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Application has been made to the
posDUlce department for the entry of
this newspaper as second class mat
One Year, by mail $10.00
Six Months, by mail 5.00
Per Month, delivered 1.00
Many people elsewhere In Alaska
and in the States, we are told, are
looking toward Juneau, and South
eastern Alaska as u likely Held for
investment and business opportuni
ties. It has gone abroad that this
particular section is on the brink of
strikiug and material development.
It is. Hut just now. the opportunities
are well tilled, end there is no de
mand for additional labor.
Next spring, however, there prom
ises to be a probable large increase
of population, consequent upon an
additional demand for labor.
We would not ordinarily discour
age any Able-bodied man from seek
ing to better his condition. We be
lieve that Alaska, is taking it alto
gether. quite the best country that
we know of for the poor man or the
man with capital to invest in legit
imate business enterprise. But there
is said to be a timesand season for
all things and the winter season is
not the time for the stranger and the
pilgrim to come to the territory. But
many do nevertheless, and a seasoned
Alaskan thinks little of traveling at
any season of the year.
A great many newspapers and oth
er periodicals of this country are busy
preaching good times and coming
prosperity. New York papers have
been telling how. during the late
summer and the early fall, there
came to New York so many buyers
of goods that the hotels were crowd
ed. One big hotel, which a year be
fore had closed up for those months
two of Its floors, this year turned
people away. To fill all the hotels of
New York requires something akin
to general migration from every part
of the country.
.Manufacturers and wholesalers
have been rushed with orders for im
mediate delivery; goods of high
grade have been demanded; some
buyers bought 60 per cent, more this
year than they did last.
It is also alleged that in the city
of New York during the month of j
September, there was no able-bodied '
man of the five million inhabitants
willing to work., who could not have
obtained employment for at '.east
$1.G0 a day. There were calls from
all parts of the United States for
help. The grain had practically all
been harvested, but the farmers were
still in need of help. The railroads
and factories sounded the same cry.
Exports and imports have both ex
ceeded all previous records, and
ocean-carrying rates are higher than
they have been for many years.
And all this time we were in the
midst of a presidential election. And
the outlook, even then, was that a
Democrat would be elected, but the
time has passed when the politicians
were able to scare business and para
lyze trade. The earth has yielded
bountifully, there has been resump
tion of industry, and there is confi
dence for the future.
"There Is absolutely nothing for
the honest and enlightened business
men of the country to fear from a
Democratic administration." said
{'resident - Elect Wilson yesterday.
There have been doubting Thomases
ever since the days of the Apostles.
And probably long before, and there
are many of them in the United
States. They are afraid, of change,
of progress. They want things let
alone. We believe that Governor
Wilson is a master of action. We
know that he is a master of expres
sion and it may be a matter of some
wonder why people do not under
stand him. Touching the tariff he
"What we propose is a very practi
cal thing indeed. We propose to un
earth these special privileges and
cut them out of the tariff. Our tariff
schedules do not constitute a system
of well-considered protection. On the
contrary, they embody innumerable
cunningly devised and carefully con
cealed favors, and groups of capital
ists have taken advantage of these
favors to build up monoply in a way
that is dangerous to every new en
There is nothing ambiguous about
such statements. The tariff-protected
interests know full well the meaning.
Speaking of the Trusts, he said:
"If I become President, I will do
everything in my power to destroy !
mcnopoly. I will never consent to its
adoption und mere regulation. ? ? ?
W'c are not going to put the car of
Juggernaut in jail. We are going to
put the driver in jail. Nobody pro
poses to take these trusts and squeeze
the water out of them. All that any
body proposes is to put them on their
.nettle and teli them that if they can
carry that water in a free and com
petitive market they are welcome to
carry it. Nobody wants to go on a
long journey carrying a tank."
Judging by these utterances we be
lieve that President-Elect Wilson
will do what he says he will do. No
more, no less.
Congressman Nicholas I-ongsworth,
of Cincinnati, chiefly known to fame,
as the son-in-law of Colonel Roose
velt. seems to be among the slain.
