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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
“ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME” " . .. ; ■ ■ . ■ . M -m- < _ ^ __ . _ __ VOL. XVII., NO. 2432. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1921. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS. PRICE TEN CENTS. ! American Property in Panama Blown Up By Costa Ricans; Harding, Weeks Confer U. S. INTERESTS HIT IN CENTRAL AMERICAN WAR Costa Rican Forces Overrun Northeastern Section of Panama Province. SOUND CALL TO COLORS Panama Prepares For Fight To the End Following Loss of Battle. WASHINGTON, March 5.-—Presi dent Harding and Secretary of War John W. Weeks went into confer ence this afternoon on the Panama Costa Rica situation. Latest advices from Panama state Costa Rican troops have crossed the Panama frontier in strong forces and appear to have overrun the northwestern section of the pro vince of Bocas Dei Toro after blow ing up a bridge across the Sixola River, owned by the United KYuH Company, an American corporation All male Panamanians between the ages of eighteen and forty have been called to the colors. * ( SA.N JUAN DEL SUR. Nicaragua. March 5.—Costa Rican forces have; captured Guabito, Panama, and Pan ama defenders have retreated, leav-: ing eightoen killed and many wound ed on the battle field. SAN JOSE, Costa pica, March 5.— | Costa Rica will rely on the League; of Nations for solution of the con troversy which has brought Costa Rica and Panama to the verge of j war. The government today indi-; cated that it will not welcome ar-j bltration offers from any other, source. Hundred Are Registered For Election in April One hundred voters In Juneau have already registered for the city election to be held on April 5, ac cording to announcement made to day by City Clerk A. B. Cole, who is also registration clerk. The reg istration shows that the women are taking an interest already as it is a case of about 50-50 between men ond women. , LAWMAKERS SNOWED UNDER. HELENA, Mont., March 5.—The Montana State Legislature, already 24 hours past the constittuional limit of sixty days for its biennial session, yesterday was still strug gling with a mass of unfinished business. I Latest Bulletins By Special Gable WASHINGTON, March 5.—Senator Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachu •etta, was chosen Republican floor leader in the new Senate today and other Republican officers of the Senate organization were re-elected| without opposition. Senator Lodge and Representative Frank W. Mon-| dell, Republican floor leader in the House, .conferred with President' Harding today regarding the date of the coming special session of Congress but no conclusion was reached, it was said. ATLANTA, Ga., March 5—Approx imately 1,500 employees of the At lanta. Birminbham and Atlantic Rail-: way struck today in protest against a wage reduction order effective March 1. The strike has the sanc tion of the railroad brotherhoods. I MEMBERS OF THE NEW CABINET James J. Davis (left) of Pennsylvania, newly appointed Secre tary of Labor, and Henry C. Wallace, of Iowa, selected for Secretary of Agriculture in President Harding’s official family. President Harding’s Official Family Already at Work in Respective Departments — Assistant Secretaries • Named by Hughes, Fall, Wallace and Others — WASHINGTON, March 5—Before nightfall all ten members of Presi dent Harding's cabinet will have assumed office. Charles Evans Hughes, nejsy Secretary of Sta(p, for riler United States Senator John W. Weeks, Secretary of War, Senator A. B, Fall, Secretary of Interior, James J. Davis, Secretary of Labor, and Henry C. Wallace, Secretary ol' Agriculture were sworn in this morn ing. Andrew W. Mellon, took the oath as Secretary 01 the Treasury yesterday afternoon and remaining members of the President's family, including Herbert Hoover, Secretary of Commerce. Harry M. Daugherty, Attorney General, Will 11. Hays, Postmaster General, and Edwin Den by, Secretary of Navy,, were to he sworn in this afternoon. Senator Fall announced today that Charles Saft'ord of New Mexico, wiiuld he assistant Secretary of Interior, and Secretary' of State Hughes said Charles Nestler of Ohio would be assistant in his depart ment. Announcement was made from the White House last night that E. D. Bail, of Iowa, would be assistant to the Secretary of Agriculture, the nomination going to the Senate Monday. Previous announcement had been made that Lieut. Col. Theodore Roosevelt, eldest son of the late Theodore Roosevelt, former Presi dent, would be assistant Secretary of Navy. 27 Passengers Booked (or Juneau on City of Seattle SEATTLE. March 5—With fifty passengers booked, eleven of