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The Douglas Island News
Sutured at Dousrla* Post-offico a* Seaond Class Mail Master. TERMS:? In Advance. S"tMS Year ? - - - ? $3.00 ^iz Months- ------- 1.50 TJhree Months ------- 75 Single Copies ------ 10 PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESOAY CHAKLES A. HOPP Editor and Proprietor. Wednesday, February 14, 1912. Politics to the Front The first gun in Douglas, of the j general bombardment that is to make j Alaska take notice between now and che August election, w?3 sounded last Saturday night at the Lyric theatre. R j was a meeting arrrnged by the Demo-, oratic Club of Douglas^and there were ! several gnus ? of varied calibre ? im ported from Juneau for the occasion. Frank Bach, president of the Club, waited until about half pa>t nine, aud about fifty men and voters were pres 9nt to opeu the meeting. He told of the previous meeting at which the Club had beeu organized;, of the hope of Democratic success in National poli tics; and the desire of local partisans to get in line by electing a Democratic delegate from Alaska. At the conclu sion of his remarks he introduced At torney J. Helleuthal, o? Juneau. Mr. Hellenthal entered iuto a ireueral dis cussion of such matters, as are most in teresting to Alaskans, and told his hearers that they should send delegates to the Valdez convention who would prepare a platform taking a decided stand on all such questions, and then i let the other fellows take the other side. aIl the democrats of Alaska will do this," said Mr. Hellenthal, "they will win. If they do not they have uo j right to win. The democrats iu Alaska have not stood for much iu the years past, but this year they must stand for something/* The speaker said he was uot in favor i oC conservation, because it does not pre- j vent use. "In the national forests you might protect certaiu trees, but the people would coutinue to build houses ! Hud streets and sidewalks, of lumber r made from other trees. There should be no restriction for Alaskans in the! nse of the forests, but noue should bo | 9hipped out of the territory. We don't want those Seattle folks to come to Alaska with their big mills and cut down all our timber. Neither do we waut pulp mills, for they use up the small trees that would grow into big ones." Iu regard to the coal lands, Mr. Hellenthal said they should uot be , leased, because no coal miners who ! knew their business would develop ooal mines under a lease, if they were required to pay teu cents a ton under the lease, the coal miuers of British Columbia would under-sell them and run them out of business. The proper may to handle the coal mines is to throw them open for location; let each man or company locate but oue claim, 1 of say fifteen hundred or two thousand acres. Uequire each locator to do a small Minouut of assessment work the first year, more the uext, and so on, bat when they cease working the claim, j take it away from them. "This," sp.id Mr. Hellenthal, "will open up our coal land and give us cheap coal, aud that's what we want." i rsotbing is to be gamea in caxiug the fish industry, for whatever tax is applied is paid in the end by the con j sumer, and the people of the United States need the cheap Alaska fish to help them evade the beef trust. Let everybody fish, build cauneries on every inlet, but let the government at tend to the hatchery business. Multi ply the hatcheries and liberate the fry by the thousands of miliious,. and the 3sh in the waters of Alaska will never fail. As to the project of a government railroad in Alaska, Mr. Hellentbal be lieved that the government should lay the track, and then let the mine own ers and others provide the rolling stock and ?run it to suit themselves, paying a toll of so much a ton for the privilege. The government should also build an automobile road to every mine so that the mine owners could trans port needed supplies. by using automo bile trucks. The government road now running from Juoeau to Salmon creek should be extended to Bemers Bay; a good automobile road should be built up to Silver Bow hasin, another to Sheep creek, aud still an other from Douglas to Nevada creek. Don't "cuss" the republicans, said Mr. Hellenthal. It will do no good, and some of their officials are pretty decent fellows. Alaska democrats should- embodg in their platform all : I the needs of every part of Alaska, and they will surely win. The next speaker was Mr. Z.R.Cheuey, also a lawyer, of Juneau. He said that ! he had neither the ability nor the time | to tell of all the things that were ' wroug with Alaska, and which would j be remedied when the reius of the gov ernment fell into the hands of the ! democrats. He devoted his time to ' the question of homesteads ? said the koverumeut bad squandered many i thousands of dollars in maintaining 'agricultural experiment stations, but | that with the exception of Tom Knud ! son and Louie Lund, no poor man had ever been able to acquire title to a j piece of land in Alaska. The rich com panies purchased the land with soldiers scrip regardless of cost. After Mr. Cheney concluded his re marks, Mr. Robert W. Jennings was j troduced. As Mr. Jennings is conoid j ered a candidate for delegate, he was looked upou as the principal speaker, of the evening, and his remarks were 1 given careful attention. In fact, some | of the brethren who made repeated ! trips to the anteroom while ihe others ? were speaking remained in their seats j until Mr. Jennings had concluded. Whilo the former