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‘ “ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME” VOL. XVII., NO. 24IL ' JUNFAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, FEBUARY 11, 1921. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS. PRICE TEN CENTS. JAPAN REJECTS DISARMAMENT PLAN Congress Rushes^ Through Big Appropriation Bill LAWMAKERS SEE NEED FOR HURRY; 18 DAYS REMAIN Senate Passes Pension Meas ure Carrying $265,000, 000 in Two Minutes. DEFICIENCY~B1LL VOTED House Acts in Record Time On Annual Bill Carrying Total of $203,000,000. WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 11. With only eighteen days remaining before the final session of the Sixty Sixth Congress ends, both Senate and House speeded up imperative legislation yesterday and today. The Senate passed the Indian ap propriation bill, carrying a total of $13,000,000 without debate, and hust led through the annual pension bill carrying $2G5,500,000, in two min utes' time. The House passed the annual de ficiency appropriation measure of $203,000,000 in record time and then took up the naval appropriation bill carrying as reported out of the committee, a total of $395,504,444. Committee work also is nearing an end. The Senate Immigration Com mittee, which Tuesday voted dis approval of the Johnson Immigration bill, yesterday reported an emer gency Immigration measure which Its advocates say is more drastic than the Johnson bill, even though the latter would virtually stop all immigration for one year. The sub stitute bill limits admission of im migrants of any one nation to five per cent of the Nationals of that country already in the United States according to the 1910 Census but does not affect treaties with Japan and China governing immigration from those countries. The bill, if it becomes law. will be effective from April 2 to June 30. 1922. The House Military Committee, after a preliminary inquiry, today voted to ask the House for a full in vestigation by a special Congressional Committee of the escape of Grover C. Bergdoll, American draft evader to Germany. Chairman Julius Kahn recently declared “I am convinced the whole affair is rotten and we should go to the bottom of it,” and the committee agreed with his views. State’s Rights to Own Water Are Fixed in Bill HELENA. Mont., Feb. 11— A bill introduced in the Senate of the Mon tana Legislature today declares that the waters of the state belong to the state and are held in trust for the people. It prohibits division, control or impounding of such waters when they are to be used outside of Montana. The introduction, of the measure follows presentation or a resolution opposing proposed use of waters of Flathead Lake in the Columbia River Basin irrigation project in the State of Washington. Latest Bulletins By Special Gable PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 11.—Rome despatches saying Archbishop Den nis Daugherty, of Philadelphia, short ly will be raised to a Cardinalate by the Pope, were confirmed today. •'The Archbishop will leave for Rome soon. WASHINGTON. Feb. 11.—William Randolph Hearst, newspaper pub lisher, acting in his capacity of pri vate citizen, today filed suit for in junction restraining Secretary of Treasury David F. Houston from making further loans to foreign gov ernments. HOUSTON, Tex., Feb. 11.—The Japanese steamer Fukuye Maru from Marsailles was seized at Galveston this afternoon after the Federal District Attorney had filed a libel charging that the ship brought eleven Japanese stowaways to be landed in the United States. The alleged stow sways were arrested. i Newspaperswoman to Be Mrs. Harding!s Secretary ■ ---■ i Miss Margaret Wade, Washing ton, D. C., newspapcrwmoan, who probably will be social adviser to the President's wife when the new administration begins next month. Miss Wade held a similar position with Vice-President Fairbanks’ wife during the Roosevelt administra tion. RAILWAY SLASHES WAGES, EMPLOYES SAY PACT BROKEN - . ! National Agreement, Sustain-j ed by Labor Board, Ignored, Union Officials Claim. HOUSTON, Tex., Feb. 11.