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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG Enteral as second-class matter November 7. 1912 at the poatofllce at Ju neau, Alaska, under the Act or March 3. 1S7U. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Oce year, by mail $10.00 Six months, by mail 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU. ALASKA. DECEMBER 24. 1912. A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the people of Alaska and the world beside. TRIAL OF LIQUOR-TO-INDIANS CASES. THE time that is taken up in the District Court for this judic ial division in the trial of cases involving the illegal sale. or gift, of liquor to Indians calls for some comment. The court has been in session since Dec. 9, and nearly till its time has been devoted to the trial of these cases, and the end is not yet. The trial of more important criminal cases has been retarded and a most unsatisfactory condition has, necessarily, been cre ated. The court, of course, is not to* blame, but manifestly there is something radically wrong in the law relating to the selling of liquor to natives, or in its operation, or both. Under present conditions the cost entailed by the trial of these cases is extremely heavy, while the results achieved are not commensurate with the expenditures that must be made. The law probably is inadequate rather than its administra tion and, it seems to The Empire, calls for radical changes if the illicit and nefarious traffic in liquor-to-Indians is to b con trolled. There surely is someway to be found by which this can accomplished, and it should be sought out and set in op eration. The conditions now existing art fast becoming farcial. It is astonishing what mischief those pesky Yaquis can cut up. They are worse than a Mexican bandit. And that's going some. THE PANAMA-PACIFIC EXPOSITION THE plans for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition which will be held at San Francisco in 1915, have been com pleted. They are the most elaborate, we are told, of any plans that have ever been prepared for a world exposition. And we can well believe it for the city of the Golden Gate never does anything by halves. The 1915 exposition has been well financed, and by San Francisco and the State of California alone. The Congress of the United States has not been asked for a penny to aid what will be undoubtedly the greatest event of the kind that has ever been known. This exposition representing, as it will, the opening of the great American waterway to the commerce of all nations, is of more than ordinary importance as these world-events go. The great Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 was history com memorating, and history-making. The World's Fair at St. Louis in 1904, celebrated another epoch-marking event in American history?the opening up of the mighty West to American prog ress and civilization, by the intrepid explorers, Lewis and Clark. The Panama-Pacific Exposition marks another of equal im portance?the connecting of the two great oceans by a com mercial canal, that must, in the very nature of things, be an immense factor in the development of our trade and commerce, and its more complete extension to all parts of he globe. The San Francisco Exposition will bring people together from the four corners of the earth, and a goodly number will tour the Pacific Coast, and will come to Alaska to see the coun try and admire the grandeur of nature as typified by its moun tains, rivers, valleys and glaciers It will will also usher in a marvelous era of development for the entire Pacific Coast region in which Alaska is bound to share. For, as has been frequently pointed out by The Empire, we believe that the winter of Alas ka's discontent is about to pass?forever, it is hoped. Bomb-throwing is not a matter of geography or tempera ment it would seem. It is born of the natural cussedness of mankind. 'The Surgeon's Peril," is a newspaper heading. But what about the patient's? "IMPROVING" THE SCRIPTURES. THE Baptists are charged in some quarters with still believing "in a personal devil in this day and generation." This in ference seems to have been forced upon the minds of some by the alteration of the Lord's Prayer in the "improved" Bible recently issued by the American Baptist Bible Society in which "deliver us from the evil one" is substituted for the time-hon ored "deliver us from evil." A comparison of the Commandments as they appear in the King James version and in the amended Baptist version in dicate, says a critic, the extent to which the revisers have im proved on the greatest English translators and "eliminated an tiquated language." "Graven image" gives way to "carved image," the "Lord thy God" to "Jehovah thy God," and in place of "visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me," the re vision has "visiting the iniquity of fathers upon sons upon the third generation and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me." The exemption of daughters is noted. Other "improve ments" are visible in the substitution of the "underworld" for "hell," and in the change of "loveth" and "leadeth" to "loves" and "leads." Certainly the revisers have not improved the language of the Bible, whatever they may have done for its sense. But