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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. NO. 16. JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1912. - PRICE 10 CENT8. AN OLD-TIME BUSINESS MAN KILLED HERMAN D. KIRMSE JEWELER, MEETS DEATH AT KETCHIKAN Herman D. Kirmse was accidental ly killed at Ketchikan on Monday night. This news was Hashed to Ju neau by the wireless operator on the Princess May some hours before the vessel docked. Th<_ report soon spread over the town causing a pain ful shock to the many people here who were intimately acquainted with him. Many refused to believe the rumor until the story of the ratal ac cident was contirraed by passengers arriving on the Princess May No blame attaches to anvone so far as is known. It is one of those in stances in the affair* of humanity, that cannot be ascrib* o to any cause! but that of an inscrutable providence. Mr. Kirmse had con.e to the dock/ and stepping on the square timber rail attempted to shake hands with the purser aboard the Humboldt. In some manner be lost'hts balance and went headlong over the edge strik ing the guard of the vessel. His head was crushed and death must nave re-! suited instantly. The body was re covered from the water immediately after. Few people in Alaska were as well known as Mr. Kirmse Here he had made his home const-.ntlv since the great gold stampede. His house was, in Skagway where he conducted a thriving business for years. Only: last j ar he had established a branch at Ketchikan. A few days ago he. with his family, stopped off at Ju neau a few hours while en route to Ketchikan. Herman D. Kirmse was a native of Iowa, having been born in Des Moines in 1863. He learned the jewelry bus-: iness in a small town of his native state and later wenr to Deadwood. So. Dakota, where he engaged in that business. From Deadwood he went I to l-os Angeles and Santa Barbara, California and then up the coast to Washington, settling in Everett for a short time. He was swept North in the tirst Dawson rush arriving in Skagway lu 1897. Ho went to Daw son and Atlin engaging in mining for a time and was very successful at At I tin. In 1S9S he returned to Skagway and established himself In the jewelry business which grew- to be of such importance that he felt in incum bent to expand by establishing the branch house in Ketchikan. At the Alaska-Yukon Exposition, of 1909, th^ Kirmse exhibit carried first honors and was one of the most at tractive features in tht Alaska build ing. Mr. Kirmse had been married twice. He married his first -.ife in Califor nia. She died the fall of 1899 leav ing their little daughter Gladys. He married the second time Miss Hazel Cleveland, by whom he bad two sons, John, aged 6. and Daniel, aged 3. All of the children are living and were with them at Ketchikan. Mr. Kirmse was a member of the Skagway lodge of Elks and of Camp Skagway of the Arctic Brotnerhood and other fraternities. His widow is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. CI*--eland, of Ju neau. and a sister to Chilo J. Cleve land and Mrs. Malony, wife of Judge John F. Malony, all of whom are pioneer residents of J-menu. A particularly distressing Incident connected with the tragedy Is that Judge Malony and wife arrived on the Spokane a few houts after it hap pened. Judge and Mrs. Malony had been to Seattle to be present at their daughters wedding ano were en route home. n n 11ii111111111!!?11 ii 11 Marine Notes;; HIIIDIIIIItlllHIHIItll The fishing boat Gjoa was taking on oil this morning and expected to get away for the halibut banks today. The fishing schooner Active is un loading a twenty-thousand pound catch of halibut. The fishing boat Dick yesterday came in with IS boxes of halibut ? which were shipped on the Spokane, ; The Dick sailed for the banks today. The fishing launch White Star left for the banks of Icy Straits this morn ing. The fishing boat Belle left for the halibut grounds this morning. The launch Iowa arrived last night from Gypsum. Half a dozen of the fishing fleet are expected in today. It is expected that there will be a large halibut shipment on the Spo kane. The Princess May arrived at 7:30: and left at 9 last night for Skagway. The Dolphin arrived from Skag way at 9 last night and sailed for