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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.

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