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(ONLY CORDOVA PAPER WITH ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHES) t VoLl'MEONK NT MBKKONK. ('OHDOVA, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, DKOEMKKIf 2, ISM4 ^ t PHICK TEN CENTS. BOTH SIDES CLAIMING GAINS FRANGE German Troops in Poland Succeed in Cutting Through Encircling Russians but Lose Enormously—Austrians Deleat Servians and Occupy Belgrade Both Bides Claim Victory. LONDON, Dec. 2 Fitvhtiiifr ill France ninl I'• • t Lcitnn was renewed yesterday after a lull ol several (lavs. Reports from the front an ooiillietiay, In• 111 sides claimill.tr to hold advanla.ye. The Germans state that they assaulted mid en|)tured a slrm ... French position in the Forest of Artrenne, and that the French lost heavily. This i- the oflicinl an no unci re lit made liy the German War olliee today, i )n lhe other hand the French di ny any •-rent \ ielm and elaiur that tli etlbltrintr resulted in several ini perl: at trains 1^‘Mhe French. Germans’ Loss Is Heavy. I ONIXtN, Lee. *_’—After two das < f I'eroe.on fiylitinK the Germans have accomplished the -eein ■ lay impossihlc. i’lie Germans .. in Noland, m her General Mtieheiizen, which was encircled 1 >v I1'' Russians mid in iutimate dnifter of complete mini hilatinn, have finally cut their way thronyh tie ineireliny Russians and cscnpcil from their preenn mis position. Tin1 dash was a costly one lor tie Germans, their losses lieintr eiioruious. Tie Rus sians also sulTered heavy lessee, tint the..* v ,*e nothing when compared wit1' these el the invaders. Austrians Capture Belgrade VIKXNA, lire. J An ofliciul bulletin issued to day Bali that the Austrian forces have dof'enfei! the Servians ami arc now occupying (lie city <>t llelvrade, which hie Servians won- lore-il to i vacll ate,leaving behind thcm a considerable (piantity ol stores ami munitions of war. King George Visits Wounded BONDON, Doe. 1—-it has been aiinouiiccil olli cially that King George lias spent a il iy among tin British sohliers'in Fiance. Tim army received theii king willi great entbusiftsm, ami the king fratern izeil with the soldiers in I In- most democratic way. The king found the men well fed ami comfort hie. lie visited the hospitals ml eneoiirag.il the wound ed and personally decorated anno of the oflioors ami men for extreme bravery. Vancouver Ships War Supplies. SKATTI.K, Dec. Huge • |unntiti<-s of war mat- rial are being shippeil from Vancouver to Hus sin. Tile M'tissiillt steamer Novgorod has cleared from Vancouver, bouml for \ hnlivostok, in Siberia, I with one Imiiilrid carloads of guns, projectiles ami other mnl.nuls. Much of this has been bought in Vuieiiea by the ('anndniil jmvenimeiit, anil is destin ed for use by the Ifussimi army ill Austria, where they are running short of tuoliilc artillery as well as siei'e artillery, particularly the latter. Emperor Visits East Prussia. PKTIftXJltAD, Dee. I Kmjioror Nicholas left here today hound for the front in Poland. The Km peror experssiMI iiiiholllided confidence in tIn ulli mule victory of his soldiers and plans to witness the i nal rout of the Hermans and their evacuation of Kussinn territory. Armies Have Day of Rest. LONDON, Dec. li Hostilities alone the battle front in France and Belgium si*em to have been tem porarily suspelldeil. There was no active fi^htillK Vi slerday and the infantry of both armies enjoyed a .I:iy of complete rest. The weather ha - moderated .mu. what. The artillery continue firing intermit l.-nlly, and always for an hour or two after dusk the hig gnus sav their requiem. — SIEGE OF CRACOW NOW BEING PUSHED l.oN’DON, Dec. - All along the lighting line in ihe east the Russians have assumed the offensive, ;lud are making great advances against the tlerntans mid Austrians. A large body of Russian cavalry is raiding in Hungary, and is meeting with little op position. > )n (talioia ,IHly Russians have,conmmenced the logo of Cracow, a number, of heavy gnus having been hmrfght forward, and are now pouring shells into the fortifications, doing much execution. Russians Confident of Victory. AMKNTKKDAM, Dec I The news reached here today that Kmperor William was in Itisterberg, Charles M. Schwab who returned to New VArV mi the Adritie says: ‘‘I hope hel'o rea great unity years to write an autobiography and I trust tint when I do I can toll the lull story of flip last three weeks.” In a private conversation Schwab n ade the remark that “Lord Kitchener is the he 1 1 resident the I’nited States Steel Corporation ever missed.” |,o Matin has announced that Auguste Knmicro ms discovered and perfected a system nl ilUti . pfow*; *JjT ? — r;J?l capsnlei ere jj%arhbttblo fo> u.