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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG JOHN W. TROY, Editor. Telephone No. 3-7-4 Eutereii as second-class matter November 7. 15112 at the postotlice at Ju ueau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3, fj>75L SUBSCRIPTION RATES: OU?e year, by mail $10.00 Six mouths, by mail 5.00 Per mouth, delivered - ? FARMING IN ALASKA THE agricultural progress of Alaska may bo noted by certain items which appear from time to time in the Alaska press. For instance yesterday it was stated in The Empire that the local land ottice was in receipt of a patent issued to a Haines farmer for 122 acres of land. This is a plain indication that Alaska's agricultural development is under way. A few years ago one might U*>k in vain for signs of agricultural progress. Even in the vicinity of Juneau today it is possible to tind men clearing away the forest and bringing the soil under cultivation. They are also building homes and iaying the foundation for fu ture independence. The valleys of Alaska both on the coast and in the inter ior oiler inducements to the agriculturists. One drawback hith erto has been the absence of a market for the produce that has been raised, but this will be supplied with the increase of popu lation in the industrial centers. The time will come when Alas ka will grow most of the agricultural products necessary to sup port a large population. Now if Senator Penrose will explain what he conceives to be the difference between a proper and an improper attempt to in tluence the action of Senators and Representatives we shall have a standard by which to measure the value of that testi mony. HOl'SE MEMBERS IXTERESTEl) IX RAILWAY BILL THE House committee on territories seems to be preparing to join forces with those Senators that are doing their best to get an Alaska railroad bill through Congress at the special session. The plans of the active ones in the House are to be gin work in earnest in case the bill shall be passed by the Sen ate sutliciently early in the session to permit of its consideration while the Senate is discussing the tariff bill. It is now believed that the Senate will not vote on the tariff bill before the first of August, and Senators Chamberlain and Jones and other members of the Senate committee on territories hope to get the Alaska bill through the upper chamber of Congress this month. If that could be accomplished it would give the House committee on ter ritories the month of July in which to work on the railroad meas ure. While it has not been the practice of the leaders of the House, as it is now organized, to alter a program that has been agreed upon by caucus?and the program as arranged for the special session does not include Alaska legislation?the fact that the administration is committed to the Senate bill and that the members of the House committee seemingly are very much in terested in the passage of the bill at an early date, might oper ate to secure a concession such as will be sought in the event of early action by the Senate. It would mean a great deal for Alaska if the organization ot the railroad commission and the perfection of the plans for rail road construction could be made in time to permit the commence ment of actual work with the opening of another spring. What with Representative Humphrey fighting the adminis tration of the forestry bureau and former President Louis W. Hill of the Great Xorthern after the head of reclammation service, bureaucratic government in the West is having some restless moments. THE LOBBYIST AND HIS WORK. THE tribes ot lobbyists that are now infesting the National Capital are likely to have several uneasy hours in the im mediate tuture. Their actions are being investigated by a Congressional committee and they will be called upon to explain their presence in Washington. And yet the lobbying trade is not new. It has existed unhindered and unhanged for half a century. It has been a law unto itself and it has been insidious, insinuating, bold, defiant, or diplomatic as best served its pur pose. But it has always been insistent and crafty. Sometimse its work has been open and above board, no secret having been made of its