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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE '
JOHN W; TROY. Editor and Manager. Published by the EMPIRE PRINTING COMPANY SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One ywr. by mail 110.00 8lx months. by uiail 5.00 i Per month, delivered 1.00 I ; Entered as second-class matter November 7. 1912. at the postotflce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3, 1879. DEMOCRACY UNITED AND FOR BUNNELL. MR. HARRAIS, although as good a Democrat as Al aska can produce, and who would have made a good Representative in Congress, is a miner and not as good a campaigner as Jennings. So far as any kind of fraud on the part of the regular convention, or what the Empire terms as the "Frame" convention, there is nothing to.it. The regular delegates outnumbered the bolters three or four times?why use forged prox ies??Ketchikan Mail. The circumstance that Martin Harrais is a sawmill man and not engaged in mining is an unimportant detail. But the facts that he has admitted that he had been deceived, that he now recognizes the regular Democratic organization, is serving as a member of its Divisional committee and is supporting Charles E. Bunnell for Delegate to Congress are important. It also is significant that William O'Connor, selected by the Frameites as National committeeman, is supporting the regular organization and its candidate for Delegate to Congress. That the Frame party's pretensions to the use of the name of Democracy is based on vile fraud and proxy forgery was so clearly established that it could get a single sponsor among all the delegates who nominated Woodrow Wilson at Baltimore. There is only one Democratic party in Alaska, and its candidate j stands squarely upon the most progressive, constructive politi cal program ever adopted in Alaska. WICKERSHAM NOT FOR CONTROL BY THE PEOPLE. IF DELEGATE WICKERSHAM made anything clear in his speeches in Southeastern Alaska it was that he does not fa vor a "full Territorial givernment" for Alaska such as the President had in mind when he urged it, or such as the Demo cratic Divisional conventions at Juneau, Cordova, Fairbanks the non-partisan conventions at Juneau and Fairbanks, and presum ably, the "Frameite" convention at Valdez had in mind when they declared for it. The Delegate stands on the present Organic Act of the Ter ritory, and stubbornly says it provides a "full Territorial form of government." In this instance, at least, he does not support the policies of the President, but he is consistent with his record in Con gress. The President in his message to Congress last December said that "Alaska should have a full Territorial form of government." Not only did Delegate Wickersham fail to introduce a bill providing for a "full Territorial form of government" for Alas ka in compliance with the invitation of the President, but did not mention the subject in his platform, and he has taken posi tion against it in his speeches. And further than that, he was prevented from further cur tailing the powers of the Alaska Legislature by Democratic Congressmen according to his own admissions. GOVERNMENT CAN NOW GET MONTICELLO. JEFFERSON MADISON LEVY, New York Congressman, law yer, politician and man of wealth, has agreed to sell Monti cello, the estate of Thomas Jefferson, which has been owned by the Levy family for many years, to the United Sattes govern ment. The promise was made to Secretary of State Bryan, who has been coaxing the New Yorker to make the offer for many years, and who urges the purchase. The estate would cost the government $500,000, and it should be secured. The memory of the author of the Declaration of Independence and, to quote Judge Estee, "his country's school-master," is one of the priceless pos sessions of the American people. The preservation of his home as a National property would be but a slight recognition of ap preciation of the possession. WEATHER AND WAR. THE DISPATCHES about the rains and mists that interfere with military maneuvers in Northern France and Belgium recall that these countries and Great Britain and Ireland and Holland, Denmark and Norway constitute Europe's North Pacific. If one can imagine a war in which millions are engaged being conducted in the valleys and on the hills of the Puget Sound and British Columbia coast regions in fall and winter he can picture to himself the difficulties that confront the troops, commanders, and war ministers of Europe. Henry T. Ray, who is the local representative of James Wickersham, Delegate to Congress, says that Mr. Wickersham has been misunderstood regarding his party affiliations, and that he is not posing as a Democrat. Mr. Wickersham, Mr. Ray says, is an independent candidate, and has never