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©he Ipatitj Jilaakan // — O J <RO. 138. .£» vf TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR SKAGWAY, ALASKA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1022 i r PRICE TUN CENTS INTERIOR OEPI. Washington. Dec. 23.—The An nual Supply Bill, for the various branches of the Interior department of the Government service was pre sented to Congress. The bill carries an appropriation of $294,215,300. This bill carried an appropriation of $ IS.000. for the suppression of the liquor traffic in Alaska. It is cus tomary to carry this item in the bill, but it was not included in the bud get estimate, but was restored. The sum of one million dollars was pro vided for the maintenance and op eration of th" government railroad and the construction of the road, this wa3 approved. The bill also carried an estimate of $50,000 for the main tenance and operation of steamers and ot t»r boats on the Yukon river at d it tributaries, and makes avail able for the construction of new s' nmers and barges. 575.000 of the amount realized from the sale of corid- mr.ed property. Alaska will also set $35,Ul>0 for education med ii .il rel et 590.000 reindeer propo gation $10,000 care of the insane $142,500 and for game protection - VOLSTEAD TO SUCCEED HAWKS Washington. Dec. 22.—Political dope, which is passing current in the C;.p.tal City.is t'::at arter March 4th. when Andrew Volstead, the author of the Volstead Act. passes from Con gress. he will be placed at the head of the prohibition enforcement department to succeed Major Roy Havnes, who is tha present incum bent LADY RHONDA granted divorce London. Dec. 22.—Lady Rhonda, who was elected to a seat in the House of Lords, but whom that body denied the privilege to sit in the scat, was granted a divorce from Sir Humphrey Mackworth, on the ground of misconduct. Civil. WAR VETERAN* MAKE KOI RT11 VENTURE Seattle. Dec. 22.—Conrad Plank, aged SO, and a civil war veteran took to himself a helpmate, who is her self one year his senior. Plank is not only a veteran in years, and by virtue of his record in the civil war. and in the matrimonial line he is no novice as.this is his fourth ven ture. If. Ulil AFTHfi MURDERERS Mer Rouge, La., Dec. 23.—The bodies of Major Daniels and Thom as Richards, alleged victims of the Ku Klux Klan, were recovered from Lake Lefourche. The murdered men were never seen after they were carried away on August 24th, by hooded and masked band of men. New Orleans, Dec. 23.—Machine Gun. Company D. of the Louisiana National Guard were ordered into active service tonight. They are out to bring about the arrest of the meu who are responsible for the mur der of the two men. Daniels and I Richards, whose bodies were recov ered from Lake Lafourche today. Mer. Rouge. La.. Dec. 23.—Gover nor Parker arrived in the city today and is taking personal charge of the situation here. Attorney General Ccco attended by a 3peclal train with two companies of Louisiana National Gu: rd arrived at Bastrop this morn ing. The Militiamen have pitched their catup on the courthouso square. MELLON Sl'ED FOR INCOME TAX Pittsburg. Dee. -22.—Warren H. Stanklrk, a special assistant to the United States District Attorney has brought suit against Secretary of the Treasury Mellon, for collection of income tax alleged to be due. It is alleged that the Secretary Is short to the sum of $231,666 and It Is for the collection of this sum that the suit has been instituted. CHl'RCH OF NOTRE DAME QUEBEC Bl'RNED Quebec. Dec. 22.—The Church of Notre Dame De La Recouvrance. the oldest Basilica in the city, in which were many of the art treasures of the Catholic church of Canada, was destroyed by fire this morning. SENATOR REED DECORATED BY WEEKS Washington, Dec. 22.—Senator Reed of Pennsylvania, was the re cipient of a decoration by Secretary of War Weeks. The decoration was a Distinguished Scrvice Medal, for exceptional service in war time. BANDITS GET COAL CO. PAY ROLL CASH Pittsburg, Dec. 23.—Ross Dennis, the paymaster of the Pittsburg Coal Company with twenty thousand dol lars in a satchel was shot and wound ed by bandits who escaped with the satchel containing the twenty thou sand dollars in currency. Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan HI D ON'T let the dimes and dollars slip through your linger* without knowing where they go. Plan to let the bank take care of all your funds—then you -v... your money goes, and for what it goes. -a*. V 3 ££j 61 JLi ii 1IPISU "Extravagance rots character Train youth away from it." —Theodore Roosevelt. Barnnlk ©ff RJaisikffl SKACWAY, ALASKA My Christmas Wish A Good, Glad Ckrisfmastide, my friend, To you and yours is die wisli 1 send. May all your fomorroTrs Lave sides of blue, A nd all your friends Le loving and true. HOMES OF MOSCOW BADLY CONGESTED j London, Dec. 22.—Six hundred ! million dollars are required to re build Moscow, according to Colonel the Hon. F. H. Cnpps, who has just been Riven an almost unlimited con tract by the Soviet government. "One million five hundred thous and people in Moscow are living in less than 160.000 apartments, an av erage of roughly ten to an apart ment," says Cripps, who has Just re turned. "A return to pre-war nor mal conditions would involve the cre ation of another 120,000 apartments. Cripps has already completed a number of large buildings for the Soviet and repaired a number of others. The question of payment ts, of course, the chief difficulty. "At present," says Cripps. "I re pair the building, and In turn the Soviet gives me the complete lease for a period varying from eighteen to twenty years. Where they have been household dwellings ( I have simply beoti inundated with would be tenants. But 1 take care only to arrange lettings on a gold-ruble ba sis. "I was Impressed by the manifest Improvement in social conditions. Law and order aro well preserved, | and things are gradually returning to the normal. It looks as though the present Government, although a small oligachy, will remain, for ttey are strong, and there seems to bo no alternative administration. The famine is quite over, and the shops are filling^ with Gorman goods." LLOYD GEORGE OFF FOR A REST London. Dec. 23.