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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 i ?$10.00 Six months, by mall 6.00 Per month, delivered 100 Entered as second-class matter November 7. 1012, at the poatofllce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1879. WICKERS HAM AND ADMINISTRATION POLICIES. THE Wickersham press, which had made the sweeping claim that Delegate Wickersham had been the guide of the ad ministration in the formulation of its Alaska program and thereby invited the inference that to him rather than the Presi dent and his Cabinet is due the improved conditions that have prevailed since the incoming of Wilson and the Democratic party, was asked by The Empire to point out the specific parts of the Wilson policies which bear the blaze-marks of the "guide." Of course it has not been done. We did not expect that it would be. However, the Skagway Alaskan and the Ketchikan Mail re ply to the requests by again setting up the general claim that we are indebted to Delegate Wickersham for everything that has occurred that is good, and, presumably, that we should thank him because anything that has been bad has not been worse. The fact is, and the Wickersham supporters who are in formed know it, that the instances where Delegate Wickersham has been of greatest service to the people of Alaska during the present Congress have been those instances where he supported the administration policies, in the formulation of which he had no part. If Delegate Wickersham had supported more of the policies of the administration, he would have been even more useful to his constituents than he has been. Among the more important of the administration Alaska policies have been: (1) Full Territorial form of government; (2)the government railroad; (3) Lane's Development Board plan; (4) coal leasing; (5) a more liberal interpretation of the land laws; (6) appropriations for additional aids to navigation; (7) an investigation of the Alaska fisheries with view to their tion SO-rod tracts between waterfront claims, tion 80-rod tracts between waterfront clams. To this list may be added the proposal to appropriate $450, 000 additional money for a capital building for Alaska, for it was not until a Cabinet officer had intervened for Alaska that this proposition came before Congress. Delegate Wickersham became identified with such of these propositions as he concerned himself with at all during the pres ent Congress?perhaps excepting the question of aids to naviga regulation; (S) the repeal of the law reserving from appropria tion?after they had become administration policies. Many of them, including the proposal for full Territorial gov ernment. have not yet received the support of Delegate Wicker sham. The circumstance that many supporters of the Alaska rail road?including Delegate Wickersham and some of the mem bers of the Alaska Legislature?had to disregard convictions against government ownership and government entrance into the transportation business in order to serve Alaska serves only to prove their real interest in the Territory's welfare. TELL THE TRUTH. THE EMPIRE claims to be in perfect harmony with the present admin istration, yet the Empire indorses the slippery seven who opposed the Alas ka railroad bill?Consistency??Ketchikan Mail. One of the reasons why Delegate Wickersham should be de feated for re-election is that the campaign in his behalf is based on falsehood and "character assassination." The "slippery seven" Senators did not oppose the Alaska railroad bill. They supported it just as Delegate Wickersham did; and assigned the same reason for their support that he did. They wanted the railroad in spite of the principle of government ownership involved. The fact is that Delegate Wickersham went a great deal further than the seven Senators. Only a short time before the Senators signed the letter which the Delegate so bitterly de nounced, Wickersham, himself, said that he was opposed to the principle of government ownership of railroads. The seven Sen ators did not even say that they were opposed to the principle. They said, in effect, that they believed that the people of Alaska were opposed to it, but that they had endorsed the proposed gov ernment railroad because it seemed to be the only way to get the railroad that was so greatly needed. Time after time Delegate Wickersham excused his support of the proposal?not by any means