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VOL 8. SEWARD, ALASKA, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 30, 1914_N(>-<JT
SEATTLE FAILS !
- TO GET BANK
Seattle, Jan. 30.—Secretaries Me
Adoo and Houston are here and last
night the hearing for the location of a
regional bank was held. It is very
probable that Seattle will not secure
the bank and that San Francisco will
be designated as the only city on the
Pacific coast that will be able to sub
scribe the minimum of four million
dollars which is necessury under the
conditions of the currency bill to sec
ure a regional bank. Secreta?*y Me
Adoo stated that the comittee wanted j
facts, and also said that St. Louis used j
the same argument regarding the |
Panama canal as Seattle offered, j
Seattle, however, has the best of this
argument all the way through. Gov
ernor Lister read a letter from Gover
nor Strong of Alaska, in which it was
stated that the annual Alaska trade
amounted to sixty-seven million dollars.
B. M. Behrens of Juneau, indorsed
Seattle while the bankers from Mon
tana favoren Minneapolis. The hear
ing closed last night.
' TARIFF DERATE
Washington .lan. 30.--Senator Me
Cumber of North Dakota, precipitated
a tariff debate in the senate today, de
claring that the agricultural exten
tion bill was thrown out as mere sop
to the farmers. The debate became
somewhat heated and was participated
in by a number of the members.
Niagara Falls, Jan. 30.—Smallpox is
prevalent here and throughout the
adjacent communities and the state
authorities have closed all churches,
schools and public places. There has
been more than two hundred cases
reported to the health officers.
FALL IN BATTLE
Brownsville, Tex., .Ian. 30.—The
battle in the city of Deloro, yesterday
was very fierce and when the Mexican
rebels ceased firing it was found that
over four hundred federals had been
slain. The loss to the rebel side was
Name Sent to Senate.
Washington, Jan. 30.—The name of
Col. George Goethals has been sent to
the senate for confirmation asgoveruor
Oh. those delicious Augustine 6c
Kyer’s chocolate butter crisps. A fresh
supply just received at Butts’.
Ladies, try a NuBone Corset. Mrs.
T. K. Needham, general manager for
Alaska. Phone 132.
Indianapolis, Jan. 30.— At the con
vention of the American Federation
of miners now being held in this city,
much confusion was caused when
President Moyer declared that if the
strike was lost the executive board of
the American Federation would blame
Gompers, who, it is claimed, will be re
sponsible. The meeting was in an up
roar most of the time during the dis
cussion. Gompers, who was present,
replied to the charges and defended
himself against his accusers.
Pekin, Jan. 30.—‘The administrative
council has made the worship of the
heavens and Confucianism the state of
religion recognized here. The presi
dent prepared the bill.
Missionaries from New Vork declare
that the action of the Chinese in pass
ing the bill is political.
Norfolk, Va., Jan. 30.—The liner
Nantucket was in collision this morn
ing with the Old Dominion liner Mon
roe. The impact was so great that the
Monroe was cut completely in two and
| was sunk. There . were fifty persons
j drowned. Eighty-five persons were
j rescued from the sinking ship.
Believed to Be a Hoax.
Los Angeles, Jan. 30.—The story
that went the rounds of the press yes
terday that a letter had been received
saying that Millionaire Clark was
being held for ransom, is now believed
to be a joke perpetrated by some prac
From Emperor to President.
Tuckertown, N. J., Jan. 30.— The
eight hundred and lifty fool lower
wireless stulion here has just received
greetings fiom the emperor of -Ger
many to President Wilson.
The Town of Seward brought an ac
tion against the Seward Light & Power
Co.,4ind the Alaska Electric Co., to
day for violation of ordinance No. 15.
The case was brought before Magis
trate Cotter, who continued tlie hear
ing of the case for tnirtv days.
Including only those that produced
ore to the value of $5,000 or more,
there were in Alaska in 1913 about
twenty-seven gold load mines. Besides
these, there were some six to ten
properties worked in a small way
which made gold outputs ranging in
value from a few hundred to several
Snow shoes and snow shoe filling at
J. L. Graef’s. t
Twenty-gauge, 1913 model shot guns
at J. L. Graef’s. * J
Finch’s Golden Wedding rye at the
Albuquerque, Jan. 30.—A blazing
meteor was seen Hying through space
j at a distance of about Hfteen miles from
I here last night. It struck a mountain
j with great force and the impact made
'the earth tremble for miles around,
j Many windows were smashed and the
people were thrown into a panic. No
lives were lost.
