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J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. 3-7-4 Kntered as second-class matter November 7, 11*1 ? at the postolllce at Ju neau, Alaska, under the Act of March 3, 1S79. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: O^e year, by mail $10.00 Six months, by mail 5,()0 Per month, delivered * ^ JUNEAU. ALASKA. SATURDAY, JANUARY 4. 1913. SPEAKING OF GRAND JURY REPORTS. THE final presentment of the grand jury to the court, which was made yesterday afternoon, is as mild-mannered a re port as ever emanated from a grand jury room. It neither views with alarm nor points with a pride that is particular to anybody or anything. Its recommendations are confined to two items, neither of startling importance. This beiug the case we do not know whether the grand jury or the people are to be most congratulated. We have been accustomed in times past to read grand jury reports that covered nearly every subject that was supposed to be of interest to the body politic. These reports have con demned things animate and inanimate; have explored the heavens above, the earth beneath and the waters under the earth in endeavor to make crooked paths straight. But the Ju neau grand jury's report is a marvel of simplicity and brevity. We commend it. It is worthy of emulation elsewhere, because the time-honored preachments presented with statutory regu larity are almost infallible as non-producers of tangible results. And the frisking of rhetoric to pr >duce a report that would scintillate with wisdom, if not wit has been almost invariably wasted. There are exceptions, of course, but, largely, they prove the rule. Contrast the succinct Juneau production with that which recently bourgeoned into being at Valdez. The Glacier City grand inquisitorial body began with suggesting the appoint ment of a game warden, and ended with a recommendation that a law "be passed making it a felony for a notary public to im peach the signature of those who presumably have made affida vit before him"?that is, that the act must be one of fact and not of accommodation. This grand jury evidently had in mind the absent treatment that Fairbanks notary public gave the indicted bank officials when he subscribed his name and affixed his official seal to divers and sundry affidavits relating to the banks' affairs. And who shall say that the grand jury was not justified in taking cognizance of a flagrant lapse of this kind. And herein lies an argument in favor of a grand jury's inves tigation of public affairs. If, in itself, it is of little worth, if the recommendations be sound they are sure to receive publicity and thus attain, in a measure, at least, the end sought. Secretary Nagel must have given Cipriano Castro the third degree?or perhaps he applied the literacy test It is a sign of progress that editors don't break into jail as frequently as formerly?Idaho editors excepted. WHERE NOBODY WAS TO BLAME. THE newspapers of Alaska have printed more or less matter connected with the trial of the Washington-Alaska bank cases at Valdez. At least one Seattle newspaper had a special writer covering the cases, and the bank officials did not get the worst of it. Other Alaska newspapers have told us of the "per secution." of good, honest, upright gentlemen, who through no fault of their own got tangled up in the labyrinthine meshes of laws not made for such excellent men; that these men were, instead, so to speak, the creatures of a concatenation of cruel circumstances over which they had no control, and, therefore, are entitled to the molly-coddling sympathies of the dear pub lic, who can never really know the anguish of mind, the carking care that creased their brows, because they were haled into court to be tried for high crims and misdemeanors! We, of course, assume that all of these honorable gentlemen were innocent?all except one and he was guilty only of a little misdemeanor, valued at one thousand dollars in cash, which the veracious reports tell us was paid with glad acclaim, or words to that effect. Incidentally the government's cash re ceipts were swollen to that extent. And all the while that the newspaper and other claques have been extolling the virtues, the ability, the heroism of these gentlemen, so unjustly, so unnecessarily and so needlessly "per secuted," we have failed to catch even the faintest whisper about the poor depositors of the busted bank, who lost their all. That, of course, may have been a mere oversight on the part of the friends of the good bank