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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE X
“ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME” • \ '■> - \ ■ ■■ _-_j - ■■■■■■ ..—P'—" ' ■■ ■ »■ - ■■■ ' ■ . L'r'^'.AL' ..■■■' . ■ VOL. XVII., NO. 2398. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 25, 1921. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS. PRICE TEN CENTS i'~a_ rrf*. . ._ I ■ -----— -—■ 11 " ■ ■ 1 ■1 - - 1 —--—------— PROPOSED PACT IS COMPLETED BY AMBASSADORS Agreement Defining Rights of Japanese ifi America Is Drawn Up. RATIFICATION" NEEDED Respective Governments Yet To Approve Document Be fore Action Binding. WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.—Negoti ations between‘American Ambassa dor Roland S. Morris and Japanese Ambassador Shidehara over the pro poed treaty between the United States and Japan defining the rights of Japanese in America have been successfully concluded, according to announcement here today. The two governments must approve the tentative treaty, however, be fore any action binding either can be taken. TOKIO. Jan. 25.—The Japanese Government, would consider restric tion of naval armament should an other nation broach the plan, Vis count Uchida, Foreign Minister, de clared in an Interview here today. He stated, however, that the Japan ese Government, holds little hope that any immediate movement tow ard disarmament will result from the discussions now going on. CAPTAIN LOCKE CHARGED WITH gross Neglect Sensational Testimony Is Made in Hearing of Prin cess Sophia Case, SEATTLE. Jan .25. — Evidence showing that the steamer Princess Sophia was not properly manned when she was wrecked in Lynn Can al in October, 1918, and that Capt. J. P. Locke was in the habit ot spending considerable ot his time in his cabin with women passengers was introduced by the claltnans yes terday at the hearing on the motion to, limit liabilities. A. Dickenson, a room steward on the Princess Sophia, testified that on previous trips. Capt. Locke had invted women passengers to his room. Dickenson also testified that he had received lifeboat instructions only once while he was aboard the steamer. Frank Slnnott, former member of the crew of the Princess Sophia, testified that he had never received any instructions regarding lifeboats Printers Walk Out But Newspapers Publishing OLYMPIA. Wash... Jan. 25.—The typographical crews ot the Olympian pud Recorder struck today following the failure of the publishers and the men to agree on a new wage sehed ule. A crew was installed to replace the men on both papers and they arn publishing as usual. The previous scael has been $45 a week for work on the day side and $48 a week for night work. The publishers offered the same wage scale for the coining, year and the men refused to accept it. Predicts Country Will Be Flooded with Twins MILWAUKEE. Wis.. Jan. 25. Charles Kirschner, astronomer, today predicted that the country will be flooded with twins, triplets and quad ruplets within the next six years. Prof. Kirschner bases his predictions on the conjunction of certain stars with ■ the moon .showing the world will be startled and all races will experience the great birth rate es pecially in the next four years. ♦ - ♦ » -- Harding Is Traveling Down Coast of Florida ROCKLEDGE. Fla. Jan. 25 President-elect Warren G Harding has arrived here on a houseboat cruise down the coast. Mr Harding and his party will leave tomorrow for Vero .the next stop. Schwab Controversy Rages • •••***•*••••••••• Charges Meet New Denial CHARLES SCHWAB TRANSPORTATION INTERESTS WILL ASSIST PACKERS Railroad and Steamship Lines To Co-Operate in Moving Salmon Packs. » _ SEATTLE, Jan. 25. — A committee! of transportation men lias been formed to co-operate with the sal mon fishing interests in relieving and improving tile situation facing tffe packers. 'This committee com ing into activity followed a meeting of 150 representatives of railroads land steamship lines. Fred J. Wettrick, President of the Standard Packing Company, said I there was no real salmon surplus,; the present, stock being far less thauj the total of the 1920 pack, whicii ' was slightly more than 6.000,000 ! cases. The average annual distribu tion has been frrom 11,000,000 to 17.000. 000 cases and is now about 9.400.000. Two million cases are i stored here, which is about 75 per | cent of the stock available. The railroad men agreed to pass the word along to the various lines to aid in moving the present stock i without delay. ALASKA PACKERS REPORT LOSS OF $757,462 IN 1920 SEATTLE, Jan. 25.