THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL 1 NO \ JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER, 7, 1912. PRICE 10 CENT8.
BULGARIANS WIN A GREAT BATTLE
ONLY TEMPORARY DEFEAT
SAYS W. M. BAYLESS
\V. M. Bayless. Republican nation
al Committeeman for Alaska, yester
day received a telegram from the ed
itor of the New York World, based
presumably on the results of the vot
ing on Tuesday, as follows:
"What will be the future of the Re
publican party? Will it be absorbed
by the Progressives or will it main
tain its organization. An expression
of your views will be appreciated.
Answer by wire prepaid."
Mr. Bayless moderately but (Irmly
Insists that there Is not the slightest
chance of the Bull Moosers absorb
ing the Republican party. "Absorp
tion." says Mr. Bayless. "means fus
ion. and this 1 take to bo an impos
sible contingency. The Republican
organization will be maintained in my
opinion indefinitely, or as loug as a
quorum can be gathered to transact
business. We have met a temporary
defeat only. The following wire which
he sent this morning expresses his
"Editor Evening World: The Re
publican party will maintain Its or
ganization and rise from defeat. Pro
gressives or Insurgents are not Re
publicans and will never absorb the
Republican party. We happen to be
merely temporarily defeated, not an
nihilated. WILLIAM S. BAYLESS.
OYSTER BAY. Nov. 7.?Up to the
present. Colonel Roosevelt has de
clined to make any extnded comment
upon the results of the rcent election.
He has not as yet fully recovered from
his wound and the attendant shock.
He declared today, however, that
the tight must go on. and when I have
all the facts I will make a state
GOV. McGOVERN RE-ELECTED.
MILWAUKEE. Wis. Nov. 7. ?Re
turns received from nearly all the pre
cincts of this state show that Gov.
Thomas P. McGovern has been re
elcted by a small plurality. He is a
SEATTLE, Nov. 7. ? Governor M.
E. Hay. Republican, now is in the lead
and will probably be elected gover
nor, although the vote as indicated by
the returns may be close between Hay
and Lister, the Democratic candidate.
Hodge. Progressive, is running third.
LOWER HOUSE HAS
A BIG MAJORITY.
NEW YORK, Nov 7.?The latest
returns show that the Democratic
majority in the state assembly has
been increased by sixty-nine.
$1,000 an Hour
Taken By Dredge
G. C. Cux, of the Yukon Gold Min
ing Co., Dawson, was a passenger ar
riving or. the Alameda from the West
last night. Mr. Cux is en route to
Dawson. He left Iditarod on Sept.
24. went to Fairbanks and thence over
the trail to Chltina and Cordova, as
the most expeditious way of reaching
his destination in the Yukon terri
The dredge installed this year on
Flat Creek, in the iditarod district,
has been doing good work, as much as
$1,000 an hour having beer, taken out
of the Marietta claim, but that ground
was phenomenally rich.
TO BE REPAIRED
The cableship Burnisde left Seat
tle today to repair the Ketchikan
Wrangell cable. After the repairs are
made it is expected that the cableship
will visit Juneau, and perhaps other
Alaska coast points.
The Wrangell-Ketchikan cable has
been out of commission for several
COURT TERM RE-SET.
The term of court which was set
for November 25. has been re-set for
Dec 9 on account of the fact that
Judge Lyons will go to Valdez to
take the place of Judge Overfleld.
Judge Overfleld will come to Juneau
and open the December term.
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T. J. Walsh Will
HKI.KXA, Mont.. Nov. 7.?The elec
tion of Thomas J. Walsh. Democrat,
to succeed Joseph M. Dixon in the
United States Senate is conceded.
Walsh carried the state in the late
election and the legislature will be
Mr. Walsh was formerly attorney
general of Montana. He was a mem
ber of the Baltimore National Con
vention and was secretary of the com
mittee on platform and resolutions.
