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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1, NO. 24. .JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1912. PRICE TEN GENTS AGREE ON TWO-WEEKS' ARMISTICE ROCK PAVEMENT NOW FOR JUNEAU STREETS Seward street is in very bad repair1 from "third to S\>vith. In placet great gaps exist the full width of the street: caused by the decay and dtsappear r*?* ance of certain planks. These pit falls ore a hindrance to team t raffle and a ineuace to pedestrians. The street commissioner has fixed up some of the holes ou different streets but says he could uot get around to this street for two reasons: lack of planking and time to do it. In speaking of this particular street a certain business man said: "Yes. that street is bad?but there are others and this town can't afford to replank them every year. What we should do is to macadamize our streets. There are quantities of rock available. I understand that the Alaska-Juneau Company, which is driving a tunnel through the mountain just opposite lower Franklin street, is willing to co-operate in the matter of furnishing rock for city pavements. "This rock will have to come dowu the hill, and the company has no use for It. It strikes me that it would be good business for the city to get it and replace the rotten plank streets with solid rock thoroughfares. Perhaps the city council will take some action on the matter?1 don't know." "A short walk about town discloses the fact that the following streets could be improved by giving them a rock foundation: Lower Franklin, up to Fifth: all of Front; Seward to Fifth: .Main to Fourth; Gold. Second to Fifth: all of Second. Third, Fourth and Fifth. These streets are traveled over constantly and when not floun dering through mud one is in danger of going through a plank with dire results. "The rock is coming out of that tun nel and a little shute would land it almost where it is needed. Now, what will our city dads do about it?" Seattle Fish Dealers Send Boat here for Halibut Local fishermen are stirred up over conditions in the halibut Ashing in dustry. The story wrongs they suf fer at the hands of the Seattle Ash dealers has been told in The Empire but they can see no present means of guarding against the thefts of which they are the victims unless some provision is made to care for the Ash here at home or a new market found immediately. The arrival In Juneau yesterday of the San Juan Fish Company's large halibut schooner Comet, has only servced to intensify the interest in the situation. The Puget Sound Ashermen are on strike for a half cent per pound rise in the prices paid by Ash boat oper ators. The fish boats working out of Seattle are all tied .up as a conse quence and the Comet was sent up here for a crew. She did not stop long and it is said around the waterfront that she did not get a crew. "We could bring those Seattle sharks to time now," said a promi nent fisherman, "if we were only or ganized properly. "The strike that Is now on would ;ive us the chance to secure fair treatment for the present at least, if we made them understand that no more fish would be shipped unless we get a square deal. But in order to 1 have absolute security there must be a cold storage plant in Juneau that will take care of our fish when the I catch comes in."' Fish Industry | Is Attractive The local land office yesterday had ! two applications for cannery sites. 1 F. C. Barnes of Portland, Or., has j made application for lands, under the soldier's additional homestead act, for 10.20 acres of land at l^ake bay near Wrangel. The ladn is wanted for a cannery site. The Seldovia Salmon Company has qmade application for 2.39 acres of land at Seldovia for a trading and manufacturing site. Jules Redel sheimer. of Seattle, is president of the company. The land will be used for a salmon cannery. Sheep Creek Power Reaches Perseverance Yesterday the electric current from Sheep creek. 300 horse power, was turned on at the Perseverance Mine and the new motors were given a try out. As soon as the machinery gets to running smooth the new compressors will be utilized, giving a capacity for 20 machine drills in the mine. Superintendent Jackson has every thing practically in readiness for the new force that isto be used. A great convenience in the mine is the elec tric system that is now being in stalled. REPLY BRIEF PRINTED. The Daily Empire job office has just printed a reply brief for Winn & Burton, attorneys for the appellant in the case of Barron vs. Alexander, now in the circuit court of appeals for the ninth circuit. Beautiful sets ladies' furs for the wife, sister or sweetheart, at W. H. CASE. tf. Bride Tours Alaska With Her Husband Juneau Is honored today by the presence of a former society belle of Columbia, Tennessee, the daugh ter of John B. Ashton, a wealthy mill owner of that place. Miss Rachael Ashton was married to Mr. F. W. Smith, of Washington, D. C.. last July and they are now | finishing the latter part of their wed i ding journey. Mr. Smith being a United States government postofflce inspector, they were perforce compelled to combine with the pleasures o' honeymooning a devotion to the service of their coun | try. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have been in j Cordova for several weeks where Mr. I Smith was in attendance at court | during the trial of ex-postmaster Jo j ?eph Diggs. It is planned to leave on the I southbound trip of the Dolphin and continue the homeward journey by pleasant stages. KATALLA OIL COMPANY TO BE REORGANIZED Extensive preparations for drilling for oil in the Katalla oil fields are be ! ing made by the Amalgamated Devel - opment Company, according to James A. McNeir. the managing director of the company with offices In Van couver, B. C., who is enroute to Ka talla. Mr. McNeir says that the company is to be reorganized and renamed; new financial blood is to be injected into it. and beginning next spring the new company will devote its opera tions to boring for oil and develop ing wells that are now producers. TALKING ABOUT THE TRINITY CHURCH BALL. The ball being arranged by the la dies of Trinity church for Dec 12. still remains the subject of conversa ' tion In social circles. PEACE IS SHjtlT CONSTANTINOPE, Nov. 30.?The peace plenlpolentlarles have reached a temporary peace agreement, but nothing la Known as to Its terms. It Is expected that orders for an immed iate cessation of hostilities will bo Is sued his evening. MONTENEGRINS IN ACTION. RIEKA, Nov. 30.? The Montene grins are bombarding Skutarl, a Tur kish town near the Montenegro bor der. King Nicholas is personally di recting the operatiaons. ARMISTICE MAY BE SIGNED TOMORROW. LONDON, Nov. 30?Official advices from Constantinople state that there is a probability that an agreement for an armistice for a fortnight will be signed by the peace plenipolen liaries tomorrow. A WAR OF DEVASTATION NOW THREATENS EUROPE. LONDON, Nov. 30. ? Winston Churchill, tlrst lord of the British ad miralty, in an address here last night declared that a general war would plunge Europe into the desolatiou of the middle ages, and the writers of its history would declare that this generation of men had gon mad and had torn themselves to pieces. Continuing Mr. Churchill expressed the hope that the threatened calamity would be averted, although the war clouds that had settled over the con tinent showed no trace of Btlver lin ing at the present time. Political Unrest in Poland LONDOI^, Nov. 30.?A special dis patch to the Chronicle from Warsaw, Poland, says that pamphlets are be ing distributed in the streets culling upon the Polish people to celebrate the anniversary of the Polish revolu tion of 1830. The government has called oit troops and the city is being patrolled in all parts to prevent any demon stration. The people are greatly ex cited but the government apparent ly has the situation well in hand. A number of arrests have been made, chiefly of men circulating lit eratuer. Cruiser Sails for Smyrna MALTA, .Nov. 30?The United States cruiser Tennessee, which ar rived here yesterday has sailed for Symrna, Turkey. Purchased Stolen Goods; Arrested NEW PORT. Idaho. Nov. 30,?Wil liam Vane, a rich Justice of the peace has been arrested on a charge of purchasing stolen goods. NEW EVENING PAPER PLANNED FOR SEATTLE. SEATTLE. Nov. 29. ? A new eve ning paper to be called the Seattle Evening Sun will begin publication here about Feb. 1, next. The Incor porators of the company are E. H. Wells, founder and former editor of the Seattle Star, and John P. Hart man, a Seattle attorney. It is said to be a purely business enterprise, and Its political course will be directed by Mr. Wells. NAVY, 6; ARMY, 0. FRANKLIN FIELD, Nov. 30. ? In the football game between the Army and Navy elevens today the score was: Navy, 6; Army, 0. Woman Is Dead; Sweetheart Held PORTLAND, Or., Nov. 30. ? Alias Mathilda Schmidt, a young woman ot this city, died suddenly yesterday! andthoritles are puzzled as to wheth er she suicided by taking carbolic acid or was murderod.. John F. Car rere, her Bweetherat, is being held pending the completion of an Investi gation which is being held. Hospital Patient Committed Suicide DENVER, Col., Nov. 30. ? Dr. John F. Cherrlngton, a witness calfcd In the investigation being made into the death of Miss Maude White, a pa tient in a local hospital, tefWlfled that she committed suicide.. w Two Years for Bank Clerk PENASCOLA, Fla., Nov. 30?Wil liam Bell, a clerk In ttie First Nation al bank of Pensacola, who confessed to steullng a package containing J55, ooo a year ago has been sentenced to two years In a reform school. Bell returned the money. Dynamiter Enters Plea Not Guilty EOS ANGELES, Nov. 30.?Carl Reidelbach. alias Wnrr, alias Davis, who attempted to dynamite the Los Angeles police station recently, to day entered a plea of not guilty. Mickey Admits Three Murders BUFFALO. N. Y., Nov. 30.?Thomas Hlckey has confessed to the