made originally by him? that the government build an Alaskan railroad because of the great need for such a road. If the Senators of the Alaska Legislature were "slippery" so was Delegate Wickersham. The people will eventually know the truth about these mat ters, and newspapers will only add to the wrath to come by speak ing falsely concerning them. Meat is selling in Paris at the lowest prices in twenty years. But perhaps Paris is too close to the firing line for prudent food speculators to exercise their arts. An apple crop of 210,000,000 bushels ought to provide a very agreeable per-capita circulation of pie. GREAT BRITAIN BUYS AMERICAN SILVER NEW YORK. Sept. 5.?Another ship ment ot silver bullion has cleared through the New York custom house for export to London. Several million ounces of the white metal have been consigned to English buyers at prices regarded by producers as very satis factory. . I < MEXICO CITY BANKS , OPEN FOR BUSINESS i MEXICO. Sept. 5. ? The financial t situation in Mexico City has been con- i siderably improved by the reopening of the National Bank of Mexico and I other Important banks. Automobile for hire. Careful driver. ' Call up 57 or 321. 7-9-tf. i CARRANZA TO BE RECOGNIZED WASHINGTON, Sept. 5.?Gen. Ven ustiano Carranza, Provisional Presi dent of Mexico, soon will receive in formal recognition from the United States. Formal recognition will be withheld until peace and order have been re-established In that republic. President Wilson denounced the ef forts of persons In and out of Mexico who are trying to bring on an open break between President Carranza and Gen. Villa. The President made it plain thai his Administration would do every thing In Its power to discourago nny more revolutions in Mexico and would give Carranza aid In restoring law and order. Villa Not Ambitious. WASHINGTON. Sept. 5.?By close friends of Villa tho Administration Is adftsed that if Carranza carried out the agreement of Torreon, Villa would not only remain loyal but would use his whole Influence In Carranza's be half. This agreement was that Carranza was to begin at once tho reforms which he had promised, to hold an election early for all Government of fices and not to appoint any military man as Governor of any of the states. Villa, these friends advised the Ad | ministration, sought nothing for him self other than the command of the i military department of the north j west, with headquarters at Chihua ' hua. , , . UNITED STATES SHOULD DO FABRIC BUSINESS ??? NEW YORK. Sept. 5. ? President Wood of tho American Woolen Co., just returned from Europe, says the prosperity is in store for United States as a result of the foreign up i heaval, especially in tho wollen and I cotton industries. England and Ger I many cannot All foreign orders, fac I tories in both countries being requis itioned by the government to work on | government orders. Under the con ditions, he says. America should step | in and secure all the foreign business | of the belligerents. Hubbard Sees Boom. NEW YORK. Sept. 5.?Elbert Hub bard says: "Now is our chance to ; benefit ourselves by helping human I Ity. In all the history of the United States commercially, we have never | had the opportunity that we have to j day. Fate has eliminated America's i commercial competitors. The world Is J ours. I predict that for the next two i years we will see a business boom , | in the United States the equal of I which we have never before known. | Every one will make money who i works, and all may partake of the .! prosperity. The only depression that j exists in America Is in the big cities j The towns, villages and country are hopeful." AMERICAN FABRIC MAKERS RUNNING OUT OF DYE ?? ? BOSTON. Sept. 5.?As the supply of Imported German dyes 1b practicll ly exhausted In this country, the Roy al Weaving Co. of Pawtucket will have to close in two or three weeks. It employs 1500 men. PERKINS SAYS EMBARGO ON FOOD MAY COME NEW YORK. Sept. 5.?George W. Perkins, chalrn.an of the committee appointed by Mayor John Purroy Mlt chel of Now York to Investigate the rise In prices, says: "One of the causes of high prices is the exportation of foodstuffs or of orders received hero for future de- ( livery- Sheots in the custom house show these importations already far ( exceed those of last year. It is plain that if tho war should continue a long time the United States will be called upon to furnish supplies. Investiga