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The Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines ®j)t Corboba Batty ®tme£ (Member of the Associated Press) vr»l q NO U CORDOVA, ALASKA. THURSDAY^'JANUARY"! I. 1923 PRICE TEN CENTS . Exiled Monarch Meets Death On Eve Of Journey PALERMO, Sicily, .Tan. 11.—For mer King Constantine, of Greece, died here today from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage. The royal exile, who has been living here since his expulsion from Greece some months ago, has been suffering for some time from arterio sclerosis and nephritis, but his death came wholly unbit Jteetedly and with great shock to his family. Constantine had made every plan for starting tomorrow for Naples, whence he expected to go later to Florence, where he intended to make his future home. His wife, ex-Queen Sophia, a sister of the former German Kaiser, and his three daughters were at his bedside rvhen the end came. Born on August 3, 1868, Constan tine was educated largely by private tutors from Leipsic, which was said to have stamped upon him a per manent German influence. His mili tary education was furthered by at tendance at manoeuvres in Germany. Constantine’s reign d,ated from March 18, 1913, when his father George I. was assassinated. After having been once dismissed as commander of the Greek Army in 1909, because of popular clamor against him Constantine, then Crown Prince, became a national hero in the Balkan war of 1912, by leading a Greek Army to the capture of Sal oniki from the Turks, as a result of which he was accorded the pop ular title of “The Liberator.” Brief as the reign was, Constan tine had enjoyed prior to the begin ning of the great war in 1914, a period of remarkable popularity and had increased the territory of the Greek monarchy by over 60 per cent. His attitude of opposition toward the Entente when their troops occupied part of Greek territory in the Mace donian campaign against the Teu tonic allies, however, brought him into conflict with the statesmen of Greece and resulted in the estab lishment of a provisional government headed by Eleutherios Venizelos, whom the King had driven from the post of Premier. Throughout a long series of ne gotiations and conflict with the En tente commanders Constantine was often accused of being pro-German in sympathies, largely, it was charged ,as a result of the influ ence of Queen Sophia, sister of the German Emperor, whom he married in 1889. Constantine declared that he desired only to maintain neutral ity and that he was actuated not by pro-German sympathies but by considerations of the welfare of the Greeks. Constantine I. abdicated the throne of Greece in June, 1917, at the de mand of Great Britain, France and Russia, powers which had guaran teed the constitutional liberty of the Greeks. He ruled over the destinies of the Hellenes for a little more than four years, during which it is charged that he nullified the Greek constitution by repeated dismissals of parliament opposed to his pro-Ger man attitude in the war. created an intolerable condition affecting not only Greece but the Eentente allies, and, in the words of Premier Ribot of France, had “amply justified the intervention of the protecting pow ers.” In yielding his throne, Con stantine nominated his second son, Alexander, as his successor, elimin ating the claims of Crown Prince George, whose attitude was regarded as pro-German. Alexander was ac ceptable to the Entente powers and to Premier Venizelos of the provi sional government, which had been established at Saloniki, and he as sumed the Crown. Two years ago, as the result of a popular plebiscite in which Eleu therios Venizelos was repudiated as Premier, Constantine was again called to the throne of Greece, but the recent disaster to the Greek Army in Thrace brought about a re volutionary movement which forced him again to abdicate, his son being named as his successor. Constan tine was exiled from Greece, and since that time has been living with his family at Palermo. KLAN MEMBER DOESN’T KNOW LEADERS’NAMES BASTROP, Jail. 11.