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THE DALLY ALASKA CITIZEN
\ o|,i ME i\. FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, FRIDAY MORN 1 N<i, Jan. 20. 1920. WHOLE NUMBER 2247 THREE JURIES ARE TO RENDER VERDICTS IN M0NTESAN9 TRIAL TWO UNOFFICIAL; FLU APPEARS MONTKSAXO. .Jan. 2 H. (/P) (Delayed That there w ill he three juries to hear the evidence to he otter ed in thi‘ Centralia wobbly cases was indicated today when it became known that 12 members of the Ameri can Legion have been instructed to give careful attention to the proceedings and report their findings and opinion fullv to the various posts of the soldiers' organization thruout the entire country. It i< understood that Seal tie labor organizations are to send a similar jury. The court has signified his permission for these juries both ot which, however, will have no official recognition. Five men and one woman, Mrs. Kmily Patterson, ot Aberdeen, have been accepted as temporary jurors all ot them being subject, however, to a pre emptory challenge. I'hc defense challenged for cause, Mrs. Patterson, who said she had an unalterable prejudice against tin- 1. \\ . \V. hut that she could give a fair trial. She said 1 hat she had a nopinion that the radical organization preach vio lence. She had a son in the militate service during the war. FLU HITS TOWN MONTHSANO. Wash.. Jan. 2!). (/P) Flint il may he necessary to call a halt in further proceedings in the (’entralia outrage hearings is not believed to he improb able as a result of the appearance of Spanish influenza in this town. Ten members of the American Legion are down with the disease and have been isolated in barracks here. Jeff Kartell, sheriff of Grays Harbor county, is also a flu sufferer. GETS HIS GUN Attorney Vandeveer, chief counsel for the accused men, was given a sharp reprimand by Judge Wilson this morning when it was learned that he was carrying a re volver. The court ordered him to leave it with the clerk of court. All talesmen, attorneys, witnesses and spec tators were ordered under the penalty of punishment not to bring any firearms into the courtroom. RAID IN FRISCO SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 28. (/P) (Delayed) The meeting places of five branches of the communist-labor party and homes of the six secretaries were raided here tonight by agents of the department of justice. A large quantity of literature was seized which will be used by the department in its proceedings against officials and radical members of the party. ATTORNEYS FOR SOCIALISTS SAY CHARGE FALSE DENY THAT SOCIALISTS PLEDG ED SUPPORT TO MARTENS; DID NOT AGREE TO PLANS FOR ESTABLISHING SOVIET IN THE UNITED STATES. ALBANY, N. Y., Jan. 28. (yP; A general denial of all the charge! made against the five socialist mem-1 bers of the New \Tork state assem bly who were recently suspended from membership on account of al- ! leged activities, was entered today before the legislative investigating committee by attorneys representing the socialists. The denial specific ally states as untrue the charge that the socialist representatives had promised Ludwig K. Martens, self styled ambassador, that they would support him. It is also emphatically denied that any of the members had agreed to plans for the establish ment of a soviet form of government in the United States. Mayor George Lunn, of Schnectady, N. Y., himself a socialist, appeared on behalf of the suspended members. He said that the socialist party re quired all of its candidates for public office to sign a blank resignation be fore election and that the party was thus in position to force the resigna tion of any member holding office whenever it was considered neces sary to do so. MURDER MANIAC GOES TO CHAIR OSSINING NEW YORK, N. Y„ Jan. 29.-—(^P)—Gordon Hamby, a 26-year old murderer and bankrobber, was electrocuted here tonight without the benefit of the clergy. When asked if he wished to see a member of the clergy he answered that he did not consider it necessary. Hamby was arrested several months ago at Ta coma. He was brot back to this state for trial and confessed to several mur ders and bank robberies. POWHATTAN TOWED INTO PORT SAFELY HALIFAX, Jan. 28 .