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AND DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS SALVATION OF ALASKA PLA SKAGWAY LIBRARIAN READS STORIES TO KIDDIES GARFIELD IN CHARGE OF ALASKA BUREAU VENTURE IN ALASKA YUKON DATA FOR i wo The new Mayo district ?how? "With ktodMt rexarda to yourself Peel Rivera. J. Keelc and C. C?m Tpper White Rlrer. D.D.Calrnea. Wheaton District. D. D. Cairnea, Exploration In Yukon Territory. W. "0. P. MAC KENZ1K. KEEGANS. JUNIOR. HERE BRUCE5 00 TO SKAGWAY to Skt(?<r on the ?te?mor Queen .room- 1 SPECIAL CUSTOMS OFFICER NEW COMMANDANT OF MOUNTED POLICE Intpcctor Field (foes to Dawton to Believe Major Tucker as Head o( R. C. M. P. CONDENSED NEWS FROM ALL ALASKA ?d from J. P. Todd, old-ettabliihed MAYO COUNTRY IS VERY RICH Charles Monn>?, Representing Can adian Mwt King. Sees Great Future for District Installed n branch of the greateat commercial Industry in Canada, that upward of 1,000 wholesale and re tail meat market* In the middle west mid went, their headquartera being at Calgary, Alberta. When he went In six weeks ago Mr. Monroe took 20 head of cattle with him, driving them over the trail from Whttehorac to Carmacka, where thoy were loaded landing, driven from there to Keno Illll, whero they were slaughtered Another Hhlpmcnt of cattle waa on the Princess Kna which waa through menta will continue throughout the open aeaaon, aeveral hundred head being aent in late in the fall to aup Accordlng to Mr. Monroe there ia no doubt aa to the future of the Mayo dlatrict aa a mineral producer, scale. The Slafe Creek people? J. there, but are not doing much. But from work already performed by the art river, loaded on small bargea and planta on the outalde ia not now and opened branches of their Induatrias PIONEER CAPLINGER ASSISTS BOY SCOUTS While there haa been conaldddble published recently about the Boy Scout movement and the auceea which hu attended It In thii com ? onnectlon with the substantial con itrartlon work which was gotten been completely overlooked and that Mr. Capllnger, owing to hli exper ilone hli part In taming the Broad, i ALASKA LEOION POSTS HOLD JOINT PICNIC Place In the Wrangell Narrowa. The Petersburg Report any*: "The weath Ing. but a large crowd from both waa nerved and a dance waa held >>n PROSPECTS FINE FOR GREAT CELEBRATION All the committees having to do with the big Fourth of July celebrit tlon are busy and indications are that It will bo a hummer. Tom Mac Donald, chairman of the sports com mittee. haa a Ionic lilt arranged for which Includes everything that will Interest the masse*. The Juneau band la consuming a large amount of air In practicing and a number of new pieces will be played on the Fourth here that have never before been heard west of Muncle, Indiana. With everybody pulling In the same direction, tho coming celebra tion ran he made an epoch In local "STAMPEDE JOHN" INTERVIEWS BEAR Oldtime Prospector Hai Exciting Bout With Bruin on Head waters of Georgia River ling a hamberger steak and his nose looking like anything except a nose but still undaunted in hla determin ation to continue pursuing the elus ive grass-root prospect, J. O. Sten braten, known In every mining ramp on the North American rontlcnt as "Stampede John." returned Saturday morning from a prospecting trip to Which la a preliminary to the statement that John has emerged vic torious from his first and only battle with a bear, winning from Madam pectlng axe and out-felntlng the lightning swipes of her formidable Jobn waa working around the brim of a deep box canyon, with a AO-pound pack on his back and an axe in his hand. As he clambered out of a small gully, an immense black bear struck down at him from her smbush behind a Hum of brus' The blow glanced down the right side of his face, closing the eye, tear face from eyebrow (o chin. Simul taneously with her attack John struck blindly with his axe and cut a deep gash In her neck, severing some tendons. When he was capable of conscious thought, John was all with his axe and ruined a perfectly prime hide. ? Hyder Miner. OIL EXPERT BOOSTS KATALLA DISTRICT High Grade Oil Properties Small Producers With Sustained Record of Output The Cordova Dally Times of Junr 13 In iin Interview with an oil ex port. Iiaii this to say about the Kat "II. C. George of San Francisco, oil production expert for the Bureau of Mines, returned yesterday after noon from an official Inspection of report will be made direct to the de partment. he expressed a very op timistic Tlew as to the oil prospects In this section of Alaska. "Mr. George stated the quality of oil belnic pumped at Katalla is sim ilar to that Pennsylvania has been producing since 1860. where over SO.OOO wells average a production dally of only ono-fonrth a barrel. At Katalla there are twelve producing wells, out of a total of nineteen drill ed. which average Is up to moat Held* Last year the average pro duction from all wells In the United State* was 4.9 barrels a day, and Katalla makes a better showing than lhat. At Tlona, Pennsylvania, the property of a large company was re-equipped and all of the sixty wells are being pumped from a central power plant, the wells averaging hut one-twelfth of a barrel per day. In fact, the most valuable fields are those containing small producers which are sustained. "In