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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
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 mail $10.00 Six months, by mail 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1913 SUBJECTS FOR LEGISLATION YESTERDAY The Empire printed a synopsis of legislation which may be enacted by the Territorial Legislature, as compiled by Senator L. V. Ray, of Seward. Senator Ray has devoted some time to an examination of the act creating the Legislature, and he believes that its powers are not so circum scribed as the popular belief would indicate. The legislation as outlined by the Senator from Seward is along progressive lines, and though some of the measures may be expected to meet ac tive opposition, there is a sure probability that a large percent age will be enacted into laws. It is not believed that there is any disposition on the part of any of the members of the Legislature to pass legislation of an extremely radical nature. They realize that Alaska is a young country, with many diverse?even conflicting?interests and a safe middle course is the best to pursue. And this will un doubtedly be done. Alaska is, we believe, about to enter upon an era of unparalleled development, and it is the consensus of opinion that no handicaps will be placed in the path of progress. Legitimate development should be encouraged, but mere spolia tion of the country's resources is not development, and should not be permitted. The great natural resources of the territory should receive the careful attention of the Legislature, so far as its powers shall permit, to the end that they shall return some proflt to the people of Alaska. Taking Senator Ray's legislative proposals as a whole they are along sound, economic lines, and we believe that each of the items named are worthy of careful consideration of the Leg islature. The intelligent interest displayed by Senator Ray and; his colleagues in the matter of progressive legislation augurs well for a successful session of Alaska's First Legislative As sembly. Congress has refused an appropriation for the further min ing of Alaska coal. And rightly. But Alaska coal will suffer in consequence, without doubt, when that government coal mining party tell alll the horrible details. A BRIGHTER OUTLOOK IE THE bill which is to be introduced at the special session of Congress by Senator Chamberlain, of Oregon, be made an Administration measure the people of Alaska, irrespective of section, may reasonably congratulate themselves. For it will mean the passage of the bill and the building of one or more railroads from some coastal point to the great interior country. It will also mean the opening up of the coal mines of Alaska, and the creation of a great coal mining industry. It will mean that Alaskans will be able to mine and burn their own coal, and will no longer have to depend upon an inferior foreign product. It will mean a largely increased population for the different di visions of the Territory, the growth and wide expansion of com mercial business, the development of agriculture and a great im petus will be given to quartz and placer mining. New sections of the Territory will be opened and developed and greater opportun ities will be afforded to all who may seek for them. All these things will not be accomplished in a day, or a month, or a year. But we believe that in the not distant fu ture a start will have been made, a certain policy toward Alaska, will have been indicated, and one which will make for solid pro gress, and which should inspire Alaskans with renewed confi dence in the future of this great Territory. The City Council is also awake to the fact that conditions have changed and are changing, and what sufficed a few years ago will not answer now. One might as well try to sweep back the incoming tide with a broom, as to attempt to block the wheels of progress. And this is worth remembering. Those who don't get in the car are likely to be scrambled. SELECTING CABINET TIMBER ACCORDING to the dispatches President-elect Wilson has made at least four selections of men for his Cabinet. At a matter of fact he has doubtless selected all of them, but the political divining rod has been able to distinguish but four. However, we may expect additions, amendments, emendations and alterations of the roster every day now until the Trenton Sphinx, or the Princeton Oyster?he has been called both?shall have made his official announcement. In the list that was placed before an expectant people yes terday, are the names of William Jennings Bryan, Josephus Dan iels, William G. McAdoo and Congressman Albert Sidney Burle son. If we were to hazard a prediction we would say that al these men will be members of Mr. Wilson's Cabinet. All art progressive Democrats, all were warm supporters of the Neu Jersey Governor in the heated days of the Baltimore conven tion. When others wavered and were in doubt, these men?al of them leaders in the fight for the Princeton man?were verit able towers of strength in the grim struggle for the Presiden tial nomination, conspicuous at all times being the Nebrask* Commoner. But the others, and many more, were able lieuten ants and were wise in counsel as the issue of the contest showed And if it