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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
>3. 1, NO. 47. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY,. DECEMBER 28, 1912. PRICE TEN CENTS THIRTY-EIGHT OF 41 MEN CONVICTED Austria Stands Pat on Servian Question LONDON. Dec. 2S.?The Dally Mall says that Austria remains firm in her refusal to withdraw her soldiers from the Southern frontiers until the Servians have evacuated Durazzo, the port on the Adriatic, recently occu pied by them. An additional cause for concern, ac cording to the Daily Mail, is the threatening attitude of the Slavs gen erally throughout Austrian territory, which caused the dissolution of sev eral municipalities on the charge of being anti-Austrian. Vienna, the Balkan delegates say. has too many troubles at home to think seriously of war. for which she is financially not prepared?a fact proved recently by the loan recently concluded, in the United States at a j rate of interest higher than any great power has paid in late years. Admitting, however, a coup d' etat on the part of Austria neither j Servia nor any other state would be left alone, as Russia would come to their assistance, being today no more the Russia of the war with Ja pan. and indeed anxious to show what she can do in Europe. This would mean a general confla gration, which all have more interest to prevent than to hasten, and which will not be brought about for a rela tively insignificant cause, such as al lowing Servia to have a strip of land along the southern frontier of Monte negro and a small stretch oT coast on the Adriatic. ' The Vienna Reichpost, in an editor ial dealing with the crisis, refers to the financial strain on Austria-Hun gary. It estimates the expenditure on military preparations at $105,000, 000, and the total losses to the Dual Monarchy in the past few years as a result of the recurrent Servian cri sis as nearly $625,000,000. This lat ter figure, however, is understood to cover the depreciation in prices of government securities. BEHRENDS AND McBRIDE BOOST "This get-together party, which in substance is the meauing of the Com mercial club banquet." said B. M. Boh rends." is really one of the best ideas suggested for a long time in Juneau. "I know of nothing," he continued, "that has the possibilities of bring ing greater good to the community. We will all become better acquainted with each other through the exchange of ideas, and be in better circum stances to Join with each other in planuiug for the advancement not only of business conditions, bu to help any line of improvement for the community." "What do I thlnK or me Banquet; Well. I am for It." said J. C. McBride. "Every business man in town is for it The good that will come from a meeting of this kind can not be real ized all in a moment. There is no end to the possibilities. First, it surely should result in making the Commercial Club an organization of first importance to the city. When a city has a good effective com mercial body it has a united business community. Where there is union there is strength and what Juneau needs now is strength enought to grasp the opportunity that is here knock ing at the door. We will not only prosper in a busniess way by meeting and becoming better acquainted, with each other, but we will profit some what through a better and more sym pathetic understanding with each other socially." As a matter of fact the banquet is getting to oe the most interesting top ic about tovn. The committee having the afTair i in hand has determined not to allow the interest to flag and for this reas on personal visits are being made throughout the business section. A member of the committee steps up to the favored person and presents. hint with a well-printed and nicely worded invitation to the big festival, and then before he recovers from his surprise a ticket is slipped into his hand, and by the time the invited guest fully realizes what has hap pened the committee has walked off with the cash in hand. "No chance of a man staying away after investing in tickets," said one ? hence the committee Is gleefully contemplat ing the grand time that is to be had. DICK MANSON IS fOUND GUILTY The jury in the case of Dick .Man son. (Indian) on trial for giving liquor to other Indians, took the case about five o'clock and returned a verdict of guilty after being out about four hours. HEAVY BLASTING STARTLES POPULACE There were many people startled last night by the unusual sounds of heavy blasting. At times the con cussion was so great that buildings were shaken and doors rattled omin ously. The alarm