Se attle at 10:30. The Spokane is due in Juneau to-; morrow. The Georgia will arrive from Sitka at eight tomorrow morning and will sail for Skagway before noon. The Princess May is expected back from Skagway tomorrow night to sail South from Juneau at 4 a. m. Friday. The Malony bidding was thronged this afternoon with patrons of the sale being conducted there by the Itidies' Altar Society. Tomorrow the bis; doll will be raffled away. Mrs. W. H. Britt is now comfortably settled in Portland for the winter, ac cording to letters received by Mr. Britt. who remained in Juneau. Remember your Christmas attire. It is now time to order your holiday clothes. Come now while there is yet plenty to pick from. Remember too, that Wolland's is the only place in Juneau to go to for you clothes. F. WOLLAND Second street Phone 6-6 NOTICE. In order to insure the publication of advertisements in The Daily Em pire, copy should reach the office not later than 9 a. m. OCCUPATIONS OF THE LEGISLATORS Following are the occupations of the men who will comprise the first Alas ka territorial legislature: The Senate?H. T. Tripp, Juneau, mining: J. M. Tanner, Skagway, harware merchant: George E. Bald win. Valdez, mining engineer; B. F. Millard, mining; Henry Roden, Idit arod. lawyer: D. A. Sutherland, Ruby, mining; El wood Bruner, Nome, lawyer; Conrad Freeding, Nome, grocer. The fromer consti tute the Senate. The House?Charles E. Ingersoll, Ketchikan, lawyer and hotel proprie tor; Arthur G. Shoup, Sitka, saw mill proprietor; William Stubbins. Douglas, dry goods,etc.; N. J. Svind seth, Wrangel, fisherman; Thomas W. Gaffney, Nome, miner; Chas. D. Jones, Nome, miner; J. C. Kenedy, Nome, miner; E. Grimm, Nome, min er; R. D. Gray, Katalla, wharf and commission business; E. V. Boyle. Valdez. physician and druggist; H. B. Ingram, Valdez, wholesale and re tail cigar dealer; Milo Kelly. Knik, miner: William Burns, Fairbanks, miner; Dan Driscoll. Fairbanks, hotel proprietor; C. Mulally. Chena, miner; E. B. Collins, Fairbanks creek, miner. STEFFANSON'S PLANS FOR EXPLORING ARCTIC. SAX FRANCISCO. Nov. 20. ? V. Steffanson, the Arctic explorer, is now in this city preparatory to out fitting his next Arctic expedition. Three winters and four summers will be devoted to the work of exploring Victoria island and Prince Patrick isl and and looking for a new continent. He will be accompanied by six scien tists. There will be two bases of op eration after he reaches the Arctic ?one at Prince Patrick island, will be a base of geographical work, and at some other point another will be located for geological and ethnologi cal investigation. NOW WHO ARE THESE? LONDON. Nov. 20.?Charles Wilkins Short, Jr., of Boston, and Countess Camilla Hoyos were married today at Holy Trinity church. Thanksgiving cards, cut flowers, new and attractive novelties at the | Winter & Pond Art Store. ??? SECRETARY FISHER THREATENS WATER POWER CORPORATIONS WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. ? Secre tary of the Interior Walter L Fisher has served notice on water power corporations holding licenses from the United States that they would be forced to grant reasonable rates to consumers regardless of any ancient I [ contracts thoy may have made. Secretary Klshor &1bo told tho pow er companies that If such rates were not granted within a reasonable time he would bring suits In the federal courts of tho respective states In which the power plants arc located, to revoke their licenses. UNDERWOOD FAVORS DISCRIMINATION BIRMINGHAM. Ala., Nov. 20.?In an address delivered here by Oscar W. Underwood, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, he strongly urged the restoration of the American Merchant Marine. Ho added: "We should return to the doc trine of our Democratic fathers and discriminate In favor of American ships in order to find a foreign mar ket for our BurplUB products." HYDE PLACED ON TRIAL! NEW YORK, Nov. 20.?Charles H. Hyde, former city chamberlain under Mayor William G. Gaynor. was placed on trial today on a charge of having forced Joseph G. Robin, president of tlje defunct Northern Bank, to make a loan to the Carnegie Trust Com pany. Hyde, it is alleged threatened to withdraw city funds on deposit in the Northern Bank unless the loan was made. The Northern