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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
OL. 1. NO. 37. JUNEAU, ALASKA. MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1912. PRICE TEN CENTS Fisher Favors Trunk Line to the Yukon WASHINGTON. Dec. 16.?A gov* eminent trunk line railroad from tide water to the Matunuska coal fields and onto the Yukon or Tanana river, is ri commended by Secretaryof the In terior Walter U Fisher in his annual report, just submitted to Congress. Secretary Kisher also urges the en actment of a leasing law for the de velopment of the mineral resources of Alaska, but more especially for the opeuing up of the coal fields of Alas ka. The secretary also stateB that the coal reservations already made In Alaska are sutllclent to meet require ments of the navy, and he commends the adoption of a territorial form of ' government for the territ ory as being better adapted to Alaska's remote slt | nation. MARIPOSA HAS A STORMY VOYAGE The .Mariposa. Capt. Thomas .Moore arrived in Juneau at six o' clock last night leaving two hours later for the South. The Dora, stranded on the beach at Seward, received attention for sev eral days. On Dec. 8 and 9 both the Mariposa and the Cordova tugged at the stranded vessel but without get ting her off. The Mariposa proceeded to Latouche while the Cordova stuck to her jub and succeeded in getting the ship ofT and straightened around on Dec 13 so that repairs can be made. Captain Moore says that on this voyage he encountered the nastiest: weather he has experienced on this run. After tugging at the Dora for hours he started from Seward for l-atouche. The run to I-atouche, a dis tance of 62 miles consumed 42 hours. The wind was blowing a hurricane and the seas running high. It blew iike blazes all the way down to Cor dova. Here the ship took on some copper ore and about SO passengers. Starting out of Cordova the storm was found to be raging more fiercely as Ilinchinbrook was approached. For many hours the vessel bucked the heavy seas being almost buried at times. The ship did not get clear of Prince William sound until six o' clock Saturday night. Nearly all of the passengers were seasick. The run down to Juneau from the cape was made in good time. +?> M??M I HI ?l I >1 I I I I II I 11 I Marine Notes j; "71 n n ii 111111111111111111 The Northwestern will arrive at a p. in. today. Th Georgia will be in from Skag wa> nad Haines tonight leaving for Sika at 5 o'clock tomorrow morning The Yukon arrived at 4 o'clock this morning and left at ti for the South. The Dolphin sailed South at six o'clock alst night. The Mariposa arrived from the Westward at six o'clock last night and left for the South about 10 o' clock. The Princess May is due from the South tomorrow. The Curacao will be at the island at 4:30 this afternoon. She has 200 tons of freight for Treadwell and Douglas and 300 tons for Juneau. The Alki is due to arrive and sail Dec. 30. The Cordova passed Hinchinbrook at 4 o'clock last night loaded with ore and bound for Tacoma. The Humboldt is due to arrive Dec. 10. IN THE COMMIS SIONER'S COURT. Samuel L. Phelps alias Frank "Red" Lewis, received a sentence on two charges of assault and battery, total ing eight month, from Judge Winn Saturday afternoon. "Red" has al ways escaped serving full sentences on account of the time allowed off for ,ood behavior. While he is serv ing his present sentence it is expect ed an indictment will be brought for a more serious offense Peter Biechieri was this morning arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. He is charged with attempt ing to cut Joe Kelly into bits with a carving knife. He is having a hear ing before Judge Winn today. R. Bakes was arrested by special agents at one o'clock Sunday morn ing in the cabin of Porcupine Mary in the Roberts Row. He had just brought in a quart bottle of whiskey. In the cabin besides Mary were five other Indians. Baker was given a hearing this morning and bound over in the sum of $50 in default of which he was locked up. Fresh B. & M. Chicken Tamales at the Sanitary Grocery. Phone 85. 