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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
"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
"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
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
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.
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.
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.
The local lodge of the Loyal Order
of Moose, held a good meeting last
night. Five youngsters were taken
into the herd.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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. .
" 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.
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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.
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.
Job Printing at The Empire Office.
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
CHICAGO, Dec. 14.?Jack Johnson
was fined fifty dollars yesterday for
assaulting a photographer.
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.
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.
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
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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! Marine Notesj;
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.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
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
The Georgia arrived from Sitka this
morning at S:30 o'clock and will sail
for Skagway at 8 o'clock tomorrow
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. ?**
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
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