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J. F. A. STRONG Telephone No. 3-7-4 Entered as second-class matter November 7, 1912 at the postoftlce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1S79. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Q?e year, by mail $10.00 Six mouths, by mail 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 THE POTENCY OF A JOKE THE "saving1 grace" of a keen sense of humor has often been written about. Many a situation has been prevented from developing into a tragedy by a witicism. However, it is likely that no spontaneous outburst of that kind ever was more potent to those concerned than the remark made by a Southern Congressman the other day after the gunners on the monitor Tallahassee had launched an 850-pound shell at the dispatch boat Dolphin, from which committees of Senators and Representatives were watching the destruction of the old Katahdin by the 12 inch guns of the naval ships assembled near Newport News. In the fog the Tallahassee had mistaken the Dolphin for the tar get. and the great shell came screaming a few feet above the heads of the law-makers that were standing on the Dolphin's deck. There was immediately a lively scrimmage among the Dol phin's passengers in the rivalry to get closest to the deck. Not a word was spoken until after it became apparent that the mis take had been discovered, and that no more shells were coming from the monitor. The scared and serious Senators and Repre sentatives began to rise to erect position. Probably at that mo ment every man in the crowd was ready to begin an official investi gation. The first audible expression, however, came from the Gentleman from Dixie, who said: "By God, I'm goin' to apply for a pension." Instantly the whole affair became a good joke, i Mr. Dickeson's activity in trying to save the Tanana valley as a traffic-producing reservation for his 110-mile railway is somewhat amusing. STATE RIGHTS AND STATE DUTIES MOST of the reforms in governmental matters demanded by the people could be more easily worked out by State govern ments than by the Federal government. States govern ments are closer to the masses than the national government is. They are made so by geographical, topographical, industrial and social conditions. Government from Washington must be confined to matters that concern the whole nation, or it becomes j non-resident government. This Nation is so large that there is no longer any section of it that is not in an insignificant minority. The greatest danger that the country has had to face has been that resulting from the fact that government has become too far removed from the people. It must be brought closer. The practical, effective way of bringing it closer is through lo cal government machinery?municipal and State. Local govern ment is government by public servants that are directly respon sible to the people governed. That is the difference between "State rights" and "New Na tionalism." The former is self-government?government from within. The other is bureaucratic government?government from without. But there are State duties as well as State rights. If States would always perform the former there would not be so much danger of the latter beirg invaded. If the people of the separ ate States would do their full duty as citizens talk of Roose velt's Ossawattamie theories would dissappear Let those that want things better take charge of the gov ernment machinery that is their own and go to work. The machin ery of the municipality and the State belongs to the people of the municipality and State, while the machinery of the Nation be longs to Georgia and New York, Rhode Island and Texas, and all the other wide-flung commonwealths. The refusal of the British hall owners to permit suffra gettes to have place where to hold meetings is of doubtful pub lic policy. Even a suffragette cannot be in attendance at a meet ing and toting dynamite cartridges around to schools, churches and public railway stations at the same time. WELCOME. CORDOVA TIMES The first number of the Alaska Times, of Cordova, has made its appearance in Juneau. It is the latest newspaper craft to be set afloat on the sea of Alaska journalism. It is a six-page, weekly paper, issued Sundays. It is well-filled with advertisements, and already possesses the look of prosperity. In its announcement the Times says that it will be conduct ed on non-partisan and non-political lines, that it will serve no special interest, and that it will encourage harmony between