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J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. .'1-7-4 Entered as second-class matter November 7, 1912 at the postofflce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Q?e year, by mall $10.00 Six months, by mail 5.00 Per month, delivered 1-00 JUNEAU. ALASKA. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 8. 1913. MAJESTY IN A DEMOCRACY THE new President of the United States will take office at the; age of fifty-six years. In his lifetime the Chief Magistracy 1 has been revolutionized. When he was born it was in some respects parochial, in many respects patriarchal and in most re-j spects partisan. It was a position of increasing dignity and power, carrying the curse of politics large and small that usuallyj attaches to party leadership, says an exchange. In those days we had Presidents of the United States. Now we have Presidents, not only of the United States, but of Alas ka. the Philippines, Guam, Porta Rico, Hawaii, the Panama strip, Samoa, Wake and other islands, to say nothing of the very real lordship which they exercise over Cuba and an ill-defined claim ! under the Monroe Doctrine and Dollar Diplomacy to a supervis ion of the atfairs of the whole Western Hemisphere. At the beginning of the decade in which Governor Wilson was born we numbered 23,000,000. Now we are nearly 100,000, 000. Our wealth was $7,000,000,000. Now our wealth is figured at $120,000,000,000. Our debt was sixty-three million dollars. Now it is $1,000,000,000. The receipts of the National Govern ment were $43,000,000 yearly. Now they are figured at $691, 000,000, exclusive of the post. Our expenditures were $41,000, 000 yearly. Now, exclusive of the post, they are $654,000,000. At that time, when there was no governmental regulation,: we had 9,000 miles of railroad. Now we have 246,000. At that time, when no President was concerned in trade combinations and conspiracies, our manufactures were $1,000,000,000 yearly and our exports totaled $144,000,000. Now they are $21,000, 000.000 and $2,200,000,000 respectively. At that time we had possibly 30.000 federal office-holders and employees. Now we have more than that number in Washington alone, with a total or' 391.350, exclusive of the army and navy. The inability of an Englishman to see a joke when it is on 1 himself is known. Now Lewis Harcourt, whose beautiful histor-: ic home the suffragettes tried to burn down, assails woman suf-J frage in the House of Commons. Violence, he says, is an "indi cation of the type of mental balance" we may expect from women voters. Still, the house-burners are a small minority. SUCCESS OF THE PARCEL POST IF ONE may judge by the business that is being done by the parcel post the American people have taken kindly to the '"European innovation." Forty million parcels is the rec ord for the first month of its existence, and it has been used for carrying almost everything conceivable?from a brick to a baby. Of course the parcel post is to us a sort of new toy and as we are a curious as well as an enterprising people, doubtless many of us have used it to see "how it works." However, there is no doubt of its success on a large scale. Its operation, as a mat ter of fact has been so satisfactory that Postmaster-General Hitchcock is about to recommend an increase in the weight lim it of parcels and a decrease inpostage rates. The United States has been somewhat slow in adopting the parcel post, something that has been in existence in most of th? European countries for many years. But it would seem that we are making up for lost time, and it already is a certainty that at the close of the first year's business the United States will hold far and away the world record in the volume of business transacted by this new branch of our postal system. The statement that we are an adaptable people still holds good, and when we have a good thing we push it along. When Woodrow Wilson, three weeks ago at Chicago, said that "our banking system does not need to be indicted, it has been convicted." Wall street shivered because a man in his po sition was "attacking business." But when Henry P. Davidson of J. P. Morgan & Co., tells the Pujo committee that the whole trouble is with the banking system, what is poor Wall street to do? Is it sheltering traitors to business under the Morgan pro tection? Is it to look scared or be grateful for this frank criti cism from headquarters? MACHINE-MADE LOYALTY WE DO not share the opinion of many good and earnest peo ple that the Socialists, as a concrete body, are lacking in loyalty to the Constitution, of the United States. This statement is made apropos of a bill introduced in the Washington State Legislature, the object of which is in the final analysis, to create loyalty to the flag and Constitution, and to cultivate the spirit of patriotism, by legal enactment. Loyalty to one's country and its institutions is not machine-made. It is not put on and cast off like a garment. It is the result of an intelligent understanding of the basic principles of freedom, justice and equality; and a man may still be loyal to his country while con demning the operations of some of its laws. For all laws are not equitable, and their administration often