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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. r. A. STRONG. TELEPHONE 3-74 Application has been made to the postoffice department Tor the entry of this newspaper as second class mat ter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year, by mall .......' 310.00 Six Months, by mail 5.00 Per Month, delivered 1.00 THE INS AND OUTS. The battle for the offices has be gun. Yesterday President Taft asked the Senate to confirm over two hun dred appointments which he had made during the Congressional recess. And forthwith, we are told, the Demo cratic Senators are seeking a meus to block the confirmations. It hus been ever thus. The King is dead! Long live the King! But before the King Is laid away for keeps, it is natural, perhaps, that he should take care of his partisans as best he may. In less than three months the pres ent administration will go out. and the new one will come !n but a goodly number of the same old office holders will be found at the old stand in any event. But the Democratic brethren in the Senate seem determined to fight?in the trenches if need be. so as to keep as many offices for the fuithful as is possible. Speaking by and large It Is diffi cult to see why anyone 3hould object The Republicans, when coming into power, have done Just wha* the Dem ocrats are trying to do now; and the Democrats when they uava been about to step aside have tried to leave as few offices as possible for the Re publicans to fill. So why criticise? It is the bone of our political sys tem. Political services rendered, real or imaginary, have been the open sesame to office and emolument, and competency and merit have been en tirely overloox?-d or forgot'^n com plexly. There will come a time when the spoils system will be no more; when honesty, efficiency and merit will be rewarded, rather than political ser vices. But the time apparently. Is not yet. FOR SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR. The Empire endorses the sugges tion that Chas. G. Helfner, of Wash ington state, would make an ideal Secretary of the Interior in Presi dent Wilson's cabinet. The reasons are many and obvious: Mr. Heifner is qualified to fill the position by education, by experience and ability. He is a Western man by birth and has had a wide experience in the bus iness affairs of the Western country. For twenty years or more he has been a resident of the Pacific Coast and has a comprehensive knowledge of the needs of every section, to which he has given much attention, and with whose progress and devel opment he has been closely identi fied. He is imbued with the Western spirit of progress and vould take with him into President Winon's cab inet a first hand knowledge of the many questions with which the de partment of the interior has to deal. Not only does Mr. Heifner know the West, where the public lands of the nation are located, but he knows Alaska, and is well-versed in its af fairs. His assistance would be In vuluable to President Wilson's admin istration in the solution of those problems which it must face?and solve. So far as Alaska is concerned none of the geutlemen who filled the office of Secretary of the Interior either in President Roosevelt's cabinet or later in President Taft's cabinet, had any personal knowledge of Alaska, and this includes former Secretary Bai linger. whose information concern ing Alaska and conditions here was not gathered by personal investiga tion. Mr. Heifner would not be handi capped in this way. For years he has taken an active, and an intelli gent. interest in Alaska affairs, and has greatly assisted In securing leg islation for Alaska, including the pas sage of the Alaska Home Rule bill. Better than any other man in all the country that could be named for the position, does Mr. Heifner know Alaska. He has visited It. and stud ied it at close range, and his appoint ment. The Empire is assured, would give the profoundeet satisfaction to all Alaskans of whatsoever section. Mr. Heifner is not only able. He is upright, honest, courageous and progressive. He has executive abil ity in a marked degree: he has tact and discrimination, and that sense of proportion and breadth of view that are essential In the conduct of an im portant office or in the discharge of public duties. Mr. Helfner is a loyal Democrat aud has been constant "in season and out of season" in his work toY the pArty. In the stute' 'of Washington he managed Mr. '"Wilson's' cafnpal^h for the presidential nomination, and at Baltimore