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The Douglas" Island News
Kii'iw?I >1 INxinla- !*?>?' I 'til"* ?? ShoiiiI^'Uh Mail M?"nr futwrnptlon Prk*. I 3 on p*r Ymr In Advanc* HIS MASTER'S VOICE From reports of the speech of Ijan Sutliorlaiul which hi* delivered in Juneau early this week, it would appear that h? is using the Wick t art its that have grown old an?l inoth-ratrn in Alaska. lit' starts witl the old backucycd attacks on everyone who ha p| tens to lie occupying a public office; he i,'i\ > - litem all a good going over ? speaks right out in meet in', as it were. He reads Republicans who do not agree \yth him out of Mic parte.* He also explains that he was natural ized in 1S!K). in Massachusetts; tells that he believes in the gold bonus ? as everyone else in Alaska does; then uses a little oil hv telling his open-mouthed Republican lis teners that there will be pulp mills in Alas ka. It is s.-iid that when this astounding news was eased to his listeners a feeble cheer hrok' forth from rite solid licptibli Mr. Sutherland held his record as a leg islator up for inspection ? let the incandes ce nts glisten on the high lights ? and tried to alibi out of his op|>ositioii to the Wunty Mr. Sutherland sj?oke of the harmony lietwccu hiuiseli and J. C. Mc Bride, na tional couuuittrcnKin for Alaska, and said that even thing between himself and Jack were as smooth as silk. He said that not withstanding this state of hcautitude be tween hin.M-lf und the national conunittee lueii. he surrendered none of his rights to the patronage in the appointments to Tcr Thc talk lasted an hour and a half and wjis jus; such a tale as one would expect to hear. In it there was nothing new ? it is the saint old bnnk that has been peddled for years and did not ill the least demon strate any legitimate reason why Dau A. Sutherland should represent the people of Alaska as delegate to Congress. And through it all could Ik* heard that little strain, like a minor chord in an old love tuig. "His Master's Voice" ? Wick. Tin* Republican leaders of the state of Washington an- all worked up over the fuel that .John Rustuard. running for attorney general on the Republican tieket, ?s attack inir the Jones Shipping Hill. The measure, au uii|M>pular one in Alaska, is the pet of the Seattle jieople. They an* afraid that workers s^oing south to vote this fall will be prejudiced atrainst Senator Jones, who is a candidate for re-election. England Fish Company to establish a cold storage plant in its city, the .Juneau Com mercial Club is not giving up hope. A rep resentative of an Eastern iish company is c\|>e?*ted there next month to k?ok the situ ation over. We were just wondering if there :?> any in ws about the Douglas cold < Jeorges Carpentier, the French heavy - weiglit. convinced souie skeptics by his cleanup of Battling Levuisky on Tuesday nisht that he is of championship calibre and entitled to meet Jack Dempsev. He demonstrate! something else that is hard for an American to believe, and that was that a Frenchman would ever become a top Acciwding to news dispatches from Fair hanks, the interior of Alaska is in the midst of a hi? drought. It is said that the sour doughs are getting heat out of their hootch by elut'chako revenue officers who have no sei;>e of humor a-tall. It is a mean man who will come between a sourdough and his only consolation in the winter months ? If a gw'xl patch of reindeer moss could 1m- discovered in Southeastern Alaska, it would help some. A herd of reindeer would be planted here and in time reduce the cost of steaks. Let's find the moss. BETTER DAYS In his sjieccli here Wednesday night (iwr^'c B. Urigsby said that he "expected gnat things for Alaska next year." While a majority of us have been hoping and praying for better times "next year" they liave never materialized. But we believe [Mr. Urigsby is right. Alaska is receiving more notice now than at any time in her his rory, not even excepting the days of f>Hr Everyone is reading Alaska, talking Alas ka and thinking Alaska, in the States, and where a tiling is so extensively advertised it is bound to bring results. The greatest issct