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PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY GATEWAY PUBLISHING CO. Kntered us Second Class matter Autrust 34th, 1904, lit the postofttce ut Seward. Alaska, un der the Act of Congress of March 8. IS7W. SUBSCRIPTION RATtS One Year tIn Ailvaiuo> - - - $3 00 Six Months ... $1.50 Kasn-rn other -MJ Alworth HulUiimr. Ihiluth. Minnesota, t’has. It. Vske. authorized intent. SATURDAY. MAlU'H 14, HW SUNDAY CLOSING The tight is altendv on to force the Alaska- Yukon- 1’acitic ex posit ion to close its gates on Sunday. it the prime factors m this apparently pious movement could be known it is proba ble that there wouhl not be so many religious enthusiasts to stand around and shout amen to the proposal. I»y closing the gales of an exposition on Sunday the owners at.d managers of Other popular resorts will in* tin* chief gainers. It is hut natural that these *h',uld enlist the churches in their in ha f. so as to clothe the movement in the garb of piety, and let the strictly ; busii'ss man outside the exposition! grounds gather in tho ducats. Of course the cry goes up that the Lord of Hosts is dishonored by opening tin gates of a great fair on Sfinday. Now it is not at all probable that the L rd of Hosts is any such small pota toes as to be dishonored because his people down here on his footstool go to a clean, instructive exposition on Sun day. Let us give him credit for being reasonably fair and intelligent, and for not being deceived by an outward ihow of piety when the heart is in no way changed for the better. NEW POLITICAL PARTY A new political party is to be launched. A national convention will be called to nominate candidates for president aud vice- president after the Republicans and Democrats have held their meetings. Some popular issues, such as the hn mediute purchase of the telegraph linos, indorsement of union labor or ganizations. revision <>t the tarritl, pos1 ai savings banks, federal aid for go1 ni roads. ship mi >»:dy anti some Others, are indorsed. It is a fairly gooti.net for catching votes. William Randolph llearst is the backer of the movement. lieu t ini er the wooden horse, aud fear the Greeks though bearing gifts. UP TO DATE The Ksijuimns are u,» to tlate on the marriage tpiestion uud even go several beite,> on the party vv1 > advocated the ten year limit in the States. These little fellows in their far northern home take a crack a the marriage proposition, and i: utter a week, or at most a few weeks the parties find that their tempers are no? compatible they call the match otT and the girl goes back home. It i' p ' .tee tout this lottery business with a chance for an indefinite number of draws has con tributed to inak * tid.s remote people the most congenial and haopy race on the face of the earth. They have been known to make us many as six trials before getting the right party. DARKEST RUSSIA In Russia there are said to be 17, 00c,000 children between 0 and 14 jears who are receiving no education what ever. If these are the facts in the case Rus sia can expect to have no peaceful and prosperous government until she cares for the little ones. It is high time for some creator to appear who can not only say “let there be light,” but who has the power to enforce the command that there may be light. AN IMPORTANT QUESTION “What is a man to do who is out of work in a financial crisis and who is starving?*’ Robert Burns used to say he could not well conceive a more mortifiying picture of human life than a man seeking work and not able to And it. Back iu the days of the Roman empire legion was the name of those who were fed at public expense. The question, therefore is not a new one. The situation as we see it today seems especially bad because we are the ones affected by it. In times past it has been incomparably worse. Selfishness has had a vast deal to do in bringing about the present state of affairs. The poor are not less selfish than the rich, | though they may seem to have less i power to hurt others by their selfish ness. A man must be ready so far as possible to do skillfully any work that may be offered. They who would ' limit the number of those who desire ! to learn trades are by no means guilt less. The generosity and unselfish ness which we demand from the rich we might begin to practice on those who are still less fortunate than our selves. This might help some in the >olution of the quest ion. It is easy to find fault anti to lay the blame on a certain class, and to imagine there is a panacea for all these ills. There is none except honesty and charity, and tin* elimination of selfishness, which like charity should begin at home. COULD HE MAKE AN ALMANAC? j Years ago, back in the state of Ohio, | there lived an old man who invariably ! met his neighbor's son. as. he returned on his vacation from college, with the, question, "can you make an almanacl vetV” That seemed to be the old man’s J tost, of an education. It was not a bad ; one eitlTer. 