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J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. 3-7-4 Entered as second-class matter November 7, 1912 at the postoffloe at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1379. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Ore year, by mail $10.00 Six months, by mail 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1913. DOUGLAS ENTERPRISE DOUGLAS business men have taken hold of a proposition to supply their town with a hotel with a vim and deter mination that are refreshing. They propose to raise the sumof forty thousand dollars and have a hotel completed by July 1. And they will undoubtedly accomplish their object. They seem to be going about it the right way. The money for the project is to be raised among the people themselves. They know that a hotel will be a good investment, and that the town needs it. It is a matter of civic pride with them as well as good bus iness. It is this kind of business enterprise and sagacity that make for the upbuilding of any community. The cultivation and encouragement of public spirit is one of the very best en-! terprises in which a town can engage. The live town catches the live people, while the dead community is fit for sepulchral pur poses only. Douglas is to be congratulated. May she not only make a grand success of this hotel, but soon need another to keep pace with her growth. GETTING OUT OF THE PHILIPPINES THE lack of ability on the part of the Mexican people to main tain a stable government, as illustrated by the continu ous revolutionary outbreaks in that country, serves to re mind us of what will undoubtedly occur, in the Philippines if they be given their independence as provided by a bill now in the Congress. In this connection Speaker Clark the other day no doubt voiced the sentiments of most of his countrymen when he said that he wished we were out of the Philippines in as good shape as we were when we got in. It is easy to get into trou ble and it is hard to get out. To get out in good shape with no scars on body, conscience or pocket is not often possible, but it might be in this case. It is creditable to the American people that they want to get out. even though they express a preference as to the man ner of doing it. A wish to right a wrong must always precede a resolution. We got into the Philippines in a hurry, but that is not a sufficient reason for getting out with alacrity. When the mind is made up, however, the cost of the undertaking will be no obstacle. Frequently there is more profit in renunciation than ever was gained in acquisition. The United States will get out of the Philippines some time, no doubt, and we hope with honor. All that is necessary is to keep on wishing, and to remember that we are not likely tofind ourselves in very bad shape if we base our action upon the truths of the Declaration of Independence. INAUGURAL DAY AT WASHINGTON THE National Capitol will soon be the mecca of many people. Democracy will turn out en masse, we suppose, to witness the inauguration of a President of its own faith, a spectacle that has not been witnessed in twenty years. Therefore, it promises to be a veritable gathering of "the clans," and the wanta-eta, and other fraternities, and. perhaps, even a goodly representation from the In-Bad clubs, including Tammany Hall. And. notwithstanding the democratic simplicity of which we now and then hear?especially about election time?the pomp, power, and circumstnce of the Army and Navy will not be ab sent, for Washington must provide a pageant, or the purely and important, commercial side of the inauguration ceremonial would be a dismal failure. Hollow-Horn Bear and a band of dusky maidens?from gov ernment reservations?will add a touch of aboriginal color to the occasion, while militant, or suffering Suffragettes will be there, we are told "en force, full-panoplied, and boosting for their cause." 'Tis well. They will furnish a novelty in inaugural cere monies. at least, and may they be as doughty in furthering their cause as were their crusading prototypes of the ancient time? but, much, very much less fierce and warlike The first woman Justice of Peace in Illinois has declined re election because of her objections to a third term. Her politi cal principles do credit to her, but they stamp her indubitably as a non-Progressive. MINNESOTA'S GRAND OLD MAN NOT long ago the State of Minnesota paid a fitting tribute to her "grand old man"?United States Senator Knute Nel son. Nine hundred Minnesotans, representing all classes banqueted the veteran statesman at St. Paul, and gave him a loving cup. It was a two-fold celebration. He was seventy years old on'that day and he had just been unanimously elected