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JOHN W. TROY. Editor and Manager.
One year, by mall I10.0C
Six months, by mail 5.00
Per month, delivered 1.00
Entered as second-class matter November 7, 1912, at the postofflce at Ju
neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1879.
np HE Seattle Post-Intelligencer, in trying to make a point
* against the present administration in the hope of creating
a sentiment that will return a Republican Congress, does
rot hesitate to blame the present Congress for appropriating
money for completing work that was started under Republican
administrations and by authority of Republican Congresses. For
instance, it is attacking the rivers and harbors bill because it con
tains items appropriating money to complete the work that Re
publicans started oh the Mississippi river and tributaries of that
waterway?work that will be valueless unless completed.
Of course, the Post-Intelligencer does not permit its ob
jection to the rivers and harbors bill to extend to the seacoast
harbors?the Post-Intelligencer is published in a seacoast town,
one which is asking for appropriations to add a great freshwater
lake system to its habor areas?a harbor improvement that will
* be of great value to the whole Northwest.
The Post-Intelligencer's position on the rivers and harbors
proposition was brought out the other day in its defense of Sen
ator Burton, of Ohio, for opposing the rivers and harbors bill
that is now before Congress. It says:
"Senator Burton, in the course of his long fight on
this bill, has emphasized the point that most of the ap
propriations for seacoast harbors, and for rivers tribu
tary thereto, are wholesome, sound and rightful expen
ditures. What he does object to?and he comes from
an inland state?is appropriations for interior rivers and
streams that never can be made economical carriers.
He has cited sections of the Mississippi where all the
millions spent by the federal government have produced
no traffic. He points out that the towns and settle
ments are far back from the river bank."
Perhaps Senator Burton is entitled to the credit the Post
Intelligencer gives him for basing his opposition io the Mississ
ippi valley river appropriations on a high plane of statesmanship.
However, it is fair to statesmen who have long fought for im
provements to the Mississippi valley waterways, whom Senator
Burton has criticised, to say that Senator Burton does not re
gard Ohio as an "inland" State, nor his city of Cleveland as an
'"inland" town. It is also fair to the others to say that Senator
Burton has never opposed the immense appropriations that have
been made for improvements to the harbors of Cleveland and
other Ohio Lake Erie towns and the connections between the
various lakes that border the Middle West on the north. It is fair
to say, further, that the interests benefitted by traffic on the
Great Lakes?including the Cleveland steamship owners?have
always sought to divert the tonnage of the Mississippi valley
to the outlet offered by the lakes rather than to permit it to
flow down the Mississippi river.
The decision of President Wilson and members of Congress
to remain at Washington and attend to the country's affairs re
gardless of the political campaign that is under way suggests
that in great energencies Americans are usually patriots rather
than politicians, and Americans rather than partisans.
THE Dispatch would again respectfully
suggest that those supporting Mr. Bun
nell devote a little more space to his
qualifications instead of advertising Wicker
sham so much. The delegate has made his
Yes. but reputations are sometimes based on misinforma
tion. Certain newspapers-^including the anti-Wilson adminis
tration Dispatch?have endeavored to add to Delegate Wicker
sham's reputation for accomplishment by crediting him with
doing things that have been accomplished by others. It is not
strange that they become annoyed and sputter generalities when
asked to be specific.
The Orgenonian describes Congressman Humphrey as a
"Seattle possession." Yes, and more; he belongs to the Pacific
Northwest.?Seattle Times.
Perhaps some other section of the country would,like an in
terest in the possession. If so, Alaska would sell her claim at a
ANOTHER of the once ridiculed "heresies" of the old Populist
party of the '90s has been vindicated. Probably no meas
ure advanced by the Populists was condemned more gen
erally by business men than the plan to issue money on ware
house receipts. The scheme was regarded as the last drop in a
chimerical sea of confusion. Yet the financial interests of the
country have just agreed to a plan proposed by Secretary of the
Treasury McAdoo to issue the new asset currency upon cotton
warehouse receipts as security.
The titanic efforts being put forth by the peoples of Europe
to slay men makes the puny efforts of the Safety at Sea Congress
and other organizations interested in saving human life seem
more or less futile.
War or peace, Alaskans are still developing and preparing
for development. Alaskan opportunities are immune against the
blight of world-wide business depression. ;
WASHINGTON, Sept 1.?The forti
fications of Paris and their ability to
resist a siege is receiving the close at
tention of military observers, now
that Paris Is the announced objective
point of the German forces, and the
French ministry of war Is strengthen
ing the city's defenses to the utmost.
