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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
JOHN W. TROY • - Editor and Manager Published every evening except Sunday by the EMPIRE PRINTING COMPANY, at Second and Main Streets, Juneau, Alaska. Entered as second class matter November 7, 1913. at the postoffice at Juneau, Alaska, under the Act of March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Delivered by carrier in Juneau. Douglas, Treadwell and Thane for $1.00 per month. By mail, postage paid, at the following rates: One year, in advance.-.— $10.00 Six months, in advance... 6.00 Three months, in advance.... 2.50 One month, in advance...- 1.00 ADVERTISING RATES ON APPLICATION Subscribers will confer a favor If they will prompt /y notify the Business Office of any failure or irregu Irrity in the delivery of their papers. Authorized Local Agents Douglas and Treadwell, E. J. White; Thane, J. C. Hendee; Perseverance, Ed. Leppien Telephone for Editorial and Business Offices, 374 MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. CIRCULATION OVER 2,600 DAILY ONE COUNTRY The first list of Americans killed, wounded and captured on the Western front, short as it is, con tained the names of soldiers from Pennsylvania, In diana, Iowa, Michigan, Texas, Oklahoma, Alabama. Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, New Jersey, Illi nois, Missouri and Mississippi. Truly this is one country and a big country, and the Germans, after they have quieted down in their jubilation over the capture of a few Americans, might profitably study that little list as highly suggestive of what they are up against. ■“TVie war is going to be much harder than we anticipated. However, we entered it because it was right, not because It was easy. BENNETT AND ROOSEVELT Mr. Bennett, recently the Republican nominee for Mayor of New York, is in a terrific huff because Col. Roosevelt supported Mayor Mitchel for re-election. He has no quarrel, he says, with Taft and Hughes, because they have always been standpatters, but The Colonel, he thinks, should have supported a former Progressive when he captured a Republican organiza tion nomination. Mr. Bennett is wasting a good deal of energy. Col. Roosevelt’s support might not have helped very much. At least it did not boost Mayor Mitchel forward to any appreciable extent, and salt peter would not have saved Bennett. The w^r will be decided on the west front. The more men Germany wastes on efforts elsewhere, the fewer she will have for the final punch. .y) WINTER CALM The statement in the War Department that the department does not expect to see the troops go into winter quarters and looks for active fighting through the winter applies, one may guess, mainly to the bat tie front in France, and particularly in Flanders. It is not likely that there will be much fighting in the Alps when winter has fully set in, while the bitter cold and long nights of Northern Russia will check activity there. On that front winter will be no friend of Germany, and the same thing may prove to be true—but in a different way—on the front in Flanders. There is where the Allied chances of a telling success are best, and there the great need is for firm ground on which to handle troops and bring up sup plies. A few Inches of frost in the ground would be a blessing to Haig, who has demonstrated his ability to whip the Germans, but who cannot advance across the rain-soaked ground. China may be looked upon as a slacker in the war, but she haB sent 80,000 laborers to France, and almost as many to .Mesopotamia and Russia, wohre they are doing their bit. GERMANY'S WANING STRENGTH Figures compiled by the French High Controls sloner and made public through the Associated Press show the steady diminution of Germany’s military strength. That of the Allies, including the United States, is mounting, not withstanding the uncertainty as regards Russia's future participation In the active fighting "Thus.’’ says the report, “while the Allies have reached and are preparing to maintain their full Btrength while awaiting the coming of America's great army, the enemy’s resources are diminishing at the very moment when the military situation de mands that they increase. ’■This shows the decisive character attending the operations in 1918, when