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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
JOHN W. TROY - - - EDITOR AND MANAGER Published every evening except Sunday by tin1 KMl‘rK! PRINTING COMPANY al Second and Main Streets, Juneau, Alaska. _____ SUBSCRIPTION RATES delivered by carrier in Juneau. Douglas, Treadwell and Thane for $1.25 per month. Ry mail ; . Inge paid, at the following rates: One year in advance. $12.<>«: six months, in advance, $6.00: Sjrce nmntlis. in advance $:: on; one month, in advance, $125. Subscribers will cciifci a favor if they will promptly notify flic Business Office of any failure or irregularity in the de livery of their papers. ... Telephone for Editorial and Business Offices, MEf/BER OP ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the tise for epuhlieation of all news dispatches credited to il or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news pub lishod herein. __ (’IRCULATJON OP AU A NT E ED TO RF MORE TITAN DOl'BLE THAT < iK ANY OTHER ALASKA NEWSPAPER. ( ENTER OF POPULATION. The router of population of the United States lias continued Ms westward mure during the last ten years in spite of predictions to the contrary. The returns from the 1920 census from the large indus trial and metropolitan renters of the East came in first, and they showed Mich remarkable gains in population that it was declared by exports that for the first time since we began counting the people of the cot.tty;, .in 1790 the decennial census taken lust year wodld show the center of population moving eastward. However, the announcement, is made that | it lias continued coming toward the West. The great gains of California, Texas, Illinois and other Western Stales overbalanced the big gains in Detroit, Clevo land, Pittsburgh, Akron, New York and other cen ters of population which are east of the center. The first census, taken in 1790, found the center of population of the United Hiatts 23 miles east oi Baltimore. Since that time it has moved ever west ward, and in almost as straight line until it liar readied Western Indiana. While it has never varied 20 miles as between the North and South, the ten dency lias boon southward rather than northward N'o densus. since the first ever found the center ot' population as far north as Baltimore. It lias crossed the Statfis of Maryland, skirted the northern limit of the present State of Virginia, crossed West Vir ginia, tarried about Cincinnati for a while and then passded into Southern Indiana to remain in that State for the last. 40 years. It was in Maryland for the first two decennial periods and then it passed inti v. hat? isy-uow YU.est Virginia and was in that Suit for 50 years. In 1880 it was in Kentucky ini when it has adopted Hie lloosier State. Tlte center of population at the various decennial periods lias been as follows: In 1790, 23 miles east of Baltimore; 18S0, 1 < miles west of Baltimore; 1810, 4<i miles northwest by west of Washington; 18 20, 16 miles north of Wood-! stock, Va.; 1830, 19 miles west-southwest of Moore field, W. Va.; 1840, 15 miles south of Clarksburg. V. Va.; 1850. 23 miles southeast of Parkersburg.' V. Va.; 1860, 20 miles south of Chillicothe, O.; 1870, 48 miles east by north of Cincinnati, O.; lssu. 8 miles west by south of Cincinnati, O., in Ken lucky; 18ft0, 20 miles east of Columbus, lnd.: 1900 6 miles east of Columbus, lnd ; 1910, in Bloomington, lnd.; 1920 8 ft miles south of Spencer, Owot County, lnd. TO DESTROY THE IOVVA. Tlio battleship Iowa is to be destroyed. She i' to serve as a target for more modern battleship.1 it a sham battle on the Atlantic ocean. Apparatu that will permit her to he navigated by radio ha been Installed, and she will he turned loose, undei lull steam ami the throttle wide open, so that sin will afford attacking ships an opportunity to usi theii skill as nearly as possible to battle condition1! except, of course, she will not be able to shoot had at her foes. How time flics' It seems but yesterday that tie Iowa was the pride of the navy. She was ranked a first among t nde Sam’s fighting ships during lie Spanish War, when she was commanded by (apt k ighting Hob Kvans, and denied him bis first nnd last chance to fight because she had no