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THE STROLLER'S WEEKLY
AND DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1921 4' HIGH GRADE AND RAW MOONSHINE Officials Busy Monday Night and Tuesday Morning When Wet Goods Are Seized Monday night and Tuesday morn ing constituted a buav period with officials. both federal and city, and the result of their activity waa the rapture of a large quantity of wet goods. comprising qualities varying from what the Koda are aald to have alpped on Mount Otympua down to common stark, naked moonshine whleh. when it drowns sorrows, thev -tay drowned. V. S. Marshal Beaumont and t'hlef of t'lty Police Keegan about S o'clock Mondar evening visited the Scatag i:ni r>T*>rt on Front street and after ;> careful search discovered a number of bottle* dlled with a substance not spposed to rank as "soft drink* good*. In fart, an Indian named Jim f'oi made affidavit that he had pur chased and drank some of the de cordon and that It waa whisky. Aa the result of the raid three persons. E. Scataglinl. his wife and A. Scat aclini. were placed under arrest and in* the outcome of chances flled against ihrtn by Marshal Beaumont North pool rooms. E C. Hopen. pro prietor. located on Ixiwit Front Gas Bout Well Stocked At an early hour Tuesday morning Deputy Marshal* Hardy anil Garster made a rail on the gas bout Emily May at the City Float and raptured and Joy-Inspiring brands which exult Walker. House of Lords. Gooderham and Wort. Three-Star Hennessey, etc.. all suggestive of our cousin* arrow the boundary to the north Crosier, both of whom were aboard, were arretted and the boat was being unable to ?l*e ball In the sum SIX MONTHS AND $500 FOR HOPEN bu*ln<"w. the ('.olden North pool a Jur\ In Commissioner LeFVvre's to six months' Imprisonment in the Henry Koden appeared for the de llopen waa tried on two charges one of violating the Alaak* Bone second place waa for maintaining a nuisance. The latter charge was former rharge waa sustained by the and cheap grade of "white mule" taken by the officera who conducted the raid of his place of business. NOTICE TO PALACE PATRONS At a special Christina* week of ferlnff we hm secured a biff *? ?cn Rfl feature written and directed by Lola Weber and only released for lb flmt showing last Auffuat. entitled The New York critics have to say Of "The Blot" that the exhibitor nian intereal and tella concisely a ?>tory that la life ttaelf. There I* nothing superfluous or mechanical ? bout the theme of thla production, for It'a airopl". yet gripping. true to life. and. what la more. It concern* good people the aort of people you and I would itloiify In knowlnff Ir respective of their circumstance#. "The Blot" will be the attraction at the Palace Tuesday and Wednes day and will be the first of a aeries of later and better pictures secured while in Seattle from the P. B. War VALUABLE SKINS ARE TAKEN SOUTH A ubray Simmon* of Carcroas. Yu kon. nil a southbound passenger on the PHM?a Mary Thursday morn ing when he had with him nine fox ?klu* for which he wu offered, but refused. 11,600 while In Juneau. Mr. Simmon* will probably send the skins to London, where he believes he will receive fS.000 for the con signment. The skin* were all from foxes bred and raised on the Simmons fur farm at Carcroaa and revoral of them were aald to be this year's product. AJI the fox fi-rmers In Southern Yukon had good luck this rear and some of them have already disposed of furs amounting to larite sums of money. Incidentally, however, there have iieen several Instance* within the i>MKt year that fur owners from the N'orth have brought their skins to Juneau, turned down offers received liere and Konc on outside when they eventually sold for less than they ' were offered here. McBRIDE GETS C0LLECT0RSHIP Well Known Juneau Business Mm; and Repcblican National Com mitteeman Knocks Persimmon Advices from Washington are to the effect that IVesldent Harding position of collector of custom* tor District 31. which Include* all Alas ka. hi* name having been ?ent to the Senate thla ?wk tor conflrma "JacV Mi-Bride Is an oldtlmer. having conic to Junsau !t> years ago Me has always been active In public affairs as well as In matters of bus line president of the C. W. Young Company