—(&•)—(De layed)—The United States trans port Powhattan was brot into this port today by two American tugs. The ship is not seriously injured and can easily be put back into service. The U. S. shipping board has appointed a committee to in vestigate the cause of the break down. Except for the sickness of two members, the crew of the transport stood its rough voyage and confinement on the vessel without noticeable effect. COUNTERFIETERS EFFECT ESCAPE JOE HYLEY AND W IE TREE SUC CESSFULLY ESCAPE FROM M’NEIL'S ISLAND. TACOMA, Wash.. Jan. 28. (yp)~ (Delayed)- Joe Ryley and W. H True, two ol' the most famous makers of counterfeit money in the west, last night escaped from McNeil's is land penitentiary and reaching the mainland escaped in a heavy fog. The alarm has been spread thruout the state and it is believed that both men will be captured in a few day*. Ryley was convicted at Portland last year and sentenced to a penitentiary term of five years, SHIP’S CAPTAIN CHARGED WITH WITHHOLDING FOOD ALLOWED TO MAKE TRIP TO ORIENT. SEATTLE, Wash., Jan 28. (#>> | (Delayed) Captain Alwen. master of (he American steamer Endicott, was arrested here today on the chargee of withholding food from sailors on the last trip of the vessel. He was re leased on a cash bond of $1 000. After a hearing before Commissioner of Port McClellan, he was permitted to take his ship to the Orient and re turn before answering the indictment A BUSY BOOTBLACK NEW YORK, Jan, 29,—(>P)—In filmy a petition for a divorce in a local court today, the wife of Pet er Stefano, a Brooklyn bootblack, alleges that he averages earning $225 weekly shining shoes. She asks that she be granted an allow ance commensurate with her hus bands weekly income. REJECTED RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 28.—vP)— (Delayed)—The state elections committee today rejected the na tional woman’s suffrage amend ment. Virginia is the second state to take such action Mississippi Deing the first, its legislature, meeting in special session shortly after the first of this year, having turned it down. SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 29.—(/P) According to an official announcement issued here today by the officers of the Aero Club of the Northwest, the proposed aerial derby between Seattle and Southeastern Alaskan cities will be held between May 15 and dune I, next. Retailed plans for the event together with the prizes to be offered were given out today. A total of 20 planes will make the start, leaving lliis city between May 15 and dune 1. The first leg of the flight will be direct to the territorial capital at Juneau. Stops will be made at Skagwav, Sitka. Petersburg, Ketchikan, Ryder, and Wrangell. Iii order to give every possible facility for the fly ci's entering the race, government vessels assigned from the Pacific fleet will patrol the entire course. 'The en trants will use only seaplanes by which landings may be effected on water. .\ number of the most famous aviators in the coun try have already made application to enter the contest. Among them are Arthur Whitten Brown, who was navi gator on the first plane making a non-stop flight across the Atlantic ocean; Cliff Burant, famous as a driver of racing automobiles, and ffm, Boeing. Substantial prizes are hung it]), ranging front $25,000, the capital prize for the winner, down to $2,500. DEMPSEY’S WAR RECORD IS NOW UP FOR PROBE MRS ANNETTE ADAMS, l'. S. AT- j TORNEY. IS INVESTIGATING CHARGES ABOUT IRREGULAR- | I TV OF EXEMPTION OF DEMP SEY FROM SERVICE. SAN FRANCISCO. Calif.. Jan. 28. (^P> -(Delayed) Mrs. Annette Adams. D. S. attorney's assistant, today an- ! nounced that she is engaged in an investigation of the charges regarding i the irregularity of the proceedings in connection with the exemption of Jack Dempsey, heavyweight champion of the world, from military service ; during the world war. All the Jack i Dempsey data in the files of the regis t ration offices have been turned over to her and the department of justice has orderd her to make a thoro probe. Charges that Dempsey is a slacker | were made before his fight with Jess j Willard on July 4, 1919. Both Demp- j sey and his manager have repeatedly | denied the charges. Various posts of | the American Legion have condemn- j j ed the champion as a slacker and j 1 one post, the El Paso, Texas organi- [ j ration has announced its intention to j support Carpentler in the proposed | I bout between the Frenchman and the ! American. I --- . i BRYAN DOESN'T WANT BOOZE TO BE BROUGHT UP __ _ SAYS DOES NOT WANT LIQUOR j QUESTION TO ENTER INTO f PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN- BE LIEVES THAT PEOPLE SHOULD ASK G. O. P. POSITION. BRISTOL, Pa., Jan. 28.