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THE STROLLER'S WEEKLY
AND DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1922 i BALANCE REMAINS OF WHOLE AMOUNT Of 436.COO.OOO Authorized for Gov ernment Railroad. $839,790 Is Unappropriated Sralllf. A Washl melon, D. C., apevlal mt" The llou*e apnroprls tiona committee haa added nn Item paled deficit in the operation of the Alaska railroad. To complete the road the hill earrlea 13.110 210. the amount rerommnded by the Midnet i bureau. TM* will leave $!>S?.7?0 unappropriated o ft he lotal authori zation o fthe $5<,000,000 for the road, and to be appropriated later. The bill aim) imvldea an incrrsae of $35,000 In the appropriation for the Alaaka Uureau of Education. ThU the Ala.<kt Hureau of the 8e ittle Chamber of Commerce haa been active In behaif of the Territory dur pvrt of Chairman John I*. Ilartman. ?rho review* the work of (he bureau I'reiwntation of Alaska data be fore the hearing* conducted by the lliHiar Committee of Territories on i he Curry development bill for Alas A minted by contribution* from Se attle huaineiw men, the Alaaka Bu tnanaKemeitl of a complete exhibit of \la?k it rrxiun-e* at the National Re-publication of Alaaka Bureau general condition* In Alaaka; Entertained approximately 2.000 tlaltora at Bureau room*. Kntvrtalned the member* of the I'niveralty of Waahlngtoti Sourdough Club with dinner at the Rainier i lub. The membera of thia club are >ua and daughter* of Alaskan*. It ?aa voted to make Ihla dinner an an (a) ron*trmltT? government p?>l it y whlrli will oentrallie ad ni in Intra linn of Alaskan affairs In Alaska ural r?wirrw and ? permanent pop (b? Adequate paasenger. mall and frelKht service to Alaska peninsula. (r ) protective tariff to enrourag ores to stimulate production of plat The Western Confectioners Asso elation, of which t'hestef K. Hubert* route to Alaska. The delegate* *11' embark on the steamship Spokane ? astern Alaskan points wilt require eleven days. The delegate* will en Juneau. Skagway and other towns possibly the Memlenhall glacier. IS mile* out of Juneau. Mr. Roberts chosen to at t as president of the ? onfeetloner* at their recent mid The proposal was met with universal approval. Already, more than three fourths of the state rooms on the Spokane have been engaged by dele gate*. Several Kastcrn men who are honor rv members of the Western Confections A?*<? iation are expected to make the Journey to the North anticipating Incnwil traffic to Al oka. In preparing to put a number <>( now Idle vensela In service in the near future. The Cordova. the lat ter part of t hla month, will sail with a full cargo and a big lint of passen << rs. consisting of a number of can nery handa hound for Southeastern dhate that a larger number of Alas kan anneries will be operating tht? ear than laat. when only 30 per > ent of (he Northern territory plants The Seattle Chamber of Commerrc tlonal advertising to bring tourists here, and Coo letter* a day are com ing from all part* of the United State*. Alaska trips are prominent ly featured In the literature sent out b\ the Chamber Indications point to record travel to the Territory thl* Alaska's export* to the states dur Ing the month of Oerember totaled ll.Hlo.7S3, according to the month ly statement of ?ommere* issued b) John W. Troy, collector of cuatoms Of this amount tl.311.T0S represent ed the value of products of the Ter ritory exported. Governor Bone haa been assured of the active support of President Harding to secure federal legisla tion ueceeaary for the early opening of Alaska's vast resources, aa well as to people the great northern ter LACK OF PULMOTOR CAUSES MAN'S DEATH Although l>r. R. V. Kill* and Ills assistant Alfred Th!bixk>?u worked over an hour and a half yesterday afternoon III an attempt to revive Peter (Joossens. who waa asphyxiated by gas from the entitle on III' boat, the Itanxo. they were unable to re suscitate him. It waa hoped at flrat that tho man could bo saved. inas niiioh aa the blood had not yet con Kcnl.il when the doctor arrived, al though there waa no heart action. It la the opinion of Dr. Ellis that re covery of Gooseus would have been effected had a pulmotor been avail able. ?Ketchikan Chronicle. VAWTER DEAN OF ALASKA OFFICIALS After