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RAID RECORDED . \>s.« iate.1 rr. [,UM . in. oct - (Via Ketchikan) Th- strong, si air attacks ever at tempted b> an? of the warring na •aifis w-r- made on the coast towns and th.- south* ■ .era u,strict o. . .ondiin l.Lst niglit and early this in..ruing by tile Hermans. At least five different groups ..>1 airplanes ...k p..H in the attack Efforts w.-re made by the British airin. n to prev.nt the enemy from reaching no capital, but ill spite of all ef sir!' several groups managed to get through the lines. Tin st circled over the southwest • rn part of th. city and dropped hundreds of shrapnel filled bombs For more than five and one-hall hours th.- defense guns sent up .1 ferritic barrage fire., and the Brit i-h airplanes maneuvered to drive the . nemy away in some stations th. streets of the city were literally cove-. 1 wrh trie hail ol shrapnel which fell from the clouds, and had 11 • the >• reefs been almost • ntirely deserted, hundreds of people would -:;:ely have be. n killed. Only a few casualties have been reported so, inr. and these are unofficial. Strict orders have been issued against people remaining ill unpro 1 ted pli.e. s .luring air raids, and y w,1 1 h. rigidly enforced, because of the numerous raids during the pa st tew days. There were three raids las- week, and already two th- : - hav.- been mad.- during the present Week. ■A NOD IS UK I NT. HI .1.1) IN Sl’OKANK \ - -.Mia ted I’ross) si’'iKANK. Wn.. t>it. 2 Every nii.. ■ i- »n in Washington, the six ■ iint;. - ill Idaho and all \. ,1 - represented here in the .~!i\t, :mn synod being held lien* . .an i today and ending on I In1 ,. ,.ih. The synod is being held Sy bane ‘.his year for 111 * special ya pi id increasing interest in the V. h ■ -.vi:i i lh-ge near here. 1 The moderator. J. A Gould, a lay man of Seattle, is also chairman of tin- hoim missions committee of the synod. The delegates to the synod are being end rtained at private homes on the Harvard plan of lodg ing and breakfast provided by the hostess. Local Case Changed By Higher Decision • A.-80< lHte»i l'H'SM SAN KUAN riSCl), Oct 2 (Vm Ketchikan) The United Slates circuit com l oi appeals in this cit> toda> reversed the de cision of the lower court in the case of G. Johnson, trustee, vs the American Bank of Alaska, .iiid ordered the amount of $3.7T»u turned over to the bank. Johnson, who was trustee for Tlios. Mitchell a («>, a bank rupt mining firm ol Fairbanks, Alaska, claimed that the Ameri can Bank of Alaska accepted dust from the defunct firm know mg that it was bankrupt, and applied the amount ol 13,750 on money owing the bank. The lower court decided in favor of th- trustee and awarded the amount claimed by him. The court of appeals, by the above deeislon. reverses the district court's decision and awards the nu-ney involved to the Ameri can bank. L W. W.’S TAKE FRENCH LEAVE CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 2. (Via Ketch lkan) Hundreds of Industrial Work ers of the World in all parts of the country against whom indict ments were recently returned by the federal grand jury in this city are said to have lied from their usual haunts to parts unknown. Numbers of theese me-n were charged with se dition, and every effort is be-ins made to locate them. Government agents who have been investigating the- I W. W. disturb ances state that they uncovered a surprising mass of evidence against prominent leaders of that organiza tion. and that hundreds of convic tions will result from the trials, which will be- started in a short time. A combined ironing board and step ladder has been invented that can be used for ironing by a person .-eate-d in a chair and will serve as ,. bench for tubs, a sewing table and a table to be extended over an invalid’s bed. An automobile alarm whistle to be connected to the cylinders of a car can be made to utilize the full force of their explosions when desired. SULZER SENDS AUTHENTIC WORD OF ABOLISHMENT OF MINING ASSESSMENT WORK "Congress today approved the passage of bill which exempts every owner of lode or placer claims in Alaska and elsewhere from assessment work during the years 1917 and 1918. After reconsideration of report of several days ago, conference committee ot the house and senate decided t•> make the simple out and out exemption, without any re striction whatever. The claim owner must file a statement that he wishes to hold claim, with the recorder of the dis trict in which the claim is located, this notice to