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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
. _ _ 1 - VOL 1. NO. 2. JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1812. PRICE 10 CENT8. WASHINGTON "HET UP" BY THE ELECTION (Special Correspondence.) WASHINGTON. Nov. 4. ? On the eve of the presidential election the interest in the national capital has become intense. It can not be de nied that there has been a (treat deal of apathy in the campaign. It had t>een nation wide until within the past couple of weeks, but even now, notwithstanding exciting episodes and the active campaigning of at 1 least two of the candidates until re cently. Washington people are com paring this with previous campaigns, and noting the lack of seeming inter-! est Washington is a typical "the King is dead, long ilve the King" city. As a rule the great majority of its citi zens are supporters of the president that is. caring little about the presi dent to be until he reaches Washing ton and the White House. And then they are his warm supporters. There have beeu exceptions, but they only prove the rule. Some presidents of course, have! been more popular than others. That was inevitable. Grover Cleveland was more popular than the taciturn Gen. Harriss. Yet the latter was not disliked. McKinley was beloved by everybody?except perhaps disap pointed place-hunters. Roosevelt made a bluff, hearty, pop ular presldeut. He had warm friends in Washington official life but his exceeding strcnuousness made for him many outspoken ene mies. But that was to be expect ed. President William H. Taft is popular in Washington, and it is not over-reaching the truth to say that If it were withiu the power of the peo ple of this city to re-elect him he would be assured another term. Knowing both Roosevelt and Taft speculation naturally turns to Wood row Wilson and the kind of president he would make. He is not unknown in Washington, but his family have i never mingled in the official and so cial life of the national capital. This 1 is no disparagement, however, for the families of few presidents knew much about Washington until their official life began. Should Governor Wilson be elected president there will still be a family circle in the White House, for Gov ernor Wilson has three daughters, all grown up, and this, of course, is a matter of Interest not only to the > Washington feminine mind, but to : many masculine minds as well. TAFT IN FAVOR OF GOVERNOR HADLEY WASHINGTON. Nov. 4.?It is un derstood that President Taft has in formed the Republican National Committee that he favors the selec tion of Governor Herbert S. Hadley, of .Missouri, as the successor, on the ticket, of the late Vice President Sherman. SEATTLE. Nov. 2.?Henry It. Har riman. one of the many men inter ested in the Bering river coal fields, arrived here from Washington, a few days ago. He says that Secretary of the Interior W. L. Fisher has ex pressed his determination to "wipe the slate" before he leaves his office, if possible on March 4 next There will be no coal patents Issued to any one, he states, if he "gets his fingers on them before March 4." PRISONERS ARE BROUGHT UP FROM KETCHIKAN. Deputy Marshal Fels. assisted by Deputy Marshal Elsmore and H. H. Thoday, arrived from Ketchikan this morning on the Humboldt bringing the following prisoners: Wm. Perchment, J. Nechuck, T. Lucero, Jose Rodrigniz, H. W. De laney Joe Souga. A. Gorobot, K. Fu kuda and J. Peterson. Rodrigniz and Lucero are held to await the action of the grand jury on charges of selling liquor to In dians. The other seven were con victed of the same charge and are under sentences of from thre to six months in the local federal jail. THOMAS IS LOOKING FOR GREAT SUCESS. % ?? A. W. Thomas, candidate for rep resentative in the territorial legisla ture was in yesterday from his home in Ketchikan. Mr. Thomas has been campaigning, and he says that he has met with great encouragement. "Our section is solidly progressive." said Mr. Thomas. "Of course we do not include the Socialists, who will stick together without doubt to a considerable extent. 1 had an en thusiastic meeting at Wrangell and another at Petersburg, and I am con fident of success. I am a practical fish man and our people believe we should have such a man in the legis lature." Mr. Thomas was a former resident of Juneau, but five years ago he went to Ketchikan and engaged in the fish business in which he has been successful. Dave Terwllliger has just returned from his mine at Thomas Bay. James Kennedy, the manager of the Clayson store at Skagway, came down on the last trip of the City of Seattle for a short visit with his parents who are pioneers of Juneau. Mr. Kennedy returned on the Hum boldt this morning. Miss EL Blrkenbine and Miss M. V/atson, both of whom are teachers in the government schools at Haines, left for that point on the Humboldt this morning to resume their work. Hammering at Constantinople CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. 