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^OR SALE
Ad eight horsepower Pelton water
wheel, never been used. Juat the
thing for a small mining plant or
electric generator. Inquire at the
Post. tf
FOR RENT
For rent two-room furnished house
$1', per month. See Dougherty A
Stewart.
FOR RENT—Furnished apartment.
See Mrs. Cooper, Fifth avenue.
Small house, cheap rent. Madison 44.
The Carstens Packing. Co,
Wholesale and Retail
Beef, Pork, Veal, Mutton. Poultry,
l.ard. Hams and Bacon.
Butter and Eggs
Orders front the Westward and Cook
Inlet Given Careful Attention.
* BROADWAY AVE. SEWARD
Charles Crawford
(Jeneral Blacksmith
Horseshoeing
Wheel wrighting
Corner Sixth Avenue and
Railway Avenue
SEWARl), ALASKA
Seward Saw Mill Co
A. F. RASMl'SSKN. Prop.
Good Rough Lumber of all
kind* $26.00 and up per
thousand, delivered.
Telephone Kenai 2
PIONEER
HOTEL
F. B. CANNON. l*r«p.
Headquarters foi the
Prospector, Miner and
Farmer
KNIK • • - ALASKA
The Broadway Barbershop
I For Courtesy and
Sanitation
Clean steam towel for f
each customer. I,
S. L. COLWELL
WINTER WEAR FOR MEN
New Location
Brosiust & Noon Building.
Washington Street
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For a (iood Haircut go to
JUNTE
Broadway Near Adams
DOUGHERTY & ROMIG
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Houses for Rent Rents Collected
Lots for Sale Large Listing
1 Slone Red 147 Seward. Alaska
‘Anderson & Nelson
THE
TERMINAL
RAINIER BEER
BEST BRANDS Of CIGARS
Try Us Once, then You be the Judge
The Seward News Company
GEORGE PHELPS
Booksellers, Newsdealers and Stationers
MOVIE CHIEFS OE NORTH TELL
ABOUT ALASKAN PICTURE SHOWS
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An interesting account of the mo
tion picture business in \!askr is con
tained in a recent copy of the Motion
Picture World, from which the follow
ing excerpts are printed, telling how
[ the problem of bringing the greatest
features to the territory was solved.
The picture theatres of northwest
ern and central Alaska have the best
service of any on the continent!
“We have Paramount, Triangle, I
Fox. Metro, World, Pathe, Big Four]
and Mutual Masterpieces; and we
change every night,” said W. F. (.ode,
of the Alaska Stream theatre, Nome,
Alaska.
“‘Civilization' was put on in l air
banks, Alaska, before it was in Spo
kane. Washington.”
“On the last boat that left here for
northern Alaska 1 sent 1.000 reels,!
and they won't come back untit
spring. You see, A. K. 1 home, A. K.,
Lath top and l have formed a com-!
bine called the Alaska Feature Film j
company. Mr. Lathrop owns theatres
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in Anchorage, siewaru. > aimv. .»«»u
Cordova. Thorne owns the Thorne in
Fail banks. We formed the film com-,
puny for the primary purpose of get-!
ting films for ourselves, but we do ■
rent them to the few other houses in
our territory. Now we get the films ^
we want. If we can’t return them we
buy them, but we seldom ever have to
do that. The exchange manager who
wouldn't begin to talk business with
us when we wanted two or three
features to take to Alaska for the
winter finds his subject intensely in
teresting when he learns we are ask
ing for 25 or 50 features now. Of
course, we don’t have to lay in such
a supply in summer. We have regu
lar boat service then.”
“Where are some of the theatres lo
cated that don’t belong to you or your
partners ?”
“There’s one here at St. Michaels,
he said, pointing out the town on the
map. “St. Michaels is an army }>ost,
exchange. Then there’s another at
exchange. Then ther’s another at
Candle, which is farther north than
any other picture show in the world.
Candle is 204 miles northeast of
Nome, and it is between the two
towns that the famous Alaska sweep
stakes are run by dog teams. All the
film carried to Candle in the wintei
goes by dog train. There are just
about 150 people in the town and the
show is run by some merchants who
don’t care whether they make any
money on it or not. What tliev want
is u picture show twice a week, ann,
they are going to have it. |
“They wanted to run ‘Tillie’s Pune- (
tured Romance’ this Christmas and 1
wanted to send the picture to another j
town, so 1 put what I considered a
prohibitive price on it; but they took t
it anyhow, and in order not to lose
money on it they are going to ask
$2.50 and $5.00 a seat. And they’ll
get it, too. Once when they were run
ning the same show for three consec
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Seward
Grill Proprietor
t )|>en Day and Niyht
Phone Adams 111*
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Service- Cleanliness
Private Boxes for Ladies or Parties
.Seward Steam Laundry !
