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THE ALASKA GITIZEN
« VOl VIII. _1 MRBANKS. \1 \SK \, MONDXN MORN1 NO. SKl’TKM BKR 10, 1'B7. _\() _>«< SLAVS STOP TEUTON ADVANCE AT RIGA I FATAL GUN BATTLES ARE FOUGHT W I I. W. W/S IN MINN )TA GRAIN FIELDS (Associated 1 ress) Gl.F.NCOF, Minn., Sept. S. As the result ol cl torts i,i industrial Workers ol the World to -tir up -trikes and retard harvest.- in the agricultural districts ot Minnesota, a deadly gun tight took place near here today A- a result of the battle, two men are dead and tour others seriously injured. The fight occurred when men believed to he mem bers of the Industrial Workers ot the World attempted to hold up and intimidate harvest hands. One of the two dead men is a tarm worker who was engaged in harvesting; the other i- an unidentitied mem her of the Industrial Workers ol the World. 1 hrei ol the wounded men are members ol the Industrial Worker- ol tiu World and were taken to Olivia, where they are held a- prisoner-. The fourth man injured was a harvest hand FATAL FIGHT'OX TRAIN BIRL) IS I .AN!). Minn., Sept. S. Conductor R I Musa and a passenger named b.d X'emis Condit were -lain aid three alleged members of the Industrial Worker- ol the World were injured in a pistol battle on a train west of the town of Glencoe this afternoon. The wounded met laid on their person- papers showing them to he member of the Industrial Worker- of the World or interested in the movement. They have been lodged in the jail here and ata being questioned for a statement ol the at lair. MAYOR OF EAST ST. LOUIS (Associated Press) BK1.I.KY1I.1.K, 111., Sept. 8.—The grand jury in ses sion here today returned indictments against Mayor Moll man and tliirtv-ninc others for complicity in the race riots in least St. Louis on July first. The charge against the mayor w that of malfeasance in office in connection with the rioting. Lvidence was presented to the grand jury to the effect that the mayor of the St. Louis suburb aided the rioters and refused to take action to prevent the wholesale lynching and murder of negroes on that day of terror. The thirty-nine others indicted today are charged with crimes ranging from murder and arson to disorderly con duct and disturbing the peace. The cases will be tried in the district courts of .Missouri. MANY PRISONERS AT VERDUN (.Associated Press) PARIS, Sept. 8.—An official communication by the french war office today records another brilliant gain lor the armies of the republic in the Verdun sector. The state ment declares that the French forces today made notable ad unices on the right bank of the river Meuse and occupied important positions which had been stubbornly held by the enemy. As the result of the day’s offensive, more than five hundred Teutons were captured. This is the third big gain made by the French within the past two weeks in the new battle of Verdun, in which the French hold the offensive initiative. The Germans haw been driven from positions in a few days that it took them months of bloody sacrifice to capture. STAMPEDE OF HORSES KILLS ARMY TROOPER (Associated Piwhs) FORT SIFF, Okla., Sept. 8.—One soldier was killed and eleven were injured, two perhaps tatally. when sixty cavalry horses stampeded, frightened by the fire ol big guns. The cavalry field batter) went into action for practice this afternoon. When the big guns began to speak, some of the horses that had never been under fire before became frightened and stampeded the rest of the animals. The terrorized horses charged through the battery, one sol dier being trampled to death, dying almost instantly. Elev en others were badly hurt. Reports from the camp hos pital tonight are to the effect that two of the men are not expected to survive. ( \. 8ociat^(l l’i«> WASHINGTON. D. C.. Sept. 8.—The hoard ol direct , ors of the new national food administration today issued a statement making it clear that the government’s fixed price of 82.20 a bushel for fall northern wheat, fixed by President Wilson, will be maintained in spite of isolat ed protests which have been received by the food adminis tration. All of the protests thus far have been made bv farmers^ and farming associations. Food administration officials declare that virtuallv the only important protest came from | North Dakota, where the crop is unusually poor this j year and where the farmers ( have been anticipating a price) of $3.00 a bushel. 1UT.XOS \ IR 1 S. Sept. S. Xrws that Sweden has violated her neutraliu h\ permittinp the ('.erman charpe d’af fairs in Argentine to send messages to ('.ermam throuph the Swedish foreipn office, occasioned much sur prise here. Anper was also directed toward the (’.erman and Swedish embassies when it was learned that the con tents of the messape, smup pled into (’.ermam throuph tie friendly aid ol Sweden, contained advice to sink Ar gentine ships and leave no trace of them. The foreipn office oi Ar peutine was also unwittinplv an accessorv to the plot, as it allowed the messapes to po forward. The director of the foreipn office excuses hi' tic tion by declarinp that he was assured that the ('.erman me' stipe was of a different na ture and of an entirek harm less character. 