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JOHN W. TROY. Editor and Manager.
One year, by mail ...... 510.00
Six months, by mall 5.00
Por month, delivered - 1.00
Entered as second-class matter November 7, 1912. at the postoftlce at Ju
neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1S79.
THE executive committee oppointed by Mayor John Reck, to
raise a relief fund for the benefit of the distressed war vic
tims of Belgium, has taken hold of the matter in the right
spirit and have already made a beginning toward the desired
end. They will need, and undoubtedly will have, the support
of everyone in Juneau. Everyone can help a little, others can
help more. But little or much, let it be in the right spirit.
All over the United States a wave of sympathy for the dis
tress of these brave people has been gaining momentum and has
reached Alaska. Faraway Nome, and Fairbanks have already
begun to raise funds for the cause, and now Juneau has taken
up the work. The various committees are composed of repre
sentative men of the community, who are not only giving their
valuable time, but are also contributing in a financial way. They
should have all the assistance possible?Liberal-hearted Juneau
must respond.
THE German ambassador to the United States informs Secre
tary of State Bryan that his government will not interfere
with the transportation to and distribution of relief sup
plies in Belgium. This is in denial of circumstantial reports from
Brussels, The Hague, and London to the effect that the German
military governor of Belgium has issued orders that if the peo
ple did not immediately resume work all charitable enterprises
would be brought to an end.
We hope Count von Bernstorff's information is accurate, but
if Germany's errand in Belgium is what so many of its leaders
have avowed, which is the destruction of Belgium and the Bel
gians, and the acquisition of a new place in the sun for Germany,
why should it not object to the efforts of Americans to relieve
distress in that quarter? When a great nation sets out to ex
tinguish a small nation, are not those who attempt by the kind
ly ministrations of charity to rescue the small nation acting in
violation of neutrality?
Great Britain and France have gone to the support of Bel
gium with arms in their hands. Is the United States, which
appears with money, food, clothing and medical supplies for a
people fiercely hostile to Germany, any less an ally?
Belgium has a population of 7,500,000, which is about the
same as that of the State of Pennsylvania, its area being one
quarter that of the Aemerican commonwealth. Into this small,
kingdom an invading army of more than a million have passed, i
Cities have been destroyed, industry has been halted, food has j
been siezed, fields have been ravaged, and government has beer
dispersed. In a military sense. Belgium is already a German pro
vince. Nothing stands in the way of its final absorption into
the German Empire but the allied army and the hroic last-ditch
resistence of the Belgians themselves.
If we feed and clothe the Belgians as patriots, we prolong
their defense and strengthen the Allies. It we feed and clothe
the Belgians as German captives, we relieve their conquerers
of a mighty task properly chargeable to them by the laws of ;
war. What is neutrality.?(New York World.)
THe July crop report, the last before the war, estimated the J
yield of the four chief cereals at 5,210,000,000 bushels, and (
their value at five-year-average prices at about $3,218,000,- t
000. The November report shows the harvested yield of wheat, _
corn, oats, and barley at 4,934,000,000 bushels, but values have t
risen to $3,329,000,000. 1
The record-breaking wheat wop is the leader in this won
derful movement, with a yield greater than last year's by 128,- i
000,000 bushels, and an increase in value of $271,000,000. But }
corn has also surpassed 1913 bv $155,000,000 and reacehd a new ,l
record in point of value. The total of $5,000,000,000 for twelve s
important crops combined is $104,000,000 above last year, in *
spite of the startling decline of November cotton from $880,
000,000 in 1913 to $426,000,000. p
The farmer's gain does not stand alone. The influence of b
heavy crops upon railroad activity, and the effect of profit pric
es upon the return flow of trade goods to the farm, are tremen- ?
dous elements in returning confidence and all-round prosperity, j ?
