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J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. :*-7-4 Entered as second-class matter November 7. 1912 at the postofflce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1S79. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Oee year, by mail $10.00 Six months, by mall 6.00 Per mouth, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU. ALASKA. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY. 13. 1913. THOSE MARCONI STATIONS THE proposition advanced by the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company to establish a chain of powerful wireless stations along the Pacific Coast, from Alaska to San Francisco, is deserving of encouragement, and Juneau should have a station. As a purely business proposition it would pay to have the extend ed telegraphic connections that would be thus provided, because cheaper rates than now obtain should be provided. The equipment of a wireless station at the Jualin mine shows! what might be expected with other towns and sections of the coast supplied with these sta tions. They would be the means of extending and facilitating business, and should prove a factor in its development and extension. The Empire is not familiar with the details of the Marconi Company's plans, but from the information at hand it is as sumed that the company proposes to extend its business to all points which will warrant the erection and maintenance of their service. The murmurs of a big building boom in Juneau are being heard in the distance. THE MEXICAN MI DDLE AS THIS is written it looks as if the United States may take a hand in straightening out the tortuous conditions that now exist in Mexico. For more than two years that country has i been in a state of constant turmoil. The revolution, headed by Francesco Madero, which culminated in the flight of President! Diaz after he had held the country in a state of comparative tran quility for thirty years, marked the beginning of a series of re vollts that have been almost continuous. The country, as a re sult. of these emeutes, for they have been scarcely more than that, has, however, suffered severely. Business in many sec tions has been seriously interrupted, if not entirely suspend-; ed while districts both in the north and south have been laid waste and agricultural interests of the country have suffered heavily. And all this time President Madero has been utterly unable to establish anything like a stable government. As a soldier i nthe field his record seems to have been good; as a statesman he seems to be utterly lacking in those qualities that enabled former President Diaz to retain his hold upon the peo ple. And if the lack of those qualities be conceded, it should not be taken as a reflection upon Madero. Diaz was a man of iron and he ruled the Mexican people with a rod of iron. His was no velvet hand. The man who disputed his autocratic sway was swept from his path, unless perchance he had opportunity to flee the country. When Diaz, himself was at last forced to flee he left a blood-stained trail behind. Madero seems to have been built along gentler lines. It can not be said, with truth, that he has been a bloodthirsty tyrant, as witnesses his treatment of General Felix Diaz, the man who is now disputing with him for the Presidential bauble. Diaz, tried for treason in Vera Cruz, only a few months ago, was sen tenced to death, but Madero failed to have the sentence executed and Diaz was incarcerated in prison in Mexico City. Intervention by the United States would be a matter to be deplored, viewed from any aspect, save that of the welfare of the suffering Mexican people, a comparatively few of whom, are concerned in the sporadic brawls, revolts or revolutions, call them what you will, that afflict a great and naturally rich country. Looks as though we shall also be required to do some police duty in Mexico. REFORMATION OF THE COURTS A JUDGE of the Supreme Court of the State of New York de clares that revolution of the courts impends unless the courts purge themselves of outworn methods and thus quell the merited impatience of the masses. All men are supposed to be equal before our laws, but that seems not to be so. The road to justice should be straight, short and simple. There should be no toll gates on the way, no brigands, no false guidebooks. The suitors traveling in automobiles should have no preference over those who travel on foot. It is not well to scoff at the mutter ings of the people. Judge Archbald could not have been im peached twenty, or even ten, years ago, but the United States Senate degraded him a few days ago with onlysix dissenting votes. Revolutionary methods, however, are to be avoided. The recall of judges and judicial decisions promises no cure. Thf movement should begin from within; it is well for the great jur ists of the land, the Judges -of last resort, to take heed of the temper of the times, unbend from their conservatism and work out the reform themselves. Let us not deceive ourselves. Some thing will happen. Unless the Judges act the people will act; if they do not resort to the recall they will revise the Constitu tion and create new courts. Many decisions today record