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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. NO 31. JUNEAU, ALASKA,. MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1912. PRICE TEN CENTS A FORMAL PROTEST OF CANAL TOLLS LIVE WIRE FROM YUKON GOING OUT Wm. C. Pedlar passed by Juneau on the last trip of the Princess May enroute to the outside. To friends here he announced that he was leav ing the North for good -that he was going where he could recline in the shade of a fig tree and enjoy the per fume of orange blossoms during his remaining days of mortai life. There are many who believe that the call of the North will bring him lack, as it so often happens to oth ers. Mr. Pedlar will be remembered by all the old inhabitants of Juneau as oue of the live wires in the com munity when he lived here. Remov ing to Whitehorse he became a mem ber of the Taylor-Drury Pedlar Co.. limited, of that place. Gradually the business of this concern grew until they had trading stations scattered aloug the upper Yukon from Carinack to Teslin. They had stores at Living stone Creek. Hootlalinqua. Teslin and other places. Besides his large commercial in terests .Mr. Pedlar was heavily in terested in mining, holding numerous copper properties, in the country tri butary to Whitehorse and the Upper Yukon. Mr. Pedlar has sold his business interests and it is said negotiations are pending for several of his min ing interests. IIII I II I I I I I II I I I I I I I I I I i I j; Personal Mention ?; I 1111II ('apt. lmzier and wife are down from Tee harbor. Sam Guyot returned from Ketchi kan on the Humboldt. J. F. Chamberlain returned from Ketchikan on the Humboldt R. C. Miller is a passenger on the Humboldt curoute from Skagway to southern points. \V. C. Blanchard. of the White Pass & Yukon, at Skagway, arrived ou the Humboldt last night. Ira King, agent of the Alsaka Steamship Company at Haines, ac companied by Mrs. King, arrived on the Humboldt last night. Geo. J. Busch. of Wells Cargo & Co.. arrived from Skagway on the Humboldt last night. Mrs. Joe Edwards, of Hoonah. ar rived on a recent boat. Mrs. Hector McLean arrived home on the Humboldt after a visit of sev eral weeks in Sound cities. J. W. Burford arrived in Juneau on the last Humboldt. His brother Geo. will be up soon. K. W. Silver and wife arrived on the Humbold and are registered at the Occidental. Postmaster Hunter and Mrs. Hunt er returned on the Humboldt Satur day night. Joe Diggs and wife arrived In Ju neau from Cordova on the last trip of the Northwestern. Tom. Ashby arrived on the Hum boldt and will probably remain some time. A. J. Achison of Skagway arrived on the Spokane. Mr. Achison is sum moned for duty as a grand Juror. Edik Niss was an arrival from Petersburg on the last trip of the Humboldt. Joe Webber arrived from Peters burg on the Humboldt Saturday even ing. W. H. Courteney. a Petersburg business man is in town having come up on the Humboldt to attend court. Chris. Tventen of Petersburg came up on the Humboldt to attend court. .Mrs. Ed Hurlbutt is a passenger on the Humboldt enroute to Seat tle. .Mrs. Harry J. Raymond left for Seattle on the Humboldt this mora ine. J M. Jenne, a former citizen of Ju neau. but now raising big red apples in North Yakima, is in town on a bus iness trip. Mr. and Mrs Clark and F. T. El kins tooks passige on the Georgia to day for Jualin. Sam Wiley returned from Aug bay on Saturday. D. C. Jackhng will arrive from Salt I.ake on Dec. 14. 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 Stimson Grows Caustic WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.?Secretary of War Henry F. Stimson in his an nual report to Congress speaks in con demnation of those who would, in a spirit of "misplaced sentimentality, or of laziuess. sell the country's interest in the Philippine islands and cast the Filipino people on the world." Secretary Stimson urged upon Con s-. s.s the immediate compeltlon of the forts at Panama and in Hawaii as these were the most important ports. He also stated that as a nav al base Pearl harbor is of the great est importance for the adequate pro tection of the Pacific coast. DOLPHIN MEETS WITH ACCIDENT The