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The Seward gateway daily edition, and the Alaska weekly post. (Seward, Alaska) 1918-1920, August 02, 1920, Image 1

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Daily Edition, and The Alaska Weekly Post... ,—
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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
• 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.
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
adequate transportation dm ing the af- j
ter readjustment period.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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- ;
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.
# 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, 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
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.
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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.
Steamer Northwestern sailed west
|bound from Juneau at 10:30 o clock
this forenoon according to cable ad

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.
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.

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