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“ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME” VOL. XVJL, NO. 2+28. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, MARCH I, 1921. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS. PRICE TEN CENTS. > _‘__ __ . __ . _ ___ *1 3 -Bolshevik! Forces in Partial 1 ' mmmmm _ Control of Petrograd, Trotsky Hiding I RUSSIAN SOVIET AUTHORITIES, CONFRONTED BY MUTINY AMONG , TROOPS, RAPIDLY LOSING GRIP . I PABIS, March 1.—Anti-Bolsheviki forces have gained partial con trol of PetrogTad, the French Foreign Office anounced today, basing its infbnaation on despatches received by the French Mission at Helsins fors. The extent of anti-Bolsheviki successes there and elsewhere ir. Bussia is uncertain but it is believed here the Soviet authorities are rapidly losing their grip on the situation. Many detections among cuisne vlki troops because of shortage of food and supplies apparently offer the greatest menace to continuance of Soviet rule. Uprisings in Moscow r.re 3ald to have been quelled for the moment, but, it is thought, are certain to break out again with added fierceness. Blga despatches, quoting Moscow reports, says Leon Trotsky, Soviet Minister of War, is in hiding fol lowing recent attack of Cossacks upon the train on which he was proceeding to Siberia. He returned to Moscow after the attack but has eince disappeared. COPENHAGEN, March 1.—Hos tilities are declared to be imminent i between Russian Bolsheviki and Turkish forces for possession of Batum. Ten thousand Turkish soldiers are reported on the out skirts of Batum while Bolsheviki troops are racing down the Black Sea coast for Batum. The Bolsheviki arc reported to have been shelled by French war ships at Sakhum and Kale, which later fell to the Bolsheviki Should the Russians capture Batum, Turkish occupation of Ar menia will be Impossible, it is be lieved.'-* * ' 1 • “ U y>C U. S. Invited to Participate In League Council Meeting PARIS, March 1.—The Council ol the League of Nations, replying to the American note demanding a voice In disposition of mandates, has invited the United States to send a representative to the next meeting of the Council in April, when the question will come up,.it was learned today. MINING CONVENTION OPENS. SPOKANE, * Wash., March 1.— Minister Oft Mines of Brit ish Columbia, arfdiressed' the annual /'tfsurfentfon of the Northwest Min ing Men’s Association which opened here today. His subject was "Safe guarding Mining Investments Through Bureaus of Mines and Geology.” •I — • ♦ WATER POWER PERMIT. WASHINGTON, March 1.—The FederaJ Water Power Commission yesterday granted the application of the Southern California Edison Company for water rights to de velop 200,000 horsepower in the San Joaquin Valley. GRAYSON TRANSFERRED. WASHINGTON, March 1—Rear Admiral Grayson, President Wil son’s physician, has been ordered to duty as officer la charge of the . naval dispensary here. ...... t* Alameda Sails for North; Capacity Passenger List —— ■» SEATTLE, March 1.—The steam er Alameda sailed for the North at | nine o’clock this morning with a I capacity passenger list of 288. Passengers for Juneau are T. M. Reed, C. VV. Brown, Arthur Frame, E. L. Holt, John Suudback, Miss, Helen Marlow, I). McKinnon, Mr and Mrs. . B. M. Behrends, Anna G. Anderson, O. D. Cochrane, Mrs. O. L>. Cochrane, P. J. Rickert, E. E. 1 Chamberlin, Andrew Nerland, Theo. Kettleson, Z. E. Drake, A. Anderson, Mrs. H. D. Cooley, E. Herbring,! H. H. Ross, James Heater, J. P. ' Nelson, J. E. Jerline, E. Loomis, J. P. Dailey, Nick Sikimich and Tom Cole. The Alameda is due to arrive at Juneau Friday. Among the pas sengers are many members of the Alaska Legislature who are enroute to Juneau for .the opening of that body. Literature placed upon the boat before its sailing by Glen C. Bartlett of the Gastineau Hotel has caused at least one hundred of the passengers who are enroute to West ern Alaska cities to plan stop overs at Juneau while the boat goes to Skagway. They will attend the dance given at the Elks’ Hall Fri day in honor of the members of the legislature, passengers of the boat and citizens of the city. The Alameda after leaving here, will go to Skagway witli passengers and freight and then return sailing for Western Alaska some time Saturday. President Defends Baruch From Profiteering Charge WASHINGTON, March 1. -Fresi t er.t Wilson today came to the de fense of Bernard Baruch and John D. Ryan, New York financiers, ac cused of profiteering in copper while serving the Government during the war. Tlte President denied flatly that either Baruch or Ryan had any thing to do with price fixing, say ing that Robert Lovett, Government Priorities Commiccioner at that One, being responsible for this in its preliminary stages. Sockeye Salmon Run on Fraser River Dwindling VICTORIA, B. C., Feb. 28—The1 sockeye salmon run in Fraser River will bo small this year and in all future years, according