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JOHN W. TROY, Editor and Manager.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
. 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
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
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.
, , .
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
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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.
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
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
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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(
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
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
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Brunswick Building JUNEAU
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
2. The construction of the trunk
ines of railroad from tidewater to
he great interior basins, preliminary
turveys for which aro already undor
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
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
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
r^rlloul WAUGH ROCK DRILLS and
Furniture Rugs Office Desks Go-Carts Etc. |
first |national bank
of juneau
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
OF ALASKA =======
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.
$19.00 FARE TO PORTLAND $12.00 I
Steamers J. B. STETSON and QUINAULT - - Froight and Passenger*
Steamer THOS. L. WAND .... Freight and Combustibles
Same Rates Prevail as out of Puget Sound
207 Skward Dldg. Phone 208 DouaLAS. City dock
Tread well, This Evening, 1914
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,
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