—(^—(De layed)-- In an address delivered be fore a large crowd here tonight Win. Jennings Bryan declared that he per sonally was not anxious to have the j prohibition question enter into the coming presidential campaign. He | said that it had been settled by the ! people and there is no longer any necessity for it being made a para mount issu'c Mr. Bryan, however, declared that the people of the United States should demand that the republican party I leaders should announce the standing j of the party In the matter so as to place them on record. Mr. Bryan Is now making a tour of the eastern state•!. lie expects to be on the road for several weeks and will make a number o! addresses in the western | states before he returns to his home. YANKEE FLYERS ARE FORCED TO ARMY LIEl'TEN \NT-- cnirFli I (> DESCEND ON MEXICAN SOIL HELD BY MEXICANS WIU, Iflv Sl’ME JOURNEY WITHOFT MOLESTATION M'ALLEN. Texas Jan. 28. (fi>) (Delayed) Two American army ;t\' ators, Lieut. E. K. Brown and Lieut. O. E. Grimes, who were forced to land in Mexico today arc being held by Mexicans according to a message from them. They said that they ex pected to be released tomorrow. The flyers were enroute from For! Brown. Texas 10 Nogales. Something went wrong wilh the airplane and they effected a safe landing on Mexi can soil. No efforts were made to harm them and no fears are enter tained for their safety. BROWNSVILLE. Texas. a.In. 28. (/P)—Colonel Browne, commanding officer at Fort Brown, announced to day that the Mexicans did not cap ture tht* two army lieutenant aviators who made a forced landing yesterday in Mexico. Reports to the effect that they were being held by the Mexicans are said to be unfounded, it is ex pected that they will fly back to American soil today. WOOD TAKES UP CHALLENGE FOR PUBLIC DEBATE BIG GUNS OF REPUBLICAN PARTY AFTER PRESIDENTIAL NOMINA TION WILL LOCK HORNS IN PUBLIC DEBATE IN PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA. CHICAGO, I]].. .Tan. 28. (yP> (De layed)—In a letter addressed to Sen ator Poindexter, of Washington. Major General Leonard Wood publicly ac cepts the challenge recently issued by the Washington senator for a pub lic debate on questions of the hour to be held at Pierre, South Dakota The date for the meeting has been fixed on March 20. Following the defeat of Senator Poindexter for the republican en dorsement for presidential noininatio at the hands of the South Dakota r< publicans, he challenged General Wood as a result of the Pierre meet ing. He—I feel like thirty cents. She—How things have gone up since the war. GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHES THREE SMALL MILITARY RESERVATIONS TAKES OVER WIRELESS STATIONS SKATTI.K, Wash., Jan. 2!>—(/P)—A special despatch received tod a) by the Seattle Times from its Washington correspondent says that three new small military reser vations in Alaska have been created by presidential proclamation. These are at M'Grath, Idtarood and Brooks. They cover only tin* ground on which stands the privately owned wireless stations which were recently turned over to the government. This is the first information received in town, as far a- is known, that the Alaska Wireless Co.’s stations at the three above mentioned towns have been acquired by tin government. Il was known that Mr. Joslin, presi dent of the Alaska Wireless, had made a proposition to the signal corps for a transfer of the station and that acceptance of il had been recommended by the chief sig nal officer. In fact, a letter recently received by the lo cal commercial club from Mr. Joslin, stated that it would be but a short time until the deal would be closed. Both the Iditarod and McGrath stations are run ning. The Brooks station was shut down at the close of navigation last fall, .lust when it will be re-opened is uncertain, but it is understood that an operator is now at Fort Gibbon in readiness to take charge of the Brooks plant when il can be done. It is believed that there are sufficient necessary supplies there, or could be procured from the local government wireless to enable the plant to be put into commission