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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL I. NO. 29. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 6, 1912. PRICE TEN CENTS LANDSLIDE SWEEPS A DOZEN SHACKS BIG LANDSLIDE WIPES OUT CABINS IN ITS PATHWAY A largo part of iho beach settle ment just below Shattuck's mill was wipe! out of existence at 4::t0 this morning by an avalanche of mud that came tearing down the mountainside. On the streets it was announced at an early hour that a three-year-old native child and an aged Indian were buried in the ruins. .Most of the cabins and tents were occupied by natives and their white associates. There were all told eight cabins or shacks and two or three tents demolished. Nearly all of the places were occu pied at the time and it is a mystery how so many people escaped unhurt, j The landslide started several hun dred feet up the inouutainside and headed for the point where the plank road joins the earth foundation made on the new Sheep creek boulevard.' While yet a hundred feet from the, beach the avalanche of mud spread out like a fan and carried everything before it. Cabins were tilted and twisted: many of them crushed into kindling?others carried to the new plank road which is built on piles and were crushed as if in a monster vice. The plank road itself has been thrown j out of alignment several feet by the Impact. This morning the native population were busy trying to rescue household ! effects and a force of men were down' with picks and shovels for the pur- j pose of digging out the supposed vic tims. H. C. Burkee, a seafaring man, lived in a tent that was completely buried by the onrushing mud. He was in the tent at the time and an Indian, woman was with him. Burke cut a hole through the top of the tent and they crawled through this to safety. His companion is the mother of the child that was report ed lost. Burke says there was no child in the tent with them. The widow of Chief Johnson, who had retired to u small cabin home in the beach settlement after the big Johnson house and property became involved in litigation, was found by an Empire representative this morn ing. She was crouched on the door of her wrecked cabin, moaning over the latest disaster to the house of Johnson. Between sobs and with the aid of another Indian woman the informa tion was imparted that she was in the house at the time but escaprd physical injury. The cabin was car ried some distance from its former foundation and is hanging together at a pronounced angle and so sadly twisted that its collapse is imminent. The missing child and old man seem to be accounted for according to report and the relief party dis banded. A force of men are at work repairing the plank road. LANDSLIDES IN SILVER BOW BASIN Several landslides occurred in Sil ver Iiow basin during the night and there will probably be more if the rains continue. Every depression in the mountainsides is a raging torrent and all loose material Is saturated with water. The Perseverance boulevard lead ing up Gold creek is completely blocked by several small slides and one big avalanche near Shady bend. The big slide has covered the road for a dlstar.ee of 200 feet and to a depth of several feet. The smaller slides are inconsequential and easily removed. A LANDSLIDE ALSO ON THE CALHOUN ROAD. A small landslide along Calhoun road which is being regraded is en dangering some of the houses occu pying portions of that thoroughfare. Street commissioner Harris has re cently started regrading this street, which probably Is the cause of it. What could be more appropriate than a beautiful umbrella for Christ mas? Valentine has them in count less styles. j "KLINKET CARNIVAL" ON SATURDAY NIGHT. The "Klinket Carnival" which will be put on at Elks' hall on Saturday evenlug, will embrace many interest ing features all in native costume, among them an Indian war dance, ptarmigan dance. Indian doctor? medicine man?an act showing a Chilcat funeral 100 years ago. The seventh act i3 "Introduction of the white man" to the natives 100 years ago was looked upon as being pos sessed of the evil spirit. Interspersed between the acts, eight In all. will be overtures and instru ment solos by the band of 25 pieces. Henry Pihllips. of Skagway will act as illustrator. Beautiful sets ladies' furs for the wife, sister or sweetheart, at W. H CASE. tf. PHYSICAL VALUATION OF RAILROADS Washington. Dec. 5.?The bill intro duced by Representative Adamson. of Georgia, for the physical valuation of railroads, doing