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Harness Leather FOR
Dog Harness
Dog Collars WINTER
Dog Sleds AT
t_ -4*
Incorporated for $300,000 and
Scope Confined to Alaska
and Yukon.
By Cable to Tbo Dally Getaway.
Seattle, Dee. S The directors v»f the
Aluska-Yukon exposition yesterday
voted to postpone the fair until 19Uh
because of the cootlict of dates which
would We involved by holding it in HM)7,
the year already chosen for the James
town. Virginia exjxosition, which »il!
be li«‘ld to commemorate. the first white
settlement in America, in lti»>7.
The Aiaska-Yukon fair has U>en In
corporated with a capital stock o'
$300,000. Its scope is Uaxited to an ex
hibition of the product- of the region
north of I’ort Simpson. 1>. t .
Seattle, lVc. t> The committee on
permanent i*r^acu/-ation of the AlasKix
Yukon exposition which it is propes, u
to hold in Seattle in ii*»»7, recommend*
n post ]>oneinent of the date Ixeeause o*
its eontliet with the exposition already
arranged to l>e held at Jamestown,
Virginia, in l1."1'. That year will h<
the 300th anniversary of the first per
manent white settlement In America
Mrs Blumer Suddenly Decides to
Take Possession of Mouse
Mrs. Anna (t. Blunterlea-aoda bouse t»>
J. D. Sheklon two months ago but she
decided last Thursday to terminate the
lease, so slu went into the house in
his absence and began to hustle his
chattels out of doors. Mr. Sheldon
and W. \V. Wilson, who lives with
him. arrived before the ejectment was
complete, and set Mrs. Bi-umer into th
street. They moved their goods bach
insul* ami still hold possession.
Mrs. Bbuner has beejn consulting
Judge Hildreth concerning the possi
b lilies for legal vengeance, and Mr.
Sheldon says she can have her huust
as soon as he can move into another
one. but that he will place a mechanic’s
lien upon it for an addition and repairs
ho has made. Meanwhile both art
now keeping the peace.
Take Dougherty to Asylum
S|*eeisui Officer J- Graves wia
out on the Bertha in charge of William
Dougherty, who was recently commit
ted to the asylum for the insane at Sa
lem. Oregon. Deputy l*. S. Marshal
K. S. Bates of Nushagak. who w;e go*i
ing out on th*- same boat. is assisting ■
in guarding Dougherty. The man was
a railroad lal*orer. who came up here
on the Valencia from San Francisco,
and became deranged on the subject of
an imaginary mining strike.
Carpenter falls from Bridge
John McPherson, » bridge carpenter
on mile 4;">. was struck on the head by a
falling timber Thursday morning ami
was knocked off tl»r bridge, falling
fifteen f«^t to the ground. He suffered
two contusions on the head and ««ae on
ihe rignt knee, but will s<x«a recover.
He was brought down to the city hos
pital last night.
lost Both lye* by Blast
.Tam* ' lckes and Bob Shuler wvr<
badly injured xtxl Irk* s lost Ixxt.: eyes
bv a blast in Solomon gulch near \aF
<b*z. last we«4i. A si wt hail feu led io go
off and Iclaeidug for it w ith hi> pick.
He finally deckled that it had gone off
and he hi* tb* rock a kard blow. Then
the bia-Jt did go off. lckes eves were
Blled with small fragments of rtx’k.
Some liope >till remains this morn
ing that the s c utter Portland may
come to Seward. She reached Tort
Liscum at 1 i.’cltc < Wednesday- I he
Valdez operator has reported her four
times as gone from that port. The
last announcement stated tliat she left
vest »rday morning.
Two men wore hurt Thursday by a,
blast on the tunnel work of Rich &
Harris on mile ">2. Their names could
not be learned. One suffered a hip
dislocation, while the other was only
slightly hurt.
The Fifth avenue sidewalk is beauti
fully iced and wa>a bonanza to thekids
until the weather became too cold for
them to coast.
Mrs. H. Stall went to Valdez on the
Bert a. Sic will goon to Seattle a
little later.
