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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. NO. 18. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22. 1912. PRICE 10 CENT8. CHINA READY TO ATTACK RUSSIA THE STATUS Of THE TIDE LANDS Of THIS TERRITORY The matter of acquiring tide lands: in Coast states and their status in1 Maska is clearly set fortli by I? T. Merry. C. K.. of this city in the fol-i lowing statement prepared for Thel Daily Krnpire: "As regards the acquisition of the ^ tide lands in front of Juneau, perhaps I am qualified to throw some light up- j on the subject, having held the posi tion of State engineer for the survey of the tide lands of Kitsap County, Wash.. "Congress gave to all of the states bordering the Pacific Ocean, includ ing. of course, all inland navigable waters flowing to the sea. the land between high and mean low waters, and the state, through its legislature, appointed three commissioners for each county; also provided for the appointment, by these commissioners, of competent engineers to make the necessary surveys. When the survey was completed the "commissioners of appraisement" examined the lands, fixed their value, and in due time the sale of the same was advertised. But the law gave the upland cwner the r prior right of purchase at the ap praised value, giving him six months to declare his intention. If he failed to make good, the lands fronting his property were knocked down to the highest bidder. Grounds suitable for the propagation of oysters, were ex empted; also natural oyster beds, but, the selection was left with the com missioners. "Now, while It would be a great advantage to Juneau if these lands could be improved. I do not believe that while this is a territory, the gov erning authority would yield these lands to Juneau for any purpose, since such a privilege must necessarily give equal right to all other coast towns, even without the asking. There is no doubt but what Congres? will grant these lands to Alaska when she becomes a state, but it is hard ly likely while the affairs are admin istered by a Secretary of the Interior. But it would be the part of wisdom for the territorial legislature to start the matter going, and keep the sub ject warm before our solons at Wash ington." Alaska's Salmon Pack Over 3,000,000 Cases According to Seattle advices the Alaska salmon pack will be more than 3,000,000 cases for the season, the largest in ten years, hurry-up orders from Kastern buyers and a growing Oriental export trade, the salmon mar ket is manifesting a firmness which, it is asserted, spells higher prices on or about January 1. The pack this year, it is expected, will be the largest on record, the nearest approach being last year, with 2.S21.317 cases. The pack has almost steadily increased since 1902, varying during the last ten years from 2.500.000 cases up to 2.SOO.OOO cases. Reports from the various Alaska canneries are being compiled as fast as received, and the actual pack will be known in a short time. Leading dealers, however, agree that the pack will reach 3.000.000 cases of Alaskans alone. To this will be added more than 300.000 cases of Puget Sound salmon, which is regarded as a light year, and 15.000 cases of Columbia river fish. Few of the buyers in the East were able to anticipate the strong demand that would arise for the new food product, and early in the season sal mon stocks were laid in on the basis of shipments from Puget Sound sat mon centers late in December. Dur ing the last week these orders have been renewed undr "hurry-up" instruc tions. and Washington dalers have been busy getting the orders out. Foreign Demand Increasing. In the meantime the overseas de mand is increasing, with orders com ing in from all world ports. The visi ble supplv for the packing season of 1912 already threatens to be ab sorbed. and the first symptoms of a stiffness in the market was shown in Alaska pinks. Dealers do not contend that there will be any increase in prices at pres ent. but in view of the rapid absorp tion into trade of all salmon in hand, an advance is likely before January 1. Heavy shipments of the fish are go ing to Chicago, where the retail price is three cans for 25 cents. At these figures the Alaska and Puget Sound salman is rapidly taking the place of meat as food staple. HALIBUT SHIPMENTS. The shipments of fresh halibut from the City dock between Oct. 1 and Oct. 21. inclusive totaled 274 boxes The shipment from .