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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
JOHN W. TROY, . . Editor and Manager Published every evening except Sunday by the EMPIRE PRINTING COMPANY, at Second and Main Streets, Juneau, Alaska. Entered as second-class matter November 7, 1912. et the postoffice at Juneau, Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Delivered by carrier In Juneau, Doaglas, Troadwell and Thane for $1.00 per month. By mall, postage paid, at the following rate*: One year. In advance $10.00 Six months, in advance 5.00 Three months. In advance 2.50 One month, in advance 1.00 ADVERTISING RATES ON APPLICATION Subscribers will confer a favor If they will prompt ly notify the Business Office of any failure or irregu larity In the delivery of their papers. Authorized Local Agents Douglas and Treadwell, Miss Lena White; Thane. Ed. Morgan; Perseverance. Hans Hollmer Telephone for Editorial and Business Offices, 37s CIRCULATION OVER 2.000 DAILY SWORN CIRCULATION STATEMENT FOR THE WEEK ENDING FEBRUARY 3, 1917. The daily average circulation of THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE for the week ending February 3rd. 1917. was 2.190 copies. The circulation for each day of the week follows: Monday - 2.164 Tuesday 2.17S Wednesday 2,163 Thursday 2.170 Friday 2.194 Saturday 2.271 Total 13.142 The foregoing is a true and correct statement of the daily circulation of THE ALASKA OAILY EM PI RE for the week ending February 3. 1917. W. E. BURFORD. Circulation Manager. Subscribed an<|? sworn to before me this 5th day of February. 1917. J NO. R. WINN. Notary Public. My commission expires Oct. 21, 1919. ONE CONGRESSMAN FOR ALASKA When the Alaska prohibition bill was pending in Congress Representative Curry of California contended that many features were in the Wickersham bill that were not in the proposition that was submitted to the people of Alaska at the late election, and he asserted that these were propositions that the people of this Territory should decide upon. The California Repre sentative gave expression to one of the reasons why the prohibition law in Alaska should have been an Alaska-made law. The Legislature that convenes here next month should have passed the prohibition law. It would have done it had Congress granted a full Territorial form of government. Congress would have given Alaska a full Territorial form of govern ment if Delegate Wickersham had asked it to do so. As a matter of fact. Delegate Wickersham did not even aid the California Congressman who desired to let Alaskans decide upon certain phases of the pro hibition statute. He wanted a Federal law and wanted it quick. He always stops short before the home line is crossed. U. S. GAINS $4,000,000,000 Relatively speaking and comparing conditions with those which obtained before the War. when American travelers carried $330,000,000 to foreign countries and the United States paid interest and dividends on $0,000,000,000 of foreign investments in bonds, stocks, and other securities, the United States gained more than $4,000,000,000 last year through her transactions with foreign countries. Most of this was of course, the $3,300,000,000 balance of trade in our favor. The rest was in interest and dividends paid this country on our foreign investments, the money saved by staying at home and seeing America first and the money saved in interest and dividends as a result of paying off our debts and repurchasing our securities. In these days it is estimated that the United States has gained approximately $7,000,000,000 since the begin ning of the war in Europe. POSTMASTERS AND POLITICS Just before approving the executive, legislative and judicial appropriation bill the Senate added an amendment placing all postmasters on the civil ser vice list. The bill will go to conference with that provision, but it is predicted that it will emerge without it. Very likely the prediction is true, for there will be opposition, and with only a few weeks remaining of a crowded session any opposition will be powerful. However . the time will probably come when the post offices will be completely dissevered from politics. At present, an employe of the post office may, by meritorious service, attain any rank except the high est rank in the largest post offices. These are still reserved as political rewards, but the logic which underlies the present civil service laws applies as well to postmasterships as to the lower grades. If it is a good thing to have a trained man for deputy postmaster ft cannot be less desirable to have trained postmasters. ( A BOOK ABOUT VERMONT Plethoric westerners may dis the tears they have J been shedding over the abandoned farms of New j England, or