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THE ALASKA GITIZEN
VOL VL FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, MONDAY MORNING, JANUARY 3, 1916. NO. 45 I Liquor Ceases to He a Sale able Article in Six States on Jan. 1—All Saloons Closed and Prohibition Prevails. LITTLE TROUBLE IS ANTICIPATED South Carolina Legislature Will Dispose of Surplus Stocks—Dealers are Given Time to Dispose of Stock In Arkansas. , \TTI.K, Jan. 2.- The usual con vivial crowds celebrated the advent of the new year here. There was no particular demonstration in the matter of the closing of the drink emporiums of the city, all of the fun being of a very orderly nature. Only a few cases of Intoxication we; i- noticed, showing beyond a doubt that the greater part of the drink ing population of the city did not ''cache’' any great quantity of li quor. as had been expected. But few arrests were made, although tlie police were prepared to handle any kind of a disturbance from a street tight to a riot. Many of the proprietors of the cafes have announced their intention to continue in business. They will, however, sell soft drinks instead i l liquor. some of the places are also being equipped with booths and boxes for ladies, while, dancing span- is being arranged in those places which are large enough in size. Others of the proprietors of the drink emporiums ol' tire city have announced their intention of moving to greener fields. SOUTH CAROLINA DRY COLOMBIA. S. C.. Jan. 2.—'This state celebrated the advent of the new year by going dry. The issue was decided at the last state-wide election, and the dawn of New Year's day, 1916, was decided upon as I he time when ail saloons must go out. of business. At the request of a number of the prominent liquor dealers of the state, the legislature is taking tlie matter of stock liquors in hand. S< vi ral hundred thousand dollars' worth of liquors were still unsold when the saloons closed, and If left in the liquor dealers' hands to dis pose of, said action would be dis criminating. as they could be ar rested for having liquor in their possession, according to the law passed. The legislature has there to: agi'.-ed to have all liquors', stored at the expense of the state until such time as they can be disposed of and the proceeds of their sale turned over to the dealers. FIGHT IT IN IOWA. DBS MOINES, Iowa. Jan. 2.— Piohibition has been re-established in this city, and all of the saloons were compelled to close their doors Saturday evening. It is stated that the saloon men of the city will open again on Monday, and when arrested, as they undoubtedly will be. will make a test case of it. The Iowa law regarding prohibition states that intoxicating liquors shall not be sold within five miles of an in stitution of learning. ELEPHANTS DRINK. LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 2. The most amusing incident of the closing of the saloons here on Fri day nigiit was the bringing into one of the largest drink emporiums of this city of five circus elephants. Each was escorted into the saloon and given a bottle of beer which he drank, seemingly with a great relish. A moving picture of the scene was taken by a representative of Pathe Kreres. This state has gone entirely dry. The authorities, however, have grant ed the saloon men of Hot Springs ten days in which to dispose of their stock, a large amount of liquor hav ing been kept on hand there on account of the fact that it is a resort city. BUYING IT UP. DENVER, Colo., Jan. 2,—It is es timated that at least $4,000,000 worth of liquor was purchased and stored away for future use by the drink ing residents of this state before the dry law went into effect yes terday. Fully 2,000 saloons were completely sold out of their commodi ty before closing time, so great was the demand. It is predicted that the consumers will ship it in, as there is no law against having it in possession. HIS ARREST FOLLOWED. PFEBL/O, Colo., Jan. 2.—Because he insisted on displaying a large liquor sign to a crowd of people here Friday evening and talked in j a load tone of voice on the prohibt- j tion question, A. T Travers, a liquor i company agent, was taken into ius- ] tody by the police. The charge i against him is trying to incite a riot. He is being held without bail until J his trial comes up Monday. DRASTIC IN IDAHO. BOISE, Idaho. Jan. 2.—This state went completely dry at midnight. December 31. 1915. The prohibition j law in Idaho is the most drastic j of that of any state, for as voted [ upon, it provides that it is a felony to have liquor in possession. It | is therefore a crime for a railroad | to carry liquor or for an express | company to handle it. aw well as for - the consumer to keep it in his pri vate place of residence. Wool Workers Get New Year s Gift BOSTON. Jail. 2.