Newspaper Page Text
THE ALASKA ALLY EMPIRE %
“ALL TIIE NEWS ALL THE TIME” VOL XIII, NO. 1848. ‘ _JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1918._MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE TEN CENT* NEW GERMAN GOVERNMENT BEING FORMED . y ____i___—— IS ALMOST CERTAIN TO I _______ SULZER GAINS ALMOST INSURE A RE-ELECTION Carries llliamna and Chis ana by 19, Giving Him Net Gain of 22 Over Previous Vote. TERRITORIAL LEAD IS 40 With Only Seven Precincts Missing, Which Expected to Carry, Sulzer Now Has Safe Lead. Returns received last night and this morning from Chisana and Il liamna in the Third Division give Deelgate Charles A. Sulzer a major ity of 19 for re-election, increasing his lead in the Territory to 40, and almost insuring his re-election by a small but substantial plurality on the face of the returns. His total plurality in the Territory should be about 50. Chisana precinct gave Sulzer 7 and Wickersham 2, and Illiamna gave Sulzer 14 and Wickersham 0. Two years ago Chisana gave Wick ersham 8 and Sulzer 4 and Illiamna gave Sulzer 7 and Wickersham 6, This makes a net Sulzer gain in these precincts over two years ago of 22 votes. •••* UNREPORTED PRECINCTS There are now only seven unre ported precincts in the Third Divis ion—Ninilchik. Kenair Chignik, Sa nak, Choggiung, Nushagak and Nak nek. Two years ago these precincts cast 126 votes, as follows: Sulzer 64, Wickersham 63, Mrs. Lena Mor row Lewis 9. This includes the vote In the precincts that two years ago were eliminated because of failure to comply with the Australian ballot law. Advices from Valdez say that if all the missing precincts held elec tions this year they were probably carried by Sulzer. It is reported, however, that the Bristol Bay pre cincts which gave Wickersham 19 ma jority two years ago, did not hold elections this year. PRESENT STANDING The pluralities of the several Di visions on the returns now received, the seven precincts and Hadley not included, are as follows: Sulzer Wick. First Division . C9 . Second Division . 191 Third Division 166 . Fourth Division . 6 . 231 191 Suizer’s plurality 40. CHISANA PRECINCT SHU8HANNA JUNCTION, Dec. 20. —ChiBana precinct gives Sulzer 7, Wickersham 2; Murray for Represen tative 9; Galen for Road Commission er 8, Wilson I. (Signed McCarthy News.) — ILLIAMNA RETURNS VALDEZ, Dec. 20.—Returns receiv ed last night and this morning: Illiamna—Sulzer 14. Wickersham 0. Chisana—Sulzer 7, Wickersham 2. This gives Sulzer a lead of 156 in the Third Division and 46 in the Territory. Seven precincts unreported two years ago gave Sulzer 54 and Wicker sham 63. It is believed that if they held elections this year they gave Sulzer a small majority. , - f-*7 ONLY 3 SHOPPING DAYS UNTIL XMAS One more shopping day this v/eek and just two more next week and then comes Christmas. There is going to be some “tall rustling” j on the part of those who have not yet secured the entire list of Christmas pres ents. and they’d better hur | ry. Christmas will not stop I just to accommodate them. | And the Kiddies must be j made happy. GOV. RIGGS IS PLAYED BP BY SEATTLE PAPER Declares That He Is the Only American Governor with An Office in Washington. HIS PLANS FOR ALASKA Riggs Was the Host of Western Governors and Made the Most of His 'Opportunity. SEATTLE, Dec. 20.—The Post In telligencer in a special from Wash ington, says Gov. Thomas Riggt, Jr. is the only American Governor with an office in Washington. Gov. Riggs, the special says, was a host at a meeting of Western Gov ernors, who discussed reconstruc tion problems. It says Gov. Rigs* hopes the Governors will name Alas ka for the next year’s meeting place. Secretary of the Navy Daniels will ask Secretary Baker to provide an Army transport for the Governors’ trip to Alaska and meetings win be held on board Various coast points will be visiteu. Possibly the Interior will also be visited, at least the mw Government railroad. * Ti e "Governors, the special says, will also tour Washington State. It is understood that this program will be followed if half or more of the Governors can attend the con ference. --w -v W POLICE SENT TO PREVENT SPREAD OF INFLUENZA - i DAWSON. Dec. 20 Police have been sent to Champagne Dividing to prevent Indians from carrying the influenza into the Yukon. There is. I no influenza in the Territory. Skagway is quarantining all trav | olers for a short period. It is be lieved that the Yukon is the only I part of the North American Conti i pent free from the epidemic. Dawson has ordered serum to be ! ready for an emergency. DEMOCRATIC LEADERS WANT PROGRAM OF EXPENDITURES CUT WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.