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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. NO. 23. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1912. PRICE TEN CENTS MINING CONGRESS FOR: ALASKANS INTERESTING PASSENGERS ABOARD NORTHWESTERN The Northwestern arrived from Se attle at 12 o'clock Wednesday night en route to the Westward. There were many passengers aboard including about a score who are called to at tend the trial of Capt. Barnette and others in the Washington-Alaska bank cases the tlrst of which has been set for Dec. 2. The following passengers got off at Juneau: C. W. Preston. M. M. McCall. D. W. Broebstel and wife, llenrv Slater. C. W. Young. E. B. Weldt. C. E. Hazelett. W. H. Mullen. M. S. Whlttier, Miss C. M. Carrigan and Miss X. K. Barrett are destined for Cordova. Mrs. Geo. Sex ton and E. S. Bunch are enroute to Seward. The following were all en route to Valdez: J. S. McKinzie and wife. Geo. B. Wesch. A. McBride, J. A. Clark. Ray Brunbaugh. F. G. Mey ers. J. L. Timmons, J. L. Proctor. J. T. Evans. J. L. McGinn. R R. Dus enbury. L. E. Wing. J. A. Jackson. E. I. Jenson. B. B. Metheany, Edward Kckem. S. F. Rathbuti. E. W. Brown ell. E. V. Machefert. R. C. Wood and wife and A. T. Armstrong. All of the Valdez list except Mr. and Mrs. McKinzie. Mr. Wesch and Mr. McBride are summoned in con nection with the Washington-Alaska bank cases. K. G. Noves is the present receiver oif the Washington-Alaska bank. J. I.. Proctor is the special agent | sent out to Fairbanks last winter by the department of Justice and it rests with him whether sufficient evidence has beta obtained to secure a con viction. - R. C. Wood is at present presi dent of the First National bank of Fairbanks. He was connected with the immediate predecessor of the Washington - Alaska bank, the Fair banks Banking Co., and pur chased his interest in the First Na tional after releasing his former in terest through tho Washington-Alas ka bank deal. J. L. McGinn, is a prominent attor ney of Fairbanks associated with Mr. Wood in the management and owner ship of the First National bank. J. A. Clark is another prominent attorney of Fairbanks who has been summoned to the great legal battle that will soon engage the attention of all Alaska and not a few in other sections. B. R. Dusenbury was connected with the defunct bunak Just prior to and at the time of its failure. E. W. Browne is a well known law yer who is going up to look after the interests of some of the people in volved in the case. All of the others have been sum moned as witnesses either by the gov ernment or by the one or all of the defendants in the cases now pend i ing. Memorial Services for Departed Elks Juneau Lodge. No. 420, B. P. O. EL. I Mk ill holdtheir annual memorial ser vices for departed brothers on Sun day evening, at 8:30. in Elks' hall, to which the public is cordially invited. The following is the program: Processional?"Funeral March" ... Chopin Treadwell Club Orchestra Invocation P. Hans Slath Overture?"Sunshine and Shower," Treadwell Club Orchestra Opening Services of the Lodge Exalted Ruler. Jay C. Bell Opening Ode Audience and Elks Annual Memorial Address Bro. John B. Marshall Vocal Solo?"An Elk's Prayer" ... M. A. Snow Bro. M. A. Snow "Meditation" R. Grenwald Treadwell Club Orchestra Vocal Solo?"Life's Recompense".. Teresa del Riego Mrs. Mackey Accompanist, Mrs. Simpklns Thanatopsis Bryant Bro. G. F. Forrest Vocal Quartette ? "The Vacant Chair Bros. Gabbs. Fehrte, Eggin ton and Gray "Selection" R. E. Hlldreth Treadwell Club Orchestra Closing Ceremonies?The Lodge Doxology?The Lodge and Audience Benediction? Juneau Lodge was organized in 1898 and the death roll since that time is made up as follows: Mark Cohen. Matt Laughlin. A. Y. Schuck. G. Lockwood. John M. Dean, John Matthews. Harry West. A. K. Delaney. Charles Erickson. Frank A. Cook. J. F. Hamilton. Charles S. Al lison Morris C. Orton. John Edward Brooks. W. C. A. Smart. Fred C. Bronson. M. H. Mangenheim. F. R. Chaney. Henry C. Pope. Olin H. Ad sit. A. P. Swineford, George R. Penz, John Olds. John Diamond. Fred T. Sheward, E. R. Gray. Franz S. Moore. Charles \V. Babbage. William A. O' Neal. H. E. Caseboldt. Anton K. Amundson. Alfred J. Daly, Alex Na deau. CALL OF THE MOOSE. Juneau Lodge. No. 700, L. O. O. M.. meets in P. 0. O. F. hall tonight. 