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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1, NO. 34. JUNEAU, ALASKA. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12,1812. PRICE TEN CENTS GREEKS AGAIN ATTACK THE TURKS Grand Jury Reports One Secret Indictment This morning Judge Overfleld took up the matters arising from the re port of the grand jury made at 4 p. m. yesterday. There is one secret indictment but aside from this all of the findings reported are true bills against the fol lowing persons for selling liquor to Indians: John Williams (better known as "Jake"). A1 l-undgren aud Tony Kelly, from Juneau; and Dick Manson and Jimmie James (an In dian) from Hoonah. The grand jury reported to the court again this morning but there w;is no business arising from it The jury retired and another report will likely be made this afternoon. After hearing the report of the grand jury this morning the court was taken -up with the arraignment of several prisoners all defendants charged with selling liquor to Indians. John Williams, attorney N. L. Burton, will plead tomorrow morning; A1 Lundgren. attorney R. W. Jennings by appointment will plead tomorrow; Dick Manson. attorney Held, will plead tomorrow: Tony Kelly (true name Anthony Kelly), attorney Heid. by appointment, will plead tomorrow. Chas. Swain, attorney Fox. by ap pointnient, arraigned yesterday on same offense plead guilty and will be sentenced later; Charles Phillpps, at torney N. L. Burton, by appointment, plead guilty, sentence will be passed later; Lewis Henderson, attorney W. S. Bayless, plead not guilty, trial set for Monday 10 a. m., Dec. 18; Paul Bohn, attorney Cheney, plead guilty, will be sentenced later; Jlmmie James, attorney N. L. Burton, waived time allowed and plead not guilty. Court adjourned until tomorrow ex cept as to receiving reports of the grand Jury. Notes. In the case of Anderson vs. Royden wherein the plaintiff asks for an ac counting of the partnership matters of Anderson & Royden, the defend ant asked that plaintiff be required to produce the contract The court sus tained the defendants claim and al lowed plaintiff five days in which to amend his complaint Yesterday afternoon the court gave a hearing on the motion to transfer the case of Caro vs. Boughton from Skagway to Juneau. The decision is held in abeyance. JUNEAU MADE VANTAGE POINT One of the most telling effects re sulting from the industrial spurt in and about Juneau is the aptness with which a progressive transportation company grasped the situation and by quick work endeavored to place itself in a favorable position. It did not take long for the Alaska Steamship Company to decide that it would be a good business move to route all of their vessels plying be-i tween Seattle and Southwestern Alas ka via Juneau. "it is a big thing for Juneau and shows conclusively," said one Juneau business man, "that the business re vival and present prosperity is being recognized." As a matter of fact the growing trav el between Juneau and Sound cities and between Juneau and point to the | Westward will be accentuated this winter and spring when the legisla ture meets. The local office has received defi nite instructions that this plan of op-j erating their vessels is permanently fixed. As at present arranged, the Mariposa and Alameda will be prac tically passenger boats between Ju neau and Seattle with only one stop at Ketchikan. All of the local freight and passenger traffic will go to the Jeffierson and Dolphin. This means that the regular run to Seat tle can be made in three days unless weather conditions should interfere. While this matter was under dis cussion in the general offices of the company the Alameda was docked for a thorough overhauling and the North western and Mariposa have been run ning on the outside, but the new or der has already gone into efTect and the calls are to be made regularly hereafter both north and southbound. The ships are now in splendid condi tion with the Northwestern in re serve. there is no reason why the Mariposa and Alameda cannot main tain a fast schedule the year round. With ample time for the run from Juneau to the Westward as far as Seward and return there is no reason why the passage should not be as safe as on the outside, especially when the officers are all Instructed to look to the safety of the ship first and con sider the time card afterward. Juneau will receive greater benefit than any other place over this new arrangement; Douglas and Tread well. too. will share in it on account of their location on the opposite side of the harbor. "The company is certainly to be congratulated for making this move." said a Front street business man, "for while it will serve to visibly increase Juneau's activity and place it In quick and more regular communication with Puget Sound points, the company itself will gain a point of vantage by increasing in favor with our people." Agent W. E. Nowell says that the order also provides that all the freighters on the run will stop here. Mr. Nowell has arranged for the post ing of all movements of the company's vessels In conspicuous places. 