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Dennett's Axe And
Coal Land Claims
nual report of Fred Dennett. Commis
sioner of the Cntted States land office,
has been made to the Secretary of
the Interior.
The report shows that the general
land otilce has completed the Investl
gntion of S):!0 coal claims during the
past few years .and of two hundred
remaining 144 have been canceled. !
i Nearly all of these coal claims are
located In the Bering river and Mat
nnuska coal fields. Alaska, and a few
other places In that territory.
It is not likely thatCongress will
make any attempt to put through coal
land legislation at this session. It Is
stated, however, that It will recelvo
consideration at the special session
which will convene in April.
TRENTON, N. J.. Dec. 18. ? Gov
ernor Wilson yesterday issued a warn
ing to state politicians who are op
posed to his progressive policies.
Gov. Wilson says that he was elected
governor of New Jersey on a distinct
ly progressive platform, and that he
has tried to the best of his ability
to perform and carry out its pledges.
A coterie of New Jersey politicians at
the head of wrhich is former Senator
James Smith, of New York, have op?
posed him at every step, but notwith
standing this Gov. Wilson has been
enabled to redeem the greater por
tion of the pledges he made. The
forthcoming session of the New Jer
sey legislature will be asked to en
act legislation which the governor
has urged since he was inaugurated,
and it is because of this determination,
on his part that he now finds the ma
chine politicians are busy in an en
deavor to thwart his plans.
TRENTON. N. J.. Dec. 18.?Gover
norWoodrow Wilson has renewed his
fight on the Smith-Nubent forces, who
have teen opposing Governor Wilson's
policies ever since ho became gover
nor of the state. Governor Wilson
proclaims It to be the duty of every
Democrat of the nation "to stand back
of the the progressive forces of the
Democratic party everywhere at every
James Smith is a former United
State* Senator from Newark, New
Jersey, and is a conspicuous type of
machine politician. His chief lieu
tenant is James Nugent, also of New
ark. and they have been active in their
opposition to Governor Wilson, who
eliminated Smith and Nugent as ma
terial factors in New Jersey politics.
Official election returns were re
ceived from Yakutat in the last mail.
This leaves Chicagoff as the only pre
cinct yet to be heard from. While
Yakutat gave a slight majority to the
Progressive ticket, there is no mater
ial change in the results of the elec
tion. The vote is as follows:
Tripp 3, Tanner 2, Valentine 7, Le
Fevre 4, Bland 0. Swanson 0. Inger
soll 4. Shoup 2. Stubbins 2. Svind
seth 3. Reck 5. Dawes 7. Olson 7,
Thomas 4. Tweit 0, Noland 0, Heath 0
and Stukey 0. The total vote was 8.
John Markrud. of the Arctic barber
shop, has beaten the long standing
score of 170 held by Steve Sfephanoft
by one point at base ball pocket pool
John gets the Burford $13.00 pipe.
Whatever your needs, come in and
let me show you a variety of beau
tiful pr? sonts that will at once ap
peal to you as "Just the thing." Val
entine's Store has genuine new at
tractions for Christmas. ???
:; Personal Mention;:
i i II HI 1 I I I I t I IM I >1 I I | | it
B. J. McGec. the Whitehorse hotel
man was in town for a few hours to
day, enroute to Seattle.
Captain 0. Polte. an old time Yukon
navigator, now on the Curacao, was
in town shaking hands with his
U. W. Silver, a well known Alaska
contractor and builder, is a rceent ar
rival in Juneau. He Is accompanied by
his wife. Mr. Silver is erecting a res
idence at Sheep creek, and will be em
ployed by the Alaska-Gastincau Com
Oak Olson took passage on the Cu
racao for Seattle.
Sammy Guyot took passage on the
Curacao for Ketchikan.
Wreck of S. S. Dora, photos by
Miss S. Sexton, at W. H. CASE'S. "?
SANTA ANNA. Calif.. Dec. 18?The
desperado was killed in the foothills
near this city yesterday, after he had
killed Under Sheriff Squires and
wounded several other men, has been
identitled. He is Joseph Matlock, son
of former Mayor Matlock, of Eugene,
NEW YORK, ;Dec. 18.?A meeting
of the Southern Society was held here
last night, the principal address be
ing delivered by President-elect Wood
row Wilson.
During his address Mr. Wilson re
ferred to national panics and their
causes and he uttered a distinct warn
ing to any man or men who deliberate
ly attempted to start a panic in or
der to intimidate the legislative pow
ers of the nation, and to show them
that they were wrong. "If this should
be attempted." he said, "during my
administration as President of this
nation, I promise such men a gib
get as high as that of Haman."
