ALASKA DAiLY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG, Publisher JOHN W. TROY. Editor
Telephone No. 3-7-4
Kntered as second-class matter November 7. 1912 at the postofflce at Ju
neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1879.
Q?<# year, by mall 310.00
Six months, by mail 8-00
Per month, delivered 1.00
TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT CRISIS.
THE decision of the Circuit Court of Appeals at San Francisco
yesterday which makes the Alaska poll tax law inoperative
and sustains the recently written opinion of the Attorney
General, holding that the Alaska Legislature proceeded illegally
when it conferred extra duties upon Federal officers in this Ter
ritory, brings the Territorial government face to face with a real
crisis. It is not one that cannot be remedied, but it is one that
muse be remedied soon or conditions will become more or less ,
chaotic. The construction of the law accepted by the appellate i
court and the Attorney-General leaves the Territory without 1
means of securing revenue with which to enforce its laws or to
keep its machinery in motion.
The situation can be met, it is believed, in one of two ways, i
One way would be for Congress to amend the Organic Act of the
Territory so as to give the Territorial Legislature authority to 1
confer further duties upon Federal officials, and to ratify the ac- 1
tion of the Legislature in doing that very thing. Another way j
would be for the Territorial Legislature to reconvene and provide
for the collection of taxes through officers of its own creation. i
It is not betraying confidences to say that the officers of 1
the Territory are giving the matter very earnest and energetic
consideration, and that they are fully alive to the fact that ac
tion?immediate action?is demanded by the situation.
Lord Murray of Elibank, representing the Pearsons, says he;
has no complaint to make of President Wilson's interference with
his syndicate's concession-grabbing in South America except that <,
it came at the eleventh hour. It may have been the evelenth <
hour for the Pearson's, but His Lordship will admit that a Pres
ident who took office on March 4 has been acting very early in
THE NEW CURRENCY BILL.
THE passage of the new currency bill by Congress is compar
able in financial importance with not more than three or
four other pieces of legislation in the history of the coun
try. It is in a class with the establishment of the national bank
during the Washington administration at the suggestion of Ham
ilton, the disestablishment of that bank by Jackson, and the Na
tional Bank Act of the Lincoln administration. It is meeting'
the conditions of its time as the sponsors for these other acts
attempted to meet the conditions of their times.
The three great reforms accomplished by this bill are:
1. A true and elastic national currency, based not upon
Government fiat or Government debt but upon the commercial
resources of 100,000,000 people. This currency is definitely es
tablished on the gold standard.
2. The complete separation of the organized banking sys
tem of the country from the New York Stock Exchange and
Wall Street gambling.
3. The destruction of the centralized control of money and
credit?the so-called Money Trust?and the extinction of a cen
tralized bank, both in principle and practice.
The Federal reserve banks to be created by this act will dis
turb in no wise the commercial banking operations now conduct
ed by 7,500 national and 15,000 State banks and trust companies.
They will disturb in no wise the identity and independence of
L- 1 '*- hanlfa nwnpd I
The reserve DanKs win oe uaims ui wuma?
by banks, conducted primarily by banks and doing business only
with banks. They will be what the name implies?banks to mo
bilize and guard and better utilize the reserves of banks.
Not less than eight nor more than twelve cities will first be
designated by a committee named in the bill for the locations of
the Federal reserve banks. These cities will be representative
of as many sctions of the continental United States, which sec
tions will be marked off as Federal reserve districts, whose lines
will have regard to the convenience and customary course of bus
National banks within each district will be required to take
stock and carry reserves in the Federal reserve bank of the dis
trict or surrender their charters. State banks can come in or
stay out as they please. Subscribing or member banks will buy
shares in the reserve banks to the amount of 6 per cent, of each
member bank's capital and surplus. Their stock will pay 6 per
cent, dividends. All other earnings will go to surplus and then
to the Government, which will deposit its free funds without
interest in the reserve banks.
The movement to have one of the eight or more regional re
serve banks located at Seattle should receive the support of the
people of Alaska. Seattle is now the reserve center for most of
the Alaska banks, and it can be reached quicker and easier from
the centers of this Territory than any other of the big cities of
the States. Let us do what we can for that place.
