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THE DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS
DOUGLAS, ALASKA, FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1020 VOL 22 BONUS ON GOLD, SAYS COL. DICk Col. Wild* P. Richardson Tclli Whs He Think* Alaska Needs for Development A profit -sharing bonus for miner* of low grade ore. A substantial compensation tor tillers of Alaskan anil. The establishment of a network of roads throughout the territory. In these proposals Colonel Richard son sees the solution of Alaska's economic problems snd the develpp ment of the territory by normal growth. The officer, veteran of Si berian service and former resident of Alaska for 10 years, returned from the westwsrd on this morning's boat to meet Major General Liggett, who will arrive In Cordova Friday from Chltlna. having made the trip out from Fairbanks over the govern tnent trail. "Alaska Is now recovering from s ?tehaek brought on by the war."! the completion of the proposed roads and a normal healthy settlement of the country. It will soon take Its plsce smong the front rank of Am erlran possession*." The Colonel ex pressed himself against any proposa for ths wholesale Importation of set be peopled by homeflnders who conn here sfter sober thought with Intent to do their part In the development of resources and for the purpose of building homes." he said. Compensation for farmers In Alas ka Is an Idea which the colonel hope) to see materialize. "The develop ment of Alaskan soli will demand clared the officer, "and those who enter that Held should he rewarded by something more substantial than a mere loan, surh as la provided for in some northwestern states. "A profit sharing bonus for miner* of low grade ore Is another proposi tion which I hope to see favorable action on Dividends derived will give great stimulus to low-grade gold production In Alaska.** Colonel Richardson emphaalied the need of roads. He Intimated that the construction of additional high snvs through the North would be one of the results of the Inspection: tour of Msjor l.lggett and his party The soldier entered a plea for tol eratlou of capital which brings about development. "Some legttlmne proflt is bound to result In all work In a Colonel Richardson Is opTlmistlr ah to the future of Alaska. Stability It enterprise, be said, will Insure suc cess And at this point the visitor recalled a conversation he once hatl with Theodore Roosevelt, who. he said, declared that what Alaska need* ed was stshllltv and continuous en terprise. In addition to rushes and aertlonal booms. "Development of the territory." concluded Colonel Richardson, "was halted after the rush of ISS7 by the Spanish -American war. Then It wan further delayed the Nevada rush which attracted the miners who would have made Alaska their home And the last setback." he said, "vu caused by the recent world war.' But no%. according to the colonel, the territory Is well on the road ti> stsbility and economic development Colonel Richardson Is making hl ffrst visit to Alaska since he left t-> assume a milltarv command In 1917 ? Cordova Times. ? OLD TIMER DEAD N'ews ha* bwn received from 8e attle of Ihf death of r. O. Johnaoi II survived by a wife and severs <ro?n rklldrn. He was a pioneer or the rout and of thla part of Ala* ka. having rome from Sweden at an esrlv ace and nettled In the west In For many year* Mr. Johaaon was employed hr the Alaska Treadwell Company as a rarpenter and timber man being more familiarly known as ?Hn. Fooi Johnson" from the fact that he fall that dlatance down the old Treadwell shaft without recelv n* any serious Inlurlea He worked for the rompany about few years a*o. when he left for his home In Seattle. PRIEST LEAVES Father Rinsed, who haa been vis iting with bla sister. Slater Mary Barbara, for the past two weeks .lert this morning on the steamer Princess Alice (or Vancouver. FROM KETCHIKAN U 8. Ferris. formerly steward for the Treadwell Company, arrived hero on the airancr Jrllenoii Monday nlicht from Ketchikan. where lie now own* and operate* the , Stedman Hotel. Mr. Ferris haa become a great Ketchikan