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The Cordova Daily Times
VOL. 6. NO. 143 _CORDOVA, ALASKA, THURSDAY, MAY, 19, 1921 PRICE TEN CENTS Appointment of Governor Not Expected for Several Weeks ADMIRAL BOAT LEFT SEATTLE THIS MORNING SEATTLE, May 19 (by Associated Press).—The Admiral Watson sailed for Alaska this morning with a lull crew. Every berth was taken and many Alaskans who have been wait ing for a chance to get home since the strike started were refused ac commodations. The departure of the Watson was de layed several hours to select the most essential supplies to complete the cargo. The Admiral line announced that every effort will be made to sign a crew for the City of Seattle to sail next Monday or Tuesday. The Watson carried 262 passengers, those for Cordova being Mrs. Rodin, Mrs. W. L. Cooper, Mrs. E. Strand, ileorge Burleigh, Mrs. F. H. Foster, Miss Marion Foster, and 13 steerage. The Watson left 400 tons of cargo on the dock, which will be sent on the City of Seattle. The City of Seattle will sail May 28, it was definitely announced late this afternoon. Davis Given Full Power to Settle WASHINGTON, May 19 (by Asso ciated Press). — Marine engineers, radio operators and seamen, after a conference last night, gave Secre tary of Labor Davis full power to make a settlement for them with the shipping board on the wage contro versy. It is understood Secretary Davis’ proposal to the shipping board will provide for a IB per cent wage re duction, but an increase in overtime and working conditions which may make the actual reduction between 10 and 12% per cent. No More Agreements With Labor Unions NEW YORK, May 19 (by Associ ated Press).—The executive and wage lommitteeB of the American Steam ship Owners' Association have adopt ed resolutions setting forth that here after the organization will have no signed agreements with seagoing em ployes of labor unions. Deny Report That High Wage Offered SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 (by As sociated Press).—Statements that ex pert ship crew workers now on strike have been offered $1,000 a month each for a period of ten months, made by the Engineers’ Beneficial Associa tion, were denied today by the ship owners and operators. Shipping Board Remaining Firm SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 (by As sociated Press).—Despite reports of a possible settlement of the marine strike through certain concessions by both sides, there has been no change in the position of the shipping board, Chairman Benson declared in a tele gram today to local officials of the board. The board will continue to sign crews at the new scale only. REGISTERED POUCHES STOLEN IN WYOMING CHEYENNE, Wyo., May 19 (by As sociated Press).—A mail car was robbed here yesterday, eight regis tered pouches being stolen. NEW NAVAL ATTACHE AT BRITISH EMBASSY LOS ANGELES, May 19 (by Asso ciated Press).—Rear Admiral Nathan C. Twining, chief of staff of the Pa cific fleet, has been notified of his appointment as naval attache to the American embassy in Great Britain. He is expected to leave Washington on August 1. MORE NOMINATIONS MADE BY PRESIDENT WASHINGTON, May 19 (by Associ ated Press).—(President Harding has nominated W. Irving Glover of New' York to be third assistant postmaster general and John Edwards Mitchell of Indiana to be solicitor for the postoffice department. THREE HUNDRED COME NORTH ON SEATTLE, May 19 (by Associated Press). — (Delayed). — The steamer Northwestern sailed at 8 o’clock Tues day night for Alaska, carrying 300 passengers. Those for Cordova were: John Finnerty, A. E. Livelesley, H. It. Townsend, J. R. Elmer, Walter Wood, Peter Itanden, Richard Ountzel, Phil lip Kreiger, A. H Hultgren, G. Ras ang, L. Rose, J. B. Carlyle, W. B. Phin, Henry Ulrich, wife and baby, Mrs. Pritchard. Nettie Meyers, C. A. Lille, Mrs. Chas. L. Willarby, A. L. McCord, S. A. Baker, C. R. Urie, Dan Simmons H. McCue, George Bodfish, W. A. Ewing, Erick Danielson, J. E. Ericksen, E. E. Ilorling, Tom Mester, Robert Bowen, V. G. Hyicks and 75 second clas§. HARDING APPROVES IMMIGRATION BILL WASHINGTON, May 19 (by Asso ciated Press).—President Harding to day signed the immigration restric j tion bill. NEGROES DEAD AFTER BATHE WITH OFFICERS BYRONVILLE, Ga., May 19 (by As sociated Press).—Two negroes were killed and four others wounded, one perhaps fatally, in a clash between a sheriff’s posse and negroes last night. Twenty negroes were arrested. The negroes barricaded themselves in Bergdoll, sentenced Tuesday to a sought to collect taxes. PREMIERSUPPORTED AT ITALIAN CTION ROME, May 19 (by Associated l Press).