Those Huerta troops that are penned up in Ojinaga are fight
ing like men that have constantly in mind the customary manner
of treating prisoners of war in Mexico.
HAL M'NAIR BECOMES -
AN OREGON BANKER <
W. H. .McN'air. better known ta Al- i
aska as "Hal" McNalr. for many year* t
chief United States marshal for Alas- ]
ka and afterward for the First Divis- j
ion. serving through the admlntstrs- t
tions of both L. L. Williams and James 1
M. Shoup at Sitka and Juneau, has i
been made cashier of the First Nation- <
al Bank, of Ashland. Oregon, of which j
institution he has been a director for ]
several years. 1
Hal McN'air and his brother, Sidney ]
McXair. have been engaged in the
drug business at Ashland since leav- 1
ing Alaska. (
The Ashland (Ore.) Record, speak- 1
ing of the election of Mr. McXair as ?
in officer of the leading bank of Its
"Aside from the eminent fitness for
lis new position, which he has shown
is an Ashland business man, Mr. Mc
S'air has had a wide range of legal
ind official and business experience
:hat dates from boyhood days when
le was a deputy under his father?
:ben clerk of tho circuit court in one
)f Missouri's thriving counties. In
1894, at the age of nineteen, Mr. Mc
S'air was appointed chief office deputy
United States marshal at Sitka, Alas
"The appointment came to Mr. Mc
S'alr as a Democrat, in the reign of
Urover Cleveland, through Judge Wil
liams of the Missouri supreme bench
?whose brother had been appointed
OVU R.J T
IK V I OIK
TESTING THE 8IGHT j
and fitting It with proporly adjusted i
and perfectly ground glasses Is our j
specialty. Whon your Bight Is fail-1
lng or defective you will find ub a|
"friend In need" that will restorer
your eyoslght and make your vis-J
I I CHARICK!
. ^ Jeweler end <
? ? Optician
United States marshal at Sitka.
"That Judgo Williams' judgment
was good Is proven by the fact that
Mr. McNalr served not only during
the regime of United States Marshal
Williams but also for years under hlB
republican successor after tho Dem
ocrats went out of power. In the
period of nearly fifteen years that ho
spent in Alaska ho gained n wide
knowledge of government and legal
and business affairs.
"Mr. McNalr Is one of the three
heaviest stockholders In the First
National Bank and has been on the
board of directors since 1909.
"Like his predecessor, Mr. McNalr
Is a Democrat and started in life as
\ telegraph operator. Ho is not only
prominent in Ashland business cir
cles but is a member of the various
Masonic bodies and tho Elks lodge
ind Is now serving on the city coun
cil by appointment to fill vacancy."
Prices on hats and other ladieB'
goods at actual cost Como and see.
MRS. J. C. FUNK.
Juneau Athletic Club dance at
Elks' hall, Thursday night, admission
(1, ladies free. 1-6-4L
i There is a Best
Yes, we make dozens
of different kinds of type
We make scores of
different kinds of carbon
We sell the most com
plete ribbon and carbon
lines on the market to
But mark this point! We
have only one kind of ribbon
and only one kind of carbon !
paper for YOU, \
? There is a best ribbon and ?
a best carbon paper for your '
purpose, just as there is a best ?
ribbon and a best carbon paper <
for any other purpose. We I
have the best ribbons and the |
best carbon papers for every
Let us know your purpose
?what you require of a ribbon
or a carbon paper, and we will
! name the ribbons and carbon
? paper that you ought to use.
;l vv" i' ' -;ll M
and Red Seal
are recognized as the leading
j ribbon and carbon lines on the
i market. ?
?They arc the leading lines
not only in quality, but in com
pleteness. And this complete
ness makes it certain that we
have got the exact ribbon and
carbon paper for YOU.
Just write us, tell us what
machine you use and what your
requirements are, and sec if we
i 1111 Third Avenue, Seattle.
