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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE ?
JOHN W. TROY. Editor and Manager. Publiahed by the EMPIRE PRINTING COMPANY SUBSCRIPTS RATES: On* yew. by mall |10.t)C She months, by mall ? 5.00 Nr moDtb. delivered ? 1.00 " Ratered as eecoad-ebus matter November 7, 1012. at the postofflce at Ju Mn. Alaaka. under the Act of March 3. 1879? * SOME MORE '^ARGUMENTS." AS the campaign progresses the newspapers that are urging the re-election of Delegate Wickersham continue the dis cussion of the issues of the campaign in the manner they began it. Here are some more of the "arguments" taken from recent issues: Referring to those who are supporting Mr. Bunnell: ^ "The stand-pat-democratic-Murphy-StrongyChency-Shackle ford bunchand again, "a gang of looters." Referring to the decision that the law requires two ballot boxes: "It's a shell game;" "a deep laid scheme to have the election declared illegal;" "a Taft tool" (one of Judge Brown's commis sioners.) . "A 'frame up' between the Democrats and Non-Partisans." "Unscrupulous political pirates" (the Federal officials in Al aska.) The circumstance that the Republicans are expressing a great deal of satisfaction that their ticket ran second in Maine last week notwithstanding that two years ago they elected the Governor, a full State ticket and the majority in both houses of the Legislature indicates the direction the political wind is blow ing. DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION WERE DELIBERATIVE. ALL this talk about putting things over and ring-made pro ceedings when applied to the Democratic conventions at Skagway and Juneau are without the slightest foundation fat fact, and those who make the charges know it. Both con ventions were deliberative assemblages of earnest men, acting in a representative capacity. Neither of them hurried through a predigested program. Both of them gave all the delegates time to discuss all phases of the problems that confronted them, and each delegate arrived at his conclusions without pressure or in terference. No nominations were ever made under freer conditions than was the nomintion of Charles E. Bunnell at Skagway or the nomination of the Democratic Legislative ticket in the First Judicial Division of Alaska. No platforms were ever prepared with less self-interest or sinister influence than those which the Democrats present to the voters of this Division of Alaska. The Colonel announces that at this time he does not be lieve that he will be a candidate for President in 1916. Is it cruel to suggest that what is probably meant is that unless the outlook for the defeat of President Wilson does not improve he surely will not become a candidate at the next election ? MAKING NEUTRALITY RIDICULOUS. IN order to "prevent dissension among the school children and maintain peace in the class-room," all reference to the war is forbidden in the public schools of Philadelphia, and les sons in geography are restricted to countries not in the war zone. This is a very silly censorship. Why deny geography to school children at the very time when it is most interesting to them? They are now privileged to see a greater amount of his tory in the making than has been the lot of any other generation of school children, and it ought to be the object of school super intendents to encourage them to study the changes in the map as they occur. Instead, the Philadelphia teachers are ordered to "change the curriculum if necessary and omit ordinary studies in order not only to maintain neutrality but to suppress interest in the European strife." Will they still teach French and German in the Philadelphia schools? At least Greek and Latin are safe, provided Turkey does not declare war against Greece and Italy remains neutral, and boys may wrangle as much as they please over the rival merits of Achilles and Hector. But is it necessary to make education ridiculous? THE MAINE ELECTION. THE result of the Maine election augurs well for the success of the Democratic tickets in the November Congressional elections. Maine's September election has always been regarded as a barometer. If the State failed to give a Republi can plurality of 20,000 for the Republicans it was regarded as an indication of disaster to that party. The complete returns of last week's election give the Demo cratic nominee for Governor a plurality of about 3,500 as against a Republican plurality of 3,295 two years ago. The Democrats have a majority of two over all in joint ballot of the Legislature as against a Republican majority of 18 in the last Legislature. There are 92 Democrats, 84 Republicans, 5 Progressives and 1 Democratic-Progressive fusion members of the new Legislature, against 100 Republicans and 82 Democrats in the last. The cam paign was fought on National issues. The Democrats asked for ID approval of the administration policies, and the Republicans attacked the new tariff law and the free tolls repeal and Mexican policies of President Wilson. HEARST'S OPPOSITION HELPED SULLIVAN. I IT is claimed that the opposition of Hearst's Chicago newspa- 1 pers contributed more to the victory of Roger C. Sullivan 1 in the Democratic primaries in Illinois than anything else. Hearst's opposition to the administration caused many Demo crats to support Sullivan, who declared in every speech that he made, "I heartily endorse every public act of President Wilson and if elected I shall support every undertaking of his adminis- ' tratton." The voters disliked Hearst and his anti-administration c attitude more than they disliked "Hinky Dink" and "Bathhouse a John," so, disregarding the advice of Gov. Dunne, Senator James 1 Hamilton Lewis and Mayor Harrison, they supported Sullivan I to beat Hearst. ^ WEST SUGGESTED ALASKA TO SEWARD That Abraham Lincoln's groat Sec retary of State. William H. Seward, Alaska's patron saint, conceived ' the idea of buying Alaska from Russia seven years