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 SITKA TO HAVE STORAGE PUNT W. P. .Mills, one of the prominent | business men of Sitka, is in town waiting for the Mariposa. Mr. Mills is enroute to the land of orange blossoms and will spend the balance of the winter in California, re turning early next spring. "Sitka," said Mr. Mills, "is uqite prosperous and the people are look ing forward to a greater development of the latent resources at hand." The mining development is pro gressing steadily without any blar ing of trumpets and no boom is ex pected or wanted in that line. "The fishing industry," he continued "is growing into an important re source for the town. It is expected that a large cold storage plant will be built in our town next year. This is a necessity as we are too far off the steamship run to handle the fresh fish trade successfully." Many of the boats bringing halibut to Juneau would engage in the Sitka fishing trade if there was a cold stor age plant at the place. Mr. Mills' statements anent the fishing industry will likely cause some talk in Ju neau. MASONIC MEETING. Mt. Juneau Lodge, No. 147, F. & A. M. will hold its regular communica tion next Monday night. There will be work in the third degree, which will be done by all the past masters. J. R. Willis will act as Worshipful Master. OLD TIMER RETURNS TO THE SAME STORE. Joseph F. Diggs, formerly of Cor dova, has accepted a position with H. J. Raymond Co. Mr. Diggs needs no introduction to the people of Juneau. Sixteen years ago ha secured his first employment, under the same roof, with Ed and Jay Decker, who were then conducting a general merchan dise store. Mr. Diggs has a large ac quaintance all over Alaska and it goes without saying that he will be a decided acquisition to the H. J. Raymond Company force. ?W-r-M III : ^Personal Mention:; i-v\ i 111111111 n 11111111 n'' Wm. Peterson, of Berner's bay, is i:; town and is registered at the Oc cidental. Mrs. Sidney Smith, and son Din ning will sail on the Mariposa for a visit or six weekB with Mrs. Smith's brother, Allan Dinning of San Fran cisco. Henry Olson, who has been In charge of the carpentry work at Sal mou creek, was in town today. Henry Phillips, the well known na tive printer will go to Petersburg on the first boat touching at that point. Harry J. Somers, manager of the dry goods department In Goldstein's big department store, is confined to his home by illness. St3ve Ragan, of Haines, is In Ju neau attending court. Tom McCaul, who was laid up with la grippe, is able to be about once more. A Woman Smuggler Arrested NEW YORK. Dec. 12.?One of the largest smuggling conspiracies yet un earthed by the government was dis closed here by the arrest, under nu in dictment. of Mrs. George Haldern. wife of a lawyer with olllces in New York, Paris and London. The conspiracy Includes many of the largest dressmaking establish ments of the country and the most elaborate plans were laid and exe cuted in smuggling foreign dress goods into the United States. Other arrests will follow. FISHER ASKS FOR $300,000 WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.?The Im portance of Alaska's mineral re sources is emphasized by the fact that Secreta>*y of the Interior Walter L. Fisher has asked Congress for an ap propriation of $300,000 for the pur pose of continuing the investigation of the mineral resources of that ter ritory. A vigorous effort will be made by the friends of Alaska both in and out of Congress to secure the full amount of the appropriation required for this important work. JUDGE LANDIS IS SARCASTIC CHICAGO, Dec. 12.?Judge Kenne nes&w M. i .andis, of the United States district court rebuked the United States government yesterday in the matter of the oleomargarine cases which have been pending for some time. The government brought Buit against a number of Chicago