Twenty-Three Fears Continu ous Service Leave* for Sun Kissed California On the Northwestern, southbound last Tuesday morning, waa Cornell UK L. Vawter. one o fthe moat pictur esque figures In Alaaka official hlatory. After twenty-three years of life in Alaaka aa an odicial of the Depart ment of Justice leaves the Territory for KiNkl and will take up hia reai dence In San Diego. Mr. Vawter la. without doubt, the dean of public l*r!or to DISS Mr. Vawter was a successful silver mine operator In .Moiitaua. Then came the slump In ailver and the subsequent closing of many of the mines throughout the Mr. Vawter was appointed a deputy slial Shoup and was stationed at St. Mbhacl. At this time there waa but one Judicial division in Alaska. The headquarters u( the court waa at at Sitka. In IS'.iti Mr. Vawter took a number of criminals from St. Mi chael to Sitka, among whom waa llomer Bird, who waa convicted of murder after two sensational trials and waa hanged at Sitka, lie was the first man legally executed In the In 1SOO the Second Judicial dlvis lon. with headquarters at Nome, wan established. and Mr. Vaw-ter was ap pointed t'nlted States marshal (or the new division. Mr. Vawter wan murshal all through the stirring days of the regime of the notorious Judge Noyes. Ha was the officer who took the Infamous Alexander McKenxie to San Francisco under arrest upon charges of contempt of court of the Circuit Court of Ap peal* Mr. Vawter was an Importnnt witness against the Noyes and Mc Kenzle crowd, made famous by Hex Subsequently Mr. Vawter returned as deputy marshal, stationed at Un ga. and when II. K. Lore was made marshal of the Fourth division. Mr. Vawter accompanied Marshal Love to Fairbanks, and has since served as deputy In the Fourth division at Iditarod, and for the past several It Is understood that Marshal Stevens desired to retain Mr. Vaw servlce he has determined to seek a place where the waters run more The memoirs of Mr. Vawter. drawn from his twenty-three years of offiilal life In Alaska, passing Nome, the early Alaska life of tur moil. the stirring episodes of fron tier life, would fill volumes of fact stranger than fiction, a por trayal of human nature at Its best :ind in its elemental pasMona. ? Val INNOCENT TOTS ARE VICTIMS OF PARENTS I jo* Angeles. Mow parents follow world event* i ml other lead* ? Id naming their children has heen re vealed here In the taking of the annual school census. Juat com pleted. Some of the names whlrh caused the census-taker* to ask that I hey be repeated were: Liberty Kond William*. Chateau Thierry Itogers, I.yle Stocking. Au rora llorealia Haas. Merrily Grumb ling. Hosea Lyre. Polly Parrot, Mel ha I'each 4 Helen Warmer. Service Warm. Sterling Price, Europe Wll Other* answered the question, "What shall we call him?" by af fixing as given names Patrick Henry. Ethan Allen. George Washington. Abraham Lincoln, Wood row Wilson, and Warren Harding. DELINQUENT TAX SALE MONDAY According to a notice which has appeared In this paper during the past several weeks, a sale of property which Is delinquent In the payment cf taxes for the year 1 92 1 will be held in the City hall next Monday. February !Q, at 10 o'rlock In the forenoon. The sale will he conduct ed by City Clerk A. E. Gurr. VERY EMBARRASSING Nothing la either more embarraa aing or harassing than to be sitting humped up in a room striving to keep warm and have a window ten der Its realgnation. thereby admit ting enough fresh oione to stock a whole Kansas county that is swelter ing in August heat. Yet many Ju ueaultes had that unfortunate ex perience this week when Sir Boreas Taku was abroad In the land. WIND'S VELOCITY UNPRECEDENTED All Former Records Knocked to Smithereen* During Thurs ?? day Forenoon Velocity recordi (or wind as well us many windows were smashed In this vicinity Wednesday night and Thursday of this week. On the lat ter day and beginning at 10: IS In1 the forenoon and continuing for five minute* the wind moved over the country at the rate of 85 miles an hour, the previous record, since rec ords were started six years ago, be ing 40 miles an hour. These figures are announced by Local Weather Observer Summers, whose equipment for taking accurate observations Is of the very best and most modern. Ileglnnlng Wednesday