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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
.... = ~ ; ?T n ! 3 : ? VOL. 1. NO. 17. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21, 1912. PRICE 10 CENTS. ST. SOPHIA BECOMES A PEST HOUSE . - ' ' ' I FEARS MAD RUSH FROM OUTSIDE TO THIS SECTION Dave Kpsteyn. of the firm of Ep styn. Gilmour & Company, arrived on the Spokane this morning from Seat tle. .Mr. Kpsteyn says that there :s much excitement in Seattle over the Juneau outlook and that there will he a great rush to this place in the early spring. It is freely predicted that there will be a tent city added to the town of Juneau in a few brief weeks. Many would have ventured to come now had not the warning gone forth that there wns nothing to be done here during the winter and no hab itable place for them to live. Mr. Epsteyn says ho advised people to wait until spring and warned labor ing people especially that Juneau had enough labor for the present needs. From the talk around Seattle ho tels. the half of Iditarod's last popu ulation will migrate to Juneau in tho spring and many old Xomeites are coming. The adjacent territory will certainly have a thorough prospect ing when that bunch of rustlers gets here. JUNEAU NEEDS MORE DOCKAGE FACILITIES One of Juneau's most promi-; nent business men said the other day that the time had arrived when more' adequate dockage facilities must he provided. "As a matter of fact," he said, "we should have adopted some plan long ago whereby the cost of freight handling could be reduced to the minimum and at the same time provide the necessary convenience for expediting business. "But," he continued, "since we haven't done it. it seems to me that a start should be made at once to ward the desired result. Our docks are but little narrow piers, hardly fit for the fishing boats to lie alongside of and when freighters come in with any sort of cargo there is all sorts of delay and inconvenience that amounts to a considerable item In the matter of cost to the man or company en gaged in developing or operating a business in this country. "What we should do. in my opin ion. is to get together and devise some plan looking to the construction of a union wharf, one that would have ample frontage to properly dock any of the vessels that make this port, singly or In pairs. I know such a; plan is practical and that it can be carried out now if we can only get together on the proposition. It seems to me that the scheme would meet the approval of the steamship companies and certainly no business man of Juneau could oppose it" MR. KIRMSE'S BODY BEING EMBALMED I A large number of sympathetic j friends were at the dock when the Spokane landed this afternoon to meet the stricken family of the late Herman D. Kirtuse, who were aboard. Judge and Mrs. John F. Malony wera passengers, as were also Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cleveland, who had crossed the channel and boarded the vessel at Tread well this morning. The body of the deceased is in the embalmer's hands at Ketchikan and will sent to Juneau on the first boat. Beyond the decision to bury the re mains here, no arrangements have as yet been made. Typewriters for rent. W. H. Case. tf ON THANKSGIVING EVE. The Elks club has decided to ad vance the date of the next fortnight ly dance by one day on acount of the regular date falling on a holiday. The dance scheduled for next week will therefore be given on Thanks giving Eve. A large turnout is ex pected. Complete assortments of hammered brass, at 1. J. SHARRICKS. HARVEST HOME SERVICE. On next Sunday night the Annual Harvest Home Service will be held at Trinity Episcopal church. The church will be suitably decorated and there will be special music for the oc casion. Special prices on Holiday goods. W. H. Case. tf AN "AD" AND A MORAL. An advertisement for a lost watch, inserted in The Daily Empire yester day brought in a gold watch today. The watch was picked up on the street by Mrs. Billie Taylor. It pays to advertise?in The Daily Empire. Indies furs for Holiday trade. W. H. Case. tf 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 i n n 1111111111111 ii 111111 Marine Notes;; i 11ii111111111111 ii 111111 it The fishing boats Alecto and Belle were