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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
Telephone No. 3-7-4 JOHN W. TROY, Editor and Manager. Published by the EMPIRE PRINTING COMPANY Knlered as second-class matter November 7. 1912 at the postoOlce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Q?* year, by mall 810.00 Six months, by mall 6.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU IS ALASKA'S LARGEST CITY. THE REGISTRATION and poll books attest the claim of Juneau; that it is again the largest city In Alaska. The registration at Juneau exceeded that at Fairbanks by 51 and the number of votes cast here were IS more than at Fairbanks. This was notwithstanding that more women reg istered at Fairbanks than at Juneau.1 while there is no question but that there are more of them here than there?probably two to one. Our school population Is double that of Fairbanks. But even these figures are mislead ing. because there are many hun dreds iu Juneau who have not been here long enough to acquire voters" qualifications. If all the bona fide res idents of Juneau had been qualified; and all had registered our voting list would have exceeded 1500. Juneau has considerably more than 5.000 inhabl i tants. The pople of Ulster are by no' means unanimous in opposition to en-i tering the home rule government that is proposed to establish for Ireland. The population of the province is 1, 5M.61H) of which 50 per cent, is Pro testant and 44 per cent. Catholic. Prac tically all of the Catholics and some of the Protestants are in favor of; ties the supporters of home rule are home rule. In some of the nine coun in the majority. In fact. John Red mond. leader of the Irish Nationalists, is from Ulster and represents a Bel fast district in the British Parliament. ALASKA INDEBTED TO M'ADOO v i THE PEOPLE of Alaska owe a debt of gratitude to another member of President Wilson's cabinet, i This time it is Secretary of the Treas-1 ury McAdoo who has taken up our, cause. The^ letter which he wrote to | Delegate Wickcrsham, March 17th. calling attention to the need for $450, 000 additional money to construct a .-..tisfactorv capitol building for the Territory at Juneau shows that the Treasury Department is wide-awake | to the needs of Alaska as well as are otln r Departments at Washington. As a result of this letter, Delegate Wlck ersham introduced the bill suggested by it, March 24 th, providing the re-1 quired appropriation. That the Secre-: tarv of the Treasury called attention to the memorial of the Alaska Legis-, lature, asking for the additional ap- [ propriatioc, indicates that he, too. Isj looking toward Alaska. This memor ial had been unacted upon for nearly; a year before McAdoo took it up. The final passage of the Alaska rail-1 road bill and the coal development bills was never in doubt for a single moment after President Wilson | decided that they should be party | measures and set Secretary of the In terior Lane to work upon them. Al aska's victory was won with the elec tion of Wilson. The rest of it was a matter of detail. WHY DISTRIMINATET htARD THINKING supporters of 1 the exemption of American coastwise shipping from the payment of the Panama canal tolls ad mit that it is a ship subsidy proposi tion. Underwood admits it, so does Taft. It can be nothing more, except that it is an indirect subsidy and leaves the producer an opportunity to claim the mile for himself If shipping com petition should become more keeu than selling competition. Therefore, why give subsidies to one class of coastwise ships and deny it to others? Why should ships oper ating between New York and San Francisco have a subsidy while It is denied those operating between Se attle and Alaska or Key West and Porto Rico, or Baltimore and Maine? The introduction of the bill appro priating $450,000 additional money for the Alaska Capitol building suggests that thre are several other memor ials of the Alaska Legislature thut could very well receive attention. Probably they will, now, that the rail road bill fight is over and Delegate Wickersham has time to give to mat ters of lesser Importance than was that paramount issue. MONOPOLY FOLLOWS RATE WAR THE EMPIRE was taunted last year for suggesting, in discussing the Yukon traffic war, that trans portation rate wars seldom if ever re sult in permanent good to the public. It said that those engaged in the transportation business do not con duct