HAKRV KAWABK. Prop.
Fifth Avenue Phone Main 157 ,
Best of Work—Latest Machinery
Work Delivered in 24 hours
Extra Charge

Rough Dry 10c a pound with flat
work finish.
Cleaning and Pressing
_ i
JOE RENO j
MILE 75 ROADHOUSE
GENEPAL MERCHANDISE
GIRDWOOD
Everything for Dog Muehers
and Travelers
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Best Roadhouse on the Line
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uti\e nights I asked them what their
receipts were for the first night.
“Seventy-nine dollars and seventy
live cents,” answered the manager.
‘And for the second night,” 1 contin
ued. “The same amount.” ‘And for
the third night?' “The same amount.’
‘The same every night?' ‘Exactly,’
he answered. ‘But you charge $1 for
adult* and 50 cents for children.?
Where did you get the 75 cents?’
“‘Well,’ he replied, ‘Mrs. Johnson
brought her two months old baby
with her, and 1 charged her two bits
for him.’”
i
X. 1). Gross’ Coliseum in Juneau
seats 1,000, is new, and is the finest
theatre in Alaska. There is even an
incline instead of stej>s leading to the
balcony, and the finishing touch, ac
cording to Mr. Gross, is the pair of
canary birds that begin to sing as,
soon as the fountain begins to run ■
and the music to play, and they never
stop until all the lights are out for
the night. He is not very enthusiastic
about his balcony, though. In spite of
the fact that it is architecturally well
*
planned for a theatre no says that no
one except natives will go up there,
even if they have to stand and wait!
below. Mr. Code came forward ‘with
an explanation for that, however.
“It’s because the natives go up
there, Gross,” he said. “Why before
1 had a balcony iu my theatre, when
the natives used to sit in the last few
rows the people would hold their nos
es as they passed. You know the>
wear those oilskins, and the smell is
something awful. Now 1 send the na
tives up in the gallery and fan per
f une in the front of the house, while j
a big suction fan draws all the had air j
and smells out at the back. In my
new theatre 1 am having built a small,
raised balcony at one end of the reg-1
ular balcony with a separate entrance!
to it from the outside. 1 am going to I
send the natives up there.”
Having told us what they could of |
the business of today these two pio- j
ncers became reminiscent. Mr. Gross
has been in Alaska 19 years, going
first to Dawson. He preceded Mr. j
Code by two years, but the latter beat
him into the motion picture field,
having been an exhibitor for nine
years. He began, he said, when Miles
Brothers, the first exchange on the
coast, were operating in San Fran
cisco.
“Those were the day’s,” he explain
ed,” when you had to buy a film out
right, and pay from $125 to $175 for
it. And by the time you had spent
six or seven hundred dollars getting
HOUSEWIVES ARE
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CRESCENT BAKING
POWDER
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It is the accepted ingredient in
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i
thousands of
homes. You, too,
will be delighted \
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with the very
first trial.
Ask your grocer—1 lb. 25c
Crescent Mfg. Co., Seattle, Wn.
LOYAL ORDER of MOOSE
Meets every Friday night at 8 o’clock
in A. B. Hall
M. A. HORNER, Dictator
F. R. BIGFORD, Secretary
Hotel Steward
Zbindan Bros. Prop.
Comfort and Hospitality at
Moderate Cost.
511 Third Ave. Seattle Wash.
D. C. BRYANT
Taxidermist - Tanner • Rugmaker
25 years practical experience
Animals, Heads, Birds, Fish set up
*i«turaily and artistically
£132 Westlak** Ave. Seattle
ANTON JOHANSEN
Seldovia, Alaska
First-class merchandise at rea
sonable prices, prompt service.
your show, even though you did
charge $1 and $1.50 admission, you
didn’t muke anything on it. Unless
a man hud some other source of in
come in those days he soon went
broke in the picture business."
All-Alaska News
Fairbanks has a juvenile hand.
The schooner Comet arrived in Pe- ]
tersburg recently with a catch of 90,- |
000 pounds of halibut.
George Hall, one of the pioneers
of Nome, died suddenly at that place
recently of heart trouble.
I
John Finlay son, discoverer of a
lake and river in the Yukon territory,
died at Wrangell recently.
Governor J. F. A. Strong will leave
for Washington, 1). C., shortly after
the meeting of the canvassing board.
j
Michael Powers, a pioneer of the
Klondike and Alaska, died recently in
the Flat hospital, Iditarod, from tuD
erculosis, at the age of tifty.
i
The women of Nome are agitating
for the admission of women to the
Alaska Pitoneers’ home at Sitka.