-The St. Louie and San Francisco Rail way today announced a wage cut from forty-two to twenty cents an hour for employees in the mainten ance of way department. Union officials declare the reduc-j tion is a flagrant violation of the} national agreement between rail-j roads and railroad brotherhoods on wage scales and working conditions! ;o which the men will not submit. The National Railway Labor Board yesterday handed down a de cision denying the request of the Association of Railway Executives for immediate abrogation of the national agreement and establish ment of a new basic rate for un skilled labor predicated on local conditions. Union leaders previously had threatened a general railway strike if the executives' claims were j upheld. I YOUNGSTOWN. O., Feb. 11.—In ! dependent steel plants of the Ma-j rolling Valley district today an-! | Mounted wage reductions averaging I JD per cent. Forty thousand work I ers are affected. _- - -_ Pennsylvania Girl Marries Ex-German Naval Attache LANCASTER, Penn.. Feb. 11. ■ Miss Virginia Maekay-Smilh, ilutifiii j ter of the late Bishop Mackay Smit'.: of the Episcopal Diocese of Penn J sylvania. anil ( apt. Boy-Ed, forin°rj German naval attache at Washington who was recalled at the request oil President Wilson, before the Cnite.i States entered the world wur, wen married in Berlin recently, according to announcements received here to day. MacSwiney’s Sister Refused Permit to Speak in Loncoln LINCOLN, Neb. Feb 11 Per mission for Mary MacSwiney, sister | of the late Terrence MacSwiney. former Ixird Mayor of Cork, to speak here on the Irish question ha* been refused by the city auth orities. who declare her mission is of no importance to the people of Nebraska. I CANADIAN LINER REFLOATED AFTER STRIKING REEF — ; Princess Beatrice Reaches Tucker Bay After Passen gers Are Taken Off. VANCOUVER, B. C„ Feb. 11 — The Canadian Pacific steamship Princess Beatrice, which went aground in Queen Charlotte Sound off Cheap Island, B. C\, early yes- J terdcy morning, was refloated sev-j oral hours later and was able to make Tucker Bay on her own steam, according to advices received it the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company's offices here. The vessel's passengers were tak-J en off by the Princess Patricia.! owned by the same company, and two tugs, sent to the rescue when j distress signals brought lirst word of the accident. All of the passen gers were landed on Jedediah Island. The Princess Beatrice has <been plying between Prince Rupert, Vic toria, Vancouver and intermediate t points during the winter season. Jap Peer Says Allegation Japan Militaristic Stands •-*»' " • TOKIO, Feb. 10.—(By Associated Press)—Allegations abroad that Jap an is controlled by militarists, has culminated in a declaration by Baron Fijiroura in the House of Peers, that until the so-called Mizumachi case is explained the accusation that Japan’s diplomacy is conducted under two heads, one the Foreign Off let and the other the War Department, must stand. The Mizumachi case grew out ot a letter Col. Mizumachi, who was sent by the War Department to Chentao on the Korean-Manchurian frontier, dispatched to British mis sionaries concerning atrocities al leged to have been committed by Japanese troops in South Manchuria, warning the missionaries to keep out of politics and asking them what the British people would think if the Japanese Buddhists should incite the Hindus of India to revolt. Seattle Enjoined from Impounding Railway Fares SEATTLE, Wash., Eel). 11.—The Superior Court today temporarily enjoined the City of Seattle from setting aside any portion of muni cipal street railway receipts for pay ment of interest on the $15,000,000 worth of bonds which the city is sued in 1919 to buy the system. The Grand Jury recently reported that the system was worth only $5, 000,000 and recommended court ac tion to repudiate the purchase at the price paid. Another Vessel Carrying Typhus Reaches New York WASHINGTON. Eel). 11.—Arrival at New York of a third ship carry ing typhus infected patients today led government officials to make plans for prompt steps to check the flow of infected immigrants from Europe into the United States. American consuls will be instructed to demand clean bills of health be fore allowing vessels to clear for! the United States. Army Aviators Killed During Practice Flight WASHINGTON, Feb, 11.—Lieu tenants John Menken and John Wolfer, of the United States Army, were killed yesterday near Guan tanamo, Cuba, while making a practice flight in an airplane, the War Department was advised today. <_ Anti-Alien Bill Reported By Texas Senate Committee | AUSTIN, Tex., Feb 11.