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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1, NO. S3. JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1912. PRICE TEN CENTS - : ?: UNITED STATES HAS A MONEY TRUST COMMERCIAL CLUB SHOWS GAIN IN MEMBERSHIP The Juneau Commercial Club held a rousing meeting last night?proba bly the most important meeting with in the past twelve months. There was a good attendance and plenty or interest manifested ? nearly every body wanted to talk and did. ' A great gain was made in the mem bership, the following firms and indi viduals having signed applications for admittance: H. P. Crowther, Henry Olson, Frank Young, W. R. Wills, D. M. Bothwell, A. D. Black. Z. R. Cheney, Juneau and Douglas Telephone Co., Winter and Pond, Erenest Warren, Commercial Cafe. J. F. A. Strong, Occidental Hotel Co.. First National Rank. Arctic Barber Shop. W. E. Britt. American Paint Ca. John P. Benson. A1 Carlson. J. H. King. Chas. E. Miller. Geddes and McKanna. Alas ka Soda Bottling Co., Union Iron Works. The committee appointed on se curing a hall for the first legislative session reported progress. The committee on tide flats report ed progress, which when boiled down, showed that the movement was very deliberate. This report aroused con siderable discussion. Tom Radonich. Judge Gunnison, F. Wolland. Dave Ep stein. President John Reck, Col. Cal lahan, J. H. Fisher and Emery' Valen tine entering into the argument The committee was in favor of delaying further action until the return of Superintendent Beattie on account of the Indian problem. Mr. Valentine was for immediate action. It was de cided after adding Mr. Valentine to this committee to make immediate application to the government through Delegate Wlckersham for the re clamation of the tide lands under dis cussion. The committee on permanent legts lative hall reported progress and were admonished to hurry the work along so that petitions could be forwarded to Delegate Wickeraham. The committee on Are protection reported through Mayor Bishop that the pumps had been ordered for tho salt water system. The committee on the banquet re ported great progress. Elk's hall has been secured for the occasion and the big feast is to be held on the night of the second Tuesday in January. This get-together meeting of Juneau's business men promises to inaugurate a new era for the community. It is hoped that a solidarity of purpose and I a unity of action will mark the ag ' gresive spirit that is to rule Juneau from this time forth. This at least 13 the prophecy of those who spoke on I the subject This feast is to be quite an elabo rate affair. Tickets are to be five dol lars the plate. The committee has invited 174 prominent people of Ju neau and about 25 outsiders. Fully 125 are expected to accept Judge R. A. Gunnison is to be toast master and a large list of speakers is prepared. G. F. Forrest will speak on "The Needs of the Town Municipal ity." R. C. Johnson will speak on tho "Needs of the Schools." James A Mc Kanna will speak on "What the Fish eries Might Mean to Juneau." J. A. Hellenthal will speak on "Conserving Our Resources." B. L. Thane will speak on the "Future of the Harris Mining District" Judge Overfleld will speak on the "Duty of Citizens in Public AfTairs." R. W. Jennings will deliver an address (subject not chosen.) Z. R. Cheney will speak on the "Needs of Legislation." J. F. A. Strong will speak on "Juneau and her Relations to Alaska." PROHIBITS KILLING DEER ON KODIAK ISLAND The secretary of agriculture has Is* j sued a proclaiuatiou absolutely pro hibiting the killing of deer on Kodiak island for a period of two years. The new regulation went into effect yes terday. That the subject is of perti-, nent interest is shown by the follow ing statement issued by Gov. Clark today: "Nearly twenty years ago one of the residents of Kodiak obtained from Southeastern Alaska a pair of young deer and turned them loose on Ko diak island. The white residents of the island have carefully protected them and there are now between 3-) j and 50 deer on Kodiak and Ix>ng isl ands. The heavy fall of volcanic ash from the eruption of Mt. Katmal in June last buried the vegetation to such a depth at the usual feeding grounds of the deer that they were driven down near the beach and the natives have been