an interstate business passed the House today CANADIAN DREADNAUGHTS Ottawa. Ont,. Dec. 5.?The Canadian parliament has been asked for an ap propriation of $.15,000,000 for the con struction of three super-dreadnuughts. SAM HIRSCH SURPRISES HIS MANY FRIENDS. A marriage that was kept a pro ; found secret, except from a few per sonal friends was solemnized Wed nesday night, by United States Com 1 missioner Winn. The high contract ing parties were Sam Hirsch, of the Juneau Liquor Co., and Mrs. D. Mc Carthy. The happy couple took passage last night on the Spokane enroute to San Diego, where they will spend three or four months among the orange blossoms and in the sunshine of Southern California. Mr. Hirsch is one of the best known business men of this city, and Mrs. Hirsch has also lived in Alaska for a number of years. If quantity and quality are what you a ant: you should see Valentine's cut glass before making your purchases. Many new and beautiful designs are displayed, not heretofore seen in Alaska. ??? DIVINITY STUDENT; MURDER CHARGE SPRINGFIELD, Mo.. Dec. 6. ? Marshall Copeland, a theological stu dent who was a victim of college haz ing, recently has been arrested for the murder of Bryan Crane, a partic ipant in the hazing. Copeland has declined to make any statement. I WEIRD SCENE AT CHINESE HANGING. SAX QUENTIN, Calif.. Dec. 6. ? Willie Luis, a Chinese, was hanged ?'ere today for the murder of a Chinese-American woman, wife of a man named ChrJstenBon. T. S. Christenson, son of the man whose wife was murdered by Luis, inter rupted, saying, "I protest In the name of Jesus." He was removed by the guards. RUSSIANS PUSH INTO MONGOLIA. ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 6.?Rus sian troops have reached Urgu and have occupied the town without diffi culty. There has been little fight ing and probably the difficulty be tween China and Russia may soon he adjusted, and the status of Mon golia defined. ELDER STATESMAN OF JAPAN TO CONFER. TOKIO, Japan, Dec. 6.?The elder statesmen of Japen will have a meet ing at the imperial palace to consid er the cabinet crisis, and recommend a successor to Premier Saionji. FIFTY MILLIONS FOR INLAND WATERWAYS. WASHINGTON, Dec. 6?The Rivers and Harbors Congress has recom mended an appropriation of fifty mil lions annually for inland waterwnys. Governor Blease's Fool Talk RICHMOND. Va.. Dec. 6.?Govern or Cole L. Blease, of South Carolina, continuing his defense of lynching In the South, at the conference of gov ernors yesterday was even moro rab id in his utterances than on the pre ceding day. Referring to criminal as sault upon white women by negroes, he said that their lynching was abso lutely justifiable, and if the law or the constitution interfered, he said, he wished to repeat "to hell with the constitution." Blease's record as an executive Is not good. Last summer his acts were investigated and he was accused of grafting. But he was re-elected gov ernor in the late election. A LEGACY EOR HIS SUCCESSOR WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.?Although in his annual report Attorney-Gener al Wickersham commends the Sher man anti-trust law, and advisei against its amendment, when he goes out of olfice on March 4, he will leave for his Democratic successor a legacy of uncompleted suits brought under this law. When he became attorney-general on March 4. 1909, he received as the heir of the preceding administration fifteen uncompleted anti-trust suits. Since then to date, he has inaugurat ed (Including the present action against the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad seventy-three additional suits, or more than all the preceding administrations combined. Many of the seventy-three have been completed and many more now marked on the Department of Jus tice docket as "pending," will be com pleted: but it Is safe to say?and this is with the approval of the attorney general?that Mr. Wilson's attorney general will inherit more than fifteen cases which are incomplete. To use the words of Mr. Wickersham. "My successor will inherit plenty of work, most of which will be anti-trust cases." Governor on Marriage and Divorce Question RICHMOND, Va? Dec. 5?In the convention of governors today, Gov. T. L. Oddie, of Nevada, declared that marriage and divorce were funda mentally sociological questions, and he said his state had no apologies to make or any desire to change her di vorce laws. An executive committee was elect ed. consisting of Governors McGov ern, of Wisconsin; O'Neal, of Ala bama, and