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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1, NO. 7. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1912. PRICE 10 CENT8. APPEAL ISSUED FOR HOLY WAR WILSON WILL DODGE POLITICAL CALLERS PRINCETON. N. J.. Nov. 9.?Pres ident-Elect Wilson, it is said, has de cided to leave on a three weeks' va cation so as to be out of the reach of political callers. It is stated that Gov. Wilson is much in need of rest so that he may get into physical coudition for the ses sion of the New Jersey legislature, and to make arrangements for his presidential administration. He will probably sail for Bermuda within a few day8. GREAT PROGRESS IN COPPER RIVER SECTION Jas. Sherlock, superintendent of' the .Mother Lode Company, a New York concern that Is developing some property across the divide from the Kennecott mines on .McCarthy creek, is a southbound passenger on the Ad miral Sampson. .Mr. Sherlock stated that he closed down active wor kfor the season on October 25, and that he was on his way to the Coast cities. According to Mr. Sherlock the Cop per river country is showing up well. During the closing days of the seas on he was harassed by grub shortage which was occasioned by the land slides on the Copper River and North western railroad. The copper properties are showing up better all the time. Mr. Sherlock says, and that with the change of national administrations and the adoption of a new policy toward Alas ka. the country will progress rapidly. The Valdez section is also improv ing. The new gold quartz strike on the Telkel river at Mile 109 has been prospected sufficiently to war rant the belief that it is of consid erable importance. The people of Valdez are very cheerful and look forward to better times. The people to the westward were intensely interested in the na tional campaign and there is much rejoicing over the success of Mr Wil son. The returns were displayed at a moving picture show and some way conceived the notion of bulleting Mr. Frame's vote on the screen followed by the legend: "Frame, the liar that published Truth in Cordova." Mr. Sherlock expects to come North again in about two months and will endeavor to spend tome time in and about Juneau. CHILDREN INJURED WHILE COASTING The first pronounced snowfall of the season occurred last night and this morning many youngsters of the i town were coasting down the hills in reckless disregard of the danger in curred. Percy and Marion Pond, children of Mr. and Mrs. K. P. Pond, slid down the steep hill with very disastrous re- j suits about 10 o'clock this morning. The little ones collided with a pass ing team. Marion was badly bruised and Percy sustained a fractured rib. The injured children were taken home and medical attention given them. Mayor Bishop today will issue a proclamation governing coasting so as to obviate accidents. CLUB MEETING POSTPONED. TREADWELL, Nov. D.?The regu lar Saturday evening show given by the Treadwell Club will be postponed until Monday evening next, on account of the death of Nels G. Johnson. | ANSWERING THE CALL. Tbe call of the Moose last night brought into the herd ten young ones. The local organization of the "Loyal Order of Moose" Is growing by leaps and bounds. Contesting teams are bringing many applicants. YAKATAGA OPERATORS GOING OUTSIDE. Kay Smith, Fred Parsons and W. M Kberley, who are associated with Mr. Nichols, of the Pacific Coast Gypsum Company, in extensive placer mining operations at Yakataga, were passengers on the Sampson last night. They have been mining in that sec tion for several years and have had very good success this past season. The operations having closed for the year, they are going out for the win ter. JUNIORS HAVE A PLEASANT SOCIAL. Nine girls of the Junior class of the Presbyterian church had a pleas ant social time in the basement of the church last evening. Two of the members. Miss Mary Connor and Miss Garnet Laughlin, provided a lunch. Part of the evening was devoted to sewing and the young ladies report an enjoyable time. Mrs. W. G. Beattie chaperoned the party. SALMON PACK MOVING BETTER Charles Goldstein, the well known Juneau merchant, returned last night from a short business visit in Seat tle and Portland. Mr. Goldstein says that business conditions in the Coast cities that he visited are quiet. The Salmon pack is moving better. One reasou for the dullness of the salmon business, Mr. Goldstein says, was the uncertainty that always sur rounds a presidential contest. Now that it is over he looks for a general improvement all along the lines of business activity. Mr. Goldstein was accompanied on his trip by his son Marion, who also returned with him. ARRIVALS ON THE SPOKANE. Passengers arriving on the Spokane last night were: Chas. Goldstein, M. Goldstein. I. Goldstein. Geo. H. Whit ney and wife, J. R. Winn, A. E. Dick erson and wife, B. Woodward, W. D. Grass. Ed. Jones, Walter