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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
. VOL. >, NO. 15. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1912. PRICE TEN CENTS ATTEMPT MADE TO KILL PRESIDENT WHAT SHALL BE DONE WITH THE ALASKA LEGISLATURE? Considerable concern Is being manifested about town anent the prob lem of providing a suitable place in which to hold the first sessions of Alaska's first legislature, and for housing its members. Many weeks ago the Commercial Club took the matter up and appoint ed Mayor Bishop and President John Reck, of the Commercial Club, a com mittee to investigate and report. Re ports made at subsequent meetings show that the situation is not at all satisfactory. The bare fact stands out that there is not a building in the town of Juneau suitable for the service re quired except the federal court build ing. When Delegate Wickersham passed through here he suggested that the court house could be used and stated that the organic act provided the leg islature with power to appropriate rental money. The difficulty howev er lies in the fact that the courthouse 's very apt to be engaged In the reg ular business for which it was con structed at the time the legislature must meet. The Odd Fellows building is avail able except when wanted for lodge purpose.?. In this building there would be room for one branch of the legis lature to hold its sessions, but no committee rooms. The Elk's hall can be had under the same conditions a3 the Odd Fellow's building but the ad vantages to be had are no better. President John Reck things that each branch of the legislature will probably have to meet In separate buildings while offices or committee rooms will have to be looked up in other buildings. A downtown business man said: "As a matter of civic pride the peo ple of Juneau should take more in terest in the situation. Something should be done toward securing suit able place for the legislature to hold its sessions in without spreading it self all over the townslte." "There is hardly another town in all Alaska that would have been caught in the unprepared state that now confronts Juneau in the matter of entertaining and caring for visitors," said another. "Juneau needs a first class hotel," said J. C. McBride, "and there must bo a united and intelligent effort made to get it If we haven't money enough here to establish such an institution then we must make the object attrac ! tive to outside capital. When the sit uation becomes understood by hotel men throughout the country there is is not the slightest doubt but that capital will seek investment here in this field. The talk by irresponsible parties about proposed hotels and ho tel buildings should be discouraged as such false reports may keep desirable people from investigating the field that Is now offered." There is not the slightest doubt among thinking business men that with the meeting of the legislature their will come a swarm of visitors who will wish to attend the sessions. Just how the matter of caring for them is a problem, that although real, has not as yet bestirred anyone to un usual activity. GOVERNOR'S HOUSE TO BE OPENED JAN. 1 The finishing touches are being giv en to the governor's new mansion. The furniture and fittings are being in stalled and from present Indications the work will be completed by the end of the week. Governor and Mrs. Clark will hold the cusomtary New Year's reception In the new home. THE MARIPOSA'S INCOMING LIST The Mariposa arrived from Seattle at 11 o'clock Tuesday night, bringing a large mail and an unusually large passenger list for this time of the year. Beside the Juneau passengers there were many for the cities to the Westward. Following is the list: for Juneau ?Zila B. Markham. enroute to Sitka: Miss M. Hockett. euroute to Haines; Frank Feron. Capt. Mullen, Mrs. M. Blain. Mrs. M. A. Lievers. F. Jos lin. Ike Sowerby. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Itaynolds. F. A. Hertog, Robt. C'raig. Col. Wm. Winn. E. A .Zachow, W. Nightingale. Ray Winn, H. Pillsuer, W. Krammer. H. Panunsen, Roy al A. Gunnison. A. M. Rose. Mr. and Mrs. N. P. Clarkberg, Miss Agnes Oram. Frank Cleary, Jack Chase. E. G. Wetzler For Cordova?E. A. Heacock, C. P. Hazelett. S. J. and S. P. Waite. E. T. Gray. J. J. Vestal, John Farrel, C. I*. Vawter, J.Wain. Frank Turner. For Valdez?Norman Merchant, A1 Sullivan, Mrs. J. Graham, M. J. Mc Alister. Gilbert Ellis. For Seward?George R. Vance and E. Milligan. For Ellamar?W. J. Wright. CHRISTMAS MAIL ARRIVES Postmaster PTarl Hunter and his as sistants have certainly had a busy Christmas. The Mariposa brought 19S sacks of mail. Beside this there were a few sacks from