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THE ALASKA GITIZEN
. M u, j _1 ■'MUK.WkS. ALASKA, MUX 1 ).\ N MORN I NT., AlV.l'ST 3). l'M7. NO. 20 LIFE SENTENCE PRISONER GAINS FREEDOM WITH FIVE OTHERS IN BIG JAIL BREAK l Associated Press) SPA I 11.1 , Aug. IS. Six prisoner.', one ol them un • ei .t life '.entetice, made a sensational escape Irmn the Kmg , r;:u\ ail this afternoon when Picorge Smith, one oi their, :.uml>’er. held up I >eput> Sheriff Allan Stark at the point, i.i a re\o!ver and compelled the officer to 11 ee all Ol tl < i prisoners. \ fter Stark had turned in the alarm, members ot the, - ’I riit ' force and the police department began a man limit. | . i:I; ilu result that two ol the escaped prisoner' were cap , ired ami brought back to the jail Seattle is being scoured 1 aught for the tour other prisoners, who are 'till at large ! The util break had all the ear marks of a caret till} ■ planned affair, and Smith i- thought to have had accomplic !■' out'i«le of the jail who furnished the revolver .and doubt j " a hiding place lor the e-caped pri'otier'. _j LAST GAME OF BASEBALL SERIES BETWEEN BROOKS AND FAIRBANKS TODAY «: .*inoon a; 1-X position park the last game «'i the Brooks Fair hank- -'Tie- will he played, start ,nu .»: - :;■» • « lo( k -harp Tin- game • \p«-' led in he a good one, as t;rooks ha- conscripted at least two Faii haiik- aild om* Neliaila player, theri-h> matt-nallj strengthening its Fu.-.ip i ini having no effect what • .. . m tin- lineup that th* Fairbanks . .iiii w>i ild ordinaril\ pre>**n« Foil *j!i♦ ml\ in*- Fairbanks boys will en he .Mine with tin- *-xpeciation ot winning it as th* y did the first wo rout e-i -. although the gold dig . > ar» also eonfnient of coming out winners. The a’tendance at the first two gam. - wa- V'-i \ pool, but it i- lioped that the fans will turn out well this afternoon Tin- tact of tin* matter i- i ha' lie members of the local team, at'iei agreeing to pa> the ex IM-n-e- of the Brooks bunch, will have to go down into their pockets UlllesS tin spoil lnl-l'i\e> IllUfll tint rtf -upport Ilian lias been tin case in tin* past Tim bo) s do not wisb a dollar lor llmmselv ns, according to Manager Ib-n Sherman: all the) ib sirn is to inakn expenses, being will inu to donate llieir eitorts lor lot' oi the game itselt A- announced last night b\ t'.ili tains Kenned) and 'b»nl, ot 'hi Brooks and Fairbanks team- re ..pel't i V el \ , the lillellp lo' •(till) Kaun- "ill In approxiiliiilel) as fnl low S : BROOKS Smith, c: Stanford, p: . K'-ller. lb H en r) t.N'eiiana), -b. Moore, Bb, Fred Fauli, - . Stillman. U: Kennedy, cl': ''orvell rf; Al Fauli Keen. Case. F.an and lib bett-, utility FAIRBANKS Myers, e; Mattson, p; Knoll, lb: Wood, -b: \ action, kb. Woody, ss; Fowler. Bidwell. Roy Mattson and Stroeckei utility and field. SPOKANE IS PREPARING FOR WORST STRIKE IN HER HISTORY (Associated Press) SI’OKAXH, Aug. IS.— Spokane H tonight preparing to go through the throe' ot the worst 'trike in her histoi\. industrial Workers of the World have decided to call out all employees of manufacturing and industrial plants ol the: fits next Monday morning and tie up till activities in the . dtv, unless the demands ol the organization are met by the employers and business interests ot the city. I’p to tonight there was no indication ol a possible I agreement between the two opposing sides. Operatives of the l'. S. department ol justice are here , in an effort to promptly put down am attempt on the part j of the 1. W . W'.'s to incite the strikers to lawless acts. Officers of the Industrial Workers ol the World dc dared tonight at headquarters that funds are pouring in j from all parts of the country to aid the strikers in their j light for their demands. STATE PICKS CHIEF WITNESS IN EAST ST. LOUIS RIOT TRIAL (Associated Press) Bl\l.U\VlU.li, 111., Aug. IS.- A> the result ol the] grand jure investigation of the h.ast St. l.ouis race riots ol j |ul\ first, S. I.. Shulz today pleaded guilty and was given | ;i sentence of five years’ imprisonment. Schulz, is one oi j ihe hundred or more persons indicted by the grand jury in! session here for crimes ranging from murder and sedition tu rioting and disorderly conduct, as the result ol the h.ast I St. l.ouis race war. The light sentence imposed upon Schulz has led to an impression that he will be used as a chiet witness lor the prosecution. i ALASKA HERE FROM DAWSON With a few passengers and a large rpiant it > of freight tor Fairbanks hipp*■ t - f it* steamer \laska r* -ached port this morning about -:3d o'clock from I in\vson Most of the freight was unloaded front th* boat at t’hena Th* following names