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THE ALASKA GITIZEN
\ ()1 \ III_1 •.\ 1 KHANKS, ALASKA, Mo. PAN MOUNINC., AlT.l'ST 27. LM7 NO, 27 ROME ANNOUNCES SWEEPING VICTORY ASKS FOR SOLDIERS PRESIDENT WILSON APPOINTS WAR LIBRARY COUNCIL TO SUPPLY FIGHTERS IN CAMP AND AT THE FRONT WITH READING MATERIAL 1M A NS T( > R USH Mil.I It )N I >01.1 A R’S PATRIOTIC PEOPLE OF THECOUN TRY WILL BE CALLED UPON TO DONATE FUNDS FOR THIS CAUSE IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE \ , . . ..,1 rIt .•>■>* WASHINGTON 11 1 A i nj I ’: <’ - uH• 11• Wilson oday appointed a library war count-11 to assist the Am erican library association to raise a million dollars to provide books, niagazim s and periodicals for tic soldier ;n camps and cantonment' as w.li a, at the fighting front in l'r.tnc. Frame Vanderlip, president -h, National City Bank of New Yolk, w,.- appointed chairman of the new library war < otincii This commuter is instructed to at ninai io! a nation-wide campaign to raise the million dollars needed in the work Patriotic citizens will he called upon to donate funds for tin cause. Thai Uncle Srtm is determined that the American soldier shall receive plenty of leading mattei is shown by the fact that the postal depart ment has made special provisions for the dis:: ibution of magazines to the boy e at the front. CAR TRAFFIC IS TIED UP BY COAL SHORTAGE (Associated 1’iess) N'l.W YORK. Aug. 2?. On account of a temporan coal shortage, the Manhattan traction system was complete ly tied up this afternoon be •cause of lack of fuel to ope rate the power station. The suspension of traffic caused much annoyance and incon venience to the millions ot the city. Traction officials tonight declare that the coal shortage was due to freight congestion on account of the moving of troop and war supplies. The officials declare that the gov eminent was responsible in that the government has di reel control of the distrilni tion and moving of freight. NEW BISHOP j -- (Special to The Citizen) DAWSON Y T.. Aug. 20. Rt. R. \ IR. .1 Crimont, recently consecrated 1 as a bishop of the Roman Catholic ■ church and whose jurisdiction in tha! capacity includes all of Alaska and Yukon Territory, is due to reach J here tomorrow on the steamer Sel j kirk, which left Whitehorse last i night. It is also stated that lie ex pects to make the trip througli to Fairbanks after remaining here for j a short time. COURT IS OVER (Special lu The Citizen) Kl'BY. Any. 25 Judge Charles K. Ijunnell announced from the bench this afternoon that the session ot court now being held here will be adjourned on Monday. Practically all criminal matters have been disposed of, and nearly all civil matters which were to come before the session, considered. The court party plans to leave for Fail-banks about the middle of the week on the steamer Sarah. At torneys Berov Tozier, Guy B. Erwin and Fernand de Journal, as well as it few others, plan to leave on a laun h tomorrow morning to catch the Tanana at Tanana for Fairbanks Mr. nd Mrs. Dan Callahan and Wil Mr. and Mrs. Dan Callahan and Wil liam Campbell left today on a launch RUBY COURT ADJOURNS. Deputy Clerk of Court Frank B. Hall has received a wire from Clerk of Court Clark stating that the term , of court tit Ruby will R adjourned |ou Monday. It is therefore expected that tlte members of the court party will start for home shortly aft>-r th * date. (Special to The tV.i/.cii) DAWSON, V. T„ Aug 25. lnfor mation received here today from Whitehorse is to the effect thai the steamer Selkirk sail'd from that port last night for Dawson with a small quantity of freight, two sacks of mail and a few passengers for Fairbanks. Her Fairbanks freight consists of six tons of general mer chandise and ten cattle. She has 125 tons of freight and two horses for Nenana. Her through passengers for Fairbanks are Mrs. George Hutchin son, Mrs. Be-nice Beldon and John Munz. Bishop Crimont is also a pas sengers. but he will stop here be