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THE DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS
- ? ? , J)OUCJLAS, ALASKA, FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 1920 CONTROVERSY OVER ALASKA SALMON Many Xtuurti Introduced in Con grew for Regulation and Control of Fiihing Industry J. J. I'nderwood. Washington cor respondent of the Snlll? Times. >sjrs Ihttr I* considerable contro versy al th? national capital o?T th>' Alaaka salmon industry. J. W. Al exander. former .otmrfuman anil now secretary of commerce. ha? In troduced a bill nivin* Ihe I'nJted State* Bureau of Fisheries and the federal government exclusive con trol of the Asherles of Alaska. This means that the right to tax the fish eries will be placed exclusively with the federal government. Under th< i>re*ti t plan the cannerymen pat two taxes one to the federal and one to the territorial government. Delegate Grlgsby has Introduced a bill which. In effect, will eliminate the Bureau of Fisheries from any the problem of governing and con serving the Industry with the terrl Another plan which contemplate* dividing the control has been sug jewted and a bill prepared along that line, but Delegate tlrigsby re fused to introduce It. His objection to the measure rested on the fact that, as at present drawn, it pro measures as may be deemed wise and expedient to perpetuate the In dustry. which, by the way. is beinic rapidly destroyed by overfishing. This is all fair enough as far as It goes, but the bill further provides that two of the live members of the, board shall be persons engaged In the salmon industry, and that none Hal destruction of the industry ?re board would be tantamount to riv ing Ih'-m a free hand to proceed as they chooce. He believes tbe can nerymen are persons who need to Neither i? Mr Grlgsby greatly commission that serves without pay. and his objection is not bas?d on the might prove very expensive In the will make a tight to have It enacted >f which have prevented Alaska from Wat developed ? and place th hand* of a board of thro* member If anybody Imajtlnea that the chiefs of those bureau* are going to vlthout objection, they know notlt Ini of th* ? hara -teristlcs of bureau ? hl?f- Alaaka furnishea an excuse 'or hundreds of persons to take a summer vacation In the North and spend the winter In Washington. They are not coin* to let go of these perquisite* without a struggle So far as Alaskan* ar? concerned ?t appears to be a choice of two evil* About nlne-lenths of the ter ritory la adtnlniatered by Washing ton bureau*, and If the bureaucratic form of government Is to be contin ued. they would prefer all of the bureaus be located In the territory, where there would be at least a re mote probability of them doing a little team work. If the Northerners had their own way about tt. Alaska would be al lowed to proceed under (he uni law* and principle* that applied to the Oreat Went and other part* of the United State* and under which (he nation prospered no umazlnglv. Xlaaka ha* fewer white people to lay than It had twenty year* ago. i he reason being that practically overythlng In th* country ha* been reserved and the bureaucratic form of government Inaugurated In the meantime. The American In Alaska I* no dif ferent from th* American In the United State*- when he wishes to take up a mining claim or a home stead or any part of the public do main. he like* to do *o without con sulting th* wishes of about a dozen illfferetlt overlappng bureau*. whn*e conflicting rule* and regulation* give him a headache TELLS OF ROAD WORK FOR YEAR Major Waugh Tell* Ketchikan People What Will Be Done This Season Road work In the Ketchikan dis trict. started In 1919 will be com pleted this season. Major W. H. Waugh. chairman of the Alaska Road Commission, reports. Anion* the projects to be ruihrd through to completion will be the Ward's Core road near Ketchikan; the llyder Salmon road and the portage to Sul be spent, according to the estimates give the people a good road from tidewater to the International boun structlnn work will b? carried on b> the Canadian government. eration given to the matter of build Ing a government dork at Hyder but Major Waugh reports that his department, will not undertake It. lie believe* that one will be built. road. On the Hyder road, not so much rock work will be done, a* the road Near Krtchlkan. the commission Cove tour mile* out. It will also finish the road to the oil dock and pleted. The Peter*burg-8cow Bay road, three miles long, will be finish ed also. The Juneau- Ragle River road will be extended to Montana be done on the oil tlslds In the Kat come from three aourrca. the terri- ' ? and the Aiasku Road Commission Ketchikan Chronicle SAYS NEW ACT AFFECTS ALASKA Attorney W. A. Mupley has received notice that the national prohibition act known aa the Volatad act super redea and takea the plare of the ter tltorial act of February 14. 