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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1, NO. 48. JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1912. PRICE TEN CENTS NEW YORK'S GREAT LABOR STRIKE Water Front Property Sale Is Now Reported It is reported about town that the i C. \V. Young water front and wharf, property has been sold to A. S. Kerry the weli known lumberman, of Seattle, and that he Is to establish a large lum ber yard and hardware establishment; on the premises early next spring. K. W. Petit who is the local agent of Mr. Young, says that he has not re-' ceived any advices about such a deal. He would not say. however, that it | is not true. The property has been for sale for some time; in fact it is under option now to tho C. P. R. Company, if the time has not expired. The C. P. R. has planned to build a splendid new dock on the property In the event of coming into posesssion of tho prop erty. The property in question lies close to the City dock and has an approxi mate area of 140x250 feet, with a frontage of 140 feet It is probably one of the best dock sites of the entire Juneau waterfront MOOSE DANCING OLD YEAR OUT The masquerade ball to be given by the local lodge of the Loyal Ordei of Moose promises to be well attend ed. Over one hundred tickets had been sold several days ago to peo ple who are getting ready for the big event. An extraordinary list of prizes has been selected and unusual interest is being taken in the affair. The following list of prizes will be awarded during the evening: Most expensive gown?$10.00 skirt B. M. Behrends. Prettiest dressed lady?one electric iron. Electric Light Co. Fat lady?one crown ham. Fryc Bruhu Co. Thlnue?t lady?one umbrella, Mrs. Berry. Best grandma?your cnoice 01 a box of candy, Mrs. Kabler. Long-faced lady?one big box of stationery. J. Barrager. Lady moose?one pair of ladies' shoes.Sandstrom & Heidorn. Best coon lady?one street hat, Mrs. W. M. Winn. Best Indian costume?large box of candy. Blllie Taylor. Best sustained lady character ? Carving set. Alaska Supply Co. Most comical lady?large hand mir ror. Wm. Britt. Best Eskimo lady ? box groceries, Geddes & McKanna. mounted ignldotll til mYdmyiL Best Oriental lady?ivory brooch mounted in gold, W. H. Chase. Best Chinese ? assorted box of groceries, Arthur Back. Best toe dancer?your choice of a large bottle of perfume. J. W. Doran The daintiest costume?one skirt cleaned and pressed. Alaska Steam lgxundrv. Best character representing word "Orpheum"?three months' pass, John T. Spickett. Most original character ? meer schaum pipe, Thos. McCaul. Best Grandpa?your choice of a cake, Mrs. Kabler. Funniest man ? Stetson hat, Chas. Goldstein. Most cleverly dressed gentlman? $10.00 gold crown. Dr. C. C. Finly. Best Moose face?big goose, John Reck. The crazy man?fancy vest, F. Wol land. The long guy?six months Dispatch, E. C. Russel. Best horse's head?one horse shod, E. D. Watkins. Best monkey?the whole bill at the Arctic Barbershop. Best sustained gentleman charact er?one month's pressing. Milton Both well. Next best sustained character?beau tiful pocket knife. C. W. Young. Best giraffe?collar and cuff box. R. P. Nelson. Best snake-eater?Suit case, H. J. Raymond. Most ridiculous character?box 100 Del Punte cigars. J. B. Caro & Co. Best freak?large glacier picture, Winter & Pond. Fat man?silk umbrella. E. Valen tine. Best waltzing couple?one case as sorted Reliance fruit, Epsteyn & Gil more Co. Next best waltzing couple ? $5.00 cash. Juneau Lodge, No. 700 L. O. O. M. The Judges are Mr. Spick. Mrs. Span, and Mrs. Spack. FEMMER & RITTER See this firm for all kinds of dray Ing and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. Coal delivered promptly. Femmer & Rit ter's Express. Stand Bnrford's Cor ner. Phone 314. Residence phones 402 or 403. ??? HOLLYWOOD ART PRINTS, latest styles in PICTURE MOULDINGS. FRAMES, made-to-order at W. H. CASE. Phone your want ads to The Daily Empire, phone 3-7-4. THAT SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING The City Council held n meeting Friday night It was a special meet ! ing. Rumors were circulating Satur day night to the effect that it was a secret meeting; that there was a clash between members of the body over the business that was being dis cussed; that the council was about to lease the City dock to a transporta tion company?in which event freight rates would go up, wharfage charges i double, and the prices of coal soar skyward. It was pointed out by the agitated persons that the City dock had done a wonderful good for the community; that it had