7:30 sharp. All members are earn estly requested to attend: important matter to come up for discussion. Candidates for initiation kindly at tend at 8:45. ERNEST WARREN. Dictator. SOMETHING new every day at the WINTER & POND STORE. ??? ALL STEAMERS TO CALL AT JUNEAU W. E. Nowell, agent of the Alaska Steamship Company, announces that his company has planned that here after all of the vessels on the West ward run, including the Northwest ern, Alameda and Mariposa, will take the inside route, calling at Ket chikan and Juneau both going to and coming from Westward points. Mr. Nowell received cable advices yesterday announcing the change from the previous order which would have placed those vessels on the out side course. The change comes as a pleasant surprise to the people of Juneau and is an evidence that the company is endeavoring to do its part toward giv ing Ketchikan and Juneau an efficient service. FUNERAL OF THE LATE ALEX NADEAU. The funeral of the late Alex Nad eau was held this afternoon at two o'clock from the Catholic church. The attendance was very large, showing in a marked way the esteem in which the deceased was held by his fellow men. Many friends came from Douglas, from Sheep creek and other points. The Perseverance mine of which deceased had been foreman, was closed dowr. during the day and the entire force attended in a body to pay a last tribute to their departed friend. The Juneau lodge of Elks, to which Mr. Nadeau be longed. attended in large numbers. There were many beautiful floral offerings, the flowers having come up on the Northwestern. Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery. MIGHTY HUNTER RETURNS WITH SPOILS. C. F. Cheek, the taxidermist and noted game hunter, has just returned from a sojourn in the Sum Dum coun try. He was out with his trusty rifle ten days and succeeded in taking the hides of three bear, and old one and two cubs. They are all black. Mr. Cheek says he ran across a bear with a sore head down at Sum Dum. This one is a big fellow who claims to be the Democrat of Sum Dum. He is sore because he couldn't vote a Democratic ticket this year? he is known as Gene Owen. SPECIAL Apple Sale Saturday and Monday. $1.00 and $1.25 per box. Sanitary Grocery, Phone 85. ?*' PENNSYLVANIA, 7; CORNELL, 2. PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 29.?In the football game here yesterday between the University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University, the score was, Pennsylvania. 7; Cornell, 2. WILL CONFER WITH BRYAN HAMILTON. Bermuda. Nov. 29 ? President-elect Wilson has written William J. Bryan inviting him to a conference after Governor Wilson re turns to Trenton. Governor Wilson and family spent yesterday quietly, going for a drive to nearby points during the afternoou, returning to their hotel for dinner. Philippines Swept By a Typhoon | WASHINGTON, Nov. 29.?The war department has received dispatches from Manila stating that another typhoon has visited the Philippines entailing a great loss of life and do ing much damage to property. The typhoon swept over the entire coun try razing many towns and villages and destroying crops and cattle. No estimate can be made of the loss of human life. CLERGYMAN SUICIDES; DROWNS HIMSELF SEATTLE, Nov. 29 ? Kev. Emil A. Seegar, pastor of the Bethlehem German Lutheran church of this city suicided by drowning himself in Lake Washington yesterday. No cause has been assigned for the act. JOHN P. JONES OF NEVADA IS DEAD LOS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 29.? Former United States Sonator John P. Jones, of Nevada, died in his home in Santa Monica yesterday. Senator Jones was 84 years old. He waB born in Wales, and in 1S60 went to Nevada and engaged in mining on the celebrated Comstck lode, where he accumulated a large for tune. He was elected to the United States Senate in 18S4 and served two terms. WOLGAST FOULS WILLIE RITCHIE DAY CITY, Cal., Nov. 29?Willie Ritchie, of California, was awarded the decision in the fight with Ad Wol- | gast yesterday.