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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
JOHN W. TROY, Editor and Manager, Published by the EMPIRE PRINTING COMPANY SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One year, by mall 110.00 Six months, by mall - 5.00 Per month, delivered ? 1.00 Entered as second-class matter November 7. 1912. at the postofllce at Ju neau. Alaska, under the Act of March 3. 1879. WICKERSHAM DESTROYS EXCUSE FOR "ALASKA FUND." NO ALASKAN has ever been able to justify the retention in the Alaska Organic Act of the special Federal tax on in dustry and commerce in this Territory provided for in the license or occupation taxing system, and its collection and| expenditure by the Federal government, except by the fact that! the Federal government has been expending the largest part of its proceeds on roads in the Territory and has been adding to it by direct appropriations from the National treasury. It is stated, and probably in truth, that Congress would not make these direct appropriations if it were not for the circumstance that the money is expended through a Department of the National government. Delegate Wickersham's opposition to the appropriations from the treasury for this work- because of his dislike for Col. Rich ardson. has done a great deal to destroy the force of that argu ment. Delegate Wickersham's hostility to these. appropria tions has. in the opinion of Col. Richardson, deprived Alaskans of the expenditure of hundreds of thousands of dollars on their roads, if the road commission could get larger appropriations, Juneau and Douglas could get a bridge, and Skagway a road to the summit of White Pass. It might be added that Delegate Wickersham has not op posed these appropriations because of any opposition to the con trol of the road system in Alaska by the Federal government, or to the levying, collection and expenditure of special taxes on the commerce, trade and industry of the Territory by it. Proof of this is furnished by the fact that his measure creating the Alaska Legislature specifically provides that the Legisla ture cannot interfere with the license tax law. It is purely a case of personal politics. WHY SUPPORT BUNNELL. The supporters of Charles E. Bunnell are asking for votes for him because he is a member of the party in control of the Nation, but that is not the only reason they urge for his election. They urge his election because, on the issues, he best represents the sentiment and asprations of the people of Alaska. He stands for the government of the Territory by those who live in it; he is opposed to the Pinchot policy of con servation: he stands for the development of the Territory along sane lines, the elimination of personal quarreling and factional strife. _ Mr. Bunnell is a candidate who is running on a platform that was prepared by a representative gathering of the people of Alaska. It contains provisions that have been inserted in practically every platform that has been written this year by representative conventions of Alaskans, but which were exclud ed from Delegate Wickersham's personally made platform, and are opposed by him. TELL THE TRUTH. THE SKAGWAY ALASKAN says: "Judge Wickersham is able to do something for Alaska, backed up as he is, by an hon est President and other progressive men in the Senate and House of Representatives by a most capable and honorable Sec retary of the Interior." And the Ketchikan Mail: "Mr. Wickersham, having been in Washington, in close consultation with President Wilson, has perfect confidence in the President." Why can't these Wickersham newspapers tell the truth? Judge Wickersham has never been in close consultation or any other kind of consultation with President Wilson in his life. He is not backed up by the President or the Secretary of the Interior at all. Delegate Wickersham has supported some?not by any means all?of the policies of the President and the Secretary of the Interior, and he took those second-hand after they had been fashioned and formed. That constitutes the whole foundation and structure for the absurd claims made by the Wickersham Press that he is the counsellor and advisor of the administra tion in Washington. The people are entitled to the truth, and newspapers that cannot tell it should remain silent. THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE RAILROAD BILL. ALASKA as a governmental problem was first called to the attention of Woodrow Wilson before his inauguration by Charles G. Heifner, a Seattle Democrat, who suggested a government built railroad and the opening of the coal lands among other things. Later President Wilson had the whole proposition investigated through the Secretary of the Interior. I At the suggestion of the latter a special representative of the President made a trip throughout Alaska. The Secretary and the special representative consulted with Gov. Strong more, prob ably, than with any other authority on the Territory. The con clusion arrived at was in favor of the government