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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE'
J. F. Mi STRONG.*1 ? ' j V TELEPH&fc 3-74 Application has been made to the postotflce department for the entry of this newspaper as second class mat ter. ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Ore Year, by mall $10.00 i Six Months, by mail 5.00 i Per Month, delivered 1.00 INCREASE OF POPULATION. i Attorney J. A. Hellenthal, Of this city, predicts that within the next : year Juneau will at least double its population. Mr. Hellenthal has been ' a resident of Juneau for many years. ' and he is an observer who is also in touch with current events and the progress that Is being made toward the fulfillment of his prediction. There is. no doubt, that Juneau is ' coming to be regarded as one of the great quartz mining centers of the eutire country. It has been long in developing, but now. In view of the extensive enterprises under way there is reason for believing that the popu lation of Juneau and this section will increase largely within the next year or two. The mining developments will call for a large amount of labor, and this being the case. Increased business will be developed along com mercial and other lines. And the expansion of business and the increase of population will call for more room and additional fa cilities. In the present townsite there is still considerable space that may be utilized both for business houses and private residences, and the history of most towns has shown that where room for expansion is required it has been found. The same will be undoubtedly true of Juneau. But it is always the part of good Judgment to take time by the fore lock. It is the men who do things that are remembered in this world: those who wait. Micawber-llke for something to turn up seldom accom plish anything in life that is worth while. And this is true of cities and communities as well as of men. Long Island City. N. Y. schoolteach ers, it is said pronounce salmon, sal mon and almonds, al-monds. But why quibble? These schoolteachers should come out to the Pacific coast where they can see both the salmon and the almond.?and learn to pronounce the words correctly. . SHARING THE PROSPERITY. . Our neighbor. Douglas island across the tiastinueau, is also sharing in the era of development that has reached this section. Kastern capitalists who are in search for opportunity to get their money working to advantage have bonded a group of claims on the island for a substantial amount. These claims, we are told, have pass ed prospect stage. Patiently and quietly the owners, who are Douglas and Juneau men have done assess ment and development work for sev enteen years. It is a long time in the brief life of man. but patience and perseverance ultimately bring their reward. It is the spirit of sticktoitiveness that accomplishes wonders and in a mining camp it reaches its greatest perfection. Douglas and the people of the is land are to be congratulated upon the fact that another big producing mine soon may be developed, and keep keep steady company with its big neighbors of Treadwell. UNDERWOOD AND THE TARIFF. Oscar W. Underwood, Chairman of the House Committee on ways and means, says that he is in favor of re vising aDd reforming ?very schedule of the Payne-Ald rich tariff law. We believe that it needs both. Our tariff laws have been always "arranged" by the men who received the direct ben efits of tariff operation, and who were always oblivious of the fact that the ultimate consumer bore the burden. An honest downward revision and re form of the tariff should harm no man or any interest that needs the protecting, fostering care of the gov ernment. There Is no doubt that when Congress meets in special ses sion to consider tariff matters there will be loud squealing before anyone is hurt, and dire predictions of reek ing red ruin will be heard. When those Interests which have been the beneficiaries of our high protective tariff system begin to yell, it may be. that the common or garden variety of mankind may feel their burdens perceptibly lightened. However, while The Empire be lieves in tariff revision that will be real, because it believes it to be nec essary to the welfare of the Ameri can people, the belief may also be expressed that no legitimate industry will suffer because of a revision ighteously made. As for special irivilege?that has fattened long nough upon the whole people, ind few will feel regret when it hall have perished from th*> earth -if it ever shall. PACIFIC CANAL