^'ov. 4 to Nov. 21. inclusive, were 394 boxes, or a grand tc al of 66S boxes. R. C. Briggs will leave for Hoonah on the Georgia tomorrow morning. AN ELECTION CONTEST IN LOS ANGELES. LOS ANGELES. Cal.. Nov. 22. ? The contest over the returns of the late election in Los Angeles County will be taken to the appellate court, on behalf of President-elect Wilson. Tom Nagei a Habitual Criminal The United States marshal's office this morning received notice frcm Deputy Schnabel, of Wrangel to the effect that Tom Nagel was again un der arrest on the same old charge ot peddling whiskey to Indians. This makes five times he has answered to that complaint. His third conviction for this offense occurred over two years ago and he received a two-years' sentence for the crime. His attorney took an appeal to the circuit court of Calofornia and got a reversal of the verdict of the lower court on the ground that dis trict attorney did not prove in the trial that the persons to whom he gave the liquor were Indians within the meaning of the law provided for such cases. But in the meantime Na gle served two years in prison pend ing the decision of the higher court. His fourth conviction resulted in a seuteuce of 30 days, presumably be cause he had just finished serving an illegal term of two years. Now he is held the fifth time for this offense?it is getting to be a chronic complaint but keeps the dep uty down there in practice. JUDGE LYONS TO GO NEXT WEEK Judge Thomas R. Lyons, of the district court, expects to leave for Valdez on the steamer Yukon, which is due here from Seattle next Tues day or Wednesday. The judge will be accompanied by Mrs. Lyons. Judge Lyons states that he does not know how long the term of court, which he will hold at Valdez, will last, but it will probably be six weeks or two months. Judge Peter D. Overfleld, who will preside at the term beginning Dec. 9, is expected to arrive on the Mari posa. due here from Cordova next Monday. A GOOD WORD FOR SITKA SPRINGS. W. A. Hesse, the well known civil engineer and United States deputy mineral land surveyor, returned on the Georgia this morning from Sitka Hot Springs. Mr. Hesse reports that he had a good time while at the Springs. He says Doctor Goddard is a companionable host and that he has provided every comfort for guests of the place. The place is not crowded at present. Mr. Hesse will remain here for sev eral days, but contemplates going South soon. Hot chill beans all the time at Lockie McKinnon's Mayflower. tf. E. A. Quan, C. O. Quan and S. A. Quan are a trio of brothers from Treadwell embarked on the south bound Princess May this morning. Subscribe for The Daily Empire. DEATH OF A. NADEAU A. W. Nadeau received u telegram todny stating that his brother Alex. Nadeau died at Providence hospital, Seattle, last night. The body will bo shipped to Juneau on the Humboldt, sailing from Seattle tomorrow night. The immediate cause of M.r Nadeau's death was heart failure. He left here about two weeks ago for treat ment at the Seattle hospital. H's wife and thtee children reside here. Mr, Nadeau was foreman ut tho Perseverance mine and had resided here since 1896. and he had many friends in Southeastern Alaska. He was 46 years old. Servians Mind Is Made Up ? PARIS, Nov. 22. ? The Belgrade.; Servia, correspondent of the Daily1 Matin says that the state of mind of the Servian people Is this: "We' want ports on the Adriatic, and wo will go to war with Austria if it is necessary to get them." i DIGGS ACQUITTED AT CORDOVA CORDOVA. Nov. 23?The jury in the case of the United States against i Joseph F. Diggs, 011 trial here before 1 Judge Overfield today returned a ver- 1 diet of not guilty. When the verdict ' was announced there was a big dent- 1 onstration in the court room, which t was crowded with interested specta tors among them many friendsof the 1 defendant, who were enthusiastic over Diggs' acquittal. Diggs was the first postmaster of Cordo/a, and he was placed under 1 arrest about a