- Wolgast deliberate ly fouled Ritchie in the sixteenth round. There was a large attend ance, and considerable money ^ changed hands on the result. LOS ANGELES. Nov. 29? Joe Rlv- ' era, the Mexican boxer, was given the j decision over Mandot here yesterday in the twentieth round. NEW YORK, Nov. 29. ? Leach ( Cross outpointed Battling Nelson in a boxing contest in an athletic club | here yesterday. The bout lasted ten rounds. < BLANCH BATES TAKES ANOTHER HUSBAND. , NEW YORK, Nov. 29. ? Blanch Bates, the well known actress, who In private life was Mrs. Milton F. Davis, was married here yesterday ] to George Creel, a Denver politician. < Blanch Bates was born In Portland, . Or., in 1873, and was married to Dav is ten years ago, and a few years : later she divorced him. BRAZILIAN AMBASSADOR MARRIED IN NEW YORK. < NEW YORK, Nov. 29.?M. Domlclo da Gama, Brazilian ambassador to the United States, was married here yest erday to Mrs. Thomas Heam, a ' wealthy widow. I POLICE COMMISSIONER SHOT BY TAXI DRIVER. LONDON, Nov. 29.?Sir Eward Henry, chief commissioner of the London police, was shot and serious ly wounded today by Edward Bowes, a taxi-cab driver to whom he had re fused a license. Subscribe for The Daily Empire. SERVIANS SEIZE A PORT ON THE ADRIATIC SEA Servians Take Durazzo. LONDON, Nov. 29. ? A Belgrade, Servia dispatch to the Times states that the Servian army has occupied Durazzo, a port on the Adriatic sea. Durazzo Occupation Confirmed. LONDON, Nov. 29.?A Special dis patch from Belgrade to the Dally News suys that General Jankovlch, the Servian commander, has telegraphed his government as follows: "Wo have now occupied Durazzo for perpetuity." To Discuss Balkan Situation. LONDON, Nov. 29. ? Sir Edward Grey, the British secretary for for eign affairs has submitted a propos al that the ambassadors of tho six great powers, Great Britain, France, iiussia, Germany, Austria - Hungary and Italy, meet and discuss the Bal kan situation with a view to putting an end to the war which now threat ens to Involve all Europe. ? ? Met No Resistance. Durazzo, Nov 29.?The Servian troops occupied Durazzo yesterday (Thursday) meeting with no resist ance from the Turks. Bulgarians Suffer Heavy Loss. SOFIA, Bulgaria, Nov. 29.?Italian papers received here containing ac counts of the progress of the war, state that the Bulgarian losses up to the present total 90,000 men. Ordered to Join Commands. BELGRADE, Nov. 29.?All officers and other military officials of the Servian reserves have been ordered to join their commands at once. Germany Ready for War. BERLIN, Nov. 29.?The minister of war addressing parliament today, said that he could give positive as surance that everything necessary had been done to meet the evenuality of war. Mobilizing Against Austria. VIENNA, Nov. 29.?The Reichspost announced that Servia is mobilizing troops against Austria and Hungary. Turkish Reserves Surrender. SOFIA, Nov. 29.?A dispatch to the government says that two divisions of Turkish reserves at Marhalmi have surrendered to the Bulgarians, ACID AN AID TO GETTING VOTES LONDON, Nov. 29.?The sufTragetes of this city have ugain resorted to militant tactics in order to keep their cause and themselves before the pub lic, but in the latest instance their work embraces a much larger scope of territory than heretofore. Hlthor ! to their acts of violence have been largely confined to the metropolis, I but uow not only London, but Notting ' ham and Birmingham and otlfcr towns are included. Mail boxes in these towns have been filled with destruc tive acids and much mall has been I destroyed. Some arrosts have been j made, and a thorough investigation Is being made. Yesterday Brought Some Big Dinners Yesterday big dinners were served at all the Juneau mining and con struction camps. From an outsider who chanced to be a guest at Sheep creek says the menu served at the A.-G. camp yesterday had anything outclassed in town and had everything in the camp life of utkcr communities fudcd to a sickly pink. The tables were decorated with car nations and chrysanthemums, and were loaded down with good things to ent, such as cucumbers, celery, as paragus, sweet potatoes, turkey and iranberry sauce, .lamb's tongue, pud lings and pies, and fruits of various kinds, nuts, raisins, etc. Over in Treadwell it is understood that the Servian and Greek miners ite up the turk with much gusto and to their entire satisfaction. In the town of Juneau many were uvlted out for a good old-fashioned Thanksgiving dinner. The Occiden :al and Cirlcle City hotels each served special dinners as also did Tom Radonich of the famous Alaska 3rill. All of these places were lib rally patronized by out of town poo- - pie