the various towns and communities of Alaska. The Empire welcomes the Times to its exchange table and wishes it long years of prosperity. It would be cruel to suggest that those Icelandic settlements in Northern British Columbia are the result of the recently pro mulgated edict that no more alcoholic liquors shall be imported into Iceland. Now if those Senators can only be made to see how popular the House of Representatives has become through the develop ment of legislative speed! ?? i GLEANINGS FROM GREAT NORTHERN EMPIRE Work has begun with a large crew on the Rambler Gold Mining Com pany's claims at Valdez. Develop ment work will be pushed along rap idly. ? ? ? A. F. Demldoff has been appointed postmaster at Kodiak to succeed H. C. Hope, deceased. He was endorsed by C. E. Bunnell. Deocratic Committ man. ? ? ? The British Columbia argricultural department is making a scientific in vestigation of the agricultural possi bilities of the Queen Charlotte Isl-j ands, Graham island and the Skeena and Stikine valleys. Officials are on the ground, and will spend the sum mer there. * * * An immense black fox with thick, glossy fur that had been purchased for an Eastern fox-raising company at a cost of $1,500 escaped from its cage at Fairbanks and got away into the hills early this month. Notwithstand ing that dozens of hunters got out af ter it. it was still free to catch rab bits and ptarmigan when last heard from. * * * Judge Frederic E. Fuller, of Fair banks, has called a term of the district court to convene at Ruby for June 13th. The term will be the first ever held In Ruby and authori zation for it came from the Attorney general of the United States. From Ruby the court will proceed to Idit urod where a summer term of court will be held. The term at Ruby will be recessed while the court olticiais are at Iditarod, and if a sufficient amount of business accumulates, an other Ruby session will be held when they are their way back to Fairbanks from Iditarod. I * # * A hydraulic plant is being installed on the Totlanika river, a tributary of the Tanana flowing in from the di rection of Mr. McKinley. The op erators expect to keep a crew of men at work all summer. * * * Fairbank's night school that has been running all winter, closed April ,21 until next fall when it will be re newed. ? * ? B. R. McDonald, Canadian collector of customs at Prince Rupert, has been promoted to the position of Canadian customs agent at Chicago. * ? * The government is rebuilding the wharf at Fort Liscum, near Valdez. An ice house and root cellar also are being constructed, and various other improvements made. ? ? * Rev. R. H. Ziegler, of Valdez, was ordained to the priesthood by the Right Rev. P. T. Rowe, Bishop of Alas-; ka. for the Protestant Kpiscopal church, last Sunday. * * * The merchants of Fairbanks esti mate that the cut in freight rates on merchandise and machinery to he shipped into that place will mean a saving of $200,000 this year to the peo ple of that town alone. * * * The Alaska Water, Light and Tele phone Company, of Valdez. is erecting a new plant that, it is claimed, will be the last word in electrical power and lighting equipment. It will be op erated by water, and have power to sell to all within its territory that want it. * * * Late information from Fairbanks says there will be more work this year on Smalwood creek in the Fair banks district than has been done in the last several years. A lot of good pay is said to be lined up. and some good outfits will be worked. * * * Late arrivals at Fairbanks from the old Circle City diggings say that the | 1913 output of that section will show | a marked increase over the output for last year. There are a dozen hy-| draulic plants and dredges ready for. work, and they have the ground lined up for a busy season. * * * A peculiar gold strike was made in the Big Chena neighborhood in the Fairbanks district recently according to the Fairbanks Times. Coarse gold as large as navy beans and ranging from that size down to the size of rice grains was found in a gravel bank upon a high plateau. The find has lead miners to the conclusion that the country is worth prospect Example for Senate. If the Senate will follow the good example of the House and hurry to a vote on the tariff, the country will be thankful.?Seattle Sun. The Lovera Monarch Is the popu lar bit size. ?