reduced the wharfage charges to 50 cents per ton; caused freight rates to drop from $14.00 to $4.00. And had placed coal on the market here in Juneau at a greatly lowered selling price. Any attempt to make a bargain that would deprive the people of this safeguard was characterized as an act of treason. It will be remembered that The Em pire printed an account of the busi ness that was transacted at this meet ing. It was not a secret meeting. It would be hardly possible for the council to pass a legally binding meas ure of this nature at any secret meet ing. Mr. Nowell says that his company has coal to sell and would prefer not entering into competition with the city in that business. Also the Alas ka Steamship Company would prefer to continue docking their ships at the City wharf. The contract will probably bind the steamship company to land all its freight at the City dock and the city to buy Nanaimo coal from the steam ship company with the city having the privilege of going into the open mar ket for coal in case there shall arise a difference in price which the com pany will not meet. Councilman Fries strenuously ob jected to the tieing up of the city for five years, stating that the City dock was built for the accommodation of any steamship line and with the rap id increase of business there was like ly to be freight congestion at any time. He was opposed to shutting out independent lines, and besides Jong within the life of the contract, Juneau would be getting its coal from the Westward coal fields, and he added that it was bad public pol icy to enter Into a contract for a term of years that would operate against the city. All the councilmen favored the contract, except Mr. Fries, Coun cilman Gray was absent. WILL RECEIVE IN NEW MANSION The New Year reception, which has been observed as an annual custom at the Governor's house since the first year of the present governor's term of office, will be held on Wednesday afternoon, from thre until five o'clock, when the Governor and Mrs. Clark will keep open house. This year's reception will be notable for the reas on that it will be in the new man sion. the work of completing which has been rushed during the last few weeks so that it might be formally opened on the first day of the new year. It was explained at the Governor's office today that, following the cus tom of the last four yearc. no written formal invitations are issued for the New Year's reception for the reason that the invitation is as general In character as it is cordial, and ad dressed to the whole public. Fresh violets, chrysanthemums, car nations, roses, due to arrive on the Curacoa; will be delivered tomorrow. Place orders with WINTER & POND. Every thing that will please a smok er may be found at BURFORD'S. Phone your want ads to The Daily Empire, phone 3-7-4 Will Not Give Adrianople CONSTANTINOPLE, Doc. 30.?The Turkish ministers in a note, just is sued, Buy that under no circumstances will the Ottoman government consent to the cession of Adrianople to the Bal kan States. LONDON, Dec. 30.?The Belgrade, Servia, correspondent of the Daily Telegraph states that a report has reached the Servian government to the effect that Roumanla is mobilizing troops on the frontier. INDIAN SENTENCES STILL PENDING Ten days ago an Indian, John Wil liams, better known as "Jake" Wil liams. was convicted of violating the law against giving, bartering or sell ing liquor to Indians. Several other convictions were secured against other defendants at about the same time, some of them subsequent to the trial of Williams. Sentence has been passed on all of the white persons convicted but the court announced that sentence would be suspended in the case of Williams pending communication with the at torney-general's oflice. There are various surmises on the subject of the delayed sentences. Some of the legal fraternity are of the opinion that the law is defective, it is said a doubt exists as to whether under the law an Indian can be con fined in the federal Jail or be put out at hard labor as a punishment. Others arc of the opinion that n doubt exists as to whether or not an Indian is guilty of crime in the giving of liquor when theer is no trade or cash ex change involved. SOLDIER BOYS HAVE DEFENSE The robbery trial now on in the fed eral court is taking on additional in tercet from tho fact that Capt Brooks together with seven enlisted men have appeared to totestify for the de fense. The soldier Patrick L. Young, who confessed to the crime and pleaded guilty is tho star witness for the prosecution and finished his test! mony against