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* * Seward the Ideal Tourist * * Seward the Gateway to and 9 * Town of Alaska. Hunting— * * the Terminal of, the Rich- • * Fishing and Scenery— Best *% # * iat Section in Alaska. OIL 9 * in the Territory. * 9 and Gaa t milaa from Town • *********** •••••••••••• % Daily Edition, and The Alaska Weekly Post , ’ i 1 VOU ME XIV. M’.MBEK 188. SEWARD^ ALASKA, WEDNESDAYOCTOBERil, 192*. " TEN CENTS PER COPT - —. i ' " ~ ... .i" i —^^ LON POX. Oct.. 27— Members of the minors exoci «.:\*t* committee in formed the trade union dv legates this morning tl'^w J? • piospoct.** of : a ♦:*.* ly settlement o. i n* coal spike so in e»l to ho as. ur d. and t'nat it wouUl <*. cur possibly in 10 e tonight. It i-** r .*• ported that the mine s have accepted * Lloyd (»oo ges suggestion* tendered tin* government anti that both the minors delegates and the mi n* owneis have agreed to th * proposals, lit*port is current tli oughout i\nglunP that Lloyd (ioorgo \ ouV. announce the settlement u> tu whe *-ou e i*i‘ Commons late this aiternoon. I in* sliikt* settlement calls for a two shill ing advance untd the National wage board has been formed. f SUPPLY 1MOKMATION WASHINGTON, Oct, 27— Infor mation regarding any activity in which the government is interested wili be burnished to the general pub lic t’«r *.gr tiie information ^--vicr action of the United States Bureau of Kracienc* here, atvoivng to announ cement from the bureau. The informa tion s_ vice i» an outgrowth ol the bureau’s investigation into the dupli cation of work in government depart- ' ments, undertaken at the direction of I » Congrcj*. | “if >cu are interested for instance in the primitive condition ot prehistor- ' ic man, in present day activities in • agriculture, education or commerce or j desire to know where to apply for tiie j classification and biology of the corn j leef beetle, write the Bureau of Effi ciency, Information Section.” the an nouncement said. “Tne section will act as a reference index to activities and offices.” .• ■ A GREAT DAY FOR AMERICA. NOVEMBER 2&. Mayflower Universal Bible Sunday will be observed throughout America on November 28,1920. Universal Bible Sunday claimed last year the cordial co-operation of thousands of Protest ant churches of all denominations, and plans are already under way to make Mayflower day for America and for the World. The year 11)2 Oas the tercentenary of the landing of the Pilgrim Fathers ... , i on the Mayl lower, will be an occasion of rejoicing throughout the entire country. In the celebration of this oc- ’ casion the American Bible Society pro poses to take part by the observance of a special Sunday as indicated above. In view of the fact that the greatest this country was the open Bible, the gift biought the Pilgrim Fathers to appropriateness of such a celebration is apparent at once. It is realized of course, that there is general objection to appeal for special days, and with this point of view there is the greatest possible sympathy. There is one outstanding subject, however, to which a special Sunday should be devoted, and’ for which na apology should be made, and to which no objection can be wisely taken. That subject is the Bible and its place in the life of the world. # FACTS WORTH QUICKSILVER PRODUCED IN THE UNITED STATES DURING THE SECOND QUARTER OF 1920 From April 1 to June 30, 1920, in elusive, 3,085 flasks of quicksilver of 75 pounds net, was produced in the United States, according to F. L. Ran some, of the United States Geological Survey, Deparmont of the Interior, who obtained the figures from the pro ducers. This is 1,214 flasks less than was produced in the first quarter of 1920 and 255 flasks less than was pro duced in the second quarter of 1919. Only 13 mines were reported as pro ductive— 8 in California, 1 in Nevada. COAL SHORT ACE SERIOUS “Only two countries of the world, the United States and the United Kingdom, oduy have reasonable as surance of sufficient coal to operate their industries at capacity during the coming winter,” Mr. Broderick says., •*la order to attain this security a. definite limit has been placed upon! the amount of British coal available! for export, and in the United States! exports have been automatically held j .n check by measures taken to assure) domestic supplies. The fuel problem is the foremost question facing the in dustry of every country of western isurupe, except the United Kingdom, it ,s aiso a* the foie in a number oi counu ies outside Europe, chiefly those countries of South America which .,ave heretofore been dependent on im ported coal. . “The international coal trade is entirely dominated by the United ivingaom, Germany and the United otales. .Not only is the coal supply oi .mporung countries now dependent upon tile nnnes of those three count ries, but there is no prospect for years ^ come oi' important additions from other sources to the amount of coal available ior the export market. The recent emphasis piilfced upon the small shipments from new and remote coal ueids has been entirely out of pro ■ portion to their; relation to