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THE ALASKA CITIZEN
VOL. VII. FAIRBANKS ALASKA, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 24, 1916. NO. 9 OUT ON STRIKE MEDIATORS AND UNIONISTS AT ANCHORAGE ARE UNABLE TO AGREE ON WAGES SfcJWAKl1 April 22 A general strike of all labor employed in con* strut tion or mechaniad work on the Alaska railroad was called at noon yesterday at Anchorage There r»*r« i.«» work is gicng on today, all of the employees being idle Some of them are still in the camps out the line, but most of them are eon gregating around the public places in Anchorage There is no trouble, as far as can be ascertained, the men seeming to be a very ord ;rly lot. The .-trike was called when it be came known that the labor commis sion sent north by President Wilson and Secretary Lane to adjust the labor trouble and the committee of unionists appointed by the An chorage labor union for the same purpose announced that they w.-re unable to agree upon a wage scale. The unionists had previously decid ed that they would go on a strike within a certain length of time after the government mediators reached A inhorag- rind yesterday’s walkout .•11 along tie line is the result The laborers have been receiving $3 per day for their work, six days per week and have been paying i\ per day for board, leaving them Ml • i • . i’hey <• nteiid that i . > should receive $2 per day. ;o citizen f! |£f ; WHA > GOES OV TWIT h THE ) C EL I PURCHASES MADE BY ALLIES ARE SAID TO BE RESPONSIBLE. WASHINGTON 1> G April 2d. Figures compiled by .statists ians of tin- department of commerce •mow that the amount of goods ex ported by the United States is con tinually increasing. The purchases i made by tin allies in this country ' are said to be responsible. The report published by the de ■ partment shows that the amount of exports during the month of Febru ary this y*-ar wa.s two hundred and sixty three million dollars. This is an increase ot eighty-nine millions over the month of February in 1915. During the eight months up to and including the month of February, this year, the value of the exports to tin* allies totaled one and one-half billion dollars For the same peri od the value of the exports to Ger many i .< > Mi.m $500,000 ; <i course, is rightly attributed to the fact that practically all ports of Germany are being blockaded by allied wrar ships, while merchantmen of the allies are traversing the high stas unmolested except when they meet a German submarine. It is understood that some of the congressmen opposed to war with it! many are holding this fact up J a.- one to be considered. CARRANZA TROOPS ARE MOVING NORTH Fear is Expressed That Carranzaists May Attack United States^Soldiers —Animosity Against Americans Increasing—General Scott Asks for More Troops—May Withdraw I roops. TORRJJON, April 2'i.—The Car ranza troops of central and eastern Mexico have been ordered to con centrate here, it was learned today, and already 7.U00 men are either here or on the road to Torreou, Si,int Ul liievt- lroups w ill be dis patched to the north immediately to secret destinations. It is ex pected that within two weeks they will all be fighting against the Am erican troops. American residents of this city have made attempts to find out the destinations of the troops, but so far their efforts to do so have availed them nothing. For the offi cers in command of the troop" are very reticent, seeming to be un willing to disclose the destinations ol themselves and their men. MEXICANS MAY MAKE TROUBLE. TOKKBON', Aprti 23.—From re ports received here from all points In Mexico, animosity against Ameri cans is increasing daily, and great pressure is being brought to bear on the Carranza government to de clare war on the United Slates. There is no trouble as yet, but it is feared that an outbreak may oc cur at any time. Consequently the Carranza troops now here are mak ing preparations to protect the Am erican residents of this city. Their loyalty to their commanders, how ever, Is questioned by the Americans, who fear trouble. SCOTT WILL REPORT SOON. WASHINGTON, 1>. C April 2". General Scott, chief of staff ol the United States army, reports that he may be back in Washington by Tuesday, in time for the cabinet meeting, when the entire Mexican question will be settled definitely as to the future course of the United States. It is believed here that General Scott will report that Gen eral Funston must be given entire control of the troops on the border and in Mexico, and that he must be given a free hand to take such action as he deems wise. LARGER ARMY IS NEEDED. "WASHINGTON, D. l\, April 2.' - According to advices received tie re from Sail Antonio. General Sco.t. immediately upon his return, will ask for a much larger army for service in Mexico. If the adminis tration does not see fit to grant the request, it is understood that General Scott will urge the immedi ate withdrawal of the troops from Mexican soil. WILSON WOULD WITHDRAW ARMY. WASHINGTON, D. C.. April 2b.