—Lloyd George has left London for a ten day's rest at a Spanish watering resort. IMPORTANT CASE DECIDED IX FAVOR OF LOCAL BANK The only large lawsuit tried since the towir of Anchorage has been in existence was the case of Conroy, trustee, versus the Bunk of Anchor age. This case grew out of the fact ih.-.t the hank had advanced the Mat atiuska Coal company the sum of about $17,000. Tho company was adjudicated a bankrupt within four mouths after it had repaid the bank, and the trustee in bankruptcy, M. J. Conroy, through the action of some of the creditors of the defunct Matanuska Coal company, brought suit against the bank to recover the sum received, with interest and costs which would amount to a total of ap proximately $25,300. The case was tried by a Jury, after the district court, Judge Brown pre siding, had overruled the bank's mo tion to dismiss the complaint and a verdict was rendered for the trustee. The bank appealed the case to the circuit court of appeals at San Fran cisco, and t'lis morning the following wire was received: "San Francisco, Cal., Dec. 4, 1922. "Ray & David, Anchorage. "Bank of Anchorage vs. M. J. Con roy, reversed, with direction to dis miss action. Opinion forwarded. "MONCTON, "Crelk, Circuit Court of Appeals." Sherman Duggan and W. M. Rag er represented Mr. Conroy In the ac tion, and Ray & David represented the bank. TAFT IMPROVES Washington, Dec. 22.—Chief Jus tice Taft is continuing to show im provement from the affects of the operation he recently underwent. SIX m FOR MINI ROBBERY Santa Fe, N. M., Dec. 23.—Six men, with heavy suitcases, who ar rived from Las Vegas in a car this morning are in the county Jail, pend ing investigation. The authorities which have ordered the arrest of the men think they have some of the men implicated in the robbery of the United States Federal Reserve truck with $200,000 of Denver mint funds. LITHUANIA ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT Riga, Dec. 23.—Lithuania gives herself a Christmas present in the form of a new President. His name is A. Stllginski. SEATTLE VOTES RELIEF FOR ASTORIA Seattle, Dec. 23.—The City Coun cil voted to send ten thousand dol lars relief to Astoria, which was ruined by flro. During the year, Se attle has erected new buildings which aggregate a valuation of twen ty million dollars. GIVE UP HOPE OF U. S. LOAN TO GERMANY London, Dec. 22.—The papers have given up hope that the U. S. will make a loan to Germany, so that she may make a payment on the war reparations. OLD DEARBORN ST. STATION GOES UP IN SMOKE Chicago, Dec. 22.—Dearborn St. Station, one of the landmarks in the city of Chicago, and one of the big passenger stations of the middle west metropolis was distroyed by fire last night. POLICE FAIL PROTECT GASH St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 23.—Robbers are bold In tbe Metropolis of Miss ouri. A collector of a dry good's concern who was guarded by police men was held up and robbed yester day afternoon of five thousand dol lars. SENATE FINDS CAUSE FOR OIL PRICE Washington, Dec. 23.—The Sen ate Committee, which is Investigat ing the Standard Oil Company, de termined the cause of the stiff price lu crude oil. TO SOW GRAIN WITH AIRPLANES Tulare, Cal., Dec. 23.—A group of farmers are arranging for an at tempted feat of sowing their grain acreage from an airplane. CANADIAN LIVING COSTS BACK TO PRE-WAR LEVELS Montreal, P. Q., Dec. 22.—Living costs in Canada are nearlng pre war levels, the average cost of the weekly family budget, according to government statistics now being $10.28, as compared with 11.82 last year, and $15.95 in 1920. The index of wholesale prices is lower than it has been in years. Fi nancial experts points out that the decline in commodity prices has been accompanied by a remarkable re vival of business throughout the Do minion. The past year, they say, has been the last struggle In the transition from the period of post war depression. Unemployment virtually has disap peared. The harvest in the West drained the East of workers and cre ated a temporary labor shortage in several lines of industry. The in crease in construction industries is furnishing work to thousands. "Improved foreign trade has been a big factor in the revival," says the statement. "The first six months of this year show a favorable trade blance of approximately $32,000,000. as compared with an adverse trade brlance of about $35,000,000 a year ago. Since the war, the Dominion has risen from ninth to fourth place among the exporting nations of the world and now leads all the coun tries in the per capita volume of ex ported goods." The White Pass & Yukon Route The Gateway Route to Yukon Territory, Atlin and interior Alaska Semi-Weekly Train Service between Skaguay and WhiUhorM during the Winter Season. For (oil information regarding passenger and freight ^ rated apply to H. WHEELER, GENERAL MANAGER SKAGUAY, ALASKA or 510 Alaska Building, Seattle, Wash.