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(Associated 1’ress)
SEWARD. Feb 12 The land and
industrial department of the Alaskan
Engineering commission lias signed
■i lease granting leasing privileges to
the San Juan Fish Canning company
on a cannery site on the waterfront
her.- for a period of twenty years.
By the terms of the lease the can
nery concern secures control of 300
P.-t of waterfront and docking fa
cilities In return the company
agrees to make improvements within
the next ear aggregating an expen
• 1 ire of $100,000
Work on the improvement.' which
w . 1; be made is to start immediately.
1 hey will consist chiefly of the con
struction of a cannery and of a cold
■ irage plant to house the product.
It was but lately that representa
tives of tile company discovered hali
but banks off Kenal peninsula It
is from these that it expects to get
its halibut catch It also expects
to handle salmon and will operate
three salmon boats as well as two
halibut tishing craft during the ap
proaching fishing season. The com
pany has also agreed to handle the
-ap h of all Independent fishermen.
(Associated Press)
LONDON. F< ■ b 12.—Andrew Bonar
Law. British chancellor of the ex
eh-'-ltler. evidences by hi.s works that
i;e expects the European war to con
•inue for some time yet Today he
- keri the house of commons to vote
to appropriate the sum of 55ti.000.000
pounds, or approximately two and
•-Mr-half billion dollars, for the pur
pose of conducting the war in the
'Jure .m the part of England
(Associated Press I
LONDON. Feb 12. Today's Lei
man submarine toll, as exacted from
international commerce, was live
ships, according to word received at
Lie British war office. Four British
and one Greek steamer are stated
10 have been sunk as the result of
German submarine activities today, i
but it is believed that some of them i
were sunk by mines. The aggregate
tonnage of the boats sunk was 8.361.
"1*1 X” WOOD TO
Frank Pixley Wood, of the liist
National bank force, leaves this
morning for the Big Chenu Hot
Springs. He is going out in the
wilds to rusticate among the cari
bou, bobcats or whatever other var
mints he happens to meet. It is
probable that instead, of having to
lick them when he meets them he
will organize them into a basketball
team or else make an attempt to
teach them the rudiments of bank
ing. Mr. Wood expects to be gone
tor about two weeks, the occasion
being his annual vacation.
(Associated Press)
COPENHAGEN, Feb. 12. Informa
tion received here is to the effect
that two large German munition
plants have exploded during the past
week, causing vast losses of proper
ty and the loss of some lives. They
are those at Thorn, Prussia and at
Gluckauf, near Hamburg. Sixty
three people were killed by the ex
plosions, according to the report, and
about the same number more or less
seriously injured
(Associated Press)
LONDON, Feb 12.—The American
committee for relief work in Bel
gium has notified Germany that the
American operatives of the commit
tee are to be withdrawn from parti
cipation in relief work in Belgium
and Northern France at an early
d^te No reason for the action of
— the committee is given, but it is
thought that the recent rupture of
diplomatic relations between the Unit
ed States and Germany was the
chief cause, coupled with the action
of Germany in forcing non-combat
ants from the conquered territory to
go to Germany and work in German j
(Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, D. C.. Feb. 12.
The senate, at a night session to
night, passed a bill authorizing home
stead entries on public lands in Al
aska containing coal, oil or gas.
The entryman, however, is given but
a limited patent to the ground, ac
cording to the provisions of the bill,
which say that all of the coal, oil
or gas which may underly the lands
are to be reserved for the govern
\\ lllard-F ulton
Fight Is Cinch
(/■ ssociated Press)
NEW YORK. Feb 12 Fred
Fulton, aspirant for heavyweight
championship honors, technically
knocked out Charley Weinert
here ton ght and thus won the
right to light Jess Willard heavy
weight champion of the world
The fight took place before a
large cr iwd of fight fans at
Madison Square Garden, the de
cision being awarded to Fulton
at the end of tin- second round.
At that time ihe referee stopped
the bout to prevt nt an actual
knockout of Weinert by Fulton
Fulton's scheduled ten round
battle w.th Willard was condi
tional that he whip Weinert. The
fight is therefore certain to take
place. It is scheduled for Madi
son Square Garden on the even
ing of March 26.
