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THE STROLLER'S WEEKLY
ANl> DOUGLAS 1SI.ANI) NEWS Kntcrcd at the Juneau, Alaska, Pbstoffice as Second Class Mail Matter. ITBMSHKI* KVKKY SATIKIUV Subscription price, ?>.00 per year in advance. < '< >N< KKN I X( i H( K JTLHC i( i 1N< I Am ofTieial. Federal or Territorial, who puts forth honest effort to stamp out the liootlrggiiig evil that now nourishes rani|>aut in this and other pads of the country ?s entitled to the aid, sup|H>rt and backing of all good |M-oplc we cafe not what his ttolitics may he. Locally it is an off week when illicit whisky does not claim a victim and this condition of affairs is common knowledge and lias been common knowledge for a Ions; time. And conditions arc growing worse instead of bet ter. Lick of prosecution lias cml>oldciicd those engaged hi the illicit traffic until it is carried on almost as openly i s when tlicre were licensed liars. It is claimed that much of t he stuff that is being sold and mizzled around n this |M>rtiou of the Territory hears little, if any, semb lance to real whisky but are |toisoiious decoctions that mean certain death to those who |>crsisteiitly indulge in them rank poison that jieirs the victim who stays with I as surely as docs the bite of a rattlesnake. The mania for making and drinking home brew is another evil which, if |?ersisted in. will do as much to v ird weakening and destroying those who persist in it a- w !l the indiscriminate drinking of moonshine of which it is a near relative. More than that. Any community hat contracts the home-brew habit is hound to deteri orate into semi-id ii?cy and imbecility, the marks of which will In- more ap|vireiit in the future generations than in the present, for the sins of home brew addicts are hound to be apparent in their offspring. It is a law of nature and there is no side-stepping it. In view of existing conditions, therefore, we aav an hwiH>r and all hail to any one or set of officials who will abolish tin- flagrant violations of tin- laws of t In* land a n< I Vt'iwnt' tin- death-dealing menace that is hovering li k< an uiH'lean thing over the country ? making a joke of law. tillini; our cemeteries with its victims ami stamping the bmiMl of imbecility on children yet iniboni. It the laws as they now stand on our statute hook* can not be enforced, let us advocate the return of the open saloons with all their degeneracy, their vice and their damning influence. They were palace* of goodness compared with their successors. A number of Kastem pa|wrs ? and they are not all of the same jHilitieal Iwlicf, either ? are censuring Con gress quite drastically for adjourning for thirty days without liaving passed any remedial legislation since convening in March and when tivc million men in Amer ica are out of employment. Americans, with character i??i< \merican charity, and regardless of party alTilia tion. have Im-cii buoyed up with tin- hope that the pres ? nt administration only required time to bring about a betterment of conditions. Hut six months have passed ritd iiotliing has been accomplished and people are be ginning to wonder if they put their liHiliev oil the wrong horse. And now that nearly five hundred congressmen have joined the ranks of the five million unemployed for a months, making it certain that nothing will be done for I he ma?es during that month, miirmuriugs are bccom ug stentorian grow lings. A fine line of theon has been p.ivM-d out and piddled around since the spring "ides," when Wood row Wilson resumed the practice of law, hut hat i* all that has been either |>assed or |>cddlcd. The country is now beginning to expect something ? some thing that will resurrect it from the dismal slough of (impair and despoud iu which it is now struggling and getting in deeper with each |>assing week. It is time to cease theorizing ami get down to brass tacks ? and every p< i -t>ii who i s honest with himself knows this to be true. One woe ii|M>n tlif heels of another doth trend. Alas I .in- no si Miner adopt the slogan, "Swat the bureau" tlinn Senator Ni'W int rod no* a hill which. among other things, \v?>ulil do nwav with the Alaska Road Commission, the old* bureau of them all that really does things and pets ffsults for the money it c.\|iendx. The Forestry Depart lueut is another organization that is showing a disposi t ion to aid in general development and it is also listed ,i- -nl?,j? i*t ii>r the headsman if News Kill goe* through. I hit if we ohjeet ? which wouldn't do any good ? tln-v \> ;ll sai at Washington that it is im|Missil>le to please Alaskans which is true ? and go right ahead cutting out our g?MMl bureaus and creating others not so good. So, If anyone thinks Douglas Island is not prosperous. < lie thinker has another think coming. A certain bus iness man in Juneau who has many patrons in Ifciuglas ;? nd Trcadwcll goes there every month on a collecting trip and he is authority for the statement that not once hi a dozen trips does he return with an uncollected hill ? provided lie sees the party. This is a record which few towns or localities in any section of the country can boast. While there are not as many people 011 the Island as at one time, those still there art' one hundred ]>er cent prompt in matters of business. REGARDING MINERAL VALUES The indefatigable spirits who launch into the Yukon lulls seeking mineral have been greatly encouraged of