until early the present year. In 1909 he was Alaska com for Alaska, for which position he hail what he considered an unbrcak and alMif them competent and ef sonte time that he would be the favored one. He Is still in Wash J. W. Troy, who has been collector of customs since February, 1919, mailed his resignation to Washlng succiMKor at any time the latter ap PRESENT OFFICERS ARE RENOMINATED Monday night being the time for the nomination of officers of the Woman's Auxiliary. Igloo No. 6. year, all the present officers were named, they having served leas than two months and since the Auxiliary latlon will take place at the first lowing will be reinducted into of MIsh Klonda Olds, secretary. Mrs. Addle McKlnnon. -reasurer. Mrs. A. I*. Kashevaroff. historian. Mrs. I. win 0. Mackle, chaplain. Jack Burford, sergennt-at-arm?. Mrs. George Uurford. trustee for Mrs. B. M. Hehrends. trustee for two-year term. Mrs. \V. B. Kirk, trustee for one year term. ELKS' CHRISTMAS TREE Juneau I.odge of Kllm will, a* usual, have a Christinas tree (or the i hlldron and. as usual. It will be all that any kid could wish for In that line. The date fixed by the Klks (or having their exercises is Monday night, Dec. 26. and their hall will lie the stene o( the (estivltlcs. SPOKANE ARRIVES The steamer Spokane arrived al I S: 30 this morning and a(ter dis ? barging a small cargo proceeded on to Skagwav shortly before noon She will sail south from here late tomorrow night. Miss Frances McConahey. who has been employed in Dr. C. P.' Jenna's ilenul parlors for some time, was a patenter (or the south on the Prin cess Mary (or a six weeks' visit. BUSINESS OF MUCH IMPORT Commercial Association Luncheon Thursday Interesting and Im portant Event More than usual Interest attached to the Commercial Association lunch eon Thursday as numerous matters of considerable moment to the city and community were up for discus sion. Homer A. Klwell. a member of the Railway Mall 8ervlce, was present at the luncheon, having been sent here by the Department at Washing ton for the purpose of securing data as to the requirements of the star mall routes out of Juneau, princi pally those from this city to Skag wav and Sitka, a desire having been expressed for larger boats than those now employed on the runs In order that the business offering may be handled more readily. Mr. Klwell was present for the purpose of se curing data as to the requirements of the routes, which matter Governor Hone Is also giving his personal at tention at the request of the Post office Department. Captain J. V. Davis of the launch Katebeth. which now has the con tract for carrying the mall on the Juneau-Skagway and Juneau-Sitka routes, was also present and kindly offered the association and Mr. El well all the data he ran supply as to the business of the routes during the' past 38 months and since he has been carrying the mail on them. The flsh Industry was discussed at the meeting and a request from the Ketchikan Commercial Club asking that tho^Juneau Association Join with it in urging a tariff of 3 cents per pound on frosen fish ar riving In the United States from or through foreign ports was referred to the committee on legislation. Mr. Coldatein reported that fishermen with whom he had conversed were not favorable to the Ketchikan prop George K Forrest, who Mime weeks ago wan named chairman of a special committee for the purpose of pro moting teamwork with other com mercial organization*, reported that he had taken the matter up with Ketchikan recently and that hearty (ooperatlon of the commercial rlub of that place had been aaaured. XI. L Merritt of the Forestry De partment save an outline of the In tentions of the road division of that department for the coming year, which was the same as that publish ed in this paper of last week. It. E. Robertson brought up the matter of the need of lights on the Douglas Island bar for the guldanre of small boats making the cutoff. He also advocated the dredging of a channel between Seymour Canal and Oliver Inlet. It waa announced, however, that Colonel Steese. of the River and Harbor Commlslnn. Is al ?oidy Interested In the project. STEEL STEAMER STARR CALLS ON WAY WEST The steel iReamer Starr owned by the San Juan Kiahlng Company, that has