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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
J. F. A. STRONG. TELEPHONE 3-74 Application has been made to the postotlice department for the entry of this newspaper as second class mat ter. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year, by mall $10.00 Six Months, by mall 5.00 Per Month, delivered 1.00 JUNEAU. ALASKA. NOV. 20. 1912. OPPOSITION WELL TAKEN. Governor Clark is right in his op position to the cnnnerymen who are seeking to have the taxes now im posed upon the snlmou canning indus try. devoted to maintaining tish hatcheries, and thus divert from the educational and road funds a not in considerable part of their revenue. The Governor rightly maintains that the efficiency of such work would be seriously impaired. The Empire believes that salmon hatcheries should be operated and maintained exclusively by the gov ernment itself, because it believes that in no other way can the supply of salmon be conserved in these wa ters. The present system of releas ing salmon fry by the cannery con cerns Is far from satisfactory that much as it does not accomplish that for which it is intended, namely, the restocking of the waters with this valuable food fish Speaking broad'y. It maj be assert ed with truth that many of the sal mon packing companies are not vital ly concerned in the propogatlon of the fish. Their aim is to get as much money as they can. as qulck'v as tney can. out of the business, and then quit. Added to this is the fact that nearly all of them are foreign corpor ations. with healquarters outside of Alaska, where al. their supplies are purchased and from which they bring all their employees. Like migratory wild fowl they come North in the spring and return in the fall, with their cargoes, and their employees are paid off at the places from whence they came. Alaska is being deprived of a val uable source of its wealth and reve nue without adequate compensation. Our fisheries laws need revision, and promptly. It would be placing no hardships on the salmon cannery in dustry if the tax were *o be increased. It might be graduated so as to meet the conditions o! each yetr. but, in any event, it will stand an Increase, and Alaska will .hen reap more sub stautial benefit from the great indus try than it does now. Am: it should. THE LESSON OF ALASKA. The Alaska Railroad Commission has been dined and wined at the Arc tic Club. Seattle, and. no doubt, have told their audience all about Alaska, as viewed from their standpoint, of course. The gentlemen have not "tipped their hand." as to the nature of the report or the recommendations they will make to Congress, as the result of their investigation of Alaska land transportation problems. Major Morrow, however, seems to have talked good sense?as was to have been expected?and he uttered some truths which Alaskans may do well to ponder over. He said Alas kans must present a united front and he warned them agaiust sectional jealousies: and he emphasized the fact that the pioneers of Alaska need ed encouragement This is fair speaking and it is truthful speaking. The trouble with Alaskans?if we are to oelieve our critics?is that we never know what we want; that we are never united: that what pleases one section of the country displeases another; that what one man asks another opposes, and so on. There is truth in part in this. .Ve have been pulling on separate strands of the same rope, and we have lacked unity of effort, and hence our work has not borne the best fruit No man. however, unless he knows Alaska thoroughly and comprehen sively. is competent to Judge either Alaskans or conditions in Alaska. The man on the coast knows little or nothing about the interior or the Bering sea country, unless he has vis ited them and studied them. On the other hand the same Is true of the resident of the Inferior He may know that region intimately, but his ignor ance of all other sections may be pro found. simply because he has never seen them except at long distance. Alaska is a country of magnificent distances?an empire wltnln Itself? and it would be strange indeed i( the needs and requirements of the dif ferent geographical divisions were not dissimilar. These are a few things that some of