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™!lss THE Cl IRDIIVA DAILY TIMES ns™. (ONLY CORDOVA PAPER WITH ASSOCIATED PRESS DISPATCHES) * 7 VOLUME ONE. NUMBER TWENTY-FOUR. CORDOVA, ALASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1914. PRICE TEN CENTS. I BERKELY, Cal., Dec. 31—Duncan McKinley, a former United States congresman from this state, and well known in Alaska ns a claimant in the Bering river coal fields, died sudden ly in this cit'x slat night from a stroke of apoplexy. -:o: \ 1 f WASHINGTON, Dec. 31—An amend ment to strike out the literary test from the provisions of the immigration bill, now under debate in the senate was defeated this afternoon by a vote of 47 against to 12 for tihe amendment President Wilson, while on record as opposing the literacy test for the ad mission of aliens into the Unitec States, will make no appeal for the re moval of the provision, and has stated that he would approve the bill ii passed. LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31—Charles H. Randall, who was recently elected to congress from this district, stated today that he is not a Democrat, al though elected on that tiicket. He de clares that he is a Prohibitionist and that his first act in Congress will be the introduction of a drastic prohibi tion bill. -;o: Fresn shipments of corn on the cob at Kinney’s. OFFER TO SELL ROAD APPRAISED VALUE WASHINGTON, Dec. 31—In a conference here yesterday over the Alaska Railroad situation, be tween J. P. Morgan and Secretary of the Interior | Lane, Morgan made a verbal offer to the secretary to sell the Copper River & Northwestern Railway to the government at its appraised physical valuation. Secretary Lane admitted today that such an offer had been made, but refused to discuss the question of what effect, if any, the offer would have on the selection of the routes for the government railways in Alaska. DELEGATE ACTIVE AIDS TO NAVIGATION WASHINGTON, Dec. 31—Delegate Wicker sham, of Alaska, has called a meeting of the congres sional delegation from Washington, Oregon and Cal l.-L'l11_1 1 " .HP-1.111. -1-11- - l ifornia for tomorrow morning. The object of the meeting, as stated in the request of the Delegate for the meeting, is to discuss methods for getting through congress the appropriations urg ed by Secre I J. JL'.l-■—■J.!?-!_ . ' ' J tary of Commerce Redfield, for aids for navigatior in Alaskan waters during the present session of con gress. The appropriation bill is now in the hands of the committee. . g . " ■ ■ r 1 1 ■ ■ l MASONIC OFFICERS INSTALLED The Masonic installation of Mount McKinley Lodge No. 183, took place at their hallf last night, to which all masons and their families as well as members of the Eastern Star and their families were invited and generally attended. Music was furnished by Mrs. Helen Sheldon, Mr. and Mrs. Appleby, Mre. H. I. Lewis, and T. Von SpronBon. The installing officer was Past Master C. M. Frazier, and his officers were Alvah Eames, marshall, and T. M. Hunt, chaplain. The ceremony of in itiation was very impressive, the music was especially fine, fitting in at the appropriate place at all times. The following named officers were installed. Bartley Howard ..Worshipful Master Walter M. Wolf.Senior Warden Henry A. Slater .Junior Warden Adoniram J. Adams .Treasurer Oscar C. Meyer .Secretary Thomas M. Hunt .Chaplain John J. Courtney .Marshal Archibald McN. Field. .Senior Deacon Kent G. Kobinson.Junior Deacon James E. Currier.Senior Steward Guy Higginson.Junior Steward Will Clayson .Organist John J. Strigsve .Tyler After the ceremonies nil repaired to Slater’s restaurant, which was appro priately and artistically decorated, where the finest spread of the season awaited them. After feasting on the good things from turkey down to Ice cream, cigars and cigarettes having been lit, speeches were Indulged in Witil an early hour this morning. Bartley Howard, worshipful master, presided and made the opening ad dres, in which he went into the gen °n'l scope and teachings of the order. Mis. A. J. Adams, worthy matron, was next called upon made an impressive talk relative to the O. E. S. Order. Past Matron Karnes gave a history of the origin of the Eastern Star Chap ter in a telling manner. Past Worthy Patron Adams and present treasurer of the Mount McKinley lodge next re sponded, making a very telling and effective speech on the objects of Free Masonry. Alvah Eames, in his amica ble fasion, told several funny stories and wondered why speeches were ever made at banquets. T. M. Hunt, Past Patron of the Eastern Star Chapter, showed that Masonry was not a re ligion nor a political organisation, but a system of morality veiled In allegory and Illustrated by symbols. The other spankers