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THE DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS
DOUGLAS, ALASKA. FRIDAY, MAY 2M, 1020 ^ NO IK FOREST SERVICE TELLS OF POLICY Will Encourage Legitimate Corn panic* in Every Way. in the Manufacture of Palp committed to the policy of doing it* utmost for the fullest development of the timber resource* of Alaska. Thin statement. made by District Forester Ceell. upon his return from an Important conference In Seattle, la fully borne out by the recent de cision to make more flexible the present timber sale contract re quirement* of the Korest Service to better lit the unusual Alaskan con Mr Cecil broucht out the fact that although the Korest Service during the pnM ten years hss sold some 400 million feet of timber from the Alas Service has consistently encourages the aale of Alaskan pulp woods, tha' <lue to the present seriousness of th< newsprint situation, a more flexlblt policy Is now justified for the Terrl tor* The new policy provides for timber for a M-year rut. and make provision that where additional timber I* avsilable. a lS-year ad dltlonal tuipply will be reserved for Forester emphaslied. are to provide 'ervals of flee years after cutting 1-eglns, the flrst readjustment to be msde seven years after signing of tioa has been used In addition, a maximum prn e Is fixed whl< h In no ? ase will be exceeded In the read Juufment covering the second Ave- 1 pulpwond rates are to be hassd on ne ? n*>ie aim ot me new poiicjr make clear that the Forest Service In willing to mm** every effort eon Alaakan National Koreets. "THIRTY" WRITTEN FOR OLD TIMER Major B. F Smythe. Former Newt paper Mm and Printer of the Channel. Diet in Colorado Douglas Island representative of the, the lut of the old guard of printers Horn*' at Colorado Springs. April 14 and Is r<-memh?'r."l with affection be old-time printers and others on Ga? May Issue. ba< the following to aav With profound sorrow we an ? urred on Wednesday. April 14. ItSC. wax well known by the printing his younger days. He was a civil tax veteran, serving as a soldier, dispatch bearer, paymaster and In thr commissary department of hla di vision. He was admitted to the Homr on December 13. 1>M. from 2*13. Kor shout two years before his Mealb he ?m the regular Home cor respondent of The Typographical Journal Mr. Smythe Is survived by a niece In Washington, I). C.. a son ?vho Is publisher of the Harrlsburg ? Va. > Independent. another son In t'allfornla and a grandncphew who la'" a member of the Tacoma Typo graphical Union. Many other rela Uvea and friends are located In dif ferent parts of the United States, to all of who we extend our heartfelt aympathv in their bereavement. We at the Home will greatly miss hla genial and familiar personality. PICNIC The children of St. Ann Parochial School picnicked at Cowee Creek yes terday. The Treadwell boat Mabel look the youngsters to Cowee creek and brought them home stain. MERCHANT LEAVING J. W. Martin hu announced that be will sell out hi* stock of general merchandise. hi* slore flxturcs anil Konl automobile and retire from bu? Ineaa In Itougla*. Mr. Martin ha* been In the mer cantile bus'nes* In Douglas for about nix veara. having purchased Iho M. G. Roger* store on Front street. lie had been engaged In business at Maine* for a number of year* before coming here and wan a pioneer of that place, having been In Alapka for more than twenty eyare. Mr. Martin expect* to have dls poiied of hi* clock of good* by about the middle of July. What his plans for the future are I* not known at this time. COMMISSION MEN PRESENT GIFTS Retiring Chief* of Railway Commit ?ion Given Beautiful Oil Paint ing* of Alaaka lialntlng* in oil of Mount McKlnlev :or presentation to Hon Kranklln K. Lauc. former Secretary of the In terlor. and William Kde.i, forme: chairman of the Alaskan Knginceruu i'ommissior. by the employees of th> Alaskan Engineering Commission renders an admirable and well-mer Ked tribute to the individuality of the recipients of these artistic offer and gen I u* of Sydney Laurence. the artist who created them. It would be difficult to decided which paint critic's point of view. However. H partment. whose ability to Judgi and criticise artistic creation* or requested to examine the paint ingi and give a brief description of the atlons found In the work. Mr. Hlg gins' description of the two