were .»n th*- ar living jMsseng*-rs li*t II t la ltd** K*llv. Mi> l( ‘lamb K*'ltv, It S McDonald, t F Town send. Wells Marshall, C. S Fdd>. Miss F H. Willson, Mrs. M F. Perry. I. F Fisher, W 'I'. White .Mrs. W IT. .Vhite, Mrs. F R Urury. Pro! tieorgeson, Mr F. C Stevens, Mrs Arthui MtFovvn, Mrs. C F R« rain! H (; \bercronihie. H <1 Fills Some very promising prospects aft reported t«» hav*- been uncovered on file benches »»t Nugget, Peters alld Cache creek*, ill the Cache creek dis met Much mu development i*» planned in that section ’his ..t-t»n ; »nd the opeiator* look fot t record 4 season Submarines Now Wearing Disguise GERMAN u boats are being DECKED OUT LIKE INNOCENT SAILING VESSELS I A -oeiait'll I list \N \TI.AVHr I i >1J T. \ug is Win num tli.ii German •'ill* : i • - in- opera ting in the At ;.t:ii a diBguist .1 a- sailing ships was brought to this port today by ,i tank steamer whirh has just suect ssfully passed through h. submarine zone. The £t>ani i ! captain report- that while it sea lie ret eh ed a w ireless w i rn mu thai r boats ate lying in wait in steamship lanes disguised as sailing vessels. In this apparently innorent guise i he I lio i' emit'! - ii s intended viei iins to approac h w ithin lor pi-do or gun fire range. The identity of tin ship that cave thi- warning to the tanker is not learned, but it probably eame from allied patrol vessels in tin danger zone. AVIATORS OF ENTENTE JUST MISS WILHELM (A--IM I •led I’llm) ft il’KN HAiiKN \ng. I' Kais.-r Wilhelm had a narrow escape from the fale he has visited upon women and children <>i Knghsh open towns recently when f'rench ;ind ilritish aviators bonibard*-d tie' Herman pori .11 Hamburg A travelei who recent I) arrived here from Herman.' is an ihorit> for tin- slot;- He declares that tile entente a-inters did eon siderable damage Herman ship ping tied uji in the harbor of Ham burg and that wharves and buildings were wrecked. The kaiser and his staff were visit ing Hamburg on an inspection trip when tie- bombardment was started, and III- Highness was hastened to a place of safety out ol the zone of the bombardment, some ol the bombs narrowly missing the royal part'. I Hoover Launches War On Luxuries FOOD ADMINSTRATOR SAYS THAT THE WORLD'S FOOD SHORT AGE IS VERY GRAVE (A .Delated r-irss) U XSHINHTON. I) l'. Aug IK Declaring that the I'nited State- and her allies face a de licit oi trtn.noti.imo bushels of wheat this year, Herbert t' Hoo ver. the new national food ad ministrator. tonight issued a stir ring appeal to the American peo pie to eliminate alt waste and luxuries The new food administrator, in ius statement, outlines many ways iti which the average Am erica!! family can eliminate waste and help P-ed tile allies lie declares that by America follow ing his ip w plan of economics is the only way to prevent a seri ous worldwide shortage of wheat this year. DRUM FIRE PRESAGES ANOTHER MIGHTY BEOW k A iif iiiit*«l Pm ssl l.OXhOX. Aug. IS.- The [•Tench armies again deliver ed a smashing blow today, ad vancing their lines tor a con siderable gain in lielgium. according to the summar\ ol thi.- Associated 1’ress. The statement declares that the ITench. among other ob jectives, captured a strong Cierman support east ol the Stenbeke ri\er, lollouing up their brilliant advance ot yes terday. The armies ol the republic are continuing to press the foe. .and the ol fensiye appears to be increas ing in intensity. The Associated Press has received reports I font HniTh field headquarters in north ern h'rance to the etlect that the Cierinaiis spent the dav in violent and determined coun ter attack' against Canadian troops in the region ot the coal cits of l.Ciis in an at tempt to retake positions lost’ a few davs ago when the co lonials brilliantly carried the last defenses ot the (‘its and occupied a portion ot the cits' itself. The British official statement declares that till ot the counter-attack' were re pulsed ssith heasy losses to the attacking toe. The Britisli forces in Clan, ders are busy organizing and consolidating the terrain cap Hired in Thursday’' dris c,» and meanwhile the artillerv bombardment is assuming the proportions ot a drum tire over several miles ot trout, presaging another vicious blow bv General HaigN men. IT GUT IN' ROl'M AN IA I'KTROGRAD, Aug. IS. - The official statement ot the war office tonight reports that with the exception ot that portion of Roumania still held in the Roumanian and Ru> sian forces, comparative quiet reigns in the eastern theatre of war today. In Roumania spirited infantry actions and artillerv bombardments were in progress today, with no de cisive outcome at the time the dispatch