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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
JOHN W. TROY - - • EDITOR AND MANAGER
Published every evening except Sunday by ihe EMPIRE
PRISTINE COMPANY at Second and Main Streets, Juneau,
Ala ska. _
SUBSCRIPTION RATES
Delivered by carrier In Juneau. Douglas, Treadwell »nd
Thane tor $1.25 per month.
By nail, postage paid, at the following rates:
One vear in advane.. $12."": six months In advance. $5 nn.
three months, in advane *» on; one month n advance, *1.25.
Subscribers will confer a fat r if they will prompt* notify
.he Business Office of any failure or Irregularity In the de
livery of their paper**.
Telephone for Editorial and Business Offices, 5<4.
MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS
The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for
republleatlon of all news dispatches credited to It or not
therwlse credited in this paper and also the local news pub
lished herein. _
CIRCULATION OUARANTEEP TO BE MORE THAN
DOUBLE THAT OF ANT OTHER ALASKA NEWSPAPER.
THE WRONG REMEDY. i
_ i
Eery now and again wo hear some unthinking
person who i$ displeased with something tile Legis
lature has dohe—or lieeause of something it lias 110I
done—declare that it is a good tiling the Territorial
legislature lias no more powers Ilian it now lias.
Occasionally *’e hear someone express regret that Con
gress ever gave tiie pebpl^ a l/egialaiure at all. The.
■wish that the Beveridge Bill, providing an appoint iv
commission to legislate, tor and govern the Territory, j
had become law lias been expressed.
These* men forget the generally aceepted prin
ciple {hat tin' euro for the ills arising under a.
■democracy is (lie application of more democracy, j
What Alaska needs is not the abolition of the Leg
islature, but a Legislature with wider powers. The!
great trouble with Government in Alaska is tliatj
the people do not take it seriously enough. If the
Legislature had greater powers there would be eloser
co-operation between the people and their represen
tatives, and the latter would devote more serious at
tention to constructive matters.
ANOTHER ILLUSTRATION.
The Iasi Constitutional Convention to lie held in
the United States was that for New York Slate,
sometimes called the Hoot, Convention" beeaust
Flihtt iRowttJ ' perhaps tlie foremost living statesman
of the Republican Party, was its President. Many
of the} ablest men of New York State were members
of the} Convention. In mint tilings tlie Constitution
was regarded as the most enlightened ever proposed
for a 'State government in the I’nited States. Tlie
people defeated it because tlie "Cp-State” delegate
forced' inf® It provisions which would curtail tie
powers of municipalities, particularly one that would
give tlie State control over, tlie police of the Cities
For that, reason, and only on dial account, Alfred K.
Smith, atferward Governor of die State, who had
been one of the leaders in forming the instrument,
opposed tlie ratification by tlie people, as did most
of th<} New York newspapers.
However, among tlie main provisions of tlie Con
(dilution, and a provision adopted with practically
no opposition, was one which provided for a short
ballot. It was the almost unanimous decision of tie
Convention that only tlie Governor, tlie Lieutenant
Governor and tlie Stale Auditor should tie elected
directly by the people. It was provided that the At
torney-General, tlie State Treasurer, tlie State Kn
gineer, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, tie
Public Service, Insurance, Excise and all other Com
missioners and other State officers, and all officer,
timt may,, lie cre-ated In the Slate Legislature, should
lie appointtni by the Governor
1 iitn tact is that practically all tlie State, Count
and CJIty offices which have been created by Stat
Legislai u res during tlie last two decades have beer
appointive instead of elective Tho Slate of Wash
i 11 gtoif lias created more offices, and in tlie most pari
more important vtfii' , since tlie adoption of tie
Constitution than were created by tho Constitution
and Every one of them is now an ap
POIN FtV I-. OFFICE The late light over this piles
lion i^l wliother State offices should be elective oi
appointive in the State of Washington was when
the State Public Service Commission, often called
tlie "Railroad Commission," was created. In that
ftgiit tlie progressive element of tlie people and tin
Legislature contentiled that the Commissioners should
lie appointive The "Railroad la>bby" and railroad
attorneys contended for an elective com mission. Tin
people finally won the light, and in ihor, the "Rail
road Commission was created and it was provided
that it should lie appointed by the Governor
Alaska, when In created tlie office of Attorney
General and provided that it should lie tilled by
direct election, afford*! ail exception to a genera
rule that lias prevailed in the progressive Stales foi
more than two decades
1-eglrlfet ive officers and (Jie head of the exocutiv
branch of the Government should he chosen by dire
election
IRELAND \ND INDEPENDENCE,
l/onl N'ortiicHffc. owner of the London Tinn>
and many other Htmlish publiraiions, declares that
complete, autonomy within the four seas of In
land is the normal demand of the Irish people vvhic
must he granted it there is to be a lasting settle
Went of the Irish >|Uc»tjoii "
That the puo|>l> of Inland have a natural right
to independence il they want it cannot lie successful 1 •.