three great democracies. England, France and the America, will unite their entire strength in attacking the enemy, in conformity with the only sound principles of war.” In other words, the fate of Russia. Serbia. Po land and Rumania, as well as Belgium, Northern France and Alsace-Lorraine, will be decided upon the West front. And everything points to a decision next year, unless Germany caves in meanwhile and demands immediate peace by unconditional surrender. AMERICA’S NAVAL PROGRAM No country in the history of the world ever un dertook such an enormous naval construction program I as the United States now has under way according 1 to experts. It includes 787 ships just off the ways. | under construction and contracted for. The cost of } these vessels will be $1,150,400,000. While all var ieties of war craft are included in the list, from the largest superdreadnoughts in existence down to sub marine chasers, the destroyers are the most numer ous. They are being built for general utility pur poses and particularly to wage war on the German U-boats. They are vessels of great speed, and more than $600,000,000 is being expended upon their con struction. Many of these vessels will be ready for use in the early spring, and additions to the navy will con tinue for a year and a half. The men and officers to man them are in training at various training camps up and down the Atlantic, the Pacific and along the Gulf and Great Lakes. Morris Hillquit, recent Socialist candidate for Mayor of New York, was born in Russia, and his name originally was Hilkowitz. Many newspapers have printed his name Hillquist, and the idea prevailed in some quarters that he was Scandinavian, but that was not correct. Two years ago New York State defeated woman suffrage by a majority of 188,000. This year she gave it a majority of 100,000. Progress of fickleness? Some of both, no doubt. But a great deal of progress may be looked for as a result of the change. Remember the meatless day to keep it meatless! ALASKA SCHOOLMA’AMS (Valdez Prospector) Why does a schoolma’am who possesses a bright smile and a winning personality become more precious than pearls, once she becomes a resident of Alaska? While no accurate figures can be obtained upon the subject it is estimated that the chances of an attrac tive schoolma’am marrying an attractive Alaskan, is about 100 per cent,, once she lands in this matri-1 menial bureau. In a majority of cases it takes urgent pressure by the school board to induce the young la dlos and young men to postpone their connubial bliss until the end of the school year in order that Minerva will not be slighted. The schoolma’ams (God bless ’em) have furnished good wives for thousands of Alaska’s bravest and brawniest men, and the Alas kan supply is apparently inexhaustible. The States turn out the teachers and Alaska turns out the hus bands. And this mixture and brains and brawn re dounds to the future of the Territory. All women are beautiful, but statistics show that out of 6791 teachers who have come to Alaska for the purpose of teaching the young idea to shoot, 6791 have very soon become attached to some genus homo of the vintage of '98. Dressmakers in job lots do well in Alaska, and clerks and stenographers are quoted at par, but one good-looking schoolma’am can cause a stampede that lays the Klondike rush far in the shade. CHEAP NNEWSPAPER THING OF PAST (Seward Gateway) Prediction that the day of the cheap newspaper, both in price and quality, has passed and the public must pay more for its news medium, was made in Salt Lake City the other day at the quarterly meeting of the advisory board of the Associated Press. People In Seward have no idea how the cost of producing a paper has advanced within the past year. Paper it fifty per cent, higher, ink has also doubled in price and many colors cannot be purchased at any price; metal has taken jumps by leaps and bounds and now the war tax has added its advance in the cost of production. For instance, there is a five-cent war tax on every message that the Gateway receives. This is only five cents but it means an added expense of about $27 a month. Then again, the postage rate has gone up and few people realize the constant changes that add here and there until the newspaper publisher has his worries