--The Alaska ! Packers' Association, of San Fran 1 oisoo, in the annual report, states that 62!),708 cases of canned salmon and 161,000 barrels of salt salmon J were put up In 1020. This was a (short pack and the Association op erated at a loss which amounted to $757,462. The Alaska Packers’ Association | has 15 plants in Alaska, and one on I Puget Sound The largest division pack was of red salmon which was 416,664 cases. | The pack of pinks was 1 17,715 cases, j sockeye 19,735 cases; King salmon, I 16,758 cases; cohoes, 20,079 cases and chums, 30,027 cases. Princess Mary Due Here Tonight; 31 Passengers KETCHIKAN, Jan 25. — The I steamer Princess Mary left this port : at one o'clock this morning and is j due at midnight tonight in Juneau with the following passengers; Mrs E. W. Flanighan, G. O. Hewitt, D ; S. Neuman, Miss M. Blackwell, H. j M. Sabin, T. ('. Dale, Mrs. M (lawell, i Mr and Mrs. Calvin and two child ren, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Shattuck. Robert Fitrfi, A. Debon, F Watt. Miss E. Williamson, A. Williams, i Mrs H W. Irvine, Elenor Irvine, Betty Irvine. S. R. O'Brien, W. Jep son. R. K Tally, T. O. Baker, Mr. land Mrs. Fred Dahlquist, Mrs. Arthur Shipman, J A Smith, M. L. j Orring Federal Co-operation on Mining Problems Talked BERKELEY. Cal.. Jan. 25.—Dele | gates from all Government ex per | mental stations connected with tip 1 Bureau of Mines and many Pacific j Coast universities assembled here to day to discuss Federal co-operation I for advancement of the mining i:i dustry tinder the auspices of the ( Government Bureau. Steel Company’s Auditor Tes tifies Chief’s Expenses Not Paid by U. S. NEW YORK, Jail. 25—Charges, denials and more denials continue to fly before the Walsh Congressional' Committee invetigating the affairs of the United States Shipping Board in connection with the alleged pay ment by the shipping board of $200. 000 to cover the personal expense-: of Charles Schwab, multimillionaire head of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, during October, 1018, when he was serving the Government as director of the Emergency Elect Corporation at the nominal salary rf $1 a year. Col. E. H. Abadie, former comp troller General of the Board, made he original charge that a Govern ment audit of the Board's affairs had resulted in the discovery of a vou cher covering the amount, in que. don. Schwab, following Abadie on lie wdtness stand in the committees hearing made heated denials and de clared that he had not only paid his own expenses for October, 1518 but for all of the remaining months of his services and that moreover, he had never even collected the dollar « jyear salary. Yesterday Berlov Morse, mombei of an accounting firm which audited the books of the Bethlehem Corpo ration corroborated Col. Abadie's les-j timony concerning payment of the voucher. Today S. A. Shick, general auditor of the Bethlehem Corporation, testi fied that no voucher for any part of Schwab's expenses while serving with the Government had ever been charg ed to ship construction as alleged by Col. Abadie and Mr. Morse. EXTRADITION TO ALASKA FOUGHT BY EX-BANKER C. J. Hurley Unwilling to Face T rial Before Fairbanks Court. — CAKSO.V, ,Mev„ Jan, 2J.—Cor-j nelius J Hurley, former President J and manager of the American Hank of Alaska, at Fairbanks, will resist extradition to Alaska to face tri.il on a charge of having accepted de posits after he knew the bank was I insolvent, his attorneys announced to ■ ady. Uov. E. D. Hoyle has set heal ing on the matter for Friday. C. .1. Hurley was named as de fendant in a secret indictment re turned by a Federal Grand Jury in the U. S. District Court at Fairbanks, i during its 1920 term. It is alleged that money was accepted by the American Hank of Alaska after its officials knew that the institution was insolvent. IT. S. Attorney R. F. Roth, of Fair 1 banks, last fall asked Gov. Thomas , Riggs for an order requesting the extradition of Mr. Hurley from Reno, j I N'ev., the order being issued and j 'turned over to U. S. Martial I,. T. j j Erwin when he passed through Ju neau enroutc South with a party I of prioners shortly before Christmas ! The American Hank of Alaska was tin business in Fairbanks for several | years. It was closed by the Terri jtorlal Hanking Hoard in the Summer i of 1917. following an examination of I jits affairs by Walstein G. Smith, j !Territorial Treasurer and Chairman! lot the Hoard. -- U. S. Steel Corporation To Sell Workers Stock ______ NEW YORK. J::r:. 