at the City float this morning, I the latter should have sailed (or the banks yesterday. The fishing schooner Highland j Queen arrived last night from the lishiug grounds with a large catch of halibut which is being unloaded to I day. The launch Iowa, Capt. Dickinson, was scheduled to leave for Gypsum this morning. The trading launch Bear went on the beach for repairs this morning. The Princess May is due from Skag way tonight and will leave for the South at 4 a. ra. tomorrow. The Georgia arrived from Sitka and way ports at 8:30 this morning. The Spokane will take a large ship ment of halibut on her southbound trip. The Georgia left for Skagway and intervening points at 1 p. in. today. The Spokane arrived at the island this morning and proceeded to dis charge a large consignment of freight. In addition to the 144 tons for Tread well and 33 tons for Douglas, the Spokane has 222 tons for Juneau. She is expected to dock here at 4:30 this afternoon. The Mariposa will call here sQUth bound on November 26. The Yukon is expected to leave here for the westward on November 26. The Spokane will leave for Skag way tonight and is due to sail South tomorrow night or Saturday morning. To Juneau patrons: I wish to announce that I am pre pared to give prompt and efficient service in delivering, coal hauling freight, baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER Phone Order 5-7 or 55 tf SPECIAL CHOIR REHEARSAL. There will be a special choir prac tice held in Trinity Episcopal church this evening at 7:30 sharp in order to rehearse the music for the Annual Harvest Home Service, which will take place next Sunday evening. All members of the choir are requested to be present this evening at the prac tice. Hot chili beans all the time at Lockie McKinnon's Mayflower. tf. Thanksgiving cards, cut flowers, new and attractive novelties at the Winter & Pond Art Store. ??? The Daily Empire delivered In Ju neau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 a month. THE TURKS REEUSE CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 21. ? Turkey has rejected the peace terms offered by the allies in a formal note which reads: "Thr Porte finding the conditions of the armistice unaccept able, has ordered Nazim Pasha to re sume military operations. CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 21. ? Two thousand cholera-stricken men and women have been crowded Into the Mosque of St. Sophia, transform ing the beautiful and historic edifice into a reeking pest house. Not long ago the Servians and Greek commanders declared that they "would carry the cross in triumph in to the Mosque of St. Sophia." It is to prevent them from carrying out this boast that the Turks have resorted to the amazing plan of trans > forming the mosque into a plague-in I tested charnel house. Fighting Has Ceased. LONDON. Nov. 21.?A dispatch to the London Times from Sofia says that fighting has ceased between the Turks and Bulgarians. Austria Sends Ultimatum. BERLIN. Nov. 21. ? The Berliner Tageblat says that Austria sent an ultimatum to Servia in that country's dispute with Albania. Peace Envoys Named. CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov 21. ? The peace envoys on the part of Tur key at the proposed peace conference will be Nazim Pasha, commander in chief of the Turkish army. General Savoff will represent Bulgaria. Peace Commissioners Meet. CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 21. ? The peace plenipotentiaries are hold ing a preliminary conference at the village of Hademkeui. just outside of Constantinople. The meeting began this morning. There Is intense inter est in this city as to the result of the conference, especially among the foreigners residing here. The Turkish commissioners asso ciated with Nazim Pasha, are Izzet Pasha, chief of staff of the war ofllco. and former commander of the Ye men. and Chadnu Bey, counsellor of state. Denies Allegation; Defies Allegator WAYCROSS. Ga., Nov. 21. ? Wil liam Jennings Bryan, who passed through here last night, was asked as to the report stating that he would be secretary of state in Wilson's cab inet. He said: "I have not conferred with Gover nor Wilson since his election; 1 have never discussed with him or anv other person connected with him, the