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The Douglas Island New s
Kui?riMi ml iKiugiii* otflc* m SMon(J^I??a Mall M?Htr PutMcripttuu Prlvo. $ J.OU per Year Id Advance COLl) STOUAOK PLANT Next to getting a cold storage plant in our own city, th? news that Juneau is to have one is the In-st news we have heard for a long time. An industry such as tin one planned ean not fail to henetit Douglas Island. 1 1 the plant is established and the fleet of fishing Iniats follow the plant, there is no doubt in the world hut that a la rice share ot them will make their headquarters here. It i> here they ean find a plaee to moor their ImmIn and eheap homes in which to If the plant causes .liineau to. grow in )Mipulatioii to uu\ pereeptihh' extent, there is no plaee where the ovcrfh.w can go cx Anotlter feature of the matter m;jy In considered ii tiie plant piauned ii|h>ii Ih - eomes an aetual reality. Other big tish coiii|Ninies now operating in Alaska will not see this new eompanv coine into the tield and monopolize the fish market. They also will eoiue to (Sastiucau Channel to have fmui the fishing Iwnks. They also will build plant- on (iastineau Channel, for it they do not. their in v?st incuts at points farther awa\ from the kinks will Ih> dead I There will he iio place on Castincaii Channel that thc.\ et :i come to except IK>ug las. Here they will he assured of plenty of waterfront on which to expand and a place Ye-, the big cold storage plant iu .Ju neau will Ih> a fine thin*; for Juneau, and we are of the opinion that it will he almost as tine tor Douglas Island. REl>S STILL HERE Tin- irresolution that has characterized the policy of tin- I )c|K?rt llM'llt of IjuIm>1' ill i*^ <l?-xilinu> wit h radicals is st!*ikint;ly in dicated l>; the announcement that more than Reds remain to be debited. Tin* deportation of these men has heeti Their presence in the country is known to Ik- a DK riace to the institutions of the I'nitcd St.?t ? >. i'<?r cotispiriiiu' against which they were retired the rij:ht to longer live Vet. all except 40 of them arc at liberty on bail, presumably continuing the identi cal work that caused their arrest. shippin: them out of the country. Scandi navian nations, it is pleaded, have refused to receive them and the frontier between Finland and Russia has been closed. managed to <jet into Russia to lay licfore L?nine h;- preposterous scheme for the fi nancim; of Red Russia in return for a con cession embracing* tens of thousands of Innumerable ob>orvn^, including news IM|ht iik' u and writers, have journeyed to Ku>>ia . n?l apparently have experienced im> ?lilTi'-ulty in bribing or cajoling tin- 1m?1 Yet. here are anarchists, commun ists ami what-not, subscribing to the same destructive doctrines as the followers of Lcuinc. and t lie y cannot In- transported to Russia bv the rich, powerful ami, presum ably. sagaeiotts government of the United Kven more amazing, they cannot even be kept in a safe place pending deportation, but are givcu their liberty on bail. The Ldmr lJepartincut, as presently constituted, undoubtedly is unable to do .what should be done, but it is a reasonable guess that the next secretary will fiud ways and means of getting these undesir country. ? Seattle Times. ? The Douirlas High Schools girls' basket ball team, while as yet unable to score a victory over the Juneau team, is full of i>ep and is not discouraged. The players keep on try ing with a spirit that is commendable. The movement to provide a Christinas' tree for the pioneers and gift for everyone of them in the Pioneers' Home is a nice tiling. It is right that these men ? trail blazers of the Northland ? should he re membered at Christmas time hv the people of Alaska. Just a tree and a jrift for eaeh to show them that, although they are tem porarily resting in the home from the hat tie with the elements and from the compe tition of their fellow men, they are remem liered; and thanks for the ]>art they played In conquering Alaska from the wilderness will make for them a joyous Christmas time. A quarter of a century is a long time to -ierve at Bishop of Alaska, with all the hardships ami travels entailed with the |M?sition. Bishop 1'. T. Kowe, who this week rounded out that length of time as Kpiseopal Bishop of the Territory, is a his tory maker in Alaska and his name will ever he known and remembered, lie has Immii a true pioneer and a staunch church man, who has laltorcd hard for the upbuild ing of not only the missions of his faith hut for the Territory as a whole. President Wilson has accepted the in vitation of the League of Nations to become mediator in Armenia. 11c takes the posi tion after having given the league assur ance that he has no way of backing his ttnd ing by a show of arms from the "United States. He was accepted nevertheless, which shows that Kurope and the states men of that part of the world still have con fidence in our President. There is a newswriter on a Juneau that hates himself. In announcing a holiday s|tecial edition of his pajier, lie says that the influx of homescekers and investors that will flock to this vieinitv when they see that edition will he enor mous. Such is the i?ower of his magic pen and long may he wave. The Red Cross roil call is still on and will In- for a number of days yet. It is a privilege to belong to this organization, which, in every calamity, both national and sectional, has rendered prompt and ef ficient aid and has shown itselt to be ''The (Greatest Mother in the World." Boost \our home town roll call by joining now. Republican office seekers are multiply ing each day. For every office in the terri tory then- is