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VOL. 5. No. 220 CORDOVA, ALASKA. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1920 PRICE TEN CENTS
KLONDIKE FOOD SUPPLY DESTROYED
SAYS PASSAGE
MTADDEN Bill
IS GREAT NEED
SEATTLE, Dec. 22 (by Associated
Press).—Attorney General Murphy of
Alaska, In an interview in the Times
yesterday, prior to embarking for Ju
neau, declared Seattle and the state
of Washington and the eleven other
western states were duty bound to
support the McFadden bill. "Unless
some relief is given the mines of the
United States will go off the map as
gold producers. The passage, or even
thorough consideration by congress of
the McFadden bill would have a bene
fited effect on the whole of Alaska.”
ALL MEMBERS
LEGISLATURE
REPUBLICANS
LANSING, Mich, Oec. 22 (by Asso
ciated Press).—Michigan’s all-Repub
lican state legislature will convene
January 5. The session will be the
first one in recent years in which
the Democratic party is not represent
ed. Two Democrats were members
of the last legislature but neither of
them made the run this year.
MONTANA HAS FEW DEMOCRATS
HELENA, Mont., Dec. 22 (by Asso
ciated Press).—The Montant legisla
ture which is scheduled to meet here
January 3 for a session limited to 60
days, will consist of a senate of 40
Republicans and 14 Democrats and a
house of 98 Republicans and 8 Demo
crats.
The assembly is to be asked to vote
a soldiers’ bonus, to the amount not
yet stated. Leaders of the ex-service
men of the state, who are fostering
the legislation estimate upwards to
40,000 persons would come under the
act.
<THREE KILLEDIN
ACCIDENT TO AUTO
ELDORADO. Kan.. Dec. 22 (by As
sociated Press).—Three were killed
when an automobile ran off a bridge
seven miles north of here in a storm
last night.
‘ SUB-TREASURY AT
FRISCO DISCONTINUED
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 22 (by As
sociated Press). —i The sub-treasury
here, established half a century ago,
has been discontinued.
CLALMSGRAFT
FOR EMPLOYES
IN COAL SALES
^ WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (by Asso
ciated Press).—“Geo. D. Cushing of the
Wholesale Coal Association, declared
before the senate committee investi
gating the coal situation that govern
ment officials and officials of the rail
roads handling coal received part of
the extraordinary profits from coal
distributed to consumers last summer.
He agreed to furnish the names in
confidence.
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MURPHY FOUND
GUILTY BY JURY
IN FRISCO TRIAL
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 22 (by As
sociated Press).—Edward Murphy,
prizefighter and alleged gangster, was
convicted of attacks on young girls
with an undeterminate sentence, and
faces a term of one to fifty years in
the penitentiary. His wife and aged
mother were in the court room when
the verdict was read. The trial of
other alleged gangsters for the same
offense will be commenced immedi
ately.
The trial of Edward (“Knockout”)
Ivruvosky, pugilist, the second al
leged gangster to face the court on
charges of attacking young girls, was j
commenced yesterday.
THRIFT ADV0CATES W1N
PRELIMINARY FIGHT
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (by As
sociated Press).—tAdvocates of emer
gency tariff legislation won a prelim
inary fight in the house yesterday by
the adoption of a motion to suspend
the calendar of business today so as
to give the Fordney tariff bill the
right of way.
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NORTH DAKOTA BANK
CASHIER IS ARRESTED
TOWNER, N. D.. Dec. 22 (by As
sociated Press).—H. S. Burgh, cash
ier of the First National Bank, was
arrested today following the closing
of the bank, charged with irregulari
ties involving forty to fifty thousand
dollars.
ANYOX EMPLOYEsToTE
TO ACCEPT WAGE CUT
VANCOUVER, 13. C„ Dec. 22 (by
Associated Press). — A thousand em
ployes of the Granby Consolidated
Mining, Smelting & Power Company
of Anyox, B. C., have voted to accept
a wage reduction of 75 cents a day
during January, February and March,
it was announced here today.
CHICAGO OPENS PROBE
INTO BUILDING TRUST
CHICAGO, Dec. 22 (by Associated
Press).—The federal grand jury today
began investigation of an alleged
building trust here. Several truck
loads of records and contracts are the
first evidence to be considered.
