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GERMANS AFTER U. S. CONSUL
BERLIN, Jan. 12.—The German government is now investigating charges against Higgins, the United States consul at Stuttgart, that he made statements showing hostility to Germany and her allies in the war. It is pos sible that the American government will be asked to re call him should the charges be upheld. The papers of this city use the occasion to recall the fact that Washington recalled Consul General Gaffney for actions supposed to be too frinedly to the Teutonic powers. FOSS ROASTS THE BRITISH WASHINGTON, Jan. 12.—In the house this after noon Representative Foss of Ohio declared that violation of America's neutrality rights are greater on the part of Great Britain than on the part of Germany. He denounc ed particularly what he called the high-handed methods of the British in interfering with American ships and. mails. RUSSIANS COME FOR LOAN ! NEW YORK, Jan. 12.—Two representatives of the Russian government are now on the way to the United States for the purpose of trying to float a loan of a hun dred million dollars for their country here. The former allied loan bonds have fallen three points since their issuance. FORTIFY IN MACEDONIA ATHENS, Jan. 11—The forces of the Central allies are reported to be establishing strongly fortified positions north of the Greek frontier to be prepared to meet any forward movement of the Entente allies from Salonika SALONIKI IS THE C ENTER OF ATTR ACTION Saloniki, which is expected soon to be the scene of a big battle between the French and British and the Ger-1 mans, Turks and Bulgarians 'ft the ancient Thessalonica, to whose Christ ian community St. Paul addressed the two Epistles to the Thessalonians. It is connected by rail with Bel grade, the capital of Serbia, and has direct rail communication with Vien na, which is S20 miles distant. Saloniki has a population of a mil lion and a half and is a busy com mercial city, its total maritime trade being in the hands of Britain. Direct British trade with Salormci began after the Greek war of independence. ‘-Ex. f Noodle Cafe. Phone Main 111. Tray service receives prompt at* tention. 10-5—tf. Percolators, Electric and Common, Casseroles, El Grillo-Toasters. Make sensible presents. Buy of SEWARD ‘COMMERCIAL CO. —_— EMPRESSTHEATRE Thurs., Jan. 13th, 8:15 p. m. Daniel Frohman Presents the Famous American Actor WILLIAM FARNUM In the Famous Tale of a Derelicts Regeneration “The Redemption of David Corson” Admission 25 cents Children 10 cents Territorial and City Depository BANKING HOURS: 10 a. m. to 3 p. m. Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent BANK OF SEWARD Established 1905 NEWS NOTES Charles Hendricks came in yester day from Mile 12 to spend a few days in town. H. H. Hildreth took a run out to the Bungalow and back today. . John Nash, the local rancher, came over from the head of the bay yester day on business in regard to his homestead. Charles Dean reports that in the Moose Pass every one has suffered with the grippe in the last couple of weeks. Mrs. F. W. Tamblyn was elected in to the ladies bridge whist club at a meeting of the members last Monday afternoon. Brice Howard, of the Miner’s store, received a message this morning from Charles Black, at Anchorage, that he and George Cotter would leave that city tomorrow morning for Seward. Mr. Black, who is the agent for the Pacific Alaska Navigation Company at Anchorage, comes over to meet B. F. Watson, the general agent, who % will arrive on the Admiral Evans. Mr. Cotter is coming over just for the trip. I). R. McDonald is the passenger on the Evans, not Alex McDonald as was stated owing to calling the wrong telephone number. Brown & Hawkins started taking the annual inventory today. The fire hydrant at the corner of fourth and Washington has been re paired. The freezing up was due to the fact that the water had not been drained from the pipe. There is an opinion in some quart ers that the government will sell the lots on the Terminal tract soon after the beginning of real work on the Alaska Northern. Jack F. Rowell, the Kenai lake j trapper, has brought a fine moose head for the Pioneer Lodge and left it at Roosvelt. A1 Chamberlain has volunteered to bring the head in the next time he comes along that way w'ith his dog team. DAWSON CHILI) IS SUFFOCATED DAWSON, Dec. 22.