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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL 1. NO. 36. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1912. PRICE TEN CENTS PEACE DELEGATES ARE ALL AT SEA Juneau Needs a % Public Library There is a movement on foot to es tablish a public library in Juneau. The movement cannot be said to have gained great momentum as yet. but there is hope that the spread will be very much accelerated in the next few weeks. Quick action will avail but little, however, unless there is some weight behind it. Several times in the past few weeks the subject has been discussed among business men and it is understood that the women organizations affil iated with the different churches have been giving it some consideration. Judge Folsom was approached on the subject and immediately took an active interest in the topic under dis cussion. "We had a public library here once." said the Judge, "but I don't want to tell the story of its disappearance ?it is not a pleasant recollection. You see. most of our people have lived here a long time?through sun shine and shade?mostly shade, figur atively speaking. "When we were hopeful and money was being spent freely if was easy to establish, but when the dark days came it was hard to keep it up and so our library fell by the wayside. 1 really don't know what became of it. The place was closed and the books became scattered. "But now is a good time to start it again. The people of Juneau have been waiting for the return of pros perity so long that many of them do not yet realize that it is already here. Just let them wake up to the situation and the public library as well as oth er needs of the community will be provided. "The Treadwell people have shown what can be accomplished along this line by establishing the library for their employees. No doubt, the big mining companies would be very wil ling to co-operate with the people of Juneau iu establishing such an insti tution here in town. "Iu connection with the library there should be a reading room down town for the exclusive use of work ing men?a place where they can smoke and enjoy themselves." Judge Folsora said he was willing to help the movement along in every possible way. No doubt a great many others can be enlisted in the cause once the subject is agitated. Over on the island it is a recog nized fact that the library and read ing room are the real attractive fea tures of Treadwell club life. When the innovation was started many were on the point of rebelling against the enforced tax of one dollar per month to pay for all of the good things enjoyed at the club, but now it is doubtful if the men would stay if the institution were closed. The Alaska-Juneau people have an nounced their purpose of not provid ing boarding houses and such insti tutions for their men and they are looking to the people of Juneau to pro vide homes for their help and to make the town attractive. Other mining J companies are known to have the same plan under consideration. Nearly every town in Alaska?cer tainly every community with Juneau's resources has a public library. Fair banks has a splendid library building and shelves plentifully supplied with books. There is a nucleus of a library in the hands of the governor of the ter ritory hut the volumes are all packed away because there is not suitable building for them. This collection, however, does not embrace Action and much other entertaining reading. Col. D. C. Jackiing Arrives in Juneau Col. D. C. Jackiing accompanied by Frank Janney and H. B. Tooker arrived on the Dolphin this morning. They were met by General Manager B. L. Thane, of the Alaska-Gastineau Company after which the party with the exception of Mr. Tooker took the launch Hanger for Sheep creek. Mr. Janney is manager of mills for all of the Jackiing properties. Mr. Tooker is general freight and passen ger agent for the Bingham & Garfield Railway and the Ray & Gila Valley Railroad. Col. Jackiing is one of the great figures in the mining world among the compaines of which he is vice presi dent and the controlling factor are the Utah Copper Company with a cap italu of $90,000,000: the Chino Copper Company with $40,000,000; the Ray Consolidated, valued at $32,000,000: Nevada Consolidated with a capital of $40,000,000; Butte & Superior Con solidated Copper Company worth $12, 000.000: the Alaska-Gastineau ? Min ing Company worth $11,000,000. He is also vice president and manager of the Binham & Garfield Railway and the Ray & Gila Valley