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THE ALASKA GITIZEN
FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, MONDAY MORNING, APRIL 9, 1917. NO. 7. GOVERNMENT WILL MA -E LOAN OF $5,000 000,030 TO THE ENTEN TE ALLIES TO A T THE,'.', IN CARRYING ON THEIR ART OF THE WAR, CONOR l-'.SS S ; i'< > Al 1 iiOK iZ.. OSLT. BOND ISSUE TO BE LOOKED AF TER FIRST. THEM NEW ME THODS OF fAXATION TO PRO VIDE FUNDS WILL DE WORKED OUT. IA ~ . ted I’rrss) WASHING if.X i>. L\, A;ir. 7. It as oi. Hnotta (1 ton Id that c. ngr> » XI In- ».Sit'd to multi a hug -: . j 1 ■ prc .. 1 to be i . ailabl thirty days ltt.il •• ;• tin £ governments in the 1 . > ha. • «»i up plies i'hd llKit'M.'ii- f-»r a »■'* ous prosecution of tli* war. bond i : to p. -. :ui l il: Ameri the ent». tu- .di < •, ; m .■ bb tb 1 take up it -■ a 1" b..e: ?■. ■ taxation hu* < ; cu The b nd b • ad amount to 1« - than 1 the me j r pm ' a of v. V i v a\ aih ble for t within time. Tht bend;' « . tb- iiA'-iUi1 ;o raent - wit b" :ev< 1 d b> the Am erican go- rmin-nt fn-curey i.r the $5,0‘>*►.*n» >, '.iii which iu to bt mad linen, end will b r the s.u i.. American £OV< rn: : m. ; • the intenti-n of tin* Unit1 *1 S-..t* - to make on-.* [>• an\ p ' fu n . i ing the all .• Ai.i .. . this nnul'iod « . • ’ *l- •'' • means » f sh* rtc-niim ti.• • ». • «»n < the stru le, i t p t of ^ ca’s duty whi*.h .*i on t:i taring the conflict. i fi ft I J u 11 Si (Special to The Citizen) JUNE \ I, Apr. 7.—T( n of ill1, territori 1 1 short, and l.t.n- hu.-iii- u ail acted. It seems Im b li.i :.t.. cn in both hot:-i that. 1■ 1 - should i. governor in \ i ■ ‘ ■ • ■ ■ tering tie- v.ar. -b - • resolution to tlm- t tod ,.- in i ii lower houst Coomb- imivo : 1 a hoa r- ... tion asking congress to c u.M-.h ai asylum for tb- r ano In - .. new bill v pri by lng commit ee, piol b.i n : .. c: t. I lishment of branch b sures for a bounty on -agli - ami i r« gard to bulk 1 were c; over until Monday's s<- -i n. on', one bill was pas. ed. il l i>rov.u. fur the c-rection of id-. < m... uj Alaska road and tn Is. was received from the . . :i of th Anchorage cnmnii rail 1 ciu.) as,.in, that $100,000 1 ; territory for ti. ■ coi. truetioii o i, ad in the Matanuska and Susi'-na '.,1 leys for the benefit those distra .s. The senate p ssed hou -■ hill No. 3, the eight-hour bill and a no- ur providing for a fifty-cent bounty on eagles. Ronan introduced a concur rent resolution pledging Alaska’s al leg-ance and ungu..l.li- d ippo.-t t the President during the present war. Several bills were advanced to sec ond readings, and others were re ported out of the committees. THE SPIRIT OF 1917. DECLARES ! WAR ON GERMANY (Associated Press) HAVANA, Apr. 7.—Cuba tonigbt entered the lists! ain't tier many, when both houses approved the resolu-; i A. string that a state of war existed between Cuba and any. There was no opposition in either house to the measure. Towing the lead of President Wilson, late yesterday .'ieniowi President Menocal, of Cuba, sent a message to legislature nearly identical with that which was de lve tv 1 to the American congress, anti asked for a dcclara Via of war between Cuba and Germany. lust what legislation President Menocal will recommend, v. Pa part Cuba will play in the war, has not been made I at the present time, but it is thought that a Cuban , Pa tent may be organized to accompany any expedition . irees that America sends to Europe. K1 •ISO 1 XT ION SIGN ED. HAVANA, Apr. 7.-—Cuba is officially at war with Germany. President Menocal having signed the war reso .Partly after it was passed by the legislature. This • is in a state of excitement that has not prevailed since formation of the present Cuban government, and when P.- news that the president had signed the measure was ell out. bells all over the city were rung, and the din of isties from vessels in the harbor and throughout the : iwn was terrific. GERMAN VESSELS SEIZED. HAVANA, Apr. 7.—Immediately after the signing of e declaration of war between Cuba and Germany orders , ere issued for the seizure of all interned German vessels . 1 the internment of their crews. Four large German ships tPe local harbor were taken possession of by the port .P'i.ils, and their crews were confined in detention barracks (Associated Press) BERLIN, Apr. 7.—According to an a'.,, mcoinent made tonight, the i -. ■ r has ordered Chancellor von .lollweg to submit to him certain r,.p . els for the reform of the Prus mi electoral laws, which will be I i . J shortly. These reforms will ,c worked out and put into effect ftcr ilie conclusion of peace. It is 1 i ;ht that this order foreshadows I o the reform of the upper house of the Prussian diet. Ti;.