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JOHS W. TROY, Editor and Manager. Published bylhelSMPIRE PRINTING COMPANY RATES: One year, by mail - $10.00 Six months, by mail ? 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 1 Entered as second-class matter November ?."li)l27 at thiTpostoirtce at Ju neau. Alaska, under tho Act of March 3. 1879. THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE ALASKA ELECTION THE VOTERS of Alaska should not forget that the Democrat ic party is the organization which represents the progres sive policies of President Wilson and Congress in Alaska. They should not forget that a vote for the candidate of that party is an expression of approval of the administration program for Alaska?the whole program, not a part of it. It is more than that. The Democratic party is the only party in Alaska that has endorsed the National administration in all that it stands for, in the world at large and the Nation as well as in its attitude towards this Territory. It is the party of Wil son, and Bryan, and Lane, and Redfield, and the great men who control the Senate and House of Representatives. If the people of Alaska desire to show a full measure of ap preciation of the administration with their votes they can do so by casting them in this electi on for the candidates of the Democratic party. After working so hard for so many weeks to arrange a fus ion between Prog.*essive and Republican, The Colonel probably views with alarm the circumstance that the nearest to a politi cal union that has been accomplished by the Progressives of the East has been the partial fusion in Pennsylvania?and that was with the Democratic party. No one knows better than The Col onel that fusion with Democrats leads toward Wilson rather than Sagamore Hill. PUBLIC SENTIMENT AND GERMANS. IF IT SHOULD prove to be true that Germany is endeavoring to stop the war in Europe and that the Allies have indicated that the terms that they should impose in the event that she should sue for peace would be so severe that they could not; be accepted, it would have an appreciable effect upon public sen timent toward the warring powers. The interest of those Na tions which are not engaged in war has been in the main an in terest in peace. There has been a disposition in many quarters to side against Germany in the conflict because the public gener-; ally, whether rightly or wrongly, believe that the Kaiser could' have prevented the war. and did not do it. If it should transpire j that he is trying to terminate the slaughter and restore peace, it would soften the attitude of the world toward his government. Such feeling as there might be against Germany in manyj quarters on account of the war is not a feeling against the Ger-1 man people. The progress in science, education of all kinds and J commercial development that has taken place in Germany has! earned for the people of that country the admiration and respect j of the world. The sober industry and lawful nature of the trans planted German has earned for the race the positive affection of i the American people, and that of those of other countries where I they have become acquainted with him. There is little or no an tagonism to Germans anywhere outside of the countries engaged in warfare. There is absolutely none in the United States. The Germans have enriched our citizenry too much for Americans, regardless of the source of their blood, to under appraise their value. We have learned by long association to know the race as it is. Hard working, hard thinking, democratic and patriotic, the Germans are among the great peoples of the world, and among the best of our Americans. / How wonderful are the mutations of time is illustrated by' the circumstance that Gen. Louis Botha is leading a joint British and Boer expedition against German South Africa. Only a few short years ago the Boers and the British were antagonists in; one of the most desperate little wars of modern times. At that time the Germai s were among the stanchest sympathizers of the Boers among all the peoples of the world. Today the com mander of the Boer armies in the former war is in charge of an army composed of Boer and Briton that will fight Germany. THE BASEBALL BATTLE. WHEN approximately two army corps of Boston baseballi fans mobilize in one city to see the home team battle with the Giants, it is clear that at least one great Ameri can industry has not been paralyzed by the war. But what extraneous influence less in degree than a cata clysm could interfere with a contest for baseball supremacy? Kingdoms and principalities may pass away, dynasties may crumble, Hapsburg and Hohenzollern