fore proceeding to Fairbanks. SUBSCRIBE FOR THE CITIZEN GOVERNMENT TO BUILD THREE BIG SHIP YARDS (Associated Press) WASHl.W. TON. D. (A. Aug. 25 Contract-- tor the construction ot three government owned shipyards and the construction there of a great lleet ot steel vessels, will be let next week In the l S emergency lleet corporation. Some idl*a of the magnitude of the undertaking is shown by the statement that the total cost ot the three yards alone is estimated at about Sord-HiX ),(.X)(). Work is to be started j on the big plants tit once, othcials oi the lleet corporation declare. The yards will be Used for the construction ot a great fleet of -teel merchant ship-, probabh on standardized plan-. The plants will be completely equipped for the rolling and shaping oi the -teel plate needed in the construction ot the ships. Delay in the progress oi construction work in some oi 1 the private yards led the government to decide to estab lish these great yards. 1 (Associated i’rcss) l.OXDOX, Aug. 25.- A dispatch received from Mos cow by the British war office tonight declares that General Kornilolf, commander-in-chief of the Russian armies, on Thursday demanded that the whole Russian nation be placed : under military law. This demand was made before the cabi net meeting ol the republic, and because of the prospects ol a general strike, it is believed that the cabinet will agree to the plan. General Kornilolf declared that the militarization of the republic is all that can stive Russia from disorder and utter ruin at this critical time, lie said that martial law is the only means that can hold the factions of the govern ment together to wage a successtul war both in the trench es and in the war industries. He declared that every other means has proven truit less and that militan law must be invoked as a last resort. , The industrial situation is one of the utmost gravity. Work ers in munition plants, arsenals and factories where war supplies o! till kinds are being manufactured, are preparing to begin a strike which will bring war plans to a standstill. GIVEN RULING ON EXEMPTIONS (Associated I * r« ss) w Asm xgtox, I). c„ Aug. 25.—1 'rovost (ieneral Crowder tonight issued sup plemental instructions to the draft boards of the country, interpreting the regulations governing the exemptions from military duty on the grounds ot dependents. The instructions issued to night do not change the regu lations, but caution the dis trict boards to carefully re view all cases where exemp tions were denied in order to make sure that the applica tion ol the law is uniform. This action is taken by the provost general in order to prevent am injustices being done to those whose exemp tion claims have been denied. He is anxious that the regu lations be enforced uniform lv in every case. WELL KNOWN WOMAN DIES (Special to The Citiz n) RUBY. Aug. 25.—Mrs. Jerry Ford, formerly ol Hot Springs, is dead here as ihe result of an attack of paralysis. Site was widely known, having pioneered in many camps in the north. The remains, it is under stood, are to be interred here. FLAMES TRAP FIRE FIGHTERS Nl R MISSOULA THREE HUNDREl MEN ARE HEM MED IN AND CUT OFF FROM THEIR SUPPLY BASE ON THE LOLO FORK, NEAR MISSOULA. MONTANA, ONE MAN SAID TO HAVE PERISHED RESCUERS BRING IN ONE VIC TIM AND REPORT THAT ONE OTHER DIED AFTER BEING BLINDED BY SMOKE WHILE FIGHTING FIRES. (Associated Press) MISSOULA, Mont., Aug. 25.