—Favor able report on the Dudley anti alien land ownership hill, modeled i after the California law, was made by ttie Senate Committee on State Affairs in the upper house of the Texas Legislature today. ■-■ j 27 Persons Killed, 40 | | Injured When , Tornado Sweeps Town I —— i ONCONNEB, Ga., Feb. 11. I | —Twenty-seven persons, two I | of them white and the rest | negroes were killed and from | thirty to forty others, all | negroes, injured when this 1 town of 500 population was all but destroyed by a tornado. j The heroic devotion of three 1 | woman school teachers saved | i the lives of many children i When the roof of the school j house buckled under the force I of tho wind, the women tern- | porarily held it up on their j shoulders while the youngsters j ■ crawled out and then leaped to ! I safety themselves. ■ -,-■ MURDER CHARGES LODGED AGAINST NEW YORK POLICE Two Indicted Following In quiry Into Alleged Cor ruption in Department. NEW YORK, Feb. 11.—Alleged corrupt ion of New York's police de partment, with resultant increase of the crime wave sweeping the city during the last few months, today culminated in two members of the department being arrested on charges of first degree murder contained in grand jury indict ments. Tlie indictments followed an in quiry, conducted by former Gov. Charles S. Whitman, into alleged suppression by the police of evi dence in a murder case in 1220. POLICE POOR WATCHMEN. RGACKFOOtTIdaho, Feb. 11.—A i masked bandit heldup City Clerk J. J. Qui 1 lati in his office in the municipal building, where police headquarters are located, after a Council meeting last night and es caped with $170 after locking Quil lan in a vault He was released a few minutes later by firemen, who were attracted to the scene by Qulllan's tapping on the inside wall of the vault. SAVES CASH BY BITING. MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 11. — A thief scooped up a handful of money from the cashier's window in n motion picture theatre hero Iasi night but flpd howling with pain1 after the cashier bit him in the hand, lie dropped the money when the cashier's teeth sank into the flesh. -- Military Service No Claim For Naturalization of Japs SACRAMENTO, Cal;, Feb. 11. Service in the American army or navy does not entitle Japanese resi dents of the United States or other ineligible aliens to naturalization as American citizens, court decisions to the contrary notwithstanding. Secretary of Labor William B. Wil son is quoted as saying in a letter to United Stales Senator James It Phelan, of California, according to a special Washington dispatch re ceived by the Sacramento Bee. Strike Is Called After Unemployed Put to Work GREAT FA EES. Mont., Feb. 11.— A force of men reecntly put to work on the pumping plant grounds here in connection with the city's effort to relieve unemployment was called off fhe job today on strike, ordered by the union I; bor council after de ; mauds ror $.5 50 a day wages instead j of $5 had been refused. Potatoes Rotting While Low Freight Rate Sought HEEENNA Mont.. Feb. 11. I Commission men today estimat 'd i that 2,100.0p0 pounds of potatoes are rotting in warehouses or on farms for want of a market due to high freight rates in Montana. Reduc tion of the average rate from 75 1 cents to 4*> c-nts per hundred pound j is ladng sought SALMON INDUSTRY FACESEXTINCTION, FISHERIES WARN No Salmon Pack This Year Probable, Unless People Awakened, Claim. SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 11—Unless the people of the Northwest at'1 aroused to the fighting point, th: salmon industry faces extinction, ae cording to a statement issued today by the Associated Pacific Fisheri :s The statement declared the peopl« are in ignorance of the seriousness of the situation affecting an in dustry which brings a return of $50, 000,000 a year to the Pacific North west. Approximately 2,000,000 cases, valued at $10,000,000 still unsold are stored in Seattle and unless moved soon, there will be no pack this year, it is declared. Two hundred and thirty three canneries and 1,300 fishing craft, employing 13,500 men, will be idle, if fishing operations cease, tlie state ment said. In conection with the campaign which tiie Association is making, to dispose of the salmon surplus, a solid train carrying 20.000 cases, or a total of 