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I SUNNY NIGHTS AND SNAPPY
DAYS IN ALASKA
;; [BY ALICE HARM MAN]
?I-K-H-!? Mill H1HW I I I I-M I I I11"1 -M I I-H-M Hi 1 M I I H-H
No longer does our last frontier re
Gloves left off and clothing sowed on
aro no more correct in Alaska than
Evening dress is understood when
one's invitation to a reception or ten
nis has R. S. V. P. theregn. A "Che
chako" may be startled to find, if it
is summer, that the invitatiou speci
"What an outlandish hour," he mur
mers. But, halt! Whaf is this? "A.
M.?" Oh. And then he remembers
that sunny nights are too lovely to
fritter away in mere sleep: responds
gallantly to his hostess's request for
a "reply If you please," and finds re-'
ceptions or tennis as enjoyable with
in a degree of tho Arctic Circle as1
any he ever attended within a block
or more of Columbus Circle in New
York.
And the winter nights! And the
winter gaities! No ono living in "Sew
ard's Folly" now minds the still cold.
The moonlight on the sparkling snow
the Northern Lights flaming across
the dark blue sky, tho electric lights
of the towns and the vigor of sheer
vitality?it's a Joy to be alive in.Al
aska. either in winter or summer. I
know, Ive been there. I've seen the
home life of a country popularly sup
posed to havo none; therefore. I'm
speechless!
But as there is no such thing as
a speechless woman. I would be heard
far and near. Alaska isn't a God
Forsaken. rascal - ridden country. It
isn't the "limut" of barrenness, deso
lation and painful death. Those who
shudder about and pity ATnskans make
me think of a cousin of mine whose
travels have taken her as far West
as Boston. Sho pities mc because I
live in tho West. But I don't need
my cousin's pity nor do "sourdoughs"
want anyone's pity. They want un
derstanding; not only of themselves,
but of their country- s
Did you ever stop to remember that
Henry Tuttle. or Ralph Tucker and
his wife, your old neighbors, your
"back-bone friends,"1 went to Alaska?,
They wore pretty nice folks, weren't
they? They are now. They, like it
in Alaska. They've made homos there.
They're going to stay there, because
they want to.
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Five Hundred Population; 89 Babies
As a matter of fact, women, espec
ially, live in Alaska pretty much as
they lived back home. They look af
ter their homes?pretty, comfortable;
homes; have babies (one town of 500;'
reported eight-nine babies in one']
week,) go to balls and parties; play ,
bridge, do church work or belong to I
and work in the Federation of Wo- \'
men's dubs. Nome women own their (
most attractive clubhouse (the most
northerly in the world,) with Its artis- '
tic exterior and radiant interior, where 1
the members serve tea and plan work
for the months ahead. When I was ,
there they were trying to find a way ,
to eliminate the high board fences j
and the degradation of "their sisters '
under the skin" who dwell behind 1
them. i <
, To be sure, Alaskan women com
t -outside" once In two or three year
to see mother and dad and to got th
newest Ideas along alt lines. T
workers in the various ral3slo^ aU
government eschools have a dUfcren
lite. Intolllgent, never-wearying. iy
ing?not tor me is it to give praki
, only One knows what their depriva
tions are?what their ideals and
j wilt' give the reward!
"Sourdoughs Love Alaska/
And the "sourdoughs?" The tlda
wave ot 1S?8 brought into and w ash
out ot Alaska hundreds of thousand
of men. With gord will towurd a
I one can say that those who stayec
'amid many discouragements, hac
i 4n thorn to win out.
I asked a man on Sev-ard i>0"ll''s"
why he had come there. "e>on
Some is a long, long distance !K?
Home Why had he stayed after th
first! the second, and the third beach
es had yielded their millions and n
"splendlferously" rich stride for h In
promptly followed. I sort o' wonder
ed?and he was a New 1 ork man.
?Til tell you Why I came, lie sal*
slowly, after a long silence. "I sa
one day in the inner office.of one.0
tho most carefully managed orSani .a
Hons in the world. Tho ^Olfi buM
ing was well lighted, welt-ventilate*
?In short it was a model Institution
Hundreds of yonng girls with an aver
ace wago of $5 a week as I knew-, wen
busy with their typewriters Just with
out the door near which I sat- I coul
hear someone crying hysterict >
Maggie wont crazy last Week hecaus*
she' said the list of names she hm
copied and copied for weeks dldn
mean anything/ And then, mor
poiganttv: 'I can't make them do mor*
i can't! 1 can't!'"
???Presently one ot the chiefs an
the head of the copyists's department
came In. They merely nodded to me
as I was well known.
"'What's the matter with that g
in the rest room?'" asked the Grand
VM-fhe girls have fallen down from
?>400 to 1700 a day.'" J
?? -M-m-m!' lips sucked in. - ?ee.
