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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL 1, NO. 21. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1912. X PRICE TEN CENTS EUROPE A BIG POWDER MAGAZINE 9 DEVELOPMENT WORK AT THE WELL-KNOWN JUALIN MINE While Juneau Is rejoicing over the prosperity occasioned in a large meas ure by the industrial development practically adjoining the town limits, it is interesting to note that a great deal of activity exists in the tribu tary territory. Probably the most important de velopment work undertaken during the past year in the country adja cent to Juneau is the improvements made on the Jualin miue, by the Al gunican Development Company on the properties opened up and operated formerly by former Governor W. B. Hoggatt and his brother Herbert E. Hoggatt. Under the Hoggatts the property is said to have produced half a million in gold. The property was taken over last May by the Algunican Development Company composed of a syndicate of French and Belgian capitalists and the same group of men are operating in Ontario. Algiers, the Congo and other places. Jean Vanophem is the active head in this country. Sydney Smith, consulting engineer and managing director, is in charge of the operations at Jualin. The sup erintendent of construction is the well known mining man of Juneau. Albert W. Nadeau. In the few brief months since they took posesslon Mr. N'adeau has ac complished a great deal. A new wharf 380x70 has been built: 8,000 feet of new tramway construct ed and connected up with the old rail road, four miles in length. The lat ter was completely overhauled and placed in good condition. The two lines of old flume have been put in good repair; a new permanent dam has been built; a power line ditch 4,000 feet in length has been constructed leading to the main pow er line flume. This gives a 570 foot lead capable of developing 1,200 horse power. An eight-Inch air pipe has been laid a distance of 8,000 feet to serve the drills when the compressor is in stalled. The pelton wheel developing 400 horsepower aud the air compres sor will be in place before Jan. 1, In the new power house building. A pipe line 4,000 feet in length is being laid from the penstock to the power house. Tbe old workings have been retiro bored and all crosscuts, tunnels and drifts cleaned out and placed in work ing condition. The lower levels were pumped out and cleaned. A raise from the 160-foot level to the surface from a point 300 feet south of the tunnel portal is to be made and it will be large enough for a three-compartment shaft It is the Intention to Install 20 stamps during the winter and anothor battery of like dimension next year. A cyanide plant is to be built next spring. The wireless telegraph station is now almost finished and will soon be in working order. THE COMMERCIAL CLUB DISCUSSES SEVERAL MATTERS The Juneau Commercial Club held a meeting last night for the purpose of having the reports of several com mittees and for taking care of any new business that might develop. Messrs. Wolland. Hirsch. Valentine, Fisher. Radonvich. Callahan. Davis and Keck constituted the faithful. The meeting developed into au informal talkfest. The committee appointed to inves tigate the plan of reclaiming tide lands for a recreation park reported progress. They had interviewed Gov ernor Clark, the superintendent of schools. Mr. Beattie and Reverend Jones and were encouraged by the at titude of those consulted. Everybody wanted to help push the plan through. The essential thing was to convince the Indians that they would be pro tected in their rights. On this subject Emery Valentine submitted an exhaustive statement showing the advantages to be realized by carrying out the scheme. The committee on securing tempo rary quarters for the legislature re ported that they had not been able to get suitable quarters. The jury rooms of the court house could be util ized for the different bodies to meet in but there were no committee rooms. The Odd Fellows hall was an uncer tain problem and the Elks hall was not available. Governor Clark had told the committee that there were no funds available for paying hall rent nor were any provisions made in the enabling act whereby funds were available for this session. The mat ter is still in the hands of the com mittee. The committee circulating a peti tion for an appropriation from Con gress for a permanent capitol build ing reported progress?100 names of good citizens had been secured to the petition. On motion a committee of five was appointed to make arrangements for a commercial club dinner. This com mittee consists of Fisher, Radonich, Valentine. Wolland and Calahan. Getting new blood into the organ ization was discussed earnestly. Tom Radonich and Ed Russel were appoint ed a committee to rustle new mem bers. ? JUDGE OVERflELD REACHES JUNEAU Judge Peter D. Overfleld. of the United States district court for the Third division, arrived