ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE f
J. F. A. STRONG, Publisher JOHN W. TROY, Editor 33
Telephone No. 3-7-4 3!
Entered u second-class matter November 7, 1912 at the postofflce at Ju- J J
neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1879.
Q?e year, by mall $10.00 33
Six months, by mall 5.00
Per month, delivered 1.00 <?
BE FAIR TO LEGISLATURE. I*
THOSE who are attempting to ridicule the Alaska Legislature ;;
for the condition in which the Territory of Alaska finds ;;
itself on account of the decision of the Attorney-General ;;
that the Legislature went beyond its authority when it conferred !!
additional duties upon Federal officials are making themselves
more or less ridiculous. The questions involved are purely legal !!
problems, and the weight of legal authority consulted by the "
members of the Legislature was against the contention of the -
Attorney-General. Delegate Wickersham, admittedly a good ?'
lawyer who has had experience under Territorial government, -?
contended that the Legislature had authority to do what it did. - ?
Several members of the Alaska bar agreed with Delegate Wick-;^
ersham. So did the lawyers in the Territorial Legislature, andfy
all four of those lawyers are men whose standing at the bar is:
unquestioned. Further, some of the points passed upon by the!
Attorney-General were raised in the proceedings before Judge;
Fred M. Brown in the poll tax case, and he held for the validity
of the law.
The Empire holds no brief for the Alaska Legislature?but:
even law-makers have the right to fair treatment. If the Alaska;
Legislature has made a mistake that may make necessary a
special session it will be following in the footsteps of illustrious
and supposedly well advised predecessors in the work of stat
ute-making. The Congress of the United States has found it nec
essary to repair the damage resulting from unconstitutional legis- j i
lation. and so have the Legislatures of many of the American I;;
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Admiral Dewey, America's greatest living military hero,1!!
celebrated his 76th birthday anniversary the day after Christmas ! I
by appearing at his office early in the morning and cleaning his !!
desk of the work that had accumulated over Christmas. And the j!!
act was that of a systematic man, we are assured, and not due !!
to any childish illusions about Santa Claus. Except for a brief i!
moment when ambitious relatives tempted him with thoughts of !
the White House Admiral Dewey has worn his years and honors i!
modestly and with dignity, as men usually wear them who earn !!
their honors by their works. ??
ANOTHER MATTER UP TO CONGRESS. J
THE urgency for immediate action looking toward the pro- J.
tection of life and property in the waters of Alaska has ?
been brought to the attention of Congress by Secretary of
Commerce Redfield. The Cabinet officer did not overstate the
case in his letter to Speaker Champ Clark when he said that
"simple justice" to the people of Alaska and the commerce of the
Northwest demands that conditions be remedied at the "earliest
possible moment." The loss of life and property along the Alas
kan coast in 1913, resulting from imperfect charts in some in
stances and no charts at all in others, tells its own story. The
deplorable state of things which resulted in the State of Cali
fornia disaster in which 31 lives were sacrificed, and the other
wrecks, where the loss of life might have been equally as great ?
as far as anything the government has done, are intolerable. A
government that is spending millions for the protection of life in t
Mexico and along the Mexican border can well afFord to meet j
the cost necessary to protect the lives of the thousands who are t
compelled to travel up and down the North Pacific coast. ?
In his letter to Congress Secretary of Commerce Redfield i
has accepted the facts and closely followed the reasoning set I
forth by the Governor of Alaska in his annual report to the Sec- I
retary of the Interior. He is entitled to the thanks of the people I
of Alaska for acting quickly and in a manner that seems most I
likely to secure desired results. I
Former President Taft made a speech the other day in
which he opposed self-government for the Philippines. Well, he |
might change his mind at that if the people go along about their,
business and confer the self-government despite his advice. He
opposed a Territorial government for Alaska and Statehood for
Arizona and New Mexico until the bills granting the people of
those commonwealths their rights were handed up to him to
sign. The he signed them. i
Dr. Alfred H. Brooks, the recognized authority on the min
eral resources of Alaska, has paid his tribute to the Juneau min
ing development which, in the conservative language of a sci
entist, he says "bids fair to become one of the greatest gold pro- +
ducing districts on the American continent." |
CLEANINGS OF THE
Skagway Lodge, No. 113, F. & A. M..
has elected the following officers: C.
