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GONE IS FIRST ARMY OF MONS;
FEW SURVIVE TO SEE GERMANS HURLED BACK ON WESTERN FRONT BRITISH HEADQUARTERS IN FRANCE.—(Special.)—What has be come of the old British army which fought at Mons? It is generally ' thought of as a force now greatly multiplied, but still lighting out bat tles on the line from Yser to the Somme. As a matter of fact, the “Old Army.” as an army, disappeared long ago. But they did not disappear a worn-out, decimated remnant utter ly exhausted by the retreat and the subsequent thrust of the Marne and! Aisne, as is often imagined. Instead they have been swallowed up by death and the new armies. The little band Sir John V rench commanded is not all dead or hors de combat because it figures no longer in the daily newspapers. As casaulties are estimated today its losses were not very heavy. When the trench warfare began a large number ot men from Mons were still in line, the greater part of those veterans who have laid down their arms because of death, sickness or wounds, did so after the deadlock came. Many of the officers and men of thi first army are still in harness. The officers, with the exception of a few who still lead men in battle, have lett i the trenches, and, rising to big things occupy high positions to which their superior experience, knowledge and training entitle them. I hose who have remained with the combatant troops have been promoted to high ranks of which they never dreamed of in days of peace. The men do odd jobs around the base. They help the railway trans port officers -veterans these—in theii work. They superintend the handling of ammunition, guns, rides, wagons, clothing and all the vast equipment of an army in the field. Some do orderly room work. And a few act as ser vants to the officers with whom they did duty before the war. Some times the masters and the servants speak of old times, but very seldom. As the officer dresses a regi ment goes by the window of his billet. With his “batsman" (servant) he watches them until the hist man has passed and the wail ol the fife has died in the distance. “Well, what do you think of thorn, Jones?” the officer asks. “Them.” Jones says, “Oh. they’re all right sir. “But.” impressively. Compare the Cost Count the Saving Crescent Baking Powder Is used by countless housewives who have determined that they must have the best at the lowest cost. Crescent is a perfect leavener. its price is reasonable. AT ALL GROCERS 4 2oc per Pound CRESCENT MEG. CO. Seattle Washin*rton i " p . . ——nTfoMTi ttti *rrnT*Tl The Best Fur House On Eartk For Fur Shipper#. Nothin! i# more important to the Fur Shipper than doine buahneaa eflth Hopeet—BeRaWf— Roaponaible—Safe Fur Houae. 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So, from the headquarters of armies and divisions and brigades, the red-tabbed colonels and majors and captains of today guide the of spring of their battalions of yester day. It is not often that they get an opportunity of looking back and real izing what changes there haye been made. A brigade major well expressed the attitude and experience, of the old army officer when he *aid: “I heard that my old lot were to be near here some time ago,” he said. (“When they came I dropped into their mess to see old friends and talk over old times. Do you know how many familiar faces I saw? None! Not one! They were very nice, the men whom I met. but they were all stran gers. It was hell! I came away. I couldn’t stick it.” The men are a strangely silent crowd. They hold themselves aloof from their companions. Letters bind them together these old soldiers, and they write to each other as -though they were the only white men among I tribes of dark natives. Their letters | speak largely of the early days. They mention names which have been for j | months within the German lines. Sometimes they will unbend and will tell their young comrades some | thing of the Hrst clashes. “Aye! We was at Nery then—j that’s where old L. battery had their j show. Great days them was—not like now, v’hen your trench is as safe as England and you don’t have to worry j about your flanks or something. Those days you never knew where you were or who was on the. right or anything. *Alf the time you was in touch when you thought you wasn’t and left be’ind when yo thought you was! Them was real fighting days, them. Gone are the battalions which neld the line, the boys, who tired of re treating, picked out a nice ridge dug in, stayed and died. “An’ march! Lor’! When we went1 through Crecy me boots was off and : ’alf the regiment was done in. Me feet were bleeding, all me amrauni ! tion was gone, and ’d lost me bayonet. They were days!” They work hard. At night they dream of lying in the open under howitzer fire, of cavalry charges and of departed friends. Smoking their pipes>, they meditate on the past. Ar guments are usually beneath them, and when they do take a hand in dis cussion it is to give the final decision which proves the question. And what of the units? A^ the men who made up the units have gone, the units, though wulking under the same titles, are not the same. There is a different style about them —the new style, which is essentially the style of the citizen soldier; its uniform, its badges and its traditions. These the Kitchener fellows live up to worthily, as if in recognition of the men who stemmed the first German tide, hurled it hack, and — disap peared. Their graves are as thick as poppies in the fields and along the roads of France. But, as has been well said, “the old army itself is one with that of Spain and Waterloo. Only its soul remains—in the bagpipe music and the strain of ‘Tipperary.’ ” STANDARD TANKER AND WOODEN BOAT LAUNCHED ON SOUND (By United State* Cable) SEATTLE, Thursday, March 22.— The 8,000 ton steel tanker S. V. Hark ness of the Standard Oil company, was launched here today at the Skin ner & Eddy yards. The auxiliary wooden schooner Portland was also launched at the Washington Shipping Corporation yards. _ _± r r _ - - Fresh Buttwkist popcorn at the KEY. it . . ■' . — NOTICE OF REGISTRATION Notice is hereby given that at the hour of nine o’clock a. m., on the 5th day of February, 1917, the registra tion books of the Town of Seward will be open at the office of the Municipal Clerk for the purpose of registering all qualified electors, twenty-one years of age or over, who are citizens of the United States, or who have de clared their intention to become such, and who have resided continuously one year next preceding the date of election in the Territory of Alaska, and six months next preceding the date of the election within the cor porate limits of the Town of Seward. All electors must, before voting, reg ister their names and qualifications with the registration officer. Registration books will be open every day of the yeax, excepting Sun days* and holidays, between the hours of 9 a. m. to 5 p. m., until the Friday next preceding the first Tuesday in April. On Friday and Saturday next pre ceding the first Tuesday in April the books will be open between the hours of 9 a. m. to 12 m., from 2 p. m. to 6 p. m., from 8 p. m. to 10, p. m. That said registration books will be closed for such election at ten o’clock p. m., Saturday, March 31, 1917. That said election will be held on the first Tuesday in April for the pur pose of choosing city officers. Dated, Seward, Alaska, Feb. 5, 1917. O. H. POEHLMANN, Municipal Clerk. Feb. 23—Max. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. FORFEITURE—NOTICE To M. IMHOFF, C. J. IMHOFF. A. M. IMHOFF. HARRY V. MILLER, H. D. THIELE, ESTATE OF H. D. THIELE, Deceased, and AUGUST MELHORN, your respective heirs and aasijgns: You are hereby notified and will take notice that we, the subscribers, H. P. Salisbury and A. A. Hein, have expended, during the year 1914, the sum of TTvree thousand, forty-six dol lars and twenty ($3,046.20) cents, during the year 1915, the sum of Six hundred ($600.00) dollars, during the year 1916, the sum of Two thou; sand, five hundred and sixteen dollars and seventy (2,516.70) cents in labor and improvements upon each of the following described mining claims, to- j wit: OPHIR QUARTZ MINING CLAIM, COLUMBIA QUARTZ MIN ING CLAIM, BESSY PLACER MIN ING CLAIM, MILL SITE and WA TER SITE OR LOCATION, all of which said claims are situated and lie in the Moose Pass Mining District, Kenai Recording District, Third Ju dicial Division, Territory of Alaska, The notices of location thereof are of record in the office of the United. States Commissioner and District Re corder for Kenai Recordfng Precinct and District, at the Town of Seward, Territtory of Alaska, to which office reference is hereby made for a more particular description of said mining properties. Said expenditures were made for the purpose of holding pos i aessory rights and title to said min ing claims under the provisions ot section twenty- three hundred and twenty-four of the Revised Statutes j of the United States and the amend ments thereto, section one hundred and thiry-six of the Compiled Law's of Alaska, 1913, and the Session Laws of the Territory of Alaska, providing for the annual labor upon mining claims.; If you fail and refuse or fail or re fuse within ninety (90) days from the personal service of this notice, if per sonal service be had, or within ninety (90) days after the publication of this notice, to contribute your proportion of such expenditure as a co-owner, your respectice interest in and to said mining claims, and each and evjery one of them, will become the property of the subscribers, who are your co owners, and who have made the ex penditures and improvements as above-mentioned on said mining claims, and each and every one of them, pursuant to the provisions of the said statute, Compiled Laws and | Sessions Laws. A. A. HEIN H. P. SALISBURY. 