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VOL. 9. NO. 112 ~~ CORDOVA, ALASKA, SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 1923 PRICE TEN CENTS
New Secretary Commends Changes Arctic Explorer Starts With Dogs For Wainwright NOME, April 14.—Roald Amund 1 sen, Arctic explorer and aspirant for the first honor of making an air plane flight across the North Pole, left here at noon yesterday behind a team of twelve dogs on his way to Wainwright, a journey which he cexpects will require about a month’s ;time. Amundsen’s plans at present ■ contemplate a hop-off about June 20th or 21st, "when the sun is at its highest point. Outlining his pur poses yesterday before his departure he stated that he would in all prob ability hop off directly from Wain wright, rather than to fly to Point Barrow first and start from there. The explorer was followed by two moving picture men, but the si runner of the picture-outfit collapsed on the outskirts of the city, and the men tvere delayed for fifty minutes for repairs, which necessitated an entire new runner. Six teams aggre gating ninety dogs accompanied Amundsen on the first stage of his journey to Solomon, a distance of thirty miles. A terrific blizzard is reported to be raging at Solomon. ARE RECORDED AT VICTORIA Two Tremblors Noted by Instruments in College PROBABLY IN THE PACIFIC Tidal Waves Recorded on the Beaches of Hawaiian Is. VICTORIA, n. C„ April 14. — Two earthquake shocks, estimated to be at a distance cf 110 miles and 3,000 miles respectively, were recorded yesterday by the seismograph at Gonzales Uni versity here. The first trembling was noted at twenty-six minutes past two in the morning. It lasted for fifteen minutes. The second was recorded at thirty-nine minutes past seven, and continued intermittently for two and a half hours. __ TIDAL WAVES HIT HAWAIIAN BEACHES WITHOUT DAMAGE HONOLULU, April 14.—Two tidal waves of no great depth, but threat ening greater ones, visited here yes terday afternoon at forty-five minutes past two o’clock. The first wave meas ured eight inches in height, the sec ond being only four. At Hilo a wave a foot high was registered at twenty minutes of one, and a lower one at one o’clock. Sampans in both harbors made haste to put out to sea in the fear that larger waves would swamp them. Wailupu reported a tidal wave a foot high at cne o’clock. FOUR WAVES HERE HONOLULU, April 14.—Four small tidal waves have been reported from Haleiwa. MINING NOTES FRIDAY, APRIL 13 Kennecott Copper Corporation.... 40% Mother Lode Coalition . 11 Vi Anaconda Copper .48% Utah Copper . 70% Chile Copper .— 28 International Nickel .-. 14% SATURDAY, APRIL 14 Kennecott Copper Corporation.... 41% Mother Lode Coalition . 11% Anaconda Copper..— 49% Utah Copper . 70% Chile Copper .28 International Nickel —. 14% JONES SPENDS SUMMER IN ALASKA PROBING FISHERIES CHARGES SEATTLE, April 14—Senator Wes ley Jones, of Washington, chairman of the Fisheries Committee of the Senate which has under investigation the charges instituted against the fisheries industry in Alaska and the conduct of the Government's fur seal business at the Pribilof Island, will spend much of his Summer in Alaska, according to a special tr the Times from its Washington cor respondent. However, while the greater portion of his time will he spent in this pursuit, it is stated that he will devote some of it to campaigning in the interests of the Republican party. TRAILSTOBE BUILT IN AND NEAR CORDOVA • ’ll , „ ■ Department of Forestry Tells Projects for This District Tile sum of $6,000 has been allotted to the Chugach National Forest for the building and maintenance of trails. Projects approved for construction in this vicinity during the coming sea son include the swamping out of a trail between Mile 39 and Mile 17 of the Cordova-Katalla route, and the construction of a shelter cabin about midway on the trail. This project is to serve for emergency travel between the railroad and Katalla for the pres ent pending such time as funds are made available for the building of a road. To assist in the development of the mineral resources of the McKinley Lake district, where there is consider able mining activity, a trail will be constructed front the railroad right of way near Alaganik to the head of McKinley Lake. The route for this trail will be chosen with a view to converting it later into a wagon road if the development of the region jus tifies. The Eyak Lake road will be com pleted this year to the Territorial fish hatchery at the head of the north arm of the lake. In order to open up the scenic and hunting features of the Power Creek basin, a trail will be ex tended from the hatchery to a point two and a half miles above there and cn the opposite side of the stream. Prom this point it can later be extend ed up the basin