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THE DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS
. ^ DOUGLAS, ALASKA, FRIDAY, JAM AHY J, s, i.?. i N0 ]0 LARGER STATION FOR KETCHIKAN New Apparatus Being Installed That Will Permit of Communication With San Diego Ureal Improvements are being made at the present time In the natal wireless station at Ketrhlkan ? h h arc ilmrlb il In the following article from the Ketchikan t'hron Wlrelcs-* experts who arrived In Kelrhlkan this week have started work on Installing a now wireless of the radio service here 100 per cent and will give Kelrhlkan the most up-to-date wireless equipment roat over l.'H.OOO and is known as new outat. which arrived on the Alameda Sunday. has keen shipped power plant lust completed at the to even Aatorla. The new one will The government plans to add a re lent of operation. This would allow trv -wits to be sent and received ships, a modern 540 cycle spark Increasing the elfl> terw y of this serv The Federal Arc system was In Tho new outfit will take an In crease in power. Whereas the old new Are system will Increase this to Mr. Hubbard will leave Ketchikan for a short interval on the next northbound trip of the 9. S. North western for a tour of inspection of regularly Inspected every three months. During Mr. Hubbard's ab charge of the work here. Installed In ISM by Arthur A. la bel!. now superintendent of the Mar coni Radio Corporation of America's headquarters at San Francisco. His helper at that time. Ottla Moorhead. during the war perfected a method of making the delicate receiving ap parulun known aa the Audlon bulb speedily In ureat quantities. that has ilnct made him rich. He la now president of the Moorhead Radio laboratory and reputed to be worth a quarter of a million dollar*. Hi* waa alao at one time aaalatant to Mr. Hubbard. The old aet will be retained here for the prnvnt a* an auxiliary equipment, no that In case of a break down of the new system. the sorr lee would not be Interrupted. The new system will be a blpc boost for Ketchikan, in that It will make one of Ita moat Important commer rial relations, that of communica tion. mo much more efficient. It should be a atlmulua to the growth of the city. ANNUAL PATROL INTO THE ARCTIC Sergeant Dtmpster Left Early Thii Month With Mounted Police From Dawson la made annually by the Canadian from Dawson. The trip la one of In The Dawson News of January 7 nual mid-winter Marathon. He will the Royal Canadian Police expedl top of the continent, Uolnfc with ley and Stallworthv. and two Indian trail breakers. John Smith and lien PARTY A SUCCESS Prlie winner* at cards were Mr*. Arne Shudshlft. first for Itillca with 40 points, and Jpck Wilson (or men end at the end of the series other Refreshments were served after | TO VANCOUVER Miss Margaret l.e*Ket. who for several months has been vIsltlnK in this city with her two aunts, Mrs. William Ilobertson and Mrs. John' Mills, and their families, left on the Princess Mary yesterday for her home at VanrouYer. B. C. Miss Len Ket is the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Dave Leiutet. former residents of the Islaud. and lived here up until a few years ago. VISIT RELATIVE J. W. Johnson, nephew of Mra. Kr'-ebur*. steward for the Tread well Company, will arrive here on the City of Seattle for a short visit with his aunt. He will proceed from here to Kennerott. where he has a position WILL MAKE PAPER, IS ANNOUNCEMENT Alaska Bureau of Seattle Chamber of Commerce Says Qastineau Co. Ha* Ordered Machinery The Alaska Bureau of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce In Itn latest bulletin to Alaskan papers states that droit Calhoun, In charge of legal matters at 8oattlo for tho Alas ka Gastiueau Milling Company, docs not deny that that company has placed an order with Kostern manu facturers for paper manufacturing machinery for early delivery In Alas ka. The same bulletin also says that negotiations are now being closed between the U. 8. Forest Uureau and the Gastlneau Company for two bil lion feet of standing timber on Ad miralty Island for pulpwood. George T. Jackson, general man ager for the Gastlneau people, has said that the announcements arc a little premature and that the adver tisements for the purchase of the timber have not yet started. Tho timber that Is to bo purchased by the Gastlneau people Is on the west side of Admiralty Island, around llawk Inlet. The logs are to be brought by railroad across the port age to Youngs bay and from there towed to the Channel, eliminating the dangerous tow around Point Re treat. It Is said that Game creek, which parallels Admiralty Island on through the timber and that thla creek will be used In the logging op The announcement in the Seattle Chamber of Commerce bulletin is as ' Negotiations are being closed be tween the forestry department and the Gastlnrau I'ulp Company for two billion feet of standing timber in the Tongass forest reserve, situated on Admiralty Island, most of which cording to Scott Calhoun, who has suitable tract of timber to warrant "Calhound did not deny that the Jackling-Hnyden & Stone Interests m;u hinery necessary for the manu facture of ISO tons of newsprint