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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. .'1-7-1 Entered as second-class matter November 7. 11)12 at the postotlice at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Oi>e year, by mail $10.00 Six months, by mall 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU. ALASKA. THURSDAY. JANUARY. 2. 1913 A GOOD WAY TO BEGIN THE NEW YEAR. A COMMUNITY'S troubles are largely of its own making. | A community's quarrels are largely of their own seeking. Discord, in families, in towns or cities never has resulted in the past but in the breeding of disaster to all concerned in them. The contentious spirit, when it enters into the life of fam ily or community, bodes evil to all and good to none. Discord, wherever it is found is an ugly acquaintance, whether met in the church, in political or commercial life, or anywhere else. It has never accomplished anything that makes for the human uplift, and it never will. The life, the very existence of any aggrega tion of people depend upon unity of purpose, and this cannot be had when a community is divided against itself. There is a marked tendency nowadays for the people of progressive towns and cities to quit "knocking" and pull together, on the broad, general principle that the injury of one is the concern of all. Thus Seattle a year or more ago publicly burned the civic "hammer" and the people concluded to pull together. Even the newspapers quit their bickerings, after having satisfied them selves that newspaper caviling of each other is of no interest or benefit, but in fact a detriment to public welfare. Recently, too, in San Francisco, "Mr. Buncombe K. Ham mer" was publicly burned at at Lotta's fountain, on Market street, and the citizens resolved to get more closely together, sink their personal differences and animosities, forget their sel- j fish aims and purposes and work for the common good. Earnest men in Juneau are endeavoring to bring about aj similar condition of affairs. They realize that this is an oppor tune time to forget past differences and inaugurate a reign of harmony. No sound argument can be advanced against it. Ju-; neau is entering upon a new and prosperous era. and if it shall bear the fullest fruit, all factional and personal differences must fade into the limbo of exploded shibboleths. The criminal emigrant to America is not much interested in the Literacy-Test bill. It is the industrious poor that will be most affected. ALASKA'S ABSURD GAME LAW. IN HIS report upon the Alaska game law, and its operation, Governor Clark covers the subject very thoroughly. Its in equalities are pointed out and the suggestion made that the territorial legislature should be empowered to deal with this im portant question is timely. The Empire believes that the ter ritorial legislature is the only competent body to deal with the Alaska game laws; and we wouid extend its powers so as to embrace all fur-bearing animals, including the fur seal. The latter, however, bears an international aspect and objection might arise to the Alaska legislature being given the control of the subject. The Congress' knowledge of Alaska and Alaska conditions has never been extensive, and its ignorance in this respect has never been more fully shown than in the absurd game laws made for this territory. A satisfactory solution can only be had when a general game law is passed by the Alaska legislature. The men who make up that body come from the four divisions of the territory, and a law that will meet conditions in each could easily be for mulated. It is a matter for regret that the powers of the territorial legislature were so circumscribed in the act which created it; and in no instance is this fact better exemplified than in the matter of the control of the game by the local legislature. For that body has first hand information, while that of the Congress is largely hearsay or hypothetical. It is a condition, however, not a theory, by which we are confronted, and the territorial legislature may memorialize if it cannot enact. And in the pro cess of time its powers may be enlarged to such an extent that it may become useful, whereas under existing restrictions, it cannot accomplish work that is of urgent importance. The "crisis" has been again reached in the London peace conference. The crisis is .always in stock, apparently. It also seems to be a sort of cousin-german to the ultimatum. PASSING IT UP TO THE GOVERNMENT. ? N ALASKA it is a crime to manufacture, sell or give away in 1 toxicants to Indians. In the various prohibition States it is equally a crime, race, color or previous condition, not being excepted. In the prohibition States it is a crime to have liquor in the house. It is a crime for a traveler passing through dry territory to take a drink from a pocket flask. Because some of these offenses