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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. 3-7-4 Entered as second-class matter November 7. 1912 at the postotllce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1S79. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Ope year, by mall $10.00 Su: months, by mail 5.00 per month, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU. ALASKA. JANUARY 13. 1913 THE WEALTH IN ALASKA WATERS. THE prolificness of Alaska waters was illustrated a few days ago on the West Coast of Prince of Wales Island, where dur ing a storm at Klawock, The Empire's correspondent states "probably a million barrels of dead herring were washed upon the beach." He adds that a solid mass of struggling fish filled the bay, swept in from the ocean without by the mighty force of wind and wave. It was a veritable fish cataclysm, the like of which, we believe, could be seen nowhere else on the globe. The importance of the fishing industry of Alaska is scarce ly yet realized. Up to the present it has been confined largely to the taking of salmon, halibut and cod. But there are many species of foot! fish that could be utilized, and which, one day will bear an important part in furnishing the world with fish and fish products. The Atlantic fisheries do not yield as they once did. and more and more the people of the Eastern States are looking to the West and the North for their fish supplies. The herring industry of the Atlantic Coast was once a mighty business; it is still important, but the time is now here when the waters of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest will be called upon to supply a constantly increasing demand. The chief use to which herring in Alaska waters are now put is to make fertilizers, an industry upon which a strict embargo should be placed. The opening of the Panama Canal will open new and access ible markets for the fish products of Alaska, not only in the United States but in Europe and Asia. Alaska canned salmon can be found in nearly every coun try to Europe: it can be purchased in Algiers, in Egypt, in Tur key and even in Palestine, and other remote places of the East ern world. Millions of wealth abound in the waters of Alaska and the time is not far distant when Alaska will lead every country of the world in the production and variety of food fish. THE RICH EV ADER OF THE LAW. THE man with money at his command can and does evade the law. The man without it is thus placed at a decided disad vantage. The inequalities of law. therefore, frequently cause normally law-abiding people to express disgust and con tempt for its processes. The case of the law-evader is striking ly illustrated in the case of William Rockefeller, a Standard Oil magnate, who by an elaborate and costly system of evasion, man aged for six months to secrete himself from the process-servers who wanted to summon him to Washington as a witness in the Money Trust investigation. The judgment by which the United States Supreme Court condemned the Standard Oil Company was based upon the es tablished intent of that combination to violate the law. Ab sorption of competitors, rebates by railroads, unfair practices against rivals and disregard of the decrees of courts extending over a long period of years were held to prove the monopoly's guilt. It must be that this "intent" still exists, for, while Mr. Rockefeller was not exactly a fugitive, he exhibited the same in tent and purposse to ignore the law and the same contempt for its officers which the court noted and made the basis of its conviction of the Standard Oil Company. Finally, when Mr. Rockefeller accepted service of the sum mons. through his attorneys, he pleaded that he could not give oral testimony because of physical affliction. This seems not to take away from his intent to evade the law, for, probably, the same excuse could have been made months ago. Other men as important as Mr. Rockefeller show no such defiance. Neither Mr. Morgan nor Mr. Carnegie go into hid ing when a committee of Congress want them to appear. The only men that Congressional Committees seem to have trouble with are those connected with Standard Oil. and it is quite pos sible that the intent and purpose of that combination has not been changed by dissolution. WOMEN GOING. TEN THOUSAND STRONG TEN thousand women will parade the streets of the National Capital on inauguration day, we are told by the dispatches. These are militant suffragettes, who will march up Penn sylvania avenue, armed, figuratively speaking, with the "sword of the Lord and of Gideon," in their battle for the ballot. Pil grimages in a holy cause were all right in the days of Peter the Hermit. No railroads or steamships had been built then to reach Jerusalem, but nowadays trains enter and leave Washington every hour or so, and the only marching that the Suffragists will do will be confined to the streets of the National Capital. The zealous women who recently felt inspired to tramp all the way from New York City to the State capital to further their cause had up-to-date ideas but archaic methods, and most of them fell by the wayside before the march had fairly started. Ten