Driven About for Days by Stormy
Seas Which at Times Lifted
Her Out of Water
After six days and a half of buffeting
by storms to the westward the steamer j
Bertha returned to Seward Saturday j
evening at b o'clock, and sailed south
ward three hours later, t hi her west
ward trip she was unable to get into
<• H)k Inlet when she first arrived there. |
and went on to Kodiak. 1 h.s com-;
polled her to eome hack by way of i
Seldovia, ami after she got inside the
inlet she was Untied up by the same!
storm which drove the Bora back into
thi- port Thursday.
Tlu Bertha left Seldovia at I o'clock j
Saturday morning and had a pleasant
trip until sin neared Resurrection hay, ,
when sin nu-t the wind which began to
blow over Seward early in the evening.
She met the Bora just this side of Sel
dovia. that Nt. amor having made a slow
trip westward on account of the rough
weather Friday.
When tin* Bertha left SiwardSunday,
N. veuihet* 2*i. the weather was cold and
rough. She managed to get into Port
1 Dick, hut when she reached the cape,
Mt the entrance to t ook Inlet a gale ,
wa- blowing which made it unsafe to,
trv to get inside. The Bert Ini pounded 1
around on the outside for hours and;
■ rh< n < apt. Knudsen gave it up and pro- ,
ceeded to Seldovia. It was with great
dithculty that the steamer entered the!
Inh • when she returned, and when she .
tri■ ■,t t,. get outside after visiting Sol-j
do\ i i anil Bonier she found the way
blocked by a driving snowstorm, and |
had to wait for it to subside.
While tr. iug to get away from S 1-;
dovii the Bert ha was tossed ahmtt liie ^
a chip on waves that at times lifted her j
out of the water. A blinding snow j
storm also prevailed and several times
f he engines were stopped to avoid the
risk of crippling machinery. Final 1 \
the vessel managed to drift back to
I Seidovia. where she waited until the
i storm subsided.
The Bertha took a small number of
passengers to Seattle. Among Hum
were O. H. Sleeper, («. \\ • Davies,
well-known mining men of the Inlet
1 region, and Mrs. Fred Smith, all booked
' for Seattle.
Amoni' th<* Bertha's passengers
wet’-* A. l'. Ooss and Mrs. Co-«>o! Kod
iak. Mr. Gos> is general agent of the
Alaska <'otutroroial Company for all
ports west of Seward. He and Mrs.
t;V)s> will spend the four months while
navigation i> close on the Inlet at
their old home in Vermont.
Several Houses Making Progress
and New' Ones Started
('< ’.<] weather has not entirely stop
ped building although it has checked
outside work somewhat. In spite of
almost zero temperature carpenters
an engaged ;n the open air. Washing
ton street west of Fourth avenue is the
renter <>f visible activity.
Stafsholt A Finstad, who lately con
duct'd tin- Nort horn restaurant until
the room began to be made over into a
bowling alley, are rushing work on a
2u\M0 building a short distance west of
Brownell's store, for a restaurant. It
will be one and one-half stories high
and the upper floor will be used for
furnished rooms. I). (’. Brownell is
building a sidewalk beside bis store,
which will be extended to the restau
.lust beyond the restaurant building
the house which Nelson Brothers are
building ia nearly completed. Two of
the She flier cottages, in the same
locality, are finished and a third is un
der way. Toward the hill several
small cottages are going up.
Dr. M< Masters Locates Here
Dr. A. M. McMasters, who has been
at Hope for the past year and a half,
j ha*« d«vid>Hl to locate In Seward, anti
' ha' taken an ottiee over lirown h Haw
kin'' store. He came to Alaska from
Washington. 1). 0. to engage in min
ing in connection with his professional
pruct ico.
The flooring of K. L. Whittemore’s
bowling alley is nearly finished and the
! place will soon be ready for business.
The Oregon sailed Tuesday from
Seattle. She will bring 1S6 tons of
| steel rail' for the Alaska Central, with
(other cargo, and 110 laborers.
