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The Seward Weekly Gateway
Published Weekly by The Seward Gateway Publishing Co.
BERNARD M. STONE, President.
Subscription Rates:
Three dollars per year in advance
Entered as second class matter at the postoffice, Seward, Alaska
Seward, Alaska, Saturday, October 14,1916._
The coming of submarines to this side is one more
new phase of the great war which may have strange re
sults. It is difficult to understand how the submarines
can hope to get supplies but there must have been some
way arranged before they came across. Ihe United
States is about the only manufacturing country in the
world which is not mixed up in the war and Germany
probably has decided to nip the supplies for the Allies at
their source instead of at their destination. As it looks,
though, it seems impossible that this country can avoid
trouble now.
We are now less than a month from the territorial
elections. At that election also the people will express
their opinion on the liquor question and for that reason
the election will be the most important in the history of
Alaska. Four weeks from tomorrow will be the day.
Democratic government makes everone very much
alike. If you read the speeches of Wilson, Hughes and the
rest outside you will find they are just about the same in
every sense as the speeches of Wickersham and Sulzer and
the others here. There is really no great question of any
kind to be solved in the United States or in any of its home
territories. If there was a question of great imortance
to be settled it would have been settled long ago if the
people found a settlement possible. There is no one in a
republic powerful enough to thwart the people's will for
very long. The result of popular government is that poli
tical parties have a hard time to figure out some scheme
by which to get votes, dust now Wall Street or pro-Uei
manisin appears to have the fioor. Protectiv ism is also
cutting quite a figure but how many people will bother
about it? _
The rails have been laid six miles
this way from Anchorage and three
miles more will soon be laid, aivjrd
ing to Chairman W. C. Edes of the
Engineering Commission who return
ed this morning on the Mariposa. Mr.
Edes had tried to come back overland
but found the weather on the Arm
made it impossible. He will go out
from this end. however, anil look over
the ground. A winter supply camp «s
being established at Potter creek near
where the railroad comes to the Arm
on the way out from Anchorage. Hie
track north of Anchorage has been
laid beyond Moose creek and will be
to King river in a few weeks when it
w ill then be in the heart of the coal
fields. It is now really in the coal
country. The road, therefore, this
fall will extend 62 or 66 miles out
from Anchorage at least. The work
on the Susitna line has been almost
suspended for tin* fall. Mr. Kdes will
probably go to Washington about the
first of the month.
JUNKAU, Oct. 5.—The jury in the
case of the United Suites vs. Kdward
Krause returned a verdict against the
accused at a late hour last night of
murder in the first degree for caus
ing the death of Capt. J. O. Plunkett.
Uittle doubt existed when the case
wa*> given to the jury of what the ver
dict would be. While the evidence in
the case was wholly circumstantial
the prosecution wove a strong chain
about the prisoner tracing his prob
able movements from the time he left
Douglas until the arrest of the ac
Witnesses testified to the finding
of Plunkett’s boat anchored in a se
cluded cove after a letter had been re
ceived from Krause stating that it
had been burned. Other witnesses
identified articles found in the posses
sion of Krause as belonging to Plun
kett, including a shotgun, barometer,
suitcase, typewriter and articles of
wearing apparel. The chain was sc
complete that there was not a loop
hole for escape.
The charge of murdering William
Christie is also hanging over Krause,
but at the time it is not known wheth
er it will come up for trial or not.
The prisoner has already been con
victed of forgery and other crimes in
connection with the great crime and
has received sentences aggregating
nearly fl() years in the pen.—Ex.
That Trip
THIS WINTER can be spent in Cali
fornia at a low cost. Reasonable
rents for furnished houses. Live at
one of the many popular resorts of
Southern California.
Everything is so Different there.
Winter flowers and fruit. Outdoor
sports, Motoring, Bathing, IMcnicmg.
If you are going East, the cost is
practically the same VIA CALI
FORNIA as via other routes. Very
Liberal stopovers allow ed. three
daily trains from Seattle, and Port
land to San Francisco on the .xenie
Shasta Route.
“The Railroad is the Scenic Was .*
Call or write for information
D. F. & P. A., 712 Second Ave.,
Southern Pacific Lines
The saloons of the city will close:
tonight ut midnight according to the
old time, not according to the ridi-,
culous time set by a few faddists.
