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CoL \V. P. Itlchardaon, in addition
to urging that the time has arrived
v hen the Territory of Alaska should
provide itself with tile machinery for
road construction and repair work
and funds to build and work with,
calls attention to the need for a gon
of which wilt run into millions of dol
lars. and says that he will endeavor to
secure appropriations for such pur
pose. He suggests that the Alaska
Legislature act with him in the ef
fort to secure the adoption of a road
building policy by the National gov
ernment. and the appropriations to
carry it out.
Col. Rlchardeon's recommendations
are contained in a letter to Gov. J.
F. A. Strong, who yesterday transmit
ted it to the Legislature. The letter
is as foiiows:
Washington D. C.. March 13. 1915.
To Gov. J. F. A. Strong.
Juneau, Alaska:
The Legislature now in session will
no doubt give consideration to the
road problem in the Territory, and I
wish to make a few suggestions which
I would be glad to have you offer If
you think pertinent.
It setfms to me that the time has
arrived when the offices of '"Highway
Commissioner" of the Territory should
be created, to handle, among other
things, such funds as may become
available for road work from Terri
torial forces other than the Alaska
fund, and co-operate with our board.
It is hoped that the Legislature will
take the necessary steps to restore
the per capita poll tax for road work
in the Territory, aud make suitable
provisions for its expenditure. The
Board has no desire to handle funds
accruing from direct taxation of the
people. rea?izlng that there would be
in many quarters a strong sentiment
against such procedure. It is my op
inion that perhaps better results
could be obtained by our board hav
ing charge of all funds for road and
trail work; but tho sentiment of the
poopic in this matter should bo re
spected. and. looking to the future,
it Is propor that tho beginnings of a
Territorial organization tor road,
bridge and trail work should now be
made, to the end that all of this work
may in due time bo transferred to
Territorial control.
increasing demands are coming in
all the time to our board for road,
bridge and trail work?far in excess,
an you know, of our ability to meet
them with the hinds now available,
or likely to become so in the near
future. I enclose the reports of the
Board for 1913 and 1914 stating more
fully this condition. Please see pages
13-14 iu the report for 1913 and the
first page of the 1914 roport
A general plan was submitted in
1913 and an estimate of appropriation
for $750,000 for tho grat year's work,
but this never got further than the!
executive oOlcos. It passed from the
War Department to tho Interior De
partment. thence to tho Agricultural
Department, thence to the War De
partment. without action. Tho Dete
gatc during tho last session of tho J
53rd Congress introduced a bill for]
\n appropriation of $750,000. for road
brldgo and trail work In Alaska, and
this bill received favorable action
and support by the Socretary of War
but nothing was accomplished.
it scoaiH likely now that the only
money our board will be able to get
In the near future will be through the
military committees of Congress, and
it Is my Intention to try to have this
appropriation increased somewhat
next year. With the developments of
railroads, doubtless there will be some
appropriations for the construction of
roads, bridges and trails as feeders,
but this will leave a large portion of
4 1?uUWl oUnntlnn lintattfl the
\UV3tVU HiUIWUV ??*. vv.?.??v.
Legislature makes some provision?
to help out. To date the moneys de
rived trom various Territorial sources
have very nearly equalled the amount
appropriated directly by Congress,
and it would bo a good argument be
fore the committees In asking for an
Increased appropriation for "Military!
and post roads, bridges and traifs in i
Alaska," to point out that the Terri
torial Legislature was doing its share.;
As you know, I have bebn engaged j
now for ten years upon this work!
and have given careful study to the;
needs of the different districts of the j
Territory, and used every effort per-;
sonally and officially to advance the;
work, but It is Impossible to build I
roads, bridges and trails without suf-j
ficlent money. Our Board is com
pelled to answer petition after peti-:
tion with the statement that funds
are not available in tho sum required
for the desired improvement, and wo
are unable to give any promise for1
the near future in many cases.
