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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.

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