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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG Entered as second-class matter November 7, 1912 at the postolQce at Ju neau, Alaska, under the Act of March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 0?e year, by mail $10.00 Six months, by mail : 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU. ALASKA. DECEMBER 18. 1912. PROGRESS THAT MAKES THE WHEELS MOVE. THE present visit of Col. D. C. Jackling to Juneau emphasizes the fact that has been heretofore apparent that great and permanent mining enterprises will shortly have their seat in this immediate section. Mines that will continue to be pro ducers for generations are not found in every mining country. Yet this is just what some of the mines promise that are now producing as well as other that are in process of development. One must stop for a moment in order to take in the full sig nificance of such a statement. The immensity of the operations in the mining of quartz and the reduction of its valuable con tents mean the employment of an army of men and the upbuild ing of not one but several communities. It means new lines of human activity, new enterprises that will make the desert blos som and the barren places produce fruit. The possibilities of Alaska are beyond comprehension. There is not an Alaskan now living who can find even a faint conception of what the productive powers of this commonwealth will be fifty or a hundred years hence. It will be peopled: it will have a hundred producing mines where there are but two or three. Towns and cities, villages and hamlets will dot its sur face and it will be the greatest scene of mining activities on the American continent. And the panhandle of Alaska doubtless will lead the proces sion of advancement because of its great bodies of ores and its other natural resources, its geographical location and its equa ble climate. These are factors in the development of a country that stand out pre-eminently and invite the energies of man kind. Southeastern Alaska today offers greater possibilities in the way of mining and other industries than any other por tion of continental America. Just remember this and watch the fast coming developments. A band of militant suffragettes are mushing from New York to Albany to demand the vote. Bet they'll need new straw in their muckluks before they reach Poughkeepsie. A Pensylvania Democrat is said to have offered $500 for a postmaster. He is not a Democrat. He is simply a Penn sylvanian. SIGNIFICANCE OF ALASKA'S SALMON INDUSTRY. ACCORDING to the annual report of Secretary of Commerce and Labor Nagel, the Alaska salmon out-turn this year is valued at $14,500,000. It is a large sum for a single nat ural industry, and it emphasizes in striking figures the urgent need that exists for adequate protection and conservation of the industry. If it be preserved for the people of Alaska?as it un doubtedly should?it will become with each passing year a more and more potential and permanent asset of the territory. The salmon canning industry last year was valued at a little less than $15,000,000, and if the output of the present year and last year is continued for five more years the total aggregate value would be upwards of $100,000,000. The figures are surprising only when one does not stop to consider their meaning and im port. In seven years $100,000,000, in fourteen years $200,000, 000?in a generation nearly $500,000,000. These figures allow for now increase or decrease. But with proper laws, strictly en forced and with intelligently directed artificial propagation of the species there should be a substantial increase from year to year instead of a decrease. Pardoning several hundred prisoners in order to kill a pro posed bad law, as Governor Donaghey, of Arkansas, did the other day may be a case of the end justifying the means. Nonethe less, the means are drastic. A woman in Boston has been convicted as a loan shark. Is there any masculine activity in which women are not now en gaged? THE MEANING OF WILSON'S ELECTION? A PORTION of the newspaper press of the United States is trying to comfort itself and its readers by stating with con siderable iteration that because Woodrow Wilson failed to obtain a majority of the popular vote, nothing was definitely de cided by the election. Some people are fond of even cold com fort. But let us refer to history. In the campaign of 1860 Lin coln polled only 1,866,352 votes to 2,810,501 polled by Douglas Breckenridge and Bell. The popular majority against Lincoln was nearly 1,000,000. Yet if we are to believe the wiseacres who are trying to de lude themselves, reasoning from similar premises noth ing was definitely decided by Lincoln's election. In the campaign of this year Wilson polled 6,158,478 votes to i 7,304,568 polled by Taft and Roosevelt. Wilson polled a larger percentage of the vote than did Lincoln, yet we find newspapers ! which ought to be intelligent informing their readers that [ there is no clearness in the mandate, that nobody can say wheth er the verdict is for or against protection or for or against any < particular trust or currency proposal. 