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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
V "ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME” VOL. XIV., NO. 2001 JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1919. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS PRICE TEN CENTS \ CONFLICTING REPORTS ABOUT CONDITION OF PRESIDENT BY NEWSPAPERS AND OFFICIALS LEGAL QUESTION CONSIDERED -- ■ - i WASHINGTON, Oct. 13.—An of flcial bulletin issued from the White House this morning said the cold weather was aiding in the President's recovery. His physicians say only a complete rest and quiet from exec utive cares can avert a setback. The question of interest just now is whether the Cabinet, the United States Supreme court or Congress should delegate power to the vice president, under the Constitution, to act in the place of the President, should his disability continue. Dr. Grayson today refused to dis cuss reports regarding the condition of the President. He said the Pre Bident's mind was clear and capable of forming Instant judgment on any matter. I Washington to the Post-Intelligencer says President Wilson is suffering from a dangerous cerebral hemorrh age, following two slight shocks, one suffered at Pueblo and the seconu after his return to Washington. The special says any mental strain would bring a dangerous condition. REPORT IS RESENTED WASHINGTON, Oct. 13.—The White House officials resent the pub lication of reports that President Wilson's condition is so bad he could not attend to official duties, if they were very important. One officia' said the President could sign bills "if we gave them to him; but we are not giving him any bills; we want him to have absolute rest." The officials are confident the Pre sident will regain his health. RECOVERY WILL BE SLOW WASHINGTON. Oct. 12—A Suit day statement said the President is believed to be on the road to recov ery, but his recovery will be slow and tedious. His physicians say they believe a spirit of optimism per vades the White House. An official bulletin said the President passed a gc-*d 'iigh» wtth no notable change in his condition. LEGAL MEN PUZZLED WASHINGTON, Oct. 13.—An nouncement, was made today by Dr. Grayson and three physicians that President Wilson will be unable to leave his bed (or an extended period, and this has renewed discussion on the effect of his illness may have on public affairs and that expedient that might be adopted in case the Presi dent Is unable to give Immediate . attention to execfttlvi-a 'iln I..;, , The Constitution provides that the ▼ice-president shall act in case of disability of the President, but there is no precedent of such a transfer of authority. Lagan advisers of the government are puzzled over the situation that might arise, more especially regard ing who could declare that such a disability exists—the Cabinet, Con gress or the United States Supreme Court. 8EN8ATIONAL REPORT SEATTLE, Oct. 13.—A special from SENATOR IS ROASTED PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 13—Dr. Derkum, one of the specialists who were called Into consultation by Dr. Grayson regarding the condition of President Wilson, today assailed Senator Moses for the statement that the President had suffered a cerebral lesion and the concentration of his mind might re-open the lesion with fatal results. Dr. Derkum said it was nothing more than a silly rumor to repeat such things. ICE WINS OUT AND STEAMERS ARE FROZEN IN Four Boats on the Yukon River Are Caught—Pauengers and Crew Will Go Overland To the Coast SEATTLE, Oot. 13.—Advices re ceived here Saturday say the steam ers Yukon and Washburn are re ported having been caught in the Yukon river ice 20 miles from Circle. They were headed for Dawson for i their winter berths and had aban doned their barges in order to make the race against the ice. The advices say they will be unable to get released before spring. A hundred and twenty passengers and' sixty of the crew are expected to walk to Circle, thence via dog team j to Fairbanks and from there over the Richardson trail to Chitina and Cor dova. where they will get steamers for Seattle. The steamers Alaska and Seattle No. 3 are caught off Cliff creek, 60 miles below Dawson. ALASKA LAW ON ASSESSMENT IS DECLARED VALID .WASHINGTON, Oct. 13.