forenoon the wind began to play "Tnkulsh" freaks and by evening It was going as strong as at any time the previous week. Hut It soon passed the rec ord of the previous week, getting stronger and stronger with each suc ceeding blast during Wedneaday night until, when Thursday morning arrived. It was off In a class of its i-lmax being reached at 10:18. when all speed records were relegated to the discards. Hut more than speed records were being smashed by the 65-mlle gait. Windows all over town were tender ing their resignations, chimneys were tottering on their pedestals ami ' signs were glratlng through the air | until It was danrerous to withdraw I heads from beneath tho covers. T<' record all the damage done wouli! not leave room for the church no tices in this paper. All of Wednesday night, Thursday ind Thursday night Klre Chief Oray had patrolmon out and every smoke more Intense than that which ac ? ompanies the manufacture of a tack of hots was Immediately In vestigated. Fortunately no Area oc < urred. Late Thursday night the wrath of the storm king was appeased and Friday morning was ushered In as nerenly as a morn' In June, but the Industrious housewife who revels In dusting can find work and ejoymem for the next several days, as only hermetically sealed receptacles es caped from the dust. SEATTLE PAPER IS VERY OPTIMISTIC Post-Intellifjencer Sees Relief for Bareau-Cnrsed Alaska at Hands of Congress Alaska, tangled for years and Its growth and program hindered by the routrol of eight to ten different gov ernment bureaus, ha* nn exeellent pronpect of getting away from Its complicated lyaleni of government under the frlandly auspices of the administration and Congress familiar with Alaska's needs. Gov. Bone of the great territory, who commenced his light for central ized Alaskan government while he was editor of this newapaper. Is now In a poaltlon to make his efforts count with greater effect through hi* official poaltlon and familiarity with the Territory's needs. He is now at the national capital and every friend of Alaska will hope to hear of the accomplishment of his alms. There are many reasons why 19S2 should register the beginning of bet ter days for Alaska. Congreaa In shaping to centralise its govern ment; the new government railroad is now In operation from Seward to Fairbanks; coal from the Mntanus ka and other mines is beginning to consignment soon due in Seattle; and. most hopeful of good results of all. President Harding has promised to visit the Territory during the (jo*. Bone himself sees a resump tion of Industry and of business In all parts of the Territory and notes the increasing achool enumeration and building of homes Every pros pect Is thus for a Rood year In Alas ka and the beginning of a period of new settlement and progress to con tinue Indefinitely In the future. ? Seattle Post-Intelligencer. FATHER ORLOFF GOES WEST Rev. Orloff, pastor for the past six years of the Russian church at Tatit lek. has been transferred to the parish at 1'nalaska .and will leave on the Victoria for Seward, there taking the steamer Starr for Unal nsko. Rev. Orloff recently received word from Archbishop Alexander of New York, head of the church for North America and Alaska, that he had been appointed to the pastorate of the 1'nalaska parish, and to pro ceed to that place as soon as pos sible. Rev. Orloff reports that his for mer charge* at Tatltlek are not do ing well this winter, there being no work for them, and they are de pending for the most part on their trapping for a livelihood. ? Valdez JAPANESE TEA SUCCESS The Japanese tea given by the Camp Fire Girls at the Gem Ice Cream Parlors last Saturday after noon was a great success, the affair being generously patronized. GURR NOW CITY CLERK A. K. (Jurr, one of the bent known oidtlmers In (ho country, li now clork of the city o( Juneau, having succeeded A. B. Cole, who resigned the clerkship to become chief dep my In the office of ITnited States Marshal Ilea union t. Mr. Cole va ? -a ted the office of clerk on Wednes tlay. For several year* Mr. Curr wnt raihler and manager of the Klrst Territorial Dank at Douglas. resign Iiik that podltlon late In 1920 to en >:ago in the logging bualneaa In Urltish Columbia. He la a competent and capable inan and