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SfWARD GATEWAY
rmiismu wt i hiv by
GATEWAY PUBLISHING CO.
Kmeretl a-> Seeond matter Aturust ilth.
at the i»oh!office at Seward. Aht>ktt. utt*
i tile Yet "f (Ytl|tfre>- of March !*. ts.'.l.
SUBSCRIPTION RATtS
One Year‘h \ •» - * - $3 00
Six Month* * SI 50
t v'.-, rit oftlce 2f* Aiworth ltmldirur, Duluth,
Mlnttc>oia. Chav It. \>Ue, authorized uuciit.
SVITKPW. NOVK.MI.5Ki: IS. l!»«V*
WATCH SEWARD GROW
i;, ;, i;i i io future of Seward
\av« -tea* ' 'I i <‘te<i •freat projrtfss
n i’x growth next tear when the rail*
oad *i■ e will ho > < aehimr into tin- in
; . ' ' 1 I ' ' ' i V
. _ > so oo *s'ihle t hat (!• volopment;
i ’ iM \ , a \a*t a U*. a to 1 hripjT: •
travel to aid from the Tanana
■ hrou.'ii this ;u 1* it the most 'an
ex '« d that the town
u .> *? f . Imp hold t> own
,,r >o, tin* w l r.ti r. ' as: oad its growth
- out’! * r or **api»t. The town
* inef-asism ie population and h.isi
. ss : veoirot ••if.-'’ rot io.
tv i * than in tny six
.. s pi.>:■:;,s of -s win o's . x stf nee.
T> ■ i e< ■ a i 1 • t ui < ' eattier ■
^ , 1, > i >i i" , . !>•: 1 even UO" .
t the f. "d> it of the advent «i
.to si.. * at.d free. it.o' w. a; her at ary j
, i \ ha ,o ;s in * started every
*? o t e ptV'OItt
Month, work lt:> h.-yun upon three
• : _. :• *i: • *s hi. cks. w hi ‘ the it
s,-s ■ i : e« oils to punt ion.
a . ■ , * : | at ! here is
Sr w except the,
. a o atrfial i,v lot.a- ,
■ i > .uVrst itrute.
!?; - it. i to e. ar to grant an
11:« -tarvhtg peasant ^
■ > u til ->ia. Hi' dm->n*t offer
u'» them l^ns exetvUe
p .• li»r appetites.
!'! ,v ' s fa -leg! am ImiuMs bat
>■ u*". take water in that 1
> a*s rau.it:.. tit Settyrd tor two,
fellow* v in *. r! -ed a big
fj ‘ S'. Petersburg.lew-huitot " sniff
er !'k- ’ u : • v heart! that the
ebrew brethrei ' are g ing to u*e
•.taenia l.Klttle* a - jairt gitr ■.
'lea'.tl" there will -non b no laud left
• •r a a di g pi rp"M - in that region.
The IvUsn'u;. revolutionists still have
:v e •• h•• i . •_ at li.s hoc card.
ICKTRSHAM TO
if D
Uy CaMc to the Daily Gtteway
Washington. i>. t .. Nov. 11 Judge
Wickersham will be reappointed, and
I * i > n a • 11 ■ • \ ill he sent ?<• the Senate
.iga'n by 1 *t i '"uient iiicsevi It as soou
, t tngr*" ti • * u in Deccnib* r. The
‘resident i' ported to • *« det< rmhied
svtrul by the judge. and his confirm
■ n is expected. V majority of the
. arv commit to* of the senate is for
hint.
.ledge Wickersham may he asked to
_:<> to Washington to answer questions
» Ik1 propounded by Si nr tor Nelson of
Minnesota, who is his die f opponent.
Ser.ator Nelson claims that when the
>"Ti*<n-ial party was in Alaska in l!»d.‘{
I a ige Wicket sham induced them to
Iran' a hill and introduce it into the
Senate n « Ming for division of the
’I’iiird judicial district, and then after
ward went before the Mouse judiciary
committ) e and told the members that
division was unnecessary.
This isd< nied by Judge Wickersham.
who says that what he told the Mouse
e tmmittee was that In* could easily try
all the cases in the district. but that
he went t n and explained that because
ot the unwieldy si/.e of the district and
i ue difficulty of intercommunication
U/tween its portions it was highly im
portant that another judge should be
appointed and the district divided.
The Alaska l’ackers Association lias
paid 141 consecutive dividends, aggre
gating *r»(h;f.>!.'\ >ii ve its organiza
tion iu l^lT.