wore Oscar Meyer, Walter Wolf and (’. M. Frazier. Mr Wolf liken the emblem of Masonry which is the lamb skin. The lamb skin, he said. In all ages had been an emblem of in nocence; that he who wore the lamb skin or white leather apron was con stantly reminded of that purity of life and rectitude of conduct, which was necessary to gain admission into that celestial lodge above. Mrs. Opal Hunt, First Worthy Ma tron of the Cordova Chapter, No. 4, spoke with earnestness and effect of the work that the chapter has accom plished In Cordova in the short time of its history. Fast Master C. M. Frazier contended that the key-note of Mas onry which makes it a success is Brotherly Hove and Friendship; that around that cardinal virtue all of the enantK. allegory and lessons of Free Masonry cluster. Out of fifteen members, who five yenrs ago started the Masonic lodge hut three of the orginal members were present. About seventy attend |ed this function and at the late hour, as said above, it adjourned wlith good feelings after drinking to the toast of our "Absent Brothers.” ARIZONA SALOONS ILL CLOSE AT I PHOENIX, Ariz., Dec. 31—State wide prohibition in Arizona goes intc effect tonight at midnight. The law effects the closing of many places ol business throughout the state, Hirer hundred saloons and ten wholesale houses in this city alone being com pelled to close their doors at midnighi not to re-open. Several saloons or the border between this state anc Mexico have moved across the at reel into the latter country and will con iinue to serve their customers. A! of the saloons have done a rushinf business today, many of the citlizens having laid In a stock of wet good! against the coming drought. VILLA WASHINGTON, Dec. 31—Advices received here today, by the State De partment, are to the effect that Gen eral Carranza and his forces aban doned the city of Monterey, capital of the province of Neuvo Deon, moving to the North.. General Villa, with a strong force is advancing on the city from the south, and had expected to engage in battle with Carranza. -:o: SAN DIEGO, Cal., 31—The exposi tion in this City will open tonight at midnight. President Wilson, in Wash ington pressing the electric button which, will give the signal for the starting of the big Fair. Secretary of the Treasury, William Gibbs Me Adoo will represent President Wilson at the opening ceremonies tonight. —--:o: Mrs. Sophie Scott entertained at din ner last evening, the guest of honor being Archie Cloinger, of Chlitina. ' -:o: 1 Today's news in today’s Daily Times ALLIES REPORT CAINS IN FRANCE AND CAPTURE UF ALSATIAN ILAGEJTEINBACH LONDON, Dec. 31—Reports sisued today state that along the entire front, in the western war zone, the allies are exert ing a steady pressure against the German line, from Alsace, in the south to the North sea. The fighting has been heavy in some places, and all along the line it is claimed the allies have made advances. In Alsace the allies have captured the village of Steinbaeh from the Germans and are now occupying it, after a desperati house to house fight in which about half of the community participated. CALLS UPDN SOCIALISTS TO MAKE WAR UPON PRESENT STRIFE LONDON, Dec. 31—Karl Leibknckt, the Socialist membei of the German Reichstag, and who has been enrolled in the army for voting against the new credit, has sent a New Year’s greet ing to the British Socialists. In his message he calls upon al the workingmen of the world to unite in a war against the wai in Europe. He says the masses everywhere, regardless of na tionality, loathe the war, and that among the German working men there is far greater opposition to the war than is generally supposed, or the government will permit to be made public. -:o: AALIES ARE BOMBARDING AUSTRIAN NAVAE BASE LONDON, Dec. 31—An official answer to the note from th United States protesting against interference with America] commerce, will be drawn up by the government as soon us possi hie. It is stated that the reply will be in the same friendl; spirit as that which marked the communication from the Unitei States. ENGLAND'S REPLI TO NOTE WILL EVIDENCEFRIENDLY SPIRIT WASHINGTON, Dec. 31—Thirty British and French wai ships are now bombarding Pola, an Austrian naval base on th Adriatic sea, and also the seaport of Ruigno, fourteen mile north of Pola. FALLEN OFF WASHINGTON. Dec. 31—Immigra tion through the port of New York, according to the report of the immi gration inspec'ors, isued today, has ^ fallen off tremendously from that of previous years. The decrease for the , year 1914 from that of last year is 601,000 persons, or nearly 45 per cent less that the number of immigrants arriving here during 1913. The do , crease was greatest during the past five