at almost any time. GOTHAM POLICE TO HAVE MACHINEGUNS NEW YORK, Jan. 28—(/P)—(De layed)—As a precaution against any rioting in this city, the metro politan police force will soon re ceive substantial additions to it composed of detachments espe cially equipped for qutlling violent disturbances. One thousand sharpshooters will be added to the force. Four machine gun squads will also be organized by the de partment. Steel helmets will be provided for men ordered out on riot duty. m;uc FFNKRADS ARE FORBID DEN IN FRISCO NINETY NEW CASES IN SPOKANE OTTAWA PHYSICIAN SAYS IT IS NOTH IN!; HI T GRIPPE. SAN FRANCISCO. Calif., Jan. 28. (/P) (Delayed) The flu in this city is gradually spreading to all parts of town. In an effort to curb the disease. Hit municipal health authori ties have issued regulations forbid ding public funerals for flu victims. ESTABLISH HOSPITAL. SPOKAN. Wash.. Jan. 28. (/Pi (Delayed) Ninety new cases of in fluenza were reported to the health authorities in this city yesterday. OUT rials are converting an old ice rink into a hospital for the accommodation of flu patients. It will lake care of hundreds of cases at a time and will relieve congestion in other hospitals. SAYS IT IS GRIPPE. OTTAWA, Jan. 29.- (/P) Dr. W. H. Church, a local physician ol national prominence, said today that the cases oi alii ged Spanish influenza in New Yoik and Chicago arc in fact nothing but la grippe. He said that the symp toms are the same, and the death rate no higher. He predicted that there will no recurrence of the flu epidemic, saying that those who have already had the disease are tin muneized and others are not sub ject to it. having escaped il during i lie last epidemic. JOHNSON IS TO RETURN TO U. S. FORMER CHAMPION BOXER WILL RETURN TO FACE CHAROE OF WHITE SLAVERY. MEXICO CITY, Jan. 28. (JP) -(De layed)- .Tuck Johnson, former heavy weight champion of the world, in a newspaper statement made here to day says that he is planning to return to the United States shortly to face charges of white slavery. He says j that when these have been disposed i-of he will fight Jack Dempsey before j tin latter meets Carpentler. COMMITTEE FOR PLATFORM WORK NAMED BY HAYS REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CHAIR MAN ANNOUNCES NAME FOR COMMITTEE ON PLATFORM PRINCIPLES; TAFT, HUGHES, ROOT AND OTHERS ON IT SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 2S.--IJP)— (Delayed) Chairman Will Hays, of the republican national committee, today announced the names of the men who will act on the committee for platform principles to report to the republican national convention in Chicago next June. The Alaska mem ber is Geo. C. Hazelett, of Cordova. Others named are Dr. Suzzalo, of the University of Washington; W. H. Cowles, of Spokane; Daniel C. Jack ling, of San Francisco; W. H. Taft, Elihu Root, Chas. Evans Hughes, Theodore Roosevelt, Gifford Pinchot, Frank A. Vanderllp, Senator H. C. Lodge, and Speaker Gillette, of the national house of representatives. in a statement issued by Mr. Hays, it is stated that there rests on the republican party the tremenduous re sponsibility for ascertaining the needs of the nation, for frankly and hon estly and definitely stating the par ties' plans for the solution of the problems of the country in a compre hensive program of progressive meas ures. He says it should be the su preme duty of the party, if it is en trusted with this duty, to square with performance all its promises. BRITISH FREE SHIP’S CAPTAIN CAPTAN VON REUTER, WHO OR DERED SCAPA FLOW SINK ING IS LIBERATED. LONDON, Jan. 28. (/?>-( Delayed) British authorities today set at lib erty Captain von Reuter, a German naval officer after holding him for several months as a result of the sinking of the German vessels at Scapa B’low. Von Reuter is said to be the officer who issued the order to scuttle the German war vessels. He has been ordered to return to Ger many and will leave this country at once. ASST. MANAGER FOR NORTHWEST ST. PAUL, SlinnTTan. 28.—(/p>— (Delayed)—According to an an nouncement Issued from the regional offices of the national railroad ad ministration today, Charles O. Jenks, of Seattle, has been appointed as as sistant federal manager of the Great Northern railway. Mr. Jenks, who will be stationed in Seattle, will be In complete control of the operation of the road.