the Westward on the Northwestern and a few from the South on the Dolphin. MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS Mariposa sailed West Dec. 24 Northwestern sailed ...South Dec. 24 Dolphin sailed North Dec. 25 Yukon sailed West Dec. 26 Arrived Santa Anna from South Dec. 26 Yukon from South Dec. 26 Mariposa from South Dec. 24 Northwestern from.West Dec. 24 Dolphin ..., from South Qec. 25 To Arrive Alki Dec. 30 Humboldt Jan. 2 Princess May Jan. 1 Yukon Dec. 26 Curacao Dec. 30 To Sail Dolphin South Dec. 27 Princess May South Jan. 2 Alkl South Dec. 3fl REMEMBER THE 2STH OF DECEMBEF Calendar day at the Winter & Pon<i Store. December 28. VALUABLE PROPERTY IN LITIGATION H. E. Ellis and associates of Val dez, wha are the owners and oper ators of the famous ClifT Mine, today filed in the local land office an ad? verse claim against the application of the Gold BlufT Mining Company, Alfred B. Isles, president, for patents to certain lode mining claims desig nated as Gold Bluff No. 1, No. 2, and No. 4. It Is alleged by Ellis et al that the claims sought to be' pat ented, belong to protestants. Mining Patents Have Been Issued The local land office is in receipt of a patent Issued to the North Alaska Salmon Company, for soldiers addi tional homestead claim at the mouth of Nushagek river. A patent is also issued to Alfred Greenbaum, Nuga island, under the same conditions. The lands are pre sumably used as cannery sites. WILL SERVE GOOD MEALS A LA CARTE Ernest Warren, manager of the Commercial Cafe wishes to announce that meals will be served hereafter a la carte in that establishment And that luncheon will be made a spec ialty. The lunch counter and new furn iture is expected In a few days. AN ANNIVERSARY DINNER. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. D. Garfield en tertained friends at their home on Dec. 25, the occasion being a Christ mas and wedding anniversary dinner. The table was centered with a min iature Christmas tree and the rooms were cheery with Christmas greens and wreaths. Red-Bhaded candles were used for lighting. Covers were The guests were Judge and Mrs. laid for seven. Overfield, Mr. and Mrs. Strong, and Judge J. R. Winn. NEW LAND OFFICE REGULATION A new regulation has been issued by the secretary of the interior tc the effect that all applications foi surveys under the "trade and manu facturing site law." and the "sol diers* additional homestead law,' must be filed with the registrar ant receiver of the United States lan? office in the district in which the land Is situated. MORE POWER DRILLS START ON TUNNEl The power drills were started oi the bayside portal of Tunnel No. 3, o ! the Alaska-Juneau development worl i two days ago. Tonight It is planned to put on i night crew so that the drills will b ; pounding away all the time. I Now Is the time to buy holly a GOLDSTEIN'S. ?? China Swats The British PEKIN, Dec. 26.?The Chinese gov ernment has declined to make a new treaty with Great Britain with re gard to Thibet. In its note of declin ation the Chineso government ox pressed regret that Great Britain had threatened, in the event of China's re fusal to make a now treaty, not to recognize the Chinese republic. SALE UNDER WAY % FOR BUSINESS LOT Negotiations are pending for the purchase of the upland holdings of Jas. Fitzgerald on lower Franklin street Mr. Fitzgerald intends to retain his waterfront property. The property to be sold includes the present store building. TRIAL OF IRENE TAYLOR HAS BEEN SET The trial of Irene Taylor, on trial for shooting a man in Wrangell, has been set to follow the case of the United States vs. the Pacific Wharves and Trading Co. WILL FIGHT FOR THEIR LIBERTY The Three soldiers indicted on Dec. 17 for complicity in the robbery of Win. Kanoff, at Haines, on Sept. 9, last, have determined to put up a fight for their liberty. This morning each of the three, Joseph E..Parront, Milton D. Psils and Peter Collander, demanded sep arate trials. The government an nounced that it would try Collander first and the case will probably come up Saturday. Patrick L. Young has already plead ed guilty to tho robbery and It is thought that he will testify In behalf of the defendants. E. A. Austin, L. B. Jarvis. G. H. Neary, employed by the Guggenheim* In the Idltarod are passengers south bound on the Northwestern. Judge Royal A. Gunnison returned home on the Mariposa. Col. Wm. Winn returned Tuesdaj aight on the Mariposa. Ike Sowerby returned on the Marl posa after several weeks In the States. C. P. Hazlett, head of the Cordova Light & Power Company, and heavj real estate owner, is aboard the Mar *posa enroute home. 0. L. Vawter, the U. S. deput; marshal at Tanana Is aboard the Mar 'posa