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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG, Publisher JOHN W. TROY, Editor Entered u second-class matter November 7, 1912 at the postofflce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Ct7? year, by mall $10.90 Six months, by mall 6.00 Per month, delivered 100 CURRENCY SYSTEM REVOLUTIONIZED. THE EMPIRE has devoted considerable of space in its editor ial columns of late to a discussion of the provisions of the new currency law and its probable effect upon business conditions. Our excuse is that nothing lies so nearly the root of the commercial, industrial and business life of a country as its circulating medium and its banking scheme. If we have not made it plain to our readers that these will be revolutionized by the new act that will be put into effect just as soon as the executive of ficers of the Nation can do the necessary work, the discussion has been in vain. If we have succeeded in giving our readers a more clear understanding of the situation, we have accomplished what we have tried to do. In summarizing it might be said that two great services have been rendered by the measure. It safeguards reserves against speculation and for the day of need. It provides what we have not had in fifty years?a currency which can expand with the needs of business reflected in prime commercial paper and whose contraction is provided for as that paper matures. It releases the country from the menace of such panics as that of 1907. It releases business from the strait-jacket of a cur rency whose volume is as fixed as the fixed Government bonded and , greenback debt of the Nation and which never contracts when ex- : panded by an expansion of that bonded debt. It provides, through 1 the reserve banks and the Reserve Board, an equalizing power ' over discount rates throughout the country and a control over the movements of gold. It is a meeting of the country's financial and commercial < needs long sought but never before realized. It is of that "consti- i tution of peace" after long conflict which President Wilson referred 1 to in signing the bill, into which '"business men of all sorts are showing their willingness to come." In the shake-up of the board of regents of the University of 1 Washington George H. Walker, the Seattle lawyer who was first ' appointed to the board by Gov. Lister, took sides with those who favored the summary removal of President Thomas Franklin , Kane of the University, and resigned with the old members of the board. Four other regents resigned, and New Year's Day Gov. Lister filled the vacancies by appointing five new members. GOOD TIMES COMING. | ( THE editorials in Eastern newspapers and the telegraphic dis- 1 patches tell a wonderful tale of the confidence in business ; circles that has been inspired by the enactment of the new ; currency law and the favorable beyond expectations working of , the new tariff law. While both seem to have operated to check 1 gambling in stocks they are proving highly stimulating to ligiti- 1 mate business. It is the concensus of opinion that before the end j of the present year the wheels of industry and the transportation . companies will be doing a greater volume of business than ever i before in the history of the country. People are turning their at- i tention from trading and money changing, and devoting their at tention to doing things that cannot help but result in keeping peo ple at work. If the confidence that has been inspired shall prove ' to be based on solid foundations there should be all the work that ? the skilled and unskilled laboring classes of the Nation can per form within a short time. Already the signs of activity in the United States and the conclusion that the manufacturers of this country are preparing to produce cheaper and depend upon smaller margins on larger t sales for their dividends have alarmed the manufacturers of Eng- f land and Germany. The conviction that American made goods - are going into markets that heretofore have been barred to them ^ has become fixed on the other side of the Atlantic, and London^ dispatches tell us that the result is that European investors are ( again looking toward this country as a favorable place to utilize - their idle capital. j i No appointments to a local office in a long time has