*c oa ttl» ficingi i***1 ruftiFotr.. ■ i.in fn atnwiir i tmVatesibfe! h liaeCeant of the after efforts. insurance by Kngilsh companies nt I nited States ships and those ot other neutral eouutries against capture or detention by (livnt Brifimi and her allies is held by the British govermuent to lie mi lawful, according to the State Department. I’ermam at prohibition ol the sale ol absinthe, under its orginal name mid others that have been iii Hast Prussia, vesterdiiy. lie pn.. towards Hie front in a motor ear. Tile presence of the cm prior is taken to mean that the situation of General I lindeu berg's a mix is si i mils, ami that lie is attempt ing to inspire bis soldiers to greater efforts. The Russians are advancing iit* great strength, as the marshes and hikes have t'roSscn o’ver, >o that ddfen-i sivc campaign planned Hr the Germans, whtelf do i perilled in iarge part on'the swampy condition of, tlie country* has hrokeu down. Menacing Position of Germans. I,t >NIX)X, !).'(•. 1 Advices receiv ed here today from I In oust indicate that the (lermaii- have partial t ' \ coined to evade the law, may lie one result of tliei war in France. Transpoflnitiugnm! sale of absinthe! were forbidden when the war began, but truffle ml other intoxicating liipiorn was continued. The gov ernment now lue supplemented it- orginrl order wit hanother, forbidding-. I In- sale of any alcoholic, movement in all parts ol /'mure tending to prrprtu j ate prohibit ion. AowyvJinir iu-J.hr London Globe It win* in IMtfl IhtA-ivpwiint.atijt s of five greal powers signed, an*i Hr.'oTh'dv ;; * 1 "s T!to sigrrcrK \rj i-o Pglmoistnii, fW<T->)i t'titinn; Sylvan v»ri dor Wvynr, Belgian T'leni «s ti nliary; SentTt, Aitat-mm Plojv.pot.-ntinrrj^t'F J*t ■ t biistiani, Freneli PlenlpotenTiary; Billow, Prnssi i Plenipotentiary; I’oz/e di Borgo, Russian Plonipo fentiary. Translation of Article VU of the treaty follows:! Belgiani within the limits indicated in Articles I, II, and IV. shall term an independent and perpetual state. She shall continue to observe the sane neu trality toward all other states. lv <*x1 l'ifiiI<•< 1 themselves from the dangerous posi tion in I’ohiiul, resulting from the sharp advance of the I’u -inns on Saturday. Three complete army r,up, i f thi' Hermans were surrounded by the Kus | sinus, and it was believed there was no possibility of them making their escape, and that capture or anni-j 11iInfion awaited them. Yesterday, ns the result of counter attack of ex traordinary fury, the Hermans succeeded in better ing their position, lint they are by no means out of danger, The Russians have given way slightly be fore the onslaught, hilt are still menacing the Her mans, and the advantage of the lighting is still with the defenders. Tile bronze copy of the Herman statute, “The f.ioii of Brunswick.* now standing at Cambridge street an i Broadway, Cambridge, opposite Mcie.ori-il Hall, awaiting a place in the new Oermnine Mi: seinnsi inn at Harvard was found smirched with eggs. It is a gift to this university from the Kaiser, and the side which was m ule a target by vandals hems a Herman inscription. Tile original la.mie lias fond Is fore the castle of the Dukes of Bruns wick since IBM!. Conner 1’resident William Howard Taft spoke iu la-ua-ol » larger stntrdfn^ TTrtti'g'.In'tlWt"‘T'vlfcil rajptesi !