our best critics do not know, but they should learn. But wo are all Alaskans, many of i^s are pioneers, and we should pre sent a united front. We are too few in numbers to cultivate sectionalism, something that should nover be done under any circumstances. We are in a formative stage only, and unity Is necessary for our material develop ment and progress. I BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT. i Business?big and little business? seems to be pursuing the even tenor of Its way, just as It was doing prior to the late election. Those people who were In the doldrums and were wont to indulge in jeremiads because of the political outlook, have recover ed and they. too. are going about their business. It may be considered a hopeful sign of the trend of affairs. Business should de divorced from government and business men gener ally made to realize that the belief that government support is neces sary for their existence is a supersti tion?a fetish that limits t'aeir power of vision of their own abilities, and has been leading them away from the great possibility of a developed for eign trade?a trade that with our in creasing and also matchless facili ties and workmanship, must find mar Wets ahroad. That our government, by whatso ever political party, .s s-.able, hon est and efficient should be the chief concern of our citizenship. THE "HOLY WAR." Only ten days ago the Shelk-ul-Is lam, head of the Moslem hleiarchy, issued an appeal for a "holy war," but evidently the appeal fell upon ears that were dull of hearing. The shout of "wolf" has be n too often raised. Modern war is transportation. Where Moslems prevail, remarks a writer, they cannot get at the Franks, and where they do not prevail, as in Brit ish India, the police keep them mov ing. The last great "holy war," in the Soudan, did Christendom no harm and half depopulated the region where It broke out. The Sheik-ul-Islam can only make matters worse for the Turks. Beyond that, if he has more power than the Archbishop of Can terbury, he has missed of late. In Tripoli and Morocco two excellent op portunities for its display. "THE UNSPEAKABLE TURK." The Turk Is still In the "last ditch," fighting grimly. He does not like the Bulgarian demand that he take himself across the Dardanelles to Asia?the place from whence he came nearly five hundred years ago. He was in Europe nearly a half-cen tury before Columbus discovered America. He was then a victorious conqueror?a militant power that de fied defeat. But the Turk long ago reached the zenith of his power The terror that the crescent flag created is no more, except when it is accompanied by a force of soldiers in the towns and hamlets of his sub jugated provinces. He has become a by-word and a term of reproach among most civilized peoples. And he fights doggedly, persistently for the lands that his sword won for him, for the provinces that he has glutted with blood. The European powers are not his friends. He has none, save those to whom territorial or financial control is the impelling cause of interest in his present weal and future position. The interest they have in him, too, may be somewhat sharpened by the fear that he has not property enough in Europe to satisfy all the expect ant heirs. No matter, however, where our sympathies lie, the plight of the Turk is now a most interesting one. And its consequences may indeed be far reaching so far as the map ond the future history of Europe are con cerned. The interest in the outcome of the Balkan war is world-wide. Fresh from the conclusion of a costly and bloody war with Italy in Africa, the Turk had scarce breathing time to prepare for a still fiercer conflict with the Balkan States?Montenegro, Bulgaria, Servia and Greece. And anathematize him as we will, we must concede that he is making a gallant, if losing, fight. REPUBLIC WILL PRESERVE ITS TITLES. Those who declare that In spite of all republican sentiment the China man is still a Chinaman will perhaps find their theories confirmed by a re cent presidential mandate setting forth the law governing the bestowal of titles of honor. These titles are distinguished by six names denoting six degrees of nobility of the persons holding them. They are really titles for nobles, al though the