—Declaring him self to have been a charter member of the Ku Klux Klan, and to be still a member of the organization, Fred Higginbottom testified on the wit ness stand today that though he at tended the meetings of the Klan, he could name but one officer of it. This official, he said, was Captain Skipworth, Exalted Cyclops of Moore house Parish. WOULD ABOLISH WEST VIRGINIA DRYSQUAD CHARLESTON, W. Va., Jan, 11. An effort to abolish the State Prohibi tion Department will be made when the Legislature meets this month, ac cording to current reports here. The effort will originate in the House of Delegates, which is Democratic. What will be the attitude of the upper cham ber, which is Republican, is uncertain. That the Prohibition Department is a needless expense to the taxpayers will be contended by those fathering the move. Democratic candidates for the Legislature, in their pre-election campaign., pledged themselves to re duce taxes if put into office. The De partment of Prohibition formerly was a bureau in the Tax Commissioner's office, but the last Legislature, which was Republican in both branches, mad.; it a separate department, W. G. Brown, incumbent, was appointed its first head. Supporters of the abolition move want the enforcement of the prohibi tion law placed back in the hands of state and county officers. Enforce ment can'be effectively accomplished this way. it is contended, since the 'state police have been recognized and j enlarged under act of the last Legis lature. The burden of dry law en I forcement has fallen upon the state 'police, anyway it is declared, and they, with the co-operation of county , authorities, are capable of discharging the duty as effectively as it can ho done by the present Prohibition De partment. Should additional forces be neces sary an effort will be made to divert the appropriation for the Prohibition Department to the Department "t Pub lic Safety, under which the state po lice operate. Any move to abolish the department or reduce its appropriation will be bitterly fought by the Anti-Saloon League, of which Rev. O. M. Pullen is the head. HISTORICAL MARKER FOR HOME OF DANIEL BOONE CHARLESTOWN, W. Va„ Jan. 11. —-Daniel Boone's homo at Kanawha City is to be designated by a mark er, or monument, by the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Thom as Field, of this city, has been ap pointed chairman of a committee. FRENCH ARMY ENTERS RHINE WITHOUT SHOT tfHPKN. ,1am 11: —Carrying nut the entire manoeuvre without the firing of a single shot., the French Army had made the occupation of the Ruhr Valley an accomplished fact before noon today, says an Associated Press correspondent with the French Army. Marching into Fssen this morning the troops at once began the pa trolling of the streets. Sentries took up their positions at the entrance to the great Krupp works. The City Hall square is commanded by a bat tery of tanks, while infantry pickets are holding the railway station. No opposition to the occupation has been encountered, the entire pro cess being orderly and without inci dent. GERMANS DECLARE PEACE TERMS BROKEN AMSTERDAM, Holland, .Ian. 11.— Immediately following the accom plishment of tile French occupation, Geremany will take measures in pro test of the action, according to in formation received here by tele graph from Berlin. The German Government will consider that the Versailles Peace Treaty has been broken and will declare its execution no longer operative. On that basis Germany will refuse to continue ne gotiations with the Reparations Com mission unless the injustice of the French invasion is removed. It is further announced that there will be a general reduction in the supply of alcoholic liquors, and that next Sun day will be declared a national day of mourning. -• MOB DEMANDS EXPULSION ESSEN, Jan. 11.—A civilian mob of five thousand persons assembled yesterday afternoon at the Hotel Kaiserhof, demanding the expulsion of the members of the French Com mission. The mob was quieted, how ever, by the persuasive efforts of Dr. Luther, mayor of Essen, who suc ceeded in getting them to return to their homes. The mob dispersed singing patriotic songs. ESSEN QUIET PARIS, Jan. 15.—Reports from the occupationary forces at Essen are to the effect that the occupied city is quiet today following the arrival yesterday of French troops. Stores are open, tramways are running, factories are working and people are busy with their usual occoupations. -»-— COMMANDEERS TRANSPORTS DUSSELDORF, Jan. 11. - General DeGoutee, commanding the French oc cupationary forces, arrived here yes terday. Orders were at once issued directing all drivers and owners of motor trucks to hold themselves in readiness to transport French troops within half an hour of receiving the j orders. --- TROOPS FILTER IN MUELHEIM. Jan. 11. — French ’ troops, filtering through the bridge heads in the area of occupation, have reached Muelheim. The Belgian rein forcements are arriving by way of Ruhrort. * RELATIONS SEVERED BERLIN, Jan 11. — The German i minister to Belgium has been recalled. TWO MEET DEATH IN LIQUOR RAID AUSTIN, Tex., Jan. U.