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Would Create a Territorial Shipping
Fund to Insure Regnlar
A lu of 13 a not Ion on all ships
Alaska la proposed In a bill prepared
Alaska, anil the member* of the
Th? Measure will be Introduce.!
early next week. It provide# that !
? be fund thus erealed shall be used I
<>rjr factor was considered . and I'
enough Alanka buxlnesn lo gixe the
and can adjust (tar acrvka as a mor
beat paaaencer liners on the reftulu
ran aware lb* Mint service lo all
the principal towns la Alaska ttaa'
l he Canadian lines have been i
lo I be four principal towns in ?
ear Alaaka
out of the lam* towns to smaller
routes which are now unprofitable
mailt be provided with a direct eerv
|w from the ouutde.
"Tht* fund In the hand* of the
territorial shipping board would pro
vide the moat effectual control of
. net*, such aa demurrage and marine
.naurance. because the beat shlpa
will be kept out of the moat danger
oua water*, where moat of the ma
rine loenea occur. Insurance rates
American line now pays nearly $!.?
1 shall stabilize conditions.
pool off ice department will get to
gether and give Alaska adequate
mall service. Instead of treating the
no obligations on the part of the
|i:r. the bills, should be permitted to
handle their own problems. This
atild Winter Brings the Hush to
New Camp Sooner Than
Thin di?lrl.t In experiencing one
jf the nicest winter* In the memory
?eal cold weather. Only about three
the population t* In< reanlnc w tut
[he trail* ar> well packed. A nlelnh
Txunta with friend* tor the put
' rera! month* and had a moat en
Mayor Klmer E. Smith, who ha*
almost two month*. waa able to take
teen-iuonth-old hoy were In Juneau
futur*. Martin lived on Douidaa
l?land for wrai> time before he was
marrli'd and later went to Chlcha
?of. For the pnat two year* he ha*
Hwn working In a Seattle ahlpy&rd.
Rfi-oiui' a at o?'k holder In the Unit
ed State* ? bay war-aa*lnga atamps.
Plebiscite of February 25 in the
Yukon Territory Makes That
Part of Country Dry
The vote polled on Wednesday In
tion of a member of (he Yuko'i
of liquor In Yukon Territory was ex
iremely light on account of the ab
outside. Whtl* there wan connldci
able tqtoreat displayed In the prob
able outcome the day pafewd off with
ruary 27.
In the Whltehorac division Ia>wc
received 93 vote* and French SO.
Two wrongly market) ballot* were
thrown out There were 18 votei
for a bar, 61 for a dUpcnoary. 14
for both bar and dlspeniwry. and
5S against both bar and dlap?uvary.
bar 6, dispensary *. for both bar
and illipenaary 6. against both bar
and dispensary It.
In Carmacka dlvlalon I -owe re
in Selkirk dlvlalon Lowe received -
?> votea and French 1 1 The vote
stood ( to 1 1 against both bar and
A recapitulation or the total vote
and 74 opposed to Its Kale In" any
form, giving a majority of 43 to the
Eleven elector* lout ihelr vole
of the return of liquor. Complete
night at the school house.
The assembly room wan approprl
The decorations rommltto conslst
Ketchikan, where hp I* now located
the bulldtnK Kamc. He haa aa.hti
The two men have had nil thi
I Ait fall have at all time* had a
number of buildings under con'
atrucllon. John Mrrormlck. who,
Head Jailer Frank Bach la all Rtnllea
i on laat Friday afternoon.
Tin Mnsku Steatm.hlp Company'a
port oftrjy Wednesday morning and
unloaded u hundred torn of Lady
smith coat at the city bunkers. *fh?
ni I ot R. It. Young of the Pacific
Const Coal Company. to whom the
cargo was < unsigned. Mr. Young
flrat at Douglas and discharge a hun
dred ton*. aM the rity waa out of
fuel. The eargo came at a vory op
on th? vharf and a eold wind blow
?n Douglas Island.
Hold Interesting Meeting at School
House on Last Monday
One Of Ihe Interesting feature* of
the m eating of the Treadwell I'aront
Tearher Association that was held
Monday evening waa the talk of Or.
for the Troadwell Company here,
?pent four yen n in Europe aa a sur
geon In the Hrltlsn army and had
a lol of experience In the treatment
Df th? wouniled from battle. Dr.
Rutlo-rfird talked Interestingly on
war surgery and of the life of the
men during the great conflict.
There waa n very g^>d sited crowd
if luMMinl people i resent to hear ,
the program. which In detail waa as
Mav llaiiMs> and David llamaay
Klsif Kdmimon
h ux derlnred himself In on the mat
lounl of hi* good nature he declare*
ti hi tho boy* arc now Impoalng upon
I. in. lie n>k? ii? to tell the young
fellow* lo takv u tumble, got next
Mr. Uraut liar Riven u? authority
to nn thai Mime prominent young
men of the town will very ahortly
lie oerupylng r mm* In the village
loek-up If they don't heed thin
Hugh Tracy lit getting to ho Home
Monilav nlRht he went to Kagle river
time at the Mi'Kannn ranch at Eagle
ZePyrol j
A teaspoonfnl ill Rlaii of
warm water. That clear, fori
ing and aid to prevent infec
Guy's Drug Store
Third and D Douglas
Once Great Mining Camp. Althougl.
