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ADVERTISEMENTS BRING RESULTS_ I UBLISHLD DAILY LNCLll SUNDAY .
N SEWARD. TIIE GATEWAY TO ALASKA, SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 19. 1916 _Ten Cent. the Copy
THIS DISTRICT " MINING TERRITORY
AMAZING STRIDES MADE NEAR
SEWARD IN A EEW MONTHS
Within the past few short months
strides have been made for the devel
opment of the mineral resources of
the district tributary to Sevard that
promise a future of •mmeuse mining
The people of Seward themselves
hardly realize this fact.
They hardly have come to a realiza-1
tion of the truth that this section of
Alaska will soon be one of the great
mining sections of the world.
Just take the two months immedi
ately preceding this one. You could
make it one month and be about sure
of being right, but let us say two
months and see what has happened.
The Independence mine on Willow
creek has sent for a mill with a forty-1
stamp capacity after having proven
that the property is a really great
and profitable one.
The Alaska Free Gold Co, of \\ il
low creek, we learn today, pays 17
per cent, interest on its stock.
Dick Dawson has ordered a mill
for Crow creek where he has taken
over the Barnes property and where
he operates placer properties with,
Charley Hubbard has shipped out
ore from his mine near Kcnai lake
and has had returns which show the
property to have a certainty of being
a paying one.
WILLOW MINE :
ALASK V FREE GOLD, OPERATED
I'SDER A LEASE. PAYS
17 PER CENT.
ANCHORAGE. Feb. 19.—The Al
aska Free Gold Mining Company,
whose property on Willow' creek is
operated under a lease, has paid
seventeen per cent, on its stock for
the year. The mine is operated by
William Martin who recently struck
rock which is far richer than had
been operated before and which
promises even a greater dividend
than hitherto. The seventeen per
cent was on the royalties alone.
A FINE PIANO
The Pioneers' Igloo has purchased
a piano for $600 through the com
mittee composed of Mr. Fat Hewitt
and Mr. Bill Small. The sale was
made by Pete Ogle. Before the pur
chase had been effected the Gateway
had inserted a story to advertise,
gratis, the fact that a piano %vas need
ed, and this advertisement appears in
another column of this issue. This
proves the efficacy of advertising.
The piano secured is described as a
really good one. Mr. Hewitt says he
tried it with every sort of a tune from
the Overture from Cavelleria Rustv
cans in B sharp to She Sleeps in
the Klondyke Vale tonight in a flat.
All peddling aside, the piano is a good
one and the Pioneers henceforth will
be peaceful for do we not know that
music hath charms to soothe, etc.
CLUB TO MEET
The Women’s Gub will meet Mon
day. Papers will be read by Mrs. de
Sherbinin, Mrs. R. G. Giambers, Mrs.
W. M. Sauers and Mrs. H. 0.
A. R DANCE TONIGHT
MILL BE A HUMMER
The third of the series of the
Arctic Brotherhood dances will be
given this evening and is sure to be
a very pleasant affair.
Antimony ore has been discovered,
it was known for some time that
antimony showings were found in the
district but it has now been found in
greater quantities and it; greater
richness and the prite of antimony
has soared to a figure which makes
its mining fabulously profitably.
A great dredge has been hauled to
Pay has been discovered on Lewis
Rich ore has been discovered on
Moose Pass and James and Ronan
h; ve purchased a quartz mine whose
ore when treated showed it contain
ed over six hundred dollars a ton.
The Gilpatriek property close by has ]
also been proven rich. These came, j
perhaps, more than two months ago
but this season.
