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Excerpt from The Goldsmith of Nome: And Other Verse These verses were written while the author was under assignment to Northern Alaska in 1897-1898 as a Statistical Expert of the Department of Labor, and in 1899-1900 as a Special Agent of the Twelfth Census. They are the free expression of some sentiments which -Official Courtesy- quite properly excluded from his formal reports to the Commissioner of Labor and the Director of the Census. Most of them have appeared in various newspapers - The New York Sun, The San Francisco Examiner, The Washington Post, The Illustrated London News, and others. They are presented as an appeal from the tax-burdened and unrepresented people of Alaska to the Government at Washington for relief from the wrongs which they have borne too patiently for twenty years. In 1900 Alaska paid into the Treasury of the United States revenues averaging $1,207.43 for every day in the year. For what? About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.