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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-class matter September 2, 191 •* at the postof/ice at
Seward, Alaska, under the act of March 3, 1879.
One year, in advance...-.-.—-.-.-.-...$10.00
Pif month, delivered-....-.—... 1.00
Ihe Alaska Weekly Post, by mail....-..-.-.-.*. 3.00
AWAKE AT LAST
America is arousing from her
lethargy of contentedness to the real
ization that nations are never wafted
on to glory in flowery beds of ease.
Our “place in the sun” is not so
secure that we can go about the pur
suits of pleasure alone, nor can \\»
devote all our energies to betterments
Those who climb must prove their
fitness to retain their gains or their sj
is the career of a skyrocket.
THEY LOOK AFTER THEIR OWN;
Other departments in Uncle Sam’s
government might learn a lesson in
humanity by watching his railroad
builders. Outside the army and navy
and life guard service, employees of
the government often have cause to
complain of the treatment accorded
when they are ill.
Hut not on his railroad.
The Alaskan Engineering commis
sion has gathered about it for the
most part a crew of trained engi
neers, experienced in railroad build
ing. They know its trails, hardships
and dangers. The strong man of to
day is the invalid of tomorrow be
cause of exposure in the line of his
duty, and the active trainman is al
ways in danger.
So there is no red tape to unwind
or quibbling so far as the chiefs are
concerned when it comes to the care
of faithful employees, ill or injured
while in the service.
A WARNING Oi l OK THE WEST
Those three Jap battleships slipping;
in past Cape Flattery yesterday
morning spoke volumes to those who
cared to listen.
Our boasted bulwark ot the seas has
The oft repeated claim that no
country in Asia or Europe could risk
sending a force over seas to battle at
our gates has gone glimmering with
the fleet submarine, capable of '>,000
miles cruising radius, and the vast
fleets of battle craft and their tenders.
The three came silently, unherald
ed until they were sighted off the
There might have been thirty-three
%uth a fleet of transports carrying
100,000 men, for no one knows how
many thousands the Japanese fleets
have convoyed from hast to W est in
this war. And we on the western
continent knew not a word until long
after ^he embattled hosts had landed
at the Dardanelles. Salonica or in
RUMOR AND THE “LEAK”
The testimony in the “leak” investi
gaiton in Washington recalls a verse
of recent vintage. It runs something
Absolute knowledge have I none;
Hut my sister's charwoman said
Had seen a nursemaid on the
Who heard a policeman on his
Say that his nephew had a friend
Who knew when the war is going
Lawson heard a woman (now miss
ing) say that some one had told her
Tumulty “got his bit.” That is about
as direct as any of the testimony thus
far rung into the jamboree. Of
course, the main thing is to get at the
leak. It is a heinous thing for any
public official to profit by the secrets
of his official knowledge while the
rest of us can’t because we don’t,
know. The antiquity of the practice
shouldn’t be allowed to blind us to <te
cency. We shouldn’t let custom be
guile us into inattentive abandonment
of the ideal. If the brass band can
find the leak, let the blatant organi
zation proceed with its chords,
quavers and crescendos.
But we have the idea that if the
committee that professes to be look
ing for the leak was is dead earnest
it might by this time have found
something resembling materialism
and relevancy had its hearings been
held behind closed doors. Inasmuch,
however, as its purposes apparently
are to create a passing fancy to
please the superficial senses, the
is just the thing. It pleases the poli
ticians and perhaps it is not distaste
ful, though he protests, to Mr. Law
son, whose predilections for open- air
balconies well elevated, megaphones
and phosphorescing have an interna
Thus far scarcely a shred of testi
mony lit for a country justice to try
a sheep-killing dog on has been re
vealed. But the case is valuable as
an example of that upon which the
majority of men act in their daily af
fairs and nearly always in their poli
tical duties—namely, rumor. And the
more libelous it is the better its score
as a ten-striker. Absolute knowledge
would make a perfect world, but with
out rumor it would be a drably dull
one. A rumorless world would be
a humorless one and without the lie
well, without the lie, vanity would
shrivel away and leave us nothing
whatever at which to laugh, and life
indeed would be a desolate monotony.
Mrs. W. W. Butts arrived Monday
evening from an extended stay in An
A successful result of getting fired
from your job can be attained the
r.'\t time you come late by answer
ing the boss’ “What are you late
tor?” with this clever retort, “For
Long distance taiejmon© Dootb at
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
The M iners’' Store
Frank J. Cotter
FORTY ROOMS-OUT OF FIRE ZONE
J. 0. PATTON, Prop.
Kates by Day or Month
Well Lighted and Heated
OAKLAND. — (Special) — Mrs.
Maury I. Diggs, who as Marsha War
rington, was introduced to the world
as the girl Maury Diggs took to Reno,
Nevada, for which he and F. D. Cami
netti were convicted of white slavery,
has spoken for the first time since the
supreme court confirmed the superior
court conviction of her husband.
“We are defenseless before this
sentence," Mrs. Diggs said in her
statement. “If infractions of thei
moral code were punishable with
prison terms, we would accept this j
judgment as eminently just. We do
not wish to make any extenuation of
our mistake, but we are not punished
for the act which we have confessed.
My husband is punished for a crime,
he did not commit. He Is not now,]
ami he never was, a white slaver. We j
were of age and we went for reasons
not immoral. There was no compul
“We do not think we have been;
given an equal chance. The sentence
carried out at this late day can bene
fit no one. We are already broken
in fortune and reputation, in family,
in spirit. From this punishment there
is no escape. And .it is enough.’
Diggs and wife have been living
quietly and happily in this city.
Cheer Up Folks
THERK'3 MORE IN THE KITCHEN
Say Jones: “Miss Rocks is quite a
She wears her frocks extremely well.”
