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• •••••••••••••• • . • COME TO SEWARD • • SEWARD THE PLACE * * OPPORTUNITIES • • FuR YOl’ TO • • HERE ARE MANY '■ • MAKE YOUR HOME • * * • • ^ iffillllli 9 11ft Daily Edition, and The Alaska Weekly Post... ,— — ggggugggz; =- —zr: l)uling the past five weeks, icprc sentatiw* of > v ai ta g * »*i» c« m panie> ii.i\ ’ bee?: quietly invest igat r.g the.ni* possibilities around St aid. Dr. F. Frank, said t»> b' r. p »\>« at 'ng on * v jjt> o,. I'-'i.ii rn, sp- .... .v\o ul days lure on bv recto u iroin » •* a Uu\, enroute t«* d;u ivancsco, h*s hea^fpaarti rs. P I »- ’ * siateu, *-;»..; in Seward, that he »\ou'd just as s on recommend drilling ia ties section as at Cold Hay. I* . Flunk . tatod there was o . A. n pru by the KntaUa od '*!- Ids and its is only a question of \'here :t F ai d ho** yuich. Dr. Fiank was great \ impr -s ed with the flow at Mile S. Th - ga> has been ana-. ?.vd b\ Stuu* •' chemists, bat toe »• port. b ought • lerth by Col. li. 1*. Wanen and given to !o*al men, hu> rot a> yet been unde public. • i /Pi-1 t .'*■ a*'- 1 thorough •> nation of this district has just b *. n c om plot *1 b> A F. Forbes, represent ing an oil company of California. Mr. 9 Foibc> during the past five weeks has been quietly investigating from M:le •j:*, south to Resurrection. To make a thorough invcstigat.on. Mr. I’oibes aa.-* been roughing -t ami when he pur chased his ticket rom Purse Haig' on the Alameda Saturday n'ght. looked like a stnvt laborer. hi> clothes being dirty and worn and his tace cov ^*ed with whiskers. a -oui wet k growth. Mr. Forbes secured a b< th on the steamer, tin n came up tow n and ‘'cleaned up. Mr. Forbes said he had taken tin' word of nobody, has mixed with no body, but h d i : ve^tigattnl. Indications .. • M<.i in t’n ■ <i strict for oil, aifold ing t*> Mr. Foil vs, biu tin* glacier for-1 :\>n am! broken ground will make luird ami « vjv'nsiw in Uesur ivcCou vale y. M' . loins took many ,« Mile k so lb •• i \ 1..;!; » K«*:«:*. . Ho* *• samples wi’l be tak«'ii .*» Cn if riba laboratory for a tost. iC • lar.i oi I V su nation Valley ito of bouldns, 1 believe,” >aid Mr. Fo b v.” ami drilling is ha:4! as a le va:*., a’so it is exp4 nsive. There are ma; ««*;>. ^ of oil h it whether this i;.i- a* s ,>il !n tin* «l«*ptlis can only bt* r. \ our lea ■ ng bill »: * 1 conducive to capital as lit tle p»ot4 -ton is ; fforded the man who do*.- the «I diing as sales, ole., must b co’Cvt rod too by the Dcpartnmnt . *^-4r,t* ; or. Alaskans should work to have a better leasing law, then cap ital will come and prospect for oil as 4*:! V th«‘ crying need of the country j.. t now, and oil must be had. I «l< tc ca: e to make a definite statement regarding my investigation in thb j > clion as that report goes first to1 th«*s** I am '(presenting.** Dr. Frank, in conversation he bad while here with friends, also took tin same view as Mr. Forbes, regard ng , the oil land leasing bill. Changes must j be made b- fo v capital or even those : of moderate means will be tak np , much of a chance in drilling, owinc U the bars surrounding development am subsequent sale of land, provided oi! is foil ml. t WASHINGTON. Aug.. 2— Author-* itv has boon granted the railroads to increase their revenues by increas ing freight iaU*s by approx imately one thir«l. passenger fares one fifth and Pu’lman charge one halt. * Coastwise anil inland steamship lines and electric railways are also grant*'*! freight rate increase in proportion to tho milroads serving the same terri tory. The new schedules are to con tinue in effect to March l^t. 1022 and probably will become effective on September 1st. The increases are de signed to offset the wage incrases and also to provide a six per cent profit * on tlu value of properties guaianteed ; by the transportation art. The In'.er ;t d » Connneiro ( omm ssion members sa\ the increases are justified in view , of the rapidly changing price condit* , ion< and is also necessary to provide j I adequate transportation dm ing the af- j ter readjustment period. _• _ ROAD r.ANd COMES IN The men working on the territorial road near Mile 11 came in this morn-: ing and work has been ordered stop ped for the time being according to the best information. t ' ITY PACK IS I OKMACIA OCKM'.I) 1JY IMCMC CilVKN i;y nii<. .ah ac pioM-ncs I'he picnic given Saturday night at the City Park by the Pioneers was a most enjoyable affair and served as a splendid medium for the citizens to li sped the new city park. Cnder the soft I’gl'.t of Japanese lanterns, the park look d like a little fairy’and and Oaa Coreoran. v.