fuilOd. and Robin is now serving time in connec tion with its failure. BOMB MANIAC AT LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES. Nov. 20?Armed | with an Infernal machine and dyna-' mite enough to destroy several city blocks, and a big bottle of nitro glycerine. last night, Albert Henry Davis, a masked maniac, took pos session of the Los Angeles police sta tion and held it for an hour. Thousands of people on the streets in the vicinity of the police station ! were thrown Into a panic and sought I safety at a distance. Police Detective Hosick at the im minent risk of his life, slipped be hind the maniac and knocked him un conscious. The fuse attached to the infernal machine had been automat ically ignited, and Detective Drown picked it up from the floor of the station where it was sputtering smartly and threw the fuse box into the street, and sticks of dynabite, which Davis had dropped on the floor when he entered the police sta tion were also kicked into the street and scatttered about the pavement. Brown jumped on the fuse and broke its connection with the infern al machine, and thus prevented the explosion which the mauiac evidently had planned so carefully. Davis was locked up. Not much is known about the man, but the police are looking up his record. LADIES' AID BAZAARR. The Ladies' Aid Society will hold their annual bazaar on Wednesday afternoon and evening, Dec. 4, at Tay lor's Candy Store. This promises to be the most interesting bazaar ever held by the society, and will have a number of unique features. MOOSE WILL DANCE. "Howdy Pap!" Oh you Moose. The big time comes oft next Friday evening when Juneau Lodge, No. 700, L. O. O. M. gives its social and dance, in honor of the largo number of members who recently Joined. An entertaining program has been arranged containing some special fea tures, and there will be dancing dur ing the evening. There is a surprise in store for the ladies who attend and a royal good time is anticipated. In vitation is by card only?ask a Moose. Ladies furs for Holiday trade. W. H. Case. tf The Daily Empire delivered in Ju neau. Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 a month. ' BRYAN MAY BE IN CABINET SEATTLE, N6v. 20.?A special to the Post-Intelligencer, on authority that can hardly be questioned, says that William Jennings Bryan will be offered the portfolio of Secretary of State In President Wilson's cabinet, if he will accept it. Mr. Bryan is reported to have said recently while in Washington that he would not accept any position what soever. ARIAL HONEYMOON FOR THIS COUPLE PORTLAND, Ore.. Nov. 20? Si Chrlstoflferson. an aviator, and Mrs. Emma Pecker, were married here to day. After the ceremony they went on an aerial honeymoon in Chrtstof tenon's biplane, their destination be ing Carson Springs, in Columbia County. FIRST REAL WORK BEGAN TODAY WASHINGTON, Nov. 20?The first real work preparatory to the forth coming session of Congress began today, when the sub-committee of the House committee on appropriations began its work, which includes the consideration of the legislative, execu tive and judicial appropriations. EARTH, NOT WAR DISTURBANCE MECICO CITY Nov. 20.?This city was visited by an earthquake shock j at 7:15 yesterday morning. LISTER IS ELECTED BY 560 VOTES. ? SEATTLE, Nov. 20.?Returns from all the voting precincts of the state have been received. They show* that 1 Ernest Lister, the Democrat candi- ' date for governor, has a majority over , Governor M. E. Hay, Republican, the present incumbent, of 560 votes. Gov. Hay stated there would be no con- \ tesL I All the other state otlicinls elect- i ed, are Republicans. ( OLD-TIME PIONEER HAS PASSED ON. SEATTLE, Nov. 19.?Taylor Hold en, a pioneer customs inspector and , police officer of this city, died here i today. Ilolden came to Seattle in < 1880. In 1887 he joined the stampede ] to the Klondike, and later was in Nome and Fairbanks. He was about ' 58 years old. DIED WHILE BUYING COFFIN FOR WIFE. ] I RALEIGH, N. C., Nov. 19.?Going i to an undertakers to buy a coffin in which to bury his wife. George New- ] ton caught sight of the coffin display i and collapsed, dying In a few min utes. WARREN WILL GO BACK. CHEYENNE, Wyo.. Nov. 20.?The > Republicans will control the Wyom ing legislature, and