Ammons, of Colorado. DISLIKED MUSTACHE; REFUSED TO WED. PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 5?Miss L. Brett, daughter of the late Major J. E. Brett of the Twenty-fourth United States Infantry, arrived to wed Lieut. E. J. Dawley, commanding Battery E? Second Field Artillery. Miss Brett confided to friends that one facial adornment she disliked was a mus tache. At the dock she was met by the gallant lieutenant, and he wore a flourishing mustache of recent growth. As a consequence Miss Brett returned to her mother in San Fran cisco. Sergius Narrows, Adverse Repoi i WASHINGTON, Dec. 7.?Secretary of War Stlinson has mndo an ad verse report on the improvement of Sergins Narrows between Juneau and Sitka. The secretary says that after the rocks have been blasted the pas sage will still be dangerous. JAPANESE CABINET TENDERS RESIGNATION. TOKYO, Japan, Dec. 5.?The Japan ese cabinet has resigned after futile attempts to find a successor to Count Oyehera, the former minister of war, who resigned a few days ago. because his colleagues refused to increase the army in Korea. Wilson Will Not Talk of Troubles of the Future 11 AMI I TON, Bermuda, Dee G. ? President-elect Wilson in discussing factional differences that might af fect his administration, said to the press representatives who accompan ied him to Bermuda: "I know that in the past there have been all sorts of criss-crosses in pres ldential administrations of every par ty, and the Democrats have had their share. But there is not going to be nny trouble in my administration, and those expecting it will be badly fooled. _ "It is downright stupidity to at tempt to start trouble in the present state of affairs." CANADA'S VOICE IN BRITISH AfFAIRS OTTAWA, Ont., Dec. 6.?In the par 1 lament" ostordny. Premier Robert L. Borden said in discussing the pre posed appropriation for the construc tion of dreadnaughts by Canada, as an auxiliary to the British naval fleet, that Canada had been given a voice in imperial affairs of mother country, j He added that when Great Brituin no longer assumes'the Hole responsibil ity for defense on the seas she 110 longer can undertake to assume the sole responsibility of controlling her foreign policy. Hereafter. Mr. Borden said, Canada must be consulted when foreign questions are involvel and in which she is interested. Scandal Charged in High Places LONDON, Doc. 6.?An inquiry 1b in progress here into the charges that Attorney-General Isaac and Lloyd George, the Chancellor of the Ex chequer, and their friends have been making huge profits 011 their inside knowledge of a contract made with the government with the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company. No evidence of corrupt transactions has yet been offered before tho commit I tee, but It is claimed that the oppo sition will be ready with it at the proper time. Even if these charges be shattered, much of the mud will stick, as it is intended to do. These arc the methods of English political | warfare, perfected and brought up to-date by the aristocratic party, one of whose favorite occupations is to point the finger of scorn at American politics and politicians. SCOTCH STUDENTS WRECK BUILDING GLASGOW, Dec. 6.?Students of the University of Glasgow last night ?.recked the headquurtors of the Women's Social Political Union. This action was prompted in retaliation for | the disturbances that the suffragettes have created in Glasgow and other Scottish towns in their propaganda of "votes for women." Seats in Congress for Ex-Presidents WASHINGTON, D. C.. Dec. 6,-Rep rcEontative Albert S. Burleson, of Texas, has introduced a bill to give ex-presidents the privileges of the House that the delegates from the territories enjoy. The measure provides a salary of $17,000 annually and prohibits an ex president members from serving on committees or voting. The bill is founded upon the sug gestion of William J. Bryan to let ex-presldents take part In the debates of Congress. Representative Henry D. Clayton 01 Alabama has announced that he will ask Congress to pass his bill limiting the service of a president of one term of six years before Christmas. He hopes to have the Senate accept the measure before the session is over. Los Angeies Broker Fatally Wounded San Francisco, Dec. 5.?Itobert J. W idney, a Los Angeles broker was shot and It is believed fatally injured in a room in the Sorrento apartment house, by Mrs. Frances Lyons, the I divorced wife of William C. Lyons, of Denver. The couple were Indulg ing in a carousal. The woman was | held pending the result of the shoot ing affray To Revise Tariff Agate to Zinc WASHINGTON, Dec. 6.