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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
JOHN W. IROY - ■ Editor and Manager Published every even It •» . xcept R • nday by the BMPIRE PRINTING COMPANY, at Second and Main Streets, Juneau, Alask Entered as second class matter November 7, 1912 at the postoftice at Juneau, Alaska, under the Act of March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Delivered by carrier in Juneau, Douglas, Treadwell and Thane for $1.00 per month. Ey mail, postage paid, at the following rates: One year, in advance. ■lix months, in advance. 6-00 Three months, in advance .. 2.60 One month, in advanc . t.00 ADVERTISING ATES ON APPLICATION Subscribers will co ?er a favor if they will prompt y notify the Lusiness office of any failure or irregu a.-ity in the delivery of their papers. Authorized Local Agents Douglas and Treadwell, Guy Smith; Thane, L. 0. Peabody; Perseverance, R. 0. Egeland. Telephone for Editorial and business Offices, 374 MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatthes credited to It or not otherwire credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. CIRCULATION GUARANTEED TO BE MORE THAN DOUBLE THAT OF ANY OTHER ALASKA NEWSPAPER. GERMANY'S REPLY On its face the reply of Germany to President Wilson’s questions is a complete acceptance of the principles the President has laid down as a basis for a just peace among the the nations engaged in war, principles which have met with the favor of our hu ropean Allies. But that does not mean that peace is at hand now, though it may mean that peace is not far off. Germany made promises to the United StateB ’in connection wiih her submarine warfare, and she broke them as soon as she was prepared to do so and believed thai she could do it with im punity. She occupies Belgium now because she regarded her signed and sealed national word as no more than a "scrap ol paper,” when it was to her interest in a military sense so to consider it. Her reply and all her peace corresponds nee would quick ly become a part of her peculiar war strategy if she could make it so. Let Ld many gain the advantage that is now with the \ilies and her piesent profes sion would be forgotien in an%instant. The Allies cannot afford to and /we may rest assured that President Wilson will not take any thing for granted in the dealings with the treacherous Hun government. It is not likely that the President will grant Germany an armistice unless it be on a basis that will permit the Allies to retain the advantages, that are theirs by virtue of the circumstances of war, in the event that further negotiations may fail to result in peace. But the chtnces are that if such guaranties are asked for they will be forthcoming. Germany is de feated and she knows it. She knows that further lighting will result in greater disaster to her arms. She knows that great losses—losses that will greatly reduce her military strength—will be the price of a retreat of hep am s from France and Belgium. Her accomplices are already defeated. Bulgaria may now be classed as pro-Ally. Turkey is lost to her, and will be pro-Ally if wanted. Russia can help her in no way. She is facing a war with famine— fightintg to live. Therefore, Germany stands alone, and she is surrounded by a cordon of steel. The circle is growing smaller daily. The end must be surrender or destruction, sooner or later. Germany has probably determined that it will be surrender, and that soon. In the meantime, the American pepni.> may rest with the assurance that the interest of this coun try and her Allies and the cause of civilization are in the keeping of safe and patriotic hands. No man understands the situation better than the Pres ident, and none is more capable of dealing with it. The war is still on, and it is the duty of Americans to oversubscribe the Liberty Bond issue. The Kaiser is on his knees bogging. The best way to keep him there is to oversubscribe the Liberty Iatan. Let th^t be oversubscribed and the Kaiser will go as far for peam as i, .s asked to go. WILSON'S TRIBUTE 10 THE NEGRO. In commuting the i ten< of 10 of 16 negro soldiers convicted in Hie courts martial grow ing out of the Houston riots, President Wilson said: I desire the clemency here ordered to be a recognition of the splendid loyalty of the race to which these soldiers belong and an inspiration to the people of that race to further zeal and service to the country