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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
PUBLISHED BY THE EMPIRE PRINTING COMPANY JOHN W. TROY, Editor and Manager SUBSCRIPTION RATER: One year, by mall. In advance 110.00 Six months, by mall, in advance, 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 Entered as second-class matter November 7, 1912, at the postofflce at Jnnean, Alaska, under the Act of March 5. 1879. ? ? | THE SCHOOL HOUSE QUESTION f There is no question but that the only practicable solution of the school situation in Juneau is the issu ance of bonds for the purpose of securing the money with which to build a modern school house. Bankers and lawyers who have looked into the plan to get around the plain mandate of the law?that no munici pality in Alaska can contract any Indebtedness?have held that It would probably be subject to successful at tack. NO bank could make loans under such circum stances on a school building on a leased property and be conservative. No one can ask that it do so. Nor should anyone be urged to risk nrf much as would be required for this purpose. It is unfortunate that the city is compelled to go I 4,000 miles to Washington for authority to perform so simple a function, but that is the only remedy which offer itself. And there is no question but that Congress will grant the necessary authorization if prop-! erly advised in the premises. The public school is an American Institution whose appeals have never fallen on deaf ears at Washington or elsewhere in the coun try. It Is the foundation of our institutions. Upon it rests the task of making good citizens out of American boys and girls, and of assimilating the good material that has come to us in such generous numbers from other climes. The Empire has differed very widely with Dele gate Wickersham upon the question of needed legisla tion for Alaska. It believes that he should have long I ago secured laws that would have made It so that Ju neau could secure the legislation that is nn absolutely necessary condition precedent to the continued advance ment of her schools from the Territorial legislature. However, it has left sufficient faith to believe that the Delegate to Congress will give his earnest support to a proposition which lies as close to the people of Juneau as does this proposition to get a good school building for the youth of Alaska's premier city. WHEN* STATEHOOD COMES When Alaska asks for a State government in earn est. the boundaries of the proposed State should be de fined. The new State should not be burdened with the great unorganized Arctic territory. have an area that Is twice that of the State of Texas, and a dozen times that of the State of N'ew York. It Is far too large for a State, and the conditions In the different parts of it ore too different. When the time for State hood arrives, the Alaska coastal section should constl- ; tute a State, and. perhaps, there should be a further I division of the remainder of Alaska. At least, no sec tion of inhabited Alaska should be burdened with the load of the Arctic region where there are tew people and little chance for anything but costly government for many decades. The inhabited coast of Alaska would make a satisfactory State. The conditions are similar in all sections and the distance from Dutch Harbor to Ketchikan is not so great but that me eapeiteuee ?< California provides an approximate comparison of what we could expect. The Empire's answer to thoso who favor the separa tion of Southeastern Alaska from the remainder of the Territory is that it now would readily support a propo sition for the union of the First and Third Judicial Di visions and their organization Into a Territory or a State. Tho Yukon and Tanana valleys and tho Bering Bea soctlon could then be formed into Tanana Terri tory?or into Tanana and Seward Territories, or In any other manner that would please those of those sections. This suggestion is not now to The Empire. It was favored