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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE!
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 Eotered aa second-class matter November 7. 1012. at the postotllce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1379. GET THE ISSUES STRAIGHT. THAT Mr. Bunnell's private character is all that is claimed for it in a platitudinous editorial in the Juneau Daily Empire of August 7th we have no intention of disputing, but that his innocuous activities during his fourteen years' residence in Alaska, during which he has been engaged solely in a furtherance of his own interests, while a very admirable trait, entitles him to the suffrage of the voters of this Territory in opposition to a man who has devoted the best years of his life to an almost hopeless struggle against over whelming odds and won out, is asking too much of an intelligent and discriminating public that has through years of oppression and disregard of its wishes by those in power been almost completely weaned away from that party fealty which was one of its pronounced traits in the years that have gone, never to return.?Skagway Al askan. Is this not another effort to overplay the credulity of the public ? "Won out" what and how? Conceded that Delegate Wickersham played an important part in the defeat of the iniquitous Beveridge bill which embod ied the outrageous Taft plan for the government of Alaska. But what of actual accomplishment and how was it accom plished ? The question before the people of Alaska now is not one of rewarding someone for public service performed sometime in the past. The circumstance that Judge Wickersham was instru mental in preventing the adoption of Taft's Alaska policies has no more to do with the issues of the present campaign than has the other circumstance that Mr. Bunnell has never served in high office, but has devoted his time to performing well and modestly his duties of citizenship and pursuing in honorable manner the practice of his profession. Taft is not President now, and he won't be for two years at least. The question before the people of Alaska concerns the fu ture. It is simply this: Do Mr. Bunnell and his platform and political faith offer more hope to the people than do Judge Wick ersham and the platform he has offered to the people? A cablegram is received by the Governor of Alaska from Sen ator Key Pittman, chairman of the committee on Territories in the Senate, saying that a bill has been passed by the Senate validating the Alaska tax laws. Forthwith the Wickersham press proclaims: "Another law secured by Wickersham." But they do not print the history of the legislation with the procla mation A WHOLE NATION AT WAR. THAT was a graphic picture those Chinese medical men brought from the Interior of Germany. Imagine a whole Nation off to war while the old men, young boys and women folk do all the work at home! Barbarism approaching the example of warring savages? Yes; but it means that a terri fic war is on. It means that Germany will not be stayed in its campaign of aggression easily. It means that whole Nations must meet the whole Nation in arms or suffer defeat at its hands. It means more than a few hundred thousand soldiers from Great Britain will be needed to save the day. Millions must go against millions, or peace terms will be dictated by the invaders at the capitals of the Allies. The events of the last few days have demonstrated that there is no child's play about this contest in Europe, nor is there any question about the fighting power of the German Empire. It has been said that it is rediculous to suppose that the Germans can whip all the Nations of Europe. Probably so; but when all the Germans go to war they can beat a part of the men of all the Nations of Europe. Welcome to the United States Francisco Carbajal, and may you serve your adopted country as well in the walks of peace as you have served Mexico in peace and war. / PROBABLY EXAGGERATED. IT is hardly conceivable that such a disaster as that which the New York Herald alleges has overtaken the British Navy could have been kept from the general public or censorized out of the dispatches from Europe and left to German wireless telegraph stations for distribution to the public. The circumstance that England still has the German navy bottled up and the seas open for commerce counts against the probability that her navy has been seriously crippled. If the British navy has lost 39 vessels or any considerable portion of that number, the chances are that most of them have been smaller craft?destroyers, torpedo boats and auxilliary ships of one kind and another. ? '*1 OLDEST BANK IN ALASKA The B. M. Behrends Bank Juneau, Alaska Established 1891 - Incorporated 1914 BANKING SERVICE develops improvements as business requirements demand them. This bank constant^ aims to meet the requirements of its customers' business consistent with legitimate banking rules. Officers: B. M. BEHRENDS. President J. K. WILLIS, Vice-President GUY McNAUGHTON. Cashier SHIPS OF ENGLISH AND GERMAN FLEETS ?? Tho following nnmed constitute the dreadnaughts and supordreadnaughts that are supposed to be In the North sea fleets of Great Britain which have faced each other almost since the beginning of the war: The British Fleet. Theso are the dreadnought types probably In tho British fleet In or near the North Sea and their tonnage: Tiger, battle cruiser, 28,000. Queen Elizabeth, 27,600. Queen Mary, battle cruiser, 27,000. Prince Royal, cruiser, 26,350. Ajax, 23,000. Audncious, 23,000. Centurion, 23,000. King George V., 23,000. Conqueror, 22,500. Monarch, 22,500. Orion. 