lately been awarded a mall con tract from Seward westward to and along (he Aleutian Islands, arrived here Thursday night and waa In port until yesterday afternoon when she continued her voyage to the westward. The Starr is a fine, sea worthy craft and is admirably adapt ed to the purpose for which she^has been designated. She Is nicely fitted up and equipped for carrying not only mail but pasaengera and freight. Her contract with the government rails for $78,000 per year for a period of four years. CLUB ROOM MAKES HIT The club room recently openod In the basement of the MethodUt church Is making a Croat hit with the boys of Juneau, but as accommo dations are as yet limited, the priv ileges of the club can not be extend ed to those not associated with the Methodist church. Eforts are br ing made to enlarge the scope of the club room at an early date. Another pool table may possibly be Included and nil kinds of games will be In troduced. A reading room will also be maintained and everything will be done to Interest the boys. OFF FOR CALIFORNIA Mr and Mrs. J. A. Hellenthal left on the Princess Mary for California, where they will spend .the winter on a ranch they own In that sun-kissed belt. ENJOYABLE DANCE The "four-bit" dance given by the Moose at their hall Wednesday night was well attended and much enjoyed by all present. COURT OFFICIALS GO TO SKAGWAY On the steamer Spokane iialllnK today for Hkugway are the official* of the court of thl* division, Judge T. M. Keod. I!. 8. Marshal Ooorne D. Dominion t. U. 8. District Attorney A. O. 8houp and Court Clerk John II. I)unn. A short term of court will bo held at SkaKway, beginning Mon day. It la probable that the official! wilt return Wednesday on the Esto j beth, as It la understood the only business the court will have tc | transact at Skagwny consist! ol hearing final applications for cltlfen sblp. CITY FLOAT IS NOT A BONEYARD Complaint That Small Boats Not in Commission Monopolize Much of City Float That numerous small boat* which are not In commission remain tied up at the City float, tonic of them haTlng been there' for more than a year, monopolizing apace that la re quired by "live one*." wai brought to the attention of tho city council at Ita regular meeting last night and it was the unanimoua expression of the members that tho float la for the uae of boata coming, unloading and going and not aa a boncyard for craft that la tied up for montha at a time. A motion prevailed Intrud ing the chief of police to havo the float clearcd of "dead one*" within Ave days, there being plenty of room and good moorage at the lower float. The delinquent personal tax llat waa presented and read at the meet ing, which shows arrearages amount ing to ) 1.350 without tho penalties attached. Of thla amount fully three-fourtha la due on gaa boata. Thoac In arreara will bo notified at once and If the amounts due are not forthcoming, atepa will be taken to enforce collection. The matter of tilt Introduction of a milk ordinance was deferred until a future meeting. A number of ladles appeared be fore the council with the ctmiplnlnt that the reading room of the City l.lbray is not usually sufficiently warm until late In tho afternoon. Tho ladies were assured that the de fect will be remodld. The usual routlno business was dlspoaed of. Councllmen Keeny and Wlcklandcr wcro absent from the meeting. SEEK TKEASUKE BEYOND ARCTIC Oldtimers Return After Spending Season Looking for Qold in Far North Regions Gordon C. Bettles. one of the moxt widely known oldtimers in Alaska and K. McGregor, who left for the Arctic region early last runinier on a mysterious search for golden treas ure. returned to Nenann yesterday on their way to the coast. Mr. Bet tie* will stop off at Anchorage, while his companion will return to the States, whence he came to Alas ka to assist the oldtinier In the Arc tic venture. Neither has a greut deal to say re garding the trip, beyond the fact that they were unable to locate the paystreak for which they sought. ? They left Nenana last June for tho headwaters of the Porcupine and Salmon rivers, the object of their search being a stream named (per haps by them) 8uckcr Creek, on which was reported to have been found. In earlier days, a rich pay streak. The creek Is