An arastre has been erected on
Bear creek where rich ore has been
Going further afield, a strike bus
been made near Cold Bay and hun
dreds of dollars have already been
All these examples of this district's
growing greatness an* just jotted
down from memory. If the back files
were looked up the number of such
activities could be increased almost
MANY CITIES INTERESTED IN
JOHNSTON. Pa., Feb. 2.—A rule
tiefining the exact status of an
amateur baseball player and estab
lishing a standard eligibility code for
the United States, is the problem con
fronting delegates to the second an
nual convention of the National
Amateur Baseball association at
Louisville, Ky., on Lincoln's Birth
day, February 12, 1916. The competi
tion conducted by the association last
fall to determine the amateur base
ball championship developed that al
most as many different constructions
were placed upon the definition,
amateur baseball player, as there
were cities represented in the ser»es
The title was won by the White
Autos, of Cleveland, 0., .vho met the
Tacoma Pacific Coast champions in
the finals at San Francisco in
October. The cities figuring in the
series were Cleveland, Chicago,
Detroit, Omaha, Pittsburg, Columbus,
0., Johnston, Pa., Louisville, Duluth,
St Paul, Indianapolis, Tacoma, Port
land, Ore., Ix>s Angeles, and Sacra
T>e meeting also is expected to re
sult in an effort to enlist every city
in *he United States which has a bona
fide amateur baseball organization, in
the competition next fall and have
the championship determined by in
tersectional contests. A man may be
chosen to devote his entire time to
the upbuilding of the association, as
the possibilities; for amateur base
ball are considered great. More than
20,000 people paid to see Cleveland
win the first round series from
Detroit A crowd estimated at 85,
000 saw Cleveland eliminateJohnstown
at Cleveland, Oct. 3, following a
Johnstown victory over the White
Autos in Johnstown the preceding
day. More than 95,000 people saw
Cleveland eliminate Omaha at Cleve
land, Oct. 10. Pittsburgh's interest
was manifested when more than 2,
000 fans accompanied the team from
that city to Johnstown Sept. 18, when
Johnstown was victorious.
Most of the amateur baseball clubs
that figured in the competition were
composed of young men who worked
in mills, factories and stores and were
not able to play baseball except after
working hours during the week and
on Sundays. The followers of the
sport were in the main working men
who could not attend games during
SOME OF THE LOCAL BOYS FALL
DOWN AND LOST
In the third game of the three
days’ bowling series last night An
chorage won by exactly 100 pins, so
winning the whole series by 25t from
Seward. On the first night’s games
Anchorage was ahead 34 pins and
after the second night the same team
had 151 to spare. In last night’s
trial Anderson particularly crumbled
and Haasch and Manthey also played
far below form. Kosmos and John
ston rolled in pretty fair form. Ihe
latter rolled up 219 in the second
game and Kosmos reached 192 in the
first. Kosmos rolled a total last night
of 527 and Johnston reached a total
of 539, the highest for the evening.
The average of Kosmos was 179 even
and of Johnston it was 179 and two
thirds. So badly did Andy fall down
that he rolled up only 115 in one of
the games. The biggest score for
both sides was made by Wagner of
Anchorage last night. It was 212.
The total for Seward in the third
series was 2,389 and that of Anchor
This is probably as much as a Sew
ard paper should say about the
games. The two towns are now even.
We beat them at baseball and—we
didn’t beat them bowling, but there
is another time coming. The scores
last night were:
Johnston . 133 219 187
A. Anderson . 136 115 166
Haasch . 158 172 144
Kosmos . 192 163 172
Manthey . 153 136 143
Total 2,389 772 805 812
Wagner. 147 212 180
Blanton . 176 151 164
Moore . 152 159 148
Davis . 171 150 196
Bush .. 190 147 146
Total 2,489 836 819 834
RAILROAD MEN FOR
THE CITV COUNCIL
Ticket From Commission Building
That Would be Free From
All Local Parties.
Among others Senator Ray was ask
ed incidentally today by a Gateway
man for his opinion about getting a
new city council and city officials who
have never been affiliated with any of
the local factions and he promptly
answered that the only people of that
kind one could find in Seward are the
men engaged in government railroad
! work. This has led to the selection
of the following men for the offices
; attached to their names.
