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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. __ SUBSCRIPTION RATES Delivered by carrier In Juneau, Douglae, Treadwell and Thane for *1.25 per month. By mall, postage paid, at the following rates: One year in advance, $12.OH: six months, in advance, $6.nn; three months, in advance $2.one month. In advance, $1 25. Subscribers will confer a favor if they will promptly notify .he Business Office of any failure or irregularity in the de livery of their papers. Telephone for Editorial and Business Offices, 374. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively mtitled to the use for reptiblicatinn of all news dispitcjics credited to tt or md therwise credited in this paper and also the local news pub lished herein. _ CIRCULATION GUARANTEED TO BE MORE THAN DOUBLE THAT OF ANY OTHER ALASKA NEWSPAPER. REPUBLICAN OPPOSITION TO HIGHER TARIFFS. Secretary Mellon is opposed to tinkering with the tariff. He says if a high tariff wall were erected at thi3 time it would lie calamitous, lie contends that ■with European exchange at Its present low estate and European countries owing us billions, which they cannot pay except in goods, it would create stagna tion if we were to make a prohibitive tariff against imports. Senator Penrose agrees with this position. It would seem that there has been a complete reversal of the line-up on the tariff question since the Payne-Aldrich Tariff Act played such an important part in the results of the ltill) Congressional elections. Then it was the farming class which protested against higher rates that were forced through Con gress by the manufacturing East. Now the farmers of the West are the strongest adrocates of higher tariffs while the manufacturing interests protest that If we should get them it would destroy uor foreign market for the products of our factories. THE CAPITOL APPROPRIATION. Appropos of the Cole memorial regarding the Ju r.eau capitol building, it is fair to the Legislature and those, who have not lived in Juneau long that a statement of the situation he made thut the fact. might he known. Those who have lived in Juneau for any length of time and who have followed the situation know how the land lies, and have never lost sight of it for a minute. When Gov. Clark was chief executive of this Ter ritory, Senator Warren, then chairman of the Appro priations Committee, a very close friend of Gov. Clark, as a compliment to the latter as much as anything else, included in the public building appropriation bill an Item or $200,000 for a public building at Juneau. This was in 1910. At that time the Super vising Architect of the Treasury Department was two or three years behind with his work, for In those years, Congress was passing omlnbus public buildings bills each year creating a great deal of work. Before plans for the Juneau building were prepared, Congress passed the Alaska Organic Act, resulting in a Terri torial Legislature and various Territorial official requiring offices. The Commercial Club of Juneau since extinct but at that time an organization having most of the Juneau business men and many other: then In the city in its membership, prepared and cir culated a petition, which was generally signed, rep resenting to Congress that, on account of the change in conditions, the sort of building planned originally ■would be wholly inadequate, and asked for a largei appropriation. in 1913 the First Territorial Legis lature passed a memorial to Congress, approving the position of the Commercial Club of Juneau, and pray ing Congress to pass an additional appropriation of $500,000 for the "construction of a Territorial Capitol Building," provided that certified copies of the memorial should be soul to (lie President of tin Vnited States, the President of tlie Senate, the Spcakc; ol the Mouse of Representatives and the Secretary of the Treasury. Sometime later Secretarj of the Treas ury McAdoo wrote a letter to then Delegate Wicker eham calling his attention to this memorial of tile Territorial legislature, and asked him if lie intended to ask Congress for the additional appropriation, in dicating that the Treasury Department thought It should be made. Judge Wickersham introduced a bill, making the additional appropriation Me Anally succeeded in getting the approval of the Public Build ings and Grounds Committee of the Mouse of Repre sentatives to approve the provision and to include an item in the