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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 postotfice at Ju neau. Alaska, uuder the Act of .Yareh 3. 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: year, by mail $10.00 Six months, by mail 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 DO NOT ROW OVER APPOINTMENTS. A VIGOROUS rivalry for official position has a wholesome ef fect on the public service. It provides a larger number of men from which to select officers, and thereby increases the opportunity to secure satisfactory men to serve the public. To ask for a public office for oneself or for one's friends is every man's privilege, and there is none with right to criticise him that exercises that privilege. And. further, anything that is worth going after is worth going after hard. There can be no objec tion to men working for office as hard as they feel like working. However, harm does follow rowing about offices, and it is the duty of candidates and their friends to see that there is none of it in Alaska. Rows make factions, and there is too much for Alaskans to do for them to divide into factions. After it is all over, after the committees have got through and the proper authorities have made the appointments, let us forget everything but our duty to give every man appointed to1 office the support that he will need in order to make good, and then judge him by the record he makes rather than by whom he defeated for the appointment or by whom he was endorsed for the place. The people have a right to expect that much from every man that is a candidate for office, and from all of his friends. Russia has completed plans for its new billion-dollar navy. It is proposed to make it second to that of no other nation. It is said that the orders for the ships are in. and that they will tax the navy yards of the world. Now if they could only put an order some place for officers and crews some interesting things might happen one of these days. LET'S BOOST THE LIBRARY. THE movement for a public library for Juneau to be installed in the centrally located public school building is one that should receive every possible encouragement. Nothing con tributes more toward a broad, practical and complete education than the reading of the classics of our language. Any well-direct ed effort that has for its object the placing of books within the reach of all classes, and particularly the youth, is one in the in terest of the common good. A fund for this purpose is one that should be contributed to liberally. Mrs. J. C. McBride, the mem bers of the Orpheus Club, the Juneau Ladies' Musical Club and the Juneau High School Band, who are giving a Ben Hur recital for the purpose of producing such a fund, have started something that should be helped along, and kept going by all the public spirited organizations?legal, commercial, fraternal and social? and all the citizens of Juneau. Let's boost it. That score at Skagway last Sunday, when the Skagwav base ball team blanked the Fort William H. Seward soldiers, indicates that the Gateway City has a ball team that is strong on the de fensive. That is what the coming champions of the North at Juneau like. They would l'eel badly if they thought they would not have to be put on their mettle in the fight for the top. TALK ABOUT THE CLIMATE. BUT TELL THE TRUTH ALASKA is still hoping for a condition that will cause the world to pay more attention to its nat ural wealth instead of talking about the climate.? Washington Star. Alaska is willing that its climate shall be included among those things to which the world may pay attention. What Alas ka has objected to is that all those things that have been said about its climate are not true. The people of Seattle are showing their good faith toward the resident people of Alaska by the manner in which they are treating the representatives of the Alaska for Alaskans prin ciple that are in the Queen City just now. "PEACE HATH HER VICTORIES" COMPLETE accounts of the luncheon that Col. Roosevelt gave the delegates to the Anglo-Saxon peace conference at Oy ster Bay last week are at hand. They say he received the delegates in a kahki uniform, with high boots and spurs. Noth ing was said about the calibre of the armament, or