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Argues Case Against Dele
gate to Large Audience
of Fairbanksans.
(Special to The Empire)
FAIRBANKS. Alaska, Oct. S.—Be
fore a jury of approximately 7 50
Fairbanks voters, Thomas A Mar
quam, Independent candidate for
delegate to Congress, argued the
case cf the People of Alaska vs. Dan
Sutherland. He hammered home
fact upon fact and made out a per
fect case.
Mr. Marquam made a deep im
pression by his portrayal of the
methods used in voting Indians in
Southeastern Alaska and, for the
Urst time, revealed that the Indian
political organization is reaching out
into the Tanana Valley for mem
Helds Audience Well
Wednesday night’s meeting was
held in the Auditorium, the largest
hall in Fairbanks. It was packed
to the limit of its seating capacity
and about 100 persons were stand
ing throughout the address.
Throughout his speech, which lasted
about three hours, Mr. Marquam
held the attention of his audience
in a remarkable fashion. He was
introduced by Morton E. Ktevens,
member of the Board of Trustees of
the Alaska College and one of the
leading attorneys of the town. With
him on the stage was a committee
of 14 of the representative business
men and citizens of the community.
Scores Mudgunners
Mr. M arguam denounced the
muckraking methods to which his
opponents have stooped in an effort
t<> stave off defeat and scored round
ly the mudgunners seeking to dom
inate Alaskan politics.
He read a letter he had received
from Rev. O. A Stillman. Pastor of
the Northern Light Presbyterian
Church, of Juneau, addressed to edi
tors of all Alaska newspapers, in
whicli Rev. Stillman denied all re
sponsibility for the publication of
the notorious S. Hall Young letter.
Dr Stillman's letter said he fore
hade its publication and deplored
the use of such matter as campaign
Outlines Own Program
Mr. Marquam outlined a construc
tive legislative program which he
favored and hoped to secure If he is
elected. He endorsed the work of
Secretary Hoover and pointed out
that the 1920 pack of salmon in
Territorial waters was the largest
since 191S.
Cites from Record
By evidence from official records
he convincingly proved Delegate
Sutherland was responsible for the
unsavory publicity given the Terri
tory through the press and other
wise throughout the country. He de
clared Sutherland's motive was to
vent his spite and revenge himself
upon officials who refused to do his
He pointed out the dangers of
wholesale voting of illiterate In
dians. He showed that the Alaska
Native Brotherhood — the Suther
land-Paul voting organization—was
reaching into the Tanana Valley
for membership among interior In
dians. He stressed the danger such
a movement would he to existing
Territorial institutions.
Speech Makes Votes
He made many votes by his speech
Thursday night. It is predicted locally
he will carry Fairbanks by an over
whelming vote and the Fourth Di
vision by a comfortable majority.
Goes to Nenana
His success at Fairbanks was dup
licated at Nenana Thursday night.
Accompanied by a large number of
personal friends, Mr. Marquam left
here at 4:30 p. m. on a special train
for Nenana.
Notwithstanding his appearance
there was preceded by almost nc
notice, he held a splendid meeting
at Thompson's Hall. More than 17b
Nenana voters attended the meet
ing. His address was well received
He spoke for two hours and 2C
minutes, making a deep and last
ing Impression.
Particular interest was displayet
by the audience in the Indian ques
tion and the spread of the Alaski
Native Brotherhood into the Tanans
Valley. It seems certain he wil
carry Nenana.
After spending the night at Ne
^Copttnucu »q Page Elfht.)
Claims Canadian
Liquor Control
Proves Failure
Board of Temperance. Prohibition
and Public Morals of the Methodist
Church declares that the system of
government control of liquor in Can
■ada is n failure. The report lays it
meant that "it has greati.v increased
the use of alcoholic liquors by young
people and women and has swollen
the liquor bill at a great economic
loss which has halted prosperity and
(acted as a burden to the general
j population. It has increased vice,
crime and corruption, hitherto un
known in Canada, and illicit trade
!is us great as under prohibition."