Railroad. The visit of Mr. Jackiing to Ju neau at this time means much, as it will result in hastening to a full de velopment the extensive plans now under way at Sheep creek. The fact that Mr. Janney was brought along indicates that he looks upon their work up here as being of considerable importance. Col. Jackiing and party will remain here several days. ALKI SOUTHBOUND PASSENGER LIST. The following persons are passen-l gers southbound on the Alki: For Petersburg. S. Johnson. W. H. Court ney. Chris Tveten. L. Martens, J. Val lenberg, Erick Ness; for Wraugel. F. Barton; for Hoonah. Robert Austin and wife; for Ketchikan. Philip Co vich. Richard E. Daily; for Seattle. O. Hanson. M. Botich, Ucco Bekk. Jacob Jacobson. B. F. Brook. Thos. Uutala. Chas. Hansen. Ben Billups. Tom Corga. G. Sather. Ed Sather, C. T.. Wapple. G. Murphy, C. Maier and K. Selovick. For Sale. A $125.00 National cash register, good as new. for sale, cheap. See Denny Orfanos. Douglas. POSTOEFICE OPEN EVENING-TOMORROW Postmaster Hunter announced to day that the general delivery window of the postofflce would be open this evening between 7 and 8 o'clock, and tomorrow (Sunday) between the hours of 12 and 2 p. m. This will be done in order to accommodate the patrons of the office so as to enable them to get off their mail on the steamer Dolphin. MORE MOOSE. The local lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose, held a good meeting last night. Five youngsters were taken into the herd. NOT MUCH DOING IN THE FEDERAL COURT There was very little doing in the district court this morning. The grand jury reported but there was no new business and they retired. Harry Smith. Jose Rodriquez, Teo i ocio Lucero, W. E. CofTey, A. Bed well and Henry Webber entered pleas of guilty to the indictments of selling liquor to Indians. They will be sen tenced later. The court adjourned until 2 p. m. The Opera Liquor Company was granted a retail license. 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. ??? Christmas flowers?carnation, holly, violets, chrysanthemums?at the Win ter & Pond Store. Place your order now. t.f. Mrs. H. A. Bishop will entertain informally at cards this evening. Mrs. P. D. Overfleld, wife of Judge Ovcrfleld, arrived on the Dolphin this morning. Judge and Mrs. Overfleld are now occupying Judge Lyon's home. Mrs. L. C. Cherry will leave after Christmas for a visit to the States. Mrs. George Stowell Invited a num ber of ladles for tea on Thursday and they spent a most enjoyable after noon. Control Millions COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 14.?C. A. McNeil and Spencer Pen rose, of this city and Col. D. C. Jack ling, of Salt Lake City, in conjunc tion with Haydon Stone & Co., of New York, have purchased from the Alaska-Gastineau Mining Co., of Ju neau, holdings valued at fifteen mil lion dollars. McCarthy is barred LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14.?Luther McCarthy, the Canadian pugilist re ceived a shock here that was not due to his recent encounter with "Porky" Flynn, except in an indirect way, that is to say it was cause rather than ef fect. McCarthy is an all-around athlete and does many other othletlc stunts besides boxing for money. He 1b an accomplished polo player and the other day when he made application to become a member of the Pasadena Polo Club, the high-brow polo play ers and millionaires of that organiza tion rejected the application with scant ceremony and little regard for the McCarthy feelings. McCarthy stated that he would ap peal to the Canadian Polo Association, of which he is a member. LAWYER STEALS CLIENTS' MONEY COLFAX. Wash., Dec. 14. ? Paul Pattison, prosecuting attorney of Whitman County, yesterday in the , superior court, pleaded guilty to an | information charging embezzlement of his clients' money, and entering a . plea of guilty to the crime charged he told the court that it was neither drinking nor gambling, but the spendthriftness of youth that got him , into his present trouble. . GEORGIA'S INCOMING LIST. " 1 Following are the passengers ar- , riving on the Georgia: from Sitka? , Louis Wolfe, Pete Carlson A1 Bloom- , quist, John Kazanikoff, H. Ashball, L. E. Duel, Mike Petroskl, Elias Wil liams, Geo. J. Hunch, L. B. Adslt; from Hoonah ? Steve Kane John Laughlin; from Tenakee?C. E. Is aacson. A. Jennings, T. Murphy, Chas. Fisher, H. Henderson. W. T. Fee; from Killisnoo?C. Revolon ari wife, F. B. Vaughn and wife. U. S. MARSHAL ALSO^SCORED Yesterday afternoon an exciting event occurred on the walk in front of