question of office, and I have no in tention of going to Bermuda." One lot of ladies' roats. specially priced, all sizes and colors. $18.75. CHAS. GOLDSTEIN. ??? THE SPOKANE'S LIST. The Spokane passengers from Seat tle to Juneau were: J. F. Malony and wife, J. E. Malony, J. F. Malony, Jr., A. W. Nadeau, D. A. Epsteyn, J. A. Hellenthal and wife. Geo. R. Noble, Mrs. Lotta McCarthy, Henry Cassus. J. McGee. J. R. McGee. Jack Smith, Georgia Clark. Frank R. Cook, Mrs. H. L. Bahrt, Mrs. J. P. Conway, Hec tor McLean, Chris Peterich, Jas. Burns, W. R. Nichols, Peter Brown Wm. R. Martin. LINEMAN FALLS?HURT. Ed Mtchaelson a lineman in the employ of the Alaska Light and Pow er Company was on a pole near the governor's new manlslon making some changes this merning. He un suspectingly cut the last line when the pole fell bearing him to the ground. Mtchaelson clung to the polo till near the ground then attempted to jump but his dingers refused to let go and the pole bumped him hard, causing an injury to his back. He was taken to St. Ann's hospital. The case is not considered serious. A MASSACRE REPORTED AT JAEEA ATHENS, Greece, Nov. 21.?Reports of u massacre of Christians and non Moslems, by the Turks, at Jaffa, in Pnlestine, the seaport of Jerusnlem. 011 the eastesrn shore of the Mediter ranean. have reached Athens, and the Russian cruiser Olga has left Pireaus for that port. Jaffa baa no harbor, being situated on an exposed site on the Mediter ranean, and all traffic between ships am' the town is carried on by means of boats and small lighters. The population of Jaffa is about 30,000. ? PREPARING ANNUAL MESSAGE TO CONGRESS WASHINGTON. Nov. 21.?Presi dent William H. Taft has begun dic tating his last annual message to the Congress which will convene on Dec. 2. It Is said that the message will be the most comprehensive yet suh j mlttod by President Taft, nnd will lead In an emphatic way with what he believes to be the vital questions con fronting the nation. The message will undoubtedly again urge upon the Senate the ratification of the arbitra tion treaties. CHINA TREATING WITH RUSSIA PEKING, Nov. 21.?The Chinese government has opened negotiations with the Russian legation in this city with respect to securing a recogn! I tion of the autonomy of Mongolia. The Chinese people are still clam oring for war, but President Yuan and his cabinet have taken a Arm at titude pending negotiations with Rus sia for the complete settlement of the .Mongolian question. DIVORCED BISHOP NOT RECOGNIZED ALBANY, N. Y., Nov. 21. ?Because he divorced his wife some years ago Rev. R. D. Silver, of Topeka. Kan sas. recently elected Bishop of that sate, has been refused confirmation by the Episcopal dlocosc. MISS MALONE IS IN SEATTLE HOSPITAL. Miss Helen Malone is in Providence hospital. Seattle, and was to have un dergone a minor operation last Satur day. Her father Harry .Malone, depu ty clerk of the district court, expects some word in the Spokane's mail. Mrs. and Miss Malone left Juneau for Seattle about three weeks ago. GOV.ELECT LISTER GIVEN A RECEPTION. SEATTLE, Nov. 21.?A public- rc-1 ceptlon to Governor-elect Ernest List er was given In the big Hoge sky scraper building last night. There was a large attendance, many promi nent public men of all political par ties being present. HANKOW SECURES A LARGE LOAN. HANKOW, China, Nov. 21.?A con tract for a loan of seven and one half million dollars has been com pleted by the Robert Dollar Company of Shanghai, for the construction of the new Hankow electric car lines. SOUTHBOUND . Princess May sails South at 4 a. in. tomorrow. The following have taken passage: W. C. Irish, Claus H. Mey er, Fred S. Zaugg, Harry Debar, Dan .McLeod, Sam Boash, Fred Moan, Sister M. Itha, Sister M. Theodore, and Veronica Calamair. CANT FIND LOCATION; GOES SOUTH. A Stoner, formerly of Iditarod, who has been looking over Juneau for the past week with a view to enter ing business here, will leave on the i Princess May tonight. Mr. Stoner is discouraged because he cannot find a suitable location at the present time. THE RAFFLE TONIGHT. The Malonv building presented an animated scene today during the progress of the sale, being conducted by the Ladies' Altar Society. The fancy goods are selling rapidly?the '.'goodies" were