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VOLUME 20. NUMBER 22 SEWARD, ALASKA, MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 1925 PRICE TEN CENTS > PISTOL DUEL HERRIN, ILLINOIS; CAUSES DEATH OF TWOXKLANSMEN AND dIpUTY SHERIFF, WrmllANY OTHERS INJURED Militiamen Patrolling Street of City in Effort to Preserve Order—Disputes Between Klan Members and County Officials Comes to Head HERRIN, 111., S. Glen Young, self-appointed Klan li quor raider, First Assistant George Gorbes and their op ponent, Deputy Sheriff Ora Thomas, of Williamson coun ty, were killed tonight in a hotel lobby, as a result of a gunfight, the climax of many stormy months in the quar rel between county officials and members of the Ku Klux Klan, which had taken over the prohibition enforcement from the hands of the officials. Several others were seri ously wounded and five slightly hurt Young walked the streets ah day, as a result of a re port that his enemies were seeking him, both sides being keyed up to high pitch. Some one fired a shot, and Young ran in the hotel, followed by Thomas, the latter emptying two pistols at Young, then sinking to the floor riddled with bullets by Klan participants in the fight. Thomas came to the city to attend city court, which was holding a night session, the Klan members framed up on him. MILITIA IN CHARGE OF CITY HERRIN, 111., Jan. 26.—With a company of militia patrolling the streets here, order again prevailed today following last night’s outbreak between Klan and anti Klan forces, in which four were killed, including Young, Thomas, Ed Forbes and Homer Warner the latter Klan leaders and their companions who were killed in the pis tol duel with Deputy Thomas. > ; * MAY TERMINATE FACTIONAL TROUBLES CHICAGO, Jan. 26—C. E. Anderson, mayor of Her rin, which sprung into notoriety when a large number of strike breakers were induced to surrender, and were then shot by striking miners, said tonight that the killings Sat urday would probably terminate the factional troubles which have been raging there for months, as the leaders of both factions were dead. He predicted that Herrin would be hereafter quiet and peaceful. COOLIBGE GROWING MORE HEALTHY IN OFFICE WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 26.— His eighteen months in office has convinced Secretary Slemp that the President is growing more healthy on his man killing job, despite the diffi ► culties through which he has gone. “President Coolidge today weighs eight pounds more than he did when he entered the office,” stated Slemp, “and his physical condition is really better, being largely due to the presi dent a disposition to use the resources ■offered him through his assignments and various cabinet problems.” “President Coolidge breakfasts at eight, eats his luncheon at one, and has dinner at seven. He also takes regular walks before breakfast and dinner.” Coolidge Urges Give Cuba Isle of Pines WASHINGTON, Jan. 24—President Coolidge called several Senators to the whitehouse today and urged ratifi cation of the long-delayed treaty to give Cuba sovereignty over the Isle of Pines, a small island 35 miles due south of Cuba. He believes this would promote friendship with the Latin nation. Miss Peggy Enrich, formerly wait ress in the Frisco Cafe at Anchorage, was an outgoing passenger for Seat tle on the Alaska. Amateur Weather Phophet Dies At Age of Eighty HACKENSACK, N. J., Jan. 26.— Andrew Jackson Devio, nationally known as an amateur weather prophet died at his home here today of heart disease, at the age of 80 years. NOMINATION STONE HELD UP BY SENATE (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 26.— The Senate today returned the nomi nation of Harlan F. Stone to the Ju diciary committee, which received the nomination of Warren from the sub committee and deferred it until the appointment of Stone is settled. The Department of Justice announc ed that the trial of Senator Wheeler would be h61d in Butte, about March 15. Senator Watson talked to the offi cial in the Department of Justice and reported fully to Coolidge on the Stone tangle, speaking for the Sen ate leaders. CHAMBER LUNCH TOMORROW The Seward Chamber of Commerce will hold another of its popular mid day luncheons at the Grill tomorrow. President Hinde asks all members to turn out and help make the affair the usual success. Max Peyser and family left on this morning’s train for Anchorage. They arrived from Seldovia on one of the last boats. Pioneer of Washington Dead at Mount Vernon (By Associated Press) MT. VERNON, Wn., Jan. 26.