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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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- .
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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
FOR RENT?Housekeeping rooms,
lot and cold water; apply at Bailey's
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.
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
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.
Store and office fixtures. Mission
Furniture. Planing Mill. Wood
Turning. Band Sawing.
The Alaska Grill :?
The But Appointed
Place in Town ;
;; Best of Everything Served ! I
! I at Moderate Prices ;;
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ii San francisco Bakery i:
<? a. MESSERSCHMIDT, Prop. J!
C W. W1NSTEDT
Office, Room 7, Garsfde Block
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: CANNED GOODS ::
: Highest Grade
Vegetables ? ?
Sold by all the
? Schwabacher Bros. & Co., Inc. ? j
? OAK OLSON, Representative ?
; Juneau ;;
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Good board and rooms by the day,
veok or month. Rates reasonable. 8L
leorgo House, fonnorly tho Simpson
J. B. MARSHALL
REAGAN & REED
15 Malony Bldg., Juneau
Z. R. CHENEY
Lewis Building, Juneau
Gunnison & Robertson
ATTO R N E Y8-AT-L A W
Juneau .... Alaska
H. P. CROWTHER
U. 8. Deputy Surveyor
U. 8. Mineral 8urveyor
Office?Lewis Block ?Juneau
B. D. STEWART
U. 8. MINERAL 8URVEY0R
P. O. Box 168 ? ? ? Juneau
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
G. K. GILBERT
STEAM, HOT WATER and HOT
Air Heating. Plumbing, Venti
lating and Sheet Metal Works.
Shop, Franklin St. Phone 353.
p , +
and Facial Massage
at Your Home by Appointment.
MI8S P. WAGONER, Phone 232
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JUNEAU 8TEAM8HIP CO.
United States Mall Steamer
S. S. GEORGIA
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,
Leaves Juneau for Tyee and
Baranoit Warm Springs, 2 a. m.
OcL 25. Nov. 24, Dec. 24, Jan.
.23, Feb. 22, and March 24.
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
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\ 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
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IIAHTU I A I||\ ALLEN SHATTUCK,
Steamship Company john henTw
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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
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i ALASKA COAST CO. i
For Yakutat, Katalla, Cordova, Ellamar, Valdez, Latouche, Seward, 1
Seldovla?SAILS FROM JUNEAU ' '
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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 ?
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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
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.
for Dougla* 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. 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
7:00 a. m.
9:30 a. m.
5:30 p. m.
for Sheep Creek
6:45 a. m.
9:15 a. m.
5:15 p. m.
Lvs. Juneau for
6:30 a. m.
9:00 a. m.
5:00 p. m.
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.
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 ' >
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CopjrrtjM Han Vtaffticr ft Mars S!
The Home of Hart Schaffner 8 Marx
Suits from S15.oo to S30.oo
Gold Mining Go.
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