THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1, NO. 44. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1912. PRICE TEN CENTS
ALLIES WANT TO DIVIDE ALL TURKEY
Joseph Mcdonald under arrest in Mexico
Things have boon moving fast for;
tho past twenty-four hours in the Joe
McDonald case. Tho sensation creat
ed In tho court room yesterday by the
announcement of Attorney Cobb to
the effect that Mr. McDonald was
ready to come to Juneau without the!
formality of extraditions proceedings, i
is discount oil by the disclosures of
the district attorney's ottlce this:
District Attorney Kustgard says
says that at the time Attorney Cobb
made hs announcement in court inj
re the .McDonald ease, McDonald was
In the custody of Mexican officers
at the request of the United States.
McDonald was placed under arrest
last Saturday at Guanajuato, Mexico
He is being held pending extradition.
The papers calling for extradition
were made out in Juneau and it is
hardly probable that the papers have
reached Washington at this time.
If the government is ready to go
to trial it is quite probable that Mc
ceedings and ask to be brought here
Donald will waive extradition pro
JUDGE WAITS FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS
This morning District Attorney
Kustgard received an answer from the
protest sent to Attorney General
Wickersham in relation to the sum
mons calling Judge Overfield to Cor
dova to testify in a pending case.
The reply of Mr. Wickersham fol
"Have no knowledge of the occas
ion for the subpoena to Judge Over
field. I am wiring the district attor
ney at Cordova for further instruc
tions in the meantime that Judge
Overfield remain until further infor
Judge Overfield received a wire
from the Attorney General with prac
tically the same wording. The Judge
also received a wire from Judge Ly
ons, at Cordova, to the effect that he
would only be needed in court one
day add that he could return to Ju
neau by the same boat.
IRENE TAYLOR IS
OUT OE PRISON
Irene Taylor, who has been an in
mate of the federal jail for the pa9t
five months pending trial for the
killing of John E. Anderson in Wran
gell. on July 22 last, was last night re
leased from prison.
The matter came about through mo
tion of her attorney Z. R. Cheney to
have the bail reduced from $6,000 to
$1,000. The motion was mode so her
attorney represented to the court be
cause his client's health was being
undermined by confinement under the
present accommodatons in the feder
pie of law that all persons were
pal of law that all persons were
deemed innocent until proven guilty
n prison waiting trial it was the prac
tice in all cvilized countries not to as
sociate the prisoners waiting trial
with those serving sentences for
crime. M*. Cheney called attention
to the fact that his client had been1
made the cellmate of Indian women
serving sentences, and that confine
ment under such circumstances was
endangering her health and he had
fears that her reason would be des
troyed should it continue much long
er. The marshal's office was not re
proached for the condition of the fed
eral Jail. The trouble is that the ac
commodation for female prisoners '.s
limited. He said that his client was
without friends in the city and the
only relief would be a reduction of
the bond to a cash bail that could be
put up by his client.
The marshal's office confirmed the
remarks anent the physical conditions
of the prisoner and the circumstances
existing in the federal jail. The dis
trict attorney's office acquiesced in
the relief asked for and upon the de
position of the bail money the prison
er was released. A temporary home
has been found for the prisoner in a
private family where she will remain
pending her trial.
The English Plum Pudding served
with the table d' hote dinner at the
Comercial Cafe is imported from
MT. JUNEAU LODGE
READY FOR BIG BALL
Mt Juneau Lodg , Xo. 147. F. &
A. M.. have completed preparations
for their first annual ball, which will
be held on Thursday evening. Dec.
21. at E!k5s hall. Xo invitations have
been issued to Masons and their fam
ilies, who are expected to attend with
out being formally invited. The
dance programs are ready and they
are unique and artistic in their design
?something entirely different from
the usual ball program.
The guests of Mt. Juneau lodge are
assured of a pleasant time, and true
GEORGE BURFORD GIVING
TO HIS PATRONS
Xeat and substantial little Christ
mas tokens in the form of first class
leather card cases and bill books are
being handed out to the patrons of
Burford's by George Burford himself.
These goods are quite expensive be
ing the product of the Johnson-Hoag
Company, of Xew York, who have
never been credited with turning out
an Inferior article. Mr. Burford has
Invested several hundred dollars in
these little tokens that are being giv
en as a mark of appreciation of the
good will shown his house.
Subscribe for The Empire.
