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THE DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS
VOL 22 NO IT DESCRIPTION OF KATALLA FIELDS Old Timer Who Hat Been Over Ground Detcnbe* Scene of Excitement Arthur U. Thompson, who (pent ? number of yearn al Katalla. hut la at prcssnt a resident of Anrhor ??Ms: "Havlnc bwn over the Kjtall Held, from one end to lh? other, ami located and attempted to develop 01 ' claim* In this held, a neneral *unre> of the extent and occurrence of or may he Included also the Yakatagti Copper river, across from ("ordovs. in( alone (he coast from Hie base low* generally the line of the roast haw of thr mountain*, am! extern! far aa ten allea In some inatanre* "At Burl* creek, eaat or Katalla. j top of the range. At Mare'* creek creek. sixteen mile* east of Yaka .?an he 4eteete4 when within hair a tag*. where I was mining gold from ?"A? ?oon a* th? nai prewure n m* thirty-four acret. They atarted and expended about tSftO.OO" In development and later aold out for a fraction of the monrv it had In fore evaporation hu taken out th? Kaaoline. I* thin and of a browbtoh color, and haa a dteiingutahinK odor the world, beta* aurpaaaed only 1? content, secured by almple di*tilla ttofl. to about one-third; anothei third la IliumnlatinR oil. nnd th (Continued on pace 3) FROM LONG TRIP After having bwn gone for five month". Mr*. Robert K. Cough II n returned the first part of the week from a Ionic trip. While away Mr* t'onghlln v Idled friend* and rela tive* In several of the eastern cltle*. Including Washington, D. C.. anil Vow York t'ltjf. On the way home -the visited for several weeks In Cal ifornia. and saw many of the Doug i She had a most delightful trip and aw a lot of the Totted State*. PICTURE MACHINE DOUGLAS SCHOOL P*rent-Te?cher? Decide to Raise Money to Provide School With Fe?ture At the meeting of the DoiikIh Parent Teacher Association on Tues lav evening It wai definitely decided by that body to raise mnncv to pur ?buse a nmttlng picture machine for Ihr DouglAs public school. Various scheme* will b? uacd to raise the money. Some of the way* iuggi'?ted were tax 'lav*, dances and goody sale* The Woman's Club . hase or a machine In his talk. His , Blacksmith Song Second tirade Roys' Drill Klrst and Second Story Misa Wlnnlfred Kalrman. , Sodk Mr*. W. E. Cablll. joyed by the crowd present. The en tertainment wound up with lunch. SOCIAL DOINGS SI" Jam'* Chrlstoe was hostess rls won flrst prize and Mlas Ruth tertalned a number of Thane people in honor of Mrs. Thomas C. Mac LOST BABY It Is learned that Bella Marie Arts, one-year-old daughter of Mr. and Jaue Aria, of 1108 Taylor Avenue ?lied on March 4. The cause of death The parents of the little one arc former Douglas Island people who make their home at Seattle. Mr \rl* was for several years a hoist JOE AT PETERSBURG several yeara m*o to u<> to Seattle. I where In- worked In the shipyards Jo? arrived In Petersburg a *hor' lime a|o to work (or Mr. and Mr Russell York, also former IK>u*ln BEEN CUTTING UP It la reported that Douglas Island folk* in Seattle have been staging a number of old-time Douiclaa Island lames In Seattle this wlntar. It la mid that that at some of the lanees at least a hundred former Alaskans have been present at a BIG ICEBERG One of the lamest lreber*s yet wen here grounded yeiterday after . and. There la the making of many WOULD FRAME NEW LAWS FOR ALASKA William T. Hornaday Horns i]i With Pretty Pamphlet on Our Game Laws In one of the last malls from the nouth we received a nicely prlnlcl pamphlet written by William T Hornaday. The pamphlet la publish* ed by the "I'ermnnoiit Wild LI I > Protection Fund," whlrb admits It has 1103.495 to spend. It la print ed for the Information of t'ongress The flat of the whole pamphlet - which, typographically, la nicely printed la that Alaskans should have their icamn laws made all over for them. The writer clalma that the people of tho Knat hold the Al aaka wild Rime In sacred trust for future generations. Aa to proving any thine, the book does not make any attempts ulong those line*, but the printing of It fund. The Introduction reads as follows: "Are the people of the I'nt^ed States willing that the moose, white mountain sheep and caribou of Al aska shall be slaughtered to feed railway laborers and miners on a rommercla! basis, everywhere north trust?' "Ar? the people of the United Slat** and Aluaka willing th;it thi' ihI today, leaving nothing for tbo men of tomorrow save a province an barren of game aa .Siberia? "If The People are not willing l hen we must at once come to a ?hnw-down^ and frame an enart an entirely new and up-to-date game art for Alaaka." "The lapae of time and ohongrd aa they uiually are, then It la it fact that aome of the people of Alaa ka atrongly reaent the Territorial statu* of that