—1The Sen ate Democratic steering committee i yesterday afternoon discussed meas ures to compel Departmental Govern ment heads to reduce expenditures. No action has been taken as yet. It is understood there is a general disposition to undertake some move ( towards bringing greater economics in the re-adjustment from a war to a peace basis. RECOMMENDS BOARD OF ARBITRATION TO PASS ON HOG ISLAND WASHINGTON, Dec. 20—The De partment of Justice reports that the i Hog Island ship yard in a searching investigation has disclosed no crimin al liability, and recommends that a board of arbitration determine what part, if any, of the $60,000,000 ex pended on the plant by the Govern ment is in excess of reasonable nec essities. CHRISTMAS TOYS MADE BY WORKERS OF THE RED CROSS SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 17. '— Christmas stocks of toys, made by the Junior Red Cross auxiliaries in the western division, are being sent to Red Cross shops connected with local chapters. Several .thousand dollars already have been received for the toys made by school children who be long to the Junior Red Cross,, it was announced at headquarters here. 1 M fp90i«ni9 B.ayidwa anx i BOLO FACING THE FATE OF A TRAITOR &OLQ PACHA on.* TFA1A.L UKPSXWVOO * WASHINGTON', SO, -Pe; fty Prosecutin'? A: lor-. C: .; r-, 1 !)• rk er of New Ynrlt. t>.M ri<-• Pena to Committee of it- ! » Pi-h.'s activltie in helping German .• promote the Paris Journal, anrl also his attempts to form an alliance between the Jour nal ms-! J '.tivjc&CL1! Jhierican papers, lie gave imioh interesting detail of the operations i.f i'olo before the C'omniittce which is investigating the evidence of German propaganda in the United States. MAXIMUM PRICES OP COPPER WILL NOT BE RENEWED WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.— The War Industries Board to day announced that the maxi mum prices of copper fixed by the Board will expire on January 1st. They will not bo renewed by the Board. ULSTER PROBLEM STILL REMAINS TO BE SETTLED YET - I LONDON, I tee. 20.—In the: Irish! election and strength shown by ^he Sinn Feiners, whichever form of the Irish demand eventually takes place j the problem of l ister, which has1 been practically the sole obstacle to an Irish settlement will still rc main. Even if the Peace Conference ! ever deat with the Irish question this obstacle would have to be faced There is a Home Rule Act now in; the statute book. It was postponed until the end of the war subject to* an arrangement with Ulster. No ar rangement has been made. Both the ; Sinn Feiners and the Nationalists are now agreed that no arrangement "shall be made, and that Ireland be treated as a unit. ANOTHER APPEAL FROM GERMANY TO THE UNITED STATES WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.—Despite Secretary Lansing’s emphatic admo#i tlon that such communications must not be addressed to the United States alone, the German Government ha sent another appeal. It asks for the modification of the armistice terms and for food. The receipt of the note did not differ from the course pursued regarding other notes. -» —I FAMOUS UMPIRE DIES: VICTIM OF THE “FLU” SEATTLE. Dec. 20.—Francis O’ Loughlin, the famous American League umpire, died here of in fluenza. He was nicknamed "Silk.'’ BOSTON, Dec. 20. —O’Loughlin um jjired for the American League since ! its organization. He was rated as one of picturesque figures In the baseball world in the long drawn out strikes and ball contests. PEACE PARTY OF JAPANESE ARE NOW ENROUTE; One Section Reaches Hon-j olulii for San Francisco i and Across the Continent. HOVOI.UMJ, l'ec. 20.—One section | of the Japanese peace party lias ar-j rived here enroute to San Francisco.' It include- i'.aron Makitri, (Jen. Vara, %'iee Admiral Takeshita and at tendants. Forty member! of another section of the party, including Marquis Sai or.ji. who head the mission, are to meet the first s ction in l’aris. They are going by tl. Indian ocean route. FROM COLORED MEN WASHINGTON, Dec. 2*>. The Na tional Colored Congress of the World and Democracy has elected eleven; peace commissioners to go to Ver sailles and petition the abolition of restrictions against the race. TO POSTPONE ACTION WASHINGTON, Dec. 20.—Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, in addressing the Senate, advocated the postpon ment of a League of Nations until after the Peace Conference at Ver sailles had met. H said the ques tion should be c onsidered separately. AIR CONFERENCES ARE SUGGESTED BY THE BRITISH LONDON, Doc. 20.—The British Air Board has drafted articles for an International Air Convention, which will be submitted to the Allies. It is, suggested that International air | conferences be called. . AMERICAN CUP NOT BE CONTESTED DURING NEXT YEAR NEW YORK, Dec. 20 The New York Yacht Club has declined to 1 challenge tbe Royal Ulster Club for ' a race for America’s cup next year The former said it would accept a 1 challenge if made for 1920. PRESIDENT IN INTERVIEW OF KINO PLEASED Wilson Confers with King of Italy and Finds He Speaks Excellent English. PAPERS WANT DETAILS Journalists Are Seeking to Get Personal Sketches of the President for Their Readers. PARIS, Dec. 20.—Cordiality was shown in the meeting between Presi dent \Vilson and the Italian King. The President expressed pleasure at the meeting. Wilson was at first somewhat con cerned over the meeting, not knowing that the King spoke excellent Eng lish. After exchanging preliminary greetings, the two came to a mutual understanding. During the conversation the King could be seen smiling and gesticu lating in the most friendly manner. President Wilson feels that he has accomplished much during his first week in France towards securing or ganization and cementing of interests, free from confusion which prevailed during the ffrst few days ufter b‘s arrival. MAKES INVITATION PERSONAL PARIS, Dec. 20. King Emmanuel of Paly paid a visit to the Murat Palace and conferred with President Wilson. The King said he was glad of the opportunity afforded to personally invite the President to visit him at Quirinal. He said Queen Helen had extended the same invitation to Mrs. Wilson. WILSON MEETS MINISTERS PARIS, Dec. 20. President Wilson conferred with the Italian Foreign Minister Sonnio and Premier Orlando, regarding the claims of Italy to lx represented in the Peace Congress The President assured the Italian of ficials that he would support any just claims presented. LONDON MAKES COMMENT LONDON, Dec. 20.—London news papers comment extensively regard ing President Wilson’s coming visit The London News expresses pro found satisfaction over the plans. It declares that every section of the Nation is eager for an opportunity to display gratitude and admiration towards the President’s unfaltering idealism and steadfastness of pur pose. HIS EXPECTED VISIT PARIS, Dec. 20. President Wilson is expected to go to London im mediately following his Christmas dinner with the American troops in the field. He is expected to visit tbe devastated region of Belgium on his way back from London. TO BE GUEST OF KING LONDON, Dec. 20. It is officially announced that President Wilson I probably will be the guest of the i King at Buckingham Palace during I his visit to England. I - JOURNALISTS WANT DETAILS ABOUT WILSON PARIS, Dec. 20. -The Intense in terest taken by Parisians is best exemplified by a Visit of a group of journalists to Rear Admiral Grayson, the President's physician. They fired a' volley of questions at the Admiral concerning Wilson's methods of work, personal tastes, and temperament. They spoke of the warm human Impression which the President had created in Paris and of the great demand for news con cernlng everything attached to him INVESTIGATION OF SOPHIA WRECK WILL BEGIN VERY SHORTLY VICTORIA, Dec. 20.--The Invest Iga tion into the causes of the wreck of the Princess Sophia will begin in the Canadian Admiralty Court on January Sth. GEN. HINDEN6URG IS DEFYING PRESENT GERMAN GOVERNMENT; PLOTS AND COUNTER PLOTS ARE INDICATED AMONG THE LEADERS PARIS, Dec. £0.—Gen. Hindenbury has wired the Berlin Government that he intends to form a new front six miles behind the neutral zone, fixed by the Allies in their armistice terms. The Government has asked Hin denburg for an explanation, but none has been received. It is announced that two regiments of the active German Army will be sent to Frankfort-on-the-Main shortly. POLES LANDING ARMY PARIS, Dec. 20.—It is reported that Poles from Warsaw are landing an Army of ^),000 at Danzig. Poland’s representative in Berlin has left Germany for home. ANOTHER LEAGUE FORMED LONDON, Dec. 20.