ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE <
JOHN W. TROY, Editor and Manager.
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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
What part of the program was it that Mr. Wickersham plan
-??> 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
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
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
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.
B. M. BEHRENDS, President
J. K. s VILLI S, Vice-President p
GUY McNAUGHTON. Cashier ir
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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.
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
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
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.
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
com?lVr?btockoi' Mining, Logging and Flgftintf Supplies
Plumbing ? Tining -- Pipe Fitting
Estimates and prompt attention given all kinds Job Work
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
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
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
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
Alaska-Gastineau Mining Co.
THANE, * 9 t t ALASKA
C W. WINSTEDT
Office, Room 7T Garalde Block
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.
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