NOME, Nov. 7.?Nearly complete
returns from this division show that
the following men have been elected
to the legislature. Th precincts yet
to be heard from will not materially
alter the result. The election was
quiet. The members-elect are: El
wood Bruner, Republican; Conrad
Freeding, Democrat; Chas D. Jones,
Progressive, J. C. Kennedy, Republi
can, E. Grimm. Republican, and W.
Dispatch received by The Empire
last night from Valdez, after it had I
gone to press, reads: R. D. Gray, of
Katalla, .Milo Kelly, representatives
on the non-partisan ticket, elected.
Dr. Boyle, Progressive, is also
elected. The senatorial ticket is in
Mr. Huno Hoyer, manager of the
Vendsyssel Packing Co.'s plant at
Kake. arrived in Juneau on the Fox
Mr. Hoyer says that his company
has had a very sucessful season and
that his plant is still busy and it is
expected to continue operations up
The Vendsyssel Packing Co. makes
a specialty of packing mild cured
King salmon and is not engaged in
the canning business as vet
Mr. Hoyer will leave on the Prin
cess May tonight on a brief business
trip to the Coast cities expecting to
return in about three weeks at which
time it is probable some important
changes may be announced.
The vote at Kake totaled eight
votes and three of the voters had
cast their ballots and were passen
gers on the Fox. The vote he thinks
will be evenly divided between the
non-partisan and Progressive tickets.
ALAMEDA HAS A
BIG PASSENGER LIST.
The Alameda, which arrived from
the Westward last night, had 250 pas
sengers for the south. Among them
were Deputy Marshal Al. Sullivan, of
Valdez, who was taking out two pris
oners to McNeil's island; J. K. Mc
Lean, proprietor of the Northern sa
loon, Valdez, this being his first trip
out in fourteen years. Chris Gray, a
Valdez prospector is going to Okla
homa to spend the winter with rela
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 7.?The Tur
kish army has been completely
crushed after a battle lasting two
days, near a serai, or rest-house, on
the Torchle line.
According to the reports received
40,000 Turks were engaged In the bat
tle, and thousands were killed and
The victorious Bulgarians are pur
suing their defeated enemies.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 7. ? A
council of ministers was held lute
last night to consider mediation mean-1
ures and to consider plans for the |
protection of the city.
It is reported that preparations are
being made by the Sultan to leave
Constantinople and go to ftrusai in
Asia Minor J.i case the Bulgarians ef
fect the capture of the Tc.iatalja
lines, outside the fortifications of
*i he water supply has ooen cut of
at Adiianople, and it is belie' od that
the town must soon fall iaty the
hands of the Bulgarian army. It is
also reported that there is much suf
fering within the city.
j ROME, Nov. 7. ? Advices received
here from Monastir state that that
place has surrendered to the Servian
QUEBEC, Nov. 7.? The steamship
Royal George, of the Allan line,
bound for Liverpool, is hung up on a
rock in the St. Lawrence river. The
Royal George has nine hundred pas
sengers on board, but they are not
in danger. The steamer struck the
rock in a fog.
ARE ON WATCH
MALTA, Nov. 7.?7our British battle
ships and a flotilla of torpedo destroy
ers are proceeding to the Eastern
Mediteranean, their objective point
not being known, but they are prob
ably destined for Constantinople
around which great Interest is cen
tered. A British warship is now in
LARGE HALIBUT SHIPMENT.
O. E. Head, the longshore boss, had
a large gang busy until 11 o'clock
last night stowing fresh halibut
aboard the liner Alameda. Over 100,
000 pounds were in the cargo. The
day before the Humboldt took 40,000
NA2INA MINE OPERATOR.
Geo. Max Esterly tl.e well known hy
draulic operator In the Xazina passed
Soutt on the Alameda. Esterly said
that he had a very successful seas
on. Mrs. Esterly, who was with her
husband during the summer's work
accompanied him on the journey. They
will winter In Boston and New York.
