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Published Daily Except Sunday by The Seward Gatoway Publishing Co. BERNARD M. STONE. President. Subscription Kates: Dally—One dollar per month Ten cents the copy. By mail, *10 per year. Weekly—Three dollars per year. (Payable strictly in advance). Advertising Kates: TRANSIENT DISPLAY ADVERTISING—50 cents per inch. Contract rates on application. Readers. 10c per line tirst insertion, 5c per line each additional insertion. Legal notices, 50c per line. SEWARD. ALASKA. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 11. 1916. _ Alaska has always found exceeding difficulty in getting in on tho pork barrel and will probably continue to have the same experience for a long time. We have nothing to offer members of congress in the shape of a quid pro quo for their support for any Alaska measure. We have tusked for the insane hospital recently but we have just learned that we cannot secure it. We may ask for many other things but it is sate to bet that we shall not get them until the government itself finds the granting of them a necessity., There may be exceptions found in some small local urgent steps such as the work to have the assistant district attorney’s office revived here but in the greater requirements we are probably doomed to wait until Washington is ready. In the meantime it might be advisable to keep pressing for some one concession that would be ot real advantage. By asking for evetything under the sun at once we present a picture which has a too sinster similarity to tho monkey* that tried to hog all the nuts and lost them. That Lewis river strike seems to bear out the old belief that Alaska needs population far more than resources. It has the resources hut it has never had the men to ti d them and develop** them. The crowd following the railroad excitement is already beginning to prove this. Some brands of newspapers sometimes mnk* apparently veiled allusions which lead the public to believe that another paper or person has done some-1 thing mean. That i- the method pursued by cowards to tell lies—the same. method pursued by cringing assassins ot the physical being. It is too bad that Seward, a city which is known nationally, should be placed in the same position as some village in Persia or .Afghanistan so far as quick communication with the outside work! is concerned. Of course this cannot last. The government must see to it that the terminal of the great railroad is not isolated in future. A wireless plant was established once in Seward but, it is understood, it was not successful. It is said that its failure was due to the high en-j circling hills and it i> generally believed that when hills are too close to a station tho sound waves run into them and are absorbed as the earth will take the curreu. from wires. But to surmount this does not seem so difficult. But, really', this is one case in which the government will have to take action pretty soon, even without agitating the matter. ■ ■■■■■■■ ■ ■ ■■■■■■ If Washington ever decides to install a wireless or some other means of communicating with the outside, and if the installation is done under the' auspices of the Railroad Commission, let us hope that Seward will for once be considered first. It might he that wireless communication with Anchorage' could be established without placing the plant on top of a hill and that wet could have everything forwarded from that town, but Seward should surely object to such an arrangement. Talking on this matter brings to mind the fact that because the Commission knows not whether the emergency money is ready the work cannot be proceeded with. • GREAT STRIKE WASJFEARED MINERS MEET OPERATORS TO MAKE NEW WAGE SCALE Special to Gateway by United Press. MOBILE, Feb. 2.—Should the coal miners and operators of the entire United States fail to agree on new wage scales at their conference scheduled to begin hero today, it is not impossible that a general strike may indefinitely tie up all the mines, paralyze American industries and work a hardship on the family man who buys by the ton for the home furnace. A general strike, however, is considered a remote possibility for 0 two reasons: First, men who claim to be in a position to know say the operators are enjoying so much pros perity as the result of the war-busi ness boom in the United States that they will avoid a coal miners’ strike I above all things: Second, that the miners are not in I the best financial shape to carry on a long strike. The Colorado mines* j situation had been a financial drain on the miners and besides, the soft coal miners received substantial con cessions from the operators not so very long ago. In short, it is believed there is no disposition on the part of either the miners or the operators to precipitate a general strike. It is believed that this is the first time since the miners have been organized that all the wage scale agreements of all the 300,000—odd miners have ex pired simultaneously. The anthracite miners have not had a raise since the Roosevelt award and their demands doubtless will be more insistently made that those of the soft coal men. TOZIER IS AT HEAD OF CLUB FAIRBANKS.