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“ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME” - _ _ ____L!- 1 __■■ . ■ 1 ■■■ .i — ■ -.-■—■■■ ■1 ■ ■ VOL XVII NO 2386. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 1921. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS. PRICE TEN CENTS. t ' .______________—— B ULTIMATUM TO JAPANESE FORECAST OREGON GOVERNOR SOUNDS WARNING ON JAP PROBLEM Message to Legislature Says Perservation of Land for White Race Imperative. assimilation" decried “Centuries Have Shown We Must Work Out Own Des tiny,” Olcott Declares. SALEM, Ore., an. 11.—How to meet ♦he Japanese situation is the mo.s' momentous question to come before | the Oregon Legislature, Gov. B. W. Olvott declared today in a message to the state lawmakers, now in ses sion here. The Governor voiced opinion that | Immediate steps should be taken to curb the growth of Japanese colo nies In the United States and ' pre , serve our land and resources for j people of our own race and nation ality." “I believe an ultimatum should ■ and will be issued setting forth that this state is a state with a govern ment by Americans and for Arneri- j cans,” he said. “Americanism is the predominate asset of citizenry and we cannot assimilate the Japanese. Oil and water will not mix. Cen turies have shown that we must work out our destinies alone." SACRAMENTO, Cal., Jan. 11.— Amendment to existing commercial treatise with Japan so as to confer upon Japanese Nationals the same equality that other aliens enjoy as regards citizenship, is the latest sug gestion of Roland S. Morrlsi Ameri can Ambassador to Japan, accord ing to a despatch received by the Sacramento Bee today. Enactment of legislation extending the provis ions of California's anto-allen land ownership bill to all aliens, would follow such amendments, stale legis lators believe. PORT WORTH, Tex.,, Jan. 11. Japanese business men of Texas and representatives of Japanese farm owners in southeast Texas, met here today to discuss plans for fighting anti-Japanese legislation. BETTER TREATMENT FOR CLERGYMEN IS DEMANDED r r— WASHINGTON, Jan .11.—The pub lic morals board o£ the Methodist Episcopal Church has announced to day that it proposes to Inaugurate a campaign to “atop the contempt uous treatment of the Protestant ministry by some cartoonists, writers and actors. “On the stage, and in motion pic tures,” (he board’s announcement said, "the Pritostant minister is sel dom represented except as an ef feminate fool. The members of the Protestant churches are exhorted to be liberal, to take humor as humor and to be slow to wrath. But the members of the Roman Catholic Church do not tolerate such treat ment of their priesthood which Is always represented on the stage and elsewhere in the most favorable way and whose religion is treated with consideration. The Catholics are to be commended. The time has come also when Protestants should not tolerate any. other than courteous treatment of their religion and min istry.” BUYS MANGANESE MINE. ' NEW YORK, Jan. 11.—E H. Gary, head of the United States Steel Corporation, announces that his organization has purchased one of the largest manganese mines in South America—the Morra da Mina properties in Brazil. Reports from Rio de Janeiro, some time ago said this property had beeen purchased at approxiamtely $4,000,000. Mr. Gary said that the purchase now makes the corporation "inde pendent concerning manganese ore." MILLION DOLLAR BONUS. DETROIT. Mien., Jan 11.—Dis tribution by Dodge Brothers Com pany, automobile manufacturers, of employees' bonuses totaling more thaq $1,000,000 began here today. Lost Airmen Sate Long Trek at End Three U. S. Naval Balloonists Arrive at Mattice, Ont., Late This Afternoon. MATTICE, Ont., Jan. 11.