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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG. Publisher JOHN W. TROY, Editor: Telephone No. 3-7-4 1 Entered as second-class matter November 7, 1912 at the postoillce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: year, by mall $10.00 Six months, by mall 6.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 NOT A CASE FOR PESSIMISM. COMMENTING upon the recent opinion of the Attorney-Gen eral with reference to the Alaska revenue laws, the Peters burg Progressive says: "In view of all the facts in the case, we opine that the best course for us to follow is to let the court interpret our Organic Law and should the contention ad vanced by the Attorney-General be found correct, let us return the worthless instrument to Congress with our compliments and such other explanations as may meet the situation; such as that we expect unrestricted freedom, and not the freedom of the short-chained dog." It is not that bad. The Attorney-General and the Circuit; Court of Appeals have not contracted the scope of our Territorial government at all, nor limited the powers of the Legislature so far as the subject matter for legislation is concerned. They have not said tha't the Legislature has levied any illegal taxes. They have simply said that taxes cannot be collected by Federal offi cers. If Congress does not amend the Organic Act the Legislature must provide for the collection of taxes by Territorial officers in stead of Federal. That is all. Nothing has happened that should cause anyone to change his views in regard to the merit or lack of merit of the Territorial government bill. Nothing has oc-, curred that will justify pessimism. The trophy offered by the Sons of the Revolution in Massa chusetts to the vessel of the United States Navy that shall first sink or capture a ship of the enemy in the next war should be manufactured and properly engraved at once, lest it be forgot ten before the war comes. BENEFIT FROM DEPRESSION. ONE of the leading financial papers of the East thinks it like ly that the rather stringent business conditions that ex isted in the year 1913 will prove beneficial in the long run, because they have given the people an opportunity to study their industrial and financial machinery under conditions that are most apt to disclose the deficient parts. That is probably true. It is not likely that the great cor rective measures?tariff reduction, currency reform and the "un scrambling" of the trusts?could have been brought about if the tide of business had been flooding. In other words, hard times; for a period were in store for us on account of the defects in our system, and it is a good thing that we have had our "spell"; and a still better thing that we have made use oP'the occasion to re make the outworn and defective parts of the governmental me-! chanism. THE TARIFF AND LIVING COST. MINORITY LEADER MANN of the National House of Repre- j ser.tatives the other day tried to make a point against the , new tariff bill by saying that it has not reduced the cost of living. Of course not. It has only been in force three months. < No one ever dreamed that it would immediately effect prices. It 1 has made it possible, however, for competition to reduce the cost 1 of living. At the first every man in the line, from producer to consum- . er and all those between them, will attempt to get the benefit of i the change in conditions for himself, just as he does when any- > thing occurs to change prices of any raw material or finished pro- ' duct. Finally, when competitors get down to figuring upon how low they must sell in order to get business and yet save a profit J for themselves, the consumer will benefit by the cheaper produc tion. It will take a little time for competition to do its work. Al ready manufacturers are figuring upon selling cheaper. The com petition that is being fast restored all along the line will bring those cheaper prices to the consumer in due course. The Alaskan Westward does not propose that Southeastern Alaska and the Bristol bay country shall have a monopoly of the fishing industry of the Territory. Cordova and Valdez have al ready vaulted into the herring markets, and the Westward is pro ducing halibut. The late J. P. Morgan, Senior, in discussing proposed aboli tion of the trusts, asked "how can you unscramble