“I didn’t know it,” Brown confessed;
“I never saw her save undressed.”
Deal- reader, don’t give way to
Brown was the lady’s osteopath!
Cecil's Raging Toothache
Cecil was suffering from a tooth
ache, and his mother was endeavoring
to calm him preparatory to the neces
sary visit to the dentist.
“You’ll be a brave boy and have it
out, won’t you, dear?” she pleaded,
i “It won’t hurt much, and then the
ache will be over.”
But the unhappy child continued to*
howl his protests. Then his brother,
one year older, came to his mother’s
“Aw, go on and have it out,” he
said. “What’s the matter with yeh ?
Don’t you know it’ll be one less to
Reports have been received from
Anchorage thut 13 young men living
there are now wearing celluloid col
lars because of the increased cost of
This upsets the prevailing idea that
everyone in that section always did
wear celluloid collars.
Efficiency decreases as fatigue in
The Town of Seward offers for sale
Lot 38 in Block 14, and the building
thereon for the sum of $1,000.00. The
size of said building is 24 by 30 feet
and has a furnace for heating.
Terms of sale, one-third down, one
third in#six months and balance in
one year, 8 per cet interest on all de
ferred payments. For further par
| ticulars see
O. H. FOEHLMANN,
Corner Sixth Avenue and
W. H. LINDIG
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Open Day and Night
Phone Madison 82
Excells In Good Bakery Goods
Give Them a Trial
ON OLD JOD
■ ■ ■ —
Haul Little Cars on Moun
WITH THE FRENCH ARMIES IN
THE VOSGES, Jan. 18. — With the
return of heavy snow in the Vosges
mountains, Alaskan dog teams today
are vying with the automobile drivers
the American Ambulance Corpsj
and the members of the Norwegian,
Red Cross Ski Corps for the honor |
of bringing in the greatest number of j
The French engineers are famous
for their construction of tiny, narrow
gauge railways and all the mountain
peaks and ridges of Vosges, now oe
cupied by the French, are lined with
these. Over them a car runs with
ease, and eleven dogs hitched to one
of the narrow gauge trucks carrytng
a ton of material dash along with an
the same rpllicking boisterousness
with which they draw sleds.
(Hauling cars on the railway at
Nome and on the old Alaska North
ern, was a regular stunt for many ot
these dogs before the long journey to
On the sheltered sides of the Vosges
immense kennels have been built for
the dogs, each capable of housing one
Have Many Dogs Now
The first shipment of sled dog*
brought to the Vosges from Alaska
numbered about 100. These have bred
| and multiplied so rapidly that b ranee
j now has at her disposal more than
I one thousand dogs, with sleds and
material necessary for performing an
incredible amount of transport service
in the snow-clad altitudes of the
It is principally in the Vosges that
the members of the American Am
bulance Corps have been assigned to
duty. Their light, speedy cars not
only enable them to scale all the
peaks on which roads have been built,
but even to leave the roads them
selves in the direction of first line
trenches for the purpose of picking
up the wounded.
Can Go in Worse Places
In these Alpine regions, however,
there are hundreds of places which
even the light American cars with
their fearless drivers cannot reach
and it is in these districts that the Al
askan dog teams and the Norwegian
Red CroSs Ski Corps come in for the
bulk of the work. The Norwegian
Ski Corps, fully equipped for field
ambulance work, volunteered its ser
vice to France, the same as the
American Ambulance Corps, and al
ready has done valiant strvico.
The Alaskan dog service was
thought out and organized by the
French army itself, which sent ex
perts to Alaska, Labrador and Can
ada to purchase the dogs.
Ambulance work is only a small
part of the duties assigned the dogs.
They do a considerable part of the
transport service. They carry muni
tions, food and water to all parts of
the line with ease.
Two furnished rooms with hot and
cold water, VAN GILDETR BUILD
ING. Apply Mr. van Gilder. 1-20-tf
Removal sale now on at the Bazaar.
Sundays—Communion Mass at 8:80,
Mass and sermon at 10:80 a. m. Sun
day school after mass. Rosary, in
struction and benediction at 7:80 p.
m. Week days—Daily mass at 7:30.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL STOCK
HOLDERS MEETING OF THE
POST PUBLISHING CO.
Notice is hereby given for a special
meeting of the stockholders of the
Post Publishing company, a corpora
tion at Seward, that a special meet
ing will be held in the office of the
Post Publishing company on Feo
ruary 7th, for the purpose of selling
the assets of the Post Publishing com
pany paying off its liabilities with the
proceeds and dissolving said corpora
The calling of this meeting has
been authorized by the board of di
rectors under the bylaws of the cor
R. G. CHAMBERS, Sec.-Treas.
Date of first pub., Jan. 24th.
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NORTHWESTERN sails Feb. 11
MARIPOSA will sail Feb. 8.
Seattle Sailing of 8th, connects with Dora to West
Right reserved to change this schedule without
F. B. TRACY, A. H. McDONALD,
General Agent. Agent.
Sailings from Seattle to Seward and way ports 10th, 20th and
30th of each month.
Admiral Evans, Januury 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 Sun Francisco to Los Angeles daily ex
cept Sunday. Sun Francisco to Sun Diego, Monduys, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Steamers Harvard, Yale, President, Governor. Admiral Schley. Admiral Dewey.
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WAYNE BLUE, Agent, Seward, Alaska.
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Women of Seward
Attention is directed to our
present showing of
in the various favored baterials
for early Spring wear. Also an
exhibit of Novelty Sweaters,
Caps and Scarfs.
HALETTT & SCOTT
Seward Saw Mill Co
A. F. RASMUSSEN, Prop.
Good Rough Lumber of all
kinds $26.00 and up per
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