TO THE BEST PORTION OF
Through this harbor passes nearly all the traffic
of the 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
pand until it embraces the Tanana and upper
Kuskokwim, each a region of imperial extent and
controls the trade of the Yentnagold 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. From 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 in quantity to furnish
steam to all the ships that sail the North Pacific.
In a few years it will furnish coke to smelters
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
Seattle and Tacoma Drop Lid and
Liquor Men Threaten Blue
3y C»U!.» to The Dally Oatawmy.
Seattle. Feb. 18 — Mayor Moore
ordered the police to close all saloons
Saturday at midnight and the order
was enforced strictly. Not even a side
door was open yesterday. This is the
tirst attempt in many years to enforce
the Sunday closing law.
The liquor dealers’ association noti
fied the mayor today that if he insists
ou enforcing Lduo laws it will close
every kind of business in the city on
Sunday except the undertakers and
drugstores. Kven restaurants will he
closed. The state law forbids any kind
of business to he conducted on Sundai.
The liquor dealers say they will shut
down everything next Sunday.
Tacoma Closes Also
Tacoma, Feb. 18—All saloons were
closed Saturday at midnight and the
lid was kept on all day Sunday by
order of the mayor. The liquor deal
ers mad * no resistance but the liquor
dealers’ association announces that it
will pursue the same policy as the
Seattle association and close all kinds
of business next Sunday.
ORDERS DESTRUCTION OF
6000 SLOT MACHINES
By Cabh to Too Dally O»ioway.
Tacoma, Feb. *20--An order was made
in the superior court today directing
the sheriff to destroy 6000 slot machines
which had been confiscated under the
law prohibiting their use.
Scripps Association to Send
Press Report to Afternoon
Papers of North.
Oy Cable to Tb« Dally Oataway.
Seattle, Feb. 23—The Star announces
today that the Scripps-News Associa
tion has closed a deal with Alaska
afternoon papers to furnish them a
day press re|»ort much larger than they
receive now and place them in better
touch v. ith the world, giving them the
best news printed by the big after
noon papers of the states. The new
service will start March 1.
No previous information has been
vouchsafed concerning this deal.
Whctlur the Scripps Association has
taken over the whole Alaska news ser
vice, which has heretofore i»een con
trolled by an individual, or it is trying
to comp -te with him is a matter which
later information will disclose. It is not
likely to make any change in the pres
tem ordained by the wisdom of the war
department which compels Alaska
i papers to take what they can get, at
exorbitant tolls. The Gateway may
have been declared in on this latest
scheme without its knowledge or con
SARATOGA SAILS SOUTH
Brings Twenty Passengers and Gen
eral Freight Cargo.
Steamer Saratoga arrived in port
from Seattle Sunday afternoon at 4
o’clock and sailed again at the same
hour Monday afternoon. She brought
twenty passengers, twenty-five tons of
general cargo, ten tons of hay and
30,000 feet of lumber for the Alaska
Central, and one horse. She also has
aboard two passengers for Orca and
half a dozen for Katalla. She intend
ed to call at Katalla on the way up but
could not on account of rough weather.
The Saratoga again vindicated her
claim to being one of the fastest boats
on the Pacific. She left Seattle Sun
day night, February 10, at 8 o’clock.
When opposite Sitka she met a heavy
rainstorm and as she had a large num
ber of horses on her deck Capt. Moore
put in toward Sitka to shelter the ani
mals from the storm. Before reaching
Sitka the wind changed te the east
and the steamer was again facing it.
She turned north again but the devia
tion from her course lost her nearly
twenty-four hours. Nevertheless she
reached Valdez in less than lire days.
She came from Valdez to Seward in
twelve and one-half hours, although
qhe stopped at Latouohe.
The Ketchikan Mining Journal
issubd a handsome illustrated annual
recently, booming the town.
Montana is first among the states in
copper production but Arizona is a
close second and gaining fast.
Socialists and Labor Men Ob
serve Anniversary of Arrest
in Idaho Case.
ly Cubic to The Daily Gateway.
Denver, Feb. 19—Socialists and la
bor unions throughout the United
States hold meetings yesterday, the
anniversary of the secret seizure of
Moyer, Haywoou and Pettlboue by
Colorado and Idaho officials and Pink
erton detectives, in Denver and their
t ransfer to Idaho to be tried upon the
charge of complicity in the murder of
Ux-Gov. Steunenberg. General deuu i
ciation of the state officials of the two
states characterized ‘he speeches.
New subscriptions for the defence
fund of the accused officials of tl e
Western Federation of Miners were
started in many cities, and an oiler
will ite made to raise an addiliora
$259,000 for the purpose. A large sum
was raised last year soon after the
men were arrested.
SAY ADAMS ORGANIZED
CONSPIRACY TO MURDER
Wallace, Idaho, Feb. 20 — In the
trial of Steve Adams today witnesses
testified that a conspiracy existed
among the woodsmen to kill all land
jumpers. Adams was the ringleader
and $100 each were paid for murders
of obnoxious men.
Witnesses in Brownsville Investi
gation Testify Citizens
By Cabl* to Tb« Sally OaWway.
Washington, I). C., Feb. 19—Cor
poral Nolan, a white soldier of the
Twenty-fifth regiment, testified before
the senate committee which is investi
gating the Brownsville riot, that the
first shot in the disorder was fired from
behind the commissary into the build
ing. Two negro soldiers testified that
white men had assaulted their wives
and that no redress was given by the
It is promised that a great deal of
evidence will be presented to show
that the negro soldiers had been per
secuted by white residents in various
ways for a long time before the riot,
and that the actual fighting was be
gun by whites, the negros resisting
only when compelled to do so in self
Flies Deeds for Trading Stations
Judge Howlett today filed deeds
transferring the trading stations,
buildings and stocks of the Alaska
Commercial Company in Alaska. One
deed conveys to Omar J. Humphrey
and W. J. Erskine, who in turn con
vey to the Alaska Coast Commercial
Company. The consideration named
is 110 gold coin, and the following
trading posts are transferred: Kodiak,
Sunrise, Hope, Tyonok, Afognak, Kar
luk, Ousinkee, Nutchuk, Kayak,
Douglas, Katraai, Wrangel, Kaguiak,
Jactalic, Acheck, Wood Island, Brook
lyn. The conveyance does not include
furs or cash on hand and excepts the
steamer Fearless at Unalaska.
Falls from Launch and Drowns
Tom Doherty, proprietor of the
Prince William sound launch Buttin
sky, fell overboard from the launch in
Galena bay a few days ago and was
drowned. The body has not been
discovered. Doherty leaves a widow
A story is going around the streets
the Jack Kavanaugh was drowned two
or three months ago in one of the
rivers above the Inlet, which may be
true, although a letter from Susitna
station, dated January 10, states that
Jack was there at that time, and ex
pected to go up one of the creeks
Frank Watson came to Seward on
the Saratoga and reports that every
body in Seattle is guessing on the
Guggenheim railroads. . but nobody
seems to know anything about it.
They are not even certain that the
Guggenheims are in it.
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The steamer Yucatan, a sister ship
of the Northwestern, purchased last
year by the Northwestern Steamship
Company at the same time as the
Northwestern and the Saratoga, ar
rived in Seattle early this month.
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The trail to the Chandler is kept
open by a procession of mushers.
Lake copper keeps up to 25 and 25.25
in the metal market.
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