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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
“ALL THE NEIL'S ALL THE TIME” VOL. XVII., NO. 2392. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1921. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS. PRICE TEN CENTS JAPAN STANDING PAT ON BIG NAVY NAVAL BUILDING PROGRAM FIXED, OKUMAASSERTS Former Premier Says America And England Must First Agree on Disarmament. SECRET CLAUSE DENIED Tokio Paper Brands Report Concerning Anglo-Japanese Alliance a Canard, TOKIO, Jan. IS.—Japan’s naval program has been timed at the min imum necessary for adequate national defense and the United States must first complete a naval disarmament agreement with Gerat Britain before Japan can be in position to consider a similar proposition, Marquis Okuma, former Japanese Premier, declared in an interview published liSto today. The rumor from America of a secret clause In the Anglo-Japanese alliance Is denounced by the .Jlj! Shimpo as In the class of mischiev ous canards and the talk of war be tween Japan and the United States as similarly mischievous, particular!., at this time, when, it says, the dis armament Idea is making headway. The Jiji Shimpo expresses the hope that President-elect Harding wil shortly announce ills view on dis armament and also his plan for an association of nations. Kokumin Shimbun, commenting cr the disarmament discussion, says: “This is America’s day; others can only listen to her simultaneous pica for disarmament and the biggest navy.” The newspaper expresses Us vlcv that the suggested Washington con j ference on disarmament would end; by confirming the big navy policy. I The Jiji Shimpo said that as fa; j as the naval race between America.! Japan and England, this would b ! incomparably more foolish than the j Anglo-German naval race before the war. Southerner Shoots Sister, Mother, Children, Himself CHARLESTON. S. C. Jan. 18 — Crazed by brooding over family ana financial troubles involving a possible loss of $75,000. L. S. Bingham, mem ber of a prominent Southern family, shot his mother and sister and the latter's two adopted children and then committed suicide yesterday according to a despatch from Flor ence. lower Fur Prices Rule At N. Y. Winter Auction NEW YORK, Jan. 18.—Lower' prices ruled at the opening of the winter fur auction here today as compared with last April's sale. I»»>-] clines were shown as follows: Wol verine, fifty per cent; fisher, forty five per cent: Russian sable, forty seven and a half per cent; beaver, I fifty per cent; otter, thirty per cent < and marten forty per cent. ASIATIC EXCLUSION ASKED. - . SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 18 A memorial asking Congress to pro-, liibit with certain exceptions future immigration of Oriental aliens was in troduced in the Utah House of Rep resentatives today. Latest Bulletins By Naval Radio PARIS, Jan. 18.—The Spanish cab inet has decided to resign, according to a despatch from Madrid received here this afternoon. SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 18.—Rivers are rising throughout the State a." the result of torrential rains during the past two days and serious flood damage is feared EAYONNE N. J.. Jan. 18.—Two persons were killed and at least ten injured in an explosion and fire a* the plant of the Bellows Film Com pany here this afternoon. The blast, which was caused by the ignition of films, shattered the windows for blocks around, and the body of one of the victims, apparently that of a woman, was blown some distance from the building. Irish War Flames *•***•$*••«•*•***« Casualties Heavy Cork Mob Storms Police Station, Repulsed After Hour’s Fight with Bombs, Rifles, Revolvers — Military Patrol Ambushed Near Galway, Battle Follows i LIVING COSTS UP IN 21 BIG CITIES, DOWN IN OTHERS Government Statistics Show Price Variations Through out Country in December. WASHINGTON, I). C.. Jan. 18. Living costs increased in twenty on. principal cities of the United States during December and decreased it. ten others, as compared with pro vailing prices in December 1919. ac cording to Government statistics made public today. The largest increase was 6.2 per cent increase in Los Angeles. Cal . and the largest decrease 3.6 per cent in Chicago. Portland. Oregon, showed the next largest, decrease, 1.9 per cent, and Seattle, Wash., was third with a decrease of 1.8 per cent. Government to Have Check On Future Balloon Flights ROCKAWAV, N. V.. Jan. IS.—Con ditions at the Rockawav, N. V. Naval Cir Station are being corrected so that it no longer will be possible for balloon pilots to float into Canada without discussing details of their proposed flights with the command ing officer of the station, Capt. Da mon Cummings, commandant, testi fied yesterday at the opening of an inquiry into the recent flight of Navy Balloon A-5598 from Rockawav to Moose Factory in Northern Ontario which resulted in loss of the balloon and near death for the three naval lieutenants who manned the big gas bag. Rice Growers Ask Share Of European Relief Fund PINE nivUFF. Ark., Jan. 18.