1 ’resident I rigoyen '•a\ » 1 e will a<k the foreign office for a complete statement of the a f fair. IS. S. M.W BRl'.AK. WASH1XGTOX. D. C.. Sept. 8.- The I'nited State' is nearing a break in rela tions with Sweden loda> as the result ot a discovery that the German charge d'alfairs in the Argentine had been able to smuggle militars in formation to Berlin through the aid of the Swedish for eign office. In the opinion ot Secretary of State Robert l.ansing, this constitutes a gross breach of neutrality on the part of Sweden. COBCMBCS, N. M . Sept. ,V A Chinese regiment is being drilled in the United States which could an swer a call to the colors at any time if China should declare war on Germany. Tin regiment is composed of the Chinese refugees from Mexico who accompanied Gen. Pershings, troops out of the southern republic. As the exclusion act prohibited them from being admitted to the I'nited States, they were given asylum here and are being fed by the Chinese Re lief Society formed by the Chinese tongs of San Francisco. As these Chinese refugees have no work to do, they have been formed into military companies by Major Parker, of the local military com mand, and they are put through daily drills, using -ticks for guns. The '"hinese have become proficient in the manual of arms and tile more simple drills and make a presentable appearance while at drill. CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE IS ON (Special to The Citiz -n) NENANA, Sept. 8. The next few days will see the tennis champion ship of Nenana decided, as the final games of the tournament are to be played probably tomorrow evening or the next day between W. J. Hubbach and James P Month. Hubbach won his match from Foster tonight, 4-6, 6-0, 6 1, and Month is now liis only bar to the championship which is to he decided when the two men meet on the courts in the final games of the tournament. Mrs. I, J McCarty of Fairbanks creek, entered St. Joseph’s hospital last night. MUSCOVITES BAR FURTHER PROGRESS TO PETROGRAD EXPLOSION OF BOMB PLANT j LEADS TO ARREST OF PLOTTER (Associated Press) HOBOKEN, Sept. 8.—A strange combination of cir cumstances placed Robert Richenleldt behind the bars today ; charged with being a bomb plotter. \ mysteriou> explosion this afternoon blew oil the roof of a small building in the suburbs of this city. Two 'detective.'-, co* tected with the L’. S. department of justice. I happened to la passing at the time. After the smoke had i cleared awav, what appeared to be a complete!) equipped bomb making olant was revealed to the view ot the de tectives. At the same time the sole occupant of the building | attempted to make his escape. The two detectives took up the pursuit, and alter a chase ot several blocks overtook I him. The man gave his name as Robert Richenleldt. He was born in Germany. Officials ti the department ot justice are trying to con j nect the man t nd his bomb making plant with several my> I tenons explosions that have occurred here recent!) . I'll, first wedding ceremony to be solemnized in tile Fairbanks record ing precinct under the new terri torial law providing lor tile issuance ol a marriage license to the parties about to be wed, was performed lust night when Rev, \V. S. .Marple, pastor of the Presbyterian church, united Walter Cline and Mrs. Uertha (fillet, both of N.-nana, in the bonds of matrimony. The law has been in force since August 1, and the mar riage yesterday was the first per formed in Fairbanks since it went into effect, and the license is there fore the first issued. The witnesses to the ceremony, which took place at the Presbyterian manse at T o’clock, were Mrs, Marple and Mr. Fred Keupert. Mr. and Mrs. Cliue are at the Pio neer, but expect to return to Ne nana shortly, which place they will make their home, Mr. Cline being an employee of the Alaskan Engineer ing commission, lie came to Nenana some time ago. but liis bride only recently arrived in Interior Alaska from Dawson, at which city botli for merly resided. TWO SOLDIERS ARE PROMOTED First Class Privates Durwood M. Hooker and Austin L. Poster of the local signal corps detachment, last night received notice by wire from signal corps headquarters in Seattle to the effect that they have been made corporals. The wire bringing the news came from Lieut. Col. Le noir, head of the Alaska Military Telegraph and Cable system. In ad dition to the elevation in rank tin two men will received additional pay as corporals to that they for merly drew as first class privates. Hocker is now cashier at the local office of the signal corps, having been given that position when Ser geant James G. Coleman was elevat ed to a lieutenancy and taken Out side during the summer. Foster is one of the operators at the city of fice of the signal corps. Both are known as efficient men in their re spective positions and are therefore receiving the congratulations of their friends on their good fortune. Chile is erecting from 60 to 70 new school building* each year. (A.iSUiMHl^ll rn-. s, WASIIINCTOX, 1V (A. Sept. 8.