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“ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME” - > _ _ _ VOL. XVII., NO. 2426 ' JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1921. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS. PRICE TEN CENTS. » Denby Accepts Navy Portfolio; Roosevelt to be His Assistant » • _-——»— YOUNG ROOSEVELT TO OCCUPY POST HELD RV FATHER Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. As sistant Secretary Navy at Start of War with Spain. NAVAL POLICIES TALKED Denby Confers with Presi dent-Elect Harding at Lat ters Quarters in South. ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., Feb. 26. - Definite announcement that Edward Denby, Detroit lawyer and automobile manufacturer and former Congrea.-, man, has been appointed Secretary of Navy in the next cabinet and has accepted was made known today by President-elect Warren G. Harding, following a conference with Denby yesterday at which naval policies were discussed. The Presldent-eloct also announced that Lieut. Col. Theodore Roosevelt, son of the late Theodore Roosevelt, former President, has accepted ap pointment as A.ssistant Secretary of Navy. In taking the office vacated by his cousin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, after the latter had secured the Dem ocratic nomination for Vice-President in (he recent campaign, young Roose velt,-who became active in Republi can politics after his return from service in the W'orld war, is follow tng in the footsteps of his disting uished father. The late Theodore Roosevelt was Assistant Secretary of Navy at the outbreak of the Spanish American War in 1898 and resigned to take an active part in the war as Lieut. Col. 61 the Rough Riders under the then Col. Leonard Wood, who com manded. i • » — Reval Chosen for Parley Between Rumanians, Reds VIENNA, Feb. 25.—The Rumau lan Government, according to a dis patch from Bucharest, has accepted Reval, capital of Esthonia, as the seat of the peace negotiations be tween Rumania and Soviet Russia. The outstanding differences be tween the Moscow and Bucharest governments are chiefly over the disposition of Bessarabia, which has been for a long period in Rumanian possession and has been generally recognized aB Rumanian territory. Engineering Commission’s Machinery Order Stopped SEATTLE. Wash., Feb. 26.—The Federal District C'offW today issued a temporary restraining order rr turnable Monday to prevent the Al askan Engineering Commission from executing a contract to purchase coal handling machinery from the Brink ley Supply Company. The ordei was issued on the application of the Puget Sound Machinery Depot which alleged it had submitted lower bids for the machinery. ? ' ... '-f Hostilities Between Costa Rica t And Panama Begin | PANAMA, Feb. 26.—Hostili ties have begun between Pan , ama and Costa Rica, following | occupation of Coto, Panama, on , the Pacific end of the frontier, j by Costa Rican troops, accord ing to advices received here, today. Official confirmation i., | ! lacking, however. I i More than 2,000 men were on roiled here yesterday for mill- j i tary service and reports from | j other sections say that many j j citizens all over the Republic 1 are volunteering. Tho Government has asked i the United States for imme diate return of several thous j and rifles, seized by American | can authorities in the Canal , I zone In 1916, for uso in repell- j | ing reported Costa Rican inva | sion. ! ! I I-k DEPORTED ENVOY FREE TO RETURN Department of Labor Cancels Warrants Against Martens, Soviet “Ambassador.” NEW YORK, Feb. 26 —The He parfment of Labor has cancelled warrant for arrest and order of de portation against Ludwig C. A. K. Martens, self-styled Russian Soviet Ambassador to the United Sttaes. Similar action was taken in the case of Gregory Weinstein, Marten’s Secretary. Roth kiere deported yesterday but are now given a clean slate en abling them to return immediately if they so desire. # Japanese Not Born in U. S. Ineligible to Ciitzenship SACRAMENTO. Calif., Feb. 26.— The District Court of Appeals toda> handed down a decision that Jap anese not born in the United State? are ineligible to American citizen ship even though they have aervio in the United States military forces to their credit. Dangerous Aliens Entering U. S. with Forged Passports WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.