—The Supreme court in a decision rendered today upholds the constitutionality of the Alaska legislative act of 1915. requiring the filing of affidavits show, ing that the annual assessment work on mlplng claims has been done. The court refused to Interfere with the conviction of G. A. Vedln, of Fair banks, sentenced to serve three years under the statute. KING AND QUEEN ENJOY FUGHT IN A HYDROPLANE A _ First Flight Taken By King Albert Since He Arrived With His Party in the United States SANTA BARBARA, Oct .13.—The King and Queen of Beilgium made a 45 minute flight in a hydroplane Sat urday. which is the first flight made by the King since arriving in Ameri ca. The royaL party will be the guests of Herbert Hoover three days and a number of brilliant events have been arranged for their entertain ment. EACH TEAM WINNER OF GAME FOR THE MINO(t CHAMPIONSHIP LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13—In the game here Saturday Vernon won from St. Paul by a score of 12 to 2 for the championship of the minor leagues. In Sunday’s game St. Paul won from Vernon by a score of 2 to 1. TERMINAL YARDS TIED UP BY MEN NEW YORK, Oct. 13 —Eleven thou sand union teamsters and chauf feurs and helpers have struck here tying up the railroad terminal yards. They want a flat Increase of $25 per month and an eight-hour day. TELEGRAPH REPORT NOME. Oct. 13.—The crew of the Belvedere arrived here from Diomede. The vessel was crushed in the ice and sank September 1$. NEW CRATERS ARE NOW SPOUTING LAVA HILO, Oct. 13— Several new crat-' era are reported to havo broken out on Mauu Loa- One of these Ib sprouting leva In the air a distance of 400 feet. OFFICIAL ACTION MAY AVERT STRIKE WASHINGTON, Oct. 13-The White House says official action probably will be forthcoming to avert the threatened strike of soft coal miners November 1. LATEST FOR “SAFETY” IS SHOWN Woman in trousers stops traffic. How can a traffic cop resist a lady in trousers. This one is Miss liar ley, advanced exponent of women’s advanced attire. FOOD BILL NOW READY TO SIGN BY PRESIDENT Measure With Teeth In It To Head Off Hoarders and Profiteers Ready For the President WASHINGTON. Oct. 13.—The Sen ate and House have adopted the con ference report extending the food control act to include clothing and food provisions. It provides punish ment for hoarding and profiteering. The bill is now heady for the Pre sident. It is considered an effec tive weapon against the high cost of living, a campaign which is now being waged by all federal and state and city officials. ALL ALASKANS MAY SOON PICK WIVES FROM CHECHACOES Indications Are That There Will Be a Rush of Women North During the Spring Months SEATTLE. Oct. 13—Girl* ami young women in many states are flooding the Alaska Bureau of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce with Inquiries about Alaska, saying they Intend to go north in tho spring. The Bureau is wondering If a re cent magazine article dealing with the shortage of wives In Alaska may be responsible for the active demand for Information and the desire of so many w'omen to invade tho north. BANK CLEARINGS FOR SPOKANE BREAK RECORD FOR SEPTEMBER MONTH SPOKANK. Oct. 13.—Bank clear ings in Spokane in September broke ?ll records, the total of $62,018, 67» passing through the local banks during the month. The pre vious high record was reached last month with $46,154,139. The gain over September, 1918, was 62 per cent. RIGA SUFFERS FROM GUNS OF THE INVADERS No Vessels Are Permitted To Leave Kiel—Letts Land at Libau on the Baltic Sea HELSINGFORS, Oct. 13 Riga suf fered considerable damage from the bombardment by the German and Russian troops before they captured tho city from the Letts. Especially the district near the railroad suf fered. The enemy's attempts to cross the bridge was repelled, according to re ports received here from Reval. Many civilians wore killed and wounded from the effects of the bombs dropped on the city. NO SHIPS ALLOWED TO LEAVE KIEL BERLIN. Oct. 13.—No ships are be ing permitted to leave Kiel, accord ing to the Vosslche Zcitung and Stet tin ship owners havo wirelessed ves sols at sea to return at once or to call In at the nearest port. Berlin dispatches say 50.000 Letts havo been lmdod from a British war ship at Libau and will attack the flank of (,'nl. Avaloff's and Ber mondt's troops. REQUEST IS APPROVED PARIS, Oct. 13.