ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG.
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JIJNKAU, ALASKA, NOV. 19. 1912.
ROBBING THE FISHERMEN.
According to Captain Paul Jensen,
a veteran of the Juneau Ashing Aeet.
Seattle wholesale Ash dealers are rob
bing Alaska Ashermen of a part of
the fruits of their arduous and often
times perilous labors. This, says
Captain Jensen, is done through the
system of culling, and, he adds. "If
it were not for this feature we could
make money at four cents a pound,
whereas we are now getting Ave
cents, but lose one-third by theft."
We assume that these statements
are founded on fact, and there should
be a way to prevent this system of
larceny?for it amounts to nothing less
from being perpetrated at the ex
pense of the Alaska Ashermen. and
for the sole beneAt of the Seattle
wholesaler. We are frank to say
that we do not know the means that
should be employed to reach these
people, but there ought to be a way
for the Ashermen to take united ac
tion against the common enemy.
This practice of robbing the Ash
ermen is not new. It has been fol
lowed in every Ashing port in the
world, we suppose. The wholesaler
is apt in devising ways to cheat and
defraud the toilers of the sea.
The people of Ketchikan are look
ing hopefully forward to the opening
of the Grand Trunk PaciAc railroad,
when a new transhipment point for
their products will be available. Ju
neau and this section should proAt
by this new transcontinental road, in
asmuch as shipments now made by
way of Seattle can be routed by that
In this way. if in no other, the Se
attle wholesale Ash dealer will be
made to sit up and take notice, when
he Ands that the supply of Ash up
on which he must largely depend has
been cut off.
RESPONSIBILITY OF PARENTS
It is to the home that society must
look for instruction and control of
boys and girls, rather than to the
police department. A new ordinance
passed by the Tacoma city council
provides that boys and girls under
IS must be off the streets by S o'clock
during the winter months unless they
are accompanied by parents or have
a written permit for the specific night
on which they are out. Doubtless
there will be many difficulties in en
forcing it. and not a few parents will
be offended if their children come in
to contact with the ordinance, says
The good that may be accomplished
will depend much upon the attitude
of parents. If they undertake to see
that the ordinance is obeyed and to
cooperate with the police depart
ment. there will be fewer young peo
ple parading the streets at night. If
they oppose the ordinance and as
sume that their children are to be
trusted, whatever may be said of
other people's children, then the or
dinance is not likely to last long.
Indifference and irresponsibility of
parents are the main causes of juve
nile delinquency. The mother that
permits her daughter to go downtown
at night and parade the streets alone
or with other girls of impressionable
and foolish age caunot reasonably ex
pect the police departments to af
ford the protection it is her own duty
to give. The same may be said of
the father who lets his son run wild.
Ordinances and public officials can
do something toward public morality.
If all homes were what they ought
to De. there would be no need of cur
few ordinances, and much less need
of police departments.
It is announced from Washington
that the Philippine independence bill
will be one of the first measures con
sidered at the special session of Con
gress, which will convene soon after
the inauguration of President-elect
This bill was drafted last session
by Chairman Jones, of the Insular Af
fairs Committee, and it is stated that
there is a strong probability that the
bill will be passed. The Philippine
Islands' plank in the Democratic na
tional plat for n says:
"We favoi an immediate declara
tion of the nation's purpose to rec
ognize the independence of the Phil
ippine Islands as soon as a State
government can bo established, such
independence to be guaranteed by us
until the neutralization of the Islands
can be secured by treaty with other
There are two paramount questions
involved in the Democratic state
ment. One is the ability of the Fili
pinos to govern themselves; the other
is our own capacity for governing
them. There are nearly eight mil
lions of people in the Philippine Isl
ands. of mixed races, with points of
view, traditions, habits and languages
entirely different from our own.
Undoubtedly we made a mistake
when by conquest and the payment
of $20,000,000 of American gold, we
bought trouble for ourselves, to say
nothing of the hundreds of millions
we have expended in our attempts to
govern this Malay people and give
them something approaching a stable
That the physical and moral condi
tion of the Filipinos has been lra
improved because of our occupation
of the islands, is undoubtedly true.