be that these men will be of those who will form Mr Wilson's official family, he has chosen wisely and well. If th< other four measure up to the standard thus set, Mr. Wilsoi will have the ablest Cabinet that this country has seen for man> years. The Commercial Club has made a good start by endorsinj the new school proposition. Let the good work go on. 1111111II111111111111111111I I111 i? Add to the Comfort and Charm of Your Home :!' Nothing add* morn to tho attractiveness of tho hone than , , a* well-appointed table. It helps to make tho home the place , , home ought to be. And you would Ik- surprised. perhapH, , , how much It adds to the positive relish of the meal. Wo , , make It easy for you to supply your home?little by little, if , , you like?with a tasteful pattern of silverware. , , .. Theao goods arc up-to-date and most reliable of nny made , , Come and beeUur Silverware Department I I CHARICK I.J.J jeweler and OPTICIAN H I I I I I I I I i I Look ior uio imuo mm* , , ? of the GORHAM CO. y \ I 1 I I I I I ! 1 I 1 :? Northern News Notesjj 4-1-1 1 I I 1 I I II I"I I I I I 1 H-H-H-H It. McDonald and P. Dunn, miner* at Lockport. Queen Charlotte Islands, were seriously injured by a premature discharge of a blast. ? * * L. Crippeu, head of the Crippen Her i ring Fisheries, Ltd., of Prince Rupert, | is a visitor in Vancouver and report* that the herring now running at the northern terminal are larger than thej nave been in several years. * * m Shortage of water at the Chena mil\ for a time handicapped the handling of the ore from the Rainbow mine un til recently. The defect has been rem edied and it is believed the mill will be kept in continuous operation. * ? ? Judge Lyons, at Valdez, sentenced l Ote Little, found guilty of adultery with Mrs. Ripstein. The court, after giving the defendant a severe, yet kindly, lecture, said that under the circumstances he would follow the rec ommendations of the jury and be len ient, especially in view of the fact that the accused had promised to care for the child, and then the court fined the prisoner $150 without costs. ? ? ? A Stoner, who committed suicide in Marshfleld. Ore., was a barber who had operated in Seattle, Tacoma, Belling ham and Nome, Alaska. He was one of the first in the Klondike rush and ran a shop in Nome for year3, and is reputed to have made a good stake. He arrived In Seattle from Alaska with his wife and 6-year-old daughter September 26. Two months ago he left Seattle, telling his wife he was going back to Alaska to look for an-, other location and that when he found 1 one he would wire. No word came! until a dispatch told of his suicide in Oregon. When he left he had $400 and his barber equipment, valued at' about $100. ? * ? Lawrence Hinkle, son of H. S. Hin kle, government fish agent at Afognak, died recently at that place of heart failure. The body was shipped to Ka nas for interment. ? ? ? A. B. lies, manager of the Alaska Copper Development Company, whose properties are situated on the Kus kalina and Nugget creeks, are the only ones working in the Copper belt since the accident to the power plant of the Kenuicote mine. Mr. lies reports that he has struck a 200-foot body of high grade ore, a car load shipment hav ing returned 56 per cent at the Ta coma smelter. He has but little hope of the railroad resuming anything like regular communication this winter. ? ? ? Chitina is very low in provisions, hot cakes and bacon being the staple dishes. Supplies, however, are be ing taken in for Blum's store. Candles are mostly used for illuminating pur poses. ? * ? One of the most remarkable races ever run took place at Sinrock river, says the Nome Nugget. It was noth ing less than a dog race conducted entirely by Eskimos with their native dogs. Six or seven contestants took part and the teams were made up of 12 or 13 dogs each. The course was up the beach in the direction of Tis hou river and return. For prizes ar ticles of native stocft and some money were given. FIBIGER'S EXPERIMENTS WITH CANCER IMPORTANT BERLIN, Feb. 26.?The results of experiments to find the origin of can cer are published by Prof. Johannes Fi biger, director of the Pathological In stitute at Copenhagen, in the Clinical Weekly. These show cancerous ' growths in the aesophagus and stom ? achs of rodents due to the presence . of worms in the alimentary tract, an | indeterminate number of which are k from the common kitchen cockroach. Prof. Fiberger succeeded in produc ing cancer by feeding the parasites ? eggs of cockroaches to rats. 1 The experiments are considered of . great importance to seekers for a cure of cancer, as they form the first ex perimental production of the disease. FEMMER & RITTER See this firm for all kinds of dray ing and hauling. We guarantee sat - isfaction and reasonable prices. Coai 1 delivered promptly. Femmer & Rit ,r ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone 314. Residence phones 402 or 403. ??? ^ Phone your want ads to The Daily Empire, phone 3-7-4. MUMMY REVEALS OLD LOVE TALE SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 26. ? Through the finding of a love letter on the withered breast of a raumy in the Golden Gate Park Museum, the fact is established that affinities reigned and scandals flourished in the days of the ancient