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THE ALASKA GITIZEN
VOL. VII. FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, MONDA\ MORNING, MAY 1, 1916. NO. 10 Russians in Baltic Provinces Repulsed After Two Days Rattle by General \on Hindenburtf—5000 Made Pris oners—Austrians and Italians 1'itfht —Germans Kill ed by Their Own Gas—Quiet at Verdun. DEKLtN April 3d Advices re ceiveii at tl:.- w ir .'Hire from General eon Hind enburg, con ■ andei i f the German army in fa Baltic province of Ru-ia sta'e that th>- Germans :. pulsed the Russians after a two days’ battle About '.."00 of tl. Slat tter. made prison.1 durin the batth This fighting mark tl opening of t e spr ng ea-vrp.i' nrr.g in the Baltic provinces ITALIANS AND AUSTRIANS FIGHT. RERLIN. April 30 According In advices received here from Vienna spring operations have been com menced by the Austrian forces ojs rating in the Carnic Alps. The Italian forces too, are active, having made an attack on the Austrian today. The report lrom Vienna states, however, tiiat the Italian were repulsed, although the outcome of the battle is stilt in doubt, a the fighting continues GERMANS KILLED WHEN WIND TURNS. LONDON April 30 The wind played a serious trick on the Gor man l trees operating in the vicini ty of Halluch yesterday, according to advices received here, when. ty. ,1 sudden turn, it sent the poison on* lid asphyxiating gasses, in tended for tho-e who opposed tie Teutons, bark across their owr trenches The result was a heav; loss i>f life among the German in fantrymen, who were compelled t remain at their posts in order that they might oppose the advance ol their foes The French, however failed to realize the advantage which could have been gained until after the incident was over and the Ger mans, reorganized, were back in their trenches again. QUIET FOLLOWS °nUN BATTLE. LONDON' April 30 Quiet now reigns practically supreme at Ver dun. both sides having desisted from even artillery fire, seemingly by mutual consent. However, occasion al firing betokens the presence o' marauding bands of soldiers sent out as scouts, as both the French and the Germans are endeavoring to find a weak point in each others' defenses An infantry attack was made by t:-- Germans w- t of the Meuse last nivht It was repulsed by the French with heavy losses to the attacking forces. Scott and Obregon Are Still Talking SAN ANTONIO. April 30.- Reports receiv.-.i army headquarters hen indicate that General Obregon. the Carranznista ■ omniander-inchief. and i ('•• rural Hugl Scott and Feeder- 1 i k Funston. t S A . are still in 1 conference it Juarez And that nothing concerning the movement or withdrawal of the American troops has be n decided upon is evident It was reported here ye terday in news dispatches from HI Paso that General Obregon had told the Ann ncan. that tin- United Sta'.r troops must move out of Mexico or do battle with the forces of Car ranza. hut such was a misstat. merit ot facts, according to the otli cial advices given out from army headquarters here. It is stated, however, that General Obregon is insisting on the with drawal of the American troops from Mexico. But it is believed that his instructions have nothing whatever to say concerning any time limit for the withdrawal. The Ameri cans thc-re'ore have the option of moving when they please or when the American generals decide that they can do no more good in Me.x: eo. WHAT GENERAL SCOTT DEMANDS. SAN ANTONIO. April 30.—Accord ing to advices received here last night a further conference between General Obregon and Generals Scott • and Funston. was held today at 1 Juarez. Xml the dispatches state that certain demands were made upon the Carranza government by General Scott. One of the demands was that the Carranzalstas co-operate with the American forces in an effort to cap ture Villa; another, that the Amen cans be allowed to extend their lines further south than Casas Gran- > des. Chihuahua, and that the Car ranza forces patrol the country ( louth of the American lines. The is-- of the Mexican railroads for a transportation of American sol lie- and supplies, lias also been leiuand-Lii. Die answer given by fen oral Obregon is not known, but t is understood that General stcoti tas stated that, unless his demands ire met with prompt compliance iy the Carranza government, he and '.eiieral Funston will withdraw from he con ft relit *■ and the Carranza stas cun then io their worst. Tin- conference yesterday was luii.lt visible, according to the ad rices received here. It took place at a building in which there were natty glass doors, through which the ■urious might see just what was go ng on. And no documents of an." kind were exchanged, as far as -oiild be seen. Newspaper men who were on the job. reported in this morning’s El Paso papers, that Tenoral Funston smoked cigarettes while the conference was going on Ample protection was aiforded th American conferees as Captain Oar ?ia. commander of Obregon’s bod> guard, caused a machine gun tc be placed in the doorway at con ference headquarters. This precau tion was taken through fear oi riots, according to the report re reived here. OBREGON MAY BE PRESIDENT. SAN ANTONIO, April 30.