increasing daily because he must get out an entirely new issue every day. It isn t like a merchant, filling his shelves on every boat or adding to them, but the publisher must refill his columns every day with new matter and the cost goes up. HY THEIR DEEDS YE SHALL KNOW THEM (Fairbanks News-Miner) Col. B. O. Lenoir sends out a message telling of (he subscription for Liberty Bonds by every man on the Washington-Alaska Military Telegraph iind Cable system. In his dispatch there is an air of pride that is justified. For twenty years the Signal Corps men of Alaska have braved the wilderness, the storm of winter and pestilential mosquito in summer, have given their lives in answer to the call of duty and their answer to the call for subscriptions to Liberty Bonds was just what might have been expected of them. The tradition of the Signal Corps in Alaska is as great as that of the Northwest Mounted Police—something to be lived up to, and the officers and men now on the system are not found wanting. They are doing, as they have always done in the past, answering the call of duty, and "by their deeds ye shall know them” to be that which they are—good soldiers, good men, good citizens. BRAZIL AT WAR WITH GERMANY (New York World) The military developments to follow from Brazil’s declaration of war against Germany will make little difference in the course of the war. But the moral effect is highly Important. One by one the former neutral nations in every quarter of the globe have ranged themselves against the common enemy. By universal verdict Prussianism has been sentenced to death. it is not by their strength of their armies and fleets, or their financial resources that the weight in the scale of the South and Central American Repub lies or other minor powers is to be measured. It is not by the number of men or ships or amount of money they may be able to mobilize, if need be. that they will make their power felt. The extent to which they help to tighten the ring around Ger many is a matter of secondary consideration. What counts is that nowhere any longer is a word of friend ship or charity to be heard in defense of the Kaiser’s government, that everywhere throughout the world the chorus of condemnation is steadily increasing. General Richardsons letter, printed in yester day s Gateway should have been read by all Alas kans and digested. Good substantial facts and good substantial reasonings. Gen. Richardson made good and there are few in Alaska who will not regret his leaving the Territory and his roads—(Seward Gate i way.) 1 he address delivered in Juneau recently by Dele gate Sulzer met with the sincere approval of all his hearers. Democrats and Republicans alike, who were there in a spirit of fairness. It matters little what those thought of it who were not there in such spirit — (Douglas Island News.) Fuller Bunk Says. AN up-to-date promoter Is a fellow who 1ms nothing and is willing to •ell it to anybody. r BITS OF BY - PLAY By Luke McLuke Copyright by Cincinnati En quirer. Huh! He's careful and saving, Is John Henry Hawk, He does not make any pretenses; And it is a cinch lie would win In a walk Were it not for his running expenses. Haw, Haw! “There's a man in New York who has never heard of President Wilson," said the Old Fogy, as he looked up from his newspaper. "Yes, and there is a man in Berlin who wishes he had never heard of him," replied the Grouch. Bless Her Heart! If Miss Prudence Godley, of Harrison, Ohio, will join the Clulb, we will let her teach the Sunday School class. Fooey! We will admit we're not so wise— This question we will pass; Why shouldn't artificial eyes Be made of looking glass? Playing Safe. “My. but I have a terrible attack of indigestion," exclaimed Mr. Young hubby. “It must be from eating that bread you baked." "Oh, it couldn’t come from the bread,” assured Mrs. Younghubby. "1 put six dyspepsia table,ts in the dough before I baked the bread.” That’s Werry Strange! Burrey Queer lives at 1729 Robin son street, South Bend, Ind. Giddap! "Love keeps a poor man in a whirl," Declared old Mr. Boozy; "And yhen a fellow woos a girl Dan Cupid makes him woozy." Paw Knows Everything. Willie—Paw. what is a moral awaken ing? Paw—That’s when you hear the alarm clock go off In the morning and do not cuss it, my son. Neither