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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1, NO. 26. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1912. PRICE TEN CENTS TAFT WARNS THE FOREIGN NATIONS RUSSIA'S IMMENSE ARMY ON THE POLISH FRONTIER VIENNA. Dec. 3.?Aceordlug to the Vienna Reichspost. Russia has con centrated a half million troops behind a semicircle of fortresses on the Pol ish frontier. A dlspaich from Constantinople says tr.rt the Ottoman government fully .vai zes that further resistance can on'/ prejudice the position of Turkey still more, whll * its outcome would be extremely problematical, and might lead to even more humilia . tlon for Turkey, if such were possi ble. The bulk ot public opinion has rallied to the view taken responsible ; statesmen, and it is generally hoped that the best possible conditions of peace will be secured. It is recognized that practically the whole of European Turkey is lost, and the government and other finan cial interests are taking steps to safe guard themselves when he final set tlement comes up for discussion. Money From Forest Reserves Governor Clark has had advices from the Secretary of Agriculture, in forming him that the last agricultur al appropriation bill passed by Con gress carried a provision that an ad ditional ten per centum of all moneys received from national forest reserves should be expended for the building and maintenance of roads and trails within such respective forest re serves. The same communication advised the Governor that under this provis ion there was at the present time available for use in the Alaska forest reserve for the purposes mentioned the sum of S4.67S.4S. The Secretary of Commerce and I.abor sought Gov. Clark's advice as to the best method of getting the most benefit out of this money. The governor replied by advising that the department take the matter up with the Alaska Road Commission. Through the provision of this act it is believed that the roads running through mining and agricultural sec tion of the forest reserves will re ceive material benefit. JEWELRY proclaims the refine ment, dignity and character of the 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. NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL. The employees of the cyanide plant at Treadwell are beginning to make preparations for a ball to be given on New Year's Eve. It promises to be one of the most attractive affairs ever held on the island. AN ANCIENT NEWSPAPER A copy of the Yukon Press, pub lished Jan. 1, 1894. is a curiosity which has been handed the Skagway Daily Alaskan for filing among our archives. It was originally published at Fort Adams at the point where Fort Yukon is now established, and from the amount of religious matter it contained was doubtless edited by a missionary. The names of Bettles. Beaumont. McQuesten and other noted sourdoughs appear in its ad vertising columns. The Press is no longer published. The district clerk's office force is busy preparing the civic calendar for the approaching term of court. There are 73 civil cases now pending but it is not likely that all reach the docket will come to trial. PRISONERS' SENTENCES THAT HAVE EXPIRED. R. O. Baker, formerly a soldier at Fort Seward, was released today from the federal jail, having served a year's sentence for larceny. Baker had been in the army for seventeen years and bore an excellent record, but in an evil moment he appropriated some whiskey, while intoxicated, and when arrested pleaded guilty. He has been an exemplary prisoner and his case has excited considerable sympa thy. Pedro Rodriguez, a Mexican, also completed a term of twelve months in the federal jail today. He was con victed of peddling whiskey to natives. The four months' sentence of Roman Oomez. for larceny, will expire tomor row. The Dally Empire delivered in Ju neau. Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 a month. Are Opposed to the Ancient Rites It is said that the younger genera tion of natives in Auk village will pe tition Governor Clark to use the in rtueuce of his office for the purpose of discouraging the practices of the elders of the tribe an account of wl.ich was recently published in The Daily Empire. The younger people are very sensi tive on this subject and manifested their displeasure in a signed state ment appearing in The Dally Empire on the day following the disclosures. The young people very naturally in this enlightened age want a cessa tion of savage rites and customs and the dancing and revelry accompany ing such ceremonies. The governor states that he has not yet been applied to for assist ance in the matter, but it is under stood generally that a petition is be ing prepared. BONDSMEN SURRENDER ILLICIT LIQUOR DEALER. Antone De Grande the enterprising man of Haines who was bound over for selling liquor to Indians and out on bail has been surrendered by his bondsmen. This is not the first time he has been called to account for the same offense. United States Deputy Mar shal Harding will bring the man to Juneau next week. MERCHANTS READY FOR THE CHRISTMAS TRADE. The local merchants are receiving and placing on display their Christ mas and New Year stocks, and a glance through them is sufficient to show that the people of Juneau will oe able to find almost everything in the way of goods of all kinds, from the most substantial to the delicate and novel. Royal Typewriters, for rent or sale, \Y H. CASE, the Typewriter man. tf. To Juneau patrons: I wish to announce that I am pro pared to give prompt and efficient service in delivering, coal hauling freight, baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER Phone Order 5-7 or 55 tf ' NEW RULING AFFECTS LOCAL STEAMERS. Since the Titanic wreck a new rul ing has gone into effect in relation to the carrying capacity of vessels. Un der this ruling the supervising in spectors have reduced the carrying ca pacity of the Georgia from 80 to 36. COMMERCIAL CLUB BANQUET JAN. 12. Emery Valentine, who is on the Commercial Club banquet committee, reports that good progress is being made with the matter in hand. The lists are now being compiled and invitations will soon be out. Tom Radonich. of the Alaska Grill, who is charged with the duty of prepar ing the feast, is busy arranging the card and decorations. It is expected that this gathering which is to be held on Jan. 12, will result in bringing the business men of Juneau into a closer union and that a more united effort will prevail on all matters pertaining to civic better ment. Harold M. Brown, who has been connected with the local steamboat inspector's office, has resigned and will return to his former home in Pennsylvania. TAfTS MESSAGE WASHINGTON, Dec. 3.?President Taft's message was submitted to Con gress today. It warns foreign na tions against discriminating adverse ly to American trade, and appeals to Congress to open markets for Ameri can industries. FEDERAL WAR ON RACE SUICIDE On November 20 ut a given Bigual, United States marshals in about 70 cities throughout the country, swept down on the unsuspecting malpracti tioners of those places bearing war rants for the arrest of those charged with criminal practices. For more than seven mouths 300 inspectors of the post oilice depart ment have been working on a nation wide investigation. Under the direction of the attor ney-general at Washington, the drag net was spread over the country reaching from Pittsburg to Seattle in an attempt to serve 173 indictments against physicians, druggists and mid wives in a national effort to stop the use of the mails for the furtherance of criminal medical practice. In California twenty-seven indict ments, 18 of which were issued by the grand jury sitting in San Fran cisco, were put in the hands of the federal officers. Oakland is credited with holding eight of the 27 against whom indictments had been found. Other California cities harboring this class of criminals are Los Angeles Petaluma, San Jose, Sacramento, Fresno and Glendale. Seattle stood directly in the path of the descending wrath and many persons charged with the vicious prac tice were gathered in. Portland, Oregon, did not escape and several arrest9 were made there on the indictments issued. In Spokane the dtagnet caught about the same number as those found in Portland. In every instance the charge is mis use of the mails to solicit criminal medical practice or to dispose of med icine or instruments connected with such practice. The matter of collecting the mass of evidence necessary to get con viction rested with the small army of post office inspectors. In many cases the inspectors paid personal vinits to men and women supected of being en gaged in the nefarious calling. In other instances the inspectors com municated with suspected individuals using