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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
"ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME
VOL. IX., NO. 1289. ? JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1917. PRICE TEN CENTS
MORE CONFESSIONS STARTLING SEATTLE
LAWSON PLANS TO MAKE EXPOSE
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HIGHER-UPS IN
STOCK GAMBLING
MAY BE NAMED
Lawson Tells Committee
He Will Name One
. Cabinet Official
Who Is Guilty.
SENATOR IS IMPLICATED
Boston Man Claims That
Several Are in League
Benefiting From
Inside Tips.
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LAWSON FAILS
TO MAKE GOOD
WASHINGTON, Jan. J>.? |
I All efforts to get Lawson to !
name his higher-ups failed at
today's hearing and he may
be tried for contempt. "I I
cannot name the Cabinet offi
cer to whom I have referred
I to without mentioning an
other official of higher posi
ftlon," said Lawson, "and
would be more serious than
if I cast a cloud over the
entire Congress and were !
sent to jail myself for life."
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.?Thomas
A. Lawson, the Boston financier,
promised the House rules committee
today that he would disclose the
names of a Cabinet official, a United
States Senator and a New York
banker, whom he says a member of
Congress told him were engaged in
stock gambling partnership. Mr. j
Lawson said if the House rules com
mittee ordered an investigation as a
result of its report on the prelimin
ary hearings he would also give the
committee other names of those
profiting by inside information.
Mr. lawson nearly added a fist!
fight to his list of sensations late
yesterday afternoon when he hurled
at the committee a direct' charge
that it had tried to smother his al-.
legations that official Washington!
was fairly honeycombed with |
'"leaks."
Representative Chiperfield, of Il
linois, hotly resented lawson's
charges and called him a "big four
flusher."
In the excitment lawson arose;
from his seat at the witness stand,
advanced toward Chiperfield. shook
his fist under the Illinois Congress
man's nose, and said: "I demand'
fair play." He fairly shouted this.
The whole room was thrown into |
tumult when a physical clash be
tween Lawson and Chiperfield seem
ed unavoidable. Jerry South, chief
clerk of the House, rushed forward
and seizing Lawson by the arm suc
ceeded in persuading the fiery finan
cier to sit down.
Thereafter Lawson answered ques
tions with a fair degree cf calmness
although Chiperfield once interrupt
ed him to say: "If he goes a little;
further he won't go any further to
day."
INTERNATIONAL CODE
FOR NEUTRAL NATIONS!
WASHINGTON. Jan. ?. ? A new;
international code to protect the
"liberty of neutrals" Is being worked
out by leading North and South
American experts on the basis of !es-j
sons drawn from the present war.
7 WEATHER REPORT?24 Hrs ]' !
Ending at 3 p. m. Today:
r o o *? I
Tuesday, January 9th
Maximum?35.
Minimum?2S.
Precipitat ion?.04.
Cloudy.
Northwest wind.
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(ALASKA QUAKE i
OF YEARS AGO
WAS HISTORIC
Report of the Geological
Survey Says 1399
Quake Was Great
Disturbance.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 9.?The an
nual geological survey report terms
he Yakutat Bay earthquake disturb
xnce In September. 1S99. as one o."
the ten greatest disturbances of his
toric times.
The disturbance referred to above
will be distinctly remembered by
the oldtimers. especially in this sec
tion of Southeastern Alaska. For
three weeks the earth quakes con
tinued and the people were kept in
a partial state of terror. .Many ol i
the shocks were of such a nature ,
that if the cities had possessed
large buildings, these would have
been demolished. At is was many '
two-story structures were damaged -
by the grounds' frequent and severe i
vibrations. The natives for days (
were panic stricken. The shocks ,
ceased as suddenly as they begar.
Various disturbances were report- '
ed at that time along the coast,
islands to the westward disappearing
and tidal waves being reported.
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<' Empire last night stated that ? ?
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POWER SCHOONER J
CONTRACT LET FOR t
THE PACIFIC COAST J
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.?The Over- 1
seas shipbuilding construction com- j
panies awarded a contract by New ,
llork parties today to build four 5
masted auxiliary power schooners.
250 feet long at the Sumner Iron 1
Works plant at Everett, Wash. The t
first ship will be launched July 1, ]
this year.
SETTLEMENT IS ;
MADE IN A CASE !
