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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOLUME 1. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1912. NO. 1. Battle Rages for four Days LONDON. Nov. 2.?An extraordi nary series of dispatches has been re ceived in Constantinople from Nn .'im Pasha, Commander In Chief of the Turkish army, stating that the Turks have recaptured Bunarhlssar ami atv holding their own agaiust the advance of the Bulgarians. , A Constantinople dispatch to a London news agency states that at midnight on Friday a terrible battle wan raging on the western slopes of the Island in mountains in Thrace, and whatever the Issue the conflict will undoubtedly be reckoned among the world's greatest struggles. A Pour Days' Battle. WASHINGTON. Nov. 2.?A cable gram received by the Turkish ambas sador from the Turkish foreign office at Constantinople states that a dis patch from N&zim Pasha says that the Turkish army has been engaged in a serious battle for four days with the Bulgatian forces. Nazlb Pasha telegraphs that the most heroic re sistance ever made against the enemy, who suffered heavy losses. No mention is made of the Turkish loss. Battles have also been raging around Adrlanople with the troops of the allied forces. Final Battle Being Fought. VIENNA. Nov. 2.?Lieut. Wagner, of the Austrian army, who is at the Bulgarian headquarters, wires the Vienna Reichpost that "the great and | final battle" between the nllietl forces and the Turkish entered its decisive phase on Thursday morning. The prelude to the final crash ol arris was a murderous opening en gugement on .Monday which resulted favorably to the Bulgarians, at Bu leburgas. On Tuesday the Bulgar ians delivered a counter attack against the Turks. There was bitter fighting through out Tuesday "during which the Turk ish main body lay degenerated into senseless masses without cons'stency or the power of fighting." On Wed nesday strong Bulgarian forces, brought by forced marches from Adrianople. co-operated in the at tack rolling up the whole Turkish wing. In the afternoon the Turks began a i,c-neral retreat in the direction of Tchorij. On Thursday morning a decisive at tack was delivered ou the right tlank of the Turkish forces. The Turks abandoned their line of retreat and retired in a most disorderly condi tion south, toward Tchortu. The Turkish losses were enormous. Dur ing their retreat they burned villages and massacred many Christians. Greeks Occupy Island. ATHENS, Nov. 2.?The Greeks have occupied the Turkish islands of Sauiothrace, Thasos and Sobros, In the Aegean Sea. GOV. WILSON SCORES SENATE ROCHESTER. N. Y.. Nov. 2. At the request of Gov. Wood row Wilson, the Democratic parade which was sched uled for today in New York City, was abandoned out of respect to the memory of Vice President Sherman. Gov. Wilson in his speech here at tacked the Caited States Senate as "a citadel of private interests." de claring that the people had not beer, in possession of that body for a gen-' eration? He made an appeal to make both houses of Congress democratic "through and through." and that he would then "have special favors cut out of the tariff." The End of the Noted Graft Cases ? SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 2. ? The Schmitz graft prosecutions, which a few years ago stirred this city from turrett to foundation stoue. passed into history today when the indict ments against Louis B. Glass, pres ident of the Pacific States Telegraph & Telephone Co.. were dismissed. ^ Glass was indicted on several counts charging bribery of supervisors. These prosecutions developed Hiram Johnson and brought into the lime light Francis J. Heney. \V. J. Burns, to say nothing of Abe Ruef. the sole catch of the prosecution, now serving a fourteen years' sentence in San tjuentin. HOW IT WORKS. FORT PLAIN. N. Y.. Oct. IS.?May cessirely rainy weather that afflicted big audience in the theatre here to night and received remarkable ap plause. although heretofore Socialists have got scant attention here.?N. Y. Sun despatch. Thus do official stupidity and po lice tyranny ever defeat their own ob ject! Are Herkimer County and Little Falls going to repeat the stupid blun ders o' Essex County. Mass.. and i-awrence??New York World. LOOKING FOR A SUCCESSOR ON TICKET. NEW YORK. Nov. ? The Ques tion of choosiug a successor to Vice President Sherman, to be voted for when the electoral college meets in