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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. 3-7-4 Eutored as second-class matter November 7, 1912 at the postofllce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Qpe year, by mail $10.00 Six months, by mall 6.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU. ALASKA. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12. 1913. NEW PROBLEMS TO BE SOLVED IX THE local columns of The Daily Empire yesterday refer ence was made to a number of important matters which have a vital bearing on the future welfare and prosperity of the town. If there be any who fail to see that Juneau is undergoing a rapid evolution they must be purblind indeed. The old order is changing and is being rapidly replaced by the new, and noth ing but the immutable laws of Nature is going to stay the era of development upon which this district has entered. Indeed, we might go farther and take a larger view and say that all Southeastern Alaska is upon the eve of great expansion along mining, industrial and commercial lines. The Empire believes in the legitimate development of Alas ka's resources but not their mere exploitation. The develop ments that have been begun the past year, and those which are contemplated all point to the indisputable permanency of this section as a gold producer. Evidence is already ample that mining men and capital in the States and in Europe are not only watching developments here but are willing, even anxious, to obtain a foothold. As ad ditional evidence of this The Empire cites the following excerpt from a letter received from a Salt Lake City mining man. He writes: "Mining men in this and other States are watching with interest the developments under way in your section. It is the general belief that the Juneau district is des tined to become the greatest gold quartz producer in America, if not in the world. It is believed that with in a very few years there will be a large number of pro ducing gold mines in that and contiguous districts." Opinions like this are worth something, for they are based largely upon actual investigation and reliable information. Granted then, that this district is entering upon an eraj of wonderful development, the prudent plan would be to prepare the way for the growth of the town that is bound to come. Many improvements are called for to meet the rapidly-changing conditions. The time calls for enterprise and progress and a live, wideawake citizenship. Progress may be delayed, but it cannote bestifled for any length of time. It will break out in spots in spite of every obstacle that may be thrown in its path way. A people with a common purpose can accomplish almost anything they undertake. That battle fought in a West Virginia mountain town yes terday was more deadly than a battle fought between the sol diers of Central American republics. RUSSIAN CONSULATES FOR ALASKA RUSSIA did not set very great store by Alaska when, in 1867, she sold it to the United States for $7,200,000. But forty six years ago Russia's knowledge of this great territory was fully as limited as that of our own country, what though Rus sia had claimed it as a possession for a century or more. Many good people of America, as a matter of fact, still associate Alas ka with icebergs and polar bears and Eskimos, as its chief dis tinguishing features. But the point we wish to make is that now even Russia is at last awakening to the progress and promise of her former territory. A bill has been introduced in the Duma for the es tablishment of consulates at Sitka and Nome; why Sitka, we do not know, except that in the Russian mind the "ancient cap ital" still maintains its former prestige. Juneau, the present capital, was not known in the days of Russian occupancy, and perhaps, Nome, on Bering Sea, contiguous to the Siberian shore, is, after Sitka, more familiar than any other Alaska town to the official Russian mind. Russia's determination to create consulates in Alaska is due, no doubt, to two causes?the gradual growth of trade be tween Alaska and the Siberian shore, the mining developments to the South, and the opening of the Panama Canal tocom merce. The latter, perhaps, is by far the more important fea ture. For, the people of the Pacific Coast seem to take less in terest in that important event, and have less knowledge of the far-reaching effects the opening of the canal will have on the trade, commerce and development of the Pacific Coast region than do the people of Europe. There is not a European maritime nation that has not been preparing for the opening of the Panama' Canal for the past two or more years; while to a great extent our own people seem to be largely content with the mere fact that no other nation of the earth could have brought to such a successful issue such a gi gantic task. The commerce and population of the Pacific Coast States and of Alaska will increase largely with the opening of the great waterway, and even Russia, remotest of the European