tho former comrades this morning. His story in substance follows: "Young and the three defendants, Paris, Parrent, and Collender, were drinking in Tim Vogel's saloon on the night of Sept. 9. After leaving that place they came in contact with William Kanoff, the complaining wit ness. Paris sang out "hallo Dad" and took Kanoff by the arm walking ahead; they were going toward the re stricted district; Young, Parent and Collender, were close in the rear. Parrent said: 'The old man has mon el?let's get It.' Colleneder then hit the old man knocking him down; then he (Young) hit him (Kanoff) again and took his money. The four then went to a sporting house kept by a woman named Jones; here they bought a drink and went to the sec ond house, but were denied admis sion; then they went to the last house and entered buying another drink at this place. They then went back to the first house again and were de nied admission; went to the third house again and divided the money. Parent and Paris each got a five dol lar gold piece of the loot; could not divide the twenty with Collender be cause they could not make the change." The women were on the stand for the prosecution and one of them do nied the story or the second visit. The proescution rested and the de fense interposed a motion to dismiss [cn the ground that a co-defendant could not be convicted on the uncor roborated testimony of an accomplice. The court denied the motion stat ing that there had been corroborative evidence introduced. Evidence for the defense is being introduced this afternoon. The trial will probably consume all of tomor row. The soldier lads are said to have a good defense and will fight hard for their liberty. DANISH STEAMER LOST WITH FIFTEEN MEN PENZANCE. England, Dec. 30. ? The Danish Steamship Valmer, was wrecked off this coast on Saturday in a violent hurricane, which caused much damage to shipping generally along the coast. Fifteen of the crew of the Valmer perished. The vessel is a total wreck. 125,000 Garment Workers On Strike in New York NEW YORK, Dec. 30.?The greatest labor strike so far as sheer force of numbers are corcerned, was Inaugu rated today. The strike embraces 125,000 mem bers of the local Garment Workers' Union, the large majority of them be ing women. , The tie-up of the shops where the strikers were employed Is complete. It was stated at the strikers' head quarters that the strikers were pro pared to hold out until the employers acceded to their terms, which in cludo shorter hours of labor and bet tor sanitary and other conditions in the workshops. Bank Looting Cases Are All Completed - I VALDEZ, Dec. 30.?In the trials of W. H. l'arsons and F. E. Barbour, in dicted with Barnotte and others on charges of making falso statements in regard to the conditions of the Wash ington-Alaska bank, of Fairbanks, the court ordered an acquittal. The case was tried without a jury. Three embezzlement cases against F. W. Hawkins were tried on Satur day night by a jury of ten, and Judge I.yons directed n verdict of acquittal. Hawkins was one of the two receivers of the Washington-Alaska bank, that were first appointed. He waB re moved by Judge Overfield, for paying out money without the order of tho court. Indlrecting the verdict of acquittal on the indictments for embezzlement against Hawkins, Judgo Lyons said that Hawkins might be liable In n civil action for the unlawful conver sion of the funds of the bank. All the cases against the Wash ington-Alaska bank officials have been now either tried or dismissed, and what promised at one time a great sensation may be considered a closed i incident so far as criminal prosccu- i tions are concerned. All the wit- , aesnes have left for their homes. During the trial of the cases Dis trict Attorney James J. Crossley has been suffering from an attack of ap pendicitis and for ten days was fed by injections. He is still hero and may have to undergo an operation. I Sentences Are Passed In Dynamite Cases: LND.A.NAP0L1S, Dec. 30--The de-, fondants in the dynamite conspiracy, cases, found guilty on Saturday were j sentenced today by Judge Anderson.: Frank M. Ryan, president of the In-' ternational Association of Bridge and Structural Ironworkers, was sentenced to seven years in the federal peniten tiary. Clancy, Benter, Young, Hock in and Munsey to six years each; ; Peter J. Smith, Cleveland and Barry to four years; Bernhardt, Ray, Shoupe, Phillips and Wachmolster to one year ! and one day; Higgins, Painter, Spireman and Houlihan to two years; Beum, Kennel, Sinythe, Legleltner, Anderson, Busey, Morrin, Redden, Hannon, McCain, and