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sew akd. ALASKA, MONDAY. FEBRUARY s, 1915.
The telegrams received on Saturday make much promise for Seward.
There can now be no doubt that the opening of the Matanuska coal fields is
the chief aim of the administration at present. In a few months great gangs
of men will he working on the railroad. Soon afterwards the coal mines
themselves will be operated on a greater or smaller scale. This region will
he the newest on the North American continent. It is a country “about to be
opened up.” Down in the states everything is quiet.. Thousands of people
are waiting for some new place to go and. taking everything into account,
the chances are that we shall have a lot of people coming to this city in the
next few months whether the Alaska Northern is taken over right away or
not. But the chief value of Saturday’s news to this town is that it shows
the secretary of the interior to be taking a deep interest in the local railroad.
It seems to confirm in a sense our belief that the whole thing has been set
tled and that Seward is the place.
Mexicans seem to have drawn from Europe the lesson that civilization
dot's not, after all. mean peace and the men of the neighboring republic have
gone at it worse than ever, in both cases the l nited States seems to be the
thief spectator and the one whom all the belligerents want apparently to keep
on their side. At the same time she is worried by both of them. Each is
infringing on her rights and tempting her sorely to strike at some of them.
But still she keeps calm and her president and ministers give much of their
thoughts to building railroads to open up American territory. It is surely
a dignified position.
The length of battles seems to increase with the size of armies. The
length of the battles now proceeding in Europe seeems to promise that the
war will last for years in spite of everything. Even should one army be
broken up the parts would still be able to put up great battles. Each of
the nations is supplied with great fortresses and each fortress would mean
a siege of months. We can see what a fortress means when we watch the
failure of the Russian to take C racow, Przemysl, and of the failure of thej
allied fleets with the aid of Montenegrins etc. to take C’attaro and Pola.
KIDS ABOl r WAR.
\\ ants to Show Them Serous and
Thrilling Times Thiy
BERLIN, Feb. 3.—The German
educational authorities are taking
care to teach children the history of
the war as fast as history is made.
The Prussian Ministry of Education
has just sent a circular letter of in
structions to the school inspectors
pointing out that the hour devoted to’
teaching of history must be devoted
principally to giving pupils a clear
idea of the course ami development of
“the Great War.’* \
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“There must be awakened in the
children,” says the circular, “an un
derstanding of the serious and thril
ling time they are living in. While
everything must be kept out of the
schools that might implant into the
hearts of the children overweening
self-conceit or contempt and hatred
for other people, still they should be
filled with a joyous and conscious'
pride that they are members of a;
great people who are making heroic
sacrifices in a just struggle against
Visiting cards, invitations, anything
pretty i • done by the Gateway just as
well as outside.
BULLET ENTERS BARREL
OF ANOTHERS* RIFLE.
LONDON, Feb. 7.—The Reuter cor
respondent in Amsterdam sends the
following story told by a wounded
“From one of the trenches, 1 aimed
at my adversary, 70 yards away. It
was an easy shot, and I was sue? of
success. I was just pulling the trig
ger. My aim was clear, my bullet
could not fail.
“Suddenly I staggered back, ar.d
when I recovered I found my rifle j
damaged at the lock and the chamber.
I had an ugly wound in my forehead. j
1 examined my rifle, and found In the
barrel a French and a German bul- J
let both flattened. What had hap
pened ? i
“After close examination I diseover
(h1 that a French bullet hai entered [
my rifle at the muzzle, had followed ;
the course of the barrel, had exploded
my cartridge and the butt of my rifle, j
and thus had wounded me.”
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IN THE TRENCHES.
Most Remarkable Business Meeting'
LONDON, Feb. 7.—“Business as
usual, ’ the motto which the British
tradesman adopted early in the course
of the war, applies even to the busi
ness man who is on duty in the firing
An instance of this is seen in the
announcement that the annual meet
ing of the Board of Directors of the
firm of Vacher and Sons, official print
ers in the British Parliament, was
held “in the trenches,” all the direct-j
ors of the company being on duty at!
the front in France. The minutes of
this unique directors’ meeting are asj
“A meeting of the directors was
held in a dug-out in the trenches on
Dec. 24, 1914.