tions show that people are being aroused against increase in prices, and will eventually be forced to ask Congress to place an embargo upon the exportation of foodstuffs. Manu facturers. producers, and exporters of foodstuffs for foreign shipment should take heed of the growing sentiment | against the increase In domestic prices lest the people demand that no foodstuffs shall be shipped from this country." SOCIETY WOMEN WILL BUY AMERICAN CLOTHES ( NEWPORT, R. L. Sept. 5?Nearly J all of the leaders of society In the United States have agreed that they 1 will purchase nothing but American c made wearing apparel of all kinds. They'will do it to encourage Ameri cans to meet the conditions that have been brought about by the war in c Europe. ' Among the leaders in arranging the n agreement are Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish, ^ Mrs. Oliver Belmont, Mrs. W. K. Van derbilt, Jr., Mrs. Ogden Mills, Mrs. J. F Gordon Douglas, Mrs. Charles De w Loosey Oelrichs and Miss Lota Rob- ti inson. The last named is called the 1? best dressed woman of Baltimore. o AH these have urged other Ameri can women to join them. K ? ? * a NEW YORK RETRENCHMENT \ MAKES IDLE MEN ?p NEW YORK, SepL 5?Represents- ti tives of TSbor unions in New York oi city have complained that retrench- ei tnent has put in force by the board of ci estimate resulted in throwing 28,000 men out of employment A m ? # s( RISE IN SUGAR PRICE 01 MAKES MONEY FOR CUBA gi HAVANA, Sept. 5.?It is estimated ol n Havana that the jump in sugar cc neans profit of 8250,000,000 to Cuba. v< The Oldest THE I B. M. Bcli end. j! E Bank in Fmklcii A!Mfea R. M. Behrends Bank TERRITORIAL BANK J. R. Willi. Established V,c?-Prfildrn? 1891 Resourses Over 11,000,000.00 A service based on the facilities and experience gained during over a quar Incoraportcd ter of a century is extended to our GarMcN?ii(iion customers. / p / C.?lii?r Fall Suiting Display Ladies and Gentlemen Now is the time to select your Fall and Winter Suits and Overcoats Latest up-to-date patterns ? ? S. CARLSON Brunswick Building JUNEAU DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM Adopted at Skagway, Aug. 4, '14. We congratulate the people of Al aska upon the advent to powor of tho Democratic Party under the splendid and Inspiring leadership of President Woodrow Wilson and the great mon he has summoned to his Cabinet. In tho nation at largo, it has re deemed every pledge made In the platform adopted at Baltimore In 1912; has freed Industry from tho domination of special interests; brought Independence and prosperity to t\e people as a whole, In spite of the utmost efforts of tho great cor porate and financial interests of Wall Street to precipltato a panic for poli tical purposes; has abandoned the "Dollar Diplomacy" of preceedlng ad ministrations and with patience and wisdom guided the country through trying and vexatious foreign compli cations into the ways of righteous ness and peace. And of a far more Immediate concern to us, it has struck off the shackleB which so long bound and restricted this Territory and has at last set Al aska on the high road toward tho de velopment of a rich, prosperous, hap py and contented commonwealth. This development is not only nl-i ready In full swing at many points | In the Territory, but from Capo Fox to Point Barrow, and from the Gulf of Alaska to the Frozen Ocean the Wilson Administration has Infused every town and camp with tho spirit of hope and confidence in the future. Tho Democratic Party of Alaska, in convention nssembled. therefore pled ges Itself and Its candidate for dele gate to Congress to cooperate with the Vational Administration in securing he following benoflcial legislation: 1. An amendment to tho Organic \ct, so that in the words of the Presi lent, Alaska may have a "full Terrl orial form of government," enlarging he powers of the Territorial Legis ature to every needful subject of leg slatlon not of a strictly national char icter. 2. The construction of the trunk ines of railroad from tidewater to he great interior basins, preliminary turveys for which aro already undor vay. 3. The creation of an Administrat ive Development Board, to be com >oscd of bona fide residents of Alas ka to sit at the Capital of Alaska ,to ?erform all the work now in chargo ?f the various bureaus in Washington is advocated by Secretary of the In erior Franklyn K. Lane. 4. The opening immediately of the oal and oil lands of Alaska, so that hose great necessities of civilization nay be mado cheap and abundant to ho people. 