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VOL. 3. NO. 168 _ CORDOVA, ALASKA, SATURDAY, OCTOBEBR 23, 1920._PRICE TEN CENTS
SMALLPOX EPIDEMIC AT UNALASKA r I COMMITTEES MAKE REPORT , OF EXPENSES WASHINGTON. Oct. 23 (by Associ ated Press).—The total disbursements o£ the Republican national committee between June 14 and October IS amounted to $2,741,503.34, with re ceipts nearly $250,000 less. Sixteen contributions in excess of %1.000 were received from a total of more than 38,000 subscribers to the fund. The Democratic national committee had expended $601,071 in the national campaign up to and including Octo her. 21. The total receipts were $677,000. Governor Cox subscribed $5,000 and others who subscribed that amount or more were Thomas Chad bourne of New York. Charles R Crane of New York. Michael Bosack of Scranton. Mrs. Emma Blaine of Chi cago. Joseph Davies of Madison. Thomas Ryan. Nathan Strauss and Vance McCormick. The largest contributor to the Dem ocratic fund was II. A. Wroe, of Aus tin. Tex., who gave $20,000. Rem brandt Peale. former fuel administra tion official, gave $10,000. The Democratic congressional com mittee reported total receipts of $13. 000 and disbursements of $12,000. Expenditure of $48,000 was reported by the Socialists. MACSWINEY SAID TO EE AT POINT OF DEATTI LONDON. Oct. 22 (by Associated Press). The Exchange Telegraph an nounces today that it has information that Lord Mayor MacSwiney of fork is at the point of death. His delirium continues and he is unable to recog nize his wife. » NEW YORK. Oct. 23 (by Associ ated Press). — President Heydler of National league has sent letters to all minor league presidents asking them to suggest names of men eligible to serve on the proposed board for the control of baseball to supercede the national baseball commission. Heydler asked for the co-operation of all the leagues for the plan. The movement for the organization ot' the new board followed the revela tions of gambling in the world series last year, and is intended to give con trol of the affairs of organized base ball to a board in no way financially connected with the various clubs. LONDON, Oct. 23 (by Associated Press).—The railway men have post poned their proposed strike in sym pathy with the coal miners temporar ily at the request of the miners' exec utive committee. The miners have ac cepted Premier Lloyd George’s invi tation for further discussions looking to a settlement of the strike. The public is awaiting anxiously the result of this afternoon’s meeting the miners’ representatives and the execu five body of the railwaymen. Confidence is expressed to the gov eminent's food supply plans. BIG FOOTBALL GAMES TODAY EAST AND WEST BOSTON. Oct. 23 (by Associated Press).—Football interest centers in the game here today between Har vard and Centre College of Kentucky. Both teams are unbeaten for the sea son, and the Centre eleven has not lost a game for three years. So far this years Centre has rolled up 241 points against none for their oppon nents, while Harvard has scored 103 points during the season's games so far. COAST CONFERENCE OPENS SEATTLE, Oct. 23 (by Associated Press).- The coast conference foot ball season opens here today with a game between the University of Wash ington and the Oregon Agricultural college. Washington has braced since their deefeat here last Saturday by the University of Montana team and a hard battle is expected. The University of Oregon meets Idaho at Eugene today, University of California meets Utah university at Berkeley, and Stanford university plays Santa (Tara at the latter city. OVER FRANK CARBON ('AMl)EN. Oct. 23 (by Associated j Press).--Mike O’Dowd of Si. Paul was given a decision last night over Frank Carbon of New York in a 10-round boxing bout. SEATTLE, Oct. 22 (by Associated Press). A special to the Post-Intelli gencer from Washington says Colonel Wilds P. Richardson, former chair man of the Alaska road commission, and commander of American troops in Northern Russia during the war, now stationed at Camp Lewis, has been retired at his own request after 40 years’ service in the army. FEDERAL JUDGE GETS THREATENING LETTER INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 2.