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THE ALASKA CITIZEN'
PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY
J H. CASKEY Owner
CITIZEN BLOCK. FAIRBANKS.
Knie; ed as Secon-l ('lass matter, Ma> II, 19T , tit the
post office at Fairbanks, Alaska, under the Ait ol
March 3, 1879 __
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I* H 0 N E 2 6 2___
USE LOCAL SUPPLIES.
Herbert Hoover, the national food con
troller, >av.i “L sc local supplies. Patronize
your own producer. Distance means money.
There has always been an abundance ot
reasons why one should "patronize home in
du'trv." Mr. Hoover, however, has adde i
ti e greatest of all-patriotism to the nation.
It has been preached that "when one
spends a dollar at home, he stands a chance
to get another shot at that dollar, but when
h_ sends it abroad, it is gone. Everybody
Commends this idea, but when most ol us
e;c save a nickel out of a dollar by sending
it abroad, we do so. 1 he result is that thou
'tr .!• upon thousand.-* of dollars are sent
out of eve; v community for articles which
are manufactured or could be manufactured
in P e home town.
At present transportation lines Outside
are ougested. Nothing like it has ever been
nown and doubtless never will be again.
1 the east, passenger service has already
been curtailed to make way for the freight,
ui: this svstcm will shortly be extended to
■_iie Pacific coast. Cars are being Laded as
never beiore.
Every person who purchases and uses
something that is grown or manufactured
at home in lieu of something which he has
1 'eii in the habit of getting from a distance
is performing a j atriotic act which will at
the same time redound to his own advantage.
The article may be no larger than a cake
of soap, but in the aggregate such purchases
amount to trainloads.
HONORING THE El.AG.
Does it seem a great hardship to you to
stand when the orchestra plays -'lhe Star
Spangled Banner:" Do you pull yourself
out ol your seat with a bored expression
and with the feeling that it is an imposition
for somebody—you don’t know who—to ex
pect you to get up?
Well, if that’s the way you feel about
it, you might better keep your seat. Evi
dently Old Glory doesn't mean much to you.
You never made any sacrifices for it, you
never bought any Liberty Bonds, you never
put up any money for the Red Cross, you
are not very much interested in the millions
of men leaving their homes to go to the
trenches in France. Why should you get up
if the Flag and all that it represents doesn’t
stir your blood and make you feel that it is
a high privilege to live beneath its protect
ing folds?
Next time the band or orchestra plays
“The Star Spangled Banner,” keep your seat.
Let everybody know how you feel about it.
But some day something may come your
way that will make you appreciate what “The
Star Spangled Banner" stands for. If the en
emy were to invade the United States and if
they were coming pretty close to your home
mid you suddenly saw Old Glory in the dis
tance carried by our boys in kahki, you would
shout with wild delight because you knew
t! boys behind the Flag would give their
lives to save you.
And maybe some day you will realize
...at those you love best rest in peace and
security because the Stars and Stripes float
over them.
WHAT IS TREASON?
A correspondent wants to know whether
k is treason to “talk against the United
States.” He says that in an argument it was
claimed that treason consisted of making war
against this country. He should read the
constitution and learn at first hand what
treason is, but since he has not done so, we
gladly give him the information.
Section three of article three of the con
stitution says: “Treason against the United
States shall consist only in levying war
against them or in adhering to their ene
mies, giving them aid and comfort.” The
language seems plain enough.
Everyone understands what levying war
means. It is making war or engaging in
war, or taking such action as is a part of
war, such as preparations for war. “Adher
ing to the enemy” denotes a mental attitude.
One adheres to the church by believing in the
church and identifying himself with the
church membership. If one believes in Ger
many at this time, by way of illustration, and
associates with those who believe in Ger
many, and takes part in contentions favoring
Germany, he is certainly guilty of treason
I
to the United States, because he adheres to
an enenn of the United States.
Talking or writing in favor of the ene
mi or saying that which encourages the ene
my, certainly conies under the definition of
treason. It is giving aid and comlort to
the enenn to defend it in controversy, for
it tends to strengthen faith in the enemy's
cause.