ALASKA OFFERS
MANY CHANCES
Tin1 industrial bureau of the Alaska
Central Railway Company is now ac
tively at work yettiny out descriptive
mutter for general circulation in order
to attract immigration. A great deal
t l press matter i> also yoiny into the
hiy newspapers of the country and is
attractiny much attention. Seward
ami the country to he tram used by the
Alaska Central railroad are constantly
h« eeminy better known. Antony the
points which the bureau is imprt »siny
upon t he public are t lie followiny:
Seward and Central Alaska oiler op
port unities equal to any which may be
found in any part of North America.
fhe Alaska Central Railway isopea
ii :: a vieyin country as larye as all of
N «w Kurland, New 'York, I’emisyl
v;nia. Ohio, Indiana. Illinois. Ken
tucky and Tcnncsse ■ combined.
'This vast new territory carries de
posits otAiuld. copper, coal ap.d other
miner;! is on both cities ot the Alaska
C«uitral ronto. and in close proximity
to it. which soon will he yiviny ein
piovmciit to thousands ol miners, and
n . ,»■ Sewaixione ol tlu* most active
cei.’t-rs ol ei.stribution on the 1'acilic
fhe coin;.to is ust :is favorable to
In Citation. !•> vigorous, robust man
hot hi, .is the climaii of Southern Nor
way ei ol Scotland..
I he soil producs m arly every kind
ot hardy v> . ■ tat ion that can he drown
Wisconsin or Minnesota, ns experi
: lent lias show n.
Sum of ilit specific opportunities
are:
Cardens and stock farms along the
li e ot the Alaska * enlral liailway to
supply i In' miners ami railroad laborers
w ho art-coming and w ill continue to
c< me ii' i:.ci easing numbers.
Prospectors anil miners of every
kind in any number to work the vast
: u era! deposits unclaimed. in the
an a tributary to tin* railway.
SI ’ckgrovxers to make Use of the
_■! eat stretches of blue stem and red
t p grasses that yield in Central Ahis
> xerai tons per acre.
tsawmilis will timl a rapidly increas
i _ demand for native lumber. Kx
• : six, torests of spruce and other
,; 0\xe, iis lie along t 1m* vaihoad
r. .aie. am! with the extension of the
be- towns will spring up which xvill
i .it* gn at quantities of lumber for
building, while the similar needs of
farmers at ,d mi tiers will constantly
expand.
Ian;<*ries could be established in
Seward the coming sprit,g and find a
rapidly widening market for their out
1, ,i. The product ota furniture mttriu
taelory ami an it oil foundry would he in
-■ i a i\ demand. The latter especially'•
would secure a growing market in sup
plying pipe ami fixtures for the hydrau
lic mints. already numerous and in
, reusing in numbers in the region
which the railroad will traverse, and
which now are cell,polled to send to
Puget Sot,: ,! for a ’1 hut the most ordi
nary repairs.
Seward i- growing so rapidly that its
hotel capacity is constantly overtaxed.
Oi , hotel is building ;m addition and
!h,* other xx ill build in the spring. At
both houses and in all rooming houses
nearly every room is taken hv a regular
lodger, and win never a boat comes in
from Seattle applicants fot rooms un
turned away by both hotels and are
compelled to hunt about town tor a
place to stay in some lodginghouso,
often visiting several before finding a
vacant room.
LAYING PIPE RAPIDLY
Butler «v Company have 1 BOO feet of
pipe laid on their line up Lowell creek
to generate electrical power for their
new plant at the foot of Jefferson
>.. r»«t. The men are working steadily
and as the most ditlicult part is done
the entire line should he completed in
ion days, hairing accidents.
The pipe line is to be Tl!K) foet long,
from the |)owor house. Above the pipe
lino a few hundred feet of flume will
b laid to the point where the water is
to !>e diverted from Lowell creek. At
the lower end the pipe is 11 inches
in diameter. The next section is 12
inches ami the tubing is graduated, 15.
11, 15 and 1<» inches. Kach section
above the ll-inch link is 1250 feet long.
By the gradual reduction in diameter
i of the pipe increased pressure is
obtained. __
Steamship Oregon is due this morn
ing from Seattle with 111* men for the
railroad and a general cargo, including
| stet l.
CHANGE PUNS
FOR EXPOSITION
By Cable to theDally Gateway
Seattle, Nov. 11 The directors of
the Alaska-Yukon exposition decided
yesterday to make the fair a yeneral
northwestern event, to include not only
Alaska and British Yukon, hut the
l’ucitic Htutes, all the Northwest terri
tory and British ('olumbia, and that
I part of Asia adjacent to Alaska. The
l original purely Alaska idea was drop*
■ ped.