Report Is Attacked
| VANCOUVER. B. (’.. Oct. 8— Po
lice Commissioner .1. A. Garbutt at
| tacked the Methodist Episcopal
'Board’s report and said: "There has
; been no time in the history of Van
couver when there have been so few
complaints about moral conditions as
during the past two years. The
Church Board gives police officials
and British Columbia authorities as
authorities making statements that
commercialized vice floods Van
couver. No Vancouver police officer
ever made such statements or any
other from which such construction
could be made. Government sale of
liquor has not increased vice and
crime in British Columbia und Can
[South Carolina Mob Takes
Three from Jail, Tell
Them to Run, Shoot.
AIKEN, South Carolina, Oct. 8.-—
IA moh early today stormed the jail
here and ueized three negroes, shot
and killed them, just beyond tlm city
The victims were Clarence, Demon
and Bertha Cowman, on trial for the
t second time for the murder of
Sheriff Howard, who was shot in
April. 11)25. when lie raided the
home of Sam Cowman.
The negroes were convicted at the
first trial, but the Supreme Court
granted a new trial.
Yesterday the judge decreed that
Denton Cowman was not guilty.
Cater he was rearrested and charged
with assault and battery with intent
to kill.
The police said the mob was evi
dently an ordered one. The negroes
were taken from the Jail to beyond
|the city limits and told to run. They
| started in different directions and
were shot down.
Daugherty’s Counsel
Making Strong Plea
j NEW YORK, Oct. 8.—It was in a
("moment of madness” that Harry
I Daugherty burned the bank records
'which the government believes
would prove him a conspirator, his
I counsel told the Jury late yesterday,
further declaring his purpose was to
'destroy the records of the Harding
campaign fund and not to wipe out
(indications that he had been bribed,
(as has been charged,
j United States Attorney Buckner
; told the Jury the validity of the
’(claims has nothing to do with the
| bribery trials. Max Steuer, Duugh
erty’s counsel, yesterday attacked A.
■ Mitchell Palmer, Attorney General in
Wilson's cabinet, and Buckner said
I this was not Justified and not war
ranted. Steuer asserted papers re
pealed Palmer approved contracts
jand painted Daugherty as an “honest
official” who later Investigated the
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ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 8.—Returns
are still incomplete from the Demo
cratic run-off primary for Governor
| held Wednesday but they indicate
| that L. G. Hardman will be the
next Governor with John H. Holder
present State Highway Commission
I er, the losing candidate against him
L __
8.—Willie Adams and Alfonso Rlnoor
were hanged here this morning foi
’ the murder of T. K. Ullman, recluse
at Elizabeth Lake, on May 17, 1925
Emil Meuscl of the New York Yankees yesterday staged what Was railed the star catch of the series so far when hr ran
across the foul line and made a one-handed catch of Hafey's foul hall as it was about to drop in the grandstand Waite Hoyt,
Yankee pitcher, apparently changed the luck of the Yankees Wednesday when he pitched a winning game Robert O'Earrell.
St. Louis catcher, who did his Nest yesterday to win the fifth game when he got three hits, four times up to hat. Hilly
Southworth of the Cardinals, to whom goes the first honor of the World Scries In rapping out a circuit drive and endin'; a a
man ahead of him.
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| Reported Gov. Hartley to
Oust President Wash
ington State.
j SEATTLE, Oct. 8. — The Alumni
Association of the Washington State
(College declared today that Gov.
iHartley is contemplating suspension
of President E. O. Holland.
Gov. Hartley said: "I know nothing
about it."
SPOKANE. Wash., Oct. 8.—Presi
dent Holland, here on a visit over
the week-end. said he knew nothing
about his contemplated removal.
Civil Marriages for
Economy, on Increase
LONDON, Oct. 8.—Economy mar
i riages are on the Increase in Eng
land. Mary and John are taking
vows before a registrar in increasing
numbers and eliminating the re
i llgious ceremony because of the ex
i The civil marriages for a period of
•(five years have made up 21 per cent
•!of the total, which is a marked in
crease over pre-war days. Registrars
>(believe this is no indication of the
. ^slackening of religious belief.
Knights of Columbus
Members Arrested, Mex.
MEXICO CITY, Oct. 8.—Dispatches
i from Guadalajara state that 13 mem
r bers of the Knights of Columbus
, have been arrested charged with
. seditious anti-government activities.
Dr. J. One of Those
Mentioned as Head of
Washington U.