officials. The depositors lost their mon ey, but they should not squeal. Was it not the act of honorable men? Nobody was to blame; nothing was to blame, for has not the operation of the law so declared? Nobody to blame but the poor, gullible, deluded men and women who trusted the bank and relied upon the integrity, the honesty and uprightness of the accredited management! Yet the Washington-Alaska bank of Fairbanks, failed owing its depositors $921,357.56, but of this $460,678.78 has been paid to them. And it is estimated that the bank has uncollectable notes for $141,000. But nobody can be blamed?not even the men who touched the bank through the medium of worthless notes of hand. It ought to be a matter of joy and pride to the gentlemen that their escutcheons have been so brightly burnished and now they can go forth without spot or wrinkle among a wicked and gainsaying people?but what of the depositors? Fudge! No body was to blame. That New York man with the Henry Clay lock will have to go some if he ousts Murphy from Tammany hall. INSULTING A STOCK-EXCHANGE. ALL the stock exchanges of Italy were closed for two days recently. The members took this means of showing their anguish because the Italian premier had spoken unkind ly of them in passing a biil increasing the bond to $20,000. Of course that is the "Latin temperament" on 'Change. The I CHARICK I.J. J jssa.. 41 I 1 I I Il? 3 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I sturdy Anglo-Saxon way of our own Napoleons of Finance is how different! Did not President-elect Wilson threaten to hang on a gib of shame, as high as Hainan's, any stock-jobbers who should do certain things? Yet 110 Exchange was closed. Brokers contin ued to hypothecate their customers' securities. Banks continued to over-certify checks under the convenient device of a daily re newed note of hand. Manipulators continued to buy and seU the same stocks at the same time. Business went on without any $20, 000 bond, or any usury law, responsibility or limit lower than the blue sky. After all, why should any broker, in Genoa or New York, stop chasing "eighths" because a statesman tells the truth about stock-jobbing? Better be a practical man?and let the jingling of the dollar heal the hurt that honor feels. If you would know what is the matter with Alaska, listen to the jingle of Seattle words. Or should we say the matter with Seattle? Mexico may be able to protect Americans, but we would like to have more tangible evidence than mere assertion. Quien Sabe? There is no doubt that Senator Joe Bailey's swan song was an eloquent one. The "recall" seems to have got in its work on California State Senator. IMMIGRANT HAS $49,800 i BALTIMORE, Jan. 3?To the great j surprise of the immigration officials here yesterday, Christian Schulzle, of Russia, an immigrant on the steamer Barbarossn from Bremen, when asked to name the amount of money he had on his person drew out of his var ious pockets $7,000 in cash, a check for $2,800 and $40,000 in securities. As he laid the bank notes and cash on a table the officers smiled and ex pressed their astonishment that he should carry so fuch wealth in his clothes. He said he was a farmer and was on his way to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frederick Kepperle of Eureka, S. Dakota. His wife and six children accompanied him. They will, settle in N. Dakota. HER SHOPPING TOUR COST A MILLION LOS ANGELES. Jan. 4? Mrs. Clara Baldwin Stocker, one of the two heirs of the estate left by "Lucky" Baldwin, has arrived at her Arcadia home from Chicago, bringing the first instalment of her $1,000,000 purchases, in accord ance with her expressed intention to [ "spend a million or two in order to i have a really good time." Included in the $1,000,000 expendit ures just made by Mrs. Stocker are a $200,000 steam yacht, diamonds to the value of $250,000, a wardrobe, costing $100,000, silverware, $20,0001 automobiles, $20,000; new residence at Arcadia, $60,000; ocean front res idence at Venice, $30,000, and many art ipeces. She has already received approxi mately $1,500,000 from her father's estate, and will soon receive half of the remaining $24,000,000. THE FISHING FLEET. Rolfe?Sailed Dec. 26. Kennebec?Ar. Jan. 1 Dora H.?Sailed Dec. 26. Pacific?Out. Mildred.?No. 1.?Out. Mildred.?No. 2.?Out. Active.?Out. Olga?Sailed Dec. 28. Belle?Sailed Dec. 11. Highland Queen?Sailed Dec. 28. Louise?Sailed Dec 27. Norman Sunde?In port Volunteer.?Out. Vesta?In port. Valkyrie?Out. Xhanthus?Sailed, Dec. 19. Waif?Sailed Dec. 9 . White Star?In port. Lister?Sailed