This chanye of ] troy ram was adopted i
i in order to onlaryr the scope of the ex
position and to avoid jealousies which
1 miyht arise from holdiny the fair in j
Seattle, and the inclusion of only the j
Klondike out of the whole British i
Nort Invest.
A to ley ram was received from the I
American consular nyent at Dawson;
conveviny yreet inys from the Yukon!
commissioners ami exprcssiny reyret
at theii* inability to arrive in time to
participate in the oryani/.ation.
(lodfrey Chealandcr stated that all
the rryions of Alaska which he visited
in the interest ol t lie ex posit ion in hisj
ree«m trip to the territory were en? j
thusiastic over the project. John II
1 luylics of Fairbanks assured t he direc- J
tors that tiie Tatiana would yive active 1
support to l lie exposit ion. (Ol. W.T.
IVrkins vouched for th*• hackiny of.
Nome ami Seward peninsula.
J. K. (’hilhery is heiny considered
for oresident of the exposition.
NOME MEN TURN
EVES 10 SEWARD
•'(,'uite a number of Nome prospect
or-. will come to Seward this winter to
'exploit the mineral resources eontigu?
ous to this town.” said L. F. Shaw, a
recent Nome arrival, soon alter he
came.
••The Nome country.” continued Mr.
Shaw, “is undoubtedly a wonderful
placer Held, but the individual miner
> hist giving way to the large eorpor
I ale operators, and the rocker and hand
sluicing method is yielding to the hy
draulic mode oi mining.
" The hardy prospector, with no re
source otic r than ; heave, determined
spirit, must sc. k pastures pew. and Ids
! attention is naturally drawn to this
section by reason of the Alaska Central
railroad, which w ill open up to him an
inviting liehi. known to contain valu
able mineral deposits, which have
hitherto lain dormant for lack of trans
portation facilities.
" Another thing that has a tendency
to disgust the legitimate miner with
i the Nome disti ic.is the uncertainty
u tit!. > to the claims, due primarily to
our absurd mining laws. No sooner
I does a miner make a rich strike than
i his troubles begin, lie meets almost
endless expensive litigation, which re
suits in leaving him broke, both in
money and spirit.
“The natural resources of this
country , timber and game, are such
■ a> to greatly assist he prospector. It
' requires very little money for a ‘grub
stake’ here. Nature has been bounte
ous in this regard. Another advanta
geous thing is all winter communion
|t ion w ith the outside and better mail
! facilities.
*• From the knowledge that I have
gained from many inquiries regarding
southwestern Alaska, 1 am frank to
say that I believe the prospector will
make no mistake in casting bis fortunes
in this section of Alaska.”
OPPOSE GOVERNMENT
CONTROL Of RATES
By Cable to the Daily Gateway
Washington, Nov. 15 Repre
sentatives of all the union orders of
railroad employes met here today. It
i> expected that they will take a stand
against the Kseh-Townsend railroad
rate bill which was passed by the last
House and will be introduced into the
present Congress, and which has the
support of President Roosevelt.
The bill proposes to give to the in
terstate commerce commission power
to regulate railroad freight rates. The
railroad men at the convention say
that this is antagonistic to their inter
ests as it would probably have the
result of reducing the wages of rail
road employes.
THE ALASKA TRANSFER
CHRISTIENSEN & LAUBNER. Proprietors
Pianos and Safes Moved St>ee'al
Give us your orders for Coal &. Wood
GcnCrSl r OrWBrdCfS PHONE MAIN Seward, Alaska
Northwestern Steamship Company
CARRYING U. S. MAIL AND EXPRESS
STKA MSI Ill’S ol'FKATHD: Victoria, Tacoma. Santa Clara, Santa Ana,
Fxcelsior. Dora, Iktrbara Hornster.
STKAMKIIS F< >H Seattle. Kayak, Valdez. Howard, Cook Inlet. Fnalaska,
Nome intermediate points and San Francisco. exclusive line to N. K
Siberian ports.
Express Steamer “SANTA tl AITA” Sails from Seattle for Seward and Va I -
dez, outside route, May ith and every 2n days thereafter.
Str. EXCELSIOR Leaves Seattle 1st of each month. Same trip as Santa
Ana, connectin«r at Seldovia with S. S. Neptune, etc. returning leave?,
Seward loth of each month.
Ste.im.ship "SANTA ANA" I .eaves Seattle With of each month for -funeau.
Kayak, Yakutat, KHetnar, Valdez. Seward. Sehjovia connecting at Sel
dovia with S. S. Neptune for all Cook li lei points returnimr. h ave-,
Seward 1st of each month.