—The three American naval balloonists, hearted by Lieut. Walter Hinton, pilot of the NC-4 in the trans-Atlantic flight two years ago, who left Moose Factory on James Bay, fifteen days ago by sled, after being forced to land near there following a record flight from Rockaway, New York, arrived here late today. # The intrepid trio camped last night at Skunk Island, a day's jour ney from here. All are reported in good physical condition despite tin hardships they endured both before and since leaving Moose Factory. The 300 mile trip from the fac tory has required more time than would otherwise be the case because of the formidable barrier presented by the condition of rivers. The win ter to date, has been comparatively open with mild weather predominat ing despite the occasional drop in temperature to 30 degrees below zero, with the result that the rivers are j not frozen over entirely in places. The presence of open water necessi tated many detours through the brush around the portages. Snow has fallen 'steadily in this! part of the country during the past i 34 MEN ACCUSED OF MISTREATING 14 YEAR OLD GIRL Four Alleged Gangsters in Oakland Arrested, 30 More Are Sought OAKLAND, Cal. Jan. 11.—Four m m today were under arrest here charg ed with statutory offenses against Mary Seracio. aged fourteen, ami the police said 30 more, who have In en involved with the girl during the pas' three years, will be arrested as soon as they can be rounded up. The complaints were sworn to by the girl’s mother. COLUMBIA, Ky„ Jan. 11 —Fiv" men made an unsuccessful attempt to rob the Columbia Bank late yes terday. The bandits were pursued by a posse for forty miles but es caped. It is believed, however, that several were wounded. The same bank was the victim of a daylight robbery 50 years ago believed to have been committed by the James boys and the younger Cole. KANSAS CITY Jan. 11.—Two ban dits slugged a messenger emerging from the Produce Exchange today with a satchel containing $20,000 in cash and $8,000 in checks, seized the satchel and escaped. SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 11.—The jury trying Allan McDonnell, al leged gangster, charged with partici pating in attacks on girls, disagreed last night and a new trial began to day. Four of McDonnell's alleged associates have been convicted and have been sentenced or face sentence of from one to fifty years in prison. Priceless Census Records Ruined by Fire at Capital WASHINGTON, Jan. 11—Fire in the Department of Commerce build ing yesterday destroyed virtually priceless census records. Damage to the building was slight. Census Bureal officials today sab! that it woultl cost $2,000,000 and sev eral yeas’ time to copy and save the damaged records, complete ex amination showed that the 1500 records were almost totally destroyed. Mail Service to Manila Is Shortened Nine Days SAN FRANCISCO, .Inn li.—Mail service to Manila will be cut nine (lays by direct service by Pacific Mall steamships starting February 1. It v ill be the first direct service under the American flag except that given irregularly by army trans I ports. ^^SEUT^H\NTDK'JP ! two weeks blit this rather helped than hindered the progress of the party in its trek for civilization. OTTAWA, Jan. 11. Official denial was made today of published stories i that the Canadian Mounted Police would arrest the three American naval balloonists, lost in the North Woods in a friendly action to obtain explanation as to why they technic ally violated international air regula tions by landing in Canada without ! formalities. U. s. WITHDRAWS FROM CONFERENCE OF AMBASSADORS Declines to fake Part in Council Over Peace Pact Because Not Signatory. PARIS, Jan. 11.—United States Ambassador Wallace this afternoon formaly notified Premier Georges i Leygues that the United States Gov-1 crnmcnt has decided to withdraw from the conference of ambassadors of Europe, called to find a way of forcing Germany to live up to the terms of the Versailles peace t'-eaty. Premier Leygues expressed regret. The French Government Is par ticularlly anxious to bring about immediate presentation of a jointf allied note to Germany calling at tention to disarmament shortcom ings and presumably referring to lossiblo steps that may be taken unless demands are complied with. According to a semi-official state ment, the only d'fferenee In the viewpoint between Great Britain and France concerns the amount of time lhat should be allowed Germany for tne performance of her obligations, Great Britain's inclination being towards leniency. WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.—Presi dent Wllscn and the State Depart ment In decided to withdraw Amer-I iean participation in the conference of ambassadors are reported to have held that the United States cannot join the council because it is not a rarty to the treaty. 97 Passengers for Alaska Sail on Steamer Spokane SEATTLE. Jan. 11.