the court house steps. There were i not many witnesses to the occurrence, i but those who did see it, say it wus , a thrilling affair. i A drunken soldier had been guilty of disorderly conduct on the court house premises and a hurried call to the marshal's office brought out Mar shal Faulkner himself to make the arrest. Mr. Faulkner was hare-head ed and without a coat. Approaching the inebriated giant he told him in forceful yet polite English that ho was under arrest, whereupon the sol dier boy gave a swift short arm Jab and the marshal went down. He did not take the count, however, but on getting to his feet proceeded to re verse conditions. The soldier boy finally got tired of getting up and was led to his cell. This morning he was told by Com missioner Winn to take the Dolphin back to Seward, and no sentence would be imposed. Marshal Faulkner says the man has a good working arm with plenty of strength back of it and he feels elated over the fact that he floored his op ponent in the good old way. The offender bears the name Mike Owsianowski and says he cannot ac count for his conduct?perhaps his name exploded?but most of the boys in the marshal's office think it was bad whiskey. We can furnish the Christmas boxes for packing at CHAS. GOLDSTEIN'S. Peace Conference Meets on Monday LONDON, Dec. 14.?All the peace plenipotentiaries were assembled In this city yesterday, but there was no formal conference. The conference will be formally convened on Monday unless the re newal of hostilities between the Greeks and Turks, as Indicated In yes terday's dispatches, shall prevent the meeting. Among the plenipotentiaries them selves, thore Is a feeling of doubt and uncertainty that does not augur well for a successful solution of the Balkan wur situation. Greece's action in refusing to Blgn the armistice on the plea that she did so In order to have a free hand with Turkey in case of an exhibition of bad faith on the part of the Otto man government ponding the peace negotiations is looked upon with sus picion in some quarters. It is pointed out that Turkey is worn out with fight ing and is in no position to continue war, even If she were disposed so to do. The Ottoman government's refusal to allow its delegates to partake in the proceedings of the conference, un less Greece first signs the armistice, has further complicated a delicate sit uation. THE GREEKS OCCUPY TURKISH OUTPOSTS ATHENS, Dec. 14. ? The Greek forces are continuing their opera tions against the Turks. Yesterday the Greeks occupied the advance posts of the Vlsall fortifications, meeting with little resistance. CHICAGO MAIL FRAUD EXPOSED CHICAGO, Dec. 14.?A. H. Preeman,( head of the Barr & Widen Mercantile Association, was arrested yesterday afternoon by United States officials on charges of fraudulent use of the mails. Federal authorities, declared the scheme of the Barr & Widen As sociation to have been a gigantic fraud, practiced through the malls. The operations of the so-called mer cantile agency, according to the United States authorities, ha*, ex tended into every state in the Union, and the frauds that are alleged to have been committed were enormous. The organizations purported to be a collection agency and directed Its operations from Chicago and St. Louis, its two principal offices. P. A. Widen, who headed the St. Louis office committed suicide a few days ago. The scheme, it is asserted, was to procure a retainer's feo from morcan :ile firms and professional men, with the promise in contract that old debts would be collected. After paying the advance fee, it is charged, nothing was ever heard again of the agree ment to collect debt, no sorvico be ing returned for the payments. New Yacht for Col. D. C. Jackling The Seattle Dry Dock & Construc tion Company is building a palatial yacht for Col. D. C. Jackling, vice president directing developments for the Alaska-Gastineau Company, and manager of many millions of dollars worth of Copper properties In the United States. This yacht is designed by Irving Cox, the noted New York naval archi tect, and it is said that it will eclipse anything on the Pacific coast when completed. Captain VVolvon, now retired, but formerly a noted shipowner on the Great Lakes, is in Seattle consulting with the architect over the plans. The yacht is to have a steaming radius of 4,000 miles at 18 knots an hour. The interior will be finished In the flneBt woods. The boat will be equipped with wireless and all modern improvements. It will have a displacement of 1,000 tons and is to cost $400,000. Just rceeived?a line of silk and net v;aist8, at GOLDSTEIN'S. Moccasins, all kinds, just the thing for Christmas presents at W. H. CASE. 