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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
:-??????' ? -JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY DECEMBER 27, 1912." PRICE TEN CENTS GOV. CLARK FILES ANNUAL REPORT The Annual Report of Governor Clark Governor Clark's annual report to the secretary of the Interior for the year 1912 has just been released. The first paragraph states that while there hus been a small increase in the num ber of inhabitants that may be re garded as attached to the soil, there is without doubt a considerable de crease in the population of Alaska as a whole. The reasons assigned by the governor are the diminished activ ity in placer mining of the interior nud inadequate land laws. The people are encouraged, howev er. according to the report, over the possibility of the government build ing a railroad from tide water to the interior, and over the creation of a local legislature. There are now 16 incorporated towns in the territory, but many of them have levied no taxes?the run ning expenses being kept up by funds derived from liquor licenses. Reports from eight of the 16 towns 'where assessments were made and taxes collected show an aggregate valua tion of JS.432.603 with an average tax of 1.14 per cent. The commerce between aiusku anu the Uuited States and between the territory and foreign countries totals $62,680,507 for the fiscal year 1912. The merchandise shipments to Alaska; from the States amounts to $18,809, 270. as against $15,736,510 in the fiscal year 1911, and as against $17.811.0S3 in the heretofore banner year. 1907. The total shipments, including cop per. but not precious metals, - from Alaska to the States were %*alued at $20,776,756 in the fiscal year 1912. This being an increase of nearly $7, 000,000 over 1911. Of the total in crease $4,000,000 was in copper and $3,000,000 in canned salmon. In the matter of imports Southeastern Alas ka leads with $6.S10,S37; Yukon river lncludiug St. Michael. $4,027,065; Ber ing sea and Arctic ocean $3,618,903? Southern Alaska. Yakutat to Unalas ka. $4,027,065? total $18,S09,270. The exports from Alaska were: Canned salmon $13,210,073 All other fish 1,090,167 Copper ore 5,040,386 Whalebone 20,551 Furs 868,431 All other 557,148 Gold (domestic) 17,250,019 Silver (domestic) 240,802 Gold (foreign) 3,229.921 Silver (foreign) 11,855 Grand total $41,509,353 The report dwells on the murked in j crease In the copper product of the Prince William Sound region; the de velopment of the quartz industry in the Fairbanks section, where 17 mills have been installed; the preparations in the Juneau district for a very large gold-quartz product; and the placers of the territory. Nothing of importance has transpired in the lat ter field. The development and protection of the fisheries receives a large atten tion in the report. Purse seiners and traps are discussed with the analysis that the dispute in vogue as to the merits of the two fishing methods simply involves a labor problem. There is need of the establishment of a federal biological station in Alas ka. Also there is need of more government agents in the Alaska fish eries department and more launches for their use. The rebate system is condemned and the recommendation made that the taxes be collected in cash and that the government take over the private hatcheries and stablish new ones for the propogation of salmon It is recommended that legislation be enacted prohibiting the use of her ring or other food fishes for the manu facture of fertilizer or oil. The re port states that there are over 200 species of food fishes in Alaska not more than a dozen of which are now being utilized. The report asks for a change in the school laws permitting the estab lishment of school in unincorporated places where there are fifteen chil dren of school age. The governor does not favor the project of placing the Alaska native on reservations. The report argues for the removal of the tax on railroads; for aids to navigation; for a law providing for the registration of births, marriages and deaths; for some provision for the relief of the destitute white per sons; for a new banking law. The report criticises the new home rule bill In that th'e legislative powers are limited. Attention is paid to the appopria tion made for the erection of federal buildings in Juneau and an increase of $300,000 is asked for the building of a legislative hall and federal office building. The money already appro priated for this purpose amounts to $200,000. GOVERNOR'S REPORT IN WASHINGTON WASHINGTON. Dec. 27.?Governor Walter E. Clark of Alaska, in his re port to Secretary