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The Cordova Dailii Times
(MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS) VOL. 6. NO. 35_CORDOVA, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1921 PRICE TEN CENTS LEGISLATURE AGITATED OVER JAP QUESTION -BALLOONISTS ARRIVE AT D OF LONG MUSH MATTICE, 6uiario, Jfali; 12 (by As sociated Press).—The three American naval balloonists, stranded near Hud son bay when their balloon descended mfter a flight from Rockaway field, New York, arrived here yesterday after mushing iron! Moose Factory. All threee of the men were in ex cellent physical condition. Lieutenant Kloor said the flight of the naval balloon established the fact that a balloon with 35,000 cubic feet of gas had a buoyancy to travel 1,200 miles, which was previously thought impossible even for a dirigible carry ing 90,000 feet. Lieutenant Hinton, who was in the Transatlantic seaplane flight, said he would rather cross the Atlantic five r times in an aeroplane than make wno^her balloon trip. Lieutenants Hinton and Farrel bad a fi^ht over an alleged deroga tory remarks said to have been writ ten KbbUt H’nton in a letter to his wife. FaiTell knocked Hinton down. Newspaper men Separated them. FROST IN CALIFORNIA ENDANGERS PRODUCE SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12 (by As ► sociated Press).—Below freezing tem peratures and killing frosts were gen eral in California last night, endan gering vast quantities of citrus fruit and truck produce. RECOMMENDS DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE ' WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (by Asso ciated Press).—Secretary Daniels, ap pearing before the house naval af fairs committee, said that guarantees to end competition in navy building was the only alternative to the United States building a powerful navy. He said he would advise President Harding, immediately after inauguration, to call a world confer ence for disarmament. BANDITS MAKE RICH HAUL IN KANSAS CITY KANSAS CITY, Jan. 12 (by Asso ciated Press).—Two bandits slugged ^ a messenger as he was emerging from the* Produce Exchange yester day, seized a satchel containing $20,000 in cash and $8,000 in checks, and made their escape. TONG WAR LEADERS ARRESTED IN FRISCO SAN FRANCISCO, Jan.'l2 (by As sociated Press).—Eighty-six members of the Bing Tongs and four families of other tongs have been arrested in Chinatown by the police for violation of the police ultimatum against secret meetings. The arrests are designed ^to check the incipient tong wars. FORMAL NOTICE U. S. NOT PARTICAPATE IN AMBASSADOR COUNCIL PARIS, Jan. 12 (by Associated Press). — United States Ambassador Hugh Wallace has formally notified Premier Leygues of the decision of the United States to withdraw frou; the council of ulriliaSsadore which 1b to discuss means of making Germany live up to the Versailles treaty of* peace. Premier Leygues expressed his regret at the course decided upon by the American government. GREAT TOURIST SEASON IN SIGHT DURING SUMMER SEATTLE, Jan, 12 (by Associated Press).—An unusually early flood of applications for information on Alaska tours is being received by steamship offices here and is believed to indicate a record rush of tourists this year to the territory. The Alaska Steamship Company will co-operatC to help handle the tourists by augmeiitlnS its regular fleet of liners, including thie Steamer Alaska, which Is now running be tween Portland aw San Francisco. Tile Admiral Line is also prepar ing to add to Its northern fleet dur ing the season commencing about April 1. It was announced yesterday that both companies were working on sailing schedules. MRS. MACSWINEY IS VISITING IN LONDON LONDON, Jan. 12 (by Associated Press).—Mrs. Terrence MacSwiney arrived from the United States yes terday and will visit here for a few day, then return to Ireland. Only a few friends greeted her. TWO DEAD FROM FIRE IN HOTEL AT CLEVELAND CLEVELAND, Jan. 12 (by Associ ated Press).—Two people were killed and eight injured last night in a fire which destroyed the Chestnut hotel. Several other guests of the hotel are still missing and unac counted for. Life nets were spread, but in the smoke and darkness many missed the net when they jumped from the upp|r stories. The iron fire escape collapsed. The fire started from the careless handling of a cigarette by one of the victims. WAR VETERANS ARE AGAINST ALIEN JAPS BEING LAND OWNERS PORTLAND, Jan. 12 (by Associ ated Press).