—Forged passports are being Issued in a' I most every European country in ! huge quantities and dangerous alien? are entering the United States dailj ; through the use of these, the Stan Department announced today. Chinese Nationalists Call World Convention for 192f SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 26. -Th. Chinese Nationalist Party eonventio, here voted to call a world conven tion of Chinese interested in bring ing about a strong central govern i merit in China, to meet here in 1326 Bargain Sale Causes Riot Women and Police Battle PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 26!—A hundred or more women fainted, many were bruised and automobiles by the scores were damaged here today -when a crowd estimated at 8,000 or 10,000 climbed over ma chines lining the curbs and fought with policemen to gain admittance to the opening sale of five, ten and fifteen cent store which had adver tised aluminum tea kettles, cotton bed blankets and silk hosiery at fifteen cents. Many wo^p revived at drug stores while others were rushed to emer gency hospitals. Traffic for blocks were blocked and many windows were broken by the surging crowd Anti-Tobacco Measure to Follow Anti-Cigarette Bil SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, F<b. 2<i !—Following passage of the anti- cig I arotte bill by* the Utah State Legis j lature yesterday. Representative 1 Seeg Miller today announced that le intends presenting a measure pri hibiting the growth or sale of a! ! tobacco. BOLSF,. Idaho. Fob. 26 —The Idahi Legislature yesterday completed on actment of an anti-cigarette hill ott sent it to the Government. 1 UNION OFFICIALS, COAL OPERATORS INDICTED BY U. S. Conspiracy to Violate Anti trust Act Alleged Against 233 Persons, Corporations INDIANAPOLIS, Keb. 26.—In dictments containing live counts charging conspiracy to violate the Sherman anti trust law were re turned by tlie Federal Grand Jury here last niglit against 223 coal operators, associations, coal mining companies and miners, including corporations and individuals of Indi ana, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Otiio John L. Lewis, President of the United Mine Workers of America and William Green, Secretary, are among those indicted. Many of the individuals accused are already under indictment for alleged violation of the Lever act. WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. — The legislative council of the Amreican Federation of Labor met here today to consider the action of the Gov ernment in prosecuting officials of the United Mine Workers of Amer ica for alleged violation of the Sher man anti-trust act. William Green, Secretary of the Mine Workers, one of the officials indicted, declared that if union of ficials are guilty of conspiring as ullog'-d in ‘i'e indictment t*:e Gov ernment also was a party to the conspiracy because the miners were subject to Government regulation during the war when the acts al leged as conspiracy were committed. Debs Held Incommunicado, Lawyer Refused Admittance ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 26.—Coun sel for Kugene V. Debs, who Is serv ing a ten year term in the Federal penitentiary here for sedition, to day announced that Attorney Gen eral A. Mitchell Palmer had refuse.! him permission to visit the pris oner. Debs is being held incom municado, he said, because of re cent criticism of the President made public through his attorney. Noted California Pastor Dies in Portland, Aged 82 PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 26.—The Rev. Albert Newton Fisher, retired Methodist preacher and author, died here yesterday, aged 82. In 1848 he was pastor of a church at Coma, California, attended by John Mar shall, who discovered gold in Cali fornia. For more than a year the aged clergyman was editor of th< Pacific Northwest Christian Advo cate. Ireland Taming Down, Only 2 Soldiers Killed in Weeli DUBLIN, Feb. 26 Crown force! ! suffered the lowest casualties dur inn the week ending February lk o any week this year, Dublin C'asth announced today, only two soldier, being killed" and nine wounded. Sev ■ oral ambushes, four attacks on oc copied barracks and one assassins • tlon were listed, however. Freight Rates on Lumber From West to Be Reducec OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 26.