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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. 3-7-4 Entered as second-class matter November 7, 1912 at the postottice at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1S79. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 0?e year, by mail $10.00 Six months, by mail 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU. ALASKA. TUESDAY. JANUARY 28. 1913. THE COMING OF PRESIDENT WILSON ACCORDING to a dispatch printed in The Empire of yes terday, President Wilson purposes visiting Alaska as soon after his inauguration as is possible for him to do so. He has stated his intention of seeing Alaska and Alaska conditions for himself, and he wishes especially to examine into the coal land situation. There is only one matter for regret, and that is his expressed intention of visiting first the Philippines. This he will do immediately after the close of the special session of the Congress, and it may not be possible for him to visit Alaska at a favorable season of the year; and it is possible that his in vestigation would have to be deferred until the following year. The Empire would like to see the next President visit all the dif ferent divisions of the Territory and not merely the coastal re gion. No man can gain an adequate idea of Alaska until he has traversed not only the entire coast but the mighty interior coun try and the Bering sea section as well; and if nothing else im presses him its vastness will No President of the United States has ever visited Alaska. Three have penetrated the "boundless West," at different times, as far as Seattle, but none has ever taken interest enough in this great country to see it for himself. Both former President Roosevelt and President Taft have expressed a desire to visit the Territory, but that was as far as they ever got. But we believe that President Wilson means to see Alaska for himself and learn about it at first hand. This early-ex pressed interest in this remote region augurs well. It means that President Wilson's administration will at least attempt to give it recognition as an integral part and parcel of the nation, and not continue to treat it as it has been treated for more than forty five years?as a purchased, though undesirable annex. President Wilson will receive an enthusiastic welcome from all the people. It will be a real, warm-hearted, spontaneous greet ing from a people who have suffered much, but who are loyal to American institutions, who represent the best types of Amer ican citizenship, and who believe in American ideals. MATTERS OF COMMON INTEREST THERE are many important matters that confront the peo ple of Juneau, and their right or wrong solution will have a not inconsiderable bearing upon the future welfare of the town. The Empire is sincerely desirious of doing everything in its power to improve civic conditions, wheresoever improvement is needed, and to assist in the upbuilding of this city and district, and to strengthen the hands of those who are working for the common good. It is the men who do things that need encouragement and support. The man who discovers a mine is a real benefactor; the men who stand ready to undertake the work of developing it add to the common prosperity: men who bring about civic bet terments are also doing a patriotic work, and nearly always it is unselfish. Men of the types mentioned are those who make two blades of grass grow where only one grew before?and they are the real benefactors of the human race. Within the last two or three months a variety of subjects having a purely local bearing have occupied the attention of the people. The necessity existing for the construction and opera tion of a cold storage plant has been recognized, and action has been taken looking to that end. This is a step forward and is a direct acknowledgement of the growing importance of the fish ing industry. Steps have also been taken toward securing the reclamation of the tidelands so that the city may be ready for the expansion of business that is at hand. The outlook is hopeful that Alaska will soon be producing coal instead of importing it from a foreign country. The people of Alaska have been paying tribute for an inferior article long enough, and The Empire is heartily in opposition to any project that has for its purpose the tieing up of the city in any way by contracting with any person, firm or corporation, to supply coal or furnish transportation therefor for any stated period The time may come when such contract might be found desirable, but certainly not now, with a reasonable prospect that Alaska coal will soon be in common use throughout the territory. Another matter ot interest to the people ot this city is the coming of the revenue cutter Unalga. This port has been de signed as her permanent headquarters. The situation confront ing the city was stated in this newspaper's columns yesterday. W ithout adequate berthage accommodations there is danger that some other place may be designated as the vessel's home station. There is more than the mere money loss involved. There is the