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J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. 3-7-4 Entered as second-class matter November 7. 1912 at the postoffice at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1S79. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: O^e year, by mail $10.00 Six months, by mail 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY. JANUARY 17, 1913 A TIMELY CRITICISM. THE DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS, a clean, able and well con ducted newspaper, has the following: criticism of a pernic ious habit of certain newspapers: " "The habit which some of the newspapers of Southeastern Alaska have of taking up matters which are on trial in the fed eral court and quoting supposed facts which cannot help but have a bearing on the case at issue, may not come within the lim its of contempt, but it is not right, nor, in fact, good sense. It has the appearance, take it as you will, of having back of it a desire to influence the court or the juries. However little that influence may be. it is not the province of a newspaper to sway the opinions of the people at such a time, nor to incite their pas sions. The theory of our courts is that every man accused of a crime should have a fair and impartial trial, and judges grow gray in honest efforts to bring it to pass. However, when any newspaper or individual plainly shows a desire to "butt in" at such a time for any purpose, it is not only an insult to the court, but a direct slap in the faces of all decent and honest people. The printing of news is the province of newspapers, but every publisher should use the judgment which God has given him to prevent the printing of news which may do more harm than good. Of course we realize the weaknesses of humanity extend even to the men in charge of large newspapers, and that with the best of motives mistakes will be made, but. as they used to say down in Texas, 'A man who will let the same snake bite him twice is a fool.'" THE DEADLY FROST IN CALIFORNIA. SOUTHERN California seems to have been hit a severe blow bv the recent visitation of frost, which damaged the citrus crops many millions of dollars. Recent advices state that many orange and lemon growers have been practically ruined. The California Assembly has been asked to furnish State relief for the banks of the citrus districts, the idea being for the State to lend the banks money on call at low rate of interest. Not only this, but Stanford University is feeling the effect of the unpre cedented conditions now obtaining, as the University has been depleted of more than two hundred students because of the fi nancial losses that have been experienced; and many more from the orange belt are expecting to leave before the end of the present semester. For the first time in their lives many of the people of San Francisco looked out on snow-clad hills during the brief reign of the frost king. And these things and conditions in "Sunny California" serve to remind us that we of the higher latitudes have always something to compensate us in regions, the thought of which, seems to give the benighted Southerners a chill. We do not have to sit up nights fearing the biting frosts that nip the buds, and as for snow-capped mountains, we can always lift up our eyes and see them in all their rugged grandeur whatsoever the season of the year. And the air of the North is bracing and life-giving, and who that has felt its invigorating influences would change their abode for the enervating southern latitudes? Well, some, perhaps, but not the majority of the sons and daugh ters of the North. MAKING A MOUNTAIN OF A MOLEHILL. THERE seems to be a great pother over little Cipriano Castro, one time dictator of Venezuela, but for some years now an exile from his native country. Castro has been detained at the Government immigration station on Ellis Island, in New York harbor, for several weeks, while the Secretary of Com merce and Labor and a board of inquiry have been solemnly considering what to do with the little man. They then agreed that this ope-time fierce and warlike swashbuckler?on his na tive heath?was an undesirable person and resolved to deport .him. An attempt to habeas corpus Castro failed, and now he has made a personal appeal to Secretary Nagel to reverse the finding of the inquiry board. Behold how great a matter a little erstwhile firebrand has kindled. But while Castro may have once been dangerous to his own people in Venezuela, he would be as harmless as a suck ing dove in the United States. His detention by the immigra tion authorities would ere this have been a matter of diplomatic intercourse had he not been a man without a country. This re public has nothing to fear from Cipriano Castro, and our gov ernment seems to be elevating a small molehill into a consid erable mountain. A MILLIONAIRE'S ADVICE TO HOUSEWIVES. JAMES J. HILL has turned aside for a while from his great in dustries to give advice to housewives concerning household thrift and the expenditure of money, says an exchange. "The tendency of the average woman," he says, "is to buy everything as cheaply as possible. That is the worst kind of economy." This is a new illustration when they undertake to teach something they know nothing about or to give advice to