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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG Entered as second-class matter November 7. 1912 at the postotllce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of .March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: G?e year, by mall $10.00 Six months, by mail 9.00 Per month, delivered 100 JUNEAU. ALASKA. DECEMBER 12. 1912. AN ORGANIZATION FOR THE COMMON GOOD. THE growth of the Commercial Club is a matter for congrat ulation, but the increase of membership will not bring the best results unless every member devotes some time to the work of the Club and takes an active interest in its welfare. The tendency among institutions of this kind is to shift the real work upon the shoulders of a few willing and earnest men. while the only interest the majority show is to retain their mem bership. perhaps, by the payment of their dues. We all believe that Juneau and this district are entering upon a new and prosperous era. The indications all point in that di rection. And this being admitted new duties, additional work, wider aims and a broad policy will be added to the purposes of the Club. And these purposes are not selfish. On the contrary they are comprehensive, and if rightly pursued they will have far-reaching influences for the promotion of many lines of ac tivity. New conditions are being developed and how best to meet them as they arise will be an important problem for this com mercial organization to solve. The Club proposes to have a din ner?banquet, if you please?early in the New Year, the prime object being to get the business, mining and professional men together, so that they may become better acquainted and get their neighbor's point of view on such matters as carry a mu tuality of interest?and there are many of these. Such getting together should be productive of much benefit in every way, and it should foster the spirit of the common good?which these commercial organization are designed to promote. Do you know that no person now living will ever again have the opportunity of writing this date after this day expires: 12-12-12; which, being diagramed means the twelfth day of the twelfth month of the year 1912. Those New Jersey blackmailers are starting in early to "shake down" your Uncle Woodrow. They must have forgotten that he was well frisked in the late campaign. THE GREAT FATHER OF ALL TRUSTS. MANY trusts have been prosecuted and investigated during the past few years, but if we are to believe the allegations made the father of them all?the great panjandrum of the tribe?has been found in the Money Trust. This alleged trust is now being investigated by a congressional committee, and ac cording to The Empire's dispatches five wise men of Gotham control no less than the altitudinous total of four hundred mil lion dollars?a sum too vast for human comprehension. This is the statement elicited from a New York banker?we know not how. Perhaps it was wrung from him by the able lawyer who is conducting the investigation on behalf of the committee of Congress. The statement that a stupenduous money combination ex ists has been made many times within recent years and has been as often denied. But according to President Frew, of the Corn Exchange National Bank of New York, trust agreements between five New York bankers are not merely figments of the imagination of the political sensationalist or the meretricious muckraker, but a cold, startling fact. With such fiinancial power concentrated in the hands of a small coterie of men their power for evil is absolutely menac ing, were they disposed to use it for sinister purposes. They can not only create and control all other trusts but they could with a motion of the hand stop the wheels of progress and stifle the prosperity of the nation. No Kings, potentates, or princes of the earth in any age ever had such unlimited power or wealth within their grasp. J L: 4.;? ine question arises, 11 sucn a moneyeu comuiuauun uw? actually exist, and it is proven, what shall be done to it or with it? For despite all the prosecutions that have been effected, the trusts seem to still thrive at an amazing rate. That they are a direct result of modern economic and social conditions we be lieve. That they have come to stay is also apparent. That they must be controlled either by competition or some other way equally effective is not susceptible of successful contradiction. "What shall we do with our presidents?" will be answered in Mr. Taft's case should he become a professor of law at Yale. As for the Colonel, nobody can do anything with him. Boston reports a steady demand for wools, which shows that the mills are bearing up pluckily against the ruin to come from a Democratic revision of Schedule K. CONSERVATION OF THE SALMON INDUSTRY. THE conservation of the fisheries of Alaska in which The Em pire takes a great interest has brought an article on salmon fishing by Mr. Bion H. Chadwick, which we published yesterday. Mr. Chadwick writes from experience and observation and his views, therefore, are entitled to the careful consideration of every one who is interested in this important industdy and its preservation. , He makes a plea for the fish trap, which he holds is not de structive of the supply of salmon under properly enforced regu- | lations. Instead, Mr. Chadwick points to the purse seiner as a first cause in the depletion of salmon in these waters. He also I condemns the use of spear and gaff-hooks, and emphasizes the statement that the practice of obtaining salmon at the spawning i grounds is most destructive and it should be abated. From the f tenor of his article it is inferred also that taking salmon by using < the gill net is much less harmful than either the purse seine or j the spear. i