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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE"
JOHN W. TROY, Editor and Manager. Published by the~EMPlKE PRINTING COMPANY SUBSCRIPTION RATES: I On? year, by mail |10.0C t Six months, by mail 5.00 I Per month, delivered 1.00 ' i Entered as second-class matter November 7. 1912, at the postofllce at Ju- i neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1879. i BUNNELL IS ONLY PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATE. THE people of Alaska should make no mistake about the is sue of the present campaign. Charles E. Bunnell is the candidate for Delegate to Congress who stands for popu lar government in Alaska. He is the candidate who believes in and stands for the principle of the government of Alaska by Al askans. He is the candidate who would bring government from Washington to this Territory, and thus make it so that the aver age citizen could have something to say about matters that con cern him more than they concern anybody else. He is the real progressive and the real democrat in the fight this year. The issues before the people of Alaska were made plain and 1 sharp by the Skagway convention, and the candidate of that con-! vention is emphasizing their clearness. The Democratic conven tion declared in its first plank for a full Territorial government for this Territory. It also declared for a direct primary election law and the Australian ballot. It followed these declarations by the nomination of a real Alaskan?one whose clean character and splendid abilities have been developed and applied here?for Delegate to Congress. The question that the people of Alaska are called upon to decide in this election is that of whether the Territory is to be managed by those who live in it and have their homes and families here or whether it is to be governed by influence at Washington?by men who know what they want and how to manipulate unseen wires to get it. Alaska needs real home rule?not a change of Washington wire pullers. Mr. Bunnell stands for home-rule; and he is the only candidate for Delegate to Congress who does so stand. An automobile recently made the trip from Chisana on the Copper River railroad to Fairbanks in 34 hours and 50 minutes. This is a very satisfactory demonstration of the services that good roads are capable of rendering Alaska. With a trunk rail road system through this Territory and good roads as feeders, locomotive and automobile will become important factors in Al askan development. FREE TOLLS ARGUMENTS FALL. EVENTS are fast demonstrating the absurdity of the argu ments advanced a few weeks ago by those who sought to ruin the popularity of the administration by attacking its Panama canal tolls policy. The Seattle Times, which blatantly contended that the country would be better off if the canal had never been built than it would be if American ships were com-1 pelled to pay tolls for its use, now predicts that the opening of the canal will bring great benefit to the Pacific coast, and it proves its prediction by the publication of the evidence to support it. It says: "A cut of 10 cents a hundred, or $2 a ton, in the rate on flour between Seattle and Atlantic ports, via the Panama Canal, is visible evidence that the new waterway will open new territory to trade. "This is a concrete instance furnished by the American Hawaiian Line, which in its first complete schedule establishes^ the rate on flour at 30 cents a hundred, or $6 a ton, from Seattle to Charleston, S. C., New York, Boston and Philadelphia. "Similarly, barley goes at 30 cents a hundred, as compared | with 40 cents via Magellan; tallow at 40 cents as against 45; < canned salmon at 30 cents as against 50. "The rate on salmon is a good instance of the chances for trade expansion on account of the Canal. "Charleston, as the gateway to a large territory, secures a reduction of $4 a ton on that product alone, through the fact that that port has been on an even footing with New York, Boston and Philadelphia. "A margin of $4 a ton is enough to work wonders. It is evi- j dent that Puget Sound salmon, which is celebrated all over the ( world, is about to make a new conquest of markets?thanks to 8 the canal." c The silence in Italy about "notes," ultimatums and mobili- " zation is eloquent of that nation's sympathies in the matter, a whatever it may do under its obligations to the Triple Alliance. ? "OUR MAN OF PEACE." o E 1< (Kenneth C. Beaton, "Ye Towne Gossip," in Seattle P. I.) n IMAGINE if you can a world distraught with war and battle fields, wet down with blood; and sinking vessels, choking * screams of dying, drowning men, who fought and died. For J c what? They never knew. And others going down today, and o: others still tomorrow, a sacrifice for lands and flags that owed ^ them life instead of death. And we, who live across the world, p look on and wonder if this thing that cries for blood and widowed ei wives and orphaned babes will reach its hands above the seas g