—At an enthusiastic meething held Saturday night Leroy Tozier was elected president of the Tanana club. In making the nomina tion, John A. Clark spoke of the good work done by Mr. Tozier, in reviving interest in the club, and in getting members, and of his labors in beauti fying the rooms. His election was al most unanimous. R. T. Kubon, wha ; has been an enthusiastic worker also, was elected vice-president. E. H. Boyer, the secretary and J. G. Mor row, the treasurer, were re-elected.— News-Miner. Note: Tozier was in Seward year before last and is well known here. Our three for $1.00 “Bargain Sox” are the best in town for the money. White and gray. Brown & Hawkins, ! “Quality First.” A NEW DISCOVERY iiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimmiiMiiiiiimmiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiii Stampede to the Miner’s Store and stake a claim while you have a chance to get in on the pay streak. We just opened a new one when we unpacked our new tine of Schoenbrun samples for Spring and Summer 1916. There has never been a better line of samples exhibited in Sew ard. The styles and fabrics are strictly up-to-date and the prices are within every man’s reach. Come in and prospect the line N 0 W and we can take your measure anytime. While you are getting to bedrock on the suit proposition, better have your partner do a little prospecting on the benches. He’ll make some discoveries there in A L L KINDS OF MEN’S FURNISHINGS that will not only be interesting, but will mean a grub stake saved for both of you when you get ready to outfit We handle a complete line of furnishings for every man, no matter what his profession may be. Don’t stake any claim in the clothing line until you have prospeetd our stores. The quality of our goods will speak for themselves and the prices are RIG H T. THE MINER’S STORE FRANK J. COTTER, Manager ft Phone Adams 131 “Don’t forget the Parcel Po*tM Seward, Alaska SUTHERLAND IS STILL IN PARIS Former Fairbanks Physician Engag ed in Hospital Work Among Allies’ Troops. FAIRBANKS.—In the mail which arrived in Fairbanks recently, letters and postal cards were received from I)r. and Mrs. Sutherland. The form er Fairbanks physician is still engag ed in hospital work in Paris. He is now on the staff of one of the large hospitals and daily is witnessing a number of operations, some serious and others of minor consequence.— Ex. Note: Dr. Sutherland is married to a sister of Mrs. Guy Whitehead. NATIVES DROWN NOME, Jan. 12.—According to re ports which reached here today, three natives were drowned a few days ago in a slough off the Kuzietricn river. The bodies were later found by other natives and buried. As near as can be learned from the | natives, the three Indians were a man, who was crippled, his wife, and a baby. It appears that they were traveling along the slough with a dog team, when the whole outfit broke through the ice, falling to five feet of water. From the appearance of the place where they were drowned it was evident that the Indians had made a fight for their lives, but had fallen back into the water, exhaust ed after being unable to get out.—Ex. FOUND A purse; Apply at Gateway. „■ ..■■■■— HENKY F01U). Henry Ford has been called a jack ass and a clown because he hired a ship and sailed across the sea to stop the most frightful slaughter the world has ever known. The big thing in his action is not the question whether he will or will not stop the war, but the fact that he is willing to 1 try! It was by trying that he got where he is. But still he keeps on trying. In the face of overwhelming odds, in spite of a world-wide criticism, he is willing to undertake the greatest job that ever fell to the lot of a human being in the world's history. He brushes aside the thousands of columns of newspaper criticisms, he ignores the public utterance of so called statesmen, ho sets his face to ward tho most glorious goal that any man ever hoped to achieve—and goes on his way Trying. So far, he is the only person who has taken a definite step toward end ing the war. True it may not be the j right step, you get that by trying. The men who sit in swivel chairs and j sneer and make funny jokes about that man Ford are not taking steps of any kind to