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The Terminus of Alaska’s Thirty-five Million Dollar Government Owned Railroad System
_- - - - — .. - -— - . _. The Gateway The Gateway to the to the Kenai, Knik, Broad Pass Great Coal Fields of Gold Fields Matanuska ' L_——-1 _ - LARGEST ALASKAN CIRCULATION P|tdt tsHED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY . .—.-. \l»YKKThrMKM> BRING RESULTS PUBUSHBU UAIUJ____T"-====== -~ ■ -- "' "" _ ... ..— - Ten Cents the Copy . SEWARD. TIIE GATEWAY TO ALASKA, SATURDAY, Jl NE, E ■»•-_ » ui. _ -1 — - - - ' ■ ------— EORMER STATE SECY. GIVIS HIS VIEWS ON BOTH SIDES OE QUESTION Russia Claims \ ictory On the Dniester River—AustriansLose Fort and Blow It l p—Amer ican Note Sent to the Kaiser at Galicia. BRYAN ADDRESSES GERMANS WASHINGTON, June 12.—The statement of W. J. Bryan to the German-Amerieans has been published and is seen to contain very little of the sensational stuff that had been anticipated. He urges Americans of German blood and birth to exert their influence with the German government to prevent war with the United States- He exhorts them to stay with the administration and he de clares emphatically that President Wilson has been un justly criticized by those who favor the Teutonic side in the great war. He expresses the belief that the killing of women and children is unjustifiable no matter what the excuse might be and he suggests the passing of a law by the United States prohibiting the carrying of both pas sengers and contraband on the same ship, i his last state ment is taken as rather an agreement with the statements made by the Germans that the sinking of the Lusitania was justifiable in the sense that carrying passengers should not be used as a cloak and a defense for the ship ment of war materials. RUSSIA CLAIMS GREAT VICTORIES PETROGRAD. June 12.—Several victories for the Russians are reported from the region around the Dniester river. Many villages have been occupied and forty thousand Austrians were captured. Coming so soon after the reverses to our troops the victory has had a wonderfully encouraging effect. ITALIAN THEATRE MILAN, June 12—The Austrians have evacuated and dynamited the fort of Pozzachio near Roverto. They found the position untenable but succeeded in completely destroying it before letting it fall into our hands. The successes of the Italians still continue in all quarters. No definite news has been received from the Isonzo. CONSTANTINOPLE, June 12.—A Russian destroy er has been sunk in the Black Sea by a Turkish cruiser after a battle which lasted for more than an hour. Re ports from the Dardanelles and Gallipoli peninsula show that no notable change has occurred. The Allies have failed to make advances but the fighting is severe at times. The allied warships shell the forts at intervals but without any serious effect. WASHINGTON, June 12.—The German answer to the last American note is not expected for several days, according to information given out by the state depart ment today. KAISER IN GALICIA BERLIN, June 12.—The American note has been forwarded to the kaiser at the front in Galicia where he has been for several days. Until he reads it and gives his opinion regarding the reply to it the note will not be answered. The emperor is said to have been on the field during the battle at Gorlice when the Russians were so decisively defeated and it is a tact generally commented upon that he has almost always been with the troops when victories were won. MOSCOW RIOTOUS MOSCOW. June 12.—Mobs that numbered thousands of people paraded the streets of this city yesterday and wrecked many German shops and buildings- As they marched they sang the national airs of Russia and for a time the streets became a Bedlam. The police attempted to pacify them or to disperse them but found themselves powerless. An immense amount of damage was inflicted on property before the rioting died away. CALLS WILSON FIRST CITIZEN LONDON. June 12.—Calling President Wilson “the first citizen of the world” the London Daily News came out this morning with a stirring eulogy of the man who now occupies the United States white house. The editor ial declares that he governs “by principles and moral sanc tion.” The eulogy is due to the contents of the note sent by Wilson to Berlin in which he holds humanitarianism above all other considerations. REPORT ANCHORAGE LOTS SOLD ON JULY FIRST. Matters are Being Expedited so That No Delay May Occur in Arrangements. The Gateway has received informa tion from a reliable source that the lots in the new town of Anchorage will be sold on July the first, or, may be, a day or so before or after that date. Matters are now being expedit ed to avoid all unnecessary delays. GREAT GAMES JULY FOURTH - ! COMMITTEE MEETS TO MAKE ALL ARRANGEMENTS I FOR BIG EVENTS. « At the meeting of the Fourth of July Committee held last night it was de cided that Seward goes on the map in the sports line this year in a manner never before attempted on the Kenai Peninsula. Frank Cotter was in structed to wire Dr. Council of Cor dova accepting the proposition of the sporting medico to bring his select aggregation of ball tossers from The C. R. & N. W. Terminal to tangle with the stall fed collection of exponents of the national passtime from the gov ernment terminal. The Cordova con tingent will be accompanied by an ex cursion party, and Seward will have an opportunity to play host to one of the largest crowds in the history of the camp. A complete program of sports is being arranged including some events that have never before been staged in the Northland. the Seward band will entertain at a con tinuous dance during the entire cele bration, which will last for three