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THE DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS
DOUGLAS, ALASKA, FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 1020 " " ~ NOT TO RUN ON ALASKA ROUTE Palatial New Stramrrs of the Ad miral Line Will be on Bun to California ?ral Manager ? f. tlalnea that the Admiral Um planned the cooatrtte lion of two palatial roaat ateamshlpa tier oprralH on Ike P?cl#c eoaat. Thww liner* have bwn ?le?l*m*<l <>wlnc to Ihrlr speed they will greatly Mw? the time required In bmlfr year by year *o the new in l.< ? word In ?hlp i onMrn. tlon. ha*- 1 ins rrrry modern derir? for aafe tjr a III be eeaalrtK tad with ilouhlr hot- < Th> in.', h^ntral prop union or inr hartn-r ahnp? *ho* uhlnp Manila; ha thr amoklnjc room and trranda to be stabilised wilh the ityrownpv will b? provided and pwacngrra may There will be some IC stateroom* connrellnK ha I h room There will also be H ataferooma containing double hetla and connertinx private bath Thene room* will rontain a rlnnle room and are for the a< ? ommodation of on* person only In earh room. The ordinary ataterooma will con tain two bertha. Thane room* will for use of the occupants of iheae atandard two-berth room*. The special room* will have hot and cold running water and earh ?tateroom will be connected by tele with a central telephone au thus dolnc away with the old of call bells (Continued BOATS RELEASED t?y the Treadwell Company on ac- ! <ount of money o*fd the companv by the l>e*p Sea Salvage Company J hare bien relerscl The Enterprise. II was found, did not belong to thr salvage company. and the Harold C., which waa lying at the Treadwell dock. was released early thli week upon re<iue?t of Hellentha! ft llellcn thal. attorneys for the Treadwell Company, aa the debt had been sa' Officials of the Deep Sea Salvage Company have been changed, and It Is thought now that the lift on the wrecked steamer Princess Sophia will not be taken until some time next month. JUNEAU WINS BY AN 8 TO 7 SCORE Last Sunday's Game Was Spectacu lar When Douglas Almost The Home Spun bovt from Itoug thc last tuning uf a scheduled aeven-inniUK name, they rime up thr Dudm, brought In (our run* and Cam atarted olt for Douxlaa. II he lx>x In thi> lecoid. Ave runs hail Kor Juneau. "Old ll(??" llemilnr heaved the full ?? veil atanxav He iKuiRlaa Montague. 3b: (liRley. Around the Bases "Old Him* Helming piu-tieii was returned a winner over his old A game I* to be played on th>' Martini wa* going Rood Sumtuv .ind pitched almoat airtight ball. The run* that were made off him were made on error*. FATE OF BILL IN DOUBT A r cent dispatih from Wnshlng on. D. C.. say* that White House President Wilton had signed the rater power bill. It has generally been ?uppooed that the bill has been to Alaska as it would permit the MAYO PROPERTIES LOOK PROMISING The Hopes o( Dkwson, Pinned on This Camp. Seem to Be Nearly Realized All the Mayo people who arrived number of the mlneni mid claim Mountain and other properties, are uinxulnc over the silver prospects. A number of them were In town but a tew hour*, and not out Saturday night on the return trip with sup plies for the camp. Anionic those going back at once were A. K. Schel kitu ('.old, who la accompanied on the trip by K. J. Short, special tnln tnd J. D Stewart, expert mine illrcct further development. tlnulnx pruaiHt'tliiR on the Kenc tmxl i!if work oil tlliH'orry tliiHn I lit- fa.-, the work U being continued Kty inns of oro from their mine to SURVEY TO BE MADE OF ALASKA PULP (200.000 to Be Spent This Year by | Government in Investigating Resources ami thereby hurry along their e BUSINESS MEETING report anything hut program. be arranged late this week to be "tibmltled to the general mectln* tim with old friend*. They arc PICNIC The Swedish people of the Island are planning to celebrate Midsum mer Day on next Thursday with s 1)1* picnic In the vicinity of Sheep Creek. Midsummer Day was for merly celebrated hero In grand style oach year by farmer residents of Scandinavian countries and the cus tom will be revived this year. YOUNG GIRL LEADS CLASS FOR TERM Helen Stoody, Formerly of Douglas Island, Receive* High Honors at Queen Anne School Leading the graduating class of It's and oiio C, Helen Stoody was chosen valedictorian of