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ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
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CIRCULATION GUARANTEED TO BE MORE THAN'
DOUBLE THAT OF ANY OTHER ALASKA
REPUDIATE THE UN-AMERICAN RUSSELL
Reports coino from tli?? out-of-the-way places of tin*
First Division, ami from Ketchikan, that K. C. Hns- i
sell, the Wickite candidate for Territorial Senator,
is flooding the First Division with a pamphlet which
charges William I'.ritt of pro-Certnanisin ami lack of
patriotism. It is the duty of the voters to put the
stamp of th> ir disapproval upon this sort of character
assassination by the defeat of the character assassin,
and to vindicate the patriotic American who has been
slandered by electing him. To countenance this sort
of a campaign would he to expos.; every good citizen
to the poisonous venom of the hateful, and imperil
all who stand in the way of unprincipled self-servers.]
It would mean that no man's reputation would he !
safe. It would specially jeopardize the good name of ,
every foreign-born American. It must not he tol
erated by those who are laying the foundation stones;
of a commonwealth in Alaska. Alaska must be kept j
above that sort of thing.
Mr. Russell knows that Mr. llritt is a patriotic
American, as do all the other citizens of Juneau who
know anything about the subject. To attack one's
patriotism for the purpose of winning an office is the
worst sort of un-Amcricanism?it is a direct assault
upon democracy, the corierstono of our Republic.
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lNsri/riNU tiik flag and mocking
Since the foregoing was writ ton, nows oomos from
Ketchikan that a circular letter, prominently dis
playing the American Hag ami sinned "Alaska De- i
feiiso Society," has heen distributed in the mails,
throughout the First Division, charging Mr. Itritt
witli being pro-tJerman and timing the voters to sup
port Mr. Russell, the Wiekite. Investigation dis
closes that there is no "Alaska Defense Society."
This use of the American flag and a patriotic
sounding name is clearly an attempt to induce the in
ference that people interested in war work are at
tacking Mr. Itritt for patriotic reasons. This is ab
solutely untrue. The patriotic people of Juneau rec
ognize Mr. Itritt's loyalty, patriotism, democracy
and Americanism as beyond reproach.
, The use of the Flag of the Fathers, the emblem of
our common country, and the attempted use of the
war feeling in the great struggle against the linns
and monarchy, the battle for democracy, as ambushes
from which to attack the character and destroy the
leputation of an American citizen, who has served his
people and his community faithfully and with honor,
is unpatriotic beyond expression and cowardly he
math contempt. They should make the red blood of
every patriotic American in the First Division boll
with righteous indignation.
It might he that the proofs have heen so con
cealed that responsibility for this dastardly offense
cannot he placed with the certainty necessary to per
mit the law to Jny the hand of Justice where it be
longs. but the patriotic men and women of the First
Division can resent the insult to the American flag and
the mockery of patriotism by defeating Mr. Russell.
Chancellor von Herding attributes (ho "deep dis
contonl," which ho admits "has seized wide clr
* cles ?f (ho population" In Germany, to the Buffer
ings and HarriheeB of the "terrible four yearB of
war." In HiIb he Ik disingenuous. Four years of
war have brotiKht the Gcnnnn people to a point
where they would naturally demand why the proin
? Iscs of victorious peace bo often held out to them
by their rulers are not being fulfilled.
What really hurts them, however, Is that they
? are finally waking up to the realization that vic
tory has eluded them. They feel themselves slip
ping and are beginning to show the yellow streak.
In vain does Herding cite the dark moments of the
past, such as the fnllure of the Verdun assault, the
Komnic battles and Hruslloff's offensive. On those
occasions (lermnny was able to turn from the scene
of momentary defeat to some field where a victory
was possible. Her armies still had ample reserves
and the Allies continued their policy of independent
action, thereby wasting much of their strength.
In the present dark hour there is no bright spot
on the German horizon. Kven Russia and Ru
mania. which are constantly cited as examples of
what German military prowess can accomplish, were
hollow victories, and are cold comfort at this time.
Russia was overcome by treachery and Rumania
was smother because Russia did not give the
promised help. The Itrest-I.itovsk and Rucharest
treaties are sources of weakness, rather than of
strength to Germany in the prevailing crisis, be
cause they reveal the same grasping, unscriipulous
disregard of plighted word that marked the inva
sion of Belgium.