mann facturers of oleomargarine to recover unpaid taxes on their product, and when Judge Landis learned yester day that United States treasury offic ials were negotiating with the oleo margarine people on a basis of com promise, he said: "If you want to compound* a crime for seven cents on the dollar, I can say no more than can be inferred from this statement." MANY GENERALS IN SAN ERANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12. ? San Francisco has long been an asylum for the "free and oppressed" of all nations, and now the colony of ex- > lies from various of the world's coun- ' tries has been enriched by the addi- 1 tion of fourteen banished Nlcaragu- 1 ans. These are not the common va- ' rlety of Central America for each bears the title of General, although not one of them looked the part, as 1 the left the Pacific Mail Company's I steamer Peru and started outto look ! for hotel accommodations. This hunch of generals were recently ban- : ished by order of the Nicaraguan gov- 1 eminent for undue activity in the last 1 attempted revolution. What could be more appropriate than a beautiful umbrella for Christ mas? Valentine has them in count less styles. ??? RECOGNITION OF THE CHINESE REPUBLIC. PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. ll.Writing to the Portland Chamber of Com merce in response to that body's re quest that the Chinese republic be recognized by the United States, Sec retary of State Knox states that this will probably be done after the Chin ese elections in January next. 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. ??? Small compact, efficient, durable la fhp Royal Typewriter. W. H. CASE is agent. FOR SALE?Kohler & Chase piano. Inquire Empire office. Servia to Insist on a Port PARIS, Dec. 12.?Former Premier Novakovitch, of Servia, one of the peace plenipotentiaries who Is here on his way to Loudon to attend the peace conference, in an interview with the ParlB 1* Liborte, sayH that Servia will insist on securing a port on the Adri atic Sea. LONDON, Dec. 12.?The peace plen ipotentiaries, It Is expected, will all reach here today. The conference will tako place iu St. James' palace which the British government has placed at the disposal of the plenipo tentiaries. One of the most Interest ing of the delegates is General Sav ofT, commander of Bulgarian forces. FIGHTING RESUMED VIENNA, Dec. 12. ? The Servian ambassador to Austria has been re called under Imperative orders to Bel grade. There is much speculation as to why the ambassador has been sum moned so hurriedly by the Servian government, but it may have direct connection with the sitting of the peace conference which is scheduled to ..begin tomorrow at I^ondon. ATHENS, Greece, Dec. 12.?Accord ing to Information received hero the Greeks have resumed fighting against the Turks in the district of Janlna. Taft Listens; Awful Tale1 WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. ? Presi lent Taft this morning listened to startling disclosures and stories of jutrages committed on Mexican worn- 1 ?-n, and the seizure of Americans and ; lolding them for ransom by Mexican rebels. The story of these crimes related to the Presid eut by four American business men, of Mexico. An inves tigation of the charges will be made Immediately. JACK JOHNSON'S COUNSEL RETIRE FROM THE CASE I CHICAGO, Dec. 12.?Jack Johnson's i Negro attorneys, W. G. Anderson and ] H. Wright today asked that their names be stricken from the federul l records, as counsel for Johnson. The reason assigned was that Johnson nad married the Cameron girl. 3IRL IN MINNESOTA LIKE HELEN KELLER. FARIBAULT, Minn.?At the State ' school for deaf and dumb here is one ^ of the brightest little girls In the country. Vera Mabel Gammon, 15, comes from St Paul. At the ago of four she suffered a severe Illness 1 which loft her blind and later she lost her power of speech and hear- ' ing. Then she was brought to the school here. She has learned so rap idly that she has been called the "Helen Keller of St. Paul." ! Blanche Hansen, who also is deaf, 1 a graduate of the school, as well as ' of Gallaudet College, of Washington, 1 D. C., is her special teacher. During her first day in school she defined the three short words "ball," "doll" 1 and "bear." Since then her vocabu- ' larv has increased to about 4,000 1 words. 