1,000.000 1-pound cans of salmon, left Seattle this week over the Northern Pacific tracks, bound for the East. Huge placards on the sides of a number of the 20 cars composing the train, tell the story of the big ship ment which is valued at approxi mately $100,000. As it speeds1 across the country the solid train will serve as a notice to many states, cities ami towns that Seattle is again on the map as the “solid train-load port.” Every case is of the highest final ity. The inspection was made by W. H. I Jack 1 Horner, old time sal mon examiner of Seattle, the ship ment being subjected to the severest i tests. The contents of the various, cases will help spread the fame of the canned salmon as one of the most nutritious and appetizing food products on the market, and thereby j pave the way for the dispatching, of more solid trainloads. Palmer Upholds Landis in Accepting Baseball Job WASHINGTON. Feb. 11.—Fed eral Judge K. M. Landis, of Chi cago. is within his rights in ac cepting the post of baseball arbi trator at a salary of $42,500 aj year while retaining his place on j the bench, Atty. Gen. A. Mitchell Palmer ruled today. Representative B. F. Welty, of Ohio, recently in- j t.reduced a Hill in the House mak-j ing it unlawful for a judge to re ceive compensation for duties as| arbitrator, commissioner or officer of : ny corporation. Philippine Constabulary Officers Face Discharge ________ MANILA, P. I„ Fell. 11.—IJis- j mifesa^, from the service of Capt Herbert Page, of the Philippine Constabulary, and a reprimand for. Col. Lucien Sweet for their con nection with the fatal riots in Man ila December IB between Philippine Constabulary and Filipino police, in which eleven persons were killed, was recommended today by Brig Cen. frame, commander of the service. British Columbia Paper Trade $21,000,000 in 1920 VICTORIA. B. C.. Feb. II. Pulp paper products sold by British Co lumbia mills in 1920 brought $21. nnti.iion compared with $12,000,001' Die preceding year. Minister of; l-snds i’attulo reported to the Pro vincial legislature today. The value of British Columbia forest products of all kinds last year was $90,000,000 or $20,000,000 more ihan in 1919, the report said Colorado Judge Decides Home Brewing Is Legal DENVER. Colo., Feb. 11 I'nletiR proof is given that the liquor tnanu i factured is for sale or gift, home brewers cannot be convicted of vio lating 'be national prohibition law. judge Dunn ruled here today, i ’ ■--—;-■ j Peace Reported Signed Between Poland And Russian Soviet | HELSINGFORS, Feb. 11—A ! i treaty of peace between So- I ; \ iet Russia and Poland was j | signed yesterday at Riga, ac- | j cording to Moscow wireless despatches received here today. 1 Fighting during the winter i | months has been virtually at a ] | standstill, but recent reports I ! say a Bolshevikl army of ap proximately 400,000 men is j j now concentrated on the Pol- | l ish-Rumanian frontier. for | | military operations as soon as | the weather moderates. Many [ j observers believe the peace ! j treaty just signed will not re- i strain the Soviet from a future | | offensive. ■-—--■ ALLIED COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER GERMANY'S PLEA Reparations Demands Not Ir revocably Fixed, British Officials Say. LONDON, Feb. IX.— (By The As sociated Press)—The conference! called by the Supreme Allied Coun-j ell In Lonrthn February 28 toi which the Germans will he In-! vited, will not. be for the purpose of pronouncing an irrevocable sen-f fence regarding reparations, from] which tlie Germans will not be able] io appeal, it Is authoritatively stated here The conference' rather will tie designed to produce a de claration of I be principles of Ger many’s indebtedness. It is pointed out 1n official cir cles that the work of the Paris con ference on reparations wes that of making a solemn declaration of Germany's indebtedness. That de claration, it is asserted, will in the main lie closely adhered to at tliOj London conference, but the Allies and Germany can adjust the method and time of payments. It is even probable, it is stated, that the twelve per cent, tax on Germany's/exports, provided for in the Paris terms, may lie altered, al though tlie principle of the right] to impose such a tax will be re tained. The export tax measure, it Is. assorted, was strictly a French pro-, posal advanced for the