LIBKRTY BONDS.
Kvery holder ol a Liberty Bond and
every prospective purchaser of the next issue,
of a Liberty Loan bond helps the government
oi the United States, helps the citizens of
ithe United States and helps the purchaser as
a citizen as well as being at the same time
a splendid private investment.
Moreover, every purchaser of a Liberty
Loan bond helps humanity itself. One can
not serve his country or serve his fellow
citizens without serving himself and family
and posterity. The purchase of a Liberty
Bond is to make the world safe lor democ
racy, and every purchaser of a bond does
something to that end by which not only the
t resent but the future generations are bene
f i ted.
The large number of subscribers to the
last loan—lour million-—and the large amount
oversubscribed-—over three billon dollars—
was a splendid demonstration of the worth
of a good name. For generations the United
States government bond has been a synonym
for absolute security because the honor of
the country is behind it. “As good as a gov
ernment bond" was as common a term as
“Good as gold," in speaking of securities or
investments.
The United States has reaped its reward
from its own people for never having de
faulted on an obligation. “Our sacred honor”
is no idle phrase in the United States. The
traditions of national honor began in Wash
ington’s time when in his first inaugural ad
dress he said: “The foundation of our na
tional defense will be laid in the pure and
immutable principles of morality,” and it has
been preserved through all our history.
The honor of the United States is back
n the Liberty Bonds, and all the world knows
that they are absolutely safe.
THINK OF IT.
It is a well known tact that foreigners
m this country are subject to all our laws
excepting conscription. Of course, an un
naturalized person could volunteer and serve
the country in time of war. However, it has
oeen discovered in the eastern states that very
lew of the friendly foreigners have thus far
shown a disposition to take up arms. On the
contrary, they have taken advantage of their
position to claim exemption.
Recently congress took the matter up and
discovered that nearly every country had made
a treaty with our government exempting their
citizens from military duty. Now that men
are needed, these treaties are in the way.
These treaties impose at the time both a
limitation on the power of our laws and a
glaring unfairness, in that they give an un
naturalized person living in the United States
an advantage over a citizen. Such persons
can claim exemption from military duty, en
joy all our generosity and protection of our
laws, while a citizen leaves his position to
light in order to make this country safe for
those who are patriotic enough to become
citizens.
It would seem that foreigners of Euro
pean nations, whose countries would be swal
! lowed up in a short time by Germany should
she care to undertake the job, would be the
first to volunteer to fight, because only with
the downfall of Germany can their country
be safe. But they do not, apparently, ac
cording to reports from the east.
To remedy this, congress proposes to
pass a law making every man in the coun
try do his share. Under that law, every for
eigner will have to offer himself for mili
tary service or leave the country.
WHERE THE MONEY GOES.
Subscribers to the last $2,000,000,000 is
sue of Liberty bonds and intended subscrib
ers to the coming $3,000,000,000 bond issue
are interested in knowing just how the money
obtained is used. A large amount of money
is necessary to maintain the navy which has
been called upon to defend our coast and
our commerce from attack. To put the navy
on a war basis, every ship in reserve had to
be fully manned and commissioned. Many
auxiliary vessels also had to be added.
Contracts have been placed for every de
stroyer and submarine chaser that the ship
yards of the country can build, and new
records are being made in the construction.
All this is in addition to the 32,000-ton bat
tleships; the five battle cruisers of 35,000
tons each, the largest and swiftest war ves
sels ever built, six scout cruisers and many
auxiliary craft for which we have made the
contracts. These will be built as early as
possible, but the right-of-way in construction
is being given to the destroyers and small
craft.
Since the day war was declared, the
navy has patrolled our own coasts. For coast
[defenses, scores of vessels have been secured
—yachts, fishing vessls, fast motor boats and
other minor craft, and others are being add
ed to thia force as rapidly as possible.
The government has sent to France an
expeditionary force of many thousands of
soldiers as well as a contingent of aviators,
engineers and other artisans. All of which
requires a big outlay of money, and we have
barely made a atari in the matter of war
expenditures.