happen in the dry States every day, those who are more intent upon regulating the habits of the people than upon enforcing the law, want Congress by the exercise of its great powers to come to their assistance. They want federal law prohibiting interstate shipments in such cases. They want the Nation to make their State laws effective. They want to say what their neighbors shall and shall not drink, and they would like to turn the whole matter over to the United States Government for administration. The right of a State to outlaw commodities and practices elsewhere perfectly lawful must be conceded, but the responsi bility for the execution of the policy is its own. If most of its people offend and its jails are not commodious enough to ac commodate them, there is the best evidence that public opinion is either hostile or hypocritical. In any event there are excellent reasons why the central Government should not exercise a tyr anny over the people. . Government by injunction not to be commended, but gov ernment by dynamite is unspeakable. UCHARICK _ ? J JEWELER ? and OPTICIAN 1111 i i n 1111 h 11 ii 11118?i NEW YEAR'S EVE IN NEW YORK. NEW Year's Eve has passed and so has New Year's day, and this leads us to remark that of all the sorry delusions that flour ish under the name of "rejoicing" and its outraged syno nyms, that of New York's "revelry" is the saddest we ever wit nessed. Immature hoodlums toot horns on Broadway and con strue liberty as license to insult women. Hotel-keepers hang out the sign "Nothing to Drink But Champagne," and supposedly free Americans submit to the impudent imposition. Dreary hours are spent by thousands of people in eating and drinking more than is good for them to "hold the table" in the hope of see ing, as the dramatic climax of the evening's entertainment, some respectable woman carried from the room, overcome by the heat and by unaccustomed wine. The old year dies in dreariness, the new year wakes in disgust?so far, at least, as the "Great White Way" is concerned. BALKAN WAR A LESSON Bv Lord Weardale What is now meacing Europe is a sufficient cause for all serious peo ple to reflect upon the awful conse- ( quences of a great European war. The actual conflict in the Balkan stateB, deplorable as it has been in blood- J shed and loss of life and property, will at least have the consequence of emancipating a large number of sub- ( ject Christian races who for cen- ^ turios have suffered cruel oppresion, , and whose position was unquestion ably a plague spot which always threatened the peace of Europe. The truth is that the enormous eco nomic consequences which a cdnti nental war would in these days en- ( tail are becoming increasingly man ifest; and tho immense international interchange of credit and commerce, the dependence of one great money center upon another, and the impos sibility of any country, however little directly involved in war, escaping from many of its disastrous influences are j so patent to all that statesmen may' indeed pause before plunging their countries so overwhelming and so far reaching. On these grounds the friends of I peace may perhaps, in some degree. I console themselves for what to su- j | perficial observers may appear then painfully inadequate regard for their I principles. To sum up the situation as it ap- j pears to me today, and anticipating as 1 I do a satisfactory settlement in the; Balkan peninsula without further ? bloodshed or strife between the great powers, I should augur as one con-' sequence the lessening of internation al tension in the future and an in creased di&position to take under re view the present burden of great ar maments and the terrible danger to! all international interests in the field of finance and commerce which the ! shadow of war must ever threaten. At the same time the increasing disposition on the part of the work-1 ers of the world, strongly shown by the recent Socialist demonstration in 1 (lermany, to protest against all war-' like adventures on the part of their' masters must inevitably make in fav-i or of peace and turn men's minds in-' creasingly to all the more civilized methods embraced in conciliation, ar bitration and international justice. Phone your want ads to* The Daily 1 Empire, phone 3-7-4. Hot chili beans all the time at I.ockie McKinnon's Mayflower. tf 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 aforbsald, to show cause, if any they have, why a final decree should not pass as prayed. H. L. FAULKNER, U. S. Marshal. Shackleford & Bayless, proctors for libellants. First date of publication Dec. 13, last date, Jan. 1. 