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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1, NO 30. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 19.12. PRICE TEN CENTS STILL OWE A DUTY TO PHILIPPINES HtU> THE EISHWMEN ^ "It don't make any difference whether fish are nine cents or four cents in Seattle, we get Just the same amount for our shipments." These remarks were made in a water front lounging place this morning by a fish erman who had but recently landed a catch of fine halibut. As he finished speaking a chorus of approval was echoed by his fellow workers. "It's all very fine for these Seattle fellows to wire up here that fish are worth six. eight and nine cents,' said another, "but we know that they only allow us to get half the money that's coming?if the price is up then more of the fish are report ed spoiled." "We never expect any other deal,-' said a thin!, "till we can bring our catch to a market right here in Ju neau." The manager of the business house In which the conversation was tak ing place said it was a burning shame. The town of Juneau should take i the matter up and provide a cold storage plant that would offer pro tection to this branch of the Ashing industry. "They talk about destructive Ash traps," said this merchant, "what about the destruction of 50 per cent of the halibut catch that is shipped out of Juneau? Is our halibut &orth saving?" he continued, "and are these men who go out and suffer the hard ship and toil entitled to some protec tion in the matter of getting an equitable price and an honest return from the fruit of their labor?" The Empire Is urged by the Asher men to continue the endeavor to in terest the people of Juneau in the matter of providing a cold storage plant. ALBANIA MAY TANGLE UP THINGS LONDON. Dec. 7.?The action of Austria and Italy in serving notice; to Greece that the bombardment of Avalon would not be permitted may tend to complicate the peace nego tiations. The Albanian politicians at Avalon have launched a provisional government, with Ismail Keinal Bey. a Mussulman, as president. The Al banian flag has been raised and Al bania has been proclaimed a neutral state. The new government has ad vised the people ot Durazzo and Elas sona not to oppose the allies. Albania is an extremely nebulous state, since it is without geographical boundaries and almost without roads, and the people have fostered a deep rooted prejudice against paying taxes to any government. The final set tlement of their future problem is second only to that of reconciling Ser via and Austria over Servia's deter mination to retain a port on the Adriatic sea. -h i 11 n i n m 11 i ; i 111 ; 11 i M' ? Maska News Notes f W-t-t -i: !? Mir I"!1 r;; 11 H-K-H-H . A party of hunters found a pile of charred human bones in Dead man's Slough below Fairbanks. There was no way of identifying the remains. They are believed to be relics of a crJme committed eight years ago. ? ? ? Since Cordova was incorporated, it has had only one tax levy?In 1910, and it has no Indebtedness. ? ? ? "Sourdough Bill" Landon lias been held at Fairbanks for the death of Henry Dorcher, death having result ed from a shot fired by Langdon The men quareled over a couple of dogs. t ? ? Assays are being made at Fair banks of platinum ore taken from a mine on Rosy creek. E. O. Ellsworth, a former resident of Fox City. Fairbanks district, died recently in Minneapolis. ? ? ? The Ursa Major Society, of Fair banks. have decided that Thomas Jefferson was a greater mau than Alexander Hamilton. ? ? ? The Democrats of Fairbanks "got together" recently at a banquet. ? ? ? Jack Package, a roadhouse keeper, at Marvel creek. Kuskakwim. is in jail at Georgetown, charged with shooting and Austrian known as Ia>uise. ? ? * The Seward Commercial Club has protested against the harsh regula tions imposed by the government with reference to the cutting of wood on reserves in Alaska. The protest has been sent to the Secretary of the Interior. ? ? ? About forty men are wintering at Port Wells developing their proper ties. Work on the properties owned by Cordovans has stopped owing to litigation among the owners. ? ? ? The roadhouses between Willow creek and Valdez report having