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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. NO. 28. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1912. PRICE TEN CENTS END BALKAN WAR MAY BE IN SIGHT ALASKA MAN'S SUIT TOR $25,000 SEATTLE. Dec. 5.?J. S. Meenach. a well known Alaska mining man has begun suit against F. M. Jordan, a realestate dealer of this city. Meeu ach alleges that Jordan by deceit and misrepresentation purchased below value the control of the Gladhaugh .Mine in the Priuce Willian sound country. Meenach sues for $250,000. Government Should Own Coal Mines WASHINGTON. Dec. 5. ?Mayor | Fitzgerald of Boston, in addressing the National Rivers and Harbors Congress today declared that the gov ernment should own the coal mines of the country. Work Will Soon Be Resumed Perseverance A force of men is busy today re moving the debris caused by the Per severance Mill tire from around the compressor station. "It will be only a matter of a few days." said General Manager Thane this morning, "before the drills are again at work." The mine development will be con-; tinued just as it was originally ex cept the ore recovered through the development can not be milled as it comes to the surface. The tunnel crews will be kept busy. The shaft will be sunk to reach the level of the Sheep creek tunnel where upon additional forces can drive in on the tunnel from the mine toward the work that is now progressing from the Sheep creek side of the mountain. Weather Operates Against Fishing Fishermen arriving from the hal ibut fields in the past twenty-four hours report that the weather has been very bad. Heavy seas and thick snow storms have prevailed for several days. The catch is not at all satisfactory. Many of the boats still out have been waiting for weeks trying to get get a reasonable catch before com ing in. marine noates WHERE SHALL THEY SLEEP? Marshal Faulkner is almost down with nervous prostration on account of the delimma with which he is now confronted. There are 175 witnesses summoned to attend court who will arrive in Ju neau next week. The problem con fronting the marshal's office is to find sleeping accommodations for them. Mr. Faulkener said, "the jail is full to the limit now, there are no rooms in the hotels and with all these wit nesses and jurymen coming I am cer tainly up against it." Mr. Faulkener will appeal to the people to open the doors of their homes and give shelter to some of these people summoned by the court. * COAL LAND CLAIMS HAVE BEEN REJECTED. The local land office has received notice from the commissioner of the general land office that the follow ing coal claims have been rejected: Arthur A. Adler. Gertrude McCoy and \Vm ('. Wolf, all in the Matan tiska field, for failure to apply un der provisions of the law. A patent has been issued to Theo dore F. Van Wagenen for 14 lode mining claims in the Valdez Mining district. GEORGIA'S OUTGOING LIST OF PASSENGERS. The Georgia left for Sitka and way points at noon today taking the fol lowing passengers: Miss Hale, L. B. Adsit. Mrs. De Armand, S. H. Ew ing. Miss Bell. Mrs. K. Ashboldt, G. Kostrometinoff. Ed Danielson, for Sitka: W. G. Bruce for Tenakee: Ma bel Smith, Wm. Kartmack. for Hoo nah: Tom Hopson. Geo. Andrews, for KilUsnoo: James Turley. Emll Run dich. for Gypsum. Andy Bays Has Come Home Again Andy Buys, a sourdough of an cient vintage, arrived on a late boat and registered at the Occidental. All the old timers with varyiug emotions ( remember Mr. Bays as a United States deputy marshal. Mr. Bays has quit the political | game and has been on the Outside for some time. "Down in California," said Mr. Bays, "they are taking a very active | interest in the development of Alas ka. The immense profits in the fish ing business has enticed considera ble California money. Transportation on the Yukon has called out some more and now mining is calling in- < sistently for more investment. And J they can't resist the call. ' "The developments in and around ' Juneau have created a stir in min- ' ing circles not only in California and other coast towns but all over the ' country. "Up in Seattle, I find that the old arrogant spirit has been succeeded by a state of real concern as to Seat tle's hold upon the trade of Alaska. Just now nearly every Seattle busl- < ness man is making a study of Alas- i ka and Alaska's people. They don't 1 want to lose their trade up here and i they are trying to find out what Is f wrong between Seattle and Alaska, i "Here too, Juneau and the great ; gold belt that is being developed is t receiving lots of attention and there t will be many people come up in the I spring." 