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. ??? Chlnaware makes a suitable Christ mas present, and is most useful Cups and saucers, bread and butter plates, sugar and cream pitchers, steins, Jap anese and home decorations. I. J. Sharick's. Job Printing at The Empire Office. BANK CASE IS . STILL ON TRIAL VALDEZ, Dec. 13.?All day yester day and today were spent In taking testimony In the case of the United States against E. T. Barnctte and Lewis Wing, indicted for publishing a false statement conernlng the as sets of the Washington-Alaska bank. Nothing Important developed from tho testimony. THUG JOHNSON FINED. CHICAGO, Dec. 14.?Jack Johnson was fined fifty dollars yesterday for assaulting a photographer. COLONEL REFUSES DISCUSS POLITICS NEW YORK, Dec. 14.?Colonel Theodore Roosevelt returned last night trom_Jhe meeting of Progres sives at Chicago. He declined to dis cuss politics or make a statement of any kind. MAD DOG BITES TEN SCHOOL CHILDREN. BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 14. ? A mad dog ran amuck through the streets of this city yesterday after noon and then dashed Into a public school building creating a panic, dur ing which ten children were bitten. EVIDENCE IN CASE IS ABOUT ALL IN. VALDEZ, Dec. 14.?Testimony in behalf of the defendants, Barnette and Wing which has been heard all day, is practically all In, and covers tho same ground as in the previous cases tried. The case will go to the Jury tonight. THE CURACAO COMING FROM SEATTLE. SEATTLE, Dec. 12.?Steamer Cur acao sailed at nine last night for Ju neau and way ports. Her cabin pas sengers are George Burford and wife, Miss Florence Norbin, L. Larson, for Juneau; H. O. Stevens, E. J. Atchi son, Douglas; Benjamin Davis, Treadwell. OPERA LIQUOR CO. OPEN FOR BUSINESS. The Opera Liquor Co., Inc., of which Thos. H. Ashby 1b president and A. 0. Bays secretary will open for bus ncss this evening at the corner of Seward and Main streets. This morning Judge Overfleld ordered a license issued for the company. Both Mr. Ashby, who is a brother of Os car Ashby, and Mr. Bays are well known, and under their management the new house will bo conducted in a first class manner. The company carries a choice stock of goods of all kinds. Souvenir spoons, bracelets, ivory brooches, novelties, at W. H. CASE. When you buy at the "Little Doug las" you have a guarantee that all goods are absolutely pure and stand proof. ??? Keep your coupons and remember the time, day and place. 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 Phono Order 5-7 or 55 tl Bavarians Threaten to Overthrow King MUNICH, Dec. 14.?The success of the Balkan States in their war against Turkey seems to be having far-reach ing consequences especially in the de sire of the lesser European States for more complete Independence, and less overlord control. Dissatisfied with her condition as I a subsidiary state of the German Em pire, Bavaria is showing decided signs of unrest. Her leading statesmen; and newspapers arc now demanding that Bavaria be given an actual King instead of the "Shadow of a monarch now spreading over the country." Bavaria has u population of nearly 7,000,000. Otto, the present King, has presided over the destinies of Ba varia since 1886. Otto is crazy and Is shut up in one of his chateaux, and the kingdom is governed by ? Prince Lultpoid, his uncfe, as regent. MUMM'S EXTRA DRYJN TROUBLE PARIS, Dec. 14?Walter Mumm, a scion of the wine family that made "Mumm's Extra Dry" famous the world over, was shot here today by a wealthy American woman, whose identity has been witheld. The wouud is not serious. Walter Mumm has been treading the primrose path in Paris and has buying and consuming large quanti ties of his own champagne. The wom an who shot him is said to be a mem ber of a well-known New York family. Mumm's assailant, it afterwards de veloped, was Mrs. Marie Barnes, who claims that Mumm attacked her in her apartments. NEW YORK, Dec. 14? Mrs. Barnes is a native of Pennsylvania, and in 1910 was married to George Creel, a Chilean millionaire, who instituted proceedings for divorce last year. There is no record of it having been granted. Her first husband was David Barnes, of Baltimore. TAGGART, WITNESS DYNAMITE CASES INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 14.?Thomas Taggart, the well known Indiana pol itician was a Witness yesterday in