1917. All proaecutlona hereafter for liquor the new act. The Volatad act was i-ently became effective. It provla lona are more liberal than thoae of the Alaaka "bone-dry" law. SALE A SUCCESS sale and dinner given In Odd ?l lows' hall Saturday afternoon b) ' he Douglas Island Woman's Club The sum of $41.00 waa the net re co towards the purchaae of a mm ?g picture machine for the use of the Douglaa school ON THE PRINCESS Misses Anne* and Trlna Muaeth :>nd Mrs. J. W. Stoft and children are expected to arrive on the Prln 1 >-c?a Mary tomorrow night, after ar extended visit In California. The Mt sues Muaeth hav# been away from Douglas nearly four yeara. durlnr ?hlch time they have been living In ' Kncondido. COMING BACK Mark Smith and family will r< turn to the Channel on one of the ' next boats. Mr. Smith having ac ?opted a poaltlon with the Enter prlae foundry at Juneau. SALVATION ARMY HAVING REVIVAL Many Local Native* Having Change of Heart Through Array'i Effort! Here Th? Salvation Army, which for many yeara has maintained u bar racks in Thllnget Avenue hero, ia staging, a revival among tho natlvia which It li said la meellnn with great aucceaa. Many well known local natives are enrolling under the banner of the Army. According to some of the men In charge of tho drive, fourteen adulla who never before have felt the need of salvation have Joined, aa well as live Junior* Kifteecn I'reabyterlan "backslider*" have also aeon the er ror of their waya and are now sol illerti of the Croaa. The drive uow on la boing con ducted by Revival Sergeant Major John Harrow, aaaisted by Envoy Wal ler K. Williams, nf Kllllanoo. Mrs Darrow, who la Junior Sergeant Major, la alao assisting In the work. Four meeting! are held each wovk -on Sunday. Tueeday. Wed nesday and Friday evenlnga. Last Sunday evening there waa a banner ?rowd out. On that night Charles Anderson and John 7.. Yet-ga took ?Idered remarkable, aa they wo^c MYSTERIOUS BOAT GETS THE FISH Sneaks to Unknown Grounds and Comes Back Loaded After Every Trip But the Peter haa a wuy of gar- I icring In tho king salmon that la a I King salmon have been scarce lundreds of dollar*, to them If thojr low the l'etcr to her fishing bank. who have sat up to watch the craft Peter la llnl. she remain* In port. Rut at a time when none are look ing. out she govs. At midnight there gone Nor waa anyone disturbed by the exhaust of the Peter's gas en Onre out of sight, nothing, fur ther la heard of tho little craft until one morning a few day* later when she la attain tied at her berth with n full cargo of king salmon aboard. FROM TAKU Tom Ryan, the well known car-! penter. returned Wednesday from the Taku yalley. Tom ha* been do ing some development work on hi* the International boundary line. He report* that that section experienced a mild winter season, and that no lea* than fifteen fatnlllea have win tered In the vallejr. SITKA PROSPEROUS Mr. A. Murray returned emrljr thin we?k from Rltka, where he spent a week visiting the old capital and nlsliiK u|> (he business situation In general. He say* the Inducements for Investment there uppealed to hhn so strongly that he couldn't resist getting hit feet In and purchased a business lot with an 80-foot front, iu well as some residence property. .Mr. Murray says there U not a va caut house In the town and that the HAVE CLOSE CALL IN BAKERY FIRE Loui? Linder and Japan etc Cook Forced to Jump From Upstair* Window! Wednesday Two men were forced to Jump >ut of upstair* windows at Tread well Wednesday afternoon when a lire of unknown origin broke out In [he hallway over the bakery. The men were in tbolr rooms when they ???!