The saloons will also open on Monday
morning according to the old thne.
Deputy Marshal Evans told the saloon
men that they could not very well
have two different times and all
should open and close together. He
asked them which time they wanted
to go by and nearly all of them said
they wanted the old time and so it
was fixed for all. This is the first big
knock at the childish absurdity of j
changing time. The Furragut also
scheduled herself to leave at ship's
time which is the old time. But, any
how, the saloons will close tonight at
midnight, old time. Remember that,
City Council Gets
An Election Board
Indication Now Are 'That Notices
Went on Time to Out
lying Precincts.
The city council met last night and
selected a board of election for the
election of Delegate to congress and
for the territorial legislature. The
election will take place on November
7 and today would have been the last
day given to the council to fulfill the
law’s requirement.; in connection with
the matter. The council also ordered
notices posted. The following are the
Judges: A. P. Brown, George Sex
ton and L. C. Bates. The clerks are
Mrs. Imogen l.ucns and Miss Sylvia
Deputy Marshal Ike Evans believes
the requirements with respect to the
outlying precincts were hull'll led by
Commissioner Woolley in time but
there is no positive proof of it. al
though it is likely that it was done.
There has been, as was expected, an
effort made to show that dereliction
in such duty would not have disfran
chised voters in city or country, but
the people holding this view are new
comers in Alaska and are not aware
of the fact that failure to live up to
those regulations jias disfranchised
voters in Alaska and whole districts
in Alaska before. The promptness of
qhe city council in taking action
shows it realized the seriousness of
the question. The law bearing on
Alaska distinctly says those rules
must be followed and excuses borne
out by laws of other itaes are useless.
The fact that the Gateway drew at
tention to the apparent overlooking of
the arrangements first is sure to cause
an attempt to try to make the warn
ing look unnecessary, but the facts
remain. There is no official proof yet |
that the notices, etc., were sent to the
outlying districts in time but there is
every reason to hope that they were.
Mr. Ennis can find no account of it in
the office.
tried to commit
A Japanese named John Takahashi
‘who had been pronounced insane at
I’nga tried to commit suicide last
night on the Dora by hanging him
self. He had a belt around his neck
and the other end of the belt was tied
to a top bunk when he was discover
ed. He is on the way outside to an
Several business houses have found
that the change of time is a nuisance
and have gone back to the old time.
Amongst those which went back today
were Brown & Hawkins, The Bank of
Seward and the Broadway barber
shop. The saloons all kept the old
time on Saturday and this morning
j for opening. The cable office insists
; on the old time and the ships can have
no other time really. As the Satur
day Evening Post says, the whole
thing is a nuisance. One man off the
I railroad last night called it^asininity.
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The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
states that Miss Mildred Babcock was
recently run over by an automobile at
Georgetown near Seatle and injured
in the leg and head.
The last issue of the Saturday
Evening Post to hand has an editorial
which looks as though it hud been
written for the benefit of Seward.
The editorial is on the changing of
clocks and it calls such an experiment
nothing less than a nuisance and Sew
ard by this time will agree with it.
The following is the editorial from the
Saturday Evening Post:
“Changing the Clock
“No doubt there is something to be
said for u ‘daylight-saving’ scheme
when uniformly applied by national
law to the compact industrial coun
tries of Western Europe. There
would be something to be said for it
if it could be uni formerly applied to
the northern half of that part of the
United States which uses standard
Eastern time. But that would require
uniform action by a dozen states,
which we are hardly likely to get.
As a local movement—involving a
change of the clock in one city but not
in the next—it would be a great nui
sance, confusing railroad time-tables
and many other intercity arrange
ments. One would not know whether
ten o’clock really meant nine o’clock
or ten or eleven.
“The scheme was elaborately dis
cussed in England for a number of
years ami rejected. It is now adopt
ed there, and by other belligerents, in
the hope—no doubt—of getting a lit
tle bigger outturn from munitions
factories; and for a compact industrial
country, which runs on one time any
way, it may have advantages.
“The United States, from coast to
coast, runs on four times. In the vast
stretches of country that are predomi
nantly agricultural no daylight-sav
ing scheme is necessary, for they al
ready save all the daylight there is.