on the Mari posa last night for the purpose of op ening the December term of court in the First division while Judge Lyons, of the latter division proceeds to Val dez to open the December term in the Third division, holding sessions in Valdez. This morning Judge Overfleld called on Judge Lyons and other court officials for the purpose of fa miliarizing himself with the situation j It was found that no crlmiua! cases were ready for trial and for that reus-! on the trial jurors who had been sum moned to appear on Dec. 9. were ex cused until Monday Dec 16. at which time the trial of criminal cases will begin. This will give the grand jury j a full week of work in advance of the first trial. It is estimated that fifty matters will come before the grand jury prob ably much more than that number and j there will likely be half a hundred true bills returned. Under ordinary circumstances this would require a two months' session to try all the cases. Court will convene on Dec. 9. and the grand jury will be in attend ance. PARK IS ALSO FOUND NOT GUILTY W. W\ Park, who was tried at re cent term of court at Cordova, on various charges connected with em bezzlement of funds from the Cor dova postoiflce, was acquitted by a jury on Nov. 20. John Foulks, also charged with a similar offense in the district court last spring entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to one year in the Yaldez jail. Jos. F. Diggs, former postmaster, also indicted, was found not guilty a few days ago at Cordova. NEW COURT RULING AS TO JURORS. Judge Overfield, at Cordova, made a ruling at the recent term of court held there, that hereafter when local court cases were being tried either at Cordova or Valdez, jurors in the cases should be saupoenaed from other towns, not interested. This rule was the result of state ments made that it was impossible to get strictly impartial Jurors In the towns in which the suits were brought. Chili concarne served every night at Lockie McKinnon's, on Second avenue. tf. WILL DIE IN CHAIR NEW YORK, Nov. 26. ? Gyp, tho Blood, Leftle Louie, Whltey Lewis and Dago Frank, the four gunmen re cently found guilty of the murder of Herman Rosenthal, were sentenced to day by Judge Golf. They will be electrocuted at Sing Sing some time during the week beginning Jan. 6, next Jumps to Her Death CHICAGO, Nov. 26.?Obsessed by the idea that she was being pursued for dishonorable purposes, Miss Maud Vandusen, a school teacher, jumped from the twentieth story of the Mc Cormick building in this city today and was Instantly killed. Santa Fe Is Fined $5,000 PHOENIX, Nov. 26.?The Santa Fe railroad has been $5,000 for working train crews overtime, contrary to tho federal statute regulating the hours that a train crew shall work consecu tively. Dynamiter Held to Grand Jury I.OS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 26. ? Carl Reidelbach, alias War. alius Al bert Henry Davis, who caused a pan ic In the Los Angeles police station, and vicinity, last week, by throwing an infernal machine into the police office, and scattering dynamite round in a reckless manner, has been bound over to await the action of the grand Jury. Just received?A nice lot of ^comb and Brush sets. I. J. SHARICK. Settles Cases Out of Court Judge Cobb returned last night from Cordova where he had been on legal business, the outcome of which, ha says, was satisfactory. He Is attor ney for several damage cases against the Copper River & Northwestern Railway Company, all of which will be settled out of court. Judge Cobb will leave for Seattle in a few days, where he will confer with the rail road's attorneys and make final set tlements. Judge Cobb says that he la tired of traveling, having covered 23,000 miles in the past six months. Quickly Courted Quickly Wed SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 26?Miss J. B. Davis, a Californi&n, and A. H. Quayle, a civil engineer, of Los Ange les, became engaged on board the steamship Nippon Maru between Honolulu and Yokahama and were married at Kobe. Plenty of nice green stuff Just re ceived at GOLDSTEIN'S It. Chas. Gaby was an arrival from the Westward last night. Ed. M. Lakin, clerk of the court of the Third judicial division, was an out bound passenger on the steamer last night. LADIES' AID SALE. The Ladles' Aid Sale will take place on Dec. 4, at Taylor's candy parlors. It promises to be a great event. WAITING FOR WAR SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 26. ? The Bulgarian forces have completed the circle for the Investment of Adrian ople, within lees than a mile of the town. LONDON, Nov. 26.?The leeues of J peace or war involving a helf-dozen of the leading powers of Europe hang by the slenderest thread. There Is great anxiety In every European cap ital over the present situation. If peace terms are not reached by the peace plenipotentiaries now hold ing a conference, a general war con flagaratlon will result. The Bulgarians and Oreeks