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H . »H »;, J,. ..".z«.,.» .,..«« »H »««- txt . F .. volume 20. number 25_seward, Alaska, Thursday, January 29, 1925 PRICE TEN CENTS 58-BELOW WEATHER SLOWS UP DOGS DESPERATE RUM RUNNERS IN’FRISCO ESCAPE FROM J AIL BY USE AMMONIA MARSHAL BLINDED BY LIQUID KILLS ONE AND THREE ESCAPE IN AUTOMOBILE— HELD FOR PIRACY IN RUM-RUNNING CASE SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 29—Dash ing ammonia in the eyes of Deputy Marshal John Donnelly, while at the same moment an accomplice opened fire on the officer with a pistol Ariel and Milo Eggers and two confederates attempted to escape today while being taken along the corridors of the Fed eral building. Although blinded by the burning liquid the officer shot and killed Ariel Eggers, while Milo and his two confederates escaped from the building and sped away in an auTo mobile. The wife of Milo Eggers and Mrs. Erna Brown, a sister of the two prisoners, became hysterical at the sound of the shots, adding to the gen eral confusion. The men were arrested November 25 charged with piracy and hijacking of the liquor launch, Lillum and the gas boat Hadsell. In the last rob bery, Einar Larum, a member of the creAv of the Hadsell was shot and killed, supposedly by one of the Eg gers brothers. NEW MAP MADE OF AREA TRIBUTARY TO RAILROAD WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 29.— The Department of the Interior an nounced the completion today of the last two sheets of a three-sheet map of the area tributary to the Alaska railroad, on a scale of four miles to the inch. The may may be mounted as a single map nine feet long and three feet wide, covering 60.000 square miles. PORTABLE HOUSE FOR WELL KNOWN SELDOVIA MERCHANT SELDOVIA, Jan. 27.—Anton Johan son, former merchant and cannery man, who recently sold out and enter ed the herring business, has a new five-room portable house received on the Admiral Watson. The building is of the latest type and can be erected within a few hours. Two men were arrested in New Orleans with liquor which they were trying to smuggle to Denver in the panels of sleeping cars. SHANNON REACHES TOLOVANA IN 12 HOURS HOUSE APPROVES APPROPRIATION OF 250 THOUSAND FOR ROADS NEAR NOME — EXTENSION OF TRAMWAY FROM | SHELTON TO DAHL; WINTER! TRAILS BE WIDENED, MANY; OTHER IMPROVEMENTS MADE; SEATTLE. Jan. 29.—A Washington dispatch to the Times said the House j yesterday approved the $750,000 road i project in the Seward peninsula by passing the Sutherland resolution au thorizing the construction under the Territorial Road Commission, accord ing to plans made by Army engi neers. The program calls for the extension of the Nome-Shelton tramway to Dahl.! at an estimated cost of $150,000; im-! provement of the winter trail to a | summer trail of standard width, from ; Dahl to Inmachuck, $195,000; the con struction of a tramway from Inma i chuck to Candle Creek, $405,000. Ter ritorial funds must contribute one fifth of the cost of the initial Federal; appropriation of $250,000. CAMPAIGN STARTED ON SILVER FOX FRAUDS NEW YORK, Jan. 29.—A campaign : has been launched against “silver! fox frauds,” according to L. E. Hoi- j land, president of the Associated Ad vertising Clubs of the world. It will j be handled by the National Vigilance j Committee of the association. “Most of the frauds revolve around the supposition that silver fox pelts are extremely valuable,” Holland said. “As a matter of fact, the bureau of statistics of the Dominion of Canada reports that the average price of these pelts has declined from $245 in 1919-20 to $112.80 in 1922. “The method of operation of a number of these companies involves not the sale of stock, but the sale of animals for breeding purposes. They are sold on a cooperative basis where by the purchaser of a pair of foxes is guaranteed a 100 per cent increase in their number. “The operator of the farm retains the remainder of the progeny. “These, in turn, are resold to other investors. It is a sort of endless chain proposition, in which the op erator has little to lose and the pur chaser bears the risk.” Ten students of the University of Mississippi were dismissed for hazing freshmen by closely cutting their hair. HUNDREDS OF DEER STARVING ON ISLANDS OF SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA JUNEAU, Alaska, Jan. 29.