—The Supreme, Allied Council has approved Kolchak! and Denik lie's request that Russian war material captured hy the CJer | mans and held by the Allies under the armistice terms is to be turned over to them for use against tha Bolsheviki forces. NEW RED OFFENSIVE LONDON. Oct. 13.—A Bolsheviki wireless says “We are assured of an offensive in Tasritan region alongj the whole ’ront between the Don and Volga rivers. Operations are now developing successfully between the Don and Ketlubano.” TOWN l8~CAPTUREO STOCKHOLM. Oct. 13—A commu nication from the Esthonlans says a , detachment of Ute Russian army has I captured Twnniburg. J CAPTAIN SMITH CLAIMS HONORS IN BIG AIR RACE His Log Book Shows That He Made the Trip in Less Flying Time Than Any Others MAY ABANDON THE RACE Possibility That the Return Part of the Race May Be Called Off or New Route Given MINELA, N. Y., Oct. 13.—Captain Smith arrived here today third, fol lowing Lieut. Kiel and Major Spitz. Smith's log book shows his fly ing time to be 24 hours and 30 Lieut. Maynard's log book shows 24 hours and 59 min utes. Smith claims he won the first half r.f the race .owing to the fact th:.t he has the record for the best flying time. MAY ABANDON RACE NEW YORK, Oct. 13.—The Amer ican Flying Club has intimated that the transcontinental race might be stopped. The machines are still due to make the return journey, under the first terms outlined, in case the race is continued, the coiifse* will Ipe ehiftod through the more Southern route in order to avoid the severe weather of the Western mountain ranges farther North. DRAYTON FORCED TO LAND SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 13.—Lieut. II. W. Maynard’s unofficial flying time for the 2,750 mile trip from Mineola, N. Y., to San Francisco as announced Sunday was 24 hours, 56 minutes and 55 seconds. Captain Drayton, who Is the near est in the flight to Lieut. May nard, was forced to land at Love lock, Nevada, owing to engine trou ble. AVIATORS CRASH TO EARTH LINCOLN. Oct. 13 - -Lieut. H. D. Norris, westbound flyer, crashed to earth utar here in his machine to day. He waE not Injured. SUNDAYS ADVICES RAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 13.—Sun day advices said that five West bound flyers in the transcontinent al race were in a fair way to reach their destinations Monday. Six oth ers were in Nebraska with the pros pects of finishing Tuesday. Cap.tain Harry Drayton retains the position as second in the race Westbound, following Lieut. May nard, the “Flying Parson," who arrived at San Franilsco Saturday. Captain Drayton suffered a slight accident to his machine and was forced to land at Lovelock, Nevada. It was expected lie would start, again Monday. KIEL ARRIVES FIRST MINEOLA. N. Y.. Oct. 13.—Lieut. B. C. Kiel was the first to arrive here Saturday of the flyers mho left Ban Francisco for the roast Kast hound. Major Spat/, arrived 20 seconds later. JEFFERY IS NAMED STATE COMMISSIONER SEATTLE, Oct. 13—K. It. Jeffrey of Kennewick has been named state commissioner of the American Le gion. Delegates to the national con vention were instructed to work to get the next convention held In Seat tle. DIRECTOR HINES SAYS UNAUTHORIZED STRIKES NOT BE RECOGNIZED WASHINGTON, Oct. 13. — Rail road Director Hines today said that strikes of railway employees like those at Altoona, which were unau thorized by any labor or interna tional unions, created the basis for the arguments that It was nonsense to deal with them as they will not obey their own union leaders; there fore they make the orderly handling of business impossible. The Al tooirn strikers are returning to work. OFFICIAL DECREE PUBLISHED RETURNING FRANCE TO PEACE ' BASIS, EFFECTIVE THIS DAY - SENATE RATIFIED THE TREATY PARIS, Oct. 13.—The Paris Journal today publishes a de cree placing France’s internal affairs on a peade basis, ending the state of siege, lifting the censorship and transferring the jurisdiction of the army over the police to prefectures. The British and Italian ratifications to the treaty are ex pected soon. Premier Clemenceau today announced that he intends to leave the Cabinet after the elections. FRENCH SENATE RATIFIES THE TREATY PARIS, Oct. 13.