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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. 3-7-4 Entered an aecond-clasa matter November 7, 1912 at tho poatofflce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1S79. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Q?e year, by mall $10.00 Six months, by mail 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 14, 1913. POWERS OF THE LEGISLATURE THE powers that may lie in the Territorial Legislature seem to be a debatable question. At any rate there seems to be a wide divergence of opinion as to the powers that may be exercised by that body further than to memorialize the Con gress. Lawyers who have examined the act creating the legis lature do not agree as to the limitations popularly supposed to be placed upon it. However, it may be presumed that the legis lature will set about enacting such laws as they think are need ed, and pass them up to the President and and the Congress to determine whether they have exceeded their powers. The members from the Fourth judicial division, we are told, have already, in their ''mind's eye," some subject matter that should be whipped into good law. These embrace: A tax on foreign corporation. Amendment of the road law. Amendment of the banking law. Amendment of the incorporation act for the incorporation of companies. Amendment to the mining laws with regard to record and what shall constitute annual assessment work on mining claims. Care of indigents. Amendment of the election laws. Small debt court. Tax on transient traders. Amendment to the criminal code regarding notaries. Penalty for passing checks when drawer has no funds in bank. Appointment of a mining inspector for each division. Revision of the Alaska code. Creation of the office of superintendent of public instruction, defining who shall be teachers. Quite a respectable list indeed from the Fourth. If the other divisions do as well the first territorial legislature promis es to have a busy time. The large increase of business made during the past two years by the First National bank of this city, speaks well for the growth of this section and the careful management of that institution. The bank's deposits have doubled and its profits rose from zero to $:> 1.000. And its growth during the next year will undoubtedly be much greater. ALASKA RAIROAD DEVELOPMENT THE latest news from Washington indicates that the Govern ment. under the leadership of President Wilson, may final ly undertake railroad development in Alaska, says the Se attle Sun. Once this policy has begun, it will probably be con tinued until the whole territory is made accessible by rail. It is but a few short years ago since that northern region was looked upon as inaccessible, never to be developed except in a superficial manner, by the miner and prospector. No one believed that there would ever be a railroad north of the Canadian Pacific, yet within the last two years, we have seen two trans-continental lines rapidly pushing their rails across British North America far into what was at one time supposed to b efrozen wilds, and one of them getting ever nearer towards Alaska. It is interesting in this connection to recall a book that was published forty years ago predicting the ultimate construction of an international railroad from Winnipeg and through Alaska and connecting at Bering Straits by tunnel or bridge, with a trans-Siberian line, continuing onward towards Moscow and St. Petersburg. The writer of this book was looked upon in his day as an idle dreamer, yet he was perhaps a seer with clear vision. It will take but little more gridironing to the Northern wilderness to bring about the realization of his dream insofar as the Amer ican side is concerned. On the Asiatic side, engineers have recently pushed their way up from Vladivostock, Siberia towards the Straits investi gating topographical conditions with an idea to railway construc tion. The day may be approaching when, with advancing pop ulation and enterprise, the inter-continental railway will become a reality. Although the elections were held on November 5, the Pres ident and Vice President of this nation were formally elected only yesterday. MEXICO AND THE MONROE DOCTRINE WITH the United States on the point of intervening in Mex ico, comes to mind once more the Monroe doctrine, which in effect, constitutes this nation the protecting power of the American continent. There also arises the question whether the Monroe doctrine is as beneficent as it seems. No doubt at the time it was promulgated by President James Monroe it served its purpose well, and continued to do so for many