SY AN ALASKAN j
SEATTLE, Jan. 9. ? A settle
ment of domestic conflict, which
has its origin in {he instinctive di
vergence of the Orient and the Oc
cident, was smoothed over yester
day when Mary Seung, 51, agreed
to a settlement of her divorce suit
which she instituted in May against
her husband. John Seung, 63, a |
wealthy canneryman of Seattle and
Alaska. The signing of the stipula
tion announced by C. Dell Floyd at
torney 'or the plaintiff.
State Pioneer of
Washington Dies ! (
Without Fortune i
PORT TOWNSEND, Jan. 9.?Jo- 1
siah H. Wyckoff, state pioneer and
a claimant to property in New York
City, valued at 5300,000,000, died
hero last night. He wa3 89 years i
old and was one of the descend
ants of the old Dutch -residents of
the Eastern Metropolis. i
Tl i
T STOCK QUOTATIONS T
? = ; 31!
NEW YORK, Jan. 9.?Alaska Gold
closed yesterday at 10%.
Alaska-Juneau at 7%.
American Zinc at 35%.
Butte & Superior at 46.
Ray at 26%.
Chino at 53.
Utah Copper at 101.
Copper metal was quoted at 26%.
RUSSIANS ARE
PREPARED FOR I
NEW OFFENSIVE'
Well Equipped Soldiers!
and Plenty of Munition
Stars a Campaign
in Right Sector.
struggles~7n south
Russians and Rumanians
Engaged in Fierce
Attacks on
Teutons.
COPENHAGEN. Jan. 9. ? The
Russians are preparing for a great
offensive in the Riga sector. Troops
equipped with great quantities of;
munitions, backed by large reserves.!
ire near Mitau and south of Riga, j
Artillery fire has constantly increas-1
id on both sides during the last few I
lays and become extremely voilent.1
The weather is frosty and clear and i
the country is covered with snow, j
DESPERATE FIGHTING ON.
Berlin, Jan. 9.?Desperate fight- '
mg in the valleys leading into the;'
nterior also northern Rumania is .
?eported in today's war office com- ?
nunication. Notwithstanding the '
ietermined Russian resistance, the
reutonic troops have stormed the de
enses on both sides of Kasino and .
Juchitzavallos. [ ?
TEUTON'S STRONG ATTACK.
Petrograd, Jan. 9.?The official '
mnounceraent today says: "Under '
>ressure, Russian and Rumanian de
;achments, occupying positions on; (
:he upper branch of the Suchitza ,
iver and northwest of Fokshani, re- j
ired a little distance eastward. The
iucsians. by a counter attack in!
:he region of Kapatuno restored
heir position as it existed previous
;o yesterday's battle.
"The enemy launched an attack
n dense formation against our
iroops and the Rumanians near i
Peceshi, six versus southwest of Fok- 1
ihani but was repelled by our fire.
"Our detachments have reached \
:he line at Raspitza Lake. The. i
:nemy attacks from Meikenschi and '
)deneski against detachments occu- '
)ying positions on the lower reaches
>f the Buzue river were repulsed." i
FRANCEBALKS |
ON SCHEME OF
A NEW DISPUTE
Objects to Settlement
by Compromise of
the Tien-Tsin
Affairs.
PEKING. Jan. 9.?The French gov
ernment, It Is announced, has re
fused to ratify the proposed com
promise settlement of the Tien-Tsin
concession dispute.
Numerous conference between Dr.
VVu Ting Fang, the Chinese Fjr
aign Minister, and Count de Martel,
the French Charge d'Affaires, a Pe
king dispatch, December 16 annouue
ad, had resulted in a tentative com
promise settlement of the Tien-Tsin
concession dispute. The comprom
ise, It was said, provided for re>
toratlcn by the French to China of
the torritory in question and the re
turn cf Chinese policemen.
China, for her part, agreed to
make the district an International
settlement? open to all the treaty
powers. China also waft to promise
to make an effort to check anti
French demonstrations at Tieu-Tsin.
'Phone It to The Empire."^No. 374.
DOB PUTS UP A
GAME FIGHT TO
SAVE MESS
Assassin Kills a Woman |
and Then Suicides;
No Cause Known
for Crime.
BELLINGHAM. Wash., Jan. 9. ?
That a pet dog put up a game but
losing fight for his mistress some
time laot night was Indicated here
when the police discovered a mur
der and a suicide early this morn
ing. Charles Wilson, a mill hand,
shot his wife and then killed him
self. At the side of the dead wo
man's body was that of her Boston
bull terrier. Wilson's legs were bad
ly lacerated Indicating that the dog
had fought desperately in defenso of
his ml3tress. Wilson had kicked
the dog. its back being broken, then
shot the faithful animal bofore kill
ing his wife and then taking his
own. No cause is known for the
tragedy.
