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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
PUBLISHED BY THE EMPIRE PRINTINO COMPANY JOHN W. TROY, Editor and Matter SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One yew, by mail. In advance fin. 06 Six month?, by mall, in advance, ? 8,00 Per month, delivered t . LOO Entered aa second-clan matter November T. 10X3, at the pcatofflce at Jnneao. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1870. __ TRADE CONDITIONS Trade conditions In the United States present an interesting topic to those who study the figures and re ports from various sections of the country. In the East times are prosperous. There is work for overybody. Employment bureaus established by the Federal govern ment are burdened by applications for laborers rather than applications for work. Manufacturers are every where busy, and the tendency is to Increase wages. The balance of trade in favor of the United States Is in creasing rapidly. Gold is pouring into the country. Our interest bearing and dividend paying securities in for eign countries are returning home, which will stop pay ments that have constituted a country-wide expense. We are. also, acquiring foreign securities in vast sums which must pay interest to the United States In the future. However, while banks are filled with money, there ia noticeable a conservative tendency toward financing new undertakings, and the expected expansion In rail road building has not materialised. This is believed to be due in large measure to the disposition of Ameri can investors to hold themselves In readiness to tako back American seenrities that are now held In Europe where so much is being sacrificed in order to finance the war. The loan made to the Allies, It is believed, will relieve this situation. Certainly will do so If It be established that further loans will be made when needed. This hesitancy, taken in connection with the dullness at the lumber trade, will explain why times haTe not Improved more in those sections of the country where previous prosperity was largely dependent upon the or ganization of new companies for development purposes, and the inflation of values and speculation that always follow when money is pouring Into a country for in vestment Such were the conditions along the Pacific coast when the financial panic of 1907 overtook the Na tion. The amount of capital and number of people en gaged in speculative pursuits were so great that all branches of business were effected by the resulting col lapse. There Is no money now for speculation any where, and the inflation Is being squeezed out of val ues. The result has been, of course, to wipe out the profits and savings of many people whose property was encumbered, and to make' Idle many who had been good patrons of landlords and all manner of shopkeepers and manufacturers of high and low degree. CURING GOVERNMENT ILE. It has been suggested that Congress be asked to pass> a curative act to mako valid the Alaska school law passed by the last Legislature. In fact, the last Al aska Legislature memorialized Congress to transfer con trol over school matters from the Federal to the Terri torial government This suggests that Delegate Wickersham has ad vanced the piecemeal method of enlarging the powers of Alaska's government He urged that the Territorial Legislature should go ahead and pass laws that are needed and if they are discovered to be In conflict with the organic act. curative acts may be passed by Con gress. Delegate Wickersham gave expression to this proposal In commenting upon the remedial act passed by the last Congress when It was discovered that the revenue law of the First Legislature was in conflict with provisions of the organic act That revenue law. by the way, was patterned In accordance with legal advice from the Delegate, just as was the school law that has now fallen In the abyss between the just rights of the people of Alaska and their limited powers. Such a course would not only delay for years the extension of the rights of "full Territorial form of gov ernment" to the people of Alaska, but it contains in it elements that count for uncertainty, procrastination, delayed development and Inefficient government. It would be just as easy to secure in one enactment the remova of all the limitations which make our govern ment loss than that enjoyed by the peoples of other Territories as it would be to secure the passage of a single curative act. Such an enactment would give the people power to develop their government In a normal manner. THIS MARVELOUS TODAY "This is the greatest feat ever accomplished In telephony/' says a dispatch from Washington giving an account of a wireless conversation from Washington to San Francisco. That is putting (t mildly Indeed. It is one of the greatest feats In the history of the world. The only reason its staggering nature is not more fully appreciated is because we have risen step by step* to this crowning achievement in the art of long-distance communication. Nor need we imagine that the limit of wireless con versation any more than wireless telegraphy has yet been reached. It is no doubt simply a question of great er power. This is certainly the view of telephone ex perts, who say audible speech will be transmitted to Europe. Has the world lost tho youthful factulty of won der? Have we become so satisfied with the triumphs of science that all seems commonplace? If not, then surely the transmission of the voice without wires across a continent is enough to fill us with the wonder of the primitive man who saw a star fall headlong from the skies. Those people who profess to see in the La Follette law the only menace to the rebuilding of an} American merchant marine seem to forget that there were hun dreds of American owned ships flying foreign flags a year ago, and that many of them have taken American registry since that time. However, the effect of the La Follette law is being watched by experts, and we have the assurance of the administration that it will be amended if it should prove to contain elements that would lead to disaster, The construction of an Ameri can commercial fleet is one of the things the adminis tration is committed to do. Pretty soon European belligerents will be hailing as their greatest statesman the man who can make two taxes grow where but one grew before. Dairy herds at Seward, are producing more milk than enough to mpply the demand and dairymon are now making butter and Holling buttermilk. Alaska is gradually adding agriculture to her list of industries. Colonei Roosevelt has gone to the Canadian wilds tor a month's stay. The time isn't very long, but a month's absence is better than none? (Kansas City ' V Journal.) Underneath ail the popular sentiment In favor of preparations for national defense we seem to hear the sound of the pork hunter carefully whetting his ap petite. Indications are that the process of taxation in Europe will soon be superlatively simple. It will consist in tak ing everything everybody has to pay interest on war debts. Carranxa admits that the Pan-American conference did him simple Justice when It recognized him as head of tho Mexican government. If Germany carries out her recent promlso the war xone ought to become one of our most respectable bodies of water. Let us hope at least that Carransa will understood when it is his turn to salute the flag. AMERICA'S GAIN. (St Louis Republic.) ^ The appearance of students from such distant lands as Egypt. Japan and tho Philippines on tho opening day at Washington University is probably symptomatic of a tendency which will reveal itself in all the great in stitutions of learning in this country. For many years foreign students have been going to the great schoolB of Europe, but those countries will scarcely he attractive in these days to the serious student, even where access is still easy and actual war unknown. Neither teachers nor students are likely to do their best work in an atmos phere surcharged with military excitement, and the schools of peaceful America step in to take tho places of