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WHO OWNS OUR SHIPS
ASKS DR. STARR JORDAN What shall we say as to "free' ships'* and the Panama Canal? If our nation has agreed to treat all ships alike, including our own. let us stand by that agreement Of vio lation of treaties we have been more than once accused. If we know what we have promised, let us stand by it. even though it seems strange that we cannot "throw our money to the birds," while every other nation is ? free to do It. i But why "throw our money to the birds?" Do "the birds" require it , or appreciate it? What claim have j coastwise steamships of the United States to use our canal at the ex pense of the American people? But these are "our ships" we say. Since when have they become "our ships?" Have the New York and London capi talists who owned them ever turned them over to us? Have they ever agreed to divide their profits with those who make great profits possi- < ble? The great enemy of democracy in privilege. To grant a concession of any sort having money value with out a corresponding return Is "priv ilege." The granting of privilege In the past Is the source of most of the great body of political evils from which the civilized world suffers to day. While declaiming against privilege, even while exalting its curtailment as the greatest of national issues to day. we start new privileges without hesitation. We throw into tke hands of an unknown group of men. to be come sooner or later a shipping trust, a vast unknown and increasing sum of money extorted by direct taxa tion from the people of this country. No accounting is asked from them; no returns for our generosity. We give them yearly, to begin with, as much as an American laborer can earn in 12,000 years; in other -words, we place at their service and at our - expense 12,000 of our worklngmcn. From our taxroil we |>usb over to them the payments each year of 30, 000 families. Ami all because these ure our ships. "Our ships;" we have here the primal fallacy of privilege, a fallacy in the impending bankrupt cy of this spendthrift world. In Europe and America taxes have doubled in the last fifteen years, and half of this extra tax has gone to build up "our ships," "our bankers," "our commerce," "our manufactur ers," "our promoters," "our defense" in nation after nation, while the "man lowest down" who bears the brunt of these '.axes is never called on to share its benefits. The ships that bear our flag In order to go through our canal at our expense are not "our ships." By very fact of free tolls, wo know them for the ships of our enemy, for the arch-ene my of democracy is privilege. DAVID STARK JORDAN. 1 PROGRESS ON SALMON CREEK DEVELOPMENT i A representative of The Empire made a trip over the Aaska-Gastineau Company's construction work at Sal mon Creek recently and noted con siderable activity. The frame work Is under way; the concrete mixer is busy and the beds are being made for the generator and water wheels. The pipe lines are laid down and rivited within about 300 feet of the penstock. The Hume was practically finished up to the dam on Tuesday night. The j saw mill has been moved about a mile and a half up the creek to the point where the old water mill stood. The mill should be in operation on its new site within the next three or four days. The lower dam is under construc tion. At this point the water will be diverted from the creek channel and | carried through the flume a distance of two miles at a grade of about 13 feet to the mile, furnishing water at the penstock to a pipe line with a 300-foot head. This flume is 6 feet wide by four feet high and will carry approximate ly 3,000 miners' inches of water. Pine living quarters have been established in new buildings at the lower dam site and a large force is housed and cared for at this point. The old mill camp has still a few teuants. and quite a large force is maintained at the tide water camp where the power house is under con struction. Work Is also carried along systematically at the upper dam site where a small force is maintained. Everything seems to be moving along in good order and work will continue until there is more evidence of coming winter than now prevails. MOSCOW PREPARES FOR HOLY WAR Moscow prepares for the holy war against Turkey. Thousands of young girls, sanitary students, etc.. have pe titioned to be sent down to the Bal kans to help the Slavs. They are hurriedly organizing, and they mean to start as soon as money and band ages are ready. Rich merchants sub scribe freely toward their expenses. Circassian students are forming volunteer corps to march into Mace donia and are liberally supported by the townspeople. Great excitement prevails and the whole city looks forward to the Balkan war. Many hundreds of young Russians have applied for leave to Join the Macedonian Christian bands organ ized by the famous Bulgar Sandalsky, who defied the Turks In Macedonia for over twenty years. Three years ago he capitulated to the Young Turks when they promised autonomy for Christian subjects. He now says his promise loses its force, and he has collected 10,000 insurgents within three days. He has arms for 20,000 more. They were smuggled across the Bulgarian frontier. WINGS FOR SHIPS MAY PREVENT THEIR SINKING Pellico Portello, Brazilian, proposes > < to save sinking ships by means of rubber wings. His invention is on ex hibition in Paris. 