to Dr. C. H. Gilbert, who was retained by the. Provincial Fisheries Department to investigate the situation and report to the legislature. Dr. Gilbert rie clares big salmon runs are a thing of the past. ■ Beauty’s Secrets Exposed [j . . ' iSCiift .. -Milady’s Education Sought (> » , ' .CHICAGO, March 1-rTo prove to milady of 1921 that beauty is only skin deep and that all women may: be beautiful, an educational beauty! show, said to be tho first of its kind and size to be held outside of Paris, opened here yesterday. It '< will continue all week. The show is being supported by nearly 500 manufacturers of practi-j cal aids to beauty, but one of its; announced purposes is to agitate against the excessive use of cos metics and to demonstrate the bene fits that may be obtained from the > proper use of the proper kinds of ** beauty aids. There will be dozens of experts to Instruct the women Women art ists, psychologists health and diet etic specialists and beauty experts are assisting at the exposition—all with the same object in view—'that of helping the American woman to develop the beauty they have and to become more beautiful. According to the promoters of the show', there is a perfume of a cer tain scent which blends with a cer tain personality, and one of the objects of the show is to have experts aid each woman in deciding what peculiar perfume or powder (Continued on Page Seven.) i -■ I I Far-Reaching Decision | On Mining Claims j Made by Supreme Court l . - l WASHINGTON, March 1— j ; Mining claims must be “dis j tlnctly marked on the ground so that their boundaries may bb readily traced,” the United | States Supreme Court held to- j day when it decided in favor | of the Silver King Coalition j Mine Company in it* twelve ; year fight against the Conklin ’ Mining Company. The effect j | of the decision is expected to j | be far-reaching. j Review of the text of the i ; court’s opinion showed that I the right of the Conklin Com pany to ore lying under ils j claim but within the limits of an adjoining patent is do- j nied. I |--■ ALASKAN SNIPPING MAN LAID TO REST _ Funeral of Max Kalish, Own-! er of Steamer Humboldt, Held in San Francisco, j SAN FRANCISCO, March. 1. - The funeral of Max Kalish, well known steamship man of the Pacific Coastt, was held hero yesterday afternoon. Max Kalish, as President of the Humboldt Steamship Co., operating the steamer Humboldt from Seattle to Southeastern Alaskan ports, was one of the- best known shipping men connected with the Alaska traffic. Having only one steamer in opera tion, Mr. Kalish kept the Humboldt on the Southeastern Alaska run for eighteen years, up to about two years ago when the steamer was withdrawn and placed on a Cali fornia route. Under command of Capt. Bonne field during the days of the Klon dike excitement, and later under the command of Capt. Baughman, the Humboldt was maintained on a ten day schedule from Seattle to Skag way ports from early ' spring until the last rush South of the early winter. The steamer was almost as dependable as a clock on making scheduled time. Max Kalish usually! made two trips during the summer from Seattle. In the Seattle office Mr. Kalish was behind the counter meeting both the shippers and the passengers and to mention the Hum boldt also meant the controlling! member of the Humboldt Steamship Company, when Charles K. Peabody and Frank E. Burns were the prin cipal officers of that company, but Mr. Kalish always maintained hisj individuality and the same can be said as regards the management of the Humboldt. Mr Kalish spent his winters at San Francisco or at Eureka. Hum boldt County, California, the latter being the home port of the Hum boldt. Mr. Kalish will be remem bered by all old timers of Alaska especially those of Southeastern A! aska and the Klondike. Washington Senate Seeks Harding’s Views on Japs OLYMPIA. Marcn 1. —The Senate Judiciary Committee of the Washing ton Legislature yesterday telegraph ed Senators Miles Poindexter and Wesley L. Jones asking them to as certain President elect Warren C Harding’s stand on the anti-alien land legislation and advise. Pend ing a reply, the anti-alien land bill now before the Legislature will be held up in committee. Validity of Transportation Attacked by 42 States WASHINGTON. March 1 — The validity of the Transportation Act is attacked in a brief filed in the United States Supreme Court today by forty two states. The suit, filed by Wisconsin, and in which forty one other states are permitted to become parties, is being defended by railway counsel. •J NICARAGUA JOINS IN MOVE AGAINST PANAMA FRONTIER Outbreak of' Hostilities in Central America Is Again Believed Imminent. PRESIDENT IS ATTACKED Infuriated Panama Mob In vades Executive Mansion, Repulsed with Losses. PANAMA, March 1.