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t %/i } * PRICE TEN CENTS I Volumne 1 No. 1 , -.- — I __— . r ■; . «- ■'?' 1. , 1 ■ 1 ; 1 1 ■" l" ' APPROPRIATION FOR ALASKA IS | NOW CERTAIN-PROHIBITION TO BE * HARDING ADMINISTRATION POLICY hibition Enlorcemeat to Be r'oiicy of Harding A ministration.—Late Cable From Washington. ■ WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. (by Assodated Press).—j It is now believed here that the senate will act favorably on the half million dollar Alaskan road apropnation pro- j vision in the army bill when it comes up this afternoon before that body. The committee decided to mcrease toe appropriation from $350,0000 and unless the bill meets opposition from other sources, so report says, it will in all probability go through. WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. (A.P.).-Harding sent 1 word to the senate this afternoon that Republican lead-: ers desired adequate appropriations for the navy and , favoring continuing the present building program with-, out material reduction. *With this definite statement Republican leaders declared they would insist upon sen ate increases over the house total even at the risk of de feating the bill this session. WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. (ly A P.).—The senate has agreed that all house amendments be passed. The j postoffice bill, which has been sent to the president car ries $570,000,000 with $1,250,000 for transcontinental air service WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 (by A. P.).—A new plan for the enforcement of prohibition is being discussed among Republican leaders as the prospective policy of the Harding administration which contemplates abolish ing the present dual enforcement machinery and central izing the full responsibility on the attorney general It is understood all state prohibition agents will be dispensed with and the work left to the department of justice. WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (by A. P.).—The depart ment of commerce reported a shrinkage of $66,000,000 in the export trade during January. Imports fell off $oo, 000,000 as compared with December figures. CHICAGO, Feb. 26 (A.P.).—The Northern Trust Company has announced the theft of Liberty bonds at a par value of $772,000. William Darton, bond clerk, has1 been accused of the theft ST. OUIS, Feb. 26 (A.P.).—The state' food inspector has announced tha tsome lots of goV'emment canned goods, which have been retailed to the public, were un fit for human consumption. Six hundred and fifty cases have been destroyed * SEA’ITLE, Feb. 26 (AP.).—W. A. Clark, former president of the Juneau Hardware Company is recover ing from a successful operation at the Minor hospital in this city._ • U. S. COMMISSIONER GETS v LATEST VERSION OF THE ALASKA BONE DRY LAW United States Commissioner Whit tlesey has been advised by a cable from District Attorney Manley of the following interpretation of the Alaska bone dry law: Valdes, Feb. 17, U. S. Commisioner Whittlesey, Seward, Alaska. - _ Just received a telegram from the United States district attorney at gun Francisco stating that the cir cuit court of apeals had upheld the Alaska hone dry law and that such a bill will subsist concurrently with the general law of congress on the same subject and further saying Gist yon may prosecute either under the bone dry act or the national prohi bition act and may inflfct penalties under the bone dry act more severe those allowed under the national prohibition act Under such a deci sion it spears prosecutions can be brought under either act at option of the prosecuting officers. , MUNLEY, v U. 8. Attorney. ■ iiiw memorial services held IN HONOR j. J. 8TURJI8 STEAMSHIP NORTHWESTERN DUE IN SEWARD TONIGHT j His steamship Northwestern which la Am to arrive here tonight at seven has the following passengers for 8ewardC A. H. Brown, L. G. Frost, H< Todsbongh, Judge L. T. Erwin, J. B. Gottstein and wife, A.’Wolfe, F. W. Tonkins, J. R. Husten and wife, L. H. Lewefl, Dr. G. S. Garter, Dr. R. N. vishbura Helen Miller, A. Johnson, Chas. Mespelt, R. A. Mespelt, J. P. Towman, E.