all gone at noon, but a fresh supply Is now on hand?to night the raffle for that celebrated doll. COURT ORDERS OFFICIAL RECOUNT TOPEKA Kas., Nov. 21?The State Supreme Court has ordered an olliclal recount of the vote for governor in Bourbon County. The official re turns show that George E. Hodges, Democrat, was elected by a plural ity of 31 votes. The Finale of Wilson's "Pension" NEW YORK, Nov. 21.?Andrew Carnegie has given an additional two millions to the Carnegie Foundation. The trustees of the Foundation form ally announced the rejection of Gov ernor Wilson, former president of Princeton University, for a pension made several years ago. Professor Dickenson S. Miller characterized their action in the matter as a breach of faith. BLUEJACKETS FATALLY INJURED TOKIO, Japan, Nov. 21.?By an ox plosioii of the magazine of the Jap anese cruiser today twenty bluejack ets were Injured, ten of them fatally. MEXICAN WAR VETERAN STILL LIVES; PARDONED. DOUGLAS, Ariz., Nov. 21?Colonoi Francisco Chiapas, often reported dead during the Mexican revolutions, passed through Douglas today on his way from Mexico City, where he has been In prison, to his former home in Montezuma. He told friends here that he was granted a free and full pardon for his activity for Diaz dur ing tho Madero rebellion. He said also he had received pay In full for the eighteen months during which he was a fugitive from Mexico or in prison. MORE FOOTBALL DOPE. The following persons, Jesse Nevill, Clarence Nichols, Sid McPeters, Bill Albertson, H. Smith, Frank Booth, J. Smith, M. Pitzman, and H. Ward, form a part of the lineup of Outlaws that will attempt to drag the "scarlet and black" of Juneau In the dust weather permitting?on a certain day following Thanksgiving which Is yet to be decided upon. An attempt was made to get an in terview with the higher-ups In charge of tho training of these men but without success. However, some of the men in minor positions talked freely about the powers of this aggre gation of athletes. "Young Casey haB his work cut for him if he wins anything from us,' said one old Outlaw, "those kids are getting frisky," he continued, "and we will take them down a peg or so." Despite all this bravado the fact cannot be disguised, however, that the Outlaws are working like beavers to get in form and. some having be come discouraged after one practice dropped out of the game, pleading bus iness duties and such like lawful ex cuses. Yes, it looks that Nevill and Nichols will baveto establish a few guards and use the whip. In the meantime the young blood directed by Dr. Egginton and Jamison keeps moving along swiftly and steadily. Weight vs. Speed?verily, 'tis a toss-up which wins. Beer made in a church, at Lockio McKinnon's tf. Howard Hamilton Hart Gets Rid of Automobile SAN F'ltANCISCO, Nov. 21.?When the repairs bill had reached two thousand dollars, Howard Hamilton Hart, of this city and Oakland, who made a fortune In the Klondike and Alaska, had his chaffeur run a $5,000 automobile off the ferry Into San Francisco bay. Howard H. Hart was in the Klon dike in the early days, where he made considerable money mining on Bo nanza creek. In tho spring of 1900 he went to Nome, where he also en gaged In mining, with varying suc cess. Leaving there he returned to California, and engaged in the oil business with great success. He has a palatial home in Oakland, and he celebrated its completion a few years ago, by inviting every man then in San Francisco, that he had known in the North to a sumptuous banquet, the menu of which included almost everything procurable from bacon and beanB to champagne. MADMAN WANTED WAGES INCREASED I.OS ANGELES, Nov. 21. ?The | maniac who attempted to dynamite the Los Angeles police station Tues day night, has been identified as Carl Warr, a German pattern-maker. Warr says that he wanted the police force to compel the Pacific Eloctric Com pany to increase wages. He had tried himself to intercede with the com pany but had failed, and he conclud ed to "arouse the police." Mexican Generals Want Their Liberty WACO, Tex., Nov. 21. ? Writs of habeas corpus, returnable on Decem ber 3, have been granted In the cases of General Proflrio Orozco, Sr., and General David De I^a Tuente, Mcxi can military prisoners at