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The Terminus of Alaska’s Thirty-five Million Dollar Government Owned Railroad System
__ --The Gateway G t c° M Kenai, Knik, Broad Pass Matanuska 1-—— ditdi Tcurn niif v FYPFPT SUNDAY LARGEST ALASKAN CIRCLLA1I0N advertisements bring results published daiit exlei T SUN DA I_______ . . ■ .. ■ - _ - _ ■ " ■ . ' - -- V„, * ,-7 SEWARD, THE GATEWAY TO ALASKA, FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1915. _Itn (cnth th« Copy _ - ---——■—"" NEARLY TWO HUNDRED PEOPLE LEAVE SEATTLE a******************************* FOR SEWARD AND KNIK ANCHORAGE ON EVANS RUSH BEGINS ON THE: EVANS OVER HUNDRED FOR KNIK AND EIGHTY-FIVE FOR SEWARD. SEATTLE. April 16.—The railroad rush may be said to have commenced last night when the Admiral Evans pulled out for Alaska and when near- i ly two hundred people went with her to the places near where the construe- j tion work on the government railroad : will start. The number of passengers for Knik anchorage was one hundred , and five. These were made up of six-1 ty-one first class and forty-four steer age. Included were some of the men connected with the work on the rail road. The number aboard the steam- j er for Seward is eighty-five including twenty-eight first class and fifty seven steerage. In addition to the Knik and Seward passengers she has two hundred for southeastern Alaska. The follow ing are the first classj passengers for Seward: A. Barton, J. Coombs, Dr. J. Sloan,j J. Sheenan, J Black, E. Courdray, Otto Anderson, Eugene Ryan, Bessie j Donnelly, Colbert Birke, 0. Krogh, T. Brien, J. Young and wife, J. Steven son, Richard Dawson, Dan Wood, Carl Osterland, O. Todd, Chas Kitzmiller, J. McNaughton and wife, F. Nyman, C. Supp and wife, f. Wallace, A. Lawerence, G. M. Ikomi. Mrs. T. Holy and fifty-seven steerage. MEXICANS DIGGING IN LIKE EUROPEANS. Villa and Carranza Adopting the Methods Orginated in the Japanese M ar. WASHINGTON, April 16.—'That the battle which was fought a few days ago between the forces of Car ranza and Villa ended indecisively is the information received indirectly from neutral sources yesterday. The Mexicans have now adopted the dig ging in process followed by the Euro pean belligerents and each side finds it more difficult that in former times to gain a decision over the other. FIGHTING IN CAUCASIA IS GETTING QUIETER. PETROGRAD, April 16.—Minor engagements only have taken place recently in the border between Cau casia and Armenia and on the coast of the Black sea in those regions. The Turks are being held back and in some quarters the Russians have ad vanced. Both sides have taken troops away from that quarter for use around Constantinople and Galicia so that the armies there are nearly as numerous as they were at th© begin ning of the war. FOURTH AVENUE ALL SIGN FOR SIDEWALKS. The petition which has been circu lated by Ed. Whittemore for the grad ing of Fourth avenue and for the lay ing down of concerete sidewalks has been signed by everyone to w'hom it was presented. The w’ork on that street and Third will begin as soon as the arrangements have been made. MOOSE LODGE TO HAVE A BALL TEAM. The local lodge of Moose has form ed a baseball team which will chal lenge the winner of next Sunday’s game, holding the right to call on any Moose who might be a player on the losing side. The tentative lineup for the proposed game is Conroy, Manth ey, Nuzum, Koontz, Sheldon, Kosmos, Fred Johnston, Wilsey and Richards. ASSAYER ARRIVES. Merril A. Martin, assayer for the Harriman Bank of Alaska, arrived on the Alameda. Mr. Martin has been assayer for years in the Colorado fields and is a highly expert member of the craft. He has taken the Het tel cottage to have it ready for Mrs. Martin and their son who will come in •©on. ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ❖ BRITISH AND DUTCH ♦ ❖ STEAMERS SUBMARINED. ❖ ❖ - ♦ LONDON, April 16.—The Dutch steamer Katwijk, bound from Boston to Liverpool, has been torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine in the North sea. The vessel was at anchor when attacked and the Dutch govern ment will demand reparation. All Holland has been wrought up by the occurrence to a dangerous pitch again st the Germans. The British steam er Ptarmigan was sunk yesterday off the English coast by a German sub marine and eleven of her crew were drowned. The crews of German sub marines captured are now being treat ed differently from other prisoners of war and are confined as if they were criminals, while the submarine officers are not recognized as officers in the treatment meted out to them. ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦] * ten THOUSAND MEN <• ❖ GET WAGE INCREASE. ♦ > _ CALUMET, Mich., April 16.—Ten 1 thousand men have been given a ten ! per cent increase in wages at the Calumet Hecla mines The increase was given voluntarily. OPERATE ON MRS. ROOSEVELT. NEW YORK, April 16.—Mrs. Roosevelt underwent an operation here yesterday and is progressing very favorably as the operation has been quite successful. FILES SUIT FOR SEWARD PROPERTY. J. S. Haynes (Joes After Doctor Boyle for Deed. VALDEZ, April 15.—John Sherman Haynes through his attorneys, Wm. D. Coppernoll ami H. N. Nuzum, have this clay brought suit in the District Court against Dr. Frank M. Boyle, asking the specific performance of a contract to deliver deed to the south half of lot 25 and the north half of lot 22 in Block 9, Townsite of Seward. MEARS COMES ONMARIPOSA LEAVES SEATTLE SUNDAY WITH PARTY AND LARGE SUPPLIES. SEATTLE, April 16.—Lieutenant Mears of the Alaska railroad engine ering commission will leave for Alas ka on the Mariposa next Sunday to begin the preliminary work for the construction of the government rail road. He will be accompanied by a party of five, presumably assistant engineers. Aboard also will be a force of mechanics, etc and a large quantity of supplies. He had hoped to be able to get away on the Evans but he found it impossible to tran sact all the business necessary. MORE NEW BUSINESSES. Two more business houses are now on the list for Seward. J. N. Linseer and company are putting up a bakery on the lots of Mrs. Harvey on Third avenue. Peter Steil is engaging in the wholesale produce business in a building behind the Louvre. PETERSBURG, April 8.—Louis Vick, a native from Farragut Bay, re ports that herring are in spawn. This means that the salmon run will fol low. Fishermen are busy preparing for the summers’ harvest of fish. ---- Rep. Moran of Nome w’ent out yes terday and raised among his friends in Juneau and other places $150 which was wired to Nome for the 408 mile sweepstakes races from Nome to Candle, which began yesterday. There was some talk that lack of funds might cause the great annual Nome event to be abandoned this year, but enough has been raised to continue it —(Juneau Dispatch.) Mrs. C. W. Hammond, government school teacher at Sanak, on the Aleu tian islands, was appointed a notary public by Governor Strong. BERLIN SAYS RUSSIA FAILS DECLARES THE ATTEMPT TO FORCE CARPATHIANS NOT SUCCESSFUL. BERLIN, April 16.—The official announcement is made this morning that the attempt of Russia to force the passage of the Carpathian mount ains into Hungary has failed and that the chief hope of the allies must be abandoned. This news came simult aneously with the announcement from London that the Austrians had been strongly reinforced and that the cam paign will last longer than the Brit ish had been led to believe. The two stories taken together seem to con firm the announcement of the failure of Russia in its supreme effort to force Austria to its knees. The de tails of the fighting for the past two days have not yet been given out but it is suggested that the stopping of the Russian advance will be followed by an advanve by the Austro-German armies for the purpose of hurling back the invaders. The final result of the war was believed to hinge on the success of Russia in this invading ef fort so that its failure is regarded here as a fact >t the most momentous and joyful significance. _ VIENNA, April 16.—It is officially announced this morning that the Rus sians have been unsuccessful in their attempts to invade Hungary' through the Carpathians. The enemy is still attacking, however, but without any great success. The main effort to break through the mountain barrier is being made from eastern Galicia by the way of the Uszok and Stryi passes. Owing to the circumstance that the enemy is compelled to attack our strongly fortified positions in the mountains his losses arc appallingly high but the attack* have, neverthe ess, been fiercely pressed in sipte of what appears now to be a hopeless outlook. In the meantime we are at tacking on the Russian extreme left on the Russian-Bukowina border and elsewhere. PANAMA CANAL SPENDS MORE THAN IT MAKES. Owing to Slides the Expenditures Are Quite a Lot Beyond the Receipts. PANAMA, April 16.