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“ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME'* VOL. XVII., NO. 2408. JUNEAU. ALASKA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1921. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS. PRICE TEN CENTS. COAST PASSENGER LINER ON ROCKS Army Reduction Bill Vetoed by President WILSON DECLARES D. S. NEEDS LARGE AN ARMYAS EVER Unable to See Where World Conditions Warrant Re striction, Message Says. NAVAL HOLIDAY OPPOSED Senate Sub Committee Votes Disapproval of Bill to Halt Naval Building. WASHINGTON, D. C„ Feb. 5.— President Wilson today vetoed Con gress’ joint resolution directing the War Department to stop recruit ing until the United States Army is reduced to u maximum ot 175,000 men. In returning the resolution without executive approval, the President said: "1 am unoble to see in the condi tion of the world ut large or in the needs of the United States any change justifying restrictions upon the minimum of 280,000 now pro vided.” Proposed legislation looking to ward suspension of naval building operations for a six months period pending an international confereme on gradual naval disarmament also received a blow today when a sub committee of the Senate Naval Af fairs Committee drafted of a report disapproving Senator William E. Bo rah’e-.bill to that effect. , ..... ' Early enactment of emergency tar -iff legislation was predicted' today by Senator Bois Penrose, of Penn svlvanii, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, who said lie be lieved the Fordney bill would pass the Senate next week and that all appropriation bills would be out of the way before final adjournment March 4. Secret European Documents Are Presented to Stanford NEW YORK. Fob. -t—Herbert Hoover today announced presenta tion to Leland Stanford, Jr., Uni versity of which he is the trustee, of a vast collection fo secret Bo! sheviki and European documents, in cluding papers bearing on Germany's secret preparations for the world war and conduct of the German Empire during the war. Stops Further Fiscal Dealings with Europe WASHINGTON, Feb. 5—Secre tary of Treasury David F. Houston in a letter to Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts, made public today, Baid that during the re mainder of his term he would not proceed with any further fiscal ne gotiations with foreign governments. HARRISON RESIGNS. MANILA, P. I., Feb. 5.—Gov. Gen Francis Burton Harrison today cabled his resignation to Washing ton. He auked that it become ef fective March 4. Il—-—-■ | Pays Heavy Sums to Avoid Will Contest ! u-*-■ .. Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, notedi suffrage leader, who recently inher 1 ited the bulk of Mrs. Frank Leslie's two million dollar estate, has made settlements with two heirs to avoid a contest of the will. Mrs. Leslie's niece, who was bequeathed the in^J come from a $50,000 trust f u n rfS was given $160,000 and another^ j prospective contestant was paid $100,000 by Mrs. Catt. PORTLAND MAYOR PUTS MUZZLE ON STEFFENS, OTHERS M ' . __ “I’ll Go to Jail Before I’ll Per mit Socialists’ Meetings,” City Executive Asserts. PORTLAND. Ore.. Feb. 5.—Mayor j George I. Baker today declared that; I he would go to jail rather than to! i permit Lincoln Steffens, Socialist ! writer and lecturer, or “any of ills' ‘tribe” to use the municipal audi -. i torium here for speeches, i “There will be, no such meeting there while I am Mayir," he asserted. The Mayor also instructed the clerk j of the school board to cancel a per mit, granted .the Cenlra,l Labor Conn ! oil for Steffens and Irvine St. John j Tucker to use a high school audi - I torium for their speeches. Law Barring Eating of Meat on Friday Proposed SALT LAKE CITY. Utah, Feb. 5. I —A bill prohibiting the eating of i meat in public places on Friday and ; the selling of meat designed for con sumption on Friday was introduced ! in the Utah Legislature today. The ibill is a companion measure to the | anti-cigarette bill. * • • KANSAS BANK CLOSED. TOPEKA, Kan., Feb. r..