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“ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME” VOL. XVII. NO. 2412. ^ JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1921. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS. PRICE TEN CENTS. PRINCESS BEATRICE STRIKES REEF; JAP INFORMATION REFUSED SENATE CANADIAN VESSEL ASHORE IN QUEEN CHARLOTTE SOUND Passengers Taken Off by Two Tugs and the Steamer Princess Patricia. s. 0. S. CALlJ BRING AID Liner Comes to Grief on Run Between Vancouver, Vic toria and Prince Rupert. SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 10.—The Canadian Pacific Steamer Princess Beatrice struck a reef in Queen ChaMotte Sound today and po&sibiy ie a wreck. Passengers have been transferred to the Princess Patricia, owned by the same line, and are due at Victoria late this afternoon. Wireless distress calls from th'i Beatrice this morning, reporting her plight, sent the Patricia and two tugh racing to her rescue and wire less messages this afternoon reported removal of the passengers without casualties. The condition of the wrecked vessel was not mentioned in the early report. The Princess eBatrice recently has been plying between Prince Rupert. Ocean Falls, Victoria and Vancouver, but previously had been ou the Al aska run and Other British Columbia runs, and is well known by mar iners and the traveling public throughout the North. Son of U. S. Commander in Germany Weds French Girl DIJON, Feb. 10.—The entire pop ulation of the village of Gevrolle.-. France, attended the wedding yes terday of Lieut. H. T. Allen, son oi Brig. Gen. Henry T. Allen, com mander of the American forces in Germany, to Joliette de Sousey, dau ghter of the Mayor of Gevrolles. Washington Governor Signs Administrative Code Bill OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 10.— Gov. • Louis F. Hart today signed the civil! administrative code as passed by j the Washington State Legislature.j The measure, which becomes effec-1 tive at the end of March, provides! complete reorganization of the state government. Latest Bulletins By Special Cable LONDON, Feb. 10.—Serious fight ing fcetween German civilians and a I Belgian patrol at Aix La Chappelie is reported in an Exchange Tele graph despatch from Amsterdam, re ceived here today. The clash is said to have followed refusal of the peo pie to obey police instructions r garding a carnival celebration. The patrol fired, wounding several, when the merrymakers refused to quit the streets at the time specified. CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 10 Half of all the Russian Bolsheviki forces are concentrating on the Pol ish Rumanian Frontier for military operations, according to information received here today. It is estimated the Bolsheviki strength is 800,000 men and that 400,000 are on the fron tier. I SANDERVILLE, Ga., Feb. 10.— The town of Oconee. Washington County, a place of 500 inhabitants, was almost entirely destroyed by a cyclone today, according to informa tion reaching here. A number of death* are reported. A train with doctors and nurses is enroute to the scene. LONDON. Feb. 10.—An Irish Re publican army. several hundred strong, is marching on Skibbereen, County Cork, according to reports from many sources. Central News despatches tod/ said. SLATED FOR SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE Henry 0. Wallace .of Iowa, agricultural newspaper and farm journal publisher, who Is said by intimate friends of President Elect Wairen <3. Harding to be virtually sure of appolnment as Secretary of Agriculture in the new cabinet. He is well known in political circles of his own state and in Washington. ' , HARDING CLEARING DECKS FOR ACTION ON CABINET POSTS President-Elect, Back at Work, Plunges Into Huge Mass of Business. ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Feb. 10. —Back at work after three weeks vacation, spent in cruising along, the Florida coast, in a houseboat as the guest ol’ United States Senator; Joseph S. Frelinghuysen, of New Jersey, President-Elect Warren G. Harding today waded into a vast' accumulation of correspondence and, miscellaneous business which must bo cleared away before lie gives final consideration to organization of his cabinet. The President-Elect is established in a local hotel, which he will make his homo until he leases for Wash ington to be inaugurated March 4. Close friends today exprerod be-] lief that he has virtually decided, upon appointment of Charles Evans] Hughes, Republican candidate for President in 1916, as Secretary of State, Harry M. Daugherty, his pre convention campaign manager, a;-' Attorney General, Will II. Hays. Chairman of the Republican Na tional Committee, as Postmaster •General and Henry C. Wallace, ag ricultural paper publisher, as Sec retary of Agriculture. Senator Al bert B. Fall of New Mexico alio is believed to be almost sure for Sec retary of Interior. Legion Orders Monument to Mark Grave of Dead Hero WASHINGTON. D. C., Feb. 10.