And yet Congressman Lougworth
akin to the great leader of the Bull
Moose party, was not himself a Bull
Moose. As a matter of fact he was
in a delicate position during the cam
paign. By birth, breeding and edu
cation he was a Republican, and
when his father-in-law started out to
disrupt that party and form one of
his own Nicholas was left "up in the
air." Suspected by the Republicans I
ind disavowed by the Progressives,
ho had to make his own fight. He
made it und has lost. But as he is a
rich man he can get along without
the salary. He can no longer shine
as a CongiesMonal solon, however,
and probably his successor will
make a better representative.
I We are inclined to agree with the
[statement of .Mr. W. M. Bayless,
member of the National Committee
for Alaska, made to the New York
World, and published in these columns
yesterday, concerning the future of
the Republican party. It is true
that it is in point of strength, if not
age. the third party. It has suffered
a severe rebuke at the polls, due not
so much to the policies or weakness
of President Taft, but to the bourbon
stiff-neckedness of its political lead
ers?the men who dominated its pol
icies, who built up machines forf
their own profit or emolument and
catered to those Interests which have
been clearly shown to be inimical to
the interests of the great mass of
the people of this country. These
men are living embodiments of the
bourbon spirit?they never forget,
and they never learn. They have
never been able to understand the
spirit of progress and the changed
social, economic and industrial con
ditions that have arisen during the
past ten years.
Added to all this was the defec
tion of Roosevelt, and his organiza
tion of the Progressive party. A life
long Republican, a most peculiar fig
| are in the political history of the
country, headstrong, rash even to
recklesness, yet possessing those
traits which attract men and bind
them "close as links of steel," ambi
tious as a Caesar, indefatigable to
a wonderful degree, he carried a
great part of the Republican party
with him. And many of those who
refuse<J to forsake their party and
follow the self-constituted leader and
embark with him on an untried po
litical sea. voted the Democratic tick
et?to chastise him who had rent
their party.
No doubt many of these will re
turn, and the now shattered and dis
ordered forces will be reorganized
and again present something ap
proaching unity.
This may be, we say. It Is a his
toric party. But as we have pointed
out it leaders refused to learn. They
had drunk of the springs of power
too long and they liked it. The par
ty's chance to live lies in its ability
to learn. And it has been taught
a severe lesson?a lesson such as
has never heretofore been heard of in
the history of American politics,
As for the future of the Progres
sive party, that, too, is a problem
which time must and will solve. Per
haps its future will depend upon the
course the Democrats shall pursue
during the next four years. Perhaps
it may fall, but this is doubtful as
long as it has a leader like Colonel
"You ought to walk Ave miles a
day," the learned physician said;
"you're bigger than a load of hay, and
you will soon be dead, unless you
take more exercise, so go and hit
the road, and try to lose,
dad burn your eyes, that alder
manic load." 1 walked Ave miles,
and now I lie upon a couch of pain;
my tendons all are pulled awry, and
I am one big sprain; there is a spavin
on my knee, a ringbone on my shin:
when 1 And that doctor he will have
his head caved in. "Oh, sleep out
doors and get fresh air!" another doc
tor cried; "why do your sleeping in
this lair, with swarms of germs in
side? The air that heaven sends to
men inhale, and breath your All, and
when you're well and strong again,
I'll send you In my bill." 1 slept last
night upon the roof and when I wok?
just now, I found somo Icebergs on
my hoof, and more upon my brow.
And 1 am all bunged up and cold, I
cannot sing a note; and all the qui
nine I can hold I'm pouring down
my throat. One longing rankles In
my dome, I have one great desire,
which is to seek that doctor's home,
and set the same aflre. So after this
when I have Ills that make me groan
and rant, I'll take the good old-fash
ioned pills that cured my uncle's
1111 1 i i i"i i ? i i \
i 11111 I 'M i M i l l i iT
The electoral vote in the recent
presidential election Invites a compar
ison with the votes of former years.
In 1908 William H. Taft received
321 votes in the electoral college and
William J. Bryan 162. In 1904, Par
ker, Democrat, received 140 votes
and Roosevelt 336. The vote in 1900:
McKiKnley was: 292 votes and
Bryan 155. In 1896 the vote was Mc
Kinley 271 and Bryan 176. In 1N92
Cleveland got 277 voteB, Harrison 145
and Weaver, Populist, 22.
? ? ?
The prophets of disaster will shake
their heads when they read the words
oi commendation made by the Brit
ish and German press as to the e.ec
tion of Governor Wilson.
? ? ?