“The directors were unable to deal;
with the minutes of the last meeting
owing to the absence of the minute J
“The accounts received from the
company’s auditors for the financial
year ending Sept. 30 were considered (
and approved, subject to confirmation
at the general meeting of the comp
“The directors present regretted
the absence of their colleague, Cap
tain Claude Low, whose whereabouts
at the front is unknown to them
“There being no other business to
transact, the meeting closed with a:
hearty vote of thanks to the chair
On Broad Pass
H. E. ELLSWORTH.
Assayer and Chemist, Seward.
| THE MINER’S STORE f
1 I The Place Where Men Outfit I |
| TRAIL OUTFITS j
E We have everything that the man on
E the trail needs, the best of everything,
=j and at a price that man can afford
E to pay.
jz Hipress Shoe Pacs
s Gold Seal Shoe Pacs
E Arrow Brand Shoe Pacs
E Uuxbak Water Proof Clothing
E Guiterman Flannel Shirts
E Filson Cruiser or Stag Shirts
z: Medlicott I’nedrwear, all weights
E Guiterman Mackinaw Biding pants
E Largest stock of Socks in Seward
E Mitts, Toques Gloves, Felt Shoes
E knik Built Snowshoes, Gold Seal
s: Sheep Lined Coats, Parkas,
E Mackinaw Coats, Sweater Coats
E Duxbak Waterproof riding pants
E War bags. Blankets, Quilts
f- Tents, Tarps, Pack Sacks,
E In fact, if its for the trail and in our
E line we have it, and as we stated you
E will find the price right.
K\ery Saturday night until further
notice we will hold a suit drawing.
The winning number gets a $40.00
Stein-Bloch Suit, and the low number
gets a Stetson Hat.
ONE DOLLAR PER NUMBER
Thirty Six Suits Direct from New
ANTICIPATING the coming of the Government-bu.lt Railway Terminals to Seward we have
* been increasing our orders for the past six months and at this time we have probably
the most complete and up-to-date line of Men’s Wearables to be found in Seward. Every
thing new and the best that money can buy. The present situation warrants our actions
and we find ourselves at the beginning of the boom with a stock of goods, that is second
5 to none.
1 WERE HERE WITH THE GOODS! E
Order your new Spring Suit now. We have just received the new Spring Samples and the> r.
EE are the best we have ever seen. Call in today and let U9 show you what the latest things are in
; Style, Cut, Fabric and Weaves. Five hundred samples to select from, each one a beauty, The
~ prices are very reasonable, and the style, quality and fit absolutely Guaranteed.
1 THE MINER'S STORE] j
FRANK J. COTTER, Manager
Phone Adams 131 “Don’t forget the Parcel Post” Seward, Alaska
ROMIG & ROMIG
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Houses for Rout, Rents Collected,
Titles Examined. Lots for Sale.
Phone Red 1*6. Seward, Alatka.
'sears, roebuck and company'
We are the originators of the only guarantee thJt stands the test in the scales of justice
OUR BLANKET DEPARTMENT
Our large catalog shows a most complete line of ^COTTON^jiiu^VOOL^njjANJOKJ^v
Our Wool Blankets are made front the finest quality of wool, and not a particle of cotton
is used in their construction. If they are not better than you can buy for the same money
elsewhere, or you are not satisfied with them, we ask you to return them at our expense.
Our Cotton Blankets are of exceptional values. Nothing but the best quality, long fibre
cotton is used in their construction. All these blankets retain their soft fleecy finish, and are
guaranteed to be just as represented.
We also carry a large assortment of Camper’s and T^ogger’s Blankets, which will appeal
to you as being unusual values, in all wool and cotton and wool mixed.