of the big stick, so we are permitted to conclude that fire arms and war clubs were put out of sight for the occasion; and the speech de livered by the Colonel contained not a word of prize-ring ver nacular. So the points were three to two on the side of the cause of peace. MANY THINGS FOR PRAISE. When it is known just what has been acomplished by the first Terri torial Legislature it will undoubtedly be in order to give praise to the mem bers equally as much for what they didn't do as for what they did do. There are many pitfalls that were sidestepped.?Cordova Alaskan. LEGISLATURE HAS BENEFITTED ALASKA The members of the legislature have undoubtedly enacted some legislation that will be to the benefit of Alaska. Criticism will be heard from those in dividuals or companies on whom a tax or undesired restrictions are placed.? Cordova Alaskan. The Wisdom Seekers. In seeking wisdom men take pride; For knowledge bravely they explore. Just now our souls are satisfied When we have asked, "What is the score?" A MATTER OF STATE SENSE California's right to prohibit aliens from holding land is not in dispute. : The federal government admits that right, and many states have exercised j it. The issue is whether California ; shall put into her law against alien ; land holding a provision which does no | good, and which is known to be offen i sive to a foreign power now on friend I ly terms with the United States. It j is not a question of state rights. It ? is a question of state sense.?Chica go Journal. Resources Conserved. "Bliggins is a pretty smart politic ian." "But he never runs for office." "No. He'd rather make speeches all his life than use up his popularity in drawing a few years' salary." HUNTERS AND TRAPPERS:? Highest cash price paid for all kinds of raw furs at Will's store. 4-7-tf. Mill I I I I I I I i I I M It I I ALASKA AS LAND FOR FARM OWNERS Agricultural Alaska was a term to be met with scoffing less than a de-l cade ago. but now the report goes forth on the authority of government ex perts that the territory long famed for only its furs, fish and minerals, will also be able some day to support a population of 3,000,000 dependent on the soil. This development has been forecast ed ever since the discovery of Klon dike gold fixed the attention of the world on the North. With the influx of miners there sprang up the demand for foodstuffs, and along with that went experiments in the fertility of the soil. Thus the entire country of "the states" is gradually coming to under stand and appreciate the fact that while there is a vast wealth in the mines and other resources, the future greatness of Alaska will be evolved from its agricultural regions. Exploitations of these resources is one of the primal objects of the ex cursion to be conducted next June un der the auspices of the new Seattle, Chamber of Commerce. The demon stration will be made that agricultur al Alaska is not confined to a narrow strip along the coast, but extends in to the interior; that the valleys of the Tanana, the Yukon and the Kusko kwim all offer fields inviting to bona.; fide settlers. j1 It would be strange if conditions j were otherwise?for Alaska lies in i the same latitudes as the countries of Northern Europe, which support mil lions of people. The work of educating the public i is going forward. There is not the least doubt that the day will come; when the people of the United States will realize that in Alaska there is something more than gold and ice and snow; that the country will grow its own fruits and vegetables, and prob ably have an overplus for export.? j Seattle Times. NEILL RESIGNS TO TAKE ANOTHER JOB ?. WASHINGTON*. May 14.?Dr. Chas. P. Neill, commissioner of labor sta tistics, resigned yesterday to take charge of the labor department of the American Smelting and Refining Com pany. I)r. Neill has received two ap pointments from President Wood row Wilson to the position of commission er of labor statistics. The first one was not acted upon by the Senate, and he was given a recess appointment by! the President after the Senate ad-i journed. Opposition to his confirma tion was made by some North Caro lina people on the ground that he had censured that State ou account of la bor conditions there. I SKAGWAY