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THE ALASKA >AILY EMPIRE
“ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME” _^—————————— ■ ——————i——— I I I I ■■ .. II. I. - .— ■■■■■■■..■Mil ■■ ■■■ ■ VOL. XYIlT NO. 2402. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 1921. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS. PRICE TEN CENTS. Alaska Road Items In Army Bill Slashed ESTIMATES CUT TO $350,098 BY HOUSE COMMITTEE Same Appropriation as Last Year Instead of $955,000 Asked Is Recommended. CABLE FUNDS REDUCED Only $140,000 Allowed Al though $212,000 Requir ed for Artny Service. SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 29.—Only $360,000 for the Alaska Hoad Com mission, the same amount granted last year,.,instead of the $955,000 asked, is carried in the army appro lpriatons bill reported out by tbe House Military Affairs Committee yesterday, according to a special Washington despatch received today by the Seattle Post Intelligencer. The appropriations recommended also include only $140,000 tor the Washington-Alaska Military Cable and Telegraph System as compared with the $212,000 said to be re quired. The same amount was granted last year but it proved in sufficient. A provision is carried in the bill for expenditure of $10,000 for in vestigation and report on the pro posal to build connections between Nome and Shelton and between the Pugruk River and Cash Creek coal deposits In the Keewalik mining district for the communications system. Total appropriations as recom mended by the committee are $328. 000,000, a reduction of $63,000,000 from current appropriations. “While it had been hoped that the Alaska road appropriation item would be reported by the House Committee without change from the original estimates,'’ said Capt. C. S. Ward, of the Alaska Road Commis Eion today, “it is not an entire sur prise that it was cut. From the amount which the committee has recommended, us reported by The Empire, it appears that the commit tee folLowed the course pursued by last year's committee when it allow ed us but the same amount as was appropriated in 1919, or $100,000. “It will be remembered,” he con tinued, “tha the Senate Committee Increased the estimates of the House to the figure contained in the orig inal estimates and in conference be tween the two Houses our final ap propriation was made $250,000 or two and one-half times the amount reported by the House Committee. The House Committee lliis year has allowed us the same amount as we received last year. Even if it should not be increased on the floor of the House, when it is sent to the Senate we will have another chance to press our original estimates. It is highly probable that the Senate will pursue the policy of previous years and give us a material increase and if Al aska’s case is made sufficiently Wrong there is hope for securing the entire amount when flnul action is taken on the measure " LEGISLATION FOR ALASKA HINDERED BY LOBBYISTS SEATTLE, Wash., Jan, 29.—"It Is almost impossible for a person having first hand knowledge of con ditions in Alaska to penetrate the Cordon of lobbyists around Congres sional committee having the welfare of Alaska in hand," said Judge Charles Bunnell, United States Dis ■ riot Judge of the Fourth Division of Alaska with headquarters at Fair banks. before sailing on the steamer Admiral Watson this morning for Alaska. Judge Bunnell arrived yesterday from Washington, where he ap peared before a sub-committee of the Senate Judiciary Committee in con nection with charges'filed by James Wickershatfi that he was perniciously active in politics. "All Senators and Representatives with whom I came in contact seem ed anxious to do everything possible to aid in development of the Ter ritory,” he co#tln_ued, "Rut all were badly handicapped and liindererd by (Continued on Rage Two.) ■-;--■ j Sims’ Courtmartial Demanded of Daniels i—-■ JrP APMiRAL S)MS. *0 Lf:. **Y K V. t> •iCItvn.l 1* Admiral’s Remarks on Irish Question Bring Storm of Protests to Washington. WASHINGTON, II. Jan. 20. Secretary of Navy Josephus Daniels today was in receipt of numerous protests against Hear Admiral Wil liain S, Sims' recent remarks in Boston touching on the Irish, situa tion. One asked that he be courtmar tialed as an English propagandist and another desired that he be or dPred to make public apology. Two Steamers Coming With 22 for This City SEATTLE, Jan. 29. The steamer Admiral Watson sailed l'or South eastern Alaska polls at 3 0 o'clock this morning having on board 99 pas sengers for Alaska, the following be ing for Juneau: Otto Scliomble, Pete .), Petecivit h, I-tenry Misker, Edward Cox. Sidney L. Carter S. S. Carter, Victor Chi nard, Mrs .Winnifred Sharo, Mrs. Dolly Cox, J. V. Davis and Doris Simpson. The steamer Northwestern sailed North this morning at 9 o'clock, hav ing 121 passengers aboard, tile maj ority for Cordova and Seward, those bound for