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THE STROLLER'S WEEKLY
AND DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS V()I ' JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1922 NO. !> PROSPERITY FOR NORTH PREDICTED Present Outlook for Alaska Bettr. Now Than (or Many Years b General Belief geological survey nlinwtn the out tompared with for 1930. cording to the report Jiul received by the bureau. to lh* world-wide de pression In Industry which has re mitted in a decline In all forms of par. In Alaska. The dominant fea tures of the year's mining are Riven copper production and development owing to the low price of the metal; (!) the cloalujc of the Peneveraurr mine, one of th* three auriferous lode mines at Juneau (3) continu ation of activity In auriferous quarts 'prospecting In th* Sitka. Juneai: Salmon River and Willow Creek dl trlcta; III a revival of placer mln pruspectlng for coal In the Matanui* made la Alaaka petroleum Held* b drilling (7l discovery of a new lo Jepoait* In the Kantlshna dlntru ?> ina valley. Golden North flour is milled by the flouring Mill Corpora tion at th* Garden Inland mill from The Taaana Valley Agricultural Aa Seattle will nila ami San Krati has purchased the Alaska business coppiT. value*! at M.Iil.M, as com pa red with 7<M3.i.3C3 pounds, valucl at J13.SSO.IoS In 1920. The total Alaska copper output Ih no* S72.0 ">,#00 pounds. *alti.il at }135. says Gov. Srott C. Hone of Alaska, in a belated telegram rwfind by Sec retary Cbarln L Moore of the Se connection with the went banquet "An optimist. I believe that a goo.l year is coming for Alaska. There I everjr promise that 1J2! will show an Increase of at least 25 per cent in all business. This is a conservative estimate. I ask the aid of all sales men Id spreading the truth about Alaska vd making its needs Mon la deeply interested In the| speedy development of Alaska, a telegram from (larry S. New. of the Senate committee Steamship from Seattle to Alaska In 1932. The opening of the new government rail road from Seward on the ocean to Fairbanks in the Interior on the Yu kon !,,*?? to develop considerable asportation mon connected the two big steamship com tjt travel north next season. It hut b?n claimed If transportation costs to Interior Alaska could be reduced it would re open all the low grade (travel mines. Thin hit* now Ih'uii accomplished. weeks ago on bla mission to aecure IMxltlon (mm the steamship ruin panic*. who aitnitl to the through rate. It la about one-third of the general Jobbing business with other ratoa a urea Seattle's future aa the "We anticipate the doubling of aa compared with lout year." aaid A. eral manager of the Pacific Steam "Aa a result of the revival in aalmon It la exp led, "III double thoac of A |i .if of uhc it bread, the product valley In 191$, ?a? presented to the KeUU. who brought the grain from Fairbanks and turned It over to the Flouring Mills to be made -deration the age of the very beat grade of Marcua and Tur aii be grown In Wash GOVERNOR BONE IS WASHINGTON BOUND Chief Executive of Alaska Leaves Thursday Morning for Na tional Capital for the south, he brim en rout* In mission. he lit going with the view n<-au. It mnr be the ft rat of April before the coventor returns. During GIVEN THIS WEEK Ktren at that we may not have An enjoyable tlume wan iclven by at A. II. hall, and cotxl crowd* were ljutt uight the Auxiliary to the ed dame and supper at Moose hall The dam-lug season In this por ?ti t the Territory, opens January 1 TWO FISHING BOATS LOST the Mullard. were wrecked last week and In an attempt to take the men aboard her onto the Mallard, the lat to keep the engine going by feeding a few minutes she wan on the beach CHANGE OF OWNERS Ole Hagen has sold his transfer outfit to L. M. Kitter. who will eon Jun.u and thoroughly understands CONDITIONS OF WEATHER UNUSUAL Temperature at Nome and San Fran cisco Same Yesterday ? Kodiak 4 Degree* Wanner If Alaaka waa able to ahow the fol lowing temperature record* an a gen oral average for the winter, w would rood be able to advertise aa a winter reeort and the people of the western states would flock to Alaa- 1 ka to avoid the rigor* of their own ' climate. Yesterday morning the thermometer at Nome stood 36 de grees above aero? a very unusual oc currence In Itself ? but what made It even more unusual waa the fact that there was an inch and slxteen hundredths rainfall. According to Mr. Summers, chief ot fhe Weather Bureau, this breaka all precedents for thla time of the year. Inciden tally, the temperature at San Fran dsco, California, waa exactly the same. The warmest place In Alaska yea tenlay was Kodiak, where the ther- 1 mometer registered <0 degrees above zero; the coldest waa Valdcz with a temperature of 10 above. All over Alaska the snowfall has been light this year ? much below the average ? with the exception of Valdex. where the snowfall haa been about normal At Juneau the av erage precipitation for the month of January ? and this Is our wotteat month -haa ben 8.7 Inches to date. The general average la S3. 