-— 1
Floyd Huddle Instantly Killed by
Discharge of Dynamite He
Thawing hy Fire
Flovd Huddle's head was blown from
his body by an accidental discharge of
dynamite, which he had been thawing j
in a tent on mile 47 of the railroad
Wednesday afternoon. Hy t he explosion
A. I). Norlin, who was just entering
the tent, was knocked senseless with
three dangerous wounds on his head.
Hr has not yet recovered consciousness
sufficient I v to talk intelligently, hut he
may live.
Huddle was one of the firm of Fox
Huddle, station coni factors on mile 17.
He had been thawing a quantity of No.
2 dynamite in a tent and had just fin
ished the work and was in the act of
wrapping up some vigorite in paper to
take*along when t lie explosion occurred.
This informal ion came over the tele
phone that night, although the author
ity for the details was not given, and
it may be partly guess work, because
all statements so far received agree
that Huddle was alone in tIk* tent ex
cept that Norlin had just put his head
through the Map in the act of entering.
Huddle and his partner had been do
ing station work on the railroad for
several months. They had about hall
a dozen men working for them. Nor
lin was one oi these. He went to the
tent to >ee if 11 uddle had finished thaw
ing the powder, intending to help car
rv it out, and reached the scene in time
to receive part of the force of the ex
plosion, hut an instant to late to he as,
close to it as Huddle.
Commissioner Hildreth stated that I
he would probably not hold an
inquest, as the oau.»e of the fatality,
was apparent, unless later information I
should disclose earelc.vsni vs on the part
of some other man. A formal report ,
will he returned hy railroad otficials toj
In* filed by him as the record of the
case if no inquest is held.
Huddle "as buried Thursday after
noon near where he met his death, j
His home was in Mcadville. Nebraska,
when his mother and sister reside.
Morses Run Away and John Jo
hanson Breaks Rib
John Johanson. a railroad teamster,
suffered the fracture of his eighth rib
on the left side as the result of a run
away Wednesday He is in the ho
pit:il. and Dr. Burns -ays if it should
prove that the fractured rib penetrat
ed the lung the injury may re
quire a long time to heal.
Johanson was driving a load of lum
ber down Fourth avenue when the
team started to trotting fast. He held
them until a wheel struck a rock and
the load slid down until it tonched one !
horse's hips. Then tin* runaway started
and the team traveled down Adams
street at a lively rate. Johanson stuck
to his load until below the railroad:
building, when he jumped. As he!
touched the ground lie swung around j
and a- lit* fell hi- back struck against i
a cluster of small, jagged stumps.
The team kept going around the
stump tract to tin* eastward without
wrecking the wagon, until they got
tired and -topped near th<* cable office.
Coleman and Moose Both Trans
ferred to New M onagers
The Moose and Coleman cafes both
went under new management last
Wednesday. Mrs. Walton gave uj> the
Moose, and was succeeeded by Mrs.
Walter DeLong, who came to Seward
on the Oregon. She has been in
charge at night since the cafe began
to bo kept open at all hours.
If. N. Coleman turned over the cafe
! of his hotel to S. Fi. Sutherland, who
has been chef of the place for some,
time. There will be no change in
management except that Mr. Coleman
will he an ordinary boarder hereafter,
instead of grand mogul.
Head Cut With Stick of Wood
George Smart suffered a painful
scalp wound this week while loading
I wood upon an engine at a wood cam])
! three* miles out on the railroad, the re
sult of a <t iek falling back and striking
! him on the head. A sharp corner of
! the stick cut through to the skull and
j the gash hied profusely. Smart was
| brought down to the hospital, where
! his injury was dressed, and he will lx*
i out again in a few days. He is a la
borer on section 1.
Lowell creek is reduced to its lowest
terms under the frigid air now prevail
ing, and it contains more ice than
Steamer Santa Clara left Sitka last
Thursday. With good weather she
should reach Seward Monday.
The principal products of Manchuria
are beans and millet.
Oregon Senator Suffers Violent
Hemorrhage and Continues
To Sink Rapidly.
By Cable to Tho Daily Gateway.
Portland’ Ore. Dee. 8- Senator
Mitchell is dangerously ill. Fie suf
fered a severe hemorrhage last night
after four teeth were extracted, bleed
ing for four hours. He has been sink
ing rapidly ever since.
