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s?y* Alalia's Census Should Not be
Taken A* Barometer of
Her Prosperity
Only the very exceptional com
munity wu satlafled with the 1)20
cen*u* showing. to It should not b?
held again*! Alaska, point* out the
Idaho Statesman. that Ita population
fell 54. 999 during the decade since
1910. War and war activities must
necessarily deal heavy blows to ter
ritories like Alaska because the de
parture of men to the colors or to
war Industries la the l'nlled States
proper must also mean the departure
In I wo years alone Alaska I oat
IS.noo people. Thla was for 1917
and 191*. It would take few such
hlennlums to mean a low of &0.040.
It la possible that the pendulum
will swine presently to the other
extreme. It i? the history of all
periods of depr ?u>n that men are
driven Into the new countries as
hon ? <t fader*, rnemployment In the
current of emigration from Alasks
will become a current of Immigra
of construction materials and high
operating and freighting coata have
worked against Alaaka In the last
again, steel has fallen In price.
wage* are drifting to a lower level,
freight rates are soon to be down.
This will bring Alaska Into ths mar
of gold, of canned flsh. of wood
The forestry bureau think* Alaska
equally certain exports of reindeer
nually Placer and lode mining. **
Alaska lodge No. 1. I. 0. 0. F.
Me?!? ?*ery Wednesday evening to
Vis.tln* brother* always welcome.
L. W. Kll.BlKN. Rec. Sec.
Aurora Encairpir.ent Ho 1
Brothers of th# Royal Purple are
Northern Light Hebekah Lodge No. 1
Meets at Odd Fellow* Hall second
and fourth Thursday*
F. 0. E.
IHj DMM?lk
Mi Mock
10 year* experience. Hl*h Grade
Player* and Piano* for Sal* and
Rant. Addreaa Box *91. Juneau
Indicative of extensive power de
velopment In Waahlnicton and Alaa
ka. Ueorce H. Cecil, district forester
will bold a series of hearing* on ap
plications to the federal power com
mission tor power development pro
Jects at Portland durlnc the month
The first hoarln* began on June IS
cn the application for power devel
opment on Orchard Lake. Revllla
glgedo Island. Alaska. The applica
tions are Died by L. J. Vogter of Ta
roma; R. L. Weeks, l/os Angeles,
and the Alaska-American Paper Cor
poration of New York City. The
alle Is situated In the Tongasa Na
tional Forest, which Is being leased
by the government for paper pulp
(Continued from psge 1)
low hill* between the base of the
HHP eastern stope of Ragged moun
tain and Katalla rtver. Also the
une rooks arc found In Gandill
mountain. Nlebawak mountain,
.Mount Campbell and the neighbor
ing ?mall hills of the Nlrhawak re
Itlon east of Bering river, on Kayak
Island and on the southeastern polnl
parts of the region north and north
east of Bering lake, and In the low
the mouth of the Copper river.
Quoting from a report of Dr. A. M
gravity of the oil Is from 4 IS de
ls high In gasoline and naptha and
sent. The recoverable eontent ol
given In the report with reference
from, and need not be enumerated
sor Martin has a theory that an
more regular and more favorable tc
the largest of these seepages, frosh
petroleum being freely discharged
In the Yakataga seepage belt do not
amount of Intelligent drilling will be
Katalla field. The Katalla Held Is i<
lure as the Pennsylvania petroleum
Drifting In a westerly direction,
the blackened hulk of the Ill-fated
May 23 by the matter of the sailing
ichooner Alice, according to advice*
received In Seattle recently by Com
R. A. Abernathy. officer in charge
Iof the United States branch hydro
graphic office. The Alice sailed
in Port Mollar. Alaska, June 9.
The latitude of the derelict was
latitude north 5i degree*. longitude
west 158 degree*. 16 minutes. The
the masts broken off. and is danger
ous to navigation.
Skagway will told its Independ
ence Day celebration on July 2nd.
F. D. Browne of the Engineering
Commission Described at Reg
ular Work Wizard
A recent Issue of Success Maga
zine contains the following sketch
concerning Engineer In Charge
Kred'k D. Browne, written by Albert
Sidney Gregg:
K. D. Browne Is a railroad con
struction engineer with a reputation
on the Paclllc Coast reaching from
the Mexican border to Alaska. He
Is called "Hurry-Up" Hrowno be- 1
cause h.> has demonstrated that ho
knows how to get things done. His
philosophy la as rugged as bis Jol>
Here It Is In a few sentences:
"When a thing has to be done,
do It! If worrying Is part of the
work, let the other fellow worry.