San Anton io. The generals were arrested some time ago on the grounds that they were contemplating a raid Into Mex ico, using Texas territory as a base of operations. SUGAR KING SPRECKLES SUED. NEW YORK. Nov. 21.?The United States government has begun suit against Claus A. Sprecklcs, the sugar refiner, for $120,000. for duties on raw sugar which It Is claimed was fraudulently weighed. WOMAN POISONER HELD WITHOUT BOND. SEDALIA. Mo.. Nov. 21. ? Mrs. Lesh, the Missouri woman arrested re cently in Los Angeles, on her own confession of having poisoned two women in this state, was arraigned today and held without bond. ELECTED PRESIDENT RAIWAY COMMISSIONERS. WASHINGTON. Nov. 21. ?At the meeting of the National Association of Railway Commissioners in this city today, O. P. Gothlln, of Ohio, was elected president of the associa tion. WILLIE HOPPE IS AGAIN CHAMPION. NEW YORK, Nov. 21.?In the In ternational billiard tournament here, last night Willie Hoppe regained the title of champion; Frnnk Slosson be ing second and Morningstar and Ya mada, the Japanese, tieing for third place. RETURNS FROM KLAWAK. Returns have been received by the clerk of the district court from the Pacific Trading and Packing Company at Klawak. The pack was 41,359 cases. Hatchery certificates to the amount of $1,412 were turned in, the balance of the tax levy was paid in cash. ALASKAN BANKER MARRIED IN SEATTLE. Charlej Ross, president of the Miners' & Merchants' bank, of Idita rod, and a former well known citizen of Nome, was married on Nov. 12. at Seattle, to Miss Cenith Leone Rob ertson, of that city, the marriage cere mony having taken place at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Hugh R. Robertson. Mr. and Mrs. Ross are spending their honeymoon in New York. Subscribe for The Dally Empire. WILLED WEALTH TO "HOLY ROLLERS" SEATTLE, Nov. 21.?The state su preme court has ordered a hearing In to the regularity of the case wherein Leslie R. Crim, a deceased Alaskan, willed stock In the Lost River Tin Mining Company, worth, It is claimed, $200,000, to the religious sect known as the "Holy Rollers," of which Crlm was an adherent. He died two years ago. The tin mines are located on Lost river In the Seward peninsula coun try. A TIDAL WAVE WIPES OUT TOWNS KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov. 21. ? A tidal wave yesterday destroyed the towns of Savana and La Mar Lucca, killing forty of the Inhabitants. The tidal wave was accompanied by a tor nado which caused considerable dam age at Montcgo bay. KINGSTON, Jamaica,' Nov. 21. ? The governor of Jamaica has left on a special train, accompanied by a detachment of artillery to relieve the destitute In the towns which were de molished by the tidal wave. MEXICAN REBEL LEADER KILLED BY RURALES. MEXICO CITY, Nov. 21.?General Antonio Rojas, an influential rebel leader was killed at San Joaquin in an encounter with a force of Mexican rurales. The war of rebellion is now strictly of a guerilla type, bands of rebels roaming about the country con fining activities largely to pillaging. GUNMEN TO BE SENTENCED NEXT TUESDAY. NEW YORK, Nov. 21.?Justice Golf announced yesterday that the gun men found guilty on Tuesday of the murder of Herman Rosenthal, will be sentenced next Tuesday. CHEMIST INDICTED FOR BOY'S MURDER. BUFFALO, N. Y., Nov. 21.?Frank Hickey, a chemist of this city, has been indicted for the murder of Jo seph Josephs, the six-year-old boy whose dead body was found in the Lackawana sewer a few days ago. MANY ARRESTS OF CRIMINAL QUACKS. WASHINGTON, Nov. 21.?Acting under instructions from the Postmast er-General, raids were made In 72 citesl of the country and 173 arrests were made of persons charged with using the United States mails to pro mote the criminal practice of medi cine. WARNING OFF TRESSPASSERS. A ripple of excitement was caused on lower Franklin street last evening when N. B. Johnson posted a notice warning tresspassers from the prop erty on which he lives. Johnson says he has hold possession of the property and lived on it since 1904. The property is also claimed by the Pacific Coast Company, who have leased it to Chas. Goldstein. The question of ownership is now before the court for adjudication. NOTICE. 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