—Returns from the parliamen | tary election held Sunday give the coalitionists supporting Premier Gio llttl 266 seats. The Socialists send 121 members to the chamber of depu ties. GOVERNORSHIP IS HELD BACK INDEFINITELY _ i SEATTLE, May 19 (by Associated Press).—The correspondent of the Times at Washington says it is un- ■ likely that a governor of Alaska will be appointed for some time, accord ing to intimations from the White [ House. While nothing definite has been given out, it is understood President Harding has about made up his mind not to appoint any of the present candidates. It was generally under stood two weeks ago that Colonel Perkins would be named, but a num ber of telegrams to the president in sisting that the delegate and national committeeman indorsements be con sidered caused the matter to be de ferred. Apparently friends of Scott Rone, former editor of the Post-Intelltgen cer, have not been able to make any headway in advocating his car. didacy. ST" i Officials of the administration who are in charge of investigating can didates for the appointment are be coming openly disgusted with the whole situation. The campaign for office has been a repetition of the old story of the candidates destroying each other, according to those close to the president. JAPAN WOULD BE WIPED OFF EARTH BY U. S. CHICAGO, May 19 (by Associated Press). — George Gleason, interna tional Y. M. C. A. secretary, address ing the international disarmament congress here yesterday, declared a fight to a finish between the United States and Japan would result in Japan being wiped from the map. He has just returned from a long trip to the Orient. He declared, however, that there is no possibility of war be tween the two countries. WOULD MAKE TARIFF EFFECTIVE AT ONCE WASHINGTON, May 19 (by Asso ciated Press).—Preparatory to the in troduction of a revised permanent tariff, Congressman Longworth has introduced a resolution to make ef fective immediately all rates carried by the bill as reported. Temporary rates would thus be set up and be effective while the bill is journeying through congress. OFFERS SCREENS FOR WELFARE OF PEOPLE WASHINGTON, May 19 (by Asso ciated Press).—A committee of mo tion picture theater owners of Amer ica has tendered President Harding the free use of motion picture screens throughout the country for the dis semination of any message the gov ernment wishes to spread for the welfare of the people. CURRY REPLIES TO CRITICISMS FROM WALLACE WASHINGTON, May 19 (by Asso ciated Press).—-Congressman Curry of California, chairman of the committee on territories of the house, whose pro posed bill for an Alaska development board was criticised by Secretary of Agriculture Wallace, replying to the Wallace’s letter, said: “I venture to suggest that no plan that might be conceived by the mind of man would ever meet with the unanimous approval of all the 57 vari eties of bureau officials who now gov ern Alaska from Washington and hold in their absolute control the prosper ity, development and welfare of the territory and the happiness of its peo ple.” Curry declared that the outstand ing fact about Alaska is that the bu reaucratic government of the terri tory has failed. EX-GOVERNOR CATTS INDICTED FOR PEONAGE PENSACOLA, Ela., May 19 (by As sociated Press).—Sydney J. Catts, for mer governor of Florida, was indicted yesterday on a charge of peonage by the federal grand jury. WILL SCATTER ASHES OF LANE TOFOUR WINDS CHICAGO. May 19 (by Associated Press).—The body of Franklin K. Lane, former secretary of the in terior. who died yesterday at Roches ter. Minn., will be cremated and the ashes taken to the top of El Capitan peak in the Yosemite valley and scat tered to the winds. In compliance with his wishes there will be no fun eral services, and also in compliance with his wishes only the immediate members of the family will attend the cremation. BERGDOLL PROPERTY SEIZED BY COURTS PHILADELPHIA, May 19 (by As sociated Press).—Judgment has been entered in the federal court against all the property of Mrs. Emma G. Bergdoll, sentenced TTuesday to a year and a day in prison and fined $7,000 on charges of conspiracy to aid her sons to desert from the army. It is reported she declared she would never pay the fine. REACH AGREEMENT ON EMERGENCY TARIFF WASHINGTON, May 19 (by Asso ciated Press).—'Senate and house con ferees have reached an agreement on the emergency tariff bill and the measure probably will be passed Fri day. The house delegates accepted the senate anti-dumping provisions ■with a few changes. MME. CURRY RECEIVES RICHARDS MEMORIAL NEW YORK, May 19 (by Associat ed Press).