Dolphin is reported to have en countered a storm lasting 72 hours on the last trip down.. At any rate she had a broken tail shaft upon reaching Seattle. Mr. Xowell, the company's agent, this morning received a wire to the effect that she would sail from Se attle tomorrow. According to her run ning schedule she is due in Juneau ou that day. Earth Slips Again Saturday Night Another landslide occurred Satur urday night in the neighborhood of the Alaska Supply Company's saw mill. Two cabins owned by Frank Rob erts were hit with the avalanche and lifted up sufficiently to clear the plank road. A large building belonging to the Alaska Supply Company was caught and badly twisted; It will cost $250 to $300 to repair the damage. A large slide is reported to have come down about half way toward Sheep creek with no damage result ing. BUYING HALIBUT IN JUNEAU MARKET Longshore Boss O. E. Head loaded 63 boxes of halibut on the Humboldt last night. This shipment was bought direct from the fisherman on the dock here in Juneau at 4 cents per pound by an Eastern fish dealer. Local fishermen are quietly enjoy ing the surprise that will be In store for Seattle dealers when the news reaches the Spirit city that a new market has opened for the Juneau output. MASONIC MEETING. A special communication of Mt. Ju neau Lodge, No. 147, F. & A. M.. will be held this evening at 8 o'clock. Work In the first degree. Visiting Masons cordially Invited. W. W. CASEY, W. M. HUNTING NEW BLOOD. Tom Radonich and E. C. Russel, the committee on membership, named at a recent meeting, will start rustling new blood for the Commercial Club organization tomorrow. THE MOOSE. Things are moving along smooth lyin Juneau Moosedom. The commit tee having in charge the New Year's masquerade, is hard at work. TRINITY CHURCH BALL. The ball to be given in Elks' hall by the ladies of Trinity church next Thursday night Dec. 12 will be an in formal affair. Tickets will be $1.00 per couple or 50 cents for single per sons. Tickets on sale at Barrager's and at Britt's Purity Pharmacy. Panama Canal Affairs SAX FRANCISCO. Dec. 9.?A pe tition signed by President David Starr Jordan, of Stanford University. President Benj. I. Wheeler, of the Uni versity of California: Archbishop Itlor and other prominent Californlans. has been forwarded to President Taft asking the administration to seek an honorable and amicable settlement of the Panama canal tolls controversy with Great Britain. The British government asks that British ships passing through the Pa nama canal have equal rights with those of the United States under the terms of the Hay-Pauncefote treaty. The British contention was rejected by Congress almost unanimously. SPECIAL TERM DISTRICT COURT Judge Peter D. Overtield convened the December term of court at 10 o'clock this moruing. The case of the United States vs. North Pacific Wharves and Trading Company, ordered to appear and show cause why they have not complied with a subpoena duces tecum, was continued to Dec. 28. The case of the United States vs. Alaska Northwest Territories and Trading Company, the time for a hear iug on the motion of defendant to be relieved from the requirements of the subpoena duces tecum was continued to Dec. 28. The case of the United States vs. the Alaska Northwest Territories & Trading Co., a criminal action for vio lation of the Sherman act, was con tinued to Jan. 10, 1913. The court then took up the matter of empaneling a grand jury. The fol lowing of the regular pauel were pres ent: Fred Geiger, J. E. Borrager, Phil McKanna, Roy Cheek, W. E. Now ell, G. C. Jones, John W. Dudley, I,. C. Cherry. A. J. Achison, R. M. Beck er, Thomas Haley, Ed Anderson, (M. G. Rogers excused for cause), Tom Mugford, E. A. Mac-Hamilton; all qualified. A special venire for 8 was ordered returnable at 2 p. m. today. After disposing of the grand jury matters, the court listened to hear ings on petitions for citizenship. Notes. W. B. Batson. Tony Dortero. J. F. Ward, M. B. Clemminger and L. C. Gault, of Skagway and W. S. Uullen, pf Juneau, were excused from serving on the jury without attendance. N. E. Black and D. J. Rich, of Skag way, John Purclla, of Juneau, and T. F. Summer, of Treadwell. were ex cused from serving on the petit jury without attendance. I. H. King and C. M. McGrath were excused from the petit jury until Jan. 1." L. G. Burner, was excused until Jan. 2. DIDN'T SHOOT HIMSELF. SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 8.?Robert J. Widney. who was shot here a few days ago in an apartment house de clares he did not shoot himself. His companion was Mrs. Frances Lyons, a former Denver woman. It is a 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 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. ?