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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
JOHN W. TROY, Editor and Manager. Published by the EMPIRE PRINTING COMPANY SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One year, by mall $10.00 Six months, by mall - 5.00 Per month, delivered , 1.00 Entered as second-class matter November 7. 1912, at the postofllco at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3, 1879. ALASKA'S HOME RULE QUESTION. ONE of the principal issues before the people of Alaska in the campaign that is now under way is the question of home rule for this Territory. The first declaration of the Democratic platform is for a full Territorial government ?one that will bring government home to the people of Alaska instead of having it centered at Washington. Mr. Bunnell stands squarely on that plank. He urges the passage of a law that will permit those who live in Alaska to have the manage ment of their government. Delegate Wickersham introduced and Congress passed a bill creating a Territorial Legislature, after the people x of the United States had elected a House of Representatives in which there was an overwhelming Democratic majority. The record of the hearings before the committee on Territories in that House disclose that there was never any doubt about the passage of a bill extending self-government to Alaska. The con troversies of moment in the committee hearings arose when Democratic members of Congress questioned the Delegate criti cally as to why he had included so many limitations upon the Territorial government he proposed to establish. His explan ation was in effect that he desired to get a bill that would not be rejected by the Republican Senate or vetoed by the Republican President. It has been nearly a year since President Wilson has said that Alaska should b given a full territorial form of govern ment, and both Houses of Congress are now Democratic. What has the Delegate done to secure an enlargement of our authority over our own affairs? The fact is that Delegate Wickersham has not only not at temped to secure more powers for the people of Alaska, but he has introduced measures that would further restrict their powers. This is a question that involves the elemental principles of democratic government. Under conditions as they are the^peo ple of the Territory are under a despotism. When the despotism is benevolent they are fortunate. When it is tyrannical, they suffer. Mr. Bunnell would remove the despotism and give us self-government. The President believes that Alaska should have full Territorial government. Let us ask for it and secure it while we have an administration that is willing to grant it, and thus provide against a day when the despotism might become tyrannical. WILSON FRIENDLY TO BUSINESS. THAT President Wilson and the party of which he is the head are friendly to the real business interests of the country is demonstrated again by the manner in which they have responded to the situation produced by the war in Europe. The first crash of war caused a financial shock that for the moment turned the country topsy turvy. The President and Secretary of the Treasury rushed to the rescue with the Na tional reserve, distributing it throughout the country in such manner as to serve the people best. This was followed by the distribution of the new currency. Within an incredibly short time it was discovered that the country was all right financially. Then came the embarrassment resulting from the lack of ships with which to carry our products to market. That is be ing remedied as fast as bills can be prepared and rushed through Congress. The plan adopted was that of securing American ships. First ships of foreign build were allowed to take Ameri can register. Next, the government assumed the war risk on ships and their cargoes. Now the administration is considering the purchase of ships by the government and the establishment of government lines to Europe, South America, and, perhaps, elsewhere. One of the notable features of this work of adjusting the country to the effects of the unlooked for and unprecedented war in Europe has been the quick and general acceptance of the leadership of the President and his Cabinet. As has been the case in every crisis that has risen since he became President there has been absolute confidence in every section of the coun try and in every element of the population that the chief exe cutive of the Nation and his advisers are capable of handling the situation. All of which proves that the administration is not and has not been making war on business. It has simply been striving to free business from special privilege and artificial conditions. When all is said and done there is no class of the people that is more greatly interested in a square deal and natural con ditions than are the real business men of the country?those engaged in producing, trading and banking. So far as they are concerned the elimination of the special privilege that had en trenched itself behind the high tariff, the removal of money control from the hands <5f jugglers in business and transporta tion organization, and the destruction of unnatural combinations in restraint of trade has been the discarding of excess baggage. I GOOD WORK IN MEXICO. SECRETARY of State Bryan's statement that the outlook in Mexico is encouraging, and that "we may be hopeful of an era of peace, prosperity and progress in that country," is worth the months of patient "watchful waiting" of the adminis tration at Washington. Let us trust that the hope is well founded. If the result should meet with the expectations of the administration, its work