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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 postofllce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1S79. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Qfe year, by mail $10.00 Six months, by mail 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 PRIMARY ELECTION LAWS AND BOSSES THE opponents of the primary election laws urge as an ob jection to them that they have a tendency to disorganize political parties. That is the argument Charles E. Murphy, of New York, is making against the Sulzer bill. The real reason, however, that they oppose primary election laws is that direct primaries make parties free. The occupation of political bosses disappear with primary election laws. The voting masses of the parties take possession of their own organizations and declare and execute party policies. They are given the power to make parties perform as they promise to perform. The primary election laws, in other words, do away with practical politics as a money-making profession, and make po litical parties simply instruments through which the people may act to have principles and policies of government carried into operation. The result has been that wherever they have been tried they make policial parties stronger. The South has been kept Democratic because the democratically inclined majorites down there have hail primary election laws that have given the people the opportunity to choose officers that will execute prin ciples and policies of government the people desire. With the primary election a party can purify itself of traitors and cor rupt bosses, and make itself as strong as are the principles for which it stands. The Washington Times, commenting upon the situation in the State of New York, points out what the effect of a primary election law in the State would be. and shows clearly the sinister influences that are behind the attempt to defeat it. The Times says: "There could hardly be better proof that the popular primary is ruin to the political boss than is found in the long light of the New York machines to prevent its adoption. In this struggle they have known no politics. Barnes and Murphy, the Republican Old Guard and Tammany, the Black Horse Cavalry and the up-State allies of the Wigwam, have stood together in a fraternity of frenzied opposition. They have been horrified at the very thought of the people naming their own candidates. "Hughes brought the issue squarely before the State, fought on it. and lost. He lost, but he made the issue so big that it has commanded attention ever since. Dix, of course, was puttv in the hands of the politicians. There never was a chance for accomplishment under him. "Sulzer. addressing a gathering of the Democratic county chairmen, told them flatly that whoever was not with him was against him. He makes this issue a test of Democracy. He appeals to Republicans, Progressives, Democrats, and independents to stand with him for the bill he has endorsed. He declares that he knows the game and how to play it as well as anybody else, and serves notice that there will be no hesitation about using every means necessary to get effective primary legisla tion. "There is inspiration in the tone and manner of the governor. The State is with him, and in the end he is going to win. The time is come when the people rec ognize, as they did not in earlier stages of this fight, that the fight for popular government has its crux in this question of control of the nominations. So long as the bi-partisan machine, the invisible government, can dictate nominations on both sides, and so long as there is nothing for the voter to do but take his choice between two machine-made tickets, popular government is a force and a fraud." Now, Colonel, you have your chance to wear a real crown. It's likely to be your last one, and it is a crown in a section of the world where war-clouds hang1 around most of the time. Of course, there is the draw-back that there will be few countries handy that Albania could lick; but at that it is a rich little coun try, and one that has been used to paying taxes for investment in gold braid and uniforms. Be thoughtful, Colonel, and don't refuse lightly. GOOD BASEBALL START. ALL things considered?the conditions of the grounds, the fact that it was the first game, and that the players are not professionals that give their whole time-to the game? that was a fair exhibition of America's national sport yesterday. The outlook is favorable, indeed, for a lively baseball season on Gastineau channel. Those that are interesting themselves in the game on both sides of the channel are doing a service for which they should receive the patronage of the people. Interest in baseball is wholesome. Its satisfaction gives a healthy diversion from the prosy and tiring affairs of life. Those that take an active part in providing the diverting amusement are doing the community good, and the community should show its apprecia tion. It is fair to the community to add that the attendance at the ball game