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The Terminus of Alaska’s Thirty-five Million Dollar Government Owned Railroad System
_^—mtmm—^—mmmm————»*-***-»*mmmmmmmmmmmmm——mm —————— I I ..."■ ■!——■———11—"——'——■——— i i . ' -- --1 The Gateway The Gateway to the t° *hc Kenai, Knik, Broad Pass Great Coal Fields of Gold Fields j Matanuska l-—-■* ^--- .v LARGEST ALASKAN CIRCULATION ADVERTISIM.A» BRING RESULTS _,_PUBLISHED DAILY EXthPI SUNDAY_____. Vo| 9 N<) ,M0 SEWARD, THE GATEWAY TO ALASKA, FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1915._____ _T«n Pnt» the Copy GERMANS PREPARE GREAT AIR RAIDS MACKENSEN STILL GOING LONDON, June 18.—Mackensen is still steadily ad vancing on Lemberg and apparently driving the Russians before him with extraordinary success. He has already passed Jaworow which is about half way between Przemy sl and Lemberg and is now pressing forward towards his present destination. It is candidly admitted here that he has captured fifty thousand Russians during the present week as well as their equipment and paraphernalia of var ious kinds. The seriousness of the Russian collapse in that quarter is not being minimized by the British people or government. Some are even inclined to believe that the whole Russian scheme has failed and that they will soon be in occupation of not one foot of Teutonic soil. PREPARE GREAT RAID GENEVA, June 18—It is reported here that the Ger-! mans are now preparing a great air raid on London and Paris in retaliation for the raid of the Allied air fleet on Karlsruhe. The Germans claim that women and children were killed by the raid on Karlsruhe and that the city is unprotected so that the attack upon it removes all grounds for complaint from the allies should London be attacked. ROME, June 18,—Austrian toy balloons are now con stantly sent from the enemy’s lines over our armies con taining offers of bribes to the Italian soldiers to desert and other offensive statements. The trick may be a joke or it may be intended to create feelings of doubt in our soldiers but, of course, it is having no effect. LACK OF NEWS WORRIES LONDON, June 18.—The dearth of real news from the western front and from Turkish territory has created some worry again in the public breast of Britain. The only fact which seems to be certain is that Mackensen is winning victory after victory in Galicia, or, rather, that he is following up his first success tirelessly and success fully and that the Russians are seriously threatened with being driven into their own country entirely. We are told that some indecisive fighting is proceeding in the west and public men are still reminding the people that Ger many cannot maintain the struggle but it is useless to deny that the people expected more positive results. The newspapers this afternoon all declare that Asquith will get two billions and any further sum he might ask for. ROME, June 18.—The Italians are advancing in the Trentino region and the Austrians are still falling back Rome looks for the development of a general battle in that place. It is supposed that the enemy will not continue to fall back until a favorable position has been secured for giving battle. MIDFORD, Eng., June 18.—The steamer Turnwell arrived here today with several holes plugged in her hull. She was torpedoed by a German submarine at the time and in the same neighborhood in which the Germans sank the steamer Trafford. The Turnwell managed to escape narrowlv. % ITALIANS SIGHT TRIESTE UDINE, Italy, June 18.—The outposts of the Italian army have sighted Trieste and are reported to be steadily J advancing. The generals are moving with caution and! maintaining one of the most elaborate scouting systems to, guard against one of those Teutonic surprises that have enabled the Germans to outwit the Russians on several oc casions. LUSITANIA HEARING LONDON, June 17.—During the hearing of the Lusi tania matter today one of the passengers swore that the officers of the liner stopped the lowering of the lifeboats as, they said, there was no danger. The witness declared that such an act had cost most of the loss of life. 1 he captain of the Lusitania was also examined and denied that any such order had been given. _£ COPENHAGEN, June 17.