\ TO THE BEST PORTION OF
Through this harbor passes nearly all the traffic
of tie* vast region lying north of Cook inlet and
between the two mountain ranges which bound
the Susitna valley, an area as large as one of the
great states of the Middle West.
In the Near Future
Through the extension of the Alaska Central
railroad, now building northward from Seward,
the territory tributary to the town as the chief
seaport of the southern coast will gradually ex
paml until it embraces the Tanana and upper
Kuskokwim, each a region of imperial extent and
controls the trade of the Yentna gold mining dis
trict. which old Alaska miners pronounce one
of the coming bonanza camps of the territory.
It controls the trade of the numerous mining
camps along Cook inlet and its arms, b rom it
start the prospectors who are constantly pene
trating and exploring the interior between Cook
inlet and the Tanana in the search for rich depos
its of the metals which abound in all its hills and
Seward Outfits Miners
For all this territory. From this town leads the
best route to the new bonanza fields. They are
more accessible than any other great district of
Alaska, an important factor in their development.
Limitless Coal Deposits
lie at Seward’s back door. They have been ex
amined and analyzed by the best experts and
rated by them with the best bituminous coal of
the Atlantic coast. In another year this coal will
be hauled to tide water over the Alaska Central
\ railroad and can be mined m quantity to furnish
steam to all the ships that sail the North Pacific.
In a few years it will furnish coke to smelters
i which will be erected at Seward to reduce the
copper ores of that bonanza field, Prince William
sound, whose richest deposits are within a few
The Longest Railroad
in operation in Alaska has Seward for its ocean
terminus and its track lengthens each month.
On the finest townsite in Alaska, at the head of
the best harbor on the Alaska coast, ice-free every
day in every year, Seward is building. The town
has water works, electric lighting, sewerage; and
its development is based upon exhaustless re
i SENATOR BAILEY
HOLDS HIS JOB
Charge That He Is Attorney for
Standard Oil fails to Beat
Him in Texas.
By Cable to The Dally Gateway
Austin, Tex., Jan. 23 Senator Jos
eph W. Hailey was re-elected by the
legislature today to succeed himself in
the United States senate. A resolu
tion providing for u referendum vote
!of the people of the state on the
charge* against Hailey and calling for
| his resi nation if the charges should
hr sustained was tabled.
A large democratic vote was east
| against Hailey although he received:
j tin* indorsement of tin* democracy of
the staii* without opposition in the
primarx last spring. The charge sub
sequent!.; made that Bailey had re-i
reived large fees to aid in 'he re-1
udniissio i of the Standard Oil ( om
pany into Texas after it had been pro-j
j hibited from doing business in the
'state, at 1 Hailey's shuttling and un
satisfactory denial of tho charge,
i which s» *med to l*c well supported by
(documentary evidence, xvas the cause
of the li lit upon him.
Texas I egislature Begins Inquiry
Into His Relations With
Bv Ca'jli to The Dally Gateway.
Austin. Tex., .Ian 25 -The legislative
! committee appointed to investigate tin*
i alleged connect ion of Senator Bailey
j with the Standard Oil Gompany met
i today and outlined its procedure. The
1 lirst charge to he considered will he
| that of violating the federal statute by
accepting fees from a corporation
which has business with the state and
j the federal government.
Bailey's friends attempted to pre
! vent the appointment of the committee
to investigate his relations to the
[standard oil hut the pressure was too
j strong and the movement was support*
; eu hy many members who voted for
his re-election to the senate. It was
argued that Bailey could not afford to
suppress the inquiry
Alton •y-Oeneral Davidson, who has
1 been eh:;rged hy Bailey with forging
j some of the incriminating documen's
tending to show the senator s connec*
i tion wit!) Standard Oil and with being
himself dll Mated with t hat corporation,
I expesse*. anxiety to have everything
( bearing on the case fully Investigated.
j GIVE BIG NEW YEAR DINNER
Yentna Restaurant at Knik Enter
tains Crowd of Friends.
Knik, Jan. 15—1The proprietors of
the Yentna restaurant gnvo a New
I Year’s dinner to their friends at Kuik
at 5:30 p. in. Those present were
Judge Goodell and family, O. G. Hern*
ing and family, Mr. and Mrs. George
j Purches, Mrs. Howard, George
i Palmer, Glen Names, Fred Carter,
Billy Davis, Tom Booth, Tom Lane,
Dave Huycke, Frank Kelly, Jimmie
St. Clair, Sam Blowers, George Gib
son, Mat Yuth, Fkl O’Brien, Willard
Hall, Bill Hughes, Frank Millen.
Toasts were responded to as follows:
O. G. Fleming on “Mining;” George
Palmer on ‘‘Trade and Commerce,”
Dave Huycke “To the Mushers;” and
Judge Goodell on “Our Country.”
QAY TIMES AT SUNRISE
Residents Put in Long Nights at
Dancing and Card Playing.
Sunrise, Jan. 22—Sunrise residents
manage to find amusement during the
long nights at dancing and card games.
Card parties are numerous. Louis
Strauss gave a big dance the evening
of January 9 in the town hall, with re
freshments. Last night another dance
was held in the same place.
Mrs. Martha Smith is back from
Seward. She was brought over the
trail by S. L. Turpin with a dog team.
They made the journey in less than
Think* Ratal la May Win
John Burton, U. S. commissioner at
Cordova, was a passenger on the
steamer Saratoga returning home from
Seattle. He stated that the impres
sion seems to prevail in Seattle that
Katalla has been definitely selected as
the terminus of the Guggenheim rail
road but says Cordova is not yet ready
to give up.