Changing the clock has not been ad
vocated here as a national measure—
or even, seriously, so far as we know,
as a state measure. As a merely local
measure it would be a nuisance.
Any industrial establishment that
wishes to save daylight can do so by
merely posting a notice that, in sum
mer, work will begin and end an hour
earlier. There is, of course, no ob
jection to that; and it may have ad
vantages. But there are decided ob
jections to changing the local time.
An English contemporary somewhat
harshly characterizes the scheme as a,
new way to play the old game of
Let’s pretend.”
JUNEAU, Oct. 3—At the mooting
of the Bar Association last night, a
committee was appointed to draft a
bill which will be presented to con
gress providing for the appointment
of another judge for the bench of Al
aska, with headquarters in Juneau.
Another committee was appointed to
secure the necessary data showing the
great amount of legal and court work
in the First division and other infor
mation which might assist in secur
ing the passage of the bill.
A judge can be secured from the
Circuit Court of Appeals to come to
Juneau and assist in clearing the
docket. The clerk of the court is only
required to make an aflidavit as to the
congested state of the docket and for
ward it to the chief justice of the cir
cuit court. In that event one of the
associate justices will be sent north.
As that method will not only afford
temporary relief, it is the consensus
of opwiion of the members of the Bar
Association that a permanent judge
should be appointed, to be' stationed
at Juneau and to be subject to call
from any district in the Territory.
The committee appointed to draft
the bill consisted of Z. R. Cheney,
and Lester 0. Gore, wjji’e A. H. Zeig
ler and H. L. Faulkner were named to
secure data showing the need for an
other judge.—Empire.
JUNEAU, Oct. 8.—At the begin
ning of the campaign one of the
Wickersham partisans bet twenty
dollars even money that Wickersham
would carry this division but since
then the betting is altogether on the
side of Sulzer. Several bets have
been made that Sulzer will carry the
division by six hundred and more and
all are even money.
In writing about the Wickersham
meeting it was forgotten to say that
Judge Coppernoll presided.
JUNEAU, Oct. 8—Governor Strong
presided last night at the meeeting
addressed by George Grigsby and the
house was crowded nothwithstanding
the fact that several other attractions j
were offering in the city. lhreei
quarters of the speech were devoted
to Wickershum but the speaker also
exposed Cobb’s treason to Democracy.
He explained Schofield’s criticism o*
himself and showed Schofield’s resi
dence to be Seattle. He characterized
the supporters of VVickersham as o!
three classes: Hero worshippers who
refuse to see facts, those who regard
him as a lighter and those who vote
for him to get even with someone else.
Mr. Grigsby produced records to show
he was not a fighter, that he is inef
ficient and that he imposes on the j
j credulity of the»people by mis-stating j
i facts. The speaker showed that Mr.
VVickersham never led in progressive,
matters but grabbed the tail end or
some progressive movement and
usually pulled back instead of pushing
ahead. The speech was very weM re
ceived. The report sent out from heiv
; that the betting is two to one that
i VVickersham will carry the First di
vision is not true. Grigsby’s meeting
last night was called to order by
I Mayor Stewart who introduced the
governor. The governor spoke in
eulogy of Grigsby and urged the peo
ple to vote for him.
During 1914 and 1915 hundreds of
people attracted by the reported find
ing of gold in the headwater region of
Tolovana River in central Alaska
rushed into the district, and system
atic mining began there during the
summer of 1915. Although consider
able prospecting was done only about
JO mines were commercially product
ive, but they made a gold output to
the value of $80,000. Gold bearing
gravels occur in the beds of the pres
ent streams, in buried channels, and
in bench gravels, but most of the gold
has been won from the deep channels
i on Livengood creek, which has proven!
to be far richer than either the stream
, or the bench placers. Some shallow
placers have also yielded gold, notably
on Olive creek, but only prospects
have been found in the benches. -U.
