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> * VOL. 5. NO. 192. CORDOVA, ALASKA. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19, ]920._ PRICE TEN CENTS _____—-- - — ...... - - * - —— NEW ORLEANS, Nov, 1!) (by Asso ciated Press). — President-elect Hard ing in his speech before the commer cial club here last evening predicted some reverses and disappointments as the aftermath of the war, but ex pressed confiderice that “all will pass ' away again if the people only keep their heads and hold fast to the old time virtues of thrift, honesty and common sense.” The new president asked for sober 1 thinking and abiding faith in the re public during the critical period. It was decided late yesterday ttiat • the president-elect would not stop at [ any Mexican port on the voyage to *ihe canal, as had been urged by Mex ican officials. Senator Harding and his party sailed at 4:10 this morning on the steamship Parismina for Panama. — TOKtO, Nov. 19 (by Associated J Press).--Two thousand students dis-1 cussed the question yesterday, “Shall Japan Fight America?” for four hours. I No vote was taken because the police j and the audience apparently were J divided equally. The speakers agreed that the California legislation fur- j nished cause for hostilities, but dif-1 fo-oi concerning the expediency of going to war. SYMPATHIZE WITH JAPS SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 19 (by Associated Press). — The American Missionary Society passed a resolu tion of sympathy today for the Japa nese in California because of the atti tude manifested in the recent anti alien law in California. The resolu tion says the Japanese are the vic tims of “un-Christian propaganda.” ORGANIZING ANTI-JAP LEAGUES f SACRAMENTO, Nov. 19 (by Asso ciated Press).—Negotiations are un der way for the organizing of Japa nese exclusion leagues in all the west ern states by the California league. It was announced at the league head quarters here today that encouraging replies have been received. MEX GOVERNMENT MAY BUILD PIPE LINE ACROSS ISTHMUS MEXICALI, Nov. 19 (by Associated Press).—Three petitions for conces sions to build a pipe line across the have been rejected. It is declared if isthmus of Tehauntepec filed recently the line is built the Mexicans govern ment will be tlie builder. t VANCOUVER, Nov. 19 (by Associ ated Press).—The certificate of Capt. MacKenzie. master of the steamer Prince Rupert, was suspended for four months, and that of Chief Officer Rod McKenzie for three months, for the grounding of the vessel in Swanson bay. The commission which investi gated the case said the evidence showed the grounding was caused by conflicting orders, and that the vessel was off its course. f * ' SAX FRANCISCO. Nov. If* (by As sociated Press).—The total California oil production set a new high mark for October, when 300,500 barrels were produced, according to the Standard today. CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 10 (by Associated Press). — Turkish Nation alists consider the treaty between Turkey and the allied nations invalid and have designated Soviet Russia as "the warden of the Orient." BANGOR, .Ml'.. Xov. 1!* <by Asso ciated Press). — Sixteen woodsmen wore drowned in Chesuncook lake on Wednesday when a motor boat took (ire. The men were being taken across the lake when the (ire started. Efforts to quench the flames failed and the men leaped overboard, and all drowned before assistance could reach them. WITNESS DESCRIBES IRISH REPRISAL RAM WASHINGTON, Nov. 1!) (by Asso ciated Press).—Charging that “black and tan" militia in Ireland made raids without provocation, John Derman, a commissioner from Balbriggan, Ire land, told the committee of one hun dred investigating the Irish question what he described as his home town raid in the reprisal for the death of a policeman. CLOTHING DESIGNERS ADOPT HARDING IDEA WASHINGTON, Nov. Ill (l)v Asso ciated Press).—Next year will be a Harding year in clothing styles for men. The Custom Outers and Design ers’ Association announced today that as the president-elect years conserv ative suits leaning to blues and grays, that is what all well dressed men will wear next year. TACOMA MAN DIES IN ARIZONA TOWN TACOMA, Nov. 1!) (by Associated Press).- William C. Wheeler, presi dent of the Wheeler-Osgood Company, died today in Tucson, Am. Ho had been identified with the lumber inter j ests of the northwest for 91 years. He ! was born in 1841. ALLEGED MURDERER” RE-TAKEN BY POLICE BROKEN BOW, Neb., Nov. 19 (bj Associated Press). — Dennis Chester the alleged murderer of Florence Bar ton, a Kansas City society girl, whe escaped from officers by leaping froir a train Monday night, was capture! today six miles from Oconto. ! MEMBER OF I® YORK I POLICE FORCE GRABBED | ON CHARGE OF GROT l. A.! :\v YORK, Nov. 1't (].y Associ v (I i’l'css).