- That there will be no discussion of steel imports to Japan or the disposition ot former German possessions in China and the Pacific, was announced today when Secre tary Pausing and conferees of the American government went into conference with ishii and members of the Japanese war mission. It was declared in high official circles that Japan is demand ing no conditions or consid erations for giving increased war aid to America and the allies. The conference between state officials and the Japan ese mission was resumed again last Monday. The Nip ponese emissaries have de clared that their only object in coming has been to find out in what manner Japan can give greater aid to Am erica and the allied cause and i to cement the traditional friendship between these two countries. MEXICO WILL CONTROL OIL MEXICO CITY, Sept. S The sec retary of commerce and industry, Al berto Pani, has issued a circular asking the petroleum companies ope rating in Mexico and individuals in terested in oil lands to inform him fully as to their ideas regarding gov ernment regulation of oil lands for guidance of the department in Cram- : ing an organic law to be submitted to congress to put into effect the provisions of article 27 of the new constitution which virtually provides a nationalization of oil lands. This section of the constitution was widely discussed at the time of ' its passage and was the subject of a number of diplomatic representations by the United States and other coun tries. __ For protecting trousers from mud a French inventor has brought out a guard to be attached to shoes like j a spur. GERMAN ADVANCE IN RIGA SECTOR; MORALE IMPROVES (Associated Press i PP'.TROGRAD, Sept. 8. The Russian armies in the Riga sector are making a stand against the Germans and are lighting the invaders lo a standstill, according to a state merit issued by the war office tonight. The report has an optimistic note. The encouraging feature of the Riga sit uation, the war otfice declares, is the apparent firmness of the Russian resistance, as the result oi which the German pursuit is apparently slowing down. In high military circles oi Russia it is not anticipated that the enemy will risk a much further penetration in the Riga sector because of the fact that ihinsk, one of the strongholds of the Riga sector, is 'till uncaptured. With this position still in Russian hands, the German line oi com munication would be endangered and the invader' would at till times be exposed to a flank attack The war office reports that the spirit of the troops in the Dvirisk sector is more favorable than on am other Rus sian fronts, and the detender' are confident they will be able to hold the line against till Teuton attacks. (Associated Press.I W ASHING l'ON, D. C.. Sept. S. Representative Royal C. Johnson oi South Dakota, one oJ the congressmen who voted against the resolution declaring a stale oi war to ex ist between the L'nited States and Germany, made a speech today in which he declared that congress is now united in support ol the government’s war program. Declaring that he held out for peace to the last moment and could not con scientiously vote for war, lie said that peace talk now is treasonable. Me scathingly arraigned the People's Council if America for Peace and Democracy and declared that its propaganda is seditious and treasonable. This is the organization which, because ol its alleged pro-German attitude, was relused permission to meet in the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin and was iinallv permit ted to assemble in Chicago on the imitation of Mavor Thompson of that city. FARMERS GET A GOOD CONTRACT At the local office of the Alaskan Engineering commission, bids for the furnishing of approximately sixteen tons of potatoes and othet vege tables to tlie Engineering commission, were opened. They resulted in the awarding of the contract to furnish , the vegetables to the Tannin Valley I Agricultural association. This is tie second large contract given the local association, the first having been a conflict to furnish more than thre. tons of potatoes to the ariin pis' ; at Fort Gibbon. MANY FRIENDS j GREET BISHOP _ i A large number of his Fairbanks friends greeted Bishop K. J. t’r, mont at the reception held in his j honor at the Catholic church last ! night between the hours ot 8:30 and j 10 o’clock by the ladies of the church, j The new bishop is well known here, j as he has paid annual visits to Fair banks since it first became a town. He is to celebrate high mass at the church this morning at 10:30 o’clock. John L. White, the Olnes mer chant, is a business visitor in Fail banks. BOPP PLOTTERS ARE CONVICTED ( A suei;tled Pr'-sn) SAN I'KAN Cl SCO. Sept. S.—-Lawrence DeLacy, D. J. Llarnedv and W in. Mnllance were today convicted in the federal district court ot con spiring to eitect the escape .if h'ranz liopp, former Ger man consul at San I'rancisco, and Baron Von Schack, from the Angel Island detention station. The three men were arrest ed here a few weeks ago in a raid hy tederal officials af ter the plot had been cleverly frustrated hy* V. S. immigra tion officials. BOOZE MAKING AGAINST LAW WASHINGTON 0 (A. Sept. 8. In iii-coi dance with the law designed to protect and conserve food sup plies, the manufacture of liquor in ihe United States ceased at 11 o’clock this evening. The supplies now on hand may be disposed of. but it will now be unlawful to manufacture ar dent spirits in this country from now on. Orders to this effect are contained in an official proclamation by Prenident Wilgon.