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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG JOHN W. TROY, Editor. Telephone No. 3-7-4 Kutered as second-class matter November 7, 1912 at the postotlice at Ju ueau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1S79. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: year, by mail $10.00 Six mouths, by mail &.00 Per month, delivered l.Ou BRING THEM THIS WAY *il\^ Y BUSINESS," said a gentleman tourist, who was in Ju 1V1 neau the other day, "is inducing American farmers to go into Canada and settle on land." As an afterthought he added that the farmers had made money by doing so. This may be true of some of them. It undoubtedly is. But there are many more American farmers that have emigrated to the Ca nadian Northwest who have lost rather than made money by the change. This, however, might have been expected. The point that we want to make is this: Alaska offers equally, if not bet ter. agricultural possibilities than do many of the sections of the Canadian Northwest, and this statement is borne out by the ex periences of Americans who have tried farming in the North west territories. Climatic conditions are much less favorable there than in any part of Alaska, and the handicaps to success ful farming are many and varied. But the fact remains that every inducement is offered to people to emigrate to the Canad ian Northwest and settle upon lands. Land prices are reasonable and easy terms of payment are offered. Systematic publicity is carried on by both the government and the railroad companies owning lands. Contrast these policies with our own. Our gov ernment has never spent a dollar in giving publicity to Alaska's agricultural possibilities, except what is spent in printing the annual reports of the Alaska agricultural experiment stations. Yet in spite of this neglect, and notwithstanding all drawbacks, the agricultural possibilities of Alaska are beginning to attract attention, and inquiries as to land and how it may be obtained are not infrequent. Railroad transportation from the coast to the Tanana and Yukon valleys would be a great aid in stimulating agricultural as well as mining activity. And the federal government could not do better than devise some liberal plan whereby the right kind of information concerning farming lands in Alaska could be spread broadcast. If this were done, some of the thousands of people who yearly leave the United States to become farmers in Canada, and a big sum of money, would be diverted to Alaska. At least that lobby investigation has ceased to be a laugh ing matter. The standpatters are no longer poking fun at the President on account of his accusations; nor are they doing any sneering. TOTEM POLES ARE NOT RESOURCES SOME of these itinerant Alaskans and others, who live by ex ploiting some of the country's features announce their in tention to have some sort of a house in San Francisco during the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. It is solemnly stated that it is to be built of logs with birch bark lining in its interior economy, and, of course, the way to it is to be guarded by totem poles, while, we suppose, fur parkas and baskets, muk luks and old ivory will be seen in abundance. This is all right, to be sure, if it is conducted as a sideshow, or a mere accessory to the main features of the Alaska exhibits at the fair. Alaska has long since passed the totem pole stage, the fur parka, the polar bear, the Eskimo and the iceberg stage. It is instead a country whose natural resources, such as gold, silver, copper, coal, tin, gypsum, marble, granite, timber, fisheries and others, command paramount attention, and these totem pole and curio exploiters, whose interest in Alaska is measured solely by the personal equation are a nuisance and should be abated. Totem poles and the fur-clad Eskimo might once have been typical of Alaska, but they are so no longer, and their only place in the material economy of Alaska is the sideshow. THE DISAPPEARING GLACIERS f T SEEMS to be a well-established fact that the Alaska glaciers 1 are receding rapidly. This seems to be true of all of them, and it is within the realm of probability that within a com paratively brief time they will be practically unknown. The Ma laspina, Columbia, Muir, and other noted ice rivers are fast dis appearing, so also is the Yaldez glacier, we