*ho has been chief landscaper in beautifying the p. rk, j showed Ids handiwo. 1: as ail a: tisl. 1 he citizens turned out enmasse toi .he ( pienic and ate beans, sandw idles, b ik ed halibut and drank good hot eo • «*< while the youngsters had pop. Cate n I the evening dancing was enjoyed at the Odd Fellows hall and the place was packed by citizens, members of the crews of the steamers Alum da and Cordova and by tourists and pass engers aboard the Alameda. VI. V!\li:i> V SAILS SOITIIBOI'M) Steamer Alameda arrived in \ >rt Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock on .he way southbound. Tim steamer remain ed at the Sewaid dock two hours then went to the San Juan dock to brad caned salmon and frozen halibut ; t tin0; away from there for Seattle at 2 o’clock Sunday morninjf. The Alatne da, besides 45 round trippers, had 25 passengers from Anchorage for Set tle and took out 22 from Seward, mostly tourists who had boon visit ntf her*' for several clays. -* SEATTLE . Auk;.. 2— Washington stat * coal miners will receive a twenty per cent wage increase and laboi rs will receive a dollar day increase if they accept the scale as adjusted a* a joint conference of minors and opor :t ovs representatives. The adoption of the new scale seems probable. h..e thou>and men will he affected. --- AMERICAN RIFLEMEN WIN REVERE JO, Belgium, Aug., 2 - Americans using army rifles won b >th the team and individual contests at target shooting leading by fifteen points in all final results which were free for all. Th(^competition was won for the first time with army rifles and a distinct American victory. Others in the competition used high po. or hunting or target rifles. _»_ DUBLIN, Aug., 2— Premier Lloyd Ooorge has threatened to dismiss ev ery man on the Irish railways if con tinued refusal to carry a’ltis and am munition to soldiers is kept up. It is predict »d no rail l oads will be in oper ation !j\*er in to week if this threat is carried out because thejnon refuse to the transportion of arms and ammu nition. MEXICO CITY, Aug., 2— Carles Fe!»x Diaz, former minister to Bolivia, was shot and killed in the Mexican ho tel last night. A woman has been ar rested and accused of the crime. I % MAUI OX, Ohio, Aug., 2— War, on (I. Harding, in the first front porch speech made here late Saturday after noon, took for his theme the plea for solidarity for the purpose of mutual good and understanding among all classes of the different geographical sections. Harding declared the excess profits tax schedule should be modifi ed in accordance with peace require ments and said he would not hesitate to a ;k congress for prompt action. The nomin *o stated he was not prepared yet however to suggest an equitable substitute. W \.J!UX(i TON, Aug., 2— The pos it ou ui the Democratic party regard ing the League of Nations wil be made perfectly cleai in the acceptance speech of Nominee Cox. This state ment was made here today by Nation al Chairman White. PAYTON, Aug., 2— Nominee Cox, has refused to make any acknowledge of the requests made by Harding that he engage in exchanges regarding ihe League of Nations. Cox is now work ing on his acceptance speech and it is estimated there will be 10,000 words in this speech. WASHINGTON, Aug., 2 - Cox lias selected Senator Hitchcock to repre sent the Peinucrats in the joint del ate , regarding the League oi Nation* to, be held at Winona Lake, Indian: on 1 August