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VOLUME 20. NUMBER 20 SEWARD, ALASKA, FRIDAY, I A \TfT A DV u-n.iv x oo u o, 1 nor X xJUV PRICE TEN CENTS DEMOCRATS BLOCK CONFIRMATION OF HARLAN F. STONE TO SUPREME BENCH OVERMAN OF NORTH CAROLINA AND HEFLIN OF ALABAMA HOLD UP APPOINTMENT ON TRIVIAL CHARGE—WILL YET GO THRU (Bv Associated Press) WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 23 Senator Lee S. Overman, of North Carolina, who caused the delay in the confirmation of Harlan Fisk Stone, in the judiciary committee, has been joined by other democrats, including Senator Thomas Heflin of Alabama, in a request for delay before Senate ac tion, on the plea that they wish to in vestigate further the employment of Mr. Stone by the executors of the Pierpont Morgan. Interest Be Reduced On Money Advanced Roads WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 23 — The Senate Interstate Commerce Commission introduced a bill in Con gress to reduce the rate of interest on government advances to railroads of the country. The measure approved was a sub stitute for one which would make the rate only a quarter of one per cent * above what the money costs the mon ey to borrow, but the minimum would be four and one-half per cent. Wit nesses at the hearings stated that the roads would meet with financial dis aster if the rate is not reduced. Slayer of Woman Caught In Seattle SEATTLE, Jan. 23.—Arrested with two other men on suspicion of selling fake jewelry, James D. Bates, alias “‘Dutch Veitch,” is held as the sus pected slayed of Mrs. David F. West man, during a robbery in Seattle June 14, 1919, after detectives had rec ognized him from his photograph. Washington Asked To Appropriate Huge Sum OLYMPIA, Wn., Jan. 23.—Univer sity of Washington regents reported today that Governor Hartley would ask the legislature for an appropria tion of §3,355,290 for operation, main tenance and building fund. SENATOR WALSH OPPOSED STONE (By Associated Press) WAASHINGTON, Jan. 23—Senator Thomas J. Walsh, of Montana, coun sel for Senator for Burton K. Wheeler of Montana, indicating that he op posed the confirmation of Harlan F. Stone as justice of the supreme court, gave the Senate formal notice that Attorney General Stone had notified him that the Department of Justice is seeking the indictment of Senator Wheeler by a District of Columbia grand jury. WINE DEALERS READY TO HELP THIRSTY VISITORS PARIS, Jan. 23.—The people of Par is, during the year ended October 1, drank 10,000,000 fewer liters of wine than they consumed in the pervious 12 months, but even so the 1924 fig ures provided a gallon a week for ever-y man, woman and child in the city. And these figures do not in clude beer. Wine merchants, however, are not down-hearted. They look to a cold winter to stimulate the demand, and they are ready to sell champagne to the foreign visitors who are com ing to Paris in increasing numbers. OPIUM CONFERENCE IN DEADLOCK GENEVA, Switzerland, Jan. 23.— After a private conversation with Viscount Cecil, Great Britain’s repre sentative, Stephen G. Porter, head of the American delegation to the opium conference, announced that they had failed to agree on anything to save the conference from a breakdown, following disputes between the Brit ish and Americans over regulation of the traffic. Porter stated he would return to the United States unless conditions soon changed radically. WARREN OPPOSED BY WALSH (Bv Associated Press) WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 23.— The Senate Judiciary Committee on the insistence of Senator Walsh of Montana, deferred action in the nomi nation of Charles B. Warren as at torney general. Senator Rice W. Means of Colorado urged the indorse ment of Warren by the committee; while Senator Wm. E. Borah of Idaho, i the third member, withheld his vote. FRENCHDEPUTIES DENOUNCE UNITED STATES ATTEMPT COLLECT WAR DEBT , ,.V J " BITTER SPEECHES MADE WHILE MEMBERS RIOT—ATTEMPT TO DISTRIBUTE SPEECHES THRU OUT PROVINCES VOTED DOWN (By Associated Press) PARIS, Jan. 23.—The French Cham ber of Deputies was in an uproar for 25 minutes yesterday, after it was de cided by a majority of 66 votes not to post throughout the provinces of the Nation the speech of Deputy Marin, delivered on the floor of the Chamber Wednesday, bitterly denouncing the efforts of the United States to collect her war loans from France. His re marks were vigorously applauded by the deputies remaining in the cham ber, many leaving as a mark of dis approval. The rioting began when one deputy bitterly assailed the chamber for re fusing to allow the speech to be post ed. The United States was declared hoggish and grasping for its extortion of the war loans from a bankrupt na tion. WASHINGTON CREW MADESTRONGER (By Associated Press) SSEATTLE, Jan. 23.