on an average a dozen aspir ants who have either filed their applica tions or will shortly do so. Shortly after President Harding is inaugurated, Donnv hrook Fair will be a pink tea compared to Alaska among office seekers. A quietness has come over the United States since the election has come and gone. No big news features are breaking lately, with the exception of stories of commodi ties going down in price. The country is marking time, waiting for the new adminis tration to come in and fulfill its pledges ujK>n which it was elected. ?Judge Wiekersham seems to be in a re ceptive mood as far as the governorship of Alaska is concerned. He would take it if he were asked and if it were offered to him. rather think the Judge would even make a little tight for the job, even if it were not offered to him. Jamaica Ginger has been put on the for bidden list under the national prohibition act. One by one our family standbvs arc being taken from us and we wonder when castor oil will be taboo. It is not too late to warn holiday shop pers to shop early and at home. But three weeks remain until Christmas day is here. That time is all to short to get a choice of gifts that are on display at the various stores. The people of the Island take great pride in the showing made by their boys' high school basket ball team and firmly be lieve that it is the best high school team ever on a basketball floor in the North. Icfie Stroller! ? by ? ; ; Zj-jyAuz. 1 1 To I he trough,' to the trough ? Let the hungry bo fed. To the fountain of nop l?et the thlnity be led. The 8troller shudder* when lie thinks of the ravenous appetites Tor officials "pap" that have been cul tivated anions the "outs" during the past eight years and he wots not but thero will be considerable crowd ing around the trough lu the near future by the hungry. And why shouldn't there be? The Democrats have waxed fat at the trough and ,thcy should now be crowded out by the loan ? and they Hut there Is trouble ahead. The trough la not sufficiently long to accommodate even a modicum of thoae who will desire to feed at It, especially will It be Insufficient If, as Is generally the rule, those who reach It flrat Insist on gottlng their feet In It. In olber word*, there are from ten to ten doxen aspirants for every Job. hence trouble In the The Stroller has a pancea for the difficulty and It Is this: Create more Jobs. It is the only may by which Besides, there arc seferal new fcaturec and factors that must be considered when the pie lifcut: oth erwise friction within the ranks will he apparent. For example, tho col ored brother must be considered to insure his support at othelir and future elections. He will no longer be content with a Janltorshlp or that of messenger and the 8troller don't blame him. He has been a menial long enough and Is worthy of a fat plum such as surveyor general or chief of the bureau of publicity, and the Stroller takes this opportunity for plarlng before National Commit teeman McUrlde the name of Mr. Holy Smoke for one of these posi tions. dune In bronze who delivered his tribal vole that ?ho majority of the victorious might mount higher and higher. It In time that the native brother la accorded recognition. He ha* been Jobbed by bootleggers and mlxalonariea until the lining of his stomach Is corroded and he Is spir itually flabbergasted. but the day of his emancipation la at hand. Mr. Mcllrlde will, therefore, please note that Woodtlck William, of Kake. Is mentioned for n soft berth such as special agent of the customs depart ment. rhier deputy in the marshal's office or something equally rtmtin John. of Sika. Is also deserving of reward for the able and porsistont to the cause. Also. Maud-Mud-ln Her-Hair, of Wrangell, should not stenographer In some federal office Is dished out. Seventeen different time-stained stalwarts of the victorious party have taken tho Stroller out behind the house where ho confidently ex pected them to produce something that hud been bottled in bond only to tell him that they hope to land the customs collectorship. ; nine have on Jay Uell's Job, clerk of the court, and eighty-three (fifty-one white, the other thirty-two of either dark or mixed blood I have asked him to prepare application forms for them for deputy marshnlshlps. And with the exception of Kake. Sitka and Wrangell, the Stroller has uot yet heard from points outside of Castl neau Channel. Of the 147 Republi can voters at Skagway It Is not ex pected that to exceed 95 will cx peet rewards In the way of official recognition* At Haines the per centage will probably be a little higher. I'p to date the Stroller's list of applicants for various posi tions is as follows: Judgeship, first Division . Judgeship, any old division 13 U. 8. Marshal, First division IS Deputy marshal. First division . S3 t'lerk of Court, First division . 9 Collector of Customs 1" Deputy collector of customs .... 24 Surveyor General- all the pres ent attaches of the office and eight others. District Attorney ? tho Alaska bar roster, except Democrats. Jail guards ? 