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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. 3-7-4 Eatered as second-clasa matter November 7, 1912 at the pontoflice at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Ope year, by mall 810.00 Six months, by mall 6.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1913. MR. FISHER AS A HOLDOVER IT IS a far cry from Alaska to Washington, but it is not so far off as the possibility of Mr. Fisher remaining in the office of Secretary of the Interior in Mr. Wilson's Cabinet. As told in a dispatch to The Empire, former Senator Piles, of Washing ton, is quoted as saying that the opinion prevails strongly in Washington that Mr. Fisher will be asked to remain in office under President Wilson. Senator Piles is fresh from the National Capital, and his opportunities for obtaining accurate information, in view of his former residence, there, and an extensive acquaintance with men prominent in national affairs, it will not be denied, are ex cellent. But on the other hand President-elect Wilson has main tained a reticence as to the men who shall compose his Cabinet, that is remarkable. Cabinet makers have been busy for weeks and they have made a number of exhibits, but not one word has escaped from the lips of the master Cabinet builder. So far as known the condition is without parallel in the history of incom ing administrations. Heretofore the names of the men booked for Cabinet positions have been virtually known long weeks be fore inauguration day; but Mr. Wilson has preserved a silence as discreet as it has been complete. And it is quite probable that he has already decided upon his selections. However, notwithstanding Washington opinion, which is scarcely better than New York, or Chicago, or Seattle opinion, and just as likely to be in error, the opinion may be ventured1 here that Mr. Fisher will not be called to a place in Mr. Wilson's j Cabinet. Of course one is at a loss here to predicate an opin ion as to the causes that have created that impression in Wash ington, because of the brevity of the information at hand. But there are many cogent reasons that might be called up to show that Washington opinion, in this case, is absurd. THE BIRCH AND THE BAD BOY MANY discussions as to how the American school system can be improved are found in the public press, and the opin ions expressed vary widely. One, contained in a report made by a Harvard professor, urges the adoption of more ef fective methods of discipline. To this end special disciplinary classes are suggested and restricted corporal punishment. It is doubtful if the late recommendation will find favor in tin face of the existing prejudice against any form of corporal punishment, even for the most incorrigible of pupils. It is well, however, that the recommendation has been made, for it will keep the issue alive and soon or late an appeal can be made to a more sensible and less sentimental public opinion. The reac tion against excessive punishments inflicted upon children as described by Charles Dickens has carried opposition too far. Within right limits corporal punishment is better fitted for the cure of some offenses than is any other. The wise father of a past generation did not spare the rod and spoil the child. Boys that grew up under their dispensation were never beyond the reach of adequate discipline, and as a rule they profited by it for their own good and that of society. THE CENTRAL AMERICAN STATES AS POLICEMAN for all the little Central American so-called republics, the War Department has ordered four warships to proceed with all possible dispatch to Central America, because of the discovery of a conspiracy having for its object the formation of a single republic out of Honduras, Guatemala, Nica ragua and Colombia. So far as we are able to see the only sinis ter feature of the alleged conspiracy is the reported presence of former President Zelaya, of Nicaragua, as the head and front of the plot. No untruths have ever been printed about this man's cruelty and tyranny while he was dictator of Nicaragua. That were impossible, according to the veracious tales of the Nicaragua people themselves, which, however, have been verified by others many times. His presence in any of the Central Amer ican States is not desirable, viewed from any standpoint. Com pared to Zelaya, little Cipriano Castro, called the "Venezuelan firebrand," is almost an angel of light. But if the peaceful consolidation of a half dozen of the Cen tral American republics could be counsummated and maintained, it would be the means of giving that naturally rich region an opportunity to develop along industrial and commercial lines? something now almost entirely lacking. The soil is rich and pro duces spontaneously, but perennial unsettled conditions, due to instability of government, preclude substantial advancement. Costa Rica alone is an exception, and its progress is due to the fact that it has had neither internal war, nor war with its neigh bors, in thirty years. A TRANSPORTATION WAR IMMINENT IF THE White Pass & Yukon railroad invades