decoy letters and under ficti tious names asked for the methods employed and the prices charged. Fi nancial consideration were found to range from $5 up to $S00. In most cases those arrested gave bail for their appearance. The evening of the day of the great raid Postmaster-General Hitch cock issued the following statement: "The work of the postoillce inspect ors today is the culmination of the crusade instituted more than two years ago against the fraudulent and unlawful use of the mails. In that comparatively brief time we have wiped out of existence concerns that have mulcted the people of this coun try out of more than $100,000,000 by frauds perpetrated through the use of the mails, and the courts have sent many of the promoters of the fraudu lent schemes to the penitentiary, where they now are serving time. "The wide publicity given to the arrests made today will do more to put an end to this particular sort of criminality than any number of prac tically unknown prosecutions of wide ly separated cases." TO RELIEVE THE DEMAND FOR MONEY. WASHINGTON. Dec. 3.?Represen tative Levy, of New York, introduced a resolution in the House today di recting the Sercretary of Treasury to place fifty millions in the national banks to relieve the "sharp, active demand for money." District Attorney and Mrs. Rust gard entertained Mr. and Mrs. J. F. A. Strong at dinner on Sunday eve ning at their home on Gastineau Heights. JOSLIN m WE iSTER FREE VALDEZ, D c. 3;?A special term of court for thi^ division was opened yesterday by Uulge Thomas R. Lyons, of Juneau. The n\ost important cases to be tried a <? those known as the "Fairbanks bank cases," in which Capt. E. T. I rnctte and others are Involved. The Indictm nts against Falcon Jos tin, of Seattle and Fairbanks, and E. L. Webster, a former Fairbanks man, but now a resident of Seattle, were dismissed. Joslln and WebBter were indicted on charges of publishing false reports of the financial stand ing of tho Washington-Alaska bank, of Fairbanks which failed in 1911 for a large sum. The work 01 Impanelling a Jury in the case against Barnette was begun in the afternoon. PENSIONS FOR THE WIDOWS WASHINGTON, Dec. 3.?The first bill introduced in Congress at this session was presented by Represen tative Henry S. Dc Forest, of Sche nectady, N. Y. It has for Its object the providing of a pension of one thousand dollars a month for the widows of ex-presldents of the United States. Banker Snead Is Acquitted FORT WORTH, Tex., Dec?"3 ? John B. Snead was acquitted by the Jury which tried him for the murder of Al. O. Boyce, Sr., father of young Boyce, who eloped with Snead's wife and whom also Snead attempted' to mur der. Young Boyce and Mrs. Snead eloped about a year ago and Snead followed the pair all over the United States and Canada, finally locating them in Manitoba. FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 3. ? A sensational demonstration fol lowed the verdict of the Jury in the Snead trial, his lawyers throwing thelrhats over the chandelier in the court room, for which act they were fined. Snead emitted a cowboy yell for which he was not reproved. Budget Plan in Congress WASHINGTON. Dec. 3. ? For the first time in the history of the Con gress a budget was submitted by Sec retary of the Treasury McVeagh when Congress convened yesterday. The budget contained an estimate of the receipts and expenditures for the fis cal year. The budget is a favored innovation of President Taft, and is patterned after the English system which has been found satisfactory for a cen tury or more. Opposition to the bud get plan has been expressed, but it will be adopted hereafter, in all prob ability. Syrian Mother a Titanic Survivor CLEVELAND. O., Dec. 3. ? Mrs. Adele Nazallah, a humble Syrian widowed survivor of the Bteamship Titanic disaster, of April 14, last, gave birth to a girl baby in this city yesterday. She received a congratu latory telegram from Mrs. John Jac ob Astor, also a widowed survivor of the Titanic. A RECOUNT OF THE SUFFRAGE VOTE. DETROIT, Mish., Dec. 3. ? A re count of the vote on the amendment to the State constitution giving wom en the right to vote has been ordered to be made In Wayne County, where it Is charged by the suffragists gross ir regularities were permitted, includ ing ballot-box stuffing. GREECE OBJECTS SOFIA, Dec. 3.?It is said an ar mistice will be signed today, with or without