pleased more people probably than the naming of John C. Whitlock to be United States court commissioner at Seattle by District Judge | Jeremiah Neterer. Mr. Whitlock is a competent lawyer and a conscientious and upright man, who has devoted years of his life to the service of his friends, his party and to the betterment of conditions in general. This is the first office he has ever held. SECRETARY LANE IS RIGHT. i THE suggestion of Secretary of the Interior Lane that the States must be permitted a- wider participation in the man agement of that part of the lands within their borders that remains the property of the National government is due in part to the fact that experience has shown that all the functions of government are so indissolubly connected with ownership and control of the soil that the Federal government cannot absolutely manage its own property within the States without interferring with State functions; and, in part, to the fact that the people who live within the vicinity of the public lands and other natural rer sources of the country that remain the property of the National government are best informed as to the proper uses to which they can be put. It is human nature for men to attempt to exercise even more authority than they have legitimate right to, and experience has taught the people of the West that Washington bureaus are, to say the least, not unlike other men in this respect. Their at tempts?too often successful?to appropriate authority that properly belongs to local self-government is a subject that would make an interesting chapter. This disposition makes it all the more imperative that something must be done to extend the au thority of local laws to those portions of the States and Terri tories which remain the property of the National government. The long fight of the people of San Francisco and the other municipalities surrounding San Francisco Bay for the right to use the Hetch Hetchy water supply for the people has demon strated that the Secretary of the Interior is right in his conclu sion that those living in the vicinity of the natural resources of a country are better qualified than others to determine what are the best uses to which those resources can be put. s OVUKJI 1KVI8 LK t 5?.H,X GLEANINGS FROM NORTHERN EMPIRE J. D. Nlckell, concerning whose whereabouts the Governor's office re cently received an Inquiry which was published In the press of Alaska, was employed by the Skagway dairy early last summer. In July he wont to Whltehorse, and information In Skag way Is that he joined one of tho boun dary survey parties for the summer. ? * * Reports from Bella Coola are that this jeason's fur catch in that section will be an exceptionally heavy one. In fact the fur catch In soveral sections of the North coast country will be large. Haines fox and mink trappers report better results than usual. * ? * A Prince Rupert Indian broke into a cannery at that place and stole a lot of canned salmon. Then he stole a hand car from the car-shed and took hi splunder to Falrvlew where he was captured. He was sentenced to one year in the penitentiary. ? ? * Skagway Is confronted with a threat ened raise of Its water rates just 100 per cent. The city council Is combat ting the efforts of the water company to increase its income in that man ner. * * * The schooner Azalea, well known imong lumber coasterB, has been pur chased by the Mathleson Fisheries Co. af Anacortes, and will be sent to the Bering sea next summer with the cod Beet. * WHERE IS A J. FLYNN? Marshal H. L. Faulkner has receiv ed a letter from Charles H. Jarvis, iated December 29, 1913, at Hilller's Crossing, Vancouver Island, B. C., mak ing inquiry as to the whereabout of J. Flynn, late contractor of Seattle. He is said to have left for Alaska ;old hunting two years ago and has sot been heard from since. In hiB ast letter he said that if he was not icard from within two years his peo ple should know that ho is dead. The letter states that inquiries sent to the Northwest Mounted Police at Dawson ( )ring the information that he has not )een in Yukon Territory. ! Councilman W. S. Pullen will take 1 passage for the South on the Alarae- . la. | ?? * < CLASSIFIED ADV. ? -? WANTED?First class baker. Ap tly Labor Department, Alaska-Castin tau Co. 11-4-tf WANTED?200 watches to repair, >y competent watch-maker. All work ;uaranteed. I. J. Sharlck, Jcwler and Dpticlan. FOR RENT?Housekeeping rooms, lot and cold water; apply at Bailey's lakery. 