The fortifications consist of three
distinct circles sweeping around the
city. The first la a solid wall of
masonry, eighteen feet high, extend
ing for 22 rollos around the old sec
tions of Paris. The second Is a sys
tem of 17 detached forts arranged at
Intervals, two miles beyond the wall
and making a circuit of the city 34
miles long. The third is an outer
girdle of forts 75 miles long on the
heights commanding the valley of the
Each of these circles of masonry
and steel Is a complete defense In It
self, the forts being linked together!
with redoubts, basttllon and glacis
which permit a cross flro against ap
proach from any direction.
The magnitude of the system Is
shown by its area, which exceeds 400
square miles.
The wall around t?aris and the 17
detached forts two miles beyond the
wall were built by Louis Philllppe.
I They sustained the German siege of
11870-71, and the outer forts have since
I been greatly strengthened. The third
\ line of forts on the hills of SL Ger
; malnea. Cormellles and Villlers, are of
; modern construction, with the latest
type of batteries and heavy guns.
| The Inner wall about Paris sur
rounds the best known and most tm
j portant sections of the city, Including
I tho business sections.
Famous Mount Valerian.
The second line of forts Includes
the famous fortress of Mount Valer
ian. which was the conter of attack
in the German siege of 1870. It Is
strengthened by two groups of works
?Hautess-Bruyeres and the Chatlllon
forts batteries. South of the city is
the row of forts at Ivry, Blctre, Mon
trogue, Vanves and Issy. North and
east of the city are three great forts
around St Denis. Two others, Fort
Aubervllles and Fort Charenton com
mand the approaches from the great
wood of Bondy.
The outer forts, which are of the
most modern type, have from twenty
four to twenty-Bix heavy guns and
600 to 1,200 men each. In all, the three
lines of defense require 170,000 men
to .operate them, not counting troops
assembled within the city. According
to military experts, it wonld require
a force of 500,000 men to Invest these
Paris withstood the last German
siege for 132 days. Since then the
, entirely new and outer third line ol
defense has been erected and military
experts say the fortifications as a
whole are far more formidable than
those which resisted the former siege.
, ??
In order to dispose of the dead
bodies at the front quickly, the
French government has sent quick
lime in which corpses are interred.
All the art treasuries in the Louvre
? in Paris are reported to have been
removed and placed in heavy vaults.
! The roofs of picture galleries have
i been strengthened to guard against
A French scientist claims to have
invented a bomb filled with deadly
gas which will asphyxiate every living
thing within 300 yards when it ex
Alpine climbing has been forbidden
in Switzerland and the passes are
guarded by sentries.
During the height of the panic
among American tourists in Berlin it
. was necessary for travelers to get
passports at the embassy. Despite
her terror one American woman re
fused to reveal her age, as demanded
by tho regulations of Issuance of gov
ernment passports. ? Boston News
J. J. Finnegan. formerly U. S. Com
missioner at Seward, who la now In
the Chlsana. has announced that ho
will be a candidate for the lower
house of the territorial legislature.
Judge Finnegan will run on an inde
pendent ticket.?Seward Tribune.
Among the features of the Fair
banks agricultural fair, In progress
this week, was to be a series of
baseball games with the local teams
and a team representing United States
soldiers at Fort Gibbon.
Maeterlinck, after alleging that his
"Imagination Is paralyzed by the ap
palling realities" of the- war, says:
"The waste of it! After men have
fought so valiantly against disease
and death, after we have struggled so
successfully against natural forces, to
fall at the will of a despot Into this
welter of carnage!" There Is a hint
at least of Inspiration In that. ? New
York World.
PARIS. Sept. 8.?Paris newspapers
are protesting against the official sup
pression of Intelligence of disasters
to French arms.
NEW YORK, Sept 8.?The Rem
ington Typewriter C|o. factories at
Illon and Syracuse, N. Y., which were
closed recently, have reopened.
The Oldest
Bank in
B. M. Behrends Bank
Resoarses Over 11,000,000.00
A service based on the facilities and
experience gained during over a quar
ter of a century is extended to our
customers. t t t
B. M. Bdmdi
). R. Willi*
Vlc?-Pre?l<lent .
Qojr McN?ugKlOn
Fall Suiting Display
Ladies and Gentlemen
Now is the time to select
your Fall and Winter
Suits and Overcoats
Latest up-to-date patterns
Brunswick Building JUNEAU
Adopted at Skagway, Aug. 4, '14.
Wo congratulate the people of Al
aska upon the advent to power of the
Democratic Party under the splendid
and Inspiring leadership of President
Wocdrow Wilson and the great men
he has summoned to his Cabinet.