in Mexico will prove invaluable to this country. Already the policy of Wilson and Bryan has won for us the friendship of the countries of South America as we never had it before. The situation could not be better for the purpose of building a pan-American friendliness that has been the desire of American statesmen for many years. It is significant in this connection that John Barrett, who has been a recognized authority on South and Central American af- < fairs, says that South America is ready to back up President Wilson and Secretary Bryan. j SOMETHING OF BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (By Gertrude E. Mallette.) Brussels, which the French know as Bruxelles, and which has Just fall en Into the hands of tho invading Ger man armies was first protected again st hostile forces In the year 1044, when Baldric, the Count of Louvaln constructed Its first walls. Since that time Brussels has known many mis fortunes and during the fifteenth con tury the city was twice razed by fire and once ravaged by plague. In 1568 the city was the scene of tho tragic execution of Count Egmont and Count Hoorn, who gave their lives In forfeit as penalty for their opposition to Phil ip II In his policy regarding the Neth erlands. Marlborough made his headquarters at Brussels after the battle of Ramllles In 1695 and one hundred years later it was taken by the French who held it until 1814 at which time It became the capital of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In 1830 the city was the center of the revolt which resulted in the separation of Holland and Bel glum. Since that time it has been tho capital of Belgium and has won ! for itself an enviable reputation in l connection with the cultivation and j patronage of art Like so many other cities in the public eye in Europe today, Brussels I has an old town and a new town, the ! former speaking Flemish and the lat ter almost exclusively French. The river Senne runs through the city, cutting the plain from tho hill which forms the new town. The old fortifi cations have been changed into boule vards, a change which has taken place in many European towns whose poli tical situation has changed frequently, and with their rows of elm and linden they stretch for a distance of five miles or more of very beautiful prom enade commanding an extensive view of the surrounding country All except one of the many gates to the city are modern, the one rem nant of the ancient fortifications is the Porte de Hal, built in 1379, a mas sive military tower which in later years has been used as a prison. Tho streets of Brussels are all very irre gular, some of them so much so that they have been spoken of as "twist ing." There is a wealth of ancient architecture in the city, particularly In the old town, perhaps the most fa , mous example of which Is the Church of Notre Dame de la Chapelle, which is an edifice of great beauty, j All the world knows Brussels for its laces and its carpets, and perchance the vegetarians may think of it as the home of "Brussels sprouts" and be entirely justified, for the sprouts form no small part of the autumn crop of the Belgian, gardens. Trade is car ried on chiefly by rail, the river be ing unnavlgable, though the canals ; are used to great extent. Perhaps the best glimpse one can get of these ca nals without actually being in Bros ; sels may be quoted from Stevenson. , who says, In" connection with his ca noe trip down the Willerbroek canal: "Of all the creatures of commercial enterprise, a canal barge is by far the ' most delightful to consider. It may I spread its sails, and then you see it sailing high above the tree tops and ' the windmill, sailing on the aqueduct, ^ sailing through green cornlands, the most picturesque of things amphibious. Or the horse plods along at a foot ; pace as if there were no such thing as business in the world; and the man dreaming at the tiller sees the same spire on the horizon all day long. It is a mystery to see how things get to their destination at this rate; and to see the barges waiting their turn at tho lock affords a fine lesson of how easily tho world may be taken." : PEACE TREATIES PROVIDE FOR INVESTIGATION ?*? +++++++*++++**++ + + * THE ROLL OF HONOR + + ?? + , + Salvador, Guatemala, Pana- + I ? ma, Honduras, Nicaragua, Bo- * + livia, Netherlands, Portugal. + * Persia, Denmark, Switzerland, + + Costa Rica. Dominican Repub- * + lie, Venezula, Italy, Norway, + + Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina and ? * Chile. ? + + + + + + + + + + + + + <f + + + + The twenty treaties have been -ail flcd by the United States Senate and are epoch-making. They provide for investigation in all cases. The con tracting nations agree not to declare war or begin hostilities until the in vestigation is completed (the investi gation not to extend beyond one'year without special agreement) but re serve the right to act independently after the report is made. The treaties provide that in dis putes where the diplomats of the con tracting parties fail to adjust their dif ference must be referred to a com mission in which five nations are in volved. This plan, upon which the Secretary of State, by the authority of the Presi dent, has been working for more tban a year, will go far to make war im possible. One more treaty has been signed, but has not yet reached Wash ington, and several more, including Great Britain, France and China, are agreed upon. Let the lovene of peace rejoice!?Bryan's Commoner. RUSSIA ACTS ON GREATEST SECRECY LONDON, Aug. 24?A St. Peters burg special says that the greatest se crecy is being maintained in the mo bilization of the Russian array. Even commanding