Tom Radonich of the Commercial
Club bauquet comittee reports that
everything is raovng along smoothly.
The invitation cards are now being
printed and will be issued during the
coming week. All the preparations
for the intellectual feature of the en
tertainment are meeting with encour
i agement and approval. After dinner
speakers are warming up to the idea
and there promises ot be a flow of el
oquence In keeping with the spirit
that marks the occasion.
The provision for man, physical,
for this coming event must rest until
there has been some response to the
invitations that are to issued. Once
i the place cards are issued, the ca
terer will busy himself with an energy
unheard of In these sections.. Xom
says he will put tip a feed- that will
cause even the clams of Hoonah to
come out of their shells and talk.
The banquet is scheduled for Tues
day evening. January 14. The Juneau
public is required to remember the
The bar association of Juneau lost
night sent a wire to Attorney-General
Wickersham, stating that the entire
bar of the town of Juneau concurred
in District Attorney Rustgard's tele
gram protesting against the summons
calling Judge Overfield to Valdez at
It was ponted out that should a re
cess to declared for the purpose of
allowing the Judge to go, there were
grave fears that present term in Ju
neau would lapse, necessitating the
calling of another term of court.
Attention is called to the congested
civil calendar as yet practically un
touched and to the criminal docket
including the cases untried and also
those to be investigated by the grand
jury. It was shown that the govern
ment would be put to an enormous ex
pense on account of the many witness
es who were here now by process
waiting to testify. It was further
pointed out that the delay following
a postponement of the matters on
hnnd would work a personal hardship
The grand jury this morning
brought in six indctments. Two of
them were secret; one against Jas.
Doyle was returned not a true bill;
the other three were true bills against
James Donovan, Antone De Grande,
and John Harris. All of the indict
ments made public are for the crime
of selling liquor to Indians.
The second trial of A1 Lundgren
on the charge of selling liquor to In
dians was finished and the case taken
by the jury at 11:30. This second
trial erquired two special venires to
talling 23, and the first trial practi
cally exhausted the regular panel.
John Erwick and Hans Magnussou
plead guilty to the indictment of giv
ing liquor to Indians. Harry Wil
liams, John Jackson and Sam Jack
son plead not guilty to the same!
N. L. Burton filed a demurrer to
the Indictment gainst George Hem
minger for selling liquor to Indians.
Hokns?Old Gotrox died worth $6,
. 000.000. He never took a vacation in
Pokus?Ah! Gone to his first rest,
NEW YORK, Dec. 24.?A blizzard
which In momentarily growing in
fury has been sweeping over this city
and the Atlantic Coast since midnight.
Many vessels have been blown ashore.
SEATTLE, Dec. 24.?C. H. Shepard,
a former purser of the steamer Hum
boldt. has been arrested for conpliclty
In the gold dust robbery from the
Humboldt three years ago.
STILL IN DOUBT
As '/he Empire goes to press there
Is still some doubt as to whethen
Judge Overfield will go to the West
ward on the Mariposa tonight.
The judge said that he was prepar
ing for both contingencies.
Court was adjourned until Thurs
day morning at 10 o'clock, subject
to an order setting a different date
which order will be issued in case
he docs leave tonight.
THE HOUSE TO DO
DEAL OE PROBING
WASHINGTON. Dec. 24. ? It was
stated today that as soou as Congres
reassembles the House wll appoint
seven new committees to begin as
many different investigation^ of al
leged national abuses.
ARRIVES AT COLON
COLON. Panama. Dec. 24.?President
Tuft and party arrived hero today
on the battleship Arkansas Presi
dent Pablo Arasoraena, of the repub
lic of Panama, has arranged for a
Christmas ball in honor of Presi
dent Taft and the visiting Americans.
SENATOR KERN BEGINS
INDIANAPOLIS. Dec. 24.?United
States Senator John W. Kern this
morning began his opening address
for the defense In the dynamite con
VERDICT IS "GUILTY"
A1 Lundgren was found guilty by
the jury in his second trial. Clemency
was recommended to the court
A RAILROAD AGENT
MURDERED IN BOX CAR
MOBILE, Ala., Dec. 24.?Alexander
McNeil, special agent of the Mobile
& Ohio railroad, was shot to deatii
in a baggage car last night and Ms
body thrown onto a bridge while the
train was in motion.