— Stephen Birmingham, a j member ol' the police department, al leged to have been manager of a "compromise bureau” maintained by I Robert P. Brandell, labor leader, was | arrested today under indictment in ! connection with the investigation of i the building trust. I I [ LONDON*. Nov. PI (by Associated Press). Sir Ilamar Greenwood, chief secretary for Ireland, stated in the house of commons today that during a raid in Ireland troops captured doc uments sent by the commander-in liicf of the Irish Republican army and navy to the chief of staff contain ing statements regarding the spread ing of typhoid fever among the troops ; ml glanders among the horses of the cavalry. NON PARTISAN P APER IN RECEIVER'S HANDS' ABERDEEN. S. )>.. Nov. 19 (by As sociated Press). — The Northwest Square Deal, the Non-Partisan League newspaper here, went into the hands of a receiver yesterday. The petition states that farmers invested nearly $52,000 in cash and notes to support the paper since last January. COUNCIL BLUFFS, la., Nov. 19 (by Associated Press).- Two parcels post mail sacks were rifled yesterday and valuable packages stolen from a Rock Island train between Chicago and Omaha. A telephone call was re ceived by the police here telling of the robbery shortly after the arrival I of the train. Federal agents made three arrests in connection with the theft last week of nine registered sacks containing $3,500,000 and claim they have a con ! fession from one of the men arrested. It was announced late today that I $25,000 in currency had been recov jered, and the officers believe liun I deeds of thousands of dollars’ worth of ! securities were destroyed by the rob bers. | Eight more men arrested late today land the recovery of a largo amount of i money resulted in the clearing up ol ; the mystery surrounding the $3,500, 1000 mail ear robbery here last Sun j day. The amount of money recovered was not stated, but it is said it was | found in a chicken house. DENVER, Nov. 19 (by Associated Press).—James Lord, president of the mining department of the American Federation of Labor, speaking today before the American Mining Congress, ' urged the adoption of “broad humani tarian policies” in dealing with labor ! and recommended joint conferences ! of employers and employes to settle disputes. Vm CORPORATION WILL KEEP PRICES AT THEIR PRESENT LEVEL YORK X ,.. I :> I).. <i soi-i . : l . i. The United States Steel ration has announced its deci sion to recommend to subsidiary com panies that the ‘'present base of sell ing prices of all commodities con tinue in force until it becomes neces sary and proper to make changes to meet altered conditions.” SAI.K.W, Ohio, Nov. 10 (by Associ ated Press). Seven hundred and eighty persons here are suffering from typhoid fever in a city of less than 10.000 inhabitants. Four emer gency hospitals have been established and are filled with patients. The situation, according to the cit i-ens’ relief committee, is desperate. ' We have not reached the peak of the epidemic yet." said one of the eom nittei . PILOT IN MAIL PLANE MAKES RECORD FLIGHT SALT LAKE, Nov. 1!) (by Associ ated Press). Pilot K. R. Unger made a non-stop flight from Reno here yes terday in one of the transcontinental air mail plane. The distance of 437 miles was covered in three hours and twenty-four minutes, which the pilot claims is a record flight. GENEVA, Nov. 10 (by Associated Press). The League of Nations an nounced today that Spain. Great Brit ain. France and Belgium would send troops to Vilna to maintain order dur ing the plebiscite to determine the political fate of that city as between Lithuania and Poland. Tiie German government protested to the league against the system of distributing mandates under the Ver sailles treaty, claiming it is illegal for the entente to distribute mandates among themselves. George Nichol Barnes, British‘dele gate representing labor, urged imme diate admission of Germany and oilier former enemy states to the League of Nations. PULLED IN SEATTLE SEATTLE, Nov, lit (by Associated Press). The home of Dr. Donald Nicholson was robbed of a diamond necklace valued at $75,000, and Capt. J. B. Smith held up and robbed in his home of $1,100 in currency and a six foot platinum chain valued at $3,500. Both