6 for the month. According to Mr. Summers, our mild winter so far has absolutely no significance. It la posaiblo that our present weather coudltlona will continue for the balance of the win tor. There aro no Indications to the contrary. Rut It la also possible and, according to the law of averages, probable, that wo will have adverse ?eather for tho remainder of the cold season. The following Is a record of the thermometer readings at widely dif ferent Intervals over Alaska for Jan uary 20th Juneau _... 28* abovt zero Nome Tanana .... Sitka 32 Dutch Harbor 36* " " St Paul Island ...... 30* " " For the purpose of comparison the following temperatures outside for the same date are given: I'rlnce Rupert 32* above aero Portland 28* " " PIONEERS' MEETING One oldtlmer, William Ireland, who came to Alaska In '98 In n sall I UK Vessel from San Krancisco anil who has been In practically every ramp In the North, was Initiated at a meet I iik of Igloo No.,6. Pioneers of Alaska. Thursday night. I)r. 8. Ilall Young, a charter member of Igloo No. 1. Nome, waa present at tho meeting and made an Interesting addresa at the clone of the order of business, as did also Mr. Ireland. At the first meeting In February a his torical session will be held and I)r. Young and other Pioneers will make talks. Members of tho Auxiliary are Invited to meet with the Pioneers on that occasion. MILLERS IN CALIFORNIA According to the following from the Petersburg Report. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Miller, who lived in Ju neau two years ago for several months, are now located In Cali fornia: "Word has been received recently from Lynn W. Miller, former owner and editor of the Petersburg Report, on a recent boat. Mr. and Mrs. Miller are now located at Petaluma. California, and In writing to K. L. Steberg. Mr. Miller says they like it very much. They send regards to all their friends. CONGDON GOES SOUTH >vcdcrlck Tennyson Cougdon. who wai defeated In the late election In Yukon by 0~>orge Black for member of the Dominion parliament, was a passenger on the Princess Mary Thursday morning for Vancouver, where he Is conducting a law prac tice, as are also at least a doien other former Dawson lawyers. Oeorge Black, successful candidate In the late election, la In a Dawson hospital nursing a few broken ribs and other injuries, the result of an accident to a sleigh in which he was riding be tween Mayo and Dawson two weeks ago. He will return to ths outside as soon as able to make the long trip by stage from Dawson to White horse. Black also maintains a law office In Vancouver. The steamer Victoria Is due at midnight southbound from the west ward. AMERICAN GIRL TO BE QUEEN OF GUAM The San Francisco Examiner of January 2 contain* a picture and ex tended account of how a little Los Angeles girls. Dorothy llubbard. Ik to bo the quoon of the moat dlatant > of America'! possessions, tho Island I of Guam, us sho will be tho only white child on tho Island. The mother of tho little quo?n-lo l?e. Mrs. Cocll Chase Wright llub I hard. Is a niece of Shelly II. Graver, of Juneau, and was to loavo San Francisco on February 6 to Join hsr husband, Dr. DeWItt Henry Hub bard. who I* attached to the United States naval hospital at Guam, to which place he Journeyed three months In advance of his wife and little daughter, the latter hut 22 months old. Of Dr. Hubbard the Ex aminer says: "He Is a veteran of the World War and during the influenza epidemic in Alaska three years ago did notable work In checking Its ravagos." SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY ADVERTISES ALASKA New Text Book? Contain Much In formation Concerning North land Conditions Copies of new school geographies published by tho McMillan Publish Ing House of New York, extensive publishers of school text books, have been received by Commissioner of Education L. D. Henderson which devote several pagos and no less than seven illustrations to Alaska, her re sources. possibilities and conditions. The Illustrations In tho new pub lication show flshluK scenes, mining, a reaper at work In a grain Held, ? trapper's cabin and typical Alaskan scenery, while tho descriptions are explanatory of conditions hero as they aro. According to Mr. Hender son. they are the first school publi cations that have not spe< Iallzed on glaciers, polar bears and blue snow. There aro two of tho geographies, intermediate and primary, and their study In thousands of schools thru out the United States should do much toward giving the youth of the land accurate and rellablo^ information concerning Alaska. WINTER TRAIL TO MAYO VERY GOOD The Dawson Daily New* of recent date contain* the following: Stair Sergeant