operations. It has been, and is yet, sometimes pur sued solely along social lines?at the dinner table, in the draw ing room, at fashionable functions where the hoi polloi and the uninvited never penetrate. But it has been there in full force. Frequently the lobby is purely policital with ramifications and j connections that are wide and strong. Sometimes it is venal, : but probably not so frequently as is imagined. i .Members of Congress perhaps may not be reached through direct action, but indirectly they may have borne in upon them a subtler influence which has the desired effect. It may be set down as a fact that the average member of Congress is an hon est man. all the frothy allegations of uninformed people to the contrary notwithstanding. He is jealous of his name and fame and the honor of the great body to which he belongs. Lob bying, however, is a trade that should be suppressed. It should have no place in the legislative annals of this nation. It is scarce ly an honorable profession nowadays, although some of those en gaged in it may be of unimpeachable integrity, as the world goes. It is an excrescence that has attached itself to the body politic, not for the good of the many but in the interests of the few. Delegations of citizens may go to the National capital or to State capitals to promote the passage of laws designed to be of public benefit. Their motives are unmercenary, but the lob byist is on a lower plane. His motives are selfish and his work is always in behalf of some special interest. Therein lies the dif ference between the two. THE PRINCESS MAY about eight o'clock this morning with LEAVES FOR THE SOUTH the following passengers: W. G. Forts ?o-o? man, H. E. Parker, F. M. Bliss, B. V. The Princess May arri\ed from Bee and wife. Geo. Johnson, L. E. Skagway and sailed for the South .Milne, Mr. Mulligan. I I 1 II I IH 1 II I I I I I I ? I i II I I H I 11 I I 1 I I I I I I H II I I I I I I 1 I I I i will move in a few days to my new store building ? ? On the Corner of \ j ji FRANKLIN & FERRY STREETS jj II I CHARICKI :: JL* %/? kJ jeweler & optician :: 4 I I I I I I II I I I I ? I M II II I I I I II I I M I I I I I I I I H I I I I I I I I I I I I VALDEZ'S CLIFF MINE HAS PRODUCED $675,000 VALDEZ, June 1.?The mining edi tion of the Valdez Miner says: "The total sum of $G76,55G has been pro duced by the Little Cliff mine sine*' the small three-stamp mill was start id working ou the claims in .May l'JIU, a little over three years ago. In a run of JG hours $1.1,000 was produced. "It was this little mine, the pioneer of them all. which started the Val dez camp as a producing section of Alaska. With a capital stock of 100, 000 shares, but of which only one fourth was needed to place the claims in the dividend class, the stockholders in this company have received many times their original investment and will receive many thousands more, as present indicatoions point to a large body of ore on the property. "This mine was made famous by be ing the iirst important discovery and the first steady producer and is located on the north side of Valdez bay about a mile east of the entrance to Shoup bay. It is on deep water and about seven miles westerly from Valdez." o?o?o TO JUNEAU PATRONS: I wish to announce that I am pre pared to give prompt and ellicieut service in delivering coal, hauling freight, baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER Phone Order 5-7 or 5-5 t.f. o?o?o Waffles all day at "*T and I" Lunch Room. 4-14 lm. 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 tuv 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. BIG FORD Administrator Meeting Board Equalization NOTICE is hereby given that the Common Council of the City of Ju neau will meet as a Board of Equal ization on Tuesday June 3, 1913, in the Council Chamber, Third and Franklin streets at the hour of two p. m. and will continue in session un til the hour of four p. m. of said day and will continue in session until the .Monday next following between the hours of two and four p. m. of each day for the purpose of equalizing the! assessments of property in the City of Juneau for .Municipal taxes for the year 1913. Witness my hand and the official seal of the City of Juneau this 28th day of May, 1913. (Seal) W. T. LUCAS, Municipal Clerk of the City of Juneau, Alaska. May 2S, 29. 