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THE ALASKA GITIZEN
VOL. VII. FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 29, 1916. NO. 14 ACTIVITY OF C CAUSES ALAI WASHINGTON OFFICIALDOM IS NOT SURE OF ITSE1 F IN MEXICAN TROUBLES WASHINGTON P f May i P layed) It is freely admitted at tin state department that «-e- - : il tions nr-- being consider'd relati. to the action which should De tn\- n by the United States regard Mexican affair wbleh are m-i the officials of th» depart! ■- : t i President Wilson eonsideratile wo: .One of these Is the reei-nt c tion of the Carranza govern! cm i gart i> on it. g all of die bcidei towns of Mexico with fresh troops * u of them being in bodies large - m-mP to cause considerablp eoncern to the commanders o' American trtv-p in i lose proximity to them Tin action is taken as an ill omen by the officials of the “Gate departm- tv CARRANZA TROOPS PLACED, IT11H I' A H1' A . May 26 (Delayed) -Orders have been received hop from Mexico Cily calling lor the immediate reinforcement of -I! Cai ranza troops on the horde 1 hi move, it is stated, is precautionary as it is feared that bandits may at tempt to make further raids into the United States. General Gavira has been placed in command of all Carranza troops in this stats-. FUNSTON NOT PLEASED. LL PASO, May 2f>. (Delayed) General Funston, although •. eiy ret i cent in regard to the matter, doc not consider the reinforcement of the Carranza troops in Mexican bor der towns as a friendly act toward the United States and has so note tied the war department As a con sequence he has received permis sion to reinforce the American gar risons along the border where he thinks it is necessary and is ptc ceedlng to do so. WILL TRY RAIDERS MARATHON, Tex., May 2-1. (De layed)-—Col. Xividad Alvarez and Captain Manuel Torres two of the officers who participated in the ban dit raid on Glenn Springs and Lio qudlas. have been given into the custody of the sheriff of Mils romvy by the militaiy. They arc to be placed on trial for murder The men who were captured with the two odious by Major Langhome and his squad of cavalry, which force pin sued the bandits into Mexico anil "ought a pitched battle with them, are to be held as military prisoner-, at least for the present. It is reported here that Lieut Antevidos. until a week ago an ofti cer of the Carranza forces has de serted. Fifteen of the men of the company to which he belonged are reported to have deserted also. The are thought to have joined the fol lowers of Villa, as the officer was known to nave been particularlv bitter in his hatred of Americans, and as he had been denunciatory in regard to the Carranza policy toward the United States. TEXANS COURTMARTlALED. WASHINGTON, II C„ May 25. (!)•• layed)—Secretary of War Raker lias ordered the courtmartial of 116 mem bers of the rational guard of the State of Texas for failure to tespond to the call for services when it was issued to the militia of all states on the border of Mexico. The arrest of some of the men has al ready been made by civil olficers to whom the Older was transferred and It is thought that the remain der will be taken into custody short ly MILITIA MOVING WASHINGTON, D. C.. Ma% 25 (De layed)—In pursuance of instruction Issued by Secretary of War Halter, four regiments of Texas militia are moving toward the border of that state. They will be distributed at various border towns where it is thought they may be needed. The order was Issued after a leouest for more troops had been received at the war department from General Funston IS HARD ON THEM MEXICO CITY. May 27. (Via Ash croft)—That it is the intention of the Carranza government to keep the prices of foodstuffs from soar ing beyond the reach of the people was evidenced today when Can an za personally sentenced 60 men merchants of this city, to -sweep the streets for five days for rais ing the prices of their wan. And it is intimated by those in authority that those who are found guilty of committing the offense a second time will be unceremoniously shot. The Interior of the Presbyterian church has been completely reno vated and redecorated during the past week and now presents a very beautiful appearance. AjK A VYlOV \>Y N G.O. , Mjft JUST BEFORE THE BATTLE, JIMMIE, EVERY EYE IS TURNED ON YOU. Archie Roosevelt Will Go to Work SON OF DOUGHTY COLONEL TO LEARN CARPET MAKING BUSINESS. BOSTON. Maj 28 \rchie Roosevelt has announced his in tention of going to work foliov. - ing his graduation from Harvard university next month He h;iv long anticipated a business life, and it has now opened itself to him. but in a form which his friends had not expected an I from which they predict he will recoil when he once starts. For Archie is going in a car net factory as an actual laborer. His compensation at the start will be $6 per week, but he has been promised rapid advance ment. The concern for which he will work is the Clinton Car pet works To Place Preachers On Pension List SARATOGA SPRINGS. N Y May 27. (Via Ashcroft) The national convention of Methodists now in session here has voted to raise a pension fund of $10,001,000 *'or pen ion ing Methodist ministers and their families. It was pointed out at the convention that the adon tion of such a measure is a neces- | sary move, as there are many min- I isters who become incapacitated for j work whose families are in actual | want. “Moral Imbecile” Is Alienists’ Verdict NEW YORK. May 27. (Via Ash croft) -Several well known alienists in testifying in the Waite case gave it as their opinion that Or. Waite is a moral imbecile, and that, a.