nations, seems to realize the fact. One hundred and five years ago today Abraham Lincoln was bom. One of the greatest men and noblest characters of history, his memory will be preserved in the hearts of his countrymen as long as the nation endures. MAY TAKE A HINT FROM JERSEY CRITICS of the President-elect, it is noticed, complain be cause he has not announced any definite policy, and these complaints are answered by others by pointing to the anti trust bills, seven in number, which are now before the New Jer sey Legislature, and which are said to have the approval of Governor Wilson The purpose is to prohibit and to punish mo nopolies of every description. To this end the proposed laws forbid combinations, secret or otherwise, to limit production, to stifle competition or to fix prices. All stocks must represent Ml I H 1111 111111III I I 11 I 11 I * I f j Add to the Comfort and Charm of Your Home :: aNothinit *dda more to the attractiveness of the homo thnn , , alwell-apoolnted table. It helps to mako the home the place , , home oujrht to be. And you would be surprised. perhaps, , , how much It adds to the poeltlvo relish of the meal. Wo , , make it eaay for you to aupply your home?little by little. If , , you llke-wlth a tasteful pattern of silverware. , , .ZThese irooda are up-to-date and most reliable of any made , , Come and See Our I Silverware Department I I CHARICK I.J.u jeweler and OPTICIAN II I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I ?ok for thoTrado Mark \ \ of tho 1 1 GORHAM CO. !' money or property. No dead horses and no anticipated profits shall be capitalized. When one issue of stock replaces another the amount must be the same. One corporation shall not buy into another to establish a monopoly or to restrain trade. In the case of existing holding: companies the voting of securities un lawfully held is prohibited. Mergers are to be permitted only on the approval of the Utilities Commission, and discrimina tions in prices or otherwise are prohibited . As stated, seven bills seem to have been necessary to cover all this ground, but one of the seven has a bearing upon all of the others. It makes the officers and directors of every corpor ation personally responsible for violations of the laws. It fixes the penalty at imprisonment for not more than three years or a fine of not more than $1,000. It is an anti-monopoly, an an ti-trust, an anti-robbery proposition with teeth in it, and the teeth are sharp and long. These bills are of importance, of course, as fore-shadowing the downfall of New Jersey as the home port of the bucaneers of Big Business, but for the instruction of Wall street in the ideas that soon are to prevail at Washington they are even more impressive. What a world of pathos was there in the "Message to the Public," written by the intrepid Captain Scott, with death's icy fingers clutching his heartstrings. Every age has produced its heroes and Captain Scott and his brave companions are en rolled among the number. A YUKON PIONEER (In memory of Jack McQuesten, the Father of the Yukon Valley.) Willyou let me pay a tribute?will you listen to what I say About the "'Futher of the Yukon," who has long since passed away? His name was Jack McQuesten, he knew no trills or style, And he used to keep a store on the banks of the Fortymile. And when another trader floated into town. And put up the price of bacon, why, old Jack he'd cut it down. He was father to the miners, and he| always used to say, "Now, boys, don't be discouraged?! there'll come a better day." And when the boys had trouble, and the dam it washed away, They always got their outfits?no mat ter about the pay; And if the grub was short, or plenty J and to spare, You could bet your bottom dollar he was always 011 the square. He was honored by the natives, he was loved by the whites, And the man who slandered our old Jack he simply had to fight. But when they struck the .Klondike, and the chechakos came to stay, He hiked him to a steamer and quietly sailed away. And when the news it reached us that our dear old Jnck had died, The boys they stacked their shovels and sat them down and cried. They laid him beneath the roses in a far-away Southern clime; No more we hear his gentle voice, or see those good old times. And now his cares are ended, no more he will have to toil; He sleeps in peace today on Califor nia's soil. Dedicated to the Pioners of Alaska, Igloo No. 4, Fairbanks, Alaska. S. T. KINCAID. Ruby, Alaska. ; 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 :: The Alaska Press Til11 1 11 11 11 11 111 1 11 1 111 11 Reports from the creeks are slow and uncertain, and it is not to be won dered at. The number of claims on which representation has to be done runs into the hundreds, and compara tively little digging is being done, aside from this representation work, prospectors going from creek to creek ? and doing but assessment work. ? . Ruby Record-Citizen. J ? ? ? Alaska is the best place on earth < to get married in. Never were gifts ] more generously bestowed than in this ' Northland, and very seldom are they more deserving.?Fairbanks Citizen. ? * * Mrs. Thomas, alady living In the north end of the city, loves chickens, and when one of her hens showed ma ternal instincts, biddy was given a few eggs and told to multiply and re plenish the earth. On the 25th of Jan uary three lovely little chickens came out of the shells, two yellow ones and one colored gen'man. This was all happening while the oranged were freezing in Los Angeles. ? Skagway Alaskan. 