—Two Costa Ricans were killed and nine wounded in the fighting yesterday in the Goto district on the Pacific end of the Panama frontier, which was crossed by Costa Rican forces last week, according to advices received here today. The Panamanians' losses are confined to two wound ed. The Costa Rican force is re ported to have been captured. Managuan advices say Costa Rican and Nicaraguan forces numbering 2, 500 have been sent to the Panama frontier and that hostilities on a large apparently are Imminent. One man is dead and four suffer ing from wounds here as a result of the Presidential guard firing unon a mob which broke into the execu tive mansion here yesterday. Am erican troops arrived just in time to save the life of President Porras. The attack is said to have been instigated by men maddened over a published interview quoting the president as declaring himself in favor of diplomatic settlement of the controversy with Costa Rica. OFFICERS HOT ON TRAIL OF 2 WHO BROKE JAIL Capture Is Expected to Be Made Tonight—Third Man s Whereabouts Unkonwn. Frank Neel and Harold Penning, two of the three men who escaped from the Federal Jail last Sunday night, may be captured before the end of tlie day. according to word received this afternoon by IT. S Marshal J. M Tanner, from three deputies who tilt a hot trail. The third man who escaped, Wal ter Brown, is believed to be in hiding in the city, and it is only a matter of a few days, according to belief, before he will again be behind the liars at the jail. Early this morning deputies found the place where Penning and Neel had slept and rested during the night. Tli is morning, eDputies W W. Casey, Jr W. R. Garster and N. O Hardy look up the trail and according to word this afternoon It is believed that rapture Is only a matter of hours. Walter Brown is believed to have been the l'ir t of the three men to have e.-eaped from the jail Sunday night and while his whereabouts are not definitely known it is believed he did not go very far. Kenning and Neel are' believed to have crawled through the bars to liberty ahoU' 10 o'clock Sunday night having a three hours’ start of the deputies sent out on 4he chase after them. Practically definite information was received late last night of the hiding place of Kenning and Neel hut as the place was hard to find the deputies arrived too late to make the capture and the trail was taken up again early this morning. Kenning and Neel are thinly clad and have no food with them, and it is believed that when the deputies arrive and surround them, they will throw up their hands and submit i easily to capture. All avenues of escape of the two |are guarded by deputies. QUEEN OF THE MARDI GRAS Miss Kathleen Beale Crawford, daughter of Mr. nnd Mrs. Gordon Crawford, of Washington, D. C., has been chosen queen of the carni val pageant at the Mardi Gras Ball, to be held February 15, 1921, at the IUtz-Carlton, New York city, for the benefit or the Southern In dustrial educational Association. RAILWAY FORCES CUT, PROBE ASKED Unions Allege Carriers Vio lating National Agreement When Men Laid Off. SPOKANE, Wash., March 1.—Ap-j plication to the railway section of] the American Federation of l-abori for investigation of recent laying ofT of Finn men in the Great North ern Railway shops at Hillyord was1 made today by the affiliated rail way crafts of this district. The i i.ions declare the railway’s action is a violation of the national, agreement on wages and working conditions between the carriers anil ' uir employees. Shopmen Dismissed. PORTLAND, Mar. 1. Tne Oregon Washington Railroad and Naviga tion Company yesterday announced that its shop force would be re duced by two-thirds today when 80 t men were scheduled to be laid off. The forces of the Oregon Short Lilith L'nlon Pacific and Spokane, Port bind and Seattle Railway also are to he cut. _ . . . Miners' Wages Cut. SEATTLE, Wr.rh., March 1 — Washington's coal operators today' announced that a twenty-three per cert reduction in miners’ wages with reductions in the price of coal ri nging Pom fifty rents to two dol lars and fifty cents a ton would lo ut into effect March 15. The new scale would bring wages to the re cent pre-strike basis. Transcontinental Flyer to Make Effort at New Record JACKSONVILLE, Fla.. March 1.— Merit. 'W. 1>. Coney, who last week made a new transcontinental fly-, ing record by covering the 2.20b I mile course from San Diego, Cal . to Jacksonville in 22 hours and 27 minutes flying time, plans to leave . Imre at midnight next Monday on the return flight to Sun Diego. With only one stop scheduled, this being at Dallas. Tex., he hopes to lower ills own record, both in fly ing and elapsed time. Hope Virtually Abandoned For Champ Clark’s Recovery WASHINGTON. March 1 —Hope for recovery of Representative Champ Clark, of Missouri, forme* Speaker of the Hoime, who is critl ; cally ill here with pleurisy com plicated by other diseases, was vir tually abandoned today. The pa tient remains in a state of coma land apparently is fast losing ground in bis fight against death. BANK IS LOOTED BY SAFEBLOWERS Bandits Dynamite Safe at Boone, Colo., and Flee With $75,000. - * \ BOONE, Colo., March 1 Banditr?