-; such, he is practically insane Waite is the physician who is accused of tirst killing his mother-in law, Mrs. Reck, with poison, and later killing his millionaire father-in-law by the same means. No evidence was ob tainable in the first instance, as the body of the murdered woman had been cremated, but the son of the couple, a brother to the wife of the accused, stopped the crema tion of his father’s body and had the stomach examined, with the re sult that evidence of strychnine poisoning was found. It is expected that the case will go to the jury tonight It has be< n ! hard fought, the defendant, who is a dentist, pleading insanity and not 1 denying his guilt. Pope May Disband His Swiss Guards ROME, May 28.—On account of the fact that they have recently been displaying a belligerent spirit, the ; Swiss guards of his holiness, the pope, may be disbanded, according to word given out at the Vatican today. The guards recently caused considerable commotion by getting into trouble with Italian soldiery, and it is supposed that the pope intends to disband and discharge them for that reason. George Scribner, of the Fairbanks ! creek dredge, is a business visitor I in town for a few days. WAR IS STILL RAGING; PEACE ISWjTHIN SIGHT Abbreviated Press Reports Tell Both of Fierce Fighting and Peace Moves—Latest Report Indicates That Peace Is Near Fighting at Verdun Bloodiest in World s History LONDON. May 25. (Delayed) The tide of battle at Veidun has again turned against the French, the Germans having been victorious at all points today, according to infoi mat ion received here. Fort de Dou aumont is again in German hands and Deadman’s hill was evacrateo by the French today after the bloodi est battle of the entire war. On Hill 3(0 the battle is still "aging the Germans having succeeded in gaining a footing there. They have thrown up hurriedly constructed earthworks and, although not as well entrenched as the French defenders of the hill, are holding their own making at tarns and receiving coun ter attacks. Yesterday was the bloodiest day that France has ever seen The fighting was chiefly in the de Douau mont district, where the crown prince threw the Bavarians, tin flower of German soldiery, through a breach in other German rank created by the fire of French artil lery. and succeeded in recapturing the fort which was taken by the French early in the week. By 'heit fighting before Verdun tin Bavari ans have fully proven their right to the title "The Greatest Fighters of the World." given to them when they charged upon and battered down the gates of Warsaw. Entire army corps were wiped out during the fighting yesterday on both sides. The fighting was under ground. as well as on the sur'ace the sappers of both the Germans and French in the trenches having succeeded in tunneling into and tin der the opposing trenches. The re sult is that a conservative estimate places the dead alone from yester day’s fighting at 30.000. laige num bers having been killed in under ground caveins after the trenches had been exploded by sappeis. Searchlights, bombs and even knives were used in finding and killing the enemies of French and German alike. A Frencli captain, brought < wounded to Paris yesterday from I Verdun, reports that fully 7,u00 men were killed in one trench 700 yards j in length, blown up by bombs placed \ by German sappers. _ I GERARD SEES PEACE IN SIGHT. BERLIN. May 27. (Via Ashcroft) —American Ambassador Gerard is convinced that peace is in sight. An interview with him primed this morning in several Munich new (pa pers quotes him as saying that the United States government is now | under obligation to its citizens to support everything serving the cause ot peace and that it will undoubted ly do so. And he is also reported as having said that the United States is now in a position to ad vance the cause of peace in a’l Europe, for the reason that the great war has practically bank rupted all European governments. The ambassador expects another visit of Col. House, representative of President Wilson, shortly, accord ing to tlie intervie. BRITISH EXPECT AN EARLY PEACE. LONDON. May 25 (Delayed) The London press sees an indica tion of a peace move on 'he part of Germany in the appointment of Count von Buelow as ambassador