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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 postotllco at Ju- i neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Q?e year, by mail $10.00 Six months, by mall 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.0U QUALIFICATIONS OF SENATOR TANNER THE technical point urged by those of Skagway that would prevent Senator J. M. Tanner from acting as a member of the City Council at that place seems far-fetched. They are up on an ordinance that requires a member of the City Council to be a registered voter, and. because of the fact that his duties' as a member of the Territorial Senate prevented. Senator Tan ner did not get to Skagway so as to register for the municipal election that took place last Tuesday. It is urged that this dis qualifies him to serve, notwithstanding that he was re-elected to the Council by a vote of almost two to one. No one questions but that Mr. Tanner is a citizen of Skagway, and he has regis terer several times since the passage of the ordinance. After a vexatious experience with the floods that held him up at Pittsburgh for several days, Chairman Hugh C. Todd, of the Democratic State Central Committee, has returned to Seattle filled with characteristic optimism. He says the President will appoint those Democrats the organization has recommended to office in the State of Washington. THE APPOINTMENT OF WALLACE THE appointment of Hugh C. Wallace to be ambassador to France does not improve the American service in the way the average man would like to have it improved. Wallace's chief claim to fame rests upon his great wealth and the fact that the late Chief Justice Melville W. Fuller was.his father-in-law. He always has been closely associated with the monied inter ests. He supported Palmer and Buckner in 1896 and he has al ways opposed Bryan with his influence and money. He did all within his power to defeat the nomination of Wilson last year, and solely because Wilson was the candidate of the progressive Democrats. However, he gave the ticket loyal support after the Baltimore convention, and the association with progressive Dem ocrats since that time might have worked a change in his atti tude toward things political that has not been noticed out in the West. Anyhow, there is satisfaction in the knowledge that his boss while in office will be Bryan. All protectionists, whether Louisiana Democrats or Penn sylvania Republicans, look alike to President Wilson. He has decreed that the sugar growers cannot write a tariff schedule that will be unfair to the sugar users. THEORY OF THE MEXICAN REBELLION THE northern stales of Mexico?Sonora, Sinaloa, Coahuila and Chihuahua?with Gov. Carranza, of Sonora, at their head are in "constitutional revolt," according to the declaration which they have sent forth. They have separated themselves from the remainder of Mexico, and the state machinery is be ing used by the revolutionists. In fact, the customs houses are pretty generally in their hands, and the public revenues are be ing used to maintain armies in the field that control most of the tetrritorial area within their boundaries. They acted in most part through their legislative bodies and state officers. There fore. there is a rebellion in progress that is of a geographical character such as that which prevailed during the American Civil War. The "constitutionalists," so-called, have announced that they will not attempt to invade other sections of Mexico, but that they will resist any attempt at coercion of their states on the part of Huerta. However, the announcement says that their action does not contemplate the permanent independence of their states, "except so long as it might be necessary to guarantee national constitutionalism." It all sounds peculiar to an American, but is probably good logic in Mexico. The situation seems to be that the people of Northern Mexico are still believers in the tenets of Madero. They believe that his removal was accomplished in violation of the constitution, and that it is not the purpose of Huerta to pay attention to the constitution that, theoretically at least, makes the power of the citizens supreme in that country. They look upon the dead Madero as a statesman that was doing his best to establish the reign of the people. They know that the consti tution was a dead letter during the rule of Diaz and that the ad herents and supporters of Diaz are the men that are now closest to Huerta. They feel that to continue Huerta in control would be to return to a personal government, such as that given Mex ico by Diaz, or at best, it would mean an oligarchy where a small group of men would exercise all authority without reference to or regard for the