robberies occurred in daylight yesterday. TWO MEN KILLED IN STRiKE GUN FIGHT CHARLESTON, W. Va„ Nov. 19 (by Associated Press). —A state trooper and a miner were killed in a gun fight yesterday in the Mingo county strike region, where several outbreaks have occurred since the regulars were re moved. NFATTLH, Xov. P> (bv Associated Press). A. ,1. Adams, mayor of Cordova, C. 1). Garfield of .luneau, and other'prom inent Alaskans are here attending a hearing before a commis sion headed by Ward T. Bower, agent of the Alaska service of the bureau of fisheries, investigating complaints asking for restrictions of salmon fishing in the upper Copper river. I alter the commission will take up the question of fishing m the Knskokwim and Bering rivers. Paul Schwartz, who recently returned from a health sojourn on the upper Copper river, told the commission that the natives are in danger of starvation this winter because of the failure of the fish supply. He said nets in the delta and a cannery above it take most of the fish, leaving’ few for the natives above1. Governor Riggs will attend the hearings, but was not present at the opening session. I lie Association oi Pacific Fisherh s began its convention une toda;.. I extension oi the market tor canned salmon will be the principal topic of discussion. LONDON. Nov. 19 (by- Associated Press).—Admiral Coundourotis has re signed the Greek regency and has been succeeded by Queen Mother Olga of Greece. Political amnesty | has been proclaimed in Athens and all political prisoners released. The' city is fairly quiet. ALLIES MAY INTERVENE PARIS. Nov. 19 (by Associated Press).—The allied nations will prob ably intervene and prevent the return of Former King Constantine to the I Greek throne. Charles .lonuart, former French high commissioner to Greece, said the return of Constantine to the throne [ would mean that Greece would bej placed at the service of Germany. EX-GERMAN EMPRESS VERY SERIOUSLY ILL DOORN. Nov. 10 (by Associated j Press).—Ex-Empress Auguste Victoria) of Germany appears to be in a serious condition from heart trouble and her sons and daughters are expected to arrive at her bedside today. She passed a good night and the doctors say she may live for many weeks. The condition of the ex-empress was improved today, and the ex-crown, prince, who had been summoned hero. | I returned to his home. He said their i i was no-reason for great anxietj at ! the present time. WHEAT TAKES SLUMP j IN DAY’S TRADING CHICAGO, Nov. lh (by Associated Press). Grain prices fell today, to gether with those of hogs and pro visions. Before the session was half over wheat had declined 7% cents to $1.73% for December and $1.63% for March. Corn was off 3 cents to 66% cents for December, with oats'for May de livery at 46% cents. Wheat continued to slump in price until it was nearly 10 cents a bushel below yesterday's level. De cember touched $1.71. Wheat closed at $1.72%. Corn lost 4 cents in the day’s trad ing. LAREDO, To:*:., Nov. 10 (by Asso "bill'd Press). The striking Mexican miners who seiz 'd the mines in the Montlovia district have notified the Americans to leave the district. So far no Americans have been victims of violence. The miners notified the operators that the workers will oper ate the mines hereafter. MEXICO ISSUES ULTIMATUM EAGLE PASS. Nov. 10 (by Associ ated Press).-—The Mexican govern ment has issued an ultimatum to the mine owners lhat unless the mines are in operation within three days, the government will take them over for operation The miners are on strike. -»■ COAHUILA MINES RESUME MEXICO CITY, Nov. 1!) (by Asso ciated Press).- -Mining properties in Coaliuila which have been under gov ernment protection during the strike of coal miners were returned to their owners today and the workers have returned to work. ZELLEBACH COMPANY BACKING PULP MILL SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 1!) (by As sociated Press). The Zellerbaeh Paper Company and associated inter ests have invested $1,000,000 in the Washington Pulp & Paper Corpora tion of Port Angeles. Wash. News print paper will be manufactured. PUT IN LIMBO SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10 (by As sociated Tress).—E. O. Frost, a junior from Los Angeles, and D. A. Riddell, as sophomore from San Francisco, were suspended today by Stanford university for one week and on proba tion for the remainder of the year, including exclusion from football games, for an alleged attempt to sell three $! tickets for tlio Stanford-Galt fornia football game for $12.50.