4.?Con sternation is rampant throughout this city through the threatened oc cupation of the Bulgarian army. The Turkish army has retreated to the last fortification outside the city. [ The sublime Porte seems to be panic stricken as well and appeals have been sent to the European pow ers asking for meditation and the ne gotiations of peace. CONWAY ADMITS GUILT. CHICACO, Nov. 4.?Following the confession of his wife, Charles N. Cramer, the clown name of James Conway, has admitted the killing of .Miss Singer, of Baltimore, whom he claims sought to induce Mrs. Conway to lead a life of shame. BISHOP ROWE GOES SOUTH TOMORROW. Rt. Rev. Blshon P. T. Rowe held services both in Juneau and Douglas yesterday, the attendance being large i in both places. Bishop Rowe will leave for Seattle j tomorrow on the Humboldt where he | will officiate at the marriage of Frank J. Wettrick and Miss Mary Maloney, of Juneau, which will take place at the New Washington hotel. The bishop will return to Ketchikan ' in a couple of weeks, and after a short stay there will leave for Cal ifornia. where he will remain until .March. He will then visit this section again. Alaska has no warmer friend than Bishop Rowe, and his voice and influence are always active in behalf of the territory and its people, which no man knows better than him self. A "STRAW BALLOT FOR PRESIDENT. It is proposed to take a "straw vote" for president tomorrow at the polling place, city hall. Ballots bear ing the names of all the candidates will be printed and the voter can vote for his choice. There will be a man in hand to take care of the ballots and see that they are properly deposited and counted. 0. E. Davis is confined to St. Ann's hospital. .Mr. and Mrs. M. Mayer are guests of the Occidental hotel, having ar rived on the City of Seattle yester day. Mr. Mayer is connected with the house of Mayer Brothers, Seattle. Mrs. M. Bean, of the Unique Mil linery store, is suffering from an at tack of neuralgia. Judge Grover Winn, of the com missioner's court, this morning dis missed the assault case of F. A. Hile against Richard Johnson and as sessed the costs to the complainant in the action. Both parties reside in Douglas. The Empire office for Job printing of all kinds. | BIG BATTLE | NOW RAGING VIENNA, Nov. 4.?A fearful battle is raging near the bridge acrosB the Maritza river. The Turks are showing extraordi nary stubborncsH and are continual ly bringing up reserves. The Bul garians are showing a supreme con tempt of death. Not equaled by the Turkish soldiers. The correspondent of the Vienna Iteichpost, who is with the Bulgar ian army, says that Adrianople will fall within a week by starving out the Turks, or sooner by the ruthless bom bardment of the town by the allied forces. LONDON, Nov. 4.?A dispatch re ceived here by the Central News Agency says that the Bulgarians are hammering at the gates of Constan tinople, and that the people are In a panic. A SAMPLE OF TURKISH BRUTALITY. SOFIA, Nov. 4.?before the evacu ation of Burnarhissar, which they had captured, the Turkish troops shut up two hundred Bulgarians in the bar racks and then set the buildings on Are. BILL PRIMROSE SUED. WHITE PLAINS. N. Y., Nov. 4.? Mrs. Primrose, wife of Billy Prim rose, the world-famed minstrel, is sue Ing her husband for divorce on the grounds of cruelty and desertion. WILSON WOULD DECLINE. LONG BEACH, N. Y., Nov. 4.? During a speech here Governor Wil son Baid that if he knew "he could have the presidency-and could know that he would not have the support of both houses of Congress he would decline it." NEGOTIATING FOR PEACE. * LONDON, Nov. 4. ? Active nego tiations are progressing in London with a view of bringing the Balkan war to an end. Secretary of Foreign Affairs Grey has been conferring with the Rus sian, Austrian, Turkish, Italian and Bulgarian ambassadors, but the re sult of the conference has not been divulged. Old Pioneer Passes Away Wm. H. Phillips, lovingly designat ed ns "Grandpa" Phillips, by all the Inhabitants of Juneau, was suddenly stricken with pneumonia and passed away at his garden home about seven o'clock Saturday evening. Mr. Phil lips contracted Influenza about a week ago and Dr. Simpson who had been culled gave hint the best of at tention, but age and activity had done their work und on Saturday evening a sudden collapse resulted lu death. Mr. Phillips was 76 years of age having been born at Schuylkill Ha ven, Penn., on Jan. 13 1837. Deceased came to Juneau In 1895 and settled on the land which became his home during all the succeeding years. The house In which he lived 1b located on city property being part of the cemetery grounds, but he had been granted a life tenure by the city gov ernment on account of his early set | tlemcnt and the esteem In which he was held by the people of