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The Douglas Island News
h i?i(M ?l |iiHi?ia. Pimi (IMiv uNmoikI-OU-i Malt Mnliir tt'HI.IHIIKD KVKKY KRIDAT fuorriplloo Prtc*. I 3.00 per Year In AdTinc* rilUHNl! "Sl'KN I ?TIIHIJ'T" NATION America is scolded l?y William Mather Lewis, director of thr savings di|wirtm<nt of tin- I'uilnl Stall's Treasury, who de clares this "the worst spendthrift nation "We s|H-tul ^22,W*).?)OO.OeH> yearly for luxuries," lie is quoted as declaring, "and i^lhi^ stii|Kii<loii^ sum was split in two ways we \\<>nld have enough money to solve the world's capitali/alion problem." Hut if they solved "the world's capital life would the people ?;et out of that All too frequently, statist icijjns and eeononiists overlook the faet that even if the American is a handsome spender. he The utrsrestioii that he throws his mon sious o main observers. As a matter of faet. lie i- .. tivful enough spender ill his way. If he diffeYs from that of the Euro to national thought. habit and custom. The American business man custom arily is r< arded as a pretty fair two-listed tighter, lie has a long head. He displays vision. He has lots of murage. He doe* tilings today, not tomorrow or after live The salaried American thinks and acts in much the same way. He works harder than It ! -4 eomjM't itors and uses his brain to how lie relavs. Were lie to scrimp in his pleasure, he probably would not achieve The American can learn from his Kuro ? pean cousin, undoubtedly. He can profit * ably practice some of the thrift precepts the latter follows, just as the Kuro|?eaii can profitably follow some American thrift European cousin how to spend, not rashly but in a manner that will return to the in SOLDI Kit HONTS Hie lam! filed u|H?n l?y ex-soldiers by the term- of thi' bonus Kill now up in the Terri torial lit'swltitun', tin- lull is Im ing blocked waul with Alaskan farm land if they (lit! from the >oldier> to fanu, tin* Territory lie benefitted hv having; more farms autl tin* soldiers would In- onrichrd by tin* Tin- j>oiiit as we look at it is not well taken, for even if a few thousand acres mi'_rlit U' filed on by the soldiers, they would If the ex-soldier should sell out for a few dollars, lie would would have received that mueli anyway as a Imnus whieh would help rei-ompetise him for his war-time ac tivities and it would not eost the Territorv In our way of thinking. the laud I tonus for ex-soldiers i* the easiest way of all when we eouipare it with some of the sums being given by various states that will al most eripple those states financially to Alaska sets off without |>aying a cent and there is a possibility that a number of men who never would have taken up a homestead will to fanning and increase ? he material wealth of the Territory. ? During the coining week Douglas Island |M'ople should get out and Ixiost for the siteeess of the indoor field meet that is to be held next Friday night at the Douglas Natatorium. The affair will not only be an interesting one from a spectator's stand but will be a liberal education to many of the hlfch school bovs who have never had an opportunity to sit' anything of a like yature Wednesday was the 54th anniversary of the signing of the treaty with Russia by Secretary* of State William 11. Seward that gave the Territory of Alaska to the United States for !j>'7,2(K),()00. The day has been named Seward Day and made a holiday in the Territory. The purchase of Alaska for the sum mentioned was one of the greatest bargains ever recorded in any real estate market. John Burroughs, a friend of the birds, l?ces and flowers and America's most loved naturalist, passed away this week while en route from California to his home in New York, lie was the apostle of the great out of-doors. who. having rounded out a 1 ife full of happiness, passed away universally loved for his gentleness and wisdom. The W. C. T. I'. has started a campaign to win the confidence of the people of Chi cago so that they can get into their "kitchens to sec if they have a home brew on. From now on, strangers with pleasant words will have a hard time to get into kitchens, whether it is in Chicago or in Alaska. Representative Cash Cole has intro duced the biennial memorial urging the erection of a capitol building in Juneau, the funds for which have for a long time been available. It will take' more than a memorial to get the capitol built. What is needed is action ? not memorials. Another step towards the culmination ?