said he was a Democrat.?Fairbanks Citizen. The attention of the Ketchikan Mail is respectfully solicited. The Empire knows no more about the consultations Presi dent Wilson has had with Delegate Wickersham than you do or anyone else in Alaska.?Ketchikan Mail. So? Well, Delegate Wiekersham was compelled to admit , in his Valdez speech that he had never met the President. ( The untimely death of Dr. L. O. Egginton has caused ah shock to the people of Juneau. During Dr. Egginton's residence' of two years in this city he had made a host of friends and es-1 < tablished his reputation as a physician. The sorrowing widow i has the sympathy of the whole community. j |, John D. Rockefeller drank hot water instead of tea at a 1 party of nonagenarians at Tarrytown the other day. But of ^ course we all have to economize more or less. J n FORMER ALASKAN URGES BUNNELL'S ELECTION THANE, Oct. 21.?To the Editor:? Just a word to the people of Alaskn who will voto for Delegate to Con gress on the 3rd of next month. 1 was formerly & legal resident of Alaska and will bo so again. Just at present I am a legal votor elsewhere and expect to be on the Outsldo to rote for a congressman who Is In full sympathy with our great President Wood row Wilson. 1 have made three trips up here during the past year in the Interests of an Eastern syndicate, and now that we can get coal at home, they will invest their capital and make their presence felt. As a close observer and having been in touch with Alas kan affairs in the immediate past, I want to say to all the people of Alaska that a vote for James Wickor sham for Delegate to Congress 1b a direct, open insult to our great Presi dent Wilson, after the absurd claims that he has made. That we have a railroad project and the coal, is NOT due to James Wicker8ham, is a broad assertion, but is a fact. What wc have, we owe to the of forts of our Outside friends; Wick crsham introduced tho bills in Con gress ONLY as Alaska's legal repre sentative for which he is paid a sal ary. The influence that got what we have carao from outside sources and as the results of tho investigations made by President Wilson's personal represon taives sent by him to look into the merits of our contentions. WIckersham's boasted righting abil ity has been a detriment to Alaska. Fighting may be all right at times, but when one loses his temper in his discussions he loses the self respect of his colleagues and tho force of his argument is wasted. Many prominent citizens of Alaska consider that the "Wick" temper has set us back. Wickershain is a man without a par ty. and it is folly to send a man tc Congress who is not in sympathy with the party in power. Charles E. Bunnell IS in sympath> and has the direct endorsement ol the administration forces. If the poo pie of Alaska want to show their ap preciation to President Wilson for his efforts in their behalf they will send Mr. Bunnell to Washington with a bif majority behind him. Very truly, A. C. PEASE. A CHEAP POLITICAL TRICK To permit people to misunderstand his party affiliations until after tht conventions are held, looks like a verj cheap political trick that will not brlns Mr. Wlckersham any substan tial support in this campaign?Fair banks Citizen. STATEMENT MADE FOR CATCHING VOTES It Is admitted by Mr. Ray. (Wicker sham's Fairbanks manager,) howev er, that the delegate suited In letters sent to Fairbanks that he was a Wil son Progressive. This is interpreted by Mr. Ray to mean that the delegate belived in President Wilson's policies repardlng Alaska. This explanation does not improve the situation as far as Mr. Wickersham is concerned, and if the delegate did not mean that he was a Democrat when he said that he was a Wilson Progressive, it simply goes to show that he was making an ambigious statement for the evident purpose of catching votes. Why did not Mr. Wickersham state in his letters to Fairbanks that he is a Wilson man only insofar as Alaskan policies are concerned? He should have known that the public would look upon him as a Democrat when he announced himself to be a Wilson progressive. REPUBLICAN PAPER ADMITS DEMOCRATS WILL WIN While it is certain that the Republi cans will make great gains in the com ing election, the possibility of their capturing control of the House is not considered strong by the independent prognosticators Yet that possibility is not altogether remote. A number of seats hold by the Dem ocrats in the present House were cap tured by flukes, which never would have been lost to the Republicans ex cept for the bolt of the Roosevelt followers. Even with that bolt, the successful Democrats in many Instanc es won by a narrow plurality.?Seattle Post Intelligencer. ABOUT PETROGRAD. St. Petersburg by any other name will be a beautiful