wis soon over once it was realized that It was only the new night crew at work in the Alaska-Ju neau tunnel above the City dock. This crew has but recently started work and they are evidently doing things. Job Printing at The Empire Office TICKETS FOR FEAST GOING RAPIDLY The banquet committee of the Com mercial Club met last night and per fected arrangements for the speaking on the occasion of the big dinner, which is to be given on Jan. 14. An nouncements concerning the program will be made just as soon as Judge Gunnison can be consulted. The committee reports that accept ances are coming in very rapidly and for this reason every member of the club is urged to call at Valentine's and procure his ticket He is also reminded that if he presents the names of friends whom he wishes to attend that an effort will be made to find places for them. SOLDIERS THREE GO TO TRIAL Joseph E. Parrent, Milton D. Paris and Peter Collander were up for trial in the district court this morning on the indictment, charging complicity in the robbery of Wm. Kanoff. Contrary to the announcement of counsel that they would demand sep arate trials the three elected to be tried at the same time. Gunnison and Marshal, attorneys for the de fense withdrew their plea In order to interpose a demurrer to the indict ment. The defendants again entered a plea of not guilty and the work of secur ing a jury commenced. The regular panel was exhausted after selecting nine and a special venire of six re turnable at two p. m., was ordered. Court Notes. Peter Bicchieri, Slaja Dertlch and N*. Marino, under indictment, were giv en until Monday to plead. The case of the United States vs. North Pacific Wharves & Trading Co., was continued. The grand jury returned a true bill against John James, charging giv ing liquor to Indians. This Is the same indictment that was withdrawn yesterday for correction. The grand jury also returned a true bill against Joe Webber, of Peters burg, charging assault with a danger ous weapon. It is alleged in the in dictment that defendant assaulted one Joe Lorberter in Petersburg on May IS, last, with a quart bottle. LARSON MUST HAVE PERISHED According to a letter written by Captain Thornton of the Waif oh Christmas Day and received by Wm. Geddes in yesterday's mail, there is little hope of finding Gus Larson alive. As mentioned in The Empire Larsen went out hunting on Dec. 19. Captain Thornton says he was with out a coat and had no food with him and that the weather has been fierce. Every day and every night it has snowed since the man's disappear ance. No searching parties have been able to work since the day be fore Christmas xm account of the weather. The "Liberty Bell" brand of washed figs is meeting with great favor?car ried by the Sanitary Grocery. tf. The Japan current has caused a 20% discount on all Ladies FURS until January 1st. at W. H. CASE. SPECIAL SALE on all CURIOS un til January first, at W. H. CASE. Deadlock In Conference LONDON, Dec. 28.?Turkey has re plied to the demands of the Balkan allies declining every proposal made. The allies have made a counter re ply in which it Is stated that "it is the unanimous expression of the Balkan delegates that Turkey's terms do not form even a basis for negotiations." activitTdown at sheep creek Development work at Sheep creek is moving along at a rapid pace ow ing to the excellent weather condi tions that prevail. The work being done on the beach | or miilsite is at present concontrat ed largely on the construction of ware j houses and service buildings. The water front is being planked so there will be more yardage room available for the handling of building mater ials and supplies. There are about 75 men employed at this camp. Up on the hill a repair crew is en gaged in fitting up the old Sheep creek damp mill as an experiment sta tion for the testing out of ore bodies. As soon as the building is in condi tion and the mill machinery in place. It will be used. This Sheep creek mill, fortunately, will serve the pur pose designed for the Perseverance mill that was recently destroyed by fire. HAWKINS ALSO IS ACQUITTED VALDE2, Dec. 28. Frank W. Hawk ins was acquitted on the indictment charging perjury, and the fourteen indictments against him for unlaw ful conversion of the funds of the Washington-Alaska bank, of Fair banks, have been dismissed. PRISONER ESCAPES AND SPENDS NIGHT IN SNOW CHEYENNE, Wyo., Dec. 28.?Bert Dalton, a bank robber, for the last nineteen years a prisoner in the State penitentiary at Rawlins effected his escape and fled half naked through the deep snow, where he spent all of one night before, being found. CASTRO DETAINED AT ELLIS ISLAND NEW YORK, Dec. 28.?The United States government has ordered CaB tro, the former president of Venezu ela, to be detained at Ellis island until Secretary Nagel passes upon his elig ibility to enter the country. GOVERNMENT MOLDS UP LAND PATENTS WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.?The gov ernment has held up patents to lands at Lake Pend O'Rellle. Wash., which were applied for by the International Power & Manufacturing Co. JURY CHOSEN; ARE TAKING EVIDENCE The Jury was secured shortly after two o'clock and the government Is now presenting its evidence in the robbery case wherein the three boI dler lads are defendants. 