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and School of Mots W\)t Corboba ®atl|> Ctmes (Member of the Associated Press) VOL. 9. NO. 113 ~~~~ CORDOVA,"ALASKA, FRIDAY, APRlL~l 37l 923 PRICE^TEN CENTS WOULD CONFER MO POWER ON NATIVE TOWNS Bill Gives Right to Indian Villages for Self Government OTHERS ARE PRESENTED Ore Sample Frauds Among Abuses Prevented JUNEAU, April 13.—Senate Bill No. 94, greatly enlarging the powers be stowed on Indians under Chapter 11 of the Laws of 1915, was intro duced in the Senate yesterday by Senator Snodgrass. The bill vir tually gives to Indian villages the right to incorporate as cities of the second class, power to arrest and prosecute white residents for certain offenses, to levy a general tax not exceeding one per cent, and other wise adding to the powers granted by the old law. An anti-election-gamtmng measure was introduced in both Houses yes terday. prohibiting bookmaking on elections. A resolution was introduced in the I Senate by Senator Dimond authoriz ing the creation of a Sesqui-Cen tenial Commission, to be compos°d of two senators, four representatives, and with the Governor acting as chairman, to formulate plans for Alaska's participation in the celebra tion of the 150th anniversary of American Independence at Philadel phia in 1926, at which time a great exposition will be held. The reso lution was passed by the Senate and sent to the House. A memorial was introduced by Senator Ayer, calling upon Congress to repeal the act of August 1st. 1912. relative to the location of placer claims in Alaska, and to authorize the Legislature of Alaska to enact legislation covering the subject. Representative Staser introduced in the House a bill to prevent the high-grading of ores by making it obligatory to provide written evi dence of the sale or delivery of ores, concentrates and amalgams. Another bill designed as a protection against false or bogus assays was also in troduced by Staser. This bill pro vides penalties for interference with samples intended for assays. The Aldrich controller bill, and the resolution authorizing the expendi ture by the Attorney General of $10,000 in testing the legality of the Federal fisheries reserve, and de fending persons and corporations prosecuted for violations of reserve rulings therein, is slated to come up in the Senate today. MINING NOTES THURSDAY, APRIL 12 Kennecott Copper Coroporation .. 40 Mother Lode Coalition . 11% Anaconda Copper . 40% Utah Copper . 69% Chile Copper . 20 International Nickel . 14 EXPLOREROFF ON FIRST UP POLEFLIGHT Amundsen Leaves Nome on Way Wainwright for Hop-Off NOME, April 13.—Roald Amundsen, the Arctic explorer, who has been wintering at Wainwright, and who has recently been in Nome, has all prep arations made to leave here for Wain wright today. From Wainwright Amundsen and his pilot expect to fly to Point Barrow, whence they will hop off for their proposed flight across the North Pole. MILITIA BEAD BLAMED FOR FAILURE TO SEND TROOPS TO HERRIN SAN FRANCISCO, April 13.—Testi tying before the Legislative investigat ing committee yesterday relative tr the Herrin riot of last Summer Col Samuel N. Hunter, who has been ac cused of not having exercised due vigi lance in sending for troops at thi proper time, stated that he had in formed Adjutant General C. T. Black of the State Militia, on June 21st thal serious trouble was threatening at Herrin. Hunter said that Black re plied, “Let them damn fools go to it Maybe if they kill off a few they will quit.” Hunter laid upon Black the blame for the troops not having been sent. CALUMET & HECLA DECLARE A DIVIDEND BOSTON, April 13—A dividend of ten dollars a share, payable on June fifteenth, was declared yesterday by the Calumet and Hecla Copper Com pany. PARISH HEAD SHOT BY AID IN QUARREL Catholic Rector Killed in Controversy With Priest KALAMAZOO, Mich., April 13. - Father Henry O’Neill, rector of St. Au gustine’s Parish, was shot and killed yesterday by Father Charles Dillon his assistant, in the course of a quar rel which ensued during dinner. Dil lon, alleging that the rector treated him like a little boy, after the rector had ordered