by promlnont Alaskans as early as tho last cen tury. Judge WIckersham, before he was a Delogato to Congress, said In a speech at Juneau one time that there should be several States created out of Alaska, and ho declared that Southeastern Alaska should bo ono of them. Ho even named our State for us. calling It "Sitka." The Empire's only quarrel with Delegate Wicker sham's plan to secure more powers for the Alaska Leg islature is that it does not go far enough. It Is even eminent and other things, than thnt It should have con- | trol over the schools, the finances, of the Territory and its municipalities, the levying of all tho taxes, tho cre ation of counties and the establishment of local gov- . eminent and other things than that it should have con- . trol over fish and game. Let Delegate WIckersham sc curev the elimination of all of the limitations in our or ganlc act, and none will rejoice more than Tho Em- ] pire. 1 . < "if Andrew Jackson were In the White House " [ screeches the Fatherland. "If Andrew Jackson were In the White House" about the first thing he would do would be to suppress the Fatherland. Further, such a publication as the Fatherland could not exist in any of the other great countries of tho world It Is only in a democratic government under a broadly tolerant demo cratic administration that papers like the Fatherland , arc permitted to live. Tho editors of this anti-Amerl- ( can magazine, if they like their work, should be thank- 1 ful that Wilson Is President. J Those people who are really residents of Juneau but'not yet citizens aro favored above the millions who live so far away that they can never hope to become citizens of Alaska's metropolis. PRAISE FOR RIDDER (New York World.) Contrary to popular belief Hermann Ridder was not a German, although ho was of German parentage. He was born in New oYrk City, lived here all his life, and played a highly useful and honorable part in the affairs of the community. >lr. Ridder was not a hyphenated citizen; he was an American citizen, and a fine, loyal American citizen with an unwavering devotion to American institutions. People who hold a contrary opnlon'arc wrong. Mr. Ridder was an invalid from the beginiug of the i war. and while his newspaper, the Staats-Zejtung. lias < sometimes been overzealous in its devotion to'the cause of Germany, there has been no occasion to question Mr. Kidder's own Americanism, or to doubt where he would stand in any conflict between Germany and the United States. The World has disagreed with Mr. Ridder and with i the Staats-Zeitung about most of the Issues arising from i the war, but these disagreements never affected a mu tual friendship and respect which expended over many years, and in his death we feel that New York has lost a man whom It could 111 afford to spare. The original self-government supporters in Alaska who are Wlckersham men are as scarce as hen's teeth. ' ti.? rr-?< mnjuitr .* ,uv viiKiuai self-govommcnt sup porters never had any confidence in Wlckersham?he has fought the proposition too long. ft | FATHER OF MRS. SMISER FATALLY ILL AT HOME IN COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE Mrs. James A. Smlser, wife of the j United States attorney for the First Division, received Saturday from her home in Columbia, Tenn., a cable- , gram announcing the critical condi- , tlon of her father. Major John T. Wil- : liamson. who received a paralytic stroke Wednesday. A later cablegram said he could not live over three or , four days, owing to the severity of , the stroke. , Major Williamson is 76 years old. He fought with distinction in the civ il war. Ho was prominent in Tennes see during the reconstruction period. , m a m SEWARD BOOSTS COMMISSION Tho Seward Commercial Club re cently adopted resolutions praising the Alaska Railroad Engineering Commis sion. The resolutions recited: 1. That this organization does here by give its unqualified support, ap proval and endorsement of the work prosecuted by the Alaska Engineering