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The Cordova Daily Times
VOLUME IIII. NUMBER 101 CORDOVA, ALASKA, \VEDNESDAY.~UCTOBEH TliT 1917 - ,
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(By Associated Press)
LONDON, Oct. 31. — In military
circles it is believed that Cadorna will
be able to hold his own. Udine’s cap
ture was nd surprise, as the Italians
evacuated Udine several days ago, and
the Teuton drive is reported as much
a political as a military move. For
weeks the Austrians have been inun
dating the Italian lines with bombs
filled with leaflets, urging the soldiers
to follow the Russian example and re
treat so that separate peace might bo
made.

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(By Associated Press)
DATELESS, Oct. 31. — The Teutons
are driving through the plains of Ve
netia toward the Tagliamento river.
The second Teuton army is endeavor
ing to break the Italian defenses in
Carnic Alps, in an attempt to outflank
the Tagliamento line. The Italian
cavalry is harrassing the advance of
the Teuton forces between Udine and
Tagliamento. While the Italian in
fantry all occupy a new line, Cadorna
succeeded in saving the bulk of his
forces.
WILSON TRYING
STRIKE
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31. — Govern
ment officials are working to avert
the Pacific coast telephone strike,
called for tonight. President Wilson
has taken up the matter personally,
urging the unions to defer the strike
until Mediator Reed holds a confer
ence.
MODESTO FOR SECOND TIME
VOTES SALOONS OUT BUSINESS.
MODESTO. Out. 31. — The saloons
of Modesto have closed their doors to
night, they having been voted out at
an election held sixty days ago. This
is the second time that Modesto has
voted out the saloons. They were
closed five years ago for eight months
and opened under strict regulations
and high license by a majority of 30.
The majority against them at the re
Bent election was 250. The only wei
town left in Stanislaus county is New
man in the western part of the county
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CAMP LEWIS SOLDIERS
SERVED WITH GOOD FOOD
SA NFRANCISCO. Oct. 31. — Tht
best of food and varied is servffl al
Camp Lewis, American Lake, Wash
ington, where the draft quotas fro-.
California and the northwestern states
are now in training, according lo th<
quarter-master of the western deuart
ment. Each company, it was pointer
out, has a monthly ration allowance
of $2,800. The fare at camp is mud
as in civil life, with fruit, milk anc
dishes that in foreign armies wouh
be considered luxuries.
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T. M. Hunt, forest supervisor of the
Chugach reserve, is in Cordova today
having been called to Juneau for <
road conference with Governor Strong
General Richardson, Dr. Hewdes am
Captain Waugh. They will outline th,
plans for roadways in Alaska, whicl
includes the boulevard around Eyal
lake. They will have their plans for
mulated so that construction on al
road projects will begin immediate!'
following the surveys, which will pro
bably be in the spring.
PIER WRECKED!
(By Associated Press)
BALTIMORE, Oct. 31. — Fire
wrecked two fine Baltimore & Ohio
railroad terminal piers at Locust
Point, which destroyed and sunk a
British steamship, which had just
docked. The loss is estimated at over
$5,000,000. Officials believe it was of
incendiary origin, as witnesses saw
flames leap from the piers almost
simultaneously. Vast quantities of
munitions for America and its allies
were stored on the piers.
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* BALTIMORE, Oct. 31. — It is be
lieved that seven men were killed in
the accident, and the police are busy
investigating the cause ol' it. They
have already arrested one man. Two
ship’s officers are among the missing.

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(By Associated Press)
AMSTERDAM, Oct. 31 — The news
i paper Les N’ourvellelles says Sercevs
was among the German soldiers at
Beverlno camp. Belgium, many
whom refused to go to the front. A
large number damaged their own
rifles, and others shot officers, many
of whom were wounded. The muti
neers were mastered and removed on
cattle trucks, then deported to the
frontier guard at Broucpot. They de
serted October 15.
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AULIUHt Uf

DAWSON, Y. T„ Oct. 31. — The
Canadian government has decided on
an important departure for the north
land, looking to agriculture develop
ment, and has just notified James
Farr, a well known local farmer, that
he has been appointed the govern
ment experimental farmer for the i«
gion. Mr. Farr lives at Swede creek,
where he devotes his time throughout
the summer to farming.
Mr. Farr’s appointment is the re
sult of the visit to Yukon last year of
Dr. Malte, of the Dominion govern
ment agricultural staff, who was
greatly pleased with a series of experi
ments which Mr. Farr had made in
growing grainsa nd vegetables.
