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_V<>lil'MK <)XK<- NUMREK THIRTEEN. CORDOVA, ALASKA, WEDNEDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1914 ~ PRICE TEN CENTS.
Among the passengers to arrive in
Cordova on Tuesday’s train were
Messrs. P. B. Weeks and G. E. Ander
Ron, representing the United States
Smelting & Refining Company, who
have been in the Tanana valley for
the past three months and came as far
as Chitina by automobile. They have
with them about six hundred pounds
of quartz samples gathered from some
-thing like twenty-five different pros
pects in the Kantishna. They will sail
south on the Mariposa taking these
samples to Juneau, where they will
be milled in the company's plant and
then taken them down to headquar
ters at Los Angeles, which is the gen
eral office of the company in the west.
Until the results of assaying are
known, neither Mr. Weeks nor Mr.
/vmitxinuii uBHiro iu m.iKi; any stare
merits of what they found In a
quartz way in the Kantishna district,
and even so the information is pri
vate until the company sees fit to
make It public. The fact that both
men expect to return there In April,
however, augurs well for the camp
for they would scarcely return if
conditions were not to their liking
They were in the Kantishna for
several weeks under the guidance of
Tom Lloyd and Commissioner Taylor
of Kantishna and made complete maps
of its geological features, besides ex
amining a multitude of prospects.
They found coal of the common lignite
variety in the district, all of which is
mighty satisfactory In a base ore
country, which Mr. Weeks says de
scribe the Kantishna mineralogy.
Weeks is an ex-government geo
logist of many years experience. An
derson is a mining engineer, whose
study is the practical problem of min
ing. Together they form the combi
nation that is particularly valuable
to the Interior Alaska and it is for
this reason that more detailed state
ments are awaited from them as soon
as they are at liberty to talk.
In Anderson’s opinion, the real de
velopment of the interior waits the
coming of the railway. He says that
mining engineers will then be in de
mand and will be greatly needed.
Until then they can do little, he be
lieves, because present transportation
facilities makes the cost of labor ex
cessive and too costly to operate
quartz mines to advantage.
The big More wharf at Skagway was
destroyed by fire Monday night. The
loss Is fully $200,000. The wharf was
used by all the steamship lines and
also by the White Pass & Yukon rail
road and the grouping of the interests
of transportation lines at the wharf
accounts for the heavy loss.
The work of repairing the dock will
start at once.
LOST—leather watch fob with gold
monogram "F. R.” nnd Native Son
pin. Reward for return to Windsor
Select your Christmas cards now
at E. A .Hegg’s
WARSHIPS FIRE ON COAST CITIES'
AND ON FORTS AT HARTLEPOOL
;; LONDON, Dec. 16—The German fleet made
:: a sudden dash into the North Sea today and
! I shelled the seaside resorts of Withersea, in Hull
I! and Scarborough, in York, brining constem
tion to the inhabitants. After a short bombard
■ • ment of each place the fleet went north along
;; the coast and exchanged shots with the forts at
;; Hartlepool, in Durham, one of the principal
;; shipping points on the western coast, and then
;; disappeared in the east. Neither the vessels or
;; the forts suffered any material damage from the
;; exchange of shots.
!! Withersea escaped from the bombardment
! I practically uninjured, while Scarborough was
I. somewhat damaged, several buildings have been
;; badly shattered by the exploding shells. So far
; | as known no loss of life occurred.
I;; The raid of the German fleet along the
I'; English coast had aroused tremendous excite
j;; ment throughout the country, and the people
;; are demanding that the powerful British fleet
.;; be called into action instead of remaining prac
tically idle, leaving the coast unprotected.
Up to this time the people of England have
felt perfectly safe against attacks upon the
coast by the German fleet, their fears having
been confined to the possibilities of an airship
bombardment, but the events of this morning
have proven that unless the German fleet is bot
tled up effectively or destroyed a repetition of
the raid, and on a larger scale, may create havoc
with the coast cities of Eengland.
LONDON, Dec. 15—It is impossible in this
city to get details of the German naval raid on
the English coast. From what meagre news
has been made public it appears that three swift
German cruisers slipped out from the German
naval base, and, evading the British guard ships
bombarded watering places along the English
coast, killing a number of civilians, and caus
ing some financial loss.
This bombardment of unfortified cities is
a gross violation of the intemation rules of war
fare, and the people of England, at first panic
stricken by the news of the bold dash of the
German cruisers, are now enraged, and are de
manding of the government that swift punish
ment be meted out to the Germans.
