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I. s. SELLER. Publisher - ESTABLISHED 189S
OIO"*t Daily In Alaska ----- Official City Paper
Admitted u Second-class mall matter as a Daily newspaper July 3.
1S9S, ana entered u Second-class mall matter, aa a trl-weekly August 26,
1920. accord'.ug to the postal requirements.
The Dally A laskun charges for all publications not solicited, which in
cludes ail notltesr. other than churches, or charitable societies.
One mould 'itall 9 .75
One month by carrier 1.00
Six months by mail 4.50
Three months by mall ,....2.-5
One year by mall 0.00
Sabacrlpiioa* mad Advertisements Received by
Tennett New* Company Whitehorse. Y. T.
E. W. Gideon Carcross. Y. T.
e. U Pilman Atlin, B. C.
Skagway is fortunate in having a Volunteer Fire Department, which
operates very efficiently. A lire call is the signal (or everyone to drop
everything and hasten to the'place where their help is needed. It was
with the expectation that the call to a Are would be heard farther and for
the improvement of the protection afforded that several hundred dollars
were speut for the new siren which was Installed about a year ago. That
there has been disappointment in the siren is saying nothing new. It
does not do what It was hoped It would. In the first place it Is very little
louder, and carries but a little farther than the bell. Then scarcely any
< ne in town can tell where the fire Is from the siren signals. It takes so
long to get started, and to cease that before the siren has finished the
iilarm. most people are at the place of the flre, after having run about four
Mocks out of their way. The question is raised if something could not
he done? No doubt this Is a question for the fire department, but if some
method o( signalling could be adopted, whereby one blast of the siren
would indicate tire, and then the bell toll the location, it would make for
the increased effectiveness of those who seek to get to the fire as quickly
as possible.
Present business recovery is reflected in United States postal receipts
according to the National Bank of Commerce in New York. A review of
these receipts for the past three years shows, furthermore, that they pro
wde an index of both seasonal and cyclical variations in commercial ac
"Reports from fifty representative cities throughout t'ie country, cov
ering the period from January 1920 to October 1922, evidence striking
Similarity in general seasonal treud," says the December number of the
bank's magazine. Commerce Monthly. "Receipts are high in (he early
months of each year, reflecting spring trade. They decline with mid
summer dullness and rise again with the coming of fall trade. They reach
their peak with the arrival of Christmas activities."
"The uniform increase in receipts so far in 1922 may be accepted as
a manifestation of greater spending power on the part of the general pub
lic. since it indicates a greater volume of business and personal corres
pondence as well as of merchandise sent through the parcels post. The
spring high point was $24,236,775 in Marct, approximately one million
dollars more than in the same month last year, and two millions above
1920. The midsummer low was $19,543,153 in July, which was more
than two millions greater than in 1921 and more than a million above
1920. For October of this year t e receipts, $24,777,328, show an in
crease of more than three millions over last year and more than two and
a hair millions over 1920."—Juneau Empire.
In the Entente program {or Lausanne appear thrse "weasel words:"
"The capitulations as such are to be abandoned and replaced by spec.al
laws and other provisions to be proposed." Turkish sovereignty is to be
restored in words, but the Kntente nations hope to retaiu special privi
leges uud>r a softer name.
Before the war Turkey was only semi-independent. Because her
1'ost Office was unsafe, the other nations kept Post Offices of their own in
her chief cities. As a cond.tion of Turkish loans, an international com
mission supervised not only tariff rates but even the complicated and bur
densome internal taxation.
The most irritating capitulation was the consular court. In theory,
Turkey is a theocracy, its lawbook the Koran. In a Turkish court the
"Katir." or unbeliever. Christian or Jew, might stand a poor show unless
he had money—not so much because the Koran teaches despite of the
Giaour as because the courts, like everything Turkish.■ were slack-twisted
and often corrupt'. So other nations demanded for their citizens the right
to be cited before consular courts under their own flag; and this right ran
from China to Morocco until .Moslem government in North Africa was brok
en down.