thousand devoted suffragists and suffragettes, march ing on inauguration day, with bands playing, flags flying, and banners waving in the breezes from the Potomac, will illustrate the militancy of the fair sex and the progress that they are making toward the final achievement of their purpose. But if it is a typical inauguration day they will be likely to get wet feet. GROWTH OF CITIES IN 1912. THE growth of the cities of the United States, phenomenal in many instances, always arouses interest, and the re ports for the past year show that the growth has not abated. : New York, of course, leads, with its phenomenal growth not only ' maintained, but increased. No other city ever equalled or ap proached it. Chicago is installed duly in second place, with rather ] half the amount of building that New York has done. Philadel- ! phia is an undisturbed third, but Los Angeles is close upon her, the Californian city being now the fourth o fthe Union in build ing operations. It spent for that purpose twice as much money as Cleveland, nearly three times as much as Pittsburg, Minne apolis, or Kansas City, and fifty per cent more than St. Louis. San Francisco lagged considerably behind Los Angeles, but is several millions ahead of St. Louis, while Detroit leads the Golden Gate City by a fair margin. Detroit is growing faster than any other of the lake cities, except Chicago, Atlanta achieved more in 1912 than any other city of the South, but Louisville, Richmond, Dallas and Memphis have grown much, according to their building reports. The greatest rate of development is shown on the Pacific Coast. Portland, Oregon, spent more money on new buildings than Buffalo or Baltimore, or Newark, or Kansas City, while Seattle also made a very good showing. ii111111111111111n1111111ii111 ii 11 j Add to the Comfort and Charm of Your Home !! ,, | Nothing adds more to the attractiveness of tho home than , . n well-appointed table. It holpa to make the home the place , , home ought to be. And you would be surprised, perhaps, , , how much it adds to the positive relish of the meal. Wo , , mnke it easy for you to supply your home?little by little^ if , , you like?with a tasteful pattern of silverware. " . ? These goods are up-to-date and moat reliablo of any mado , , I Come and See Our Look for tho Trade Mark t , Silverware Department ?'l^0 . j j gorham'co. .. USWgfeli and OPTICIAN | | 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 I I I I I I * I ?till ;??! I I I I I I H I I 1 I I I 1 I It !??!? | ALASKA NEWS NOTES | ?'?IH-H-H-H-H I M I I Md-l-H-H-fr* Oscar Weston escaped from the United States otticials at Ketchikan, while taking coal to the courthouse. Then he stole a boat frotn a preacher at Saxman and headed for British Co lumbia. ? ? ? Acording to the report of the Com missioner of Lighthouses the total number of aids in Alaska, including lights, fog signals, buoys and day marks in commission at the close of the fiscal year, was 265. There are now 95 lights in Alaska, as compared with 37 lights on June 30, 1910. ? ? ? The people of Atlin are still discus sing the recent discovery of coarse gold on Silver creek, near Teslin lake, and several prospectors have gone In for the purpose of investigating. ? ? ? A postoflice has been opened at Had ley, with K. Koss as postmaster. Had ley will receive its mail from Ketchi kan. ? ? * A new sawmill at Hadley is about' completed, and Koss Bros. & Co. are1 employing thirty men getting out logs. ? ? ? Rich quartz has been found at Helm bay, at a depth of 200 feet. The prop erty consists of several claims, all of' which have well defined mineral ' veins. ? ? ? A direct steamship service it is said will bo inaugurated next Spring between Vladivostok and Prince Ru pert and Vancouver to carry over 4. 000 families of Russian peasants who have decided to settle on farms in the northern part of British Colum bia. ? * ? Coarse gold, impregnated with quartz, has been found in the Salcha ket district, and prospecting for plac er and quartz has received a fresh im petus. ? ? ? As a result of the new law reduc ing the size of mining claims, which went into effect Jan. 1, there was a great rush to stake new claims at Xome. .More individual claims were staked than ever before. ? ? ? The new million dollar capitol to be built at Salt Lake City, Utah, has specified Alaska marble in its con struction. t ? ? The trail between Valdez and Fair banks is now open and all travel to the interior goes by that route. The road has not ben cleared and travel big slide one the Copper river rail over that line is interrupted indefi nitely. ? ? ? The Skagway fireman will give their big annual dance on the evening of Washington's birthday. ? ? ? The Fairbanks stage was caught in a blinding blizzard on the night of Jan. 7, at Thompson's pass, and the horses froze to death while standing in the snow banks. The passengers of snow where they were kept alive were sheltered by protecting banks by their fur clothing and alcohol stoves. Next morning they made their way to town. ? ? 