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' FIRST Because all clpthes turned out by him are made on the J \
premises. By patronizing; him. therefore, you are helping ? >
| to support one of your own home town neighbors, thereby, | |
! also helping to build up your owu home and town. He is , ,
paying -the license fee according to his business 'ransac- < ?
tions as established by law. and pays taxes on his stock, ] |
according to law. < ?
: SECOND tecause you are getting full value for your money, as j
| there Is no gambling connected with his business. There j!
is no false Inducement made by offering Prices, no"r any . .
?; false representation made by offering a reduction. ;;
? I HIRD Because he Is a graduate from one of the highest schools !!
of tailoring In Europe, therefore well grounded In tho fun- > ?
| dumental principles of the tailoring profesalun. \ \
? KOI RTH Because lie is long experienced In the trade, and is un urd- !
ent student of all the latest works of the Santorlal Art ??
) Schools In this country at the present time. Ho Is the 11
! most competent to give you the most up to date in all ? >
? things pertaining to tailoring. ? ?
? FIFTH Because he carries a large and well selected stock, which I !
r I r I n wiil enable you to get anything you wish at almost any ? ?
; time. | |
| The above facts are authentic, and will stand tho ! !
test Come in and get acquainted. U is a profound ? ?
pleasure to get acquainted with strangers as well as to J |
! meet with friends. '?
BUSINESS LOCATION ? Third Street, second door ?
| from Post Office. Phone B6. J J
,? ? ?.. 11111111?n 1111111mmiHmmn111ii11'
W. W. Germaine, the Washington
city correspondent who represents
the Seattle Times, the Minneapolis
Journal and other Republican news
papers. In an article to his publica
tions denies the report that William
J. Bryan is opposing the administra
tion. or that he will oppose either
the renominntion or re-election of
President Wood row Wilson. In fact.,
he says Mr. Bryan is friendly to Presi
dent Woodrow Wilson and is support
ing, generaiy speaking his policies.
Mr. Jermane also says the Repub
licans do not expect to defeat Presi
in fho mimnntpn next
U?'.: II llOI/li IUV ? . ...myr -'t-t- -
year unless there shall be an early
termination of the war in Europefi ami'
they admit that in case of the early
termination of the war the best they
can say about President Wilson's
re-election is that it would be doubt-!
In part. Mr. Jeraane's article fol
lows :
Most Americans are in favor of
fair play, and occause of that fact
I assume readers will want to be fair
to W. J. Bryan, recently secretary of
state, and since that time engaged 1
- in a propaganda having for its alleged
purpose the crystalizing of public op-]
inion in the United States in favor,
of peace at any price."
With that much by way of prelude,
pertnlt me to say that there is not
a word of truth in the statement rec
ently made in the press of the coun
try as to the effect that Mr. Bryan
intends to oppose the renomination of
President Wilson next yearf offering
the one-term plank of the Baltimore
platform as his excuse.
That story, with considerable em
bellishment. has appeared in the lead
ing newspapers of New York and oth
er Eastern cities, and presumably
has been repeated in sections of the
I daily press of the west.
That the story is not true will be
understood at once when it is said
run., it came out ot tne ncauquaners
of the Republican national commit
tee. where it was manufactured out
of whole cloth, and circulated with a
view to embarrassing the Wilson ad
ministration and encouraging a break
between the President and his for
mer premier.
Offered to Corresoondents
The story was written in this city,
apparently, for it was offered here
to a number of Washington corres
pondents. ^ few of whom seemingly
not knowing where it originated, took
Itr and sent it to their papers, which
published it under screaming head
lines. The greater number ot the
correspondents reffcsed to use it
As to what Mr. Bryan purposes do
tng next year (hero in na yet no dell
nlte knowledge, beyond fate own .re
peated statements that he Is In sym-1
pathy with tho Wilson administra
tion (aside from its war policy), and
la on good terms with the President
tho Democratic party is not believed
tor a dngle instant by men in this
city Who make it a business to follow
politics and to know what 1b going
And even if her were so diaposod,
nobody hsro believes that the revolt
would be successful.
Expect Wilton to Win
In this connection it is to bo noted
that an absolutely unique situation
confronts both the great political par
ties in the United States. For the
t'irst time in the history of any na
tion, it is believed events taking place
in othea parts of the world are con
spiring to color and control party ac
I tion in this country.
It is particularly noticeable among
Republicans. The question of what
kind of a nationnl convention the
Republicans are to have next year.