--It i miniated in dispatches received here that General Obregon is nta nipulating to secure the presidents chair in Mexico. At present it. - id the most remunerative posi ttc:n obtainable except the preside1 cy. undei tin Carranza government • t -r\ of war and com minder-in-chief of the Carranza armies. Obregon is said to be an Irish man by birth. And It is also statei that his real name is O’Bryan. Strike Is Settled On Govt. Railroad SEWARD. April 29 -The labor commission rent north by Secretary Lane, together with representatives of the Anchorage labor union, agreed on a scale of wages on Saturday and the labor strike on the coast end of the Alaska railroad has been called off. Negotiations relative to the settling of the trouble have been going on for the past month and the laborers in the employ of the engineering commission quit work a week ago, as it wsb reported that a wage scale agreeable to all par ties concerned could not be agree; upon. It Is believed now, however that railroad work will be resume; j early next week The minium;, l wage scale aere^d upon by the medi ; ators Is 45 cents per hour for a ten I hour day. On April 27. or after condition j had been thoroughly investigated the labor commission announced scale of wages which, it was thoughl (Concluded on page 8.) ii JA»l, 1 ^r—. ary* THE LAST GAME OF THE SERIES ANI) ITS RECEPTION. International Law On Verge of L all SECRETARY LANSING MAKES SPEECH ON AFFAIRS OF THE DAY. WASHINGTON, l> C. April 30.—Secretary' of State Lansing made an address before the Am erican society in this city last night. His subject was the in ternational complications which have arisen between the United States and Germany in the mat ter of the submarine contro versy, and preparedness. When talking of tne submarine controversy, the secretary said that the stand of the t'nited States was based on international law. the law between nations, however, lie said, is tottering. even though its principles arc immutable, for the reason that the German government is re fusing to abide by its provisions And in the secretary’s opinion, the Germans are wrong, for he considers that international law ! is founded only' on justice, right eousness and humanity. Regarding preparedness, the secretary said that tie is in favor of an army and navy which will keep the t'nited States out of danger of an attack by a foreign foe at all times. Inaugurating Big Preparedness Plan WASHINGTON, D. C., April 30. | The United States government is j preparing to launch an enormous industrial preparedness advertising scheme. It will consist chiefly of an enormous exhibit which will be taken about the country on cars, the present plan being to exhibit in all towns of any size throughout the country. The plan is now' be ing widely advertised, dates being set for exhibition in various places, in order that the people of the com munities where the exhibition is to take place may be afforded the chance of seeing it. ALREADY AT IT. NEW YORK, April 30. A mili tary plan of industrial preparedness has been inaugurated by one of the big Dupont powder factories of ; New Jersey. The plan is mainly for the purpose of guarding the interests of the Dupont company, however, a guard of some 300 sol | diers having been set about 18,000 1 j men while they are working. Tn this manner it is hoped that all j chance of trouble may be avoided. Telegraph Company Makes Big Saving BUYS BICYCLE TIRES FOR MES i SENGERS AT COST AND SAVES $50,000. — NEW YORK, April 30—The Western Union Telegraph com 1 pany has just completed the purchase of 20,000 bicycle tires ' for the use of its messengers in the various cities and towns of the United States where they are necessary. The tires were purchased at a price but little above the cost of manufacture. And in purchasing the entire 1 lot of tires so cheaply, the com pany effected a saving of about $50,000. BATTLE CONTINUES ON DUBLIN STREETS Irish Patriots, With Leaders Captured or Killed, Still Fighting British Soldiers—Irish Republic Short Lived—Rebellion Started Under Well Laid Plans—British Control Situation LONDON. April 30 Dispatches received here this afternoon indi cate that, while the British soldiers are practically in control of the Jit uation in Dul-lin, taiA crowds of rioters continue to oppose in*, forms in their efforts to restore order. Most of them have been dispersed, however, through fear of being cap tured or killed, although fighting has been going on all day. REPUBLIC WAS SHORT LIVED. LONDON. April 30.