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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1, NO. 12. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1912. PRICE 10 CENT8. AN EXTRA SESSION OF CONGRESS U. S. CRUISERS LEAVE SAN JUAN DEL SUE. Nov. 15.? The Uited States cruisers Maryland. California and Colorado have sailed for San Diego, C&L leaving the gunboat Annapolis and a detach ment of marines to preserve order in the principal Nicaraguan cities. NEW YORK GUNMEN SWEAR TO INNOCENCE NEW YORK. Nov. 15.? In their testimony in court today Gyp the Blood, Whltey Lewis and Left Louie, the New York gunmen indicted for the murder of Herman Rosenthal, the Rambler, all accused Webber and Yallon. and a mysterious strange , man with firing the shots that killed Rosenthal. They claimed that they were bystanders lured there by Jack Rose. Police Lieutenant' Becker's go between in the gambling graft busi ness. The men also testified that Dago Frank was not at the scene of the murder. Two Men Have Thrilling Escape The fishing schooner Norman Suude. Capt. Blakney, returned from the banks last night recording a brok en trip resulting from a disaster at sea. From a member of the crew who was loath to speak about the matter, it is learned that two men of the crew had a thrilling escape from drowning. The dories were out and it was very rough weather. In attempting to pick the tlshing boats up. through a misunderstanding about landing side of the vessel the dorv occupied by Paul Weding and George Holmgren was run down and wrecked. When the dory crashed beneath the bows of the Sunde and as the vessel passed the water. Weding was rescued in some manner which could not be j learned. Holmgren, who cannot swim, was forced under the bottom of the Sunde and as the vesei passed over him he arose to the surface of the water and grasped the painter of the dory that was towing astern. An attempt was made to And Henry Gard. who Is said to have been in command on this trip, but he was not seen, Later Paul Weding was found but refused to say a word. HOME MADE CANDY. Taylor's Candy Parlors are getting more popular every day. All the goods are manufactured from the raw material here in Juneau. Mr. Taylor enjoys the distinction of be ing the largest importer of raw ma terial of any one in his line through out the territory DEVELOPMENT AT THE JUALIN The steamer Jeannie Is now lying at the docks at Jualin and discharging supplies and machinery for the Al gtiiuican Development Company. Among the cargo is 35 tons of ce ment and 3800 feet of 16-inch iron pipe which it to be used in the instal lation of the immense power plant for the company at that place. Managing Director Sidney Smith is on the ground and personally super vising the work in hand. THE COLUMBUS SHIPS. SouthPark commissioners are to sp.-nd $3,000 repairing the caravels Pinta. Santa Maria and Nina. And yet It cost only $7,000 to buy and equip the original fleet and discover this blooming continent. ? Chicago News. Indies furs for Holiday trade. W. H. Case. tf WERE HONEST AT LEAST. The New York police force seems to need on it some of those old-fash ioned country boys who used to send three dollars to an agency in a city and were then appointed detectives. ?Minneapolis Journal. CAN'T HOLD BOTH. From the descriptions of the Bal kan country there is ground for ap prehension that when the moving picture men get their cameras placed on the battlefields there won't be any room left for troops. Typewriters for rent. W. H. Case. tf Some Active ! Hotel Rumors ' There is a well defined rumor go ing about that Juneau is to have a new hotel. According to report the property on which to erect the build ing is being negotiated for at the present moment, or has reached the point of agreement though the deal is not actually closed. This enterprise will be brought to fruition through local people, that is by Juneau men and men of sound financial rating over on Douglas isl and. A request has been made that no names be mentioned until the plans are entirely completed and the lo cation decided upon. The men back of