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TWENTY TWO STEAL MILLION New York. Dec. 20.—Uncle Sam is the poorer by about a million dol lars. because of the operation of i twenty-two civilian employees in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. And twenty two employees are arrested under indictments which were returned by tho federal grand Jury charging them with grand larceny as having stolen the property valued at one million dollars. SECRETARY FALL PROPOSES TO RESIGN Washington. Dec. 21.—Secretary Fall is planning to leave the Cat*; inet of President Harding. Unless President Harding is successful in persuading him to change his mind the Secretary of the Interior will leave the Cabinet some time before .March 4th. One of the contributing causes in his proposed step, is Fall's dissatisfaction over his inability to curry out his plan for the carrying oft of a defin te policy for the devel opment of Alaska* In administration circles it is be iieved that his successor in charge of tf'e portfolio of the Interior, will be the President's personal friend. Carmi .A. Thompson, of Cleveland. Oiiio. Thompson was recently de fected for election as Governor of his state. ( HU'ACIO V VTIOXAL RANK SHORT 570.000 Chicago. Dec. 21.—The National bank examiners, who have been in the city examining banks, discovered yesterday afternoon a shortage of $70,000. in the First National Bank of this city, the second largest bank of Chicago. Seth Anderson, the manager of the Bank's clearings de partment was arrested on the caarge of having taken tho money. WEST FOUND til'Il.TY Seattle. Dec. 21.—The Jury in the case of former Mayor C. E. West of Auburn. Wash., returned a verdict of guilty, on the charge of malicious prosecution. West was accused of the charge by Sheriff Matt Starwich for having attempted to maliciously discredit his candidacy for reelection by causing his arrest on a false charge of illegal registration. HOLRROOK AND THREE OTHERS SUSPENDED! Seattle. Dec. 21.—Richard Hol brook, who was recently shot by a ■ policeman, while intoxicated, with ! three other students has been sus-' tended from the University Four to i Eight school quarters by the faculty. Officer Karlberg. who shot Holbrook, was also suspended from the police force by Chief Se'oryns for thirty days as a result of the shooting. SII.KSl.W FRONTIER PRORLEMS SETTLED London. Dec. 20.—A formal set tlement of the German policies as they affect the Silesian frontier has been agreed upon. Advices from Berlin sources indicate this result. FROM HOCH DER KAISER TO SELLING DOLLS Seattle. Dec. 21.—Alvo Van Al vensleben, before the war was the Kaiser's personal representative In the northewest, and as such repre sentative. Alvensleben had a very spectacular career in a financial and social way so as to attract Interna tional attention. But AIvo has fal len upon hard times, the Kaiser Is no longer in need or a personal rep resentative in the northwest, and AI vo not having been as thrifty as the man he represented, finds his glory in the past tense. He, however, likes the great Northewest and Seattle in particular. Being out of employ ment and having no great surplus fuuds to draw on, Alvo I* drawing down a munificent salary as a clerk in a Seattle Shop, which make* a specialty of Christmas doll*. ASSISTANT I'. 8. ATTORNEY A. H. MALTBY PASSES AWAY Juai before aoon today. Deputy Marshal Klndell was Instructed by .Marshal Beaumont to display the flag at half staff over the court house in honor of Assistant United States Attorney Maltby, who passed away in Ketchikan at 12:45 o'clock this morning. The flag will be displayed at half staff every day includiug Sunday un til Christmas Day, when it will be raised to full staff. CIVIL WAR VETS TO GET CHRISTMAS PRESENT Washington, Dec. 20.—If the plans of the members of Congress carry. L'ncle Sam will be Santa Claus to the Civil War Veterans and their widows at this Christmas time. It Is probable that these warriors and widows will receive an increase in pensions as a result of an agreement reached by Cojgreas on the Bursum Tension Bill. CHARGE GOVERNORS WITH BEING DRINKERS Washington, Dec. 21.—In the re cent conference which President Harding held at Washington, with a number of the Governors of states, It is charged by Representatives Up shaw, that some of them are them selves purchasers and drinkers of bootleg whiskey. The charge was made by Upshaw In the House of Representatives. RED CROSS DRIVE CLOSES SATURDAY You have put off getting your membership fee written down on the books of the local Red Cross cam paign. Do it now. as the opportunity will pass after Saturday of this week. The local committee wants Skagway to make an excellent showing in this drive. See one of the subscription inkers and DO IT NOW. JEFFERSON ARRIVES The S.S. Jefferson reached port last evening about nine o'clock, with twenty-three tons of freight and a few passengers. She brought a small amount of Christmas mail. The Jefferson will maintain a two week's schedule until the first of April, this will Include calls at Skag way and way ports, according to in formation given by the local agent. Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan |d ON'T let the dimes and dollars slip through your Qngera without knowing where they go. Plan to let the bank take care of all your fund*—than you v. . I.ero jour money goeB. 2nd for what It goea. ::::DnR: "Extravagance rots character Train youth away from It." —Theodore Roosevelt. ©IT HDfflskffl SKAGWAY, ALASKA JAPS HAVE HOT Washington, Dec. 20.—Secretary! of the Navy Denby. In his report this afternoon to Congress, stated that the progress on the limitations of arms' settlement has been halted. He says In part that the Japanese min istry of marine has atated that while work preliminary to the scrapping of the ships designated had well be done, the hulls of the vessels will not I be broken up or sunk until the treat-1 ies of the Washington Conference1 have been ratified by all the powers. TO TAKE UP WORLD ECONOMIC PLAN Washington, Dec. 21.—A confer ence of the World Powers is to be called by President Harding If pres ent plans are carried out. This Con ference Is to be called for the pur pose of discussing and If It Is possible reaching some agreement on the world's economic needs. The plan U to work out some agreements, whereby a more stable financial and business relations may be maintain ed among the powers. And uiso to bring about a reduction in the land and sea armaments. This plan was proposed by Senator Borah In an amendment offered today to the pending naval appropriation bill! KLONDIKE KINO LANDS IN PEN. Chicago, Dec. 20.—Albert Grang-. er's conception of having a good time, had an opportunity to display' Itself last night. Ho is foreman of I a gang of men, and having received > $500, for their pay, Granger conceiv ed the idea of representing himself as a "Klondike millionaire .owner of two Alaska Salmon Canneries." He sought out a cabaret girl, wooed her. and married her and a few hours after landed In the local hoosgow on the charge of larceny. TWO APPROPRIATION BILLS TO PRESIDENT Washington, Dec. 20.—Two appro priation bills have passed through Congress and have reached the Pres ident for his signature to make them laws. One is for the Treasury De partment as a supply measure, while tho other carried the allotments for the Commerce and Labor depart ments. JEWS ORGANIZE ARMY IX RUSSIA Moscow, Dec. 20.—The Jewish De fense army, which was secretly or ganized a year ago. for the purpose of protecting the lives and interests of the five million lews living in Rus sia, now numbers five hundred thou sand. The army is patterned after that of Michaol Collins' Irish army before the Free State days. AMERICA DOES NOT MAKE LOAN TO GERMANY | New York, Dec. 20.—Thoma9 W Lamont of the firm of Morgan and Company, addressing the Council of Foreign Relations said that the Am erican people have no intention of making a loan to Germany as the latter party is In no position at pres ent to insure our people with confi dence to buy Its bonds. GRENADE IX BUCKINGHAM GARRAGE London, Dec. 20.—A mills hand I grenade bomb was discovered by the j police on a garbage wagon, which | was calling at Buckingham Palace, the home of the Royal family. Prince George, the young son of the reigning king, was successfully operated upon for appendicitis. JEFFERSON TO CALL AT HYDER Seattle, Dec. 21.—The Alaska S.S. Company announces that the S.S. Jefferson will make Hyder a port of this trip. The Jefferson is scheduled to call at Hyder on every other trip. The new schedule will go into effect call after this trip .She li scheduled PEACE IH1T READY TOR 1URKS Lausaune, Dec. 20.—A draft of the Peace Treaty has been drawn up as a result of the deliberations of the Conference. The draft will be presented to the Turks on Saturday, rhe deliberations of the conference today have been taken up with the luestion of the disposition of the Straits of the Dardanelles. The Conference adjourned yester iay afternoon without reaching an agreement, but at the resumption jf the session today it is expected that an agreement will be reached. NARCOTIC RING REIXO BROUGHT TO BOOK Seattle, Dec. 21.—The exposure )f a narcotic ring which covers the ivLole country and having foreign l^n.dquarters in Germany, Spain and Dfflcial headquarters in New York :or thiB nation. Tho rir.g has agen ;ies in Seattle and every other large slty. This revelation was made to the Treasury Department officials, •vhen they announced the seizure of Wteen large cans of morphine. Mll lons of dollars are involved in the nternational smuggling operations, iccording to the report made by the Federal investigators. CHRISTMAS TREE AT SOCIAL CENTRE The Presbyterian Sunday School nvites all the Kiddies of the town uid all the grown-ups to the Christ aias tree to be given at the Social j Centre on Saturday evening at 7:30. I Phere will be two fine short plays, lome good music and an enjoyable ime. Santa Clans wirelessed from Fairbanks that he is on his way !rom the North Pole and that the nushing is good. He said he would lurejy be here to attend the exer ;ises and to urge all the youngsters :o be there. Come and see if he does lot come. BOLSHEVIKS PLAN TO CUT INDIA OCT London, Dec. 21.—Information of i reliable character has come to the jovernment that Bolsheviks of Rus lia are actively engaged in a plot o separate India from the British Empire. This information has come o the government through official tirclea. FASCISTI AND COMMUNISTS RENEW FIGHT Turin. Dec. 20.