-"We are going to revise the tarifT from agate 'o zinc." said Oscar W. Underwood, chairman of the committee on ways and means, today. Tariff hearings will begin on Jan. 8. GREECE FORBIDDEN TO BOMBARD TOWN. X 'ENNA, Dec. 6.?Ausria and Italy have protested to Greece that the bombardment and occupation of Av alona will not be permitted. PALMER SWATS WHITELAW REID WASHINGTON. Dec. f>?In the House today Representative Palmer, of Michigan led an uttack upon Whitelaw Reld, ambassador to Great Britain, who. he said had been ting ing Jibes and sneers at Thomas Jef ferson in a speech which Reld had made before a Welsh university. Pal mer said that Reld was a typical snob, sprung from the soil, which his speech and actions disgraced. As an American ambassador he was a cheap imitation of the class with which he tried to surround himself, while for getting his own country, its history and traditions, but Palmer concluded the United States could very well dis pense with his services. I have a lot of beautiful gold mount ed fountain pens, of every make. They make inexpensive, useful and beautiful Christmas gifts. E. Valentine's Jewelry Store, Juneau. Says Tatt Should Be Impeached SPOKANE. Wash., Dec. 6. ? A special to the Chronicle says that Senator Miles Polndexter has given out a statement In Washington which says that President Taft should be impeached for "continued and flag rant misuse of the appointive power." A BASEBALL PITCHER. CHCAGO, Dec. 4.?Fowler McCor mlck, a grandson of John D. Rocke feller, has begun a course of baseball under Mordecai Brown. KEEN DEMAND FOR MONEY IN NEW YORK. NEW YORK. Dec. 4.?The demand for money is active and the bill in troduced in Congress yesterday by Representative Levy, of this city,' pro viding for the dumping of $50,000, 000 into national banks is intended to relieve the stringency. Not In many years has the demand for money been so keen at this seas on of the year. FOR THE RECALL OF JUDICIAL DECISIONS. WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. ?Senator Bristow, of Kansas, introduced today In the Senate, a resolution having for its object the adoption of the initia tive and referendum and the recall of Judicial decisions. Senator Bris tow is a member of the Progressive party. GREECE WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS LONDON, Dec. 6? An official diB patch from Athens states that Greece has announced that she will partici pate in the peace negotiations, and it is explained from Sofia, Bulgaria, and Athens that Greece held aloof from the agreement for an armistice with the allies simply in order to keep Turkey from profiting by the amistice to improve her position. The Balkan allies are understood to have waived their demand for the evacuation by the Turks of the lines of Chatalja and are willing that the garrison of Adrianople should march out with the honors of war, accord ing to the Pall A*all Gazette. They in sist, however, on the surrender of the fortress of Adrianople Itself. The Porte, on the other hand, de- j mauds that Adrlanople remain Invest ed, pending the armistice as the French fortress of Belford did during the Franco-German armistice in 1871. The Ottoman Government points out that it still has half a million soldiers to draw from, while the Bul garians have none. The allied Bal kan nations, however, retort that they are now in a position to march 150, 000 troops who have heretofore been engaged elsewhere to swell the be 8ciglng force In front of the Turkish lines at Chatalja. Should the war continue, it is as sumed in military circles that an at tack will soon be opened on the forts along the Dardanelles whose fall would permit the Greek fleet to bom bard the Turkish capital. HEALTH'S NEW ARMY WARS AGAINST DISEASE How a little army of Health Depart ment scientists are studying to pre vent disease was revealed at the Academy of Medicine last week in a way that made many of the medical men who heard the story sit up and take notice, says the New York World Besides practical and effective treat ment of the eye diseases among school children, the report showed that the discoveries of Dr. Flexner, as to the tise of sera and antitoxines, | have been materially advanced by the department's observations and in vestigations. Dr. A. W. Williatns, assistant di rector of the Health Department's re search laboratory, told how her staff of twelve physicians, laboratory as sistants and nurses