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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
PUBLISHED BY THE EMPIRE PRINTING COMPANY JOHN W. TROY, Editor and Manager SUBSCRIPTION RATE8: One year, by mall, in advance 110.00 Six months, by mall. In advance, 5.00 Per month, delivered 1.00 Kntered as second-class matter November 7, 1912, at the postoffice at Jnneau, Alaska, nnder the Act of March 3, 1879. j FAITH IN WILSON. - Speaking at I,os Angeles the other day Speaker Champ Clark said: "I have abiding faith that the wise head and firm hand of President Wilson will guide the ship of state safely through the troubled waters and preserve our peace with all na tions by doing absolute Justice to all men and without the least sacrifice of the dignity, honor, prestige and rights of America and Americans." And what is true with Champ Clark is true with the g-eat majority of Americans. They possess abid ing faith that President Wilson will save the dignity and honor ot the Nation and do it without war. In spite of the excitement of the first few days after the Lusitania disaster and the patriotic wave that spread throughout the Nation when President Wilson sent his first splendid note defining the American position on the Lusitania affair and other incidents, a popular ex pression which meant that the people would fight If that became necessary, there were few who did not feel down deep in their hearts that President Wilson would be abl ? to maintain his position without involving his country in war. Many, perhaps, could not see how he would accomplish it. All the circumstances, the atti tude of the German press, the feeling in Germany against Americans and all that, seemed to point to at least s. severance of diplomatic relations, yet there were probably not many who did not feel that some way wj.r or serious consequences would be avoided. It was all simply an "abiding faith" in the "wlsev head and firu hand" of President Wilson. So often in the little more than two years that he had been President he had accomplished the seeming impossible that people had learned to put faith in him. *? THE COTTON* PROBLEM SOLVES ITSELF. Those who study the cotton market are predicting remunerative prices for cotton and base their views of the outlook largely upon the estimated acreage, which it- something Tike 15 per cent, under that of last year. This reduction was the result of a large crop last year and the abnormally low price due to the war. It was brought about entirely by the voluntary action of planters, who followed their individual Judgment as to how nuch cotton they should raise or made agree ments for reduction among themselves. There Is a wholesome lesson in all of this for the national and local statesmen, who all but went into convulsions last fall over the cotton situation. Suppose the most radical of the alarmists had prevailed and that by com pulsion of law the planters throughout the South had cut their acreage 50 per cent., or even more than that, as was suggested in some States. The country would be facing a serious cotton shortage,; and while the prospective price of cotton would be a pleasing thing to those who had cotton, the burden upon those who buy otton would be heavy and utterly unjustifiable. HUMPHREY AND COAL LANDS. Congressman Humphrey, of Washington, in a recent address declared that the new Al aska ailroad "which is to cost the government $33,04?,000 will be little more than two streaks of rust unless the policy that locked up the coal la reversed." PossiMy. But the "policy that locked up the coal lands *of Alaska" is being reversed. And. further, "the policy that locked up the coat lands of Alaska" is the policy of hose whom Humphrey is trying to restore to power in this country. It was inaugurated by Roose velt. cont nued by Taft and reversed by Wilson, yet Humphrey never ceases abusing Wilson. That is one reason why many Alaskans are hoping that Humphrey will lose out in his raje for the Senate. It is reported that the Russian government is very much worked up over the comparatively leisurely manner in which her Allies are conducting themselves. She insists that if they were a little more impetuous the Germans might be compelled to withdraw some of their men from the Eastern front, and then it would not go so hard with Russia. This recalls a statement made by Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria, who