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THE DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS
DOUGLAS, ALASKA, FRIDAY FEBRUARY II, 1921 NO 12 COMMERCE FOR TERRITORY Bl(i Balance of Trade Larger Than Last Year? Btmne** on a Steady Basil Now favor of I he Territory of Aluku Is more than a million .iiul a half dol lar* more than In l?tS. H la seen and i?ur.-ly during the past several r-ar* Iho relative positions of the importa and eiporta aro taking place. Tho total commerce of Alaska for M ? ? Id and 2S.OS Sold v"'-| Kori'un roods of th-* Klrst division shows that Ke(rhlkan received more *uod* than Dousla* ? 111.034 Maine* Juneau and Thane Ketchikan I'etcrsburr Sitka Skaftway Wrangdl All other plaivs .... 394.740 3,187.666 3,909. Gil 646,732 317.433 397,81 1 (.040,245 Total 115,(73.31 1 The principal cities a* to receipt* the entire Territory are aa follow*: Anchorage Ketchikan MEXICAN TELLS STRANGE STORY Says He Was Held Captive by Four Men at Freshwater Bay for Three Months who arrived on DoiirIu* Island ot> ihr I'vhua Haj Pa king Co. on ac PRICES STEADIER ON CANNED FISH Cham* Reported to Have Gone Up. But Pricc Yet Lower Than Production Cost Private uldcai received In Ketrh ?s low as flfty-seven cents a dozen, while they are now bringing seven be dl?pow<l of before the salmon even offered now of seventy-Are is estimated that even the most cheaply parked rhums rannol be put FIBE MEETING There Is to be a meeting of Hose Companies So. t and 2 of the Doug las Fire Departmeut at fire head quarters' next Monday night. OLD SWlfllflllN' HOLE BEING DEMOLISHED Old Tank at the Nat. and Building That Housed It Being Torn Down Thii Week Another landmark in disappearing from Douglas this week In (he old swimming t.-nk at tlio Naluturium which Is being torn down by Axel Kronqvlst. Mr. Kronqvlst is demol ishing the building that houses the tank In the rear of Xatatorlum hall and will also tear up the tank. He will use the lumber and plp? con tained In the place. The swimming tank was construct ed approximately nineteen year* ago by the Douglas Natatorlum Associa tion. which built It at the rear of the big building known as the Ar mory. Tho association was started by a body of stockholder* who pur ch.? ed stook lu the conccrn with the Idea of operating a gymnasium and s'vlmmlng pool for the people of the Kor a time affairs prospered and the swimming tank had a big run. hot salt-water baths and swimming parties being popular. Moat all of the generation of young folks who have now grown up learned to swim The pool had been In operation but s short time when, on the 4th of July. 1902, the slip leading to tbe float on the ferry wharf broko ami ilropped some sixty-five or seventy rred there that day watching a ?ld tank has had a place In the financial difficulties through which >.'irtlcs several times afterwards but lays the "old swlmmin' hole" will I"r> dwell mint's when the tank and itraight down when the earth un SPECIAL FERRY l>h to attend the 'fifteenth annual ill nf the Junoau Klre Depnrtment I' l l tomorrow night, the ferry that leave* Juneau at 7:30 each Saturday scheduled to leave Thane for Juneau ileaide* the firemen of Douglas nf the Juneau drpurtmcnt tomorrow night. many other people here arc planning on attending the dance. Mfalr of the season. PACKING HERRING A. H. Sonsthagen, who I* In charge of the Douglas Inland Pack senee of J. II. I<ong. the owner, on a selling trip to the East, la packing herring In half pound cans by an unique method of hi* own. After the herring are Heaned they are pickled In vinegar and all kinds of sglce* for quite a while and later put up into ran*. The ltah. aftor canning, are said to be flno and con stitute a delicacy In food that I* Mr. Son*thagen caught the her ring himself while out at a herring station thia summer and it was with thla load of pickled fish that he was wrecked below Taku Inlet last fall, managing, however, to save hif cargo after his boat was wrecked. TO PRINCE RUPEKT 1 In v i 11 k hoard from Mr. Gurr that lie lias at last boon able to secure apartment*, Mrs. A. K. Uurr and two children. Jack and Cecllo. will leave for Prince Rupert on tho next trip of the Princess Mary. February 24. The family will make their homo at Prince Kupert. near whero Mr. Ourr Is engaged hi the logging bus lne*a with Emll Palmbom. formerly of thla city. ASSOCIATION TO MAKE