yesterday showed that it is not lacking in appre ciation. Those accidents in Mexico are now on the other foot. They are happening to the Huertaists, and the chief difference be tween them and the accidents of a few weeks ago is that the lat ter provide victims in wholesale lots. Experience. "Is Bliggins a gardener?" "Of course he is. He knows all about how to raise tomatoes and string beans and cucumbers and all' such. "But he never raises anything." "Of course. He says he knows too much about gardening to make any more attempts." Very Happy Change. Thus far no outsider has been ap pointed to fill an Alaska office, all the appointees being residents of the territory, a happy contrast to the "car pet bag" system formerly practiced Alaska has been governed by "mail order" officials long enough.?White horse Star. Try a Lovera, "Sure to Please." tt VANDALS LOOT THE PETERSBURG FOX RANCH Some live or six miles from this town, on the north, is what is called Sockeye Island. For several years past, this island has been ocupied un der lease from the government for fox breeding purpose. Fox breeding, with the prevailing high price for furs, made the business quite profitable. As a matter of fuct, thousands of dollars were made out of the fox ranch the first few years. Three years ago, after the owner had taken what furs he wanted, some fifteen foxes were left to breed. One year ago, or such matter, the owner sub-let the place together with the foxes to a party who at the time moved on the island and took charge; feeding or otherwise looking after his interest?he was to receive half of the furs?as well as the owner's stock. In three years time, it is reas onably certain that the breeding by the original fifteen, would result as a fair average, about 80 foxes. The owner, late lust fall came in from the States for the purpose of taking some furs out, and proceeded to set traps, etc., but no trace of a fox could be found. Larceny of all kinds of immagina-i ble articles is of record, but the lar ceny of the stock of a fox ranch, and of the whole thereof, is unheard of. Nevertheless, that is just what hap pened. It appears that the present lessee some months ago left the place j for a few days, and while so absent someone, presumably familiar with the surroundings, carried away stock and all?Petersburg Progressive. Impatience. Oh. patience often makes u hit. But things more often grow For those who wet a little bit Impatient with a hoe. Reform. "What have you done about cur rency reform?" "Well," replied the man -who is al ways cheerful, "we've arranged to have it washed and have some ele- j gant new designs; which is surely something toward making the cur rency pure and beautiful." Confused Impression. "What do you think of the Cuban government?" "Excuse me." rejoined the man who tries to mix into art. "Did you say 'Cuban* or 'cubist'?" Method in His Geniality. "What is your purpose in shaking hands with everybody you see?" "Well," replied Senator Sorghum, "I ,am a pretty powerful man. And as a rule I can shake hands so hard with a constituent that he won't have breath left to ask me any questions." Actions That Speak. The many plants that have already 1 been moved and those still to be ta ken to the creeks tell a tale louder than any words.?Ruby Record-Citi zen. TO JUNEAU PATRONS: I wish to announce that I am pre pared to give prompt and efficient service in delivering, coal hauling freight, baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER Phone Order 5-7 or 66 tf Clam chowder every day at "U and I" Lunch Room. 4-14-lm. I 1 I I I I I I I I ?! 1 I I 1 I 1 1 H H H I !? Are your eyes weak or over- ?? I! worked? Are your present .. || glasses satisfactory? The re- || ?? lief of eyestrain by accurately || .. fitted lenses is followed fre- ?? II quentiy by the general tone im- !! 11 provement of other ailing or- 11 ?? gans. I can positively give you ?? II the best optical service north .. ' || of 53, and as good as the best, || , ?? south. ?? Consultation Free 11 Broken Lenses Replaced !! || Satisfaction Guaranteed || jj Robert Simpson, jj Opt. D. :: SPECIALIST IN REFRACTION :: - II Home Address, Juneau Alaska, || || with Dr. Harrison, dentist, || Over Raymond Co. ti 111 1 M 11111111 I MM 1 1 I lT YUKON RIVER ICE IS STILL SOLID WHITEHORSE, May 9.?Except at Whitehorse, and for ten miles below town the ice is reported as fairly sol id at all points along the river from here to Dawson. At the latter point it shows no indication of going out. At Yukon Crossing it is beginning to weaken. Forced out or business by owner of building. Sale to run only 10 more days. tf. J. J. SHARRICK. SCANDINAVIAN GROCERY?Opp. City dock; just opened; fresh stock. FEMMER & RITTER See this firm for all kinds of dray ing and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. Coai delivered promptly. Femmer & RIt ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone 314. Residence phones 402 or 403. ??? 