29 The United States Steel Corporation announce I the price at which its employees j may purchase stock from it as $81 a share, as against $10fi last year j when between 50,000 and; 00.000 ' were available. The amount which i may he bought this year was not ! announced. -♦-» ♦ Former Spokane Postmaster Walter Edros Dies in Idaho SPOKANE, Wash.. Jan. 25.—Waller ; F. Edros, former postmaster at Spo ! katn4 and more recently managot of the Spokane Flour M Us. died vesterday at Priest River. Idaho, ac 4 * cording to a message received here. THIRD VICTIM OF SEATTLE GUNMAN DIES FROM WOUND City Pays Homage to Slain Policeman as Funeral Cortege Passes. ‘SHADOW’ CAUGHT, CLAIM Man Arrested in Seattle Is Believed to Be Mysterious Portland Blackmailer. SEATTLE, Wash , Jan. 25.—Neil McMilan. policeman, who was wounded in a gun fight with John Schmitt, confessed bandit, here last Friday night, died late yesterday, making the fourth Seattle officer killed within the last two weeks in battles with gunmen. Schmitt also shot and killed De tective James O’Brien and Patrolman William T. Angle. When arraigned yesterday he pleaded guilty to charges of murder arid trial was set for Thursday, at which time, under the Washington luw. the jury will determine whether he shall hang or he sentence! to life imprisonment. The funeral of his three victims was held flits •afternoon, many busi ness men and personal friends join ing the funeral procession through the downtown streets. At the re ciuest of Mayor Hugh Caldwell many business houses also suspended busi ness for a friw minutes while the cortege was paging. A monster benefit is being planned to raise funds for the twelve mem bers of the slain officers’ families and newspapers are collecting funds for them as well. Jack Dempsey, world's heavyweight boxing cham pion. who is here, has been asked to referee a benel boxing show. The Mayor has asked the City Council to increase the police force as part of a determined drive to rid the city of gunmen and other criminals. What was regarded as an import ant arrest was made today when George Billings alias Joe Brady, of Portland, was taken into custody on a warrant charging larceny from i dwelling. The police say Billings or Brady is tiie mysterious “Shadow,'’ who recently sent threatening let-' tors to a number of Portland busi ness men threatening deatli unless his demands for large sums of money were complied with “The Shadow" several times eluded police officers detailed to watch decoy packages placed at spots designated In the letters, once getting away unseen with the package and another time escaping after a gun battle with two detectives. 9 NEGROES RUSHED TO RALEIGH TO AVOID MOB RALEIGH. N C'., .Tan 25.—Nine negroes, arrested in connection with the shooting of four white men in race foiling at Norlina Sunday were; brought here from Warrenton last night and lodged in the State Peni tentiary for safe keeping. Their re moval was due to far of mob vio lence. two other ne.groes held in con nection with the same affair having been taken from the Warrenton jail by a masked mob Sunday night and lynched. FOUR BANDITS EFFECT DARING JEWEL ROBBERY TOLEDO, O . Jan. 25.—Four ban dits entered a jewelry store here today, hound the proprietor and sev eral customers hand and foot and escaped in an automobile with jew elry valued at more than $20,000. --♦ v - Seizure German Insurance Companies’ Assets Upheld WASHINGTON, D. Jan. 25 The United States Supreme four yesterday upheld the right uf tilt Alien Properl > Custodian to seize securities deposited in this counlry by German insurance companies to protect American policy holder. The court's opinion said that th, trading with the enemy act autho. Izes such seizure. Storm Sweeping Through Middle Western States DENVER. U Jo., Jan. 25. - The -torm which isolated Denver from , the world for several hours ye.-.t uda.. last night swept soutli from Wyoming and Idaho through Colorado, Nurth 1 ern New Mexico and Oklahoma an l thence northeast into Kansas, Xtb i ranks and the Dakotas. I U. S. Mulcted of More Than Billion, Charge COMMITTEE MAY RECOMMEND WICK BE GIVEN SEAT Times Special Says Majority Report Favors Wickersham In 1918 Election. _ REPORT ON PARTY LINES Minority Report Will Recom mend Rejection of Major ity Report by House. SEATTLE, Wash., Jan 25.