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(ONLY CORDOVA PAPER WITH ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHES) — VOLUME ONE. NUMBER TWENTY.__CORDOVA, ALASKA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2(5, 1914. PRICE TEN CENTS. VILLA’S METHOD OF RAISING FUNDS EL PASO, Dec. 2«— Julian Medina, a blacksmith, has been appointed gov ernor of the State of Jalisco, by Gen. Villa, replacing Miguel Dieguez, a car penter, who has been appointed by Carranza. During a visit to Guadalajara Villa songht a popular loan of one million pesos. A major part of the loan will be supplied by the church party, whic his very much gratified with the reopening of the churches under an order of General Villa, all of them having been closed by Carranza. In an adress to tPie business men Villa stated that if funds were not raised another French Revolution would result, when men such as he was addressing might fall by the knife of the guillotine. As a result or the address the business men are contributing liberally to the fund. -:o: Freighter Brings Coal. The freighter Latouche arrived in port early Friday morning and dis charged 350 tons of coal, after which she took two cars of machinery, from the Kennecott mine, consigned to the Beat son mine at Latouchie. --:o:-■ Read the Times and be a booster. GERMANS DEFEAT THE ENGLISH BKKIjIN, Dec. 2fi—An official bulletin issued b\ I flic war office today states that tin* success of the battle between the Gorman forces and the British and Hast Indian troops near St. Hubert, which oc curred Thursday and yesterday, can better be .judg ed today, when the details are at hand. The bulletin i states that nineteen officers, and ei#ht hundred and ei#hUtn nun were taken prisoners, and anion# the Sl»"ils of war taken were fourteen machine guns, twelve mine throwers, and a considerable amount of "tiler material. The Knglish asked for a cessation "f hostilities to bury their dead. Our losses were comparatively light. Zeppelin Drops Fourteen Bombs. NANCN, Dee. ‘Jti—A German Zepplin l!< •w over| this city at an early hour this morning and dropped thirteen bombs. Owing to the height of the ait ship the aim was poor, and the damaged done by the explosions was comparatively light. Only two persons were killed and two wounded, as the result of flying fragments. Several residences were slight ly damaged, but none*of the public buildings of the city wore strek. FILIPINOS ENGAGE IN SMALL UPRISING MANILA, Dec. 26—Eight I'hilipinos were ar rested this morning by the Tinted States niifhorith s on a charge of sedition, as the result of an abortiv uprising in Manila and suburbs Thursday night. The uprising was quickly subdued, and was evident ly poorly organized, ns it lacked a leader of any standing. The revolters were mostly persons who are placing implicit trust in tin* word of Antonio Ricntte, a revolutionist, who continually conducts a propa gamla from Ilong Kong, whither lie went after Ids oanislum nt from the islands several years ago |>y tin* American authorities. WASHINGTON, Dec. li(i Government officials attach no importance to the reported uprising in the Philippines. It is generally conceded that the move meat was without strength, and no further trouble from this source is anticipated. COLD WAVE SWEEPS EASTERN STATES WAMIINUTUN, l)ec. 2(>—The entire country from the Missippi to the Atlantic, is in the grip of the coldest wave of many years. In a number of places the lowest temperature evc^r recorded for the month of December prevails. In Verinant a tem perature of fifty-four degress below zero is recorded, Archie Clonlnger, of Chltina, is spending a few days with town friends. while extremely cold weather extends southward a far as the Florida peninsula. lielow zero temperatures are recorded in New Filmland, interior New York, West Virginia, Miehi 'Vi01, Illinois, Northern Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota. Ill many of tin* cities the suffering among tin* poorer classes is intense. The municipal lodging houses are filled to overflowing with the homeless who have been compelled to seek shelter from the in tense cold, while the bread lines and soup kitchens | are taxed