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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
, VOL. 1. NO. 20. JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER, 25, 1912. PRICE 10 CENT8. CENTER OF THE HALIBUT INDUSTRY GREAT IMPROVEMENTS AT THE PERSEVERANCE MINE No adequate conception of the de velopment work that has been done in tlte past six months, and under way at the present time, in the immediate environs of Juneau, is possible with out visiting the points of physical ac tivity. A journey to the Perseverance mine brings forth many surprises. Super intendent George T. Jackson has cer tainly been doing things in his divis ion of the Alaska-Gastineau Com pany's big project. Besides operat ing the mill while the water and pow er supply was available a tremendous amount of development work has been done. The East Drift. The old Alexander tunnel, which leads to the surface, has been widen ed four feet with a raise of two feet, giving a passage of ten by eight fee'. This work is completed for a distance of 2.200 feet when the tunnel termin ates. At the terminal of this tunnel a working or hoisting station has been made. 30x150 and ten feet high. Prom this station the main shaft runs to the surface 940 feet. This old shaft is being widened to bo 5x14 feet in the clear. Two hundred feet of this work is already done. Prom this same station another main shaft of the same dimensions is being sunk 625 feet to tap the tun nel now being driven from Sheep creek. This was but recently start ed and a depth of 24 feet has been I reached. Here. too. a footwall or? i shute 6x12 feet, going into the foot wall at an angle of 62 degrees for a distance of 100 feet, is finished. Main Tunnel. The main east drift has been wid ened out to 12x10 feet, for a dis tance of 400 feet and re-timbered on the double timber syeiem. " The | work of enlarfging will continue to; the end of the old drift. This old; drift has had a full sized extenslor of 400 feet added to It making the tunnel 1.700 feet long. In this tun nel are the ore shutes now or lately in use and the stopes above have ap parentlv hundreds of thousands ol tons of ore broken down ready for milling. No stoping is in progress now, however, on account of the mill being closed. More Drills Busy. The new 8-lnch air pipe has been laid, having a capacity for 30 ma chines and the power will be turned on tomorrow or next day from Sheep creek furnishing the compressors with air for 26 machine drills. Surface Work. A new carpenter shop, fitting shop and machine shop have been built. A service pipe line has been laid for fire protection to the buildings and for camp supply. A new surface tram has been built with elevation to clear all snow fall. The men's Quarters have been fixed up: steam heat and electric light in each room.. The ground has been cleared for the men's new club bulla ing which will be erected as soon as the lumber arrives. The Oranlte creek pipe line was finished two days ago. This will furn ish water for the mill battery and other purposes. The new Chilian mill is on the ground and will be set up during the winter and be ready for operation next summer. It will be used in milling the oversize that is usually sent back to the crusher. There are about 150 men employed in the camp at the present time, but the number will be increased when the mill starts again, which will he as soon as the Salmon creek power Is available. The men's Quarters and camp buildings will have acommoda tion for 200 men. Kirmse Funeral Tuesday Afternoon The funeral of the late Herman D. Kirmse will be held tomorrow after noon at 2:00 o'clock from Elks' hall under the auspices of the Elks. The body will arrive from Ketchikan on the Alki this evening. Interment will be in Elks' Rest at the Juneau ceme tery. PROPHESIED HONOR TO WOODROW WILSON. JO MET. UL. Nov. 22.?"Be careful of this, for when he gets to be presi dent of the United States you will prize it." With this prophetic injunction. Mrs. j Mary Russel. a cultured and educated teacher and governess, handed her younger brother. John ('. Baker, of .Manhattan. 