—The Farmers’ State Bank at Leloup, Franklin County, Kans., was ordered j closed today by the State Bank ! Examiner. Dawes’ Profanity Censored “Hells, Damns” Eliminated WASHINGTON, O. C.. Feb. r,. All “Hells” “Damns” and other pro fanity used by Charles G. Dawes of Chicago, Gen. John J. Pershing s Supply Chief in France during the war, in testifying Thursday before the Congressional Committee invcs tigating the conduct of the war, will be censored from official records, it was announced today. Thi3 agreement was reached be fore the Chicagoan, who is promin ently mentioned for Secretary of the Treasury in Harding's cabinet, start ! ed, so that he could “let her go te gardless.” Members of the committee today admitted that Dawes took the agree ment literally in making known iiis opinion that the committee’s work had been rendered useless through injection of party politics and that it could use its time to better ad vantage in trying to save “disgrace ful Government wastage at home.” Mixing in expletives in bewilder ing array, Dawes said that lie bit terly resented “this-attempt to reflect upon the entire army be cause some poor devil blundered in Switzerland.” TRADE CONDITIONS IN ALASKA SHOW BIG IMPROVEMENT $108,329,895 Commerce To tal in 1920, Collector of Customs’ Report Declares. TRADE BALANCE GROWS Exports Exceed Imports bv More Than $31 000,000 ' Or About 82 Per Cent. With commerce in 1920 between Alaska and the United States totaling $108,329,895, exports exceeded im ports by more than $31,000 000. be ing about 62 per cent greater titan the total Imports, ac miin t to the annual report of John \V Troy. Co! lector of Customs, made public to day. Last year’s comm: res was smaller than that of 1919 by $1, 322,444, but comparison with the de crease in 1919 from ihr commerce of 1918 indicates that (!)•■ bottom lo^.the decline has osen reached. The total exports from Alaska for 1020 l.r.d a deiia va! < of $69. being little than three-unai ters of a million dollars less than those of 1919 when they were val tied at $70,695,080 Import.; to A! aska in 1920 amounted to $38,418.47:1 compared to $38,957,259 for ib- year previous. Balance Favors Alaska Reviewing the year s business and developments the report says: "The commerce of the Territory while suffering do .-line of more than a million dol. ir in value shows a much better cond tion of trade than (luring last yeai when the slump was over seventeen million from that of 191*. "The balance Of f. ode in our favor is about i one and one half million dollars more tha < in 1919. With an equally favora'n - balance of trade the expoits last year showed a high percentage of loss from the p,-e vious year, while a more stable con ilition is noted in that the imports and exports have been about the same for the last two vearo. "Slowly but E"r'y for .several, years past during which time some, of the greatest dag d ipment.i have taken place, thus enhancing the re! atlve Imports, the re.aii.’t position of the exports and i '..pert i have been changing. There ilia been a gradual gain of exports cv ;• imports. The relative decrease in imports shows that we i.e producing more of the necessities of life for use in the Territory and in consequence becoming less do,) mdent upon the rest of the world for our needs "This indicates a general improve ment in the industries which if ac companied next year by a more set tied market for our p.-jlucts, should have a tendency tow.'d increasing activities in the establishment of trades and making iurther develop ments attractive. Gold Production oira'ler “The loss in volume of precious metals is due to the continued low purchasing power of gold and the resulting high cost of production. Tills has caused a considerable sus pension of the placer operations in the Yukon Valley with a loss of sev enty seven per cent in output of that region from the previous year. “A study of the table covering the exported products reveals substan tial gains in all minerals except gold and tin the net result having a value of nearly three million dol lars. Copper shows the greatest gain, with lead, palladium and plat inum following. The palladium pro duction is said to be the largest from any one property in the United States. Southeastern Alaska shows a greater production of precious metals than the other divisions com bined Owing to favorable labor and transportation facilities the lode mines of this district have been running continuously during the per iod of depression. Other gains will be noted in furs, lumber and reindeer meat. The large gain in fur value is attributed to the large increase (Continued on Uage Two.) OREGON ATTORNEY SHOT, KILLED BY AGGRIEVED CLIENT Lawyer Attacked in Court room Because Case Not Pressed Against Railway. DAILY GIST-OF CRIME Murderer Hanged, Messenger Kidnappecf and Robbed, Convicts' Escape. PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. .