January, is occupying the attention of the Republican National Commit tee, several members of which favor Gov. Hadley. of Missouri. Senators l-afollette aud Borah and Gov. Den oen. of Illinois, are also supported. National Committeeman Bayless of thi3 city today received a telegram | from the National Committee asking him to indicate his choice for the of fice. He has not yet responded. BULL MOOSE PARTY GET CAMPAIGN FUNDS. NEW YORK. Nov. 2.?The week's contributions to the national Progres sive campaign fund total $94,000. George W. Perkins and Alexander S. Cochrane, of New York, each gave 120.000. MAY BE RIVAL OP THE RAND "Within ten years that section of country lying t!0 miles south and 60 miles west of Juneau, will In my opin ion be produciug nearly as much Cold as the Rand," said Frances F. Webb, of the Piuto Bay .Mining Com pany. on Chichagof Island. .Mr. Webb is an experienced mining engineer; and he has beer eleven years in this section He knows the country and its possibilities and like most practi cal mining men who are acquainted with this region, he is enthusiastic over the outlook in a mining way The ore bodies in the area named are stupendous in extent, says Mr. Webb, and though generally speaking are low grade, their location is such as to enable them to be mined on an extensive scale. BALTIMORE WOMAN WAS ?MURDERED FOR MONEY. BALTIMORE. Nov. 2.?Pleading that she was penniless, Mrs. Charles Conway confessed to the police to day that her husband, who is a clown in a traveling circus, was the mur derer of Miss Singer, the Baltimore I heiress,money being his motive. Mrs. Conway alleges that Worthen. Miss Singer's iiance was not implicated, as has been suspected. ESCAPED CONVICTS KILLED BY POSSE. RAWLINS. Wyo., Nov. 2.?Richard son and Backstrum, convicts who es caped from the state penitentiary dur.ng the recent outbreak, have been killed by a posse headed by Sheriff Terriil. AGED 70 HAS NEVER VOTED FOR PRESIDENT. SOCORRO. N. M.?At the age of | seventy J. J. Leeson of Socorro on Nov. 5 will cast his first vote for President, and his vote will be for Wood row Wilson. l.eeson was bom in Louisiana and is a veteran of the Confederacy. His service in the army and delay in re construction denied him a vote In that state for nine years. Then he came West to "grow up with the [country." He established himself j first in Colorado while it was yet a territory. Before it became a state he had moved to Moutana. also at [that time a territory. Before Mon tana became a state he went to the Dakotas. but departed before the cit iions thereof were permitted to vote for a President. In 1879 he settled In Now Mexico. BUILDING NOTES. A handsome residence is being erocted by Judge Cobb in the Golden Belt addition. ? ? ? Allan Shattuck's new residence is rapidly nearing completion. i The rtneral of Stanko Zurovich. who was killed in the "700" mine I last Wednesday, was held yesterday afternoon. interment taking place at the Douglas cemetery. The remains were accompanied to the cemetery by his lodge brothers and music was furnished by the Treadwell Club band. The Work Cut Out for . T the Alaska Gastineau Co. i\ r Considerable publicity has already been given to tho work which is now being done, as well as that which Is contemplated In the next couple of ' years, by the Alaska Gnstlneau Min ? ing Co.. of which B. L. Thane, a well known Alaska mining man, Is w an agor. However, too much publicity of the right kind can scarcely bo giv en to an enterprise of such magni tude. The consolidation and rcorganiza liou of tho mining properties now In cluded in the Alaska Gastineau Co. was in itself a notable achievement and was the work of manager Thane. His success was the corollary of ex perience and was due to the skill and foresight displayed in enlisting .nen v.ho knov the character of the ore In the various mines, and who were entirely capable of flnanc'n^ i company which now has #4,500.000 in its treasury and which will be used in carrying out the company's plans. it may be a new and interesting fact that the capital stock of the com pany was subscribed ten times over at a par value of #10 per share, and the stock is now quoted at $15. The new company controls the Salmon Creek water rights, the Ground Hog group, Silver Bow basin pincers and i water rights. the Sheep Creek group | and the well-known Perseverance I property. Everything connected with these properties has been cleaned up, all debts have been paid, and the company Is going ahead with plans for the construction or a plant that will have n dally capacity of 0,000 tons. It will be in oporatlon Jan. 1. 