This question comes home to the United States. It might be galling
to Moslem pride to have foreign' nations exercise in Turkey the rights of
sovereignty. Yet It may be more than galling to an American missionary
to conduct his school under a Turkish Board of Education, or for an Amer
ican merchant to intrust his property or his life to a Turkish court. The
question is not so simple as it appears on the surface, nor will it be easily
settled.—New York World.
AIR, S.lYS l\ 8. FKYER
Philadelphia, Dec. 18.—Ail* power
savpd the day for the British during
the recent Near Bast crisis, accord
ing to General A. Mitchell,
chief of the U. S. army air service,
who stopped here recently to innp?ot
the new aviation field at Media.
Ureal Britain has turned over Use
entire administration of Mesopota
mia to the Royal Air force. General
Mitchell na;d, with the resuit that at
Bbgdad there is a concentration of
air power that reassures the integ
rity' of the British empire for the
Itagrim) as- Center
With Bagdad as a center, the
sphere-of BritiBh influence in the air
is within a radius of 600 miles, the
general explained, which includes j
Anatolia, the Bosphorous and the
Black sea. It was not fear of the
Brlrish army that halted Mustapha
Kemal In his march on Constanti
nople, he said, but the knowledge
that away to the east lay a power i
against which the triumphant Turk
ish Nationalist army was helpless.
How effective the Koyal air force j
has become wa9 exemplified in the
surrender of the Mad -Mullah in I
Africa. General Mitchell continued;
'fho Mad Mullah for years had de
fied all efforts to capture him, and
had cost the British government mil
lions of pounds in fighting him.
Planes Rout Mullah.
Finally a single squadron of thfe
Royal air force was detailed to fin
ish him. After a week, during which
_ .
the Mullah's forces wore relentlessly
pursued and continually bombed, he
surrendered unconditionally.
Great Britain now has as groat
power in the air as her navy once
had on the sea, according to General
Mitchell. Due to the (act that Lon
don Ib now- only a forty minutes'
Sight from the Continent, the future
air force of England must be four
or Ave times that of other powers
If she is to be safo against aerial
Germany as ant air power Js no
longer to be feared, the general said,
so long as she is held to the treaty
ternis, but to usa his own expression
"If she ever > lets the inventive fac
ulty of hers have full scops and se
sures air dominion, good-bye lo
everyone else."
Bill To Lease All
Alaska Introduced
Turning over of all the Federal
government's vested rights in Alaska
[and absolute concession of every
right not now held in private and
corporate ownership is the effect of
[the la<est Alaska bill tovbe intro
duced in the National House of Rep
resentatives. L. R. Beckley and un
named associates would be the bene
ficiaries of the bill which was intro
duced November 23 in the House hy
Congressman Andrew W. Peterson,
Republican of New York.
The measure reads like a Jules
Verne story, or perhaps more like
the ravings of an inmate of some
psycopnthic ward. Ostensibly it seeks
Federal incorporation by Beckley
and his associates of a corporation to
aid in the development of the miner
al resources of Alaska. To this end a
provision is made that the corpora
tion is authorized to "lay out, locate,
control, furnish, maintain and enjoy
looses, concessions and physical pos
session of of all the platinum sands
owned and controlled by^the United
States Government in and about the
public domains of Alaska."
Joker Is Contained.
While the entire measure is ap
parently a huge "Joker," one clause
in it shows that It, if enacted, would
cede title to everything in Alaska
to the proposed corporation. In sec
tion 11 is found the following lan
"Whereas, the United States cor
poration in consideration of the gov
ernment leases or concessions ol
laud areas in Alask i containing plat
inum sands and the sole and exclu
sive lease and concession of all the
iHiids. rivers, bays, Inlets, or other
places in Alaska owned or controlled
by the United States government
agrees and undertakes to faithfully
pay, render arid roport as a royal
ly or subsidy one-eighth of the net
products obtained in Alaska from
the platinum sands to the United
States government." Such conces
sions are to be exempt from all Fed
eral taxes.