duput There is but one tiling that would juslil
l.ngland in opposing ihe imb pen<h-ncc of thin
country- that if is we assume tbui there is no i|u s
lion about the desire of the Irish people for iml
pendence and that would he the protection of Kng
land from foreign enemies. As long as (treat Itrltuii
was figliting for the maintenance of the balance o
power" it would seem reasonable tliat -‘io wouli
not want a hostile country at her hack door liow
ever, the'danger of foreign attack is a very remot.
possibility In England now that the German and
Russian Empires, looked upon as menaces to Jtritislj
■Nationality from Waterloo until both were wrecked
in tlie late war, are no longer dangerous.
Admiral Von Tirpitz, author of the German sub
marine warfare which finally brought the l nited
States into the World War and assured the defeat ,
and destruction of tlie'Hoheuzollerns and their Em
pire, frankly admits that England is supreme in j
Europe now and, as far as Europe is concerned, in
the world. In a recent article, lie declared:
England lias achieved undeniable su
premacy over Europe and that tier domina
tion extends further over entire Africa,
India, Meso|>otamia, and ttiat she has in
her hands the key positions to the Medi
terranean——1Constantinople and Gibraltar.
It. would really seem that with Germany and
Russia dismembered and loaded with handicaps as
they are and England supported, as she is, with
the great colony Stn'es of Canada. Australia, South
Africa and India, and smaller colonies on all ot the
continents, little danjer could come to that country
through granting Ireland her freedom il she wants
it. Groat Rritain 1 :s only one rival lor wealth,
strength and power among the nations of the world,
the friendly United States. There is scarcely a
chance that they will ever be rivals in war.
However, if there should he formed some arrange
ment among the nations of the world that would
give us an insurance against another great, war,
some method other than the arbitrament of arms
for the adjustment of international disputes, the
last vestige of excuse for the forceable retention
of Ireland within the United Kingdom would immed
iately disappear.
AS A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE.
Commenting upon the efforts of Gov. Miller, the
Republican Governor of Now York, to secure com
plete co-operation from other State officers, The
New York Evening I’ost, independent, with Demo
cratic leanings, says:
1 In laying down the principle that officials
of Die Slate Administration must cooperate
with Hie Governor, ,\1r. Miller is undeniably
rig'll.
The Allies have served notico upon Germany that
she must pay Belgium as reparations on account
of die war 122,000,000,11110 gold marks—or $31.442.
400,ooo, figured at $0.2382 as die value of a mark.
The amount that France is to receive has not been
announced yet, but die size of the Belgian award
would seem to make it plain that the Allies do no'
mean to reduce their original to: figures, about $36,*
000,000,000 very much, if at all.
‘The attempt, to establish a connection between
the principle of self-government and the personnel
of the public service is a reminder that professional
politicians always look upon government in terms ot
an office and professional politicians would not con
tinue in the "profesh " if dipy were not sufficiently
plausible to convince unthinking people.
At least the process of elimination is operating
toward die solution of the Alaska Governorship race
Col. Forbes has been eliminated.
Short.>sighted Economy.
(Anchorage Times.)
■ Among the measures introduced in the Legisla
ture is one lo abolish ihe position of Mine Inspector
'and Publicity Bureau, by Senator Krawley of Nome.
I Senator Krawley lias doubtless been influenced by
<l'.e Nome Nugget, which takes the position that in
the absence of dividing the publicity of Alaska into
'districts the Bureau should be abolished entirely.
This is an entirely erroneous way of approaching
the subject. Publicity is the motive behind attract
ing capital and setting forth the advantages of Al
aska. it is the medium through which great com
j munities have been huilded, and lo relax at this time
is too much like shooting the bolt and having nothing
further to do.
The Dominion of Canada appropriates $1,000,(100
annually for publicity purposes and every province in
tlte dominion carries the publicity item as among the
'most important in the budget. The results of tiiis far
sighted policy has been to attract 1,000,00(1,dun Ameri
can dollars into Canada that should have come to
Alaska.
If Mr. Krawley lias any fault to find with the
publicity it can easily bo remedied; to abolish the
Bureau entirely would tie a Territorial calamity.
“Ireland and the World’s Peace."
(New York Post.)
Under this title ls>rd Northciiffe contributes an
article to the current number of the Nineteenth Ceil
fury which derives an added importance trom it
publication in this conservative and influential rc
\lew. That it should invite Ixmi Northciiffe to en -
icise the |>r<>sent regime in Ireland is an indication
<n the gravity with which the whole problem is in
i vested in the eyes of responsible Kngiishinen. Tim
K'xt oil w iiii li tie article is written is the words of
the Prime Minister and Mr. Bonar Law on the eve
of the general election of TblX: "So long as the Irish
'itiestion tot,Mains unsettled tliere can lie no political
t.eaco, eithi r in the United Kingdom or in the
Km p ire."