10IC. This work also includes the construction of a tunel 8x10 feet, and 10,000 l'eet long to carry ore to the mill which will be located on Snlt water, at Sheep Creek. The company's development work has been divided into three divisions to facilitate the carrying out of the p riveted plans. The first division Includes Salmon Creek, where the power simply will be located; the second is at Sheep Creek, whore the ore will be crushed and treated, and the third is the Perseverance Mine. At Sheep Creek the work of driv ing the tunnel is progressing in a sat isfactory manner. A railroad through flu tunnel will carry the ore to the mill at t'flewater, and the company is preparing for elaborate mining de velopments in the Perseverance di vision, which when the tunnel is com i pleted, will connect it with Sheep j ('reck. , Til; llrst unit of the bis (lam at I Salmon Cr ok will soon be an accom I plight d fact, aiul work will be pushed i until tbo whole Is finished. Tiie mining and milling of G.000 tons of ore dally will require a force of i,500 men. Mr. Thane states t/iat work will be continued throughout the winter, he having arranged for the transmission of the power necessnry to carry on the operations. Anions those Interested in the Alas lea Gastincau Co. Is Col. D. C. .tack ling, of the Utah Copper Co., one o? the best known mining men of the world, besides other members of that M . Company. The Guggcnhcims arc only interested as minority stock holders of the Utah Copper Co. These are all men who know their business, hence their success. "Our company wants to co-operate with the people of this cectlon," said Mr. Thane yesterday. "A man sometimes gem a notion in his head that he can do things alone, but if lie thinks it out he will soon find he needs the r apport of friends,"- a bit of phi! osi>; ?! y and candor well worthy of re memherance. Andrew Carnegie Sumbits to an Inter esting Interview Upon Reaching Home Andrew Carnegie, who returned to Now York from a visit tc Europe re cently gave an Interesting Interview to the New York World,- which in cluded a number of subjects, runuing from Kings to citizenship. Among other things he said' "The great calamity at Milwaukee^ so happily averted, has saddened my trip. We were all so happy and hav ing anch a good time on the Baltic when the terrible news came to us. Yes, i had prepared a typewritten -Lueiueut. but 1 could not thin); of giving it out after the shooting of .Mr. itoocevelt, and, of course, i had to tear it up. "There Is nothing low, mean or base about Roosevelt. He is an honest man. He does what he believes is i right. However much you may differ j from his policies, you cannot help ad uiiring his courage. Personally h? : me:'is to do what is right. ? "I'm glad ! have come back in time to cast one mere vote for my friend. .Mr. Taft. I think Taft has done so well that 1 ought to give him my vote." Proud of His Citizenship. "1 wouldn't exchange my American citizenship for paradise, unless I had a return ticket. My father was a Re publican before me?in Scotland. All our family have been Democrats, in ih< European .icuse, and have boon rj close to the people, i always lauKh when 1 am in the >i\ <\ .< of Kings. When I was sup ) : orintoodent of a railroad the late King Edward (then the Prince of i Wales), rode with me on the loco I motive. We talked about govern | meats. "'Now you see that the Republi can torn, of government does not yield tin- results that yt hi monarch; d by one man might do better." '.'aruegli called lilin the King). 'Yon (don't know, you see, who your next Pre; .dent is going to be.' " 'I don't know now, it is true, your .majesty,' 1 replied, 'hut 1 tell you that; i you will take all our Presidents, from Washington to Lincoln and see the wonder: ul men we have had, and lien glace down the list of Kings on had In the same time, your Maj esty, you must admit you have had a good many scalawags.' '"Yes. yes." replied the King, 'but that was before my time.' "I know King Edward's son also, and ho is a lino follow. Kings are good fellows, and so they realize what frauds they arc. ' Now, take the Emperor William. He ir a splendid fellow, and his fam ilv is just as pure as the family of Hojsc'.vlt or the i'amily of Taft. "Why, the German Emperor recent ly made n temperance speech. "1 h' i sorry for Mexico. I think titis trouble will be worjo than the first. 