1 Nobody after the election of 1860 could say that the popu lar mandate was for or against any particular method of deal- ( ing with the slavery question; yet both the North and the South knew beyond a doubt that slavery had been definitely disap proved. The meaning of Wilson's election is just as plain as 1 the meaning of Lincoln's election. Privilege, plutocracy and pri- j vate partnerships with the government have been voted do.wn. MR. WILSON IS SIZING UP TIMBER. WHAT is this that Uncle Woodrow Wilson says concerning , a "political" and a "personal" Cabinet? We assume that t the statement accredited to him has created consternation in r many a Democratic bosom since it found its way into print. Yet his language is plain, but whether his smile was childlike and bland when he said it has not been chronicled. He says that he is debating whether he shall have a cabinet constructed of pure ly political material or a personal cabinet made up of men whose C fitness for the different position is known to him, and upon whose judgment he would like to lean. I I CHARICK I. I 11?I I I II 11nI I I I I I I I I I I The statement is concrete, but it involves abstract ques- I tions. Mr. Wilson evidently has in mind whether he shall listen to the demands of political geography and exigency or select men for cabinet positions wherever he may find them. Mr. Cleveland went outside of his own party to find a Sec retary of State for his second cabinet and Mr. Taft had one Democrat in his cabinet for a time, and still has one that form erly gave his allegiance to that party. But these selections were rather those of geography and expediency than of personal choice. Mr. Wilson is not going outside of the party preserves to pick a cabinet, but he will be likely to consult his owndesires rather than the demands of political exigencies. So long as he does not gather about him a "kitchen cabi net" the country probably will be safe. President Taft says that he will not name a successor to Ambassador Reid. He seems to have seen the futility of elev enth hour appointments in the teeth of a saintly?and exceed ingly hungry?Democracy. When Greek meets Turk, then comes the tug of war. CARELESSNESS CAUSES RAILROAD WRECKS WASHINGTON. Dec. 17.?The In terstate Commerce Commission in its annual report which has been. sub mitted to Congress, holds that care lessness Is the cause of most of the railroad wrecks of the country. GOVERNOR HUNT OPPOSES HANGING PHOENIX, Ariz.. Dec. 17.?Gover nor George W. P. Hunt has refused to permit executions in the state pen itentiary, on teh request of three Counties of the State which have crim inals awaiting hanging. As a result of the governor's stand Judge Sloan of this County sentenced John B. Gor don, convicted of murder, to be hanged at Globe, on March 14. HIS IDEAS OF THE COLONEL Little Tom Kendrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Kendrick, surprised his parents the other evening by pro ducing a pencil drawing of Colonel Roosevelt, true to life, including eye glasses and teeth?but Tom clothed the Colonel in skirts. INFORMER WEBBER GOES TO CHINA. NEW YORK. Dec. 17. ? Brldgio Webber, the informer in the Rosen thal cases, and his wife have sailed for China by way of Havana, Buenos Ayres and Valparaiso. Webber was second in importance only to Jack Rose in the conviction of Police Lieu tenant Becker and the four gunmen in the murder of Herman Rosenthal last July. Webber declared that he did not expect to stay in China. "All I want is to get away for a wihle," he said. SAN DOMINGO AGAIN CHANGES PRESIDENT. SAN DOMINGO. Dec. 17. ? Arch bishop Nouel, who a few days ago was elected president of the San Do mingo republic, has resigned. The isl and republic is being watched by a United States warship to prevent the renewal of disorder. VALDEZ WOMAN HAS MENTAL BREAKDOWN. Mrs. E. F. German, wife of Dr. German a Valdez dentist, was a pas senger on the Mariposa for the Morningside, Ore., sanitarium, which she has been committed for treatment. Mrs. German has been afflicted for some year with a goitre and this to gether with a worry over her illness culminated in a mental breakdown, which is believed, however, to be enly temporary. Mrs. German was accompanied by Mrs. Fred Brown and Mrs. J. S. Graham, of Valdez, Deputy Marshal Sullivan and Norman Mer chant. Diamonds, always a wise Invest ment, are unusually bo at this time. Dure are imported under auspices so 'avorable as to enable us to offer rou better values than we believe you'll obtain elsewhere. L J. SHARRICK. Christmas flowers?carnation, holly, riolets, chrysanthemums?at the Win er & Pond Store. Place your order low. tf. Winter demands warm furs. W. H. < 7ASE has them in sets for Christmas. < < < Now is the time to buy holly at J lOLDSTEIN'S. . ??? < < Job Printing at The Empire Office. ^ The Empire 1 ???????? 1 for < I Job Printing! ?