Flxports from the United States in
the last fiscal year reached the total of
Former War Secretary Drops
Dead of Heart Disease in
By Cable to The Dally Gateway.
Washington, I). (’., Jan. 25—Senator
Russell A. Alger of Michigan dropped
dead of heart disease in his home in
this eity yesterday. He had been suf
fering from an alTection of the heart
for several years and the failure of his
health led him to decline re-election to
the senate. His term would have ex
pired March I next.
The president ordered Hags to he
hung at half mast at all military posts
on the day of the senator’s funeral.
The date has not yet been named. The
senate adjourned when <!on. Alger’s .
deal h was announced.
Russell A. Alger was horn in Lafay
ette. Ohio, February 27. l*JB. Ho ser
ved in the I’nionarmyin the civil war,
attaining the rank of brevet major-gen
eral of volunteers. lie acquired large
wealth in tlx* lumber and mercantile
business in Michigan. In 18.84 he was
elected governor of Michigan, and re
ceived considerable support for tlx*
republican providentnl nomination in
isss. lie was commander-in-chief of
ihodrand Army of the Republic in
iss'.i. In |sp7 he became secretary of -
war in 1’resident McKinley’s cabinet
and serfed until August, IMt'J, when he
resigned. He became senator from
Michigan in September 1!H)2, on the
death of James McMillan.
Tillman Stirs Up the Brethren
and Is Compelled to
By Cable to The Dally Gateway.
Washington. I>. <Jan. 22 Senator
Tillman created a row in the senate
yesterday afternoon by calling that
body a minstrel show during the dis
cussion of the Brownsville trouble.
I h- was forced to apologize before lie
was allowed to proceed.
In bis speech Tillman said that while
his state was opposed to having negro
sddiers in the United States army lie
'believed the president exceeded his I
j authority in his peremptory dismissal I
o;' the Twenty-lifth regiment.
: BERTHA SAILS WESTWARD
Steamer Delayed by Calling at Every
. Little Port With Mall.
Steamer Bertha arrived in port this
morning at 10:30 and sailed for Seldo
via and Kodiak at noon. Her delay in
coming was caused by the fact that she
called at every little way port on the
inside route with mail. She brought
six cabin and two steerage passengers.
Three of the former are well-known
The Bertha’s cabin passenger list
was as follows: W. Clayson, C. Hen
derson, Oak Olsen, A. H. Wheatley,
L, Brown, H. Malone.
SARATOGA REACHES PORT
Brings Twelve Passengers and 73,000
Feet of Bridge Timber
Steamer Saratoga arrived in port
Wednesday morning from Seattle,
with twelve passengers and a general
freight cargo, of which the most im
portant item was 75,000 feet of bridge
timber for the railroad.
The Saratoga sailed for Seattle at
3:30 Friday morning.
In a recent address before the mem
bers of the Washington Miners’ Asso
ciation, Captain Hand, president of
the association, said that the first dis
covery of gold within the boundaries
of the United States was made in
June, 1802, at Walker’s Crossing, on
Cabarrus creek, in Cabarrus county,
H. P. Gallagher of the Kahiltna
roadhouse sends the Gateway a menu
•ard of his Christmas dinner, printed
on birch bark. He put a stamp and
the address on the reverse side and let
it come as it iooks.
For all kinds of mechanical and gen
eral repair work, see J. H. White at
lumber office on beach.
If you want a free sample copy of the
most progressive and up-to-date min
ing journal published send your name
to Mining Topics, 64 Fulton street,
New York. Its news is authentic and
unbiased and the paper is devoted to
the specific and general interests of
mining in every field.
Ho! for the Interior!
Are you about to “Hit the trail?” We are
prepared to furnish your entire outfit, and
guarantee satisfaction. We have the goods
—plenty of them new and fresh; we also
have the experience in outfitting which
makes it possible for us to guard the new
prospector against mistakes and disap
pointments in selecting his outfit. Provis
ions, clothing and footwear of every de
scription, cooking utensils, tents, robes,
sleds, dog feed—everything needful for
-the trail can be had at
Brown & Hawkins
CHAS. A. TECKLENbURO
THE SEATTLE BAR
-ONLY THE BEST
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Bohemian and Olympia Beer
FURNISHED ROOMS WITH STEAM HEAT
J Fourth Aye. and Washington St. Seward. Alaska.
E. L. WHITTEMORE. Proprietor
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
FOURTH AVE. SEWARD, ALASKA
A (luntloinan’s Resort and Club Rooms.
First Class Cafe in Connection
PETERSON & BROWN, Proprietors
Electric Lights and Electric Bells in Every Room
Rates from 50e to $2.50 per Day
ABSOLUTELY FIRST CLASS
Fourth Avenue Seward, Alaska
Completely Renovated. New Management. Hot
and Cold Water. Modern, Plastered Rooms.
Electric Lighted. Baths. Reasonable Rates.
HAWKINS & WHITTEMORE, Proprietors
Fourth Avenue, ...» Seward, Alaska
THE BANK THEATRE
Del Clark. Proprietor
Entertainments Every Evening
Best of Wines, Liquors and Cigars at the Bar
Board of Trade
Fourth Avenue, • • • Seward, Alaska
Only the choicest goods dispensed
Club Rooms in connection
Furnished Apartments up stairs
New, Neat and Comfortable. f. V. THOMAS, Prop.
W. P. HENRY & CO.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
First Class Cafe in Connection
fourth Avonu* S.W«rd, Alookl
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