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Published Daily Except Sunday by The Seward Gateway Publishing Go.
BERNARD M. STONE, President. _j
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Advertising Kates;
TRANSIENT DISPLAY ADVERTISING—50 cents per inch. Contract rates
on application.
Readers, 10c per line first insertion, 5c per line each additional insertion.
Legal notices, 50c per line.
The threat of King George to abdicate if the war does not end with
glory to the British, arms and the words attributed to Prime Minister Asquith
remind one of the story about Queen Victoria and William Ewart Gladstone. >
This story is that the queen refused to sign some bill and Gladstone told her
she had to si,i t it. “I>o you know . sir. that you are speaking to the Queen
of England?” asked her majesty. “\»'S, Madame,” answered the great1
prime minister. “But 1 represent the People of England.”
In the present case it is quite possible that King George is angered
chiefly for personal reasons. No doubt his beloved relative, Kaiser Wilhelm,
rubs in every success against the Russians, etc., and if there is anything that
can get a man mad it is to have some relative you hate like poison crow over
you. “Heaven hath no rage like love to hatred to turned.” The personal
enmity of king.-* has only too often caused wars and sacrificed thousands upon
thousands of the valuable lives of men who thought they were fighting for
faith or fatherland. And the kings and rulers are the first to say that such
strifes are wars of patriotism that they might hide the personal source of it
all. In this respect Caesar, Alexander. Napoleon ami a few members of the
Ruling Body of this municipality prove their kinship.
In u few weeks Wil iam C. Edes, chairman of the government engineer
ing commission, will be on the way to Washington after finishing his first
season's work of actual construction. The delay in the arrangements for
taking over the Alaska Northern has hampered that work near Seward con
siderably and ,10 one apparently has regretted this more than the eomission
er’s able head himself. He is now going on a mission that is of the utmost
importance to this locality, and Reward wishes him Godspeed. There have
been times when we thought he could tell ir$ just a little more than he did,
but clearly now he ha> told ail that was advisable to be told and all that it
would do us a ;> good to know. The people welcomed his coming last sum
mer but they v ii welcome him more cordially still on his return. He is the
right man in the right place, and this cannot always be said, by any means,
of the leaders of government activities.
Good Old Time Eating
Good Old Time Boarding, per day.... $1.00
Separate Meals . .35 to .75
Special Sunday Dinner.75
MRS. TRODAY The Old lime favorite CATfRfR
The good old steamer Dora, Captain
Westland, of the Alaska Steamship
Company, arrived this morning at 9
o’clock with a very valuable cargo.
The cargo, valued at many thousands
of dollars, is probably the most valu
able ever taken from the west by the
Dora and consists in the main of furs,
whale bone, ivory and salt salmon.
Some of the rich cargo came all the
way from Kotzebue Sound and St. i
Lawrence Island, and is destined for
the markets of Seattle and San 1* ran
The trip was for the most part
very pleasant, no bad weather having
been experienced till on the return
trip when a storm encountered oil
Kodiak Island held them up a day in
that vicinity. Again they were fore- j<
ed to anchor in Port Chatham last j:
1 Saturday all day and for most of the
night on account of bad winds. But
for the storms the Dora would have
arrived here last Friday' or Saturday. j
The steamship Pueblo of the Pacific
Coast Steamship Company has been
secured by the Alaska Steamship
Company and will be placed on this
run in the place of the Mariposa. 1 he ;
Pueblo wil leave Seattle tomorrow, j
the 12th., according to Alex Mc
Donald, the agent.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 9.—The Union |
Trust Company of New York has tiled r
suit for foreclosure of a tilth of a z:
billion on the “Southern Railroads.” =
Aron Erickson came in Saturday
afternoon from Kenai Lake on a short -
visit to the city, leaving again for E
Roosevelt on the car this morning. E
Anton Eide. Supt. of the Road Com- H
mission, made a trip out to Mile l hree
on the car this morning to inspect the
work, which is being done by Con
tractor Quinlivan.
Mrs. C. E. Pierce went out to the
Johnston road house on the car this
nmrning, to spend a few days in at
tendance on Mrs. Johnston, who has
been ill for the past few days.
p. C. Spencer and Mrs. Spencer
went out to spend a few days with Ole
Martin, at his ranch*near Mile Three
and a half.
Claude Mathison, proprietor of
"The Key" says that the prize con
test recently inaugurated by him is
attracting wide attention and
promises a most interesting finish.
The contest is open to everyone.
The Key offers a premium. See ad.
Men to inspect our line of furnishings. Everything
for the man in or out of doors.
A suit? Come in and have a look at the finest line
of Fall samples exhibited in Seward. Let us take
your measure for that suit NOW.
Schoenbrun and Company stands for satisfaction.
Dress and work shoes.
Shoe packs and rubber boots.
Kenyon rain coats and mackinaws.
Famous Filson Stag Shirts.
Dress shirts and popular neckwear.