Commission during the last season relative to governmental railway con stfuctlon; 2. That the business-like and able management of the affairs of the Com mission, by its members, has been of such a high character as to warrant the support of all thinking citizens of Alaska, and particularly those of Sew ard, and we do hereby give and pledge our active support to such Commis sion ; 3. That the personal integrity of tho individual members of the Com mission Is such as to commend the same, and by reason of the able and faithful manner in which said mem bers have performed and tarried out their respective duties, we do hereby in recognition of such personal Integ rity emphatically' endorse the person nel of said Commission. HIGH SCHOOL PLAY WILL BE FOR A. B.'S On Saturady, January 29th, the sturents of the high school will ap pear in "The College Town," a well known comedy, which they will give for the benefit of the Arctic Brother hood building fund. The cast, which has not yet been selected, will be composed of sevon boys and eight girls who will be cho sen from all classes In the high school after a series of tryout which are to be held in the near future. The cast will be coached by Miss Lo vina E. Willson assisted by Superin tendent t,. D. Henderson. Highbrow Affair "Why has flubdub gone in lately for Ibsen and Browning?" "He's carrying on an intellectual flirtation with a college girl.-?(Louis ville Courier-Journal.) PETERSBURG CASE IS SET FOR DECEMBER 20 On a motion of Winn & Burton, at torneys for Schoenwald and Hills In Lho case of J. F. McDonald vb tho Pa cific Coast & Norway Packing Co., bankrupts, of Petersburg, the caso nas been set for trial on Dec. 20th. The matter was scheduled to come to trial In the very noar future, but has seen put further down in the calen lar In order to give time for Schodti tvnld, who is at prosent In Now York, to arrive here. Schoenwald is tho re viver In the defunct company. This, caso Is concverned with an ?arller bankruptcy proceeding of the Pacific Coast & Norway Pkng. Co., ind a marshal's salo in which U. S. Marshal H. A. Bishop sold the gas loat Bornice, belonging to the pack jany and roeclvcr Schoenwald and ing company. As trustee of the corn Hills objected to tho sale cn the ?round that they were third parties !n ownership, and asked that the sale be cancelled. Tho court refused to ?rant the request and a replevin suit urns filed against McDonald and Blsh jp. A NOTARY ?+? P. G. Funcko, of Kllllsnoo has been granted a notary's qommlsslon ac ;ording to papers filed In the ofVce >f the Secretary of Alaska. t + I BITS OF BY-PLAY (By Luke McLuke) ! ? + (Cincinnati Enquirer) A irrpat man novo" i??- nta nat I tot too small for him. A man's aim is usually mighty good j when he is throwing bouquets at him-: self. You can't get a mother who is nurs ing her first son to believe that all; men are born equal. There are a whole lot of men in the world who can afford $40 for a ( new tire who can't afford $4 for pew I rent. H * t ?> H + + ?!"!' + + <> 4-! i f +! <? QUAKER QUIPS + ' 4- + i ?+44+++++4+tt+++4 (Philadelphia Record.) Some men are born great, and some are great merely by contrast. Even the poople who believe in calling a spade a spade will some times call a man a rake. The fellow who makes hay while the sun shines isn't the one who makes a night of It. One good turn deserves another, but I unfortunately there is no such thing! as perpetual motion. i : r POINTED PARAGRAPHS | i I (Cincinnati Enquirer) Dance and Waddle are druggists at Lynchburg, Tenn.; Wallcnslck Broth ers are druggists at. Seward, Neb.; George F. Steer Is superintendent and Fred Tongue Is manager of the Arm strong Beef Packing Company at Dal las, Tex.; B. Z. Bee lives at Flem-1 mlng, 0. r J MR. MERCHANT, If I could step Into your place of business and show you how to make money, by teaching you now methods of Selling Your Goods, you would welcome both me and my advice. Would you not? Now, while you may have not thought of