Juneau. Adjoining his home he had acquired title to a half acre of ground through purchase from Shattuck & Casey. This land he had reduced to a high state of cultivation and had for many years catered to the wants of Juneau in the matter of vegetables. His gar den was always a success owing to the care he bestowed on it In the early efforts at gardening ho had Wm. Klnehart associated with him The lntter, however, left for i interior Alaska and was killed In | Fairbanks. Mr. Phillips continued making his livlihood from the garden exclusively | until about two years ago when he 1 found the task growing too hard and l went into the chicken business; how ever. he continued raising potatoes, ! harvesting this fall 80 bushels from his small tract. He was very enor getic and worked up to the moment 'of his illness. H. Pcehan lived with him in his lust duyB at the little farm house. According to H. Pcehan and J. R. Dull, who knew Phillips well, he drove overland from Minnesota to Se attle in 1895, but remained there only a short time, coming direct_ to Ju neau. Mr. Phillips had a nephew, John T. Phillips, who lives in Spo kane, a brother in Tacoma, a sister at his old Pennsylvania home, and a niece, Miss Steinhoff, in Philadelphia. Mr. Phillips had been married before lie left Minnesota. The funeral took place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from C. W. Young Co.*8 chapel. GOV. WILSON IS INJURED PRINCETON, N. J., Nov. 4.?While Governor Wlliion was returning from Redbank today his automobile struck a mound In the road and hurled him against a steel rib of the limousine In flicting a three-Inch scalp wound. He will, however, be able to All speaking engagements tonight at Patterson and Passaic. WOMAN POISONER CONFE88E8. LOS ANGELES. Nov. 4.?Con 8citnce stricken after being deserted by her husband Mrs. Pansy Lesh, twenty-four years old, surrendered to the police here, stating that she had murdered Mrs. E. M. Quaintance, of Green Ridge, Mo., and Miss Eliza Coe, of Sedalla. Mo., by giving them "Rought on Rats." SEDALIA, Mo., Nov. 4. ? The au thorities here recall that both the women mentioned In Mrs. Leah's confession died under suspicious cir cumstances on the dates given by the Lesh woman, though there was no In vestigation. SEDALIA, Mo.. Nov. 4. ? Sheriff Henderson, of thlB county, has tele graphed the I*os Angeles authorities to hold Mrs. LeBh until his arrival. eighteen favor hadley. NEW YORK, Nov. 4. ? Eighteen out of twenty-four national commit teemen who have been heard from, have declared In favor of Gov. Had ley for the vice presidential vacancy. taft pleads for support. NEW YORK. Nov. 4.?Before he departed for Cincinnati today where ho will vote tomorrow, President Taft declared that the record of the Re publican party entitled it to the sup port of the coi.ntry. ballooni8t in st. petersburg KANSA8 CITY, Mo., Nov. 4.?A ca blegram from Balloonist Watts, statcB that he landed near St. Peters burg. He hints that he had been im prisoned by the Russians, but that he is well. Subscribe for The Daily Empire. Seattle Chamber of Commerce Discriminates Recently the Seattle Chamber of Commerce Issued a circular letter, ad dressed to all members of the cham ber," merchants and business men throughout" Seattle, requesting them to patronize the Alaska Steamship Company. The circular was headed "Shipments to Alaska," and was ac companied by a statement of the ex penditures of the Alaska Steamship Company in Seattle, as given by Vice President R. W. Baxter. It reads: Large Seattle Expenditure. "The executive committee requests that each one of the members of the transportation bureau carefully read the inclosed statement, made by offi cials of the Alaska Steamship Com pany, showing that it expends in the city of Seattle nearly two million dol lars per annum for supplies, repairs, etc.; that all posible repairs and sup plies are secured in Seattle, to the exclusion of any other city; that It does not receive sufficient support from the city of Seattle, and if better support is not given, it may be found necessary to withdraw some of its I steamers from the Alaska routeB and place them elsewhere. It Is hoped that every member will do his best in the future to support this line In every way possible. It is the only steamship line plying to Alaska that is purely a Seattle line." The chamber of commerce's circu lar naturally raised a storm of pro test from the other steamship com panies dolug business In Alaska, and the Seattle Commercial Club went on record as being opposed to the discri mination on the part of the Se attle Chamber of Commerce, assert ing that the action taken was a detri ment to the business interests of that city. The resolutions follow: "Whereas, the transportation bu reau of the New Seattle Chamber of Commerce, through Its executive committee, has Issued a bulletin, ad dressed to all members of the New Seattle Chamber