22.500. Thunderer, 22,500. Colossus, 20,000. Horcules, 20,000. Neptune, 19,000. Collingwood, 19,000. St. Vincent. 19,250. Vanguard, 19,250. New Zealand, battle cruiser, 18,000. Indefatigable, cruiser, 18,800. Bellerophon, 18,600. Tcmeraire, 18,600. Superb. 18,600. Dreadnnught, 17,900. hi - ?" trim shins I llfOV Utv ??? "?t> o r completed, except the Dreadnaught, slnco 1908. They are the chief sup port of the home fleet. Such other ves sels as tho King Edward VII., the Do minion, the Commonwealth, the Hin dustan, the Zealandla, the Hibernla, tho Britlanla, the Africa, the Indomi table, the Invincible, the Aggamemon, tho Lord Nelson and tho Cornwalls, which have been used In the Mediter ranean fleet, may have been recalled to the North Sea although of course, somo protection must be left at home, at Gibraltar and In the Mediterranean. The British North Sea fleet has about 70 destroyers. The German Fleet. The more Important Gorman war vessels concentrated at Kiel and Wil helmshaven, to meet the British floet are: Oldenberg. 22,500. Heligoland. 22.500. Ostfriesland, 22,500. Thurlngen, 22,500. Friedrich der Grosse, 24,310. Kaiser, 24,310. Goeben, 22,600. Moltke, 22.600. Von der Tann. 18,700. Posen, 18,200. Rhelnland, 18,200. Westfalen, 18,200. Nassau, 18,200. Besides these the Koenlg Albert the Kaiserin and the Prlnz Regent Luit pold probably are In commission, giv ing Germany 16 or 17 dreadnaughts to about 32 for England. All the above German vessels are big gun vessels laid down since 1907. In destroyers the Germans are very strong, having 141, mostly in the North Sea. and these can be mobilized bet ter than the larger British destroyers. The Germans also have 47 torpedo boats and 30 submarines, so that in the first attack, which Is almost cer tain to be a torpedo attack, the Ger [ maii3 should make a good showing. PRESIDENT WILSON AND WALL STREET | In the current Issue of The Forum, The Wall Street Journal Is taken se verely to task for saying: that "a presi dent of coarser fibre, but of sounder business experience, would have rea lized the mischevous effect of further regulative legislation long ere this, and would have found no difficulty in winning Congress to an abandonment of'such measures for the present ses sion at least." The kind of "coarser fibre" president wanted by The Wall Street Journal is precisely the kind of president the American people do not want; the kind of president the American people wnnt Is the kind of president they now have in Wood row Wilson, a man who is carrying out " a scheme of magnificent constructive legislation." as The Forum says, "in spite of the threats cf financial gangsters, or the personal spleen of traitors to the party, or the Jeremiads of all the pessimists who believe that the coun try is inevitably going to perdition be cause it has a Man at Its head." The three ossentlal elements of the president's character, brains, back bone and heart, make It impossible for Wall street and its shifty clientele to like him; but the Americans elected him, they like him, and that Is enough. ?Seattle Sun. NOTICE TO DEMOCRATS. ?+? There will be a meeting of the Ju neau Democratic Club Monday eve ning. August 24, at 8 o'clock, in the new club rooms, 18 and 19, Valentine building, for the purpose of making arrangements, fixing the hours and place of voting and to nominate candi dates for delegates to-the Democratic primary election called for August 28, to select delegates to the Democratic Divisional Convention, called for the First Judicial division of Alaska to be held in Juneau September 7. JOHN R. WINN. Pres. TOM COLE, Asst. Secy. SUSPEND MONEY ORDER SERVICE WITH AUSTRIA WASHINGTON, Aug. 22.?The pos tal money order service with Austria has been suspended by the United States Postofflcc Department. POSTAL SAVINGS LIMIT RAISED TO $1,000 WASHINGTON, Aug. 22. ? The United States Senate has passed House bill increasing amount which one person have on deposit in the pos tal savings bank from $500 to $1000. LONDON PRESS PRAISE PRESIDENT WILSON LONDON, Aug. 8.?The newspapera print appreciative editorials on Presi dent Wilson's offer of mediation, and are specially laudatory of If bocauso It was mado when he wnB beset by private grlof. "It Is with profound satisfaction, say the Times, "that the British peo ple have taken noto that tho cau3e In which they are fighting has the sympathy, virtually tho unqualified sympathy, of their Amerlcun kins man. The United States Government Itself has of course proclaimed of ficial neutrality. "It