—A state of war in France and Algeria has been declared to be ended, and the censorship lifted by the terms of two Presidential decrees, signed Saturday and bcoming effective today as a part of the peace ratification. The Senate has ratified the peace treaty and also the Franco-American and Franco-British treaties. The Chamber of . Deputies already had ratified the treaties. Formal action by the President is required until the second ratification by the legislative bodies of the principal powers is made. MONTENEGRINS KILL SERBIANS PARIS, Oct. 1'.—The Montenegrin forces have inflicted heavy losses on the Serbian detachments in Montene gro, as the result of an insurrection I against Serbian rule, and the attacks are being continued. According to the Montenegrin For sign Minister the Allies have asked :he Serbians to be ordered out of Montenegro. Outrages against old men and women and girls and prison jrs are charged to the Serbians. MRS. C. C. BAKER IS STRICKEN ON BOARD STEAMSHIP ALASKA Boat I* Delayed Until She Could 1 Be Placed in Hospital—Was Headed For Ketchi kan SKiVTTI,K, Oct. 13.—Mrs. C! ' C. taker of Kittitas county was sudden y stricken with paralysis aboard the itoamshlp A tanka just as the vessel 1 vos leaving port for tho north Sut jrday morning, and the boat was leld until she could bo taken off and sent to the Seattle General hospital ' der condition Is reported to be seri >us. i Mrs. Baker was en route to Ketchi tan to spend the wlntor with her jrother, Floyd Ityus, a druggist. She vas accompanied by her adopted son, lonald White. >enator!ohnson ENDS HIS TOUR AT SALT LAKE CITY SALT BAKE CITY. Oct. 13.—Sen der Hiram W. Johnson ended hi ■peaking tour here Saturday night, ■ peaking to the largest audience dur ng his trip In the Mormon Taber lacle. The crowd was estimated at ’rom 9,000 to 10,000. The people 'heered the statement of Bishop Mibley, of the Mormon church, who ) resided, that everywhere sentiment vas changing against the treaty. UNKNOWN STEAMER ON FIRE AT SEA IJOSTON, Oct. 13.—An unknown iteamer believed to be 600 mile* toutheast of New York has signalled :or aid, reporting that she was on firo. Two coast guard cutters have [>een dispatched in the hopes of be ng of assistance. NEW RACE RIOTS; ONE MAN KILLED CHESTER, Pa., Oct 13 New race riots broke out Saturday aftern'jon. One man was killed and five injured; all whites. The mayor called on the sheriff for assistance. STRIKE PARADE IK RREST PORT PARIS, Oct. 13—Four thousand men employed at the arsenal at Brest, France, the port of entry and departure for the Americans during the war. joined the strikers there and paraded carrying red and black flags. The strikers assaulted the of ficers and opened the hydrants and flooded the streets. In the area of Marseilles a general strike has been renewed. Traffic Is at a standstill. LODGE ASSERTS THAT JAPAN IS A MENACE TO WORLD PEACE Say* That Japan Will Uie China's Man Power to Imperial Peace Unleu She I* Re * trained WASHINGTON. Oct. 13.—Sesator Henry Cabot Lodge told the Senate that Japan is building a far eastern empire which will become a peril to America and will threaten Hhe world's safety. , ' " The urged the adoption’ of his clause returning the “rights Of Shan tung to China. . He safd Japan was getting control of China steadily and relentlessly. He said Japan intends to use China's vast resources and man power to endanger the safety 9! Kurope and America. The Senator declared that he was unable to see how any conscientious American "can consent to an act of the treaty that will extend Japan's power in China, especially when the United States drew China into the war with the implied promise to protect China's rights at the peace table.” COL. E. M. HOUSE ARRIVES FROM THE PEACE CONFERENCE NEW YORK. O-t 13—Col. E M. House arrived here Sunday from Haris, where he has been represent ing America on the Allied Peace Council, on the transport Northern raclflc. He is suffering from a slight attack of lagrippe. He said he was much 1 tetter, although he was helped down the. gangplank by friends. CONFERENCE MAT TAKE HAND IN STEEL STRIKE WASHINGTON, Oct. 13. — The steering committee of the Industrial Conference in session here plana to report tomorrow on organised la* 1 tor's proposal for a National Indus trial Conference to arbitrate the steel strike. PLANS REOPENING CHICAGO. Oct. 13.—Three Chi* cago steel plants which were closed, re-opened last night with SO per cent, of their original forces.