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... 1 ;| __ •_,_ . I I j| FOOD WILL WIN THE jj j HE WHO WASTESA j WAR — DON’T WASTE || | CRUST OF BREAD PRO- | ' IT LONGS THE WAR. ! ][ \\ u * m i n * 4 Daily Edition, and The Alaska Weekly Post_ _ SEWARD, ALASKA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1918. TEN CENTS PER COPY Volume XI, Number 242. _ - HUNS ATTEMPT TO RAID U. S. TRENCH MEETS WITH DEFEAT! _ -. I WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY IN FRANCE, Feb. 5__German plans to raid the American trenches were frustrated late last night when the artillery put down U| heavy barrage. One of the first lines of German trenches is believed to have been filled with Germans waiting for a signal to \ make an attack, titteen minutes before the attack was| to take place all the American guns concentrated fire, where the enemy was massed. American patrols worked their way to the German 1 lines afterwards and inspected the damaged trenches. There were many dead. The Germans used gas shells freelv but without results only two Americans being re ported injured during the engagement. On account of the fog prevailing in this sector visibil- j itv remains bad. % MORE AMERICANS ON ANOTHER BATTLEFRONT. DATELESS—Americans are also holding a sector on the western front northwest of Toul. The length of the sector and the number of men in the front line cannot be disclosed for military reasons. Northwest of Toul the battle line runs almost due east and west from St. Michel towards the German lines. The official announcement of the Americans whereabouts was not made until the au thorities were certain that the Germans had the informa tion as to the trenches and lines they were occupying. j -------------i LONG GROUCH WORKED OFF BY A SENATOR WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. — Senator James W. Wadsworth, Jr., Republican of New York State, and a member ot the military affairs committee, ad dressing the Senate today pictured Americas war making machinery as a conglomeration of ambitions and scattered agencies incapable of team work. When the Senator had worked all of the bad feelings and pent-up wrath off his chest the debate over war effi ciency was again renewed. -4 CURE PATIENTS SENT TO ASYLUM FOR THE INSANE The quarterly statement from the Morningside sanitarium, caring for Alaska’s insane has be n received in Seward. There were five patients cured and sent home during the quarter ending December 31, and 14 received into the institution. During the same period there were seven deaths, out of 216 inmates, 192 males and 26 fe males. At the present time there are 187 males and 28 females in the sani tarium, a total of 232. During the present quarter two inmates, Herman 1 ore and Hans Knutson, have been cured and sent home. Fore was received into the sani tarium from Kenai in May last, and was discharged on January>7, leaving for his home in Kellogg. Idaho. Knut son was sent from Petersburg last September. He was pronounced cured the second week in January and is qow cm his way to California. t ***************** NORTH DAKOTA “DRY** * _ * BISMARCK, X. D„ Fob. T>. — * The North Dakota Senate has * concurred in the House resolution ratifying the federal amendment * * providing national prohibition. * North Dakota is in the dry col umn among states already. This * * is the third ratification, Missis- * * sippi and Kentucky having ex- * ' pressed approval early last month. ***************** coaltrainT ARE HELD UP BY COLD WAVE I WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. — Most discouraging reports were received to day on the movement of freight and coal trains on account of the extreme ; cold weather and heavy fall of snow. The weather threatens to defeat the plan of abandoning heatless Mondays. -* BRAZIL TO HAVE AN VRMY OF TWO MILLION PARIS, Feb. 5. — Within a few! months Brazil will have an army of i several hundred thousand men ready | to take their places in France and by j the end of the year she will have an army of two million, according to aj statement made by Senator Demelloj Machado. w HOW ABOUT THE BABIES? KANKAKEE, 111., Feb. 5. — Milk; dealers here have been afflicted with; , an epidemic of orphan cats. When the price of milk recently was-' raised 2 cents a quart several citizens, : declared they could not afford to feed their cats. So they left their tabbies) on the dealers’^doorsteps. One deal er inherited eiffht cats in one nijarht. ********** WAR HAS COST UNITED STATES A PILE OF MONEY DURING FIRST TEN MONTHS * WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.—The announcement * was made this afternoon by the Treasury Depart- * meat that the past ten months the United States • * has been in the war the cost has been about seven * billion, one hundred million dollars. It is expected * that the first year of the war will cost the United * States a round ten billion dollars. Of this amount * five billions have been spent on loans to the Allies. A * * * * * * * * * A BREAK IN PEACE NEGOTIATIONS IS THOOGHT PROBABLE PRESTON GIBSON Prcsto'i Gibson, prom'nent American author a».d society man. who has been serving with the Nott)n-Harjes unit since the early days of the war, has been decorated by the French govern* ment with the Cross of War, with two star citations for gallant conduct on the field. Gibson is now chief of a section of the United States army am bulance corps. VICTORIA NOW AT CORDOVA ON WAY TO SEWARD Steamer Victoria reached Cordova this forenoon at 11:15 o’clock accord ing to advices received at the local