province and demand era' Influence in Hie utilization of the wild game of Alaaka. From In the Statea would be to think and Alaaka realy desire to exterminate them gc ahead and do It. We can stand the conaequencea if they can ' "But that la not the way to carry atlon. Men who are chosen. either lead In promoting the welfare of America's heritage of wild life ran not alt back In quiet comfort and aay: "After me. the deluge!' "Wo can not. aa good citizens. aa toward the foreata, fisheries, game end mlneralr of any portion of the public domain. It la a principle of ly permits another peraon to com mit a crltrc, without proteat or ef gresalve and domineering minorlt that drat dictates the fate of th wild Kane. The white population o Alaska now nutnhera about 16. "On and It would be perfectly ??*>? for 10n determined men of that small com "any to dictate the game din total policy of the entire province turned over to the sole control o' iwople at present sojourning In that 1 Territory. "Notwlthsanillng some Alaskan technic to the contrary, there ar? vast and valuable Interests In Alaska that the present people of tin Ter rltory do not in any wlae own In fee almple. or In any manner hold aubject to their disposal. The coin in* generation of Americana have In the vast Territory of Alaska many rights that we. as the guardians of their Interests, can neither Ignore, nor destroy, nor permit to be de ??troyed. Let It be understood now, life protectors of the United Slates (Continued on page 4) HELP BUY MACHINE The Douglaa Inland Woman's cluli will hold it Goody Halo tomor row In the downstairs room* of the odd Fallow*' hull. Tea will be Mr ?hI In the nfternoon. The pnx i^wl* of the mile will be given toward the purchaae of a mov ing picture marline for the Douglas public school. T>e ladle* would tike to have a good attendance ao they can turn over a good tiled amount of money to the cauae. SOME INFLUENZA YET IN DOUGLAS Several Families Still in Quaran tine. But No Serious Cases Reported There are yet a number of cased of Influenia on l>ouKlaa Inland Moat of the caaca are In a mild form that i>re In the nature of heavy colds and No general quarantine la on the town, but n > noon aa a caae la report ed the houae In which the patient liven la quarantined by elty official* and the houae and people In it are At the council meeting of Tuesday Dr. W. 8. Hulherford was confirmed pected that all caaca will be reported Moat <>f the cnaea reported laat week have recovered and the new one? are In a large measure among the native people on the beach. SENTENCES GIVEN TWO YOUNG MEN Judge Jennings in District Court Give* Stapr and Weathers Two and Four Year* l*ast Saturday morning. in the rourt room* of the Cnlted States Itobert W. Jennings sentenced Al. Weathers to four veara In the pen itentiary ond Brnett Stage to two yoara In t h>> federal pall on charges of shooting to attempt to commit larceny of fiah and attempt to rom The two young men were found guilty at this term of rourt. after a Mea were what were known a* the 'flsh piracy" canes of last nummer The speclflr charge on which the tid that Al. Weathers and Stage, on to Weathers. engaged In a pitched1 renter and trap watchmen at Admlr at tempted to Intimidate those who w?re watching the trap and a flsh Mow bv (hooting. so that they could take the flsh that were on the scow. After pronouncing sentence. Judge Jennings released the two men on the trial bonds until Monday morn ing. Later Ir the day. however. a bench warrant was Issued and they were taken into custody and tho bonds raised to jr..ono. This money The lawyers for the defense, Moss it- Henry Roden and O. P. Hub bard. are preparing papers for an appeal of the cn?e to the United State* Circuit Court at San Fran cisco. After notice of appeal la given It will be likely that the men will be let out on appeal bond*. ZePyrol! A teaipoonful in flaw of warn water. That clcaii feel ing and aid to prevent infec tion. GREAT FOR SORE THROAT AND MOUTH WASH GET A BOTTLE NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO Guy's Drug Store Third and D Douglai 'says steel will BE LAID IN FAIJ William Gerip, Assistant Chief En gineer of Government Road, Gives Idea* William Gerlg. amiliitnnt chief en gineer of the Alankaii Knglno?ring I fommlaalon. returned to headquar ter* at Anchorage last IVodninday, iftor an abaence of two montlia. nay* the Itailroail Ilullelln. Mr. Oerlg ?pont part of hli time, during the holiday*, with hit family at hla home in Arkadelphla. Arkanaaa, and a part <ngaged In bualneaa concern In* the Alaakan Engineering Commiaiilon. Ur. Unrig. aa iiHual. la overflow . ii k with i-iithualamn und cannot am <>r find time to talk about anything ?'Scept the continued construction of (lie Alaaka government railroad ;ind the plana, outlined for Ita com pletion. "Tlit' various