1 should be sorry to see Mexico annexed io the United States. We iia'. enough territory already." Wished to Be a Reporter. Mr. t'urucgic remarked that all the reporters, his >ild tricaus, were look lug well. "By George, how I wish I could huv? been a reporter, but th. Pitts burg Journal wouldn't take me." he ?.veiaimed. "In my life I've had to do what 1 could, not what 1 wanted to do. "What an idea that was of m> friend Holt's wasn't it? An endowed newspaper! Why, lie couldn't get anybody to listen to him. 1 donH think an endowed newspupt r by a syndicate would take. A paper en dow id by one man mibht do better." The l.nird said lu had had a most 1 pleasant similiter. Fortunately, he said, lib- little farm of tit!,000 acres 1 above Inverues on tliA northwest J last of Scotland had escaped the ex cess I foly rainy weather that afflicted the rest of Great Britain. News Notes From Douglas and Tread well DOUGLAS REPRESENTATIVE . Monte Snow is The Empire's au thorized representative In Douglas and Trcndwell. Any courtesies shown him will be appreciated. DOUGLAS, Nov. 2.?A new busi ness, known as the "Kandy Kitchen" was opened yesterday to the public by Joe Trudgeon, well known both in Juneau and here. Mr. Trudgeon, who is an expert candy maker, believes that the Held is good for the "fresh" candy business and has chosen his location on St. Ann avenue because as he says "everyone passes here sometime during the day." Miss Lydla Andersou, of Tread well, has accepted a position with Mr. Trudgeon, and was very busy yes terday passing carnations to the la dies who visited the opening. Candy wu3 given to the children and the ratj were furnished with cigars. OPENING OF DOUGLAS NEW PALM GARDEN. DOUGLAS. Nov. 2.?The Palm Gar den. which has been renamed the Or phoum, is being renovated and re decorated and will probably be ready for occupancy on Monday night next. Henry \1 elver, the manager, stated that is possible, the first entertain ment will be given on Monday, and that no trouble or expense has been spared to make the house as comfort able for its patrons as one of the first-class vaudeville houses in the States. Continuing, Mr. Mclver said. "We have a new set of scenery and have put in opera chairs in the place of the old chairs formerly used. It is the intention of the management to give moving picture shows every night of the week, and on Sundays and Fridays high-class vaudeville will be given in conjunction with the reg ular show at the same price. Thes?? vaudeville entertainments will at present be given by local people, but ofter December 16, the shows will be given with professionals from one of ; the big circuits below, alternating with the Juneau Orpheuni, which will in ready to open on that date. A six piec orchestra will play on specialty inputs, and Monte Snow will be our singer. A Powers "6-A" machine has been installed and the Trust films, the besi obtainable, will be used ex clusively." Realizing that heretofore the lark ties ot the approach has kept many people away from the entertainments given in the Palm Garden, the lobby i. to ho flooded with light, while the approach Is to be as well-lighted as Front street. INCREASE OF MERCHANTS. DOUGLAS. Nov. 2. ? Yesterday at'uxuon a deal was closed whereby H. A. Dahl, one of Douglas' most popular young men. joined the ranks of lho local merchants. Mr. Dahl purchased the Interest of B. R. Leivers in the firm of Leivers and Caughlin, the Front street groc ers, and will hereafter b< associated In the business with "Bobby" Caugh lin under the firm name of Caughlin and DahL ' 3 \ ! yr. Caughlin stated that it'is lb" Intention of tho nsw firm tr> carry the best stock In tho market and that they will enlarge the business from time to time, keeping pace with tho demand. Both young men are well-' known on the island and their friends are "boosting" them In their new venture, DOUGLAS DOTS. S. J. Hopper, who until lately har, been with the White Pass railway, has accepted the position of bookkeeper at the Treadwell machine shop in place 01 U. A. Pettee, who recently resigned. .Mr. Hopper arrived on tho Jefferson from Skagway, and has la ken the apartments recontly vacated by W. D. McMillan, at the rear of the Methodist church- The family of Mr. Hopper will arrive shortly. ? ? ? Mrs. James Vlvio.n Davis, of Ju-. noun, v. ill give a reading at