W. Wright, master; E. L. Wheeler,
senior warden; James Wallace, junior
warden; P. H. Ganty, treasurer, and
Phil Abrahams, secretary.
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The suppression of chicken thieves
is consuming some of the time of the
city officials of Skagway.
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M. A. Mitchell has resigned as cash
ier of the Miners' and Merchants'
bank of Ketchikan. His successor is
A. R. Larson, formerly of Seattle. J.
E. Chilberg. of Seattle, is president
of the bank.
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William McGregor, of Ketchikan,
fell on icy sidewalk Christmas Eve
and sustained a broken leg.
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CapL John Walsh, pilot of the cable
ship Burnside. died on board the ship
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Charles Ulanky, a farmer of Knik,
has unearthed a boulder bearing the
figure of a man. Natives who exam
ined the worK aeciare mat u i? uui ,,
the work of their people. It Ib believed ?>
to be a specimen of the work of an . >
ancient Alaskan population. Photo- | [
graphs and carefully prepared descrlp- ?
tlons of the find have been sent to the
Smithsonian Institute. The specimen,
| itself, will be presented to the Shel
[don Jackson museum at Sitka.
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How to Treat the Tiger.
After ail. the Tiger can be made a
domestic pet, but not by kind treat
ment.?New York World.
HEIDELBERG LUNCH COUNTER
The Heidelberg lunch counter Is now * ]
open for business. Try it 1-3-tf ?1
Prices on hats and other ladles'
goods at actual cost Come and see. ? "'
MRS. J. C. FUNK. ?
Furnished rooms for rent Inquire *
634 E. 6th st. 12-4-tf. !
The Empire $1.00 a month delivered. .
Binding Ruling J|
Simpkins & Freiman ::
SEWARD BLDG. FRONT ST. i!
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W. A. Fkrcuson M. H. Kirkpatrick
"nothing but the best"
next to elks hall
HAPPY HOME ::
Sold by all the
Schwabacher Bros. & Co., Inc. ? ?
OAK OLSON, Representative ?
11 < 1111 n I i 11?-\
"Smooth as Silk"
At THE MECCA
Front St. near Seward
CONWAY & SECREST
t..|, I I I .I, I, I I 1?H
The Louvre Bar ::
Al Carlnon. Prop. . ?
Imported and Domestic ..
LIQUORS AND CIGARS
RAINIKR BEER ON DRAUGHT ! i
Phono 3-3-5 Juneau ? ?
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C. F. CHEEK
Game Heada, Fish and Birds
SKIN8 AND FURS TANNED
Rug Work a Specialty
11 111 I 11 111 111 1111 111 I 11
A. Benson "siI
Stand at Willa' Grocery Store '
Phones 4~9 or 3-8-5 '
ORDERS PROMPTLY EXECUTED .
I I I I I I I I I I I I 3 I I I I I I I I I 11
Latest Novelties in
Tobacco Jars and
?i i m 1 m m 111 m m n i
Roome 5 and 6 Malony Bldg. .
Consultation and Examina- '
Graduate American 8chool of ^
Osteopathy. Klrksvllle, Mo. *
Seven years' active practice.
Office hours, 9 to 12 m. 1 to 5 .
p. m., or by appointment
1 11 11 111 11 1 I I 1 1 111 III II I
TESTING THE SIGHT
and fitting It with proporly adjusted < >
and porfectly ground glasses Is our<>
specialty. When your sight is fall- J \
ing or defective you will And ur a"
"friend in need" that will restore < >
your eyesight and mako your vis-J!
ion perfect j *
I I CH A RICK
. ^ Jeweler and ] *
? ? Optician
Phone S-8-8 Strictly FlntClaaa
Juneau Construction Co.
Store and office fixtures. Mission
Furniture. Planing Mill. Wood
Turning. Band Sawing.