will make a llrst-claas city official. MAYO DISTRICT IS VERY PROMISING All Development Work on Keno Hill Properties Indicate* Increas ing Richness Keno Hill. Tho sinking of shafts on the several mining properties which are being developed oil this hill this winter goes on steadily, and the oro continue* to show up wide and rich In tho varioua veins. On the Wornocke work*, on the McQuosten slope, the two shafta are down eight feet each, and the ore bodies wide and as high grade ax ever. Production from the No. 9 vein of the Yukon llold property continues steadily, and about twenty tons of the ore is being shipped from that property dally. Development on (he Smile claim of the Yukon Uold Com pany, on the McQuesten slope, also shows continued high values and wide vein matter. Work on the 8late Creek property also continues to show good width of vein and high values. Considerable building and other preparations for tho coming season are on in the vicinity of Keno lilll. It Is generally agretd by all min ing expert* and others experienced men of the camp that from the pres ent Indications Keno Hill will prove the renter of one of the biggest *11 ver camps the world ha* seen. PREFERENCE SHOWN FORMER SERVICE MEN The following instructions were received this week l>y Frank A. Boyle. Heglstcr of the United States land office: "House Joint Resolution No. 30, approved January 22. 1922, amend ed Joint resolution of February 14. charged soldier*. Kailori or marines a preferred right on homestead or desert land entry, bo ?? to provide that for the period of ten year* font and after February 14. 1920, on the opening of public or Indian lands to entry, or the restoration to entry of withdrawn public lands, the order restoring such lands shall provide for u period of not le:s than ninety days prior to the general restoration of surh lands during which honorably discharged officers, soldiers, sailors or marines who served In the United States Army or N'avy In the war with Germany shall have a preferred right of homestead or desert land entry, but not otherwise ehnnKing the provi sions of the said Joint residution approved February 14. 1920. "Lands that had heroine subject to general deposition prior to Janu ary 2st will not he affected by the amendment, but nhcre lands have been restored heretofore and the prlod of G3 days preference right provided by Circular A?S (47 U I).. 346). bad not expired January 21st. the preference right for the officer*, soldiers sailors and marines will be held to extend for the period of 91 days from the beginning of the period." FIREMEN'S DANCE GREAT SUCCESS The lfith aununl bull of the Ju neau Kire Department took place laitl Saturday night ami wn* fully up to the standard of thoitc of former year*, being, as usual, the great event of the winter. The law A.B. hall wa* beautifully decorated for the oceaiilori, the eolor effect* being hoth unique and original. Drake'* orchest ru supplied music and from ?tart to finish everything went with out a hitch. A large crowd was pres ent, there being many from Douglas and Treadwell. NOMINATIONS MADE FOR GRAND LODGE The principal business transacted at a rather meagerly attended meet ing of Igloo No. IS, lloneer* of Alas ka. Thursday night, wa* the nomin ation of four delegates to the Urand Igloo which will meetin Ketchikan the latter part of March. Those placed in nomination are H. K. Shep ard, Thomas Knutaon, William Ire land and Rer. A. P. Kaslievarolf. Election of delegate* will take place at the next regular meeting of the Igloo. MISS WALGREEN'S BODY IS TAKEN TO CHICAGO Two RlRters of the late Ml** K. C. Walgreen. Mr*. F. 8. Newcomer and Mr* J. O. Tlppen*. arrived on the Northwestern Tuesday night and left on the Mary Thursday morning with tho body of their sister en route to Chicago, where Interment will be made. EPIDEMIC OF INFLUENZA HERE Disease Diagnosed as Reipitory In fluenza Is Prevalent Through oat Juneau There In no side-stepping llie far! that a considerable percentage or the population of Juneau la alck ? not dangerously ho. but alck enough to he confined to home* and, In Rome canes, to beds. Dr. H. C. DeVlgne. well known Ju neau praetltloaer and Territorial Health Officer. diagnoses the present opldemlc as respltory ' influenza In that it