he did effective work for the party's choice. Ho is a personal friend of the president-elect, and it seems to The Empire that his se lection for this important otllce would be In entire keeping with the an nounced program of the Democratic rrty. ?!.? A The Empire, therefore, invites the co-operation of all the Alaska news papers, irrespective of political affil iations, in the support of Mr. Helf ner for the place. It also asks the support of all Alaskans, because this is not a matter of politics, but rather a work In which all Alaskans certain ly have a common Interest. The Empire has not consulted Mr. Helfner's wishes In this matter. It has not even communicated with him as to his personal views. Its course is actuated simply by an earnest de sire to see an honest, capable man se lected from the great West for this important place. THE PERSEVERANCE FIRE. The burniug of a portion of the Perseverauce Mine plant will in no wise affect the extensive operations planned by the Alaska-Gastineau Company. As General Mangager Thane says, the old mill was not con sidered a thing of great importance, in itself as its chief value to his com pany was for testing purposes and to mill the ore from development work. Mr. Thane adds that the only serious delay that will be caused by the Are will be the building of the experi mental unit which it was intended o do this winter in the old mill build ing. It is a matter of gratification io all that none of the new machinery was damaged to any extent, and. accord ing to Mr. Thane the plant will be in operation again before the end of the month. Mr. Thane has shown a commend able spirit of enterprise coupled with a rare intelligence and a thorough knowledge of conditions in the prose cution of the extensive plans that he has formulated for developing a big mining property. And even a tem porary disarrangement of his plans, so carefully made, has but little sig nificance in the completion of an un dertaking of this magnitude. The people of Juneau realize this and it goes without saying that Mr. Thane has their sympatny and support. He has lived here for years and has the confidence of the people. A PANIC PRODUCER. Secretary of the Treasury Mc Veagh, says that our currency sys tem is a panic-producer. Give it rope enough, he says in effect, and then publicity and a panic becomes inevit able. Mr. McVeagh is right, undoubt edly. He has made an excellent sec retary of the treasury. He brought to the offices a ripe business exper ience. and he has given much thought to the various ramifications of our currency system, which, without doubt is archaic and entirely unsuit ed to the ever-increasing needs of the country. sucn currency reiorm as we uuve had has been but a thing of shreds and patches. Instead of being com prehensive and suited to changing de mands and conditions it has stood still. And the sporadic attempts that have been made to galvanize It Into something that would meet these de mands have not met with much suc cess. A country such as the United States should not bo forever trem bling on the brink of a financial pan ic. But that is the exact condition now, and it has been such for more than a generation. A currency commission has been studying the question in an exhaus tive manner, but still its conclusions do not seem to meet the views of a majority of the nations lawmakers. And so the country drifts along in a slipshod, haphazard way, and only the immense productiveness of the I nation prevents ever-recurring panic conditions. Other nations have been able to solve this question in a practical way ?a way that Insures monetary stabil ity not for a day or a year but per manently . FORWARD, THE SLOGAN. The Democratic party is receiving many warnings from its friends and those who are more or less in sym pathy with its announced policies. It is a hopeful sign of the trend of the times. Thus William Jennings Try an's Commoner: "The election of 1912 is an epoch making event. When the returns are all tabulated we can see to what ex tent hey show an increase in the Dem ocratic strength and how far we are indebted to the Republican party for the division of its ranks. We can al so sde which of the Republican candi dates is third and how far behind he is. When the facts are all known. It will be possible to surrey and discuss the situation* with Intelligence. At this time Wo know enough to realize that the magnitude of the victory Im poses upbn the Democratic party u great responsibility. With a presi dent elected by so largo a plurality and by an