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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. 3-7-4 Enter* : as second-class matter November 7. 1912 at the postofllce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Q?e year, by mall $10.00 Six months, by mail 5.00 Per month, delivered 100 JUNEAU. ALASKA. FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 7. 1913. A NEW ORDER OF THINGS A FOUR-STORY concrete building, modern in every way, with electric elevators and all other up-to-date conveniences, such as is proposed by Charles Goldstein augurs well for the per manency of this city, and its rapid growth. Somebody remarked recently that Juneau had passed the "shack stage." The remark is true. It has; and the proposed construction of the building referred to, and of others, indicates that this view is entertained by some of the city's best business men. Juneau needs not only more buildings suitable for business purposes, but it needs residences as well. The demand for dwell ing houses is now acute, and it promises soon to become chronic, unless steps are taken to meet the requirements of a constantly increasing population. And, it is feared, the demand will in crease to such proportions that it will be physically impossible to meet it. An unprecedented rush to Juneau the coming spring may be anticipated; and under existing conditions it will be a matter for regret. A steady growth is desirable, because it is healthy; a mad rush is the reverse. What Juneau needs now is not a sud den large influx of people, but only such as may be able to obtain employment and secure business opportunities that may be open for them. A New York banker is willing to pay $1,000,000 to bring Dr. Friedmann's tuberculosis serum to New York "if it can be dem onstrated that the treatment will cure ninety-five out of a hun dred cases." That is a pretty stiff percentage. A consumption cure that would be efficacious in 50. 20, 10, peradventure in 1, per cent of cases would be worth while. TWO ALASKA RAILWAY SYSTEMS THERE will be a difference of opinion in Cordova and Valdez as to which is the best terminal point for the proposed gov ernment railroad to the Tanana and Yukon valleys. The report of the railroad commission favors Cordova "if satisfac tory arrangements can be made with the Copper river and North western Railroad; and failing this the connection should be made with Valdez by way of the Thompson pass route." It has been stated that the owners of the Copper River and Northwestern Railroad are willing to either sell or lease that road to the government, and there is probably truth in the re port. And it is possible that it could be bought outright for considerably less than it cost. The route from Valdez to Fairbanks by way of Thompson's pass is claimed by many to be the best direct route to the Ta nana country, and it is also alleged that a railroad by that route would open to development a fine mineral and an agricultural country of excellent possibilities. The second railroad system rec ommended is from Seward, through the Susitna and Kuskokwim valleys to the Iditarod, the line also to tap the Matanuska coal fields. The opening of the coal fields of Alaska is directly depend ent upon railroad transportation for the product. Until such time as this is furnished the coal deposits will lie dormant. Giv en the needed railroads the coal development problem will be speedily solved. ?? ? * ?' _* The report of the railroad commission ana me message 01 President Taft to the Congress in connection therewith, are im portant at this time only insofar as these documents, showing the result of the commission's observations, shall serve to cre ate public sentiment in favor of the projects there recommend ed. The next Congress and the new administration must deal with all the questions involved, and, as was pointed out by this newspaper recently there will remain much work to be done, it is to be feared, before the government undertakes this most im portant work in behalf of the Territory's development. The estimated cost of the two proposed railway systems should not, and we believe will not, be such as to cause much hesitancy on the part of Congress either to undertake the work as a government project, or to guarantee the bonds and interest thereon, as suggested in the President's message. Annapolis middies have been ordered to "cut out" candy and cream puffs. Doubtless the order will be subject to modification when we have co-education at the military and naval academies under "full equality." A CLOSED INCIDENT IT IS noted that the Alaska Steamship Company has rejected the proposed contract with the city whereby the company was to use exclusively the City dock in return for the exclu sive privilege of carrying coal for municipal use. With the re jection of the contract the incident may be said to be closed. The question, however, of the need of more dockage facilities has not lost its importance. The municipal dock has been a success, as such institutions usually are, and its extension, if possible, would be to the advan tage of the city and of importance to transportation companies doing business with