Is tho only first class powor of the Western world thnt can main tain an attitude of oven comparative detachment toward tho combatants. As such there may be reserved for tho President of tho United States a role not unlike that assumed by President Roosevelt in the war be tween Russia and Japan. Sympathy for Prosldent "President Wilson, to whom at tho moment the sympathy of tho whole British people is extended In his private sorrow, has indeed already intimated his willingness to act In the Interest of European peace whenever occasion present itself. That time Is distant. There Is much stern work to bo done before any Government Is likely to avail Itself of his proffered services." The editorial closes as follows: "What they (the Americans) are now beginning to appreciate Is that tho rise of Germany to the power and in fluence hitherto enjoyed by us would be inimical to American Interests in the Caribbean and In South America and tho Pacific, and a menace to tho position and freedom of the United States as a wprld power. "It may even be that to a greater extent than they yet Imagine their victory of Great Britain and her friends.' May Listen In Time. "President Wilson Is one of the very few heads of states at the pres ent time," an editorial In the Dally News says, "toward whom his follow citizens have reason to feel warm gratitude. Even In the midst of his own troubles, it would be churlish not to give some expression to the sym pathy which men of good will every where must feel for him In his heavy sorrow. "He wrote his offer of mediation from the bedsldo of his dying wife. It has fallen for the time, as it was bound to fall, on deaf ears In warring Europe. Not every man can thus completely subordinate his private griefs to the service of mankind. "President Wilson's self-sacrifice has been for the moment vain, but the time will no doubt como when Europe will be glad to listen to It." TEXTILE MILLS MAY HAVE TO CLOSE PROVIDENCE, Aug. 22.?The tex tile mills throughout Rhode Island will probably have to close within a few weeks because of lack of adeiuate dyestuffs, which are imported from Europe, particularly from Germany. Rhode Island mills have less than six weeks' supply on hand. BIG BANKER LOOKS FOR GOOD TIMES NEW YORK. Aug. 22.?A. Barton Hopburn, president of the Chase Na< tional Bank, says: "This country cor talnly must profit by the disastrous I conflict In Europe. War will para- . lyzo the Industry of Europe and it will ( force Europe to look to us for staple foodstuffs and other commodities of life. "The fact that practically all the foreign controlled steamship lines will bo compelled to suspend operations during tho war will give America a . chance to re-assert itself as a shipping power. "The wnr will easo tho monoy situa tion here wonderfully. With financial relations with Europe cut off It means that the outflow of gold hus ceased. We will be able to conserve our gold here." ' , , , I AMERICANS WANT CASH FOR WHEAT CHICAGO, Aug. 22.?All exports of grain to Kuropo will stop until buyers deposit money here. Big housos seek legal means to cancel all contracts. + <f^+ + + + + + + + 4, + ,l,+ + 4 + CHURCH NOTES * + + Catholic Church. Communion mass at 8 a. m.; Parish High Mass and Sermon, at Evening services at 7 p. m. + + * Christian science. i Services nro held in Christian Science hall, Third and Seward streets at 11 o'clock. Subject of lesson ser mon;. "Mind." All are welcome. Sun day school at 10 a. m. Wednesday night motings at 8 o'clock. Free read ing room each Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 6. * * + ? Presbyterian Church John B. Stevens, Pastor. Morning service at 11. Subject: "Tho Design of Christian Trust." Ev enjpg service at 8. Text: Revelation 3:11. "Hold that fast which thou hast that no man take thy crown." The Perils of Unprotected Strength. Sun day school meets at 12 m. The Ladies i Aid will meet with Mrs. McCanaughy ? on Friday afternoon at 2:30. + + * Trinity Episcopal Church. Rev. Geo. E. Rcnison, Rector. Holy communion at 8 a. m. Morn ing prayer and sermon at 11 a. m. Sub ject of Sermon: "Three departments of Prayer. Private, Public and Fnm j ily." Music by the full vested choir. Everyone Is most cordially welcome. 1 Sunday school meets Immediately af- . tor morning service. Choir practice on Thursday ovenlng at 8 p. m. Be ginning Sept. 1st the evening services will bo resumed. 0 FREE TROUSERS FREE 1 > Until Aug. 3 we will give an <, < > oxtra pair of trousers freo with < > JI each suit of Kahn Tailoring J J i, Co.'s clothes. Price $25.00 up <? !; H. HEIDORN, Merchant Tailor * | o 222 Seward Street, JUNEAU ? $19.00 FARE TO PORTLAND $12.00 g FIRST ? SECOND PORTLAND STEAMSHIP GO. ' " ' 1 . ^ Steamer* J. B. STETSON and QU1NALT - - Freight and Pa**enger* Steamer THOS. LELAND - Freight and Combustible* Same Rate* Prevail a* out of Puget Sound ? WEEKLY SERVICE ============= S. LINDSAY. AOCNT. JUNEAU L. W. KILBURN. AGENT 207 Scward BUDS. PHONK 208 DOUGLAS, CITY DOCK PHONE 211 Scandinavian Grocery For Prices!! 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