I "
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is almost certain, a
is it now believed, to become the real National bank of the coun- ?
try for the other Regional Reserve Banks as well as the indi
vidual member banks.?(The Sun.) i ti
Are there to be more di....culties to "shifting the finan- jc
cial center from New York? w
A suit involving1 $1.36 which began in a lower court has ad- :
vanced through appeal to the United States Supreme Court. Al
though the law "takes no account of trifles", the courts still re
main the work of popular rights, however small the matter ir. n(
dispute.?Ex. c
Yesterday was a real day of Thanksgiving for W. R. Rog- ^
ers. At 9 o'clock in the morning he was set free by the verdict th
of a jury that had been deliberating nearly all night. 21
_____ In
Football like some other sciences has its surprises. th
la at least two States, California
and Texas, which may be considered
as speaking for their sections of the
Union as well as for themeselvcs.
there is a mounting popular demand
that officials, so far as the Jaw allows,
promote migration of Belgians that
are willing to cross the ocean and
start anew as tillers of the soil or as
: 08
artisans. That there will be more or ra
less voluntary migration to the Unit- iy<
cd States by Belgians now refugees lze
in Great Britain, Holland and France. 311
'seems quite probable. The extent tb
of it no doubt will vary considerably, the
with the outcome.of the war. It will Jai
follow, even thopgh unprompted and 1
unaided by Belgians now In the Unit- noi
ted States, of whom there are rela- tnc
tively few. Sheer economic pressure of
will account for ft in many cases.: Ki
The temporary hospitality now aho^ra
by* BrltonB, Dutch and French can
not, it would seem, bo porannont In
d majority of cases, and It need not
bo. Is Belgium regains hor autonomy.
What California and Toraa and the
Southwestern and the Pacific coast
states have for their working program
is increase of white population ade
quate to carry on production of wealth
lying undeveloped over vast stretches
of territory, and with no additions to
race problems now facing them; Ex
pocting and desiring such an influx
with the opening of tho Panama can
al. California, we beliove, has gone
j farther in the way of constructive
I planning to deal with immigrants than
j any other state. It Intends to bo afore
! soioctivo in its methods, and v igej;
in Its distribution of newcomer;, than
have been states on tho North Atlan
tic seaboard. If, thoreforo, it outers
, In any formal way on encouragement
of Boigian migration, it will be attor
careful consideration of the matter,
guided by a state board of immigra
tion that already has mado a record
for efficiency and good sense.
As a matter or record, ft may. wo
think, bo said with confidence that,
were any considerable number of
ans to mako tho United- States
their future home, thoy would get an
especially hearty wolcome. The vol
ume of money, food aupplios aud oth
er aid that is going from the United
States to Belgians now is to some
?xtcat an Index of tho national tem
per. No ordinary legal obstacles
; would be allowed to stand In the way
of national hospitality to any Bel
i glans that might caro to become set
tlors In rural districts or v/orkors in
the towns. Even wcro It' "Induced
migration," probably it would bo ov*
i eriooked, so indisposed Just now are
: Americans to add an low to tho per
plexities of an exiled pooplo.?(Chris
; tian Sclenco Monitor.)
? # o ?
PASSIAC, Nov,. 17.-^Joaeph JElebo,
a state game and fish warden; living
at No. 172 Hopo avenuo. today, ro
ceived word that six of hla brothora,
live of his nephews and a niece, had
died in the trenches undor the Gor
man flag.
Tho information was conveyed in
a letter from Elechc's mother in Ger
many received through tho govern
ment diplomatic mail pouch. The let
ter had been opened.'
The six brothers, Eleche learned;
were killed in hand-to-hand fights on
tho border. There are still..four of
his brothers and fourteen nephews
;u the field fighting in tho rank9 of
tin German army.
uvs i Vis, isoY. n.?"uur democracy
has on hand its own struggle, great
er and more destructive than Eur
ope's: tho war of groed agalnBt uni
versal right to bo woll.born and nur- 1
turcd." said Dr. Helen C. Putnxun, of
Providence, Chairman of the Commit
tee on Public school Education for
tho prevention of Infantile Mortality,
at tiie closing session of tho meeting
of tho American Association for study
and Prevention of Infant Mortality, c
hero today.
"Year in. year out, provcntablo mor- (
tallty and disease vastly -.oxceod tho *
efforts of formal hostilities; most pov- ;1
erty is as unjust, and crimes against a
the person as many, but bettor con- a
:ea!ed. B
"We- should constantly face those !l
statistims in the Census, and with hum r
sled understandings ontor on the larg- ?
jr responsibilities we aro Inheriting ?
'rom every lifo endded or maimed on 5
he other continent
"The fact that wrong economics,
>oliticai and educational conditions
lave obscured the duty society owes
he Trinity of mother, father, child, u
nay be met during tho period of re- tl
idjustment In ways that while injur- J1
ng none, will dovclop more- efficient 11
icalth departments, visiting agonts,
inspectors, physicians, nurses,) moth- A
sr's consultations for children under 41
chool age parent-teachers organiza
lons. all guided by health-officers co
porating with schools, and having fi
anciul and moral support from tax
"Our bedrock for. futui'o progross is 0
otter parents of bettor children.
