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The Cordova Daily Times
GREATER CORDOVA’S GREATEST NEWSPAPER
Entered at the Poatoffice at Cordova, Alaska, as second-class matter.
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H. G. STEEL, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
CORDOVA, ALASKA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER !), 1910,
A NEVER ENDING STRIFE.
To practical Alaskans this never-ending strife of politics
cannot be anything but annoyance. Instead of looking for bet
terment in political conditions, it is only logical to expect that
conditions will become worse before they become better, for it
looks as though Alaska is only starting in upon a career of real
On November 7 a general election was held. It was a stren
uous campaign, and the minute it was ended the unanimous de
sire was to get through with the counting and forget the fight
and the fighters. Owing to tin* isolation of numerous polling
places, the result is yet in doubt and promises to remain so for
some time, or until all the returns are in. This year, however,
is th(“ first year in political history when tin* general result has
not been known by this time. Just when it begins to appear
that tin* result is known, or that the result can only be one way,
up .jumps the Devil of crookedness in politics and casts a doubt
over the result after it becomes “known.” Klopsch on his way
out on the stage lingered long enough at the Sourdough road
house to make a crooked play and cast a crooked ballot, lie
had no right to vote at Sourdough, and knew it. Every vote
there was cast for Wickersham. Having voted illegally his vote
will not be allowed to count, and if Wickersham “wins” by one
vote, it will be the crookedness of Klopsch which will deprive
\\ ickersham of his seat. Although everybody knows that Wick
ersham did not ask Klopsch to vote for him, or think of Klopsch
as a voter, Klopsch’s activities are a knock to Wickersham and
may be a serious menace to the ultimate success of Wickersham
at the election of November 7.
Although one man votes illegally at any polling place, or
two men, tin* election is not invalidated there. The usual eus
tom is to throw out an equal number of votes for both candi
dates. If there is proof that some Sulzer voter voted illegallv
elsewhere a vote will be thrown out there and will offset the
Klopsch vote at Sourdough. The announcement of the Demo
cratic central committeeman from Valdez shows that the Demo
(•rats are going to fight tin* campaign through to the limit, con
testing and fighting every step of the way to win if it is neces
sary to fight to win. Therefore, the end is not yet, and the an
noyauce is apt to “ball” things up in Alaska for a year to come,
much to the annoyance of serious Alaskans. We do riot believe
that the majority of Alaskans care enough about who the dele
gate is to make them want a political fight continued indefi
nitely, but the matter is out of their hands now and in the hands
of the politicians, and they never quit so long as there is a
chance for them to win a point.
How< ;ver ,the political conditions in Alaska are no argu
ment why you should not do your Christmas shopping today.
That’s some relief.—Fairbanks News-Miner.
TIME TO DO SHOPPING.
But three weeks remain until Christmas, and the offerings
of Cordova’s enterprising merchants through the columns of
the Bail} I imes should be taken advantage of bv doing your
shopping early, while you have the choice of articles for gifts.
Under the caption of “Why Not Now,” the Saturday Evening
Post points out the advantage of early shopping in the follow
ing excerpt from one of its editorials on that subject:
“Christmas shopping several weeks before Christmas is a'
pleasant adventure; a week before it is a hard trial; a day be
fore it is a calamity. Usually it is mere laziness that puts it off.
“In ten years there has been a marked change in Christmas
shopping habits in cities, brought about by constant appeals to
the public. "Vet hundreds of thousands of employees in city
shops still look forward to Christmas week pretty muck as the
boys in the trenches look forward to the order to charge.
Among salespeople, deliverymen and bookkeepers the holiday
onslaught still leaves a cyclonic trail of wrecked nerves. Like
every other bad habit, once it is broken the victim wonders why
he suffered from it so long. Do your Christmas shopping now
and you will never again wait until near Christmas.”
CHEERING THE VAGRANT
Women cheering n bum’s denunciation of the police depart
ment, whose business in part consists of enforcing the law for
the protection of society against vagrants — which, in short,
means society’s attempt to compel the needlessly idle to self
support and decency, and away from the crime that usually fol
lows idleness— that cheering is unexplainable. Every vagrant
has the same complaint, namely, the hand of society and the
police are against him, without reason. He thinks it is so. The
hundred who cheered are under the protection of the law which
the police wen* trying to enforce. Indeed, as a part of society,
they hand a hand in the making of the law which their applause
I derided. Hut .Judge Evans, true to his oath, was not moved
by the popular outburst. He promptlv sentenced the vag
rant to thirty days in jail, and then did the humane act of of
fering to try to find work for him. It remains to be tested
whether lie will work. Many of the omriesf men are the ablest
in denouncing the rules which society has created, out of cen
turies of experience, for its preservation.—Tacoma News.
I liery re going to tear down the house in New York where
( olonel Roosevelt was born to make room for a modem struc
ture. And already there' are signs of the colonel himself being
removed to make room tor a modern politician. Houses and
heroes are1 about equally ephemeral in these t'nited States.
An outdoor ice rink is the latest innovation in Cordova, and
tin* young folks are planning for a season of good' skating,
which is a most healthful and exhilarating pastime.