—Grate fears are felt lor the safety of three hundred fire fighters who were cut off from their supply base on Lolo Eork, about fifteen miles southwest of here, by the fire last night. Alarm mg rumor.' are current, one man was brought into Mis soula tonight suffering from severe burns. His rescuers declare that at least one of the hemmed in fire lighter' perished from burns after be ing blinded by the smoke. Rescue parties are starting for the scene of the fire in an effort to cut a»uath through the conflagration and enable the three hundred men to es cape from their perilous pre dicament. WHEAT PRICE IS FIXED BY FOOD EXPERTS (Associated Press) WASHINGTON. L>. C.. The national food adminis tration board today denied the report that Food .Admin istrator Herbert C. Hoover is attempting to intluence the fixing of wheat prices by the commission appointed to de cide upon tlie regulated price l of wheat. The commission today an nounced that it has placed a price of $1.6.1 a bushel on 1917 wheat. This figure must be accepted by grow ! ers, and any increase in this price will result in trouble with the food administration board. HOOVER DHAIRS 11 CHICAGO, Aug. 25. Herbert C. Hoover, national i food administrator, who is here to investigate the coun try’s meat supply, issued a | statement tonight denving the report that the tood ad I ministration expects to fix the prices on beef and pork products. He declared that there is no foundation for the rumor. Baseball Results AMERICAN LEAGUE. At Cleveland—New York 3. Cleve land 0. i At Detroit—Detroit -1, Philadelphia | 2. At Chicago—Chicago 4, Washing ton 1. At St. Louis- -Boston 3, St. Louift O NATIONAL LEAGUE. At Philadelphia—Philadelphia 4-3. Cincinnati 3-1. At Boston—Boston 2, Pittsburg 0. At New York -New York 6-2. Chi cago 1-1. At Brooklyn—Brooklyn 12 4 St. Louis 0 0. I AUSTRIAN ARMY IN ROUT ON ISONZO FRONT, CLAIM OF ITALIAN WAR JFFICE (Associated Press) ROMP, Aug. 25.—All Italy is in jubilation am. : ing tonight over the news that the armies oi diene: ai (a dorna have broken the Austrian lines on the Pon/.o iuc and are marching to complete victory. flic enemy ; to have been completely routed, and is not making .1 position to the advancing Italians. Through the gap in the lines the flower ol it.uy' ma;. hood is sweeping down the Isonzo valley toward t e A trian seaport of Trieste, the capture 01 whirl 1 > almost hourly. The official announcement oi the war office .mmn.m this tremendous victory was short and lacuna It wiii pro! ably become a masterpiece of war-time brevity, rani,it..; ... Ctesar’s “\‘eni, vedi \ ici." The bulletin read: a . > • “Italian troops on the Isonzo sector are marchiue. n> plete victory.” This news created the wildest excitement it every > ; and village in Italy. The statement is take: that the Italian offensive, which began with m 1. d victories, has developed into a rout of the A : tin: Recent stories 01 demoralized conditions monarchy lead to a belief that the Italian victory decisive blow that will eliminate Austria as a mi.;' MYSTPRY OX PA ST PR X RROX'I UNT )ATPD.--The situation alone tin obscure today. At the last report C.ermany v., started an offensive toward Riga several dav a-, then, both Berlin and I’etrograd have been rations there. (Associated Press) MISSOULA, Mont., Aug. 25. Three 111<• are engaged in lighting forest tires in western la: a alone, and this is costing the federal government Sir ; daily, according to a statement of federal fore tr_\ oi : ■ here tonight. For several days a fire oi great extent ha- heei: ■ . ing over the heavily timbered section of western M-nun. ; Three thousand men have been pressed into service in L fire the conflagration and to obstruct its onward wvcep. These men are working night and day. enduring nano ban! ships and sufferings. The reports from the fire district received hen ; declare that the fires are still raging and that the arn fire fighters has been unable to check it' advance in appreciable extent. MESS HOUSE WRECKED; TWO SOLDIERS DIE (Associated Press) l-'ORT SILL, Okla., Aug. 25.—Two privates of the Missouri field artillery were killed and four were injured today when a mess hall was wrecked by an exploding shrapnel. The shrapnel shell was halt buried under the mess hall, and it is believed that the heat from the cooking lire caused the explosion. 