2t. FOR SALE?Kohler & Chase piano. Inquire Empire office. TO LET?Two furnished rooms, with bath. Inquire Osborne House. 4S Franklin street OVERDUE YUKON REACHES JUNEAU The steamship Yukon arrived at t o'clock this morniug and left for the South two hours later, stopping at Tread well for fuel oil. The Yukon was several days over due causing some anxiety. This has been an eventful voyage. Proceeding down the coast the Yu kon stopped at Katalla as The Em pire predicted and picked up the gov ernment coal party. Hero a long de lay was caused on account of the diffi culty in landing during the storm that prevailed. Heavy seas and head winds were encountered all the wav to Icy straits. Another stop was made r.t Yaku tat and here the crew of the wrecked gasoline boat Oakland were picked up. The Yukon experienced nasty weath er from Seward to Icy straits. She left Yakutat at 4 a. m. yesterday mak ing a good run into Juneau. The Yukon had every berth occu pied on reaching Juneau. Many who failed to get passage on the Mari posa were consequently again disap pointed. i 11111IIII1111II11111111111 : i Personal Mention | 11II1111111II11II11111111 i William Caxiavan, an oldtime Alas kan, known from Ketchikan to Point Barrow, is in town from Cordova. Mrs. Joseph Diggs and the children, Lucille and Cordova, will be passen gers on the southbound Curacao. They will visit In Seattle a few weeks before returning to Juneau. Robert Willis, a well-known old timer of Tread well and Juneau, but now of Washington stale, returned on the last Dolphin. Mrs. P. H. O'Neil, wife of the tun nel superintendent at Sheep creek, -pent a few days in Juneau last week, returning home Saturday morning. Mrs. W. G. Beattic entertained the Junior Girls of the Prebyterian church on Friday evening. Dec. 13. A dainty lunch was served and a most enjoy able time is reported. Deputy Marshal W. S. Harding returned to Haines on the Dolphin, tut expects to come on the next Geor gia. S. H. Yeomans and wife, old timers of Skagway, arrived in Juneau on the Dolphin and are stopping at the Oc cidental. Mr. Yeomans is a member of the petit jury. Geo. G. Cantwell, the newly appoint ed game warden, arrived on the Dol phin and will leave on the North western for his post at Seward. Emmett Harris of the N. C. R.. ar rived on a recent boat and is at the Occidental. r.o uonercy ana rraiiK >> iibuu, i?u well known old timers of Skagway, arrived in Juneau on the last Dolphin. They are both drawn for jury service in the district court. R. R. Rogers, of Spokane, after a few days in Juneau, left for the South on the Mariposa last night. Evan S. Bruner, a well known min ing man of Nome and Fairbanks, Is in Juneau looking over the country. Wreck of S. S. Dora, photos by Miss S. Sexton, at W. H. CASE'S. NOTICE TO MASONS. A special communication of Mt. Ju neau Ixxige, No. 147, F. & A. M., will be held this (Monday) evening at 8 o'clock. Work in the third degree. All master masons are invited to at tend. W. W. CASEY, W. M. MARTIN GEORGE, Sec. SOMETHING NEW?Fox's oyster cocktails at the Sanitary Grocery. Phone 85. 2t. FEMMER & RITTER. See this firm for all kinds of dray tng and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. Coal delivered promptly. Femraer & Rit ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone 314. Residence phones 402 or 403. ??? Sued for $100,000 SEATTLE, Dec. 1. ? The United States government has begun BUlt against the Pacific Coast Company, Northwestern Commercial Company and the John J. Sesnon Co., to recov er $100,000 which sum, it is alleged, the defendants secured from the gov ernment by means of fraudulent coal contracts for supplying the military posts in Alaska with coal. This suit is a result of the recent conviction of John H. Bullock, form erly manager of the Sesnon Co., at Nome, and C. E. Houston, of the Pa