Valdcz has, greater even than mines .mil fisheries, is to secure the tourist travel .?ver the Richardson road. The scenery along this thoroughfare to the Interior is the finest in the 'world. Tourists by the housand will eome here in future years, with autos and other conveyances, going over the trail to Fairbanks. The time to go titer tliis trade is now, before it is diverted As u'ood a fisherman as Dan Sutherland is. we think he used the wrong kind of bait when lie was fishing for votes the other night with his spccch. Dan is fishing on n bottom full of reefs and there is a strong tide running towards (irigsby, and a lot of near i* bound to be hist. Scottish ncwsjKipcrs say that iniporta ii?n- (if Scut cli whiskies to America have increased since prohibition went into effect in thi- country. It may be true, and is im portant if true, hnt we will sav tlmt the goods have not Im-cu evenly distributed. The news that something like three thousand native bandits of Haiti have been killed in past few years by marines would indicate that a closed season would permit the imputation of that island to increase. Those marines are regular game hogs. It has been predicted that within two mouths, or before Christmas, the first pulp will have been manufactured in Alaska. If this should happen, it will be a fine Christ mas present indeed fivr the Territory. Some young fellows ? and girls, too, for that matter ? will be a little more careful in the future, after having read of the seri ous condition the young king of Greece is in. from a monkey bite. If we know anything about soil, we will ay that the best "mud horse" will win that trame next Monday between Douglas and Juneau football teams that is to he played in Last Chance Basin. Wheat ami cotton growers are holding their crops, waiting for higher prices. Buyers are holding off, waiting for prices to drop. It promises to be a waiting game all the way around. , A very enjoyable way to help the starv ing orphans of Armenia will be to invest a dollar to attend the Near East Relief dance at the Natatorium on next Thursday night. The World's Series is over and Cleve land has won the premier honors of the year. Everything is coming Ohio's way this year. Although it is said that a truce has been signed. the Bolsheviki and the Poles go right on fighting. Some, habits art- hard to break. With a volcnuie eruption and a political campaign on at the same time, the car with two tails has nothing on Alaska this fall." The snow is gradually creeping down the mountain sides. With the coming down of the snow the coal bills are goiug up. There is said to be a new revolution in Venezuela. A person might be led to ask when the old one stopped. Seward now has a poet as the editor of a daily paper. He may get over it with heroic treatment. NO MORE WINTER STAGES OF W. P. & Y. That Company Has Gait the Winter Ficd Between Tawion and Wliitchone No noroare the royal mall singes i of thu White Pas* & Yukon Route, with fleet-foot od horses. picturesque I drivers and frontier conglomerations of wayfarers, to maintain the winter linen of communication and traffic over the grpat white trail between Whitehorae anil Dawson. After, nearly 20 years' of winter service In binding the Klondiko to clvllltatlon, tlio royal mall stagos < have been ordered, discontinued and 1 when the snow falls In a few weeks on tbc 600-mile trail some ether In terest will have to take up the but den or Dawson and the Klondike will retire to aciul-prlmeval Isolation. Notification that the White Puss t Yukon had retired from tho royal mall stage service on the trail was < received this morning by J. I*. Burn slde, general agent for tho corpora tion In Seattle. ?ays the Seattle Times of recent date. Advices from Vancouver say tho company was unable to continue car rying tho Whltehorso- Yukon malls at the present rate of remuneration paid by the Canadian government. Ila retirement frjira the trail leaves tho field wide open to other concerns or Individuals. Hn the early days of the Whito Pass & Yukon's royal mall service tho great trail followed t(pe route of th^ Yukon river. Then the Canad ian government built an