ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
Published by the EMPIRE PRINTING COMPANY
JOHN W. TROY, Editor and Manager.
Entered u second-class matter November 7, 1912 at the postofflce at Ju
neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1879.
Q?e year, by mall ' $10.00
Six months, by mall 6.00
Per month, delivered 1.00
AN UNEXPECTED ATTACK.
THE ALASKA Juneau Empire in an able defense
of the slippery seven Senators who allowed the
use of their names in opposition to govern
ment ownership says that Delegate Wickersham is
not doing good work when he uses his office to malign
and injure the reputations of men who are striving as
earnestly as he for the advancement of the country. It
will remain for the slippery seven to explain to the
people of Alaska why they let their own personal opin
ions protrude when the interests of Alaska hang in the
balance. Their interference was not official; was'not
authorized, but was done voluntarily, and manifestly,
for a purpose. What was it? Will they please explain
We did not expect that from the Douglas News. The News
usually is truthful, capable and fair. In this instance it is not
only unfair, but it has not a shred of fact nor a foundation for
its intimations. j
The letter, which forms the basis of Delegate Wickersham's
attack on seven members of the Alaska Territorial Legislature
which is backed up by the News, makes the position of the men
attacked plain. The Alaska Legislature had memorialized Con
gress to pass the railroad bill. It became known that njen who
oppose the principle of government ownership of railroads were
opposing the bill, and it was reported that the opinion prevailed ,
at Washington that the people of Alaska were unanimously in
favor of a government owned and operated railroad. The Leg
islators did not deny that the people of Alaska favored the gov- (
ernment owned and operated railroad. They said that they be
lieved they were not in favor of the principle of government own
ership. but were for anything that would result in a railroad that ]
would open up Alaska. This letter was sent to Secretary Lane :
who already had declared himself in favor of a government
owned railroad. |,
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1empire noicis no unci xur me juc^ioiaiuiv; uvi j
for any member of it. It owes them only what every other news
paper in the Territory owes them?fair treatment, no more and .
no less. It is as much the duty of a newspaper to oppose un- <
truthful or unfair attacks upon men in public office as it is a
duty to expose those who are unfaithful to public trust. The duty <
is one that forbids the consideration of whether it makes for 1
popularity or otherwise. i
The letter which the seven attacked Senators sent to Secre
tary Lane speaks for itself, and, that it might be read again, we ]
repeat it: ?
"We are informed that it is a general opinion prevalent at
Washington that the people of Alaska are unanimously in favor i
of a Federal government owned, constructed and operated rail- [
road in Alaska.
"The majority of the people, in our opinion, are opposed to (
the PRINCIPLE OF GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP. (Note that \
the letter does not deny that the people favor a government rail- :
road in Alaska. Also note what follows.)
"It is true, however, that in order to prevent the depopula- t
tion of Alaska, we are in favor of any plan or system that will p
result in the immediate construction of trunk-line railroads in a
Alaska, as an imperative necessity to the development of our ~
vast mineral resources and extensive coal fields.
"We consider 'transportation' the key to the present situa- s
tion in Alaska." ;
The people of Alaska have too many things to do that are
really worth while to devote their time to small politics. Let us
have the facts as they are without coloring and make our de
cisions on real issues.
A GOOD AMENDMENT.
THE AMENDMENT offered to the coal leasing bill by Dele
gate James Wickersham yesterday providing that it shall
apply only to the Matanuska and Bering river fields and
that other fields should be thrown open to public entry should
be adopted. The amendment is in the interest of development'
and it is fair. The inferior lignite coal-fields of the" interior of
Alaska should be made available for the use of the public in the
most expediitious manner and inducement should be offered to
prospectors to discover more coal fields. The amendment is di
rectly in line with the administration's policy to release Alaska
from the chains which other administrations forged and fastened
upon the Territory.
It would be well to scrutinize closely the conduct of those
who are quick to attribute an unworthy motive to any one with
whom they disagree or who antagonize their purposes.