of the Interior Fish er. says that Alaska has prospered in many respects. The governor de plores tbe lack of railroads and cheap fuel, and declares tsat the proper de velopment of Alaska demands ade quate transportation and the opening up of the coal mines of the territory. PASSING Of HERO Of SAN JUAN HILL Harry Andrews, (colored) familiar ly known as "Dunk" died last night of tuberculosis after lingering three ( weeks at St. Ann's hospital. Harry Andrews enlisted at Phila^ delphia in the 2-^th Pennsylvania Vol-! unteers at the outbreak of the Span ish-American war and is said to have led the memorable charge up San Juan hill. He ca>->? to Wrangell at: the close of the war and was mustered out of service at Skagway soon after. On leaving Skagway, immediately on finishing his service, Andrews came to Juneau, where he resided until his death. He was well liked in town and a great favorite among the mining men. Deceased had a sister living in Phil adelphia but no other relatives that are known of at this time. Arrange ments arc being made for the funeral which will be announced later. JUNEAU GIRL CAPTURES FAIRBANKSAN John Krugbaum has received infor mation from Fairbanks to the ef- ( feet that Miss Annie Ahlmo. formerly of Juneau, and Fred Bowman, of Fairbanks were married on Dec. 3. Mr. Bowman who is a nephew of Mr. Krugbaum is proprietor of the Golden Gate hotel in the Tanana me tropolis. Juneau friends will unite with Mr. Krugbaum in wishing the young cou ple a happy and prosperous future. Watch R. P. Nelson's place especial ly his show cases, when looking for a X in as gift tf. CHAS. GOLDSTEIN BOOSTING DINNER Charles Goldstein is an enthusiastic booster for the coming Commercial Club dinner. "The people of Juneau," said Mr. Goldstein, "never have been united as they should have been and as a con sequence we have failed to reach that development which should have been ours years ago. "I am looking forward to this din ner as a means of bringing the bus iness men of the community closer to gether to the end that a more united effort shall be made in looking to the welfore of the town. "The great mining development now in progress in and about Juneau will result in the building of a good substantial city here if we can bring ourselves to appreciate the full sig nificance of the work now under way and govern ourselves so as to get the greatest good out of the opportunity. "There is much that needs to be done both as to the municipality and as individual citizens of the communi ty. It is important that the business interests get together and form a plan of action that will bring about the desired results." The dinner takes place on Tuesday evening, Jan. 14. The invitations tc the gathering have been sent and many have already signified their in tention of being ^present. It is neces sary, however, that prompt replies be sent so that final arrangements may be completed. F. C. Bunce, who has been operat ing a steamer on Kenai lake, the pasi season, was a passenger for Seatth on the Nothwestern. REJECTED, DYNAMITES KLAMATH FALLS, Ore., Dec. 27. ?When George Cowan called upon Miss Adeline Beck last night and pro posed marriage she rejected hliu. Cowan then went Into the'kitchon and killed himself with dynamite, the ex plosion wrecking the house. The occupants escaped without ro ceiving serious injuries. McDonald Arrested SEATTLE. Dec. 27. ? Joseph Mc Donuld. indicted on a murder charge at Juneau, Alaska, has been arested at Gunnajuta, Mexico. District Attorney Rustgard says that he has heard nothing further in reference to the cdse of Jos. McDou ald since the cipher message of Mon day stating that he was in custody. Mr. Rustgard says he does not ex pect to hear anything further untlV it has been decided definitely when ho is coming and how he is coming. The extradition papers ought to be in Washington at this time. Judge J. F. Malony, attorney for Jos. McDonald states that he had a wire from his client on Tuesday af ternoon stating that ho would leave for Juneau Dec. 29, unless advised to the contrary. TAFT SAILS FOR HOME ? i COLON, Panama, Doc. 27.?Presi dent Taft and party sailed today on the battleship Arkansas for Key West Florida. The President said he would ap point Colonel Goethals, governor of Panama as soon as he reached Wash ington. SOMETHING ABOUT JUNEAU CLIMATE The remark is ofteu made that New York is a very ignorant place. Mrs. John F. Soderstrom of Juneau, is sure of It. The house of R. H. Macy & Co., on Herald Square, is one of the larg est mall order establishments in the country, nevertheless ignorance has crept and squeezed a few dollars out of that institution. The