- i Good Stock 1 i Plus Modem Plant Plus Printers that Know Equal Unexcelled Printing MAIN STREET Phone 3-7-4 } Professional Cards ? R. W. JENNINGS ATTORN EY-AT-LAW Lewla Building, Juneau Z. R. CHENEY ATTORN EY-AT-LAW = ? ? Lewis Building, Juneau Gunnison & Marshall ATTORN EY8-AT-L AW !! Decker Building Juneau Alaska H. P. CROWTHER U. 8. Deputy 8urveyor *' U. S. Mineral Surveyor Office?Lewis Block ? Juneau 4 I N. WATANABE DENTI8T Office Over Purity Pharmacy Juneau .... Alaska C. F. CHEEK THE TAXIDERMIST THAT KNOWS Game Heads, Fish and Birds Mounted. SKINS AND FURS TANNED Rug Work a Specialty Prices Reasonable The United States of America, . District of Alaska. WHEREAS, on the 13th day of De- ; comber, 1912, B. B. Metz and P. M. Fisk filed a libel in the District Court ' of the United States for the District of Alaska, against the launch "Murrc let" her boats, tackles, apparel and J furniture, In a cause of wages Civil md Maritime. AND WHEREAS, by virtue of pro cess in due form of law, to me di rected, returnable on the 13th day of January, 1913, I have seized and tak n the Bald launch "Murrelet" and have , ter In my custody. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that i District Court will be held in the United States Court Room in the City of Juneau, on tho 13th day of January, . 1913, for the trial of said premises, ind the owner or owners, and all per sons who may have or claim any In terest, are hereby cited to bo and ap pear at the time and place aforesaid, X) show cause, if any they have, why i final decree should not pass as grayed. H. L. FAULKNER, U. S. Marshal. Shackleford & BayleBs, proctors for lbellants. First date of publication Dec. 13, ast date, Jan. L 1913. The Juneau Steamship Co. U. S. Mail Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route?Leaves , Juneau for Hoonah, Gypsum, 7 Tcnakee, Klllisnoo and Sitka? I 8:00 a. m., Nov. 5, 11, 17, 23, 29, Dec. 6, 11, 17, 23, 29. Jan. 4, 10, 16, 22, 28. Feb. 3, 9, 15, 21, 27, !! March 5. 11, 17, 23 and 29. j Leaves Juneau for Funter and ; | Chatham, 8:00 a. m.?Nov. 17, J 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 ???????????????????????????? HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. j The Alnrku Flyer : S. S. HUMBOLDT I The Aleak* Flyer NORTHBOUND DEC 19 SOUTHBOUND DEC. 21 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Ofllco, 71G Second Ave. GEO. BUREORD. Agent ?1-H-l 1111 I"1"H 1 1 111 111 111 1 111 1 111 1 1 1 M 111 Ml 1 1 1 1 11 1 1"H ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. j STEAMERS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN. VVRANGEL, PETERS- t BURG, DOUGLAS, JUNNEAU, HAINES AND SKAGWAY I STEAMSHIP DOLPHIN $ NORTH DEC. 14 ? SOUTH DEC. 15. | Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Through .| tlckets to San Francisco. ? ELMER E. SMITH, Douglas Agt. WILLIS E. NOWELL, Agt. T ?H-H-l 111 III 111 1 I 1"1"1 M 1111 l-l-l-l 1 1 I 111 111 HI HI 1 MI 111 f NORTHLAND STEAMSHIP COMPANY I 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., Pier 4, Seattle. SOWERBY & BELL, Juneau JOHN HENSON & CO., Douglas CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastService Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpnon. Prince Rupert. Su-anaon, Alert Boy. Vancouver Victoria and Scuttle PRINCESS MAY DEC. 19 Front and Scwnrd Sta. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE j. t. spickett. ast. sh h t+i w-h m iit 111 hi i hi i 11 i 111 n 1111 i 11 i 11111 h i ALASKA COAST CO. f For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, ? ? Seldovia?SAILS FROM JUNEAU II S. S. YUKON DEC. 21 X SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA !! connecting at Seattle for San Francisco and Southern California ports 11 S. S. YUKON .... DEC. 13 ?> Right Is reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notice. For further information apply to S. H. Ewing, Juneau Agent. ALASKA COAST COMPANY, Seattle ;; ?I I I I I I I I I I I I||1|I|I||||I I I I I I I I I I I II 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 Doufrlait and Treadwell "?8:00 a. m. 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. 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 ?8730 a . m7 9:30 a. m. 12:05 p. m. 1:45 p. tn. 3:30 p. m. 5:30 p. m. 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. 5:10 p. m. i From Juneau for Sheep Crock i Saturday Night Only 1 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 Junca a at 8 a. m. in omitted | OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX J Restaurant in Connection Established 1881 European Plan !! COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME I! FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS. Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA + ?: i; 11: i m 1111 m i i 11 m i! 11 m i i i1 m m m 111 m m m UNION IRON WORKS Machine Shop and Foundry Gas Engines and Mill Castings Agents Union Gas Engine and Regal Gas Engine ALASKA MEAT COMPANY John Rock. Mgr. Wholesale and Retail Butchers Manufacturers of all Kinds of Sausages Our Hams and Bacon Are Home-Smoked We Are Headquarters for DRY GOODS, CLOTHING BOOTS AND SHOES, FURNISHINGS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA-TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.