1 Mr. Bays has come back to stay in i the Northland, and will probably lo cate in Juneau. i MRS OAKLEY HAS RETURNED TO JUNEAU. Mrs. Ralph Oakley and the chil dren returned on the Mariposa yest- 1 erday from Seattle. Mrs. Oakley and ' the little ones have been gone nearly 1 all of the summer visiting with rela- c gives in the state of Washington. Ralph Oakley fromerly chief engin eer for the Pacific-American cannery ' resigned his position to accept a ' place with the Alaska-Gastlneau Com pany. He is now engineer In charge of the gas power plant near Sheep 1 creek. The Alaski-Gastineau peo- J pie built the Oakleys a nice comfort- * atble house near the plant and they are now established in it. \ Fred Henson. who has been steward of the Treadwell boarding house for ' a number of years, is a passenger on the Princess May. Have you seen them? Beautiful 1 IVORY CARVING SETS at W. H. I CASE. tf. ' Diamonds, always a wise invest ment. are unusually so at this time. Ours are imported under auspices so favorable as to enable us to offer you better values than we believe you'll obtain elsewhere. *** I. J. SHARRICK. i THE HEAD OF GYPSUM COMPANY IS HERE. W. R. Nichols, head of the Pacific Coast Gypsum Company, arrived re cently from the company's plant at Gypsum and will leave for the South tonight. Mr. Nichols says the plant is pro ducing right along and everything moving satisfactorily. A barge load of Gypsum was shipped to Tacoma this week. Mr. Nichols will probably return in a few weeks. BULGARIA GETS A LOAN FROM RUSSIA. ST. PETERSBURG. Dec. 4.?Three 1 Russian banks have advanced Bul garia five million roubles. PEACE IN TWO DAYS LONDON, Dec. 5.? Adispatch from Constantinople says that Turkey and Greece will sign the armistice within two days. A Constantinople dispatch to the Daily .Mail states that the Turkish Council of Ministers has prepared a scheme of autonomous government for Albania, which has been submit ted to the Sultan for approval. Russia Warns the Germans LONDON, Dec. 5.?A St. Petersburg ilspatch states that Russia hus di rectly Informed Germany that she will not permit a repetition of the methods used when Austria occupied Bosnia and Herzegovina. Russia Opposed to Independence VIENNA, Dec. 5.?A dispatch from Constantinople says that the llussiun imbassador has informed the Turk sh Grand Vizer that Russia will not ?ecoguizc the independence of Al bania. riTANIC HERO PASSES AWAY NEW YORK, Dec. 5.?Colonel Ar :hibald Gracie, a well known figure n military circles, in New York and A'ashington. died in this city last light Colonel Gracie was a passen ger on the ill-fated steamship Titanic vhen she went down on the night of Vpril 14, last, with 1,596 people. Col >nel Gracie, it was said, was the last nan to leave the ship, and he did gal ant and heroic work in saving the ives of women and children. He was 10 years old. OFFICIAL RETURNS FROM PETERSBURG The olllcial election returns were ?ecelved today for the precinct of Petersburg. This leaves ChtcagotT tnd Yakutat as possibly the only pre :incts that voted and have not re >orted. Petersburg cast 32 votes for the Socialist ticket, 16 for the non-par isan and 14 for the Progressives. The official vote follows: Tripp 14, Tanner 17, Valentine 14, -e Fevre 11, Bland 32, Swanson 31, ngersoll 16, Shoup 14, Stubblns 16. Svindseth 13. Reck 12, Dawes 12, 01 ion 10, Thomas 14, Tweit 32, Noland 12, Heath 30, Stukey 32. The total :ote being 60 'AY 'DAY'WITH ALASKA-GASTI NEAU.: Today was pay day with the Alas ta-Gastineau Company. The sum of 'orty thousand dollars was dis bursed among the employees In and ibout Juneau. Royal Typewriters, for rent or sale, W H. CASE, the Typewriter man. tf. PERRY BELMONT, PRESIDENT WASHINGTON, Dec. 5.?Perry Bel mont of New York, has been