year ago. after an in- < vestigation of the postoillce inspect- ' ors. 1 Shortage in the funds was charged, but Diggs' friends claimed that hrt 1 was not guilty. He was released 011 ? bail and recently returned to Cordova to undergo trial. MARRIED IN HASTE; REPENTS j 1 CHICAGO. Nov. 22.?Mrs. Robert ' S. Givens, a divorced society womai 1 and a former Detroit beauty, recent ly eloped to Indiana and married u 1 man who had represented himself ' as Edward B. Kirkman, son of Mar- ' shall Kirkman, a former president of ( the Chicago & Northwestern Rail road. But Mrs. Givens' illusion has been dispelled. Instead of her husband be ing the son of a millionaire he turns I out to be William Boehm, Edward : B. Kirwman's chaffeur. Mrs. Givens- 1 Boehm will again seek the divorce 1 court. i INDICTED TRUST I OFFICIAL IS DE/ O. . PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 22. ?Theo- < dore Zurburgg, head of the watch case trust, who was indicted a short time 1 ago is dead of heart failure. I MEXICAN REBELS CAPTURE A TOWN 1 EL PASO, Tex.. Nov. 22.?News re ceived here from Palomas a border 1 town of Mexico, states that the reb els have captured the town and loot ed some of the stores and other build ings. CHINA IS SURELY PREPARING FOR V>?R. SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 22. ? Ca blegrams from China received here by prominent Chinese announce that China is rapidly preparing for a war with Russia. A. Arnstadt, a well knokn mining man of Sum Dum, arrived in Juneau , hhvlng traveled up in his launch. W. R. Nichols will leave for Gyp- i sum on the Georgia tomorrow. i DRIVE BULGARIANS BACK FOR FOUR MILES 1) CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 22. ? Bulgarian forces retreated yesterday a distance of four miles, to the trenches outside of the Tchatalja for tifications. Terms Were Impossible. LONDON. Nov. 22. ? The TurkiBh Grand Vizor in an interview with the Constantinople correspondent of the Daily Mail, said: "The peace terms offered by the allies were simply impossible. The Bulgarians asked for the surrender of Adriauople, Scutari, Janina and the Tchatalja line of forts." Turkish Cruiser Blown-Up. SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 22?A Bul garian torpedo boat is reported to have blown up the Turkish cruiser liamidleh, at Yarnn in the Black sea. Many Turks are said to have perished in the explosion. CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 22. ? Nazim Pasha, commander-in-chief of the Turkish army telegraphs the war office as follows: "The Bulgarian army has fallen back to certain points four ami a half miles distant.. Many deud have been found In the Bulgar ian trenches. American Cruisers at Gibraltar. GIBRALTAR, Nov. 22.?The Uniteu States criusers Montana und Tennes see have arrived here, en route to Constantinople. Both Sides Claim Victory. CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. 22. ? The battle along the whole length of the Tchatalja lines has been resumed, failing the negotiations to bring about an armistice. Both the Bulgarians and the Turku claim the victory in the naval en gagement off Varna, on the Black sea. The Greel: forces have occupied Fioreica and have cut off thirty thous and Turks who were retreating from Monastir. ROOT APPEALS TO PEOPLE OE NATION NEW YORK, Nov. 22? United States Senator Ellhu Root in a speech at a banquet here lntst night made a fervent appeal to the nation to keep faith with Great Britain in the matter of Panama canal tolls, hie urged that the subject be sumltted to arbitration. CONFESSED MURDER OF HIS STEPFATHER. PORTLAND, Or., Nov. 22. ? Glen Llalt, a boy nineteen years old, to lay surrendered to the police stating that he had murdered his stepfather, D. M. Leltzell, and buried the body. DISREGARD THE CABINET MAKERS; HAMILTON. Bermuda. Nov. 22?In in interview here yesterday, I'resi lent-elect Wilson said, with reference to the work of cabinet-makers in the United States: "All the statements nade about my selections for my cab inet may be disregarded until I make the announcement myself." Governor Wilson is chiefly resting lore, and taking in the numerous ilaces of interest on the island. He ins made no announcement as to the luration of his