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The Cordova Daily Times
VOL. 5, NO. 227_CORDOVA, ALASKA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 26, 1920 PRICE TEN CENTS EQUAL SUFFRAGE NOW NATIONAL LAW FOUR BOLSHEVIKI DIVISIONS ' DEFEATED BY THE POLES AND MANY PRISONERS ARE TAKEN - - WARSAW, Aug. 26 (by Associated Press).—The Polish minister ot war ^ declares four Bolsheviki armies have been completely defeated on the north ern Polish front. They consisted of 250.000 troops. It is estimated that 40.000 Bolsheviki were killed and ■50,000 captured. * Remnants of the Fourth Bol sheviki army succeeded in cutting their way through the Polish lines to the eastward after 10 hours of fighting, according to the official statement is sued here today. Soviet reserves are being brought to the southern front in great numbers, and reserves are also coming up some ■distance behind the northern front. Military authorities today expressed the belief that though crushed in the south, the Bolsheviki plan to renew the objective with Lemburg as the objective. General Haller announced there are indications of armies of Russian work-; ingmen. being grouped at all points! possible for use against the Poles. Munitions factories under German foremen are working night and day, many German experts being employed. AGREE TO ALLIES’ DEMANDS LONDON, Aug. 26 (by Associated Press).—The Soviet reply to the Brit ish note agrees to a withdrawal by Russia from Poland on condition that the Poles provide arms for the work men’s military in Poland. The Rus sian delegation claims this concession meets the demands of the British and Italian governments. REQUEST POLISH DECLARATION WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (by Asso ciated Press).—The state department has announced that Poland has been formally requested by the United States to issue a declaration of her intentions of abstaining from terri torial aggression against Russia. FORMER CABINET MEMBER DIES AT IOWA HOME -- TRAER, Iowa, Aug. 26 (by Associ ated Press)—James Wilson, former secretary of agriculture, died at his home here this morning at 11 o’clock. Janies Wilson was head of the de partment of agriculture for fifteen years, during which time he contribu ted largely to the phenomenal agricul tural development of the United States. His long service to the cabi net constituted a record. Albert Gal latin, once secretary of the treasury, had previous held the record with service of nearly thirteen years. Mr. Wilson’s service, however, was notable for the constructive work remarkably long time which ne held the portfolio, with complete accep tability under the presidents of di verse temperments; McKinley, Roose velt an Taft. Mr. Wilson was an Iowa farmer. Born August 16, 1835, he was the son of a Sctochman, who left Ayrshire, Scotland in 1852 to settle his family in the United States. Near the pres ent town of Traer, Iowa, the family founded the new home, and in that neighborhood the son James began farming on his own account as early as 1861, and at the same time began P*Jus political career with election to the Iowa state legislature. In 1872 he was sent to congress and served in all three terms. He was regent of the Iowa State University from 1870 to 1874, and for six years prior to becoming secretary of agriculture, he was director of the state experiment , station and professor of agriculture at the Iowa State college. His applica tion of science to agricultural practice brought him to such national promi nence that President McKinley made him secretary of agriculture March 4, 1897. W$ien Mr. Wilson took office the agriculture development of the coun try was already remarkable, but in the years during which he was at the helm of its interests so far as the fed eral government was concerned this development was increased far beyond the boundaries of natural promise mere land and work afforded. The incraesing helpfulness which the fed eral government exercised in this de velopment is indicated to some extent by the fact that when Mr. Wilson be came secretary there were 2,444 em ployes in the department, and that when he left it there were apjproxi mately 12,000. This increase, involv ing altogether larger and larger ap propriations, Mr. Wilson obtained on the merits of one achievement after another, until it became a universal belief among the farmers that the iepartment of agriculture was work ing with a single-minded purpose for their benefit. Secretary Wilson introduced into the United States a great number oi valuable crops which hitherto had been successful only in foreign coun tries. Among these was Durum wheat which came to yield nearly $50,000,000 a year to the farmers of the northwest. He thus extended the possibilities of wheat growing far beyond the former climatic limits. Under his administration the beet sugar industry was also fostered, a serum for hog-cholera was discovered, the whole country was aroused on the subject of tuberculosis in cattle, and the care and handling of milk was systematized and improved. Sample sections of good roads were built in