be filed bv December 31 of the year for which exemption is desired. Oil claims are not included because of the desire of mem bers of congress to have oil development everywhere. Please give this news widest publication among the miners and prospectors. "CHARLES A. SULZER, Delegate.” The foregoing wire was received by the Fairbanks Com mercial club yesterday from Delegate Charles A. Sulzer. It authenticates the several messages which have been re ceived here on the same subject and means that congress has undoubtedly agreed to abolish assessment work on all min ing ground for this year and next year. The statement in the wire relative to the abolishment of the work for 1918 as well as 1917 is the first word received here with regard m 1918. NATION WILL REQUIRE BILLIONS TO FINANCE WAR UNTIL NEXT JUNE (Associated Press) CLEVELAND, Ohio, Oct. 2.—(Via Ketchikan)—In his opening speech of the second Liberty Loan campaign, Secretary of the Treasury AlcAdoo, before a crowd of thou sands of people, declared that, allowing for all the money proposed to be raised by taxation, the United States gov ernment will have to secure an additional amount of ap proximately $14,000,000 in order to meet expenses for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1918. This amount will be raised by additional bond issues. The secretary asserted that upon America will fall the financial burden of practically all nations, since Eng land and Prance have been under a heavy financial drain for three years and must have material assistance from the United States. In order to meet these demands and take care of her own war expenditures, between $13,000, 000,000 and $14,(XX),000,000 will be needed before the close of the present fiscal year. Secretary AlcAdoo also pointed out that the greatest part of the money thus secured would be expended for supplies and munitions in this country, even that which it is intended to lend to other countries. INTHUSIASM GREETS LIBERTY LOAN DRIVE ’ I (Associated Press) WASHINGTON, D. C.t Oct. 1. -A ia Ketchikan)—The treasury department this morning started its second countrywide drive for Liberty Loan bonds. From one end of ilie country to the other the call for subscriptions is being received with tremendous en tluisiasm, and from all indications today’s results will far exceed those ot the first day in the initial Liberty Loan campaign. The present drive is the greatest ever undertaken by the government, and the trea i sury officials hope that this quota will reach.if not surpass, $5,000,000,000, but they set a minimum figure of $3,000,000,000. This will be considered as America’s answer to j Germany’s military despotism that she is in the war to stay until the end, and will stop [short of not even her last dollar to insure success. Even wider publicitv is being given the present drive than was afforded the [former one, and efforts will be made to place bonds into the hands of every possible 'person. Advertising specialists are donating their services to the department in its cam paign, and the entire countrv is being flooded with appeals. HANKERS CONFIDENT. NEW YORK, Oct. 2. (Via Ketchikan)—Leading financiers of the country to | day predict that the second Liberty Loan campaign which began this morning will be a 'much greater success than was the former one, although that was oversubscribed by fifty per cent. Tt is estimated here that the S3,000,000,000 hoped for by the department j officials will be reached before the end of the allotted four weeks during which the drive j will be carried on. Local demands at an early hour today indicate that the first day’s subscriptions will greatly exceed the response of the first day of the previous campaign. Similar re ports have been received from all the important cities all over the country, report' from the west and south being cspeciallv encouraging. No figures regarding the exact amount of the first day’s total are yet obtainable, and no estimates are being publish ed, and it is thought it will be several da\ before an exact report can be obtained from ihe treasury department. CONTRACT FOR MINING COAL WILL BE LET Commissioner Thomas Riggs, Jr., who arrived here yesterday from I N'enana enroute to Anchorage, stated j yesterday that the Alaskan Engin eering commission is new preparing j to let a contract for the mining of j about 200 tons of coal in the N'enana fields. The coal is to he used for test .purposes; that is, it will be burned in railroad locomotives and I its qualities ascertained in