overwhelming majority in the electoral college, with both Sea ate and House Democratic, llie Deui ocratlc party must come forward und realise the expectations thnt Its-: prom ises have excited. The magnitude of the Roosevelt contingent is also a spur to actlou, for the Democratic party can not turn back from itH progressive course with so largo a body of progressives ready to step in and take the leadership. Our par- , ty has no choice but to go forward even If It were disposed to compro mise, and it Is not likely that any disposition to compromise will bo shown. "Governor Wilson hns conducted himself so admirably during the cam paign that there is no reason to doubt his determination to make the most of this victory for the party by making the victory serviceable to the coun try." PEERAGE IN STONE A dispatch from Edmonton, Alber ta, says: Trapplug and hunting big game and fishing along the upper reaches of the Peace river district, accom panied by his young wife, n full-blood ed Indian, acknowledged to be the most beautiful woman of the Cree tribe, and their child, Is a man who will eventually be a peer of the Brit ish nobility. He is known as Trav ers and Is educated and accom plished. "Travers Is one of those unfortu nates known in the old country as 'a younger son,'" says a pioneer who knows him well. "When 16 years of age his family shipped him off to South Africa, where he served live years in the Mounted Rifles. Return ing to England at the end of his time, the life of his set palled upon him. The years spent in the wild free life of the veldt had awakened the wan derlust in his heart and after a week at home Travers was once more oceanbound, this time for Canada. "Arriving In Edmonton, he Joined the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and was shortly assigned to a post in the north country. Travers proved himself a splendid officer, so valuable that his superiors for a long time overlooked his failing for liquor. Rut Anally he was sent further north, where there is no liquor nor white women. "There he came almost daily in contact with Indians and breeds; in fact, they were his only companions, and he finally married an Indian girl who according to white traders in the country, is the most beautiful woman in the remote region. "Travers afterward took up the life of a trapper, but a great change had come over the country. In a land where he had once been popu lar he now found himself looked up on with disfavor by the newcomers. For months he braved the coldness of these settlers, then packed his word ly belongings and with his wife and child traveled further into the north country', where creed and color do not matter." The Daily Empire delivered In Ju neau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 a month. SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION. Caie 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 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 be and appear in 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 fail 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 a promissory note against Frank Bach, in the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), with interest thereon at the rate of twelve per cent (12 per cent) per annum, from the 24th day of May. 1909; one hundred dollars ($100.00) attorney's fees; together with its costs and disbursements herein in curred; further for 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 atilxed 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 Empire (or Job Printing Good Stock Plus Modern Plant Plus Printers that Know Equal Unexcelled Printing MAIN STREET Phone 3-7-4 g | CHARICK J JEWELER 9 9 9 KS and oPTiq^N I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 11 I I I I I I I R. P. NELSON Wholesale and Retail Dealer In All KindB STATIONERY Typewriting Supplies, t Blank Books, Ottice Supplies, Sporting Goods, Huyler's Candles, Gun ther's Candies, Toys, Notions, I Books, Magazines, Waterman's Fountain Pens, Conklln Pens, Etc. Cor. 2nd. and Seward Sts. Juneau, Alaska j..t..t..t. t t .f r t. ?_ tf.,!..t..tiitiitt--i 'r i rvrr n rrr in t in h j . i*i ? I The Unique Millinery ? LADIES' :: :: FURNISHINGS 1 1 I 1 I 1 11 11 1 11 11 IM 1 11 I I I 11' The Juneau Steamship Co. U. S. Mall Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sltka Route ? Leaves Juneau for Hoonab, Gypsum, Tenakee, Kllllsnoo and Sitka? 8:00 a. m., Nov. 5, 11, 17, 23, 29, Dec. 5, 11, 17. 23, 29, Jan * 10 16, 22, 28, Feb. 3, 9, 16. . March 5, 11, 17, 23 and 2> Leaves Juneau for Ft.:; t Chatham, 8:00 a. m.?N i Dec. 11, Jan. 4,! 