—The conservative party is now assailing the government party for maintaining neu trality while German submarines are sinking Danish ves sels as they please. SPIES IN BRITISH GOV’T. LONDON, June 18.—A member of the house of com mons declared on the floor of the house last night that three members of the present cabinet are served as secre taries by German spies. He did not name the ministers but declared that he can bring proofs of his statement. The Home Secretary in answer stated that any evidence on the matter would be thankfully received. Most people are, however, inclined to think the charge is nothing but an exaggerated example of the peculiar frame of mind in to which some persons have been brought by letting their thoughts dwell too much on the spy subject. ❖ ARCTIC BROTHERHOOD ♦ ❖ DECIDES TO JJUILD. ♦ •> - ♦ The Arctic Brotherhood camp of Seward has finally decided to erect its building and at the meeting last night the matter was left up to the trustees to decide as to the size of the new building, the manner in which it is to be financed and the other de tails. The building will be erected at the northwest corner of Fifth and Washington. EXECUTED MAN IS BELIEVED MURDERED. | One of the Men Done to Death For Rosenthal Murder in New York Relieved Innocent. SING SING, June 17.—Rabbi Goldstein, Hebrew chaplain of this prison, has stated that one of the al leged gunmen who were executed for the murder of Ike Rosenthal died in nocent. It is though that the man meant by the chaplain is Dago Fran*. It is also reported that the prosecutor admitted the innocence of the man after his execution. A deep feeling has been created by the publication of the story and a thorough investigation will be entered into. ROUND TRIP FDR SINGLE FARE ON JULY FOURTH. The two steamship companies have made arrangements whereby all the people of Cordova and V aldez can come to Seward for July bourth by paying only single fare for the round trip. The excursion rate will be avail able for the boats of both companies leaving the two towns named before the national holiday. MARIPOSA DUE IN MORNING. The Mariposa is due to arrive in Seward at 9 o’clock tomorrow morn ing. TAKING CENSUS FOR POLKS. H. P. Sootheran is now here for U. L. Polk & Company compiling the directory of Seward for the All-Al aska Directory, or, to give it the full name, the Alaska-Yukon Gazetteer and Directory. CHAMPS AND SCRUBS WILL MEET TONIGHT. - ■—— Carrington and Burley May Be On the Side of the men Who Will Face the Pick. The All-Seward Nine will* face the Also Rans this evening on the home diamond for the first practise game in the series intended for the training of the local champions. The so-called | scrubs have a hunch they can show ! how little difference there is between the men who came under the eye of the selection committee and the others. Carrington will pitch for the Off-Colors and it is said that Burley will be well enough to give them a hand. The managers still retain sil ence as to the composition of the championship team. In addition to Campbell, the skipper, it is sure to contain Carrington, Grady, Nickerson, Slugger Reed and a few more could be guessed at with a good chance of being right, but all the rest would only be a guess and nothing more. • BAND TO GIVE DANCES. At a meeting of the Seward band la%t evening it was decided to give two dances in aid of the funds. One dance will be given on July 3 and the other on July 5, which will be Saturday and Monday respectively. It is ex pected that a lot of strangers will be in the city at the time. DANCE. At A. B. Hall, Saturday, June 19, from 9 to 12. Music by Miss McLeod. 6-18—2t. BRYAN AGAIN 1 MAKES A TALK SAYS WE SHOULD PREVENT ! BRITAIN OPENING MAIL TO NEUTR A L CO UNTR IES. WASHINGTON, June 18.—William Jennings Bryan issued the third in stalment of his address to the public today. In it he advocates mediation j between the warring powers and speaks in favor of the formation of an investigation commission that might draw up a peace treaty plan that would be acceptable to all the powers engaged in the great conflict. He declares that the United States should insist on preventing the gov ernment of Great Britain from open ing mail sent from the United States to neutral countries and from them to this country. The statement will prob ably be continued into a series that will last for some time. ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ * GONZALES EXPECTS TO * | * TAKE MEXICO CITY. * ♦ - * GALVESTON, June 18.—Gonzales has captured Texcoco city and state!! that he expects soon to enter Mexico City. CHAIRMAN EDES GOES OUT RAILROAD LINE. Will Take Another Trip to Anchorage On the Mariposa Next Time. Chairman William C. Edes, of the Alaska Government railroad, went out the Alaska Northern line today to look over matters. He will take an other business trip to Anchorage on the next Mariposa. POWER COMPANY WORK TO START ON MONDAY. The work of laying the new pipe lines will be commenced by the Se ward Light and Power company next Monday. A tremendous increase of power will be secured by the new lines. many are prospecting along the railroad. Several Veins or Small Ledges Dis covered and Men Are l*ollow ing Them Ip. From Mile 41 to Mile 52 on the Al aska Northern railroad about fifty prospectors are now busy following up several veins and ledges that have recently been discovered. Some of the ledges are said to be very good. One party is prospecting on the north side of the track, and about half a mile from it, near Mile 40. About half a dozen locations have recently been made about one mile southeast of the track about opposite Mile 41 or half a mile beyond. A ledge has also been discovered on the east side of the track at Mile Forty-four and a half. The first discoverey around Mile 40 was made-last summer. Quite a camp of prospectors is located on the flats about Mile 51. These men are pros pecting at the head of Bartlett Glaci er at the foot of which they found rich float. On Placer river, about Mile 56, more prospectors are working. The people out there think they have the continuation of the Port Wells formation. MIDNIGHT SUN CONCERT. The Terminal Band will give a con cert on 4th Avenue, Saturday evening, at 9:30, after the baseball game. MOOSE SOCIAL TONIGHT. A Moose meeting followed by a social for members and their lady friends will be held this evening. t ❖ *♦*♦♦*❖*♦*♦ ❖ TAFT AIDS TO START * ❖ GREAT PEACE LEAGUE * •» - ❖ PHILADELPHIA, June 17.—Wil liam Howard Taft presided today at a meeting called to organize a peace league. It is promised for this league that it will gain the attention of the world and may take a large part in recalling the European powers to their senses. DEAD LINE REVIVED. SEATTLE, June 18.—The prosecut or has started a new tenderloin con sisting of about a dozen hotels below Yesler Way. A MAYOR GOES TO THE PENITENTIARY AT LAST. GILLETTE, Wyo., June 18 —Mayor Montgomery entered the penitentiary yesterday to serve time for a violation of the Mann act. He was convicted in 1913 but managed in one way or an other to keep at liberty until now. REPORT GERMANS AID THE YAQUI INDIANS. WASHINGTON, June 18.—Govern or Mayortena has promised the ad ministration that he will protect for eigners in the state of Sonora from the attacks of the Yaquis. It is stated that Germans have aided and abetted the Indians and this rumor ha.s disturbed the president and his advisors. The German ambassador, however, says the rumor is part of the campaign to create a feeling against Germans in the United States. KILLED IN AEROPLANE BUG, France, June 18.—Henry Beach Needham, an American writer who resided most of the time in Lon don, and L. D. Arneford were killed a few days ago while riding in an aeroplane near this place. NAVAL LIGHT DEAD. LONDON, June 17.—Barnsby, the famous British naval designer, died today at the age of eighty-six. DOCTOR STARTS ANOTHER TUBERCULOSIS SCARE. SEATTLE, June 17.—At the Tuber culosis convention now proceeding here Dean Kober of Georgetown Uni versity Medical college asserts that sixty per cent of American milk is tubercular. McCulloch on july 5. SEATTLE, June 17.—The cutter McCulloch, which will take the float in court west will leave on July 5. _ „ mm THE PRICE OF LUMBER JUMPS HIGHER STILL. SEATTLE, June 17.—A million feet of Washington spruce has been ship ped from this port to Europe to make repairs after the ravages wrought by the war. Other large orders are ex pected constantly and the result has been that the price has advanced from thirty to forty dollars a thousand. VICTORIA FROM NOME. NOME, June 17.