cific Coast Coal Co., for fraud In con nection with Alaska coal contracts. District Attorney B. S. Rodey, of Nome Joined with District Attornoy B. W. Coiner, of the Western divis ion of Washington, in the complaint | filed in the federal court. MINED 855 TONS OP COAL K. Y. Williams, the United States mining engineer In charge of the gov ernment expedition into the Bering river coal fields is aboard the Yukon and also his crew of thirty-odd minors taken u p to the work. Dr. Holmes, director of the bureau of mines, has been in Washington, D. C., for the past two months. Mine Inspector Summer L. Smith I3 gt Katalla remaining there to see that the coal samples are shipped out. - . On being asked for a statement by The Empire representative Mr. Wil liams submitted the following for pub lication: "The expedition which has JuBt re turned to Juneau on the steamer Yu kon, has completed the examination of the Bering river coal fields and has mined 855 tons of coal which has been sacked and piled in great heaps along a trail built for this purpose. It is planned to haul this coal on sJedH to the head of navigation during the present winter and to transport It down the Bering river next spring. "The money for this expedition was appropriated to the Navy Department in order to determine the availability of the Bering river coals for use on our battleships. The bureau of mines was intrusted with the duty of exam ining the field and of extracting a sample of 800 tons of the coal that might be considered as representative of this district. This sample of coal is later to be burned in an actual test on board some battleship. "The hardihood of Washington coal miners was proved during the three months of field work. It should be remembered that the precipitation in this vicinity reaches 200 inches per year, and this party entered the field during the rainy season. The first 43 days contained on two clear days: and yet in all this rain, the building of trails, the construction of camps, and the work of prospecting went brn\'ely ahead, and with never a mur mur from the men. The bureau of mines wishes to thank this party for their loyal services which made pos sible a successful expedition." "WAPPY" WILL SOON BE FREE AGAIN. SEATTLE, Dec. 16. ? A concerted movement has been started to se cure the pardon of C. W. Wappen stein, former chief of police, of Seat tie, who is now serving a four years' term in the state penitentiary. He was convicted for accepting bribes from the criminal element of Seattle while chief of police. DR. MAHONE IS HAPPY Miss Dorothy Louise Mahone arrived at the home of Dr. P. J. and Mrs. Mahone this morning. The handsome young lady weighs eight pounds. Both mother and child are getting along nlcelj. Doctor Mahone Is hand ing out cigars to his friends. 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 styleB of mountings. For Sale. A J 125.00 National cash register, good as new, for sale, cheap. See Denny Orfanos, Douglas. Just rceelved?a line of silk and net waists, at GOLDSTEIN'S. Peace or Bayonet Turks' Alternative LONDON. Dec. 10. ? The Balkan States delegates In an Interview with the Associated Press Bald that "peace will bo concluded with turkey between Christmas and the Now Year, or wo will enforce It at Constantinople with cannon and bayonet before Easter." LONDON, Dec. 10.?The plenipoten tiaries of the four Balkan States? Greece, Bulgaria, Servia, and Monte- < negro, nave drawn up the terms which have also determined to present a. united front and will act In concert in arranging the conditions of peace. It was also decided by the plenipo tentiaries to observe secrecy during the negotiations. Yesterday the Bulgarian and Tur kish representatives called upon Sir Edward Grey, the British Secretary of State for foreign affairs, ogates. The Balkan States delegates will be prosented to the Turkish del WHITCLAW ROD DEAD IN LONDON I LONDON, Dec. 16.?Whltelaw Reid, | American ambassador to Great Brit ain, died