Did We! Did you know that Orange Freshwa ter runs the Ford Hotel in Colulmbus, Ohio. ? Bone Dry. Dear Luke: While in Kansas I dis covered that they are carrying self ftlling fountain pens of the large bank er's type in their vest pockets, and these are refilled at certain scorpion juice stands out of alleged red ink bottles. These have taken the place of the hip-pocket flasks formerly in use. No Joke! Tiiis li tie rhyme may not cause you much mirth. But this is truth, you’ll learn as life you live; You’ll find the cheerful givers on this earth Are those who haven’t anything to give. “I Never Saw a Purple Cow.” Strayed from my place, one ‘ le cow with horns. Reward if re* to J. A. Tison Sons (Los Ad <• lah. Ga., Press.) Atta Boy! Some young men in Lym have managed to obtain * \ < • from service. But you’ll have Clarance Credit for joining the co Wuxtree! Any time you are in Chicago and have trouble with your lights just drive over to ids garage" on Forty-sev enth street and C. A. Lampstnrter. Witch Us Grow! The Cornwall (Conn.) branch of the Club lies admitted two new members recently. They are Swam! Vendanta Ashrana Abhedhananda and Miss Con stant Beauty. Names Is Names. Margaret May Fall lives at Ironton. Ohio. Take Your Choice. FOR SALK—Scholarship a« Western Military Academy at Alton. 111.; alao 325 feet of 10-in. sewer pipe. See Fred J Kheinhardt, 8th St.—(Ad in Lincoln Courier Herald ) Change of Address. Rev. Freely Rohrer. formerly of Greenfield. Ohio, who was at one time I _ I ' I.. I ! THE ft. M. BEHRENDS BANK ESTABLISHED 1891 INCORPORTED 1914 v The oldest bank in Alaska cordially .' ites your account, subject to check i in its Savings Department, with the io, irance of courteous treatment. I o al Deposits Over SI,500,000 _____I Chaplain of the Club, has gone to Wash ington, D. C., as Pastor of the Metro politan Presbyterian Church, in that city. Our Daily Special. Any Man Can Turn Over a New Leaf, but Few Can Hold It Down. Luke McLuke Says Another reason why parties lose power in this country is becouse some <>f their henchmen acquire $100,000,000 worth of bigheadosity when they are appointed to a $1,000 political office. The fact of the matter is that most wel-to-do men are that way because they were hard to do. The reason why a Princess can tango for six hours at night is because her | feet hurt her so that she can't walk a [block to the grocer’s and get her mother, a bar of soap that afternoon. There wasn’t so much pneumonia in the old days when wo filled our chest full of goose grease instead of tilling <>ur stomachs full of dope. What has become of the old-fash ioned tad who used to carry an apple and a red bandanna handkerchief in the pocket in the tail of his coat? When a man is too old for a girl to marry and too rich for her not to marry, she always marries him. It is hard to get*the fact into a man’s head that giving three months’ old . baby things to eat is not the way P feed it. Men pick their company. So do wo- ; men. The difference is that women pick their company to pieces. Don’t be despondent. Hope is so cheap that you should always have a big supply on hand. We do not know much. But we do know that when a girl thinks she is a hello, she wants to be tolled so. A girl will marry for a home and then imagine that she lias a mortgage on it and won’t stay around and attend t< It. A woman’s face! may be her fortune But she should get the idea out of her head that being two-faced wil make her doubly rich. In every home Father is always hunt ing for the corkscrew and Mother is ilways hunting for the can opener. □ □ TIPS PROM TEXAS □ _ □ (Dallas News) Another thing—no hat is very be coming to a woman whose hair looks like a stepchild. As a general thing, if Daughter is believed to have artistic talent she isn’t expected to marry near home. What has become of the old-fash ioned tired man who went to sleep with the chickens and got up when the rooster roused him? Personally we try to be debonair, but sometimes it looks like our credit or* get more out of our pay day than we do. WATCHMAN IS ABOARD WRECK OF THE AL-KI The report which reached town on Saturday that no watchman was aboard the wreck of the Al-Ki and the fears for the safety of Watch man R. E. Thompson, which were entertained, have proven groundless. It has