him from the room, went and got a revolver. Returning, he be gan shooting as he entered the room following, as he declares, the action of the rector, who had picked up a salt cellar to hurl at him. SLAYER INSANE, BELIEF OF DISTRICT JUDGE CHICAGO. April 13. — That Father Charles Dillon is insane was the opin ion expressed here this morning by Bishop Gallagher, of Detroit, who states that Dillon had endured great hardships in Spain, Italy and the Phil ippines after the Carpathian Order, tc which he belonged, was expelled from France a few years ago. That his mind had become unhinged by his ex periences is the belief of the Bishop of his diocese. TORNADO STILL ON RAMPAGE AMONG LOUISIANA TOWNS ALEXANDRIA, La., April 13.—Not content with the havoc wrought last week, a tornado for the second time visited this section yesterday, sweep ing through the town of Meriden, 30 miles south of here. Several persons were injured, fifteen houses were wrecked, and other damage was done by the gale. TEXAS STORMS TAKE DAMAGE TOLL FORT WORTH, April 13.—Water is standing several feet deep in the business section of Desdemona to day as the result of extremely heavy rains which have fallen within the past twenty-four hours. A cyclone is reported to have struck Rising Star yesterday, doing considerable damage. THREE NEGROES KILLED THIBADAUX, La., April 13.—Three negroes were killed, and a score of white persons and negroes were in jured when Bayou La Fourche near here was swept last night by a tor nado. 'Many houses were com pletely demolished by the gale. HARDING URGED NOT ABANDON ALASKA TOUR _ Seattle Chamber Wires Hope Visit Will Be Undertaken IS REPORTED HESITATING Being Influenced by Opponents Charge of Political Purpose SEATTLE, April 13.—By unani mous vote the Chamber of Com merce yesterday adopted a resolutior authorizing a committee to address to President Harding a telegram urg ing upon him that he carry out his proposed plans for a visit to Alaska, and advising him that “the people of Seattle feel that he owes it to the Territory to make a personal investigation” of the Territory's needs. The action of the Chamber was taken when reports reached the Chamber indicating that the Presi dent, is considering the question of cancelling his trip because certain of bis political opponents have taken1 the stand that it is a campaign tour. A messnce was also sent by the Chamber to Secretary Hoover, ask ing him not to give up his proposed trip to Alaska, the same message inviting the House and Senate Com mittee on Fisheries, recently ap pointed to investigate that question, to come also. A report was made to the Chamber of Commerce that plans are under way by which Asnhel Curtis, the photographer, will make a trip to Alaska this Summer to take more than 800 photographs, to be available as views of the re sources and scenery of the Territory for distribution to newspaper and magazine syndicates. A proposal is being considered that business men of San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Tacoma charter the steamship Buford for a trade excursion and travel tour of Alaska and Siberia during the month of July. PROPOSED TOUR URGED BY PARTY OFFICIAL WASHINGTON, April 13.—Discus sion of the subject of President Hard ing’s proposed tour of Alaska was the portent of a conference held today between the President and Fred W. Upham, treasurer of the National Re publican Committee. The President is understood to be firm in his in sistence that the trip should have no tinge of being for political pur poses. In the event of his going West Mr. Harding was asked by Up ham to speak in Chicago on his re turn. The trip south from the Ter ritory will in all probability include addresses to be delivered at Spokane and Seattle. REIGN OF TERROR IN RESIDENCE SECTION STAGED BY BANDITS OMAHA, April 13.—Inaugurating a wave of crime that is coincident with the first warm night of Spring three masked bandits operating from the vantage of an automobile spread a reign of terror through the exclusive residence section of the city last night through a series of holdups. The highwaymen made their escape after having robbed more than fif teen people, relieving them of thou sands of dollars worth of jewelry and furs. MURDERER IS HANGED PROTESTING INNOCENCE FLORENCE, Ariz., April 13.