departments or inc Alaskan Knglneerlng CommlssfOn." nay* Mr. Gerlg. "are all ? ? rklng In harmony and with rhi> :>mr ?.:sed as will be completed Into fnlrbankn on scheduled time. early In tin- spring and xmtlnue late In the fall." Mr. Gerlg also predict* "that the laying of steel will, be com pleted during the fall of next year and that (he railroad will be In op eration a year later late In 1923." Referring to the 504 foot Heel truss to span the Susitna river at Mile 264. Mr. Gerlg nays "it will contain lfiSi) tons of bridge steal, all fabricated at Gary, tnd., and nc terlal will be completed by July 1 and delivered at Rnsltna by August 15. ready for erection. ? limed Mr. Gerlg. "my, observation In the Stales was that great amount i>? work has been curtailed and many people on the unemployed list, but i the majority of the unemployed mm lo he well supplied with mnne> earned in recent prosperous limes. , I also observe that the cost of living j in the State* Is equally as high. If not higher, than In Anchorage, hut i he concensur of ojiinion seems to he that the soaring prices have reached the highest peak. "I met several of the old emmploy ees of the Alaskan Engineering Com mission in San Kranclsco. Los An geles and Seattle, and everyone ex ON THE LATOUCHE Colin is now purser on the l.a louche for the Alaska Steamship >ire attending Queen Anne High school. His boy Clarence Is In the first year high and his daughter law, David Russell, who was foi many years a blacksmith at Tread well, is employed In the Duthle ship yard at Seattle, lie Is the only blacksmith left out of a crew ol something over forty that wero em ployed at the plant. Mlsa Jean Russell, who was ver f 111 last year, has now >ompletely re covered and Is In the very beal of health. TAKING UP RAILS I The Tread well Company has had a number of men employed for ner ?ral darn taking up the rnila of the railroa dtraek leading from Tread well to Douglas. The track was built to permll train* from Treadwell to run to th< sawmill for lumber. Since there in Inow no saw mill In Douiclan there In no mora need for i track, no It li belnn taken up. CLERKING Ike Weathern has t liken n position Hi ore. Mr. Smith lian recovered mif flelently to he able to attend te lome of the store work himself. QUICK TRIP to Freshwater Bay and kick thli week. Mr. Martin went orer In tlx Interests of his saw mill there. COUNCIL MEETING There waa a meeting of the l)oug i.iat city council Tuesday afternoon. Vt the muetlhg the regular monthly | IiIIIh were pal dand other bualneaa ] trammeled. It wan brought to the attention of the council that owing to the new law panned by the lait teuton of the Utginlalure It would be necesaary to mend the elec'lon ordinance to "take It read that only ful-fledged Itlzona of tho United State* could ote. The ordinance will be changed accordingly to conform with the new law. SAYS PACK WILL ALL BE MOVED Ketchikan Busmen Man Returns From Bunnell Trip With Good New* for Alaska to local folks. Inasmuch as It con cern* a former local man. "Blllle" Shlo'han, who al one time was a machinist employed at Treadwell. Mr. 8chlothan Is now In business st Ketchikan, where he operates a large machine shop. Outside of the local Interest the news that Mr. K< hlothan brings should be of In terest to all Alaskans. The story as taken from the Ketch ikan Chronicle follows: "All of the 1919 Alaaka salmon pack will be moved beforo the 1920 pack roaches the market. Is the opin ion of W. T. Schlothan. who return id Sunday from an oxtended winter vacation In the State*. 'Mr. Schlothan said today that the price has been stiffening a little late and there have been other nfarked Indications of an Increased demand. "One of the chief difficulties In the way of handling the pack thl? winter has been the 7 per cent tax which the city of Seattle hes been ollecting on all goods in warehouses ;here. The tax has been assessed now and the dealors feel freer to loud UP- -H "Speaking of the gas engine situ ation. Mr. Schlothan said that pro lititlon of all standard lines of en ?lues is at a standstill at Snn Kran tsco owing to a strike which has 'been in effect there since last Oc tober. "Mr. and Mrs. Schlothan have t>cen nwny from Ketchikan since last 'all. They traveled up and down ? h Pacific coast in an automobile. nlt)g as far an the Imperial Valley ii Mexico iwcur Crundler plans to leave for he south next Monday on the Jeffer son to lake a position either at Se attle or Portland with the Northern Life Insurance Company. Oscar has ecelvcd a good offer from the com lauy to become connected with the iffice force and has decided to ac At the present time Oscar is em >loyed In the mercantile depart ment of the Alaaka Treadwell Com pany. lie will be greatly missed In oclal and sporting circles. He hax :>cen a leader on the Island In many