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Application has been made to the
postotlice department for the entry of
this newspaper as second class mat
One Year, by mall $10.00
Six Months, by mall 5.00
Per Month, delivered 1.00
JUNEAU. ALASKA. NOV. 20. 1912.
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 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
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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
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
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.
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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
? ? ?
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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
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
The claims were rejected because
no applications had been mado for
patent under the law.
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
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.
i 1
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
??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.
Tho Aliinka Flyor : S. S. HUMBOLDT I 'he Aloakn Flyer
Seattle Ofllce, 716 Second Avo. GEO. BURFORD, Agent
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First Class Fare to Seattle $19.00
Second Class Fare to Seattle $12.00
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