** Clam chowder every day at "U and I" Lunch Room. 4-14-lm. II ill III I I III I 111 I I 1 III 1 It Are your eyes weak or over- ?? I! worked? Are your present !! I) glasses satisfactory? The re ?? lief of eyestrain by accurately ?? ? ? fitted lenses is followed fre- ? ? I! quently by the general tone im- I! ;; provement of other ailing or- \ \ gans. I can positively give you ?? !! the best optical service north !! II of 53, and as good as the best, jj ?? south. Consultation Free " Broken Lenses Replaced ; | Satisfaction Guaranteed jj Robert Simpson, jj Opt. D. :: SPECIALIST IN REFRACTION :: Home Address, Juneau Alaska, with Dr. Harrison, dentist, '' Over Raymond Co. Tin 11 hi 11111111 m 11 mi I This is Fred Tracy's Story. The following story Is told on Fred Tracy, the popular agent of the Alas ka Steamship Company: Fred was purser on one of the lin ers plying to Alaska during the early rush. Three days out from Seattle one of the passengers walked up to him and said: "Purser, you must really find me a place to sleep." "Where in thunder have you been stepping?" asked Fred. "Well," said the fellow, "you see its this way. I've been sleeping on a sick man, hut he's getting better now (and won't stand for it any more."? Cordova Times. FEMMER & RITTER See this firm for all kinds of dray ' ing and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. Coai delivered promptly. Femmer & Hit ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone .114. Residence phones : 402 or 403. ??? I In the United States Commissioner's Court for the District of Alaska, Div. No. 1, Yakutat Precinct. In Probate. In the matter of the estate of Gus tav Tesch, deceased. NOTICE Is hereby given that the 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 Gus tav Tesch, deceased. All persons hav ing claims against said estate are hereby 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 at Yakutat, Alaska. Dated this 5th day of April. 1913. FRANK R. BIGFORD Administrator. NOTICE OF FORFEITURE TO L. A. Moore, Berta Jarmy aad; 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-1 tion 2324 United States Revised Stat utes and the amendments thereto ap-; proved January 22nd, 1880, coucern-j ing annual labor upon mining claims, i upon the Sum Dum group of placer | claims and upon the Duck creek group of placer claims, for the year ending December 31st, 1912, for the purpose of holding said claims; And unless you, within ninety days after the first publication of this no-! tice, pay your proportion of the cost j of said annual labor as required by law, and the cost of this notice, your; interest in said group or groups of said claims will, in accordance with law, become the property of the un dersigned; the proportion to be paid by L. A. Moore, holding one eighth in terest in each group is $25.60, and the cost of this notice; the proportion to be paid by Berta Jarma is $12.70,1 and the cost of this notice, holding one-eighth interest in the Sum 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 Postofilce 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-1 neau Recording District. First publication March 8, 1913, laBt publication June 8, 1913. ANDREW JOHNSON. Professional Cards R. W. JENNINGS ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Z. R. CHENEY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau R. A. GUNNISON ATTORNEY-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, Aia?ks Seattle, Wash. J. F. EVERETT ARCHITECT 127 Walker Building, Seattle 205 Seward St. JUNEAU W. II. Clbvkland I'. J. Cl.bvrl.and Con tractors-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 WHEN YOU want to eat well, go to the Commercial Cafe Dining Room, Lunch Counter, Private Boxes. The choicest viands at lowest prices. For reservations for private parties, phone 2S1. 3-6-Lf. JUNEAU STEAMSHIP CO. United States Mail Steamer S. S. GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route Leaves Juneau for Funter, Ex cursion Inlet, Hoonah, Gypsum, Tenakee, Killisnoo, Chatham and Sitka 8:00 a. m. April 4, 10, 16, 22, 28; .May 4. 10, 16, 22, 28; June 3. 9, 15, 21, 27; July 3, 9, 15. 21. 27; August 2, 8, 14, 20, 26; September 1, 7. 13, 19, and 25. Leaves Juneau for Tyee and DaranolT Warm Springs 8:00 a. m. April 28tli, May 28th, June 27th, July 27th, August 26th, and September 25th. Juneau-Skagway Route Leaves Juneau for Pearl Har bor, Eagle River, Yankee Cove, Sentinel Light Sta., Eldred Light Sta., Comet, Haines, Skagway, 8 a. m. April 2, 8, 14, 20, 26; May I 2. 8. 14. 20, 26; June 1. 7, 13, 19. 25; July 1, 7. 13. 19, 25, 31; Au gust 6, 12, 18, 24, 30; September 5. 