I.oni Yurt In-1 i ffe holds that “in the period itnmedi
at'-h following the armistice" British politician
1 S'*P "th.. greatest of all opportunities to read
iust the relations hid ween this country and Ireland.
Mtltougli tlmre has been considerable interference
"'lil tin I'Lcit of puliiic meeting and with the fr<■•■
,l”m ol !|i. lire . there had been no violent revolt
11 lr opinion, which continue)! to hope against
1 lint t ue termination of the war would sec ,t
ettlciiont hase<i upon the manciples for which the
great conflict had been waged. By entirely consti
inthinal metliods an enormous Sinn Kcin majority
U:| rigistei.d at the end of 11*18, but a year later t It •
i.nveninioiit i- in-d a proclamation suppressing Sinn
''1 I" 11,1,1 Kindri-d organizations. "This.” says Lord
Y'nrt Imiitte, 'was undoubtedly the gravest blunder
"v 'no vei made in administration. Until that time
1 ''I no serious political outrage in lr. -
Y ■ jmlgiiient run lie passed upon the record
1 r: 11,1 repri.-ais. and counter-reprisals unless this
” 1 ’: is first established. As Lord North
r*-'•’’*-• rim" the prestige of the Sinn Keiu
iiamcni «;i negligible until tanks and macliin
guns were brought in The influence of the mod
■aiis wen greatly w akened. Sinn Keins were driven
■ i iiiL-r_-1.• ,iml. and the chance of tlie extremists w as
• t band.
*•""1 in-!ift«• believes that "complete autonomy
'• :iin I'"ir Seas of Ireland" is the normal de
",U“I 1,1 1 ll,‘ Irish people, which must be granted it
' 1" 1' 1,1 •" * lasting settlement. Fiscal and tinau
ial iud<'pendi in e is an essential feature of political
It government lie concludes by indorsing the view
'■hie; Sir llorai <• Plunkett has consistently main
aiind. that no settlement can be imposed from with
1 11 1 i*i-L in .it in Ireland, if allowed to do so. can
•u‘l a "'it i > th<• free discussion of their com
mon interest.
BITS OF BY-PLAY
By Luke McLuke
Copyright by Cincinnati
Enquirer
L _ _
Mean Brute!
“When 1 die, I want you to marry
again as soon as you can." growled
Mr. Gabb.
“Why, how silly!” exclaimed Mrs.
Gabb. "What is the i lea of such
foolish talk?"
“Foolish, nothing," insisted Mr.
Gabb. "I want Some one to be really
sorry that /'died after I am gone.”;
Every Man to His Taste.
There was: an old man in Siam.
Who ate all the snails lie could cram.
As he gobbled in lmste,
He said: "Snails have a taste,
Hut for oysters I dont care a d n!"
Oh!
“Just what dfTerence is there be
tween a dipsomaniac and a common
souse?” asked the Old Fogy, as he
looked up from the newspaper lie
was reading.
“Well," replied the Grouch, “a dip
-omaniac is a common souse who lin
money enough to sloe!) it off in a
Sanitarium, and a common sousq is
a dipsomaniac who lms to sleep ii
off in the cell of a Folice Station."
Haw, Haw!
The Government is sending models
of the new American ship around to
the larger eities to stimulate travel
m American vessels.
American ship owners say they
can't compete with foreign vessels
because the ‘ latter have liars on]
board. They are going to quit lie-|
aitse Americans won't travel on dry I
\mericau vessels.
The Prohibitionists claim that a
mnjoity of Americans voted for Pro
hibition.
Don't prohibitionists do any trav
ling?
Representative Edmond claims
that thoy do—but they all travel on
wet ships.
Them Was the Happy Days.
About the only thing the average
youth inherits from liD Father is his
Politics. Duke MoLukt
About half right, Luke. We can
remember when a boy how wo in
herited Father's pants, and Mother,
was the Tailor.—Colduak-r (Ohio)
Chronicle]

Any Other Nominations?
Walter I,. Righfer, of Plainfield. X.
1 . hits been nominated for Corres
ponding Secretary of the Name's I.
Names Club.
Where's That Insect Powder!
Cox Roach, of Russell, Ky., has
moved to Missouri.
Names Is Names.
Striker Ttist, works for the Citizen
I Motor Car Company in Cincinnati.
Our Daily Special.
There Are a Dot of Pins in the
1 Dap of Luxury.
Luke McLuke Says ^
■-1
About the time a boy gets over bis
i on tempt, for Girls be also gets over
bis contempt f ir Good Clothes and
I Soap.
One nice thing about the styles is
I that a man can size up most of the
rest of a girl's anatomy before lie
j asks her for her hand.