at least that part of New England which is known as Vermont. In the last six years the aver age yield of corn to the acre in that State has been * exceeded by Illinois but once and by Iowa but once. ( We take that statement from a little book issued by direction of the General Assembly of Vermont for the purpose of advertising abroad the virtues of the ^ State as a place to live in. to do business in and to j \isit. We learn also that the per capita production of butter in Vermont overtops that of any other State and that the value of farm products per acre in * Vermont is very much higher than the average value c for the country. We do not suppose that an immediate migration would start from the West toward Vermont, if we " gave all the glowing figures of Vermont's agricultural P excellence and threw in a few general remarks on Vermont scales, maple sugar, pipe organs and marble t! to boot, but there might be a movement to copy some e of Vermont's methods if the Vermont idea were suf ficiently exploited. C When a northern mountain State that has been S( farmed since long before tho Revolution can grow more corn to the acre than Illinois does, there must be something in tho Vermont farmers' bag of tricks that is worth knowing. The Italians report that they have captured two Austrian submarines and that they are now serving in the Italian navy. It is worth noting that thore is not a word in the report about how the. trick was | turned. Capt. Richmond P. Hobson has transferred his residence to Illinois. It is not recorded that he has put ill in Illinois, but it Is a cinch that he will put noise there. Our guess is that the Russian Cabinet will find it hard to keep the lid on as long as Protopopoff is a member. q ? One Oscar Underwood and several Bankheads doubtless feel that it was not Alabama's loss when one Hobson transferred his residence to Illinois. ONLY A NOTION (Ketchikan Progressive-Miner) Obviously we are getting very notionul?or is it progressiveness. Whatever it is the world seems to have reached a state or unreliability that is causing uneasiness in spots. For Instance, when the Kuropenn war was started everybody was agreed that there was not sufficient cause to fight over, it was merely a notion. Some called it "madness." Subsequent events have proved the tendency of the time: which is to be notional like the sinking of the Lusitania. No cause for it, yet it was done?a notion. Coming closer to home, the people of the State of Washington a year ago took the notion to make the State dry; and dry it went. Still imbued with a notional feeling, a few days ago the people of Seattle took a notion and made a run on the banks for no apparent reason. Their notion in this respect while the result has not proven a catastrophe, yet it caused a great deal of worry. Our neighbors did that. But right at home is where we find the most notional people in the world, because, no doubt their action or notions effect us directly. Before the last election, it was conceded by nine tenths of. the voters that Wickersham could not be defeated. Just then the people took a notion and de feated him?a defeat well deserved, but a notion nevertheless. The greatest notion of them all was that of making Alaska dry. This was thought the very acme of notions, but we were doomed to another dis appointment and it came with the introduction by our defeated delegate of a "Bone dry" measure for our Territory, which was followed by the further notion of Congress to enact into law. Now, can we not call this notional, or as we said before, is it progressive ness? Whatever it is. one never knows where he is at these days. One thing that we are certain of is that this notioned tendency will not increase the pos sibility of any one sprouting wings. If it did, we would encourage it that the notional people might fly away and leave us to end our days in peace. We sa> peace because a notion often causes a great deal of trouble, and trouble should be avoided. THE BUTTER MONOPOLY (Cincinnati Enquirer) Far and near comes the cry that the protective tariff must come off butter, and for the same reason that the people voted it off other products?the abuse of the privilege. The protection herein referred to is .the oleomargarine act, which, in order to conserve the butter industry, places a tax of 10 cents a pound upon the colored artificial spread and one fourth of one cent per pound upon the uncolored. The proposal has been made that Congress repeal or substantially modify the oleomargarine law. At once this raises the query whether any relief would come. Observers of the markets have not overlooked the fact that the oleomargarine manufacturers have kept their product at a respectful but not remote dis tance