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J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. 3-7-J Entered as second-class matter November 7, 11*12 at the postoflice at Ju neau, Alaska, under the Act of March 3, 1379. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Ott>e year, by mall $10.00 Six months, by mail 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU, ALASKA. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 15. 1913 OFFICIALLY ELECTING A PRESIDENT. THE manner of formally electing the President and Vice Pres ident of the United States by the Electoral College is not fully understood by many people. The duties of a Presiden tial Elector are perfunctory in a sense, though the position is one of dignity and honor. The electors, according to law, meet in their respective States, usually at the State capital, on the second Monday in January, which this year was Jan. 13, and an nounce the vote of their respective States. After the vote is counted and certified in the different States a messenger?usual ly one of the Presidential Electors?carries the returns to Wash ington, D. C., where on the second Wednesday in February? which, as it happens, will be Lincoln's birthday?Congress will open and count the Electoral votes and not until then shall we know officially who is to be the next President of the United States. The Electoral College, so-called perhaps for want of a bet ter name, is composed of 531 electors, comprising this year, for the first time in the history of the republic, one woman each in Washington, California and Colorado. Those Seattle "higher-ups" who promised to get "Wappy" out of the pen if he would not squeal are doing their best to re deem their promise, but are not making substantial headway. An eleven'ear-old boy killed his mother because she refused him five cents; and a man kissed his wife and then shot her to death and killed himself?a Judas as well as a murderer. And Alaska is also steadily forging to the front as a cop per producer. THE JUDGE AND THE PEOPLE. THE fiat of the United States Senate has gone forth and Judge Robert W. Archbald, of the United States Court of Commerce, is a disgraced man. The greatest deliberative body of the world after due trial and strict examination found him guilty of misfeasance in office. As a matter of cold fact Archbald seems to have been a sort of common, garden variety of grafter, ready to take whatever was offered in large or small quantities. A judicial position is an honorable one, and to our credit as a nation, be it said, that impeachment of judges has been rare in our history. That we have had crooked judges is undoubted; that some that have escaped impeachment should have been dis graced, is equally true, but speaking by and large the history of our judiciary, from the highest to the lowest courts, has been an honorable one?notwithstanding the fierce allegations of muckrakers and sensation-mongers to the contrary. It must be also borne in mind that nowadays the people of the United States keep stricter watch upon the judiciary and all public officials, than was their wont even a dozen years ago. This is an age of publicity, and iconoclastic as well; and the judge on the bench today knows that he is more amenable to the popu lar will than ever before in the history of the country. While the position is one that calls for respect the measure of that re spect is regulated by the conduct and bearing of the judge him self. In other words if he respects his position and the duties of his office he will earn the respect of the people. Judge Archbald is the second United States judge that has vanished from public life within the past few months. The other was Judge Hanford of Washington State, who resigned under fire, in deference to a well defined popular demand. Does it require a law to compel publicity in the hearing of anti-trust suits? And this leads to another question: Why is a Trust exempt from publicity, and the individual not? Since Washington has put the buzzer on "rushing the growl- . er." will some of those poor Congressmen have to spoil an ele gant thirst by drinking water? . ! < We rise to remark that the Balkan dogs of war are once ] more threatening to turn themselves loose?on Turkey. i At any rate William Rockefeller is not afflicted with ca- ; coethes loquendi?an itch for talking. PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE. ! IT WAS a great year in many respects, but strikingly so in the 1 improved relations between those who hire and those who ' work. There is an increased sense of responsibility on both c sides. It has its roots in a sentiment that benevolently affects i the welfare of millions, says an exchange. t Some politicians and agitators will claim credit for it, but a without reason. The feeling antedates them. They merely dis- ll covered it and attempted to profit by it. Many of them do not even understand its scope and motive. It is not socialistic, t It is not revolutionary. It is intensely individualistic. It is a re- f action from Government-controlled industry that took account 1 of nothing but profit and loss. Those most profoundly impressed j! by it have been face to face with the miseries and dangers of e an interlocking industrial, commercial and governmental system r which they know cannot last. They have depended upon favor ing laws, brute force in the market-place and the necessities of the poor. More and more they are coming to recognize human- ? ity and justice. More and more they are inclined to self reliance n and to accept the responsibility that goes with it. Their minds n are open. s< Political and other preachments, violent appeals to class d prejudices and threats of various kinds have not caused this ^ awakening. It has grown in spite of them. It will put heart tc into our industry and honesty into our Government. It will wipe $; out evil laws and enact more enlightened ones. It will scrutinize the methods of success. It will take notice whether failure is deserved or not. The year will be a memorable one in many ways; ir. crops, in commerce, in building, in discovery, but chiefly so, we believe, in the fact that as never before it has revealed the conscience of a nation. "Big fish man talks about fish," says a headline. What else would he be expected to talk about? Prunes? 