whom bought their tickets this morning, the steamer City of Seattle will sail for the North at 9 o'clock to night. Juneau passengers are: H Lindberg, Pearl Roysdedins, Mrs. M C. Rugg, Marion Rugg, Elton Rugg. Mrs. Pearl Herald. J. J. Crowell. George E, Crow’ell, L. Gallagher, K E. Murray, Mr. and Mrs. C. .1. A1 creamier. D. S. Alex. W. S. Estus T. Sisul, Charles Krassel, Mr. and Mrs. J. H Long, Mr. and Mrs. F E. Parsons, Miss Anna Seeley. John Horros, George Silous. Mr. and Mrs. William Geddes, Warren Geddes, C. Geddes. Poland Rumania, Hungary In Alliance Against Reds Bl’DAPEST, ~March 5. — Poland Rumania and Hungary in a treaty signed last Tuesday have entered into defensive alliance against the R usd an Bolshevik!, it became known here today. CONGRESS HONORS MEMORY OF LATE HOUSE SPEAKER Official Washington Attends Funeral of Champ Clark In Hall of House. WASHINGTON, March 5.—Con gress and all official Washington today lavished a tribute of love and respect to the memory of the late Champ Clark, former Speaker of the House and Representative from Mis souri for twentysix years, who died here Wednesday after a brief illness. Funeral services were held in the hall ofthe House, where a third of his life was spent in the country's service. On the crowded floor were group ed members of the old and new House, Senators. Justices of tile Su preme Court, cabinet officials, past and present, and diplomats of many nations. Heaped with flowers the casket stood under the Speaker's desk while Representative James R. Maun of Illinois end Senator James A. Reed of Missouri in shaken voices delivered eulogies. After the services here the casket left on a special train for St. Ixiuis where it is scheduled to arrive to morrow afternoon. The body will lie in state there until early Mon day morning when the train will proceed to Bowling Green, the fam ily's home, for final services and interment. -♦ « Stranded U. S. Submarine in Danger of Going to Pieces N'EW LONDON, t'ann., March 5. —-The United States submarine 0-7, one of the Navy’s largest un dersea craft, which went aground Thursday on Wilderness Hocks off Fisher’s Island, Is>ng Island Sound, last night were threatening to roll over and go to pieces. Most of the crew hud been rescued although a few remained. The submarine 0-8, which strand ed on the shore of Buzzard's Bay near Cutty Dunk life swing sta tion almost at the same hour, was refloated last night by the Coast Guard cutter Acushnet, which nar rowly ecaped grounding while of fering the rescue. The 0-8 had been battered by heavy seas but is be lieved to be little damaged. The crew did not leave the bout. EX-SENATOR SHOT AND WOUNDED BY AGGRIEVED CLIENT Charles B. Henderson, of Ne vada Victim of Assault Near Senate Offices. — WASHINGTON. I). C., March 5.— Charles B. Henderson, United States Senator from Nevada until yesterday when his term expired, was shot and wounded today by Charles Crock, former resident 017 Neveda, near the Senate offices. Grook, who was arrested, told the police that the former Senator was counsel for him years ago and that the shooting grew out of u con trovery arising between them at thrt time. Mr. Henderson's wound is not considered serious. Farmer Slugged, Robbed. SEATTLE, Wash., March 5.—J A Deboie, a farmer living near The Dalles, Oregon, was slugged by ban dits oarly last l ight and robbed of a money belt Containing $4,#7". Hi was taken to a local hospital in unconscious condition. Mail Robbers Get $100,000. LOS ANGELES, Cal., March 5. Robbers, who Thursday night rob bed a mail truck here, secured loot of an estimated value of $100,00(1, postal inspectors announced today. Iowa Robbers Sentenced. COUNCIL BLUFFS, la.. Mar6h 5 —Five persons, found guilty of rob bing a Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad mail car of regls-l tored mail sacks containing more] than $3,000.0(10 in cash and securi-l ties, today was sentenced to prison terms ranging from four and a half to twelve years. The court an nounced that about $500,000 in bonds is still missing. , Sharp Declines from Peak Prices of May at Fur Sale ST. LOUIS, Mo.. March 5.—Sharp declines from peak prices of last May were registered at today’s auc tion sale of the International Fur Exchange on cl.lncilla, ermine and silver fox. A collection of silver fox pelts brought prices ranging from $5o to $44o each. The sale, which has been in progress two] weeks, ends today. __— - — Indicted Ball Players’ Trial to Be Postponed — CHICAGO. March 5. — Trial of the eight indicted former White Sox baseball players, charged with conspiring to ilfow games in the 1919 world's series between Chicago and Cincinnati, probably will be postponed from the date originally scheduled, March 14. The prosecu tion desires more time to prepare its case and will ask for a later date when the date for trial it: set Monday Detroit Police Called To Quell Bread Rioters DETROIT. Mich.. March S. The polite were called out yesterday to quell a mob of two hundred oi more persons, who attacked custom ers coming out of a bakery shop, seized their purchases and threw them into the street as a protest against high price of bread Wed Grovt e to Pay Shea H »r Wages l SAi.T LAI IT tali. March 5.