business at a loss without at tempting to recoup. The result of the rate war on the Yukon last year is seen today today in the announcement of the consolidation of the warring companies. Sane competition such as is healthfully stimulating to traffic and which assures the public accomo dating service that was possible has given place to monopoly. LEGALIZING A REBATE. (New York World) THE EXEMPTION of. American coastwise ships from tolls at Panama amounts to a rebate. By the laws of the United States the granting or acceptance of rebates in the matter of interstate or foreign transportation is punishable as a mis demeanor. Congress has recently voted $35,000, 000 for the construction of a National railroad in Alaska. While less ex pensive than the enterprise at the Isthmus, the undertaking has the same relationship to the people of the canal. If the coastwise shipping monopoly is to have a rebate at Panama, how can it be denied a like favor in Alaska? The new railroad is to carry coal. Our coastwise ships must have fuel. If they are to be deadheads at the peo ple's canal, why should they not be deadheads on the people's railroad? The answer will be that the Alaska Railroad act prohibits rebates and all other forms of favcritsism. So does the Hay-Pauncefote treaty prohibit re bates and all other forms of favorit ism at Panama, and treaties are "the supreme law of the land." Who told this man Foley, of Pan ama, who seems to be boosting for a job in Alaska for the Canal Zone po lice department, that he knows any thing about the needs of the North? He made a mistake, who ever he is, when he said that we have use for gov ernment mounted policemen here. Al aska can police herself if she but be given the opportunity. The complete victory of Gen. Villa at Torreon has helped the cause of the Constitutionalists in Mexico scarcely more than the more temper ate policy that ho and Gen. Carranza [have adopted toward the vanquished. "NEW FANGLED NOTIONS" AND REVOLUTION. TWO THINGS are suggested by the | speech made by Mayor GUI to j the members of the Seattle! Chamber of Commerce rocently In f which he told them that a revolution i greater than the French revolution has j occured In the United States; that wealth Is no longer the governor of the land; that he himself, a man up on whom the mouied interests had long leaned, became a radical with many misgivings and in spite of the Tact that he had always opposed the "new fanglcd notions" only when he came to realize that the change had come to stay, whether right or wrong. The first suggestion is that ho ex plained his election us Mayor after being twice repudiated. The progres sive element of the electorate voted for him because he had become a "rad ical." The second suggestion Is that he, like many others, does not fully comprehend the significance of the revolution of which he talks. The change that has come over tho Nation has not been the acceptance of "new fangled notions." These are but incidents of tho change. The revo lution that has been accomplished has been the return of the people to pow er. As President Wilson expressed it, the people have demanded admittance to tho councils of government and have forced the grant of the demand. The revolution has come to remain. The people are in the saddle. They have and will retain the direct pri mary so that they can control their political parties. They have secured and they will retain tho direct elec tion of Senators so that they can con trol directly both branches of the Na tional Legislature. They have and they will retaiu the initiative and ref erendum in many States and they will have it in others so that they will be able to act directly for themselves in case a Legislature betrays them. They will never agaiu tolerate the ar ranging of the affairs of government ai secret caucuses of clan leaders, nor by an exchange of favors among priv ilege seekers. The masses have res cued the power of government and they will retain it. They have inject ed more democracy into the affairs of tho country. The "new fangled notion" of rogu latlng every little thing by statute Is not and has not been a part of the real revolution. In fact, many of those who have indulged In tills past time have been new Nationalists that have missed the real portent of the revolution that has been in progress. Their disposition to tako government away from the people and to center it in handpicked agents and bureaus has been one of the things that the real democrats have had to overcome in bringing about the revolution dis cussed by Mayor Gill. The Yukon Territorial Council has paused a law regulating automobile traffic. That is going some for a land made famous for dog teams and snow sholng. Yukon Territory has asked tho Do minion government for the introduc tion of reindeer into their Territory. Why the discrimination against yaks? . 