DUTY TO OUR DEFENDERS
The plan for furnishing our soldiers and
sailors lile and indemnity insurance and al
lowances to dependent families, embodied in
a bill now pending in congress, seems to meet
with the cordial appreciation of the people
and the press of the country. Some ex
tracts from editorials in various papers fol
low :
ihe Philadelphia Ledger: “‘When we
draft the wage earner,’ says Secretary Mc
Adoo, ‘We call not only him but his entire
family to the flag.’ This is the fundamental
argument for the war insurance bill now be
fore congress. It is the absence of any pro
vision for those left behind which leads so
many who woufti gladly give themselves to
their country to ask exemption.
“When military service is obligatory,
other things are obligatory, too. ‘The na
tional conscience,” as the secretary puts it,
‘will not permit America’s soldiers and their
dependents to go unprovided with everything
that a just, generous and noble people can
do to compensate them for the suffering and
the sacrifices exacted from them. That has
never been the American way.’ The aim of
the war insurance bill is to do justice to the
soldiers without doing injustice to the tax
payers.”
.Under the title that heads this editorial
the New York Times says: “Not a dollar of
the billions given to the deserving is regret
ted. If the proposed plan shall secure that
only the deserving shall be carried upon the
country’s resources, even billions would be
paid and leave the debt still unpaid. There
can be no real money indemnity for death
or disability. The feeling of duty done and
appreciated by countrymen is all that can be
offered against such suffering.”
The New York World calls army insur
ance “A square deal for the fighting men”
and comments: “What the chief industrial
states are doing in insurance and compensa
tion to workers in peace, the federal govern
ment now proposes to do with its fighting
men in war. No one could know what the
old pension system would cost as applied to
this war. Under this plan the cost will be
known as we go along. Even-handed justice
will be assured. Political and personal favor
will go for nothing. There should be no
doubt of its adoption.”
GERMAN COLONIES.
Commenting on the plea that Germany
“Must retain her African colonies and some
[sphere of influence in Asia,” in order to pro
vide relief for her overwhelming population,
the New York Times gives the following in
teresting and little known facts:
Germany’s African colonies now in the
hands of her enemies, aggregate about one
million square miles and include some of the
best lands on the continent. To what extent
they were utilized before the war to drain
off the overflow of the German empire and
provide opportunity for enterprising Teuton
pioneers?
Well, in the five years 1907-1911 in
clusive, the total emigration from Germany
to Africa amountd to 130 people.
Xnd how many Germans have overflowed j
into the Teuton sphere of influence in Asia
during those five years? Exactly one. In the
same period more than 110,000 Germans came
to the United States.
The year before the war began there
were altogether in the German colonies
throughout the world only 24,000 whites, and
they were nearly all soldiers and office holders.
The German government may have its
own ideas about the desirability of colonial
expansion, but the German nation has sedu
lously refrained from expanding into the space
provided for it. While the kaiser and his
empire builders were seeking their much-ad
vertised “place in the sun” in Africa and
Asia and the islands of the sea, their people
were finding it in America.
SOARING prices of silver makes us think that W.
J. 15., whose 16 to 1 still clings to the memory, may
come out for 50-50.
SOME JITNEY JINGLES
Bn c. r
THE CITIZEN’S The doggoned shop it
BIRTHDAY. seems to hum a song of
happiness, by gum, the
lino has a gladsome note, emitting from its
molten throat, and seems to say “Hooray,
hooray, this is a most auspicious day!” It al
ways picks big words like this, and really it
is not amiss, because it lives on highbrow
junk, though Roughnecks sometimes call it
“bunk.”
The press doth sing a song of glee—it’s
name is Optimus, you see—but still tonight
it seems that it has more than just a little
bit of gladness in its crooning song. It seems
to say the whole night long: “This is the
'lay 1 celebrate; I'm glad I’m here, this life
i- great!"
