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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. 3-7-1 Entered as second-class matter November 7, 1912 at the po8tolflce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: G*e year, by matl $10.00 Six months, by mall 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU. ALASKA. DECEMBER 31. 1912. RING OUT THE OLD, RING IN THE NEW; RING HAPPY BELLS ACROSS THE SNOW; THE YEAR IS GOING, LET HIM GO; RING OUT THE FALSE, RING IN THE TRUE. THE OLD YEAR AND THE NEW. THE OLD YEAR, with its joys and sorrows, hope, trials, trib ulations, achievements and disappointments, will, within a few hours, have run its course, and the New Year will have been ushered in. Whatever the old year may have brought us, most of the human family have met and faced with such courage and fortitude as could be mustered; or received it with joy and gratitude. And so it will be with the years that the tomorrows will bring. The most of us will meet them and face them, if we are still on the acting side of Eternity, as we have met and faced them before. We will bear the sorrows and the troubles and share the joys and cherish the successes, the personal achieve ments of our own and those of our friends, forgetting we hope the evil that men do. The world, we must remember, has made marvelous strides even since the present century began; and the year that is about to be laid away with so many thousands of other years, has been one of notable progress and marked achievement along many lines of human activity. And our own country has kept in the forefront of the progressive procession. We were blessed with the greatest crops of our history and our exports to foreign lands exceeded all previous records. The nation has been pros perous to an exceeding degree. We have had neither famine, pes tilence nor the sword to dismay us. We are at peace with the world, and have maintained the respect of the nations. The Pres dent of the United States has been a leading factor in the pro mulgation of the doctrine of universal peace and though not successful in some of his work for the spread of the arbitration principle between our country and others, the seed he has sown has not fallen upon unprofitable ground, but will bear fruit in due season. Two wars has the departing year seen?that between Tur key and Italy, which ended only for another more far-reaching in its effects to begin. In this latest war, between the Balkan States and Turkey?its fullest horrors have been witnessed, and while negotiations for peace are now in progress it would seem as though the end was not yet. It is hoped, however, that so ?: may be speedily reached, despite an outlook that is still ominous. Politically, in the United States, November brought a peace ful revolution, and a historic party that had been firmly en trenched has given way to another equally historic, and which for the next four years will control the destinies of the nation. Naturally the coming change arouses much interest, but in any event, it is safe to say that the country will still maintain the commanding position it now occupies commercially and indus trially, and that social and economic questions that have arisen will find a solution that will add to the prestige of the country and to the increased prosperity of all the people. Alaska has made some progress during the past year not withstanding the handicaps with which it has been burdened. The territory is developing slowly along sound economical lines, and with a more liberal policy, which it is confidently expected the incoming Administration will adopt toward it, an era of substantial development will be witnessed. The outlook is hope ful and a spirit of optimism which augurs well for Alaska's fu ture is apparent in every section of this vast commonwealth. Where a people have faith in their country, when they have knowledge of the resources that a bountiful nature has be stowed upon it, there is little time or room for the cultivation of the spirit of pessimism. And this is the case of Alaska. It is a country of bounteous promise and Alaskans know it, and the knowledge that it is such is spreading to the four corners of the earth. The Daily Empire shares this spirit of optimism and al truism that is finding expression everywhere all over Alaska's great expanse, and to its readers, its friends, to all, in Alaska and the world beyond, it wishes A Happy and Prosperous New Year. New York will celebrate the advent of the New Year, with a strike of 125,000 workers?mostly women. There will be some thing more than usual doing in "little old New York" on New Year's Day. The L. 0. 