— The National executive committee of the American Legion today ord ered a headstone for the grave of Edward F. Basset, commander of Silver Bow Post, Montana, end mine foreman at Butte, who lost his life, when he placed his body against a broken steam pipe to protect fel-, low workers from scalding steam. Basset was literally cooked to death. Wholesale Emigration from Ukraine to U. S. Planned LONDON, Feb. 10.—Mennonites here are issuing appeals for funds to aid emigration of entire communl ties in Ukraine to the United States. MARINES A1 IGK CENTRAL AM ICA NEWSPAPERPLANT U. S. Legation Guard at Managua, Nicaragua, Storms Building. WASHINGTON. Feb. 10. — More than 100 U. S. Marines attached to the legation at Managua, Nicaragua, attacked and wrecked the plant of the newspaper La Tribuna there yesterday, according to advices re ceived today by the Navy Depart ment. Twenty-seven of the raiders were arrested. Secretary Josephus Daniels said this afternoon that navy reports of the affair said the attack followed publication of what were termed1 abusive and libelous articles con-j corning the Marines. The Secretary characterized the attack as serious, declaring ho had1 no patience with men in uniform who took the iaw in their own, hands no matter what the provo-1 cation. I Freight House Wrecked By Explosion, One Dead AUGUSTA, Ga., Feb. 10.—One person was killed and several in- • jured in a dynamite explosion In the local fr* ight house of the South ern Railway today. Fire broke out and for a time threatened the en tire warehouse district but was tin ally controlled without great damage. Member of Notorious Gang Of Bandits Dies in Prison LEAVENWORTH, Kan , Feb. 10. -George Frankhousor, member of a gang convicted in 1909 of rob bing a Union Pacific mail train, died in the Federal Penitentiary , here yesterday. All others of the ! vang ha\e been freed. I Congresswoman Opposes League of Woman Voters MUSKOGEE, Okla., Feb 10.— Miss Alice Robertson, Oklahoma’s Congresswoman-elect, today an nounced opposition to the National League of Woman Voters "or any 1 other organization used as a club ‘over men.” FINDS WIFE WITH BROTHER, TRIPLE SLAVING FOLLOWS Spokane Man Traces Spouse To Brother s Room, Kills Both/ Then Himself, SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 10.— After he had traced It is wife to Ills younger brother Carl's room in a local hotel last night, Elmer Hard ing, 30, shot and killed the brother, fatally wounded Mrs. Harding and i hen committed suicide. The woman died a few minutes later. NEGRO BATTLE 100 POLICE. i PHILADELPHIA, Fob. 10 —A six I hour battle between a negro, who j had shot and killed a woman, and j nearly 100 policemen and firemen here today ended in the capture of the negro, mortally wounded, after he had shot and wounded fourj policemen. The negro barricaded himself ini his home and time after time de feated efforts to dislodge him. Pis-! tols, axes, fire hose, sulphur and I candles were successively used be I fore the police carried the fortifi j cation. i UTAH HIGHWAYMEN CONFESS I - SAI.T LAKE CITY, Utah, Feb. 10— Oscar Blanney, alias Frank ! Rogers, and Henry Evans, alias O. ! It. Parsons, confessed highwaymen (and burglars, who were lodged In the state penitentiary yesterday as a precaution against mob violence after their pal, Tom Burns, had shot and killed City Detective j George Hamby when tile latter and 'other officers raided the men’s irooms, today said that Burns, Wal j ter Savlth and themseln'es fwere planning the robbery of a local I store when the raiders broke in on [them. Burns was mortally wounded iwhen the officers returned his fire and the others surrendered. BAKER APPEALS TO PRESS. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.—Secre tary of War Newton D. Baker today j j appealed to the newspapers of the !country to guard against the desig nation of burglars and other crim inals as former service men without investigation of such claims. He said many criminals pose as former soldiers in the hope of winning public sympathy when they arc captured. Troopers Fire on Strike Sympathizers at Albany ALBANY, N. Y„ Feb. JO.—State j troopers, sent here to assist the local police in maintaining order | | during Albany’s streetcar men’s; ! strike, today tired on strike sym pathizers who stoned a repair I wagon carrying non-union workers from the roofs of nearby buildings I No casualties were reported from ;the firing but several men were 'slightly injured by missiles. -— Mrs. Shontz Loses Big Suit Against Husband’s ‘Affinity’ NEW YORK. Feb. 10.