Mr. Chadwick also urges the protection of the other species 1 of salmon besides the red variety. All the protection given by 1 the government, he says, is aimed at the red salmon, while other j streams frequented by other species entirely, receive no pro tection whatsoever. Other agents of destruction are the Dolly j Varden trout, and such egg-devouring fish; and Mr. Chadwick believes that the government should seek out the most effective means to destroy them. Summing up the theme then, it is gath ered that the writer would abolish purse seining, limit the use of the spear and the gaff-hook, prevent fishing on the spawning ground and extenninate the Dolly Varden trout and other egg devouring fish; and he expresses the opinion that with these con ditions obtaining at the "rate in which salmon are being taken for food and profit it cannot be long before we are without sal mon and trout?the one having been consumed, and the other, lacking food, becomes extinct. Perhaps the crux of Mr. Chad wick's article, which, however, is timely throughout, may be found in his closing statement: "The Alaska salmon supply may be maintained in sufficient quantities and indefinitly if the law were based upon a thor ough knowledge of the subject and enforced generally and effec tively." The "power of the press" has once more been demonstrated. Yesterday The Empire suggested that Juneau'/? streets should be better lighted. Today they are. Seattle is again protesting against the proposed closing of its assay office. It is a fine receptacle for the eggs which Alas ka, the Golden Goose, lays. It has been said that ideas rule the world. This is not strictly accurate. It is ideals by which the world is governed. Great Activity Around Ruby Passengers from Fairbanks on late steamers en route to the Outsldo report great activity in the Ruby sec tion. It is said that Ruth Sherbouriie has bought the remaining Interests of Karnander, 011 Long creek and that $40,000 was paid for the property. Farnander is the discover of Lour creek and had previously sold hold ings on that Btream for the sum of $60,000. Just as the stage was leaving Fair banks another stampede had start ed down in the Ruby district. The newest excitement was caused by a reported rich strike 011 American creek which 1b a tributary of the Sa latna. Ix>ng creek is also a tribu tary of this stream but American creek is some disance. from it. Reports reaching Fairbanks from the now strike in the Innoko at Cripple, are to the effect that Cripple and Fox creeks are looking good. There is a difficulty here, however, over the grub shortage and the camp will have to be depopulated for the winter. FEMMER & RITTER. See this firm for all kinds of dray ing and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable priceB. Coal delivered promptly. Fommer & Rit ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone 314. Residence phones 402 or 403. The finest sight in town is my beau tiful stock of cut glass. Here is where quality counts. Valentine's Store at Juneau has the latest, new est and most beautiful designs, some thing you never saw before. ??? SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION. Case No. 940-A. In the District Court for the District <? of Alaska, Division No. 1, at Juneau. 0 First National Bank of Juneau, Plain- JI tiff, V8. i > Ellen G. Bach, Frank Bach, North- J J west Rubber Company, Schwabach- <? er Bros. & Co., Inc., defendants. ? To the NORTHWEST RUBBER o COMPANY and SCHWABACHER <? BROS. & CO., Inc., defendants, * J GREETING: o In the name of the United States of ? America and pursuant to an order of ^ the above entitled Court in the abovo <? entitled cauBe made on the 5th day < > of November, 1912, you and each of J * you are hereby commanded to be and <, appear in the above entitled court <? holden at Juneau, in said Division, in J| said Territory, and answer the com- <, plaint filed against you in the above < > entitled action within thirty dayB J J from the date of the last publication 0 hereof; and if you fail so to appear <> and answer for want thereof the * J plaintiff will apply to the Court for 0 and the Court will grant tno relief o demanded In Baid 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 o annum, from the 24th day of May, <? 1909; one hundred dollars ($100.00) J attorney's fees; together with its <. costs and disbursements herein in- < > curred; further for a decree foreclos- ] [ tag a certain mortgage upon certain .? property situate in Douglas, Alaska, ? against all the defendants herein. <, IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have <> hereunto Bet my hand and affixed tho J' 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. ++ Mexican Croesus Loses Millions SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Dec. 10. ? j Gqn. Luis Terrazas, the Rockefeller J of Mexico is a visitor in this city, for j the purpose of perfecting the basis of a claim that he will make against the Mexican government for damages of more than $5,000,000. Gen. Ter rains' homo is in Chihuahua, and dur ing nearly the whole period of dis turbance in the neighboring republic liis ranches and farms have been in possession of rebels and bands of out laws. Cattle have been killed and driven off by the thousands and much other property belonging to him has been destroyed. The lauded holdings of Gen. Ter razas in the State of Chihauliau aggre gate about 15,000,000 acres. When the revolution wihch brought about the overthrow of President Diaz was inaugurated the Terrazas properties were producing a heavy annual reve nue. all of which has been lost to their owner during the Inst two years. Resides his Banco Mineral In that city has been looted of several hun dred thousand dollars, and reimburse ment of this loss will be asked of