years. But with the lapse of time its sphere of influence seems to have been extended rather than diminished. In the beginning the idea that no European or other foreign power should obtain a foot hold in America was no doubt sound. But in the time that has elapsed numbers of independent governments have been estab lished. and have become permanent and stable. The fear of for eign encroachment has long passed, and today there is not even a remote possibility that a European or Asiatic nation could, or would, attempt to set up a colonial government on the soil of either of the Americas. It is occupied by its own people and could only be taken from them by a war of conquest?some thing not within the bounds of reason. And yet, as a direct result of the Monroe doctrine, the United States may find itself compelled to enter Mexico with an army and bring order out of chaos. The precedent has been estab lished. 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When the United States assumed policing powers over the little swarm of Central American republics trouble was invited, to say nothing of the burden of expense that was added to that i of the American people. Of course if Mexico should be occupied by American troops that burden would ultimately have to be : borne by the Mexican people, already impoverished because of j internecine warfare and misgovernment. The beneficent effects of the Monroe doctrine are jug-handled. The protected reap whatever advantages that accrue, while the protector pays the piper. The Monroe doctrine has not added to our commercial prestige, or extended our trade The commercial relations of the countries under our protect ing wing are much more extensive with European nations than with the United States. In other words, we have the glory, those get the profits. The Monroe doctrine needs revision?either upward or i downward. 1 I I 1 I I I I I 1 I I I ! ! I I M 1 I 1 I 1H II Northern News Notes I I 1 I I 1 1 I 1 1 I 1 1 I I I I I I' !? l11!11!"!"!11 ? The measles epidemic at Metlak- | hatla and Saxman Is abating. ? * ? Ketchikan is improving its fire alarm system. ? ? ? No trace of the missing fisherman Jim Short, has been found though his ; boat was picked up adrift between Onslow island and Meyers Chuck. It i is believed that Short periBhed in a ] storm. i ? ? ? The Lindenburger Packing Com- : pany's cannery tenders Berlin and Or ient have been sent from Ketchikan to Seattle to be overhauled. ? ? ? Geo. Redmond, who was severely frozen early in January while enroute from the Teslin lake strike had the toes of one foot amputated at St. An drew's hospital at Atlin, last week and will undergo an operation for the other foot in a few days. ? * ? The Telegraph creek mail carriers are having considerable difficulty this month in getting the mail through. When but a short distance from Atlin the dogs got their feet wet and were consequently frozen, the temperature being forty degrees below zero at the time. After some delay fresh dogs were secured and the journey re sumed. On account of the great depth of snow and mildness of weather, it is impossible to cover more than an average of ten miles per day. 9 m m The Dominion telegraph station at Tagish was burned a few days ago. The men in charge of the station es caped with their lives, but lost all their clothing and supplies. ? * * Frank Palmer, engineer of the steamer Bertha, was fined $100 at Skagwayq for assaulting Assistant En gineer William Kennedy. ? ? ? The Skagway baseball team had its first practice this year on Feb. 9. Last year the first practice took place In March, therefore the Daily Alaskan concludes that Skagway's climate is getting milder. ? * ft Skagway is rejoicing in securing un limited quantities of Northfleld coal, mined at Departure bay. It is free from dust and rich in bitumen. ? ? ? Dr. Thompson M. P. for Yukon has asked for an allowance for the wife of the late Governor Ogllvie who was commissioner of Yukon Territory in 1898-99. Mrs. Ogllvie is a sister of Colonel W. P. Richardson. Mr. Ogllvie was not a wealthy man when he died. GOES TO BABYLON 2185 B. C., FOR LAW The legal code of the great Babylon King Hammuraji, who died 2185 B. C., is one of the authorities on which Judge Muench, of the circuit court of St Louis, Mo., bases a decision by which he dismissed the action of 8 year-old Louis Bernero to set aside the will disposing of the $1,000,000 es tate left by Mrs. Theresa Bernero, who died July 15, 1911. The boy is the son of Emanuel Ber nero, adopted son of Mrs. Theresa Ber nero and her husband, Louis Ber > nero. The suit was brought -by his mother, Mrs. Lorraine T. Bernero, of