* startled by an explosion that Mirst their doors open and their >nly chanca ot escape was via the window route. Louis hinder, the taker, received burns on the hand ind one arm. and also a slight cut 111 the leK. while the Japanese rook wan more fortunate and escaped without any Injury whatever. I'rompt action by the boardini; louse crew and store and office form laved the building after the hall way and bathroom were gutted by he flames, and today the bako shop n performing Just as though noth ng had huppened. CONTEST ENDED The "Good English" contest which ius been on at the Douglas Hlgb j-hool for I he past six weeks, came o a close last Thursday. On Frl lay evening the loners entertained he winners at a banquet In the aa cmbly room of the school and a The early part of the evening ? I'hlle Missel. Thomimon and Manti rcro preparing the spread ? was pent In song, and after the banquet auslc and dancing was Indulged In intil a late hour ? for students. The losers of the contest who were ompelled to share the expense of the ( ntertainment were Mary Vesoja. Al lert Ifewltt, Alex Morgan. Arthur Celsou. Myrtle Bland. William Man- < ej . Harold (Sallwus, Selma .Aallo 'IIITord Anderson, Ooorge Valeson. ..ucy llaskins. Covers w?re laid Another contest of a similar na u re Is planned to take place before he end of the school term, and the users of thiB event are preparing to: ret even at that time. BOWLING POSTPONED The llnal rnmci of the handicap touting tournament which has been , >n at th?- Treadwell Club alleys for , lie past couple of week*, have been , Kwtpoued until the flu situation j lears a trifle. An International on teal between the bowlers of the fukon and this section of Alaska vas to havo been Instituted early his week, but the Treadwsll fans lave derided not to take part In that ouriiament this year. RECOVERING NICELY 'well* hare practically recovered 'rom light attack* of Influenza. They trc at St. Ann's hospital. ZePyrolj A teaipoonful in glass of warm water. That clcan feel ing and aid to prevent infec tion. GREAT FOR SORE THROAT AND MOUTH WASH GET A BOTTLE NOW BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE Guy's Drug Store Third and D Douglas SEGURO WILL BE HANGED APRIL 1 Murderer of J. E. Riley of Iditanxl to Pay Death Penalty Next Month at Fairbanks FAIRBANKS, Marrh II. -An of fort lo save Mallo 8<>nuro. murderer of J. E. Klloy. the Idltatod raining operator, from the gallowa. f* helnc Initiated by a firm of lawyer* liv Untie. Montana, employed at tnc In atarn-o of a brother of Iho eondemnod meet with aueeeiw. Judge Chai. E. Bunnell han fixed April 2 aa the date of execution. Seguro waa found acullty of flrii degree murder in n jury trial at Idltarod last summer and waa aen tenced to be hanged October 15. At torney Leroy Toiler, who defended Seguro, secured a writ of error and appealed the case to tho circuit rourl of appeals. In an opinion handed down by that court recently, the conviction and Judgment of the dis trict court waa affirmed, whereupon Judge Runnell again sentenced Be guro to be hanged. Except that be la thin to the point of akin and bonea, Seguro gavo no evidence that he ia suffering from hla long con finement In the federal jail. The details of the crime an- sor did. It waa committed about two ycara ago In the boiler houae at Itlley'a camp In Klat. Seguro, with three other partnera had put in had repeatedly attempted to get Mr. Riley to make a Mtlcmcnt in full with him, saying that ho would In turn pay the others. This was re fused and he was told that he could get a statement of his own Interest, but not that of hla partnera. On the day of tho killing Seguro appeared at the boiler houae where Mr. Riley and two of his men were working repairing a plpo boiler. Seguro gave a hand with the work until the two assistants of Mr. Riioy left and went to a nearby toolhouse. During the absence of these men tho murder was committed. Rile* waa shot three tlmea. twice. It ia believed, while he was standing and the third time after he had fallen to the ground The first shot struck him in the aide or back as ho was turning awav FATHER AND SON LOSE THEIR LIVES j While Duck Hunting in Chatham Straits Skiff Overturns in Sudden Storm II. E. Johannesaen, a carpenter ? nd hla oldest son, 21 years old. whose name cannot be learned, were drowned In Chatham Straits on