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J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. 3-7-4 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, TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 25. 1913. THE FLOWERS THAT BLOOM IN SKAGWAY UP IN Skagway?they call it the Garden City?the good peo ple?the ladies?are distributing fifty pounds of flower seeds for the spring planting in the certain knowledge that they, will bud and blossom and long ere the sun reaches the summer solstice the gardens of Skagway will be things of beauty and furnish joy for many months to all beholders. To one who knew Skagway in its genesis?in the raw, wild days when, in deed. it was a waste, howling wildernes in its truest sense, it is hard to conceive of the town as a blooming parterre. And yet, the proofs that it is such after the sun has turned his face to ward the earth?that time when the singing of birds has come and the voice of the bullfrog is heard in the land?will be furn ished by any Skagway citizen. Therefore we believe it and glory in it. because it goes to show what can be done on Alaska soil, when it is given a little attention. Then it brings forth and buds and blossoms, and all may see. But there is another side to the Skagway flower question. It combines the useful with the agreeable?a veritable utile dulci ?worthy of commendation and emulation. It is the pride that the people take in their home town. They try to make it beau tiful by devoting some time to the aesthetic as well as the pure ly material. They tell of their flowers which bloom in the spring and sometimes project themselves into the winter season. A primrose by the river's brim, is not a yellow primrose to them. It is a violet blushing in the shade, a pansy with a velvet cheek,; fresh as the top o' the morning. Do winking marybuds begin to open their golden eyes, the fact is chronicled, dressed up and embellished with nosegays of true poesy, until the very air is redolent with the perfume of flowers. Skagway, may thy gardens increase, and thy people con- j tinue to plant flowers, and tell all the world about them! Skag way. lapped by the sea, mountain-girted, smiling and happy? sweet be your fields and fair your flowers, your waters never drumlie "WHAT'S IN A NAME?" RECENTLY General Leonard Wood, who will be master of ceremonies at the inaugural ceremonies at Washington, di rected Philadelphia stationers to print cards for the Presi dent-elect. not as Woodrow Wilson, but as Thomas Woodrow Wil son. Now comes Woodrow Wilson and protests against the de crees of Generals and printers, and persists in being known with one handle only to his patronymic. As Woodrow Wilson he was mentioned for the Presidency and elected to the Presidency, and he intends to be inaugurated as Woodrow Wilson. A man's right to as much or more of his given name as he wants to carry through this vale of tears is as unassailable with Presidents as with anybody else No stationers to the inaugura tion of Hiram Ulysses Grant disputed the right to be made Pres ident under the mistaken West Point name he had ever after accepted and been known by. No Generals in charge of the in auguration of Stephen Grover Cleveland ventured to compel a restoration of the Stephen which had been dropped. Who are these present Generals and stationers that they would re-name a President-elect against his wishes and rights and all pre cedents ? THE ANTARCTIC TRAGEDY THE full text of the last message of Captain Robert Scott, the Antarctic explorer, published in The Empire of yester day, further illuminates the tragic manner in which he and his brave companions met their death. It is one of the great tragedies of exploration. The gale that overwhelmed them was, no doubt, akin to those which sometimes sweep over the Bering Sea and the Arctic regions. There we know them as "blizzards," and it is probable that death came quickly to Scott and his com panions. In the long list of sacrifices to the quest of the Poles, those that cling in the memory bring up haunting pictures of pro longed suffering. Franklin's men struggling southward vainly, and one by one "falling as they walked"; Hall of the Polaris dying in Thank God Harbor; Greely and the six skeleton men with him barely rescued from starvation in the hut where their comrades had died; De Long and his two boats' crews, all dead but three men after prolonged exposure. There are tragedies of the Polar seas and snows that re main mysterious. How did Andree die, swept toward the Pole in his great balloon from Spitzenberg? And Henry Hudson, set adrift by his mutinous crew in open boats with his young son and six invalid sailors The Poles have been conquered. Peary in the north; Amund sen and, a month later. Scott in the south, have proved what men already knew. Yet Scott's expedition differed in an important respect from any other. It was not mere adventure, but the most thoroughly scientific undertaking of the kind that has ever been known. Indeed, we are told, that it was a scientific expe dition in the truest sense of the term, and the disaster that over whelmed it makes it a two-fold calamity. DIPLOMACY AND DOLLARS THE United States Government will appeal the cases of Ed ward Mylius and Cipriano Castro to the highest court, ac cording to yesterday's dispatches. Both men were denied admittance at Ellis Island because they were deemed undesir ables Mylius, it was charge,d had libeled an Englishman. Of course it was not because that Englishman happened to be the King that admission was denied him. At least if it were it would be vigorously denied. But at its worst Mylius' offense was pure ly political, and is not this country the asylum for the oppressed of all nations? Little General Castro was denied admission not for anything he did before coming to America but beqause he has told lies inM 11 i 111111111111111111111111111 \dd to the Comfort and Charm of Your Home !! Nothing add* more to the nttractivcneaa of the home than , , i well-appointed table. It help* to mnke the home the place , , ionic ought to be. And you would be Hurpriaod. perhap*, , , low much it adda to the poaitivc rclinh of