There is no further use for trickery, for Ger
many's enemies now have her measure and cannot
be deceived by any of the arts she has heretofore
practiced. They are certain to look under every
German chip for the concealed bug. I.ike a desperate
crook at last brought to bay, she must fight it
out in the open, with the odds against her. The re
sult is not in doubt.
No wonder the German people are discontented.
If they know the real situation as everybody at
German headquarters knows it, they would be des
perate. And the news from Berlin would indicate
that they are learning.
WICKERSHAM NOT A REPUBLICAN.
Four years ago, when running for Delegate. Mr.
Wickcrshaui, then holding himself out to the people
as a "Progressive Democrat," said, "there is one
thing 1 am not, I am not a Republican." And for
many years he has been abusing the Republicans, yet
today he tells the members of that party that he is
1 on per cent. (I. O. I*. And if lie thought he could
get some support by saying lie was for I^-iiine and
Trotzky he would be shouting "Ix>ng Live the Reds!"
There is a rule in the old code of honor that a de
nial that, one had said a thing was equivalent to the
withdrawal of the statement. Wickersham says he
didn't say Delegate Sulzer was pro-German. Per
haps he wants us to believe that he withdraws the
statement?"takes it back," in modern parlance. But
then Wick will have to prove his claim to the appli
cant' nof tl?e code of honor.
Delegate Sulzer has two bills before Congress either
one of which would give Alaska control over the tlsli
eries?his full Territorial form of government bill
and his fisheries bill. With either bill through the
people could discuss the fisheries question with some
hope of getting results that would be satisfactory.
Peace is going to come?when the Huns lay down
their arms and cry enough, or when the victorious [
Allied fcrces take their arms away from them. It is
all up to them. And when it comes, the Beast of
Berlin will he where ho can harm no one.
In the meantime the Allies continue to whip the
Germans, to acquire prisoners and materials of war,
to iegain Flanders and French acres, and towns and
to ichase from worse than imprisonment French and
Secretary Baker has been re-elected chairman of
the Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Democratic Central
Committee. However, he is not working on the
job this year. , k^
1 hey cJn he reproached only for rushing ahead too
fast, says Marshal Foch of the United States troops.
Some cause for reproach!
Wick Not An Alaskan.
(CI! Alt I.KS A. DKKRY, in Cordova Times.)
According to tli?* accounts at hand, Jari'-s Wickor
shain, llcputdicaii candidate for Delegate, did not
make much of a hit in Fairbanks, his former home,
ourinit his recent visit to that city. The old-tinte fer
vor of the Alaskans' greeting for the once popular
James seemed to be entirely laek'ng, and arrivals from
the Interior say that his somewhat chilly reception
seemed to have had the effect el quenching the ardor
of the "friend of Alaska." While his spiecli there
was attended by a large gathering, there was none
of the lormer enthusiasm of those who delighted to
hear hi.n denounce the Cuggenheims, the Copper River
railroad and the "fish trust." While he indulged iiisj
well known hohby of "roasting" these institutions.1
still the old "kick" was lacking, lie was not at his
best. And there was good reason for this. Wicker- j
sham, in the event of his second defeat at the polls, I
lean no longer have any excuse for calling Alaska his!
home for political purposes, and his Interior trip
was somewhat in the nature of a farewell visit. He is
in tlie |H>sition of a man sacking n job in Alaska, and
should this job be refused him lie would perforc^ be
compelled to seek occupation elsewhere. James Wick
ersliain never lias been a resident of Alaska in the
true sense of the word. He came here as an ofllce
holders and he held oflice continuously until two
years ago since which time he has spent his days
outside the Territory. This probably is the reason
why on his cards which have beon so widely and
profusely distributed he calls himself "Alaska's
friend," much in the same manner that members of
the Seattle Chamber of Commerce pride themselves on
being friendly to Alaska. It is taken for granted that
a resident of Alaska Is "Alaska's friend." It is only
those whose residence Is elsewhere who find It neces
sary to designate themselves as such.