killing them as an easy means of obtaining fresh meat. The matter was recently reported to the governor's office by Game War den Tolman of Seward and Deputy .Marshal Armstrong of Kodiak, who advised that the people of Kodiak were desirious of having measures taken to protect the deer from exter mination. Governor Clark Immed iately recommended to the secretary of agriculture that a regulation be Is sued establishing a close season on Kodiak and Long islands in order that the deer might be afforded au opportunity to increase to such num ber as would make them a valuable source of food supply for the resi dents of these islands. The govern or's office has been advised by tele graph from the department of agri culture that the secretary has issued a regulation effective December 10, 1012, absolutely prohibiting the kill ing of deer on Kodiak and Long isl ands for a period of two years." MASONS' FIRST ANNUAL BALL ML Juneau Lodge. No. 147, F.^ A. M.. will give their first annual ball at Elks' hall on the evening pre- , ceding St. John's day which occurs on Thursday, Dec 26. The committee on arrangements consists of I. Goldstein, J. R. Willis, and W. Williams, have determined to make this the social event of the season. Invitations are now being printed and they will be issued as soon as possible. The committee wishes to announco that the members and families of Gastineau Lodge, and the members and families of all Masons in Juneau, whether they belong to Mt. Juneau lodge or not. are especially invited to attend and that no further invita tion will be required nor sent 1 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. Chili concarne served every night at Lockie McKinnon's. on Second avenue. tf. Subscribe for The Empire. DAWSON MINING MEN IN JUNEAU. J. E. Winters, F. Wills, Wesley Beckel and J. E. Crissinger are a party of mining men who have in terests in the Dawson section. They arrived in Juneau on the last trip of the Georgia and are looking over Juneau while waiting for the Mariposa, which they will take for the South. They are enroute East to Marion, Ohio. Souvenir spoons, bracelets, ivory brooches, novelties, at W. H. CASE. 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. ??? MARIPOSA IS DUE AT VALDEZ TODAY. A wire received this morning states that the Mariposa was due at Valdez this afternoon. THE DANCE ON NEXT THURSDAY NIGHT. Thursday night, Dec. 12, Elks' hall, will be given over to the ladies of Trinity church, for the grand social dance, given for the purpose of rais ing funds for the church. Colonel Attacks a Court CHICAGO, Dec. 11.?Colonel Theo dore Roosevelt, leader of tho Pro gressive party, in an address deliv ered here last night attacked the su preme court of Idaho with his ac customed vigor. His attack on tho court was directed at its decision in the election case before tho Novem ber election, in which tho state court held that the Progressive electors could not be placed upon the ballot, in the usual manner aud only by pe tition, under the Idaho primary law. "I hold that the decision was out rageous," declared the Colonel, last night, "and it is the duty of every honest citizen to denounce it in the strongest terms." Indian Whiskey Cases Occupy Court's Time The grand Jury reported yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Eight indict ments were returned six of which were true bills the other two cnses were found not true bills. All of the defendants were charged with crtnio of selling liquor to Indians. W. Bozokoff, who had been in jail awaiting the action of the grand jury was given his liberty. Horn Slug, a Chinaman of Haines, who was out on bond had his bond discharged. The six against whom true bills were returned are: Paul Bohn, An drew Erickson, of Juneau, Lewis Hen derson of Haines, Charles Phllipps and Charles Swain of Juneau and T. Sakamoto of Haines. Audred Erickson and T. Sakamoto are out on bond. Paul Bohn, Lewis Henderson, Charles Phllipps, and Charles Swain were ar raigned at 10 o'clock this morning before Judge Overfield. All of the defendants were without counsel and claimed they were with out funds. They will enter their pleas tomorrow morning. The court ap pointed counsel in each case. W. S. Bayless has the case of Lewis Hen derson. N*. L. Burton that of Chas. Philipps, Z. R. Cheney that of Paul Bohn and A. W. Fox