been ascertained that the watchman is aboard the wreck and is safe. On Saturday a wire was received from Deputy Marshal H. F. Morton, from Hoonah, stating that the watch nan was not on the wreck and had not been for three days, but that a man sent out by Stephen Kane, of hat place had been standing by. Agent A. A. Humfrey, of the Seat tle Steamship Company at once sent Sari Hunter in the Querida to the :cone to ascertain what had hap pened to the watchman as it was known that he was perfectly trust worlhy and fears for his safety were entertained. Mr. Hunter returned his morning and reported that Mr. Thompson was on the job and safe, ilthough he was camped about a nile from the wreck in a sheltered dght, but in full sight of the wreck. RICHARDSON RECEIVES SAD NEWS OF DEATH OF BROTHER AT FRONT E. M. Richardson, well known on Douglas Island and now employed at lie Alaska-Juneau, has received a elegram telling him that his broth r, B. Richardson, with the Cana iian troops, Battery 77, Regiment 131, was killed in a battle with he Germans. The brother was a native of Kansas, 32 years old. He mlisted in Vancouver, B. C. Ray Richardson, another brother who ived on the Island, left a short ime ago for the outside. RECEIVES OFFER FOR POSITION IN THE SUNNY SOUTH William Bagnole, who has been in the employ of the Juneau Liquor Company, for the past seven years, las received an offer to take a irnilar position for the Golden Lion, if San Diego, said to be one of the nost up-to-date gentlemen's resorts in the Pacific Coast. Bagnole ex pects to bid his many friends good bye in Juneau soon and try the ;unshine of California for a time. — j FRENCH ADD TO FLANDERS VICTORY . ; v ch troops are continuing their successful drive on the P'Ijv lit according to the War Office statement. Ihe uum he i u s aptured totals 160, and 200 more prisoners were taken. Id Hu h; npagne enemy surprise attacks broke down and the p , sue ceded in entering the German lines at one point and br u . , k prisoners. -xn x. i, n. ‘ PROFESSIONAL d---a Dr. L 0. Sloan* Office Phone—18 House Phone—297 i-—-ii Dr. P. J. Mahon* 412 Goldstein Bid*. Office Phone StS House Phone SS3 JONCAS ... ALASKA I El-—-H Lieut. Harry C. DeVighne M.R.C. 144th Field Artillery LINDA vTsTA - - CALIF. El-I Dr. Leonard P. Dawe* SURGEON AND PHYSICIAN I Office let Nat'l Bank Bids Houre 10 to 11 m; 1 to 4| and 7 to S p. m. Office ISO*—PHONES—Ree. »S03 «-I William Pallister, M.D. PHY8ICIAN AND 8URQEON Specialist In the treatment of diseases and deformities of the eve and ear, nose and throat. Glasses fitted. Office Juneau Gen eral Hospital. Phone 60t si---k D. J. Hickey PHARMACIST Doran’s Prescription Phamuoj Phone S 113 Second Awe. ri-—-1 Dr. H. Vance Rooms 6 and f, Maloney Bldg. £W*ward Street Osteopathic Physician Office Hrs. »-l*. 1-6- 7-1 Office t»6—PHONES—Ree. 1404 6 I-_| | Dr. A. J. Palmer 32-34 Occidental Hotel Office 242 iPhones: Res. 312 tt-_j| Phone 17f White & Jenne Dentists Valentina Bldg., Juneau -—--—11 Dr. E. H. Kaser Dentist 1 end 3 Goldeteln Bids PHONE 66 Houre S a. m. to S p. m. M---D MERCER STUDIO , Sittings Made Day or Night KODAK FINISHING — Any size roll developed for 20 cts.; Prints 6 cents each. Prompt attention to mail orders. Copying and Enlarging Brunswick Bldg. Juneau P. O. Box 64 5 The Alaska Grill Olympia Oyster Cocktails STEAKS. CUTLETS AND CHOPS—SHORT ORDERS THE BEST APPOINTED PLACE • • • • IN TOWN • • • • ---. HAVE YOU SPRUCE FOR SALE? We aro In the market for 1-ln. 114-in., 114-in. and 2-in. No. 1 Shop Spruce, the same thicknesses in No. 2 Clear & Better Spruce, and as much 3-In. to 6-in. by 8-in. and over wide, 18 ft. to 40 ft. long. Clear Vertical Grain Spruce as you can get out. In replying please give specific details regarding stock you have on hand covering quanti ties of the different sizes and grades and whether it is dry or green. Can you furnish any Bevel Siding, Ceiling and Finish In No. 2 Clear & Better Spruce? Can you surface the Shop and Clear Spruce? Can you accept orders for specified thicknesses and grades? In naming your best price please quote delivered F. O. B. cars. Prlne.e Rupert #nd aboard vessel Seattle, Wash. We would like to have your price both ways. Patterson Lumber Co., White Bldg., Seattle, Wash. 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