The military authorities are determined
that as little as possible of the news concerning
the raid shall be made public, and not only has
the censorship over telegraph messages been
stengthened, but has been extended to all tele
phone messages as well.
The German cruisers, after exchanging
shots with the forts at Hartlepool, made their
escape, steaming to the north and east to avoid
the British warships.
SCARBOROUGH, Dec. 16—Eighteen peo
ple were killed here today by the shells from
the German cruisers which bombarded this city
at an early hour this morning. There were also
a number of buildings shattered by the shells,
entailing a considerable property loss.
AUSTRIANS AFFAIRS REACH CRISIS--!
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ROME, Dec. 16—Authentic reports from Austria state that
crisis has l eon reached in Austria and Hungary, which may
possibly eliminate the empire from th<> F, aopean war.
Following news from the front, which gave details of the j
great Servian victory over the Austrians, and the retreat of
the Austrians from Servia in disorder, rioting on y huge scale)
broke out in Vienna, Budapest and Prague, which the authori
ti<‘s were unable to subdue. The rioters demanded that the
government withdraw from the struggle on any terms possi
ble, and that the armies he withdrawn from the field. Thous
ands of women were numbered among the rioters.
It has been known to the government that in the case of
any serious reverse to the Austrian army an uprising of the
people, a great majority of whom have been opposed to the war!
from tin* first, would occur, and as a consequence ficticious bid
Ictins have been issued by the wor office in many instances
claiming victories when the troops had been defeated. The
bulletins issued yesterday claiming that the abandonment of,
Belgrade was merely a strategic move, was flatly contradicted
today by authentic news from the front that the Austrians had
been overwhelmingly defeated in the fighting with the Servians.
It is believed that the rioting will extend throughout the '
empire and may lead to civil war unless Austria at once makes!
peace with her enemies. j1
SERVIANS STATE IANS ! E|
WITH REAVT LOSSES
NISIl Doc. 1(5—An official bulletin issued by the Servians |
ibis morning states that not a single Austrian soldier remains1,
within tin* borders of Servia except prisoners of war number-j.
ing 60,(MM). ,
The bulletin states that the Austrians have been driven
back before the Servian advance, and have crossed the Rrinn
into their own country. The Austrians are reported to have i
lost heavily during the retreat north. i
LONDON, Dec. 16—An official report given out by the war <
office this morning states that severe fighting has taken place in
Belgium, resulting in a decided gain for the Allies. The Bel
gian town of Western!, occupied by the Germans, has been vio- 1
lently bombarded by tin* British fleet, while the Belgian army 1
has repulsed a counter attack of the Germans upon the town of '
St. Georges, in West Flanders, and are now occupying the '
farms on the left bank of the Yser. <
The cable between Cordova and Val
ilcz went down this morning at 9 30,
brenking off In the middde of a mes
sage. It is not known what constitutes
Lhe interruption, as the Cordova office
lias not the the necessary instruments
for making the required tests, but a
message received at the local office i
from Valdez, via Sitka and the wire- 1
ess, states that tests are being made
it Valdez, and will be completed about <
In the meantime communication be- I
ween Cordova and the outside is cut I
iff. and no messages are being ex- 1
changed except by wireless to and I
from Sitka. Press dispatches, con- *
lequently are light, the Times morn- 1
ng messages being on the wire when
t. went down and only a portion re
ceived. If the interruption proves to
ie a break, messages will be for
varded, so far as possible between
?itka and Cordova by wireless, and
omorrow may bring forth a larger
elegraphic service than has been re
The Cordova cable has been in oper
titon for a little over five years, and
his is the first Interruption that has
iccurred in hat time.
LOCAL JOTTINGS. ; (
Dr. Hale will leave tonight on the j
Jarlposa for Seal tie to spend the holi- i
F. T. Hamshaw, the Chlsana mining .
nan, Is booked to sail for the Btates
m the Mariposa.
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Dr. W. W. Council is booked to sail
onight on the Mariposa for Seattle,
vhere he will Bpend the holidays with
M. Plnkelstein will be an outgoing
tassenger on the Mariposa to attend
he wedding of his daughter Miss
rllnnle, which will take place in Seat
le on Christmas day.