Dec. 26. Olympic?Sailed Doc. 10. Dick?Laid Up. Dolphin?Ar. Dec. 21. Halley's?Out. Alameda?Out. Annie?Sailed Dec. 30. Uranus?Out Pollux?In port. Cedric?Out. Thelma?Ar. Dec. 23. Alvida?Sailed Dec. 14. Comet?Sailed Dec. 21. Anita Phillips?In port Solkol?Sailed Dec. 30. Standard?Ar. Jan. 3. Gjoa?Ar. Dec.. 29. Diamonds, always a wise invest ment, are unusually so at this time. Ours are imported under auspices so favorable as to enable us to offer you better values thaD we believe you'll obtain elsewhere. ??? L J. SHARRICK. To Juneau patrons ? I wish to announce that I am pr<# pared to give prompt and efficient service in delivering, coal hauling rreight., baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER Phone Order 5-7 or 55 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. Mall Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route ? Leaves Juneau for Hoonah, Gypsum, 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. NOWELL, MANAGER Professional Cards R. W. JENNINGS ATTORN EY-AT-LAW Lev/Is Building, Juneau Z. R. CHENEY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau ? Gunnison & Marshall ATTO R N E YS-AT-L A W Decker Building Juneau Alaska H. P. CROWTHER U. 3. 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 for Job Printing Good Stock Plus Modern Plant Plus Printers that Know MAIN STREET Phone 3-7-4 HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. j The Alaska Flyer HUMBOLDT The Alaska Flyer J NORTHBOUND JAN. 2 SOUTHBOUND JAN. 3 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Ofllce, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD. ABont 1 I 1 I 1 1 -I 1 I ! I I I I I I I IM-H-H-H-H-I-I-l I I l rrr ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. STEAMERS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN, WRANGEL, PETERS- ?? I BURG, DOUGLAS, JUNNEAU, HAINES AND 8KAGWAY $ ;; MARIPOSA Northbound . Dec. 23. Southbound Dec. 30 V ;; NORTHWESTERN Southbound Dec. 22 T ;; DOLPHIN Northbound ... Dec. 26. Southbound Dec. 27 T !! Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Through T. ;* tickets to San Francisco. T !! ELMER E. SMITH, Douglas Agt. WILLIS E. NOWELL, Agf I . i i i?i..h-h-I.'M ?!??!? M-H I 1 M 1 1 M I I 1 I i M-H IMI M-H--H I NORTHLAND STEAMSHIP COMPANY j 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 I'ort Simpaon. Prince Rupert. Swanaon, Alert Hay. Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY JAN. 2 Front and Seward Sta. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE .T. SPICKETT. A*t. IlllltllllllllUilllltUI |>| I I II I I II I I 1 I I ii ALASKA COAST CO. :: For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, . ? !! Scldovia?SAILS FROM JUNEAU !! S. S. YUKON DEC. 27 ii !! SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA !! | J connecting at Seattle for San Francisco and Southern California ports jj | ; S. S. YUKON .... JAN. 15 ' ? 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 ; -H-H II I H4 I II I H I I I 8 1 IIW I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I H I FERRY TIME SCHEDULE JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau for Douglax and Treadwcll ?8:00 a. m. 9:00 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. 11:00 p. m. I.v. Tr-a.l woll for Juneau *S:25 a. m. I 9:25 a. m. j 12:00 noon ; 1:40 p.m. 3:25 p. m. 4:55 p. m. 6:55 p. m. [ 8:25 p. in. 9:25 p.m. 11: jr. p. m. Leaven DoukIun for Juneau ?8:30 a. in. j 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 j>. m. |! Ixsivca Junoau daily for Sheep Crcok 11:00 a. m. [ 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. 5:10 p. m. From Juneau for Sheep Creek Saturday Ni?ht Only 11:00 p. m. for Juneau Returning Leaves Sheep Creek 11:40 p. in. Leaves Treadwell 11:45 p. in. Leaves Douglas 11:50 p. m. Sunday Schedule same as above, except trip leaving Jijn ?H-H-H ?! M 1 I 1 M M I-I- Mi !? H 1- III M 111 I III 111 III 1 H 1-H-H j OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX f Restaurant In Connection Established 1881 European Plan ;; COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME !! " FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS. Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA J -I-I I I 1 -I 1 M M I I 1 I I 1 I I I I I I I I I I I I I 1 1 I 1 I I I I I I 1 I 1 I I I Mil M 1' UNION IRON WORKS *Iachine sh?p and Fourdr-v i Gas Engines and Mill Castings Agents Union Gas Engine and Regal Gas Engine We Are1 j Headquarters for DRY GOODS, CLOTHING BOOTS AND SHOES, FURNISHINGS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA -TREADWCLL GOLD MINING CO.