town's prestige as the Capital City of the territory. And that is worth looking after. From the material side an expenditure of $5,000 to $6,000 a month is worth considering. It will reach from $60,000 to $75,000 a year?expended right here among the business men, for supplies of different kinds, and for fuel. The permanent location of a revenue cutter here will mark the beginning of this port as an Alaska headquarters for that service. With the growth of Alaska and the development of its resources, other vessels will be added, until we may have the nucleus of a naval station. In any event it would seem to be the part of prudence to see to it that steps are taken to hold the ground we have already gained. THE NEW YORK STOCK GAMBLERS THE New York Stock Exchange in its brief, filed with the Money Trust investigation committee, seems to have direct ly challenged the government's position as to its right to regulate the affairs of a corporation organized under the laws of a State, what though, we suppose, it may do an interstate bus- ( iness. However, the New York institution has the saving grace ' to say that it is far from asserting that the State itself is with out the power of regulating the corporations that it has created. 1111111111 a 11 o i ci 1111111111111111 n 11 Add to the Comfort and Charm of Your Home :: Nothing adds more to the attractiveness of the homo than , , A well-appointed tabic. It helps to make the home the placo , , home ought to be. And you would be surprised, perhaps. , , how much it adds to the positive relish of the meal. Wo , , make it easy for you to supply your home-little by little, if , , you like?with a tasteful pattern of silverware. , , There goods are up-to-date nnd mast reliable of any made , , Come and See Our Silverware Department UCHARICK *3 JEWELER and OPTICIAN I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Look for the Trade Mark , , of the ' | GORHAM CO. ? ? When one glances over the history of the past, cause may be found to wonder why the New York Stock Exchange even made such partial admission. With a few motions on the typewriter the old question of State's rights is flung forthwith into the face of the Federal government, so to speak. Our own opin ion as to the New York Stock Exchange is that it is a piratical institution, a band of bold buccaneers, who have given them selves letters of marque to prey upon the gullible people of the country. It is not even an incorporation; it has no license to do business from the State of New York. It is simply an aggre gation of men who have associated themselves together for ! stock gambling purposes, and who up to the present time have held themselves above the operation of law?and they have suc ceeded in escaping everything else, except the condemnation of publicity. Their business, as it is conducted, is not legitimate, and yet they dispute the right of the Federal government to in terfere with them. The business of the New York Stock Ex change is co-extensive with the United States, for its patrons are found everywhere and the crop of suckers never fails, though there ar lean seasons, as well as seasons of plenty. In view of the cocky attitude of the New York financial high binders it is high time for the government of the United States to take cognizance of their attitude and try conclusions with them. One or the other must win, and we would like to know which is the stronger?for curiosity's sake, and other reasons. MUSINGS It's a poor rule than won't work both ways, but drinking to a mail's health isn't going to improve your own. ? ? ? You can't always tell by appear ances. The weakest sometimes carry around the biggest opinions of them selves. * ? ? It is (juite possible for a fellow to be continually broke without shatter ing any traditions. m m m .Most of us know when to stop? i after it's too late. ? ? ? .Many a man who is afraid to take a chance loses his money on a sure thing. * * t After all there isn't a great deal of difference between being lucky and having a bit of common sense. ? ? ? A practical joke, like most things, is only funny on one side. CHEER UP! If you are blue and disgruntled, if you are afflicted with megrims and melancholia, cheer up! The year that ' stretches ahead is almost sure to be pleasanter for you than for the Sultan of Turkey. TONS OF GOLI) SENT FROM NORTH During the fourteen years that the Seattle assay offlce has been in exist-' ence $210,000,000 worth of northern gold has been received at that place. Of this amount Nome contributed $49, 000,000; Tanana Valley, $43,000,000; Iditarod, $3,000,000; and the balance of Alaska $10,000,000. From the Yu kon territory there was received $83, 000,000 and $18,000,000 from British Columbia. THE FISHING FLEET. Rolfe?Sailed Jan. 19. Kennebec?Sailed Jan. 21. Aloha?Out. Dora H.?Sailed Jan. 25. Pacific?Arrived Jan. 22. 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?Ar. Jan. 25. Valkyrie?Out. Xhanthus?Sailed Dec. 19. Wajfe?Sailed Jan 5. White Star?In port Lister?Sailed Jan. 25. Olympic?Sailed Dec. 10. Dick?At Sitka Dolphin?Sailed Jan. 15. Halley's?Out. Alameda?Out. Annie?Ar. Jan. 24. 