almost every state, and communities were instructed how to build good roads with their local material. The forests were studied and remarkable advances made toward the conserva tion of them, and the re-planting of the deforested areas. In connection with the department’s active work, the official agricultural literature was developed to the end that department al bulletins became of great value among the farmers, presented as they were in simple language along practical lines. As an octogenarian, Mr. Wilson, was still erect and vigorous, a man six feet tall, all bone and muscle. In Iowa his old friends and associates knew him affectionately as “Tama Jim”. Of the Presbyterian faith, he was, as a boy, made familiar with the old metrical version of the Psalms from which he frequently quoted in a quaint way with remarkable effect. No formalities ever hedged about him; the plainest farmer who visit ed his office in Washington received the same grasp of the hand and courteous attention that was given to leaders in official life. THREE SHIPS TTJRNED OUT IN ONE DAY PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26 (by Asso ciated Press).—The Hog Island ship yard has created another American record, turning over in one day three completed ships aggregating 23,650 deadweight tons. PROHIBITION PARTY SAYS HARDING IS WET CHICAGO, Aug. 26 (by Associated Press).—The national headquarters of the Prohibition party today issued a statement attacking Senator Harding’s record on the wet and dry question. The statement says no record can be found of Harding having voted for drys, but that he voted with the wets on 30 occasions. EARLY BREAK IN COAL PRICE | IS PREDICTED WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (by Asso ciated Press).—Department of justice officials forecast a tumble in coal prices, coincident with the announce ment of renewed activities in the cam paign against coal profiteering. With production on the increase, they pre dict the coal market will follow sugar prices in an early break. -.- ! NEW ASSISTANT SECRETARY WAR IS APPOINTE I WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (by Asso ciated Press). — Gordon Woodbury, former member of New Hampshire legislature, was today appointed as sistant secretary of the navy to suc ceed Franklin Roosevelt. Woodbury has taken a prominent part in the political life of New Hamp shire for many years. His great uncle Levi Woodbury, was secretary of the navy during the Jackson administra tion. ALASKA SAILS THIS MORNING FOR CORDOV i SEATTLE, Aug. 26 (by Associated Press).—The steamer Alaska sailed for Alaska at 9 o’clock this morning with 99 passengers. Those for Cor dova are: John Canti and wife, Ruth Heron, Mrs. J. C. Downing, W. E. Downing, Mrs. M. G. Reifer, Louise L. Temple, Vera Eastman, D. Allen, wife and baby, Vera Haggland, Mrs. S. E. Hood, Edna Coulter, H. G. Sherwood and wife, A. J. Adams, M. Arnson, Mrs. Dr. L. Von Zech, G. Allen. P. 0. DEPARTMENT HAS NO AUTHORITY TO DENY 2ND CLASS PRIVILEGES WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (by Asso ciated Press).—The district of Colum bia supreme court today held that the postoffice department has not author ity to deny second class mail priv ileges to periodicals because of al leged past violations of the espionage act. The decision came up in the case of the Call, which was barred from the mails because of certain articles during the war. I IMPROVEMENT PLANNED FOR COLORADO BASIN DENVER, Aug. 26 (by Associated Press).—The systematic development by reclamation of 240,000 square miles of land in the Colorado river basin, and the construction of three mountain tunnels, were the main topics before tne meeting here of governors and other officials of seven southwestern states. __ OILERMAKERS OF VANCOUVER GO ON STRIKE — I VANCOUVER, Wash., Aug. 26 (by | Associated Press). — Two thousand! boilermakers at the Standifer ship-j building plant laid down their tools! yesterday as a protest against the em- j plovment of an alien Russian who re-j fused to take out citizenship papers. I Later the alien left and the men prom-: ised to return to work this morning, j ARMY PLANES START BACK FROM NOME I I < _ ! < NOME, Aug. 26 (by Associated Press).—Three of the army planes which made the flight from New York to Nome started on the return trip yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Captain Street was delayed by en- , gine trouble, but may go to Fairbanks this afternoon. The airmen expected to make a flight to Cape Prince of Wales and Siberia, but their plans were changed on receipt of a telegram from Wash ington disapproving of the project. THINKS MISKE IS BETTER MAN THAN WILLARD | BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Aug. 26 ; (by Associated Press).