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XOL. XXIX., NO. 4362. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1926. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE TEN CENTS PLAN NEW ALASKA ROAD SYSTEM Confesses Killing Wife and Eight Stepchildren TEXAN ADMITS , KILLING NINE IN ONE FAMILY Also Confesses Murdering Woman and Three Child ren in California. FAREWELL. Texas, Dec. 2s. (leorge J. Hassell yesterday confessed slaying his wife and eight stepchil dren. whose bodies were found last Friday on the llassel farm near here. He also confessed killing a woman and three children in Cali fornia, three years ago. llassell said he killed Ins wife and seven stepchildren on December s after his wife accused him of in- , timacy with her oldest daughter. Hassell shot the oldest boy two; days later. The boy was away at the ! time he killed his wife and her' other children. When the boy re- ■ turned, Hassel said the remainder of the family were visiting in Okla-1 homa. llassell saitl he induced 111” boy to’ play a game of cards with him. Th: j hoy fell asleep and llassell shot him! and placed the body with the others; in a shallow dug-out, D) feet from the kitchen door. Hassell refused to give th' names! of his California victims. “I had just quarreled with my wife,” said Hassell. "1 went out to ! the barn and took a drink of whis- j key. When 1 returned the wife be- ! gan quarrelling again. 1 grabbed a 1 hammer and struck her. Sh? fell to ; Hr; floor. The smallest baby began crying. I reached down and choked > it then a secured a stocking and ; tied it around the baby’s neck. I do i not know why, but when 1 saw what j I had done, I decided the best thing to do was to kill the whole outfit.” ; B!G STRIKE OF ; GOLD REPORTED IN CALIFORNIA i SAC HAM UNTO, Cal.. Dec. 28. The Sacramento Union, the daily news paper here, says a gold strike, re ported to tie the most important in California’s history lias iieen made in the Big Buzzard min ■. nine miles j northeast of Folsom, in Klrodado County . (ieorge W. Peltier, banker, and Albert C. Vandercook, metallurgist, owners of the mine, announced enough ore has been blocked out to insure operation for four years. A ei stamp mill will tie erected in the Spring. The mineralized zone is from 200 to 500 feet wide and besides gold carries silver and copper in paying quantities. Shots Awaken Children Who Find Mother Dead HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 28.—Shots awakened four children who found their mother, Mrs. Maria A. Ilivas, Joe Tapia and Amastico Tejeda, all dead. Tejeda, the children said, had been ordered from the house two months ago. He returned two weeks ago and announced he was going to kill the entire family some time. --I Sees Jail Mrs. Paul Gibson, of Phila dcphia, divorced wife of Ad dison Gibson, oil operator, re fused to accept bail when sbe was arrested in New York on a charge of driving while drunk. “I want to see the in side of a New York jail,” she said. She did. (International Newsreel) TO SEAT SMITH, THEH OUST HIM WASHINGTON, Dec. 28. Republi can arid Jremocrat insurgent leaders have agreed to allow Frank I,. Smith, of Illinois, to lake his seat when the Senate reconvenes and will then vote in days later on ousting him for his ralnpaifcn expendilures. Mounted Policeman Is Killed in Fire, Arctic VANCOUVER, ti Dec. 28.— Constable Rhodes, mounted police man. was killed in a lire that de stroyed tiie police headquarters at Fort Hue, 250 miles south of the Arctic Circle on December ti. Con stable Armstrong was severely in jured. Messengers hiked 400 miles to Fort Smith with word of the fire. Dies from Infection Received in Operating MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. Dec. 28.— William P. Murray, of the University of Minnesota, died today from an infection received while operating. SALESMANSHIP ABROAD BOOSTS FOOD EXPORTS 1» NEW YORK, Dec. 28.