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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG Entered us second-class matter November 7. 11)12 at the postottlce at Ju neuu. Alasku. under the Act o( March 2. 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 0?e year, by mail $10.00 Six months, by mall 5.00 Per month, delivered 100 JUNEAU. ALASKA. DECEMBER. 10. 1912. AN ERA OF LARGE MATERIAL PROSPERITY. THIS year of grace. 1912 will mark the beginning of the era of mining development on a large scale in this district. It will also mark the expansion of the fishing industry and the laying of the foundation that promises permanency and a still greater increase. Mining developments that have been already initiated are of a comprehensive kind, and in themselves mean the making of a large and prosperous community. But there are others' to be added which will contribute to the general upbuilding of this section and which will embrace large enterprises and the ex penditure of large sums of money in order to put them on a pro ducing basis. The developments now under way, too. have been the means of stimulating prospecting. And though this mining district has been a producer for nearly a quarter of a century there is still a large portion of it that is practically unexplored. And the fact that the district is steadily attaining prominence because of the magnitude of the mining developments under way, is proof that it offers a splendid field for the prospector. The gold belt has been well defined and it affords an opportunity for the prospector to make new discoveries. Its proximity to tidewater is a strong factor in its favor. Its accessibility to the chief in dustrial centers of the Pacific coast also makes it a strong favor ite with miners and capitalists. All Alaska, we believe, is about to enter upon an era of progress and prosperity. In population it has reached the low water mark. Its industrial development is really just beginning, for its value as a commercial asset of the United States has been at least recognized, and from now on the territory will witness an advance in material development that a few years since was undreamed of. The Colonel says that it ;s not a one man party. Still if the Colonel were out of it it may be doubted if George W. Perkins and Frank Munsey could keep it going. THE NEED OF A PUBLIC LIBRARY. A PUBLIC library is an essential institution for a progres sive community. It offers opportunities for human uplift and educational improvement that cannot be had by the people at large in any other way. It makes the road to learning easier for those who have been denied the privilege of securing an ade quate education. It aids those who wish to increase their knowl edge. It is sociological as well as educational. It is a means to ward a higher civilization and better and cleaner citizenship Andrew Carnegie has given of his millions for public li braries. but always with the provision that the name of Carne gie would be emblazoned where all might see. The canny Scoi is not above a little self-glorification. He does not believe in hav ing his virtues writ in water. He prefers brass and stone and steel, but nonetheless, his libararies have been a means of dissem inating knowledge and doing good, besides relieving him of wealth he never earned, and which he is now desirous of return ing to the people. But we believe it is better for a town to own its own li brary independently of any conditions that outside munificence might entail upon it. Government by parties seems to be necessary in free coun tries, but there are times when, if party lines do not yield, some thing much more important must break. One advantage Adam had was that when he came back from a party he didn't have to talk to Eve what the women had on. ON THE CULTIVATION OF THE GOOD THOUGHTS. A WORD aptly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of sil ver, we are told. And the pity of it is that there are manj more inapt?also inept?words spoken than there are of those which shine in the silver pictures. A word in season, we are also told, is exceedingly good; but we take no thought of the words that are spoken out of season?harsh, biting, cruel words?that wound needlessly, and leave ugly scars. The tongue is an unruly member, full of deadly poison, working mischief, we are also informed on unimpeachable au thority. and yet how few people in this world have learned how to bridle it! Few indeed! "Better to know less than to know so much that isn't so," is a homely but a most truthful adage. And yet people will talk of other people?whom probably they have never seen and do not know?as if they had them card-indexed. The world is full of uncharitableness. It is full of hate, en vy and malice that should not exist, but will, until the advent of the millenium?and that seems a long way off. Mankind is im perfect, and a large portion is perfectly content. But there is another part that strive for that which is good, and having found it hold fast. They cultivate the "good thought" and it is this that leavens the whole lump and energizes that quality that we call human kindness. Would that its cultivation were more general. It bears