the latter place going to the Interior after having been out for the holidays. The following pas sengers are for Juneau: E. T Todd, II. McCormick, A. II. McMillan, Miss Amy Elliott. Dr. II. Vance, W. T Toleh and wife, Kathline Toleh. Weinand Toleh. W. ('. Freeborn, Miss B. McLeod, Mrs. A. Heggman, Margaret Dalton. Lois Lorane, Mrs G. Grundler. D. If. Delemater, M. M. Henley and B. Gerber. Home Guardsman Elected Commander, Officers Quit CAMDEN, N. J., Jan. 29 — Fifteen officers of the Third Regiment of the New Jersey National Guard re signed today because of the election of Howard S. Borden, a commission merchant, as Brigadier General in command of all the State forces and it Is reported that others are plan ning to resign. Borden's election is opposed on the ground that he did not see service overseas during thi war. FORESTER RESIGNS. SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 29.—R. F. Hammatt. assistant district forester of California, resigned today to be come secretary and manager of the California Redwood Association. Hammatt formerly was forest exam iner at Roseburg. Ore., and super visor of the Shasta National Forest LEAPS TO DEATH IN FALLS. NIAGARA FALLS. N V. Jan. 29. —An unidentified man leaped into the river a short distance aliove Niagara Falls today, and shouting 'Good-bye," disappeared SUB-COMMITTEE FIGHTS PROPOSED NAVAL BASE SITE Objections to Location at Alameda Develop at Con gressional Conference. MOTHERS SAFEGUARDED House Committee Reports Out Shepperd-Towner Bill As Emergency Legislation. WASINC.TO.V, n. C . Jan. 29. - 3trenuous objections to choice of the Alameda site for the proposed Pa rifle Fleet naval base are said to have developer at a meeting today of th Congressional sub-committee considering recommendations for Pa eific Coast locations for a naval base, submarine base and aviation bases. Tlte full joint Congressional Com mittee early this week announced 'hat Alameda woud ho recommended lor the main base, San Diego for the submarine base, and Sand Point. Wash., for a naval aviation base, but the sub-committee so far has failed to reach such conclusion. During consideration of the diplo matic appropriation bill last night Representative William K. Mason of. Illinois, offered an amendment, ap propriating $10.MOO to pay tlie salary of an American Minister to Ireland, tints proposing indirect recognition of the Irish Republic. The amend ment was killed on a point of order. Motherhood is safer in any of the seventeen foreign countries than in the United States, and babies in other countries have a better chance of living through the first year, ac cording to the House Commerce Com mittee’s report today on the Shep perd-Towner bill designed to safe guard the health of mothers and babies. The report classes the hill as emergency legislation. Standardized Railway Ties Are Planned by Producers SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 29. Tin National Association of Railroad Tie Producers, in session here, yesterday adopted specifications for the stand ardization of ties throughout the country after hearing reports of eleven regional vice-presidents. C. L. Hill, in charge of the pro ducts of the United States Forest Service in California, told the meet iug that Washington is now the greatest lumber producing state in the Union, its principal product be ing Douglas Fir. The speaker* de clared tile nation is cutting timber four times faster than it is being produced and said: “The crime of our generation is that after we take the lumber we leave the timber pro ducing land in such a condition that it will produce neither lumber nor, over a large portion of the area, anything else." Princess Sophia Hearing At Seattle Is Completed SEATTLE. Wash. Jan. 29.—The hearing here on motion to limit lia biities for damages arising from the wreck of the steamship Princess So phift in Lynn Canal in October 1918. was concluded yesterday and argu ments deferred for a month. Cap: Leadbetter of the Lighthouse tendei Cedar, on the stand yesterday, up held Capt. J I’. Locke, master of the Princess Sophia, for refusing to permit the passengers to quit the wreck because of tlie high seas. A!, on board perished. “Spldier of France” Laid to Rest Under Triumphal Arch PARIS. Jan. 29.—Simple eeietnon ies marked permanent entombment of a "soldier of France", represent ing the country's unidentified dead., under the Arche de Triomphe here yesterday. A plain slab marks til' soldier's resting place and the grave is decorated with the war cross and the military medal of the Le gion of Honor. GRO RBERGDOLL DRAFT EVADER, IS SAFE IN JJERMANY Millionaire Slacker Makes Way to Berlin Through Canada and Holland. KIDNAP ATTEMPT FAILS Detectives, Claiming to Be U. S. Operatifes, Captured By German (Authorities. BERLIN, Jan. 2*— Grover C. Berg I doll, American waft evader, and ■ Isaac Stecher, his! chauffeur, claim to have had Canadian passports by j which they escaped from the United i States i^ul came here via England 1 and Holland last ,July. Carl Neil and Frank Zimmer, said to he American detectives who re cently attempted to kidnap Bergdoll ;md Stecher. are still in custody here while the affair is being investigated. Both claim to be agents of the I United States Department of Jus tice, Bureau of investigation, hut carry no credentials. American army officers at Coblenz denied that any operatives had been sent, io take Bergdoll. WASHINGTON, D. Jan. 29.