Juneau. MR. MORGAN IS NO "PIKER" ANYWAY J. Pierpont Morgan is no "piker." When he is called upon to underwrite a trust he receives a very sub stantial honorarium for his distinguished services. For services rendered in launching the Harvester Trust the firm of J. P. Morgan & Co. received a rake-off of three million dollars. The same firm received many times that amount for organiz ?I 1111II1111111111111111 1111 III... ing the billion dollar United States Steel Corporation. It would1 not be denied that both jobs were well done from a Trust stand point. Both the Steel Trust and the Harvester Trust are top notchers in the Trust family, and both attest the financial gen ius of the Morgan Company. It is an undoubted fact that J. Pierpont Morgan & Co. have been the greatest factors the world has ever known in successful ly underwriting trusts of mamoth magnitude. Perhaps but for the financial genius at the head of that firm such giant combin I at ions as the Steel and Harvester Trusts might be unknown. That police grafter in New York is said to have received $50,000 in five years. "And still we wonder at the increase of | crime"?in New York. 11 I n 111111111111111111111111111 Add to the Comfort and Charm of Your Home !! Nothing udds more to the attractiveness of the homo than , , a well-appointed table. It helps to make the home the place , , homo ought to be. And you would be 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 like?with ? tasteful pattern of silverware. . ? These goods are up-to-date and moat reliable of any made , , Come and See Our Look for tho Trade Mnrk , , Silverware Department ?I"' j J GORHAM CO. ?' i i i i ; ; i i i i i 111 111 i 11 i i : ;! i :: Northern News Notes -I--I I I 1 I- t-i I I I I I I 1 The first Christian work on the i Queen Charlotte islands was under [ taken in 1876 by Archdeacon Colli son. ? * ? The weather on the Queen Char-1 lotte islands this winter has been very mild. In fact all winters are nearly' I alike. It is true there has been a j I little frost and snow, but nothing to speak of. ? ? ? Traders, freighters, home-steaders and officers of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police in Edmonton and Northern Alberta are unanimously in favor of the proposal to establish a series of wireless stations from Atha-, basca down the Mackenzie river and from there to Rampart House, in the Yukon. ? ? ? The G. T. P. steel has reached Por phyry creek, where the next big bridge is to be constructed. Stables for the contractors" freighting department are being erected at that point, and it is j understood a siding will be put in at j a point sixteen and a half miles from ! Ilazelton. where the freighters for ? the railway and the Bulkley valley, ' merchants will receive their loads. ? ? ? John Morrison, a Prince Rupert line man, is in the city hospital. He is suffering from blood poisoning and the case is a rather unusual one. Sometime ago, while walking with his : "climbers" on, he spiked himself in the leg. the steel penetrating to the boae. Ill mm* Ed. Kely, a familiar figure on Ket chikan's water front, has been arrest ed for stealing furs from the light house depot of that town. ? ? ' A poliglot, from Europe, says the Prince Rupert Empire, who has been i here for several weeks looking out for investments in city realty and farm lands, says it is remarkable what a figure the native of Norway and Swe den cut in this city. "Sweden is now." j he says, "the most important country 1 of the two, and yet when a native l of either gets into trouble he is al ways called a Swede in the newspa- ? pers. On the other hand, should he; do well and get into society, the report [ ers invariably refer to him as a "Nor wegian gentleman." ? ? ? The long-listed $3 poll tax in Brit-1 ish Columbia has at last been relegated I ~ to the scrap heap, says the Prince Ru- f** pert Empire. ? ? ? ? 4 ? A first class hotel will be opened < J in South Hazleton this spring. 4 4 9 9 9 J Machinery has been installed in the Silver Standard near Hazelton. ? ? * * o The Indians of the Skeena district state that they do not wish a con- < * tinuance of the reserve system, but o believe that they are entitled to the <> ownership of all the land. They will * J ask the government to pay them for o all lands occupied by white men, and o to turn over to them all unalienated lands. 4 * 9 9 9 ^ Haynes DeWitt, a native, for the misappropriation of twenty dollars, < * was given three months and a fine of o twenty-five dollars at Petersburg. o ? ? ? < * o Royelty and Clausen have leased the 4 ? powerful logging outfit from Nels De- <> Briea and established their headquar- \ [ ters at Wrangell. A branch will be ? maintained at Petersburg. o ? ? ? A new lighthouse Ib being erected * J on Langara island. The light will be o the first to be sighted on the British < I Columbia coast. ? ? ? < > The Loyal Order of Moose is grow- 4 > , ing steadily in Prince Rupert. o ? ? * 4> The United States government has 4 ? enlisted the services of two members o of the faculty of the Washington State University, Dr. Theodore C. Frye, professor of botany, and George j B. Rigg, instructor in botany, to head parties of botanists to make a sur vey of the beds of kelp in Alaska wa ters during the coming summer. The party led by Prof. Frye will investi gate the Sitka region and the botan ists under the guidance of Mr. Itigg will survey the Kodiak region. The survey will he conducted under the direction of Dr. Frank K. Cameron, in charge of the fertilization investiga tion of the bureau of soils of the fed eral department of agriculture. 