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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
F. A. STRONG Telephone No. .'5-7-1 .-iass mutter November 7. 1912 at the poatoftlce at Ju mna \ . ui. ler the Act <?t" March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: U?e year, by mail $10.00 Six months, by mail 6.00 Per mouth, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU, ALASKA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28. 1913. HARBINGERS OF SPRING WE DO not know that the robin has made his appearance} as yet in Southeastern Alaska, but if he has not, The Em pire's Windham Bay correspondent tells us that canaries have arrived at that pleasant spot. They are thrice welcome; and we hasten to give them the notice that they deserve. For lo. it is a sign that winter is over and gone, the time of the sing ing birds has come, and soon the voice of the bullfrog will be heard in the land. But a few days ago a Seattle newspaper was chortling in innocent glee over the arrival of the first robin in the purlieus of the Puget Sound city. We shall therefore, join our canary birds in their songs, and acclaim their early enterprise in re turning to their summer habitat. A robin may roost on a Se-j attle tive and pipe his lonesome lay, but here a thousand miles; away?in what the good people who do not know Alaska, think is region of perpetual snow and ice, the canary sings as he flits from bough to bough, and the snowdrop and the crocus and jonquil are getting ready to bourgeon forth and welcome the advent of Spring. And over in Sitka?we have it on unimpeach able authority?the pansy, even now, is blooming al fresco. Beat it if you can. And Skagway has not reported for several days. but. we doubt not, the flowers are blooming bravely under the brow of Mount Dewey. This is no longer the ice-belt of the geographies of our youth. It is the country where Spring an early visit pays, and where grasses spring and flowers blow, when other lands bet ter known, thickly populated, and in the "centers of civiliza tions." are still locked in winter's icy embrace. L as then sing of the Alaska Panhandle and sound the loud irrbrel in its praise. It may not be in the banana belt, but it has still greater charms. THE RIGHT RING THE EMPIRE, the past tew days, has printed many interviews with members of the Legislature now here. They have ;.-hed upon a number of important matters, and. it is sub ; >i . tm sentiments expressed by all have been of a high ord i\ i '11. ve been marked by keen intelligence, and a compre 1 isi* nowledge of the subject matter of their remarks. They a v that the members are exhibiting a broad spirit with regar-; - !u important problems that they will be called upon to consider. Tin re is no doubt that the members of Alaska's first Leg is!;i 'i". ipproaehing their duties with a grave concern and a ?ii ? r ..ation to do their full duty by the people who have hon or i i ..nd placed their seal of confidence upon them. That tin .. \ 11 make mistakes is certain: that they will receive unmer ited c n is also true, but by strict adherence to fundamen tal principles of government they will not go far astray. The people are with them now. and are disposed to give them loyal support and encouragement in the efforts that will be made to secure better and fairer government for the Territory. A HOME FOR THE UNFORTUNATE THE care of the indigent of Alaska is a matter that directly appeals to most people. It has been a subject of discus sion for years. Its importance has been acknowledged by the federal officials of the Territory. Governor Clark has evinced great interest in it and has conscientiously striven to have the situation relieved. That it has not been done is not the fault of the Governor. Many others also have labored along the same lines, and it is a matter for regret that so little has been ac complished. Indigence in Alaska is nearly always the result of physical breakdown or accident. The pioneers are sufferers?the men who have literally blazed the trails into the wilderness in search of elusive fortune, ever hopeful, until misfortune's Hand has been laid upon them and they are no longer able to follow their vo cations. Then, under existing conditions, they must either be come objects of charity, or have the brand of the vagrant placed up( n them. Physically they may be spent and broken, but the pride and spirit of the pioneer survive until the spark of life has fled. But let it be said that appeals to Alaskans on behalf of a worthy cause have never been made in vain. This does not meet the case, however, and The Empire is pleased to note that a step has been taken toward the establishment of a home for unfortunate miners and prospectors at Sitka. In this the leading spirit has been Representative Arthur G. Shoup, whose intelligent efforts to secure a building from the Federal Government in the ancient capital, have been crowned with suc cess. The work yet to be accomplished in order to make a home for these men an actuality will devolve upon the Legislature. And that body is composed of pioneers. CLOCK OF PROGRESS TURNED BACKWARD IF WE are to believe the views expressed by a Berlin news paper, the United States is merely talking humbug about non intervention in Mexico. It expresses the German view, no doubt, but nothing more. It fails to grasp the fact that