— Department of Justice officials this afternoon denied that Carl Neil and Frank Zimmer, alleged American de tctives in custody in Berlin charged with attempting to kidnap Grove.' Bergdoll. American draft evader, and his chauffeur, Isaac Stecher, arc agents of the Bureau of Investigation as the two detectives are alleged tr. liav claimed. Discussing pns/JMRty of extrudi tion ol' Bergdoll. officials said that there is no treaty with Germany under which his return would be possible. TO GIVE BENEFIT RECITAL TONIGHT Excellent Program Announc ed for Recital Given at Governor’s House. The last benefit for the starving children of Europe to be held in Juneau will take place at 8 o'clock ttiis evening at the Governor’s House! when Mrs. Ned Carlson, of Thane, assisted by Mrs Riggs will give a| recital, the proceeds from which will be donated to the European Reliel Council fund. No tickets will be sold, the admission price of $1 being! paid at the door The following program will be rendered: 1. Romance (by request).Sibeliusi Marin (sea picture) Peterson-Berger. Erotikon, No. I. and 2- Emil Sjogren MRS. CARLSON. II. Little Houses O Dreams J. W. Metcalf The Dove R. Coningsby Clarke I Will Await rhee It Coningsby Clarke MRS RIGGS. III. Two Arabesques Claude Debusss.v Turkish March from the Ruins of Athens licethoven-Rubinstein Etude de Concert. Edwurd.McDowell MRS CARLSON. Grandson of Millionaire Accused of Assaulting Girl -- CHICAGO. J.ui 2k.—Herbert Pren lice Crane. Jr . grandson of the lat. Richard T Cram . millionaire Chicago steel man. today was ordered held under $10,000 bond on the charge ol attempting to a'taek a thirteen yeni old girl in Lincoln Park here Weil nesday night. The Truing man de nies the charge $3,600 REWARD OFFERED FOR NEWS OF LOST WOMAN LOS ANGELES, Cal Jan. 29. Rewards for iniormation leading to discovery of the whereabouts of Mrs.^ Gladys Witherell. wife of a promin i cut Los Angeles investment banker, who disappeared Thursday, today to taled $3,600. She is believed to be I the victim of kidnappers, who are I holding tier for ransom i PLANS NEW HORTICULTURAL CREATIONS Luther Burbank. who, although seventy three years cl age, cou tlnues bis experiments in producing remarkable creations. Many new milts, eereals, (lowers and plants will he introduced to the American public this year, according to Ml. Burbank His recent experiments have resulted tn putting before the public a beardless barley, nutritive ana big producer. Among bis new additions to the flower kingdom is a glcnt dahlia and some new varieties of glndiolas. Latest Bulletins By Special Cable SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 29. -- Warnings to shippers were posted today that a heavy storm is sweeping in from the North Pacific and is due to strike the coast of Oregon and Washington late todcy. WASHINGTON, D. C.. Jan. 29.— Secretary of Labor Wilson today or dered Daniel O’Callaghan, Lord May or of Cork, who recently arrived at Norfolk, Va., as a stowaway without passports, to leave the United Stales not later than February 11. DUBLIN, Jan. 29— Forty two at tacks on police, five of which were “cold blooded assassinations-," and two others of which resulted fatally, and forty three raids on mail were made by Sinn Feiners during the week ending January 24, Dublin Cat tie announced this afternoon increased Population for Alaska Coast Cities Seen SEATTLE. Wash., jan. 25*. Olive! Orange, manager of the Juneau Cold Storage Company, at Juneau, Alask in an interview given a local news paper today, declared that many fish ermen would he attracted north by increased facilities for handling their fish, soon to be established .ilony the Alaskan coast, resulting in in creased population for toast t it!• ■ - and greater prosperity. Orange said "Eastern > tpit 11 if rently had been attracted to June ti. because of its central location anil splendid harbor and that .1 large company had been organized in Un ion to build a big cold storage plant there- Juneau business men. lie sai l. hav> subscribed $.10,000 of tint $400, 000 stock to be issued by the new company and also have furnished .1 sin- for Hie proposed plant. Oil Stampeders Barred From Fort Norman Field DAWSON’. Y. T.. Jan. 20 S'.nit peders, preparing to tntisli sou'hw.u ! to the Fort N’onnan oil fields have been hell! up here by advh • tltc Canadian Government has tat pended privileges of staking claims in tlit territory until fnrih not icc. .Mayo, the new silver camp 0:1 Stewart Itivw. has organized a < >111 rnercial eluh with fifty members to develop tlie district.. J E Tfo :1! I president. Os ail- Letottnieatl. 