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VOL. 6. NO. 41 _ CORDOVA, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1921 PRICE TEN CENTS
I...—---—---—_____ t DAWSON, Jan. 19 (by Associated Press).—Frank Wilkins, a Yukon pio neer, battled for his life in snowdrifts against a heavy wind, but perished almost in sight of Stewart City when his feet gave out. Marks in the r snow showed that he crawled several hundred yards before he gave up. FOUR KILLED I FIGHTING NEAR GALWAY LONDON, Jan. 19 (by Associated Press).—Pour civilians were killed and several Blacks and Tans wounded in a fight in County Galway, Ireland, according to a report received here. *The fight started when a Black and Tan patrol was ambushed near the city of Galway. DUBLIN STILL CORDONED DIUBL1N, Jan. 19 (by Associated Press).—An area a mile square in North Dublin is still cordoned by police, who said they are seeking men and the seizure of arms, follow ing an official report that stores of arms have been found in Cork. Only two arrests have been made in the fcrea under guard. DISMISS TEACHERS FOR MEMBERSHIP IN COMMUNIST PARTY ALBANY, N. Y„ Jan, 19 (by Asso ciated Press).—Frank Gilbert, acting commissioner of education, in a de cision reached yesterday, holds that membership or participation in the Communist Party of America is suf ficient ground for the dismissal of a public school teacher. The decision was made in dismissing the appeal of | Julia Pratt from discharge as a | teacher by a school board MURDER CHARGE PLACED AGAINST SEATTLE BANDIT SEATTLE, Jan. 19 (by Associated Press).—The four bandits who killed Patrolman S. V. L. Stevens in a gun fight last week in the Ballard dis trict have been charged with first degree murder. Creighton Dodge, who was seriously wounded in the battle between the bandits and the officers, is charged with the actual shooting of Stevens, and the others charged with complicity in the crime. DENIES RUMOR THAT BIG BOUT CALLED OFF NEW YORK. Jan. 19 (by Associ ated Press).—Tex Rickert, one of the promoters of the Carpentier-Dempsey championship bout, denies that the bout has been called off. as an I nounced by the New York Times. Easy to Detect Hostile ' Fleet Twenty-four Hours Before Reaching Coast SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19 (by As sociated Press). — California’s coast line of defense against a hostile fleet is now 250 miles at sea and before the end of the year a chain of stations ■will be able to detect a hostile fleet twenty-four hours before it can reach the coast, according to Lieutenant Commander Scott P. McCaughey, dis trict communication superintendent ot the Twelfth naval district here. Directing-finding compass stations are operating off San Francisco bay, Eureka and Point Arguello. Within a I month stations will be opened protect ing Santa Barbara, San Pedro and San Diego and one close to the Mexican border. Before the end of the year stations will be erected along the Washington, Oregon and Alaska coasts, some thirty stations. Then a ship can be accurately located more than 400 miles at sea. This new coast defense, a war invention which saved the British fleet in the battle of Jut FIX SALARIES BEFORE ASKING SHARE PROFITS MEXICO, Jan. 19 (by Associated Press).-—Press).—A resolution calling for inauguration of profit sharing In industrial plants was rejected at the final meeting of the Federation of Labor, which decided it w'ould first seek legislation fixing minimum sal ► aries. r» land and saved London from Zeppelin attack, is used in peace time to save vessels from fogs and wrecks by er rors in steering a false course. Twelve hundred bearings a month have been given by the San Francis co radio-compas, or directing-finding stations. These groups of radio com pass stations intercept radio waves from vessels and can accurately lo cate the vessel by determining the di rection from which the waves come. Mariners, who were skeptical when plans for the stations were an nounced, today are co-operating en thusiastically, according to Lieuten ant-Commander McCoy. Several wrecks have been averted. Recently a Transpacific liner ran into a shoal off San Francisco during a fog. The radio-compass stations gave the lin er’s bearings as ten miles distant from where the captain’s dead reck oning placed it. Lifting of the fog proved the radio-compass direction right and the captain wrong. GAS PRICE INCREASED TO PORTLAND PATRONS SALEM, Ore., Jan. 19 (by Associ ated Press).—The public service com mission of Oregon has authorized in creased gas rates in Portland and vicinity from $1 to $1.35 for the first ten thousand feet and an increase from 50 cents to 85 cents per month as the minimum meter rate. BLOND BEAUTY CONFESSES TO MANY CRIES CHICAGO, Jan. 19 (by Associated Press).—A woman who gave the name of Mrs. Cleopatra, a 23-year-old blonde beauty, has confessed to the police that she has participated in oO holdups and robberies within the last two months. She said she be came a criminal when her husband failed. FIFTY-MILE GALE SWEEPS NEW YORK NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (by Associ ated Press).