, and the further question of who that
convention's nominee is to be, are
absolutely being controlled by the war
| in Europe. If the war should end in
time for the American electorate to
focus its atcntion on local issues,
there will be a scramble for the Re
; publican nomination not unlike the
| historic scramble of 1888. and the nom
inee will get a real party leader, of
fulT" presidential size.
Convention Would Be Tame
But If the war should continue in
to the presidential year, with its grave
responsibilities and burdens of other
kinds ppstlnir honvtlv noon the should
era of President Wllsonfi the Republi
can national convention will be a very
tame affair, and party leaders will
not expect that its nominee can be!
In other words, unless the war
should close by the end of the year,
at the latest, it is the prevailing be
lief. of careful political thinkers that
Mr. Wilson will be re-clected. Just as
Lincoln was re-elected in 1864. and
as McKinley was re-elected in 1900.
The situation here outlined explains
why the Republican thus far said that
he would be a candidate for the nom
ination. , If the chief issue in the
campaign is to be the war, and sup
port of the administration because ofi
Its handling of the difficult war ques
tions. none of these Republicans will
want the nomination. Gut if the
chief issue iH to be what the Presi
dent and Congress have done in the
way of legislation for the Araeriacn
people, all of them will want it.
Announcements Postponed
There Is ample authority for the
statement that Charles W. Fairbanks,
former Senator Thoo. E. Burton of;
I Ohio. -Tames R. Mann of Illinois, and ;
other? Republican possibilities, have
; postponed until October the question
| of whether they are to become candi-'
dates itor the nomination. If the war1
i is still under way in October, they
will make a further postponmont ,un
til the end of the year.
If the war In late December shows
no sign of coming to and end, they
will make a further postponmont un
til possible' the end of January, or
the early part of February. But that
will be the last postponmont possible.
The continuing of the war through
out the winter would mean, it is said,
that perhaps none of the distlngulsh
; ed Republicans now mentioned in
connection with the^- nomination,
would permit his name to go bofore
| the convention, n The hunt would be
then for some thoroughly respectable?
candidate, nationally well known,
and able to command the confidence;
of the people, who would take the
j- nomination understanding that in all
probability he could not be elected.
Many Candidates Willing
If, on the other hand, the war
; should end by fall or early winter,
it Is assumed thai there would be a
chance, and that Fairbanks. Mann.
Burton, Whitman, Brumbaugh. Weeks,
. Cummins, Borah, and all the rest,
would promptly declare themselves
! candidates and begin a hustling cam
paign for delegates.
Utah Copper Company's high water!
mark production of 14.000,000 pounds!
; of copper is a good sample of the
strenuous efforts which are being
made by copper producers to take ad
vantage of high metal prices. Inci
dentally. It demonstrates in a practl
i cal way the truth of General Manag
; er Jackling statement to the Boston
| News Bnreau last April, to-wlt:
"Our operations are so divided in
to units of reasonable size as to pro
duce maximum flexibility." The Utah
Copper's Company's steadily Increas
ing production from 8,200,000 pounds
! in February of this year to the 14,
! 000,000 ponds in May, with an even
larger output in June, shows what can
be done when the necessary stimulus
j is at hand?in this case a handsome
profit in a copper metal market the
like of which has not existed since
Utah Copper Company became a fac
tory in the industry.
The May production is at the rate
of 168,000,000 pounds of copper per
annum, on which basis with copper
at 20 ?4 cents per pound the company,
I froio. Its' own operations, could earn
nearly $22,000,000 a year; including
; its equity in tho Nevada Consolidate
! od's profits total earnings would be
over $24,000,000 a year, or $15 a share
on the 1,625,000 shares of Utah out
standing. The "if'?in these calcula- j
tions is, of course, that copper is
selling at 20'4 cents per pound under
the extraordinary demand created by
the European war. and no one is
: wise enough fo say how long the cop
i per companies can sel lthelr product]
at such a figure. The profits *of the
i Utah Copper Company, are, however, |
! rolling, up at a rate which makes'1 the i
i dividend of $4 per share suggestive
of a substantial "extra" at the end of j
:h<: fiscal year roacuordnuci' with'
tie announced policy of the manage
Wo tabulate herewith Utah Copper
Company's oarnln capacity with cop
per at 20^4 cents per pound for one
Earnings from own oper
Equity in NcvadR Consoli
dated earnings 3.500,000
Total Net 25,00".000
Per share - 15.75
?(Boston News Bureau.)