Napoleon Jones, a negro porter, has
been arrested and charged with the
I I 1 I IHI I I I I I I I II I I I I I I l l
;; Marine Notes;;
?II I I I I I I I I I I I I II I I M I I I II I
The Dolphin left Ketchikan at 8 o'
clock this morning and should be in
Juneau before noon tomorrow.
The Northwestern is due from the
Westward at 4 o'clock this afternoon
and will leave for the South about 5
The Mariposa left Ketchikan at 7
o'clock last night and should arrive
in Juneau at six tonight
The Georgia will return from Sitka
Thursday morning, sailing the next
day for Skagway.
The Yukon is expected Thursday
night or Friday morning from the
The Curacao sails from Seattle the
zThe Alki is due Dec. 30.
The Palncess May is Due Jan. 1.1
POSTOFFICE OPEN TOMORROW
The Postofflce will be open tomor
row, Christmas Day, between the
hours of 12 and 2 p. m., for the ac
commodation of patrons.
LOST?A Greek letter Sigma Chi
fraternity pin, cross-shaped, enameled
front, gold base. Reward; H. E.
Meyer, Surveyor-General office. t.f.
Allies Demand Most
LONDON, Dec. 24.?Trie peace con
ference Is holding daily sessions and
all Europe is showing groat interest
n the meeting of the plenpotentlarles.
The demands of the Balkan allies
from Turkey have been formulated
and presented to the conference.
"These demands include the cession
by Turkey of al tlhe territory lying
west of a line drawn from Rodosto
on the Sea of Marmora to the Bay of
Malatra on the Black Sea, excluding^
the pennisula of Glllipolt; and also
the cession of all the iBlands in the
Aegean Sea occupied by the Greeks
in the present war and by the Ital-j
[ tans in their recent war with Tur
The cession to Greoce of all Tur
key's rights in the Island of Crete
The status of Albania is to be de
cided after the treaty of peace has
Should the allies receive the terri
tory asked for Turkey will have noth
ing left in Europe save the peninsula
on which Constantinople is located
and the . Gallipolis Pcnnlnsuli
a narrow strip of land between the
Dardanelles and the Gulf of Saros.
UP A TRAIN
l SPRINGFIELD, Ilia., Dec. 24. ?
Last night a number of bandits de
tached the express car on a Chloago
and Alton railroad train, near this
city, and made four unsuccessful at
te mpts to blow up the safes.
They, however, secured $20,000 from
an open safe, which the express mos
senger had not time to eiosc. The
robbers succeeded in getting away
with their loot.
TWO OPERATIONS ON
LONDON, Dec. 24.?Dispatches from
Delhi, India, to the British govern
ment, state that Lord Hardinge, vice
roy of India, who was wounded by a
bomb hurled at him from a housetop,
on Sunday, has undergone two op
The surgeons have extracted pieces
of the explosive from thi - viceroy's
left shoulder and should no serious
Complications arise, he wll have n
speedy recovery. His assailant has
not been captured.
NEW YORK, Dec. 24.?A raid made
on the New York offices of the Ster
ling Debenture Company, at 1502
Broadway, was followed by a state
ment today by the federal authori
ties that the company has sold $33,
000,000 of stocks, most of which were
| The company maintained extensive
oillces and employed a large number
SUPREME COURT RECESS.
"?Washington, Dec. 24. ? The
United States Supreme Court yester
day took a recess until January 8.
N. H. Johnson, the local fish mag
nate enegaged in cod-fshlng will leave
on the Mariposa for Seward. From
the last named place he will proceed
to Sand Point. Mr. Johnson will re
turn in the spring.
FEMMER & RITTER
See this firm for all kinds of dray
tng and hnuling. We guarantee sat
isfaction and reasonable prices. Coal
delivered promptly. Femmer & Rlt
ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor
ner. Phone 314. Residence phones
402 or 403. ???
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?: Personal Mention;;
O. C. Harland, M. Hanson, J. N.
StefTgron and Frank Tascher have tak
en passage on the Northwestern for
Chas. Rudy of the Bar is registered
at the Occidental.
Louis Wolfe has returned to town.
J. E. Currier is in town to spend
Mrs. Louis C. Cherry will be a pas
senger on the Dolphin next sailing
for the South. Mrs. Cherry will en
joy an extended visit in the States,
returning in the spring.
Mr. Cherry has recently acepccd
the position of cashier at the Jualin
Mine and it is his intention to es
tablish his home at that place in the
WILL OBSERVE CHRISTMAS.
