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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL 1. NO. 32. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1912. J PRICE TEN CENTS EBNER MINES TO BE ADDED TO LIST * . ? I ANOTHER BIG PAYROLL I EOR JUNEAU IN NEAR FUTURE Hard upon the heels of the an nouncement just made by the Alas ka-Juneau people, that their company will redeem the pledge of President, Bradley to the effect that they will have an 150-stamp mill in operation here at Juneau before the end of next summer, comes now the prophecy that Old Ebner is to be wakened from the slumber of the past few years. The Ebuer property as uearly everybody knows was operated for nearly 20 years in a small way. But the little 15-stamp mill could hardly muke an impression on the immense bodies penetrating the Ebner group of claims so it became necessary to expand,?get new capital to protect their immense holdings and to bring the output up to a figure commensu rate with the capital and holdings in volved. It was planned to build r. 200-stamp mill on the Cape Horn lode claim which is on Gold creek, some distance below the little old 15-stamp mill or iginally operating on the property, and about a mile and a half from town. Angus Mackay one of the most com petent mining engineers in the coun try was placed in charge of the work. He commenced driving a tunnel from, the spot chosen ar the mill site on j Cape Horn Lode Claim. No. 2. run ning northeasterly through the group of claims to tap the old tunnel or workings. Mr. Mackav also purchased tnc ma chinery for the new mill, and the tim ber for its construction. The timbers were partly framed aud shaped ready to go into the building. While the mill timbers and machin ery were being assembled. Mr. Mac* kay constructed a water flume 3x4 feet and over 4,000 feet long for pow er plant aud battery, besides driving the main tunnel, which is SxS feet, to ward the old workings a distance of 1.185 feet. This tunnel runs In a straight line and will be 3.000 feet long when com pleted. The flume, nearly a mile long, is a high line water service pick ing up the water in Gold creek and delivering at the mill site with sufllc ient head to furnish power for the mill and to operate air compressors. At this time the properties of the Kbner Gold Mining Company consist ed of 8 patented claims and about a dozen that w-ere not patented. In the fall of 1810 the Ebner peo ple bought the Humboldt property, consisting of three patented claims adjoining the Ebner group and changed the name of their company to the Alaska-Ebner Gold Mines Company. In April. 1912, Valdemar T. Ham mer commenced an action by tiling a bill in equity in the United States district court for the Southern dis trict of New York against the Alas ka-Ebner Company. Sullivan Smith ! and A. \V. Mlddleton, of New York, were appointed receivers of the com* | pany in April 1912; and six days later Angus Mackay was appointed temporary receiver by Judge Lyons. In June. 1912. Mr. Hammer tiled his complaint against the Alaska-Ebner Company praying for an ancillary re ceiver. Mr. Mackay filed his report as temprorarv receiver and became ancillary receiver by appointment by Judge Lyons. One of the assets coming to the new receiver was a law suit which had been brought by the Ebner Gold Mining Company, which was the name of the company before the pur chase of the Humboldt property, against the Alaska-Juueau Company :o eject the latter from the Parrish No. 2 claim. This shit is now pending in the circut court of appeals for the ninth circuit. All development of course ceased with the filing of Hammer's suit. The lumber, intended for the mill, encum | bered the streets of Juneau; the ma chinery rusted in warehouses and everybody with a claim against the company became insistent in demands for judgment. Mr. Mackay Is of the timber that doesn't break easily, he secured for attorneys the firm of Winn and Bur ton and the fight commenced to save he property for its owners and to i . eorganize so that the original plan I night be carried, out. .Mr. Winn made the Journey to New York returning to Juneau only a few days ago. But prior to this visit a good angel was found in the person of II. V. Hoops who advanced the necessary money to take up the la bor liens, to protect the unpatented 1 ground and to care for the machinery and other materi&l which had not Leen set up. The receivers report will be filed roou and among other things