PREPARING FOR NEXT FAIR I Many of our townspeople are already at work, with an eye to at least "hon orable mention" for the best horti cultural products to be exhibited at j the next Fair.?Skagway Alaskan. "Some folks' idea of team work," said Uncle Ebon, "is to do all de hitch in' up an' none o' de pullin'." TO JUNEAU PATRONS: ;\ I wish to announce that 1 am pr^ '' pared to give prompt and efficient n service in delivering, coal hauling < > freight, baggage, etc. ** HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER Phone Order 6-7 or 65 tl o Clam chowder every day at "U and 1" Lunch Room. 4-14-lm. < ? J_I I 1 I I I I I-l-l -l-l-I-l 11 1 I 1 111 1 Ij; o 1111111111111 ? 111111111111 II Dangers of Reform. When they talk ubout reforming Something which invites the storm ing Of Senators who strange opinons | nurse, There isn't any telling That it won't recall the spelling Which, when it got reformed, seemed' rather worse. Loyal Interest. "What is the cause of your sudden " excitement of getting the tariff discus sion all settled?" "1 have just become a member of an anti-noise society." FEMMER & RITTER See this tlrm for all kinds of dray mg and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. Coai delivered promptly. Femmer & Hit- | ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ! ner. Phone 314. Residence phones j 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-j tav Tesch, deceased. NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned has been, by the United I States Commissioner, Probate Judge j of the above entitled court, by an or-; dor duly made and entered, appoint ed administrator of the estate of Gus tav Tesch, deceased. All persons hav-| ing claims against said estate are j hereby notified to present them, with the proper vouchers and in legal form, i 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, j NOTICE OF FORFEITURE TO L. A. Moore, Berta Jar my and j Fred Stevenson: You aud each of you lire hereby notified that you co-owner, the undersigned, have performed all the necessary labor as required by Sec- t tion 2324 United States Revised Stat- [ utes and the amendments thereto ap proved January 22nd, 1880, concern ing annual labor upon mining claims, r upon the Sum Duin group of placer 2 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-1 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, 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 notioe; Said claims being located in the Harris mining district, near Power's j 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. JUNEAU STEAMSHIP CO. United States Mail Steamer ' S. S. GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route Leaves Juneau for Punter, Ex cursion Inlet, Hoonah, Gypsum, Tenakee, Killisnoo, Chatham and Sitka 8:00 a. in. 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 Barnnoff Warm Springs 8:00 a. m. April 28th, May 28th, June 27th, July 27th, August 26th, and September 25th. Juneau-Skaffway 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 Are your eyes weak or over- + i !! worked? Are your present <[ II glasses satisfactory? The re- ** *[ ?; lief of eyestrain by accurately o ? ? fitted lenses is followed fre- -? <> I! quently by the general tone ira- I! <| jj provement of other ailing or ? ? gans. I can positively give you ? ? o !! the best optical service north .. < J of 53, and as good as the best, ?? south. ?; <? Consultation Free ?? < > l\ Broken Lenses Replaced !! [; Satisfaction Guaranteed \ j ? Robert Simpson,:::: ii IfOpt. D. :: SPECIALIST IN REFRACTION :: jj *" Home Address, Juneau Alaska, I! 0 with Dr. Harrison, dentist, ?* T Over Raymond Co. ?? ? Tl 1 1 111 1 111 111 1 II 1 it + 111111111111111111 :: Have Only :: Ten Days ^ Greater Reductions Than Ever. 1111111111111111111111111111111111? r Forced Out of Business i: [ By owner of Building. Had no lease. Must ? ? - Move in Thirty days and have no house to JJ move into. Must sacrifice my stock of ! Watches, Clocks, Jewelery, Silver- ;; ware,Cut Glass, Hand Painted China ;; ?11 charick!! ' White & Hand I I 1 JEWELER Painted China * ^ and OPTICIAN i ! * 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 < i Juneau ? ? ? Alaska < < JOHN B. DENNY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Mining