1 he mess hah was com pletely wrecked. The explo sion stunned practically all ol the militiamen who were at their dinner. Two of the men just over1 the bursting shell were mor tally wounded, dying a few seconds after. Four other men were injured hv the liv ing shrapnel. DAUGHTER FOR REAPS. Yesterday afternoon at St. Joseph's hospital a baby daughter arrived to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Reap. Mother and daughter are doing nicely, according to Or. J. A. Sutherland, who was in at tendance. Charles Yager is a recent arrival in town from Pedro creek : Associ; ! .Ml I ' SPOKAX 1'!. \ up. Jr Sheriff Reid, ui Spokane county, who has cliarpe oi the jail where James Rowan j and other Industrial Work ers oi the World leaders are in custody, received a Black Hand card today warninp him that his head will he blown oil it he refuses to release the prisoners. L he card was delivered through the regular mail channels and was posted somewhere in this city. it bore no signature and the writing was evidently dis guised as much as possible. Rowan is the .secretary ot the I. \Y. W’.’s here and con ducted the recent unsuccess fill attempt to bring about an 1. \Y. W. strike in the In land Empire. Because ot hi" threats of violence,and dr struction to property and hi attempts to incite disorder, he was placed under arrest bv the authorities. Mr. Goodleigh- t was surprised 10 see you in a helplessly intoxicated condition last evening. Tipples I was surprised myself. I thought I could stand a lot more A CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION FROM THE LONE STAR STATE A...<S WAR SECRETARY TO THE COLORED SOL DIERS FROM HOUSTON. K \R < R'TIIRK \K RACK \\ XRI-ARE M M ITTEE DECLARES THAT r ROUBL E IS BOUND TO OC CUR IF THE NEGROES ARE >T SENT OUT OF THE STATE OF TEXAS in lati’il I a i s«) A HI'.i l l't ).N I) i Aug 26. ii ul the fatal clash of ..ati ami negro troops 1 a i ' e w ‘In.- ago. thr nial delegation of Texas to s. a : a of \V» r ‘ii I' ik- ■ . ml ■ equestod him to . * '• r '.i■ s t« t e including those a.itioiuil army tin- colored troopers that enaag- d :n the riot. Tie >n : onal delegation in lorin-d 111 ♦ ■ secretary that, as a re the la-h. fueling against •ild : is running high a ii I : . turt In i and prob M' i*i*.»*■ • ■ •ram- trouble will occur • tin- Mack troopers ar* allowed to . a; In in tin* state. 1 »a! nfornu i them . • i’ii• • of • h* L’ it h col ■ tio-ned near Hous ed WoO hav- ali'*ad> been or f'olumbus. New still remains many •P-1: n oi her parts of flc ■ a • • . 1 the war secretary ;1 • 11. I • • k* tic proposition of ii- ■ In m and' r onsideration. \i experiment • a n ' 11■ Andt . sen building on e in display of si : ab/.ed ink ;s u be seen. Col • : • d A in all par: - oi the world 441 «dneist.s and mineralogists, it b n brought here with tin* idea - In • v. .nr what class of ruck cer •; ;:i kind- ■<: minerals ma> he found \.! ’idd i hei • ti • something hundred >umph s each being* silly labeled in regard to the md lrom . in ■ * < inn Included in tile lot i number of sample- of Alaska ores. .! din A Uavm, the superintendent i ’.lie is: n. says that the samples • j.? • . nt !>p« of on already known re ... which, tlie formation of the ■ .• mati> indicates, may eventually be located. Each sample carries min eral’ ni i more or less economic: dll', tin discovery o! any consid :ai)le liody el whieli would undoubt M> be 11i< foundation of a new in dustry in the territory. t'i a. i ieally all corners of the earth : i represented in the display , as ituples eonie from everywhere T' \ aia- ! ■ no means representa of the a pis of ores found in \ ei Id. hut are houghi to be aiph id' ore which have either -ady been found lie e or which. : he prospecting in the ye un te.ielo il tretelp s of the country will . \ .111 ually reveal. COMING NORTH. Reports received in Fairbanks rom Seattle are to the effect that niiml.et of passengers left there . rday for Interior points Wil lian K T vlor. the Kantishna mining man. is a passenger for Fairbanks: Mrs. It. I. Southworth and daughter Margarc are passengers for Nenana; Mrs. E. 11. Howe for Hoi Springs, and Hide Preney ami Edith I.HRelle for Ruby.