March 2 while out duck hunting, ac rording to Information receive ii 10 lay by Carl J. Eoss. Kath r and ion were employed by the Cnatham Straits Packing Co., at Port Walter. Chris Koss. who with Mrs. Koss and Mr. and Mrs. Johanneisen and three children, spent the winter at iho cannery, making ready for the coming season, wrote of the drown ing. excellent. the two net out In u small skiff to hunt ducks. l.ator In tho day ? heavy storm sprang up. and upon their failure to return. Mr. Komi started a cari-h for them. The next day he found the skiff driven ashore and broken up. hut no trace o' the men. Mr. Johannes) rn was i.n Anierlran hy birth, but prior to coming here a year ago he had IWcd In Canada for a short time. His family joined him here laat fall. Both men were held In high es teem by all who knew them and tholr traffic death ramu as a great shock to their frlonds. Resides Mrs. Johanncssen. a dauxhter 18 years old and a son 9 years old mourn their los? Men arc being sent out to Port Walter today to rei'der such aid as can be given. ? Ketchikan Chronicle. RETURN FROM SOUTH Oliver M. Olson. a'cromnHnlcd hy Mrs. Olson and two children, re turned home Tuesday evening from a two months' visit at Seattle and a short stay ai Ketchikan. They report a most pleasant trip, hut are glad to get back to Doyglas Island. Flocomc a stockholder In the Unit ed State* ? buy war-savlng3 stamps. MARRIED IN NEVADA Cards have boon received in Douglas announcing the marriage at Mlndon, Nevada, of Misa Mable Scott to Dr. W. A. Blanck. The i>rlde. who Is a trained nurse re jM-ntly graduated from St. Luke's hospital at San Francisco, and Is a former Douglas Rlrl, the daughter of Mrs. Kdward Webster of Juneau. The groom Is a prominent physician of Mlndon. PARTY POSTPONED The card party that was planned for last night by the auxiliary of Northern Light Rcbekah Lodge, was postponed on account of the preval ence of the flu on the Island and will be given when the situation clears up. NOME'S MAYOR VISITS CAPITAL Had a Small Bill to Collect From Government. Bat Decides to Let It Qo J. K. Lomen, mayor of Nome, anil president of tho I .omen Company, owner of large lierdi of Alaska rein deer, after spending a few days at the capital, concluded this wan no place for a sourdough ? there's alto gether too much circumlocution and red tape about, writes J. J. Under wood. Washington correspondent of the Seattle Times. Mr. Lomcn had a small bill to col lect from tho government for money idvanced during the war. but after being chased from one department to another and then diacoverlng It would be nocensary to procure the enactment of a special law, he de cided to abandon his claim, and has left for Seattle en route to the Mayor 1-omcn was chairman of the draft board at Nome, and served for two years without pay. His three sons were In the service and his daughter engaged In war work. I'nder the draft law, a number of liners and projectors came to Nome bv dog team from far-distant amps for medical examinations. It was impossible for them to return to their camps within the period be tween medical examination and In duction. The exponse of keeping them could not be charged to the nvcrnment until they were actually drafted into service. Clearly they could not be allowed to starve, and as tbero was no fund "om which Mr. l?mcn could get the money to pay for their subaistence. he drew on his personal bank ac Kor more than two years he has been corresponding with the War Department about It. He has re ceived many letters, but no money, so he decided to come to Washing ton and take the matter up with General Crowder personally. The general Is very sorry for Mr. Uimen and admits there Is every justice in his claim; that the money was expended in the Interests of the government; that it was necessary to expend it, and that Mr. Lomen exercised tine Judgment ill thus dis posing of the matter expeditiously on the ground, without wasting time to write to Washington, which would have taken several months, but tho fact appears to be that Oeneral Crowder Is without authority to i ty It. and If he did pay It, he would then be in tho position that Mr. Lo men now occupies- a creditor of the government. The government. of course. Is per fectly good and Its ranking Is A1 with the collection agencies, but It can't pay without authority from Congress. This means Mr. Lomen would have to got a bill through Congress. "To rein !i In here and fuss with n lot of congressmen over a bill would cost me a good deal more than the government owes me." said Mr. I.