city of more than 1,500,000 inhabitants, counting sub urbs and dependencies. "Petrograd" means Peter's stronghold or fort, and preserves -hn memory of the great czar at whose flat a wonderful city rose from the marshes of the Neva. "Petrograd" is Russian, and at pres ent the burg 1b cosmopolitan. The Muscovite government is doing everything it can to fire the Russian heart and intensify anti-German senti ment. Heroin it departs from the traditions of Peter the Great, who borrowed many ideas, customs and practices, Including town nomencla ture, from Germany. St. Petersburg Is. like Washington, an artificial capi tal built by decree on r. site dictated *>y political considerations. Unlike Washington, however, it has becomo i city of groat influence on national :ommerce and national Intellectual progress and development It has nade good the predictions of its lm >erial founder, whereas Washington ins not realized the vision of its great lamcsake, and so far from being a tenter of trado and commerce is a ?urely residential capital. ? Boston Transcript ???<? 'I "J The Oldest Bank in gAlaska Established 1891 Incorporated 1914 II ===^ THE B. ML Befirends Bank TERRITORIAL BANK Resources Over S1,000,000.00J A service based on the facilities and experience gained during over a quar ter of a century is extended to our customers. f t t B. Al. Bclirend. I Proldenl J. R.. Willi. Vlce-P .T?klent GojrMcN.utflitoB CuUcr CREDIT TO WHOM CREDIT IS DUE ?, In a speech In Southeastern Alaska, i Delegate Wlckerahara stated that nf- 1 ter piloting the coal leasing bill through the lower house of Congress, i he felt free to leave Washington. The Seward Tribune says: "For he Is the one man who Is responsible for the successful conclusion of the Alaska railroad bill." No one, least of all the Times, de sires to rob Dolegnte WIckersham of I one lota of whatever credit may bo coming to him from his offorts In bo half of Alaska, but It Is such state ments as the above that disgust the thinking voter. Delegate WIckersham hnd nothing whatever to do with framing the coal leasing bill, which originated with Secretary I^ine, Dr. Alfred H. Brooks i and other members of the Geological ? survey, and was a purely adralnlstra i tlon measure. If Delegate WIcker sham Is responsible for any of the > restrictions which were added in the ? House to the original bill, It were bet ter for Alaska If he had left Wash ? ington before the bill came up for con > sideration. i The Delegate has further acknowl edged that the Alaska railroad bill1 ' was an administrative measure, one t that would have passed had there been i ? no Delegate from Alaska, and to cred- j ? it him with being "the one man re ?j sponsible for the successful conclus- i I Ion of the railroad bill" is height of : j absurdity.?Cordova Times. PEACE TREATIES'WITH ONE BILLION PEOPLE The signing by Secretary Bryan and the respective Ambassadors of the I treaties with Great Britain, France, ? Spain, and China marks tho lmpress ' ive culmination of a policy exempli t fied in practico by our course in Mex ? ico. The common denominator of ? these treaties is the proviso that all disputes which the usual diplomatic offices fail to adjust shall be placed before a permanent committee of in >! vestigation during a period of a year. This action is tho effectual assur ? lance of a lasting concord, with dig-; ? nity and honor, between ourselves and i! country whose population is at pros ? cnt in round numbers, 948,000,000? 1 nearly two-thirds of the total number i of the earth's inhabitants. It is the t answer to tho qualms of those who feared that we might be drawn into i the controversy as a result of the i general war abroad. Wo could not, in sincerity, address petitions to the Most High for tho prevalence of peace once more unless I we were willing to do all that lies In human power to bring about that con I summation. It is right to attribute ? a lasting significance to tho conclud | ing of these pence compacts, and to , say of each, as President McKinley | said of the Olney-Pauncefoto arbitra tion treaty with Great Britain, that i| J "the importance and moral Influence ; of such a treaty can hardly bo ovor I estimated in the cause of advancing ] civilisation " ? Philadelphia Public i Ledger, (Ind. Rep.) RUEY AGAIN DEFEATS INCORPORATOR PLAK RUBY, Sept. 27.?By a very decis ive vote last Tuesday the citizens of j Ruby declared against incorporation j at this time. This is the second time incorpora tion has failed to carry, the other in stance being on March 18, 1913. If this is the will of the majority and it is?it is up to those who have fa vored incorporation to smile and bow plearantly to the logic expressed by the ballot. Let the sidewalks rot away and the undrained gutters col