enroute to Fairbanks and Tan ana. E. F. Gray, the copper king of Cop per Mountain, is aboard the Marl posa enroute to the mines. E. A. Heacock, a member of the Fairbanks city council, Is aboard the Mariposa enroute to his home. Oscar Larsen, an employee of Ja fet LInderberg, is on the Northwest ern. J. E. Currier has moved from Sheei creek to the Perseverance mine. N. C. Woodring, a Cordova mer chant. Is aboard the Northwestern, en I route to the StateB. W. Wilson and wife are on the the Northwestern, enroute to Seattle Mr. Wilson is a Valdez business man. H. Seddon, of Idltarod Is a boar a Northwestern enroute to the States. A HEARTY WELCOME. Captain Thomas Moore was the acknowledged real Santa Claus of the Christmas of 1912. In command of the splendid liner Mariposa he speed ed north on a record-breaking trip to deliver to the people of Juneau the many messages of love and cheer bo anxiously looked for. The Mariposa arrived in Juneau early'Tuesday eve i ning, in ample time for the delivery of mail and express packages. The I merchants were kept busy filling , their orders for fresh vegetables, the . markets were piled high with tur keys, and smiles of sweet content 11 . laminated the faces of all as they ? greeted the popular commander of the I Mariposa with the salutation, "Ju9t j In time and Merry Christmas!" BOX RENT IS CHEAPER NOW Postmaster Hunter is collecting box rent for the next quarter undei i the new ruling which goes into effect f on Jan. 1. Under this new ruling th< k box rent is reducved per month to r schedule of 45, 60 and 75 cents, ac a cording to the size arid location o e the box. The postmaster says the re duced rent will cause a perceptible falling off in the receipts of the lo t cal office. ? __________ Extra Session Date Changed to Mar. 15 TRENTON. N. J.. Doc. 26.?Follow lng a conference hero between Pres ident-elect Wilson and Speaker Champ Clark, Mr. Wilson announced that he would probably call the extra ordinary session of Congress on March 16, instead of April 15, as here tofore Btated. It was stated that the proposed change of date .to a month earlier, Is made in order that no time may be lost In getting to work on the tariff, and thus relievo any suspense that might be felt as to what kind of re vision is intended. SEATTLE PAPER SUED FOR $80,000 SEATTLE, Dec. 26.?The Seattle Daily Times has been sued by Reg inald H. Thomson, fromer city engin eer of Seattle, for defamation of char acter. Thomson askB for damages to the amount of 180,000. He resigned aa city engineer two years ago to ac cept a position with the Canadian gov ernment at Victoria, B. C., where he has been engaged In improving the harbor. During his occupancy of the office of chief engineer the Times made con stant assaults upon Thomson, main ly through Its news columns, but oc casionally turning loose its editorial columns upon him. Steel Trust Raise Wages NEW YORK. Dec. 26.?The United States Steel Corporation, popularly known as the Steel Trust, has an nounced an Increase of wages begin ning on Jan. 1, for Its 200,000 employ ees. Comment is made upon the trust's announcement, because of the fact that the steel schedule is one that will be thoroughly revised when Congress meets in extra session. AUSTRIA'S ATTITUDE DISQUIETS EUROPE LONDON, Dec. 26.?Austria's fail ure to demobolize h&r army is proving a greater source of disquiet than the task of arranging peace. Austria has been spending vast sums of money mobollzinz troops 'at various points, and it is pointed out that she is in a state of prepared ness for Instant action, almost The Times, commenting on the Austrian situation, decides that thai country cannot afford the expendit ures Bhe is making at this time, and the paper adds that Austria evident ly fears something that is not likely to happen. It is learned from official sources by the St Petersburg correspondent of the Daily Mall that an Austrian army corpB of 40,000 men is on a war footing at Lemberg, Crascow, Kaschan, Tenesvar and Gratz. And further, the military authorities are railways and bridges on the Russian arming the people and guarding the frontier. According to one report Austria has demanded a diminution in the present strength of the Servian army ?a demand t owhich Servla, in her present temper, is hardly likely to agree. NORTHWESTERN TAKES MANY TO OUTSIDE The Northwestern passed South on Tuesday afternoon, calling at Ju neau at 4 o'clock. Passengers aboard were: M. Ash ton, E. A. Austin, Miss Georgia Adams, A. T. Armstrong, O. J. Anderson, P. R. Bates, Ray Brum baugh. E. N. Brownell, L. Black, W. Thos. Collier, P. Campbell, L. R. Con way, Miss D. Davis, Tod Date, W. E. Brown. F. R. Bunce, A. Brocklund, N. Ellis, J. J. Falstad, W. P. Gary, Dr. Drew, Fred