—Hundreds of deer are starving to death on Baranoff, Admiralty and other islands of southeastern Alaska, according to crews of gas boats arriving here. The men say they counted two hundred carcasses between Point Hugh and Point Arden. The deer have gone to the beaches and are eating kelp to keep from starving. Game Warden Goddard of Sitka, has asked the government for authority to employ men to cut hemlock and other bursh so deer can browse. Volunteers are said to be cutting brush on Baranoff island, where the snow is said to be the deepest in thirty years. The loss of life among the deer is reported to be the greatest since the winter of 1917 1918, when thousands perished. ROOF CAVES IN; 8 MEET DEATH (By Associated Press) SANTIAGO, Chili. Jan 29.—Eigh- i teen were killed here during the col lapse of the roof of the Popular Cred it Bank. The crash buried several c~»T>loyes and also clients t the l nt windows. SMASHED ALCOHOL CANS TRACED IN WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 29 — A pile of smashed alcohol cans found in the backyard of the K street home of a Washington bootlegger led to the disclosure of the alleged diver sion of 431,374 gallons of alcohol for industrial purposes through agents of the Fleischman Yeast company. This was disclosed by officials tes tifying before the senate committee investigating the prohibiiton enforce ment unit. EDWARD F. MEDLEY OF CORDOVA IS NEW REGENT JUNEAU, Alaska, Jan. 29.—Gov ernor Rone today named Edward F. Medley, attorney at law and United States Commissioner at Cordova dur ing the Wilson administration, to be regent of the Alaska Agricultural Col lege and School of Mines at Fair banks. Mr. Medley succeeds the late Judge Leopold David. * SUN IS ALIVE (By Associated Press) PEKING, China, Jan. 29.—Sun Yat Sen, who was falsely reported as having died the other day is still alive. He spent a comfortable night. He is not in pain today. i _ Postal Bill Remains Same; Would Set Sum Limit Cong. Expenses (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 29.— The Senate today also defeated the proposal to apply rates of five years ago to newspaper. Only two decis ions paved the way for considerations of the increases proposed in the Bill. The Senate adopted as a rider the proposal to limit expenditures con gressional candidates. WASHINGTON, D. C„ Jan. 29.— The Senate today refused to reduce the second class postal rates to the same level as that of five years ago. COOLIDGE MESSAGE BRIEF WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 29.— A message was received today from President Coolidge which was the soul of brevity. It contained four sen tences asking congress to enact his suggestions as to an agricultural com mission at the earliest possible date. FRANCE WANTS REDUCTION PARIS, Jan. 29.—President Herriott in an address to his deputies declar ed: “The first thing I must say is that France does not intend to deny her debts.” He added that the United States should reduce the total of its claims against the nation. n MISS DOUELLA DYER TO BE NAMED FULL TIME WORKER FOR ENDEAVOR SPOKANE, Wn„ Jan. 28.—Miss Louella Dyer of Seattle, Wn., former state president of the Christian En deavor Society of Washington State, was named field secretary under a full-time salary arrangement at a meeting of the state executive com mittee here the other day. A sur vey of each of the fourteen districts into which the state is divided was authorized to deterine where she will begin her duties. DEATH RIDES WITH DOG MUSHERS IN SWIFT FLIGHT THROUGH ICY BLASTS TO SAVE RESIDENTS STRICKEN CAMP NENANA, Jan. 29.—Bill Shannon, champion dog musher of Interior Alaska, traveling in a temperature averaging 58 degrees below zero, reach ed Tolovana at 11 o’clock this morning, covering the first sixty miles of his perilous trip in twelve hours. He was forced to slacken speed for fear of scorching his dogs’ lungs. At Tolovana Jim Kalland was harnessed up and ready to go the moment the package was handed to him. Kalland expects ot reach Hot Springs, 65 miles, at 8:00 o’clock tonight. Arrangements are be ing made ahead calling on all dog mushers and teams along the Yukon to help the teams along. Situation Remains Unchanged FAIRBANKS, Jan. 29.