C. W. YOUNG COMPANY
Hardware, Mining & Fishing Supplies !
I Lumber and Building Materials
Now is the time to make your home
new and attractive by painting or
papering. We have several lines of
high grade paints and wall paper at
especially low prices.
Also up-to-date Furniture and Home Furnishings
Lthat will attract you
LENTEN SERVICE TONIGHT.
There will be a short Litany service
in Trinity Kplscopal church this eve- ?
nlng at 7:30. Choir practice will bo
held Immediately following at 8 o'
clock. Everyone is cordially wel
Don't work yourself to death. Spend i J
a pleasant evening with the boys at ?
Burfonl's. 2-16-tf. 1
ST. GEORGE HOUSE OPEN. |
The St. George House Is now open ?
and ready for business.
Everything new. t Good light and
well ventilated rooms. Baths, electric ?
lights and bells. Good board. )
Reasonable rates by the day, week ?
or month. lb-l-tf
J. C. HOUUHAiN, Prop. ?
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CLASSIFIED ADV. | <
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WANTED?Girl for general bouse- J
?vork. Mrs. Allen Shattuck. 2-24-tf. <
WANTED?First class baker. Ap- <
ply Labor Department, Alaska-Gastln- J
.?au Co. 11-4-tf J
FOR RENT?Furisbcd rooms and <
lpartments, eitbcr single or enfcuite <
[or housekeeping. Apply at office, No. 4
i, Hogan's Flats. Pboue 2-0-9. 11-11-tf I
FOR SALE?Small range. It's a
vonder, practicaly new. Apply Em
pire office. 2-24-tf.
FOR SALE?Two good pool tables
ind bowling alley. Enquire at tbo
Ii-rmania saloon. 2-17-12t.
Mr. J. Sumpf is organizing a violin ]
:lass. All those wishing Instructions '
eave call at Doran's drug store; also <
nandolin and guitar. 1-26-tf. J
Coffee and doughnuts, 10c, at the j
3ull Moose lunch room, 39G Front ?
itreet. 2-26-tf. !
Good board and rooms by the day, J
veek or month. Rates reasonable. St. <
Jeorge House, formerly the Simpson <
lospltal. 10-3-tf J
Alice M. Jordison, teacher of mando- J
in, guitar and banjo; studio 5 and 6 .
Jarslde building, or enquire Juneau j
ilusic Store. 2-4-tf. 1
The Jolly crowd, the good smokes, !
he pleasant play will make you hap- j
>y day by day. Play pool at Burford's ;
nd take the kinks out 6t your liver.
Line your ribs with a Bull Moose \
Itew, 25 cents. 2-26-tf. ?
FOR A GOOD MEAL, VISIT !
We serve Missouri, Pork and
Beans. Try our Chili Con Came j
Texas Style, Its delicious.
Where??124 FRONT STREET
Our regular business makes necessary the | -
having on hand of a large stock of lenses. .
Because of distance from market it la larger
than is usually carried in towns ten times the
size of Juneau.
Therefore we have exceptional facilities for
Oiling the lens prescription you brought with I
you. Also the replacing of broken lerses.
J. F. ELFSTROM
With W. 11. Cose. All work guaranteed
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is A. Benson Ibpr^s ii
| ' Stand at Wills' Grocery Store 1 1
, , Phones 4"9 or ' |
? ORDERS PROMPTLY EXECUTED ? .
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? MHI1 I I MJ jh
:: DR. H. VANCE!!
:? OSTEOPATH ii
Rooms 5 and 6 Malony Bldg.
?? Consultation and Examination ..
!! Free. Phone 262. "
I! Graduate American School of
) Osteopathy, Klrksvllle, Mo. * ?
Seven years' active practice.
Office hours, 9 to 12 m. 1 to 5 ..
" p. m., or by appointment ""
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THE WOMAN OF TASTE *
will And ovorythlng to please and<>
nothing to offend her in our oxhlbl-<>
tlon of noclkaccn, bracelets, pins,J J
hair ornaments and other Jewelry. * [
Neither will she And our prices pro- < ?
htbltlve. \Ve cordially Invite a vis- J J
it and court comparison of varloty, J [
beauty, quality and cost. < ?
i i charick!