murder of a third boy, Edward Morey, of Lowell, Mass., twenty years ago. Hlckey was arrested a few days ago in this city for the murder of Joseph Josephs, a six-year-old bay, who dis appeared a year ago, and whose body was found recently In a sewer. He also confessed to the murder of Mich ael Kruke, a New York newsboy, ten years ago. A FAVORITE SON OF SEWARD TOWN S. L. Colwoll Is one of Seward's solid businessmen. He hus been in Juneau for the past few days but has gone to the Sitka hot springs for a short sojourn. Mr. Coiwell is a member of the present city council at Seward. Two years ago the people voted on the proposition of incorporating. A fult ticket was elected for the city government that was to be. Mr. Col well fought ugainst incorporation, but nevertheless he had the high est vote cast for members of the council. Mr. Col well's opposition de feated Incorporation. This last olection Mr. Coiwell looked with a kindly eye on incor poration and It carried, as a matter of news it was again announced that Mr. Coiwell had the highest vote. All of which shows that Mr. Coiwell is a man of parts and possesses the confidence of his fellow townsmen. Royal Typewriter^, for rent or sale, W. H. CASE, the Typewriter man. tf. r~ Dan Tinto was picked up by the local police yesterday, charged with disorderly conduct. Municipal Judge Fox assessed a fine of (20.00 A CARD OF THANKS. The family and relatives of the late Alex Nadeau wish to express their gratitude for the kindness ex tended by friends and by the Elks and Odd Fellows during their re reavement. Mrs. Alex Nadeau, Albort Nadeau. LITTLE WORK BY CONGRESS WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.?In an in terview here yesterday James It. Mann, the Republican leader In the House, gave it ns his opinion that only appropriation bills would be passed by Congress at the present, or short,; session. He intimated how over, that the special session which is to bo convened in April, will proK ably be a prolonged and stormy one. Repblican Senator From Maryland BALTIMORE, Md., Nov. 30. ? Gov ernor Phillip L. Goldsborough has ap pointed William P. Jackson, of Salis bury, United States |>enator, to suc ceed the late Senator. Rayncr. The new senator Is Rcphblican National committeeman for Maryland, and he will serve until the next session of the legislature which will not meet! until January, 1-914. I Two Senators to Remain Steadfast WASHINGTON Nov. 30.? Accord ing to reports circulated here Sena tor Miles Poindexter, of Washington and Senator Joseph M. Dixon, of Mon tana, will be the only open and avowed members of the Progressive party in the United States Senate at the forth coming session of Congress. Other senators like Cummins, of Iowa, Bris tow. of Kansas, Borah, of Idaho, Craw ford, of South Dakoha, and Clapp, of Minnesota, who have been classed as "insurgents," it is alleged will re main within the Republican party, nominally at least Cut Out Spoils, Says Gov. Lister SEATTLE, Nov. 30. ? Governor elect Ernest Lister, the only Democrat in Washington elected on the State ticket, has announced that there will be no "spoils of office" during his regime, but that his efforts will l-o directed towards cutting off a. num ber of slate commissions, which he states are useful chiefly as affording places with good salary attachments for a number of politicians, near-poli ticians and their friends. 'Most of these commissions have been exist ence for a number of years. Asks Probate of Second Will NEW YORK, Nov. 30. ? Albert T. Patrick, who was released yesterday from Sing Sing penitentiary, where he was undergoing a life sentence for murder, has announced that he will seek to have probated the second will of William March Rice, the million aire. for whose murder Patrick was convicted. Patrick was charged with having forged the fecond .will, and now that he has been pardoned he will try to have It validated FORMER CHAMBERLAIN GUILTY OF BRIBERY. NEW YORK, Nov. 30.?Charles H. Hyde, former city chamberlain of this city lias been found guilty of brib ery in connection with his office. AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE BURNED. COLLEGE PARK, Md., Nov. 30. ? The Maryland Ogrlcultural College, located here, was burned to the grounrd last night. P IONEER BANKER DEAD. SEATTLE, Nov. 30. ? John Good fellow, n pioneer banker and broker, of this city, died suddenly yesterday. ABANDONS HEF DAUGHTER. CHICAGO. Nov. 30.?Mrs. Camer on. mother of Luclle Cameronu, who became Infatuated with Jack John son has given her daughter up In sheer disappointment. | Subscribe for The Dally Empire. Balkan Allies Decimate the Turkish Forces CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 30.?The awful ravages of the war with the Balkan States is revealed here In a semi-official statement which de clares thatsince the beginning of the I war no less than two hundred thous and Turkish soldiers have become In efficient, either through capture, or being killed, wounded or through