Mayor, Weir; Councilmen, George
| Colwell, vice-president; Cramer, J. J.
Ryan, Baily and Daub.
Captain Tom Ward, chief of police
City Attorney and Health Officer
City Treasurer and Weigher Estes.
City Clerk De Line.
Chief of Fire Department Moyer,
and Inspector of Flues Steve Schu
man. Any other jobs go to the Rich
ardsons, Harrs, Joneses and Ropers.
NO TRAIN TILL MONDAY
The train did not go out today and
will not go out until Monday.
TEUTONS SEE IN ALLIED TROOPS' LANDING
A THREAT TO DEPOSE KING CONSTANTINE
Photos by American Press Association.
[With Servla overwhelmed and Montenegro surrendered to the Austrians, the allies seemed determined to force the Issue to
the Hall'an" by calllnif on Greece to take a .land a*aln.t the Teutonic power, A note to the Greek government amount
Inc to an ultimatum Is said by the German Overseas News agency to have been presented by b ranee and Great Britala
According to a Sorta dispatch. Greece was required to deliver their passports to the ministers of the central powers within
forty-eight hours, failing which the entente would take "necessary measures." Persons Hiin position to iu^odonot agree
as to the dependability of the Greek army." said the Cologne Gazette "Apparently the king controls a consider.! )t 1
tlon °of the hlghe\ othcers, and, In view ot his popularity among the people. It will not be an easymatter tc* cunjel hi»
to Sten out The king hns told the ministers of the central powers that they are to remain with him. There was much
talk however of aV®-Stationary movement to depoee the klnic and make M VenlMlo, former premier, president ofh
Greek repubUc. No' 1 In the picture., Greek mountain artillery: «. M Ventaelo,: 3. Kin* Conetantlne. Prince Andrew,
brother of the khu^and^CrowrO^^Jj^Illili,^^ .—■»
SERVIAN WAR VICTIMS
RENEW THEIR APPEAL.
SERVIAN WOMF.N REFUGEES
CNOTE BARE FEET) _
Photo by American Press Association.
[Plans for relief work among the Servian
refugees In Montenegro, Albania and
northern Oreece are being perfected and
appeals are made to Americans for aid
Reports from Europe emphasize the
desperate condition of these refugees
but difficulties regarding transportation
have prevented the Inauguration of relief
work. It Is expected, however, that the
American relief clearing house in Paris
and the French government will co
operate In getting supplies to these
refugees. Civilians in the Interior of
Servia are now beln , cared for by H. C.
Hoover of the Relglnn commission and
the Rockefeller foundation. It will be
to Servians outside of 8ervla that the
clearing house will direct Its attention
The picture shows Servian women ap
plying for relief at a German station
established after the country was con
quered. Note their bare feet.l
ANCHORAGE, Feb. 19.—The Ken
nel Club has about decided to run its
next race from Anchorage to Susitna
COULD SEWARD ELECT
The mayor of Seward is in favor
of cutting out politics ami sectional
strife altogether in the election of a
Mr. Myers so declared himself this
morning when asked his opinion on
the matter by a reporter of the Gate
Let it be said that the opinion of
the mayor was sought rather because
of the lack of outside news. When
the re porter went to see Mr. Myers,
it is to be admitted, it was in the hope
that the mayor would look at the
matter as any other broad person
would look at it and that he would,
favor the idea. The Gateway had no
ulterior purpose in asking the ques
tion and has no ulterior motive in
view when it publishes the fact and
expresses its opinion that factional
strife in public, where every city can
see it and hear it, can be of no pos
sible advantage to this town and dis
trict and might be a serious injury.
The public are asked to believe, for
this once anyhow, that this paper is
absolutely free- from any intention of
a political nature in bringing this
matter forward. After so much has
been said it may be stated, perhaps,
without offense, that anyone who does
not -believe this assertion can suit
People of Seward, just think how
pleasant it would be if we could
choose seven straightforward men,
representing all callings and classes
and sections, to run the affairs of the
city as each man would have his own
private business run. Not a man in
this city would let politics enter into
his store or shop or family relations
and it is the civic duty of people to
conduct public affairs as conscientous
ly as public affairs.