the Treudwcll Club entertainment to- ' night. Mrs. Davis comes highly rec ommended, having graduated from Columbia College, Chicago, and also 1 having taught elocution in one of th? prominent high schools of the West. "Trust" films will be shown tonigtyjt at the Troadwell Club. * ? * A. \V. Hughes, recently returned < from the South, will resume hit po sition at the "700" mill in a few days. ? ? ? A party consisting of Ed Mugford, Howard Lockhart, Harry Van do Weir and Hmll Gabucl, all belonging to tin machine shop force, left last evening 0:1 the gas boat .Mustang for a week's vacation at Tcnakee. I ? * * v. N. Boblctt, who was injured a 1 week ago, i3 recovering rapidly at St. Ann's hospital. 1 * * * Harold Cogswell, a nephew of Dr. Keller of Skagway, recently arrived ?t Tread well and has accepted a po sition at the cyanide plant. I ? ? ? ] The freighter Cordova unloaded I iOO tons of coal at the City doc's 1 Thursday night. About 200 tons was 1 for the city ;r:d tl; remainder was I vhnslgncd to St. Ann's hospital. 1 DOUGLAS, Nov. 2.?The show win dow of the Haberdashery on Third street har. been enlarged and now lias a display area of 7x18 feet. , Great excitement prevail? over a ndvel bit of advertising In connec tion with this window. Manager Mulligan has ofTercd a prize of ?5.00 to any man, woman o- child who Is able to name the article he has ou display before closing time tonight. The article is in plain view, and the name is at present In a sealed en velope, which, will be opened just be fore closing time when the prize will "be awarded. Full election returns will bo posted at the Little Douglas on Tuesday night . 1 funeral of Vice-President UTICA, N. N.. Nov. 2.?Tho funeral of Vice President James Schoolcraft Sherman this afternon was attended by President Taft, members of the 1 Cabinet and many members of Con- j Kress, ambassadors and Ministers. Private services at the Sherman j residence were conducted by. Dr. ; Hoiden of the Dutch Reformed j Church, and the public services in j the First PreHbyterian Church were j conducted by the Rev. M. W. Stryker, | president of Hamilton College, a j classmate of the deceased vice presi dent. On Friday afternoon the body, lying In Htate in the Oneida County court house, was viewed by 25,000 persons. Public Offices Closed. SKATTLE, Nov. 2.?The postolJIcen and customs houses th'iv igliout the country were closed today-In respect to the memory of Vice President Sherman. Tail Makes Plea for Beet-Glowers DENVBR, Nov. 2.?Crawford Hid. of this city, has received a letter from President Taft In which he makes a pita to save the beet sugar ..??.lis u Colorado at least In part President says: "Placing sugar on the free lint would spell ruin (or those of our fellow citizens who are engaged in the cultivation cf the I sugar beet." He adds that the Dent ocratlc party Is committed to free sugur. ALONG THE WATERFRONT The C.joa, a newly built and late acquisition to the Juneau llshlng licet, \< ft last night for the halibut banks. The Dora 11. outlined and left foe the halibut hunting grounds. The Standard No. '2. under com mand of Capt. Jack Campbell, left today for icy Straits. The Pollux captained by Raymond Jaeger left this morning with a scow for Taku for the purpose ol getting a load of ice. The steamer Alaska, Capt. Hooper, with the arge Gnrot, belonging to the NVrangell Mill Company, which ar rived a few days ago with lumber for the Alaska-Gastiueau Mining Co. is expected to leave for her home port tomorrow. Tin Belle, Capt Martin Holm, of tin Juneau Plsli and Ice Co., after a thorough overhauling will probably get oft the beach on this evening's tide. James Yerk, of the Sum Dum fox ranch, arrived in Juneau on the inunch Capac during the week and L-xpccted to return home today. K. P. Webb, of the Pinto Bay Min ing Company, operating at Chicha gof, arrived in Juneau last night on his launch Murrelet. H. T. Tripp left in his launch on yesterday's tide over the bar for the Pearl Harbor mining property which he is now operating. i in lowa, Capt. Win. Dickinson, is in from Gypsum. The Pacific, Capt. Tibbits, left Fri day morning for Bugle River, Jualln and Comet, carrying supplies and passengers. COL. ROOSEVELT CHEERED FOR 25 MINUTES. NEW YOIIK. Nov. 2.?Col. Roose velt last night addressed a big meet ing in Madison Square Garden on State issues. On his appearance on the stage he was cheered for twenty five minutes, and he spoke for an hour. PLOT