universities engulfed in war. The gain to tho United States is obvious. By supplying the world with a larger proportion of its learned men than ever beforo we shall turn the thousands of thousands of men tho world over to the universities of this country as centers of learning and culture. American Influence will grow; American scholarship will gain and this prestige will work out to our material advantage as well. The war is making this country the world's money center and may make It the world's educational center as well. COLUMBIA GLACIER ON RAMPAGE (Cordova Times.) Miles of ice floes from Columbia glacier are prov ing a menace to navigation in Prince William Sound. Icebergs two hundred feet square and standing as high as a steamer are reported in the channel east of Ella mar, while floes a mile in extent are thick north and east of Naked Islands. More ice is being encountered in the sound at present than has been encountered dur ing a period of twenty years. A southeast wind is at tributed as the cause, which brought down the face of Columbia glacier, after it bad been undermined by the sea ? The unusually mild weather during the last two years, which has caused other glaciers to recede, seemB to have had the opposite effect on Columbia glacier, which has been advancing rapidly during the past 15 years. Its activity during the period has been so mark ed that special attention was paid to it in a government report on the glaciers of Prince William Sound. That Columbia glacier was once even more active than it is now is borne out by chronicles of early Russian hunt ers who were forced to winter somewhere near Ellamar in the seventeenth century. Their story, as told by Bancroft's history of Alaska, is that ice flows covered the water late in the fall and remained all during tho winter so that It was necessary to cut holes to bury three of the party who died of scurvy. QUADRUPLE MURDER. (Whltehorse Star.) It is not often that a little community like White horse is shocked by such a cold-blooded crime as that committed here last week or called upon to bury four murdered men In one day as done here last Sunday. But Whltehorse survived the shock and turned out en masse to give the unfortunate men Christian burial? performing her duty to the dead as became a law-abidng community?and "rope" was never mentioned except in connection with the ordinary course of justice. There are localities in which the murder of four inoffensive citizens would have been followed by sum mary action, but Whltehorse is not that kind of locality. Here the majesty of the law is supreme and the people have confidence that justice will be done. There is no fear on that score. The murderer will be given a fair and Impartial trial and there will be no occasion for murmer at the resist. The murderer would have sim plified matters had he turned the weapon on himself, but he did not do so. Ho saved himself to be dealt with promptly and Justly. PROOF OF NEUTRALITY (New York World.) The 5% per cent, terms on which the $500,000,000 Anglo-French loan is to be floated are received in Lon don with varying degrees of critical emotion. The pre vailing note is that the Yankees have shown a tradi tional "astuteness" which may deserve the examination of the British and French Parliaments before the bar gain is accepted. When our German friends hear this they may think better of the matter. They may even decide to help the loan along. They have Bald that the security was not worth the paper the bonds will be printed on; there fore, that the loan was virtually a gift to the Allies and a flagrant violation of neutrality. This view will be covered with confusion when the House of Commons comes to discuss how and to what extent the allied gov ernments have been hornswoggled. It is an axiom of history and philosophy, of pollti tics and finance, that the acid test of neutrality is a blodsinniger Yankee who is driving a bargain. A more rigorous neutrality has consequently never been proved up than by this loan. Can anybody tell why such a large amount of lum ber is being cut at Portage Bay? A large mill is in operation there and three hundred thousand feet of lum ber is said to have been already cut. The men inter ested told the Gateway that they were cutting it for the government but Messrs. Edes and Riggs of the rail road commission know nothing about it. Colonel Stev enson is said to be interested in the mill. What is the lumber for??