12-29-tf FOR RENT?Furished rooms and ipartments, either single or ensuite for housekeeping. Apply at office, No. 1, Hogan's Flats. Phone 2-0-9. 11-11-tf FOR SALE?Between 40 and 60 cds. 1-ft wood, thoroughly seasoned. A. H. Wumpheries, Valentine bldg. l-S-3t. FOR SALE?One of the best paying restaurants on Gastineau channel. Bargain. Enquire Empire Office.?S. 12-11-tf. LOST ? Pocketbook, containing change and a rosary on Front street or in skating rink. Liberal reward, re turn to Empire office. l-9-2t. Well ventilated rooms and board at the St. George House, formerly the Simpson hospital. 10-3-tf Desk calendar pads tor 1914, at Nel son's stationery store. 12-13-tf FRESH SEALSHIPT oysters at Goldstein's. 10-9-tf. when In doubt call at the Pioneer Cafe for a Good Meal. 12-20-tf. Parties desiring lady to care for their children afternoons or evenings, phone 2133. Best references. 1-6-6L Furnished rooms for rent Inquire 634 E. 6th st. 12-4-tf. Nicely furnished room to let, with bath, two minutes from business dis trict 123 Gold st 12-18-tf. Even the cook eats at the Pioneer. Opp. City Dock 12-20-tt * MARSHALL & NEWMAN Plumbing, Heating and Sheet Metal Works JOBBING A SPECIALTY Phone 373; 139 Franklin, Cor 3rd. * ? TESTING THE 8IGHT 31 * and fitting it "With properly adjusted < ? ^ and perfectly ground glasBes is our 3 3 ? Bpcclulty. Whon your sight is fall- J | r ing or defective you will find us a < > I "friend In need" that will restore 3 3 I your eyesight and make your vis- J 3 ^ ion perfect J J I I CHARICKi: . Jeweler and < ? ? ? Optician Phone 3-8-8 Strictly First Close Juneau Construction Co. CONTRACTORS Store and office fixtures. Mission Furniture. Planing Mill. Wood Turning. Band Sawing. Juneau, Alaska II The Alaska Grill :? The But Appointed Place in Town ; ;; Best of Everything Served ! I ! I at Moderate Prices ;; \ 111111111 n n 111111111111 * "1 o THE BEST LOAF OF " BREAD 4 ? ( i ;; la Sold At :: ii San francisco Bakery i: <? a. MESSERSCHMIDT, Prop. J! : C W. W1NSTEDT ARCHITECT ; SUPERINTENDENT Sketche* Free Office, Room 7, Garsfde Block Juneau, Alaaka. :! tM#t ?* :: :: * ii o 0 < ? 1 McCloskeys . <? -T - O O i > <? < ? ii O O <? a O ii <> 1 I III II 11 I I I i 2 I I II II I III I : HAPPY HOME :: : CANNED GOODS :: : Highest Grade Fruits and Vegetables ? ? Sold by all the best grocers ? Schwabacher Bros. & Co., Inc. ? j ? OAK OLSON, Representative ? ; Juneau ;; 'hi mi i ininiint Good board and rooms by the day, veok or month. Rates reasonable. 8L leorgo House, fonnorly tho Simpson QBpltaL 10-ft-tr Professional Cards J. B. MARSHALL ATTORNEY-AT-LAW REAGAN & REED Attorneys-At-Law 15 Malony Bldg., Juneau Z. R. CHENEY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Gunnison & Robertson ATTO R N E Y8-AT-L A W Decker Building Juneau .... Alaska H. P. CROWTHER U. 8. Deputy Surveyor U. 8. Mineral 8urveyor Office?Lewis Block ?Juneau . B. D. STEWART MINING ENGINEER U. 8. MINERAL 8URVEY0R P. O. Box 168 ? ? ? Juneau h '? Accountants and Stenographers Law Work a Specialty M. K. STRUBLE? N. PIOOTT 208 Gold 8t ? Phono 3-9-9 Agt8. L. C. Smith & Bros. Type- ! writer Co. J + ? ? 4* G. K. GILBERT STEAM, HOT WATER and HOT Air Heating. Plumbing, Venti lating and Sheet Metal Works. Shop, Franklin St. Phone 353. + p , + Shampooing, Manicuring and Facial Massage at Your Home by Appointment. MI8S P. WAGONER, Phone 232 I : * JUNEAU 8TEAM8HIP CO. United States Mall Steamer S. S. GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route Leaves Juneau for Funter, Hoo nab, Gypsum, Tenakce, KilUsnoo, Chatham and Sitka, 2 a.m. OcL 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, and 30. Leaves Juneau for Tyee and Baranoit Warm Springs, 2 a. m. OcL 25. Nov. 24, Dec. 24, Jan. .23, Feb. 22, and March 24. Juneau-Skagway Route Leaves Juneau for Pearl Har bor, Eaglo River, Yankeo Cove, Sentinel Light Sta. Eidrld 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, 16, 21, 27; Feb. 2, 8, 14, 20, 26; March 4, 10, 16. 