—It is understood that Delegate from Alaska George B. Grigsby, will be unsealed if the . report of Election Committee No. .1, is adopted by the House of Representatives, according to a special Washington despatch re ceived by the Seattle Times. It is believed that this report, which will be filed in the near future, recom mends that tlie contested seat be given to Judge James Wickersham It is expected that Delegate. Grigsby will contest the report .on tile floor of the House, it having been orderodl on a purely party vote. it is understood that there will, he a minority report presented, either with or following the presen tation of the majority report, which will favor the rejection of Wicker sham's contest and that. Delegate Grigsby be permitted to retain his seat. It is said the majority of the com mittee will recommend that it he declared that Wickersham and not Sulzer was elected In 1918. and, til ere fore, there was no vacancy at the time of the special election in 1919 when Grigsby was elected. Wires Received Here. Confirmation of the above des patch was received hero today in telegrams received by Judge Wick ersham and his friends from friends in Washington, some of them being from members of the Contest Com mittee conducting the investigation One of these telegrams, from Rep resentative Albert Johnson of Wash ington, rceived by t'.isti Cole stated that the report of the committee awarded the seat to Judge Wicker ham. The result of the election in 191k was very close, bn the final count of ah the votes last showed Uia1 I Charles A. Sulzer had received a j plurality of 33 over James Wicker sham. The returns showed that vur-| ions election boards had thrown out j a number of ballots on account ot i what they rega'ded as irregularities 1 but when these votes were counted] by the Congressional Committee H was discovered they would reduce the majority by only two. The certificate of election wa: Issued to Charles A. Sulzer the day of his death in April 1919 On May 3. 1319, Judge Wickersham filed a; notice of contest in Congress for the scat to which the Canvassing] Hoard had declared that Mr. Sulzer I nd been elected. A special election, had already been called in Alaska, pursuant to a law enacted by the Territorial Legislature. The special election was held Juno 3, 1919, and] Mr Grigsby, the Democratic nom inee, was chosen by an overwhelm ing majority ovor J. L. Jones, a labor candidate. Judge Wickersham refused to contest witli Mr. Grigsby, declaring that lie would rely upon his claim to the office as a result of the election in 1918. Mr Grigsby was given a certificate of election June 14, 1919. and took the oath of office as Delegate from Alaska In July 1919. Mr. Grigsby appeared before the House Committee on Klee lions and it decided that Judge Wickersham would have to make his contest against Mr. Grigsby. The • vidence was taken and case wa. presented to the committee early last year. It lias been pending since that time. THEATRE TICKETS CUT NKW YORK. Jan 25.—Reduction of the price of theatre tickets In various cities has been followed in Sew York by t lie productions of Sam H Harris, President of Produc ers Managers Association The top price will be $2.50 instead of $3.0U. I Grants Cork’s Mayor Seaman’s Certificate ANT WON Y CANItNF.rri Immigration Chief Clears Way for O’Callaghan’s Return to Ireland. NORFOLK, Va„ Jan. 25.—Daniel O'Callaghan, Lord Mayor of Cork, who recently arrived here as a stow away without passports and has boon on parole pending adjudication o£ his status, today was surrendered by his attorneys for deportation. The immigration authorities, acting under orders from the Commissionet General of Immigration. Anthony Caminetti, immediately issued O’Cal lighan a seaman’s certificate and no tified him that he could ship on any foreign bound vessel at his conven ience. The Lord Mayor’s plana, other than that he will take his de parture soon, are said to be indef inite. 