Perry, Mrs. L. McKinnon, Miss Willa Edmanster, Geo. C. Burford, Sister M. Sherdon, Sister M. Plaines, and A. W. Sinclair. TO ENLARGE PLANT. T. J. Quinn, of the Valdez Tele phone, Light & Power Co., 1b on the Admiral Sampson, en route to San Francisco. Mr. Quinn says that the future is looking bright for Valdez. The main object of his journey is to purchase new machinery to enlarge the plant at Valdez. PADDY GRIFFIN DROPS DEAD. Paddy Griffin, a well known charac ter in Juneau, aged 45, dropped dead of heart disease in front of Green's second hand store on lower Franklin street about 3:45 this afternoon. The body was taken to the Second avenue undertaker. CAPTURE TWO MORE FORTS. SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 9.?The Bul garians today captured two more of the outer forts of Adrianople. Acting Governor Diston today ap pointed John E. Worden a notary public at Wrangell. John I. E. Nelson was adjudged in sane yesterday and Deputy McLean will leave with the afflicted man for ML Tabor Oregon, on the Spokane to morrow. ALLIES THREATEN THE CAPITAL OF TURKEY VIENNA, Nov. 9. ? Kalmal Pasha today told the foreign ambassadors at Constantinople that the Sultan would perish rather than abandon the Moslem capital, according to a re port received here today. It Is thought that the end of the Balkan war apparently is In sight. The Powers forming the Trlppie al liance, and the Triple entente, Great Britain, France and Russia, however, are divided as to the policy to be adopted so as to bring.about the re establishment of peace. x LONDON. Nov. 9.?An uncensored dispatch to tho Daily Chronicle says that the Greek troops occupied Sa lonika after a terrible massacre had been committed by tho Turks. The non-Motilein population was as saulted in all quarters of the town and a scene of savage butchery was the result, neither age nor sex, it is claimed, having been spared by the savage Turkish soldiers] The Greek and Bulgarian troops not only occupied the town, but they took 27,000 Turkish soldiers as pris oners. I RETREAT ON CONSTANTINOPLE SOFIA, Bulgaria. Nov. 9.?The news of the retreat of the Turkish army on Constantinople is expected hourly. It 1b the plan of the Bulgarian, Ser ivlan and Greek forces to march on I Constantinople arriving at the samo time near the Dardanelles. It is be j lieved that their victorious advance cannot be stayed and that the city by the Golden Horn Is doomed. It ; is also said that the Greek and Ser vian Crown Princes will carry the cross in triumph into the Mosque of St. Sophia, in Constantinople. ;? HOLY WAR PROCLAIMED. | CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 9. ? I Sheik El Islam, head of the Moslem hierarchy has issued a manifesto in which he makes an appeal for a holy war against the enemies of the Mob ' lem Church. The exodus of the civilian popula tion from the fighting zone contin ues. REJECT INTERVENTION. LONDON, Nov. 9. ? The Turkish Council of Ministers, it is reported, yesterday discussed the question of possible intervention of the powers | and decided not to entertain any such proposal at present, notwithstanding the- imminent danger of tho fall of I Constantinople. This decision is said to have been based upon the advice of Nazlb Pasha, commander of the Turkish.forces, who a few days since denounced the proposal in a dispatch . to his government. The appointment of Hussein Hllmi, hitherto Minister of JuBtice to the post of Turkish Ambassador to Aus tria-Hungary is taken as indicating that the Porte is making an effort to induce Austria to adopt a more ac tive policy in the Balkan situation, especially when the moment for Its solution arrives. In other words, Turkey 1b believed to be trying to se cure the support of Austria-Hungary. The Turkish press urges the Minis try not to consider any proposal of in tervention. The Tanln says the exist ing siutation is unfavorable to Tur key, and that diplomats should wait until the Ottoman army has taken the offensive before discussing the matter. THE SURRENDER Of CONSTANTINOPLE VIENNA, Nov. 8.?The correspond ent of the Vienna Reichpost, who is with the Bulgarian army, wrlteB his journal that Informal negotiations have been begun for the surrender of Constantinople. ATHENS. Greece, Nov. 8.?The Greek army commander, Prince Con stantino. has occupied Saloniki, a Turkish stronghold. FAILED TO GET ? BAIL FOR $30,0001 CHICAGO, Nov. 9.?Failing to se cure ^30,000 bail today Jack Johnson, , the Senatorial election insure the a charge of white slavery, was com mitted to the Cook County jail. HEARING LAND TITLE AT KODIAK! At Kodiak on Oct. 16, a hearing was held before United States Com missioner Stone in the controversy I between the Alaska Commercial Com pany and the Department of Agricul ture over the title to lands claimed by both the government experimen tal station and the Alaska Commercial Company. The government was rep resented by Mr. Snodgrass, of the Department of Agriculture. Mr. Snod grass is now a passenger on the Sampson en route to Seattle to su pervise the care of live stock re moved from the station. ADMIRAL SAMPSON ' IN FROM WESTWARD. The Admiral Sampson arrived from the westward at 6:30 last night bringing passengers for Juneau and leaving many aboard who are en route to the outside. The Juneau list follows: From Ka talla?Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Murray: from Iditarod?G. Geraghty; from Seward?A1 Wolf, Laura Moore; from Valdez?Mrs. Drum; from Cor dova?Gus Nygren, Geo. Butzer, C. W. Brennan, and Mr. Pollard. J. W. Moore and Mrs. Dunn, of Washington, D. C., were also passenger for Ju neau. There were sixteen in the steerage. A1 Watson is holding down Purser Strout's Job. The members of AiasKa Lodge, No. 1, K. of P., Juneau, will attend the funeral of Nets G. Johnson, at Doug las at 11 o'clock Sunday. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS, ATTENTION I Members of Alaska Lodge, No. 1, and all sojourning brethren are re quested to meet at the Ferry Float, Sunday morning, November 10, 1912, at eleven o'clock, to go to Douglas and, with North Star Lodge, No. 2. attend the funeral services of our Brother Knight, Nels G. Johnson. G. FRANK FORREST. C. C. MARTIN GEORGE, K. R. S. BIG CROP or CORN WASHINGTON, Nov. 9?A bulletin just iBsued by the Department of Ag riculture states that the corn crop of the United States this year was 3, 170,000,000 bushels,, the largest in the history of any country of the world. SHERMAN'S SUCCESSOR. NEW YORK, Nov. 9.?A meeting has been called for Nov. 12, at which the Republican National Committee will select Sherman's successor on the Republican ticket. SENATOR WILSON'S FUNERAL. CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind., Nov. 9. ?Senator John L. Wilson, of Seattle, will be buried here tomorrow. SALOONS MUST QUIT. SEATTLE, Nov. 9.?Forty-five Bal oons in unincorporated towns In King County were voted out at the recent election. COLORADO LEGISLATURE. DENVER, Colo., Nov. 9.?The Dem ocrats are assured a big majority In the Colorado legislature and will elect two senators. KEPT MARRIAGE SECRET FIVE DAYS. A woman can keep a secret?at least five days in Juneau. Last Mon day afternoon Nat Bills and Nita Brandt, both of Juneau, quietly took the ferry on Monday afternoon to Douglas, were married by the Rev. J. H. Warmannen at the latter's res idence. Henry Olson and Mrs. Lee Pulver, of Juneau, supported the youthful couple during the ceremony. Nat Bills is the popular baseball player who came to Juneau to estab lish a home about a year ago. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. W. Brandt, who has lived in Juneau a long time. The newlyweds will make their home in Juneau. NO ELECTRIC CURRENT TOMOR ROW. The Electric Light Company wishes to announce that the current will be shut off from 9 a. m. until 4:30 p. m., Sunday, Nov. 10, to make necessary repairs to lines. BANDITS HOLD UP TRAIN REDDING Cal., Nov. 9.?The South ern Pacific's northbound Shasta lim ited, was held up near here last night by two bandits. One of them was killed by Thorp Sanford, a brakeman. The other made his escape, taking with him the registered mail. CHANGES AT THE MUNICIPAL DOCK An Important change occured at the City dock this morning. Harry E. Biggs, who has been wharfinger since last April, this morning ten dered his resignation to take effect immediately. Mr. Biggs is now mak ing out his final report. Mayor Bishop appointed L. C. Cherry to the vacancy which will probably be confirmed by the city council at the next meeting. Mr. Biggs has accepted a position with the Alaska-Casttnesu Company. MAKE APPOINTMENTS. Mrs. Marie Fox, the San Francisco portrait artist, will take charge of the Winter & Pond Co. studio tomorrow. Appointments can be made for sit tings between the hours of eleven and two. Those wishing portraits for Christmas should call at the studio and arrange for sittings. WINTER & POND. ??? NOTICE. Coasting before six p. m. will be permitted on Seward and Franklin streets only, above Third. On Gold and Main Streets after six p. m. only. Coasting on sidewalks not allowed at any time. H. A. BISHOP, Mayor. DEMOCRATS WILL CONTROL. WASHINGTON, Nov. 9. ? Senator Smith, of Georgia, in summing up the election results, says that the reor ganization of the United States Sen ate by the Democrats is assured. Hq added: "We have thirty-flve Demo cratic Senators who are hold-overs; live more have already been elected, and wo will have Democrats from Georgia, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Montana, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, and two fr.om Colo rado who were elected at the primar ies." HOKE SMITH SAYS THE SENATE IS SAEELY DEMOCRATIC WASHINGTON, Nov, 9.?The lat est returns as to the complexion of the next United States Senate Indi cate that