to the utmost to meet demands upon them. Don't forget that both the Daily i Timer and Alaska Times can be had for only $1.25 per month; or both for $« for six months, if paid in advance, t nr is seized RAISE SYDNEY, Austrllla, Dec. 26—The tovernment has seized the entire itock of wheat In New South Wales •xcept sufficient for seed for the farm »rs. The action of the government was the result of the attempt of spec tators, taking advantage of war con lit ions, to inflate prices. The govern nent has fixed a price of $1.20 per >ushel. mm sailed ~ THURSDAY NIGHT SEATTLE, Dec. 26—The steamer dariposa got away from here for the torth Thursday evening. Her past icngers for Cordova were Mrs. 'Eimat. f. Dobson and one steerage. -:o: Rev. McBride Goes to Chittna. llev. J. L. McBride left on this noming's train for Chitina and Ken toco't, where he will hold services. Vs a consequence there will be no reaching at the Presbyterian church omorrow. Mr. McBride will return o Cordova the last of the week. -:o: Dally Times gets Associated Press ispatches. OFFENSIVE ATTACKS TOE GERMANS HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL AND CAPTURED HOB RUSSIANS BERLIN, Dec. 26—The war office issued an official bulle tin this afternoon which states that the Russian attacks in the vicinity of Lobzen, in Poland, has been repulsed, and we took one thousand of the Russians as prisoners. In North Poland, in the vicinity of the Vistula river, the situation remains unchanged, the result of the past two days of fighting having netted nether side any material advantage, Along the Bzura river, we have ceased our attacks on the Rus sian front. On the right bank of the Pilica, to the southeast of Thomas zow, our offensive operations have resulted sucessfullv, while further to the south the situation remains practically un changed. BEICHSTAGSOCllSfOPPOSED PARIS, Dec. 26—A dispatch from Switzerland states that Dr. Leibkbbecht, the Socialist leader, and the only member of the Reichstag who voted against the war credit, has been en rolled in the army to put a stop to his opposition to the war plans of the nation. A trial of the Doctor for high treason was suggested, but that plan was abandoned and the plan of making him serve in the army submitte-d. ATTACK OTWlNS TN POLAND REPULSED WITH FRIGHTFUL LOSSJHIFE PETROGRAD, Dec. 26—A bulletin this morning from tin* war office states that the Germans have been hurled back from one of the positions they occupied on the left bank of the Vistu la, and on the right bank of the lower Bzura, and have been re inforced in another place. The Germans are continuing their attack on Sochoczow and are trying to debouch from Beelomo to the east of Skeirni ewicz. A heavy night attack by the Germans was repulsed with terrible loss to them. They have also launched several fruitless attacks to the west of the river Iiawka, and are offer ing a vigorous resistance to the Russian offensive movement on the North bank of the Pilica. The situation in East Prussia, and near Przemysl, in Galicia! and on the front near the Carpathian mountains, remains about j the same as last reported, no essential change being noted. L NO tOOM FOR FRF ROSINS ON OFF THE MARKET I’KTHOGRAI), Dec. 2<>—For the first time in the history ot (lie nation Christmas day will be celebrated without vodka, the government ban on all intoxicating liquors having driven it out of the market, and as a consequence the day will be marked by less feasting and carnival than has been customary. Then, too, the Christmas spirit is, in a measure, overshadowed by the spector of the war. The winter so far has been unusually mild, and the river Neva is still unfrozen. In every open space are gathered de tachments of new army levy, where the recruits, clad in fur caps and heavy overcoats, practice war maneuvers. Religious ceremonies will be observed here on Christmas day with greater fervency than usual, the war and its attendant horrors having accentuated the devotional spirit of the people. -:o: HALT NOT TO SHIP COPPER AT ROME, IVo. 26—An assurance lias been received by the Italian government from France and England, that the cargoes of copper on Italian steamers, which have been