public building hill of 1‘tlti allowing $.100,ooo additional for this purpose. On account of the Administration preparedness program of that year, which included the so-called 1‘tlG Naval Program. Congress decided not to pass an omnibus public buildings bill or make any other appropria tions for public buildings. Congress lias not passed an omnibus public buildings bill since that time, but the Public Buildings and Grounds Committee lias kept pp its work, and the Juneau item lias been kept in it. Members of the committee have assured the Alaska Delegate to Congress many times since then that whenever such a hill was passed the Juneau item would be retained in it because it is regarded as an emergent proposition It is conceded that a general public buildings hill must be passed soon to meet many emergent cases like that at Juneau. In 1020, 'When it became evident that Congress would not pass a general public buildings appro prition bill tiiat year, then Delegate Grigsbv and Gov. Riggs asked the Supervising Architect ol the Treasury Department if it would not be possible for him to prepare plans tor a building for Juneau that could be erected in units, and to make a statement to that effect. It was purtKised when a report that such a plan would lie feasible could In procured from ♦ be Architect of the Treasury Department to intro duce and urge the passage of a resolution or bill making the $175,000, which remains of the original $200,000 appropriation, available for immediate use In the construction of a unit ot the Alaska Capitol Building. The last word received on this subject from Washington was that the Architect of the Treasury Department was preparing the plans, etc. However, the refusal of unanimous consent for the Cordova public buildings bill, which was in a similar con dition, blasted hope of success. By that time the end of the 66tli Congress was so near that it was regarded as'useless to proceed. It is a mistake to assume that the $175,000 of the original appropriation is available for immediate use, for it is not. The legislation making the appro priation is law, but it would require action by Con gress to make it, or any part, of it, immediately avail able. The appropriation is in the same condition as was the appropriation for the Alaska Railroad The expenditure was authorized, but each Congress bad to make available the money needed for the year's work by separate action. There has been no time when the people of Juneau, or the Juneau Commercial Association, the piesent Commercial organization of the city, have lost! sight, of the matter. They have kept in touch with i' all the time. All the business people of Juneau, including those who are leasing offices to the Govern- ! ment, are in favor of both, the additional appro priation and the plan to build a unit of a proposed building, programs. The situation is not one, how ever, demanding a campaign. The campaigning has been done. There is no reason to doubt that Dele gate Sutherland will be on the job to follow' it up. The duty of the hour for citizens of Juneau is to register so they might vote next Tuesday. The registration books close Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock. They will be open also Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings from 7:3(1 to D o'clock. — One of the Biff Questions. (Cincinnati Enquirer.) One of the big questions which should receive early attention at the hands of the incoming Admin-1 istration is the question of American solidarity. Mere is the rich field in which the progressive statesmen of the two Americas and Canada have imediate oppor tunity to win imperishable fame. Dr. rtuero, former Minister of Uruguay to the United Stales, (he other day said to a group of North American correspondents: ''Permit me to suggest in the interest of Arneri-I can solidarity and universal good will among Ameri can republic that the United Slates not only be, but [ seem lo be, right in its dealings witli South and Cen-j trul American republicans. There are agitators! throughout South America willing to play upon the' minds of the people to influence them against North i America, and make them believe that the Northern; republic is actuated by a spirit of aggression. The j Americas, if they wish to retain the world influence! that it coming to them, must have an American sol-! idarity.” This is the vision unfolding in the minds of the coming great statesmen. Its proper interpretation means