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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG Entered a? second class matter November 7, 1912 at the poatofllce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1S79. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Ooe year, by mall $10.00 Six months, by mail 1 0-00 Per mouth, delivered 1-00 JUNEAU. ALASKA. DECEMBER 10. 1912. A BRIGHTER DAY FOR ALASKA FISHERMEN. The halibut fishermen are to be congratulated upon the fact that they have been able to sell their catches right here in Ju neau instead of shipping it to Seattle and paying extortionate tribute to the Seattle wholesaler. It may be taken for granted that a new era for the halibut fishing industry of this sction is about to dawn. This will be brought about by its ever increasing importance, and the con tinually growing demand for the product. A long step in ad vance has been made when the fisherman can dispose of his catch at his home port. He reaps a large and a much more sat isfactory return for his arduous and hazardous toil. Fishing is the second principal industry of Alaska and it is expanding each year. This being the case there should be no adequate reason why Alaska and Alaskans should not reap their fair share of the business. It has never been so. The Alaska fishermen have re ceived only the crumbs from the profits that have been taken out of Alaskan waters. The Alaska people?generally?mer chants, traders, outfitters?have received only a tithe of what they should have commanded. The revenues derived by the gov ernment have been grossly inadequate when the vast proportions which the industry has assumed are taken into consideration. We need a rearrangement of the system which now per mits the great wealth of the sea to be taken without making an equitable return to the people of the territory. One of the most insistent demands of the time is for the due conservation of the fisheries. This is a form of conversa tion upon which we all can agree. The valuable food fishes with which these waters abound should not be destroyed ruth lessly and wastefully. This is a matter of vital interest to Alas kans. and it should be to those who are directly engaged in the fishing industry of whatsoever kind. The salmon, codfish and halibut fisheries of the Atlantic coast, once thought inex-haustible, have gradually declined and the vast fishing fleets that made many New England towns pros perous, have steadily dwindled, and new industries have taken the place of fishing in many of the towns of that coast. The waters were constantly fished without regard to the decreasing supply, and the banks became more and more barren. And this is what will happen in Alaska waters unless proper precautions are taken in time to preserve and foster the great fishing in dustry. INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION FOR NATIVES. Henry Phillips, a former student of the Carlisle Indian school illuminates the Indian question to some degree, especially its relation to the illicit liquor traffic, which has had always an important bearing upon the welfare of the native peoples of America. His point of view is well worth considering. He says if the government will take the money that is now being spent in abortive efforts to suppress the liquor traffic with Indians and devote it to the proper education of those people, the liquor ques tion will settle itself. He elucidates his theme by stating that the natives of Klukwan are proving their ability to till the soil successfully, and, he adds, sagely, that sucessful farmers are not subject to the drink habit. Then he suggests that more young natives should be sent to Carlisle or Chemawa for a prop er education from which, he thinks, the greatest good would flow. He is right as to the failure of the government to suppress the liquor traffic among the natives, but this is not the fault of the government. The desire to stamp out the traffic has been, and is, sincere, and while the results achieved have not been wholly successful they have acted as a deterrent to this class of evil-doers. The education of the Indian along industrial lines is an ex tremely important matter. If the natives are taught to be self-supporting they will become also self-respecting. And the Carlisle student is right when he says that successful farmer will not give way to the drink habit. Neither will a majority of those who have been schooled ui industrial work of other kinds, provided that they can find scope for their activities. To mere ly give an Indian an education, or the rudiments of an education, does not fit him to become useful to himself or to his people. Train him industrially, however, and he has the foundation laid for a useful life. And perhaps farming opens out to him the best field that can be found for his usefulness. Phillips is an intel ligent man. and evidently has given some thought to the condi tions which hedge about his people; and, therefore, his views furnish food for reflection. Does England who owns the controlling interest in the Suez Canal discriminate in favor of ships of any other nation which pass through her canal? Hardly, and yet she asks the United States to do that which she herself denies to others. It