The country is being developed, but
the cold fact remains that these Isl
ands are not, or will they ever be,
in our opiniou, of practical or strate
gic value to this country. We have
uo business in the Orient, and as
soon as we can, with decency and
honor, get out of the Philippines, we
should do so. The Filipinos prob
ably, are as capable of governing
themselves as we are to govern them
?perhaps more so.
If Alaska had been given a small
tithe of the nursing, care and money
that our government has given the
Pihilippines, this territory would to
day be in a much more advanced po
sition than it is?materially and in
"AMERICANS AS CHILDREN?"
It is refreshing and oftentimes in
structive to hear the opinions of our
selves. as a nation, from the lips
of foreigners. Sometimes these ex
pressions may not be particularly
pleasing to our national pride, or van
ity or to ourselves as individuals. But
when they come from an intelligent,
as well as a candid observer, they
have an educational value. We, of
course, are a great people, but there
are others, as well as ourselves. This
is written apropos of a visit made to
the United States recently by the
Rev. Herbert Hensley, Canon of West
minster Abbey. Premising his state
ments by saying that "Americans
can best be interpreted as children,"
Canon Hensley lays down the follow
"1 trace a good deal of likeness be
tween Mr. Roosevelt and the late Mr.
Gladstone. In each you can observe
the extraordinary power of clothing
with moral fevor the opinions they
may have adopted only the day be
| fore yesterday.
"The demented violence of the fe
male suffrage agitation may perhaps
serve to show that women are not
strong enough to stand the strain of
"True representation of the sex
must be found in the married woman
who is also a mother.
"Enthusiasts for female suffrage
are mainly those women?excellent,
cultivated women in many instances
?who are at the head of high schools
and social settlements, but who, ex
cellent as they are, are in no wise
really typical of their sex.
"The question of the multlmilion
aire, which is really at the bottom of
the trust problem, is not limited to
"It is the fact that they wield by
title of their wealth an influence
which no self-respecting community
can tolerate in any individual that
creates the problem and endows It
The votes of only two more states
are needed for the ratification of the
income tax. This is not a partisan
political measure. It has been advo
cated In the party platforms of both
the Republican and Democratic par
ties in a dozen states. It is believed
that the measure may be ratified be
fore the next session of Congress
WAR'S SILENCE AND MYSTERY.
War is not what it used to be so
far as pomp and glory are concerned,
says an exchange. There are too
many telegraph lines, too many tel
ephones, too many wireless stations,
too many malls. To escape the all
seeing eye of publicity, war corres
pondents are barred, and battles and
sieges are meagrely recorded in of
ficial reports. Heroes may develop
by scores and thousands may die, but
the impartial bulletin from headquar
ters will say as little aB possible and
will give no names. To keep the en
emy in Ignorance it is necessary that
friends at home should be uninformed.
If ?he suffering, waste and fre
quent uselessness of war do not soon
cause its abandonment, perhaps the
veil that is now drawn over it will
accomplish that end. The bubble rep
utation Is no longer to be found In
the cannon's mouth, for the censor
sees to It that tho details of victory
and defeat alike are shrouded In
silence and mystery.
JUST "MR. WILSON."
Woodrow Wilson looked over his
mall recently and found that peoplo
were addressing him in seven dif
ferent wayB, says a Princeton dlB
patch. First there was "President
elect Wilson," theu "Gov. Wilson,"
also "Dr. Wilson and "Prof. Wilson"
for his one-term university connec
tion; then there were "His Excellen
cy, President Wilson," and "H1b Ex
cellency, Gov. Wilson." I>ast, but
best of all to him, was plain "Mr.
"I would rather be called 'Mr. Wil
son' than anything else," he said to
day; "'President-elect' Is too awk
ward a mouthful. I wish my friends
would use 'Mister' in addressing mo."