JamcR Wlckcrshain has outlived Ills usefulness to
Alaska ,and there is little doubt that the coming,
election will result in what will practically he an
invitation to him to make his homo where, his In
terests lie, which is not Alnska. This Territory
should be represented in the hallB of legislation by
a man whose home and Interests are here, and
whose residence within the Territory Is not contingent
upon the people electing him to offifllce. Such a man
Is Charles A. SuUer, who for many years prior to
his election to the Territorial Legislature was helping
to develop the resources of the Territory which has
been his home for so many years. Should ho be de
feated at the coming election, which sems unbeliev
able, he would return to his occupation In Alaska, not
to an oflice Outside. It Is such men as Sulr.er.
working for the upbuilding of this new country, who
know Its needs and nre better qualified to represent
the Interests of tho people than any peregrinating
officeholder, whose only interest in the Territory Is
and has been the holding of public office.
It 1h ? crime in (Jermnn eye? for the Allien to iih?
black nrmicR in the war. They should kill noncoin
hatants, send girls and women Into slavery, steal
and pillage wherever they go, and thus be truly civ
ilized.?( Philadelphia ledger.)
The news that the Crown Prince Ih to tnko a six
months' vacation will probably tickle the (lerman
Generals who have tho Job of conducting tho war.
? (Detroit Kroo Press.)
What has become of tho ohl-fanhloned Senator I .a
Kollette, who used to mouth and rant at President
Wilson and all his works.? (Anaconda Standard.)
During the war keep your mouth shut and your
pocketbook open.? (Kansas City Star.)
Fuller Biitk Says:
p |BU?t b? hard for hungry Hun*
* td ftv? up Hirai <tA th* urns mu?
Wat* food. ^ u
BITS OF BL-PLAY
By Luke Mafcuke
Copyright by (Aciajnti
Oh, That's Different
(Vanceburg (Ky.) Sun)
By an oversight, rush of business1
and being shorthandcd, part of ?hej
ad of Dr. Ginn's in the Kair Cate-j
logue reads "Easy Breeding Qualities"
when it should read "Easy Feeding
Qualities." Please note the correc
tion, it is important.
Is That Sol
An honest girl Is Mary Miff,
She said to her friend Grace,
"1 would be quite good-looking if
It wasn't for inv face. "
? (Luke McLuke.)
It doesn't make a bit of dif.
To our old friend Luke, hy Jim,
About the face of Mary Miff,
If she has a shapely limb.
? (H. B. Bartholemew.) i
Some girls are strong on etiquette!
and never display a toothpick. But '
if you go to Washington. I). C.. you I
can see a girl Pickett Heath.
We just simply nnst enthuse.
When we read the daily news;
Kvery day sees bJiiser nil!
Up against anoth/r spill, .
And each ln'ppy.AlmVttg avm.
Sees the Ilun ski/riks on the run.
Daily headlines cause us smiles:
"Yanks Drive Roches back 10 miles."
"French have captured eighty guns!"
"British take ft.oOO Iluns."
These glad tidings make us grin,
Wo will soon be in Berlin.
Things To Worry About
When a Hun cootie meets a Brit
ish cootie, the Hun cootie stands up
on his hind legs and hollers "Kain
Our Daily Special
When You Borrow Trouble There's
The Devil To Bay.
The Filthy Hun
Captain Til Huston tells Luke that
some of the Iluns captured by the
Americans haven't had a both since
the war began. One Hun when forc
ed to take a bath discovered his un
dershirt under four inches of dirt.
He had forgotten that the shirt
was there. The troublo with giving
one of those Kultured Kaiser whelps
a bar of soap is that they won't
wash themselves with the soap, they
Luke McLuke Say*
You can't fool all of the people all
of the time, and you can't please
some of the people all of the time.
No matter whether it becomes her
or not. every woman yields to tempta-|
tion and wears ping at least once in |
Where two or three are gathered
together at a Boosters' meeting on
this side of the street, the S. R. O.
sign is out at the Knockers' Meeting
across the street.
Gain any man's confidence and he
will slip you the information that he
is getting a shade the worst of It
from the L-mpire in the game of life.
And it isn't intellectual growth
that makes a man's hat too small
for his head when things are coming
Tips from Texas
Our idea of military necessity is
when a widower admits that he is
more than 45 years old.
About the best that can be said
of goldfish as pets is that they don't
have to be washed.
Another good way for a woman
to keep color, in her cheeks is to
crank her automobile every few min
One reason why girls are brave is
because, they do not hide in dug
outs when Cupid begins shooting.