—The niillio,. j dollar suit filed by Mrs. Mila D Shontz. widow of Theodore Shontz. late New York Traction magnate, against Mrs. Amanda Thomas for alleged alienation of her husband affections, has been dismissed by the ] State Supreme Court for lack ofj sufficient facts. Mrs. Thomas was I the principal beneficiary under ' shontz’s will which the widow is seeking to break. American Legion Regrets U. S. Apology to Germany WASHINGTON. Keb. 10. Tie National executive committee of the American Legion, yesterday adopted resolutions expressing regret that the Government has seen fit to apologize to the Berlin Government, "with which we are still at war." for a recent attempt to capture Gro ver Bergdoll, American draft evader. The apology was tendered by Brig. Gen. Henry T. Allen, commander of American forces in Germany. RAILWAYS DENIED ADROGATION OF WAGE AGREEMENT Labor Board Refuses Request For Action Preliminary To Wage Reduction. CHICAGO, Peb. 10.—The Na tional Railway Labor Board today handed down a decision denying the request of the Association of Rail way Executives for immediate abro-; Ration of the national agreement with the railroad brotherhoods on wages and working conditions and establishment of a new basic rate for unskilled labor predicated on local conditions. In preferring their request, rail way executives declared recently authorised rate increases have fail ed to produce the expected addi tional revenue needed to keep the railroads from going .into virtual bankruptcy and that wage reduc tions are imperative. Union leaders threatened a gen eral railway strike it the railroad executives’s claims were sustained. Forty Indicted in N. Y. Building Trust Inquiry NEW YORK, Peb. 10.—A blanket Indictment naming forty defendants charged with violation of the anti trust law was returned yesterday by the grand jury investigating New York’s alleged building trust. Names, were not made public pending ar-1 raignment of the defendants late today. Portland Judge to Sentence Dry Law Breakers to Prison PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 10.—, United Slates Judge Robert Bean! announced from the bench today that hereafter he would sentence j convicted violators of the national prohibition law to penitentiary terms. He declared many persons considered the law a joke but since it is the law of the country It is in force and wlil continue to remain in force until repealed. Washington Seante Passes Bill Regulating Marriages OLYMPIA, Wash, Feb. 10—The Senate of the State Legislature to day passed the David bill, requiring that lifteen days must elapse be tween application lor a marriage license and its issuance. The meas ure also eliminates justices of peace Ironi the list of persons authorized to solemnize marriages. Wireless Phone Talk from Coast to Coast Is Held LOS ANGELES, Cal., Feb. 10. Aj fifteen minute conversation by wire-] less telephone was held Tuesday j night between Santa Catalina Island, California, and the Cape Cod Fishing, Banks, a distance of 4,200 miles,1 a(4 to announcement here yesterday. The voice was said to be plainly audible throughout the talk. 10,000 Electrical Workers Suffer 10 Per Cent Pay Cut LYNN. Mass., Feb. 10.—A reduc tion in pay averaging ten per cent for 10,000 employees of the General Electric Company was announced, today Clerical workers are not affected. One of Oldest Twins in Pacific Northwest Dies TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 10.— James Ray, 77, who with his brother John constituted the oldest twins in the Pacific Northwest, died at Sumner last night. The brothers, both widowers, had lived together for years. LIQUOR SHIPMENTS BARRED WASHINGTON, 1). C„ Feb 10 | Acting Attorney General Nebeker to day delivered the opinion that the National prohibition act prohibit* shipment* of liquor from one foreign country to another via t) a I'nltm! State* ■-1-■ I I | ’Gator with 6-Foot Smile! To Succeed Sheep As White House Pet I - i WASHINGTON. 1). Feb. ] j 6— President Roosevelt had j Ills .pet pony that rode in an j elevator and was the delight ot' | : the Roosevelt children. President Taft's famous cow j PauPne achieved fame as a | prolific producer of milk for ' | the White House table and was | \ an important adjunct of tier ■ master’s comfort. President Wilson kept a flock | | of sheep grazing on the White ■ House lawn and annually do- | nated their snowy fleeces to the j | American Red Gross. President Harding expects 1 ; to board a Florida alligator I : with a six-foot smile during \ j his tenure of the. executive | j mansion. Tito President-Elect | I accepted the 'gator from a I Jacksonville friend today and j | teemed highly pleased with bis | usual pet. l ENGLAND DENIES RELATIONS WITH AMERICASTRAINED Reported Statement that ‘We Are Treading Path Lead ing to War’ Unfounded. WASHINGTON, Feb. 1(1— At the direction of the British Government, Leslie Craigie, British Charge d'Af fairs, called on Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby yesterday and Cor niidl.v denied published reports that officials of the British Foreign Of flee had told newspaper correspond enls in London that Great Britain and America are "treading the path leading to war.” LONDON, Feb. If.