°, (by Asso ciated Press). -Judge K. M. Landis yesterday received an anonymous let ter threatening him if he continued his attacks on the radical movement in America. He said it was the at titude of the radicals during the war that was responsible for the fact that thousands of bodies of American sol diers lie in France. —•* AERONAUTS OFF TODAY IN BIG BALLOON RACF BIRMINGHAM. Oct. 23 (by Associ ated Press). Seven aeronauts from four nations are busy today with the final preparations for the international balloon race which starts late this afternoon. Weather conditions are ideal. THREE INDICTED IN BASEBALL SCANDAL CHICAGO, Oct. 23 (by Associated Pres).—The Cook county grand jury investigating the baseball scandal has voted true bills against Hal Chase, former manager and player expelled for gambling; Abe Attell, former featherweight champion, amd Bill Burns, former league pitcher. Nineteen Cases Reported But No Deaths as Result ---« . . NO TRACE OF MISSING MEN IN OREGON AND WASHINGTON Searchers Fail to Find Clue to Whereabouts of Mayor of Vancouver VANCOUVER. Wash.. Oct. 22 (by Associated Press). No trace has been found of Mayor I. G. R. Percival. miss ing since Sunday, although a system atic search by hundreds of citizens of this city has been made. The city officials have decided to send circular descriptions of the missing man to cities throughout the northwest. Seattle Elks Search Mountains for Missing Member of Lodge SEATTLE. Oct. 23 (by Associated Press).—Twenty Elks started yester day on a search l'pr William EL Starr, former Seattle policeman and member of the Elks’ lodge here, who has been lost in the Cascades near Index for more than a week and is believed to be dead. Several other searching par ties have abandoned the task. RFGINA, Oct .23 (bv Associated Press). Methodist congregations throughout Saskatchewan issued ap peals simultaneously to the voters yes t( rda.v urging that the proposition to permit the importation of liquor be tie!' ated at the provincial election to lie held Monday. --— ■ ♦ ■■■■■— -- ■ ■ CHICAGO. Oct. 23 (by Associated Press). -Fred Sextro, tenant, shot and killed Rev. Frederick Ruff, land lord of the apartment where Sextro lived and pastor of the Memorial Methodist church. Sextro told the police he mistook the minister for a burglar trying to get into his apart ment last night. It is reported that considerable trouble has occurred be tween the tenants of the apartment and the preacher-landlord. 11 Ol'STOW Oct. 2! (by Associated Press). Involuntary petitions in bankruptcy were filed today against the General Oil Company, a $20,000, 000 trust company, and the General Oil Company, a million dollar corpora tion formed under operation by S, J. Cox, who entered two planes in the Gordon Bennett cup race in Paris. The petitions were filed by Daniel Oix son of Los Angeles and others, and charge that the companies are in solvent. BIG DEFICIT SHOWN IN AUSTRIAN BUDGET VIENNA, Oct. 22. thy Associated Press). The Austrian budget deficit for the current year amounts to 12, 000,1)00 crowns. Lienz, a borough in eastern Tyrol, lias declared itself a republic, preliminary to fusion with Germany. The remainder of the coun try refuses to recognize the new re public. PROSPERITY OF COUNTRY DEPENDS ON SETTLEMENT OF THE TARIFF QUESTION WASHINGTON. Oct. 11.— (Special Correspondence.) — Little attention scents to be paid so far in this political campaign to the tariff ques tion. livery student of American history and economics knows that upon the tariff, one way or the other, depends in a great measure the prosperity of the United States ..ml the welfare and happiness of the people. it is a basic proposition, which cninot be disputed, that this country h 3 prospered exceedingly under high or protective tariff systems, A ring Republican administrations, i a. 1 has correspondingly failed to prosper with free trade or a "tariff for revenue only” under Democratic administrations. The Democratic party is commit ted in this campaign to a low tariff policy. Its platform says: “We re affirm the traditional policy of the Democratic party in favor of a tariff for revenue only." President Wilson, in stating his fourteen peace terms to Congress, demanded: “The re moval, as far as possible, of all economic barriers and the establish ment of an equality of trade condi tions among all nations consenting to tht; peace and associating them selves for its maintenance." The president there declared, openly and without disguise, for a free trade policy -a kind of soviet world trade arrangement. It was a positive dec laration by the president that the fitted States, in its treaty of peace, must guarantee to Europe free trade ■ ih the United States