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^ VOLUME II. NUMBER 577. CORDOVA, ALASKA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1916. PRICE TEN CENTS
unk by
SUNK BY A SUBMARINE
LONDON, Oct. 30.—The American embassy here has been
notified by American Consul Frost, of Queenstown, that the
British ship Marina had been torpedoed without any warning.
It is believed that a number of Americans are aboard. Thirty
four of a crew of a hundred and four have landed at Crook
Haven, Ireland.
LONDON, Oct. 30.—Tin* admiralty has informed the Am
erican embassy that the crew of the Marina contained forty
nine Americans.
LONDON, Oct. 30.—The Marina was of five thousand tons
burden and carried horses from Newport News. She was re
turning to America from Glasgow, A number of Americans
are reported drowned.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30.—Tin* state department has been
informed that the Marina was sunk by gunfire without any
warning having been given. Investigation of the status of tin*
.Marina and the nature of the attack will la* made to determine
whether any of Germany’s pledges to the Fnited States have
been violated.
WASHINGTt)N, < >ct. .'ill—The American consul at Queens
town reports that the survivors of the British freighter Rowan
More state the vessel was sunk by a submarine after an hour’s
chase, and shelled after the crew took to the boats. There were
no casualties. There wen* seven Americans aboard', including
five Filipinos and two natives of the Fnited States.
BARIS, Oct. 30.— The system of German trenches north
west of Sadly Saillisol have been captured by the French, who
advanced to Sailly church.
AMSTERDAM, Oct. 30. Captain Boelke, a German aviat
or, was killed by a British aviator east of Cambria. Boelke’s
record is forty aviators killed'. The kaiser announced Boelke’s
death at a luncheon given to General Hindenberg.
LONDON, Oct. 30.—It is officially stated tliat the British
aided the German trenches in Belgium and took many pris
1 onera.
BERLIN, Oct. 30. — The kaiser lias sent Lieutenant Gen
eta! I (open horn, the I’russian minister of war, to command an
army corps on the western front, and has appointed Lieutenant
General Stein as his successor. I’he kaiser says that this move
was made as he desired the minister of war to know the incroas
ing demands of the army in the field.
BERLIN, Oct. 30. — Count Roedern, secretary of the Tin
perial treasury, has asked the reichstag for a new war credit
>f twelve million marks. He said that Germany’s financial
burdens are lighter than those of the enemy’s and promised
cheap nitrogen torn fertilizer and cheap aluminum as a result
of the expenditures for industries.
Bl (’HAREST, Oct. 30. The Roumanians on the Moldav
ian frontier have defeated the Teutons again in Trotus valley'.
The Roumanians recaptured Risen I and the Teutons are fleeing
n disorder in .Jiul valley, yvliere they left a thousand wounded
men on the Held, and. also lost fifteen hundred and fifty pris
oners and sixteen machine guns.
BERLIN. < >et. 30. I lie central powers have captured sev
eral strongly defended positions near the Hungarian Rouman
ian frontier at Dohrudja. Mackensen continues his pursuit of
the fleeing Russians ami Roumanians.
CHRIS I TANTA, Oct. 30. The newspapers are resentful
over the torpedoing of Norwegian ships by German submarines
and the government criticised tor tolerating the German ag
gression. The submarine warfare has already cost Norway- a
hundred and seventy ships, yvitli a total tonnage of 253,000,
while 143 Norwegian sailors have perished.
BERLIN, Met. 30. The British troops are attacking the
German lines between LesboeiiI’s and Moral, where they gained
some ground. The Germans captured Maisonette farm, taking
font hundred French prisoners.
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ATHENS, Oct. 30. The Italian minister in a conference yvitli
the king explained that the Italian occupation of northern
Epirus does not affect the status of Epirus, which will be de
cided at a peace conference after the war; that the Italians
acted to protect the left flank of the allies.
,DELEGATE SURE
DF BIG VOTE
NOME, Oct. 2!). The Arctic Bro
therhood hall was packed last night
hy eight hundred men and women who
turnec^out to attend the Wickersham
rally. It was the largest attended and
most enthusiastic meeting held here
during the campaign. Senator Dan
Sutherland made one of his telling
speeches, and his eulogy of Delegate
Wickersham for his indefatigable ef
forts at Washington in behalf of the
people and in defiance of the fish and
other trusts was received with great
applause. That Seward peninsula will
, give Wickersham a big vote there is
no doubt, in fact, he will receive prac
tically the same support here as was
given him during the Carson campaign
in 1908, when he carried the Second
division bv about four hundred ma
jority.