lect their filth, for many are tired of "coming through." Tie tho children to the bedpost and let the town dogs rove at will, for they are of value. Let disease and pestilence collect in our midst, and immorality stalk our dark, unlighted streets, for the major ity wish it.?Ruby Record Citizen. KNIK MINE PRODUCES THIS SEASON $100,000 KNIK. Oct. 6.?When William Mar tin closes his mill sometime this next month the most successful season the Willow Creek district has over seen will end. The crews from both the Gold Bullion and the Independence mines have reached town. Mr. Martin is Alng gasoline engines to work his hill and if the present weather con ditions continue, he believes he can operate until the 1st of Novembor. It is understood that his mine has pro duced more than one hundred thou sand dollars this season, while the Gold Bullion property has taken out better than one hundred and fifty thouennd. The Independence were slow in getting started with their small mill but took out between fif teen and twenty thousand. Their property showed up well late in the season and it is expected that their mill will be added to next year. ' IN THE TRUE 8PIRIT. , The acceptance by the officers of the United Mine Workers of Presi dent Wilson's suggestion that 'there bo a throe years' truce in the Colorado Btrlko zone is couched in the language ef reason and patriotism. "We feel It our duty to respond to your earn est wish, and we do so, as we trust, In tho true spirit of American citizen ship."?New York World. Empire ads roach buyers. NOTICE OF ELECTION. To tho electors of the Town of Jun eau Division No. One, Territory of Alaska: Notice Is hereby given that pursu ant to an Act of Congress, entitled "An Act Providing for the Election of a Delegate to the House of Represen tatives from the Territory of Alaska," and an Act entitled "An Act to create a Legislative Assembly in the Terri tory of Alaska, to confer legislative power thereon and for other purpos es," a General Election for the pur pose of electing a delegate to the Houso of Representatives from the Territory of Alaska for tho full term of the Sixty-fourth Congress, and for the election of one senator and four representatives to the Alaska Legis lative Assembly, as provided in the said acts, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1914, between tho hours of 8 o'clock A. M? and 7 o'clock P. M., of said day. The Common Council of Juneau hav ing heretofore, by Ordinance, duly designated tho voting precincts of said town and the polling places in each thereof, the electors are hereby noti fied: That all duly qualified voters resid ing w'*hin tho boundaries of voting precinct No. One of said town of Jun eau whicli are as follows: all the ter ritory within the corporate limits of the said Town of Juneau lying on the Southerly side of a line along the mid dle of Second Street in said Town of Juneau will vote at the Forrest Build ing. located on Lower Front Street, in and upon Water Front Property, which is owned by G. F. Forrest, and unoc cupied, the same being the duly desig nated polling place in and for precinct No. One, Town of Juneau, Territory of Alaska. That all duly qualified voters resid ing within tho boundaries of voting precinct No. Two of said Town of Jun eau. which are as follows: all tho ter ritory within ihe corporate limits of the said Town of Juneau, lying on the Northerly side of a line along the mid dle of Second Street in said Town of Juneau, will vote at City Hall building located on Fourth and Main Streets, in a id upon Lot 5 of Block 7, which is owned by the Town of Juneau and occupied by the Fire Department the same being the duly designated poll ing place in and for precinct No. Two Town of Juneau, Territory of Alaska. Dated this 2nd day of October, 1914. THE COMMON COUNCIL of the Town of Juneau, Territory of Alaska. By E. W. PETTIT, (SEAL) Clerk. First publication, October 20. 1914. Last publication, October 27, 1914. m ? I Sporting |c.W.YoungCo. Cutlery | jgoofe j hardware etc comr'cte stock "or Mining, Logging ant! 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O'CONNOR, Prciiident T. F. KENNEDY. Vice-Preaident A. E. GURU, Caabiar H. H. POST. Aaniaiitunt Caahlcr R. H. STEVENS. AjutisnUnt Cashier ' 1 Groceries and Men's Goods Alaska-Gastineau Mining Co. THANE, f 9 t t ALASKA H hen ordering BEER insist on RAINIER PALE " n OUR NEW STOCK OF I Hats, Gloves, Clothing HAS ARRIVED ^cKi^bin \lso Large Stock of Mens, Womens and Childrens SHOESi These were bought before the sharp advance in price, which enables us to maintain our usual low pnce on footwear. Style, Quality AND PRICE IS RIGBT "Tfie Home of Hart SchafFner . & Marx =0======0= Alaska Treadwell MERCANTILE DEPARTMENT :: Gold Mining Co. LATEST STYLES, BEST VALUES