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and THE ALASKA EVENING POST. Published Daily Except Sunday by The Gateway Publishing Company. R. G. CHAMBERS, Business Manager. E. 0. SAWYER, Jr., Editor. Published Daily Except on Sundays and Holidays. Entered as second-clas9 matter September 2, 191; at the postoffice at Seward, Alaska, under the act of March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES . One year, in advance.-.i Per month, delivered.... Ihe Alaska Weekly Post by mail...-.. 3 00 ■ - L . .-: A LITTLE FROSTY Seward is experiencing the coldest weather of the year today. Not only the coldest of this year, but sever al degrees colder than the cold snap ot ordinary winters. Seldom do thermometers in the business section show low-i or than six below zero but there was no doubt about its being ten below even in the warmest sections ol town this morning. Even the “banana belt thermometer” in front of the drug store showed eight below and it was guar anteed not to go below zero. In the northern suburbs and out along the line it has been extremely chilly, and little old Mile 29 took the palm away from Mile 34 for the cold est spot on the peninsula yesterday, when the mercury stood at 52 below. ALASKA’S SHOWING FOR THE YEAR i Exceeding a total of 8110,000,000 for the calendar i year ended December 81, 1910, the total commerce of Al aska is still soaring. The year just ended is the first twelve month period, either fiscal or calendar, that the total has reached 8100.000,000, and it is a remarkable showing, not only in the tremendous increases over 1915,; 1914 and 1913, but in view of the fact that the total for! 1910 is more than fifteen times the amount the Unitedj States paid Russia for Alaska in 1808, thus proving for all! time that Seward's “icebox’’ is some producer. The figures for 1910 calendar year were arrived at by; taking valuations as announced by 1. S. customs officials, covering the products of Alaska shipped south and the value of merchandise and equipment shipped north. Of the segregated items, the value of copper comes first, which will be represented by a total of very nearly $40,000,000. Second in importance will be the valuation of the products of fisheries, reaching a total almost of $19, 000,000, and third, the gold production, which will be about normal, or near $1(5,000,000. In northbound shipments, iron, steel and manufact ures of these products rank first, with a valuation of more than $7,000,000, this being accounted for in the great min eral and railroad development now going on in the north. There is not the slightest doubt hut that the year 1917 will show an increase over the figures for this year as min eral, agricultural and railroad development are now go ing on in a systematic manner throughout the territory, and the building of the government railroad will open up a vast mineral and some agricultural areas.—(Cordova Times.) THE MAELSTROM Now is the time for man and woman living under the American flag to remember that the United States is a neutral power in regard to this world war, and to read again the president’s proclamation, urging us to avoid any act which might embitter. It is apparent that this war is about to assume a more dreadful phase. The fight is to be to the death, and peo ples struggling for their place in the world know no law but might in the last analysis. What matters the rules of war to the soldier who has Of Importance to Men We want you to know that our whole attention is given to selecting merchandise of higher quality that our many customers may be sure of complete satisfaction when dealing with us. EVERYTHING you will need in the clothing line can be found in the complete stock we have selected for you and THE PRICES ARE RIGHT—WHY GO ELSEWHERE. The Miners' Store Frank J. Cotter A HOTEL SEWARD FORTY ROOMS-OUT OF FIRE ZONE J. 0. PATTON, Prop. Rates by Day or Month Modem Conveniences Well Lighted and Heated PEACE AND PROSPERITY. ___ - — ■ — ■ I’M NOT WORRYING! boon bayoneted in the thigh and is trying to kill his ad versary before the dreaded two feet of steel can be driven home again into his vitals? Can the bomb thrower listen to the supplication for mercy fro mthe man who is down, when three