— From the local headquarters of the American Woolen company comes the announcement today that the employees of the company will be granted a five per cent increase in wages as a New • Year's girt. The announcement was received with surprise by the local employees, as such a gift on the ; part of the company had never been j thought of. Nor was there any dan- ! ger of a strike on account of a low scale of wages, as far as can be learned. Th> mere,ist in pay will affect some 60,000 people. The labor is dis tributed throughout the 33 woolen mills operated by the company. It is estimated that the increase will cost the company at least $2,000,000 during the coming year. One of the prominent officials of the company states that the con cern is now easily able to grant the ! raise in wages to its employees by J reason of the enormous increase in i business during the past year __ 1 o Experiment On The Alaska Coast SEATTLE, Jan. 2.—The steamship J "Maid of Orleans” left port here | last night for Alaska. She is fully equipped for cod fishing, it being the intention of the owners of the boat to experiment in winter fishing on the Alaska coast. The experiment is being watched with interest by local canning and fish dealing people, for if it is a success, it will mean practically the revolutionizing of the fishing i industry in Alaska. Heretofore, the ! fishing season has been a short one, ; nobody having tried to make a catch during the winter months. Oldest Ringling Brother Is Dead BARABOO, Wis., Jan. 2. A1 Ring ! ling, the eldest of the seven Ring- J ling brothers, who, a decade ago, made the circus famous throughout the 1'nited States died at the win ter headquarters of his show here today. He was 66 years of age and had put in the greater part of his life in the show business, having ! been the founder of the great Ring ling shows. WILL TRY Tl ARRANGE LAWS SACRAMENTO, Jan. 2 .—Governor Johnson has called a special session | of the legislature to convene Wed nesday of this week. It is stated that the purpose of the special meeting of the legislators is to see what ' can be done to untangle the primary muddle which exists in this state. At the recent non-partisan primary elections held, the people of this state voted to reject several mea sures which were put up to them. One of the measures, however, was passed at a previous primary elec tion and. as it refers to practically the same subjects as those recently voted down, it is necessary that a special session of the legislature be called to see what can be done to remedy the evil. Employees Share The Boss’ Profit YOUNGSTOWN, O., Jan. 2.—In pursuance of its announced profit sharing policy, the Sheet Metal & Tube Manufacturing company of this city has announced that its em ployees will receive a five per cent distribution advance over the wages paid them during the past year. The company employs about 9,000 per sons. EMPEROR-PRESIDENT OF CHINA WILL BE CROWNED THIS MONTH. PEKIN, Jan. 2.—Yuan Shi Kai, the present president of the Chinese repub lic and emperor-to-be of China, re verted to a monarchy by his order, has announced that he will ascend the monarchical throne of his coun try some time during the present month. The. coronation ceremonies will be of a secret nature, as Yuan fears that, an attempt will be made upon his life were he seen in public. The emperor-to-be has already named the new year “Hung Hin." This is customary with all Chinese rulers upon the occasion of their as cendency to the throne. SUN YAT SEN IS REBEL. BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 2.—Dr. Sun Yat Sen, first president of Chi na, but now an exile from his na tive land, has wired his son, who is here attending school, that he is now on his way from Japan to the United States. He has been under surveillance in Japan for the past two years. The wire states that Dr. Sun will join the revolu tionists and that he will do every thing in his power to lead the com mon people of China to victory against the threatened monarchical administration. He also urges his son to ally himself with the revolu tionist party in the United States at once. TRVS TO BREAK HIRER'S WILL SAN DIEGO, Jan. 2.—Edward L. Spalding, the adopted son of the great sporting goods manufacturer, A. L. Spalding, who died here about a year ago and whose will has since been filed for probate, has brought suit in court here in an attempt to break the- will. This is the sec ond suit he has brought in the same matter, the first one having been decided against him. In his complaint Spalding sets forth that his foster father's widow, Katherine Tlngley, and the %ect of Theosophists to which she belongs, have conspired to defraud him. He expects *-> show, according to the complaint, that such a conspiracy exists and that, if they win the suit, the conspirators will defraud him of the sum of $2,000,000. American Nations Cement Friendship WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 2 — The first week of the session of the Pan-American Scientific Congress, which is nowr being held here, ended Saturday night with a big recep tion to the delegates from the South American countries. Washington so ciety was oui in all of its splendor in honor of the occasion, the dip lomatic corps of this, as well as of European nations, being well rep resented. Delegates to the congress from all South American countries ex press themselves as very much pleased with the treatment accorded them in this country. Interviews with various delegates are printed every day in the local papers and all who have talked for publication are of the opinion that a lasting friendship between the United States and all South American countries has been cemented. Record Attendance At San Diego Fair SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 2.