NOME, Feb. 12. Owing to the
fact that very bad weather prevails,
the dog team race which was to have
come off today, and for which six
teams of the fastest dogs in this
part of the country had been en
ured. has been postponed until Wed
nesday. This is the race for the
Borden cup. and for which a purse
of $1,000 has also been hung up by
the Nome Kennel club. The Borden
cup is a donation from the Borden
milk concern, the specifications being
that the race shall be held under
the best conditions possible, meaning
on a good course and on a good
racing day, for a distance of twenty
six miles, or the regular Marathon
distance. The reason for such con
ditions is that the donor of the cup
desires that the race be the fastest
of its kind on record. The cup goes
to the driver who is successful in
winning the race three times.
When the present historian of Fair
banks Igloo No. 4. Pioneers of Al
aska, was installed in his office, one
of the most important duties which
was laid upon him was the compii
ing of a history of local Pioneers.
This is a feature that has been ne
glected heretofore, and the Igloo is
trying to remedy the defect.
The historian iias requested that
each member turn in an accurate
account of his life, so that it may be
incorporated in ihe official records.
Tlie importance of this cannot be
overestimated, and every member
should make an especial effort to
get in at once. Quite a number of
the members have already attended
to the matter, but a majority of them
have been neglectful and failed to
do anything with it.
The historian suggests that those
who have not done so fill out arti
cles on the following lines;
Name. Place of birth. Early life.
Date of departure for the north. Ex
periences aboard ship and along
trail. Names of people in party.
Place of arrival in north. Experi
ences in north.
These articles, when completed,
can be turned over to R. M. Brown,
who will look after them and de
liver them to the historian.
According to information received
by the local land office officials, C.
T. Hinckley’3 application for his
homestead lias been approved by the
department for patent, and the patent
will be issued in a short time.
Mr. Hinckley's homestead compris
es little more than 327 acres, and
it is one of the mostly highly im
proved places in the country. He
has a large number of acres under
cultivation, and has been very suc
cessful in raising various kinds of
grain. In addition to the agricultural
work, he has very successfully ope
rated a large dairy, and keeps the
local market well supplied with dairy
Paul Lescure, who yesterday dis
posed of his interests in the firm of
Lescure & Coghill to his former
partner, W. C. Coghill, will be a
passenger on the N. C. stage this
morning when it leaves for Chitina.
Mr. Lescure is going out to the
States for an extended visit.
He will visit the principal cities
on the Pacific coast, and expects to
be gone about three months. On his
return to Nenana, where he owns
some property in the business sec
tion, he will re-enter the general
mrcantlle business
Release of German
Sailors Is Ordered
(Associated Press)
HONOLULU. T H„ Feb 12.
Orders were received hero to
night from Washington, D. C..
to release the seventy-six German
sailors who belong to the several
self interned German vessels In
the harbor here The sailors
were taken into custody shortly
after the break of diplomatic re
lations between the United
States and Germany on account
of the fact that they tried, in
some instances with success, to
destroy their ?-hlps and the ma
chinery on board The charges
have been dismissed in federal
court here and the release of
the prisoners ordered. It is sup
posed here that by releasing the
prisoners, the government is at
tempting to show Germany that
none of the members of the
crews of the vessels will be held
Wallace Cathcart. treasurer of the
Charity Social, announced yesterday
afternoon that the total cash re
ceipts that have so far been turned
in amount to $2,710. In addition to
this amount there were sixty tickets
sent to the various creeks, and of
this number it is known that at
least thirty were sold.
This means that probably $2,000
will be cleared after all expenses
are paid. The management is highly
pleased over the success of the af
fair, not only on account of the
money realized, which will be used
as occasion arises, but also on ac
count of the entertainment and en
joyment which was given to those
who attended. In no case has there
been anything in the nature of ad
verse criticism regarding it, but from
all sides come expressions of com
mendation and praise.
Owing to the fact that there were
many people who failed to see the
show Saturday night for various rea
sons, there is considerable agitation
for a repetition of the program.
Whether or not it will be repeated,
however, cannot be definitely stated
at the present time. The numbers
on the program called forth consid
erable favorable comment, and it is
from those who failed to see any
part of the show that the requests
that it be repeated are coming. Re
quests are also coming from those
who failed to see some of the stunts
owing to the fact that some of them
were pulled off at the same time
on the stage and in the cabaret.
