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"VOLUME XIV. NUMBERM80. : ~ SEWAHD ALASKA. M^DaY, OCTOBERl^lfM. ' ' ..=“=■ ' ntwWn
WASHINGTON, Oct., 18— Ator
nov General Mitchell A. Palmer di
noted the District attorney of San
Fiancisco to make a complete investi
gation regarding the reports that dar
ing the Democratic convention, torty
barrels of whiskey and gin were with
drawn from the .bonded warehouses
and used for entertaining the demo
cratic delegates. He also wired Ma>oi
MeLeran of San 1’ rancisco calling up
on him to either produce proof of the
statement which hi' made, that Palmer
knew all about the transaction at the
time or to publicly retract the state
Oct., 18— Six years ago Clarence
Pinkston, who recently was awarded
the world championship in fancy div
ing at the Antwerp Olympic Games
was swimming about with the boys ot
his neighborhood at an oid mill pond
at Cedar Point, near here.
The detachment lost one of its best
men, when Pvt. Thos. Dujka left for
Anchorage on Friday’s train.
Corporal Oyler returned from An
chorage after spending a few days in
that town.

Pvt. Obeilande*is spending a few
days in Anchorage.
We do not know the poet who said:
“ *Tis easier to go hunting than find
ing.” But we do know the soldier who
said: “ ’Tis easier to .kill a moose than
to pack one.”
Once upon a time in the city of
Seward there lived a young man who
decided to go bear hunting. After hik
ing all day he sat upon a dead tree in
order that he could obtain a few min
utes rest. Suddenly he saw a black ob
ject coming toward him. His heart
beat like a bass* drum as he raised his
rifle to his shoulder. One minutes
more and he would have killed the on
coming animal; but something within
him told that it was a cub. He tried to
take it alive but the “pesky crittur”
filled his hands with quills.
Moral: Do not play with strange
animals. a
Now that we have started our paper
it is the duty of every one to help.
. Soldiers get busy. Hit it and take it.
The soldier’s dance, Saturday night
proved to be a great success, many re
mained on the floor until after 1:80.
Evaiitually Oil. Why not Nowf
WASHINGTON, d. C., Oct., 18—
While election of a President seems
the principal concern of the voters,
party managers are quietly but stren
uously striving for control of the next
Cong less, and particularly of the Sen
Success or failure of the next Na
tional Administration depends on
whether a majority of the Senate is
of the same political complexion as the
new President. If Governor Cox is
elected (which seems extremely doubt
ful now with the failure of the Gov
ernor's campaign fund charges and
the verdict rendered in Maine) and the
next Senate is republican, the Cox Ad
111 mistration would largely be a failure
because a republican Senate would re
fuse to agree to some of the Cox pol
icies, particularly the League of Na
tions, whidethe Governor hung arouno
his neck at the beginning of the cam
paign. On the other hand, if Senator
Harding is elected (which seems high
iy piobabie, not to say certain, in the
judgement of experienced Washington
political obsrveis) a democratic Sen
ate would hamper his administration.
The republicans now have a major
ity of two in the Senate, 49 to 47.
1 ney hope to increase this lead in
November. The terms of 32 Senators
expire next March fourth. Seventeen
a.e democrats; fifteen republicans.
Election of democratic senatorial can
didates is conceded ‘Florida, Louisiana,
Arkansas, North Carolina, South Caro
lina, Georgia, and Alabama. Demo
crats concede five states,— Iowa, Kan
sas, Vermont, Washington, and Penn
sylvania,— to the republican senator
ial candidates.
This leaves twenty states that are
so-called “debatable ground.” These
states are, Connesticut, Oregon, Ken
tucky, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Nev
ada, New Hampshire, California!
.Maryland, Indiana, Ohio, , South Da
kota, Wisconsin, Idaho, Illinois, Ari
zona, .Missouri, Utah, Colorado anc
New York. A careful analysis, of the
senatorial situation in these states
made by your correspondent, from re
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Eventually OIL Why Ml New?
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Soviet regiments that have been op
posing the forces of General Wrangell
decided to surrender today because of
the fact that they were entirely with
out shoes and food and clothing.
According to official reports from
the headquarters of the Bolsheviki
Army the Soviet government is no
longer able to conceal the fact that the '
army is dissolving and that the winter
campaign is impossible. ,
. Twenty five hundred civil prison
ed were m&ssacred by the Bolsheviki
troops during the last days that they
occupied the city of Berdiphk. The
Poles and the Lithunians were engag
ed in a fierce battle last Saturday on
the front between Viina and Kovao.
3d any were killed on both sides.