—'Thos. P. Hastie, 90, a pioneer of Washing ton, prominent as a farmer of this section, died here today. He came to the United States in 1850, and came west in a covered wagon to Oregon. For a time he lived near Seattle on Whidby island, moving there in 1853. FIRE DESTROYS B.C. RUM RUNNER, CREW ESCAPE IN BOATS BOUND FOR ‘FRISCO FIFTY THOUSAND CASES OF LI QUOR ABOARD—VESSEL CAR - RIES CREW OF SEVENTEEN RUM VESSELS ARE ACTIVE (By Associated Press) PORTLAND, Jan. 26.—The schoon er Speedaway, liquor laden, bound from Victoria for Central America, caught fire Saturday afternoon, ex ploded and sank off Tatoosh Island. Her crew of 17 abandoned the ship in two lifeboats, one of which carrying the captain and six members of the crew, was pick ay the steam ship Manulans at noon today. Coast guard vessels are searching tonight for the other lifeboat carrying 10 of the vessel’s crew. Crew Safe Ashore VICTORIA, Jan. 26.—The crew of 17 which took to their lifeboats when the rum axiliary gasoline schooner Speedaway, sank after an explosion yesterday, is safe ashore and are ex pected to reach Esquimault tonight. The Speedaway left here carrying 50,000 cases of liquor Saturday. Her papers showed here destination was Carinto, Mexico, but it was under stood here she was bound for rum row, off San Francisco. SMALL ISLAND IN SOUTHERN SEAS IS SUBMERGED (By Associated Press) LONDON, Jan. 26.—Port Alexander a small island with a Portuguese col nly living on it near Angolia, West Af rica, suddenly submerged in the sea and completely disappeared, accord ing to a Lisbon dispatch. The Island was about 4,000 square rods in area and was thickly settled. For the past two weeks earthquake shocks have been felt in this vicinity, and Saturday’s submergence followed a particularly violent upheaval. SOUTAR WINS CHAMPIONSHIP PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 26.—Jock Scoutar won the national professional court tennis championship, defeating Walter Kinsella 6-4, 6-4. GIBBONS ANXIOUS MEET DEMPSEY ST. PAUL, Jan. 26.—Tommy Gib bons said today he was anxious to meet Jack Dempsey in a title bout some time in May. He declared he would claim the heavyweight cham pionship if Dempsey carries out his announced intention of retiring from the ring in June when he marries Es telle Taylor, movie actress. TEXAS REJECTS CHILD LABOR BILL (By Associated Press) AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 26.—The Sen ate today rejected the child labor amendment by a vote of 20 to 2. Iowa Republicans Repudiate Brookhart (By Associated Press) DES MOINES, la., Jan. 26—The State Republican Central Committee | has repudiated Senator Brookhart, | and moved to have the seat to which he was elected as a republican, in i November declared vacant, on the [ground that it was obtained through fraud and deceit. The resolution de clares that while Brookhart ran as a republican be worked openly against the republican party to secure the election of La Follette. Steamship Alaska Has Small Outbound List The steamship Alaska sailed south bound Saturday night with one of the ,smallest passenger lists of the new jyear, indicating that travel southward has practically ceased and that from now on Alaskans will be on their way north. Those leaving for southern ports were: For Latouche—W. Donaldson, Leon Kellum arid two steerage. For Cordova—Fred Anderson. | Juneau—Walter W. Lukins, Thomas ! Scott, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Bazenson. i For Seattle—Mrs. O. W. Gray, Mr. i and Mrs. Harold E. McCutcheon, An nabel Comstock, Harold Horgard, E. ; Sivertsen, Nels Tolkertad, A. R. Zol | ky, J. Cunneon, Eva Hollenback, Miss Peggy Enrick, Miss Marie Hartley, and Gerald Patty. Five steerage. NURMI ADDS TWO MORE RECORDS TO HIS LIST | BROOKLYN, N. Y., Jan. 26. (AP) — Paavo Nurmi, the Finnish wonder, and holder of ten world records, made in 13 days on American soil, added two more to his list Saturday, in the mile land one-eighth and the two thousand yard run. He lost the latter half by a fifth of a second when Gunnar Nillson, a fellow countryman, crossed the tape. Nelson and three others were given 100 yards handicap. Ritola broke three world’s records, in the 5000 meter race, beating the mark set by Nurmi by 5 and 1-5 sec onds. Time 14:39 1-5 seconds. He broke his own three mile world mark and the two and three-fourths mile record set by Nurmi Wednesday. King George Confers A Title On AsquitL (By Associated Press) LONDON, Jan. 26.