Thoro is one other matter that 1
would like to have called to the at
tention of the Legislature?the lack
cf proper protection for roads, bridges
and trails through the Territory. Con-j
stress has enacted some provisions
looking to the protection of macadam
and plank roads, but the law is not
sufficiently comprehensive to meet
the situation in Alaska, and our board
has on several occasions found itself
unable to take measures against per
sons who have wantonly destroyed or
intcrferrcd with roads and trails. It
seems to me that some provision
should be enacted by the Legislature
in this respect, and a penalty pre
scribed for such offenses.
Yours Sincerely,
ALAB&A DAli> i r
? The following list of books glvcnj
out by the Librarian, Mrs. "Dell Z.I
I McClelland, are among tho latest con-j
> brary':
"Gentlemen of Franco," by Stanley'
J. Wolmnn; "Judith Shakespeare,"
William Black; ^'The Octupus." Frank
Norrls; "Testing of Diana Meirory,"
Mrr. Humphrey Ward; "Torchy," Se
well Ford; "Virgin Soil," Ivan Tur
genev (2 vols.)
"A-Huntlng of the Deer," Charles
Dudloy Warnor; "Living on a Little,"
; C. F. Benton; "Masters of Fate," S.
P. Shaler; "New England Girlhood,"
Lucy Larcom; "Religion and Immor
tality," G. L. Dickinson; "Sea Fight
ers from Drake to Farragut," J. D.
Young People ,
"Bear Stories," M. H. Carter, ed;
"Brown Fairy Book," Andrew Lang,
ed.;, "Dick Among tho Lumberjacks."
A. W. Dimock: "An Old Story Book,"
E. M. Tappan, ed.; "Peter Poodle. Toy
Maker to tho King," Will Bradley;
"Pled Piper of Hamelin" Robort L.
Browning; "Rab and His Friends,"
John Brown; "Rebocca Mary," A. H.
E. M. Barnes, former Juneau lawyer
who was debarred from practice for
writing the famous "Peachos and
Cream'Metter, which a jury declared
was obscene literature, has broken
Into the poetry column again In Los
Angeles. This time tho occontrlc bar
rister won'out..
The clipping about Burns la taken
from the Los Angeles Horald. Is
Verse today, (March 1) won over
prose In tho legal fight that followed
a battle between a bulldog and a
The dog-fight was a regular battle
but it had nothing on tho contest
i that wa3 staged In justtco court when
j Attorney E. M. Barnes of poetry di
vorce fame, hurled his epic Into the
camp of the opposition.
Attorney Barnes enjoys the dis
tinction of being the only mnn who
over filed a divorce actton In poetic
I language.
? ^ V
I Ltlll wnen ne was ruuuueu u.? v/ijut
Winton. owner of 'tho bulldog that
I battled with C. B. Shoulcs' Pomeran
ian pup. Attorney Barnes hurled dac
tylic iambic and several other kinds
j of poetic dynamic.
Today Justlc Brown ruled in favor
of the bulldog and the pootry and
against the poor Pomeranian.
Here's the Plaint
As Attorney Barnes sets forth in
his brief:
"Two dags one day mot on the groen.
One was a bun and one Pomorlnn."
Winton. who owned the bulldog,
was sued by Shoutes for $35, value
of the "Pom" and 7 per cent, interest
and costs.
Shoules claimed his dog was peace
able, a regular country dog with no
bad habits. Ho said Winton's bull",
a vicious city dog. attacked and kill
ed the Pomeranian.
Winton denied this. He set up the
theory of solf-dofenBe. He attacked
tho character of tho Pomeranian and
declared it a vicious brute.
? But here is Attorney Barnes' poetic
brief for Winton and the bulldog. It
tells the story.
Poetry That Won.
"Two dogs ono day met on the green
One was a bull and one Pomerlan?
The bull was trotting down the street.
The othor thought tho bull he would
Now the bull had notions of his own.
Evon though a pup and not half
And when the other commenced to
Then tho bullpup this Pomerian srow.
That's all there is about this fight.
Now, sure, sir. that's not an awful
And why take up the precious time
Of this Honorable Court and also
Tho fee I've got has long been spent;
I'm not Quite broke, but badly bent.
In justice's court I'm not often soen,
In the practice there I may be green.
