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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, Douglas, Treadwell anc Thane for $1.25 per month. By nail, postage paid, at the following rates: One year in advance. six months, in advance. *«.00: three months, in advance $3.00; on* month, in advance. Subscribers will confer a favor if they will promptly notif> .he Business Office of any failure or irregularity In the de livery of their papers _ . ,7i Telephone for Editorial and Business Offices, 374. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively t untiedl to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to u or not t her wise 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. NO SPECIAL INTEREST IN FISHERIES. It is "fair to itself uud llf^sh with read if for The Empire to say that neither it nor any one connected with it -has. the slightest interest in the fisheries industry in Ala*Jb._ except such interests as the general welfare imt'K f»> inspire. Neither it. nor anyone eonn<^ted v. i'h it 'ha* a single dollar invested in the Usher1!eSi indusiry. And The Empire- owes notiiing to the Aaitiiery interest's except a square‘ilt'a! and fair treatment. The Ejtijjire gets a very little j business direct ?y’’frrfft any' otic’ conheeteil with tin-! canneries. The most il has received from the cannery , people are through those of them who are subscriber; for the paper, and they get it at the same rate tha; others pay. In all, including subscriptions and ad vertising and job printing, its reheipts from the can-! nery business for the eight years of its existence hav< fallen far short of an average of $500 a year. Op the other hand people engaged in the cannery busi ness, some of them because The Empire lias persist ently urged Territorial control of the fisherit s in dustry, and some of them for reasons known to them selves, have contributed many thousands of dollar to mainhatn opposition to The Empire in -this held At ode time a. combination of caflnc’rymen set on : to raflie $50,000 "to phi The Empire out of business. This movement- was stopped by a few of the-cannery men who have confidence in the people of Alask and bll I eve they would he fair if given their right to control tlrd "fisheries industry. The Empire’s conviction that traps should not hi abolished in Alaska has been arrived at through a very careful consideration of the question and It" it be said frankly that no cannerynian lias ever at tempted jn any. wise to influence its position on an. question in the slightest degree. 1 ’ THE GOVERNORSHIP. 1 . Cot R. Hester Jones whose name has been ad vaneed . flff. llie Governorship of Alaska is a man o: J large lability and great virility, and lie is a very consistent and hard-working friend of Alaska. H Is a man of vision, and he has a knack of makin and holding friends. It is said that there are fev men in Wasliingtin who have so many influent in friends as he has. However, there are two reasons why Col. June sin. ild nut he appointed Governor of this Territory The * rst .one is that lie is not a resident of Alaska He lias spent two summer seasons iu the Territory has written excellent reports concerning it, know the country as few people who do not live lien knovv.it but he is not a resident, and has not tlia iiitlliidle understanding and vital and all controlUn interest possessed by the people of Alaska. Th Governor should have that knowledge and inferes whlcltrgoeetwi(|i tint fact that Alaska is liis home land The Knipire very often in the last eight year has sgid that it did not care at all anything aboil the political affiliations of men who hold puhlh office. However, notwithstanding that the editor o. The Umpire is a I.)em cr'at, we believe President Hard iug, when lie appoints a Governor, should appoint : Republican Col June ■ is a Democrat not a partis::; Democrat, and a scientist more than a politician hut a Democrat. A Democrat in the office of Gov emor, holding appointment from a President who w i elected as a Republican, would meet with annoyance and lie subject to criticisms that would not eontron; a Republican. The Governorship' is not like an or diary administrative office, nor like a judicial office T lie Governor should not he a narrow, partisan par1.' man. He should he a Governor for all the peopl and not a part of them. But he will have to dea with matters that concern party politics, and h should belong to the same party as that to whic! belongs the National Administration. The question of political affiliation is the only possible excuse for changing Governors at this time It we are to have a Democrat for Governor' the present ( liiel executive should be retained. Then an* many reasons why Gov Riggs should he retain... until the expiration,, of Jils term ot office to oil. reason why* another Democrat should be named. 