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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 postolfico at Ju- j ?eau. 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. FEBRUARY 1. 1913. A GRATIFYING REPORT THE very excellent and complete report of the "commerce and customs business" of Alaska for the year 1912, which is just at hand from the othce of Collector of Customs J. R. Willis, makes a gratifying showing. The report states: "Al though there was no material increase in the population of Alas ka during the calendar year 1912, the commerce of the territory broke all former records in almost every particular." The total trade was twenty-seven per cent higher than for any previous year, while the balance of trade in favor of Alaska was the largest of record, amounting to nearly twenty million dollars. It is further shown that for the first time in the his tory of the Territory both the shipments of merchandise from the United States and from Alaska, passed the twenty million mark. Another matter of more than passing interest?especial ly to the people of Southeastern Alaska?is the statement that the shipments to this section "show an enormous increase, and are more than double those of any of the other three divisions? due to the increase of salmon canneries and the extensive de vlopment of mining properties in the Juneau district." Alaska, until within a recent time, has been known princi pally for her production of gold and furs, and gold constituted the great proportion of the Territory's exports; and, as the re port states, though greater in 1912 than for the two previous years, it was fifty per cent less in value than the total of the other Alaska products shipped to the United States and was ex ceeded by the single item of salmon?canned and otherwise pre served. These statements are more than ordinarily interesting and are significant as well. They show a wonderful expansion of the sa'mon cannery business and accentuate the necessity existing for the proper conservation of this valuable food fish by the enforcement of sane regulations and the artificial propagation of the species. Salmon is a much too important asset of the Ter ritory to permit the depletion of these waters. The production of gold indicates an upward tendency and it is safe to say that the low water mark in the mining of Alaska gold has been reached, and the coming years will note a steady increase, due to the extensive development of quartz and the in troduction of dredges to handle the immense low grade alluvial deposits of Seward peninsula and the interior country. The steady increase in the output of copper also shows the advance that Alaska is making in this important industry. The careful and methodical work of Collector of Customs Willis and his efficient staff, is worthy of commendation. The statistics presented have been carefully compiled and they will be of large benefit to the Territory at large, as they typify in a concrete way the strides that Alaska is making industrially and commercially. A fatal accident last night was narrowly averted when an alley broke and dropped several people, including a number of women and children, into the tideflats below Fortunately the tide was out and no one was drowned. But it was a most un pleasant and unnecessary experience, and is such as to call for an investigation. There is a blameworthiness somewhere. AN URGENT NECESSITY. THAT there is no provision made by the Government for pay ing the necessary expenses that must be incurred in effect ing quarantine and caring for the afflicted, in case of an ep idemic of contagious diseases in Alaska, is as deplorable as it is true. The Government cannot be blind to the fact that such a condition exists. As a matter of fact it is not. Representations have been made time and again to Washington, but without re sult. A little more than a year ago the town of Eagle maintained a quarantine against Dawson, where smallpox was prevalent, and the town after exhausting its own treasury made an appeal for financial help from other towns of the Yukon country. The United States officials rendered all the aid they could, but a fed eral official in Alaska is not a national bank, and if he were to respond to every appeal to his purse, his diet would soon be re duced to straight beans. Following the Eagle quarantine small-pox appeared among the natives at Fort Yukon and on the Porcupine river, in Can ada. The Yukon territorial government immediately dispatched a relief steamer with medical and other supplies, and instituted a strict quarantine and the disease was soon stamped out. On the American side the missionaries and other white people did the best they could until the epidemic was abated. Common humanity, to say nothing of common decency, de mands that permanent provision be made for effecting a prompt quarantine in such cases, and to do this a fund must be created and placed at the disposal of the federal authorities in each ju dicial division. The diphtheria outbreak at Sitka and Hoonah serves to em phasize the urgent need of some adequate means to meet an emergency of this kind. The territorial legislature would do well to memorialize the Congress and endeavor to obtain relief from an intolerable condition. RECALL OF PRESIDENTS Mr IF WE are to have the recall of judges and other elective of ficials, why should the President of the United States be ex empt ? He holds his office by the will of the people, the same as a county coroner or a justice of the peace; and if the lesser officials are made subject to recall the President should take his chance with the rest of the elect. The recall of officials may have its virtues; we know it has its faults, and in the cases to which it has been applied, and which have come to our knowledge, it has not been an unmixed blessing. When a dishonest or incom petent man attains ollice the operation of the recall system can be made to meet his case, but it has been worked overtime by people who have had nothing better to do. A number of cities have adopted it, and so has the State of California, and it will no doubt in time be reduced to a simple workable quantity. Some thing that it now lacks. 