of which they are citizens, and for the liberties of which so many of them are now bravely bearing arms at the very front of great fields of ^ittle. No fine? or more deserve ! tribute has been paid fhc valor of the negro soldier or the patriotism and loyalty of the negro civilian in this war. It was the appearance of American soldiers in France and their participation in the fighting that ^ut heart into the Allied armies. It was that which put that sinking feeling into the Hun stomachs. An I oversubscription of the Fourth Liberty Loan will give more courage to the Allies and add weight tc the German gloom. A RED LETTER DAY. October 12, 1918, was a red letter day. It was Liberty day in the United States, the 426th anni versary of the discovery of America; it was the day that the Kaiser humbled himself, permitted the ad mission that the people of Germany are entitled to voice in determining the fate of Germany, and con sented that peoples everywhere should be permitted to settled the questons of their nationality for them selves, and many other things. The day was appropriately observed throughout the United States, including Juneau. UNDOING WICK-MADE DAMAGE. It is illustrative of the Wickersham idea of polities that Delegate Sulzcr has had to intercede with the Interior Department to undo positive injury to the Territory resulting from Judge Wiekorsham’s cam paign of misrepresentation. Judge Wickersham alarmed prospectors and miners and others by his oft repeated declaration that the resolution dominat ing the nAessity of assessment work on mining claims for 1917 and 1918 was void. Delegate Sulzer was appealed to by those interested, and he wired to the Interior Department and got a reply from Assistant Secretary of the Interior Vogelsang which quickly and effectively demonstrated that Wickersham was simply talking for votes and was careless of the injury he was doing. SERBIA HAS HER CAPITAL. No item of news that has been received in a long time is more pleasing than the announcement that the Allies have occupied Nish, the capital of Serbia. Dittle Serbia is again coming into her own. She has fought a long battle, and one that will do down in history among the stories of heroism. No people ever showed a willingness to fight and die for their faith, their country and their honor more clearly and with less flinching. No people ever deserved victory more.* None ever had to pay more for it. And none ever gained sweeter success. The stories of Serbia and Belgium in this great war of wars will be an inspiration to men as long as civilization continues on the face of the earth. Austria and Turkey have notified Germany that (hey will accept President's Wilson's peace terms w'hethc-r Germany does or not. Which means that Germany has fought for more than four years only finally to stand alone and friendless among all the nations of the world. If the German people are worthy of freedom, the Kaiser is done for. Me can never account to them ior more than four years of death and destruction and the certainty of as many decades of burdensome taxes. At least the Kaiser has been compelled to give approval lo a declaration by his Chancellor that he speaks for the people of Germany rather than for his Emperor, who so often has declared, “I am the State.’ ’ It is a question whether Belgians or Serbians are getting most enjoyment out of the recent turn of events. The Sulzer Game Bill. (Valdez Miner.) Delegate Sulzer for the past year has been attempt ing to get the game laws changed so as to allow the miner and prospector to use game killed in sea son out of season. As the law now stands a party having game in their possession during the closed season is liable to arrest and imprisonment. A man killing two or three moose or caribou the first of the season must dispose of the meat by the time the sea son cuds. To remedy this was our Delegate’s endeav or. James Wickersham, Dr. Hornaday and Theodore Roosevelt blocked this legislation by telling the com mittee it was only a subterfuge to slaughter game by pot hunters. Mr. Wickersham even went so far as to state to the committee that there were less than 5,000 caribou left in the Territory, which, of course, made Messrs. Roosevelt and Hornaday, who are heads of the game preservation (for tourists) League, froth at the mouth with sympathy fbf the slaughtered game. With the tremendous opposition to the bill coming from these influential game