yesterday at Dorchester Home, his official residence In this city, of pulmonary oedema, after a brief Illness. Whltelaw Reld was appointed am bassador to England by President Roosevelt In 1905. He was a na tive of Ohio where he was born about 70 years ago. He removed to New York and engaged In newspaper work. On the degth of Horace Greeley he became editor of the Tribune, and later secured control of that property Mr. Reid married a daughter of D. O. Mills, the California millionaire. WASHINGTON, Doc. 16.?President Taft has announced that he will not appoint a successor to the late Am bassador Reld. GOVERNOR BLAMES SOCIETY EOR CRIME PORTLAND, Ore., Doc. 16. ? Gov ernor Oswald West In a statement published here holds that society is responsible for crime, "because we permit the weak-minded and degen erate to mate and breed at will." LEWIS HENDERSON NOW ON TRIAL Lewis Henderson (colored) the cook for one of the officers at Fort Seward Went to trial before Judge Overlield this morning on and Indict ment for selling whiskey to Indians. The following comprise the Jury: L. T. Merry, Frank Wilson, Jas. Beau champ, C. A. Hopp, Walter Bathe, E. J. Doherty, W. H. McBlain, W. C. El well, C. E. Carpenter, John J. Kan akoft, S. H. Yeoman. W. S. Bayless represents the de fendant by appointment and Assist ant District Attorney Nye Is prose cuting the case. This afternoon the prosecution Is presenting vidence. This is the first of the "liquor to In dian" cases to go to trial. Notes. The civil calendar will bo called r.ext Monday Dec. 23. Judge Overfleld announced In open ?ourt this morning that he might pos sibly be called to testify In court at Vnldez. The grand Jury Is still busy but no new indictments have come In. Itow and Fushimi have entered pleas of not guilty to the indictment for murder. A GRAIN BLOCKADE AT BUFFALO, N. Y. BUFFALO, N. Y., Dec. 14. ? There is a grain blockade in this city, with not nearly enough vessels to handle the grain offered. Fifteen million bushels of wheat are awaiting ship ment, and there are only fifty-three vessels to handle 1L Keep your coupons and romembei 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 i freight, baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER Phone Order 5-7 or 55 tf ' The finest sight in town is my beau tiful stock of cut glass. Here is where quality counts. Valentine's Store at Juueau has the latest, now est and most beautiful designs, some thing you never saw before. ??? BARGE GOES DOWN; TEN MEN PERISH. PORT ARTHUR Tex., Dec. 16. ? A Standard Oil Company barge found ered In Turtle gulf yesterday during a heavy storm. Capt. George Sand, | master of the barge and his crow of I WILSON SAILS POR NEW YORK HAMILTON, Bermuda, Dec. 16. ? President-elect Wilson, and Mrs. Wil son and their two daughters, who have heen occupying Glen Cove Cottage, near this city, sailed on the steamship Berinudlan for New York. Mr. Wil son said that he had greatly enjoyed his visit nnd that he felt much re freshed. NEW YORK, Dec. 16.?President- 1 elect Wilson arrived hero today and immediately left for Trenton, N. J. 1 Case to Jury At Five O'clock VALDEZ, Doc. 1.?The case against E. T. Barnette and Louis Wing was closed on Saturday evening, the ovi- | dence being all in. Today Attorney < Gibson opened for the government, , and he was ofllowed by Attorneys Tozler and Fink, for the defense. Dis trict Attorney Crossley will close for the government, and the case will go to the jury at five o'clock. ] TWO DROWNED, THIRD ESCAPES ... < Three men, Fred Lilllgrun, Robert Graham and A. F. Cramer had a ter rible experience in the launch Lena near the eutrnnc of Galena bay on the night of Dec. 8, according to the Val dez Prospector. The boat was caught in the storm which was then raging along the coast and driven ashore on Grassy island. Graham was washed overboard. Lilligrcen attempted to throw him a ropo nnd wus himself washed over into the sea. Graham never appeared again. Lilligreen nnd