St. Louis, as best friend. Judge Muench's decision is that the child of an adopted child has no rights as an heir after the adopted child is dead. The relation of the grandchild to the adopter is contradictorial. he holds. This is the first time. Judge Muench says, that this precise point has been adjudicated in Missouri. Arguments in the case were made two months ago and the court has been consulting legal authorities ever since to get a basis for the decision. SIX-FOOTER AT 13, STILL GOING UP I ? i CONNELSVILLE, Pa., Feb. 14. ? Somersett County, this State, has a thirteen-year-old boy 6 feet 6 inches tall and still growing. For two years he has, been wearing long trousers, ? and his fond parents are puzzled what to do with him, because he outgrows his clothes before he outwears them. He is well developed and strong and weighs in the neighborhod of 200 j pounds. Altohuhg normal at birth and j when a child, within the past two years lie began to sprout up to an enor-1 mous height and a special bed was constructed before he could obtain I rest. Young lady wants position in office where there is a chance for advance-; ment. Address Room 15, Occidental ; hotel. 2-12-3.t 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 Juueau 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 ATTORN EY-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. J. F. EVERETT ARCHITECT 127 Walker Building, Seattle After March 15th at Room fi, Alaaka Steam I?aundry Buildimr Phe Emp ire 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 Alnxkn Flyer S. HUMBOLDT The AUflka Flyer NORTHBOUND SOUTHBOUND DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Olllce, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent I I I II I M I- H ?MM' I M I I I I 1 I I 1 I 1 1 1-1 ?! ? ALASKA | STEAMSHIP COMPANY Safety. Service. Speed Ticket* to Seattle. Tare ma. Victoria and Vancouver. Throuich ? ? tickcta to Sun Kranciiico I! NEXT BOAT SOUTH?MARIPOSA FEB. 12 I! JEFFERSON Northbound FEB. 11 Southbound FEB. 12 .j I! NORTH WEST'N " FEB. 12 Southbound FEB. 18 -I I II Elmer E. Smith Douglas Agt. WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt. X ?!-H-l-H-H-? I?? 1 ? ? I? ? 1 ? ? 1 ? ? I? ? H-HH-HH-l? ? I ?l-l-l I 1 I 1 I I I T I 1 I I I I 1 I- l l 1 I I I I !? 1-1 CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastService Sailing from Juncuu for Port Simpson. Princo Rupert. Swannon. Alert Bay. Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY FEB. 13 Front und Seward St*. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. T. SPICKKTT. A*t. I I M I I i I II I I II I M 1 I I 8 I I I II I I I I I I I l? I I I I I I II I I M II I I I I ALASKA COAST CO. :: For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, .. !! Seldovia?SAILS Ff^OM JUNEAU || ? !! S. S. YUKON ? ? ? FEBRUARY 4 I I !! 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. ? | II For further Information apply to ' | || S. H. Ewing, Juneau Agent. ALASKA COAST COMPANY, Seattle || I I 1 I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 1 I I I I I I I I I I II H PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP C 0. f ? STEAMERS FOR ? | SKATTJ.K, TACOMA, * ? Victoria Vancouver, Bellingham, Everett, Olympia, Port Townsend, ? ? South Bellingham, Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mexico, San Francisco, ^ o Anacortes, Los Angeles and San Diego. f j C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. G. W. ANDREWS, G. A. P. D. ? ^ 112 Market Street, San Francisco. 113 James Street, Seattle ? SO p NORTHBOUND FEB. 16 J ? O. Curacao SOUTHBOUND FEB. 17 ? i O 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 DuukUix and Trend well *8:00 a. in.! 9:00 a. m. | 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. Tread well for Juneau ?8:25 a. ra. I 9:25 a. m. | 12:00 noon 1:40 p. in. 3:25 p.m. 4:55 p.m. 6:55 p.m. 8:25 p.m. 9:25 p.m. 111:25 p. m. leaves , Douglas 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. 9:30 p. m. 11:30 p. m. [/?avc.s 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 Sheci> Creek 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. m. Sunday Schedule same as above, except trip leaving Juneau at 8 a. m. ia omitted | ?! I I I 1 1 I I I I 1 I I I I K ! I H-M-H-t I ?! 1 I II 1 I I I I M l i' i OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX *! Restaurant In Connection Established 1881 European Plan J f ;; COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME " " FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS. Mngr. JUNEAU. ALASKA II ?? I ?? I ?11 !? 1 I I I I 1 1 1 1 M I M 1 II M II I I M H -1 !? 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