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I ; HE WHO WASTES A . |j CRUST OF BREAD PRO- \] LONGS THE WAR. |j Daily Edition, and The Alaska Weekly Post Volumt. x, Nunl„ . SEWARD, ALASKA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, mi! TEN CENT8 PER COPY SEWARD CITIZENS MAY START JITNEY SERVICE SHORTLY FRENCH SECURE ! MUCH GROUND FROM GERMANS WITH THE FRENCH ARMIES. Jan. 25. — The French forces last night made a brilliant raid upon the Geiman 4ines near Heur tic Paris and followed the raid up with a genera* attack along a RiHH) yard trout. Hie French forces reached a depth into the Geiman territory of 500 yards ami are holding the ne\t ground easily today. __^ • DUAL EMPIRE AFTER PEACE WITH RUSSIA WWW—WB LOM>ON. Jan. 2'>. — According to advices received in British circles Austria-Hungary and Russia are to continue peace negotiations on the ba-( sis of no annexations and no indemni ties. Austrian Foreign -Minister Czer nin believed that the two nations can leach peace it Russia maintain* a lib eral attitude. It is understood here that Imperial German Chancellor von Hertling, in his speech today before the Reiciistcg.j hoped that Russia and Germany would | reach good conclusions. He expressed I -complete confidence on the part of (he Teuton delegates to finally reach peace with the Russians. — WASHINGTON, Jan. 2r>. — An or der was issued today suspending the sale ol candy to sailors pending an in vestigation. This investigation is the result of a discovery of impurities in the candy supplied to the ships of the American navy. It is reported that, ix>wdere< glass has been discovered, in much of the candy of a certain! kind. -* WEATHER ON K. R. The following is the weather report from points along the railroad receiv- j ed at 7 o'clock this morning: Anchorage, 14 below, clear, calm. Girdwood, 4 above, clear, calm. Matanuska, 20 below, clear, calm. King, 4 below, clear, north. Talkeetna, 24 below, clear, calm; 24 inches of snow on the ground. Deadhorse, 20 below, clear, calm. Kill -on. Kill Bai!* \ oi Kril llmki spe; re once wrote -o.i. thing about that if the tide >f e\e«. ; was taken at the flood it woii’d • »;»•! on »o sue *ess or words to t! it :'«ct. .Anyway two prom ini %So a. u citi zens. took the Hill's hunch !;• ar.d . horliy local people need not be confused if an advertisement nke the fo owing appears in the (iat«wny: IMF HONV KXI'RKSS i'ack' - - Delivered at hours of the day or night. We "ill call and take you to the dance or the movie and take you home again ala jitney hE ATI Mi AND McDOXALD There you are. Dr. Keating and Alex McDonald, with Frank Cotter icting as the go-between, have pur chased the dog team and outtit of Jesse Harrington, who arrived several days ago in Seward from the Arctic. Mr. Harrington left on the North western for the outside but last night concluded that he would dispose of his dog team here. The word was slipped around, and taking the above Kill’s hunch, the doctor and steamboat man purchased. After the majority of Sewa»*d people have retiled tonight the new owners of the dog team are going to take a .-pin, no matter what kind of a spin it is. If the spins ate successful and the two proprietors of the outfit live to tell the tale, it is very probable that a pony express and jitney service in Seward will be the jesult. The hospital has been warned and the doctors will sleep with their i lothes on tonight to answer any < mei gency calls. U. S. STEAMER SUBMARINED; TWO MEN LOST AN ATLANTIC PORT. Jan. 23. The American steamship Owaseo, formerly the German Allemania, seized when the war was declared, has been submarined in the Mediter ranean. Only two of the crew were lost when the steamer went down. FORTY KILLED IN RIOTS IN RUSSIAN CITY PEI ROGRAD, Jan. 23. — Forty were killed and 200 wounded in riots today at Moscow according to L>ol .'heviki reports. The demonstrations occurred during a national celebra tion. The Boisheviki troops have the upper hand and further riots are not anticipated. HONESTY OUT ON THE ALASKA TRAILS Honesty, can be found in the cities, along the by ways and even on the Alaska trails, in spite of what many people say, there are honest people in this big world of ours. Last week an item appear ed in the Gateway that if $15 was found, the owner would be pleased to have it returned, the little roll being left at the Gateway office. The money was found and it has been given to the owner. A man by the name of Linder, came in from the Iditarod country with his dog team, over the trail arriving here last week. Fortune has not been ex tremely kind to Linder and what little money he had was tucked away where prospectors generally car ry it. At Anchorage Linder met an old friend and the latter asked him to bring $15 to a man in Sew ard. Linder took the ten dollar gold certificate and wrapped it around the five dollar bill and tuck ed it away. Upon arrival here the $15 was missing and it was a disastrous miss as Linder could not afford to part with any of his little hoard. But he did, then sought