about 660 miles distant from Nenana. toward the Arctic. The two men returned to civilisa tion by way of Port Yukon, going from that point to Fairbanks by way of- Circle and Chatanlka. They re port a very itrenuous trip, particu larly hard In view of the fact that it did not "pan out." ? Nenana News. DOUGLAS NOTES The Eag!??i will have a Christmas tree at their hall next Friday night for Eagles and their families. After the tree la dUmantled supper will be served. A farewell party was given to Mrs. James Eaherty last night ut the home of Mrs. I-*. W. Kllburn. which was attended by many of the honored guest's oldflme friends. Mra. Kaherty was the recipient of a fine present from those In attend ance. PAUL GOING TO WASHINGTON Attorney William F. Paul will leave on the Spokane tomorrow night for Washington In the Interest of Aaska fishermen. MOONSHINE RAYS ARE ECLIPSED Several Kaidi on Alleged Mild Drink Beiorts Made by Officials Last Night Moonshine may (till be bright In old Kenturky home*, but the activ ity of officer* of the law during the past few days ha? nerved to some what eclipse It In tlili locality. Three raldn were conducted on an many aoft drink stores by U. 8. Mar shal neaumont and his deputies and City t'hlef of Pollco Keegan enrly last nlKht. The places visited wen the Old Stand, New York Exchange and White House. In the former a number of bot tles of whisky arc said to have been found, and Arthur Abatte, Henry Stragler and Oscar Berg, the former two proprietors, the latter a bar tender, were placed under arrest. At the New York Exchange It Is claimed a bottle of white whisky wan found. The proprietor, John I'astl was placed under arrest. At the White House what Is al leged to bo beer was found, but no arrests wore made pending analysis of the stuff to test its horsepower. Of the four men above mentioned as having been placed under arrest. Abatte and Pastl were released on ball and Stragler and Berg are held in jail, not having secured bail at noon today. Hearing of the case* will come up In tho court of the Pnited Stales commissioner Monday forenoon. Prohibition Officer on Job Prohibition Enforcement Officer John B. Marshall made his first ar rest yesterday morning when Carl l?gan of Douglas arrived from that place with six bottles of what Is diagnosod as whisky under his arm. Logan was taken to the court hou*e and arraigned, entering a plea o'f not guilty. He was released on bail and his case will be heard Monday after ' noon. ALASKA BUSINESS DURING NOVEMBER Export* Amounting to $2,877,385 and Imports Amounting to 137,679 for Month According to the report ot Col lector of Customs J. W. Troy for the month oY November the exports from Alaska amounted to $2,877,386. of which canned salmon was the prin cipal. amounting to ll.687.6SS. Next In valuo wan copper ore which amounted to $624,978, followed by herring to the valuo of $249,490 The remainder was made up of other varieties of fish, fur, gypsum, mar ble and other articles. Imports for Novemhgt amounted to $137,679. of which $133.6r.3 was from the United States and $3,986 from Canada. In addition to the above shipments tothe United State" there was ship ped to Canada fresh fish, halibut, salmon and herring, to the value of The imports for Iho month were very light owing to the fact that at this season of the year little aside from provisions and coal are shipped Into the Territory. ALL DRESSED UP FOR CHRISTMAS While Juneau In not In ?h? throe* of what nilKht lie termed reek lens spending, a substantial holiday trade Is being enjoyed by the mer chants In all lines.. The town is wearing a holiday ap pearanre and many of the business houses are becomingly and season ably decorated. The groceries and markets are bountifully supplied with t he many things that go to make Christ ma., a success from a culinary standpoint. Tho post office Is the busiest place In town for days before and after Jhe arrivals of mall steamers with both senders and receivers of pack ages and letters. The Northwestern, sailing south on the 20th, Is posi tively the last steamer on which mall can reach points more distant than Washington state before Christmas The Prlncesa Mary Thursday carried a large consign ment of mall and the Spokane to morrow or Monday will also