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The Cordova Daily Times
VOL. ^ 89. _CORDOVA, ALASKA, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 1921 PRICE TEN CENTS ©on In Trade Relations Established Between English and Russ Thru Agreement Reached LONDON, March 17 (by Associated Press).—The British and Russian trade agreement, restoring the trade relations between the two countries, was signed by representatives of both countries yesterday. The agreement provides that each party refrain from hostile acts or propaganda outside its borders against the other’s institutions or giv ing assistance or encouragement to ■any propaganda outside its borders. The Soviet government agrees par ticularly to refrain from encouraging Asiatics against British interests. A renewal of telegraphic and postal facilities are provided and blockades are prohibited. REQUEST DANCER TO TAKE CHARGE OF REVOLUTION NEW YORK, March 17 (by Asso ciated Press).—Ivan Nojnarody, Rus sian dance master and author, has been invited to go immediately to Kronstadt and take charge of the anti Belsheviki rebellion. He was leader of the Kronstadt rebellion against the czar in 1905, later escaping to the United States with Maxim Gorky. FIFTY THOUSAND MEAN DEFENDING KRONSTADT COPENHAGEN, March 17 (by Asso ciated Press).—A Helsingfors dis patch quoting an American Red Cross worker says 50,000 men are gathered at Kranstandt and the number is in creasing daily. The dispatch says the fortress is receiving necessary provi sions and has a ten years’ supply of ^ ammunition. BOLSHEVIKI INVADERS 3WEPT FROM ARMENIA NEW YORK, March 17 (by Associ ated Press).—Armenia has been vir teally cleared of Bolsheviki invaders and a new coalition government sit ting at Erivan has control of a wide area of country, according to mes sages from the Constantinople head quarters of the Near East relief. TROTZKY SAYS REPORTS OF UPRISING ARE SILLY LONDON, March 17 (by Associated Press).—Leon Trotzky, in an inter view at Moscow, is said to have called “all talk of an uprising at Petrograd and the bombardment of the town, is silly fiction.” BLUE SKY LAW IS VETOED BY GOV. HART OLYMPIA, Wash., March 17 (hy Associated Press). — Governor Hart tdday vetoed the blue sky law bill for the regulation and sale of securities in the state. PLANMEMORIAL I HONOR OF EX PRESIDENT NEW YORK, March 17 (by Asso ciated Press). — A movement was launched last night to establish a perpetual memorial in honor of Wood row Wilson. After listening to an eulogy by John Drinkwater, the Eng lish poet, to 500 men and women, a temporary committee was appoint ed to formulate details with Frank lin Roosevelt as chairman and Henry Morgantheau as treasurer. It is pro posed to railse a half million dollars, the proceeds of which are to be awarded yearly to the person who made the greatest contribution to International amity. CANNOT PARTICIPATE AVIATION DAY PARADE l BOSTON, March 17 (by Associated ] Press).—Secretary of the Navy Denby and Secretary of War Weeks have both sustained the action of army of ficers in refusing to permit members of the regulars and reserves to march in uniform in an aviation day parade because societies of Irish sympathiz ers are to participate in the parade. LEADERS TONG WARS ARRESTED IN FRISCO SAN FRANCISCO, March 17 (by Associated Prss).—Seven leaders of the Sing tong and Bing tong have been indicted as a measure to pre vent tong wars. The arrested China men may be deported. ELECTION BILL IS PASSED BY LEGISLATURE JUNEAU, March 17.—(Special to the Daily Times).—The senate passed the special election bill as amended and the house concurred in the amend ments yesterday. The bill was sent to the governor and it is expected that he will sign it and hat an elec tion will be called at once in the Sec ond division to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Representative Bur roughs. T. M. Reed, J. A. Daly and Victor A. Julian are possible candi dates. Julien is now in Seattle. Hunt introduced a resolution recom mending the appointment of a joint legislative committee of two senators and three representatives to inspect the Pioneers’ Home at Sitka, asking that the forestry service furnish a boat for the trip. In the house, Getchell presented a memorial favoring a soldiers’ land bonus, asking that congress enact leg islation to enable the territory to be stow title in fee simple to 160 acres of land to ex-service men. The Frame memorial seeking the creation of a land district in south western Alaska passed the house. WORKS ON WOODPILE TO STUDY CONDITIONS BOSTON, March 17 (by Associated Press).