the issue. ■ A similar overemphasis has also been i placed on the proposed use of substi tutes. Ucgardless of what the more re 1 mote future may hold, he present fuel 1 problem will not be solved by^he sub i atitution of fuel oil for coal. The pro : duction of electricity from water-pow ' or necessitates elaborate installations at a time when capital is costly and •_ I V ' SEATTLE, Oct.,’27— Thu Seattle Times has received a special despatch i mm \\ ushingtoTi which says that Sec retary Payne who visited Alaska last -ummor will soon name an interde partmental committee conp sed of a representative for each of the follow ing department of the government. i'!c* \ >«*p iriment of A.vr.cnLure, 1/• partm .it of tin* Interior, the Army, the N * v. tin* Shipping Hoard and the i'o a O. nee Uepaitment. The commit L,v* i. to be fo uled to com; late all the; aclivitit s of llic govci uni out in Alas ka. It is further understeo l that trie committee to Ik* appointed will pract ically hold a continuous session re garding problems ihut need to be solv ed about the speedy development of the territory. The idea of tin* c*>mm*t i **e a o * from a report made by m Alaska Advisory Committee last June, i •7#_ difficult to secure, ami extensive wat » r-power projects require years for completion. Wood and peat are but poor substitutes for coal, and lor many uses lignite likewise is highly 11satisfactory. Modem industry has been built on coal, and it is dependent on Adequate supplies for its mainten ance. ‘‘The total shortage of coal in the a-lie. nat.onal market is only a small t art of the difference between actual production and probable output had ihe war not occurred, but when mesa-! ured in terms of the effect on the countries which are sulionng tins, ; hortage it is acute, and the oniy liope of meeting it iies in the productive ca pacity of the United Kingdom, the meed slates and Germany. “.No comment can add emphasis lo i uie iactsr Ur lush exports tor the year .annot exceed 25,000,000 tons with an , additional id,500,000 tons for bunker- | age of vessels in foreign trade. Ex ports from the United States much in excess o* exports lor previous years, ihat is, gross exports ot 25,000,000 .uns and i ,O00,000 tons for bunkerage ..ligut result in a corresponding short ior Amencan consumers. Kequn cd'German coal deliveries are proba oiy in excess of the surplus which Ger many would have available for export .f German industry were to operate without a handicap. “The degree to which industry and che routine of ordinary daily life are disoiganized in these countries is de termined in part by the seriousness of their coal shortage and in pirt by the extent fc> which they are iniustrializ-* ed. The north European countries are the worst sufferers. Ultimately a bal ance will be attained between consum ption and production, but it does not appear that this can be hoped for in the immediate future. The internation al coal shortage is one of the most ser ious results of the wastefulness of war.” * V -+ Wanted one complete oil drilling outfit -♦ . TELEGRAPH ! FLASHES i PRO _ BOLSHEVIK I I I . ^ LONDON, Oct., 27— The Central News Agency at this point has receiv ed a message from Riga which states j that the Lithunian*government has de cided to install a pro-Bolsheviki gov i ornme nt. MARINES NOT GUILTY WASHINGTON, Oct., 27— ISriga ilior General lJarnett . who was the 'irat witness called before the c.ni.'l ¥ Marshall investigating the conditions ii Haiti, testified that there were only j250 natives killed during the five years that the marines have occupied daitfti, instead of 3,250 as reported, le says a mistake was made in addi ion which was responsible lor the pre* | /ious erroneous report issued by Maj or Edmund McClellan who was at tached V) the Casualty Record Office i the Marine Corps. He testified that only a few of the natives reported kill d had not fallen in action with Ma- j ines. —-* IRISH SPIRIT UNBROKEN ' I " CORK, Oct., 27— Deputy Lord May-1 or O’Callaghan of .this town informed J ;he Associated Press correspondent to day ehae lie believed the hunger strike J w'Oapon now being used by tlie Irish j would be abandoned and further de clared that the Irish spirit remained. •:nbroken and that the determination ; f the Irish people for complete inde endence was stronger than ever. LONDON, Oct., 27—At the coron-! • s inquest held yesterday the verdict | returned as to the cause of the deuth of Lord Mayor McSwiney was heart! failure, due to dilated heart and acute delerium following an attack of scur- ! y which was due to McSwiney’s state of exhaustion caused by his refusal ) lake food. The widow of *the Lord .dayor was the only witness for the j lamily and she successfully resisted j ’.any questions of the Coroner. __«•_ _— SIGNS FOR THREE YEARS NEW YORK, Oct., 27— Wilbert Robinson who successfully piloted the Brooklyn. National Baseball team this ear when they won the pennant of the National League, has signed a hrce year contract at practically his own terms. He has also received a handsome bonus. _*__ * EVANS TO ARRIVE SOON Steamer Evans northbound due.at 3«i\va» :i 2 A. M. tom.orrow morning. NOTICE The Ladies Aid Society will me.