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Seward weekly gateway. (Seward, Alaska) 1905-1914, June 22, 1907, Image 3

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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 ot 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
Seward Already
controls the trade of the Yentna gold mining dis
trict. which old Alaska miners pronounce one
of th*' 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 tields. 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
hours sailing.
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
Heney Compels Deposition of
Schmitz and Election of
By Cable to The Detly Gateway.
San Francisco, June 18—Acting un
der orders from the district attorney’s
office the board of supervisors last
night declared Mayor Schmitz to bo
ousted from office and elected as act
ing mayor Supervisor James Gallagher,
who confessed to taking bribes.
Mayor Schmitz Kept in Jail
San Francisco, June IT—Mayor
Schmitz was kept in the county jail
yesterday. He refused to see anyone.
He is living in style and the sheriff
takes orders from nim.
Refuses Request of Schmitz
San Francisco, June 18 Mayor
Schmitz today asked Judge Lawler of
the superior court for an order allow
ing him to confer with his attorneys
six hours each day. The request was
Guard In Mayor’s Office
San Francisco, June, li> — Mayor
Schmitz yesterday afternoon ordered
a guard to be placed in the mayor’s
office and defies anyone to take posses
sion. The guards still hold the office.
Abe Ruef appeared in Dunne’s
court for sentence this morning, pur
suant to his plea of guilty of extortion
Sentcnce was deferred until June 2fi.
S:hmitz Men Will Stick
San Francisco. Juno 20 — 1 he city
officials appointed by Mayor Schmitz
sav they will not resign or submit to
removal if requested by the mayor to
stick. ________
Seeks Habeas Corpos
San Frandisco, June 21 — Mayor!
Schmitz applied today in the supreme i
court for his release on writ of habeas I
corpus. The petition states that he is'
suffering from an incurable disease j
and that imprisonment is hastening his
death. It affirms that lie is in cus
tody illegally, being entitled to bail.
Schmitz Hearing up nonday
San Francisco, June 22 l’h© applica
tion of Mayor Schmitz for his release
on bail will come tin in the supreme
court next monday.
Sends Down Prize Bearskin
The bearskin worn during life by i
the ursus major which Col. Bill Butts
slaughtered with a jack knife in a,
desperate hand-to-paw encounter,
arrived by mail from the inlet a few ;
days ago. It is about the size of a!
boy’s undershirt and when Ed Whitte
niorc found it in the post otlice,
wrapped in brown paper, be thought
somebody had sent him a minkskin
until lie unrolled it and found it was a
miniature black bear.
Road for Death Valley
From Kundsburg to Ballarat, in j
Death valley, seventy-miles, the Santa
Fe railroad will build a road as an ex- >
tension of the Johannesburg road into '
the new mining district, where the ore
is assaying as high as <1000 a ton. It
will cross the bed of the Dry Salt lake
and skirt the base of the Darwin
range of mountains, and will furnish
an outlet to the new mining camps
that are being established in the
vicinity of Bennett’s Wells.—Mining
A letter from Gird wood states that
an error occured in the obituary of
John S. Campbell, sent to the Gateway
from Sunrise, regarding the marriage
| of Mr. Campbell. He was married in
Sunrise to Flora C.Sebolt, May 20,1904.
His widow and daughter are living in
Gird wood.
Alfred Doring was fatally injured
by a premature blast in mining work
on Knight island and died in the
Valdez hospital several days later.
Some eastern democrats are planning
to nominate Gov. Folk of Missouri for
president and Gov. Johnson of Min
nesota for rice president in 1908.
The Tanana miners’ strike is hold
ing down the output of the big camp.
On some creeks only a small number
of men are at work.
Wheat has sagged a little below a
dollar. This includes December, which
is highest. July calls for only 95 cents.
The lead and zinc mines of the south
west are reported to be having a period
of remarkable prosperity.
Freight rates to the Orient from
Pacific ports in the United States were
recently raised.
The national association of manufact
urers has voted in favor of tariff
Troops Sent to Wine Districts
Fire Upon Inoffensive
Men And Women.
By Cable to Tbe Dally Gateway.
Paris, June 21—Goneral rebellion is
threatened in the wine growing dis
trict. In repressing the winegrowers'
riots the troops yesterday shot down
innocent men and women who had no
part in the disturbance, and highly in
flamed popular feeling prevails.
Troops Refuse to Fire
Narbonne, Juno 21—French troops
everywhere today are refusing to fire
upon the mobs in the wine growing
districts. The shooting of rioters and
innocent persons indiscriminately in
some places yesterday is generally
Wine Growers’ Revolt Spreads
Paris, June 22—The revolt in the
wine growing districts continues to
spread and the troops sent to control
the rioters refuse to take aggressive
action against them. Several compan
ies have mutinied outright when or
dered to fire upon the mobs. No pro
gress whatever has been made toward
the collection of the tax which is the
cause of the trouble.
Riots In Wine District
Paris, June 20—The revolt of the
wine growers resulted today in the ar
rest of M. Ferroul, leader at Narbonne,
where 10,000 are organized. Rioting
has occurred in several of the wine
Inventor Hopes to Change Railway
The working model of a new style
railway car and motor created by
Louis Brennan, inventor of the Bren
nan torpedo,running on a single rail,
was exhibited to the leaders of the
scientific world at the Royal Society.
A miniature railway car or locomo
tive standing entirely above a single
rail, with apparently nothing to bal
ance it, ran about the hall, turned
sharp corners at high speed, crossed a
single strand of wire cable in lieu of a
bridge, climbed heavy inclines—all
with perfect stability.