paint the Hon. Krankllu K. Lane ii a |>n a* II <!??? a pleasant analogy in It massive anil enduring achievements of the former SecreUry during thei helm of the Department of the In artistic treatment of which show > mnponltlon of the picture will un -] ? harm to th' former Sei rctarv of th' mystery anil majesty of thla ma> the Tokichitna Kiver flowing from eriean continent. the Alaskan Engineering Com ml* ?Ion. gives an equally wonderfu ' tional land mark in the (ull nun The artlatic merit of this picture lie* In the exceptionally clever and rare color combination* with which the artiat ha* KIV?'11 a *plendid pers pective value to the composition a ? whole. The atrlrt attention to de tall with varying alternating views of iiunahlne and shade gives a atudy which will undoubtedly afford many hours of contemplation and unqual ified pleasure to the recipient of this appropriate gift." The employees of the Alaskan En gineering Commission are to be con gratulated for their good taste and judgment for a lasting gift of an j artistic character, and their good fortune which enabled th<-m to have an artiat of Mr. Laurence's under Handing and ability, give expression to the regard and esteem In which rhey hold Hon. Franklin K. Lane and former Chairman William C. Kdes. The public Is Invited to view rheae paintings which will bo on ex hibition for a few days at Hotel An chorage -Alaska Railroad Record. BIRTHDAY PAKTY Mrs. Tom Ness entertained a num ber of her lady friends at her home l on Second street Monday afteroon in honor of the first birthday of het . .laughter. Emma. LAST INDEBTEDNESS PAID BY EAGLES Strong Fr*ttrnal Order Now Hat Building Clear From All Encambnuice A warrant wan drawn at tho meeting of Aerlo No. 117. P. 0. K.. last Friday evening, for the last )300 IndcbtedueiM on the Kaglea' Hall of With the payment of this laat In lebtedne.su. the Kaglea llall on Third itreet. which was built at an approi imate coat of $12,000, la now free Aerie No. 117 haa occupied a prominent place In fraternal circle* on Gaatlneau Channel ever alnce July 1. 1901. when It waa Instituted with a charter membership of So. During the palmy days of Douglas Island the membership mounted to after the Treadwell cave-In and the starting of the war. The member ship Is now 150, which waa reached by a membership drive through After the Institution of the lodge meetings were held In various halls in the city. At one time the lodge records and all regalia were lost when the big Are of ten years ago started In Juue. 1914. and waa com pleted for occupation in August of whom took out life membership * irds for their money. The hall, be Th- order has Its own private c?me to the lodge meetings. and 1t I* very SALMON ARGUMENT UP IN CONGRESS ing of Salmon at the Month of Yukon River ! !><-ar* willing 1(1 take a hand in the In the discussion of a bill Klver. when a number of church mMnbrni formed a lobby to tell Con grees Just what Is going ta happen Unfortunately the volunteer lobby w?* uot fully acquainted with the (acts. At leant auch would appear Parking Company, who oppoaed It. Archdeu<on Stuck declared that the ludlaiiK and their dogs on the Yukon ahortaiee he aliened was due tn the faet that the Carlisle Packing Com the river. Mr. Zipf pointed out that the Yukon aplila Into a number of smaller itreama aa It enters the sea. and that the combined area* of the moutha of the streams. including the inland* la more than 100 milea In mem. Alao he declared that had taken by the cannery, they would not have had enough to auitain them. ice waa late in leaving the mouth of the river laat year, and thouaandn of salmon swi>rmlng up the stream to floe*, while othera. delayed by the i ice from getting up the stream. <wam deep and fast, aa soon as the as a result, did not catch very many. And notwithstanding that certain literature, allowing picture* of al leged trapa on the Yukon River, that were circulated among the leg lalatora. It waa ahown positively that there are no traps on the Yukon or >10 any other stream, and that In thla region, at leaat. the Ashing la done with nets which are not per mitted to collie within 600 yards of the mouth of the Yukon. After the bill had been debated before the House committee It was Introduced In the Senate, but It Is probable the Senate will be guided by the evidence taken before the House committee. Thorefor, the prospect for the passage