—American foodstuffs, pushed by American sales manship, have entered every country of the world. A recent survey shows that “buy ers' resistance” and the gastronomic prejudice of home-fed natives have capitulated to a tickled palate. Japan and China smack their lips over steaming corned beef hash and canned sausage. India is growing sturdy on Columbia river salmon and California fruit. And Brazil keeps the American market swamped with de mands for canned asparagus. Tariff Walla Scaled Not even tariff walls, which the European nations erected hastily af ter the armistice, have been greatly effective before the onslaught, ex port records show. Salesmanship is largely respon sible. Salesmen in foreign countries gen erally adopt the same methods used in America, it is pointed out. It pays to advertise—anywhere. And canned milk with a Burmese label appeals ns strongly to the Asiatic fancy as the American label appeals here. Imports Follow Immigrants In most cases. American goods are (Continued on Page Six.) STOCK MARKET AT CLOSE OF PRESENT YEAR BETTER THAN AT CLOSE OF 1925 7 ^ ' T l . S. Fundamentally I Sound. Declares | Pres. Coolid^e I _ | 1 WASH INC!TON. Du-. 2S. Pres ident t'oolidgc pronounced Amer ica in a fundamentally sound condition. He is pleased with the situation at the end of Hie old ! year. Secretary of Labor Davis 1 has informed the President that opportunities for employment are | increasing, notable in the east LARGE SUMS BE REFUNDED ILLEGAL TAX Secretary Mellon Asks Con-J gress for Authority to 1 Refund Millions. WASHINGTON, Dec. 28. Secre tary of Treasury Mellon has asked Congress for authority to refund $174,120,077 illegally collected in tsa ck for the fiscal year of 1027 and prior. About 287,000 firms or per sons will get refunds from one cent to hundreds of thousand of dollars, A truck hauled u list of closely typed beneficaries to the Capitol. Those to receive refunds include the Hritish-American Tobacco Co. I $150,000. New York Tribune $8UG. 000, Tiffany and Company $101,000, Albers Brothers Milling Company, of Portland, Ore., $101, OOn, John D. Rockefeller, Sr, $77,000. William Gibbs MeAdoo $7,700 and National] Democratic Club of New York $17, 000. Contracts Let for Mines Building at Wash. Univ. SEAT TLE. Dec. 2S.—The Board I of Regents of the University of j Washington lias awarded contracts i amounting to $104,0110 for the con-' struct ion of a Mines Building, dis regarding Gov. Hartley’s request that tlie money not lie used under the bids submil ted. Last April the structure could have been built for $00,000 but increases in plumbing, heating and electrical cost is noted. Unless the building is completed by April 1. next year, the $150,000 apropriation will revert to the Stale. Chile Copper to Redeem Bonds Not Due Until ’32 NEW YORK, Dec. 28.—Chile Cop per has called for a redemption of tlie outstanding 0 per cent bonds, April 1 series A due in 1932 at 110 and interest, convertible into stock i at $35 a share, until March 31. The surplus for the first 9 months are! declared to be $8,588,284, or $1.95] per share. Husband Finds Wife j Strangled to Death KANSAS CITY. Mo., Dec. 28.— Mrs. Bonnie Pace, aged 23 years, was found dead In her home last night, strangled to death. Her hus band found the body when he re turned from work. Planning Big Funeral For Emperor of Japan — TOKYO, Dec. 2,8.—The Govern ment Is spending $1,500,000 for the funeral of the Emperor, which will he held in February. Twenty-three Dead in N. Y., from Holiday Drinks NEW YORK, Dee. 28.—Twenty three deaths have resulted in this city from Christmas drinks. NEW YORK, Dec. 28.—Despite one of the severest reactions in stock ex change history last March, anil in dications of a slowing down in some major lines ol' business in 1927, the general level of stock prices at the dose of the year is well above that i at the end of 1925. Rond prices have risen to the highest levels since 1912. In both tile bond and stock markets, (lie total volume of husi-1 ness in 1928 was slightly below that I of 1925. The major treiH of stock prices has been upward since the earlyj j summer of 1924 although the big ■ "bull” movement, did not get under i way until after the Presidential elec tion that year. At the beginning of 1920 prices were rising and continued thut way. with a few minor inter ruptions, until late in February when a heavy liquidating movement started. | culminating in the disastrous March ; break which reduced quoted value:, [of listed securities several billion , dollars in ihe aggregate. , Charp Reaction Alternate periods of weakness and strength characterized the late spring markets, with a rather definite up | ward tendency apparent again by I early summer. This continued iinlil