49 Groom of the back stairs 1 Stenographers (male, female. white, black and bronie; 107 "Anything. Lord, so I get It" 419 Reckoning Alaska's white popula tion at 32.000 and. Judging thi pther three divisions by the First, the Stroller opines that not to exceed about 27 per cent of the people of the Territory are yearning for of ficial recognition. But this reckon ing does not include the Fifth di vision which Is not within the metes and bounds of Alaska but In Seattle, where there arc close to 1,000 super anuated hulks who. at one time or another during the past quarter of a centure. lived In Alaaka and It It a safe bet that at least fifty of tlieni will endeavor to lino up at Alaska's trough. The majority of them will try, for something that embbodlcs but little work and no worry. The above list does not Include the office of governor. Territorial sec rctar. treasurer, achool commissioner and a number of othera. Dut the fact that they are not Included in the liat does not signify 'that they are not all being sought after ? very much so. At present the Stroller knows of only six aspirants for the position of governor and they are all residents of Alaska. Hut before the position Is awarded the number of outside applicants will no doubt be Just equal to the total number of Kcpubllcan members of both houses of congreKs, for each of the latter will no doubt have some pen sioner whom he dearies to rewnrd for fence repair work in his riding (the word "riding" was swiped by the Stroller during a recent visit to Canada), and tho office of governor of Alaaka will appeal to all auch. The Stroller, however, has all kinds of confidence In hla Republican friends ? as individuals ? and he opines that they will insist on fol lowing the worthy example of the "late" Democrats and see to it that the governor of Alaska Is an Alas kan not some congressman's pen sioner or resident of the Fifth di vision. Another thing: Every brown bear In Alaska should have a personal attendant. By thla means tho list of game wardens could be Increased by several thousand and the feed ing capacity of the trough would bo largely augmented. (Tho 8troiler thought of this last Idea himself, lie submits that it Is worthy of more than passing thought on the part of the powers that be.) It haa been suggested that thero be a bureau of publicity in each of the four divisions and tho Stroller seconds the motion. It is a brilliant thought and will furnish chow to a number of stalwsrts that might otherwise bo required to work for a (IIITC nilUUIU l/U H UVfUlJ rommirsloncr of education In each of l he divisions at. My, )",S0(' per nnniim. This would likewise elongate ' the trough and multiply the number of official nosebags. The fee sya tem of IT. S. eommlaalonera ahould | ho ditched and every neighborhood of a dozen resident* could have a commissioner on a stated salary or $!00. lie could be ejt-offlclo time keeper for the bear attendanta and. if so Inclined, might read the lesson Again, there is a whole lot of weather getting by In this broad northland without being properly observed. How. the Stroller would like to know, ran one man observe all the weather within a radlua of 200 miles and do Justice to It? lie can't do It with Justice either to himself or the weather. Now, If the weathor la properly exploited, a broad field for political sop will be created. Kvery mountain peak In Alaska should have ? man with a pair of field glasses observing the weather. As such observers would necessarily be far removed from the husy marts of eold storage and other business activities, they would have ample time, not only for their work of observing, but also for thought, rumination and reflection, and It Is possible that some of them might study out some way by which summer weather rould be preserved for winter use. Just think how such a discovercy would emblazon Alaska In the hall of fame and oth erwise add io the gaiety of the na tion. Likewise, a bureau for the Inves tigation of t!.e matter of croaalng malamutes with dog salmon would serving and needy stalwarts. T|)ls would bo a good place to plant the muddy one from Wrangell with her little typewriter. The foregoing suggestions and In formation aro Imparted by the Free Floats Douglas City offers free floats to small boats and the proteciton of the best harbor on Gastineau Channel. PLENTY OF BOOM TO TIE UP DOUGLAS MERCHANTS GIVE YOU A SQUARE DEAL LAND AT THE CITY DOCK Stroller In good faith and liu hope* thoy will be received in thn spirit In which thoy are Klven. That I* one thins the Stroller like* about him self ? he can give advice and admon ition without feeling uppish about It and without hope of reward. He Riven advice to politician!) In the name spirit that he conduct* lilt Heart to Heart Talks With Young Mothers. In tho event that either National Committeeman McUride, "Our Dole gate' 'or any of tho elect should at uny time desire to get anything from tho Stroller ? even to hi* privato still ? It can be had for the asking. While the Stroller did not vote for more than half the victors, he Is strong for all of them now. Even as a child, ho never required sugar when taking a pill. Still serving millions. Tho Amer ican Hed Cross. Reindeer mulligan was served at a Scuttle Chamber of Commerce ban quet a (hurt time ago and It Is ?ald that the novelty was enjoyed by all the members present. The moat was from reindeer cnrcasaea brought to Seattle on the lost trip of the Victoria. It Is planned by the pro moters of the reindeer inuatry In the north to ship 8,000 carcasses south next year. The meat Is quoted at 35 cents a pound whole sale. Drilling on the ((round of tbc Chllkat Oil Company In western Alaska has been discontinued for tho winter, but will bo resumed In the sprltiK as soon as weather will permit. The refinery will be In conrlaut operation and some Im provements made to tho plant. The company Is now producing a high grade of kcroslne oil In uddltion to other products. ' START A SAVINGS ACCOUNT TODAY You know the nmn who counts in tlx* long run is the man who gives. Stop putting off the open i up of your savings account. It won't he any easier to start next month than it is today. 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