from the price of creamery butter, the alleged quotation from Elgin serving them as their automatic standard of regulation. In this practice they have been both shortsighted and unfair to the consumer. They were purblind in not recognizing that had they kept their product at a steady figure all the year round they would have secured for themselves an equally steady market for their output. In fush times the average man will neg lect the difference of a few cents between butter and olomargarine and purchase the former. In bad times he finds olemargarine almost out of his reach because of its price companionship with butter. The tax sys tem, therefore, is a failure. It does not protect the consumer against fraud. This is shown by the recent conviction of manufacturers in Chicago, Columbus and St. Louis for evasion of the stamping of their goods and payment of the tax. So far as the American consumer is concerned It woulcT be best to sweep all the present olemargarine laws off the statute books and leave only those against fraudulent misrepresentation and deleterious adultera tion. This would mean a free field for competition and probably end the rule of the butter barons for a time, at least. In England, at the direction of the government, the people are using olemargarine where ever possible as a substitute for butter, having the | protection of their officials to the extent of receiving j a pure article. ( ADVANTAGE WITH PACIFIC COAST AND SOUTH 1 i (Dallas Newsi And then, there in Cleveland, where snow block ades the city's streets and the unfortunate inhabi tants of that frigid zone lost several hours while waiting for the car tracks to be cleared. Why won't people come to Laredo and be happy? When a man's home is in the frozen north and he can't get away, he tells himself, and all listeners, ' that he dearly loves a frigid climate. It invigorates the body and buoys the mind of man, says the north erner. But maybe you have noticed that after a man moves from away up beyond Messrs. Mason and Dixon I line and spends a few winters in the milder climes i jf the South or the Pacific Coast he takes a great fancy to moderate weather and strict midddling ther mometers. "I used to like the snow thing." he con fesses. "and enjoyed five months of freezes and two , months of slush, but never again." His gratification s as great as, though perhaps less naive than that r )? the Esquimaux who was brought to civilization by c i missionary, "1 like it here," he sent word to Iris ? 3reenland kin, "and I sleep with my boots off." i I The President's address has made the Senate re- t uctant to talk. If he would visit that body a little nore frequently perhaps the Senate might get the labit of silence.?(Philadelphia Evening Ledger.) Prof. Taft apparently was not sure he favored he President's peace plan until he heard that Teddy lays it is the vision of a "transcendental dreamer."? i Indianapolis Star.) a Thus far the leak inquiry board has discovered lothing much except that a number of people never aid what .Mr. Lawson said they said.?(St. Louis Re public.) The gentlemen who insist that if T. R. were 'resident he could stop the war are wrong. T. It.'s pecialty was starting something.?(New York Ameri an.) There seems to be a Colonel and Bryan possibility a 1920. There is no bee so buzzy and busy as the V residential insect.?(St. Louis Post-Dispatch.) p ai The eagerness of Senator Penrose to wage a poli- u leal clean-up in Pennsylvania indicates that somebody - lse has already started one.?(Savannah News.) .Munitions explosions no longer excite our people. S? olonel Roosevelt has accustomed us to things of that b' ort.?(Charleston News and Courier.) tl Fuller Bull Says: Copyright. 101". Ktwipaper Feature .Senrlee Co. pETTFNa so a fellow Isn't up-to-tlie *?* minute unless he lias taken at least ?no flying trip In a munitions explosion. BITS OF BY- PLAY By Luke McLuke Copyright by Cincinnati En qulror. - / Tuff! "It Is absolutely impossible to get a drink of whiskey in Iceland under the present laws," observed the Dry Man. "Gosh!" mused the Wet Man. "Just think of all tlint perfectly good ice going to waste!" Yum, Yum. Whether it bo a squab, a chick en, a capon, a turkey, or a goose, wo want it plump. But what wo started to say was that Stout Bird lives in Louisville, K.v. Goat. The crooked butcher hoard a slam,' And faced mad Mr. Gidding; Who yelled: "Say when 1 order lamb. 1 wish you'd stop your kidding!" The Wise Fool. "The good that men do is Interred with their bones," observed the Sage. "Well," replied the Fool, "most of the coillns are not crowded so you could notice it." Haw, Haw! At the wedding of Knight Rain water to Mary Turnipsced, at Mi! lington. Tenn., the organist absent