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The Douglas Island News
?utered at Douglas Post-office ti Second CImi Mt\i! Matter. TERMS: ? In Advance. One Tear - Six Months ------ Three Month* ----- Siugle Copies - - - - - CHARLES A. HOPP Editor and Proprietor. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY *1.00 - 1.50 ! - 75 10 1 Alaskans are becoming urgent in their demand tbat a harbor Tor the in sane be provided within the couflnes of the territory. In fact, they are uot willing longer to submit to the iudig nities they bar* suffered in the past. The method of farming out Alaska in saue to institutions iu the states on a oold commercial basis ia no longer sat isfactory. With the patients >o far re moved from their families, very little can ever be learned of their condition, and what has been learned from time to time is far from flattering, either as to their treatment or the attention paid to their temporal wauts. An asylum for the insaue of Alaska should be pro Tided right here in Alaska. A splendid location would be at the Sitka mineral springs. As for the climate, those who ' are posted know that it can't be beat. ! if the government is not ready to build and equip such an institution in Alaska let the task fall to such Alaskans who have manifested their willingness to undertake its performance, and that in a manner that would be a credit to the territory and the parent government as well. The opportunity is as well now as it will ever be. The Alaska Juneau Empire in an able defense of the slippery seveu sen ators who allowed the use of their names in opposition to government ownership, says tbat Delegate Wicker sham is not doing good work when he Qses his office to maligu and injure the reputations of men who are striving as earnestly as be for the advancement of j the couutry. It will rfemaiu for the slippery seven to explain to the peonle of Alaska why they let thfir own per tonal opinions protrude when the in terests of Alaska hung in the balauce. Their interference was not official; was not authorized, but vas done volun tarily, an 1 manifestly, for a purpose. What was it? Will they please explain fully? Again tbe people of Cordova bare, it is said, made of themselves a spectacle. Cordova first won distinction by bold ing a coal party; casting a few tons of Cauadiau coal into the sea aud then burning op tbe wires with accounts of tbe thrilling event. Now seven mem> bers of tbe Alaska legislature have been hanged in ettlgy by the augry mob and tbe story of their rage has ? been heralded to a curious world. This ie all very spectacular aud sad, but the day is past when the sensible, serious people of the world are impressed by such sudden hysterics. The contempt which the Cordovans share with many others for the seven seuators may best b* expressed by tbe ballot. It came Out of a clear sky. And it struck like a flash of lightning. And now the people of Juneau and Douglas will be good. It was tbe voice of one John Rustgard, United States distrlot attorney, crying in this wilderness of sin, "Make your paths straight." All of which goes to show that this is an age of progress, it is probable that in the future we thall learn? as tbe illustrious John Frame always puts it? "to be deceut about our indecencies." Scientific American says: "Coal taken from the Beriog River field in Alaska and tested in the American navy to determine its fitness was a complete failure. This has proved a great disappointment t.o officials of the navy, who realize that the results of these tests have animportant bearing upon the question of the future coal supply of the navy in Pacific waters." "Alaska, the World's Meat Shop," is , the title of an artiole in this month'** Overland Monthly, written by Emil Hurja, a freshman in the department of journalism at tha University of Washington. Hurja predicts that the market for reindeer will increase as tbe oattle ranges are decreased, and that in time it will be almost universally 06ed in the United States. ? - School Notes The D. H. S. basket ball team met the Juoeaa H. S. basket ball team Id the Douglas rink last Sat nrday eveuiug It wa9 Quite au exciting game they played. The game ended with a score of 23 to 18 in favor of the Douglas boys. The next game is calculated on beiug next Saturday night at the Juneau rink. The Douglas High school is making preparations for a High school party to be given this* week on Friday evening. The Juneau High school has been in vited, and former pupils who attended the Douglas High sohool. Friday even ing is hoped to be a lively evening at the school. The new seats have arrived and have been put into the rooms. The pupils are very pleased with them, for they are much nicer than the cumbersome chairs. Helmi Aalto, Reporter. The Pauama Pacific International Exposition has made an agreement with the Parseval company, of Ham burg, Germany, to operate a Parseval Dirigible at the exposi> ion. The dirigi ble will be the largest ever conducted having a length of 480 feet, and a width of 80 ft'et, and will co?t $250,000. The hangar, or house in which it will be kept when on exhibition, will be porta ble, constructed in Germany at a cost of $60,000. A ga? plant will be built costiug $40,000 The gigautic airship will make trips, of fifty miles length, carrying passenger* at $25.00 each. Two licenced crew* of ei^ht. members In each crew, fiom Germany, will accom pany the dirigible to America and o|> erate it while at San Francisco. When not making regular t.ii,M the Pai-eval will be on exhibition at l.'ie hangar. Here exposition visitors will have an opportunity to explore its cpacioua in terior, comprised of observation rooms sleeping room-, ?ii ?*???, kitchen, b-th and ?U)okiiit< tootn, . eeitug room a:,.l all acce*-orie> 'hat provide a modern transput fa* ion car wi; h < be comforts of travel. Pipes Irom 2 for 5<i to $10 eaoh at Heist's Pool Kocin. ? Advei tisement Her Preference Before the fire Christmas eve two old maids were planning for the holiday. "Sister Molly," said the younger, "would a long stocking hold all you'd want for a Christmas gift?" "No, Elvira," said the elder, "but a pair of socks would." A Pennsylvania felon, sentenced to serve for thirty years in the peniten tiary, was given the option of banish uient for life to the diy state of Kan sas. When he finds out what is really meant by a dry state he may change bis mind. "SITKA HOT SPK1NUS." Accom oiodations, American or European plan. For terms apply to Dr. L. F. Ooddard, Sanitarium, Alaska. ? Advertisement. 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