'The almanac was former-1 iy quite a compendium of knowledge, j There was Thomas Spofford’s almanac back in the lirst half of the last centu ry which contained a variety of matter including a short sermon on a Bible text adapted to each month of thoj year, also poetry, jokes and seasonable I pictures. 1 This old type of almanac has been I changed somewhat in the modern ! production of “Abe Martin's Alma nack", by Kin Hubbard, containing j timely hints to farmers and young women, actual facts about the moon, astrological lore, true explanation of dreams, famous political speeches, rare philosophical musings, and much valu able information along various lines, with illustrations by the author. The book is published by the Bobhs-Merrill Company of Indianapolis, Indiana, in a handsome volume of about 12") pages. The book is replete with wise and witty sayings, and its appearance in the household will tend to bring back the almanac to its old place of popu larity as a guide to the business man as well as to the farmer in the affairs of lift*. WEALTH IN THE DITCH It is reported that gold, silver and copper in paying quantities have been thrown out from t’olubra Cut in the Panama canal. It may turn out that the goveanment will find wealth enough to pay for the construction of the great enterprise in the ditch it is digging. It would not he more surpising than the bonanza discovered in “Suward's folly." Land and Mineral Decisions Published by Woodford l>. Harlan, land attorney, Washington, I >. C. Settlement During the period in which the local office is closed, time does not run against a settler in the matter of asserting his claim. Residence Maintained its the em ploye of another, who asserts a posses sory right to the land, confers no rights under the settlement laws. Reservation An order suspending land from disposal to prevent the fraudulent entry thereof, is within the | authority of the commissioner of the : land office. Practice—Local officers may, with the approval of the commissioner, de signate certain hours each day in which papers may be filed in their office. Mining Claim—To entitle an appli cant, who has declared his intention to become a citizen of the United States, it must appear that such intention is a bona tide existing one at the time of | purchase. Mineral Land—The existence of a mineral location raises the presumption that the location has been made in conformity with law, and that the land is mineral in character. WEEKLY WEATHER RECORD Weathei record for the week ending March 14 Temperature. Max. Min. Sunday 40 32 Cloudy Monday 33 33 Snow Tuesday 44 28 Clear Wednesday 32 ' 26 Clear Thursday 29 20 Clear Friday 25 13 Clear Saturday 32 14 Cloudy To Clayson’s for Blankets. * Legal Notices NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the United States Commissioner’s Court for the Territory of Alaska, Kenai Precinct, Third Judicial Divis. ion. IN PROBATE. In the matter of the estate of Ferdi nand Wagner, deceased. NOTICE is hereby given by the un dersigned administratrix of t he estate of Ferdinand Wagner, deceased, to t he creditors of, and all persons having claims against the said deceased to ex hibit them, with necessary vouchers, within six months after the first publi cation of this notice, to the said admin istratrix, Elsbeth Wagner, at the of fice of S. O. Morford, Seward, Alaska. ELSBETH WAGNER. Admidistratrix of the estate of Ferdinand Wagner. First publication March 14. Last publication April 18. NOTICE OF FORFEITURE Cook Inlet Precinct, Jan. 4, 1908. To Harry McCormack, C. J. Wal ters, James McGill, Thos. McConety, Geo. Hanson, Wm. Burns and Alfred Noel: You are hereby notified that the undersigned has expended one hundred dollars in labor and improvements upon the Skukum Creek placer claim situated upon Skukum creek, tribu tary to Twenty Mile river, in the Territory of Alaska, Cook Inlet pre-j cinet, claiming 12000 feet from NOTICE | up the creek in a southeasterly diree-l tion, and300 feet each side of Skukum creek, as will appear by certificate tiled the 23rd day of February, 190(i, in the office of t he recorder of said pre cinct, in order to hold said premises under the provisions of Section 2324 Revised Statutes of the United States being the amount required to hold the same for the year ending December 31st, 1907. And if within ninety days from the publication of this notice, you fail, or refuse to contribute your proportion of such expenditure, to-wit, $12.50 