"It must underlie legislation for the
cw commerce bracing to meot Its
pportunlties, since nothing pays that _
urts the child.
"It must Inspire school commltteo
nd collego facultj- for. no oducation
ays that by omission or commission
arms the child.
"It Is the law of our national salva
"Tho discoveries, inventions, and R.
istitutions resulting to conserve lives St
ill rank ub, as nothing else can, truly ye
great natron in sclenco and human- of
arlanlsm." ?'
, 0 a th
?*? 10
LONDON, Nov. 10.?Tliit chore are ab
)t over 220,000 British. trcopB oa the ea
ontlnent today Including the army A1
om India Ib the nccoscary Inforoaco
3m Lord Kitchener's announcement
the Lord Mayor's bamjuot that at
o present time there are over 1,- ...
>0,000 men in training in England, [j,
upled with Premier Aaquith's at&to- Co
en at tho opening of Parliament 16(
at tho strength o? tho regular army, 63'
elusive of territorials, in now 1,- ;'0:
G.000, and 100,000 aro yot to bo Jr
ised. This io .evidently also er.olus* SJ
j of the Indian^ army. Tho author* tV-'
:d strongth of tho territorials Is *^0
5,000, and it is; fair to assume that . ft
ey are ndw at thoir full strength, the
>ugh they wore St,000 short last No,
tegularb and territorials combined
v total 1,400,000, With the excep- .V?
>n of 30,000 Canadian troops, all ?
tho 1,250,000 troopq,in- England that
tchener speaks of must be either J?5
regulars or territorials. This lcavoi
only 180,000 regulars and territorial
combined (exclusive of tho Indian nr
mv); outside of Great Britain, EgypI
Malta, Gibraltar, and numerous gar
rlBons around the world requlro a
least 30,000 men, though tho solf-gov
erning colonies have assumed somi
of this burden. There aro left 150,
000 . for tho Continent. As tho Indlai
contingent white and native troop
'combined, Is supposed to aggregab
70,000, the total British contlngen
on the Continent may reach 220,000
Reference In official dispatches ha:
boon mado to but three army corp:
and one cavalry division. As thesi
at full strength would not total mop
than 130,000, here Ib the confirmatioi
that 150,000 is the approximate max)
mum figure.
At tho outbreak of tho war thi
regular forces totalled 168,500 partial
ly stationed abroad. Tho army re
sorvo of 147,000 and tho special rc
servo of 80,000, all trained men, wen
immediately available to reinforce thi
regular army at tho outbreak of thi
war. It is from these 395,000 men tha
most of tho troops on tho Cont^non
have come. From them the lossci
which must now approach 60,000 hnvi
been replaced. The remaining 691,
000 now in tho regular cstabllshmon
arc accounted for chiefly by Kitchen
er's new volunteer army which pass
cd the 600,000 mark Into In Octobor
There, are known to be somo torri
torials on the Continent, most of then
guarding communications, etc., thougt
one batalllon, the London-Scottish, has
been in action. The territorials art
not liablo for service abroad, but manj
units have vounteered for such duty
In the Probate Court for the Territory
of Alaska, Division Number One
Juneau Commlssloner'e
In tho Mnttor of the Copartnership En
tato of Epsteyn, Gilmour & "Co.,
Consisting of William F. Gilmour,
deceased, David A. Epstoyn and Em
mctt J. McKonna.
ro all persons whom It may concern:
Ploaso take notice, that on tho 26th
lay of October, 1914, by order duly
nade and ontored by tho Probate
'ourt for the Juneau Commissioner's
'redact. Territory and Division of
[foresaid, I was duly appointed Gonor
d Administrator of the Estato of Ep
toyn, Gilmour & Co. a copartnor
hlp consisting of William F. Gilmour,
ite of tho City of Juneau, deceased,
)avid A. Epstoyn and tho undersigned,
Jmmott J. McKannn, both of tho City
f Junoau, Alaska: and that on tho
th day of Novombor, 1914, I duly
ualified as such Goneral Adminlstra
>r under such appointment.
All persons having claims against
lid Estate should present tho samo
ith proper vouchors therefor to me at
10 ofllco of said Arm in tho City of
uncau, Alaska, within bIx months of
le date of first publication hereof.
