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Alaska Citizen, The (Newspaper) - April 22, 1912, Fairbanks, Alaska SKA THE ALASKA CITIZEN ALASKA'S GOLDEN THERE'S A SOFT SPOT IN IT FOR APRIL 22, 1912 TO ASSISTANCE OF AMERICANS 1 April 21. It was announced today at the state ment that President Taft has ed to send a warship to the west coast of Mexico for the protection of There are a ber of Americans isolated in Sinaloa and other states who are in con- danger on account of the present disturbances in the and it is to enable these to as they have been that the step is being April 20. ident Taft will leave here this next week to campaign the state of TO GO AFTER 20. ident who has lost his temper because of Roosevelt's many attacks upon announced that he will tour the state of Massachusetts next and incidentally reply to some of the speeches which have been made recently by the PUBLICITY April 20. The house today passed the publicity which provides that all candidates for the presidency and dency of the United States shall file a statement showing how much money they spend during the as well as the amounts they receive from various sources in the form of April 20. The re- officer in this city has re- a message actively and accept freely tions for enlistment in all arms of the The same order has been issued to recruiting officers the Tried to Withhold News of Disaster NEW April 21. A big sensation was caused here today when W. T. head of the Marconi Wireless Telegraph com- admitted that he ordered the wireless operator on the Cunard steamer which went to the assistance of the to hold up all facts in regard to the wreck until notified by him to it is planned to sell the story and make a big cleanup on the His action is being ed by the press and and it is probable the senatorial investigating committee will take action in his According to a letter received from his by John of Garden there is a strong probability that Gerrett a was on board the Titanic when that vessel was ed. Gerrett left Chicago last fall for a tour of the European continent and wrote his wife some weeks ago that he was delaying his departure from England to take passage on the big new NEW April 20. The of the Senatorial inquiry into the wreck of the Titanic is by the refusal of the ties to allow President Ismay or any officers of the Titanic to the United States until the investigation is ended and the blame for the wreck This morning senate gating committee had President may of the White Star line before and he told his side of the He said that he placed ond Officer Charles in of the lifeboats then in the and that the first one was sucked up against the from whence it was dislodged by an He said that there were sixteen lifeboats four of which were collapsible Other witnesses testified that the cause of the wreck of the Titanic was that she was rushed at top speed in the Iceberg while the ship's officers had abundant ings that the ship was menaced by the The testimony of com- of- Ismay in the lifeboat that he was of the first to seek and that he took with him his personal friends among the men and nicked his crew which manned the lifeboat in which he sought 1'.Tales of bravery among the engers were frequently told in It appears few of the male passengers at- tempted to obtain space in the in which there was scarcely room for all the before the ship heim called the steward to him and a message to his He her in the message in case he met with to believe that he had done his belt to do his duty toward his family and the While the was the wireless jumped Into the He was dragged into one of the but died from the effects of As the ship the ill-fated passengers stood manfully erect upon the after- Astor and Butt with a hand on each other's and the ship's band hymn of. dying NEW April 20. John a member of the testified this afternoon that when the crash came the Titanic was traveling at the rate of 23 and that Captain Smith immediately megaphoned to the remember that you are NEW April 20. The ate investigating committee this after- noon decided to recall All Atlantic steamship lines have announced that in future their ships will take more southerly es in the President Ismay of the White Star line has issued an order that all boats of his company in future ry lifeboats sufficient to date all people on board those April 20. The senate foreign committee today the adoption of an ed maritime resolution inviting inter- national co-operation in the tion of ocean NEW April 20 No ling revelations were brought out in the testimony of the Titanic heard by the senatorial com- President Ismay was and he repeated his story of the He stated that no blame attached to either the company the officers of the The ship was not making as fast time as that made by many others of the Atlantic fleet of ocean greyhounds on their regular