llraipitcr, of the H. C. M. P.. I ewljr appointed m agl a trato for the Mayo dirt riot . loft Daw ?uin thin morning for Mayo with hln faiit dog team. A team of poller horses with supplies for the Mayo post left yesterday, and alio is car rying the equipment which Dempster will need there. In his new position ih? sergeant will have authority to try cases of limited scope and thu* obviate the necessity of having such matters brought to Dawson. It alao 1* exported that an additional pout or two will be established In the Mayo district 1n time. One may be located at Keno Hill before long. Kred 8wanaon, the well known Mayo proapertor and musher, alao got away with hia crack dog team today for Mayo district. lie will visit Mayo City and hopes to go thru to Keno lllll immediately afterward. He la taking with him a few light articles ordered by Mayo merchants, and some letters. Swanaon made fast time coming down from Mayo. He left there Thursday, the 22nd. and got hero Monday, the 26th. Tony llollenback and John Mellish, who also got in this week, loft Mayo thu twentieth. QUARTZ DISCOVERED IN INTERIOR HILLS While hunting In the hills back of Healy recently, Louis Doxet, for some time paat engaged in atation work along the government railroad, came across several outcropping* of quartz of such attractive appearance that ho gatheerd several samples of (he rock and sent them to the Bu reau of Mines station at Fairbanks for tests. The samples were taken from throe places where t he ledge was exposed and tho tests disclosed the presence of copper, galena, xlnc and gold. There is a large body of the quart! In sight and It Is ho close to the government railroad, being only about six miles from Healy, that Dozet plans to begin development work at an early date to nacortaln the extent of the richness of his And. ? Nenana News. ALL ELKS SMOKED A fine eight-pound boy was born to Mr .and Mrs. It. Patrick at St. Ann hospital Wednesday night and as the proud father Is a "gudo" Klk. all his brothers smoked Thursday. Mr. Patrick is employed by the Al aska Electric Light ft Power Com pany. ORGANIZATION OF FEDERAL EMPLOYES Object It to Bring About Clarifica tion of Federal Employes in Order of Efficiecy A good representation of federal employe* was present at a meeting lield Thursday night In the Elks' , lodge room when a local branch of the National Federation of Federal Employes waa perfected. The object* of tho National or ganization are to promoto the wefare of federal employes, Insure their ef ficiency and creato a public senti ment that will demand that they be givon treatment ns good as their fol low workers In prlvato Industrie*. To this end tho organization la endorsing %nd working for- the pas sage of the Lohlbnch-8terllng bill which proposes a classification of federal employes to Insure that po sitions requiring equal qualification and effort be paid the same compen sation regardless of the department In which the position happens to be. At present, for example, a stenog rapher In one department may be paid $1,200 per year whllo In a dif ferent department and with prac tically the same qualifications the pay may bo $1,800. Klther one Is paid too little or the other too much. Tho question of classification of federal employes nlone is a big prop osition and It was realized at the meeting that an effort to solve It may he fraught with mistakes, but with out such eiTort the present mistakes and Irregularities will be perpetuated It was stated at the meeting that the welfare of tho organization should bo of Interest to every citi zen. a* the membera arc public serv ants who are doing the people's work and running the machinery of their government, which work, in most cases. Is performed without os tentation and with more efficiency than la generally realized. The meeting Thursday night was attended by about 20 men and one woman, all federal employed. The following officers were elected to serve for a period of one year: I'resident. Charlee K. Naghel; vice president. Wellman tlolbrook; sec retary-treasurer. M. L. Stepp: trus tees. M. B. Summer*, Louis King. M. S. Whlttler: sergeant at arau.. Mark ItUHsell. A membership committee was appointed consisting of M. B. Summer*. H. Sparling and M. S. Whlttler. The charter roll will ro maln open for audi period a* the local association may decide upon. The local due* were fixed at 60 cents per month which includes National due* and subscription to the Federal Employes' Magazine, which I* pub lished at National headquarters. GOLDSTEIN INSTALLS NEW HEATING PLANT A now heating plant lit being In Mulled in the Goldsteiu building which. according to Mr. Goldstein, will afford n saving of between n hundred and fifty and two hundred dollars monthly. Oil is to bo noed ai fuel and outsido of the question of economy. It Is more efficient, cleaner, and the fuel tanks being ?ituated under the