ANCHORAGE, Oct. 29 The Wick
ersham campaign committee is active
ly at work, and after ;t careful can !
vass of the vote of the Cook Inlet !
country feel confident that the present I
delegate will receive about seventy |
per cent of all the ballots cast on No |
vember 7. Lena Morrow Lewis will •
be second in the rate here, she hav I
ing the support of the local Socialists,
and there are quite a number of them '
JUNEAU, Oct. 21' W hile the De
mocrats of the First Division are eon-!
m
ducting tin aggressive campaign and
, spends large sums of money, the fight '
for delegate is going to he a close one,
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and whether Sulzer or Wickersham
lead, it will not he by a majority of \
over a couple of hundred. The Repub
licans declare that unless Sulzer car
ries this division by two thousand, j
which is a physical impossibility, he
is not even in the running.
FAIRBANKS, Oct. 22. — The only
real oppistion here to the re-election
S Judge Wickersham comes from the
federal office holders who want to j
hold their jobs. Editor Caskey s new
daily. The Citizen, which is Demo
cratic in politics, Is supporting Wick
ersham, as are all his old friends
and most of the regular Republicans, ]
who have heretofore been opposed to
him. It looks as though Wickersham
will this year get more than his usual
large majority in the Fourth division. :
NEW YORK, Oct. 3il. — Republican
National Chairman Wilcox has issued
a statement claiming 310 electoral
votes for Hughes.
jai
J CHICAOO. Oct. 30. — Democratic
Chairman McCormick has issued a
f statement claiming the election of
> Wilson. He said the swing toward
Wilson was unabated.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30. — The
Woodrow Wilson Independent League
has received contributions of $35,000.
- xho Democratic national committee
gave $15,5oO of this amount.
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Miss Mae McHeynolds came down
from McCarthy yesterday.
Joe Berger, of Dan creek, was an
arrival In town on yesterday’s train.
E A. Eastey. of Cortland, is here
from the interior oh his way to the
states.
The freighter Eureka is in iiort with
a cargo of coal, most of which is con
signed to Valdez.
The steamer Admiral Earragut is
due from the wostyard at 7 o’clock
tomorrow uioruiug.
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SEATTLE, Oct. 30. — The steamer
Northwestern sailed on Sunday morn
ing. with the following passengers for
Cordova: Mrs. John Gamble, Hinda
Weiss, W. E. Terrill, J. Bair, Mrs.
James Bryson, Oscar Sunneson, Stan
ley Northam, Mrs o Northam, G.
Wentworth, J. Griffin, W. Krebs, P.
Hill, T. Sulley, Joe Gebaner, John
Spoaknick and two steerage.
ANOTHER EFFORT
COLU . — The
Carranza garrison at El Valle, forty
five miles from the American field
headquarters at Colonia Itublan, evac
uated the town Thursday night and is
riding toward Chihuahua City, where
it is reported they have been ordered
to participate in a movement to sur
rnnml Villa
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TRAIL WORK
NEXT YEAR
JITNKAU, Oct. 30. — A telegram has
been received from Adjutant General
McLean that Secretary of War Baker
has approved estimates for road work
exceeding the amount appropriated
last year and also approved the Gas
tineau channel bridge project. Kati
niates will now go in book of esti
mates. which the secretary of war will
recommend for appropriations from
((ingress. Colonel Richardson and
Major Davison are here. Richardson
will leave for Washington next week.
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E LAWS
VIENNA, Oct. 30. — Whether or not
Europe will be obliged to change its
marriage laws as the result of the war
is a question which has recently occu
pied sociologists in the central states.
Most of them are of the opinion that
material modifications must ensue; a
few think that legalized polygamy
must be established In order to pro-1
vide for the surplus of women which
two years of warfare has made one
of the problems of all Europe.
The total population of the states at
war, the non-Arlan elements of Rus
sia excepted, is roughly 373,000,000,
of which, according to best sources,
188,000,000 are women and 185,000,000
men. For the countries of Europe
where exact statistics are available,
the proportion is 105 males to 107 fe
males. For Europe this leaves in nor
i mal time an excess of three million fe
males, of which number a third would
be marriageable.
To this million of women who at
present can find no husband for the
reason that nature, while ensuring an
excess in the birth of males, permits
more ot them to die in infancy, will
be added at least eight mill ions whom
death on the battlefield and incapaci
tating wounds has also deprived of
mates. Europe therefore, is face to
face with the question of how these
nine million women are to be cared
for.
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I,ost—A Waterman fountain pen.
j Return to Times office.
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NEW YORK, Oct. 21. — W. A. Gil
more. of Seattle and Nome, came to
town on Friday night on the Hughes
train, after a swing through Indian?*.
Michigan and Ohio with the Hughes
party. He goes hack to Chicago to
morrow forenoon, there to remain un
til October 27, when he will start for
Seattle.