—As the re sult of a gun battle which ensued yes terday when prohibition officers made a raid on a liquor cache, two men were killed and one was taken pris oner. Two hundred quarts of liquor were seized by the officers. WOULD PROTECT WORKING WOMEN BY NEW STATUTE Washington, Jan. 11.—■The pro tect ion of women from exploitation iu industries in which they are em ployed, as to wages, hours and work ing conditions, was the keynote of an address delivered here today at the opening of the Conference of Women in Industry, which was called by the Women’s Bureau of the De partment of Labor. Among other re forms advocated by the Secretary (t Labor was the removal of mothers : from industrial occupations. WILLARD BARRED BY AGE LIMIT FROM BOUT WITH JACK DEMPSEY ! TOPEKA, Kan., .Tan. 11.—That Jess! Willard is at least forty years old, i according to official records, and is j therefore barred from participating j in a match with Jack Dempsey under j (lie rules of the New York Boxing Commission, is the declaration being! commented on in boxing circles here j today. Willard’s manager recently [ gave Willard’s age as 3t>, but the . marriage license and other papers ' of the boxer show him to be 40 j years old. The rules of the Boxing ( Commission place the age limit at j 38. HOPE AGREEMENT ON DEBT FUNDING AT EARLY DATE WASHINGTON, Jan. 11—That an agreement on the Question of the re funding of the British debt will be reached before the date set for the sailing of the British Commission on January 20th, was the feeling ex pressed yesterday by Secretary Mel lon, chairman of the American Debt Commission. REVOLT BREAKS OUT IN EAST PRUSSIA WASHINGTON. Jan. 11. That the entire district of Memel in East Prussia has broken out in revolt is the substance of a telegram received here today at the Lithuanian Lega tion from the Government at Kovno. The message states that the citizens are demanding that the territoroy be separated from Prussia and made a part of the Lithuania. FRANCE DEPRESSED BY AMERICAN MOVE PARIS. Jan. 11—The French army and the people of France were greatly depressed yesterday over the an nouncement of the order for the with J drawal of American troops from the Rhine. It is generally anticipated that the actio* on the part of the United States will be construed as a rebuke to France on the eve of her independ ent action in the occupation of Ruhr. BRITISH MAY REPLACE PARIS, Jan. 11.—A rumor is cur rent here today in official quarters to the effect that on the withdrawal of American troops from the Rhine British troops will be sent to re place them. DISTRESSED SUB IS TAKEN IN TOW NEW YORK, Jan. 11.—The sub marine S-19, which sent out an S. O. S. call last night, reporting herself in distress off Cape Hatterns, was taken in tow today by the submar ine tender Savannah, according to a wireless message received here. MEN QUERIED ON KNOWLEDGE OF ATTACK BASTROP, La., Jan, 11.-That Jeff Burnett, now under arrest charged with the murder of Richards and Dan iels, the two men whose bodies were found in Lake Lafourche, was one of two unmasked men who held him up on the road the same day Richards is alleged to have been first questioned by them, was the testimony given yes terday by Harry J. Wells, an automo bile dealer of this place. Wells stat ed that he had been stopped and questioned as to what he knew of an attack that had been made on Dr. McKoin, his testimany supplementing that of Mrs. L. F. Richards, wife of one of the slain men. Mrs. Richards stated that her husband had been taken to the Monroe road on August 19, where he was questioned as to his knowledge of the attack on Dr. Mc Koin, and that he had been released when he declared that he knew noth ing about it. LABOR TO BACK PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 11.—Or ganized labor will make a concerted effort to seat progressive candidates in Congress during coming elections. It is confident the majority of delegates in the Senate and House at the next session w'ill be sufficient ly progressive to guarantee public in terest and unsaddle Wall Street from power. These statements were made by Frank Morrison, secretary of the American Federation of Labor, while conferring with local labor officials on plans for the American Feder ation convention, which will be held here beginning October 1. 