effects the patient In the throat, chest and lungs rather han In tho Ntotnach or bowels. That It Is contagious, Dr. DeVlghne says. Is a ? ertaltity for the reason that If one member of a family contracts It. each member of the aamo family If pretty auro to have the name thing within a day or two. He also says that It seems more Revere this week than last, as many as four of his patients having reached the pneu monia stage thia week before he wait called to treat them. Aa to the spread of the diseaae, Dr. DeVlghne says It Is by exliala ilon on the part of the person af flicted, Infecting those with whom the patlont is In close contact. Thus far there have been no fatal ities In this locality, but It Is a no tlcable characteristic of the disease which differs materially from that of former "flu" periods and that Is many persona well advanced ill life are now III while In former visita tions of the diseaae those who had passed middle age were practically Immune from the contagion. While Dr. DeVlghne does not an ticipate any? at least many- -seri ous results from the disease now prevalent, he says persons should not needlessly oxppso themselves to it. and that persons enjoying good health should take the best possible ? are of themselves In order that tliey may avoid contracting colds. No reports of tho cxlstenco of In fluenza In other parts of the Terri tory have been received here, and it is said that there havo as yet been no cases on Douglas Island. There nro many children III In Ju neau. but thus far none of the Juve nile attacks have been serious. The pneumonia case* are all those of per sons of or past middle age. SCHEDULE SHOWING SOLDIERS' BONUS Caih Paymenti Practically 25 Per Cent Lew Than if "Other Options" Are Ttaken urea showing at u glance what the former nervier man would Ret for varying period* under the proposed *oldlcr bonus aet. The IlKureH ahow what ho would get on the cash Itaalf or under the four optiona, which In clude I nun ranee, vocational training, farm or home aid and land settle ment. The perloda are calculated on the maximum period of service and uIho on the baals of one year and of t lx mom ha and will aervc to k'*c the soldier an approximate idea or what la "comlnK to him." according to Ilia length of Henrico. Moat an ovcracas aoldler could Ket 342.26. Moat a home aervlce aoldler could get ? Cash. 1775; other optloni, $1, A aoldler who aerved one full year overseaa would Ket ? Caah, f 396. 26; other optiona. $554.74. A aoldler who served one full year at home would Ket- -Caah, $305; other optiona. $427. A aoldler who aerved six months overseas would get ? Caah, $175; other optiona. $245. A soldier who served six months at home would KOt ? Caah, $128; other optiona, $178.20. MINING ACTIVITY TO RESUME SOON The Falcon Mining Company that owns promising mining property on Kalcon Arm. Chlchagof Island. hn* announced through lt? recently ap pointed Juneau agent, Charlow <1. Warner, that operations will be re Mimctl on an extenalve walo curly thl* Kprlng whon the *um of $75. 000 which ha* heen appropriated for development work, will l>o expended. Already there la a tunnel 1.000 feet In length on the property. MEETINGS POSTPONED At lea*t two eventa which were to have been held Thursday night of thl* week wore postponed on ac count of the *evere weather, one be ing tho social of the Blblo class at the I'reshyterlan church and the other a meeting of the Civil Service I.cagne. iloth event* will be held later and when the weather la le*a severe. RETURNS FROM SKAGWAY After being In Skagway two weeks on professional buainea*. Dr. A. \V. Stewart returned home on tho Este beth Sunday night. McCARTEY IMPROVING Dan McCartey, an oldtimer who wa? taken to the St. Ann hospital ten days ago Rufferlng from lieart trouble, l? reporten as slowly Im proving. CINDER IN BOY'S EYE SAVED RIGOS FAMILY The following telegram wan re cently wnt out from Seattle: "A cinder In the eye of Thomaa. Jr.. probably saved the llvea of for mer Governor Hlggs and bla entire family, all of whom were dreaaed and III the art of leaving to attend the performance at the Knicker bocker theater when the boy com menced to cry und waa In auch In tense pain that they decided not to attend the theatre that evening, ac cording to private