of this bill Is not very bright. In fact, this true of all the legislation af fecting Alaska fishing. The Indus try will have to be In more Immi nent danger of destruction before Congress fully readies the situation. -J. J. Underwood In Seattle Times. MEMORIAL DAY TO BE OBSERVED Monday Afternoon Will Be Holi day and Occasion Will Be Fittingly Commemorated Memorial Day exercises will be held here next Monday afternoon The whole arrangements have been turned over to the Oouglaa Island Woman's Club and they are to pre pare the program. Hlshop P. T. Rowe today consented to deliver the Memorial address at the Liberty theatre Monday after noon at 2:30 o'clock. Tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock the school children are asked to meet at the Congregational church for practice In the songs. Just what will be on (he program besides a talk by Bishop itowe and the children's songs Is not yet known. A tentative line of march from the theatre to the cemetery, where the grave* will be decorated. Includes a a stop at the City Dock to strew Mowers on the water In memory of those who have lost- their lives In Children nave ueen assou oy mi Woman's Club to Rather flower* be tween now and Monday and to brln* t hem to the hall before the hour ol the exercise*, so that they may be used for decorating. DOUGLAS GIRL IS WED IN ABERDEEN Lucile Bernice Fox Wat Married tc William S. Seeley. Former Juneau Druggist Lucile Bernice Kox and William 8. Seeley. were married at Aberdeen Washington, Tuesday. May 35. Mr. and Mrs. I'. H. Kox. parents of the bride, now live at Aberdeen. Im mediately after the wedding the newly married couple left Aberdeen for the Kast on a honeymoon trip. Mrs. Seeley was born In Douglas She was the youngest daughter of l>loneer residents of the town and left here less than two years ago with her paren's when they moved >>ut of Alaska. Mr. Seeley was at one time In the drug business In Juneau, operat ing a store on what was known as Seeley's Busy Corner. He left Alas Hecome a stockholder In the Unit od State* - buy war-savinga stamps. Job Printing at the Nowo office. SPRING IS HERE THE TIME TO TAKE THAT TONIC OR BLOOD PURIFIER After a long winter with it* accompanying lack of variety in the diet, one's lyitem needs the benefit of a good tonic. ?A GOOD VARIETY AT? Guy s Drug Store Third and D Douglas DEATH REPORTED OF MONTE BENSON Said to Have Died a Short Time Ago at San Francitco From Effect! of Pneumonia The news of the death of Monte Benson was confirmed today by a telegram from Mrs. Henaon to the Odd Fellows lodge. The telegram staled that he died at San Fran claco on May 13. of pneumonia, and waa burled at Seaside. This was the first direct news of his death re ceived here. Mr. Benson was about 44 years of age. He came to Alaska In 1897 or '98 from his home In New York stato. and was a miner employed In various camps In this vicinity. He moved to the Island about eighteen years ago, and through sue-" ? easlvo stagea of work become fore man of the Mexican and 700 Minn. He went from there to the Alaska Juneau and was on the staff of that mine for a time. He loft here a couple of years ago with his family and located at Tacoma. Wash., where he had a position in the smelter. He applied for and received a commis sion In the Kngincer Corps of the United Stales army and was about to go to a training camp when the armistice waa signed. Bcsigning his position with the smelter company a short time ago. he accepted a very good position with B. A. Klnxle. for mer superintendent of the Treadwcll mines, who Is now operating In Call Mr. Benson was one of the best known mining men of this part of Alaska. Hp was prominent In fra ternal circles on the Island, being an Odd Fellow, 32' Mason and a Shriller. Ho waa elected to the Ter ritorial House for the third session and served through the term. Mrs. Benton and three children live at Seaside. Oregon, where they have relative*. Mr. ami Mrs. Ben son were married In Douglas and their children were born on Douglas Island. BASEBALL GAME FOR NEXT SUNDAY Douglat Team Will Face Sub C hater Boyi tor Firtt Ball Game of the Seaaon On next Sunday afternoon on the old DoiiKlan town lot the first ball same of the sriuoii is scheduled to lie played. The contesting teams will be the Douglas Fire Department i nd a team from the-Sub rhaser 310. The playing of the name In con ditional on the