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The Ci irclova Daily Times
VOLUME ONE. NUMBER 224. CORDOVA, ALASKA, SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 1915. PRICE TEN CENTS. 1 I. 1 > l 1 l • <1 t ^ » H Ed. Wood, of Valdez, who was ap pointed road overseer at the last ses sion of the territorial legislature, is in Cordova, having come down from the interior on yesterday’s train. The ^ forestry money for road building in the territory is now available, and $11,310.80 is the amount that comes to the Third division. The expediture of this money is left to the discretion of the road overseer and Mr. Wood realized the necessity of improving the trail over Sour Dough Hill and has advertised for bids for this work, the same to be opened on September 2. There are also some repairs to be made to the trail leading from Ohitina to the mouth of the Kot sina. In the neighborhood of $2,800 will be required to do this interior work. Mr. Wood spent this morning in in vestgating the most feasible way of building a roadway to the old town. He has about $16000 for this work, which will be let by contract. There are two routes under consideration, the one up A avanue and the other from Second street, cutting across in front of the Schaffer cottage. Which ever trail is selected can later be ex-j tended to the cemetery. -. o:-— WANTS TO TINT • I i WASHINGTON, Aug. 28—Chair man Edes of the Alaska Railroad Com mission has cabled Secretary Lane from Seward asking for permission to take over the Alaska Northern Rail road. This includes all the rolling stock and operating fixtures as well as the terminals, and ft is asserted that the necessary authority will be for warded to him at once. THREE PASSENGER BOATS ARE NEARING GQRQOVA »■ i •pr*—rr ■» The steamer? Worth western is sched uled to arrive here Sunday morning at 3 o’clock. As she has 475 tons of freight for Cordova, including 150,000 feet of lumber for the railroad com pany, she will be in port ten or eleven hours. The Admiral Evans should reach Katalla about 11 o’clock and if she does will dock at Cordova Sunday morning about 9 o’clock. The steamer Mariposa left Juneau at 9 o’clock this morning, and unless delayed at Skagway unloading freight, will be here early Monday morning. -:o: It was reported this morning that the collier Prothemus was due to ar rive here tomorrow, but the wireless station has had no information to that effect. LONDON, Aug. The Russian armies are continuing their retreat all along the line, the Teutonic allies never failing to exert a steady pressure o nthe retiring Slavs, and gradually oc cupying one town after another and forcing the Russian gen erals to new positions. Despite this discouraging state of affairs, the official advices from Petrograd reiterate forcibly the intention of the Czar not to make peace separately. It is officially asserted that there is absolutely no possibility for separate peace, and the Russians are determined to stand' by their allies, and Grand Duke Nicholas says that there can be no peace until the last German and Austrian has been driven -w*-- i. ■■ * from Russian soil. The Russians are preparing to intrench I themselves and resolve the fighting into conditions similar toj the western battle front. The military experts here agree with, with the Russian general staff that the German turning move-' ment in Courland is unlikely to threaten the Russian capital seriously, at least not this autumn. Von Hindenberg is finding the task of conquering the Baltic coast a difficult one, and has) made no progress in that direction of late. The Russian fore-1 ign minister Kazonofif declared today that there was no dis agreement among the allied commanders and that they wen all working harmoniously to destroy the common enemy. Submarine Warfare on Passengers Mnst Cease. "WASHINGTON, Aug. 28—The negotiations between Ger many and America on the subject of submarines warfare will begin as soon as the Wilson administration announces its readi ness. Von BernstorfT has been instructed by his government to open the negotiations with a disavowal for Germany of taking the lives of any Americans at the time of the attack on the Lusitania. Wilson is determined, however, that the Arabic matter must be settled, before renewing the general subject of submarine warfare as started by the Lusitania case. The purpose of this is because the president wishes to have Ger many’s sincerity, in its announcement that under seas warfare against passenger carrying vessels would be ended, determined definitely before continuing the previous negotiations. Conditions Upon Which Bulgaria Will Go To War. SOFIA, Aug. 28—The official organ of the government announced editorially today that if conditions affecting the territorial demands of Bulgaria were complied with, so that Bulgaria would recover that portion of Macedonia she was en titled to after the first Balkan war, gets her seaport on the Aegean Sea, and Roumania cedes the section of Dobruja forced from Bulgaria at the time of the second Balkan war, that Bul garia would immediately intervene in the war on the side of the allies, and send her army, already mobilized, into the field against Turkey. The newspaper says that if these conditions are met, King Ferdinand will convene parliament at once for the purpose of declaring war. Germans Lose Heavily In Storming Forts. DVTNNK, Aug. 28—Most of the former Garrison at Osso wetz, who made their escape when the Russian general staff decided to abandon the fortress say that the German losses in the attack against the forts were enormous. The number of killed and wounded reached such a total as to surpass the imagination, the German commanders storming heavily forti fied positions with, a reckless disregard of the lives of' their soldiers. German officers who were captured' in the attack and taken prisoners state that the Germans lost several times the number of the Russian garrison in the storming of the forts. Spectacular Battle in Mid-Air. PARIS, Aug. 28—Four German aeroplanes appeared over Paris at an early hour this morning an attempted to drop bombs on principal portions of the city. The French aeroplane fleet rose to repel the invaders and a spectacular battle in the air followed which for skilful maiujuvring arid daring flying probably was the most wonderful battle of the war so far. The French machines carried machine guns which were train ed' on the Taubes and one German aeroplane was shot to pieces in midair. The others fled. Claim Wilson Won Diplomatic Vivtory. LONDON, Aug. 28—All the leading British newspapers take the view that-president Wilson has won a diplomatic vic tory in the pending submarine negotitions