, * Jeweler and 4 ?
? ? J ? Optician
Phono 3-8-8 Strictly Finit Cla?a
Juneau Construction Co.
Store and office fixtures. Mission
Furniture. Planing Mill. Wood
Turning. Band Sawing.
I The Alska drill ii
The Beit Appointed
Place in Town ;
; Best of Everything Served !!
at Moderate Prices
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? THE BESJ LOAF OF |
I BREAD ?
\ la Sold At
I San francisco Bakery ?
[ G. MESSERSCHMIDT, Prop. I
C W. WINSTEDT
Office, Room 7, Garside Block I]
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HAPPY HOME i:
CANNED GOODS ::
Sold by all the
Schwabacher Bros. & Co., Inc. ? j
OAK OLSON, Representative ? ?
j Professional Cards
REAGAN & REED
15 Malony Bldg., Juneau
Z. R. CHENEY
Lewie Building, Juneau
Gunnison & Robertson
Juneau .... Alaska
* A. H. HtJMPHERIES "
Heavy Hauling a Specialty
Phones?Office 258, Barns 226
Office, Valentine Bldg.
B. D. STEWART
U. 8. MINERAL SURVEYOR
P. O. Box 168 - ? - Juneau
G. K. GILBERT
SHEET METAL WORKS
121 Front 8t Phone 358
and Facial Massage
at Your Home by Appointment.
MISS P. WAGONER, Phone 2322
* MARSHALL & NEWMAN
Plumbing, Heating and
Sheet Metal Worka
JOBBING A SPECIALTY
Phono 373; 139 Franklin, Cor 3rd.
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;; A.'EIKLAND ;;
General Jobbing and Repairing 11
[ \ Estimates Free Phone 343
A. J. PALMER, M JCL
Physician and Surgeon
Phone 18, Sans 8oucl Bldg.
Douglas - - - - Alaska
JUNEAU STEAM8HIP CO.
United States Mall Steamer
S. S. GEORGIA
Loaves Juneau for Funter, Hoo
nah, Gypsum, Tenakee, Klllisnoo,
Chatham and Sitka, 2 a. m. Oct
1, 7, 13, 13. 25, 31; Nov. G. 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,
Leaves Juneau for Tyee and
Baranoff Warm SpringB, 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, Skngway, 2
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, 14, 20. 26; March 4, 10, 16,
22, and 28.
Returning, Leaves 8kagway the
Following Day at 2 a. m.
WILLIS E. NOWELL, MANAGER
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C.CoastService
Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson, Pr'nce Rupert, Swanson, Alert Pay, Vancouver
Victoria and Seattle
PRINCESS MAQUINNA MARCH 5 and 19
Orpheum Buildi ig C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J- T. SPICKETT, Agt. j
| HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO.
The Aluka Flyer ?, HUMfiOLDT I The Aluka Flyer
HUMBOLDT, Due from South MARCH 7
HUMBOLDT, Sails South MARCH 8
DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF
Seattle Oince. 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent
Safety, Service, Speed Ticket# to Seattle. Ticoma. Victoria and Vancouver. Through ?
tlakcta toSan Pranciaeo
ALAMEDA, North MCH 3, 23 South MCH 10, 30 ;;
? :: MARIPOSA, North MCH 13 South MCH 2, 20
JEFFERSON, North MCH 9, 21 South MCH 10, 22 "
? ? Elmer E. Smith Douglas Agt WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt.
4-l-I-ri"! -I-I-I-I-1. H-H-I I I'll 1 ?|..|-|..|..l..l..|..|-|..|-|..|..|-l..?. I-I 1 |..| | | 1 Ml | Mill
AirtnTUI t kin allen shattuck,
1 1 ' Douglas Agent
REGULAR FAST SERVICE BETWEEN 8EATTLE AND JUNEAU
S. S. AL-KI, Southbound MARCH 3 ?
?"? i. C J.i.1 First Class $19.00
rare to Seattle second ciass $12.00
Pacific Alaska Navigation Company
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ALASKA PACIFIC STEAM
Pugot Sound-California Route^
Seattle-San Francisco, con-:
necting with S.S. Yale and
| 8.S. Harvard for. Southern
! California Porte.