weather and the ap pearance of the aub chatter in the harbor on that day. At the present time the 310 la out chatting Ash pirates In the vicinity of Hawk Inlet. Many of the familiar facea will be missing from the Douglaa team this season, but there arc atlll enough players. It la believed, to make mat lera Interacting for any gang that an be produced from the sub chaser. The umps. whoever he may be. will start the game at about 2:30 In 'he afternoon. LIVING HERE Douglas A. Mead, who recently re turned from Weatern Alaakn to take barge of construction work at Speel liver for the pulp manufacturing 'ompanv that la to operate there, has located In Douglaa, and he and hla family have moved Into the Kplacopal rectory on St. Ann avenue. Mrs. Mead will live there while he la at 1 Speel River. Mr. Mead Is well known here, hav ing formerly worked at Treadwell as p carpenter and later aa foreman of construction for the Treadwell Company. Since leaving here he waa In the 8tatcs for a time and after wards at Port Graham, where he was employed by Whitney ft I.ass at at their chrome mine. GOES AS DELEGATE Mrs. John Llvle of Treadwell. who waa recently elected by the local lodge of Itebekahs aa a delegate to the grand lodge which la to convene at Tacoma tills year, will leave here on the City of Seattle. Mrs. Llvle will be arcoinpanlcd by her two son. Robert and Daniel, and will be sides attending the convention, visit with friends on the Sound before re turning here. Job Printing: at the News office. GOING TO SITKA In the cue of the two young na tive boys who confeaaed to the burg lary of a (tore on the beach lint City Magistrate L. W. K 1 1 burn baa the promlae of the boya' parent) that the lada will be sent to 8ltka to the Sheldon Jackaon school Just aa noon aa they accumulate enough money for the trip. Pending tbelr departure the boy* report each day to Judge Kllburn. One reporta at 1? o'clock In the fore noon and the other at 11. They are at the preoent time on very good be havior. GLORIOUS FOURTH TO BE CELEBRATED All Pment at Monday Night Meet ing Were in Favor of Douglaa Island Celebration That there will be some kind of a celebration on Douglas Island on July 4th was clearly Indicated at the meeting at the city hall Monday evening. The meeting had been called by Mayor K. A. J. Uallwaa, who Hated the purpose for which It waa called. Jerry Cashen waa elected chairman and Guy L. Smith aecretary. Upon the chairman aaking for an opinion aa to whether or not there would be a fourth of July celebra tion on Douglas liland thla year, the sentiment of the meeting waa unan Imoua that there would be. Varloua mattera were dlacuaaed and Anally the chairman appointed a finance committee conalatlng of F. A. J. Gallwaa, Axel Kronqvist. L.W. Kllburn, P. R. Uradley and Jack Wllaon to aollclt funda for the cele bration. It waa not indicated at the meet ing when the celebration would be held, but, being Informally dlacuaaed, it waa thought that it would be on Monday, July 6, that being the holi day, aa the 4th fall# on Sunday thla year. Pending the report or lue nnance committee. it Is at thl* time Impos sible to determine Jnst how exten Hive the celebration will be thli year, but It wan the opinion of moet every one present that If nothing clue li held, small field sports should be given for the benefit of the children of the Island. The meeting adjourned to meet again at the call of the finance com mittee. and If not called by them be fore that time, to meet one week from next Monday evening. BASEBALL DANCE THURSDAY NIGHT j Arthur Gtrn Elected Captain of the Team ? Another Cleanup of Groundi This Evening At the Are meeting Monday night, Mnnager Arthur Olson of the Doug las baseball team reported that ar rangements had been made to have a dance next Thursday evening to raise money with which to buy base hall equipment. Manager Olson ap pointed a committee of firemen to assist In promoting the affair. As thli Is the first time this year that the baseball boys have asked for any support from the people of the Island for the good of the sport. It Is thought that not only will there be an exceedingly good turnout for the dance, but that many people who do not attend dances will buy ticket*. The tickets are on sale all over town and cor.t a dollar each. Arthur Cam was named team cap tain at the same meeting and the announcement was also made that this (Friday) evening would again be cleanup night on the baseball grounds. The hope was expressed that all players and fans would turn out and work on that evening. GONE TO VANCOUVER Mr. and Mr*. Seth Orava and three children arrived In the city the latter part of last week from Tenakec on Mr. Orava'a boat "Con dur." and after visiting here for sev eral days Mrs. Orava and the chil dren left on the Prlncesa Mary for Vancouver, where they will visit relatives this summer. The Oravas lived in Douglas for several years and moved to Tenakec about two years ago. PARTY Mrs. Robert E. Coughlln and Mrs Wllmer Edwins entertained a num bcr of ladlea at their home yeatcr day afternoon at bridge. FATAL ACCIDENT AT READY BULLION Nat Swan son, Shift Bon, Killed Yesterday Morning by Falling Rock A sad accident occurred at the Heady Bullion mine yesterday morn ing wh?n Nathaniel Swanson. shift Iiom at the mine, wan utruck by fall In* rock from the roof of a drift and instantly killed. He had Juat rone Into the drfft where some mlnera were working and aiked them how things were going. when a piece of loose rock weighing several tona fell from the roof and struck him on the head. He waa quite badly mutilated. Nat Hwanaon ranie to the laland more than a dozen year* ago. For a number of years he waa employed at the Treadwell mine as a timber man and mine carpenter. He later transferred to the Keady Bullion mine, and at the beginning of the war went to Taroma, where be was employed on ship construction. He returned here and was con tracting at the Keady Bullion for a time, and later waa mad# shift boas. He was about 32 rears of age and a native of Sweden. He was a nephew of Oscar Chllln. a very well known old-time hoist man of the Island. Mr. Swanaon was unusually ac tive In fraternal elrelcs, having oc cupied many offices in the Odd Fel lows lodge, of which be waa a con ?iant attendant. He was unmarried, but had three brothers. Dennis. David and Swan, all of whom are former residents of Douglas Island, end at present living in Tacoma. Although wires have been sent by the local Odd Fellows lodge to David Swanson. brother of the deceaaed. as yet no word has been received. Until an answer is received It will not he known whether the funeral will be held on l>ouglas Island or the body shipped to Tacoma. where hla relatives live. WHITEHORSE TRIP Arrangement! have bran com plete! for the excursion (o Whlte liorse to attend the King'a birthday celebration June 6. The Alma ha* been chartered for the trip and will leave Juneau at 9 o'clock Ftldav morning and will get back here igain Sunday night at midnight. Tcama trcm Tort William H. 8?w. ard. Skagwajr. Whltfhorae and Oaa tincau Channel will b? In the bate hall tournamant that will be hald there. The flrat prixe will be $100 and the aerond $50. A team from the Channel la being formed now to ?o up to compete and It la thought that several playera from Douglaa will be Included. Field sports will follow the ball game*. The fare for the round trip haa been placed at 120. and Glen Bart lett, of the Oaatlneau Hotel. Juneau, haa the aupervlaion of the ticket aale and haa the Ama under charter. BISHOP TO PREACH Bishop P. T. Howe, head of the Rpiacopal church in Alaaka, will apeak at the Kplacopal church at tho aervlcea Sunda> evening. Three other mlnlatera will aaaiat in the aervlcea. Rev. Dean 0. Chrlatlan of Juneau, Itev. I). C. Jenklna of Ketchikan, and Rev. II. P. t'oraer of Wrangell. Rev. ejnklna will be ordained to the priesthood next Sundajr morning by Blahop Rowe. after having com pleted the examination that haa been given him by the Blahop. aaaiated by Reva. Chrlatlan and Coraer. BROKEN HAND 8evoral people of the city who had ordered fence* to be placed over gravea in the Douglaa cemetery be fore Memorial Jay have be?n diaap pointed on account of the dlaabillty of H. V. Sully. Mr. Sully waa kicked recently by the crank of hia Ford delivery car and had aeveral bones of hia hand fractured, and for that reason haa been unable to All a number of ordera. Mr. Sully feela unusually bad about being unable to fill *iie ordera for grave fencea that have been placed with him by oldtime Douglaa frfenda, and hci aaked the News to , express hia regret. BACK AGAIN Mlaa Auguata Flabbl, who haa . been vlaiting her alater, Mra. Jamea - Chapadoa. at Chlchagof for the past - aeveral montha, returned from that pleace early thia week.