—'The Foreign Office today issued a statement de claring reports, published Tuesday, lliat officials of the Foreign Office had issued a warning regarding the increased seriousness of Anglo-Am erican relations, were entirely with out foundation. The statement said that on the contrary the Foreign Of fice is confident that any question arising between the two nations can lie settled without difficulty. (The report was not carried by the Associated Tress.) Wilson to Continue Active Interest in Public Affairs WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 10 — President Wilson will seek rest and quiet after hl3 retirement from the Presidency next month, but will con tinue to take active interest in public affairs, Secretary Joseph Tumulty an nounced today. Mr. Tumulty said Mr. Wilson would seek to avoid projecting himself into politics In such a way as to embarrasse Mr. Harding’s administration but would continue to be accessible for news paper men. COLBY WITHHOLDS DETAILS OF PACT FROM COMMITTEE Secretary of State Unwilling To Bare Progress of Ne gotiations with Japan. VOTE SUNDRY" CIVIL BILL Measure, Carrying Total of $412,350,000 Appropria tions, Passes Senate. WASHINGTON. Feb. 10. — The Senate Foreign Relations Commit tee’s request to the State Depart ! ment for transmission of informa tion regarding negotiations between the United States, represented by Roland S. Morris, American Ambas sador to Japan, and the Japanese Government, represented by Ambas sador Shidehura, looking toward the framing of a new treaty to meet the situation caused by the passage of the California anti-alien land law, was refused today by Secre tary of State Bainbridgo Colby. Mr. Colby previously had an nounced that the negotiations, still in progress, were designed to effect settlement of troublesome questions but that there was little likelihood that they could be completed for several months yet, in which event they would form a heritage for the ne* administration. Big- Navy Approved. The Senate Naval Affairs Com mittee, after voting negatively yes terday on Senator William E. Bor; It’s proposal to suspend naval building for a six months period, reported in favor of an Apverlean Navy “at least equal to that of any other power." The committee furth er urged completion of the naval building program embarked upon In 1S16 except to build two huge naval airplane carriers in place of twelve destroyers and six submarines or iginally authorized. The Senate late yesterday passed the sundry civil appropriation bill, carrying a total of $412,350,000 or almost $30,000,000 more than pro vided in the House measure. This is the second of sixteen supply bills to be passed by the Senate during the present session. Hospitals Provided. The bill provides $18,600,000 for new hospitals for service men and funds for compensation and voca tional training of world war veterans. The House Military Committee, which plans Congressional investi gation of the escape (jf, Grover Bergdoll, American draft evader, to Germany last summer, was told, by Charles McAvoy. District Attorney at Philadelphia, from which city Bergdoll fled, that the Department of Justice knew last October that he had made his way to Germany. GERMAN STUDY RESUMED. CHICAGO. Feb. 10.—Reopening of classes for study of German, aband oned during the war, has been authorized in Chicago higli schools. Bryan Takes Bit in 1 eeth *««•••*** + WouldRearrangeDemocracy MIAMI. Fla., Feb. 10.—"If the. Democratic Party is going 1o be a j force in the nation's ufTi-ir it must have members and voters not willing to act through the party unless they can control it." William J.' Itryan, former Secretary of State in President Wilson's cabinet, declared loday in discussion announcement from New York that Bryan and his | brother are planning reorganization, if the paity. Bryan asserted it was news to him that a definite date for launch ing the movement had been set, reportid in the announcement » "My theory always has been that Democracy is Qovernnfent which the people rule." lie added. "The Democratic party must recognize that authority comes front the l>ot tom up and not from the top down." Miners Walkout as Protest Against Leaders’ Arrest PlTTSai’KG. Kan.. Feb. 10.—Two mote coal mines in this district were idle today a' the result of workers striking as a protest against arrest of Alexander Howatt and five other union officials on charges of con tempt of court in calling a strlka of coal miners. The men's trial has been set for next Tuesday. TACOMA MILL BUENS. TACOMA, Wash , Fab. 10.—The main mill of the Marine Lumber Company here destroyed by fire last night. The lo«a Is estimated at $150,000.