security and prosperity forever to the genera tions of the Western Hemisphere. Let American pro pagandists meet the agitators on their own ground, and let the American Government prove that facts and appearances of friendship and interest must [ coincide. The Latin-Amorican question vies in importance with European settlements. In this connection the Secretary of Slate calls attention to the fact that America’s competitors are profiling because of the delay in the ratification of the treaty with Colombia, which has cost us friends, confidence and conimer-1 cial opportunities in all countries where Spanish is: spoken.” in comparison witti the removal of the sus picion that the United States is “indifferent to jus-* Lee, wiling to be ruthless and aspiring to physical i dominion,” the payment of the sum asked by Colombia would tie "unconsiderable.” It is believed to be the plan of the' President's j advisers to take immediate action with reference to the Colombian treaty. No single act of this Govern-! ment could go so far lo establish confidence in the! nation and tlie new Administration on the part of! Soutli and Central American countries as a fair set-J Ileinenl of this grievance of the small republic. in the meantime, says the Secretary of State.! send good men to represent our commercial houses' and to deal with South Atnreir-. as we would wish! to be dealt by. A Plan Worth Sticking To. (The American Legion Weekly.) In .March, 1317, the President of the United States! issued an order that took post masterships out of politics, lie decreed that postmasters of tho higher grades, whose appointments rest with the President.' would he named after competitive nonpartisan civil service examinations. He served notice that the! office of postmaster no longer would go to the man' Inst qualified politically, regardless of his other merits. Under the system inaugurated, the Civil Serv i<< Commission reports to the President the names of tlie applicants having the highest standings in the examinations and the President ordinarily appoints the man at the head of the list. Figures show that of the first 1,560 appointments made by President Wilson after issuing the order, 1,454 went to persons whose names appeared in first place on the civil service lists. Recently it was sll°"’n that among 2,103 postmasters who had been appointed, under the Civil Service method, 1,012 were Democrats, 1*07 Republicans, 32 independent in pol itics, ten Prohibitionists, three Socialists and 12!* had no political affiliations. There is every argument for a continuance of the l.vil Service method of Presidential postoffice ap pointments. Aside from the fact that a return to the old practice of making post masterships political rewards would be a series loss in the campaign for efficient government, the question concerns Word War veterans directly. Under Civil Service rules, war veterans are entitled to preference on eligibility lists Public employment has always been recognized as a lilting reward for those who have fought to preserve i nation The present Civil Service rules do not give veterans a blanket priority over all other appli cants. They provide only that a veteran shall have t preference over other applicants possessing equal lualifleations. And they would afford ex-service men merely an opporunity to obtain appointments in open competition. This magazine believes that it reflects public! 'pinion when it urges President Harding to continue he present policy. Congressional authorities agree that Charles G Dawes of Chicago is the author of the Government Printer's "best seller." The suply of copies of his' e:timonv before the House War Investigating Com mittee has long been exhausted, yet demands still >our in by every mail.—(New York World.) It is a fair bet that Billy Sunday saves Cincinnati bi tore Overseer \ oliva brings about tile regeneration \ it New York —(Toledo Blade.) A Soviet appropriation may tie requested in order o enable Martens to come back and find out whether ■e was really deported or not.