The judicial air of profanity hill this
morning is redolent with the perfume
of oolichan oil and secret indictments.
The Indian liquor cases have the
center of the stage with the Jimmy
James case still before the jury and
the grand jury grinding out new de
The Jimmy James case rested for
a moment this morning while the
court listened to a report of the grand
Not a true bill was the report in
the case against Y. Kawakita. who
was charged with assault with a dead
ly weapon. The defendant was dis
charged. A true bill waf brought In
against Sammuel Carlson charged
with selling liquor to Indians.
The Jimmy James case was again
resum'.d. It is thought that it will
go to the jury tonight
Appearance would seem to indicate
that the grand jury s again at work
on the long list of "liquor-to-Indian"
The secret indictment of yesterday
seems to agitate many minds in the
court house. The subject at any rate
has been freely discussed.
Walter Bowne and Walter Bowne,
Jr., are two gentlemen of New York
City that are taking their summer
excursion into Alaska now. The
Bownes are round trip passengers on
the Princess Mav.
They have met with some surprises
on the Journey. The awe-Inspiring
scenery having well repaid them for
the trip. The most pronounced sur
prise is the mil$ climate of South
eastern Alaska compared with the
rigor of the East and Middle West.
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
ray new and extensive line of Christ
man goods. E. VALENTINE. Juneau
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Oddfellow Building
and Improvement Company will be
held at the office of J. W. Doran in
the city of Juneau. Alaska, on De
cember 27, 1912.
Chill concarne served every night
at I,ockie McKinnon's. on Second
avenue. tf.
CHICAGO, Dec. 18. ? The alleged
oleog&rgarine tax fraud scandal, un
der Investigation by the Federal
Grand Jury, blossomed forth from
$200,000 proportions to over the mil
lion mark today, with ramifications
in every packing center lu iho coun
"Banuna oil," an artificial coloring
made from the peelings of bananas
through a process developed by a sub
sidiary of Armour & Co., at the stock
yards, is said to hnvo been the new
ingredient which was used in evading
the ten-cents-a-pouud tax on colored
The untinted product Is tax-id one
quarter of a cent per pound. The
firm, in the local stock yards is said
to have peddled its new secret pro
cess to practically every big manufact
urer of oleomargarine in the coun
The new process, it is said, nas been
employed for abo it a year. Some
idea of the proportions of the alleged
fraud may be gained from the fact
that in the fiscal year 1911 more than
114,000,000 pounds of oleo, which was
claimed not to have been artificially
tinted, was manufactured In the
United StateB, while the 10-cent tax
was paid upon only approximately
2,800,000 pounds.
The government charges that a
large portion of this supposed untint
ed oleo had in reality been stained to
a yellowish color by the now "ban
ana oil" process.
In spite of strenuous attempts at
secrecy by the government, some in
formation regarding the alleged frauds
has become public in Chicago. Every
government ofllcial declares the "lid"
is on. but all admit that the Grand
Jury 1b hearing witnesses in "an oleo
margarine matter."
So far the extent of the fraud has
not been determined by local officials,
as the matter for several months has
been handled directly by Commission
er of Internal Revenue Cabel at Wash
Judge Kencsaw M. Landis stands
forth as the central figure in the pres
ent expose, which has for its intent
criminal prosecution. He instructed
District Attorney James H. Wilkcr
son to present the matter to the Grand
Jury for investigation. As a result
it is expected that Monday a general
order from Attorney-General Wicker
sham will go forth to District Attor
neys throughout the country to set
the wheels of a dozen Grand Juries
in motion.
IRVINGTON, N. Y? Dec. 18. A
band of suffragettes marching from
New York to Albany to demand wpm
a suffrage arrived here last night.
TOKIKO, Dec. 18. ? The Emperor
has issued a rescript ordering Prince
Taro Katsura to form a cabinet.
E. J. .Margarie is returning on the
Humboldt from Seattle, where he let
a contrat for the construction of a
ferry boat for the Juneau Ferry &
Navigation Co.
The new vessel will be 64.10 feet
in length, 14 feet beam and 5.5 feet
In depth. She will be equipped with
an 80-horse power engine. Naval ar
chitect L. E. Geary has prepared the
plans and Bpeciflcatlonse for the new
The Northwestern Fisheries Com
pany have applied to the local land
office for the purchase of timber at
Kechemak bay and at Bartlet bay.
