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THE ALASKA ; > ATLY EMPIRE
“ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME* VOL. XVII., NO. 2407. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1921. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS. PRICE TEN CENTS. BRITISH SUBMARINE SUNK BY IRISH? International Conference on Disarmament Will be Called $5,500 FOR LEGION DYNAMITER, DEAD OR ALIVE, POSTED Authorities Combing State For Man Who Attempted Aberdeen Outrage. 5 SUSPECTS- ARRESTED Police Bending Every Effort To Solve Mystery of At tack on American Legion. ABERDEEN. Wash., Feb. 4.— Headed by Gov. Louis F. Hart, who offers $500, rewards for the capture, dead or alive, of the man who placed a bomb under the American Legion Building here Wednesday night to day totaled $5,500. Subscriptions by business men account for the balance. Five men were arrested as sus pects yesterday and today but rigid police examinations failed to reveal any direct connection with the out rage on the party of any. Police authorities all over the state are co operating in the search for the guilty man. That the dynamite was discovered while the fuse was burning and the fuse extinguished Is considered little short of miraculous. More than fifty persons were in the building at the time and heavy loss of life would have been Inevitable had the charge exploded. The dynamiter was detected crawl ing out from under the building tty Henry G. Lancaster, who at once investigated and sounded an alarm after stamping out the fuse. $500,000 MAIL ROBBERY SOLVED BY ARREST OF 2 CHICAGO, Feb. 4.—Two men, ar rested here yesterday, were raid by the police to have confessed the burning of twelve mail pouches and the hiding of $500,000 in Liberty bonds and other securities stolen in a rnadl car robbery at tho Union Station here recently. SOUTH DAKOTA BANK IS HELDUP, CASHIER SLAIN MITCHELL, S. D., Feb. 4.—-Rob bers heldup and robbed the state bank at Cornoa, South Dakota, yes terday afternoon, killing R. G. Stapleton, assistant cashier, when he-jOffered resistance. The bandit9 escaped with a large amount of money, according to telegraphic ad vices received here today. BURGLARS LOOT STORE OF $15,000 IN BONDS RITZVILLE, Wash., Feb. 4.— Burglars cracked the safe of Kierr, Shipley Department Store here yes terday and escaped with $15,000 in Liberty bonds and other negotiable eecurities. Chairman of House Naval Committee Announces That United States Will Issue Call to Nations of World, Probably Soon After Inaugation of Warren G. Harding as President. WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 4.—Chairman Thomas S. Butler, of the House Naval Affairs Committee, this afternon definitely announced that an international conference to discuss naval disarmament will be called by the United States. Mr. Butler did not say when the conference would take place but intimated that the call for it would be issued soon after inauguration of Warren G. Harding' as President. Rear-Admiral William S. Sims, commander of the United States' naval forces in Europe during the war, told the committee today that with Germany's navel power crushed all of the principal powers could reduce their armaments by half with safety. He declared that if the United States relies upon the navy for de fense purposes only it could be safe with half the armament of any power situated thousands of miles aw; y. In line with the general move for lessened trxpendituros for military purposes, the House yesterday voted to appropriate only enough money for the maintenance after July of an army of 150,000. A recent meas ure, passed by the House but held up in the Senate where it has met determined opposition, directs the Secretary of War to stop recruiting until the regular forces have been reduced to the 150,000 maximum. Congressional Investigation of the escape of Grover C. Bergdoll, draft evader, last July was revived today when the House Military Affairs Committee instructed Chairman Jul-j ius Kalin to confer with the United! States District Attorney at Phila delphia. from which city Bergdoll (led to Canada and later to Germany, where he now is. Mr. Kahn told members of the j committee that he favored a thor ough and sweeping investigation of statements reported to have been made by Bergdoll in Germany that he was offered his freedom, while in custody in America, if he would "come across'’ with $100,000 to Am erican army officers. RUST OFFERS REWARD FOR ARRESTS OF KIDNAPPERS TACOMA. Wash., Feb. 4.—W. R. Rust, millionaire banker and Alas-j kail mining magntae, today offered $500 reward for the arrest of the men who kidnapped his twenty-; year old son Arthur Tuesday and forced him to write a note to his; father requesting payment of $25,000; ransom money. The young man was left bound and gagged in a garage in an out of-the-way location on the tide fiats but was released by a passing work man after he had chewed a hole in the blanket covering his head and attracted attention by repeated (tails. FILMS SHOWING SCENES OF VIOLENCE BARRED WELLINGTON, N. Z.. Feb. 4.