following let ter is offered as proof: Mrs. John F. Soderstrom, Box 311, Juneau, Alaska. Dear Madam: Owing to the fact that navigation to your town will be closed until May 1st, we are refund ing herewith $5.37. Yours truly, ? R. H. MACY & CO. The letter is dated Dec. 17. Four days previously the national weather observer made a report from which the newspapers throughout the coun try got certain data and commented as follows: "A comparison of the temperature at several Alaska points and cities of the Eastern States made on Decem ber 13, shows the Alaska climate to have been decidedly milder than that of the East. The report was made by the United States Weather Bureau. "On the day on which the observa tion was made. New York and Boston had a maximum tcmperatiurc of 30 degrees above zero. Sitka 48 de grees, while at Valdez it rose to 38 degrees. Minimum temperature for the day at New York and Boston was 18 degrees, Nome 28 degrees, Sitka 38 degrees and Valdez 30 degrees. "Winnipeg on Dec. 13 showed a maximum temperature of 20 degrees, with minimum of 2 degrees below zero. Tanana, in the heart of Alaska, had a maximum of 24 degrees with minimum of 2 degrees above zero." GEORGIA'S INCOMING PASSENGER LIST The Georgia arrived from Sitka ai 9:30 this morning and was scheduled to leave *at two o'clock this afternoon ' for Skagway. The passengers nr ' riving were: from Sitka?Dr. P. L " Goddard, Chas. Helsing; from Ten ' akee?H. W. Zall. W. G. Bruce Mrs i Murphy, Geo. Kern, Chas, Murphy 1 Gus Fiske, Jas. Cannon, Wm, Dun der, A. Dehcrolx, M. Davis, Mrs. Ec Snyder, T. Dockery, Miss Bell; fron - Baranoff? Jas. Nell; from Gypsun t ?Robert Raines, Samuel Glover; > from Hoonah?Alfred Warden anc wife, and J. H. March. A Task Set for the Next Congress WASHINGTON, Deci 27. ? Tho Wayb and Means Committee of tho House estimates that * 1360,000,000 must be raised by tariff legislation by the next CongresB. Attornoy General Wlckersham is In vestigating alleged Improper methods employed by agents of the Depart ment of Justice, In enforcing the Neu trality laws on the Mexican border. Bulgaria to Resume War BERLIN, Dec. 27. ? A dispatch from Rustchuk states that Bulgaria Is preparing to resume war opera tions against Turkey. The minister of war has summoned all Bulgarians, up to the uge of sixty, whoTre cap able of bearing arms, to enlist In the army. LONDON, Dec. 27.?There seems to be little hope of the peace envoys reaching an agreement Each side declares the other's demand's are prcpostorous. '? WILSON TALKS CURRENCY REfORM PRINCETON, N. J.,> Dec. 27. ? Propped up in bed yeBterday suffering from a severe cold. President-elect Woodrow Wilson talked currency re form with Chairman Glass, of the House Sommlttee on banking and cur rency, and Dr. H. P. Willis, a finan cial writer. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 27.?Presi dent-elect Woodrow Wilson passed through here today cnroute to Stan-j ton, Va. Masonic Ball Grand Success The first annual ball given by ML Juneau Lodge No. 147, P. & A. M., at Elks' hall, last night, was largely at tended and was a great success in evory way. The hall was beutlfull^ decorated with evergreens, potted plants, and Masonic emblems. A de licious punch was served, as well as a toothsome luncheon. Music was furnished by the Treadwell orchestra. There were probably 125 couples present; the ladles were beautifully gowned, and the dancing' lloor pre sented an animated appearance as the dance went on in the brilliantly lighted hall. Quite a number were present from Douglas island. FEDERAL COURT GRINDING AWAY The trial of Dick Manson (Indian) for the giving of liquor to other In diana la dragging its third day in the federal court. The Jury will prob ably take the caae and give a ver dict today. Court Notes. The grand Jury thlB morning re turned the following indictments: against Peter Blcrhieri for assault with a dangerous weapon; also against Geo. V. Green, for giving liquor to Indians; also against N. Morana for giving liquor to Indians. This last case is the second indictment against Mornno on the same charge. Morano plead not guilty this morning to the first Indictment The grand Jury made an application for the return of the indictment against John James for the purpose of correction in one paragraph. The corridors of the court house are being denuded of the native at tendants. There were many saloon men sum' moned before the grand Jury this morning for the purpose of getting testimony on matters under Investt ? gatlon. > It has been hinted taht the grand i Jury Is nearlng the end of its labors ? and that It will be dissolved within . the coming week. . THE