that man ner. No effort is to be made to pick the coal, thereby getting the best quality possible, Mr. Riggs hav ing left instructions that it is to be used as it comes. In this man ner he intends to get a fair test I of what can be expected from the coal in the matter of burning it in the railroad locomotives regularly. Just when the coal will be mined and the test made was not stated by Mr. Riggs. LATEST NEWS FROM NENANA NENANA, Oct. 2. Included iu the freight of the steamer Alaska dis charged here were six flat cars and 100 tons of merchandise for the En gineering commission and twenty five tons of city freight. The barge Lewis, which the Alaska brought here, also has 100,000 feet of fir lumber for the Dominion Commer cial company of Fairbanks. The only passengers arriving here were Mrs. Blakey and daughter. The steamer Yukon brought two barge loads of freight here. On one of the barges were "50 seventy pound rails, all of which were land ed on the north bank of the Tan ana river and on the other were fifty tons of merchandise for the Engineering commission and fifteen tons of city freight. The barge In noko, which was taken on to Fair banks by the Y'ukon. has sixty tons of Fairbanks freight. On the arriv ing passenger list of the Yukon were the following names: Mrs. J. H. Steele, Mrs. Ross, Mrs. I. F. Ken yon, Geo. Lazovich, Ed Williams, Wm. Albrecht, F. Adelman and A. Larsen. MARSHAL’S PARTY LEAVES POR COAST In charge of Marshal L. T. Erwin, a party of six prisoners and six guards left Fairbanks yesterday for Chitina on three special automobile stages of the Northern Commercial company. The prisoners were C. S. Knutson, William Kenney and Joseph Barton, who go to the penitentiary, and George Sharp, Harry Graham and Mrs. Margaret Peterson, who go to the sanitarium for the insane. The guards with party were Carlton Fitchett, Reed Harris, J. E. Clark, Ed Arken and a matron. The driv ers of the cars were Jack Griswold, Tom Blakely and Charley Williams. George A. Coleman, of the N. C. company, is a Nenana visitor. SPENCE LOSES OUT IN THIRD WASHINGTON, D. C., Oct. 2. Win. A. Munley, who has been as sistant district attorney under the present attorney, Spence, of the Third judicial division of Alaska* has been nominated to take the latter’s position, and his nomination sent to the senate for confirmation. It is thought that it will be acted on within a few' days. Munley is from Oregon, where he was intimately as sociated with Senator Chamberlain, who has supported him for the posi tion for which he has been named. Marshal Brenneman, of the Third division, was also renominated for another four years. PIONEERS PLAN OBSERVANCE OF ALASKA’S DAY The chief matter of importance coming up at the regular meeting of Igloo No. 1. Pioneers of Alaska, last evening was the probable cele bration of Alaska Day on October IS. The discussion on the subject resulted in a decision on the part of the sourdoughs to join in with the general public in the celebration and to do their part toward making it one of the biggest successes in its way ever experienced in Fair banks. To the end that the Pioneers as an organization may engage actively in the celebration, the president ap pointed a committee to look after the interests of the Igloo on the occa sion. It consists of Cecil H. Clegg, John Moe, A. .1. Nordale, Marcus Rosenthal and W. F. Thompson. This committee is expected to work out a scheme for the Pioneers’ part in the celebration. It was pro posed at the meeting last night to have exercises for the children in the afternoon, including a parade with band music, the day to be wound up with a big dance in the evening. This was merely a sugges tion for the real plans for the oc casion are to be left with the com mittee, which will co-operate with committees from other organizations or with a committee of citizens in general. One new member, Dave Hannah, presented a petition for membership in the organization last evening. Oth erwise only routine matters were disposed of. A number of letters from Pioneers In different parts of the country w'ere read, one from A1 Hughes, who is at the Pioneers’ Home at Sitka, being of particular interest. The meeting ended with the usual social session, including refresh ments. John Gross, a metallurgist connect ed with the bureau of mines, and who is to be located at the local station, arrived here last night on the Alaska. He is accompanied by Mrs. Gross. Liquor registration books for sale at THE CITIZEN. YOUNG RUSSIAN HAS AMBITIONS FOR