>f the Thane paper mill was taken this week when advertisements were started in a Juneau jmper for the sale of two billion tVet of pulp timber on Admiralty Island. The industry is creeping up on us as the There must ho s? mift liiii^r in the atmos phere of tin* Island that makes lighters. There can not he a smoker in this section <?f the country hut more than half the syap jH'rs are from Douglas Island. Ireland is another example ? people are always scrap ping there. Tired of being out of work these times (if liijih cost of living, Charles, former em peror of Austria and king of Hungary, is attempting to get hack to the pie-counter. From all appearances he is going to have a liard tight to get hack on the pay roll. While residents of many cities arc try ing their hardest to rush into public office. Douglas citizens are trying their very best to avoid the limelight, and it seems almost impossible to secure enough names to make a lull city ticket this year. Thert* is some consolation in the fact that police cannot frisk a man in Seattle for his pocket flask without a warrant. Those Seattle policemen are too prone to qfleneh their own thirsts at some one else's expense. There is one thing at least about Doug las that is pleasing, and that is tJie fact that a man can wake up in the morning witty the assurance that he has not slid alnilc or two down the side of a hill during the night. Kmery Valentine, several times mayor and -many times candidate for the office, has shied Iris hat into the ring at Juneau and will make a bid for the job again If nothing else, Valentine has persistence. Among the best of the suggestions of fered in the short informal talks of last Friday nisiht was the idea of making rock streets. They would be permanent, with 110 more repair hills to pay. It would be a good April Fool jokQ on the people of Alaska if Wickersham were ap]K>inted governor today. Easter bonnets, if worn at all last Sun day, were thoroughly protected from the very ungentle showers of the day. L ! CIk Stroller ' .v... J The Bt roller I* pleased to report thut war In Russia U mill romping merrily along and that the Bolshe vlkh anil Revolutionist* arc gradu ally thlnnliiK the ranks, the one of the other trimming them down un til both arc b< c online somewhat de pleted. What please* the Stroller in rou ter in Russia Is that no Innocent bystanders arc ever Injured for the reason that, as the entlro popu lation Is allied either on ono side or the other, there are no Innoccul bystanders. Of course, many of thoM engaged, swltrh their fealty day or two but they arc still lit the light. When the Revolutionists rap ture PtrachovJchkilchvy from the llolshevlks. enough Revolutionists usually Join their former enemies to enable them to capture it back the noxt day, but this is their business. When a warrior yearu* to light he should at least be granted the prlv he tires of one side, It Is his Inalien able right to v switch to the ether This fickleness would get a man In wrong In aomo countries, but not In Russia. There the matter of fac settle down to the prosaic task of Kcsidoa, why should poor soldiers when America Is willing to be the work hard and stint memsclves for the privilege, honor and glory of and their victims in those forolgn safe for democracy and democrats. asked what the various factions In Russia arc fighting about and If he hnd not read In n school reader forty not have been able to answer the question or supply anv Information strips of virgin roll hero and there In Russia to run red In human gore. poet Robert South)' describes as told by a rustic named Has per to his erkln. one evening after his day's asaked the old man numerous ques Soutlicv's version of tho old timer's It was on a summer'* evening, And he b.-<lde his cottage door And by him sported on tho green Roll something larse ami round. Which he beside the rivulet. In playing there had found; He came to ask what lie had found That was so large and smooth and Old Kasper took It from the boy Who stood expectant by; And then the old man shook his And with a natural sigh? "Tis some poor fellow's skull." said "Were slain In tho great victory." "1 find them In the garden. Kor there's many hereabout; And often when 1 go to plow, Kor many thousand men." said h ? Were slain lu tho great victory." "Now tell us what 'twar all about." Young Petcrkln he cries; And little Wllhelmlne looks up With wonder-waiting eyes "Now tell us all about the war. And what they fought each other for." "It was the Kngllsh." Kasper cried. "Who put the French to rout; Hut what they fought each other for I could not well nake out; Hut ? verybody said." quot he, 'That 'twas a famous victory." Von little stream hard bv; ground, And he wat- forccd to fly. Nor had he where to rest his head. "With lire and sword the country round Was wasted fnr and wide; And many a chlldlng mother thcty And new-born