an other concerning his business. What Mr. Hill does not know ! about the economies of the average American housewife would fill a book. It was he who said during the discussion of the in- ] crease in prices that problem was not one of the high cost of living but the cost of high living, being doubtless unaware that c those on whom the burden of high prices presses most heavily 1 never did any high living in theif lives. The housewife as a rule knows well enough that it is poor . economy to buy coal by the basket instead of by the ton, but she cannot afford the ton. She knows that cheap shoddy is not so economical as all wool, but where come the wages that will enable her to clothe her family in wool? The American house wife hasn't the financial cleverness of James J. Hill, but she * knows more about the care-taking of the home on a working- c man's wages than he can ever teach her. w 1111111II1111II11IIII11111II11II1111 Add to the Comfort and Charm of Your Home :: Nothing adds mart' to the attractiveness of tho home than , , a well-appointed tnble. It help* to make tho home the place , , home ought to be. And you would be surprised. perhapa, , , how much it adds to the positive relish of the meal. Wo , , make t 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 moot reliable of any made , , Come and See Our Look for the Trade Mark , , Silverware Department th* \ \ GORHAM CO. ! i r and OPTICIAN . ? I I I I II I I II I I I I 111 1 I I I I 1 I I I I I I I I II I II ARSENICfOUND IN HUMAN SYSTEM PARIS, Jan. 16.?An effort to obtain the revision of the trial of Mme. Le farge, a young and beautiful society woman who was sentenced to impris onment for life in 1840 for the mur der of her husband by poisoning him with arsenic, is to be made by a pow erful committee of scientific men, writers and politicians which has Just been formed. The case of Mme Lefarge was very similar to that of Mrs. Maybrick. The conviction was due principally to the evidence of the great chemist, Mat thieu Orfila. who swore to the pres ence of arsenic In the dead man's body. Another leading scientist of the period, Francois Raspall, hastened to Tulle, where the trial took place, in order to declare to the Jury that Orfila's evidence was insufficient, as arsenic was present in ail bodies, but he arrived too late. Prof. Gabriel Bertrand has Just con cluded a series of studies showing in controvertibly that arsenic exists In a general way In every living organism and further that the methods hitherto employed to test the presence of ar senic in bodies had had the effect of introducing arsenic ir.to those bodies. Mme. Lefarge died in 1855, two years after she had been pardoned by Napoleon III. PRINCES' TRUST GETS NO STEAMSHIP LINE BERLIN, Jan. 16.?Emden is not to be the terminus of a steamship line between New York and Germany, but! is to be made a fortnightly port of call on the way to America for some steamers of the now existing lines. The government of Prussia has been accused of acting unfairly in re fusing to grant the concession asked for by the so-called "Princes' Trust," under the direction of Prince Max Egen su Fuerstenberg and Prince Christian Kraft von Hohenlohe-Oeh ringenz, and favoring instead the lines already in operation from other Ger man ports. The Prussian Minister of Com merce Rheinhold Sydew, said in the Reichstag today negotiation have just been concluded, with the result above stated. The Hamburg-American line and North German Lloyd have agreed to also establish services between Em den and South America, Asia and Australia. THE FISHING FLEET. Rolfe?Ar. Jan. 15. Kennebec?Ar. Jan. 3. Aloha?Jan. 9. Dora H.?Sailed Dec. 26. Pacific?Out. Active.?Out Olga?Sailed Dec. 23. Belle?Sailed Dec. 11. Highland Queen?Sailed Dec. 28. Louise?Sailed Dec 27. Norman Sunde?Ar. Jan. 8 Volunteer.?Out. Vesta?Ar. Jan. 9. Valkyrie?Out. Xhanthus?Sailed Dec. 19. Waife?Sailed Jan 5. White Star?In port. Lister?Sailed Dec. 26. Olympic?Sailed Dec. 10. Dick?At Sitka Dolphin?Ar. Jan. 3. Halley's?Out. Alameda?Out. Annie?Sailed Dec. 30. Uranus?Out Pollux?In port Cedric?Out. Thclma?Sailed Jan. 9. Alvida?Sailed Dec. 14. Comet?Sailed Dec. 21. Solkol?Sailed Dec. 30. Anita Phillips?In port Standard?Ar. Jan. 3. Gjoa?Sailed Jan. 8. REMARRIES HIS "WIDOW" ; ST. LOUIS, Jan. 16.?David T. Dra- ; ler was annoyed at seeing his di- < -?orced wife's name in the city direc ory as "Caroline Draper, widow," and ?emarried here today. Since their divorce the directory :ompany failed to observe the distinc ion between a widow and a divorce, :onsequently Draper had tho shivers - ?very time he saw h's former wife's lame in directory' type. WILL CLOSE AT SIX The patrons of the C. W. Young Co., 2 nd the general public, are notified i bat the store will be closed at six o'- j lock on Saturday night during the 4 rinter months. 