late in finding silver in various areas awljmincrous veins. M is understood that many have limited ""properties of alluring appearance because of the quantity of bright metal the veins contain, but the precaution is given by those acquainted with the economic value of ores that rlir prospector must be careful to put in his best efforts .11 search of ores of value. In other words, there- is a dead line below which certain ores are not worth the while. That dead line is a variable quantity. Just now the small volume of output and the long laul to the smelter tixes the line at a high mark corn ered to the ores mined in old countries close to the smel cr and the market. Low grade ores, however, may be 'orc am great period be brought into the range of profit able operation by reason of volume of tonnage in the area and by further reason of newer and more rapid means of transportation and other circumstances. Just now, it is stated by some of the most experienced mining ? ngineers and geologists in the territory, silver bearing ores mined in the Mayo area must run approximately +150 a ton in order to make it safe to mine them. The cost, it is stated, of getting the ore out of the ground, ! ical hauling, and smelting, assay and other charges will total approximately #K10 a ton. This leaves a moderate margin of profit for ores averaging $150. Anything go ing higher is on the safe side, and the higher the better. I !ut to expect to take out on* in the remote area at pres ? tit assaying low value and to break even is risky. Lead is a drug in the world market, and excess lead content is not favorable, but some who contemplate entering the Yukon Held hope to leave the lead on the ground, es IH'ciallv where the proportion is extremely large. The lime likely will come when facilities for smelting and ' therwise refining the minerals will be established in Yukon. Then low grade ores will be desirable. Hence, I I lose who can afford it, it is said, will do well to hold lo ? ether their properties of low assay value. Otherwise, i he logical thing for the prospector to do who wants to ;?et on the paving* basis and carry himself and the coun try forward just now is to keep carefully in mind the idea of value, to consult frequently with the assaver on res bordering on the doubtful, and to not undertake to devote too much energy and time on opening the low radc leads when there are others of higher grade to oc cupy his attention. No doubt tin* land lias many low prade properties .ind many of liipli prade. Just now it is the era of liipli -Tadr ores in Yukon. Let tlieni receive first attention, < n?l at tlie same time nurse the others alnnp and hriup hem up as a reserve, and in time the whole range of min eral produetion of the country will be enlarged to a vul une that will create. the liipli tide of prosperity in this extensively mineralzed and highly endowed region. ? Dawson News. The schools are again open and Young America is absorbing knowledge and, it is hoped, knowledge that will lie useful to them and attend them through life. Among other tliinps, they should be tauplit that honor able peace is the preatcst asset a nation can have; that war produces nothing and leads only to bankruptcy. It was old Kinp Croesus who, when his kinpdom had been lakeii away from liini by a conqueror, said: "No one in his senses makes war. In peace sons bury their fathers, while in war fathers bury their sons." This is pood in formation to instill into the rising generation, but at the same time it is well to teach that if they must fipht, to do so with no other intention and purpose than that of winning. There is no cleaner or more honest business than that of mining, and every dollar added to the wealth of the world as the result of mining is new, honestly-earned and uneontamiuatcd with worldly contact. Alaska is Mipplyinp many of these new dollars and will increase her supply in future years. While no noise is being made alwiut what they are doing, there are many little mining propositions in this section of the Territory that are beinp developed and are proving of great value and are destined to become heavy producers within another year or two. A hip niininp proposition is not developed in a day or a year, but several years and much capital are required to demonstrate whether it is valuable or worth I less. A Montreal telegram says Canada welcomes immi grants rejected l?y the United States and they will he given hearty reception in the West, where millions of acres of land await them. Canada will do well to soft pedal on tlie immigration question and profit by the mis tqjies of the United States made forty years or more ago when she opened wide her doors to all nations, China ex cepted, and the evil results of her hospitality are still with us. Hand-picked immigrants are all right, but that is not the way I'nclc Sam selected his and he got a motley bunch in consequence. Instead of there being only five senses as we usually J think, there are probably as many as 15. Four distinct senses, for example, are found in the skin. These are iieat, cold, pain and pressure. What we usually call touch is a combination of these sense qualities. ? Ex. What we usually call touch is none of the above. POETIC JUSTICE Is it or is it not? Here is Big Bill Haywood, a fugitive from justice, in Russia instead of in the penitentiary to which he was sen tenced. Here is a