— (Washington Star.) We should think Mr Gutzon Borglum would not be bothered very much by having to buy presents for tiabics uarned after him—(Columbus Dispatch.) • I ' ■-• BITS OF BY-PLAY | — * By lake KcLuke . Copyright by Cincinnati En2uirAr i i___: Then It Happened! "I was just wondering?” -mused tiie Cheerful Idiot. “Wondering what?” demanded the Wise Guy. "Why. if you wanted a site for a blind asylum, would' you consult an architect or an oculist?" replied the Cheerful Idiot. The Limit “That fellow i3 a grouchy, pessi mistic cuss, isn't he?” said Smith. “He sure is,” agreed Jones. “Why, that bird would look for splinters in a club sandwich. Noticel The Secretary of the Names Is Names Club has paired Christian Girl, of Cleveland, Ohio, with Chris tian Kuth, of Lakeland, Ky. Firms Is Firms The T’igg Meat Market A. Pigg, Proprietor, Bowie, Texas. Fair Warning! George Pistol bas been elected Chief of Police of Cookeville, Tenn. And he'll carry one all the time now. Huhl The Hobo had asked the hard faeed woman for something to eat. “Yes." she replied. “I'll fix you some supper if you’ll stay and split some wood, sweep off the walk, fix that hole in the fence, tidy up the yard and burn that rubbish piled up at the cellar door.” “Lady," said the Hobo, as he started away, "I’m only a hobo, I ain’t your husband.” Is That So! (Warren, Ohio, Tribune) Luke McLuke dreamed the other night that the Eighteenth Amend ment had been repealed. But he woke up and had a grouch on all day. What’s the Fare to Garrett? The Moore-Casebeer Company is doing business in Garrett, Indiana. Help! We hate to keep any one out of the Club. But whaddy we gonna do with Ever Medlin, of Clio, S. G\? Ho, Hum! A Parkersburg, W. Va„ man, after examination by a specialist, heard the following: "If you want to live you must re frain from drinking, quit using to bacco, avoid dancing and other ex citement. stay away from the thea ter and go to bed before 10 o'clock every night." “Well,” replied the man. “if I do that what in L will I have to live for?” Isn't This Lovely Weather! We found this for Sale ad. in a Cincinnati newspaper last Sunday: Roadster; will not last long. Names Is Names forest Grove Stump lives in Akron, Ohio. Luke McLuke Say» ^ 1-. _ A man may not bo a. model citizen' himself but he bates to hear a worn-1 an swear and lie hates to see a1 woman spit. The troule with the sound sleeper in that he make too darn much sound. No woman ever got so sharp that she couldn't be flattered. Any girl who has had twenty-five birthday anniversaries has had all that she needs in her business. Some men would just as soon be done out of their money as to be dunned out of it. Agree with a man when he makes a fool statement and he'll go around bragging about your good judgement. After a wife baa u od her husband tor a door mat for i while he begins to look the part And it isn t Chivalry that prompts a female impersonator to take a woman s part. If wealth does not bring happiness we suppose that a get-rieh-quick artist is doing an act of' philanthropy in separating a fool and his money. When a man gel- $40 a week sal ary' and his household expenses are $50 a week, his wife is always wond ering what he do. s with all his money. A little thing like Her father strik ing Oil can transform a Red-Headed Chronio into a Titian-Haired Beauty. The blush that you see on a maid en’s face these days isn’t always the Pink of Propriety . When a man ha a toothache it is useless to try to tell him that any one else ever had .1 toothache. He won t believe it One nice thing about having a little money put away is that Pay Day ceases being 1 event and be comes an incident, Hope springs eternal. That is why a faded thirty-year >lii maiden likes to giggle and talk about “we girls" when there are men around. The ordinary man pays his Income Tax about as cheerfully and willing ly as a bald headed man takes off his hat in an elevator. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR United States Land Office Serial 04752 Juneau, Alaska, FeDruary 23, 1021 NOTICE Is hereby given that pursuant to the Act of Congress ap proved May 10, 1872, and the Acts amendatory thereto, George H. Whit ney of Juneau, Alaska, has filed ^application Serial 04752 in the U. S. Land Office at Juneau, Alaska, for patent for seven hundred fifty eight (758) linear feet on the ‘Christmas” lode claim and eight hundred forty (840) linear feet on the “Enterprise” lode claim, with surface ground 300 feet on eitherj side of said lode line, the said lode claims being embraced in the U. S Mineral Survey No. 14 28 situated on the south shore of LemiSurier Island, Sitka Mining District in Latitude 68° 16' 20" N, Longitude 136 ° 05' 40" W, at U. S. M. M. No. 1427, the said claims being more particularly described as fol lows: CHRISTMAS CLAIM Commencing at corner ino. 1, whence U. S. M. M. No. 1427 bears S 15” 41' 