Cramer then watted for the chance between big combers and struck out for the shore. Cramer never reached the shore. Lil ligreen managed to reach the grass covered rock to which he clung for several hours. "Tommy, the Jap" passed by and rescued Lilligreen from his perilous position. He had no Rhoes on his feet and was almost dead from exposure. The bodies were not recovered. Both Graham and Cramer were old timers, the former having settled at Unga in 1889, and the latter at Ellamar in 1898. Lilli green owned the launch. J. I*' .Mulony, Mrs. Malony and Mrs. Klrmse took passage on the Mariposa for Ketchikan. Attorney J. H. Cobb will arrive on the Northwestern tonight. John G. Smith who came to Juneau many years ago and afterward became a pioneer ? of Nome is again in the city having come up on the Dolphin. Ed Doversplko an old Nomite, now of Stewart, B. C., arrived in Juneau on the Dolphin. Ralph Roby arrived up on the Dol phin to take a position with Mr. Britt In the Purity Pharmacy. Rr. Roby comes from Kansas City and is said to be a first class pharmacist A. R. Heilig a prominent Fairbanks attorney having in hand the defense of Banker Parsons in the Washing Ing-Alaska bank cases at Valdcz is on the Mariposa enroute to Seattle. C. W. Jackson arrived on the Yu kon from Yakutat and is registered at the Occidental. Milton Winn and Mrs. Winn return ed on the last trip of the Dolphin. Judge Gunnison left for Seattle on the Mariposa last night. Mrs. Sidney Smith and son took pas sage on the Mariposa for California. W. B. Stratton, an attorney from Seattle returned on the Mariposa. Governor Clark has appointed M. V. Lattin, of McCarthy creek, a no tary public. Hot chili beans all the time at Tx>ckie McKlnnon's Mayflower. tf. Job Printing at The Empire Office. Literary Test Bill Causes Hot Debate WASHINGTON, Doc. 16. ?There was a spirited debate in the Senate which lasted for four hours led by Senator Dillingham, of Vermont, over the Burnett Immigration bill. This bill provides for a literary test for all immigrants entering the United States. Under its provisions illiterates are regidly excluded. Senator Dil lingham urged the rejection of the bill on the ground that it was in op position to the general policy of the government. The commission of army officers which has been Investigating the out rages committed on American citizens residing in Mexico have reported that twenty-three Americans have been wounded of relatives killed along the Mexican boundary during the past year. The commission recommends that thlu number should receive |86, 000 in indemnities from the Mexican government. The government of the United States will press the matter with the Mexican government Uepresentatlve William Sulzer, of the Tenth Congressional district, New York, has presented his resignation, to take effect on Dec. 31. Sulzer will be inauguratd governor of New York on Jan. 1, next. Testimony in the fmpeachment pro ceedings aga.nst Judge Robert W. Archbaid, of the court of commerce, has been concluded and it is expected that the Senate will act upon it this week. BRYCE IS GIVEN A GOLD MEDAL NEW YORK, Dec. 16?The Penn sylvania Society, of New York, held a meeting here on Saturday night in commemoration of the one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary of the framing of the constitution of the United States. A banquet followed luring which James Bryce, the retir ing British ambassador was presented with a gold medal. DISTURBANCES IN CHINA. , AMOY, China, Dec. 16.?Serious dis turbances have broken out in North Fhinn, due to poor crops, and exces sive taxation. MRS. LYONS GETS BAIL. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 16.? Mrs. j Frances i.yons, who shot Robert J. Whidney, a Los Angeles broker, in this city a few days ago, has secured' ball by pawning her Jewels. NOTABLE PEOPLE ON THE YUKON. Among the notables going down on the Yukon are R. A. Leonard, head of the St. Ellas Packing Company; A. Carlson, owner of a rich mine on Kern creek near Knlk; M. La Voy, photographer for the Parker-Brown Mt. McKlnley expedition; G. A. Learn, superintendent of the Kodiak Bap tist orphange at Kodiak; N. S. Wap ley, superintendent of the Apolo mine at Unga: William Hawthorne, super intendent of the Apolo stamp mill at Unga; Edward Barrill, one time f,uide to Dr. Cook. Barrill is travel ing steerage. MRS. BARNES DISAPPEARS PARIS, Dec. 16. ? Mrs. Marie Barnes, who shot Walter Mumm here on Saturday, has disappeared. It is supposed she fled to London. 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.?Out. Olga?Ar. Dec. 12. Belle?Sailed Dec. 11. Highland Queen.?Out. Louise?Out. Norman Sunde?Sailed Dec. 11. Volunteer.?Out. Vesta?Sailed Dec. 10. Valkyrie?Out. Xhanthus?Ar. Dec. 1G. Waif?Sailed Dec. 9 . WhiteStar?Sailed Dec. 12. Lister?Ar. Dec. 8. Olympic?Sailed Dec. 10. Dick.?Ar. Dec. 8. Dolphin?Sailed Dec. 10. Hallcy'8?Ar. Dec. 8. Alameda?Sailed Dec. 10. Annie?Sailed Dec. 11. Uranus?Ready to Sail. Pollux?Ar. Doc. 10. Cedric?Ar. Dec. 9. Thelma?Ar. Dec. 10. Alvilda?Ar. Dec. 13. YOU GET NEW IDEAS as you look through my holiday stock. It is a practical demonstration of pos ?J!Hlltic8 in gathering under one roof nearly everything to make people happy at Christmas time. E. Valentine's Jewelry Store, Juneau Winter demands warm furs. W. H. CASE has them In sets for Christmas.] Moccasins, all kinds, just the thing for Christmas presents at W. H. CASE. WOULD ELIMINATE BRYAN-ROOSEVELT CHICAGO, Dec. 16.?In an address delivered here on Saturday night, Ni cholas Murray Butler, president of Co lumbia University, urged that both Bryan and Roosevelt be eliminated from politics. Dr. Butler intimated that both men were disturbing ele ments in the public life of the coun try and that neither had shown abil ity as constructive statesmen. GOING AFTER THE BUTTER TRUST CHICAGO, Dec. 1G.?The Board of Trade of Elgin, III., known as tho butter trust has been attacked by the government In a civil suit under the anti-trust clause of the Sherman act. The dissolution of the butter trust Is demanded. RAY SAFELY ELECTED, DEFEATING BALDWIN. According to a letter received by William Canavan from I4. V. Ray, of Seward under the date of Nov. 26, the vote for Senators from the Third di vision was: Millard 845, Ray 808. Baldwin 770. Hope Kenal, Unga, Uu alaska and Iliamna had not been heard from but would give Millard and Ray a majority. Mr. Canavan arrived last night from Cordova. When you buy at the "Littlo Doug lar." you have n guarantee that nil coods are absolutely pure and stand proof. High Rrade cut glass that will please M!SS HELEN GOULD TO MARRY ST. LOUIS MAN. LAKEWOOD. N. J.. Dec. 16?An nouncement has been made here by George J. Gould, of the engagement of his sister Helen Miller Gould, to Flnley J. Shepard, a St. Louis rail road man. GEN. ROTH A RESIGNS AS PRIME MINISTER. CAPE TOWN.-s. A., Dec. 16.?Gen. Louis Botha, the Boer leader in the British-Boer war has resigned the premiership of the Union of South Africa, and will retire to private life. Dates, figs, nuts of all kinds, fruit candies, just in, fresh for the holiday trade, at the Palace of Sweets, Doug las, Alaska. ??? AUSTRIAN STEAMSHIPS DISCONTINUE SERVICE. BELGRADE, Servla, Dec. 16.?The Austrian steamship lines plying be tween Austrian and Servian ports have discontinued the sendee, due to the strained relations between the two countries. We can furnlBh the Christmas boxes for packing at CHAS. GOLDSTEIN'S. particular people; water, wine and whiskey sets; beer bowls, sugar and creams, footed comforts, oil and vine gar bottles, cigar and tobacco Jars. T. J. Sharlck has the best lines of goods suitable for Christmas. Call and make selections while the stock is full. Christmas flowers?carnation, holly, violets. chrysanthemums?at the Win ter & Pond Store. Place your order now. t.f. What could bo more appropriate than a beautiful umbrella for Christ mas? Valentine has them in count lesB styles. ? ???