• • •
At the meeting of the Knights of (
’yfhias held last night, officers wore |
lomtnated for the ensuing six months, j
rhe election will take place next j
"no:,day and installation Will he held (
he first meeting in January. N
CHlSTEfi CIS THAN HAVE
LONDON, Doc. Hi—It was announced by the war office this
ifternoon that the British army headquarters had been pushed
o the eastward.
(Most* observers of the war here assume that the fighting
■hronicled by the war office of late, both in France and Belgium,
ms been more severe than the official communications would
end one to believe, and that there has been greater advances
>y the allied troops than has been given out. It is believed hen
linn the (Herman forces operating in France and Belgium have
»eeu weakened considerably by flu* withdrawal of troops for
•ther battlefields in the east, and that the allies have been able
o make large gains against the invaders.
WASHINGTON, Dec. Hi—The German converted cruiser
'ormorant, which arrived at Guam, Philippine islands, ves
erday, without coal, water and provisions, was unable to leave
tort today as requirt'd by the international rules, and the ves
el was turned over to the United States authorities. Slit* will
>e stripped of her guns, and will be interned until the close of
he war. The Cormorant carried a complement of 22 officers
md 355 men.
IIS CMS CIS VARIOUS POINTS
ALONG BATTLE LINE-ARTILLERV
STILL CONTINUES ACTIVE
PARIS, Dec. Hi—An official bulletin today announces a
iistinet gain of the allied troops operating in France.*1 The
'ulletm states: “Our troops, who had already gaimal ground
a tin1 direction of Klein Zeillebeke, have also made progress
a the region of St. Floi. In the regions of A* Aisne and
diampajne, there has been heavy artillery engagements in
diich \\*fc have gained a distinct advantage.”
Exercises, marking the close of the
term for the holidays, will be held In
the Cordova school on Friday after
noon, December 18, at 2 o’clock. A
cordial Invitation is extended to all
who are interested in the school and
its work to attend the exercises. Fol
lowing is the program
SONG—“Legend of the Christmas
Tree,” Higher Grades.
RECITATION—“Christmas Day Is
Coming," little Shepard.
RECITATION—“Fair Warning to
Santa," Raymond Redfleld.
DIALOGUE—“Gone With a Hand
sotner Man," Marie Rosswog, Clarence
Johanson and Arthur Frodenberg.
RECITATION— “Keeping Christ
mas," Roy Lee.
SONG—“Old Santa Claus," Primary
RECITATION—“When Father Cra
ries the Duck," I»rton Sheldon.
INSTRUMENTAL SOLO — “Scarf
Dance,” Ethel Ixils Price.
RECITATION—“Jes‘ Afore I Know
ed Who Santa Claus Was,” John Ross
RECITATION—“A Secret,'- Elaine
j RECITATION — "Santa nnil llis
! Automobile," Celeste Barrus.
; SONG—"Santa Running an Auto
! mobile,” School.
DIALOGUE—"The Suffragette Cen
sus Taker,” Genevieve Rosswog anil
SOLO — "Watching for Santa,”
RECITATION—" A Christmas All
venture,” Will Clayson.
RECITATION—"The Day Before
Christmas,” Donald Bollinger.
RECITATION —"When Christmas
Comes,” Dorothy Dooley.
SON—“Hi Ho For Santa Claus,"
RECITATION—“Lend a Hand," Ed
ia Howard. .5ii
SONG—"Helping Each Other,”
Box,” Harry O'Neill.
DIALOGITE—“Grouch Family,” The
SONG—“The Christmas Greeting.''
DRILL AND SONG—“Good Night,”
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MARIPOS SAILS SOUTH
The steamer Mariposa left Valdez
at 1 o'clock this afternoon, and la
duo to arrive here at 7. She will take
on two cars of ore from the Kenuecott
mine, and is expected to get away for
the south about 9 o'clock. The pas
Kongers booked at the Cordova office
at 4 o'clock were: Dr. W. W. Council,
F. T. Hamshaw, Chris Jenson, Hobt.
O'Connor, J. R. Clark, Mrs. L. Frank,
August Gustafson. Andrew Nerland.
Capt. S. Pederson, M. Finkulstein, Dr.
O. H. Hale, 1,. Widing, C. B. Frank, J.
I’hilpot, Mrs. \V. H. Mondham. J.
J-VEhristensen. Frank Kramer. J. Q.
I'.gan, W. J. \ nchon, K. F. Isaacson.
All the news all the time in the
Times office—Phone 4.
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