—‘Mayor Andrew J. Peters, dis guised himself and slept at the Way fare Lodge for unemployed last night to learn conditions at first hand. The mayor slept with forty unfortunates on a municipal bed and was routed out at five this morning to the wood pile to earn his breakfast. FLOODS DO DAMAGE AT WALLA WALLA WALLA WALLA, March 17 (by Associated Press).—Floods are doing great damage following the heaviest rains of the seasons, and many farm ers will be forced to replace their crop on the account of washouts. The militia has been called out to guard the danger points. ALL TESTIMONY ARDMORE, Okla., March 17 (by As sociated Press).—The introduction of testimony in the trial of Clara Hamon, c harged with the murder of Trite Hn mon, was completed yesterday, and arguments were begun in the after noon. The defense waived its right to ar gument and asked that the case be submitted to the jury. The court would not order a ruling because of the absence of the attorney general. COAL SHORTAGE AS RESULT OF HRS’STRIKE SEATTLE, March 17 (by Associat ed Press).—Ninety per cent of the production of commercial coal in Washington has ceased as a result of the miners’ refusal to accept wage reduction. It is expected Seattle, Tacoma and Spokane will feel a I shortage, but not seriously as Brit ish Columbia and other outside coal will be available. The operators have declared the present cost of opera tion of the mines prohibits a continu ation under the present wage scale. Meat Packers Strike May Be Averted by Conference CHICAGO, March 17 (hy Associated Press).—Representatives of unions in ten national packing plants have pledged support to the meat butters and butchers in caBe of a strike. In dications today are that none of the organizations will strike until after a conference next Monday at Washing ton between representatives of the packers and their employes with Sec retary of Labor Davis. It was decided not to resort to legal proceedings at present and no injunctions will be sought until after the conference in Washington. VOTE FOR WALKOUT ALMOST UNANMIOUS KANSAS CITY, March 17 (by As j sociated Press).—Officials of packing j house unions said today that the vote I by the unions was almost unanimous ly in favor of a walkout in the three big plants here rather than accept a 10-hour day. CUDAHY EMPLOYES ACCEPT REDUCTION MILWAUKEE, March 17 (by Asso ciated Press).—The Cudahy Packing Company announced today that its employes had voluntarily accepted a 15 per cent wage cut, with a continua tion of the present eight-hour day. DENVER EMPLOYES VOTE TO STRIKE AS PROTEST DENVER, March 17 (by Associated Press).—Employes of packing houses here voted, 551 to 18, to strike as a protest against wage reductions rang ing from 8 to 12 1-2 per cent. TO SCHOONERS DAMAGED EY FIRE AT SEA SAN FRANCISCO, March 17 (by Associated Press). The codfishing schooners City of Papeete and City of Gleendale, owned by the Alaska Cod fish Company, were damaged by fire, and a third ship, the City of Bangor, is still burning, at Redwood slough, near here, with a heavy loss. The cause of the fires is unknown. The company recently had a contro versy with its fishermen and was con ducting an investigation into the cause of their strike. There is strong evidence of incen diarism, as a quantity of bedding soaked in gasoline was found on one of the ships. CHESS CHAMPIONS PLAY A TIE GAME HAVANA, Cuba, March 17 (by As sociated Press).—Jose R. Capablancy of Cuba, and Dr. Emmanuel Laske, played a tie game after fifty moves in the first game of the world chess championship. SUSPENDED PAPERS RESUME PUBLICATION BINGHAMTON. March 17 (by As sociated Press). — All newspapers which suspended publication eight days ago because of the strike of union printers have resumed on the open shop basis. IN TROUBLE SAN FRANCISCO. March 17 (by Associated Press). — Authorities here have been advised that a warrant is en rcutte from Tacoma for the arrest of Jafet Lindeberg in connection with the financial troubles of the defunct Scandinavian-American bank at Taco ma. According to Lindeberg’s attor neys, he was indicted in connection with allegations that while he was a director, the bank loaned amounts in excess of the legal amount. He de nied all the charges. DITCH STOCG HOLDERS BRING SUIT AGAINST LINDEBERG SAN FRANCISCO, March 17 (by Associated Press). — Stockholders of the Pioneer Ditch Company in San Francisco have filed suits against Jafet Lindeberg seeking to recover the Seward Peninsula railroad, valued at $10,100, which it is alleged he bought for the company and refused to turn over, and for $100,000 which the company advanced him when he was president of the company. ASSASSINA’ PASHA ACCOUNT OLD GRUDGE ♦ BERLIN, March 17 (by Associated Press).