In Princeton, however, some of his
classmates call him "Woodrow" and
so do the people In town, and the
students of the University. In his
household Mrs. Wilson calls him
"Woodrow," Joseph R. Wilson calls
him "Brother" and his daughters
call him "Father."
This completes the list of names by
which Woodrow Wilson finds himself
addressed every day.
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| SIDELIGHTS j;
M 1 11 I 11! 1 111 m m 1 1 H I if
A learned professor of war Bays
that the logic of the European situa
tion seems to point to a Balkan Unit
ed States. And then he speaks of the
"New Constellation in the Balkan
# ? ?
Better know fewer things than to
know so many that are not so.
? ? ?
Right-minded men are more am
bitious for opportunity than they are
for honor or office.
? ? ?
The people of the state of Wash
ington voted on a score ore more of
amendments to the constitution. The
people may know In a month or two
which carried and which went Into
the scrap heap.
? ? ?
The thought that if ho took the Ida
ho senatorslilp at the hands of his
successor did not set comfortably on
the stomach of Governor Hawley. So
he had the courage to wave aside the
toga that a less scrupulous statesman
would have folded about him.
? ? ?
Suffering Seattle! It is threaten
ed with another recall election. Soon
it will change its ma>ors with every
* ? *
President Taft may have sung nis
?'swan aong" to the boys at tho Lotus
club, New York, but he managed to
get In a few hearty prose paragraphs
about his political opponents.
9 9 9
American democracy in the din of
snobs and snobbery too often forgets
? ? ?
If the Socialist vote has reached
the million mark, as Socialist leaders
claim,, the party muBt be regarded
us having "arrived," and thenceforth
must be reckoned as a factor in na
? 9 9
The Colonel still InBiBts that his
Bullmoosity is of tho blown-in-the-bot
? ? ?
Thirty thousand dead and 160,000
wounded in the Balkan war is strictly
corroborative proof that war is still
what General William Tecumseh
Sherman said it was fifty years ago.
? ? ?
The Roumanian troops are said
to be menacing the Bulgarian forces
in the rear. With the Bulgarian rec
ord in view probably the Roumanian
soldiery think that the safer plan.
? ? ?
A Now York father objects to his
children learning In the public schools
of that city such strange phraseology
as the following: "I ain't got none"
"I seen it," "He done It," "I ain't saw
it," "You leave him be." And ho won
ders if the teachers attempt to cor
rect these incorrect phrases. But,
perhaps the children learn these
cacophonous phrases at home. He
may be like the father who wonder
ed where his boys learned
to sv, ear.
UNDER RIGHT STATUTE
In the case of the United States vs.
the Pacific Coast Steamship Com
pany, the Alaska Steamship Company,
and a number of other transportation
concerns, doing business in Alaska,
and certain of their officials, the
United States supreme courtt has af
firmed the appeal taken by District
Attorney RuBtgard from the ruling of
Judge Lyons, of the district court for
this Judicial division, that the indict
ments were not made under the prop
Each of the defendant companies
and cortaln of their officers were In
dicted on 8evoral counts, charging
violation or the Sherman act, the in
terostato commerce act and conspir
acy. To these indictments the de
fendants demurred through tholr at
torneys Burton & Winn, Gunnison &
Marsha'1 and L. P. Shuckleford and
others, nnd Judge Lyons sustained
the demurrer on the ground, as stat
ed, that the indictments were not
laid under the proper statute, as to
certain countB against certain of the
officials. From this ruling nn appenl
was taken, and the supreme court
has simply held that the district at
torney did take the appeal under the
proper statute, and the case now will
he tried on its merits, and It will
then be decided whether Judge Ly
ons' ruling was proper or not.
The Juneau Steamship Co.
U. S. Mail Steamer
Juneau-Sitka Route ? Leaves
Juneau for Hoonnh. Gypsum,
Tenakee, Killisnoo and Sitka?
8:00 a. m., Nov. 5, 11, 17, 23, 29,
Dec. 5, 11, 17. 23. 29. Jan. 4, 10,
16, 22, 28, Feb. 3, 9, 15. 21, 27,
March 5. 11, 17, 23 and 29.