—Raising the banner of the so-called Irish re public, a flag of green on which was emblazoned a gold harp, the Irish revolutionists declared Ireland to he a republic yesterday, and nominated Peter Pearce for presi dent. At the same time James Con nelly was named commander-in-chief ' of the Republican forces. It. was only a short time afterward, how ever, until Pearce was made pris oner by the English forces, while Connelly was shot down while lead ing an attack of his forces on the British soldiery. STREETS BURNING; PEOPLE STARVING. LONDON, Aprid 30.—Advices re ceived from Dublin late tonight are to the effect that entire streets of that city have been given over to the flames, the firemen being power less to prevent their spread. Many people have been burned to death, all being afraid to leave their burn 1 ing homes for fear of being taken for revolutionists and shot down as '■ such. Food conditions are fearful. | and large numbers of people are starving. However, strict orders against the distribution of food have been given to the British soldiers. REBELS’ PLANS WERE WELL LAID. LONDON, April 30.-As the de tails of the starting of the revolu tion in Ireland begin to arrive here. I it is evident that the plans of the rebels were well laid. Their first reverse came with the capture of Sir Roger Casement and the pre venting of the landing of arms and ' ammunition from German ships. Therefore, that the revolution was the result of a well organized plot I to seize the principal public build ings of Dublin and other cities and : declare a republic, as was done, is not to be doubted. It has been ascertained, according to word received here from Dublin, that a large number of trains ar rived in that city on the day the revolution started, presumably crowd ed with excursionists from outlying districts. For they immediately joined the Dublin forces of the reb els. Other revolutionists, seeming ly working at gardening or some other quiet and simple vocation, rose at the fire of the first gun and joined the rebel forces. The plans of the rebels seemed to include the seizure of the trans portation and food supplying facili , ties of Dublin. For the first pub lic utility of which they took charge was the street car system of the WILL BE LEADER NEW YORK, April 30.—From lead ing men of the Republican party who have lately been conferring here regarding a candidate for the presi dential nomination, it is learned that either Elihu Root or Theodore E. Burton has a far better chance to secure the nomination than Theo- I (lore Roosevelt or Chief Justice , Hughes. The reason is that the leaders are divided among them selves as to the chances Roosevelt , or Hughes would have of winning ] at the next annual election, and, as they are l.ot able to agree, there is every probability of a compro mise on either Root or Burton. Sam j Perking, the Republican national i committeeman from the State of J Washington, is reported as having said that, regardless of the reports 1 of disruption among the leaders of the party, the Republican nominee will be acceptable to all members of the reunited G. O. P ROOSEVELT SPEAKS. CHICAGO, April 30.—Col. Theo 'cre Roosevelt is paying a visit to ; this city in the interests of his pos sible candidacy for the presidency, i He has already made several speech es, one of them before the Illinois Bar Association last night. In his speech Col. Roosevelt plead ed for universal military service. He denounced the pacificists as a bunch of military mollycoddles. He was roundly cheered by the as sembled attorneys when he con cluded his remarks. AND AGAIN CHICAGO. April 30 In the opini on of local politicians, one of the strongest and most stirring speeches ever coming from the lips of Theo dore Roosevelt was made by him here this afternoon to a large gather ing of the voters of this city And the applause which followed the speech lasted for more than an hour, the colonel being compelled to rise from his chair and bow to the audi ence time and again Mr Roosevelt was visibly affect ed by the reception accorded him. When the cheering subsided he thanked his listeners in a few well chosen words. During his speech he attacked what he calls Wilson’s fhiropean and Mexican fiascos t ers almost as guickly took charge of the principal bakeries, butcher j shops and grocery stores. The public bulldiags came next. ! But it was only a short while after the rioters nad started their work that British soldiers arrived upon the scene ant! nritisn -a.