The force of The Alaska Dally Em
pire will observe Christmas Day,
hence there will be no Issue of the
ATHENS, Dec. 24.?The recuper
ated Turkish fleet has bombarded the
island of Tenedos In the Aegean Sea.
EL PASO, Tex., Dec. 24. ? A dis
patch to the Herald says that the
town of Casas Grandes, southwest of
Juarez, has been taken by the rebels.
The rebels are under the personal
command of General Orozco.
It 18 also reported that a federal
column eight hundred strong march
ing against Ascension, was defented
by the revolutionists and the com
mander General Blanco, taken prison
er; The federal garrison at Ascen
sion was annihilated by the rebels on
YAQUIS CARRY OFF
*,,, . . MEXICAN WOMEN
EL PASO, Tex.. Dec. 24. ? A dis
patch to the Herald states that the
Yaqul Indians after slaughtering
many people, at San Marclal, carried
off a number of young women to the
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. ? The
American Society for the Promotion
of Peace In session at Washington,
rejected a resolution recommending
that the Supreme Court of the United
States act as arbitrator in interna
22 ARE DROWNED
MOBILE. Dec. 23.?The British
schooners Georglana and Cartagena
have foundered in a hurricane in the
Gulf of Mexico, drowning twenty-two
persons, including Capt. Woods and
family of the Georglana.
The first mid-winter flowershow
of the North will be inaugurated at
the Winter & Pond Store on the ar
rvial of he Mariposa, the entire up
per half of the store has been con
verted into a conservatory for the
display of roses chrysanthemums, car
nations and violets. A cordial invi
tation is extended to the public. It.
FIGHTING AT JANINA
CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 23.?Dis
patches received here state that se
vere fighting still continues at Ja
MASONS ELECT OFFICERS
ML Juneau Lodge, No. 147, F. &
A. M? at its regular communication
last night elected the following offi
cers for the next Masonic year: Wor
shipful Master, J. H. Howitson; Sen
ior Warden, H. T. Tripp; Junior War
den, W. H. Case; Treasurer, J. W.
Bell; Secretary, J. F. Pugh.
HIGH GRADE CANDIES
Tho Curacao brought me a fresh
lot of Augustine & Kyer's "Queen Vic
toria" and McDonald's "400" choco
These are tho highest grade can
dies ever offered for sale in Juneau,
and if you want the beBt, I have it.
J. E. BARRAGAR,
Post Office Store.
Now is the time to buy holly a!
Job Printing at The Empire Office
British Treaty to be
Allowed to Lapse
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24?The re
newal of the Panama canal discussion
of tolls caused by the attitude of
the British government, and the sug
gestion that tho question be arbitrat
ed has called forth a statement from
Senator Porter J. McCumber, of North
Dakota. As the easiest means of es
caping tho arbitration, Senator MC:
Cumber proposes to allow the exist
ing treaty with Great Britain to ox
pre by limitation in May next.
In the debates on the Panama bill
last summer it was apparent that Sen
ators favoring concessions to Amer
lean bottoms were determined to hold
up indefinitely any treaty fixing the
terms of submission for the arbitra
tion of the question at issue, whether
the existing treaty remained in force
or not. Mr. McCumber thinks that
rather than put the United States in
the position of violating an express
treaty stipulation requiring arbtra
tlon, this, government should let the
existing convention with Great Brit
ain die by default. He is certain that
even if the State Department were
willing to renew the treaty the ad
vice and consent of the Senate would
SENATOR GORE DECLARES HIMSELF
SEATTLE, Dec. 24.?Senator Thom
as P. Gore, of Oklahoma, writing to a
Democratic friend in this city who
had urged Senator Gore to consent
to the confirmation of C. W. How
ard as Judge of the federal court for
the Western district of Washington,
says in part: "You will hAve to be
pretty busy in order to show me the
propriety of and advisability of nom
inating and confirming a Republican
judge after sixteen years of Repub
lican rule and Democratic exile.
With the very highest respect lor the
wishes of yourself I am obliged to dis
sent. I think the judiciary should be
free from partisanship, but I am not
bo magnanimous as to favor a bench
which is unanimously Republican."
WILSON FLIT LIKE
TRENTON, Dec. 24. ? Governor
WilHon spent all day yesterday in his
office here considering application for
pardon of prisoners in the different
penal and reformatory state institu
tions. Asked how ho felt last night,
Governor Wilson replied:
"I feel like a squeezed sponge."