— According to current rumor here. President Wilson is not in favor of sending more troops to the r.or der. but is strongly in favor of with- , drawing the army that is now in tile southern republic. His purpose is to avoid any complications with the Carranza government that might lead to war. MEXICAN GENERAL IS CAPTURED MEXICO. CITY. April - -Gener al Luttierez, lie Ceiraii/.a mi leader in Juarez, reports to the war otiice that he has cap'iiied General Lopez, the Villa, lieutenant, who was him und In command during the raid on Columbus, New Mexico. It is understood that the govern ment has instructed the Carranza general to give the man a irial and if found guilty he probably will be shot AMERICANS MAY BE WITHDRAWN. HAN ANTONIO, April 22. ' is generally believed that Americans will he withdrawn from Mexico within the next few weeks. In 'act, many believe that the Ami rs an troops will come back over die line as soon as enough troops can be concentrated to Insure theii lc return. MORE SOLDIERS ON THE WAY. COLPMBPS. N M. April 2 A large detachment ot infantry left here yesterday, bound for Pershing's field headquarters. More troop- aie expected to arrive here within the next few days and these will also be sent to the south, according to reports in circulation here. Claims Was Bilked Wants M >ney Back WOMAN WHO PURCHASED THE A TRE CLAIMS SHF WAS DOUBLE CROSSED TACOMA. April Mrs i W. Murphy, a woman promi neut in nve.stment circles in ,..is c.ty. has br..U-suit..a., is Thomas Yates £or the recovery ot $_',0UU vvtiicn She paid ami last a* a tui ait ol ii.s ;'iu. title and interest in a local moving picture theatre. And. owing to her prominence, tue suit has caused considerable ol a sensation here, ice complaint in the case charges fraud And the woman declares that il siie canuol gel her money back by due process of law, he will have Yates arrested anft prosecutcu. it possible, on Lhe charge of > b raining money under false pre tenses. it seems that Mrs. Murphy and Yates reached an agreement whereby the former was to pur chase the moving picture thea tre. A day for an inspection o' the theatre by tier had previ ously been set. And on that day she went to the theatre and stayed there for several hours, watching the manner in which the business was conducted. Satisfied with the business done, having seen crowds of peo ple come into the theatre du: ing the afternoon she was there-. Mrs. Murphy made the purchase. Hut sire now charges in the com plaint filed in court here, that all of the hundreds of people1 who saw the show on that day were admitted free of charge by Yates, who distributed tick ets to the show with lavish hand, in order that a goodly number ol theatre goers might be on hand to witness the show when she was present ami inspected it. Kenneth Flnlayson arrived in 'Vrbanks Friday evening from the □ utside, where he spent the win ter. George Yickary is also a re rent arrival in town from the Out GERMANS CONSIDER SITUATION WEIGHTY President Wilson’s Note Occupied Front-Page InjAll Berlin Papers Yesterday—Crowds Storm News Stands—Some Papers De-^ fiant Editorially—Senate Will Back Wilson. BERLIN, April 23. -Throughout Germany President Wilson's note lo the imperial government is being read v ith gravity, and while n any are lor an open break, the majori ty of Germans would like to see trouble averted. Today all the Ber lin papers give the American note on the front pages and great crowds are storming the newsstands, more interest being shown ihan since t.«e early days of the war. when all wore anxious to learn ul the success of th«' troops through Belgium The majority of the leader.- are wearing grave faces and clearly show that they con.-idei the matter serious. The pres.- generally opposes the granting of the demands of the 1 nited Stall >. and some of the pa llet's think that it would be better to break with America, so tuat the German government would have absolute freedom in its submarine warfare Others think it would be impossible to grant all the demands, but hope that a break may be a.cited. VON JAGOW AND GFRARD CONFER. lll'RLI.V April 33. Ambassador Gerard spent more than an hour today with llerr von Jagow. the minister of foreign affairs. While they admitted they were talking over the demands of tiie United States, neither would say any'hing as to the details of their conference Rater, the foreign minister declarml 1 that the matter was receiving lire serious consideration of the em peror and himself, and that botli are in hopes that the friendly rela tions heretofore existing will be ccn i inued. MAKING PLANS IN CASE OF BREAK. WASHINGTON, D. C.. April 23.— The government is making tentative plans to cope with the situation in case of a break with Germany The immediate plans now u tder dit cus s-ion are those tor the protection of Americans who are now located in Germany, it is expected that all Americans will be given an oppor tunity lo get to Holland or Italy before any drastic action is taken by the l nited States. According to the Berlin reports that are reaching here, the German ollicials were greatly surprised at the note sent the imperial government by the United States.. No one in Germany expected it to be so dras tie or final. GERMAN ANSWER EXPECTED SOON. WASHINGTON. D. t\. April 33. Throughout the capital a general air o' pessimism prevails today as to the probable outcome of the Ger man situation. In a dispatch re ceived today from Ambassador Ge rard. after his conference with Herr von Jagow, it was stated that Ger- 1 many would likely be prepared to 1 send its answer to the United States either late today or tomorrow SENATE WILL BACK WILSON. WASHINGTON, V. C., April 23.