who came in to spend the day. WHISKEY CASES COME DOWN FROM HAINES. Two whiskey cases caine down this morning from the commissioner's court at Haines. The first is against Antone'de Grande, who was hold on Nov. 27 to nnswer to the charge of celling whiskey to Indians. On a similar charge Geo. V. Green, a soldier of the 30th Inft., stationed at Fort Seward, was given a hearing on Nov. 2. Commissioner Odell held j Green to answer in the sum of $100 i which bond was furnished by an as Rignment of pay on the part of Groon. First Lieutenant S. W. Anding of "M" Company, 30th Inft, also guar anteed to hold and produce defendant for trial. The attorney for Green made a mo tion for a new trial after the decision, but the motion was over-ruled by the commissioner on the ground that his court had no further jurisdiction. PEACE IN SAN DOMINGO. WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. ? Peace has been established in San Domingo and all political prisoners have been released. Albert F. Patrick, Murderer, Pardoned NEW YORK, Nov, 29.?Albert T. Patrick, the New York lawyer, who a decade ago sentenced to death for the murder of William Marsh Rice, a millionaire, and whose sentence was commuted to imprisonment for life, lias been pardoned by Governor John A. Dix. OSSING1NG, N. Y? Nov. 29.?Al bert T. Patrick was released from Sing Sing today. Michigan Defeats Woman Suffrage DETROIT, Mich., Nov. 29. ? Com plete returns from all the precincts of the state show that the woman suf frage amendment to the state consti tution has been defeated by six hun ii red votes. SOPHOMORE CLASS ENTERTAIN GUESTS. The Sophomore Class of the Ju neau high school entertained the pupils last Wednesday night by a party given In tho basement of the Episcopal church. The evening was enjoyed with games and music, after which the guests partook of a sup-; per prepared by the girls of the J class. The hall was prettily decorated in the class and school colors. Two large imitation pumpkins furnished the light. Among the guests present were Misses Georgia Caro, Suzanne Mc laughlin, LeBsie George, Helen Black well, Anna Dudley, Margaret Dudley, Hazel Jaeger, Hilda Zenget, Mary j Connot, and Lillie Korohen; Mesrs. George and Eugene Nelson, Harvey j Frcmming, Mortle Mathias, Chester Tripp, Thomas McCartney, Emman eul Sweeney, Lawrence Hulburt, ChaB. Sabin, Ed Sweeney, Trevor Da vis and Edward Beattie. Peter Johnson, Chas. Wartman, and Paul Carpenter of the class of '13 were present from the island. The members of the entertaining class are' Misses Garnet Laughlin, [ Klonda Olds, Gladys Swenson. Annie | McLaughlin and Messrs. Cedric Da- [ vis. Burdette Winn and Albert King. The party was chaperoned by Miss Myrtle Parr and Prof. R. C. Johnson. Miss Baker sent her regrets. MINING CONGRESS FAVORS ALASKA COAL CLAIMANTS SPOKANE, Nov. $9.?The Ameri can Mining Congress adopted a res olution asking the federal Congress for the passage of a law to take the determination of the validity of the Alaska coal claims from the Depart ment of the Interior, and transfer the several cases to the federal courts of Alaska for adjudication. A resolution was also adopted by the mining congress favoring the fed eral laws under which Alaska coal land claimants filed on claims prior to tho executive order issued by President Roosevelt, Nov. 12. 1906, withdrawing all Alaska coal lands from public entry; and that these coal land claimants be permitted to bring actions against the United States in the federal courts of Alas ka, with the right to appeal to the supreme court of the United States, in order to establish the validity of thoir claims. D. W. Brunton, of Denver, was elected president of the American Mining Congress and J. F. Call breath was re-elected secretary. POSTMASTERS AND CIVIL SERVICE WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. ? Presi dent Taft's recent executive order placing all fourth class postmasters ' in the civil service is likely to meet , with strong opposition from the Dem- , ocrats In Congress. It was'stated to- i day that a determined effort will be I made to have the order suspended. The Democratic members of Congress claim that the President's action was purely a political ante-election move and should not be recognized. Ac cording to the census bureau there are 51,287 fourth-class postofllces In the United