I Ihe e irlv fall when another sharp | reaction 'ook place. In the closing I months of Ihe year prices started to climb again, the industrial aver age touching the highest level ever recorded in the crjast mouth of the year. While it is generally conceded that the trend of business and money ! rates undoubtedly will determine III" | movement of security prices in 1927. | predictions of bankers and other competent observers of market co i ' dilions are more qualified than usual lat this season of the year, indicating [ widespread uhcertainty. Those com I milted to the cycle theory of husi j ness and market trends naturally I look for a downward readjustment of values while others see Mottling j in fundamental conditions that would warrant a general recession, although admitting that irregularities may de velop in certain lines. Sources of Uneasiness Three principal sources of uneasi ness are: 1), the huge volume of hank funds invested in securities: L'i, tiie rapid growth of installment buying, and lit. the low price of commodities, particularly cotton. In ability of business and commercial channels to absorb the huge iinpor's of gold within the last few years, necessitating the employment of funds derived from its sale in the securities markets, is Relieved to be responsible for the gigantic invest ment of banks in stocks and bon Jr I While methods of financing install ment purchases undoubtedly have been improved and strengthened i:i the last year or two, the extensive [use of this method particularly in | the purchase of motor cars, radios and other luxuries, Is regarded as a source of danger in some quarters, land it Is generally conceded that i the real test of the system will not | come until the country enters a I period of general depression. The de i dine in commodity prices is feared | largely because of its adverse effect on purchasing power, particularly in | the agriruliurul regions. ■ Favorable factors in the situation as the year draws to a close are*: Ian abundance of credit at relatively low rates: comparatively low in ventories. resulting largely from so ■ called "hand to mouth” buying and quick and efficient transportation, in creasing industrial efficiency, especi ally through tlie more general use of labor and time saving devices; j absence of any serious labor disputes j and a generally high rate of em I ployment, and gradual economic re habilitation abroad. Steel Shares Fluke On the other side of the ledger are: a slowing down in steel pro duction and building construction, the low price of cotton; increasing foreign competition; the relatively low margin of profit in many indus tries, and the large volume of brok ers’ loans. Steel shares, as a group, failed to make much progress although United States Steel common sold at the highest price on record in reflection of an unusually prosperous peace time year, despite the lower (Continued on Page Two.) “Bud's” Fiancee Comes to Town Lena Wilson (left), Canadian woods girl, came fo NeW York with Mrs. James A. Stillman, wife of the banker andi future mother-in-law, to purchase her trousseau for beg, marriage to James (Bud) Stillman. > (International Newsreel) PASADENIANS PREPARE FOR FLORAL FETE « Expect Almost One Million Guests at Tournament of Roses, New Year’s Day. j I'ASAHIONA. Cal., Dim . as. Cali-1 fornia's famous mid-winter floral i fete, the Tournament of llm s. v. i 11 I be held here January first fot tin thirty-eighth time on as many con secutive New Year's Days. As in the past, the day’s program will comprise a gorgeous parade of I flower-decked floats in the morniug, i tin interscctional football game at the Rose Howl in the afternoon and a hall at one of tiie Pasadena hotels in the evening. Preparations are being made for handling a crowd ot almost one mil i lion persons. Last year's attendance ! | was estimated as approximately .son-' 1000. Many of those who attend the | forthcoming tournament will Journey two-thirds of the way across the United States on special Tournament or Roses trains operated by three trans-continental railroads. More than 100,000 others will travel from their Southern California homes on four car electric Interurban trains run into Pasadena at three-minute in tervals over two lines. The remaind er -numbering hundreds of thousands 7 will surge into Pasadena between midnight and ten o'clock New Year’s morning In automobiles that will run four anil five abreast over half a * (Continued on Page Seven.i 1 II omen ami ( hildrcn Hailed I nder Ice NIKOIjAKVSK on Hi- Amur. lUisBiu. Dei. 2.V MimntuinouH waves from i li«* Pacific Ocean, during a snow storm, hurled Ioiih of icf■ upon fishing villages bury ing women and children aliva. The men were away fishing. 