%l tljy ingiinizatIon faglofttittm4katgr* ssfffniff Cftiii -*• Since the beginning of the ivtir‘hundreds of tr.il lion of dollars wortli of art treasures have been transported to Knglnnd from the Continent for safe keeping, just as in the days of the Napoleonic win's. Betters found on captured Hermans showed orders P i inict severest punishment on the Indian t roops. PRES. WILSON’S MESSAGE TO CONGRESS Favors Government Merchant Marine. WASHINGTON, l>. Ihc. 1 President Wil sun today read Ids annual message to Ids cabinet. All the cabinet ministers were present and followed the missive, which was short, with close attention. The message covered the legislative program of the Democratic party which is already well known. This legislative program includes the pending com eTvntion bills relating to water power and the nn-| lie,nal forests, a bill for a government owned and j managed merchant marine, the Phillipine indepen donee measure, and the variant-' appropriation bills Alaska. The president made no mention in his message of an immigration hill. Wilson Denounces False News. WASHINGTON, l>. ('., Dee. I The president todn> warned the public against the tainted news Mint is being printed in the American newspapers one* ruing conditions in Mexico. In Ids statement ie said that certain persons, whom he did not name, were engaged in publishing false reports about the recent movements of the various commanders and nnnics in Mexico, lie also aid that this tainted new Avas being circulated for the |M>raonal advant ; age ol' certain great interests who would profit hy the continuation of the civil war Hint lias been rack ing that country. The message of the president was deiinneinlory in tone and has occasioned a great deal of comment, According to the president, the oilicin! dispatch e received by the State Department, show that Mexico City is perfectly orderly and that (hurl Zapata and Villn .jointly control the capital. Zapa ta and Villa are w orking in harmony and are trvin"| to restore popular government to their native land All of the property tluil was confiscated hy th i con- - stitulioiinlists under Carranza has horn restored to I the owners thereof, and t ehpeoplc are heginni ig to feel Hud the end of war is in sight. To Withdraw Troops from Colorado, WASHINGTON, D. 0., Dee. I I Widen) Wil on is prepared to withdraw the federal troops from I i Strike Zone in Colorado, ns soon as Governor'Am [nions tells him Hud the s ate is ready nttd w illing to j I... V •reserve order. Tin1 minors nro not in favor of th<‘ a ithdrnwal of tin* trops until the recently appointed irhitrnlion hoard has made its findings. rl'he hoard will proceed to its duties at once, and already is on its way west to Colorado. The President feels that the crisis lias passed and that there will he no fur ther bloodshed. Rear Admiral Passes Away. WASHINGTON, l>. C, Dee. I Kenr Admiral A!lii d Thayer Mahan of the American navy died to day, Alferd T. Mahan was oi,» of the foremost in naval affairs. Ho was horn in 1810 in West Point, New York, graduating from the Naval Academy in ISM." He served through the civil rising to the rank of Nontenant Commander in 1866. Mater lie heroine President of the Naval War College, at Newport, R. r. During the war with Spain he was a mom her of the Naval Board of Strategy. He wrote am nvhooks and magazine articles on naval affairs, end receive dhonors from th<\P Diversities of <K ford and Cambridge, Kngland. His chief work e entitled: ‘‘Influence ■ ( Sen Power on History.” t ‘ SICATTLK, Hi" Thomas Higgs. •lr. a member of tin- Alaska Itallrnud ... departed lust night fur Washington lo join Chairman Kilos ami I.loulonniii Mi Ant in compiling lliclr report of tin' routes survojed ami Investigated for the building ol a government trunk line in Alaska, nr will as branches in tali the Itnrlng lllvor and Mutanunkn soul llnlds. He lore leaving for the Knat Mr Itlggs slated that lie expelled mllrmuj eon strticllon In the north would begin about April X. --:o: CITICAGO. Her. 2 Tile Legislative Com ml tie of llie National Progrcsslvt party convened here today, with many of the Idg leader* of the movement hi attendance. Among those of National prominence, who have gathered to dm cuss ways and means are George \V. Perkins, who is presiding. Gifford Pin chot. Senator Clapp, M'illlum Flynn. Victor .Murdock, jMte Addition, and a number of others. F»L Ruttttevolt is not in attendance ' . ^ ) The members of the cntmourec scoff the ri ports that the party » i^ disband or join one of the older par ties. They dec lare they are in the field to win. and will continue the figl t to a finish. After several hours of deliberation, during which the expression of •critl meat of the members of the