it will show that while Mr. Winn was in New York various committees were ap pointed by the owners of the property for the purpose of planning a reorgan ization to the end that development may be resumed as planned before the interruption and that the mill may be quickly built and the mine be op erated as contemplated. The great value of the mining prop erty and the urgent need of complet ing the work already started, were duly impressed on these committees. The activity of other mining Interests in the basin and conditions gener ally warrant the belief that the com mittee is working at an opportune time. A great deal has already been ac complished along the line of reor ganization and Mr. Winn feels every* assurance that by early spring work will be resumed. This means for Juneau another big payroll. Ill III11IIIII11111111 . . i > : Personal Mention ?; ? 11?I I I 111) 11 M (a ?-H?l ! in'' J. M. Lathrop. of Valdez, is spend ing the winter at La Holla, near San Diego. Cal. Mr. Lathrop is suffer ing from rheumatism: Mrs Overtlcld. wife of Judge Peter D. Overfleld, will be a passenger on the Dolphin leaving Seattle this morning. Attorney J. H. Cobb will leave Seat tle for Juneau on the Dolphin this' morning. Chris Stiinson. a mining man of Se at tie. is a recent arrival. He is look ing over the district. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Rigling. of Tread well, are going to Sitka tomor row morning. Geo. J. Busch. of Wells-Fargo & Company, will go to Sitka on the Georgia. Dick Weber leaves for ChicagofT on the next trip of the Georgia. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Peysee. of Doug las, have taken passage on the Geor-j gla for Sitka. J. D. and J. V. Harrington, of Ket chikan, are registered at the Occi dental. W. P. Mills, one of Sitka's promi-' nent business men is in Juneau. He is stopping at the Occidental. Alvin Goldstein is confined to the family home by an attack of pneu monia. W. R. Wills, the well known mer chant is confined to his home by a threatened attack of pneumonia. CANDIDATES FOR VARIOUS FEDERAL PLACES William J. Bunger, a former Nome man who for year conducted a freight ing business in that section is an ap plicant for the position of United States .Marshal of the Second judic ial division. Albert .J Lowe, formerly a deputy United States marshal at Nome, and later a deputy at Wrangel under Mar shal Sutherland, Is said to be a can didate for marshal of one of the Ju dicial divisions of Alaska. John T. Reed, who for some years was chief deputy clerk of the court at Nome, and later a practicing at torney at that place would like to be district attorney of the Second Judic ial division, it is said. INTERESTING DIVORCE SUIT. in the case of Annie Silvester va James Silvester, an action of divorce In which both parties are natives, At torney Burton, for the plaintiff, ifc asking for attorney fees from the do fendant. Z. R. Cheney representing the defendant filed a cross bill. The cross bill asks for a divorce on the ground of adultery. YOU GET NEW IDEAS as you look through my holiday stock It is a practical demonstration of pos sibillties in gathering under one rool nearly everything to make people happy at Christmas time. E. Valentine's Jewelry Store, Juneau Sweeps Nine Men to Death CORDOVA, Dec. 10.?Iu a snow slide which occurred yesterday on Copper Countain In the Copper river valley, nine persous are believed to have been killed. The known dead are: H. John Barto, James McCaver and Frank Wahls. The avalanche of snow and debris carried away the buildings of the Great Northern Development Co., and burled them almost completely in the gulch. DOLPHIN SAILS FROM SEATTLE SEATTLE. 'Dec. 10.?Steamer Dol phin sails for Juneau and way ports at five o'clock this evening. On board the steamer are Col. D. C. Jackling, a director of the Alaska-Gastineau Mining Company, of Juneau; H. I Blooker. F. G. Waney. Milton Winn and wife, L. F. Shackleford and wife. Ernest Harris, Mrs. F. E. Martin, Halgar Berg, Miss Vada Davis, R. Roby. R. R. Rogers, Geo. C. Cant well. Miss M. Clifton. John G. Smith, R. J. Willis, Mrs. P. D. Overfleld, wife of Judge Overfleld. RICH STRIKE REPORTED ON TUNNEL NEAR TOWN. There is a street ruinor to the ef fect that the tunnel crew, driving from the beach side for the Alaska-Ju neau Company, encountered a very rich small vein of quartz. Parties who had seen parties who had seen specimens of the rock, state that it would run $20,000 to the ton. FIRST