CURACAO SAIL8 FOR NORTHERN PORTS 1 SEATTLE, Dec. 27.?Steamer Cura 1 cao sailed last night for Juneau wltl i the following passengers: ; R. Geary, John Johnson, S. B. Ag 1 new, K. Sarin, D. T. and J. B. Denny W. Irwin and Thomas Brandon. DYNAMITE CASES IN JURY'S HANDS INDIANAPOLIS, Doc. 27.?The jury in the Bo-callcd dynamite conspiracy cases retired at five o'clock laBt night. The trial has lasted for nearly three months. Forty-one men were tried under a general Indictment. RAILROAD MEN GO OUT ON A STRIKE MEXICO CITY, Dec. 27.?Seven thousand shopmen employed by the Mexican National railway have gone out on a strike. The men demand an increase of wages and a shortening of the hours of work, which are said to average twelve houre daily. POINCAIRE A CANDIDATE. PARIS. Doc. 27.?Premier Polncalre hoa consented to become a candidate for President of France, to succeed President Falleries, whose term ex pires in January. NOTHING DEFINITE ON VALDEZ SIMMONS Judge Overfield today stated that he knew nothing deflnte In regard to his summons to the Westward. "I can't toll whether I shall bo obliged to go or not," he said, "nor can Itell when I shall go If it be found necessary for me to leave Ju neau." PARCELS POST ON JAN. 1. The parcels post law will become effective on Jan. 1, and Postmaster B. L. Hunter will be prepared on that date to take care of the local busi ness. Under the law all kinds of merchan dise, including farm products not li able to damage the malls, will be car ried; all parcels must bear the send car'B name and address, including the word, "From." All matter now clnsscd as second and third class, such as newspapers, periodicals, etc., will not be accepted at parcels post rates, and all parcels post packages must bear distinctive parcels post stamps, as no other will be accepted. Parcels post packages cannot be registered, but they may be insured for ten cents per package. The ac tual value must not be over $50 for any one package. All fourth class matter must bo sent by parcels post, as it cannot be accepted for mailing in any other form. The public is cautioned not to place any stamps on packages for mailing until thoy ascertain at the po8tofilce just what stamps will be requested. The introduction of the parcels post system will greately increase the work of the local postolUce, which is already overcrowded and totally in adequate for the demands upon it. LANGFORD LICKS McVEY. SYDNEY, Australia, Dec. 27.?Sam Langford knocked out Sam McV ey In the thirteenth round, in a contest in this city today. REMEMBER THE 28TH OF DECEMBER WINTER & POND ' Special sale of handsome art cal ? endars at reduced plrces. It 1 DR GODDARD ON I HI3 WAY TO OUTSIDE L ?? Dr. P. L. Goddard, of Sitka Hot Sphings arrived on the Georgia this morning. Dr. Goddard Is taking the ' body of his father, who died a few days ago, to Tacoma for Interment In ? the family plot In that city. i Dr. Goddard, who conducts a health sanitarium at Sitka hot springs, was ? formerly superintendent of the West ? era Washington hospital ? for the in sane. * Would Create a Slav Empire PARIS, Dec. 27.?The Vienna corres pondent of the Petit Journal tele graphs his paper that the Archduke Franz Ferdinand Is perfecting planB which aim' at the creation of a vast Slav Empire of the South' of Europe, under the crown of the Hapsburg family. The correspondent alBo alleges that the archduke is preparing a coup d' etat In AuBtro-Hungary in order to clear the way. However, It is point ed out that other European powers who are interested In Southern Eu rope will have to be consulted, In the creation of a Slav dominion in Eu rope, and this consent Is not likely to be obtained. LONDON, Dec. 27.?Concerning the Austro-Servlan controversy, the Bal kan delegates to the peace conference think it Is the result of an Austrian bluff. "Vienna, having seen her tradition al program of gradually extending through the Balkan States to Salonica completely wrecked," one of them says, "has tried to counterbalance the bad effect It has had at home by clam oring that Albania must be autono mous, according to the Austro-Ital ian agreement concluded In 1907. Therefore neither Greece nor Ser vla can occupy the Albanaian Adriat ic coast, much less Servia, as Ser via means Russia. "What does Montenegio repre sent?" he asked, "with Its ports at An tivari and Dulclgno, to which Scutari will soon be added, It being no mys tery to any body that the small king dom can be considered almost as a Russian province and the Montenegrin army as a contingent of the Musco vite forces?" SUFFRAGETTE WINSHUSBAND POUGHKEPPSIE, N. Y., Dec. 26.? The engagement of MIbs Gladys