(Seward Gateway.) It Is said that William Waldorf Aster's war tax will amount to about $1,250,000 a year. Rente are likely to go up in New York.?(St. Louis Republic.) One of the things which this war is teaching the people Is how to strike an average between official re ports.?(St. Louis Republic.) Bulgaria's Envoy to London is Mr. Mischelf. We have several envoys of that kind in Washington.?(Co lumbia, (S. C.,) State.) It begins to look as if Austria doesn't want Dumba any more than we want him.?(Charleston, (S. C.,) News and Courier.) Speaking of the glorious fall, more or less bottom keeps dropping out of the Weeks boom.?(Anaconda Standard. ESTABLISHED 1891. INCORPORATED 1914 ? HE B. M. BEHRENDS BANK I TOTAL RESOURCES AUG. 7. 1911 S469.977.9S I AUG. 7.1912 I. . S638.483.03 : AUG. 7, 1913 $891,520.02 ! AUG. 7,1914 .... $940,489.18 : I AUG. 7, 1915 . $1,126,925.55 j INTERE8T PAID ON TjlME DEP08IT8 | < NAME8 18 NAME8 ? (Cincinnati Enquirer.) Susie Bites is a manicurist at Paris, Ky. Dr. Will Klllum. Will B. "Doubtful. .Satan Crueller and Nick Goneaway are residents of Stone, Ky. Wigle & Burst is an undertaking firm at Batesville, Ind. BITS OF BY-PLAY (By Luke McLuke) I ?4 (Cincinnati Enquiror) The man who 1b entitled to boast nevor has time to. You can't make a man believe it, but any time you break oven with a slot machine you are winner. The old-fashioned giri-who used to have mobile features now has a lit tle daughter who has an automobile face. Somo people seem to imagine that the only reason why they were cre ated with heads is because they have to have something to hang a hat on. The man who has his price alwayB lets the tag show. We may forget our debts, but we never forget our debtors. A man may cheerfully forgive his enemies. But he simply can't keep from knocking them. Always try to remember that you may bo a pest to tho people you regird as pests. Not So Soft Some of us rest on our laurels; oth ers of us are thrown upon our own resources.? (Louisville CourierJour ier Journal.) Looked That Way "Sec here, girl, I bring you flowers and candy, while that fellow does prac tically nothing for you." "Ho digs bait for me." "Bah! So he wants to worm his way into your affections."?(Louisville Courier-Journal.) Some Do It For Nothing ""What did you say your business was?" "I am a critic." "^ ou criticise people?" "You might say so, yes." "And do you mean to tell me you' get paid for that?"?(Louisville Cour ier Journal.) No Experimenter "Are you fond of Marco Polo?" I don t know it. I don't take much stock in theso variations from the reg ular game."?(Louisville Courier-Jour nal.) Naturally "I just ate a comic supplement," said the goat flow do you feel after eating this C?.?ic suPP,emont?" asked tho cow. "Sort of funny inside."? (Louisville Courier Journal.) Smashing. "Well, how 1h every thing at this end of the lino?" asked the Drummer. "Oh, we are doing a smashing bus iness," replied the Baggage Master.? (Cinelnnnati Enquirer.) c Go Get Him. Fair Suffragettes, these lines please note, This plan has Luke as its pro motor; You're not entitled to a vote, But you're entitled to a voter.? (Luke McLuko In Cincinnati Enquirer) Thoughtlessness "Which are the pictures In your gallery that you valuo most highly.?" "I duuno," replied Mr. Cumrox. "My mother and the girls told the man to go round and take off the price B marks I had put on 'em before I had ?;< time to learn 'cm by heart."?(Wash ington Star.) No Interference Wheiv the jury In a western court found the accused guilty of the crime charge, the prisoner rose in tho dock and dramatically exclaimed; "May Heaven strike me dead If I'm guilty!" The judge waited a few mlnutos and then said: "Prisoner at the bar, since Provi dence has not seen fit to Interfere, tho sentonco of the Court will now be pronounced.?