—Wcol grt refused to meet dentant s for higher pay, declur: ould rather do no shear is year than pay the w. ed. | I EUROPEAN PRESS FRIENDLY TOWARD ADMINISTRATION British and French Papers Voice Belief Harding Will Make Good Use of Powers LONDON, March f>.—'President Harding and his inaugural address were subjects of congratulations and good will expressed in the British Press today. The Daily Mail declared that the new President is a man who can be trusted to make good use of his great powers. The Post expressed belief that the outlook for future relations be tween the two countries was never more pleasant or hopeful and find? in his policy of non interference with European affairs natural main tenance of the principles upon which the American Constitution was founded. The News regrets that President Harding's address leaves his atti tude toward the League of Nations Indeterminate. MEXICO BITTER AT WILSON MEXICO CITY, March 5.—Mexico City Newspapers today expressed bitterness toward former President Wilson together with hope that Pres! ident Harding’s administration would see an end to antagonism between 'lie United States and Mexico. One paper characterized Mr. Wil scm as "Mexico's most terrible ene my" and several pleaded for a more moderate policy toward Mexico. PARIS JOURNALS UNEASY PARIS, March 5. — Paris news papers today expressed uneasiness as to the effect of President Hard Ing’s policies on the European situ ition. One, however, voiced confi lence that Mr. Harding's politica sense would "repair as far as pos sible the consequences of Mr. Wil mn's mistakes.” Mt. McKinley National Park Game to Have Protection WASHINGTON, March 5.—Work >f marking the boundary of Mount McKinley National Park An Alaska s the first step in fcatablishing tame protection over a region de icribed as the fountain head of ttu big game herds of the North will begin as soon as weather permits, 'he National Park Service an nounced today. Prospectors and miners actually engaged in prospecting and mining will be permitted to kill what garni they need for food but all other hunting will be prohibited. Stiff Penalty for Dry Law Violations Voted by House OLYMPIA, Wash., March 5.—Pen ally for violations of the prohibition law was fixed at 60 days to one vear *iu jail and a fine of $250 to $2,000, by a bill passed yesterday by the House of the Washington State Legislature. The minimum penalty for having liquor in one’s possession was removed and the maximum penalty fixed at six months in jail or a fine of $300. Argentina Considering Tariff on U. S. Goods IlUENOn AIRES, March 5.—Leg islation providing an increase in products lias been introduced in I tariff duties on North American] ilie Chamber of Deputies. The bill s inspired by proposed tariff leg- | islation by the United States which , is considered harmful to Argentine! interests. Engine Crew of Wrecked Train Are Held for Trial VALPARAISO, Inil, March 5 William laing and Genre Block, re spectively engineer and fireman of | the Michigan Central train whicli: was struck by a New York Central train at Porter, ind., Sunday night] resulting in loss of 27 lives, were] ordered held on charges of lnvol-j untary manslaughter by a coron-j er's jury here today I White House Grounds Opened to Visitors | First Time Since 1917 I - l WASHINGTON, March 5. | -•-President Harding already is I using a vigorous hand In over- j j turning the established order i I of things. After breaking a j precedent which has. stood | since (he days of Washington j i and Jefferson in attending the | I executive session of the new ; ! Senate yesterday to present the j names of his new cabinet, Mr. j Harding on his first visit to j the White House as President j gave orders for opening of the (-'gates to the grounds, which ( have been closed since the | United States severed dlplo j malic relations with Germany ' j early in 1917. j The President also re-opened ! | the White House to visitors I | with passes and many such im- j j mediately availed themselves | j of the privilege. I I |-----ft KETCHIKAN WANTS PIONEERS’ GRAND IGLOO IN JUNEAUl — Will Demand Adjournment of Meeting at Seward to | Territorial Capital. (Special to The Empire) KETCHIKAN, Alaska. March 5.