Brown to three years. Sentences wore suspended in the cases of Farrell, Cooney, Cough- j lln. Murphy, Kline and Clark. i ( J. M. RUEENER TALKS ON EREIGHT RATES One of the biggest mine operators ofthe North, J. M. Ruffner, is now in Juneau, enrouto to the Outside. Mr. Ruffner Is the head of the North Columbia Gold Mining Company op erating on what is familiarly known as the Ruffner Placer Mines of Pine creek, in the Atlin section. This Pine creek property consists of a provincial lease on several hun dred acres and mining operation have been carried on since 1898. This is probably the largest hydraulic mine in the word. Ten thousand inches of water are used and 16 monitors are employed during the mining seas on. .Mr. RufTner is discouraged ana thoroughly disgusted over the trans portation question as applied to his section of the country. Ho says that unless there Is a reduction of freight charges over the White Pass & Yu kon route, that in a short while the moose and caribou will come back to their own, for the country will be deserted by human beings. Ho lamented the fact that the rail road people can't realize that they are killing the goose that lays the gold en eggs, but hopes for no relief until there is a change of management in the transportation companies on which the country depends. Mr. Ruffenr as serts that all quartz development has ceased and that It will not nor can not bo resumed undor present trans portation conditions. Col. Conrad quit shipping ore on account of the excessive freight rates and no one feels like doing any more development work until there is a change. Mr. Ruffner confirms the >report discovery near Tewey lake and has talked with the Indian, Ward, who made the discovery. He says there is not enough known about the dis covery yet to warrant the assertion that it will pay to work. It is all shallow diggings, and would be sum mer mining, probably hydraulic or dredging. J. W. Waydeuich, the old pioneer, was in town today from his ranch at Auk bay. A. G. CO. SUlS TREADWELL CO. | The Alaska-Gastineau Mining Com pany filed suit against the Tread well Companies and Robert A. Kin zie, to compel the enforcement of a contract for the division and delivery of electric power from the Sheep creek power station. i Court Note*. Peter Bicchierl and STaja Deretlch. indicted for assault with a dangerous | weapons, entered pleas of not guilty ( this morning. N. Marino and John James under , indictments for giving liquor to In dians pleaded not guilty this morn ing. HUMBOLDT ON WAY TO NORTHERN PORTS SEATTLE, Doc. 30. ? Steamship Humboldt sailed on Saturday evening for Juneau. Skagway and way ports. The cabin passengers for Juneau are: Silas VV. Hewitt, Kavichavich, R. P. and Nick Puletwiwch; for Douglas Miss Alice James, Miss Barbara John son, MIsb V. McDonald. UNIQUE PROGRAMS SEEN AT MASONIC BALL At the Masonic ball the other eve ning in Elks' hall, the ball programs excited a good deal of comment. One opinion expressed was that they were printed in blue on enveloped-shaped cardboard. As a matter of fact the programs were miniature Masonic aprons, even to the white silk strings, with the Masonic emblem?the square and compass, at tho top. The programs wero probably the most unique of their kind ever seen in Alaska, and wore the product of The Empire Job office. The different committees of Mt. Ju neau Lodge, No. 147, P. & M. A. de Berev great credit for the magnificent success achloved in the first annual ball, which will undoubtedly become an institution of the local fraternity, hereafter. Monopolies Must Go Says President-Elect STAUNTON, Va., Doc. 30. ? PresI dent-elect Woodrow Wilson In an ad dress hero said that he hoped his ad ministration would mean the oblitera tion of everything that divided the North and South. The President-elect referring to monopolies declared that they could not exist, but in order to stamp them out there were men who would have to be mustered. In a speech at his birthday dinner on Saturday evening, last, Mr. Wilson said that the Philippines were a part of tho last frontier, but t.e hoped the United States would presently deprive Itself of that last frontier. PRINCETON, Dec. 30.?President elect Woodrow Wilson arrived at hla home in this city this morning. He was accompanied by Jerry J. Sulli van, of Iowa. In reply to an inquiry concerning tho object of Snllivan's vis it, Mr. Wilson said: "I am just pick ing up threads of the situation in Iowa." All Water Lines to be Investigated WASHINGTON, Dec. 30?The In terstate Commerce Commission will at once begin a comprehensive inves