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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. .'1-7-1 Entered as second-class matter November 7, 1912 at the postollice at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: G?e year, by mail ' $10.00 Six months, by mail 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU, ALASKA. FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1913. A WANT THAT HAS BEEN FILLED. THE Territory of Alaska has now a residence for its Gover nor. and, we take it. this is a matter of considerable interest to the people of Alaska, inasmuch as it marks another step forward in the history of the commonwealth. Time was?and not so long ago?that literally speaking, neither the Governor of Alaska nor any other federal official had a place where to lay his official head. Surveyor-General Distin tells humorously how he carried his office in his hat when first he reached Alaska. And the earlier governors had a similar experience. They did I the best they could under the circumstances, and made the best1 of conditions as they arose. In the process of time they be came "wonted" to it. The necessity of a suitable residence for the Governor of the Territory has been long apparent, and it is gratifying now to know that the want has been supplied. Apart from the mere material side of human comfort for the occupants of the resi dence, its construction is a proof that our growing demands must receive attention of Congress and the Administration in control of the affairs of the nation. We are thus making progress. We are beginning to be "recognized." The Governor's House is an imposing and substantial struc ture, and is a decided addition to the Capital City. But it needs a complement?a federal building for the housing of the post office. land office, the surveyor-general's office, the collector of customs, and such others as exist now or may need quarters in the immediate future. The building should be substantial and commodious enough to meet the growing demands of the Ter ritory. And Governor Sulzer capitulated to General Rosalie Jones and the five that remained of her once valiant suffragette army. The New York executive will recommend suffrage in his message to the State Legislature. General Jones may congratulate her self. As a forceful commander she is no slouch. THE DEMOCRACY OF PEDESTRIANISM. WE NOTE the very democratic expressions of President-elect Woodrow Wilson, of Governor Sulzer. of New York, and of Governor-elect Lister, of Washington. Governor Wil son says he would like to walk from the White House to the Capitol, when he is inducted into office. Custom, however, will prevent him and he will ride in a carriage drawn by horses?or I will the motor car be called into requisition??with Mr. Taft by his side. When Thomas Jefferson, fondly called by his devoted admirers the "'Father of Democracy," went to assume the Pres idency, he mounted his old brown mare and she ambled into town; at least so the veracious chroniclers of those times tell us. Pomp, pride and circumstance have been added to the in-j augural function. In Jefferson's time we were not the rich and mighty nation that we are today. And it is refreshing to know that there are still a few men left who realize that this republic came up from humble beginnings, and that Liberty, Fraternity and Equality, still have a place in their concept of what the na tion should represent. For the sake of a return to the democratic simplicity of Jef ferson. President-elect Wilson would like to walk to the Capi tol. It is an honorable means of locomotion?the one best known ?and it has the saltness of time behind it, but if Mr. Wilson were to follow his bent and reach the White House on good old "Shank's mare," what a commotion would be aroused?from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and from Lands End to John 0' Groat's. It would be something more than a nine days' wonder. President-elect Wilson will follow the usual custom, how ever. and the inauguration will be conducted along the usual well-ordered, orthodox lines. And the flamboyant and the flub dub will not be eliminated, for it has become an institution, more's the pity. Governor Sulzer may walk, and so may Governor Lister, and none will say them nay, but Pomp would shriek were a Pres ident to insist on pursuing such a democratic course. Alaska last year produced one twenty-fifth of the world's gold output. And it was not a very good year for gold produc tion at that. Wait until the Juneau gold belt gets properly into action. The Western Union Telegraph Company has quite a fam ily of pensioners in futuro on its hands. But the people, th-\v pay the freight. CHINESE WOMEN AND BIFURCATED GARMENTS. THE Chinaman has been shorn of his queue?a badge of the servitude of ages, but few of him knew it. The queue was his and when he was told that the debacle of his hirsute appendage was ordained, he