1 j; Orpheum Hotel ;; ? Under new management, has , > i? first class furnished rooms; ? o steam heated, hot and cold wa- <> ? ter in each room. Bath and <> phone; up-to-date and sanitary o In every way. Rates reasonable. ** <> For a quiet and pleasant room, <? stop at the Orpheum Hotel. JI <? Permanent and Transient <> <? MRS. MARY VAN GEER Propr. <? !( Britt's PHARMACY | CANDIES, IMPERIAL AND LOW NEYS. JUST RECEIVED FRESH FROM FACTORY. I The Juneau Music House TEN THOUSAND SELECTIONS of the World's Greatest Art ists in the EDISON, VICTOR and COLUMBIA RECORDS to choose from High Grade Pianos and Player Pianos" t^m"toPsuiton Small Goods and Musical Merchandise SHEET MUSIC ALASKA'S LARGEST MUSIC HOUSE THREE STORES | THE REXALL DRUG STORE JUNEAU MUSIC HOUSE FRONT STREET DRUG STORE GUY L. SMITH, Mngr. Second and Seward Sta. 3d and D Sta, Douglas, Alaska ELMER E. SMITH, Propr. Douglas, Alaska J Telephone 289 THE GENUINE Ladles' and GeMo' First Class Cleaning, Dyeing. Repair ing and Pressing All Kinds of Kemodelinjr All Work Guaranteed 386 Front St. Juneau, Alaska ! | | McCloskeys | -i?l-l"I"l-l"l"l"I"l-.|"l-l?1?!?I ?! 1 I I !??! ?!? I 1-1 I D R. H. V A N C E ii The :: osteopath:; ?? Rooms 5 and 6 Malony Bldg. ?? ?? Consultation and Examination .. !! Free. Phone 262. '* !! Graduate American School of ** *j Osteopathy, Klrksvlfle, Mo. jj Seven years' active practice. Office hours, 9 to 12 m. 1 to 6 !! " p. m., or by appointment. jj . -I l : Ml II H 1 ! 1 1 M 1 IM I IIlT W. A. Ferguson m. 11. Kirkpatrick The Buffet Hotel Cain NINE-YEAR-OLD BONDED WHI8KEY "nothing but the best" side entrance next to ei.ks hall ???>???????????><?)>??????? MILADY'S JEWEL CASE f la her pride and delight. Especially < ? when It contains ornamenta and | J trinkets that have been chosen < > from our superb display. If you \ [ are a lever of good Jewelry, artlstl- < > cally designed and executed, comoJJ and see our exhibit. It contains1 ? gift suggestions galoro for every \ tasto and overy purse. ' ? I I QHARICKij . ^ Jeweler and < > ? ? Optician lAAAAJ > * a. h. humpheries GENERAL TRAN8FER Heavy Hauling a Specialty Phone*?Office 258, Barn* 226 Office, Valentine Bldg. + ? B. D. STEWART mining engineer* U. 8. MINERAL 8URVEYOR P. O. Box 168 ? ? ? Juneau ? :?? g. k. gilbert PLUMBING and SHEET METAL WORKS 121 Front 8L Phone 358 4 4 ; 11 I I I I I I I I I 11 I I I I I I I I I I I I II A. Benson s?prfcTsii | | Stand at Wllla' Grocery Storo ' ? ? ? Phones 4*9 or 3-8-6 ) ) ? ? ORDERS PROMPTLY EXECUTED .. - I I I I I I I I I I I I I U I I I I I I I I H | HARRY SMITH I | attorney-at-law t 5 Is at present at the Occidental Hotel. Mr. 2 y Smith will open offices shortly in tho Val- J | C W. WINSTEDT ARCHITECT SUPERINTENDENT Sketches Free Office, Room 7, Garside Block Juneau, Alaska. I THE BEST LOAF OF BREAD la 8old At o San Francisco Bakery II G. MESS12RSCHMIDT. Prop. | j Marshall & newman v Plumbing, Heating and Sheet Metal Work* JOBBING A SPECIALTY Phono 373; 139 Franklin, Cor 3rd. j 4 4| If You Want the Best? ASK FOR .?I1J lil'LL 1 ~ EPSTEYN, GILMOUR & CO. Alaska Agents ________________________ JUNEAU STEAMSHIP CO. United States Mall STEAMER GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route Leaves Juneau for Douglas, Fun ter, Hoonah, Gypsum, Tenakee, Killisr.oo, Catham and Sitka, 2 p. m. j April 5. 11, 17, 23. 23; May 6, 11, i 17, 23, 29; Juno 4, 10, 16, 22, 28. Juneau-Skagway Route Leaves Juneau for Douglas, Eagle River, Sentinel Light Station, El drid Rock Light Station, Comet, Haines, Skagway, 2 a. m., April 3, 9, 16, 21, 27; May 3, 9, 16, 21, 27; June 2, 8, 14, 20, 26. Return ing, leaves Skagway the following day at 2 a. ra. WILLIS E. NOWELL, MANAGER I I Pacific Alaska Navigation Company ALASKA PACIFIC STEAM SHIP co. y Pugot Sound-California Route/* Scattle-San Francisco, con-J^ uccting with S.S. Yalo and^ S.S. Harvard for Southern California Ports. ALA8KA COAST CO. Puget Sound-Alaska Route, from Tacoraa and, Seattle for Ketchikan, Petersburg, Ju neau, Yakutat, Katalla, Cor dova, Valdez, Ellamar, Port Wells,. LaTouche, Seward, Cook Inlet points and Kodlalr. ADMIRAL SAMP80N W., TONIGHT ADMIRAL EVAN8 8., APR. 12. Right reserved to change sailing dates without notice. B. F. Watson, Gen. AlaB. AgL H. R. Shepard & 8on, City Ticket Agents Geo. J. McCarthy, AgL Phone 217 ? i ?? ? 