that of Charles Swain. These cases disposed of the court took up the civil calendar. The case of Marcus E. Russel vs. Ester C. Rus sell, an action for divorce was tried. Attorney N. L. Burton appeared for the plaintiff and Attorney Z. R. Chen ey, for the defendant. Mr. Russel was given a decree granting the custody of the minor child. Court adjourned until two this afternoon. Notes. The grand jury is still busy. In the case of the Paci.c Coast Co. vs. James Kelly, the action was dis missed and the cause having been sat isfactorily settled out of court. This was a tldeland case. Yesterday afternoon Mabel Hamil ton was given a divorce from Jimmic Hamilton and Laura Grant was grant ed a divorce from Ed Grant by Judge Ovcrfield. All of the parties at suit are Indians. Deputy Marshal W. S. Hardinr brought Antone De Grande down from Haines for trial on the charge of selling liquor to Indians. 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. ??? DANCE AT ELKS' HALL TOMORROW NIGHT. The dance at Elks' hall tomorrow night given by the ladles Guild, Trin ity church. Is for the benefit of the church. Great preparations are un der way to make It a success in every respect. M. J. O'Connor, of Douglas, was a Juneau visitor yesterday. Subscribe for The Empire. Taft to Be Vale Teacher NEW YORK, Dec. 11.?A statement is being circulated here and which ia made upon the authority of a close friend of President Taft, Is to the ofTect that upon his retirement from ofllco Mr. Taft will accopt the Kent professorship of law at Yale Uni versity. This professorship has been vacant since the death of former Ambassa dor William Walter Phelps, who died a few years ago. It is also pointed out that Mr. Taft wiuld be eminently qualified to All such a position. WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.?The Kent law professorship has been formally tendered to President Taft DEMAND MONEY EROM WILSON NEWARK. N. J., Dec. 11.?A mild sensation developed here last nighr j when It was reported that three res idents of Wharton, a small town in this stato had been arrested for send ing threatening letters to Governor Wood row Wilson. The writers of the letters demanded the payment of five thousand dollars, failing the receipt of which they promised to assassinate the President-elect McCarthy routs "porky" flynn LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 11. ?I In n contest last night that lasted; twenty roundB, Luther McCarthy elim-J Inattd "Porky" Flynn from the heavy weight championship. The contest was an interesting one from the start but Flynn was outclassed and out generaled by the Mlssourlan. ROCKHILL COMING HOME. CONSTANTINOPLE. Dec. 11.?W. \V. Rockhill, ambassador of the United States to Turkey, will leave for home shortly on an extended visit It is not likely that he will return to his post In view of the forthcoming "hnnge of administration. Valentine's Store presents the sea son's opportunity for pleasure and economy in buying; delight and sat-1 isfaction in receiving. It insures a Merry ChristnmB. Diamonds, always a wi^e Invest ment are unusually so at this time. Ours are imported under nuBpices so favorable as to enable us to offer you better values than we believe you'll obtain elsewhere. *** T. J. SHARRICK. HOSPITAL NOTES. Harry Jordan 1b getting better all the time, but 1b not yet able to re ceive visitors. Mrs. John Harris, who was operated upon at St. Ann's hospital for appen dicitis, has recovered and has gone to her home. Bert Maycock is Improving slowly but will bo at St Ann's for some days yet. The Norton child Is getting along nicely following the latest operation. .Mrs. E. T. Salmon, of Douglas, was taken to St. Ann's hospital yesterday and will bo operated upon tomorrow by Dr. De Vlghne. of Douglas. E. J. Shaw and Mrs. Shaw will re turn to Skagway on the Dolphin, Dec. 14. J. P. Malony will go to Ketchikan on the Mariposa on a business trip. George Jones, who has charge of the Alaska-Juneau operations, is serving his country as a member of the grand jury. General Superintendent Klnzie, of Treadwell, was over in Juneau to day. Barnette Scores Victory VALDEZ, Dec. ll.Thc trial of CapL E. T. Barnette and B. R. Dusenberry, of the failed Washington-Alaska bank, of Fairbanks, on Indictments charg ing them with having made falBe statements as directors of the