the strategic frec dom of the Teutons, according to Se s cretarv Baker. e-« ; TEN HEATLESS MONDAYS ARE , BEGUNJN EAST i- WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. — Busi >- ness activity east of the Mississippi o river was suspended for the first of i- ten heatless Mondays. All eastern is manufacturing plants are idle for the d fourth consecutive day. The fuel of* i- ficials say that there has been a rad* it cal change in the feeling in the 11 country regarding the five day sus n pension and all industries are cooper : ating fully. MINING PROPERTY AT NEKA BAY HAS PROVEN VALUABLE “The property at Nuka Bay looks good to me and if the one ton of sample ore taken out, brot to Seward and to be shipped on the first steamer to the smelter at Ta coma, verifies my belief, there will be machinery install ed.” This is the statement of S. Q. Clark, mining expert, who returned on the steamer Dora this morning from Nu ka Bay where he has been with a party of men making a thorough investigation of the gold bearing ore on certain property. “We were handicapped in our investigations,” said Mr. Clark, “but uncovered forty feet of the vein notwith standing the deep snow. When we reached Nuka Bay on December 23rd, the weather was severe but moderated three or four days afterwards. We made our camp and then started to work. 1 am decidedly encouraged by our prospecting and will probably return with a larger party shortly and continue work. 1 am almost certain that ma- j chinery will be placed on the ground within a few months.” j **'*♦•**♦•*** *j * KOI It MINI TK MEN * SPEAKING THIS WEEK *| Territorial Senator John Ronan * will be the four-minute speaker * at the Empress theatre tomorrow * night; D. C. Mathison, of the ! * Seward Military Unit will speak ' * Thursday night and next Sunday 1 ♦ night, Mr. J. M. Sloan, President * * of the Seward Chamber of Com- * me ire will make the address. * * * ♦ STARR BRINGS j I TO PORT FIRST FISH THIS YEAR Steamer Starr arrived in port at 11 i o’clock last night the first fish boat 1 to reach Seward this year. The Starr ] ' came from Seattle via the banks and j discharged 25,000 pounds of halibut at the San Juan dock this forenoon. Capt. Sprague reported extremely bad weather outside which accounted for his small catch. The Starr will leave again for the banks, probably tomor | row. -- TWO FORMER j ! RUSS CHIEFS ARE KILLED PETKOGRAD, Tan. 21. — A. I I Shingaroff, Minister of Finance in the; Kerensky cabinet, and Professor Ko koshkine, State Comptroller under' j Kerensky, were both murdered dur- j | ing :he night in their beds at the! 'Marine a >rpital. The Bolsheviki offi cials are understood to have given Lae orders for the crime* NORTHWESTERN LEAVES Jl'NEAli FOR SEWARD, JUNEAU, Jan. 21. — Steamer I Northwestern left Juneau this morn-j ing at G o’clock for Seward and way; ports. TEN CHAIRS IN GREAT ACADEMY MUST BE FILLEOi PARIS, Jan. 21. — The most re cently elected members of the French J Academy, General Lyautey and Henri' Bergson, will, it is announced, be for-1 mally received here soon, after which j elections will be held to fill the ten; chairs that have become vacannt since | December 1918, the date of the death! of Jules Claretie. Since then the following members' have died; Henry Roujon, June 1914;j Jules Lemaitre, August 5, 1914; Al bert Meziercs, October, 1915; Paul ■ Hervieu. October 1915; Francis Char-i mes, January 1916; Emile Faguet,i January 1917; Marquis de Segur, Aug ust 1916 and Marquis do Vogue, Nov ember 1916. The chair of M. Clarelie is by com mon consent accorded to Ma rshal Jof fre, while Cardinal Amefte is men tioned for that of Albert de Mun. The Marshal has adhered thus far to his attitude of passive consent without making the traditional application. It is said that the Academy will not in sist in his case upon the :lie. JofTre will be the seventh Marshal of France to sit with the “Immortals.” The first was Villars, chosen in re cognition of his victory at Denain in 1712. In his case, also the rule re quiring aspirants to declare their can didacy and visit the members to solic it their votes was waived. The other Marshals of France who were Aca demicians were d’Estrees, Richelieu, de Belle Isle, Beauvau and Duras. The last named, the most recent before J off re, was elected in 1775. A recent cable dispatch said that the French Academy announced that “having been sounded on the subject of the candidature of Marshal Joffre, it will show itself happy to receive in its bosom the glorious victor of the Marne.” -* OMAHA, Jan. 21. — Congressman H. Stone, of Geneva, Neb., has an nounced his candidacy for United States senator against Senator George W. Norris ltepublican, one of the so called “little group of wilful men.” AUSTRIANS TIRED OF WAR-THREATS MADE TO SOLDIERS AMSTERDAM, Jan. 21.—Over one hundred thous and workers struck today in the vicinitv of Vienna as a w V protest against Germanism. This is an official statement received via Berlin and came through uncensored. The workmen were armed and resisted the military authorities which were sent to disperse them. The work men demanded that Austria immediately conclude peace with Russia no matter what Germany did. The men de manded that speedy peace he entered also with any other nation. One correspondent in Vienna has wired that during the past five days strikes have occurred in every large city in Austria the men and women demanding peace and the end of the war. All strikes have been orderly and the military author ities warned that any attempt to protest the massing of men to demand peace would start bloodshed. Troops were on guard but aside from patrolling the commercial centers ■ nothing further was done. BOLSHEVIKI PUTS SCREWS TO RUSS; ASSEMBLY STOPPED LONDON, Jan. 21.—Russia’s Constituent Assembly has existed but a few hours according to official advices received from Petrograd. The Assembly was dissolved by the Executive Committee of the Workmen’s and Sol dier’s delegates after the Bolsheviki failed to gain control of the first meetings. Premier Lenine says that he will not allow delegates to reassemble. The Bolsheviki troops and guards are everywhere today, well armed and ready to resist any attempt of the Constituents to meet. DUTCH BOATS TO BE LET TO UNITED STATES WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. — Thej Dutch Government in a provisional | agreement signed in London, has agreed to charter to the United States all Dutch steamers now being held in American ports. There are over eighty Dutch steam ers held and as soon as the charter agreement is effective many of the ships will be used to carry relief to Belgium. -a --— DESTROYED BY FIRE RIO DE JANERIO, Jan. 21. — Swift & Company’s plant, including the mammoth packing house was des troyed by fire today. The loss is es i timated at half a million dollars. There are no clues as to how the fire start ed. -- FORBID BANKS TO PAY OUT EMBASSY MONIES PETROGRAD, Jan. 21. — The For eign Minister of Russia today issued an order forbidding banks to pay out moneys deposited by foreign embas • sies. SENATE WILL TRY AND BUCK THE PRESIDENT WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. — Senator Chamberlain this forenoon introduced a bill to establish a war council to be composed of three distinguished citi zens of demonstrated executive abil ity. President Wilson, following the in troduction of the bill served notice on the Democratic leaders that he will use all of his influence and power to beat the bill. Various senators have confidence in the bill's passage despite the Presi dent's opposition. --- KAISER EDITS NEW BOOK ON HIMSELF LONDON, Jan. 21. — The Kaiser has edited a three volume work on “Kaiser William in War Time." The proofs are being revised and will be submitted to the general staff and the foreign office, according to an Ex change Telegraph dispatch from Am sterdam. The work will comprise all the speeches the emperor has deliver ed during the war.