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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE'
Published by the EMPIRE PRINTING COMPANY I JOHN W. TROY, Editor and Manager. Telephone No. 3-7-4 Entered as second-class matter November 7. 1912 at the poatofflce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Q?e year, by mall 310.00 Six months, by mall 5.00 i Per month, delivered 1.00 . JURY REFORM. THE jury reform movement in the United States has been di rected toward getting the selection of jury lists out of! ?he hands of partisan officials and toward making them more nearly representative of the masses. Formerly, in most of the States, the jury lists were made up by officials who had been 1 chosen on party tickets?usually by the county sheriffs. In some' of the States the lists were made up from the tax payers. The first named method frequently made juries parts of po litical machines. The other method made them representative of the property owning class only. Frequently people here and there urge tnai an me names*! of those who voted at a previous election within the county or the district from which the jury is to be drawn should be placed on the jury list, and that the jurors should be drawn from thisj list. That method, however, has been generally discarded as im-: practicable, for the reason that there are many people who are qualified to vote who are excluded from jury service for reasons that have been deemed sufficient; or they have been given the right to claim exemption, and, usually, one who has that right ex ercises it. For instance, lawyers, doctors, ministers of the gos pel, firemen, all public officials, those who have served on a jury within the year, men over 60 years of age, and all those suffering of physical affliction that would endanger them or those whom they associate with in the jury room or jury box, or interfere with their making good jurors, are either disqualified or given the right of exemption. Now and again the names of those who have been bound over for grand jury investigation appear on the poll books. The poll books also contain the names of many persons who remove their places of residence from within the jurisdic tion of the court before the time comes to draw a jury. It would not De in tne interest oi jury reiunu nave a lot of people drawn on the jury and brought to the court house at the expense of the community only to discover that they are disqualified to serve. It would not only entail a large cost to the taxpayers but it would permit an officer of the court to pick too many jurors on an open venire. It would bring us back to the one man method of selection. To meet this situation fairly, jury reformers hit upon the plan of non-partisan jury commissioners which are required toj select lists of men who are qualified to serve as jurors sufficiently large and so completely representative of all the people that a satisfactory jury may be secured from it. They use the poll | books rather than tax lists to get names. That plan has been adopted in many states, including those of the Pacific coast. This is the plan that was adopted by Congress in preparing the Alaska law. The law requires that the list selected in this manner in Alaska must contain not less than 300 names. As it applies to the Fist Judicial Division of this Territory, two such lists are made up each year?one for the Juneau or north end of the Division, and one for the Ketchikan, or south end of the Division. That means that at least 600 names have to be I selected. When one takes into account that the total vote cast in the last Territorial election in the First Division was 1947? not 5,000?it means that a representative percentage of the vot ers must be included on the lists. It might be that the time has come that the minimum, for the north end of the Division at least, could be increased, but that is a matter of detail. The last jury list for this Division, did, as a matter of fact, it is said, con tain 360 names. 