1923. Triumphs Hailed "Defeat of anti-labor leaders, par ticularly Beveridge and Poindexter, was decidely satisfactory,” Morrison said. “Labor will be prepared at the next campaign to solidly back pro gressive candidates. “Labor’s biggest problem is un employment. The three per cent immigration law aided in cutting down unemployment in America, but labor favors complete stopping of immigration. There are 1,500,000 un employed in the country today. Morrison asserted that Judge El bert Gary and Charles Schwab have been leaders in stressing a shortage of labor, while, he avers, Depart ment of Labor statistics do not re veal even a shortage of common labor. “Such propaganda is part of a concerted plan to destroy unions. It has been the most vicious effort to discredit labor unions. Scores G. U. K. «uie "The Harding administration has been against labor in every par ticular. No legislation has been passed to relieve unemployment. At torney General Daugherty is one o£ the thorns placed by the Adminis tration in the side of labor. If Daugherty were to serve the best interests of the public he would re sign.” Morrison declared there is no jus tification for reduction of wages, because Government figures show em ployes should receive $1.70 for every dollar received in 1914. He has been secretary of the Amer ican Federation of Labor for 2G years. Previously he was employed as a printer. FISH 0U0TATIPNS KETCHIKAN, Jan. It.—Fish prices today: No fish offered. LAWYER DENIESl COMPLICITY 1 ?! ! i/s j SKARIN CASE SEATTLE, Jan. ii.—Testifying in refutation of the charges of com plicity in. the murder, which were brought against him yesterday by the , prosecution in the Skarin case, Ed I ward Von Tobel was on the stand today. The lawyer admitted, on question, that he had deposited $1760 in gold in a local bank last June, about the time the murder of Ferdi nand Hochbrunn was committed, but explained that it had been an amount accumulated through a long period with which to settle up the affairs of an estate in Austria. Von Tobel testified that the first time he saw Clara Skarin after Hochbrunn’s death was in November when he went to see her to discuss the mys terious disappearance of the real estate man. He stated that Clara Skarin told him at that time that Hochbrunn had left the gold in her possession with which to pay off workmen he had engaged, and three days later she showed him a letter. purporting to be from Hochbrunn and written in Portland, in which he stated that he was going to Cali fornia. At this point the State pre sented a telegram to Von Tobel signed by Clara Skarin and dated at Portland, in which she said that Tlocbbrunn was ill and was going to California. Von Tobel testified that he later received a letter from Cal ifornia, purporting to bear Hoch brunn's signature, and containing in structions which he obeyed. Follow ing Von Tobel’s testimony the man agers of two local telegraph offices testified that within trvo days of Hochbrunn’s death Miss Skarin had bought money transfers, paying for them in gold. To one of the man agers she stated that she had “got it out of a safety deposit box." To the other officer she said, “My uncle died and left me twenty thousand dollars.” SEES PRECEDENT FOR ENGLAND IN WITHDRAWAL i MANCHESTER, Eng., Jan. 11 — Withdrawal of the American troops on the Rhine -was commented on edi I torially by the Manchester Guardian this morning, which finds in the American move at this time a pre cedent for similar action on the part ! of England. The withdrawal, says the Guardian, removes further ques j tiou of the reparations situation, j “America and England are very much ' of the same thinking,” it declares. | “If it is right for America to with ! draw, it is probably right for us to Jdo so. The same arguments apply | to both countries.” ARMY FLYER DIES IN AIR COLLISION . SAN ANTONIO, Jan. It. — While leading an airplane squadron in ma noeuvres today the plane of Lieut. Fanda B. Johnson collided with an airship piloted by Segt. D. B. Warner. Lieutenant Johnson was instantly killed in the crash. Sergeant Warner however, after dropping two thousand feet in his ship, landed uninjured. Both planes were completely wrecked. SCHAEFER QUALIFIES TO MEET HOPPE CHICAGO, Jan. 11.—Jake Schaefer, former world's champion in 18.2 balk line billiards, yesterday won the final block in the 1500-point match with Roger Conti, champion of Franco. The victory makes Schaefer now elegible to meet Willie Hoppe, present world champion, in a match for the title to be held in New York hi March.