Sometimes the car was loaded, some
times empty. No attempt was made
to balance the load. The vehicle itself
did that instantly and automatically.
The mechanism consists essentially
of two flywheels rotated directly by
electric motors in opposite directions
at a high velocity, mounted so that by
their gvrostatic action their stored-up
energy can be utilized. These fly
wheels, mounted on high-class bear
ings, are placed in air-exhausted cases,
so both air and journal friction is re
duced to a minimum.
The motive power may bo either
steam, oil, gas or electricity. The
speed can be from twice to thrice that
of ordinary railways, owing to the
smoothness in running and the total ab
sence of lateral oscillation.
Alcohol As Fuel
If some of the prophets can be trust
ed, we are on the ere of an alcohol age,
and are likely to find it before long
generally substituted for all other
sources of light, heat and power. This
estimate is based on the remarkable
adaptability which alcohol has been
shown to have for all purposes, and on
the fact that it can so be cheaply pro
duced without taxation, when once
the country gets the hang of it, that
its low cost will cause it to supersede
everything else. It can be made from
any sort of vegetable growth, fruit or
grain, and large amounts of material
generally wasted can be utilized in its
manufacture. In Germany every
farmer has his own still, and the pre
vention of illicit use seems Jo have
been compassed without difficulty.
Potatoes- which in that country, ow
ing to the use of potash, which abounds,
as a fertilizer, yield enormously—are
the principal source of alcoholic sup
ply, which also is so cheap that it
has come into very wide use. It furn
ishes most of the light and runs all the
motors.—Cincinnati Enquirer.
Bellingham sends out a story that
somebody in that town is selling
tobacco with alfalfa in it.
The Record-Miner announces that
Dr. C. H. Gibbons, recently of Seward,
has located in that city.
An eastern man who married a Miss
Fytte is now suing for divorce.
A Kansas City usurer has been
given thirty days in jail.
Work has started on the Tanana
Mines railroad extension.
No checks given by the Alaska Road
Commission will be cashed except
when presented to the Bank of Se
ward by the payee.
G. K. Armstrong.
Brown & Hawkins
Provisions, Bedding, Crockery, Glassware, Hardware, Cloth
ing, hats and Caps, Boots and Shoes, Rubber Goods,
! Gentlemen’s Furnishings, Wood and Coal,
Flour, Feed, Etc., Etc., Etc.
Chase and Sanborn’s Celebrated Coffees
and Teas, and Hills Bros.’ Coffees.
I Outfitting a Specialty
Guns, Ammunition, Mechanics’ Tools, Cutlery
Miners' Conveying and Pressure Hose and
Reducing Nozzles, Tents, Etc.
Stoves and Ranges, Granite and Tinware
Tinning Plumbing
The New Up Town Resort for Everyone
W. P. HENRY &. CO.
First Class Cafe in Connection
Fourth Avenue Seward, Alaska
Cyclone Sweeps Over Canadian
Provinces of Manitoba and
By Cable to The Dally Gateway.
Vancouver, B. C., June 17—Mani
toba and Saskatchewan were swept by
a cyclone, accompanied by destructive
lightning, this morning, resulting in
general havoc to property. Many per
sons were injurod but none has been
reported killed so far.
Comes Through This Time with
Partially Disabled Crew
Steamer Portland arrived from Se
attle yesterdey afternoon at 5 and
sailed at 7 for Seldovia, Homer and
Kodiak. Her crew this time was some
what disabled. Purser Taggart be
came very ill of gastritis at Juneau
and had to be left there. In his place
Purser Davis of the Georgia came
from Juneau. A new freight clerk
was also on the boat and Steward Tay
lor was ill when the Portland passed
The steamer had a dozen cabin and
about twenty steerage passengers and
a small freight cargo. Several passen
gers went through to the inlet.
Saratoga Returns from Westward
Steamer Saratoga returned from
Uyak Tuesday afternoon and sailed
soon afterward for Seattle.
The Yukon steamer Bonanza King
was wrecked May 29 at Rink rapids.
Bar silver is now quoted above 67
cent9. _
“I say, friend, your horse is a little
contrary, is he not?”
“No, sir.”
k‘What makes him stop, then?”
“Oh, h<T’s afraid somebody’ll say
whoa!’ and he won’t hear it.”
If it’s good, it’s at the Owl. *
Water Covers 500 Square Miles
and Damage Reaches Hun
dreds of Thousands.
By Cafel* to The Dally Gateway.
Edmonton, N. VV. T., June IS—
Floods are sweeping the valley of the
Saskatchewan. Five hundred square
miles are inundated and damage
amounting to several hundred thous
and dollars has already resulted.
Land and Mineral Decisions
furnishid or
The characterizing of land as coal
must be determined by the actual pro
duction from mining on the tract, or
by satisfactory evidence that coal exists
thereon in sufficient quantity to make
it more valuable for mining than for
The allowance of an application to
contest a final entry is a matter resting
in the sound discretion of the commis
sioner of the land office.
Local officers have no authority to
order a hearing on a final entry.
Second homestead entries may be
allowed by act of April 28, 1904 (33
Stat., 527), to persons who have made,
and also abandoned, former entries
prior to said act.
Maj. H. F. Atherton came up on the
Portland. He spent the winter and
spring in Europe. He expects to take
a contract on the Alaska Central)
according to a habit he has formed.
"Your son won a prize for oratory
while he was in college, I believe.
What is he doing now?”
"He got a job in'the union depot an
nouncing the departure of trains.”

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