— The New Zealand Government has ordered that no motion picture films depicting robbery, murder or suicide shall be shown after May 1. Chicago Colder Than Juneau January Weather Here Mild According to the Weather Bureau's meteorological summary, the month of January averaged 2.2 degrees be low the mean temperature of pre vioiui years, the average being 24.3 degrees and the normal 26.?. In spite of this deficiency in tempera ture, said M. B. Summers, meteorolo gist in charge of the local Weather Bureau office, the month was Warmer than may be expected in Chicago in January, which city has a normal temperature for the month of 24.3 degrees. At Omaha. Neb., he said, the average Is still 3 degrees lower than this figure. The highest temperature recorded in‘Juneau last month was 41 de grees, on the 10th, which was three degrees higher than the maximum temperature in Chicago in January, i 1920. With u minimum for the month of 10 degrees on the 17th, Juneauites may well ask their Chi cago friends to spend the winter here, for in January 1920, that city had four days with zero tempera tures, the minimum for the month being 5 below zero. On 28 days of the month the min imum temperature dropped below the freezing point of water, 32 degrees. Here, again, Juneau scored over Chicago, for in January, 1920, the minimum was below freezing on every day of the month. With 4.13 inches of rain and melt ed snow, the precipitation for the month lacked 2 76 inches of the January normal, and stood in marked (Continued on Page Three.) $410,921,000 CIVIL BILL REPORTED OUT TO SENATE Total House Appropriations Increased $23,000,000 by Senate Committee. WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.—Carrying total appropriations of $410,921,000, an increase of approximately $23, 000,000 over the House total, the annual sundry civil bill was re ported to the Senate today. The Senate Mines Committee to | day unanimously reported favor ably Senator Joseph T. Robinson's bill to liberalize the law designed to stimulate the mining of tungsten, chrome and other minerals during the war to permit many mine opera tors who suffered loss by the sudden shutting off of their market after the war to participate in distribu tion of between $5,0OU,U(:O and $6,000,000. Continued discussion of the Ford ney emergency, tariff measure in the Senate today u brought the ehargt from Senator Arthur Capper of Kan sas that Congress’ failure to enact such legislation will encourage ad-j vocates of state socialism and "a j host of other visionary, extreme and , impractical doctrines.” He deplored the shortsightedness of Senators un willing to support the bill and urged its passage on an economic necessity. Reading of the bill for amendment was begun following Sena.or Cap per’s speech. A bill was introduced bv Sena tor Duncan U. Fletcher of Florida yesterday to provide a $30't,000 in crease in the appropriations for sal aries for crews of light house tend ers and lightships. Valdez Republicans Indorse Geo. Hazelet for Governor (Special To The Empire.) VALDEZ. Alaska. Feb. 4. — The Valdez Republican Club at a well at tended meeting held here last night, by a unanimous vote adopted a resolution supporting George C. Haz elet of Cordova, for Governor of Al aska. Members of the club have pledged themselves to aid in every possible way the efforts of the Re publican Territorial organization to secure Mr. Hazelet's appointment. The sentiment here is overwhelm ingly for Mr. Hazelet. Local bust nes men, irrespective of politics, are signing a petition urging his appoint ment. -» ♦ ♦ 38 N. Y. Customs Inspectors Involved in Graft Charges NEW YOFK, Feb. 4.—Evidence involving 38 customs inspectors in charges of graft will be presented to the Federal Grand Jury. Assist ant United States District Attorney Barnes announced today. The men are accused of receiving bribes from incoming steamship passengers who wished their baggage passed without close inspection. Revenue Collector Coming Here to Aid on Tax Returns SEATTLE. Wash.. Feb. 4.—William T. Beeks. Division Chief of the In ternal Revenue Bureau, announced today that he will send a deputy from the collector’s office here to Juneau about February 12 to assist tax payers in preparing their in come tax returns. A deputy will be sent to Ketchikan about February 25 for similar work. TURKS TO DEMAND REVISION ALLIES’ TERMS FOR PEACE Five Specific Changes in Treaty Will Be Asked at Near East Conference. WANT DEFENSIVE ARMY Modification of Military Clauses, Maintenance of Sovereignty Demanded CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 4. - Open and passive resistance to the Allies' peace terms in Turkey has crystallized into five demands which will be presented by Turkish lead ers at the coming conference on the Near East question, according to au thoritative announcement here' today. The demands are: Abrogation of privileges granted to Greece in the Smyrna region. Autonomy for Thrace. Maintenance of Turkish sovereign ty over Turkish territory in Armenia. Modification