trips across the under the circumstances there was no possible way the dent could have been Referring to lack of sufficient President Ismay explained that the laws of England and the United States do not require that a vessel like the Titanic carry enough boats to accommodate all of the passengers and and even the number she does carry ordinarily takes up a great deal of room the passengers would rather have devoted to By using sixteen sets Welin double acting quadrant which will swing a boat away from the ship's and stay put at any angle in any kind of the Titanic was enabled to stow and have most of the deck room for each set of davits handled two This which has been approved by the tive British Board of makes it possible for a modern steamship like the Titanic to carry more boats than the laws which It is claimed by Ismay the Titanic bad at the time of the TEXAS STORMS BRING DEATH AND DISASTER April 21. Two terrific cyclones have occurred In tbe district contiguous to this city within the past twenty-four hours and it is feared that many lives have been Already reports several deaths have received and Is known hai been Local PUBLIC MUSIC During the coming summer the people of Fairbanks are to be ed to first class open air muslo by the flourishing city Since the city let the contract for the removal of the buildings on the city which have been an the merchants most benefited by the work being done have been active in perfecting arrangements for ical appearances of the With promises of financial assistance from almost every Front street business the prime movers in the have engaged the band to played on stated nights of the FRATERNAL SPIRIT Ben a former hustler in the who was reported some time ago as being in the most will soon be in receipt cf the sum of raised by Fairbanks and Dawson igloos of the Word was received first from the lower river that At- water was in dire but since time has gotten to The money will be placed in his hands in that PREDICTS On his return froom the creeks last Tuesday Commissioner John Icn made public a very optimistic promise of what the ensuing season will bring Weighing the intensity of tions at the present time with the progress at this time a year in addition to making allowances for the amount of the winter dumps taken Mr. Dillon is confident that the output will pass the 000 prospecting has been done and better results have attended the work this winter than in the winter of 1911, says the and with more new ground being the total up will mount in Brief IS Jack of rowly escaped death the past week when a piece cf lagging became dis- lodged from the edge of the where he was working as foreman on the Thompson and dropped 60 tearing the side of his head with a cut five inches in McCarty is con- gratulating himself that the missile cleared his head as well as it although he was knocked un- conscious by the he is now on the high road to recovery with the expectation that he will resume his labors in a few SCHOESER FALLS J. P. a carpenter ed on 9 below met with a serious accident the past week when a plank between a shed and a boiler which he was tearing gave way and precipitated him to the With a broken nose and contusions about the head and Schoeser came to the city for medical attention and is be- ing cared for by Dr. HIGH SCHOOL On Friday evening the Fairbanks high school was the scene the fourth annual party of the Ursa ior Dancing was in ress most of the in which teachers as well as alumni took part. At o'clock luncheon was The party was a ly social session all the way DEMOCRATS MEET The Tanana Valley Democratic club will assemble at the ium tonight to discharge current business and to consider the two party nominees for delegate to con- C. E. the a delegate to the recent convention at will deliver a report of tihe business done BOY SCOUTS Encouraged by the warm spring the first evolutions of the most northerly body of Boy Scouts on the continent took place Birch hill Saturday when the Fairbanks Husky Patrol ambled around in terning after their veteran brothers in the who are numbered high in the Master Scout Louis H. Bulsch was the cer in CLEARY ARCTICS INSTALL On Saturday night the newly ed officers of the Arctic hood in Cleary City took their chairs which they will fill throughout the year 1911. Dr. C. E. now Past Arctic from the chair occupied by the est active officer in the camp with him a token the of bis Arctics in form handsome dance was in which 35 couples took part. GE IN SIGNAL On Junr 1 Lieutenant of Fort will depart from tle on his way to Fairbanks to take up the duties of his Lieut. who has re- quired of his commission in the The new officer who is to take charge the Fairbanks corps will be accompanied North by Captain who is to relieve Captain Knowles at Fort LECTURES ON If the predictions on tbe future of Fairbanks as a quartz