mindedly played, "What Shall the Harvest Be?" Doubtless. "It says here that u new electric pen will write 600 words a min ute," said the Old Fogy. "That must be the pen the mov ing picture actors use when they are writing letters in the films," com mented the Grouch. One Moment, Please! Cease this ribald levity for a mo ment while you learn that Gratfon Nuttrce is a student at the Wooster (Ohio) high school. Aw, Gwan! "I love my sailing yacht," said Black, "With me she always makes a hit: For when 1 set her on a tack She doesn't cuss a single bit." Oh! Some schoolteachers are married, jut a majority of them arc single. But what we started to say was hat Iva Husband, who teaches school at Webster, S. Dak., hasn't iny. < ?siim Isn't This Beautiful Weather! WANTED?A wash woman to work with all modern conveniences situated in the basement. Apply at 502 Tytus avenue.?(Ad in Mid* llctown, Ohio, Exchange.),' Notice: # If High Stakpole, of Clay Center, ivan., will join the Club we can isc him on the roof. Haw, Haw! Nature plays jokes on some Pro libitionists by giving them red loses, and fate plays jokes on some if them by giving them queer lames. All of which to preface the nformation that Fuller Nail, of 21izabcthtown, Ky., is a Prohibi ionist. * What's the Fare to Bellefontaine ? NOTICE To the Public in General: That on and after January 22, 917, that I will conduct an open nd non-exclusive barber shop. J. I. HICKS. ? ?(Ad. in Bellefontaine Examiner) Warizel! Green I've quit eating meat. Brown?Doctor's orders? Green?No, banker's orders. By Hek! A farmer living near Marinette, . /Is., came to town in his High- - ower Henry and got very drunk f id ran into one of those Iron things scd in small towns as substitutes >r traffic cops. Ho was arrested ad fined $1. He paid the fine, and lid to the Judge: "You are a fine unch here. You might hev known lat if you put that dcrn thing right ^ \ ? In the middle of the street some one would run Into It." Names Is Names Carrie Dcdmnn lives at Lawrence burg, Ky. Our Daily Special Well-Olled Tongues Cause Most of The Friction In Life. Luke McLuke Says The best way to be happy, though married, Is to pay the freight and let your wife run the home. We laugh at the ostrich. Then we close our eyes to our own faults ind imagine that other people are actually blind. Women. Chinese laundry tickets and doctor's prescriptions are three things that a man can't fathom. One thing we like about a fat man is that when he is in a din ing room lie weara his napkin the same way he wears it in n barber chop. Don't imagine that it is generosi ty that makes the average man give himself away. Some men would rather spend their time hunting for jobs than go lo work. One half the world doesn't seem '.o understand that It is nono of its business how the other half lives. Consider the Postage Stamp. It ! knows that the way to get there is to stick on the job. Many a man who brags about his wonderful command of language doesn't know how to say "No" at the right time. When a man can't make a state ment without wanting to bet on it, it is a sign that he is a liar. What has become of the old-1 fashioned Mother who hoped that i her son would be a Minister when he| ;rew tip? The only time sonic men make a noise In the world Is when they are cound asleep. If it had been the Prodigal Hus band who returned Instead of the Prodigal Son he would have received i roast instead of a fatted culf. There is the making of a future financier in the small hoy who sella i bite from his apple for two "mlm mles" and then turns the worm hole in the apple for the purchaser to lite from. And what lias become of the old fashioncd man who used to go to he barber shop for a bath every Saturday night? We are all unselfish enough to let the other fellow have anything that we have no use for. A lot of these stiffs who go to icar lectures on "The Influence or ?Vomcn As Applied to Practical Gov ernment" should be at home dem onstrating the "Influence of u Broom as Applied to the Floor." THE EMPIRE'S classifieds pay. ' t FLASHLIGHTS j J. ** ' **. What has become of the old-fash ioned bartender who took pride in his profession? Another way to tell that a girl is getting grown Is because she is de veloping corns on her toes. One reason why a young man can afford to buy a ring for his sweet heart's finger is because he doesn't have to buy anything for her feet. Personally we are very progres sive, but we decline to pay as much i for a modern egg as we used to give for a cocoatnut. Maybe you also have noticed that when a woman has pretty feet she never sits on both at the same time. ASKED TO CUT DOWN FOOD. ROME, Feb. 0.?Italians are asked to eat 1.76 ounces less of bread or paste and 0.9 ounce less of