- socialists and liberals in Get many have been agitating the qucs tion of electoral reform since before the outbreak of the European war and during the last few months they have greatly increased their activi ties, and it is thought that the pro posal of the emperor is the direct result of their efforts. REPORT RAIDERS (Associated Press) NEWPORT, R. I., Apr. 7.—It was ; officially reported by the navy de partment to naval officials here that a Teutonic sea raider had been sight ed off Nantucket at 7:40 this morn ing. All shipping was immediately warned not to leave port, and de stroyers were dispatched after the strange craft. SECOND ONE SEEN. NEWPORT NEWS, Apr. 7.—A Ger : man sea raider was reported to have been sighted off the Virginia capes, supposedly waiting for American merchant vessels. All shipping has been warned not to leave port until further notice. The church of Ireland, which was [ the official or established church un 1 til about 1865, has subscribed 1,400, pounds to the new British war loan. Republic of Panama VC ith United States WITHDRAWS RECOGNITION OF; GERMAN CG.vCULS AND WILL DEFEND PANAMA CANAL. (Associated Press) PANAMA, Apr. 7.- The repub lic of Panama tonight aligned herself with the United States and notified the German govern ment that she had withdrawn her recognition of all German con suls assigned to the republic. These will be given passports at once. At the same time President Ramon Valdez, of the republic, issued a proclamation committing Panama unreservedly to the as sistance of the United States in defending the Panama canal. Special officers will tie assigned to the duty of assisting the United States in guarding against any effort of German spies to damage or destroy the canal, and any other assistance that America requires to be given her. GERMANS TAKEN ON TJOORDER (Associated Press) EL PASO, Texas, Apr. 7.—Twelve Germans supposed to be connected with the German secret service were arrested tonight and sent to the stockade at Ft. Bliss. They w-ere seized by the department of justice agents, who have redoubled their ac tivities since tho declaration of a state of wTar. All today secret service agents and representatives, assisted by provost guards from Ft. Bliss, have been searching houses throughout the city that have been under observation for w-eeks. Many persons have been rounded up and are being put through an examination regarding certain alleged activities that have brought them under suspicion. The work of the special agents has hardly begun, and there is lots of excitement in this city over the revelation that, hundreds of men sup posed to be German spies are locat ed here. They are ail being closely watched, and there is no fear of any outbreak. Much of their work has been done in the Mexican quar ter of the city, and it is thought that they have been trying to work up an anti-American feeling in this part of the city. CONSCRIPTION BILL TO BE PASSED SOON (Associated l’ress) WASHINGTON, D. C., Apr. 7.- Tt now seems pro!• able that the war department's bill calling for the trail.;;y of an army of 1,000,000 men, which are tt) be secured by sc lcctive conscription, in accord with the recommendation.-. 01 the army general stall, will he passed by congress at a; early date. Tonight the only outward show of opposition to the plan was the announcement ot Representative An iliony, of Kansas, that he would not support compulsory military service. Secretary of War Newton D. Baker appeared lteton an executive session ol the house committee on military at fairs and made an earnest appeal for the quick passage ot the war department bill. He reviewed the experience oi Kngland in trying to raise a large volunteer army, and showed the advantages of the conscription plan as it ha been applied by other nations. He assured the committei solemnly that it was the judgment of President Wilson, himself, and the entire military arm of the government that the only feasible manner in which 1,000,0)) soldiers could be raised and trained in a year was to apply conscriptioi at the very outset. He explained that only men betweet twenty and thirty years of age who had no responsibility that would detract from their efficiency as soldiers would be drawn for this army. Nor will there be any hiring oi substitutes as was the case when conscription was resorted to in the Civil war, every man being considered liable for service. It was stated after the meeting of the committee, by some of the members, that the committee would bring in an almost unanimous report in favor of the war depart ment bill, and that every facility would be given it to in sure its passage immediately. _ I RHIHOR DUTY (Associated Press) NEW YORK, Apr. 7.