No information as to the Identity
of Beckley is available here. It Is
understood that he resides In New
York City. Congressman Peterson
introduced the bill by request and it
was referred to the Committee on
Public Lands.
f Washington, Dec. IS.—The In
terstate Commerce Commission has
not yet reached a decision on the
recent request of Henry Ford to put
into effect on his railroad, the De
j troit, Toledo & [ronton, a system of
[profit-sharing somewhat similar to
that effective in his manufacturing
i The Commission was asked to ap
prove an issue of $1,000,000 in "in
vestment certificates," which will be
sold to employees for cash in denom
inations of $100. $500 and $1,000
These certificates will bear no fixed
rate of Interest, but the money re
ceived from their sale will be invest
;>d in the railroad itself or in othei
enterprises, as the management ma>
decide and at the end of each year
an amouut ranging up to a limit of
25 per cent, of the railroad's net
earnings will be distributed to the
employees holding investment certi
No guarantee will be given the em
ployees of any definite interest re
turn. the application said, nor will
the company necessarily devote the
entire 25 per cent, of net earnings
suggested as applicable to th*. _er
tificates in any one year. The em
ployee. however, will be returned his
full investment upon demand and 30
days notice at any time.
E. G. Liebold, vice-president of th>
railroad, in an affidavit explaining
the plan, said that the Detroit, Tole
do & Ironton now had 4,225 employ- j
ees earning an average of $185 pel j
month. From experience in the oth i
er Ford enterprises, it was assumed. |
he said, that one-half of them would |
take the certificates.
Explorer Has Fine
Arctic Exhibit
Denver, Dec. IB.—After eighteen
months spent in Alaska and Siberia
A. M. Baily has re'urned to Denver
with one of the greatest collections
| of birds and mammals of the frozen
I north ever gathered.
The collection will be aranged for
exhibition at the Denver Museum of
Natural History.
Fifteen hundred birds and 150
mammals, among '.hem some very
rare specimens, were brought back
i by Baily.
I The expedition, headed by Bally
and including R. W. Hendel, a white
trader, and an Eskimo, covered "50
miles by dog sled over the barren
wastes of the white North and cross
ed Bering Straits, through mountain
ous Icebergs to Siberia.
Walrus, seals, deer and birds of
all varieties known 10 the Northland
were secured by Buily, and, accord
ing to J. D. FegglLH. curator of the
Deuver Museum, the display is the
most complete in existance.
"Instead of large displays of Afri
can animal life, such as n:u\t muse
ums have, we will specialize in the
natural history of far Northern Am
erica." Flgglns said, " and will hrve
on exhibition the largest collection
of its kind in the United States.
Figgins was a member of a Perry
expedition to Greenland.
Baily obtained f> complete series
of the spectacles elder, the king eld
er and the stetters elder, pnd in some
cases obtained several specimens of
birds that are little known to scierce.
According to Figgins, Baily's collec
tion of emperor geese and ivory gulls
is exceptionally notable. Pie also
brought back- hundreds of photo
graphs of mammal) and birds in
their natural haunts, as well as rare
bird's eggs and native grasses and
, The Bally expedition left Denver
In May, 1921, going directly to Nome
Alaska. From that point the nxnertl
tion made many dog sled trips along
the Alaskan coast and later was
picked up by the reventip cutter Bear |
at Cape Prince of Wales, and taken
across Bering Straits to Siberia. Tliev
stopped at King Island and St.-Law-1
rence Island, and upon the! rreturn |
to Cape Prince of Wales they made |
numerous trips in c-omlaks (skin ca
noes) manned by Eskimos.
A huge walrus; the hide of which
measures fourteen feet in length and
which has tusks weighing seventeen
pounds, was among the mammals
that was killed by the party.
