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' AND Shr Alaaka Encnttut iiuBtv Pt'Hl.l'ttlKIt t»MLY KV'KIT 'iHUYtY* AM» IHH.IDAY BY • GATEWAY PUBLISHING COMPANY. (Inc.)” Harry V. Hoben. President Frank l" BaIla,n*‘‘ Sff' • Elmer A. Friend. Editor Entered .. eecond-cl,.. matter September i. 1*1*. at »• ™ °®“ »* S,w*rd- A'*’U’ un<ier Act of March S, lo»v. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: «, /\vrp vr\o In adranr* IIOOO PER MONTH, delivered-v—:-Ii 0° THE ALASKAWEEKLY POST bTlnill 3.00 ADVERTISING RATES on application. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republtcat.cn of all news dispatches credited ot it or not otherw.se credited ... this paper and also the local new a published herein. PREVARICATING ‘ "| Major Frederick Mears, in a speech delivered at An chorage prior to his leaving for the Outside said: ”1 hree million dollars has been expended in buying and putting, in condition th * old Alaska Northern railroad between Seward and Kern Creek. This amount means AN AVER AGE FOR THIS STRETCH OF THE GOVERNMENT’S SYSTEM OF FORTY THOCSAN'D DOLLARS A MILE.” “Buying and putting in condition." We would like to ask Mr. Mears who paid for the maintenance and the general operating expenses? Who paid the salaries, etc., for this division? Is Major Mears trying t furtehr puzzle the world on his great engineer ing feat ( ? ) by giving the impression that $43,000 has been spent in “buying and putting in condition” this tract' of railroad? Why didn’t he say three million dollars has been spent on this division for buying, putting in condition and general maintenance? Then perhaps it is doubtful if any such amount has been spent on this division. - — TIME FOR ACTION. The Anchorage Times under the caption “Christensen favored” prints the following and the Gateway reprints it without comment, at this time: “Andrew Christensen, head of the land and industrial department of the Alaskan Engineering Commission, to day was endorsed by the Anchorage ( hamber of C om merce as a member of the commission to succeed Majoi Frederick Mears. who is now on his way to Washington to arrange for the organization of a regiment ot engineers for service in France. “Telegrams advocating Mr. Christensen’s appoint ment were sent by the chamber to Chairman William C. F.des, of the commission, and to Secretary of the Interior, j Franklin K. Lane. “Mr. Christensen is now acting member of the com mission in place of Major Mears." _ ALWAYS A GERMAN Fifteen years ago Mr. Dooley, the Chicago Irish phi- j losopher, expressed an opinion of his German hyphenated fellowcitizen that has been to some extent justified by events. He said: “I’m not prejudiced again’ thim, mind ye. They make good beer an' good citizens an’ mod’rate policemen, an’ they are fond of their fam’lies, always Dutch. Ys cudden’t make Americans iv thim, if ye called thim all Perkins an’brought thim up in Worcester. A German niver ra’alv leaves Germany. He takes it with him wheriver he goes. Whin an Irishman is four miles out at sea he is as much American as presarved fish. But a German is niver an American excipt whin he goes back to Germany to see his relitives." % ELEVEN DOLLAR COAL. The Baxter coal is now being advertised in Anchor age for $11. This is Alaska coal. If the railroad had been connected with the coal fields as the President of thei United States ordered three years ago, but which others decided was not necessary. Seward would now be using this coal and shipping it to the Outside. Mr. Baxter left on the Victoria yesterday for Seattle. He claims that he, can place coal in Seattle for $4.00 F. 0. B. But this will he late this year if the harbor is dredged on Cook Inlet and after the Commission spends from two to three million' dollars for “obstinate improvements." If the Turnagain Arm section had been completed, as it was ordered, Mr. Baxter could be shipping his coal now. Everybody would) be reaping the benefit as well as Anchorage. HUNDREDS ARE COMING TO ALASKA. Gus Borgen who returned yesterday from a visit to the states says that hundreds of men are soon to return north and hundreds of laboring men are coming into the north for the first time. “Seattle is overrun with labor ing men