the views, not of the Judges who sign them, but of Judges who lived centuries ago. The rule of precedent dominates the rule of right. Expert testimony is nearly always a farce. It is not dishonesty, but conservatisn that weakens the courts?not venality but timidity. The people are becoming impatient with discrepancies ii justice, and they are demanding each day in a louder voice tha there be reform. Our laws are becoming inadequate; they d< not satisfy the popular conception of equal justice. And s< the people clamor against the law, its delays, its discriminations its inconsistencies. The thousands of statutes, rules, decisions writs and unwritten laws, uncertain to the Judges, confusing t< the lawyers and utterly incomprehensible to the people, consti tute a condition almost chaotic. The huge bulk of the law passe all human understanding. It should be reduced to a human com pass. The laws will command respect only when they are worth: of respect. HI 11IIIII I I I I I I I 111 I I I I I I I I I I Add to the Comfort and Charm of Your Home ::j Nothing adds moro to tho attractiveness of tho homo than \ , ?^well-appointed table. It helps to make the homo the place , . j home ought to be. And you would bo nurpriiied, perhaps. , , j how much It adds to tho poaitivc relish of the meal. Wo , , , make It easy for you to supply your homo?little by little. If , . you like?with a tasteful pattern of silverware. , , _These goods are up-to-dato and most reliable of any made , , ! Come end See Our Silverware Department UCHARICK .J JEWELER and OPTICIAN I | 1 1 I I I I I ? I I I I I I I I I I > Look for the Trade Mark J j | I of the ' I GORHAM CO. \ 11111111111111111111111111 j :: Northern News Notes ?1 I 1 1 1 11 1 1 I 1 1 1 I I 1 1 I I I 1 1 MM- 11 It Is estimated that over 20 feet of 0 snow has already fallen at Stewart on Portland canal. ... b Charles Harrison, of Graham isl- a and, picked 117 apples from his ranch last year. ... It is stated that the Canadian North ern will be running trains across the continent next year. ... " Prince Rupert has been having a '' coal famine recently. ? ?? O Capt. Lionel Bennett was nominat ed as candidate for the Yukon coun cil for South Dawson by the Young Liberal convention. Chas. Bessuyt was chosen for North Dawson. The . election takes place February 25. The ()" Conservatives candidates are Dr. Rand McLennan, for South Dawson, and Howard Pearce. for North Dawson. 0 0 0 Since 1S81 there have been twenty three executions in New Westminister. s the hanging of Joseph Smith, a few '' days ago, being the twenty-third. This was the first hanging to take place at ' the penitentiary. ? * ? The buzzer has been put on Sun- 1 day pool playing In Prince Rupert. ; '' ^ ^ # Dr. I. H. .Moore, formerly of Douglas 'S and Juneau, and Gus Stenfeld are tak-: ? ing out a winter dump on Long creek. Ruby district. 15 ... h The town of Ruby Is without a dep-,ll uty marshal and Rubyites are doing considerable kicking about it. * * * From the report of the quarter end-| ing September 30. 1912, recently Issued j from the marshal's office at Fairbanks. V it is learned that the Iditarod term of t court cost the government over $35.- f 000, which is In excess of the Fair- t bank's term's cost for the same per- n iod. The trial of Joe Campbell, the j c Kuskckwim murderer, was responsi- I ble for $10,000 of the amount. s ? * ? l According to the Iditarod Pioneer . the'gold production of interior camps last year was as follows, by districts: Iditarod (estimated). $3,250,000; Fair banks district (including gold pro duced from quartz), $3,894,991; Hot Springs. $500,000; Gold Mountain, $40,000; Bonnlfleld, $25,000; Kantish na. $10,000. ? ? ? Trout fishing is again becoming the popular pastime at Skagway. With the coming warm weather more fisher men are going to the hills daily and bringing catches. ? ? ? James Bender, Alaska sourdough of the early vintage, had his first auto mobile ride, when he stepped off the train from Chatanika, recently, where he was met by a number of old Forty mile friends with an automobile, the first he had seen in real life. ADVERTISED LETTERS List of letters remaining unclaimed in the Postofflce at Juneau, Alaska, on Feb. 8, 1913. Parties calling for them should call for "Advertised Let ters," and give date of list Anderson, John (3) Betts, Goo. Borden, Jack Carden, Leland (2) Clausen, Jakob (card) Elstad, Johnny Fritts. M. V. Fukus, F. i Hanse, Charles J. Hansen, Johannes (4 cards) Hendricks, James Hudson, Thos. B. isakson, Jo Kells, P. J. (2 cards) Kristensen, Fred ; Llebnecht, Geo. (card) Lundstrom, Ludvlg (3) Moore, Miss Ion (card) Ogda, Miss Mabel 5 Petroff, Mrs. M. ) Pollock, R. J. r Quam, Sven (card) j Russell, M. A. Smith, L. R. Storm, L. W. 1 Turner, Miss Irene (2) t Waves, Kosmus 3 Williams, Frank (card) Yourke, J. H. (2) E. L. HUNTER, P.M. I FEMMER & HITTER J See this firm for all kinds of dray - lng and hauling. We guarantee sat 5 Isfactlon and reasonable prices. Coa'i delivered promptly. Femmer & Rlt ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone 314. Residence phones 402 or 403. ??? MUSINGS Strategy Is merely finding out our eighbor's faults before he finds out urs. ? * * It isn't only being able to pay the