1 A 4.1.,. MAMAd rtf oil tllfl Those wno continue to urge iuai me uamco wv tors be included on the jury lists have suggested several ways of surmounting the difficulties that confront it. Some of them have been tried. For instance, (1) they suggest that the qualifica tions of a man to serve as a juror may be ascertained when he registers as a voter; (2) that juries twice as large as are needed be selected, and that a qualified jury be selected by the process of elimination; (3) that when the panel is exhausted that the names of veniremen be drawn from the jury list, and that that process be continued until a sufficient number of qualified jurors are selected. However, thus far, nearly all of the States that have taken up the matter of jury reform have followed the system of select ing a large list of qualified men by a non-partisan jury commis sion from the poll lists. There are two notable things connected with the snowing made by the Juneau City Council's financial report that should not escape attention: A progressive administration was called upon to expend only $179 for the health department and less than $500 was expended for the care of the poor. Better evidence of the healthfulness and prosperity of Juneau could not be offered. THAT FAIR EXHIBIT. IT BEHOOVES the people of Alaska to start work to secure additional funds from Congress for an adequate exhibit at the San Francisco fair. It the Federal government desires to get a fair run for the money that it is about to expend in this Territory in the construction of railroads it should not miss the chance that the Panama-Pacific Exposition affords for informing the world of the resources of the North. For that reason, if for no other, it should not be a difficult matter to get Congress to gather and maintain at San Francisco a fair exhibit of its re sources and other claims to the interest of the public. The Alas ka commission had $100,000 to use for its exhibit at Seattle. It should have more for San Francisco. That Palmer, Penrose, Pinchot Senatorial contest in Penn sylvania will occupy a great deal of the political stage this year. GLEANINGS OF THE GREAT NORTHERN EMPIRE The Newsboy quartz mine at Fair banks has been leased by the owners to the men who have been working it The lessees pay 25 per cent of the gross output as rental for the proper iy ? * * Judge Frederic E. Fuller has ap pointed Grafton Burke to be United States commissioner for the Fort Yu kon precinct The action is an after math of the recent grand Jury report which recommended the dismissal of the commissioner there. * * * Recent reports from Chisana are that provisions are soiling there at from 30 to 50 cents a pound. The White Pass and Yukon Routo is es tablishing a town on Bonanza creek, near James' discovery, vhich it is be lieved will bo a rival ot the town of ? Chisana. It is claimed that prospect- ] ors on the Canadian side are buying j goods on the American side of the ? line. ! * ? I CLASSIFIED ADV. : : * ?? ? WANTED?Active woman for all- < around work in small boarding house. Phono 432, Douglas. Corbet Boarding | House. 2-17-tf. WANTED?Lady to do neat, hand sewing, work can be done at homo. P. j 0. Box 632. Give phone number. 17tf ; WANTED?First class baker. Ap- * ply Labor Department, Alaska-Gastin- 4 eau Co. 11-4-tf 2 FOR RENT?Furished rooms and J apartments, either single or ensulte J for housekeeping. Apply at office, No. 1 1, Hogan's Flats. Phone 2-0-9. 11-11-tf 2 FOR RENT?Masquerade costumes J or suits made to order. Mrs. Schwartz- I enberg. Douglas Island. 2-9-12L j, FOR RENT?Three rooms, furnished for housekeeping; bath. Apply to: Kendrick Paint Shop. 2-17-tf. j FOR SALE?Tvfo good pool tables | and bowling alley. Enquire at the Germania saloon. 2-17-12t. FOR SALE?Restaurant, bakery and 4 butcher shop at Tenake Hot Springs at 2 a reasonable price. Apply John W. ? Blase, Tenakeo Hot Springs. 2-9-12t. j 4 FOR SALE?Cheap, for cash, the 1 Owl Cafe, 396 Front street, Long x lease, low rent, a money maker. Ap- 4 ply on premises. 2-14-6t j 4 FOR SALE OR RENT?New gas I launch, 38 x 10, with good accommo- J dations for 4 men; 20 h.p. engino. Ap- < ply "Gas Launch," Empiro office 2-5? < Eat at the Stampede. Best meal in ? the city at tho price. 2-12-tf 12 Mr. J. Sumpf is organizing a violin \ class. All those wishing instructions j leave call at Doran's drug store: also I < mandolin and guitar. 1-26-tf. ! Good board and rooms by the day, J week or month. Rates reasonable. St. ! George House, formerly the Simpson 1 hospital. 