VISIT TO STATES IN TEN YEARS. Postmaster Earl Hunter, who re turned from a short vacation the other day which was spent for the most part In Portland, Ore., had not visited the Outside in ten years. He noted the great progress that had been made in that time, notably in Portland. Seattle Impressed him less. "Portland is a splendid city," he said, "and it seems to be in a most pros perous condition. Its growth in ten years had been so great, and the changes so numerous that 1 scarcely recognized it." COMMERCIAL CLUB MEETING TONIGHT. There will be a meeting of the Commercial Club tonight and it is de sired that a full attendance be had. Many matters of importance are to be discussed. The committee appoint ed on securing new membership start ed out early this morning and it is expected that a report will be read tonight. Mosassins, all kinds. Just the thing for Christmas presents at W. H. CASE. Frank Bach, the Democratic war horse of Douglas island, and an orig inal Alaska Democrat, was in Ju neau today on a business trip. Small compact, efficient, durable is the Royal Typewriter. W. H. CASE is agent. NOTICE. Mrs. J. V. Davis wishes to announce that she will take a limited number of pupils in elocution. 2t. If quantity and quality arc what you want; you should see Valentine's cut glass before making your purchases. Many new and beautiful designs are displayed, not heretofore Been In , Alaska. *** The finest sight in town is my beau tiful stock of cut glass. Here is where quality counts. Valentine's . Store at Juneau has the latest, new ? est and most beautiful designs, some f thing you never saw before. ??? . Souvenir spoons, bracelets, ivory . brooches, novelties, at W. H. CASE. CONGRESS GETTING DOWN TO ROUTINE BUSINESS WASHINGTON, Doc. 10. ? Con gress in Rotting down to work in boiiio importunt respects, namoly, the pas sing of appropriation billB, while the various House and Senate commit tees arc preparing to ro8ume investi gations of different kinds begun dur ing the laHt session. Among these are the money trust investigation, inves tigation of campaign contributions, anJ hearings on the tariff will be be Kun early next month. The purpose of the tariff hearings is that the ways and means committee may be able to submit a tariff revision bill soon after Congress meets In special ses sion next April. Tile Mouse yesterday passed the leg islative executive and judicial appro priations bill, which carries n total of (35,000,000 for these purposes. ENGLAND WANTS CANAL TOLLS SUBMITTED TO THE HAGUE WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.?The for mal protest of Great Britain ngalnst the proposed tolls on British vessels passing through the Panama Canal, which was road In the United States Senate yesterday 1b an elaboration of the note presented by the British am bassador last July. The protest road yesterday makes a demand that the question be re ferred to the Hague pence tribunal for arbitration. The protest contains a notification to the government of the United States that strong resistance will be offered on the part of Great Britain, If any attempt is made to exclude from the canal British ships owned and op crated by Canadian railroads. WILSON HAS PLENTY TO DO HAMILTON, Bermuda, Dec. 10. ? "Being governor of u state and pre paring to be president of a great na tion u one and the samo time is suf ilclent to keep a man busy," said President-elect Wilson In an Inter view here. Governor Wilson also an nounced that he would make no more speaking engagements either here or after he returns to the United States. It is expected that Governor Wil son will leave here within a few dayB, although no formal announcement of ills intention to do so has been made. SENATORS TO TAKE A FIRST HAND WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. ? When Chairman Underwood of the House ways and means committee recently made the announcement that the tar iff would be revised from "agate to sine," he had just come from a con ference with Senate Democrats. It is stated that these Senators will be given a first chance at the farming of the tariff bill for the Wilson ad ministration. A plan for co-operation between the Democrats of the two houses, which has been advocated for some time by Senator Hoke Smith, of Geor gia. and other members of the Senate, is receiving attention and has secured considerable support. Democratic members of the Senate finance committee are urging thaf that body and the House ways and moans committee be converted, in formally, Into a Joint body, and that the two houses work in harmony from the beginning of the tariff legls "ation next summer. What could bo more appropriate than a beautiful umbrella for Christ mas? Valentine has them In count loss styles. ??? WANTED?on or before Jan. 1, small unfurnished house or flat. Give all particulars and price. A. C. care box H. RETIRED NAVAL OFFICER DIED BY OWN HAND. NEW YORK. Dec. 10.?Richard H. Town ley, a retired naval ofllcer and a former controller of the battleship Nebraska, accidentally shot and killed himself last night at his home. 