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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. NO. 10. JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1912. PRICE 10 CENT8. AUSTRIA READY TO ATTACK SERVIA COMMERCIAL CLUB I HAS BIG MEETING The Juneau Commercial Club hefd a rousing meeting last night. The at-! tendance was unusually large and much interest manifested. Besides the regular routine business many new and important subjects were ta ken up. After considerable discussion a committee was appointed on the mat ter of securing a suitable hall for the first session of Alaska's first leg-1 islature. This committee consists of John Reck, president of the club, and j Mayor Bishop. The committee will call on Governor Clark and endeav or to work in harmony with him in the matter. A different committee is busily en-1 gaged in circulating a petition asking the legislature to memorialize Con-j gross for an appropriation sufficiently j ample for the construction of a J permanent legislative hall and capital building. A committee consisting of Hlrsch, Hadovich and W'olland was appoint ed on the matter of recreation grounds. The committee has full power to act. The present ball grounds are to be platted by the owners and it is necessary to take early action in the matter. Considerable time was devoted to the discussion of a plan for install ing a system of salt water mains and pumping station for tire protection. .Mayor Bishop and Guy McNaughton were appointed as a committee with full power to act on this important subject. The election of otlicers was post poned until the next meeting which will be on the night of the second Tuesday in December. THANKSGIVING DAY SET EOR NOVEMBER 28 Governor Clark today issued a proc lamation, designating Thursday. Nov. 28, as a day of Thanksgiving. Fol lowing is the full text: "An annual custom, revered and; conscientiously observed since the days of our forefathers throughout the nation, has been recognized again by a proclamation of the President of the United States, and in accord ance therewith I. Walter E. Clark. Governor of the Territory of Alaska, do hereby appoint Thursday, the twen ty-eighth day of November, nineteen hundred and twelve, a day of THANKSGIVING "And I recommend that upon that day all the people of Alaska, refrain ing so far as may be from their cus tomary labors, unite * In returning' thanks to Almighty God for His gra cious gifts: for conditions of ccmfor: and happiness which have been sus tallied it. our Territory as a whole; for the increasing evidence of the natural wealth with which our land was endowed: and for the faith that a still more prosperous era Is at haud. l.ct us all, while giving thanks for the abundance which has come to us as a people, remember the poor and the distressed with substantial tokens of sympathy and brother hood. "GIVEN* under my hand and the Seal of Alaska, in Juneau, the Capi tal, this twelfth day of November, in the year of Our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and twelve, and of the independence of the United States of America the one hundred and thirty seventh. By the Governor: WALTER E. CLARK." WM. L. DISTIN. Ex-offlcio Secretary of Alaska. ELECTION RETURNS The official returns from Kasaan were received in today's mail which i adds substantially to the lead of the ] non-partisan ticket, giving Shoup, the i ] lowest man. a lead of 42 over Reck. , The vote follows: Tripp 12. Tanner 14. Valentine 1. Le Fevre 1, Bland 4, Svrausoit 4. Ing- < ersoll 14. Shoup 13. Stubbius 14, Svindseth 11. Reck 1, Dawes 1. 