WM. A. HESSE
U. 8. Mineral Surveyor,
U. S. Deputy Surveyor.
BOX 13. CORDOVA, ALASKA
DR. W. H. CHASE
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON
Office over Cordova Drug Store.
Call! may be left at Cordova
Drug Store. Reaidence,
DR W. W. COUNCIL
PHYSICAN AND SURGEON.
Office and Residence: Cordova
General Hospital (Ostrander Build
Phones—Residence 315; offico 132.
DR. C. L. HALE
D E N T I 8 T
Porcelain, I nitty, Bridge Work
Office: Over Blum, O'Neill's Store.
E. F. MEDLEY
Attorney and Coumellor at Law
Adami Block CORDOVA, ALASKA.
GOING TO FAIRBANKS
FRAME’S AUTO STAGE
I.eaves Cbltlna for Fairbanks
on July 6 and evory six days
Wire Chltina Hotel for reser
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Thoa. Davla, Prop.
KEY WEST CIGARS
NOTHING BUT THE bAst
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SAILINGS FROM CORDOVA SEATTLE TO CALIFORNIA
To Seattle and Alaska Ports Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays
Str. Evans, About December 7. Steamers—President, Governor.
SEATTLE TO CORDOVA Queen. Umatilla. Admiral Schley
10th, 20th, 30th of each month i and Admiral Dewey.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ROUTE
San Francisco and Ix)R Angeles.Daily Except Sunday
San Francisco and San Diege.Monday, Thursday Saturday
Steamers—Harvard, Yale, President, Governor, Admirals Schley, and
Full Particulars—A. E. Lathrop, Agt., Cordova Alaska.
STEAMSHIP CO.* *
Fast and commodious steamer* sailing between Seattle, Ketch
ikan, Wrangell, Juneau, Skagway, Cordova, Valdez, Seward
Dec. 1.MARIPOSA . Dec. 8.
Dec. 8.ALAMEDA . Dec. 15
Dec. 16.MARIPOSA .Doc. 23
Sail from Cordova seven days later.
The freighters Cordova, Latouehe, Juneau, V aldez
and Eureka also make regular trips.
This company reeerve* the right to change schedule of (teamen
Tickets on tale at up-town office Alaska Steamship Bldg. Baggage
or freight will not be received at the dock later than one hour before
F. B TRACY, S. R. HEDGES,
General Agent ' Agent j
Make It a Smokeless, Dustless, I
Gasless, Trip East This Year
In addition to tin* cleaner conditions due Klee
trificatimOyou’ll enjoy the eonit'orlai.lo at e> uni
niodations and you’ll like the little court. m
cident to “Milwaukee" service.
S. K. HEDGE8, Agent. Cordova, Alaska l*hon.' 7" "
« CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE & ST. PAUL RY.
THE ST01MITH THE ' f
1 PteT&s ; .Assortment |<
I Necklaces 1 V- , »f , 1
I Bracelets -«_ Nugget I
__ _ HINTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS Jewdry \
I A Partial List of Suitable Gifts That Will Piease —- |
Infant’. .,,0 Child™,,-, j Man’. -
ni.cn ,.0„lf>. ... ! B*Ul s'“’
1 __ ana Fancy soft Sole A» Tray nnd Containing 2 large Bath Townie. --- |
Women's Kimonos. _Shoes. ■
|| Cotton Crepe and Children's Sweaters and
Short and Long Knitted Wool Suits.
--—-- Children’s Dolls,
Men’s Leather Collar Women’s Fancy Overcoats Teddy Bears, Toilet
Men's Toilet x. and Sets, Etc. •.
Sets. ^ Mackinaws.
Men’s Combination Arm Bands, —---- -- Women’s Silk
Garters and Suspenders. Women's Silk
Fancy Boxes. _Umbrella.
Men's Comfy Bedroom Auto Scarfs.
Slippers. ----— Women’s Imported
Great Variety Women's Silk Sweaters gi]k
Men's Combination Silk and Wool Sweaters.
Muffler and Shawl.
Hose ^ Complete Assortment
Men's Combination ._ „ . Kayser s Silk Hosiery
. _ . lu Colors and Sizes.
Arm Bands and A11 Shade9
Garters, A Handsome Gift,
In Fancy Boxes. --—----_ 811k Underwear,
Children's Comibatlon Xmas Ribbon, in. . „
.. . ' union and Two-piece Suits,
Caps and Leggings. ' Ulas Uards, Corset Covers, Chemise,
Ladles' Knitted Shawls, Xmas. Boxes. Underskirts Etc
Hood and Toques. underskirts. Etc.
Men’s Suspenders. -—■ ■ ■.
Men’s Tie Clasps ORIENTAL NOVELTIES.
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Women's Silk Bedroom Baby'“ 8“k £°mf°r‘erB’ Trimmed Bamboo Baskets,
SUl).)or8 Toakwood Trays, Card Cases, Doilies,
In Brocade and Plain, kiiiImT „ HandkerchU}f8' Handbags,
Silk, Various Shades. r “ “arkl Powder Box. Sewing Sets.
Comfy and Slippers, ’ . "Per‘ DagB' Paper CutterB- P‘» Cushions.
In Various Styles ’ SandaU’ Slippers, Table Cloths in Several Designs.
and Shades. EACH A BEAUTIFUL GIFT.