11, 17, 23, and 29. Returning Leaves Skagway the Following Day at 8 a. m. WILLIS E. NOWELL, MANAGER * 1111iII11111111111 ? Have Only :: Ten Days Greater Reductions Than Ever. j hi 1111111111111II1111111111 11111 Forced Out of Business:: By owner of Building. Had no lease. Must Move in Thirtv days and have no house to \ \ move into. Must sacrifice my stock of ! ! Watches, Clocks, Jewelery, Silver- ;; ware,Cut Glass, Hand Painted China ;; Deep Cut. | | charick :: Whi'? * """? II.3 JEWELER Painted China and OPTICIAN I I I I I I I 1 1 I II I I I I I I I I I ? I I I I I I I I I I I I HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. : 4 The Alu/kn Flyer S. HUMBOLDT The Alaska Flyer NORTHBOUND MAY 12 SOUTHBOUND MAY 13 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF i ? Seattle Ollice, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, A>cent ?H-M11 M 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 M -H-M. I-I-! I 1 1 1 1 1 1 M l 1 1 I 1 11 1 1 1 I 1 11 I I I 1 1 | I W\ ALASKA STEAMSHIP COMPANY ?* Safety, Service, Speed Ticket* to Seattle. Tacoma. Victoria and Vancouver. Through *' *' ticket* toSnn Francinco "' .. JEFFERSON Northbound MAY 9 Southbound.... MAY 10 ?? ALAMEDA Northbound MAY 12 Southbound MAY 19 1! MARIPOSA Southbound MAY 9 " " NORTHWESTERN Northb'd.. MAY 21 Southbound MAY 28 ? Elmer E. Smith Douglas Agt. WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt. ? -HH-H?I I-1-?I--1-1 1 I I I I 1 I- 1 1 1-1 1 1 1 1 I 1 I 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 I 1 11 1 1 I ????????????????????????????????????????????????????? * ? ? || A|\TUI A A | r\ Allen Shattuck, Agent, Office ? I II I ll LA IN |3 with Juneau Transfer Co. ? ?. a ? John Henson, Douglas Agont T I Steamship Company | ? REGULAR FAST SERVICE BETWEEN SEATTLE AND JUNEAU ? ? Southbound Sailings S. S. ALKI, - May 7 - 18 | ? r? , o j.1,1 First Class $19.00 | ? rare to jcattle second ciaSS $12.00 ? ????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 111i i111111111111111111111111111111111111111i11111 It I ALASKA COAST CO. ii For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova. Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, ?> I! Seldovia?SAILS FROM JUNEAU !! ;; S. S .ADMIRAL SAMPSON may 8 ;; s. s. yukon may 24 ;; SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA \\ ?' s. S. ADMIRAL SAMPSON MAY 17 ?> ? i S. S. yukon way 10 ! .! ? > Right is reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notice. ? >. S. H. Ewlng, Juneau Agent. ALASKA COAST COMPANY, Seattle ^ '? 4 I I I I II I I I I I I I I I II I I I I II I I I I I M I I II I I I I I I I M II I I I II H t PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. <? j SKATTJ.K, TACOMA, if X Victoria Vancouver, Bellingham, Everett, Olympia, Port Townsend, ? South Bellingham, Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mexico, San Francisco, o ? Anacortes, Los Angeles and San Diego. X c. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. G. W. ANDREWS, G. A. P. D. Y 112 Market Street, San Francisco. 113 James Street, Seattle <? ? S. S. SPOKANE North May 3-14-25?South May 4-15-26 <> t CITY OF SEATTLE North May 9-20-31?S. May 10 June 1 < ? ? Right Reserved to Change Schedule. S. HOWARD EWING, Local Agt. o CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.--B.C. Coast Service Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson. Prince Rupert, Swanmn, Alert Bay, Vancouver Victoria und Seattle PRINCESS MAY P.C DOCK MAY 14 Front and Seward St*. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. T. SPICKETT, A*t. FERRY TIME SCHEDULE I JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK Lv. Juneau for DourIiih and Tread well ! *8:00 a. m. 9:00 a. m. 11:00 a. in. 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. ni. Lv. Tread well for Juneau ; *8:25 a. m. I [ 9:25 a. m. I [12:00 noon 1:40 p. rn. 3:25 p. m. 4:55 p. m. 6:55 p. in. 8:25 p. m. 9:25 p. m. 11:25 p. m. leaves Douglas* for Juneau ?8:30 a. m. ~ | 9:30 a. m. 112:05 p. m. 1:45 p. m. 3:30 p. ni 5:30 p. m. 7:05 p. m. 8:30 p. m. 9:30 p. m. 11:30 p. m. Loaves Juneau daily for Sheep Creek 11:00 a. m. 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. ra. 6:10 p. m. From Juneau for Sheep Creek Saturday Night Only 11:00 p. m. for Juneau Returning Leaves 8heep Creek 11:40 p. m. Leaves Treadwell 11:46 p. in. Leaves Douglas 11:50 p. m. Sunday Schedule nunc as hImvc. except trip leaving Junean at 8 n. m. is omitted | We Are|j Headquarters for DRY GOODS, CLOTHING BOOTS AND SHOES. FURNISHINGS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA-TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.