DEFENSES. The completion of the Panama can il and the opening of it to commerce ire at hand, and the discussion of idequate fortifications for the great tvaterway is being renewed. Some of :he facts and conditions, as alleged, ire: The Pacific terminal of the Pau ima canal 1 s exposed to tides of ibout twenty-two feet, amplitude, ind a fleet must emerge with ships tallowing in file until Flamenco is reached, where the necessary depth s found undisturbed by tidal fluc tuations. The contemplated fortifi cations on the shores and on the near est island are not sufficient to pro cure tho necessary freedom, prompt ness of action and security which a future conflict may require. The occupation of the Galapagos Islands is o f questionable value, because these Islands are not of self-sustain ing capacity. Their distance from the nearest shores is 600 miles, and these shores are unsalubrious, in a foreign country and unable to sup port a fleet. The most practical Boiuuon seems i to lie in the acquisition of a certain girdle of islands of which the Pearl Islands form the most important chain. These are Chame Point. Hogue, Pear Islands and St Miguel Bay. Where the gap between the islands is too great, artificial forts consisting of steel caissons seventy feet in diameter will form a supple ment to the fortified islands. Behind this immense arch of artl ficia 1 volcanoes the fleet will re main undisturbed and unhampered in its movements. Upon the acqui sition of these .islands depends the safety of the canal, and it is urged that steps should be taken to make the necessary arrangement. WORD JUGGLING. A New York newspaper in discuss ing the present European Imbroglio says that Prance carefully refalned from acknowledging any policy of conquest in Morocco; its sole thought was "pacific penetration." For Amer ican use "benevolent assimilation" was the soothing prase invented when the water-cure was still practiced In the Philippines and our troops were running down Filipino insurgents in the jungle. When "intervention" Is spoken of in the case of Cuba or Mexico, those who urge it most in sistently mean annexation. Now Austria has devised a new term for Servia's benefit that shall not sound too aggressive while con veying a threat of war. It is said to be in a position to give "military emphasis" to its claims in the Bal kans. Not a word about ita stand ing army or its war strength of 2,000, 000 or its rank as a naval power next to Russia and Italy. But if it sees fit it can give "military empasis" to Its claims. If it comes to the point of war, some Minister o f Foreign Affairs somewhere will view with "grave ap prehension" what some other nation has done or may do. and an army of invasion will cross the border. THE GROWTH OF SOCIALISM. The Socialist vote In the national election last month failed to reach the proportions predicted by Social ists and non-Socialists. It was said with apparent great confidence that it would reach a million. It failed considerably of the three-quarters ol a million mark. But at that the gain was about fifty per cent, compared with the vote of 1908. This shows a substantial growth and one that may well excite the comment that it is re ceiving. The Socialists may now be said to have established their position as a national political party and their growth becomes a matter of interest and concern to the other political par ties. We do not believe that Social ism offers a panacea for our economic and social ills, but it appeals to not a few people, lettered and unlettered, because of the vague promises that it holds forth for the betterment ol the ills that affect the body politic, and it will probably continue to grow until some of the manifest evils that have become fastened upon it are effectually cured. And the Socialist propaganda goes steadily on. It does not halt between elections, and it may be this fact which is impelling noticeable activ ity in the other great political parties toward perfecting and maintaining permanent organizations. Mr. Taft has urged the Republican National I Committee to continue its work with out interruption, and Chairman Mc Combs, of the Democratic National Committee has suggested that that body establish permanent offices. The Progressive leaders will meet In Chicago week after next to decide up on plans for future activities. AH thin shows that renewed zeal is con sidered accessary, and Instead of campaigns being, shortened . they promise to become continuous per formances. ,1 The only other purty of promin ence in the nation that seems to Bhow quiescence is the Prohibition organization. Perhaps there is rea son for this, as its vote this year showed a falling off from that of four years before. But while- the cold wxter people have -always evinced admirable persistence as a party they have never made much progress in numbers although their influonce un doubtedly has had its effect upon the other political organizations. >"M . i l "t"M I I I I I I i ! I 1 I I I I I i-l-H-H-H !! Alaska News Notes?? 