done an excellent business since trave1 from the interior commenced tc coine towards the coast. ? ? ? Indians discovered placer gold 6( miles south of I,ake Teslin, ant brought quantities of the yellow stuf to Atlin to prove it ? ? ? Twelve people from Teller wh< drifted about for some days on the helpless schooner Belinda, desertee her and gladly accepted safety on the launch Defiance, which took them t< ' Nome. At 5 o'clock the next morn ing the schooner drifted safely i ashore. ? ? ? The Newsboy quartz mine, 'Fair banks district, cleaned up $128,044' in the past season and in an eight-hour day run produced a brick valued at $5,000. ? ? ? John Y. Ostrander, of Cordova, a former citizen of Juneau, is a can didate for governor, or for the bench of the Third judicial division. ? ? ? Mrs. Albert G Stamm, recently of Yaldez, has signed to travel with the "Red Rose" company, which has been playing in Seattle. She will be known on the metropolitan stage as Adnine Arthur. DREDGING ON MASTODON CREEK Ed Crawford and wife are aboard the Northwestern enroute to Seat tle where they will spend the winter. Mr. Crawford is superintendent for the Elmer dredging operations in the Birch creek country. "We are working on Mastodon," said Mr. Crawford, "and have only got started, this being the ttrst sea son but we have turned over quite a lot of ground considering the diffi culties we worked under." The plant it seems is not large enough. Itrequired all of the steam capacity to keep the points going while thawing the frozen ground. This method gives the dredge only 20 days out of each month for active work. JUNEAU BOY ON THE NORTHWESTERN. Orie Shade, now aboard the North western. is one of the guards from Fairbanks, who is assisting Deputy .Marshal P. C. Charles in bringing out some insane prisoners for Morn ingside sanitorium. Mr. Shade was raised in Juneau and received his book learning in the Juneau schools. For several ? years past he has been in the valley of the Great river?mostly around Eagle and Circle City. ? NORTHWESTERN FROM I THE WESTWARD. > The Northwestern arrived at 7:30 'asgt night from the Westward and ) left two hours later for the South. 1 She had on board many well known f Alaskans besides 1,500 tons of cop' per ore for the Tacoma smelter. One thousand tons came from Latouche > the balance was loaded at Cordova ? and is from the Kennecott mine. 1 Hot chili beans all the time at > Lockie McKinnon's Mayflower. tf Naval Battle Imminent CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 7. ? A Greek squadron Is oft the entrance to the straits of Dardanelles and the Turkish fleet is concentrated In the straits, and an engagement Is im minent. as it is supposed to be the in tention of the Greed admiral to en ter the straits and give battle. NEW RUSSIAN CONSULATES. ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 7.?A bill has been introduced in the Duma es tablishing Russian consulates at Se attle and Honolulu. SENATOR RAYNER'S WILL. BALTIMORE, Dec. 7.?The estate of the late Senator Rayner, amount ing to a million, is equally divided, according to his will between his wid ow and his son William B Rayner. CHURCH UNION BASIS FOUND ATLANTA, Ga? Dec. 7.?The com mittee which has in charge the adop tion of a basis of union for all the Presbyterian churches of the United States, have reached an agreement, and the united churches will be known as the Presbyterian Church of America, if the findings of the com mittee are ratified, grand soiree HE DID MURDER 36 YEARS AGO J BKNXJKR. ?>ec. 7.?J.phn I'eter Dav ies has confessed that he murdered William Atchison at Castle Rock. Col., in 1876. Da vies was a former cattle man. jNAVAL SCANDAL AT VALLEJO VALLEJO, Calf., Dec. 7.?A naval inquiry will be made as to a dinner given ou the cruiser Vicksburg, which has created a scandal in naval and social cicles. The dinner it is ulleged developed into drunken orgie. and Mrs. Andrew Miller, a society woman, of Vallejo, was removed to her home in an unconscious condition at mid night. It is alleged that Mrs. Miller was hit on the head with a champagne bottle by the wife of one of the Vlckesburg's officers. NO IMPROVEMENTS EOR KUSKOKWIM WASHINGTON, D. C., Dec. 6?Sec retary of War Henry L. Stimson today sent an adverse report to con gress on the matter of the improve ment of the mouth of the Kuskokwim river, in Alaska. 