DIPLOMACY Alec Begis sees a great future fot a young man in the relations which will be assumed between the United States and Russia after the war, and for that reason has determined to fit himself to enter the diplo inatic service of one or the other of the two countries. He is a young Russian, a brother of Bill Begis, the well known wood dealer, and has been here but two years, but, com ing to Alaska in 1915 direct from Russia and with but little schooling, he has already acquired a good read ing and writing knowledge of the English language and also speaks it fluently. A third brother, John, also formerly of Fairbanks, is al ready attending an engineering school in New York. Young Begis has a great thirst for knowledge, and has learned all he knows of English practically by himself by steady application. He plans to go from Fairbanks to San Francisco, where he will enter a law school. There he will study with the idea of learning law such as pertains to foreign nations, par ticularly Russia, and, after finishing school, will attempt to get into the diplomatic corps of the United States and ask that he be stationed in Russia, his mother country. The many friends of the young man pre diet success for him in his endeavor feeling that he w- ill some day be heard from, knowing him and his studious habits as they do. ALIENS LIABLE TO BE DRAFTED (Associated Press) WASHINGTON, D. C., Sept. 30. (Via Ketchikan, delayed)—According to an announcement made this af ternoon by Provost Marshal Crow der, those aliens who have registered for draft, and who have since that time declared their intention of be coming citizens of the United States, are liable for the draft. In hand ing down the decision, the marshal states that his opinion is concurred in by both the state department and department of justice officials. It is expected that a large number of those who come within the lim its of this opinion will be drawn for military service whenever the occa sion arises. There have been thou sands of applications made for citi zenship since registration, and a large percentage of the applicants are young men who are of military age. A well known motion picture ac tress has designed an automobile which serves her as a dressing room with almost as many conveniences as a dressing room in a theatre would provide. After hearing the evidence in the case Judge Bunnell granted a di vorce to the plaintiff in the case of Andy Hoey vs. Dora Hoey, Mon day afternoon. OLD PAPERS FOR SALE. Villa Reported As Being On Warpath l Associate*! 1‘f'SSi EL PASO, Tex., Oft. 2. (Via Ketchikan) -According to advices received by the commander of the government troops stationed ar Juarez, Pancho Villa, the no torious Mexican bandit, is again on Uie warpath and has sur prised and captured Iiosario, Du rango, and put all the surviving members of the garrison station I'd there to death. The American government ■ i,! have had information re garding Villa’s movements for some1 time, anil have been ex peeling him to make some move from his refuge in the moan tains. It is not expected that he will attempt to move further north, as his present forces are too small to risk a general en gagement with the forces of Un constitutional government. No repetition of previous border trouble is now anticipated, al though it is thought that Villa's present activities are iuspiri-d by German money and influences. Julius Stolcis, ihe Pedro creek opencut operator, has closed down I his workings for the season and is now preparing a cut for next year's operations. He has already moved his boiler to the scene of his next season's work, about 200 feet above where he worked this summer and on ihe same claim. No. 3 below Pedro, and will sluice off the over I burden of his next year's rut yet ! this fall. During the past season | Mr. Stolcis and partners took out about 80,000 feet of bedrock. RIGGS TO GO TO ANCHORAGE i Information received in Fairbanks from N'enana yesterday was to the effect that Commissioner Thomas Riggs, Jr., has been called to An chorage for a conference with Chair man William C. Edes and Captain Frederick Mears, the other two mem bers of the commission. Mr. Riggs, it is reported, will leave N'enana this morning and come to Fairbanks, mak ing the trip out over the trail from here. He will return to Fairbanks from Anchorage before proceeding to Washington, it is understood. BOARMAN MADE CITY ASSESSOR Frank B. Boarman was made city assessor at a special meeting of the city council held yesterday afternoon. He