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CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY IN DOUGL/ J
THE DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS As - - ? ___ /\ 4 D0l'<iLAS. ALASKA, FRIDAY, JULY 1, 1921 ' BRIGHT OUTLOOK FOR CELEBRATION Finance Committee Report. abl* and A?ar*nce Given That there Will Be Good time w,th ?h, report o< th. nn?c. ?t ?h. rr. o J?l> !??? ^nd?y "'?h ,ur . oura*.?? nt ?? ?????? J" comm. icbrutum on Doug.- ? .unrnmc- ro,.,r?d "ry fa""*. pro?rr? hat"* b~? mido with th. dvin* an ???"?" , . -h funds *ouM b. on hand Th, pun. at th. pr? ?t tlm. lo , a,r th. deration on the after nuou of Jub 3 ??* ?l ,eMt ,W? baaebail r-- ?:ontesttng^t?*m? omiclaa. I< I? ?'Unn^1t? K'"; ; ..K(CreKattn? about $?&? for It la wry likely that the ?K>rU r,,, early In th. -ortrtM. ?, b.. folio. ed by an oration tro? th. crand ..am. th, b*? ?e. and (or .MWr.o. Th~ ??.-? 'or ? hl'dren of ?U IW* ??1 *too include .om. of th. ?.-.virth. allo? in* Dou*la* l??and . I,, witnc* th. ba?b?ll tournament. , ? < h the l>ou*la? team 1? W par- , th, cha.rmeu .f ?h. ?rioua com- , .HNr. lut i:ed in the name, o , .nt, , o zm merman. ; "SE^Am. MM ?. ?"?? . K Cat U. J"? William.. ?ell* Cray. , Lin BoVanlch. Mr, O. Wat.rud, , W II .? ^ NEW VESSEL Fi-r servict In conncctftn with the 1 Cold Bay district of Western Alaska. ' manager. has purchased the Ameri can steam trawler Ripple on the At- 1 lantlc and will send her to this tween Seward and Dutch Harbor, but her principal service will be to suppl i from Seward to Cold Bay The *< >1 was purchased In New York and Is expected to leave this week (or Alaska via the Panama Canal. She will be renamed the Mr. McCord returned to Seattle a few dav* ago from Washington, D. I where he Died S3 oil claims com l -in* more than 1SO.AOO acres of land. With four geologists and a party of men skilled In oil work, he ?ailed on the steamship Admiral . Walton for Cold Bay. The Admiral Watson has a ship ment of 40 horse* and supplies for oil prospector* going into the Col4 Bay district. She will land her pas s-.igers at Portage Bay. where light ers haTe been provided. HOME WITH SON Mrs. P. R. Bradley, accompanied by her son. Philip, arrived on the Prince** Alice Tuesday night. Mrs. Bradley left here several weeks ago to attend the graduation exercise* of her son at the Culver Military Acad emy at Culver. Indiana. NO RESEBVATIONS According lo word recelred from Charles Schramm, who loft hero sev eral week* ago u? a delegate lo the Grand Lodge of Masons at Spokane, the flrtt reservation he baa been able to itccur* to come north la on July S4. Mr. Schramm la vlaltlng with his parenta at Belllngham. Wash. Owing to heavy tourlat bookings and curtailment of boat sailings on account of the marine atrlke. all available passenger space on north bound boats I* booked far ahead. SEVERAL LOCAL BOYS WILL FIGHT Three Douglas Islander* Matched in The American Legion Smoker of July Fourth At least three Douglas Island boxers will appear at tho American Legion Smoker at Juneau on the evening of the Fourth of July, and It Is probable that several more will be matched before the complete card Is made up. I*at Hollywood, formerly of the Keadv Bullion hoist. Is matched to box Jack Johanson of the foundry eight rounds In tho main event of the evening Both men have been In training tor some time. Hollv wood Is at Lltuya bay with the Is packing about twelve miles a day. He will arrive |iere within a Few days to finish up on light train ing. Johanson is training every in. throwing the medicine ball and ?e In the very best of condition to leen matched to box D*born *>f Ju ire very evenly matched in weight, >ay and la getting the same kind of The rest of the bnutn havo not a? FISHING INDUSTRY IS BACK TO NORMAL >rtwar Condition* rPevail in the North in Salmon Packing Business Making a return to, pre-war flsb !2l wait Invested in the fisheries ol 1 920 statistics of Alaska fisheries if the lTnlted State* bureau of fish eries. The Industry Bare employ - >f the fisheries were ralued at $41. Thls decrease was due almost irholly to the lessened pack of sal annluic. mild curing and fresh sal oon branches of the Industry. waste material in the manufacture ranees were also noted in the quan tity and value of the output of the The total park of canned salmon was 4.429.463 cases, a decrease of 154, 225 eases, or approximately 3 1-3 Alaska in 1930 was SS.OSO.fi39 fish. 1919. an Increase of approximately 13 per rent. The number 'of ranner 146. or eleven more than In 1919. Value of products of the other fisheries were as follows: llallbut. tl.73C.79ll; herring. $1,303,614; rod. $1,117,464; whales. $562,302; claas. $ 16.8 12; trout. tl3,C6t; sableflsh, $28,554; crabs. $1.?40. and shrimp. 