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The Douglas Island News
Ku'??) al Itinitflii* I'll.' OttWuSMuniM/U-. Mall M?tl?r IUKUSUKU KVKKV KKIUAV fubacrlpdon >*rlcc. I 3.00 per Year In Advanc* T1I>K TI HNINC. It bccomc more ami more evident as elect ion ?la\ draws nearer that the Alaska election. at least, is to go decidedly IK-mo rratie. The campaign conducted by Mr. Knsiuanl for himself as attorney general and for the Rcpubliean ticket in general, has become a boomerang, injuring not only his own candidacy for the office he seeks. Slit the whole Rt-i?uhlican ticket. He has made so many statements that on the face of them were inaccurate, that a reaction has set in which is decidedly in favor of his op )>oiiciit and the entire Democratic ticket. llis chief attack on Mr. (irinshy was on the ,1 titles Shippinu 1 ?i 1 1, which, he claims Alaska, lie has made the assertion that Mr. <iri -?hy was subsidized bv Seattle shipping interests and did not oppose the bill. These statements wure shown to he untruths by documentary evidence. The documents, consisting of letters and tele picce of legislation to the bitter end. Thus was the only campaign issue taken away as far as the delegate is concerned. Mr. Sutherland is making a campaign on h - record as a member of the legislature their delegate ill t'oujrivss. He also speaks of law enforcement and other matters. By iiis rvcoord he has not demonstrated his fit ness. in comparison with the known ability of Mr. tirigshy, for the office of delegate, so his house of cards has tumbled down. All he has for an apjH-al is the fact that he is running on the Republican ticket this iiot parti' - :n elections of this kind. Ike Xowcrby of .Innean and K. A. Heatfc of Ketchikan. We do not know Mr. Heath, but Mr. Sowcrby is known to everyone as tore -W. W. <'asc . .1. Latimer Univ. Hen ry Roden and X. Ii. Walker ? are four of the mo>t representative and bright men of the division. There K no combination of lianii put up by the Republican party that ??an lieat them. Three of them are from .lu m au and are known to everyone on the Isl and. The\ are sure winners and deserving ?>i ? oiir v? >t? Tin- fourth man, Norman R. jH-ople o! Douglas Island. He is known to many and known of by many more. He is a I" ? v.xmu hiiMiie - man of Ketchikan the most successful of the young men of Kcpn seiitativc Louis T. McFaddeii. author of w luit is known as tin* McFaddeii bill l<?r ;? I m.i m.x on poll | that is to he used hi tin- .irts ;i ii< I manufactures, seems to be a strong champion of the cause of the ir? ?i?l miners. I recently defended his hill very ably h? lore tin- meeting of the American Bankers' \ssociatioi?. Kveryone realizes that Mr. McFaddeii i> advoeating sonte tliinir that just, hut many fear that the ih|Mirtur? will overthrow tin- established order of things ami wreck the gold stand That Ketchikan man who was robbed ol five tlMMi-and dollars while on his hon eymoon in Seattle should have known l>et- ! ter han to leave that mueh real molief ly inu .1 roil nd loo>r in a Seattle Hotel. " They wanted a game and they pot it" xems to in- the pciicral sentiment on I lunu las Island in regards to the football game I o iast Monday ? The,a?*cent is put on panic. Politics are also wamiinp up in the States The chief question that is beiup asked now is: "Where will Hardinp stand ou the League of Nations tomorrow?" DEFYING THE TIDE No wheat sales until the price has been raised to $.'? a bushel at growers' terminal market. This is the program of the Wheat (?row er** Association of the United States, with a membership of 70,000 in Kansas, Okla homa, Texas. Nebraska and South Dakota. Members of the organization have been uifced to refrain from marketing their prod uct after 5 p. in.. October 25/until such time :is llie figure mentioned alxive has been at tained. In addit ion, agricultural collects, farm huivaus, staff hoards of agriculture and similar organizations are miuestod to co opcratc with the ass<?ciatioii in its efforts io raise the price. Kinj; Canute ordering the sea to stand still was in no more ridiculous position than his body of growers in ordering the wheat uiarkft to advance. Were all the wheat in tile United States vitiiheld from the market for a month, the price would not go to $.'5 a bushel. At the present moment, grain from Can id.! is pouring into the country. Canada has a big crop ? one of the biggest it has raised in recent years. Its Kuro]>cati mar kets abruptly have been reduced in import Then* i> nowhere that Canadian wheat can go and command so g?N>d a price as in he United States. This is the situation now and Dominion farmers are rushing ? heir supplies southward. What would be the result were the Am erican growers to withhold their grain They merely would turn over the entire ojiic market to the Canadians, who could Mipplv sufficient of the product to furnish ?ill the bread the republic possibly could -unsumc for months to come. If they follow the plan urged by their