The local land office has been noti
ed that patents have been issued to
the Standard Copper Mines Company
for six lode claims in the Valdez dis
TO LET?Two furnished rooms, j
with bath. Inquire Osborne House,
48 Franklin street
BERNE, Switzerland, Dec. 18.?
Switzerland is augmenting cash re
serves and is ordering grain from
America. This action of the little Eu
ropean republic is based upon a pos
sibility of a general European war.
VALDEZ, Dec. 18.?E. T. Barnette
wan found guilty today of making a
false statement in regard to the con.
dition of the Washington-Alaska bank,
of Fairbanks, of which he was pres
ident. The bank closed its doors
Jnn. 5. 1911. Lewis Wing, the cash
ier of the bank, tried Jointly with
Barnette, was found not guilty. The
Jury was out five hours. (
Attorney Albert Fink closed at 9
o'clock Monday night for the de
fendants, and yosterday District At- ?
tornoy Crossley closed for the govern- ,
ment. The case was eight day on ,
An effort Is being mado today to
combine all the embozzlement charges (
against the defendants.
The charge on which Barnette has
been convicted is a misdemeanor and
punishable cither by One or impris
onment, or both, in a federal Jail. i
ATHENS, Greece, Dec. 18.?A die
patch from the commander of the
Greek forces says that the fall of Ft.
Bizani and the opening of the road
to Janina Is only a question of a few
Turkish commander telegraphed that
he had defeated the Greeks at Ja
nina, killing 400.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 18?J. Plerpout c
Morgan arrived here this morning to 1
testify in the money trust investlga- 1
tion. Mr. Morgan is not likely iO 1
throw much light upon the matters 1
under investigation.
There should be deposited Borne
time today with Judge Winn, of the
Commissioner's court, one perfectly
good silver dollar and a silver coin
of half the value, to be held in trust
for one bad Indian, a little lame in
one lower limb.
This condition was brought about
through the attempt of the Indian to
induce a Mr. Baker, familiarly known
as "Red" to buy bad whiskey for him
(the Indian) at an early hour last
The incident happened near Bur
ford's corner. Mr. Baker took the
coin and then proceeded to cuff Mr.
Indian's ears. After a moment of ex- I
ercise he crossed over and handed the )
money to Judge Folsom. <
Baker relieved of his trouble start- 1
ed down the street and the Indian I
went limping after him. Query?
what will become of the coin? 1
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 18?The bail 1
of John T. Brunder, vice president of (
the International Structural Ironwork- {
ers, has been increased by order of '
Judge Anderson of the federal court. '
Brunder was unable to secure the (
additional ball required, and is now '
in Jail. He is a defendant in the dy- (
namite cases on trial in this city. 1
NEW YORK, Dec. 18.?President- '
elect Woodrow Wilson and William <
Jennings Bryan will meet on Satur- ]
day night at a testimonial dinner to t
be given Governor-elect Sulzer at the i
Metropolitan Club. <
The stock of diamond goods, now <
on display at Valentino's Store In Ju- 1
neau, is something that you would <
not expect to see In this far North- 1
ern country. He has them In any ;
quantity, size or price, and In all 1
styles of mountings. ??? i
The Dally Empire delivered In Ju- i
neau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 1
a month. j
Peace Era
If Bryan's
In Cabinet
(Special Correspondence.)
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.? William
J. Byron's friends believe that Mr.
Bryan should be Secretary of State,
and they do not think that he can af
ford to turn down the offer of that
Cabinet position If It Is made to him
by President-elect Wilson.
Mr. Bryan has talked with several
of bis intimates about the matter in
the last few days in the South. The
Bryan men think the Democrats will
change the entire policy of thiu
country toward foreign nations.
"Wo would bring about an era of |
Rood will and peace by being the Big .
Brother to our smaller neighbors, and
not bluster as Roosevelt did or try
to take away the prerogatives of the
Senate, as Taft treaties would have ,
lone," said a close personal friend (
jf Mr. Bryan who talked with him re
No Dollar Diplomacy. '
"Bryan would be In touch with every 1
intion. He knows the great diplomats ?
>f the world aud is rated as a great '
statesman in Europe and other coun- 1
:ries. We would not get peace among 1
latlons by the Roosevelt, the Taft or 1
die Carnegie plan, but would build up- 1
>n the firmer foundation of fair treat- !
nent. The day of the dollar diplo- '
nacy would pass. Wo would not have
o buy our way to the heart of for- f
dgn peoples."
The Bryan administration, if ho is r
Secretary of State, will be directed, it 1
s said, toward bringing out friendly '
elations with the South American -
:ountries to counteract the ill will i
hat President Roosevelt aroused by |
sis dealing with the Columbians in
letting the Panama Canal.