end the wrar. The job looks too big and too hopeless to1 them. It looks big to Ford and may be it looks hopeless to him. But he's got the nerve to try and spends his owrn money. Asking aid of no man. What a nation this would be, if each industry could be headed by a Ford w'ho was willing to try, what chance would any other nation under the sun havo with us. What if more of us w'ere willing to try and less of us were slaves of convention and creatures of habit. There is a word in the dictionary called can’t, leave it there. Never use it. Well we’ve been “Henry Fording” it for the past tw'elve years, and expect to keep right at it, until the Powers that be, and the Engineers that direct it, awaken to the fact that Seward is the Begin ning and Final jumping off place of construction of Government railroads in Alaska. In the meantime, w'e have plenty time and help to serve you. Best treatment, best price, and sure ly the Best Goods. SEWARD COMMERCIAL CO. GERALD S CAFE 1 Clarence J.Gerald, Proprietor 824 First Avenue Seattle, Wn. Seattle's Best ' Eating House Everything Fresh from the Famous Gerald Ranch - ----—_____, i USE THE PHONE ALASKA ELECTRIC CO. S. M. GRAFF I President and General Manager Jj H O S < Edinburgh I* F. I*. & S„ Glasgow. J. M. SLOAN, M. I)., C. M. OVER GATEWAY Office Hours, I to 3 and 7 to 8 P. M. Fohmkhi.y or Nome. M. 8. COBLE, M. D. Physician and Surgeon, OVERLAND HOTEL PHONE MAIN 120 — - - - —— 1 1"" " J. H. ROMIG, M. D. OFFICE THIRD AVENUE Phone Main 48 DR. O. J. KEATING Dentist Office Ovor Harriman National Rank. Hours ft a m. to f> i\ M. JAMES McCOY Mines and Investments Fourth Avenue SEWARD, ALASKA F. A. Stkvkn.h <). J. Van I'ki.t STEVENS & VAN PELT Attorneys at Law SEWAKO, - ALASKA LEANDER L. JAMES, JR. ATTORNEY AT LAW Otfer Bank of Seward SEWARD, - ALASKA WM. D. COPPERNOLL ATTORNEY AT LAW Daggett Block, Seward, Alaska THE ALA8KA HOUSE ANCHORAGE. ALASKA Warm Rooms First-Class Rates Reasonable BILLY PETERSON & D. TURCATTE, Props. Seward Water and Power Company John A. Nelson, Manager Office-Benk of Seward Building SEWAHD. - ALASKA ROMIG & ROMIG REAL ESTATE AGENTS Houses for Rent, Rents Collected, Titles Examined, Lois for Sale. Large Listing. Phone Main 48 Seward, Alaska. Igloo No. 9, Order of Pioneers the First and Third Tuesday Nights of each Month at the Pioneer Hall. IEANDER L JAMES, Jr. ISAAC EVANS, President. Secretary. Arctic Brotherhood Camp Seward No. 21 Meets every Monday at 8 p. tn. at their Hail, Cor. Wash in Eton and 5th A ve. PERCEY PIUEN. E. 0. ENNIS, Arctic Chief. . Arctic Recorder. HARVEY & CO. Contractors and Builders ESTIMATES FURNISHED Near Primary ScJtool, Second Are., Sev»ard j I ALL-AROUND MESSENGER ALEXIS BENJ. WOCH MADISON 132_ - SAFETY FIRST! - Ruhstaller’s > Gilt Edge Beer Sacramento, Calif. SERVED AT ALL CAFES FRYE & BRUHN COMPANY SEWARD, - - ALASKA Choice Fresh Meats Hams, Bacon and Lard % Butter and Eggs _ ASHCROFT HOME BAKERY Bread, Rolls, Doughnuts, Cakes, Pies, Pastry Only Unbleached Flour Used, which insures Bread without any Chemical Impurities. PHONE YOUR ORDER PHONE ADAMS 115 HOTEL OVEREAN I E. L. WMITTEMORE, PttOP. Headquarters for Mining Men SEWARD, - * - ALASKA J Pioneer Hotel F. B. CANNON, Prop. ICnik Alaska KNIK’S LEADING HOTI L NO BAR Accommodations for Ninety Guests* Large General Lobby Private Lobby for Ladies ! Best Rates : : Best Treatment Besi Accommodations ADELMAN & OlllLTY—SEWARD DAIRY MILK AND CREAM Cottage Cheese and Butter MILK STATIONS AT BOTH BUTCHER SHOPS THE SEWARD LIGHT AND POWER CO. Incorporated November 1903 under the Law* of the Territory of Alaska S. M. GRAFF, President and General Manager Controctor* and dealers In Electric Supplies and Apparatus Office At the Station. TELEPHONE MAIN I2J ___u H. V. HOBEN A. F. DAVIS ALASKA TRANSFER H. V. HOBEN, Manager -Dealers In COAL, WOOD AND ICE General Transferring Phones, Main 17 and 41 [A I ACKA STEAMSHIP ««" M L M O IV M coriPANY SPUO ' —--- "* — Steamers Alameda and Northwestern sail from Seattle at 9 p. m. the IOth, 20th and 30th of each month for Ketchikan, Wrangell, Juneau, Cordova, Valdez and Seward. DORA leaves Seward about the 17th of each month for iinalaska, and In May, June, July and August she goes through to Nushagak. Regular freight service for Ketchikan, Wrangell, Juneau, I hane, Treadwell. Douglas, Skagway, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche and Seward Freight Steamers sailing from Seattle each month: S. S. Seward. 5th, S. S. Latouche, 15th; S. S. Cordova, 25th ( S. S. Seward carries Explosives) <4?* Right reserved to change this schedule without notice'VJ* F. B. TRACY, General Agent_A. R. McDONALD, Age^ ORE TREATED SSle?““ H. E. 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