—Jack Derap- j sey, champion heavyweight boxer of j the world, admitted today that both [ he and his manager, Kearns, hold a serious respect for Billy Miske, who | will box Dempsey here on Labor day.; In anticipation of a hard contest, | Dempsey has settled down to vigorous ! training and is rapidly rounding into j good fighting condition. He says he' regards Miske as a better fighter than Willard. TWO BOUTS AT SEATTLE SEATTLE, Aug. 26 (by Asssociated Press). — Johnny McCarthy, welter-j weight, was given the decision over I Alex Trambitas of Portland in their bout here last night. Frankie Jones of San Francisco shaded Val Sontag of Seattle. ANOTHER HOME RUN SCORED BY BABE RUTH — NEW YORK, Aug. 26 (by Associated Press).—Babe Ruth today slugged out his forty-foufth home-run. PROCLAMATION PROMULGATING RATIFICATION OF SUFFRAGE FOR WOMEN SIGNED BY COLBY APPEAL TO PUBLIC AGAINST ANTI-JAP SENTIMENT ON COAST TOKIO, Aug. 26 (by Associated Press).—The Japanese Association on Foreign Policy has decided to appeal to the public on account of the anti Japanese situation on the Pacific coast of the United States. The association attacks the lukewarm attitude of the foreign office toward the California situation. WANTS AGREEMENT CANCELLED SAN JOSE, Cal., Aug. 26 (by Asso-1 ciated Press).—The American Legion of California today adopted resolutions; on the Japanese question favoring can cellation of the gentleman’s agreement ■ for the exclusion of picture brides and, rigorous exclusion of Japanese immi gration. mgroTaken from JAIL AND SHOT FOR ATTACKING WHITE GIRL GRAHAM, N. C., Aug. 26 (by Asso-| dated Press).—Accused of attempting nn attack on a four-year-old girl, John leffress, a negro, was shot to death by i mob last night which overpowered die sheriff and six deputies and took die prisoner from the jail. --- BOY MURDERER IS GRANTED REPRIEVE SACRAMENTO, Aug. 26 (by Asso ciated Press).—Governor Stephens to iay granted a reprieve until October 22 :or Roy Wolff, the 17-year-old boy sen tenced to be hanged September 17 for :he murder of Elmer Green at Bakers field. The governor’s action followed i deluge of letters and telegrams ask ing clemency for Wolff on account of fiis youth. Wolff formerly lived at Yakima, Wash. CONGRESSMEN GIVEN OVATION IN KOREA TOKIO, Aug. 26 (by Associated Press).—Advices from Seoul state that :he American congressmen were greeted with the waving of the Amer ican and old Korean flags. Troops and police stationed about the Ping Yang naval guns reported some action, but no violence. ADHERE TO ORIGINAL PROGRAM SEOUL, Aug. 26 (by Associated Press).—The American congressmen pn a tour of the far east have decided to adhere to their original program in Korea, notwithstanding reports of an alleged plot against them. They will rely on assurances given that the police will protect them. REMARKABLE RECORD CLAY PIGEON SHOOT CLEVELAND, Aug. 26 (by Associ ated Press). — Smashing 198 clay pigeons out of a possible 200, Mark Arie, veteran marksman of Cham paign, 111., won the American amateur championship at single targets, 18 yards rise, at the trapshooting tourna ment here yesterday. r WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (by Asso ciated Press).—Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby this morning signed the proclamation promulgating ratifi cation of the woman’s suffrage amend ment, immediately upon receipt of the letter from Governor Roberts formally announcing its adoption by the Ten nessee legislature. The announcement was a disap pointment to a group of suffrage work ers who hoped to witness the signature of the proclamation. Miss Alice Paul, chairman of the 0 National Women’s Party, issued a statement following Secretary Colby's action, saying she was confident the signature completes the struggle, but that the woman’ sparty will not relax viiglance until it is satisfied no fur ther atempts will be made to nullify the amendment. A big jollification meeting is planned for tonight. WANTS WHISTLES TO BLOW CHICAGO, Aug. 26 (bv Associated Pressjr^Carrie Chapman Catt today requested that every bell and whistle in the country be sounded at noon Sat urday in celebration of the ratification of suffrage for women. YAKIMA APPLE CROP WILL YIELD $50,000 YAKIMA, Wash., Aug. 26.—Yakima growers will ship about 45 carloads of summer apples of all varieties, and expect a return of about $50,000 for the crop. COLLAPSE OF MACSWEENEY IS! WED CORK, Aug. 26 (by Associated Press).—A message from Lord Mayor MacSweeney’s sister saying Mac Sweeney had collapsed, and his wife had been urgently summoned to Brix ton prison, London, where he is on a hunger strike, was read yesterday at a meeting of the Cork corporation. KING WILL TAKE UP CASE LONDON, Aug. 26 (by Associated Press).—King George replied to Red mon Howard, nephew of the late John Redmond, urging clemency for Irish hunger strikers, by saying the appeal would have his immediate and careful consideration. MACSWEENEY BRIGHTER TODAY LONDON, Aug. 26 (by Associated Press).—Despite two collapses, Lord Mayor MacSweeney of Cork was brighter today, but too weak to speak more than a few words. Thirteen policemen were injured during disturbances in the crowds out side of Brixton prison where Mac Sweeney is confined. MORE RIOTING IN BELFAST BELFAST, Aug. 26 (by Associated Press).—Rioting was resumed this morning, the military forces firing into a crowd, killing one man and danger ously wounding two girls. -a.'.