5. The abolition of the National 'orest Reserves in Alaska, which are 'holly unnecessary to the proserva lon of the forests, but operate mere f as a vexatious hindrance to the min r and the homestoader. 6. The abolition of the St Mlchaol iilltary Reserve, oxcept as to lands ctually needed for the use of the Iilltary Post at that point 7. To provent by law the great cor orate financial interests of the coun T from taking any part in politics, r seeking to exert any secret influ aco upon Territorial or Federal offl als. 8. To provldo for tho admission of laBka into the Union as a State as >on as she has attained a population ! 200,000, which with the Impulse ven to her growth by the wise policy the Democratic Administration we mfldently expect to securo within a iry few years. I 9. The speedy extension of the sys tem of public surveys to all the agri cultural lands of the Territory, so that the homestead laws may be efll ctently and economically administer ed; that the law providing for a re serve of eighty rods between claims or navigable water be repealed, and that a land office be established in Southwestern Alaska. 10. The Democratic Party further declares In favor of a Direct Primary Election Law; the Australian Ballot; a Workman's Compensation Law; ad ditional aids to navigation and Im provement to the mouth of the Yu kon River nnd the harbor at Nome; liberal appropriations for Roads and Trails; tho establishment of more gov ernment llsh hatcheries, and a strict regulation of the canneries and fish eries, so that our fishing industry may not be destroyed or Impaired; nnd the reduction of cable tolls. The people of Alaska are now be ginning to reap the benefits flowing from the wise, liberal and just treat ment accorded them by tho present administration; and to them we earn estly appeal to support Its party and policies, and thereby demonstrate their appreciation and approval; they have never had a friend or been given a hope from any other administration or party; and regardless of former political associations, we cordially In vite all men nnd women who love Al aska to Join us in accomplishing tho purposes of this platform by electing Its candidate. Sporting C. W.Young Co. Cutlery I^L.hardwareLJIL cOU?"tT*A8?oCk OF Mining, Logging and Fiahing Supplies Tla?ka Plumbing - Tining -- Pipe Fitting Estimates and prompt attention given all kindo Job Wor PAINTS-VARMSH-WALL PAPER?BRUSHES r^rlloul WAUGH ROCK DRILLS and EVINRUDE DETACHABLE MOTORS MODERN AND UP-TO-DATE Furniture Rugs Office Desks Go-Carts Etc. | -THE first |national bank of juneau UNITED 8TATE8 DEPOSITORY Capital * 50.000 Surplus and Undivided Profits 50,000 We Desire We Pledge You Your account Safety Your Good will Convenience Your hearty Courtesy cooperation Attention ?-E FIRST TERRITORIAL BANK OF ALASKA ======= DOUGLAS JUNEAIT 65 FRONT_STREET THE SA VING HABIT Once a person has formed the habit of saving a portion of his in. come, the saving of money becomes a mere matter of routine. It is easy for the man who has learned to save to lay aside a part of the money that comes into his hands. :: :: :: M. J. O'CONNOR. Pre* Id cat T. F. KENNEDY. Vice-President A. E. GURR. Cashier H. H. POST. A salsa tent Cashier R. H. STEVENS. Aiaisstant Cashier Groceries and Men's Goods Alaska-Gastineau Mining Go. THANE, f p p p ALASKA $19.00 FARE TO PORTLAND $12.00 I FIRST = SECOND PORTLAND STEAMSHIP CO. Steamers J. B. STETSON and QUINAULT - - Froight and Passenger* Steamer THOS. L. WAND .... Freight and Combustibles Same Rates Prevail as out of Puget Sound =r WEEKLY SERVICE ======= C. S. LINDSAY. AGENT. JUNEAU L. W. KILBURN. AGINT 207 Skward Dldg. Phone 208 DouaLAS. City dock Tread well, This Evening, 1914 TO THE WOMEN, GREETING: You and your friends are cordially invited to visit our store and examine the large assortment of Dress Materials that have just arrived for your selection. You will find among other things a beautiful line of Silk and Wool Poplins and Crepe Poplins; In colors to suit all fancies and complexions. Serges and Granites are here too, both plain colors and novelties, plaids and roman stripes, to meet all demands both as to quality and price. An inspection is sure to please you, and we will be glad to serve you. Yours respectfully, ALASKA TREADWELL GOLD MINING COMPANY - I ? ???