tire: under her boilers at the time the Spanish lleci escaped trout Santiago harbor and were sunk by i In Brooklyn and Oregon \ et, in spile of the short time that lias elapsed since the Battle ol Santiago and the days of tin Iowa's potential glory, the old battleship has beei. a back number for ten years. and kept afloat man.' of the years since then largely for sentimental rea sons. It takes about Am years to build a modern battleship, and then she is useful for ten years when she becomes obsolete. No wonder that tile main tenuncc of a modern navy i a costly proposition. EXCH ANGE AFI’K( TS TRADE. The effect of tiie low value of the exchange ol n atty ICuropean countries was shown in a decline in the value ol American exports to Kurope in 1920 over the high ligtires for 1919. The decline was tnore than offset, of tottrsc. l»y our exports to the other continents, making an excess of exports for Jast year over the year before more titan $3i>8,noo,tMiu Our total trade with Kurope last year amounted to $5,694.Out),non, the exjstrts amounting t i Jt.ldil 656,000 anti the imports to $1,227,842,000, the bal ance in our favor being $:!,238,813,000. |n 1919 ,|K. total was $5,938,134,000, the exports, $5,187,666,non, (he imports $750,528,uno, and the balance, $1,137. 138,000. Out ex pot Ls declined to e\eryr Ktiropcan co.inlrv except Germany and Spain, though the reduction wa'. not great to those countries, like Netherlands ami Sweden, whose exchange was not as badly off as thc otiiers. The German trade showed a remarkable gain over the previous year Our exports to 1 liar country increased from $92,761,000 in 1919 to *311, 437,000 in 1920. Our imports from every Kuropean country, except Greece, were greater in 1920 than in 1919. However, the balance of trade was heavily I j in favor of tiie i'nited States in the trade with each j land all the countries of Kurope. The balance of trade in favor of this country against Germany increased j from $82,15:1,000 in 1919 to $222,601,000 in 1920. Our trade with South America last year showed a very healthy gain over the trade of the former year in both exports and imports and the balance of trade against us a substantial decline. Our im j ports from South America last, year were $751. ! 053,87T, an increase from $687,525,388 the year he-, fore, while tiie exports were $623,910,163 in 1920 and $441,747,728 in 1919. The balance of trade in j favor of South America last year was $137,143,718! ! ulid $245,777,660 in 1919. While the balance of trade in favor of the United ! .States last year decreased about $1,000,000 there was 'a very satisfactory increase in the volume of th 1 trade as to both exports and imports. Our total! ! foreign trade last year was $13,508,361,537 a j against- $11,824,790,922 in 1919. The exports in : 1320 were $8,228,759,748 and in 1919 $7,920,423, 990; tiie imports were $5,279,298,211 in 1920 and! | $3,904,364,932 in 1919; the balance of trade in out i lavor was $2,949,361,507 in 1920 and $4,016,10!, 058 in 1919. NEWSPAPERS AND CRIME NEWS. .lolin Smith, slayer of three Seattle policemen and :■ business man of Olympia, in a most remarkable confession to Seattle newspapermen declared that 1 newspaper accounts of crimes, published in the vicinity of crime before the capture of the per pertrators, were frequently of great assistance to I criminals. He said all criminals are persistent and careful readers of newspapers, and they often get tips from them as to what is in the mind of the police and these aid them in further crimes and in escaping detection and arrest. He might have added, further, that tlie publica tion of the news of robberies and other crimes and 1 ho escape of the criminals sometimes suggest to near criminals how easy it is to commit crime and gei away with it. There is, of course, another side to this question. The wide publication of the details of crime often sets many people to work on a case who would not otherwise become interested, and that frequently leads to the discovery of criminals. This is par ticularly the case when the police are at sea, and either have no clues to the perpertrator of a crime or know who they are looking for but have no clue as to his whereabouts. The best rule, and the one The Empire