33 1-3% DISCOUNT! Ou all ladies', tailor-made suits, coats and one-piece dresses One-third off ? one-third off ? Must have room for Spring goods. CHAS. GOLDSTEIN. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT The new dining room of the Com mercial Cafe, with private boxes in connection, is now open day and night, and excellent meals are served at all times. 2-4-t.f. FEMMER & RITTER See this firm for all kinds of dray- I ing and hauling. We guarantee sat : isfac^lon and reasonable prices. Com delivered promptly. Femmer & Rit 1 ler's Express. Stand Rurford's Cor ; tier. Phone 314. Residence phones 1 402 or 403. * ??? . 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. 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, 2S, 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 11 ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau ? 4 Gunnison & Marshall 4 ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW Decker Building Juneau Alaska J ? ;t H. P. CROWTHER U. S. Deputy Surveyor *1 U. S. Mineral Surveyor j Office?Lewis Block ? Juneau 4 N. WATANABE DENTIST Office Over Purity Pharmacy Juneau .... Alaska JOHN B. DENNY jj ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Mining and Corporation Law 4 Offices: Juneau, Alaska 4 Seattle, Wash. 3 + The Empire for | job Printing: Good Stock - Plus Modern Plant Plus Printers that Know Equal Unexcelled Printing j :i IMAIN STREET ' ^ A 4 Phone 3-7-4 HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO.. ! I ( I J The* Alaska Flyer S. S. HUMBOLDT The Alwka Flyer NORTHBOUND SOUTHBOUND % DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Olllce, 716 Second Ave. GKO. BURFOHD, Agent I 1 I 1 1 11 1 1 M 1 1 1 1 1 M 1 1 1 1 1 ? ALASKA I STEAMSHIP COMPANY | ? Safety, Service, Speed Tickets to Seattle. Tucorna. Victoria and Vancouver. Through *r ? ticket* to Sun Frmnciaco + ! NEXT BOAT SOUTH?MARIPOSA FEB. 11 | .' JEFFERSON Northbound FEB. 11 Southbound FEB. 12 | NORTHWEST'N " FEB. 12 Southbound FEB. 20 J, [ Elmer E. Smith Douglas Agt. WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt. *| "M-H":-6--H"l"l"l"l"I"I"M"H-6~l-HHH"l~H-fd"HiiIiT"1 1 ?! I 1 1 ?l-l-l ?! i 1 1 111 III CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastService SailitiK from Juneau for Port Simpson, Prince Rupert. Swanson, Alert Bay, Vuncouver Victoria und Seattle PRINCESS MAY FEB. 13 Front and Seward Sts. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. T. SPICKETT. A*:. j -K- 1 I ; I M I i I I I 8 I II I I I I 1 I I I I I I I I II I ? I M I I I ALASKA COAST CO. jj For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, ?? Seldovia?SAILS FROM JUNEAU S. S. YUKON - ? - FEBRUARY 4 !! SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA connecting at Seattle for San Francisco and Southern California ports S. S. YUKON - - - . FEBRUARY 14 ?' 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 M I I 1 i i I M 1 H I M I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I ? I if P A C I F I C CO A ST S T E A M S HIP C 0. ? STEAMERS FOR ? skattij:, tacoma, ? Victoria Vancouver, Bellingham, Everett, Olympia, Port Townsend, 4 South Eellingham, Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mexico, San Franclico, ^ Anacortes, Los Angeles and San Diego. X C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. G. W. ANDREWS, G. A. P. D. ? 112 Market Street. San Francisco. 113 James Street, Seattle ? SO r* NORTHBOUND FEE. 4 X ? 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 Douxlux and Treailwell *8:00 a. in.;" 9:00 a. m.! 11:00 a. m. I ] 1:00 p. m.! 3:00 p m. | 4:30 p. in. | 6:30 p. m. i 8:00 p. ni. ' 9:00 p. m. ! 11:00 p. m. Lv. Tread wcll for Juneau : 25 a. m. I' 9:25 a. m. [ 12:00 noon I 1:40 p. m. j 3:25 p. m. | 4:55 p. m. 6:55 p. m. S:25 p. m. 9:25 p. m. 11:25 p. ii!. 1 Uavw DcukI.is for Juneau '8:30 a. ih. i 9:30 a. m. 12:05 p. m. 1:45 p. m. 3:30 p. m 5:30 p. m. I 7:05 p. m. I 8:30 p.m. ! 9:30 p.m. 11:30 p. m. ' I .eaves Juneau tlnily for Sheep Creek ! 11:00 a. m. | 4:30 p. in. ? Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. 5:10 p. m. From Junonu for Sh<-?'P Cwk Saturtluy Nijcht 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. Sunday Schedule ame a: above, except trip leaving Juneau at S a. m. in omitt?-<l | H-I'I!?; I 'I 'I M'MH+H'M l S I 1 M-H I I I I I i 1 I I 1 H OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX J [ Restaurant in Connection Established 1881 European F'lan " ; COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME I! - FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS, Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA " I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Ti'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 j ALASKA-TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.