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JOHN W. TROY, Editor and Manager. Published by the EMPIRE PRINTING COMPANY SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One year, by mail ?$10.00 < Six months, by mall 5.00 ' Per month, delivered ? ? 1.00 ' Entered as second-class matter November 7. 1912, at the postofllce at Ju- i neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1879. ? LET'S KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS. i IN view of President Wilson's past policy toward Al aska and his expressed future policy, as well as that of the Secretary of the Interior, in the great er part of which they have been guided by the exper ience, knowledge and advice of Mr. Wickershara, who politically was not in any manner affiliated with the ad ministration, it is hard for one to follow the course of reasoning that presupposes that Mr. Bunnell's defeat (and consequently Mr. Wickersham's election) will be taken to mean a verdict of disapproval by the people of the Territory of the administration.?Skagway Alaskan. In trying to cover a great deal of ground in a very little space isn't our Skagway friend depending rather too much on the credulity of its readers? Isn't it asking overmuch to expect people to take for grant ed the statement that the administration in formulating its Al askan policies was "guided by the experience, knowledge and ad vice of Mr. Wickersham?" Would it not be well to be more spe cific? What part of the program was it that Mr. Wickersham plan ned? -??> r>- ? I Did he inspire the President's declaration that "the people of Alaska should be given a full Territorial form of government?" If so why didn't he follow it up by the introduction of a bill pro viding for it? Or why did he neglect to mention it in the plat form which accompanied the declaration of his candidacy for re-election as Delegate to Congress? Did Secretary of the Interior Lane get his Alaska Develop ment Board idea from the Delegate from Alaska? Was it Mr. Wickersham that persuaded the President and Secretary of the Interior to urge the construction of the gov ernment railroad in Alaska? Was it at the invitation of the Delegate that the Secretary of the Treasury wrote to Mr. Wickersham, nearly a year after the passage of the memorial by the Alaska Legislature asking for an additional appropriation for a capitol building, calling his at tention to the memorial and. in effect, suggesting that he get busy ? Was it at the suggestion of the Delegate to Congress that Secretary of the Interior Lane urged the passage of a bill re-; storing to entry the 80-rod reservations between waterfront land claims ? Let us hear more about these matters. The voters no doubt would be pleased to know just how much of the administration's' Alaskan policy bears the blaze marks of the guide? Perhaps the administration, too, would like to know something about it. Let's get down to brass tacks when discussing these things.; The Northwestern Baseball League should now be run as a baseball league ought to be run. As sporting editor of the Times "Shorty" Hughes has been instructing the managers of leagues and baseball teams on all points of the game for a long time. As president of the Northwestern League he will now; have an opportunity to test some of his theories. However, Mr. Hughes should make a satisfactory league president. He has forgotten more about baseball than most men ever knew, and he is a fine all round newspaper man besides. GERMANY'S DAY OF LIQUIDATION. THE present is likely to be Germany's day of liquidation of international constroversies?unless, of course, she should win a quick victory in Europe. Every little country that has been nursing a grudge against the Kaiser is now getting it out and brushing it up in preparation for presentation to the court of public opinion, while she gets her navy and army ready to annex German merchant ships and colonies. Brazil is the latest | country that is said to have discovered a controversy that must; be settled quickly, and she is making preparations to demand immediate and certain satisfaction. It might be added that if any country has forgotten any past quarrels with Germany, English diplomatists will likely refresh their memories. There has