without any tariff safeguards whatever to pro tect the American businessman, manufacturer, farmer and laborer front foreign competition in home markets. No one can deny if the tariff bars are completely swept away, when peace is finally signed, that the European nations with their cheaper labor, win he able to com pletely dominate markets for many manufactured goods in the United States that are now supplied by American manufacturers. American products would he driven out of the home markets and American manu facturers put out of business, with unemployment to American labor The American manufacturer, with the higher wages he pays to Ameri can labor than is paid in European countries, cannot compete with Eu (Continued on Page Five) Dr. W. W. Council, assistant health commis sioner, today received the following wireless mes sage from the deputy customs collector at Dutch Harbor, Alaska: “Nineteen cases of smallpox at Unalaska. No deaths. Ten cases of smallpox Akutan. No deaths. All patients here are under strict quarantine, also suspects quarantined. Had surgeon general ap point Dr. Newhall during epidemic. Akutun placed under quarantine, except arrival and de parture of vessels. Unalaska partly quarantined, allowing vessels to arrive and depart but no one allowed to go on board and no one allowed ashore.” AIRPLANES SUBJECT TO RULES ON QUARANTINE GOVERNING STEAMSHIPS WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (by Asso ciated Press i. Aeroplanes entering! the United States from foreign coun tries after November 4 will be sub ject to the same quarantine regula tions on ships, it was announced yes terday. The first quarantine station for planes will be opened at Key West. WATSON WILL | ATLANTA. Ga„ Oct. 23 (by Asso- j ciated Press). —Thomas Watson, Oetn-I ocratic candidate for senator from Georgia, will also be the Republican J candidate, following the withdrawal j yesterday of G. 11. Williams, the Re publican nominee, who said Watson's! attitude on the leading issues is sim-1 ilar to that of the Republican. Harry j S. Edwards, listed as a Progressive Republican, is running independently of any party organization. DIPLOMATIC BAGGAGE IS TO BE PROTECTED WASHINGTON. Oct. 23 (by Asso ciated Press).—Secretary of State j Colby said today that he is deter fined to protect the baggage of for eign diplomatic representatives from search by customs officials, if neces sary, he said the state department will invoke an international law which is said to lie older than the constitu tion. COX SAYS NO STRINGS WILL HAMPER ACTIONS NEW YORK, Oct. 2:! (by Associ ated Press).—Governor Cox in his ad | dress here declared that if elected his j first duty will be to make an indus I trial readjustment in the country. He j said he was absolutely unhampered by campaign pledges. MORE COTTON GINS RECEIVE WARNINGS GREENVILLE, Tex., Oct. 23 (by As sociated Press).—A number of cotton gins and farmers’ homes have been posted with warnings to cease oper ations until cotton prices increase. Owners of gins are maintaining armed guards over their property. FUTILE EFFORT SPOKANE. Oct. 2:! (liy Associated Press). James Dunn, while attempt ing to escape from the police, fell four stories from a hotel window when a rope made of strips of sheet with which he was lowering him.-, If to the ground broke. He ran two blocks with a holly injured ankle and plunged from a bridge into the rapids of the Spokane river. His efforts to escape were futile and as emerged from the river he was captured by the police. CUBA WANTS TIME TO CONSIDER BOND ISSUE WASHINGTON. Oct. 2:1 (by Asso ciated Press). The Cuban govern ment has not yet given its approval to the prosopal of American bankers that it issue bonds to relieve the pres ent financial condition and has asked for further details. The proposal was that American bankers purchase the issue. 4 SEATTLE, Oct. 23 (by Associated Press).—The report of the port com mission for the four months ending September 80 shows total commerce handled through the port of Seattle of 1.407,154 tons, valued at more than $87,000,000, an increase of 188,167 tons valued at $11,000,000 over the same period during 11)10. POLICEMAN IS KILLED DURING IRISH FIGHTING <* DUBLIN, Oct. 23 (by Associated Press).—A pitched battle was fought near Kilbeggan, County West Meath, when a military lorry was ambushed. One policeman was killed and others wounded. Other disorders are re ported from Athlon, Cork, Parkwood and West Mulligan.