If the show' is repeated, according
to those in charge, it will be merely
a repetition of the program at a
nominal charge to cover the expense,
and not another social such as was
that of Saturday night.
Notices were posted yesterday call
ing the next terra of district court
to be opened on Tuesday, March 20.
Judge Charles E. Bunnell yesterday
wired the clerk of court, J. E. Clark,
authorizing these notices.
Both the grand and the petit
juries will be drawn at 2 P. M.,
Monday, February 26. The grand
jury list contains twenty-three names,
and the petit Jury thirty-six names.
The grand Jury venire is returnable
at 11 A. M , Tuesday, March 20, and
that of the petit jury at 11 A. M. on
the day following.
James Moore, whom Judge Bunnell
appointed as Jury commissioner last
term of court, will probably act in
the same capacity during the coming
Hjalmar Nordale, who was recent
ly appointed - to the position of
territorial game warden, will leave
this morning for his new headquar
ters at Nenana. Mr. Nordale will
relieve Andy Hoey, who tendered his
resignation in order to engage in
business for himself at the new
railroad town.
Hjalmar is well known In Fair
banks and this district, having lived
here since the early days of the
camp. He is one of the youngest, If
not actually the youngest, official in
According to private advices re
ceived In town, Otto Nyas well known
throughout the Interior, died Satur
day afternoon. The cause of his
death was not stated.
Mr. Kyas owned and operated the
trading post at Kaltag, and had been
there for a nuaber of years. Before
coming to Kaltag he w-as in business
at Nome, where he resided since the
early days of that camp.
8ectional Post Binders for Loose
Leaf sheets at The Cltlsen.
(Associated Press. 1
WASHINGTON, L). C, Feb. 12. What is designated
!>v Entente diplomats as another attempt on the part of Ger
many to stop any possibility oi wai with the United States
was received here today from Mexico in the shape of a note
irom the Carranza government of the southern republic,
proposing that the neutral governments of the world make
a joint effort to end the European war. The note urges
that the neutral governments of the world get together im
mediately regarding the matter and forward their request
lor an end ot the war to the various belligerent nations of
Europe. As an alternative, if the request of the neutrals
fails to bring forth results, the note proposes that the United
States, Mexico and all other neutrals put an embargo on the
shipment of munitions and supplies to any of the belligerents.
The note was received at the state department with con
siderable amusement, mingled, however, with gravity. Sec
retary of State Lansing has not yet stated just what course
he will pursue in answering the communication, but it is
expected that he will make a prompt reply, briefly referring
to President Wilson’s efforts to put an end to the war, and
pointing out the administration contention that to put an em
bargo on munition shipments would he a breach of neutrality.
The Entente diplomats here attribute the note entirely
to German influences. By them the situation is represented
as grave, for the reason that Mexico’s exports to Europe
are considerable and of great importance to the Entente
Allies. In fact, as is pointed out by the diplomats, the enor
mous quantities of oil which are needed by the British navy
are supplied by British owned oil fields on the East coast
■ it Mexico. Consequetly, if the proposed embargo on ex
ports is put in effect by the southern republic, the British
navy will he cut off almost entirely from its present oil
supply and would have to look elsewhere for its fuel
WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 12.—It is believed in offi
cial circles here that Germany is now trying to shift the re
sponsibility for possible trouble with the United States to
President W ilson’s shoulders. The officials take this view
of the situation for the reason that Germany is making so
many indirect peace propositions, none of which hear on
the real issue, the German policy of unrestricted submarine
(Associated Press)
W ASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 12.—Formal notification
ot the retention in Germany of seventy-two American sailors
carried to Germany as prisoners on the British prize ship
^ arrowdale, captured in December in the South Atlantic bv
a German raider, was given to the state department today
by the Swiss minister who is representing the German in
terests in America. The statement of notification also says
that the Americans will be held in Germany as prisoners,
pending the assurance that the crews of German ships which
are in the harbors of the United States will not be held or
imprisoned, and inquires as to the status in this country of
the crews of such war bound ships.
