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VOL. 5. NO. 158_CORDOVA, ALASKA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1920. PRICE TEN CENTS
FAIRBANKS BONE-DRY FIRST TIME IN HISTORY — -— TREMENDOUS OIL PRODUCING POSSIBILITIES Granting of Permits for Oil Leases Means Tremendous Activity in Oil Fields of Alaska in Coming Year. SO SAYS DR. BROOKS . TO SEATTLE PAPER Doctor Goes to Washington to Report on Conditions in Territory. Declaring the belief that Alaska will become an oil producing district next spring and sounding a warning to the public against “wildcat” pro motion. Dr. Alfred H. Brooks, geolo gist in charge of the Alaska division of the United States geological sur vey, in an interview with the Post Intelligencer at Seattle, made the statement that lie is convinced the territory has tremendous oil-produc ing possibilities. After a short stop in Seattle, he left there for the na tional capital at Washington, to make his report on conditions in Alaska. Dr. Brooks' primary mission on the trip to the territory was to determine if Alaska copper ores could be con centrated or smelted in the territory, thus avoiding expense of shipment to Puget sound for treatment. The re-1 port, compiled with the aid of metal- j lurgists, will not be made public until given out at Washington. “Claims for oil are being filed on all over Alaska,” said Dr. Brooks, “but [ the actual development of the proper ties has been held it]) by the failure of permits to be issued. News that I * the government hjp actually granted the first permit since I left the ter- j ritory is very gratifying, it will mean | than in the spring there will he a tre- j mendous activity in the oil fields. “In looking at the oil situation in the territory it must, be remembered ■ that the oil excitement in Alaska first j started in 1900. .lust at the time work was being rushed on promising claims there. California oil sections j gained prominence and people put j their money into the fields that lay j closer to home and a market. Oil was not scarce in those days and Alaska was simply discarded by men who had the funds to drill. “Today the situation is different. The world is facing a shortage of fuel. This country has just, passed through an acute gasoline shortage. Men are willing to spend big sums to bring j in wells, something they would not do I 1900. I “People should he cautioned j against wildcatting in Alaska, and j there are some evidences of that al- j ready, but it is safe to say that seep- ! ages indicate that there are extensive j and valuable oil deposits only await-1 ing drilling rigs." OFFENSIVE LAUNCHED AGAINST B0LSHEVIK1 WARSAW, Oct. 12 (by Associated Press)—Ukrainian insurgents have occupied Kiev, the Bolsheviki aban doning the city. SOVIETS PROPOSE PEACE LONDON, Oct. 12 (by Associated Press).—The Soviet government has sent a peace proposal to General Wrangell, commander of the anti-Bol ehevikl army, according to a Warsaw dispatch received here today. >' BELGIAN AIREDALE FOLLOWS MASTER TO DEATH IN MINE BUTTE, Mont., Oct,. 12 (by Associated Press).—A Belgian Airedale dog, brought from abroad by an overseas man, who picked it dp in “No Man’s Band." recently joined his dead master by a dramatic suicide. I). \V. Bennetts, the soldier, fell down a mine shaft near Basin and was killed. The body was found but evidently the dog did not understand, for he waited many days for his mas ter to “come out.” Finally, when emaciated from hunger—for he could not be in duced to eat — the Airedale plunged down the shaft, 300 feet, and was crushed to death i at the bottom. _ CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 12 (by Associated Press). — Thousands of Greeks, Armenians and Jewish immi grants sailed for America yesterday on the steamship Cul d'Jamel, the first Turkish ship from here since the war. The United States consul here is said to have notified the state de partment at Washington that the ship has not a proper bill of health, and that it cleared without permission of the French authorities. j ARCHDEACON STUCK IS DEAD OF PNEUMONIA DAWSON. Oct. 12 (by Associated Press).