each as a co-owner, your interest in said claim will be forfeited and be come the property of the subscriber under said section 2524. A. C. CARRIER, Co-owner of one-eighth of said claim. First publibation Jannarv 4, 1008. NOTICE TO CREDITORS IN THE United States Commissioner’s Court, Unalaska Ureclnet, Third Judicial Division, Territory of Alaska. IN THE matter of the estate of Sim eon Millovidof, deceased. Notice is hereby given by the un dersigned executor of the estate of Simeon Millovidof, deceased, to the cre ditors of and all persons having claims against the said deceased to exhibit them with necessary vouchers within six months after iirst publication of this notice to the said executor at the office of the United States Commission er in the town of Unalaska,Alaska. And tiie undersigned hereby gives notice that he was duly appointed executor; of tlie estate bv an order of the above named Court made and entered the 7th dav of December. 1 DOT. N. GRAY, Executor of the estate of Simeon Millovidof, deceased Date of first publication Feb. 2!>. Date of last publication SUMMONS NO. 242 United States of America United Status District Court, Dis trict of Alaska, Third Division, Pacific Court District. Edith Horan, Plaintiff, VS. Thomas Horan. Defendant. The President of the United States of America, greeting: To the above named defendant: You are hereby required to appear in the United States District Court, in and for the District of Alaska, T bird Division, within thirty days after the day of service of this summons upon you. and answer the complaint of the above named plaintiff, a copy of which complaint, is herewith delivered to you; and unless you appear and ans wer, the plaintiff will take judgment against you and will apply to the Court for the relief demanded in said complaint. __ Witness, the Hon. Silas H. Reid, Judge of said Court, this 16th day of January, in \ I the vear of our Lord one ] SEAL f thousand nine hundred and —r—• eight, and of our independ ence the one hundred and thirty-second. EDWARD J. STIER, Clerk, By E. A. HENDERSON, Deputy 01 fin k• Edmund Smith, attorney for plaintiff. First publication Feb. 29 Last publication April 11. We have founded an institution in which the people can deposit their money w’ith a feeling of the utmost confidence and safety. * Bank of Seward. Meet me at the Branch ASOLINE ENGINE High Grade and Improved Marine Engines—1908 Model Just Out Save Time and Money and Send Today for Catalogue and Full Particulars GRAY MOTOR CO SEWARD^U-TV^O^J irowiullawkins The Store of Quality. General Merchandise Of All Descriptions Wholesale and Retail I Best Goods—Best Prices—Best Service I We Make a Specialty of Outfitting ^ Tiiiolesale Retail j BUFFALO FORCES MINERS SUPPLIES AND HARDWARE Twentieth Century Heating Stoves Reynolds’ Patented Hot Blast Draft, Air Tight Stoves. Jl AnACC SEWARD A\D . L- . V3I It M m I CORDOVA. A’KA. ■-* j Alaska Commercial Co. Have Established a Station at Susitna, at the forks of the Susitna and Yentna rivers, and will carry a full line of miners’ supplies OTHER STATIONS AT IINALASKA, KODIAK, KARIUK, KAGUYAK, * AFOGNAK, TYONICK AND SUNRISE THE SEWARD LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY (Incorporated November, lh05, under the laws of Alaska) Office—on Fourth avenue, near Adams, Seward, Alaska MUSHERS Attention! Mrs. Watson, formerly of Hope, will be pleased to see all of her old friends at her Restaurant in Girdwood, where they will re ceive the best the market affords. Sleeping accommodations for guests and place for sleds and NOTICE TO CREDITORS In the United State Commissioner’s Court for the Territory of Alaska, Xenai Precinct, Third Judicial Divis ion. IN PROBATE In the matter of George Burchy, de ceased. NOTICE is hereby given by the un dersigned administrator of the estate of George Burchy, deceased, to the creditors of, and all persons having claims against the said deceased to ex hibit them, with the necessary vouch ers, within six months after the first publication of this notice to the said administrator, Curtis R. Morford, at the office of S. O. Mot ford. Seward, laska. Dated this 9th day of March, 1908. CURTIS R. MORFORD, Administrator of the estate of George Burchy. First publication March 14. Last publication April 18. Brass runner sleds at Pacific Coast Trading Company. REMODELED THE RAINIER-GHAND KOTEL SEATTLE Popular Prices-Hew Management Central Location-European Plan Greatest Cafe and Bar Service in the Wilson & White Co., Prop. Chas Perry, Mgr i ——■iw—mwmm—m | SEWARD Water and Power COMPANY. John A. Nelson, - Manager office: Bank of Seward Building. ftl—■ ■ B' " "W If vou desire, write or ship to MCMILLAN fUR & WOOL CO. 1207 Langley St., Victoria, B. C.