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J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. .'1-7-4 Entered as second-class matter November 7. 1912 at the postotllce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 0*e year, by mall $10.00 Six months, by mail 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY. JANUARY 18, 1913 BY WAY OF SUGGESTION. WE EXPECT fruits from the seed sown at Commercial Club's banquet. The usefulness and the activities of the club should be largely increased. It should receive accessions' of membership, and with the infusion of more new blood its use fulness should be greatly enlarged. There is plenty of work for it to do. It might take up the question of transportation between 1 here and Seattle, with the different steamship companies and have them arrange their sailing schedules, so as not to "bunch" several steamers at the same time in port, and then a long wait for another. It should not be difficult to arrange it. And it might also be suggested to the steamship companies that it would be desirable to arrange their schedules so that vessels may arrive and depart during the hours of daylight or in the early evening. This would be particularly desirable during the tourist season. And there are many other matters of a kindred nature that the Commercial Club could aid materially, and everyone should help. President-elect Woodrow \\ ilson says that his mind is still open as to Cabinet suggestions. And his ear is still close to the ground. THE LAW AND THE SUNDAY. ATTORNEY Z. R. CHENEY says that he is not in favor of a Sunday closing law, but instead, he would have the one now on the statute books repealed, because it is a dead let ter, and has never been enforced. It is probably true that a law that cannot be enforced would be better out of the code than in it. And it is also a fact that in Alaska the Sunday closing law is more honored in the breach than in the observance. In most of the Alaska towns, however, the law is obeyed, not because it is the law perhaps, but from choice; and throughout the Territory on Sunday nearly all business houses will be found closed. As for a general closing law, however, it would be found difficult to enforce it, inasmuch as there are peculiar conditions found here, which obtain nowhere else, and which are entitled to con sideration. No law can be enforced that has not public senti ment behind it, and when that is created, laws will be enforced, and not before. We do not think that any man should be com pelled to observe any fixed day as Sunday. There are several Sundays in the week, if we consult the religious calendars of dilferent sects, and one man's Sabbath day is as good as anoth er's. Nevertheless mankind is fairly entitled to one day's rest out of seven. Some of those Alaskan novels?and other novels too?need a reduction works to boil the gems of thought out of waste lit erature. MR. BALLINGER AND MR. PINCHOT. Former secretary of the interior ballinger says that Gifford Pinchot, a gentleman, who is not generally pop ular in the West and throughout Alaska, is working in the interests of the cattlemen and the timber monopolies, notably the Weyerhauser Syndicate, which controls millions of acres of land throughout the Northwestern States. Possibly Mr. Bal linger is right, but it is hardly likely. . Pinchot is an enthus iast by temperament; he is a one-idea man. without the qualities of statesmanship; he studied forestry in Germany and became obsessed with the European idea of conservation, and then at tempted to apply it indiscriminately all over the United States regardless of conditions. And therein lay his mistake. This is an age of conservation, as a learned high schooi graduate informs us, but Mr. Pinchot's idea of conservation, it seems, is not so much to make use of the waste products of na ture. as to fence them all in and make reservations of most of our natural land resources, including timber, coal, and untilmate ly, all other minerals. Materials that were once carelessly thrown away are now utilized; the packers claim that most of their profits come from materials that were formerly discard ed; the Steel Trust makes millions annually by converting its ash-heaps into cement; waste cloth is turned into paper and from waste paper car wheels are made. In this scientific day scarce ly anything should be considered worthless until it has been through at least three reduction processes. It is not of record that Mr. Pinchot has ever directed his energies to making waste places blossom; he has never, so far as we know, tried to make two blades of grass grow where only one grew before; but he has been infinitely busy in attempting to close up effectually from human endeavor, those raw natural resources of the nation, whose