is to assess all of the real and personal property of Fairbanks, his remuneration for doing so having been set at 1500 by the council Every piece of real property in the city is to be visited personally bj the assessor and a description of it made in order that some of the kicks which are usually presented to the board of equalization may be more easily adjusted. It is undet stood that Mr. Boarman is to start his work immediately. PRESIDENT TO SECURE AMPLE ; POWER TO ACT (Associated Press) WASHINGTON. D (\ Oct : (Via Ketchikan) it is stated today that during the next week congress will pass a resolution giving the President full power to do anything that might be necessary while : :iat body is in recess. This statement was made today by Senator J inn s Hamilton Lewis after making a visit to the White House and a long con Terence with President Wilson. It is not thought that there will I he any serious opposition to the pas -age of the proposed resolution, I winch Senator Lewis states In w ill introduce in a few days. Tina*- is a strong sentiment in tin ,-ena • for the passage of such a n-olution, and not more than three or lour - nators are expected to object to it The sentiment of the To, or hou • is overwhelmingly strong for a -.mi lar resolution, which will be intro duced there at tin* same time, and | house leaders anticipate no oppo i tion whatever Leaders iu both houses preiiiet that congress will adjourn wbliin a week until tin next regular on in December. Practically all 1*-g. Ia tion having any hearing on the war has been disposed of already, • • n 1 > a few relativel\ minoi mat*-. re maining on hand Tin resolute ui giving the President more puwei will probably be held until just before adjournment, and then rushed through both houses without delay. BRITISH GAIN IN THE WEST LONDON, (Hr. (Via K••!eh;kail) Almost perfeetly protected b> i' •• barrage fire of the British arn h ;;, the Knglish forces advanced aga.nst the Berman lilies early this morning and drove the enemy trom i.o .• s than five positions, which are till being held in sjete ol several h*,.\y counters which have it. eii made by the German forces. Several hun dred prisoners were taken by the .British troops, and the* ca ialtn-s ol the enemy fore s are said to h \ 1 been extremely heavy, i This is the only movenien; report fetl by the war oilice on th• western . front, although at several points 1 heavy artillery duels are raging, pre saging other movements in the near future. TO MARK TKST OK CALILORXIA LAW SAN FRANCISCO, 1 1 t T« t cases, to decide whether fish and game shall be transported by parcel post, will be brought into court soon by the California Fish and Came Commission. The commission is compiling data by which ir hop. to end the controversy o\er this qm - turn which has existed b» w* «*n the state and the post ollic* autlmrities for several months. The state board opposes sending fish and game by pared post, fee cause tin* government will not allow accepted packages to be inspected Postmaster Charles \\ Fay holds that the state law, giving the com mission power to forbid tin* shipment of fish and game, is unconstitutional. Acting on an opinion from the postal authorities, he has been accepting both. GERMANS ATTACK WITH GREAT MASSES BEFORE FRENCH VERDUN LINES (Associated Press) LONDON, Oct. 2—(Via Ketchikan)—Reports from the French war office state that early this morning the ene my massed great bodies of infantry in the Verdun sector and made several attempts to break through the h rc-ncli lines, but were repulsed with heavy slaughter each time. The attack this morning followed three days beam tirtil lery duel, and the Teutons apparently considered the French artillery silenced. No attempt was made by the French forces to advance their own lines following the failure of the German attacks. Following the retreat of the German troops back into their own trenches, the artillery duel recommenced and is still in progress. GERMANS ADVANCE SLIGHTLY. LONDON, Oct. 2.— (Via Ketchikan)—The official an nouncement issued tonight by the war office states that the Germans made several heavy attacks against the British positions north of Ypres. All these attacks were repulsed with heavy casualties except one near Polygon Wood. At this point the enemy entered two advance posts of the Brit ish, which they still hold. Heavy artillery engagements are reported all alons the coast of Belgium. A renewal of the allied offensive 01 this front is looked for by European military critics.