feet away another propped on iiis elbow is pot ting at him with an automatic? What can the “liquid fire thrower do to save the wounded from burning to death when a charge of the living is hurled at his position across the held where they lie—Nothing! He must roast all he can reach, or lose his own life and possibly the battle. War is frightful and carnage run riot — and only tiiose who can, survive. We as a nation have several alternatives; If we don’t like what one side is doing we can dip in on behalf of the other—and pay the price. _ If we determine to keep out of the struggle we can let our merchantmen take their own chances in running ine blockades maintained by both sides. _ If there is danger of all our merchantmen being lost in blockade running we can refuse to allow American bot toms to clear for blockaded ports, and let the warring countries do their own sea hauling. Or we can ldt her go as she looks, taking such pre cautions as are possible and make the best of it. One thing is certain. The war is so nearly world wide, that all of the neutrals together cannot enforce their edicts against both sides at once. The situation presents so many dreaded possibilities, however, that the best men of the nation are giving it their cloest attention, and it is mete that the rest of us should “Lose wild tongues that hold not Thee in aw.” THE WORLD’S GOLD Before the outbreak of the war the greatest single aggregation of gold was in the bank ol Russift, valued at $600,000,000. The next largest aggregation was in the Denver sub-treasury—value $500,000,000. At that time the United States had more gold than both Russia and France. It had more gold than the combined nations of Great Britain, Germany, Austria and Italy. American experts estimate that the world’s supply of gold is valued at $8,000,000,000. Of this approximately, $2,000,000,000, has been used in industry, leaving $6,000, 000,000 in the vaults of the various governments, and of this amount today the United States possesses approxi mately two-fifths. UNIFORM OF U. S. NAVY MEN MUST BE ACCORDED RESPECT I NEW YOKE.—Respect must be ac corded the uniform of the American sailor equal to that given to the civi lian’s clothes, the Brooklyn court of I special sessions held today in decid ing that Henry Traub, lessee of a Brooklyn theatre, had no right to ex clude Adolph Gottman, a sailor on the battleship Arkansas. Traub wa* fin ed $250. Thomas F. Cuff, United States assistant district attorney, ! prosecuted Traub at the request of the navy authorities. BUTTE PAYROLL FOR MONTH REACHES I $2,509,000 MARK BUTTE.—The December payroll of the Butte mining companies was the largest in history, the total for all mines aggregating $2,509,000. Min- j ___I JUST TO REMIND YOU -of Union Pacific System Through Cars between SEATTLE and Chicago Kansas City. Denver San Francisco. Los Angeles Direct Connections for all points East via the Famous COLUMBIA RIVER ROUTE. Trains protected all the way —all the time by Automatic Electric “Safety” Signals. H. L. HUDSON. A. G. F. & P. A. SEATTLE ers are being paid $4.75 per day. All lines of labor in the city and district here paid the total of $4,500,00 in wages for December. WE WANT TO HEAR from you if you have any cans; for dissatisfaction with our confectionery service. Point to the candy that at tracts you. It will surely prove en tirely satisfactory, no matter which \ariety or mixture you select Give us a trial. CANDY PICTURES BOOKS PIPES KODAKS CIGARS CIGARETTES TOBACCO STATIONERY HETTELS The Home of the Kodak Broadway Ave. Phone, Madison 119. The RAINIER BUFFET Ashland Block, corner of Broadway and Railroad Ave. WINES, LIQUORS, CIGARS, ETC. The House of Good Service. Quality Goods Our Motto. Ns* • S' —Hodge in SfRJkane Spokesman-Review. Mining Notes Ihe Mother Lode Mining Company shipped three cars of ore recently and, have twelve more loaded at their j platform at McCarthy awaiting cars | to move it and will bring in two or | three a week regularly. They have j over four hundred tons in bunkers at the mine and the mine is producing high grade ore faster than the hunk ers can handle it and as to the milling ore, there seems to be no end to it. The writer visited this mine recently for the first