1 The idea is not to make a vessel fly but merely to keep it afloat after It has been bit by an iceberg, for in < stance, as is in the Titanic's tragic i predicament. : 1 Portello's idea is that every ship j should be equipped with a lifebelt of rubber wings, or sacks, stretching around the craft. These wings, he says, could be filled with air by means : }f special pumps at almost a minute's warning. The "wings," he asserts, would cost comparatively little, and, uninflated, would be scarcely notice able or encumber the ship at all. No steamship or other vessel thus equipped, it is declared by Portello, could sink except in a leisurely way, allowing the passengers and crew am ple time to escape in the small boats and rafts. Naval expei's express interest 'u the young Brazilian's model, but have made no pronouncement as to its feasibility. NOW GROWS SEEDLESS PRUNES Dietsch Had Been Experimenting for Seven Years. KALAMA, Wash. ? After seven years of experimenting a seedless prune has been produced by Carl Dietsch, a fruit grower near Kalama. He has a tree that bore a bushel and a half of the new fruit, which ripen ed well. This prune contains a pel let about as large as a grain of wheat. The fruit is about three-fourths of an inch in diameter and two inches long. It is of excellent flavor. TO STUDY THE WAK Gen. McCleruan. CoL Parker,Lieut Col. Dlckman and Major Carter, the commission of American army offi cers sent to Europe to study mill tary methods, have returned from St Petersburg and are now in Berlin It is said that in Russia the feeling against America on account of the Jewish passport and treaty renuncia tion questions prevented them get ting as deep an insight as the) wished into Russia army methods. The Daily Empire delivered in Ju neau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.0C a month. SAVES HOMt ur FRENCH DRAMA A committee organized to raise money to buy the house in Paris in which was born Plerro Corneille, the father of the French drama, was in despair about obtaining money < enough, when J. Pierepont .Morgan 4 offered to complete the needed sum. . This graceful act has greatly on- . hanced his popularity in France. j WAY TO AVOID RUDE J ENGLISH CHANNEL WAVES, j A company has been formed In j France for regular passenger hydro- j plane service across the English -i Channel between Calais or Boulogne j and Folkestone or Dover. Appllca- ] tion has been made to the English 3 authorities for the necessary permits. J WANTED?Girl for general house- d work in small family. Telephone ? 9-0-2, Juneau. j LOST?Large gold breast pin. Na- J live design of raven. Return to j Chas Goldstein's store. Four dollars - reward. ?) SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION. 1 Case No. 940-A. J In the District Court for the District j of Alaska, Division No. 1, at Juneau. j First National Bank of Juneau. Plain- ^ tiff, vs. Ellen G. Bach. Frank Bach, North west Rubber Company, Schwabach cr Bros. & Co., Inc., defendants. To the NORTHWEST RUBBER COMPANY and SCHWABACHER BROS. & CO., Inc., defendants, GREETING: In the name of the United States of America and pursuant to an order of the above entitled Court in the above entitled cause made on the 5th day of November, 1912, you and each of you are hereby commanded to be and appear in the above entitled court holden at Juneau. In said Division, in said Territory, and answer the com plaint tiled against you in the above entitled action within thirty days from the date of the last publication ? hereof: and if you fail so to appear and answer for want thereof the plaintiff will apply to the Court for and the Court will grant the relief demanded In said complaint, to-wlt: Judgment on a promissory note ) against Frank Bach, In the sum of < one thousaud dollars ($1,000.00), ' with interest thereon at the rate of ] twelve per cent (12 per cent) per <1 annum, from the 24th day of May, ' 1909; one hundred dollars ($100.00) ] attorney's fees; together with its costs and disbursementn herein in- ? curred; further for a decree foreclos ing a certain mortgage upon certain property situate in Douglas, Alaska, against all the defendants herein. IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the above entitled court this 5th day of November, 1912. E. W. PETT1T, Clerk. First publication, November 5, 1912. Last publication December 17; 1912. SPECIAL TERM OF COURT. , In the District Court for the District of Alaska, Division No. 1, At Juneau. In the Matter of Calling a Special December, 1912, Term of Court at Juneau. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an order of the Honorable Thomas R. Lyons, District Judge for . the District of Alaska, Division No. 1, made on the 4th day of November, 1912, at Juneau, Alaska, a SPECIAL ; TERM of the DISTRICT COURT will be holden at the United States Court ! House at Juneau. Alaska, beginning ? on Monday, the NINTH DAY OF DE . CEMBER, 1912, at the hour of ten , o'clock in the forenon of said day. E. W. PETTIT. Clerk of the District Court for the District of Alaska, Division No. 1. . Dated and published at Juneau, Alaska, this 5th day of November, A. D. 1912. First National Bank OF JUNEAU CAPITAL $50,000 SURPLUS $10,000 UNDIVIDED PROFITS $15,000 DEPOSITS OVER $400,000 Complete facilities for the transaction of any banking bunincHB. OFFICERS T. P. KENNEDY, Pres. JOHN RECK. Vice-Pros. A. A. GABBS, Cashier DIRECTORS F. W. BRADLEY E. P. KENNEDY GEO. F. MILLER T. F. KENNEDY JOHN RECK P. H. FOX A. A. GABBS M. J. O'CONNOR -aaaaaaaaa^i 'VT*VTT j , THE BEST LOAF OF <? BREAD :: In Alaska <? Is Sold At o San Francisco Bakery ?? Q. MESSEHSCHMILDT, Prop. " R. W. JENNINGS ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau , Z. R. CHENEY ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Lewis Building, Juneau _________________ Gunnison & Marshall ATTORNEYS-AT-LAW Decker Building Juneau Alaska The Juneau Steamship Co. U. S. Mall Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sltka Route ? Leaves Juneau for Hoonah, Gypsum, Tenakeo, Killlsnoo and Sltkn? 8:00 a. m.. Nov. 5, 11, 17, 23, 29, Dec. 5, 11, 17, 23, 29. Jan. 4, 10, 16, 22, 28, Fob. 3. 9, 15, 21, 27. March 5, 11. 17, 23 and 29. 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