the proposition have had various plots of ground offered but are not prepared at this moment to announce the location that has been selected. This hotel is to have 52 rooms and be as modern in every way as money and skill can make it There have been many rumors of this sort and the public is getting anxious to have a definite announce ment founded on facts. .Mr. Ewing. of the Pacific Coast Company, when approached on the ( story that his company intended : building a hotel on their Juneau prop erty said that he knew nothing about it. He thought it likely that if a ] plan were contemplated that he would ] have received notice to that effect. Mr. Winter, of the firm of Winter & , Pond, said to an Empire represents- | tive that his firm held a fifteen-year lease on the property of the Pacific Coast Company and that they had not been asked to cancel their lease. I MISSING LAUNCH AND SIX NATIVES ( A wire was received in Juneau two ' nights ago from Henry Phillips the ( well known native printer of Skag way. asking for information ahout . the launch Oakand. The wire direct ed that Edw. Case Armstrong, of Ju neau, should be consulted. Arm strong was found in St. Ann's hospi- ? tal and from him it was learned that ? the Oakland was expected to bring ? six natives from Dry bay to Juneau t where they would take passage by steamer to their homes at Haines. Armstrong left Dry bay on Oct. 21, and has seen nor heard nothing from the Oalland. A careful inquiry dis closes the fait that the Oaklrr.d has not shown up at Juneau. It was the intention of Phillips brother-in-law, Frank James, to proceed with the Oakland to Seattle. The Oakland is < a large gasoline launch possibly 75 feet long. It is feared that the boat is lost. GIRL'S NUDE BODY g FOUND IN BATH TUB. v BOSTON. Nov. 15.?The nude body of Miss Marjorle G. Powers, a typ ist. was found last night in a hotel bath tub an hour after she had en tered the house with an unknown man. Arthur T. Cummins, a mer- , chant, the girl's employer, has been detained by the police. TOPEKA. Kas., Nov. 15.?In the of ficial recount for governor of this state, the race still see saws between Copper, Republican and Hodges. Democrat, with the latter now leading by 22 votes. NEXT SESSION Of CONGRESS WILL NOT TOUCH TARIFF WASHINGTON. Nov. 15. ?With i the near approach of the next ses- j sion of Congress, which will begin 011 1 Dec. 2, next, there is some specula- 1 tion concerning what action, if any, 1 will be taken by the House in the I matter of tariff legislation. < President Tnft vetoed all the tariff I bills so far passed, and it is now pre dicted that the present Congress, c which expires with the next session, will not attempt to pass any more t tariff reduction bills. ( In the first place this will be what i is known as the short session of Con gross. It will end on March 4, 1913, ind a Democratic administration will :hen be Inaugurated. Having in view in administration that they will con trol In all branches, the Democrats will quite likely attempt no further ariff legislation until after March 4, when It is believed Congress will :onvene in special session. President-Elect Wilson is expected o bo here shortly after Congress :onvenes for the purpose of consult ng the Democratic leaders as to the platform promises and policies of hia party. It is also expected that a meeting of the Democratic National Commit tee will be held here at the time of Governor Wilson's proposed visit. The next session of Congress, there fore, promises to be devoted almost entirely to routine business, but if an extra sesion is called, tariff reduc tion and the regulation and control of the truBts promise to loom large in the special session program. DEMAND RECOUNT OF STATE VOTE SEATTLE, Nov. 15.?State Senator Pliny L. Allen, manager of Governor M, E. Hay's campaign for re-elcc tlon. has served a formal notice In the office of the Secretary of State that recount of the gubernatorial vote will be demanded. Millionaire Sued By Government NEW YORK, Nov. 15?The United States government yesterday began a j suit in the district court of Southern ! New York, for $2,500,000, against Jas. R. Haggin, the California millionaire, for coal mines and wood and timber alleged to have been cut in Haggin's interest on lands within the national forest reserves in .Montana. Killed Sweetheart; 1 1 Pursued; Killed CHAMPAIGN, Ills., Nov. 15.?James : Cain, a wealthy farmer, who for some I dine has been paying his addresses to Miss Dorothy Lowery. of this city, today seriously wounded his sweet heart because she refusedto marry him. The shooting enraged a number ol the girl's friends who pursued him. in his flight Cain jumped in front of a moving train and was instantly killed. U. S. TREAS. McCLUNG'S RESIGNATION ACCEPTED. WASHINGTON. Nov. 15.?The res ignation of Lee McCiung, as treasur er of the United States has been ac- " cepted. but his successor has not yet been named. McCiung has been in ylllce three years. jt JURY LIST FOR DECEMBER TERM. ( , I Clerk of the Court E. W. Pcttlt. ind Jury Commissioner Forrest this ifternoon drew the following grand r ind petit juror for the December a ;erm: f Grand Jury: Thos. Haely, Sitka; v rred Geiger, Juneau: J. E. Barrager,;v funeau; John Gillis, Douglas; Phil! ilcKanna, Juneau; Ray Cheek, Ju leau; W. E. Nowell, Juneau; A. J. Uchison, Skagway; G. C. Jones, Ju- E ?eau; E. Andrews, Douglas; M. B. ^lemminger, Skagway; Joseph F. .Vard, Skagway; John W. Dudley, funeau: Tom Mugford, Tread well; 0 if. G. Rogers, Douglas; R. M. Beck ?f, Skagway; Lee Gault, Skagway; E. 1 V. Machamllton, Treadwell, L. C. r r Cherry, Juneau; P. Johnson, Douglas, rony Dortero, Skagway; W. B. Bat- a ion, Skagway; W. S. Pullen, Juneau. * Petit Jury: C. E. Carpenter, Tread- 1 vell; L. G. Bruner, Treadwell; G. J. r )oherty, Skagway; Jas. Fitzgerald, a 'uneau; F. A. J. Galwas. Douglas: J. a L King. Juneau: Ben Learning, 'readwell; Joseph Beauchamp, Skag- '' ray: Harry Ashball, Sitka: S. H. ? feoman, Skagway; F. F. Summers, " rreadwell; Ed Woods, Haines: John ^ Kasnakoff, Sitka; John Parelia, Ju- '' ieau: D. J. Rich, Skagway; C. M. l' .IcGrath, Sitka; Howard Ashley, 0 Skagway; Frank Wilson. Skagway: I! forman Black. Skagway; Walter s Sathe, Juneau; W. H. McBlain, ln )ouglas; W. C. El well, Juneau; C. ; L Hopp, Douglas, and L. T. Merry,; uneau. j 1 WILL SEARCH FOR j NEW CONTINENT WASHINGTON. Nov. 15.?Explorer Steffanson, who has already made several trips into remote Arctic re gions, and who recently discovered a blonde type of Eskimos, has an nounced that he will head an expedi tion next spring which will search for a continent which he believes ex ists in the Arctic regions. WANTED TO "GET" GEN. H. G. OTIS INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 15?On the witness stand today In the dynamite conspiracy trials, Ortie E. McMani gal, the government's star witness, testified that James B. McNamara confessed to him thathe sought to get Gen. llnrriBon Gray Otis, of the Los Angeles Times, at the time of the dynamite plot was planned to t)low up the Times bulding. Mc.Manigal also testified that Jim McNamara attempted to kill him, Mc.Manigal, while they wore fugitives to gether. EARTHQUAKE SHOCK , LASTED 60 SECONDS. Frank Wills, formerly bookkeeper 'or the Alaska Continental Co., at Kodiak, has received a letter from ^ lis wife at Unga. in which she con- , irms the report of several earthquake ( ihocks at that place on Nov. 6. ( There were three distinct quakes jetween the hours of ten a. m. and en p. m., one of which lasted a full ninute and caused great consterna ion among the people. j rESTIMONY IN COAL LAND CASES. '( SEATTLE, Nov. 15.?The taking of estimony in the case of the govern nent to determine the validity of the ^hezum group of coal claims in the j Jering river coal fields will be be ;tin on Monday next. j Chezum located a number of coal ( ilaims in Bering river district sever il yeant ago, and in 1909 applied for ?atcnts. the applications being held ip pending an investigation as to the alidlty of the locations. AVIATION'S DEATH ROLL. f Ivery Nation Has Some Tempter of ? the Air to Mourn For. With the death of n Gorman army ificer and a passenger riding in his dplane, Germany