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The Cordova Daily Times
VOL. 5. NO. 169 _CORDOVA, ALASKA, MONDAY. OCTOBER 25, 1920. PRICE TEN CENTS MACSWINEY PASSES AWAY IN PRISON FAIL TO SETTLE COAL MINERS’ STRIKE LONG FAST OF HUNGER STRIKER ENDS IN HIS DEATH TODAY IN BRIXTON PRISON NEAR LONDON LONDON, Oct. 25 (by Associated Press).—Clarence MacSwiney, lord mayoi* of Cork, died at Brixton prison this morning following a hunger strike of 73 days. At his bedside at the time of his death were Father Dominic, his private chaplain, and his brother, John Mac Swiney. MasSwiney had not regained consciousness for many hours. MasSwinev’s family, after an inquest, will probably take the body to St. George cathedral, where it will lie in state until taken to Dublin tor burial. lie was unconscious for thirty-six hours before liis death and unable to receive communion, but Father Dominic admin jstered extreme unction. The immediate cause ot his death was given as heait failure. Mr-. MacSwiney and the mayor's two sisters, who were not present at the end, entered the cell and kissed^the mayor s cheek. They knelt in prayer for a few moments, then left. No tears were shed. • News of MacSwiney'- death spread rapidly throughout Kngland. Sinn Feiners in Ireland are said to 1* preparing tor a great funeral for the lord mayor. IRELAND WROUGT UP OVER LORD MAYOR'S DEATH CORK, Oct. ‘Jb (bv Associated Press).- b everish^ inteiest concerning the possible developments as a result ot I.ord Minor MacXwiney’s death was mingled with the griet into which the south ot' Ireland was plunged. Although the people arc* stirred to tiie highest degree of bitterness, it is regarded as extremely improbable there will be any outbreak. Disorders are expected, however, to be of considerable extension. Guerilla warfare is being carried on against the police and military forces at the Cork jail, where a number of hunger strikers are confined. The situation is considered grave, and the jail is guarded inside and out with soldiers, machine guns, tanks and armored cars. !> The death of .Joseph Murphy, another hunger striker, is expected shortly. The jail chaplain'said prayers for the dying man today. 11 is mother and two sisters and a brother were at his bedside. HOLD MASS MEETING TO PROTEST BRITISH ACTION NFV YORK, Oct. - b(bv Associated Press).—--The Com mittee for Irish 1 ndependent has called a mass meeting tor next Sunday of citizens to denounce the British treatment of MaeSwinev. President 1)’Valera of the Irish republic will be t he principal speaker. LIFE STORY OF LORD8 MAYOR MACSWINEY — LONDON. Oct. 2N tby Associated Press). The story of the self-starva tion of Terrence MacSwiney, lord mayor of Cork, probably will become i one of the most moving chapters of the centuries-long history of the Irish Struggle. No other controversy has in si Croat Britain so deeply as j this since the one that centered upon Cecil Rhodes, when the Jameson raid was balked by Paul Kruger mid the raiders imprisoned. The campaign in England for Mae Swiney’s release from prison has been apart from all political and party considerations and even the king was drawn into it. The move ment in MacSwiney’s behalf was ! mainly humanitarian and enlisted tender-hearted people of all factions hut was urged by others with argu ments of party strategy. “MacSwiney dead and canonized in the hearts of the Irish people with Wolf Tone and the Manchester mar tyrs would he more * valuable asset to the Sinn Fein than MacSwiney alive and. even though a free pass to freedom for MacSwiney might weaken the government’s hand, why (Continued on Page 5.) NOME ISOLATED THRU SAW Steamer Victoria Carries Five Hundred Passengers and Rich Cargo of Gold, Tin and Reindeer Meat NOME, Oct. 25 (by Associated Press).- The steamship Victoria left here Saturday on the last trip for tre season, with a valuable cargo of gold, tin and reindeer carcasses. More than 500 passengers were aboard, including 375 from Nome, but despite this loss it is believed the Nome population will be larger this winter than last. The Victoria will put in at Latouche to take on an oil supply. TOKIO, Oct. 25 (by Associated Press).