with Germany. The success of the American president means that Germany will be forced to considerably modify he| present method of war ring on unarmed passenger vessels, and the decision of Ger many to recede from its former position on this matter will have a momentous effect on the entire submarine question. \ * - Scene of Action to be Transferred to France. LONDON, Aug. 27—The Germans are transferring large : bodies of troops from the eastern to the western front, and it is , felt that the battle line in northern France will see more activi ty soon. Both sides are preparing for operations on a' huge scale during the fine weather of the coming fall. Another Poland Town Taken By Germans. BERLIN, Aug. 28—The war office officially announced this morning that Teutonic pressure along the Gelota and Wiipa rivers in eastern Galicia had resulted in the Russian lines at these places being pierced. The occupation of the town of Narew in Poland, north of Brest-Litovsk and twenty miles southeast of Bilaystok is also announced. Italians Making Headway in Austria. ROME, Aug. 28—Very little news is.being received to be: mafle public concerning the operations Cf the Italian troops at: the front. The fighting is wholly confined to Austrian terri tory7 with the exception of such naval encounters as have oc-j curred and a few airship raids made by Austrian airmen.; The Italians are carrying out two distinct plans of campaign, one with Trieste as an objective and the other driving at Trent] to the north. The latter movement is the more difficult as the* j country is extremely mountainous, most of the fighting center ing towards the valley of the Adige, on whose banks the city of Trent is located. Towards Trieste the bulk of the fighting has been along the Tzonso front in a country not so mountainous as the Trentino. The plan of the Italian general staff in both fields of hostilities are similar comprising a great enveloping movement which is slowly but sttdily proceeding. The Italians are taking care to avoid injuring the towns, and very little bombardment of towns has taken place. England May Take Over Her Coal Mines. LONDON, Aug. 28—More of the Welsh coal minors went on strike today as a protest against the awards of arbtrator Runciman. The coal difficulty is taking considerable of the attention of the coalition cabinet, but it is not thought that an other attempt will be made by the government to enforce the Munitions Act as regard tfye strikers. Leading publicists! throughout the country are seriously advocating the govern ! ment taking over the mines and operating them, and justify their position as an emergency war measure. English Money Takes Tumble in Market. NEW YORK, Aug. 28—The English pound is still on the; down grade, and the exchange .situation is daily growing more serious. Despite the telegram from Vanceboro today announcing publicly a huge shipment of English gold and bonds speeding to New York on an armored train, the value of tin* English pound dropped from yesterday’s low record and made a new mark for itself by selling at $4.G2J/‘>. King Nicholas Leads His Men In Battle. PARIS Aug. 28—Fighting has commenced again along the Austrian border between Austria on one side and Montenegro and Serbia on the other. King Nicholas left Cettinje yesterday for the front and will personallv lead his soldiers at the front. ■ *_ _ "GUGGY"STOCKS NEW YORK, Aug. 28—The stock market was active today, the chief feature of the operations being thej trading in the coppe1' stocks. Gug-i genheim Exploration and Tennesse lead all the other metal stocks in the number of shares traded in. -.-;0! St. Bertha’s Guild met tilts after noon at the Red Dragon Club House. After organization refreshments were served and a pleasant and profitable year is looked forward to by the young ladies interested. —.-:o: Deputy Marshal Brightwell went out the line this morning to serve some legal papers. -:o: Don’t fall to see “The Sea Wolf” at the Empress Sunday night. TORPEDO FLOTILLA NOT COAAING TO GOUDOVA The local Chamber of Commerce re-! . , • « « , • I ceived the following self-explantory j telegram this morning from Com-' mauder Shary of the U. S. S. Paul Jones. "The officers and men of the tor-j pedo flotilla regret that lack of time prevented visit to your city, especially after your kind invitation and assur ances of a good time.” VILLA CLAIMS DEFEAT WASHINGTON, Aug. 28—General Villa announced today through bis agent in this city, that he had inflicted a serious^defeat upon the Carranza troops in the neighborhood of Villa Garcia. The Carranza losses are re ported to be two hundred dead and five hundred wounded. Villa at the head of his forces is now beseiging the city of Montrey. ua i ■ *r i i ■ A II Oi mi ! The firm of Harmon & Deever has been dissolved, J. H. Deever retiring, and a new organization effected by G. A. Hannon. The business win here after be carried on by the Harmon Machinery Company, Incorporated, and there will be associated with Mr. Harmon two practical machinery men of Portland, D. C. Koons and F. W. Brooks, both of whom will shortly ar rive here to make Cordova their home. The new company intends to enlarge and extend its business and as soon as a suitable location can be secured wrill carry a stock of gas engines, pump and water wheel equipment, pipe and fittings. An effort will also be made to secure its share of Alas kan business, by having one or more members of the firm make personal trips to the various camps. BISHOP HEFF (M f f <1 • WINONA, Aug. 28—Bishop Heffron who was shot and seriously injured by a demented priest yesterday is re ported this morning to be much im proved. The Bishop had opiates ad ministered to him and passed a rest ful night. He expressed no antagon ism towards his assailant and said that he was sorry for the man. The attending physicians now feel that he has more than an even chance to re cover. 10 AT ONCE DEVELOP PORT WELLS PROPERTY The Cordov* Mining and Develop ment Company has taken its stock off the market, as sufficient funds have been raised to proceed with the work of opening up their quartz properties. On Monday Secretary George Dooley will leave on the launch Pansy for Port Wells, taking four more men with him to begin getting the ore ready for the aerial tram which has been ordered from Geo. A. Harmon's local machnery house. Bunkehouses are to be built and other work done preparatory to the installation of a new six stamp mill. SEATTLE MERCHANT DIES THIS MORNING SEATTLE, Aug. -28—Paul Sln«or man, one of the pioneer merchants of this city and head of the clothing firm bearing his name, died at his home this morning. —--:o. Nifty job printing at the Times.