—Salamon Teiliran, the Arme nian who assassinated Talaat Pasha, former grand vizier and minister to France from Turkey, said he sought vengeance because of Talaat’s perse cution of the Armenians and for the murder of Teiliran’s parents. Katalla and Yakataga Oil Fields to Be Developed By a California Syndicate -----A ADMIRAL WATSON IS ON WAY TO CORDOVA SEATTLE, March 17 (by Associated Press).—The steamer Watson sailed for Cordova and way ports at 10 o'clock yesterday morning, carrying 162 passenger. The following passen gers were booked for Cordova: M. O. Love, R. Robertson, T. Thompson, J. Johnson, P. A. Walden, N. Hawk inson, Harry Nelson and wife, Miss May Holm and eight steerage. HARVEY APPOINTMENT APPROVED BY BRITISH LONDON, March 17 (by Associated Press).—The British government has formally approvel the appointment of Colonel Harvey, American ambas sador to England. MAIL ROUTES ARE SOON TO BE CHANGED SEATTLE, March 17 (by Associat ed Press). — The postal authorities have announced new mail routes in Alaska, the changes being contingent on the seasonal conditions and the opening of navigation in rivers and the Bering sea. Mails for Fair banks and other points on the Yukon district will be sent via Seward over the government railroad for distribu tion until April 1, after which only first class mail and newspapers will be sect to those points. Other classes of mail will be held in Seat tle until May 5, when all mail will be routed via Sltagway and down the Yukon immediately after the ice ice breaks. The officials have stated that only half of the usual amount of mail will be held here, as the aver age has been 25,000 pounds, but this year it will only be 12,000 pounds due to increased mail facilities. The mail for Bethel and Kuskokwim river points will go via Fairbanks and the Yukon and will be dispatched by di rect steamer from Seattle to Skagway after May 15, while the mail for Nome, St. Michael and Seward pen insula points will leave Seattle by boat about May 10. SLEEPING SICKNESS MICROBE AT STOCKHOLM STOCKHOLM, March 17 (by Asso ciated Press).—Dr. Kling of the state gacteriological laboratory, has an nounced the discovery of a sleeping sickness microbe and has established the fact that the decease is infec tious. DISORDERS IN CHICAGO OVER IRISH QUESTION CHICAGO, March 17 (by Associat ed Press).—The police reserve was called out to quiet disorders during a speech by Sir Phillip Gibbs an English author and war corresponde ent, on the Irish question Sinn Fein sympathizers heckled and leered him. The Alaska Consolidated Oil Fields Company, a California corporation composed of Barth Thane and asso ciates, have arranged a deal whereby they will operate sixteen claims in the Katalla and Yakataga fields this summer, the negotiations having been made in. San Francisco by Attorney F. H. Foster, on behalf of the Cor dova owners of this property. The claims are to be worked on a royalty basis on production work. Three wells are to be drilled at Yaka taga within three months. This means big development work in the fields adjacent to Cordova, this year, as the syndicate has plenty of money. The Cordova owners of the property which is to be worked are Jack Dus tin, J. E. Currier, J. B. Carlyle ami wife, Link Wain, Chas. Ross, Jos. Ibach, Edward Tuerk, George Wolfe, Ben Watson, Chas, Auer and Elmer Games. MEMORIAL IN LEGISLATURE FOR AID FROM CONGRESS JUNEAU, March 17.—(Special to the Daily Times).—Senator E. E. Chamberlain of Seward yesterday In troduced a joint memorial in the sen ate urging congress to appropriate money for drilling such test wells in Alaska oil districts as may be recom mended by the geological survey. BONAR LAW GIVES UP PLACE IN CABINET LONDON, March 17 (by Associated Press).—Andrew Bonar Law, lord of the privy seal, has resigned his seat in the cabinet giving ill health as the cause and has also resigned gov ernment leadership in the house of commons. SOUTHERN PACIFIC TO MAKE BIG WAGE CUT PHOUNIX, Ariz., March 17 (by As sociated Press).—The Southern Paci fic has posted a notice of reduction of wages of employes effective April 16, with a minimum wage of 30 cents an hour. ALFONSO ELECTED PRESIDENT OF CUBA HAVANA, March 17 (by Associated Press).—Dr. Alfredo Zayas y Alfonso, former vice president and candidate of the conservative popular coalition party, made a clean sweep for the presidency at Tuesday’s election. GERMANY CAN NOT HOLD OUT PARIS, March 17 -(by Associated Press).—Premier Briand told the chamber of deputies yesterday that If the allies remain firm and united, the Germans will break, as they have as tonishing resources. “Germany has been vanquished, but unfortunately this is not sufficiently apparent to the German people,” the premier said. GERMANY MUST MAKE BIG PAYMENT IN GOLD PARIS, March 17 . (by Associated Press).—The allied reparations com mittee has notified Germany that it must pay one billion gold marks by March 23.