BURN FORAGE CROPS
IN COUNTY LANGFORD
LONDON, Dec. 22 (by Associated
Press).—A Dublin dispatch says crops
of forage have been burned at Balin
nleo. County Longford, in reprisal for
the recent attack on the police bar
racks, in which one constable was
killed and three wounded.
WOULD MAKE FELONY
OF AUTOMOBILE THEFTS
PORTLAND, Dec. 22 (by Associat
ed Press).—Secretaries of the state
from the states of Washington, Ore
gon, Idaho, and Montana, in session
here, urge the passage of laws in all
northwestern states making the theft
of automobiles a felony.
HERBERT HOVER SAYS
That two million kiddies will die of star
vation unless twenty million dollars are raised
by the people of the United States and sent to
their relief within the next thirty days.
•jf Don’t you think you will eat your Chris
mas turkey with better relish if you help save
the lives of these babies? Step into Mayor
Adam’s office and hand him your bit.
tff We celebrate Christmas in honor of the
birth of the Christ child who gave his life as
an example of self-denial and willing sacri
fice. Either Christmas is an empty farce or it
means much. The dollar or two you give
represents little to you but it means a baby’s
life. The Master said: “Of such is the King
dom of Heaven.’’
MEMBER OF JAP
DIET DECLARES
NO CHANCE WAR
SACRAMENTO, Dec. 22 (by Asso
ciated Press).—'K. Kiyose, a member
of the Japanese diet at Tokio, visited
the governor’s office today and char
acterized as “idle gssip” all talk of
war between Japan and the United
States as an outgrowth of the anti
alien legislation in California. He
said Japan will be satisfied if the
Japs already here are given citizen
ship rights, even if further immi
gration is closed.
COLBY WELCOMED AT
RIO DE JANEIRO
RIO JANEIRO, Dec. 22 (by Associ
ated Jress).—'Attorney General Colby
arrived here yesterday aboard the
battleship Florida, and was given an
enthusiastic welcome. A salute was
fired by the harbor fortress guns and
an escort of Brazilian cruisers accom
panied the Florida up the bay to the
point of anchorage.’
HOME RULE BILL IS
NOW UP TO KING
LONDON, Dec. 22 (by Associated
Press). — The house o£ commons
adopted the house of lords home rule
bill yesterday and the measure now
needs only royal assent to become a
law.
JUDGE LANDIS
FOR PARDONS
CHICAGO, Dec. 22 (by Associated
Press).—Judge Landis refused to sen
tence six men charged with stealing
sugar trains, when he learned that
President Wilson had pardoned James
Dorsey, sentenced to eight years, for
selling several thousand tuburcular
bacilli. The judge said Dorsey’s
crime was greater than that of the
six men.
TERCENTENARY
OF PILGRIMS’
ARRIVAL OPEN
PLYMOUTH, Mass., Dec. 22 (by
Associated Press).—On the shore of
Plymouth bay, where the Pilgrims
landed in 1620, their descendants
joined other distinguished men from
America, Great Britain and Holland,
observing the tercentenary of the
landing. Senator Lodge, orator of the
day, gave a scholarly outline of the
Pilgrim’s story. The address of Gov
ernor Coolidge, vice-president-elect,
was read by Dean Briggs of Harvard.
LEADERS AGREE ON
ROAD WORK PROGRAM
i
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (by Asso
ciated Press). — Republican house
leaders have agreed to an appropria
tion of $100,000,000 for state road
work under the bill presented by Mc
Arthur. The program covers a two
year period.
NEW YORK POLICE^
JUDGE UNDER FIRE
I
NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (by Associat
ed Press).—jA resolution introduced
today at the meeting of the board of
aldermen calls for the removal of Po
lice Commissioner Enright, who Is
under fire in the present crime wave,
it being charged that his lax sen
tences are largely responsible for
present conditions.
CONSTABULARY
PLEAD GUILTY
SEDITIOUS ACT
MANILA, Dec. 22 (by Associated
Press). — Seventy members of the
Philippine constabulary pleaded guil
ty today to charges of sedition in con
nection with riots with Filipino po
lice last Thursday, which resulted in
eleven deaths. Seven others pleaded
not guilty. Sentence will be pro
nounced when the seven are tried.
The maximum penalty is ten years.