—The South California exposition reopened its gates here yesterday with a record crowd in attendance. It was announced some time ago that the exposition would remain open during the year 1916, and as a consequence, many of those who had concessions at San Francisco merely removed their equipment to this city and put it in shape again. The formal reopening yesterday was attended by appropriate exer cises. The names of many promi nent speakers and singers were on the program which was rendered. WILL SOON ESTABLISH SEAT OF GOVERNMENT AT MEX ICO CITY. CHIHUAHUA CITY. Mex., Jan 2 —Generals Obregon and Trevino, prominent Mexican military leaders, held a conference here today on the subject of the establishment of a provisional government for the Re public of Mexico. The result ol I the conference is not known. Gen eral Obregon stating after it was over that he will make no public statement until after he has con ferred with Provisional Presid ml Carranza. It is understood that, he is leav ing this city soon to meet Carranza for the purpose of conferring with him regarding the appointment of a provisional cabinet. Plans for the triumphal entry of the Carranza forces Into the City of Mexico are also to be made. MINES RESUME WORK. CHIHUAHUA CITY, Jan. 2.—As a consequence of the probability of at least a temporary peace in Mexi co, several of the larger mining com panies which have property in the vicinity of this city have resumed work. Among them are the Ameri can Smelting and Refining company, employing about 7.000 men, and the Madera Mining company, with more than 5,000 miners on their payroll. BREAKUP OF PARTY IS EXPECTED SOON One-Third of Ford Party, Mostly Students, Quits at Co penhagen—Dr. Cook Joins—Says Not to Mind Ridi cule-Ford Due in New York—Detroit Makes Great Preparations to Receive Pier Favored Son. The Ford peace party has not yet “busted up,’’ according to the late dispatches. However, it seems to be on its last legs, as the dispatches state that fully one third of its members, mostly students, aie preparing to quit at the first opportunity, giving as their reason for doing so, the extreme cold of the Den mark winter. Dr. Cook, the famous explorer, is the latest to get into the limelight in connection with the “doves of peace." It is hoped that he has better success in holding the party together than he is said to have had In find ing the North Pole or climbing to the top of Mt. McKin'ey, America’s highest peak, for that is what he Is evidently trying to do, according to the expressions used in the dispatches. The newspaper reporters with the Ford party have refused to sign the first resolution put up to them—that condemning Wil son’s national preparedness poll cv. The reason given is that they are with the party only as newspaper men sent out by their respective publications to keep an eye on the various events which take place and re port them. . It's pretty soft for the newspapers when they can get Henry Ford to pay the ex penses of their men to Europe for the purpose of ridiculing both him and his party. The Danish ship agents have evidently become alive to the fact that Mr. Ford is willing to spend a large sum in advertis ing himself as the manufacturer of Ford automobiles, and as an erstwhile peacemaker. For all they have done Is to charge his party about $50,000 for passage from Copenhagen to The Hague, a considerable sum more than the amount which was required for their passage from New York to Copenhagen via Stock holm and Christiania. Henry Ford himself is report ed to be nearing home. News paper men are already on the dock at New York anxiously await ing a chance to interview him, while his wife is going from De troit, Michigan, to greet her spouse, as fast as steam can her. But when Ford reaches De troit! That is when the big time will occur, for the munici pal authorities as well as all of the residents of that city, are preparing to give him a wel come similar to that given the only original prodigal son. COPENHAGEN. Denmark, Jan. 2. —Giving as their reason for quitting the fact that they are unahle to withstand the rigors of the winter weather which now prevails here, fully one-third of the members of the Ford peace party have decided to return to the United States as soon as possible. Most of those who are quitting are students from the various universities of the United States who were invited to send representatives, although a few of them are newspaper men and peo ple from other walks of life. DR. COOK ARRIVES. COPENHAGEN, Jail 2.