In the Supreme Court in 1880
I got my sheepskin, it's old and dlrtay.
And 3lnce that time I've not heard
or read
Of getting damages for a dog that's
What market price has a dead dog?
The papers tell of a fat hog.
Or of a beef or of a chicken,
But not of a dog that's got a licking.
The markot price Is the guagj of
And In this case It's not enough
To carry costs to tho plaintiff hero,
Or buy his1 lawyer a stein of beer.
Ob, Ho, I see the nigger in the fence.
Since the lawyers mention It, thence
from thence,
Now the feos of lawyers only hit high
Times- are so hard, only a few play
tho races?
Some scent a fee with the aid of their
Then when he smelt this dead dog's
"A fee I seo. suing this soda fountain
I'll haste to Court as fast as I can?
To raise the costs I may have to soak
my watch. /
I'm a Attic afraid of this caso I" make
a botch."
And that's tho starter of this great
big suit;
What is the Best Remedy For
This is & question asked us many times
each day. The answer is
We guarantee them to bo satisfactory
to you. Sold only by us, 10 cents.
Wm. Britt, Juneau.
Elmsr E. Smith, Douglas.
Of lots of evil, nome lawyers are the
When a summons Is served, then .to!
Court we must come,
And the Board of Supervisors won't
lot us chow of gum?
And thou the trials and facts we hnvo
And then tho argumont, and I'm try
ing to do well?
And then the judgment to toil some
one whnt's to pay,
And the whole trial together took up
part of a day
Because a lawyer rustled and ho found
Now with that dog ho didn't play the
For In trying to got himself n pretty
He sued some folks who thon em
ployed mo;
And now I'm trying the Court to in
I'm trying to do it with Just my very
v host.
Chief Justico Beattle onco said to mo.
If a Court uoe9 not enjoy a littlo
To hold the Court ho isn't fit,
He had mine filed and Bald I'm glad
you wrote It.
Now I thank this Court for listening
And I'm mightly glad to bo earning
of a fee.
And the costs for sulug for a dog
that's cold and stiff,
1 ask to be assessed to this suing
The Princess Maqulnna docked ut
the Pacific Steamship Company's
wharf Inst night at 10 o'clock after an
uneventful trip from Victoria. Sho
had 80 passengers aboard, 50 of them
for Skagway. The Maqulnna brought
considerable mail and the following
passengers for Juneau:
Benjamin E. Erb, Jacob Cole, Loroy
Hnrtey, E. J. Duggnn, Fred Coyno,
Wm. Mcl.ollan. William Blbby, E.
Knowlton, Miss M. McCormlck, Al
exander Russof, Frank McCoy, Hugh
Murphy, Gustof Ericksou, Ed. Maine,
Elnar Hansson, HJalmar Johnson, Pet
er Nelson, Ansker Wick, Mr. and Mrs.
Evert Poiing, George Bowman, Del.
R. Elliff, Konstantine Vallsasaco,
Charles Sigl, Nich Nichich, Wm. Ray,
Charles Ray, Marco" Vukmanovich, Al
bert Anderson and HJarlmar Oslund.
The Priuceas Maqulnna will' arrive
southbound tomorrow morning at 7
Tho largo lot surrounding the resi
dence of William Bush on Court
House Hill is in preparation of being
made into a terraced garden of. con
siderable beauty. Flvo or six men
are working on it, making a concrete
fouudatlon fenco, covering tho bar
ren rocks with soil and otherwise giv
ing it the effect of an Italian garden.
United States Mall
Juneau-Sitka Route
Leaves Juneau lor Douglas. Fun
ter, Iloonah, Gypsum, Tenakee,
Kllllsnoo, Chatham and Sitka every
Wednesday at 12:01 a. m.
Junenu-Skagway Route
Leavoa Junoau tor DouglaB, Eagle
River, Sentinel Light Station. El
drld Rock Light Station, Comet,
Haines, Sk&gway every Sunday at
12:01 a. m. Returning, leaves
Skagway the following day at 12:02
a. in.
