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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. 3-7-1 Entered as second-class matter November 7. 1912 at the postoffice at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1S79. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Q?e year, by mail $10.00 Six months, by mail 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU, ALASKA. SATURDAY. JANUARY. 25. 1913. A CONSTANTLY ENLARGING ZONE PLANS now being matured have for their object the immed ite development of promising mining property in the im mediate vicinity of Juneau, as told in this newspaper yes terday. The plans, too, seem to be comprehensive, and include the building of a large capacity mill, the construction of a big dam, and other work which an enterprise of this magnitude will demand. From the information at the command of The Empire, there is no reason to doubt the bona fides of the developments contemplated. Necessarily such extensive undertakings in this section require the investment of large capital, and the investi gation hitherto made of the Juneau gold-belt by geologists and competent mining men, have been such as to inspire the confi dence of mining investors. The developments of the past year have been such that a fresh impetus has been given the mining industry of this dis trict. It has a record, too, as a steady producer to fall back upon and to point to as showing what can be done with the immense bodies of ore that permeate this section with intelligent manage ment?as in the case of the Alaska-Treadwell Gold Mining Com pany on Douglas island. It is a matter for congratulation that the future of this dis trict rests upon such a solid basis. Its probabilities as a per manent region have been often predicted and now that these pre dictions are assuming tangible shape and reality it is to be hoped that no impediments will arise to prevent the speedy develop ment of many other promising properties in addition to that al ready under way. Southeastern Alaska is an inviting field for the prospector; it presents alluring inducements to men of capital, not only in the prosecution of mining enterprises but along many other lines. The population of the Alaska panhandle should be largely increased within the next few years, and it undoubtedly will. The opportunities are here for the right type of men, with or without means. Alaska is no longer a "no man's land." It is becoming better known each year. It is coming into its own, and it is for the people to improve their opportunities, improve ex isting conditions wherever necessary, and work together in har mony. In the ae iuxe edition rrauds now occupying the attention of the Federal authorities, it is really impossible to repress ad miration for the extraordinary gullibility of a number of rich people with more money than common sense. ALASKA AND ITS FISHERIES THE prolificness of the waters of Alaska was recently illus trated in a striking manner on the West Coast, Prince of Wales island, where tens of thousands of barrels of herring were driven by the winds and waves into Klawock bay and thrown upon the beach to perish. Travelers along the shore lit erally waded knee deep among dead fishes, and the stench of decaying fish permeated the air for many days after the fish cataclysm. The fishing industry of Alaska is yet in its infancy. But in the coming years it promises to reach large proportions; yet it is a fact that the people of Alaska are less impressed with its possibilities than are the mere outlanders. Perhaps it is a case of familiarity breeding contempt, but the growing demand of the Eastern States and the Orient should serve to impress us with the value of our food fish as an important asset, soon to reach much more important proportions than it does at the pres ent time. It is said that in the waters of Alaska may be found at least thirty different species of fish, and when this is borne in mind it is not difficult to anticipate a time when Alaska will be the leading fish producing country of the world. The Department of Agriculture expert who denies that the prices of necessaries are excessively high is an audacious man. To try to convince the consumer in these days that he has no real grievance is to attempt to persuade the average per son +hat half a dollar equals a whole dollar. THE POINT OF VIEW?A GREAT ADVANTAGE IF ONE can get the point of view of Mr. Davidson, of Morgan & Co., one might see the unmixed blessing in the trust, and the virtue in the control of billions of money by the chosen few. But the trouble with about ninety-nine per cent of us is that we are poor purblind creatures and in our groping way we cannot discern the pulchritude of plutocarcy nearly so quickly as we can see the poverty of the poor. Trusts are the direct outgrowth of economic conditions devel oped in comparatively recent years; and in some form trusts will continue to exist until present economic and social conditions have undergone a radical change. It may be possible to "regu late" them; it may be possible to keep them within due bounds by "competition," but we are by no means sure that either pro posed remedy strikes at the master root of the evil. What we are certain of is that trusts do exist and that they spoliate the people while the millions battle for mere bread; neither are we wealth?money, power?in the hands of a comparatively few. people, which the