elected president of the National League of Democratic Clubs. FRANCE STANDS BY HER TWO ALLIES. PARIS, Dec. 5.?In the Chamber of Deputies today Premier Poincare said: "We shall stand by our allies in the present situation, Russia and Great Britain, who have our friend ship." PRESS MUST NOT PUBLISH WAR NEWS. LONDON, Dec. 4. ? The Russian press has been forbidden by the gov ernment to publish military or naval news. STATE Of WAR WITH GREECE IS BEING CONTINUED CONSTANTINOPLE. Dec. 5?An otllclal note Issued by the Ottoman government says that a "state of war with Greece still continues." It is understood that no limit has been fixed us to when the armistice may be continued, but it is stipulated that either side may < terminate it by giving two days' notice. LONDON, Dec. 6.?The correspond ent of the London Dally Post has tel egraphed Ills paper that from what he was told at the Porte, the fall of Chioa and Janina are Imminent, and that Greece would sign the arm istice immediately afterward. A dispatch from Athens to a news agency says a message has been re ceived there from the Turkish island of Chios, off the west coast of Asia Minor .that the Greeks have occupied a position at St. Marie, the Turks re tiring. Mexican Rebels Holdup Train EL PASO, Tex., Doc. 6.?A band of of .Mexican rebels attacked a train on the Mexican Central Railway, killed several soldiers and guards and captured the rest and; then robbed the passengers. Ancient Order of Druids in Trouble SAX FRANCISCO, Dec. 5?Judge Van Xostrand, of the circuit court has issued'an injunction whicli in effect ties up all business of the fraternal organization known as the Ancient Order of DruldB, throughout the United States. The injunction is the result of factional troubles within the society. For Chief Clerk of the House SEATTLE, Dec. 5. It is announced here that A. E. Light, of Iditarod and Fairbanks, will be a candidate for chief clerk of the House, when the territorial legislature convenes next March. Mr. Light is a pioneer of the Fairbanks district. He was private secretary to Thomas Cale when the latter was delegate to Congress, and is 'horoughly qualified to fill the po sition. He also served two terms in yie Kansas state legislature. GOVERNORS TO MEET YEARLY RICHMOND, Va., Lec. 5.?The con ference of governors which has been in session here for several days has ffected a permanent organization, and will meet yearly hereafter. The ne:;t meeting will be held at Colo rado Springs, Colo., the date to be fixed by the executive committee. Questions touching increased efficien cy of state governments were dis cussed at yesterday's session. Windham Bay Notes WINDHAM BAY, Dec. 3? Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Yates of Shuck river en tertained a number of friends at din ner on Thanksgiving Day. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Taylor, J. S. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Rowe, Miss Lillian Rowe, Richard L. Rowe, Eugene Rowe and G. Jensen, of Windham, and George Sutton, of Silver creek. George Sutton left on Friday for his property ten miles up Shuck river. Beginning the first week in Decem ber the mail boat will make trips every two weeeks until April 1. R. H. Durrer is expected to arrive in Windham Dec. 16. Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Taylor spent Sunday with Mrs. R. V. Rowe. FRESH FLOWERS on the Spokane. For sale at Winter & Pond Store. Hot chili beans alt the time at Lockie McKinnon's Mayflower. tf. DUTCHMAN TO ADVISE THE CHINESE. PEKING, Dec. 5? Dr. W. Roost, of Batavia, Dutch East Indies, has been appointed adviser of the Chi nese government for the reform of the currency. The Dutch financial ad visers do not consider a large capi tal necessary for currency reform on a gold basis of taxation. I War Over "Pie" Ends in Ohio WASHINGTON, Dec. 5.?A confer ence of the Ohio delegation In Con gress, which was brought about by President Taft, has resulted in an understanding between the Republi can factions over the distribution of federal patronage. A Federal Judge Among Number SEATTLE, Dec. 5.?Among the ap pointments now before the United States Senate for confirmation is that of Clinton W. Howard, who holds a recess