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 Teach, 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 Jariny and Fred Stevenson: You aud 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, 18S0, concern ing annual labor upon mining claims, 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 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, i and the cost of this notice, holding one-eighth interest in the Sum Dum I 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 J (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, 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, Alaska Seattle, Wash. J. F. EVERETT ARCHITECT 427 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 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 281. 3-6-tf. 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 Baranoff Warm Springs 8:00 a. m. April 28th, 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 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 I I I I IIH I I I I I II I I I I HaveOnly :: Ten Days Greater Reductions Than Ever. 4 I I I I I I I I I 111111 n i I II I I I I I I I I I I II I I I I CI IF ? I I I I I I I I I I I forced Out of Business:! By owner of Building. Had no lease. Must Move in Thirty days and have no house to \ j move into. Must sacrifice my stock of !! Watches, Clocks, Jewelery, Silver- ;; ware,Cut Glass, Hand Painted China ;; i i charick!! White & Hand 111 JEWELER Painted China and OPTICIAN ? ? 1 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 II I HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. j i Tho Aluxkn Flyer S. HUMBOLDT The Almtka Flyer NORTHBOUND MAY 12 SOUTHBOUND MAY 13 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Ofllce, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD. Agent 1 ?! i-h.-h-H-H-I 1 Ml 11 1 l-l-l M 1 111 111 111 111 111 1 1 1 1 W\ ALASKA |i \ STEAMSHIP COMPANY Safety, Service, Speed Tickets to Seattle, Tacoma. Victoria and Vancouver. Through " " ticketa to San Francisco JEFFERSON Northbound MAY 9 Southbound.... MAY 10 .. ALAMEDA Northbound MAY 12 Southbound.... MAY 19 " MARIPOSA Southbound MAY 9 "* " NORTHWESTERN Northb'd... MAY 21 Southbound.... MAY 28 | "? Elmer E. Smith Douglas Agt. WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt. j I 1 I 11 I I 1 I 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 I 1 I 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 n ? IIAnTUI A A I rv A,,en Shattuck, Agent, Office ? ? |\iirC I ||| /A| tlly w'th Juneau Transfer Co. ? | ? /-> John Henson, Douglas Agent ? ? Steamship Company t ? REGULAR FAST SERVICE BETWEEN SEATTLE AND JUNEAU ? t Southbound Sailings S. S. ALKI, - May 7 - 18 | ? r* . c ii.1 First Class $19.00 I i rare to oeattie second ciass $12.00 | I II I II III It I I I I UI I I II I I I I I I I I I I I I I II IHI I I I I I I I I I I II jj ALASKA COAST CO. jj For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, < > ;; Seldovla?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 ?? ? ' S. S. YUKON MAY 10 . . ? > Right is reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notice. . . S. H. Ewing, Juneau Agent. ALASKA COAST COMPANY, Seattle || ?M M I II I I I I I I I I I II I I I 1 I I I I I II II I 1 I I I I I I I I I I ? I I I I I I I I I WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWwwww^WWWWWW^^^^ ? PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. SEATTIJ], TACOMA, ;; o Victoria Vancouver, Bellingham, Everett, Olympia, Port Townsend, ? 41 South Bellingham, Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mexico, San Francisco, <? o Anacortes, Los Angeles and San Diego. J, o C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. G. W. ANDREWS, G. A. P. D. ? 112 Market Street, San Francisco. 113 James 8treet, Seattle o <' S. S. SPOKANE North May 3.14-25?South May 4-15-26 o CITY OF SEATTLE North MaX 9-20-31?8. May 10 June 1 n ? o <> Right Reserved to Change Schedule. S. HOWARD EWING, Local Agt. 0 CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastService Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson, Prince Kupert. Swanaon. Alert Bay. Vancouver Victoria nnd Seattle PRINCESS MAY P.C DOCK MAY 14 Front and Seward St*. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. T. SPICKETT. Ast. FERRY TIME SCHEDULE JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK [,v. Juneau for Douyrlns and Treadwell ?8: 00 a. m. 9:00 a. m. 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. in. 11:00 p. in. Lv. Tread well for Juneau ?8:25 a. in. 9:25 a. m. 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. in. 11:25 p. m. Leaves Douglas for Juneau *8:30 a. m. I 9:30 a.m. | 12:05 p. m. 1:45 p.m. 3:30 p. il 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 I 11:00 a. m. 4:30 p. in. Leaves Sheep Creek for Juneau 11:40 a. m. 6:10 p: m. From Juneau for Sheep Creek Saturday Night Only 11:00 p. m. for Juneau Returning Leave* Sheep Creek 11:40 p. m. Leave* Treadwell 11:46 p. m. ; Leave* Douglas 11:60 P^m ^^Sunda^sch?iul<Mu?m?^if^bove^!xcepUri|^ottvini^^inea^ We Are Headquarters for DRY GOODS, CLOTHING BOOTS AND SHOES. FURNISHINGS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA-TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.