1 This extremely happy, ambitious, ? sweet dispositioned child of fine mentality writes very good English. Is very fond of reading books in raised types, writes on an ordinary typewriter and Brailc writer, uses "the square hand" in writing with a i pencil on a grooved board, and docB < neat sewing. I She also has learned some local 1 geography, biography, nature study and arithmetic. One of her most not able achievements is summarzinlg the daily lectures, which are delivered in i the sign language and spelled into Vera's hand by her teacher. Verdict I of Not Guilty VALDEZ, Dec. 12.?In the trial of the second of the Washington-Alaska Bank cases, of Fairbanks, whorein E. T. Barnette, president of the bank and Lewis Wing, its secretary, were indicted on a charge of perjury, the jury this morning under instructions from the court, returned a verdict of not guilty. The indictments against Barnette and Wing charged that they knowing ly and wilfully made false affidavits concerning the condition of the bank which closed its doors on Jan 5, 1911. BULL MOOSE HEADQUARTERS j i CHICAGO, Dec. 12. ? The meeting of Progressives in this city ended yesterday, one of the last matters con- f sidered being the selection of Now York as the permanent headquarters of the organization. An active prop aganda will be carried on for the next four years, it was stated. ? Alien Gangsters : Are Sentenced i WYTHEVILLE, N. C., Dec. 12. ? Floyd Allen and Bert Edwards, two of the Allen gang who shot up the court house at Hillsville last winter. 1 were sentenced today. Allen was glv on thirty-five years and Edwards 3 twenty-seven years in the state peni- " tentiary. 11 c ONE HUNDRED YEARS FOR MURDER 5 BUTTE, Mont, Dec. 12.?What Is orobably the longest term In specified ^ears, ever imposed upon a convicted felon was that pronounced here to- f lay by Judge Donlan, of the State a Sourt. The defendant was Albert 8 Halk, he was given a sentence of one ;l lundred years for the murder of b rhornas Slonski, last summer. Halk '-1 jrailed as the judge named the term. ro Juneau patrons: I wish to announce that I am pre [>arcd to give prompt and efficient jervice in delivering, coal hauling jl freight, baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER ? Phone Order 5-7 or 55 ti HYDE IS SENTENCED. ti NEW YORK, Dec. 11.?Charles H. n Hyde, a former city chamberlain of c New York, was sentenced today to d serve threo years and six month in p Sing Sing. Hyde was recently con- c vlcted on a charge of bribery. Winter demands warm furs. W. H. 2ASE has them in sets for Christmas. ti PIONEER KILLED IN a AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT. (l DAYTON,' Wash., Dec. 9.?Louis 5harp8tein, a member of a well tnown pioneer family of Walla Wal- fi la, was killed near here on Satur- C iay, in an automobile accident. Diamonds, always a wise invest ment, arc unusunlly so at this time. f)urs are Imported under auspices so c favorable as to enable us to offer n you better valueB than we believe c you'll obtain elsewhere. ??? c I. J. SHARRICK. T BANKER MARRIES ACTRESS NEW YORK, Dec. 9.?The engage ment of Richard Schuster, a member 1 if the banking firm of Speyer & Co., t to Willitte Kershaw, the actress, has r been announced. ( n Valentine's Dtore presents the sea son's oppo. tunlty for pleasure and economy In buying; delight and sat- I isfoctlon in receiving. It Insures a Merry Christmas. ??? CONGRESS TAKES RECESS EROM DEC 19 TO JAN. 2 WASHINGTON. Dec. 12. ? It was agreed today in the House and Sen ate that Congress would adjourn on Dec. 19, until Jan. 2, 1913, thus giv ing members of Congress the usual two weeks holiday recess. President Taft has named Judge Fenton W. Booth, of Illinois, chief Jus tice of the court of claims. Judge Booth succeeds former Chief Justice Stanton J. Peole, of Indiana. Henry S. Boutell, now minister to Switzer land, will succeed to the vacancy in the court of claims caused by Judge Booth's appointment as chief justice. Boutell was formerly a representative in Congress from a Chicago district, but was defeated in the election of 1910. Shortly afterward he was ap pointed minister to Switzerland. The House yesterday passed a bill which provides for the payment to the people of Southern States whose property was seized by the govern ment after June 1, 1865. Hearings upon the tariff which will begin early In January will be contin ued for Beveral weeks, and it is ex pected that many manufacturers will be heard on the various schedules which affect the manufacturing indus tries of the country. Robert S. Lovett, president of the Harriman railroad systems and Max well Evarts had a conference today with President Taft