111., a little fret-saw frame which Woodrow Wilson designed and made for her over forty years ago, when he was a pupil at the Tileston school at Wilmington. N. C. It was; fifteen years ago. when she broke up her home in Manhattan and returned to her old home in North Carolina, that she handed the frame to her brother. Mr. Baker has preserved the little frame and has remembered the pro phecy. The sister died three yars ago at LeehcviUe. N.C. However, she was just as confident of its fufilment as Mr. Baker is now that it is practi cally accomplished. NOTICE TO MASONS. There will be a regular communi cation of Mt. Juneau Lodge No. 147. Monday evening. November 25. Work in Master Mason's degree. All sojourning brothers are invited. W. W. CASEY. W. M. 2t. ADAM AND EVE. Adam and Eve had trouble Satur day night. They started across the channel but there was something wrong with Eve?the "g" string wouldn't work, compelling a return to the dock. Adam Is the United States game warden and Eve is the launch he uses. Subscribe for The Daily Empire. HAYES ESTATE PROPERTY SOLD The water front property belonging to the Jack Hayes estate was sold at auction by the administrator Jatnes Fitzgerald at 10 o'clock this morning on the court house steps, j There were two bidders, John Clark and Mrs. James Fitzgerald. Clark i bid $2,350 and Mrs. Fitzgerald offered $2,400 and accordingly was awarded the purchase. N. L. Burton, of Winn & Burton, acting for the city protested the sale on the ground that the notice of sale had not been posted as required by law. and that Mrs. Fitzgerald's bid should not be accepted, she being the wife of the administrator of the es tate. The property in question has fifty feet frontage on Franklin street and a depth of 147 feet to the water front, '^adjoins the City dock on the south. 1 . INHERITED MONET GETS A PARDON TACOMA. Nov. 24.?Henry Gable, serving a sentence in the state peni tentiary for robbing has been par doned by Governor Hay under pecul iar circumstances. Gable's father 1 died a few months ago leaving an es tate valued at $200,000, of which the son was given one-third. < BISHOP HOFFMAN DEAD. ! PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 24.?Bishop ' Hoffman, of the Reformed Episcopal Church, is dead at the age of 69. HOSPITAL NOTES. Harry Jordan, who was received at St. Ann's hospital following a paraly- , tic stroke. Is getting along nicely. < A1 Carlson, who was in a critical < state following an operation, is im- ] proving and growing stronger. i Mrs. John Harris was brought to < St. Ann's today suffering from appen dicitis. Mrs. Femmer is getting along nice ly today. Mrs. Fred Stackpole. of Wrangel, , is resting comfortably at St. Ann's j NATIONAL PRESS MEETING. j CHICAGO. Nov. 23.?The next meeting of the American National Press Association will be held at Col- ( orado Springs,, June 15, 1913. ( INCREASE OF WAGES i > ? WASHINGTON, Nov. 25. ? Th< ' board of arbitration, sitting in Wash ? Ington. has decided to increase tin wages of thirty thousand locomotive ' engineers on fifty Eastern railroads HOLD JUBILEE OE PRAYER PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 25. ? Five hundred women, delegates to the suffrage convention held in this city yesterday held n prayer jubilee, led by Bishop Rhlnelander, of the dio cese of Pennsylvania, in celebration of the suffrage victories this year in Arizona. Kansas. Michigan and Ore gon. CHINA WINST A_VICT0RY CHICAGO, Nov. 25.?A special ca ble to the Daily News says that the Chinese Pekin expedition has taken Uliassui, in Mongoliu, and that the Russians arc advancing upon Urga. AN HONOR FOR STRIKE LEADER ROME, Nov. 25.?The societies of this city have nominated as a mem ber of the chamber of deputies, Ar turio Giovauaitti, one of the- lahor leaders in the Lawrence, Mass., tex tile strike, and now on trial at Salem in that state, on a charge of being accessary to the murder of Anna Ix> pizzo, at Lawrence. Debs Arrested; Tampering Charge GIRARD, Has., Nov. 25. ? A war rant has been issued by the federal court for this district for the arrest of Eugene V. Debs, late candidate for president of the United tSatcs on he Socialist ticket. Debs has been indicted on a charge of tampering with a witness in the case of the United States against the Appeal to Reason, a Socialist news paper published at Glrard. INDICTED FOR GIVING REBATES PUEBLO, Col., Nov. 24?The fed eral grand Jury in session hero has returned indictments against the Den ver & Itio Grande railroad, and the Colorado Southern railroad on charges of granting rebates to the Colorado Fuel Company and fifteen >ther concerns doing business in this state. The Colorado Fuel and other :ompanies have also been indicted for lcceptlng rebates. EARTHQUAKE ROCKS SAN FRANCISCO HOMES. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25.?This I jity was visited by three earthquake shocks last night at nine o'clock. Homes were rocked, but no damage kvns done. RAILROAD MAN KILLED. ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 25.?Howard lames Samuel Plechner, vice presi- , lent and purchasing agent of the Croat Northern railway, was killed lore yesterday, when an automobile n which he was riding struck an ob struction and turned turtle. , KILLED IN THEATRE PANIC. 1 BALBOA, Spain. Nov. 25.?A fire, i vhich started here in a moving i picture theatre yesterday, created a I panic and caused the death of fifty ( people. ( Mr. and Mrs. J. F. A. Strong were linner guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. Z. i Cheney on Sunday evening. i EUROPE ARMING LONDON, Nov. 25.?Russia, Aus 1 trla, Germany and Italy have two mil " lion soldiers mobilized. ' France has called out her re > sorvlsts. Austrian battleships In the Bospor us have sailed for the Adriatic sea. The Russians are advancing or Urga. The peace plenlpolentaries met to i day at Tchatalja. LONDON, Nov. 26.?The beginning of another week In the history of the Balkan war but adds to the muddled situation in Europe, the ond of which, or the outcome, no one can predict. Europe Beems to be a seething cal dron of uncertainty. Half of the ar mies of Europe aro being secretly mobilized and prepared for Instant service, in the general clash, which is believed to De in evitable over the division of Turkey. Like vultures the European powers are awaiting the final dissolution of the "sick man of Europe," that thoy may share in the spoil. The chief interest of Europe now ccnterB in the mobilization of armies by Russia and Austria, the latter na tion now having four hundred thous and men under arms, while Russia continues massing troops along the frontier, with apparently feverish haste. Continental Europe Is honeycombed with intrigue and the only nation that seems to view the tangled situation with equanimity is Great Britain. GERMAN RESERVISTS READY FOR FIELD. LONDON. Nov. 24.?A dispatch to the Daily Chronicle from Prague,. Austria, says that Germany has or dered 130,000 of the reservist troops to hold themselves In readiness to take the field. It is also stated that Austria Is enforcing a rigid press censorship ALBANIA DECLARES HER INDEPENDENCE. VIENNA, Nov. 24.?A dispatch re ceived here by the Reichpost, states that Albania has declared her in dependence. Albania has been a province of Turkey for many years, and has usually been a state ferment, If not actual revolt. TURKEY APPOINTS MORE COMMISSIONERS. CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. 24. ? Notwithstanding the fact that nego tiations for peace between Turkey and the Balkan states have been practi cally broken off and histillties re newed, Rechad Pasha, minister of commerce, and Hadl Pasha, chief of staff of the Turkish army, have been appointed additional plenipotentiaries to discuss peace terms with Bulgar ia. ITALY IS BOUND TO STAND BY AUSTRIA. ROME, Nov. 24.?It is Btated hero officially that under the convention of 1899, between Italy and Austria, the former considers herself bound to stand by Austria in the Balkan sit uation. China Active in War Preparations SHANGHAI, Nov. 24. ?A dispatch from Pekin says that the Chinese war office is being kept open all night and the greatest military activity is every where apparent. The prospect of a war with Russia, over Mongolia, seems to have fired the new republic with increased patriotism and fervor. CONSTANTINOPLE. Nov. 25.?Ac cording to the Turkish newspaper, Ik lam, Turkey and the Balkan States have agreed to a week's armistice. Tho situation in Constantinople js unchanged The ravages of cholera continue almost unchanged, and food Is becoming scarcer each day, many cf the sources of supply having been cut off by the Bulgarians. The Daily Empire delivered in Ju leau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 i month. AMAZING 1 FIGURES WASHINGTON, Nov. 25.? Estimat ing on a basis of ton months of the present year the export and import trade for 1912 will exceed