and beckon us. And wondering, we look to Washington, to him who guides the way for us, and see a man with bended head and t tear-stained face beside the bier of her whose life had been the half of his; and who on bended knee had held the hand when life went out that he had held in loving grasp through all the oi years since boyhood days. And for the moment we forget, and ai add to his our tears of sympathy. And then forget again, and CQ\ hurry back to blood-stained battlefields and sinking ships. And tt back in Washington our man of peace weeps on alone, more ,n tears for one than kaisers, czars or kings find time to shed for thousands sent to their graves by them. th in Charles E. Bunnell is a real Alaskan and his candidacy for ^ Delegate to Congress stands for a real Alaska Territory. th ha "Food prices soar in Britain." But when War is getting up an appetite, what is the hunger of a few million plain people? ed 86 Our army worm is a trifling pest beside the army worm of of Central Europe. uti :OST Of WAR IN MONEY IMMENSE Dr. Charles Richet. statistician of ;he University of Paris, estimates that :he war In Europe will cost the Na :lons Involved 154,125,000 a day, or lpproxlmnteiy twenty billion dollars i year, without allowances for the in terruption of commerce and Industry or war indemnities. He bases his figures on the assumption that 20,000, 000 men will be under arms and that half that number will be engaged in operations before the war is over. Dr. Richot's figures are: Provisioning of troops ? $12,500,000 Feeding of horses ? 1,000,000 Pay - 4,250,000 Wages, arsenals and har bors - 1,000,000 Mobilization 2,000,000 Transport of foodstuffs, weapons, etc. 4,000,000 Ammunition? Infantry 4,000,000 Artiiiery 1,250,000 Ship artillery 376,000 Fitting out of army 4,000,000 Ambulanco service 500,000 Movement of ships 500,000 Deficit in taxes 10,000,000 Support for population without means 6,760,000 Requisitions, damage to towns, bridges, etc. ?? 2,000,000 American Estimate Higher. The Boston News Bureau, one of the highest American authorities, placeB the estimate on the war's cost at $100.000.000,000?far greater than the wealth of any Nation in the world? save only the United States. It says: "War of 1S70 cost France $3,000, 000.000; Germany about half as much. Germany after France had paid the indemnity of $1,000,000,000, was in a worse state than before the war. In the present struggle there Is likely to bo six powers engaged, to say nothing of the small ones. It would not be extravagant to estimate $100,000,000, 000 as the cost." AMERICANS BECOMING MORE DEMOCRATIC Granted that the great majority of Americans of respectable position are disposed in these days to favor social informality, the question arises: Does this indicate a growth of democracy, or is it due to the increasing propor tion of those who lack either the sur plus money or time, or both, to en able them to indulge in social formal ities? We are Inclined to favor the theory of democratic development, but we should Insist upon qualifica tion. There have been periods in the past during which barriers erected to promote social exclusion equally with barriers Intended for social pro tection have been ruthlessly destroyed in the name of democracy. The French revolutionary period nffords the most striking illustration to be found in history of the lengths to which people will sometimes go in their efTorts to reconcile destruction with democracy. Great crimes again st individuals and against society have been committed in the name of democracy, as well as in the name of liberty. The fallacy that democracy means leveling down is not yet en tirely abandoned. But in our times, we believe, it is largely overbalanced by the truth that democracy means leveling up. In any well regulated community or neigh borhood today there is greater incen tive to social Inclusivcness than there Is to social exclusiveness. Going "out of one's class" does not have the meaning it once conveyed. Modern relationships?closer contact, increas ing intermingling, community of in terest and aim, common recreations tnd amusements, the spread of educa :ion, the recognition of mutual rights ind obligations, the decay of special privilege, the disdain of unearned rredit, the voluntary rather than the orce acceptance of the claims of luman equality and fraternity, all :emented with common sense and ipiced with a wholesome appreciation ?f the humorous?combine to demo iratize the race. Keai merit, true worth, does not teed In these days to be tagged, tick- < ted or distinctively togged. The . verago man and the average woman I refer the natural to the affected, the asy to the strained, the informal to be formal, leaving the reverse of all f these to the novel and the stage, tut this need not mean the destruct >n of qualities, customs and observa ces that have proved their right > conservation and respect Rather, 'e think, it means that the well dress il. educated and refined are no long r so much a class