! In tho nation at large, It has re
deemed every pledge made In the
platform adopted at Baltlmoro in
1912; has freed lnduotry from tho
domination of special Interests;
brought Independence and prosperity
to the people as a whole, In splto of
the .utmost efforts of tho great cor
porate and financial interests of Wall
Street to precipitate a panic for poli
tical purposes; has abandoned the
' "Dollar Diplomacy" of proceeding ad
ministrations and with patience and
wisdom guided the country through
1 trying and vexatious foreign compli
cations Into the ways of righteous
ness and peace.
* And of a far more Immediate concern
to U3, it has struck off the shackles
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.
ready In full swing at many points!
in the Territory, but from Cape Fox
to Poini Barrow, and from the Gulf
of Alaska to the Frozen Ocean the
Wilson Administration has Infused
every town and camp with the spirit
of hope and confidence in the future.
The Democratic Party of Alaska, ia
convention assembled, thoroforo pled
ges Itself and its candidate for dele
gate to Congress to cooperate with the
National Administration in securing
the following beneficial legislation:
1. An amendment to the Organic
Act, so that in the words of the Presi
dent, Alaska may have a "full Terri
torial form of government," enlarging
the powers of tho Territorial Legis
lature to every needful subject of leg
islation not of a strictly national char
2. Tho construction of the trunk
lines of railroad from tidewater to
the great interior basins, preliminary
surveys for which are already under
3. The creation of an Administra
tive Development Board, to bo com
posed of bona fldo residents of Alas
ka to sit at tho Capital of Alaska ,to
perform all the work now In charge
of the various bureaus in Washington
as advocated by Secretary of the In
terior Franklyn K. Lane.
4. The opening immediately of tho
coal and oil lands of Alaska, so that
those great necessities of civilization
may be made cheap and abundant to
the people.
o. me araiuion 01 uu inhuuuki
Forest Reserves In Alaska, which are
wholly unnecessary to the preserva
tion of the forests, but operate mere
ly as a vexatious hindrance to the min
er and the homesteader.
6. The abolition of the St Michael
Military Reserve, except as to lands
actually needed for the uso of the
Military Post at that point.
7. To prevent by law the great cor
porate financial interests of the coun
try from taking any part In politico,
or seeking to exert any secret influ
ence upon Territorial or Federal offi
8. To provide for the admission of
Alaska Into the Union as a State as
soon as she has attained a population
of 200,000, which with the impulse
given to her growth by the wise policy
of the Democratic Administration we
confidently expect to secure within a
very 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 tho homestead laws may bo effi
ciently and economically administer
ed; that the law providing for a re
serve of eighty rods between claims
or nnvlgable water be repealed, and
that a land office bo established In
Southwestern Alaska.
10. The Democratic Party further
declares In favor of a Direct Primary
Election Law; tho Australian Ballot;
a Workman's Compensation Law; ad
ditional aids to navigation and Im
provement to tho mouth of the Yu
kon River and tho harbor at Nome;
liberal appropriations for Roads and
Trails; the establishment of more gov
ernment fish hatcheries, and a strict
regulation of the canneries and fish
eries, so that our fishing Industry may
not be destroyed or Impaired; and the
reduction of cable tolls.
Tho people of Alaska are now be
ginning to reap the benefits flowing
from the wise, liberal and Just treat
ment accorded them by the present
administration; and to them wo 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 and women who love Al
aska to Join us In accomplishing the
purposes of this platform by electing
its candidate.
C. W.Young Co.
Cutlery I
coMr'tT.^TocKo'V Mining, Lofllog and Fishing Supplies '^LA,KA
Plumbing ? Tining ? Pipe Fitting
Estimates and prompt attention given all kinds Job Work
Furniture Rugs Office Desks Go-Carts Etc. |
Capital 9 SO,000
Surplus and Undivided Proflfcu 50,000
We Desire We Pledge You
Your account Safety
Your Good will Convenience
Your hearty Courtesy
cooperation Attention
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. President T. F. KENNEDY. Vice-President A. E. CURB. Cashier
H. U. POST. Assistant Cashier R. H. STEVENS. Asslsatant Cashier
Groceries and
Men's Goods
Alaska-Gastineau Mining Go.
I $19.00 FARE TO PORTLAND $12.00
FIRST ============ SECOND
Steamer* J. B. STETSON and QUINAULT - - Freight and Pataenger*
Steamer THOS. L. WAND .... Freight and Combustible*
Same Rate* Prevail a* out of Puget Sound
C. S. LINDSAY. Agent. Juneau L. V/. KILBURN. Agent
207 sewaf.d bloc. phonk 2db douglas, city dock
Treadwell, This Evening, 1914
You and your friends are cordialty 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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