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111??I THE WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE THE KOUTE OF COMFORT. SPEED, SERVICE, 8AFETY . . > > During the winter ecanon of 1U13-M our regular train aorvicc will be maintained North and ? > ? ? South bound between Skaguny and white Horse, every Tueeday and Friday. ? > ;; winter 8taqe service ? ;; ? ? between White Horse and Dawson will be in regular operation, affording our patrons the ? > ? i maximum of Comfort and Safety. ? ? ) , The White Paai & Yukon Route will maintain an edlcient fieight and passenger stage ser- ] [ , , vice from White Horse, Yukon Territory, via Lake Kluane, to the , , chi8ana gold fields \ Tnis is the only safe and snne route to the sew diggings, and we will gkdly answer all in- ! ! ,, quiriea. Wo will also oprrato a freight service up the White River, sad carry a full line ot , , 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. Tralllc Maiuiger, 612 Second Ave., Seattle. Wash. i , ? > H. Whoeler, Supt,, Mail Service Dept, White Horse, T, T n i -h e mt > h 1111111111 an 11111111111111111111111 c 11 n'' CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C. Coast Service Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson, Prince Rupert. Swanaon, Alert Bay, Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY april 2?12?23; may 3 Orphcum.Buikli ig C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE j. t. spicutt. age -H-H-l-I' I-I-l-I I 11 I Mil' 1-1 111 1 If! III' |W\ ALASKA f STEAMSHIP COMPANY :: ? ? tSafety. Service, Speed. Tickets to Seattle, Tncoma. Victoria and Vaneeaver. Through * ? ? ? ttakcta to San Francisco * ? I; ALAMEIJA, North MCH 3, 23 South MCH 10, 30 ;; ;; JEFFERSON, North April 2 South April 2. - ?? MARIPOSA, North, April.2, South, April 9. ;; .. Elmor E. Smith Douglas AgL WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau AgL ?> H?I"!"l"l"l-I-I"l"l"l-M 1 !? II-1"1' I'll 1 1 ill I Ml 1 I 1 I I I I I It I H Mlllll HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. i The Alaska Flyer ?, ?, HUMBOLDT I The Alaska Flyer NORTHBOUND April 6?16?26 SOUTHBOUND April 7?17?27 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF PETTIT & HARVEY, Agents, Cheney Block, Juneau Seattle Office?716 Second Avenue a i ell B Or I* /"* Allen Shattuck, ? Agent Northland Steamship Co. ZZZ2J5Z REGULAR FAST SERVICE BETWEEN SEATTLE AND JUNEAU AL-KI, Southbound . . . April 12 FARES TO SEATTLE: First Class $19. Second Claw $12 I Tor Seattle, Prince Rupert Ketchikan, Wrangell and / Petersburg. Spokane, Mar. 31; Apr. 12 City of Seattle, Apr. 6-18 for Skagway and Haines \; Spokane, Mar. 29; Apr. 10 <? City of 8eottle, Apr. 4*16 < connects at Skaawar for i y Dawson and ali Yukon River points. <! IC0NNKCT8 AT SEATTLE FOB < ' SAN FRANCISCO, LOS ANGELES, SAN DIEGO and all California Points ;; Through tickets sold everywhere in United States and Canada . > LOW RATES? Lurnoat und finest puungar steamer* on P. C. ?UNEXCELLED SERVICE < , For full particulars apply < > H. BRANDT. G. A. P. D.. SKATflk. Wash. S. H. EWING. Ak-rat Juneau. Alaska < . RIGHTS RESERVED TO CHANGE SCHEDULES^ FERRY TIME SCHEDULE STARTING JAN. 14, 1914. Boat Lv?. Juneau for Douglaa and Trwulwoll 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. | Leaves Traadwoll for DoUKlas 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. I SHEEP CREEK TRIPS Lvs. Sheep Creek for TrcadwcJl, Doufflaa. Juneau 7:00 a. m. 1:30 p. m. 5:30 p. m. Lwi. Juneau for Sheep Creek 6:30 a. m. 1:00 p. m. 5:00 p. m. Lmtu DoagUe for Sheep Creek 6:15 a. m. 1:15 p. m. 5:15 p. m. Lve. TroadweU for Sheep Creek 6:50 a. ra. 1:20 p. m. 5:20 p. m. On Saturday and Wednwdsy nights 11 p. m. trip will go to Sheep Creek. Leaving Tread wed for Juneau at 11:40 p. m. Leaving Douglas for Juneau at 11:45 p. m. Launch "Cordelia D" FOR CHARTER Fast and Comfortable See Davis Brothers, Phone 4-5 McDonald & Hart Contractors and Builders Office at McCloskey's Cigar Store Front Street ??g The Home of Hart Scfiaffner $ Marx I CLOTHING Suits from SIS.oo to S30.oo i 1 ra???????? Alasfca-T readwell Gold Mining Go. Treadwell Alaska Copyright Hart Srtuflhcr & Mars '