—The Panama canal expenses exceeded the revenues by about a quarter of a million dol lars from the first of July, 1914 to the fourteenth of March, 1915. The re ceipts for that period were two mil lion three hundred and thrity-four thousand and the expenditures were two million five hundred and ninety* five thousand. ❖ ARCTIC BROTHERHOOD. * •> DECIDES TO BUILD. * A _ ♦ The Seward camp of the Arctic Brotherhood is now making arrange ments to put up a fine building on the lots acquired for the purpose. The plans are being gone over as to the kind of building it will be and work will be started as soon as possible. HEARING IN McADOO CASE IS POSTPONED. WASHINGTON, April 16.—1The hearing of the injunction proceedings against Secretary of the Treasury Mc Adoo and Comptroller Williams has been postponed until May 12. The injunction is being brought by the Riggs bank which charges that Mc Adoo and Williams are trying to take govemmet funds from it for revenge. NEW REAL ESTATE FIRM. W. P. Henry of Valdez and Y. C. A. Rodgers of Los Angeles, California, have entered the real estate business in Seward under the firm name of Henry and Rodgers. Kenneth Jackson, a former pioneer attorney of Nome, who later made a fortune out of a mine in Nevada, plans on visiting the Broad Pass country this season, within a view to investment. At Nome Jackson was a law partner of U. S. Senator Key Pitman. • ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ❖ LARGE NUMBERS OF ♦ ❖ TOURISTS TO COME. ❖ ❖ - ^ SAN FRANCISCO, April 16.— From the enquiries made at the steam ship offices here the official of those companies declare that the tourist travel to Alaska this year will be un usually large. Because of the Euro pean war most of the people who would have chosen Europe for their tours have decided to take in the fair and the advertising given to Alaska by the government railroad is prob ably the reason why so many tourists are preparing to go north. It is thought possible that a tourist steam boat sendee will be established be tween this city and Alaska for the summer. SCHOONERS ACQUIRED TO DRAG THIS COAST. SEATTLE, April 16.—The schoon ers King and Wing and the Equator have been secured by the government for work in the wire drag survey of the Alaska coast. Yin King and Wing is the schooner which saved the remnants of the StefTanson expedition from Wrangell Island. KUERTA ISSUES HIS STATEMENT ATTACKS SEVERELY THE POLICY OF THE U. S. TO WARDS MEXICO. NEW YORK, April 16.—Victoriano Huerta, the former president of Mex ico, issued a statement today severe ly attacking the policy of the United States towards his native country. He believes that the United States should show the same respect for the National feeling of Mexico as it would be forced to do for a nation which had the power to oppose successfully for eign interference. He also speaks strongly against the idea of invasion of that republic by an American army and he expresses the certain belief that such an invasion could not suc ceed without the loss of sixteen mil lion Mexicans who would never give in while life lasted. He repudiates en tirely the suggestion that he is re sponsible for the murder of Madero but he admits that he knows with whom the responsibility rests al though the time is not ripe, he says, to make his knowledge public. He reiterates the intention of not in any way violating the neutrality of the United States. GERMANS AGAIN RAID ENGLAND ZEPPELINS DROP BOMBS ON SEVERAL TOWNS NEAR COAST. _ LONDON, April 16.—German Zep elins again raided England yesterday and dropped bombs on several towns, making the second raid of this kind on two consecutive days. Many bombs were dropped on the towns of Lowe-' stoft, Malden and Southwold but the damage inflicted is declared to have been small. The swift following of this raid after the other one has created the belief that the Germans are now nearly fully prepared for the general attack by Zeppelins which they have been threatening for so long. It is known that in the interior of Germany Zeppelins are being built as fast as they can possibly be finish ed one after the other. The present raids are supposed to be nothing more than in the nature of trials in prepar ation for the long expected raid on London itself. The great airships evidently shoot across the North Sea at night and are able to throw their bombs and return under the cloak of darkness. Any lot in block 1, 2 and 3, Laub ner’s addition to Seward for $250.— $25 down and $10 per month.—For thirty days only.—Alaska Land & Development Co. RUSSIA SAYS ATTACKS FAIL DECLARE HALT IS CALLED TO ENEMY ON BOTH WINGS. PETROGRAD, April 16.