—The steamship Victoria sailed today for Seattle on the first south trip of the season. SCORES KILLED BY MANY TORNADOES. KANSAS CITY, June 18.—The re cent tornadoes have killed and injur ed scores of people in this state ac cording to the full reports which are are now ready for issuance. BALLAINE HAS MEN WORKING. A small force of men, under super intendancy of B. Pelcher, is now en gaged mining on Canon creek for Frank L. Ballaine. Sluicmfc was started on June 10. 1 i BRITAIN WILL GIVE TWO BILLIONS MORE ASQUITH TO ASK LOAN LONDON, June 18.—Premier Asquith will ask the house of commons next Monday for a loan of two billion dollars to prosecute the war and he will probably receive it although some objections are expected from the radical members and some of the labor party. The enormous cost of the war is really staggering and it is becoming more evident that the empire has a greater task before it than had been anticipated in the beginning. BERNSTORFF PROTESTS WASHINGTON, June 18.—The German ambassador, Count BernstorlT, has made a formal protest to the presi dent about the alleged misrepresentations of the news papers in relation to the acts of Germans. He declares that an understanding exists between several of the great papers of the country to influence the people of the United States by every means in their power against the German cause and race. The administration has decided to probe the Gerhard case for the purpose of clearing up the state ment of the New York Tribune that the ambassador de ceived the government in securing a passport for him. SWEDES PROTEST WASHINGTON, June 18.—The Swedish minister to Washington has entered a protest against the censorship maintained by the British government on mail between the United States and Scandinavian countries. He charges that letters are opened and tampered with to pre vent a free intercourse betwen this country and Europe in matters relating to the war. WASHINGTON, June 18.—Mrs. Selma Lewis is the name of the person on whose testimony the New York Tribune founded its charges that Ambassador Bernstorft' had secured a passport for Dr. Meyer, chief of the Ger man supply department, fraudulently. The woman has now been warned by the administration to reserve all the information she has for the government, as an investiga tion is about to be started. She claims that she assisted Gerhard to purchase munitions of war for Germany in this country. BOTH FRONTS STRUGGLING BERLIN, June 18.—The Germans are maintaining the offensive in the Baltic and in other parts of the east while the Allies are pushing an offensive in the west. Our campaign in Galicia is proceeding even more satis factorily than we had hoped to expect. Very little in formation is given out about the advance of our forces in that quarter except laconic statements now and then of the capture of thousands of Russian troops and the men tion of the latest towns occupied TEUTONS CROSS DNIESTER PETROGRAD, June 18.—The Teutons have crossed the Dniester river near Stanislaw and are now southeast of Lemberg. The Germans are admittedly advancing to the northwest of that city and the plan is probably to sur round the place and compel our retirement MANY TEUTONS LOST PETROGRAD, June 18.—The Russians have captur ed ten thousand of the ti-oops of the Teutonic allies east of Stryl pass and in one month the combined enemies have lost one hundi-ed and forty thousand troops over a forty mile fi’ont in Galicia. It is stated officially that the com bined annies of the Gel-mans and Austi-ians in the eastern theatre altogether number thi-ee millions of men. The war officials declare that our position even in Galicia is by no means despex-ate despite the temporary advantages gamed by the enemy. ALLIES LOST SEVEN SHIPS ATHENS, June 18.—Since the beginning of the at tack on the Dardanelles the Allies have lost seven war ships. The infoi-mation of the sinking of the Agamemnon is not credited here. AUSTRIANS BOMBARD FANO ROME, June 18.—The Austi-ian fleet bombarded the city of Fano, a seaside resert on the Adriatic, this morn ing and inflicted quite a lot of damage. The place is about eighty miles from the Austrian naval base of Pola so that the ships of the enemy, it must be admitted, stole a march on our navy.