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TOKIO, Oct., 18— Alleging that
! under the names of “territorial greed”
| and “invasion” the Japanese people
fare prevented from seeking land be
yond the seas to live and have their
being, the Nichi Nichi puts the ques
tion: “Where shall our countrymen
go?” After remarking that the Unit
ed States had protested against Jap
an’s Siberian policy thereby causing
undesi rable complications between the
two nations, the newspaper gives pro
minence to an interview with an anon
ymous high official who says that Ja
pan’? development in Siberia will be
beneficial both to Japan and the Unit
ed States, if the matter is considered
r: The utuuuned official writes'as fol
lows: The land where Japanese should
emigrate is Siberia after all, in veiw
of various diplomatic circumstances.
America refuses admission to Japan
jse immigrants and Australia shuts
her door. The lands which Japan has
newly acquired and for which we are
given the trustship have not suffic
ent space to welcome immigrants.
“Our country is prosperous in the
power of multiplying population and
die density of population is fast in
jreasing here. The people are ener
getic and alert, full of ambition and
powr of activity. • They know of no
/ay of stretching out their powerful
lands. Japan is destined to seek plac
es abroad for their activity. Japan’s
perplexity because of her surplus po
pulation is not a problem for Japan
alone. Neighboring nations should
study calmly how this surplus popu
lation mby be disposed of* Even if Ja
pan had territorial ambitions, what of
unt? Why should the present terri
torial limits of any country be con
sidered as the proper limits?
“Territory is acquired accidentally.
Because of such accident, a country
viiyoyt- limitless natural reaanres,
while another has to suffer because of
a surplus of population. When such a
perplexed country seeks to change the
p honal boundary lines to relieve cov
iitions which are not just to that
Country, such a policy should not be
called irrational by any means. If wa
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ter or air is compressed into a narrow
sj'iu e, it will burst out in an expio<*io?..
| The same thing msv be said af -ii in
| ^ national relut' * *od blessed Ja
pan with Siberia which fortunately
| Hes beside her* Bat Japan baa •* t»r
j ritorial ambitions there. She only
' wants to exploit the natural resources
there under the flag of equality of op
portunity. To obstruct that policy is
indeed a selfish thing t# do
4*Besides, Ap .erica has a vaBst ter
ii; • jy of her own, a virgin soil# Al
most ao hand of development touched
1 he? Alaska. So American.* do n«»i •'are
to emigrate into Siberia. But for Ja
pan, emigration is of vital tieeev.ity
If developed properly bv Japanese,
Siberia, where large 3calc agriculture
is absolutely necessary, will secun
agricultural implements from Amer
ica's profit There will be mutual ben
efits acruing from such a scheme. I
hwpe that the American government
and people will regard the question cr
Japan's pressure of population upon
the means of subsistence as a world
iable data gathered here; gives the
following results:
The States that will very probably
elect republican senatorial candidates
are Connecticut, Oregon, North Da
<cota, Nevada, New Hampshire, Indi
um, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin,
.daho, Illinois, Arizona, Utah Mary
and, and New York,— total 16.
The states that may or may not
jlect democratic senatorial candidates
are Kentucky, Oklahoma, Missouri,
California, and Colorado, total, five.
The republicans have high hopes of
Kentucky as the State administration,
leaded by Governor Morrow, is re
publican. Oklahoma has nearly always
been found in the democratic column.
Missouri is normally democratic. So is
Colorado. Though there are more re
gistered republican voters in Califor
nia than democrats, democratic lead
ers claim reelection of their candidate,
Senator Phelan.
This computation would give the
republicans in the* “debatable sUfces”,
15 senators and the democrats five.
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It would give the republicans twenty
senators, including those from the five
states already conceded by the demo
crats. The democrats would win, in
cluding the seven states conceded by
the republicans, a total of twelve.
If these predictions become real
ities in Noveraflb^r, and these estimates
are very reasonable, the next Senate
■will have 55 republicans and 41 demo
crats,—.a republican riajority of four
teen, to back up Senator Harding's
policies v'hen he enters the White
House next March.
Representative Simeon D. Fess,
Ohio, chairman of the National Repub
lican Congressional Committee, is
more conservative in his estimate. He
says the republican majority in the
next Senate will be at leaflet ten.
Senator Mjiles Poindexter, chair
man of the Republican Senatorial
Committee, believes the republican
majority will be from twelve to four
SOISSONS, France* Oct, IS— Am
erican merchandise valued at 15*000,
000 francs during the last year and a
half. This work of fighting the higi
cost of living has been carried oo by
welfare societies in cooperative stores
established and stocked by the Ameri
can Red Cross.
When there no longef is need of the
stores whatever funds may remain
after tits “selling below cost” cam
paign* witybe used to found a perma
nent social welfare fhetitutioa such as
libraries and dispensaries ip commor
ate America's tiff.