pui-po.se of! guaranteeing the fullest protection! front future German aggression. British Polar Expedition Sets Sail from Falklands VALPARAISO, Chile, Feb. 11. Commander John Cope, of the Brit ish Imperial Expedition which hopes to reach the South Pole by airplane, sailed from Port Stanley, Falkland Islands. December 20, according to messages received hero today. Former Alaskan Marries, Will Return North Soon LOS ANGELES, Cal , Feb 11 Charles Sproule, one of ti e old Northern Commercial Company ‘••torelrcepera at Dawson (luring the Klondike rush, was married here yesterday lo Miss Edith Cary. Sproule and Ills wife expect to re tyrn to the North aoon DIET VOTES DOWN PROPOSAL TO COT DEFENSEPROGRAM — No Agreement With Other ers Powers on Armament Restrictions Desired. cite Chinese’situation Government Spokesman As sert Conditions in China, Siberia Preclude Reduction TOKIO, Feb. 11.—The Japanese Diet by an overwhelming majority today rejected a resolution, offered by Yuklo Ozaki, prominent member of the Kenseikai or opposition party, proposing agreement between Japan and other world powers for restriction of armaments . Spokesmen for the Government declared conditions in China and Siberia make it dangerous and vir tually impossible for Japan to re duce either its army or navy. It is declared by newspapermen here that the Ozaki proposal threat ens to split the Kenseikai party, as many members agree with M. Ozaki's theory but asserts it Is im practical for Japan to curtail her military and naval programs. Armament Expense Huge. It Is pointed out by the Kokomln Shlmbun that Japan's financial position will not permit her suc cessfully to compete with the United States and England. The pending budget sets aside 32 per cent, of the total amount to naval expendi tures while 18 per cent, would be appropriated to the army the news paper declares. “To devote fifty per cent, of the nation's total expenditures to the a nny and navy,” the newspaper says, "is a record-breaking example In world history.” M. Ozaki asserted the total arma ment expense of Japan wlil even tually reach seventy-five per cent, of her total expenditures and he urged that more money be given to education, declaring that even by adopting the “double shift” sys tem the schools of the country can not accommodate the children seek ing admittance, lie has contended that Japanese naval expansion, in spite of denials, has had America and Great Britain as Its objective, and he has asserted it would ruin the country eventually. Conditions in China. Conditions in China, described by Government spokesmen today as necessitating maintenance of strong military forces, were set ^forth re cently by Gen. Oba, commander of the Japanese army in Korea, in a declaration to Koreans residing in liunchun and the Chientau district, Manchuria, explaining the reason for the expedition against the Kor ean, malcontents in Southern Man churia. The declaration maintained that , l.m| , elements among the Korean people had Joined with Manchurian | mounted bandits and Insurgents and bad attacked the imperial Jap anese consulate at liunchun with arms and destroyed the building, furthermore they made a wanton assault on and murdered Japanese subjects residing in liunchun, it was alleged. The declaration con tinued : Invasion Threatened. “They theratened to Invade the imperial Japanese territory with (Continued on Page Eight.) Trans-Ocean Air Line Seen 24 Hour Passage Predicted LONDON, Ceil. 11. — Successful tests of a 1.000 horsepower acrt motor, said to be the most power ful known, have opened up the way, experts say, for eventual es tablishment of regular laindon-New Yofk aerial service with "♦ hour passage, either di-eci or by chang ing al'craft at the Azores. Captain John Aleoek, in 1H10 flew from Newfoundland to Ireland in less titan IS 'tour:', using two :;?r» horsepower engines. The* new engine is railed “th< I Cub': ' It was ordered by the Koval Air Force. It Is understood that the Titania, a flying boat de stroyer which is to be used in long isran<° patrols, will be equipped v.-i'.b two “Cubs'' and have a ran re of 1500 miles For war time tie i few- will number ten and for civ ilian use, the craft can accomodate fifty passengers. “The Cub's” 18 cylinders on a _'ii hour test indicated 1.057 horse '-<>v e-. The engine weighs nearly a ton anti cost about 5000 pounds.