as ed by W. B. at the on Monday come the hard rock wealth of the district is bound to cause the iest of placer production to fade into Dwelling at some length on his experiences in the mining field in other Mr. Vanderlip worked up .to the subject of the evening with an enthusiasm which gripped his a ing which filled the hall almost to MILL Captain out on pome is for a of lucrative development on his He has new lead which carries a r splendid ore. While tracing vein first picked up the into a cross lead of greater and With the expectation that this vein will furnish ore ficient to keep his five mill pounding much of the Mr. Spalding has set up the crusher and he reduced his first ore one TEST MILL Burch quartz Straub mill two tons of ore to be for with those of the to which a small shipment of ore some time Work on the Twin creek ore will be commenced THRIFT BRINGS GOOD With samples of ore from the Friedrich's property on Ridgetop in his Charles Thrift came into town the past week and watched the work of reduction at the Straub It was found that the rock carried values of to the a shewing very satisfactory to the ANOTHER MILL Colin F. McGillivray came to the city on Tuesday for the purpose of looking after the shipment of his stamp turned out at the shops of Brumbaugh to the extension of the Newsboy on Cleary on which he is a joint WILL PACK TO Big Chena hot springs will be con- with Fairbanks this summer by a pack train which A. K. McLean plans to work over the trail from Fairbanks Five head of mules will be used in freighting to the DR. YOUNG Manifesting no ill effects from his long winter mush from the interior to the coastal country and back Dr. S. Hall the well known Presbyterian worker arrived in Fairbanks from Cordova on On his 19-day journey from the Iditarod to the coast Dr. Young met with the usual winter trail Near the seaboard back of Seward Dr. Young came across provisions and ment which had been abandoned by the Parker Mt. McKinley He reports that the snow is very deep on the coast approaches to the and prophesies that if the Outside expedition is successful it will be only after overcoming mendous obstacles in reaching the base of the left Fairbanks early last summer and has since been in the He plans to return to the latter place in From a run of two tons of ore from the mine a brick weighing 9 ounces was made after the rock had been pounded by the The mine which the hope will cut the ledge of 'the Wolf Creek has been pushed through 610 feet to ON representing Grammes comers on the stage Croat which pulled Into town on This is the first of the circuit of interior camps which Mr. Solmes plans to When navigation opens he expects to have covered the local field and will be off for the other MEN BACK FROM Peter Vachon and E C the toms completed a two and one-half days mush when they trailed into Fairbanks from Tolovana on Both men have looked over the situation at Ruby and report that everyone is new pay is being and that the outlook is bright FRED Fred a member of the road commission who has been busied the past fortnight doing repair work near Hot returned to Fairbanks on and is now awaiting orders from Mr. No plans for the approaching season in the com- constructive work have been but as soon as funds are forthcoming Mr. Date and hie will have operations der fuU BOOSTERS EN In an advance letter from the firm in which has the contract to put out more of the Golden Heart paper the secretary of the Commercial club has been notified that the consignment has been ed having left the east on March 26. ELLIS GOES TO Under pressure of a request from the of Sullivan near Hot sent to Judge Over- field in the form of a petition that a separate commissioner be appointed to look after the needs of the ter of J. Ellis was appointed on Friday to take up the duties of United States at All that in the way of his immediate tion of his deputation is that bonds satisfactory to the government be TWO PILOT Bob Vining and Bob the well known former of drove into the city having made the distance from ina with two horses in eleven SEMICENTENNIAL At the gathering of the Pioneers held on Monday after the initiation of three candidates for ad- mission to the the suggestion of promoting the ex- position proposed to be held in banks in 1917 met with the hearty support of all The ing men were received into the ternal John H. Harry Badger and John B. DEAD Fairbanks followed the course of the entire country at the request of President Taft as communicated by wire to Lieutenant of the signal flags on all government buildings were ered to half mast in mute tion of the calamity which befell the liner Titanic on BROWN SERVES In custody of Deputy Marshal Lisle D. Matt of arrived in the city Friday who is charged with an unnatural will await his hearing under confinement in the federal RAIL CAR