ills for shoes and hats that enables man to make both ends meet. ? * * Time is money, which may be the eason some people spend it so fool jhly. ? ? * We never fully appreciate happiness 1 ntil we reach the point where we look ack on it. ? ? * Nature's handiwork sometimes J eems to need readjusting. The man .?ith the biggest heart generally has he smallest pocketbook. ? ? ? The worst thing about giving advice i that you so often have to take i( ack if it's damaged. ABOUT PERSONS Carl Dietsch. of Kalama, Wash., has. ucceeded In producing a seedless rune. Wolf Jacobs, 102 years of age, of few York City, is under medical care or the first time In his life. David Fisher, aged 101, Frankfort, nd., complains that his hearing has egun to fail. T. A. Rhelnhart, of Salem, Ore., hate land agent, urges abolition of his dice. Says it is useless. Luther Burbank, Santa Kosa, Calif., lant wizard, is preparing to retire, avlng sold is entire business to a syn icate. >IRS. CLEVELAND WEDS PROFESSOR PRESTON PRINCETON, N. J., Feb. 11.?Mrs. j 'ranees Folsom Cleveland, widow of be late President Cleveland, and Pro essor Thomas J. Preston, of Prince-' on University, were married last light at the home of the bride in this ity. President John N. Hibben, of 'rinceton University officiated. Mr. ind Mrs. Preston will spend their j loneymoon in Florida. 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. NOW ELL, MANAGER Professional Cards R. W. JENNINGS ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Z. R. CHENEY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Gunnison & Marshall ATTORN EYS-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. J. F. EVERETT ARCHITECT ?127 Walker Building, Seattle After Murch 16th at Room 6, Alaska Steam Laundry Building The Emp ire I 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 Alaska Flyer S. S. HUMBOLDT ? The Alaska Flyer NORTHBOUND SOUTHBOUND DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle O/Jlce, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFOKD, Agent t i. f ? ALASKA j STEAMSHIP COMPANY Sufoly, Service. Speed Ticket* to Seattle, Tncomo. Victoria ami Vancouver. Through *j* ? ? ticket* to Sun Frnnci*co T !! NEXT BOAT SOUTH?MARIPOSA FEB. 12 -j. !! JEFFERSON Northbound FEB. 11 Southbound FEB. 12 !! NORTH WEST'N " FEB. 12 Southbound FEB. 18 ]? " Elmer E. Smith Douglas Agt. WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt. I ?i-i-H-H-I I I I 1 I'-l-M I-! I 1 ?! I 1 I 1 1 1 I I II I-I-l- 1-1--I I I I II I 1 I I 1 I ?!??!? CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.--B.C.CoastService Sailing from Juneau for Pert Simpson. Prince Rupert, Swanson, Alert Kay, Vancouver Victoria und Seattle PRINCESS MAY FEB. 13 Front and Seward St*. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J T. SPICKKTT. Agt. J II M t II I I I I I I I I I I 1 I i I I II I I I I I I I I I I II I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I ii ALASKA COAST CO. :: 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 ;; 'iii? 11111111111111 ii 1111111111 a 1111111111111111 P A C I F I C COAST S T E A M S H I P CO. % ? steamers for ? SEATTLE, TACOMA, | ? Victoria Vancouver, Bellingham, Everett, Olympia, Port Townsend, ? ? South Bellingham, Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mexico, San Francisco, J ? Anacortes, Los Angeles and San Diego. J % C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. G. W. ANDREWS, G. A. P. D. ? T 112 Market Street, San Francisco. 113 James Street, Seattle * ? ^ ^ C * NORTHBOUND FEB. 16 * ? Curacao southbound feb. 17 ? ? Right Reserved to Change Schedule. S. HOWARD EWING, Local Agt. ? FERRY TIME SCHEDULE I JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau for DoukIak and Tread well *8:00 a. ir.. 9:00 a. n:. 11:00 a. m. 1:00 p. m. 3:00 p m. 4:30 p. in. 6:30 p. m. 8:00 p. m. 9:00 p. m. 11:00 p. ni. Lv. Tread well for Juneau ?8:25 a. m. I 9:25 a. m. | 12:00 noon 1:40 p. in. j 3:25 p. in. j 4:55 p. in. 6:55 p. in.1 8:25 p. ni. 9:25 p. m. 11:25 p. m. LcaveH Douglas for Juneau ?8:30 a. m. 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. ! 9:30 p.m. I 11:30 p. m. I>*avon Juneau daily for Sh^'li Creek ] 11:00 a. m. 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep ii Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. || 5:10 p. m. From Juneau lor Sheep Cre?4v Saturday Nitfht 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. ru. Sunday Schedule same us above, except trip leaving Juneau at 8 a. m. is omitted j L. ?H-H-M-H-HLH 1 I 1 1 I I I 1 I I I I'M-H-i-H I I I i i i-i-i i i i i i ? . OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX J 'Restaurant in Connection Established 1881 European Plan ** i; COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME " " FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS, Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA II ^-i+H-i-1' 1 1 ?i"i"l"H*'I"l?Iiili r i-D-I -I-1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 1 i 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 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 j DRY GOODS, CLOTHING | BOOTS AND SHOES, FURNISHINGS j STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA -TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.