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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. Jnneau. Alaska. Entered as second-class matter November 7. 1912. et the postofflce at Juneau, Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1&79. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Delivered by carrier in Juneau, Douglas. Treadwell and Thane for 51.00 per month. By mall, postage paid, at the following rates: One year, in advance, 310.00 Clx months, in advance 6.00 Three months, in advance 2.50 Ono 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, 374 CIRCULATION OVER 2.000 DAILY SWORN CIRCULATION STATEMENT FOR THE WEEK ENDING MARCH 3rd, 1917. The daily average circulation of THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE for the week ending March 3rd, 1917. was 2,209 copies. The circulation for each day of the week follows: Monday 2.246 Tuesday 2.230 Wednesday 2.260 Thursday 2.160 Friday 2,162 Saturday 2.175 Total 13,253 The foregoing is a true and correct statement of the daily circulation of THE ALASKA OAILY EM PIRE for the week ending March 3rd. 1917. W. E. BURFORD, Circulation Manager. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 5th day of March. 1917. J NO. R. WINN. Notary Public. My commission expires Oct. 21, 1919. THE ALASKA DEMOCRATIC PARTY Circumstances are making it plain that the politi cal organization that is best situated to serve Alaska at the present time i3 the Democratic party of the Territory. And this statement is made without any feeling of partisanship. It is said from a standpoint which contends that the only legitimate excuse for the existence of political parties is public service. It is said from a viewpoint which recognizes that party success in not in itself a legitimate end for effort. It is said. also, without any reference to the position oi the Democratic and Republican parties on National issues. We mean just what we say. and for the pur pose of this thought, only what we say. The Demo cratic party of Alaska is best situated of all political organizations within the Territory for service to Alaska. me Democratic party or Alaska i; tlie only politi cal organization of the Territory that now stands unit edly for constructive and orderly progressive govern ment for the Territory and the only one that possesses a sufficient degree of unity of purpo.'.o an.1 cohesion to be efficient. It is the only party with an active organization in ail the Divisions which stand for the same thing?the progressive development of the Ter ritory. It is the only party that Is in harmony with the administration that controls the Nation and has the destiny of Alaska within its keeping. The Wickersham party stands for office for Wick crsham and. incidentally, offices for Wickershamites and for revenge against persons, parties, localities, factions and business interests which interfere in any way with the delivery of votes needed to give them the desired offices. It is r.ot making progress. It is trying to tear down and not to build up. It is fighting the same institutions, the same conditions, the same people?plus those upon whom it seeks revenge for defeats and minus those who have capitulated and are giving it support?that it was fighting eight years ago. It has applied no remedies. It has attempted to apply none. The times have passed it and it is looking backward. The Republican party is helpless. It is fighting for its life. It is striving to prevent itself from being swallowed whole by Wickershamites who never voted a Republican ticket in the Territory and who tried to swallow the Democratic party two years ago. What the Republicans would be able to do if they should succeed in saving their party from the attempt of the Wickershamites as the Democratic party saved itself from a similar attempt, we have no means of know ing. It is sufficient to say that however great may be its potentialities it is helpless to serve progress effic iently at this time. j AID THE BELGIANS ( Juneau, as the greatest city of the mining Terri- J tory of Alaska, should aid the famous Rocky Mountain j Club of New York, organize 1 by Western mining men and still containing among its membership many of ' our great mining men and other prominent Western ' citizens, in raising a fund for the aid of Relgium and t the good name of Americans. The United States has 1 always been first among the countries of the world t in aiding those in distress at home and abroad. The 1 Belgians believe her to be aiding them more than q any other country now. Let us help make this repu- t tation good. r There can be no doubt about the need of the Belgians. When Herbert C. Hoover, one of the world's greatest mining engineers, says that 10.000,000 Belgians and French within the German lines are being saved from starvation by charity, and that many of them a are getting but one meal a day. we know that it is x true. It is not a question about who is responsible r< for this condition. The condition exists and it is f' the duty of those who can afford it to aid in its alle- " viation. 