11 has ngide an excellent Governor. I!, knows the Tel ritory from long residence in it. and he has had tin experience of three years o! very valuable and hlglil patiiofjc service in the office The very reason vvhicli impelled Gov Riggs to tender his resignation is :h. leason why_his successor should he a Republican. PEOPLE won I) LIKE TO SEE OBREGON RECOGNIZED. While the people have all tuntidence that tile Administration is overlooking nothing that w nil. hasten tilings in Mexico to settlement there is n< doubt but that it will be very pleasing to the country •when the time arrives that Pre-hlent Obregons Government south of the Kio Gratuie may be recog nized with safety Ilis Government tents to have the backing' of the great mass of the Mexican people, tor whom it is striving to establish prosperity. it is a democratic and progressive, and is a rong )t in. , *• *jr.. lx* A to be the purpose of President Obregon to enforce the law, under the constitution, but with sufficient force to compel respect. In the meantime he is work-; ing wonders, it is claimed, in getting his people back at work in the fields and mines and producing industries. With Mexico properly settled down to peaceful, work, prosperity will quickly follow, and there will, i be an outlet for American trade that will take the place of some of the trade wo are losing in Europe, on account of the inability of Europe to purchase. GOV. COX FAVORS CONSTRUCTIVE RATHER THAN OBSTRUCTIVE PARTY POLICY. I The recent defeat of tha proposed reor ganiztaion of the Democratic Party and the inaugura I t.ion at this time of a campaign to harrass and hector !the Harding Administration at every point was a' d' feat for those who regard the chief purpose oi a political party to he the defeat ot the other party, and who are willing to bring that about through making J it difficult for the Government to function if thei other party is in' control of it. The position taken by the National Committo- was very well expressed! by former Gov. James M Cox when lie said that he thought it, was very important that the Democratic| Party should be returned to power four years hence as he believed it to tie tlie constructive, progressive, and anti-class political party of tile country, but, lie added, "1 /do not want the Democratic Party to win tlie election through the failure of the Republican Party to give the country the best government ot which it is caps hie." He declared that he thought it is the duty of the Democrats to co-operate in every way possible to make the Administration of President Harding successful rather than to throw obstruction: in tlie way, and to harrass it as politicians obstructed and harrassed the Administration of President Wilson Gov. Cox is right. A political party to be ot service to the country must he constructive rather than obstructive. Political parties are supposed to serve the country,1 and in the present emergency tin country needs the co-operation and service of all the people. The pub I it1 servants who have been placed in charge of the affairs of the Government are trying to serve all the people and they should have the co operation of ail flic people as long as their policies will permit of that, and their policies should be given a fair test. Flowers for Ihe Living. _ (Cincinnati Enquirer.) The expression, 'T would rather have flowers I presented while I am living than*after 1 am dead,’1 is quite common. Many other tilings easily might In made to contribute to the comfort and happiness of multitudes if people cared to exalt the religion of service by gentle performance of worth-while deeds. A citizen of Queens County, New York, seems to! have realized This truth. He just lias distributed! [SlO.ottu to each of his four children. With satisfying brevity lie manages to incorporate a world of sens* and sentiment in the following paragraph: T have a theory that young people have a right to enjoy life while they are young and that it is i no part of parents duty to let their children die before I helping them to enjoy some of life's comforts. 