Syracuse, Ni Y., Dec. 18.—Noted
educators from all parts of the Unit
ed States and Canada poured into
Syracuse recently to participate in'
inaugural ceremonies for Dr. Charles,
Wesley Flint aB chancellor of Syra- j
cuse University, succeeding Dr. |
.fumes Roscoe Day. j
Five thousand persons, half of I
them undergraduates and alumni ot!
Syracise, the' others representa
tives of colleges; universities, edu
cation associations and learned
bodies, will form-the audience when
Dr. Flint is formally installed.
Students, alumni and visiting edu
1 carora maTChed in a winding col
umn from various- colleges to Arcli
bold Gymnasium* Dr. Frank P.
! Graves, State. Commissioner of Edu
cation, spoke as the representative
of the State Education Department.
Dr. Frank Smalley, vic.?-chancel)or
emeritus presented the charter to
the new chancellor, while the seal
was presented by Hurbut W. Smith,
president of the board of trustees.
Among- the noted educators at
tending wore President Walter Dill
Scott, of Northwestern University;
Dr. Charles- Francis Thwing, presi
dent of the Uniti8d: Societies of Phi
Beta Pappa; President Ferrand, of
Cornell; Bishop Thomas Nicholson,
of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
and Justice William R. Ridel], of the
Ontario, Can., Supreme Court
Catarrh Cannor Be Cured
cannot roach the scat of the disease.
Catarrh Is a local dIMue. greatly In
fluenced by constitutional conditions, and
in order to cure it ydu must take an
internal remedy. Hall's Catarrh Medi
cine 1* taken Internally and acts thru
the blood on the mucous surfaces of the
system. Hall's Catarrh Medlcln*- was
prescribed by ono of the best physlclatw
lntlthl.s country for years. It is com
posed of some of the beBt tonics known,
con.bined with sojne of the best blood
purifiers. The perfect combination of
the Ingredients In Hall's Catarrh Medi
cine is -.•■Tat produces such wonderful
results in catarrhal conditions. Send for
testimonials, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Props* Toledo, O.
All Druggists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills for constipation.
< of th«
(jaanl Your Heaitn
Be Sure To UM
The Hmndr PropbylicUc
Kit (or Men
Tubettc. Kit <4 s) tl
AllDni*ir1«u or San-YKIf*
ji Batumi St.. Now V
II. S. I.nnd Office at
Juneau, Alaska, Not. 27. 1922
NOTICE Is hereby given thai
Perlo U. Allen, of HalneB, Alaska
who, on November 3, 1922, made
homestead entry. No. 03425, for lots
3, 4, & 5 and SW%NE% sec. 15;
lot 1, Section 14, Township 30 S
Range 59 E, Copper River Meridian
has filed notice of Intention to make
final three-year Proof, to establlst
claim to the land above described
before R. M. Odell, Notary Public
at Haines, Alaska; on the sixth da;
of January, 1923.
..Claimant names as-witnesses:
N. G. Hanson, of Haines, Alaska
M. A. Gestner, of Haines* Alaska
G. W. Htnchman, of Haines. Ala
J. H Chlcel. of Haines,. Alaska.
First Publication. Deo. 5, 1922.
Final Publication, Jan. 4, 1923.
Notice is hereby given, that th(
undersigned has been duly appoint
ed, Administrator of the estate ol
Robert H. Ferry, deceased, by ths
Probate court of the Territory of A1
aska, sitting in probate at Haines
Alaska, and ail persons having
claims against said estate are requlr
ed to present them to me at my ofPc<
in the City of Haines, Alaska, witb
the proper vouchors within sis
months from the date of the firsl
publication of this notice.
v Adiininstrator,
Nov. 30-Dec. T,14,28,-'22
Federal Power Commission
In compliance with Ths Federal
Water Power Act (41 Stat., 1063)
notice is hereby given that the Home
Power Company, Skagway, Alaska,
has filed application (or a prelimin
ary permit covering a power develop
ment on the North Fork of the Skag
way River, approximately f>% miles
northeasterly of Skagway, Alaska,
Any objection to such application, or
request for a hearing thereon, to
gether with any briefs, reports, or
other data for whioh consideration
is desired, should be submitted to
the Executive Secretory, Federal
Power Commission, Washington,
D. JO,
Nov. 4, 11. 18, 25;Dec. 2, 9. 1«.23, '21
Big Game Guide
Sportsmen who at* Interest
ed Id linnting big |tmt in Uw
^ower Yukon coutrj ua in
vited to rail on ai*. I hare:
lived for many yearn h the At
lin country, and caa • (purante*
limiting parties fine msHmwu.