oth. The Republican Nath nal commitie* will now select an oppon- ; ent. WASHINGTON, Aug., 2— Kugene Debs, nominee for the Presidency on j the Socialists ticket, has asked that! the movement to secure his release from prison be stopped. Writing to friends here Debs says that “so long as m\ comrades are held crimonals and convicts, my place is among them.” ^ CHICAGO, Aug., 2— Seymore Stedman, accepting the Socialist vice presidential nomination, urges imme diate socialization of the railroads, mines flour mills and stockyards. -« COLl’MBUS, Ohio, Aug., 2— Gas con, C. Hestrofet set a new world’s record yesterday for 100 miles over a dirt track when he covered the cent ury inn without a stop in 80 minutes and 20 seconds. The former record was 01 minutes and 28 second. The former record was 01 minutes and 28 seconds and was set by Tom Alley at Minneapolis in 1014. -•> TOM REED’S WIFE DEAD # SEATTLE, Aug., 2— Mrs. Ida Reed, wife of T. M. Reed, of Nome, delegate to the recent Republican na tional convention, died late Saturday night. Mrs. Reed was the daughter of the late General T. F. MeKeeny, one of the early pioneers of the state of Washington. -* WASHINGTON, Aug., 2— The Xa tional headquarters <>f tho American Rod £ross has been advised tin* evacu ation of tin* Warsaw warehouses whore supplies are stored, is now un dei way. PARIS, Aug., 2— Tho Russian Sov iet army is said to be within 75 miles of Warsaw and have captured Lomza. PARIS, Aug., 2— The Holsheviki cavalry has advanced oast Prussia frontier and are fraternizing with the Hermans, carrying on negotiations. LONDON, Aug.. 2— The fortress of IJrest Litovsk, 100 miles east of , Warsaw, on the boundary of Poland proper, is reported to have been cap tured by the Russians. WARSAW, Aug., 2— Doubt is expressed in diplomatic circules whether the agreement for an armis tice would result from the negotiat ions between the Polish and Sobict emissaries. The Soviets are likely to in.'i'it upon too severe terms. WARSAW, Aug.. 2— Rolsheviki forces are concentrated on the Narew river the apparent object being to start the drive on Warsaw and deliver strong attacks. The Poles so far have repulsed desperate fighting in western Dial bosk on the IJroat Litovsk rail road. I PENDLETON, Aug., 2— Hart, Owens and Uathio , ringleaders in the gang of prisoners who escaped from the jail here one week ago. after kill ing sheriff Taylor, slept peacefully in the jail last night following a night oj (error on Saturday night and earh yesterday forenoon. A crowd outsid«* the jail threatened momentarily to ov er power the guards and lynch th*' prisoners. Jinks Taylor, brother of the slain officer, saved the prisoners from lynching by pleading with the mob that his brother would have wanted the law to take* its course. Pendleton, Aug., 2— Late Saturday afternoon the six prisoners who escap ed from the jail here, where they wer being held on charges of cattle h»*v« * ing, were all back again within sepor ite cells having been rounded up by posses. Xeil Hart, alleged slayer of Sheriff Taylor, and Jim Owen, admit: choir part in the jail break and the lead they took. Hart admits shooting Taylor and Owen said he was implU | cated himself. I VICKSBURG NOT COMING ■ — SEATTLE, Aug., 2— 0"*ing to the need of repairs to her engines, the naval training ship Vicksburg will not call at any ports in Alaska as had been planned on her present trip re turning here from Honolulu. -<• NORTHWESTERN NEARING Steamer Northwestern sailed west |bound from Juneau at 10:30 o clock this forenoon according to cable ad vices. ✓ DENNISON, Ohio, Aug., 2— J. Frank Hanly, former governor of In diana and the prohibition candidate for President in 1916; and Dr. and Mrs. C. M. Baker, of Kilgore, were killed near here yesterday afternoon when a freight train struck their automobile. -f-— REBEKAHS MEET TONIGHT The Robekahs will hold a regular meeting tonight and Worthy Matron Mrs. Thoday requests that as import ant matters are to be discussed therq be a large attendance of members.