The Senator’s health has been fail
ing gradually ever since his trial last
summer, resulting in his conviction of
accepting fees for services before the
interior depart ment.
Hoot Has Unfailing Market and
Grows in Almost any Climate
Orris root cultivation is receiving j
attention in the United States. For
many years a limited area near I* lor
once, Italy, had almost a monopoly of j
the product, hut a few years ago it was
introduced into this country, and has
been cultivated with great success.
Orris is the commercial name for the
perfumed root used in making all the
perfumed powders sold in the market
as specialties. It is made from powdered
orris root, and its fragrance is pet man- J
C. K. Colo, a general agent for lands;
in the Southwestern states, has been
engaged for several years in stimulat
ing the cultivation of orris root. He
has discovered that it will also thrive
in most of the northern states, hut
with tin popular idea that Alaska is at
the base of the North Uolrt lie consci-j
entiously wrote to a Seward citizen as
**ll would not do for cultivation in
Alaska, 1 fear. Thu roots are left in
tlit: ground .ill winter, hill l think your
c’imate might he m vere. It is a hardy
plant and lias prospered in New ^ ork
and .Southern New Knglund, l*ul was
winter killed in Maine.”
Mr. (’ole evidently has not learned
that Seward winters are less severe
than those of Southern New Knghind.
Describing the plant Mr. (’ole says:
“The orris plant is one of the beauti
ful faniilx known as Iris, of which there
are yoi) varieties known to botanists.
Most of them bloom in the early spring. :
The orris is the only one of them that j
contains any perfume in the root. Ship-,
loads of this root areannually imported
into the United States, the value of
which is estimated at several million j
dollarsannual!y,and the demand is rap-'
idly increasing."
“ The plants require no special care,
only needing to be hoed or plowed two
or three times during the summer.
They continue to grow until after frost
comes, while the tops remain green
throughout the winter. The plant is
adapted to the climate and soil eon-1
ditions of North America anywhere 1
west of Maine, and south of Lake
Superior. The plant has no enemies:
stork will not eat it: drought will not !
kill it. The plants in Kansas survived
drought in that state without any in-j
“The beauty of t he plant, at all t imes. j
hut especially when in hlom. gives it a |
fascinating attraction. When grown >
near large cities, the cut flowers bring
quite a sum. so that the plant has a 1
double value.”
The department of agriculture of the j
federal government urges the eultivat-1
ion of orris root in this country be-1
I cause of the extraordinary profit in it.
and because a large amount of money
is annually sent to Italy to import it in
great quantities, An authority on the
subject says:
Most of the orris root is grown near
Florence, Italy, where the cultivation, j
preparation, drying and curing process-,
es have been carried on for a long
period and the secret careful guarded,
so that floriculturists actually know
very little about the plant and nothing j
at all about the drying and curing!
methods. Parties from the Fnitcd j
States, sent over by manufacturers of i
perfumes who used the powdered root, j
had difficulty in learning the process, i
and in getting a supply of the plants. J
A thousand plants were secured, and
tried in the United States, in different
localities. The plants all flourished,
and the roots from same, tested by
leading perfumers, were pronounced
equal to. or even superior to the Italian
product.. The agricultural department
in Washington recommends tin* culti
vation of orris. Every pound can he
soid as readily as wheat. It is a pro
tected industry, their being an import
duty on the roots of -o percent.
Orris is the commercial name for the
perfumed root used in making all of
the perfumed powders sold by drug
gist*, perfumers and manufacturers of
perfumed specialties, it is to perfumed
powders what animal musk, or amber
gris, is to liquid perfumes. No lasting
perfume can be made without one of
these for a base. Musk is a fluid sec
reted iu a sack of certain fur bearing
animals. Ambergris is a fatty product
taken from diseased whales. They
give to liquid perfumes the quality of
permanence. In a like manner and for
the same reason, orris root is used as
the base for perfumed powders. At
------- H. N. COLEMAN, Proprietor
tier trie Lights and Electric Bells in every room
Rates from 50c to $2.50 per day
Absolutely First-Class
bF< .mil Avenue .... Seward, Alaska */
F 0 HALE President 0. E. DICKER MAN. Vlce-Prc*
Transacts a General Banking Business
We receive deponlts. buy nml sell exchange. foreign and domestic: buy gold
dust and bullion; make collections. All business committed to our care will
receive prompt and careful attention...