—The Portland branch of the Veterans of Foreign Wars has in structed its legislative committee to ask the Washington legislative com mittee to frame laws on ownership of land in the two states by Ori entals who cannot become citizens, and also passed resolutions asking congress to stop the influx of Japa nese Into the country. WORLD REGATTA DURING JUNE AT! POUGHKEEPSIE i NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (by Associ-[ ated Press).—The board of stewards 1 of the Intercollegiate Rowing Asso-1 eiation has extended ail liiVitallbii to j university and college crews all over the world to compete in the chain-1 pionship regatta at Poughkeepsie on j June 22. Those invited include Ox-1 ford and Cambridge in England, the j University of Toronto and colleges j in central Europe maintaining a j standard similar to Columbia, Cornell j and Pennsylvania. AUSTRIA HAS REACHED END OF RESOURCES 1 I-ONDON, Jail. 12 (by Associated Press).—iThe Austrian government has announced that it is at the end of its resources and no longer able to continue, according to a report re ceived from German official quarters, and has announced its intention to i retire January 15, placing the admin- j istration of the country in the hands j of the reparations commission. The1 dispatch containing this information' was received yesterday by the Lon-!; don Times. ■ _ I WANTS VOLSTEAD ACT | SUSPENDED TO CONSUME BOOZE SUPPLY QUH ’ WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (by Asso ciated Press).—Representative Steph ens, Republican, of Ohio, suggested in the house yesterday that the Vol stead act be suspended for thirty days to permit the thirsty to drink all the liquor held in warehouses, and said it would then require less money to enforce the act. CANADA PROSPEROUS FROM LARGE CROPS OTTAWA, Ont., Jan. 12 (by Asso ciated Press).—The new ear finds the Dominion of Canada in perhaps the most prosperous condition in its history, according to agricultural leaders. In 1920 Canada harvested its largest crop and the wealth of its agriculture is reflected on every hand. Its forests, mines and fisheries like wise contributed more than usual to Canada’s prosperity in 1920. GOLD SUPPLY INCREASED DURING YEAR WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (by Asso ciated Press).—The federal reserve board today announced a net gain during the last year in the country’s stock of gold of $106,600,000, against a net loss the preceding year of $92,176,000. Gold imports totaled $428,700,000, with exports of $32,000, 000. ACCUSE LENINE SELLING OUT TO VANDERLIP NEW YORK, Jan. 12 (by Associ ated Press).—Nicolai Lenine, premier Soviet Russia, is reported ill at Moscow from a general breakdowil;' accentuated by violent attacks upon him by extremists in the Communist party, who accused him of selling out the cause of the Soviets in his dealings with W. D. Vanderlip of Los Angeles, who recently secured huge concessions in Siberia for a group of western American finan ciers. Ml PUNS FOR ! CELEBRATION ABANDONED I WASHINGTON, Jan. ill (by As»0 dated Press).—President-elect War •Pti G. Harding will take the oath of tffice in the senate chamber, all out side ceremonies planned at the cap tol and elsewhere having been aban loned in accordance with a decision ■eached by the joint, congressional naugural committee. The action was aken at the request of Mr. Harding, who asked that the ceremony of in auguration be a simple one, in the nterest of national thrift. JURY DISAGREES AND NEW TRIAL STARTS IN FIFTH GANGSTER CASE SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12 (by As lociated Press).—The jury trying Al an McDonald, the fifth alleged gang iter, for alleged attacks on girls, dis igreed Monday night and a new- trial was begun yesterday. THIRD GANGSTER SENTENCED SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 12 (by As iociated Press).—James Carey, al eged gangster convicted of assault >n girls, was sentenced yesterday o the penitentiary for one to fifty tears, following the denial of a new rial. He is the third member of he alleged gang to be sentenced. Fhe court in pronouncing sentence laid he would make no recommenda ion for leniency. EMPLOYES GET BONUS OF MILLION DOLLARS DETROIT, Jan. 12 (by Associated 3ress).—The Dodge Bros. Company s distributing bonuses totaling more han $1,000,000 to its employes. FRENCH SINK SHIP FLYING SOVIET FLAG CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 12 (by Vssociated Press).—French destroy jrs sanlc a transport flying the red lag of the Soviet troops. Presum ibly the Trebizone attacked the ransport, despite the escort of a Soviet flotilla, sinking the vessel. ?art of the troops and crew escaped >y swimming ashore, according to a lispatch received here. MINOR LEAGUES WILL ACCEPT AGREEMENT CONTROL BASEBALI CHICAGO, Jan. 12 (by Associatet Press).