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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
? J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. .">-7-1 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 mall 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU, ALASKA. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 15. 1913. FILLING FEDERAL OFFICES IN ALASKA t X THE filling of federal offices in Alaska under the Democrat 1 ic Administration, it may be well for the Democrats of the Territory to bear in mind that there is real danger that a not inconsiderable number may go to rank outsiders. While it is true that the Democratic national platforms, of the past eight years, have not only favored home rule for Alaska and have al so contained declarations that the federal offices in Alaska should be filled by bona fide residents, it need not be taken for granted that the latter dictum will be strictly adhered to. This will be true especially if unseemly wrangling shall ensue between can didates for the various offices; for if there be not some degree of harmony it might well be that the President would ignore the Alaskan and send a man with a carpet-bag. This statement is not idly made. Already there are known to be a score or more, of men in the States widely separated, who are aspirants for ap pointments in the different judicial divisions, and they will be backed by strong home influences, by Senators and Representa tives in Congress who have votes and who, naturally, are desir ous of helping their constituents to office in return for services rendered. Alaska is looked upon with favor by the Outside seek er after office. It is to him an alluring field, because, he thinks he may find there wider opportunities for personal advancement and success than he can find at home. While The Empire hopes that every declaration of the dem ocratic national platform will be carried out, as far as possible, in the utmost good faith, there is always a chance that an un infiuential. and hitherto much-neglected mere Territory will not receive even-handed justice, not only in the matter of filling of fices, but in others much more -mportant. This is not a matter of individuals. The individual is noth ing: the welfare of the people of Alaska, the maintenance of wise and progressive government, and the legitimate develop ment of the resources of the Territory are everything. As far as the appointments to office are concerned, The Em pire has no axe to grind, and no favors to seek. It is not doing so. and it will not. Its position on all matters of vital interest to the Territory is known in all the four divisions. Home rule for the people, better laws, freer opportunity, the development of the country, have been advocated consistently for many years. Alaska for Alaskans has been its shibboleth. It is now, and it will be. In the days when carpet-bag government was the rule: when office after office was filled by Republican Pres idents with outsiders, this writer took the same position that is taken today. Then it was said that there were "plenty of good Republicans in Alaska to fill every office within the gift of the Administration, and to fill them with credit and efficiency." The Empire takes the same stand with reference to tne Dem ocrats of Alaska. There are enough Democrats in Alaska to fill all the federal offices without importing a single Democrat car pet-bagger. And it wishes to emphasize the statement in the strongest possible manner, so that it may be understood of all men?especially Alaskans?be their political affiliations what they may. that this it not, with The Empire, a matter of individual choice, selection or preference, but a matter of living principle, for which it will continue to fight until Alaska shall have a gov ernment of Alaskans, by Alaskans and for Alaskans. The Seattle Sun, Seattle's new evening paper, has grown so rapidly in popular favor that in less than ten days from the time it was started, it has had to refuse advertising and, with its present mechanical equipment, it cannot meet the demands of its circulation. The Sun is a clean, up-to-date newspaper, and that it is filling a "long-felt want" is shown by its phenomenal instant success. It may have been noticed that the war between Madero and Diaz in the streets of Mexico has overshadowed the Turk and the Bulgar in Adrianople and the Gallipoli peninsula. SPEAKING OF OYSTERS? THE political enemies of Woodrow Wilson have criticised him sharply for many of his public utterances. Some of them have told him with brutal frankness that he talked too much, but this hostile ebullition was evoked because they lacked sym pathy with the subject matter of his remarks. But the Pres ident-elect has shown in a most direct and unmistakable man ner that he can keep his own counsel. A legion of newspaper men have assailed him daily for weeks past in attempts to get a line on his Cabinet selections. They have utterly failed. Often their questioning has been so direct that it bordered upon the edge of impertinence, but with rare good