does make all the dilference in the world whose ox is gored. Boost the Commercial Club along. Help these men of Ju neau who have been and who are still trying to do things. A live commercial organization is a prime factor in the upbuilding of a community. Christmas is only fifteen days away and no winter yet. How is this for a banana belt? What! The Colonel has arrived in Chicago and there should be some thing doing in the Windy City. Ten days more and the shortest day of the year will be here. Now is a good time to do your Christmas shopping. ALASKANS IN PAR-AWAY TAHITI A letter from far-away Tahiti, written by un Alaskan boy, Chat Tclman, son of J. C. Toluian, game warden at Seward, Is full of intorest. Young Toltnan and Charles T. Hewitt. (Fat) went to Tahiti last October for the purpose of buying land on which to raise vanilla beans and copra. Their experiences are detailed in the Seward Gateway as follows: Have been here since the 20th of last month sweltering in the most persistent heat I ever encountered. Lordy, but It's hot! The trip down was ideal?there was hardly a ripple on the water much to my joy. Arriving here we went right after the matter in hand. Tauro Salmon, (a native chief) went with us to look at the land he had promised Fat. It is the worse piece of land I ever saw for the purpose. It's situated In a narrow valley, Is covered with bould ers, and Is too high to raise vanilla. But the worst of it is that he was fool ing Fat. Vanilla and cocoanuts can not be raised on the same ground. Then we went to look at another piece of ground, which we found to be greatly misrepresented by Salmon. He has the reputation here of being the greatest grafter on the island. We would probably have considered the property (ten acres, two in swamp two planted in vanilla and a couple of hundred cocoanut trees), had I not started a quiet investigation among some of my English and American acquaintances. The result was nice Two acres planted in vanilla didn't belong to Salmon at all, and the re mainder is in litigation In the French courts here. Nevertheless the white men here told me he would have sold us the land and then taken it away again. Believe me, this is some coun try! Now we arc looking again ror a ruitable place. That there is money in vanilla at the present time there i3n't the least doubt. What will hap pen when the .Mexican revolution ceases and the Mexicans put their "anilla on the market remains to be seen. I don't think the outlook is very promising here. Fact is, I don't think you'd like it. I'm sitting now on a porch, clad In my pajamas, and the sweat is pouring off me. It is 5:30 p. m. Yet they tell me that this Is a nice day. The thermometer here at the hotel is doped so that it won't go above 80 degrees. They make out their prospectuses in that way, I guess. It is almost sure death for a tenderfoot to go out in the sun. Hot! O Lord! This morning a Frenchman tried to 'sell me a plantation for $100,000. Just for fun I looked it up. I found he didn't own it. That's the way it goes here. The cost of. living here is very high and the' standard very low. The mosquitoes are as thick as mud, and every time you go bathing you stand a chance of losing a limb. The water is fine; the climate is rotten. The women are not beautful, as reported, save for a few half castes. Most of them are immoral to a degree, and the men are not better. Consistent labor one can't get. A native will work (?) a day, then quit and get get drunk for a week. Every white man I've spoken to warns both big and small investor away because of the labor problem, and the inability to get clear titles to land. Yes, with I out a doubt copra and vanilla are paying businesses, If conducted on a proper basis. The Chinese are overrunning this country and I'll bet that within twen ty years they'll own It. They ruin ev erything they get Into. For my own edification I looked up the health records of the place. Nine ty per cent of the inhabitants have either elephantitis or some form of a venereal disease. This makes it a nice place in which to live?nit, The only redeeming feature of the town is an old "dummy" who works around the hotel. He squeaks like a rusty hinge, and some one has to beat him up every day to keep him sane. This reminds me that there's to be a scrap tonight and I'm billed to see that the American contender gets fair play. ! met an old Candle Creek (in the Nome country) mining man here yes terday who came down to make an investment. Ke returns to the states on the next steamer cussing the coun try to the limit. Gee, but he's wild! I intend to remain until the next steamer which sails November 16, unless I stumble onto something in the meantime. We're going to look at a place on a nearby island, but it will probably turn out like the rest we have examined. Have you seen them? Beautiful IVORY CARVING SETS at W. H. CASE. tf. SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION. Case 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 ver Bros. & Co., Inc., defendants. To the NORTHWEST RUBBER COMPANY and SCHWABACHER BROSt & 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 died 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 wit: 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 