-A. Ross and wife, B. Ross, T. H. Lindquist, J. B. Larson, Perry Pierce, Ganes Brennon W. D. Glliot, eo.G Bespcaho, H. Wheeler, Iscar Lay, E. J. Murphy,^ Mrs. M. laich $. Ranellis, Granegares, L. Mars, M. Desem, Bob Riga, J. E. Seattle, Mrs. E. Michel, Mrs. A. E.j 'haw, Melvin Shaw Irena* Shaw, J.) lannon and wife, and twenty steer age passengers. FRENCH TROOPS DISPLAY GREAT ACTIVITY REPORT LONDON, Feb. 26. Amsterdam re port? stats that French troops in the Gtaiaa occupied sons art displaying great activity and assort that such la always the ease whan drastic action is contemplated^ < VPm PRES. WILSON WASHINGTON, Dec. Sl-Pjtesi dmt elect Harding wrote Wilson do ££*•?£&feJVS l 1 i,Ir. and Mrs. Bishop of Mile Three , ere week-end guests in Seward. Harold Painter, wharfinger and ay master for the Seward division, v jd on Wednesday's train from an ..i.oial trip to Anchorage. ■ - ~v Ed Legris, one of the owners of the awmill at Mile Three was a Seward sitor the first part of the week **'d gistered a tthe Sexton Hotel. Mrs. James Major and son, of La I ouche left on this morning's train for Inchorage to join her husband. The steamship Northwestern is due o arrive in Seward at Seven o'clock | his evening. Miss Jane McNally, cashier ^of the 3ank of Seward, will be an outgoing 'assenger en route to Juneau. % A. H. Thody, who has been con nected with the Alaska Engineering Commission at Chickaloon arrived in Seward on Saturday's train and la visiting his many friends. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Sweek were week end visitors at Anchorage, re turning to Seward on Wednesday's train. J. P. Hannon, wife and child are passengers aboard the Northwestern for Seward. Mr. Hannon was Radio Operator in Cordova. R. C. Wakelin, “Knightof the grip” warn a passenger on the Flier Wednes day evening. Mr. Wakelin carries a full line of ladie’s wearing appa.e Maurice Rugg, representative oi the Cuddy Packing Company gnu other firms arrived on the train and is registered at the Hotel Overland. . . „ nited States Marshal S. 0. Casler, \of Valdes, returned from An chorage on the train Wednesday. He made %he trip to take an insane per son to tile States. T. it). Nyberg, "Timber Inspector ar rived* on the train Wednesday even ing. Mr. 'Nyberg while awaiting the steamship Northwestern is a guest of thfe Sexton Hotel. C. A. McDongal, one of the direc tors* of the Malamute Club was a Seward visitor on Tuesday to attend a dance given by the Club. Aittrfne Eide arrived in town Wed nesday after a trip of a month to the B^jpkokwim country in company with Majofr Gotwals. W. L. Guy, Operator in Charge at the IiOcal Station for the Alaska En gineering Commission returned re cently from, a two months vacation spent with hi* family in Oakland, Cal ifornia. The many friends of the Guy family will be pleased to hear that they are enjoying the best of health BRIBE OFFERS TO BALL PLAYERS IS PRISOMFFBISE SALEM, Feb. 2d—Governor Olcott signed a bill today making the brib ing or attempting to bribe baeeball players, umpires, or others in connec tion a grave crime. The governor re fused to aprove a bill requiring wo nen as well as men aplying for mar riage licenses to submit to physical examinations. 7TLSON WILL RIDE TO CAPITOL WITH INCOMING PRESIDENT WASHINGTON, Feb. ‘ 26—Presi lent Wilson will follow the long es ablished custom of riding to the capi ol with the incoming president Whe ther he will attend the inauguration ?remonie8 or not is not known but ’ o’lld he do' so he will probably re urn to the White House with Hard ng, then going direct to his new home. UNDIEGO AIRMAN MAKES RECORQ TIME ON TRIP JACKSONVILLE, Feb. 26—Lieut. Coney, who left San Diego Monday ”ght in an effort to.make a twenty four hour transcontinental flight land BIG FIRE RAGING TEXAS OIL TOWN DYNAMITE USED RANGER, Tex. Feb. 2ft—Dynamite i is being used to check the fire raging in the business section of Brecken ridge, a'new Texas oil town, accord ing to a telephone message received here this morning. The loss is e*<i mated at a half million already with the flames causing more at every min uts. Emil Hurja, former Alaska news aper man and one of the Ford Peace peace convention owns a paper in Breckenridge. JAPS LOOK FORWARD TO