6 to 15 Dead, 40 Injured Toll of Memphis Explosion MEMPHIS, Term., Jan. 25. From six to fifteen dead and forty or more injured, all’negroes, were the casual lies in yesterday’s explosion of a I gasoline tank car in a densely popu lated section of the city, according to latest police estimates. The dead were first estimated to total twenty five or more. Six bodies have been recovered rom a row of burned buildings near he scene of the awful blast. The liro following the explosion, threat ping lhe city’s gas plant for a time, was extinguished before il had gain 'd great headway and il is not believed Hie property loss will ex ceed $150,000. Agents of the United States P.ureau of Explosives today began an investigation lo determine whether or not the blast was acci dental. First reports said sparks from a workman’s chisel were be lieved to have ignited the gasoline Zion Overseer to Buck Bachelors’ Selfishness — ZION CITY, HI . Jan LT, A cam. paign for more marriages has been launched by Wilbur Glenn Voliva.j general overseer of Zion, following denunciation of the "selfishness of j bachelors in dodging the r sponsibili ties of matrimony." Voliva declares that he lias pre pared lists of every eligible man and woman among the r>,ti76 members of Zion City and that the..>• would be compelled to attend "social gather ings.” once a month over which In would preside in the role of match maker. “There will have to he more mat riages in Zion or I will know the reason why.” he announced. City of Seattle Sails; Nineteen for Juneau SEATTLE, Jan -5. The s'eamet city of Seattle with ninety-four pa^ 1 .ongers sailed for the north at ten o'cloek this morning. Those leaving for Juneau were K W. Tillman, .1 W. Johnson. George Itoylan. Harney Simon, Trank Parrish, W. A Steel, W. G. Herron. J C Gregory, li. K Carlet, It. Mclver. Paul H Hoyle, Mrs. Paul II. Doyle. Miss Clara Burkhart, Mrs Edna Johnson. \\ M Uarster. li. L Dott, Elmer Strom. Miss Irene Smith. D. N Lancaster. I GALDER ACCUSES COAL BARONS IN SENATE INQUIRY New York Senator Charges Americans Done Out of Huge Sums Last Year. PALMER UNDER FIRE Judiciary Committee Resumes Hearing on Alleged Illegal Raids on Radicals. WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 25.— Americans were mulcted last year of more than a billion dollars, prob ably nearer a billion and a half, by men in the coal trade, according o belief expressed by United Star, Senator William M. Calder, of New York, In testifying today before the Senate Committee considering bis bill for Federal regulation of the coal industry. Evidence bearing on the hi. prices for coal charged the War De partment already has beep turned over to the Department of Justice which has started investigation With a view to prosecutions. The public has bee® mulcted in even greater proportionate degree, the Senator as serted. Probe Resumed. Meantime the? Department of Ju tIce also fa tinder fire. The Senate Judiciary Committee today resumed hearing of charges against A,ttjc. Gen. A. Mitchell Palmer, and' Department Of Justice official# in connection with enforcement of the espionage law. The Attorney Gen eral is declared to have violated co" stitutlonal law in Conducting raids and making wholesale arrests of ol 'eeed radicals. The Senate yesterday passed a bD! proposing Federal regulation of meat packers and other livestock marke Ing agencies. The vote was 46 o 33. The measure now goes to the House. Appropriation Voted. The House yesterday voted to np propriate $360,000 for free distri! tlon of reds by members of Cone.. during Hie next fiscal year. An ;:p propriation of $120,000 for the et rent fiscal year also was voted. President Wilson, coming to tl: rescue of Postmaster General A. P. Burleson's projected continuance r. ml extension of the aerial mail service, yesterday ' transmitted a message to Congress urging provi sion for the service. No approprla ilon for this purpose was made in the legislative, executive and judiojsil Ulls reported out by the commltte" Latest Bulletin^ By Special Cable OELNITZ. Saxony, Jan. 25. — Thirty five miners were killed anti more than forty others were Injur ed in an explosion of fire damp In s mine here today. • WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.—Alamfb California, today wa:- selected by t joint Congressional committee as site for a naval base on the Pae Coast. San Diego was chosen for V proposed submarine base and 8 I 'd Point. Wash., for a naval avis! base. COBLENZ Jan. 25.—A Germ.ir Court today entenced Engelbrr* Mams, a Get man citizen, to be gtiif lotined for tne murder of an Amer’ can soldier here last April. . M?' •« is alleged to have killed the sold' with the latter’s pistol and then r bed him. CORDOVA, Alaska. Jan. 25.—T^e Power schooner Olga, ninety three days it from Nome and given for lost weeks ago. arrived here *■> day after a terrific battle with gr * during most of the trip. The er*w subsisted on a diet of fish and rein deer meat for days.