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(ONLY CORDOVA PAPER WITH ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHES) ’’ | V°W MR ON !'j. NUMBER TWENTY-TWO. CORDOVA, ALASKA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29,1914. IMUCE TEN CENTS. * WASHINGTON, Poe. 20—President Wllon stated today that he expected five Inronie of the government during the present fiscal year to exceed the expenditures, and that everything possible to accomplish that result was being done. In view of the bright ou-t look for the resumption of business on a normal scale in the near future, the President asserted that there was no doubt that the federal income would in the next few months b# largely in excess of that of the past four or five months, while the Euro pean war has had such a depressing effect upon business conditions in the United States. -:o: SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 29 The great Panama-Pacific Exposition will open its doors Sunday, January 3 to the public. Everything is being lush ed to have the exhibits in readiness so that on the opening day things will be in perfect running order. There are many visitors already in the city awaiting for the opening. NOME MINING MEN COME OVER TRAIL Among the arrivals in Cordova on today’s train were J. H. Miles and A. W. Stevens, two mining men of Se ward peninsula, who are en route to the states. They traveled from Nome to Fairbanks with their own team of eight dogs and made the trip in one month and one day. Owing to the fact that the bay was not frozen over when they left Nome, they were com pelled to go around Norton sound, which caused them to be on the road several days longer than would other Xvise have been necessary. Conditions along the Yukon river are reported to be quiet, and at no place did they see anything exciting. The trail is in bad shape for the great er part of the distance. For a finish ing touch, the mushers made 55 miles, from Minto to Fairbanks. Mr. Miles is manager of the Seward dredge, on Solmon creek. He did not take the last boat Outside as he was anxious to work the plant as long as possible. -:o: Returned from Inspection Trip J. H. Sellen returned on this after noon’s train from a tour of inspection of the railroad. Mariposa Early in Morning. The steamer Mariposa is due here at 1 o’clock tomorrow morning and wili sail south again on Friday even ing. r* ' Are Down From Chitina. Mr. and Mrs. Jess Forrester wore arrivals from Chitina on today's trair and spend several days with Cordo va friends. -:o: Is On the Sick List. A. N. Hayes, master car builder foi the Copper River railway, has beer Seriously ill for several days past, nl though his condition is slightly im l/roved today. -:o: On His Way to Juneau Dr. Smith came down on today'i train from Chitina and will leave or the next steamer for Juneau, to tak< the medical examination required o ^ nil physicians who came into the terri w tory within the past year. * ’ I "WASHINGTON, Hoc. 2!>—President Wilson todny s<>nt !" til-- s. nate nomination of Hilaries R. Bunnell, of Valdez, Alaska, tor the udgcship of tin* fourth .judicial division of Alaska. It is expected Glint the confirmation by the senate will take place immediately, as the judgship of the division has been vacant for some time, and urgent requests have been for warded to the department of justice that a judge lie appointed, as there was a number of prisoners awaiting trial, and other court business necessitating the immediate presence of a judge. I-1 HON. CHARLES E. BUNNELL, VALDEZ Charles E. Bunnell, who was today named by President \\ ilson for the judgship of the Fourth judicial division, was the Democratic nominee for delegate to congress from Alaska at tin1 recent election, and is one of the leading attorneys of bis home city, Valdez. Mr. Bunnell is thirty-six years of age, and is a native of Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Bucknell university of that state, and following his graduation in 1900 he came to Alaska, going to Wood Island. In 190’ he moved to Valdez, where in 1908 he was admitted to the bar, since which time lie has built up a large practice, and is generally accredited as being one of the leading attorneys of the territory. — -: o: I TRIFLING WITH PRESIDENT AND ILL BE SEVERELY TREATED MEXICO CITY, Dec. 29—General Villa to,la i issued ii signed statement in which he said that many Foreign resident* of Mexico has asked him of late for his personal gu ran tee of tin safety of themselves and their business interests, and stated that lie was disposed to make the effort to give them. Regarding the present chief executive of the nation lit said: “I regret that certain conspirators are endeavoring t< take advantage of his sincerely and honesty. 