* tomorrow ^Thursday) promptly at-one i o Clock, for luncheon with Mrs. D. C. Math ist.n. The Usual work will begin ;.j 2 o’clock. -_♦-j— . # -- N Boost Seward but Neyer Knock. ' - - • - - CHICAGO, Oct., 27— Republican Vice Cl.airman John Adams stated to day during an interview in which he was asked about the chances of a Re publican Victory, that the political sit uation for the Republican Party was excellent through out the entire coun t.y, but that it was particuli^ly good in the middle west, lie further stated mat tin majority roiled up for the Re publicans in the middle west states i would be so enormous that he hesitat ed even to mention what he thought to no a conservative estimate. t ^ XIf v7 YORK, Oct., 27 — Chairman ,'vhuo >h‘ the Democratic National Committee m a statement made to day s.a od that victory for tlie Demo e.aiic l'.ationai Committee in a siace uent made today stated that victory i .ur me Democratic pauy in the com .,g elec .ion was being assuied so rap uiy, that lie coultl feel and seel- and near it ill the an*. MADISON , Wis., Oct., 27— Sen dor Rted speaking here today de .i.n ed mat he was heartily ashamed i both the candiuatca for prosit./ nt ..iid mat the omy thing tnat the Am* ncaii i eople had to be tnanklui ior .a.*, tne fact that they did not have eo , ieci both of thorn. U>D HOUTHJS WAfcillXGTON, Oct., 27— lVesi ... r,c w'i:>on auditing a gathering of jjio-ijcaguc Itepublicans today deciar d tiiat the so called A^nericanism .bout which ho liad heard so much prated lately is spurious and has been routed by both parties fo,r political purposes only. He appealed tor the completion ot the work we had started mid asserted that if the work was not i .nis'ned that the war we had fought . ouiU have been fought in \ain. He ..aid that he thought this would be his ..at appeal to the conscience of his countiymen in the supreme moral de cision they would be called upon to make at the coming election. The delegation after leaving made a for mal statement that they were touched .y the physical appealanee oi tm president who plainly showed the ef fects of his long illness and the tre mendous strain under which he has been laboring. ! ON TIME The Seward Limited will arrive 1 this evening on schedule time With 40 >asseng<>rs. NOTICE 4 Come One — Come Ail ; To The s MASQUERADE; - Ball and Dance on HOLLOWEEN j NIGHT At ODD FELLOWS Hall; Good Music and Refresh ments. PRIZES Ladies Artistic Gents Comedian No Men Allowed in Ladies Costume. CASEY McDANELL BRINGING HOME THE BACON - ORIGINAL METHOD TO ADVERTISE SEWARD Three well known men in every state in the United States will receive ' during the next month the artistic bill of fairs used by J. Casey McDannel who operates the palace buffet car on the government railroad between Sew ard, the Terminal City and Anchorage. The men selected by Casey are the United States Senators and the Gov irnors. In their mail some morning -hey will find a manila envelope con* Gaining two copies of the menu and a ’ . ard. Besides a list of the good things that Casey serves on his dining car, the menu cards have on the top of one, a picture of Casey's twins bom at An chorage, the same cut published with this article and on the other a view of the proposed improvements to be made in Anchorage Harbor. On the card is printed a condensed copy of the menu and on the reverse side a table «<1 distance from Seward to the end of the steel. Both the menu cards and the .‘•mailer card are printed artistically on food quality paper and the fact that tdey are advertising Seward, Anchor age and the government railway in the states to which they are sent, is clearly shown by the receipt of two i ‘tter.s recently by the Gateway from people in Wisconsin and New Jersey, who mentioned seeing the cards and asking for further detailed informa tion relative to Seward and the sur rounding country. Seward, Anchorage and every other town in Alaska can* not get too much of the right kind of advertising and the method choosen by Casey, while original and unique, is * one of the best legitimate stunts ever put across to give a community the helpful kind qf publicity that brings i jsuits. It is interesting people who live thousands 9f miles away. Seward I and Alaska are being brought to their attention through the medium of a menu and table of distance card more | certainly than has ever been done by * I the elaborate folder or pamphlet pro duced in the old stereotyped manner. V/e take off oar hi* to you ' salute you as a sincere booster of what is destined to be in the near future' one of the best little old towns in the Territory of Alaska. We wish you the best of luck and much prosperity and sincerely hope that your novel method | of advertising Sewagd' and- the com- ' munity will bring you hundreds of people next spring who will ride on - the Gateway Flier and eat in youf pal- . ace buffet car." * * • • —a——♦— NOTICE City taxes are nom due and maybe paid at the office of H. Dougherty, City Treasurer, • * .. * . * Subscribe fer the hriscqr, .