1 am , not a rich man, but my wife and 1 have enough to ; get along on, and Vve got an astonishing amount of, enjoyment out of dividing with our children.” Cautious and conservative or selfish natures prob ally will incline to question the wisdom or propriety of such ante-mortem benefactions. But certainly such a theory which this man lias carried into practice is worth attention. It seems to he filled with at-, I luring promise of happiness for many. Its general ■ practice would put "Redfield On Wills” and other ncli authorities out of commission, and its mere I casual consideration sort o' warms the cockles of the l hue and generous heart. No Way of Paying. (New York Post.) Herr Erzberger, late German Minister of Finance, has brought forward an answer to the reparation ! problem which is hailed with something like enthu siasm by our neighbor the Herald. The German: statesman suggests that the necessary wealth for paying Germany's war obligation can be created by: ; conscript labor armies. Just as before the war the young men of Germany gave from one to throe .years of their lirst manhood to army service, they, might now give eighteen months to productive labor for the liquidation of the Fatherland's debts. These1 ■ workers, says Erzeberger, ' could be utilized for farm ing slate domains, cutting forests, reclaiming swam]: lands, and mining coal.” The service thus rendered need not be so arduous as the old military service under Prussian discipline. The idea underlying Erzeberger’s proposal is not a net,- one In comparing Germany's present re-; sources with her pre-war resources, the country is i.bviously better off in two ways. On the one hand. Hi'-fe is tile actual saving in the armament budget, which must provide for less than 150,000 men in the army and navy, as against nearly a million men before the war On the other hand, there is the value of the pi iduelive labor of more than three quarters of a million young men formerly drafted into the barracks Some time ago in t lie Evening Post it was estimated that the budgetary saving plus the value of the released labor would be almost enough to meet the anilities demanded by the Allies t'nfortunulely. the experts have complicated the problem by insisting that it is not at all a question of Germany's being rich enough to pay, but of find ing a \\aj Iiijw to pay. Some critics of file Allied pisilion have mine so far as to imply that Hie better 1 ll Germany u ay lie the less slip can meet hei* obli gations. It is laid down that tile only way in which German ran pay j.s by an excess of exports over import Hut an enormous increase in German ex !’ its lu * si on an increased German productivity can only mean Hie flooding of the world with Ger man manufactures and the destruction of file Allies' torcigu trade \nd here vve are. If Germany does not work, she cannot pay because she is bankrupt. If Germany does work, she must not be allowed to I'tty hi. a., e jin will bankrupt her creditors. Sei-i-iGii-} lJin>vir says that resumption of trade with Itii-ia is impossible until Bolshevism is either abandoned or overthrown. That is a good indication ■ the position u ticli the Hardit\g Administration nil! *ake on the subject.—(Buffalo Kx press.) N till Dakota "ill use machine guns to stop vvhis k< y ninning After the whiskey runners have sup plied t hcms< Iv c.s v. ith similar weapons, the situation "ill be - ill more interesting. — (St. Paul Pioneer Press i The IV in It wine crop of lhl’h was 186,000.OOO .allot):, moil th ,m in i Hit*. Oil, well: the French have mote troitbhs to drown than the I'nited States has, so don't he jealous.— (Houston Post.) The German- will never prove that they were not rcHpon-ible lor the war, but their chance seems to In In iter of proving that they are not responsible alter it (Boston Transcript.) I * BITS OF BY-PLAY By lake McLuke Copyright by Cincinnati ^w/nn'rpr ** | __I Ouch! “Don't you ever go to church on Sunday iiiornlng,” asked the old fogy “Naw.” growled the grouch. ”1 stay In bed1 two hour; longer and get Riy sleep that way.” . j Paw Knows Everything Willie—Paw; what is a distressing combination? ,, Paw—Big. fiet and small shoes my son. ' . Now Will You Lie Down Dear Luke: Do you suppose Hie Germans • measured that poison gas with a kill-a-meter? Oswald. No, you fat head, they measured it with a scent-a-meter! Haw, Haw! “Well,” said the manager, "that's all settled, you can > maider your seif engaged.” “But how about a < ontruct," ask ed the actor. “Oh a verbal contract is good enough for me,” said the manager. “Well its not good enough for me' said the actor, “the hud time 1 had a verbal contract I drew a verbal salary.” - __ A., Gosh! What a dandy divorce lawyer B. B Free, of Big Spring, Texas, would have made. Quick, Doc, the Growler. That latest ruling about preserih ing beer in certain maladies has re suited as we feared it would, Luke MoLuke has been attacti d by till at the same time and hopes never to