SATISFACTORY TERMS T0KIO, Feb. 2$-Uchida said that on agreement of a nautre advantage ous to Japan was being arranged by *he ambassadors. A satisfactory solu tion might be expected but it is very doubtful whether definite steps will be taken during the Wilson adminis tration. - — —-- - ABANDON HOPE SAVING MEN . SEAL MINE TO STOP FIRE _____ DUQUOIN, 111. Feb. 26—Five re jerve squads after working fifteen hours abandoned hope of saving the ives of seven men entombed in a burn ing^nine at Dowell, fiv<Tfniles north of here and sealed the mine in an ef fort to extinguish the flames. FOOD ADMINISTRATOR IN HARDING CABINET; OTHER APPOINTMENTS ' ANNOUNCEDrBIG DERBY BE RUN Harding Selects Herbert Hoover as Secretary of Com merce, Danby for Navy and Roosevelt for Assistant Bigr Canadian Dog Derby Soon Be Held.—Paris . Workmen Take Over Plant.—Late Cable News. ST. AUGUSTINE, Feb. 26.—Hardings selection of Herbert Hoover as secretary of commerce has finally been confirmed after a series of developments that at on tim seemed likely to lead to the cancellation of th ap pointment Harding said he found himself in perfect ac cord with the policies Hoover urged. THE PAS, Dec. 26. (by A. P.).—Several dog teams and their drivers, entrants in the Hudson Bay dog derby arrived here. The trail hirds started the “usual route possible” gossip and greate xcitemenc is in evidence. Sam f'ranteau Drought in an imposing team of all-white hus kies. Seppala is expected any time ST. AUGUSTINE, Feb. 26. A.P.—As President-elect Harding has definitely announced the selection of Danby as secretary of the navy and Theodore Roosevelt as as sistant secretary. Both have accepted. PARIS, Feb. 26 (A.P.).—The red flag was raised over the big elec^rical works under construction just north of Paris by workmen who refused to leave despite the lockout Police and troops have been called to main ttin order. MACROOM, Ireland, Feb. 26. (A.P.).—Three hun dred men ambushed fifty auxiliary police here today. One officer was killed and several wounded in a desperate batiile fought this morning. I OLYMPIA, Feb. 26.—Police and citizen posses are searching for an alleged blackbailer who attempted to extort $10,Cip from former Mayor G. E. Mottman, un der threat of dynamiting his store. The posse captured a'suspect who escaped under fire. NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (A. P.).—There is a possibility of a nation-wide strike bn May 1st of all officers and sea men on American ships upon the expiration of present agreements. Steamship owners have notified the shipping board that they are averse to entering upon any new agreements. SOUTH BEND, Wash., Feb. 26 (A.P.W. Fred Welch was found guilty of first degree murder in connec tion with the dynamiting of the dredger Beaver on Dec ember 16 with the loss of four lives. «EW REVOLUTION staged IN CENTRAL AMERICA PANAMA, Feb. M.—Violent anti ouata rucan demonstrations occurred last wgnt reaching culmination in iiUacAt upon the Cost Rican consu late. The'president announced he uad received a telegram confirming oie reports from the district of Co to at Panama, which has been occupied oy the Costa Rican^ forces. PIERRE, S. D., Feb. 26—The state .eg*siacure passed a bill providing for loans to home builders. * WASHINGTON, Feb. S*-4t wm» announced that the Foidttaster bill.to coutroi radio staUona will go over pn u\ the nests session. - KOREAN INELIGIBLE TO AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26.—The . :deral district court held oKreans neligible to dtisenship even though service was shown in the American army. * IETAL MONOPLANES CAUES GREAT LOSS OF LIFE IS SAID WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.—Aed lents resulting in the loss of six ives resulted the dedalon of postof Ice officials to discontnue the use >f metal monoplanes whch were pur chased abroad. HALF MILLION DONATED DEFRAY FREIGHT COSTS WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.— The senate voted half a million to defray die cost of .moving donated grain to iSuropeen ports across the Pacific for relief of famine sufferea. Under file the bill file navy or iKip^rg board is to furnish vessels. _ . .* - U.m r 1 . iff. • .1 ..