overland trail, running through a wilderness of magnificent scenery. In the great days of the North, traffic streamed back and forth on the (rail mush out dog teams, carrying their packs on their own backs: great slid* plied high with wood for the various camps hardy young men on bicycles, riding at top speed on the packed, cement-llko snow of the trail: sky pilots making their rounds, going from ono remote placo to another; patrols of tho Royal Northwest Mounted Police, now known as the Canadian Mounted Police, watching over iind guarding every man, wo hlghway of snow, and the succeitalop of royal mall stages, tilled with pas sengers wrapped 111 furs, and gallop that had all the Sertalnty of a rail road schedule. Among the fur- wrapped passen Klondike kings, card sharps, min isters. barkeepers. Judges, business men, Indians who had struck it rich, tlon that had broken them, to begin patronized tho royal mnil stage In Bill" Odes. "Big Aleck" McDonald, picturesque Skookum Jim. the In dian. Joe Boylo, now the friend and benofaetor ot thfc ltumanlan lyynl family and one of the Klondike heroes of the war. and last, but not least, Thomas S. Llppy, Seattle bank er. now president of the Port Com mission. "Hlg Aleck" sleeps in the Dawson cemetery. Skookum Jim also Is dead. "8wlftwater Bill" probably Is in one of tho mining camps of South America. The royal mall stages received fresh relays of horses evory 20 miles and they traveled on the gallop. Everybody gave them tho right of way, for the king's mall knew no ob stacles. but 111 the long list of stage drivers it Is said that not one was to be found who had ever l bused the right of way. In keeping with the spirit of the Northern wilderness the drivers carried no horns or bugles. Thev gave notice of their approach to a sharp curve by sounding tho long, weird malamute yell, their voice* echoing and reechoing from froien hill to frozen hill like the ulatlng cry of the wolf. * Among the famous drivers of the old days were "Hobo Bill" and "Big Sim." It was an event In Dawion when either man raced his spirited horses down t be Klondike road Into the camp that once was known as the imperial city of tho Yukon. Tho trail winds from one valley into another, crossing great divides, now skirting the frozen river, now swinging along the edge of a huge bluff, running through frost-silvered forests, dainty and fragile as a scone from fairyland. Llfo on the royal mall stage was chiefly one roadhouse after another. The win ter temperature registers anywhere from 20 to 65 below zero. Charccfal stoves warmed the feet of the stago passengers and when the weather was not too cold - say. any whero be tween 20 and 40 below zero? the wayfarers often stretched a fur robe across their knees and passed the lime with a game of poker, or black jack. while the bofurred driver, lashed to his seat and with the reins twined around his wrl ;ts. spurred the horses onward, tearing down long grades nt tho full gallop and shoot ing across divide* an If tho fats of tho world dopondod on tholr speed. The stages. which operated on run ner*. like a fled, wore handsome af fair*. each with neat* for 12 to l'i passengers, Including tho lucky on< who had the scat beside the driver. Tho famous old royal mall stages ?f the White Pass arc gone, but the ureal white trail romalns ? tho last winter link between tho Klondike Mid tho outside world. NATIVE CONGRESS Tho annual Native Congress of the Salvation Army In -J8authoaatern Alaska, will moot this year at Met lakahtla, October 20 to 24. The -ongrcss will bo conducted by Staff I'aptaln M. Jaynea. of Ketchikan, nsaisted by Adjutant W. J. Carrutb crs of Wrangell. Iloat loads of na livo delegates will be In attendance from Oayvlew, Kako, Karheon, An goon, Klllisnoo, Wrangrll. Douglas. Ketchikan and Saxnian. Knvoy Kd Atkinson, offiror In chargo at Mctlakahtia, is making all arrangements for tho welfare of the visiting dologatos. The town coun rll of Motlakahtla and tho ciders of Father Duncan's church are co-op erating to make these meetings a HELP THE ELKS Wlllam Franks of Treadwoll Join ed the Juneau Elks that mado the pilgrimage to Kotchlkan early this week for the big initiatory cere monies that arc on at tho Flrat Citv this vyeck. Mr. Franks wont on the Jefferson. About forty Elk* went on the Jefferson and Northwcatoru. NO BULLETIN Letter D. Henderson, commission er of educutloii for Alaska, ha* sent out announcomeuts statin* that owing to a shortage of funds there will be no school bulletin! print'. i4 this year as there has boen In the past. Mimeographod circulars will be Issued from time to time. NOTICE OF ELECTION Notice Is hereby given that, pur suant to an Act of Congrese. ap proved May 7. 