the lower Yu kon by establishing a new and independent transportation service, as it has announced, the people of the Yukon and the Tanana will undoubtedly be the gainer. For years past the trans portation business of the lower Yukon has been practically mo nopolized by the Northern Navigation Company, a sudsidiarv of the Northern Commercial Company, of San Francisco. It has charged what rate it pleased, both in passenger and freight ser vice. and has exercised an overlordship over the lower Yukon basin as autocratic as it has been complete. The Northern Navigation Company is a strong concern, fi nancially, and is thus* euipped to put up a strenuous fight with the White Pass road, which it will probably do rather than suf fer invasion of its preserves and thus divide the business. In asmuch as the Northern Navigation Company's service covers an all-water route, and the White Pass both rail and water, the odds would seem to favor the former company in a freight rate war. p 1 1 I 1 I I 1 I I I ' 1 I I I I I 1 I I I I !"I :: The Alaska Press ?r 11111111111 n ii 11111111 i i One can hardly wonder that Secre tary Stimson Is In favor of American retention of the Philippines. Un ; doubtedly according to his belief the ; Philippines are benefited enormously by the American civilizing influence. He believes that being a weaker peo ple it is the duty of the stronger to govern them. That is quite a re spectable opinion, and has been re ceived down the line by all the strong who held that their mission was to enslave the weaker.?Nome Indus trial Worker. Sixty bushels of wheat and one hun dred bushels of oats to the acre, is the report of a yield from the experiment al farm in the Tanana valley. Russian seed wheat was used. The wheat fully matured, as did the oats. And yet some people say that wheat can not be successfully raised in Alaska. What can be done in the Tanana val ley can also be done in the Matanuska I and Susitna valleys. ? Seward Gate-' way. China never had but one bank fail ure. They took every one connected with it into the streets and chopped their heads off. Since then they have had no more failures. Might well be applied here.?Fairbanks Citizen. I The Record-Citizen will publish a draft of proposed mining laws for Alas ka, which has been made by a well known mining man, the same having j thereon. After voting, the various sec tor Henry Roden. With the publica tion of these laws will be found a bal- j lot. by means of which miners and 1 others may express approval or other wise, the same being in the form of a voting coupon, and which this paper j hopes the voters will take advantage of to give expressions to their views thereon. After voting upon, the various sec- i tlons shall have ben completed, the j returns will be tabulated and pub lished and the result of the same for-; warded to Messrs. Roden and Suth erland at Juneau.?Ruby Record-Citi- j zen. Pinchot and Fisher, finding that they could not sufficiently retard the progress of Alaska, have called in the commissioner of corporations, who recommends that every tree in the Territory be placed under govern ment supervision. It is a pity that lightning can't do a litle business in the neighborhood of the national cap itol.?Valdez Prospector. I I -I -I-I-I.-I i I' i -i-i-i-i-l-i-l-i-i-'i-i-i-i-i-t :: Alaska News Notes;; ?!??! I I I 11 I I I 1 I I II i 1 1 II-1- M Because of an increasing volume of bookkeeping at Ketchikan the bank at that place has decided to close at 3 p.m. instead of 4 p. m., as formerly. ? ? ? In an attempt to shoot the falls at the outlet of Big Salt Lake, near Kla wock, recently, Ben Holderman was drowned, but Dave Wheeler, his com panion, escaped. Holderman was 30 years old, and had lived many years on the West Coast. * ? > The first of the cannery fleet to arrive this year at Ketchikan, was the gasoline cannery tender El. Hurd, bound for Chignik. The boat belongs to the Columbia River Packers' As sociation. ? ? m Jimmie Eckdahl, a Nome man, who raised a time check from $2 to $22 was given five years in the peniten tiary for the offense. Referring to this case and the acquittal of Barnette and his co-bankers, at Valdez, the In dustrial Worker thinks that to steal a bank would be the logical thing to do, if a man must mix up mine and thine. ? * m Because he felt that he was getting old and useless a Finlander, named Sa low, entered a saloon in Nome, went into a box and took enough strych nine to kill him almost instantly. * * * The body of E. R. Harten, a former Nome resident, was found in the Yu kon baBin, where he had been mining and prospecting for the past two seas ons. The man evidently lost his way and has starved to death. The body, was vry emaciated and showed that; destitution and exposure caused his j end. The remains were taken to Fair banks where his wife resides. ? ? * A large amount of grub is being freighted from Iditarod to the Ditiiu country, where some good prospects and fine pay have been located. * * * The Mathison Hydraulic Company has started its sawmill at Hope, Cook inlet, for the purpose of sawing lum ber for the building