MLMOfSM V^unoi vv.
Puget Sound-Alaska Routo,
from Tacoma and Seattlo for
Ketchikan, Petersburg, Ju
neau, Douglas, Treadwell, Ya
kutat, Katalla, Cordova, Val
dez, Ellamar, Port Wells, La
touche, Seward, Cook Inlet
points and Kodlak.
u FEB. 27
Sailings from ) ?uwiinr*L
I IIUNEAU) ADMIRAL SAMPSON, West FEB. 28 I
Right reserved to change sailing dates without notice.
B. F. Watson, Gen. Alas. Agt. H. R. Shepard & Son, City Ticket Agents J
PACIFIC COAST STEAMSHIP CO. <;
SEATTLE, TACOMA, i:
< > Victoria Vancouver, Belllngham, Everett, Olympla, Port Townsend, * [
<> South Belllngham, Eureka, 8anta Barbara, Mexico, San Franclaco, '1
" Anacortes, Los Angeles and 8an Olego. o
o C. D. DUNANN, P. T. M. H. Brandt, G. A. P. D
<[ 112 Market 8treet, San Francisco. 113 James Street Seattle o
]' q o cda^ a *rp North Feb. 8, 19, and Mar. 2. <,
< - ^ ^ i>PC)K.ANt South Feb g ^ Lnd Ma(. 3
;; Right Reserved to Change 8chedule. S. HOWARD EWING, Local Agt
FERRY TIME 6CHEDULE STARTING JAN. 14, 1914. I
Hont Lvn. Juneau 1
for DoukU* and
6:80 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.
for Doutflaa and
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.
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
for Treadwell. !
Douglas, Juneau ;
7:00 a. m.
1:30 p. m.
5:30 p. m. |_
Lv8. Juneau for
_ Sheep Crock _
" G:30 a. m.
1:00 p. m.
for Sheop Creek
6:45 a. m.
1:15 p. m.
5:15 p. m.
for Sheep Ciwk
~T>:50 a. m.
1:20 p. m.
5:20 p. m.
On Saturday and Wednesday nights 11 p. m. trip will go to Sheep Geek. Learing TreadwtJl foe Juneaa
at 11:40 p. m. Leaving Douglas for Juneau at 11:45 p. m.
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THE WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE
THE ROUTE OF COMFORT. SPEED. SERVICE. SAFETY
<? During tho winter season of 1913-14 our regular train service will be maintained North and ' >
? ? South bound between Skaguay and white Hone, every Tuesday and Friday. i ?
;; winter stage service ; ;
? ? between White Horse and Dawson will be In regular operation, affording our patrons tho ? >
? i maximum of Comfort and Safoty. < >
j, , Tho White Pass & Yukon Route will maintain an ellicicnt freight and passenger stage ser- , ,
i . , vice from Whito Horse. Yukon Territory, via Lake Kluane, to the , ,
.. chisana gold fields
, , Tnis is tho only safe and sane route to tho new diggings, and we will gladly answer all in- , ,
L quirics. Wo will also oprrate a frolghl service up tho White River, and carry a full line of , ,
, , groceries and feed at mouth of Whito River, Theso supplies can bo obtained by proapectom ,,
, , at reasonable prices. For full Information apply to t< ,
I ? > J. E. Dempscy, Tratlic Manager. 612 Second Ave., Seattle. Wash. i ?
H. Wheeler, Supt. Mall Service Dept, White Horse, Y. T .
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Cop 7 rig fit Han Srhaffber & Mats
I The Home of Hart Schaffner 8 Marx
Suits from &15.oo to SSO.oo
Gold Mining Go.
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