States. FIRST SHIP THROUGH CANAL SEPT. 25 NEW YORK, Nov. 29.?Chairman John J. Fitzgerald, of the House Committee on appropriations, stated in an interview yesterday that the first ship would be sent through the Panama Canal on Sept 25, next The work on the cana! Is progres sing so satisfactorily, Mr. Fitzgerald said, that there is no doubt that the canal will be practically completed by that date, barring unforseen acci dents. National Capital Filled With Statesmen and Others WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. ? The National capital Ih rapidly filling up with members of Congress and their families, some of whom have been here for several weeks. Not a great deal of interest, seems to attach to the forthcoming session, except inasmuch as it will be the last session of the Sixty-second Con gress,and will mark the passing of a Republican administration and the induction of one Democratic for the first time in twenty years. This fact arouses an interest that otherwise would be entirely lacking. President Taft's message has been finished. It will contain about 20, 000 words, it is said and will deal exhaustively with the tariff, trusts and other economic questions cop fronting the American people. Lease of Life for Lieutenant Becker NEW YORK, Nov. 29. ? Charles Becker, the former police lieuten ant, convicted of procuring the death of Herman Rosenthal, and who was sentenced to die in the electric chair at Sing Sing, on Dec. 9, will probably secure a stay of execution. His at torneys arc confident that he will never be executed, and that the worst that can befall him will be a commutation of his sentence to life imprisonment. DR. FREDERICK A. COOK HAS RECOVERED BREATH. . SEATTLE, Nov. 29.?Dr. Fred erick A. Cook, who in 1909 claimed that he beat Commander Peary to the North Pole, and who was proved a faker, is again delivering lectures on the Arctic regions and the pole. He spoke here last night. Dr. Cook attempted to scale Mt. St. Ellas in 1897 but fnilcd, and admitted it. Several years later he made the claim that he had scaled Mt McKin ley and wrote a book called "The Top of the Continent" in which he de scribed the ascent. Later it was shown that he had never reached the top by several thousand feet. COLONIES URGED TO ESTABLISH FLEET.) "AUCKLAND, N. Z., Nov. 29.?The question of aiding Great Britain in maintaining her navy was discussed here by Admiral King Hall, who urged that New Zealand, Canada and Australia establish a fleet for the Pa clc. EX-GOVERNOR BRADY'S SON IN JUNEAU. John G. Brady, Jr., son of Alas j ka's ex-governor of the same name, t tarried in Juneau a brief time, taking passage on the Georgia today for j Sitka. SENATE OFFICIAL DEAD AT WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON. Nov. 29. ?Colonel Daniel Ransdell, for many yearn ser geant-at-arms of the United States Senate, died at his home in this city today. Colonel Ransdell accompanied the members of the Senate committee on territories who visited Alaska during the summer of 1901 He was 72 years old and a veteran of the civil war. JAPS WANT BIG COALING STATION. WASHINGTON, Nov. 29. ? The state department is investigating a re port to the effect that Toyo Risen Kaisha Company, a Japanese steam ship concern, is making an attempt to secure options on land at Honolulu on which to construct a 100,000-ton coaling plant. Just what action the government will take should the re port be verified has not been di vulged. NEW BONDS ORDERED IN DYNAMIJE CASES INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 29.?On the ground that the indemnification bonds of fourteen of the defendants in thp dynamite conspiracy cases were In sufficient, the court has ordered them to give new bonds at once. HELD ON WHISKEY CHARGE. Hans Magnusson,' of Douglas, who was arrested on the charge of sell ing whiskey to Indians was this morn ing held to anjwer, he is now in jail. To Juneau patrons: I wish to announce that I am pre pared to give prompt and efficient service in delivering, coal I aiding freight, baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER Phone Order 5-7 or 55 tf JEWELRY proclaims the refine ment, dignity and character of th? wearer. By the jewelry you wear you are judged. The choicest assortment of rich, fashionable jewelry?the dig nified, elegant kind?and all moder ately priced at I. J. SHARICK'S.