— A careful poll of the senate, ac cording to the Democratic leaders, shows that the upper house doesn’t want war, hut realizes that the surest way to avoid it is to stand back of the President; therefore there will be no attack on the poli cy of the administration during the present crisis. Even the extreme pacifists approve the stand taken by the state department and will back up Wilson. VON IGLE INCIDENT ALLOWED TO REST. WASHINGTON. D. G . April 23. Oflicials intimate with the von Igle incident declare that It will be al lowed to rest for the present, or until the present submarine contro versy has been disposed of. It has been agreed by the state depart merit and attorney general that all papers seized on von Igle which are official, or so designated by Count von Bernstorff, will be returned to the latter. The decision of tin la ter is Important, h«’,vcm, for if lie decides that some of the inciina natlng papers against von Igle aie official, it will also implicate the ambassador and make him a party to the plot to blow- up the Welland canal. PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION IS JOKE SAYS FORD automobile man says knows HE HAS NO CHANCE, BUT WOULD ACCEPT l’l'I'TSBURG. April 23.—Henry Ford, the automobile manufacturer, i who is here on a business visit con nected with the investigation of a substitute for gasoline, states that he is not seriously a candidate for I the nomination b> any party as a • presidential possibility. In fact, lie treats the efforts being made in several stateB to secure his nomina tion as a joke, although he told a newspaperman in practically the same breath this morning that he would accept the nomination if it were tendered to him. And he also stated that he will get out and campaign for himself If the people will accept him on a totally peace non war platform. FORD IS LEADING. LANSING. Mich., April 23.-Offi cial returns from the various Repub lican primaries held in this state show that Henry Ford is leading all other possible candidates for the presidential nomination, his nearest opponent being more than 5,000 votes behind him. And it is be lieved here that Ford will be the presidential nominee of the Republi cans of this state. Ford himself is making no effort to secure fhe nomination, but his friends are work ing hard IN NEBRASKA, TOO. OMAHA, April 23—Senator Cum mins and Henry Ford are running neck ami neck for the Republican presidential nomination in this state, according to reports received here from outlying districts. Ford now leads, according to the count made, but he has only 100 more votes than Cummins, as far as can be as certained. Seeks To Purchase Substitute For Gas PITTSRFRG. April 23 Henr,' Ford the automobile manufac turer and a Republican poem bility for nomination for the presidency, is making a visit to this city in the interests of business. He came (or the pur pose of investigating the substi tute for gasoline recently invent ed here and will probably he here for several days watching tests of the new invention. Mr Ford told the newspaper men today that it is his inten tion to purchase the inventton outright, provided it proves to be practical. He states, how ever, that it must go through a thorough investigation first. And to the end that there may be nothing faulty to it, he has a trusted man with the inventor night and day while more of the liquid is being made. And if he makes the purchase of the new Invention, it is Mr. Ford's intention to put the new fluid, so essential to the auto mobile industry and to the ma chines themselves, on the market immediately, or as fast as it can be made. He also states that he will build factories where it can be made in all of the prin clpal cities. Maurice Newman, manager of the N. C. store at Ohena. was a dty visitor yesterday. Mrs Newman was also In town the latter part of ‘he week BIG CLASH EXPECTED PARIS, April 23.—Although no of ficial Information is available on the subject, it is believed in local news paper cir les tliat the conference of prominent representatives of (lie allies held here several days .'.go was for tlie put pose of making ai rangements for a giant offensive on the part of allied troops. Just where the attack will be made, if the conclusions of the newspaper men are correct, is not stated, but it is thought that an attempt will be made to drive the Germans back all along the western battlcfront. Troops of all of the allied nations available will be used in the attack, tlie general report being to the ef fect that Italy will bring the flower of her army to France for that pur pose, although a formal declaration of war has never passed between Germany and Italy. It Is also reported here that the Germans are preparing for another giant offensive somewhere on the western front It is believed, how ever, that the report is regarding the new attack being made at Ver dun by the German forces. But at any rate it is the consen sus of opinion here among those fa miliar with general circumstances, that no matter which side takes the offensive, the next struggle will be the fiercest of the war. GERMANS ATTACKING LONDON, April 23.