If a man must do some worrying
himself lot the worrying tako place
after the thing has been accom
While employed by the Southern
Pacific Railroad. Mr. Browne was
requested by the management to
build a certain extension In the Im
perial Valley. California. In order to
hold a franchise. This Involved the
construction of a bridge severs I hun
dred feet long and sixty feet high.
"It looks like an Impossibility."
exclaimed the big boss, "bu It's gol
to be done. Do you.get me?"
"\es, sir," responded llrowne.
looking straight In the cyea of bin
superior. "I get you and It thall bo
Browne made good and thereafter,
was known as "Hurry-Up" Browne.
His working force consisted of
Hindus. Mexican* and hoboes; his
success depended upon his ability to
Are them with enthusiasm so they
would exert themselves to the ut
Brownt called the gang together
and told them about a great race In
"By noon. In six days, wa must
^ponded the hoboes, who understood
'Americano" better than tho rpst
according to nationality. As the
ers. He did not drive or urge. He
.Vogalcs. head of tho Moxlcans.
say that they could beat meat eaters
Mexican, as he turned Mid yelled
tab on one another. All hands work
ed like mad. sometime* for thirty-six
was a supreme one. Tho tracklaylng
used (he Hindus on the bridge, bo
roll out rails on the high structure.
and crawled to the end of the bridge.
Why were they brave In the dark
of mind, to bo lure, but Browne un
derstood that state of inlnd an<l dl<l
not try to use Hindus on bridg<
Mr. Browne employed much the
same tactics In building a railroad
| distanco of twenty-three miles, to
*et around a washout in tho Xenana
river. What Browne proposed to do
was a radical departure from the
iccepted standards of railroad bulld
ng. He was warned that graders
Yould be unable to work In the
water to throw up an embankment.
Besides If they did succeed in mak
ng a grade It would be nothing
liut mud. not stable enough to hold
i track. Ho was solmenly Informed
that his crane would topple over,
liut he did not hesitate.
The road simply had to be built,
iir the people would suffer for l?t-k
, ' wn way. First he made cribs of
lop. which were swung ahead by a
locomotive crane. A? fait as the
logs were put Into position, tloa
were placed upon then and the rails
?piked down, the construction train
creeplnx up as rapidly aa the track
was completed. Many tlmos the ions
and rails would icttle Into the mud
until the wheels were under water.
Q ravel trains followed closely be
hind the track (can*, and gravel was
packed beneath the track to make a
solid roadbed.
In discussing the management of
men Browne said to me:
"We have, perhaps, every variety
of human nature in a construction
gang. In these days. The men come
from the ends of the earth. -Many
of them have seen better days. All
are willing, and the majority will
do an honest day's work. But there
are times when they must be stimu
lated to put fortlwan extra effort.
They cannot be driven, and an order
to hurry would probably result In a
slowing down. 80 wo must rely on
an appeal to pride of race. Every
man has It. No man likes to be out
done by one of another nationality,
especially if ho holds the other
nationality in contempt. Good-na
tured ridicule will sting a man Into
action when every other effort falls.
After I have touched up the pride
of the workers a little .and applied
ridicule where It will do the most
good. I notice an additional horse
power or two develop all along the
line. The Mexican** and the Scandi
navians would rather psrsplre than
be outdone by Hindus or hoboes, and
that 1s saying a lot."
"What kind of men do you prefer
for gang bosses?"
"In all of my big rush Jobs." he
replied with a grin. "I have relied
on red-headed Irishmen to deal di
rectly with the men. They arc keen,
quick, amiable, successful and love
the game."
In his youth Browno was a
printer and had serious thoughts of
becoming an editor, but he decided
to be a railroad man. Ho started as
an engine wiper in a roundhouse,
and worked right up until he could
put a Baldwin locomotive together.
Then ho became a survoyor. After
live years In Ilie Held, ho quit and
worked his way through the Uni
versity of California. Following
graduation, be got a Job in an en
gineering department of the South
ern Pacific Company. For over a
eer. his work took him into every
state touched by that company in
this country and Xlexlco, both on lo
cation and In construction.
build the government road In Alasks
where he Is now at work, with Ne
nana as his headquarters. Browne
took the place of Thomas Klggs. Jr..
engineer, who was appointed gover
nor of Alaska. Tho Alaska rail
road on which Browne Is working
runs from tide water near Mt. Mc
Klnley back Into a rich coal mine
region where the supply of coal is
almost Inexhaustlblo.
(Fifth Street, between Main and
Seward Streets, Juneau)
Services are held every Sunday at
11 a. m. in the church of the Chris
tian Science Society of Juneau, on
Fifth Street between Main and Sew
ard streets.
Sunday school at 12:15 p. tn.
Wednesday ? Testimonial meeting
at 8:16 p. m.