toward Shepard Gla (Continued on Page 8) “RED” MENACE TO COUNTRY, SAYS OFFICIAL Radical Agitators Are Declared Be Gaining Power DALLAS, Tex., April 14. — That “lied” radicals are becoming a dis tinct menace to the United States through their preaching of armed resistance and open rebellion among the laboring classes of the country, is the declaration made here today by William Burge, head of a depart ment in the Bureau of Investigation, who has been looking into the ac tivities of certain Government as'iitt who have been found to he members of tile radical ranks. The time is rapidly drawing near, said Burge, when legislation preventing their gaining a foothold in the country will be necessary. Burge stated, how ever that the Bureau of Investigation does not (Ran to discharge its agents with the agitators, COCO NAMES MANY IN CRIME CHARGES AT MOREHOUSE PARISH NEW ORLEANS. April 14. — Filing charges of crimes that include kidnap ping and conspiracy to commit mur der, Attorney General Coco, of Louis iana, yesterday drew up bills of in formation against thirty-one citizens of Morehouse Parish. The charges are the outgrowth of the open hear ings lately held in connection with the activities of hooded bands in that vicinity, for which a Grand Jury failed to return any indictments. The bills will be sent to Bastrop early next week, and will be followed by the ar rest of those named. CAR IDENTIFIED AS THAT D BY >: MURDERED MAN SEATTLE, April 14. — Following advices from El Paso yesterday of the arrest there of a man believed to have been the murderer of Frank Marsh on the highway between Se attle and Tacoma some time ago, it was learned today that the El Paso officials have positively identified the car driven by the man in cus tody as the one that was being driven by Marsh when he was slain. Pending arrangements for bringing him to Seattle for trial, the prisoner will be held in El Paso. BIG WAGE INCREASE AGREED UPON AMONG THREE MEAT PACKERS CHICAGO, April 14. — A wage in crease averaging ten per cent and af fecting two hundred thousand workers in the packing industry has been ne; gotiated at the plants of the Armcur, Swift and Wilson companies. The ne gotiations were effected through the employer-representative plan. To the Armour payroll alone the increase adds two and a half million dollars. FISH QUOTATIONS KETCHIKAN, April 14.—Halibut prices today, 11 and 7 cents. PARTY CHIEFS HOLD PARLEY ON POLITICS Republican Leaders Meet in Conference for Campaign WASHINGTON, April 14.—A com prehensive survey of the outlook for the Republican party for the next year has been the outcome of confer ences held here during the past few days among the most prominent lead ers of the party. The subjects engag ing the conferees and which have been the subject of thorough discus sion, have included not. only those of Inen and parties, but such questions fts! the party’s treasury, its leadership, the choice of a convention city and other matters of vital interest to the next Presidential campaign. No def inite conclusions have yet been an nounced but the net results have been still further to advance the season of pre-convention activities, which are already a year ahead of the usual political calendar. Thus far the con ferences have brought together such figures as Chairman Adams, of the National Republican Committee, Treasurer Fred \V. Upham, several Members of the Cabinet and a number of prominent senators. Within a few days Charles Hilles and Will H. Hays are expected to meet for conference in New York with others interested in the welfare of the party. It is expect ed, also, that a prominent part in the pre-convention discussions will be taken by Ambassador George Harvey who, it has been announced, will be returning shortly from England, though only for a brief time, as it is understood that he will return to Lon don. It would cause no surprise, how ever, if Harvey were to resign his post next Winter in order to take an active part in the coming campaign. FARMER’S SHOTGUN AVENGES CHICKEN LOSS BY AUTO DRIVERS '-- ' <! GLENWOOD, la.. April 14. — Shot and seriously wounded by a load of buckshot fired by H. B. Neilson, a farmer, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Barrett and Mrs. A. B. Combs, of Pacific Junction are suffering today from the attack. The' injured persons were riding in an automobile along a country road when their car ran over some chick ens! The gunshot followed. Neil son, who has been arrested for the as sault, admits that the chickens be longed to him, but denies having fired at the automobile, insisting that he had aimed at a squirrel in the road. BRIDGE ENGINEER COMMITS SUICIDE IN FIT DESPONDENCY SEATTLE, April 14.