8he com plaining witness, Win. Kanoff, was on the stand at three o'clock this af ternoon. The jury consists of Ed Wood, John J. Kasnukoff, Ben Learning, C. E. Car penter, J. H. King. Harry Ashball, W. H. McBlain, Frank Wilson, C. Wil ey, D. D. Stewart. COLORED HERO'S FUNERAL TO BE HELD TOMORROW The funeral of Harry Andrews will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock from the parlors of the C. W. Young Co. The Rev. Father Brown will officiate. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery. DOCKAGE CONTRACT DISCUSSED LAST NIGHT The City Council met in special session last night for the purpose of discussing a proposed dockage con tract with the Alaska Steamship Company. The discussion resulted in an order being made for the drawing of a con tract along lines laid down by a ten tative proposal from the company with certain changes suggested at the meeting. Thirty-eight Men Are Found Guilty INDIANAPOLIS, Doc. 28. ? Thirty eight of the forty-one men Indicted, wore found guilty by the Ju?y on fifty two counts, in addition to the charge of criminal conspiracy in "illegaly transporting explosives on passenger trains." Among the mon found guilty are Frank M. Ryan, president of the Bridge & Structural Ironworkers' As sociation; Olaf A. Tveltmoo, a San Francisco labor leader; Herbert S. Hockin, treasurer of the Ironworkers' Association, and Eugene Clancy, who figured in the explosion of the Los .Angeles Times building. The Jury was out forty hours and twenty-five mlntes. The convicted men will receive sentences of Impris onment. Those found not guilty were Her man G. Sciffert, M. Milevauk and Dan iel Buckley, of Davenport, la. The court adjourned until Monday. The trial of these cases began on Oct. 2. The most Important featurcty of the trial were contained in the statements of Ortle McManlgal, and the hardly less sensational testimony of other witnesses, throwing light up on the doings and plottlngs of John J. James B. McNamara. Self-con fessed dynamiters. The prosecuting attorneys, by docu-, ments, witnesses and exhibits assert ed that the 89 explosions of anti-union jr open-shop property between Febru ary, 1907, and April, 1911, were or dered brought about by men high In the councils of organized labor, In particular by officiate of tho Inter national Association of Bridge and Structural Ironworkers. The defense Insisted that what the McNarasras, and, perhaps a few of their intimates did, they did alone, and on their own responsibility. Ortle McManigal'8 testimony was a story of his doings from the time he was brought into the dynamiting game by Hockln, in 1907, until he made his confession to William J. Burns, in April, 1911. During this time, he said, he was responsible for twenty explosions by dynamite or ni troglycerine bombs, and received $3, 290 In pay frpm Hockin or J. J. Mc Namara. He told non-chalantiy of carrying suit-cases full of dynamite on passenger trains, and of checking them in railroad stations and hotels. WASHINGTON, Doc. 28.?Senator Kern, of counsel for tho defendants Bald today preparations were being made for an appeal to the United Statcn Circuit Court of Appeals, as the result had been anticipated by labor leaders.. NEW YORK, Dec. 28. ? Samuel Compere, president of the American Federation of Labor, said when asked for a statement as to the conviction of tho defendants: "I have no state ment to make now, and probably none hereafter." Mcdonald may NOT RETURN It is reported here that Jos. McDon ald will never come back to Juneau except by his own free and voluntary act. It is said that he Is under arrest down in Mexico on a charge that was laid against him for the sole purpose of avoiding extradition. It is also asserted that McDonald has become very wealthy since his advent into Mexico and that he is now reckoned as several times a mil lionaire. It is pointed out that Mc Donald rendered a service to Presi dent Madero that may