have wrestled with eye diseases among school chil dren. She explained that the scien tific name, trachoma, means chronic inflammation of the eyelids, ac companied by connected tissue forma tion and follicles of granulated lids. Then she showed how by treatment with nitrate of sliver or other means the disease had been overcome In 525 oout of 1,034 cases treated, while 500 are still under treatment. This work wa3 begun in Gouvem eur Hospital two years ago. At pres ent the department has clincs in Pub lic School No. 21, at Mott and Eld ridge streets, and in the annex to Public School No. 65, Hester and Al len streets. They have been open nine months now and have cured 168 out of 236 cases of acute trachoma, while 26 out of 44 in the chronic form have been permanently relieved. The use of Health Department sera in scarlet fever cases at Willard Par j ker Hospital was described by Dr. Ni coli jr. He asserted that the cost of the serum would be prohibitive of its use here as it foreign cities except for its systematized production and gratuitous distribution by the Health Department. Horses are used to make the cultures. The results at Willard Parker Hospital, according to Dr. Nicolli, are just about equivalent to those obtained abroad. Providing the serum is applied early enough it brings about at once a marked fall In temperature, pulse and respira tion and rapid recovery. Dr. Phoebe L. Du Bois, who is sta tioned in the research labarotory at the foot of East Sixteenth street, re lated the methods employed to discov er carriers of contagion in cases of cerebrospinal meningitis, which in volved detective work that throws Sherlock Holmes in the shade. While an epidemic of the malady was rag ing in Greece, for instance, a six months old Greek baby arrived, quite free from disease. Its mother, how ever proved to have the germs in her throat, and exact history of the bacilli was traced back to their place of origin. Serum treament, according to Dr. Du Bois, has lowered the mortality in cases of meningitis from 75 per cent, to about 30 per cent. The research labartoor.v has treated two hundred and fifty-seven alleged cases, only forty-eight of which turned out to have been correctly diagnosed. Tu berculosis was the real disease in seventy-five cases, thirty-seven were infantile paralysis, nineteen were pneumonia and the rest due to var | ious causes with similar symptoms. Good Roads Men Hold Convention TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 6. ? The! Washington Good Roads Association! which is holding a three days' bcs- ; sion in this city, is largely attended, j and much interest is being manifest ed in the matter of good roads. A report was submitted showing the mileage constricted during the past year.. Among those who are in at tendance are Governor M. E. Hay and Governor-elect Ernest Lister. JUDGESHIP OF THE THIRD DIVISION. VALDEZ, Dec. 6.?Judge Edmund Smith, a former well known lawyer, who lived here for twelve years, Is being mentioned for judge of the Third judicial division under the Dem ocratic administration. Judge Smith removed to Seattle last summer but he is still interested here, and is a member of the law firm of Smith & Bunnel. It is not known, however. Hint he has aspirations for the place, and the talk that is being made for him is the work of his friends who know his ability and worth. GOV. MARSHALL IN CHICAGO. CHICAGO, Dec. 6.?Vice President elect Thomas R. Marshall, of Indiana, is attending the session of the fed eral council of churches in this city. Hot chili beans all the time at Lockie McKinnon's Mayflower. tf. The Sugar Trust Scores Victory NEW YORK, Dec. 6?In the United States district court yesterday Judge Charles M. Hough quashed the indict ments against the American Sugar Refining Company, John E. Parsons, H. Thomas and other officials of the trust, who were charged with con spiracy in restraint of trade. The government attorneys stated that other indictments would be preferred against the company and its officials. Newest styles in IVORY JEWELRY just in at W. H. CASE. It. DAVID ECCLES DEAD. SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 6.?David Eccles, president of the Amalgamat ed Sugar Company, is dead here, of heart failure. OROZCO IN COMMAND. MEXICO CITY, Dec 6.?General Or ozco, the revolutionary leader is said to be again directing in person his reorganzled campaign in North ern Mexico. 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 Royal Typewriters, for rent or sale, W H. CASE, the Typewriter man. it.