—One hundred people were killed and many injured in a collision Saturday on the Chinese Eastern rail way near Harbin. . . , ENGLISH STRIKE SETTLEMENT NOT IN SIGHT Joint Meeting Sunday Between Lloyd George and Miners’ Representatives Fails to Ar rive at Solution WANT MORE PRODUCT IF WAGES INCREASED Government Thinks Basis of Settlement Should Be Greater Output LOXIHlX, Oct. "Jf> (by Asso ji'iated Press). Premier Lloyd |George, cabinet members and ! representatives of the striking coal minors conferred for three j horn s yesterday. Hope seemed futile for a settlement of the jeoal strike as a result of the direct negotiations between the iminers and the government. Xeither side disclosed the nature of the negotiations, but an official report states that Lloyd George suggested a new basis which would satisfy the government, that if two shill lings advance in wages was | conceded it should be accom panied by an increased output. ALBERTA MINERS GRANTED INCREASE I CAMS ARY, Alberta. Oct. 25 (by As sociated Press). Coal miners in the Calgary district were today granted | increases in wages of $1.15 per day. ACUTE CEREBRAL CRISIS IN KING’S CONDITION ATHENS. Oct. 25 (by Associated Press). King Alexander has entered a very acute cerebral crisis and his condition now is described as most critical as a result of the monkey bite he received recently, SAYS MONKEY INOCULATED PARIS. Oct. 25 (by Associated Press). -The Gfeek legation here de clares the monkey which bit King Alexander of Greece had been arti tii iallv inoculated with rabies. THREE FEET OF SNOW I IN WESTERN COLORADO GRAND JUNCTION. Colo., Oct. 25 | i by Associated Press). Three feet of mow covers Western Colorado and I the mountain roads are closed. Many J fruit trees have broken down under the weight of the snow and the losses in the orchards will be heavy. A tem I perature of lti below zero is reported ! it Ouray. WINTER COAL SUPPLY RECEIVED AT NOME Nome’s winter supply of coal was loaded there by the freighter Ket chikan, comprising something over 1,000 tons, which is considered ample to carry the camp through the closed season. The supply was aug mented by a' further consignment on the Victoria on the last trip. The price of coal there now is $45 per ton. | WHAT POLITICIANS ARE SAYING FIND BODY OF MAN LOST IN MOUNTAINS SEATTLE, Oct. 25 (by Asso ciated Press).—The body ot William H. Starr, former police man and member of the Seattle lodge of Elks, .who became lost October 3 while on a hunting trip, was found late Saturday in the Serin district near Index by the Elks' searching party which went, out from here to look for I him. He had fallen over a 50 , foot cliff and his body was al ' most completely covered with snow. EXPLODE BOMB SEATTLE HOME , i __ — SEATTLE. Oet.^25 (by Associated Press). A bomb thrown through the window of the home of F. B. Shong. claim agent for the Chicago. Milwau kee A- St. Paul railroad, exploded last night, wrecking the lower floor of the house. Four persons sleeping in rite ; house, escaped uninjured. Shong ! could not assign any reason for the I attack. | Tlte police are making an investiga tion on the theory that two alleged radicals arrested in an apartment next door last December may have believed j Shong's tip, caused their arrest. They l disappeared later. CHARGED * ROBBING TWO WASHINGTON BANKS SPOKANE, Oct. 25 (by Associated Presst. Warrants charging George C. Boyd with robbing the Union Park t last Tuesday and the Bank of Star bunek. Wash., in July, were issued here Saturday. Similarity of the methods used are said by the police to have lead to the arrest. Boyd is said to have escaped from the Colo I ratio penitentiary in 12US and the methods used in the bank robberies are said to have been similar to those used in effecting his escape. F Crumbling Soviets Will Be Followed by Government Patterned After U. S. WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (by Associ ated Press).—The United States of Russia is now looked upon by officials here as the most likely possibility among the forms of government to be followed after the dissolution of the Soviet government, which Is now breaking down rapidly. A new central government patterned roughly after the United States probably will be formed. I -— COX WOBBLES ON LEAGUE OF NATIONS QUESTION NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (by Associated Press).