the Queen Anne High School at Seattle a short time ago. Mis* Stoody's picture ap appearn In the Istuo of tho Sunday Times of June ?. The Queen Anne l he scholarship attainments of the > nung lady. Helen Stoody la the daughter or Mr. and Mrs. James Stoody. for many years residents of Douglas Island, where Helen was born less than eighteen years ago. 8he attended the schools of the Island until about tw<> rears ago. when she moved to Seal Lie with her parents. FISH BUYER BUSY AT CITY WHARF Many King Samon Have Been Pack ed and Shipped From Here During Pa?t Week Conslderuble activity has been go >a*l week. A number of trollliu: ?almon to A. Sonsthagen. the flsli packing freah for shipment. The cr Island In Lynn ranal. J. II. l<ong. who operates a ear The cohoe run haa now started Seme of the largest kiiiK salmon ver seen here have been received went seventy-nve pounds anil the COURT IN SESSION The regular spring torn) of th' oiltrlct eourt convened at Juneau Tuesday morning, and that day the ktand Jury of twrnty-one men start ed work. The petit Jury has not 1 vet been called, as no cases are ready for trial. It Is thought that cases will go to trial early next week. No Douglas Island men are on the grand Jury. MELTING TONIGHT Tho arrangements comniittco of the Fourth of July Association will meet this evening at the city hall with tho chairmen of tho various commute-*. It U quite necessary that the chairman of all tho com mittees be present at the meeting tonight no that final arrangements caii be perfocted for the celebration. SPRING IS HERE THE TIME TO TAKE THAT TONIC OR BLOOD PURIFIER After a long winter with its accompanying lack of variety in the diet, one't iy?tem needt the benefit of > good tonic. ?A GOOD VARIETY AT? Guy s Drug Store Third and D , Douglai FISH WASTE USED IN NEW PLANTS Marine Product! Company Erecting j New Station at Scow Bay. Near Petenburg Tho Marine Products Company h.m leaned the old naw mill site of the Arness Lumber Company at Scow Hay and have a crew of men at work InntallinK a Hslt offal reduction plant. J. II. 8cott. president of the company. Is personally lupcrvlsliiK the Installation of the machinery for tlie plant. W. H. Lcbo. secretary left for the south on the Spokane to secure machinery and make other arrangements necessary for the The Marine Products Company this spring purchased the partially com pleted reduction plant at llawk Inlet and will have It ready for operation about the 10th of June. The Scow Ray plant will he put In commission as fast as possible. The boilers and engines from the old mill are already In position and will he used, which will allow the completion of the plant at an early date. It is the Intention of the Marine Products Company to further in rrease their operations by the con struction of similar plants wherever there Is sufficient raw material to warrant the investment. Already two additional sites have been ap proved and only await the complet ? ion of arrangements with the can neries In the districts to insure their "The war nun taugni us tne neon jnd benefit of conserving our waste iroducts find ns evidence by the act that the Marine Products Com onny ltttl year distributed over n iilllUin dollurK worth of goods to 'io farms ard stock feeders of the Pw iflc coast. I'lnnts similar to the me at Hirk Inlet necessitate the investment of fully $100,000 In fixed ?qulpment and tho operation of such ilants require sufficient supervision ind well organized distributing con ?lections." Petersburg Report. BIRCH WOOD MAY NOW BE SHIPPED Ihortent Law Ever Written Removes Restriction jn This Class of Alaska Timber WASHINGTON, 0. ('.?An Item Included In the sundry civil bill, vhlch has been signed by the Pres ident, Is expected to lead to the es tablishment of birch wood lumber ing In Alaska next summer. This lause, which Is the shortest law yer written. Is made up of only night words. It provides that ?hereafter birch timber may be ex erted from Alaska." The new law was Introduced In the Senate by Senator Wesley I.. Jones, while Delegate George li. ?irigsby nursed It through on the Knormous acreage of birch wood Is found In the valleys of South western Alaska, much of It In the Susltna valley, traversed by tho fed eral rnllroad. The wood Is useful for flooring and for furniture, but