Ktornity ; the interval between
I the hour a small boy gets home from
drool and the time supper is served.
_ Movie, of-a. maV; RgAornC Tt-ig"\SPoft~n>HC> vA6gs
Rr-ADS- Tem-NIS PSADS^IxIDaY READS .WRESTCwC, READS }BOoOLlnG
MEWS'f PICKES XJP. BvCVCLE ' RACE J NO W S ME WS _ (in » A ^twS. t .
rw V > v >iBt Yesterday's (whiu-wntingt^/ rau_roao Station) [iM.A.Res^uttANTj
pAi cr . in’ Doctor 5 ' a street, car; . i
“KccepTiOM" room)
Pt'ADo f-| O-iiS Rv'ADS HOCKCY, AMD 3ftSt-PALL' SOK
RACING KleWvS hJCVJS /|M BAR6CR Shop) 'SCOPE- AT LAST
| (at*-He CLUB)
My the time a man geta so prosper-[
ous that lie has time anil money to
burn ho is so old that lie has lost
all interest in conflagrations.
Some of the dres ses are so* thin
that if a man tried to hide behind
liis wife’s skirts people would take
her for ai quadruped.
If the conversation suddenly ceases'
when you enter a room, you were
getting YOURS when you entered,
all right, all right.
Nature is awfully dumb. She will
keep right on producing alcohol and
mint just as though there were r.o
such animal ns the Volstead Act.
Family quarrels over money occur
because Father has it and Mother
wants it. or Mother has it and Father,
wants it. or neither have it and both
want it.
Juneau Transfer
i
Company
j Moves, Packs and Stores Freight
And Baggage.
Prompt Delivery of ladyimith
Coal
Phone 48.
BEST OF EVERYTHING
TO EAT
Properly Cooked
and Served
ALASKA GRILL
Juneau's Pioneer Cafe
Baby^nfe
/Tru-biu.
I BISCUIT
COMPANY
SPOKANE
£ PORTLAND
DUDLEY G. ALLEN
ALASKA REPRESENTATIVE
YOUR
CHOICE
OF THREE FINE HOUSES
IN
VIEW LOCATIONS
AT
$2000
EACH
ON TERMS
ALLEN SHATTUCK
Insurance Real Estate
I CASE HOTEL |
I !
I Opposite City Wharf, Over |
McMillan’s Store
Telephone 225.
*-- -— - —■
■-■
To Make Concrete
Waterproof
j Requires Many Years' Practice
WHICH WE HAVE AND CAN
PROVE IT
By. for instance, the basement
under the Coliseum Theatre.
CONCRETE PRODUCTS
MFG. CO.
| Willoughby Ave. Juneau, j
To Insist Always
On Onr Coals.
WS CARRY THE ONIZ
GENUINE
LADYSMITH
And the
BEST
NANAIMO
THAT ARE OBTAIN Alii.
PACIFIC COAST COAL
COMPANY
JTkya* 411
GET A START
THAT IS THE FIRST PRECEPT OF SAVING
\
Keep Going
IS THE NEXT PRECEPT
A SAVINGS ACCOUNT FREQUENTLY INCREASED TIY ADDI
TIONAL DEPOSITS WILL SOON GIVE YOU A RESERVE FUND
THAT WILL SERVE YOU WELL FOR OPPORTUNTIES AND
EM URGENCIES.
One Dollar will start you in our Savings Department
THE B. M. BE H RENDS BANK
The Oldest and Largest Bank in Alaska
A CLASSIFIED AD will sell property—il the property if
saleable.
PROFESSIONAL '
I
Drs. Kaser & Freeburger
DENTISTS
1 and 3 Goldstein Bldg.
PHONE 56
Hours 9 a. m. to 9 p. m.
--*-1
- fl
Dr. Charles P. Jenne
dentist
Room* 8 and 9 Valentin* Bids.
Telephone 176.
i---1
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Dr. L. 0. Sloane
Office Phone 18
House Phone 297
I
l--I
Dr. DeVighne \
Malony Building ' |
Hour* 1 to 4, 7 to 9
Phones: Office, 104; Re*. 101
-1
Seward Bldg. Pnone 469 ^
Dr*. White & Stewart |
X-Ray Diagontieclan* and |
General Practitioner* of I
Dentistry. )
Hour* 9 to 6 and Oranlng*
T to 9. |
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DR. H. VANCE T
OSTEOPATH
201 Goldstein Bldg. Phone 259
Office hours—9 to 12; 1 to 5;
7 to 9.
_ -_a
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 I9T
Visit the Famous
Sitka Hot Springs
Dr. F. L. Goddard’s Sanitarium
Kates $2.60 Per Day aad up
Every Comfort
I. J SHAIUCK
Jeweler and Optician
Wateiea, Diamond*
Jewelry
Silverwara

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