4 The story that conies from Berlin to the effect that one Doctor Franz Freedmann has discovered a "cure" j fortuberculosis will probably be re ceived even by the general public j with somthing like reservation. There have been so many "cures" discov ered from time to time that there is some justification for this skepticism as their worth. Even the societies es- j tablished to combat the disease from time to time give vents to wails that sound very much like the wailing of | those in despair. ? Nome Industrial Worker. Nat Davidson, an old timer of the Yukon, who was in the fish business in partnership with A1 Chapin, dieJ at Nulato from pneumonia and brlght's disease. By his own request he was buried at his old fish camp. 25 miles below Kaltng. FOUND?On Salmon creek road a lady's coat. Enquire at Burford's. t.f. 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 1 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. 8. 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. J. F. EVERETT ARCHITECT 427 Walker Building, Seattle After March 15th nt Room 6. Ala?ka Stenm I-nunciry Building 1 The Empire ????????? for Job Printing Good Stock Plus Modern Plant Plus Printers that Know Equal Unexcelled Printing [MAIN STREET Phone 3-7-4 ! HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. The Aliutkn Fly?'r S. S. HUMBOLDT The Alaxkn Kly?T NORTHBOUND SOUTHBOUND DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Ofllce, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent ?i-H-H-H-H-H?I ?! I I I 1 I I I I 1 I I 1 1 1 I I I I I I 1 I 1 I I H I I I I I 11 1 1 I 1 I 1 ALASKA STEAMSHIP COMPANY Safety, Servico, Speed Ticket* to Seattle, Tucoma. Victoria nnd Vancouver. Throutch tickets to Sun Francinco + I! NEXT BOAT SOUTH?MARIPOSA FEB. 12 I !! JEFFERSON Northbound FEB. 11 Southbound FEB. 12 J II NORTH WEST'N " FEB. 12 Southbound FEB. 18 Elmer E. Smith Douglas Agt. WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt. |j" ?? 4" v-I-H-H-H 'K I -I M-H-l-H ?I-I--1 1 I I 1 1 I 11 H 1 I I I I I M 1 1 I 1 I I I I 1 I H CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoasIService Sailing from Juneau for l'ort Simpiion, Prince Rupert, Swannon, Alert Ray, Vuncouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY FEB. 13 Front and Seward St*. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE T. SPICKETT, Ajtt. j I 81 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 II II I I I I I I jj ALASKA COAST CO. :! For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, .. II 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 ? ? M I I I I I 1 1 I I I ? I I 1 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I II I I I I I I I I I I I I PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. I STEAMERS FOR ? SKATTJ.K, TACOMA, ? ^ Victoria Vancouver, Bellingham, Everett, Olympia, Port Townsend, ? ? South Bellingham, Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mexico, San Francisco, J ? Anacortes, Los Angeles and San Diego. J J C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. G. W. ANDREWS, G. A. P. D. X T 112 Market Street, San Francisco. 113 James Street, Seattle ^ ? q C NORTHBOUND FEB. 16 J ? \~-UrclCclO SOUTHBOUND FEB. 17 * ? Right Reserved to Change Schedule. S. HOWARD EWING, Local Agt. J FERRY TIME SCHEDULE JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau for Douglas ami Tread well ?8:00 a. in. 9:00 a. in. 11:00 a. m. 1:00 p. m. 3:00 p m. 4:30 p. m. 6:30 p. m. 8:00 p. m. 9:00 p. m. 11:00 p. m. Lv. Trcad woll for J uneau ?8:25 a. in. I 9:25 a. m. | 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. m. Leaves Dough* for Juneau ?8:30 a.m. j 9:30 a. m. 12:05 p. m. 1:45 p. m. 3:30 p. m 5:30 p.m. | 7:05 p.m. ' 8:30 p.m. I 9:30 p.m. 11:30 p.m. || Leaves J uneau daily for Sheep Crock 11:00 a. m. 4:30 p. m. 1 Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. 5:10 p. ra. From Juneau for Sheep Creek Saturday Nixht 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. ra. Sunday Schedule name as above, except trip loaviny Juneau "t^a. .i-r-i-i-i.-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i. i"!' !? 1111 11111111111111111111111111111 OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX j *| Restaurant in Connection Established 1881 European Plan " ;; COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME " " FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS. iMngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA " fH-H-H,! 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