*> men, "so I have decided to say noth ing further nbout It. We all made some donations to the war In one way or another, and I've had ? good time seeing the sights anyway." FLU DISAPPEARING The Influenza situation on Doug las Island Is rapidly clearing, and no new cases have been reported for several days. While many of our residents have been afflicted with the epidemic, no very severe cases hnve developed. WANTKD ? A second-hand piano. Will pay cash. Address Box 991. Ju neau. POPULATION IS ALASKA'S BIG NEED Congress Now Considering Sugges tions for Peopling Vast Territory WASHINGTON, D. C.? Now that the completion of the government railroad In Alaaka Is In sight, being IcBH than two years distant, the fact that there la no authority In law anywhere for aiding In the devel opment of traffic for It Is coming sharply to the attention of congress. There Is no provision for wagon roads to bring traffic to the rail road, nor scheme of settlement or colonzlatlon and none of the devel opment plans usual In the contaruc tlon of a pioneer railroad. This condition haa led Senator Jonea to secure the passage of a senate res olution calling on the department of the interior for the following In formation: "First ? What steps have been taken or are being taken to develop and settle the country traversed by and tributary to the government railroad bolng constructed In Alaa "Second ? What steps have been taken or are being taken to develop traffic for such a railroad when built? "Third ? Hm any organization been created charted with the duty of fettling thla country and devel oping traffic for the road? If not, why has auch organization not been formed T" The department heretofore has taken the position that it has no au thority of law under the railroad ict 10 do anything but build the rail road. hence It Is presumed that the reply wllf he In the negative to all three questions. That reply will emphasise to con gress the lack of legislation to pro vide for an Alaskan railroad policy or to develop the territory. An op portunity may be presented for early legislation on the subject as a rider to the sundry rivil appropriation hill which will carry the year's ap prlatlon for the railroad. That bill is now being prepared by a sub committee of the house committee on appropriations. The estimate for the year In tht sum of It. 000, 0000 was presented to i he subcommittee recently in hear ings at which John W. Hallowell, assistant to the secretary of the In terior: Col. Frederick Mears. chair man of the Almakan engineering commission, and James L. Mcpher son. of Ssattle. who has been here at the request of former Secretary Lane, appeared and explained the work projected. Mr. McPherson has been directing the compilation of data to present to the committee. The committee exhibited a friend ly attitude toward the railroad and individual members said that It should b* completed Just as soon as possible. CITY ELECTION The city council has appointed the rollowli.g to serve as Judges and clerks at the city election to be held on Tuesday, April 7: Precinct No. 1 ? Judges: John Peusi, James Faherty. Axel Kron qvlst. Clerks: Mrs. J. Manley. Paul Kegel. Precinct No. 2? Judges: J. A. Boone. Tom Sanford. E. L. Euans. Clerks. J. U. Ouerln. Robert Traver. As yet no one has filed for the office of councilman, and It la prob able that a nominating caucua will he called shortly to name candidate# for the various positions to be filled. SCHOOL MONDAY Members of the tchool board an nounce that from present Indication* the public school will be tn session ngnln Monday morning. The two Instructors who were taken III last week have now recovered, and It is hoped that no further Interruptions will occur this term. MARTIN BETTEB J W. Martin, who has been having a siege of pleurisy for the past ten days. Is considerably Improved and expects to he at his place of business soon. Stanton Martin has also been under the weather during the past week with an attack of grippe. BBAKEMAN Clarence Wlltanen has joined the train crew at Treadwell.