ITS PROTEST Parent-Teacher Body Opposed to Abolishment of Government Schools for Natives The principal features of tho meet ing of the Douglas Parent-Teacher Association her* Monday night wan the adoption of resolutions oppos ing tho abollshmont of tho govern ment school* for natives tn Alaska. The admittance of the naJlvex Into tho city schools was a I no oppoaed. The secretary of the association was Instructed to forward a copy of the resolutions to Delegate George B. Crigsby at Washington, D. C. John Rustgard. attorney general, elect of Alaska, was the speaker of the evening a^d addressed the asso ciation .on educational matters. Mrs. J. C. McDrldo of Juneau, ac companied by Mlsa llelea Stanaflelri on the piano, gave a reading that was pronounced one of the best of Its kind heard In Douglas. The High School orchestra gave numerous selections and thero were also vocal numbers by the children of the school. NO MORE LIGHTS NOW AT SKAGWAY Council Orders Street Lights Cot Off When Disagreement Arises With Company The city council and the Home Power Company of Skagway hn7e , had a disagreement over the charges minated on February 1 in all the street lights being cut off and the i-l t y is now In darkness, and lanterns | and flashlights are used by cltlxens to the power company la $2 per , light per month, making a total to i"' paid by the city last year of II. <07.90. The council was of the opinion that the rate was too high as counting' tho hour* that the liKhts burn It made the kllowat , hour coat much higher tliati the ' commercial rate. Representatives of the company who met the council would not give any better rate than 10 centa per k. w. and It Is further stated that If j the town were to go on a meter basis It would be required to pur- 1 chase the fixtures at about $4.50 each and pay a company employee j to attend to the m at the rato of one 1 dollar a day and besides pay a min imum fee of $50 a month. The council ofTered to pay f 1.200 1 a year for tho present service of 73 ' lights, and as that was refused, or ROLLER SKATING A roller skating party li to bp 1 given by the young folks of Douglas Island at the Natatorlum hall to night. The usual good time that is enjoyed at these parties is looked for this evening. Electric Light Globes Now for Sale AND ELECTRIC Vacuum Cleaners FOR RENT All kinds of Electrical Conveniences for the Home YOU WILL FIND AT Guy s Drug Store OUY L. SMITH. Prop. 3d and I) St. Douglas, Alnska FAMOUS CASE IS LOST BY COMPANY May Mugford Wins Com for Dam age* on Appead to Circuit Court at San Francisco Last Monday tho Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal* handed down a do clslon upholding the vordlct of the dl?tri< t court of the Klnit dtvlnlon of Alasku In awarding damages In the sum of $13,600 to Miss May Mug ford for personal injuries alleged to have boon received by her when she foil through a hole In the sidewalk lu front of the side entrance of the Treadwell Club building. This case Is ono that created con siderable interest during the trial which started before Judge Robert W. Jennings on January IS, 1920. and closed when tho Jury brought In iUi verdict for I13.SOO on the night of January 23. Miss Mugford waa a young lady who lived at Trcadwcll with her parents. Her father, brothers and herself were employed by tho com pany. she being a clerk In the com pany btoro. She was In attendance at the annual ball of the Treadwell Kire Department on the night of August 20, 1916, and Hl"s, in com pany with a number of other people, leaving the hall in tho Club build ing to go to supper in the boarding house. Stepping out of the side door of tho Club building she stepped through u hole in the plank ing that hud been broken shortly be fore by some young men Jumping on It. She fell several feet and re ceived Injuries to her spine. It wi>s claimed, that caused her much Ill ness and to be permanently an In valid. Many months after the accl The case was a hard fought mo between attorney* for tho company, ellcnthal & Hcllenthal. and Roden Zeigler for tho plaintiff. Wit nesses to tho accident who had moved away from Alaska wore brought back to testify and every minor point was contested. The cul mination of the case was the award ing of perhaps tho largest damages over given In this part of tho coun try for tnjurles that were not fatal. The Treadwell Company soon of :er tho