millions battle for mere bread; neither are we able to see why a relatively small coterie of men should be allowed to concentrate financial resources in the City of New York "suf- ; ficient to care for the business and commerce of the nation," as stated by Mr. Morgan's partner. Our lack of perspicacity, however, is not that gentleman's fault. It is our misfortune, perhaps. Prof. Wilson, of Harvard, thinks the Canal dispute with Eng land "insignificant" and capable of being "easily adjusted." But there is more importance in what former Prof. Wilson, of Prince ton, thinks about it. 11111111111111111111111111IIIII1111++ Add to the Comfort and Charm of Your Home :: Nothing adds more to the attractiveness of the home than , , u well-appointed table. It helps to mnko the home the placo , , homo ought to be. And you would l>e surprised. perhaps, , , how much it adds to the positive relish of tho meal. We , , make it easy for you to supply your home?little by little, if , , | you like?with a tasteful pattern of silverwnre. , , k Tho^e goods are up-to-date and most reliable of any made , , I Come and See Our Silverware Department ' I I CHARICK I J J JEWELER pr and OPTICIAN 111111111II11111111111 Look for the Trade Mark | \ of the GORHAM CO. 11 GUMSHOERS AND BOOTLEGGERS IT IS to be hoped that the Governor's gumshoe men will bag bootleggers by the dozen The game seems to be plentiful, while the hunters are few. Bootlegging, it will be conceded by most, has increased, is increasing, and ought to be dimin-1 ished; but one may be pardoned for doubting the effiicacy of the j means that have been hitherto employed in the efforts to stamp out an atrocious evil. Arrests after arrests are made, convic tions are quite frequently secured, punishment of more or less severity is meted out in an honest attempt, no doubt, to fit the crime?and yet the evil continues, and in volume scarcely a whit abated. If this, then, be fact, and it is submitted as such, it ought to be apparent that gumshoe methods in dealing with the bootleg industry have not proved a success, and a more effective and comprehensive treatment seems to be a necessity if it shall cease to flourish. The "Americanization" of England progresses. A London theatre manager, out of deferences to American patrons who "feel that if they pay the best prices they- should at least be ' allowed to wear what they like," has abrogated the tradition requiring evening dress in the stalls. HI'M'M I III III 1 I 1 111 1 I I-I-I-l Northern News Notes:: !??! I II 11 I 1 I I I I 1 I I I I I I M H"H Win. Dibble, one or the old timers of the Yukon, and a resident of White horse for a number of years, died last Tusday in Whitehorse. His body has been prepared for shipment to San Francisco for burial, leaving on the Curacao. ? ? ? Ten thousand pounds of mail has arrived in Valdez, Jan. 22, to be sent by dog team over the trail to Fair banks and the Interior. Owing to the snowslides and the difficulty in keep ing the Copper River & Northwest ern railway open to traffic, that route has been abandoned by the mail ser vice. ? * ? Immigration Inspector Maskevisc zius, after spending a few days in Skagway went south on the last Hum boldt to his headquarters in Ketchi kan. * ? * George Creighton, one of the best known steamboat men of the North, died in the Good Samaritan hospital at Dawson on Jan. 9, after a siege of eight days with pneumonia. Mr. Creighton was born in Australia 52 years ago, says the Dawson News. He had been in all parts of the world, and first came north in the Klondike rush in 1897 on the ocean steamer Ex celsior. Twenty years or more he was steward on ocean and river boats, and a man of happier disposition nev er walked. Captain Newcomb, Mate Schmidt and other o This companions on the packet Susie testified to this effect, and hundreds of shore 'friends have the same good word to say. "Simple Life George," as he was af fectionately known among the boys, never failed in his glad greetings. ? ? ? Postmaster Kindell, of Skagway, has received word from the Jualin wire less man that the plant just estab lished at the mine easily picks up the messages sent from Skagway, and that as soon as he has his transmitter installed he will be able to open com munication with the Kindell plant. Then a relay of messages will be easily made with Petersburg, Wran-; gell, Ketchikan, Prince Rupert and so on to the Sound. Louis Jacquot and E "Stormy" Pet rel, of Burwash, will leave for the hot springs at Tenakee, where they will boil the tin cans and pewter out of their system, says the Whitehorse Star. The former will later go south to Vancouver on business, returning about the middle of March. They re port their twenty or more horses as all wintering well on Burwash. "UNALGA" IN ARABIA ON XMAS DAY John Olds, manager of the Occiden tal hotel, yesterday received a post card from Chris Brieland, who is aboard the new revenue cutter Unal ga. The card is dated Christmas Day < and the ship was then at the port of ] Adin, Arabia. ] The Unalga is on her maiden voy- ? age and is coming west by traveling ! east. The ship was launched on the J Atlantic and is to take the place of < the Rush. Her station will be at Ju- ! neau. J 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. 