ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE'
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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
. 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
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,
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.
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
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
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.
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Vancouver, B. C? will make a bid
"for Alaska 'gold Ky Vem'oving the as
say charges of the local assay of
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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
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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.
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Paul Rickart, a Fairbanks farmer
will take a threshing machine into
that section next spring.
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The Army and Navy Register fa
vors a police constabulary for Alas
ka. and the removal of United States
soldiers from tho territory.
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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
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Wrangell store has a new motor
truck for hauling its freight. It Is
the first machine, of its kind over
brought to Wrangell.
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Wrangell is to have a lodge of the
Loyal Order of Moose.
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The Yukon ice stopped running at
Dawson on Nov, 8. The river is in
fair condition for mushers.
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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
SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION.
Cau No. 940-A.
In the District Court for the District
of Alaska, Division No. 1, at
First National Bank of Juneau, Plain
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,
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
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
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
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 ?
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; The Unique Millinery ;;
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The Juneau Steamship Co.
. U. S. Mall Steamer
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,
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
?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.
well for f
*8:25 a. m.'
9:25 a. m.
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.
?8:80 a. m. 1 |
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.
I' Creek for Juneau
11:40 a. m.
5:10 p. m.
From Junoau for
| Saturday Night Only
11:00 p. m.
11:40 p. 'm.
11:45 p. m.
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
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.
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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.
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