2 VOLCANOES | ARE ERUPTING IN KAMCHATKA f’KTltOJ’A VLOVSK. Kamchatka, Dec. 2k. Inhabitants have fled to j lie bills when Montnovsky and j Aval'hinskay Sopka erupted hurlin'; molten earth on tile city. Violent rumbling preceded the eruptions. The! property damage is heavy. Trapper Found Dying; Rescued by Indians Nli’AWI.V. Saskatchewan, Dec. 28. Indians have ended a Kin mile dog team journey, bringing W. II. Wil liams, trapped and prospector, whom they found in his cabin, near death from hunger and exposure, for medi cal treatment to this place. Williams left here six months ago in a caboe. He became lost, lie was unable to [Speak when found by Indians. w m FIVE DEAD, XMAS LIQUOR DETROIT. Mich.. Dec. 28.—Five | persons are dead here as the result ■of drinking Christmas litptor. DELEGATION OF ALASKANS PLAN NEW ROAD AID Resolution to be Presented at American Road Builders Assoc. CHICAGO, 111., Dec. 28,—A cable gram has been received announcing the departure of the Alaskan dele gation for the American Road Build ers Association convention here Jan uary 10-14. it declared the delegation will pre sent a resolution requesting the Gov ernment to Imild a road system link ing the principal towns with gold fields and which are needed to de velop these resources. Tlte Territory of Alaska will he represented at I ho convention by M. D. Williams, Assistant Engineer, B I’. It., of litis city, and possibly by Col James (1. Steese if lie returns from abroad in time which is said at local Alaska Hoad Commission headquarters to lie unlikely. Nothing is known here of any resolution re ganling roads connecting towns with undeveloped gold fields. MaJ. L. E. Oliver, of the Road Commission, said today the Com mission hud forwarded a set of maps, properly marked showing roads, trails ami projected routes, and a cabinet of photographs showing vari ous Alaskan scenes and roads. He knew nothing of any resolution. Col, S' shc. h<- said, was not due to reach Washington front abroad, where ho has been attending an International Navigation Congress, earlier than January 10 and possibly not until several days later. INTERVENTION U. S. POLICY WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.—Presi dent Conlidge is of the opinion that American intervention in Nicaragua is proceeding along the lines the railed Slates has traditionally fol lowed. F. C. Johnstone Will Be Buried Tomorrow, Seattle SEATTLE, Dec. 28.—Frederick C. Johnstone, well known in Alaskan industries, who died yesterday, will he buried tomorrow at the Scottish Kite Temple. Rose Croix will perform flic service. Rev Mark A. Matthews will make a brief address. FOREMAN'S FUNERAL CONDUCTED BY ELKS SEATTLE, Dec. 28.—The funeral services of Edward Foreman, well known Alaskan, tor 20 years one of tue proprietors of the Golden North Hotel at Skagway, was conducted yesterday under the auspices of the Seattle Elks. Mr. Foreman was a member of the Skagway Lodge of Elks. Alaska Miners In Accident * In Interior DITTDK SQUAD MINK, Alaska Dec. 27. Awakened at 2:30 o’clock yesterday morning by a malutnute scratching and whining at his door, Oscar Ottersonix, miner, found his dog Nigger with a penciled note, tied to his collar, which read: “Coni-', both seriously injured, explosion." Nigger had been lent a few days before to J. B. Shaw, who was min ing with his partner, C. Dunlap, on Toben Creek. The two men started in the dark ness without a trail, over the barren | .'1,000 foot pass with the temperature I at 40 below. Ottersonix left his cabin imme diately and set out to find Shaw and Dunlap. He reached them yes terday forenoon, then returned to the Squaw Mine Signal corps Station and radioed to Fairbanks for an air plane. Both nien were taken to the hospital at Fairbanks. Dunlap had been blinded by an explosion of a box of denotators. Shaw was laco rated on his face and body. The ex plosion occurred when they tell over a cliff.