10" E 64.99 feet, thence west 600 feet to Corner No. 2, thence north 9° 30' west 758 feet to Corner No. 3, thence east 600 feet to Corner No. 4, thence south 9° 30' east 75? feet to Corner No. 1, the place of beginning, con taining an area of 10.298 acres, magnetic variation 28“ 30' east. ENTERPRISE CLAIM Commencing at Corner No. I, whence U. S. M. M. No. 1427 bears S 9° 59' 20" E 822.64 feet, thence west 600 feet to corner No. 2, thence north 14° 00' east 840 feet to Corner No. 3, thence east 600 feet to Corner No. 4, thence south 14” 00' west 840 feet to Corner No. 1, the place of be ginning, containing an area of II. 227 acres, magnetic varia tion 28” 30' cast. The claims are bounded on all sides by vacant and unoccupied ground excepting on tlie east by the 'Tcy Strait Limestone Placer Claim.” Any and all persons claiming ad versely the above lode mining ground, or premises, or any portion thereof, are required to file their adverse claims with the Register of tiie United States Land Office at Juneau, Alaska, within the period of publication or eight months thereafter or be barred by the pro visions of the statute. FRANK A. BOYLE, Register. First publication, Feb. 25, 1921. Last publication, April 26, 1921. T japanese toyshop^ I H. B. MAKINO I Front Street I P. 0. Box 218 For Mail Orders i ■ ---.—--at ■ ft Clothing:. Men's Furnishings and Shoes reduced 15 to 35 per cent THF, PIONEER STORE | II. 11 El DORN 2nd near Main | »- --1 CAPITOL AUTO SERVICE 7 Passenger Hudson fix Car foi Hire. Trips anywhere Day or Night. \ It&nd at the Junean Shoe Shining Parlors. CHAI. M0S3Y Phone 186. Nights, 4S6 BEST OF EVERYTHING TO EAT Properly Cooked and Served ALASKA GRILL Juneau’s Pioneer Cafe Be Honest with Yourself Sit down and figure hew much rent you have paid, then pon der this fact.—you can buy a fine, new. modern house on a payment of $500.00 or more, balance payable like rent. In a few years the home is yours and your moving troubles, your rent troubles, and your various other tenant troubles are over. I have several very attractive buys which I will not be able to replace when sold. ALIEN SHATTUCK Real Estate and Insurance CIRCLE CITY HOTEL Hu a Real Home Atmocphere CLEAN, COMFORTABLE, And Within Tour Mean*. ALL OUTSIDE ROOMS, BATM AND SHOWERS. Eooma Mo., 75e., tod $1.SS. 8m For Youraeltl William Short, Prop. " CONCRETE ROOF TILE^ Conti ol the fire danger from chimney sparks or flying brands from burning buildings j by covering your roof with | CONCRETE ROOF TILE. Can I be laid over old shingles. En j Lances • value of the building. 1 alco manufacture concrete building blocks and bricks, chimney blocks, sills, lintels ! and steps. Drop in to see the ! various products. G. E. KRAUSE Brick and Stone Mason, Plasterer. Basement Postoffice Phone 4 39 Juneau Public Library and FREE READING ROOM City Hall, Second Floor. Main Street at 4th. Reading Room Open From * a. m. to 10 p. m Circulation Room Open From 12 m. to fc p. m. — 7:00 p m. to 8:30 p. m. Current Magazine*, Newspaper* Reference Rooks, Xto. FREE TO ALL PROFESSIONAL -1 Drs. Kaser & Freebnrger DENTISTS 1 and 3 Goldstein Bldg. PHONE 58 Hours 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. -1 -1 Dr. Charles P. Jenne DENTIST , Rooms 8 and 9 Valentine Bldg. Telephone 176. ==—; Dr. L. 0. Sloane Office Phone 18 House Phone 297 Dr. DeVighne Halony Building Hours 1 to 4, 7 to 9 Phones: Office, 104; Res. 101 Seward Bldg. Paone 469 Drs. White & Stewart X-Ray Dlagontlsclans and General Practitioners of Dentistry. Hours 9 to 6 and Ryenlns* 7 to 9. DR. H. VANCE OSTEOPATH 201 Goldstein Bldg. Phone 259 Office hours—9 to 12; 1 to 5; 7 to 9. Dr. Daniel S. Neuman Practice limited to diseases of th< EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT Office hours 1 to 4 and 7:30 to 9 p m. 432 Goldstelr Bldg. Phone 197 Visit the Famous Sitka Hot Springs Dr. F. I. Goddard’s Sanitarian Rates $2.60 Per Day aad ui Every Comfort I. J SHARICK Jewelir and Optician Watohe*, Diamond* Jewelry Silverware Save and Have Accounts of one dollar and more opened in our Savings Department THE B. M. BEHRENDS BANK Juneau The Oldest and Largest Bank in Alaska « We do nut sell spring bonnets BUT HIGH CLASS PLUMBING AND HEATING FIXTURES ARE RIGHT IN OUR LINE See Our Spring Display SANITARY PLUMBING COMPANY American Legion TONIGHT -0" Fast Bouts -6 DE ARMOND vs. COLLIER CARLOS vs. GRAHAM And four rattling good preliminaries. Reservations may be made at Dave Housel’s—the Brunswick.