four bil w lion dollars, the greatest in the his tory of the United States. ' VILLAGES RAZED IN MEXICO MEXICO CITY, Nov. 25.?A special dispatch to the Mexican Herald, states that twenty-five villages in the state of Oaxaca have been destroyed by federal troops as a means of stamping out the revolution. STRIKE LEADERS ADDRESS COURT SALEM, Mass., Nov. 24?Jacob J. Ettor and Arturio Glvannltti, the lend ers of the l^awrence, Mass., textile strike last winter, and who have been on trial here for many weeks, yester day addressed the court in behalf themselves and their comrade Caru so, also on trial. These men were Jointly indicted as being accessories to the murder of Anna Lopizzo, who was shot and killed last spring In the streets of Lawrence. In their address to the court Ettor and Giovannitte said: "If you think us guilty of murder ing our sister, (Anna Lopizzo) give us death. History will record our end. We will go to a higher Judg ment seat and millions of workers will take up our flag of labor where we dropped It In the ditch." KNEELING IN PRAYER, STARVED TO DEATH CHICAGO, Nov. 24. ? Mtb. Julius Miller, a widow, died of starvation in a house on Halstcad street, in this ( city today. When found she was kneeling as If In prnyer, with a babe a few weeks old In her arms. Erects Tablet to Memory Mrs. Strauss NEW YORK, Nov. 25.?A tablet to the memory of Mrs. Isadore Straus , was unveiled here yesterday, by her , daughter, Mrs. Jacobs. The tablet | bears testimony to the devotion of , Mrs. Straus in dying with her lius- i bund. , On the night of April 14, last, when ( the ill-fated steamer Titanic was sink- j ing, Mrs. Straus refused to leave her . husband, and perished with him. TWENTY-THREE INJURED \ IN TRAIN COLLISION. 1 SEATTLE. Nov. 24.?Twenty-three , persons were Injured yesterday when j an Interurban train collided with a ; passenger train on the Puget Sound electric railroad. HARVARD 20; YALE 0. NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 24.?In the football game here on Saturday afternoon between Harvard and Yale the latter scored a disastrous defeaL ( the score being: Harvard, 20; Yale, 1 ?. c HUMBOLDT IS DUE TOMORROW AFTERNOON. 1 SEATTLE, Nov. 24.?Steamer Hum- ' boldt sailed for Juneau Saturday aft ernoon at one o'clock for Juneau. Among her Juneau pasengers are 1 Robert W. Jennings, wife and daugh- v ter; George E. James, Charles Nel- r mee, H. Donnell and Isaac Burand, and the body of the late Alexander I Nadeau. Among the passengers for Douglas are James Daniels and James Davidson. DR. SHAW RE-ELECTED. I PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 25. ? Dr. t Anna H. Shaw has been re-elected t president of the National Equal Suf- I frage League. t IMPORTANCE Of THE HALIBUT FISHING INDUSTRY The businessmen of Juneau are be ginning to express more interest in the welfare of the fishing industry. They are realizing that aside from the fact that the town is the supply point of many canneries that another branch of the fishing business of con siderable imporance has grown to such prominence that the time has come when some decided steps must be taken to care for it or this entire branch of the fishing indusry will be transferred to other parts. One business man who takes an ac tlce interest said: "We are shipping a tremendous lot of halibut, and as The Empire has pointed out our fish ermen are suffering great loss through the culling system. This loss must bo stopped. In my opinion it is up to Juneau to build a cold storage plant. If we haven't the money, then i let the Commercial Club take up the j matter and Interest outside capital. "I have been collecting data," ho continued, "and I find that we shipped from the City dock from Oct 1 to Nov, 21, 668 boxes of fresh halibut; from the Juneau Fish & Ice Company for the same period, I find that 490 boxes were shipped, making a grand total of 1,158 boxes, or 579,000 pounds. This is not so bad for seven weeks. It seems to me this subject should interest every business man in Ju neau." It is said that efforts are being made to interest capital in the build ing of a cold storage plant at Hoon ah or Tenakee, and that if it suc ceeds the fishing fleet will desert Ju neau and take to the point that offers the greatest advantages. Sitka too, it is said, is bidding for a similar en terprise with a fair chance