beforo the purchase was actually consummated, and that hlB attention wis first called to the idea by a Catholic priest of the Jesuit or der, an order that has contributed greatly to tho civilization of this Ter ritory, Is a statement made by George Har.zard, of Tacoma, who was a Jun eau visitor last week/ "It was In 1860 at the Merchant's hotel. In 3t Paul, that Col. Allen, proprietor of the hotel at that time and for many years afterward, Intro duced William H. Seward to a Jesuit priest. The Introduction was made Just before Mr. Seward was to ad dress a meeting during his campaign ing tour in the Interest of tie Presi dential candidacy of Abraham Lin coln. "Seward became so interested in the marvelous story of the Jesuit mis sionary, that he was late at the meeting, and had to bo reminded that he was expected to address a large assemblage that was anxiously await ing his appearance. "Seward went to the meeting, and with the priest'B story fresh In his mind, that night he predicted that tho! United States would purchase 'Rus sian America' and cause Its develop ment into a great section of the Re public. "Mr. Seward lived to negotiate the purchase himself and to visit It. That ho was pleased with tho work accom plished Is testified to by the cir cumstance that shortly before his death he wrote that tho greatest act of his life was the purchase of Alas ka. and the second greatest act was the attestation as Secretary of State of the Emancipation Proclamation is sued by Abraham Lincoln." RUSSION TROOPS ARE IN WEST NEW YORK, Sept. 11.?All Indica tions point to preparations by Great Britain to throw an enormous mass of Russian troops Into Prance direct ly across the German line of connect ion. and reliable reports are that a large part of such a force ia already in Belgium and France. This new and practically unlimited supply of men is coming from Archangel and Eka terina. on the Arctic Coast of Russia, around the North Cape of Norway and thence to the Firth of Forth and East England ports. From Lelth and Hull the Russians have a clear, straight away railway run to the Channel, and can bo landed at Ostend, Calais, Hav re, Cherbourg or wherever, in fact, the immediate exigencies demand. For the handling of the great army which Russia can supply, the prac tically unlimited facilities of the Brit ish transport service is available. Archangel, which has suddenly spnmg into prominence as a point of em barkation of Russian troops, is dis tant from the North Cape not more than 48 hours steaming for England's fast transport steamers, and from North Cape the run can be made to Lelth by those same vessels under moderate steaming in about 50 hours. Five days from Archanget to Lelth may be regarded as a fair steaming run for England's fast troop ships. Archangel is in direct railway con nection with Vologda to the south. The distance is 396 mileB. From Vologda to Moscow Ib 304 miles, mak ing a total distance from Moscow to Archangel of 700 miles, or less by 200 miles than the distance between New York and Chicago, and about the same distance between Paris and Berlin. The Archangel Railway is one of the great military strategic roads of Rus sia. It is the knowledge that the Russians are coming that has spurred the allies, doubtless, to maintain an unbroken line behind which the re inforcements. of which Lord Kitchen er has hinted but never spoken, may come up; a reinforcement which may be regarded as unlimited in numbers so long as England's navy maintains command of the sea and through it can assure an open road from Arch angel.?New York World. ? ? ? y' AMERICANS GET THE ENGLI8H COAL TRADE NEW YORK, Sept. 21. ? Two big concerns, said to be the Pocahontas Fuel Co. and Consolidation Coal Co., have sold 100,000 tons of coal to Greece. Other concerns are shipping coal by thousands of tons to Brazil, Argentina and other South American countries. These countries before the war bought annually $55,000,000, of a total purchase of $60,000,000 a year, from England. AMERICAN FIRMS TO FILL GERMAN ORDERS NEW YORK. Sept. 21.?One of the >rincipal electric corporations ni Ger nany, which does an annual trade of >ver $100,000,000, has arranged to fill ill its South American, Australian and ^r Eastern orders for electrical sup ilies through its New York office, ilaterial to fill these orders will be ought from United States firms. ! ? FALCON JOSLIN TO |T BECOME HOMESTEADER | ?+? FAIRBANKS, Sept. 21.?Falcon Jos- | Un, President of the Tanann Valley I railroad, has decided to become an I Alaskan farmer and is planning to ~ tako up a homestead near this city. 9 CLAFLIN REORGANIZATION I IS ALMOST READY ?+? NEW YORK, Sept. 21?A scheme of reorganization of H. B. Claflln Co. is nearly complete. It provides for a new corporation, the Mercantile Cor poration, to tako over the business of the H. B. Claflln Co. and allied stores. Payment of 15 per cent In cash will be made to creditors and stock Is sued In lieu of cash. The Impression prevails that Frederick A. Jullllard, one of the receivers, will bo president of the new corporation. NO CHANGE IN RESERVE CENTERS FOR A WHILE WASHINGTON, Sept. 21?The Fed eral reserve board has definitely de cided to organizo reserve banks be fore it takes up protests ngalnst tho location of centers and boundaries of districts, hearing of which, Gov. Ham lin says, may take several months. AMERICANS TO GET TIN SMELTING WORK NEW YORK. Sept. 21.?The smelt ing of Bolivian tin oro in this coun try instead of England, Holland and Germany is likely. Tho prospects are that smelters, started In New Jersey years ago, may be reopened. Peerless Bakery Bakers of Fine Pastry of all kinds. Only the best of mater ial used. Try the Peerless brand. Its quality insures its continuous USOk * * ?> + + + ? PEERLESS BAKERY (Formerly Lempke's) THEO. HEYDER, Propr. 125 Front St Phone 222 The Oldest Bank in Alaska Established 1891 Incoraported 1914 THE B. M. 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