LONDON, Oct., 18— The British
coal industry is at a standstill today
and the nation is facing future days
of industrial chaos that will be un
equalled even by those days of the
war. A feeling of pessimism prevades
the entire country notwithstanding
Lloyd .George’s promise that every
thing possible will be done to keep the
industries going. Severe disorders
have occured at Whitehall in connec
tion with the strike. During a demon
stration by the unemployed men who
sent a delegation to Lloyd George,
several were severely injured when
they tried to break through the police
Two policemen were also injured in
another part of London when a large
crowd bearing at its head a red flag.
Another crowd of hoodlums and an
archists gathered in Trafalgar Square
where they waned a red flag and
cheered tar Lwiine amfr-Tiutsky. The
police also interfered here and soon re
stored order.
Contributed to the Gateway by a Sew
ard Citiien. %
In the Seattle P. I., of Oct., 4th,
Mr. Gifford Pinchoti the enemy of all
living Alaskans, tells why he is sup
porting the G. O. P. Now Alaska Re
publicans are sorry to learn that Pin
chot is warmly supporting Harding,
because Pinchot has never supported
anybody unless they were believers in,
or probable converts to, his. hobby of
canning the resources of a country for
some future generations to feast on,
while letting the present inhabitants ^
starve. This Pinchot has shouted for
Rooseveltian Policies ever since Presi
dent Roosevelt “Fell” fbr the conser- j
vation doctrine, and allowed Pinchot
to CAN our resources tight as to ,
have preserved them against all at
tacks by hungry pioneers until the pen
of Thomas B. Drayton started prying
the cover off. j
Hr. -Gifford Pinchot's most effect
ive political work is done just before a
Presidential election, nod at this time
he breakB into print, with th^ backing
of sudi men as William Homaday,
'(of brown bear preserving fame,) so
conspicuously as to “Flimflam*’ one or
the other Candidates into committing
themselves to his autocratic conserva
tion schemes. If he succeeds in “Slip
ping -it-over** this time we will see the
6IL and Coal fields withdrawn again
for further consideration by*a feu.
Altifro"* send up a mighty prayer
hmt neither one of the Candidates al
ow this monomaniac Pinchot to hyp
jotiie them into sanctioning the starve
ng of the LIVING people so that %
jmM-natieal no UNBORN
might lire a little easier.
Hew ie it tfabt Seattle, ovr FRIEND
Pinchot, when orayoee realisae that
what ha atanda for ninad Alaaka?
aidant, bet we CAN and DO CRY,
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ANCHORAGE Oct, 18— (Special
to the Gateway)— Col. Mears, in
charge of the Alaskan Railway Com
mission granted to the striking miners
today the same increase that has been
recently given to the coal miners in
the States. The men returned to work
entirely satisfied. Work at the mine is
progressing rapidly. The buildings for
the town are being erected and every
thing is gradually assuming a ship
shape look.
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LOS ANGELES, Oct., 15— An
automobile race of 250 miles is in pro
spect for Thanksgiving Day on the
Los Angeles Speedway at Beverly
Hills. Prize money has been tentative
ly fixed at $35,000 and a number of
special features are being planned.
CORK, Oct, 18— The first death
among those political prisoners who
declared a hunger strike some weeks
ago occurred last night when Fitz
gerald died. The death of this man will
probably have a bad effect on the
balance of men who have been fasting
for so many weeks. Lord Mayor Mc
Swinney passed a good night after
his sixty seventh day of fast
Fitzgerald had fasted sixty eight
days. Several other political prisoners
who have entered upon their sixty
ninth day are expected to die very
MORGANTOWN, W. Va., Oct, 18
An explosion of dynamite badly dam
aged, the entrance to the Rockford
mine last night Twelve men who were
working in the mine at the time suc
ceeded after considerable difficulty in
making their escape. The power house
was atacked about the same time by
armed men and shots were exchanged
by the non-tlnion miners.
A great game drive is ill progress
in Zululand, with the object of stop
ping the raveeihs of the tsetse * fly,
which is fatal to equines and bovines.
Wsole tribes at Zulus, attracted by
the prospect of unlimited meat, are
*king part in the drive. They are
mostly armed with asmgais, the na
tive spears.;
' It is thought, however, that, the
size of tim drive is defeating its own
object The wild creatnrea have be
epee pqtife stricken and the ludicrous
situation bow exists of the hunters
having becomd the hunted. *
The great cordon of white men aad
Zulus has been broken ih several
places by charging birds of frantic
aehra and other lift ala sail tit banb
ers have bam eoatpeUll to*split ep te»
to small parties for1 their owe aatbty*

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