Commercial Company Store
Burns and Mushers Start on
Journey for New Supplies
DAWSON, Dec. 22 (by Associated Press).—The entire
food supply of the Klondike was destroyed by fire last night
when the Northern Commercial Company’s store burned to the
ground. Citizens helped the fire department and the damage
was held down through their efforts. Mushers will leave about
January 1 for McPherson and expect to return in February or
March with supplies, and hope to meet other parties from Hers
chel Island and Rampart.
KIRKPATRICK
MAKE ATTEMPT
BREAK RECORD
NEW YORK, Dee. 22 (by Associat
ed Press).—Lieut. Ross C. Kirkpat-'
rick, army pilot, who took part in the (
Alaska flight, took to the air today at
Mitehfield, Long Island, with one)
companion, in an ateinpt to break the:
world record for endurance flying. Me j
hopes to be in the air from thirty-four
to thirty-seven hours and took food for
thirty-five hours. The present pres
ent record is twenty-four hours, nine- j
teen minutes, seven seconds, made by
Farmon Goldis in France last June.
RECORD TEXAS FLIGHT
SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 22 (by Asso-j
ciated Press).—Eugene L. Eubanks
flew from El Paso here, covering the
650 miles in three hours and forty-;
five minutes, a new record.
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FORCED TO MAKE LANDING i
OMAHA, Dec. 22 (by Associated
Press).—W. C. Hopson, carrying mail j
from Chicago here, was forced to land j
at Wiota, Iowa, by an accumulation of I
sleet on his plane.
ARIZONA SENATOR ON
JOINT COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (by Asso
ciated Press).—It is understood Pres-1
ident Wilson has selected Senator
Marcus Smith ot' Arizona as a mem- ,
ber of the international joint commis- j
sion dealing with questions in Arizona j
between the United States and
Canada.
JUDGE CLAIMS BABIES
. SOLD INTO SLAVERY
SALT LAKE, Dec. 22 (by Associat-J
ed Press).—Declaring that hundreds,
of babies are being literally sold in
Salt Lake every year. Juvenile Court j
Judge Anderson. In his biennial re
port, urges that legislation be enact
ed for the prevention of a continuance j
of the traffic.
D’ANNUNZIO DECIDES !
TO RESIST ITALIANS
ROME. Dec. 22 (by Associated
Press).—D’Annunzio has replied to
General Caviglia’s ultimatum, saying
he has decided to resist the Italian
forces surrounding Flume.
WILL BLOCKADE FIUME
ROME, Dec. 22 (by Associated
Press). —• General Caviglia will pro
claim a strict blockade of Flume and
completely isolate the territory occu
pied by D’Annunzio from the rest of
the world.
CLAIMS CONSUL
REFUSED VISE
HER PASSPORT
WASHINGTON. Dec. 22 (by Asso
cic.ted Press).—Mrs. A. E. Robinsoa
ot Manchester, England, secretary of
the British branch of the Wfomen's
International League, testified before
the committee of one hundred, inves
tigating conditions in Ireland, that
the American consul at Manchester
had refused to vise her passport and
attempted to prevent her from testi
fying before the committee. She was
allowed to come to the United States
after she had promised not to “en
gage in propaganda nor give inter
views.'' She testified the consul de
clared: “We are not encouraging
the inquiry of America into Irish af
fairs.”
EXTORTION CHARGE IN
REPAIRS OF VESSEL
NEW YORK, Dec. 22 (by Associat
ed Press).—Charges of extortionate
costs made by shipyards for repairs to
shipping board vessels were made by
Commander R. (!. Gatewood, head of
the board of repair and construction
division, in a speech at a meeting of
ship owners here. He said the pres
ent monthly repair bill of $0,500,000
is $2,000,000 in excess of what it
should be.
EXTEND SYMPATHY
TO MRS. MACSWINEY
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 22 (by As
sociated Press).—The board of super
visors has adopted a resolution ex
tending to Mrs. McSwiney and other
relatives of the mayor ot' Cork the
"deepest sympathy with the hope that
the day is not far distant when the
principles for which the lord mayor
died will receive just recognition by
the nations of the world."
POINDEXTERAT
MARION TALKS
WITH H ARDING
MARION, ()., Dec. 22 (by Associat
ed Press). — Senator Poindexter of
Washington, consulted with Presi
dent-elect Harding yesterday on an
Association of Nations plan. It is
understood Mr. Harding is calling on
members of the irreconcilable group
to secure their strength for whatever
plan may be proposed. Gov. Morrow
of Kentucky is slated for a confer
ence this afternoon.
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