The choosing of candidates would,
of course, not be a simple matter.
The only method which presents it
self to the mind just now would be
the choosing of candidates at a public
meeting where they could be nomi
nated. If there is nothing to be gain
ed personally by membership in a
city council there is no reason why
those who have been prominent on all
sides in the political squabbles of the
city should not step down and out for
the good of all the rest. The honor
of serving the city is merely local and
is really not a very eminent one, al
though a deserved honor.
The Gateway does not presume to
advocate such a method to the people.
It merely suggests it through the
mayor himself and the fact that the
mayor agrees with the idea is a cir
cumstance to carry weight.
Now, people, think it over for your
ST. PETER’S CHURCH
Rev. Edawrd H. Molony, Rector.
11 A. M. Morning Prayer and ser
Holy Communion first Sunday in
Sunday school at .12:15, immediate
ly after morning service.
8 P. M. Evening Prayer and ser
Friday evenings, study class 7:30
Viators Cordially Welcome.
j No advertiser can afford to omit
the Seward Gateway.
PILE DRIVER CREW QUITS BUT
FREIGHT IS BEING MOV
ED WITHOUT HITCH.
ANCHORAGE, Feb. 19.—There i.->
little news to tell of the walkout
situation on the railroad. The pile
driver crew quit last night but the
engineers and their assistants are
aiding the teamsters who remained on
the job and the Matanuska freight is
being moved without interruption.
The Union is now erecting a labor
temple which will be the largest i.n
Alaska. The Union announces i1
opening dance for February 26.
MAKE STRENUOUS KICK
Say They Should Have Twice the
Delegates to Convention
of the Party.
ANCHORAGE, Feb. 19.—Anchor
age is kicking because of the small
delegation allotted by the Republican
Committee at the Seward meeting.
The Republicans here declare tl at
they should have double the number
of delegates to the territorial convert
tion allotted to Seward or Cordova.
Note:—Dear Anchorage; You may
have a greater population than Sew
ard or Cordova just now but is it not
i fact that a great many, if not most,
of your people arc ne.v arrivals who
have no vote in the Territory? This
may not be so but we should like to
know. Yours Truly.'
CHIEF CLERK OF THE
McDermott Quits and Walter Cun
ningham, a New Arrival,
Takes the Place.
ANCHORAGE, Feb. 10.—A. M.
McDermott, chief clerk of the En
gineering Commission, has rosi/ned
from the position, the resignation to
become effective March 1. He will be
succeeded by Walter Cunningnam
who recently arrived over the trail
Mr. and Mrs. McDermott will go out
over the trail via Seward.
LADY CHALLENGES A
LADY FOR DOG RACE
ANCHORAGE, Feb. 10.—Miss
Pichette has issued a challenge to
Mrs. Jones, winner of the ladies' dog
team race recently run, for a race oe
twen Anchorage and Eagle river for
a hundred dollars a side.
EIGHT TEAMS TO COME
INTO SEWARD TONIGHT
Eight dog teams, not including the
mail team, will arrive in Seward to
night with fifteen passengers. They
left Mile 34 this afternoon and will
not arrive until a late hour. The
teams are composed of about a hun
Tomorrow at the M. E. church, at
11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m., services will
be held. The respective subjects will
be used; “Mephibosheth,” “Christ
Verified.” Sunday school at 12. We
extend an invitation to all, especially
to the stranger.
Pastor C. T. COOK.
TEAMSTERS wanted by the
Alaskan Engineering Com
mission for work freighting
in supplies in Matanuska
Valley; pays seventy five
dollars -S75- per month and
board. For further inform
ation apply Room No. 7,
Alaskan Engineering Com
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