—Madame Marie Curry, co discoverer of radium, who arrived iu this country last week, will receive the Ellen Richards memorial, which pays $2,000 as an annual award for notable achievements in science and education. ENGINEER ON TRAIN DIES AT THROTTIE ROLL.A, Mo., May 19 (by Associat ed Press).—J. C. Hynes, an engineer on a St. Louis-San Francisco passen ger train, dropped dead yesterday at the throttle while the train was run ning thirty miles an hour. The fire man stopped the train. PROHIBITION ENFORCEMENT _ i WASHINGTON, May 19 (by Asso ciated Press),—'Prohibition enforce ment headquarters have announced that about 700 enforcement officers throughout the country have been temporarily laid off for lack of funds' to pay their salaries. Anti-saloon League officials pre dict a large increase in liquor law lessness as a result of the reduction in the federal prohibition forces by more than two-thirds for forty days beginning Friday, which was an nounced today because of lack of available funds. Of the 500 who will remain after Friday, only 350 are actual enforcement agents, the others being office clerks. TROTZKY REPORTED AS SERIOUSLY ILL I _ RIGA, May 19 (by Associated Press).—Leon Trotzky, Russian Bol shevist war minister, is reported to be seriously ill. HUGHES SENDS POLAND REPLY ABOUT SILESIA WASHINGTON, May 19 (by Asso ciated Press).—Poland’s request for American support in the settlement of the Upper Silesian question has evoked a formal note from Secretary of State Hughes, who said the Amer ican representatives abroad will take no part in the Silesian discussions, and declared it to be the tradiaional policy of the United States not to be come involved in matters of purely European concern. OMSK CAPTURED AND TOMAK MARCHED ON COPENHAGEN, May 19 (by Asso ciated Press).—Omsk, Siberia, has been captured, and 40,000 men are marching on Tomsk. DEATH CLAIMS CHIEF JUSTICE AT WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, May 19 (by Asso ciated Press).—Chief Justice Edward Douglas White of the United States supreme court, died at 2 a. m. at a hospital where he underwent an oper ation Friday. He was 76 years old. The aged jurist had been uncon scious since Tuesday, when he suf fered an acute dilation of the heart. The last sacrament was administered late last night. The death of the chief justice cast a shadow over the capital, where he was held in the highest esteem. Democrats and Republicans alike joined in expressions of sorrow and the senate adjourned after a brief eulogy to the jurist by Senator Uodge. The funeral services will be pri vate, the supreme court justices act ing as honorary pallbearers. Mem bers of the cabinet and others high in the government service will attend. The choice of a successor to the chief justice is a most widely dis cussed subject, and although specula tions center most around President Taft, others are mentioned, including Secretary of State Hughes and form er Senator Sutherland of Utah. President and Mrs. Harding called at the White home today to express their condolences. An executive order has been issued closing down the machinery of the government during the funeral Satur day. Edward Douglas White was born in Louisiana, Novenfber 3, 1845, and was the son of Edward D. White, sev enth governor of Louisiana. He re ceived his early education in his na tive state, afterwards attending Mount St. Mary’s, near Einmettsburg, Md.; Jesuit college, New Orleans, and Georgetown college, District of Col umbia. Degrees of LL. D. were con ferred on him by Georgetown col lege in 1904 and by Harvard in 1905. He was admitted to the bar in 1868 and practiced in Louisiana, was a member of the state senate in 1874; and was elected associate justice of the Louisiana supreme court in 187S. From 1891 to 1894 he served as United States senator from Louisiana. On February 19, 1894, he was ap pointed associate justice of the su preme court, and became chief jus tice on December 12, 1910. Justice White was also a member and chan cellor of the board of regents of the Smithsonian institute. In politics he was a Democrat. HOSPITAL PATIENT SWALLOWS RADIUM QUIINCY, nil.. May 19 (by Asso ciated Press).—Radium worth $6,000. accidentally swallowed by a patient in a hospital here Tuesday, was re covered yesterday by a stomach inci sion. BIG APPROPRIATIONS FOR WEST PROVIDED WASHINGTON, May 19 (by Associ ated Press).—The senate has accepted the committee amendments to the naval appropriation bill, providing $800,000 for the Sand Point, Waah.. naval air station, and $1,000,000 for a submarine base at San Pedro.