- Ninety-seven passengers left on the steamer 3po kane, which sailed for the North at 10 o’clock Sunday morning. Those booked for Juneau were. Mrs. R. C. Nichols, Mrs L Krom, C. \V. Fries, Dan Poznauooid, Mrs: Thomas Ness. Arthur Ness, Sam Peterson Mrs. S. Siefel. Mrs. G. L. Armstrong, Miss Bessie Doolittle, E. I,. Thomp son A B Wyman. Mrs. H. II. Post. W. P. Mills. Mr. and Mrs. A. E Lucy. Plow Works Reduces Prices; Studebaker Plant Resumes SOUTH REND, Ind., Jan. 11.—The Oliver Chilled Plow Works today an nounced a twenty per cent reduction in the prices of all horse-drawn farm implements, effective immediately. The Studebaker Corporation yester day resumed work on a schedul d production of !t0 automobiles daily. The . output will he increased grad ually until it reaches a<>0 cars dally. It was said. STATE DEPT. ASKS DEPORTATION OF CORK LORD MAYOR Secretary of Labor Wilson Requested to Act in O’Callaghans Case. NO EXCEPTIONS MADE Government Holds that Lord Mayor No Different from Any Other Stowaway. WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. — The State Department has refused to waive passport restrictions in the case of Daniel O'Callaghan, Ixird Mayor of Cork, who arrived at Newport News last week as a stow away following refusal of the Brit ish authorities to issue a passport, and Acting Secretary of State Davis today requested Secretary of Labor William B. Wilson to order his de portat Ion. In passing on the case the so licitor of the State Department held that, there was no reason why an exception should be made because of O'Callaghan’s position as Lord Mayor. Secretary Davis concurred In this. Some friction has existed between the State and Labor Departments ns to jurisdiction in the case, which Mr. Davis claimed under autliori Mf I of the President's proclamation of 1918 designating the State Depart-; t lent as the one to decide whether | an alien under#lpascport regulations should be deported, hut it is not believed that Secretary Wilson will refuse the State Department's re quest for deportation. O'C'allagha.n has announced that he would contest the matter in the courts if the government's decision regarding him was adverse. He came to the United States to testify: before the Committee of fine Hun dred Investigating the Irish ques tion and has been staying with! friends in Norfolk pending a de-l cision. Alleged German-Irish Plot Against England Is Denied DUBLIN, Jan. 11.—Eonionn De Valera, ‘President of the Irish Repub lic,” has issued a statement, made public here today, denying the alleged j German-Irish plot against England mentioned in a Government, state-1 nient statement Saturday. NEW YORK. Jan. 11.—Eamonn De Valera in returning to Ireland from the United States, did so against the advice of the Irish "Parliament" which was anxious that he remain in America to present, the “Republic’s ’ claim before the new administration.' This was announced here by Harry Boland, De Valera's secretary, who added that events moved so rapidly in Ireland, President De Valera de cided to return.” Mr. Boland said De Valera had j been in close touch with the Irish j Republican government since he land-1 ed in the United States and was fully informed of events. He had no com munication. however, with the British Government, Boland asserted. !):• Valera, he continued, together with the “acting president,” had announc ed in behalf of their parliament, they were prepared “a- representatives of the Irish nation to meet representa tives of England to draw a peace treaty.” Boland attributed the peace talk “that has been flooding the American press to the effort by British propa gandists to have the American people believe England really sought peace with Ireland.” Proposed Slaughter of Buffalo Is Protested SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. II —The Salt Lake Commercial Club yesterday telegraphed the American Humane Society urging It to take steps to prevent the slaughter of buffalo on Antelope Island in the tlreat Salt Lake scheduled for to day The owners of the herd re eently announced that hunters would he permitted to kill the ani mals, paying $-'i0 for each one killed. NEBRASKA BANK CLOSED. OMAHA. Neb., Jan. 11.