meat each day, In an address which Mini ster Binnchi has Just delivered to the country. Minister Blanch! de clared all Italians should adopt the war diet immediately In order to help the nation achieve victory in its war against the Central Powers. #HE EMPIRE?All the News All the Time, When It Is News. f* " | |~ | N Your Home Bank Keep your money on deposit In your OWN HOMfe BANK. The funds of this bank are used in holping the business interests of YOUR COM MUNITY. The prosperity of this Bank is tied up with the prosperity of all the merchants and deal ers of our own neighborhood. This Bank offers you a service equal In security and accommodation to that of any Bank, no matter where. OLDEST BANK IN ALASKA The B. M. Befirends Bank JUNEAU, ALASKA juneau Junk Go. Dealers In All Kinds of Junk Brass, Copper, Rubber, Manila Rope, Sacks, all kinds of Machin- 1 ery, Bottles, Rags, Paper and Clothing. Near City Dock. Phone 434 Free Delivery Phone 386 p HEIDELBERG I Lienor Go. Free Concert Every Evening I 7 Till 12 RAINIER BEER on Draught and Bottled | Mail Orders a Specialty QaSBHBHBHBSBBT/' wftM[2tnwPC?? _jj 11111111111111111111111111 i 11111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 i 11! 1111 tl 1111111.11M 1 S35.00=MEN>S SUITS?S35 00 1 New samples- of woolens have arrived, and upon receipt of E1 E goods of same suits will be made for $35 for men, and ladies' E = suits for $45. E = For the next thirty days, DRESS SUITS will be made a spc- E = cialty at $85, including white silk vest. E, = The above quotations arc the lowest prices these suits can E = be made for. E E Juneau, Alaska F. WOLLAND | TiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiTi Illllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll There are TYPEWRITERS ?: and then TYPEWRITERS ? Some are cheap at $100.00 and E somo are expensive at any price. E | . Protect Yourself with "Remington = j < Quality'' "Remington Service" and E' "Remington Guarantee." REMINGTON TYPEWRITER S COMPANY , = Maloney Bldg. Juneau, Alaska E I. E. FISHER. Alaska Representative = t Phone 289 ? ?l miiiimmiiiiniiimii 111111111111111:111111 n FINE POULTRY F~ir j Full lino frcah nnd curort mcata?Government Impeded. Try our Wild Rooo Lard v Frye-Bruhn Market. "2^"' ; . ! Alaskan Hotel A. T. SPATZ, Manager. _/'0 f PROFES SI ON A I a ? c jnj J ?; DR. I. 0. SLOANE Office Phone?18 House Phone?297 i: a a? p DR. P. J. MAHONE 412 Goldstein Bldg., Of. Phone 822; House Phone 823 Juneau - - Alaska ;; ?a la p HARRY C. DEVIGHNE, M.D. Rooms 2, 3, 4, Malony Bldg. Juneau, Alaska Office 2302 :Phones: Res. 2303 I" i: a a DR. LEONARD P. DAWES Surgeon and Physician Office First Nat. Bank Bldg. Hours 10 to 12m.; 1 to 4; and 7 to 9 p. m. Phone, 2602; Res., 2C03. | a a. + 4 WILLIAM PALLISTER, M.D. Physician and Surgeon Specialist In the treatment of [ diseases and deformities of the eye and ear, nose an 1 throat Glasses fitted. Office I Juneau General Hospital. Phone 500 \* 4 ' j * ? D. J . H I C K E Y Pharmacist Doran's Prescription Pharmacy I 'Phone 3. 113 Second Ave. + ? | a a DR H. VANCE Room 5 and 6 Maloney Bldu Seward Street OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIAN Office Hrs. 9 to 13, 1 to 6, 7 to C 1 Phone 295 House Phone 1404 is ? a I I .j + Phone 453. DR. MARTIN DAMOURETTE Physician and Su/geon | Microscopic and Bacteriological j Examinations San Francisco Bakery Block, j I ! 4 + ?. 1 Phono 176. WHITE <L JENNE Dentists Valentine Bldg. Juneau ? -4 * 4 I DR. E. H. KASER DENTIST 1 and 3 Goldstein Building Phone 56. Hours 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. j *?zznz 4 :: (I I CHARLES A. REYNOLDS Attorney Suite 1606-8 Hogc nuildlng Seattle - ? - Wash. n n A. HOWARD PETERSON Architect Room 1, Valentine Bldg. Phone 447 ::: O ?> <t ; MISS ALBRECHT, Osteopath I Swedish Massage. Medical Gym nasties. Expert treatment given In all cases requiring massage , diet and mechanical therapeu tics. Rooms 410 Goldstein Build- j 1 Ing. Phone 2S2. t, 4 n M S. SUTTON Architect 113 Decker Building: Phone 111, Juneau, Alaska , ? * I KAZIS KRAUCZUNAS LAWYER Juneau office?Hotel Zynda. j Office 403 Lyons BIdg. Seattle | !? * y 4 H. F. ERWIN, Land Attorney Goldscln Bldg., Juneau, Alaska | Practice before the U. S. Land office and-Departmcnt of the In terior in land and mineral mat ers exclusively. ? + E. RENFER, Graduate Chiropodist! Havo your corns, callouses, bun- j Ions, Ingrowing toenails treated ] at your homo. Treatment given in all cases requiring massage. Box 1213. Phone 286. * L ?+ Artistic oil, pastel or water col or portraits painted from photo graphs by ITenry Harcourt, grad uate of tho Beaux-Arts of Paris at very moderate rales. For samples phone 286 or P. 0. Box 1213. ? ' ? EMPIRE ads hare thousands of aders.