—A committee represents the; minor baseball leggpps hai agreed to accept the proposed nev baseball agreement with Judge K. G Landis of the federal bench in Chi cago, as the supreme arbitrator ii odjeball. Pinal action will be take! today at a joint meeting of th< represi?tUative8 of major and mino leagues. REPORT SAYS U. S. ENGINEER SHOT BY JAPS TOKIO, Jan. 12 (by Associates Press).—A Vladivostok dispatch re ports that Urn chief engineer of tht American cruiser Albany was shoi and killed by Japanese soldiers yeg terday. METAL TRADES COUNCIL MEETS AT PORTLAND PORTLAND. Jan. 12 (by Associ ated Press).—A number of import ant matters, including a proposed wage reduction in shipbuilding, will come before the district council of the Coast Metal Trades. * which opened its session here yesterday. -- NIPPONESE IN TEXAS FIGHT ANTI-JAP LAW PORT WORTH. Tex.. Jan. 12 (by Associated Press).—Japanese busi ness men in Texas and representa tives of southeastern Texas Japanese farm owners are in conference here discussing plans to fight proposed anti-Japanese legislation in this state. THRASHED FOR INTERFERING IN FAMILY AFFAIR DANVILLE, 111., Jan. 12 (by As sociated Press).—Harry Birch, a mo tion picture camera man, was thrashed until he was unconscious yesterday by Ernest Harrington, whose wife has been on a hunger strike to force her*husband to be come a member of the church. Several days ago ifarrington is said to have stated that “if his wife wanted to starve herself to death, that is her business,” and it is said the altercation between Birch and Harrington arose from Birch taking exception to the remark. PREMIER IS REFUSED VOTE OF CONFIDENCE PARIS, Jan. 12 (by Associated Press).—Premier Leygues’ cabinet suffered defeat yesterday in the chamber of deputies on a vote of confidence. ONE KILLED AND TWO WOUNDED BY BANDITS PHOENIX, Ariz., Jan. 12 (by As sociated Press—Bandits entered a grocery store here yesterday, killed the proprietor, seriously wounded two customers, and escaped. WANTS OREGON CURB GROWTH JAP COLONIES K — I SALEM, Ore., Jan. 12 (by Assoc i , ated Press).-—(Governor Olcott, in his t message to the Oregon^. legislature, , said the question of how to meet . the Japanese situation is the most momentous to come before the leg islators. ^ The governor declared it as his opinion that steps should be taken to curb the growth of Japanese col onization and preserve "our lands and resources for people of our own race and nationality. I believe that I an ultimatum should be issued that this state is a state with a govern I ment by Americans for Americans. I Americanism is the predominant as set of citizenry and we cannot assim ilate with the Japanese. Oil and water will not mix. Centuries of time have shown that the Japanese must work our their destiny alone.” IDAHO IN LINE WITH NEW LAWS BOISE, Ida., Jaii. 12 (by Associ ated Press).—It was announced today that an anti-alien land bill, excluding all but citizens from holding land in Idaho, will be introduced in the legislature. A resolution has already been in troduced in the house condemning the policy of making a treaty with Japan giving the rights of citizenship to Japanese, and asking that Japa nese immigration be stopped. BOOZE TURNED INTO GUTTERS AT WAUKEGON WAUKEGAN, 111., Jail. 12 (by As sociated Press). — Twenty Chicago prohibition agents made a swift raid here yesterday, turning the city’s gutters into brooks with 150,000 quarts of liquor which they dumped into the streets. The agents wore goloshes and were armed with axes and warned spectators that the liquor j was poison. Some courted death by scooping up the liquor in tin cups, ! and no casualties were reported. DAVIS SENDS CURT NOTE TO WASHINGTON. Jan. 12 (by Asso ! elated Press).—Acting Secretary of | State Davis lias requested Secretary ' of Labor Wilson to obtain the de portation of Lord Mayor O'Callaghan [ of Cork, quoting the authority of ; the president’s proclamation of 1918. which designates the state depart ment as the authority to decide whether an alien under the passport regulations shall be deported. Counsel for O’Callaghan announced that the question of deportation would be contested in the courts. INSISTS ON DEPORTATION WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 (by Asso ciated Press).—The question of the deportation of Lord Mayor O’Calla ghan of Cork has been referred to Secretary of Labor Wilson by the state department, which insists on deportation because he entered the United States without a passport.