carry a large consignment. The steamer Northwestern, which arrived early Tuesday evening, brought 240 Backs of mall to the Channel, but the Spokane, here to day. Is really the Christmas boat for this part ot tho country. At least she brought the supply of Christ mas turkeys and fresh stuff. Jack Kline, agent for the Admiral Line at this place, returned this morning from a si* weeks' visit to California, where Mrs. Klne will re main for a longer visit. OLDTIME YUKONER ON WAY OUTSIDE Among the Northerners who were outlibuund on the Princess M:iry Wednesday night was Robert Low* of Whitehorse, who wus on hi; way to Join hla wife who prrredxl him In September to Saskatchewan, where Uiey own n 2.000-.icre wheat ranch and where they will remain until early spring. "Bob" I^otc la n pioneer of South ern Yukon and la one of the beat known and boat liked men of that country. He 1>as represented hla : ectlon aa member of tho Yukon | Council aeveral lime* and la atlll a mombcr of that body. Other Whltohorse passengers bound i-outh were Mr and Mra. Mrllvane, ho will winter In Seattle. The for mer la port ateword for the river and Inkca department of the White I'aaa < ompuny at Whitehorve. Previous to her marriage a year ago Mra. Mc llvnnc, then Mlaa I<aroae, was first assistant in the Whltehorae post of fice for a period of fifteen eyars. NEW OFFICERS FOR IGLOO NO. 6 Local Lodge, Pioneer* of Alaska. Elects Full Set of Officer* For Next Year President K. J. White. 1st Vice President ?J. T. White. 2nd Vice President ? J.T. Splckett. Secretary II. R. Shepard. Treasurer John Reck. Historian -A. P. Kashevaroff. Sergeant at Arms ? W. I). Brown. Chaplain Sigurd Wallsteadt. Trustee 1 1 year) ? P. Wolland. Trustee (2 years) ? W. C. Irish. Trustee (3 years) ? R. M. Kceny. The foregoing comprise the list of officers elected Thursday night to till the chairs of Igloo No. 6, Pioneers of Alnsku. for the ensuing year, In stallation to take place at the first meeting of January. Thursday night's meeting was well attended, nearly fifty members be ing present. Among other business transacted It was unanimously voted that the Igloo cooperate with the ladles' Auxiliary In the matter of ! oldlng a social every month tor the purpoM* of promoting good fellow ship and increasing interest in the organizations. HYDER TO HAVE A NEW WHARF That llyder Is to have a wharf loon seems now a prnrtlcal certain ly. Following upon the .islt of U. S. Kuglneer lluddleston a short time ago .on which he carefully looked Into the situation here, Joseph Ul mer. road commissioner for the First Division, who is also a surveyor, ar rived on the Carmen Monday and lias been busy since making a hy drography survey of Hyder's water front and taking sounding, the Car men awaiting the completion of his work before leaving. Mr. L'lmer had little to sav In re ;<rd to his work beyond the fact that ho had been sent in to do It, but hels not out of accord with other government officials connected with the development of Alaska In de claring that a wharf in Hyder Is a necessity Tor the promotion of this district's welfare and as a means of furnishing an outlet for the wealth which is now only commencing to be produced, and the production of which will require frequent visits by vi' els of large tonnage Miner. FOX AFTER 'EM AT KETCHIKAN Ketchikan. I>ec. 16. ? Arthur Vox. the new United State* commissioner of Ketchikan, mode the bootleggers shiver yesterday afternoon when he panned sontence on the Drit bootleg ger to appear before htm ilnco he took offlrc. It was Frank Morllles, who pleaded guilty to selling hootch In the California Coffee House. He wa? sentenced to three months in tlio federal Jail and was fined $250. Following up tho cleanup mado on the night before, officer* last night again made some arrests for alleged sales of booze. The complaints in the four cases hIIck? that the defendants sold drinks of liquor to Officer* Wilson and \Ycnrich. who had arrived In town from the north but a few hours before. FAREWELL DINNER Mrs. A. K. Gurr ga*e a very enjoy nhlc iunrheoe last Tuesday for Hobble and Marian Hersh. The in vited guests were: Bobble and Marian Hersh, Williaqi. Lucille and George Norton. Carl and Elsie Jen sen, Bobble Henning, Albert White. Jack and Celia Ourr. Bobbie and Marian, accompanied by their parents, left Thursday morn- , ing on the Princes* Mary for the ?outh. SHOUP'S ACTION GETS THE COIN Diitrict Attorney'! Procedure Against Fishing !"tereit* Brings Results The artlon taken by District At torney Arthur G. Hhoup before the late federal grand jury which re sulted in 24 Indlrtnenta being re turned against as many flshiug con cerns In thla division haa borne fruit in that |?. 