THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. NO. 23. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1912. PRICE TEN CENTS
MINING CONGRESS FOR: ALASKANS
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
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
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
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
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" ...
Treadwell Club Orchestra
P. Hans Slath
Overture?"Sunshine and Shower,"
Treadwell Club Orchestra
Opening Services of the Lodge
Exalted Ruler. Jay C. Bell
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
Accompanist, Mrs. Simpklns
Bro. G. F. Forrest
Vocal Quartette ? "The Vacant
Bros. Gabbs. Fehrte, Eggin
ton and Gray
"Selection" R. E. Hlldreth
Treadwell Club Orchestra
Closing Ceremonies?The Lodge
Doxology?The Lodge and Audience
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Some Big Dinners
Yesterday big dinners were served
at all the Juneau mining and con
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
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
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
Albert F. Patrick,
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.
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.
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
The hall was prettily decorated in
the class and school colors. Two
large imitation pumpkins furnished
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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.
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