—The First National Hank of Chappel, Neb., was closed today by the Hank Examiner. Inability to collect out standing notes is said to have caused the failure Plans for Inaugural Ceremony Called Off SECOND PANAMA CANAL URGED BY WAR SECRETARY Baker Advocates Const rue-j tion of Sea Level Water way by Government. old canalTnadequate Secretary Says Growth of Commerce and National Defense Involved. WASH INTON, Jail. 11 — Con struction of a sea level canal par alleling the Panama Canal was recommended today by Secretary of War Newton D. Baker. Mr. Baker declared that the pres ent waterway would be inadequate to handle the world's commerce within fifteen years at tlie most and that considerations of national de fense also dictated the project. He urged preparation lor the work now, voicing the opinion that the most feasible route would be cither Panama or Nicaragua and that negotiations for a right of way night require considerable time. Secretary of Navy Josephus Dan iel r, appearing before the House Naval Affairs Committee today, de clared that an international agree ment With all nations guaranteeing aii..epd 10 competition In naval building is the only alternative to the United States building a pow erful navy. The Secretary said he would advise President-Elect Hard ing immediately after Inauguration! to call a world conference on dis armament. 150,000 Quarts of Good Liquor Poured in Gutter WAUKEGAN, 111., Jan 11.—Twenty Federal prohibition enforcement ag ents from Chicago made swift raids here today and then turned the gut ters into brooks by dumping 150,000 quarts of liquor. They wore goloshes and were armed with axes. Spectators were warned that the liquor was poisoned but several j courted death with tin cups to their lips and suffered no ill effects other than noticeable hilarity. WASHINGTON, Jan. 11—Rente sentative A. E. B. Stephens, Repub lican, of Ohio, suggested to the House today that the Volstead act he suspended tor thirty days, permit ting the thirsty to drink all the liquor now held in Government warehouses.! It would then eost less money to en force the act, he said. CHICAGO, Jan. 11 The questionj of how much liquor can legally lie prescribed for an elephant, camel or a dog, was considered by a Federal Grand Jury here. The Grand Jurors were Investigating the ease of Hr Bert Franklin, owner of a veternur lan hospital arrested for issuing too many liquor prescriptions Franklin's defense, according to District. Attorney Clyne is that the prescriptions were Issued for animals treated in his hospital hut the Gov eminent claims that the owners of the animals drank the medicine. Princess Mary Due Here Tomorrow; 14 Passengers KETCHIKAN, Jan. 1! -- The steamer Princess Mary left here for the North at 2 o’clock tills morn ing The boat will lie at Wrangell, over night anil is due at Juneau at noon tomorrow with the follow ing passengers for that city J Morrison, F. Kncx, Mrs. E K Haas, Mie N J Boll, G. Dahl, G B Dahl, W. W. McKinstrey, F. L. McKin ■ trey. E. Provost, Karl Drllc.a, Mrs 7. Short, Mrs. C. D. Short, M F McDonnell, F. Pidgeon. COLD IN CALIFORNIA. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 1! Be low freezing temperatures and kill ing frosts were general tlirongliout California today. A vast quantity of citrus fruit and produce is en dangered Commands Asiatic Fleet REAR ADMIRAL JOSEPH STRAUSS Former Naval Ordnance Chief Assigned to New Post — Fleet South. WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 Rear Admiral Joseph Strauss, former •Mef uf the naval ordnance bureau, who laid and took up the great North Sea mine. Held during and J. ft or the.'war. hns been assigned to summand the Asiatic Fleet. Nearly 40 warships of the Pa cific Fleet are steaming along the Mexican coast, headed for Central and South American waters. The bulk of the fleet, which is to par ticipate in maneuvers in the South.l steamed from San Diego, Cal., at daybreak last Friday. The Atlantic and Pacific fleets; are scheduled to leave Balboa, Pan-j cm a Canal Zone, January J 4 for Valparaiso and Callao. Chinese Syndicate Plans Purchase of Arms in U. S. VICTORIA, n. C, Jail. 10. —Tin story of the formation of a Chinese syndicate in Victoria to raise funds with which to purchase rifles fn the United States for shipment to China was revealed in the Supreme Court1 before Mr. Justice Gregory when an application was made by Frank Higgins, K. C., to quash the capias proceedings instituted by J A. Aik man on behalf of a number of profn inenl local Chinese against Chin Dai Pong, a Chinese resident of