the Gateway for aid in recovering the lost money. Out on the trail, carrying the United States mail, is one man named Jack Lean, “mail hound.” Jack found the little roil. Jack read the Gateway and through Mr. Leonhardt, of Mile 54, telephoned and descriptions given of the denominations, etc. Honesty is its own reward. The $15 has been returned to the man who lost it and some day Jack Lean, “mail hound,” if he has not already been re warded by a clear conscience, will receive another reward. , REGULARS DRILL ON TONIGHT OF MILITARY UNIT The regular weekly drill of the Sew ard military unit will be held at the A. B. Hah tonight. All me mbers and recruits are rci uesttvl to attend. Each driil nigln the attendance keeps grow ing and those who are drilling can tell others of the great amount of good it is doing. It is hoped shortly to hove a company of 100. -/ - MAKING OF GO-CARTS IS AMONG ESSENTIAL INDUSTRIES OF WAR NEW YORK, Jan. 2f>. — The manufacture of baby carriages was trundled into the ranks of essential war industries” here when a man who makes go-carts and who was called i*.*:* service in the national army asked the dis trict board foi deferred classifica tion on the ground that his call ing was indispensable to the needs of the country. He set up the claim that when called in the first draft exemption had been recom mended by presidential order. The chairman of his local board said it should be granted “in def 1 erence to the president.” WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. — The navy department announces that elev en hundred ships have been armed against submarines since last March. WAR SECRETARY CALLS SESSION Of CONGRESSMEN WASHINGTON, Jan. 5. — Secre tary of War Raker today addressed a letter to Senator Chamberlain to a - range a meeting at which a’i con gressmen dispos'd to attend may dj so and hear statements replying to the Senator’s charges of nofficiency in the Department. Neither the War Department o:T; cials nor President Wilson have made any comment on the speech oi Sena tor Chambevla'n made yesterday It is indorstood that Secretary Pak« r wiil piesent to Senator Cda' hcHain and congressmen a complete ito n.ent of what America has dooe in the present war. MUST SUPPORT UNCLE SAM IN PRESENT TRIAL 1). C. Mathison, the four minute speaker at the Empress last night, urged all to stand by the United States government in the present con flict, observe food conservation and other laws which might arise owing to the war. Mr. Mathison talked eas ily and made a most satisfactory speech which was well received. HUN CHANCELLUR REPLIES TO OUR PEACE PROPOSALS BERLIN, Jan. 25.—Imperial German Chancellor von Hertling today addressed the reichstag and discussed the recent peace proposals, especially those terms submit ted by President Wilson of the United States. The Chan cellor said that an agreement could be reached without difficulty on the first four points of President Wilson’s peace program which was recently given to the American Congress but said much difficulty would be met regarding the fifth point. The Chancellor said that Germany never demanded incorporation of Belgium by violence and said that he could not talk about cessation of Alsace and Lor raine. “France and Germany must alone discuss Alsace and Lorraine,” said the Chancellor, “as those two countries are the only ones involved. The state of Poland will be settled by Austria and Germany.” The Chancellor demanded that Germany’s enemies set forth a new set of proposals. The Chancellor said that points of Wilson’s proposals to Austria must be left to that nation. All German interests would be defended strongly and von Hertling intimated that Turkey would also oppose certain conditions. WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.—Officials here believe that no substantial advance towards peace has resulted from Chancellor von Hertling’s speech. The emphatic state ment that Germany will not surrender Alsace and Lor raine is taken as an indication as a flat disapproval of practically all other terms of peace. The following are the points in President Wilson’s peace proposals which are mentioned in von Hertling’s speech: 1. Open peace covenants without private internat ional understandings. 2. Freedom of the seas to the world. 3. Removal of economic barriers establishing equal trade conditions among the nations associating themselves for the maintenance of world peace. 4. Reduction of national armanents. 