government avows that the bestowal of them is only to be made upon persons who have render ed meritorious services to the repub lic. The first title is "The Title of Great Merit," which is to be given to 8uch men as Dr. Y&t Sen and Gen. Li Yityin Rqpg, '? regarded us equivalent to that of prince. The other live titles are deemed in honor and nobility to equal those of a duke, a marquis, an earl, a viscount and a baron. Fortunately the native press is ex pressing Itself very clearly agaiiiBt such an Innovation as contrary to the spirit of the republic. Thore are in the country of course people belong ing to the old regime who still use their titles, but it Is argued that theso are to be treated ob noble families be longing to a foreign nation. -I -1 I I I I I i i i i r-i-jr SIDELIGHTS jj i; i 111 m 11 m 11 m m m if The election returns from thlB di dlvislou are almost as slow aB those from some of the Important states of the Union. * * * Senator Warren, of Wyoming is safe for another six years. The leg islature is his. ? ? ? The pork barrel nac not the same influence in politics that it once had, but it still helps some. ? ? ? Lefty Louis and Gyp the Blood and their companions, of .he New York gunmen gang, seem to be on tho way to an electric chair in Sing Sing. ? ? ? The Hon. Sereno Payne, one of ttye authors of the Payiu-AU.rlch tariff law 3ay8 that the vote showed that the people have changed 'heir minds on the tariff question. They changed their votes, anyway. * * ? The swift, decisive and terrible vie tries of the Bulgarians over the Turks are ascribed by one war correspond ent to the superiority of deadly French Creusot guns over the German Krupps used by the Turks. ? ? ? The Chicago Inter-Ocenn, which has seen many vicissitudes under numerous publishers, is again under the control of H. H. Koalsaat, a noted Chicago publisher and newspaper man. In his "announcement" Mr. Kohlsaat strikes the Bull Moose some heavy swats ending w.th this one: "The Inter-Ocean pledges itself with all the power at its command to fight those twin devils of anarchy?the Re call of Judges and the Recall of Ju dicial Decisions." There's anti-bull moosity for you, with a vengeance. HOW TO LIVE ONE HUNDRED YEARS. Be clean. Be good-natured and companion able. Do not worry. Be more careful to take exercise as you grow older. Be comfortable. Keep your feet warm and wear comfortable clothing, j Sleep in a comfortable bed in a room that is ventilated, and in which sunshine is not a stranger. Do not eat twice as much as you need, and eat only the food that agrees with you. LAUGH A LITTLE BIT. Here's a motto JuBt your fit, Laugh a little bit. When you think you've trouble hit. Laugh a little bit. Look misfortune in the face, Brave the beldam's rude grimace; Ten to one'twlll yield its place If you have the wit and grit Just to laugh a little bit. Cherish this as Bacred writ, Laugh a lltle bit. Keep It with you, sample it. Laugh a little bit. little ills will Burely betide you, Fortune may not not sit beside you, Men may knock and fame deride you, But you'll mind them not a whit If you laugh a little bit, PENSIONS FOR WIDOWS. It is proposed that the new Alas ka legislature pass a law granting pen sions to widowB who have helpless children to support. Missouri has such a law.?Skagway Alaskan. PARCELS POST JAN. 1, NO STAMPS PRINTED. WASHINGTON. Nov. 19.?Although the parcels post law will go into ef fect on Jan. 1, next, not a stamp has been printed. The officials of the Bu reau of Engraving and Printing are unable to get definite action from Postmaster-General Hitchcock's spe cial parcels poBt commission. Under the law the parcels post must be in operation Jan. 1, 1913, and before that date the bureau must print 12 differ ent denominations of stamps. The best typewriter on the market The Royal. W. H. Case, agent tf Just received?A nice lot of comb and Brush sets. I. J. SHARICK. SPOKANE MAN IN WILSON' SCABINET. A North Yakima dispatch says: Correspondence received here today Indicates that Woodrow Wilson is considering former Senator George Tumor, of Spokune, for Socretary of the interior, and that he is doing bo at tho request of several of the strong est Democrat) of the country. It is asserted that Turner has tho backing of Champ Clark, Chairman Under wood, of the Ways and Means Com mittee, and W. J. Bryan, and that he is more likely to get a place In the cabinet than Charles H&lfner, of Se attle. MORE COAL LAND CLAIMS CANCELLED. The locul land ofllce received ad vices in the last mall of the rejection of the following coal claims: M. C. Jones, Annie Thurston, T. C. Smith, C. E. Thurston, Lizzie Emery, all of the Jeter group in the Matanuska coal fields; Lewis A. Larson, August us H. Toole, and Amolia R. Ball, of McAlpinc group, Cook inlet country; Richard Johnson, on Admirality isl and; Henry Fcaster, of Katalla fields; George ltuple, Cook inlet coun try. The claims were rejected because no applications had been mado for patent under the law. SCHOEN HAD NERVE. Albert Shoen, was operated upon yesterday at St. Ann's hospital by Dr. Mahone, for tumor. Mr. Schoen secured the admiration of all attend ants by declining the usual anaesthet ic. After the ordeal was over he smiled and thanked the surgeon. Chili concarne served every night at Lockie McKinnon's, on Second avenue. tf. The Juneau Steamship Co. U. S. Mail Steamer GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route ?Leaves Juneau for Hoonali, Gypsum, Tenakee, KUIIbdoo and Sitka? 8:00 u. 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 Funtor and Chatham, 8:00 a. m.?Nov. 17, Dec. 11, Jan. 4, 28, Feb. 21, March 17. LeaveB Juneau for Tyce, 8:00 a. m.?Nov. 23, Dec. 23, Jan. 22, Fob. 21, March 23. Juneau ? Skagway Route ? Leaves Juneau for Pearl Harbor, Eagle River, Yankeo Cove, Sen tinel Light Station, Jualln, El drod Rook Light Station, Com ot, Haines, Skagway,, 8:00 a. m. ?Nov. 3, 9, 15, 21, 27, Dec. 3, 9, 15, 21, 27, Jan. 2, 8, 14, 20, 26, Fob. 1, 7, 13, 19, 25, March 3, 9. 15, 21, 27. Returning leaves Skagway the following day at 8:00 a. m. WILLIS E. NOWELL, MANAGER i 1 JUNEAU FERRY & NAVIGA TION COMPANY TIME CARD Leaves Juneau for Douglas and Treadwoll?*8:00 a. m., 9:00 a. m. ??11:00 a. m., 1:00 p. in., 3:00 p. m., **4:30 p. m., 6:30 p. m., 8:00 p. m., 9:00 p. in., 11:00 p. m. 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. m? 9:25 p. m., 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 SundayB this trip is omit ted. ??This trip to Sheep Creek daily except 4:30 p. m. trip on Saturday, which is omitted and trips leaving Junoau at 6:30 p. m. and 11:00 arc made instead, and Sheep Creek trips at 11:00 a. m., 6:30 p. m., and 11:00 p. m. HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CO. Tho Aliinka Flyor : S. S. HUMBOLDT I 'he Aloakn Flyer NORTHBOUND NOV. 26 SOUTHBOUND NOV. 27 DOCKS AT JUNEAU CITY WHARF Seattle Ofllce, 716 Second Avo. GEO. BURFORD, Agent I I 1 I 1 1 I 1 M-I till Ml-l'M III I I I 1 I I 1 I i i 1 i I I I I I I II I I I I IIII ? ALASKA STEAMSHIP COMPANY f :: inside route :: ?? nni P14IN NORTH NOV. 5, 17 t mil SOUTH NOV. 6, 18 II :: irrrcDcnw north i nov. n :: .. JUr F JCjIviDvyli SOUTH NOV. 12 Steamers Jefferson and Dolphin all the year round serving the prosperous cities and settlements of the world famous Inside Pass- II II age Splendid service. Courteous treatment. II ELMER E. SMITH, Douglas Agent WILLIS E. NOWELL, Agent. I ? ~h-i-h~h 1111 n n i i 111111 m 1111111 n i n 111111111111111 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 1 CO., Douglas ?l CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO.-B.C. Coast Service Sailing from Juneau for Port Simpson. Prince Rupert. Swanson, Alert Bay. Vancouver Victoria and Seattle PRINCESS MAY NOVEMBER 21 Front nnd Seward. St*. C. P. R. TICKET OFFICE J. T. SPICKETT, Act. THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE A paper for all the people, all the time. Independent in every way. It stands for everything that will tend to the opening up and development of Alaska?especially South eastern Alaska?along legitimate lines. The EMPIRES motto is Progress in all things. The world never stands still. Neither can mankind. They must move backward or forward. By subscribing for the EMPIRE you can keep in touch with the growth of Alaska. By advertising in its columns you can reach the people who read. Try it. The EMPIRE office is thoroughly equipped for doing up-to-date job printing in all its branches. Give us a trial. Office: Main Street, between Front and Second'