01- i son 1. Thomas 1. Tweit 4. Xoland 4, i Heath 4. Stukey 4. Total vote 19. Lyn Adsit went to Ketchikan last night. THE JEFFERSON RETURNS FOR OIL. The Jefferson steamed into Tread well at noon much to the surprise of Juneauites who had witnessed her departure for Seattle at 7 last eve ning. When the Jefferson pulled out from Juneau she had not taken fuel for the trip down and the Jeanie having berthed at Treadwell made a land ing impossible with the heavy wind that prevailed. Therefore the ship went down to the Taku cannery and stowed a salmon cargo. The return to Treadwell was to get fuel oil for the trip south. FISH SHIPMENTS. Longshore Boss O. E. Head had his gang stowing halibut on the Jeffer son yesterday from two docks: 30 boxes were taken on at the City dock and the same from the Pacific Coast wharf. Did you see the valuable prizes to be given away at the "Little Doug-1 las?" Did you ever know that there was $50 in gold to be given away at the "Little Douglas?" Ask the man be hind the bar. The funeral of the late Win. Hunt, accidentally killed at Sheep creek, was held this afternoon from the Epis copal church. Rev. Renison made the funeral address. Individual chafing dishes: round ' casserole ramakins, plateaus, at I. J. SHARICK'S. ??? JEFFERSON'S LAST TRIP OF THE SEASON. The Jefferson sailed south last evc aing on the last trip of the season. Following is the list of those depart ing from Juneau: Lyn Adsit, Peter Kulich, D.W. Terwilliger, Wm. Semar, for Ketchikan; R. B. Anderson, A. H. Bradford, Mrs. A. P. Smith, J. Meher en, X. Aronson, Edward Graham, W. H. Haywood. Pat Cannon, Miss D. 0. Colbron. John McCloskey, for Se attle: C. M. Shelvich for Petersburg. William Semar, manager of the Weise Packing Company took the Jefferson for 'Ketchikan. From Ket chikan Mr. Semar will go to Seattle for a two months' vacation afterward returning to Juneau. NE'VS NOTES. Judge Grover Winn yesterday bound James Donovan over on the charge of selling liquor to an Indian. A report from St. Ann's hospital sta'es that George Kohlhepp is Im proving. There was quite a notice axle change for the better this morn ing. JURORS FOR NEXT TERM OF COURT. E. W. Pettit. clerk of the District Court, and Jury Commissioner G. F. Forrest will draw the names of grand and petit jurors for the Decem ber term on Friday, Nov. 15, at three o'clock p. m. in the Clerk's office. "OLD FOX" KILLS A DEER WITH INSHOOT. Charged by a wounded deer, near Helena, Montana, recently, and un able to use his rifle, which had jammed, Clark Griffith, manager of the Washington American League team, saved himself from probably serious Injury, by his old-time skill as a pitcher. Seizing a stone about the size of a baseball he threw an Inshoot and struck the animal on the head. 1 fell stunned and then Griffith killed it with the butt of his gun just at if the animal had been an umpire. This was the story told by severa of Griffith's friends who returnet from his ranch the other day. TURKS TREAT DIRECTLY WITH BULGARIA TOR AN ARMISTICE Porte Applies to Bulgaria. CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. 13.?The Sublime Porte has applied directly to Bulgaria in an effort which has for Its object the arranging of an armistice, according to reports re ceived here from Sofia the Bulgarian capital. LONDON, Nov. 13. ?The Weiner Tagcblat, of Vienna, in an Inspired i note, speaking for the Austrian gov ernment, virtually serves upon the ! other European powers that Austria ! is ready to attack Servin aB soon as Albania is molested. The Tageblatt also intimates thnt Germany and Italy approve Austria's detormina jtlon. Independence for Albania. VIENNA. Nov. 13?ir the wishes of the Albanians weigh with the Eu ropean powers In the permanent set tlement of the Balkan problem, Al bania will be erected into an inde pendent principality and freed from Turkish domination, as proposed by the Triple Alliance. GERMAN OFFICERS j STUDYING BELGIUM NAM UK. Belgium, Nov. 13.?A sen sational discovery was made near: the Belgian frontier yesterday, when General Plcquart, the minister of war. during an automobile excur sion, found a party of German army officers studying Belgium's fortifica tions with the aid of staff maps. Premier's Assassin Found to Be Alive MADRID, Nov. 13.?The assassin of Premier Canalejas, Manuel Pardinas, | who it was thought had killed him self after shooting Canalejas, was found to be alive. He was carried I to an hospital and may recover. Marquis Manuel Garcias has been appointed premier protein by King Alfonso. After a Cabinet meeting it was announced that General Weyler, of Cuban notoriety, or Count Rom pones might be appointed permanent ly. Eighteen