cable office. The Victoria has 200 tons of freight for Cordova and will probably remain there all night. The marine editor of the Gateway was so far off on predicting the arrival o‘‘ the Alaska, that he will not take a chance in saying that the Victoria, if sailing west tomorrow morning should reach here Thursday, Maybe so. -CP——— FISH QUOTATIONS SEATTLE, Feb. 5. — The fish quotations at noon were: halibut thirty-one cents, sable, four cents, pickled sable $20 a barrel, pickled herring $20 a barrel, pickled pink sal mon $15 a barrel, pickled salmon, red, $23 a barrel. -n Any girl can be called a chicken, but it isn’t every fellow who can dis tinguish the cold-storage variety. i LONDON, Feb. 5. — German poli tical circles are again aroused on ac count of the sudden return to Berlin today of Imperial German Foreign Minister von Kuhlmann and Austrian Foreign Minister Czernin. Their re turn, according to Amsterdam ad vices, forecasts the breaking off of negotiations for peace at Brest-Lit ovsk. No public announcement has been made in Berlin, according to all information, regarding what has call ed for the two ministers return to Germany from Russia. AVIATORS DROP BOMBS ON SUB RASE OF HUNS PARIS, Feb. 5. — No change is re ported in the daily routine along the western front. There are raids and artillery duels in France and in Italy. Entente aviators today bombed the German submarine base at Zeebiuggc and much damage is reported to have been done. -« BRITISH HAVE SUFFERED BY SUB WARFARE j LONDON, Fob. 5. — Chancellor! Law told the members of the House of Commons today that Gennan sub marines had kiled 14,120 British non combatants, men, women and children, in the past year of ruthless warfare. —:—o WAKEFIELD FORMS A GIGANTIC COMPANY CHICAGO, Feb. 5. — Lee H. Wake field, head of an Alaska fishing cor poration and Wilson & Company a wealthy firm here have merged into what will be known as the “Wilson Fisheries company” with a capital of two million dollars. The company proposes to operate extensively this season in Alaska. La.—. GENERAL PERSHING USES PRIVATE CABLE TO LONDON | J | LONDON, Feb. 5. — Gen. Pershing has a private telegraph-cable wire di rect from his headquarters in France to the office in liondon of Gen. Bart lett American commander in England. Seven seconds is the average time for putting a flash message through. Gen. Pershing's first official mes sage was a greeting to Ambassador Page. FIELD MARSHAL OF GERMANY D CLARES FOR FOOD CONTROL THE HAGUE, Feb. 5.—Travelers arriving here today from Germany bring reports of a recent conference be tween Field Marshal von Hindenburg and the editors of the German newspapers. The editors told the Field Mar shal that by the month of May there would be no food found in Germany. Field Marshall von Hindenburg replied: “By April the Teuton forces will be in Paris then we will march to to the English Channel and we will have all the food of the world within our grasp. RAILROAD MANAGERS TRYING TO POT THE GOVERNMENT IN RAD WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.—W. G. Lee, head of the rail way trainmen, appearing today l>efore the railway wage hearing, asserted that the railway managements were at tempting to discredit the government’s operation of the railroads. He said that he had facts to prove that exper ienced railroad men were not permitted to operate the various systems as their railroad training suggested and dictated. Mr. Lee said further that the old managements do not want the government operation made a success and said that he did not believe however that the public would permit the railroads to go back to the old system if the management of the government proves efficient. ***************** r STRIKE SITUATION * IN GERMANY UNKNOWN * * _ * * LONDON, Feb. 5. — Meagre * | * information from Amsterdam re- *1 * ceived today concerning the strike * * situation in Germany fails to * j * state whether the strikers have * * returned to work or not. ADMINISTRATOR OF FOOD GIVEN INSTRUCTIONS: District Food Administrator Whit tlesey received a cablegram today from Territorial Food Administrator Gunnison advising him to notify all dealers to order wheat substitutes immediately their present stock isj exhausted. * I “You are authorized to allow them to resume the sales of wheat flour,” administrator Gunnison says, “until their stock is replenished then they must resume the fifty fifty plan. Use vigilance to prevent unnecessary buy ing by consumrs. The Seattle mar kets discloses rice and rice flour in considerable quantities and some cream of barley, rolled oats and soya beans. Thei-e is at present no com meal but plenty is expected within the next two weeks. Other substitufes will be coming in slowly.” MAY SEND THE U. S. SOLDIERS TO ^LANDERS WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. — Ameri can troops may appear in the British trenches in Flanders as a result of suggestion being made. The Ameri cans will be put in the British trenches to finish their ti-aining and will later be incoi*porated in Maj. Gen. Persh ing’s army. -A FINNEGAN ASKS FOR MORE DATA IMPROVEMENTS Mayor Frank Cotter received a cablegram from J. J. Finnegan this morning the latter stating that the Alaskan Engineering Commission es timated that improvements to Lowell Creek would cost approximately $50, 000. The A. E. C. may help to the amount of $25,000. What Mr. Finne gan desired information about was a guarantee that the city would be ready with its share of the expense when work is started. A satisfactory re ply will bo sent to Mr. Finnegan.