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The Cordova Daily Times
VQLUME ONE. Nl MBER 225. CORDOVA, ALASKA, MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 1915. PRICE TEN CENTS. SCHOONER PARAISO SINKS HER AT SEATTLE PIER ■EX-SECMIf OF IS DEAD HINGHAM, Mass., Aug. 30—John D. Long, a former Secretary of the ; Navy, and who acted in that capacity % during the Spanish-American war died here today at the age of 77. Born in Maine, his reputation was made in Massachusetts, serving four terms in State Legislature, three of which were as Speaker of the House. He was elected Lieutenant Governor and in 1879 defeated General Ben Butler, the democratic candidate for governor by a plurality of 13,000. He was twice re-elected governor of Massachusetts and served three terms in Congress. Mr. Long was called to the head of the Navy Department when President McKinley took office in 1897 and also served a year in the cabinet of Presi dent Roosevelt. He was under fire j during the Sampson-Schley contro-J versy and rumors of his resignation were rife, he being accused of unduly j favoring Schley. He refused to re sign under fire and remained in office until his daughter died in 1902. -:o: FORGING AHEAD — WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 —The American flag is now floating over more ships in the foreign trade than since 1863, and this country is now pressing France and Germany as the maritime nation. This year’s in crease has been 3636 ships with a ton nage of 1,814,000 tons. SEATTLE, Aug. 30—Robert Turner,' a United States Inspector of Boilers was instantly killed yesterday while automobiling in Snohomish County. The accident occurred while taking a sharp turn at high speed along a road running into the town of Sultan. The automobile capsized throwing out the occupants, Captain Turner being im prisoned beneath the overtuned car. The other members of the party were only slightly injured. -:0; Word was received from our former townsman, A1 Lund, in yesterday’s mail. He is at Nelson Lagoon, in Bering Sea, engaged in building can neries and will not get through with his work this fall as he expected and will not now return to Cordova until next February or March. 7——— :o: Rev. J. L. McBride left yesterday for Anchorage. . * SEATTLE, Aug. 30—The steamer Admiral Watson of the Pacific-Alaska Navigation line was sunk while tied up at her pier through a collision with the steam schooner Paraiso, which rammed into the Watson, apparently the cause of the accident being a dense smoke which was prevaliant at the time. The Paraiso pulled off undamaged, but the Watson was injured to the extent of $50,000. A longshoreman, C. Millmoe, who was working on the boat at the time of the accident, was killed, out side of a few slight injuries, and a ducking no one else was in jured. The accident created a great deal of excitement on the waterfront, and attracted a large crowd of sightseers. The officials of the company announced this morning that work would be strted at once to raise the Watson and that as soon as she was repaired she would be put back on the run to Southwestern Alaska. In the meantime the Admiral Farragut will be transferred by the company to the Alaskan run, and every effort will be made according to President Alexander to expedite the work of raising and repairing the Watson. - I i : ri f The freighter Edith, owned by the Alaska Steamship Com pany, left Ellamar yesterday with 2,800 tons of copper con centrates, and when forty-seven miles east of Cape St. Elias, at 6 o’clock this morning, sent out a distress call by wireless, the supposition being that her cargo shifted and the vessel was badly listed. The steamer Mariposa, due here at 8 o’clock this morning, picked up the call while off Point Johnson and immediately started back to where the Edith is. The flotilla of torpedo boat destroyers were in Sitka waters this morning when the distress signal was heard and are now on their way to the scene. A3 .. 11 . —■■■■■. ■ .I .. —.. these boats make more then thirty miles an hour they should reach Cape St. Elias late this afternoon. Several unsuccessful efforts have since been made to get in communication with the Edith by wireless, and nothing definite as to her position can be learned until the Mariposa reaches her. When the Mariposa reached the Edith at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon the latter boat was in a precarious position, but still afloat. She had a bad list to port and most of the crew had taken to small boats and were picked up by the Mariposa, which is standing by until other assistance arrives. u MUM G L( )N l X )N, Aug. HO—A resume';of tlie military operations] ol the past few days shows that nothing 11,1s been occurring of exceptional interest. The Austro-Germans in Galicia have shown some activity, apparently with the purpose of clearing the last Russian soldier of their territory. The Russian lines on the upper Bug river, on the Zlota and the Lija have been pierced. It is expected by the military observers here that this movement will conclude tin* active offensive operations of the Teutons on the eastern front. Both Austria and Germany are massing large bodies of troops near the border of Roumaina and Bulgaria for the purpose of intimidating those countries and to prevent them joining the allies. -:o: Americans to Receive Their Christmas Goods. WASHINGTON, Aug. HO—The British have made con cessions to the United States in the enforcement of its block ade order, as Americans complained that their