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J. F. A. STRONG ] Telephone No. 3-7-4 ' Entered as second-class matter November 7, 1912 at the postofflce at Ju- ? neau, Alaska, under the Act of March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 1 O.-e year, by mall >10.00 . Six mouths, by mail 5.00 , Per month, delivered I-00 ] JUNEAU. ALASKA. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 22. 1913. THAT COLD STORAGE PLANT THE EMPIRE believes that the City Council has acted wisely in signing the contract which will mean the erection and maintenance of a cold storage plant in this city. This po- | sit ion is taken because it seems to be the only means available by which the construction of the plant can beassured. Few will deny that such a plant is a necessity if Juneau is to become a prominent fish shipping port, and maintain the position that has been already attained. The fishing industry at this place has reached important dimensions, and every legitimate encourage ment should be given the industry and the fishermen who make this port their headquarters. It must also be borne in mind that the fishing industry in this section of Alaska is capable of great expansion in the com ing years, and to permit it to be removed to some other point because of the lack of facilities tocare for the product, would, it is submitted, be the worst kind of business policy. The fishermen working out of Juneaq have long needed cold storage facilities in order for them to reap the full fruits of their labor, and if the plant be conducted fairly?as it undoubtedly will?not only they but the entire business community will be greatly benefitted. And up to the present, amid all the discus sion that has arisen, this seems to be the only tangible propo sition that has been submitted. In any event it is a step for ward. RAILROAD TIE-UP AND MAIL CONGESTION. THE tie-up of the Copper River & Northwestern railroad is a matter of regret and inconvenience to the people who trav el to and from the interior country. But the blockading of a railroad from whatsoever cause should not interfere with the transmission of mails pending the reopening of the road, when another route is available. Many tons of mail, it is re ported. are held at Cordova, and large quantities at Chitina and other points along the Copper river road. In the meantime the trail from Valdez to Fairbanks has been open for some time and all the traffic for the interior has been directed that way. But for some reason or other the Postoffice Department has permit ted the mail to accumulate, probably on representations that have been made that the railroad would be speedily opened; and no doubt such representations were made in good faith, but the road has not been opened, and the business men of the interior and others have been placed at a serious disadvantage because of the non-receipt of important mail, the failure to receive which may have jeopardized their business. No mail from the Yukon interior or the Nome district has been received here for several weeks, due to the congestion of mail on a crippled railroad, which for natural reasons has been unable to deliver it. But this is a condition that should be promptly remedied, and it is now stated that steps are being ta ken to move the mail to its destination over the Valdez trail until such time as the railroad has resumed traffic. But there seems to have been considerable laxity in making the change. THE REGENERATION OF NEW JERSEY. SURELY the State of New Jersey has undergone a peaceable revolution within the past two years. Up to 1910 that State had been regarded as a safe anchorage ground for corrupt corporations of almost every conceivable kind. Its incorporation laws were lax in the extreme and inviting to such a degree that the words, "incorporated under the laws of Newr Jersey" were almost synonomous with crookedness. Corruption flourished and corporations went unwhipped of justice. The State was in the hands of a ruthless political machine, manned and controlled by men of both of the leading political parties, whose pursuit was graft and plunder. The election of Woodrow Wilson as Governor was the turn ing point in the redemption of New Jersey. He scourged the State machine politics, both Republican and Democrat, from office, and began a housecleaning that has been most wholesome and an exemplar to other States of the Union which were trying for cleaner politics and greater efficiency of government. As the crowning culmination of his short career as Gover nor of New Jersey, Mr. Wilson proposes to have placed on the statute books of his State laws which are designed to put an end to trusts and monopolies, and which, he predicts, will ac complish that much of the desired result. The activities of the New Jersey executive along the lines of honest and efficient government, in the interests of all the people, may rightly be taken as an index of what may be ex pected from him as the chief executive of the nation. WAR PEACE, BLUFF AND BLUSTER _____ WHILE the Balkan peace envoys rest upon their oars in London, the Greek forces seem to be hammering the Turks at Janina, and occasionally on the sea, but Adrianople, the chief bone of contention, is still Turkey's. Adrianople is an ancient capital of the Turks, and