—Freigh rates on lumber from Californh and the Pacific Northwest is to bi reduced seven cents a hundret | pounds as soon as new taiiffs ha'a I been checked, according to publish ed announcement here today. The new rates will equal thosi now In effect to Minneapolis an< , St. Paul President Signs Bill to Pay Railroad Guarantei WASHINGTON. Feb 26.—Tin President today signed the Winslow Townsend bill as passed by Congres, authorizing partial payments to tin I railroads under the provisions of tin transportation act. HUGE SUM TAKEN IN DARING MAIL ROBBERYJN EAST Bandits Fell Clerk at Penn sylvanit Ry Station, Ree With Mail Sacks. PITTSBURGH, Pa, Feb. 26.—A Government mall clerk was found beaten and unconscious at the Pennsylvania Railway station here today shortly before a train was due to leave for Washington and two pouches of registered mail, believed to contain large sums of money, were missing. The clerk had been struck ou the head with i coupling pin and it is feared may die. i Cuts Off Wife's Head. SANTA BARBARA. Cal., Fob. 26. -Stefan Varesco walked Into police headquarters here today and calmly ntiounced ttiat he had cut off his wife's head because she bad called him vile names during a quarrel. The police took Varesco with them and went to his home where they found the headless body. The prisoner displayed no emotion at the grewsome sight. Bond Thief Captured. DECATUR, 111., Feb. 26.—Will iam Daultou, accused of robbing the Northern Trust Company of Chicago of $722,000 in Liberty Bonds while 'acting as confidential clerk in I charge of bond transactions, was j captured near here today and, ac cording to the police, confessed. He is alleged to have told his captors that be was not paid sufficient to take care of his wants, that he saw a chance to steal the bonds and did so. Bold N Y Robberies. NEW YORK. Feb. 26. — Sever. tbandits held up the office of the j Connecticut Screen Company on West Twenty-eighth street yester-j day and escaped with $36,000. ! Earlier in the day two robbers fell led a jeweler i>- his office on the | ninth iloor of a Broadway office building and escaped with jewelry ! valued at $20,000. Gambling Club Raided. PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 26.— Forty-nine moil were arrested and two truckloads of gambling para phernalia seized by the police In a raid on the Helenic Club here i last, night. The police bored holes ! in the roof ami watched proceed ings within before battering down tlio doors. Murder Trial Opens. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 26. - Trial or Denis Chester, charged with the murder of Florence Bar ton, a society girl, here last fall opened today. Spectators fought to gain entrance to the courtroom. Burglars Loot Safe. BUTTE, Mont , Feb. 26. — The I police today were searching for I burglars who last night broke into j the office of an automobile agency I here, pried off the combination of a safe aud escaped with $1,000 in cash and $4,000 in Liberty bonds. Population of Petrograd Moscow Decreasing Fast WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.—The pop illation of Petrograd and Moscow in .! Soviet Russia has greatly decreased, 'according to Russian newspaper d | spatches to the State Department. The population of Petrograd i. ' 706,000, seventy one per cent I s , ithan in 1917 and in Moscow lh< population has dropped to 1,015,000, about fifty per cent less. The death rate, the despatch says, has inorea od j from eight per thousand in 131S to 22 per thousand last year, while in Petrograd the death rate was 2\< i, times as go at as in Moscow. Tim ' birth rate lias also fallen, despite increased marriages. The report said ■ that about three fourths of the work , ers in Russia are now women, aged II men and children. Ex-Crown Prince Chafes At Allies’ Restrictions GENEVA. Feb. 25.—The formei Crown Prince Frederick of Germany, an enthusiast in winter sports who j formerly visited here yearly, has I written a gloomy letter from Hol > land to one of his former staff officers, now at Davos, regretting ,i he cannot come this season. He writes that he is much bored 'by his life at Wleringen largely , because of "the silly restrictions im posed by the Allies' but he hopes he ; can come next year with bis family I HER PHOTO CAUSES DUEL CHALLENGES II I I I I * n jg 1 I I - —^ .