—Paul V. Handley paid the penalty of his guilt for the murder of Mrs. Anna C. Johnson, when he was har.ged at sunrise this morning. The prisoner maintained his innocence of the crime to the last moment before the trap was sprung. CLERIC JOINS IN PROTEST ON SOVIET ACT Heads of Orders of Every Faith Sign Document CALL WORLD TO DO SAME Prelate’s Execution Is Denounced as Barbarous LONDON, April 13.—The attitude of the Soviet Government towards the Christian church of the world, as was manifested in the recent exe cution of Vicar-General Butchkavitch. forms the subject of a protest of indignation issued over the names of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Archbishop of York, Cardinal Bourne Rabbi Hertz, Commander Bramwell Booth and others prominent in the religious world, representing nearly every sect in England, which is given publication here today. The protest calls upon the people throughout the world to express in similar manner their condemnation of the Soviet action, which is regarded as an out rage to the religious of every de nomination. CLERK IS SLAIN BY ROBBER'S BULLET; THIEF IS PURSUED SAN FRANCISCO, April 13.—Ern est Engdale, a clerk, aged thirty three, was shot and killed during an attempted hold-up of a jewelry store on Market Street last night, in which he was the accidental victim of the robber’s bullet. A man calling himself Antone Smith, and giving his home as Fort Worth, Tex as, was arrested and accused of the shooting, after having been chased for several blocks. LITTLE HOPE SEEN OF SETTLEMENT IN WASH. COAL STRIKE SEATTLE, April 13. — Little hope for the ending of the strike in the Roslyn and Cle Elum coal fields, which has been under way for two weeks, is being held out today. A deadlock has arisen in the negotia tions for agreement on a wage scale, and the prospect for a favorable set tlement appears to be remote. METAL WORKERS ARE PERSISTENT IN THEIR EFFORTS FOR MOONEY WARREN, O., April 13.—The Amal gamated Association of Iron, Steel and Tin Workers yesterday ordered a telegram sent to Governor Rich ardson, of California, asking for the release from San Quentin peniten tiary of Tom Mooney and Warren Billings, convicted of the bomb out rage perpetrated during a parade in San Francisco several years ago. BIG PAYMENTS MADE BYG MAN TREASURER IS STATEMENT’S CLAIM WASHINGTON, April 13. — The German Treasury Department has transmitted to the Department of State figures tending to indicate that Germany has paid to the Allies in cash, ships, land and materials an amount in the neighborhood of a hundred bullion marks. he allow ance for the relinquishment of Alsace Lorraine is included in the sum. FISH QUOTATIONS KETCHIKAN, April 13. — Halibut prices: 11 cents and 8 cents. BRITISH GOVERNMENT PROBES TREATMENT OF VETS IN CIVILIAN POSTS LONDON, April 13.—The Govern ment bowed to the will of the oppo sition in the House of Commons yesterday on the question of the treatment imposed upon veterans of the World War, a subject which brought about its defeat in a sharp division of the House on Tuesday. The Chancellor of the Exchequci announced that a committee woul< be appointed to investigate the grievances of ex-soldiers with re gard to the salaries they are receiv ing in civilian service. SPEAKER TAKES FLOOR TO ENTER DEBATE LONDON, April 13.—The Govern ment having yielded to the demands of the Labor Party concerning the treatment of ex-service men, the opposition permitted a motion that the Speaker be permitted to leave the chair and be put on unrestricted speech privileges. SAYS EINSTEIN STOLE THEORY FROM OTHERS Astronomer Claims That Relativitv Law Can’t Be Proved VALLEJO, April 13.