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. The only place in Juneau where you < can buy Augustine & Kyer's famous < candies is at Barragar's Postoffice J Store. A fresh shipment just received < .. < Subscribe for The Empire. ^ ADVERTISED LETTERS List of letters remaining unclaimed in tho Postollice at Juneau, Alaska, on Jan. 25. 1912. Parties calling for them should call for "Advertised Let ters." and give date of list. Cale, Miss E. Collins, L. H. Crocer, John. Cryslo, Miss Alice. DeCorreos, Admor. Dudley, Val (four) Johnson, Edd. Hanson, Hans Hansen, Chas. Y. Keefe, Tom. Pratt. M. S. Smith, Geo. Strom, Fred. Wain, A. F. Ytterli, Peter. Yorke, J. H. E. L. HUNTER. P.M. Finest line of Calabash pipes in Alaska at BURFORD'S iMl I ? ??I I ? I ? I I I ?? 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 Professional Cards R. W. JENNINGS ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Z. R. CHENEY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Gunnison & Marshall ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW ! Decker Building Juneau Alaska H. P. CROWTHER U. S. Deputy Surveyor j U. S. Mineral Surveyor i 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. \ r Tne Empire for Job Printing Good Stock Plus I; Modern Plant Plus H Printers that Know Equal| Unexcelled Printing MAIN STREET j Phonel3-7-4 3 HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. ! Tho Alaska Flyer S. S. HUMBOLDT The Alaska I !><-r NORTHBOUND JAN. 22 SOUTHBOUND JAN. 23 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Olllcc, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent I ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. |! - STEAMKItS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN, WRANGEL, PETERS- *" I BURG, DOUGLAS, JUNNEAU, HAINES AND SKAGWAY \'m - JEFFERSON Northbound... .JAN. 26 Southbound JAN. 27 i ALAMEDA " JAN. 29 !! 'r NORTHWESTERN Westbound JAN. 30 ;; [ MARIPOSA " FEB. 1 Southbound FEB. 7 h Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Through 4 L tickets to San Francisco. X j- ELMER E. SMITH, Douglas Agt. WILLIS E. NOWELL, Agt. ?j I--I-1 I I 1 I I I I I I I I I I I I 1 1 I I 1 I 1" CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C. Coast Service Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson. Prince Rupert Swunson, Alert Bay. Vancouver Victoria nnd Seattle PRINCESS MAY JAN. 31 Front and Seward St*. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE j.t.spickktt. a*t. t-K-#- S? H 8 8 8 M I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I II I I I I I I I I II I I I I I I I I I I I ?l j ALASKA COAST CO. ;i For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdcz, Latouche, Seward, < > ! Seldovia?SAILS FROM JUNEAU !! ! S. S. YUKON DEC. 27 I! ! SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA I! | connecting at Seattle for San Franci6co 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 'j H-W i I I ! I H I II I I I I I I 1 I I I I 1 I I I I I I I II I I I I I I I I I I I I I ? III FERRY TIME SCHEDULE ,JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be J tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau for j Douglas and 1 I Tread well j ?8:00 a.m. ! 9:00 a. m. I 11:00 a. m. ) 1:00 p.m. j 3:00 p m. 4:30p.m. 1 6:30 p.m. 8:00 p. m. 9:00 p. m. 11 :00 p. in. I.v. Trend well for Juneau ?8:25 a. m. I 9:25 a. m. I 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. in Loaves Douglas for , Juneau ?8:30 a.m. I 9:30 a. m. I 12:05 p. m. 1:45 p. m. 3:30 p. in 5:30 p. m. 7:05 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 1 11:30 p. m. Ix^ivos Juneau daily for Sheep Creek 11:00 a. m. 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. 5:10 p. m. From Junoau for Sheep Creek Saturday Niichl Only 11:00 p. m. for Juneau Returning Leaves Sheep Creek 11:40 p. m. Leaves Treadwell 11:45 p. in. Leaves Douglas 11:50 p. m. Sunday Schedule same as above. except trip leaving Juneau at 8 a. m. ii omitted | r OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX '': \ Restaurant in Connection Established 1881 European Plan i COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME !! jj FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS, Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA ?? -'?H-rW 1 M M M 1 H-l M I I I I M I 1 1 I II I I I I I I 1 1 I I I I 1 I 1 1 1 1 UNION IRON WORKS Machine Shop and Foundry Gas Engines and Mill Castings Agents Union Gas Engine and Itegal Gas Engine I 111 1111 I 11 II111 11111 1111 I 111111111111111111II11 1111; ; WHEN YOU NEED *: ! Furniture, Mattresses, Stoves, Ranges!! Cooking Utensils or Crockery :: ; and vou want full value for your money go to !! :JOHN P. BENSON, the Furniture Dealer:; ! Cor. Third and Seward Streets, Juneau 1 ? ! Tons upon tons of new and up-to-date ijoods arrive at our store every week < ? 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 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I We Are |Headquarters for DRY GOODS, CLOTHING BOOTS AND SHOES, FURNISHINGS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA-TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.