development is necessary to its growth, welfare and progress He had an easy job in the begin ning. for when he nodded in the days of President Roosevelt another reservation was setaside, or more of the public miner al lands were withdrawn, by executive order, from the people. But, while we believe that Mr. Pinchot is a mistaken zealot, who has received much more publicity than his abilities deserve, we do not share Mr. Ballinger's notion that he is an agent of the big trusts that want the public domain reserved exclusively for their uses. Mr. Pinchot is not the material factor that he once was in the Government's conservation policy. He promises to be even less in the future. Nothing has been heard from Mr. Murphy, of Tammany hall, since Governor Sulzer threw his hat into the ring. THE SILENCE OF GERMANY. i THE Europeon powers have not presented that "note" to the 1 Turkish government, which was to serve notice on the Turk ' that he must accede to the demands of the Balkan allies. ( The reason for the delay of the powers is Germany. That coun- \ try is silent, or was silent yesterday. In Germany a year ago i the belief was almost universal that war with Great Britain was inevitable; it was believed it could not be delayed beyond last Spring. The German belief was shared to a large extent in Eng land. Germany's national destiny demands territorial expansion, it was said, and Great Britain blocks the way; hence there must be war. And now Germany's silence may or may not be signif icant, for there is only one genuine motive of war between Eng land and Germany?namely an itch to fight. Behind all, the modern statesmanly phrases about national destiny stands the mediaeval spirit that delights in killing?the identical spirit that devastated Holland, depopulated the Palatinate, and wrought other ghastly horrors. But we think there will be no general European war, which would likely be precipitated by a clash between the Teuton and the Anglo-Saxon, because the people who must do the fighting are now strongly represented in both governments. The Social ists in the German Reichstag and their equivalent in the Brit ish Parliament are the best guarantors of peace. Perhaps the Money Trust investigating committee could get more out of William Rockefeller by striking up a correspond ence with him. Judging by the results so far achieved, there can be no ef fectual dissolution of the trusts except by practical confiscation. 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Taber, one of the well known barristers of Dawson, came out re cently and went south on the Hum boldt. This is the first trip out for Mr. Taber in eleven years. ? * ? Down at Prince Rupert they are all "het-up" over a municipal election. T. D. Patullo, a former well kouwn Klondiker is a candidate for mayor. ? ? ? \gnes C. Laut, the writer recently made some disparaging remarks about the town of Prince Rupert. She was taken to task by the Grand Trunk Pa cific, and she replied as follows. "I am very sorry you think I did Prince Rupert injustice. I was not thinking of your railway; was thinking of the thousands of investors being "salted" from Churchill to the Pacific. The exact rainfall I got from weather bureau for two years or so ago. Next time 1 am out I'll go up and see it." m m 0 In order to reduce the high cost of living the Manitoba grain growerB have organized to deliver carload lots of produce to communities and thus avoid the profits of the middlemen. ? * * It has been practically arranged by the Grand Trunk Pacific to give a direct service between Vancouver and the Queen Charlotte islands. The trade of the islands having increased so much the boat will not go to Prince Rupert but will ply regularly between the islands and Vancouver. * * ? The Northern Fisheries Company has been incorporated with headquar ters at Prince Rupert, B. C. m m m The Ketchikan Miner man com plains because "somebody in town, they must be very small mentally and morally" has been stealing copies of the Miner. They certainly must have exaggerated ideas of value to steal copies of that paper.?Skagway Alas kan. ? ? ? A. C. Mercer who has maintained a photographic studio in Skagway for the past few months, has returned to Juneau for an indefinite stay. Mr. Mercer formerly lived in Juneau. ? * ? C. R. Pugsley, prominent raining man of the North, arrived in Skagway and left the other day for Whitehorse, with the intention of continuing into the White river country. ? ? ? Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bartells, of Se attle, arrived in Skagway on the last trip of the Humboldt and have gone to Carcross for a short visit with Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Gideon "nd other members of the Iowa colony in that enterprising city. Mrs. Bartells and Mrs. Gideon are sisters. ? ? ? The fact that Manager Greenough of the Atlas Mining Company has sent to the Outside a requisition for fifty more men ? experienced miners?to work ,on the properties under his management, is cheering news. While operations have not been < retarded to any extent by the winter 1 weather, work having been carried ; jn every day, the force will be mater- < ially increased as spring progresses < ind ore shipments will corresponding- ^ ]y increase.?Whitehorse Star. ? ? ? Miss Muriel Milnes, daughter of Mrs. Louise Milnes, of Skagway, was married recently in San Francisco to William Parker, a newspaper man of that city. ? ? ? The Nome-Solomon dog derby starts today at Nome. There are six en tries and the best docs of the North have been in daily training for the big event of the North. ? ? ? Mr. Boyer, manager of the J. E. Lilly Company, and Mr. H. A. Fran cis, of Dawson, were in Skagway re cently, enroute to Vancouver. Mr. Francis will bring in ten horses and a consignment of supplies which he will take into Dawson in the early Spring. Finest line of Calabash pipes in Alaska at BURFORD'S The Juneau Steamship Co. U. S. Mail 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. in.?Nov. 23, Dec. 23, Jan. 22, Feb. 21, March 23. Juneau - Skagway Route ? Leaves Juneau for Pearl Harbor, Eagle rtiver, 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 attorn?y-at-law ?j Lewis Building, Juneau i ? Gunnison & Marshall ATTORN EYS-AT-LAW Decker Building Juneau Alaska H. P. CROWTHER U. S. Deputy Surveyor U. S. Mineral Surveyor Office ? Lewis Block ? Juneau I 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 Tho Alaaka Flyor S. S. HUMBOLDT I The A buika Flyer NORTHBOUND JAN. 22 SOUTHBOUND JAN. 23 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITV WHARF Seattle Ofllce, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent !? l-i-r-i-i-l-l-i-l-M-l IN 111 1 M I l-l-I-I-1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 I l-l 1 ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. f I STEAMERS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN, WRANGEL, PETERS I BURG. DOUGLAS, JUNNEAU, HAINES AND SKAGWAY ;; I JEFFERSON Northbound JAN. 21 Southbound JAN. 22 I NORWESTERN " ... JAN. 22 Southbound JAN. 28 " ; MARIPOSA " FEB. 1 Southbound FEB. 7 MARIPOSA Southbound JAN. 19 Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Through ! tickets to San Francisco. II " ELMER E. SMITH, Douglas Agt. WILLIS E. N'OWELL, Agt. I" ?i~H-HH-l"l"I"I"I"I"I"I-l"I"l -K-M ?! I ri I I I II IM-I I I I ! I 1 11 !!? MM 1 1 I I i 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 H. C. BRADFORD, Mgr., Pier 4, Seattle. J SOWERBY & BELL, Juneau JOHN HENSON & CO., Douglas CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastService Sailing from Juneau for I'ort Simpaon. Prince Rupert, Swanson, Alert Bay, Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY JAN. 16 Front and Seward St*. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE T. SPICKKTT. Agt. S H I I i M I I II M I I I I I I I I I t I I I I I I I I II I I i I I I I I I I I I I I I I 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 ! ! ) j connecting at Seattle for San Franci6C0 and Southern California ports | ' ? ? 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 ?? ? I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 1 I I I I 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 FERRY TIME SCHEDULE JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TREADWEl.L and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau for! Douglas and Tread well ?8:00 aTET ? 9:00 a. m. 11:00 a. rn. 3 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. Tread well for Juneau '8:25 a. m. 9:25 a. in. 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 Douglas for Juneau ?8:30 a. m. 9:30 a. m. 12:05 p. m. 1:45 p. m. 3:30 p. m 5:30 p. m. 7:05 p. ra. 8:30 p. m. 9:30 p. m. 11:30 p. ra. Leaves Juneau daily for Sheep Creek 11:00 a. m. 4 :30 p. m. Leaves Sheep i Creek for Juneau j 11:40 a. in. 5:10 p. m. From Juneau for Sheep Creek Saturday Nijrht Only 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. I -I*. Sunday Schedule same oa above, except trip leaving Juneao at 8 a. m. U omitted | a-H-H-H I I ; ; I I i !?!? M. ? !? M !? M?i. H?|. ? l-r-i-HI I I III I I I III I'!"?? OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX j \\ Restaurant in Connection Established 18S1 European Plan ;; COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME " " FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS, Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA ?? H I I I 1 I I I I I I I I I I I I 1 I !? I I I I I -I-!? I I I I 1 I 1 I 1 1 1 1 I I -t-l 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-TREADWCLL GOLD MINING CO.