tigation of all steamship lines doing an interstate business. Every feature of the business will be closely in quired into, and it will be as thorough as it is possible for tbe commission to make it. The water lines doing business be tween Pacific Coast ports and Alas ka will be included In the investi gation. This part of the work will probably be under the personal di re tion of Franklin K. Lane, the mem ber of the commission from Califor nia, because of his intimate knowl edge of Pacific Coast trade and com ditlons. A TOWN SWEPT BY AN AVALANCHE WALLACE, Idaho, Dec. 30.?An av-j Uanche of snow yesterday partially destroyed the town of Mace in this Jtate, and killed James Flaherty. A number of buildings were swept away md completely wrecked. A number of people are still missing and the death list may prove to be large. The avalanche occurred without warning and many people were in their homes, some of them, however, escaping. Complete details are as yet unobtainable. CITIZENSHIP FOR PORTO RICANS WASHINGTON, Dec. 30. ?Immed iate citizenship for the Porto Ricans is recommended '.n the annual report Df W. F. Mclntyre, chief of the bu reau of insular affairs. Mr. Mclntyre states that the people of the island have made steady progress and that citizenship should be no longer de nied them. URGES EMULATION OE AMERICANS BERLIN, Dec. 30.?Prof. Alois Bran 11, founder of the German Shakes peare Society and chief Professor of English at the University of Berlin, lias written a Btrlking article, admon ishing the British to emulate Amer icans in devoting more serious atten-j lion to modern languages. "Young America," he says, "is ahead of dear old England in organizing and maintaining an admirable system of modern language schools. It is no business of mine to praise up my na tive language to Englishmen. If Eng land can do without Gorman, it docs not matter to Germans. I consider it, however, my patriotic duty to do my ut most to promote the study or English in this country, so that every educated Gorman may know what i3 written in both languages, may think with two souls and work with two brains. "Respectability Is a fine thing. It Is considered most respectable to stand up for compulsory Greek, but sometimes It is expensive to keep up respectability. "Germany cannot afford It. Our people find that they want English and French, and also Italian. They flock to the modern language lectures. At Berlin University there are no few er than 600 or 700 modern languages students, and yet we are unable to supply the demand of our secondary schools for such teachers. "In addition to the Western lan guages Russian has just been intro duced in the secondary schools of the Eastern provinces of Prussia I do not feel that It lowers our respectability. "England is right to increase her Iron fleet in order to keep off any posi blo enemy. We increase our mental fleet by calling In the brainwork of our neighbors In order to fight our battles against ignorance and pover ty. Wo wolcom friendly Invadors." Mistletoe, New Year cards, calen dars at WINTER & POND. 1L SUFFRAGETTES IN ALBANY ALBANY, N. Y., Dec. 30.?The rem nant of the suffragette army of three hundred which gaily set out from New York ten days ago to march on foot to Albany, reached here on Sat urday afternon. The valiant host had been reduced to seven footsore and weary women. The intrepid Commander-General, Effie Jones, however, was still at the head of her troops, and was as cheer full, and determined, apparently, as when she started from New York. The remnant of the army will be conspic uous at the inauguration of Governor Sulzer on Jan. 1. SON OF ALASKAN BOSTON SUICIDE BOSTON, Dee. 30.?CharleB W. Dirks, seventeen years old, son of Henry Dirks, a fur dealer of Unalas ka, suicided here yesterday after los ing $17,000 in gambling. He sent $12, 000 which he had inherited, to his mother nt Nantucket, Mass. MEXICAN ARMY REORGANIZATION MEXICO CITY, Dec. 30.?The reor ganization of the army in Northern Mexico has been begun by order of President Madero. The movement has developed ill-feeling between the reg ular troops nnd the former insurrect 03. AUTO RACER IS KILLED .. LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30. ? Hal Shaln, an automobile racer, was killed hero yesterday when hiB machine Jumped the track. BABY WEIGHS ONLY POUND AND OUNCE AURORA, Ills., Dec. 30. ? A baby girl weighing only seventeen ounces was born here yesterday to Mrs. Eva Booth, of the Salvation Army. The child is perfectly formed. Phone your subscription to The Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4.