eggs?" Had he only lived long enough he would have learned, probably, from Morgan, Junior. Ketchikan's Commercial Club is waking up with the length ening days, and proposes to get some of the good things of a promising year for the "First City." GLEANINGS OF GREAT NORTHERN EMPIRE ? Estimates place the gold output of the Tanaaa district for the year just closed at 13.885,000. Of this it is es- < timated that Chatanika and Cieary pro duced $625,000; Ester. Eva. Ready Bul lion and Gold Hill. $450,000; Gold stream. $425,000; Hot Springs and Dome. $400,000 each; the quartz mines. $350,000: and Pedro and Fairbanks creeks. $300,000 each; Vault. Treasure and Wildcat. $175,000; and Little El dorado. $150,000. The remainder came from various other creeks. * * * Members of the crew of the Tanana and Yukon river steamer "Florence S." have libelled the vessel for $1, 174.16. which they allege to be due in wages for last summer's work. ? * ? John Dexter, who was in the Seward peninsula country in 1883, died at Nome. Nov. 8. He located perma nently in the Seward peninsula coun try in 1890. The mall contract for the West Coast of Prince of Wales Island has been awarded to J. W. Nell for $3450 a year. * * ? Andrew Anderson, of Nome, was chosen city councilman by the other members of the council to succeed former Mayor William A. Gllmore, late Republican candidate for Delegate to Congress. * * * Henry Cook, the well Snown Fair banks mining man. is operating this winter on Vault creek. He struck bed rock at a depth of 210 feet, and it is said, found good pay. He will work a large crew. ? * * George Alberts, of Bristol Bay, an Alaskan for 25 years, was married in Seattle recently to Mrs. Nellie White, widow of Capt. Michael White, who was once upon a time the owner of seven vessels and one of the best known mariners on the Pacific Coast * ? * J. C. Kinney and Jack Nelson took $4,000 from six square feet from their lay on Hammond river In tho Koyu kuk country. At the close of the sea son they had $13,000 In gold and had mined 63 square feet. The largest nug get they found was valued at a little more than $300. They were still tak ing out $100 pans, according to the Fairbanks News-Minor, when they left for Fairbanks. Bowman and Schoflcld, have a lay on the same claim, and , expect to take out $50,000 during the J winter. Tho claim Is No. 4, Ham- < mond. ? * * * A Valdez dispatch In a Seattle pa- ; per says that more than 100 teams are ? working on the trail between that city ! and Copper Center. \ ? ? ? What looks to be a new channel has ! been located in Bear creek In the Ruby j district according to Information from 1 Ruby dated December 1st. * * * Preparations are actively under way > to give the under-ground dredge of the ! Tanana Mines and Excavation company J a thorough tryout. The dredge will , be operated on the property of Mike \ Stiepovich and partners on Fairbanks ? creek. < * * * * Fishing operations at Convenient < cove have stopped completely and the 1 barge America with about a thous- J and tons of herring on board is ready < to be towed South. The season has t been only fair, about two thousand tons * of fish In all has been cured, one-half of which had been hauled south. The run of flsh has had less to do with the amount of flsh put up than the unsat isfactory condition of the market The flsh is cured exclusively for the Chi nese trade, and tho unsettled political conditions prevailing in that country < are such that business is at a stand- 1 still.?Ketchikan Miner. j NATIVES ARE GIVEN NO J CHANCE FOR IMPROVEMENT < ! James Protopapas, of the Royal J Fruit company of Juneau, recolved a < letter from George Stnthakls, Uvlng < in or near Johannesburg, containing 3 some statements that seem to throw n ] few sidelights on the troubles now pre- .