** HORSE SLIDES OVER OLD CAPE HORN. Last Saturday night one of the big horses of the A.-G. Co.'s teams was crowded over the bank about half way up the Cape Horn hill. The animal slid nearly 200 feet be fore stopping but miraculously es caped Injury. GREEKS LAND A REGIMENT ON THE COAST OE EPIRUS CORFU. Greece, Doc. 8.~Thc first Greek regiment has been landed on the coast of EplruB and the Greek flag hoisted. The troops were laud ed. It is said, to afford protection to the fleet. ROME, Dec. 8.?Replying to a ques tion in the Chamber of Deputies, yes terday Premier Glollttl confirmed the report that Italy and Austria had noti fied Greece that she would not be allowed to occupy Avalon In Albania. CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 9. ? Tcwllk Pasha, Turkish ambassador to Great Britain, has declined to act as a delegate to the peace conference to be held in London Dec. 13. NAVY NEEDS MORE WINGS WASHINGTON. Dec. 9?Secretary of the Navy George von L. Meyer, In his report to Congress declares that there should be no limitation to the progressive development of naval av iation. He urges upon Congress the fact that aeroplane equipment is in adequate In this country, the United States having expended $140,000 last year agalnBt Japan's six hundred thousand. WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.?hi a tel egram received by President Taft to day, President-elect Wilson declined the tender of a battleship, in which to visit the nnPnma canal. In the Senate today Senator John D. Works, of California, made the charge that George W. Perkins, sup ported Roosevelt in the late campaign because of the latter's withholding of prosecution of the Harvester Trust. The Senator, who was elected as u Progressive Republican, declared that Taft and Roosevelt deserved defeat. The ways and means committee of the House, have decided to begin the tariff hearing during the first week of January. President Taft will leave for Pana ma on Dec. 19. Great Britain formed protest against the proposed Panama canal tolls was read in the Senate today. "FINGEY" CONNOR IN SEATTLE. SEATTLE, Dec. 9. ? William J. (Fingey) Connor, former Democratic boss of Buffalo, N. Y? has arrived here to study, he snys, shipping with reference to shipping via the Pan ama canal when it shall be completed. Royal Typewriters, for rent or sale, \V 11. CASE, the Typewriter man. tf. WANTED?on or before Jan. 1, small unfurnished house or flat. Give all particulars and price. A. C. care box H. JAPAN'S NEW PREMIER. TOKYO, Dec. 7.?Count Herauchl. governor-general of Korea, has been appointed premier, and he will at once reorganize the Japanese cabinet. What could be more appropriate than a beautiful umbrella for Christ mas? Valentine has them In count less styles. The newest and best, the original idea and the modern thought in Christmas goods is seen everywhere In Valentine's bright, fresh stock of jewelry, silverware, cut glass, and every other thing that you may de sire for presentation. STEAMER DORA IS BEACHED SEWARD, Alaska, Dec. 8.?During a fierce storm which has raged here for twelve hours the steamer Dora broke her lines and was carried upon the beach. The steamer's condition is serious. The Dora Is owned by the Alaska Steamship -Company and op erated out of Seward to Westward points. GRAND JURY EMPANELED. This afternoon the grand jury was empaneled the following persons .having been summoned on a court order for a special venire: Geo. Mil ler, C. J. Skuse. H. H. Williams, Wm. Price, John G. Peterson, James Ho gan, Louis Van Lehn and H. A. Bish op, all .of whom qualified thus com-| pletlng the Jury. TO