days and nights. It is planned to have a series of three ball games which will be the first series for the champion ship of the Kenai Peninsula ana Prince William Sound districts and carries with it the possession of the beautiful $150.00 cup, emblematic of the championship. The selection of the players that will represent Seward in the forthcoming tournament is now under way and will be announced soon. From now* until the fourth all ball players will report at the Bay View grounds at 7:30 each evening for practice and the last game be tween the Federals and the Sewards will take place on June 20 th. From that time on the first team will play the scrubs three times per week until the Fourth. The following is the of ficial batting averages of the two teams for the season to date: Federal? Al> H PCT Campbell 42 18 428 Ennis 21 9 428 Burley 33 13 393 Grady 32 12 375 Cox 12 4 333 Carrington 44 13 29b Lucas 32 9 281 Kacerosky 34 9 276 Adams 9 2 222 Kosmos 16 3 193 Howard 6 1 166 Seward: • Manthey 35 12 342 Reed 43 15 348 Poehlman ' 11 3 272 Nickerson 30 3 28<* Taylor 33 10 263 Hickey 44 11 250 Finnegan 46 11 239 | Haasch 43 10 231 I Farmer I3 3 2^ ‘ Daykin 12 2 166 TURNER OF SPOKANE MAY SUCCEED BRYAN Former Democratic United States Senator May Be Elevated to High Post. WASHINGTON, June 12.—1The rumor is now prevalent that Senator George Turner of Spokane, formerly a member of the United States senate, will be selected by President Wilson to till the vacancy in the state depart ment created by the resignation of William Jennings Bryan. The claims of the Spokane democrat are being pressed by many prominent support ers of the administration. General opinion seem to incline towards the selection of Turner. MANTELL FROM ANCHORAGE. J. P. Mantell, the big contractor, has returned from a trip to Anchor age and will leave for that place on a business trip today again. He has nothing to give about the new city ex cept that work is proceeding in the manner published before. He says McGinnis, an oldtimer in the territory, was the first to secure a contract for grading the railroad. His contract calls for two miles. I GUGGS ARE THE MEN WHO SENT DRILL HERE. That the Guggenheims arc the peo ple who have sent the drill to Kenai river to prospect it with a view to placing dredges thereon is the state ment made on the authority of the Daily Times of Seattle. Mr. Edes himself stated this morn ing, when asked about the intention to build houses on the terminal tract, that for the present only three or four little houses will be erected. “Until we see how they look” said the chair man of the commission. The houses are to be built on Fourth avenue. GERMAN SAI WASHINGTON, June several sailors of the Eitel F supposed that after the inti made their escape with the i ing the German navy. Thej was actually interned hut the of war and the department c if they are located. It is assi lay of the captain of the Eiti to give the men a chance to e GERMAN FARMERS HOLD MAD HORSES FOR RANSOM. Refuse to Give Up Escaped Animals to Representatives of Al lied Nations. ALTON, Ills., June 12.—German farmers living in the counties over which the four thousand horses stam peded yesterday are now holding sev eral hundred of the horses for ransom. The animals were captured by tnc farmers in droves at the end of the stampede. They were about to be shipped to the Allies and the ques tion now is whether the foreign repre sentatives of those governments can recover them or not. It is expected that the farmers can force the owners of the animals to engage in lengthy litigation at least. TWO HOLDUPS ROD THE SAN FRANCISCO EXPRESS. I.OS ANGELES, June 12.—Two highwaymen held up the San Fran cisco Express last night and succeed ed in getting away with four hundred dollars. They held guns to the heads of the crew and had no difficulty in accomplishing the work but the booty was probably smaller than they had expected. FRANK’S FINAL FIGHT FOR LIFE HAS BEGUN. ATLANTA, June 12.—'The final fight of Leo Frank for his life began today before the governor who is in vestigating the whole story of the Mary Phagan murder before making up his mind as to whether Frank should be saved from the gallows or not. Seldom in criminal chronicles has so much interest been manifested. MINE GIVES HALF A MILLION BONUS TO MEN. CALUMET, Mich., June 12.—The Calumct-Hecla mine has distributed a half a million dollars as a bonus to its employes. The number of men who will reap the advantage is ten thou sand, which of course, means that each man will receive on an average fifty dollars. G. B. Poindexter today received some exceptionally good specimens of ore from his quartz property at Mile 40. LORS ESCAPE „ 12.—Lieutenant Brauer and redrich are missing and it is irnment of the vessel they irobable intention of re-join ■ had left the ship before it y were regarded as prisoners f justice will prosecute them med that the cause of the de >1 might have been the desire scape to re-enter the service. ITALIANS OCCUPY GRADISCA ROME, June 12.—The Italian army occupied Gradi sca and accomplished the first really important success of a material kind since the beginning of the war. The rumor that the Austrians are winning the battle on the Isonzo river is denied here. Gradisca is an important town in the province of Trieste about fifteen miles from the Italian border. Just south is the city of Trieste, the capital of the province of the same name- To capture Trieste is the chief aim of the Italians at present as its possession would give us command of the gulf of Trieste. SAME OLD THING IN WEST PARIS, June 12—Several minor German attacks have been made along the western front but have been re pulsed. On the other hand we have made gains near Arras and have taken some trenches further to the east ward. Neither side has, however, made any general ef fort for some days and conditions as a whole remain about the same. GERMAN ANSWER CONCLUSIVE BERLIN, June 12.