is en gaged in holding his trenches against the French. The Crown Prince is reported to have said: "I am only an anvil here, to be hammered and remain intact. Mack ensen is the hammer and he is hammering the Rus sians." Tbe most hopeful thing about the proposed race of Humphrey for United States Senator in Washington State is that if he does not f'.ie his declaration as a candidate for Senator he will abandon his place in the House. And then he is likely to be defeated for Sen ator. because it is unthinkable that the Republicans of the State of Washington would give him the nomination for that office in a statewide contest. Then Humphrey will be whero he is so eminently qualified to be? in the ranks as a private citizen. Immigration the past year has been the smallest! in half a generation. Re-emigrants have been so many that the net gain has been but 55.000. As the death rate among the foreign born has carried away some ) thing like 240.000. the net change of population has been an Increase of approximately 1,000,000 native born, by births over deaths, and a decrease of nearly 200. 000 in foreign born. We ought to be able to assimilate that 55,000. "The sense of humor is demonstrated by the fact that many a man can operate a pile driver who can't even crack x joke," says the Philadelphia Record. Yes. and the nonsense of ill humor is demonstrated by the fact that many a knocker goes around toting his little hammer and can't even crack a smile. A movement started by the Sons of Colorado has for its object to get all the people of that State on August 1. the anniversary of Colorado's Statehood, to engage in silent prayer for three minutes for the end of the war in Europe. It might be well for Coloradoans to add another minute's prayer for peace in their own State. There* la no need to question the sincerity of the Czar's official "regret" that a Russian shell fell on Swedish waters. He certainly wanted it to fall whoro it would do him some good and tho Germans more dam age. Instead of making all sorts of informal inquiries Berlin can get a very good idea of what would bo sat isfactory to the United States by referring to tho Presi dent's original note. SOUND FINANCIAL CONDITIONS HERE AND DAN GEROUS FINACIAL CODITIONS ABROAD. (Cincinnati Enquirer.) Tho gold reserve of the Bank of England was nearly as low last Thursday as it was when moratori ums were declared last August, and with a government al war expenditure of $15,000,000 each day. or $450, 000,000 each month, a debt already or more than $5. 000,000,000, tho belligerents preparing for another win-j ter of slaughter, it is evidciy that greater gold re serves than ever before are necessary if Great Britain is to maintain its former standard of credit. The French Government has just issuod an appeal to its people to furnish it at least $1,000,000,000 in gold in exchange for Government papers, and both Great Britain's financiers and those of France will watch and wait for the response of the people to this call for the yellow metal. That the people of Franco hold that much gold in their strong boxes cannot be doubted. The reply to the appeal of the government will be a double test, that of faith in and desire to aid .the government, and that of patriotism in giving up for their country the prized metal which they have hoard ed away for extreme energies in life. Russia has just announced the issue of $500,000, 000 in short term notes in order to aid in financing the war, and thus there is another strain put upon the gold which Europe possesses as a resrve to take care of its issues of paper. All Europe Is plunging into dCDt at an amazing pace and for amounts that are stupendous in their mag nitude. The balance of trade is largely against every bel ligerent power, and the lavish expenditures of the var ious governments for the waste and destruction in war are piling up debts that it will take centuries of tax ation to pay. if ever paid. In this time of mad expendtlure in Europe and consequent resort to radical and revolutionary meas ures of finance, it is the part of wisdom for the capi talists. the investors, the financiers of the United States to be most careful and conservative as to investments in loans of foreign governments. The business interests "of the United States should be their primary care, and so far as those strictly busi ness