granting that the corrections alford a slight additional "lucidity of expression" do they not subtract from the sacred text some thing of much more account than lucidity?the poetic beauty of an archaic diction dear to all lovers of the Scriptures ? We would like to know anyway why it is assumed that the Bible needs to be periodically "brought up to date," like a dictionary or an almanac? "Graven" and "leadeth" and "loveth" j may be obsolete in daily speech, but as Matthew Arnold said of "the trumpet spake not to the armed throng," they are not ob solete for poetry and should not be for Bibical prose which often transcends poetry. Mr. Barnette must carry a rabbit's foot, caught in a grave yard, at midnight, during the wane of the moon. Looks now as if we might have a white Christmas after all. : f I I CHARICK J.J. J *>%*,, I "THE GOOD OLD DAYS" WERE LARGELY A DELUSION There is not so much doluslon about the good old times there once was. People nowadays are coming to have a realization that with all our drawbacks we get on very well. How well is told in on article in a recent magazine. It makes reference to the Ttanlc disaster with its numberless cases of heroiBin to show that the qual ty of courage and sacrifice has not weakened in the present day, com pare it as we will. But as to mater ial matters, Green's history of the English people speaks of the trusts of the day of Charles I. Wine, soap, salt, and almost every article of do mestic consumption were in the hands] of monoplies, and prices were out of all proportion to the profit gained by the crown. In our country, as late as 1852, history tells us of election frauds in New York that today could not be duplicated. There was fight ing at the polls and stealing of the ballot boxes. "Whigs, boys, and pau per. voted and the pollco dared not interfere. In 1776 one-sixth of the people were slaves, poor blacks, who were bought, sold, mortgaged, and flogged. Many whites under the names of redemp tioners and indentured servants were limited in civil rights and bound to service. New Hampshire limted suf frage to ProteBtant taxpayers, South Carolina to free white men with a free hold of fifty acres. The governor of the state had to be worth 10,000 pounds, which was comparable in val ue to about a million today. McMas ter, in his hstory, says filibustering, gerrymanderng. stealing governor ships, using force at the polls, distrib uting patronage, and all forms of fraud and political tricks were used. There was imprisonment for debt A thief was branded vwith a "T," 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 Christmas. ??? A complete line of tobacco Jars and pipe racks at BURFORDS. SPECIAL SALE 011 all CURIOS un til January first, at W. H. CASE. The stock of diamond goods, now on display at Valentine's Store in Ju neau. is something that you would not expect to see in this far North ern country. He has them in any quantity, size or price, and in all styles of mountings. ??? It is a privilege to show my beau tiful holiday goods, and you will oblige me by considering this a per sonal invitation to call and inspect my new and extensive line of Christ mas goods. E. VALENTINE, Juneau For "his" Christmas present, a box of cigars from BURFORD'S burglars were branded, ears wore cut off as a punishment for "dishonest cooks" and "careless flBh dressers" In Virginia. The pillory was in gen eral use. There were twenty crimes for which a man was hanged n Penn sylvania; in Virginia twonty-soven. The law fell with special severity on the unrepresented and voiceless. A pauper and hlB wifo and children had to wear tho letter "P" on their cloth ing. The comforts of life were few. Now York had no paved streets until 1750, and Philadelphia long after that was known as "filthy dirty," even for that time. Goats and pigs wandered in her streets as late as 1840. Except for the rich the houses were small, families wero large and In almost all houses trades and manufactures were carried on. So the conditions of life may be imagined. There were only two small hospitals in the whole country until after tho revolution. Sur geons were few, and In case of acci dent a neighbor cut off a crushed limb with a carpenter's knife and stanched the blood by searing with redhot irons. There was a perjudice every where againBt fresh air, and all hous es were tightly closed. Heavy drink ing was universal?as much so among the clergy as the laity. A Hartford clergyman supplemented his slender salary by running a distil lery. So the conclusion is that nei ther in the heroic virtues nor in other ways were the "gold old times" any thing to which we should like to re turn. They held the seeds of mod ern progress, but the world today is a much better place to live in than it was a century ago, and this is es pecially true as to the man of little income or influence. TO LET?Two furnished rooms, with bath. Inquire Osborne House, 48 Franklin street Carve your Christmas Turkey with an OLD IVORY CARVINQ SET, mounted in SILVER, 20% DISCOUNT at W. H. CHASE. 