— Tiie Kelchikan Igloo of the Pion eers of Alaska Thursday night ad apted resolutions approving the! itimd of the Nome Igloo that all lotions by last year’s Igloo at An chorage were illegal and void be ■au.se the Igloo was not held hi •ccordance with the laws of the Jrder. I^ast March the Ketchikan Igloo | idopted resolutions repudiating all ictions of the Anchorage meeting ind condemning it. Ketchikan will lend delegates to this year's Igloo it Seward, demanding that the meet ng there be adjourned to Juneau vhere all Igloos can he represented >.v members In the Territorial Leg | 'slature. --- Mining Congress Sessions To Benefit Alaska Claim SEATTLE, Wash., March 5.—Sen-1 p ions of ttie Third International Mining Congress in Portland, Ore., lext moiltli will result in material lenefit to mining interests of the A'est, particularly Alaska, W W Winter, Portland mining engineer leelared today. Me said one of the •hief matters to be considered is he proposed gold bonus legislation ind in tiiis connection suggested hut Alaska would do well l«i send i speaker to represent Its interests lefore the new Congress. Another measure to come up at he Portland conference is pro mised rocommendations for tariff on •ertaln metals. MIGHTY UPHEAVAL SPREADS ;MOSCOW PETROGRAD TAKEN Kronstadt Fortress, Winter ' Palace Reported Capitu lated to Revolutionaries. TROOPS REFUSE TO FIGHT Bolsheviki Soldiers Throw Down Arms, Join Insur gents at All Points. LONDON, March 5.—New* con cerning uprisings in Russia con tinue conflicting but today’s reports reiterated and enlarge upon news of a mighty upheaval throughout the nation. Newspapers print Helsing fors despatches that the Soviet authorities have been overthrown and that Moscow and Petrograd both are in the hands of the revo lutionaries. The Soviet fortress at Kronstadt appears to have fallen to the insur gents and Revolutionaries are said to be holding Soviet Commissioners as hostages. No late word of the fate of Nicolai Lenine, Bolsheviki Premier, and Leon Trotsky, Minister of War, has been received Although despatches earlier iu the week, since denied, saiS they were In full flight toward Crimea where the Bol fihevlki troops were still reported loyal. White flags are flying from the Winter Palace in Petrograd, ac cording to the Helsingfors des patches, while Moscow and Petro grad garrisons not only have refused to fight but apparently arc joining the rebels. Shipping Board Holds It No Longer Exists WASHINGTON, March 5.—The United States Shipping Board today sent a communication to President Harding stating that since former President Wilson’s nomination had not been confirmed by the Senate there now is no Shipping Board. It was declared, however, that the members of the old board are "standing by to safeguard the Gov ernment's interests until^ a oftvi board can be appointed.”'* ,,'i » » » — Debs’ Demonstration to Be Staged in Washington BOSTON March The National Executive Committee of the Socialist Party today announced that a dem onstration would be held in Wash ington April 13, the second anniver sary of the imprisonment of Eugene V. Debs, Socialist leader, in the Pen itentiary at Atlanta, as part of a na tional campaign to secure release of political prisoners. SANTE FE CUTS FORCE. TOPEKA, Kails., March 5—The. Saute Ke railroad system today an nounced a fifteen per cent reduc tion of its shop forces on the basis of seniority. ‘Debutante Slouch” Doomed '••••••••••••••••• t New Styles Alter Posture ■ WELLESLEY, Mass., March 5 Kincsiologically speaking, the new styles for women mean the ileatl of the "debutante slouch". This i the view, at least, of the departmen' of hygiene at Wellesley Collegt which follows the styes with t watchful eye for their effect on tie i bearing and general health of Wei ■ lesley’s 1,500 students. So one is more delighted at tin ' passage of the styles responsibli for the “debutante slouch" than Mist Mary S. Maagencn, Instructor it remedial gymnastics. Straightening out slouches and other bad habit) of posture is her daily task, and the work has at all times been difficult It will he easier, thinks Miss Haag enen with the new styles. “The old styles, with their tight itting and clinging lines,” she says, ‘'moulded most girls Into a shape nuch like the letter ‘S’. Every hing about this posture from a hy gienic point of view was bad. Today vlth looser garments, Introduced on he wave of popularity for the sport clothes, It will be a much isier thing for a girl to stand up straight; letting the shoulders carry the bulk of the lighter weights, and the hips carry their share of the heavier weights.” Miss Huagencn looks for more common sense in all of the styles for the future, due to the wld,er participation of women in outdoor exercises.