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The Douglas Island News
Punt OftW m SmhiImMJIh h Mull W'KMSHKt) KVKKY KKllMV futecriptton Prtc*. 9 3. 00 p?r Year in Advanc* A U(H>I> KKSOLl'TION Tli?> Hritt resolution, ii>tr?Hluc?-<l in the Territorial Senate litis week, asking thht < 'ongi . ? turn over to the Territory of Alas ka t Im* control of tin* fisheries of tin' waters of tin* Territory, is a one. The bill an nexed to the resolution, giving laws tliat an- to govern the fisheries, is well drawn up ami somewhat comprehensive in wojh*. offering uihnI suggest ions for the way to stop the del let ion of the natural wealth of Alaska. There is not a question of douht in tlx he controlled h\ the |ieople of Alaska. A hoard composed of Alaskans, living in Alas ka and having the interests of Alaska a' heart, \\?>uld Ik more coui|tctent to admin tinted thousands of miles away. The resolution is. of course, only an ex predion of opinion to the control govern iitn, and does not mean that we art to s;aiii iiunii diate eontrol. It is concede*! that win ii once a hureau irets its strougle hold on anything ii hates to let go. In this instance there wonld be some interests W e hope that the Hritt resolution passes nia.v be taken seriously at Washington DKNKY NOT ?? I TSSY FOOTING" S. n-i.ir i'i the Navv Denbv emphat nicasures when tin- national defense in ly announced tin- other day. "ami I hope ??f tin- -traddlei- on this issue in Congress. and declare themselves without camotlagr Tin* practice of (Kissing appropriation bills for defense pui|H?ses with a lame dis armament resolution attach*^! thereto has If disarmament were a possibility. American < 'oiigress recognizes the futility of all such hopes an?l plans. I >i?ariiuuiieiit is not an issue at this time hi the United States. It will not b< for it give proof ol their purpose by dclib eratly cutting down appropriations for If. or when, they take this step, they will not fail to obtain from the American people ami the Congress all the cooperation So far as the United States is concern ed, the proposition of naval defense is plain: Either this country is to have a navy second to none or it is tamely to accept a secondary position on the high seas, with all that subordination to another power will mean to commerce, prestige and future nat inual defense. If Denbv has his way, the United States will not in future find itself in the latter uncomfortable and dangerous position. 1 It is not "pussyfooting" on defense matters. We make a plea for the success of the! indoor field meet to be held at the Douglas Natatorium on next Friday evening, April 1. It is the first event of its kind ever held <>n the Channel and something that should' hi of interest not only to every lover of clean sport but to the parents of boys who are attending school. Attend and take a friend and help encourage the promoters and those taking part, and spend a pleas ant evening. So tangled have the locators of Alaskan oil lands bccomc that the Department of the Interior has not been able to straighten them out, so all applications will be grant ed. The locators can worry about the mat ter themselves after hav&ig had surveys made. We would consider that the land of fice has "passed the buck" at a very good There is balm in (Silcad to the Alaskan fishermen in the fact that although many canneries in this jiart of the Territory may not operate this season, the trolling busi ness looks most favorable. The big red king salmon, salt or fresh, are gaining in popularity each day and it is predicted that the 1 rolling grounds will be dotted with Germany is again getting a little touch of high litV from the Communists, who are revolting and seizing the reins of govern ment in some pails of the country. It may he a little smoke screen to make an excuse for the nou-payment of the war indenm The extra session of Congress is called for April 11. It will perhaps he shortly alter that time that the governor of Alaska will he named. No adds are being given on either Wiekcrsham or Hazelet to win >ut in the race, hut a dark horse has a lot of hackers. A short-haired woman has started agi tation in flic state of Washington to have a set of "blue laws" passed. The contem plated laws forbid most everything on Sun days except going to church. If they pass, they will l>c another good excuse for Alas kan."- to stay in the North. With two judges working in the court house on the hill in Juneau, cases are being dis]>osed of exceedingly fast. On the crim inal calendar the majority of the cases are ones for alleged violation of the dry law, and these kind of cases travel fast. The Alaska Gastineau Company may not he contemplating building a large paper mill on (iastiucau Channel, but two billion feet of timber is a lot of wood to have on a company's hands without milk ing any use of it. Tlie only objection we can find to Sen ator Collins' bill to give Alaskan women a right to sit on juries is that it. discrimin ates against single women, as none of them will admit that they are twentv-one years Permits are being issued for the manu facture of wines for non-beverage purposes. The wine can be used for medicinal pur poses only. We look for a wave of chronic sickness to sweep the nation. Knoimh good citizenship should be manifested in Douglas tonight to bring out a crowd to the caucus that is to be held at the school house for the purpose of nom inating men for city offices. Steamboat men are predicting a larger influx of people to the North this year than ever before. Some will remain and others will be tourists. In either case they will be benefitted by the trip. k jChe Stroller] ?????? ??