President W ilson announced several days ago that Ger
man ships now in American harbors will not be seized now
nor in the event of war. He also gave information con
cerning the fair attitude of this country toward the German
sailors which formerly manned the war bound German craft.
As soon as a report is received from Hawaii regarding con
ditions there, a full report will be made to Germany regard
ing the conditions which effect all American harbors where
any German ships have sought refuge.
{Associated Press)
VIENNA. Feb 12.—Vienna and
Austro-Hungarian society is experi
encing a third dinnerless-and-dance
less winter, and is once more pre
vented from going to the Riviera,
Italy and Egypt, but manages, never
theless, to while away the hours.
Never before have theatres and con
cert houses reaped Buch a harvest.
To get a fairly good Beat at the
opera or any other play house on
the day of the performance is im
possible, even when old and well
known works are given. For a new
play even standing room is sold out
Beveral days in advance, while a first
performance—and these are many de
spite the war- is sold out from floor
to roof weeks before the dress re
hearsals take place. The claim Ib
justified, that Vienna has gone thea
tre mad.
Cafes and restaurants are also
crowded and would be so until day
light were it not that no all-night
licenses are obtainable now. The
new cafes which may remain open
until two o'clock in the morning
are crowded until the last minute.
High prices have no restricting in
fluence. for with the rise in the cost
of living has come an increase in
LONDON, Feb. 12.—It Is officially
reported in dispatches received here
from Peking that China has severed
diplomatic relations with Germany on
account of the unrestricted subma
rlne warfare policy of that country.
K. T. (Tom) Davis, the well known
Hot Springs freighter, is a recent ar
rival in the city.
Announcement of the freight rates
which will prevail at the opening of
the navigation season, or for the
freight which will be brought to
Fairbanks on the first boats in the
spring, was made yesterday from the
local offices of the American-Yukon
Navigation company. The announce
ment was made upon receipt at the
local offices of a tariff sheet from
the Outside. The sheet shows that
the rate will be practically the same
as last year, with, perhaps, a few
unimportant changes.
' It was stated yesterday at the of
fices of the navigation company that
the first boats to come down the
river in the spring will bring all of
the freight which is landed at White
horse on or before April 7. For this
reason the shippers of Fairbanks
are advised to order their goods so
that they will reach Whitehorse by
that time. After that date all freight
which has to be hauled to the foot
of Lake Laberge from Whitehorse
will be subject to extra transporta
tion charge.
It ia the Intention of the American
Yukon Navigation company to break
the record this year in the matter ^
of moving freight with despatch. This
will necessitate the co-operation of
the shipper, who is advised to have
his shipments ready promptly at all
Marshal L. T. Erwin left town
yesterday morning for a short visit
to Nenana He will probably re
main there two days, when he will
return here.
Wise One—The guy that sings
while working Is always happy.
Practical One—Yes, but how about
the fellow that has to listen to him?
To Ralph Matten and I loin • r Clemens
their heirs, executors, adminiatru
tors and assigns:
You are hereby notified that dor
ing the year 1915 I expended one hun
dred dollars In labor Hnd improve
ments up"ti placer mining claim No.
S below discovery, second tier, right
limit of Dome creek, a tributary of
Chataniks river, in the Falrbank
Recording District, Territory of A1
ask a.
In order to hold your Interest in
said claim tinder the provisions of
Section 2324 of the Revised Statutes
of the United States, said expendi
ture being half your share of tin*
annual assessment work for said year,
if within ninety days after the last
publication of this notice you fail
or refuse to pay to the undersigned
as co-owner, your said proportion of
the expenditures aforesaid, your in
terest in said claim will become the
property of the undersigned under
said Section 2324, Revised Statutes
of the United States.
First publication Nov. fi, 1916
Last publication Feb. 13. 1917.
To A. A. Fraser, his heirs, executors,
administrators and assigns:
You an> hereby notified that dur
ing the years 1914, 1915 and 191G
I expended one hundred dollars in
labor and improvements upon each,
the Sundown and Midnight quartz
claims, located on the divide between
Hotfoot and Democrat gulch, in the
Tanana mining and recording dis
trict in the Territory of Alaska.