30: June 3, 4, and 5. MINING APPLICATION NO. 01602 United States Land Office, Juneau, Alaska, May 15, 1913. Notice is hereby given that the Alas ka-Gastineau Mining Company, a cor poration organized and existing under the laws of the State of New York, and qualified to do and doing business as a corporation in Juneau, Alaska, has made application for patent to the Gastineau Millsite, Survey No. 990, in the Harris Mining District, Juneau Land District, District of Alaska, de scribed as follows, to-wit: Beginning at Corner No. 1 identi cal with location corner and with Cor ners Nos. 2, 4 and 3 of Perseverance No. 4 lode, Perseverance No. 3 lode and Perseverance Placer, all of Sur vey No. 605 respectively, whence U. S. L. M. No. 2 bears N. 59? 10' 51" W. 1892.08 feet distant, thence N. 24? 30' E. (Yar. 34 E.) 761 feet to Corner No. 2; thence S. 39? 30' E. (Var. 31? 30'E.) 213.47 feet to Corner No. 3; thence S. 40? 28' W. (Var. 31? 30' E.) 694.07 feet to Corner No. 1, the place of be ginning. Containing an area of 1.674 acres. The names of the adjoining claims are Perseverance No. 3 lode (pat ented), Perseverance Placer (patent ed), Martin lode( unpatented), all be longing to the Alaska-Gastineau Min ing Company, and the Solo lode claim (unpatented) belonging to Jesse Blakely, Esquire. The location notice of the Gastineau mill site is recorded in Book 11 of Placers, at page 106 of the records of the Recorder for the Juneau Record ing Precinct, District of Alaska. This notice was posted on the ground the 15th day of May, 1913. First publication, May 16, 1913. Last publication, July 18, 1913. C. B. WALKER, Register. , WINDHAM BAY NOTES -e-o WINDHAM BAY, June 3.?Messrs Ketclunark and Luff man have tlielr I new home almost completed. They ' expect to move in the latter part of this week. .Mr. Newsauder and It. Durrer were Iguest8 of .Mr. Yates last Friday. They are well pleased with the look of the country. The Cohoe, of Windham, came in . Saturday. As the fish are just com | mencing to run, Mr. Rowe expects to | leave shortly. Mr. Sutton is having good luck trap-; ping, hear this year. The Admiralty, Captain Boyenton, called at the bay last night for the Gambier bay mail. o?o?o WANTS 'PHONE SYSTEM ON PRINCES OF WALES ?o-o? The old telephone line between Had-! ley and Kasaan has been put in work ing order after and idleness of sever al years, which gives direct communi cation with the cable ollice at Hadley. Paul Nordstrom, the oldest inhabitant of Kasaan peninsula, wants the gov I eminent to establish a telephone sys tem all over the Island or at least I between the Hadley cable office and all of the principal points. NOTICE OF FORFEITURE TO L. A. Moore, Berta Jarmy and Fred Stevenson: Vou and each of you j are hereby notified that you co-owner ; the undersigned, have performed all j the necessary labor as required by Sec-; tion 2324 United Suites Revised Stat utes and the amendments thereto ap proved January 22nd, 1SS0, 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 | i law, become the property of the un dersigned; the propQrtiou 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 bo 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 i interest in the Sum Dum group is $12.70, and the cost of this notice; Said claims being located in the i Harris mining district, near Power's: creek, and about six miles from the I Postoflice 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 J. B. MARSHALL ATTORNEY-AT-LAW 114 Decker Building, Juneau ' Z. R. CHENEY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Gunnison & Robertson 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. Dr. J. S. Harrison DENTIST Rooms 100-107 Decker Bldg. 'Phone 2-0-5 Juneau, Alaska W. H. Ci.kvki.ani> 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 ?. JUNEAU STEAMSHIP CO. United States Mall Steamer S. S. GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route Leaves Juneau tor e'uuivi In cursion Inlet, Hoouah. vivfrum Tenakee, Killisnoo, ChutL'iin aw i Sitka 8:00 a. m April 4. lw, i^. 22, 28; May 4. 10. 16. it. 2-; Juue 3, 9, 16, 21, 2't; July i. h. 15, 21, 27; August 2 b. 1 i > 26; September 1. 