sidewalk. the span- formerly occupied for eoal bins can now be used for other purposes. Excavation for the tank waa com pleted today and everything will be In leadinea* for It to be put in place the first of the week. Thin tank la 84 feet long and haa a rapacity of over 130 barrels, or approximately 6,700 gallon*. Mr. Goldstein is to be commended for having the work done at the present time, ns It furnishes work for a number of men who otherwise would be Idle. BATHE -HATCHERY FOREMAN tyank Wilson severed his connec tion with the Territorial ilsh hatch ery on Wednesday of this week and Superintendent C. D. Garfield placed Walter Bathe in the position of fore man. Mr. Hathc has been connected with the hatchery for two ycors and and Is said to have a thorough knowledge of the work. Mr. Wilson has not announced his plans for the future. James Manning is Mr. Ilatho'a assistant. OLD NORTHERNER IN LIMBO Dave Courtemancho, former Fair banks barber and well known old timer, is In the tolls In the States. He is reported to have been caught recently by the officers of the law with a load of booze in his car. The car and booxe were confiscated, and Dave is ssld to be doing time. He |j old enough to know better, as ho was running a barber shop In Daw son 22 years ago and was at that time pas' the middle age. He Joined the first rush from Dawson to Fair banks. WILD RUMORS AFLOAT Tliero aro rumor* around town which. If proven true, will tend to discredit effort* being ninde to sup press the traffic In Intoxicating liquors, but It may bo thnt the ru mora are unfounded. It la claimed, however, thnt a big moonshine in dustry wan discovered some time ago several miles up Lynn Canal and that the operator of tho plant was arieeted and later released on prom ise to pay his captors a certain sum of money; that he came to Juneau to get the money, but instead of re turning with it, took a steamer and left town; that the officers wait ed at the distillery for several days and, concluding that they bad bean jobbed, set fire to the building and dcFtroycd It, together with all the evidence in the way of outfit and equipment. Including over a doxen Hacks of sugar. AND FISHERMEN SHOULD KNOW I^jcal halibut flshermcu are op poied to the suggestion advanced at Seattle that a closed season for hal ibut be fixed from January 1 to March IB. They say tho season that halibut should bo undisturbed is from November 15 to February IS, as the spawning season Is over at the latter date. And If flshermjn arc not familiar with the habits and customs followed by flsb, who Is? POPE BELIEVED _ ONJDEATH BED Having received news yesterday of the very serious lllnoss of Popo Ben edict, Bishop Crimont haa been in close touch with the cable office to day. hut up to noon there had been no change in the Pope's condition further than that his physicians had given out tho statement that he was quietly sinking and that the end waa but a few hours distant. In the event news of tho death of the Pope should be received later today. Bishop Crimont states that service!" appropriate to the sad occasion will bo conducted by him tomorrow. COUNCILMAN FRIES RESIGNS SEAT At n regular meeting of tbo city council lant night the 'eslgnatlon of Councilman Fries wan rend and ac cepted. Mr. Fries left Thursday moriiliiK on the Princess Mary for an extended visit to California and St. lunula and, aa he will be absent at least three months, he thought proper to resign his position on the council, whlcli resignation, together with that of Counriitnan Robert Kceny, now In California, leaves two vacant scats on the aldermanic hoard. It In probable that both will he filled at the first regular meeting In February. The ordinance regulating dairies was passed last night and will take effect March 15, IJut litlc other business was trans acted at last night's meeting aside from passing on a few bills. JOHN NOON SAYS DRAYTON HONEST John Noon of Seward, former member for two terms of the Terri torial legislature, accompanied by Ills wife and son, was aboard the Northwestern a week ago en route 10 Portland, where he expects to es tablish a home after 25 years' real ilence In Alaska. He disposed of hi* business at Seward, but says he may I return to the North in the event that Ills eyes, which are bothering him, net better. As Mr. Noon's town has two can didates for delegate, he was asked as to their relative merits and gave it as his opinion that Thomas I). Orayton is much the stronger man of the two. He said Drayton Is honest and has the courage of his convlctlonr and would be a live wire at Washington. HALCYON PAST IS PORTRAYED The dance at Moose Hall last ?light by the Auxiliary of the Pio neers of Alaska, ably assisted by tho Pioneers themselves, was a page from the paat, many of the ladies be ing attired In dresses of the style of twenty years ago and there wore none so bold as to decry them