now equals the Jnited States on the aviation death f oil, with a total of forty-three. ^ 'ranee leads, with sixty-one fataltles, nd England comes fourth, with wenty-one. The grim story covers a he whole world. Even China is rep- t esented by the death of her pioneer f viator, which took place two months c go at Canton. j, The roll is generally recognized as . eginning with the death of Lieut. j lelfridge, the American officer who v rent up with Orville Wright pt Fort Iyer, Va., in the early days of fly- ( tg. Of the four women named In ^ he roll, two were Americans, and ^ ne met her fate in Boston last sum- j ter under extremely pitiful circum- ^ tances. The roll now includes 204 ames. n The best typewriter on the market, a 'he Royal. W. H. Case, agent tf ROOSEVELT NOW HAS PLURALITY SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15.?With the official election figures ail in ex cept in the counites of Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Yuba, Roosevelt now .has a plurality of 72 over Wil son. TAFT MAY GET IDAHO STATE BOISK, Idaho, Nov. 15.?In the election count in Idaho, President Taft has now taken the lead, and may I have carried the state. I MEXICAN REBELS SCORE A VICTORY , MEXICO CITY, Nov. 15.?A force 1 of Zapatistas ambushed one hundred ' federal troops at Barranca Honda, killing 12. Six hundred rebels attacked a fed- 1 eral regiment at Huchuetla and the federal troops went over to the reb els. Jose Rosete, the rebel com mander. has been made a colonel. I TURKEY APPEALS DIRECTLY. I <i LONDON, Nov. 14.?An official dlB- c patch from Constantinople states that a Turkey has appealed direc^y to the ?overnment of Bulgaria for a ceBsa Jon of hostilities. BRITISH AMBASSADOR RESIGNS ? J TOKIO, Nov. 15.?Sir William Mc- 1 Donald, the British ambassador to fapan has resigned. He will be sue seeded by Sir William Conyngham Jreene, now minister to Denmark. t HE SIMPLY CANT LOSE. The i^ory is told of a farmer who i< ost $160 matching pennies. .Mean- t vhile, however, his spring calves v lad probably grown big enough to Ji nake up for his loss. \ SHELF GOODS AS ADDENDA. o a "Woman makes the most of her- n lelf," says an "ad" writer for a de- a >artment store. But that doesn't A irevent the department store from n ?ffering her all the aid she will ac- a :ept. c 1, SANITARY CUPS FOR HORSES. o tl Five public watering fountains a osting $350 each were recently of- w ered the Horse Aid Society of Now k fork and refused. The fountains n ^ere of the familiar sort, an orna- e nental granite drinking tank, such nr is most cities are glad to receive; si mt science has turned its face n ace against this sort of thing. Sev- tl mty-flve per cent of the horses of a few York are affected by glanders, t is estimated, and the public drink tig fountain is one of the means by k-hich the disease spreads. The in ividual drinking cup for horses is herofore to arrive in the rear of the ndividual drinking cup for humnn be ngs. Jersey City has officially ban shed the public drinking trough? Jebraska Journal. The Daily Empire delivered In Ju icau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 t< , month. it r , b; Banker George F. Baker Makes Big Benefaction NEW YORK, Nov. 15.?President George F. Raker, of the First Na tional bank of this city, liaB given four million dollars to the New York City hospital, on the condition that it affiliates with the Cornell Univer sity medical school. Russia Refuses to Recognize Passports WASHINGTON, Nov. 15. ?In the negotiations now being carried on be tween the United States and Russia, the latter has, it is said, declined to ratify its practice of refusing pass ports to American or other non-Rus Rfau Jews. If it shall appear that this condi tion has developed and Russia refuses to recede from her position further negotiations will undoubtedly be sus pended. THE BULGARIANS BREAK THE TURKISH POSITION VIENNA, Nov. 15.?Lieut. Wagner, the war correspondent of the Reich post, has wired to his paper that after I four days of murderous fighting the Bulgarian army has broken through the Turkish position at Tchatalja