S. Government Report.
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Seward Will Soon
Have An Aeroplane
W. J. Stewart went out on the
Mariposa this morning from Anchor
age to secure an aeroplane which he
will fly between this city and Iditarod,
and also in the interior, taking in j
Ruby and Fairbanks. He has decided
that Resurrection Ray offers the best
place for starting flights anil the ma
chine will be assembled here and not
at Anchorage. It is said that Mr.
j Martin of the Martin mine on Widow
creek is interested with him, and also
some other prominent people on the
SEATTLE, Sept. 29.—The merger
; of the Pacific Coast Steamship Co.,
and the Pacific-Alaska Navigation
j company will eliminate a number of
men now holding important positions
with the Pacific Coast S. S. Co.
Those eliminated will include Captain
Blain, port superintendent and prob
I ably both C. D. Dunann and C. R.
Cantelow, heads of their respective
passenger and freight departments.
Both have their headquarters at San
Francisco. A score of minor office
employees will also be affected by the
consolidation. President Alexander
stated that the working force of the
new company would be chosen from
j the Pacific Alaska Navigation Com
j pany.—Ex.
NEW YORK, Oct. 10. — President
Lovett of the Southern Pacific rail
road stated today that he is for Wil
son regardless of the eight hour day
law. He says he is for Wilson be
cause his administration must be
credited with greater achievements
than most Presidents. Lovett said
Wilson settled the currency question
effectually and his foreign policy is
one of the most brilliant pages in
American history.
BOSTON, Oct. 0. — Boston won a
wonderful game today in the four
teenth inning by a score of 2 to 1,
giving them the first two games of
the series. The attendance on the
first «lay was 36,617 and the receipts
were $76,480. This means that fifty
players in the world’s series divide
$41,304.3.1. The club’s share is $12,
760.11 each. The attendance today
was 41,017 and the receipts were $81,-j
626. The game tomorrow will be j
played at Brooklyn and Brooklyn will ]
probably pich the old veteran of the
Athletics, Coombs.
First Inning—
Brooklyn: Johnson flies out to
Walker. Daubert fouls out to Gard
ner. H. Myers hatting for Strengei
hits over Walker’s head into deep
center and crosses plate for a home
run before the ball is returned to the
infield. Wheat goes out. One hit;
one run.
Boston: Hooper retired by Smith.
Janvrin out same way. Walker fouls
out to Daubert.
Second Inning—
Brooklyn: Cutshaw grounds out to
first base. Mowery out on high fly
to Janvrin. Olsen fans out/
Boston: Hoblitzel thrown out at
first by Olsen. Lewis singles. Smith
tries to catch Lewis o(T first. Gard
ner forces Lewis, Mowery to Olsen to
Cutshaw. Gardner out at first, Mil
ler to Daubert.
Third Inning—
Brooklyn: Miller out. Smith
doubles to right field but goes out,
Hooper to Walker to Scott. Johnson
singles but gets out stealing second.
No runs, two hits.
Boston: Scott triples over second
base. Cutshaw throws Thomas out at
first base. Brooklyn infield playing
on the grass. Scott scores when Cut
shaw fumbles Ruth’s grounder. Ruth
out at first. Janvrin forces Hooper at
second, Olson to Cutshaw. One run,
one hit.
Fourth Inning—
Daubert walked. Brooklyn trying
hit and run. Scott takes Myers
grounder and Daubert and Myers out,
Scott to Janvrin to Hoblitzel. Wheat
out. No runs, no hits.
Walker out. Hoblitzee walks.
Lewis hits into double play, Mowery
to Cutshaw to Daubert. No runs, no
ruth Inning—
Brooklyn: Cutshaw fans. Mowery
out to Janvrin. Olsen singles. Mil
ler flies out to Hooper. One hit, no
runs. (
Boston: Cutshaw’s fast fielding of
grounder retires Gardner at first.
Scott out. Thomas triples along left
field foul line. Olsen shoulders
Thomas at second. Otlicial scorer
calls the hit a triple. Ruth strikes
Last Vi Ninth Inning—
Janvrin doubles to left when Wheat
is unable to get under his texas
leaguer. Walsh batting for Walker,
hits to Mowrey who fumbles and al
lows Walsh to get to first and Janvrin
to third. Hoblitzel flies to Myers
who throws Janvrin out at the plate.
Lewis purposely passed. Gardner
goes out. Brilliant fielding by Brook
lyn in this inning held the score to a
one to one tie and sent the game into
extra innings. One hit, no runs.