Christian Science Reading Room
at Room 8, Malony Block. Open
dally, except Sundays and holidays,
from 2 to 4:30 p. m and from 7 to
9 pm. Wednesday evenings, 7 to 8.
The public Is cordially Invited to
attend these services and visit the
Reading Room.
Notice I* hereby Riven that the
undersigned has been duly appoint
ed School ?Tnx Collector for Douglas
In conformity with Chapter 29. Alas
ka Session Laws. 1919.
All male persons betweon the ag?
of twenty-one and fifty years, exccpt
sailors In the U. S. Army or Rev
men, paupcra and Insane persons,
are subject to tax In the sum of Five
>$5.00) Dollars.
Should you bo living In Alaska on
or prior to the first Monday In April,
1921, said tax shall be duo and pay
able on said first date and shall be
'lollnqucnt after May 1st. 1921.
I Should you arrive In Alaska later
than the first date above mentioned,
tax will be delinquent thirty (30)
ilays after your arrival, or within
ten (10) days after notice la given
All persons, firms r.nd corporations
? mploylng labor shall furnish list
of employees to collector and are
authorized by law to deduct amount
<>f tax from wages of employees.
Fines and imprisonment are pro
vided by the Act above quoted for
those who fall or neglect to pay tax
or furnish list of employees.
Dated at Douglas. Alaska, April
I School Tax Collector for Douglas.
Outiide World to be Replied With
Alaika Picture Actually
Taken in Aluka
(4Krge Edward Low Is, better
known as the "Alaaka Blacklock."
was In Cordova yeaterday afternoon
on his way to Seward, where he
will ipend icveral weeks filming the
final acenes for his picture. "Dor
othy. a Daughter of Alaska," upon
which Miss Dorothy Valleron, star,
and company havo worked for the
past three years. They will then
return hero to finish the photoplay.
This Is to be a movie taken entirely
In Alaska and portraying tho north
land as It really Is today. There
will be no dfAicchall scene, neither
will there bo any dance hall girls In
the cast.
"They may have belonged to the
old Alaska, but thoy don't bolong to
the now, and so they haven't u
place In our play," declared Sllss
"We have to make tho light on
the glacier this summer," said Mr.
Lewis. "It is the biggest sceno of
the picturo and we want to to be the
biggest scene of Its kind ever made."
Lewis, who in addition to playing
an important character In "Dorothy,
a Daughter of Alaska," Is directing
the picture, has made fourteen trips
to the north and has traveled 90,000
miles In the north. He was formerly
a lecturer and spoke in many parts
of the United States and Alaska.
Lewis says that although ho first
planned an Alaska picture to be
made In Alaska ten years ago, mo
tion picture producers are turning
more and more to the northwest and
to Alaska fir new and fresh scenery
and for Interesting characters.
"They used to say that real pho
tography was impossible away from
California." said Lewis, "but we
have demonstrated that the finest
pictures In the world can bo made
outdoors in Alaska."
"I conceived the plan ten years
ago." he said yesterday, "of produc
ing a real Alaska picture, minus the
hokum and flapdoodle of most Alas
ka motion pictures which have been
made up of dance halls and canvas
long cabins and completely lacking
the real spice and flavor of Alaskan
?-ccnery and Alaskan folks. This
picture will be tho first great photo
May produced ontlrely in Alaska,
i'here Isn't a canvas background In
t he picture and not a log cabin that
l m't solid wood. We've endeavored
faithfully to portray modern-day
life in tho north and wo havo used
\lankans as characters wherever
. possible. Senator E. E. Chamberlln
i a member of the company and
there also Is Raymond K. Johnson,
the leading man. Don Carlos Brown
' II of Soward. Thomas Johnson of
i \nchorago and Harry Ellsworth of
The company worked all of the
Imit summer In Alaska and comploted
the major portion of Its labors, if
will finish the picture In six o
seven weeks and It will probably t>
released In November, says Lewis.
Last summer Mlsa Valleron ntit
rowly escaped death in a glacloi
scene In which she was tossed Intr
the Icy water and rescued after con
siderable difficulty.
The glacier fight will be staged
this year on Spencer glacier, sev
enty-eight miles from Soward.
"The vllliain has stolen tho sister
of the leading woman." explained'
Lewis. "Miss Valleron and I pursue
them and catch them on the Ice. 1
flght with the villain and kill him
He rolls down the glacier and over
tho edge of a precipice."
All of which sounds interesting,
and plus the superb scenery of the
north should make, thinks Lowls. a
worth-whllo photoplay. ? Cordova
T. T. Thompson, formerly of Ju
neau. linn established a dairy at
Joseph Richard Byron, an old
timer of Southeastern M'ska, died
at Lorlng recently from hemor
rhage* of the lungs.