3] Juneau ladies are taking the matter in hand, and o there should bo general co-operation with them. Xo 1 one is asked to contribute more than he can afford, jj' but those who feel that they can afford anything, no ^ matter how much or how little, should make the con- si tribution. And if the ladies should overlook any one A who would like to make a contribution to the fund, jjj he should send the money that he would like to give to B. L. Thane. All of it will reach the Belgian relief committee if that is done. th HANGING THEMSELVES There la an old saying; that If you give a calf enough rope It will hang Itself. At the caucus last night Senators Qaustad and Hubbard claimed that there were five Republicans in the Territorial Senate, and then Senator Gaustad proceeded to attack the Republican organization in Alaska?particularly re ferring to the Republican organization In the First Division and calling Senator Sundback a "standpat" Republican. At the same time Senator Hubbard at tacked the Republican organization of the Third Di vision and asserted that the election of the Democrat ic Legislative ticket In that Division last fall was due to the circumstance that the Republicans had nom inated a ticket to run against the Progressive Demo cratic ticket, the ticket of the party that had elected him to office two years before. In other words these Senators claimed the distinction of representing the Republican party in the Legislature and at the same time exercised the privilege of condemning the party in at least three of the four Divisions of the Terri tory and the general party organization. Verily, the Wickershamites are proving that they are Wickershamites and not Republicans. We are inclined to believe that Senator Suther land's charge last night that men were "railroaded" to the penitentiary in the Fourth Division was the re sult of anger and a natural partisanship that causes him to make extravagant and undignified accusations in heated partisan campaigns. That it is uu thinkably untrue he knows, and we do not believe that he would make the charge in a moment of calm. The attempt to make it appear that Democrats have held up the organization of the Senate and caused a deadlock is childish. As Senator Ronan has pointed out one-half or the Republican representation in the Senate?Senator Sundback?and the Democrats have been acting together. The other half of the | Republican representation?Senator Ileckman?and the j Wickershamites have been acting together. ' If the "Democratic machine" in the Fourth Di | vision is what Senator Sutherland says of it it is a j strange thing that the Democrats carried the Division ! for Senator Sulzer. elected Speaker Iless and re-clect j od Representative Burns, chairman of the Democratic i Territorial Central committee. | Whenever Mexicans are pressed for something to ' do they take a Sunday off and re-elect Gen. Carranza I President. Why Austria should have troubled to send an Ambassador is not very clear. ADMIT ANOTHER DIVISION* NECESSARY (Anchorage Times) A general term of the District Court for this Ju dicial Division has been called to convene March 3. The grand ami petit jury lists for this term have been drawn. And in the grand and petit Jury lists as pub ; lished. there is not the name of a single Invldidual that resides in Anchorage, by far the most populous community in the entire Division. We can go still further, and say that the name of not a single indiv idual that resides in the entire Cook Inlet country appears on either the grand or petit jury. The reason is plain. The Cook Inlet country is too remote from the present headquarters in this Judicial Division. Here is an admission of the fact by the court officials themselves. The Times is not commenting on the omission of names on the jury lists from this part of Alaska because we complain of such omission, not withstanding the law comprehends that jurors shall be chosen from among residents of the entire district. Our comment is for the purpose of showing the vital need of another Judicial Division in Alaska, with \u chorage as the court headquarters. And about the best argument that has yet been produced on such necessity, is the recent action of the present court of ficials. who. because of our remoteness, thought it in advisable to include on the jury lists residents of the Cook Inlet country. If