***? ????? ? ???? ? ?? "Dawton. March 8. 1921. "Hear Stroller: "A? all Indications p'lnt lo an arly HprliiK. I rlto to remind you that gravo palntln' time will be alonn vary noon and I will nead a roup!" or cans of green paint to keep tli i;ravo of Limpln' Grouse green dur ing the bare period betwixt the time the ?now goca and the gram comes, me havln' promised her when she died that I would allua kejp her grave green ccptln' when It wo* cov ered with snow. By the aid of the grass for soreral months every summer and by uatn' green paint durln' the bare seasons of spring and fall I have been able to keep in violate my promise to theftleor de ytars ago and made one day when we earh li.ui a foot on the brasa rail at Tom ChlHliolma when you said you woull furnish the tiendcd green paint so long as I would ncad it. Well, I ncad it now or will by the time you ran get It hear after got tin' this letter. "As Kvcr Yourn, "SOURKST OK AI.L, DOl'OHS. "I*. H. Thar ain't no green paint In Dawson or you could send the price to me. Better send It by ex Thc foregoing Is but ono of the many reminder* which constantly oalty which characterized him away It seems ages now when there were were referred to bnrtenders from, consulting his favorite bartender be It was In April of 1900 that the man. he had been shipwrecked on a whaling voyage to tthe Arctic ocean along the cnaxt of Seward Peninsula and Bering sea from Point Barrow to the mouth of the Yukon rlv^ und affinity In Llmpln' Grouse: of how they loved, mooned and spooned for she lay on her death bed that he would keep her grave green even If It wm to enable the old man to departed one that Stroller, when somewhat het up, offered to supply and fall for 21 year*, but he reek for twice each year or 42 ? thla makes ?:t time* he has "come late unpleasantness the prlco of The same mall from Dawson that brought the recent requisition for nee. the Sourest of All Doughs. has withstood the rigors of winter In a !Hth anniversary In December He and still udhen to tho custom he He says It Is too Ineipd without the carbolic add. Belli* one of the very pride to the old man and appoar In terested In keeping him alive until grave of Umpln" Orouse or at the government dispensary." Now as a matter of civic pride, the 8troller feels that. If tho people of Dawson are so proud of the Sour est of All Doughs, they should at least help the Strollor out ou his not known to the Dawaonltea that tho lntter has paid for all the paint that has been used on that grave for the past twenty-one yeare and he Is loath to call their attention to It and does not propose doing so ? that la, unless the old man la going atrong when ho passes the 100th mllepost. The Stroller knows the people of Dawson and knows that they are not of the stamp to rele gate glory to themselves at tho ex pense of others. Far from It! They would Kindly mid cheerfully assume (he paint obligation If they wore mado aware of (ho rlrrumstancos un der whlrh the Stroller assumed tt, . which were those: The Stroller waa not a drlnklm num. That lit. not a drinking nia'ii In (he sense (hat (IrlnkliiK men In to. In fart, an compared with many (here ut (hat tlmo. (he Stroller wn? almoHt a (eetotaler- alt hough he frequently hoisted a few. I)ut In liad heard of (he old man who In variably used carbolic arid an a chaser and waa anxious (o know II (lie report waa true. It waa. And it waa while verifying (bo report at four hlta per verify tha( tho Stroller reached (ha( stage of generoslt) whlrh promp(ed him (o aaatime (In green paint obligation. which obll nation he has alnce kept aa inviolate as haa the Sourest of All Itotighi kept inviolate Ills promise to l.ltnpln Grouse (o keep hor grave preen at al (lines when l( la no( rovered with anow. Aa evidence of (he latter'* alnrerlly, (he 8(roller waa three weeks Into In lending green paint a year ago and the laUcr haa It on Rood authorKy that (ho old man hauled ten bushels of anow half n mile or more on a hand aled every day during those (hree weeks In order lha( his promise might br kept, as, whon (hat gravo is not whlto It must be green, and, whon VISITING SISTER nixht for the Ooddard Hot Springs, slsler of Mrs. Lucy. restoration to entry of LANDS IN NATIONAL FOREST below. unbracing ? * , S.' r w,lh,n ,h'' Ton,-.? Na I nit- d Stairs laml off|.-.. .it Jm,.>nn A I links, oil May 3. I!.