William Pallister, M, D.,
Spcckliat In the t-eatment of diseases
and deformities of tho cyo nnd car.
now and throat
Offlcoi; fourth Floor. Goldstein Building
Office Phono 150. Roitdcnco Phone IB1.
?N '
P(ion? 388 Strictly Pint CIus
Juneau Construction Co.
Contractors fis e and ofllco fix- ! I
, ^urca. Mission furni
tnrv. Wood turning. Band sawing.
? ? ? ?'>
125 Front 8L Phono S58
<??>??> + 4* ? ^ <??>'> *>
? Junneau Camp. No. 31, meets v
* every Tuesday night at eight ?
* o'clock, at Moose Hall. <>
*+??>?? V * * ?> V V * * * *
Snldor Wins Bowling Contest
The bowling contest at the Bruno- "
ry Loronzen and Claude Snider, the r
lrat Ave games of which were played "
Monday night, ended in the defeat of ?
Loronzen by 20 pins. Claudo Snyder, '
the winner says that it wus the hard
est contest game ho over bowled. g
Ton games were played on the two
nights, Loronzen making 173B pins,
and Snydor 1755. The highest- score
mudo by Snyder was 200 in the third
;:umc, and by Loronzen. 214 in the
olghth gamo.
Tho box -scoro la as follows:
First Series
Snyder 163 171 200 170 156? 860 g
!x>renzen.. 149 15-1 193 156 183? 835
Second Series
! Snyder 160 171 199 176 189? 895 h
Lorenzon.. 160 200 214 154 JL72? 900 1
Tito Tread well Club smoker which a
wifl bo given early in April promises .
to bo tho biggest Indoor athletic tour- ;
: namont before summer. Diroctor !
Tom MacDonald is arranging to pre- [
yent a classy boxing card, in addition ?
! to other evonts. I
Del Howard, former manger of the
Seals, claims that there never was ?
such a hard-hitting team as Joo Can- !
tilllon had with Mlnneapolins sovorar ;
years ago.
"It was risking n pitcher's life to ;
j send him in against thnt club," said .
: Howard, |
"Dusty Roads, the old American '
pitcher, used to insure his life every ^
time he faced CantilHon's squad, coni
' posed of Cravath, RoBsman, and Wil
liams and others."
"For about fifty cents he could get
$2500 worth of Insurance for that one
dayNind ho never neglocted taking It
j out. Ho figured that one of the line
j drives might kill him."
The Pacific Coast League, if it has j
a good season financially this year, ?
is expected to take the Seattle club ?
into the circuit. It Is not known what /
the eighth club will bo, but many j
persons believe Sacramento will be <
given another chance. ^
Ping Bodio staged one of his fa- 5
i inous homo runs at Paso Robtes a <
j few days ago when the bases were ^
j loaded with Seal players. That put <
: the Seals in the lead and caused his /
i former White Sox team mates pangs ^
j of regret over the fact that he Is not <
i with them. J
Nine days of thrills are promised <
1 when the 1915 Lob AngeloR rodeo be
gins -its program In the stadium at v
East Thirty-fifth street and Hooper 1
Avenue. May 1. J. R. Raloy of Pen- :i
dleton, Oregon will have charge of 1
the details of the round-up. The Bind- 1
ium will, after being improvod seat ;1
Charlie Dooin who has coached
"Shorty" Sayre, says tho Reds have c
picked up a coming pitcher In that 1
University of Pennsylvania boy.
Portland, of tho Coast League has
secured Inflolder George Stumpf, who
was with the crovoland Association ^
team last year, and before that a
member of tho Yankees under Chase
and Wolverton.
Pitcher Bill Malarkey, one time with 1
the Giants, balked on the salary of- 0
fored him by Salt Lake and was giv- r
cn his release outright. Then Oak
land, also in tho Pacific Coast league,
signed him.
Phil Bloom, Brooklyn's contender J
for the lightweight championship of 1
the world, is training faithfully in the 1
preparation for a busy campaign that
, his managed, Jack Asher, has mapped l
out for him.