of an elevator with which to carry away the tail ings. The company plans on install ing a steam shovel on the lower reaches of Resurrection creek, where it is mining with fine success. ? ? ? I)r. H. O. Schaleben, of the bureau of education, and Deputy Marshal Go shaw, of Valdez, have departed for Ty onic to investigate the attempt on the part of the natives to poison Mr. and Mrs. Cooper, government school teachers. * * * The first case filed in probate in the Nulato precinct is that of the estate of Thomas Conniff. in which Thomas Knox is administrator. * * + Senator Jones, of Washington, has introduced a bill calling for the appro priation of $55,000 for the construc tion by the War Department, of a dike, around Valdez. ? ? ? The owners of the Little Grant Lode, in the Valdez district, are sanguine | that they have struck the "makings of a mine." Mr. Jaynes reports the walls I to be well defined and giving every in- j dication of being a true fissure. ? ? ? Pay has been found on Colorado creek and Cripple creek, in the In noko district. ? ? ? The Valdez stamp mill is running double shift on Sealey-Davis ore. The plates would indicate that the quartz j is running good values. 33 1-3^ DISCOUNT! On all ladles', tailor-made suits, coats and one-piece dresses One-third off ? one-third off ? Must have room for Spring goods. CHAS. GOLDSTEIN. ?Valentines! Valentines!? SEE Barrager's window display. 2-4tf | The Juneau Steamship Co. U. S. Mail Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route?Leaves Juneau for Hoonah, Gypsum. Tenakee, Killisnoo and Sitka? 8:00 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 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 II I I II II 1 I I I I I I I I | | | | | I IM I I I I I I H i Add to the Comfort and Charm of Your home :: ^Nothing adds more to the nttractivcr.ess of the home than , , alwoll-appointed table. It helps to make the home the place , . home ought to be. And you would ho surprised. perhaps. , , how much it adds to the positive relish of tho meal. We , , make it easy for you to supply your homo?little by little, if , , you like?with a tasteful pattern of silverware. , , _Theso goods are up-to-date und most reliable of any made , , Come and See Our ? Look for the Trade Mark , , Silverware Department ?' GORHAM CO. !' 11ii111M1111111111111111ii11111111 Professional Cards R. W. JENNINGS ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Z. R. CHENEY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau ?' 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Through ?? ticketa to San Francisco 1 NEXT BOAT SOUTH?MARIPOSA FEB. 12 .. ' JEFFERSON Northbound FEB. 11 Southbound FEB. 12 -- " NORTH WEST'N " FEB. 12 Southbound FEB. 18 ?? I Elmer E. Smith Douglas Agt. WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt. j. 1 I I I H H 1 1 III 111 III H 11 H MI I I !? CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastService Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson, Prince Rupert, Swnnson, Alert Ray. Vnnccuve Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY FEB. 13 Front and Seward Sts. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. T. SPICKETT, A?ft. | ? I H ?l I II II I I I I I I H I I I I I H I I I I I I I I I I II I I II j ALASKA COAST CO. ij 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 ' 1 P S. H. Ewing, Juneau Agent. ALASKA COAST COMPANY, Seattle jj ->4 n 111 w w n i n h a a 111111111111111 m 111 n 1111111 , . . PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. J STEAMERS FOR ? SKATTJ.K, TACOMA, ? ? Victoria Vancouver, Bellingham, Everett, Olympia, Port Townsend, + ? South Bellingham, Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mexico, San Francisco, X <> Anacortes, Los Angeles and San Diego. ? % C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. G. W. ANDREWS, G. A. P. D. ? 112 Market Street, San Francisco. 113 James Street, Seattle ? i X ? D Ql C NORTHBOUND FEB. 16 + ? Curacao SOUTHBOUND FEB. 17 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 Douglas and Tread well *8:00 a. in. | 9:00 a. m., 11:00 a. ni. I 1:00 p. m. 3:00 p in. ?J: 30 p. m. 6:30 p. in. 8:00 p. in. 9:00 p. in.; 11:00 p. in.' Lv. Tread well for Juneau ?8:25 a. m. 9:25 a. m. 12:00 noon 1:40 p. m. 3:25 p. m. ?1:55 p. m. 6:55 p. in. 8:25 p. m. 9:25 p. in. 11:25 p. m. leaves DoukIh.h for Juncnu ?8:30 a.m. ] | 9:30 a.m. 12:05 p. m. 1:45 p. m. 3:30 p. ra 5:30 p. m. ' 7:05 p.m. 1 8:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 111:30 p. m. lycnvoK 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. ra. From Juneau for Sheep Creek Saturday NiKht 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' wamo :m above, except trip leaving Juneau at 8 ?H-H-I-M I I I I 1 I I I I--1-I--1-I-I ?! -I'l ?!??!? 1 I ! I I 1 1-III I 1 I I 1 1 I 1 : III I !? OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX j T Restaurant In Connection Established 1881 European Plan J j; COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME j>. I FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS. Mngr. 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