Not So Large, Shows Signs
of Life
Notwithstanding the fact that
many people have left the Kuby ills- I
trlet during the post two or three i
veaaons. a* a result of tho steadily i
Increasing cost of mining operatic*,
there Is still considerable activity on
of Alaska, according to Information
the last mall, says the N'enana Nowa. i
On ton* creek, Gidlnnd ft Walker i
itrn taking out a winter dump on the
Mascot bench, where Xavler Diet*
operated several seasons ago.
Frank Johnson ft Co. are taking ?
nut a dump on Birch creek, and |
l,oiils 1 .arson ft Co. are ? Inter mln- i
Ing on Trail creck. They expect to
have out a dump of considerable site '
Bowers and Krcnch are hoisting
pay on OreeuHtone and have work in
sight also for next summer on that
Gordon Bottle* anil associates art
taking out n flump on Me-Keteh-Um
Morton & McDonald arc operating
on Klat creek and will have a dump
Billy Kerry and Barney Cannon
have found quite a block of ground
on lower I'oormun crock that will
atliiK below the mouth or Solomn.
Macey have a number of mon em
ployed In taking out a winter dump,
and near the mquth of the creek a
block of pay ground ha* been devel
oped by Loughren, Johnson & Co
In addition to theae operations
there la comlderahle procpecting In
are proapectlng on Tamarack creek
and above theiu, August Pllkv and
partner are looking for pay on the
creek, Abe Collin* la doing some proa
done with a drill on Mickey during
the early part of the winter.
There are four store* In Ruby
ducted by the Northern Commercial
Lewis. Harry Clark ho* n rooming
a dry gooda atore conducted by Mm
Kddla Will la. Willis ha? a atore at
l?r. It. V. Kill* wan over on the
lalnnd the middle of the week on a
formerly a Douglna Island phyalcinn.
haa been mine phyalcinn at 1'hleha
to Juneau with William C. Krecbtirn,
the auperlntendent of the mine, who
place to locate at Ketchikan, where
he will take over the practice of Dr.
L. B. Myera.
Mr. and Mrs. William Hamilton
and Hunter Hamilton left bore the
drat of the week for their former
Hamilton are brother* of Mr*. Felix
Gray of thla city and accompanied
Mr*. Gray to thla place several
months ago when she returned bote
from a visit to Montana.
Krom the W'hltehorae Star It la
learned that James Barry, a former
brakeman of the Whlto Pass ft Yu
kon Railroad. Im* gone totally blind.
Mr. Harry, who la known in Doug
lax a* a member of the 8kagway
baaeball team In the early day*, ha*
been living In Seattle for several
II. E. ("Jlmmle") Chamber* was
a pa.saenger on* the Almneda Wed
n end ay going to t'ordova. He haa;
been at Cordova for a year or more
and liaa now been outside on a vl*lt.
Slri. Chambers la mill visiting lu
the State*.
Kpeelal watchmen were on during
the middle of the week to look out
for sparks during the high wind
that was blowing.
Robert l.lndcman, a native. wax
out of town for a month and return
ed here liuit Monday. When he went [
to Ilia home on Thllnget avenue he |
round that aomoone had been t<> !
I hat place and atolen goods and na
tive Jewelry valued at about )26.
Thoie doing the robblnn were
very discriminating in the tart that
ihey did not moleat other article*
'insisting of valuablo furs and other
I,. I, llnnllng haa practically fin
ished inking the cenaua In the In
corporated town of Douglaa and haa
low none to Treadwell. where he
will take the cenaua. Mr. Harding
would like to hear from anyone who
lina not been enumerated, and any
inch may leave word at the Douglas
?oat office and they will be called
Petersburg Packing Company Sell*
Commercial Buiinen to Co
operative Concern
It will be of Interest to many
icopie here who are acquainted at
Petersburg to read the details of the
?erent deal whereby the Petersburg
Parking Company sold Its commer
nl holdings to the Petersburg
Trading Union.
The story Is taken from the Pet
ersburg Report:
A deal has been concluded, with
lie exception of minor details,
vhereby the Petersburg Packing
or|>or?tion will transfer to The
Trading Union, Incorporated, a large
jart of their property, Including the
large store and store building, the
vliarf, several warehouse buildings,
ilx iota In block 2 of the town of
Petersburg, two floats and water
'ront holdings In front of the pres
et store building. The considera
tion is understood to be between
"Ighfy and one hundred ihousand
lollari. according to the value of
he goods in the store.
This will give The Trading Union.