S.tr "DORA" Leaves Valdez 2*th of each month for Seward. Ci ahiska,
Dutch Harbor, and all way points, returning, leaves Si ward aho.d 11th
of each mont h.
For transportrtion, berth reservations, freight, rates etc.
call on S. P. BROWN. A<,'t.. c. denial) lloiisi , Seward. Alaska.
d. F. TROWBRIDGE, Gcn'l Mgr. E. G. McMICKEN, Gen'l Pass, ano Ticket Agt
SEATTLE. WASH.
GENERAL OFFICES; 008 FIRST AVE.. SEATTLE,
STEAMERS
U
Sails from Seattle via. Juneau. 10th and l!~>th of each month
Sail? from Seward via. Juneau, sth a;.d L'lln*! ot ea •! montii.
Connecting with Steamers til Seldovia for all points on Cook Inlet
Passenger Service unexcelled
For Rapid Dtdivory of Freight and for Passenger Ratos aud Berth*
Apply to
JOHN J. McMANUS, Agt.
At Brown and Hawkin’s Store.
SEWARD.\ LASKA
San Kranci.seo <>Hice. Seattle Aifencv, lol First Ave. S
JlO Sansome St. (). J. Ill MI ‘UKI*A , Seatt le A .rt.
TEAL E-H ILLS
FURNITURE AND CARPET CO.
Seattle, AVashin/iott.
CARPETS AND STOVES
Address T L. LEW1TH. Alu'ku Representative
; T. H. F. & C. CO.
i All Mii'kans u'oini-'to S'attle o;i 1> i>
inees or other ptirpos an* cordially
invited to have their mail addressed to
themselves in cafe of the liutt,strati
Bureau of the Via l a Central Railway
Company. Lumber Exchange Riildimr.
Se»t’le*. Wash..and to mal; • lln ;r liead
I maulers at the Bureau while in that
, city
4 ALASKA CENTRAL RAILWAY CO.
BUD ClUIRCtl lit
PLACE Of TENT
He fore Sunday tin* Methodist tent
will he the Methodist church. All the
men w ho can work upon it are engaged
in making a comfortable frame struc
ture over the Mooring of lln tent, and
they expect to finish the job by tomor
row evening.
Karly in the week it was decided
that the lent must be made warmer
and given a roof which could hear a
heavy weight of snow. While plans
for the improvements were bring for
mulated Dr. Sleem suggested that the
society ought to have a complete frame
structure, and took upon himself the
task of raising the funds. Several car
penters volunteered to do tlx* work
without compensation and for two
days they have been busy.
PETROLEUM IN ALASKA
By Cable to the Daily Cateway
Washington, D. (’., Nov. l.> The
annual geological survey report states
that the past year’s investigations
have shown that valuable petroleum
fields undoubtedly exist at Coal bay,
I Copper river, Cape Yakataga and Con
troller bay in Alaska.
The report describes the seepage of
oil in all those regions to be strong,
indicating the existence of petroleum
in large quantities. Wherever the oil
veins have been tapped a big flow has
been secured, and gas bubbles show
| strong indications if both oil and gas.
DR. C. T. DAGGETT
DENTiST
s K. <'or. I’uurth and Washington st.
SK WARD - - ALASKA
DR. C. L. HALE
DENTIST
Over Drown A* Hawkins* store
SLAVA 111) - - - ALASKA
■Mwnr^Mur *+• ■- — - -» —
C. H. G! BBC NS, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon
Otlice and K'-sidenee Carstens Build
in*'. Fourth avenue.
OlMeo Hours 2 to t p. m., and win
ever not otherwise engaged.
H. H. HILDRETH
NOTARY PUSLIC
and Conveyances
Abstracts of T'tk* to mining at u
property furnished Examination aiui
report' made on any property.
SKWARD - - ALASKA
CECIL H. CLEGG
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW
Fourth Avenue, - Seward, Aka.
E. R. GRAY
NOTARY PI I5LIC
SEWARD - - ALASKA
O. LASCY
l!. S. DEP. MINERAI and IAN!)
SURVEYOR fOR THE OISIRICI Of UVSSU
Civil Engineer, and Land and Min
ing Attorney. Address Seldovia.
Alaska, or in care of Mail Agent.
Steamer Dora. _
FRANK H. LASCY
U. S. MINERAL and LAND
Surveyor for the District of Alaska
and NOTARY PUBLIC
A eld res: Seldovyi, < ,'ook Inlet. Alaska
or care Mail Ajrent, Steamer Dora

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