imperishable fruit. Its flowers are fadeless. Its warmth comes from the soul. As the season of Christmas approaches comes the time of thoughtfulness of others, and the spirit of charity and kind ness is more in evidence than at any other season. It would be well if it could be perennial. In an article on this page in The Empire of Saturday it was stated that one firm of halibut buyers would pay out to local fisherman $7,500 a week. The figures should have been $4,000, or about $17,000 a month?which is of itself a rather good showing. I I CHARICK | J ? J JEWELER t " ? * * and OPTICIAN ( I I I I I I I I I I I I I 11 I 11 I I I i I I I I THE ROAD TO LEARNING MADE EASY. Thomas a. edison, the "electric wizard," is developing a new idea. Edison is a perpetual fountain of ideas, a well spring, in fact, of human achievement along lines that are es sentially practical. His cement houses and cement furniture are examples of the practical trend of his mind?outside the realm of electricity in which he stands out as pastmaster. He is now working out a system of moving pictures which, he says, will revolutionize the public school work of the coun try. He proposes to give the pupils of the schools first hand knowledge of all the subjects embraced in the public school cur riculums through the medium of moving pictures which will be so plain and presented so concretely that the minds of the students can comprehend each subject readily as it is presented. In this way they will be taught astronomy, horticulture, natur al philosophy, bacteriology?in which they will be able to see minute particles in all their activities, and in much larger de tail than with one eye, through a microscope, darkly. And geo graphy. Instead of learning a long string of capitals, and moun tains and rivers, capes ,bays, gulfs, peninsulas, and so on, as we did when we went to school, the countries will be brought to the school house with the people moving about in them and work ing and playing, so that the children will know this world in which we live as well as the particular corner in which they dwell. Films will show plants and flowers bud and blossom; the life history of insects and of the birds of the air and the beasts of the fields. Physics and biology and botany will be unfolded and demonstrated before the eyes of the children and what spec tacles and transformations they will witrtess. The growth of the moving picture business has been mar velous indeed, but up till recently it has been largely devoted te the mere purposes of amusement, and some of its features are neither instructive or edifying. But it will be improved and with the developments that Edison promises the useful and the agreeable will be combined and not only the school children but those of a larger growth will share in the benefits which it will bring in the way of intellectual growth and advancement. The estimated world's total of international trade for this year is thirty-five billion dollars, it having doubled in twenty years?which shows that the gray old world is jogging along at a pretty comfortable rate. Mr. Mumm does not seem afraid of the wine that made the family famous. MONTENEGRIN GIRL LOVES ROUGH SUITOR. Wants Husband to Be Hlgh-Handed Master of His Own House, hold. PARIS.?The Montenegrin woman wishes not only to be mother of men. but the wife of a man. She holds to a high-handed husband, to one who will be master of hiB own house. Wit ness the story of the wooing of Gor danne, as told in the Revne Hebdo madaire. Gordanne was the beautiful daughter of an Inkeeper. Her suit ors were many, and it was time for her to wed. She promised to make her choice between three suitors, and summoned them all to her father's house. On the same afternoon on the same day, standing in the doorway, she awaited their coming. First it was a youth, gloved and era vatted, who, during a week-end at Cat taro, had acquired the eleganlceB of city life. "Excuse me," he said with a polite doffing of his hat, "will you 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 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 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. let mo pass?" Gordanno stepped aside, but as she did so she mur mured. "You will never be my hus band." The second, a comfortable farmer, was less mannerly. "Let me In," he said, pushing past the girl. "Neither you shall call me wife," said the girl toherself. Then came the third, who said not a word, but, seizing her by the arm. flung her aside and entered the house as If always its master. "That," sighed the innkeeper's daughter, "Is a true Montenegrin. He is the husband for me!" Of such stufT after all, are the mothers of heroes made. If quantity and quality are what you want; you should see Valentine's cut glass before making your purchases. Many new and beautiful designs are displayed, not heretofore seen In Alaska. ??? I have a lot of beautiful gold mount ed fountain pens, of every make. They make inexpensive, useful and beautiful Christmas gifts. E. Valontine's Jewelry Store, Juneau. Professional Cards R. W. JENNINGS ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Z. R. CHENEY . ATTORNEY-AT-LAW \m Lewis Building, Juneau