bwause of, a law prohibiting Its ex port. which Is now rcpeuled. It has been the custom to burn It for flre ROGERS CRUISING IN ALASKA On a vacation and to enjoy quid ??nil sunshine, David Rogers. Seattle; shipbuilder, and one of the most widely known In his line In the I'nlted Slate*. I* In Ketchikan today having come north on hi* -own yacht, the Carrie, say* the t'hronlclo of the 16th. He In accompanied by Mr. and Mn. K. K. McKay. Mr*. Edna Stedman and David Stedman. and his yacht In In charge of ("apt. J. J. O'Doimcll, formerly a commander'of a subchaser In Alaska waters. Hccently Mr. Rogers put through number of steel ships, but for sev eral reasons the deal fell through, and Instead of the shipyards open lnj up again tbey art- all closed In Segttle. while In other parts of the country they are working full blast. The party will be In Ketchikan for a day or two before continuing TO SKAGWAY Miss A*n<s Llvle, graduate of this vcar'a class of the Douglas High school, left on the Spokane last night for Skagway, where sho will spend the summor. QOINO TO CANNERY Mr. and Mri. William Miller are to leave tomorrow Ktornlng on tha cannery tender Mutual for the site of the Mutual Packing Com puny'* floating cannery at Indian t'ovc on South Indian Island. They will be employed there all Rummer. The company that I* to operate the cannery In a new one, and It Is xuld they have brought north from Anacortes the finest floating can ning plant ever Keen III these waters. The barge on which the ennnery Is built Is 200 feet long. I* equipped with electric lights and running water, and has accommodations like an ocean liner, Including wireless Installation. The barge has accom modations for 10 people, who will be nil white and most of them Aaskanls. SMASHES CUSTOM FOR TERRITORY Delegate Grigsby Don Something Never Before Permitted in Congreu Delegate George D. Grixsby In smashing well known custom* at Washington In his ellorU to get log. Dilution through Congress that will henetlt Alaska. The following ilia patch taken from the Seattle Times of Juno 5 tells of bis work for the repeal of the obnoxious 80-rod strip liomeateud law : For the first time In history u delegate to Congress was given per mission to poll the Senate members, when early this morning Delegate Ceorgv Grigshy. in a last desperate effort to have what ir. known as the eighty-rod strip bill unacted into law, was allowed to request each member of the committee to sign a statement that he would concur In the passage of the bill. It was en acted shortly before adjournment early this morning. The measure will permit of a large number of homesteads being located In Alaska along the waterfront. The present law withdraws from entry intersecting eighty-rod strips alone the shores of navigable waters. This was construed to extern! bock Into the interior indefinitely. The new law restricts the exten sion of the eighty-rod strips to lfi? rods buck from the shore line. The bill as passed by the House i reads ??> lollows: "An act to provldo for tho abol- i it ion of the eighty-rod reserved ?hore spue cm between claims on shore waters In Alaska. "Be It enactod by the Senate and House of Kepresentatlvcs of the l" n I led States of America In Congress assembled, that the provisions of the Act of May H. 1S98 (Thirtieth Statutes at Large, page 409), extend ing the homestead Inws to Alaska, and of the act of March 3, 1903 (Thirty-second Statutes at l.arge. page 1028). amendatory thereof, tn so far aa they reserve from sale and entry a space of at least eighty rods in width between tracts sold or en tered under the provisions thereof along the shore of any navigable water, and to provide that no entry shall be allowed extending more than ono hundred and sixty rods along the shore of any navigable water, shall not apply to lands classified and listed by tho Secretary of Agri culture for entry under the act of June 11. 