sense and tact Mr. Wilson seems to have understood the reason for their pertinacity, and he has always replied suavely without divulging, however, the slightest information as to the personnel of the men who will make up his Administration And yesterday he was quoted as saying that he would follow the good, old-fashioned meth od and not make any announcements until the names of the mem bers of the Cabinet are sent to the Senate. And he probably will not. though there is scarcely a doubt that he has settled the matter with himself and probably with the men who will form his official family. But such extreme reticence as this, is not particularly pleasing to the Cabinet-making guild. They are left with the privilege only of hazarding mere guesses, while the public are only interested in the actual timber. Even Vincent Astor, hundred-millionaire, is going to get back to the soil. This fact may give farming a boost among the idle rich. Within seventeen days his critics will probably know Gov ernor Wilson's choice of a Cabinet, but by that time they will have thrown pretty nearly all their missiles. This is no piping time of peace?in Mexico. 111111111111111II111111111111111111' Add to the Comfort and Charm of Your Home :: j ^Nothing adds more to the attractiveness of the home than , , a! well-appointed table. It helps to make the home the place , , homo ouffht to be. And you would bo .turpriwd. perhaps. , , how much it adds to the poeitivo re I in h of the meal. We , , make it eany for you to supply your homo?little by little, if , , you like?with a tasteful pattern of silverware. ? . _ These Roods are up-to-dato and most reliable of any made , , Come end See Our Silverware Department I I CHARICK I J jeweler and OPTICIAN I I I I I I I I II I I I I I I I I I I I Look for the Trade Murk , \ of the 1 1 ( gorham co. ! | THE REJUVENATION OF PORFIRIO I IN THE name of the prophet, figs! Here's the venerable Por firio Diaz, some time dictator of the bleeding Mexico, now an exile from his country, who notwithstanding his eighty-odd years, in the best approved swashbuckling manner announces from his easy chair in gay Paree, that he will put on his shield and his buckler, return to Mexico and take the field against the United States in case of intervention. And if he should? Confusion in Mexico might become worse confounded., There is, no doubt, some fighting blood still left in the veteran former president, and many Mexicans might rally to his standard, but he ought to know that he would wage a hopeless fight, and bat-, tie for a cause already lost, should the United States enter Mex- i ico with hostile intent, which heaven forfend. Instead of breathing war and slaughter this aged veteran of many bloody fights would better counsel peace and unifica tion for the people over whom he ruled so long. General Felix Diaz wants to be recognized as a belligerent. Certainly Felix is not a molly coddle. I BILL FOR DOG TEAM PRESENTED Deputy Marshal Whittlesey, of Seward, Asks Money for Novel Transportation CHICAGO. Feb. 15? A man. bundled in a big fur coat, walked into the United States district attorney's oflice here to day and laid down this bill: "157 miles by dog team?$15.70. "3.S96 miles by rail?$389.60. "Total?$405.30." He is William Whittlesey, at torney and United States depu ty marshal at Seward, Alaska, who came here to testify in a government suit. Never before had the Chicago oflice been called on to pay a bill for trans | portation by dog team. * * 1 I 1 1 1 M I 1 1 I 1 I I 1 1 M i i I 1 i I I :: Northern News Notes i i i i t i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i ; i The Canadian-Klondike Mining Co. is moving many tons of mining ma chinery from Whithorse to Dawson. Horse teams and a caterpillar trac tion machine are being used. . . . George Mclntyre Gibbs, former man ager of the Canadian Rank of Com merce at Dawson, now engaged in the brokerage business in Vancouver, has been placed under arrest on charges, involving a matter of money. Gibbs has been most active in Vancouver club and social, as well as business. life. Klondikers state that in Dowson he was a prominent curler, club and ; fraternity man, booster and all-around good fellow. ? ? ? | An experimental agricultural station is to be established near Kitwangak.! 150 miles east of Prince Rupert. t ? ? The Indians at Fort Yukon celebrat ed the holidays in great style. Some dances cost over $400, and there was one every night for ten days. These dances lasted for twelve hours. More than 300 Indians came to Fort Yukon for the Christmas and New Year's. Some even came from Circle. Others came from Rampart House. * * * Skagway firemen will give a grand ball on the evening of Washington's birthday. * * * F. J. Jerome, a Petersburg blrdman, promises to establish a fast hydro plane mall service bewteen Petersburg and Seattle. ? ? ? Count Adolph Franzel is a working miner on Indian creek, Koyukuk dis trict. ? ? ? The Indian creek country is of a granite formation, and miners do not look upon it with great favor. ? ? ? Aniak, the new camp on the Kusko kwlm producerd $25,000 last seas on. ? ? ? Representative-elect E. B. Collins visited Fairbanks recently. Although he has been in the Fairbanks district since 1904, he has not spent a month in town in all that time. ? ? ? "Right here in Iditarod the Yukon Gold fining Company has a dredging propos.tion which is the best thing of , its kind in the world, and they are go ing to make the most of it," says the Iditarod Pioneer. 