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The Cordova Daily Times
Entered at the Postoffice at Cordova. Alaska, as second-class matter.
Single Copies .*10 Six Months (In advance)-.* 6^00
One Month. I-00 °ne Year (In advance). 10.00
h7g. steel, editor and proprietor.
The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the ustr for republication
or all news credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also
the local news published herein.
All rights of republication of special despatches herein are also re
served. ___
~C'7)K1X)VaTaLASKA^ \V^1)NKS])A Y, OCTOBER 31, 1917.
All other things aside, if »'e would
give the devil his dues we should
thank the kaiser for the moral and ma
terial assistance he has unwittingly
rendered in the formation of the great
American merchant marine. Had it not
been for the menace of his subma
rines. the probabilities are that we
would still be dreaming of the mighty
fleet of merchantmen that would some
day carry the Stars and Stripes to
every corner of the globe. As it now
happens, howler, this fleet is already
under construction and the day is not
far distant when America will assume
her rightfully proud position on the
sea. As we said before, we have the
kaiser to thank for this most agree
able situation.
Also, we have him to thank for a
very material contribution to our new
merchant marine, in the shape of the
interned liner Vaterland, which has
been confiscated by the government,
and is now being put in condition for
active service under the American
flag. It is planned by our experts to
convert the giant liner into a trans
port ship for our troops, and it is said
that the big boat is easily adaptable
to such purposes. In fact, it is clai'^ I
by the engineers who are ov<'rfard|y j
her that the ship, altho—'en8er s«r
a floating palace ^Imarily for a
vice, was h • Knowing what we do
transn- “Sy t0 be,ieve that the kai‘
-ped some day to make use of the
. aterland as a troop ship.
The big ship was constructed under
the direct supervision of the German
military authorities and can carry a
small army on board. It is estimated
that she can transport 20,000 men a
month to Europe, for she is one of the
fastest liners afloat and , llVO
Atlantic in less than a week. Not
only does she afford ample steerage
accommodations, but there is rooirr
on her great after deck for the ma
noeuvring of a whole regiment. She
is also equipped to forestall submarine
attacks. Giant platforms that will
permit the mounting of rapid firing
armament were originally installed in,
the ship. Then she has a system of
water-tight compartments that make
it next to impossible to sink her. The
experts claim that the boat can be
hit by even three or four torpedoes
and still be kept afloat.
Thus it would seem that the kaiser
and his associates have taken a great
deal of trouble* to help us solve the
problem of ocean traffic during these
troublesome times. The Vaterland
was his especial favorite, and one can
well imagine the wry face he will pull
when he learns that the big ship is
again ploughing the deep, but flying
under the enemy’s flag and bearing
the crack soldiers of the world to join
in the showdown fight that will spell
his doom. We Americans have a
heavy score to settle with the Prus
sian autocrat, and it will make It al
the easier to pay him back in pari
with his own com. And, pardon th«
thought, it will give us considerabh
reassurance, when our boys set sal
on the great boat, to know that th<
kaiser has taken such pains to pro
tect them against all accident and at
tack while riding the waves. For this
at least, he is indeed entitled to oui
whole-hearted thanks.
Poor Mayor Mitchell of New York
In his burning desire to succeed hin
self he. finds his candidacy in a prett
predicament. A Democrat himsel
Tammany Hall has named a eandidat
of its own and is openly fighting th
mayor. Repudiated by his own part;
i the mayor sought the Republican ^
mination, and, notwithst^r' judg(
fact that Colonel Rftf other prom|
Charles E. Hugh-bpenly urged hi!
nent Repute lost this nomination t<
candidao unknown Republican. Nov
a tor Mitchell is determined to mak<
an independent campaign for re-elec
tion, and while he has the support o!
,he best element and the biggest mer
in the metropolis, the chances are thal
he will be decisively defeated.
The chief trouble with Mitchell
seems to be that he is a poor poll
tician. As a mayor, New York has
not had his equal in years. He has
been clean and competent In office
and has shown a firm grasp of the af
fairs ot the city. Moreover, he has
risen above partisanship, and this
appears to be the cause of his undo
~Mlfcchefi, although ^eminently
fair with the plain people, has for
gotten to cultivate their friendship.
On the other hand, he has flirted con
tinuously with the blue bloods and the
wealthy class until the common people
think that he is a genuine highbrow
himself. Hence they are all against
him, and that just about spells his
defeat, for the poor can outvote the
rich every day in the year.
Mayor Mitchell seems to have made
the same mistake that ex-Governor
Ferguson of Texas made, only in the
opposite direction. Ferguson made a
hobby of identifying himself with the
hoi polloi in such a manner as to in
vite the solid opposition of the intel
lectual and aristocratic classes. When
fully aroused, they finished Ferguson
in a hurry. Mitchell, on the other hand,
has consortejj, so openly with the elite
that the ordinary people have lost
faith in him. And he can't win with
out their support. It \|$jll be misfor
tune for Mitchell and the metropolis
that he is unable to weather the storm.