was liled. BRITISH TO BAR GERMANS FROM VESSELS (A printed UiNiiuN. Atm is Prnstir a tier th< war measures as retaliation lot tht* German submarine war. were proposed hen- today in a contention of M-ameit ot both entente anil ie n tral countries. The meeting, by ;i majority toie, proposed that 'ie, man seamen be forever barred tmni sailing on Iiritish ships. The convention, besides being made up largely ot Iiritish seamen, was attended by delegates from a number of allied and neutinl na tions. MANY HURT IN LAUNCH WRECK (Assoi i;it re. I’m - :0 ST. LOT IS. Aug. is A launch be longing to tin* Mexican government anil attached to the d'-xn-an con sulate here exploded "it the Missis- , ipi river this attern sai. and as tt result sixteen men wi ' ilij irt-tl. So far its can he ascertained, none 'if the injured men were fatailv hurt. The cause of flit accident has not hi i n explained The boilers explod ed vvitlt terrifir force, completely -.v i eking tin- launch and thtovv ing ihe occupants into the water They were quickly picket! up bv other boats near at hand. The accident happened in a congested quarter of the St. Louis waterfront Tellttride ore was ten-nth discov ered in tht Mabel mine in the Wil low creek section, near Miehotage. Tit* vein was found on tin hanging wall anti runs from ai to I 1 inches in width The ore nssav s an aver age value of fll.TKii p* i ton with .otio as-ays is high a- ».*.n.taMi per ton The of is b.-ing sacked and will be -flipped to the Tacoma sind ter. ASKS FEDERAL AID TO SETTLE LUMBER STRIKE (Associated Press) ol.VMPIA, Wash.. Vug. IS. Mak ing good his threat to appeal for federal intervention, tiovernor Mr nest Lister tonight telegraphed Presi dent Wilson urging that he at once cause a federal investigation of la bor conditions in the northwest. >■ pociallj as it affects the lumber and shingle industry. This action of the governor fol lowed his proclamation of a few days ago urging the owners of lum ber mills in the northwest to grant the eight-hour day demands of tie workingmen. The governor urged this course ;ts an act of patriotism and as a means of filling large lum her contracts for the government in time. The mill owners refused to accept the proposition and stated that the.' : have mobilized 5,000 non-union men lo turn" out the government orders. They declared they will not consent to an eight-hour plan unless tins schedule or working hours is made national in scope. WAR BUDGET IS PR PARED _ (Associated Press) WASHINGTON. I > <’. Aug. IS. A new war budget bill, authorizing an issue of bond certificates totalling more than eleven billion dollars, "ill soon be submitted to congress ac cording to an announcement made i .night h> me'-oers of President Wilson’s cabin The proposed budget "ill embed' reconimendatnms of Secrelarv of the Treasury W G. MeAdoo. who has estimated that the sunt of eleven billion dollars will be needed for carrying on the war Mi~ K G Sic\.ii' arrived home lust night from a business trip to Itnb'. PEACE LEAGUE WANTS WAR TO GO THE LIMIT (Associated Press') NEW YORK. Altg. IX. The League to Enforce Peace, made up ot some of the most prominent men of the country, is the first unollicial orga nization ot the land to take a stand against the accepting of Pope Bene dict’s peace plan. The executive committee of the league today adopted a set of reso lutions declaring that the league ; feels that Prussian militarism must ; be abolished at any cost, and that no compromise peace plan should be accepted by America. The draft of the resolutions was telegraphed ! to President Wilson tonight. TWEN -FIVE DIE IN BLAST < Assortaled Tiess) MONTREAL. Aug. 18 Between! seventeen and twenty live dead is > the estimated loss of life in the ex- | plosion in the Curtis <v- Harvey pow- j der plant at the town of Rigaun, j Quebec, this morning. Scores of | others were injured. The plant was j one of the largest engaged in the i manufacture of munitions in eastern | Canada, and gave employment to; about 1,000 men. l.a'e tonight, repot s from the se-:', of the aecuUn' estimated the dead at not more than 25 people, which is much less ‘.hall the figurt s given out earlier In Cie day Prof. C C Georgeson, who is in charge of all of the agricultural ex periment stations of the government in Alaska, arrived here last night on the incoming boat. He was ac couipanied by W P White and wife, who will soon assume charge of the station her* in place <>t Mr and Mrs J W Seal, who ar>- shortl' to leave for the Outside NATION’S SPY HUNT IS PUSHED WITH VIGOR; FOUR AUSTRIANS ARE ARRESTED (Associated Press) PARP.DO. X. M., Aug IS. That the luited Suites government is determined