According to the report recontly
completed by Starke M. Grogan. chief
statistician In cliargo of the inquiry
which has been made by the govern
ment in regard to the wealth, debt
and taxation of the United StateB.
there has been an increase In the
National wealth of 75 per cent, in
eight years; in net Federal indebted
ness, of 6 per cent, in II years;-.in
net State Indebtedness, of 44.5 per
cent, in U years; in net county Indebt
edness, of 89 per cont. in 11 years; in
net municipal indebtedness, of 114
per cent. In 11 years; and in the
general property tax levy, of 89 per
cent, in ton yoars.
In this report are brought together
in two bound volumes all the sta
tistic wealth, debt, and taxation that
have been issued from time to time
during the past year in a series of
The National Wealth
Tho bureau estimates -the total
value of all classes of property In the
rrnOft^ Ctntno AVfitnolvn nf AlnnU
uiiitvu ovmvoi - .kviuoi' v vt .\iannui
and tbe Insular possessions, in 1912
at 5187,739,000,000, or 31,965, per cap
ita. Real estate and improvements,
including public property,. alone con
stituted $110,677,000,000. or 59 per
cent, of the total in 1912, The next
greatest 'item, $16,149,000,000, was
contributed by the railroads; and tbe
third, $14,694,000,000, represented the
value of manufactured products, other
than clothing and personal adorn
ments. furniture, vehicles, and kin
dred property.
'Public Indebtedness
The net public Indebtedness in 1913
amounted to $4,850,461,000. This sum
was made up as foliowr.v National
debt, $2,884,883,000 or $5-1.27 per cap
ita.; State debt. $345,942,000, or $3.57
per capita; county debt $371,528,000,
or $4.33 per capital; and municipal
dpbt, $2,884,883(000 or $54.27 per cap
ita. Thus the average urban citi
zen's share of the net Federal State,
county, and municipal debl combin
ed was $72.76; and the average rural
citizen's share of the net Federal,
State and county debt combined was
The total Federal debt in 1910 was
$2,916,205,000 of which amount $967,
366,000 was represented by bonds,
$375,682,000 by non-Interest bearing
debt (principally United States notes
or "greenbacks"), and $1,573,157,000
by certificates and notes issued on de
posits of coin and bullion. Against
this indebtedness there was in the
Treasury $1,887,641,000 in cash avail
able for payment of debt. leaving the
net national indebtedness at $1,028,
564,000, or $10.59 per enpita. The In
crease in the net indebtedness be
tween 1902 and 1913 amounted to G
per cent, but for the per capita figure
there was a decrease of 13 per cent.
Thd" burden due to the national debt.
Is thus very light In comparison with
that imposed by ttfe Indebtedness of
other great nations.
The only two states in wh.'ch the
per capita state debt in 1913 exceeded
the per capita national debt were Mas
sachusetts, with a net debt of 579,
551.000, or 522.78 per capita, and Ari
zona, with $3,065,000, or 513.28 per
capita. In those states, however, tho
large per capita is due principally
not to the state debt proper but to
the considerable amount of contingent
debt assumed by the state in the name
of the metropolitan districts in Mas
sachusetts and the countleB.and muni
cipalities in Arizona.
By far the greatest item of indebt
edness in this country is that of muni
cipalities. This amounted in 1SH3 to
an aggregate of 53,460,000.000. of this
52,884.883,000 or $54.27 per capita is
representing the net indebtedness.
The . rate of increase in net indebt
edness between 1912 and 1913 was 114 j
per cent.
Revenues and Expenditures
The total revenue receipts of the
National government during the fis
cal year ended June 30, 1913, aggre
gated $953,597,000, and the expendi
tures for government costs were $952
601,000. The corresponding figures for
1903 were $657,232,000 and $616,739,
000. The percentage of increase in
government costs between 1910 and
1913 was 54. The nature and*amounts
of the leading items which made up
the total revenue receipts in 1913
were: "Special property taxes" prin
cipally receipts from customs and
from tax on circulation of national
banks), $313,953,000; earnings of pub
ljc service enterprises (principally
postal receipts), $270,704,000; receipts
from internal-revenue taxes on manu
facture and sale of lfquor, $230,146,
000; "business taxes" (Internal reve
nue receipts from all sources except
manufacture and salo of liquor, to
gether with receipts from income tax)
Of the expenditures for governmen
tal costs, the leading Items were:
For protection to person and proper
ty (expense of military, nay.il, light
house, steamboat inspection, revenue
cutter, life-saving, and Immigration
and naturalization services), $264,671
000; for expenses of postal', service,
$264,107,000; for pensions, mainten
ance of national soldiers' homes, etc..