one of their holy cities. It is also a strong fortress, their Sedan towards the west. On both accounts they are loath to give it up. Yet if the war is to be generally resumed they would have to do so. They could not relieve the city and without relief it could not long resist. For once bluff and delay do not help the Turk. The news that Adrianople had been surrendered to the al lies might cause another revolution in Constantinople, and so the Turk goes on hoping against hope. Probably he would be rather relieved if the big powers brought sufficient power upon him to yield. Few fanatics would expect him to fight "the con cert of Europe." The Turkish envoys have offered to give up four-fifths of their European possessions, and the parties probably are nearer agreeing than when they began to confer. The question of the Aegean islands, the boundaries of Albania and the Rouman- I ian demand for compensation can all be adjusted without war. So can the possession of Adrianople. But when has a peace ever been signed without some bluffing? I HI 111111111111IIII11111111 i 1111111 r Add to the Comfort and Charm of Your Home :: Nothinu rdda more to the attractiveness of tho homo than , , _ a well-appointed table. It helps to make the home the place , , home oujtht to be. And you would bo surprised, perhaps. , , how much it adds to tho positive relish of the meal. We , , make it easy for you to supply your home?little by little. If , , >you Uke-with a tasteful pattern of ailverwurc. , , These iroods are up-to-date and most reliablo of any made , , Come and See Our Look for the Trade Mark ) j Silverware Department ?'thc J j GORHAM CO. ? ? 111111111111111 ii 111111111111111111 n OLD-TIMER TALKS Of WESTWARD The Hon. Robert D. Gray, represen tative-elect from Katalla, of the Third Judicial Division, to Alaska's first leg islature, arrived in Juneau on the Ya kon last night. Mr. Gray is enroute to Seattle but found it necessary to stop over lu Juneau. Sixteen years ago Mr. Gray lived in Juneau and will will be remembered by all the old timers. He was connected with the firm of Coulter & James, which was at that time a prominent business house of Alaska. Mr. Gray takes a lively interest in Juneau affairs and is well pleased to know that at least the town is on the eve of realizing all and more than it had hoped to have for many years. Those who had re mained here through all the dark days must get a great deal of satisfaction from the changed conditions. Speaking of the future of the Katal la section, Mr. Gray said: "Everybody in our section is cheerful and hope ful. We have the natural resources, coal and oil, and it will be developed and used. That the new administra tion will deal justly with Alaska, is the belief of everyone. The people who are entiled to coal claims will get them and every fair minded per son should be satisfied with that?but of course the distress occasioned by the lack of action on the part of the government will never be recom pensed. After the sweeping order reserving all of the coal lands it be came impossible to get money to carry on our oil developments and of course, Katalla started backward. Some of us held on and we have been doing the best we could under the ad verse circumstances. With the elec tion of Mr. Wilson to the presidency things took a more hopeful tone. Since election day some money has been found available for development work in oil lands and plans are now under way for still greater activity. "Some day the Bering river coal will be hauled down to Controller bay for shipment. It is not possible to say off-hand what group of capital ists will build the road, but the road will be built?it is the only logical thing to do. When the coal mined by the government for experimental pur poses has a test, something will be started. I have never been a strong believer of government ownership of industries but I am getting to think it a good plan to have government built railroads in Alaska or at least to have railroad building encouraged and rates regulated by the govern ment. We should have several traf fic arteries leading back to the great valleys of the interior and then our country would fill up with homeseek ers and reach a high state of develop ment." Mr. Gray says that although the or ganic act seems to place many re strictions on the powers of the new legislature that he believes much good can be accomplished if the members of the new branch of Territorial gov ernment attend strictly to the busi ness which calls them together and resist the temptation to play at pol itics. THE FISHING FLEET. Rolfe?Sailed Jan. 19. Kennebec?Sailed Jan. 21. Aloha?Out Dora H.?Sailed Dec. 26. Pacific?Out. Active.?Out. Olga?Sailed Jan. 21. Belle?Sailed Dec. 11. Highland Queen?Sailed Dec. 28. Louise?Sailed Dec 27. Norman Sunde?Sailed Jan. 12. Volunteer.?Out. Vesta?Sailed Jan. 9. Valkyrie?Out Xhanthus?Sailed Doc. 19. Waife?Sailed Jan 5. White Star?In port Lister?Sailed Dec. 26. Olympic?Sailed Dec. 10. Dick?At Sitka Dolphin?Sailed Jan. 15. Halley's?Out. Alameda?Out Annie?Sailed Dec. 30. Uranus?Out Pollux?In port Cedric?Out Thelma?Sailed Jan. 9. Alvida?Sailed Dec. 14. Comet?Sailed Dec. 21. Solkol?Sailed Dec. 30. Anita Phillips?Sailed Jan. 10. Standard?Ar. Jan. 3. Gjoa?Sailed Jan. 8. Thekle?Sailed Jan. 21. TONS