our in terest in Mexico is not measured by the mere dollar. It does not realize as do the people of the United States that Felix Diaz and his followers have set back the clock of political progress in Mexico for a generation.. They have not only discredited their own country but they have worked harm to every other Latin An erii :!ii republic. Even Cuba and the Philippines must inev it. i 1\ suffer as a result of this cut-throat rebellion. ? The revolution that drove Porfirio Diaz out of Mexico was grounded on definite principles of human liberty with which all free men could sympathize. When the new Madero government was finally established the fact was generally recognized that it represented a step forward. Of the validity of Madero's elec 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 I I I I I I HJj Add to the Comfort and Charm of Your Home !!| Nothing udda more to the attractiveness of the home than ? > J n well-appointed table. It helps to make the home the place . ?I , homo ouirht to be. And you would be surprised. perhaps, how much it add* to the putdtivc relish of the incnl. We . , J make it eusy for you to supply your home?little by little, if , . | you liko?with a tasteful pattern of silverware. ? . These goods arc up-to-date and moat reliable of nny made ,, Come and See Our Silverware Department UCHARICK 3 JEWELER and OPTICIAN II I I I I I I I I I I I I 1 Look for the Trade Murk II of tho | ? j I GORHAM CO. ? ? ! tion there could be no question, and the worst that could be said ' of his administration was that it was more liberal and more hu- i mane than that of the dictatorship. When young Diaz and his cut-throats made their appeal from the ballot to the bullet they indicted Mexico's fitness for self-government. They fought for no principle, merely for power and plunder; and while the memory of this exploit lasts the political stability of Mexico will be under suspicion, no matter what may be the outcome of their rebellion. Their exploits arc a standing invitation to all adventurers to conspire against any stable government. ?H I 1 I M I I I 1 I 1 H 1 I I I I '1"I ;; Northern News Notes jj IH-H-H"! 1 I I 1 I I I ' ' "I H I'H-h During his recent visit to the Tu luksak Jack Price secured options on much likely-looking ground on Bear creek, and will leave very soon to re sume prospecting operations there. He will take along a pump and expects to be gone until the middle of May. Mr. Price thinks well of Bear, saying it is the finest-looking country in Alas ka to prospect in; but wether Bear creek carries the values remains to be demonstrated. The options secured by Mr. Price last year on the Aniak were not taken up. * ?? * Alfred Klrkkala. a miner working on 17 below, Tenderfoot, met with a serious accident recently by having a large mass of muck slide from the side of the shaft in which he was working. Both legs were broken and a pick, which was beside him, was run through his nose and mouth. Be side these he received Internal in juries, the nature of which can not be ascertained at this time. * * ? Our suburb, on the lower slough, is feeling somewhat elated on putting one over the main town. The post office at that place is in possession of the new stamps required by the par cels post. The office of Berry, at Es ter. was lately discontinued and the mail for that section comes through Chena, as a result the fish camp also acquired all the supplies from that place. Included in the invoice were the new stamps, hence the crow, says the Fairbanks Citizen. * * * During the progress of the case of Hanot vs Pdero. at Fairbanks. Attor ney L. K. Pratt persisted in taking exceptions to the rulings of the court. Upon an admonishment from Judge Fuller to desist from his attitude lie replied that he would respect the court "if he could." Upon being ques tioned as to what he meant by such a reply he stated that the court had made rulings that were beyond his comprehension, that they could onh have been made from lack of exper ience on the court's part. His audacity cost him $150. HIGH RECORD IN "TRUST-BUSTING" WASHINGTON, Feb. 28.? A high record in "trust busting" has been established in the closing days of Pres ident Taft's administration. Attorney General Wickersham and James A. Fowler, his assistant, the "trust bust er" of the Department of Justice, filed four civil anti-trust suits during the last week and two similar suits in the preceding week, making a new rec ord of a suit a day for six days, ex clusive of Sunday. In addition, the Government nas been victorious in several notable Sherman law prosecutions recently. The "Towing Trust" on the Great Lakes was ordered dissolved, verdicts of guilty were turned against the Cash Register and Bathtub Trusts, and Jas. A. Fatten pleaded guilty to one count of the "cotton corner" indictment. There is no indication that the anti trust activity of the expiring admin istration has ceased, and in all prob ability more suits will be filed before March 4. A distinct effort is being made to bring to conclusion the pend ing investigation of the Standard Oil to determine whether the decree of dissolution has been violated. Attorney-General Wickersham so far has filed eighty-one civil and criminal anti-trust suits during his four years of service, exceeding by nineteen the total number of prosecutions insti tuted by all of his predecessors since