Christmas trade] was threatened by failure to get goods made in Germany and Austria. England has decided that the goods actually owned by American importers will be allowed to pass. At the present time there are goods, valued at millions of dollars, act emulated at Rotterdam awaiting shipment. Germany’s Course Re Sinking of Arabic. BERLIN, Aug. 30—It is understood by those who are close to the government officials that Germany’s course regarding the sinking of the liner Arabic will be decided following along the line of Chancellor Behmann’s conciliatory statement. Germans Have Captured Lipsk. BERLIN, Aug. HO—It is officially announced that the Ger mans have captured Lipsk, in northern Russian-Poland, twenty three miles west of Grodno, after a sharp encounter between the opposing forces. This is the last of the Russian forts near the German border. Few Autos Now Cross in Switzerland. GENEVA, Switzerland, Aug. HO—The completeness of the decline in foreign traveling in Switzerland owing to the war is indicated by tin1 figures for foreign automobiles crossing the border. Last season the number was over 3500. This year it was only 150. Holland Objects to Floating Mines In Her Waters. THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug. HO—The Secretary of the Dutch Navy has issued a special proclamation expressing his appreciation of the work done thus far by the Dutch naval mine layers, whose duty since the European war began has largely been the removal of the mines of other nations which are blown into Dutch territorial waters. More than a dozen of the men have been killed in performing the risky operation of blowing I up these mines or taking them apart. Altogether 234 mines of foreign origin have been washed upon Dutch ground and put out of harm’s way. Cuba Organizing a National Guard. HAVANA, Cuba, Aug. 30—Tentative plane are in process of formation by Colonel Jose Marti, chief of the General Staff of the Cuban Army, for the creation of a National Militia as a second line of defense in the event of war. All Cuban citizens of military age, of good repute and capable of passing the regu lar medical examination, are eligible for enlistment and the organization equipment and arming of the force will be uniform with the regular army. Former Mayor of Rome Given Commission. ROME, Aug. 30—Signor Ernest Nathan, former Mayor of Rome, who recently applied for a cqmmission in the Army, has been appointed to an infantry regiment at present quartered in the capital. His position is that of Inspection-Lieutenant, and he will look after the supply of food, bedding and' other daily necessities. Serbia Frontier Well Guarded by Allies. BELGRADE, Aug. 30—The general frontier of Serbia is now guarded by French aviators, the river boundary is protect ed by an English naval contingent, and' are three are two Rus sian batteries of artillery entrenched behind Belgrade. Japan Refuses Handle Goods for Teutons. TOKIl), Aug. 30—Japan has requested her various steam ship companies to discontinue handling German and Austrian goods for and from China or along the Chinese coast. Great Britain has been anxious to have Japan’s support in a move to cease all trading with the Germans and Austrians in China. At first Japan decided against the project but now has fallen in with the plan. Nine Sons Are Victims of the War. BERLIN, Aug. 30—The colonel of a regiment stationed in the West issues an appeal for assistance to a mother who had suffered terribly through the war. Her nine sons and a son-in-1 law went to the front. Five of the sons are dead, and three of them and the son-in-law are severely wounded. In a statement issued President H. F. Alexander, of the Pacific Alaska Navigation Company declared that the Board of Directors had voted to ex pend a half million dollars for the con struction or purchase of two steam ships for the Alaska service next year. The company operates the steamships Admiral Watson and Admiral Evans on the Seattle-Southeastern Alaska western Alaska route, including Cook Inlet. A few days ago the Alaska Steam ship Company announced that it would buy or build two new steamships for Northern trade, owing to the heavy tonnage of copper ore from Cordova and Prince William Sound. This company not long ago bought the steamship City of Puebla from the Pacific Coast Steamship Company It is announced that the liewly or ganized Parr-McCormack Steamship Company at an early date will establ ish a steam-schooner service between Seattle and Southwestern Alaska. R is expected the company also will serve Bering Sea ports, including Nome, St. Michael and Kotzebue. -:o: ■ i 'i WASHINGTON Aug. 30—Abnorm ally low temperatures are prevailing in the upper Mississippi and upper Missouri valleys and the lake regions. The temperature at Chicago today dropped to 47 degrees and there was frost in many places. There is a cold wave in the Canadian northwest, which is sweeping toward the Atlantic. --:o:— I NEW YORK, Aug. 30—The English sterling pond has dropped to $4.62 on the market, which establishes a new low record despite the arrival of more gold and securities from England. -:o: Prof. F. G. Davis, superintendent of the Valdez public schools, accom panied by his wife, greeted Cordova friends yesterday, on their return from a several month's trip to the states. —:o: — W. B. Sprague, purchasing agent for the Alaska Steamship Company, was a Northwestern passenger for Latouche. He is accompanied by his wife and will later return to Cordova and make a trip over the railroad line.