Mr. Gilmore has been working with
the western Republican headquarters
at Chicago, and has spent a good deal
of time in the Middle West, where the
presidency will be decided. He was
in Indiana a week, where he met Con
gressman W. E. Humphrey, who is
busy campaigning for the Republi
cans. He came east with the Hughes
party as the personal representative
of the western headquarters to make
observations and reports on condi
tions. Being in the personal confi
dence of Frank H. Hitchcock, who is
now the directing force of the Hughes
campaign in the Middle West, Mr.
Gilmore is in a position to speak with
more than usual knowledge and accu
racy.
He believes Hughes will be elected,
and has a table showing 244 electoral
votes for him, or witnin twelve of
enough to win. He admits at the same
time that the contest is not settled,
hut will depend entirely upon Ohio
and liiii ois. Indiana, he says, will
go for Hughes, because of the superb
organization the Republicans have in
that state. There is nothing like It,
he says, in any other state, in either
party.
Trouble in Ohio.
In Ohio Mr. Gilmore sees difficulty.
It is not In as bad condition as Illi
nois; indeed, there has been a de
cided Democratic trend there for sev
eral weeks, due first to the labor vote,
and second, to the absence of a good
state organization on the Republican
side. If Oh jo Is to be for Hughes, It
must be on account of work yet to be
; done. That work is now under way,
Mr. Gilmore says, and the preliminary
results have been satisfactory. He
therefore declines to admit that
Hughes will not carry It.
in Illinois the polls are highly grail
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fying to the Republicans, in Chicago
the big gains in registration have uni
formly been in the great Republican
wards. Illinois women, Mr. C.llinore
says, are dividing in a natural way
between the two parties, and there is
no overwhelming trend on their part
to Wilson because "he has kept us
out of war."
"1 find the east lined up pretty
solidly for Hughes," Mr. Gilmore said
to The Times correspondent tonight.
"New York and New Jersey are per
fectly safe. There is, however, some
debate about Connectitcut, which,
however. I look for Hughes to carry.
The polls in Indiana, two of which
have been made, including every vot
ing precinct in the state, indicate a
safe majority of from 25,000 to 35,000.
1 feel as certain about Indiana as 1 do
about Massachusetts or Iowa.
Democrats Abandon East.
"But in Ohio and Illinois it is a bat
tie royal. Hughes must carry one or
the other to win. Of the two. Illinois
now looks far better. The fact that j
the Democrats have practically ahan- ^
doned the east answers the question
of whether they really expect to carry
it. They are doing, and have done,
very little work In New York and New
Jersey, and none In Pennsylvania.
"I have heard Hughes speak a doz
en or fifteen times In the last few days
and wish the people of Washington
state could hear him again. He is now
In fighting trim, and inspires his au
diences in a most wonderful way. It
• Is the Hughes of 1908 campaign come
to life again. When he was heard in (
Washington state early In the cam-1
paign he was out of habits acquired j
; on the supreme bench But he is all
* that could he desired at this time. At
Grand Rapids. Michigan, the other
night he brought the audience to its j
feet with rousing cheers more than
a dozen times in the course of his
I speech."
Where Hughes Gets th.i 244.
The 244 electoral votes which Mr
| Gilmore claims for Hughes represent
the following states: California, New
York, Pennsylvania. Massachusetts,
Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, Iowa,
Minnesota, Kansas. Washington,
Maine. Oregon, the Dakotas, Rhode Is
land, New Hampshire, Utah, Vermont,
New Mexico and Delaware.
In a column which he heads “Pro
bably safe," he places Illinois, Ohio.
Wisconsin and Idaho, with seventy
electoral votes. »
in a column headed "Doubtful but
possible," he places Connecticut, Mis
souri, Kentucky. Oklahoma. Maryland.
Nebraska, Colorado. Montana, Arizona, j
Wyoming and Nevada, with a total of
eighty-three electoral votes.
With due respect to Mr. Gilmore's |
opinion, jt is the prevailing belief here
among disinterested observers that
practically all the states he places in
the “doubtful but possible" list will
go to Wilson. Of his “probably safe"
list it is now the opinion of careful
observers that Wilson's chances at
present are better than those of Mr
Hughes in Wisconsin. In Idaho also,
it is believed that Wilson has the lead
at this time.
Mr. Gilmore and eastern observers
agree with regard to Ohio and Illinois,
and with regard to the further state
ment that the presidency w ill probably
he decided in those states. 11 begins
to look like the closest presidential
contest since the famous Tilden-Hayes
contest of 1878.
Mr. Gilmore has read with interest
the iiolls made in the state of Wash
Ington by The Times and the New
York Herald, and says that the state
will go for Hughes by more than 50, ,
000. He informed the chairman of the
Republican national committee this af ^
ter noon, Mr. Wilcox, that the Wash
Ington state polls were confined al
most exclusively to the downtown dis
tricts, where labor predominates
Polls, he pointed out, were made in
shops and other places where men are
employed and after that in eating j
houses where many of the same men ;
take their meals.