advices received hero by relatlvea of the Rlgga fam ily." ALASKA FARMERS MOST PROSPEROUS Fairbanks Faper Publishes Interest ing; Facts Regarding Farm ing in Interior Men who ahould know better go before Congressional committees and break Into print to aay that "Aliiaka will never amount to anything In an agricultural way" because of tliia and that, whoreaa the farmer* In Alnskn are probably the moat pros perous workmen In America. Every thing thoy raise they can aell In this Immediate vicinity. At that, they are raising larger crop* every year, clearing and farming more ground und progressing all along the line. Their flouring mill, the only one In Alaska, la grinding every day and last year the farmers In the little Tauana Valley alone cultivated 1 , 599 arrea of land, cleared 141 new ncrea, summer-fallowed 10 acres and will cultivate 2,000 acres this year, and are adding from 400 to 500 acrei to cultivation yearly. I<ast year thoy raised and sold at tho highest prices the product* were ever sold for in the open market: Vegetables .">00 tons from 100 acre*. Out llay ? 1,026 tons from 1,036 acre*. (?rain ? Oats and barley ? 1.270 bushels from 28 acre*. Wheat? 3,616 bushels from 183 acres. Their wheat average wax 19 bush els per ju re and their oats and barley 45 bushels per acre. For the pota toes raised In this Valley of Silent Men they received $40,000, and such prices (or other farm produce that we hesitate to give them, aa farmers Outalde have never received them .in^l . would not blleve that they could exist anywhere. Alaskans owe it mostly to them selves that Outsiders are in such ig norance of Alaska, for we have con tributed to It. When we all first camc hero we camo to a Freaklaid. and we sent freak pictures back pictures of ice and snow and polar bears, and few of us ever saw a polar hear except In Ilronx Zoo. At 90 degrees above zero we would put on fur coata and caps and be photo graphed to send pictures Outs Ide. Because it takes so Ionic to get an unswer to a letter sent Outside we seldom write home ? some of us uover.We can't blame The OM Folks it Home if they consider Alaska an Inaccessible and undesirable section of Cod's earth. What's the use In our now trying to tell The Kolks Hack Home that we never saw a more beautiful winter night than that of last night at midnight the windless sreets a blase of moonlit beauty which could he witnessed no where else where the snow ever falls, the weather so mild that one walked home with coat unbuttoned, and walked slowly to enjoy the "Great White Way" and meditate and thank the good l.ord that he has given to us the chance to live for ever In Alaska for how could they understand? ? Fairbanks News Miner. ANCHORAGE STARTS PROSPERITY DRIVE In (lines pant Anchorage has been doing something for everybody else, HUhmerglng Heir beneath the exigen ce* of various demands. She is now going to concentrate her energies npon building for her present and future. 8he Is not going to wait for cither the United States government or any other agency to maintain her prosperity. The government through the Alaskan Engineering Commis sion. made possible the wonderful townsile and accessories to modern conditions. In taking over the city the citizens of the leading city of the territory have proved that they arc equal to auiumlng every respon sibility that goes with modern gov ernment and community Interest. They arc now going to prove to the world that the Anchorago spirit, which Is the boast of every man who has visited the city, is capable of accomplishing even greater things. She is going to be the Drat city In the territory to "tell the world" what Investment opportunities mean In Alaska; It has been told In an ab stract way by various agencies and Individuals, but the Information has not been centralized. ? Anchorage Time.