booater and aavs the city la a lively one. The hotel bURlnem there haa been very good and the Stedman Is turning them away every Mr. Ferris returned to his home In the First City on Jefferson Wed neaday morning. STOCK RAISING IN INTERIOR ALASKA Experimental Station at Fairbanks Will Cross Thibetan Yaks Ml Ortth ol the agricultural experimental (ta ttoo at Kalrbanki. Alaska, arrived In slating of two bull* anil two oowa ?if these anlmala at Banff. Canada. The yak I* a cloven hoof animal, with a tall similar to that of a horw. It. the Interior for the purpoae of croea breedln* them In the hope of pro duction a hardy *pe*'tca of rattle that will be able not only to with stand the rigors of the winter* In of the Kodlak exr hog* and a flock of chicken*, all of batik* wrasa purchased a flour Taitana Valley Agricultural approximately tlS.uoo. of drain. The average yield of wheal Wednesday night with hi* livestock FORMER DOUGLAS GIRL IS A BRIDE Miss Stella McLeod Married to John Stimson Young Last Saturday Evening in Juneau Stella, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. >1. D. McLeod. was married last Sat nrday evening to John Stirasoti Young. The ceremony was per lormnl at the home of the bride'* parent* In Juneau, the Rev. O. C Urure officiating. Only the Immedi tle relatives of the bride and groom ware prwni. Mis* Mildred McLeod The groom it from Tnaa and ha* been In Juneau for the past several months doing biological work for the government. Kor the pant two yearn l*ower Company In Juneau. Mr. and Mrs. Young left on the Ithey will be for several ??k( before going to Texas to make their future home. ARMY PLANES DUE IN VERY FEW DAYS Should Fly Over Southeastern Alaska Early Next We<k ? Stop to Be Made at Wrangell The four army airplane* are due to fly over Southeastern Alaska early next week. They hire been detained by unrorteeu happenliiKa In several placea In the United State*. Their only stop In Southenatern Al aska will be at Wranjccll ami they >?lll fly direct from there to Whlte Kach machine carries a pilot, and a mechanician, or obaerver. Army At eaeh landing plaee the supply of gasoline nnri oil la replenished. When a squadron take* off from a Held each plane leave* with 117 sal Miles Kdmonton to Jax|ier The flyers have equipment to kltll BUBEAB CHIEF HEBE Bureau of Coast and Geodetic Sur vey boat Lydoula. Or. Jones la on It was with the fleeu and In war days was used as a patrol boat and The t.ydonla Is a beautiful vessel. FROM CAMPING Bey anil two i hlldren and Mr. James BE HOME SUNDAY Sunday. She will bo accompanied week* lo secure accommodations on CHILDREN'S PARTY Kllxabcth Bey entertained a num ber o( her young friend* yesterday afternoon at the home of her pa honor of her eighth birthday. All ? he young folk* had an excellent A family of m pales who arrived in Juneau the middle of the week came BOARD THROUGH Concluding lust night, the Houg lan city council haa been sitting tor tho past three night* at a board of equalization to adjuat the taxes or the city. A number of coraplalnta have bten heard and In aome cases adjuatmetila wade in valuation. It la sgld that the taxea In some Instance*, on both real and personal property, has been raised quite nharply. It la (bought that a report on the total valuation of the property In the city and the tax rate will be aet at the next meeting of tho council. SHOOTING SCRAPE Joe Caraaco. a Mexican pool room proprietor of Junaau. la In the fed eral Jail In Juneau charged with shooting with Intent to kill a aallor from the Kagle S7 and at Al Kor sythe. night patrolman of that city. The alleged ahooting la said to have orcurrod Monday night when a colored aallor friend of Caraaco waa walloped by a white aallor on ac count of an alleged debt of five dol lar* Incurred In a crap game. Car aaco la aald to have taken two ahota at the white sailor at that time and then to have gone to hla cabin near the ferry \V.?y and fired a couple more aliola at Al Forsythe when the latter attempted to arreat him. Chief of I'ollce T. K. P. Kecgati arrived on the arene after a crowd nf aallora. Mime of them with guns, had aitrrounded