| broke into the local bank early to day, blew open the vault and es caped in ;tn aul mobile with $75,-j 1)00 in cash and securities. Posses! have taken their trail. Valuable Mail Stolen. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., March 1. Four bandits waylaid a postofficel messenger near here today, hand-'! cuffed him to a tree and escaped with tree pouches of registered mail containing cash and securities oi} undetermined value. Spokane Banker Flees. SPOKANE, Wash., March 1.— Deputy sheiffs today were seeking N. A. Zankoff, manager of the local (Tie ■ of the Prudential Savings and I xian Association, on a warrant charging theft of proeprty valued it $3,500. Ills wife, whom he left in charge of the office, said she had beep, unaware of her husband’s whereabouts for more than two weeks. Death Toll in Indiana Wreck Is Placed at 37 PORTER, Ind„ March 1. The death toll in the collision of New York Central and Michigan Central passenger trains here Sundaj night today was placed at 37 with a few more than a score of the bodies identified. A number of them wen charred or mangled beyond reeogni (Ion. CHICAGO. Marco Officials of the New York Centra! Railroad to day exonerated William Long, en gineer of the Michigan Centfai train, which was struck by a New \ ork Central train at Porter, Indiana, Sun day night, in a rear-end collision. Tlie engine crew of the New Yo'k Central train were killed. Wilson Signs Important Appropriation Measures WASHINGTON, March 1 -Presi dent Wilson today signed three oiu portant appropriation bills. They are tlie Postal appropriation measure carrying a total of $574 000,0011. the Rivers and Harbors bill, carrying $15,250,000 and the first deficiency hill carrying $276.000.0Cfc The Senate late yesterday adapted tlie House resolution repealing war time laws and sent it to conference. ALASKA DELEGATE. CONTEST DEdDB AT WASHINGTON < .. . House Votes 177 to 162 to Seat Wicrkersham for Re mainder of Term. $7,000 AJMY salary Successful Contestant Will Receive Big Compensation Fofr 3 Days’ Service. WASHINGTON, March 1. — The House today decided a two year*, old election contest involving the' seat of Delegate from Alaeka whet it voted 182 to 162 to du*t George B. Grigsby, Democrat!* Incumocnt, and seat Judge Jant|* Wickecaham, Republican, for the fiuG*lndiac.Jrf the term ending March 4. The wade et the latter motion was ITT to 162. Tilt; House’s action was taken after a motion to refer the ease hack to the Elections Committee had been defeated 189 to 170 and a Democratic resolution that Wicker shain be declared not elected, had been rejected. According to a statement from the floor of the House, Judge Wick ersham will receive about $7,000 a day until the end of the term, FT1-, traveling allowances, clerical hire day noon, being entitled to salary, and other items for the full two veurs period, amounting to more than $20,000. Grigsby was seated following a alection in 1919 to fill the vacancy created by the death of Charles A. Suiter. Suiter's election was contested by Judge Wlcketsham; the opposing candidete, at the regu lar election in . 1918, and settlement of the contest has since been pend ing. . , Nine Drivers Start in ' Hudson Bay Dog Race TijK PAS, Man I to Da, Mir^ 1— Promptly at 9 o’clock this morning nine drivers started In the annual 200-mUe Hudson Bay dog derby over ,snow trails to PI In Plon and return. The mashers said before the start they expected to make the entire trip with only one stop of a few minutes. Drivers, with number of dogs In each team follow: Gyons nine, Morgan nine, Ban croft seven, Pratoau seven, Stewart thirteen, A^Kay eight, Jatyglle sev en, McDonald tilhe, OrfirWte seven. ---'— Vice President Elect Leaves for Washington NORTHAMPTON, Mass., March 1. —Vice-President-elect Calvin Cool idge and Mrs. Coolldge, left here yesterday for Washington, where Mr. Coolldge wilj be sworn In next Friday. \ farewell demonstration was giveir them by Hie towns people. Caruso Undergoes Another Operation, Resting Easily NKW YORK. March 1.—Barlco CariiHo, world famous opera singer, who has been critically III here for several weeks, today underwent a 'htrd operation for the removal of pus from the pleural cavity. He was reported resting- comfortably after the typeratfhn WASHINGTON, March 1.—Presi dent Wilson today nominated Rep resentative Henry T. Rainey, of Ill inois. Democrat, to 'be member of the Federal Tariff Commission. NEW YORK. March 1.—Indict ments were returned today against 110 cement dealers In connection with the Grand Jury's investigation of New York's alleged building trust. SANTA FE. N. M., March 1_ Senator Albert 0. Fall, named by President-elect Harding for Secre tary of Interior in the new cabinet, may not accept the poet, preferring to serve out hi* term ae United States Senator from New Mexico, .close friends declared today.