—Gladys Mari on, the five-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Marshal, was suffocated in tied today when a fire broke out in their cottage home on Third evenue. The mother had gone across the street for a few minutes’ visit with a neigh bor, and when the fire was discovered i the flames filled the room in which i • the child was, the burning paper from i the celing making an inferno from floor to ceiling. Civilians and fire men made desperate efforts in vain to reach the child. It is believed the fire was occasioned by the explosion of the heating stove. The Seattle Times says that the Alaska Republican convention for next year will be held at Seward, ami says that this will be the first Re publican convention ever to be held in Alaska, out of Juneau. It mistakes. The Republican convention of 1908, which nominated John W. Corson for Delegate to Congress, was held at Ketchikan.—Juneau Empire. Waterfill & Frazier whwkey at “The Branch.” No advertiser can afford to omit the Seward Gateway. Howard and Hamilton WatcKes I George the Jeweler WILL START STEAM LAUNDRY IN SEWARD Harry Kawabe Buy* Lot on Fifth Avenue For Three Thou sand Dollars. Harry Kawabe purchased lot 36 in block eight from T. W. Hawkins to day for three thousand dollars and will start a first class steam laundry plant there. The old Alaska Central building which is on a lot owned by the Seward Commercial Club on Sixth street will be moved on the lot pur chased by Mr. Kawabe. The lot is situated between the Patten and Mc Kinley houses on Fifth avenue. SPECIAL FEATURES TOMORROW NIGHT The Empress Theatre will show a special feature tomorrow night in “The Redemption of David Corson,” presented by Daniel Frohman of the Famous Players Company, featuring William Farnum in the famous tale of a Quaker Derelict’s Regeneration. The feature is of four reels. Resides the special feature a speci al educational reel will be shown giving the methods of making micro scopes, porcelain and terra cotta. — GOOD ALASKA PICTURES TO BE SHOWN HERE SOON Special motion pictures of four reels taken by William Hesse, the well known Seward motion picture man, will be shown at the Empress Theatre next week, probably Thursday night. The reels show the beautiful scenery along the Alaska Northern railroad and the Copper River & Northwestern railway together with scenes of the important Alaska towns along the coast, with Seward well represented. Those who have seen the reels in Seattle pronounce the scenes of the Miles and Childs glaciers the mosi wounderful ever put on the screen, especially those showing immense blocks of ice crashing into the river from the face of the glacier. CAPITOL CAFE RE-OPENEI) The well known Capitol Cafe, Mrs. Ayres, proprietor, is open again for business. Beat of cooking and ser vice, and a big bill of fare to choose from. tf THE KEY Seward-made candies. Johnston Chocolates fresh from the factory. * 1 Also fruits. 12-16—tf — FOR SALE 10 work dogs. 10 sets harness. 1 sled. All in prime condition. F. 0. B. Cordova. Jos. Emperly, Cordova, Alaska. 12-15—tf. _ CATHOLIC CHURCH. Sunday: Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 ! a. m. Sunday school after Mass. Rotary, Instruction and Benediction, 7:30 p. m. Weekdays: Mass at 8 a. m. i All mushers are invited to meet at the Commerce Cafe. Open night and day. # Mens and boys Jersey sweaters in plain and athletic stripes. Just the thing for winter wear. Brown & Hawkins. “Quality First.” ,___ Fox’s Oyster Cocktails at the Branch. Swellest assortment Holiday gcods in Seward. Seward Commercial Co. Dry goods at Butts. v. _____. SEALED PROPOSALS will be opened by the Lighthouse Inspector, Ketchikan, Alaska, at 2 o’clock p. m., January 31, 1916, for lightering about 400 tons of miscellaneous freight from Katalla anchorage to Cape St. j Elias Light Station, Alaska. Specifi cations and forms for proposal may; be secured by applying to above offices or to the Postmasters at Katalla, Seward, or Cordova, Alaska. PROTECT YOUR PLACE WITH # * Pyrene M. A. HORNER Agent j ADMIRAL LINE GETS SEATTLE’S BEST WHARF The Pacific Alaska Navigation com pany, operating the Admiral Line, this morning leased the Grand Trunk dock from the Grand Trunk Pacific system for a long period of years. News of the signing of the lease was obtained from Richard J. Ringwood, manager of the steamship company. The pier will become the Admiral j Line’s terminal. The entire structure will be taken over and operated by the steamship company. The com pany’s general offices will be quarter ed on the second floor of the building, while the agent, R. W. Gillman, will bo located with his department in of | fices on the ground floor.