SEATTLE, Oct. 8. — President A
II. li Jordan, of Everett, of the
hoard of regents of the University
of Washington, announced that men
being considered as successor to
President Henry Suzzallo, removed,
are I)r. J. J. Tigert, United States
Commissioner of Education; Chan
cellor Paul Capan. University of Huf
falo; Alexander Meikeljohn, Profes
sor of Philosophy. University of Wis
consin. and former president of Am
jherst; Dr. Harry Woodburn Chase,
president of the University of North
Carolina; Georges S. Counts, Asso
ciated Professor of Secondary Edu
cation at Yale; L. V Koos, Professor
of Secondary Education, University
of Minnesota; Stephen L. Miller, Na
tional Education Director of the
American Institute of Banking and
'former Dean of the College of Busi
Iness Administration at Washington,
land Henry Landes, Dean of the Col
lege of Science of the University of
Washington, and acting president 11
years ago.
It is reported that M. Lyle Spen
cer, Vice-President of the Seattle
Chamber of Commerce and former >
head of the Washington School of
Journalism, is Gov. Hartley's choice. |
l I
Charges Are Made
President Jordan today gave ex
cerpts of Auditor Whittle's report
•harging the University of Washing
ton has not collected $127,500 reputed
due from downtown leaseholds.
Alumni Association documents
examined by the auditors, and ac-,
cording to the reports says, "it is |
plainly inferred President Henry I
Suzzallo indorsed political activities
of the Alumni."
Resigned Regent, Mrs, McKee, said
the auditor's report did not. mention
when Suzzallo was suspended.
Questioned about the auditor's re
port, Gov. Hartley said; "The report
was given to the regents. There Is
nothing I have given out on the
Friends of IP Suzzallo said checkH
and Invoices are under the jurisdic
tion of a comptroller whom the
regents appoint The report said
there had (ven gross violation of
good business practices" in handling
of checks and Invoices.
Dr. Park Willis announced that a
mass protest meeting will he held
here early next week.
Against Shelving
’ YAKIMA. Wash.. Oct 8. — The
shelving of President Suzzallo was
1 bitterly denounced here by 700 per
sons at a meeting and the secretary
1 was Instructed to communicate the
j (Continued on Page 31*.)
Chamber Voted lo Ask City|
Council lo Make Survey
and Estimates of Cost.
The Chamber of Commerce at the |
noonday luncheon today voted lo ask |
the Juneau City Council to employ !
engineers to make a survey, prepare
plans and estimates of cost for the.
filling in of the water front property'
from the foot of Main Street to the i
[City wharf and beyond. The mailer
was broached to the Chamber by
John Reek, who said that he had >
discussed the matter with I* R.
Bradley of the Alaska Juneau Cold
Mining Company who had said that
the sand and rock for the filling
would not cost anything, that ail the
city or property owners would have
to do would be to carry the material
away and provide for Its distribution
|The sand could be piped and the
operation would be practically auto
I Mr. Reck suggested that the cost
of the work should be assessed ,
against each piece of property in '
proportion to the yardage that it
would require, and declared that lie '
believed by doing the work all in '
one operation the total cost would
probably not exceed $20,000.
President Allen Shattuck of the
Chamber of Commerce thought if
the survey and plans were worked
out this fall the plan could he np
I proved and the work undertaken
early next year.
Discuss Proposed Gridiron
The Chamber discussed at length
the proposal to build a gridiron on
which small boats could be repaired
An estimate of $720 as the cost of
a gridiron 100 feet long and 21 feel
wide was submitted. President Shut
luck thought the gridiron ought to
be IS feel wide so that more than
lone boat could occupy It at a time.
!k. M. Basse suggested that the grid
I iron ought to be 150 feet long so that
!it might be used by larger boats, and
jsald that It would be better to have
I two gridirons.
Thp Chamber authorized the Presi
dent to add two members to the
committee which has had the matter
under advisement and that It report
upon a pJnn, location and method of
financing's! the next meeting The
old committee consists of H. J. Tur
ner, H. O. Walmsley and J. A. Davis.
The President Indicated that Wallis
Oeorge would he one of the new
(Continued on Pago Right.)