recover. Atta. Eoy! We are fond of O. Benny, of Day ton, Ohio, but O. T Dollar lives in Mai ion, Kentucky. Poor Dub! It’s a year since he married Miss Linger, No longer of'Freedom lie, ."blows: Now She has a ring on her finger And 11c bars" a’ ring in his nose. Getting it Right. “A lot of Americans,” says Lula Mel,tike, “get a lot of pleasure out of keeping other Americans iron Slaving any.” Would it not be more accurate, Luke, if you said that a lot of Americans get a lot of plea sure out of thinking, they are keep ing other Americans from having any?” •—George Bail}’, in Houstin. Texas, Post. You said a mouthful. George And we might futher amend the state ment to make it read thus: A lot of Americans get a lot of pleasure out of making other Ameri cans pay four bits for ten-eent tama rai k. Gosh! Maybe she has been looking at the styles worn by other girls. Anyway Anna Seeskin lives at 1011 Purcell street, Cincinnati. Druggists Is Druggists Vine Peas has a drug store in Fairbury, Neb. Our Daily Special. Most Of The Pointers You Get Are DisappointCrs. Luke MoLuke Say* The fellow who lets well onou h alone has his uses. He makes the way easier for tiie fellow wlio doe-; not. Of course you know that you an entitled to something better. But \ a ■ an't understand why the other fel low isn't «iit i Tied with what he ha It is all right to tel) her that y . i would glady die for her when y,,s are courting her. But it hurts like!! to pay life iosnr nee premiums aft* r you are married Anyway, the girl who is wearing a knee-high sk;-t doesn't have to walk like slie . w.aling in a creek Somehow or other the girl who smokes cigarettes gives you the im pression that her kisses wouldn’t he very sweet. The reason v. by a woman ». nt to go to Hen n is because she knows she can wear something loo • up there am! he in style. Any woman i m dress in a h ilf hour if \ hi !H give her an extra hour to get t he dime off her f'ce. \ farmer i m't understand liow any man can rn an honest living by silting at ,!..sk. Women m y not lie able to dis place men . 'ter lines hut tliev should make . i .cant painters and plasterers. The old ia 0 ..nod girl who used to wish tint had natural curly hair now has daughter who wish es that sli - 1 :,.i natural hair Considering - how many people try to murder * every day a popu lar sopr sui • d s hard. Wives are i mod deal like child ren. The . r\ . tl.er because they want some'! ■ . they didn't ge' or they got s.p ■ they didn't want. As long a • a man has four hairs i on his dome he optimistic enough to believe that he will never he bald. 1 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR United States Land Office Send 04752 Juneau, Alaska, Feuruary 23, 1921 NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Act of Congress ap | proved May 10, 1872, and the Acts •amendatory thereto, George H. Whit i ney of Juneau, Alaska, has tiled application Serial 04752 in the U. |s. Land Office at Juneau, Alaska, for patent for seven hundred tifty • eight (758) linear feet on the1 ' Christmas" lode claim and eight hundred fopty (840) linear feet on the “Enterprise” lode claim, with surface ground 300 feet on either j side of said lode line, the said lode claims being embraced in the U. S j Mineral Survey No. 1428 situated on the south shore of Lemisurier : Island, Sitka Mining District in Latitude ’68* 15' 201' N, Longitude. : 136 ° 05' 40'" W, at U. S. M. M. 1 No. 1427, the said claims being more particularly deicribed as fol lows: CHRISTMAS CLAIM Commencing at Corner No. 1, whence U. S. M. M. No. 1427 be.%rs S 15° 41' 10" E 64.99 feet, thence west 600 feet to Corner - No. 2, tfcence north 9° 30' west 758 feet to Corner No. 3, thence east COO feet to Corner No. 4, thencs 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. 1, whence U. S. M. M No. 1427 bears S 9° 69' 20" E 822.64 feet, thence west COO feet t. p corner No. 2, thence north 14“ 00' east 840 feet to Corner No. 3, thence east 600 feet t > Corner No. 4, thence south 14” 00' west 840 feet t6 Cornev No. 1, the plane of be ginning, containing an area of 1 1.227 aerie, magnetic varia tion 28” 30' east. The claims ore bounded on al! sides by vacant ami unoccupied | ground excepting on the eas*. by the "Icy 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 toe United States Land Office ai Juneau, Alaska, within the perioil of publication or eight months thereafter or be barred by the pro visions of the. statute. FRANK A. BOYLE, Register. First publication, Fob. 25, 1921. Last publication, April 26, 1921 * P" I Kodak and Photo | Supplies ! 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