49.133. FROM TENAXEE Miw Alberta Qallwa*. who visited (or a week with Mra. Rose Manley At Tenakee. returned here on the Earl M. laat Saturday nlnht. The youns lady had a most enjoyable time at the hot springs town. MOVE TO DOUGLAS Mra. J. C. Hannah and daughter. Verne, who have been at Katalla for the past year, have again taken up their residence In Douglas. PROMINENT PLACE GIVEN TO ALASKA American Mining Congress at Chi cago in October Will Feature Northern Ores Seattle, Juno 20.? Alaska has been aligned the position of prom inence in tho large mining oxhtbtt that will be staged by the American Mining Congros* at Chicago, In Oc tober of this year. Thii exhibit la to be held during tho week of the 24th and during the convention of the Congress which brings together mining men from every section of our country. The exhibit Is to be staged in Chicago's largo Coliseum, which assures of Ita being crowded with visitors throughout the week. This building has 40,000 square feet of floor space and Alaska haa been allotted tho central space of thirty feet In diameter from which all alslca will radlato. Tho exhibit is to be of minerals, mining machinery and equipment with the sole exception of Alaska, which has been permitted to exhibit all of its resources. This will make It possible for the Alaska exhibit to be the most spectacular and attrac tive of any In tho Coliseum. In order to make It a live exhibit It has been suggested that tho Alas ka display should Include a demon stration of placer mining -a typical sourdough prospector and a hand rocker, rocking out virgin getfl. The mineral exhibits should contain ex types of oro from Alaska. 8uch an exhibit will be a startling rovelatlon to mining men of the country of the Kreat diversity of mineral resources justrles. To these should bo added \hlblts of all non-mineral prod ucts- - marble, graphite, all qualities if coal and an attractive exhibit of Minerals, however, aro only a resources that should be displayed. ?lies .timber, agriculture, reindeer, wd last but not least. Alaska, great md forwarding exhibits. Chairman lohn I*. Hartman has named a com loslln Is chairman, that Is prepar ing to render every poslble assistance n making this exhibit one that will "ees be named. In each Alaskan town to secure mining exhibits. The reecnt session cf the Alaska cjtlslature'made an appropriation of money to be used in assembling an ?xhlblt representative of the mineral ?esources of tho Territory. Former Governor Thomas Hlggs appointed men In tho "various localities to ?at her the exhibits and to arange eago. BIRTHDAY SURPRISE Complimentary to Mrs. Wilmcr Edwins and Mr*. Kobert E. Cough lune .a surprise party was given at 'heir home at the Ba.-h residence on last Friday evening. About forty ladles were at the ^arty and Joined In the rard play ng which was the event of the whist In play. Mrs. Charles Sey won .Irst prlxe. Miss Trene Museth sec ond and Mr*. Henry Museth conso lation. Mrs. John Milla was award ed the cut pritc. Mrs. Coughlln and Mrs. Edwins were each present with ah old Ivory pin set with nuggets, by the ladles present, as a souvenir of the oc THE FAHERTYS SURPRISED Yesterday being the 2&th anni versary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. James Fahsrty. a surprise party was arranged at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L W. Kllburn which was a most happy event and wa* at tended by many of tfte friends of the couple, who had reached the "silver station" of married life. Among the many presents bestowed on Mr. and Mrs. Falierty was a beautiful Oliver set which was s?nt by their daugh ters, Misses Anna and Janle, who are both In Seattle. That the couple will later celebrate their golden wedding Is the unanimous wish of ISLAND NEWS TO BE MOVED With thU liuue the publica tion of this paper will be dis continued In Doufclas, arrange ments having been made by It* owner to move the plant to Ju neau. where the publication ] will be continued under a new nara?? "The Stroller's Weekly" ? tha( belnK more suggestive of the owner'* Identity than would be hi* proper name, the "Stroller" being known where "K. J. White" la as little known as "John Chinaman." T BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF ISLAND NEWS Started Twenty-Three Yean Ago and Pnblished Continuously in Douglas The Douglas Island News wan' started In Douglas on November 23. | 1898. having been moved from Wrangell, Alaska, where the plant was first set up on Juno 8, 1898. The first owners and publishers were Charles A. Hopp and A. G. Mo Drlde. brothers-in-law. who operated It on a partnership baels tor about a year, when Mr. Hopp purchased his partner's Interest. Mr. Hopp con tinued to publish