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. STORK BRINGS MIDGET GIRL. NEW KENSINGTON, Pa., Dec. 10. ?Weighing a pound and a half, a baby girl was born in the Trinity hospital here to Mrs. Arthur Bermo of Glassmere. It is believed that the child will live. The mite's head Is well formed and covered with hair. JUDGE PARKER IS MENTIONED NEW YORK, Dec. 10.?A local newspaper says that many friends of Judge Alton B. Parker will recom mend him to President-elect Wilson as an ideal man for attorney general of the new administration. It is admit ted, however, that while Judge Park er is a brilliant lawyer and would make a great attorney general, his appointment by President Wilson would be out of the question. Parker and Bryan are not In accord political ly and the former rightly or wrongly has always been classed as a reac tionary. Moreover, it is doubtful if fudge Parker would accept the posi tion if it were tendered him. FAVORS OPENING " UP COAL LANDS PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 10. ? Dr. Harry Lane who will succeed Senator Jonathan Bourne in the United States Senate after March 4, next, in an in terview here states that in his opin ion the Alaska coal lands should be opened up to development in the im mediate future. He also expressed himself as favoring a thorough inves tigation by Congress into the status of Alasku coal lands and the applica tions for patents that have been made by coal land claimants. GOLD MEDALS FOR THREE BOY SCOUT LIFE-SAVERS. HOOD RIVER, Ore., Dec. 10.?Rev. Edmund Trew Simpson, rector of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, who is lo cal commissioner of Boy Scouts, re ceived a telegram from the National Commissioners announcing that the three lads who last May rescued a comrade from drowning In a slough on the Columbia north of the city, had been granted gold meda'.s for their heroism. ' The boys, Bayard stone, Edmund Sonnichsen and Roger Simpson, the latter a son of the Rev. Simpson, were on the bank of the slough when a com rade was seized with the cramps. Thinking quickly and putting into practice lessons learned during their scout experience, they formed a living chain, and a saving hand reached the drowning boy when his end was near. 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. ??? MASONS WILL DANCE. Mt. Juneau Lodge, No. 147, F. & A. M? will give a bnll on the night of Dec. 26, at Elk's hall. Invitations will be Issued within a short time, and the event promises to be a most enjoyable one. Valentino's Store presents the sea son's opportunity for pleasure and economy in buying; delight and sat isfaction in receiving. It insures r Merry Christmns. folly to Go Back ToParty CHICAGO, Dec. 10.?Colonel Iloose velt today addressed the conference of Progressive leaders which is be ing held In this city to perfect the organization of the party. Col. Roose velt made a vigorous speech, in which he reviewed the history of the party since last August, and the standing it had achieved in the late election. Referring to the Republican purty he said it would be "folly for the Re J publicans to attempt to lure us back." Hurls Breech a Quarter of a Mile NEW YORK, Dec. 10.?A fourteen inch, fifty-ton gun that was being tested at the proving grounds ex ploded today hurling tlie two ton breech a quarter of a mile. No one was hurt Big Reception tor Mrs. Wilson NEW YORK, Dec 10.?Mrs. Wood row Wilson will be given a reception on Dec. 21, by the Woman's Demo cratic Club, of New York. Accept ances of invitations have been re ceived from Mesdames Grover Cleve land, Adlai E. Stevenson, of Illinois; John a. Dix, William Sulzcr, Judson Harmon, of Ohio; Eugene- Fobs, of Massachusetts, Champ Clark, Oesar W. Underwood, William J. Gaynor, and Thomas F. Ryan. SOOMING THE Y. M. C. A. CHICAGO, Dec. 10.?As a result of the recent meeting of churches in