jj Gunnison & Marshall ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW Decker Building j Juneau Alaska H. P. CROWTHER U. 3. Deputy Surveyor U. S. Mineral Surveyor Office?Lewis Block ? Juneau N. WATANABE DENTIST Office Over Purity Pharmacy Juneau ... - Alaska Valentine's Store presents the sea son's opportunity for pleasure and economy In buying; delight and sat isfaction In receiving. It insures a Merry ChrlstmaB. ??? The United States of America, District of Alaska. ! WHEREAS, on the 13th day of De cember, 1912, B. B. Metz and P. M. j Flsk filed a libel In the District Court of the United States for the District of Alaska, against the launch "Murre Iot" her boats, tackles, apparel and furniture, in a cause of wages Civil' and Maritime. AND WHEREAS, by virtue of pro-i ceBs In duo form of law, to me di rected, returnable on the 13th day of January, 1913, I have seized and tak- j en the said launch "Murrelet" and have j her in my custody. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that! a District Court will be hold In the: United States Court Room in the City of Juneau, on the 13th day of January, 1913, for the trial of said premises, and the owner or owners, and all per-, sons who may have or claim any In terest, are hereby cited to be and ap pear at the time and place aforesaid, to show cause, if any they have, why a final decree should not pass as prayed. H. L. FAULKNER, U. S. Marshal. Shackloford & Bayless, proctors for libellants. First date of publication Dec. 13, last date, Jan. 1. 1913. The Juneau Steamship Co. U. S. Mall Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route?Leaves Juneau for Hoonah, Gypsum, Tenakee, Killisnoo and Sitka? 8:00 a. m., Nov. 6. 11. 17, 23, 29. Dec. 5, 11, 17. 23, 29, Jan. 4, 10, 16, 22. 28, Fob. 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, HalneB, 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. in. WILLIS E. NOWELL. MANAGER 1 HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. j The Alaska Flyer S. S. HUMBOLDT I The Alnnltn Flyer NORTHBOUND DEC 19 SOUTHBOUND DEC. 21 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Olllce, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent -H+H+HM 1 I TTTT-I 1-l-l-l-r-l-l-l 1 1 I 1 1 H 11111111111111111111: ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. ? STEAMERS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN, WRANGEL, PETERS- "? ! BURG, DOUGLAS, JUNNEAU, HAINES AND SKAGWAY !! STEAMSHIP DOLPHIN | ? NORTH DEC. 14 ! SOUTH DEC. 15. !! ! Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Through ' tickets to San Francisco. j" ! ELMER E. SMITH, Douglas Agt. WILLIS E. NOWELL, Agt. " I i i i i i 11 ?i,t,.||,i?Ii,i,,Ii,Ii,I"1"I,,i?4~i 1111111111111 i 111111 M 11111II i NORTHLAND STEAMSHIP COMPANY Operating S. S. ALKI and S. S. NORTHLAND S. S. ALKI, South, DEC. 30 First Class Fare to Seattle $19.00 Second Class Fare to Seattle $12.00 H. C. BRADFORD, Mgr., Plor 4, Seattle. SOWERBY & BELL, Juneau JOHN HENSON & 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 nnd Seward St*. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. T. SPICK ETT, Ast. ? 5- Hirv-H-W-f-H III H I I I II I I I I I I I 1 I I H I I I I I I I I I I I I I M I I I I ji ALASKA COAST CO. ;; For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, < ? !! Seldovia?SAILS FROM JUNEAU II !! S. S. YUKON DEC. 21 I | !l SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA || || connecting at Seattle for San Francisco and Southern California ports || ;; S.S.YUKON - - - * DEC. 13 11 Right is reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notice. ? > 11 For further information apply to ' ? ;; S. H. Ewlng, Juneau Agent. ALASKA COAST COMPANY, Seattle M I I I I H II I 1 I 1 It I 1 I I I I I HI I I 1 H I I I I I I I I I I I I ! 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 Douglas and Tread well | *8:00 a. iu. I 9:00 a. n:. 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. Troul wcll for Junoau ?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. leaves DbUKlnn for Juneau I ?S: 30 a. in. j 9:30 a. in. | 12:05 p.m. 1:45 p.m. 1 3:30 p.m. ' 5:30 p.m. j 7:05 p.m. ? | 8:30 p.m. ! 9:30 p.m. 1 111:30 p.m. I Lcnvca Juneau daily for Sheep Creek I _______ 11:00 a. m. 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. 5^10 p. m. | From Juneau for Sheep Creek Saturday Nleht Only 11:00 p. m. for Juneau Returning Leaves Sheep Creek 11:40 p. m. Leaves Treadwcll 11:45 p. m. Leaves Douglas 11:50 p. m. Sunday Schedule same iu? above, except trip leaving Junc.i* nt 8 a. m. is omitted | OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX | Restaurant In Connection Established 1881 European Plan ;; COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME !! i! FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS, Mngr. JUNEAU ALASKA J ?!-l'l ?! 1 1 1 11 M 1 M 1 1 1 1 i 1-1 Ml 1 ! M 1 1 1 ML M 111 1 1 111 I'll H-I-H UNION IRON WORKS Machine Shop and Foundry Gas Engines and Mill Castings Agents Union Gas Engine and Regal Gas Engine . We Are Headquarters for DRY GOODS, CLOTHING BOOTS AND SHOES, FURNISHINGS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES \LASKA-TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.