the government. More than one-third of the resi dences and business houses in the city of Chihuahua are owned by Ter razas. The newest and best, the original idea and the modern thought in Christmas goods is seen everywhere In Valentine's bright, fresh stock of jewelry, silverware, cut glass, and every other thing that you may de sire for presentation. ??? WANTED?on Or before Jan. 1, small unfurnished house or flat. Give all particulars and price. A. C. care box H. * MEXICAN EPICURE8 SAY CACTI IS FINE EATING. ORANGE, Calif.?Spineless cactus as a producer of table fruit is rather a new phase of tho cactus question, but as a matter of fact the apple of the spineless cactus is being used us a table delicacy. On the Whittlesey ranch, three miles west of Orange, there is a patch of spineless cactus several acres In extent which is a present heavily; loaded with largo ripe fruit. To thl3 | patch Mexicans come and buy hun- j dreds of pounds of the apples, for the Mexican has learned that the! fruit is edible. Some of the fruit is marketed at 10 cents a dozen. The cactus apple grown on the spineless cactus Is itself almost free from spineB. It is the Bize and shape of a good sized pear, and when a rath er thick peel is removed a pleasantly flavored center is revealed. It is said that a taste of the frulte may be cul tivated until one becomes fond of it. If quantity and quality are what you want: you should Bee Valentine's cut glass before making your purchases. Many now and beautiful designs are displayed, not heretofore seen in Alaska. The Juneau Steamship Co. U. S. Mail Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route?Leaves Juneau for Hoonah, Gypsum, Tenakee, Killisnoo 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 Funter and Chatham, 8:00 a. m.?Nov. 17, Dec. 11, Jan. 4, 28, Feb. 21, 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 J| J CHARICK J.J. J?",, I I M I I I I I I I I I I I I II I I I I I I 1 I I Professional Cards R. W. JENNINGS ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewi* Building, Juneau Z. R. CHENEY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Gunnison & Marshall ATTO R N E YS-AT-L A W Decker Building Juneau Alaska H. P. CROWTHER U. S. Deputy Surveyor U. 8. Mineral Surveyor Office?Lewis Block ? Juneau N. WATANABE DENTIST Office Over Purity Pharmacy Juneau .... Alaska HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. Tho Alaska Flyer S. S. HUMBOLDT I The Alaska Flyer NORTHBOUND DEC. 8 SOUTHBOUND DEC. 9 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Olllce, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent t-H-H-H- i 1 I I H III 1 MM 11 M 11 1 III I III 1 111 III- 111 111 1 1 1 1 I ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. ?? STEAMERS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN. WRANGEL, PETERS- ?? i: BURG, DOUGLAS. JUNNEAU. HAINES AND SKAGWAY " STEAMSHIP DOLPHIN -? NORTH NOV. 28, DEC. 9, 21 SOUTH NOV. 29, DEC. 10, 22 X ." Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Through tickets to San Francisco. '* ? ? \ !! ELMER E. SMITH, Douglas Agt. WILLIS E. NOWELL, Agt. " -P-H-i-l-M 1 III I III I 111 1 1 I I H 'I III Ml I II 111 II 1 1 III II III III 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 1 CO., Douglas CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastService Salting from Junonu tor Port Slmpnon. Prince Rupert Swanaon, Alert Bay. Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY DEC. 19 Front and Seward Sta. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. T. SPICKETT, Agt. -t it I M I I 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 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I il ALASKA COAST CO. i; ? ? For YaKutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, ? ? !! Seldovia?SAILS FROM JUNEAU II S. S. YUKON NOVEMBER 24 !! SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA !! \1 connecting at Seattle for San Francisco and Southern California ports J | ?' S. S. YUKON .... DECEMBER 4 - Right is reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notice. ? > For further information apply to ;; S. H. Ewlng, Juneau Agent. ALASKA COAST COMPANY, Seattle IMI I I I I I I I I I | I | | II | | | | | | | I I I I I I I I I I I I II 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 for Douglnit and Troadwell ?8:00 a. ir.. 9:00 a. m. 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 Juneau *8:25 a. m. 9:25 a. m. 12:00 noon 1:40 p. ra. 3:25 p. m. 4:55 p. m. 6:55 p. m. 8:25 p. m. 9:25 p. m. 11:25 p. rn. Leave* Douglas for Juneau ?8:30 a. m. 9:30 a. m. 12:05 p. m. 1:45 p. m. 3:30 p. m. 5:30 p. m. 7:05 p.m. 1 8:30 p. m. 9:30 p. m. 11:30 p. m. Lea vol Juneau daily for Sheep Creek 11:00 a. m. 4:30 p. ra. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. 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 Schedule same as above, except trip leaving Juneau at 8 a. m. is omitted | I ! 1 1 I I I I i I I 1 I I I I H 'M 1 M I I 1 I 1 i 1 I 1 I 1 I I I I 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 !? OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX J Restaurant in Connection Established 1881 European Plan *j ;; COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME " I! FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS, Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA - -l-M-H-i II II ! I 1 I 1 I I I I I 1 II 1 111 1 111 I 1 111 III III III 1 III III 1 UNION IRON WORKS Machine Shop and Foundry Gas Engines and Mill Castings Agents Union Gas Engine and Regal Gas Engine We Are Headquarters for jj i > DRY GOODS, CLOTHING a / ' t o : i > BOOTS , AND SHOES, FURNISHINGS | <. STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES l o ALASKA - TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO. ' ' ' ? I, o I i M ' < ' O * C'IM ?? ' '