A great fight is being made against
dr. Bryan. His enemies are appeal
ng to Gov. Wilson not to offer Bryan
he position of Secretary of State. In
leed, they would keep him out of the |
Cabinet altogether.
Backed by U'uorman. I
It is said that Senator O'Gorman, (
if Now York, is one of the advocates i
if Mr. Bryan's appointment and the '
Jemocratlc policy as outlined here. '
le opposed the Taft treaties. The a
nan quoted above added: (
"The Democratic policy will be for t
icacc, but at the same time no treaty e
hat does not recognize the equality
if all of our citizens, irrespective of
ace or creed, and which does not *
ixprcssly guarantee the fundamental
ight of expatriation will be sane
"The constitutional rights of Amer
can citizens should protect them on (
uir foreign borders and go with t
hem throughout the world, and every ?
Vmerican citizen residing or having f
iropcrty in any foreign country is en- (
itled to and must receive the full j,
irotection of the United States gov
irnmcnt, both for himself and his ^
iropcrty." t
That is the policy that will be car- c
led out, his friends assert, if Mr. (
*ryan is Secretary of State. ,
Under Civil Service.
President Taft's recent order ex- j
ending the civil service to the navy
?ard employes, embraces toolmakers,
dectricians, stonecutter, machinists, (
nasons, moulders, ordnance men, '
ilumbers, and others.
It is said that the order will not dis
ilaco any employes. Civil Service
ifficlals predict "the emancipation
rom political or personal coercion of
.he navy yard people." t
The order must become effective 1
lot later than June 30 next. It af- I
ects all navy yard employees ex- I
:opt common laborers. The present
iccupants of positions may be classi
led upon their efficiency being certi- 1
led.? The new regulations provide for 1
:ompctitive examination and that dis- 1
.rict secretaries of the Civil Service '
Commission shall be members of the J
arious labor boards. I
l'reaweni rails oruer win nave uie
iffect of giving the employees the
>tatu8 they had from 1896 to 1909. The
>rder continues the merltsystem pre
scribed by Congress in 1872, which (
>vas, with subsequent modifications, i
?nforced in an executive order by <
President Cleveland in 1896. For
thirteen years from that date it was
supposed classification had been ac- I
;omplished. In 1909, however, the
Attorney-General held that navy yard
jmployces employed under the regu
lations had not been classified, but
jouid be bla8siflcd by the President I
ly modifying or revoking the navy I
wrd regulations. Since that time rep- I
representatives of the Navy Depart- I
ment and the Civil Service Commis
sion have had under consideration
such piodifications as would permit i
the classification of navy yard em
Much Interest In
Peace Negotiations
LONDON, Dee. 18.?The ambassa
dors of the great powers of Europe,
in London have begun "conversations"
with the object of keeping their na
tions in touch with the doings of the
Balkan and Turkish peace plenipo
So far as has been divulged the
plenipotentiaries have as yet made lit
tle progress, because of the attitude
of Greece, that country not having
signed the armistice proctocol. It
Is believed, however, that this will
be done during the course of the con
A report published this morning
says that Greece will enter into sep
arate peace negotiations with Turkey
In one of the continental capitals?
probably Vienna.
Ifoumanla will insist, it is an
nounced in having a voice In the con
It is understood that Servia and
Montenegro wished to continue tho
,vnr, but Bulgaria thought that thej
fate of Constantinople would be de
eded by the powers anyway, so that
ts capture would be an empty and I
jorhaps costly victory. King Nicho
as of Montenegro was loath to quit
.vithout capturing Scutari, which he
lad besieged for several weeks. It
s doubtful whether the place will
30 given to him.
One question charged with the pos
dbilities of disaster is Servia's un
[uenchable determination for an Adri
itic port, and Austria's determination
hat site shall not have ft. Servian i
>flcinl newspapers make it plain thatj
the little kingdom has made up its
mind so far as public opinion in Ser
vla will let It.
A second Interesting struggle will
take place over Turkey's endeavors to
hold as much of the conquered terri
tory as Oriental diplomacy and the
help of friendly powers can nave for
her. The best bargain the Sultan can
make probably will reduce his subjects
in Europe from more than six millions
to less than two millions, and the
Turk seems to be reconciled to this.
A third important factor will me
the 0reek attempt to gain Salonica.
Besides various difllcult questions
will arise over the commercial status
of the various states, the disposition
of the Turkish debts attached to the
conquered country and the final status
of Adrlanople.