1111111 1111 X
The Alaska Grill i!
! '? The Best Appointed 1 1
I Piece In Town j
;; Best of Everything Served !!
at Moderate Prices
IIiII111111m i II11 ii II111
o THE BEST LOAF OF |
;; Is 8old At t i
jj San Francisco Bakery |;
O. MESSERSCHMIDT, Prop. I
C W. WINSTEDT
Office, Room 7, Garside Block
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FRESH SEALSHIPT oysters at
when In doubt call at the Pioneer
Cafe for a Good Meal. 12-20-tf.
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J. B. MARSHALL
Z. R. CHENEY
Lewis Building, Juneau
Gunnison & Robertson
Juneau .... Alaska
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MARSHALL & NEWMAIN
Plumbing, Heating and
Sheet Metal Works
JOBBING A SPECIALTY
Phono 378; 139 Franklin, Cor 3rd.
H. P. CROWTHER
U. 8. Deputy Surveyor
U. 8. Mineral Surveyor
Office?Lewis Block ? Juneau
B. D. STEWART
U. 8. MINERAL SURVEYOR
P. O. Box 168 ? ? ? Juneau
Accountants and Stenographers
Law Work a Specialty
M. K. STRUBLE? N. PIGOTT
208 Gold St ? Phone 3-9-9
Agts. L. C. Smith & Bros. Type
JUNEAU STEAM8HIP CO.
United States Mall Steamer
S. S. GEORGIA
Leaves Juneau for Funter, Hoo
nali, Gypsum. Tenakeo, Kiillsnoo,
Chatham and Sitka, 2 a. m. Oct.
1, 7, 13. 19. 25, 31; Nov. 6, 12,
18. 24, 30; Dec. 6, 12, 18, 24. 30;
Jan. 6. 11. 17, 23, 29; Feb. 4. 10.
16, 22, 28; March 6, 12, 18, 24.
Leaves Juneau for Tyee and
Baranoff Warm Springs, 2 a. m.
Oct 25, Nov. 24, Dec. 24, Jan.
23, Feb. 22, and March 24.
Leaves Juneau for Pearl Har
bor, Eagle River, Yankee Cove,
Sentinel Light Sta. Eldrld Light
Sta., Comet, Haines, Skagway, 2
a. m. Oct 5, 11, 17, 23, 29; Nov.
4. 10, 16, 22, 28; OcL 4. 10, 16,
22. 28; Jan. 3, 9, 15, 21. 27; Feb.
2. 8. 14. 20, 26; March 4, 10, 16.
22, and 28.
Returning, Leaves Skagway the
Following Day at 2 a. m.
WILLIS E. NOWELL, MANAGER
Empire want ads get results.
THE WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE
< ? THE ROUTE OF COMFORT. SPEED. SERVICE. SAFETY , '
' ? During the winter eeaaon of 1913-14 our regular train Mrrloe will be maintained North and ?
? 1 South bound between Skaguay and white Horse, every Tueaday and Friday.
; ; WINTER 8TAGE 8ERVICE |
? > between White Horao and Dawson will be In regular operation, affording our patrons the 1
? > maximum of Comfort and Safety. 1
, , The White Pass & Yukon Route will maintain an eflicient freight and passenger stage ser- .
, . vice from White Horse. Yukon Territory, via Lake Kluane, to the ?
;; CHISANA GOLD FIELDS ;
, , Tnis is the only safe and sane route to the new diggings, and wo will gladly answer all In- ,
, , qulriee. We will also oprrate a freight service up tho White River, and carry a full line of ,
, . groceries and foed at mouth of White River, Theae supplies can bo obtained by prospectors ,
. , at reasonable prices. For full Information apply to ?
11 J. E. Dcmpsoy. Traffic Manager, 612 Second Ave., Seattle^ Wash. __ 1
? 1 H. Wheeler, Supt, Mail Servico Dept, White Horse. Y. T 1
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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastService
Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson. Prince Rupert. Swsnson, Alert Bay. Vancouver
Victoria and Seattle
PRINCESS SOPHIA v JAN. 8?22. FEB. 5
OrpheumlBullding C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. t. spickett. Agt.
HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO.
Tha Alaska Flyer ; S. S. HUMBOLDT
NORTHBOUND DECEMBER 12
80UTHB0UND DECEMBER 13
DOCK8 AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF
Seattle Office, 716 Second Ave. 0*20. BURFORD, Agent
?M I I I I I I I I I III I' I I 1 I III I v I i i m i i i ?
?L Safety, Service, Speco Ticket* lo Seattle. lacomo. victoria *uu
ticket* to San FrancUco ? ?
I) NORTHWESTERN, North Dec. 4, 24 South .... Dec. 11, 31 X
, " ALAMEDA, North Jan. 2 South .... Jan. 10 j)
JEFFER80N, North Dec.19, 30 8outh .... Dec. 19, 30 ;;
;; Elmer E. Smith Douglas Agt WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau AgL ||
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Agent, Offlco Cheney
Bldg., Phono 2-4-9
REGULAR FA8T 8ERVICE BETWEEN 8EATTLE AND JUNEAU I
S. S. AL-KI for Sitka JANUARY 6 I
RATE TO SITKA, $10.00. >
S. S. AL-KI for Seattle JANUARY 8 |
Fare to Seattle
First Class $19.00
Second Class $12.00
I ALASKA COAST CO. :
For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Soward, . ,
; ; Seldovla?SAILS FROM JUNEAU ; ;
ADMIRAL SAMPSON JANUARY 18 3!
;; ADMIRAL SAMPSON JANUARY 28 ;;
II Right la reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notloe.
? 8. H. Ewlng, Juneau Agent ALA8KA COA8T COMPANY, 8eattle <
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| PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. j;
i: SEATTLE, TACOMA, i:
< > Victoria Vancouver, Belllngham, Everett Olympla, Port Townsend, J \
,, South Belllngham, Eureka, 8anta Barbara, Mexico, 8an Francisco, <'
** Anacortes, Los Angeles and 8an Dlogo. ?,
3! C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. H. Brandt, 0. A. P. D j j
33 112 Market Street, 8an Francisco. 113 James Street 8e?ttle <?
" S. S. SPOKANE \\I' ; ?
< > South Dec. 25. January 5, 16 and 27 t;
<| Right Reserved to Change Schedule. 8. HOWARD EWINQ, Local Agt 3 3
SUMMER FERRY TIME 8CHEDULE STARTING MAY 26, 1913. j
Boat Lcovca Juneau
For Douglas and
6:30 a. m.
8:00 a. m.
9:00 a. m.
11:00 a. m.
1:00 p. m.
2:00 p. m.
3:00 p. m.
6:00 p. m.
6:30 p. m.
8:00 p. m.
9:30 p. m.
11:00 p. m.
Ixwvoa Traodwoll For
7:10 a. m.
8:25 a. m.
9:40 a. m.
11:25 a. m.
1:25 p. m.
2:25 p. m.
3:25 p. m.
5:40 p. m.
6:55 p. m.
8:25 p. m.
9:55 p. m.
11:25 p. m.
7:16 a. m.
8:30 a. m.
9:45 a. m.
11:30 a. m.
1:30 p. m.
2:30 p. m.
3:30 p. m.
6:45 p. m.
7:00 p. m.
8:30 p. m.
10:00 p. m.
11:30 j). m.
Leaves Sheep Creek
For Tread well Douglas
7:00 a. m.
9:30 a. m.
5:30 p. m.
SHEEP CREEK TRIPS I
Leaves Juneau for
6:30 a. m.
9:00 a. m.
6:00 p. m.
Leaves Douglas ior
6:45 a. m.
9:16 a. m.
for Sheep Creek
6:50 a. m.
9:20 a. m.
6:20 p. m.
On Saturday and Wednesday nights 11 p. m. trip will go to uneep ureea.
Loaving Troadwcll for Junean at 11:40 p. m.; leaving Douglas for Juneau
at 11:45. p. m.
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The Home of Hart Schaffner & Marx
Suits from &15.oo to &30.oo
Gold Mining Go.
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