to the United States from Germany It is believed and predicted that the first move of von Buelow alt"■ he reaches Washington will be to inaugurate a peace policy which wUi be well received by the officials o' the United States government and which will he acted upon accord ingly. BRITISH BOAT IS TORPEDOED. LONDON, May 25. (Delayed) The British steamship Washington 5,000 tons, was sunk today in the North sea, presumably bv a torpedo fired by a German submarine. A ieport received here is to the effect that the German submarine I '-22 struck a German mine off Zeebrugge and was wrecked. ITALY WILL FIGHT IT OUT. HOME. May 25. (Delayed) Re ports received here concerning the recent defeats of Italian troops on the Aitstro-ltalian frontier notwith standing, the Italian war office is quoted in the morning papers today as having stated that Italy will continue the fight with Austria to a finish. And the same sentiment is expressed everywhere, for public speakers are inflaming the people with their remarks and their picas not to give up until all of the lands of Italy wrested from her in days gone by are again under her rule. Woman Forbidden To Kiss Fler Son WAUKEGAN. 111.. May 27. (Via Ashcroft)—Judge Donnelly, of the circuit court, has made an order believed to be without precedent in court annals in the United States. It is a full and complete eouit order forbidding one person to kiss an other in court. The order was made in connection with the sensational trial of George Orphet. a young college student who is accused of murdering his sw'eetheart, Miss Marion Lambert. And it was made for th« purpose of preventing the mother of the young man from kissing him in the court room. In forbidding that one person should kiss another in ' court, the judge holds that such | action reflects on the dignity of ! the court. The case against young Orphet is just now ready for trial It took six days to get the jury. Orphet Is accused of having poisoned h:s 1 sweetheart. Some, sensational de velopments are expected, the young man's mother having announced that -tie xvill spend her fortune to k ** p him out of prison. GENERAL DIES. PARIS, May 27. (Via Ashcroft) General Gallieni. a leader of French troop* during the early part el the war, died at Versailles today, ac cording to word received here. He hud been ill for several months, his sickness having been contracted when on the battlefront His body will be buried with the military honor? accorded to officers of the French army when they are killed in battle. Pattern Plant Of Steel Works Burns TACOMA. May 2,">. (Delayed) The quarter-million dollar pattern plant of the Puget Sound Iron & Steel Works was destroyed by fire today. The fire started from sparks from a refuse burner falling on the roof Seattle Policemen Are Poor Shots SEATTLE, May 27. (Via Ashcroft • The entire business section of the city was considerably aroused at a late hour last night v hen what appeared to he a fusillade ol gen fire was heard And it shortly de veloped that >i battle was in progress between six policemen and two would-be holdup men. About 50 shots were fired, but no damage was done. The two holdup men stopped a boy and took ten cents away from him. The boy gave the alarm, with the result that a policeman gave chase. He ordered the two men to stop and when they failed to do so opened lire, quickly attracting five other members of the police force to the scene. Mrs. Gnaggs — Before we were mar ried, you used to say you could listen to my sweet voire all night. Mr. Gnaggs—Well, at that time 1 had no Idea that I’d have to do it. I Investigating the Smoke Nuisance FOUR TRILLION FEET OF GAE ARE EMITTED YEARLY IN CHICAGO i 11h oli». May 2K The in vestigation recently made b> the Chicago Commerce Associa lion reveals the fact that the smoke nuisance here has as sumed large proportions. tii fact, according to the figures compiled, four trillion cubic feet of gas are emitted yearly from the stacks of locomotives and factories in this city. This statement is considered alarming For scientists who have started to figure on the problem estimate that the air here, considering the number of buildings and their height, to gether with the amount of smoke, is practically one eighth smoki . I ubercular Natives To Enter Hospital SEATTLE, May 27. (Via Ashcrofl; i -The authorities of the Children's Orthopedic hospital of this city have announced that, as an experiment, j two tubercular Eskimo children in to be treated at the hospital fr«e ■ of charge. The children are nov 1 enroute to Seattle from Ketchikan The experiment will be watched with interest by local medical men TEXAN QUICK ON TRIGGER 1’AitlS. May 25. (Delayed) Av>- ! ator Arthur Ueithall. who hail? from tht* State of Texas 1’. S. A., ami who is a member of the flying squad ; of the French loreign lesion, de st roved a German aeroplane todr during a battle in the air between himself and the German aviator !!