-Upo in , Dublin harbor And in the artillery firing which ioilowed, Liberty Hall, j one of the principal public buildings of Dublin, was demolished by the fire from a torpedo boat destroyer lying in the harbor. LORD LIEUTENANT WIMBOURNE TALKS. LONDON, April 30.—Lord Wim bourne, lord lieutenant of Ireland, \ is being privately accused in par liament of having been cognizant of , the fact that an uprising in Ire- | land was imminent. In fact, several 1 of the members of the house of lords have gone so far as to state ( that on Monday they will ask that he be suspended and that he be ini peached for malfeasance in office. Lord Wimbourne emphatically de- J nies that he knew anything of the j plan to start an Irish republic, and : deplores the fact that his country- j men should organize a revolution He showed sympathy for the revo lutionists, however, when he stated that one of the great mistakes j made by the rebels was when they j failed to cut the telephone and tele- 1 graph wires leading out of Dublin, for it was over those wires that the j British soldiers were summoned. PROBE WILL BE INSTITUTED. LONDON, April 30.—Regardless of the fact that he is being held partially accountable for the revolu tion in Ireland by some of the other members of the house of lords, Lord Wimboume, lord lieutenant of Ireland, stated today that he will at once institute a probe to ascer tain the cause of the Irish revolution at this time. It has been reported here from various sources that the German government is at the bot tom of the move and that they ope rated through Sir Roger Casement while he was at liberty Whether or not Germany did have a hand in starting the revolution, is to be de termined by Lord Wimbourne CONNELLY WAS SOCIALIST EDITOR. SAN FRANCISCO, April 30.—A well knowm Irishman of this city is quoted in this morning's papers as having said that James Connel ly. the commander-in-chief of the Irish armies during the short time the republicans were in control in the city of Dublin, was once an editor in this country, having re turned to Ireland In 1910 His pub lication was Socialistic, and was known as "The Harp." It was pub lished in New York Few “Dope Fiends’ In Evidence Now NARCOTICS LAW HAS EFFECT OF STOPPING LARGE SALES OF DRUGS. WASHINGTON, II C, April 30.—In an address delivered be fore a local medical society today, Dr. Wilbert of the federal health service, stated that the pass ing of the narcotics law. pro viding for the prohibition of the sale of drugs of certain kinds, such as morphine, opium and cocaine only under certain conditions, has had the effect of greatly decreasing the num ber of "dope fiends” in the United States And he gave it as his opinion that the drug habit will soon be stamped out. stating that the greater nuin ber of dope cases even now are the result of the breaking of the law by the ttruggnu:* Schmitz-Rolph Fight Starting SAN FRANCISCO, April 30.--Eu gene Schmitz, former mayor of this city, has announced that he will Institute proceedings in court here on May 9, asking the recall of Mayor Rolph The charges which are named in the complaint are stated to be of a very' sensational nature. Rolph’e friends assert that they are unworried over the prob able outcome of the suit. Schmitz denies that he escaped the penitentiary by a mere techni cality in the law, when charges of malfeasance in office were brought against hint He contends that he was innocent of any crime what ever, and states that he will yet bring to Justice Mayor Rolph and the other men who encompassed his political downfall Strikers Win From Coal Operators NEW YORK, April 30.—Another strike of enormous proportions in the anthracite coal regions has been narrowly averted. For if the rep resentatives of the coal operators had not agreed to meet the demands of the representatives of the United Mine Workers, every member of the organization would have failed to go to work tomorrow morning. Whicli would have meant a general tie-up in the coal districts The conference at which the ques tions between the operators and the miners was decided ended here last night. All points under discus sion were won by the representa tives of the miners, the attendants at the conference who represented the operators having decided to recognize the United Mine Workers as an organization; to grant an in crease of wages to the miners and to make the working day in the mines eight hours. EXHIBIT ON TOUR. WASHINGTON, D. C„ April 30— A goverment "safety first” exhibit will leave this city shortly for a tour of the United States. It will be composed of all the known de vices for the prevention of acci dents In any form and will be taken about the country in order that the people may be better educated along “safety" lines.