months of the year, particularly . after the breaking out of the European ’ war. WILL ISSUE NO PAPER TOMORROW ARFTERNOON There will be no Isue of The Times tomorrow evening. The cable office will observe holiday hours, being open only from 9 to 10 a. m. and from 5 to G p. m. Owing to the fact that with the cable down and the wireless crowded with business it is extremely doubtful if any press mesisages would be received before 6:30 or 6 p. m., •making it almost an impossibilty to get out a paper within any reasonable hour. -:o: STORES WILL CLOSE ALL DAY TOMOROW Tomorrow, New Year's Day, being a legal holiday, it will be observed as such by the merchants of Cordova. Stores will be closed all day. The cable office and postofflce will observe holiday hours, the former being open from 9 to 10 a. m. and from 6 to 6 p. m„ and the latter from 12 m. to 1 p. m. . j r ■ ~~ * ~ - i CHICAGO, Dec. 31—An indictment, charging Charles Alexander, a weal thy steel magnate of Providence, R. I„ with violation of the Mann “White Slave” act, was returned by the fed eral grand jury today. Alexander is charged with having brought Elizabeth Cope, a young girl, from Dos Angeles to the east for immoral purposes. The grand jury also returned an indictment against Elizabeth ('ope, the complaining witness in the “\Yhit< Slave” case, who is charged with at tempting to bribe assistants in th< district attorney’s office. UPRISING SHOWS WASHINGTON. Dec. 31—Prlvat dispatches to Dean Worcester, font erly secretary of the inteilior of th Philippine Islands, received today fror Manila, states that though the recen uprising of the Filipinos against th authorities was insignificant (n itsel they indicate a dangerous condition c affairs. It is possibly te duoto the fa< that plans for a more general revo had not been fully matured, and th uprising without leadens of abiltt and prematurely executed that it wt of such little moment and speed! overcome. i ..... ■■■■■—-".'f —T—g»TPrr11 , m '"■■■■■ — ■? SERVIANS WILL INVADE ; HUNGARY EARLK NEAT SPRING ■ PARIS, Dec. 31—The Servian Minister to France states that the Servian army will invade Hungary nefct spring, as ‘ soon as weather conditions make the campaign feasible. He 1 states that the inhabitants of Bosnia, the southern province of the Austro-Hungarian empire, are Slavs, and a majority of them are in sympathy with the Servians. They are i.xp>'e.tod 1 to be of material service to the Servians in the invasion of Hum garv. Tin* Servian army is now well equipped and provision ed, according to the statements of the minister. . GAPEURE GERMAN ISLAND OE THE SOLOMON GROUP MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec. 31~A report received In n ' today states that British forces have occupied Brnainville, tin s most northern and largest island of the Solomon group, lyin'! to the east of New Guinea, and formerly held by Germany. DEFENDERS OF PRZEMYSL REDUCED TO SORE STRftITS THROUGH l" OFFODD PETROGRAD, Dec. 31—An official announcement by the war office today states that the Austrian fortress at Przemysl, which is being besieged by the Russians, have been reduced to terrible straits, and must soon surrender tiie forts. An Aus trian aeroplane, attempting to (‘liter Przemysl yesterday was was brought down by the Russian gunners, and the a-voplane was found to be loaded to its capacity with food. This is taken to indicate that the defenders are extremely short of food, when it is found necessary' to resort to such hazardous meth ods, of bringing in supplies. --: o: IF THEIR DEFEAT IN GALICIA LONDON, Dec. 31—The decisive defeat of the Austrian army operating against the Russians in Galicia, is not denied by the Austrian war office, and it is generally believed that the report is authentic. Reports from Poland indicate that the Russians are making a determined stand against the Germans, and the latter are apparently finding it extremely difficult to make any advance in t he direction of Warsaw. JAPAN DENIES TROOPS BE I SENT TD AID DF THE ALLIES 5 -* _ _ TOKIO, Dec. 31—The Japanese foreign office has made an * official announcement that none of the belligerant nations have 1 made any request that the Japanese government send troops to 1 Europe to assist the allies. There has been a rumor current here that Russia and • France favor the project, but that England is holding off from f. making such a request on account of economic and political 1 difficulties. t -:0: 6 PETRt >GRAD, Dec. 31 The war office expresses the belief y that the German and Turkish offensive movement in Trans 8 Oaueasuia has been broken. The Turkish column was dis y persed bv a heavy artillery fire from the Russian position, more | than half of their force having been killed in the fighting.