Ewholm, F. Erickson, L. G. Hamilton, E. J. Jensen, L. B. Jar Hopkins, P. Hopkins, Mrs. M. Hlckey, vis, W. Keeler, J. Lewis, Oscar Lar sen, J. Letterman, Mrs. L. Mantan ga, H. Nicholson, Jas. McGavock, B. B. Metheney, G. Montanga, H. E. Mc Intyre, Theo. McMahon, J. S. McKen zle and wife, G. H. Neary, J. H. Ol son, Bert Poe, P. J. Rlckert, W. Rhodes, Mrs. R. Roby, H. Seddon. Clyde Seabrooke, T. J. Scott, C. E. Taylor, G. W. Woods and wife, W. Wilson and wife, N. C. Woodrlng. SNOWSLIDE VICTIMS SENT OUTSIDE ' The remains of John McGavock, Bud Gallagher and Leo Muth, who ? were killed In the Gray's camp snow ' slide at Copper Mountain .are aboard 1 the Northwestern. They are being ? sent Outside for burial. r WHITNEY SELLS HOME 5 NEW YORK. Dec. 24.?Harry Payn. Whitney has sold the home that hi purchased in Paris. Adrianople Is The Crux LONDON, Dec. 26.?The possession of Adrianople Is the one bone of con tention before the peace conference. The Balkan allies are determined in their demand that this port be award ed to them, and Turkey will absolute ly refusce to consent The allies have agreed as to the boundaries for Albania and as to Its autonomy. WIPE STAYS OUT HUBBY SHOOTS SEATTLE, Dec. 26.?Having passed the night out, Mrs. Fred Curtis, re turning to her home in a taxicab, wab shot in the hip by her husband, who Is an attorney of this city. SPECIAL AGENT HAGLER RECEIVES PROMOTION F. Earl Hagler, who has been for the past year and a half a special em ploy of the governor's office to en force the liquor law in Alaska, has been transferred at his own request back to the Internal Revenue Service and will be stationed at his old home in Tennessee. Upon the recommendation of Gov. Clark he received a distinct promo tion in the Revenue Service where he was formerly employed, being given the appointment of special gauger at a salary amounting to upwards of three thousand dollars per annum ex clusive of travel while engaged on official business. Mr. Hagler Is per haps the youngest man in the Intern al Revenue-Service who ever received bo important an appointment in that service. WITNESSES IN BANK CASES GOING OUT A. T. Armstrong, Ray Brumbaugh, B. B. Metheney, J. S. McKenxie, E. J. Jensen, P. Hopkins, C. E. Taylor, and J. Latterman, all of whom have been attending as witnesses in the Washington-Alaska bank cases at Val dez, wore aboard the Northwestern southbound.. GOVERNOR OF CANAL ZONE. PANAMA, Oec. 26.?President Taft has formally tendered the governor ship of the Canal Zone to Colonel George W. Goethals, chairman of the Canal Commission. Colonel Goethals has signified his intention to accept It. JACK JOHNSON AMONG MILLIONAIRES CHICAGO, Dec. 24.?Jack Johnson has purchased a summer home in the millionaire colony at Lake Geneva, and he proposes to establish a Negro club at that place. GOV. Wilson has GRIPPE. . TRENTON, N. J., Dec. 26.?Gover . nor Wood row Wilson is suffering from I a slight attack of la grippe. DYNAMITE CASES GO TO JURY TONIGHT INDIANAPOLIS. Dec. 26.?The clos s ing addresses in the dynamite caset 9 will be finished thiB afternoon and will go to the jury tonight Kiosk Dynamited as President Passes PANAMA, Dec. 26?Shortly after President Taft passed on his way to tho ball glvon In his honor last night at tho National theatre, a Kloskon Central Avenue was dynamited. One person was badly Injured. Several nrrests have been made by the local police. It Is believed in some quarters that it was a deliberate attempt to assas sinato President Taft, but that he paused on his way to the theatre earl ier than was expected. The Panama that is was the work of a dissatisfied officials express doubt that it was intended to kill Mr. Taft, but allego Panama group, who wished only to lntimedate the President, and thus show their disapproval of the United States in its relations to Panama. The National theatre is located on the Plaza de la Cathedral, and al most directly opposite the theatre the Kiosk was located. It was a small affair and was used as a news stand. The little building was blown into fragments. GOVERNMENT QUITS INVESTIGATION SEATTLE, Dec. 26. ? The United States government through District Attorney B. W. Coiner, has announced the indefinite postponement of the investigation of the McAlplne-Mac kay-Bushnell group of two hundred coal claims in the Cook inlet section [ of Alaska. The investigation was ordered some time ago, but little progress has been made with It. It has not been stated Just why the government has decided on its present course In relation to the claims. WILL MAKE WALDO TALK NEW YORK, Dec. 26.?Police Com missioner Rhnielander Waldo, who declined to appear before the alder manic