Phono S-8-8 Strictly Flrot Clam
Juneau Construction Co.
Store and office fixtures. Mission
Furniture. Planing Mill. Wood
Turning. Band Sawing.
:: The Alaska Grill
! The Best Appointed
!! Place in Town
;; Best of Everything Served
! at Moderate Prices
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t THE BE8T LOAF OF
I la Sold At
| San Francisco Bakery
? G. MESSERSCHMIDT. Prop.
C W. W1NSTEDT
Office, Room 7, Gar-side Block
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:: CANNED GOODS
? ? Highest Grade
Sold by all the
11 Schwabacher Bros. & Co., Inc
? OAK OLSON, Representative |
;; Juneau ;
Tim Hiiiiiiiini mi iiifr
* Good board and roonus by the day,
wook or month. Rates reasonable. St.
Georgo Houso, formerly the Simpson
* ? ?
G. K. GILBERT
STEAM, HOT WATER and HOT
Air Heating. Plumbing, Venti
lating and Sheet Metal Works.
Shop, Franklin St Phone 353.
J. B. MARSHALL
* ?? ?
and Facial Massage
at Your Home by Appointment
1 MISS P. WAGONER^Phone 232
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Z. R. CHENEY
Lewis Building, Juneau
Gunnison & Robertson
! ATTORN EY8-AT-LAW
Juneau .... Alaska
' + MARSHALL & NEWMAN
? Plumbing, Heating and
8heet Metal Works
; JOBBING A SPECIALTY
> Phono 373; 139 Franklin, Cor 3rd.
> + +
H. P. CROWTHER
U. 3. Deputy Surveyor
> U. 8. Mineral 8urveyor
| Office?Lewis Block ? Juneau
B. D. STEWART
U. 8. MINERAL 8URVEYOR
P. O. Box 168 - ? ? Juneau
r 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 8TEAM8HIP CO.
I! United 8tates Mall 8teamer
\* S. S. GEORGIA
;; Juneau-Sitka Route
a Leaven Juneau for Funter, Jtioo
i | Dab, Gypsum, Tenakee, KllllBnoo,
Chatham and Sitka, 2 a. m. Oct
; I 2. 7. 13, 19, 26, 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,
I | Leaves Juneau for Tyeo 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. Eldrid Light
Sta., Comet, Haines, Skagway, 2
I I a. m. Oct 6, 11. 17, 23, 29; Nov.
4, 10, 16, 22, 28; Oct 4, 10, 16,
22, 28; Jan. 3. 9, 16, 21. 27; Feb.
2, 8, lv, 20. 26; March 4, 10, 16,
1 22, and 28.
I Returning, Leaves Skagway the
Following Day at 2 a. m.
| WILLIS E. NOWELL, MANAGER
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastSeroce
Sailing from Juneau for Port Slmpnon. Prince Rupert. Swaneon. Alert Bay. Vancouver
Victoria and Seattle
PRINCESS SOPHIA .......... JAN. 8?2fi- FEB. 5
Orpheum JJulidinit C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J- T. SPICKETT, Agt.
HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO.
The Alaaka Fljer S. HUMBOLDT I The AUaka Flyer
NORTHBOUND DECEMBER 12
80UTHB0UND DECEMBER 13
DOCK8 AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF
Seattle Office. 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent
..... ......... ... I I. t..t. I t I i t i i t i i i i i i |.
Safety, Service, Speed Ticket* to Seattle, Tacoma. Victoria and Vancouver. Through
? ? ticket* to San Franclaoo ' ?
I; 'NORTHWESTERN, North Dec. 4, 24 South .... Dec. 11, 31
;; ALAMEDA, North Jan. 2 8outh Jan. 10 "
?? JEFFER80N, North Dec.19, 30 8outh Dec. 19, 30
;; Elmer E. Smith Doufllae AgL WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt ;;
4-H11 1 I I i I 1 I Ml I 1 I I ! Ill III III II 1 I I I III I I I Ml I 1 I 1 I M-H
Agent, Office Cheney
Bldg., Phone 24-9
REGULAR FA8T SERVICE BETWEEN SEATTLE AND JUNEAU
S. S. AL-KI for Sitka JANUARY 6
RATE TO SITKA, $10.00.