the order has been placed with east i rti manufacturers for early summer tic that a large paper mill Is to be ? ed In closo vicinity of Juneau. There has been considerable activity in the past (0 day.) by parties aoek 00 SOUTH J. II. I.ong of the Douglas Island a market for Ills canned herring and OIL SEEPAGES FOUND NEAR HERE Two Men Locate Oil Claims on Ad miralty Island Near Auk Cove been found at Young's bay and Auk "?ove on Admiralty Island, and two Juneau men. John T. White and W. I). Ilrowu, have applied for a pros pectors' permit for 560 acres each on the land covering about four miles of the beach In that vicinity. Sample* of the oil secured from seepages have been brought to Ju neau. They have been analyzed and are ?aid to be very good quality of petroleum. In many of the pomlt and pools In that vicinity. It li de clared. oil seepage can be found that can readily be distinguished from the vegetable oil quite common all over the country. An examination of the country ad jacent to Auk rovo and Young's bay by a geologist last summer disclosed the fact that the geology. Including the oil shale. Is right for the loca tion of an oil pool somewhere In the White and Brown declare that they will put a small drill to work on the ground In the coming year to prospect. It Is very probable that other locations will be made In the spring adjoining the original loca tions and that a small-sited oil boom NO MAIL SOUTH After the City of Soattle leaves the Channel tomorrow there will bo no boat from here until February 8, a iparc of ten days" time. The City of S>4*.tlo Is due at Juneau tomorrow morning at 4 o'clock and after leav ing there will call at Douglas and Thane and go back to Seattle from the Channel. The next northbound boat will be the steamer Northwestern, which Is due to leave Seattle tomorrow and which will go to Western Alaska af ter tourhlng at Juneau, returning by wa$ of Gastlneau Channel on February 8. WICK BE SEATED WILL BE VERDICT Majority of Houie Committee Dc cidet Salser Wu Not Elected in 1918 That Election Committee No. 3 of the house of representatives will rec ommend that Delegate George B. Grigsby be unseated and Judge James Wlekeraham be aeated aa dele gate from Alaska, was the newa re ceived In Juneau laat Tueaday. It Is expected that Delegate Grigsby will contest the report on the floor ot the house, as the report Is said to have been decided upon by a strictly party vote of the committee. It Is understood that a minority report will be Died by members of the election committee, who will rec ommend that Delegate Orlgsby re tain hla seat. What the majority report will rec ommend Is said to be that Charles A. Sillier was not clectod In the 191* election but Wlckersham was. and that the special election called on account of the death of Mr. Sulier was not necessary. The result of the election of 1918 was very close, the count of the tlnal returns showing that Sulier received a total of 33 moro votes than Judgo Wlekeraham. It was shown that various election boards had thrown 9111 a number of ballots on account of what they regarded us irregularities, but when the ballots were counted by the congressional committee the plurality was only reduced by two. A certificate of election was Is sued to the late Charles A. Sulier upon the day of his death in April. 1919. Knrly In May. Judge Wlck .'rsliam Died a notice of contest In election had been called In Alaska held on June 3. 1919, resulting in the election of Grigsby over J. I.. Mr. Grigsby waa given a certifi cate of election and has served ever since as delegate from Alaska. VISITING JUNEAU Mr*. Edward Hurl but. who has been visiting her parent*. Mr. and Mrs. Richard MrCormick of thla city, for the past week. Is now visiting In Juneau with friends. Mrs. Hurlbut will remain over for some timo. while her husband will return to ('hichagof on the first sailing of a boat for that place. VOLLEY BALL For the convenience of employees, a volley ball and indoor baseball court has been built in the Tread wel hoarding house. Shower baths have also been Installed there. The courts are getting considerable usage from men wishing to oxorclsc. WE HAVEN'T A DROP OF WHISKEY in the store to warm you up this cold weather BUT? WE HAVE GOT? Hot Water Bottles Electric Heating Pads Chamois Vests Chest Protectors and About 100 Boxes of Cold Tablets For Yon Guy s Drug Store GUY U SMITH. Prop. 3d and D St. Douglas, Alaska BIO WAR DEBT OF THE NATION Secretary of the Treasury Honiton Compile* Annual Report Show ing What We Owe That the national debt of the United States It ovor twenty-four billion dollar* and that European eountrlea owo us over nlno billion la the slit of the report of Secretary of the Treasury Houston as found In Ills report for 1920. Some of the debts of foreign governments are being repaid qulto rapidly, while it would appear that others are lost forever, as Is the case of the loan to the Imperial Russian government re pudiated by the soviet government now in power. The following Is a summary of the report: Liborty Loans out Treaaury eertlflca'es of Indebtedness . 2. 768,925,500 War savings certifi cate* outstanding.. 