The delegates representing the dif
ferent countries are:
Turkey?Tewfik Pasha, Ottoman
Ambassador in London; Osman
Niatni Pasha, Turkish Amabassador
In Berlin; Rechad- Pasha, Turkish
Minister of Commerce.
Bulgaria ? Dr. Gueshoff. Prime
Minister; Dr. S. Daneoff, Speaker of
the Bulgarian Chamber of Deputies,
and Gen. SavofT, and Gen. Fltcheff.
Servia ? G. Novakovitch of the
Servian Treasury Departmen, A. Nik
olitch, Speaker of the Servian Parlia
ment; Gen. Boyovitch.
Montenegro ? Ex-Premier Miyus
kovitch, M. Popovitch, formerly
Montenegrin Minister at Constanti
nople; Count Veyovitch, chief of
the King of Montenegro's cabinet
WASHINGTON. Dec. 18. ? Prcsl
!cnt Taft named the following mem
icrs of the Industrial Commission:
Seuator George Sutherland, of
Jtah; G. 0. Chandler, Connecticut;
harlos S. Barrett, Georgia; Freder
ck A. Delano, Illinois; Adolph Lewis
>hn, New York; F. C. Schwedtman,
dicEouri; Austin D. Garretson, Iowa,
nd John B. Lennon and James 0'
Connel. The two latter members of
he commission represent labor Inter
LONDON, Dec. 18. ? The Times'
Constantinople correspondent says
here has been a distinct increase of
holera in Constantinople in the iast
ew days, during which 200 cases
lave occurred, mostly among the in
labitants of the native city.
The Times' correspondent also
itates that there is reason to believe
hat a massacre of Greeks has oc
urred at Bairamich in the Troad
Plain of Troy), about twenty-five
niles from the coast of Asia Minor.
Details of this and other recent tin
oward events in the villages near
lallipolis arc lacking, but the soldiers
rom the Trebizond district are ac
:uscd of having participated In these
SEDIL DA HI, Turkey, Dec. 18. ?
The Greek warships after engaging
he Turkish fleet yesterday retired
md the Turkish fleet returned to this
>ort. The engagement was unlm
jortant, it is said.
Are you ready for the question'
Ml of you who want to buy a nice
>ox of candy for your wife, mother,
lister or sweetheart, answer by send
ng one from the Palace of Sweets.
H. and L. Liljestrand, Proprietors.
CHICAGO, Dec. 18.?Vice President
Jarstensen, of the New York Central
?ailroad, has been Indicted by a fed
?rad grand Jury for giving rebates.
Souvenir spoons, bracelets, ivory
jroochen, novelties, at W. H. CASE.
EL PASO. Dec. 18.?A dispatch to
lie Herald says that ranchmen and
federal troops who were defending
the El. Dumbre ranch killed thirty
two rebels.
Just received?a line of silk and
let waists, at GOLDSTEIN'S.
Winter & Pond have fresh holly. (
LISBON, Portugal, Dec. 18.?A plot
involving (n part the overthrow of the
republlcof Portugal and the estab
lishment by the army of a military
dictatorship has been discovered by
the Portuguese government.
Prompt action was taken by the
Cabinet, which was in session all
night. President Manuel de Arriaga
ha3 ordered the troops to hold them
selves in instant readiness for battle,
and the warships in the harbor have
been cleared for action.
The Portuguese royalist leaders are
under close surveillance.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 18.?W. L.
Distin has been reappointed Survey
or-General of Alaska. General Distin's
term expired Dec. 16. He has served
continuously as Surveyor-General of
Alaska since 1897.
DKTKOJT, Mich., Dec. 18. ? Mrs.
John S. Newberry, prominent in phi!
anthropical work and a society lead
er of this city, is dead. Mrs. Newber
ry was the mother of former Secre
tary of the Navy Truman Newberry
In Roosevelt's cabinet
NEWARK. N. J., Dec. 18.?A sec
ond letter has been received by Gov
ernor Wilson In which his life is
again threatened.
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| Marine Notes |
The Alki is due to arrive and sail
Dec. 30.
The Humboldt will arrive Dec
The Jeannle arrived at six o'clock
last night with about 300 tons of
The Princess May arrived at 11 o'
clock last night and will sail South
about midnight tonight
The Curacao arrived from Skagway
at 11 o'clock this morning and is
scheduled to leave for the South about
four this afternoon.
To Juneau patrons:
I wish to announce that I am prj
pared to give prompt and efficient
service in delivering, coal 1 aiding
freight, baggage, etc.
Phone Order 5-7 or 55 tf
New Smyrna figs and Fard dates at

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