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<? GOSSIP CAUSES *
* MAN TO SUICIDE ?
f BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Jan. *
f 9.?Two were killed and the 4
i' smoking compartment of the +
9> Southern-Railway Birmingham ?
:? special demolished, when 4
C? Lewis DAAKelton, a promiuent *
> local business man, detonated 4- j
?? a quantity of high explosive in 4
I' the lavatory of the car. Wal- 4
!? ton sough refuge in death ?>
> from gossip following his mis- 4
!? trial on a charge of killing his ?
> business partner. He was at 4
> liberty on bonds. 4-;
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SLIPS ONE OVER
ON PASTOR AND
HAKES ESCAPE
SEATTLE, Jan. 9.?Harry Ham
mond, arrested many times for vu- .
rlous offenses and also an ex-con- ?
rict, was released from tho county ]
jail last night upon written request .
if Rev, Mark A. Matthews, that he !
might attend the lntter's prayer '
meeting. Instead of going to the
Jcvotional meeting, Hammond skip
ped. He was awaiting sentence fol
lowing an indictment by the recent (
grand Jury.
PANAMA CANAL
EQUIPMENT TO
BE SENT NORTH
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SEATTLE. Jan. 9.?The Alaska
Engineering commission entered In
to contracts today whereby the
steamship Turret Crown and the
barge St. David, the latter part of
February will begin loading over
5,000 tons of Panama Canal equip
ment at Balboa for delivery at An
chorage.
CHAMP CLAHK BOOM
? FOR PRESIDENCY IS
STARTED BY BRYANITES
WASHINGTON, Jan. 0.?Olio of
the noticeable political currents
since the reassembling of Congress
is a well-defined pupose to start a!
movement for the nomination of
Speaker Champ Clark for the Pres
idency to succeed President Wilson
In 1920. One of the interesting
features of the agitation, if it can
be said to have reached that point,
is that thus far the ultra Bryan men
are behind it, and, it is said, the
movement has the benediction of
Bryan, himself. So far the only
objection that has boon urged
against the plan is the circumstance
that the Speaker will bo 70 years
of age in 1920.
NOVELISTS WIFE IN DIVORCE COLONY AT RENO
j I1R6. OWENC
3J01tN"60"N". p
J ROTH T N f uny. Je
. .?? is. uwen <joiuu>oii, u .n ui iiu: novelist, bave learned
that mj. lie the New Vdrlc divoree eoloiiy at Keno. Nevada.
Before liei iiiarriafjt .Mrs dohnsou was Alias Esther Kllen Cobb,
a aiusrer livinv in $un Erajjeiar* /
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KETCHIKAN IS i
TO BE CLEANED
OP BY OFFICIAL
The U. S. Prosecutor Is
sues Warning That
the Disreputables
Must Get Out.
SECURES FCONVICTION
KETCHIKAN, Jan. 9. ? United
States Assistant District Attorney
William Holzhelmer struck the popu
lar-chord here when lie announced!
yesterday in Court that every dis
reputable character in Ketchikan and
especially the men who were living
off the earnings of the women of the
'District" must gat out.
This announcement followed his
conviction of Clifford Raymond, who J
was found guilty of assault and bat-'
tery upon his woman of the red:
light district. '
District Attorney Holzhelmer se-;
cured a conviction after a hard fight j
and Raymond was fined f500 and ?
sentenced to six months in Jail. Ray
mond's attorney immediately served
notice of appeal.
The citizens are pleased here with
the fight being made by the new
official to clean up the city. There
are none here who fall to admit
that if the men who live off the
earnings of the women were driven
out of town few complaints would j
come from the "district."
Eastern Editor
Dies in the West
On Health Trip
ST. PAUL, Jan. 9.?George Thomp
son, editor of tho Pioneer Press and
the Dispatch died today in Los An-!
geles, according to word recoived
here. Mr. Thompson was :one of the
best known of the Mlssi33lppl Val
ley newspapermen and went to the
Pacific Coast roccntly to attempt to
recuperate his health.
FORTUNE CROSSES BORDER.
LAREDO, Texas, Jan. 9.?A quar
ter of a million dollars In gold and
silver was brought to Laredo from
Mexico and shipped to persons In
El Paso for safokceplng by Mexi
can Counsul Garcia.
EMPIRE ads nave thousands" of
readers.