—The rail roads of the United States are al ready prepared to begin handling troops and supplies at a moment's notice. It was announced tonight that the war department and the managers of the railroads had com pleted plans for co-operation during the war. The railroads will work in close harmony with the quarter master general’s department. To prevent confusion and needless operating expenses, the roads all over the country will work as a unit handling government work. They will be put under the joint manage-; ment of prominent traffic officials, i who have been appointed by the managers of the various railway cor-1 poratlons. , NO NEW ALASKA (Associated Press) WASHINGTON, 1). C. Apr. 7. There will be no new work author ized or provided for by congress for Alaska fisheries this year. An an nouncement to this effect was made tonight by Deputy Commissioner of Fisheries Moore. He states that, in view of the enormous expenditure of money made necessary by war, and the probabili ty of having to assist the entente allies financially, no new project® will be begun. However, the Seal Island hatcheries and the general fisheries service will be maintained. The Turkish minister of instruction has decided upon the construction of a huge college building to house the University of Constantinople. At present the various faculties are housed in various parts of the eity. MANY TEUTONIC AIRSHIPS ARE TERRIFIC AIR FIGHTING DURING LAST TWO DAYS AND NIGHTS IN NORTHERN FRANCE RE SULTS IN DESTRUCTION OF MANY CRAFT. BRITISH MRCRAl'T III ).\1 BARD HARMANS DROP A TOTAL OF EIGHT TONS OF EXPLOSIVE BOMBS—VIC TORY COSTLY—TWENTY.EIGHT BRITISH CRAFT ARE REPORT ED MISSING. ( A i- an <i Press) LoNlm.Y, Apr 7 The moat ter . lid ■ : r 1.. Id a.: hat has occurred hi tin outbreak of the war is re nted t iniaht by the war office as ar. a i ' e. jn null hern Prance dur m: ; • ■ . dn> s and nights, a id. h aa - a i declared to , i in dr ■ * n id: .an planes t! ; ouud totally de t y one other Teu ed to descend, ! a h: ill d .a. i.e.i to continue the I t T i. n. an balloons were :i. : -h■ il • rapp'd outirftly In d : ■ li. it ii . i alt dropped a t. i. of explosivo ; a, ■ line . cr(a t a , iiie. U i: . : mi .1 ng consider ■ hie liar: V- - It eight ilrit sh ships i. ad t ■. : . urn lo their IppuSed to have : . il il.■ i i.f. ' ll. Id.i- C ' hi ■ .. t hai. been un . . • i he rt treat be. . 1 i oral days ... .a ! i. il.. . .... the Iiritish ... 1 i. i.f raids on i. d: i I.,', over their .n n lie Ii,. ie r wi edit of num nd daring exl of nerve n tin- r rt of the Ilriti h aviators. ... 1 111 I a.: in nil in hand duels ,r. ;. a I'd . Ian ng taken place in . • id., i,:., re-ah .ng in ono ..lain .Ii- i lie I. lar el a.-i mg into the ground from final heights. The C mans are greatly handi rapp.-d by tie upi-riuiity in iium -„ is of 111. ii .ii.-h air fleets on the \.. e ■. i'll l r an, and are unable to I. e Heir rraf- \v ll much effect ,t in. , in ., Hi.-;, dal during the early days of tin war. DISCOVERED IN NICK OF TIME (Associated Press) SEATTLE. Apr. 7. An attempt ,vns made to d* troy the United •States cruiser Cincinnati tit Shanghai on the night of March 16, according to E. L. McAdani, who has just ar rived here from a trip to the Orient. Mr. Mr Adam was in Shanghai at the time of the attempt, and says that there is no doubt that it was the result of a deep laid plot by i he crew of an interned German vessel in the Vang Tse Poo river. This : hip. which was anchored well up in the river, on the night in ques tion swung down front her mooring place until near the cruiser Cincin nati, which was anchored in tho harbor. The following morning the Chinese government seized all the interned German ships, and the boat i hat had moved near the United States warship was found to be loaded with high power explosives, which had evidently been smuggled aboard. These were all ready for touching off, the fust's being laid, and it was plainly evident that the intention was to blow up the cruiser. There were enough of the explo sives on tho boat to have blown the American ship entirely out of the water. Following the discovery of the plot, all the German naval r* i servisU were placed in confinement.