* bidi (s h co-operative concern
ormed with local stockholders, one
)f the most valuable pieces of prop
?rty in Petersburg. The store has
jecn closed for several days while
in inventory I* being taken, and Im
mediately following the final ar
?angemerls will be concluded. If
>rcxcnt plans do not miscarry. The
Trading Union, Incorporated, is cap
ulized at one hundred thousand
Ic : rs and at present has dose to
in hundred stockholders. The first
Imard of directors of the new con
?ern consists of Jack Hanseth. Jacob
linos*. Erlck Ness. K. L. Skoog and
K. L. Stcberg, who will serve until
the first general olectlon to be belrt
>11 July 1st. Itis expected that the
new owners will take charge about
'lie first of April, but no announce
ment has been made yet as to who
will be manager of the store Nmd
business for the Trading Union.
The launch Cameo, which started
for the Katalla oil field, returned
home early this morning without
having reached its destination. While
opposite Whltshed It collided with
the Myrtle H. and Its compass wax
put out of commission. There was
a high sea and considerable for. ami
the Cameo drifted on a bar aff Egc
Island. I^ater she was opposite Cape
St. Kilns and finally found her way
back to Cordova. M. E. Holbcn, one
of llie passengers aboard, was badly
blistered about the limbs and back
by escaping distillate soaking thru
his blankets while asleep. ? Cordova
There ni a dance given Wednes
day evening by the Alaska Native
llrotherhood In their hall op Thlln
get Avenuo. Resides the many na
tive people from both sides of the
Channel that were present, there
were a number of prominent white
folks of the Island there stepping
The registration books for the
Douglas city election are now open
nt the office of Registration Officer
1/ \V. Kllburn at the city clerk's of
fice on Front street In Douglas.
The election will lie on the first
Tuesday In April. 'As yet no one
hns announced his candidacy for any
of the city offices.
After Having Been Free From the
Epidemic, Dougla* Island Now
Ha* Some Case*
There are itometbfng over half a
dozen cases of Influenza In Douglas
at the present time. It waa not
finally determined that there waa
any Influents here until yesterday
mornlrg, when physician* reported
that there were tlx caaea.
Those In part who are afflicted
are the C. W Carlson family on
Third street, several member* of the
Charles Sey family and some mem
bers of the John Marklund family.
It Is said that none of the caaea are
very serious.
The city health board met laat
night and decided not to put an ab
solute ban on public placet or
amusements and not to cloae the
school at this time. They decided
to test the willingness of the citi
zens to cooperate with the health
board in keeping the epidemic from
Jack Phlpps was appointed quar
antine officer to see that house* that
hare influenza are properly quaran
The health board asks that people
do not congregate any more than la
absolutely neceaaary and to use com
mon sense In regards to congregat
ing where there may be any chance
for contagion.
Through the courtesy of City
Clerk L. W. Kllburn, we have bad
nn opportunity to see a copy of the
Worceratet (Mass.) Telegram, con
taining the story of the bis ?torm
that vlslttd the eastern part of the
United Sta.es early In February.
The copy of the paper of Febru
ary 12 contains a big "ad" aaklng
for fifteen thousand volunteer* to
bring their ubovels the following
Saturday morning to dig out the
city so that husineaa could be tram
acted. The day was to be called
"Shovel Day." and It waa said that
such drastic measure* would have to
be taken" so that It would be poa
alble to distribute food and fuel to
the people, (everything waa at a
standstill ami tht city and vicinity
completely snowbound.
Mr. Kllburn% former home waa
in Masarhusetts, and he waa raiaad
not a great distance from Worcester.
By defeating the baaket ball team
of the Alaska Native Brotherhood
last night at the Natatprlum. the
Douglas High 8chool baaket ball
team finishes the aeason with a
clean slate. They have not suffered
defeat thia year.
The score of laat night waa 26 to
13. The natlvca put up a scrappy
game, hut were no match for their
more scientific opponenta.
The game of laat night will more
than likely be the laat one played
here thla season. The Metlakahtla
team, which hnd wired asking for
engagements on the Channel, haa
not been heard from and It la likely
that the local teams will disband for
the season.
W. H. McCormlek, after having
been away from the old home town
for several months, returned Monday
morning. Blllle did not find condi
tions in hli line of worl as machin
ist very favorable at polnta o.. Puget
sound nnd decided to return and
stick around for a while.
At 10 o'clock tomorrow morning
Judge Robert W. Jennings will sen
tence Ernest Stage and A. Weathers,
the two boys who were convicted a
short time ago In the district court
on charges of having attempted to
rob flsh traps.
Oliver L. Andenon. purser for tha
Juneau Ferry & Navigation Com
pany. ha* been In the hoapltal for
several days suffering from bolls. He
is back at work today.
Miss Kuby Johnson, teacher of
the school at Cblchagof. was visiting
In Juneau and on Oastlneau Chan
nel this week.

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