9 m 9 Jack McCormick has received the appointment of "roving marshal" to patrol the Fairbanks district. Every thing that will please a smok er may be found at BURFORD'S. I PUT SPIKED BELT j ON "RAG" DANCERS Managers of Spokane Halls Adopt Method of Curbing "Turkey Trotters" ' SPOKANE, Wash., Feb. 15.? Spiked belts for "rag" dancers" ? were put in use here last week at a dance held in a pub lic dance hall. The manage ment announced that any of the dancers, whether they be men or women, who persisted in doing the "turkey trot." or i any similar dances, would be forced to wear a spiked belt. Three young women violated the rule and the belts, piercdjl by twenty-penny nails, were buckled around their waists for the rest of the evening. *? -* OPEN DAY AND NIGHT The new dining room- of the Com mercial Cafe, with private boxes in connection, is now open day and night, and excellent meals are served at all times. 2-4-t.f. The Juneau Steamship Co. U. S. Mail Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sftka 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. NOWKLL, MANAGER 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 i ATTORNEY-AT-LAW I Mining and Corporation Law \ Offices: Juneau, Alaska | Seattle, Wash. J. F. EVERETT ARCHITECT 127 Walker Building, Seattle ! After March 15th at Room 6, Alaska Steam laundry Building 1 H I 1 '' " ? The Emp ire j; 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 Alnxka Flyer S. S. HUMBOLDT The AlAMkn Flyer NORTHBOUND SOUTHBOUND DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Olllce, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFOKD, Agent I I I 'M I 1 1 I 1 1 1 I 1 I I I I 1 I M"H"H ? ALASKA STEAMSHIP COMPANY f Safety. Service. Speed Ticket* !o Seattle. Tacoma. Victoria ami Vancouver. Through *!* ticket* to San Francisco T NEXT BOAT SOUTH?MARIPOSA FEB. 12 } JEFFERSON Northbound FEB. 11 Southbound. FEB. 12 1 NORTH WEST'N " FEB. 12 Southbound FEB. 18 ? ? T Elmer E. Smith Douglas Agt. WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt. 1 M-I11-l ?I"H~Iiil'iT,]iiliTii,TiI"I Mil I11 I'M 'I 1 1 1 I 1 1 M-i CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.--B.C.CoastService Sailing from Juneau for I'ort Simpnon, Prince Rupert, Swannon, Alert Pay, Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY FEB. 13 Front and Seward St*. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. T. SPICK KTT. A*t. ?4-i I I II I I I II I I I I I I II I II H 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 I i ALASKA COAST CO. i: 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 jj H+H I M II I ) I I I I I I I II I I II I II I I I I I I I I I II I I I I I I I I I I I I I I PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. ? > STEAMERS FOR ? KKATTI.K, TACOMA, ? J Victoria Vancouver, Bellingham, Everett, Olympia, Port Townsend, + J South Bellingham, Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mexico, San Francisco, ^ ? Anacortes, Los Angeles and San Diego. f J C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. G. W. ANDREWS, G. A. P. D. I J 112 Market Street, San Francisco. 115 James Street, Seattle ? } O O NORTHBOUND FEB. 16 * ? "3* Curacao SOUTHBOUND FEB. 17 ? J 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 DoukIa" and Trcadwell *S: 00 a. m.! 9:00 a. m. 11:00 a. m. J 1:00 p. m. 3:00 p in. | 4:30 p. m. 6:30 p. m. 8:00 p. in. 9:00 p. in. 11:00 p. m. Lv. Trend - well for Juneau *8:25 a. m. 9:25 a.m. 12:00 noon 1:40 p.m. | 3:25 p.m. 4:55 p. m. G:55p. m. 1 8:25 p. m. ' 9:25 p. m. 1 11:25 p. m. Leaves Douvclns 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. I 7:05 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 9:30 p. m. 11:30 p. m. ]! I^mves 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. m. From Juneau lor Sheep Cretic Saturday Nljfht Only i 11:00 p. 111. for Juneau Returning Leaves Sheep Creek 11:40 p. m. Leaves Trsadwell 11:46 p. m. Leaves Douglas 11:50 p. m. Sunday Schedule name an abovc^excepUripJcuvin^^ ?I 1 1 1 Ml I'M I ! 1 I I 1 ?! -I 1 1 l-l-I I 1 III t I 11 OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX j [j. Restaurant In Connection Established 1881 European Plan " t COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME " j- FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS, Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA I! I I 1 11 M | | I I I I 1 1 I 1 1 I 1 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 We Are Headquarters for DRY GOODS, CLOTHING I III 11 ? III II II1IW HIIW'Irf.MM'H IIMnBnMaaWMMWMMMMWHBBWIMBMWMMWMBWaBB? BOOTS AND SHOES, FURNISHINGS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA-TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.