we are too far removed from ; the present court headquarters to participate in a gen eral term of tte District Court, there is need of an other Division so we may participate. We are relying upon the legal fraternity to take the initiative in this important matter. It is up to them to take the lead and the remainder of us will follow. OIL FLELDS SHOULD DE TESTED (Anchorage Times) There is petroleum in the Matanuska Valley, the Susitna valley and the Nclchina country, but under the conditions now maintaining, the oil lands are with drawn from entry, and no regulations have as yet been perfected with respect to the leasing system that will, in time, open the oil lands to the public. Just why these oil lands arc not opened, the same as the coal lands, we are not advised. It ought not to re quire any great length of time for the department of the interior to adopt somo method by which these lands may be opened and developed, if they are worth developing. As we said before, oil is native to these regions, as disclosed by surface showings, the prox imity of coal areas, the formations of shale and sand atone. Now, no one knows whether petroleum, which is crude oil, exists in commercial quantities. That fact can alone be determined by drill tests and there , is no use of making drill tests, under present condi tions when the person making the test does not know ' whether or not he will be able to enjoy the fruit of 1 his labor. But if these oil lands were opened, under some reasonable plan, there are plenty of men right 1 In this town who would be willing to put a few hun dred dollars apiece, make a drill test at some favor- \ ible point and determine if oil really exists in paying ( quantities. And if it should be found in paying quan tities. Anchorage would be some metropolis. There 11 ire no booms that exceed an oil boom. Fortunes are iiade over night. It may not be generally known, but it is a fact 1 icvertheless that the Standard Oil Company has made Irill tests and found oil on the west shore of Cook a inlet. This was done years ago, way back in the nine- t lies. An oil well was found. The shaft wa3 destroyed. v >ut the big oil company, not wishing to operate it at hat time, got patent to the land, and title rests with hem. v Having some knowledge of oil formations, The fl rimes is thoroughly convinced that petroleum is na- a ive to this country and that drill tests alone arc leeded to reveal oil wells. w COGENT REASONS 11 (Nome Nugget) u The Juneau Empire has broached the question of tl division of Alaska into two congressional districts nd has been echoed by other coast papers. The ic easons for the division are rather indefinitely stated > be that the coast sections are increasing rapidly f. 1 population while the interior divisions by yrhich s meant the Second and Fourth are either standing u till or retrograding, and secondly a dissimilarity f geographic, climatic, and industrial conditions. " hese are cogent reasons to a certain extent, for the tl jast and interior certainly have different interests, tl ifferent ambitions, and different needs. Two Dele- n< stes in Congress each representing a compact con- st ituency is certainly to be desired. But will not of laska have to increase her population considerably jfore she is entitled to a second Congressional 01 elegate? nc One thing is undisputed?Ambassador Gerard beat n< le Kaiser to Paris.?(New York Herald.) Fuller Bank Says? BernFouov/epw 'fMxS PRIVATE detectives would be nil rlllht If you didn't linvo to hire prlvato de tectives to tvutch them. f ; BITS OF BY-PLAY By Luke McLuke Copyright by Cincinnati En qulror. . j A Wonder. lie is a very clever man, I speak of William Bill; Ho is so clever that ho can Tell just when to keep still. Mean Cuss. "Don't you think that love should should be classed as an unprevent able disease?" asked Miss Oldgirl. Yes," replied Mr. Oldbach, "But it is not incurable." Some Fish We never saw a lish wade. But you can see W'aid Fish in McCon nellsvillo, Ohio. Gosh! Edwardsburg, Mich., must be quite an agricultural community. Both Clover Hay and O. LI. Turnip seed live there. A Hoggish Trick. Sheriff Ham, of Gainesville, Tex., has?- arrested W. R. Shoat, of that eity, for stealing, a pig from n farmer named J. L. J lock. I Oh. Look Who's Here! Ursic Asid. that's his real name, lives at Butte, Mont., an wants to ? set into the Club. But where tha Hek arc we gonnfv put him? The Wise Fool. "You can't get ahead by going backward," observed the Sage. "Did you ever row a boat?" j asked the Fool. Fooey! , B. Blue, of South Plymouth, Ohio,; has been elected President of the i( Pessimist's division of the Club, j; Oitch. The Vindicator has been frozen . ? up for a week. The cylinder head j * to our gasoline engine froze and1 burst and ye editor tilled up andi' froze over, so please excuse our late j and gaudy appearance.?