the Katalla fleld the quality of oil Is twice as good as the average found In the United States, in the recovery of gasoline and llghtor con itltuents. On Monday the Chllkat Oil Company .started to pump well H at It will be a good producer. Mr. George expressed great sa'.sfactlon at the efficient manner In which this property Is being handled, having overcome great obstacles In the way of topography, vegetation and loca tion. With two expert drillers the best results arc being obtained, he GOWEY SHEPARD HERE Mrs. II. R. Shcpard of this place, who made a distinguished record in has been employed at Kennecott by the mining company of the *;itne name, arrived on the Alameda Mon day night and Is the guest of his parents. He may remain here per FARMERS ORGANIZE The farmer? of the Matanunka valley have formed the MatanuRka promoli' the | Interest* of that dlitrlct. The .|UM tlon of marketliiK the pro-lucl* of the valley- will be one of the lint I cation SCOUT MEMBERS HIGHLY PRAISED Interesting Exhibition of Camp Training I* Given ? Badges of Honor Awarded Tho twenty or more Boy Scouts who had been encamped In the Tl cllllty of Mendenhall glacier and buse of Mt. McGlnnls since June ?th, during which lime they were under the eye of Scout Director Schurman, returned to their homes In Juneau Douglas and Thane last Saturday evening, when all reported a splen did outing. All the boys came back in the best of health, each member of the party having gained In weight, two or three as much as six pounds in the short time they were out. man conducted an entertainment In the public school gym, where his bays demonstrated a number of their recent attainments, among them be ing military drilling, starting firn by friction, signalling, building a hu man pyramid, first aid work and various games. Homer G. Nordling, president of the Oastlneau Channel Scout Coun cil, presided at the meeting and after the boys bad shown a number of the attainments and given Interesting talks cn camp experience, J. K Mul len was listened to with interest on lioy Sout work and W. T. Tolch, secretary of the council, spoke on tho natural advantages of the site selected for a permanent camping park. Director Schurman warmly prais ed the boys, who were lined up In drill formation, the folowlng being the ones upon whom honors were conferred : For honor rating through show of sufficient leadership, good camp tech nique and positive effect on the mor ale of the camp to make them of ex ceptional value in any camp party, I'atrol Leaders Earl Hunter, I'M ward Qarnich. Albert White, Tooru Kana uwa and Scouts Harold Brown and James Connors. Those earning satisfactory bar* were Ralph Wagogner. John Run dall. Henry I'lgg, Winston Cheatham, Douglas Gray, Leland Swanson, Ken neth Marshall, George. Ixwnard and Sidney Williams and Ed Madsen. Director Schurman will leave within a few days for Seattle when he will take with him the assurance that his noble work among the boys here is highly appreciated and also he will leave with the respect, which amounts to almost veneration, of every one of the boyi who were In his care during the camping period. KIRKS COVER MUCH OUTSIDE TERRITORY Delegate* to Grand Lodge at Olympia Visit Southern and Rocky Mountain States ler-Mauro Drug Company of this place, accompanied by Mr*. Kirk, re turned on the Spokane Wednesday from an enjoyable but buay trip to the outside. Mr. and Mr*. Kirk both went out ait delegates to the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows which convened at Olympla. Wash . three weeks ago. the former to the Subordinate, the latter to the Kehekah Grand Lodges. As they went out a month before the convention, they went on to Califor nia. Arliona. New Mexico and Utah, traveling a part of the time by train and a part by autoi but covering In all over 7.000 miles after reaching Seattle. The Kirks both enjoyed their va cation while traveling as well as the time spent at the Grand Lodge ses sions when Olympla was taxed to her utmost capacity to entertain the nearly three thousand delegates present. HOOVER'S ASSISTANT DDE HERE TOMORROW Assistant Secretary of Commerce Clausslus II. Huston is due to arrive in Juneau on the Coast Guard mill ing cutter Mojave of the Treasury Department at 9:30 tomorrow morn ing on a Journey that will extend around the world. The distinguish ed visitor will be accompsnled by a coterie of lesser lights and will be here until enrly Monday morning when the Journey will be continued through western Alaska and on via Japan. The party will be met liere on the the arrival of the Mojave by Gover nor Scott C. Rone and other officials snd by a delegation from the Ju neau Commercial Association. It Is likely that a trip will be made to Mendenhall glacier In the after noon. Governor Bone will entertain Mr. Huston and party at dinner to morrow evening. CONGRESSMAN HICKS OF NEW YORK HERE Among the paiwngor* on the Bpo knnc Wednesday waa Hon F. C. Hick*, member of con*re?a for the FlrM District of N'ew YOrkv.who wna Koine a* far north aa Dawaon. While the steamer wa* In port Con*r??a man Hicka Tlalted Governor Bone and also made a trip to Mendenhall Rlnrlcr. He la a member of I he llouae Committee on Nairn I AfTalra but waa not here in any official ca pacity. hi* trip being one of pleas ure, reat and recrcatlon.