— Telegrams have been sent to Herbert Hoover from the rice districts in Arkansas, asking that he tiny Ameri can rice in his purchases for starv ing Europeans out of the relief fund “and thus avert suffering at home." J. L. W. Fuller, touring the state in the interests of the move, said that between 400,000,000 and .'00, 000,000 pounds of American l ie <* which costs four to five cents per pound to produce, can be bought by the relief commission at three cents or less per pound. Seattle Promoter Must Face Charges of Fraud WASHINGTON, I). C. Jan. 18.— The United States Supreme Court yesterday refused to review habeas corpus proceedings instituted by George Francis Rowe, Seattle promot er to prevent his removal to New York where he is under Federal in dietment charged with using the mails to defraud. The lower court had dismissed his application for a writ. Father of Slain Officer Scouts “Wife’s” Suicide - William H W. Langdon, of the United States ( mis er Albany, who was fatally shot by a Japanese sentry in Vladivostok last week, today denied that h.s son was married and scouted a report that the son's Russian wife com mitted suicide in Manila when she heard of his death. U. S. Dirigible to Start Atlantic Flight in July WASHINGTON. I>. C . Jan. IS The great dirigible airship U-.’.S now building in England, for the Unit d States Navy will Is- completed ia March and probably will start act os,, the Atlantic in July. Navy Depart nient officials announced today. CORK, Jan. 18.—A mob attacked Tuckey Street police station her'' yesterday but were repulsed after a fight lasting more than an hour. Bombs, rifles and revolvers were used freely by both police and mem bers of the attacking party. Sav eral of the mob were killed or wounded and the i*olice, also, suf fered casualties. LONDON, Jail. 18. Four civilians yore killed and seven "black and tan military police" were wounded in a right in County Galway, Ireland, to day. According to reports received here the battle . started when a “black and tan" patrol was ambushed near llie city of Galway. DUBLIN, Jan. 18.—Two statements concerning reprisals have just been j made public. The first, from British authority, complains that the houses destroyed at Midleton and Meelin. County Cork, were not destroyed bj fire, which would have endangered nearby property, but scientifically, t) explosives. The other, from a Sinn Fein source.' asserts that not the military but tbej constabulary were responsible for the institution of official reprisals, an 11 proceeds to explain that clamor from he constabulary brought about a cl' mnx when the provisional conunls-! sioner of police at Limerick com plained to Dublin Castle that tlie mil itary had no power to punish com munities under martial law and threatened that if the "Kilcommon" murders continued to go unpunished, he would withdraw all small detach-1 ments of constabulary and leave the country to the rebels. ThereujKin, the statement adds, | the Government yielded and reprisals t became official. Former Governor Lowden Calls on President Elect .MARION, 0., Jan. IS.—Former Gov. Frank O. Bowden, of Illinois, Will IB Hays, chairman of the Re publican National Committee, and Jacob Coxey. former leader of Coxey's Army, were among those on President-Elect Warren Warren G. Harding's appointment list today. Press of personal business is en gaging Mr. Harding's attention this week, prior to his departure for an unknown destination in the South where ho will spend a brief vacation. John C. Shaffer, Chicago pub lisher, called today to discuss the international situation and also cabi net appointments. It is understood ho favors former Senator Albert Beveridge of Indian for a cabinet post. Tacoma Bank Is Closed, Mismanagement Alleged TACOMA, Wash., Jan. IS. Th< State Bank Examiner yesterday < los ed the Scandinavian American Bank, alleging it had been “grossly mis managed" and had accumulated many non-liquidable assets. The bank had deposits of $500,000. Tho exam iner said tho institution had no connection with any other bank oi similar name In the State. Constitutionality Direct Primary Law Is Attacked HELENA. Mont., Jan. 18.—'Ttv* \ j constitutionally of Montana's direct primary law is attacked in a peti | lion filed with the State Supreme Court by W. O. Spear, alleging tha 'the law gives plurality rather than j . majority rule and forbids nominations by party conventions as well as for 1 bids members of parties as such to assemble. Senate Committee Favors Repeal of Wartime Laws WASHINGTON, Jan 18—The Senate Judiciary Committee yester day approved the House resolution proposing repeal of most or the special wartime laws alter amending to continue operation of the food and fuel contract art EASTERN FIRMS AFTER ALASKAN POWER PERMITS Paul Butler of J. W. Butler Paper Company Included In List Applicants. PAPER PLANTS PLANNED Development of Pulp Projects In Southeastern Alaska Believed Certain. Formal applications for water power development permits have been made by at. least two Eastern paper corporations in connection with development of projects in Southeastern Alaska, according to information just received at the of fice of Gov. Thomas