- w This autographed photograph of Queen Helena of Italy re cently was sent to Mrs. John Ad uns Drake, of New York,, in ap preciation of relief work performed by the recipient for the Queen's subjects. Publication of the Queen's photograph In Mon tevideo, with a caption describing her at "big and homely" re cently resulted in two challenges to duels. Editor Calls Queen ‘‘Big and Homely"—Two Challenges To Fight Follow. MONTEVIDEO, Keb. 26.-Publica tion by Die newspaper El Dia, of a photograph of the royal family of Italy (luring (lie riK-ent visit lien of Prince Aimone do Saboya aboard tlie Italian cruiser Roma resulted i.V two challenges to fight duels and tin early departure of the Prime. One of the officers of the Julian cruiser challenged (lie editor who i:i turn, challenged the Italian Minister, but no duel was fought. Offense was taken oy the Italian visitors to the captions under the photographs which they considered disrespectful to the royal family. The legends describe King Victor Emanuel as not having the appeal - ante of one chosen to rule a people Queen Dowager Margarita as “small md inelegant," and Queen Helena as big and homely." Lieut. Giovanni Gallati, of the Roma, according to tile at founts, was chosen by lot among the office! of tlie vessel to demand of the editor either retraction of the phrases or reparation by arms oil j the field of honor. Editor Defiant El Din's editor, Julio Maria Sosi, [ published hit reply to the thallengi I in the paper saying he had no \ iphinations to give, that tie would no' i recognize Lieut Gallati, as havin'.: | been the offended one. hut, that it my offense had occurred, the propt: eerson to challenge was Prim • Aimone himself, as a member ot tin royal family, or the Minister of Italy in Montevidio, or the Commander of the Roma. Neither the Prince nor the two others mentioned came forward will, i challenge, but the upshot w m tlia' I a court of honor was appointed in accordance with the Uruguayan da elling law. which handed down • verdict that the offense was not of i character to require resort to arm. Imt that the attitude of ’Lieut. Gal tati. founded on a private conception of patriot Ism. always to lie respected, was perfectly explicable and worthy of consideration.” Minister Intervenes Two days after the decision, the Italian Minister, the Marquis Mil" stri Molinari. according to El Ilia' account, sent a representative to tie editor with a letter prepared fur him to sign setting fortli that (Ice cap tions were only Intended for joke to make the readers of the paper ; laugh and that he had not had tit least intention of disrespect to th “good King Victor Emanuel, whose genius and worth I admire” Tit letter further set forth that .Jos. Battle v Ordonez, owner of El Hi.1 was not responsible for the caption and had reprimanded the editor fur them. Editor Sosa theempon challenge, the Minister to a duel eonsiderin that his "dignity had been wounded' and that he had been “treated as . (Continued ou Page Two.) HOME RULE BILL MAY BE AMENDED Movement to Grant Ireland Financial Autonomy Gain ing Strength m England. • LONDON. Feb. 2H.—Prospect, .if tin* Irish Motile Itule being applied under conditions giving it a fighi ing (banco lias beefl brightened measurably by a movement calm laled to bring Northern and Southern Ireland into agreement to accept the act on condition that it be amended to grant Ireland complete financial autonomy. Plans to this effect are said to be receiving serious con sideration by the leaders of both sections. There is a groat weight of general sentiment throughout Ireland in favor of any settlement which will end the present chaos. Irish Catholii Bishops are foremost among those who urf encouraging this sentiment Between the most moderate anil the most extreme Nationalists there Is this ore point of agreement, that lbi* decision of the Irish people them elves must be supreme. Submit simi of their attitude to the electors and the endorsement of that atti Hide by the country's voters, is the basis upon which Sinn Feinerg rest their case. They say that endorse ment must stand. Referendum Urged Ttie re is a considerable section O' the populace, however, who be lieve the time has arrived for a fresh consultation of the people that a in w opportunity should be given for th" expression of the popular will The suggestion is made that a formal referendum should lie taken is to whether the people still adhere ’o the (tneompromising