<• shot tlie German from his seal with an automatic pistol, the ‘hu man machine becoming unmannge able and falling to the earth. Kick Registered By the Minority WASHINGTON, D. C„ May 25. (De layed)— The minority report of the house naval committee, read on the floor of the house today, denounces as entirely inadequate for the needs J of the country the adopted majority report. It is pointed out in the I minority report that the United j States navy is in need of two dread naughts, six battleships and cruis | trs, and 5U submarines more than | were mentioned in the majority re- j I i»ort. It is also stated tha' $3 500, ! 000 more money should have been allowed for aviation purposes. Big Interior Mail Now Enroute North SEATTLE, May 25. (Delayed) The spring postal embargo on Alas kan mails is now ended, as the steam ship Jefferson, sailing tomorrow for the nortk, will carry five tons of accumulated mail matter, all of it for interior Alaskan points. The mail is composed of second class and parcels post maters and has ac cumulated at the local postoffice since word was received by the mail superintendent that the trails in Alaska had broken up. William J. Nolan, of Dhatanlka. is a city visitor for a few days INSPECTION OF UNITED STATES UNCLE SAM DOES NOT CONCEPT MAIL INSPECTION PIGHT TO THE ALLIES WASHINGTON I) (' Mav 25. (Ik* uyed) Vigorous language is used in tin* note submitted today to th« British and Kieneli embassies rein live to the inspection of I'nited States nail - on t’ *■ high seas l:\ Hi i11s . itid French war \ easel.-. Neitb#*i :loes the I’nited States eon »de iln allies the right to inspect first lass I’nited states mails wlmn t ie ire on neutral ships even if snhl 'hips are in ports of belligerent na ions The note is the outcome of the recent controversy h-tween the at iepartment and the Itrifeh din! natlc corps relative to the ex&mi nation of I'nited Stat» ma ! Ing to and from Holland and Swed ?n Mail on steamers foing to both countries has been seized on the high seas and in British ports on various occasions and thoroughly i ensored before being allowed to proceed, and in a number of in stances packages and letters of ire portance have been confiscated. France has never taken any de term i tied action in the mattei of the seizure of mail However, the note is meant for France as well is for Fngland being a warning to the former country The note was sent to the tv\o embassies after numerous complaints bad been received at the postil am. state departments relative to the strict censorship which w being maintained by Great Britain on mail going from and coming to »he f'nit pd States. Office Boy Walks Away With Coin NKW YORK. May 21 (Via Ash croft) William McManus, an office boy in the employ of the ".'all street office of J. 1’. Morgan A- Co., has disappeared with #10 BOO of the funds of the big banking onoerr The police have been notified of ihe disappearance and are now IhiV ing for a truce of the boy. who is about 15 years of age The chief cleik of the bank i. of the opinion that young McManus has been done away witb in some manner and that the money was stolen from him. placing but little credence in the story told in this morning's papers to the effect that the boy stole the money himself. He told the police that he gave the boy a grip containing the money for delivery to another banking eon cern but a short distance away, ami that a telephone message to the institution ascertained the liu t that the money had not been delivered but a ..hurt time after McManus started on his errand. Confessed Spy Will Have to Stand Trial NEW YORK. May 27. (Via Ash croft) Ignatius Lincoln, formerly a member of the British pai Lament and who is a confessed German spy. is now on his way from this conn iry to England in the custody of two detectives from Scotland Yard. H« will be placed on trial fot treason and will also probably be tried as a spy Lincoln tried (o elude prosecution in a number of different ways. At rested in this city last August by British detectives, lie made his es cape before being placed under look and key, but was recaptured. Sir.'-: that time he has been fighting extra lit ion proceedings. Saving Their Money To Purchase a Home CHICAGO, May 25. (Delayed) The female students of Northwest ern university have voted to go without candy during their summer vacation, each being placed on her honor. In this manner it is ex pected that each girl will save a substantial sunt from her allowance. The girls plan to give the money thus saved to a fund for a budd ing for women on the university grounds next fall. BIG PARADE EXPECTED. SEATTLE. May 25 (Delaved)-, It is estimated that there will be fully 12,000 people marching in the parade which is to be -i part of the preparedness demonstration here on June 10. They will be of bo h sexes, of all occupations, people, in fact, from every walk of life. A large number of university students will take part in the parade.