Biggs. One of these, made by Paul Butler, of Chi-' cago, ills., is understood to be for the .1 W. Butler Paper Company, one of tiie largest paper concerns in the United States. The other was made by the Alaskan-Ainerican Paper Corporation of New York. The application of Mr. Bulter is for Swan Bake, and Fish Creek on Revillagigedo Island. East summer N. A. Altman, an engineer of the J. VV. Butler Paper Company, spent several weeks in that district inves tigating water power and pulp pos sibilities, later coming to Juneau for a week. While here he stated that his report would recommend establishment of a plant in South eastern Alaska but did not give the proposed location. He stated also that the company would establish itsflf on a large scale if it should come to the Ter Mory and would build a town campavable to Ocean Falls, B. C., in connection with its enterprise. Paul Butler was men-j tinned by him as being the head of the J. W. Butler Paper Company. Files Articles. The Alaskan-American Paper Cor poration filed a certified copy of its articles of incorporation in the Ter ritorial Secretary's office last Octo ber. It is a Delaware corporation. Incorportors being Samuel is. now •ird. A. Roy Meyers and Raymond .1 Gorman, all of New York City. The financial statement of the company is signed by Paul H. Smith, Chair rr.na of the Board of Directors, and J. W. Darr. Dolliver VVr. Graham, and Leo J. McCoy, Directors, all of Chicago. It has a capital stock issue of 1,000 shares of preferred stork having a par value of $100 each, and 2,000 shares of common stock, no nominal value speojficd. This company has applied for a permit at Orchard laiko, Ueviliagigedo Island. R. E. Robertson, of this city, was a pointed Alaska agent for the concern last fall and looked after their legal business In connection with filing the necessary papers to engage in business in the Territory. The principal place of business in Alaska is given as Juneau. L. J Vogter, of Tacoma, lias also applied for a water power permit an Swan Lake, Pish Creek, Orchard Lake and Shclockem Lake. Maj. R. L. Weeks. P. S. Army Recruiting Service, lias also applied for a per mit on Orchard Lake. Rust Seeks Permit. Among other water power permit applications made to the Federal Water Power Commission is one by W. R. Rust. President of the t'lii chagofT Mining Company, for Cairn Creek about one mile from Llsianski Inlet in the northern section of the island. W. E. Epperson, of Seattle, has also made application for a per mlt for power development on Mul lon. Summit, and Josephine creeks near Copper Harbor In the southern part of Prince of Wales Island Develop Kenai Power. Frank I>. Hallaine. of Seattle and Seward, lias applied for a permit to develop water power from Kenai I<ake and on Kenai River. His ap plication involves upper Kenai latk< and 11 miles on the Kenai River from the outlet of the lake down stream. The purpose of this devel opment projc. t is not stated. 0 O. Merrill. Executive Secretary of the Federal Water Power Com mission advises t fiat objections or comment on these applications should reacli the offices of the Com mission at Washington. I). C , early in March LAND OFFICE DISCONTINUED WASHINGTON. I). C . .Tail 1k The Vancouver. Wash . or Columbia River J.uh'l Office District was oM ered discontinued today and the of fice transferred to the Olympia His irlrt. with headquarters at Seattle Soviet Government Again Faces Revolt U. S. DRINKERS TAPERING OFF, CLAIM f...----—... O'OWN P. KRAMER cu® d.nu [ITO -i uin - -1 - - n ■ rtirLu. r- ■ ■ •• ~»W— American People Rapidly Recovering from “Hang-Over,” Dry Law Chief Declares in Reviewing Results of First Year of National Prohibition. WASHINGTON, l). t\, Jon. 18.— With the second year of national prohibition beginning t ii is week, Federal Prohibition Commissioner John F. Kramer, reviewing results of the tirst year, today declared that tlie American people are rapidly recovering from their "hang-over" and, he believes, have begun to taper iff their liquor drinking. Although liquor, some of it good but much of it bad, still is obtain able in large quantities, the head of the Prohibition Enforcement Corps believes the iirst year's work lias brought a large measure of success, die had expected it to tie hardest both for the law enforcing staff and those who were deprived of their beverage:;. In the future, the commissioner ■aid. enforcement of I lie law should become increasingly easier while those who used to put a foot on the brass rail should gradually lie come reconciled to the saloonless era. Stocks Dwindling. In our first year," said Mr Kramer, "we have seen the privati stocks absorbed like lakes in the desert. We have raided and prose cutid We believe we have made life unpleasant for the bootlegger and o'tier Irafficer in whiskey It tins been a difficult and sometimes dangerous job yet those of us who have been on tlie job itself can see changes for the better Hut there remains much to do. the Comnflssioner declared, lie told of whiskey “rings” and combina tions and of how tlie Bureau had gathered evidence indicating a re liirt.i of tlie business