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. GOVERNORS REPUDIATE GOV. BLEASE'S REMARKS. RICHMOND, VA.. Dec. 6?The con ference of governors today adopted a resolution repudiating the remarks of Governor Blease of South Carolina in support of lynching. YOU GET NEW IDEAS as you look through my holiday stock. It is a practical demonstration of pos sibilities in gathering under one rool nearly everything to make people i happy at Christmas time. ? E. Valentine's Jewelry Store, Juneau, i Beautiful sets ladies' furs for the t wife, sister or sweetheart, at \V. H CASE. tf otn in a'up Ooao m3u DNIHJ.HIVOS . WINTER & POND STORE. SHOULD KEEP CONTROL ! Of PHILLIPINE ISLANDS WASHINGTON. Dec. 7.?A special message was sent to Congress yestor day afternoon by President Taft, in which ho stated that the duty which j tho United States owed to the Phil* j ipplncs was far from having boen dttr charged, and ho added that to aban don the Islands would mean a return to the conditions which prevailed prior to their occupation by the United States. Touching the tariff und tariff rev^s* ion. President Taft said that In view J of the near approach of the expira tion of the sixty-second Congress, tar Iff legislation should be left to the ; noxt Congress. President Tnft's message also con tained a recommendation that Lieu tenant Col. George W. Goethals be uppolnted a major-general of the United States army. Colonel Goeth als is head of the Panama canal com mission. The message also urges the pas sage of a bill by Congress providing for raising a volunteer army quickly in case of war. A recommendation was also made for tho creatfon of a central bank." Secretary Meyer Wants to Be Ready for War WASHINGTON, Dec. 7.?In his an nual report to Congress, Secretary of the Navy George von L. Meyer urges complete preparations to moot any contingency of wan that may arise. Mr. Meyer declares that unless this Is done the United States will soon fall from the second to the fourth place us a naval power. Secretary Meyer makes a strong plea for the construction of three battleships annually, in order to main tain the prestige of the country at sea. Demands on the Turks LONDON, Dec. 7.?Pending the ar rival of the peace delegate*, the Bal kan allies are preparing a Joint draft of the demands to bo made of Tur key. To Act With The Democrats SPOKANE. Dec. 7.?United StateB Senator Miles Poiudexter has an nounced. according to a dispatch to the Chronicle, that he will act with ihe Democrats on tariff revision at the special session of Congress. THE HUMBOLDT DUE TONIGHT The Humboldt is posted to arrive at 8:30 this evening. This probably means that she will reach Juneau on the return trip from Skagway to morrow night or Monday morning. The Humboldt will bring all the people summoned from Skagway to attend court. There will be a large number including Jurors, witnesses and prisoners. 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 PIE FOR KANSAS DEMOCRATS. TOPEKA, Kas., Dec. 7.?For the first time in many years, after Jan. 10, next, a number of Democrats will find berths in the State house under Governor Hodges. Mr. and Mrs. J. C. McBridc en tertained at bridge at their home last night. It is n privilege to show my beau tiful holiday goods, and you will oblige me by considering this a per sonal invitation to call and Inspect my new and extensive line of Christ mas goods. E. VALENTINE, Juneau GOV. SULZER SELECTS AN ADJUTANT GENERAL, NEW YORK, Dec. 7.?Governor-el ect William Sulzer has selected Maj, Henry D. Hamilton as adjutant gen eral of the New York state militia. AT ST. ANN'S. Reports from St. Ann's hospital to ? day are to the effect that all thf cases are In good condition and get ' ting along fine. A Greety, of Fairbanks, Is one o: Deputy Marshal Percy C. Charles trunrds now aboard the Northwest ' era The Archbafd Impeachment WASHINGTON. Dec. 7.?U. A. May, of Scranton, Pa., today in the impeachment proceedings against Judge Robert W Arch bold, of the Court of Commerce, characterized certain testimony as a lie, and was severely admonished by Senator