in com mon with a groat many American newspapers follows, is to consult with the authorities before publishing! news of crime, and if there is reason to do so, remain silent on the crime or any of the details connected with it if requested to take that course by those who arc working on the ease. The Empire would rather lose a live news story than to aid a dangerous criminal to escape justice that he might prey on others. On the other hand, if the publication of the whole story, to the minutest detail, would aid the police in its work of suppressing crime. The Empire will give the space required, and feel that il is doing a public service in doing it. "Harding catches most and biggest fish of his parly,” says a headline on a story from Miami. Why not "most and biggest” of any party European experts are stiil discussing the ques tion as to which fleet, got the better of the Batth of Jutland. Wpll, it is the German fleet that is at Scarpa Flow, and we have often been told that he laughs best who laughs last. Exports of Canadian paper jumped from $74,424, 912 for the nine months ending December, 1919, to $132,915,999 for the same period last year, says the Canadian Pulp & Paper Association. The increase for December, 1 920, over the same month in 1919 to taled $4,813,711. Hold, Hold, Enough! (Cincinnati Enquirer.) A measure before the Utah Legislature would forbid a woman even the possession of a pair oft shoes having heels more than one inch and a half in height. The bill forbids the manufacture of shoes j beyond the specifications named. A woman may be1 lined and jailed for wearing a pair. A Pennsylvania village has passed an ordinance | which requires the wearing of a tag reading: "Per ! mitted to walk on the streets on the Sabbath.” } Other progressive Legislatures are considering the length of women's skirts and bodices. One seraphic! assembly of lawmakers has decided that evidences of; iffection, i. c., “sparking" in public henceforth and hereafter shall he punishable as a misdemeanor. Where is Walt Mason that he doesn't rise to the exigencies of the occasion and indite a poem! that will ring down the ages in defense of woman’s God-given right to do what she pleases’ The icon iclnsts are striking at the very root and foundation >! personal liberty. What salary will the official Heel Measurer of tali receive? And what real man or woman can be I bund who willingly will serve as the boss Spark suppressor of Kansas? Women now can vote. Let ’em strike back at their guardian traducers. Let 'em prove to the acrilegious blue-nosed hypochondriacs of Utah and Kansas and other supergodly states that high heels and "sparking,” at least, shall be saved. The idea No more wandering, hand in hand, Innving sweet solace from the silence and the semi lark. no more walking down moon lit lanes, with he scene of roses on tho air—-sacre bleu! It is too much! We have stood for sockless statesmen, for pro posals to convert cornstalks into currency, for Bryan tnd "Pussyfoot” Johnson, for the League of Nations is debatable issues, but this time Utah and Kansas k too much, it is not discussion they' invite, but a glit. G mon, ladies, let us crush ere wo be crushed. With what, it is hoped the backbone of the winter woken and the days lengthening right along, before vs know it another Alaskan spring will he upon us Vs always, this spring is going to be the spring, so is arrival is awaited with great importance - Douglas Island News ) As an old reliable object of criticism, the City 'ouiicil is almost indispensable t<i us newspaper fel •r*. It is always there to be whacked when other vluickable objects fail. Cooil old City Council! — Calgary Eye Opener.» The fellow who waits longest for the lowest price - going to buy on the upturn. — (Birmingham Agc ferald i The Cniled States is taken very seriously in the i . uited States Senate.—(Columbia Record.) a---a j BITS OF BY-PLAY j i i I —I i By lake KcLuke I i Copyright by Cinvinnati Enquirer r I ■-1 Asking the Impost Ibis “You sent for me? r .1 i!i ' Great Detective. “Yes," we replied. "You cun trail anything. 