$182,313,000:, for maintenance of leg
islation, executive, and judicial es
tablishments, and administration of
executive departments. $61,784,000;
for improvement and maintenance of
highways, $42,^52,000; for construe
lion or Panama Canal, $41*741,000;
for interest on public Indebtedness,
$25,256,000; for outlays on public'
buildings and grounds, including'mill-.]
tary posts, and for tlio Bureau of
Construction and Repair, Navy De
partment, $22,639,000; for education,
(principally maintenance of military
and naval academics, Indian schools,
Library of Congress, agricultural ex
perimental stationed and study of ani
mal and plapt industries, $17,243,000.
Increase of Wealth Compared With In
crease in Indebtedness and
i axanon.
Thus it appears that an increase of
75 per cent, in 8 years?indicating a
gain of 115 per cent, in 11 years?
in natipn wealth has been accompan
ied by an increase, during 11 years,
of 6 per cent, in net Federal Indebted
ness, 44.5 per cent. In net state indebt
ness, 89 per cent, in net county Indebt
edness, an(l 114 per cent in net munf
clpal indebtedness. In connection:
with the growth of the municipal in
debtedness. however, it should be
borne in .mind that the proportion
which the urban population represent
ed of the total was materially great
er in 1918 than in 11)02. The net in
debtedness of'national, state, county,
und municipal governments combined
increased by 71 per cent in 11 years.
A more significant comparison,
however, can be made between the
growth of the national wealth and
the increase in tax levies. The na
tional weaith. on the assumption that
its average annual rate of growth
from 1902 to 1912 was the same as
that which provulled from 1904 to 1912
increased by 101 per cent, in 10 years,
while the increase in tax levies dur
ing the period 1901 to 1912- amounted
to ?u per cent.
The total levies of taxes on real 1
estate, personal property, and other!
property subject to ad valorem taxa
tion. by states, counties, municipali
ties. school districts, and other civil
divisions, increased from $724,737,000,
or $0.22 por capita, in 1902 to $1,349,
941,000, or $13.91 per capita, in 1,912
the percentago in crease being 86 for
the total amount and 51 for the per
Public Properties
The aggregate vulue of state prop
erties (excessive of those of Penn
sylvania, for which no data were ob
tained) in 1913 \Vas $695,499,000.. The
largest two items, $176,954,000 and
$136,8S6,000, represented the value of
lands, buildings, atld equipment of
: educational instutlons and of state
houses and departmental libraries, "re
The value of county properties in
1913 was $576,657,000, of .which sum
i $393,296,000, or more than onc-hnlf,
represented the value of court houses
The value of public properties in
1913 for incorporated places of 2,500
and over was $4,097,806,000. Of this
amount. $1,507,133,000, or more than
one-third, represented the value of
lands, buildings, and equipment ' of
public Service enterprises. The re
mainder covered the value ofJands,
buildings and equipment of the var
! lous municipal departments, of which
the leading items were: Property of
schools and "libraries, $1,018,528,000;
parks and other property falling un
der the general head of "recreation."
$967,488,000.- v?&J
A large crowd of miners watched
the field events at the Perseverance
ballgrounds yesterday afternoon, and
interest now centers in the baBeball
game this afternoon between the mar
ried miners and the single miners.
The events* yesterday produced the
following results:
* Hose'cart, 100 yards, four teams en
tered- Captain P. R. Vanwaul was the
leader of the winning team. Time,
29% seconds. Prize J60.
IIq8c coupling contest, three teams
entered? Capt. 0. Hoffman's team
winners. Time, 1:27. Capt. Chas Pe
reilcs team second. Prizes. $35, flrst:
$15 second.
Fire extinguisher race, ninoL entries
?E. Anderson, winner. Prize $7. L.
Thomson, second, prize $3.
Foot race, 100 yards, 14 entries
First. L. Thomson, $7; second, IV.
Drummond, $3.
Tug-of-War. two teams entered ?
Capt. Dan Agbaba's team winenrs?
prize $35. Capt. McDougal had the
losing team.
Young woman wants housework, ex
perienced. Box 548, Juneau. 4-14-3t
: MRS. BERRT'S STORE, 3rd & Franklin f
Why this man bought a
Remington Junior
"I have been investigating several of
the recent makes of machines, seeking
for one of simple construction for ordi
nary manuscript and letter writing. I
was nearly ready to buy a machine of
another make when 1 just happened to
sse for tie first time tie Remington ^
Junior, and found it to be the very thing ^
/ leanted. _
The man who wrote this is the postmaster of a small
Southern town. He is only one of thousands who have
recently bought a Remington Junior. But his reasons
apply to everybody?they apply to YOU. .