12t. 1 CHANGES IN PACIFIC COAST CO.'S OFFICE B. R. Davis, formerly ticket agent on Pier B, for the Pacific Coast Steam ship Company, in Seattle, arrived in Juneau on the Curacao yesterday hav ing been transferred to the position of cashier of the Juneau ofllce to take the place of Victor Peterson, who has been transferred to the Skagway of fice. Mr. Peterson will probably leave to assume his new duties about the first : of February. Mr. Davis is getting ac quainted with the duties of his new po ^ sition here. FEMMER & RITTER See this firm for all kinds of dray ! ing and hauling. We guarantee sat ; isfaction and reasonable prices. Coai delivered promptly. Femmer & Rit ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phono 314. Residence phones ?102 or 403. ??? Phone your want ads to The Daily Empire, phone 3-7-4. 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 leaves Skagway the following day at 8:00 a. m. WILLIS E. NOWELL. MANAGER 111 .1 Professional Cards I R. W. JENNINGS ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Elulldlng, Juneau Z. R. CHENEY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW 4* Lewis Building, Juneau ?i Gunnison & Marshall ;; ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW Decker Building Juneau Alaska H. P. CROWTHER U. S. Deputy Surveyor " U. S. Mineral Surveyor Office ? Lewis Block ? Juneau -3 ._J' " ? N. WATANABE DENTIST Office Over Purity Pharmacy Juneau .... Alaska . JOHN B. DENNY jj ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Mining and Corporation Law Offices: Juneau, Alaska Seattle, Wash. \ The Empire for Job Printing Good Stock Plus h Modern Plant Plus 4 Printers that Know Equal! | Unexcelled Printing I MAIN STREET a Phone 3-7-4 ! ?M-H-H-i-r?m-i-i 11; 111 i"i 111111111111 n 1111 n 1111 n 111 ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. STEAMERS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN, WRANGEL, PETERS- '? BURG, DOUGLAS, JUNNEAU, HAINES AND SKAGWAY II JEFFERSON Northbound.... J AN. 26 Southbound ....JAN. 27 ALAMEDA " JAN. 29 !! NORTHWESTERN Westbound JAN. 30 ;; MARIPOSA " FEB. 1 Southbound FEB. 7 Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Through tickets to San Francisco. ELMER E. SMITH, Douglas Agt. WILLIS E. NOWELL, Agt. J ?HH-M'lI' I-1 I I I I I 1 I I 1 I I I I I I I I 1 1 I 1 I 1 1 1 1 I I 1 l !??!? HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. Tho Alaska Flyer S. S. HUMBOLDT T)i>- Aln.tkn Flyer NORTHBOUND JAN. 22 SOUTHBOUND JAN. 23 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Ollice, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.--B.C.CoastService Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson, Prince Rupert. Swan son, Alert Hay, Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCCSS MAY JAN. 31 Front and Seward Sts. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. t. spickktt. akl ! H I I I I 111 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 II I I II I I U I I I I I I ALASKA COAST CO. ij For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, . ? ! Seldovia?SAILS FROM JUNEAU !! ! S. S. YUKON DEC. 27 ! SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA !! I connecting at Seattle for San Francisco 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 jj ?H Ml H a I I I i I I II I I I I I I II I I I I I I H I I I I I I 1 I I I I I I I I I I I n FERRY TIME SCHEDULE JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be I tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau foi : Douirlnx nnd j Tread well *8:00 a. 11:. 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. in. r! Lv. Tread well for Juneau ?8: 25 a. in. 9:25 a. m. | 12:00 noon ' 1:40 p. in. | 3:25 p.m. | 4:55 p. m. ! 6:55 p.m. ' 8:25 p.m. ! 9:25 p. m. , 11:25 p. in. leaves Douglas for Juneau *8:30 a.m. I 9:30 a.m. 12:05 p. m. 1:45 p. m. 3:30 p. id 5:30 p.m. I 7:05 p.m. 8:30 p. m. 9:30 p. m. 11:30 p. m. Leaves Juneau dally for Sheep Creek 1 11:00 a. m. 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. 5:10 p. m. From Jun<-au for Sheep Creek Saturday Nixht Only 11:00 p. m. for Juneau Returning Leaves Sheep Creek 11:40 p. m. Leaves Treadwell ll:4r? p. m. Leaves Douglas 11:50 p. m. Sunday Srh^luli' ana- as aluve. exccut trjj> li-avinir Junr.ia at S a. m. ia omitted | H I I I I 1 I I I 1 I I I H i I I~H I ?! -I I M -I I I I I I H I I I i I 1 1 I 1 I 1 1 i I I I ' * OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX :: [ Restaurant in Connection Established 1881 European Plan COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME " L - FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS, Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA j; 1 I I I 1 1 1 I I I 1 I 1 I"!11 I I I I 1 1 I I I I I I I 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 I 1 1 I I 1 1 I 1 1 I I 1 I 1 i UNION IRON WORKS ^achine Shop and Foundry Gas Engines and Mill Castings Agents Union Ghs Engine and Regal Gas Engine I I I I I I I II I 1 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I M I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I II I I 5 WHEN YOU NEED :: Furniture, Mattresses, Stoves, Ranges:! Cooking Utensils or Crockery and vou want full value for your money ko to 1! JOHN P. BENSON, the Furniture Dealer:: Cor. Third and Seward Streets, Juneau Tons upon tons of new and up-to-date goods arrive at our store every week ? ? I I I I I II I I I 1 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 I I I I I I I II We Are jHeadquarters for DRY GOODS, CLOTHING BOOTS AND SHOES, FURNISHINGS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA -TREADW&L GOLD. MINING CO.