not be passed over lightly. Indeed, it is reported that he turned his commissary over to the great rebel leader of that time, an aid which was of extreme import ance. Besides all this it'-is pointed out that Mexico never allows a man with money to be forcibly taken out of the country. HAWAII IMPORTS REACH $84,000,000 WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.?In his annual report, filed with the secre tary of the interior, Govenor Wal ter F. Frear, of Hawaii, places the imports of that territory at $84,000, 000. Governor Frear dwells at length on the internal problems of Hawaii, and he recommends that the Carey reclamation act be extended to the territory. FAKE FIRE ALARMS FOR VOTERS Suffragettes in London Keep the Fire Department Busy. LONDON, Dec. 28.?Numerous false alarms of fire are being sent in from various districts of London through public telephones and the fire alarm system. The fire brigades turned out only to discover that they had been hoaxed by the militant suffragettes. One woman caught in the act of turning in an alarm was arrested. KILLS BROTHER IN QUARREL?THEN FLEES KANSAS CITY. Mo.. Dec. ? Mc Kinley Morris, fifteen years old, dur ing a quarrel with his brother. Law rence, aged sixteen, shot and killed him. The young murderer then lied, and has not been cap tured. " Dromedary Brand" of stufffTed figs ?something new and something de licious. Or. sale at the Sanitary Gro cery. tf. Chili concarne served every night at Lockle McKlnnon's, on Second avenue. tf. COPPER RIVER ROAD CLOSED CORDOVA, Alaska, Dec. 28 ? The Copper River & Northwestern rail road has been tied up for three days, on account of slides and heavy biiowb. The slides are heavy at some points, and It may take several days to clear the road. A number of peo ple from Fairbanks and other inter ior points are at Chitina, awaiting the reopening of the road to come out QUOTED THE GREAT IN SELLING STOCK I NEW YORK, Dec. 28?A. L. Wis ; ner, who has succeede in scores of mining and oil ventures, and John J. Meyers, one of the his associates. I were placed on trial yesterday before Judge Mack in the Federal District j Court, charged with using the malls to defraud. It is alleged that they sold worthless gold, copper and other mining stocks, and oil stocks. The trial is the result of a raid by Postoffice inspectors on the offices of A. L. Wlsner & Co., No. 225 Fifth avenue, in March, 1911. The PoBtoffice officials state that the Wisner flrmn got more than $2. 000,000 from the public. They also say they found a "sucker" list of 120, 000 names. The lists were graduated, showing the readiness of the "suck ers" to respond to alluring advertis ing matter. One list was headed "Spe cial;" andothcr "Good;" another "Fair;" another "Worth Trying." The inspectors also found a num bered list of proverbs and catch phras es for use in preparing advertising matter. There were sixty-three phrases on the list. Two of them were: "Make money your slave.?John D. Rockefeller." "What the people want Is largo profits dn small investments. ? Jay Gould." At adjournment eleven Jurors had been chosen. Charles F. Humphrey and Emmet S. Wisner were also indicted. The com plaint against Humphrey has been dis missed and he will appear as a Gov ernment witness. The case of Env mot S. Wisner has been severed from those of the two present defendants. WILD DUCKS ARE FROZEN TO LAKE WJNSTED, Conn. ? Winter's first blast caught six ducks anawares. The ducks lit lna shallow lagoon in High land lake about dusk. The mercury dropped forty-five degrees in the night, to zero, and the water about the ducks froze. There was no difficulty in get ting all six ducks without shot or shell. Every thing that will please a smok er may be found at BURFORD'S. Bamette is fined Thousand Dollars VALDEZ, Dec. 28.?Judge Lyons to day fined Captain E. T. Bnrnette $1, 000 in the one lone ralsderpeanor case, he having been acquitted on all others, or they were dismissed. In the twelve combined cases charg ing perjury against Frank W. Hawk Ins, former receiver of the Washing ton-Alaska bank, the court directed the Jury to return a verdict of ac quittal, on the ground that the re ceiver had a right to cash checks as presented. Three felony charges of embezzlement "ore dismissed by the prosecution aftar the above ruling had been made. The case against W. H. Parsons, for making false statements In regard to the condition of the bank, will be tried by the court. Jordan Says Repeal Clause of Seal Law WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.?In a re port to the Bureau of Fisheries, Dr. i David Starr Jordan of Stanford Uni- i versity, recommends the repeal of the < clause 1 nthe law prohibiting the kill ing of seals for five years in the Prib ilof lalandH. Dr. Jordan bases this rec ommendation on the fact that bull seals multiply rapidly and killing them off would not work to the harm of the seal herds, but on the other hand would promote their increase. PRES.