—Copenhagen advices say the Peoples’ League has been organized in Berlin, and that it includes von Bernstorff, former German Ambassador to the United States, former Chancellor Maximil ian, Cardinal Hartmann and former Foreign Minister Solf, as well as the Centerist Leader Erzberger, and Hu ! go Hasse, of the Independent Social ists. AN APPEAL IS MADE WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. — The State Department has received ap peals from the Lettish Government for protection against the Bolsheviki. The appeal says the Germans are not remaining, as provided in the terms of the armistice, to keep order. OFFICIALS ON STRIKE AMSTERDAM. Dec. 20.—Leading officials of the German Forengn Of fice are virtually on a strike, as the result of the acceptance of the resig nation of Foreign Minister Solf. None of the officials have appeared at the office for several days, and routine business has kept piling up. HINDENBURG AT HEAD PARIS, Dec. 20.—It is reported that Gen. Hindenburg, and the Prussian War Minister Scheuch and others are behind a counter revolutionary plot. It is reported that the present German Government is incapable of preventing a realization of the plot. WAR GROUNDS FOR PRACTICE FOR AMERICANS War Department Will De velop Neville Plant and Maintain Large Test ing Grounds. WASHINGTON. Dec. 20.—The War Department plans to retain the Aber deen, Maryland proving grounds for, testing munitions and armament. The Department will control SO,000 acres. The Department announces also that it will develop the Neville Isl and, Pennsylvania ordnance plant to produce larger rifles 18-inch guns. The proving ground has a capacity of 15,000 test rounds daily, and the gunnhrs can attain a range of sixty miles. YANKEE DESTROYERS GOT THREE DIVERS DURING ONE FIGHT NEW YORK. Dec. 20. Officers of the American transport Arrow, arriv ing here said American destroyers sank three of the five submarines which sank the British battleship Britannia, on November 9th near Gibraltar. MORE CASUALTIES OF THE AMERICANS ARE GIVEN OUT WASHINGTON, Dec. 20—Ameri can casualties which have not been published heretofore and which were given to the public yesterday, total 68,902 and Include 1,800 dead; prisoners, 350; and a large number of slightly wounded and minor cases, many of whom have returned to duty. IS LITTLE CHANGE Influenza in Juneau Is about the i same today, according to the City j Health officers. Though new cases are developing and many of those who have been 111 are improving. Ttwre have been three deaths from the.dis ease since the second epidemic be gun. Robert Thlbedeau, who tiled Saturday and Walter Ford and Frank Rosettl, who died yesterday. FIRMS CONSOLIDATE. NEW YORK. Dec. 17.—Twenty nine explosives manufacturing Arms in England, practically the whole IRrilish industry, have merged. 'Phone It to The Empire, No. 374 GREAT CHANGE IS NOTICED IN FORMER KAISER His Face Pinched and Hag-, gard, His Beard and Hair Gray, and He Neglects Appearance. AMEJtOGEN, Holland, Dec. 20.— Constant worry and virtual imprison ment has greatly /changed the for mer Kaiser’s appearance. His face has become pinched and ashen pale and his hair and mous tache gray. His features are lined deeply with evidence of worry. His face has remained unshaven since he has been confined to I1I4 bed re cently and he seems to have added ten years to his age. For one- who has been always so careful of his personal appearance, his haggard a >1 unkept appearance Is exciting rer.ia.ks among the at tendants. Tho Empress ts attending her husband. ALAMEDA WILL PICK UP DOCTORS AND NURSES AT YAKUTAT SEATTLE, Dec. 20.—The steamer Alameda has been ordered to sail for Yakutat, Alaska, to pick up tho doctors and nurses sent to Alaska to combat the influenza epndemic. The steamer will call at Yakutat on her way gouth from Cordova. ' THIRD PAYMENT DUE The third payment, 20 per cenl.. Is due on Fourth Liberty Loan Bonds at the banks today. Two more pay ments, which will complete the install menus on the bonds will be due next month. 20 per cent on. January 16th. and 30 per cent, on January 30th. ■i _■ STEAMER MOVEMENTS I and Mail Information NOW BOUND NORTH No boats enroute North. SCHEDULED SAILINGS City of Seattle is scheduled to sail from Seattle tomorrow. Jefferson will sail from Se attle Sunday. Admiral Watson is scheduled to sail from Seattle Sunday. Northwestern is scheduled to sail from Seattle Sunday. SOUTHBOUND SAILINGS Alameda is scheduled to sail Southbound Sunday.