Leaves Juneau for Funter and
Chatham, 8:00 a. m.?Nov. 17,
Dec. 11, Jan. 4, 28. Feb. 21,
Leaves Juneau for Tyee, 8:00
a. m.?Nov. 23, Dec. 23, Jan. 22,
Feb. 21. March 23.
Juneau ? Skagway Route ?
Leaves Juneau for Pearl Harbor,
Eagle River, Yankee Cove, Sen
tinel Light Stntlon. Junlin, El
dred Rock Light Station, Com
et, Haines, Skagway,, 8:00 a. m.
?Nov. 3, 9, 15, 21, 27. Dec. 3,
9. 15. 21. 27. Jan. 2, 8. 14, 20,
26, Feb. 1. 7, 13, 19, 25, March
3, 9. 15, 21. 27.
Returning lenveB Skagway tho
following day at 8:00 a. m.
WILLIS E. NOWKLL, MANAGER
FEMMER & RITTER.
See this firm for all kinds of dray
lng and hauling. Wo guarantee sat
isfaction and reasonable prices. Coal
delivered promptly. Fommer & Rlt
ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor
ner. Phone 314. Residence phones
402 or 403. ???
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JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGA- ;
TION COMPANY 1
Leaves Juneau for Douglas and
Treadwell?*8:00 a. m., 9:00 a. m.
?*11:00 a. m., 1:00 p. m., 3:00 p.
m., **4:30 p. m? 6:30 p. m, 8:00
p. m? 9:00 p. m., 11:00 p. in.
Leaves Treadwell for Douglas
and Juneau?8:25 a. m., 9:25 a. m.,
??12:00 noon, 1:40 p. m., 3:25 p.
m., ??4:55 p. m., 6:55 p. m? 8:25
p. in., 9:25 p. in., 11:25 p. m.
Leaves Douglas for Juneau?
8:30 a. m., 9:30 a. m. **12:05 p.
m., 1:45 p. m., 3:30 p. m., **4:45
p. m., 7:05 p. m., 8:30 p. m., 9:30
p. m., 11:00 p. m.
?On Sundays this trip Is omit- !
??This trip to Sheep Creek daily
except 4:30 p. m. trip on Saturday,
which Is omitted and trips leaving
Juneau at 6:30 p. m. and 11:00 are
made Instead, and Sheep Creek
trips at 11:00 a. m., 6:30 p. in.,
and 11:00 p. m.
HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO.
The Alnnku Flyer S. S. HUMBOLDT The AUnkn Flyer
NORTHBOUND NOV. 27
SOUTHBOUND NOV. 28
DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF
Seattle Olllco, 716 Second Ave. GEO. BURFORD, Agent
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: ALASKA STEAMSHIP COMPANY jj
: INSIDE ROUTE jj
" nni PWTN NORTH NOV. 5, 17 J
; JL'VyJur nin SOUTH NOV. 6, 18 ::
: ircrrDcnw NORTH NOV. 11 ::
. JJ-iFFlliIxOWil SOUTH NOV. 12
Steamers Jefferson and Dolphin all the year round serving the "
; prosperous cities and settlements of the world famous Inside Pass- "
I age Splendid service. Courteous treatment.
! ELMER E. SMITH, Douglas Agent WILLIS E. NOWELL, Agent. ~
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NORTHLAND STEAMSHIP COMPANY
Operating S. S. ALKI and S. S. NORTHLAND
S. S. ALKI, South, NOV. 23
First Class Fare to Seattle $19.00
Second Class Fare to Seattle $12.00
H. C. BRADFORD, Mgr., Pier 4, Seattle.
SOWERBY & BELL, Juneau JOHN HENSEN t CO., Douglas
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAIL WAY CO.-B.C.CoastService
Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson, Prince Rupert, Swaniton, Alert Bay, Vancouver
Victoria nnd Seattle
PRINCESS MAY NOVEMBER 21
Front anil Seward Sla. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. T. SPICKETT. A?rt.
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