ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
JOHN W. TROY, Editor and Manager,
Published by the EMPIRE PRINTING COMPANY
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
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
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
"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
With the Juvenile Bostonians.
Following is the cast for "The Loves
Thomas Clipton, a Yachtsman
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
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
Dream Kisses Leonore
Dance of the Wood Nymphs
If They Don't Stop Making Them So
Just a Wearin's For You
Shores of Italy Tony
I Love You Califo-nla
Sail On Silvery Moon
Irish Lullaby Clayton
Sweet Italian Love Tony
Old Maids' Ball Auntie
_... Hugh and Marie
Months and Months and Months !
Just a Little Girl I)lck
Light Up Your Face With a Smile
(By Request) Tacks
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
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.
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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.**
* PERSONAL MENTION *
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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
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
H. B. Guyot, Alaska representative
of Fischer Bros., returned from a bus
iness trip to Sitka on the Georgia this
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
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