111111111111II1111II111 i 1111111 III I> j Add to the Comfort and Charm of Your Home !! ? Nothing adds more to the attractiveness of the home than , , n well-appointed table. It helps to mukc the homo the place , , home oiiKht to be. And you would ho surprised, perhnps. , , how much it adds to the positive relish of the ineal. Wo , , make it easy for you to supply your home?little by little, if , , you like?with n tasteful pattern of silverware. , , These Koods art; up-to-date and most reliable of any made , , Come and See Our Look for the Trade Mark l , Silverware Department ?' GORHAM CO. i ? 11111111 I I I 1 I 'I i'l I'M I'M I I III MM H-l :: Alaska News Notes ;; ?i -i i ; i i i i I i 1 I i i 1 i I i H 1 1 i I l ? J. A. Jacobsen an old time prospec-1 tor of th j Copper river country, had the misfortune to freeze his feet bad-! ly on the Chestocliina. * ? ? 1\ \V. Brwin, father of Judge 0. B., Krwln, of Fairbanks, died recently in, Omaha. ? ? ? Commissioner Albrocht, of Iditarod, i recently fined three men $250 each for running a gambling game. ? ? ? Seven soldiers were arrested at St. i Michael in December for criminally assaulting a native woman. They broke into her shack, took the wom an and her baby and 15-ycar old daugh ter out on the ice in the bay. The girl succeeded in escaping. The baby was thrown into the snow. Only three of the soldiers were identified. ? ? ? Hydraulicking on Mastodon creek, Circle district, Pete Anderson last fall worked for 30 days, with a night and day crew of five men each and netted $1,000 a day. ? ? ? A. G. Peterson, an aged Fairbanks rancher, died at that place recently. ? ? ? J. A. Cameron, United States com missioner at Circle City, has been in dicted by a grand jury as the result of a fight between squawmen and bootleggers. It is believed by many that the grand jury has been imposed upon. ? ? t The ten-stamp mill at Chcna is re ported to be running day and night. ? ? ? A fire in Seward destroyed the home of the Daykiu family and damaged the Wayne Blue home. Mrs. Day kin and) daughter were burned about the face, but not seriously. ? ? 9 Joseph Geraghty, supposed to have been murdered In the Chandlar coun try several years ago, by Indians, is said to be alive on the Arctic coast, near Herschel island, where he is liv ing with the natives. ? 9 9 Tom Aitken, the Iditarod mining man, reputed to be worth a million, walked into the marshal's office at Valdez, and paid a debt of $92 for Jack Connolly, who had been arrest ed there on a complaint from Fair banks. Aitken some years ago signed a check for $600,000 for Frank Man ley, when some interior bankers were trying to squeeze Manley out of some valuable ground. The Fidalgo Mining Co. made its first shipment of ore to the Tacoma smelter a few days ago. The ore runs about $20 to the ton. The mine is in the Valdez section. ? ? * Friends of United States Marshal H. P. Sullivan, of Valdez, have circulated a petition asking that he be retained in office under the Wilson administra tion. INDIANS ARE CARRYING PLEA T6 WASHINGTON The Prince of Wales, the present Chief of the Clallam tribe of Indians, who have been homeless and landless since 1855, has started from Seattle for Washington. D. C., to present to Congress and to the Interior Depart ment the Indian's petition for redress of grievances which they have en dured nearly fifty-eight years. In 1855 a treaty between the In dians and the government was ratified under the terms of which the Indians were to surrender their hereditary lands lying between Cape Flattery and Hoods Canal for 2,840 acres near Point No Point, in Washington State. The Indians vacated their lands, but when they arrived at their new hunt ing ground, found it had been given to another tribe. Repeated appeals have failed to get the return of their old homes or the assignment of new lands, it is al leged, and now the Prince of Wales is on his way to make a last appeal to the Great White Father. The treaty on which the Clallams base their position was signed Jan. 26, 1855, by the Duke of York, the Prince of Wale's predecessor, and fif ty sub-chiefs for the Indians by Gov. I Isaac I. Stevens, for the government. CHURCH NOTES. Methodist Episcopal. K. C. Blackwell, Pastor Services morning and evening at 11 and 7:30 o'clock. Sunday School at 12 in. Young People's Meeting at 6:30. Meeting of the Official Board, Thursday evening. Meeting of the Tuesday evening. Prayer meeting, Woman's Social Union Friday after noon at 2:30 at the home of Mrs. i Dickinson. Presbyterian Church John B. Stevens, Pastor. Morning service at 11, subject "The Distinctive Feature of Christian Faith." Evening service