United States Senator for the fourth time. It has been well said of Senator Nelson that in his sturdy personality he typifies the qualities which have made the Nor wegian-Americans such valuable citizens of the great Northwest, contributing so greatly to its development. Ruggedly honest, sober, industrious, tenacious, possessing an abundance of com mon sense, he is typical of the race from which he sprang. He was the first Scandinavian to sit in Congress, the first to be gov ernor of Minnesota, and the first to sit in the United States Sen ate. And in every public position that he has filled he has done his duty with an eye single to the welfare of his State and the Nation. Senator Nelson is known as the "friend of Alaska." The term is not misapplied. At all times he has endeavored to as sist in securing beneficial legislation for this territory. He has never been called upon in vain, when a meritorious matter need ed consideration and support. He visited the different sections of Alaska some years ago and he gave careful study to the Ter ritorys' condition and its needs. And he has been an outspok en, in defatigable friend ever since. And the Alaska people, appreciate the sterling qualities thai 1111111111111111111111111111111111II Add to the Comfort and Charm of Your Home :: ' ,, Nothing add* more to the attractiveness of the home thun , . a' well-appointed table. It help* to make the home the place , , homo ought to be. Anil you would be surprised, perhaps. , , how much it odds to the positive relish of the meal. We , , make it easy for you to HUpply your home?little by little, if , , you like?with a tasteful pattern of silverware. , , _ThoHe goods are up-to-date und most reliable of any made , , Come and See Our I Silverware Department I I CHARICK I J JEWELER and OPTICIAN 1 I I I 1 II I I I I I I I I I I 1 1 I I I jook for th? 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The man who borrows trouble gen erally gives his peace of mind as I security. ? ? ? Some people are always too busy to do anything but talk about how busy I they are. ? * * When a girl becomes convinced | that crying makes her nose rod, she i stops. i"l"l i -l-'l?l-l-i"!"!"!"!"] I i I r~i?i~i i:Northern News Notes;; ?I I I I I I M I I 1 I11 I 1 i i I I I 1 t i I 1 b Elghty-one tons of average rock on the Spalding-Letterman lease at the head of Dome creek ran $64 to the ton. Letterman has sold his half In terest in the lease to Jack Ronan and John Cummings for ten thousand dol lars down, and $20,000 In six months. ? * ? Word was received in Nome that ) Key Pittman was elected Senator of! Nevada by the small majority of 89 votes. In the last election he was defeated by Senator Nixon. Pittman was at one time In Nome an attorney. When the miners and the Nome Sin ook Co. were at out he took up the case of the miners. He has been in Nevada ever since the big gold rush which made Goldfields.?Nome Indus trial Worker. * * * The people of Iditarod recently raised $1,075 for Oscar Margraf, who lost his eye by a steel splinter striking it. Margraf is an old-timer in Alas ka. ? ? ? | A can with 18 sticks of dynamite) exploded in a boiler house on Wise man creek, Koyukuk, completely wrecking the plant. No one was killed. The can containing the dyna mite was placed in the boiler to thaw. ? ? ? Conservative estimates for this year's output of gold in the Iditarod district, set the figures at close to $6,000,000 from all sources. Only 288 men paid the road poll tax of $8 each In Nome precinct last year. ? ? ? It took Uncle Same some time to establish a money order department in connection with the Ruby postof fice, and even now, after its installa tion, complaint is made that suffic ient applications blanks are not furn ished to meet the requirements of the local office, says the Record-Citizen. ? ? ? A stampede has been on from Fair banks to Deep creek. A find of rich decomposed quartz in the creek bed ' caused it. 9 9 9 Regarding the report from Seattle to the effect the Northern Commercial Company has arranged for the ship 1 ment of freight from that point ? through to Fairbanks the coming ? spring, Manager O. E. Laning, of the , company's Dawson interests, states t that the arrangement applies only to that business which is to be rushed forward early in the season. i _ TO JUNEAU PATRONS: 1 I wish to announce that I am pr^ ? pared to give prompt and efficient 1 service in delivering, coal hauling freight, baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER Phone Order 5-7 or 55 tf ; Job Printing at The Empire Office NOTES AND GLEANINGS Exactly 1.6S6 new publications came into exiBtance Inthe United States and Canada during 1912, as announced by the American Newspaper Annual and Directory; that makes