fortune inherited by his wife, recently deceased, left with their two children by him nearly thirty years ago. Hefe is a third of vhat fortune coming to Big Bill as joint heir with the children. How is lie to get it If he returns here to claim it, the. penitentiary doors swing open and what good will it be to him then f Whether he returns or not, -Uncle Sam has taken notiec and proposes to colled a #15,000 fine out of his share. What do you think of there being some poetic jus About the only thing the remainder of the world ??an do is to mark time while Russic is starving. Any re lief sent there at present would be taken charge of by] Lcninc and Trotzky for their army, and those for whom! it was intended would never see it. It is contrary to all humane instincts to size up the Russian situation thus, but it is a fact. Any effort to aid Russia now would only result in fattening her oppresors. The "Good Killers" is the name of an organization with headquarters in New York and branch organiza tions in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Buffalo, Chicago and a number of other cities. Within the past few weeks their victims are fcaid to number more than one hundred. They are killers, all right, but we fail to see where the "good" comes in. If the gentle reader ever mingled with West Vir ginians he will not dispute this: Some of them would not know who President Harding was when he sent word to them on Wednesday of this week to go home and be good. Or if they did know who he was they would ask, "What is you alls mixin' in we alls' business for?" A big concern that imagined the country would eat lour times more candy after prohibition went into effect and which invested heavily in a candy manufacturing plant, has gone broke. The only trouble is that pro hibition has never gone into effect. About eighteen months ago a silver-tongued solicitor worked Alaska in behalf of Leslies', taking subscriptions for two veai-s. Liter that publication materially deteri orated, showing that the solicitor worked Alaskans at the same time he worked Alaska. Owen Moore, first husband of Mary Piekford, has married again, llis wife probably feels proud to be with in the charmed circle, even if she is only the second wife, of lie who was the first husband of she who is now the secoud wife of lie of the teeth. With the exception of the collectorship, the fat ones have mostly been knocked and those that are left are more or less associated with work ? most distressing con dition of affairs when it is considered that already a num ber had invested in desk spurs. An exchange thinks two Presidents instead of one should be elected, one to do the handshaking, speechify ing, corner-stone laying and attend to other social amen ities, while the other devoted his time to striving to earn the President oal salary. The charge is being made that the automobile is de creasing church attendance. It may be, but at the same lime it enables many an outlying farmer to attend church who would be all day getting there if he still traveled by the Dobbin system. Nature failed to equalize things properly when she gave us only two months of strawberries and ten months of hamburger steak. And this year the rain curtailed i lie strawberry season in this part of Alaska one month. Dr. Harding's wife did not marry wbat might be designated as spring poulary, but she lias the monopoly on the distinction of being the step-mother of the Presi dent of the United States. One exchange asks what has become of the old-fash ioned red woolen undershirt and another volunteers the inforination that it eloped with that ohl-faisliioned pair of cotton stockings. It is said that $150,000,000 was cleared in the twdve months prior to July :?1 by American importers of intox icants from Canada. Quite a staggering sum. While there is a decided shortage of preachers, the trouble with the country is that too few people pay any attention to what the ones we already have say. The show business in many of the outside cities is said to have fallen off until the girls are scarcely able to make a bare living. Sunstroke is unknown in Alaska, but moonshine knocks 'cm out with amazing regularity. PROFESSIONAL Drs. Kaser & Freeburger DENTISTS 1 and 3 Goldstein Bldg. PHONE 5? Hours 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. Dr. Charles P. Jenne DENTIST Koom* 8 and 9 Valentino Mil*. Telephone 176 F. WOLLAND MERCHANT TAILOR JUNL'AU. ALASKA FERRY TIME CARD EFFECTIVE JULY 21. 1921 JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION COMPANY Leaving Juneau for Douglas, Tread well and Thane ?7:10 n.m. ?S:10p.m.t fl:4op.m. ?9:30 a.m. ?4:40 p.m. 11:30 p.in. 11:30 p.m. ?? 6:3if p.m. |l:00u.ni :00 p.m. 17:10 p.E. leaving Douglas for Treadwell and Thane ?7:25 n.m. *3:25 p.m.t !?:53p.m. ?9:45 a.m. ?4:55 p. m.f 11:45 p.m. 12:45 p.m. 6:45 p.m. fl:16a.m. leaving Treadwell for Thane 7:30a.m. &30p.m.t 5:00p.m. 9:50 u.ia.t Leaving Thane for Treadwell, Doug las and Juneau 3:10 a.m. 4:05 p.m.* 5:15 p.m. 10:115 n.m. t 1:05 p.m." Leaving Treadwell for Douglas and Juneau 8:25 a.m. 4:20 p. m.f 10:00 p.m. 10:20 a. m.f 5:30 p m. 11:60 p.m. 12:50 p.m. 6:50 p.m. fl:20a.m. Leaving Douglas for Juneau 8:30 a.m. 4 J 5 p.m. t 10:05 p.m. 10:25 a.m. 5:35 p.m. 11:55 p.m. 12:55 p.m. 6:55 p.m. il:25a.m. 2:16 p.m. 17:45 p.m. ? Thane. ???Thane. Sundays only, t ? Kreinht will b? accepted. I ? Douglas only. i ? Saturdays only.