(Chicago Herald.) ? ? ? Howard Holt, night clerk at the Al- v askan, who has been 111, is now able * to be back at work. .]. St.Nictiolas jj 11 ii m in i in i m m i ! Lcavor, Young'a Float for Doug las, Funter, Gypsum and Ten i akee, Tuesday's at 8 a. m. 7; For Charter when not on ached- t ulo. SAFETY FIRST THEAL1A RUNS ON THE FOLLOWING SCHE DULE TO DOUGLAS, TREADWELL AND THANE FARE 15 Juneau Ferry S Navigation Company Leaves Juneau for Douglas, Treadwell and Thane 6:00 a. m. 1:00 p. m. 7:00 p. m. 7:15 a. m. 3:15 p. m. 8:00 p. m. 9:00 a.m. 4:45 p. m. 9:30 p.m. J1:00 a. m. 5:45 p. m. 11:15 p. m. Saturday Night Only 12:30 a. m. Leave Douglas for Treadwell & Thane jj 6:10 a.m. 1:10 p.m. 7:10 p. m. 7:25 a. m. 3:25 p. m. 8:10 p. m. r 9:10 a.m. 4:55 p. m. 9:40 p.m. 11:10 a.m. 5:55 p.m. 11:25 p.m. | Saturday Night Only 12:40 a. m. Leaves Treadwell for Thane 6:15 a.m. 1:15 p.m. 7:15 p.m. 7:30 a. m. 3:30 p. m. 8:15 p. m. 9:15 a. m. 5:00 p. m. 9:45 p. m. 41:15 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 11:30 p.m. Saturday Night Only 12:45 a. m. Leave Thane for Treadwell, Douglas and Juneau 6:25 a. m. 1:25 p. m. 7:25 p. m. 8:10 a.m. 4:10 p.m. 8:25 p.m. 9:25 a. m. 5:10 p. m. 9:55 p. m. 11:25 a. m. 6:10 p. m. 12:10 a. m. Saturday Night Only 12:65 a. m. Leave Treadwell for Douglas & Juneau 6:35 a. m. 1:35 p. m. 7:35 p. m. 8:20 a. m. 4:20 p. m. 8:35 p. m. 9:35 a. m. 5:20 p. m. . 10:05 p. m. 11:36 a.m. 6:20 p.m. 12:20 a.m. Saturday Night Only 1:06 a. m. Leave Douglas for Juneau 6:40 a. m. 1:40 p. m. 7:40 p. m. 8:26 a. m. 4:25 p. m. 8:40 p. m. H 9:40 a.m. 6:25 p.m. 10:10 p. m. ^ 11:40 a. m. 6:25 p. m. 12:25 a. m. Saturday Night Only 1:10 a. m. ;; Twenty-Ride Commutation Tickets j | For $2.50 SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE 1! WITHOUT NOTICE ;; JUNEAU 8TEAMSHIP CO. United States Mill STEAMER GEORGIA :: Juncau-SRkn Route Leaves Juneau lor Qouglar., Fun- ) | ter, Hoonah, Gypsum. Tenakoe. KIlllBnoo, Chatham and Sitka every ;; Wednesday at 12:01 a. m. ! Juneau-Skajfway Route ?J* Loaves Juneau tor Douglas. Eagle _ 8""cr. Seatlnokfl.Jght <Station, El drtil Rock L5te'4 Station, Comet, ^ Haines, SkagwnJ- oy^ef Sunday at \ 12;,M r. m. Rafurnlng, leaves Highway the to WILLIS E. MANA^ ISLAND FERRT GO. Gas Boat "Gent" 15CENTS LEAVE JUNEAU FOR D0UQLA8 o:uu a. m. 7:30 a. m. 8:30 a. m. 9:30 a. m. 10:30 a. m. 11:30 a. m. Saturday Night Only iz:w p- m. 1:30 p. m. 2:30 p. m. 3:30 p. m. 4:20 p. m. 8:00 p. m. 6:40 p. m. 7:30 p. m. 8:30 p. m. 10:00 p. m. 11:30 p. m. LEAVE DOUGLAS FOR JUNEAU T. AA . A . AA n rv. i .w d. m. 8:00 a. m. 0:00 a. m. 10:00 a. m. 11:00 a. m. 12:00 noon Saturday Night Only I ? W !#? III* 2:00 p. m. 3:00 p. m. 4:00 p. m. 5:25 p. m. 6:20 p. m. 7:00 p. m. 8:00 p. m. 9:00 p. m. 10:30 p. m. 12:00 Midnight LEAVE DOUGLAS FOR THANE 6:15 a. m. 4:35 p. rri. LEAVE JUNEAU FOR THANE ?(Via Douglas)? 6:00 a. m. 4:20 p. m. LEAVE THANE FOR JUNEAU ?(Via Douglas)? 6:35 a. m. 5:05 p. m. Commutation Tickets at Rate of 25c the Round Trip Express and Freight Carried Phone Junyu 194 for Special Trips Cole's Dock, Juneau City Dock, Douglas THE ADMIRAL LINE, N?7 igat Ion Go | Puffttt Found-California Route, Seattle to San Prancbtco, connect In* with 88. Yale and S3. Harvard for Southern California porta. ADMIRAL EVANS WEST OCT 9 facet Sound-Aleak* Route, from T? \ come and Seattle for Ketchikan. f?t \\ eraburs, Juneau. Yalotat, Katalla. ? Cordora. Void**. Klhunar, I'ort Walk, ,.1 LaTutichtf. Seward, Cook Inlet, Kodlalt. AD, FARRAOUT 8QUTH OCT. 11 Our bjcrIh, and tlio attention of our employees to Hugh P. Gallajjher, Agt. niir want: hnvd pleased others. Theyougbt to please you. Phono "Ad. Line" a. For Seatlie, Prince Rupert Ketdiikan, Wrangeil and/ Petercbuig. I City of Seattle, Oct. 11, 21 Spokane, O t. 13 and 24 WVWWWWW9 ( For Skagway and Haines ;; City of 8eattle, Oct 9, 20 ^ Spokane, Oct. 12 and 23 < j connect* V Sk*trw?y for . > Dawson and all Yukon I; River