< vailing in South Africa. Stathikis was < formerly a resident of Nome, Alaska. ? and worked in the quartz mines there . for Capt. Louis L. Lane. In his let- ] ter to Protopapas, also formerly of ; Nome, a request is made for a certifl- ? cate from Lane establishing his capa- 3 billties as a miner. The statement is j made that without a certificate all ap- 1 plicants are requested to work six . . months for nothing, after which they | | ire put on a small salary and this grad- ' | Kilty increased as efficiency is demon- ? itrated. The whites are put in charge 3 sf native crews, that are compelled to | work at a low wage and given no op- ? portunity for rising above that sta- . tion. 3 A LETTER FOR YOU? 3 List of letters remaining in the post- j | pfflce at Juneau, Alaska on Jan. 3, 1 1913. Parties wishing same when call- ? Ing please say advertised. Bexter, A. Blomqulst, Charles M. Coulthard, John (3 letters) Cooper Frank. Holmes, Miss Dolly. Johnson, Mrs. Advunie. Nelson, M. Norstrand, S. Payne, Miss Nettie (2 letters) Payey, Miss Nettie. Paulson, Ivar. Papp, D. Phillips, Chas. Bapl, D. Rees, M. R. R. Rosnes, Andrew. Sandro, Ronaldo. Samuels, M. D. Sell, Herr John Smith, Charlie Shields, Mrs. Mao Snuse, Wm. Watterson, Mrs. G. Weppler, Chas. E. L. HUNTER, P.M. 1 MARSHALL & NEWMAN + Plumbing, Heating and Sheet Metal Worka JOBBING A SPECIALTY Phone 373; 139 Franklin, Cor 3rd. 4 4 J. F. ELFSTROM Watchmaker and Jeweler With W. H. Cue. All work guaranteed * PETTIT and HARVEY Real Eetate bought and sold, Collections, Rents and General Auditing, and Accoutlng, Finan cial Agents. 142 Front St. '? * To 80 Proud of One's Jewelry J; ono must lie certain of Its quality."/ ? .?nd this certainty can only bo as-JI lured by purchasing the ring, pin, J J earrings, etc., from a house of roll- < ? ability. You can have. Jewels ando ornaments if they are obtained J > here. Our reputation assures that J | absolutely. < > I I CHARICKii .J Jeweler and ? ? & ? (vOptlclan ^ ^ ^ J ? Phono 3-8-8 Strictly Fint CUm Juneau Construction Co. CONTRACTORS Store and office fixtures. Mission Furniture. Planing Mill. Wood Turning. Band Sawing. Juneau, Alaska i 11111111 n 11111111116111 n The Alaska Grill !? The Beit Appointed Place in Town ; Best of Everything Served !! at Moderate Prices iiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiii THE BEST LOAF OF I BREAD > * I la 8old At o ? i * > San Francisco Bakery t \ G. MESSKRSCHMIDT, Prop. C W. WINSTEDT ARCHITECT SUPERINTENDENT Sketches Free Office, Room 7, Garslde Block Juneau, Alaska. < ? i > < ? <? McCloskeys j| ZZZZZZZZZZ^ZZZZZZ^ZZZZZZZZZZ O < ? < ? 4 ? <? 4 1 I I HI U I M I I I I M I I HAPPY HOME :: CANNED GOODS :: Highest Grade Fruits and Vegetables ;j Sold by all the best grocers : Schwabacher Bros. & Co., Inc.. ? ? OAK OLSON, Representative j Juneau . ;; ?hi him iimm tiiiniit Good board and room* by tho day, Week or month. Rates reasonable. St George House, formerly tho Simpson hosplthl. 10-3-tf Professional Cards J. B. MARSHALL ATTORNEY-AT-LAW REAGAN & REEb Attorneys-At-Law 15 Malony Bldg., Juneau Z. R. CHENEY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Gunnison & Robertson ATTORNEY8-AT-LAW Decker Building Juneau .... Alaska H. P. CROWTHER U. 8. Deputy Surveyor U. 8. Mineral 8urveyor Office ? Lewis Block ? Juneau & D. STEWART MINING ENGINEER U. 8. MINERAL 8URVEYOR P. O. Box 168 ? - ? Juneau + H Accountants and Stenographers Law Work a Specialty M. K. STRUBLE? N. PIGOTT 208 Gold 8L ? Phone 3-9-9 Agts. 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. Phono 353. 4 4 4 A Shampooing, Manicuring and Facial Massage at Your Home by Appointment. MISS P. WAGONER, Phone 232 4 4 JUNEAU STEAM8HIP CO. United 8tates Mall Steamer S. S. GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route Leavee Juneau for Funter, Hoo nah, Gypsum, Tenakee, Killlsnoo, 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. 5. 11, 17. 23, 29; Feb. 4, 10, 16, 22, 28; March 6. 12, 18, 24, and 30. LeaveB Juneau for Tyee and Baranoff Warm Springs, 2 a. m. Oct 25, Nov. 24, Dec. 24, Jan. 23, Feb. 22, and March 24. Juneau-Skagway Route Leaves Juneau for Pearl Har bor, Eagle River, Yankoe Cove, Sentinel Light Sta. Eldrld Light Sta., Comet, Haines, Skagway, 2 a. m. Oct 6, 11. 17, 23. 29; Nov. 4, 10, 16, 22, 28; Oct 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 CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastService Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson. Prince Rupert Swanaon. Alert Bar. Vancourer Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS SOPHIA JAN. 8?23, FEB. 5 Orphcum_Buiklinjr C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J- T. SPICK ETT. Agt HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. j The A lulu Flyer S. S. HUMBOLDT I The Aluka Flyer HUMBOLDT, Sailing from Seattle About JANUARY 30TH DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle OHlce. 