I have a good power boat
for luke hunting and fishing. .
f For information call or ad> ■
Tom Williams
ATIJN . . . . » B; a
Baby Blinded
from Eczema
"The child's heid and face were almost
a solid sore. The eyes perfectly blind
Doctor said the worst case he had ever
6een. One sample of D. D. D. did won
derful wor*. A complete core fol
lowed." Tbos. J. Dorminey.Jenison, Ala* 1
Ton write, too, to the D. D. D. Cnmpnny of i
Chicago for a sample and get irami'diate relief* 1
Or, come in and wo will tell you wliat D. D. I), i
has accomplished in yonr own neichborluxxL
Tour money back unless Uieikbtbottle relieves
you. 85c, 60c and5).oo.
the lo^ch
Skagway Distributors
Attorney at Law
Practice in ail court*
In Territory of Alaska
Camp Skagway No. 1
• m meets every second and
fourth Tuesday evening
at 8:80 o'clock. Visit
ing brothers cordi&i!y welcome.
J. M. Keller, L. S. Keller,
Arctic Recorder. Arctic Chief
B. P. O. ELKS, Skag
way Lodge, No. 431, It.
P. O. Elks, meets every
Thursday at 8 p. m.
Visiting brothers cor
dially welcome.
F. J. VAN'DEW ALL, secretary.
F. & A. M.
White Pass Lodge F. & A.
M. No. 113, meets 2nd and
4th Saturday evenings of
each month at 8 o'clock.
Visiting Brethren are wel
F. J. Van de WaU, W. M.
J. Standish, Secretary.
Fraternal Order of
Skagway Aerie, No. 25,
Fraternal Order of
Eagles, meet the ilrst
und~i7iird Wednesday nl^ht of each
month at t heir haU on Fifth A Te
ll no. Visiting brothers cordially in
vited to attend.
Naomi Chapter No. 0
O. E. S., meeu Ma
sonic hall, first and
third Friday of each
month, at 8 o'clock.
Visiting members welcome.
Worthy Matron
Fanny Speer, Secretary.
To those outside, a copy of the Al
askan is as good as a letter.
Yon make a mistake
if you do not stop at
Pullen House
Elcctrlc Lights
Rooms Single or en Suite
Bathe on each floo»
H. 8. PULLEN, I'rop.
Skagway — — — Alaska
Ship fin
Split your next shipment slciu for skin
grade for grade, ^cnd one half to the
house you've been shipping tu and the
other half to Fouke at once. See how
much more you get from Fouke. Let
h the checks tell the story. You
will get a whole lot more for
the furs you ship to Fouke,
you can bet your bottom dol
lar on that. "Prices don't
mean nuthin"—it's the grading that
counts and Fouke grading always
I makes your fur checks bigger.
SHIP NOW! Order traps and baits now. SendO'O
pon below at once. for loieen price»ontrapper>suj>
pltes. get free samples NOXENT (kilts butnan scent)
and REMOV-A-SMEL (destroys tkunlc «mcll» in
stantly). Get free Trapper's Pardner showinr all
kind* of traps and new paste bain, came laws, how
to trap and trade fur*. We keep you potted on fur
Fur £o.buifl0di™
....—fouke fur company-—
327 Fouke Building St. LouU. Mo.
Send me wimples of NOXENT and KEMOV-A
' SMEL. "Trapper's Pardner," and tag*. Keep me
posted on the for market all season. All FREE.
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