1906 (Thirty-fourth Stat utes. pago 233. and that the Secre tary of the Interior may upon appli cation to enter or otherwise In his discretion restore to entry and dis union such reserved spaces and may waive the reatrlctlon that no entry shall be allowed extending more than one hundred and sixty i wis along the shore of any nnvlg able water as to such lands as he shall determine are not necessary for harborage uses and purposes." IN IDAHO Since the dosing down of the Se attle *hlpyards. Bert Stedman, who win operating a crano at one of the yard*, ha* (tone to Idaho, where he In working for "Bonn" Bennett, for merly master mechanic at Troadwell. Mrs. Stedman and family are ?till In S?attle. BACK TO SEATTLE Mro. E. J. Whlto and daughter Lena will leave on the Princes* Mary next week for Seattle, where Mm. Whlto will vUlt fcr a time with her daughter and other relative* and friend*. Mlna White's vacation time will icon be over and ?he will ko l tuck to her duties with the Alasku Hurra it of the Seattle Chamber of ' Commerce. PULP TIMBER SOLD BY FOREST SERVICE One Hundred Million Feet Sold by Diitrict Forester to Alaika Pulp and Paper Co. Hid* for the Rale of one hundred million feet of pulp timber In Alas ka have Just been opened In the District Forester's office at I'ort land. The successful bidder was the Alaska I'u I p und Paper Company, of San Francisco, California, who sub mitted a bid of $1 per thouitand board feot for certain classes of tim ber, and SU centa per thousand for the remainder. The higher priced timber In cludes such Alaskan trees as Silka spruce, western red cedar and Alas ka cypress. Western hemlock and other kinds brought SO cents per thousuiid. A large per ccnt of the timber advertised, Forest 8ervlco of ficers ray, Is suitable for paper mak Inc. Thin Ik'k sale of government timber l? located In Southeastern Alaaka. on Tort Snettlsham and Glass Penin sula. within the Tongass National Forest. The timber ha* been adver tised und sold to the highest bidder, as required by federal law. The Alaska Pulp and Paper Com pany ore said to hurc made already heavy Investments In waterpower de velopment In Alaska, which may be used In conjunction with the pulp plants to be built. From present In dications. Forest officers predict this pulp sale as the beginning of a leg itimate development and use of the timber ources of Alaska to relievo the nation-wide paper shortage. The Alaska Pulp and Paper Com pany is the concern In which W. P. Lass, formerly superintendent of the Treadwell cyanide plant. E. P. Ken nedy. former assistant superintend ent of the Trcadwell Companies, and John Kustgard, arc interested. I.eo K. Kennedy, also lately of Treadwll, now has charge of the preliminary work at Sped River, with Douglas Mead, at one time head ?iirpeiilor at Trcadwall. In charge of Dtistrucilon wcrk on the buildings. The wharf at Speel River hai been driven and capp.nl Work Is now going rapidly forward on the con duction of houses for workqiu^ and It Ik expected that the pulp mill It self .will be operating by fall. M I.pkk is now on hia w?v north and ..lr. Kennedy will leave Hoattle in July 1st. MONDAY STEAMER DAY ON YUKON Ice Went Out of Lake Lebarge and First Steamers of the Year Got Away The lie broke up In Uike l.charge last Monday and the first boats to leave Whltehorse for the through trip down the river got away on that day. This Is the latest dato for tho opening of navigation ever recorded by the White Pass Company on the Yukon. Considerable freight and passen ger traffic will be seen on the Yu kon this season, as much freight Is piled up on the wharves at White horse awaiting transportation down the river. Many tourlat bookings have been made, the first of which were about two hundred "Midnight Sunnero" who were on the Princess Alice hound for the Yukon to see the midnight sun on the longest day of the year. Considerable of the freight that is piled up Is material being sent In to he unod on the government rail road and consigned to Xenana, on i he Tanana river. NO PASSENGERS Notification has been received by local agents of the Pacific andAIsska Steamship Companies that no tickets on cither the Spokane or Jefferson, leaving Seattle on June 26, can be hoIiI either north or south bound for through or way points. Both these vessel* are under char-"* tar to the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine who will make an excursion trip to Alaska and put on degree work at Juneau on June 30. COME HOME Ml*" Virginia Luughlln and David H. Chrlstoe. two Douglas Islander* who have been In St. Ann hospital, lureau. recovering from operations for nppcndlcltls. have returned to ] their homos here.