—To divert' some of the Russian forces from the Carpathian front the Austrians have attempted an advance in Bukowina j with Czernowitz as a base but this ef- j fort has failed. In the north the tier-j mans have also attacked near the East Prussian border for a similar purpose, no doubt, but this olfensive; is another failure. No advances in the Carpathians were recorded this morn ing but our armies are still hammer ing away on the road to Hungary proper. The enemy has been forced to bring large reinforcements to that quarter and by so doing have weak- j ened their linos in other parts of the great lines. It is believed here con fidently that the capture of the Beskid summits has given us the key to the road to Buda Pest but there is still a difficult task before us, which, how ever, we will accomplish. The weath er is becoming much better. The snow is disappearing from the mount ains and our advance will in conse quence lose much if its disadvantages. BRITAIN APOLOGIZES TO CHILEAN GOVT. Adimts That Dresden Was Sunk While She Was in Chilean Waters. LONDON, April 16.—‘The British government has apologized to the gov ernment of Chile for the sinking of the German cruiser Dresden in Chil ean waters. It is now admitted that the Dresden was at anchor in a Chil ean bay when the guns of the British ships opened fire on her Many of the best kind of Englishmen have condemned the action of the British captains in this matter. HUNDREDS OF MEN FOR WINTER WORK. Twenty-five or Thirty Miles of Rock Work Between Ship and Kern Creeks. That there are about twenty-five or thirty miles of rock work to be done between Ship creek and Kern creek is the statement of Herbert Tozier. The number of men that could be worked to advantage during the wint er would be hundreds. This fact is mentioned to show' the significance of the statement of Chairman Edes that rock wrork will be carried on all winter. KANSAS CITY MOURNS ITS GREAT EDITOR. Flags at Half Mast and Schools and Business Houses Close In • His Memory. KANSAS CITY, April 16.—Flags are flying at half mast all over this city, the school houses are dosed and many of the business houses have shut their doors as a mark of respect to the memory of Editor Nelson of the Star who has just passed away. The signs of the popular feeling towards Nelson are probably unprecedented with respect to the deaths of private citizens. ALL ON ThTrD AVE. SIGN PETITION. Every property holder on Third Avenue signed the petition carried around by F. W. Small for the im provement of that street by the build ing of sidewalks, etc. The petition will come up for action by the city council next Monday. The Governor’s office is in receipt of the last quarterly report of the Morningside Sanitarium, Portland, in which it is stated that seven insane patients were received from Alaska during the past three months, three of which were discharged and two died. There are now 179 Alaska patients at the sanitarium, 156 being males and 23 females. FOR SALE. Typewriter, practieally new. C* ❖ ❖ <• ❖ TWO ZEPPELINS WERE * ❖ IN THE LATEST RAID. ❖ ❖ - <• LONDON, April 16.—It has been now learned that two Zeppelins took part in the raid on the coast of Eng land last night. Ten towns were visit ed by the raiders and bombs were dropped on or near all of them. The airships could not be sighted owing to the darkness and the only indica tion of their position came when a bomb shot from the upper darkness and exploded with terrific force in the’ stillness. The repeated raids by the Zeppelins have caused uneasiness here as the result from the dropping of bombs on the crowded streets of London might be truly awful. Great- * er precautions are now being taken with lignts. ♦> <• <• %• »j» ♦> •> •> •> <• ❖ Qt lET STILL IN * ❖ THE DARDANELLES. * LONDON, April 16.—No informa tion came from the operations in the Dardanelles, this morning except that matters are comparatively quiet in i that area. The damages to the cruis ers that ran up the channel two days ago are not severe and the ships will j soon be in active service again. The j bombardment of the forts was con- j tinued yesterday and several shells reached their mark but it was impos sible to ascertain the real extent of the injuries inflicted. MINNESOTA IS IN DANGEROUS POSITION. Is Stuck On a Reef Hut There Is a Hope That She Might Be Floated in Fortnight. TOKIO, April 16.—The big liner Minnesota which hit a reef in the Japanese sea some days ago is in a very serious position and may become a total loss. There is a hope, how ever, that by strenuous exertions and a run of good luck she will be floated within a fortnight. All the passengers and crew have reached land safely and no one re ceived even the slightest injury. GREATcIAGO STRIKE STARTS I ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND BUILDERS WALK OUT. CHICAGO, April 16.