FRED BRADLEY
UNDER ARREST
ON A WARRANT
Former Manager of the
Standard Oil in This
City Charged With
Being Short.
WILL BE BROUGHT BACK
Fred E. Bradley, farmer local man
ager for the Standard Oil Company,
who left here last week with his
wife, to accept a position in Seattle,
was arrested in Seattle yesterday as
he stepped from the steamer and
was turned over to the Federal au
thorities, acting on complaint tele
graphed from the office of Marshal
H. A. Bi3hop here.
The complaint under which Mr.
Bradley was arrested was sworn to
by J. D. Helps, Alaskan represen
tative of the Standard Oil Company,
and in effect charges that Bradley
is "short in his accounts." The ex
act amount of his alleged peculation
is not known but will bo ascertained
as soon as an inventory has been
made and an investigation complet
ed.
Telegraphic advice that Bradley
had been ar.restod was received to
day by W. W. Casey Jr., chief depu
ty in the marshal's office, and stated
that Bradley would bo sent north as
oon as the propor requisition pa
pers from the Governor of Alaska,
which will be sent south on the first
boat, are honored by the Governor
of Washington.
Seal Herd Shows
Big Increase in
the North Pacific
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9?The gov
ernment reported today that indica
tions are that 100,000 seals have
been added to tho protected herd In
I Bering Sea during the year 1916.
I The North Pacific herd is now be
; Moved to number at least 400,000.
| FOR FRENCH HOME ARMY.
PARIS, Jan. 9.?Henry Berenger
has introduced in the Senate a bill
providing for the mobilization of
civilians in France into an auxll
iary service for the national defense.
The" bill provides for the calling up
of all citizens between the ages of
I 17 and CO.
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GRAND JURY IN
SEATTLE GIVEN
LIQUOR DETAILS
Confession Is Made by
Man Who Declares He
Was Go-Between for
Mayor and Chief.
BOTH DENYTHE CHARGE
Subordinate Officers of
Police Department Are
Trying to Seek
Immunity.
SEATTLE, Jan. 9.?Thi3 city is
all stirred up today following the
report of several confessions that
have been made to the federal grand
jury and the astonishing revelations
of city affairs. It is understood
that an officer by the name of "Mul
len" went before the grand jury
this morning, when that organiza
tion convened after the holiday va
cation, and confessed that he rep
resented Mayor Gill and Chief of
Police Beckingham with the boot
leggers. The confession is reported
to be full of sensations.
It is known that many subordi
nate officers of the police department
are seeking immunity through the
privilege of testifying before the
grand jury as to what they know.
Early this afternoon both the
Mayor and the Chief of Police de
nied that they even knew the man
"Mullen" or that they had ever had
and dealings of any sort with the
illegal liquor traffickers.
All three of the Billingsley bro
thers, according to present plans,
are to plead guilty, to the charges
of violating the laws regarding the
importation of liquor into Seattle,
tnd will tell the grand jury more of
the details on which they have
worked.
Attorney General T. W. Gregory,
>f Washington, D. C., wired District
Attorney Clay Allen this afternoon
:hat he was going all right in the
liquor investigation and that no spe
cial prosecutor was needed to as
sist him.
Dictaphone Used.
A part of tho dictaphone conver
sation which Mullen, the man who
confessed to the grand Jury today,
was given out thiB afternoon by Dis
trict Attorney Clay Allen.
Mullen: "Though 1 would come
up and bcc you. The old man gavo
mo 15 days for a stall."
Logan: "You'vo been trying to
talk to mo for a week."
Mullen: "Yes, I have something
Important for you."
Logan: "I've got a cold, Mullen,
s.nd my ears are bad. Talk louder."
Mullen: "Beckingham wants to
f.x It up with you fellows. He
gave me fifteen days oft to see, you
fellows and get you out of town,
Fred."
Logan: "How about that 7500
hones we got up?"
(Continuod on Page 8.)
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STEAMER MOVEMENTS |
and Mail Information
NOW BOUND NORTH
; None.
SCHEDULED SAILINGS j
I City of Seattle Is scheduled to j
sail from Seattle tonight.
Alameda is scheduled to sail 1
from Seattle Friday morning, j
; AI-KI is scheduled to sail from
Seattle tomorrow,
j Prince John is scheduled to sail
from Prince Rupert tonight
Princess Sophia is scheduled to
sail from Vancouver on Sat
urday.
SOUTHBOUND SAILINGS
Mariposa is expected south Fri
day or Saturday.
Spokane is due about Sunday.
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'Phono it '.o The Empire. No. 374.

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