interests can be safely advanced through credits to Europe that should be done. That should be the limit, however, and with our profitable and legitimate foreign commerce and our ac tive. expanding domestic trade, there will be found full and profitable employment for the funds of our in vestors and our financial institutions. Credits of the belligerent powers show marked re ductions during the first year of this war. It is fair to. presume that each month that the war proceeds will still reduce the ability of those na tions to pay their debts. Within the domains of the United States are usu ally found safer investments, more profitable invest ments. more satisfactory investments than in foreign countries. At this time of war, famine, destruction and penury in so many foreign lands, the far off fields of Invest ment look neither so green nor so safe as those at home. A PRACTICAL MAN IN OFFICE. (Seattle Times.) Dr. Henry Suzzallo. in assuming his new duties as president of the University of Washington, indicated his policies in office and they are those of a broad, far-see ing educator. "Intellectuality Is not a thing to wear," he declared, "it is a thing to be put into .action." This is the slogan of the ne^v and progressive ele ment in American educational circles. Learning for itself alone is no* longer the chief aim and end sought. The desire now is to translate that learning into terms of action?into practical things, that will be of benefit to the individual and the state. "We must vitalize the university." he continued. "We must plan our instruction for the greatest com munity service, rather than for the advanced research of investigative scholars." An institution like Washington Is particularly sus ceptible to such treatment by an energetic executive. The field of activity is responsive. Dr. Suzzallo will ap peal to an educated constituency outside the college, which will appreciate his endeavors and will lend him support. An institution like Washington is particularly sus ceptible to such treatment by an energetic executive. The field of activity is responsive. Dr. Suzzallo will appeal to an educated constituency outside the college, which will appreciate his endeavors and will lend him support. Washington is primarily intended as an institu tion for the education of the masses?not the develop ment of individuals of surpassing attainments along special lines. It is and must continue to be a popular institution, in the broad sense of the word, as Dr. Suzzalo indicates. The new executive assumes his duties under aus picious circumstances. He should and undoubtedly will make the next few years memorable in the his tory of the local institution. SPANISH POPULAR AT UNIVERSITY (Seattle Times.)' Caroline H. Ober, professor of Spanish at the Uni versity of Washington, writes that the enrollment in that department for the summer session has not mere ly doubled, but has quadrupled, "and it does clearly in dicate," she says, "that some people here ha\\ their eye on South American business." Tbis Is admirable. It suggests that the time is at ha.id when the chairs of language at the University will be training men and women for careers of useful ness in all the great nations. This country has given a targe share of attention to Europe, and now South America and Asia arc looming on the horizon. The University is rising to the demands of an en larged sphere. Warden Allen of the Joilet Penitentiary, whose wife was murdered in the prison recently, proved his faith in the honor system by going forward with the Fourth of July celebration as planned, including ball games, boxing matches and other festivities. Some sur prise has been expressed at the Warden's policy in this regard, but none is called for. The murder would have been just as easy to accomplish under the ordinary system where certain prisoners are accorded large lib erty as trusties as under the system in Joliet.? (St. Louis Republic.) More power to the school-room reformers who arc moving to shorten the sumer vacation! A schedule that lets country boys out for haying and harvesting lets city boys out tor mischief in the streets, and cuts two years' time out of eight years' schooling. This coun try is wasteful in many ways; in none more wasteful than in this squandering of the time of teachers and scholars.?