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, ■ The emancipation of the working
class must be the class-conscious work
of the working class.—KARL MARX.
» 32 FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, FEBRUARY, 24,1fttt. ' ^
Charlie Herron, Who Held the Sack for Gilmore
in 1912, and who will Perhaps Hold it in 1916
Tries to Blame the Socialists for Bunnell's
Defeat. Labor Paper From Nome Puts
Him on the Right Track.
The Setvard Gateway, it is observed,
in an article reprinted in a Valdez paper
of wider circulation comments very ac
ridly upon the results of the election.
It deplores the re-election of Wicker
sham and the defeat of Bunnell and
then blames the Socialists.
Now fhere is one fact which most pol
iticians in these elections everlook and
that is, without taking -stock of the
Socialist candidates who muster up not
a very large vote because the Socialists
are not numerous, that as far as natural
ability in every respect Wickersham
has been head and shoulders over every
candidate that has ever been put for
were against him on the Republican cr
Democratic ticket.
The vote that Bunnell received was
not a certificate to his ability at all, but
a strictly party vote where it was Riven,
and it was quite evident that even his
warmest supporters could net find ar
guments to spare outside the old admin
istration support chernutto bring for
It is not claimed that Wickersham has
been the best man, but that he has been
the ablest man-—about that there can be
no sort of question whatever. The gen
ius on the Gateway might have even ob
served that if he could have observed
anything.—Nome Industrial Worker.
No Trumpets to Greet Him As In
Days of Yore
Without beat of drum or trumpet’s
call, as in days agone, Henry Roden,
"the working man’s friend,” arrived in
town a few days ago. The purpose of
Mr. Roden’s visit to this fair valley,
where the mosquitos in summer time
a-darken the sun, has not been disclos
ed to us, but it is said that he is here to
straighten out the kink9 among the loc
al Republicans, and as he has been in
consultation with several of the local
leaders of that party it is thought that
his trip has a political significance.
"From far-off, distant lands, o’er wide-spread seas, I come,
Though not with much eclat or beat of drum,
True patriot, me, for be it understood,
I left my country for my country’s good.
And none will doubt but that my emigration
Will prove a blessing to this mighty nation. (Alaska.)
“General” Otis, of Otisville-by-the-Sea, Tells Us
What He Knows About the European
Harrison Grey Otis, one of the bitter
est toes of organized labor and Social
ism, expressses the opinion, in his Los
Angeles Times, that it was the fear of
the Socialist specter that caused the
rulers of Europe to plunge into war. In
an editorial in that paper he says:
“It is a question that may possibly
never be accurately settled as to just
how large a determinative part the fear
of Socialism had in causing the rulers
of Europe to cast the dice for Mars.
But France and Germany and England
were actually in international distress.
The dissolution of the British empire,
through the growth of Socialism was
predicted by calm discerning men. Im
perial Germany was constantly straining
against the menacing forces of those
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who sought to seize the government
and alter it to the purposes of Socialism
with the motto, ‘P«operty is Robbery.’
France was equally distressed, and the
revolutionary movement in Russia has
steadily, insidiously been gaining in
strength almost from the inception of
the terrorist movement.
“The throne of almost every ruler in
Europe was in jeopardy. Election after
election in Germany France and Eng
land showed that the Socialists were
gaining—and the irony of the situation
was that they steadily grew by inveigh
ing against, as useles and extravagant,
the preparations for the international
conflict wThich, in the opinion of
Europe’s statesmen, was inevitable, and
is now at hand, ”
i .
And Seek The Protect
ing Folds of Old Glory
T«hn L. White, the Olness Socialist
intends to sever all relations existing
between himself and King George V of
England. In proof of this he has filed
with the clerk of the court he has filed
an application for naturalization. To
testify that he is not an anarchist or
anything else that is bad he has got as
witnesses Jack Reaghand J. H. Groves.
They say:
That J. Harmon Caskey is now the
political boss of the Fourth Division.
That he informed the Democrats that
he wanted nobody for clerk f court but
Joe Clark. \fc'ow!, Wow!