—“Vigorously contesting” the announcement made by Prof. W. W. Campbell, president elect of the University of California, that photographs taken at Walla, Australia, had confirmed the Ein stein theory of relativity, Captain T. J. See, professor of Astronomy for the Navy and Government astrono mer at the Mare Island Navy Yard issued a statement in which he de clared that this had not been done. Professor See further asserted that the alleged discovery of Einstein had been stolen by him from copies made of discoveries by Henry Cav endish, and Englishman, and J. von Soldner, a German, a hundred and twenty years ago. The Naval As tronomer declared that the fraud had been disclosed by the fact that endish, and Englishman, and J. von by Von Soldner in his thesis. “The Einstein theory,” said Professor See, “has not been confirmed, and can not be confirmed.” CHILCOOT PRIVATE IS AWARDED MEDAL FOR HEROIC ACT -- , n -■*" ' WASHINGTON, April 13. — St. George T. Masury, a private in Com pany E, Seventh Infantry, now sta tioned at Chilcoot Barracks, has been awarded the Distinguished Service cross for extraordinary heroism in action. Masury's special deed of bravery, as cited in the award, was enacted at Vladivostok November 17th, 1919, when, entering a burning railway station, unassisted he brought to safety through a fire swept zone a number of women and children who had been trapped by the flames. TAXICAB MURDERER IS BELIEVED FOUND IN STRANGE DRIVER SEATTLE, April 13.—Believed to be the man who has been sought for the murder of George Marsh, the taxicab driver, who was killed and his body flung beside a lonely road between Seattle and Tacoma on the night of January 3rd, a stranger giv ing his name as Prank Marsh was arrested last night at El Paso, ac cording to advices received by the local police from the Texas city. The man was driving a car answering to the description of the one driven by Marsh at the time of his slaying, and which later disappeared. WOMEN ASKED SUPPORT PLAN WORLD COURT Voters Presented With Resolution Favoring U. S. Entry LEAGUE ADVOCATES STALL Declare Plan Fails Go Far Enough as Peace Preventive DES MOINES, April 13.—A leso lution asking the National League of Women Voters to support Provi dent Harding’s proposal that the United States join the International Court of Justice, was introduced at yesterday’s session of the League convention by Miss Ruth Morgan, chairman of the Department on In ternational Affairs. Supporters of the League of Nations, who take the position that the President’s court proposals do not go far enough to serve as a preventative of war. plan to introduce another resolution in support of the Morgan measure. COURT MEMBERSHIP DOES NOT SUBJECT TO LEAGUE DICTATES DES MOINES, April 13.—In an in terview here today Lord Robert Cecil, one of the principal proponents of the League of Nations, who is on a visit to the United States in behalf of the League, stated that the entry of the United States into membership in the international Court of Justice, as pro posed by President Harding, did not obligate the United States to obey tho dictates of the League itself. Lord Cecil added that the Court itself is still in a formative stage. PEACE PROPAGANDA BELONGS IN EUROPE, SAYS SENATOR BORAH NEW YORK, April 13.—Replying to the speeches being delivered in this country by Lord Robert Cecil in behalf of the League of Nations. Senator Borah yesterday declared it to be his belief that no league de signed to promote peace can “func tion for peace” until war is out lawed as an institution. “The place for missionary work,” declared the Irreconcilable of the Wilson admin istration, “is not in the United States, but in Europe.” americanTfIzfd t BY MEXICAN BAND EL PASO, April 13.—That O. W. Krull, an engineer and an American citizen connected with an oil com pany near Torreon, Mexico, has been seized by bandits and carried away, is the report received here yester day. Vi BABES FOUND STARVING IN ICE BOX TRAP Three Lost Tots Are Discovered Overcome With Hung er WAEEilN', O., April 13.—After hav ing been sought by the whole city since last Tuesday, when they disap peared from their homes, three small children, aged three and four years, were discovered yesterday locked in an ice-box in an abandoned store in the market district. The children, who had neither food nor water, were all in a fainting condition, and one was un conscious. It is believed that the tots locked themselves in the box while at play.