(New York World.) "At day's decline, beneath my watermelon vine," sings a Houston (Tex.) poet. Watermelons grow in ? lusters. like grapes, in Texas, hanging from vines which provide a dense shade in which poets take their siestas.?(Louisville Courier-Journal) * * + SOME TRUTH + + + ?**?+****+?**??+ For one man who is too good for his Job there ore a thousand whoso jobs are too good for them. No man acquires the secret of pop ularity unless be has learned to beep his troubles to himself. We are always inclined to be len ient with the faults of people who are bigger than we are. l The people who want their money to go a long way gonorally have some difficulty in letting it go at all. If a tightwad ever gets to heaven it will be because ho sneaks in under the canvas. It isn't so much what women wear that makes men talk as what they don't. The troublo with giving a woman all the pin money sho wants is that most of 'em expect it to be of the diamond pin variety. + + * QUAKER QUIPS * * ? (Philadelphia Record.) The self-made man always tries to make himself solid Be prepared for an emergency, and ten chances to one It won't turn up. If you are going to crack a Joke, be sure it Is all It Is cracked up to be. . There's a time for everything, but the aeronaut doesn't always wait for fly time. Miss Emily Rogers, of Watervllle, Wash., arrived this morning on the Jefferson. Miss Rogers will remain in Juneau for about three weeks vis iting her sister Mrs. Tom Cole. Paw Knows Everything. Willie?Paw, what is a prohibition orator? Paw?A prohibition orator Is a wind mill run by water, my son.?(Cincin nati Enquirer.) Huh! "It says here that a man is what he eats. Do you believe that?" aBked the Old Fogy. "Sure I do," replied the Grouch. "Every time I got on a street car I meet a guy who eats pork three times a day."?(Cincinnati Enquirer.) Pleased Either Way. "Do you And the life of a com muter pleasant?" "Yes. If you catch your train you feel relieved, and if you miss it you get a chance to rest awhile longer." ?(Washington Star.) Muffling the Third Party. Officer (to wounded soldier)?So you want me to read your girl's let ter to you? Pat?Sure, sir; and as it's rather private will you please stuff some cot ton wool in your ears while ye read it??(London Opinion.) What He Wanted. "Will you let me off this afternoon, sir?" asked a clerk In a dry goods store; "my wife wants me to beat some carpets." "Couldn't possibly do -it," said the boss. The clerk turned joyfully to his work, saying: "Thank you sir. Thank you a thousand limes."?(Ladies' Home Journal.) RUST AND WALLACE INSPECT CHICAGOFF After having made a detailed nl spectlon of the enlargement of the ore-crushing plant at the Chicagoff mine, in which they own the control ling stock, W. R. Rust, the Tacoma smelter man, and Hugh C. Wallace of Tacoma, returned to Juneau this morning on the tender Chicagoff, ac companied by George W. Duncan of Tacoma, Arthur Rust and Supt. J. L. Freeburn, of Chicagoff. That the of ficials have approved the latest de velopment work in the mine and mill, was indicated by them this morning. At noon the party left for Thane in automobiles, to be the guests today of General Manager B. L. Thane, of the Alaska Gastineau Mining com pany, for a trip through the Perse verance mine, and the Thane mill. They will return to the Sound tomor row morning. GUPTILL GOES TO SEA ONCE MORE SEWARD, July 10.?G. P. Guptlll, formerly the agent of the Alaska Steamship Company here, is purser on the Redondo which arrived today and he and his friends found mu tual pleasure in the meeting after the arrival of the vessel. Experienced hotel house keeper would like position in hotel or gen tlemans' home. No objection to leav ing city. Mrs. Hattie Leavens, Hotel New Cain. 7-20-3t. 1+ * ! * -WAR SIDELIGHTS * -> ? The New York World special cor respondent E. A. Powell says from tho French battle front: "Every of flcor and mnzf with whom 1 have talk, cd agrees that the spring of 1916 will see probably no change In tho west; em battle line. The allies have or dorcd enormous quantities of winter clothing, and in the Argonne and the < Vosges the French soldiers are hard 1 at work building warm and dry habi tations." This correspondent quotes | the general commanding th? French > armies In Alsace as saying to him. "The duration of the war depends entirely upon how fast we can kill off the Germans. Their army has reach ed and passed its maximum strength, so