as un becoming. From 9: SO until an hour l>ast midnight dancing was continu ous and at times, when old fashioned 'square" dances were on, the sounds [ bat emanatod from the hall might have recalled to passersby recollec tions of pay night In a cow town. (leorge llurford as floor manager iiept things going at a lively rate nnd Frank Aldrlch, In the capacity <<f speaker of the house, gavo indi cations of having been able to go ?ome when the going was good. The music by the Woofter, Mock and Har ris trio was all that could be desired, while the refreshments, coffee, sand wiches and beans, had lea cream and cake discounted. FORD HAS BIG CASH RESERVE Financial Wizard of Detroit Hat More Money on Hand* Than Any Man on Earth Allan L. Benson, correspondent or the International Newi Service, sent out the following curly this month: Detroit, Mich. ? Henry Ford becan the new year with the greatest amount of caah in the hank tliat auy human being ever had. A law years ago, ItuMell Sago, wltb ten or fifteen millions In ready caah uaed to have this distinction. Two days ago, the General Motors Company announced thai It had In the bank I41.OUO.OOU. Henry Ford's bank balance today Is in exceas of $121,000,000. He him self docs not know within $5,000,000 or $10,000,000 of how much actual caah he haa at the moment, because he has not taken the trouble to In quire of his son. Edsel, the treasurer, since the foregoing figures were given to him a few weeks ago. "Our Imlanco today," aald Mr. Ford, "Is probably between $13S,C0,000 and $145,000,000." Henry Ford Is a billionaire. In reply to a question, he told me to<iay that he had no doubt that his hold ings. basi-d upon their earnings. Vould be capitalised and sold for a billion dollars. Mr. Ford gave me this Information because 1 asked for It. Neither Ills mind nor his conversation runs to money. I am sure money means less to him than to any other rich man whom I ever knew. "My- property, he continued, "con sists of about $100,000,000 worth of building*. $100,000,000 worth of ma chinery anil lomething more than $100,000,000 in ca*h. Ai a going concern. I hare no doubt thnt those ?wots rould be capitallxcd and aold for a billion dollar*. Ilut thin $121, 000,000 or whatever It is that we have In the bank*, means nothing to me except a tool with which to work. I might liken It to a fly wheel on an engine, the belt from a motor to a machine. or to the wire that feeds electricity to a trolley car. A big balance Is required to keep oun wheel* going. Wo pay waR<? amounting to $500,000 a day and our materials coat us $750,000 a day. Our bank balance Is therefore suf ficient to pay our operntlng expenses for only about 100 days. "All the money that comes to mc goes into new Industries. I never Invest money In bonds or anything of the kind. What I want I* to mak? this a better country for all of us to live in. That la why I want to get a chance to go to work ht Muscle Shoals. I see the government Is going to have a third bid for Mus cle Shoals, by the way. I wonder if the politicians are playing their old game of complicating a situation for the purpose of killing a plan by de laying' action upon It. Well. If they keep me out of Muscle Shoals, I will try to get a chance to put some dams on the Minslsalppl. They can not bar mo out of all the water power sites in the country. I am going to get in a number of places. It In to the public interest that the wasted water power of this country should bo aaved. Knough water power Is going to waste to heat, cook and fur nish light for all the people of tlie country. "But 1 don't want Muscle Shoals or any other big power site for the purpotte of owning It. If I get Muscle Shoals, I shall contrive a plan by which It will eventually become the property of the government with out cost and serve the people forever while bringing profit to the govern ment." AFTER 21 YEARS With the Issue of January 7, the Weekly 8tar, which was established at Whltehorsc early in 1900, being moved there from Bennett, B. C? when the White Pas* railroad waa completed to the head of navigation on the Yukon river and Bennett had loat Its prestige, waa discontinued temporarily, but will probably be reincarnated In the spring. The Star waa run as a daily for *everal year* and during the time Southern Yu kon waa being exploited at a quartz field, but for the past 15 years It has been a weekly and during much of thnt time it was a money maker. At present business In Southern Yu kon Is quiet, but Its mineral wealth Is so great that It Is bound to re vive with the bettcrmont of condi tions. "HAPPY" RETURNS NORTH C. J. (Happy) Burnslde. a miner from the Wheaton district in South ern Yukon, who spent several days here recently, was a northbound pas senger on the Estebeth Monday night and will likely spend the remainder of the winter In 8kagway before re suming his mining operation*.