-.. CHARGED WITH BURGLARY Lee I.ngsden. an ex-service man. and Henry Smith, were arretted yes terday on a warrant sworn to by W. 0. Ilellen of the Home Grocery, charging them with robbing that store on the 15th of January. Hoth men are In Jul land will probably have u preliminary hearing bofore ['lilted States Commissioner V. A. l'alne on Monday. CANDIDATES FILE FOR PRIMARItS Five Rcpublicim and One Democrat Signify Willingness to Serve Dear People With four more days left during which filings of candidate* for the primaries may be made, there are but Ave In the Flrat Division who have nlicnlfled their Intention! to run for the Territorial legislature. For the office of Delegate to Con gresa there han as yet been but one ono name Died with the Territorial secretary, that of the present In cumbent, Dan Sutherland. Those who have filed for the legis lature ore Frank A. Aldrlch, who waa a membor of the house In the session of 1913 and elected to the senate In 1916. He Is willing to ac cept the lattor position again. ltev. A. P. Kashevaroff, native of Alaska and priest of the Kusslan Or thodox church, haa also Died for the senate. Both Aldrlch and Kashe varoff have filed as Republicans. Republicans filing for the position of representative are K. M. I'olley, former reaident of Juneau and now rommander of the Sitka American Legion I'oat, and H. U. Bhepnnl. old time Juneau resident and well known Alaskan. On the Democratic side but one till nK has been made, that of Jack McDonald, pioneer Alaskan and well known. W. D. Grant of Wrangell forward ed the filing fee accompanied with an affidavit that lie Is a Republican, but did not state which office he wished to enter the race for. It is a case of "We don't know where we are going, but we're on the way." As filings ran be made up to next Thursday evening. It la very prob able that there will be enough rep sentatlves of both parties to fill all the positions by that time. Just what the Republicans will do In tho dclcgateship contest Is not known, but It Is known thai many of them have no use for Dan Suther land and that their support of him would be about as enthusiastic as that displayed by a sirk man eating cold potatoes. And what the Demo crats will do In the same contest Is yet an unknown quantity. JOHN MARTS FOUND DEAD IN HIS CABIN John MarU, old time trapper a id prospector of this section, was fou ?l dead In Ills trapping ramp mar Point Harris last week by Chare* A. West, fur buyer. A coroner's Jury returned a verdict of "death friffi naural causes." West was on a fur buying trip a id stopped at Marts' camp to buy fu s He discovered the body and on i? turnlng to town reported the matter to O. W. Grandquisl. coroner. X r. Grandqulst instructed Deputy Mar shal Nell MacGregor to bring t le body to town, which was done. On arrival here a coroner's Jury was empaneled and thoir verdict was as above. Marts had evidently be in dead for several weeks nt the time te was discovered and on account of the condition of the remains the funeral services were held the fol lowing morning. Marts Is well known In this section and In prac tically every part of Southeastern Alaska. Mis only known relative is a brother living in Indiana, lie has been nodded, -Petersburg Kcport. McPHEE'S EYES FAILING I'loneer Bill McPhee was a passen ger on the Victoria Monday en route from Fairbanks to Seattle, where lie hopes to gel relief for his eyes whl h have been troubling him very much for the past several months. He was among he early residents of Daw son and for the past twenty year* or more has made Fairbanks his home port. Except for hi* 'eyes, Mr. Mc I'liee Is in excellent physical condi tion although he. like many of the early day settlers of the North. Is somewhat older than when he first saw the midnlht sun. OLD P. C. WAREHOUSE WRECKED BY STORM The old Pacific Coast warehouse, once the gateway to Juneau, wai wrecked by the high wind of Thurs day and collapsed, a mas* of dobrU on the scene of former glory. There wan considerable freight stored In the old shed, paper and rolling stock, the latter the property of the Alaska Iload Commlslon, but most of it escaped without serious damage. As the old building is wrecked be yond repair. It Is probable tliut I lie debris will be cleared away and the dock at that point left unoccupied. SINGING WEEK Next week will bo Nationi.1 Song Week with the public schools of America and the Juneau school will be in line with the remainder of the country- T1,? churches will also hold special song services. FATHER ROCCATI DOING WELL Word from Seattle I* that Iter. Father Roccatl, who recently under went an operation at a hospital there, la improving rapidly and will be able to return North within a short time.