827,419,021 Mlscollaneou spre-war bond issues 883.G49.39o Greenbacks not cov ered by gold re serve. and other debt Item* 236,823.049 Total gross debi $24,297,918,411 Dy December 1. 1920, the gross debt hnd been rcdueed to $24,176, 166.244. Thcee gross debt figures are not offset by rash In iho treasury. June debts of foreign governments on ac count of war loans (as of Nov. 16. 1920). f9.680.823.677. Government Debt, Previoui Year* 1919 (Aug. 31) *26.696.701.648 1899 (Spanish war) 1.046.048.760 1865 (Civil war) 2. 381. 530. 294 War Loan* and Balance* Allied debts to tho United States, down to Nov. 16. as shown in Secre tary llnustun's report, total $10, 8I6.091.sS8.1irnneh>dlng interest on loans. $700,494,709.72: surplus war material. $663,032,739.63: relief $84,014,527.92; navy supplies for Poland. $2,266,709.66. Cash loans advanced to the various nations arc as follows: Oreat Rrltaln $4,277,000,000 Italy 1.681.338.986 . > tocliuslovukla 61,266,206 Kumania Greece 16,000,000 Total ... $9,680,826,677 This total has been reduced to $9,466,-283.171.26 by the repayment of the following sums: Groat Britain . ..$80,181,641 Helglum Serbia 606.326 Itumanla 1.794.180 Total $114,540,606 PETITION FILED FOR NEW TRIAL Last Step Taken in ail Endeavor to to Save A1 Weather* From Priion On the grounds of corpus delicti In that It was not conclusively proven that he was the man who committed the crime, a petition for a rehearing of the case of the United States vs. Al. Weathers has been Hied in the circuit court of ap peals at San Francisco by two at torneys. John I. O'Phelan of Ray mond, Wash., and Charles J. Heg gerty of San Francisco. Weathers was found guilty of as sault with Intent to rob on July 8, 1919, cortaln fish traps and a scow at Admiralty rove. He was sentenced by Jhdge Jennings of tho district court to serve four years In the fed eral penitentiary at McNeils Island. The circuit court of appeals sustain ed the verdict of the district court last month and this petition is the last step to bo taken In an endeavor to prevent Weathora from serving out his sentence. It Is not known yet what action will bo taken on the petition. Charles fonster, veteran carpen-, tcr of Treadwell, has been III for soveral days, but Is now said to be much Improved. NO DIAMONDS After a short visit to mining prop erty that he claim* to own at Hawk Inlet, Dr. Martin Damourette, ac companied by a mining engineer, has left analu (or the Mouth. I)r. Dam ourettte claims to have incorpo rated a company to mine topaz, sap phires. gurnets and various other previous stones. and said while In Juneau that the company would upend several millions of dollars and build a city at Hawk Inlet. He aaya he will return In the spring. DR. CONDIT GIVES VIEW OF MATTER The Metlakatla Church Affair From the Standpoint of the Presbyterian* A controversy has been raging for nomo time nt Metlakatla over the use of tho Christian church building there for worship by different de nominations. and recently Secret tary of the Interior John Barton I'aync ordered the trustocs of the ?hurch to throw tliu doors open and to permit ull sects to worship therein ?nd to send to him a ropy of the reg ulations as to the hours und days. Tho action was resented by some >f the people of the city who took i different view of the matter, thlnk ng that the Christian congregation which was established by Father Duncan should have the sole rights :o the building. The following letter to the editor >f the Ketchikan Chronicle, written >>' Dr. J. II. Condlt. head of the Presbyterians for Alaska, sets forth ho Presbyterian view of tho matter: "My attention has beeu called to in editorial in your issue of Decern >er 31st, entitled, 'Crime Against ?'ather Duncan,' and especially to he paragraph referring to the status if the Presbyterian clement there. "It is not my purpose to enter into he discussion of the merits of the axe in general, in your columns. In is much as the iasue is between the )epartment of the Intorlor and the rustoes of tho will of father Hun an, together with the element In he community favoring the contln lance of the Christian church under he control of the said trustees. "In so far as the Presbytery and *rc*byterlan Church Is Involved 1 ' vould like to present the following "1. The I'resbytery lays no claim o the rtyir-h building at Mctlakat a and lias never hail the least bought or purpose of confiscating he building. Its advice to the nenibcrs of the Presbyterian cburcli it Metlakatla has been and is no* o provide for their services else vhere. The Presbyterian church has teen holding Its services In the audi onum of the public school building ind proposes, as soon as the way ipens. to erect a modern church lullding suited to Its needs. "2. Hut it Is also true that while he members of the Presbyterian hurch at Metlakatla disclaim any jurposo of seizing the old church )ullding or forcibly occupying It, hoy have precisely the same equity rights In the building that the rest >f the people have. It happens that ilx out of the eight elders of the Presbyterian church wera at the :lmc of their election elders in the hrlstian church, elocted by the people by public ballot. There are now 117 members In the Prcsbyter lan church, a