Fordham, University's thick team
lost Its surost point winner In the i
weight events when It was announc- c
ed that Bob Collins, the Maroon's t
shot-putter, hail given up his specialty e
to try for a pitcher's position on the i
baseball team. s
John H. Hcndrlckson, a former Na
tional champion won the trap-shoot
ing championship for resident gun
ners of Long Island over the traps of a
i the Neponset Gun Club at Neponsct j
L. I? recently. Ho took the event .
with a total of only 85 out of a possl- j
bte 100 blue rocks. j
That Princeton football . players
must learn to think ror themselves,
and master a fow fundamentals so
that these becoming Intuitive wero .
the principles laid down by Head I
Coach Rush In a recent talk beforev ?
the members of tbo Tiger football
squad. Spring practlco will begin at
Princeton Immediately after tho Eas
tor vacation.
It sounds almost like old timos when
tho betting 'ring ,was crowded every
day of tho rnco meets over east to
hear Belmont Park, Shcepshead, Bay
and Saratoga mentioned once moro. 4
Thcro is expected to b<\ some great <
running racos at these' tracks this \
mason. About all tho difference from <
the old way will bcNn the manner of <
betting. You will bo able to loso j
your coin Just the same as of yore. i
Ritchie Has a Punch.
Although Packoy McFarlnnd claims
the distinction of being tho only whito
man to knock Freddie Wolsh off his
feet, the latter gives Will'io Ritchie
tho credit of reaching him with moro
staggering blows than any other box
<jd. Welsh ran into a right uppercut
while fighting McFnrland at Los An
geles, sending him off his feet, but
Welch wan up in an Instant and was
fighting strong again before tho round ,
vas over. Iu his bout with Ritchie
n tho same town, whllo Ritchie was ?
till a novico, Welsh was the reelp- 1
cnt of a solid right cross to tho jaw
hat shook him from head to foot,
md It was two rounds before he re- "
ovcred from the effects of the blow,
"Coming from a boy practically im
mown to the game," said Welsh re
ently, "made me all the more cau
ious. It happened In the twelfth
ound, and from then on I was forced
o extend myself,"
"MeFarland knocked mo down, but "
would rather take two of his punch- ?
s on tho Jaw than one of Ritchie's.1 j
le hit me on tho head twlco In our ?!
mndon fight either ono of which
vould have dropped me and probably
or the count had they been an Inch j
ower. At that I had to stall to tho
nd of the round In eacli case before
ay head cleared."
Ritchlo figures that ho Is just as
:ood touay as at auy time of his ca
ccr, with a heavier punch If any
hlng, whllo Welsh has lost much of
lis speed on account of his active
icss In the ring since ho won the
The mass meeting called at Kotchi
;an to nominate candidates to bo vot- |
d for at tho coming municipal clec- [
Ion named 57 candidates for coun- .
;Shnen aiitl 16 for school director, mak
ng a totaT of 73 nominations It is
aid many of them will withdraw.
O .
Jack Scbalo, the Austrian arrested !
;t Douglas a couplo of days ago by j
Jeputy Marshal Prank Bach, was)
tound over to tho grand jury yc3- !j
orday by Commissloucr John B. ^
.larshall on tho charge of giving II- J
[uor to Mary Smith, an Indian girl, j
Frank W. Young , former Juneau J
mslnessman, Is at present In Los An- -j
Rates Reasonable
Fred Marburg, manager of the Gold
iteln slioc department, left today for
'ortland, to buy stock.
Empire want ads. get results
I have ever purchased for spring
and summer wear have just ar
i rived. Come in and look them
over. F. WOLLAND. Tailor.
expert piano tunor in Alaska, Fac
tory representative for high grade
pianos.?Phone 143.
Ar: ire ;; P.O. Box 931. Juneau
tVc Continue to Bcv anj Sell
at tboOUl Stand of !h? Universal Repair
r: raggog .-n'.ket. phone r.'i 1
Concrete Chimney Blocks I
Doable-Lock- Fire-Proof- OinVc.-- C m-rete
or... 12x11 in. FtuoSxSln.
14x14 in. " 8x8 in.
Concre'e Produces Mfg. Co.