points. '! CONHBOTH AT SBATTLC FOB ] , SAN FRANCISCO, LOS ANGELES, SAN DIEGO and all California Points :; Through tlekoLi sold cvenrarhart- m United Stataa and Canada < > LOW BATES- I-nrgoat and fluent pnaeenger ateamera on P. C. -UNEXCELLED SERVICE < > For full particulars apply < > H. 1IRANDT, G. A P. D.. Seattle, WaSu. S. it. EWING, Agent, Juneau, Alaska 4' RIGHTS RESERVED TO CHANGE SCHEDULES $ Canadian Pacific Railway Ccirpany B. C. COAST SERVICE Sailing from Juneau for Seattle, Vancouver, Victoria, etc., via Prince Rupert, B. C. PRINCE88 ALICE OCT. 1, 15, 20 PRINCE88 80PHIA OCT. 8, 22; NOV. 5 C. P. R. Ticket offices?Orpheum Bldg. and 8plckett'? Postofflcc 8tore. JOHN T. SPICKETT. Agpnt ??I I I a???????#. The Route of Comfort THE WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE Speed Service Safety Through tickets to and from Dawson, Fairbanks; and all Inter ior Alaska and Yukon River points. During Benson of navigation, oar fleet of modern up-to-date steam ! era will operate regularly the entire length of the Yukon River and tributaries, giving a service never before equalled. Dally train service will Do maintained between Skagaay and White Horse, and our fnlly equipped Parlor Observation Cars afford travellers every comfort and convenience. Full Information cheerfully given upon applying to A. P. ZIPF, Traffic Manager, Skaguay, Alaska, and 81Z Second Avenue, 8eahle, ' i *?' 1 ?i-H n ; m mi mm m 11 m 11 mi m m 11 m i u in mil W ALASKA 1 1 \ STEAMSHIP COMPANY afety. Service. Spied Tickets to Seattle. Tacetna. Victoria and Vancouver. Through ? > tickets toSan Francisco ? ? NORTH JEFFERSON Sept. 19, Oct DOLPHIN Sept. 25, Oct MARIPOSA Sept. 17, Oct ALAMEDA Sept. 21, Oct NORTHWESTERN 8ept. 28, Oct SOUTH j 1 8ept. 20, Oct. 2 - !! 7 8ept 26, Oct. 8 3 8ept 27, Oct 13 !! 9 Sept 17, Oct 119;; 13 ???'? ~-8ept 21, Oct 6 24 - WILLIS E NOWELL, Juneau Agt Elmer E. 8mlth Douglas Agt. ? -H+H-H-frH-H III III III III III III III T I II 1 1 11 I I 1 11 1111 11' HUMBOLDT STEAMSHIP CC. I | The Alaska Flyer*] ^ S. HUMBOLDT | The Alaska Flyer) I I Leave Seattle, Oct. 11 Arrive Juneau,"Oct 15 Sails South, Oct. 16 Juneau Office Valentine Bldg., Phone 79. Pettlt a Harvey, Agta. Douglas Office M. J. O'Connor Store Seattle Office 712 2nd Ave. DOCKS JUNEAU CITY WHARF Border Line Transportation Company THE JUNEAU LINE We do not go to the North or to the West. JUNEAU Is our term inal. Your interests are our Interests. S.S. 'Alki', S.S. 'Despatch', S.S. 'Northland' C. W. YOUNG CO., Agents Phone 217 fgpgEI Save Time I Money I 'Use the New Short Route to and from VMASUU - 'EASTERN CANADA, EASTERN AND SOUTHERN UNITED STATES points via PRINCE RUPERT Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and Ste?ir:hips Lowest Fares. Unexcelled Dining and Sleeping Car Ser vice. For full particulars apply to H. R. SHEPARD & SON, Ticket Agts. Phone 217, Juneau Alaska. JH THE UNSURPASSED EQUIPMENT j\ ?OF THE ? ? G real; Northern i! R AILWAY !L Anoras xno maximum ui uvmm>> IWn ????? To St. Paul, Chicago and the East?THE ORIENTAL LIMITED ?' To St. Paul and the East?THE GLACIER PARK LIMITED ! To Kansas City and the 8?uth?THE SOUTHEAST EXPRESS ? ? To San Francisco and tho Expositions, via Portland and Aastoria and ; \ the newest, safest and fastest steamships?"Great Northern" and . . "Northern Pacific." ? ' l.OW ROUND TRIP RATES INCOMPARABLE DINING SERIVCE || I, ilt: and Complete Information from Any Local Steamship Agent or .. A. S. DAUTRICK, Traveling Freight and Passenger Agent \ Room 18, Valentine Bldg., Juneau T. J. MOORE, City Passonger Agt., Second and Columbia. Rattle. ! | II. DICKSON, City Passenger Agt., 348 Washington St., Portland. ? ? H+fll Ml I I I HI I I 11 I 11 I 1111 I? H 1111111 1111111111111' i Gas Boat Tillicuml WILL LEAVE FOR WARM SPRINGS BAY '' I kake mail route Schedule in Effect April 1 to Mor. 30.1916 The E. A. HEGG sails even* Monday at 8 o'Clock a. m. from AlaxVa Supply Co'e Float, stopping at Douglas. Taku Ilarbor. Lime*tone. Sncttlsham, i Sumdum. Windham Day. Flv< -Finger Light, Fan haw and Kako. CAPT. P. MADSEN.