hogs. Alaska’s Delegate was forced to abandon the attempt to pass the bill for the time being. Mr. Roosevelt has killed tons of meat to where the average Alaskan has killed pounds. The ex-Fres ident has been in the van of the big game hunters from the days of the bison down to the present time. Dr. Hornaday is a learned ignoramus who is about as well acquainted with condltioi s in Alaska as lie is with a workingman’s Sunday dinner. Both, look at the question purely from the standpoint of the sportsman, which is inimical to the interests of the settlers of a country. Rather than see a game ani mal suffer the Colonel would pickle its body for pos terity/ The. prospector who kills for food is a law breaker because he has none o* the finer instincts of the sportsman in his nature and may knock a "loose in the head with an axe or bite it in the heel, if lie can secure it for his depleted larder The difference between the hunter and the sports man has caused these gentlemen to become obssessed with the idea that their special mission in life is to tel) Alaskans how to save the big game in the coun try, or at least to save it until it can be killed by licensed sportsmen from the big sporting centers of the l.'ast, W (> do not believe there is an Alaskan today who would kill more game than he could use, or would kill lor the mere sake of killing. After a man has roamed the wilds of this great commonwealth for several years he realizes the necessity of preserving his food supply, and is careful to see that it is not driven out of his district by indiscriminate shooting. The only object to be attained by blocking Delegate •Sulzcr’s bill by the opposition created, was to prevent Mr. Sulzer from being instrumetal In bringing up leg islation beneficial to the Territory and Its citizens. A dispatch received the past week from Dawson esti mate the caribou herds in that vicinity at 35,1.110. This is bht a small portion of the district rovered by 'h”Bt noble animals. In the vicinity of Circle there ate equally as many. The only fresh meat to be ob tained in many camps Ir the interior is game, it dorr not matter how the animal is killed or who kills it, the meat serve*'Its purpose in feeding the men who are developing the country; the trail blazers and t ne pioneers of the Territory. An) millionaire in the liait can come to Alaska and kill more game in a month than an Alaskan could get in a year, because the latter has little time to hunt and hunting in this country is expensive. The mil lionaire kills for trophies, the Alaukau fo; meat. Which man’s opinion on the subject cf game prei ervaiiou should receive the most consideration? llindenburg's advice to the German people—“Be lard"—will not feed them or furnish new reser.’t-s for their armies.—(New York World.) Fuller Sunk Says’ \^\l||4*HEL/v\ ! ufper' ' v f J r r ■■■ j b» *••*»*" rman lac Crwi »*•»• *«** '*"•* • - -i gt - * *—** DLJVf War Saving Stamps and helj ° writ© Wilhelm’s Swan Song. BITS OF BY - PLAY By Luke McLuke ■i~l l ■ Copyright by Cincinnati Enquirer Bless Her Heart She weaVs tier waist so very low, We wonder how far she will go. At that, the dead girl wouldn't vex us, If she displayed her solar plexus. OhI "It says here that the amount of. conscience money returned to the Government is not one tenth what it used to be,” said the Old Fogey, as he looked up from the newspaper. “This shows that there is less steal ing, doesn’t it?” “Not necessarily,” replied the Old Grouch. "It may merely show that there is less conscience.” Nothing To Do He gets to work at nine or ten. And takes a little snooze; Or goes out for a paper, then He reads the daily news. He plays a game of solitaire He's always killing' time. Unless, perchance, some maiden fair Comes in and spends a dime. But customers are mighty few, Say five or six a day; He hasn’t got a thing to do But pass the time away. So all day long he’ll sit and fan, Or snore, with ballltiioscd eyas; yor he is clerking for a man Who doesn’t advertise. Paw Knoks Everything Willie—Paw, what is the irreducible minimum? Paw—The pork in a can of pork and beans, my 8on.f, In the Trenches The British Tommy never runs, He's loyal to his duties; When he’s not busy killing Huns, He’s busy killing cooties. A Wonder A funny man is Mr. Whizz. And he deserves a crown; He never brags that his dog is The smartest dog in town. Mean Brute! "I read somewhere the other day that there is enough phosphorus in , I 'ThC’window op* at PROiwiweMT' Insurance Co* MAS t A SWELL PLACE v To see All The Parades 'until 1 ThCV ~ ~ went — = AMO 5 POT A^ = U66RXy.