highland recorder, va, 23 june 1905
BURNED AT THE STAKE. Terrible Orgies Followed When Traders Tool Efklmos Whiskey. Seattle, Wash. (Special).?A dispatel from Xomc says a reign of terror re cently prevailed on thc Diomcdi Islands The trouble was caused by whalers trad ing whisky for furs and ivory. Eight ships were anchored off thc is lands during the orgies, during which 1 young native woman was burned at tin stake, one native man was hanged anc three were shot. Chief Kutz.cena wa kept continually drunk. Thc schooner Louise, after an investi? gation and instructions from Washing ton, has been seized by the Collector ol Customs. The Louise left two week* ago loaded with whisky and returned witt a argo of whalebone, ivory and furs. Il is rumored that thc schooner traded al Diomedi Islands. The Siberian authori? ties arc aroused over thc matter.