—Charles .1. Schnabel, local attorney, was shot down yesterday afternoon in the court house, later dying at a hos pital, by Joseph C. Poeschl, who was arrested and has confessed, accord ing to the police, that he shot the lawyer because of a grievance against him for not pushing claim tgainst the Southern Pacific Rail road for injuries sustained in saving a train from wreck several years ago. Poeschl asserted that be had not intended to kill Schnabel but mere ly to shoot between his legs to frighten him. MURDERER HANGED AFTER 3 DAYS HUNGER STRIKE SAN QUENTIN PENITENTIARY, Cal., Feb. 6.—James Clark was hanged here yesterday lor the mur der of Richard Revell two years ago in a quarrel over payment of $76. Clark refused to eal or sleep from Wednesday until his execution. MESSENGER IS KIDNAPPED AND ROBBED OF $100,000 ST. LOUIS, Mo., Feb. .—Five ban dits kidnapped Charles Thornhill, mail messenger, near St. Charles, 20 miles west of here, yesterday and escaped with a registered mail pouch containing approximately $100,000 in securities. CONVICTS PLUNGE PRISON IN DARKNESS AND ESCAPE SANTA FE, N. M., Feb. 5.—-Elud ing the prison guards, knocking the engineer of the lighting plant un conscious and smashing the electric switchboard, putting the lighting system out of commission, four con victs scaled the walls of the state penitentiary here last night by moans of a rope ladder and escaped SEATTLE BANK TELLER ACCUSED OF EMBEZZLING SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 5.—Paul Schaeffer, teller in the defunct North Side State Rank, ts under ar rest here charged with embezzlement of approximately $10,000 by means of false entiles on tlie bank’s books CONVICTED S F. GANGSTER FILES NOTICE OF APPEAL SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 5.—Coun sel for Edmond (Spud) Murphy, pugilist and gangster convicted of an attack on Jessie Montgomery and sentenced to from one to fifty years Imprisonment in the state peniten tiary, have filed notice of appeal on tiie ground that their client had no time to plead to an amended indict ment, changed during his trial. JURYMEN START TO SETTLE DIFFERENCES WITH KNIVES « —. HARLAN. Ky . Feb. 5.—Jurymen trying i)r. H C Winnes for the al leged murder of liaura Parsons. Pine Mountain 'school teacher, fought amttoig themselves yesterday in the jurj room, where they had been de liberating since last Monday. The sheriff broke in and stopped the light. Several of the jurymen were brandishing knives. A report that they were unable to agree was then made to the court and the jury's discharge ordered. It was reported they stood eleven to ( ne for acquittal. CONFESSES THEFT OF MAIL POUCH CONTAINING $10,000 OMAHA, Net' , Feb. 5.—A man giving the nann- of Benjamin Fuller, of Toledo, Ohio, today confessed the theft of a mail pouch containing $10,000 in checks at the Michigan Central Station in Kalamazoo, Midi., according to tin police. train Blocked by snoV. OGDEN. I tab.. Feb. 5—Union Pacific train No 10 was blocked for two hours yesterday by a snowslide at Devil's Gate in Weber Canyon. Passengers helped dig the train out Tn . Y. Police Lieutenant Killed in Gun Battle Police Lieutenant Froyd Horton of New York City, recently ahot down and killed by a bandit on the East Side. After falling mortally wounded, Horton whipped out his revolver and fired at his assailant, slaying him at the first shot. AMERICAN SLAIN BY MEXICANS IN DURANGO, REPORT State Department Advised ofj Murder Committed by Revolutionists. WASHINGTON. Feb. 5 —Mexican1 revolutionists, led by the Arietai brothers, shot and killed It. B. rase.' an American citizen, at Pilones mines in (lie State ot' Durango, Mex-, ico, and severely wounded bis Mexi cun v.ite, according to advices re ceived by the State Department late today. No official word on the killing of Virgil Purdy, lit, former 1'nited States marine, by Mexican bandits Wednesday, us reported in a tele gram received at Los Angeles, Cal., yesterday has been received here. The robbers were reported to have stabbed Purdy and cut off a finger in order to obtain a valuable dia mond ring. ; ^ Chinese Saliors Killed In Attempt to Enter U. S. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 5,—One Chinese was killed, another drowned and two private detectives were badly beaten in a battle on the deck if a Japanese steamer today. The light started when Chinese sailors attempted to flee asjiore. They iinullv were driven back to the quarters. 23 Chilean Soldiers Slain In Clash at Nitrate Plant VALPARAISO, Chile. Feb. 3 Twenty three Chilean soldiers hav been killed in a clash with workers at the San Gregorio nitrate plant in Antofogasta Province, according to advices received here. Daniel Jone, administrator of the plant, is re ported to have been assassinated. Lithuanians Consent to Plebiscite in Vilna Area PARIS. Feb. The Lithuanian Foreign .Minister lias consented to a plebiscite in the Vilna area, to de termiue whether sovereignty would rest with Poland or Lithuania, and has asked the League of Nation- to Intervene and secure the co-operation of til. Poles. Bill Prohibiting Disloyal Aliens from Teaching Voted SALEM. Ore. Feb. 5.—The low t house of the Oregon State Leg is lature. ye terduy unanimously passed tile lielknap bill prohibiting disloyal aliens from teaching in the pubic schools or any State educational in stitution A bill barring punch boards also was passed. STEAMER KLAMATH GOES ASHORE ON ROCK OFF CALIFORNIA COAST; CREW AND PASSENGERS TAKEN OFF SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5.—The steamship Klamath. 1.083 tons, bound from San Francisco to Portland, with nineteen passengers and a i crew of thirty-six, struck on Fish Roblc, one of the most dangerous spots on the Northern California coast, this morning, according to wireless despatches received here. Philippine Constabulary Officers Are Disciplined MANILA, P. I„ Feb. 5.—Gov. Gen. Francis Burton Harrison today 01 dered disciplinary action in the cases of a number of officers of the Phil ippine Constabulary aa a result of investigations of riots here December 15 betweep constabulary and Filipino police in which eleven men were killed. < Lieut. Col. Lucien It. Sweet, Capt. Herbert O. Page, both Americans, and three Filipino officers were ree ommended for Reprimand for negli gence. t Sevent seven members of the con stabulary were found guilty of se dition early this week and sentenced to prison terms and fines. Basket on Doorstep Brings Shower of Homeless Babies DALLAS, Tex., Feb. 4.—A few days ago. Mrs. M. L. Leonard placed a small basket lined with downy blank ets on her doorstop and announced through the local newspapers that the basket would be kept there to receive bomele~s and unwanted ba bies. In less than a week, she took from the basket a ten pound boy, the fourth to 'find a haven there. “I do not know where they come from aud I do rot want to know." she said. “But I do know that from now on they will be taken rare of and that they will go info good homes, where they will be appre-j elated.” ---.— Brig. Gen. Thos. McGregory, Civil War Veteran Dies BENICIA, Cal.. Feb. 5.—Brig. Gen Thomas McGregory, U. S. A., retiree),! died here last night at the age of J 84. Gen. McGregory won a commis sion as Second Lieutenant early in the civil war after serving three years In the regular army as a priv ate, corporal and sergeant. Later, he served with distinction in a dozen or more Indian campaigns as well ns the Spanish American War. the Box 1 er Rebellion in China, and was re tired in 1901. He came to California! first in 1853. Stiff Penalty for Baseball Gambling Is Proposed in Bill JEFFERSON CITY. Feb. 5—A bill providing six months to five; years imprisonment for conviction of gambling on baseball games and an other measure fixing the same pen-. aity for players convicted of con spiral y in throw games were intro duceil in the Senate today. Botli bills are said to have been written by Judge K. M. Landis, baseball arbitrator. Hog Island Ship Building Stops, Keys Turned Over PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 5.