relative to the United States supreme court's decis ion which dissolved the merging of the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific railroads. RAILROAD STRIKERS EIRE AND KILL STRIKE BREAKERS HACKENSACK, N. J., Dec. 12. ? A pnrty of railroad strikers on the Erie -ailroad ambushed themselves in the palisades on the Jersey shore of the Hudson river, this morning, and flred on a boat carrying a load of strike breakers with fatal results. Two Erie detectives were killed, and 12 strikebreakers were wounded. No arrests have been made. SAN DOMINGO IS AGAIN BOILING NORFOLK. Va? Dec. 12. ? The xuiser New Hampshire sailed under ush orders at midnight for San Do ningo, where a serious uprising lias >een reported. VIORE BODIES ARE RECOVERED CORDOVA, Alaska, Dec. 12?The lodics of Fred Wahls and Rud Gal agher. who were killed in the snow lido at the Great Northern Develop aent Company's camp at Copper aountain, on Monday, have been re overed. Five others are still in the now. iuffragettes to Have a Chance LONDON, Dec. 12. ? Sir Edward irey, the Biritish foreign secretary, In letter addressed to the suffragettes, aid that woman suffrage would have :s chance in the government's reform ill, which will be introduced after! ho holidays. TAFT RE-ELECTED PRESIDENT. WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. ? Presl- j ent W. H. Taft has been re-elected resident of the American Red Cross lociety. tEPUBLlCAN MEMBER HAS BEEN UNSEATED. WASHINGTON, Dec 12?The elec lon of C. C. Bowman, Republican members of Congress from the Kiev nth Pennsylvania district, has been cclared void because of corrupt radices, and C. B. McLean, Demo rat, has been seated In his place. TENNIS CHAMPIONS WED. LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12?May Sut ra, former world tennis champion, nd Thomas Clarke Bundy. nationnl oubles champion, were married here esterday. Moccasins, all kinds, just the thing or Christmas presents at W. H. :ase. McCOMBS IN WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON, Dec. 9.?W. F. Mc lombs, chairman of the Democratic latlonal Committee, was in confer ncc today with Speaker Champ :iark and Oscar W. Underwood. AYLOR'S SENTENCE IS COMMUTED. SALEM, Ore., Dec. 12.?John W. 'aylor. one of live men sentenced o be hanged here tomorrow, for the nurdcr of A. H. Perry, of Harney lonnty. has hnd his sentence com muted to life imprisonment Hot chili beans all the time at xjckio McKinnon's Mayflower. tf. Job Printing at The Empire Office. SEATTLE GETS CUSTOMS HOUSE WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.?Seattle is to be made the port ot entry for the Puget Sound collection district, In stead of Port Townsend, which has held that distinction since the early days of Washington territory. Today President Taft told Congress man William E. Humphrey, of Seat tle, that .he would sign the order for the removal of the customs headquar ters to Seattle. ALASKA FISH AGENT NAMED WASHINGTON, Dec. 12.?President* Taft has appointed Carl P. Henkel, of Missouri, assistant agent of Alaska fisheries. JAPANESE CABINET CRISIS CONTINUES. TOKIO, Dec. 11?The cabinet cri sis in Japan still continues. It was thought settled several times in the past two weeks, but there is a dis inclination on the part of the "Elder Statesmen" to head the cabinet The latest to decline the premiership is a former premier, Marquis Matsuka ta. LIBERIAN SOLDIERS THREATEN EUROPEANS. COLOGNE, Germany, Dec. 11. ? A dispatch from Monrovio, Liberia, says that the lives of European's along; the river Sestos are threatened by Liberlan soldiers, who are uncontrol lable. Although Liberia has been a negro republic for the better part of a century it has made little progress in any way, and its civilization is of an inferior kind. Souvenir spoons, bracelets, ivory brooches, novelties, at W. H. CASK. THE FISHING FLEET. Rolfe?Sailed Dec 11. Kennebec?Left for banks Dec. 8. Dora H.?Sailed Dec. 9. Pacific?Sailed Dec. 9. Mildred.?No. 1.?Out. Mildred.?No. 2.?Out. Active.?<OuL Olga?Ar. Dec. 12. Belle?Sailed Dec. 11. Highland Queen.?Out. Louise?OuL Olga.?Out. Norman Sunde?Sailed Dec. 11. Volunteer.?Out. Vesta?Sailed Dec. 10. Valkyrie?OuL Xhanthus?Out. Waif?Sailed Dec. 9 . WhlteStar?Sailed Dec. 12. Lister?Ar. Dec. 8. Olympic?Sailed Dec. 10. Dick.?Ar. Dec. 8. Dolphin?Sailed Dec. 10. Halley's?Ar. Dec. 8. Alameda?Sailed Dec. 10. Annie?Sailed Dec. 11. Uranus?Ready to Sail. Pollux?Ar. Dec. 10. Cedrlc?Ar. Dec. 9. 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