820. 32 of the $24,204.28 due from the intereata Involved haa already been paid In taxes to the clerk of the court and much of the remaining $17,3X3.96 still due ia collectable, and Mr. Hhoup sa>s it will be collected If the corporations, parties and Individual owing it are atlll In buslneaa In the Territory. Tho law, however, does uot provide for making tax due a lien on the prop erty, a defect that will probably be remedied at the next session of tho Territorial legislature. The provisions of the tax law on cannorlea and other fishing interests provide that when the property is located within the corporate limits of a town, all tho tax collected by the clerk of the court la turned over to the treasurer of such town. In the event that the property Is not lo cated within the corporate limita of a town, and but a small per cent of It la, CO per cent of the tax collected Is devoted to the Territorial road fund, 30 per cent to the schools and 10 per cent to the Indigent fund o( the Territory. Prior to the Indictments returned by the grand Jury on complaint of Mr. Shoup, of the upward of $24,000 due In taxes from fishing Interests, $19,988.00 was due from what are termed "Foreign Corporuliona." fish ing intereata in thla division owned by non-residenta of Alaaka. leaving but a fraction more than $4,000 due from reaident owners. Mr. Shoup aaya that shortly after the first of the new year it Is hia In tention to file n protest againat fur ther operatlona by fishing Interests which are in arrears in payment of the tax due from them, thua putting it up to them to pay up or quit bus in ess. The foregoing amounts involved, taxes due and unpaid and taxea paid since the Indictments were returned are all for the year 1920, no action having been taken yet for the collec tion of tax duo for the preaent year. CONDITS TO MAKE HOME IB SITKA Dr. nnd Mm. J. H. rondit wcr. passengers on the Estebeth Thum day night for Sitka, where they will make their future home, the former having recently been chosen super intendent of the Sheldon Jackson school at that place. It Is possible that Mrs. Condlt may be required to go outside in tht> not distant futuro for treatment of her eye*, which havo given ter much trouble for some time past. COMPANY WINS IN DAMAGE SUIT In the suit of Amanda Kattl against the Alaska Juneau Hold Min ing Company for damages from the slide nearly two years ago on lower Front street, which slide resulted In the death of Laurl Makl. the jury last Monday night returned a ver dict to the effect that the company was not responsible for the slide. The case had been on trla! practi cally all of the previous week. Am anda Rattl is administratrix of the estate of the deceased. CHRISTMAS TREE FOR INDIANS Under the auspice* of the organ Izatf on known as tho Alaska Native Brotherhood. Christmas exercises will bo hod In their hall on Wll loiigliby avenue Christmas Kve. De cember 24. While all Indian chil dren are requested to be present. It Is primarily for the pupils of the Government school, who are being drilled for the exercises by one of tho teachers. Mrs. Helen Bernhofer. It Is said an Interest In* program is being prepared for the occasion. MOTHER OF 13 DIES Mrs. Lucy Thomas, wife of Joe Thomas, a native, died In Wrangell recently. She wa* about 66 years nf age and had been an Invalid for a number of years. She had lived In tho vicinity of Wrangell all her life and was Idi-ntlfled with the Sal vation Army. She was the mother of thirteen children, eight of whom nrc dead, ? Wrangell Sentinel. C. J. Ltncke. an Anchorage news paper man. who has been In Califor nia for the past few weeks, was a weal -hound passenger on the North western this week. City Councilman Robert M. Keeny left tbla week for t he outside In response to a cablegram announcing the serious illness of his mother.