—Governor Cox delivered his League of Nations message to a great audi ence at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, declaring that “America’s future depends upon entrance into the league at the earliest possible moment.” He declared he is willing to make “some compromise” on reservations and said that if elected he would lift the issue out of politics. Governor Cox issued a statement today attacking alleged false propaganda which he declared will* appear in the Satur day Evening Post next Thursday, declaring that the paper will “throw off its cloak of non-partisanship and resort for the first time to devices of partisan editorials and insidious cartoons to creat sentiment for the Republican ticket, picturing me in the cartoons as a newsboy settling the war and Harding as kingly and wise. The impression sought to be created is that I am irresponsible, while Harding is grave and reliable.” ' SUPPORTERS OF CANDIDATES ISSUE JOINT LETTER NEW I (>RK. Oct. 2o (by Associated Press).— More than j titty supporters of Cox and Harding joined in an open letter today to both candidates, asking their pledge if elected to work tor entry ot the l nitcd States in the League <pf Nations with whatever revision of the Lodge reservations two-thirds of the next senate may approve. HARDING WANTS WORLD ASSOCIATION FOR JUSTICE MARION, (>., (»ct. 25 (by Associated Press). Senator Harding in an interview today said: “It is the Republican purpose tii establish a world association for the rule of justice, rather than entoree it. W e are coming to know that the league covenant as written commits us to tin* armed support of four of the great powers in maintaining the integrity of their en larged dominions whenever attacked from without.” * _ KNOX SAYS WILSON IS “EGOTIST OF WHITE HOUSE’’ C! 11CAGO, Oct. l!.’) (by Associated Press).—Senator Knox, prevented by ill health from making his western speaking tour in bohalt ol 1 larding and Coolidge, bitterly criticized President \\ iison in a statement issued here today on the league cov enant. He referred to the president as the “egotist of the White House.” CHRISTENSEN GIVES VIEWS ON IRISH HOME RULE SAX FRAXCIHCt >, Oct. lY) (by Associated Press). Parley Christensen, Farmer-Labor candidate for president, addressed an audience here Saturday a few blocks from where William (!. MeAdoo was speaking. Before leaving yesterday for Seat |tle, Christensen said that is occasion demandeil he would de clare the “Irish nation has a right to rule itself because it is i older than the British nation.” ! * — COOLIDGE COMMENTS ON DEATH OF MACSWINEY BOSTON', Oct. *J.> (by Associated Press).- Governor Cool idge, commenting today on the death of Lord Mayor Mae Swiney of Cork, said: “1 regret all loss of life, and trust that •conditions will soon lie secured that will prevent strifeless THREE WOMEN DROWN AUTO OVERTURNS INTO BIG IRRIGATION DITCH ASHLAND \’eb Of'. 25 (by Asso ciated Press). Mrs. Zella -Miller, Mrs. Lena Service and Miss Fern Hoffman were drowned yesterday when their automobile overturned, throwing them into an irrigation ditch and pinning them under the water. NORTHWESTERN SAILS NORTH FROM SEATTLE SEATTLE. Oct. 25 tby Associated Press). The steamer Northwestern sailed at 9 o’clock this morning for Alaska, carrying 59 passengers. Those booked for Cordova were Ira McCord. G. H. Knowlton, J. P. Saskle, Gust Wanagren and B. R. Jones. % WINTER GARDEN IN NEW YORK BADLY DAMAGED BY FIRE NEW YORK. Oct. 25 (by Associ ated Press). Damages estimated at a quarter of a million dollars was caused by a fire in the theatrical dis trict last night which swept several buildings and damaged the Winter Garden. CHIVALROUS BANDITS OPERATING IN OHIO ALVORDTON. Ohio, Oct. 25 (by As sociated Press). — Bandits last night forced the cashier of the bank here to get out of bed and unlock the safe in the bank, and escaped with $3,000. They gave first aid to the wife of the cashier when she fainted.