Evidence of the opening of ity on the creeks was noticed in town on when the Tanana ley railroad put its gasoline car into commission on the run to Sluicing operations have stimulated and for an indefinite period the car will be making two spins CITY DOCK IS In exchange for the buildings re- cently located on the city in addition to a bonus of paid by himself to the city for the Joe Davies has discharged the provisions of his contract which called for the removal of the dock buildings and the extension of the ESTER POURS FIRST Wagner and Homer have sent the first pokes into banks which have appeared cleanups of 1912 Over 000 was contained in pouches de- posited the of which each In the of Homer Co. will have of cording to a statement made by the Only three days sluicing has been done by the claim while Wagner have been izing the five I I NEW BABE AT Mrs. Peter of gave birth to a baby boy on Dr. Hall attended the mother at St. Joseph's Both are reported to be CREEK COUPLE Nicholas Ericson and Ina Eliza both of were ried by Dr. S. Hall on The ceremony was a quiet Mr. and Mrs. will reside at where the groom's interests arc FBI ENTENTES BEAR IS WELL SATISFIED A telegram received by John Moe from Martin at on Saturday stated that after visiting dez and Seward the candidate for the delegateship was well satisfied with the April 21. It has Just come here that an ment has been arrived at between Russia and Italy whereby tbe est relations will exist two Russia has to recognize the sovereignty of Italy in Tripoli and Italy pledges itself support Russia in that country's operations in the Russia also will back up Italy with Its fleet in the How the ar- rangement between the two countries will OP looked upon by the other powers is problematical at this but the opinion prevails international likely to be Strikes Threa East an NEW April 21. It was definitely announced today at the Railroad headquarters that twenty-five thousand engineers will go on strike on Monday unless an agreement is arrived at union leaders and the A meeting is to be looming at which attempts at conciliation be made and in case these fail the men will all quit work at strike will mean that every railroad in the country east of Chicago will be tied up and business of all kinds be Frantic are being made by heavy shippers to avert the but at present neither side appears to be willing to make any r plans of th Industrial will have strike cann how but it is is The is prepari it. ch disorder department and TENEMENTS IN NEW YORK ARE FLAME NEW April 21: A rible fire is raging in the tenement district and already two score lives have been A wide area is threatened by the fanned by a strong have gotten beyond the control of the In an effort to stop the spread of the fire the use of mite is being resorted to and it is believed at this time that the men are gaining the upper Among the dead are a number of firemen who were crushed to death under the debris of falling IS AWAY AHEAD IN WEST W. April At ilie primaries held here day the Republicans of the state de- clared in uncertain terms their preference fbr Theodore Roosevelt as their standard The in spite of the reports to the I feet that win here i was accorded a large GERMANS WILL FLEETS OF AIRSHIPS THIRTY DEAD FROM TORNADO IN April 21. Germany is determined to keep pace with its neighbor in preparation for aerial and in the near future large fleets of aeroplanes will be at the disposal of the government for both land and sea A large ation for the purpose has been made by the war department and this has been very largely augmented by ular OKLAHOMA April 21. Thirty dead and many thousands of dollars damage tells the tale so far as is known of a terrible tornado which yesterday swept through three counties of this Several small villages have been almost ed out of existence and the farms have suffered to a great II is feared that the complete lists of dead are at hand It will be found that many more persons have lost their At present communication is limited on account of the damage done to tbe electric BREAKUP AT AND A raise of somewhat more than a foot in the level of the slough made a big difference in the appearance of the ice and many were of the opinion that a couple of more of such weather would cause the At Chena the ice in front of the town moved down about a hundred and Jammed at the mouth of the The river yesterday evening as if it was due to make a move today or It is reported for a distance of many miles below tbe Tanana During the summer season T. townsite will on Eva where he represent Judge principal owner 4 rich Daly in the cleanups on that lm A party including the Anderson W. Pi Whitely and othe took the Frank team af on a ing trip up the Mr. and Mrs. J. Harmon entertained at dinner M ning at their aVen WAS in
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