—Tnrown into despondency because of an illness from which he had been advised he could not recover, Frank Rapp, r bridge engineer in the municipal de partment, committed suicide yester day. Rapp was forty-seven years of age and leaves a wife and daughter HINDUMURDEREFr PAYS CRIME PENALTY SAN QUENTIN, April 14.—Gull Mohammed, convicted of the murder of his business partner, Allie Ak bar, in Sonoma County, paid the penalty for his crime this morning when he was hanged at sunrise. Work Approves Harding Plans For Departments WASHINGTON, April 14.—In a public address delivered here today Secretary Work, of the Department of the Interior, gave his unqualified endorsement to the plan proposed by President Harding for the realign ment of the various Departments of the Government. No reference or mention was made by the new Sec retary of the Interior as to the rumored disagreement between his predecessor, Secretary Fall, and Secretary of Agriculture Wallace. Dr. Work stated it as his earnest desire to co-operate with Secretary Wallace in carrying out the plans proposed FRENCH, BELGIANS PUT ON SCREWS TO - SQUEEZE GERMANS PARIS, April 14.—Following a meet ing between French and Belgian min isters held here yesterday announce ment was made that the two Govern ments would institute new methods of pursuit in their determination to mane Germany pay her reparations obliga tions. It was declared that pressure would be continued until Berlin makes direct overtures, expressed in a for mal communique, indicating her readi ness to effect a settlement. NORTH MIDAS MINE BONDED TO SYNDICATE ..."-- tsijr,!er O. J. Berg, Locator, Will Be in Charge of Operations * O. J .Berg returned yesterday from a business trip to Seattle. He has bonded the North Midas Company property, near Strelna, to a syndicate of Massachusetts capitalists, who have placed Mr. Berg in charge of the property. The North Midas mine is a de voloped property, 6,000 feet of work having been done. Four hundred feet of development has been done in the strike of the vein and a depth of 200 feet has been attained. The vein contains values in gold and silver, with a two per cent copper content. It averages about four feet in width and goes about $30 per ton. The mine is equipped with a 20 stamp mill, air compressor and drills, and has an aerial tram system for conveying the ore from the mine to the mill. While in Seattle, Mr. Berg purchased additional equipment, which included a 10-foot K. & K flotation machine, a Cletrac cater pillar tractor, a Dodge auto and food supplies. With this additional equipment, said Mr. Berg, the mine will quickly be placed on a pro ducing basis and will ,be operated both Winter and Summer. Mr. Berg located the property in 1907. Interested with him in the development syndicate are John E. Kelley, president of the Simon Saw Manufacturing Company, of Fitch burg, Mass., and Messrs. Hall & Nye, tag manufacturers of Boston. by the President. “The Departments of Agriculture and the Interior,” said the Secretary, “are units of the Government, not governments in themselves.” He went on to say that the problems of reforestation, skilled soil analysis and tree culture properly belong in the Department of Agriculture. “The “reindeer of Alaska,” he continued, “are now in the care of the Department of the Interior under the Bureau of Edu cation, but their place in teaching and example among the natives has not been determined. Properly they belong in the department skilled in animal husbandry,” < y NAVY CHANGES ON TAPIS FOR Return Denby Rumored to Be Followed by Assignments ADMIRALS TO BE SHIFTED Fleet Commanders Get New Posts in Navy Bureau ^ WASHINGTON, April 14. _ That* sweeping changes in the high com mand of the Navy are scheduled fol lowing the return pf Secretary Den t>y from the secene of the present manoeuvres of the combined fleets at Panama, is the understanding gleaned from Navy headquarters to^ day. The changes are believed to call for the assignment of Admiral Robert Coontz, at present chief of Naval operations, to succeeed Ad miral Hilary Jones as commander of the combined Atlantic and Pacific fleets, Admiral Jones going to the General Naval Board. Admiral E. W. Eberle, now in command of the battle fleet, is said to be slated for chief of Naval operations to succeed Admiral Coontz. STATION MANAGER IS A VICTIM OF BANDIT’S BULLET DENVER, April 14.—Isador Weiner, manager of an oil filling-station, was shot and killed by a bandit who at tempted to hold him up last night. Weiner’s pistol was found lying beside his body, where he had evidently dropped it when he fell, indicating that he had attempted to defend him self. PLEAD NOT GUILTY FIRST DEGREE MURDER SALT LAKE, April 14. — Mariner and John Browning, Jr., arraigned on a charge of murder in the first degree in connection with the death of Ben jamin F. Ballantyne last Tuesday, en tered a plea of not guilty when they appeared in court today.