—Coach Callow said today that he expected to replace some seven letter-men in the Wash ington University boat crew with heavier men, so he could change the intercollegiate race of four miles to three, as ordered yesterday. He said he could use bigger oarsmen with a slower stroke, if they could be found. CASPERKOSSUTH COMMITS SUICIDE (Special to The Gateway) ANCHORAGE, Jan. 23—Casper Kos suth, 67, a pioneer butcher of this city, committed suicide yesterday by shooting himself through the temple. He was a victim of melancholy. Mr. Kossuth was an employe of Os car Anderson, at the Ship Creek Mar ket, as head meat-cutter, and had been on the present job about five years. Kossuth was heavily interested in gold mining properties in the Willow Creek district. jf, Cf, FROM EPIDEMIC OF INFLUENZA WHICH y y y y STARTED IN.CITY LESS THAN MONTH AGO TOKIO, Japan, January 23.—Forty-seven hundred persons are reported dead from an influenza epidemic which started in Greater Tokio twenty days ago. The city has practically suspended business while nursing the dead and dying. Undertakers and doctors are working night and day in an attempt to suppress the plague. The Red Cross has been appealed to for help. NOME HIJACKERS RAH) OFFICE OF U.S. COMMISSIONER AND GET 60 GALS. BOOZE OFFICERS FOLLOW TRACKS TO OLD BARN AND FIND CACHE IN BASEMENT—BOLDNESS OF THEFT PUZZLING TO OFFICERS (By Associated Press) NOME, Jan. 23.—Hijackers raided the office of United States Commis sioner Thornton Wednesday night, and hauled away sixty gallons of li quor stored there for evidence. The officers followed the tracks of a horse and sled to an old dairy barn a mile down the coast from town, and found the whole amount cached in the base ment of the building. It was return ed to tne marsihal's^office where it was locked up. Other than the size of the horse’s hoofs, there is no clue to the offend ers. An investigation is under way. President and Wife Receive 2,000 Guests (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.—President and Mrs. Coolidge received over 2000 guests at a reception last night in honor of the supreme court and federal judiciary. Bootlegging Business In Washington Profitable (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.—The over head in the bootlegging business is lower here than in any other part of the United States, according to fig ures given President Coolidge by Rep resentative Stalker of New York. He declared that the average expense to bootleggers in the District of Colum bia in 1925 was 79.43 cents while the average in the States was $1.73. -: ALASKA IN PORT; ROUGH TRIP UP The steamship Alaska arrived in port at an early hour today with a fairly large passenger list and sev eral hundred tons of freight. Her passengers for Seward are: Oscar Anderson, Charles A. Benson, H. S. Balderston, Edwin Boothe, Ernest R. Bortz, C. Balhizer, H. K. Carlisle, Mrs. H. K. Carlisle, Earl E. Cain, Jos. Coderre, Robert *Ensley, Archie Evans, Everett Fisher, Lee Gordon, Henry Heck, John Earner, Fred King, Ray C. Larson, L. A. Lelkiewisz, Alex Mc Kay, Chas. McGonagal, F. A. Mann, Mrs. J. O’Brien, Ralph Pelosi, Mrs. H. C. Scott, T. N. Scott, W. Schauer, C. F. Townsend. The Alaska will sail southbound to morrow night at midnight. Her crew reports a rough trip up. CATHOLIC SUNDAY SCHOOL Catholic Sunday School will be held at the home of Mrs., Gus Manthey Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock. ADMIRAL WATSON SOUTHBOUND The steamship Admiral Watson ar rived from westward ports last night about six o’clock, sailing southbound about 11 with a fair passenger and freight list. Her passengers for Sew ard were: Jean Cilker, Tom West, M. P. Galvin, Marie Gray, Annabelle Com stock, one steerage. For Ketchikan—E. Fundahn, wife and three children. For Seattle—James O’Brien, Lillie Stone, E. P. Werner, Albert Kraft, Ed Jensen, Ralph Anderson, Alfin Rod, Olaf Olson, Andrew Holms, A. K. Hor ner, Jack Pederson, Melvin Olson, J. Christensen and wife, Hilda Peterson, and one steerage. SENATE REFUSES TO ENDORSE HARTLEY PLAN TO REPEAL ROAD TAX LEVY ALSO RECOMMEND AGAINST PRO POSED TAXATION OF MOTOR TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES. FIGHT BE MADE BY GOVERNOR OLYMPIA, Wn„ Jan. 23—The Sen ate roads and bridges committee last night, by unanimous vote of its 17 members, recommended against two of Governor Hartley’s proposals. One was to repeal the mill and a half per manent levy, the other to increase taxation on motor busses. It was an nounced today that the House roads and bridges committee will introduce a bill to repeal the mill and a half levey, and Mark Read and J. C. Hub bell will support the bill on the floor, Reed becoming the recognized spokes man for the administration. Both houses after short sessions adjourned until Monday. Johnson was sustained on a point of order against the motion by Christenson, democrat, to make the child labor amendment a special order of busi ness in the Senate Tuesday morning. ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Neville an nounce the engagement of their daugh ter, Marjorie Helen, to Mr. Clarence O. Thatcher. The marriage will take place Tuesday, January 27, at the home of the bride’s parents in this city. Miss Neville was born in Sew ard and is one of the popular younger set. Mr. Thatcher is employed on the Alaska railroad as fireman. TEACHERS ORDERED TO DISCONTINUE WORKING CROSS WORD PUZZLES HUDSON, N. H., Jan. 23.—Acting on complaint of parents who declare their children “want to do cross words instead of their little duties on farm or in the house,” District Superintendent Louis D. Record to day ordered teachers of Hudson and the other towns under his supervision to desist from devoting a half hour of the morning school program to solv ing cross word puzzles. “They’re of no educational value,” the super intendent ruled. SEWARD TEAM IS WALLOPED BY ANCHORAGE (Special to Gateway) ANCHORAGE, Jan. 23—Last night the Seward all-star basketball team went down to defeat at the hands of the Anchorage High School Midgets by a score of 24 to 13. From the time keeper’s whistle to the end of the game, both sides increased in skillful playing. Johnson, for the visitors, showed up as their star, although Tinkler and Stump played very con sistently and with perseverance. The Anchorage five showed their superior ity by their accurate and lightning like passes and basket-shooting. The first score was made on a foul throw by Dwyer from Moyer, which was quickly followed by a basket by the former. Then the Anchorage team started the slaughter, Moyer, Gill, Nog gle and Andreson all making baskets and holding off their opponents from scoring. During the first half there were two personal fouls by Elliott and Moyer, but Johnson and Stump who took the throws failed to convert them into baskets. Selby and Stump made some very spectacular passes to one another, but always seemed to miss the basket by a hair’s breadth. Moyer substituted for Elliott after 10 minutes of play and succeeded in stemming the rushes of the visitors. Andreson and Noggle were in their old form and played a strong game. The first half ended with the score 12—3 in favor of the Midgets. Second Half Little Better The All-Stars started in to get un der way in the second half, and quick ly annexed five baskets, Johnson toss ing four and Selby the other. For Anchoragp, Gill, Andreson and Noggle again stepped out and rolled up a score of six baskets. A combination of Gill and Neimi took the ball into the all stars’ territory innumerable times, while Moyer and Elliott stood guard like a stone wall. Tinkler of the Seward team devel • oped stellar qualities when he took the ball unassisted into the Midget’s goal area many times, but his team mates were too slow in following up, and many opportunities to score were missed. The final score was Anchorage, 24; Seward, 13. A Few Notes by Our Reporter Francis Leslie may never get back to Seward as he has been annexed by a member of the fair sex, and who knows the outcome. Hector McLean is also making a hit with the ladies. Merritt Shellhorn is one of the most popular members of the team, and is very much infatuated with—Anchor age. Tonight’s game will be harder play ed by the Seward team. They are be ing swramped with attention. The Seward team will return home on tomorrow's train. Bricks and stale eggs are not welcome. Bill Introduced Allowing Donation Bonus to Charity (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Jan. 23—Represen tative Andrews, of Massachusetts, in troduced a bill in Congress today to permit former service men to assign their bonus to patriotic, educationaal and philanthropic organizations. Original Nugget Taken from Marshall’s Flume In California Is Saved (By Associated Tress) WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.—The ori nal nugget found in Marshall’s flume in the California gold fields, has been found by the Smithsonian institute in the hands of a private owner in New' York. A period of adversity is one where your friends stay away and you have to buy your own cigarettes.