stolidly obeyed and wondered why. But now comes a still more Draconian edict. The Chineses wom enare told that they must forego their trousers, the bifurcated garments that were old when Confucius raised cabbages and instilled the choicest wisdom of his time into the budding and receptive Oriental mind. But we must not forget the fact that while the Chinese men have been advancing the women have not remained sta tionary. The spirit of progress has touched them, and the sa cred trousers of Cathay may be discarded without a pang of regret. The times change and China is changing with them. Recently we are told that at some sort of a function, at Pekin, grave and reverend mandarins appeared in top hats, frock coats and tall, yellow boots. China has yet to learn the eternal fitness of sartorial things, but they will achieve the knowledge; and, as for the women if they obey the raiment edict, and adopt the latest Caucasian habit they will have but one leg to their trous | | CHARICK B A 8 a j jeweler ? ? 9 and optician <g 11111111 11111 I ers instead of the historic and picturesque pair?a real hobble, forsooth. Mr. Taft is a better hand shaker than a vote-getter. RELICS or PRIMITIVE MAN POUND IN THE ARCTIC A house, or habitation, built by hu-' man beings ages upon ages ago with < stone utensils, stone knives and axes was found last summer in the vicinity of Point Barrow, Alaska, according to A. L. Maxwell, government teacher, who is now in Seattle. Mr. Maxwell and three white men from Point Barrow, while prospecting along the beach of Bering sea in July, discovered a high cliff of gravel the strata of which it wa3 decided had; been piled in that lofty way by ice-! bergs. waves had washed away gravel the; waves had washed away graved the j framework of a primitive house was I partly uncovered. The remarkable; dwelling was well preserved in the gravel. The roof was made of the ribs of an immense whale or some mammoth beast long ago extinct. The ^ ribs, from twenty to thirty feet long, j were set to a center column of rocks after the fashion of an umbrella. Over this framework skins had evidently been stretched. The gravel was washed in so gradually that many of the ribs scarcely moved. Convinced of the primitive nature i)f the dwelling because of the fact that there are no such bones seen any where in the nothem tundra, the men began digging to see what lay on the tloor and were successful in unearth ing a stone hatchet weighing twenty seven pounds, a stone knife, or skin ning knife, fashioned like the modem drawknife of the wood worker, and a bodaka, or boat bailer, a rock shaped like a trough. The utensil and tools were carried ! back to Point Barrow and afterward brought to Seattle by Mr. Maxwell, but the bones were too bulky to bo moved. They are in a well protect ed spit and an expedition will attempt next summer to bring them and such other articles as may be unearthed to the States for the purpose of in stalling in the university museum the house at It stood in the primitive ages. ? The immense bones under eighty feet of gravel and the stone tools war rant the conclusion that they are of the remotest antiquty. -r-H I I I I I I I I I I I I 1 I I I 1 I' I ?I"l"I"i | ALASKA NEWS NOTES f T-l'l'l I I I I I I I I II I I I I l-l-H-H-H The native store at Hydaburg has declared a dividend of fifty per cent. It has only been in existence a year. ? 9 9 .Miles Flemming, a former resident of Ketchikan, died recently at Med icine liat. Saskatchewan. * ? * W. N. Fink, formerly assayer at the Xiblack mine, Prince of Wales island, is a prisoner of a rebel band in Mex ico and is held for ransom of $5,000. Fink is superintendent of a Santa Eu lalia, Mex., mine. ? ? ? Cordova had a ski race on New Year's day. with three prizes of $25, $15. and $10. each. * ? ? E. F. Gray, manager of the Great Northern Development Company, lias returned to the company's headquar ters at Copper Mountain, where the recent fatal snowslides occurred. The company will resume operations in: the spring. ? ? ? Bob Henderson, the real discoverer of the Klondike has found gold on Cas sie creek, a tributary of the Pelly riv-j er. The gold Is coarse and assays $17 to the ounce. He will return to his discovery next spring. Two true bills were returned at Fairbanks against Chas. Allen, an at torney at Fort Yukon, charging him with embezzlement. ? ? ? The grand jury at Fairbanks re turned no true bills in relation to .Michael Joseph Sullivan and Ray Da I vis, charged with having been impli cated in the alleged death of Duncan Angus, who disappeared from the Hot Springs in the summer of 1911. James Britt, who was tried at Fair banks on a charge of embezzlement from Ruby, was defended by Reed Heilig, who was appointed for the de fense by the court. The defendant was acquitted. This was Heilig's maiden effort. ? * * W. P. Murphy, of Fort Yukon, was found guilty of selling liquor to na tives and sentenced to eighteen months in the federal penitentiary at McNeil's island. ? ? ? The Fairbanks Meat Market and the White Market, of Fairbanks, were each indicted on two charges of selling dis eased meat. The former brought in two hundred and the latter fifty hogs from the Outside afflicted with chol era. Many people in hte camp were rendered very ill from eating the meat, one woman nearly dying as the result, having to undergo the am putation of her toes. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. Any subscribers to The Daily Em pire not receiving papers regularly either by carrier or mail, will confer a favor by promptly notifying The Empire office. Job Printing at The Empire Office. 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. Mall Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route ? Leaves Juneau for Hoonah, Gypsum, Tenakee, Killlsnoo 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, 16. 21. 27, Jilarcb 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. NOWELL, MANAGER Professional Cards v ? I R. W. JENNINGS ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Z. R. CHENEY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Gunnison & Marshall ATTORNEYS-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 JOHN B. DENNY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Mining and Corporation Law Offices: Juneau, Alaska Seattle, Wash. ? The Empire I for Job Printing Good Stock Plus I Modern Plant Plus Printers that Know Equal j Unexcelled Printing MAIN STREET Phone 3-7-4 HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. The Alaskn Flyer S. S. HUMBOLDT The A lick 11 Flyer I NORTHBOUND JAN. 2 SOUTHBOUND JAN. 3 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Olllce, 71C Second Av?. GEO. BURFORD, A^ent 1 1 I 1 1 I I 1 1 1 1 I I I I -l-I -I I-I I 1-1-H ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. J '? STEAMERS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN, WRANGEL, PETERS- t I! BURG, DOUGLAS, JUNNEAU, HAINES AND SKAGWAY I *? MARIPOSA Northbound . Dec. 23. Southbound Dec. 30 J ;; NORTHWESTERN Southbound Dec. 22 I ** DOLPHIN Northbound ... Dec. 26. Southbound Dec. 27 T Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Through it tickets to San Francisco. 's :: ELMER E. SMITH, Douglas Agt. WILLIS E. NOWELL, Agf. 4 1 I I ?! 'I H I 1 I 1 I I I I I'M I M H-H-W-l-M-I-I-I-H-l-I-I I 1 ?!"? NORTHLAND STEAMSHIP COMPANY Operating S. S. ALKI and S. S. NORTHLAND S. S. ALKI, South, DEC. 30 I 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 j| CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.--B.C.CoastService Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson. Prince Rupert. Swanson, Alert Hay, Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY JAN. 2 Front and Seward Sts. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE j. t. spickktt. akl j _ _____? ?H H i in I I I II I I II I I I I I I I | | I I I I II I I I I I II ? ? I I I I It I I M I I I ALASKA COAST CO. ji For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, .. I! Seldovia?SAILS FROM JUNEAU " !! S. S. YUKON - . ? DEC. 27 H !! SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA connecting at Seattle for San Francisco and Southern California ports "j ?; S. S. YUKON .... JAN. 15 ?' Right is reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notice. ? ? J"' For further information apply to * S. H. Ewing, Juneau Agent. ALASKA COAST COMPANY. Seattle ?; ! I I I I 3 I H I II I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I II I I I I 1 I I U * " FERRY TIME SCHEDULE JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau for DoukIhh and Trend well ?8:00 a. in. I 0:00 a. m.' 11:00 a. m. | 1:00 p. m. 3:00 p. m. I 4:30 p. m. 6:30 p. m. 8:00 p. m. 9:00 p. m. 11: oo i>. in. Lv. Tread well for J uncn u *8:25 a. m. I 9:25 a. m. j 12:00 noon 1:40 p. m. 3:25 p. m. 1:55 p. m. 6:55 p m. j 8:25 p. m. 9:25 p. m. 11:25 j>. in. Leaves Douftla.s for Juneau ?8: 30 a. in. 9:30 a.m. 12:05 p. in. 1:45 p. m. 3:30 p. in. 5:30 p. m. 7:05 p. in. 8:30 p. m. ! 9:30 p.m. i 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. ra. | 5:10 p. m. From Junoau for Shi*op Crook Saturday Nixht Only 11:00 p. til. 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 us above, except trip leaving Juneau at 8 a. m. is omitted | I I M M I M I I 1 I M I 1 I M 1 1 I U-H-H-v f OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX Restaurant in Connection Established 1881 European Plan j" I! COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME I - FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS, Mngr. J'JNEAU, ALASKA | ?I I I I I I- !? 111! 11 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I I I 1 1 1 M I I II I I' I 1 I 1 I 1 I 1 1 -H-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 mi imai?aa??mna?a?c?nc?? STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA-TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.