seized by French and British si 1 ips as contraband of war, will be released. In return Italy has pledged itself that there shall la* no exportation of copper, as all the available supplies of copper are necessary to supply the home market. ARTILLERY 8ATTEES ON IN BELGIUM PARIS, Dec. 26—An official bulletin issued today states ji that there has been intermittent artillery battles in Belgium,1! and that the allies have made progress all along the line in ] France and Belgium, with slight gains. MAKES GIFT Of PIPES TO HIS MEN BERLIN, Dec. 26—The German Crown Prince presented every man in his army with a pipe bearing his picture, as a Christmas present. 1 -io:- 1 JAPAN’S IMPERIAL DIET DISSOLVED i TOKIO, Dec. 26—The Imperial Diet was dissolved today because the House rejected the government measure providing for the expansion of the army. RUSSIAN CHRISTMAS NEAT MONTH - i PETROGRAI), Dec. 26—Russia is stTTlT"using the Julian' Calendar, and as a consequence Christmas .day in this country is still thirteen days distant. i GENERAL VON HEEBINGEN. One of the Commanders of the German Forces. ms. noo dies AT HOME IN SEATTLE K. R. Kerwood, who is employed n the post office, received a cable gram today containing the sad news >f the death of his mother, Mrs. L. B. <erwood in Seattle. The deceased ormerly resided here and had many riends who will be painr '. to loarn of ler death. The sympathy of the com nnnity also goes out to Mr. and Mrs. t. R. Kerwood in the loss of a loving >arent. HEED Of CHITINA GOES TO HIS REST Alexander Ohrlchton, one of the doneer residents of Chltina died at ds home Wednesday. Mr. Chriehton ras a staunch Scotch Presbyterian, >nd his body will be laid to rest to norrow with the services of his hurch, Rev. J. L. McBride, of Cor lova, officiating. Beatson Dies in Seattle. SEATTLE. Dec. 2t!—A K. Beatson, liscoveror of the Beatson Bonanza nine on 1 ntouche island, which he old to the Alaska Synldlcate, died in his city today. Por several years ollowing the sale of the property he ■oslded in Oakland, California, coming 0 this city to make his home only > 1 few months ago. - ■I__•• FIGHT ALONG THE NIDA RIVER IS PROGRESSING FHHLY TB THE RUSSIAN ARMY I hi !(<*(,RA1), Doc. 2(5—An official message issued by the war office* this afternoon states that the Germans who succeed t*d in forcing their way across the Bzura river, south of Necha czow, were driven back today with terrific losses. It is also stated that the* German attack on Boilmow was unsuccessful, and they have retired. In the region of Inuwlodz the German attack also resulted in failure. <hi the I’iliea river, south of Warsaw, stubborn fighting still continues, with little advantage to either side. Along tin* entire course of the Nida river, and to the south of the Vistula the fighting has been heavy, and is progressing favorably to the Russians. RUSSIA EXCHANGES UNO WITH JAPAN FOB ARTILLERY ■ \\ ASI11NGTON, Dec. 2(5—The Japanese embassy here has announced that the Russian government has ceded to Japan tin* north halt of Sakhalin island, lying off the Siberian coast north ot \ ezo, in exchange for heavy artillery. 1 la* southern halt of the island was ceiled to Japan fol lowing the close of the Russo-Japenese war. With the present transfer the entire island is now in the possession of Japan. GERMANY ECONOMIZES IN USE OF * GRAIN TO AVOID SHORTAGE OF THE FOOD SUPPLY < BERLIN, Dec. 2(5—The North German Gazette, in an article printed yesterday, sounds a warning against the use of grain for the feeding of animals, especially rye, which is needed for food for human consumption. The articles state that the food supply of the empire must he carefully husbanded if the nation would avoid a serious shortage of the food supply. A similar warning has been issued by the professors of economy at the I'niversity of Berlin. Tliey advise a larger use of potation, to whose nutrative qualities they have drawn attention, and have also advised a greater consumption of pork, they strongly advise limiting the consumption of beef, and point out t'1*' necessity of a strict economy in the use of all food supplies if Germany would frustrate England’s plan of starv ing Germany into submission.