No polls have been made by way of ,
counter balance, he told Mr Wilcox,
of districts of the city, which he says
are overwhelmingly Republican. On
the returns or 1912, 1914 and tile prim
ary election returns of 1916. Mr. Gil
more told Mr. Wilcox, there is a Re
publican majority of more than ion,
000 to be overcome before Wilson can
carry Washington state. He went into
the situation in detail, after which Mr,
Wilcox placed Washington iu the
surely Republican column.
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O. K. MINING PROPOSITION
WANTED.
G. J. Gleason, late of fordoes, Alas
ka, wishes to learn of mining proposi
tion, -gold or copper, with a view of
laying same before Interested capital.
Reply only If your property Is O. K.,
and will stand fullest investigation. To
save time mall full report, samples
and assay value, also approximate
price. Address 640 Powell Btreet, San
Francisco, Cal.
Hi Hi I 11S1T- - f."
HOTELS PLANNED
IN FHANEE BT
I * A IMS. Oct. 30. - The reawakened
enterprise of French hotelmen is be
ing applied to the preparation of pro
per at I'oininodations for the Ameri
cans they expect to see over here as
soon ns the continenal touring is again
possible.
\morican built hotels in portable
sections will be ready to shelter tour
ists on the battlefield of the Marne as
soon as the war zone is opened to gen
eral circulation. They are to be erect
ed by a group of French and neutral
hotel men.
A Grenoble hotel man is already ne
gotiating for a site in Verdun on which
to build a new hotel as soon as Ger
man shells get through demolishing
the old ones. A committee of busi
ness men in Meaux is pushing along
different projects for the benefit of
the battlefield tourists.
Sign posts giving distances between
intersecting points and the itinerary
tourists should follow will soon be
erected on all the fields of the seven
days fighting in that region. Com
memorative plates will be put up
wherever acts of heroism were accom
piished, and an illustrated guide book
with maps of the battle of the .Marne
provided for visitors, while informa
lion bureaus will be organized in each
commune to facilitate visits to inter
esting places.
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G. C. Frame, who operates an auto
stage line on the Chitina-Falrbanks
trail came to Cordova on yesterday’s
train.
The steamer Mariposa arrived from
Valdez late this afternoon and will re
main in port some time loading cop
per ore _
Charles Samson, H. J. Griffin. P. C.
Kearns and Man Mahoney are among
the Falrbanksans who arrived In Cor
dova on Sunday’s train.
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Jos. G. Morrow, teller In the First
National Rank at Fairbanks, arrived
here yesterday, having come out over
. the trull on Ills way to the states.
JURY IN MURDER
CASE FIS TO
AGREE
GALVESTON, Oct 30. — The Jury
In the trial of John Sopeland, charged
with the murder of William Black, an
anti-Catholic lecturer, disagreed after
having been out some time.
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 30. The wo
men of the country gave $102,000 to
the campaign fund of the women's
committee of the National Hughes Al
liance. Among the largest contribu
tors was Mrs. Daniel Guggenheim,
Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney, who gave
$10,000 each. Mrs. Simon Guggen
heim and Mrs. Gifford Pinchot each
gave $1,000.
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mm trsil is
IN NEED DF
Y. Kawakami, who spent the past
three summers in the Shushanna
eamp. where he has been conducting
a store, has just returned from there
He came over the trail, which is in
had shape, and it took him seven days
to make the trip to McCarthy Kawa
kami says the development of that
district has been greatly retarded for
the lack of trails and the mining men
there are very anxious to have the
Alaska road commission give them
some consideration. Freighting costs
from twenty to twenty-live cents 2
pound, which is prohibitive. As there
is both placer and lode copper in that
section and the White river country,
the future would he most promising
providing there were good trails, so
that supplies and machinery could be
hauled reasonably.
On account of a shortage of water
the gold output this year was not up
to expectations. James & Nelson
found better pay after going down to
bedrock, pans running as high as one
dollar, and figure that as a hydraulic
proposition they will be able to make
a good cleanup next season.
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 29. — I.uls Ca
breea. chairman of the Mexican *ee
tion of the American Mexican Jotnt
committee, which is in session in an
effort to adjust the border differences,
assailed the American officials for al
leged laxity in dealing with the anti
Carranza propagandists along the bor
der, in a statement issued today. Of
ficials pronounced the action as most
extraordinary, and it has been indi
cated that the state department may
take some action.
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Cordova's only candidate for office
ai ihe election uu November 7 i» Geo
Dooley, the Republican nominee for
territorial senator, and he should re
ceive practically the unanimous vote
from here and Copper river valley pre
cincts.
For Rent—Three nice, large house
keeping rooms, partly furnished. O
E. Lambert

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