time, and it looks like an other Bonanza. They are working on | the same mountain and the same lead.; Wm. Longley has taken a contract to handle the freight of the Dan creek mining company this spring and will begin to move the supplies j from McCarthy late this month. Preliminary estimates by D. F.1 i Hewett, of the United States Geologi-I cal Survey Department of the Inter-J ior, show that tiie production of. manganese ore in 1916 was about 27,-: 000 tons, the greatest since 1888 and 4 nearly three times that in 1915, which was 9,709 tons. The estimate does not include manganiferous iron ores t what contain Jess than 40 per cent of manganese, but it is very probable that the production of ores of this class also was much greater than in 1915. This output has come largely form seven states, and the order in production will probably prove to be as follows: California, Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Virginia, Utah, Colorado. This order is interesting, because this is the first year in which a Western State remote from the steel-producing centers has contribut ed the largest amount of manganese ore. The activity among manganese mines in California is due largely to the market for ores provided by the Xoble Electric Steel Co. at Heroult The prices paid for manganese ore adapted to the manufacture of ferro manganese rose from a maximum of $22.50 for 50 per cent ore in 1915 to $22.50 in March, 1916. Ore adapted to the manufacture of dry batteries, (containing 80 per cent of manganese f dioxide and less than 1 per cent of iron) continues to sell for about $R5 a ton. MINISTER SAYS PEOPLE WILL NOT VOTE “BONE DRY” I SPOKANE. — Rev. William* C Hicks, head of All Saints’ Episcopal cathedral, in his sermon Sunday night said he believed that the people of the state would not vote the state bone-dry if the question were to be brought to a vote right now. A. J. Col low, who was admitted to the Morningside Sanitarium from Valdez in November, 1914, was re-J cently discharged from the institution and given over into the keeping of friends who took him to Russia. | Long distance teieplione Dootb at The Branch. PROFESSIONAL J. H. ROMIG, M. I). Office on Broadway Residence Third Ave. Phones: Office, Adams 9!J; Residence, Adams 48. L. R. C. P. & L. R. C. S. Kdinburgh. L. F. P. & Glasgow. J. M. SIOAN, M. 0., C. M. OVER GATEWAY Office Hours, I to 3 and 7 to 8 P. M. Pokmuhi.y or Nome. DR. 0. J. KEATING DENTIST Office over Hours: Bank of Seward 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. Phone: Office. Mad. 7G; Res., Mad. r>8 DR. CHARLES DAGGETT DENTIL OFFICES Stull Building Office Phone Residence Phone Adams 111 Mudison 44 LEON C. BOOKER ATTORNEY AT LAW Bank of Seward Building Phone Madison S4 ROBERT SIMPSON Juneau, Ala>ka Glasses Fitted Lenses Ground Special Reduced Prices on all Goods GEORGE ajfffiLt# St WARD. ALASKA Women of Seward Attention is directed to our present showing of NEW WAISTS in the various favored baterials for early Spring wear. Also an exhibit of Novelty Sweaters, Caps and Scarfs. ItALLETT & SCOTT PLACE your orders with us and play safe. Don’t experiment. Printing, Paper Ruling, Loose Leaf and Blank Book Making— under one roof, one manage ment, one responsibility. TRICK & MURRAY Printers and Stationers 83 Columbia St. Seattle ALASKA COMPANY *spftO SEATTLE SAILINGS NORTHWESTERN sails Feb. 11 “ MARIPOSA will sail Feb. 8. Seattle Sailing of 8th, connects with Dora to West ward. Right reserved to change this schedule without notice. F. B. TRACY, A. H. McDONALD, General Agent. Agent. PACIFIC STEAMSHIP COMPANY ADMIRAL LINE Sailings from Seattle to Seward and way ports 10th, ‘20th and 30th of each month. i Admiral Evans, January 24; Admiral Watson, February 3; Ad miral Evans, February 15. Sailings from Seattle to California, Mondays, Fridays and Sat urdays—Steamers President, Governor, Queen, Admiral Schley, Ad miral Dewey. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ROUTE—San Francisco to Los Angeles daily ex cept Sunday. San Franciaco to San Diego, Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Steamers Harvard, Yale, President, Governor, Admiral Schley, Admiral Dewey. For full particulars address, WAYNE BLUE, Agent, Seward, Alaska.