--A wireless dispatch received here today says Archdeacon Stuck died at Fort Yukon on Saturday of double pneumonia. AFTER NEGRO JANITOR FOR THEFT IN BANK MARYSVILLE, Cal.. Oct. 12 (by As sociated Press). Frank Miller, negro janitor of a bank here, is being sought under warrant following the disap pearance of $65,000 left outside the bank vault last night. HARDING STARTS FOR 1 FOURTH LAP OF TOUR MARION, Oct. 12 (by Associated | Press).—Senator Harding will leave j Marion late this afternoon on the fourth lap of his speaking tour, which will take him through Kentucky and | Indiana, ending at St. Louis. PROHIBITION OFFICER PUT UNDER ARREST FARGO, Oct. 12 (by Associated Press).—R. B. Leady, recently ap pointed prohibition enforcement chief for North Dakota, was himself ar rested here yesterday on a charge of violating the prohibition laws. Indians Win Again Today From Brooklyn in Game Deciding Worlds Contest (By Associated Press) FLASH—Cleveland wins! Score: R. H E Brooklyn _ 0 5 2 Cleveland . .... 3 7 3 The Times was in error yesterday in saying that yesterday s ball game ended the world’s series. It was presumed the series was to be the best four out of seven contests, but apparently this year’s agreement was that the championship should be decided by nine games instead of seven as is usual. A flash over the wireless late today says Cleve land won today’s game, by a score of 3 to 0. While the flash received today does not say where the game was played, it is presumed that it took place in Cleveland. We ll go on record again now as saying the world’s series is over and that Cleveland wins the pennant for 1920. Let us hope it is over, and that no flash will be received tomorrow making it necessary for further apology. CHICAGO, Oct. 12 (by Associated Press).—The Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railroad has been paid $30, 000.000 as full compromise settlement with the railroad administration for the full period the road was operated under government control. This is the first road to reach a settlement which officials characterize as satis factory. BID FOR LEVIATHAN REFUSED BY BOARD WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (by Asso ciated Press).—A bid of $3,000,000 for the steamship Leviathan has been re fused by the shipping board. The bid was conditional on a large expendi ture for repairs to the vessel. COTTON BURNED IN TEXAS WARE HOUSE CAMERON, Tex., Oct. 12 (by Asso ciated Press).—Fire believed to be of incendiary origin destroyed 70,000 bales of cotton and the warehouse of ;he Cameron Cotton Press Company here today with a loss of $1,000,000. THIRTY KILLED IN WRECK IN FRANCE PARIS, Oct. 12 (by Associated Press).—Thirty persons were killed and fifty injured in a collission of the Paris-Nantes train with a freight train four miles from Maison Lafitte. CAR COMPANY PLANT DESTROYED BY FIRE ST. LOUIS, Oct. 12 (by Associated Press).—The plant of the St. Louis Car Company was destroyed today by Are, with the loss of more than 6,000 cars. NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (by Associated Press).—Representative Julius Kahn of California, head of the house mil itary affairs committee, made the statement here today that he would institute an investigation when con gress reconvenes into “deliberate evasion of the provisions of the army reorganization act by Secretary of War Baker.” He declared that an army general is still doing the pur chasing of army materials, when the law requires that the assistant sec retary of war shall perform that duty. HARDING DECLARES FOR NEW WORLD BODY MARION, O., Oct. 12 (by Associated Press).—Pronouncing the old order of world affairs at an end, Senator Harding today in a statement, reaf firmod his belief that America must play a paid in aiding the formation of the world nations into a body “that will prevent war and encourage bet ter understanding.” He said such a body could be formed without sacri fice of American sovereignty. FULL INVESTIGATION OF COAST LEAGUE LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (by Asso ciated Press).—“Full and complete investigation” of charges of corrup tion. including gambling and game throwing, will be made by the dis trict attorney into the Pacific Coast league baseball scandal. FAST FLIGHT MADE AROUND CATALINA AVALON, Catalina Island, Oct 12 (by Associated Press)."Mystery Five,” owned and piloted by Frank Carbutt, won the annual race around Catalina island, making the 66 knots in one hour and eight minutes. CHICAGO HAS TREE ELIGIBLE TO ENTRY IN HALL OF FAME CHICAGO, Oct. 12 (by Asso ciated Press).