28, V '<> March 17. Leaves Juneau for Ty< a. m.~Nov. 23, Dec. 23, Jan. at, Feb. 21, March 23. Juneau ? Skagway Route ? Leaves Juneau for Pearl Harbor, Eagle River, Yankee Cove, Sen tinel Light Station, Jualln, El dred Rock Light Station, Com et, Haines, Skagway,, 8:00 a. m. ?Nov. 3, 9, 15, 21, 27. Dec. 3, 9. 15, 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 Weeks Two-Tine/ jhcmyj Designed to meet the </<?- i mutul for Excavator of f small first cost, to cope with contlitionsfor which the Steam Shovel is not suited and yet approach its cost of oper ation. ITS USES: Dredging under wa ter; placer mining; loading halUct from bank to car*; putting coal from stockpile to bunker; grading tor rail road; excavating trenchea, canals, foundation*; unloading ore and gravel ! from icowi; excavating river beds for pleri; and many others. Manufactured in four sizes; from *a to 2 cubic yards capacity. Only drag-line shovel that works under water. For more dotails call on or write Seattle Construction & Dry Dock Co. Dept. K Seattle, V. R. A. HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. The Alnjiku Flyor ?# S. HUMBOLDT I The Abulia Flyer NORTHBOUND DEC. 8 SOUTHBOUND DEC. 9 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Ofllcc, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent 'H'fH+H I 1 1 H M 1 I I II 1 1 IN I I I I 1 I I I II 1 I 111 I t ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. STEALERS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN, WRANGEL, "ETER8- - [I BURG, DOUGLAS, JUNNEAU, HAINES AND SKAGWAY II STEAMSHIP DOLPHIN ?? NORTH NOV. 28, DEC. 9, 21 !! SOUTH NOV. 29, DEC. 10, 22 !! " Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Through || ticket* to San Francisco. || !! ELMER E. SMITH, Douglas Agt. WILLIS E. NOWELL, Agt. !' | NORTHLAND STEAMSHIP COMPANY I Operating S. S. ALK1 and S. S. NORTHLAND S. S. ALKI, South, DEC. 7 j 1 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 ?. CO., Douglas CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C. Coast Service Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpxon, Prince Rupert, Swannon, Alert Bay. Vancouver Victoru^nnd Seattle PRINCESS MAY DEC. 19 i Front and Seward St*. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J T. SPICKETT. Agt. -i-H-H I 1 I 1 It I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I II I I I II I I I I II I I I I I I I I I I I I II ? ALASKA COAST CO. ii ? ? For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, , , ! !* Seldovla?SAILS FROM JUNEAU !! S. S. YUKON NOVEMBER 24 j I !! SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA || I j connecting at Seattle for San Francisco and Souther^ California, ports JJ ?? S. S. YUKON DECEMBER 4 !! Right is reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notice. ? ? J ' For further information apply to S. H. Ewlng, Juneau Agent. ALASKA COAST COMPANY, Seattle ?? 8 I I I I I I I I It I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I (V I FERRY TIME SCHEDULE JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be I tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TR?ADWELL and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau for Dousrln* and Trcndwcll "*8: 00 a. m. 9:00 a. B. 11:00 a. m. 1:00 p. m. 3:00 p. m. 4:30 p. m. 6:30 p. ra. 8:00 p. m. , 9:00 p.m. 11:00 p. Lv. Treail well for Juneau ~*f725al 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. Leaves Douglas for Juneau ?8:30 a. m. 9:30 a. m. 12:05 p. n?. 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 daily for Sheep Creek 11:00 a. m. [ 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. - I 5:10 p. m. From Juneau for Sheep Creek Saturday Night Only 11:00 p. m. for Juneau Returning Leaves Sheep Creek 11:40 p. m. Leaves Treadwell 11:45 p. m. Leaves Douglas 11:50 p. m. ^Sunday&chcxlulejsam^ .i-H-I-H-Hl 'l-K-H I 1 ! i 1 I I i-i-H II I 1 1 I I I III I 1 I 1 1 1 I i 1 1 1 i 1 i i ii OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX | Restaurant in Connection Established 1881 European Plan commercial men's home ;; FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS. Mngr. juneau, alaska !! -'I?H-H~I"I,III,I"I"I"I"I"1"M"M"I"M"I"I"1"i"I"I,,!"I"i"1"!i,1"ii I"1 II i i i ii i i ii 1 i We Are Headquarters for j DRY GOODS, CLOTHING o ? ...... i ? ? J [ BOOTS AND SHOES, FURNISHINGS j STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA-TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO. ^ | in ? jn > >. ? ?? v? t> fttirimn :? ?! I rr ??rft r?- .< *'*? > ?