Wool shirts and sox.
Suit cases, grips and travelling bags.
Wool blankets and quilts.
Everything for men.
Whether you stay in town or go to the hills, you
need clothes, and of course you want good clothes.
We've got ’em. That’s why we want you to inspect
our line.
Phone Adams 131 “Don’t Forget the Parcel Post” Seward, Alaska
The All-Alaska Review
Coming Features in October Number:
Richard son- W ickersham C< >n t ro versy
Stories of Discoveries
The Discovery of Chisana
The Discovery of Nelchina
The Discovery of Nome;
Alaska Gold Mines
By Eminent Engineers
Rise and Fall of Alaska’s Home Railroad
Alaska at the Panama Exposition
Personal News from Every District
The All-Alaska Review
Seward, Alaska
The Seward Light and Power Co.
Dynamo Room Showing 230 K. W. Alternator
Another View of Interior Showing Pelton Water Wheel, Exciter and Auxiliary Generator
(From The All-Alaska Review.)
The thousands of Alaskans who
have attended the Panama Pacific In
ternational Exposition have returned
home delighted with wl at they have
seen of other countries but enthusi
astic about the part Alaska has taken
in. sending its quota of ed iation o
this great world university.
At the beginning of the K.cpositi >n
period it had been planned to have
an Alaskan Pudding but a.; tin.- was
not feasible, it was aban lored. Hov
ever, the United States Government
and the Pacific Coast Steamship Com
pany both decided that Alaska played
too important a part in the eornmerc
ial and financial world, on account of
its infinite resources to be left un
sung and so there are two -plendid
and exhaustive exhibits at the Expos
ition, pertaining to this vital’y im
portant region. One, the govern
ment’s display, is in the United States
Department of Interior’s section fn
the Palace of Mines; the other, the
sociological display of ti e Pacific
Coast Steamship Company, occupies
a booth at the entrance to tin* Palace
of Transportation.
The former exhibit does not coni'no
itself entirely to the mining industry,
it also takes up the subject of ex
perimental argiculture, and the timb
er industry. Also, the natural lieu *
ies of this great and wonderful North
west are not forgotten. Xutura'iy,
however, the most important topic
for consideration is mining, for it is
the underground of Alaska that caus
ed her to become something of a
world-power and one of Uncle Sam’s
most prized treasure boxes. The most
striking exhibit and one which car
ries more weight with it than other
in the section, stands in one corner.
It is an enormous gilded cube bear
ing the legend that $244,000,000 wa
Alaska’s gold production between t’ *
years of 1880 and 1014.
In glass cases, prepared undoi H e
direction and with the co-operation of
the Chambers of Commence of tl •
different important towns of Alaska,
are specimen ores and nuggets un
the mining districts. There are Kip
per ore.- from Kaasan, Ketchikan,
Prince of Wales, Island, Woowodsky
Island, Cordova, Copper River Valley,
Sitka, Fairbanks and None regions.
There are gold nuggets and gold bear
ing ores from all of the regions tha:
have played such an important p o t
in mining circles in last twenty-five
years. There are specimens of
bituminous coal from the Matanuska
fields, of semi-anthraotio from the
Rering River fields and lignite from
the Cooks Inlet fields. Marble from
Orr's Island, oil from Katalla and
antimony, gypsum and graphite from
other sections, all contribute towards
a tale of almost unbelieveable wealth
hidden away under the far-away
peaks and ridges. These resources
also unfold a tale of a potent future,
for the world’s need cannot fail to
dev-dope all of this vast region of un
| told wealth.
A most interesting lot of informa
tion is contained in three cases of
argicultural products which have been
proven capable of splendid growth in
Alaskan soil. Uncle Sam has estab
lished three agricultural experiment
stations in Alaska, one at Fairbanks,
one at Kodiak and a third at Ram
part. From these three stations have
come specimens of red clover,
rhubarb, rye, oats, wheat, barley,
bluetop, redtop, potatoes, cabbage,
beans, peas, tomatoes, bush berries
red currants, raspberries, blue bor
rie;, cranberries, strawberries, cher
ies, apples, gooseberries and salmon
berries which show without question
that the plains ar.d mountain
meadows of Alaska are rich with a
future for the pioneer farmer looking
i for new soil to conquer.
The forests of Alaska, at present
in the Forest Reserve, also promise
to divulge an enormous amount of
wealth when they are turned °Pon
for consumption. One specimen of
Sitka spi-uce, Picea Sitkensis, brought
from the Tongass National Forest in
Ketchikan, measures seven feet in
diameter. A notice tacked to the
trunk says that the tree was 180 feet
high and is just a conservative ex
am ole of what the other trees in this
region are.
(T<* he foollmivd)
Dry goods at Butts.
Sunday: Masses at 8:30 and 10:80
a. m. Sunday school after Mass.
Rotary, Instruction and Benediction,
7:30 p. m. Weekdays: Mass at 8
a. m. .1 „ y '

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