to pursue the hunt for alien eue mies and spies in this country is indiraled In the fact that four Austrians, said to he officer- in the army ot the dual monarchy, were placed under arrest here today by opera lives from the I'. S. department ol justice. Chough lederal otiieers are secretive on the inlorma lion against the lour men. it is know n that the gox eminent has proof that they were accomplice-; of Captain Irxitig Schneider, an officer of the German imperial naxy. who was arrested in San Pranei<eo a lexx lax - ago on a charge ol being a German spy. Schneider is said to haxe had incriminating map- and papers in his possession when arre-ted, and later divulged the mimes (Ji hi- four accomplice- who, he declared, are officers of the Austrian army. The suspects were traced to l.arcdo, where thex were placed under arrest hx government autliorilie GRAND DUKE MICHAEL OF RUSSIA UNWILLING TO GO INTO EXILE IN ENGLAND (Associated Press) PKTKOGRAD, Aug. IS. Grand Duke Michael, broth cr of Nicholas Romanoff, the deposed czar of all the Rus sia,s has rejected the proposal of the provisional govern ment that he go to b'.nglaml to live as an exile. The Bourse Gazette is authority for this statement. That paper declares that certain high government olh cials have expressed uneasiness over the presence of this scion of royalty in the country, fearing that, because of his popularity with the Russian people, he ma\ make an at tempt to regain the czar’s throne. W hen Nicholas Romatiofi abdicated as czar ol all the Russias, he stepped down in tavor ol his younger brother, the Grand Duke Michael. This did not meet with the ap proval ol the people, and he was not permitted to assume the throne because ol the desire ol the populace to establish a republic. Grand Duke Michael has alwa\ been popular with the people ol Russia, despite his royal blood. Following tt mar riage outside the prescribed royal circle and his radical views on government, he was sent to b.ngland as an exile, returning soon after the world war began. FORMATION OF MONOPOLIES TO HANDLE EXPORT TRADE PLANNED (Associated Press) WASHINGTON. L>. C., Aug. IS. The Weld, export bill, permitting the combination oi big business concerns to engage in foreign trade, was reported to the I'nited States senate today. The bill originated in the house, where the measure was favorably voted upon recently. The bill is designed to enable American manufacturers to compete with other nations in foreign trade fields. Other countries not only allow companies to combine to be in a better position to handle overseas trade, but also gives these concerns their moral backing and support. The new law will make the regulations against trusts and monopo lies as it effects domestic trade inoperative in Ioreign trade fields. This will make it possible for American companies to combine to reduce the selling and transportation costs and to handle large credits for their customers. COURSE OF NENANA RIVER IS BEING CHANGED BY ENGINEERS (Special 10 Tin* Citizen) N ION AN A, Aug lx. Ill a special interview tonight with the Xenana representative of the The Daily Al- l a ska Citizen, Commissioner Thomas ltiggs, Jr., gave out the information that, it the present gooit weather keeps 41 p for two weeks longer, l he course of the Xenana river will be completely changed hv diverting tile waters of the stream into ail old course, thus forever obviating all pus sibility that the stream will ever again endanger the railroad grade in the vicinity of Twenty-mile as it has been doing for the past three week.'. lCngiitecrs are now working on the project with great hopes ol effecting tlie change in the course ol the river, as the drop in the grade at. tile point where the rivet will he turned will be sufficient to carry away a greater amount Of wa ter than the flow which has recently been causing so much damage. Mr. Kiggs therefore expresses high hopes that the venture will he a success and that the permanence of the rail road grade, as far as washouts and floods are concerned, will thus be assured. MURDOCK ON TRADE BOARD (Associated Press) WASHINGTON. I> C. \uk l1* President Wilson's nomination of Vie tor Murdock of Kansas as a membet of the federal trade commission was rc|a>rted u|a>n favorabh b> the judi ciary cnininitt» • • of the senate late this at'ti moon, and a vote to con 11 rin the President’s appointment will probably be taken tomorrow Portlier Congressman Victor Mui dock, one of the leaders of the Pro 1 gressiv* party was a few days ago nominated < member of the federal trade commission by President \N d >.»n r<» till the vacancy caused by the death of Will H Parrv of Seattle.