at 7:30, sub ject. "The Relation of Environment to Responsibility." Special music by male choir. Sunday School meets at 12 m. The Ladies' Guild will meet at the manse on Friday afternoon at 2:30. Trinity Episcopal. Tomorrow being the first Sunday of the month there will be Holy Com munion at 8:00 a. in. Sunday School at 12:30. Evening prayer and sermon at 7:30. Rev. G. E. Renison will preach the first of a special series of l.enten sermons beginning tomorrow evening, subject, "The Power of a Religious Life." Everyone is cordial ly welcome. Ladies' Guild meeting on Thursday at 2:30. Choir practice Thursday evening at 7:30. Christian Science Chirstian Science service is held in the Christian Science hall, Sunday, at 11 a. m., subject "Love." The public is welcome. Sunday School is held at 12:30. Literature and information of Christian Science can be had at the reading room on Wednesdays from two to five. 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. IT, 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 L Lewis Building, Juneau Gunnison & Marshall ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW ! Decker Building Juneau Alaska 1 H. P. CROWTHER U. S. Deputy Surveyor * U. S. Mineral Surveyor Office ? Lewis Block ? Juneau 1 ? N. WATANABE DENTIST Office Over Purity Pharmacy Juneau - Alaska JOHN B. DENNY ! ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Mining and Corporation Law Offices: Juneau, Alaska Seattle, Wash. j I I I 1 The Empire for I Job Printing Good Stock Plus Modern Plant Plusg Printers that Know Equal| Unexcelled Printing MAIN STREET Phone|3-7-4 ? I HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. The Almtkn Flyer S. S. HUMBOLDT The AU.ika Flyer NORTHBOUND JAN. 22 SOUTHBOUND JAN. 23 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Ollice, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFOKD, Agent TTT'I -I I I I 1 I 1 I I 1 1 1 I I I 1 I-H-H -l-l-Jh ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. I ! STEAM KKS CALLING AT KETCHIKAN, WRANGEL, PETERS- - ! BURG, DOUGLAS, JUNNEAU, HAINES AND SKAGWAY JEFFERSON Northbound JAN. 26 Southbound JAN. 27 * i ALAMEDA " JAN. 29 1 ; NORTHWESTERN Westbound JAN. 30 ;* ? MARIPOSA " FEB. 1 Southbound FEB. 7 "? Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Through C tickets to San Francisco. I j- ELMER E. SMITH, Douglas Agt. WILLIS E. NOWELL, Agt. ? . iiimT CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastServicc Sailing from Juneau for I'ort Simp?on. Prince Rupert, Swnniton, Alert Hay, Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY JAN. 31 Front nn<! Sewnrtl Sts. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. T SPICKETT. Atrt. | ^ h 11 h 111 i 1111111111111111111111 n i n 111111 h 1111111 ij ALASKA COAST CO, ;i For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdcz, Latouche, Seward, ?. ! Seldovia?SAILS FROM JUNEAU !! !! S. S. YUKON - - - FEBRUARY 14 I I !! SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA " [ I connecting at Seattle for San Francisco and Southern California ports ] \ '? S. S. YUKON - ? - ? FEBRUARY 4 ? Right is reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notice. > ? a ? For further information apply to S. H. Ewing, Juneau Agent. ALASKA COAST COMPANY, Seattle ? ? U i i IHIH 1 1 H I i I I ! I I i I M I II I I M I I I I I I I I I II M I I I I I I II * PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. \ * STEAMERS FOR ? SKATTI.K, TACOMA, ? ^ Victoria Vancouver, Bellingham, Everett, Olympia, Port Townsend, * * South Bellingham, Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mexico, San Francisco, ^ ? Anacortcs, Los Angeles and San Diego. J % C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. G. W. ANDREWS, G. A. P. D. ? ? 112 Market Street, San Francisco. 113 James Street, Seattle + ? Q C NORTHBOUND FEB. 4 ? ? Curacao southbound feb. 5 ? ? Right Reserved to Change Schedule. S. HOWARD EWING, Local Agt. ^ FERRY TIME SCHEDULE JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau for Douglas and Trcndwcll : 00 a. IK. 9:00 a. n:. 11:00 a. m. 1:00 p. in. 3:00 p m. 4:30 p. m. 6:30 p. m. 8:00 p. m. 9:00 p. ni. 11:00 i) m. Lv. Trend well for Juneau *8:25 a. ra. 9:25 a. ra. 12:00 noon 1:40 p. ra. 3:25 p. m. 4:55 p. m. 6:55 p. m. 8:25 p. m. 9:25 p. m. 11:25 n. m. leaves Douglas for Juneau ?8:30 a.m. I 9:30 a.m. J 12:05 p. m. 1 1:45 p.m. j 3:30 p. m 5:30 p. m. 7:05 p.m. 1 8:30 p. m. 9:30 p. m. 11:30 p. m. leaves Juneau ilaily for Sheep Creek 11:00 a. m. 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. rn. 5:10 p. ra. From Juneau for Sheep Creek Suturd: y Nitrht Only \ llTOOp.m for Juneau Returning Leaves Sheep Creek 11:40 p. m. Leaves Treadwell 11:45 p. m. Leaves Douglas 11:50 p. m. lay Schedule Mine :i a!*-.1. ??. ?-\r.?pf t rip l?'avimr .? uru-ac al > :t. in. ?H-l I !? lMI"i"I"l' I11 I' I' I I I I I I I I 'I -I'S-H-H-H- II 1 M I I 1 M H 1 I I i 1 1 M-H OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX Restaurant in Connection Established 1881 European Plan j ;; COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME !! ~ FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS, Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA " ?i'l 1 I11 J '1 ?M-Hiil"l"Ii! 1"I"1..1"I..H"F-H"l-1-|H|M-I"M M|M I I 1 1-M I M-I 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 ? <. BOOTS AND SHOES, FURNISHINGS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA-TREAOWELL GOLD MINING CO.