committee, investigating po lice conditions, will be compelled to meet the comlmttee. Today he was Berved with a subpoena. GEN. WOOD LEADS PARADE. WASHINGTON, Dec. 26.?General Leonard Wood has been selected to lead the parade on inauguration day. ATTEMPTS ASSASSINATION TOKIO, Dec. 26.?An attempt was made to assassinate Prince Yamaga ta, president of the Japanese privy council, and Supreme Councillor of Japan. The would-be assassin es caped. BEN WISEMAN IS ALSO A SUSPECT SEATTLE, Dec. 26.?Ben Wiseman, who Is held here on a charge of smuggling opium intothe country, it is charged, is Implicated with C. H. Shepard, the former purser of the steamer Humboldt, who has been ar rested for complicity in the robbery of gold dust from that steamer sev eral years ago. DREDGING GROUND ON KENAI PENINSULA W. M. Geary, oi the Kenai Dredg ing Company, which has been oper ating a small dredge on Kenal pen insula, was a passenger on the North western enroute to Seattle. The com pany in which Mr. Geary is interest ed found their dredge too small for practical work, and a dredge of the Bucvrus type will be Installed noxt spring. The ground owned by the Ke nai Dredging Company carries gold in paying Quantities according to the tests that have been made. Mr. Geary believes that Kenal peninsula has a great future as a mining section, both for quartz and dredging purposes. THE LAST MEAL AT THE OCCIDENTAL The dinner which was served at the Occidental hotel Christmas Eve, marked the closing of an epoch in the history of Juneau. Yesterday was the first time in the life of the hotel, since is was estab lished by John Olds in 1881, that tho public has been denied a hospitable meal at that hostelry. Juneau, like many other towns, has worn the hectic flush of fever-mad rushes ? and suffered afterward throuh the dark relapse following. In halcyon days, eating houses sprang up, flourished and died, but the din ing room of the Occidental continued to serve its public. Today is 1b no more. The Occidental henceforth will be strictly on the European plan, says John P. Olds, who has succeed ed as manager to the house founded by his father. Every thing that will please a smok er may be found at BURFORD'S. Watch R. R. Nelson's place eapeclal ly his show cases, when looking foi a Xmas gift. tf ' Hot chili beans all the tlmo a Lockio McKlnnon's Mayflower. tf ? TAFT LOOKING OVER CANAL PANAMA, Dec. 26.?President Tnft has completed his investigation of the Atlantic end of the canai. He in spected the immense locks at Gatun, the spillway of the Chagres river dam, Gatun lake and the great Cu lebrn cut, now practically finished. The work on the canal at Culebra to the terminus at Balboa on the Pacific side will be inspected tomorrow. MISS TAFT ACTS AS THE HOSTESS WASHINGTON, Dec. 26.?Miss Hel en Taft was hostess at the White House yesterday. The young lady presided with unusual grace at the dinner and distributed presents to the guests. NEGRO ROBBER KILLED TULSA, Okla., Dec. 25.?A negro who was caught robbing the safe In - the depot of the St. Louis and San Francisco railroad in this city, was shot by Detective W. S. Gordon and Walter Daniels, a Negro porter. HAS HAD EXPERIENCE TRENTON, N. J., Dec. 26,?Miss Isabello Hanger, who has been select ed aB secretary to Mrs. Woodrow Wil son, served as secretary to Mrs. Theo dore Roosevelt, while the Colonel was president. SAYS VALDEZ HAS A PROMISING FUTURE When the Northwestern left Valdez on here last trip for the South, there were six feet of snow In the streets of the town, according to Dr. M. M. Hopkins, who is a passenger on the steamer enroute to San Diego, Calif., where ho lias a winter home. Dr. Hopkins is enthusiastic over the mining outlook of the ValdeZ dis trict, which, he says, has a magnifi cent future. "That section is developing along permanent lines," he said, "and quite a number of mines will soon be pro ducers. "We hear much talk of Juneau and this section and there Is no doubt of the future of this region. In fact all Alaska is coming to the front" .THREE SENTENCED. John Erwick was sentenced by Judge Overfield on Tuesday to eight months in the federal Jail for giving liquor to Indions. For the same of fense Hons Magnussen received a sentence of nine months, and Anthony Kelt 10 months. LIBELEE MYLIUS ORDERED DEPORTED NEW YORK, Dec. 24.?Edward My lius, convicted last year of libeling King George of England In a publica tion which he issued in Paris, has been ordered deported. He*had al ready served a sentence. Mylius al leged that King George had married ? the daughter of an English nibleman ? secretly prior to his marriage to . Princess May, of Hesse. I See the new.Goid Belt City spoon, designed by Winter & Pond. tf.