railroad. It became an administration policy, and as such its construction was ordered by a Democratic Congress. That Delegate Wickersham supported the bill strongly af ter the President and the Secretary of the Interior placed it on their program is true. That he had anything to do with their placing it in their program is not true. The President of the National Wholesale Druggists' Asso ciation says the added cost of proprietary medicines due to a war tax will have to be borne by the consumer. The statement can hardly be classed as news. How quiet it is in New York this year during the world championship series! BOSTONIANS SCORE THIRD SUCCESS "Baron Humbug," aa presented by the Juvenile Bostonlans at the Or pheum Theatre last night made a de cided hit. Like all or nearly all mu sical comedies the plot was very at tenuated, yet the action was full of life and the comedy vein abundantly rich. The musical numbers were bet ter than those of the previous play lets and nil wore warmly received. Miss Thorn Hellcn, as Odon, tho miss ing Baron Moonkatz, and Miss Ina Mitchell, as Sylvia, the Hungarian girl were charming as usual. Patsy Hen ry. as Gen. Dowshefee, and Halcylon Clark, as a tourist, were certainly en tortainlng. Doris Conflold, as Mrs. Steele Madison Wheat, displayed great character acting. Dixie White, as Wll -lie Wopps, tho smuggler, was given the real comedy part and sho cer tainly made a hit. The theatre was packed to the doors. The favorite musical numbers were "On the Old Fall River Line" by Dlx lo White; "If There Weren't Any Wo men in the World." by Patsle Honry; "Sylvia." by lna Mitchell; "Ho, for tho Life of a Gypsie," by Thom Helen, "This Is the Life," by Halcyon Clark; "He's On the Boat," by Doris Can field; "You Made Mo Love You," by Tbom Helen and Ina Mitchell. This afternoon by special request a matinee performance was given, tho company presenting the "Rose of Blan deon," which made quite a hit In Ju neau two years ago. Tonight the "Loves of Lenore" will be presented, and Sunday night, the last cf the season, "My Tango Maid" will je put on for tho first time in Juneau. I -J INA MITCHELL. With the Juvenile Bostonians. Following is the cast for "The Loves of Lenore:" Thomas Clipton, a Yachtsman Patslo Henry Dick Cnrnsten Billie O'Neill Harry Clayton Thom Helen Hugh Perkins Alice O'Neill Tony Sylvester Halcyon Clark Aunt Marv Lottie Clark Blanche Madge Jordan Marie Doris Canfield Leonare St. Clairo Ina Mitchell Tacks Dixie White Synopsis. ACT I.?St. Clarie's Place. California ACT II.?On Board Yacht Leonore. MUSICAL NUMBERS?ACT I. Opening Chorus Ensemble Sympathy Clayton and Leonore Wille Had a Motor Boat Clayton Dream Kisses Leonore Dance of the Wood Nymphs Ballet If They Don't Stop Making Them So Beautiful Tacks Just a Wearin's For You Marie ? Shores of Italy Tony I Love You Califo-nla Clayton Finale Company ACT JI. Sail On Silvery Moon Quartette Irish Lullaby Clayton Sweet Italian Love Tony Old Maids' Ball Auntie Croony Melody _... Hugh and Marie Months and Months and Months ! Clayton Just a Little Girl I)lck Light Up Your Face With a Smile (By Request) Tacks Finale Company CITY OF SEATTLE ARRIVES FROM SOUTH The City of Seattle arrived from the South last night with a heavy cargo of freight and the following passen gers: A. Van Mavern, L. M. McDoug las, S. C. Hoover, J. H. Crowe, W. P. Hobson, T. C. Hobson, T. M. Dunn, W. D. Farrell, Dan Wharton; for Doug las?Mrs. J. Zimmerman, Chester Zim merman. The vessel was laid up for twelvo hours on account of heavy fogs near Prince Rupert, but otherwise the voy age wns pleasant all the way up. ROBERT BELL GOES HOME. ? ? ? Robert Bell, head of tho Puget Sound and Astoria cannery at Excur sion Inlet, left for home with the can nery tender Mercury thai morning. GEDDES WITH RAYMONDS. Councilman William E. Geddes has taken a permanent position with the H. J. Raymond Co. A complete line of art linens and embroidery materials just in at Mrs. Sherman's Millinery, 131 Front St. ??? A large shipment of ladies' shoes just reeclved by B. M. Behrerds Co.** -i ?> + * PERSONAL MENTION * + ?> ?j? ?j* ?% ?j? ?j? ?*? ?j? ?j? ?j? ?ji 4* 4** *!'? * 4* H. C. Chadwlck, well known com mercial man, returned from a business trip to the Westward on a recent boat and is registered at the Occiden tal. i A. Van Mavern, Alaska representa tive for the West Coast Grocery com pany, returned from Ketchikan on the City of Seattlo. , R. C. Miller, well known'traveling man, returned from Sitka on the Geor gia this morning and is staying at the Occidental. H. B. Guyot, Alaska representative of Fischer Bros., returned from a bus iness trip to Sitka on the Georgia this morning. H. B. Farwell and Mrs. Farwell who have been visiting In Sitka arrived on the Georgia and are staying at the Ho tel Cain until the arrival of the Mari posa from the Westward. Father J. H. Turnell of Skagway passed through Juneau aboard the Dolphin this morning enroute to Se attle. FURNISHED for Housekeeping.? 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