—A forty-eight mile gale was blowing here yesterday. One woman was blown into a manhole ind another thrown to the pavement. BILL REDUCING SIZE OF ARMY GOES THROUGH WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (by Asso ciated Press).—The senate has set aside the resolution passed last week reducing the army to 150,000 and adopted a new resolution fixing the limit at 175,000 men. The secretary of war is directed to stop recruiting until that number has been reached. The house took the same action. DEATH PENALTY FOR AUTOMOBILE THEFT _ « JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 19 (by Associated Press).—A bill mak ing automobile theft a capital crime, punishable by* death penalty, has been introduced in the legislature. Twenty Million Europeans Desirous of Entering U. S. As Fabled Land of Promise BY COL. WINFIELD JONES WASHINGTON, Jan. 19.—Special Correspondence). —- If the United States put up the immigration bars, j as is now expected, European inimi-! gration will flow to the Latin-Ameri can republics, in the opinion of mem-! bers of congress and officials of the pan-American union. Millions of Europeans, suffering j front the horrors of war, and the ter-1 rible economic conditions that have! existed in many nations on the con-j tinent even in those countries that | are now at peace, are seeking new ] homes in other lands. Because many of their close or collateral relatives are now in the United States their eyes naturally have been turned to the land of Stars and Stripes. With the bars put up in this country the immigration flood from Europe will not stop or even be halted—it will be simply *be diverted toward other) lands. These countries which will j offer homes to the European seeking) anew his fortune and better living i conditions lie south of the Panama! canal. Many of the countries of South i America would welcome the Euro pean home seekers. This is especial ly so in the case of Brazil and the Argentine republic. Large numbers of Germans are already colonized in Brazil, and large numbers of Italians and Spaniards in the Argentine. The Germans are so numerous in Brazil it is said they control several of the Brazilian states. One reason why the Europeans, seeking new homes have not paid' much attention to the South American j countries is because there exists a j general lack of information, not to j say ignorance, in Europe concerning pan-Am erica and the countries that lie south of the equator. On the oth er hand nearly every European knows something of the United States and the possibilities of earning money and becoming politically a man in the “land of the free and the home of the brave.” The South American countries are all sparsely populated. It is said that practically all the population of Eu rope proper could bettle in Brazil and the Argentine without crowding each other. In both republics as well as many of the smaller pan-American countries, there are vast areas suit able for farming and cattle raising. In these countries the manufacturing industries, however, are small and are already almost wholly in the hands of i the natives. The Europeans going to j pan-America would be forced to en-i gage in agricultural and kindred pur suits. The South American countries arc not alive to the possibilities of Eu ropean immigration, according to of ficials of the pan-American Union. The steamship companies plying to South American ports also do not seem to realize the possibilities of diverting the stream of European im migrants to these countries, though doubtless when immigration is cut off to the United States these concerns will soon be shipping thousands of Europeans to the southern lands. As far as Mexico and the Central, American countries are concerned! these republics do not offer inviting fields to the Europeans. Mexico has never made an effort to secure new setlers and those that went to that country uninvited were usually sorry later, particularly after the end of the Porfirio Diaz regime and the follow ing years when the country was rev olution-torn and bandit-ridden. Per haps under the Obregon administra tion conditions will change for the better and Mexico will become a haven for the courageous and enter prising European. Central America offers practically nothing to the immigrant. In the Central American lands about the only offerings are those which require large capital to engage in agricul tural activities on a big scale. The manufacturing chances are very poor and labor is badly paid. The Euro pean will do well to avoid all of the Central American countries as a new home. It is estimated by the bureau or la bor that more than 25,000,000 Eu ropeans are now waiting and planning to leave their home lands. Most of these men and women want to come to the United States which they be lieve to be the fabled land of prom ise. If they are prevented from enter ing this country they will enter some other and there are no other coun tries to go to except in pan-America. If prevented from coming to the Unit ed States they will go to South America. ■It seems likely now that congress will put up the immigration bars, if not at this session certainly at the next congress, and halt all immigra tion for at least one year, and per haps for a longer period. WANT PORT CHARGES MADE AGAINST SHIPS INSTEAD OF CARGO SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 1!) (by As sociated Press).