LIMIT THE EXPENSES WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.?Senator Clapp, of Minnesota, has Introduced a bill In the Senate limiting cam paign funds in presidential and con greslonal elections. Governor Hadley, of Missouri, held a conference here on Saturday, with Senators Borah, of Idaho; Kenyon, of Iowa, and I.afollette, of Wisconsin, on the proposed reorganzation of the Re publican party. These Senators arc classed as progressives, but did not not bolt the Republican party in the late campaign. NEW HEAD OF DRUG BUREAU WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.?President Taft appointed Dr. Carl Alsberg as chief of the Bureau of Drugs and Pure Pood, to succeed Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, who resigned some months ago under pressure. GEORGIA'S INCOMING LIST. The Georgia arrived from Sitka und way ports at 8:30 this morning bringing ten boxes of halibut and the following passengers: Ed. Dan ieson, Tom Haley, Miss Bell, Geo. Andrews, W. P. Mills, E. Nyman ovcr, from Sitka; Edith ZubofT, from Killisnoo; C. Driscol, C. Mey ers, G. Sather, H. Anderson, Ed Sather, A. Slink, Ole Johnson, from Hoonah. CUBAN GETS DIVORCE. RENO, New Dec. 9.?Paul Lombard Gomez, a nephew of President-elect Gomez, of Cuba, has secured a divorce from his wife, here, on the ground of desertion. KETCHELL GETS MONUMENT. SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. 9.?Col. R. P. Dickerson, 011 whoRe farm Stan ley Ketchell, the pugilist, was killed a few yenrR ago, has erected a monument to Ketchell at li!s grave in Grand Rapids, Mich., his former home. MR. PHILLIPS' SUNDAY TALK. The Klukwan artists and brass band played to another good house Sunday night. At this exhibition Mr. Phillips, the lnterpretor, gave a short talk on the liquor question. Mr. Phillips is an ex-student at Car lisle. He said: "If the government will only take the money that is now being spent in abortive efforts to sup press the liquor traffic with Indians and devote it to the proper education of our people, the liquor question will settle itself. The natives of Kluk wan are proovlng theirability to farm successfully nnd successful farmers are not usbject to the drink habit. If the government would only send 100 or 200 of the younger people to Car lisle or Chituawa for a proper educa tion. wonderful good would result therefrom." Tonight the Klukwans show over in Douglas. After the performance their band will play for the pleasure of the white people only who may care to dance. PIONEER OF '67 NOW IN JUNEAU. Ed Ludecke, who la a sourdough of the vintage of 1867, arrived in Ju neau Saturday, having come up on the gasoline launch Commodore. He is looking hale and hearty. Mr. Ludecke has lived in Wrang el for the past 40 years. Formerly he lived in Sitka. He will remain in Juneau for a few days visiting old friends. Future Of The Party I WASHINGTON. Dec. 8. ? A dozen Republican governors had a heart to heart talk here on Saturday evening with Republican leaders in Congress. The subject under consideration was the reorganization of the Republican party, and it was decided to take def inite steps and reorganize the party within a year. The conference waB planned by Gov ernors Hadley, of Missouri; Tener, of Pennsylvania, and Goidsborougb, of Maryland, and it was attended by President Taft. Addressing the gov ernors President Taft urged uniform legislation in the various states as far as possible, and he also detailed his plan for rural credits at low in terest to the farmers of the country. SCHIFF TO BE A WITNESS WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.?Jacob Schiff, managing partner of the banking firm of Kuhn, Loeb & Co., has been summoned as a witness in the Congressional money trust Inves tigation. LONE BANDIT ROBS TRAIN VANCOUVER, B. C., Dec. 9. ?I A lone bandit held up the Canadian Pa cific Imperial Limited train last night within the city limits and robbed the Pullman passengers. The train was stopped by a man waving a red lantern, and as soon as it had slowed down lie jumped on the steps of a car rushed through it, or dering the passengers to throw up their hands while he went through their pockets. The