1 Firs* publication, March 21, 1917. last publication May 23, 1917. i Ladies and £onts clothes cleaned I i and pressed and repaired; next to Al aska S. S. office. tf FORFEITURE—NOTICE To A. F. SPRAGUE, YOUR HEIRS AND ASSIGNS. Your are hereby notified and will take notice that I, the subscriber, J. C. Gilpatrick, have expended during the year A. D., 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 which said claims are situated and lie in the Moose Pass Mining District, Kenai Recording District, Third Judi cial Division, Territory of Alaska. The notices of location thereof are of record in Book One of Locations, at pages 132 and 133, and Book 5 of Lo cations at pages 45, 46 and 34 in the office of the United States Commis sioner and District Recorder for Ke 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 vised Statutes of the United States and the amendments thereto and the Session Laws of the Territory of Al aska, providing for the annual labor upon mining claims, said amounts be ing the sums required in each instance 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 fuse within ninety (90) days from the personal service of this notice, if per sonal service be had, or within ninety (90) days after the publication of this notice, to contribute your proportion of such expenditure as a co-owncr, your proportion being in the total the sum of Two hundred and eight dol lars and thirty-two (3208.32) 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," $33.33, and “HATTIE," $33.33, your respective interests in and to said mining claims, and each and every one of them, will become the property of the subscriber, who is your co-owner, and who has made the Expenditures and improvements as above mentioned on said mining claims, and each and every one of them, pursuant to the provisions of the said statute and the said Session LaWR' J. C. GILPATRICK. First publication, Feb. 2, 1917. Last publication, April 27, 1917. IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE TERRITORY OF ALASKA, THIRD JUDICIAL DIVISION. The town of Seward, Alaska, Plaint ill vs. George Turner, O. G. Labaree and Alexander H. Bradford, Defendants. Cause No. S-104 Summons by publication. IN THE NAME OF THE PRESI DENT OF THE UNITED STATES: To the defendants in the above en titled cause, Geore Turner, 0. G. Lab aree and Alexander Bradford, GREETING: . v You, and each of you, are hereby summoned and required to appear in the District Court tor the Territory of Alaska, Third Judicial Division, with in thirty days after the completion of the period of publication of this sum mons, to-wit: within thirty days after tho fourth day of May A. D. 1917, and answer the complaint of the above named plaintiff, which has been filed in the above entitled court, by which plaintiff seeks an order and judgment of the court for the condemnation of Lots numbered One (1), Two (2), Three (3), Four (4), Five (5), Six (6), and Seven (7), in Block Six (6), iu the Town of Seward, in Kenai Re-1 cording District, Third Judicial Divi sion or the Territory of Alaska, as j shown by and according to the map and plat of the Frank L. Ballaine Townsite of the Town of Seward, Al aska, and appropriate said Lots to a public use, as a public park with street and drive-way therein, for the town of Seward, and to continue Rail road Avenue from its intersection fith the south end of the Alley in said Block Six, in a northeasterly direction to intersect with Adams Street in said Town of Seward at the East end of said Street; That unless vou so appear and an swer the complaint of plaintiff, with in the time above stated and show cause why such order should not be made, plaintiff will, take judgment against you, and apply to the court for an order of the court, condemning the above named lota to be appropri ated by the plaintiff for the uses and purposes above stated, and for a Further order of the court, ap-1 pointing three appraisers, as is provided by law, to appraise, the said lots, and each ol them, and to assess the benefits and dam ages, to each of you and report to the court their findings, and that upon the payment of the amount or amounts Found to be due each of you by said, appraisers, into the above entitled court to be paid to you and each of you as therein provided that an order be made by the court directing you and each of you to execute to plaintiff a deed conveying any and all interest you and each of you or any one of you may have in any one or more or all ol said lots, as the case may De, ana win apply to the court for such other and farther order or orders in the prem ises as to the court may seem meet and proper. Witness the Honorable FRED M. | BROWN, Judge of the above entitled ! court, this, the 26th day of February, A. D. 1917. ARTHUR LANG, Clerk. By ROBERT L. WEVER, Deputy. Date of first publication, March 5, 1917. (SEAL.) OyUor cocktails at the Branch. Andy’s Express, phone Madison 143. Mail your letters at The Key. THE KEY HOT and COLD DRINKS —at— PHONK MATH I SON 115 HENRY FATHERS KXCLUSIVK Paint and Wall Paper Store Picture Framing. Painting,/Tinting and Paprrrhapjfinif Broadway Bakery and Coflee House Open From 6*A. M. to 12 I*. M. Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Doughnuts and the Best Coffee in the City. D. C. BRY A N T Taxidermist - Tanner - Rugmaker 25 years practical experience Animals, Heads, Birds, Fish set up »a<4irauy and artistically 2132 Yvestlake Ave. Seattle ' i I PIONEER HOTEL F. B. CANNON. Prop. • Headquarters for the Prospector, Miner and Fanner KN1K - - - ALASKA ! — — For a Good Haircut go to JUNTE Broadway Near Adams i Courtesey Food Service PACIFIC STEAMSHIP CO. 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