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
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
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
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
Thlnue?t lady?one umbrella, Mrs.
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
Best character representing word
"Orpheum"?three months' pass, John
Most original character ? meer
schaum pipe, Thos. McCaul.
Best Grandpa?your choice of a
cake, Mrs. Kabler.
Funniest man ? Stetson hat, Chas.
Most cleverly dressed gentlman?
$10.00 gold crown. Dr. C. C. Finly.
Best Moose face?big goose, John
The crazy man?fancy vest, F. Wol
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
Best sustained gentleman charact
er?one month's pressing. Milton
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.
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
Best waltzing couple?one case as
sorted Reliance fruit, Epsteyn & Gil
Next best waltzing couple ? $5.00
cash. Juneau Lodge, No. 700 L. O.
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.
Phone your want ads to The Daily
Empire, phone 3-7-4.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
"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
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 for the defense is being
introduced this afternoon. The trial
will probably consume all of tomor
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
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
Bank Looting Cases
Are All Completed
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
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.
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
.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
J. W. Waydeuich, the old pioneer,
was in town today from his ranch at
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.
Peter Bicchierl and STaja Deretlch.
indicted for assault with a dangerous |
weapons, entered pleas of not guilty (
N. Marino and John James under ,
indictments for giving liquor to In
dians pleaded not guilty this morn
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,
Monopolies Must Go
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
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
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
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
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
"Respectability Is a fine thing. It
Is considered most respectable to
stand up for compulsory Greek, but
sometimes It is expensive to keep up
"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
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
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, 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.
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
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.
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