(Montgom- 1 cry Vindicator.) i Names Is Names. j, 0. C. Strait lives in Cincinnati. c Our Daily Special. Taking Them Up in Your Arms Is One Way To Raise Chickens. ^ c Luke McLuke Says V If you are unpopular there must 1 be a reason for it. Maybe you try to mopolize the conversation. '? One good thing about Mitldle Age ' Is that when a man has reached Vl it, he is so used to disappointments s that he doesn't mind them. We hate to sec it, and we hate 0 to say it. But too many modern ?' Mothers are merely slaves to tyrnn- s' nical and sassy children. It takes a mighty good loser to ? ose without hanging out an alibi. Our own belief is that if George Vashington had been a golf play ?r he wouldn't have acquired such i m jmh.uiuii iur vtTtti'uy. The man who brags that he is lis own master seldom exercises he privilege of bossing himself. A man can wear a white shirt nil conceal the fact that he chews obacco. But he can't wear white whiskers and get away with it. Ever notice how mad the man ,-ho hasn't set foot in his church or ton years gets when he hears ny one knocking his Church? Another cinch bet is that the man ?hose expenses arc being paid is oing to make them higher than ' he had to pay them .himself. Every man can recall a time hen he was so close to death that ic doctors gave him up. Why do they say that nobody ? ives a fat man? There are more lin men who would like to be it than there arc fat men who is ould like to bo thin. 's We are living too fast. The lux- no ries of yesterday often become mu ic necessities of today. But, on set le well known other hand, the Ply jcessitics of yesterday in some in- tro anccs have become the luxuries '"S today. Said instances being eggs, lions and potatoes. It Is a remarkable home that docs >t need a Peace Conference every >w and then. Most of us never think of cast- ? ing our bread on the water until it is too stalo to do any one any pood. FLASHLIGHTS. ? (Detroit Free Press.) It's the children in the house that makes owning a dog a real pleas ure. The worst form of ignorance is not knowing enough to keep still. Envy Is not a fault when it is purring a man to be as good as the best in his community. Man is the only only animal is willing to bet money on the things he knows the least about. The trouble with with most folks is that they imagine happiness to be something tliey are some day going to And and a thing that couldn.t possibly be theirs to-day. SERVIGESOF SUFFRAGISTS ARE OFFERED Two Million Women To Be Ready To Aid the President in the Time of War. TO TRY ALL VOCATIONS Lists Being Prepared To1 Contain Names of Those To Work in Ail Ways. WASHINGTON", March S. - )By| nail)?At a mass meeting today ad lressed by Secretary of War Baker mi attended by Secretary of the rrea'ury McAdoo and Secretary of he Navy Daniels a tender of the icrvlces of 2,000.000 members of the National American Woman Suffrage Association wav made to the Prosi-, lent in the event of war. In a carefully prepared statement; in offer of definite war services vas made, the officers carefully stat ng that their pledge went no further han their authority cfver the 2,000-, 00 enrolled members of the asso-' iaiion. All women willing to ai.l the gov-j rnment will be listed by a central ommitteo with headquarters in Vasklngton. In the event of war i ?mployers will he iurnished the' ismcs and qualifications of women rho could enter munitions and other actorles. A second form of service pledged s education in practical fanning, lie association proposing to urge ,'omen to learn soil culture in all do rees, from farming to the cultlva* on of small gardens. Tho ability f the Red Cross to deal with hos-: ital work is recognized in the mcs-1 ige, but the suffragists offer their j do-opcration wherever it may bo val mble. Another offer of service for which women arc regarded as avuilnblo is the work of Americanizing foreign ers now in the United States. Secretary Baker, in his address dlscusscl the elimination of waste which the war in Kurope has effect ed. "Tlierc is no people so wasteful as wo are," ho said. Other speakers were Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the as sociation; Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, Honorary President, and Mrs. liar j riot Taylor Upton, of Ohio. PREDICTION MADE OF BIG FISH CATCH FOR NEXT SEASON SEATTLE, Mar. 5.?E. L. Whltto ; more, proprietor of the Overland ' hotel at Seward, Alaska, Alaska, who is an arrival at the Seattle, declares that the coming open sea son in Alaskan waters will prove the greatest as far as the llsh can ning and