conquer or perish; what of; that? A pennant race is a pennant race and its interest is im-: mutable. The fans hear the legions thunder past and turn to, "root" again, content to be spectators of the struggle for the, real honors of victory. Doubtless the "flannelled fools at the wicket" deserve re buke when a Nation needs them for defense. But for a country of peace ideals, baseball is a better pursuit than war. It is a sat isfactory substitute for any amount of martial glory achieved at terrible cost of human life. The Oldest Bank in Alaska Established 1891 Incoraported 1914 THE B. M. Behrends Banfc TERRITORIAL BANK Resources Oyer 51,000,000.00 A service based on the facilities and experience gained during over a quar ter of a century is extended to our customers. / / / B. M. BriirrnJs Prcaidtnl J. R. Willi* Vice-President Guy McNaughl?a Cashier PEACE ADVOCATES \ PINEAITHTOWILSON j lBy William G. Shepherd. Staff cor- < respondent United Pre"-) |4 LONDON. Sept. 5.-ln the j ?,r, .0 u.. United SUM* IM . I ^u?cls^ellson ^ w J Mleve England must J her might as long ?? sho ought Bo'.utely necessary . hut th to seek peace at the first no moment. Nellson said to I "It ought not to pmal-1 America ttat the ?'fu~ ?'Jrcar. """tTiCSw* in ,h" rrm influence m ?>? come . VurODG. ter will be felt throughout Eu P ?.,v ,hat the example he set j U is a pity that ? d docp :^X-Teen followed '""Do^you" think the crux of decld ln ?vj Kuropean conflict may fall wii?nn'" was asked. ?l" h?nk"lt is quite with the point of view Of your pre dent as it was experessed in ant in terview with him which wasi publ ?he In one of your weeklies. In terview the president emphasUed th new and welcome vision in his Mexl cm policy. He is right and_ al know h0 is right. All the people In an> country want Is Justice. He put his finger on the sore In Me*co when he^ touched the land question It is the land question that lies"at the bot tom of all our troubles in Europ . as Wilson sees it in Mexico, so we see it here It is the few land owners of Europe who make up the ruling class that supplies the diplomat", thei ? ? tarists. the armament makers devise the laws, and can, as we see now. bring a continent, within a few da> time, into a conflagration whose glare clitters over the whole world. g -Why should not the United States he asked to settle the European con flict' The United States is made up "i Germans and Emtlleittnen nnd Frenchmen and Hu.alans "??> A?' trians and Servians and all or tne other people who are fighting or are likely to fight in Europe. ??Of course. England is In It no and this nation Is fl8.htlng 0r vcrv existance. We must win. now we arc committed, and everyone must exert his energy to bring th s war a epecdy conclusion. it 1. ho??r? . a bitter pill tor many ot us to swab low. that we Should be so entangled an to assist Russia In gaining a greater influence in Europe. Anyway Eu ropean diplomacy must go. and the people must have a chance in inter national affairs after this. Francis Nellson has "been a mem ber of parliament since 1910. Born in 1867, he went to America in 1885 and in 1887 was known as a critic and author. Ho traveled through the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe, was a Journalist, and re turned to England in 1897. He is a lecturer on single tax and president of the English league for the taxation of land values. Neilson is also editor of many books and pamphlets on the land questions, taxation, free trade and socialism. GERMANS KILL ENGLISH WOUNDED NEW YORK. Sept. 24.?Dr. Fred Mason, who returned yesterday from Europe where ho spont some lime ncnr the front in the war and had exceptionally good opportunities to bo cure 'inside" information, said: "After the battle along the Meuso, the Germans, when they captured Eng lish prisoners who were slightly wounded would tie their hands and feet and throw them into the River Meusc." Kltchner Stands for No Trifling. Dr. Mason gave a detailed account of an unpublished story of a row be tween tho British and French author ities which ho vouches for as accu rate. He said.: "When a certain French command er delayed sending reinforcements to the British after the latter had applied for help, Lord Kitchner, Britain's War Minister,'demanded that the Fronch commander be courtmartialed. "Falling to get satisfaction, Kltchner went to Paris secretly, whereupon President Poincaire forced the resig nation of the Cabinet, to meet the de mands of Kitchner. "Thereupon the commander in ques tion was denoted." UNION PACIFIC MAY USE WIRELESS SYSTEM CHICAGO, Sept. 24?The Union Pa cific, which has been conducting ex periments in composite wireless and wire