little gone on in this world for some centuries that the chaps who have been caring for Johnny Bull's foreign affairs do not know, and there has been no people as successful in annexing allies when they are needed as these same Englishmen who are engaged in the foreign ser vice of their country. ( ONE WICKERSHAM PAPER IS FAIR. 1 ? ? THE Iditarod Pioneer thinks Delegate Wickersham does not 1 favor a Territorial form of government in Alaska because ' he did not include it in his platform. It supports him be- E cause, among other things, it agrees with him. It is opposed to * a full Territorial form of government. That is fair. Mr. Bun- ^ nell does favor a full Territorial form of government, and the t platform upon which he stands declares for it. That issue is squarely joined, and it may be frankly and fully discussed. OLDEST BANK IN ALASKA J The B. M. Behrends Bank I Juneau, Alaska d Established 1891 - - - Incorporated 1914 ? BANKING SERVICE I develops improvements as business requirements h demand them. This bank constantly aims to meet the requirements of its customers' business consistent with legitimate banking rules. _____ 8, Officer*: B. M. BEHRENDS, President J. K. s VILLI S, Vice-President p GUY McNAUGHTON. Cashier ir . ? ? ;OMMANDERS IN EUROPEAN WAR 1 Gen. Sir John D. P. French. Sir John Denton PInkstono French, , ;hiof of Staff of the Army of Great 3ritaln has won the distinction of of ice which he now onjoys by a series >f achievements which mako an en- ' /iable record. Ho 1b now sixty-two rears of age. In I860 he entered the | Royal Navy and did not go into the \rmy until 1874 at which time he served in the Nineteenth Hussars in the Sudan Campaign, later command ing that regiment. In 1897 ho was promoted to the rank of Major (ienoral In command of- the cavalry dlvlslun In Natal. In 1900 he was made Lieu tenant General in command of the cavalry division in South Africa. General French conducted the ac tivities of the British near Colesburg in 1899 and 1900 and was in command of the cavalry operations which end ed in the relief of the city of Klmbor iy. now famous for its diamond mines. Then under Loid Roberts, in command of the cavalry division, he led the campaign which resulted in the cap ture of Blomenfontaine and Pretoria. As a reward for tho excellence of his service in the African campaigns he was promoted to tho rank of Major General and appointed to the com mand of the First Army Corps at Adersbot, and from that rank to his Dreaent position as Chief of Staff of the army of Great Britain. Gen. Sukhomllnoff. General SukhomllnofT, Russia's Min ister of War, unlike moat of his pre decessors In the War department, Is a Slav and a Russian Nationalist. He was at one time the military governor of KlefT. Until called to begin the task of reorganization of the Russian army as Minister of War, his entire attention was given to the strategic problems of tho western frontiers of Russia. Taking no part In either tho Chinese or Japanese conflicts, his chief campaign activity was In con nection with tho Turkish war, in which he fought brilliantly upder Gen. Dragomlroff. as Lieutenant, and whom he succeeded as commandor In the southwestern frontier. Gen. Sukhomlinoff has never been well known In Court circles, but he reached the capital with the reputa tion of being "the most clever organ izer, the ablest strategist, and the most brilliant commander of the entire army" as the one man above all his contemporaries selected to play prob ably the most important role in any war drama ever staged in Austria and Germany. He is by profession a cavalryman, and Berlin, Vienna, and Paris unite in proclaiming him the most remark able cavalry leader in Europe. Sen. Von Moltke. General Helmuth von Moltke, chief of the general staff of the German army Is a nephew of the great Field marshal von Moltke, and "rejoices in the Christian name of Julius." Paral leling his uncle's wide reputation for taciturnity tho nephew and successor as Chief of Staff Is famed for neyer smiling. Not merely deep gloom, but actually profound misery is his habit ual expression, and It is said that the Kaiser frequently refers to him as "Der traurige Julius," in other words "Gloomy Julius." However, it must be admitted that