9 Frank Trainer, an Idaho man, died of exposure and starvation recently at a point two days distant from Fort Graham, B. C. ? ? ? James Connors was killed by a fall ing tree while asleep in his bed at Fish Egg, on the morning of Jan. 1. The tree fell across the cabin demol ishing it. Connors was 62 years old and had lived in Alaska for the great er part of the last thirty years. ? ? ? II. R. Elliott, who represents the Linderberger interests at Craig is ^ making quite a reputation for himself as a doctor, says an Exchange. How ever he is a graduate physician, but has not practiced for years. "Doc." Elliott is well known in many parts of Alaska. ? * ? The Prince Rupert, B. C., police have been supplied with black waterproof raincoats, which make the cops look very impressive, says The Evening Empire. ? ? ? Einil Picott, of Montreal, was found dead in bed in a Prince Rupert hotel the other day. Death was due to heart disease. Picott was a former Yukoner. m ? ? The recent storm on the West Coast was one of the worst in the known history of Cape Prince of Wales Isl and. It began on the early morning of Jan. 1. and continued until the night of Jan. 2. At Hydaburg several houses were blown down, and as the wind was the most violent the natives had ever known, they were panic stricken. ? ? ? "Tex" Alexander, of Ketchikan, has become tired of explaining why he is not a Socialist to a few individuals, and so he has challenged Kazis Krauczunas, Socialist candidate for delegate to Congress, last year, to de bate on the subject ot Socialism. The Juneau Steamship Co. U. S. Mail Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route ? Leaves Juneau for Hoonuh, Gypsum, Tenakee, KiFlisnoo 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 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 4 fi N. WATANABE DENTIST Office Over Purity Pharmacy Juneau .... Alaska i JOHN B. DENNY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Mining and Corporation Law Offices: Juneau, Alaska Seattle, Wash. I The Emp ire A for : Job Printing : Good Stock ?* @piu?! Modern Plant Plus Printers that Know Equal Unexcelled Printing ; MAIN STREET Phone 3-7-4 + HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. The Aliwkn Flyer S. S. HUMBOLDT The AUuika Flyer NORTHBOUND JAN. 22 SOUTHBOUND JAN. 23 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Office, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent ?1-1-I- r 11111 I-M-l-H '1"I"I 1 ?!' 1 I 1 I-I 11111 l-I-l-I I I 1 1 1 1 1 1 H Mill! H ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. J STEAMERS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN, WRANGEL, PETERS- J BURG, DOUGLAS, JUNNEAU, HAINES AND SKAGWAY I NORTHWESTERN Southbound .Jan. 11 T MARIPOSA Northbound Southbound Dec. 22 T DOLPHIN Northbound Jan. 8 Southbound Jan. 9 j" Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Through tickets to San Francisco. T ELMER E. SMITH, Douglas Agt. WILLIS E. NOWELL, Agt. f MM ?lid 1 I 1 1 M-H-l-M-1 I I H-l NORTHLAND STEAMSHIP COMPANY I Operating S. S. AI.KI and S. S. NORTHLAND S. S. ALKI, South, JAN. 14 j 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 Port Simpson, Prince Rupert, Swanaon, Alert Hay. Vancouver Victoria and Seattle ? PRINCESS MAY JAN. 16 Front and Seward Sir. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. T. SPICKKTT. Ajft. S-H-M-H M n-1 I I I t I II I I II H M i 18 i 8 IH-I I II I 8 I 8 I I I II I I I I I : ALASKA COAST CO. :: For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, ?? ! Seldovia?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 jj ? S. S. YUKON .... JAN. 15 ?; P Right is reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notice. ?? * For further information apply to j j P S. H. Ewing, Juneau Agent. ALASKA COAST COMPANY, Seattle 11 ?41 i i I ! H ii H: I I I I I i M-M I I I I I II I i I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I M I ' ? FERRY TIME SCHEDULE JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau for DoukIhm and Tread well *8:00 a. m. 1 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. in. 9:00 p. m. 11:00 p.m. Lv. Tread well for Juneau ?8:25 a. m. 9:25 a. m. 12:00 noon 1:40 p. m. 3:25 p. m. ?1:55 p. in. 6:55 p. m. 8:25 p. m. 9:25 p. m. 11:25 p. m. Leaves Douglas for Juneau | *8:30 a.m. j | 9:30a.ra. I 12:05 p. m. | 1:45 p.m. I 3:30 p. m ' 5:30 p. m. ! ! 7:05 p. m. ! ' 8:30 p.m. j 1 9:30 p.m. 111:30 p. m. ! Leavefl Juneau daily 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 Junoau for Sheep Creek Saturday Nittht Only 11:00 p. in. for Juneau Returning Leaves Sheep Creek 11:40 p. ra. Leaves Treadwe I 11:45 p. tn. Leaves Douglas 11:50 p. m. Sunday Schedule name ;ia above, except trip leaving Juneau at 8 a. m. Ih omitted | rl-I"!"!11!11!11 MM I 1 I I 1 I I 1 1 1 1 I I I I I i 1 I OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX j | Restaurant In Connection Established 1881 European Plan !jl COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME !j" ' FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS. Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA j 'ill II I 1 II I"l"M"l"M"f I 1 1 1 1 11 1 1 1 M 1 1 II 111 1 111 111 1 1 1 111 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 STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA-TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.