Bulgaria Makes New Demands LONDON, Nov. 15.?A dispatch to the Daily News from Sofia, the Bul garian capital, says that Bulgaria de mands the evacuation of Adrianople, Scutari, and Monastir as a condition l>rccedent to agreeing to an armistice with Turkey. Turkey's Request Presented. SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 15. ? Tur key's request for mediation by the iCuropean powers with a view of end ing the Balkan war, has been present ed to the Bulgarian premier by the res dent ministers of the great powers. LAUNCH CAPSIZES THREEJ)ROWNED PEORIA, Ills., Nov, 15.?Two gas aunches bound Irom Chicago to St. ,oui8, went over the government lam near here and were capsized, Irownlng A. B. Moore, of Chicago, tnd three others. A KANSAS MUDDLE. WASHINGTON, Nov. lfr? United States Senator Isador Itayner, of tlarylund, Is dangerously ill nt Is lotel in this city, of neuritis. MATHEMATICS AND HUMOR. .ewls Carroll an Illustration of Their Affinity. Proficiency in mathematics, pollt cal economy and "dry topics" like hat is frequently found side by side rith a fine quality of humor in men's minds, says the New York Sun. Lewis Carroll, who wrote "Alice in Vonderland," which fs the top notch f the world's humor up to date, was professional mathematician ? a mathematical lecturer at Oxford and uthor of "A Syllabus of Plane and dgebraical Geometry," of the "Ele mentary Treatise on Determinants," nd of a good many other mathemati al works. Our own great humor st, Oliver Wendell Holmes, was not xactly a mathematician, but he was me next thing to it?a professor of natomy. His anatomical works ?ere terribly serious.? Edgar A. Poe mg ago established the intimate con ection between mathematics and po try, or rather, between the mathe latical and the poetical mind. The ime relation may exist between sathematics and humor. And yet lere are some humorists who are not Itogether great in mathematics. HOW TO GET RICH. Early to bed, Early to rise. Work like h?11 And advertise.?Ex. TELEPHONE TROUBLES. According to a German professor, SVe are all being driven insane by slcphones." Maybe lie's right, but lost men are so ungnllant as to lame it all onto the girl ut central. A SHIP AND ; CARGO SEIZED LONDON. Nov. 15. ? The British steamship Annetta. owned by the Donald Steamship Company, of New York, has been seized at the port of Athens, Greece, with a cargo of war stores for the Albanians | , BOLD SMUGGLER IS CONVICTED * >" SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15?Capt. John Osterhaus, a notorious smug gler, has been convicted on a charge of bringing 21 Chinamen into the United States from Mexico. I Cholera Increases In Constantinople NEW YORK. Nov. 14.?Ambassa dor W. W. Rockhill has cabled from Constantinople to Oscar Straus, of this city, that there are 14,000 sick and wounded in Constantinople, and that Cholera is increasing rapidly. LAKE CHARLES, La., Nov. 14. ? The Wells-Fargo Express Company's safe was blown up here last night and $35,000 taken from It Thorton Chcv is, the company's agent, has been ar rested. LAST LORIMER CASE. CHICAGO, Nov. 14.?The perjury charge against Robert E. Wilson, the last of the Lorimer bribery cases, has been dismissed. SPAIN'S LIBERAL PREMIER. MADRID, Nov. 14.?Count Romao ones, a Liberal In politics baa beet appointed premier in place of CaiiflJ ejas, who was assassinated on Tues day. AMBASASDOR TO JAPAN. WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.?I-ars An derson, now Minister to Belgium, has been appointed ambassador to Japan, to succeed Charles P. Bryan, of Illin ois, resigned. BEATEN BY 97 VOTES. CINCINNATI. Ohio, Nov. 14. ? Nicholas Longworth has lost his Roat in Congress from this district by 97 votes. He will be succeeded by a Democrat. MAD FISH STORY. Col. Trexlof at Allentown, Pa., was bitten on the finger by a tame trout which sprang from the water whil he was teasing it with a worm. Luck ily Col Col. Trexler was able to outrun the enraged fish and so he escaped more serious injury. Your Christmas list can bo filled at the Winter & Pond store. Special line of ready to mail gifts. ???