people. They believe that it would be a gov ernment where death by execution or assassination would be the penalty for criticism. If that is what Southern Mexico would prefer, then the Northerners are for separation until those of the South change their minds. SHORT PARAGRAPHS CONCERNING ALASKA (From "Alaska, an Empire in the Making, by J. J. Underwood." Pub lished by permission of Dodd. Mead & Company.) One mine in Alaska has produced four times as much gold as the United States paid for the entire territory. This mine, the Treadwell. operates the second largest stamp mill in the world. Boers property on the Witswaterstrand, South Africa, is its only competitor. Alaska contains approximately twenty-one million acres of coal lands. Of this amount thirty-two thousand acres were staked by the men who discovered these lands. Ac cording to the estimates of competent engineers and geologists, the coal in Alaska is sufficient to sustain the people of the United States for 5,300! years at the present rate of consump tion. During the past ten years, the com merce of Alaska with the United States?in and out?has amounted to more than $500,000,000, several millions more than the trade of the United States with the Orient. The mineral production of Alaska from 1883 to 1910 amounted to $206, 000,000, more than $195,000,000 of this amount being in gold. The averdu pois weight of gold taken out of Al aska?rougly figured?is a little more than four hundred tons. This does not include several million dollars in gold brought to the United States by the Americans from the Klondike region. Since the occupation by the citi zens of the United States, Alaska has yielded in fishery products?walrus, ivory, aquatic furs, whalebone and fish?to the value of $210,000,000. The food fishes at the close of the 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 I I t I I I I1 Forced Out of Business I By owner of Building. Had no lease. Must Move in Thirty days and have no house to J j move into. Must sacrifice my stock of !! Watches, Clocks, Jewelery, Silver- ;; ware,Cut Glass, Hand Painted China ;;! wrI I CHARICK il l & Hand I | X JEWELER Painted China And OPTICIAN I I I I I I It 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 fiscal year 1910 had netted $129,301, 482 and the fur seals $50,366,767. Alaska is more than twice the size of the German Empire, nearly thir teen times the size of New York state, larger than all of the states north of the Ohio and Potomac riv ?rs and east of the Mississippi, and is something more than one-fifth the size of the United States proper. It would make nearly five hundred states as large as Rhode Island. Estimates made by the United j States Department of Agriculture, In experiments extending over eleven years, placed the area of arable and grazable land at sixty-four millionj acres. This department estimates that the territory is susceptible of sustaining a population of from three to five million persons by agriculture pursuits alone. PIONEER PROSPECTOR LIKES SILVER CREEK Walter Dikeman, who went to the Silver Creek country near Lake Tes lin about six weeks ago, according to a letter received from Atlin, has returned to the latter place for sup plies. and incidentally, with an en couraging report of the country. Dikeman is reported as saying that, while he had not done much pros pecting during the short time he was on Silver Creek, owing to the deep snow, yet the appearance of the coun try and nature of the formation were such as to lead him to conclude that gold exists there and it was for the purpose of securing suplies on which to conduct extensive prospect work that Dikeman returned to Atlin. Walter Dikeman is tne man wno discovered gold in the Iditarod coun try. later selling his holdings there for a .uarter of a million dollars. He is an < xperienced prospector and has the m ans for carrying on operations on large scale. He has several men in his employ with him in the territory of the reported new strike and if there is anything more to be discovered there, Dikeman is the stamp of man who will be Instrument al In locating it.?Whitehorse Star. SAVING GRACE OF TOM MARSHALL I am setting no little store by Thomas R. Marshall, the Vice-Presi dent. He grows upon the capital and up on the country in a personality that is set to especial usefulness and time liness for this era. Vice-President Marshall is the sav ing grace of a strenuous administra tion. He is the only thing that "rests" the country. He is one of the few men I ever met high up in Ameri can politics who doesn't take himself too seriously. He is neither burdened with his mission nor oppressed by his tremendous responsibility. Following a long and ponderous list of superfluous excellencies