he has perhaps some Justification for this trait, for It is a well known fact that Emperor Will iam Is no easy man to please in mili tary matters, and the General prob ably known well tho fact that he has not met with the entire approval of his master In that conncetlon. Never theless he has contrived to keep his office for upwards of seven years, though several persons in a position to know more or less about the situ ation have attributed his tenure to the lack of a better man to fill the place. He has been, until the present strug gle began, an almost^contlnual subject of imperial criticism. ben. Joseph Joffre. General Joseph Joffre, commander In chief of the army of France, is per haps one of the most popular men In his country today. He Is frequently called "Iron willed Joffre," and among the army men It Is a common saying that If General Joffre has once made up his mind nothing can force him to I change it. He is a small man, as was that other commander in chief of France's army In the fearful hour of the French revolution, sixty-two years jf age, with an unusually massive Sead, fair haired, and wears a heavy irooping moustache. He has the repu :ation of being an excellent horseman. While on duty in Madagascar Gen sral Joffre constructed the harbor of Diego Suarez, the principal one on he island, and It was there he recetv !d his training as an engineer. The nebllization plans for the French army vere drawn up last April by General foffre and their execution has estab ished beyond question his fitness for lis present position. NOTICE TO DEMOCRATS. There will bo a meeting of .the Ju icau Democratic Club Monday eve ilng, August 24, at 8 o'clock, In the iow club rooms, 18 and 19. Valentine lulldlng, for the purpose of making rrangements, fixing the hours and lace of voting and to nominate candl ates for delegates to the Democratic rimary election called for August 28, p select delegates to the Democratic livislonal Convention, called for the 'irst judicial division of Alaska to be eld In Juneau September 7. JOHN R. WINN, Pres. TOM COLE, Asst. Secy. ,000 AMERICANS ARE STILL IN SWITZERLAND WASHINGTON, Aug. 21.?The larg st number of Americans In distress l Europe are in Switzerland, where ley number 8,000. NOTICE OF DELINQUENT TAXES ON PERSONAL PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF JUNEAII TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: Notice is hereby given that tho delinquent tax roll of personal prop erty for the City of Juneau, Alnska. for the year 1914, has beon completed end Is now open for public Inspection at the office of the City Clerk, and un less tho taxes delinquent together with tho penalty for such delinquency are paid the property upon which such taxes aro a lien will be sold by the City Marshal at public auction at tho front door of tho city hall In tho city of Juneau, on September 24th, 1914, at tho hour of 2 o'clock p. m. The following list shows a description of the proporty contained In the delinquent tax roll, the amount of tho tax, and the penalty thoron and to whom assessed: Amount Pon To Whom Assessed Description of Property of Tax alty Dr. Flnley Dental equipment - ? $8.00 50.40 L. J. Van Lehn Machinery and tools 6.00 .30 C. Secrist Piano 6.00 .30 Peltivich & Dahl Stock and fixtures 4.00 .20 Madamo Major Schwlnn Millinery stock, otc 4.00 .20 John McLoughlin Furniture, otc - ?? 2.00 .10 Alnska Transfer ? Horses, wagons, etc .....32.00 .1.60 H. H. Folsom Furniture, etc 4.00 .20 Elizabeth Decker -Personal property 2.00 .10 B. H. Jones - Personal property 5.00 .25 Carl Hardy Shooting gallory _ 5.00 .25 T. Knt&zama Barber shop 2.00 .10 A. Christopher Stock and fixtures 10.00 .50 Judge John R. Winn -Law library - 40.00 2.00 Louvre Bar. Stock and fixtures 80.00 4.00 H. C. Hannawatt ?Model restaurant stock & flxtures....20.00 1.00 J. J. O'Brien Barber shop 2.00 .10 Ellcs & Cruckshanks Fairbanks restaurant equipment 16.00 .80 Mrs. Hughes - Bakery and furniture 15.00 .75 Ploneor Restaurant Restaurant equipment 6.00 .25 Arvid Johnson - Stock and fixtures 16.00 .80 Arvid Franzen Stock, etc 2.00 .10 City Cafe Furniture and fixtures 20.00 1.00 Tom Cleveland Motor cycle 2.00 .10 - - ? 