of the clauses of the treaty infringing on Turkish sover eignty. Independent mt iification of mili tary clauses so that Turkey may maintain a defensive army. NAGPUR, India, Feb. 4 — The Turkish peace treaty was chaarctcr ized as the “greatest travesty on justice, a monument of hypocracy and the blackest broach of solemn pledges," by Dr. Ansar in his annual address at the session of the All Indian Moslem League here, He do-| mantled it3 revision which, he de-j dared, there seems little doubt was being seriously considered by the! Allies. The speaker denounced the “hor rors of the Panjab reign of terror," | and supported the non-co-operative movement in progress among the na lives as a protest against British rule. "There Is a divine injunction to Mussulmen to practice non-co-opera tion against the opponents of Islam." said Dr. Ansar “There appears U> be a deadlock between the beauroe racy and the people of India which is entirely because India has awak ened to a keen sense of self respect and is determined no longer to sub mit to a secondary position, whereas the bureaucrat Is still thinking in ob solete terms of governing with the mailed fist. "Iji order to win the cooperation of the people of India, our alien friends must first of all disabuse their minds of the idea of race supremacy and do ample penance for its past wrongs.” Hughes Will Be Secretary Of State, Says. Sen. Fall WASHINGTON'. Feb. 4.—Senator Albert B. Fall of New Mexico, to turning today from a southern tour with President el< cl Warren G. Hard ing, said that the President-elect has not definitely decided upon his cabinet selections but that he be lieves Charles K Hughes, Republican candidate for President in 191G, will be the new Secretary of State and that probably Harry M. Dougherty. Harding's pre convention campaign manager, also will be given a cab inct post. Government Owned Liner Begins Service to Manila SAX FRANCISCO, Feb. 4.—The steamer Creole State, the first Gov ernment owned t eight and passenger liner to operate from Pacific Coa.-.t ports cleared ye terday for the Far East. The new service is expected to lop off six days in the running time between here and Manila. The liner is being operated under Paclfii Mail Steamship Company charter. CRUDE (ML_REDUCED. PITTSBURGH Feb. 4.—Further reductions in the price or crude oil. ranging from twentyfive to seventy five cents a barrel, were announce! today. TO WED RUMANIAN CROWN PRINCE^ Princess Helen, daughter of King Constantine, who will become the bride of the Balkan throne heir. The bridegroom to-be in 1918 married the daughter of a Iloumanian general. The marriage was annulled last year. g Marriage of Prince Carol and Princess Helene, of Greece, Daughter of King Constantine, to Take Place Late This Month Following Marriage of Prince George Of Greece and Princess Elizabeth of Rumania. ATHENS, Feb. 4. Prince George] of' Greece and Princess Elizabeth] of Rumania will be married at Bu charest between February 10 and February 15, according to present plans. After the ceremony, the royal party, accompanied by Princess Marie, of Rumania, will return to Athens for the marriage of Prince Carol, of Rumania and Princess Hei cne, of Greece, which will take place late in February. Mme. Aspasia Manos, the morgan atic widow of the late King Alex antler, continues to attract general at tention in Athens. Site now lives by herself in a rather mo,lest dwell ing in tile Kiphissia Avenue. The Princes anti Princesses who preceded King Constantine and Queen Soplii ' to Athens rather look upon Mme. Manos as an intruder, and gave her the cold shoulder. Queen Sophies motherly instincts, however, got the best of royal blood prejudices unit she received her morganatic daugh ter-in-law with open arms. Alexander was Queen Sophie's favorite son. Queen Sophie has given orders for the employment of a firat class English nurse in preparation for the birth of Mme. Manos' child. Famous Million Dollar Hotel at Atlanta Burns ATLANTA. Ga.. Feb. 4. Hon Air. famous tourist hotel here, was totally destroyed by fire last night. The loss is estimated at more than $1. OOO.Onu. Many guests were carri"d to the streets by firemen but all escaped, it is believed. In recent years the hotel has been the wind r home of former President William Howard Taft. John II. Rockefeller. Nathan Strauss and other notabii German Reparation Must Await U. S. Action, Claim PARIS. Feb. 4.—Addressing the Chamber of Deputies on the recent Paris Conference of the Allied Su Pri me Council, Andre Tardieu. tor mer French High Commissioner *c> the United States, today declared, “there can be no capitalization, mob ilization nr discounting of Germany's debt to the Allies, until the United States becomes a party to the agree ment." EMERALD, Neb., Feb. 3. — 3;. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church after ousting two American Legion members who came to the church to deliver Americanization address- \ has decided to restore German ser vices in the Church, according to the Rev. William Slintender, who. resigned as pastor. WILSON REDUCES PUNISHMENT FOR MILITARY CRIME Severity of Courtrnartial Penalties Lessened by Executive Order. WASHINGTON. Fob. 4.