10-3-tf | Alice M. Jordison, teacher of mando- '? lin, guitar and banjo; studio 5 and 6 ! Garside building, or enquire Juneau ) Music Store. 2-4-tf. ; ROYAL FRUIT CO., SEWARD ST. Wholesale and retail fruit dealers, j Free delivery. Phone 280. 1-22-tf. J VALDEZ HAND LAUNDRY?Flan- ? nels a specialy. Goldstein Cabin, No. 2. Mrs. H. Sharts and Dan Barlow.? ' 1-19-tf. Well ventilated rooms and board at the St. George House, formerly the Simpson hospital. 10-3-tf f The Proper Time is Childhood Many ovil results come from a neglect of children* eyes at an early school age. When taken in timo it is often unnecessary to wear glasses long. We do not recommend glasses if not needed. r/<bt/fiyidon J. F. ELFSTROM Watchmaker and Jeweler With W. H. Case. All work guaranteed 111111 11 I 111 II 11 I I I I 1 I HI A. Benson &6<npSr?s i! | ' Stand at Wills' Grocery Store J J , , Phones 4*9 or 34W1 1 | > ? ORDERS PROMPTLY EXECUTED - ? II I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I 1 I ?? ?]?! 11 m 11 m m i in 111 mji I DR. H. VANCE i The i; OSTEOPATH I: '; Rooms 5 and 6 Malony Bldg. ?? Consultation and Examination .. !! Free. Phone 262. !! !! Graduate American School of I! ] I Osteopathy, Klrksville, Mo. \ Seven years' active practice. Office hours, 9 to 12 m. 1 to 5 .. p. m., or by appointment. *' ? -m 1111111111111111111111 THE WOMAN OF TA8TE * j ivlll And everything to ploase and < ? I nothing to offend her in our exhlbl-o t Lion of neclkaces, bracelets, pins, J > tiair ornaments and othor Jewelry. * ? Neither will she find our prices pro- < > tiibltlvc. We cordially Invite a vis- ] \ It and court comparison of vnriety, J J beauty, quality and cost. <? I I CHARICK;! N .J Jeweler and < ? Optician < > ??M?I III! Phono 3-8-8 Strictly Finit Claaa Juneau Construction Co. CONTRACTORS Store and oflico fixtures. Mission Furniture. Planing Mill. Wood Turning. Band Sawing. Juneau, Alaska I I 1 I I I I I II I I I II I II I I II ? The Alaska Grill:: ! I ?< The Bert Appointed Place in Town ;; ;; < Best of Everything Served 1 at Moderate Prices THE BEST LOAF OF | | BREAD ? la Sold At t \ San Francisco Bakery ? . ; G. MESSERSCHMIDT. Prop. Z* C W. WINSTEDT ARCHITECT , SUPERINTENDENT Sketche* Free Office, Room 7, Garslde Block Juneau, Alaska. ******************* i > <> < i: j" McCloskeys 11 i ? <> i > < ? : HAPPY HOME ::| : CANNED GOODS ::j ; Highest Grade Fruits and i Vegetables :; Sold by all the best grocers ; Schwabacher Bros. & Co., Inc. j ? - OAK OLSON, Representative ? ; Juneau ;; 111111 n 111 * 11111111111T ? CANADIAN PACIFIC RAII Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpnon. Princ* Victoria an PRINCESS MAQUINNA Orpheum.Buildi\g C P. R. TICK Professional Cards J. B. MARSHALL ATTORNEY-AT-LAW REAGAN & REED Attorneya-At-Law 15 Malony Bldg., Juneau j ; i Z. R. CHENEY , ATTORNEV-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau Gunnison & Robertson ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW Decker Building Juneau .... Alaska ? * A. H. HUMPHERIES GENERAL TRAN8FER Heavy Hauling a Specialty Phones?Office 258, Barns 226 Office, Valentine Bldg. j. + B. D. STEWART MINING ENGINEER U. S. MINERAL SURVEYOR P. 0. .Box 168 - ? - Juneau t * . G. K. GILBERT PLUMBING and SHEET METAL WORKS 121 Front St Phono 358 + Shampooing, Manicuring and Facial Massage at Your Home by Appointment. MISS P. WAGONER, Phone 2322 . + MARSHALL & NEWMAN \ Plumbing, Heating and j Sheet Metal Worka ' 4 JOBBING A SPECIALTY J Phone 373; 139 Franklin, Cor 3rd. < ? * < 4 * < A. J. PALMER, M.D. < Physician and Surgeon < Phone 18, Sans Soucl Bldg. < Douglas - - - - Alaska J n + < < ? < JUNEAU STEAM8HIP CO. < United 8tates Mall Steamer S. S. GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route Leaves 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. Leaves Juneau for Tyce and ! Baranotf 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, Yankee 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. j Returning, Leaves 8kagway the Following Day at 2 a. m. ? WILLIS E. NOWELL, MANAGER ? -WAY CO.-B.C.CoastService ; e Rupert. Swaniton. Alert Bey. Vancouver > d Seattle ? FEBRUARY 19 ET OFFICE J. T. SPICKETT, Aat. J H HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. j Th. Aluto Fly?r S. S. HUMBOLDT Th?Ak?k?Flyr SAILS FROM SEATTLE FEBRUARY 18 ARRIVES IN JUNEAU FEBRUARY 22 SAILS SOUTH, from Juneau FEBRUARY 23 DOCK8 AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Scattlo Ofllce. 