sickness. Appeal to Save Sickles' Relics NEW YORK, Nov. 30.?Sheriff Jul ius Harburger has made an appeal to J. Picrpont Morgan, John D. Rocke feller, Andrew Carnegie and other New York millionaires to take up the indebtedness of General Daniel E. Sickles, and thus prevent the sale of' relics that are historic and valu able. The home of General Sickles ami Its contents were recently levied ui> on for debts amounting to about $200, 000. Two years ago his wife from whom he had been separated for for ty years paid a part of his debts, and almost Impoverished herself, she claims. General Sickles la a civil war veteran and had a brilliant rec ord. He lost a leg at Antletain. Suffragettes Continue Havoc Unabashed LONDON, Nov. 30. ? The suffras sett(6 have resumed their physical j demonstrations and have continued | their work of destroying the con tents of mail boxeB by pouring chemi cals on the contents. It was learned this morning that they had even invaded the general postodice and had deluged with acids the mail boxes of a number of big financial concerns. The detective force of the city has been Increased and Postmaster-Gen eral Herbert Samuels has announced that the offenders will be vigorously prosecuted. The suffragettes are evincing a de ' flant attitude, and declare that they will keep up their campaign of vio lence until 'the right of women to the vote Is recognized by the govern ment. INFERNAL MACHINE ONLY A BOX OF FIRE CRACKERS ABERDEEN, Scotland, Nov. 30. ? A militant suffragette was found hid ing today ni a hall where Lloyd George, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer was speaking. The worn an was carrying a box which the police thought was an infernal ma chine, but when the suffragette was arrested It was found to be a box of flre crackers. Steamer Spokane Sails North SEATTTLE, Nov. 30.?Steamer Spo kane sailed at nine o'clock last night for Ketchikan and Juneau. Among j her cabin passengers are Andy Bays, i M. Guddman, Geo. A. Bettes, J. W. Jerome, C. H. Cosgrove, Flora B. Hal ey, J. Cornelicn, Mabel Smith, Rev. George Kostromellnotf, V. A. Peterson and wife, Miss Irene Turner, Roy V. Nye. Thief Syndicate Gets Big Loot dHICAGO, Nov. 30. ? The police' haco unearthed a syndicate of twen ty thieves, who it is alleged are head ed by Dr. Edward B. Stalhulte and Joseph Todd, who it is alleged have secured a half a million in loot. Scotch Suffragette Whips Preacher I ABERDEEN, Scotland, Nov. 30. ? Mi:taking him for Lloyd George, a suffragette today horsewhipped Rev. | Forbes Jackson, a Presbyterian min- i ister. Grace I>ocke the suffragette, j who was arrested carrying a suspic ious looking package, when denied an immediate trial removed her shoe and hurled Jt at the magistrate. GUNLATCH AND DORWALDT STIR UP THINGS. Chas. Gunlach and Richard Dor wait had a mix-up on Nov. 27, which has been the causo of two separate; prosecutions In the commissioner's court The first warrant Issued is on com plaint of Richard Donvaldt charging Gunlach with pointing a gun at com plainant's body. The defendant Is having a jury trial before Judge Gro ver Winn this afternoon. The second warrant was issued on the complaint of Chas. Gunlach and charges assault and battery against Richard Dorwaldt. This case will also be tried today If there is time when the first action is over. Fairbanks Bank Cases Are Ready VALDEZ, Nov. 30. ? Considerable Interest centers In the trial of Cap tain E. T. Barnette, the principal de fendant In the Washington-Alaska bank casea, of Fairbanks, and Falson Joslin. W. H. Parsons, F. E. Barbour and E. L. Webster also Indicted for making false statements regarding the assets of the tank in the published report District Attorney Crossley m al ready here, and he will he assisted by R. M. Gibson, of Pittsburg, a* special prn :cutor. .Ma . > wl'iioisca have alretdy reached here and a num ber of att. nncys have also arrived, and more are exoected on tivj Northwest ern on w'.iicn is also J idgo Thos R. Lyons, of Juneau, who will try the cases. Mining Congress Advises Wilson SPOKANE, Nov. 30.?The Ameri can Mining Congress at its session here this week adopted a resolution recommending to President-elect Wil son the appointment of a man from one of the public land states as sec retary of the interior in his cabinet. WANT MAYOR RECALLED. LOS ANGELES, Cal., Nov. 30. ? A movement for the recall of Mayor George F. Alexander has been launched by his political enemies. To Juneau patrons: I wish to announce that I am pre pared to give prompt and efficient service in delivering, coal 1 aiding freight, baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER Phono Order 5-7 or 55 tf JEWELRY proclaims the refine ment, dignity and character of th? wearer. By the Jewelry you wear you aro judged. The choicest assortment of rich, fashionable Jewelry?the dig nified, elegant kind?and all moder ately priced at I. J. SHARICK'S. SPECIAL Apple Sale Saturday and Monday. $1.00 and $1.25 per box. Sanitary Grocery, Phone 85.