1 shall have t< treat this element with severity. The country needs prudenc, and energetic measures, and after these matters are attendee to I shall direct a campaign for the removal of the capital t, Tampico. ’ * — -:o: STOCKHOLM, Doc. 29—A report issued by the minister of marhie today state sthat Sweden, Not way, Denmark an, Holland, nee the beginning of the war and up to the middl, of December, have lost twenty-two ships, valued at ten million: of dollars, by floating mines in the North Sea, set adrift by tin belligerants. He protested vigorously against the laying ol mines in the lanes of travel, where the ships of neutral nations are jeopardized equally with those of the warring nations. -:o: LONDON, Dec.29- During the first four months of the war Great Britian has lost, being either captured or destroyed b\ the enemy, fifty-four foreign going ships. These vessels, witl their cargoes, are valued at twenty-nine millions of dollars. WASHINGTON, Dec. 29—President Wilson, referring today to the note sent to Great Britain by the State Department, Insisting upon better treatment of American commerce at the hands of British warships, declared that eventually Great Britain would pay large damages to the owners of vessels and cargoes which had been unlawfully seized and detained by that government. When asked if the communication sent to Great Britain was a result of the recent ga'lhering of l’an American diplomats in this city, he said “No," and said tlhat the position taken by this country would apply to any neu tral nation, and the contentions ad vanced by the United States were not peculinr to this country alone. The President declared that the note wus s l eseil on the generally accepted prin eiples of International law. -to; PRESIDENT WILL WASHINGTON, Dec. 29—In an In terview this afternoon President Wil son stated that his support of the Jones bill, which provides for the ul timate independence of the Philippine Islands, when the people thereof shall have demonstrated their fitness to maintain a stable government, had in no way altered by the recent dis turbances in the Islands. He said that it had been the declared intui tion of the United States government at all times that the Islands should be restored to the people when they were prepared to assume its govern ment. The United States, he said, did not capture the islands from Spain to hold them, and their possession was not of value to this government. The President declared that the ac counts spread broadcast concerning the uprising had been purposely ex agerated, for the purpose of defeat ing the cause of Philippine indepen dence, by parties whose interest would be best served by keeping this government in control of the islands. -:o: SAN DIEGO, Dec. 29—A wireless message from a United Slates cruiser received here today states that seven thousand troops which have been ser ving under the leadership of General Carranza, and stationed at Tepic, the capital of the Province of Tepic on the weBt coast of Mexico, today went over to General Villa. The dispatch states that no trouble is expected, but that the foreign residents of Tepic and of San lllas, a const city a short distance west of that city, have taken refuge on the American supply ship Glacier, • which is lying in the harbor. -:o:— To Locate In the States. ■ Peter Sherman, who has been em , ployed ot the Northern Meat market for several years, will be an outgoing ; passengers on the next trip south of the Mariposa. Pete expects to re main in the Btates, for a time at least, where he will engage in business for • himself, I -:o: Today's news in today’s Dally Timet 1 AND COES TO BOTTOM-CREW CAPTUREDJY AUSTRIANS PARIS, Doc. 2J> The government today isued a bulletin an nouncing tbe loss of tbe French submarine Curie in Austrian waters. The submarine was submerged and going to attack an Austrian warship when it struck a chain stretched to pro toct the Austrian licet from attacks of this character. The submarine was so badly damage that she went to the bottom within a few minutes. Discovering the fatal injury to the boat tin* officers directed that she be sent to the surface, where all the men made their escape but one, who was drowned, the re mainder being picked up by Austrian boats and taken prisoners. ni LON1X )N, Poo. 21) Reports from Paris state that the cam paign for the re possession by France of the Province of Alsace, taken by the Germans from France in the war of 1870, is pro grossing successfully. The allies have made considerable pro gross in southern Alsace, and are new engaged in shelling Muolhnuscn and Ntoinbaeh, two of the principal strongholds in German hands. Northern Alsace lias also been invested by French troops, who are meeting with less