tho meal. We . . nako it easy for you to aupply your home?little by littlo, if , , 'ou like?with u taatcful pattern of ailvorware. , , Theae good* are up-to-date und moat reliable of any made , , Come and See Our Silverware Department UCHARICK .J JEWELER and OPTICIAN II I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Look for tho Trade Murk , , of the GORHAM CO. ? ? since his arrival. But Castro while in Venezuela and dictator of the country quarreled with the Asphalt Trust. He wanted to unscramble it, and if he had been permitted to remain in his country he might have achieved fame as the original trust-bust er of all the Americas. And in Castro's case it may be that the Asphalt Trust remembers his pernicious activity, and the re fusal to admit him possibly might be traced to that source. Di plomacy has undoubtedly figured in the exclusion of Mylius. Why not dollars in the case of the Venezuela extinct volcano? I 1 !? I I 1 I I 1 I I I I I I I I i I I I 1-H The Alaska Press I I I 1 I 1 I 1 '1 'I 1 1 I I l-H-? The Guggenheims showed great, l>luck and enterprise in building that road, but it was a great mistake, it seems quite evident that it will prove impracticable to keep it up at all, and it certainly can never compete with a road built on any of the many avail able routes that have not the extremes of the winter season to contend with. ?Fairbanks Citizen. ? * ? There was no actual necessity for Secretary Fisher's admitting that his department has played the dog in the manger with Alaska coal claims. We all know that and cannot be made to believe that any court designated to adjudicate our coal matters will in jure us to the extent that the Interior Department has.?Valdez Miner. ? ? ? The march onward to the perfect equality of the sexes was stepped to a new tune recently when the fem inine clerk of the Vancouver school board was arrested for embezzling $3,000. Surely, not a case of "wine, women, and song."?Valdez Prospect or. ? . ? A man over at Nome got five years for raising a check from $2 to $22. He wasn't wise. He ought to have tak en the bank and then hired eminent counsel.?Ruby Record-Citizen. ? ? 9 The committee investigating th< money trust discovers nothing new when It finds that a comparatively small clique in New York controls the wealth of the nation. Everyone has known that for some time, and govern ment figures furnished by the various bureaus were sufficient to show it. These riches were acquired in the or dinary manner. Some are the direct results of franchises, how obtained, matters not. Industry and financial control betrayed ,ts apparently inher- j ent necessity to centralize, and cen tralized it is.?Nome Industrial Work ier* ?1- I ! 1 1 I 1 1 1 I I I 1 1 !? I 1 I I I I 1 1 I I I ;j Northern News Notes;;! -Ml 1 1 1 1 H 1 1 1 1 1 l'i 1 1 1 1 I 1111 1 Fred Berg dropped into a crevasse in the Valdez Glacier, a distance'of 42 feet. He struck a ledge where he perched all night and when morning j came he managed to cut steps with | his snow shoes inthe side of the i crevasse, and reached safety. His hands were badly swollen, but he was not seriously injured. 9 m w There is a big demand at Petersburg and Wrangell for timber permits. 9 9 9 Upper Long creek, Ruby district, is beginning to attract the attention of miners who are willing to give their time and money to the development of that part of the creek, feeling that they will be well repaid, ? ? ? The trail from Valdez into the in terior has never had as many teams working at one time on it since the mail was taken from Valdez. Ed. Wood, the freighter, has 24 head of stock on the trail taking in feed and supplies for the government stations and for the road commission. * ? ? O. P. Gaustad, of Cleary, Alaska, plans installing a hydro-electric plant near the mouth of Pilot creek for the purpose of supplying quartz properties with current for power. A dam and & ditch 11 miles long will be includ ed in the proposed improvement. ? ? ? The report comes over from Fish Egg that there are plenty of herring at that point. The mild curing sta tion there is securing a few king sal mon along so things will open up soon. 9 m 9 Peter McChes, a gentleman who sought to increase his income by the humble means of boot-legging was caught in the act and fined by the commissioner at Iditarod, the whole some sue of $250 and costs. Mr. Mc Ches operated his system on Otter creek, and when hauled up before the Judge pleaded guilty to the charge. The judge said It was a caution how men would try to make money by lllegiti mate means when there were all kinds of channels open whereon he might ply his talents in a legitimate man ner, and to enforce his words he lined McChess two hundred and fifty dollars and costs of the administration of justice in this particular case. Peter paid up like a man and will bootleg no more. ? ? ? John C. Woods, of the Alaska Road Commission was in Ruby in the in terest of the road cimmlssion. and to look over the district before return-1 ing to Fairbanks. He visited all the creeks in order to obtain an idea' of the probable future of the camp j before making recommendations to headquarters. ? ? ? According to Bob Griffs, who was at Ophir last week, the old lunoko dig gings are as good as they ever were, while the new strike is apparently cer-! tain to make a small camp, says the! Iditarod Pioneer. Mr. Griffs says Crip ple is quite a town, with a lot of buildings. He was not out on the creeks, but learned that they were looking better all the time, with pay reported in several places. WANTED?An experienced laun dress to work on mangle. Wages 40c per hour. For full particulars write to Whitehorse Steam Laundry, White horse, Y. T. 2-24-3t. W. H. Cleveland P. J. Cleveland CONTRACTORS ? BUILDERS Estimates Furnished Free Upon Request Good Mechanics, Good Material, Best Results ?PHONE 6-0-3 JUNEAU The Juneau Steamship Co. U. S. Mail Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route ? Leaves Juneau for Hoonah, Gypsum, Teuakee, 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 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. 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