stay. THE KIRMSE FUNERAL. The funeral of the late Herman D. \irinse will be held here following the irrlval of the body. The obsequies will be under the direction of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of which Mr. Kirmse was a cherished member. Other orders that will likely participate are the Arctic Brotherhood and the Fratern al Order of Eagles, in both of which deceased was an esteemed member A great many people will come from Skagway to attend the funeral. It is expected that they will arrive on the Spokane. Interment will be In the Elks' plot of ground, overlooking the channel. Ladles furs for Holiday .trade. W. H. Case. tf THE SALE CONTINUES. The Ladies' Altar Society Sale has Ijeen a success and quite n sum has been realized, but there remain manv choice articles of fancy work and some potted plants, so a "left over" sale will continue until Saturday eve ning. Mrs. Berry won the doll that was raffled last night. COAL STEALING CASE HAS BEEN CONTINUED. Red Lewis who was arrested for stealing coaland brought for trial be fore Judge Winn of the commission pr's court, has had his case contin ued and !b out on hiB own recogniz ance. Schranck Is Now In Insane Asylum MILWAUKEE, Nov. 22. ? John Schrnnk, who shot Colonel Theodore Roosevelt In this city on the night of Oct. 14, was committed to the Insane asylum at Oshkosh today. A com mission of Ave alienists nad prev iously pronounced Sschrank insane. TO CARRY MATERIAL IN FOREIGN VESSELS. WASHINGTON, Nov. 22?To pre vent delay in the completion of the Panama canal the Interstate Com merce Commission has modified its ruling so as to permit foreign vessels to deliver material for canal con struction. MADERO BLAMES NEWSPAPERS MEXICO CITY, Nov. 22.?At a ban quet given here last night President Francisco I. Madero In a speech that bristled with bitterness declared that tho newspaper press were largely re sponsible for the ills that have been brought upon Mexico. He declared, however, that the nation would sur vive, and that rebellion was virtual ly extinct. B. 'Stewart, of the Alaska-Juneau. was in town for a few hours this morning and returned to the mine this afternoon. Typewriters for rent. W. H. Case. tf Fred Garner and wife left on the Princess May this morning for a four weeks' stay in Sound cities. Mr. Gar ner lias had trouble with his eyeB and is going out for treatment. Alex Sutherland took passage on the Princess May. THE VALENTINE BUILDING. In connection with the story that he contemplated improving his prop erty on Front and Seward streets, Mr. Valentine says: "The plans have been drawn, but not the specifica tions. It is probablo that the build ing will cost considerably more than $12,000. I expect to build by day la bor under competent architectural su pervision. The construction will be gin as soon as the frost is out of the ground and will be rushed to comple tion. I have had many applications from prospective tenants and know it will pay from the start. WILL LIVE IN JUNEAU. Mr. Harry Morton, of Douglas, who was married to Miss lone. Elizabeth McDonald of the same place last Tuesday was in Juneau this morn ing looking for apartments. It is the intention of Mr. and Mrs. Morton to make their home in Ju neau. CHINESE TROOPS READY TO MARCH AGAINST RUSSIA SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22?Sixty thousand Chinese troops have been mobilized in Pokin and are in readi ness to inarch to Mongolia and re establish Chinese rule in that coun try, and drive out the Russians. This statement Is contained in a cablegram received hero by Yow Gook, private secretary to Fung Chi You, secretary of state in President Yuan's cabinet. General Wong Hing is in command of the mobilized troops. A special from Pckin to the Chi nese Kdce Press confirms the cable gram, and adds further that the gov ernment has already dispatched fifty thousand troops to Mongolia to pro tect the people who have opposed the ratification of the convention between Russia and Mongolia. LONDON, Nov. 22.?The Daily Tel egraph's Ppkin correspondent tele graphs that the Chinese Mongolian expedition will advance in three widely-separated columns which will ultimately converge at Urga. HUNDREDS Of LIVES SNUFFED OUT IN JAMAICA