Are Killed In a Train Wreck | INDIANAPOLIS. Nov. 13.?Eighteen persons were killed today when a | passenger train on the Cincinnati, I Ohio and Dayton Railroad crashed in to a freight train near Irvinglon. Ind. GOVERNMENT MINING COAL ON BERING RIVER. A. C. Williams, postmaster at Ka talla, was in town recently on his way to Vancouver and Seattle. He says that the government party of miners and others who are taking out 1,000 tons of Bering river coal, are progres sing as well as might be expected,j when the difficulties encountered arc considered. The coal is being mined on the Trout creek coal claim of the Cunningham group. The veins have been found to be badly "faulted" in some cases. The work of taking out the coal is in charge of competent men, the superintendent being J. V. Williams. The coal will be hauled down to tidewater during the win ter for shipment to Seattle next spring. FILLIOT IS MUCH ALIVE. Frank Fllllot, who It was thought, was the man drowned off the ferry boat Teddy, Sunday night, is much alive. He had been at Sheep creek, hence the basis for the report. He claims that the man drowned was a blonde, young Scandinavian. Filllot showed up in Douglas today. The Juneau Transfer Company was busy today hauling the mammoth 12 ton air compressor of the Alaska- Ju neau Company, from the dock to the place where It will be installed. Did you ever own a Hull umbrella? Save your coupons and get one at the "Little Douglas." Ed Held, the popular delivery man i of the Chas. .Goldstein Company, is I all puffed up because he is holding the ribbons of a spanking new team I which arrived recently. i H. T. Tripp has returned from his 1 Pearl harbor trip, having got the 1 hoisting machinery for the mine de velopment safely landed. ALIENISTS WILL EXAMINE SCHRANK MILWAUKEE. Nov. 13.?Municipal Judge Backus has appointed a com mission consisting of Ave alienists to act on the part of the court In de termining the sanity of John Schrank who attempted the assassination of Colonel Koosevelt. MONUMENT TO CONEEDERATE DEAD WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. ? The Daughters of the Confederacy today laid the cornerstone of the great monument which is to be erected lo the memory of the Confederate dead, in Arlington cemetery. There were imposing ceremonies and a large attendance of people from the na tional capital and the Southern states. CATAPULT DEVICE FOR AEROPLANE WASHINGTON. Nov. 13?A suc cessful test was made today with a catapult device which has for its pur pose the launching of aeroplanes from battleships. The test was pronounced entirely satisfactory by naval and [other experts, who were present. A Fatal Mistake; Daughter Kills Mother TRENTON, N. J.. Nov. 13.?Mrs. Elizabeth Myers was shot and killed on hoard a Pennsylvania sleeper early this morning by her daughter Gladys, eighteen years old, who mistook her mother for a robber. Roosevelt 24 Votes Ahead of Wilson SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13.?Cali fornia's election returns are still in complete and Roosevelt's lead over Wilson has been reduced to twenty four votes. W. C. STULL DROPS DEAD. SEATTLE. Nov. 13.?W. C. Stull, a wealthy operator, of Valdez, dropped dead today of apoplexy. UNITED STATES ESTIMATES FOR SEASON 1913-14. Figures Up in the Millions Laid Before Cabinet for Approval. A Washington dispatch says: Es timates of the cost of running the Government for the fiscal year be ginning July 1, 1913, are ready for approval by the Cabinet before sub mission to Congress. Some of the larger items are. Treasury, $137,000,000; War Depart ment. $200,000,000: Navy, $130,000, 000; Agriculture, $31,000,000; Legis lative, $14,000,000, and Postofilco, $275,000,000. The Postofilco Depart ment will request an emergency ap propriation of $17,000,000, to get the parcels post in running order. It is considered likely Congress will have all it can do in passing the appropriation bills, without taking u[ any other important legislation. I i Your Christmas list can be filled ? at the Winter & Pond store. Spccla! line of ready to mall gifts. LATCHSTRING TO HANG OUTSIDE PRINCETON, N. J., Nov. 