Greece joining In the final negotiations, which will take place at London. DYNAMITE DEFENSE CALL WITNESSES INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 3.? The case for the government in the dynamite conspiracy cases was closed yester day afternoon, and the first witness called for the defense was Frank M. Ryan, president of the International Structural Ironworkers. Ryan denied having any knowledge of the transportation of dynamite, a3 charged by the government, and he declared that he had never assisted in the dynamite outrages. GOVERNORS MEET IN CONFERENCE RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 3?The con ference of governors met in this city this morning, the feature of the first meeting being an address of welcome by Governor Mann, of Virginia. Re sponses were made by Governor Sha froth, of Colorado, and others. Forty states will be represented by their ex ecutives, but there were only thirty present today. IMPEDIMENT Or JUDGE ARCHIBOLD WASHINGTON, Dec. 3.?Impeach ment proceedings against Judge Rob ert W. Archbold, of the Court of Com merce of the United Sates were be gun this morning in the Senate. Judge Archbold is charged with misfeasance In office, one of the charges being that he negotiated with coal compan ies for the purchase of culm hanks at a low price and using hfx Judicial position to help himself in a financial way. He is also charged with dispens ing justice solely in the interests of corporations from whom he received favors. GEORGIA'S INCOMING LIST. The Georgia arrived from Sitka and way points this morning bringing the following passengers for Juneau. J. W. .Myers. Jas. Dunsy, Gust Olson, and O. N. Lehner, from Sitka; Henry Larson, C. H. Nelson, Ben Marr, Tom Hall, Eric Ohman and Mc. Whillick, from Peril straits; H. Van Erman, John Davis and D. McCloud, from Tenakee. CHINESE TROOPS TAKE MONGOLIAN TOWN. ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 5.?A dis patch to the Novo Vremga states that the Chinese troops have . occupied Robdo, Mongolia. PRESIDENT OF SAN DOMINGO. SAN DOMINGO, Dec. 3.?The Dom inican Congress has chosen Archbish op Noel provisional president of the republic for the term of two years. ILLINOIS LEGISLATURE A DOUBTFUL QUANTITY. CHICAGO, Dec. 3.?When the State legislature meets next month at Springfield two United States sen ators are to be elected. Among the candidates are James Hamilton Lew is, formerly of Seattle, Wash. Lewis who is a Democrat, was endorsed at the Fall primaries of that party. T*he legislature is doubtful, being com posed of Democrats, Republicans and a large contingent of Progressives. Judge J. H. Cobb Is expected home Saturday evening on the Humboldt. Mrs. Walter E. Clark and Miss Green will entertain informally at cards tomorrow afternoon at the Gov-. ornor'8 residence. Miss Green is spending the winter with Mrs. Cark. Mrs. Femmer has almost cntlroly recovered from her recent Illness. BREEZY "UNCLE JOE" CANNON ALSO SMILING AND SERENE WASHINGTON, Dec. 3.?Breezy and debonnalr as ever "Uncle Joe" Cannon, of Illinois, was in his place in the House yesterday. He takes iiiu defeat for re-election to Congress philosophically, and he jokingly said that though he would be absent in the next Congress he would not be forgotten. Another long time-member of Con gress who will be missed when taps are sounded for the present Congress is John Dalzell, of Pittsburg, who was Speaker Cannon's stalwart aide on the committee on rules when the gen tlemen from Illinois wielded the gav el in the House. Dalzell failed of nomination in the primaries of his district last summer. A. Mitchell Palmer, of the Twenty sixth Congressional District, Is likely to occupy a prominent place in the councils of the Democratic adminis-1 tration in the House perhaps, or may be as a member of President Wilson's; cabinet. Palmer's democracy is of' the pronounced type; he is a strong tariff reformer although representing a Pennsylvania district In Congress. He was an ardent Wilson supporter in the Baltimore convention, where he was one of the most active of the floor leaders for the New Jersey can didate. James R. Mann, the Republican leader popularly known as "Jim," in and out of the House, is as' con spicuous and pulchrltudinou8 as ever. Though he was re-elected by his dis trict last month he will not have the support from his home state, in the Slxy-third Congress, that he has had