decision was given servod notice of appeal to the circuit court ind briefs were submitted and ar dimenls made last fall with the de ihion as noted given early this week. LARGE SUMS FOR EUROPEAN RELIEF rotal to Far It $8,703.08 With Major Part of Territory to Be Heard From Juneau, with u donation of St. J77.55, lead* the towns of thlti vi cinity in the matter of roller (or the starving children of Europe. The int:i| collected for thli particular district a* reported Wednesday by Chairman George T. Jackson to Governor KIrrs, Territorial chair man. is $4,671.70. This docc not in hide the territory adjacent to Ket A telegram was received this week from District Chairman John A. Clark of the fourth division, stating that $4.1 11.13 had been received by him from various sources In his llvision. With this addition to the fund In the Territory, the total Is now $8. 703. OS with a large per cent i>f the districts yet to he heard from. Subscriptions from various towns In this district have been as follows: 78.75 Treadwell . 200.00 Alaska-Juueau . ? 238.00 Thane .... 268.50 I'erseverancc 190.50 Gypsum 134.00 Spccl Hlvor .......... 75.00 Punter lluy .. Kagle River 8chool 3.00 Mary Kashevaroff. Kasaan . 10.00 Petersburg . 207.80 Kake _ . 28.00 Tenakee J01.60 Sitka ...... ..... 395.60 Juneau Kod Cross _? 500.00 Total - 14,671.70 Old Nomeltes now living in Ket chikan nro Investigating the possi bilities of raising reindeer In South eastern Alaska. They say there aro places that arc almost Ideal for the raising of the deer. VISITS CHANNEL E. M. Goddard, who a* a boy a I down year* ago lived In Douglas with hlH father and mother. Dr. ami Mrs. K. L. Goddaril, was In from th< (loddard Hot Springs thin woek with His wife, who loft yesterday morn ing for Winnipeg. Canada, to vlalt with relatives. Since last summer Mr. Ooddard and his wife have bean staying at the hot springs helping to take rare of the sanitarium and he says that although they are greatly handi capped by poor transportation fa cllltles tbe resort has been enter taining a considerable number of visitors. Ho returnod to his home on the Esteboth last night. LITIGATION OVER PREMIER SETTLED Decision Given in Regards to the Most Famoui Property in Hyder Mining District R. E. K. Nell), manager of the Premier mine near Stewart. U. C.. won tho suit brought against him by Maurice W. Bacon. a nilnjng en gineer. according to a decision hand ed down In Spokane by Federal Judge Iludkln. word of which was received In Kotchlkan today, says the Chronicle. According to the plaintiff, the value of the quarter Interest was $2,500,000; tho defendant, however, held tho Interest to be worth $25o. 000. An alleged partnership agree ment was the basis of the suit. Judge Kudkln's opinion recited that in two cases Bacon, the plaln tlff. had Influenced witnesses and larked good faith In not bringing tli,. suit in 191". when lie first knew of Nelll's operations. Instead, the opinion stated, he had waited until December, when the worth of the mlno was proved. Referring to the testimony of John Benson of Salmon. B . and a witness for the defense, the opinion goes on to say: ? Benson testified to a conversation with the plaintiff In 1917 In a hotel at Salmon. He asked bin Arc you Interested with Mr. Nelll In the property he is developing up north? ,,nd the plaintiff answered 'N>. This is tho same party who whs of fered $100 l>y the plaintiff to absent himself and not appear a? a witness charge against Bacon In connection with the t ?alimony of \V. J Harris, a wltnoss for the plaintiff, and whom, the opinion says, was paid $1.2fi0 "between the commencement of the suit and the time of trial According to the opinion, this amount was said to be due the wit net-. Harris, from the Hudson Bay Company, a controlling Interest In which Is held by Bacon. Bacon, the opinion says, explained the payment to Harris by saying thnt he regard I'd it as a "moral obligation.' al though. the opinion goes on to say. "there can be no denying that the payment had a corrupting Influence' on the wltncas. Judge Rudkln holds that the testimony of Harries was "Impeached by contradictory state menu." and that "no credcme lould be placcd on It. The Judge "deemed the conduct of the parties at the time safer than ihe uncor roborated testimony of either party." Regarding the lack of evidence pre rented by some witnesses, the opln-, ton