Republican policy, or are willing to give the new. Home Rule Act a trial. Sir Kdward Carson, for Ulster, has accepted, but Sinn Fein has re fused the Act. In neither case have the* people themselves being consulted as to what they think of tt There is e' en among Sinn . Feiuers i number who believe that it would Hu good tactic s to accept the Act is far as It goes, sec tire tile election of Sinn Felners to the Southern Parliament and obtain as much con tred or the Irish Government a nortibte in the same way as th**' leave obtained control of most of th : local authoritie s. They would the> u e their new position as the busi of a fresh advance. Act in Force Soon Preparations for the anplicathin n the Act in Northern Ireland »i■ id valu ing rapidly. There it i to com* into force at the earliest convenien dale The* splendid Belfast City lid will he* placed at the disposal of the ■>. a Northern Parliament, elimlnat ing any delay for the erection o (Continued on Page Two.) s SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE ACTS ON COMPENSATION Methods of Raising Revenue Necessary to Be Left to Next Congress. immigratiotT passes House Adopts Senate Bill, Also Conference Report On Emergency Tariff. WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.—With tax provisions eliminated, the soldiers’ bonus bill was favorably reported today by the Senate Finance Com mittee. The question of revenues to meet the bonus will be left to the next Congress, but it is understood plans under consideration contem plate use of the interest on the $10. 000,000,000 war loans to European countries in financing it. Few changes were made by the committee in die hill as introduced, the five options—cash, deferred cer tificates, farm’ or home aid, or vo cational training being left Intact. wue umeiiuiueui. tumiiu, nuwevci, provides that all claims for compen sation must be filed before July 1, 1922, six months before any of the provisions of the act would become effective, so that the Government may determine wliat proportion of applicants desire cash. The Committee also ordered a favorable report on the, Watson bill, nassed by the House, amending the War Risk Insurance law by estab lishing fourteen regional offices for 'he War Risk Bureau and giving other privileges to former servlco men. The House today passed the Senate bill limiting immigration to thrro '■er cent of the number of persons horn In any foreign country *ho were In America In 1920. The.mea sure now goes to the President. The House adopted the elections committee report peconimendinf; un seating Representative Patrick Mc I,ane. Democrat, of Scranton, Penn., and declaring that John R. Barr, Re publican, is entitled to the seat. Election fraud charges were made against McLane. The House also adopted the con "erenee report on the Fordney em ergency tariff bill and sent It to the Senate for final action. Girls’ Immorality Blamed To War and Automobiles ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.. Feb. 26. War and automobiles are respon sible for appalling Immorality among high school girls, Lillian I Mmmltt, dean of women at Moru ingside College, declared In an ad dress before the National Council of Deans today. She urged return to the old system of chaperonage. Paper Mill Workers Confer On Proposed Wage Demand NEW YORK, Feb. 26.—Represen tatives of union workers in paper mills of Canada and the United States met heretoday to discuss pro posed demands for a five to ten per cent Increase in wages. Latest Bulletins By Special Cable BOSTON. F$b. 26.—The transat lantic liner Princes* Matoika, with 2,000 passengers from Genoa and Naples, Italy, aboard struck an ice berg or submerged wreck off Cape Race Thursday night and became unmanagable because of damage to her steering gear, according to a wireless message received here to day. After the ship had drifted helplessly for seven hours, emergency steering apparatus was rigged and the ship was brought under control. ROME, Feb. 26.—Heavy fighting is in progress between Serbian and Montenegrin troops at Podgoritza, Montenegro. Several Montenegrin villages have been burned, SACRAMENTO. Cal., Feb. 26. — Gov. William B. Stevens this after noon received a telegram from Gov. Thomas E. Campbell of Arizona, say ing that he had signed an anti-alien land bill, similar to the California law, Just passed by the Arizona Legislature.