heretofore. Many of the Republican contingent in Congress from Illinois have been replaced by Democrats. The Democratic representatives in the next Congress from Northern states will be substantially increased, and the so-called influence of South ern Democrats in the House is likely to be less marked than in the Sixty second Congress. GOV. WILSON VISITS BERMUDA PARLIAMENT HAMILTON, Bermuda, Dec. 3. ? President-elect Wilson yesterday at tended a session of the Bermuda par liament and listened with close at-j tention to a tariff discussion. Reply-1 | ing to an address of welcome dellv I ercd by the speaker of the house. Gov ernor Wilson said he admired the business-like manner in which the parliament conducted Its work. ALASKANS PLEASED, SAYS DELEGATE TACOMA, Dec. 3.?Delegate James \Vicker8ham of Fairbanks, Alaska, In an interview here, on his way to Washington, said that President Wil aonts administration, would favor a railroad from some point on the coast to the Interior, and also the devolop nient of the coal fields oi the terri tory. For these reasons, the delegate said, the people of Alaska are pleased with the election of Governor Wilson. CRAZED HUSBAND'S HORRIBLE DEED SEATTLE, Dec. 3.?Deserted by his wife, C. A. Johnson, a mechanic, hold ing their child in his arms, threw himself in front of a Northern Pacific train. The child's head was severed from the body and Johnson is be lieved to be fatally injured. He was taken to the Emergency hospital. HEARING IN JOHNSON CASE WASHINGTON. Dec. 3. ? The United States Supreme Court has ad vanced the hearing of the case against Jack Johnson, in connection wltb the white slave traffic, to Jan. 6. CHICAGO, Dec. 3.?Jack Johnson declared last night that he would marry Lucile Cameron before the end of the week. MONUMENT UNVEILED. DA ETON, Ga., Dec. 3.?The Daugh ters of. the Confederacy unveiled a monument here today to the memory of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. To Renew Probing of Campaign Donations WASHINGTON, Dec. 13.?The in quiry being made by the Congression al committee into campaign expend itures, which was adjourned shortly before election day, will be resumed on Dec. 10. William Randolph Hearst will be probably the first witness. He will bo examined particularly in regard to his knowledge of campaign contri butions of the Standard Oil Com pany. Hot chili beans all the time at Lockie McKinnon's Mayflower. tf. SOMETHING new every day at the WINTER & POND STORE. ??? SO POPULAR and fashionable are bracelets that many ladies are wear ing them on both wrists. You will find a nice assortment at I. J. SHAR ICK'S. J. H. Cobb and family will move| into their rtew home in the Golden Belt Addition next week. POPE APPOINTS NEW BISHOP ROME, Dec. 3.?Pope Pius, X., yest erday announced the following ap pointments of bishops of the Church in the United States. Tight Rever end Dennis J. O'Connell, Bishop of Richmond; Patrick A. McGovern, Bishop of Cheyenne; Austin Dowling, Bishop of Des Moines; Rev. Edward J. Hanna, Bishop of San Francisco. JUSTICE MORROW RESIGNS IN JULY SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3?Justice William W. Morrow, of the Circuit Court of Appeals for the ninth cir cuit, has announced that he will re tire 011 attaining his seventieth birth day next July. Justice Morrow was appointed to his present position by President McKinley in 1897. DIRECT ELECTION OF THE PRESIDENT. WASHINGTON, Dec. 3?Senator John D. Works, of California, intro duced a Senate joint resolution to day providing for an amendment to the federal constitution whereby the president may be elected by a di rect vote of the people. PRESIDENTIAL AND OTHER PENSIONS. WASHINGTON, Dec. 3.?Senator McCmnber, of North Dakota, intro duced a bill in the Senate today which provides for the pensioning of form er presidents, commanders-in-chief of the army and their widows. The former are to receive each $10,000 a year, and the latter $5,000. NOTICE. In order to Insure the publication of advertisements In The Dally Em pire, copy should reach the office not later than 9 a. m. NeweFt styles in IVORY JEWELRY Just In at W. H-. CASE. tf. Billy Myers who presides over the destinies of the Germania during the absence of the McCloskey brothers, had a letter this week from Jim Mc Closkey stating that he and the fam ily were leaving for the East. M. V. Christman, of Treadwell, was a visitor In Juneau today.