Eugene V. Debs, who has acquired
the habit of running for president of
tho United States on the Socialist
ticket says that the Democrats will
make a complete failure of their ad
ministration. It will bo a failure if
he can make it so, without doubt.
But why anticipate Gene? Give the
D? Democrats a chance.
? * ?
China is to have a now alphabet
and the old system of writing, which
"required the student to mcmorizo no
fewer than 8,000 Ideograms, is to be
abolished. Nowonder China was so
long in waking up.
The first line of a recent poem be
gins: "In the night 1 awake when the
moon Is dead." Many people neve:
awake until the sun Is very much
alive. And there's more truth than
poetry in that.
? * ?
The Turks are now howling like
lervishos for the Kuropean power.*
to step in and save rhem from 'heir
foes. Turkey will be saved, but (t
has been already well basted.
? ? ?
President Taft has set Thursday,
November 28, as the day of national
thanksgiving. After all, in this life,
there's much to be thankful for, and
the president is no doubt thankful be
cause its all over.
* ? ?
The available forces of Turkey are
placed by military authorities at from
420,000 to 720,000 men. Bulgaria has
235,000 to 350,000; Servla about 175,
000; Greece 50,000 and Montenegro
40,000. And what is more to the
point it would seem as If one sol
dier of the allied forces Is equal to
several Turks, if one may judge
from what they have done already to
the Moslems.
? ? ?
The Colonel declares that ho still
stands at Armageddon and battles,
etc., etc.
* ? ?
If the Democrats are not doing it
themselves there seems to bo a-plenty
of others who are determined to help
them to the "funeral cooked meats."
? ? ?
The feeling against America which
exists in some parts of the civilized
world, says the Now York Sun, is
explained oy the report of the De
partment of Labor which shows that
we supply the world with phono
? ? ?
Elwood Bruner, of Nome, who will
be a member of the territorial Senate
from the Second division is a stal
wart Republican and a lawyer by pro
fession. He served for a number of
terms in the California legislature,
previous to going to Nome in 1902.
Conrad Freeding, the other Senator,
| is a Democrat, and a Nome mer
chant. Thos. W. Gaffney, member
elect of the House, is a Democrat and
a working miner. O. D. Jones is also
a miner. He is a straight Republican.
J. C. Kennedy is a Candle Creek min
ing operator, and a Republican. Ed
ward Grimm was formerly principal
of the Nome high school, but for sev
eral years past has been engaged in
? ? ?
According to the election returns
Katalla, poor, rejected Katalla,?
though it has abundance of coal and
oil?the place where once upon a
time the "sails met the rails," is to
have a member of the territorial
House. He is Robert D. Gray, a
pioneer of that section, who will make
an excellent representative. Katalla
is to be congratulated upon his choice,
and so are the people of Alaska.
According to the election returns
received yesterduy, Michigan. Oregon
and Arizona have adopted woman suf
frage, as well as Kansas. There are
now ten states fn which women havol
the vote.
* * 9
Might as well try to sweep the In
coming tide back with a broom as to
stay the march of the women to
wards the ballot box In all the states. 1
What's the use of knocking?
? ? ?
There Is no need to tell a man in
plain, blunt English to go to that
other place, suid to to be superheated,
or which In times gono by was sup
posed to be In the torrid zono. It
doesn't sound nice. Its not euphemis
tic so to write. Senator John Sharp
Williams simplifies it this way:
"When I asked my girl to marry me,
she said, 'go to father,'
She know that I know that her fa
ther was dead:
She knew that I know tho life he
had led;
She knew that I knew what she meant
when she said, 'go to father.'"
KOKOMO, Ind.?I>aura J. Melton has
sued Keystone Iawlge No. 40. Grand
Lodge of Free and Accepted Colored
Masons of Indiana, alleging tlmt hei
husband was guaranteed certain ben
efits when he became a member of
the lodge, including funeral and
death benefit of $50. Her husband
died two years ago and she asks
judgment for the amount of the ben
efit and damages in the sum of $150.
"I don't see much of your sister
these days."
"No; she neither swims nor wears
low-necked gowns."?Houston Post.
Sco this firm for all kinds of dray
lug and hauling. Wo guarantoo sat
iBfuctlon and reasonable prices. Coal
delivered promptly. Fommer & Hit
ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor
ner. Phono 314. Residence phones
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