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. ??? Whatever your needs, come in and let me show you a variety of beau tiful presents that will at once ap peal to you as "Just the thing." Val entine's Store has genuine now at tractions for Christmas. ??? High grade cut glass that will please particular people; water, wine and whiskey sets; beer bowls, sugar and creams, footed comforts, oil and vine gar bottles, cigar and tobacco jars. I. J. Sharick has the best lines of goods suitable for Christmas. Call and make selections while the stock is full. The Mariposa leaves tonight on a special trip arriving at Juneau the day before Christmas. The princi pal part of her cargo is cut flowers for the Winter & Pond Store. ??? The United States of America, District of Alaska. WHEREAS, on the 13th day of De- I comber, 1912, B. B. Metz and F. M. < Flak filed a libel in the District Court j of the United States for the District of Alaska, against the launch "Murre- ? let" her boats, tackles, apparel and j furniture, in a cause of wages Civil ! and 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, 1 have seized and tak- j n the said launch "Murrelet" and have ! her In my custody. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ' a District Court will bo held in the 1 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 llbellants. First date of publication Dec. 13, last date, Jan. 1. 1913. The Juneau Steamship Co. U. S. Mail Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route ? Leaves Juneau for Hoonah. Gypsum, [ Tenakee, Kllllsnoo and Sitka? 8:00 a. m., Nov. 6, 11. 17, 23, 29, Dec. 5, 11, 17. 23, 29, Jan. 4, 10, 16. 22, 28, Feb. 3. 9, 15, 21, 27, I March 5. 11, 17, 23 and 29. Leaves Juneau for Funter and | Chatham, 8:00 a. m.?Nov. 17, I Dec. 11, Jan. 4, 28, Feb. 21, 4 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 The Empire for Job Printing Good Stock Plus Modern Plant Plus Printers that Know Equal Unexcelled Printing MAIN STREET Phone 3-7-4 ^ = ?? Professional Cards R. W. JENNINGS ATTORN EY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Z. R. CHENEY ? ATTORNEY-AT-LAW - Lewis Building, Juneau Gunnison & Marshall ATTORN EY8-AT-LAW ! Decker Building Juneau Alaska H. P. CROWTHER : U. 8. Deputy Surveyor | U. 8. Mineral Surveyor Office?Lewis Block ? Juneau *1 I N. WATANABE DENTIST Office Over Purity Pharmacy Juneau .... Alaska C. F. CHEEK THE TAXIDERMIST THAT KNOWS 1 Game Heads, Fish and Birds Mounted. SKIN8 AND FURS TANNED Rug Work a Specialty Prices Reasonable HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. Tho Alaaka Flyer I S. S. HUMBOLDT I The A!iuka Flyer NORTHBOUND JAN. 2 SOUTHBOUND JAN. 3 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Ofllce, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. STEAMERS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN, WRANGEL, PETERS- " BURG, DOUGLAS, JUNNEAU, HAINES AND SKAGWAY !! MARIPOSA Northbound . Dec. 23. 8outhbound Dec. 30 NORTHWESTERN Southbound Dec. 22 " DOLPHIN Northbound ... Dec. 26. Southbound Dec. 27 jj Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Through !. tickets to San Francisco. jj ELMEP E. SMITH, Douglas Agt. WILLIS E. NOWELL, Agt. " ? I 1111 H I-H ?!! Ill III I 1 11 III 111 III III HI I III I 111 II III II 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., Pier 4, Seattle. SOWERBY & BELL, Juneau JOHN HENSON A CO., Douglas CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastService Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpiion. Prince Rupert, Swnn.vm, Alert Bay. Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY .' JAN. 2 Front and Seward Sta. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE j. t. spickett. ast 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 I I I i ALASKA COAST CO. ij For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, ? ? I Seldovla?SAILS FROM JUNEAU !! ! S. S. YUKON - - DEC. 27 ! ! SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA !! | connecting at Seattle for San Francisco and Southern California ports j \ ? S. S. YUKON DEC. 13 ; ; 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 j; II I I I I M 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 I I II I I 11 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 foi Douglas and Trcadwoll "?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. ra. 9:00 p. m. 11:00 p. m. ? Lv. Tread well for Junoau "?8725 a7m7 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. Leaven Douxltu for i 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. 8:30 p. m. 9:30 p. m. 11:30 p. m. Loaves Juneau daily for Sheep Creek 11:00 a. m. 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. rn. 5:10 pLm. From Junc?u for Sheep Creek Saturday Night On!y 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 ox above, except trip leaving Juneau at 8 a. m. is omitted | H-H-H-I M 'I I 111 I I 1 I M !? M"H !? I III 111 III 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 I 1 I 11 111 I I' OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX J r Restaurant In Connection Established 1881 European Plan I. r COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME " P FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS, Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA J -m i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i 1111111 m m m 11 m m m m m n UNION IRON WORKS Machine Shop and Foundry Gas Engines and Mill Castings Agents Union Gas Engine and Regal Gas Engine AT. ASK A MR AT TOMPANY John Reck. M~ 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.