716 8econd Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent ? ? ? I I M I t t I I I I (I it ALASKA ;i STEAMSHIP COMPANY Safety, Service, spceo iickiu ui in>u?, ticket* to San Vranclaco ~ ? ? : MARIPOSA, North FEB. 2, 23. .SOUTH FEB. 9, MAR. 2 !! JEFFERSON, North FEB. 9, 19. .South FEB. 9, FEB. 19 - ; NORTHWESTERN, Southbound FEBRUARY 20 ?? ? Elmer E. Smith Douglas Agt WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt II I 1 I 1 I I I 1 I I I I I 1 1 II I i I 1 1 III 1 I I I 1 II I 1 III 1 III I 1 I I 111 111 ' I NORTHLAND Steamship Company ALLEN SHATTULK, Agent, Office Cheney Bldg., Phone 2-4-9 JOHN HENSON Douglas Agent REGULAR FA8T 8ERVICE BETWEEN 8EATTLE AND JUNEAU S. S. AL-KI, Southbound FEBRUARY 19 C j. C nl First Class $19.00 rare to OCattlC Second Class $12.00 Pacific Alaska Navigation Company ... - ALASKA COAST CO. ALASKA PAtJIPIt sit*? SHIP CO. % Puget Sound-California Route/Jw Seattle-San Francisco, con-fR nectlng with S.S. Yale and^^ S.S. Harvard for Southern California PortB. Fuget Sound-Alaska Route, from Tacoma and Seattle for Ketchikan. Petersburg, Ju neau, Douglas, Treadwell, Ya kutat, Katalla, Cordova, Val dez, Ellamar, Port WellB, La touche, Seward, Cook Inlet points and Kodlak. Sailings from ) ADMIRAL EVANS, West rto. ? JUNEAU) ADMIRAL SAMPSON, South FEB. 17 Right reserved to change sailing dates without notice. B. F. Watson, Gen. Alas. Agt. H. R. Shepard & Son, City Ticket Agents ! PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. t! | SEATTLE, TACOMA, it > Victoria Vancouver, Belllngham, Everett, Olympla, Port Townsend, '' t South Belllngham, Eureka, 8anta Barbara, Mexico, San Francisco, <? * Anacortcs, Los Angeles and 8an Diego. \ [ t C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. H. Brandt, G. A. P. D <; * 112 Market Street, San Francisco. 113 James Street 8eatt!e !! ' Q c CPnV A wc North Feb. 8, 19, and Mar. 2. ^ ^ ? 3. o. DfUPkAINt. South Feb g 2Q and M>r 3 0 ? <> ; Right Reserved to Change Schedule. S. HOWARD EWINQ, Local Agt J J f f f f f tftff FERRY TIME SCHEDULE STARTING JAM. 14, 1914. Boat Lv?. Juneau for Douitlan and Tronilwoll 6:30 a. m. 8:00 a. m. 9:00 a. m. 11:00 a. m. 1:00 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. I/cavcn Treadwell ! for Douiflas 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. Loaves 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 Lv?. Sheep Creek for TreadwelL Douglas, Juneau 7:00 a. m. 1:30 p. m. 5:30 p. m. Lvs. Juneau for Sheep Creek , 0:30 a. m. 1:00 p. m. 5:00 p. m. Leave* DougUa for Sheep Creek 6:45 a. m. 1:15 p. m. 5:15 p. m. Lv?. Treadwcll for Sheep Creek 6:50 a. m. 1:20 p. m. 5:20 p. m. On Saturday and Wrdnoday nighu II p. m. trip will go to Sh?p Crerk. Lravbg Troadwdt for Junanu I ?I 11:40 p. m. Lrtvina DougUs for Juneau at 11:45 p. m. 1 11111111111 n 11111111111111111111111111 n 11 n 111111 ? THE WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE THE ROUTE OF COMFORT, SPEED, SERVICE, SAFETY i During the winter season of 1913-14 our regular train service will be maintained North and ? > ? South bound between Sluuruay and white Horse, every Tuesday and Friday. ? > ; WINTER STAGE SERVICE ; ; > between White Horse and Dawson will be in regular operation, affording our patrons the < > ? maximum of Comfort and Safety. > > , Tho White Pass & Yukon Route will maintain an efficient freight and passenger state ser- , , , vice from White Horse, Yukon Territory, via Lake Kluane, to the , , CHISANA GOLD FIELDS , Tnls is tho only safe and sano route to the new diggings, and we will gladly answer all in- , , , qulrios. We will also oprrato a freighl service up tho White River, and carry a full line of ,, , groceries and food at mouth of White River, These supplies can bo obtained by prospectors , > , at reasonable prices. For full information apply to , , ? J. E. Dempsey, Traffic Manager, 612 Second Ave., Seattle, Wash. < > H. Wheeler, Supt. Mail Service Dept. White Horse. Y. T > I M ! I I I II I IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHMIIIIIIIIIIIIIII =T? The Home of Hart Schaffner Marx CLOTHING Suits from S15.oo to S3Q.oo Alaska-Treadwell Gold Mining Co. Treadwell Alaska