of Commerce, mer chants and business houses, request ing same to patronize exclusively the Alaska Steamship Company, and, "Whereas the action of Baid New Chamber of Commerce is a direct at-1 tempt to influence the shipping trade of this city in behalf of special in-* torests, to the injury of other steam ship companies, to-wlt: Pacific Coast Steamship Company, Alaska Coast Steamship Company, Humboldt Steamship Company, AlaBka-Paclflc Steamship Company, Northland Steamship Company, W. F. Swan & Co., and others, and Also Spend Much Money. "Whereas, the aforesaid companies spend in the city of Seattle large sums of money per annum fpr sup plies, repairs, etc., and further give support to many men represented by their officers and crews, who arc cit izens of Seattle, having homes and families therein, "Now, therefore, be It resolved, that the Seattle Commercial Club goes on record as being opposed to said discriminative action on the part of the New Seattle Chamber of Com merce on the ground)} that said ac tion Is unjustified, unwarranted and a detriment to the business interests of the city of Seattle." L. McNaughton, of Victoria, B. C., and John F. Coats, of Spokane, Wash ington, were passengers on the steam City of Seattle last night. These gentlemen are interested in some cop per properties near Chichagof. The Republican National Commit tee will select a candidate for vice president, to be voted for in the electoral college when that body meets next January. This action is made necessary by the detath of Vice President Sherman. Of course if Mr. Taft should fail of re-election the naming of another vice presiden tial candidate will be a mere formal ity, the only significance of which will be the mere honor that goes with It. The Bteamship Humboldt arrived this, morning at seven o'clock bring ing 67 tons of freight. She sailed for Skagway at 11 a. m. Miss Gertrude Hurlbut was suc cessfully operated upon this morning for appendicitis at St Anne's hospital by Dr. Eggington. She is now root ing comfortably. O. H. Allen and Peter Ibsen ar rived from Haines and are stopping at the Circle City hotel. Let Winter & Pond do your fram ing. Latest designs in mouldings just received. "* Your Christmas list can be filled at the Winter & Pond store. Special line of ready to mail gifts. ??? Mrs. Jack Trompen Is confined to St. Ann's hospital. It Is not believed her illness is serious. John 0. Bellows, of Sheep Creek, returned yesterday after spending two days in Juneau on business. PURE APPLE CIDER 50c Gallon Sanitary Grocery Phcne 85 The Dally Empire delivered in Ju neau, Douglas and Treodwell for $1.00 a month. REPORTS INDICATE WILSON'S ELECTION NKW YORK, Nov. >?.?On the eve of .the presidential election tomor row nation-wide reports indicate that Governor Woodrow Wilson, of New Jersey, will be an easy winner. In New York there is active betting on the result, the odds being live to ono on Wilson. There was a cessation of activi ties at midnight on Saturday and each party spent yesterday In re couping strength for the final on slaught today. It is generally conceded that the presidential campaign this year has had few, if any, parallels in the his tory of the nation. Its features have been many and sensational, includ ing the tragic as marked by the at tompt on Colonel Roosevelt's life In Milwaukee. Now on the verge of the battle of the ballots, as was to have been ex pected, each campaign manager cluims a certnln victory. What Is perhaps more to the point each pro duces figures to support his state ment. Outaido of the South, which it Is conceded Wilson will carry, no cam paign manager will make a single further concession, one way or an other. Statements Issued. Governor Wilson on Saturday night gave out the following statement: "The issue is now clearly made up and goes to the people. I, for one, do not doubt the verdict." United States Senator Joseph M. Dixou, campaign manager for the Progressives, says: "The nation will be astounded at the enormous vote for Roosevelt. All the Indications point to a Roose velt landslide, and no one questions that the choice of the nation will be either Roosevelt or Wilson. Presi dent Taft has been practically elimin ated." Charles D. Hllles, chairman of the Republican National Committee says: "The supremacy of the Republican party will be reassured on Tuesday. President Taft has made great gains during -the closing weeks of the cam paign." NEW YORK, Nov. 4. ? The Now York IIcrald'B flnul poll of the cam j paigu In a number of states, Idaho, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont and Maine, gives Wilson, I'.GO: Taft, 27; Roosevelt, 7. Washington, California, Colorado, Illinois, .Massachusetts, Monluua, Now Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Penn sylvania, and Wyoming are classed us doubtful. Kor many years past the lleruld's election forecasts have been unusually accurate. The