1D06, entitled. "An Act Providing for the Election of a Delegate to the House of Represen tatives from the Territory of Alaska." and an Act of Congress, approved August 24. 1911. entitled, "An Act to Create a Legislative Assembly in the Territory of Alaska, to Confer Legislative Powers Thereon, and for Other Purposes." and In conformity therewith, a general election will be held on Tuesday, November 2. 1920. between the hours of 8 o'clock a. m. and 7 o'clock p. m. of sald*day, for the purpose of electing the follow ing officers, to- wit: A Delegate to the House of Repre entatlves from the Territory of Alaska; One member of the Senate of the Territory of Alaska; four mem bers of the House of Representatives of the Territory of Alaska; two Road Commissioners for Road Dis trict No. One; one Attorney Goneral for the Territory of Alaska. The Common Council of Douglas, having heretorfore, by ordinance, duly designated the voting precincts of said town and the polling placea In each thereof, the electors are hereby notified; That all duly qualified voters re siding within the boundaries of Pre cinct No. One of said town of Doug las. which are as follows; North and ?cst of Klnzle street, will vote at City Hall Dulldlng. located on Sec ond Street, which building is owned by the City of Douglns, the same be ing the duly designated polling place in and for said Precinct No. One, Town of Douglas. That all duly qualified voters re siding within the boundaries of Pre cinct No. Two of said town of Doug las. which are as follows; south and east of Klnzle Street, will vote at Natatorium Building, located on St. Ann Avenue, which building Is own ed by A. T. G. M. Co.. the same be ing the duly designated polling place In and for Precinct No." Two, Town of Douglas. Dated this 2f>lh day of September, THX COMMON COUNCIL OK THE TOWN OF* DOUGLAS. Uy L. W. Kllburn, Clerk. Free Floats Douglas City offers free floats to imall boats and the proteciton vf the best harbor on Gastineau Channel. PLENTY OF ROOM TO TIE UP DOUGLAS MERCHANTS GIVE YOU A SQUARE DEAL LAND AT THE CITY DOCK SOUR DOUGH NOTES HAppeningi on Douglas Island Twenty Yean Ago This Week From News Filet Tho steamship Cutcb, which ha l been wrecked on tho north end of Douglas Inland, wan brought in and put on the beach noar Tread well (or repairs. John Norrls. of Treadwell, and George Dell, of Junonu, dlod thla week. Son born to Mr. and Mri. Martin Olson. Population of Valdes wan 260. Mr. and Mm. John Wallcn arrived In tho city to Rpend tho winter, after having been In Dawson for some time. Miss Sadie King was seriously III with quinsy. FIRE MEETIHQ Tho meeting of Hoso Companies No. 1 oud 2 of the I>ouk!u fire de partment Monday night wa* mostly devoiod to tbo c'lscusslon of tho or KanlrlnK of a fc ot bull team to play tho Juneau High School, and the eat ing of a flue bunch of Tenakee crabs. CAME HOME Mlaa Esther Caohen. who left something over a month ago to at tund a business collcgo at Victoria, II. C? returned to hor homo hero on the I'r'.ncrss Allco Tuesday evening. Mlsa Caahcn was compelled by III health to abandon her studies and return home. Kor the best und neatest Job print ing, c<ime to the News office. THE B. M. BEHRENDS BANK ESTABLISHED 1891 INCORPORATED 1014 JUNEAU, ALASKA OLDEST AND LARGEST BANK IN ALASKA tJ Modern Safe Deposit Boxes in Fire -Proof Vault for rent at reasonable prices Pour per cent interest paid on time deposits. 4 REGULAR RELIABLE EDISON MAZDA LAMPS ELMER E. SMITH AGENT ALASKA ELECTRIC LIGHT & POWER CO. TELEPHONE 33 DOUGLAS. 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