0. M. and the "Cyanide Boys" and their guests will dance the old year out and the New Year in?on opposite sides of the channel. But let it be "hands across the sea," just the same. THE PROPOSED LEASE OF THE CITY DOCK WITHOUT being fullyinformed as to all the merits of the case, The Empire believes that the City Council should carefully weigh the proposed contract with the Alaska Steamship Company for supplying the City with coal for a per iod of five years, with the proviso that the steamship company shall discharge and receive all its freight at the Municipal dock. It is a lengthy period in these quick-changing times. The town promises to grow, and the Juneau waterfront is not so exten sive that there need be fear of rival docks being built to decrease the revenue obtained from the City dock. In fact it looks now, with the development under way, togeth er with other projects that are contemplated, that freight traf fic will increase so rapidly and heavily that all the dockage room that is available will be brought into use. The City dock, we take it, has been an excellent investment for the town, and it would seem to be the part of wisdom to increase its usefulness to the public at large, by keeping it strict ly independent and open to any and all transportation compan I I CHARICK j | /| JEWELER ^ and OPTICIAN ( I I I II 1 I I IHI I I I I I I I I I B I I ies that may need it. Trade and commerce should be encour aged, and as few handicaps placed upon it as possible. Within less than five years,?much less it is to be hoped? the coal will come from the coal mines of Bering river and Mat anuska and the miserable foreign imitation that we are now using we shall know no more forever. We assume that the City Council knows conditions here ob taining, and this is not written in a spirit of criticism, of any of the parties in interest, but merely to suggest that it is a matter of prime importance to the community, and well worthy of care ful consideration from its different angles. If you make the promise you will probably break it?but make it anyway. There's good even in the making of the right | kind of a resolution. And don't forget tomorrow to write it "1913." STAMPEDING NOW FROM ATLIN A real old-fashioned stampede Is on, according to James A. Hildebraud, who is located on the headwaters of the Stlkine river, from Southern Yu-j kon and Northern British Columbia > points to a new discovery on Silver creek. Mr. Hildebrnnd arrived in Juneau on the Georcia yesterday enroute from the Stlkine country, via Atlln, to the Outside. To The Empire Mr. Hildebrand stated that the new discovery was on Silver creek, which Is a stream flow ing into the south end of Teslin lake | and distant from Atlin about 100 miles in a southeasterly direction. The dis covery was made by an Indian, Jud son Ward, who has put in several years at placer mining. This Indian says he is not sure If the gold is plentiful enough to pay for the work ing of the ground or not, but he thinks It is. He brought out about $40 In coarse gold, some of the pieces weigh ing 25 cents. The first stampeders having re turned to Atiin and recorded their claims have gone back to the dis covery. There have been eight stam peders out of Atlin for the new strike some of whom have gone prepared to; stay the winter through and give the i ground a thorough prospecting. All told, perhaps 60 men have visited the country since the reported discovery last September. There would have been many others now on the way there, if dogs were to be had. It is absolutely necessary to have a dog team in order to reach the new diggings which are said to bo ?he most inaccessible in British Co lumbia. The stream on which the dis covery is made flows into the south end of Teslln lake, as before men tioned, and heads up near Lake Tew ey. This would place the discovery on the edge of the district made fam ous by old Cassair placer miners. Mr. Hildebraud says that he has been within 40 miles of the reported discovery while on a surveying trip and that the place can be reached by three routes leading out of Atlin. Snowshoes and dogs cannot be bought in Atlin. It Is thought that this creek as well as many others close by form the great placer field that was de serted by the old Cassair miners 40 years ago on account of the excessive cost of getting supplies into the coun try. Hildebrand Is an old timer in the count.'y and believeB that the dis covery is of real Importance. Every thing that will please a smok er may be found at BURFORD'S. For Sale. A $125.00 National cash register, good as new, for sale, cheap. See Denny Orfanos, Douglas. The United States of America, District of Alaska. WHEREAS, on the 13th day of De cember, 1912, B. B. Metz and F. M. Fisk filed a libel In the District Court of the United States for the District of Alaska, against the launch "Murre let" her boats, tackles, apparel and 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, I have seized and tak n the said launch "Murrelet" and have her in my custody. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a District Court will be held 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 paBs as prayed. H. L. FAULKNER. U. S. Marshal. Shackleford & Bayless, proctors for llbellants. First date of publication Dec. 13, last date, Jan. 1. 1913. FEMMER & RITTER See this Arm for all kinds of dray ing and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. Coal delivered promptly. Femmer & Rlt ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone 314. Residence phonos 402 or 403. ??? HOLLYWOOD ART PRINTS, latest styles in PICTURE MOULDINGS. FRAMES, made-to-order at W. H. CASE. Phono your want ads to The Dally Empire, phone 3-7-4. Hot chill beans all the time at Lockie McKlnnon's Mayflower. tf : ===^=== C. F. CHEEK THE TAXIDERMIST THAT KNOWS Game Heads, Fish and Birds Mounted. SKINS AND FURS TANNED Rug Work a Specialty Prices Reasonable The Juneau Steamship Co. U. S. Mail Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route?Leaves Juneau for Hoonah, Gypsum, Tenakoe, Killlsnoo and Sitka? 8:00 a. ra., 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 ? Loaves 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. 16. 21. 27. Returning leaves Skagway the following day at 8:00 a. m. WILLIS E. NOWELL, MANAGER Professional Cards R. W. JENNINGS ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Z. R. CHENEY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Gunnison & Marshall ATTORN EYS-AT-LAW Decker Building Juneau Alaska H. P. CROWTHER U. S. Deputy Surveyor U. S. Mineral Surveyor Office ? Lewis Block ? Juneau N. WATANABE DENTIST Office Over Purity Pharmacy Juneau .... Alaska The Empire for | Job Printing Good Stock Plus Modern Plant Plus Printers that Know Equal Unexcelled Printing MAIN STREET Phone 3-7-4 HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. Tho Alaska Flyer S. S. HUMBOLDT I The Alaska Flyer NORTHBOUND JAN. 2 SOUTHBOUND JAN. 3 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Soattlo Office, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent -h-h-h-h-k 11111 m m m 111 m m m 11 m 11 m 111 m i ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. - STEAMERS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN, WRANGEL, PETERS- ?? :: BTJRG, DOUGLAS, JUNNEAU, HAINES AND SKAGWAY !! " MARIP08A Northbound . Dec. 23. Southbound Dec. 30 )* ;; NORTHWESTERN Southbound Dec. 22 " ;; DOLPHIN Northbound ... Dec. 26. Southbound .* Dec. 27 " Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Through tickets to San Francisco. " " elmer E. SMITH, Douglas Agt. WILLIS E. NOWELL, Agt. " ' Wh-h i i hi m i m i m m i i m m i m m m I in i i i i "NORTHLAND STEAMSHIP COMPANY | Operating S. S. ALKI and S. S. NORTHLAND S. S. ALKI, South, DEC. 30 First Class Fare to Seattle $10.00 Second Class Fare to Seattle $12.00 H. C. BRADFORD, Mgr., Pier 4, Seattle. SOWERBY A BELL, Juneau JOHN HENSON A CO., Douglas CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastService Sallincr from Juneau for Port Simpiion. Prince Rupert, Swanaon, Alert Bay, Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY JAN. 2 Front and Seward SU. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. T. SPICKETT. A*t -frW-W-M i I t I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 1 I I I II II II It I I I I I I I I I I j! ALASKA COAST CO. I! For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdcz, Latouche, Seward, ? > I Seldovla?SAILS FROM JUNEAU !! !l S. S. YUKON DEC. 27 !! SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA 11 connecting at Seattle for San Francisco and Southern California ports \ \ ? ? ' S. S. YUKON . " . . . JAN. 15 ? ? ;; 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 ; ; 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 I I I I I I I I I I I FERRY TIME SCHEDULE I JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau for 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. m. 9:00 p. m. 11:00 p. m. I Lv. Trend- j well for Juneau ?8 : 26 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. ra. 11:25 p. in. Leaves 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. 8:30 p. m. 9:30 p. m. 11:30 p. m. Leaves Juneau dally for Sheep Creek 11:00 a. m. 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. 5:10 p. m. From Juneau lor Sheep Creek Saturday Nijrht Only I 11:00 p. m. for Juneau Returning Leaves Sheep Creek 11:40 p. m. Leaves Treadwell 11:46 p. m. Leaves Douglas 11:50 p. m. Sundny SchMi.1- same .' nl>ovi?. <-xcopt trip leaving Juneao at 8 ft. m. It ?I-H-H-H-H I I 1 I 1 I I I 11 I I I I 1- l-l-l- MlilllllllllllUlllllll !"?? OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX | || Restaurant In Connection Established 1881 European Plan || || COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME II - FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS, Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA ?!??!? I I I III M !? !? 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