five of these enterprises launched each day. But 1,650 were discontinued during the year, making the net increase only thirty-six. There were, of course, many consolidations, and the net in crease does not at all represent the | increase of printed newspapers and; periodicals circulated. The annual income is estimated and publica tions is estimated at $360,000,000? a million dollars a day?two-thirds of it derived from advertising; this rep resents a gain in the last decade of more than 86 per cent. The current Annual and Directory describes 24, 3S1 publications, of which 2,633 are daily, 17,285 weekly, and 3,069 month ly. These are printed in 11,629 towns. Pnblcations in the interest of special classes and lines of business show a notable increase. Quoting Director Blocker Van Wag enen of the Vineland school for the feeble minded as estimating 2 per cent of the population to be "of men tally defective strain," Mr. Robert W. Hebbard, Secretary of the New York State Board of Charities, says the 200,000 whose minds are affected in this State are ill-cared for. The cen sus of the custodial asylums reveals 4,208 inmates, slightly exceeding their proper capacity. WILL pay $1.00 for four liVQ_and uninjured crows. Deliver to C. K. Forner, Tripp's bungalow, Main St. 6t SEAL SHIPT OYSTERS?Fresh at the local agency?CHAS. GOLDSTEIN Phone your subscription to The Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4. 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 leaveB Skagway the following day at 8:00 a. m. WILLIS E. NOWELL, 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 J 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 at Room G. Alaaka Steam Ijiundry Building i 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. j I The Alail.a Flyer S. S. HUMBOLDT The Alai.Ua Flyer NORTHBOUND SOUTHBOUND DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Office, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent H-H ?! 1 1 ?! ?! I?I I I I 1 I 1 1 I I II1 I II I 1 I 1 i i i i i i i , ? ALASKA STEAMSHIP COMPANY Snfcty. Service, Speed Ticket* to Seattle, Tucomn. Victoria and Vuncouvor. ThrouKh ? ? ticket* to San Kranciaco ^ 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 1 I 1 t I I I I I 1 II I I I I 1 H 1 I I 1 1 I I I 1 II I I II H l-I-I CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastService Sailing from Juneau for I'ort Simpson, Prince Rupert, Swanson, Alert Buy, Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY FEB. 13 Front and Seward Sta. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. T. SPICK KIT. Agt. I i IH i I i ? I II II I It II 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 ! ALASKA COAST CO. i! For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, ? > !! Seldovia?SAILS FROM JUNEAU i! !! S. S. YUKON ? ? - FEBRUARY 4 !! !! SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA 11 ccrnecting at Seattle for San Francisco and Southern California port6 | | ;; 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 ?' I H I it MII U I M I 8 M 1 ? I li I I H II II I II I I I I I I I I I I I II I I H I P A C I F I C COAST S T E A M S H I P C 0. I STEAMERS FOR ? SEATTI.K, TACOMA, ? Victoria Vancouver, Bellingham, Everett, Olympia, Port Townsend, + ? South Bellingham, Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mexico, San Francisco, X O Anacortes, Los Angeles and San Diego. f % C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. G. W. ANDREWS. G. A. P. D. I X 112 Market Street, San Francisco. 113 James Street, Seattle ^ ? Q C NORTHBOUND FEB. 16 + ? Curacao SOUTHBOUND FEB. 17 T ? 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 ?S:00 a. E 9:00 a. it.. 11:00 a. m. l:00.p. m. 3:00 p in. 4:30 p. m. 6:30 p. m. 8:00 p. m. 9:00 p. m. 11 ? 00 n m. Lv. Tread- , well for Juneau ! *8:25 a. m. I 9:25 a. m. I 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. ra. 11:25 n. m. Leaves Douglas for Juneau ?8:30 a.m. I 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. j 8:30 p.m. 1 9:30 p.m. I 11:30 p.m. t Leaven Juneau daily for Sheep Creek 11:00 a. m. 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. ra. 5:10 p. ra. From Junriiu for Sh?-op Croi4c Saturday Nitcht 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. in. Smulny Sfli. ?lul'' -is tvi|. Wvintr Jun.-:.u ?t ?? m. in omitu-.i I ?I I I I 1 I I I !? I111 H-I-M-H-H-H-H I'M 1 ?!? !??! Ill I III I HI I OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX | II Restaurant in Connection Established 1881 European Plan T COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME ? " FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS. Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA J ?H-HH-H !? 1 M ! 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