is faulty, and some times oppressive. Patriotism is ingrained; it is spontaneous; it cannot be forced, but it can be preserved. It is inherited; it is acquired; it grows and becomes strong in proportion to the quality of jus tice and liberty that are the foundation stones of an equitable government. Our conception of Socialism is that it is not based on dis loyalty to the country or its flag, though extremists in its ranks by their utterances sometimes have created that impression. It is not fair, however, to condemn a whole body because of the unpatriotic utterances of zealots, be the cause what it may. A Cole Blease may consign the Constitution to the nether regions, but the strong, good sense of the American people grasps the men of the Blease type and places them in their i proper niche. And so it is with those others who in their zeal as propagandists of a political theory sometimes overstep the bounds of discretion, who mistake liberty for license, and perhaps fail in their concept of true citizenship. That patriotism is only worth while which is born of a love of country, and which is nourished and kept burning by the op eration of just and equal laws; and when in the minds of men this condition no longer obtains there arises a protest, and pro test is a long way removed from disloyalty. The sporadic cases of which one hears of disloyal utterances, to flag or country or Constitution, are only magnified and dig nified by freak legislation of the kind proposed by the Wash ington solon. There are few Americans indeed, who do not feel: "My country; may she be always right! But right or wrong, my country!" TO INTRODUCE RAILROAD BILL DELEGATE WTCKERSHAjVI announces that he will immed iately introduce a bill to put into practical effect the rec ommendations of the Alaska Railroad Commission and those contained in President Taft's special message to Congress, in relation to the construction of railroads in this Territory. Pres ident Taft recommends the construction of 770 miles of rail road, embraced in two systems. The question, however, that must be first solved before anything can be done is as to how the roads shall be constructed?whether by the Government itself, or by private parties with a Government guarantee of the bonds that may be issued to complete the work, and the interest there on. The details of the plan must be worked out carefully in order to secure the best results. And it is its results that count: and results are what the people of Alaska need more than any thing else at this crucial time in its history?except unity of purpose. Delegate Wickersham's bill is not likely to have a hearing at the present session of Congress but it may pave the way for some practical action at the special session. NOTES AND GLEANINGS Under the heading "Danger in Vivid Green Vegetables," Dr. Wiley notes in Good Housekeeping that, after sis* years' delay, the Remsen Food Board has ratified his ruling that "blue stone." (sulphate of copper,) used to produce the un-natural bright green color of canned beans, peas, and spin ach, is injurious to health and should not be permitted in foodstuffs. The conclusion, he says triumphantly, "must have been a bitter pill to swal low. for were they not appointed in the hope that Wiley would be reversed on all points?" A "Miscegenation" bill is agitating the Legislature of Kansas, its oppo nents declaring it to be the "opening wedge for Jim Crow legislation." The Democratic House put through the bill, refusing to add an amendment offered by a Republican opponent which would prohibit intermarriage of white and Indians. The anthropologists say that the blends of white and Indians blood are almost uniformly good, producing a type of half-breed taller than either parent, with excellent physical and mental traits; the marriage of white and blacks, on the other hand, may produce the type of "mottled" mulatto of the South, who seems to inherit the worst characteristncs of the parent stems. In discussing the mechanical prop erties of solids and liquids, Dr. A. Mullock, F.R.S., says in the December "Proceedings" of the Royal Society, that elasticity is scientifically meas ured "as regards direct pull or thrust and shear," and that, in liquids and semi-liquids, viscosity is measured as "directly proportional to the rate of shearing." But there are many other qualities ordinarily spoken of which have not yet been classified, disting uished by such adjectives as hard, soft, brittle, pliable, tough, ductile, mal leable and plastic for solids; hard and smooth surfaces; mobile, oily, vicsid, and frothy for liquids. Dr. Mallock has made some interesting experi ments which seem to bring all these qualities within the limits at which the stress ceases to increase with the the qualities within the limits at which strain, and the limits of rupture at which the stress ceases altogether. j The Canadian Government at Otta wa has voted the sum of $10,000,000 for Instructing the farmers of the Do minion during the next ten years, to be divided among the provinces on the basis of population. It is reported to be the largest fund ever voted in Can ada for the purpose of encouraging ag riculture. TO JUNEAU PATRONS: I wish to announce that I am pre pared to give prompt and efficient service in delivering, coal hauling freight, baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER | Phone Order 5-7 or 55 tf ?Valentines! Valentines!? SEE Barrager's window display. 