and Corporation Law Offices: Juneau, Alaska Seattle, Wash. 1 J. F. EVERETT ARCHITECT ?127 Walker Building. Seattle | 205 Seward St. JUNEAU ; ??????????????? , < ; W. H. Cl.kvki.and F. J. Cl.kvkl.and > Contractors-Builders j Estimates Furnished Free Upon < Request , Good Mechanics, Good Material, \ Best Results 1 '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 ; o the Commercial Cafe Dining Room, ? .unch Counter, Private Boxes. The | hoicest viands at lowest prices. For ; eservatlons for private parties, phone 81. M-tt : HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. ; The AliLska Flyer HUMBOLDT The Alimka Flyer NORTHBOUND MAY 12 SOUTHBOUND MAY 13 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Office, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, A^ent 1 11 1 I I I 1 H 1 1 1 I I I I 1 1 I I I 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 I I I I 1 I 1 1 I 1 1 I 1 1-1 I !W\ ALASKA I \ STEAMSHIP COMPANY Sufety, Service, Speed Ticket* to Seattle. Tncoma. Victoriu and Vancouver. Through * tickcta to San Franciaco JEFFERSON Northbound MAY 9 Southbound.... MA Y 10 ?! j) ALAMEDA Northbound MAY 12 Southbound MAY 19 'jl MARIPOSA Southbound MAY 9 + NORTHWESTERN Northb'd... MAY 21 Southbound.... MAY 28 j t Elmer E. Smith Douglas Agt. WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt. j" ? ? T -M-H-H I I I I I I I 1 I I I-I-l-I-l-I-I-I-I I I 111 III M I HI III I III M 1 11 I i Ik l/^VrVT'U I A 1 | rv Allcn Shattuck, Agent, Office ? I I I ILAIll/ w,th Juneau Transfer Co. ? !, Oa_ ? ? /> John Henson, Douglas Agent f : Steamship Company \ REGULAR FAST SERVICE BETWEEN SEATTLE AND JUNEAU ? - J !| Southbound Sailings S. ALKI, - May - 18 * X r* i. C ? ? 1 First Class $19.00 | ! r are to oeattle second ciass $12.00 | ? i 1 ii 11111111111111111111111111111?11111111111111111111 i ALASKA COAST CO. ii For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, <. I Seldovia?SAILS FROM JUNEAU !! i; S. S .ADMIRAL SAMPSON MAY 8 " I S. S. YUKON MAY 24 ; ; | SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA ;; ? S. S. ADMIRAL SAMPSON MAY 17 ? > ' S. S. YUKON MAY 10 ! I Right is reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notice. , . | S. H. Ewing, Juneau Agent. ALASKA COAST COMPANY, Seattle j ? 1111111111111ii1111111111ii11111ii11111m 1111 ii 11111 It PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. <? SKATTI.K, TACOMA, |f || Victoria Vancouver, Bellingham, Everett, Olympla, Port Townsend, o ? South Bellingham, Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mexico, San Francisco, ,, (? 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 <> ? o i> S. S. SPOKANE North May 3-14-25?South May 4-15-26 || II CITY OF SEATTLE North May 9-20-31?S. May 10 June 1 II i? Right Reserved to Change Schedule. S. HOWARD EWING, Local Agt. || CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastS?fvice Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson, Prince Rupert. Swnnson. Alert Bay. Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY P.C DOCK MAY 14 Front und Seward St*. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. T. SPICKETT, Ajft. FERRY TIME SCHEDULE JUNEAU FERRY <5L NAVIGATION Co.?Operating Ferry Service Be tween JUNEAU, DOUGLAS, TREADWELL and SHEEP CREEK ?? ? r _ ?? Lv. Juneau for DoUtflaa and Trcadwcll *s: 00 a. rr.. 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. m. 11:00 d. in. Lv. Trcuil wcll tor Juneau ?8: 25 a. m. I 9:25 a. m. 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. Leaves Douglna for Juneau *8:30 a.m. I 9:30 a.m. ! 12:05 p. m. ! 1:45 p. m. I 3:30 p. ra 5:30 p.m. f [ 7:05 p.m. ' 8:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. I 11:30 p. m. Leaves Juneau daily for Sheep Creek 11:00 a. m. 4:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep Jreek for Juneau i 11:40 a. m. 5:10 p. m. ,r>om Juneau lor Shwp Ciwk Saturday Night Only 11:00 p. m. for Juneau Returning Leave* 8heep Creek 11:40 p. m. .eaves Treadwell 11:45 p. m. Leaves Douglas 11:50 p. m. Sunday Schedule name as above, except trip leaving Junes" at H a. m. is omitted j i We Are Headquarters for ii DRY GOODS, CLOTHING BOOTS AND SHOES, FURNISHINGS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA-TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.