are told, the recession of these vast bodies of moving ice being most marked. The dis appearance of the glaciers will be followed, without doubt, by a decrease in the rainfall in the coastal regions, and a correspond ing increase of clear weather. The fine weather that Southeast ern Alaska has been enjoying for the past two or three months with little interruption may be precursor of the coming change. What? STICKS BY THE PLATFORM A LAWYER of New Mexico recently filed his credentials with the Attorney General and asked for an Alaska judgship. Cabinet jobs are said to have been handed out with much less backing than that which the New Mexican presented. But, so the story runs, when the Attorney General was confronted with the proposal advanced by the applicant, he "went off on the tangent that the Democratic platform pledged the party to ap point only residents of Alaska to Alaska jobs, and it is assumed that the Attorney General intends to stick by this if he has to appoint an Eskimo." The Attorney General's position is eminently sound, and while it is not likely to please the outside candidate for place, it will be appreciated by all Alaskans whether they themselves want jobs or not. DO NOT SUFFER FROM HEAT Nineteen .vomen were prostrated from the heat while ironing with the old-fashioned flatiron. They could have done twice the work wtih an electric iron and not "got tired." We are selling electric flatirons that ar guaranteed for ten years, at $2.25 each. Ala?ka Electric Light & Power Co. Third and Franklin sts. 6t. TO JUNEAU PATRONS: I wish to anuounce 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 6-5. t.f o ? o ? o Every thing that will please a smok er may be found at BURFORD'S. o ? o ? o Smoke a Ixjvera. The most popu lar, clear Havana cigar. ??? I T CHARICK I JL* %J ? Kj jeweler & optician :: Is open for^business in new store on corner \ FRANKLIN & FERRY STREETS f UNCLAIMED LETTERS Letters remaining in the postoflice at Juneau, Alaska for the week end iing July 12. 1913. Parties calling for , same will give date and say "adver ' tised." Louis Larson Angdon, Klias Agl tial. Miss Frances A. Ashby, Milton Allen, ("has. Anderson, Manuel Ar ias, \V. J. Bed well, Miss Grace Bur nett, Wm. Cornisc, Kathryn E. Case, \V. E. Crews, Wm. Culross, Pat Uo herty, Peder Ekreini, Helming Erick son, Alfred Erickson, Mr. Flarrity, Per Fjelstroni, Jack Garrison, Edmond Gootch, Malile Could, W. A. Goodman, Cyrus Gorton, Frank R. Harris J. A. Hanjuad, U. Harris, Jack Heggas, Walter J. Hughes, Valdemar Ipsen, Ole Jansou, M. Johnson, John Kaj jaris, Edgar Johnston, H. 1*. Johnson, Jeno Johnson, Martin Kjelsvik, J. J. Kennedy. John Kennedy, Mikko Kip pola, A. J. Leo, Alexander Lee, V". T. Louis, Stefan Marusiak. L. J. Maher, Georgia Martin, Jak Mclnis, Jack Me Connell, A. C. Newberger (2>, Trygre Ostum, Charles Peterson, Johannes Hamm, Win. C. Reynolds, J. Heid, Hen ry Ryan, Joe Boats, Joe Russell, Am brose Schwasdall ( 2 ? , C. Stankovic. Maude Straughan, Vaso K. Stankovic, C. W. Shaw, Rex Shamley, F. V. See linger (2), J. Maxine Stevens, Joe ! Slingerland, 11. G. Smith, Marie Smith, Otto Solberg, Geo. PL Traung, W. T. Tolch. E. Y. Thomas, H. Tunling, S. Vereide, John Walter, Knut Wilkins, A. Wold, H. Ulamer, Jennie Albert, Delia Brown, Edith Boyle. Frank Ben-! nett, Willie Beach, Mary Boyle, Jack Campbell, Sammie Carlson, Bessie Ed wards (2) Flora Frank, Jimmie John son, Chas. Jackson, John Jackson, Eligh Shot Clan. Charlie Tom, Yosh Kinda, Alice Williams. E. L. HUNTER. P.M. o ? o ? o LOOK, LADIES! New undermuslins, lingeries and Balkan suits at Mrs. J. L. GAGE'S, tf o ? o o AUTO FOR HIRE? Phone 3-1-4. t.f. 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- : vev No. 605 respectively, whence U. S. L. M No. 2 bears N. 59? 10' 51" W 1892.08 feet distant, thence N. 24? 30 j E. (Var. 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 1.6! 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. A4C40 OCl I CI I UI9IO. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. United States Land Office, Juneau, Alaska, May 19, 1913. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Hawk Fish Company, of Seattle, Washington, assignee of Edward Ding ley, being entitled to the benefits of Section 2306, Rev". Stat, of the United States, granting additional lands to soldiers and sailors who served in the war of the Rebellion, has made appli cation to make entry of the lands em braced in U. S. Surveys Nob. 793, 796 and 799, on east side of Hawk Inlet and east side of Chatham strait, non contiguous tracts, and more particu larly described as follows, to-wit: Survey No. 793. Beginning at Cor. No. 1, a stone showing 3x3x2 above ground marked M. C. on side facing water, from which U. S. L. M No. 793 bears S. 12? 29' W. 90.30 chains; thence with a var. 30? 30' E. along mean high tide line | of Hawk Inlet N. 58 41' E. 2.94 chains; th?nce N. 7? 55' W. 3.77 chains; thence N. 39? 43' E. 1.97 chains; thence N. 84? 56' E. 1.25 chains; thence N. 43? 56' W. 9.71 chains; thence N. 32? 22'! W. 8.73 chains to Cor. No. 2, a stone 3x4x1 marked S. 793 C. 2 and M. C. on side facing water; thence E. 14.07 chains to Cor. No. 3, a stone 22x10x5 in. set 15 In. in ground, marked S. 793 C. 3; thence S. 22.68 chains to Cor. No. 4, a stone 20x12x12 in. set 15 in. in ground, marked S. 793 C. 4; thence W. 4.93 chains to Cor No. 1, the place of beginning. Containing an area of 16.83 acres. Var. 30? 30' E. This survey is situated on the east side of Hawk Inlet, about 2 miles from the entrance. Survey No. 796. Beginning at Cor. No. 1, a stone 4x4x2 feet above ground, 'marked M. C. on side facing water, from which U. S L. M. No. 796 bears S. 14? 58' W. 2.03 chains distant; thence de flecting from the true meridian along the line of mean high tide of Chat ham strait N. 27? 27' \V. 4.59 chains; thence N. 39? 43' W. 11.28 chains; thence N. 39? 43' W. 3.31 chains to Cor No. 2, a stone 8x5x3 feet above ground, marked S. 796 C. 2; thence E. var. 30? 30' E. 13.66 chains, to Cor. No. 3, a stone 20x10x8 in. set 15 in. in ground, marked S. 796 C. 3. B. T.; thence S. 12.82 chains to Cor. No. 1, the place of beginuing. Containing an area of 7.88 acres. Var. 30? 30' E. This survey is situated on the east side of Chatham strait about 2 miles south of Point Marsden. Survey No. 799. Beginning at Cor. No. 1, a stone 7x 4x3, marked M. C. on side facing wa ter, with X on top, from which U. S. I L. II. No. 799 bears S. 47? 01' E. 00.19 chains distant; thence var. 30? j 30' E. along the mean high tide line j of Chatham strait N. 69? 23' W. 4.69 chains; thence N. 49? 00' W. 2.68 chains; thence N. 57? 38' W. 6.26! chains to Cor Cor No. 2, a stone in place 6x5x3 feet, marked S. 799 C. 2 with M. C. on side facing water; thence N. 11.92 chains to Cor. No. 3, thence S. 6.83 chains to Cor No. 1, the place of beginning. Containing an area of 4.46 acres. Var. 30? 30' E. This survey is situated on the east side of Chatham strait about 5 miles j north of Hawk Inlet. As additional to Homestead Entry No. 52 made by Edward Dingley, at Falls St., Croix, Wis., Oct. 18, 1865, for E. Vi of S. W. U Sec. 32, T. 23 N. H. 14 W. 4th P. M. Any and all persons claiming ad versely any portion of the above de scribed tracts are required to file with the Register and Receiver of the U. S. Land Office at Juneau, Alaska, their adverse claim thereto, under oath, dur ing the period of publications or with in thirty days thereafter, or they will be barred by provisions of the statute. HAWK FISH COMPANY IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, that the foregoing notice be published for the statutory period in the Daily Alaska Empire, a newspaper printed and pub lished at Juneau, Alaska. C. B. WALKER, Register. First date of publication June 11, 1913. Last date of publication August 10. 1913. Dr. J. S. Harrison DENTIST Room 123. Decker Bldg. 'I'hone 2-0-5 Juneau, Alaska THE WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE THE ROUTE OF COMFORT. SPEED. SERVICE. SAFETY Through Tickets to and from Dawson, Fairbanks and Interior Alaska and Yukon River points OCR MAGNIFICENT NEW STEAMERS "ALASKA" and "YUKON" will give a regular service to and from Fairbanks. These are the finest and most luxurious steamers ever operated on the Yukon River. They are equip ped with up-to-date Observation and Smoking Rooms. Cur Whitehorse-Dawson service will lie regularly maintained by the favorite steamers "Casca". "Dawson". "Whitehorse" and "Selkirk." Between Skaguay and Whitehorse our service has been improved by the addition of modern PARLOR OBSERVATION CARS which afford travelers an opportunity to view the scenery over the famous White Pass to the best advantage. Passengers traveling via the White Pass & Yukon Route will have their baggage checked