the cabin, and he look Caraaco off to Jail, the Mexican having refused to aurrender to an* KILLED BY LIGHTNING Ed Wldluud .former realdont ?f Itougla* Island, was *truok dead by Michigan. Init week, according to Andrew Ijigergmn. of Juneau. H' was burled la*t Fjlday. Kd Wldlund worked at Treadwel! with the eari?ntor nan* for a num l>er of year*. He came from Mlehi Itan when Juat a young fellow ami until a few year* ago when he wen' hark to Michigan. He was abou. ihlrty year* of age. EAGLE BOAT LEAVING The Tattanurk. a naval tun from I'uget Sound, arrlvod In the Chan nel Welti ettday afternoon to tow the Kngle 57 to the l'uget Sound Navy Yard at Bremerton. Th<- Ragle 5? dropped her propellor and damaged her tall ahaft on her way north ?ev hay. ELECTHICIAN Odin H.-wltt. who recently arrived In the city for a visit with his pn relit*. Mr. and Mm. Geo. \V. Hewitt, lias taken n position aa an electrlclnr with the Alaska Electric Light *? Power Company. BALL GROUNDS Teams front the Eagle 57 and the destroyer 277 played a game ot !>?*< hall on the Douglas grounds last Sat urday afternoon. The Eagle boat won hv a very lopsided wore. COMING HOME Ml km Esther Oliver, teacher of the government school at Eska. Alaska, will return here shortly from a trip to Tacoma and vtslt with her parents, Mr .and Mrs. Frank Oliver, before going back to the westward for the opening of the school term. ICE CREAM ??juuurmnnnr Try a Cooling Drink' or have on Ice Cream Sundae or one of those "SPECIALS" Guy s Drug Store Third and D Douglai BUTTER AND EGGS WILL BE SHIPPED By H. J. O'Connor to Market* of Alaska From Bellingham in Near Future Thut M. J. O'Connor, who recently visited In Douglas after an absence of two years, in which time he has been engaged In the grocery busl nessness at Bellingham. Wash., will soon engage In the business of ship ping wholesale produce to Alaska from Bellliycham Is learned from a recent Issue of the Helllngham Her ald. which saym: Eggs and butter will he tho en tering wedge of an extensive and profitable trade between Bellingham and Alaska If plans to bo carried out by M. J. O'Connor. Klk street grocer and pioneer Alaskan, mater ialize as he feels they will. Mr. O'Connor returned yesterday on the steamship Jefferson from a month's visit to Alaska towns, in all of which ho Is well known, and he is enthusi ast! cabout tlie trade prospects. As a result he has decldcd to enter tho egg and butter export trade. He says he can get all the business he ran handle and it Is his Intention ultimately to retire from tho grocery business and establish a large whole sale concern for trading with Alaska. He will make the first shipment north about August 1. Mr. O'Connor, who Is known as "Mlko" In Alaska, found Alaskans 1 everywhere eager to establish trade relations with Bellingham and so secure relief from the monopoly tn loyed by Rout tic. When he assured them that Bellingham likewise ii ' anxious for such a relationship they were pleased and he has been as sured of their cooperation In his of- ' forts to build up business with the 1 At first Mr. O'Connor will ship Whatcom county products to Juneau. Sitka. W ran gel I, Ketchikan and other Southeastern Alaska towns. Next summer he will enter western Alaska. In Alaska Mr. O'Connor found a scarcity of labor and he advise* all I Idle Bellingham men to go north In i <iue>tt of work. He heard much talk i of developing the pulp Industry ni Maska and reports Indlcato that among those interests that will cx- I nlolt It Is the Gastlnonu mining con "orn. It plans to establish a pulp there Is enough timber suitable for i pulp In Alaska to last loo years and . he fairly glow* as he speaks of the ritory. Mr. O'Connor is well known In Vlaska. For twenty vears he resided i mayor of l>ougla*. was the first and lerests. both business and social. He Vlaskans and the Alaskan spirit and llngham's destiny Is linked with Alaska's growth, the extent of the i Ity's association therewith depend ing upon its own etTorts. for the Alaskans, he say*, will respond to Belllngham's advances. ONE HIT Plo Martini, the Houglas south paw, went to Juneau la?t Sunday and pitched a game of baseball for the Capital City team sgalnst the gob* safe nil through the same, al lowlnx only one hit. The wore at the end of the game wan H> to 3. Ralph (Snmarrn, of Thane, formerly a Douglas player. wn? Plo's receiver. SLIGHT OPERATION Miss Lilian Demytt. daughtes of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Demytt of thin r.|ty. entered St. Ann hospital In Ju neau yesterday to undergo an oper ation for the removal of her tonsils. HEARING CONCLUDED The hearing* over the Sophia wreck have been concluded In Ju neau. It Is said that they will be resumed at a later date when wit nesses who are not now In this vi cinity will have returned from the Ashing grounds. ON NORTHWESTERN Miss Alma Wortman will arrive here on the steamer Northwestern front San Kranciaco to visit friends for a time before going to 8ltka. where she will visit her brother. Charlie, who has been located at that place for some time. TWO PICNICS There were two picnic* laat Sun day. One wmb the Kaatcrn Star picnic taken on the Amy to Taku Harbor Quite a number of the member* of the order and their famlllcH attended and had an ex ceedingly good time. The Odd Fellows' picnic at Law aon creek waa an afternoon afTalr. moat of the people going out early In the evening. A good time waa re ported by all those present. NEW GRIDIRON FOR THE GAS BOAT MEN Great Convenience Being Built on Waterfront by John Feuii Near Hii Establishment John Heusl I* having a gridiron constructed next to his .place of bus iness on the Douglas waterfront. The Keeney driver from Juneau I* doing the plledrlver work. The gridiron I* to be a substantial one and sultahlo to the needs of most of the gus boats on the Channel. The pile*. Instead of being set by hand, are to be permanently driven, so that they will last practically forever and will hear the weight of the heav iest vessels. The location Is a good (file. being accessible to boats on all high tides, with an approach free from rock* leading up to It. The gridiron Is something that h?? long been needed, the one near tb > nawmill having practically outlived Its usefullness and not being en tirely suitable for gas boat*, having been constructed for scows to rest i while they were being loaded and I llscharged at the mill. I The new gridiron will be handy for all gas boat men. as It will give i iliem a. ' ess to the Keusl repair shops i md the marine supplies carried by < lie tlrm. SOME QUAKE Wily Armstrong got in from the Kltiaiic lake country a few day* ago *nd will remain here until the flrat week In August, when he expecta to leave for the hearts of the Donjek iiirt White river* with a party of big ;>me hunters composed of a man. wife and son. Billy Ims traveled in his wander ings since boyhood all through South \mcrlca and is a pioneer of tbe treat white northland. in each of which reglona earthquakes of more i>r less severity are of common oc urrence. but he says that on July 7, while camped at the Junction of Palden and l.ake creeks, in the Kluane district, he had the most ex iting and the longest drawn out >haking he has ever experienced in The manifestation of the earth's illsturbance continued throughout sn entire night and part of the next ?lay. There were between 40 and 5ft ilisllnct shocks. Immediately follow ing each of which there was a sharp report as though from an exploeion nf some gaseous matter that hnd long been pent up in subteranean depths. While tho tremblors were in progress the earth undulated like the waves of the sea. the trees swayed and bent as though controlled by an irresistible forre. the tops of the brush swept the surface of the ground, the waters of the creeks and rivers broke in wild disorder over the low-Ring banks and the placid lakes were turned Into seething, tumultous wastes. In whose cold embrace no an imate thing could be engulfed and hope to escape with life.? White horse Star. GOING TO FARM Elmer Palmhom. who hii been out at his father'* logging ramp near Tcnakec for the pant several week*, ha* arrived In the city and wa* to leave l hi* morning on the Prince** Alire for the nouth. HI* mother and nliter* arc