AND TONS 1 Of MAIL HALTED The Cordova mall route to the in terior has been blocked for several weeks, according to passengers arriv ing on the Mariposa yesterday. A. T. Raynor and Harry Badger, who were 26 days coming out report that no mail is going into the country nor coming out farther than Chitlna. There are tons and tons of mail both at Chtina, destined to the States, and at Cordova, enroute to the interior, that can't be moved because trains are not moving. When they left Cordova the Copper River & Northwestern train was re ported stalled sixty miles out All travel is now by way of Valdez. Mr. O. Roberts, of Valdoz, stated to The Empire, that there was a re port current, as they were leaving, to the effect that the postal authori ties had issued orders routing the mail by way of Valdez. Worse Than Useless "I wouldn't have such a mouth of eeth as her for nothing," said a Spruce street woman. "They're so reg-lar that nobody believes but what they're false." A Decoy Duck. After a girl has tried every other way to get a proposal and failed, she takes to standing at the side door with her sleeves rolled up and an apron on. Anyone having winter cut hemlock piles, 85 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. 12L A complete line of tobacco Jars and pipe racks at BURFORDS. 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. 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 leaveB 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 ATTORNEY8-AT-LAW " Decker Building Juneau Alaska !! ?? H. P. CROWTHER U. 8. Deputy Surveyor U. 8. Mineral Surveyor Office?Lewis Block ? Juneau -H m N. WATANABE DENTIST Office Over Purity Pharmacy Juneau .... Alaska JOHN B. DENNY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Mining and Corporation Law Offices: Juneau, Alaska Seattle, Wash. 1. The Empire + for Job Printing:! Good Stock "j Plus Modern Plant 1 |Plu? Printers thatJKnow Equal| Unexcelled Printing MAIN STREET Phone 3-7-4 "t HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. The Atoka Flyer S. S. HUMBOLDT The Alaska Flyer ' NORTHBOUND JAN. 22 SOUTHBOUND JAN. 23 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Ofllce. 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFOKD, Agent ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. STEAMERS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN, WRANGEL, PETERS- I BURG, DOUGLAS, JUNNEAU. HAINES AND 8KAGWAY I JEFFERSON Northbound JAN. 21 Southbound JAN. 22 1 NORWESTERN " ....JAN. 22 Southbound ....JAN. 28 I MARIPOSA " ....FEB. 1 Southbound ....FEB. 7 f MARIPOSA Southbound JAN. 19 T Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Through v tlckets to San Francisco. J. ELMER E. SMITH, Douglas Agt. WILLIS E. NOWELL, Agt. T I I I I I I I I I I I 1 I I I I M-I-H-H Nil NORTHLAND STEAMSHIP COMPANY I Operating S. S. ALKI and S. S. NORTHLAND S. S. ALKI, South, JAN. First Class Fare to Seattle $19.00 Second Clas6 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 SailinR from Juneau for I'ort Simpson, Prince Rupert, Swur.son, Alert Ray, Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY JAN. 31 Front and Seward St*. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE j. t. spickett. arc M I I I I 18 I I I 11 n i 11111 i 81111111111111111111 M 11111111 ALASKA COAST CO. ji For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdcz, Latouche, Seward, .. Seldovia?SAILS FROM JUNEAU ' 1! S. S. YUKON DEC. 27 SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA I! connecting at Seattle for San Francisco and Southern California ports 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, Seattle ;; Ml III11111111111; II1111111 Ml 1111111111111111 ill I i I FERRY TIME SCHEDULE JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau for Doujrlim and Tread well ?8:00 a. re. 9:00 a. re. 11:00 a. m. 1:00 p. m. 3:00 p m. 4:30 p. m. 6:30 p. m. 8:00 p. re. 9:00 p. m. 11:00 p. m. Lv. Trcad woll for Juncnu ?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. Leaves DoukIiia 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. m. 8:30 p. m. 9:30 p. m. 11:30 p. m. Loaves Juneau daily for Sheep Creek 11:00 a. ra. 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. 5:10 p. m. From Juninu for Sheop Crook Saturday Night Only j iTToo pT "nT for Juneau Returning Leaves Sheep Creek 11:40 p. m. Leaves Treadwell 11:45 p. m. Leaves Douglas 11:50 p. m. Sunday Schedule name aa above, except trip leaving JuncaU at 8 a. m. in omittc<^ I m I't ?I-I-I-I-1 I -1 I I 1 I 1 I 1 I i I 1 I I I I OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX j Restaurant in Connection Established 1S81 European Plan COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME I! FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS. Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA " 1' I 1 11 I11 'I 1 1 1 1 111"!"I"1' I M 1 ?l"I"I"Ii !? 1 M !? !?! 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 1 1 1 1 11 1 I 1-f UNION IRON WORKS Machine Shop and Foundry Gas Engines and Mill Castings Agents Union Gas Engine and Regal Gas Engine / i. We Are Headquarters for DRY GOODS, CLOTHING II Ill ?mil II?!III ?mii ?iTrn?n r> ' ; ' ' ?*' BOOTS AND SHOES, FURNISHINGS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA -TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.