New York World says that Wilson will carry thirty-nine states with a plurality of 484,000, and that Taft will carry Washington. Wyom ing, Colorado, Utah, Idaho. New Hampshire, and Vermont. Roose velt, the World says, will get lh? electoral vote of Kansas and North Dakota. Between Roosevelt and WlUon. CHICAGO, Nov. +.?Joseph K. Da vis, western manager of the Doni-? cr&tic national campaign, in a slg.u-d statement, issued here yesterday, says that the race has narrowed to Wil son and Roosevelt. The ?tateinciil 'adds that "this annouuccineiit is made in order that the Democrats I may know the situation arid g?? ? ra j themselves accordingly." | Vote To Exceed All Records. NEW YORK, Nov. 4.?The Indira i tions here all Indicate that the vote for president in this state and ! throughout the country, will exceed J all former records. The reports from all states also Indicate th&t that there is Intense iiartluuiisiii every where. Colonel Roosevelt has made the charge that iu New York state the Republican leaders arc urging the voters to support Wilson. Dennett Makes Alaska Ruling WASHINGTON, Nov. 4.?An im portant ruling has been made by Fred Dennelt, chief commissioner of the general land oltice, which affects the time of residence required on homesteads iu Alaska. In his ruling Commissioner Dennet holds that the law reducing to three years the period of residence on homesteads is operative in Alaska as well as elsewhere in the United StateB. GEN. O'REILLY DEAD. WASHINNGTON, Nov. 4. ? Major General O'Reilly, of the United States aruiy, died today of uraemic poison ing. ROOSEVELT ALSO APPEALS. OYSTER BAY, N. Y.. Nov. 4.?Col onel Theodore Roosevelt today gave out a s' tement in which he says: "I wish to appeal to the citizens through out the country, to support the Pro gressive movement, which Btands for righteousness and fair dealing." PLENTY OF TIME TO VOTE. Gen. Superintendent Klnzle Issues Due Notice. General Superintendent Robert A. Klnzle, of the Alaska Trcadwell Gold Mining Co., Alaska Mexican Gold Miulng Co., and the Alaska United Gold Mining Co. caused the follow ing notices to be posted today at all the Treadwell offices and other con spicuous places in Treadwell: "To enable all citizens employed underground in the mines of the above uamcd companies to vote, the underground work will be suspend ed from 12 o'clock noon, to 7 p. in., Nov. 6. 1912. "The foremen of the different mills and surface departments will ar range to allow all citizens ample time and opportunity to cast their votes. "The above mills and surface de partments will not be closed." ELECTION TEA. At Taylor's Ice Creim Parlors to morrow from 2 to 5 the Ladles' Aid will have something for everybody. Coffee and sandwiches, or tea and cake, fifteen cents. TERRITORIAL POLITICS. Statements of 8ome of the Legisla tive Candidates. Emery Valentine, candidate for territorial senator, today staled tliut ho believed the Progressive t. rritor ial ticket would sweep this division "I think I know uu much about tit. situation as any one else," lie said, "and that Ib my opinion, but I shall i not cease workiiig until the polls un closed. The people know ine, and ! know that I have been able to do things politically, heretofore, and that I will perform what 1 promise. It has I been said that our platform promises will not be kept, but I say that every plank in that platform will be car ried out if progressives are in a ma jority in the legislature." H. T. Tripp, candidate for the ter ritorial Senate, on the non-partisan ticket had this to say: "The vote of the people will decide tomorrow, who is to represent them in the Senate and the House of Itup resentatlve8. As for me, if elected, I will go into otllce without promise to any party clique or clun. I stand for what is right as near as I know all the time, without fear or favor, which is the platform iu subetunce of the non-partisan party." John Keck, candidate (or the low* er house on the Progressive Homo Itulo ticket, >vus asked for a state ment this afternoon. Mr. Keck stat ed that he not only expected to have a comfortnble plurality after the votes are counted but that he believed the entire ticket would hsve a majority of the votes cast Mr. Keck Insists that the legislature can accomplish much good despite the limitations placed in the organic act of the ter ritory. J. M. Tanner, candidate for Sena tor on the non-partisan ticket before he left for his home In Skagway, said that his ticket would poll 75 per cent of the* Skagway vote, and that the outlook for Its success throughout the division was excellent. Sowerby & Bell have received ca ble advices that the Alkl sailed from Seattle for Juneau today. Henry Moses, the well-known fur buyer, returned on the Georgia Sat usday from a business trip to Haines. Billy I>awson, an old Juucaulto, re turned on the Humboldt today after a prolonged visit in the interior of Alaska.