BIG Pi™
FDB CDPPEB
The Chitina-Alaska Exploration
Company, which is supposed to bo a
subsidiary corporation of the Lady
smith smelter, has purchased the
Westover group of copper claims, on
Dan creek, for $516,000. The sale is
the largest in years in northern copper
properties, and it is regarded as pre
■ saging much activity in the copper
, districts adjacent to Cordova.
A large quantity of ore has already
. been blocked out. and James E. Wil
I son, chairman of the territorial road
s commission, has been awarded a con
i tract to haul 3,000 tons of this ore
; from the mine to McCarthy, during the
■ winter months, and from the latter
I place it will be transported over the
’ Copper River railway to Cordova and
- from here shipped to the Ladysmith
smelter in British Columbia.
(By Associated Press)
LONDON, Oct. 31. — It Is reported
that Umegi river, in South America,
swollen by four months of abnormal
rainfall, has submerged the thickly
populated settlement of Durberg. One
dispatch says a thousand natives were
drowned.
OPEBATTfl TQ 8E
GIVEN NEXT I
, I
There will be an entertainment for
the benefit of the Red Cross on the
evening of November 22. It will be
in the nature of a humorous operatta.
This h way for some
time, b ous other en
tertaim delayed. This
affair e auspices of
the \V illary of the
Episco
Toni 11 the annual
dance 2 given by the
Wonia he Episcopal
church
The istically decor
ated it 'acter, and the
imterti *ar- . > i- mA tlw
day in j J, Al
Besides thedanclrig and music by
the Bon Ton orchestra, the public will
be entertained by the following musi
cal program:
Vnnol O/vln IMcxKn
Mrs. W. H. Chase.
Vo-'-'l Solo—"Gypsy Song" .... Smith
Miss Frances Fraisure.
Violin Solo—"Berenice” .. ... Bohm
Mrs. M. S. Wilson.
Vocal Solo—"Because” .... Witmark
Miss Emma Shepard.
Vocal Solo—"My Rosary for You” Ball
Mrs. T. N. Hubbert.
Vocal Duet—"In the Garden of My
Heart”.Ball
Miss Shepard and Mrs. Chase.
Accompanists—Miss Anderson and
Mrs. Hedges.
The various booths will be presided
over by the following ladies:
Fancy Work Booth — Mrs. Rogers
and Mrs. Ziegler.
Candy Booth — Miss Shepard, Mrs.
Foster.
Caps—Miss Harriet Anderson.
Ice Cream Booth — Mrs. Hendrick
son, Mrs. Sprague, Mrs. Struck and
Mrs. Smith. Miss Madeline Anderson
and Miss Frances Fraisure assisting.
Cashiers—Mrs. Singleton, Mrs.
Chase.
Fortune Teller—Mine. Kariffi of
Romany.
Floor Manager—George Dooley.
The doors will be open at 8 o’clock.
Admission $1.00. Ladies free. The
proceeds to go toward the support of
the Red Dragon and church building
fund.
POPULAR CORDOVA COUPLE
WEDDED AT BELLINGHAM.
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In the presence of the family and
immediate friends, Miss Bessie Fern
Dickenson became the bride of Mr.
William Edward Brown, of Cordova,
Alaska, yesterday morning at 10
o'clock, at the home of tho bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dicken
son, 1225 Lincoln street. The mar
riage service was read by Rev. John
M. Shive. of the Broadway Presbyter
ian church. The bride was attended
by her sister and Mr. Vernon A. Dav
enport, of Seattle, acted as best man.
The bride was charming in a travel
ing suit of navy blue with hat, gloves
and shoos of grey and carried a show
er bouquet of pink roses. A buffet lun
cheon was served following the cele
mony. Mr. and Mrs. Brown left for a
trip through California and the east
ern states. After January 1 they will
make their home at Cordova. Mrs.
Brown is a graduate of the Whatcom
High School, and Mr. Browu has spent
most of his life In this city.—Belling
ham Journal.
THREE VESSELS
The ste.jter Admiral Evans is due j
from Seait late tonight.
The stei aer Alaska arrived from :
the south i an early hour this morn
ing with tl following passengers for
Cordova; Koch. Louise Dljonghe.
E. Barnettf nd wife, Mrs. J. n. Elli
son. J. L. (t wes, Mrs. VV. L. Cursman,
Charles Laming. VV. h. Stewart.