—Hog Island lias stopped ship building so far as the present management is concerned, the keys of the yard hav ing been turned over to the United States Shipping Board. Property valued at $14o.fl00.000, la eluding 22 steel ships, remain In ihe yard. Seattle Council Votes $30,000 for Relief Work SEATTLE, Wash. Fob 5.—The City Coubeilf yesterday passed aa emergency ordinance appropriating $20,000 to be expended by ihe street and parks department as a means of relieving the unemployment situation Another emergency ordinance appro printing llo.Oiiu for relief of needy families in the iTy also was passed Woman Who Brought About Irish Leaders’ Fall Dead LONDON. Fell 5 Mrs Charles Stewart Parnell, once famous as Kitty O'Shea, widow of the famous Irish leader, died here today. Her Intrigue with Parnell was dee lured I to have been chiefly responsible far i tiis fall as leader of the party Later advices from the steamer Curacao, which proceeded to the ■ Klamath's rescue when her ‘‘S. O. 13.” calls were picked up, said all of the passengers and crew were safely ashore. The ship was pounding heavily against the rock with an 85 mile an hour westerly gale raging but it was thought barely possible tugs might be able to save her. Washington Loggers Strike As Wage Demands Refused TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 5.—Loggers of the Saginaw Umber Company operating on the North River, 3truck today following refusal of their de mands lor payment of the Loyal Legion scale of wages. About 280 men are involved. More than 100 workers of the McCormick Lumber Company near Central also walked out as a pro tests against announced reduction of a dollar a day in their wages. Oakland Police Puzzled Over “H.K.” Amnesia Victim OAKLAND, Cal., Feb. 6.—Local police authorities are puzzled over the case of “H. K.,” amnesia victim, who was found wandering In the streets ten days ago. He was tertatively identified a3 W. A. Crawford of Three Lakes, Washington, but It Is now believed that he may be a former member of the faculty of a Wisconsin acad emy. He Is believed to have a wife and children in Seattle. New York Will Test Esch Federal Water Power Act ALBANY, N. V.. Feb. 5.—The Stale of New York will test the constitu tionality of the Esch water power act, the State Supreme Court having denied the Federal Government au thority over State power rights, it was announced here today. Claims Reparations Mean German Financial Bondage BERLIN, Feb. 5. — Dr. Ernes'. Schoiz summing up the predicted effects on Germany if the Allies' reparation demands are complied with, today declared that they would be tantamount to financial bondage of Germany, red tu t Ion of food rations and revival of the era of under nourishment, disease and death. -♦ i Severe Quake, 3,100 Miles Away, Recorded at Seattle SEATTLE, Feb. 5.—An earthquake of unusual intensity, entering aboui. H.luO miles' to the southeast, was re corded on the seismograph of the University of Washington yesterday. Latest Bulletins By Special Gable MEXICO CITY, Feb. 5-—Many live* were lost and much property dam age done in an earthquake Thursday night on the Isthmus of Tehaunte pec, according to a meager news dis patch received here today from the stricken area. LONDON. Feb. 5.—Discovery of a Sinn Fein plot to blow up the old Scotland Yard, which ip being used as a recruiting depot for the Royai Irish Constabulary, was announced this afternoon by the Graphic. BIRMINGHAM, Eng., Feb. 5.—The British Government has formally pro ocsed cancellation of all inter-allled debt but the proposal was unaccept able to the United States, which is a creditor nation for more than $9, OCO.OOO.OOO, Austen Chamberlain, Chancellor of the Exchequer, an nounced here today. PITTSBURG. Kansas, Feb. 5.—The first strike of Kansas coal miners called officially by the union district board since passage of the industrial court law became effective today.