association, they will be left with a trcmen lous amount of grain on their hands, which they will be compelled to carry throughout the winter and next spring. The question is not one of buyer against grower ? it is a matter of supply and de mand. Kuropc is not purchasing as heavily as it was last year. The 1920 yield in this country and abroad has been excellent. In other words, for the first time in five vears, the I'nited States has reached the point where it has all the wheat it needs ? jicrhaps. more than it can consume. Prices are going down. Tlicy cannot fail to go down. And the farmers are as helpless to prevent this movement as King Canute was to prevent the tide from rising. -Seattle Times. The Taku winds and the cold weather teemed more real and apparent to people <?f Douglas Island late last week when they aw all that good bonded whiskey being carted to Juneau. There were no more pros j MM*ts for a "hot one" before going to bed nor a momin's morning before facing tin winter winds. Tin* Alaskan trail blazers of the .army 1 1! \ iiyr squadron have reached New York turn. They have now pmc to Washington to report to the Secretary of War. These young men have a reason to he proud of heir exploit and the nation lias reason to 'h- proud of them. With British Columbia voting in the plebiscite on the liquor question for gov ernment control of the matter, there seems to he an assurance that Alaska will be able to get at leas some boud<-d goods. England is facing a serious coal strike that threatens to tie up the whole country. The fact is. it threatens to make coal so earce that afternoon tea will perhaps have to be foregone. The Near East Relief is receiving sub stantial supjiort on Douglas Island. The people are getting behind this project the same as they do everything that is good and are putting it over the top. Twenty years ago t^iis week there was snow on the ground here. That there is none now is a sign of progress. Che Stroller I.hmI work tho Strollor paid ? vlali to tho Yukon country, the acene of former Joy* and aorrowa, lulMira anil | triumph*, pleaaure* and pallia. From a t;coi(raplilrh standpoint ho found i ho country very much the aamo ai a acore of ycara ai?o. hut otherwise thero waa little to romltid him of the halryon paat. Hut It wna nol for temporal purpoM* and pleasures I that the Stroller vlaited tho Yukon but for scientific reacaryh nnd dolv inc Into the archives of the paat. On reaching the Yukon the Strol ler found the bed of the Yukon rlrer Just where It had been for genera tion*. but he found It practically de ho )ound operator* of ateaniboata hair and u*lng language not recher che In refined clrclo*. And why not, for steamer* were constantly coming ii contact with the bottom of the river and sinking. and salmon, grey llng and other Inhabitant* of the Arctic water* were playing hide and seek through galley*, ataterooma and "Nevor before was *uch low water was heard by tho Stroller a doicn time* and. according to record* kept ountry, thev were correct In their usnertlons made by his paleface (iolng to the Indian vllage a mile north of the town of Whltehorse. the stroller sought out the wigwam of Kowakadada. a moth-eaten relic of which the female of the species as ilie Sore-Kyed Sngeheil end tho de bate with "Ku las a hu la. guc a* ko they were when Ruth slept at the water was much lower In October that full ho clearly Is that Knee, ilinn myscll Thanks; that brew and It was a labor of love -of worm ing salmon for me. For many years mor that salmon could not get up lng scarce, gaunt famine stalked my meal ticket but. between our selves, she has boon very pestifer ous. Even yet she raises a rumpus e*ory time she sees me wink at an other squaw and t?e younger the squaw the madder she gets. When Whoaooror Will unve > potlacli l?*t week nho hid my clot lion ao I couldn't .<} out. among 'cm. Juit one mora liiill Ah. thankn." By this tlrao t lie old man had bo ? oinc quite talkative, but the Soro Kved Htigohen, who had been Jerking i ilihltx Juki outsldo the tent, heard i auxplcloun gurgling nnd burnt Ink into the tent, turned looxo on the stroller with "III kuk ga ot kkk ?'teem da yo fa kwo mala unit e (The next time you come hvre and get tho old man drunk, I'll act the dogn nn you)." Later the Stroller verified what Kowakadada hail told him by what I* probably the mom pnique and his toric voluraa to be found on the North American rontlnnent. It Is known ax the Bon Kami I y Hook and contains In Its blrrh hark paxes a complete racord of the doings. not only of the I. charge tribe of Indiana, but of their neighbors and of weather conditions since the year 1 200. In cidentally. the Stroller Is the only white man who has access to this remarkable book and Is the only white man Jiving who can read and translate its pages and records. Casual scrutiny of (lie famous Boss Family Book not only verified what Kowakaduda had stated con cerning river conditions more than one hundred years before and since, hut