The Chill n Hag was raised Monday
over the ,‘rsuter Dolphin. T-jm Doi
phin was .prmerly in the K'-them
Alaska run; nd plied between Sean-.,
and Skugtvj, She Is 824 tons burden.
?13 feet Ion) 32 feet beam and 15 feet
depth of lioi. She carries a crew of;
(10 men. j
The folio! Ing Is the schedule of
sailings by Alaska Steamship Com
pany's vesses from Seattle for the
balance of* 'j!H7: Mariposa, Novem
ber 1; AUmIda, November 8; Alaska,
November 11; Mariposa, November
?4; Alameda December 1; Alaska.
December 8* Mariposa. December 1C;
Alameda, December 27. There will be
so further tailings to Anchorage this
winter.
The steamer Alameda will sail for
Seattle "late tonight with the follow
ing passengers from Cordova; Mark
Clemming Hus Stlpovich, Mrs. B. At.
Johnson, Warlike, Cl. D. Wilton,
m»*r esifa •** . 3 .«• ruw. . . -mi
wife, O. H. Birch and wife. R. K Da
mon and wife, R. C. Wood, A. Good
rich, J. McPIke, A. Stein, George
Baldwin, Angus McDougall, .1. Mat
colm, T. B. Hyde, Mrs. A. Sharpe, and
eighty second class.
The government yesterday comman
deered the Pacific Steamship Com
pany's fine passenger liners, the Gov
ernor and President, and ordered them
to take the San Francisco and Hono
lulu run in December. These vessels
have been on the Seattle-San Fran
cisco run for several years and arc
well known to every traveler on the
Pacific coast. The Governor is 5.471
tons burden, 391 feet * long, 48 feel
beam, 19 feet depth of hold and car
ries a crew of 140. She was built ir
1907 at Camden, N. J. The President
is a sister ship, of exactly the same
dimensions.
The steamer Admiral Watson, aftei
passing through heavy snowstorms
arrived from the westward with i
large list of passengers at 11 p. m
last night. The following passengers
arrived from Anchorage and waj
ports: Miss O. Audett, Miss C. Bel
mont. W. G. Fox, J. Henrich, H. Kim
ble. Mrs. R. Summy, A. Tillman.
The Watson sailed for Seattle at i
o'clock this morning with the follow
ing from Cordova: C. H. Bryant anc
wife, R. G. Billet, Norman Bayers
John Landers, Frank Anderson, K. W
Wallgren, D. B. Skinner, A. C. Clayton
Miss Arlie Sharp, Fred Sanderson
Ed Wickstrom" Charles Ostrom, N. G
Hedemark, Ed Hardy, H. 11. McDou
gall, George A. Greene, C. W. Miller
F. M. White, P. J. Bonner, F. E. Bond
F. E. Latching, Paul Pirsol. The<
Stensland. John Kissell.
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A1 Lund is in receipt of a lettei
from a former townsmnn. Jack Court
ney. who is a member of Company E
117th regiment U. S. engineers, capip
ed at Hempsted. Long Isla/id. He say:
he is getting pretty well used to th<
red tape of militarism, and the whob
Rainbow division is ready to star
for France, all of the supplies, cloth
ing. ♦c., having already been shipped
It will take twelve transports b
handle the division. Jack says the;
were recently reviewed by Secretar;
of War Baker, and a whole flock o
foreign officers, and that they wer
very much pleased at the appearance
of the men.
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Mrs. Rodger Summy. of Anchorage
was an arrival from the westward tc
day, and will go to her former honr
at Katalla for a short visit.

Sporting goods, cutlery, flashlight?
at The Northweatera Hardware Co.
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LOSES OUT IT
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 — The capi
tal of the nation goes dry at midnight.
Among the estimates of those closing
are several which served over half a
century, as familiar meeting places
for prominent political figures in the
past. Throughout th? city they are
planning a farewell fete.
HOME OS
I
y \
(By Associated Press)
SACRAMENTO, Oct 31. — Addres-I
ses on “The Teacher and Patriotism,1' [
"The Teaching of Civics and National
Defense." and discussions of food con
servation are among the outstanding
features of the program for the con
vention of the northern section cf the
California Teachers1 Association,
which is in session here. “Service."
with special emphasis on its sign'fl
cance in relation to the war will be
the general theme of the convention
which will close Friday morning.