bandit acted quickly and made his escape before the train officials knew what had hap pened. MARSHALL URGES BIBLE STUDY CHICAGO, Dec. 9.?Vice President elect Thomas R. Marshall in an ad dress here at the meeting of churches urged the study of the Bibleby chil dren in their homes. He said when Robert Ralkes, the Englishman \tho started the first Sunday School In England over a century ago did not have in mind the releasing of pan jits from their obligation to give relig'ous instruction to their children. MEXICAN REBELS FIRE ON STEAMER EOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 9. ? Mexican revolutionists at Acapulco fired on the Pacific Mail Company's steamer San Juan as she came into the harbor slightly wounding Chief Engineer Jordan. The vessel was not damaged. After firing a volley the revolutionists retired to the old fort, in Acapulco. NOTICE. If it is a clear day, the electric cur rent will be turned off tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 10, fro 11 o'clock in the morning until 12:30, In order to mnke some changes in the street lighting Bystem. ALASKA LIGHT & POWER CO. A NEW ARRIVAL. At 3:30 this morning a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Stewart, at the family residence. The little stranger tipped the scales at 10^ pounds. Mother and baby are doing nicely. Dr. Simpson <b the physician in attendance. TAFT SAVES MANY HEADS WASHINGTON, Dec. 9?By an ex ecutive order issued on Saturday Pres ident Taft placed over 20,000 ukilled laborers in United States navy yards under civil service rules. SPECIAL MASS FOR MEXICO MEXICO CITY, Dec. 9.?In obed ience to a papal decree a special mass was begun at midnight in every Cath olic church in the republic praying for divine intervention in behalf of Mexico's troubled condition. The mass was Joned by his holiness at the Vatican. LIBERIA MINISTER DEAD. CHARLESTON, S. C.. Dec. 9.?Wil liam D. Crumm, minister to Liberia, from the United States, died here yesterday from fever contracted in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. WILSON GETS TWO VOTES SACRAMENTO, Col:, Dec. 8?Tho complete returns of the late election show that while Roosevelt has a slight plurality over Wilson, the vote In the electoral college will be di vided. Roosevelt will have eleven and Wilson two, Inthe electoral college. TAET'S OEEER f TO WILSON WASHINGTON, Dec. 8..?President Taft has written President-elect Wil son that if he wishes to inspect the Panama canal prior to his inaugura tion, he will place a battleship at his disposal for that purpose. NEW ZEALAND'S GIFT. WELLINGTON, N. Z? Dec. Refer ring to the strengthening of Groat Britain's navy by the British colon ies, Premier McKenzie said that New Zealand would give several warships, but no battleships. GOVERNORS ADJOURN. RICHMOND, Va., Dec .9. ? The conference of governors adjourned on Saturday afternoon. The next meet ing will be held at Colorado Springs, Col., some time next year. FOR PEACE MEETING. LONDON, Dec. 9.?St. James" pal ace ha3 been placed at the disposal of the peace plenipotentiaries, when they meet here on Dec. 13. GOVERNOR-ELECT LISTER MAKES APPOINTMENTS. SEATTLE, Dec. 8.? Governor-elect Ernest Lister has announced that he will appoint C. C. Dill, of Spokane, as his secretary and Frank Lamborn, of Tacoma will be state printer. ROOMS THAT ARE AVAILABLE. Several people, in both Juneau and Douglas, responded to The Em pire's invitation to send in a list of their available rooms for the pur pose of relieving the pressing need of sleeping accommodations for the peoplq summoned to attend court. G. Roene, of Douglas, has six rooms over the Douglas poBtoffice: enquire on premises. Mrs. Frem ming, over Empire office, has two rooms. S. Zinger has two rooms. Geo. F. Miller can care for two or three at his residence. Miss Charron has one or two suites. Mrs. Swen son, over the Purity Pharmacy, has two rooms. The following persons were admit ted to citizenship today by Judge Overfleld: Overfleld: Ole Johansan. sponsored by J. T. Martin and B. C. Spaulding; Samuel Cunningham, sponsored by Charles E. Hooker and E. Ludecke; Bernhart Schramm, spon sored by Gus Messcrschmitt and Charles Rfgling.