- Dr. Cook, of Mt. McKinley and North Pole fame, has arrived here to join the Ford peace party. He delivered an address to the members of the party this afternoon, admonishing them to stand firmly by their leader and his principles and cautioning them against quitting the party on account of tlie ridicule which it lias received at the hands of the press. MERELY THERE ON BUSINESS. COPENHAGEN, Jan. 2.—Claiming that they are with the peace party merely as representatives of the press or as private individuals who will make capital out of reporting the proceedings, a large number of the newspaper men of the Ford party lie., refused to sign the resolution propounded at a meeting of the party yesterday, condemning Presi dent Wilson’s preparedness program. Other members of the party, how ever, are loud in their denunciation of national defense as outlined by the President in his message to congress. MOVING IS VERY COSTLY. COPENHAGEN, Jan. 2.—The agents of the marine companies having offices in this city have combined to “hold up” the Ford party. That is, they have agreed, one with the other, to charge the party the sum of $50,000 for transportation from this city to The Hague. This is a larger amount than it cost to transport the party from New York to Stockholm, Christiania and this city. FORD DUE TO ARRIVE SOON. NEW YORK, Jan. 2.—Wireless ad vices received here are to the ef fect that the steamship on which Henry Ford took passage is due to reach port here tomorrow night or Tuesday morning. It is reported here in dispatches received from Detroit, Michigan, that Mrs. Fold has left that city. Intending to be here to welcome her distinguished husband when he gets off the boat. (Concluded on page 8.) i BULGARIANS READY TO ATTACK SALONIKI Bulgaria Massing Troops on Greek Frontier—Roumania Mobilizing Army for Defense—British Rout Arahs From Tripoli—Russians Invading Galicia Again— Germans Have Conquered 190,000 Square Miles. The war dispatches of today are very meagre. Nothing seems to be doing on any of the bat tlefronts in a fighting way, al though the dispatches report the movement of troops in vari ous places. It is therefore evi dent that the tacit truce which prevailed throughout the holi day season on the western bat tlefront still exist. The kaiser still keeps his bed on the advice of his physician. He has a carbuncle on his neck and it is feared that, did he get away from home, he would catch cold and blood poison would set in. His poor condition physi cally is attributed to the hard ships he has undergone in going to and fro from the various bat tle lines. London dispatches state that an army of Bulgarians is now being formed preparatory to an attack on Saloniki. The Bul garians will be assisted by the Turks, according to the dis patches. Roumania appears to be on the verge of getting into the war—on which side is not stated in the dispatches. She is, how ever, mobilizing an army on the Bulgarian frontier and the Brit ish press is therefore of the opin ion that she is preparing to in vade Bu'garia. Her newly mobi lized force consists of some 120,000 men. The British In northwestern Egypt have been busy lately. They have conquered twice their number of Arabs, who have guns which shot the first vintage of gunpowder, and driven them out of Tripoli. The Russians are now making another advance into Austrian territory. The army Is composed of veterans and is well muni tioned and equipped, therefore the Russian war office is expect Ing great things of them. Their advance is being opposed by a large army of Austro Gei mans. The chief topic discussed in the news of the day from Wash ington, D. C., is that which re late* to the torpedoing of the steamship Persia in the Medi terranean sea. No authentic in formation as to the torpedoing of the Persia is available, but she is thought to have been the object of an attack by a sub marine of one of the Teutonic allies, nationality unknown. The torpedoing of the Persia over shadows all international devel opments in connection with the Lusitania and Ancona affaire, as the attack seems to have been made in direct defiance of the utterances contained in the notes relating to such subjects, re cently dispatched to both Ger many and Austria by the United States. LONDON, Jan. 2.—Preparations are being made on an enormous scale for an attack on the allied en trenchments at Saloniki by a large force of Bulgarians, according to reports received here. The Bulgari ans are stated to be gathering on the frontier between their own coun try and Greece. Their numbers are being continually augmented by the arrival of brigades and divisions of Austro-Germans and Turks, al though most of the former are con centrating near Uskub, in Serbia. From the dispatches it is believed in official circles that the allies in the trenches at Saloniki will be able to successfully oppose any move on the part of the Bulgarians and Turks, should they advance without the aid of the Austro-Oerman forces. ROUMANIA IS GETTING READY LONDON, Jan. 2.