also gave many mentions of ex treme low water evon prior to the knowledge of the old man. Among other records were the following: I'age 31, year 1247. ? No water in river; llsh all die; no moose in hills, no rabbits, no nothing; hardly that. Weather very cold; heap shiver in October; blue snow ho come in No vember. Everybody cold. Kat squaws who have been in tho discard for yesrs now popular. Page SI. year HI 3. ? Woo Is lis. No rain In summer, no berries, no water In river. rfJo balm in Gllead, no oats In country. * Much domestic discord. Bad smell permeates vil lage. Phew. Page 107, year H53. ? flaunt fam Ine stalks and ghosts of our fore fathers visit us at night and mock us. No water, no fish. Hlyu rab bits but very poor. One buck he got moose and squaws all make eyes at him. Heap much scandal. Page 13S, year 1611. ? ('old sum mer followed by hard wlntor. Water so low In river flsh wear out buck ing rocks. Dull in matrimonial clr lea. Bucks go hunting, squaws no ? are I hoy never come back. Wood Ick Willfim he stay home and much vague whispering results. Wood tick not liked by other burks. Page 117. year 1700 -Cold wind blow all June, Ice In July, sleep em Inse In August. Everybody wear hairy aide in; no sap in either tree or tribe. Bud outlook for winter Everybody wear grouch ea-pe-cl l'age 199. year 1787.-- Ground no thaw all summer. Owing to grouse eggs freezing on aide next ground, only top of eggs hatch; grouse all doformcd and fly crooked, making 'em hard to get. No water in river, no flsh. Young squaws leary about taking bucks to support. Social life much disorganized and general bad smell. Suf-fi-elent unto tho day Is the evil thereof. Wough. One year Inter. ? Another lean year. Children all die of mange ex cept one hoy named Kowakadada, who la eight years old. The last Item from .the birch bark hook was given by the Stroller for the purpose of establishing the statement and verifying the word of hit old friend with whon he con ducted the Interview given in the '?receding portion of Ihia article, ind which thowi him to be, as he state*, in hi* Mint year. The Stroller very niurh fear* that the .early closing of navigation on the Yukon river may prove a great disappointment to one of hia frlcnda, the Sourest of All Doughs, at Daw son, and to whom the Stroller had lust sent by registered mail a can of green paint for use on the grave of Mmpln' Grouse, as the latter fears the steamer on which the consign ment Is being carried down the river Is stranded on a bar. Nearly 10 ears ago the Stroller obligated him elf to upply the Sourest of Doughs with n < an o* green paint each fall and spring In order that he might keep Inv'olMc a promise he made o the de eased when sho died many years ago to keep her grave green at all times when it Is not covered with snow. While the gram has never failed him in the summer sea )h. 'here is a period of a few week* even fall and spring in which, to nial' good his promire. ho Is forced to give the grave a coat of green nalnt. It la possible, however, that there was already snow at Dawson. In which event the green paint will not be required. Become a stockholder In the Dnll ed States buy war-saving] stamps. SOUR DOUGH NOTES Happening! on Dor.glai Iiland Twenty Yean Ago Thi? Week From Newt Filei Tho flrst miow of the season fall on October 2U. Mrs. ljaiiRhlln'ii little Rlrl wan quite ill the flrwt of the week. Tlio new lire hydrants were all In ploro and pnld for. Milo Kelly left for Summit Creek, tlio scene of u new strike on tho IlllC Salmon. Tho Douglas Opera House wuh formally opened as n show house vlth a hlK family show. Among the .ittractlons were Tim Starlu and Miss Oebby ItlcklinR In specialties, also Miss Kva lister, tho queen of on*. in sonjts and dunces. New vcn.it' I being built for the I'a clflc Coaul Sloamxlilp Company by the t'lilon Works Work* of San Krnn cliu'o Hint I* to b? named the Spo kane. Mr. UcorK? C. Burford and Mlsa l.llile II. cinrk were married at the Kranklln Hotel in Juneau. The groom to employed at tho II. M. Ilehrendn Rlorc. William CarblH. a native of Ue publlr, Mich., died at the age of 22 yean. A moral wave lilt Skagway and no more women will be allowed to fre quent nnloonit or to Rumble In pub lie. "SITKA HOT 8I'RINUH." Arrom modatloni. American or European plan. H'or term* apply to l?r. I. F. Oo<ldard. Sanitarium. Alaaka. Adv. Kor llie beitt and mutual Job print ing, come to tho Newt office. n: . .jsrrzzrtiaasxrrrrsrrzsrzar THE | B. M. BEHRENDS BANK ESTABLISHED t891 INCORPORATED 1814 JUNEAU, ALASKA OLDEST AND LARGEST , BANK IN ALASKA 0 Modern Safe Deposit Boxes in Fire - Proof Vault for Pent at reasonable priees p Four per eent interest paid 011 time deposits. REGULAR RELIABLE EDISON MAZDA LAMPS ELMER E. SMITH AGENT ALASKA ELECTRIC LIGHT & POWER CO. TELEPHONE 33 DOUGLAS, ALASKA =?1 New Blankets and ?? Comforters FOR COLD WEATHER We have now received a complete stock of these goods at low prices. 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