RUSSIA HANDS OUT
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 24.?Sus
pected of beng engaged In a revolu
tionary plot the Russian government
lias caused the arrest of hundreds of
college students in this city.
VALDEZ, Dec. 24.?The indictment
against E. T. Barnette, president of
tho failed Washington-Alaska bank,
of Fairbanks, for conversion of the
assets of the bank to his own use,
was dismissed yesterday on motion
of District Attorney Crossley.
This ends all the cases against
Barnette, save that of misdemeanor,
in which he was convicted. Argument
for a new trial in this case was be
gun yesterday by Attorney Albert
Fink of Barnotte's counsel.
On Thursday Judge Lyons will take
up tho case against Frank W. Hawk
ins, cashier of the dead bank, also on
an Indictment alleging unlawful con
version of the funds of the institution.
There is small chance of Hawkins'
HICKEY GETS 20 YEARS
BUFFALO, Dec. 23.?Hickey today
was sentenced to serve twenty years
in the penitentiary.
THE MIGHTY HUNTERS
The launch Grace E. arrived from
Warm Springs last night bringing a
trio of mighty huntsmen. The per
sonnel of this heroic group includes
Billy Garster, Marian Goldstein, N.
Jones, all of whom bear reputation
of being experts in the chase.
The gentlemen mentioned have
been gone for the past month and
their rendezvous was In and about
the Warm Springs section, said to be
rich in fish, fowl and fauna. They
are all burdened with roBy, healthy
complexions and arc long on whis
kers. Other trophies seem to bo lack
ing?but what's the odds?
YOU GET NEW IDEAS
as you look through my holiday stock.
It Is a practical demonstration of pos
sibilities in gathering under one roof
nearly everything to make people
happy at Christmas time.
E. Valentine's Jewelry Store, Juneau
Tf quantity and quality are what you
want; you should see Valentine's cut
glass before making your purchases.
Many now and benutlful designs are
displayed, not 'heretofore seen In
t Alaska. ???
Finest line of Calabash pipes in
. Alaska at BURFORD'S
SURE CURE EOR
BERLIN, Dec. 23.?Dr. Frederick
Freidman, discoverer of a tuberculo
sis serum claims that he has cured
six hundred cases of the worts phases
of the disease. Dr. Friedman injects
into the patient's body a bacilli ser
um obtained from turtles. He asserts
that it will cure any case of tubercu
losis. He also states that should it
fail he will make no charge for the
WOMAN'S CARD CLUB
VIOLATES THE LAW
KANSAS CITY, Dec. 24.?Woman
card parties, conducted under the
name of clubs not requiring a mem
bership card or a special invitation,
were branded a violation ot the gam
bling law by Judge Burney.
The case in court was that of Mrs.
Laura Setzer, charged with disturb
ing the peace following a quarrel with
Mrs. Frances Thompson at a meeting
of the Progressive High Five Club.
After Mrs. Thompson had adminis
tered a friendly but resounding slap
on the cheek of her attorney to at
test to the severity of the blow she
received, the court discharged Mrs.
Setzer with a reprimand.
The testimony showed that the club
often had met in a public hall, that
25 centB had been charged players
and that as many as fifty women had
taken part In games for przes.
The club was placed under the ban
of the court.
TO GO ON STRIKE
NEW YORK, Dec. 24? As a result
of a referendum vote the Garment
Workers' Unions of this city have de
cided to inaugurate a strike for in
creased wages and the improvement
of conditions in the workshops.
To My Friends and Patrons:
I wish to thank you for the friend
ship and patronage extended to me
during the year now drawing to a
close; and I hope the coming year
will be one of happiness and pros
perity for all.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year, I am.
The other day an order was des
patched from Jualin at 12 non sharp
for certain Xmas goods to be sent
from Burford's. At 12:02 the goods
wero being packed?all of which is
a testimonfal of some importance to
the effectiveness of the now wireless
station at Jualin and the business
methods of Burford's.
Diamonds, always a wise Invest
ment, are unusually so at this time.
Ours are imported under auspices so
favorable as to enable us to offer
you better values than we believe
you'll obtain elsewhere. ???
I. J. SHARRICK.
Hot chili beans all the time at
Lockie McKinnon's Mayflower. tf
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