1_ 9 Al. Cooper avwr vyum -.?? ? E. Hushes Motor cycle 2.00 .10 Artemlse Parmentler Furniture, etc 10.00 .60 A. A. Gabbs Gas boat "Fox" ?. ...50.00 2.50 Wm. Dlckeson Gas boat "Iowa" 18.00 .90 \Vm. Dlckeson Gas boat "Grubstake" ....12.00 .60 Valentine & Pulver. _ Gas boat "Lotus" 13.00 .65 Fred McGIll -..."Peerless" 60.00 2.50 Jack Johnson Gas boat "Clara D." 4.00 .20 Geo. Harkrader Gas boat "Pilot" : 2.00 .10 Thomas Thorsen Gas boat "Christine" -- 2.00 .10 Chas. Goldstein -Gas boat "Graco E." 12.00 .60 Owners Gas boat "Imperial" 20.00 1.00 Owners - Gas boat "Rolfe" - 20.00 1.00 James Chrlstoe Gas boat "Tilllcum" - 10.00 .60 Ella T. Rowe Gas Boat "Anita Phillips 20.00 1.00 Dr. Kaser Gas boat "Santa Rita" 10.00 .50 Dr. Kaser : Gas boat "St. Nicholas" 36.00 1.75 Earle Hunter Gas boat "Querlda" ? 8.00 .40 Lynn AdslL - Gas boat "Union" - 16.00 .80 Jas. Plunkett Gas boat "Lou" 16.00 .80 Owners Gas boat "Highland Queen"..... 20.00 1.00 Neville & Ward Gas boat "Alaska" 8.00 .40 Neville & Ward Gas boat "Georgia C." .'... 6.00 .30 Robert Saunders Gas boat "Ranger" - 5.00 .25 H. Patterson Gas boat "M.R.P." 6.00 .25 Owners - Gas boat "Magna" 5.00 .25 Fred Raum ?.Gas boat "Dolphin" 20.00 LOO John Raum... 3as boat Launch ..? ?. 2.00 .10 Owners Gas boat "Midnight Sun" 16.00 .75 Owners ?Gas boat "Suoml" ! 15.00 .75 Magnus Hanson Bas boat "Robin" 10.00 .50 Owners - Gas boat "Bee" 4.00 .20 Trevor Davis Gas boat "Cordelia D." ? 6.00 .30 William Geddcs Gas boat "North Star" 5.00 .25 A. S. Erickson Gas boat "Alecto" 16.00 .76 Mike Koskella Gas boat "Caesar" 10.00 .50 C.Stoward or Al Pederson Gas boat Launch 10.00 .50 Chas. Olson Gas boat "Confidence" 10.00 .50 Peter Holosboro Gas boat "Dauntless" 20.00 1.00 Wm. & John and Chas. B. Wol ford Gas boat "Wm. & John" 14.00 .70 Frank Reld Gas boat "Nabob" 7.00 .35 Owners Gas boat "Mary L." 15.00 .75 Tom Cleveland Gas boat "Edith C." 15.00 .75 Indian George Gas boat "Klnsle" 6.00 .30 IN WITNESS WHEREOF I havo hereunto set my hand and affixed the official seal of the City of Juneau, this 14th day of August, A. D., 1914. E. W. PETTIT, (Seal) City Clerk. PHONE^ll Scandinavian Grocery For Prices!! We Have the GOODS SffSS. ana?M?a??HHtataEMMW t; kuh tobmb?m?? i ??1 ??? Sporting Goods C.W.Young Co. HARDWARE Cutlery Etc. com?lVr?btockoi' Mining, Logging and Flgftintf Supplies Plumbing ? Tining -- Pipe Fitting Estimates and prompt attention given all kinds Job Work PAINTS-VARNISH-WALL PAPER?BRUSHES SfELSSL WAUGH ROCK DRILLS and EVINRUDE DETACHABLE MOTORS MODERN AND UP-TO-DATE Furniture Rugs Office Desks Go-Carts Etc. FIRST TERRITORIAL BANK OF ALASKA Douglas, Alaska Every facility for banking:. Foreign and domestic ex change. Commercial accounts solicited. Interest allowed ! on time deposits. M. J. O'CONNOR, Pres. - - - A. E. GURR, Cashier ALASKA MEAT COMPANY John Reck. Mgr. Wholesale and Retail Butchers Manufacturers of all Kinds of Sausages Our Hams and Bacon Are Home-Smoked FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF JUNEAU UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY Capital $ 60,000 Surplus and Undivided Profits 50,000 D I RECTO RS T. F. Kennedy, PreB. ?k Kennedy John Reck, Vicc-Prcs. ge?.k miller Harold H. Post, Cashier r. II. stevens, Assistant Cashier Under the enmo management FIRST TERRITORIAL BANK'OF ALASKA Interest paid on Time Denosits Groceries and Men*s Goods Alaska-Gastineau Mining Co. THANE, * 9 t t ALASKA C W. WINSTEDT ARCHITECT SUPERINTENDENT Sketches Free Office, Room 7T Garalde Block Juneau, Alaska. William Pallister, M.D., Seattle Specialist In the treatmont of diseases and deformities of the eye, ear, nose and throat. Will bo in Juneau till Sept 1, Get the Habit Hire Berry's Auto Cheaper Than Walking Office Phone 22 ALL HOURS Garage Phone 294 TABLE LINENS FOR FALL JUST BEGINNING TO ARRIVE I REAL SILESIAN Pattern Cloths SIZE 22x90 Each .... $3.50 SIZE 72x108 Each .... $5.00 GERMAN LINEN Pattern Cloths I SIZE 70x80 Each .... $3.00 I SIZE 72x108 Each .... $3.50 MERCERISED DAMASK CLOTHS SIZE 63*63. Each - - 12.00 SIZE 72x72. Each - - &2.50 BEAUTIFUL BLUE and WHITE 3ILESIAN SETS, $10.00 For the Set MADEIRA SETS MADEIRA SCARFS MADEIRA DOILIES Lovely Assortment of Damask and Hucks TA WC I Q That Delight the Eye. and AT ALL PRICES -1 U YY E.L J- Don't Hurt the Puree Alaska-Treadwell Gold Mining Go.