—The actions of Roumania in connection with the Balkan campaign are looked upon with uneasiness in British official circles, although it is positively stat ed that Roumania will not enter the war except on the side of the allies. She is reported to be now mobiliz ing an army for defense, fully 120, 000 men being gathered together on the Bulgarian frontier. This fact would indicate that the Roumanian authorities contemplate an Invasion of Bulgarian territory, although no such statement has been officially made. BRITISH ROUT SONS OF DESERT. LONDON, Jan. 2.—Dispatches re ceived here during the past 24 hours tell of the complete rout of the Arabs in northwestern Egypt and in Tripoli by British troops. The sons of the desert were massed in great numbers under the banner of the prophet, but their armament was far inferior to that of the seasoned British troops, and the rout followed when they attempted to give battle. RUSSIANS ADVANCE ON GALICIA. PETROGRAD, Jan. 2.—The Rus sians are now making a third attempt to advance Into Galicia and hold that section of country, the advance having already commenced. No bat tle of importance has as yet taken place during the present campaign, but such is very imminent, for an army of more than one and one-half millions of Austro-Germans is op posing the advance. The Russian army is completely rejuvenated in every respect. A large part of the force is composed of men who have seen service In Galicia before and who therefore know the hardships which must be endured there. All are in good spirits, being determined to do or die in the attempt. It is stated that the present force is by far the best in the matter of munitions and (Concluded on Page 8.) FRENCH LI1B MAY MEET FATE AMERICANS WARNED NOT TO TAKE PASSAGE ON FRENCH BOAT. PARIS, Jan. 2.--It is officially stat ed here today that many of the Americans who departed this morn ing on the French liner Lafayette received warning not to sail on the boat prior to her departure. The warning were anonymous, but were couched in indisputable terms, some of those received by the intended passengers now being in the hands of the government secret service. Without exception, the warnings contain the statement that it is in tended that the Lafayette shall meet the same fate as the Lusitania. Many of those who received warn ings heeded them and did not sail on the boat today. Others, how ever, concluded to brave it out and are consequently now on the high seas. The French war otllce believes that the warnings were issued as a bluff by people other than the Germans or their allies. The ma rine concern to which the Lafay ette belongs believes a rival company caused them to be Issued in an en deavor to secure business for their line. The Lafayette plays between New 1 ork and Havre. She has accom modations for about 1,200 passen gers and carries a crew of about 600. Bean Eaters Are Given Big Scare BOSTON, Jan. 2.—Consternation reigned supreme in this city today when it was stated through the columns of one of the morning dailies that a bomb had been dis covered in the basement of the capi tal building. It had evidently been placed there with the intent of de stroying the building, but it failed to explode. The police are now working on the case and hope to have the would-be "bomb artist" in custody shortly, although they have but little to work on in the way of clews. The bomb is of very effective construction, as was shown by an examination of its contents at po lice headquarters today. However, it contains enough dynamite to com pletely destroy the building. The bomb was evidently placed some time yesterday. A time elec tric lighting apparatus was attach ed to it. The fuse had been lighted and had burned to the bomb, the defective construction of the latter, however, having prevented it from going off. ersonator In PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 2.—George Thorne, w-ho for several years past has successfully operated many bo gus schemes and who Is known by many aliases, was arrested here to day. The charge against him Is that he Impersonated the director of the federal bureau of animal industry. Thome has operated in many states and, although his record was known and he has been arrested several times, nothing against him could ever be proven. His opera tions were confined chiefly to the rural districts of this state, where he is stated to have passed many bogus checks. It is believed that Thome is cer tain to get a long penitentiary sen tence when the evidence against him Is presented at a trial Storms Sweeping Over England LONDON, Jan. 2.—For the past week storms of great violence have been sweeping over England. Great damage was occasioned by them, tile chief losses being at Liverpool, where many houses were unroofed. There was also considerable damage done to shipping in Liverpool har bor. Reports from other places in the British Isles are to the effect that the storm is general, although little damage is reported except in England proper. Wilsons Shake Over 500 Hands HOT SPRINGS, Va., Jan. 2.—Presi dent and Mrs. Wilson shook hands with more than 500 of the farmers of this vicinity and their families in the lobby of their hotel here yesterday. They will remain here until Wednesday, when they will leave for Washington, where the President will again take up the reins of government.