WANT TO KNOW
Como, Italy, Jan. 30.—The Charlton
trial has been posponed until July.
The court wishes to probe the moral
and physical condition of Charlton’s
wife at the time of her death.
Chicago, Jan. 30.—Barefooted and in
her nightie, Mrs. Massover warned all
of the tenants in a live-story apart
ment which she discovered to be on
lire. All of the tenants escsped and
\ none were injured.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 30.— It is report
ed that an understanding has been had
between Germany, Austria and Italy,
and they will proceed to divide Turkey
amicably between themselves.
Have you ever noticed that the aver
age man will turn out of the way of a
j go-cart with a baby in it, and lift bis
I hat to the proud mamma who wheels
; it, with never a murmur, and then
scow l at a crowd of “society” women
on their wav home from a club meet
ing, who crowd him off the sidewalk?
If Mother Eve were to suddenly ap
pear in our midst, her cherished tig
leaf would be ripped all to pieces by
the tongues of envious society leaders
and the newspapers.
A Babylonian tablet, just unearthed,
contains laws that existed 2,300 years
B. C. One refers to bankruptcy, but
none of them say anything about rid
ing wheels on the sidewalk.
A perfect woman’s waist should
measure twenty-nine inches. A per
fect man’s arm should be twenty-nine
inches in length, or thereabouts.
A college education doesn’t seem to
improve a girl’s education. She will
come home after she has graduated
and step off a street car backward.
Stroller White of the White Horse
Star, who has been spending a well
earned vacation in the states, has re
turned and is again in the harness.
Budweiser beer at the Branth. *
Meet me at the Brancn.
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HIT THE TRAIL
The main thoroughfare of Seward
presented an inspiring scene this morn
ing when at least ten dog teams were
started out for the Nelchina and other
camps. Accompanying them a portion
of the way were Fisk and Nettleton,
of tiie forestry service, who are going
out to cruise some timber that it is
claimed cannot be reached in the sum
Following the foresters was Elgin
Vaughan, Jim Clinton and Jim ltobin
son, who are going into the Nelchina.
At Mile 24 they will be joined by Will
iam Dewitt, (Wild Bill), who will also
try his luck in the new camp, of which
so much is now being said.
Mail Carrier Gill, with his beautiful
dog team, was also among the number
to start. He was accompanied by
Harry Hoben, wrho is making a trip to
Knik in the interest of the Seward
Much lias been said about the differ
ent trails leading to the Nelchina, and
Valdez especially has worked overtime
to impress the prospectors that the
trail from that town was the only trail
that was at all accessable, when the
truth is that the Seward-Knik trail is
tar more preferable. Although Sew
ard has not gone to any great trouble
or expense to advertise the Seward
Knik trail, yet they have in many ways
made it known that it was the most
feasible route to the interior, ana many
people who are now in the states pre
paring to go to the Nelchina are com
ing via Seward. Thev have learned
that they can come through Seward
and on to Knik, where they can get
their outfits for about the same as they *
would pay in Seattle, plus the freight,
and save the trouble of handling it
until they reach Knik. Even then*
they can load their outfits onto the
sleds being used by Jack Dalton for
bringing out the coal from the Mata
nuska, and have their freight taken as
far as Chickaloon free of charge, thus
placing their outfits to within sixty
miles of the diggings.
IN EIGHT DAYS
Tony Ponda arrived from the Jditi
rod yesterday making the trip from
Iditarod City to Seward in eight days.
Mr. Ponda says that the trail in most
parts is in as fine condition as it is
possible to get it. He made as high
as fifty to sixty miles a day coming out
and arrived in fine shape.
Some of the “lawyers” who sit
around saloons and discuss law with
as much sense as a newspaper man
could discuss a pangynga game, should
not open their mouths too wide, for
fear the asinus microbe might pop in
and make him want to bray like a
Just arrived on the Mariposa, afresh
supply of Augustine & Kyer’s choco
late butter crisps at Butts’. *
For Sale-rband scrip which can be
used for locating government land in
Alaska. Fully guaranteed. For price
and particulars address L. W. Hubbell
& Son, Springfield, Missouri. J
Meet mt at the Branch *
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