-ELECT WILSON IN STAUNTON STAUNTON, Va., Dec. . 28.?Presi dent-elect Wood row Wilson and Mrs. Wilson arrived here last night from Princeton, for a few day'B rest in his old home. Governor Wilson is suffering from the effects of a severe cold, and he is attended by Dr. A. N. Frazor, his family physician. He immediately retired to the room in which ho was born. This old Virginian town gave her distinguished son an enthusiastic wel come. The streets were thronged, many people having come from neigh boring towns and elites to welcome the President-elect. The streets were a blaze of electric lights and flags and bunting, were displayed in pro fusion, the whole giving the town a spectacular effect. When the train which brought Gov ernor Wilson reached Alexandria he appeared on tho plaform and intro duced Mrs. Wilson. "This is the real President," ho said. NO FLUBDUB I FOR WILSON WASHINGTON, Dec. 28. ?While passing through this city yesterday, President-elect Woodrow Wilson told Chairman Eustis of the committee having In charge the inaugural cere monies, that he wished them to be "as simple as may be consistent with dignity and order." PLOTTED MURDER OE HER HUSBAND I MACON, Ga., Dec. 28? Mrs. King, widow of James King who was mys teriously killed at Round Oak in this state same time ago has made a con-11 fession. ? Mrs. King says that she plotted the death of her husband with Nicholas Melburn, a neighbor in order that! she might be free to marry Melburn, and get $2,000 insurance that her hus band carried on his life. [ , MURDERER HANGED , AT SAN QUENTIN SAN QUENTIN, Calif., Dec. 28. ? , John Rogers was hanged here yester- . day for the murder of Benjamin Good- , man, a San I-'ranclBCo Jeweler . , BUILDING BARGES TO , CARRY ALASKA COAL ] SEATTLE, Dec. 28. ? The govern ment is building four barges at the navy yard at Bremerton, to bring the coal recently mined in the Bering riv er coal fields, near Katalla, for govern ment experimental purposes. The ^ tests will bo made on the battleships for its steaming qualities. WHAT HAS BECOME OF GUS LARSEN? The Empire 1b In receipt of a letter from H. Moses, of Hoonah, detailing the disappearance of Qus Larsen, of that place, an account of which was published yesterday in this paper. Mr. Moses asks that an appeal be made for a rescue party to search for the missing man. Larsen has not been seen since Dec. 19. REMEMBER THE 28TH OF DECEMBER WINTER & POND Special sale of handsome art cal j cndnrs at reduced pirces. It NO NOBEL PEACE PRIZE CHRISTIANA, Norway, Dec. 28.? riie Nobel peace prize will not be iwarded thiB year. Thin Is the first time since the es ablishment of the Nobel Foundation, he initial reward of which was made n 1901, that the committee of the Norwegian Parliament has found no pody worthy of the award. In ex planation the committee merely re ports that "no work worthy of the prize." It has been recommended that the prize, approximating $40,000, shall be ?etained for the benefit of the Foun lation Fund. 1ELEN GOULD GIVES PRESENT PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Dec. 28. ?Miss Helen Gould has presented a moving picture machine to the Y. M. 7. A. of the army post near this city. CONGRESSMAN JOHN G. McHENRY IS DEAD HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 28.?Con gressman John G. McHenry, of the Sixteenth Pennsylvania district, is lead at his home in this city. Rep resentative McHenry was elected to :he Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congress ib a Democrat. ROCKEFELLER'S CHURCH ORGANIST ON TRIAL NEW YORK, Dec. 28.?It developed luring the trial of Eugene C. Mowry, arganist of the First Baptist church, known as John D. Rockefeller's church, that he had purchased heavily of Julian Hawthorne's Babalt Mining Co. securities. Mowry is now being tried for em bezzlement NEVADA'S HAS A NEW DIVORCE LAW RENO, Nevada, Dec. 28.?Nevada's new code, permitting a person who has been served by publication and not in person in divorce suits to ask for the setting aside of a decree with in six months of its being granted, is now in effect. The now law has alarmed the di vorce colony. It will cause complica tions if those who get decrees in suits where service was by publica tion remarry before the expiration of the six months.