—Ex. COL. PERKINS INTENDS TO DEVELOPE PROPERTY The Ketchikan Progressive says: Col. Wm. T. Perkins who was re cently the guest of Manager Scott, of the Ward's Cove by-products plant, * in which the Colonel is a stockholder, made the Progressive-Miner a little visit while waiting for his steamer. Colonel Perkins will be remembered by every old timer as the manager j of the Northwestern Commercial Co., I at Nome and an all around hustler who has been identified with several successful Alaskan enterprises since those days. Hf has looked over the Ketchikan district and has decided to become actively interested in its 1 development in both industrial and mining lines. See the reaoy made skirts and waists at Butt’s. New stock of Eveready flash lights and Batteries. Brown & Hawkins, “Quality First.” Smoke the Key special. Always good. Sold only at the Key. PURCHASE OF DUTCH HARBOR | RECOMMENDED BY OFFICER; In the annual report of the Coast •and Geodetic Survey is found the j following: The purchase of Dutch Harbor, Al aska, as a government supply base in Western Alaska is advocated. This would greatly benefit the Coast and Geodetic Survey, the Bureau of Light houses and the Coast Guard. Hart, SchafTncr & Marx suits and j overcoats. A good assortment of up to-date styles and patterns to choose | from. Brown & Hawkins, “Quality First.” Meet me at The TtrancTv R. R. RATES INCREASE JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., Jan. 1. Increased transportation rates became effective in Missouri today. Passen ger rates were increased from two to two and one half cents a mile. Freight rates were increased approxi mately 5 per cent. The increases were allowed by the Missouri Public Service commission after nearly a year's consideration of the applica tion. FOR SALE: English Setter bird dog pup at $25 each. The best of I breeding. Eligible for registration. i Write M. I). Snodgrass, Kodiak. > There's one rubber boot that has “made good" in Alaska, and that's the Goodrich HIPRESS White Boot “With the Red-Line ’round the Top” You know that when a boot comes in and simply sweeps the whole country like “IMPRESS” has done, it’s GOT to be SOMETHING UNUSUAL. White Go<xlrich “HIPRESS” Boots actually wear longer than iron or steel! You don't have to halt •- sole them with leather—they far outwear hob nailed leather. soles. The reason lor this unusual service is that 4 4 HI PRESS” are constructed, by an entirely new process—fifty years ahead of the old. Made of the same tough rubber that goes into Goodrich Auto I ires—welded together under enormous pressure INTO ONE SOLID PIECE! Nothing to conic apart —they can't leak, peel, crack or split! They’re comfort able, too—shaped to the foot while it’s working. We promise that once you start wearing White "HI PR ESS” you'll never be satisfied with anything else. And remember—it has a Red-Line ’round the Top. DEALERS—Write at once for uninple* and prices. I The B. F. Goodrich Company - . . A. n. . SEATTLE BRANCH: Factories: Akron. Ohio Tfe. g F. Goodrich Rubber Company Branches and Dealers Everywhere 113-15 King Street Groceries Hardware Clothing Furniture The Praise of ■ ThmandsofHousewm \ Three expert meals daily- deliciously cooked ^ -with ihe delicate juices and flavors re tained—is your reward when you use the ‘ Wonder Banquet Stove -scientifically constructed,perfect con- x trol and distribution of heat Steel plate oven bakes quickly and evenly with mod- , ' erate fire Oven Thermometer tells you when heat in oven is just ri^ht to bake bread or roast meat. Spring balanced oven door when opened forms convenient | shelf—for holding pan while basting meats, etc Indestructible Fire BacK used since 1885 — has stood the test of time. Devolving Duplex Grate—for , coal or wood. 1 Sold By | 1 BROWN & ' HAWKINS t Anchorage SEWARD S "Quality First" Knik “ PALACE JINGLES ” The summer's slipping away again, And winter’s almost here; The boys are coming from the hills In search of warmth and cheer. Come; all you lads from Anchorage When you crave a glass of beer. You’re welcome as the flowers In May, And no one is siwashed here. THE PALACE BAR Furnished Rooms for Men JOE MORRIS Cafe and Lunch Counter in Connection] BILL DEVINE “ PALACE JINGLES " They meet down at the Palace For a glass of Sherwood Rye, And to tell about the find* they’ve made, As the winter passes by. Bring on that fast Interior bunch, And from every camp afar, For we join you in goodfellowahip At'the famous Palace Bar.