*:. Any Ml ?'Jtrli-nliur.il purposes prior In Jsnu ^?"e. ? preference right to make ? homes lead entry for th InndH in itially occupied. Hui.l InndH wen H?t-d upon the application of the " ? i noun mentioned below, who have ? preference rl*ht subject to the ud.il nuch feitler or applicant In and Hie preference rlKfit lc exer.-i ed ment and entry by any iiualinril p.-r twenty days prior to the above date 'rnrlce men who nerved during the war with Germany will ale. have a preference rlKht of ontry for a period "" nix ty- three days prior In th.- above ?late. Such preference, however, is and llstees. A iract of 28.01 acres more or led*, dexcrlbed ns follows: leKitinliiK at Corner No. 1 which In i l|iii|cnl ?ith Corner No. 4 ,.! ,\| b?t f'edernon homrntead .-!alin ? ?*?'?? "one 24x12x1-1 in. hen. M inches In the ground, marked on NK ? "-K.S. 44; ii hence ? PpruVo iff r <li?moter b??nni S 8:.>J 15' V.!: Whence n spruce w. 5.31 chalnn; both marked 4 U.K. '4 MY theme 8 2* 30' w 14 ss chain*: thence N. 87? \v 7,,.. Chill nn; thence N. 8* 30* E 30 09 ? bains; ihenc N. 30* 30' E I I IK chalnn; thence 8. 83' K 45 chain*; D?.e??nf . *?' W> 25 47 ' hi"?" '<> place of l.oglnnln* Listed upon the application of Tom Diiveln, of Ju ofnV'riAi""k" U,t A traei arrca, more or Ics* <!<? scrlbod an follows; Beginning at Corner No. 1. a <-ir*4' spruce U*', ln ???' Kfoiind and market H. 1. l-orett Service monument de scribed a granite boulder 3'x4'x3' above ground. situated In about the center of a small slpugh branching one hnff 'hC K"""fh ">??" one-half mile east of Point Agasslx and about six chain* east of th rJL'h" V,mber /S M- c,It "? of the boulder and ,1 chiseled above in. .. Northeast orner of the duelling bears 8. fii \y \jt Fam-haw bear. N. 51* ;i0' w Horn fh . .m .nr" <3- 3S K above '"1Tho"'?- Bay bears N. ? 10 K. lolnt abovo the high gla cier Just south of the Patterson Gla cier beam N. 85* K . bears N. 76* 30' ?... 8.57 chain distant. NK .orner ,H., be.ara 8" Cn" chains I An?A h?""lock marked 8. 84* K.. 11 links dls * 30" h""'lock marked HW/1 bear- N. 74 XV., 14 links distant; thence 8. 39 K 13 chains; v'sk. n US ?'? rh?'ns; thenc. A K St ehalns; thence N .!:! W. Co chains; thence 8. 67* \V ''l chalnn; tl ence 8. 26* E. 4143 chains; theace 8. 4 4* \V. 4.7S chains to place of beginning Listed upon Box atrPi .?U.0n K?f '' A Swi""??> ? ?i . ' c,er'bur*' Alaska. List 6-2140. January 21. l ft 21 C \f BRl CK, A isls'.ant Commissioner of the Genera. Land Office. SOUR DOUGH NOTES Happenings on Douglas Island Twenty Yean Ago Thii Week From News Filet A ronvcntlnn of Alaskan mlwdon nrlc* was k. Ii fluk'd to bo bold In ' Hour. In* the latter pari of Juno and j tho flrol part of July. Frank llarli wa> advertising for Halo bualneas or drexa aulti prlied from $.1,611 to ) 18.00. Tho 300 Mill started up at Tread well for tho spring. It. J. Willi* wa? rhoncii n:-. thi' flrtit mayor of Treadwell. Tho Knights of l'ythla* gave a vory enjoynble smoker. A number of hunters returned from a trip to the vlelnlty of Bear creek on Admiralty inland and de clnrcd that that country was a hunter'* paradlu. The Skagway Colored Quartette wbh billed to alng at the family show at the Douglas Opera House. GIRL'S STATEMENT WILL HELP DOUGLAS Many women will profit by the following statement of one of their sex: "I wua afraid to eat on account of stomach trouble. Kren rice did J not agree. After taking Adler-l-ka I can out anything." Adler-l-ka acta on BOTH upper and lower bowels, removing foul matter which poison ed stomach. KXCKIXKNT for ga* on the stomach or sour atomach. Guards against appendicitis. It liringN out polwnous matter you never thought waa In your system. Guy L. Smith, druggist. II START A SAVINGS ACCOUNT TODAY You know the man who counts in t lie long ,j run is the man who saves. Slop putting off the ? t opening of your savings account. It won't he anv easier to start next month than it is today. ; One Dollar will start a Savings Account with the || B. M. BEHRENDS BANK j The Oldest and Largest Bank in Alaska r EDISON LAMPS COFFEE PERCOLATORS WAFFLE IRONS CURLING IRONS TABLE LAMPS FLAT IRONS And Other Types of Electrical Appliances GUY'S DRUG STORE DOUGLAS AGENT ALASKA ELECTRIC LIGHT & POWER CO. * ?? i? in 11 mini 1 1 i mi iiiilBlW^??i I We Announce | New Low Prices In New Shipments and General I Reductions in much of our al ready low-priced Merchandise. Men's Furnishings and Shoe Dept. Reduced prices in Children's Coveralls; Men's and Boys' Overalls; Dux back Cloth ing; Underwear; Men's and Boys' Suits; Extra special low prices in Crossett Shoes for Men and Women and in Ladies' Ox fords. We have met the decline in prices in all these lines. Dry Goods Dept. Reductions in Ginghams, House Dress es and Bungalow Aprons. Grocery Dept. Our prices are always with the market in staple lines and the lowest always. "Service and Satisfaction" is our motto. TREADWELL PRICES SPELL ECONOMY The Treadwell Store ALASKA TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO. MERCANTILE DEPT.