Democrats will have forty eight members of that body and the Republicans forty-one, with seven scats doubtful. The Democrats say thpy will have fifty in the Senate. In the House there will be 291 Dem ocrats, 117 Republicans and eighteen Progressives. Roosevelt Carries California SAN I-'HANCISCO, Nov. 9.?Accord ing to the election returns which were received yesterday Governor Wilson had apparently wrested the lead again from Colonel Roosevelt, but today, with 77 small precincts to be heard from, Roosevelt leads Wilson by 781 votes and has doubtless carried thp state. Taft Leads In Idaho Election BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 9.?While Taft has a slight lead In this state, it is said that the districts still unreport ed will show heavy Democratic gains and place Idaho in the Wilson col umn. DEMOCRAT WINS GOVERNORSHIP SEATTLE, Nov. 9.?Complete re turns from nearly all the election precincts of this state show that Ernest Lister, Democratic candidate for governor has been elected. The returns yet to be received will not alter the result. $40,000 Ner Wounds TACOMA, Wash., Nov. 9. ? Miss Nellie Storle, of this city, has been awarded $40,000 in a suit for breach of promise to marry her, against Fred C. Hogan, of Spencerville, Ont. Official Returns Oflicial returns are in from eight additional precincts, which will be published In full on Monday. The precincts mentioned are Ketchikan, Wrangell, Shakan, Loring, Beaver Falls, Haines, Scow Bay, Charcoal Point. A summary of the vote fol lows : Tripp 243 Tanner 269 Valentine 126 Le Fevre 114 Bland 142 Swanson 130 Ingersoll 267 Shoup 129 Stubblns 249 Svindseth 256 Reck 125 Dawes 121 Olson 126 Thomas 142 Twoit 127 Noland 127 Heath 126 Stukey 104 DEMOCRAT WINS IN COLORADO DENVER, Col., Nov. 9.?Complete returns from all the precincts of the state show that F. W. Ammons, Dem ocrat, has been elected governor. LANE WINS IN OREGON. PORTLAND. Nov. 9.?Returns from the Senatorial! election insure the return of Dr. Harry Lane to the United States Senate, to succeed Senator Jonathan Bournie. COL. ISAAC TRUMBO DEAD. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9?Colonel Isaac Trumbo, the noted art connois seur, died here last night of injuries received at the hands of footpads. ?03NDIVUUV NVIONI NV Seward Cunz was arrested by the Marshal's oilice today on complaint by Tom Knutson for stealing a boat. Soward protests his innocence. Scalers Says They Will Change flags VICTORIA, B. C., Nov. 9.?The lo cal owners of sealing vessels say that they will put them under the German hag to avoid the treaty prohibiting pelagic sealing in Bering sea. AEROPLANE DEPOTS ON PACIFIC COAST LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 ? Lieut. Augustus Norton, of the United States army has announced that the war de partment plans to establish a chain of aeroplane depots on the Pacific Coast. MINING MEN GOING OUT. Henry D&yo, a prominent civil en gineer formerly connected with the Copper river roud but now in charge of the Ruford & Ramson mining prop erties at Glacier, near Valdez, is en route to the Coast cities on the Samp son. Boyd Leedy another engineer, associated with Mr. Dayo, is also en route to visit his people in British Co lumbia. Mr. Leedy's father Is an ex governor of Kansas. CUTTER TURNED BACK. WASHINGTON, Nov. 9. ? The United States revenue cutter Unalga, now on the way to the Pacific Coast by way of the Suez Canal, and which is intended for service in Alaskan waters, will probably be turned back at Port Said, at the entrance to the canal, and ordered to rush to Tur kish waters in advance of the cruis ers Montana and Tennessee, which were ordered to the Mediterranean yesterday. 11 m hi h i ii iiiinihiin I Marine Notes i; i I II I I I I I 11 ? 111 I I HI I Mil' - John Winn left on his launch Mub tang this morning for the Red Dia mond mine on Douglas island. The iishing boat Belle discharged a load of halibut yesterday and will leave for the bankB today. Steamship Alki, of Northland Steamship Co., is due today and is scheduled to sail for the South on Sunday. The Spokane arrived at 1:30 this morning bringing mall, passengers and 150 tons of freight. She left for Skagway at 8 a. m. The Georgia left for Skagway at 8 o'clock this morning. Returning to morrow night the Georgia will sail Monday morning for Sitka. The Spokane is due to leave for [the South at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning. The Admiral Sampson left for the South at 11 o'clock last night taking sixteen steerage passengers from Ju Jneau and 70 boxes of fresh halibut. The Xanthus is unloading halibut today. The launch Pacific expects to leave for the fishing grounds today. The Louise expects to sail for the halibut banks today or tomorrow. The gasoline schooner Gjoa came in from the banks today at noon bringing a load of halibut. Steamer Mariposa is due * south bound at 2 o'clock p. m. tomorrow.