the "great relig ious weekly" until five yoars ago. when he sold out to E. J. White. Mr. Hopp subsequently went to the south and died shortly afterwards. Having previously been always Issued on Wednesday, when Mr. White assumed charge he changed the day of publication to Friday. Just three years ago Mr. White assumed the position of Chief of the Territorial Bureau ot Publicity and relinquished active management of the paper, although still owning all of It. J. It. I<angseth assumod tho management of the News and J. F. Hcnson became editor, and these two men have operated tho plant until now. With them the continu ation of tho Douglas Island News was more or lens a labor of love? the former lutvi'tg been connected with the paper for more than a dozen years and the latter having first worked on It almost nl.ieteon years ago. when he entered tho of fice as "devil" under tho thon com positor. Fred Henshaw. The plant for a long time has not been a profitable one and was only -ontlnued because tho men operat ing It were able to have other Inter -?.in that took part of their time. The Douglaa Island News claims tho distinction of being tho oldest weekly paper in Alaska to have never missed an Issue in the twenty thrco years of its existence. The paper will perhaps be missed is a l<ouglas Island institution, of which It Is among the oldest ? but ono firm, the Alaska Treadwell Oold Mining Company, which was among Its advertisers from the flrsl Issue, being still In its columns. The policy of tho papor has per haps been unique among Alaskan publications. In that It has nothing inn friends among the home folk, who Vnow that It has always been their friend, PICNIC The picnic held by the Sunday school children of the Island at Law son creek on Tuesday afternoon was i most enjoyable one. It is said. An exceedingly big crowd of children was present. Many games and races at which the little folks all won various prizes were among the big hits of the day. Thero were also a lot of good things to eat. NEW ICE CREAM SPECIALS THEY'RE FINE? COME IN AND TRY SOME , Tike Some Ice Cream Home; It'i Great Thi? Hot Weather 75c THE QUART Guy's Drug Store 3d and D St. Douglas, Alaska ALASKA OIL FIELDS VERY PROMISING Expert Geologist! Tell of Potential Wealth in Many Parti of North The following U a brief summary of the information contained In the latent government bulletin on the Alaska oil Heidi, written by Prof. O. C. Martin and publlihod in the current year. Copies of this bulletin may be obtained by addressslng the superintendent of documents, gov ernment printing office, Washington, D. C. The bulletin contains maps and plates showing the Important fields In Alnska, and Is sold at a cost of fifty cents. Professor Martin refers to Ave principal oil fields, four of them be ing on the Pacific seaboard and the fifth, not essential to bo considered herein, on the Arctic ocean. Tho four of Immediate Interest are the Katalla or Controller bay Held, the Yakatnga district, the Cold bay dis trict. and the Innlskln bay district. The last la In Cook Inlet, and Cold bay Is on tho Alaska penlncula. All of the Alaska petroleum ex rept that found on the Arctic Is of it paraflne banc and Is a high grade refining oil. Attention was first at tracted to It in 1896 when claims were staked under tho placer min ing law. The first well at Katalla was drilled In 1901, and a well was drilled on Cook Inlet about the same time. Therq was much activity In tho fields between 1902 and 1904. but -the boom collapsed In the latter year, Interest In the oil business be ing centered on new fields in Cali fornia and the mid-continent. Tho development of the fields in the north was also hindered by the diffi culty of obtaining title under the public land laws of tho United States. In 1910, says tho Cordova Time*, all the oil lands wer? withdrawn from entry and remained that way until last year when tho present oil leasing law was passed by congress. In tho meantime but one claim had gone to patent, and during the period of withdrawal practically all development work was limited to that claim, situated in the Katalla field. In all Alaska drilling has only been done in the Katalla, Innlskln and Cold bay fields. About 40 wells aggregating In depth 35.000 feet, havo been driven, of which 31 are in the Katalla district. Oil has boen produced commercially only In the Katalla field, which has yielded since 1904 about 60,000 barrels of crude All for use as local fuel and for distillation in a refinery that has been operated since 1912. In the Xatalla field, a large pro portion of tho better located wells have been productive. The results of drilling have on the whole been rather consistent and have proved the existence of moderate