The Gibson auto stage line will
operate a fleet of Fords and Dodges
on the route between Fairbanks and
Valdez this season and expect* a
heavy tourist trade.
Bert Barclay, against whom a se
cret indictment was recently return
ed at Ketchikan on * charge of con
spiracy to violate the liquor laws,
for having liquor In his. possession
snd for transporting l(, has been
arrested at Cordova. He will return
to the First City tc answer the
C. H. Shale of Latoucho and Miss
Helen P. Torrey of White Salmon.
Wash., were married at Ketchikan
recently. When the couple went to
tho court house to get the marrlago
llcensc the bridegroom-to-be was
"grabbed" for Jury service, thus de
laying tho coremony for several
ChrUtlan Nels Kongsbach, a fish
erman. ?u drowned whil? trolling
with the Kan boat Eaglo off Whale
bay. Raranoff liland, on June 14.
The dccpcsed leave* a wife and little
girl who reside In Tacoma.
One hundred men are now work
ing on the Valdox end of the Rich
ardson Highway and crewi hare
atarted out from Fairbanks * and
Chitlna. The Valdei-Wlllow creek
section of the road will bo open to
nutonilblle traffic by July 15.
The Alpine Club at Skagway
Invited ovcrybody In that town to
join them In an outing at Dowey
lake on the night of the longest day
?f the yoar. The main event of the
evening was the big feed at 11
Development work Is being pushed
on tho Commonwealth group of eight
claims In the Portland Canal dis
trict. fourteen miles down the canal
from Hyder on the American line.
Five m^n are now at work, under
Emll Davis, ono of the original own
ers of the property, building a tem
porary camp, cutting a trail and do
ing enough surface work to deter
mine the best place to start a per
manent working tunnel.
United States Land Office
Serial 0378$ '
Juneau. Alaska. April 29, 1921.
Thomas McGahn. of Juneau, Alaska,
has submitted final three year proof
In support of his homestead entry,
serial 0375S, embracing lands In H.
E. Survey No. 80, new series No.
1154. situated on Comet Creek on
the South Side of Derners Bay. about
forty miles northwest of Juneau.
Alaska, in latitude 58* 40' North,
and longitude 134* 56' West, and
more particularly described as fol
Commencing at Corner No. 1,
whence I'. 8. L.*M. No. 83 F. 8. bears
thence N. 67* 31' E. 7.36 chna. to
Cor. No. 2 M. C. on the line of or
dinary high water of Cowee Creek:
thence meandering the said Cowee
(2) S. 84* 45' E. 3.20 chs. (3) N.
3.30 chs. (5) S. ?* 15' W. 5.00 chs.
Cor. No. 3 M. C., thence S. 84* 28'
W. 27.81 chs. to Cor. No. 4; thenee
N. 17* 13' W. 39.68 chs. to Cor. No
1, the placo of beginning. Contain
ing an area of 82.55 acres. Mag
netic variation 33* 15' E.
FRANK A. BOYLE. Register.
Luring Juneau for Douglas, Tread
well and Thane
7:10, a. m. 4:40 p. m.
*9:30 a. m. 6:10 p. m.
IX: IS p. m. 17:30 p. m.
52:00 p. m. 9:40 p. m.
*3:10 p. m. 11:25 p. m.
Saturday night, 1:00 a. m.
I Douglas only
Leaving Douglas for Treadwell and
7: IS a. m. 4:56 p. m.
9:45 a. m. 6:15 p. m.
12:30 p. m. 9:55 p. m.
3:25 p. m. 11:40 p. m.
Saturday night, 1:16 a. m.
Leaving Douglas for Juneau
8:30 a. m. 6:36 p. m.
*10:25 a. m. 6:66 p. m.
*1:10 p. m. 17:46 p. m.
2:15 p. m. 10:36 p. m.
Saturday night, 1:66 a. m.
{Saturday only, to Douglas.
*Frelght will be accepted.
Subject to change without norlce
We cany the largest stock
of Smokers' Sundries on the
A large stock of Juno Bev
erage and other soft drinks
always on hand.
MIKE PU8ICH. Proprietor
Front Street Douglas
Free Floats
Douglas City offers free
floats to small boats and the
proteciton of the best harbor
on Gastineau Channel.
C 1 T\ f
to purchase from
Dry Goods, Ready to Wear, Notions, Clothing,
Men's Furnishings, Shoes, Rubber Goods
Service, Superlativeness and Satisfaction
Groceries, 5 Dry f ods, 8
' Office, 2 Rings on 5
B. M. Behrends Company, Inc.

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