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/ (tkinn Steps
To Prevent
Strikes I
SCARAHOIMH nil. Em;.. ()<‘. X. t
[The Conservative I’.irlv, ai a rnn
ferenre In if today, took steps to;
make diffic ult workers’ strikes, prac -1
Ideally next to impo sihle to repeat i
11he* recent general strike. A rosohi j
it ion adopted urged a change* in the j
union law to make i* illegal for any
*t rike without a previous secret ha I
lot of members of the union affected
and also making picketing illegal.
Liquor Is Seized; Is
Found in Paint Cans
I — !
| NEW YORK. (Rt. x Purloins of
jfir-pra lust nighl prized 153 bottles
iof liquor on l hr Dollar liner I’renl
Hleiit Hayes after it docked from a
|world cruise Ofi’icrrr. said Hr bot
tles were liidden ill scaled paint
TACOMA, Oct. X The Tacoma-j
Puyallup Association, which supports
Gov R. II. Hartley, has derided to
conduct a campaign to elect Demo
cratic nominees for the Legislature
In every district where the Repub
lican nominee i t an anti Hanley man.
Over Million Dollars Re
ported Changed Hands,
Broadway Yesterday
NEW YORK. Oil X, The victory
of the Yankees over the Cardinals
yesterday afternoon in St. Louis
made them the favorites in the
World Series, 5 to 2 and 3 to 1.
It' the Cardinals tie the count in
(he game here tomorrow, baseball
men figure that St Louis will win
th* championship
i; ng commissioners estimated
Hat more than $1,000,000 changed
hands along Broadway yesterday as
H e result i f the Yankees winning.
V/ill Pitch to Ruth
ST LOUIS. On 8, Rogers Horns
by 1, st night said "I hate to say
it. but ordinary pop flies are allowed
lo go for i wo base hits, we are
polar to pilch In Ruth in the re
maining games.”
Sh-rd'd was struck on tho first,
finger i f Ins pitching hand yesterday
and In finger nail Is black and blue.
Yankee* Arp Confident
A HO A It i' YANKEE TRAIN. Oct. 8.
'Ill" Yankees are returning to New
York City confident they will win
the World Series with the sixth
•.line which is to be played tomor
Shawkey Is slated to pitch for the
Yankees tomorrow although Shocker
is considered. It is predicted that
Alexander will attempt to win for
tin Cardinals and will go into the
box for St. Louis.
Miller Muggins, manager of the
Yankees, said "The Cardinals will
give us a liultle, every step of the
Attendance Yesterday
ST. LOUIS, Oct. X. Tin* World
Series attendance yesterday was 40,
noo and the receipts $170,000. The
Advisory Council's share is $25,000,
each club and league's share $36,000.
The attendance for the five* games
Is announced as 240,000 and receipts
Half Million Starving Wa
chumtes Are to Be Bom
barded on Sunday
HANKOW, Chinn, Oct. 8.—Penned
up for more than one month hv the
Red Cantonese Armies, half a mil
lion ('hnie.se face death hy starva
tion, cold and gunfire in Wuchang.
Many dead lio in the streets and
those remaining are eating dogs,
cats anil rats and dropping in public
places, or dying miserably in shel
ters into which they have ernwlpd.
The northern troops of Wu Pei Ku
garrisoned the city hoping for the
armies of the ally Sun Chuan Fang
to break through.
The Cantonese Reds have notified
the defenders they will bombard the
.city on Sunday.
Women and children of the Im
poverished classes have been per
milled to pass through the gates to
the river where the Red Cross took
,'!8,ono and brought them to Hankow.
In the fight for places on the boats,
several hundred were trampled to
death and many thrown Into the
Women Trampled Upon
PEKING, Oct. 8.—Dispatches from
I Hankow slate 50 women w ere among
I the hundreds trampled upon iu the
] rush from the gates from Wuchang
to refugee boats It is estimated
phut 10,000 Chinese have died in
i Wuchang since the beginning of the
iselge. Most of them starved.
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; PRINCE RUPERT. H. 0.. Oct. 8.—
Due hundred and ninety two thou
sand pounds of halibut were sold
here today. American brought 8
jand 15.90 cents and Canadian halibut
10 and 15.20 cents.

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