although the skilled mechanic is a short article,” said Mr. Borgen. Sure—Alaska can accommodate thous ands of men, in the mines, in the fish industry, on the rail road. general trail work in Alaska and many other indus tries. The advice to the laboring men is also to bring their families and locate permanently. There is always work in Alaska. EVANGELIZING ANCHORAGE. Several months ago the Anchorage Times sent broad cast a story that the Cook Inlet was a bad place, revels there putting to shame the Barbary Coast in the old days. The story has had its results. Here is a paragraph from a recent edition of the Anchorage Times: “An Evangel istic campaign will be conducted in Anchorage all of next week.” Saving the fallen. HUBBY’S INNING IS NOW. The ridiculous side of the obnoxious eight hour law in Alaska is that hubby, after he has worked his eight hours, may now go home and rest. The wife need not bother him about making kindling, etc., because the law protects him. TANK CHARGES TOLD ABOUT BY EYE WITNESS LONDON, Jan. IT. — A correspon dent in describing an incident 01 the linlish advance on the German* m Inlanders, says: iirilish tanks hud never been called upon ior such exU nsivc work, but they did in a few hours what the artillery would have required days to aecom plish. The Hindenburg line was pie ced absolutely on a wide front and to a create: depth than evei before. The correspondent inspected tin* main Hindenhurg line near Havrin court and saw the amazing work done, by the iron monsters. In most places they nad no trouble either in tearing through the wire or in crossing tren ches. Gaps in the wire entanglements were a iod in width, where not one vestige of wire was iett standing, and by following the tracks of the tanks! one could see where they had trundl ed across the trenches as though they were merely scratches in the ground instead of wide, deep ditches. The tanks, of course, went through No Man’s Land under the full observa tion of the German artillery and while the gun lire was weak, some lire wasj directed on the tanks as they advanc ed. It was interesting to follow the trai. 1 of the tanks and to s'Ce where shells lad struck all about, appaiently with-! (>ut doing any damage, for in this' whole section the correspondent did, not see one tank which had been1 knocked out. ihe condition of the German tren-j ches showed plainly that the occupants! had abandoned them in a hurry. All i sorts of equipment and personal be longings strewed the ground. -^ HONOLULU CHYPTER MAKES DONATION TO RED CROSS SOCIETY HONOLULU, Jan. 17. — The Hono-j lulu Chapter of the National Red' Cross Association has sent $30,000 to' the Red Cross fund. The gift reach-} ♦»d Washington in time to be announ-' < <*d as a Christmas gift to the national! organization. Forty cases of surgi cal supplies and hospital garments! are being shipped monthly from this city, the work of women in the local Rod Cross organization. -♦> Our position is that just because a woman wants to vote is no reason why she should look like she had been mussed up by the opposition. -- And sometimes a girl’s face is her theatrical manager's fortune. j I The Delicatessen !j : | COOKED FOODS, HOT AND ' : ; CO!,rt TO CARRY HOME. ORDERS FOR DINNERS, u I! BANQUETS AND LUNCHES ; C.IVEN SPECIAL ATTENTION !!■ i BROTHER OF GUEST NOW IN PALESTINE George Guest, brother of Chief of Police Guest is now in Palestine, ac cording to a letter received on the \ ictoria. The Chief's brother was one of those who participated in the entrance of Jerusalem with the Brit ish forces under General Allcnby, be ing First Lieutenant in the Dublin Fussiliers. “I have already taken a hath in the river Jordan,” writes George Guest. The older brother was in the Eng lish anny for 21 years and had been out on pension when the present war broke out. The smell of powder was, however, too strong, and he rc-enlist ed. -/ - DEMOCRATS SEEK SEAT NEW YORK, Jan. 17. — Petitions are being circulated in the 14th Con gressional District of this city, it na> been learned, asking Champ Clark, Speaker of the House of Representa tives, to declare vacant the seat in ’he House to which Fiorcllo H. La Gum diu was elected in November, 1916. Representative LaGuardiu