appointment as judge of the federal court for the Northern divis ion of Washington. An active fight is being waged against his confirma tion on the ground that previous to his appointment he was a corpora tion attorney, and a lobbyist for cor poration interests in the state legis lature. He is conceded to be an able man, however, and a good lawyer. Candidates in the Third Division FAIRBANKS, Dec. 5. ? L. T. Er wln, of Fairbanks, is an active can didate for United States marshal to succeed H. K. Love, in the Fourth judicial division. Dan Callahan also a Democratlv war horse, is, too, a candidate, and John Ronan is also be ing groomed for the place. Erwin was u delegate to the Baltimore con vention, Callahan was "regular" in the campaign for delegate, but it Ib al leged that Itonan bolted the territor ial ticket and worked and voted for Martin Harrals. However, Marshal Love's term ex pires early in January and either he will be reappointed, or some Republi can will, and there may be a dis tinct probability that there will be no vacancy for some time to come. WANT OFFICES IN SECOND DIVISION NOME, Dec. 5?A. E. Todd, form er manager of the Nome Bank & Trust Company, is a candidate for the United States marshal, to suc ceed T. Cader Powell, whose term ex pires next June. Mr. Todd lived for ten years, in Nome, but for the past two years has been living in Seattle. He is said to have influential backing for t:he place. Another candidate is Joseph F. Pleln, a well known local mining man. The term of Judge Cornelius D. Mn rane will not expire until 1914, and that of District Attorney Bernard S. Rodley has two years yet to run. Rodoy has spent but little time in this judicial division since he received his appointment, and it is believed that an attempt will be made to have him removed soon after President Wil son assumes office. There are only two Democratic law yers in the Second division, both of whom are mentioned as successors to Judge Murane. These are George B. Girgsby, a former district attorney, appointed by President Taft, and O. D. Cochran, a former Mayor of Nome. FEMMER & RITTER. See this firm for all kinds of dray lng and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. Coal delivered promptly. Femmer & Rit ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone 314. Residence phones 402 or 403. ??? BUSY TIME >0R WILSON WHEN HE REACHES HOME NEW YORK, Dec. 5?With the re turn of President-elect WIlBon from Bermuda It is expected that u num ber of conferences will be held with prominent Democratic leadera throughout the country. Governor Wilson has invited William Jennings Bryan to meet him as soon as the Governor returns to Trenton, and it Is understood that a number of other men high up In the councils of the party will also make pilgrimages to Princeton or Trenton to see the pres ident-elect. The first chief matter of discussion will be the composition of the cab inet, and while many names have been suggested for different positions St may be set down as a fact that no selections have been made, even cntatively, and ft is equally certain that no definite announcements will be made until March 4 is near. In the meantime many guesses will be made probably some of them will hit the mark. It is stated that President-elect and Mrs. Wilson may be the guests of President and Mrs. Taft at the White House for a day during the holidays. The most friendly rela tions have always been maintained between President Taft and Govern or Wilson, and during the late cam paign no word of bitterness passed between the two candidates. DR. SUN ON HIS WAY TO AMERICA PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Dec. 5 ?An ofllcial notice has been received here stating that Dr. Sun Yat Sen, the former president of the Chinese republic would arrive shortly in the United States on a secret mission. The announcement has given rise to considerable speculation as to the nature of Dr. Sun's visit. When last heard from he was in Hong Kong, and it is expected that he will reach here by way of one of the Japan steam ship lines. Lowers Cos! of Living for the Poor HAMBURG, Dec.?Prime beef has become so scarce and high-priced in this part of Germany that the city of