13?Pres ident-Elect Wilson announces that he proposes to keep the door of the pri vate ofllce of the White House open to the public, and as far as possible he had decided to maintain the "open door" policy inaugurated at Trenton. DARROW'S TRIAL SET FOR NOV. 25 LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13.?The sec ' ond trial of Clarence S. Darrow, in dicted for bribing jurors in the Mc Namara dynamite trial, has been set for Nov. 25. It is likely to be con tinued Indefinitely. GALLINGER WILL BE SUPERSEDED CONCORD, N. H.. -Nov. .13.?Forty six Progressives in the state legis lature. elected Nov. 5, will hold the balance of power, according to State Chairman Murfcrove, of the Progres sive party. The legislature will elect a United States Senator to succeed Senator Jacob H. Galllngcr, Republi can, and a governor, no choice for the luttcr position having been made, un der the state law, at the late election. I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I Marine Notes j; 11111111111111111111111111 The steamer Bertha took 40 tons of coal at the Pacific Coast dock last night, and departed southward at 2 a. m. The Jefferson sailed for Seattle at 7 o'clock last evening. The Humboldt is due tomorrow or tomorrow night. The Princess May is due on the 21st. Tho Alclda. in the mild-cured sal mon trade, is still in her cradle on the beach but the repairs are almost finished. The fishing cshooner Vesta sailed for the halibut banks this afternoon. Capt. Campbell's schooner Stand ard, returned from Lltuya bay last night, and will leave for the halibut banks off Cross Sound in a few days. FEW ANTILOPE LEFT Twenty years ago there were 20, 000 antelopes in New Mexico. To day it is estimated there are not over 1,500. The Legislature had this fact in view when it madevit a misdemean or to kill an antelope during a five year period. Game wardens recently have discovered that the law is be ing violated occasionally. Young antelopes have a habit of roaming with sheep and goats. There is no law against killing goats and hunters sometimes "mistake" an antelope for a goat and kill it. Antelopes keep in tho high, open country and are seldom seen in the timber. Sometimes they migrate to the timber seeking food and water, but the plains are their natural hab itat. The great expanse of country they formerly have inhabited is grad i ually being encroached on by set ? tiers. i Coupons given away with overy 25c purchase at the "Little Douglas." I I Typewriters for rent. W. H. ' Case. tf APPROVES INCOME TAX WASHINGTON, Nov. 13?The Sec-; rotary of State of Ohio has notified the federal government that the Ohio legislature lms approved the pro posed Income tax amendment to the federal constitution. The affirmative votes of two more states are needed before it can bo f-1. nially adopted. LABOR FEDERATION SCORES DETECTIVE BURNS ROCHESTER, N. Y? Nov. 13?Tho American Federation ot Labor, now in session here, today denounced De tectives William J. Burns and de clared on the report of the executive council of the federation, that the McNamara brothers were either crim inally insane or insanely criminal. Frank Weaver Drowns From Launch Near Taku DOUGLAS, Nov. 13.?Frank Weav- | er was drowned on tho night of No vember 4, and his body must now be hidden in the icy waters of Taku. The story of the tragedy is intense in terest. Frank Weaver borrowed a small gasoline launch for the purpose of going to Petersburg on a hunting trip. O. H. Hurlbut was anxious to get down to Cape Fanshaw and accepted the proposal of Weaver to travel with him on the launch. The two men were strangers before commencing the journey. While almost opposite the light off Doty Cove Weaver went on deck to arrange some gasoline cans. It was quite rough. Hurbut heard a splash and the loud cries of his ooinpanion for help. He attempted to turn the launch and the steering gear broke. He next attempted to cut loose- the dingy that was being towed astern. The dingy was completely filled with water. In desperation he again tried to fix the steering gear and in kick ing around broke open the sea-cock, whereupon the boat filled