1913. J. A. ACKLEN DIES AT MORNINGSIDE The Governor's ofilee is in receipt of advices from the Morningside hos pital, Portland, Oregon, stating that I. A. Acklan, a patient admitted to the institution on April 14, 1911, from Iditarod, Alaska, died on the evening of the 19th of last month. The cause of death is given In the report as ex haustion of dementia complicated by pulmonary tuberculosis. SPECIAL SALE on all CURIOS un til January first, at W. H. CASE. SEAL SHIPT OYSTERS?Fresh at the local agency?CHAS. GOLDSTEIN C. F. CHEEK THE TAXIDERMIST i ? THAT KNOWS Game Heads, Fish and Birds Mounted. SKINS AND FURS TANNED Rug Work a Specialty Prices Reasonable The Juneau Steamship Co. U. S. Mall Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route ? Leaves Juneau for Hoonah, GypBum, 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. NOWKLL, MANAGER * i Professional. Cards | R. W. JENNINGS ATTORNEY-AT-LAW i Lewlt Building, Juneau Z. R. CHENEY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Gunnison & Marshall ATTORN EYS-AT-LAW Decker Building Juneau Alaska H. P. CROWTHER I U. S. Deputy Surveyor I U. S. Mineral Surveyor Office?Lewis Block ? Juneau I N. WATANABE DENTIST Office Over Purity Pharmacy Juneau .... Alaska The Empire for Job Printing \; '? **" j ?. Good Stock Plus Modern Plant J ' 7. V n > Plus ? Printers that Know *? ' Equal Unexcelled Printing: " MAIN STREET Phone 3-7-4 A HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. Tli'i Alaska Flyer S. S. HUMBOLDT The A but kit Flyer NORTHBOUND A JAN. 2 SOUTHBOUND JAN. 3 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Ollice, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD. Asent I"!"!1 !? H* I' I' I -H-H-f-H I H 1 MM I I I II 1 H-H-H-Hh ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. ? STEAMERS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN, WRANGEL, PETERS- ?? ! BURG, DOUGLAS, JUNNEAU, HAINES AND SKAGWAY !! ;; MARIP03A Northbound , Dec. 23. Southbound Dec. 30 j* ;; NORTHWESTERN Southbound Dec. 22 " I) 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. !' I1!11"l"l ?! ?Iii1"IiiIi I11 M"1"I"H'I I I I I I I I 1 I 1 1 I Mil I II 1-1 I I I I 1 ?? I NORTHLAND STEAMSHIP COMPANY j Operating S. S. ALKI and S. S. NORTHLAND t: S. S. ALKI, South, DEC. 30 ? First Class Fare to Seattle 519.00 ? Second Class Fare to Seattle ? $12.00 yi H. C. BRADFORD, Mgr., Pier 4, Seattle. i | SOWERBY & BELL, Juneau JOHN HENSON & CO., Douglas ? CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastServicc Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson. Prince Rupert, Swanson. Alert Hay. Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY JAN. 2 Front and Seward Stn. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J T. SPICKETT. Ajrt. J -H-I II I I I 1 I i I It I I I I I I I I I I I I I I t I I I II I I I II I I i I I I I I I I I I I I ALASKA COAST CO. ii For Ynkutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, .. Seldovia?SAILS FROM JUNEAU 1! !! S. S. YUKON DEC. 27 1! II SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA !! IJ connecting at Seattle for San Francieco and Southern California ports j J I;; S. S. YUKON .... JAN. 15 ?; Right is reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notice. ?? ? | For further information apply to ' J S. H. Ewing, Juneau Agent. ALASKA COAST COMPANY, Seattle ' ' > I I 3 I I I I I I I I I I II I II 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 I I I I I II ? jf " " FERRY TIME SCHEDULE I JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau for Dnufftn* and Trend well "?8700 a. n:. 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. in. Lv. Tread well for Juncuu ?S:25 a. m. j 9:25 a. ni. J 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. ni. 11:25 p. m. Leave* Dougln* 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. Leave!! Juneau daily for Sheep Creek 11:00 a. m. 4:30 p. in. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. 5:1Q p. m. From Juneau xor Sheep Creek Saturday Nijtht Only 1 11:00 p. m. for Juneau Returning Leaves Sheep Creek 11:40 p. in. Leaves Treadwell 11:45 p. m. Leaves Douglas 11:50 p. m. Sunday Schedule same as above, except, trip leaving Juneau at S ?H-H-H-I-H' I-III1 1 '1 !? I I I I I I I11 l-H Hill I I '1111111111111111 M I OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX $ I) Restaurant In Connection Established 1881 European Plan " H COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME !! II FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS, Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA " ! I I !? I'l"!"!11!"!"!'-!"!"!"!?I 1 M 1 1 1 H I?I.;-1 1 1 II 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 II 1 1 1 1 I -H-H UNION IRON WORKS Machine Shop and Foundry Gas Engines and Mill Castings Agents Union Gas Engine and Regal Gas Engine MM,MM,,,. I M M MTMIJ We Are] Headquarters for DRY GOODS, CLOTHING I " ' * > f 1 *v" ^ ' "" * 4 ' BOOTS AND SHOES, FURNISHINGS or. it?** t nAi- '"" STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES . j iw.. ? ??>* -.-???* ??' ?"*!? 'i t "* 111 ALASKA -TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.