—One hundred thousand men of the building trades unions walked out today when they learned that the striking carpenters had been refused the increase in wages asked for. The strike promises to put a stop to all building opera tions in this city and the outlook is most serious. The walk out of the builders followed a strike called by the carpenters. Fifteen thousand carpenters struck yesterday when the advance from sixty-five to seventy cents was refused by the contractors. At the time the request for the in crease was made it was known that the other trades connected vith build ing had promised their supi)>’v to the carpenters but the employers remain ed steadfast in their refusal. NEW PROCESS WORKING. The new Elmer oil process for con centrating ores is now working in the Beatson mine at Latouche and is said to be very successful. Oil is used instead of water and causes the sul phides to float while the heavy con centrates go to the bottom. The Sundry civil deficiency appro priation bill that was passed during the closing days of the last Congress carried an appropriation of $25,000 for medical aid and health protection to the Alaska Indians. The Senate passed a bill with this item at $75,000—an amendment offer ed by Senator Wesley L. Jones, of Washington. The House had made no allowance for the purpose at all. In conference $25,000 was permitted to stand. Visiting cards, invitations, anything pretty is done by the Gateway just as well as outside. FRANCE CLAIMS SEVERAL GAINS IN VARIOUS QUARTERS SOLD IERS OF REPUBLIC ADVANCE. PARIS, April H>.—The official com munique this morning declares that the French have gained considerable successes over the Germans in the re gion of the Argonne. Near St. Mihiel and in Alsace large gains havc* al»o been made while nearly a mile of trenches have been captured near Mul hausen. While these successes are re garded as the best kind of news there is full knowledge of the fact that the enemy has at least three lines of de fense works behind his present posi tions and that the invaders can only be driven out at a tremendous cost in lives. The great hope of the allies in the west now seems to rest on the success of the Russians in the east and particularly in the Carpathians where they are believed to be still advancing on Hungary. The completion of the Hungarian invasion would most likely compel Austria to sue for peace and without the aid of Austria, Germany must soon fall. Our troops are now maintaining a determined offensive along the whole western line or most of it and spirited battles are pro ceeding constantly. SUBMARINE MAY BE RAISED TONIGHT. Two Lines Fast to Sunken Vessel and All Is Ready to Start Hoisting. HONOLULU, April 16.—Two lines have been made fast to the sunken submarine F-4 and the work of rais ing her will be started tonight. By splendid work the divers have suc ceeded in getting a firm hold with the cables. There has been a theory ad vanced that an explosion occurred in the vessel after becoming submerged but the truth cannot be known until she i3 brought to the surface. NELSON ALDRIC H PASSES AWAY IN NEW YORK. Famous United States Senator Dies At the Age of Seventy Four. NEW YORK, April 16.—Nelson Aldrich died here today at the age of seventy-four. He was one of the most famous public men of his time in this country. He was senator for Rhode Island in the United States senate from 1881 to 1911. UMBRELLAS NOW THE STYLE ON THE TRAIL. Pioneer Period Passes Peacefully Away and Parasols Re place Packs. The old days are gone forever from Alaska. It has often been prophesied that the people coming on the rail road stampede would be gentlefolks of the sweetest culture, altogether more delicately nurtured that the Swiftwater Bills and Onehorse Ikes of those beastly vulgar pioneer days. Yesterday as A. Ericson, the game warden, came in over the trail he met many “mushers," bless the mark, hit ting out for the wilderness. And do you know what they carried over their heads? Umbrellas! This fact is on a par with the incident in Mark I wain s “Court of King Arthur" when the king was about to be hanged and a lot of knights appeared suddenly rac ing on bycicles to the rescue. But King Arthur must have blessed those bycicles and umbrellas aint so bad after all. SMALL BLAZE OCCURS IN THE OVERLAND. 'The clothes hanging in the drying room in the basement of the Over land hotel took fire from some un known cause this afternoon about three o’clock and quite an excite ment was caused. The fireboys did good work, however, and the blaze was confined to a small space. WANTED. Smart boy at th« Gateway office.