7. IS It. 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 CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.~B.C.CoastService Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson. Prince Rupert. Swanson. Alert Ray. Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY P.C DOCK MAY 25 Front and Seward Sta. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. T. SPICKETT. Asrt. j | HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. ! The Alnxka Flyer S. HUMBOLDT The AUnka Flyer NORTHBOUND JUNE 14 SOUTHBOUND JUNE 15 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Olllce, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent m i in i m hm i-i 11111111111111111 r m 11111111 n 1111 M-1 i\S\ ALASKA STEAMSHIP COMPANY .. Safety, Service. Speed Ticket* to Seattle, Tucomn. Victoria am' Vancouver. Throutfh ., ticket* to San Frnncbtco * ? JEFFERSON Northbound ....MAY 31 Southbound... .JUNE 1 I! JEFFERSON Northbound JUNE 13 Southbound . .JUNE 14 ?' " MARIPOSA Northbound JUNE 9 Southbound ..JUNE 18 .. ?? NORTHWESTERN Southbound JUNE 3 X NORTHWESTERN Northb'd...JUNE 15 Southbound ..JUNE 22 ;? ;; Elmer E. Smith Douglas Agt. WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt. + ? I'T 1 -l -I ?!??! 1 1 1 M 1 I-M-M-l-M-I-I-H I I 1 1 I11 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 T 1 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 1 1 1"1' ????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ? f ? a I y~v rv-yIII A ft ir\ Allen Shattuck, Agent. Office ? i NORTHLAND j ? ? r?i i ? /-> John Henson, Douglas Agent ? | Steamship Company ? ? REGULAR FAST SERVICE BETWEEN SEATTLE AND JUNEAU ? ? ? ? Southbound Sailings S. S. ALKI, - June 14 ? f 17 ? 0 j.j.1 First Class ?19.00 J ? rare to jcattle second ciass $12.00 ? ? i ????????????????????????????????????????????????????? 11111111111II11111II11111111111111111111111111IIII It I :: ALASKA COAST CO. :: For Yakutnt, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, ?> II Seldovla?SAILS FROM JUNEAU II II 5. S .ADMIRAL SAMPSON JUNE 18 || ; ; S. S. YUKON JUNE 29 | ; ;; SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA || ;; S. S. ADMIRAL SAMPSON JUNE 6 ?? ?' S. S. YUKON MA ?' ? ? Right is reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notice. < . S. H. Ewing, Juneau Agent. ALASKA COAST COMPANY, Seattle j| H I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 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 M I I H H H ????????????????????????????????????????????????????? | PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. ? | SKA TT J JO, TACOMA, |j + Victoria Vancouver, Belllngham, Everett, Olympia, Port Townsend, o ? South Belllngham, 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. o ? 112 Market Street, San Francisco. 113 James Street, Seattle <> t S. S. SPOKANE North June 5 South June 6 i ? CITY OF SEATTLE North June 11-24 South June 12-27 i ? Right Reserved to Change Schedule. S. HOWARD EWING, Local Agt. SUMMER FERRY TIME SCHEDULE STARTING MAY 26. 1913. Bunt Leaves Juneau For DoukUih and Tread well 0:30 a. in. 8:00 a. in. 9:00 a. m. 11:00 a. m. 1:00 p. m. 2:00 p. m. 3:00 p. m. 5:00 p. m. 6:30 p. m. 8:00 p. in. 9:30 p. m. 11:00 p. m. Leaves Troadwell For DoukIux and Juneau 7:10 a. m. 8:25 a. in. 9:40 a. in. 11:25 a. in. 1:25 p. m. 2:25 p. in. 3:25 p. .m. 5:40 p. m. 6:55 p. m. 8:25 p. m. 9:55 p. m. , j 11:25 p. m. Leaven Do uk Ian For Juncuu 7:15 a. in. 8:30 a. m. 9:45 a. m. 11:30 a. m. 1:30 p. in. 2:30 p. in. 3:30 p. m. 5:45 p. m. 7:00 p. m. 8:30 p. m. 10:00 p. ra. 11:30 p. m. Leaves Sheep ( reek For Tread well DoukI"* and Juneau 7:00 a. m. ' 9:30 a. in. 6:30 p. m. SHEEP CREEK TRIPS Leaves Juneau for Sheep Creek 6:30 a. in. 9:00 a. m. 5:00 p. in. Leaves Douglas for Sheep Creek 6:45 a. in. 9:15 a. m. 5:15 p. m. Leaves i read wen for Sheep Creek 6:50 a. m. 9:20 a. m. 5:20 p. m. On Saturday and Wednesday nights 11 p. in. trip will go to Sheep trees. Leaving Treadwell for Juneau at 11:40 p. in.; leaving Douglas for Juneau at 11:45 p. m. We Are |Headquarters for DRY GOODS, CLOTHING ?l?l?l I I ? III ? 11 ? BOOTS AND SHOES, FURNISHINGS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA-LREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.