Wfyat has become of the old-fash
ione<\ horseman who didn't mind be
ing bumped on the knee by the
jug hitched to the horn of his saddle?
This Is a free country In which
everybody Is allowed to take their
chonce between a jingling pocket
and a rattling automobile.
Another good way for the bride to
tell when the honeymoon is over Is
by Beelng how much Interest he
takes in the winter coal supply.
NEW SWISS REGULATION
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2C.?Regula
tions Intended to prevent German
owned firms with factories In Switz
erland from exporting their product
under the guise of Swiss goods after
the war, have been adopted by I
Swiss chambers of commerce in con
nection with the establishment of a
new national trademark for all Swiss
THE EMPIRE'S classifieds par
Keep Your Money At Work!
Interest on Liberty Bonds of the Third
Loan was due September 15th. Collect
yours and invest it in
The B. M. BEHRENDS BANK
"HEAP BIG TIME"
ON ALASKA DAY
They Hold Out-of-Door
Sports and Celebrate
Ending of the Can
(From Isabel Ambler Giiman)
The Klukwan Native.; celebrated
their homecoming from summer fish
ing streams and canneries this year
by a big Territorial birthday party
| which covered the better part of
It began with outdoor sports, a ball!
game between Klukwan and Kluktwo,
which ended in a score of 9 to 6 In I
favor of the homo team. Next came
a three-legged race won by Toni|
Johnson and Willie Lee; a potato
race won by Edward Donnelly, the
prize being a sack of Klukwan pota
toes; a girl's fifty-yard dash, won by J
Helen Lee; a boys' fifty-yard daeli,!
won by David llotch; and a hand
kerchief relay race, won by the
Klukwan team. Two thrilling games
| of basket ball were played, the first
between girls' team Nos. 1 and 2,
| 1 team winning; and the other be
tween boys' teams Nos. 1 and 2, in
which No. 2 carried off the honors.
The evening festivities started outi
with a p!e eating contest, a 12-pound'
cabbage grown in the school war
| garden being offered as a prize. It
was a tempting di^tflay of home-made
pastry that would have convinced
any judge in the land of the maker's
fitness for citizenship. The cabbage
went to Mrs. Harry Lee. The Kluk
.wan Hand, famous all over South
eastern Alaska, furnished patriotic
selections, and the dignified "braves"
who could not take part in the ath
letics of the afternoon, were among
Mr. Falconer dedicated a three-star
Service Flag to the Klukwan boys
who are among our fighters in the
world war. Mrs. Falconer explained
the work of the Red Cross, the Sal
vation Army, and the Young Men's
Christian Association in the war
/.ones. Miss Shep.ard spoke on Al
aska Day and why we celebrate it.
Mrs. Cary, principal of the Govern
ment school, discussed the aims of
the Rurcau for the coming year and1
the part assigned to Klukwan; and
Mr. Carr acted as Four-ininuto man
for the Fourth Liberty Rond drive.
After the usual singing of patriotic
songs, Mr. Rythford Shepard and
Miss Father Carr appeared as bride
groom and bride also, and the au
dience laughed itself hoarse witness
ing a mock wedding.
Refreshments and games filled in
the remainder of the evening, and
the Klukwanited' retired satisfied
and happy, and grateful to Leland
Carr who had advertised the Alas
kan birthday party by a big placard
on his automobile, a device which
had succeeded in drawing homeward
the scattered tribe, the majority who
had lingered in Haines being treated
to a free ride to Klukwan.
NEW ARMY SLANQ
18 QUITE IMPRE88IVE
CAMP KEARNEY, San Diego, Oct.
26.?Two new bits of army slang
have come into uso hero. The lat
est one is "rlchochot officer." A
"richochet officer" has nothing to do
with the artillery range, it was ex
plained, neithor does he attompt to
restrain glancing rifle bullets on the
small arms targot ranges. He mere
ly "rlchochets" from one Joy to an
other within the camp, "pinch hit
ting" wherever the need for officers
may exceed the supply, or serving
in such temporary organizations as
may exceed the supply, or serving
in such temporary organizations as
the casual company or recruit receiv
The other term is "Piston Pete"
and it is applied to any "hard-boiled
guy" who is unapproachable, bellig
erent, a martinet or unduly strict
with his men.
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Today's News Today?In Emalre.
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