The Remington Junior is our latest product and the
latest idea in typewriting.
It is strictly a high-grade machine.
It has the Remington Name, the Remington Guar
antee, the Remington Quality?everything Remington /
except weight and bulk. /
A "Simplified Remington" describes it exactly, f
' /
n And its price is $50.00 /
Remington Junior Typewriter* will be sent "on exainma- y
tion," without obligation to purchase. ^
Eoij ptr;rtt>:T*termt can be arranged if Jeiired. / "*"I>
i Please send mo
/ yonr illustrated
_ . r?, . / descriptive booklet
Remington i ypewnter /
~L- /l shrill be glad to hove
t^.-LrL-n-Lf- ... L / V?u send me a Remiag
tOmDailV / ton Junior Typewriter on
* ? examination. This miuef.t
(Incorporated; / docs hot obligate mc to pur
/ ehase.
I. E. FISHER, Salesman /
2nd Floor - - Malony Bldg. / f
1 /i- -1.
K?u? Ksssouafcle Third and HarrisStreet. Jones
Newly built and newly fu rnlshed, modern In all respects, steam
heated, electric lighted, hot ar, d cold water In eve*y room; bath on
every floor, Including a shower bath. Sanitary conditions perfect.
'Olnlng room In connection.
11? . +
J Red Cross Graduate Nurse
Surgical Medical Obstertlcal
! Cases cared for at your home. |
? 136 E. 6th St.. Phone 1405
* : *
_"93" Hair Tonic
slaps tiie ft.*ir from falling cat
?i' Wm. Pritt. Juneau.
H. E. BAKER |!
Wo guarantee satisfaction on all
our work. H. E. Baker, 402 North
ern Bk Bldg., Seattle, Wn. Refer
ence given, if desired, in your
homo town;
"I hereby ccrtifythat H. E. Ba
ker is a first class, practical and
reliable furrier. H. MOSES."
State of Washington, County of
King, SS:
II. Moses, being first duly sworn,
on oaUii deposes and says, that he
is acquainted with H. E. Baker,
furrier, and that he Is a first class'
practical furrier and thoroughly re
fsigned! H. MOSES.
Subscribed anil sworn to before
me this 15th day of June, 1915.
(Notary Public In and for the
State of Wanhington. residing
- Doulilo-Lock- Fire-Proof- Clinker- Concrrto
12x12 In. Flue 6x6 in.
Sizes 12x14 in. 6x8 in.
14x14 In. " 8x8 In.
Concrete Products Mfg. Co.
foCole's Kxpres.s.
Any Man or Young
| Man's Suit in this store
In order to make room for our large Fall ship
ment we will continue this sale for one week.
Benjamin CjXI
.have been recognized style leaders 1ort more
than half a century. We have plenty of suits
to fit every body. SUITS UP TO $35.00?
I! / 1 i .1
benjamin (RrrdCotties
H I n /
e have a lot of Small Sizes?34, 35, 36 t
??? From ?118.00 to $35.00 . ' 1
I B. M. BEHRENDS CO., Inc. j
Dog licenses Tor year beginning
July 1, 1915, are due and payable at
City Clerk's ofllco. -'All unllcensod
dogs at large after ten days from date
hereof will be dealt with as by ordi
nance provided. E. W. PETTIT.
(7-10-tf) City Clerk.
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Car stars from Goldstein's. 4*
? Burford's and Alaskan Hotel. 4
I 4? Private Car for Hire any Hour 4*
? at Alaskan Hotel. Phono Single *
4* 0. Night Phone, 105. ?
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flFlrst class work at reasonable
rates ? General repairing ?
special. furniture.. Estimates
Free. - ? ? 'Phone 254
Member Incorporated Society of Trained \
Mauueusea of London
Cliff Apailmenh, Juneau
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121 Front St Phone SSI
Hew Management ?? Better Than Eenr
BREAKFAST 6<00 .. m. to U.-00 a. m'.;
LUNCH - - 12:00 a. m. to 1:30 p. n.
DINNER - - 5:30 p. m. to 7:00 p. m.
Bergmann Hotel Dining Room
i u.lT'.SlJ- Edison Diamond Disc Phonographs, j;
15,000 Record* (or All Machlnca. Sheet mujic, Small Mould Instrument* <>
t ?lmer E. Smith, Prop. THREE STORES J. P. L. Graves, Mrt. - ?
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Rexall Drag Store, Douglas. Front Street Drug Store, Douglas J *
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