—W. S. Lincoln, of the Seattle port commission, at a meeting here of a committee from the Pacific Coast Port Authorities' Association, proposed" that port charges at all Pacific ports be made against the ships and railroads in stead of against the cargo, and the committee is considering the adoption of uniform charges. BOMB EXPLODES IN TAXI GARAGE FATAL RESULTS PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 19 (by Asso ciated Press).—Two inspectors were killed and several employes slightly injured when a bomb exploded in a garage of the Quaker City Taxi Company, the chauffeurs of which company have been on strike for several weeks. The bomb was found in a taxi cab ten days ago. During the strike several cabs have been stolen and wrecked. MILLION DOLLAR FIRE IN MASSACHUSETTS WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 19 (by Associated Press).—Fire which de stroyed the Knowles building yester day spread to nineteen other buildings within a radius of a mile, while a lumber yard in another part of the city also burned. The total loss is more than $1,000,000. NAVY PLANE IN PANAMA FLIGHT REPORTED LOST ABOARD U. S. S. NEW MEXICO, AT SEA, Jan. 19 (by Associated Press).—Two divisions of destroyers attached to the Pacific fleet have been ordered to search for the nava\ place NC-6, which is reported lost off Costa Rica. The plane was one of the participants in the flight from San Diego to Balboa. The NC-5 with the same group was forced down and partially wrecked off the Gulf of Nicoya. The crew is aboard the destroyer Munford, which is standing by. The NC-6 was last seem a short distance from the Gulf of Nicoya and the fate of the crew is unknown. The Atlantic fleet is due in Pana ama bay today. YOUTHS STEAL MAIL SACKS AT UNION STATION CHICAGO, Jan. 19 (by Associated Press),—Five youthful bandits held up a mail truck at the Union station, escaping in an automobile with 12 sacks, 10 of which contained regis tered mail, part of which was a fed eral reserve money shipment to St. Paul. The value of the loot has not been determined. Curfew Law at Dublin Barring Social Events Is Hard Blow to Irish DUBLIN, Jan. 19 (by Associated Press).—The 10 o’clock curfew, lately put into effect, hit Dublin a hard blow. The city had accommodated itself easily to a mianrgnt closing hour pre viously in force, but the 10 o’clock em bargo on all activity meant the com plete abandonment of all social func tions in the evening. The result has been to kill all the trade serving such events. The great stores are almost idle, and the managers of some of the most popular of them say that they are operating at a loss. There is no de mand for new dresses. The theaters are suffering most. At one house the first night after cur few, there were only eleven people in the alditorium. The moving picture houses are doing better, but they all have to close at nine to enable their patrons to get home before the curfew PROHIBITION SEEMS FAILURE IN NEW YORK NEW YORK, Jan. 19 (by Associ ated Press).—The number of persons arrested for intoxication in New York in the first year of prohibition em forcement was 166 greater than the year before, it became known today on a compilation of the arrests made. Prom June to December the monthly j scale of those arraigned increased. ONE-THIRD LESS WAGE SCALE IS AGREED TO HOQUIAM, Wash., Jan. 19 (by As sociated Press).—The wage scale board of the employes and employers of the Grays Harbor district have agreed to a "331-3 per cent cut in the wages of loggers, with a mini mum of $4 a day in camps. The ac tion was taken to permit the camps in the district to resume operations. hour. The music halls which used to open to two houses a night have now only one. As they were always full for each performance this means cut ting off half their income. The tramway company’s cars are now nearly empty in the evenings. They lately raised the fares by par liamentary authority to enable them to meet increased expenses, but the drop due to the curfew has more than wiped out the additional receipts. The regulation is declared to be im posed in the interest of the public to induce them to avoid the risks of be ing abroad after dark. In present conditions, even if there were no cur few, many people would be too timid to leave home in the evenings. Still there is much criticism of the imposition of a curfew at 10 o’clock at night, provoked by assassinations which took place at 9 o'clock in the morning.