22, and 28. ? Returning, Leaves 8kagway the Following Day at 2 a. m. WILLIS E. NOWELL, MANAGER j CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastService Sailing from Juneau for Port Slmpaon, Prince Rupert. Swanaon, Alert Bay. Vancouver ? Victoria and Seattle ? PRINCESS SOPHIA JAN. 8?22. FEB. 5 | . OrphcunCBulldlng C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. T. SPICKETT. Agt I HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. Th? AU?k? Fly?r ?). S. HUMBOLDT Th? Flyr HUMBOLDT, Sailing from Seattle About JANUARY 30TH D0CK8 AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF SoatUe OHlce, 716 Second Are. GEO. BURFORD, Agent ii 11111 m 11111111111111; i m 11111 ? ALASKA \ STEAMSHIP COMPANY | Safety, Service, Speed Tickets to Seattle, Taeetna. Victoria and Vancouver. Through ? ? > ? tleketa to San Francisco *' I! NORTHWESTERN, North Dec. 4, 24 8outh .... Dec. 11, 31 - [ I ALAMEDA, North ............. Jan. 2 South .... Jan. 10 \\ JEFFERSON, North Dec.19, 30 South .... Dec. 19, 30 ;; jj Elmer E. 8mlth Douglas Agt WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt I-I M I II I 1 II I I III II i 1 III 1 I i I 111 III I I I 111 1 I I III I 1 I I I I 1 1 1 IIAHTU I A I||\ ALLEN SHATTUCK, NORTH LAND Steamship Company john henTw * * ' Douglas Agent REGULAR FA8T 8ERVICE BETWEEN 8EATTLE AND JUNEAU S. S. AL-KI JANUARY 10 r* j. C i s i First Class $19.00 rare to oeattle second ciass $12.00 I 1 I I I I I I I I 11 I I I I I I 1111 I 1111 I I 111 II 111 1111 HI 111II11?? i ALASKA COAST CO. i For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, 1 Seldovla?SAILS FROM JUNEAU ' ' I I t ADMIRAL SAMPSON JANUARY 18 ! I ; ADMIRAL SAMPSON JANUARY 28 ; ; Right Is reserved to change steamers or sailing dates without notice. j ' S. H. Ewlng, Juneau AgenL ALASKA COAST COMPANY, 8eatt1e ? 'l^ I j I III j j 1111111111 III 111111111111111 j 11IIII ? PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. 2 I SEATTLE, TACOMA, ? Victoria Vancouver, Belllngham, Everett, Olympla, Port Tewnsend, <? ? South Belllngham, Eureka, 8anta Barbara, Mexico, 8an Francisco, i! y Anacortes, Los Angeles and 8an Diego. J | t C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. H. Brandt, G. A. P. D o t 112 Market 8treeL San Francisco. 113 James Street 8esttle JI r p cpnif ANF North Dec. 24. January 4, 15 and 26 '' r o. o. oruAAiic, South Dec 2g January 5> 16 and 27 ,, \ Right Reserved to Change Schedule. 8. HOWARD EWING, Local Agt J1 SUMMER FERRY TIME SCHEDULE STARTING MAY 26, 1913. Boat Lva. Juneau ] for Douglaa and Tread well 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. 9:30 p. m. 11:00 p. m. Leave* Treadwell for Dougla* and Juncnu 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. Leaven Douglas For Juneau 7:15 a. ra. 8:30 a. m. 9:45 a. m. 11:30 a. m. 1:30 p. m. 2:30 p. m. 3:30 p. m. 5:4E p. m. 7:00 p. m. 8:30 p. m. 10:00 p. m. 11:30 p. m. SHEEP CREEK TRIPS Lvg. Sheep Creek for TreodwelL DougUa. Juneau 7:00 a. m. 9:30 a. m. 5:30 p. m. Leaves Douglas for Sheep Creek 6:45 a. m. 9:15 a. m. 5:15 p. m. Lvs. Juneau for Sheep Creek 6:30 a. m. 9:00 a. m. 5:00 p. m. Lvs. Trcadwcll for Sheep Creek 6:50 a. m. 9:20 a. m. B5:2Q p. m. On Saturday and Wrdooday nighti 11 p. m. trip will to to Sheep Crerli. Lranng Tiradwefl (or Juneau at 11:40 p. m. Leaving Douetaa for Juneau at 11-M p. m. 11111111111111 I?I THE WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE THE ROUTE OP COMFORT, SPEED, SERVICE, SAFETY ? During the winter season of I913-U oar regular train Mrviee will be maintain*] North and < > ? South bound between Skaguay and white Horao, every Tuesday and Friday. < > WINTER STAGE 8ERVICE [ ? between White Hons and Dawaon will be in regular operation, affording our patrons the < > > maximum of Comfort and Safety. i > , The White Pass & Yukon Route will maintain an efficient freight and passenger stage eer- ,, , vice from White Horse. Yukon Territory, via Lake Kltiane, to the , , CHI8ANA GOLD FIELDS , Tnis is the only safe and sane route to the new diggings, and we will gladly answer all in- , , , quirica. Wo will also oprrate a freight service up tho White River, and carry a full line of ,, l groceries and feed at mouth of Whito River, These supplies can be obtained by prospectors ,, [ at reasonable prices. For full information apply to , , C J. El Dempsey, Traffic Manager, 612 Second Ave., Seattle. Wash. < > ? H. Wheeler, Supb, Mail Service Dept, White Horse, Y. T ' > I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I II I I I I I ? 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