Senator Warren will be re-elected A ALLIES TAKE STRATEGIC POINT RIKKA. Nov. 20. ? Tho combined Servian and Montenegro troops have occupied AIcsbIa, on the Adriatic coast, tho chief source of supply for the besieged Turkish garrison in Scutari. It Is believed that the Turks must soon surrender the city. Relations Not Amicable. LONDON, Nov. 20.?The Salonicn correspondent of the TimeB tele graphs that the relations between the Greeks and Bulgarians arc far from amicable. Bulgarian Concession to Turks. LONDON, Nov. 20.?The Sofia. Bul garia, correspondent of the London Times, says that there is good reas on to believe that the Turkish govern ment haB been informed that Con stantinople, the shores of the sea of Marmora, the Dardanelles and some small adjacent territory may remain under Turkish sovereignty. Seryians Bayonet Consul. VIENNA. Nov. 20?The relations between Austria and Servia have be come more strained than ever because of the bayoneting of the Austrian consul at Prisrerd, by Servian tro.ips, who, it is also alleged, killed 111 men and 25 women with machine guns. Cholera Among Bulgarian Troops. SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 20.?Cho'era has broken out among the Bjlga?inn troops and many death it is said, are occurring dally. ASSASSINATION WAS THE RESULT OF PLOT. MADRID, Nov. 20. ? The Madrid police have announced that the as sassination of Premier Canalejas was the result of a plot, arranged at Ha vana, during the meeting of the In ternational Anarchists some time ago. WATSON INDICTED BY GRAND JURY AUGUSTA, Ga., Nov. 20?Thom as E. Watson, editor of Watson's Magazine, has been indicted by a fed eral grand Jury for sending obscene magazine matter through the United States malls. Watson has been ar raigning Catholicism in a virulent manner. RECEIVER FOR LIBERIA. WASHINGTON, Nov. 20.? On the recommendation of President Taft, Reid Page Clark has been appointed general receiver of customs for Li beria, Africa, by American, German and British bunkers. THOMPSON SUCCEEDS McCLUNG AS TREASUREP. WASHINGTON. Nov. 20. ? Carni Thompson, Secretary to President Taft, has been appointed Treasurer of the United States, to succeed Lee McClung, resigned. Thompson was formerly Secre tary of state Ohio, but has been Pres ident Taft's secretary for the past few months, succeeding Chas. D. Ilillcs, now chairman of the Kepubl can National Committee. KILLED WIFE AND SELF. SEATTLE, Nov." 19.?In a fit of lealous rage Charles E. Noe, a ship carpenter, shot and killed his wife to Jay at the Hote' Craig In this city. Noe then took his own life. THE MATTER OF A PUBLIC LIBRARY. The matter of providing a public library and reading room in Juneau Is to receive some attention in the near future. One business man said that such a plan should receive the support of ill well intentloned citizens. The territorial library while in its present state offers but little ser vice to the man who has an idle hour to spend or an evening to de vote to such employment as reading or acquiring knowledge. Special prices on Holiday goods. W. H. Case. tf ALLIES WILLING TO LET TURKS KEEP CONSTANTINOPLE LONDON, Nov. 20.?A special dis patch to the Daily News from Con stantinople says that the allies de mand the surrender of the Tchatalja lines and all strategic points. The allies arc willing that the Turks should retain Constantinople and a strip of the coast. It Is alleged on good authority that the Bulgarians and Greeks are quar reling about the disposition to be made of Monastir, which was captured by the allies on Monday. NO STATE LINES EOR COMMERCE WASHINGTON, Nov. 20. ? Chair man Prouty of the Interstate Com merce Commission delivered the prin cipal address today at the meeting of the Interstate Association of Railway j Commissioners, in session in this! city. In the course of his speech j Chairman Prouty referred to the work that had been accomplished by the National Commission and the State Commissions of various states, and he emphasized the statement that "there should be no such thing as state lines where commercial interests are at stake." Austria May Lose Provinces BERLIN, Nov. 20.?Another serious complication In the present muddled situation in Europe has arisen In the occupation by the Balkan allies of the port of