S. S. AL-KI for Seattle JANUARY 8
r? x O First Class -... $19.00
rare to ocattle second ciass $12.00
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ALASKA COAST CO.
For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, 8eward, !
; ; Seldovfa?SAILS FROM JUNEAU ? ;
ADMIRAL SAMPSON JANUARY 18 !!
;; ADMIRAL SAMPSON JANUARY 28 ;;
Right l? reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notlot. '
3. H. Ewlng, Juneau Agent ALASKA COA8T COMPANY, Seattle < >
1 LIL L L L L L LL L LLL LIL lLL''''''''''
PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. j>
i: SEATTLE, TACOMA, ii
o ' >
<> Victoria Vancouvor, Belllngham, Everett, Olympla, Port Townaend, ''
1! South Belllngham, Eureka, 8anta Barbara, Mexico, San Franclaco, < >
Anacortea, Loa Angela and 8an Dlago. '
o C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. H. Brandt, G. A. P. D n
" 112 Market 8treet, San Franclaco. 113 Jamea 8treet Seattle
!! c c cpnif ANF North Dec. 24. January 4, 15 and 28 ][
<. South Dec. 25. January 5, 16 and 27 o
;; Right Reaerved to Change Schedule. 8. HOWARD EWING, Local AgL J |
SUMMER FERRY TIME SCHEDULE STARTING MAY 26, 1913.
Boat Lva. Juneau
for Doucrlaa 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.
5:00 p. m.
6:30 p. m.
8:00 p. m.
9:80 p. m.
11:00 p. m.
Loaves Tread well
for Douglas and
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.
7:15 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.
5:45 p. m.
7:00 p. m.
8:30 p. m.
10:00 p. m.
11:30 p. m.
Lvs. Sheep Creek
7:00 a. m.
9:30 a. m.
5:30 p. m.
Lvs. Juneau for
6:30 a. m.
9:00 a. m.
5:00 p. m.
for Sheep Creek
6:45 a. m.
9:15 a. m.
5:15 p. m.
for Sheep Creek
6:50 a. m.
9:20 a. m.
SHEEP CREEK TRIPS
On Saturday and Wrdnoday nighu 11 p. m. trip wiD go to Shop Owl. Log ring Treadwdl (of Jutwau '
at 11:40 p. m. Learing Douglai (of Juncsu at I M J p. la.
I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I HI 1 I I I I I I It I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I '
THE WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE j j
THE ROUTE OF COMFORT. SPEED. SERVICE. SAFfcrtf " ! [
?> During the winter season of 1913-14 our regulartrain aervlc* will (>o riutlnUippd North and ti
? ? Soqth bound between Skaguay and White Horse. every Tueaday and Fridi?y, ' i >
;; WINTER 8TAGE SERVICE ;;
? > between White Horae and Dawson will be In regular operation, affording our patrons the < >
? ? maximum of Comfort and Safoty. i i
, The White Paa.t & Yukon Route will maintain an efficient freight and passenger stage eer- , ,
, , vice from White Horse, Yukon Territory, via Lake Kluane, to the , ,
CHISANA GOLD FIELD8 <!
, , Tnls is thoonly safe and sane route to the new diggings, and we will gladly answer all in* , ;
, , qulriea. We will also oprrate a freight servlco up the White River, and cairoa full line ,
, , grocerioa and feed at mouth of White River, These supplies can be obtained by 'prdepectoj^ , !
, , at reasonable prices. For full Information apply to .......... . i
? ? J. E. Dcmpscy, Traffic Manager, 612 Second Ave., Seattle. Wash. i i
? ? H. Wheeler, Supt, Mail Service Dept, \Vhito Y. T 1 >
* i 111 11 I I 11 I Mill I I I I Mil Mil MIIIMIMMIHI '
The Home of Hart Scfiaffner ? Marx
Suits from S15.oo to S30.oo
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Gold Mining Go.
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