Alaska Orders Given Special Attention
Our Large Catalog mailed free on request
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND COMPANY, SEATTLE, WASH.
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11915, January Fifth, Our TENTH
Anniversary o( Business in Seward
WE wish to thank the public in general for their liberal
patronage in the past and trust our business meth* I
ods have been such as to merit their greater con
fidence in. the future. We are most optimistic for Seward
in the year 1915. We predict a wonderful improvement
in a business way. We predict the selection of Ressur
rection Hay as the Ocean Terminus of the Government
Railway by President Wilson, not later than February 10;
that actual construction work will begin not later than
April 1st; that Seward will have a population of 5000
people by December 30th; that real estate in Sew aid will
advance fully 300 per cent by September 1st, and that our
8 business will increase accordingly. |
SEWARD COMMERCIAL COMPANY
Economy in fuel consump
tion — Economy in tire
mileage—Economy In up
keep—and greatest of all,
Economy in the long run
because of the everlast
Buick cars are every day establishing remarkable fuel
economy records. It was a Buick that won the Wisconsin Ke
liability and Economy Contest with an average of 24.8 miles to
the gallon for over 5O0 miles. ,
Thousands of un-olicited lettors from satisfied owners vouch
for Buick economy (f upkeep and records of tire mileage.
For examples of Buick longevity and uninterrupted service,
look to the various models, from the first one built. They’re
still in service some of them in our home town.
Built in Fours and Sixes $1010 fo $1800
F. O. B. SEATTLE
Come in and see the 1915 Models
Northwest Buick Company
802 E. Pike St.
These Clothes wear, they fit
and they have the right style.
Note the prices at which we
sell them and the next time you
are in Seattle, come in and see
them. If you are not satisfied
with) the value you get, you can
have your money back.
$20 to $40
719 Second Ave. Near Columbia
King Bros. Co.
Correct Apparel tor Men
An “Old Line” Company with “New Line” Ideas
NORTHERN FIFE INSURANCE CO.
HEALTH ERFEGT •
Premiums Paid for You on Your Life Insurance
If Permanently Disabled
HOME OFFICE, WHITE BUILDING, SEATTLE, U. S. A.
$200,(XX).(K) Deposited with State Treasurer
Doors & Windows
Lang's 1 tangos
I X L Parlor Heaters I
Air Tight Heaters
IP & B Paper
Gas Engine Oil
Marine Engine Oil
PHONE BLACK 4
Shot Guns s
Blacksmith’s Coal ;
ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. S
Steamers Alameda and Mariposa sail from Seattle
every eight days tor Ketchikan, Juneau, Cordova,
Valdez and Seward.
S. S. DORA leaves Seward 15th of each month for Cook Inlet points and Dutch harbor.
Regular freight service for Ketchikan, Wrangell, Juneau, Sheep Creek,
Treadwell, Douglas, Skagway, Cordova, Ellaniar,
Valdez, Latouche and Sew ard
Freight Steamers sailing from Seattle each month: S. S. Seward. 5th;
S. S. Latouche, 15th; S. S. Cordova, 25th
(S. S. Seward carries Explosives)
Right reserved to change this schedule without notice-^
F. B. TRACY, General Agent C. B. GUPTILL, Agent j
W. A. M’NEILEY. Pnop.
RATES $1.00 TO $2.50 PER DAY
HOT AND COLD WATER BATHS ELECTRIC UGHT8
The Bor gen Grocery
Staple and Fancy Groceries
Handles the Best Canned Goods from the Pacific Coast—Best
Treatment to Everybody and Prices Ritrht— Goods
Delivered to All Parts of the City
GUS BORGEN, Proprietor
Phone Main 134 Clayson Building, Seward
F. B. CANNON, Prop.
KNIK’S LEADING HOTEL
Accommodations for Ninety Guests
Large General Lobby
Private Lobby for Ladies
Best Rates : : Best Treatment
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