are planning to attack the Dardanelles, and the Greek fleet is on Its way to bombard Constantinople. LONDON, Nov. 26.?Europe seems to be on the verge of a war conflag ration. The immensity tjf the war preparations now activoly under way has no parallel in European history. It is belived in official circles that only an Immediate armistico can pre vent general war conflagration. GREEKS CAPTURE A TURKISH ISLAND SMYRNA, Nov. 26. ? The Greeks have occupied the islAnd of Chios, in the Aegean sea. JUNEAU MAN BEGINS SUIT SEATTLE, Nov. 26.?Bert Bert hold, who is said to hail from Juneau, has begun suit against three members of the Seattle "Purity Squad," whom he claims, arrested him while he was attending a wedding feast at the Hotel Boa/. In this city. After he was arrested Berthold was released by his captors without hav ing any charge placed against him. Berthold asks one thousand dollars damage. PUNERAL Or HJ). KIRMSE The funeral of the late Herman D. Klrmse was held this afternoon from Elks hall. The hall was filled by many people who had come to pay a last tribute to their friend. The beautiful and impressive ritu alistic service of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, of which deceased was a member, was recited Montgomery A. Snow sang "Cross ing the Bar," accompanied by Mrs. Slmpklns. Addresses were made by W. E. Britt, of Skai,way lodge, and by the Reverend JoneB of Juneau. Latimer Grey, Arthur Ferte, Wm. Dickinson and Dr. Egglnton sang In quartet the "Vacant Chair," accom panied by Sam Guyot. Interment was in "Elks' Rest" a beautiful plot in Evergreen cemetery, overlooking the channel. The following were the pallbearers: C. W. Hockett, J. E. Barrager, J. F. Pugh, P. J. Kingsbury, Hector Mc Lean and C. E. Hooker, all of whom were members of Skagway lodge. ALEX NADEAU'S FUNERAL. The funeral of the late Alex Na deau will take place on Friday aft ernoon at two o'clock from the Cath olic church. The body will arrive on the Humboldt from Seattle. Wm. Conley, former conductor on the Copper River & Northwestern, is on the Mariposa for a vacation trip. Charles Phillips arrived on the Mar iposa last night direct from Fairbanks. Mr. Phillips is a hotel man and will look over Juneau. GOMPERS SERIOUSLY ILL. ROCHESTER, N. Y., Nov. 25.?Sam uel Gompers, president of the Amer ican Federation of Labor, Is serious ly ill In this city. OFFICERS ELECTED PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 26. ? Miss Jano Addams, of Chicago, was elected first vice president of the Woman's Equal Suffrfago League, yesterday, Mrs. Anita Whitney, of California, second vice president, and Miss Susan W. Fitzgerald, of Boston, recording secretary. Dr. Anna H. Shaw suc ceeded herself as president. Gold Basis For China PEKIN, Nov. 26.?One of the re forms proposed by the Chinese gov ernment Is the establishment of a gold basis for the purpose of taxa tion. China has been on a silver ba sis for hundreds of years. Dolphin Sails at five o'Clock SEATTLE, Nov. 26.?Steamer Dol phin will sail for Juneau at five o' clock tonight. Among the passengers are Frank Moore, C. Javignot, S. Ma tal; for Douglas, M. McDonald, John Richards and wife, with the body of their daughter Frances. New Steamers for the Pacific SEATTLE, Nov. 26.?The Alaska Pacific Steamship Company's new steamer, Admiral Farragut, purchased on tho- Atlantic Coast, arrived here this morning from San Francisco. The Admiral Farragut will be placed on the Seattle-San Francisco route. Republican Leaders Will Meet NEW YORK, Nov. 26.?Republican leaders from every state will meet here on December 14, next, to talk over the future of the party and lay Hues for Its complete reorganization. President Taft has signified his in tention to be present, and will deliv er the principal address, which, it Is expected will outline a plan for the rehabilitation of tho party. Olympia Woman Kills Husband OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 26.?Nellie Hinds shot and killed her husband Herman last night Hinds had been enjoined from interfering with his wife who had filed a suit for divorce. TRAIN TROUGH TRESTLE; KILLS THREE MEN. MARSHFIELD. O., Nov. 26. ? A logging train on the Seely & Ander son logging railroad near here broke through a trestle today, killing three men and fatally injuring four more. JURY FAILS TO AGREE. GOSHEN, N. Y., Nov. 26.?The Jury in the case of Lawyer W. C. Gibson, ontrial for the murder of a client, reported a disagreement and were dis charged. 