STEWART WOOD RECOVERING.
Stuart Wood is able to be out in
the streets with the aid of crutches
after lying in the hospital for many
Mr. Woods was very badly crushed
by the tipping of a donkey engine
on the Salmon Creek works of the
Alaska-Gastineau Company. It was
feared for a time that he would be
permanently disabled. Mr. Wood is
now hopeful of recovering the full
use of his lower limbs which had been
Your Christmas list can bo filled
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line of ready to mail gifts.
R. J. S. Mills, an architect of Cor
dova, is in town. He will open an of
WILSON HAS 439
VOTES IN COLLEGE
NEW YORK, Nov. 7.?According to
the returns received here today, Wil
son has not only carried Kansas, but
the state of Illinois was placed In the
Wilson column today. On the other
hand Minnesota Is placed In the Pro
gresslve column, Roosevelt having
carried that state according to the
returns received here today.
This makes Wilson's total In the
Elctoral College 439 with 92 votes di
vided between Taft and Roosevelt. 1
HONEST MEN NEED NOT FEAR
PRINCETON, N. J., Nov. 7? Pres-1
ident-Elect Woodrow Wilson last [
night issuod a statement in which he
"There is absolutely nothing for the
honest and enlightened business men j
of the country to fear from a Demo-'
lie also thanked President Tatf for
tiie expression of his good wishes and j
extended his "warm personal regards"
to the president. He also extended
Ills cordial good wishes" to Colonel
Asked about the calling of an ex
tra session Immediately afteT his in
auguration, Gov. Wilson said he had
not given such matters any thought
as yet. "I am not on a hair-trigger,"
ENGLISH PRESS COMMEND WILSON
LONDON. Nov. 7.?All the London
newspapers in commenting upon the
presidential election speak highly of
President- Klect Wilson in their edi
The Westminster Gazette sayB: "The
people of the United States are clear
ly ripe for new men and new meas
uros," and it adds: "the American
people are tired of their professional
The Standard in an exteneded ar
ticle on American politics says:
"Mr. Wilson will command the con
fidence of his own country and the
NOW AT HAINES
The Alaska railroad Commission,
composed of Major Morrow, of the
United States army, chairman; Lieut.
Commander Cox. Alfred H. Brooks
and E. Ingersoll, came down from
Cordova on the Alameda to Seduc
tion point, where they were met by
the government tug Peterson and ta
ken to Haines.
At Haines, it is understood that
they.will look over the feasibility of
thut place as a railroad terminus, and
will look over a p^rt of the pro
posed railroad route to the interior.
It is expected that the commission
will stop at Juneau on their way
south, which will be in the course of
a few dayB.
Prank M. Ryan
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Nov. 7.?
Specific changes are made here by
the government attorneys that Frank
M. Ryan, president of the Ironworkers'
Union, planned the systematic dyna
miting which took place throughout
the country a few years ago, among
which was the iblowlng-up of the Los
Angeles Times building and the kill
ing of twenty-one men.
I SEATTLE, Nov. 7.?J. A. Falconer
and J. W. Bryan, Progressives, for
Congressmen- at- large, have been
| elected in this state by largo plural
The result in Washington districts
is still in doubt. In the First, Hum
phrey, Republican, Landon, Progres
sive, and Heifner, Democrat, are
running very close.
Many governorships throughout the
States are still in doubt.
Ed. Cudihee, Democrat, hu* been
elected sheriff of King County.
CHICAGO, Nov. 7.?It is ostlmatcd
that Wilson will carry Illinois by
only 200 votes.
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7.?Both par
tics have demanded n recount in Los
Angeles County, the result In the
state, depending upon the vote of
CINCINNATI. O., Nov. 7. ? Con
gressman Nicholas Longworth ap
pears to be defeated by Bowdle, Dem
IN THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT.
Ben Lee Granger was arraigned in
the commissioner's court for selling
liquor to Indians. He had a hearing
at 2 p. m. today and was bound over
to await action of the grand Jury.