litis city for the' past seven years but who lias recently spent two years in the Orient. Pong was taken in charge by Sheriff Richards under the capias proceedings on the assumption that he was about to leave for China Pong denies this and says that early in August lie was approached by a Chinaman named Chan Him '.Vap who came from a neighboring vil lage in Sun Ning district China, early this? summer and urged to buy rifles for resale to the revolutionists in China. American Princess’ Son May Wed Niece of King ATHENS, an. 11 William Leeds, son of Princess Anastasia, may marry Princess Olga, daughter of Prince Nicholes, and niece of King Coastal] tine, it is rumored in court chiles. Prince Nicholas is a brother of Prince Christopher, the husband u' Princess Anastasia. Princess Anastasia, formerly of Chicago, is recognized as a Greek Princess. Madam Manos. widow of the late King Alexander, has not the status of royalty, hut is o" friendly terms with members of the ruling house. METAL WORKERS CONFER PORTLAND, Oic, Jan 11 A number of important matters In eluding proposed wage reductions in ti e -reel shipbuilding industry wen r.chedulod to contn before the coast metal trades district council, !n ses sioti here today. PRESIDENT-ELECT REFUSES TO HAVE BIG CELEBRATION _ ! Elaborate Preparations Halt ed in Compliance with Harding s Request. IN interests"of thrift Necessity for National Econ omy Emphasized by Next Chief Executive. WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.—Edward B. McLean, Chairman of the Hard ing Inaugural Committee, today an nounced that all plans In connecUon with an elaborate celebration for I’resldent-elect Harding’s inaugura, tion March 4. have been cancelled in accordance with the latter's de sire. Mr. McLean received Mr. Hard ing’s request yesterday, the tele graphed message stating that in the Interests of national thrift and gov ernmental economy, both imperative at tills time, It would bo wise to cull off plans involving the expendi ture of much money. invitations have been sent to every Slate Governor by the Committee, urging them to attend the inaugural ceremonies -accompanied by their staffs. Gov. Harry L. Davis, of Ohio, Is said to have already indicated hr* Intention of coming to Washington t. with his staff and a full attendance of Ohio electors ulso have been de cided upon. A movement also has been Btarted to ltave the entire elec- * toral college present. - 1 H is planned to have Mr. Harding t take the oath of office in the Senate chamber and to abandon all outside ceremonies planned at tho Capitol, according to decision reached by the joint Congressional Inaugural Committee this afternoon. Americans May Invest In B. C. Pulp Industry VANCOUVER, B. C„ Jan. li my the Canadian Press.'—American engineers, repreesntlng financial In terests of Chicago, New York and Buffalo, are investigating the pulp making possibilities of British Colum bia, with the object of investing from *8.000,000 to *10,000,000 in the pulp industry In the province, according to C. S. Battles, prominent lumber-' man. The investment would repre sent the taking over of the plant of ‘lie Beaver Cove Lumber and Pulp Company. Limited, together with the Umber holdings of the company arjd of White Brothers, of Boyne City. Michigan, which in the aggregate totals five billion foe.t of the finest stumpage in the province. OPPOSES SUNDAY RULES. TRENTON, n7 J , Jan. 11.—Re jection of any bills designed to bring about Sunday restrictiocs'was urged by Gov Edward I. Edwards, in a message to the New Jersey Legislature today. Latest Bulletins By Special Cable ■ . ’ >. CLEVELAND, O.. an. 11.—Two per : tons are dead, eight Injured and sev eral still missing this afternoon as the result of a fire which destroyed the Chestnut Hotel here early today. Life nets were spread after fire es capes collapsed but in the darkness and smoke many missed the nets when they jumped. The fire was said to have been started by a cigar ette. carelessly thrown away by one of the victims. LONDON, an. 11.—The British Le gation at Teheran, Persia, has order ed British women and children to evacuate Persia immediately, In view of the announced withdrawal of British military forces from North west Persia and the threatened Bol sheviki Invasion. All foreign lega tions. and the Shah, with his court, plan to leave Teheran In the Spring.