of bootlegging in some places. On the other hand, bovver. Mr. Kramer is convinced that there is an increasing sentiment favorable to prohibition which will eventually compel many bootleggers tu "giy e up." Permits Refused. itecords of tile prohibition bureau show that fewer dealers are seeking permits to engage legitimately in the business of handling liquor next year Many of them, Mr Kramer said, knew in advance they would he refused because thev had "taken a chance" with the law. There were more than 70.000 of the permits in existence in the past year, but there will he perhaps not more than halt as many next year. The bureau ha ll cn bury culling out the "undesir (f'ontinued on Page Seven ) BANDIT SEXTETTE MURDER TWO, FLEE WITH RAIL FUNDS Officials Killed When I hey Attempt Resistance to Robbers’ Commands. TOI.KDO. O., Jan. 18.—Six bandits yesterday killed two railroad offic ials whose automobile they had held up. and escaped with $12,000 belonging to the N'ew York Central Railroad, after the officials attempted resist ance. --s DALLAS, Tex. Jan. 18.—Albert Rowan, son of C. T. Rowan, wealthy Dallas business man and property owner, surrendered, to the police to day on charges that he was imp-.; < a ted in the robbery of the sub postoffice station here last Frida v One of the four robbers was cap tured and is said to have confessed, naming Rowan as one of Ids c pan Ions. CHICAGO, Jan. IS Five- youthful bandits held lip a mail truck at the Union Station here today and es caped in an automobile with twelve sacks of mail, ten of which ‘were registered mail |Kiiie.hei containing i portion of Federal Reserve Bank money shipments to Si Paul. The value of the loo* ha. not been de termined At about the same time, three bandits, posing ,i policemen, stopped Mrs. Sigmund Livingstone in he, automobile and robbed her of jewelry valued cl $.!e.un" VAN'COI'VKK. 11. C. Jail. IS While hundreds of persons were pn • ing a brilliantly lighted jew-lry sloe here last night, burglars c ut through the partition from another store ami escaped with $S,0t)0 worth of ilia tnonds. POLES HEADED FOR U S WARSAW, Jan 18 Tice steamei Danzig, first to carry the Polisl flag, is enroute from Danzig lo the railed States with 8n0 Polish etui • rants The vessel sailed Saturday PEASANTS REBEL AGAINST RUSSIAN REDS’ OPPRESSION Podolia District of Ukraine Scene of Serious Uprising Moscow Despatch Says. TERRORISM PLOTTED Attempted Riots in London Traced to Russian Revolu tionists’ Committee. LONDON, Jan. 18.—The Russian I Soviet Government is again facing revolution, Moscow wireless d s putches today reporting a seri peasant rebellion in the Podolia dis triet of Ukraine. Soviet authorities fear the revolt will spread in consequence of the unrest among Ukrainian peasants over refusal of the Government to remedy numerous grievances, the despatches admit. Meantime, however, the Soviet Government apparently is not less ening its attempts to sow revolution and terrorism abroad. Recent at tempts by so-called unemployed to seize town halls in England and start riots cannot bo attributed to genuine unemployed but we' insti gated by Russian revolution! ac- • cording to the Evening News, which claims to have found the headquart ers of the red organization. The News states that tha Rus sians have a committee headed by a young Russian woman. The news paper says the object is to take ad-, vantage of labor conditions to obtarn enough recruits for a campaign of terrorism. Mahaney to Represent U. S At Immigration Conference WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.—Pres! !■ Wilson today appointed Roland M . lianey, Solicitor of the Departme t of Labor, to t>c American representa tive on the International Commlss a of Immigration, which will meet <t Geneva, Switzerland, under the ottv plces of the International Labor of fice of the League of Nations. Canadian Builders Seek Elimination of Strike> OTTAWA. Jan. 18.—Elimination C strikes and labor disputes in the building Industry of Canada throe h Standardized wago agreements a i contracts is contemplated In »>! to be considered by the Assoc!.'1.1 i of Canadian Building and Construc tion Industries at its annual session in Winnipeg, beginning tomorrow. Nebraskan Slashed to Death by Ice Cutter HIOCX CITY, Neb. Jan. 18.—Frank Learner, 41, was slashed to dr h by the knives of an fee cutting ma chine on the lake near Sioux C v Nebraska, yesterday. Learner's cloth ing brushed the knives and he was I drawn into the machine before ha could be disentangled. Ex-President of Alaska Central Fisheries Dead ISKRKBLKY, Cal., Jan. 18.—Peter Wagner. SI. lor many years presidcr.! of t!i' Central Alaska Fisheres. Inc died h<*r*. last night. He is survived ' by bis widow and four children. The ■ g*•.i couple celebrated their golden wadding three years ago. All Autos Used for Liquor Hauling Subject to Seizure WASHINGTON. I>. C., Jan. 18 — Seizure by the Government of au’o mobiles and other conveyances in which liquor ta illegally transported is authorized whether the tera of the conveyance are guilt. lnno tent of violating the law, Lie United Sta'es Supreme Court ruled today.