speakers had con- 1 fined their remarks to matters Alaskan j entirely, Mr. Jenniugs plunged into | the question of fundamental doctrines. J lie said that the attitude of the lepub licau party toward Alaska was in close j harmony with the policy of that party in ail things since the days of Alexan der Hamilton, who wanted the affairs of the government controlled by a chosen few, as distinguished from the ideas of Thomas Jefferson, who advo j oated that the people were the sovereign ' power. He read extracts from party J platforms to prove that the democratic party always favored home rule for j Alaska, aud the republican party al ways opposed it. However, he said that he was not in favor of a territorial gov eminent that went so far as to include i i county organizations, but contended that Alaska wa9 in every way entitled to a local legislature. He paid his re spects to Theodore Roosevelt, who, he i said, had goue out of his way to inter fere in the trial of Haywood and Moyer. : He said he had no doubt, of the honesty of President Taft, but that he was un ; doubtedly the most pronounced epeci- j men of the spineless jelly fish out. of the sea. Mr. Jennings concluded his , remarks by saying that with the | triumph of democracy in the nation and iu the North would come an era of hope ami progress for Alaska and her people. After the speakiug, members of the club were asked to remain to assist in perfecting the organization. Last week when the weather observer at Sitka wired to the office at Seattle his report showing the exceedingly mild weather that prevailed through ) cut Southeastern Alaska, the Seattle man could not believe the figures,, and sent back the following curt reply, i ^VouVe a liar." Foreign and Domestic Woolens in Stock F. WOLLAND MERCHANT . TAILOR JUNEAU, ALASKA PLUMBING STEAM FITTING SHEET METAL WORK Jobbing* all kinds of Repair and Ma* chine Work, Phonographs and Sewing Machines Repaired. GAS ENGINE REPAIRING Front Street, near Ball Park, DougJt F. DODSON & CO. REAL ESTATE AND FINANCIAL AGENTS NOTARY PUBLIC 53I Richards Street VANCOUVER, - - B. C. Registration Officcr Notice is hereby given that the un dersigned has been appointed Registra tion officer of the City of Douglas, Alaska,, for the year 1912, and that the j registration books of said City will be ? open at the ofllce of John Henson & Co., ; Front street, Douglas on Thursday, February 1st, 1912, and for sixty (60> days thereafter. John Henson1, Registration Officer. Dissolution of Partnership Notice is hereby given that the part- ' nershlp heretore existing between An-! I drew Li. Johnson and Lyman S. Ferris j i as proprietors of Douglas Steam j 1 Laundry, has been by mutual consent this day dissolved,. L. S. Ferris retiring. j I All debts owing by the Hi m will be j paid and all accounts owing to the firm i I will be collected by A. G. Johnson, who j will continue the business. Signed A. G. Johnson. L. S. Ferris. . j Douglas. Alaska, February 7, 1912. Fresh* Bread, Pies and Doughnuts daily at Leiver's. Notice to Creditors Notice is hereby jriven that the Probate Court for Alaska. Division No. 1. Juneau Precinct, did, on the 14th day of December, 1911, duly appoint P. H. Pox, Administrator, j with the will annexed, of the estate of Charles Green, deceased. Any and all persons hnvingr claim against ' said estate are hereby notilied to produce the same before me, with proper vouchers attached, at my oillco in Douglas City, Alaska, within six (6) months from -the date i of such uppointmcut. Dated this 2t>t h day of January, 1912. Is. H . Fox, Administrator with the Will Annexed for the Estate of Charles Green, Deceased. First publication, Jan. 81st, 1912. Last publication, Feb. 28th, 1912. i Notice to Creditors Notice is hereby ?ri>en that the Prolmte j Court for Alaska, Division No. 1, Juneau Precinct, has by order dated the 30th day of ! December, 1911,. appointed Julius Jenson, ad ministrator of the Estate of Robert Thomp son, deceased. Any and all persons having claims against said Estate are hereby noti- 1 fied to produce the same with proper vouch- ! ers before me at my place of business in Douglas City, Alaska, within six (6) months from the date of the appointment aforesaid. Dated this 16th day of January, 1912. Julius Jknson, Administrator, Estate of Robert Thompson., Deceased. First publication January 17, 1912 Last publication, February 21, 1912. D JEWELER AND WAT CH MAKER DOUGLAS - ALASKA Waltham,. Elgin and Hamilton Watches Jewelry in Solid Gold and Gold Filled A fine selection in Nug get Jewelry, Alaska Rings and Souvenir Spoons & i CUT GLASS AND SILVERWARE Just Received? Rogers' 1847 KNIVES, FORKS & SPOONS Repairing a Specialty UNDER GUARANTEE I ? THE ? "FEU SI" DROP HEAD SEWING MACHINES ? WITH ALL ATTACHMENTS S25.00 Sewing flachlnes For Rent THE "YOST" Gearless Motor Washer Sold on Guarantee A COMPLETE LINE New Furniture worthy of inspection HEATING STOVES and RANGES TINWARE AND QRANITEWARE At Reduced Prices JOHN FEUSI Front St. Douglas Blankets, Comforts, Quilts Just Received a Big Shipment of the Famous Dependon Blankets All wool Long Staple from $6.00 to $12.00. Also Cheaper Blankets, $3.00 to $4.50. Down Comforts and Quilts of all Varieties Sleep Comfortable and be Happy. Wm. Stubbins FRONT STREET DOUGLAS HiwaiMtuMviMiiiinetaaaMeeiiMMivMHimwi i Kfl H.rKV I MEN'S GOODS GROCERIES 1 If TREADWELL iWARKEI WHOLESALE and RETAIL Beef, Pork, Mutton and Poultry Ham, Bacon and Lard Fish and game in season ?! I 1 ? 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