tf the activities of the younger 'oiks In nil line*. He was not only ? >ne of the leading exponents of the >nxs here, but has been a baseball ltd basket ball player of great merit. With the loss of both he and Art Mljestrand at the same time, the flrcmon's baseball team that was lanucd for this season will be "busted" wide open. We predict that while the call of the white Jlehts has cnught Oscar ?it prenent, he will at some future time be back with us to "rally iround the totem pole" and again i>kc part In Douglas Island actlv The following will be of Interest GOING S0UT1 LADIES' NIGHT Friday nights have boon designat ed an ladle*' night at the Trcadwell Club bowling alloy. I>ast Friday ' oa the flrat night of the new In novation. A number of ladle* are inking an Interest In the sport and It is thnught that some teams will be organized and n ladles' tourna ' meat started. LEFT FOR PETERSBURG Mr*. K C. Mathls left on the Ad miral Kvan* for Petersburg the flrsl of the week. Mrs. Mathls visited iv Douglas several time* during hei several weeks' stay on Oastlneai Channel. i i Job Printing at the Nowo office. EDITORS PLAN TO COME NORTH As Part of the Summer Session of the Washington State Press Association The l.i?i issue of the Wa*hln|?ton Newspaper, the official pap?. of the WaahlnRton State Press Aaaociation, ha* the following to say about th* newspaper roen'a excursion trip to Alaska next summer: The trip to Alaaka by steamship, which haa been suggested aa the aec ond half of the 1920 dimmer meet ing of the Waahincton State Press Association. waa discussed in further detail at the Eighth Institute. A committee consisting of J. C. Kaynor, publiaher of the Kllensburg Record, and N. Ruiaell Hill. business manager of the Davenport Time* Tribune, waa appointed laat .dimmer to aurvey auch a trip, and haa made the following report: Plana call for a day or a day and a half of bualneaa aeaalon In Seattle, I or elsewhere. before atartlng north, no that mcmbcri who cannot go may -itlll attend the annual meeting. Th* itinerary will be 8eattle to Skagway ind return with many aide trlpa to ixilnta of intereat and atopa at prin cipal Alaskan cltlea. The entire coat of the trip from Seattle la ea tlmated at about $104, although definite flgurea cannot be presented before March. Parea on different ex cursion linea vary from 190 to tl2S. The trip will probably be made in July and will require ten daya from Seattle and return. Polnta that will probably be In cluded on the route are Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangell. Taku glacier, Tuneau. Maine*. Sitka, and a visit to one of the largeat flah cr.nnerie* In one of thcac cltiea. There la also promised a trip over the White Paaa and Yukon railway to the head of the Yukon. Steamship company officials have offered their utmost aaslatance to ,lhc committee, and It is expected that arrangements can be mad* for co-operation from commerical organ isations In the cities visited. Mr. Kgynor and Mr. Hill want to, hear frop all Aaaociation members who Inttpd taking the trip. Wash ington new?pa>*r mea will be ac "oinmiKlnted first and invitation* then extended Do California. Oregon. Idaho and Montana men to the limit of steamship accommodation* The Alaska Dispatch, published Seattlf. says: "Judgment was entered In a local -ourt during the week for $6,272.70 in the suit of Tay Hyers against A. K Horry, a Seattle broker, and Joe 3roll. of Friday Harbor. The suit irose over failure of the defendants to furnish sufficient capital to fin ance a Ashing enterprise at Douglas ?Ity. '?Byers came to Seattle with four wltnciwe* over a week ago. and the tult was vigorously contested in the local court. Byers is returning to uneau on the first steamer." This suit was over the cannery hat Bayers was to atari last season ;>n the ferry dock in Douglas. He -pent considerable money holding lie lease and doing the work on the roperty on the strength of the greement entered into between hlm , elf and the defendants. When his ackers refused to fulfill their part f the agreement. Bayer* wa* out a full season's work and seven? thou and dollars of his own money. BAYERS WINS SUIT CHARGE OF MINE M 8. II mliion. of thill place. left .11 the Spokane Wedneaday morning for Gypsum. where he will act as roreman for the Gypautn ?lne In getting that property In iihape to op prate again, after an enforced ?hut down on account of having been flooded With water. A large pump and other supplies for the mine were shipped to Gypsum on the 8polcane. SOON BE HOME The Muneth 'girls, Agnes, Trlna and Mr*. John Stoft and two chil dren. hove left California for Alaa ka. They were due at Seattle sev eral days ago and will no doubt be here on one of the first boats it ' riving from the south. MERCHANT ILL J. W. Martin la 111 at his home here with an attack of pleurisy.