this city the Young Men's Christian Association have already had large accessions of their memberships, and more are promised. NEW CITIZENS MADE YESTERDAY. Sven Johanscn, Andra Martin, Otta Edward Wilde, and Yoakin Vandberg were admitted to citizenship by Judge Overfleld yesterday. IN COMMISSIONER'S COURT. John Erwick, of Douglas, was com mitted to Jail in default of bond on the charge of selling whiskey to In dians. C. R. Carroll yesterday filed loca tion notices for four lode claims at Berner's bay and three at Eagle river. LONG-STANDING CASE ENDED THIS MORNING. Attorney Z. It. Cheney thin morning filed a inundate from the circuit court of appeals at San Francisco ordering judgment In favor of defendant Boone in the case of Von Arx vs. Boone. This ends the long drawnout liti gation over the smallwood property in Douglas. 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. SHAltRICK. Beautiful sets ladles' furs for the wife, sister or sweetheart, at W. II CASE. * tf. H. V. Sully, of Douglas, has four rooms, next M. G. Rogers' Store, thai can bo had by those needing them Winter demands warm furs. W. H CASE has them in sets for Christmas To Juneau patrons: I wish to announce that I am pre ? pared to give prompt and efflcleni I service in delivering, coal hauling ? freight, baggage, etc. i HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER ' Phone Order 6-7 or 56 ti CHOLERA IS DECREASING I'AKIS, Dec. 10.?A Constantinople dispatch says that the conditions in that city have improved somewhat, owing to the work that is being done by the represenatives of foreign gov ernments In the way of taking care of the sick and wounded. Cholera is prevalent still, but its ravages have decreased, and there Is much suffer ing among the poorer classes. The outcome of the peace confer ence which will be held in London beginning Dec. 13, is anxiously await ed, and in diplomatic circles here It is believed that the Ottoman govern ment will yield every point rather than be compelled to continue what the Turks and everyone else knows to be a hopeless struggle against the Balkan allies. . AUSTRIAN FLEET READY TO EIGHT LONDON, Dec. 10. ? A dispatch from Paris to the Daily Chronicle says that the entire Austrian fleet is concentrated at Paolo, the chief naval station of AuBtro-Hungary. SHAKE-UP IN AUSTRIAN WAR DEPARTMENT. VIENNA, Dec. 10. ? There have been many important changes in the Austro-Hungary war department, in cluding the resignation of General Auffenberg, minister of war, and Gen eral Schean, chief of staff. AUSTRIAN TROOPS ON SERVIAN FRONTIER. BELGRADE, Dec. 9.?The accumu lation of Austrian troops on the Ser vian Trontier is causing the greatest excitement throughout Servia. ATHENS, Dec. 9.?Greece has named three delegates to attend the London peace conference. It is a privilege to show my beau tiful holiday goods, and you will oblige me by considering this a per sonal ipvitation to call and inspect my new and extensive line of Christ mas goods. E. VALENTINE. Juneau Judge Malony Will Build More Cottages Judge Malony, who but recently re turned from a. visit in Sound cleties Is of the opinion that there will be quite a rush to Juneau in the early spring, but aside from this the con ditions now confronting Juneau de mand that more housrs be built im mediately. The industrial development now un der way will, when completed in the spring, add quite materially to the town's population?but there is no place for this increased population to live. The urgent need of more houses hrffe caused Judge Malony to plan for the erection of several cottages. Work will commence on the new buildings just as soon as material can be had. Judge Malony and associates are platting several acres of ground near Chicken Ridge and as soon as the plats and surveys are completed these lots will be placed on the mar ket. It is on this tract that Judge Ma lony will erect the several cottages for which plans are now making. MORE ROOMS. Mrs. J. W. Woodford, has a room to let to a desirable person In the Alex Nadeau house, first north of C. E. Hooker's residence. The stock of diamond goods, now on display at Valentine's Store In Ju neau, Is something that you would : not expect to see in this far North ern country. He has them in any quantity, size or price, and in all . styles of mountings. Chili concarne served every night at Lockie McKinnon's, on Second t avenue. tf. The Daily Empire delivered In Ju neau, Douglas and Trendwell for $1.00 a month.