the dynamite cases now on trial in this city. Mr. Taggart's testimony was in connection with the dynamite explosions at French Lick, Ind., a ccuple of years ago. Mr. Taggart conducts a hotel at that place. CHILBERG HAS BEEN ELECTED PRESIDENT. SEATTLE, Dec. 14.?John Edward Chilberg, vice president of the Scan ::i lavian-American bank of this city, has been elected president of the New Seattle Chamber of Commerce. LEAFGREEN'S WORK. The show window of the Goldstein shoe department is attracting consid erable attention. It is all in white! V coz:;y fireplace, yet ample enough, larrics the suggestion of Christmas and Old Santa himself being present, emphasizes that the festal season is at hand. The trimming which is a work of art, was done by O. W. Leafgreen, who 's In charge of that department of the Goldstein establishment. High grade cut glass that will please particular people; water, wine and whiskey sets; beer bowls, sugar and creams, footed comforts, oil and vine gar bottles, cigar and tobacco jars. I. F. Sharick has the best lines of goods suitable for Christmas. Call and make selections while the stock Is full. A SWEET WINDOW. One of the sweetest show windows intown is that of the Purity Pharma cy. Mr. Britt certainly had a happy thought when choosing his decora tions. The window is banked with the best of boxed candies interspersed with green and -red artificial flower ing plants, making a striking, yet artistic display. THE DOLPHIN'S LIST Following are the Juneau passen gers arriving on the Dolphin: F. 0. Janney, H. B. Tooker, J. C. Jackling, M. Winn and wife, Capt. C. Johnson, L. P. Shackeliord, wife and children, James Thompson, Emmett Harris, Mrs. F. E. Marten, Miss E. White, .las. Fatharno and wife, Haeger Berg, Miss Vada Davis, R. Proby, R. R. Rogers, R. J. Willis, Geo. G. Cantwell, Miss M. Clifton, John J. Smith, A. Huffman, and Mra. P. D. Overfleld. A RAILROAD IN HANDS Of RFCEIVER DENVER, Colo., Dec. 14.?The Col orado Midland Railroad, which "runs from Denver to Grand Junction, In ; this state, a distance of 384 miles, is in financial difficulties. Today on application of bondholders of the road, George W. Vallery, was appoint ed receiver. PLAN MEMORIAL. WASHINGTON, Dec. 14. ? In the United States Senate yesterday a res olution was passed approving the plan of erecting a Lincoln memorial here. The proposed memorial will entail a coast of two million dollars. MARRIED A FEW DAYS AGO, MARRIED AGAIN. CHICAGO, Dec. 14.?Their troubles patched up, the young husband for given, Mrs. Aine Givins-Boehm, who was recently married to Edward Boehin, a chauffeur, under the impres sion that he was Edward Kirkman, the son of an Evanston millionaire, started for Indiana last night with Boehm to be married again, this time under Boehm's real name. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Shackelford returned this morning on the Dolphin rrnm Tacomn. M 11?11111111?p 1111 IIIH M ! Marine Notesj; 111 n n i u n 111111111111 n' .No news of the Yukon has been received here as yet. The Curacao should be in Ketchi kan tonight and will arrive in Ju | r.cau Monday. The Alki arrived in Juneau about 2 o'clock this morning and left for .Sheep creek about noon enroute south. The Dolphin arrived at 3 p. m. to day and is scheduled to sad for Skag way at 5 this afternoon. The Maripsoa will arrive from the Westward tomorrow at 5 p. m. The Northwestern sailed on Dec. 12 and will reach Juneau Sunday night. The Georgia arrived from Sitka this morning at S:30 o'clock and will sail for Skagway at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning. The stock of diamond goods, now on display at Valentine's Store in Ju ne nu, is something that you would not expect to see in this far North ern country. Ho has thens in any Quantity, size or price, and in a'I styles of mountings. I Chas. E. Harvey, a well-known Alas kan, has taken a position at the Jual in mine. Dinmonds, always a wibe Invrrt ment, are unusually so at this time. Ours are imported under auspices ?r> favorable as to enable us to offer you better values than we bcUevo you'll obtain elsewhere. ?** T. J. SHARRICK. FEMMER & RITTER. See this firm for nil kinds of dray tng and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. Coal delivered promptly. Frrnmer &. Kil ler's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone 314. Residence phones 402 or 403. ??? 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 lu?nect my now and extensive line of Christ mas goods. E. VALENTINE. Juneau Subscribe for The Empire.