packing industry in th< North is concerned, that ever was noted on the Pacific coast, says tlx Post-Intelligencer. "Not only does Alaska anticipate the usual increase in the salmon pack, due to the fourth year cycle hut a much greater increase in Un packing and shipping of halibut and other fish will be noted when the tabulations for the season arc Alnclrn nno.wcou ,1 I,nil. but bank extending over a course of 250 miles, or from Montague isl and to Kodlak, which has hitherto been hut lightly fished for the rea son that there lias been no nieana of properly preparing the cuteh before conveying the fish to I'rlnce Rupert or Seattle, The San Juan Fishing Company is now completing the construction of their new plant at Seward, and as this enterprise is equipped to properly care for hali but, as well us to can and pack sal mon and other fish, the halibut fish ermen will be given an opportunity to prepare their catches for mar ket." Tlieif Similarity. "Philosophers and sneak thieves arc alike in one respect." "What is that?" "They both take an abstract view of things."?(Baltimore American.) Charles Melaner, the professional cleaner and dyer, is back on the job with facilities to handle anything in the cleaning and dye business. Call up 177 Capital Dye Works. 'Phone it to The Empire, No. 374. \ juneau junk Go. Dealers In Ail Kinds of Junk Crass, Copper, Rubber, Manila Rope, Sacks, all kinds of Machin ery, Bottles, Rags, Paper and Clothing. Near City Dock. Phone 434 ~ i I t PROFESSIONAL f i & I Dr. L. 0. Sloane Office Phone?18 House Phone?297 ?a Dr. P. J. Mahone 412 Goldstein Bldg. Office Phone 822 Houto -Phone 823 JUNEAU - ? - ALASKA :i a L SO ' Harry C. DeVighne, M.D. Rooms 2. 3. 4, Moloney Bldo. Office 2303?PHONES?Ret. 2303 , JUNEAU . . ? ALASKA :: '.J Dr. Leonard P. Dawes SURGEON AND PHYSICIAN Ofllco 1st Nnt'l Bank Bldg. Hours 10 to 12 m; 1 to 4; and 7 to 9 p. m. Office 2602?PHONES?Res. 2G03 :'~t:?T F William Pallister, M.D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Specialist In the treatment of diseases and deformities of the eye and ear, noso and throaL (jlasses fitted. Ofllcc Juneau Gen eral Hospital. Phone 500 :l Dr. R. Edward Smith Practice Limited to General Surgery, Olilcc and Hospital Cases. Office Hours 3 to 5 and 7 to 8 p. m. Phone 62 1 and U MALONEY BLK. | I " ? - ? ?? ? ?' ji D. J. Hickey i * PHARMACIST Doran's Prescription Pharmacy Phone 3 113 Second Ave. I ..i ? ? ? ? " *m Dr. H. Vance Rooms 5 and 6. Moloney Bldg. Seward Struct Osteopathic Physician omce Hr?. 3-12. 1-6- 7-3 Office 295?PHONES?Res. 1404 Phono 176 White & Jenne Dentists Valentine Bldg., Juneau :? ?J Dr. E. H. Kaser Dentist 1 and 3 Goldstein Oldg PHONE 60 Hours 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. ?' ? ? a Reynolds & Harroun LAWYERS Hoge Building SEATTLE - - ? WASH. A. Howard Peterson Architect Room 1, Valentine Building PHONE 447 Miss Albrecht Osteopath Swedish Miuimko, Medical Gym- , nasties. Export treatment given j In all cases requiring massage, I diet und nieclittnlcal therapeutics. ? Rooms 410, Goldstein Building I > PHONE 282 ;j M. S. Sutton Architect 113 Decker Building Phone 111, Juneau, Alaska I j' : il Kazis Krauczunas Lawyer Juncnu Office?Hotel Zynda Office 403 Lyons Bldg., Seattle ' is H. F. Erwin Land Attorney Goldstein Bldg., Juneau, Alaska Practice before the U. S. ..'.and Olllcc and Department of the In terior in land und mineral mat ters exclusively. la i'i i i mi i HP u 11 nun aw Free Delivery Phone 386 1 HEIDELBERG Ligfuor Co. Free Concert Every Evening; 7 Till 12 RAINIER BEER on Draught and Bottled Mail Orders a Specialty rwo IN ONE ? Tho EMPIRE'S y for everybody. The EMPIRE'S Is" keeps the housewife informed all sales and the news columns i right up to the minute on the ,'s news. HIE EMPIRE'S classifieds pay. Go-Carts and Solkys j; Our Spring stock has arrived and we are now showing a nice assortment of these necessities for tho kiddies. We are al30 showing a full lino of new designs in wall paper and would he pleased to show you our complete line of patterns an.l quoto prices. We have the most complete line ever carried !?.. in this city and the prices are reasonable. ; ~ ? m Juneau Hardware Co. PHONE 284 WE HAVE IT WE HURRY j THE FIRE IN THE GRATE famous in song and story. There a homcliko comfort In ono that other method can give. But you st have the right kind of coal to the right fire. Have U3 sup it and you'll never have any uble In starting the fire or keep It going. Femmer 8 Hitter Phono 114 t > THE OLDEST BANK IN ALASKA ?<B.M.BfflRENDSBANK Established 1801 Incorporated 1914 TOTAL RESOURCES Feb. 15, 1913 j iK7.977.65 Fob. 15, 1914 917,319.49 Feb. 15. 1913 940,603.96 Feb. 15. 191G 1,260,163.14 Feb. 15, 1917 1,620,844.08 '