1111111111 a 11 ii i n 11 ii i < 11?111111 it Add to the Comfort and Charm of Your Home*:: Nolhinif adds more to the nttractivcneaa of the liomo than , , h well-appointed table. It helps to make tho homo the place , , homo ought to bo. And you would bo surprised, perhaps, , , how much it adds to tho positive relish of tho monl. Wo , , makoiteutu for you to supply your homo?little by little. If , , you like?with a tasteful pattern of silverware. , , These goods are up-to-date and most reliable of any mudo , , Come and See Our Look for tho Trade Mark j j Silverware Department ?' GORHAM CO. 1 ' I @1^1? jj i} n i n m 111 a 1111111111111 ii 1111111 Commercial Club's First Banquet Great Success (Continued from Page 1.) "Silver Bow basin district back of Juneau, and on the north. "The Auk bay district continuing on through the Peterson properties. ".Montana basin district. "Eagle river and Yankee basin dis trict. "The Berners bay district. "From these areas a production In gold at the present time shows that the district south of Juneau has pro duced in the neighborhood of $1,000, 000; the Tread well lode system on Douglas island approximately $50,000, 000; the Silver Bow basin district, $3,000,000; and the mines north of Ju neau, about $2,000,000. Or, a total of some $56,000,000. By far the greater part of this has been produced from the lode system. This showing al ready gives the district a substantial standing, and particularly so when it is taken into consideration that there has been a constant and gradual in crease in the yearly output, culmin-' ating in last year's output of four odd millions of dollars." Mr. Thane referred to the difference in the character of the ore found in the various localities, though the gen eral resemb'ance Is striking, the gene sis ofall the deposits being the same. Special features of the Juneau gold belt are found in the fact that through out the whole Pacific Coast this is one of the few places where the min (ral zone lies directly and adjacent to the natural channels of water trans portation; and the high mountains form a hanging wall of the lode sys tem, act as a bulwark to the moisture of the ocean and creates conditions al lowing a heavy precipitation which, in turn becomes valuable as a cheap and abundant power. "A third character," said Mr. Thane," is that the lode sys tems so far as determined have such metallurgical characteristics as to permit of simple and easy extrac tion. ? ? ? "These extraordinary working costs permit of working ore, under the right conditions, that will show an extrac tion of not over $2.00 per ton." "On the other hand, small stringers and veinlets of high grade ore, which cannot be worked in themselves, scat tered over large areas is a condition which we have in this district, and which makes up the large deposits now being worked and developed. All of these special features just men tioned have a strong bearing on not alone the present history of this dis trict but its future. For example: the life of the deposits, on account of their size, will be great. "It may be confidently expected that some of the deposits already devel oped will be working for upwards of i hundred years from what is at pres ent known of them. "From the standpoint of the mer chant, mines of this character as igainst high grade deposits allow him | to build and develop along natural and ' substantial lines without fear that the < cottom may drop out with the work- i ng out of a high grade body of ore. J "From the standpoint of the miner < ind the workingman, as against the < liuck and easy returns in a high * jrade camp, followed by a shifting < >f his position and occupation, he can, < f he will, determine to definitely set- J le in this given area, build his home < ind bring up his family, feeling that < lis work and his future rest on a sub- < tantial foundation. < ""The present gold ouput of the dis- < rict for the year is approximately < our millions so that something over < wo millions is now being paid direct < 0 labor and this does not consider < he new money which is going into < quipment and development work but < efers only to present output. < What the Work Means. < "As an example of what a large, low < rade mine means to the laboring man < nd the merchant, I can take for an < lustration the Treadwell group of < lines. This group to date has milled j jme 21,000,000 tons of ore and pro- < uced over fifty millions of dollars < 1 gold and silver. Out of this amount < ?2,200,000 has been paid out in the <> >rm of salaries direct to labor, and <> r,400,000 has been paid out in equip ment, machinery and materialB. "The present output 1b better than $4,000,000 per year and is increasing. The average number of men employed is 1,500 with a payroll of approximate ly $160,000 per month. Large Expenditures. "At the present time the assured new development work for this dis trict contemplates tho expenditure