telephony, has developed an ap paratus so that it is now commercial ly practicable in all respects, and a complete system of communication is ready to be Installed on the Union Pacific trains. * j Douglas Opera House Hotel la Connection T I ; We serve the BEST BEER ? Cllace I m Douglas for . . . ?? VXiaSS ! FREE MOVING PICTURE8 EVERY NIGHT ] | ! The Best of Wines, Liquors and Cigars < J ? PETE ROLANDO, Prop. Douglas, Alaska I GROCERIES I MEN'S GOODS I j M. J. O'CONNOR Douglas I ?? Wa tches!! $1.00 to $150 Each HOWARD, WALTHAM ELGiN, HAMILTON EQUITY and INGERSOL An Elgin 16-size, Seven Jewels, Nickel Case at $5.50 , NEW DESIGNS IN ALASKA JEWELRY ! PAUL BLOEDHORN, DOUGLAS, ALASKA Largest Music House in Alaska Highest Grade "PJanos, Piano Player s, Edison Disc Phonographs, Victor and Columbia Talking Machines, Records of all makes. Sheet Music. 3 8tores Juneau Music House J. P. L. GRAVES, Mgr. REXALL DRUG STORE FRONT STREET DRUG STORE Douglas, Alaska. Douglas, Alaska. ELMER E. SMITH. Prop. + + + ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE * 4* Douglas Branch 4> + M. A. SNOW, Manager * * + + ?> + + + * + + + + * + * + + * ?> 4* ?> ? ?> ?> + <? 4* ?:* 4* 4* <? ?> + + + DOUGLAS NOTES. * ? * ? <- 4? + 4* 4* + ? 4> * 4* 4? * <' + + + 4* DOUGLAS. Sept. 24.?The Engles, accompanied by a band, went to Jun-| eau InRt night and captured the prlzo ? for the best lodge turnout at the, Elks' carnival. William Arthur left on the Spokane j this morning for the States. The Humboldt was In port on her way south this morning. ANOTHER GOOD FEATURE AT THE LYRIC THEATRE DOUGLAS, Sept. 24.?Tonight the Lyric theatre management will repeat the great two reel feature entitled the "Demon of Destruction." It Is a timely picture as It shows the de structivcncss of war. Two other strong pictures will bo shown: the "Grent Harmony," fea turing Warren Kerrigan, and the "Grafters," a story of the wire tap pers. This program was shown last night and Is the talk of the town today. 4,*>4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4'4'4,4,4, + '> * + * TREADWELL NOTES + ? ?! !?* + + * + * * + ?' * * + ? TREAWELL, Sept. 24.?The Meteor Is still at Treadwell unloading cargo and will move to Douglas sometime today. Miss Berguist left for the south on the Spokane thlB morning. The family of Mr. Preston, chief electrician for the company have mov ed into the house formerly occupied by the family of F. W. Hebert. GIRL FOR BENSONS. The stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Benson at Thane yes terday morning and left a beautiful baby girl. The little miss tipped the scales at nine and one-half pounds. Dr. P. J. Mahone was in attendance. Mother and child are reported to be doing well. DAN WALKER ORDERS STOCK OF GOODS D. W. Walker, Juneau pioneer sheet metal worker and hardwaro man, has ordered the stock of goods that he will have In the new business conncern that he is about to establish in Ju neau. LEAVING ON SPOKANE. The Spokane sailing for the south at midnight last night took the follow ing passongers from Juneau: For Se- j attle?Miss Agnes Murray, Mrs. Pearl Rogers, F. Jolich, L. Duke; for Ket chikan?P. B. Crooks. +++++*+*+**++***+ * * ? If you don't eat with us we * 4* both lose. The Tavern Cafe, + + Hotel Cain. * *************+*** | GERMAN SUBMARINES ARE WORRYING ENGLAND LONDON, Sopt 24?Tho destruc tion of three British cruisers by n German submarine has caused a great deal of worry to the admiralty and to citizens. The fears wore Intensi fied yesterday by tho receipt of Ger man newspapers containing a letter from n German sailor In the submarine service. The German sailor said that ho was 011 board a Gorman submarine which had made , a reconnoltering cruise along the Scottish coast. Tho sub marine was absent from Its base for ten days. Describing tho trip, the letter says: "Wo went all along the English coast. We passed under a British squadron. It was tho prettiest pic ture I ever saw. Up there like peace ful lambs lay the squadron without care, as If there were no ^German sea wolves In armored clothing. For two hours we lay there under water at their outposts. We could have suc ceeded In fetching under a big cruis er, but we must not. We were on pa trol, and our boat had further work to do." I Sporting Goods C.W.Young Co. HARDWARE Cutlery Etc. comfl rr? stock or Mining Logging lishin^ Supplies Alaska Plumbing -- lining - Pipe Fitting Estimates and prompt: attention given all kinds Job Work PAINTS-VARN1SH--WALL PAF'ER?BRUSHES WAl/GH ROCK DRILLS and EVINRUPE DETACHABLE MOTORS MODEJtN AND UP-TO-DATE Furniture Rups Office Desks Go-Carts Etc. ?THE? 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