in the sen ate chair here is a real human being so natural, so easy, so quaintly, soft ly humorous, and so homespun kind, that he is already kin to the senate and half the capitol. Tom Marshall, of Indiana, thought he "sank into a four years' silence" when he said his salutory on the fourth of March. But he was mistak en. He has just begun to talk. The Lord be praised for his sense of hu mor. The senate is going to be better and happier for that man. He will get under Wilson's jacket too, and Bryan's and even the tense, stern Burleson and the rest of them, and make them glad when the Mexics are fretful and officeseekers rage. The Vice-President's humor is not so hard and sharp a thing as wit. It is the real thing. It gets under the cockles of the heart and never stings. It does not make a noise, but it relax es and it warms. He wraps it oftenest about himself and all about his station. The Vice Presidency is a soft human joke to Tom Marshall. It really tickles him to death, with a kind of shame-faced merriment at having nothing to do. He is a good presiding officer al ready and will be fine. But it does not worry him. He was a "corking" good governor out in Indiana and did big things strongly and can do them again. But the humor of the Vice-Presiden tial chair has got into his bones and he'll never get it out. It is the most humorous place in all the civilized world, and I am so glad Tom Marshall found it. There is one office in Washington around which there isn't going to be any friction for the next four years. And mark me, when the time of tension comes anywhere else in this administration, there is a reserve power of force, and kindness and tact, and the saving grace of humor in this Imliunu second fiddle that will do as much as the mightiest to unite the chords and reestablish the har monies. The country is just beginning to know its vice-president. It has a pleasure in store.? John Temple Graves. CHICAGO POLICE MAKE A PECULIAR ARREST CHICAGO, April 7.?A woman giv ing her name as Mrs. Jack Lewis caused the arrest of a man here yes terday whom she claims to have married at Portland, Ore., six months ago. The arrested man refused to give his name, but says lie never was in Portland and never saw the woman that caused his arrest before. The new Spring and Summer styles are now ready. You are cordially in ' vited to call and inspect them.? P. WOLLAND. lw. NOTICE i United States Commissioner's Court for the District of Alaska, Divis ion No. One, Juneau Precinct, In Probate. In the matter of the estate of FRED BROMAN, Deceased. NOTICE Is hereby given that the I undersigned has been, by the United ; States Commissioner, Probate Judge of the above entitled court, by an or der duly made and entered, appoint ed administrator of the estate of Fred Broman, deceased. All persons having claims against said estate are here by notified to present them, with the proper vouchers and in legal form, within six (6) months from the date of this notice, to the undersigned, at his residence on the Beach Road at Douglas, Alaska. Dated this first day of March, 1913. Ij. a. slane, Administrator. NOTICE OF FORFEITURE TO L. A. Moore, Berta Jarmy and Fred Stevenson: You and each of you are hereby notified that you co-owner, the undersigned, have performed all the necessary labor as required by Sec tion 2324 United States Revised Stat utes and the amendments thereto ap proved January 22nd, 1880, concern ing annual labor upon mining claims, j upon the Sum Dum group of placer claims and upon the Duck creek group I of placer claims, for the year ending December 31st, 1912, for the purpose i of holding said claims; And unless you, within ninety days I after the first publication of this no ! tice, pay your proportion of the cost of said annual labor as required by law, and the cost of this notice, your interest in said group or groups of i said claims will, in accordance with ; law, become the property of the un dersigned; the proportion to be paid 1 by L. A. Moore, holding one eighth in I terest in each group is $25.60, and the cost of this notice; the proportion to be paid by Berta Jarma is $12.70, jand the cost of this notice, holding one-eighth interest in the Stun Dum group; and the proportion to be paid by Fred Stevenson, holding one-eighth interest in the Sum Dum group is $12.70, and the cost of this notice; Said claims being located in the Harris mining district, near Power's creek, and about six miles from the Postoffice at Sum Dum, Territory of Alaska; and recorded in book eleven (XI.) on pages 51 and 52 of Placer records, on the 5th day of February, A. D., 1912, in the the office of the Ju neau Recording District. First publication March 8, 1913, last publication June 8, 1913. ANDREW JOHNSON. Professional Cards R. W. JENNINGS ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Junenu Z. R. CHENEY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW ?j 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 j; 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 l 127 Walker Building, Seattle ] 205 Seward St. JUNEAU | W. H. Cleveland P. J. Cleveland ; CONTRACTORS - BUILDERS ; Estimates Furnished Free Upon | Request Good Mechanics, Good Material, Best Results 'PHONE 6-0-3 JUNEAU H. W. AVERILL DENTIST Case Bldg. Front and Main Sts. Office Hrs: 9 a. m. to 12 m. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 'PHONE?209 PSYCHIC READER HERE Madam Chcironu, palmist and | phychic reader, of London, Eng land, has located temporarily in | the Johnson Cottage, Second and Main St. Readings strict- I ly confidential. * * ; 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 o, 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, .Tualln, El drcd 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 j J following day at 8:00 a. tn. WILLIS E. NOWELL, MANAGER HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. | The Aln.skn Flyer S. HUMBOLDT The A Lanka Flyer NORTHBOUND APRIL 10 SOUTHBOUND APRIL 11 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Olllce, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFOKD, Agent -H-H-H-H-H"11 !? I 1 I I I I I I I I 1 I M H"I"H 1111111111111111 II i\@\ ALASKA ! STEAMSHIP COMPANY Safety, Service. Spe?(l Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma. Victoriu and Vancouver. Through "" tickets to San Francisco " JEFFERSON Northbound ....APR. 7 Southbound.... APR. 8 ;; NORTHWESTERN Northb'd. . APR. 12 Southbound APR. 19 S. S. MARIPOSA Southbound APR. 9 ? ? ALAMEDA Northbound APR. ,22 Southbound.... APR. 29 ?? ?r Elmer E. Smith Douglas Agt. WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt. J. ?M-H-M-M I I I I I 1 I I 1 I !? I 1 1 1 1111111 I l-I-I r> i/O 8_B0 A Airv Allcn Shattuck> A9ent< 0ffice ? I nllli g Iil/tINLJ with Juneau Transfer Co- ? r>, I ? /> John Henson, Douglas Agent T I Steamship Company | ? REGULAR FAST SERVICE BETWEEN SEATTLE AND JUNEAU ? t Southbound Sailings S. S. ALKI, . April 14 : I 17 i. G 1.1.1 First c,ass $19.00 t ? rare to oeattie second ciass $12.00 | ?++ 4-f-K n II >-i t M i n i; 11111111111111111111111111 :! ALASKA COAST CO. ii For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, ? ? I Seldovla?SAILS FROM JUNEAU I I II S. S .ADMIRAL SAMPSON MARCH 30 || | | S. S. YUKON APRIL 24 | | || SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA || ;; S. S. ADMIRAL SAMPSON APRIL 7 ; ; S. S. YUKON APRIL 6 I ! ight is reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notice. , . || S. H. Ewing, Juneau Agent. ALASKA COAST COMPANY, Seattle ? | * M i m 11111 ii 111 ii 1111111111111111111 H i mi 111 > i' 11 t PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. ? skattije, tacoma, i: X Victoria Vancouver, Bellingham, Everett, Oiympia, Port Townsend, o X South Bellingham, Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mexico, San Francisco, ? Anacortcs, Los Angeles and San Diego. ? t C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. G. W. ANDREWS, G. A. P. D. o X 112 Market Street, San Francisco. 113 James Street, Seattle J S. S. SPOKANE North APril 1022 8outh APr- 11*23 o % CITY OF SEATTLE North APril 16-28?South April 5-17-29 ? ? Right Reserved to Change Schedule. S. HOWARD EWING, Local Agt. ^ CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.--B.C. Coast Service Sailing from Juneau for I'ort Simpson. Prince Rupert. Swnnson. Alert Bay. Vancouver Victoria und Seattle PRINCESS MAY P. C. DOCK MARCH 22 Front and Seward Sta. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J.T. SPICKETT. A*t. 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 ?8:00 a. m. 9:00 a. ir.. 11:00 a. m. 1:00 p. m. 3:00 p m. 4:30 p. m. 6:30 p. m. 8:00 p.m. ' 9:00 p.m. 11:00 p. m. Lv. Trend well for Juneau *S: 25 a. m. 9:25 a. m. 12:00 noon 1:40 p. m. 3:25 p. m. 4:55 p. m. 6:55 p. m. S:25 p. m. 9:25 p. m. 11:25 p. m. iA'aVOF DoukIiih for Juneau ?8:30 a. m. I 0:30 a. m. 12:05 p. m. 1:45 p. m. 3:30 p. tt 5:30 p. m. 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. m. 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. 6:10 p. ra. From Juneau lor Sheep Creek Saturday Nwht Only I 11:00 p. m. for Juneau Returning Leaves Sheep Creek 11:40 p. in. Leaves Treadwell 11:46 p. m. Leaves Douglas 11:50 p. m. ; Sii'ulav S. h.-liil.' -Mill' a.M uImvi'. . x<-.-pt trip U?avitUjInnea?JitjjJ?J^ We Are Headquarters for DRY GOODS, CLOTHING BOOTS AND SHOES. FURNISHINGS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA -TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.