Hamburg is selling inferior grades to the public under police restrictions, under control of the "Freibank." The moat is divided into three grades as follows: High Class, possessing full nutritive and gastronomic qualities. Inferior, from well nourished ani mals, which, owing to some slight ill ness, is of poor color, but not so harm ful that it cannot be eaten raw. Meat from very old, or tubercular animals; often tainted. It is with the meat of the third class that "Freibank" particularly deals. The meat is freed from the blemished parts by a veterinary sur geon, and then put into a sterilizer, after which it is sold In small quan tities to consumers. The "Freibank" is composed of lo cal cattle commission agents and the butcher's guild. It sells the third class meat at its own headquarters, and none of it can go into the shops or restaurants. The sale hours are from 7 to 11 a. m. and from 5 to 7 p. m. Newest styles in IVORY JEWELRY just in at W. H. CASE. tf. The Colonel Says "Never Again" BOSTON, Dec. 5.?Charles Sumner Bird, deefated Progressive candidate for governor of Massachusetss, Is quoted as saying that Roosevelt told horn he would not be again a candi date for president. CHOIR PRACTICE TONIGHT. There will be choir practice tonight at 7:30 at Trinity Episcopal church. The choir will rehearse Christmas mu sic and a full attendance of the mem bers is expected. GOVERNOR OF HAWAII. WASHINGTON, Dec. 5?The nom ination of Walter F. Frear as govern or of Hawaii, to succeed himself, was sent to the Senate today by President Taft. ABOLITION OF THE ASSAY OFFICES. WASHINGTON. Dec. 5.?Secretary of the Treasury McVcagh has recom mended the abolishment of all assay offices except at New York. There are assay offices at Seattle, Helena, Mont., and other places. RUSSIA'S ATTITUDE CAUSES ALARM LONDON, Dec. 5.?The refusal of Russia to recognize the independence of Albania has increased the com plexity of the Balkarf situation, al though the chances for a peaceable settlement of the questions involved seem to be increasing notwithstand ing Russia's attitude, and it is prob able that Russia will assume a diff erent position when the peace com missioners meet in London to consid er all the questions involved in the present conflict. The declaration , of independence by the Turkish province of Albania was brought about by Ismail Kemil, the Albanian leader, who has been ac tive for years in the movement to se cure independence for his country. DIED OF CANCER. PARIS, Dec. 5.?Mrs. Robert Goe let, a well known society woman, of New York, is dead here, of cancer. Small Chance of Reducing Postage WASHINGTON, Dec. 5?The most important bill introduced in Congress up to the present is perhaps that of Senator Penrose, which provides for the reduction of letter postage to one cent. For the first time In the his tory the Postoflice Department the past fiscal year paid expenses had a small surplus to its credit. It is not too likely, however, that the Penrose bill will be passed. Its opponents urge that to reduce the present post age one-half would create a deficit of large proportions in the postofflce revenues, just after it had been made self-sustaining. 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 CARPENTER'S UNION CHARTER RECALLED. ROCHESTER, N. V., Doc. 5.?Sam uol Gompers, president of the Amer ican Federation of Labor, has fully recovered from his recent illness. It was made known during the closing hours of the meeting here, that the charter of the Amalgamated Associa tion of Carpenters and Joiners had been recalled because of the asso ciation's refusal to unite with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. FAVORS SHERMAN LAW. WASHINGTON. Dec. 5.?Attorney General Wickersham in his annual re port to Congress endorses the Sher man anti-trust law and opposes its amendment. DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN FUND CONTRIBUTORS. WASHINGTON. Dec. 5.?The total contributions to the Democratic Na tional Campaign Fund were $1,150, 000. STILL INCREASING THE PENSION ACCOUNT. WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. ? The House today passed the Gregg pen sion bill for Spanish-American war veterans, their widows and children.