amounts of oil in at least a part of the dis trict. espoclally within the area of tho patented claim. The wells out side of this claim are not numerous enough to determine the outlines rf the productive areas or even show whether oil exists In sufficient quan tity to pay for exploitation. Tho widespread and copious seepages in dicate that large areas may bo re garded as possible oil land. Professor Martin says that the Yakataga district Is certainly worth testing with a drill. The geologic structure here has been described as more regular. The seepages here ire numerous and yield a large quan tity of oil. The possible oil fields on Cook In lot have not been adequately tosted with the drill, but tho stratigraphy, structure and seepages Indicate that some oil will probably bo obtained, most likely along the easternmost antlcllno and belt of seepages In the peninsula between Inniskin and Chltlna bays. Favorable localities may be "fcought elsewhere within the areas is less promising because of steep dips or of profound depths of the probable oil sands or of difficulty of access. Tho Alaska peninsula nas possi bilities as an oil field. In parla of the Cold bay district the atratl graphy. the structure and the seep ages give promise of future produc tion. The few wells drilled netr Cold bay Rive no adequate teat of the field. Moat of tho Alaska penin sula la unexplored, and possibly the most favorable localities for drilling have not yet been found. The Katalla dlatrlct as outlined by Professor Martin Includes the hilly ?irea south of florin* lake between Bering and Katalla rivers and the (Continued on Page 3) TO IITUYA BAY Undor charter to the Treadwell Company, tbe launch Dixon, Capt. Tom Smith, left Tuesday for Lltuya bay to tako supplies to the camp es tablished there by tho company for prospecting. Frank LeNoIr, in charge of the crew of prospector*. , will return on the Dixon. as well as cveral of the men. among them Sinclair Brown and Pat Hollywood, who arc to box at the American I .cRlon Smoker on July 4th. EAGLES PICNIC ON NEXT SUNDAY All Kindt of Games and Bacei (or the Young Folks to Be Fea ture oi the Day The Eagles' picnic la assuming more definite shape each day and promises to be one of tho greatest of all erents of the aummer season. What will especially appeal to the young people will be a program of sports and races In which there will be cash prises for every age of child. Tho management hopes to keep something doing every minute of the time the picnickers are on the grounds. If the weather Is fair next Sunday morning the Lone Fisherman will leave Juneau at 8:45, Douglas at 9 o'clock, and will make stops at Treadwell and Thane to pick up pas sengers. A scow will be taken along to provide a place to make a land ing and to carry the overflow of peoplo If necessary. If It Is not windy the picnic will be at old Auk village In Taku Inlet. If the wind is blowing so as to make it difficult to land there, a stop will be made at some place that Is sheltered. Sub-committees hare been ap pointed to take care of every feature of the affair, from lunch to trans portation. and with a good day, the affair should pass off very smoothly. The lodge Is furnishing refresh mouts which are Included In the price of tbe ticket, and all Ragles und the friends they may desire to bring with them will be made wel come. KETCHIKAN IS GROWING CITY Tax Rolls Show That Property Values in First City Have Grown to Great Extent llased on a 76 per cent valuation, property lA the city of Kctchlkan for the year 1921 la assessed at $3,-' 499,449.60. Thf? would bring the total property value up to $4,666 - $32.66 on a 100 per cent value baals. Ami even that would not represent the full amount of money Invested In property, for It Is well known that despite the efforts of the coun "II and officials to obtain fair values, some properties are asscsned consid erably less than they arc worth. Id addition to this, thore Is approxi mately a million dollars Invested in boats which make Ketchikan their headquarters and which are not as sessed at all, even though they are actually Ketchikan property, going seldom to any ports except Ketchi kan, from which they operate in the fisheries. , Thus, it Is. a certainty that the true value of property in Kotchlkan Is valued at a figure upward of $6, 000,000. The foregoing facts together with the fact that Ketchikan does ten elevenths of the customs business of Alaska In the matter of entrance and clearances, together with re ceiving more merchandise than any other town, nuts It in the first po sition of the cities of the North. Showing the steady growth In property values In Kctchlkan, may be taken the assessments for the past three, years. In 1919 the total issesment was $1,680,033, and with J72.6S0 exempt from taxation, taxes were paid on $1,607,363. In 1920. the total assessment was $3,039,120. of which $244,226 was ?