1 understand?' “Anything,” agreed the Great De tective. "What can I d • for you?' "I want you to follow the fashions! for a month,” we announced. “Baffled!” groaned tie’ Great Do tective as lie keeled over in a faint, You’ve Met Her! “Miss Flapper i3 an awful gusher, when she talks, isn't she?” said Smith. “Yes.” agreed Jones. “She could; be arrested for cruelty to adjee-j fives.” Correct! A Boston school boy was asked to define the word “extradition." II stood up and replied: “When any big piece of news bap pens, a newspaper gels out an. cx traditioa.” Quick, Doc! Some men die easy deaths whih some die hard. But what we started to say was that I. Will Dieruff is a candy salesman in Louisville, Ivy j Fair Warning! And Fate Walkup. Hie City Mar shal of Glasgow, Kv., is likely to at any minute. Can’t Compromise, Jose! (Ad. in Colon, N. M. News) Having my wife KIvirn Delgado abandoned her duties as my wife and refused to live with nir> without any reason, t will not be responsible from Ibis date on for no account! or compromise whatever she may make in my name. Jose Flores. AM Good Golf Towns Golf. 111. Thinker, Mo. Driver, Ark. Green. Ky. Hazard, Neb. Caddie, W. Va. Things To Worry About A cub reporter makes a bare living Names Is Names You can C. A. Crane on Rural Route No. 2, Nashville. Tenn. Our Daily Special Glittering Generalities Soon Tar nish. Ouch! "What would you do if you wer; in my shoes?" whined the S'uabh. Man. “I think I'd go and get a shine," replied the prosperous man. Haw, Haw! “Good intentions never die," said Mr. Gabli. "Well," commented Mrs. Gibb sweetly, “maybe that explains win yours are never carried out." ■ -——-— -n Luke McLuke Say* ■ ---B Virtue is ils own reward. Gut that is no reason why you should bo a Good Thing. The trouble with courting a' giiI nowadays is that you have to b down and argue with her father for two hours as to the host method of making Home Brew. You may think that there are only four letters in Love. But any poor boob who has been sued for breech of promise knows better. It kinds jars a man to get married and discover that, he lias been in love with a lot of c!allies and pad ding. When you see a man with a chip on his shoulder \ou don't have to examine his head lo know where the chip came from. We have a heap of resji ct Cor Nature. Hut what was She thinking of when she made all the bow-legged girls? After a mau has been married for i while he discovers that it only fakes one to make a quarrel. Maybe if men took as good care >f their complexions as women do. Nature would give turn better com plexions to work on. When a man's wife gets so that •he doesn’t give a hang when lie toes out or what time he gets home, It is time he was staying home tint! paying a little attention to her. Some men spend so much tune wondering where oilier people get ’heir money that they never have' any of their own. Even when a man fails at very thing else, he can always become an Efficiency Expert and tell oilier men ’tow things should he done. . Even if you do not get many boosts, remember that if you didn't have the other fellow worried he wouldn't be knocking you. And a woman doesn't have to hunt up a bootlegger and spend twenty bucks when site wants to have a headache. T CASE HOTEL f 1 Opposite City Wharf, Over ! McMillan’s Store Telephone 225. m m H. R. SHEPARD & SON, (Incorporated) INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE DUDLEY G. ALLEN Alaska Representative CIRCLE CITY HOTEL Mito a Reai Home Atmosphere CLEAN, COMFOKTABLJB, And Within Your Meant. ALL OUTSIDE ROOMS, I ATM AND SHOWER*. Rooms fOo., 75c. and $1.00. Sue For yourself! William Short, Prop. 1- M T Juneau Public Library and FREE READ IN 9 ROOM City Hall, Second Floor. Main Street at 4fh. Reading Room Open From f a. m. to 10 p. m. Circulation Uuom Open From 12 m. to 6 p in. —-7:00 p. m. to 8:30 p. m. Current Magazine*, Newspaper! Reference Books. Etc. FREE TO ALL ALL YOU OFFICE SEEKERS I have two houses within the shadow cf the Gover nor’s mansion situated on fine,, large lots, at ,$2250 and $2500 cash. These are new listings. See ALLEN SHATTUCK, Seward St. Insurance, Real Estate NO ROOF TROUBLES | ! - I I When covered with CONCRETE | 1 TILE. Lasts a life time; no re- | I pairs. Imposing appearance, ab- | | solutely tire, frost, wind and | i water proof. Let ns talk it over, i G. E. 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