It, you witness every day the unquestionable Efficiency of Advertising as a means of selling merchan dise. The magazines on your library table are full of adver tising, some of which costs thousands of dollars per page. The great dally newspapers, you see every day, contain page . after page of expensive adver tising. It Must Pay x ou live in a worm 01 adver tising. You see it upon bill boards. the walls of houses, signs and placards. You see It printed on calendars, pictures, programs, purses, pencils, note books, knives, button hooks, and hundreds of other novelties. You receive It through tho malls as post cards, letters or circu lars. You see It upon drinking cups and lunch boxes, in fact thero Is nothing you .can do and no direction In which you can turn without coming In contact with advertising. The Successful Merchant Advertises? the unsuccessful merchant does not. There are no exceptions to this rule. Look about you and draw your own compari sons. Observe tho merchant who has the largest store, and tho most property In any town, he advertises. Observe tho great department stores and mall order housos. They adver tise, somo of them spending Millions of Dollars per year for advertising, without which, their business would fail in a single season. They get business out of your own com munity by advertising, which proves thet advertising would pay you if properly and syste matically done. Try It In THE EMPIRE Classified Advertisements PHV8ICIAN8 and SURGEONS. Dr. Bevla, phono 1172. 11-lC-tf) WANTED?Mlacellanoous WANTED?Position by woman as cook. Enquire 'Orpheum Hotel. ll-19tf WANTED?General housework by an experienced woman. Address M. Q. B. ll-29-3t. 8HOE MAKERS. CITY DOCK SHOE SHOP?Expert shoe maker, shoes of all kinds neatly repaired, only first class material used; work called for and dollvered, phone 294. 6m. QUICK SHOE REPAIRING?L. Teppa Expert Shoe Repairing, 174 Front Street. Complete line of men's work ing shoes. 11-4-lm AUTOMOBILE SCHOOLS JUNEAU AUTOMOBILE SCHOOL? Learn tho upkeop and care of your machine. Export Instruction on your own car by former instructor of Seat tle Automobile School. For particu lars see Collins at the Juneau Garage on WUloughby avenue. 11-27-lm Paw Knows Everything Willie?Paw what Is ail optimist? Paw?An optimist Is a man who, when he starts on a fishing trip, takes a skillet with him to fry the fish he hasn't caught, my son.?(Cincinnati Enquirer.) Suits pressed, 76c: Suits Cleaned and pressed, J2.00. THANE STEAM LAUNDRY. Classified Advertisements MONEY LOANED on personal property, diamonds, Jew elry, notes and bonds. All business g strictly confidential. J. Plant, broker t and jeweler, 64 Front SL 9-2-tf) 2 HOME HAND LAUNDRY a WANTED?By home hand laundry, p colored, gents' fine flannels and neg- 3 ligee shirts; also few bundles. Mrs. - Anna Patterson, 332 3rd, cor Gold.? ?(11-2-lm.) ROOMS FOR RENT d CLEAN. Well ventilated rooms?the li bost ir. Juneau; 25c, 25c, and 50c, at 3 the Central Rooming Hour'., Front " Strcot. tf. _ e FOR RENT?Comfortable furnish ed rooms. Also light housekeeping - rooms. St. George House, 621 E. Sixth Street. 11-9*15 FOR RENT ? Comfortably furnish ed room. Apply Mrs. Pettlngell, 340 Franklin St. 11-9-tf FOR RENT?Nicely furnished room steam heat; hot hath any time. 120.00 for one person or $25.00 for two. Ad dress P. C. Box 473. 11-6-tf. i FOR RENT ? Newly furnished housekeeping rooms $8.00 and $10.00 per month. Seavlew apartments. FOR RENT ? Unfurnished cabins. Phone 256. 24-tf. HOUSES AND FLAT8 FOR RENT i FOR RENT. 2 and 3 room furnlshet housekeeping suites; reasonable, "The cozy corner of Juneau." Cliff Apart ments, near court house. 2-1-lm FOR RENT ? 3-room flats with ^ bath. Inquire 320 Seward St. F. J. 1 Wettrlck. 10-18-tf < Sleeping rooms, 50c, one or two men J ?also housekeeping rooms, reasons- < ble, 335 Franklin St. 10,1,tf \ HOUSE for rent, Mrs. M. J. Davis tf * < FOR RENT?Piano in good condition, - address ZD Empire. 