and bonded through to destination. For further information apply to J. E. Dempsey, Traffic Manager, f>12 Second Ave.. Seattle, Wash, and Skaguay, Alaska. O. L DICKESON, President SKAGWAY, ALASKA CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastService Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson, Prince Rupert, Swanson, Alert Bay, Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY P. C. DOCK JULY 17 Orpheum Building C. P. R. TICKET OFF1CL J. T. SPICKETT. Agt Professional Cards J. B. MARSHALL ATTORNEY-AT-LAW 114 Decker Building, Juneau _ Z. R. CHENEY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Gunnison & Robertson ATTORN EYS-AT-LAW Decker Building Juneau .... Alaska H. P. CROWTHER U. S. Deputy Surveyor U. S. Mineral Surveyor Office ? Lewis Block ? Juneau B. D. STEWART MINING ENGINEER U. S. MINERAL SURVEYOR P. O. Box 168 - - - 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. I p.m. to 5 p.m.; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 'PHONE? 209 JUNEAU STEAMSHIP CO. United States Mail Steamer S. S. GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route Leaves Juneau for Fuuter, 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 BaranofT Warm Springs 8:00 a. in. April 28th, May 28th, June 27th, July 27th, August 26th, and September 26th. 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. NOWEIX, MANAGER HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. The Alankm Flyer ' S. HUMBOLDT The Alaxka Klym I NORTHBOUND JULY 16, 28 SOUTHBOUND JULY 17, 29 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Office, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFOKD. Agent ? ALASKA STEAMSHIP COMPANY I Safety. Service, Speed Tickets to Seattle. Tacoma. Victoria and Vancouver. Through tiekftfl toSan Francisco f ALAMEDA Northbound July 9 !! JEFFERSON Northbound July 19 ;; MARIPOSA Northbound July 15 NORTHWESTERN Northb'd . . . July 21 " DOLPHIN Northbound July 16 Southbound Southbound Southbound Southbound Southbound July 16 .July 22 -? July 22 !! juiy 28 ;; July 19 ?? timer t. smith uouglas Agt. WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt. H t"l"l I I ?! 'I I I11!1 1 I 1 I ! I I -I -I I ?!? I- 1 1 1 1-1 -1-1 ??????????????????????????????????????????????????? Allen Shattuck, Agent, Office with Juneau Transfer Co. r?? ? ? r John Henson, Douglas Agent Steamship Company REGULAR FAST SERVICE BETWEEN SEATTLE AND JUNEAU Southbound Sailings S.S. ALKI, July 21 ?7 ? O .il First Class $19.00 < r arc to 062lttl6 Second Class $12.00 < NORTHLAND ALASKA COAST CO. For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, " Seldovia? SAILS FROM JUNEAU C. S .ADVIIRAL SAMPSON JULY 28 SAILS FROM JUNEAU FOR SEATTLE AND TACOMA S. S. ADMIRAL SAMPSON JULY 19 Right is reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notice. S. H. Ewing, Juneau Agent. ALASKA COAST COMPANY, Seattle PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. kkatti.k, tacx >ma, Victoria Vancouver, Bellingham, Everett, Olympia, Port Towntend, South Bellingham, Eureka, Santa Barbara, Mexico, San Francisco, Anacortes, Los Angeles and San Diogo. C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. G. W. ANDREWS. G. A. P. D. 112 Market Street, San Francisco. 113 James 8treet, Seattle S. S. SPOKANE On Excursion Run. CITY OF SEATTLE North July6-18 SouthJuly 8-20 STATE OF CALIFORNIA North July 12-24 South July 14-26 Right Reserved to Change Schedule. S. HOWARD EWING, Local Agt. SUMMER FERRY TIME SCHEDULE STARTING MAY 26, 1913. Boat Leaves Juneau _ For Douglas and Treadwell Leaves Treadwell For Douglas and J uneau Leaves Douglas For Juneau 6:30 ff:00 9: 11: 1: 2: 3: 5: 6: 8: 9: 11: a. m. a. m. a. m. 8:25 9:55 11:25 7:15 a. 8:30 a. 9:45 a. 11:30 a. 1:30 2:30 3:30 5:45 7:00 8:30 10:00 11:30 SHEEP CREEK TRIPS Leaves Juneau for Sheep Creek 6:30 a. 9:00 a. 5:00 p. Leaves Douglas for Sheep Creek 6:45 a. m. 9:15 a. m. 5:15 p. m. Leaves Sheep Creek For Treadwell Douglas and Juneau 7:00 a. m. 9:30 a. m. 5:30 p. m. Leaves Treadwell for Sheep Creek 6:50 a. 9:20 a. 5:20 p. On Saturday and Wednesday nights 11 p. m. trip will go to Sheep Creek Leaving Treadwell for Juneau at 11:40 p. hi.; leaving Douglas for Juneau at lit 45 p. m. We Are Headquarters for DRY GOODS, CLOTHING BOOTS AND SHOES, FURNISHINGS STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES ALASKA -TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO.