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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
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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.

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