'be president and Stanley While, • 1. tary and Treasurer. TWO ARE KILLED IN MYSTERIOUS BLAST AT TACOMA Woman Slain Outright, Son Dies Later After Home Is Blown Up. TACOMA, Wash., Jan. 21). Melvin : Custner. Injured In an explosion her j Iasi night, which, wrecked his home and killed his mother outright, died today from his injuries. He was conscious for a few minutes, but was unable to make a statement a, i to die cause of the blast other titan: that it was not connected with a pos sible leakage of gas. The police, so far unable to de-j termlne the cause, have found eight1 alarm clocks In the ruins of the house. __ Vanderiip’s Syndicate to Trade with Russia Formed LOS AXCKLliS. Cal.. Jan. 29. j A certificate of incorporation of the Washington Yanderlip Syndicate, hav- ! ing as its purpose trading with Kus sia, was on file here today The capital stock of the syndicate' was announced as $100,000. Yanderlip recently obtained impoti rmt concessions in Siberia, from the Jitu -inn Soviet Governin' nt on bo half of a Pacific* Coast syndicate . -4. 4 » DEATH PENALTY ASKED OLYMPIA. Wash. Jan 29 A hill providing that death shall lie the ,ole penalty for murder was In- j troduced in the State Senate today, j $67,000,000,000 IN 42 YEARS TO BE DEMANDED OF FOE Supreme Council Approves Reparations Plan Drafted By Special Committee. OTHER EXACTIONS SET Complete Disarament of Civil Guard Organizations Will Be Carried Out. PARIS, Jan. 29. — Bridging the threatened split, which yesterday seemed on the point of disrupting the conference, the Allied Supreme Council today approved the repara tions plan drafted oy a special com mittee providing that Germany shall be required to pay ir. gold as repara tion 269,000,000,000 marks (in nor mal times equivalent to about $67, 000,000,000) during a forty-two year period, beginning “ay 1, when the first installment is due, and increas ing on a sliding scale. The plqn provides that German customs shall be seized in event of default to make good the amount specified. The Supreme Council also ap proved a plan for formation of a 200,000,00 franc corporation to aid Austria, the Austrian Government, an the verge of collapse, having an nounced rejpntly that unless help is tortheomnig i; must soon cease to function. \irtual approval was given by the council of the report of the military committee on disarmament providing for complete disarmament of civil guard organizations in Germany In accordance—with the terms of the Versailles peace treaty. 200 Sailors Battle Flames In Hold of Dutch Steamer LOS ANGELES, Cal., Jan.29.— Kir in two holds of the Dutch steam '-r Lemdjik, unloading here, was ex linguished today alter an all night’s battle with the flames in which 200 sailors from the submarine base bore helped. All avalable apparatus was called out. The blaze started from a, stev° ''"re's cigarette carelessly tossed In the hold. The loss, it is believed, will not exceed $50,000. Former Soldiers Protest Tag Day for Hungry China VANCOUVER, R. C., Jan. 29.—For mer soldiers picketed the streets here today as a protest against tag day collections for Chinese* famine sufferers. They urged that all do nations he diverted to aiding the unemployed here. _- t , Engineer Killed, Eleven Injured in Train Wreck SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Jan. 29. The engineer was killed and eleven ■ ether persons injured when a train side-wiped another at Knight, Wyo tiling last night. SOLDIERS' RELIEF URGED. LINCOLN, Neb.. Jan 29.—A bill 'as introduced in the Nebraska State Senate today providing an ap propriation of $2,000,000 to furnish lood. clothing and supplies to des titute former service men. Jazz Making Indians Wild *•••••• Atavistic Memories Stirred I'l IILAI iEI-.PI 11 A, J.in 2!) Modern jazz music and dam-ins arc making I he Indian wi! I .isuin The roll 'it iie snare drum and the wail of th" saxophone combined with the "tod dle ' and tiie "shimmy" stir atavistic memories of the tom tom and the hriek of the victim at ttie stake. do inserted l)r Henry Hefts, sei r-tary of missions of th<* Christian Iteform Church, in an address ini before tile m sion of th’ Frien 1> of tin* Indian. A resolution introduced by D; Heels, which would forbid lutliau youths and kills from dam-ins mod i rn steps, was adopted. Gronna Bill Regulating Meat Industry Protested SU.T LAKE CITV. Utah, Jan 29 — The Salt Luke Ci'y Commercial Club tod n telcgraphen twentw five com ■ 11 organisations in Ctah, Idaho ' 1 Montana asking them to pro test against passage by Congress ut l!"' Cronna bill regulating the meat industry. i’assage of this measure would es tablish a serious precedent for Am 'l oan business interest:,” the tele grams said.