N?t to Colo's ExprtM,
1 ?? ?1 ? 1 11 I
? J
| Second Hand Furniture that looks like new %
| at second hand prices. : : : :
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'?> Second 8 Seward Sts. J. H. CANN Telephone 152
<?? v4
fOne Thousand Barrels of High Patent Fiour |
Carloads best brands of Milfc?Prices Right--Low expenses make |
Full line froah and curat meats?Government Imputed. Try our Wild Rom Lt;1
Frye-Bruhn Market
Groceries and
Men's Goods
Alaska-Gas tineau Mining Co.
r n ;: t: i n ; 111: i n 1111 m m n ;; r m m 111 m 11 m i n i i-i -
J Bay the BEST Lamps at tfie RIGHT Trice j|
X We are now able to sell "Mazda" Lamps at the following prices:
?t 40 WATT LAMPS 25c ;;
r 60 WATT LAMPS 40c ;;
I 100 WATT LAMPS 65c I!
- = X
I Alaska Electric Light and Power Co. f
111: i n n 111 n 111 n 1111 n n !? 111 n 11111 n 111 m m i i"
Doc? roar roof re
quire repairing?
We carry the bot equip
ni?it and matenah for all
Lindiof toofins.
Roofers, Clurr.bcr; and
Sheet Metal Workers
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We ve Got Iti
, i?
i Everything in the iine of Wines, Liquors, Cigars ;?
! "The Family Liquor Store"-Phone 94?Free Delivery !!
i-M-I'M-frW-M-l 1 1 111 H M M I 111 111111
When ordering BEER
insist on RAINIER PALE I
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j 1, H M-M-H-H I IIS M 1 M'M-M 111 III M III H-r 11
The Grotto Biii:
Distributors of Higb Class, Double
Stamp Wbiskcy, Wines and Cordials
Olympia and Rainier Beer ::J
i I 1 M M I I'l 1 M t -11-I?::
??iHH-H-H-H1 ?! W1MI H I'l I I MM H*
Beer 10c I
a Glass -
11 ? ? ? ?|| 'I ? i in ?i ? ii 11 mi * ''
jQiivre Bar
ee Moving Picture Show# Every
Afternoon and Evening
| r-Heidclberg Liquor Co.-J
> | ===IN'CORPORATF.D= - j
; Largest Stock Best Brands ot J \
Imported and Domestic Liquors ,?
and H'ines for Family Use. ''
Free Concert Every Evening 7 Till 12 ;;
Free Delivery. Mail Orders a Specialty. Telephone 386 3!
HALL bargain 6jg ncw
ItrtLL At$0000.00 271-2 ncrea v?,tRM
, . ranch. 250 bcarinir fruit IorKDkl- ?
allU trees, farm building*,
ni i/.ir v:' K""^1 *?;l- """? Settle.
PAY!'. u P' '''.ircMnnd IB mile* j/y h
by luphwny or Iron le
va r Jo from Seattle.
U. s. Mineral Surveyor
? U. s. Deputy Surveyor
JUNEAU ? ? alaska
Juneau Transfer Go. |
;j; PHONE 48 $ f]
Moving Carefully Done ]
:: To and From AD Boat) tt V!
fiFlrst class work at reasonable
rates ? General repairing ?
special furniture.. Estimates
Free. ? ? ? 'Phone 254
rH-H'l Mil Hll I M M-M-M-l-H
j. ..
I A ' Transfer ::
A. Benson & Express::
Stand st Wills' Grocery Store * j
C Phones <*0 or 3-8-5 ,.
I?I?I-I-I-T l-I-l-lIuH"M?)??!? lit
Third nnd Harris Street. Junes |
Newly built and newly fu rnlshed, modern In all respects, steam
heated, electric lighted, hot and cold water In every room; bath on
every floor, Including a shower bath. Sanitary conditions perfect
Dining room In connection.
t' PHONE 112 167 FRONT ST. $
Rooms new and modern, licnt, lights and hot and cold running water x
> in every room.?Free Baths. ?
Prepare for cold weather by getting a steam heated
room. Best possible rates for permanent room
er during the winter months.

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