the Sherman law was enacted in 1892. Seven anti-trust proceedings were be gun in President Harrison's adminis tration, eight in Cleveland's, three in McKinley's and forty-four in Roose velt's. Under the immediate direction of Attorney-General Wickersham, Mr. Fowler has instituted in less than two years fifty-eight of the eighty-one an ti-trust proceedings begun during the Taft administration. HAYWOOD OUSTED |j BY RECALL VOTE NEW YORK. Feb. 27?William I).; Haywood has been ousted, by a recall vote from the Socialist National Ex ecutive Committee. j POPE PRAYS ALONE OVER DEAD SISTER ROME. Feb. 2S. The Pope's sister. Rosa Sarto, died yesterday in Rome of , paralysis. Sh.? had been ill for some days and the phyisicians in attend-! ance had expected a fatal outcome ow ing to her age, seventy-seven years. The Pope, dressed in a plain black suit, left the Vatican at 2 o'clock in the afternoon in a closed carriage. He . laid a crucifix on the breast of his dead sister and prayed alone in the ; death chamber. He returned to the Vatican an hour later deeply affected. FOUND?Gold-mounted briar pipe. Owner may have it by proving prop erty and paying for this ad. Inquire Empire office. SEAL SHIPT OYSTERS?Freeh at the local agency?CHAS. GOLDSTEIN L : W. H. Cleveland P. J. Cleveland 1 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? S: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 loaves Skagway the following day at 8:00 a. ra. WILLIS E. NOWKLL. MANAGER Professional Cards R. W. JENNINGS ATTORNEY-AT-LAW i Lewis Building, Juneau Z. R. CHENEY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau f 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 Kuildinj;. Seattle After March Ifith at Room (5, Alaska Steam Laundry Uuildinx rtie Emp ire for Job Printing Good Stock Pius Modern Plant Plus Printers that Know Equal Unexcelled Printing MAIN STREET Phone 3-7-4 HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. The Aliuikii Flyer S. S. HUMBOLDT The AUak* Flyer | NORTHBOUND MARCH 4 SOUTHBOUND MARCH 5 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle OHlce, 716 Second Ave. GRO. BURFORD, Agent ?????? . ?H-H-H-H?H-W-l-H H-H-H- I-I--I-I-I -I-I-l"!"! ?!??! I II I M I I II I I I 1 II 1 1 j; ? ALASKA STEAMSHIP COMPANY ?J* Safety, Service, Speed Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma. Victoria and Vancouver. Throutch "" T tickets to San Francisco MAR IPOSA Southbound FEB. 28 'j- NORTHWESTERN Northb'd... M AR. 4 Southbound MAR. 10 ? ? i. JEFFERSON Northbound MAR. 4 Southbound MAR. 5 .. | Elmer E. Smith Douglas Agt. WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt. ** I I I I II II I 1 II I I I 1 1"M CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.~B.C.CoastService Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson, Prince Rupert, Swanson, Alert Ray. Vancouver Victoria und Seattle PRINCESS MAY FEB. 27 Front Mil Seward Sta. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. t. spickett. a?i. | V -i-M-l M I M I I ( 1 I 1 > I I I I I I I I I M I M M I I II I I I II I I I I I I I I I M | ALASKA COAST CO. f For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, ?> !! Seldovla?SAILS FROM JUNEAU !! !! S. S. YUKON MAR. 1 !! !! SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA ! ! connecting at Seattle for San Franci6C0 and Southern California ports jj ? ? S. S. YUKON MAR. 13 ? ? 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 I I 1 I I I I I I I I I I 1 I I I 1*11111 1ft I I ii n n m ? i i . . , . . PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. | STEAMERS FOR ? SIS ATT J JTC, TACOMA, ? ? Victoria Vancouver, Bellingham, Everett, Olympia, Port Townsend, 4 ? South Bellingham, Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mexico, San Francisco, * 4 Anacortes, Los Angeles and San Diego. ? % C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. G. W. ANDREWS, G. A. P. D. ? ? 112 Market Street, San Francisco. 113 James Street, Seattle ? SO NORTHBOUND MARCH 4 J ? X^UTclC&O SOUTHBOUND MARCH 5 ? ? 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 f>>i t Douglas and J Treudwell ! *8:00 a. m. 1 9:00 a.m. ' 11:00a. m. 1:00 p. m. 3:00 p m. 4:30 p. m. Ct: 30 p. m. 8:00 p. ni. 9:00 p. in. 11:00 p. m. r 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. in. I 6:55 p.m. ' 8:25 p.m. ! 9:25 p.m. 11:25 p. m. Loaves Uoutflas for Juneau | ?8:30 a.m. ! 9:30 a. m. 12:05 p. ra. 1:45 p.m. j 3:30 p. m 5:30 p.m. j 7:05 p.m. j 8:30 p. m. 9:30 p.m. 1 11:30p.m. 1 Leaves Juneau daily for Sheep Creek 11:00 a. 111. 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. 6:10 p. ra. From Junrau lor Shoop Crc?-k ; Saturday N'inht Only | ii:00 p. m. for Juneau Returning Leaves Sheep Creek 11:40 p. m. Leaves Treadwell 11:45 p. m. Leaves Douglas 11:60 p. m. Sunday Schedule same ns above, except trip leaving Juneau at 8 a. m. i* omiiUKi I ?H-H-H-fr I"! I I M I I I I 1 I l i t i i i ? ' ? ? ? OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX j " Restaurant in Connection Established 1881 European Plan T ;; COMMERCIAL MEN'S HOME I " FRONT ST. JOHN P. OLDS, Mngr. JUNEAU, ALASKA ^ -X-H 1 I 1 I I M ?I~H~H"IiiI"I"IiiI*4-I"I 1 I -l-H 1 1 I I 1 11 I 1 H I 1 I 1 I 1 I I 1 1 I I 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 BOOTS AND SHOES, FURNISHINGS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA-TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.