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. UCHARICK J J) jeweler I ? ^ and OPTICIAN ^ II 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 Professional Cards R. W. JENNINGS ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Z. R. CHENEY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Gunnison & Marshall ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW Decker Building Juneau Alaska H. ?. CROWTHER U. S. Deputy Surveyor U. S. Mineral Surveyor Office?Lewis Block ? Juneau N. WATANABE DENTIST Office Over Purity Pharmacy Juneau .... Alaska R. P. NELSON Wholesale and Retail Dealer in All Kinds STATIONERY Typewriting Suppliec, Blank Book*, Office-Supplies, Sporting Goods, Huyler's Candles, Gun ther's Candles, Toys, Notions, Books, Magazines, Waterman's Fountain Pens, Conklin Pens, Etc. Cor. 2nd. and Seward Sts. Juneau, Alaska ?I I' mm 1H-H-I l"I"l"l"i The Unique Millinery ? LADIES' FURNISHINGS 1 M- I-l-l-l-l- l-! l-I-l -l 1 I 1 IT 1111111 1 The Juneau Steamship Co. U. S. Mail Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sltka Route?Leaves Juneau for Hoonah, Gypsum, Tenakee, Kllllsnoo and Sitka? 8:00 a. m., Nov. 5. 11, 17. 23. 2'J. 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 FunU r a:/l Chatham, 8:00 a. m.?Nov. 17, Dec. 11, Jan. 4, 28, Fob. 2!. March 17. Leaves Juneau for Tyee, 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. 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 Stamp Mm 3BS0LUTELY Self-Con tained; ready to operate on arrival; Cm i rratonablo; officiont and ^ durabto; notify thippotl to Tomato pointt: neodi no opocial foundation. One patron vrltea: "Vie are oalng n 35-meah aereon and milling an average of 10 tona of ore per 24-honr day with each mill. Conalderlng bor*C|K>wer rnnaumrd I.ITTLE GIANT STAMP MI I. US aro mo?t rapid oruah ora ever aoon: profer thoni to any othor atanip mill on market." Information obtainable by addrexa Ing or railing on Seattle Construction & Drydock Company Dept.. K Seattle, U. 8. A. HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. The Alaska Flyer ?, ?, HUMBOLDT The Alaska Flyer NORTHBOUND DEC. 8 SOUTHBOUND DEC. 9 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Ofllce, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent i-M V I "I"1"I I M I I 1 1 M M M I MI 1 1 I l-l-I I I I I 1 I I in 1 II -II v ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. " STEAMERS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN, WRANGEL, PETERS- ?? BURG, DOUGLAS, JUNNEAU. HAINES AND SKAGWAY !! STEAMSHIP DOLPHIN "? NORTH NOV. 28, DEC. 9, 21 !! SOUTH NOV. 29, DEC. 10, 2? !! " Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Through j* tickets to San Francisco. !! ELMER E. SMITH, Douglas Agt. WILLIS E. NOWELL, Agt. I I I ! I ; H ?! ?! [Ill I I I Ill I l I M I 1 1 M 1' 111 I III III II III I 1 I 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. |j SOWERBY & BELL, Juneau JOHN HENSEN I CO., Douglas CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastService Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson. Prince Rupert. Swanson, Alert Bay, Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY DEC. 19 Front and Seward Sts. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J T. SPICKETT. Act. 11 n i i i i 11111111111111111111111111 n 1111111111111 ii' | ALASKA COAST CO. I; For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, ? ? ;; Seldovia?SAILS FROM JUNEAU 1! !! S. S. YUKON NOVEMBER 24 H !! SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA !! ' 11 connecting at Seattle for San Francicco and Southern California ports J j ;; S. S. YUKON DECEMBER 4 Right Is reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notice. ; ; For further information apply to ' 1 S. H. Ewlng, Juneau Agent. ALASKA COAST COMPANY, Seattle ;; H-H+H-H-H-HI M I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I II I I I I I I I I I FERRY TIME SCHEDULE JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau fori DoukIAH and Trend well ?S Mill a. in. 9:00 a. it.. 11:00 a. m. 1:00 p. m. 3:00 p. m. 4 :30 p. m. 6:30 p. m. 8:00 p. m. 9:00 p. m. 11:00 p. m. Lv. Tread well for Juncnu ?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. Loaves Douglas for , Juneau ] *8730 a. m. 9:30 a.m. ; 12:05 p. m. ! 1:45 p.m. 3:30 p. m. 5:30 p. in. 7:05 p. m. 8:30 p. m. 9:30 p. m. 11:30 p. m. Leaves Juneau dally for Sheep Creek li:00 a. m. 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. 5:10 p. m. From Juneau Tor Sheep Creek Saturday Nljfht Only Tl: 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. Sunduy Schedule name a* above, except trip leaving ?H"M M I-I-1 -l- I-l -I-1 I I 1 -I I I 1 !? I I I -I I I I I I I I I I I I M 11 1 1 I I 1 1 H OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX J II Restaurant in Connection Established 1881 European Plan I! COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS. Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA ?? ?H-H-i-H-H-H-H-I I II I 1 I I 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 I I II M 1111111111111111111 We Are Headquarters for <j DRY GOODS, CLOTHING BOOTS AND SHOES, FURNISHINGS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA-TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.