—Herbert H. As quith has accepted to offer of King George to the title of Earl of Oxford, after spurning past decorations, upon advice by Minister Baldwin. Eskimo Girls Are Now Bobbing Their Tresses SEATTLE, Jan. 26—Jonathan Wag ner, chief of the Alaska Division of the Bureau of Education said that the Eskimo girls of St. Lawrence Island, are cutting off their pigtails, news heard over the powerful radio receiv ing station installed recently by the Bureau, having informed them con cerning the latest styles. Cochrane In Command | of Rum Chasing Fleet (By Associated Press) SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 26.—Com mander Cochrane, veteran commander of the cutter Bear, has been placed in command of the fleet of swift rum runners which will operate out of San Francisco as an independent unit for sudden dashes on report of activi ties of rum runners. It is announced that headquarters of the unit will be on Goat Island. Four of the flotilla are afloat and the fifth will be launch ed today. Four more are being built. MAYOR BROWN IS ANXIOUS DEVOTE TIME TO HELPING DEVELOP ALASKA WILL RUN AGAINST WES JONES AS CANDIDATE FOR SENATE TERRITORY SHOULD SUPPORT THIRTY MILLION POPULATION SEATTLE, Jan. 26—In his stale ment announcing that he is seriously considering running for the Senate against Wesley L. Jones, Mayor Ed Brown today declared one of his chief purposes in such a course was to help Alaska, which he said should have statehood at once. During the last quarter of a cen tury the Senate, he said, had said nor done nothing for Alaska, which is suffering from an overdose of Pin* chotism. It resources must be opened for development and people induced to settle there by grants of land. Tke territory should support thirty million people, Mayor Brown said, while to day it has only five millions. Seattle, he said, would gain one million popu lation, if Alaskan resources were al lowed to be developed. Pomp and Extravagance Mark Chicago Marriage (By Associated Press) CHICAGO, Jan. 26—A ceremony, unique in America for its ecclesiasti cal and social pomp, and costing ap proximately §100,000, took place here yesterday, when Miss Loretta Hines, daughter of a local millionaire, was united in marriage to Howell Howard, of Dayton, Ohio, Veteran Editor of Chicago Paper, Dead (By Associated Press) CHICAGO, Jan. 26— John C. East man, owner, editor and publisher of the Chicago Daily Journal, died at his home here today. Ten Policemen Required To Carry 500-lb Woman (By Associated Press) NEW YORK, Jan. 26—Ten police men spent one hour today in carrying Mrs. Hilda Jacobson, weighing 500 pounds down one flight of stairs on the way to a hospital, but despite all efforts to save her she died of heart disease on the second floor landing of her home. A special coffin will have to be con structed to hold the remains. 20INCHSNOWFALL IN KETCHIKAN (By Associated Press) KETCHIKAN, Jan. 26.—Twenty inches of snow covered the city with a deep blanket Saturday night, the heaviest snowfall experienced here since 1910. Boxing Board to Select Successor to Leonard (By Associated Press) NEW YORK, Jan. 26.—The British Boxing Board on the control of ath letics, and the International Boxing Union of France has notified the State commission that they will each name a boxer to enter into the commission’s tournament to select a successor to Benny Leonard, who has retired from the right. Coolidge Will Visit New England States (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Jan. 26.—President Coolidge plans to visit the New Eng land states in April or June.