rapidly with water and the engine was stopped. After much effort the inflowing wa ter was stopped but the boat was hdlpless. Hurlbut never saw hie companion after his plunge into the icy water. Standing by the repaired steering gear the survivor guided the derelict as best he could before the wind and before noon of the next day was driv en on the beach near Charley Doty's place. Here he received the best attention available and this morning returned to Douglas with Louis Long in the latter's launch. The launch now lies a wreck at Doty's Cove. It belongs in Juneau and was for sale by French John. Little could be learned of Frank Weaver at thiB place. SIR THOS. UPTON MAY TRY TOR CUP NEW YORK, Nov. 13.?Sir Thomas Upton, the famous tea merchant, publicity man, and ardent yachtsmen, arrived in New York this morning for the purpose of arranging for an other international yacht race for the America's cup. GOV. WILSON AS PRESIDENT'S GUEST WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. ? Presi dent Taft has intimated to friends of President-Elect Wilson that he would like to entertain him at the White House prior to his inauguration. BUREAU OF NAMES. Suggested That Government Might Aid Foreigners Who Change. The interesting suggestion has late ly been' made that a bureau of patro nymics be established to assist immi grants in changing their names to conform to the English language. It seems a misfortune that family names, many of them borne for many generations, have to be broken off in this manner, but that is the fate of emigrants to a land where a strange tongue is spoken. Even the aristo cratic Norman names in England have suffered a transformation in spelling, in 'pronunciation, or in both. Who would look for St. Pri vat behind Spratt, or for Bouillon behind Bullen? Names wear down like words as in the corruption of Sevenoaks into the Plebean Snooks. In this country many of the German names have been altered, but the family names of some of the nation alities now coming in, Polish, Czech, Magyar, Russian and other, are far more unpronounceable Jthan the Ger man. . An alteration is often a mat ter of simple necessity, and it ought to be done well. A bureau might be of real service in standardizing such changes and save the America for the future from being filled with un couth names. Nor should it be for gotten that some day genealogists will be tracing some of these altered pa tronymics as patiently as they now search for the origins of early colon ists or the German ancestry of the house of Rockefeller.?Springfield Re publican. SHAPIRO BECOMES STATE'S WITNESS NEW YORK, Nov. 13.?Jack Sha piro, one of the defendants indicted with four other gunmen as the slay ers of Herman Rosenthal, the boss gambler of New York, has turned State'8 evidence, and has identified Gyp the Bloody, Lefty Louie, Whltcy Lewis nad Dago Frank as the occu pants of the automobile which drove up to the Hotel Metropole, called Rosenthal to the door and killed him. FOUND DROWNED IN A BATH TUB CHICAGO. Nov. 13.?Mrs. Ella Cran ford, a wealthy widow of this city and her daughter Elenora were found drowned in a bath tub in her homo last night. John Buchanan, father of Mrs. Cranford, is missing, and it is. feared that he, too, has been killed. Kansas Elects a Republican Governor TOPEKKA. KiiKb., Nov. 13.--The official count of the state election shows that Arthur Capper, Republi can. has been elected Governor by a plurality of 53 votes. MORE ARRESTS IN TUMULTUOUS MEXICO. MEXICO CITY. Nov. 12.?Under In structions from the Mexican govern ment Pablo Escandon. former gover nor of the state of Morelos was ar rested today on a charge of supplying funds to the Zapatistas. Just received, a fine assortment o' new patterns in cut glass, at I. J. SHARICK'S ??? WOLGAST AND RITCHIE BOX THANKSGIVING DAY. SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 13. ? Ad. Wolgast ami Willie Ritchie have signed articles for a twenty-round boxing contest on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 2S. The Daily Empire delivered ;'n Ju neau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 a month.