?' ? \nd I told Jane, who s sub-head.
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^Another long pause, which 1 did not
bC-f /; not judging." the man In Nome
on. "hut all ol . sudden ?d?
up my mind to get out of Now York.
The incident made me sick ph>
cally sick. What I get here, from
the pan. the rocker, the slu.ee bo\,
the dredge. I get direct from nature.
What man takes from the earth
Sod!" he broke ott. "1 livc lc thls
country. No slave drivers north o'
>3."
I met that same man the following
evening- Tie was immaculately clad
md carried himself much like our
beloved Augustus Thomas, an' If you
?lease. And his charming wife was
equally delightful.
? | Not very long ago the Alaska "sot
doughs" put one over on the Stat
; j as well as on the whole world. Tin
| first Legislature, without any thoug
. of flourishing trumpets, fanfare of n
| torlety, expanding chests or sp<
. lights. They did it too, without ai
0 or hikes to the capital on the part
s the beneficiaries. These men want*
(1 When the men chosen for the fir
lt legislative assembly In Alaska mot
; acquainted more as the men do wl
t go to Washington than as State i
e Territorial Legislators, because Ala
great that men can't possibly kho
ono another oven by reputation i
they can and do in the more populoi
j States. Many an Alaskan district
3{as large as a full-grown State, as 01
lj Will see by looking at a map of A
IJaska, drawn tx> scale and superimpo
t' i ed on a map of the United States.
A member from Sitka, shaklr
a hands with his colleague from Fo
a j Yukon, would be like Ben Tillmt
a greeting Nelson of Minnesota. T1
0; member from Candle, 400 miles norl
or Nome, traveled 1300 miles to y<
0 to Juneau. His miloago dld't pay h
, dog-team feed. When his duties wei
L over, it took him three months to g<
home, for he couldn't go over tho tra
j: on account of the ice breaking u
t Ho was like a Soattlo man returnin
f j from Delaware. If a member froi
. Ketchikan accepted an Invitation froi
. tho Unalaska mombcr for a week-en
j, visit during the summer, It woul
mean that his Journey from his lov
, er Inland Passage homo to tho Ale*
} tian Islands would cover more mile
. than from New York to the Englis
1 Channel and tako far, far moro tim*
. i Some distances, you will observe, an
j somo territory.
,
t HALIBUT SCHOONER
ARRIVES WITH LOAI
j Tho Roald Amundsen, a Ashing vei
I; sel of tho schoonor class, belongin
I to the Sumdum Island Stoamshlp Co
of Seattte, In command of Capt. E
I Hibbard, arrived at tho cold storag
I i wharf at 1 o'clock Sunday aftornoor
She had 14,000 pounds of halibut o
i board, only a medium catch for th
Roald Amundscu.
Captain Hibbard reports the weath
er very bad for the past week on th
fishing banks. Ho left the fish.rui
Saturday at noon off Capo Edward
and steamed into Juneau with hi
load. The Roald Amundsen is leavlnj
today for the region of Sitka.
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+ WAR SIDELIGHTS 4
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Herbert Corey writes in the Glob*
that more flrst-hand information hai
in Germany than in any other belllg
erent country. Within tho past feu
weeks ten American newspaper mei
have been at various parts of tw<
Gorman battle lines. There have, how
ever, been recent violations of confl
denco by American correspondent*
which may reduce them to a minimum
A dispatch from Berne reports ai
announcement by the WolfT Agency
(the official German news agency) thai
Germany Is to turn all the business o
Belgium, of every description, over tc
her own subjects and those of he*
ally Austria.
PARIS ? The French government
will establish a national schooi a)
which mutilated soldiers will be taughl
trades.
Touching on financial end of the
-situation, E. G. Hothorn, of New York,
well known in metal circles, and Just
Lack from Germany, said: "The most
serious question with most Germans
of consequence with whom I talked
was whether England would have
enough money left to pay tho heavy
war Indemnity which will ultimately
bo domnnded. The necessity of a ten
year and even longer marine war was
discussed by a great many of tho
strategists.
The outer forts fell under concen
trated fire of eight battleships, five
British and three Fronch. These are
accompanied by a strong force of crui
sers. torpedo boats and destroyers, as
woll as a number of submarines which
were used for tho removal of chain
cables across entrance to tho Dardan
elles.
Boston Globo correspondent at Su
walki. Russia, by wireless to Borlin
and Sayvillo describing defeat of Rus
sian force of 180,000 late last month,
says its right wing was annihilated
and 130,000 to 140,000 men havo been
kilted or wounded, tho remnants Hying
panic-stricken in all directions.
Empire want ads, work all the time.
ht
,o- _ (Continued from Pag*; 1.)