bank, as to Its standing, resulted in a ver dict of acquittal. The trial was bo fore Judge Lyons, without a Jury, both sides having wuived a trial by Jury. There are Bome fourteen more indict ments against Barnette. In acquitting the defendants Judge Lyons said that the prosecution had failed to show an Intont to deceive nnd defraud on the part of tho de fendants. The testimony of the government witnesses went to show that assets of the bark had not been over-valued. The trials of Barnette and L. A. Wing, indicted on perjury charges in connection with the failure of tho bank, began today beforo a Jury. All the misdemeanor cases against the de fendants will bo tried by tho court, without a Jury. Vessel Run Down; All Lives Lost DAVENPORT, England, Dec. 11 - The British dreadnaught, Centurian, while speeding off this coast, at a rate of twenty knots struck an un known vessel sinking her with all on board. Tho latter was cut In two and sank immediately. The night was foggy and extremely dark. Dray Load of Drunken Indians The corridors of the court house already overcrowded with natives drawn there in the prosecution of liquor cases, was appreciably aug mented by the arrest of several In dians at an early hour this morning. Special Government Agents L. L Harding and F. E. Hegler made the arrests at 5 o'clock at a small cabin just abreast of the city dock. It was found necessary to get a two horse dray in which to convey the ineb riated people to the federal Jail. The scene of the drunken orgie at the little cabin beggars description. For the moBt part the natives lny strewn in wanton abandon on the cabin floor. The place was strewn with empty whiskey bottles and the walls splattered with blood. Many of the natives were scratched and torn from fighting. One old man at tacked- his own son, a mere child. Resistance was made to arrest by some but they were all bundled into the dray and hauled up the hill. A gallon demijohn of whiskey was still mostly unused and taken along. From sober natives who had seen a white man enter the place early in the day the culprit who furnished the liquor was Identified. The man was arrested late this aft ernoon and in default of bail placed In Jail. He gave the name of Walter Bridson and will have a hearing to morrow morning. GETTING THE PR'ZES FOR MOOSE BALL. W. L. Altmeuller is busy making the collection of prizes that are to be distributed by the Juneau Moose on the occasion of their grand mas querade ball at Elks' hall on New Year'8 Eve. AMERICANS IN JAIL. EL PASO, Tex., Dec. 9. ? Oscar LangendorfT and J. Long, American mining men, are in jail at Parrol, Mex., charged with the murder of the chief of police of the town. MEMPHIS. Tonn., Dec. 11.?Kinnly Bergen, a bank robor, was killed here today In a fight with the police. MATTERS OF INTEREST AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL WASHINGTON. Dec. 11. ? It in stated here that when President Taft goes to Panama to inspect the work on the canal he will offer the govern orship of the Canal Zone to Colonel George W. Gocthals, under whose able direction the canal has been al most brought to successful comple tion. The formal protest of Great Britain in the matter of tolls to be levied on British and Canadian vessels t 'at' pass through the Panama* canal, has served to revive discussion of the question with an intensity that is as groat as that caused at tho last ses sion of Congress when the matter was up for consideration. At that tlmo the Senate refused the demands of Great Britain to be placed on an equal footing with the United States in the matter of trade and commerce In Southern waters, under the terms | of tho Hay-Pauncefote treaty, which the British government claims for-! t bids discrimination against its com merce in the matter of levying tolls on British ships passing through tho big waterway. Great Britain's contention was ably supported in the Senate by Senator Root, of New York, but the claims of that country were rejected by the Senate by an almost unanimous vote. It now rests solely with the Senate whether Great Britain's claims shall be submitted to the Hague pea :c tribunal for final settlement as p*o poscd by Great Britain in her formal note of protest. Representative Humphrey, of Wash ington State, has introduced a bill in the House to extend the time for the