that every soldier that we kill makes It that much weaker. Our plan therefore, is to kill as many as possible of the enemy while at the same time conserving our own men." Maximilian Harden, the German ed itor, says in the New York World: "The realistic Intellect of Americans must ask itself these questions: Can we demand of the Germans, on the strength of friendship for us, to give up the possibility of destroying ships the cargoes of which would kill, malm, wound, uncounted numbers of their sons and brothers? Could we do It If in their situation? Wouldn't it be more rational cither to influence Eng land to give up her blockade on food stuffs, which is only tending to de velop still further German economical traits, or to forbid the exports of arms and munitions?" C. C. Smith Boat & Engine Co. of Brooklyn Is negotiating to build 100 motor boats with a speed of 50 miles an hour for use of British nnd French governments In preventing submarine attacks. Sprays of ivy are now worn by eBl gians as an expression of loyalty, Ger man military authorities have prohib ited the use of the Belgian colors as personal adornment. It has now been discovered that the submarine which sank the German warship Deutschland near Danzig bay on July 2 was a British submarine and not Russian. '? i A Reuter's dispatch from Cettinje ! sa ys that Albanlu's future will be * submitted to a decision of the pow- ! ers. Practical. * "Darling, I think of you every mo- - ment in the day." x | "l>nw sakes. Tom give some atten- ? tlon to your work or you'll get fired." \ ? (Baltimoro American.) Far Enough. Mrs. Toole?How far did you go by ! motor car? < ^ Bifkins (painfully)?As far as the old thing could throw me.?(Chicago Herald.) "Now. Ethel, Harold says he's sorry lie broke your doll, so I want you to forgive hiip." "I'd feel more like forgiving him mother, if I could hit him back first." ?(London Life.) MRS. ANITA BRANSCOM NUR8E Surgical, medical and obstetric al cases cared for at your home. j Phone 205, Bergmann Hotel, Room 30. MINK SETS and Furs of all kinds. Curios and baskets at reduced prices inquire at Wills Store. 5-12-1m SCHED IJLE Juneau Ferry S Navigation Companv Leaves Juneau for Douglas, Treadwel and Thane <5:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p. m 7:00 a.m. 3:00 p. m. 8:00 p. tn 8:<00 a. m. 4:00 p. m. 9:30 p. m ?9:00 a.m. 6:00 p. m. 11:16 p. m 11:00 a. m. . Saturday Night Only?12:00 P. M ?9u)0 A. M. Trip Does not go to Thaw Leave Douglas for Treadwell & Thant 6:10a.m. 1:10 p. m. 7:10p.m 7:10a.m. 3:10 p. m. 8:10 p. m 8:10 a.m. 4:10 p.m. 9:40 p. m 11:10 a.m. 6:10 p. m. 11:25 p. m Leave Treadwell for Thane 6:15 a.m. 1:15 p. m. 7:15 p. m 7:15 a.m. 3:15 p. m. 8:15 p. m 8:15 a.m. 4:15 p. m. 9:45 p. m 11:16 a.m. 6:15 p. m. 11:30 p. ro Leave Thane for Treadwell, Douglas and Juneau 6:25 a.m. 1:25 p. m. 7:25 p. ro 7:25 a.m. 3:25 p. m. 8:25 p. m 8:25 a.m. 4:25 p.m. 9:55 p. m 11:25 a.m. 6:25 p. m. 12:15 a. m Leave Treadwell for Douglas & Juneau 6:35 a.m. 1:35 p. m. 7:35 p. m 7:36 a. m. 3:35 p. m. 8:35 p.m. | 8:35 a.m. 4:35 p. m. 10:05 p. m 9:20 a.m. 6:35 p. m. 12:25 a. m 11:35 a. m. Leaves Douglas for Juneau 6:40 a.m. 1:40 p. m. 7:40 p. m < 7:40 a. m a-40 p. m. 8:40 p. m > 8:40 a.m. 4:4C p. m. 10:10 p. m 9:25a.m. 6:40 p. m. 12:30 a. m 11:40 a. m. ' j An elaborate new central railway station has just been completed in Tokyo, It Is in the style of the French renaisance. The total floor urea is 20,000 square yards. A cubic mile of river water weighs | approximately 4,205,650,000 tons and I carries about 520,000 tons of foreign matter. In all about 2,735,000,000 tons of solid substances are thus carried annually to the ocean. Manolln, guitar ana banjo lessons, Alice M. Jordison, studio, 5 and 6, Gar side Building. 3-4-tf. DON'T forget the Names? OLTS & GILPATRICK, Contractors Concrete or frame construction. ^ (5-17-tf.) The Empire will make advertising cont'acts subject to proof of largest Irculatlon of any newspaper In Alaska. ? ? ?- ? The Empire guarantees its adver tisers the largest circulation Qt any newspaper in Alaska, The Empire will ma' e advertising contracts subject to pr.?M of largest Irculatlon of any newspa-ioi In Alaska. Fill your coal bin mw. The Ju neau Transf. Co. Is unloading a car go of the justly famon t Ladysmlth Coal. 6-30-6t. "Kendrlck" expert stgt writer. 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