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 J. R. Smith, traveling auditor of the Pacific Coast Company, left on the Mariposa last night for Ketchikan. Mr. Smith will return on the Dol phin. SALEM JURY ACQUITS STRIKE LEADERS SALEM, Mans., Nov. 26.?The Jury in the case of Jacob J. Ettor, Arturlo Giovannitti and Joseph Caruso, joint ly tried for the murder of Anna Lo pizzo, at Lawrence, last February, were all acquitted .today the jury re turning a verdict of not guilty as to to each of the defendants. When the verdict was read, the ac cused men wept, and there was a big demonstration in the court room. ThiB case has attracted world-wide attention. The defendants were leaders In the Lawrence textile strike last winter, and during a riot In the streets Anna Lopir.zo, a spectator, was shot and killed, and these men were arrested as accessories on the ground thatthey were responsible for the riot which resulted in the killing of the woman. A CHRISTIAN ACT, SAYS A WOMAN BOSTON, Nov. 26.?That her hus band, Dr. Franklin H. Wenworth, might marry Miss Alice Chapman, hin "atllnity," Mrs. Marlon Craig Went worth a playwright has announced that she will secure a divorce from her hus band. Mrs. Wentworth adds that she has made up her mind that is only fair for her to do so?the only Chris tian thing for her to do. Dr. Wentworth is the author of a work called "The Woman's Portion." SOCIALISTS RESIST WAR MEASURES BASLE, Switzerland, Nov. 26.?The . International Congress of Socialists I in session here has issued a manifes to appealing to all Socialists to re-j sist to their utmos't power the warj measures of their respective govern ments. This action Is urged because of the active war preparations now going on all over Europe. LEADING "ANGELS" OE PROGRESSIVES ALBANY, N. Y., Nov. 26.?Accord ing to the sworn statement died In the ofllce of the Secretary of State here as provided by law, the.total ex penditures of the Progressive party In this state In the Inst campaign, were $670,000. Of this amount over one-third, was contributed'by George \V. Perkins, of the Steel Trust and by Frank A. Munscy, the magazine and newspaper proprietor. Interested Only in the Poor Man NEW YORK. Nov. 26. ? Colonel Theodore Rosevelt in discussing the Carnegie pension fund for ex-pres idents of the United States, says in the Outlook: "My interest la not in pensions for future presidents, but iu the small man with no chance to save, and who i3 face to face with the direst pov erty when he becomes superannuat' ed.' BANK CASE AT VALDEZ The government prosecution in the Washington-Alaska bank cases is at tracting considerable attention and promises a legal battle of some mo ment. There are more than a score of separate indictments against the several defendants and the govern ment is prepared to make a hard fight for conviction. District Attorney J. J. Crossley ar rived In Valdez from Fairbanks to try the cases. He will be aided by Special Agslstant Attorney Gibson, detailed by the department of Justice to co-operate with Mr. Crossley in this work. The case ngainst Mr. Barnette is sot for Dec. 2, and he is now in Val dez attended by his attorneys, Leroy Toiler and T. R. West. The trial of Mr. Parsons has not been set. Mr. Parsons will appear by attorney only. His defense rests with Albert Fink and A. R. Heilig. The trial of Mr. Hawkins against whom there are several indictments is set for Dec. 9. He will be defended by Mr. Tozier and Mr. Wjest. A fresh shipment of green vegeta bles will arrive on the Humboldt for GOLDSTEIN'S. It. Judge Overfield left his secretary, Ike Hamburger, in Valdez for the ac commodation of Judge Lyons and it has been arranged that Judge Lyons' secretary, Mr. Robertson, will re main in Juneau, for the convenience of Judge Overfield. Mrs. M. Neice arrived from Valdez last night on the Mariposa. The Mariposa had several Fair batiks people on board who came out by way of Valdez. Third Division Has New Clerk Judge Overfleld has appointed Angus McBride, clerk of the court for the Third judicial division, to succeed E. M. Lakin, resigned. After the next term of court at Valdez, Mr. McBride will be succeeded by C. C. Page, and Mr. McBride will go to Fairbanks as clerk of the court for the Fourth di vision, and Mr. Page will go to the Third. The latter is a witness in the bank acscs which will be tried at Val dez next month. Mr. McBride has had large exper ience in court matters, and was for years deputy clerk at Nome. E. M. Lakin, former clerk of the (lis trict court of the Third division, is a passenger on the southbound Mari posa. Mr. Lakin resigned his position at Valdez to become a deputy clerk in the United States district court for the Western division of Washington. Mr. Lakin will take up his duties Im mediately upon reaching Seattle. Angus McBride, formerly of Nome, is coming up on the Northwestern to take Mr. Lakin's place as clerk of the district court of the Third division. FEMMER & RITTER. See this firm for all kinds of dray ing and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. Coal delivered promptly. Femmer & Rit ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phono 314. Resldoncc phones 402 or 403. ??? KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS, ATTENTION! Alaska Lodge. No. 1, K. of P.. meets Tuesday evening, November 26, at 8 o'clock. All Knights are cor dially invited to attend. G. F. FORREST, C. C. MARTIN GEORGE, K. R. S. 2t.