Alesslo, on the Adriatic sea. The disruption of the Austrian pro vinces of Dalmatia, Herzegovina, Bos nia, Croatia and Slavonfa and their going over to Servia and her Balkan allies is predicted as the inevitable result, should Austria try to prevent the Servian occupants of Adriatic ports. Clark Favors Filipinos Freedom WASHINGTON, Nov. 20?Speaker Champ Clark in an interview with Delegate Quezon, of the Philippine inlands, relative to the Filipino peo ple and the independence of the isl ands, said that the Filipinos should be given their indenpendence and it should be guaranteed by the United States. Ho added that he desired to see tho islands free and declared that he would endeavor to bring about this condition, which he believed would be for their own good. COAL SHORTAGE ON PACIFIC COAST There seems to be a well authen ticated report that there will be a coal shortage all over the Pacific Coast during the coining winter, and Juneau's business men have been giv ing the subject some thought. When .Mayor Bishop was ap-j proached on the subject, he stated that there would probably bo a shortage but the situation in Juneau would be all right if the people who can find room would only take the coal away from the City bunkers so that more could be shipped In im mediately. HIT ON HEAD BY BY A PIECE OF TIMBER. John Groth was hit on the head by a piece of timber while making a change of timbers in the Persever ance mine yesterday, shortly after one o'clock. The injured man was hur ried to St. Ann's and is receiving the best of attention. HOSPITAL NOTES. Clayton Irish, a bookkeeper in the employ of the Perseverance was to day discharged from St. Ann's hos pital. Alfred Carlson was taken to the hospital today and will undergo a minor operation tomorrow morning. Dr. Simpson is in attendance. Geo. Kohlhepp has recovered suf flcietnly to receive visitors at St. Ann's CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF CLIENT. GOSHEN, N. Y., Nov. 19. ? The trial of Burton W. Gibson, the New York lawyer, who is accused of mur dering his client, Countess Rosa Monasschik, begau today. PIONEER MINING COMPANY SUED FOR $600,000. SEATLE, Nov. 20?John Tiberg, arrested on an indictment charging him with stealing gold dust valued at $30,000, and who was ackuitted re cently at Nome, has begun suit against the Pioneer Mining Company for $600,000 damages. Complete assortments of hammered brass, at I. J. SHAI&ICK'S. WANTS RAILROAD TAXING REFORM WALLA WALLA, Nov. 20? C. W. Masterson, a blind man who was elect ed to the state legislature, at the re cent election, is a strong advocate of a new method of taxing railroads, and he says he will work for this reform at the coming legislative session in January. In an Interview, he said: "I would let the railroads turn in their own figures on the value of their property and then let the peo ple base freight rates on their valu ation. "The fact that I atn blind means that I cannot spend much time run ning around looking politicians, but I will be in the House all the time working." Masterson, is a Democrat, and so far as known, he is the only blind legislator in the country with the exception of Senator Gore, of Okla homa. ARRANGING MEMORIAL SERVICES OF B. P. O. E. Judge Grover C. Winn, J. B. Mar shall and 1^. C. Jamison, the commit tee of arrangements having in charge the Elks' memorir' services, are mak ing good progress. The memorial services are to be held 011 the first Suuday in December, which is the first day of the month. The services will consist of the usual exercises provided by the ritual as well as a very attractive musical pro gram. The Treadwell orchestra has al ready consented to attend and serve. There will also be a male quartet and several vocal solos. JUNEAU-WRANGEL-KETCHIKAN CABLE AGAIN WORKING. The United States telegraph office in Juneau this morning received a cable announcing that the cable ship Burnside bad completed the repairs to the broken cable between Wrangel and Juneau, and between Ketchikan and Juneau. Service can now bo re sumed between Juneau and those points. The last break repaired was at Dry straits, from which point the Burnside was leaving for Juneau at one p. m. today. Silk petticoats in taffetas and mos selains, all colors, $.'1.C5. CHAS. GOLDSTEIN.