)l" tho payment or his salary offlco <
ponse. including rent, office up-ko<
stenographer, traveling expenses, ot
and tho possible payment of a d<
::;1 uty or assistant now and again
ponent, ''ll Is the idea of the 3oc
10 members of the development boa
Dr which lie believes will bo prov11 <1 i
iS' by tho next Congress, will bo ma
50 attorney:generar of the'Territory
AV Aluska, and that ho will serve on t
ia board a 1th the Governor und Si
Jtf veyor-General, making a majority
13 the board officers In the -Torritcr
ie administration. For the Legislate
ll* to pass a bill creating the office no
s* thus forestalling hia plans, would
a direct slap at the Secretary of t
18 Intorlor."
Opposes Wlckcrsham's Plans
,e It has also been suggested tb
,h tho creation of an nttomoy-gonort
at by tho Alaska legislature would
lB In direct opposition to tho plans
-J Delegate Wickorsham, whoso dov
:.t opment board blU that died with t
U last Congress provided an nttonu
gneral for Alaska and made him
tg member of tho "administrative boart
.j, tho title selected by tho Dolegato f
jn Secretory of the Interior Dane's pi
,! posed development board.
Candidates for the Job.
... In tho moantimo, however, whl
there are many diverse plans for tl
,s solection of an attorney-general", tl
), supporters of the proposition are pi
B ceedlng on the theory that one
(1 tho other of the suggested plans w
he carried out.
Four persons have been mcntloni
in connection with tho office of r
0 tornoy-Roneral. They are J. H. Col
and John Rustgard. of Juneau; Jam;
.. M. Shoup, of Sitka, and George
g Grigsby, of Nome. Moro or less a
tive campaigns arc being conducU
j' for each of them,
c J. H. Cobb nnd John Rustgard ai
, well known members of tho Junei
n bar. Mr. Cobb has been practicir
0 law hero for about 20 years, for mar
years being a member of the la
firm of Malony and Cobb. Ho
0 generally rated as one of the ablei
! lawyers,of Southeastern Alaska. H
8 has never held Important office. H
s is a native of Texas, is a Democra
, and a personal friend of Delegat
James Wickersham.
John Rustgard only recently retire
j. as United States District attorney fc
. the First Division, and opened a la
office here. Before coming to Ji
j, ncau he prnctlet-.d law several yo'ai
at Nome, and served as city attomc
and mayor of (hat city. It Is atlml
, ted, even by his enemies, that ho i
. an able lawyer. Formerly he was n
j garded as an organization RepubUQW
but ho Is said to havd'shown lnd<
. pendent tendencies of fate, thoug
1 none of them have been toward Dor
, ocracy. He Is a native of Norway, bi
has lived since boyhood in the. Uni
cd States.
, James M. Shoup is a pioneer Alai
kan. He was appointed United State
marshal for all of Alaska by Pres
j dent William McKlnlcy In 1S97, an
reappointed for the First Judicial D
vision after the division of the Tei
C ritory into several districts. Afte
, serving for a dozen years, lie wa
, succeeded by Daniel A. Sutherlant
now president of tho Se'nate. Ho spen
sovoral years In Oregon and Idaho a
ter quitting office, nnd enmo back t
" Alaska two years ago to assist in th
defense of Joseph McDonald. Ho 1
' a brother of the late Senator Goorg
L. Shoup. of Idaho, and has host
of friends all up and down the Pacii
ic coast. Ho is a Republican, and wa
born in Pennsylvania, but has live*
in Idaho and Alaska most of his life
Gcorgo B. Grigsby is prosont mayo
of Nome. He was formerly Unite*
States district attorney for the Sec
ond division. Ho is rated as an abb
lawyer, and is very popular in lib
home section. He is a Democrat, an*
recognized as a leader In the organ!
zation of tho party. His home win
in South Dakota before coming t<
Alaska. Ho is a son of Col. Molvilli
.Grigsby, formerly attorney-general o
South Dakota, colonel of the seconc
regiment of Spanish War roughrlders
and later United States district at
torney for Nome.
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Mushrooms, a world-wide product,
ore as ptentiful In Siberia as In the
tropics.
Owing to the dry. cold atmosphere,
not one Infectious disease Is known In
Greenland.
An army rifle Is today effective over
a range ot 700 yard3, whereas In 1870
the range was only 400 yards.
The salaries ol college teachers
with rank of professor range In this
1 country from $450 to $7,500 a year.
Now York City has more telephones
than Belgium, Hungary. Italy. Nether
lands, Norway and Switzerland com
bined.