11th Inning, Last x/l
I Boston: Hoblitzel walks for his
| fourth time. Lewis sacrifices. Hobli
tzel going to second. Gaynor batting
for Gardner and McNally runs for
! Hoblitzel. Gayner singles, scoring
i McNally for the winning run. Runs 1
hits 1.
Final Score—
Boston 2; Brooklyn 1.
Brooklyn won the third of the series
to<lay by the narrow margin of 4 to
3 after Boston had taken the first two
games also by the skin of the teeth.
First Inning
Boston: Two hits. Filled the bases
; but failed to score.
Brooklyn: One hit and no runs.
Second Inning—
Boston: No hits and no runs.
Brooklyn: Myers flies out. Dau
bert singles to right. Stengel hits to
I left. Wheat flies out. Cutshaw
singles, scoring Daubert. Mowery
goes out.
Three hits; one run.
Third Inning—
No hits, no/funs.
Fourth Inning—
Boston: No hits and no runs.
Brooklyn: Olsen beats out a bunt
to lirst. .Miller sacrifices, Olsen tak
ing second. Coomb.-* singles scoring
2 hits, 1 run.
Fifth Inning—
Boston: Fails to score.
Brooklyn: Wheat and Mowery
• walk and score on Olsen’s slashing
1 hit; 2 runs.
Sixth Inning—
Boston: Thomas goes out. ilend
rixson batting for Mays, walk.-.
Hooper’s long triple to right stores
Hendrixson. Hooper scores when
Shortren single*. Hohlitzel goe.-* out.
2 hits, 2 runs.
Brooklyn: No runs.
Seventh Inning—
Foster replaces Mays in the box for
Boston. Boston and Brooklyn fail t«»
score in this inning, although Dau
belt was thrown out at the plate after
his slashing triple.
Figlith Inning—
Boston: Gardner smashes the hall
over the right lield wall for a home
run. Pfeifer replaces Coombs.
1 hit, l run.
Brooklyn: Wheat singles and
steals second but fails to score.
1 hit, no run.
i Ninth Inning—
Boston: Shortren, Hoblitzell and
| Lewis quickly retired in order.
Filial Score—
Brooklyn 4; Boston •).
FAIRBANKS.—Since his arrival in
Fairbanks several days ago, the mat
ter of compliance with the homestead
laws by the homesteaders in the vi« n
ity cf Fairbanks has been brought to
! the attention of C. U. Arundel, chief
of the field division of the general
! land office. And having heard that
I there are a number of homesteader's
who are not complying with the law
| in the matter of living on their home
steads for seven months out of each
year, Mr. Arundel has issued a warn
ing to them.
The non-compliance with the law on
the part of the homesteaders, accord
ing to Mr. Arundel, means that their
homestead locations are subject to
contest. And there are a number of
homesteaders in this vicinity who are
clearing and cultivating their home
steads without living on them, as is
required by law. Therefore, anyone
who wishes to jump their claims may
do so, and could probably hold the
ground under the law, getting the
benefit of all the improvements made
by the first homesteader.—F.x.
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Seward Man Wins
Prize at the fair
L. L. Bales who went out from Sew
ard to establish an Alaskan exhibit at
the San Diego fair has won a Grand
Prize as the exhibitor of an education
al and descriptive exhibit of the terri
| tory. Mr. Bales has written the
| Gateway and says he feels more re
warded for his eirorts in behalf of
Alaska. The exhibit was seen in part
here and was most interesting. Mr.
Bales took all the trouble and expense
on himself and hardly said a word
I about what he was going to do.
Japan Will Treat
The l. S. Squarely
TOKIO, Oct. 11.—Premier Terkuchi
outlined the policy of his government
in a message to parliament last even
ing and in it lie stated that whatever
the policy of Japan will be in future
the United States will be treated
fairly and squarely. The ^message
says Japan wants peace and is not
militaristic. The United Suites and
| other nations will be respected until
Japan's rights are infringed, the
statement says, but it istipenly stated
that civilization must be brought to
China and also progress, although the
open door will be maintained. The
message is regarded as the opening
wedge for an advance on Chinese ter

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