Idle office towel also feels the spirit, and
it rings forth peals ot gladness when its
roller squeaks as Kd the foreman goes and
I seeks to wipe the grime from off his mitts
to give the midnight sandwich fits. And in
the sanctum where I sit and try upon a rhyme
to hit, the spirit seems to fill the place, each
worker has a smiling face, and in their voice
a note of cheer as they begin another vear.
For just a year ago today, the boss came
on the scene to say: “We’ll start a daily on
the spot.” The boys jumped in and made
er hot, and ere the blush of autumn morn,
The Daily Citizen was born. And month by
month she’s growed and growed, and as she
starts upon the road to other and succeeding
years, we wish her luck and give three cheers
HARRY BROlt’N, The wisest Gink in this
MOl l/'./'AW here town is tat and
sassy Harry Brown,
who sells cigars and cigarettes and reads up
dope on movie pets and every night, year
in and out, to Thorne’s this Geezer maps his
route and feasts his eye on fillum folks, like
Chaplin, Hart and other blokes. And if you
ever want to know where all the movie act
ors go when they would seek the place called
home-—ask Brown, he’s got it in his dome,
and all the other lines of fact on those who
in the movies act.
W hen he would seek a happy hour, he
seeks his own secluded bower and reads the
dope on feature reels—he’d rather go with
out his meals than miss a chance the dope to j
glean upon the “Perils of Pauline.”
And thus by reading film reviews, he
always has the latest news on pictures either
good or bad. He knows which ones are sweet
and sad and knows which ones are full of
fun, which features had the longest run, in
Podunk or in Kankakee, and that explains,
’twixt you and me, why often in a silent crowd
his laugh will echo long and loud, and no one
else, by heck, can see, why he should bubble
out in glee—the reason—here he gets the
gaff—his film dope tells him when to laugh.
SALUTE The bugle blast has
THE T'LAG. thrilled the land, our
chief has called the
roll, ten million sons have writ their names
on Freedom’s honored scroll. This valiant
host has answered “Here” and ready for the
fray, as it proudly marches to the drums all
o’er the land today. With freedom as its
watchword—for home its battle cry. Salute
the tlag and cheer the boys as they go march
ing by.
The gallant lads from Yankee land and
dear old Dixie, too, with sturdy friends from
out the west, united, staunch and true; all
rally ’round our Flag today to sail across the
seai to battle for the rights of man that na
tions may be free. To light the torch of
liberty, to conquer or to die—salute the Flag
and cheer the boys as they go marching by.
With patriot blood of sainted sires, that
noble* fearless band, who bravely fought at
Lexington, and died for freedom’s land at
Bunker Hill and Brandywine, at Monmouth
and Yorktown, they proved their right 'gainst
tyrant’s might and shot his banner down.
And once again their sons go forth a despot
to defy. Salute the Flag and cheer the boys
as they go marching by.
They’re going to fight a vandal foe, who
in his ruthless might, has dared our Flag
on land and sea, and challenged Freedom’s
right. A slimy serpent of the deep, a vam
pire of the air, who spared not babes, nor
sacred shrines in vengeance and despair. Who
reeks with blood of innocents that cry to Him
on high. Salute the Flag and cheer the boys
as they go marching by.
A PLEASANT Oh yesterday I took a
VISIT. stroll; the day was
grand, I had no goal,
and not a cloudlet flecked the sky. I came
unto a building high and out a pleasant fellow
ran and said “Aren’t you the Jingle Man?”
I said I was and then said he: “I’d like to
have you come and see the way in which
good beer is brewed.” “I said "Ya betcha—
why be rude?—and followed Weber, that’s
his name, to learn about the brewing game.
He pointed out some burnished vats.
“Now listen closely, Jingle, that’s where we
put in the bubbling cheer—and here we stop
and take a beer.” He showed me where the
malt is brewed and where the hops are cooked
and stewed, and then he said “Just pause
right here, until we have a glass of beer.”
He took me up ten flights of stair and
showed me all the works up there and said
“This is the lager here—it’s time to have an
other beer.” And then he led me to and
fro and every place that we did go, he said
“Just pause a moment here—until we have
another beer.”