3t ^ HAINES WILL BE POSSIBLE TERMINUS H. P. M. Birkiublue, the well known civil engineer residing at Haines ar rived on the Georgia last night be ing summoned to Juneau to testify in the transportation case now on trial here. Mr. Birkinbine was in Haines at the time the commission sent out by Congress to investigate Alaska rail way projects, made its appearance. In fact. It was a part of Mr. Birkin bine's duty to bIiow the commission over the route from Haines to the interior us far as they cared to go. The time allotted to the commission was limited and Haines being the last place visited the visit was of necessity not extended. Howevor, they were taken up tho Chilcat valley about 12 miles. The timber found in this section was dif ferent from that found in any other district that had beon visited and the commission voiced their surprise over tho improvement. They were aston ished to see horses and cattle running loose and living on tho forage of the country. They were amazed at the large valley and the easy grade lead ing over the divide into the great in terior of Alaska. As Mr. Birkinbine is the engineer who made the reconnoissance for the proposed Alaska-Midland, the com mission seized him and put him through a third dogrco cross examin ation as to what existed beyond the divide. After six hours of this work and the taking of ncteB it was evident that much food for thought had been obtained. Upon leaving Haines for the East they announced the fact that they would have a conference with the Canadian railroad commis sion with reference to the support that could be expected from Canada to ward an international route. For you breakfast?Larrowe's buck wheat flour?guaranteed absolutely pure. In ten-pound sacks. Sanitary Grocery, phone 85. 2t. The Juneau Steamship Co. U. S. Mall Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route ? Leaves Juneau for Hoonah, Gypsum, Tenakee, Killlsnoo and Sitka? S: 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 ' ' ??? I R. W. JENNINGS ATTORNEY-ATLAW Lewis Building, Juneau Z. R. CHENEY | ATTORN EY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Gunnison & Marshall ATTORNEY8-AT-LAW Decker Building Juneau Alaska 1 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-ATLAW Mining and Corporation Law Offices; Juneau, Alaska 6eattlf, 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. The Alaska Flyer ?, ?t HUMBOLDT I The Alaska Flyer NORTHBOUND JAN. 22 SOUTHBOUND JAN. 23 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Office, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFOKD, Agent ? -l-H-H-H-H-H 1 11111111111 I H-I H 1 1 H H ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. | X STEAMERS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN, WRANGEL, PETERS- X ;; BURG, DOUGLAS, JUNNEAU, HAINES AND SKAGWAY " - JEFFERSON Northbound JAN. 21 Southbound JAN. 22 X ;; NORWESTERN " JAN. 22 Southbound JAN. 28 " ;; MARIPOSA " FEB. 1 Southbound FEB. 7 ;; MARIPOSA Southbound JAN. 19 X Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Through 4* !! tickets to San Francisco. X ?? ELMER E. SMITH, Douglas Agt. WILLIS EL NOWELL, Agt. X ?H-H-H-H I-I-I--I-I--I- U I?I -I I-.I- -I -I I I I 11 M IMIlH'H'M'l 1 1 HI NORTHLAND STEAMSHIP COMPANY j Operating S. S. ALKI and S. S. NORTHLAND S. S. ALKI, South, JAN. 14 I First Class Fare to Seattle $19.00 Second Class Fare to Seattle $12.00 IH. C. BRADFORD, Mgr., Pier 4, Seattle. SOWERBY & BELL, Juneau JOHN HENSON &. CO., Douglas | 1 MIMII?miiiii ?iiinmin CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CC).~B.C.CoastService I Sailing frem Juneau for Port Simpson. Prince Itupcrt. Swoniton, AJert Bay. Vancouver ( Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY JAN. 16 Front and Seward Sta. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE T. SPICK ETT. Agt. 4-fH I 1 It t I I I I i I I ? I I I I I I I I I I ? 1 I I I I I I I I 1 I I I H I I I I I I I I I jj ALASKA COAST CO. ii For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, .. !! Seldovla?SAILS FROM JUNEAU !! !! S. S. YUKON DEC. 27 1! !! SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA " 11 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. Ewlng, Juneau Agent. ALASKA COAST COMPANY, Seattle i-bt 1111?11111 Ii 11111111181111111111111111111111111111 FERRY TIME SCHEDULE JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operatlng Ferry Service Be tween JUNEAU. DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau for Douglas and Trcodwcll ?8:00 a. m. 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. m. Lv. Trend* ' well for Juneau ?8:25 a. in. 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. Leaves i Doyylu for j Juneau ?8:30 a. m. 9:30 a. m. 12:05 p. m. 1:45 p. ra. 3:30 p. m 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 11:00 a. m. 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. ra. 5:10 p. m. From Juneau for Sheep Creek Saturday NUcht Only 1 11:00 p. m. 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 an above, except trip leaving Juneau at 8 a. m. la omitted | +-H-K H I I I 1 I 1 I 1 i I I II I I I I II 1 I 1 1 1 I I 1 I 1 II 1 1 1 1-I I 1 I 1 I 111 1 I ? OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX j I) Restaurant In Connection Established 1881 European Plan !L ;; COMMERCIAL MEN'8 HOME I "1 FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS, Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA ? ?H-S-H I I I-I ?! 1 1 I 1 i 1 I 1 1 1 1 11 II 1 1-1- M' 1 I 1 I -H-I H M 111 1 1 1 ill 1 -H UNION IRON WORKS Machine Shop and Foundry Gas Engines and Mill Castings Agents Union Gas Engine and Kegal Gas Engine We Are Headquarters for DRY GOODS, CLOTHING BOOTS AND SHOES. FURNISHINGS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA -TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.