Bacon, the presiding officer. FINAL LINE-UP FOR FOOTBALL GAME Tomorrow, when the referee's whis tle blows, it Is expected that the base ball field will be crowded with ob servers of the football game. It has been found necessary to change the hour from 2 to 1:30 p. m. sharp. Dr. Egglnton, B. L. Thane and Grover C. Winn will act as field of ficials. Both teams have conscientiously worked themselves in condition to give a good exhibition of this popu lar outdoor sport and as the teams are about evenly matched, a splen did und interesting game is expected. The lineup is as follows: Town Team? High School Murray C Nelson.. Smith R. G Greei ? L. G Sweenej Eppen R. T Davif Cropley L. T Paul McPetree R. E Case} Ward L. E Fremmiuj: Neville (Capt.).. .Q.. Jameson (Capt.) Pitzmnn ... R. H. B. ... Johnson P Roily L. H. B Healj Booth F. B Johnson C High school subs, Hughes, Day, Ob borne, Mathias. Town team subs several un-named ox-college men. *?Name not given, supposed to b< a cracker-jack. TOWNS TO THE WESTWARD QUIET, BUT HOPEFUL H. E. Lyons, a well known trans portatlon man of Alaskn, with wintei headquarters In Seattle, was in Ju neau last night, enroute from th< Westward to Seattle. The westeri towns, Mr. Lyons says are quiet, bu are full of anticipation and hope. Valdcz is lively Just now, due t< . the term of court being held there Many people from the interior are ii . Valdcz either as litigants or witness 08 in pending cases. HAVE YOU ROOMS? NOTIFY THE EMPIRE > If the people of Juneau and Doug ? las, who have rooms that can b spared will notify The Empire, th same will be published free. Ther f are a number of people summone ' to attend court next week and ther - must be sleeping accommodation found for them. McAdoo of New York Slated for the Treasury NEW YORK, Dec. 7. ? In Demo cratic clrclco in this city it is stated that William G. McAdoo, vice chair man of the Democratic National Com mittee will be offered the portfolio of Secretary of the Treasury In Pres ident Wilson's cabinet. McAdoo Ib one of those men who are known as "original Wilson men," and was a conspicuous figure in the Baltimore convention. He is the originator and builder of the famous Hudson river tunnels, is a financcer of great ability and has line executive record. The entire State Democratic organ ization is behind McAdoo for the place. It is believed that the West will ' get the office of Secretary of the In terior, but who the man will be has j not yet developed. J. Ham Lewis May Be Made Attorney-General CHICAGO, Dec. 7.?It is Btatcd here| that should James Hamilton Lewis j fall of election for United States, Senator from Illinois, when the leg islature meets next month, he may ;et a place in President Wilson's cab inet as attorney-general. Lewis was endorsed for Senator in the Demo cratic primaries last fall. The legis lature. however, is so mixed that there may be no election of Senators, for there will be two to be elected. Senator Cullom's term expires March 4. Col. Lewis served one term as cor poration counsel of Chicago, and Is regarded as an able lawyer. MANY DISAPPOINTED STATESMEN AT CAPITOL A Washington dispatch says it is rather a heartless system maintained by this country whereby the voters send so many of their public men down to defeat in' November, and then insist upon their returning to Washington for three months to be the object of mock condolence and flippant cartoons. But such is the written law and the city is more or less filled with scores of these deject ed statesmen who left Washington last August hoping against hope that their coturn would be triumphal. When the country sent a Democrat ic landslide into Congress two years ago, things were bad enough. But this year, the route is complete, and Instead of merely the more modest and unimportant members of the Re publican wing in the house of repre sentatives being shaken off by the passing storm, this time the ground is covered with members who have been the legislative leaders of the country for years, .and whose names have been in public print almost dally whenever Congress was in ses sion. Indeed, it is everywhere con ceded that in no other period of American history have there been so many important changes