officers do not know where their troops are going when they leave Moscow and St. Petersburg for the front NO. 1146?A. SUMMONS FOR PUBLICATION In the United States District Court for The District of Alaska, Division Number One, at Juneau. The United States of America. Plain tiff. vs. John F. Malony, LUa A. Olds. Mamie S. Williams, Mary C. Hlbort. Lloyd M. Rltter, Lydla K. Rltter, Claud E. Erlcson, B. D. Stewart, E. R. Jaegor, William J. Rock, Belle Goldstein Simpson, F. J. Wettrlck, Walter K. Zott, Vera A. T. Zott, Mrs. D. Mc Laughlin, Mrs. John T. Welch, J. H. Cobb and John J. Clarke, Defendants. To JOHN F. MALONY, Defendant, GREETING: IN THE NAME OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, you are here by commanded to be and appear in the nbovo-entltled oourt, holden at Juneau, In said Division of said Dis trict, and answer the complaint filed against you in the above entitled ac tion within thirty days from the date of the service of this summons upon , you, and, If you fail so to appear and answer for want thereof the plaintiff will apply to the Court for the relief demanded In said complaint. The relief demanded In the com plaint Is the cancellation of that cer . tain land patent No. 68717, date June , 21, A. D. 1909, to Fraction Lode Min ing Claim, situated in Harris Mining , District, Division Number One, Dls . trlct of Alaska, and designated as Survey No. 761. The date of the or der for the service of this summons r ror" publication is August 14, A. D. 1914. The defendant John F. Malony I Is required to answer the complaint f herein within thirty days after tho 28th day of September, A. D. 1914; the date of the first publication of this summons being August 17, and the date of the last publication, Septcm | ber 28, A. D. 1914. IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereto set my hand and affixed the Seal of the above Court this 14th day of August, A. D? 1914. <SEAL) J. W. BELL, Clerk. If you want a Joy ride call up 57 or 321. 7.9-tf. lih??^=?? OLDEST BANK IN ALASKA Tfie B. M. Befirends Bank :j Juneau, Alaska ^ Established 1891 Incorporated 1914 i'j BANKING SERVICE develops improvements as business requirements demand them. This bank constantly aims to meet the requirements of its customers' business consistent with legitimate banking rules. Officer*: B. M. BEHRENDS, President J. k. WILLIS, Vice-President GUY McNAUGHTON. Cashier ^ ? <? | $19.00 FARE TO PORTLAND $12.00 FIRST = SECOND PORTLAND STEAMSHIP GO. Steamers J. B. STETSON and QUINAULT - ? Freight and Passengers Steamer THOS. L. MAND .... Freight and Combustibles Same Rates Prevail as out of Puget Sound -WEEKLY SERVICE ===== C. S. LINDSAY. AGENT. JUNEAUI L. W. KILBURN. AGENT 207 siward bloo. pmons 20 3 DOUGLAS. ' City Dock BOWLING la an Ideal sport for all. ? W. V. Thompson, world's ohamplon bowler, says bowling reduces, and It Im- I proves the lines. Bowling has become a society fad In every country. Bowlers never get appendicitis. The Brunswick Alleys * F P I ALASKAN HOTEL Juneau's Leading Hostelry Steam beat, running hot and cold water In all rooms?six teen rooms with bath?strictly first class cafe?centrally locat ed?big samplo rooms. Auto meets all steamers?rates: |1.50 per day and up?commercial trade solicited. P. L. Gemmett, Pres. & Mgr. F. H. McCoy, Secy-Tress. FREK TROUSERS FREE Until Aug. 3 we will give an extra pair of trousers froo with each suit of Kahn Tailoring Co.'8 clethos. Price 125.00 up H. HEIDORN, Merchant Tailor 222 Seward Street, JUNEAU PHONE 211 Scandinavian Grocery For Prices!! We Have the GOODS 2"?o"? AT.ASKA MFATTOMPANY John Reck. Mgr. Wholesale and Retail Butchers Manufacturers of all Kinds of Sausages Our Hams and Bacon Are Home-Smoked "OLYMPIAN" The Train of Luxury TO Butte, Miles City, Sioux City, Minneapolis, and St. Paul, Milwaukee, Chicago All Points East, via the "MILWAUKEE" Leaves Seattle Daily at 10.15 A.M. "A TOUR DE LUXE" it an expression supremely fitting in con nection with a trip to the East on this palatial all-steel transconti nental train. It combines the enjoyment of rare scenic beauties with the pleasure of a journey in absolute ease and comfort. No Extra Fare on This Train For further information regarding fares, train service, reservations, etc., call on or address Willi. X. Novell. City Ticket A tent. Cblc.ro. Milwaukee a St. rul Ry.. SewirJ St. JUNEAU. ALASKA, or Cky Ticket Office* CLic.ro, Milwaukee A 3C Paul Railway, 44i lliedsra SC Wot VANCOUVER, n. C. or SECOND AVE. AND CHEERY ST_, SEATTLE C. W.Young Co. HARDWARE Sporting Goods Cutlery Etc c^'*cT?sToc?'oTr Mining, Logging and Fishing Supplies ala.ka Plumbing ? Tining ? Pipe Fitting Estimates and prompt attention given all kinds Job Work PAINTS-VARNISH-WALL PAPER-BRUSHES 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 r FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF JUNEAU UNITED 3TATE8 DEPOSITORY Capital $ 80.000 Surplus and Undivided Profits 60,000 We Desire We Pledge You Your account Safety Your Good will Convenience Your hearty Courtesy cooperation Attention Groceries and Men's Goods Alaska-Gastineau Mining Go. THANE, / 9 P t ALASKA TABLE LINENS FOR FALL JUST BEGINNING TO ARRIVE?? REAL SILESIAN Pattern Cloths GERMAN LINEN Pattern Cloths SIZE 22x90 Each .... $3.50 SIZE 70x80 Each .... $3.00 SIZE 72x108 Each .... $5.00 SIZE 72x108 Each ... - $3.50 MERCERISED DAMASK CLOTHS SIZE 63x63. Each - - 52.00 SIZE 72x72. Each - - 52.50 BEAUTIFUL BLUE and WHITE SILESIAN SETS, $10.00 For the Set MADEIRA SETS MADEIRA SCARFS MADEIRA DOILIES Lovely Assortment of Damask and Hucks THWl? I Q That Delight the Eye, and AT ALL PRICES ?I VJ W LLJ- _ Don't Hurt the Purse Alaska-Tread well Gold Mining Co.