11-23-tf FOR SALE?Miscellaneous SAFE?Fire and burglar proof safe for sale cheap. In fine condition; 'good as now; on terms If you wish. ' Call and see same at Mendham ft Ostrom. 90 Front Street 9-17-tf. SAFE?Firo proof safo for sale <;henp. In first class condition. Terms If you wish. Can be seen and all In formation at W. H. Case Curio Store, Juneau, Masks. 9-lC-tf. FOR SALE ? Diamond ring, Gypsie H center, stone 1-K, 2 over half?cheap, 206 Seward Building. RESTAURANTS AND CAFES OWL CAFE oj}en day and night. Bejt meals In town. Chop Suey and Noodles, Chlneso style. 187 Front St. ' 9.9.6m 1 Best homo cooked meals at Circle 4 City Dining Room. 11-8-tf ^ OITY RESTAURANT* Chop Suey jj and Chinese Noodles, sent anywhere In the city on special order. Board , with room $1.0u per day. Phone 337. r 9-9-6m. 4 SEATTLE RESTAURANT ? Chop Suey and Chlneso Noodles sent out on special orders. Prompt, quick ser vice. Box seats for ladles. 68 Front Phone 3-4-3 9-9-6m 4 JANITOR SERVICES Day and Night Janitor service and ' window cleaning. All work promptly ! attended to. Monthly rates. Phone ' 373. J. L. GORDON, Mgr. 11-24-tf ! PLUMBING AND HEATING ! Sanitary plumbing, heating and j sheet metal work. Jobbing at reas onable prices; always to your satis faction. Carl Drellea. 114 Front St. 'Phone 2-7-3. 9-13-6m. AUTO REPAIRS. U-AUTO REPAIR and vulcanise at the Juneau Garage. We do night and day work. Wllloughby Avonne, phone 262, G. E. Collins, Propr. 9-10-6m PUBLIC STENOGRAPHERS The best work can be obtained by calling tho "REMINGTON" public stenographer. All work given careful attention. 10,7,6m JUNEAU'S PUBLIC STENOGRA pher, Mrs. E. C. Hazelton, 421 Gold stein Building. Res. 15 Cliff Apats.. Phone 209. ll-4-6m. TYPEWRITERS AND REPAIR8 TYPEWRITERS AND REPAIR8 We always advance but never re treat. Machines sold on easy terms to suit customer. REMINGTON TYPE WRITER CO. 10-7-15.. TYPEWRITER SUPPLIES We make our own typewriter sup plies. Therefore they arc the best " that money can buy. REMINGTON j TYPEWRITER CO. 19,7,6m. j DYEING AND CLEANING i YOU HAVE trfed the rest, now try the best. For French dry cleaning, steam cleaning, dyeing and pressing Capital Dye Works, phone 177. 19-ti AT A 0LANCE YOU CAN Bee that our way of pressing clothes Is the right way. If you value service, investigate. Drop In when passing, or phone us. We want you to com pare our workmanship with others. The Renovatory, Moon Bros. Phone 394. ll-l-6m. STOVESANDREPAIRS Try our stoves and heaters; see the prices. We exchange and repair any stove. 114 Front Street. Phono! 2-7-3. 9-13-6m. ! OAKERIES PEERLESS BAKERY ? Our motto: i "Quality First." Insist on Peerless Bread. It is worth the money ? 125 j Front St., phone 222. 10-l-?m How to Read # fi A Bank Report I (No. 4 of the Series) UNDIVIDED PROFITS In our former advertisements, you noted the first two forms of Capital: "Capital," the foundation fund contributed by the stock holders. "Surplus," the subsequent earnings of the bank itself. The remaining form of Capital is "Undivided Profits." In reality, this item is merely the most recent Surplus which is kept separate on the books to indicate more close ly the bank's progress. Like "Capital" and "Surplus," this item of "Undivided Profits," is a source of protection to depositors, for all three funds must be consumed before the depositors can suffer the slightest loss. In our next advertisement (Tuesday) we shall consider "Cash Means or Reserves." i ASSETS Loans and discount $290,570.67 Bonds 191.286.41 Banking House, realestate 29.510.00 Due from banks and cash on hand 235,900.23 Total $747,267.31 LIABILITIES Capital stock and surplus and undivided profits. .