—Reduc tion in the number of dishonorable discharge:, from the army and the grading down of the severity of court-martial sentences are expected by the Judge Advocate General ; Department to result from an execu tive order limiting military peace time punishment which .goes Into effect today. The order follow;! wide agitation over court-martial pen alties during Hie war. A memorandum from the Presi dent attached to the order directs that maximum punishment and dis honorable discharge be Imposed only in aggravated cases. Tills is \ p i ted to tiavo more effect in red nr i atual order, which reduces punish ing penalties, it was stated, than the meat for 21 different offenses under the military code. The obi maximum of IS months confinement for desertion by men less than one year in the service has been reduced to one year, and in eases of more than 6 months' ervice. from 2V1 years to 2 year.. The period of absence for which desertion penalties can tie imposed is fneVeased from 20 to 00 days. The maximum penally for fraudu lent enlistment lias been reduced from one year's imprisutnm nl to six months The greatest reduetion of maximum confinement is for assault without deadly weapon . which was five years, reduced to one year. The maximum where weapons are used still is r, years. The maximum for obtaining under false pretenses money or property valued at $.10 or more is reduced from 1 years to 2 years. ‘The executive order will not re siil! in a radical reduction of pen alti< Col. ('. A. Kreger. Acting Judge Advocate declared "Punish ment for offenses in the army havr been ha -ed since 1014 on a consensu (f those fixed by different State for similar civil offenses. The ex e< utive order reduces maximum pi n . alties for such offenses us frauds lent enlistment, desertion and other; peculiarly military in nature, out maximum penalties seldom have been awarded for those offenses.'* K-5 DESTROYED BY SINN FEINERS, DUBLIN REPORTS Irish Seacraft Fitted with New Electrical Appliance Sinks Submersible, Claim SCOUTED BY~ADM1RALTY British Sea Lord Ridicule Report Although Loss of Boat Unexplained. NEW' YORK, Feb. 4.—The British ; submarine K-6, lost in the English j Channel January 20 with all hands, was destroyed by an Irish seacraft j i>y means of a new electrical ap ! plance invented by an Irishman, ac ! cording to a story purporting to | come from Dublin published by "The | Sinn Feiner,” a local publication de voted to the cause of Irish freedom. _ LONDON, Feb. 4.—Although still | at sea as to the cause of the de struction of the K-5, latest type of Hritlsh submersible. In the English i Channel January 20, the British Ad miralty today scouted as ridiculous reports that the boat had been sunk j by an Irish craft. Investigation of the disaster is still uncompleted. ... Spokane Sails for North With 9 Juneau Passengers SEATTLE, Feb. 4.—The steamer Spokane, of the Pacific Steamship Co., sailed north at 10 o'clock this morning for Southeastern Alaska ports with 44 passengers, th® fol lowing being tor Juneau—-Mrs. L. L. Harding, Mrs. B. C. Delzelle, Frank H. Robinson, E. K. Mcl^ennon, Mrs J. F. Holder, Miss Mariam E. Holder, Mrs. H. J. Collins, H. Larsen and five steerage. -»-»«- . ' !i^ i ! Texas Feud Culminates In Gun Fight, Two Dead FORT WORTH. Tex., Feb. 4.- A West Texas feud of many years standing, involving prominent resi dents of Lublock County culminated today in a revolver battle between James C. Powles and James M. Wright. In which one was killed out right and the other fatally wounded, dying a few minutes later. 5 Persons Dead in Boston From Sleeping Sickness BOSTON, Feb. 4.—Five recent deaths here have (beeti caused by sleeping sickness, hey 1th board authorities announced ti^ay. Thir teen other cases are reported. The authorities are at a loss to account for its spread. Minneapolis Chicago Air Mail PilotJKilled in Fall MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 3.—K. M. Stewart, air mail pilot between here ami Chicago, was killed this after noon when his plane crashed to the ground near Mendota, Minn. His mechanician was Injured, but prob ibly will recover. Latest Bulletins By Special Gable PARIS, Feb. 4.—Poland and Ru mania are negotiating a military, economic and commercial treaty.^ ac conding to announcement by Prince Sapieha, Polish Foreign Minister, to day. DUBLIN. Feb. 4.—The postoffice and business houses at Willlametown were burned by Crown forces today as official reprisal for an ambush of military police there January 28. .. PARIS. Feb. 4.—Ravages of typhus among Bolsheviki troops in Podo lia. have necessitated their disband ment. according to diplomatic dis patches received here today. LOS ANGELES. Cal. Feb. 4. — Virgil Purdy, 19, former United States Marine, was slam in Mexico, Wednesday, according to a telegram ctating that robbers stabbed Purdy and then cut off a finger In order to obtain a diamond ring he was wearing.