5. Adjustment of colonial claims on the principle that the people concerned have equal weight with the gov ernment’s interests. BROWN COMES TO SEWARD ON BUSINESS TRIPj _____ Charles •*2. Brown, of Brovin & rlawkins, in charge of the firm’s busi ness at Anchorage, arrived in Seward last night on a short business, trip. Mr. Brown says that it is a little quiet at the Cook Inlet city, as usual after the holidays, but the peopl? are waiting for the pick up in the spring. Mr. Brown says that the indications are that the harbor wall «»e dredged this roming season and the govern ment will start work on the new dock. I As a general thing, the girl who ; gets kissed under the mistletoe would get kissed under other circumstances. PRESIDENT HAS CANCELLED ALL ENGAGEMENTS * WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. — Presi dent Wilson this morning cancelled all engagements for this afternoon, including the regular session of the cabinet. The president is working in his study at the White House and there is no outward indication as to whether the international situation or the attack on the War Department is engaging his attention. -■) Experience is very valuable but some middle aged men can look back and see where they put too much of their capital into it. GET $1,000 A YEAR. (By BASIL M. MANLY WASHIXGTOX, D. C.. Jan. 25. | —Will your name be in the great American “Doomsday Book” which the treasury department is now compiling as the basis of its machinery for tax collection ? If you received $1000 or more this year in wages, sftlary, interest, divi dends. rents or profits on speculation, you name will be there. And what is more, along with your name will bo an exact record of the amounts you received from each of these sources. When William the Conqueror took contit>l of England he found nearly all *his unwilling subjects dodging their taxes in scandalous fashion. So in 1085 he set about making a com* nlete list of all land and other prop erty-holders in his kingdom, with a! record of everything they possessed, j This great record the English appro priately called the “Doomsday Book” because they knew it spelled doom for the tax dodgeis. Uncle Sam is now building up his own “Doomsday Book,” so as to end evasion of fedeitil taxation, partial-1 larly income and inheritance taxes.: When completed it will be a marvel- i ouslv exact record of the financial condition of every taxable person and corporation in the United States. It wiH be a sue trap for the people whoj try to dodge their war taxes. In the last revenue bill there are two sections, 1219 and 1211, which most people never heard of. These sections provide the material for Un cle Sam’s “Doomsday Book.” Every YOU’RE IN UNCLE SAM’S “DOOMSDAY BOOK” corporation is required, on demand of the treasury department, to furnish a complete list of all its stockholders! with names, addresses, number of/ shares held and amount of dividends paid. Every broker is required to file with the treasury a list of all trans actions for customers, whether specu lative or for investment, showing the amounts of their profits or losses—not only stock speculation, but dealings in grain and cotton futures, and all other kinds of transactions. Furthermore—all persons, corpora tions, and partnerships, including les sees, trustees, receiveis and employ ers, are required to make a complete return of all amounts of $1000 or more paid during the year in salaries, wages interest, rent piemiums, annuities or any other form of compensation to persons, corporations or partnerships. In the case of interest on bonds, mort gages, etc., a return is required re gardless of the amount. This means that every corporation must furnish the government with a complete list of all employes who re ceive in wages or salaries $1000 a year or more. As these returns come in they are card indexed, with a card for every person whose name appears. All amounts a person receives from all sources are brought together in one place. Thus, for John Doe, there may be half a dozen caids—one showing that he received $4000 salary from the P. D. Q. Corporation; another showing he owns some steel stock which paid $1000 dividends last year; another showing he owns lands for which he received $(J00 rent; another showing he dabbled in stocks last year with Skinnem & Soakem, brokers, and cleaned up $1500 in coppers; and an other showing he received $1200 roy alty on a patent. When John Doe goes to make up his income tax return this year he may want to forget some of the items. He* may think, “Well, nobody knows about that little flyer in coppers. I guess I will leave that out. Nobody will be any wiser, and just look how much tax I have to pay without that. Surely I am doing my $hare of pay-( ing for the war.” But Uncle Sam will know! He may not know within six months or a year, because the filing and indexing of the mililons of cards is a colossal task. But he is going to finish that job soon er or later. Then a clerk will take John Doe’s sworn tax return, go to the card file and get out all the cards that show payments to John Doe. He will compare these with the tax re turn, go to the card file and get out all the cards that show payments to John Doe. He will compare these with the tax return and find that John left out that $1500 profit on stock speculation. He will report that to the district attorney, and some morning John Doe will find himself in court facing a prospective penalty of $2000 fine and a year in the federal penit entiary*. It may be two or three years be fore John Doe is caught, but Uncle Sam’s revenue agents never let up.