HURRICANE KINGSTON, Jamaica, Nov. 22.?The i details of the hurricane and tidal; wave which destroyed two towns and wrecked another last Tuesday, are now heinp received, and the loss of life, and damage to property at the northern end of the inland are much greater than was first reported. The dead will number hundreds, many of them having been killed in the hurricane that swept over Monte go bay, and there has been also a great loss to shipping. EARTHQUAKE WRECKS MEXICAN TOWN MEXICO CITY, Nov. 22.?Acambay I a town in northern Mexico is in ruins, due to an earthquake last Tuesday, which demolished the entire town, J the exception of a very few building*, i Sixty dead bodies have been rccov. ered and removed to a church. Many more are still in the wreckaKe, and many hundreds of men, women and children were injured. URGES EFFECTIVE NAVAL FORCE OTTAWA, Ont., Nov. 22?The Ca nadian parliament was opened here today with great ceremony by th? Duke of Connaught, the governor general. In his speech to parliament the duke urged that Canada should aid in the upbuilding of the lmpcriul navy, saying that "conditions have been disclosed which in my opinion and in the opinion of my advisers, render it imperative that the navai forces of the empire should be effec tively strengthened without delay." WANTS PENSIONS FOR EX-PRESIDENTS NEW YORK. Nov. 22.?The trus tees of the Carnegie Foundation a' their recent meeting here made pro vision for an annual pension of of ?25,000 for future cxpresidents and their widows, so long as they remain unmarried. It is claimed that there was much discussion In the board be fore the provision was agreed to, It being urged that to create such a pen sion fund might cause unmerited criticism, and provoke unfavorable comment. DINE WITH THE FRIEND Of WILSON' SAVANAH, Ga., Nov. 22.?William Jennings Bryan and William P. Mo Combs, chairman of the Democratic national committee, who is here re cuperating his health, dined Inst night at the home of Gen. Pleasant A. Stovall, a life-long friend of Pres ident-elect Wilson. I I II I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I fr f Marine Notes i; ... i . f.i i n i i i i i | | | | | | | | | | | |* The cableship Burnnidc raised an chor and departed during the night. All the llshing craft in the harbor are hugging the moorings today. The Princess May arrived from Skagway nt 3 o'clock this morning an dleft an hour later. The lighthouse tenuer Columbine left for Eidred Rock last night. The Spokane is due from Skagway late tonight or early tomorrow morn ing. The Yukon is due to arrive in Ju ueau from the South on November 26. The Alki is due early next week. The Humboldt will arive on Novem ber 27. Many fishing boats are out and ex pected in any minute. The Georgia is due tonight from SkagwaV and will leave at 8 a. m. to morrow for Sitka. She will stop at Tyee and Baranoflf on this trip. SPECIAL at Goldstein's tomor row?Bananas 25 and 30 cents a doz. L. J. Reedy, of the Alaska-Gastin eau labor bureau, returned last night from a trip to Perseverance. SEAL OF SILENCE PUT ON RUSSIANS ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 22.?That Russia is making active military prep arations so as to be ready when the expected European war conflagara tlon breaks out lias been apparent for some time. The Russian press has been warned not to make com ment upon these war preparations, and strict injunctions have been issued by I the Czar to all Russian otiicers against [ talking about the work of mobiliza | tion or anything else of a military j character. EARTHQUAKE SHOCKS FELT AT VANCOUVER. VANCOUVER, B. C., Nov. 22.?Two distinct shocks of an eailhquake were felt here last night at five o'clock, creating not a little excitement for some minutes afterwards. THE MOOSE CALL. Tonight, at the call of the Moose, a large crowd will congregate in Moose hall for a good time socially. There will be music songs and dancing. The short business session is called for 7:30 sharp?no initiation?social begins at 9 o'clock. TRIAL OF WOMAN MURDERER. AUGUSTA, Mo.. Nov. 21.?The trial of Mrs. Elsie Hobbs Raymond, charged with the murder of Miss Mat tie Hackett, in 1905, was begun here today. Beer made in a church, .at Lockie McKinnon's tf.