In order to hold your interest in
said claims under the provisions of
Section 2324 of the Revised Statutes
of the United States, said expenditure
being for your share of the annual
assessment work for said year, and
if within ninety days after the last
publication of this notice you fail
or refuse to pay to the undersigned
as co-owner your said proportion of
the expenditures aforesaid, your in
terest in said claims will become
the property of the undersigned as
co-owner under Section 2324, Revised
Statutes of the United States.
First publication Jan. 29, 1917.
Last publication April 23, 1917.
To Grant S. Driver, hia heirs, execu
tors. administrators and assigns:
You aro hereby notified that dur
ing the years 1911, 1912, 1913, 1911,
1915, and 1916 I have expended the
sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000)
in labor and improvements on the
Blue Ribbon association group, the
Moonlight association group, the
Morning association group, the Won
der association group and the Edna
association group, situated on Den
nison hill, in the Forty Mile mining
and recording precinct, Territory of
Alaska, said labor and improvements
constituting the annual assessment
work for the years mentioned.
You are further notified that if
within ninety (90) days after the
last publication of this notice you,
as co-owner having an interest in
the above named association claims,
fail or refuse to pay your propor
tion of the expenditures to the un
dersigned, required to hold said
claims as aforesaid for the years
1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915 and 1916,
your interest in said mining claims
for which you failed to pay your
share will become the property of
the undersigned, under the provi
sions of Section 2324, Revised Sta
tutes of the United States.
First publication, Feb. 5, 1917.
Last publication, May 14, 1917,
To Jim Sherrard and Mike Wag
ner, their creditors, heirs, execu
tors, assigns or other representa
tives or other persons interested
You and each of you are hereby
notified that during the years 1913,
1914 and 1915 1 expended the follow
ing money in labor and improve
ments, representing your interests,
as annual assessment work:
$108.33 on the following described
lode claims: Fair Chance, Frisco and
Star Crystal, all situated on the head
of St. Patrick creek,
$426.25 on the following placer min
ing claims: 40 acres placer associa
tion mining claims 6 and 7 below,
second tier bench, left limit of Ester
creek, 40 acres placer association
[ mining claims 6 and 7 below, third
tier bench, left limit of Ester creek,
! Paystreak fraction, 7 below left limit
of Ester creek, 16u acres c mpiis.n.
Gold ilasin association on divide be
' tween lister and Ace creeks, UlU
acres comprising True discovery aaso
j elation on Ace creek. 160 acres com
prising Last Placer association on left
limit of Ester and Cripple creek. Gold
Channel fraction on left limit of
Cripple creek, all In the Fairbanks
, mimng and recording district, Terri
- lory of Alaska.
One hundred dollars’ worth of work
having been done on each of above
j said claims by myself and the other
| ■« owners, except yourselves, being
| the annual assessment work for the
j years 1913, 1914 and 1915.
You are further notified that if
within ninety (90) days after the
last publication of this notice, you,
as co-owners having an interest in
the above named mining claims, fall
or refuse to pay the undersigned
your proportion of the expenditures
required to hold said claim as afore
said for the years 1913, 1914 and
1915, your interests In said mining
claims for which you failed to pay
; your share will become the proper
ty of the undersigned, a co-owner
of the ground, under the provisions
of section 2324, Revised Statutes of
tlio United States.
First publication Nov 13, 1916.
Last publication Feb 13. 1917.
: To the deceased Michael Toohey, his
heirs, executors, administrators and
i You are hereby notified that dur
| ing the year 1915 I expended one
hundred dollars In labor and im
provements upon placer mining
j claims Nos. 8 and 9, and the Frisco
| association, below discovery, second
l tier right limit of Dome creek, a
J tributary of Chatanika river, in the
j Fairbanks Recording District, Terri
; tory of Alaska.
1 In order to hold your interest In
j said claims under the provisions of
| Section 2324 of the Revised Statutes
i of the United States, said expediture
being for your share of the annual
! assessment work for said year, and
if within ninety days after the last
publication of this notice you fail
or refuse to pay to the undersigned
as co-owner your said proportion of
the expenditures aforesaid, your in
terest in said claims will become
the property of the undersigned as
co-owner unuer Section 2324, Revised
j Statutes of the United States.
First publication Nov. 6. 1916.
Last publication Feb. 13, 1917.
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