of favor able consideration. TOLD TO BURN LOS ANGELES, CAL. INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 25.?Ortlo K. McManigal, on resuming his testi mony in the dynamite conspiracy cases, today testified that John J. McNamara told him to burn I .ok An geles off the map. "Make it like San Francisco after the earthquake," he said to McMan igal, according to the latter's story. CASE GOES _TO JURY SALEM, Mass., Nov. 25. ? Judge Quinn today instructed the jury in the Ettor-GfovanittI trial that the only verdict that could be returned against the defendants, If the Jury found that they were guilty wai-njur der in the second degree. Caruao, the third defendant might be convict ed in either the first or second degree. ALASKA THE REAL HOME OF MINERALS WASHINGTON, Nov. 25.?A bulle tin just issued by the United States GeologlcalSurvey, prepared by Dr. Al fred H. Hrooks, states that there arc 520 different kinds of ' minerals in Alaska. Mrs. Belmont Bolts Suffrage Convention PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 24. ? The ] National Woman's Suffrage conven- ? tion, which has been in session here, I :ias had a real sensation, and Mrs. Oliver H. P. Belmont is a bolter. When the question of women taking i partisan attitude in politics came up 'or discussion Mrs. Belmont vigorous- \ y opposed it. Contending that worn in suffragists should not ally them selves with a political party. Jane' Vddams, the noted Chicago settle nent worker, led the opposition to j Mrs. Belmont and won. Then Mrs. J Uelmont walked out of the conven- i ion. Miss Addams was active in thei Progressive cause in the late cam >algn. rributes to the Late Vice-President NEW YORK, Nov. 25. ? Memorial j jxerclses were held yesterday at the Republican club in honor of the mem iry of the late Vice President James ?. Sherman. In a letter to the club ^resident Taft said: "It is difficult o mention the public life of a man nore universally loved and who had enderer and more steadfast friends. D. J. Kinzie, manager of the la lor department or the Alaska Tread veil Company, was in town this aft trnoon. \LS0 PLANNED TO BLOWUP CANAL INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 25.?Contin ling his testimony this afternoon in he dynamite cases Ortt McManlgal entitled that the McNamaras had danned to dynamite the Panama :anal. ADAMS WILL GO BACK TO "PEN" SEATTLE, Nov. 24.?George E. Ad ams, the paroled United States assay ofllce thief, has been indicted by the federal grand jury, on two counts charging conspiracy to counterfeit. After his parole from the peniten tiary lost spring Adams became book keeper for a motor car compuuy and a few months later he was arrested j In the shack of a notorious counter feiter,, near Kent, Wash. Incriminat ing letters were found in his posses sion. Will Select Site for New Building NEW YORK, Nov. 25.?The New York state commissioners, who will select a site for the New York build in- at the Panama and Pacific inter national Exposition, to be held in 191o, left for San Francisco yester day. The commission Is headed by Norman E. Mack, proprietor of the Buffalo Times and former chairman of the Democratic National Commit tee. HOCKINS' BAIL IS DOUBLED INDIANAPOLIS. Nov. 25.?The bail of Frank Hockins, one of the men In dicted In the dynamite conspiracy cases, now on trial in thlB city, has been doubled. Judge Anderson an nouncing that he took thl3 action be cause it had developed that Hockln had deceived everyone. Hockin has not procured the increased bail, and has been imprisoned pending the se curing of the additional bail. SAN DOMINGO CONGRESS. SAN DOMINGO, Nov. 25.?Con gress has been called in special ses sion on Nov. 26, when President Vic toria will resign. And a series of revolutions will bo in order. SAM GOMPERS AGAIN ELECTED PRESIDENT. ROCHESTER, N. Y., Nov. 25. ? Samuel Gompers has been re-elected president of the American Federation of Labor. The next convention will bo held in Seattle, Wash. SOMETHING new every day at the WINTER & POND STORE. ??? OLD-TIMERS GOING OUT. Ed Held, for a long time with the Chas Goldstein Co.. and Lou Held, his brother, of the Kensington mine at Comet, will be leaving on the Al kl tonight. Bill Cady, recently with the Hoonah Packing Company, will travel with the Held brothers. They are traveling for pleasure and business combined.