Dated at Juneau, In tho Territory of
laska, Division Number Ono, this the
& day of, November 1914.
General Administrator of
tho Estate of Epstoyn, Gil
mour. & Co., a copartner
Attorneys for Gonoral Ad
ministrator, Juneau, Alaska.
First publication, Nov. 6, 1914.
Last publication, 1914.
Serial NumDor 01651
Juneau, Alacka.
F. Lewis, u citizen of tho United j
ates,> over., the: age of twonty-ono
ara, being? entitled to the benoflts
Section.2306 of tho Rovlsed Statutes
the United States, and amendments
oreto, hns applied to mako entry
the lands embraced In United
ates Non-mineral Survey Number
84, situate lu Last Chance Basin,
out one-fourth (14) of a mile North
st of Juneau TownBlte, Territory of
asks, and more particularly describ
es follows, to wit:
Bofflnnins at Cor. No. 1, Identical
th Cor. No, 1, Whitney Placer Sur
Y 289: thence N. 390 ft. to Cor. No,
thence K. 1540 ft to Cor. No. 3,
mtlcal with Cor. No. 3, Survey No.
r. No. 3, Survoy No. 157: thenco S.
1; theaco S.-59* 23' W. 222.7 ft. to
? 57' W. 216 ft to Cor. No. 3, Sur
f No. 158; thenco N. 75* 13' W.
1.9 ft to Cor. No. 3, Survoy No. 169;
ince S. 56" 2S' W. 228.8 ft to Cor.
. 3, Survey No. 160; thonco S. 17*
W. 253' ft to Cor. No. 3, Survoy f
. 161: thence S. .16" 28' W. 211.G [:
to Cor. No. 3. Survey No. 162: I
nco S. 56* 15' W. 229.2 ft. to Cor. I
. 2, U. S. Survey No. 162; thence ?
up line 2-1 Survoy No. 162 100 ft r
point: thence West 94 feet to Cor. |
2, Whitney Placer, Survey No. i
; thenco N. 13* 15' W. 389 feet to |
So P. tr. I
8 Cor. No. 1, tho placo of beginning.
5 ThlB survey is situated In latltudo
?. 58* 18' North and Longitude 134* 24'
* Ac additional to the original Homo
" stead .entry, of Edwin RaBey on tho
Kant Hnlf of tho NorthwoBt quarter
" and tho East Half of tho Southwest
0 Quarter of Section 4, Township 105,
1'orth, Range 33 West, which he en
1 tcred May 1, 187.., per Homestead
9 Number 677, Worthington, Minnesota.
a Any and all porsons claiming ad
. verBoly any portion of tho above do
* scrlbod tract of land are required to
* file with tho Register and Receiver
3 of the United States Land Office at
B Juneau, Alaska, their advorso claim
0 theroto under oath during the poriod
e of publication, or within thirty days
1 thoreaftor, or they will bo barred by
. the provisions of this Statute.
Nov. 10, 1914. .
Juneau, Alaska.
' foregoing notice be published for the
3 statutory poriod in tho "Alaska Dally
3 Empire," a daily newspaper of goner
j al circulation printed at Juneau, Alas
t kn, tho nearest nowspapor to said
. above described c'alm of Burvoy.
3 First publication Nov| 11, 1914.
Last publication, Jan. 10, 1915.
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Condensed Statement of Condition at close of business, Nov. 7, 1914
Loans and .discounts - - - $558,549.07
Ronl state, furniture and fixtures 29,923.116
United States and other bonds 51,925.00
Cash and duo from banks 318,631.01
Totol $960,821.54
Caultal ? 50,000.00
Surplus and undivided profits 31,770.40
:. Doposlts - ? ?? 879,051.14
Totol $960,821.54
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to Mexico, there will rise in a few days, the appetizing
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water, and smiling faces to question: "HOW DID YOU
Thousands of Monarch Ranges are giving satisfac
tory service?splendid service?today and you owe It to yourself to
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Draft and Air-Tight Construction save them.
The Polished Top never needs blacking, and smutty,
dirty bottomed kettles are banished from the kitchen forever. *
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Capital $50,000 $
SurpluB and Undivided Profits 50,000
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tion. Lasge and small accounts given the same consideration j;
Hats, Gloves,
Also Large Stock of Mens, Womens and Childrens
1 nese were bought before the sharp advance in price, which
enables us to maintain our usual low price on footwear.
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