>xempt, leaving $2,794,896 on which taxes were paid. In 1921 the total assessment Is $3,499,449. of which $361,260 li ex empt. leaving $3, 138, 199. 60 on which taxes are to be paid. The total amount of money to be collect ed on taxes this year, at the rate >f 2 per cent, will be $62,763.99, which Is $6,666.09^ more than last *-ear. ? Ketchikan Chronicle. WORKING Raymond Kelly, who has been at tending Gonzaga University, re turned home late last week and has laken a position for the summer months at the Trcadwcll machine shop. THRILLING ESCAPE FROM DROWNING Robert Conghlin and Frank Bach, Jr., Wrecked in Gt, Boat in Qulf of Alaska One of the mott thrilling escapes from death from km fume* and later from drowning la the oiperlence of Robert K. Coughlln and Frank Bach. Jr.. who were wrecked on the for mer'* gas boat on the morning of June 14. eight miles west of Cape Spencer, In the Oulf of Alaska. The men were returning from a trip to Lltuya bay and were crossing tho gulf, with a fair westerly wind blowing. The boat waa closed up tight to prevent the wave* that were dashing over her from reaching the Interior, when Coughlln went below to get some ilcep. Some time after ward!. the wind having Incrtxtsed, Bach went below to wake him up and found that he had been over come by the fumes of gasoline. Heading out to sea and then "killing" his engine. Bach worked over his partner for more than an hour, using every first -aid method he had over heard of In an endeavor to bring him back to life. He was flnallv rewarded for his efforts when the ui conscious man began to breath norma and came back to life, but wan s: 111 helpless and had no use of his limbs. Bach then headed the boat for shore after Stirling the engine, and going Into a little hole In tho wall, dropped tho two anchors. The seas were so high and tho wind so strong that the boat strained at her an chor lines so hard that the bits to which tho line* were fastened were pulled off tho vessel. Seeing that they were to be caat up on shore, preparations were made to abandon the ship, and most of'thelr personal belongings were piled into the ten der. When tho boat hit tho shore. Coughlln. who waa almost helpless, was thrown Into the water by the , shock. He revived when he hit the water, and they both reached shore safely in the tender while the gas boat pounded to pieces on the beach. They made camp and stayed on the bcach for a day while Coughlln recovered some strength. As they were far from civilization they started out In their tender and rowed for three days until they reached Inian Island, whero there la a fox ranch. They had n hard trip of It In the open boat, as the storm waa still on. They shipped some seas at one place, but got out safely and were safe when they raachcd the fox ranch. After getting to the for ranch a cannery tender from Dundaa bay picked them up and took them to Hoonah, and f rom Hoonah they came here on the Relief, belonging to ('apt. OUver Hlllman. arriving Monday. Mr. Coughlln Is full of praise for the behavior of his companion and claims that It was only through hla efforts In working over him after he was overcome with gaa and In keep ing his head cool after he had re vived him that they both were saved. The two young men left here on Juno 4 on Mr. Coughlln's 28-foot boat, which was powered with a 5 h.-p. engine. They wenut to Mtuya bay to look at some oil proapecti In which they and Frank Bach. Sr. are .Interested. They looked over the ground and are much pleased with the outlook. The spot whero the wreck oc curred is a dangerous one. It Is be yond Cape Spencer and there Is no shelter near from a westerly wind. Several severe storms have raged In that vicinity during the past few months and a number of craft have had narrow escapes. It I* claimed, however, that If Mr. Coughlln had not become gassed the wreck would not have occurred, as they would have kept going and eventually reached Cross Sound and shelter. The following day. according to the boys .anotl^r wreck took placo when a 26-foot boat plied up on Inlan Island. Its owner, Hiram Parsons, and his partner both es caped to the shore In safety. It is said. Although all the wood work of the Coughlln boat is smashed. It la said that the engine lies In such a position that It can be salvaged. OPERATED UPON Ailolph Gam of thl? city entered St. Ann hospital. Juneau, laat weak to take treatment for ""tootch trouble and on Tuesday mornlni i wan operated upon. He atoo:l 'ho operation very well, but will be at i the hoapltal for some time recover ing from Its effect*.