—The fight of yes :erday. In which several were killed lid not settle the trouble between the Communists ana the Fascisti. .oday they were at It again, with the result that eight Communists ind two Fascisti h:we been added to the toll of dead. HOUSE WORKING ON EXEMPT TAX BILL Washington, Dec. 20.—The House late yesterday afternoon took up the resolution by Green for a change In the Constitution of the United States whereby future issues of at exempt securities by the government would be prohibited. MURDER SUSPECT ACQUITTED IN SEATTLE Seattle, Dec. 20.—Mrs. Olga Far ley, who was charged with the mur der of Wesley J. Howartb in the Metropole hotel, last May, was tried this week and a jury acquitted her of the murder. WOMEN DENOUNCE "FATTY'S" RE-ENTRY INTO MOVIES Los Angeles, Dec. 21.—The Fed eration ot Women's clubs denounced the re-entry of "Fatty" Arbuckle in to the Movies. FRENCH APPEAR NOT TO WANT SETTLEMENT Washington, Dec. 20.—The State Department has been Informed that powerful French influences are working to prevent any settlement of the German, reparations difficulty. hays commutes "PATTY'S" BANISHMENT Los Angeles, Dec. 2l.—Will H. Hays, the dictator of the movie bus iness, is playing Santa Claus to "Fat ty' Arbuckle. The comedian, who attracted so much unfavorable nor toriety owing to the death of Miss Virginia Rappe, whom he was accus ed of murdering.Hays banished "Fat ty" from fllmdom and censored all his films, this cut the splendid royalties md salary which "Fr.tty" was receiv ing, and made him a suppliant at the feet of his judge. In announcing Ills pardon, Hays declared, that he believed the spirit of Christmas and the Christmas teaching would Berve is a guide, both for Arbuckle in his Future conduct and for the attitude }f the public toward him. HORR ACCUSED OF STEALING FUNDS Seattle, Dec. 21.—Ralph Horr was :licirman of the Veterans of the For 3ign Wars Committee, which organ ized and produced the carnival in Soattle, August 14th. The treasurer sind secretary were T. J. McVay and S. B. Asia, respectively. The latter men charge that Horr converted to liia own use funds which should have gone to defray the expenses of the carnival. The action was filed in the Superior Court by the two men, who were of the citizen's committee, which supervised the expenditures. r.VFT RECOVERING FROM OPERATION Washington, Dec. 21.—William H. raft, chief justice of the U. S. Su-1 l>reme Court, is reported as recov ering from an operation which he underwent at the George Washing ton University hospital on Monday I an the Jefferson's next voyage. WILL A PA POSTMASTER INDICTED-EMBEZZLEMENT | ... i Seattle, Dec. 20.—The federal grand jury yesterday afternoon brought in an indictment against Francis M. Glenn, who is charged j with having embezzled $2,055, while | postmaster at Willapa, Wash. RUSSIAN WANTS GERMANY IN THE CONFERENCE j Lausanne, Dec. 20.—Tchitcherin, the Russian Foreign Minister, in an | address at the Lausanne Conference, on the Near East, demanded of the | conference that Germany be admit ted to membership on the commis-1 sion having the sottlement of the j control of the Dardanelles. OM SALMON IN FAVOR RESERVE Seattle, Dec. 21.—The Salmon Packers, of Southeastern Alas ka representing thirty-six canning plants in that section of Alaska met in conclave today, and went on re cord in an almost unanimous vote iiB favoring the establishment of the federal salmon fisheries reserve in the district covering the territory south of Prince William sound and Including all that territory not in the two reserves recently establish ed. The committee of five, consist ing of C. H. Black, chairman; C. A. Burchardt, F. P. Kendalle, Carl Sut ter, and C. J. Alexander was appoint ed to notify Hoover, secretary of commerce, of the action taken at the meeting, and to urge him to estab lish temporary protective regula tions for the protection of the fish during the 1923 season, and until permanent reserves can be formed. KILLED WHEN THE TOWLINE BREAKS Seattle, Dec. 21.—Raymond C. Smith, a former service man was on his way from Bellingham to Astoria, whither he was bound to seek work on the resumption of business of the four banks which had burned in the Ore. Smith had his family consist ing of his wife and two children. They had some misfortune, his au to going into a ditch, near North Bothel. A towline was attached and in the attempt to extricate the car, the line broke. Smith was in the car stearing it out of the ditch. The break in the towline let the car back into the ditch, which resulted in t' e death of Smith, first he having been injured by the fall and then drown ed in three feet of water. ALL RUSSIAN CONGRESS MEETS Moscow, Dec. 20.—The All Rus sian Congress of Soviets met today. The Congress will consider the pro posal of Ukraine and Georgia, as Russian Soviets for the federal re public. SAVE MATTRESS FROM WHICH DROPS $1,000 Seattle, Dec. 21.—A thousand dol lars in bills dropped from the mat tress which was being removed by firemen from the burning home of Frank Kane. The White Pass & Yukon Route The Gateway Route to Yukon Territory, Atlin and Interior Alaska B«ml-We«kly Train Service between Skaguay and \Vhl(«lior»o daring the Winter Scajion. For full Information regarding passenger and freight mi•»- ^4 ntea BppIy to H. WHEELER, GENERAL MANAGER SKAGUAY, ALASKA OR 510 Als»ka Building, Seattle, Wash.