—Wireless messages from Nome today state that the diphtheria epidemic situation re mains about the same. The actual number of dead is not given. One dispatch received here read: “Several white people, grown-ups and children are included in the dead.” Three hundred thousand units of anti-toxin left Nenana by dog team relay. Leonard Suppela, the noted Northern musher, is on his way from Nome with his team of Siberian wolf hounds to meet the relays from Ne nana. It is estimated the trip will re quire 15 days from Nenana, in case the temperature does not moderate. In reply to a message received from Delegate Sutherland, asking whether airplanes could be used, it was de clared that with 72-hours preparation antitoxin could be delivered in Nome within four hours from the time of leaving Fairbanks. Two outside fly ers are available. James O’Brien, cameraman, 75 miles below here on his way to Siberia to take movies, telegraphed that he would return and fly to Nome. Roy S. Darling, special investigator of the Department of Jus tice, and former Navy airman, is also ready to go at a moment’s notice. If the million units shipped from Seattle Saturday reaches Fairbanks within two weeks, the airplane would still beat the dogteams from Nenana. Sutherland Favors Dogteams WASHINGTON, Jan. 29— Plans to ship diphtheria antitoxin to Nome by airplane have been definitely abandon ed as dogteams can be relied upon to carry the relief supplies. Sutherland announced that dog teams would leave Dunbar for Nome with medicines im mediately. He said the airplanes had been abondoned because the machines had been stored for the winter at Fair banks and it would take some time to assemble them and make them ready for flight. Permission to Use Planes WASHINGTON, Jan. 29—Delegate Sutherland obtained permission from the Department of-Justice for Roy E. Darling, special investigator for the department of justice and a former navy flyer nowr at Fairbanks, to take the plane stored there and carry one million units of antitoxin, which will leave Seattle Saturday from Fairbanks to Nome. He said the advice of the Navy department must be asked first. Sutherland said flying conditions would be favorable and a landing at Nome could be made on the ice. Epidemic Slightly Relaxed NOME, Jan. 29.—The Board of Health canvassing Nome last night, found the epidemic slightly relaxed, with no new cases reported. Some of the patients are improving through the use of antitoxin four or five years old. Antitoxin is usually good only for six months. The small amount here is being used sparingly. School Superintendent Rynning and Mrs. Wm. Cameron have diphtheria. They are reported improving. The Barnett family lost a young son and a young daughter now has the dis ease. She showed marked improve ment with the old antitoxin. Most of the deaths are among Es ■kimos. Many have their whole fami lies afflicted. Leonard Seppalla, who left Nome Tuesday to meet the relays coming from Nenana wRh antitoxin, has ar ! rived at Unalakleet, 207 miles south of | Nome. Kalland Leaves Tanana | Jim Kalland arrived at Tanana yes i terday and left with fresh dogs for down the river. He will go as far as Ruby before being relieved. FLAT LICENSE $8.00 PLACED ON AUTOS IN WASHINGTON BY NEW BILL PASSED OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 29.—An au tomobile code providing a flat license of $8.00 on each machine, and the re peal of the mill and a half highway levy, was introduced in the House to day. The Hartley budget bill, and three highway bills, appropriating $6,900,000 was introduced in the Sen ate. Some of the senators regard the Westfall bill as a means of settling the child labor question in this state, as it is pointed out that no time limit has been set for ratification of this amendment, and the question is eligi ble for consideration in every session of the legislature. GAVE CANDY TO DEAD; MOURNER IS FINED $35 BERLIN, Jan. 29.—For having at tempted to feed candy to his dead and buried wife, Otto Klemke, Ber lin artist, was fined $35 by an unsym pathetic Berlin court. Klemke dug a subterranean pass age to the grave through which he visited the body every night. In fine Oriental fashion he took along flow ers, perfume and other things she liked and laid them upon the coffin. Through holes he bored into the cof fin he pushed the candy. His defense was that he acted pure ly out of love for his wife, but the prosecutor contended he was driven by an unhealthy curiosity. While on trial for having liquor in his possession, another bottle of whiskey was found on Hillard Ro chelle of Trenton, Tenn., and a sec ond charge was filed.