—Unofficial but influential people in this city state that the American note will be answer ed conclusively this time but that^he arrival of the mes senger from Ambassador Bemstorff will be awaited be fore this answer is sent to the American government. The Russians have been driven back by the Austrians fi om their positions near the Bukowina border towards i Kolomea. PREPARING TO BUILD HOUSES CLEARING LOTS ON RAILROAD PROPERTY IN CITY FOR CONSTRUCTION PURPOSES. A crew of men is now at work on what is known as the terminal tract of the Alaska Northern railroad clear ing ofr lots for the erection of several buildings which are to be erected by the Alaska Engineering commission. The lots have been surveyed and the clearing is now under way. The near est approach to any detailed informa tion as to the number of houses to be built is that they will be “several.'1 It is also stated that they will be live room houses and are probably intend ed for the empolyes as Mr. Edes stat ed some time ago that such buildings for such purposes would probably be needed. While speaking on this sub ject it may be advisable to state that the Seattle Times recently said all people connected with the engineer ing commission were instructed to let all information come direct from the department of the interior itself and if this statement of the Times is cor rect it accounts for the silence sc closely maintained by the officials here. THOUGHT ALASKA CITIZEN PAPERS WERE NECESSARY, To be born, bred and raised in the United States of America and yet to believe that naturalization papers were necessary to become a citizen oi Alaska is the record of a man who ap plied here in Seward the other day for his papers. He went into Clerk Lang’s office and asked for the appli cation form. After having filled up most of it he came to the place where he was asked to state where he was born. He wrote “Burlington, Iowa.’ Mr. Lang thought he might have made some mistake but after some questions he found that he had not. Guy Brubaker, formerly assistant district attorney in this division, has suffered from a nervous breakdown and went outside on the last trip oi the Evans. ISAY U. S. GUNS NOW IN MEXICO ■ .. ! REPORTED THAT AMERICAN WARSHIP HAS LANDED MEN TO AID COLONISTS. DOUGLAS, Arizona, June 12.—It is reported from Nogales that the Amer ican cruisers have landed machine guns and a force of men at Esperunzu to aid the American colonists who are besieged by Yaqui Indians. The cruisers have been there for some time and have found that the Ameri cans were really in danger. It is sup posed that the Mexicans will protest against the landing of the men and that it may precipitate the breaking of relations between the two countries. WASHINGTON, June 12.—In a note to Presdent Wilson General Villa proposes that the Mexican leadens of all parties form a new union to insure the triumph of republican principles and especially to solve the agrarian problems and to extend education. ! The note is being most favorably com mented upon and will receive serious attention from the administration. A ROCKEFELLER BORN. TARRYTOWN, June 12.—A son has been born to John I). Rockefeller, jr. The child will not be given the same name as the father and grand father, it is believed. SKEEN-LECHNER CASES ARE CONSOLIDATED. All the three cases in which the Skeen-Eochner mine is involved have been consolidated. WATSON 9 P. M. The Watson is due hero at 9 o'clock tonight and will go to Iliamna. •> ♦> <• •> <• «> v •> v ❖ <• ♦ ❖ HANSEN SELLS 01 T * | •> TO HARRY HOBEN. * i * - •> Harry Hoben has acuquired the in terests of Mae C. Hansen and Otto R. 1 Hansen in the Skeen-Lechner mine. The mine is now in litigation. The deal was concluded today. ROOSEVELT BACKS WILSON NEW YORK, June 12.—Theodore Roosevelt, who is touring this state at present, has given out a statement that he endorses the policy of President Wilson with re spect to the note to Germany. He also pledges the presi dent his support in the matter. He said nothing unfriend ly to Bryan except by suggestion. EXPECT RUSSIANS TO WIN LONDON, June 12—The Russian successes reported yesterday are believed to be the beginning of a general movement which will result in general German reverses. Immense reinforcements have been sent to the Russian armies in Galicia and a forward step on a gigantic plan is about to be taken. Berlin dispatches say the opinion of Germans, official and unofficial, is emphatically against granting the demands of President Wilson. NORWAY LOST 24 SHIPS CHRISTIANIA, Norway, June 12.—Twenty-four Norwegian vessels have been sunk since the beginning of the great war. The total value of those destroyed ves sels was seven and a half millions, including their cargoes, making an average loss of three hundred thousand for each ship and cargo. TWO MORE SHIPS SUNK LONDON, June 12.—The sinking of another British steamer and a British trawler was officially reported this afternoon. Owing to the fact that such occurrences are now reported daily they create very little interest and of ten are received with facetious remarks. ' U. S. AFTER ALLIES NOW WASHINGTON, June 12.—It is officially stated that a note will soon be sent by the United States government to the governments of the Allied nations demanding a change of methods in their dealings \vith neutral shipping. If these demands are complied with it will prevent inter ference with non-contraband cargoes to and from belu , gerent countries and neutral countries both.