TO KILL WHITMAN. NEW YORK, Nov. 2.?Rumors have reached the police that a plot was being hatched to assassinate Dis trict Attorney Whitman through the medium of Chicago thugs. CONSERVATIVES WILL WIN IN CUBA ELECTION. HAVANA, Nov. 2.?The election of Mario Menocal and Enrique Jose Var cona, respectively candidates for president and vice president of Cuba on the Conservative ticket, seems as sured, as well as that of all other candidates put forward by the Con servative party. Good order is being observed throughout the island. ARRESTS MAY CLEAR UP BANK ROBBERY. COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 2.?The ar rest here of H. E. Campbell and Joseph Gavin by Chicago detectives, will probably clean up the robbery of the New Westminster, B. C., bank a year or so ago. Acting Gov. Dlstin yesterday sent the following dispatch to the press and mayors of all Alaska towns: "In respect to the memory of Vice President Sherman, It Is requested that all schools and public buildings half-mast the flag on Saturday, No vember second, the day of the fu neral." Acquitted of Murder Charge SAN DIIiGO. Cal., Nov. 2, After n i trial lasting ten days Herbert C. I Lewis was acquitted of the murder . of Mrs. May Tolliver in this city, i last May. Lewis shot and killed both To'lt ver and his wife, alleging that dur ing his absence in San Francisco, Tolliver had criminally assaulted Mrs. Lewis with the connivance and aid of Mrs. Tolliver. On the witness turd .r:. Lewir rciuud a ;>.Liu:i ? of the v.'rons that she hiu. su: ' red. i oiiivcr v.as an air drip, in and Lewis acted as his ucrc tar/ manager. BUTtl SSDtS PREDICT VICTORY SEATTLE, Nov. 2.?At the c.oi.e of the political campaign local and state managers of the respective par ties are each predicting victory on Tuesday. There seems to bo only one thing certain and that is the overwhelming defeat of Hodge, tin Progressive candidate for goViva.i:. The expose of Hodge's record' num. by the Post-Intelligencer, lias pas tured his chances. This is the i.pa . ment made by some of his leading supporters. The Democrats have been ban il capped by the substitution ol Ern est Lister, as their candidate L?r governor In place of Judge W. V.'. Black, who was recently disquali..td by the Supreme Court, Black I elng judge of the Superior Court of Sim homish County. Lester has, how ever, beeon making a whirlwind ca ,t paign and is believed to be especially strong in the southwestern part ui the state. ' ? Governor Hay, the Uepubllcan e.n.i didate, aided by a number of good speakers, has also been making an active campaign, and the drift sc? t/i. to be hiB way. Chas. G. Ilolfner," Democratic' can didate in the First Congressional dis trict, claims hit t lection as a certain ty. He bur. a. hits opponents State Senator Dan Landcn, Progressive; and Congressman \Y. E. Humphrey, Hepublican. The-vote probably will be close. The recent \l3it of Gov. Thomas 15. Marshall, the Democratic vide presi dential nominee, is generally conced ed to have been a great ruccers p?> litically and socially, lie received a splendid reception while litre, his meeting being largely attond.d -ami very enthusiastic. He Is a bri.5hi.iV' campaigner and made a hit Win with those of different political faiths. i Democratic managers confidently predict that Wilson will carry the state, claiming that the Hodge fins alone will turn thousands of votes to the Democratic column. .This how ever, Is just claiming, and nothing more. The Republicans make simi lar claims for '."aft, and the Progr- f slves seem confident that the Colonel will lead all competitors. STEFFANSON CORROBORATED. SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 2.?Or. 10. dolph Martin ?Anderson, who arrived here yesterday t'roni the Arctic o - the steam whaler Belvedere, corroli orates ?StetTanson's- discovery of blonde Eskimos in the Arctic n ; o.i. d COUNCIL CONDEMNS STORING OIL ON DOCK. fho city council held its regular session last night with Mayor Bish op in the chair. All members of the body were present except Council man Fries. After some discussion an order was passed condemning the practice . of storing explosive oils on the City dock. According to the order all persons storing such oils on the dock must remove them within 30 days and no more will be allowed stored on the premises. There was nothing else of Import ance considered except the payment of a number of bills aggregating near six thousand dollars.