opposition from the i nemv than in the south. -:o; LONDON, Dec. 20—Reports received here state that Aus tria has officially admitteded that the Russian troops are again occupying the passes in the Carpathian mountains, and that the Austrian troops along the entire front from the Hiala river to a point northwest of Pukla Pass are falling back before the Russian advance. This apparently moans the withdrawal eventually, of all the Austro-German forces which swept across the mountains to form the right of the concerted attack on the Russian armies in Galicia. -:o: RUSSIANS REPORTS REPULSE OF THE HEAVY LOSSES PETROGRAD, Dc. 29—An official bulletin issued by the war office this afternoon announces the repulse of the Germans in Poland, with extremely heavy losses. The Germans again started mass attacks upon the Russian position, hurling regi ment after regiment against the trenches, where they were mot by a withering fire i i" the protected Russians which mowed them down in hundreds, and compelled tiled to retreat preci pitately. FRENCH TAKE GFRIN TRENCHES NORTH OF ARRAS ANO RETAIN ARRAS, France, Dee. 29—The French troops made a sharp attack on the German front, near here Sunday, extending over a line about twelve miles in length. The attack was partially succestul, tin1 French capturing half a mile of the German trenches near Dens, north of this city, and retaining the captur ed ground in spite of several counter attacks by the Germans. LONDON, Dec. 29—Official statements issued by both the French and German war offices today make claims of slight gains along the line in France and Belgium, which do not ma terially change the situation there. The French bulletins are more specific as to where the gains have taken place than are tiu* Germans, but both admit their claimed advances have been of minor importance. Both bulletins also state that the fight ing has been confined to comparatively sTnall engagements, in which neither side have lost heavily. I 1 WASHINGTON. Dec. 29—!n an In terview today, President Wilson stated that he had no doubt that the admin istration legislative program, which consists of the shipping bill, conser vation hills and appropriation bills, would he passed by the present con « gross, without serious opposition, and without the necessity for a special ses sion. He stated that he expected all business to be carried out before March 1 of next year. The President stated that he would take no stand on the immigration bill, hut would approve such measure as was passed by congress. He said, however, that he was personally op posed to the literary test for immi grants provided for In the bill. -:o: ILL EXCEED WASHINGTON, Hoe. 29— A state ment issued by (lie treasury depart ment today rIiows that the exports from the United States to foreign countries during the first twenty-five days in December, exceeded the im ports by eighty-eight millions of dol lars. A large portion of the exports were to the warring nations of Europe. FOX RAISERSIN ~ KANTISHNA DOING WELL C. E. Ingersoll, of the Kantishna dis trict, who is in Cordova awaiting the sailing of the Mariposa for the states, .-ays that fox farming in his section is no small industry at the present time, and a number of old-timers have de serted the mining game to take up the business of raising fur-bearing ani mals. At the present time there are a number of very valuable animals in the Kantishna, but it is such a risky proposition to move them at this time that the owners consider it more ad visable to wait until warmer weather. Ingersoll describes the Kantishna as an ideal place to reside now, and says that during the summer a trav eler will meet many pretty places with beautiful gardens, and even flower beds, in the wilderness. ✓ | —-- • A • _ Train Arrives This Afternoon. A train from the interior arrived this afternoon, bringing passengers and mail. j -:o: Back In Town Again E. E. Ray returned today from a trip up the line, where he has been do ing some work for the railroad com pany. -:o: Establishes Trading Post. Jark Baird, formerly of Fairbanks and Iditarod, has located at Portage Bay, where he has established a trad ing station. -:o: Good Bill at Empress. Manager Latbrop is giving the pa trons of Empress theatre some ex ceptionally good programs and the bill for tonight will be up to the standard. -:o: Masons to Banquet. Tomorrow evening the officers of Mt. McKinley lodge, F. & A. M.. will be installed after which the Masons and their families will participate tn a banquet at Slater’s restaurant. --:o:-• Get Your Partners for the Dance. Extensive preparations are being made for the Firemen’s ball to be held Thursday evening. Clayson's orches tra will furnished the music and a good time Is assured all who attend.