within the next three years of some five millions of dollars. These expend itures are to be made direct in the Sil ver Bow basin district as well as on Douglas island and will increase the present daily milling capacity of this immediate section from five thousand tons to approximately fifteen thous and tons, and definite plans have been laid for the development of the Sil ver Bow basin mines to the extent of ' a tonnage of 20,000 per day or better." Mr. Thane pointed to the excellent condition obtaining in the mines both on Douglas Island and in Silver Bow basin?the best in the history of Treadwell, both from the point of ton nage and development, and the ex ploration work in Silver Bow basin I had been equally satisfactory and had opened up a tonnage of ore that runs into immense figures. Mr. Thane referred to the work be ing carried on in the Auk bay coun try, Eagle river, and Berners bay, and predicted the development of mines there comparable in size to those in this immediate vicinity. He paid a tribute to the men behind the present contemplated developments mention ed and said they stood in the front rank of the success**! operators of the world; and he pointed to the fact that only powerful combinations of capital could afford to equip and de velop there properties. Summing up he said the future of this district was exceedingly satis factory, and within the next tew years there would be substantial and con tinuous employment for several thous and men, and that the tonnage and output of gold would probably bo the greatest in the world. Courage, energy, and co-operation, he said, were necessary to obtain the successful outcome all were looking forward to?all classes must stand to gether and help each other to the same end, and make Harris mining district the greatest and most sub stantial mining camp in the country. Anyone having winter cut hemlock piles, S5 feet to 100 feet, with at least 8-inch tops, and in a position to de liver same by February 20th, 1912, notify the Algunican Development Co., Jualin, Alaska. 12t. WANTED?To rent furnished houso in good locality. Address X.Y.Z. Em pire office. Professional Cards R. W. JENNINGS ATTORN EY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Z. R. CHENEY ATTORN EY-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 for Job Printing Good Stock Plus ? ? Modern Plant Plus Printers that Know Equal Unexcelled Printing MAIN STREET Phone 3-7-4 !? HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. j j Tho Alaska Flyer S. S. HUMBOLDT The Ala?k* Flyer NORTHBOUND JAN. 22 SOUTHBOUND JAN. 23 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Olllce, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, A>?ent ?H-I1 MM I.J..1 .l-l !? 1.1 l-J.-l M1I1I 1-I--1 11 11-1 !??! I I ! M 1 1 11 ?! 'H-H-i-H i ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. 1 " STEAMERS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN, WRANGEL, PETERS- I ;; BURG, DOUGLAS, JUNNEAU, HAINES AND SKAGWAY T " JEFFERSON Northbound JAN. 21 Southbound JAN. 22 !j. I! NORWESTERN " JAN. 22 Southbound JAN. 28 t ;; MARIPOSA " FEB. 1 Southbound FEB. 7 y " MARIPOSA Southbound JAN. 19 Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Through T II tickets to San Francisco. it - ELMER E. SMITH, Douglas Agt. WILLIS E. NOWELL, Agt. $ -H-H-H-I II 1 TI M1! I I' I.|I..I..I";~H|M..1..I..I..I..H..H.1"M'M-I-1"H"I"1"I"I"M'I M i' ! NORTHLAND STEAMSHIP COMPANY I Operating S. S. ALKI and S. S. NORTHLAND S. S. ALKI, South, JAN. 14 | 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 B CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastService Sailing from Juneau for Poit Simpson, Prince Rupert, Swanaon. Alert Bay, Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY JAN. 16 Front und Seward St*. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE T. SPICK ETT, Ajtt. I i I 1 1 I 14-1 I i I II 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 ALASKA COAST CO. i! ?? For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, ?> !i Seldovia?SAILS FROM JUNEAU I! !! S. S. YUKON DEC. 27 !! !! SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA | | ) | connecting at Seattle for San Francisco and Southern California ports J j ? ? 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, Seatt'e ?? m i-m i m i?;-m 11111 m 11 1111 n 11 ii 1111 n i h FERRY TIME SCHEDULE JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau for Douglas and Treadwell ?8:00 a. in. I 9:00 a. m. I 11:00 a. in. | 1:00 p. in. j 3:00 p in. I 4:30 p. m. j 6:30 p. m. ? 8:00 p. m. 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. 4:55 p. m. 6:55 p. m. 8:25 p. m. 9:25 p. m. 11:25 p. m. Loaves Douglas for Juneau ?8:30 a.m. ' 9:30 a. m. 12:05 p. m. 1:45 p. m. 3:30 p. re 5:30 p. m. 7:05 p. m. 8:30 p. m. 9:30 p. m. 11:30 p. m. Leaves Juneau daily for Sheep Creek UTOO iu m. 4:30 p. m. I Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. 6:10 p. m. From Juneau for Sheep Creek Saturday Night Only 11:00 p. m. for Juneau Returning Leaves Sheep Creek 11:40 p. m. Leaves Treadwell 11:45 p. m. Leaves Douglas 11:50jx m. | Sunday Schedule name a? above, except trip lcuving Juneau at 8 a. m. ia omitted | 1 1 I I I I i .i.-i-H-H-H-l-I-HH-i I 1 I I I I I I 1 I 1-H-M-I I 1 -I I I 1 I 1 I I 1 I I"'1 OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX | II Restaurant in Connection Established 1881 European Plan j. ;; COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME il " FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS, Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA J ?i-M'TLTT !"I"1 ?! 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