- From advices received here it is generally believed that the Germans are preparing to resume a great offensive in the Ver dun region. It is believed that this attack will start on a large stale, and that It will be in full swing before the end of the week. The French have been rushing troops to the front to assist In the defense of the stronghold , RESERVES ON JOB. ] ROME, April 23 -The fact ■ .ai the government has called out again 700,000 reserves, revives the rumor that the allies are planning on a j great offensive movement on .he western front it is believed that this plan was formulated ai the j conference held in Paris, at which 1 Kitchener, Joffre and other leaders I of the allied power were in attend | anee. FIGHTING COMMENCES. HEREIN. April 23. Announcement was made this morning by the war office that the Germans had started the offensive again on both banks ! of the Meuse. Today the troops , are launching great infantry attacks against the French trenches, and a i terrific bombardment is being kept | up by the artillery. Pp to a late j I hour today nothing had been le ard Ask More Respect For American Flag WASHINGTON, D. C„ April 2Z.~ The congress of the Daughters of the American Revolution cann to an end yesterday afternoon, aflei^ resolutions had been adopted rak ing for more respect for the flag and prohibiting the use of the flag for advertising purposes. The congress was in session all the week and wras largely attended ! by women from all parts of the country. During the session, it was pointed out that now. more than ever, the laws relative to the re spect of the flag should be en forced, and each member pledged herself to institute prosecution should she ever discover anyone disre -pectful to Old Gclory. from tin* from as to the success with which the troops were meeting. TWO BOATS SUBMARINED LONDON, April 22 One Norwe gian and one Greek merchantman were sunk in the North sea yester day by German submarines. In neither case was warning given. WILL HOLD CONFERENCE. l'ARIS, April 23. Preparations are being made for the conference* of representatives of the Entente al lies which is to be held in this city on Thursday, at which time ways and means of handling the finan cial situation will be discussed It is believed that the powers will tind some means of increasing the effi ciency of the forces without in creasing the expenditures. BRITISH MAKE CAPTURE. LONDON, April 23.—The war of fice announced yesterday that the liritisli forces in Flanders had re covered part of the trenches which were captured by (he Germans a few days ago. AEROPLANES GUARD CARAVAN. CONSTANTINOPLE, April 23.— Turkish aeroplanes are reported to have served as guards to a camel train which carried supplies to the troops that are going against the British forces that are defending the Suez canal 100,000 FRENCH ENGAGE! BERLIN. April 23.— According to statements given out by the war office, it is estimated that 100,000 French troops were engaged in the defense of the forts surrounding Verdun. Thai is. the war office thinks that the greatest number concentrated at Verdun at one time was 100,000 men, and that the French have kept the army up to 'his strength practically all ttie time since. Mr and Mrs C. Pyne are In town from Livengood creek, where | Mr Pyne has been prospecting They ! will be on Our creek this summer, I Mr. Pyne being interested in some ground there His interests on I.i vengood are being handled by his partners there. Washington Hills Moonshiners’ Nest COLVILLE, Wn April 23. The arrest today by federal offi cials of Henry de Janes, a wealthy rancher or the hill conn try surrounding this city, re vealed the fact that a large number of moonshiners' outtits are now in operation in the eastern pari of this state. The taking into custody of de Janes on the charge was the cause of considerable commotion here, as he had always been supposed to be a man of exemplary hab its. Nor are the greater part of the people of this community satisfied of the guilt of the farm er. although the authorities claim that they have positive proof that he has been manufacturing and selling “moonshine" whisky. And the officials also say that they have proof that wholesale moonshining exists In various of the hill counties in this part of the state. None of the stills have as yet been discovered, and on that account the officials made an attempt to hold back news of the arrest of de Janes, but his prominence precluded all chance of doing that It is understood that a cam palgn against moonshining is to be started immediately The fed eral officials will be aided in their search for illicit distiller ies by both state and county officials. PENNSYLVANIA IS TROUBLED WITH STRIKES COAL MINERS AND WESTING HOUSE EMPLOYEE8 WALK OUT PITTSBURG, April 23.—Pennsyl vania is again to be troubled by a great coal strike. Orders have been issued for the suspension of work by the labor unions, and it Is ex pected that 24,000 men will refuse to go to work tomorrow morning This order was issued by the union after the laborers had voted to strike, because of the violation of agreements made by the operators in the conference held at New' York some months ago. At the conference the operators pledged themselves to certain raises in salaries and better hours for the men, together with better work ing conditions. In practically none of the mines have the agreements been lived up to, according to the strikers’ contentions, and they will quit work, pending a further guar antee of good faith on the part of the operators. ELECTRICIANS OUT. PITTSBURG, Pa., April 23 —Tnir teen thousand employees of the Westinghouse Electrical concern have gone on a strike and will not return to their work tomorrow morning. Their demands are an eight-hour day and higher wages Five thousand of their fellow em ployees refused to walk out.