commute were all against any proposition to disband the organisation, it was de cided that the party should bo main tained and an active campaign in stituted to bring back Into the party those who had deserted to the other parties at the recent election, and to strengthen the organlsntoln la every way possible. T'1 The Cordova Lodge of the Loyal O' dor of Moose is planning a gala time ror the members of the order and their friends on Christmas day While the plans have not been fully matured, a bit; Christmas tree for the little folks will lie provided, and s, i*i„„ will lie there to dlstrl hull, till' gifts, Of which there prom ises It. be nn nnipU si «« '"s' everyone will g<t » mb ranee of the i.sid Saint's i-.enerosily. Nor will the Indies be overlooked. There will bo good things to ent. nnd « her or songs, dances nnd other en tertainment. as there will not be a dull moment for anyone InvHntltins to the festivities will be • .. hi the eommltte to charge. every member blinding in a list of he rriemls lie desires In loin in sinking , the day a peasant one, and as mere I |» no limit to 'be number escli one / may name. It Is probably everyone In I town will receive n bid I WILL TAKE FREIGHT f TO HEAD OF NIZINA I John Johnson, of I """ Lake, is making preparations to' establish " freighting business for the purpose o taking outfits to V" ''end of Ni/.inn river, where the placer strike was recently made Mr Johnson will lake freight from Long Lake, on the railroad, to the now camp at very reasonable rates. O Nolll muter qo„ of this city, arc the Cordova agents for Mr. Johnson. Curl Karin, of the pile driver craw ls spending ^ few days In town, A . ■, » ... . \ mini CABLE OVER TO POSTOFFICE .. NEXT INTO SKATTLK. Dec. - It U stated here that In official circles in Washington 'her. i i-ll grounded hlelef that a bill will t*» Inirodueed at this session «>f Congress transferring the Alaska '*bl« Korvin* from the War Depart ment to the Postofllce Department and i< Ih contemplated that the change will take pa Ice on January 1, 1916, Kor the past year or two there has been a movement on to make this han/.e and it Is now said that an amicable arrnnuenn ut has been made by the heads of the two departmen t Interested whereby It can be consum mated. BIGS NEWS OF BICOSTBIKEIT -- V Or. W. II. Chase and fleorge Hooley have returned from a trip to J*ou Wells, where they new tin the luuucti Wave to look over the mining situa Hon. I)r. Chase reports that a Moot onogrian from Valdes has made a now strike of galena and lead at the hem! of the hay. The ieilgo Is fro.n one and to two feet wide and the gold ai'.nay alone runs as high ns $4t> to the ton. The (•olden l&igle Company strated its mill yesterday but was not able to make much headway on account of slush ice. Capt. fleorge has Installed a mill ul Betties bay and has a force of twelve inen at work. Hr. Chase says that the properties In v'hlch Conlovana recently became Interested are wohwing up well and <1; the outlook Is very encouraging. \ ■ jt rarrt.xl a number of view* of Aloaknn aconory. anj aj> jM'iiU to Seattle btiKtnoHH men to nta / In carrying on tho < .cuipnlgn of ail venturing throughout the country. In speaking or the plan of wide spread advertising, Col. Otto A. Case, Secretary of the ojnb. states that It in planned to run several full page ad vertlsenienta in the Saturday Kventng I’oat. * concluding w ith a i*~iutifatiy colored double page spread, Bhovhj theacenery of Alaska and the North west. Inquiries aroused by these ad vertisement will be met with a hand some <»8 page souvenir book, contain ing* beautifully colored photographs of Alnaku scenery, and it U believer this will bring thousands of liter!** to the North. ■ —-»—o: — CHAS. CEPNEY SELLS SHOP .?ILL QO RROSPECTIN The HoraeahO* Imrbor nho|i h»n bo. aol.l by ChiiMen Camay to Ch*ri Quinton anti William llr*b»rt. * hnvo rondu.'tod n nhop st tha Itatai (?rand hotel. Mr. Carney lata leaving for tho hondwatem of rhl,lnn n»»r. where he will enpK mining. train FOR INTERIOR Af LEAVES IN j A train for Chttfnn. carrying sMNMa •""I freight, win - •ruing a;, « <y T» ‘ Well Barnod Vi ''•"SVflUt Wglrt ■ lloi k. In tsktt*-*. " on’ii tho (Nat r (Thin In the dmt tto»«t * Iiiih in Id off for twenty .* V .