718 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent i 1 ! I i'?? i i"i"i-i"i r i ? i i i i i i i i i ? ? i ? ALASKA ! STEAMSHIP COMPANY Safety. Service, Speed Ticket* to Seattle, Tacoma. Victoria and Vancouver. Through J ticket* to San Franclaco :: MARIPOSA North JAN. 13 SOUTH JAN. 20 :: JEFFERSON North JAN. 19, 29. .SOUTH JAN. 19, 29 !! ;; NORTHWESTERN North Jan. 23 ..SOUTH JAN. 30 *; Elmer E. Smith Douglas Agt. WILLI8 E NOWELL, Juneau Agt. \ ?H I I I I I I 111 i III I 11 I I It I III I II II 111 II II I HI I II III I I-H-+ IIAnTUI lll|\ ALLEN SHATTUCK, NO R] n L AN D Steamship Company ^ ??-son * * * Douglas Agent I REGULAR FA8T SERVICE BETWEEN 8EATTLE AND JUNEAU I f S. S. AL-KI, Southbound JANUARY 21 i 17 tC 11I First Class $19.00 rare to Seattle second ciass,....... $12.00 Pacific Alaska Navigation Company ... At A ci/ A rOA CT C.Cl I ALASKA PACIFIC STfcAM SHIP CO. \ Puget Sound-California Route/* Seattle-San Francisco, con-F necting with S.S. Yalo and\^ S.S. Harvard for Southern California Ports. Puget Sound-Alaska Route, from Tacoma and Seattle for I Ketchikan, Petersburg, Ju J neau, Douglas, Tread well, Ya kutat, Katalla, Cordova, Val dez, Ellamar, Port Wells, La touche, Seward, Cook Inlet points and Kodlak. Sailings from ) ADMIRAL SAMPSON, West ... jan. ib ana rc.o. ? JUNEAU) ADMIRAL SAMPSON, South ... JAN. 28 and FEB. 18 Right reserved to change sailing dates without notice. S. HOWARD EWING, Ix?cal AgenL i PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. )\ SEATTLE, TACOMA, :! < > Victoria Vancouver, Belllngham, Everett, Olympla, Port Tewnsend, <1 , > South Belllngham, Eureka, 8anta Barbara, Mexico, 8an Francisco, <? JJ Anacortes, Loa Angeles and 8an Diego. * \ o C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. H. Brandt, 0. A. P. D J ' J [ 112 Market 8treet, San Francisco. 113 Jsmes Street Seattle ') S c cnAvtxtr North Dec. 24. January 4, 15 and 26 '' . S. SPOKANE South Dec 25 January 5 16 and 27 ? ;; Right Reserved to Change Schedule. S. HOWARD EWINQ.'Edcar Agt J ? FERRY TIME SCHEDULE STARTING JAN. 14, 19f4. Boat Lva. Juneau ] for Doufrla* and Trcadwcll 6:30 a. m. 8:00 a. m. 9:00 a. m. 11:00 a. m. 1:00 p. m. 3:00 p. m. 6:00 p. m. 6:30 p. m. 8:00 p. m. 9:30 p. rn. 11:00 p. rn. Leave# Trcadwcll for DouitUa and Juneau 7:10 a. m. 8:25 a. m. 9:25 a. m. 11:25 a. m. 1:40 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. Leaves Douglas For Juneau 7:15 a. m. 8:30 a. m. 9:30 a. m. 11:30 a. m. 1:45 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. SHEEP CREEK TRIPS Lvu. Sheep Urcek for TrcadwelL Dour las, Juneau 7:00 a. m. 1:30 p. m. 5:30 p. m. Lva. Juneau for Sheep Creek 6:30 a. m. 1:00 p. m. 5:00 p. m. Leave* Douglas for Sheep Creek 6:45 a. m. 1:15 p. m. 5:15 p. m. Lv?. Treadwoll for Sheep Creek 6:50 a. m. 1:20 p. m. 5:20 p. m. On Saturday and Wednesday nights 11 p. tn. trip will go to Sheep Creel.. Leaving Tread well for Juneau at 11:40 p. m. Leaving Douglas for Juneau at 11:45 p. m. 111111111111111111111111111111111111 1111111 ' THE WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE THE ROUTE OF COMFORT. SPEED. SERVICE, SAFETY . . ? > < ? During the winter season of 1913-14 our regular train service will be maintained North and ? > ? ? South bound between Skaguay and white Horse, every Tuesday and Friday, ? ? ; ; WINTER 8TAGE 8ERVICE ; ; ? ? ' between White Iiorso and Dawson will be in regular operation, affording our patrons the < ? i i maximum of Comfort and Safety. < > , , Tho White Pass & Yukon Route will maintain an efficient freight and passenger stage ser- , , , , vice from White Horse, Yukon Territory, via Lake KInane, to the , , CHISANA GOLD FIELD8 ? I -.41 , , Tnls is the only safe and sano route to the new diggings, and we will gladly answer all in- , , , , quirice. Wo will also oprrato a freight service up the White River, and carry a full line of , , ,, groceries and food at mouth of White River, These supplies can be obtained by prospectors ,, , , at reasonable prices. For full Information apply to , , ? ? J. E. Dempsey, Traffic Manager, 612 Second Ave., Seattle, Wash. ? ? H. Wheeler, SupL, Mail Service Dept. White Horse. Y. T < > Ti 1111 m111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 n ' Copyrlgtu H?n Vtuffhcr It Mux Ttie Home of Hart. Scfiaffner & Marx , CLOTHING U T ' I Suits from &15.oo to SSO.oo Alasfca-Treadwell Gold Mining Go. Treadwell , S I i Alaska I I f '