= BOND SiGn iw -* frowt; OF IT. «• 0 [WOVAJ- ALTV?GEThEJ? \ LAOS-1 One Tvajo Threis l -- i— ^~=~ The, kai5erH_ THE FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN For the fourth time our Government asks the public for funds with which to prosecute the war. The amount is larger than any previous loan, because of the growing cost of the war. Our overseas army approximates one million seven hundred thousand men. Food, guns munitions, trans portation and the necessary attendant costs mount into the billions. The strain of war is upon us. We now have a realizing sense of the present and impending loss In men and money, the necessity for service and sacrifice, for economy and patriotic devotion. In order that the lives of our army abroad may be saved, the suffering of the sick and wounded ameliorated, there must be an unbroken flow of guns, mu nitions and army equipment, of food, medicine and hospital supplies. To insure this uninterrupted flow in sufficient volume the Government needs the funds it asks for. Taxes, in as great volume as is deemed prudent, are Im posed upon all men and all industries with uniformity and fairness. By the selective draft the personal military bur den is imposed upon all of military age and fitness with uniformity Md impartiality. When it comes to the placing of Government bonds, the matter of subscription is volun tary. Subscription, however, is a privilege as well as a patriotic duty and involves making a safe investment at a fair rate of interest. It is our duty as citizens to make this loan a success and it is our pleasure to offer you, gratuitously, the facili ties of The B. M. Behrends Bank in making subscriptions and to pledge you our very best service in carrying out your in structions. TERMS OF PAYMENT 10% Cash with Application. 20% November 21st, 1918. 20% December 19th, 1918. 20% January 16th, 1919. 30% January 30th, 1919, with accrued interest to date of payment. THE B. M. BEHRENDS BANK JCNEAU, ALASKA a woman’s bady to make eight thou sand boxes of matches,” remarked Mrs. Gabb. “Huh,” replied Mr. Gabb, “no won der you are always flaring up.” Names Is Names M. T. Leggs lives at Mt. Lock hart, Tennessee. Our Dally Special A Square Man Never Gets Cor nered. Luke McLuke Says Women wear pretty clothes to please the men. Hut they seldom wear them to pleaRe the men who have to pay for them. Every man is a good deal of a liar when he starts to tell his sons about the hard times he had when he was a boy. Every time you hand a man Borne free advice he has someone to cuss out and blame his failures on. In every small town there is a tough old backslider who likes to point with pride to the fact that Tommy Brown was the worst boy in town. Is now a preacher; and that Willie Green, who was the best boy in Sunday school, is now in the Pen. ADVERTISED LETTERS. (Ic t)ue on Advertised eLtters) Letters remaining uncalled for in the Post Office at Juneau, Alaska, Oct. 11, 1918. Parties wishing same should call for “advertised letters” and give date of list. Bishop .James G. (postal), Nils Brodesen, Berdie Gateway, Tony F'lengus, Geo. Grubick, Ruth Hayes, Sarah Jackson, John McClung (3), Monrcw and McClatment, John Mit chell, Ben Myer, Hieronymus Nero, A. C. Oas (postal), Mrs. Anna Roy, J. Sutherland, Henry Schneider, F’loyd Wright (postal). BILLS OF SALE RECORDED Bills of sale have been received at the Customs House for the follow ing boats: The "Hiawatha" to William Brooks by Charles Knapp at Ketchikan. The “Regis” from Nooksack Pack ing Company to the Alaska Sanitary Packing Company. PROFESSIONAL Dr, L, 0, Sloant OflM 7kiu~i| K#bm rkou—W i Dr. P. J. Mahon* 411 GoUitda 114*. Mm Fh.ll. BM Hw.i Fliana HI JINIAI ... ALASKA ! Capt. Hairy C. DeVighn* M. C. 144th Field Artillery American Expeditionary ForcM .Via New York, N. Y. Dr. Leonard P. Dawes HMION AND PHYSICIAN Offloa 1st Nafl Bank Bits. Hears It ta It mi 1 ta «i ant 7 ta t a. m. OffiM attr-PHONES—Rea. Mtt Valentine Bldg. Phone 176 Drs. White and Jenne Dentiats Juneau, Alaska Drs. Kaser & Freeborger Bentiiti 1 and I Ooldataln Olda PHONO II Maura I a. m. ta I a. at. Miss Albrecht 08TE0PATH Swedish Massage, Medical Gym nastics. Expert treatment given In all cases requiring massage, diet and mechanical therapeutics. 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