1 ("1 1;1 f 1;1 1 1 t 1 11 1 I 1 1 1 1 I 11 I 1 1 Vancouver, B. C? will make a bid "for Alaska 'gold Ky Vem'oving the as say charges of the local assay of 1 flees. ? ? ? The United States government hus a coal mining outfit at Knlk that will bo moved into the Matanuska coal fields this winter. Tho officers in charge will take a crow of exper ienced* .^miners from Katalla to do the mining. A shipment of 200 tons will be mined and freighted to Knik and: next summer tho coat will be used to make steaming tests on nav al vessels. ? ? * The Interstate Commerce Commis sion has ruled that it has no jurisdic tion over the White Pass railroad, as the greater part Is in Canada. This decision was made in the case of tho Humboldt Steamship Co. against the White Pass & Yukon railway. . * ? ? Paul Rickart, a Fairbanks farmer will take a threshing machine into that section next spring. , . ? ? ? The Army and Navy Register fa vors a police constabulary for Alas ka. and the removal of United States soldiers from tho territory. ? ? ? M. R. Ackley, a member of a hali but fishing crew from Seattle was brought to Wrangoll last week by his shipmates for an examination as to his sanity. He was declared in sane and was committed to Morning side asylum. ? ? ? Wrangell store has a new motor truck for hauling its freight. It Is the first machine, of its kind over brought to Wrangell. ? ?? m Wrangell is to have a lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose. ? ? ? The Yukon ice stopped running at Dawson on Nov, 8. The river is in fair condition for mushers. ? ? * Thirty miles of new road and bridg es were built this year by the Alaska Road Cimmission. The longest piece of road built wsb 15 miles between Circle and Birch creek. The season's work included three miles of road be tween Juneau and Sheep Creek, the completion of the Seward-Idltarod trail, improving the Valdez-Falrbanks trail, a winter road from Ruby to Salatna, a trail from Cook Inlet to Willow Creek, and the building of bridges across Stewart Creek, Delta river, Jarvis creek, and Piledriver creek. SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION. Cau No. 940-A. In the District Court for the District of Alaska, Division No. 1, at Juneau. First National Bank of Juneau, Plain tiff, vs. Ellen G. Bach, Frank Bach, North west Rubber Company, Schwabach I er Bros. & Co., Inc., defendants. To the NORTHWEST RUBBER COMPANY and ' SCHWABACHER BROS. & CO., Inc., defendants, GREETING: In the name of the United States of America and pursuant to an order of the above entitled Court in the above entitled cause made on the 5th day of November, 1912, you and each of you are hereby commanded to bo and appear 1n the above entitled court holden at Juneau, In said Division, in said Territory, and answer the com plaint filed against you in the above entitled action within thirty days from the date of the last publication hereof; and If you fall so to appear and answer for want thereof the plaintiff will apply to the Court for and the Court will grant the relief demanded In said complaint, to-wlt: Judgment on & promissory note against Frank Bach, in the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), vith Interest thereon at the rate of twelve per cent (12 per cent) per annum, from the 24th day1 of May, 1909; one hundred dollars ($100.00) attorney's fees; together with Its costs and disbursements herein in curred ; further Tor a decree foreclos ing a certain mortgage upon certain property situate in Douglas, Alaska, against all the defendants herein. IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the above entitled court this 5th day of November, 1912. E. W. PETTIT. Clerk. First publication; November 5, 1912. Last publication December 17, 1912. | The White Pubb & Yukon railway H offico at Cnriboii has been closed for j the winter, the agent E. B. Barteau, J having heen transferred to White- 3 horse. ,r , 3 ' 3 Weeks TJvo-Iipe^ ghovek Designed to meet tfo </?? muiul for Excavator of small first cost, to cojw utUhconditions for which the Steam Shovel is not suited arul yet approach its cost of oper ation. ITS