in the per sonnel of the house as is now about to take place. In the lirst place "Uncle Joe" Can 11011 is to go. That will leave a de cided hole In matters legislative for many months to come. "Uncle Joe" has never had a real enemy in the house of representatives in all the years he has served the state of II ' iinols in that body, and that is a long time. He is beloved by Demo crats, Republicans, Progressives (and ' Victor Bcrger) alike, and his recent defeat and relegation to private life was received with deep regret. Closely allied with "Uncle Joe" in ' all his later legislative career, and al most to travel the same bitter path, way "back home" at his own expense, ' is John Dalzell, of Pennsylvania. Like "Uncle Joe,"- it never really seemed possible that Dalzell could be dis lodged from his Beat in Congress, but it has come to pass, and the name of Dalzell will not be called out by ' the reading clerk of the House very much longer. Gardner Also to Go. Among the others who have domin ated the nation's affairs in recent t ARMY OFFICER SUICIDES. . i 5 ..NEW YORK, Dec. 6.?Major John C. Mallony, a retired army ofllcer, sul l ckled today by jumping from the . tenth floor of the Hotel Manhattan. ROOSEVELT GOING TO CHICAGO. CHICAGO, Dec. 5.?Colonel Roose velt will arrive here on Monday to at .. tend, the conference of Progressives e to be held In this city on Dec. 9. e was removed by the guards. o d Chas. T. Lyons, representing the e Alaska Steamship Company, was a s passenger from the Westward to Se attle on the Northwestern last night. f years, but who are now about to re tire, are John J. Gardner, of New Jer sey, who for many years was promi nent as chairman of the house com mittee on labor; Samuel W. McCall, of Massachusetts, generally spoken of as the "scholar" of the House, and who came very near beiug named President Taft's running mate by the Chicago convention; Cyrus Sulloway, of New Hampshire, who has effected more genuine pension legislation than almost any other member during his eighteen years of service in Congress (and who was the author of the "dol lar-a-day" pension bill appropriated by Gen. Sherwood, of Ohio, last session, and passed by Congress), and J. C. Necdhain, of California, who has been a prominent member of the powerful committee on ways and means during the last few years. Other prominent members serving their last days as national legislators are Edgar A. Crumpacker, of Indiana, the sole surviving Republican mem ber of the Indiana delegation during the past two years, and M. E. Olin 3tead, of Pennsylvania, who prabably would have been speaker of the house, succeeding Mr. Cannon, had not the Democrats taken control two years ago. So complete has been the change in the lower house during the last few years that only thirty Republi cans who were a part of the 206 Rc publ'can members on January 1, 1904, will remain as members of Congress under President Wilson. Payne, of New York, Daddy. All of this leaves Soreno E. Payne, of New York, as the "daddy" of the House. Mr. Payne was author of the I'ayne-Aldrich tariff act, as it was presented to the public In the lower house. At that stage it was a gen uine tariff reduction measure, and rep resented Mr. Payne's personal views on the tariff. But when it went to the Senate, and Mr. Aldrich got hold of it, it was changed so completely that it is almost unfair to continue the use of Mr. Payne's name in con nection with it. Every effort has been made to defeat Mr. Payne, prin cipally because of this measure, but evidently his home folks think more of his than do the muckrakers, and he continues to be re-elected, even in the face of Republican disaster in i all directions. NO MONGOLIAN TROOPS ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 7.?It 1b announced that the government has received information from Peking, to the effect that China has decided to send no more troops to Mongolia. Whatever your needs, come in and let me show you a variety of beau tiful presents that will at once ap peal to you as "Just the thing." Val entine's Store has genuine new at tractions for Christmas. ??? WELLS SCORES AGAIN LONDON, Dec. 7.?Bombarlier Wells knocked out George Rosel, the South African champion.