now on a farm In Wash ington and he will be there In the future. COMING HOME Mr*. Jark Wilson and two daugh ter* will arrive here on the .Vorth votern Sunday after having been vliltlng In Washington for the paal year. They will again take up their > nldence at Treadwell. VISITING KETCHIKAN Dr. and Mr*. C. F. Kuhn. formerly of Treadwell but for the pa*t several year* residing at Port Town*end. Wash., have been visiting for some ilme at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. i C. Strong of Ketchikan. FIRE IN HILLS GIVES A SCARE Department and Volunteers Fight Several Houn Sunday to Extinguish Blaze A brush fire on the hillside hack of the city between McKanna and Uwwn rreekii Sunday afternoon called out the lire department and a volunteer bucket brigade conflating of over thirty adulta and boyi work ed several hour* before the blaze wan gotten under control. The bucket brigade brought water from McKanna creek and thla. In con junction with aacks soaked in water, and dirt that was shoveled on the blaze, finally controlled the flamea. Monday night the Are. which had been smoldering since the day before, again burst out. but not In such fury as on Sunday. The Are was again put out by voluutecra. The lire was undoubtedly flrit started by blueberry pickers, who were unusually numerous In the hills Sunday. A camp fire that was not properly stamped out before being left Ignited the 'underbrush and stumps and In a short time started a blaze that became a menace to the rlty. At one time the smoke was rolling in clouds that obscured the I) I Is and considerable alarm was felt for the safety of the rlty. Just at this time there la consid erable danger from brush and forest Ores, as the underbrush and stumps are as dry as tinder, and If a fire geta started, with any wind blowing. Ihere is danger of It spreading right Into town and consuming the build ings. A warning has already been given it>out leaving Arcs In the hills, and now that at least three fires have xcurrod. It Is almost time that the warning was heeded. JURY OUT The cane of K. J. Dyer vcriiui the Douglas Island Labor Union et al. tia? been on moat of this week in the llitrlrt rourt at Juneau. John Ruat tard Ih appearing for the plaintiff mil liellenthal & I lei l<-n thai for the lefenilauti. The <ase la one In which K. J. Dyer la ailing the Douglas Island Labor I'nlon. now defunct, and Jack Wll ion and James Chrlatoe for the sum >f 1 16.000 for alleged damages done to him and hla l>ual?aaa when a lease I hat he had on ill* Lyric Theatre building formerly owned by the l^ibor I'nlon "waa forcibly cancelled by the doors being locked" on him while he was operating a picture ?how In the building The caae went to the Jury shortly ifter 1 1 o'clock today, after much leatimony waa presented by both ?ides and after the lawyers had ar gued all day yeaterday and part of today. FISHERMAN BACK John B. I.anghlin, who for the pa*t several mouths ha* bun hand trolling in Seymour canal and at Tyee and Cape . Ommauey. ha* re turned to the city. John say* that when the il*h wore running there were no buyer*. After the run slacked off there were plenty of buyer*, hut they were paying no price* and there were no fl*h. He did not make his fortune, but had a fine vacation. He probably will not return to the flatting ground* thl* year, but will no lo work In thii vicinity. PARTY Mra. I'earl Kreehurg of the Tread well boarding hou*e entertained a number of the young people at her home there on Wednesday evening at a dancing party. Tho?e present were Mr. and Mr*. A. K. Goeti. Mlnae* Agne*, Nora and Trlna Muneth and Mary Cam. and Mcssr*. 0. Oliver. Ed. Jackson. A. Caya. Melville Nln ill*. <". H. Helge*on and J. Williams. DOING NICELY Mr*. Kred Clus, who recently un derwent another operation at Seattle la reported to be getting along very well. ' This I* the third operation that Mr*. Glu* haa gone through within a very *hort time COUNCIL WILL MEET The Douglas city council will meet Monday evening to flnlah Its dutle* as a taa board. On that night the total awtenaeo valuation of taxable property will be determined and the tax levy act.