$107,922.87 Deposits $639,344.41 Total ? $747,267.31 The First National Bank j of Juneau, Alaska 5117 United States Depository HAROLD H. POST, Cashier. T. F. KENNEDY, President R. H. STEVENS, Asst. Cashier. JOHN RECK, Vice-Pres. Capital $50,000 Member American Bankers Surplus and Profits, $50,000 Association THE BEST EVIDENCE OF OUR CONTINUAL AND RAPID GROWTH IS THE GREAT NUMBER OF SATIS FIED CUSTOMERS WHO ARE DOING BUSINESS WITH US. / THE B. M. BEHRENDS BANK JUNEAU, ALASKA Willi innniinniniii J ^*me to Warm Up ;; ] | Winter Is here? J J 1 ? Build a'cozy fire of ? ? ' Ladysmith or C f\ A I ? South Prairie v, U f\ L ? ? They are the beet. . . J ) They make lots of heat and \ ' little cinder and ash. PHONE 48 | [ ; JUNEAU TRANSFER GO. HEATERS just received a New and Complete / Line Round Oak and Economy Heaters. We offer you an assortment of Fif I? teen Different Sty! s and Sizes. A look at our stock will convince you of their superiority. $ $ # mii Mn?, C W. YOUNG COMPANY Classified Advertisements TURKISH BATH8 , HILLSIDE BATH HOUSE?Nocd team, shower and tub baths, Turk! rnths, dry heat and steam he; 98 Front St., phono, 298. 11-18 CITY BATHS. Steam, shower, t: ,nd Turklch baths. Emma E. Burl proprietress, 329 Front Street, pho 16. IMC FA8HI0NABLE DRE8SMAKINQ All of the latest and most artlsl cslgns. Thoroughly experlen'-ed a ompetent dressmaker. Mrs. M. Hi urn, room 12, Maloney Bldg. Phoi 41. 9-HM The Empire will ma e advertlal ontracta subject to proo> of largi Iroulatlon of any newapano In Alael "All the New* All the Time." PR0FE88I0KAL. = Dr. Melville G.. Evans Room* 431-433 Goldstein Bldg. Office Phone 150 Re*. Phone 1402 William Pallister, M. D., Speciallat In the treatment of dlaeaao* and cicformltlm of the eye and ear, noae and throat Office*, hourth Floor. OokUtetn Bo lid It Office I'hone HO. GIiwct Fitted. MRS. A. D. GROVE Red Cross Graduate, Nurse Surgical Medical Ob'stcrncal Cases cared for at your home. 13d E. 8th 8t., Phone 1405 : Dr. E. H. Kaser : ?DENTIST J 1 and 3 Golditein Building , Phone 66. > Hour*. 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. MISS ALBRECHT OSTEOPATH Swedish Mysore. Mod leal Gymnastic*. Kl pert tremtmant riven In all ease* requlrln massage, diet and mechanical therapeutic Rooms410 Goldstein Building. Phone282 DE. H. VANCE 08TE0PATH 5 and 6 Malony Bldg;, phone 295 Hours 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Any Broken Spectacle Lenae duplicated and fitted (or $1.60, mado by best lense makers, no matter what you paid for your glasses originally. I. J. SHARICK Jeweler and Optician I ++*+++++++?*?++ OR. LEONARD P. DAWE8 Surgeon and Physician Office First Nat. Bk. Fldg. Hoars 10 to 12 m; 1 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Phone 2602; Res. 2603 +*+++++**+++?* OR. Q. C. MAULE Dentist Third St, Douglas, Alaska Tel. 15, Hours 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. I 1 T I 'I I 'I ') I ) TT'ITT'I 1"! I I1 I"1 I 1 ' : White & Jenne : [ DENTISTS [? Rooms 8, 9,10, Valentino Bldg. L PHONE 176 ! L Thou. H. White, Tcr. Board, License No. 9 . L Chn*. P. Jenne, Tor. Board, License No. 8 ? 1 iii i in 11 ill m in n i I'M ? -> G. K. GILBERT PLUMBING and SHEET METAL WORKS 114 8rcond St., Phone 352 BERGMANN PINING ROOM New Management-- Better Than B?er BREAKFAST 6.00 .. a. to 1 IKK) .. ?. LUNCH - - 12:00 a. m. to UOp. m. DINNER - ? 5.30 p. m. to 7i00 p. m. RATES S1.00 A DAY Bergmann Hotel Dining Room ^ FRANK GEHRIG, M???r Nu Bone Corset ~ Miss and Mrs S. Zcnoer ? JUNEAU CORSETIERES Pitting: In your own home. A perfect fit is Kuumntwl. For nppointments Phone 1i\4drcs? 288 Main Street. -> MADE IN JUNEAU Concrete Dry and Watertight Floor* and Cat ion. Concrete plain and orrjun-ntal Walla and Fence*. Concrete ribbed or travel finish ed Sidewalk* and Step*. All work guaranteed. ESTIMATES AND PLANS FREE. H. D. BOURCY, I Uo? ZU Contractor I P'jMcKannaTransfer I FREIGHT?COAL ?BAGGAGE I SADDLE HORSES FOR RENT LIt'llt and Heavy Hauling of all Kinda B Office 127-1'd'J Front St.. phone 56 g CHIMNEYS Double-Lock- Fire-Proof- Clinker- Concrete Chimney. (NOT CINDER OR COKE.) 12x12 in. Flue 0x6 In. Six** 12x14 In. " 6x8 in. 14x14 in. " 8x8 In. Concrete Products Mfg. Co. Near Electric Liifht Plant Piano Tuner GEORGE ANDERSON. Expert. Twenty yean experience. Factory representative for High Grade Pianos and Player Pianos. Address Box 991. Phone MS.