Your Business Is Solicited
Pianos and Safes Moved , S|-u'c’,>-T-g%
Give us your orders for i»oal &. Wood
General Forwarders PHONE MAIN Seward. Alaska I
fresh Beef, Porft, Veal and Mutton
Hams, Bacon and Lard Constantly on hand
Small & Glasbrermer
EIDSON & DOBSON. Proprietor*
A Gentleman’s Resort. Gold Dust Bought
C1or. Fifth nnd Washington streets Seward, Alaska
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Bohemian and Olympia Beer
Fourth Av*. and Washington St Seward, Alaaka.
Wines, Liquors and Cigars First-class Furnished Rooms
Fourth A ve.,Opposite Alaska Central Commercial Co.
Restaurant in connection. WALLACE & THOMPSON, Proprietors
least one-half of every face powder,
sachet powder, tooth power, violet
powder, and every other perfumed
powder, is made from .powdered orris
root. Its fragrance is .lasting and per
manen*. It has a slightly bitter taste,
which is often observed in tooth pow
ders when made almost wholly from it,
and is of a yellowish white color. When
dried there comes into it a delicate per
fume, which increases with age.
Hats and Mice and Large Animals
Elephants, rhteoceroses and other
large thick-skinned animals have for
midable enemies in rats and mice.
These small rodents have found .tikat
the feet of the elephant are excel
lent eating and have no hesitation iu
gnawing at them when the animal lies
down, when, owing to its confined con
dition. it is not very well able to de
fend itself against Us .puny enemies.
To protect these vast creatures it is
found necessary in most menageries to
keep terriers about the cages. 1 heso |
little follows very soon dispose of the]
pachyderm’s tiny adversaries. It was,
recently discovered in a well-known
menagerie that mice and .rats had been
very busv with the hide of u rliinoceios.
A Scotch terrier was put into the cage
of the huge beast, and in the first night
she hud killed no fewer than twenty
seven rats. In a few'days tiaere were
no rats left to nibble the hide of the
poor rhinoceros. _
Puyallup, Wash, is going to straight
en the channel of the Puyallup river
near that town because it wiggles too
much. __ •
The U. S. circuit court of appeals
has decided that, a jury of six men in
a criminal case in Alaska is unconsti
Portland: loft Valdez for Seward
y estotulay to o rni t >g.
Santa Clara: sailed from Seattle Ut:
from Sitka Jtb: due in Seward 11th.
Oregon: sailed from Seattle 5th: due
in Seward lltli
Santa Ana: sailed from Seward 30th.
Berth a: sailed from Seward 2nd.
The heaviest man playing football in
Maine this fall is llersev, the Kents
Mill guard. Me weiglss 320 pounds and
they weigh kirn on the hay scab's.
Seattle Headquarters
All Alrskam. going to Seattle on bus
iness or for other puriwses a re .cordially
invited toihave their mail addressed to
themselves in care of the Industrial
Bureau of the Alaska Central Railway
Company. Lumber Exchange Building,
Seattle, Wash., and make the Bureau
their headuarterv while in that city.
* Alaska Central Railway Co.
Ten miles from Seward. The island
is two miles long and one mile wide.
I will sell my squatter's claim and 423
foxes, whose skins are worth an average
of $20 each, for $2500. which is lesstlmn
one-third of the value of the skins.
Offer is made because 1 wish to go up
the Susitna to prospect for a year.
Alfrod Lowell,
Third avenue, Seward.
FOR SALE—Best otTer takes lots 25,
20, 27, block 40; lots 15, 16, block 20;
lots 12, 13, 14, block 7, Seward, Alaska.
Owner 948,22nd. Ave„ Seattle, Wash. *
Take a bath at Gould and Conner*.

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