complellon of the Alaska Northern railroad from Seward, Alaska, to Fairbanks, for a period of three years. Senator Sanders, of Tennessee, has introduced a bill in the Senate creat ing an additional major generalship MONEY TRUST OF NEW YORK CONTROLS OVER $400,000,000 WASHINGTON, Dec. 11. ? Iii the invoBtlgation of the money trust now being conducted by a House commit tee, Samuel Untemeyer, the eminent New York Lawyer, yho is conducting the investigation, scored for the com initte today. Mr. Untemeyer, through President Frew, of the Corn Exchange Nation al bank, or New York, Introduced evi dence that truBt agreements do exist whereby men control four hundred million dollars, deposited in two New York banks. These men are J. Pier* pont Morgan, Jacob Schiff, of Kuhn, Locb & Co. Speyer & Co., and the National City Bank, owned by the Standard Oil group. EIVE BODIES NOT fOUND CORDOVA. Alas lea, Doe. 11.?Only four bodies have been recovered from | the landslide at the Great Northern Development Company's camp at Cop per niouutain. Five are still in the elide. Two were taken out alive, John McCarthy and the Japanese cook, whose legs were broken. The buildings wore completely ob literated, and in searching for the missing bodies the rescuers have no Idea where they may be found. SEATTLE SPIRIT IS GROANING SEATTLE, Dec. 11. ? The recom mendation of Secretary of the Treas ury McVeagh that United States as say offices be abolished with the exception of that at New York, has jbrought a strong protest from local commercial organizations. This is intensified by the fact that efforts are being made at Vancouver, B. C., to remove the assay charges at tlfat office, in an attempt to divert Alaska gold to the Canadian city. Winter demands warm furs. W. H. CASK has them in sets for Christmas. 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 ti 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 JUDGE OVERFIELD HAS BEEN INVITED. From a member of the committee on invitations and arrangements for the commercial club banquet .it i3 learned that Judge Overfleld has been invited to attend and speak on "The duty of the citizen on public affairs." The invitation has not yet been ac cepted. A NEW BUSINESS FIRM IN JUNEAU. The Opera Liquor Co., Thos. H. Ashby president and A. J. Bays sec retary, filed articles of incorpora tion yesterday and made application for a liquor license for the old Opera House stand at the corner of Seward find Second streets. SIX WOMEN ARE MISSING CINCINNATI, O., Dec. 11.? Afire which broke out in this city last night destroyed the Gibson hotel, the Union Trust building and damaged adjoining buildings. Six women who were guests of the hotel are missing. ELIMINATED BY INFERENCE CHICAGO, Dec. 11.?In his address to the Progressive leaders here yes terday, Colonel Roosevelt near the close of his remarks by inference eliminated himself as a leader of the Progressive party by saying: "In the matter of leadership we may trust to the events of next year or two to develop the ablest and most resourceful men, and no man rhould come into the party with the idea that he can establish that claim." AUSTRIA GETS A LOAN IN NEW YORK. NEW YORK, Dec. 11.?Kuhn Loeb & Co., and the National City Rank have loaned Austria ?25,000,000 up on her assurance that there Is no likelihood of war. TAFT MAY URGE TOLL ARBITRATION. WASHINGTON, Dec. 10.?It is stated here that President Taft will urge arbitration with Great Britain In the matter of the Panama canal tolls. A MODERN AUTOMATIC FIRE ALARM SYSTEM. R. E. Kernan and C. T. McLaughlin a couple of young electricians, will open an office and workshop In Ju neau within a short time, and will be prepared to do all kinds of electric work Including house wiring. It Is their intention also to Install what Ib call a thermostat electric Are alarm system, a modern affair, which con nects with the central telephone office, and should a Are^break out In a build ing central is warned automatically and the location of the Are 1b known at once. Whut could be more appropriate than a beautiful umbrella for Christ mas? Valentine has them In count less styles. ??? INDICTMENT DISMISSED. In the case of the United States vs. North PaclAc Wharves & Trading Co., the Indictment against P. J. Cashing i Individually was this afternoon dis missed and the bond discharged.