2--Itf 331-3?? DISCOUNT! On all ladies', tailor-made suits, coats and one-piece drosses One-third off ? onc-thlrd off Must | have room for Spring goods. CIIAS. GOLDSTEIN. A complete line of tobacco iars and i pipe rncks at BURFORDS. The Juneau Steamship Co. U. S. Mail Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route ? Leaves Juneau for Hoonah. Gypsum, Teuakee, Killisnoo and Sitka? S: 00 a. in., 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 I dred Rock Light Station, Com et, Haines, Skagway,, S: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 111111111111111111111111111111111111 j Add to the Comfort and Charm of Your Home :: Nothing adds more to the attractiveness of tho home thun a well-appointed table. It help* to make tho home tho place , , home oujtht to bo. And you would be surprised, perhaps, ,, how much It adds to the positive relish of the meal. Wo , , make it easy for you to HUpply your home?little by llttlo. if , , you llke-with u tasteful pattern of silverware. , , These goods are up-to-dutr and most Tollable of any made , , iComc and See Our Look for tho Trade Murk t _ Silverware Department die ? ? GORHAM CO. ? ? I II I I I II I I I I I I I I I I 1 I I I I I I ii ii i n I I I I 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 U. S. Mineral Surveyor 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. \ ; The Empire !; for Job Printing Good Stock Plus Modern Plant Plus Printers that Know Equal Unexcelled Printing y ? MAIN STREET Phone 3-7-4 HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. The A la.sk n Flyer S. S. HUMBOLDT The Alwk* Flyer NORTHBOUND SOUTHBOUND DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Ofllce, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent I I 1 I 1 1 i -I I I 1 I I I 1 1 1 I t I I 1 1 I I 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 I I I ? ALASKA | STEAMSHIP COMPANY f Snfety, Service, Speed Ticket* to Seattle. Tucoma. Vic tori* and Vancouver. Through d* ? ? tickot* to San Francisco t NEXT BOAT SOUTH?MARIPOSA FEE- 12 I ? ? JEFFERSON Northbound FEB. 11 Southbound FEB. 12 "? NORTH WEST'N " FEB. 12 Southbound FEB. 18 -j !! Elmer E. Smith Douglas Agt. WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt. I v H-i-H-H-IH-I1-! I 1 I I 1 I 1 1 1 I 1 1 I M-i CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastSeivice Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson, Prince Rupert. Swnnxon, Alert Hay, Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY FEB. 13 Front and Seward St*. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE T. SPICK ETT. A (ft. j ?w-H-) a i i 1 1 i II I II I M I I I I I I I II I t I I I I I I I I I I I II I I I I I II II I ij ALASKA COAST CO. ii 11 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 J J ; 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 \ 11 I i I I I I M I M II > I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I M I I n I I PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. ? .> STEAMERS FOR ? SIvYTTI.i:, TACOMA, ? 4 Victoria Vancouver, Bellingham, Everett, Olympia, Port Towniend, 4 J South Bellingham, Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mexico, San Francisco, ^ > Anacortes, Los Angeles and San Diego. t J C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. G. W. ANDREWS, G. A. P. D. X ^ 112 Market Street, San Francisco. 113 James Street, Seattle 4 SC /-> NORTHBOUND FEB. 4 4 ? O* ^111*3.03.0 SOUTHBOUND FEB. 5 J * 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 Douidu" nml Tread woll ?8:00 a. nr..: 0:00 a. n:. 11:00 a. m. ? 1:00 p. m.' 3:00 p m. ?i: 30 p. m. 6:30 p. m. 8:00 p. m. 9:00 p. m. I 11:00 p. m.1 Lv. Tread well for Juneau ?8:25 a. mJ 9:25 a. m. | 12:00 noon , 1:40 p. m. 3:25 p.m. I 4:55 p. m. i 6:55 p. m. j 8:25 p. m. 9:25 p. m. 11:25 p. m. ? Leaves Douglas for Juneau ?8:30 a. m. 9:30 a. m. 12:05 p. m. 1:45 p. m. 3:30 p. re. 5:30 p. m. 7:05 p. m. 8:30 p. m. 9:30 p. m. 11:30 p. m. Leaven Juneau daily for Shoop Crock II 11:00 a. m. 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep || jl Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. 5:10 p. m. Krom Junwiu for Sheop Crook Saturday Niifht Only I 11:00 F- ?n. for Juneau Returning Leaves Sheep Creek 11:40 p. m. Leaves Treadwell 11:45 p. m. Leaves Couglas 11:50 p. m. Sunday Schedule Mime an above, except trip leaving Juneao ut 8 a. m. i* omitted ^^J ?H-H-l-I 1 'I11!11' I I I I 'I ?! ?! ?! I i-i I ?! -i ?! 1 I-ll I I I I I I I I i I I II I OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX J t Restaurant in Connection Established 1881 European Plan J COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME ? | FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS. Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA j !"!"H~H~I"! I I I I I ! I I I I I : I 1 I I I I 1 1 I 1 I I I 1 1 1 I I 1 I 1 I I I I 1 I I I I 1 1 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 i| DRY GOODS, CLOTHING BOOTS AND SHOES, FURNISHINGS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA-TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.