* i
In the District Court for the First!
division Judge Jennings recently
handed down a decision to the effect
that homesteaders had no right to
claim the water frontage or tideland
section adjacent to their ground un
less they actually needed the same as;
a means of egress or ingress.
WHY NOT trade at The Bazaar.
It saves you money.
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FORFEITURE—NOTICE
To A. F. SPRAGUE, YOUR HEIRS'
AND ASSIGNS.
\ our are hereby notified and will
take notice that 1, the subscriber, J.
C. Gilpatrick, have expended during
the year A. I)., 1916, the sum of One
hundred ($100.00) dollars in labor and
improvements upon each of the fol
lowing described mining claims, to-:
wit: “MEAT IN THE POT/’!
“CLARA,” “OLYMPIA,” “SUMMIT,”
“LISBON” and “HATTY,” all of j
which said claims are situated and lie;
in the Moose Pass Mining District, i
Kenai Recording District, Third Judi
cial Division, Territory of Alaska. The j
notices of location thereof are of I
record in Book One of Locations, at j
pages 132 and 133, and Book 5 of Lo
cations at pages 45, 46 and 84 in the;
office of the United States Commis-j
sioner and District Recorder for Ke-1
nai Recording District and Precinct,;
at the Town of Seward, Territory of
Alaska, to which book and pages ref
erence is hereby made for a more par
ticular description of said claim. Said
expenditures were made for the pur
pose of holding possessory rights and
title to said mining claims under the
provisions of section twenty-three
hundred and twenty-four of the Re-1
vised Statutes of the United States
and the amendments thereto and the
Session Laws of the Territory of Al- i
aska, providing for the annual labor
upon mining claims, said amounts be
ing the sums required in each instance j
to hold said mining claims during the
period ending the thirty-first day of,
December, 1916.
If you fail and refuse or fail or re-1
fuse within ninety (90) days from the |
personal service of this notice, if per-1
sonal service be had, or within ninety ]
(90) days after the publication of this j
notice, to contribute your proportion
of such expenditure as a co-owner,
your proportion being in the total the
sum of Tw.o hundred and eight dol
lars and thirty-two ($208.32) cents,'
made up of the following amounts, to
wit: ‘MEAT IN THE POT,” $50.00,.
“CLARA”, $25.00, “OLYMPIA.”
$33.33, “SUMMIT,” $33.33, “LIS
BON,” $3.9,33, and “HATTIE”,
$33.33, your respective interests in
and to said mining claims, and each
and every one of them, will become i
the property of the subscriber, who is
your co-owner, and who has made the j
expenditures and improvements as i
above mentioned on said mining j
claims, and each and every one of
them, pursuant to the provisions of
the said statute and the said Session
Laws.
J. C. GILPATRICK.
First publication, Feb. 2, 1917.
Last publication, April 27, 1917.
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EQUITABLE
LIFE ASSURANCE SOC’TY
of the United States
It A. GKIER. Rkprkskntativk
Seward. Alaska
BRICK LAYING
Plastering and Cement Work
Fire box lming, Machinery bases
HARRY LEYTON
MILE 40 ROADHOUSE
G. W. ADAMS, Proprietor
Dog Mushers Made Comfortable
All freight and express forwarded
from end of ateeL
C.W. PALMER
KNIK, ALASKA
SOME OF OUR SPECIALTIES:
WELLMAN CANNED GOODS TIP TOP EGGS
MARSHFIELD CHEESE
RED CLOVER BUTTER SPERRY’S FLOURS
AND A FULL LINE OF
HARDWARE
Stoves, Hay and Feed
No Better Goods Can Be Bought At Any Price
G. W. PALMER, KNIK, ALASKA
The Coleman Hotel
GEORGE SEXTON. Proprietor
Most Comfortable
Hotel in the City
Local and Long Distance Phones
Modern Bath Rooms Rates Reasonable
SEWARD WATER and POWER COMPANY
w
JOHN A. NELSON, Manager
Office- Bank of SoWard Building
SEWARD ALASKA
TOCO CAFE
Commerce Cafe Bldg.
JACK U. TOGO
Proprietor
Open Day and Night
Tray Order Quick Service
Private Boxes
for ladies or parties.
Phone Adams 52
THE KEY
HOT and COLD
DRINKS
—at—
A THE
PHONE MATHISON 115
AUGUSTINE & KYER CANDIES
A fresh supply arrived on last boat, also a big shipment of
EL FIRMA CIGARS
Clear Havana. Special attention given mail and phone orders.
SEWARD DRUG COMPANY
Successors to The Alaska Pharmacy
Open
Day
and
Night

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