Frank Lewis was arrested on com
plaint to the United States Marshal's
office on charge of defacing a build
ing yesterday, he plead guilty and
was fined $10.00 and costs by Judge
Winn of the commissioner's court
PRINCETON, N. J., Nov. 7.?Pres
ident-Elect Woodrow Wilson, accom
panied by his wife and three daugh
ters, "will sail for Bermuda on Nov.
16, on a private pacht, which will be
placed at the disposal of Gov. Wil
NEW YORK, Nov. 7?The latest re
turns from the interested states indi
cate that woman suffrage has been
carried in Michigan, Oregon, Kansas
and Arizona, and was defeated in Wis
COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 7.?President
Taft has expressed tlie hope that a
National Republican club will be or
ganized by the party adherents. He
says that the party will continue to
oxist, and that though it has been de
feated it has not been annihilated.
CINCINNATI, Nov. 7, 1912. ? The
victory for the Democratic party In
this state was complete. Wilson has
carried the state by 134,000, aud Cox,
Democrat, for governor, will have a
still greater plurality. All the Demo
cratic Congressmn have been re-elct
ed, and this legislature will elect a
Democrat to succeed United S.ates
Senator Theodore E. Burton.
NELS JOHNSON DEAD.
TREADWELL, Nov. 7. ?At seven
o'clock this morning, while on his
way to his office, Nels Johnson, tore
man of the Ready Bullion mine, was
stricken with heart failure, and died
before help could arrive. He had
ascended the flrst and second flights
of stairs leading from the rear of
the mill, and the exertion was too
much, for ho, as his body was found
on the second landing, in nearly the
same spot where he received a sim
ilar stroke about two months ago.
Mr. Johnson spent the past month at
tho Springs and was supposed to have
recovered from the first stroke.
Mr. Johnson was a married man
with a family of four children. He
was a member of the Odd Fellows
and the Knights of Pythias.
RETURNS COMING IN
A great deal of interest Is being
manifested In town over the local
election and returns are anxiously
Bought, though it is hardly possible
bo far that the returns to be received
will materially change the result, as
already Indicated by the returns now
Returns for the First division are
very slow getting in and as yet, save
the eight precincts published today,
there Is nothing officially known of
the result but from unofficial sources
it would seem fhat the non-partisan
ticket Is safely elected.
The heavy majorities in previous
unofllcial reports from Sitka and
Skagway the two heaviest precincts
in the North have not been denied
and it is believed thut conservative
estimate will give the non-partisans
a plurality throughout the district of
about 150 votes.
A flash bulletin from Ketchikan
brings the intelligence that the Pro
gressive ticket is running third. The
Socialists have 117 and the non-par
tisans, 116; all straight tickets.
This will be further confirmation
that the Progressive ticket is prob
Official returns from eight of the
nine precincts in this recording dis
trict have been .filed and are herewith
appended, Kilsinoo having not yet
DOUGLAS, NO. 1.
La Fevre 34
Bland ..,,.. 22.
DOUGLAS, NO. 2.
La Fevre 15
Tanner .... 24
StubblnB v 38
Valentine .. 25
Le Fevre 22
Le Pevre . 2
Le Fevro 8
Le Fovre 8
Valentine .\>X.. 188
Le Fevro .....159
Le Fevre 30
SUMMARY OF OFFICIAL RETURNS
Le Pevre 278
Thomas ? 311
The total vote of each precinct
were: Juneau, 450; Douglas, No. 1?
134; Douglns, No. 2., 64; Sliver Bow,
36; Sheep Creek, 20; Salmon Creek,
11; Mendenhall, 14, and Treadwell,
OREGON SENATORIAL CONTEST
PORTLAND. Ore., Nov. 7.?In the
race for Senator, Harry Lane, Demo
crat, and Ben Selling, Republican, are
running close. Senator Bourne is
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