apart; that a larg r and larger percentage of the popu ition every year 1b rising to the social lane upon which true democracy rospers. It means. In short, a high r popular conception of the meaning nd mission of democracy.?Christian cience Monitor. RIBUTE TO DEAD FRENCH STATESMAN With Europe tottering on the verge ! universal war, Joan Jaures died by 1 assassin's bullet, the victim of a insistent championship of the cause ' peace. For years ho had stood at ie head of the preliminary Socialists their protest against the madness ' militarism and the appalling waste big armaments. He had served as ,e political spokesman of the work g classes in their persistent plea at the domestic welfare and social ogress of the nation be placed above e policy of revenge and implacable itred. By the Irony of fate he per iod at the very hour when the brute ssions of neighboring peoples seem about to triumph over common use and the powers of reason. Juares was one of the great orators his day. In the Chamber of Dep. les and from the editorial chair of L'Humanite, ho wloldod an enormous influence by his powers of Invective and persuasion, by. his broad human sympathies and Intellectual forco. Bom in good circumstances, educat ed at the Ecole Normale Superieure and a professor of philosophy at Toul ouse, by circumstances and training he belonged to the narrow class of intellectuals who regard the daily af fairs of the world from a place apart. But his warm southern nature and emotional character led him into the turmoil of politics and the ceaseless work of journalism. By his physical energy, his unflagging moral courage and his devotion to principle, he was recognized everywhere as a high-mind ed Socialist, determined in accordance with his theories to better the condi tion not merely of the masses of one country but of the civilized countries of the world. Jaures was one of the few European statesmen of the present day who could ill be spared.?New York World. CALL FOR DEMOCRATIC DIVISIONAL CONVENTION ?+? By virtue of the authority vested in us by the Territorial Democratic Con vention held at Skagway, Alaska, Aug. 3, 1914, a call is hereby Issued for a primary election for the purpose of electing delegatos to a Divisional Con vention, to bo held at Juneau, Alaska, September 7th, 1914. Said convention to be for the purpose of nominating a Territorial Legislative ticket, the naming of a Divisional Committee and for such other business as may come beforo it. me numuer 01 aeiegtues w SJUU convention are apportioned as fol lows, towlt: Juneau, 12; Douglas, 6; Treadwell, 3; Haines, 1; Chilkat, 1; Sulzer, 1; Wrangell, 3; Sllvur Bow Ba sin, 1; Kllllsnoo, 1; Skagway, 3; Ket chikan, 7; Sitka, 2; Gypsum, 1; Pet Yakatak, 1; Tenakee, 1; Charcoal Point, 1; Sheep Creek, 1; Craig, 1; ersburg, 1; Chichagoff, 1; Jualtn, 1; Kasaan, 1; Hadley, 1; Lorlng, 1. Primary elections for the purposes mentioned should be held on or before August 28, 1914. Credentials of delegates selected for said convention must be In the bands of the Territorial Committeemen on or before September 6, 1914. Dated at Juneau, Alaska, this 7th day of August, 1914. j. f. Mcdonald, d. noll, Territorial Committeemen for First Division. NOTICE. ?*? NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that In accordance with a city ordinance all chimneys other than brick or con crete must be removed within 30 days from date of this notice, after which date the ordinance) will be enforced. Dated August 12. 1914. WM. McBRIDE, 8-12-6t. Chief of Police. ST. GEORGE HOUSE. Everything new. Sood light and well ventllatod rooms. Baths, electrlo | Ight. Good board. Reasonable rates by the day, wook ir month. 4-18-tf MRS. A. E. VESTAL. If you want a Joy ride call up 57 ir 321. 7-9-tf. I William Pallister, M. D., Seattle Specialist in the treatment of diseases and deformities of the eye, ear, nose and throat Will bo in Juneau till Sept 1, ^Offic^ltMJrSloanej^Moniinf^nlif If You Want the Beat? ASK FOR fjJfiPSTEYN & McKANNA Alaska Agents McDonald & Hart Contractors and Builders Office at McCloskey'8 Cigar Store Front Street \ [ PREK TROUSERS FREE ,, Until Aug. 3 we will give an ,, < > extra pair of trousers free with <1 \ I each suit of Kahn Tailoring \ J <? Co.'s clothes. Price $25.00 up < > \ ; H. HE1DORN, Merchant Tailor \ \ <> 222-Seward Street, JUNEAU <> Peerless Bakery Bakers of Fine Pastry of all kinds. Only the best of mater ial used. Try the Peerless brand. Its quality Insures its continuous use. 4> + + + + + 4* PEERLESS BAKERY (Formerly Lempke's) THEO. HEYDER. Propr. 125 Front 8t Phone 222 B. D. STEWART MINING ENGINEER U. 8. MINERAL 3URVEYOR P. O. Box - - - Juneau C W. WINSTEDT ARCHITECT SUPERINTENDENT Sketches Free Office, Room 7, Garalde Block Juneau, Alaska. .1 ' j ===== sss a i OLDEST BANK IN ALASKA I The B. M. Behrends Bank Juneau, Alaska Established 1891 Incorporated 1914 BANKING SERVICE develops improvements as business requirements demand them. 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