That when Mac was ‘'sld of the ap
pointment he seemed to be greatly sur
prised. Mac knows hqw to play the
game. _
That some of the Democrat candidates
for clerk claim that they were the vic
tims of a frame-up.
That certain politicians would like to
have G. Ellis Gardner ^or District attor
It is said that we will hear more of
the court- house organization later.
Many people have begun to wonder
what office in the federal building Roy
Maddocks is holding down.
By the way, that was a strange plank
in the Democrat platform, ‘'We are
opposed to corporations exercising any
secret influence in politics.” Wonder if
Martin Harrais put) it in there!
A man with grey hair will perhaps be
a candidate for the school board.
Henry Roden, it is said, came here
to transact special business with certain
politicians. Here’s to the working man’s
friend and the full dinner pail.
Rumor hath it that three of the pre
sent council will seek reelection and
sacrifice their individual interests to
the common good. Wow! Wow!
Democratic Committeeman decides
to leave this pleasant valley,
where the N. C. Co. controls al
most everything and everybody.
Fred Martin, formerly one of the
owners of the California, left on the
stage for parts unknown. He was a
candidate for clerk of the court but
failed to land the job. He belonged to
the left wing of the local Democrats in
opposition to the Erwin-Caskey wing.
Many a mu n is successful tintil he
Man Who Was Slated to be Attorney
General Aagues Before the Su
preme Court in Favor of
Minimum-Wage Law.
Louis Brandeis added to his fame in a
speech before the Supreme Court in de
fense of the minimum wage legislation
of Oregon. It was a fairly exciting ses
sion of the body, considering the rapid
fire of questions and answers, and
Brandeis’ time was extended through
the interest of the Court in his argu
ment. The argument will have to be
read in full in order to appreciate its
sanity and strength; and it was lifted
high in contrast by the opposing argu
ment of former Senator Senator Fulton,
of Oregon, who was employed by a syn
dicate of department stores to oppose
the constitutionality of this legislation
on. behalf of the women workers. The
cause is fortunate that is able to enlist
the sympathy and activity of Mr. Eran
deis. Ex-Senator Fulton is fortunate in
being able to secure such trustful and
wealthy clients.—Ex.
Jt was Eouis Brandeis who was slated
for the position of attorney-general
when the Wilson administration came
into power. The opposition of the big
intersts however was brought into play
especially that of the New Haven Rail
road, against the appointment of Brands
eis. and the Princeton schoolmaster
succumbed to those powers who wield
the sinews of wot.
Former Councilman, it is Said Will be Much in
the Limelight as in Days of Yore, When the
People were Young and Foolish.
The snow was falling softly on the
morning of Wednesday Feb. 10th, which
probably was the reason that Roy Mad
docks took advantage of the surround
ing to rush like a wild beast at Attorney
Bion A. Dodge as he wended his way to
the post office lor his mail, and strike
him two blows on the cheek, as proven
before Magistrate Pauli, who imposed a
fine of twenty dollars for the offense.
When brought before the city magis
trate Maddocks attempted to show that
Dodge was the agressor but the judge
evidently rec6gnizrd that Maddocks was
making a “play” and fined him accord
At the comlusiop of the trial, our re
porter tells us, Maddocks went to the
telephone and called up the District
attorney’s office and received the reply
to “come over.”
In The Municipal Election. One Re
presenting the N. C. Co., and One
Representing the People.
It seems now that there will be but two tickets in the field in the
coming municipal election. Whether the Socialists intend to put up a
ticket or not is unbeknown to us ai this time.
--- .—. —
At the end of the month of March, it
is said, Joe Clark, Marshall Erwiu’s
right hand man, will take charge af the
office of clerk of court and administer
it according to the formula prescribed
by Jeffersonian Democracy.
Some years ago, a dinner was given
by British royalty to Sir Hiram Maxim
the American inventor, in honor ol his
having made another improvement in
one of his man-killing machines.
After Hiram’s health had been drunk
several times, Lord Salisbury arose and
gave the following toast:
“Here’s to Sir Hiram Maxim! He
has done more than any other one man
to stop men from dying of old agil”

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