join ed the aviation section of tho United States Army Signal Corps and now is serving abroad, with the rank of Cap tain. Ho is a Republican. -* Read The Gateway. -*—L . NOTICE TO DELINQUENT CO OWNERS To GEORGE K. KING and DAVE RAUMAN, and to their, and each of their heirs and assigns: You, and each of you, are hereby notified that during the years ending December 31, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1910, and 1917, the undersigned has expended more than One Hundred Dollars in each of said years, or a total of $900.00, in labor and improvements upon the Social Group sulphur placer mining claim, situate on Makuskan Mountain, Una laska mining district, district of Alas ka, in which mining location you, the said George R. King claim an undiv ided one-eighth (1-8) interest, and you, the said Dave Rauman claim an undivided one sixteenth (1-10) inter est, as shown by notice of location thereof and deeds of conveyance of said interest of record in the ‘record ing office of the aforesaid mining dis trict. The said labor was performed as and for the representation of said claim for the years as aforesaid, as required by the laws of the United States and district of Alaska concern ing annual labor upon mining claims and the same was the amount requir ed to hold said claim for said years. The amount required for each of said years being the sum of One Hun dred Dollars ($100.00). You are further notified that un less within ninety (90) days after the last publication of this notice you contribute your proportionate share of said expenditures, as such co-own ers, to wit: You, the said George R. King, the sum of $112.50, being your proportionate share of said represen tation for the years ending as afore said; and you, the said Dave Bau man, the sum of $56.25, being youi proportionate share of said ^presen tation for the years ending as afore said, your interest in said claim will be forfeited to the undersigned co owner, who has made such expendi tures and will become his property in the manner provided by law. Dated at Seattle, Washington, this fifteenth dav of December, 1917. FRANK MEERWALDT Co-Owner. Date of publication Dec. 24th, 1917 to March 25, 1918. Seward Light & Power Company Main 153 * ALASKA COM/pAN>YIP Sf,Vffi \ Sailings from Seattle Victoria, Jan. lOtli; Northwestern, Jan. Kith; Alaska, Jan. 24th. Sailing of Victoria Jan. 10th, is via t tin* outside passage. A. H. McDonald, Agent. The Seward News Company GEORGE PHELPS Booksellers, Newsdealers and Stationers aftSr i ^fOMPAJV'P . p&mc steamsh\?j ~- ~ § Seward, Alaska Phone: Main 81 ( SAILINGS \ A,ln'i,:l1 Evans . Jan. 10th FROM SEATTLE: / Captain C. A. Glasscock. Through Tickets to Eastern Points at Reduced Rates. For lull information on sailings from Seattle to San Francisco, ad dress Wayne Rlue, Agent, Sewa rd, Alaska. I __ Closed FOr Repairs I ^- - hardwareTstoves ano ranges RUBBER BELTING Doors and Windows IXL Parlor Heaters Air Tight Heaters Aluminum Ware P. & B. Paper Malt hold Hoofing Marine Engine Oil Has Engine Oil I.acqueret Paint Denatured Alcohol Lang’s Ranges Gasoline Stoves Demlenintf Felt Weather Strips Blacksmith's Coal Wheel Barrows Fishing Tackle Alcohol Stoves Seine Twine Granite Ware Cook Stoves Camp Stoves Oil Stoves Spark Plugs Jump Colls Hatterles Asbestos Tar Popet Valve Oil Floor Oil Linseed Oil ''up Crease Paints Ammunition Bench Forge* Brushes Yarn Is he* Turpentine Japan Coal Tar Ijamps Lanterns Tents Shot Guns Gasoline Bellows Cutlery Fire Clay Rifles Firs Brisk Lima Cement Claes Rope Mercury Phone Madison 87 J. L. GRAEF Sewird, tliita j Rubber ice creepers at J. L. Graef’s. -* Andy’s Express, phone Madison 143. -- Taylor’s Express meets all boats and trains. Phone Main 122. --* Subscribe for The Gateway. -« Perfection Oil Heaters and Cook Stoves at Brown & Hawkins Hard ware Department. “Quality First.” -6 City Express. Phone Main 122. -* Rayo Table Lamps with shades at GraeTs. 016tf. Proof of labor blanks for sale at Gateway. -:-4 Ask your gTOceru for Seward Bakery Bread. -» — Pearl Oil $1.75 a can at GraefL tf -4 See the new skis at Brown & Huw kins Hardware Department. “Qual ity First.” -0 For sleds and ice skates see Graef. -4 Andy’s Express, phone Madison 148.