Ptolemies in Egypt. The missive fell out of the mum my's case as it was being given a new coflln. It is figured from the letter the mummy was a priestess in the temple of Amena-Ra nnd the sender of the letter a priest in a neighboring sanctuary. "Oh. my golden poppy, long are the days when 1 see thee not. Aly heart is sick with love for thee. Carefully guard our unrighteous love," is the way the scroll commences. It is figured the woman died in 222 B. C. with the letter clutched to her heart, never to be read again until 11)13. T. R.: "THE NEXT FIGHT" RENO, Nov., Feb. 27?Judge De Witt Turner of this city recently by letter asked Col. Roosevelt what was to be done by the Bull Moose pending the election of 1910. Under date of Feb. 13. the Colonel replied: "I hope that our friends in Nevada, and in every part of the Union for that matter, will now proceed to perfect their organization so that we may be ready for the next fight. Our object should be to perfect precinct organi zations in every county." FOR RENT?Building in a first class location for a restaurant on low er Franklin street. Three-year lease. Enquire Mrs. Cassidy. 2-26-3t. W. W. 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. Mall 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, Juaiin, El I 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. 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 427 Walker Building, Seattle After March 15th at Room 6, Alaska Strum Ijiundry UuiUlintr riie Empire lot Job Printing Good Stock Plus Modern Plant Plus Printers that Know Equal Unexcelled Printing MAIN STREET Phone 3-7-4 HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. | The Ala It a 1- !>vr HUMBOLDT The Ahutka Flyer NORTHBOUND MARCH 4 SOUTHBOUND MARCH 5 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle 'Olllce, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD. Agent I--1 1 M 111 I I i I 1 I-l 1 1111 II 1 1 1JL I W ALASKA | STEAMSHIP COMPANY Safety, Service, Speed Tickets to Seattle, Tacomo. Victoria and Vancouvi-r, Through 4* ticketa toSnn Franciaco MARIPOSA Southbound FEB. 28 ;; !! NORTHWESTERN Northb'd... MAR. 4 Southbound MAR. 10 ?? X JEFFERSON Northbound MAR. 4 Southbound MAR. 5 !! y Elmer E. Smith Douglas Agt. WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt. " ?MH-H-M-H MM! 14 ?! '1 ?! 'I ?I--I--I-1 M 1 1 1 I 1 I 1 I-I-t-I-I-l 'Mi I i 1 III Ml M CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastServicc Sailing frorn Juneau for Port Simpson. Prince Rupert. Swnnson, Alert Ray. Vancouver Victoriu and Seattle PRINCESS MAY FEB. 27 Front and Seward St?. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE j. t. spickett. a?t. ________________________ i i i ill i M I I I I I M I II I M I I I I I I i I I I I I I I I I I M I I I II I I 11 I || ALASKA COAST CO. f For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, .. !! Seldovla?SAILS FROM JUNEAU 1! ! ! S. S. YUKON MAR. 1 i | SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA !! 11 connecting at Seattle for San Francisco and Southern California port# j ; ; ; S. S. YUKON MAR. 13 ? ? ' | Right is reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notice. ?? T For further information apply to ' ' X s. H. Ewlng, Juneau Agent. ALASKA COAST COMPANY, Seattle 4-f I II M I I I II I I I I I I I II I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I M I I I I MIIM MM PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. | ? steamers for ? SKATTIJ3, TAC()MA, ? Victoria Vancouver, Bellingham, Everett, Olympla, Port Townsend, + ^ South Bellingham, Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mexico, San Francisco, J ? Anacortes, L06 Angelc6 and San Diego. f % C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. G. W. ANDREWS, G. A. P. D. I ^ 112 Market Street, San Francisco. 113 James Street, Seattle X ? ^ c northbound MARCH 4 J ? curacao southbound march 5 t ? Right Reserved to Change Schedule. S. HOWARD EWING, Local Agt. J I FERRY TIME SCHEDULE 'JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be I tween JUNEAU. DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau for Douglas and Treadwell ?8:00 a. n:. 9:00 a. ra. 11:00 a. m. 1:00 p. m. 3:00 p in. 4:30 p. m. 6:30 p. m. 8:00 p. m. 9:00 p. ra. 11:00 p. ra. Lv. Tread well for J uncau ?S: 25 a. in. 9:25 a. in. 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. m. 11:25 p. m. Leaven 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. 8:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 11: 30 p. m. || Leaves Juneau daily for Sheep Creek 11:00 a. ra. 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. 5:10 p. m. Krom juneau iur Sheep Creek Saturday Niitht Only I 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. Sun<luy Schedule same as above, except trip leaving Juneau at S a. m. la omitted | ?H~H~H~i"!"liiliiI -l-I-I-l-1 I 1 I I I II I I I 1 1 I 1 I I I I 1 M 1 1 I 1 II I I I I I 1 i i OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX | I] Restaurant In Connection Established 1881 European Plan T , :: COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME I ~ FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS. Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA J ?"'??H?! I 1 1 1 I 1 I"HM ?!??! 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