baby died; But things like that, you know must be At every famous vlstory. "They ?ay It was a shocking sight After the field was won? For jnany thousand bodies hero ' 1 .11 V rottlnK In tho HUli; I ltd t thlngn like that, you know Utcr a famous victory. "Great praise the Duke of Murl And our Rood Prince Kugcne." "Why, 'Iwim II very wicked thliiK' " Said little Wllhelmlnc "Nay. nay, iny little girl," quoth he, "It was a famous victory. "And everybody praised the duke Who this gnat light did win." "Hut what good came 11/ It at last?" Quoth II' I lo Peterkln. "Why that I cannot tell," ?ald he, "Hut 'twas a famous victory." The only difference between the doliiKS at lllenhelm and those now transpiring In Russia Is that no crest victories have been recorder! I11 the latter, but tho causes of th< doings are quite similar and then is as much reason for one as for the In tho meantime, the 8troller ad inonlsh"* his readers ? aye, pleadi with them to forego wine, women and sour- at, least, cut out the sing in); ? and start saving money which will be required to feed starving Russians In the near future, for m country that devotes all Its time to Internal strlfo can possibly keep It* larders choi k*n-block. IN JUNEAU Arthur Olson this week took a portion as driver of the delivery truck of the Juneau Hardware Com pany. His brother. Oliver M. Olson. Is interested in the Arm. EASTER EGG HUNT art's room in the Douglas public school hud a treat last Friday afler-' featuring an Kaster egg hunt. Re ? hereby <i- ? ?r,ir -PPll.-.J '? ?'.,V "fmcn who' "off* dTrlnK ?" war "?? Ith Germany will al*o !?*** ;J saw's of ..-Ittlern Pr>or 10 ?"un ? ? H. Kranltrttone-^xK ^ NK S^H-B-S. u! V'sS'-T^ .r if?" diameter bears S 8 r& ? ; r diameter benr* N S W R SI chain.; Mb ??*?*/ ?* ?-l.al..s; <I;cnc?* N ,o- 3(i" E. 14. "j .-halnn; then? J, V. K 5. 4'. chain*. '! : " ^ W 25.47 chain, to thono* f.I.innlns u,tod upon tl.. place olb^mnin, D>ve|n, of Ju application of T , ,\ tract "f "'i'm acrei. more or lea,. dc ?Et" lV I" ">? r^un.t ....<1 marked /-?* X& ESSTR& ?>?'?? '^r'mauV^ugh" SSlnK ; ; sf "SJ MiffS :? T,? ??? ?? J; dwelling ^CRr v ' - . \v. Horn \ul in ThotDM Bay ..... . .. j.; point above the hlKh ? ''-/m-T^ii^'-1 l,W-' 1 ,w a(0" Hunlock marked tant. and a ?> 14 lt k, ,,W I bean N. 74 Jischaln.; dlrtant: thence 8. 3. ^ W. ?0 chains: thence 8. C. W. zi chain*: .th?"Cq 44. \v 4 72 chain* to"pl?. ' o(''h'.'dnnln?. SOUE DOUGH NOTES Happenings on Douglas Island Twenty Years Ago This Week From Newi File* A man liy the name of lllll* pur rhai >1 a larico hotel hullilliiK at Dyea anil annouucf d that be wax KOing to brlnR it' to Douglas. ji Oliver Andcrr.on. Jo/innlc Muscth anil Carl liolmqulst each rocclvcd a Jam Itanuu y and bride alnrte l hoiiHekeepliiK In the Campboll cot lure on Second at root. Mr. Armstrong arrived to l>? head Kawyer at tbc Coo. K. Jamra Haw Kaator novoltle* being adv?rtlH?l. The Hkamvay Colorojl Quartet def ' inltnly engaged for the Douglas Op HOLIDAY On account of Howard Day. a Ter ritorial holiday, thi*rc wan no aomilon of the Douglaa public school last Wod ncnday DOES IT PAY TO WORRY ABOUT APPENDICITIS t Can appendicitis bo guarded ?gainst? Yes, by preventing Intca llnul Infection. The Intestinal an tiaeptic. Adlcr-l-ka, arts on IIOTII upper and lower bowel, removing AM. foil . decaying matter which might at ait Infection. KXCKI.LISNT for gas o.: stomach or chronic con ?tlpatlon. It removes matter vhlch you never thought wua In your sya lom and which nothing else ran din lodge. One man rc|?orta it la unbe lievable the awful Impurities Adlcr l-ka brought out. Ouy L. Smith, druggist. START A SAVINGS ACCOUNT TODAY You know the man who counts in the long run is the man who saves. Stop putting off (lie opening of your savings account. It won't he any easier to start next month than it is today. One Dollar will start a Savings Account with the B. M. BEHRENDS BANK The Oldest and Largest Bank in Alaska JJ 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. FOR SPRING New Arrivals New Low Prices LADIES' PUMPS Utz & Dunn black kid, short vamp, Louis heel, Chic model. WHITE SHOES AND PUMPS We can supply your neods in Kid, Nubuck, Rheinskin and Canvas. BUSTER BROWNS? We are adding new models in "natty" dress shoes for girls; sizes 11 y2 to 2. BILLY BUSTERS? We now have a com plete line in DRESS and KNOCK ABOUT Shoes? the "BEST SHOES MADE" for boys. MEN'S "FOOT FITTERS Priced unus ually low. Our tip is "Buy Now." SPECIAL DISCOUNTS on odd sizes of broken lines. The most complete and lowest priced line of RUBBER GOODS on the Channel. Good rubbers mean long life shoes. he Treadwel! Store ALASKA TREAD WELL GOLD MIN1NO CO. MERCANTILE DEPT.