Cour sen, a suffragette marcher, to Grif fith Bonner, a grandson of Robert Bonner, the famous New York horse man and publisher, has been announc ed. The couple mot here for the first time. PROGRESS OF THE WIRELESS TELEPHONE CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 27.?As sistant Prof. G. W. Pierce of Harvard talked Saturday to W. H. Capen, man ager of the Harvard Wirless Club, and others, speaking by wireless telephone from the Fresh Water Cove laboratory of John Hays Hammond, jr., at Glou cester, Mass., a distance of 36 miles, and for a period of fifteen minutes. The conversation was clear and dis tinct The experiments were conduct ed on two aeros, the wireless power being 350 feet above sea level and constructed for just such experiments. HARRY HARE DEAD AT MORNINGSIDE The governor's office has been ad vised of the death of Harry Hare, an inmate of the Morningside sanitarium, Portland, Oregon, on the morning of the 15th instant, death resulting from epileptic convulsions. Hare was re ceived at the Morningside sanitarium on November 3, 1908, having been committed from St. Michael, Alas ka. TRIAL OF HAWKINS BEGAN YESTERDAY VALDEZ, Dec. 26.?Twelve misde meanor indictments against F. W. Hawkins, former cashier of the Wash ington-Alaska bank of Fairbanks, have been combined by agreement of the district attorney and counsel for Hawkins. The trial began today and may go to the jury this evening. There are still four felony indictments against Hawkins. E. C. Briggs returned today from a visit to Pearl straits, BaranofT island. There were 18 inches of snow when he left there and it was still snowing, the weather having been very stormy, Mr. Biggs says that game and fish are abundant, deer being so plentiful that one can herd them like sheep. He also believes that that section has a promising future as a mining dis trict. BANQUET COMMITTEE TO MEET TONIGHT The banquet committee of the Com mercial Club having in charge the big get-together dinner for Jan. 14, will meet tonight. "From present indications, the af fair is going to be one grand suc cess," said a member of the commit tee today. PORCUPINE MARY IS NOW UNDER ARREST Marshal Faulkner today received a wire from Deputy Marshal Harding at Haines to the efTect that Mary Boyle, known as "Porcupine Mary," had been bound over on the charge of giving liquor to Indians. The de fendant and witnesses will bo brought to Juneau on the next trip of the Georgia, KILLS MOTHER EOR MONEY SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 27.?Joseph Jones, a second-hand dealer In the Mission, has been indicted for the murder of his mother, Mrs. Lena Jon as. His mother, it is alleged, had willed Jonas all her property, and this coming to his knowledge, he deter mined to "put her out of the way," fearing if she lived she might change her will. GEN. McCLERNAND IS RETIRED WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. ? Secre tary of War Stlmson has directed that General Edward J. McClernand be re tired with the rank of brigadier gen eral of the line. CUMMIN'S FATHER DEAD DES MOINES. Ia.. Dec. 26.?Thom as L. Cummins, father of Senator Al bert B. Cummins, is dead. KILLS STEPFATHER IN SELF DEFENSE PORT ORCHARD, Wash., Dec. 27. ?Claiming that he acted In self de fense yesterday W. C. Newman, clerk of the county court of Kitsap County, shot and killed his stepfather Jack Davis. Davis was a teamster and was eighty years old. Newman and the dead man have lived here for a num ber of years. Newman has been exonerated by the coroner's Jury for the killing of his stepfather. HORSE DIED, AND v STABLE BOY SUICIDED NEW YORK. Dec. 26.?Frank Fish er, a stbale boy to the great racing horse Sysonby, suicided today bo cause of grief over the death of the horse. UNION MAN KILLS BROTHER MEMBER CHICAGO, Dec. 26. ? James Con way, an official of the United Steam fitters Union waB shot and killed to day by Thomas Freer, secretary of the union. UNDISMAYED; WILL MARCH TO WASHINGTON HUDSON, N. Y., Dec. 27.?The suf fragette army, which is marching from New Yofk City to Albany, is not discouraged by desertions along the road. It is stated that the suf fragettes will morch from Now York to Washington in time for the inaug uration. ED J. DOHERTY THE NEW CITY WHARFINGER E. J. Dohert.y has been excused from duty on the trial jury until next Mon day. Mr. Doherty has been appointed city wharfinger to succeed Mr. L. C. Cherry, who recently resigned. GEORGIA'S OUTGOING PASSENGER LIST The following passengers are on ? board the Georgia enroute to the t North: for Haines?Glrst Felsh, Chas. j Murphy, Mrs. Murphy, Mr. Murphy, Sam Davis, Steve Ragsn, W. B. Stout.