We went, at length, beneath the ground,
where great big casks stood all around, each
packed with great big cakes of ice. I said
“This place is pretty nice. I do not mind
the cold a bit; in fact, I think that I could
sit on guard here thirty hours a day and
somehow while the time away.”
And then he made me feel right blue;
he said "Not till a month or two, will this
be aged enough to drink.” I lingered longer
—I don’t think!
LATE NEWS IN
SPORT CIRCLES
(Associated Press Correspondence
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. Ill
unique "marathon" is to be run i
New Year's day. IMS, from Hi) •
Ion tbe Island of Hawaii, direct!)
| to the rim of the active volcano
Kilauea Ten nationalities are to
participate. Relay teams of runners
j of the Hawaiian Islands and the
United States mainland will oppose
j each other.
The course is thirty two miles in
length The roadway over which
the runners will pass is borderer!
successively by sugar cane fields,
forests of koa and ohia, and giant
ferns, finally crossing a stretch of
: old lava
The start is to be made from the
waters of the Pacific in the Bay
of Hilo, the runners ascending the
mountain road to nearly 5,000 feet
above sea level, where the race i~
to end
Dick Hoeniseh, Olympic club ath
lete and crack middle distance run
ner of the Pacific coast, announced
recently that he was going into the
ranching business. Hoeniseh has
purchased some land near VVinton.
Merced county, close to the holdings
of George Horine, former world's
record holder in the high jump, and
after the first of the year will de
sert the metropolitan life for the
pastoral existence. Hoeniseh has
not decided what branch of farming
he will undertake, but most likely
it will be the hog industry, tha mow
being followed with real success by
Horine.
Fred Murphy, onetime Yale foot
ball star, who now is coach at North
western, is unalterably opposed to
the proposition to let down the bars
to freshmen on varsity teams. Mur
phy holds that even with the war
going on there are some coaches
who would go to extremes to recruit
school boy stars in order to strength
en their varsity teams.
Murphy’s argument is clear and to
the point and handles the question
from the proper angle He says:
"The freshman rule has proven it
self one ot the best rules ever put
on he books, doing away with a
great many evils that were running
athletics into disrepute. Let down
the bars and the coach who does
not tour the country proselyting high
school athletes is going to be left
completely in the lurch when tin
season opens.
"Now, supposing we do go through
the coming season under the present
rule, and granting that there will
be a dearth of old stars, it means
that this season only will be sub
calibre, for it is certain that if there
are not many good men available,
then surely there will be only a
small loss by graduation next June.
With the incoming freshmen avai 1
able a year hence we will then be
back to pretty near normal again.
CHEERING SOMEONE ON
Don't you mind about the triumphs,
Don’t you worry after fame;
Don't you grieve about succeeding.
Let the future guard your name.
All the best in life’s the simplest,
Love will bust when wealth is gone;
Just be glad that you are living,
And keep cheering someone on.
Let your neighbors have the bios
soms,
Let your comrades wear the crown;
Never mind the little setbacks
Nor the blows that knock you down.
You’ll be here when they’re forgot
ten,
You’ll be glad with youth and dawn.
If you just forget your troubles
And keep cheering someone on.
There’s a lot of sorrow round you,
Lots of lonesomeness and tears;
Lots of heartaches and of worry
Through the shadows of the years.
And the world needs more than tri
umphs.
More than all the swords we've
drawn;
It is hungering for the fellow
Who keeps cheering others on.
Let the wind around you whistle.
And the storms around you play;
You’ll be here with brawn and gris
tle
When the conquerors decay.
You’ll be here in memories sweet
ened
If some souls you’ve saved from
pawn,
If you put aside the victories
And keep cheering someone on.
—Baltimore Sun.
Jas. Palmer and VV. J. Curtner,
oldtimers who came to Resurrection
bay on the first boat which brought
engineers and supplies for the Alas
ka Central railway, returned from
the States recently and went out to
Stetson creek and will resume ope
rations where they mined in 1898.

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