Approximately f t “ teachers from
Shasta, Tehama, Glean, Colusa, Sutter,
*«Uua, Volu, Butt ^Solatio vnd S->tri
men to counties and Sacramento city
schools are attending the convention.
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FINISH
The drawing to a close of the Daily
'nines’ campaign for the Ford and
other list of prizes is a chapter in
newspaper work that has never been
attempted in Cordova before by any
publication, and the Times takes pride
in the way the different candidates
were received in the localities and
the support that was given them in
their work, and whether or not your
favorite will be successful will be de
termined by the judges of the cam
paign when they make their final can
va»s. The Times will try and do its
: part to give you the serviye that will
j repay for your patronage. The man
: agement of the campaign wants lo
thank the candidates for the splendid
work and the results that were ob
tained, and wishes the success of each
candidate to the goal that she aspires
to reach. At the close of the ampaign
the judges will seal the ballot box and
await the arrival of the mail from
up the C. H. & N. W. railway, and will
then make a canvass of the entire
campaign.
You have a few hours to help your
favorite, and if you wish to io s >, cal
1 at the Times office before closing time
at 9 p. m.. and you will be given a
blank with which you may place votes
• to your favorite's credit. This is
positively the last opportunity, ant
,! your favorite may need the votes.

CLAIM CZARINE MADE
' AWAY WITH CROWN JEWELS
PARIS, Oct. 31. — People here ii
touch with Russian affairs declar.
there Is great likelihood of the czarin
' being put on trial as an enemy of the
nation. One of the chief accusation
against the former empress is tha
'she made away with the crown-jewel;
! and other treasure, which is the pro
! perty of the nation. Investigation ha;
proved that the jewels of the imports
crown and a series of priceless tapes
• tries in the Hermitage and WIntei
- Palace are imitations, the origin ill
' having been exported so that the;
might be preserved for the Romnnof
dynasty In case of a revolution.
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Times Want Ada Bring Results
_ ^ VI Jit i
mtMsIre
DUE BE PAID
TONIGHT
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31.—Today is
the last day of grace for the payment
of many war taxes, which begin to
apply at midnight. They include one
cent on each dime paid for amudlment
admissions; three per cent on the pay
ment for freight transportation; five
-ents on each telegraph, telephone
and radio message, costing fifteen
ents or over; ten per cent on club
iues; eight per pent on passenger
ares. Letter postage, except local let
er, becomes three cents; postcards
wo cents. Increased taxes on to
iacco become effective Friday
COURT DECIDES
® AGAINST
taMQRD
(By Associated Press,
DETROIT, Oct. 31. — The DOu^
were the minority stockholders in the
Ford company, sued to compel Ford to
distribute $6,000,000 of accumulated
profits.
DETROIT, Oct. 31. — Dodge Broth
ers have been awarded a decision in _
Mltir. .suit against Henry Ford, to com
pel Ford to dfsburstPaccurh iuSWu ,.i
vidends to the stockholders instead of
using the money to increase the com
pany's business. ^ '
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RATE HEARING
AT ’FRISCO
(By Associated Press)
. SAN FRANCISCO. Oct. 31. — The
joint congressional committee on in
terstate commerce will open a hear
ing here tomorrow. It will be for the
accommodation of the inter mountain
and Pacific coast regions and general
interstate traffic laws will be dis
cussed.
Representatives of state commis
sions, the shipping public, boards of
trade, railroads and other interested
organizations, are invited to appear
before the committee.
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(By Associated Press)
HONOLULU, T. H„ Oct. 31. — Coal
at $27 a ton. That is what American
fuel is bringing on the open market
here, anti the price is even higher in
interior insular points and on the
other islands. The living of a maxi
mum price by the government has not
yet had any perceptible effect on the
price here. Due to lack of cargo space
fuel is scarce In the Islands, and the
price is expected to go high.
The only branch affected by this
' price is the industrial organizations.
1 Coal is rarely used as domestic fuel,
1 in fact is not needed here.
Lack of oil for fuel purposes is pri
i rnarily responsible for the increased
■ price of coal. With the shortage of
i bottoms and the commandeering of
I several tankers in the Pacific by the
government, oil companies here have
been cut down on their consignments.
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Gus Seiffert, who has extensive min
' ing holdings In the Hope district,
spent the day with Cordova friends, on
his way to the states. He is accom
panied by his son. Binks.

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