(By Associated Press)
LONDON. Oct. 31—"Paper Is being
used for commercial purposes every
where now," says a report of ihe
Board of Trade. "Even tissue palter
can be used In Its manufacture. With
regard to textiles, paper Is being med
for making sacks for commercial use
In the place of Burlap, and tkese
have been found equal to the former
sacks In every way.”
Paper shoes are being manufaitur
ed in a small way tn England, the
paper being used for the uppers. The
material Is plaited paper closely wo
ven. somewhat similar tc that sed
In the manufacture of paper )sts.
Paper fibre Is also used In makl g a
cheap grade of Imitation felt hatj for
Discussing the measures take# in
the last year by Germany to fleal
with the growing shortage of Noth
ing, the Board of Trade Gazette kys: !
"Much of the clothing now wort all l
through the German Empire, ltjhtd
! ing military uniforms, Is made Jont
' materials diluted in varying de^oes
* with substitutes such as paper land
’ cellulose, the w**nith and weflag
11 qualities of are doubfTuiy'as
l>!comi'r‘'1 'vl,h materials fmn,
■, | ,-ven or knitted wholly from tvool
j and cotton.”
___A_ L
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31. — Lawyer
sharps in the war departmeniiare
looking for an "unwritten law" it the
strict military code. Here is their
problem. In Texas an ex-soldier was
arrested on his way home from tamp
wearing the uniform. The law pro
hibiting this is strictly enforced. The
offender showed ho had no oiher
clothes. He would either be arrested,
he Bald, for wearing the uniform or
for the lack of a uniform or other
clothing. The sheriff went beyond the
law and permitted the uniform, but he
is asking the war department to legal
ize his action, as cases of this kl^^^u:.^
t„ev,iriitig-v.x,i-o rtta iflftbe frequent.

The fact that the newspapers gave
more space and attention to the ac
counts of the battles at Chicago and
New York between the American
j League and National League champion
j ball teams than to those "somewhere
| in France,” is insufficient foundation
| for a belief that a postponement of
j the war was ordered until after the
| championship was settled.
I- -^_1—
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n^hfl Hr ^ Rar/rlr7:hb.rlrS'FS(/r^mNs
1 ktah, Oregon. Price 85c per dozen; $.'.25 per hundred,
express prepaid on
4 dozen or more.
They contain the
most deadly com
bination of poiaona
known to science.
Killa Wolves. Foxca
snd Sheep-k tiling
l>ogu almost in
stantly and in no
Indorsed and re
commended bytho
U. 8. Government.
Order today. Full
I .. , particularsfumish
! requrajh also catalogue of trippers' supplies and
( bide and tur pricelist
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And More In Resources Is Now Possessed
, by the Bank of Alaska System
A Young Institution to be sure but conservative handling of ;
Funds and Considerate Treatment of Patrons is
. producing what it’s organizers intended,
“An Institution of Strength j |
and Character.”
Bank of Alaska
Looking ahead *to November 15th, 1942, can see the thrifty
citizens, children who now possess Liberty Bonds, arranging
redemption of their Bonds and receiving the accumulated *
g -—---interest.
Checking Accounts Savings Accounts
Time Deposits Traveler’s Checks
Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent !
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If You
Docs your Insurance cover you? If not
Get a ^ IN 1 P0LICY iN THE J* D- Hollenbeck
i NORTHERN LIFE District Agent, Cordova
■ ■ ■■ ■ •
Where We Can Always Find Our
Finest Billiard and Pool 1 ables In
r 5
The Red Dragon
A club house tor everyman.
Recreation, re a d i n g, pool
room, circulating library and
late periodicals.
Founded 1908 by Episcopal
Hours 2 p. m. to 11 p. m.
r 1.1
MANY a miner who has
groaned and suffered
for years with boots that
made his feet feel like a spe
cial punishment, has^udden
ly found that he has pretty
good feet after all, when he
wears “H1PRESS” Boots.
Just the other day we got a let
ter from a man “Inside”telling us
he hadn’t had boot comfort for
years until he tried “HI PRESS.”
There isn't another boot made
like “HIPRESS.” It’s welded
into one piece without a seam and
it outwears any other bout on the
40,000 Dealers
Factories, AKRON, OHIO
withtheRF LIN E’round the top
That Outwears Steel
Newest Georgette Crepe Waists at
■frs. Kate Rolfe's.
Times Want Ads Bring Results
Your eyes fitted. Compound and
stlgmatlc lenses replaced. See Os
mi e.
When Ordering Job Work Don’t
Think It la Your Duty to Build Up
Concerns In the States, But Give
The People Who Are Paying
Wages and Spending Their Money
In Cordova a Chance to Live.

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