says: "Some of the corroborat ing witnesses stand sadly In need of corroboration themselves." Judge Rudkln holds that Sell! undertook tho examination of the Buah properties, which were later the Premier mine, on a Joint ac count with Bacon, proof of which is given In tho fact that he presented ,i bill of expenses which was paid. ?Whether the Joint venture extend ed beyond the Daly and Bush prop erty Is not material." recites the opinion, "but Inasmuch aa the do fendant refused employment as manager of the Hudson Bay Com pany at $150 a month, it would ap pear that they ceased at that time. The court likewise ruled that the $3,000 held by the plaintiff to have been paid for expenses of Nelll. but which Nell declared to be pay ment of stock In the Hudson Bay Company, appeared to be as the defense alleged, since a further pay ment of expenses of $250 was given afterward, althrtugh there was no evidence to show that the $3,000 had been expended. CARD PARTY Tho Order of Kaatern Star will en tertain at a card party on next Tuesday evening at the Odd Follow* hall. ELKS AND THANE WIN AT BOWLING Second Game* of Intercity Tourna ment Rol'ed in Juneau Lait Night ? Elks Lead The Elks' turn defeated the Brunswick* by a total ot only pin* lost night. with a ?corn of 2338 to 2334. and Treadwell wax defeated by Thano by a score of 23U4 to 2203 In the second scries of the Ramon of the Intercity tournament. The first named names were bowled on the Elks' alleys and the latter on tho llruniwlck'a. The third name* of the aerlca are to be rolled next Thursday evening, when the Elks and Brunswick* will meet on the Brunswick alleys and Trekdwell and Thane on the Tread well alleys. Standing of Teams Team Came* Won Lost Total Elk* 2 2 0 4770 Thane 2 2 0 4677 llrunswlcks .... 1 o 2 4111 Tread well .2 0 2 4469 Lait Night's Scorn ELKS "Hunter 146 169 178 ?483 Kry 150 147 188 ?486 Lavenlk 175 166 126 ?466 Vander Leeat 148 162 161 ?461 Karragar 118 165 170 ?463 Total . .. 737 78S 812?2338 BRUNSWICK Henry .... .. 166 138 * 148 ?442 WatU 134 156 132 ?423 Tcrzovlch 169 165 177 ?601 Craig 166 131 147 ?434 Darby 197 I8? 162 ?636 Total 802 776 766? 2334 TREAOWEL.L Anderson .... 142 165 149 ?466 Uoknnlch 118 165 1?7 ?440 Higley 130 130 179 ?439 Teriovlch .... 172 128 163 ?463 Gavrll 154 168 173 ?486 Total 716 736 831?3203 THANE It. McCormlck 164 134 142 ?440 Gnmmarra .... 149 156 145 ? 460 W.. McCormlck 149 164 178 ?481 Olson ..... 196 179 134 ?608 K. McCormlck 137 146 143 ?426 Total TENAKEE SPRINGS N LIVELY AT PRESENT Stormi on Inlet Uarooa Fishermen, But Dances Still Go On the Same Frank Bach, head Jailer at tbc Juneau federal Jail, returned to hl? home here last Saturday on the gas boat Gadfly after having spent a rouple of weeks visiting at Tenakee. Mr. Bech visited with his daughter. Mrs. R. E. Coughlin. and her hus band. Mr. Bach said that while he was at Tenakee there was a big wind ?torm on that made the Inlet impos sible to navigate for small boats. Charles Johnson, formerly of this L-ity, nnd a companion who went across the Inlet from Tenakee were marooned there and for four days could not even get to tbelr gas boat which was anchored o(T shore. "Crab" Murphy, the Tenakee fisher man, want across in his little open boat with an outboard motor and could not return home for a week. The Ice this year, according to Mr. Bnrh. is no' so plentiful In the inlat as It was last winter, when It ex did not get an opportunity to catch hindered navigation. The head of tho inlet is froxen over, as is ueual In the winter time. Good catches of king salmon have been made In the Inlet, but on ac count of the poor weather Mr. Bach did not get an opportunity to ca^ch any fish. Most of the cabins at the hot springs town are occupied this season, he said, and the little place has been quite lively all winter. Dances are given quite often and Mr. Bach, who was a great dancer In his younger days on Douglas Isl and. limbered up his Methodist foot and enjoyed himself immensely. After his rest and the many hot haths that he took. Mr. Bach has re turned to his work feeling much better than when he loft for his va cation. A Joint resolution has been Intro dured In the Oregon legislature ask ing the President to negotiate a treaty with Great Britain whereby purse seining wll bo prohibited in the Pacific ocean where the United States and Canada have Joint Juris diction.