In Germany one man In 213 goes to
college; in Scotland, one in 520; in
the United States, one in 2,000. and in
From 1876 to tho ond of 1914 South
Dakota has produded $185,224,000 In
gold. Crlppro Creek. Colo., to the end
'? in
gold.
as part of the p&veativf measure;'
?s:
y against the spread ot plague, taken
t. by the metropolitan police board of
l8 the city of Tokyo.
ij This Is from a card hanging in a
b- Shoflliold, Ohio, shop window: "In or
h per to have a good supply of fresh
j- meat for tho manufacture of our pies
it we kill half a cow every week."
The great fire of London in 1GG6 i
started in a ho:iso on Pudding lanei
3 and ended at Piecrust alley. Thir-i
teen thousand two hundred houses
d wcro burned, Including 89 churches.
r" The Laurentide company of Quebec,
r producors of pulp and pulpwood, Is re
3 foresting its non-agricultural cutover
lands. It is also importing reindeer
from Newfoundland to sec if they can
'? take the place of dogs in winter woods
0 work.
0 ?
3 Franco makes nearly 26,000,000 pairs
e of gloves yearly, and of those 18,000,
s 000 pairs arc exported. ^
] A recent Russian statement says 1
i. the number of prisoners taken by the
r Russians has been increased to more
1 than 60,000.
Disqualified.
?I* ?
"What have you there, son?"
"Ten beans."
"Beans? Do you mean dollars?"
"Why don't you call money by its
right name?"
"Ain't beans a good enough namcj
for money?"
"Not for you. You never plant any.
-(Atlanta Constitution.)
From the Battlefield.
During the recent fighting along the
bantu of the Alsne a man was badly
wounded. Tho ambulance corps ten
derly placed him on a stretcher.
"Take him to the hospital," said tho
man In charge.
Slowly the wounded man opened his
eyes and whispered, faintly?
"What's the matter with .the can
teen?"?(l/ondon Tit-Bits.)
Doggone it!
He Is the meanost man in town,
I speak of Mr. Black,
Who, when ho fastens his wife's
gown
Say3 things behind her back.
?(Cincinnati Enquirer.) |
ALASKA MEAT COMPANY John Reck. Mgr. ,
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
.Manufacturers of all Kinds of Sausages Our Hams and Sacon Are
Home-Smoked
ISOLD ON 55 YEARS RECORD
STYLES, SIZES AID" PRICES TO SUIT ALL
] the mn who!
is big enough
to profit by experience gets on
the smoothest.
By buying a "cheap" stove
or range you make a mistake.
By buying a Charter Oak, you r
do not make a mistake, you
save fuel, trouble and money
in the end.
Irront Dy tne experience ot those wno nave used Charter Uak y
Stoves and Ranges. |
For Sale t>v THE JUNEAU FURNITURE COMPANY
" Ttc Home FarnUHcr*" Cor. 3rd end Sewird Su.
! pi A m%AND P1AN0 PLAYERS!
| -?*- ???*- ^ ^ Edison Diamond Disc Phonographs, *
! COLUMBIA TALKING MACHINES. VICTOR VICTROIAS |
<> 15,000 RccorJi for All Machines. Sheet Mask, Small Musical Instruments A
! JUNEAU MUSIC HOUSE li
? Elmer E. Smith, Prop. THREE STORES. J. P. L. Graves, Mgr. %
? Kcxall Drug Store, Douglas. Front Street Drug Store, Douglas ^
! SPECIALS on GROCERIES 1
| ?or a few days we are offering several SPECIALS
on GROCERIES. It will pay you to come and
see us before buying elsewhere, t ft 0 / fi f
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- Il New Spring Arrivals! ?
-g IS THIS TOUR IDEA ?
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of dressing well, or is your taste more mod- :;X
est? Either way, our offerings are so va
ried, and so modish, they'll stiit your likes? :: "
and your purse! : ?'
A-Good Looter
' . i*'
They are sure good to look at and are ::J
equally as comfortable. Some mighty trim
shapes to choose from; all of exclusive fa
shions, with that touch of quality that is
recognized at a glance. ?: ;
A FINE CRAVAT
lends a touch of elegance to your dress. The ?:
Spring shapes are wide, and rich in color
ings, and we have chosen the weaves we
know will wear.
Hanan's glove fitting shoes that will
give you .the supreme degree of comfort.
| "Jocnjamindori^ct(Uotbes
: I IT WILL PAY YOU to look at
21| These New Spring Arrivals!
: IB. M. Behrends Company, Inc. |
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"BOX CANDF'
?of the better kind?LIGGETTS,
GUTH and FENWAY?
Elegant Assortment
The Reliable Rexnll Store.
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|| THE EMPIRE JOB OFFICE |
I Will Supply Your Needs I
Office Stationery
Blast
eaf Binders
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No matter how small
or how large the
Order
Well Do It
for You I
AND DO IT RIGHT |
j Empire Printing Co, Juneau, Alaska J

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