USES: Dredging under waj , ter; pl&cer raining; hading ballast from bank to cari: putting coal from stockpile to bunker; grading for rail road; excavating trenches, cinch, foundation!; unloading oro r.nd gravel from eoows; excavating rl7or bedi for piera; end man; others. Manufactured in four sixes; from to 8 cubic yerdi capacity. Only dreg-lino shovel that works under water. For more details call on or wrlto Seattle Construction & Dry Dock Co. Dept. K Seattle. U. S. A. H^HwwgMiBo UBIIBI' IM1 1 F'B W > II Jtf ? h 11 m n i m i m m m m t ; The Unique Millinery ;; LADIES' FURNISHINGS I I 11-11 111 1 I 1 I I I 1 Ml 1 1 1 I I 1 The Juneau Steamship Co. . U. S. Mall Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route ? Leaves Juneau for Hoonah, Gypsum, Tenakee, Klllhmoo and Sitka? 8:00 a. m? Nov. 5, 11, 17, 23, 29, Dec. 5, 11, 17, 23, 29, Jan. 4, 10, 16, 22, 28, Feb. 3. 9, 15, 21, 27, March 5, 11, 17, 23 and 29. Leaves Juneau for Funterand Chatham, 8:00 a. m.?Nov. 17, Dec. 11, Jan. 4, 28, Feb. 21, March 17. Leaves Juneau for Tyce, 8:00 a. m.?Nov. 23, Dec. 23, Jan. 22, Feb. 21, March 23. Juneau ? Skagway Route ? Leaves Juneau for Pearl Harbor, Eagle River, Yankee Cove, Sen tinel Light Station, Jualin, El dred Rock Light Station, Com et, Haines, Skagway,, 8:00 a. rn. ?Nov. 3. 9, 16, 21, 27. Dec. 3, 9, 16, 21, 27, Jan. 2, 8, 14, 20, 26, Feb. 1, 7. 13, 19, 25, March 3, 9. 15. 21, 27. Returning leaves Skagway the following day at 8:00 a. m. WILLIS E. NOWELL, MANAGER j FERRY TIME SCHEDULE JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Servlco Be | tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau foi DoUKlan and Trend well ?8:00 a. re. 9:00 a. m. 11:00 a. m. 1:00 p. m. 3:00 p. in. 4:30 p. in. 6:30 p. m. 8:00 p. ni. 9:00 p. m. 11:00 p. m. Lv. Tread well for f | Juneau *8:25 a. m.' 9:25 a. m. 12:00 noon 1:40 p. m. 3:25 p. m. 4:55 p. m. 6:55 p. m. 8:25 p. m. 9:25 p. m. 11:25 p. m. Leave* Douglas for Juneau ?8:80 a. m. 1 | 9:30 a.m. 12:05 p. m. 1:45 p. m. 3: 30 p. m. 5:30 p. ra. 7:05 p. m. 8:30 p. m. 9:30 p. m. 11:30 p. m. Leaves Juneau dally for Sheep Creek 11:00 a. m. I 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep I' Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. 5:10 p. m. From Junoau for Sheep Creek | Saturday Night Only 11:00 p. m. for Juneau Returning Leaves 8heep Creek 11:40 p. 'm. Leaves Treadwell 11:45 p. m. Leaves Douglas 11:50 p. m. Sunday Schedule nunc ax nbovc, except trip leaving June i a at 8 a. m. is omitted | HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. Tho Ahuika Flyer S. HUMBOLDT I The Abuka Flyer NORTHBOUND NOV. 26 SOUTHBOUND NOV. 27 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Office, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiil.i1111mn11mm 111 ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. " STEAMERS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN. WRANGEL, PETERS- ?' I! BURG, DOUGLAS, JUNNKAU, HAINE8 AND 8KAGWAY STEAMSHIP DOLPHIN | ?? NORTH NOV. 28, DEC. 9, 21 !! SOUTH NOV. 29, DEC. 10, 2? !! !! Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Through ;: tickets to San Francisco. " ELMER E. SMITH, Douglas Agt. WILLIS E. NOWELL, Agt. i~i~i~i' 1111 m 11111 i m i m in i in-1 !? m 11 N i in 11 in 111 NORTHLAND STEAMSHIP COMPANY Operating S. S. ALKI and S. S. NORTHLAND S. S. ALKI, South, DEC. 7 First Class Fare to Seattle $19.00 Second Class Fare to Seattle $12.00 H. C. BRADFORD, Mgr., Pier 4, Seattle. SOWERBY & BELL, Juneau JOHN HENSEN t CO., Douglas CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C. Coast Service Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson, Prince Rupert, Swanson, Alert Bay, Vancouver Victoria and Scuttle PRINCESS MAY DEC. 5 Front and Seward St*. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. T. SPICKETT. A*t. """" .1 THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE l r 1(1 ' j ?i I ? ? I 10! I<l a4 . ? ? I | erf At " ?.? p - a? ? A paper for all the people, all the time. Independent in every way. It stands for everything that will tend to the opening up and development of Alaska?especially South eastern Alaska?along legitimate lines. The EMPIRES motto is Progress in all things. The world never stands still. Neither can mankind. They must move backward or forward. By subscribing for the EMPIRE you can keep in touch with the growth of Alaska. By advertising in its columns you can reach the people who read. Try it. The EMPIRE office is thoroughly equipped for doing up-to-date job printing in all its branches. 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