—Chicago has a candidate for the hall of fame for trees. It is a giant white maple nine feet in circumfer ence at tlie base, SO feet high and estimated to be 1,000 years old. Tlie big maple stands in the Cook county forest preserve near Glenview. Ransome Ken nieott, chief forester of the pre serve. who recently examined | tlie tree and computed its age, found that, while the heart was dead, the exterior was sound | and the tree capable of lasting many more years. So far as known the tree is the odlest liv ing thing in Illinois, according to Mr. Kennicott. __ I SEATTLE. Oct. 12 (by Associated Press).—Ed Hagen and Dick Russell, former members of the Seattle police j force, and Jim Morrison, Ed Casey, and F. Patten must serve sentences \ imposed by the federal court here on j the charge of removing 1,770 quarts! of bonded liquor from a warehouse | on March 17, according to a decree: rendered yesterday by the circuit court of appeals. The men have been j out on bond pending their appeal. REVOLUTION IS SAID TO BE ON IN VENEZUELA CURACAO. Danish West Indies, Oct. 12 (by Associated Cross).—Tra velers from Colombia confirm reports of a revolution in Venezuela. Gen eral Penazola and his_ followers are said to be entering from Colombia in large numbers, overpowering garri sons and capturing arms and muni tions. ' FARMER CONFESSES CHLOROFORMING BABIES; j LEBANNON, Mich.. Oct. 12 (by As-! sociated Press).—Karl Uoop. a farm-1 er, has confessed that he chloro formed his two baby daughters and buried the bodies in the bed of a creek. Oespondency is said to have been the cause of his crime. He has been charged with murder. COTTON GINS BEING WARNED TO CLOSE ATLANTA, Ga„ Oct. 12 iby Asso ciated Press).—Cotton gins in sev eral counties have been posted with warnings to remain closed until the price of cotton goes up. According to representations ma))e to Governor Dorsey, many of the gins are Idle, fearing to open. BOOZE SQUAD CLAMPS LID ON INTERIOR TOWN | Stills Picked up and Jail is Full of Bootleggers and Stillers, with Peddlers Said to be Going Hungry. TRAIL LEADING TO OTHER ARRESTS Booze Hound Confesses and Tells AH He Knows About Stills FAIRBANKS. Oct. 12.—(Special to the Times).—For the first time in the history of interior Alaska. Fairbanks is bone dry through the activity of the secret service. During the last four days three stills have been picked up and the jail is full of stillers and bootleggers, with others out on bail, and all "hootch” peddlers starving to death and everybody dry. Wires have been sent out for the apprehension of a big Swede, said to be the partner of a distiller named Rambo. The latter confessed, told what he knew about everybody and got off with a year in jail and is now busy testifying against others. A sharp bootlegging trail is on to day. MARQUARD TRIAL ON SCALPING CHARGE IS TO COME UP FRIDAY CLEVELAND, Oct. 12 (by Associ ated Press).—"Rube" Marquard, the famous pitcher of the Brooklyn Na tional league baseball club, who is charged with ticket scalping during the world’s series here, got a continu ance of his cjise to October 15 in the municipal court yesterday. His case is one of twelve scalping cases be fore the court. Marquard will not receive his share of the world series gate re ceipts until the ticket scalping charge against him has been settled, Pres dent John Heydler of the National league announced today. POLISH ORPHANS WILL BE GIVEN GOOD HOME ON ISLAND IN SOUND VICTORIA. Oct. 12 (by Associated Press).--Fifty-six Polish orphans who will be given a home in Seattle ar rived here yesterday on the steamer Fttshima Maru from Vladivostok. The Seattle Polish committee is erecting a home for the orphans on Rainbridge island. FRENCH CHAMPION AND L1VINSKY BATTLE TODAY JERSEY CITY BALL PARK NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (by Associ ated Press).—Georges Carpentier, the French champion, and “Battling" Le vinsky completed their training yes terday for their bout today at the Jersey City ball park. The contest will be a 12-round no-decision affair.