fact which seems to ludlcate that more than a small ma lorlty of the people aro Identified with it and these people came with tho t-est of the Metlakatlas fropi Itrltlsh Columbia, contributed equal ly with tho rest In the erection of the building In labor and materials. They also have had an equal part in developing tho other interests of Metlakatla. own a large part of the stock in the store and other enter prises and aro as much tho original owners In these things as are the clement adhering to the old system. It Is also to be said that a large part nf the contributions to the erection of the church building at Metlakutla were made by Presbyterian donors anil tills fact is capable of exact demonstration. However, as before said, thov lay no claim to the build lug beyond the same equity rights which they have In all the other property In Metlakatla. In equity they are as much the owners of the building as anyone else. "3. The position of the Chronicle that the Presbyterian clement had a right to organize for worship and to align themselves with some evangelical body rather than to con tinue under Independent relations 1s certainly fair. It Is simply too rUht of self-determination in religious affars which our constitution guar antees to all of our citizens." REAL ESTATE UP GREATLY IN PRICE Coming Prosperity Reflected in Pricei Aiked for Residence Property Here Douglas real estate has gone sky rocketing for some unexplalnable cause. Properties that were held a few weeks ago at nomlnul prices have raised at least SO per cent, accord ing to a man who wished to iccure a thirty-day option on several pieces of residential property for thirty days. On two houses and lots In the res ident section of the city the price quoted to him was $500 more than the houses were for sale for two weeks ago, and the agent of the owners said that the price was sub ject to a raise at any time. All over the city there Is a de rided tightening up. with decisions to hold on to real estate while out side parties have been quietly try ing to get options for thirty days. Those who have property are en couraged by rumors that several in dustries will locate on Oastlneau Channel this year that will ma terially help the city, as It 1s about the only place than an overflow of population at Thane and Juneau can live. There Is a promise that some mines may open up on the Island, that a large cold storage plant will be built at Juneau and a large paper mill for Thane is almost a certainty. With the gold mines opened up on the Island, the city would directly benefit. The Juneau cold storago plant would naturally bring a lot of fishermen to the Channel, many of whom would naturally livv In Douglas, where rent Is cheap and where there Is plenty of room for thoir boats. The Thane pulp mill. If It employs any great number of men, would make Douglas the place where the overflow of population from that town would come. There might not be any reality In all these possibilities, but the fact remains that real estate In Douglas now has a value that It has not had in the past several years. SHATTUCK FUNERAL The funeral of Allen 8. Shattuck, Jr.. son of Mr. and Mrp. Allen Shat tuck of Juneau, was held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon from Holy Trin ity Episcopal Cathedral. The rit ualistic work was read by Kev. Charles K. Rice, dean of the cath edral, and the funsral sermon was preached by Rev. G. (1. Bruce of Northern Light Presbyterian church. L'shers at the church were Leltay Vestal. James McXaughton, Ben Uurford and Dan Kusaell, former schoolmates of the dead boy. Tho pallbearers were L. D. Henderson, rommlssloner of education for Alas ka. J. K. I.ani. superintendent of Ju neau schools. Attorney 8lmon Hcllen thal, J. A. Davis, secretary of the Elks lodge, and A. W. Henning and K. K. Hermann of the The Empire.^ The Juneau public school was dis missed for the day and most of the High School students attended the funeral of their late schoolmate COMPILING RECORDS With an Idea of platting the Doug las cemetery and marking who is hurled in each grave there. L. W. Kllburn, city clerk and at the pres ent time custodian of the record* of the cemetery, is going through the fllea of the Douglas Island New* to ? heck up on those who have been burled there during tho past twenty years. The Douglas cemetery was started slightly more than twenty years ago by public subscription, and a ceme tery association formed, with W. C. Hovel as custodian, and Martin Olson and P. H. Fox as the oher offlcera. For many years Mr. Boyd kept the records of the association with great care and marked oh a plat where each person was burled. He became more feeble as the years went and Anally left, after which time the record became more or less haphaz ard. It Is with an Idea of bringing these records up to date that Mr. Kllburn is now laboring. COMING HOME Robert Fraser, worthy president of the Eagle* lodge of this city, who has been at St. Ann"* hospital. Ju neau. for the past several weeks re i overlng from an operation, has so far recovered that he expects to re turn to his home at Treadwell either tomorrow or early next week. Mr. Fraser was much benetted by the operation.