THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1, NO. 49. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 81, 1912. PRICE TEN CENTS
PEACE ENVOYS TO QUIT TOMORROW
A NEW INDUSTRY fOR THE
LIVELY TOWN Of PETERSBURG
PETERSBURG. Dec. 31. ? Peters
burg baa another new Industry?the
Peterburg Machine & Iron Works. The
concern, with shops here, will make
a specialty of manufacturing and re
pairing gasoline engines. An engine
of the company's owu make is called
"the "Traveler." and Is especially
adapted for small trawling boats, used
for salmon. These engines are four
horse power. The company also does
all kinds of machine work.
C. H. Barkdull, the fox-man of
Saukhoi island, near this town, has
been a visitor here for a few days.
Mr Barkdull after making a fortune
by fox ranching has leased his place
to Jack Mitchell, who is now In
charge. Mr. Barkdull has gone to,
California where he has property in
09car Nicolson's new moving pict-'
ure show in the Sons of Norway hall
has proved a great success. The
pictures are of a high class, and show
excellently on the curtain. Upwards of
250 people attended each night The
show will be given twice a week.
Another new street is being opened
1 up from the end of Front stroet to the
bridge which crosses Mill creek. A
cut of considerable proportions Is be
ing put through, the crest of the hill
being reduced four and a half feet
This street will open up a very desir
| able tract o fland for building purpos
The church had a fine entertain
ment on Christmas. The church was
beautifully decorated and there was
something on the Christmas tree for
every child in town. Every one had
a good time. The sermon preached by
Rev. Divan was evcellent
The grand piano given away by the
, P. C. & N. P. C., was won by Miss Lu
cille Divan, daughter of the Rev. Di
Operator Hodden, of the wireless
station, has received notice that he
| will be transferred to Wrangell.
The halibut boats that spent Christ
inas here were the Fosna, Hanna, Com
rade, Madeline J., Mars. Rescue. Dol
phin, Active, besides other small craft
J. Frederick Johnson, organizer of
the Loyal Order of Moose, went
north on the Curacao.
In his annual report on the Alas
ka game law and its administration,
Governor Clark makes a strong plea
to have the power given to the local
legislature to amend existing laws
and regulations and to frame new
measures that may become expedient
from time to time.
The report shows that the fierce
brown bear protected by the game law
is growing so numerically strong in
certain localities, especially on Ko
diak island that he has become a pes
tilence attacking the offspring of
moose, one of the most valuable food
animals. It is also stated that this
monster has become a nuisance to hu
The incongruous condition result
ing from the classification of bear
is pointedly shown In the fact that
a brown bear is classed as game and
protected by the game law while the
black bear is named as a fur bearing
animal and subject to the regulations
of the bureau of fisheries.
Yet the workings of nature are such
that of the same litter some bears
are black and some are brown.
The governor also suggests that the
fur laws should be made by the local
legislature with the possible excep
tion of the laws applying to the fur
seal. It is demonstrated the lack of
a proper understanding of conditions
existing in Alaska make it impracti
cal for Congress to legislate intelli
gently on these subjects.
The report states that the increase
from $12,000 to $15,000 per year en
abled the governor to enforce the reg
ulations more rigidly. The increase
has been used in traveling expenses
for the game wardens.
Except in districts close by towns
and industrial camps and on certain
islands where wolves have ravaged
the deer there has apparently been
a net increase in the number of large
In the fiscal year 1912, 32 hunter's
licenses were issued. 30 of which were
to Americans, and increase of seven
over 1911. The total receipts from
this source amounted to $1,750.00
There were 10 special moose ship
ping licenses issued and 20 game ship
ping licenses issued during the same
period. The total receipts were $1,50(
for the first item and $185 on the lat
The report also carries a usi ui m<
game wardens and licensed guides
throughout the territory?17 of th?
formers and 12 of the latter.
An appendix to the report contains
three pages of printed matter givinj
information about Alaska game law.
PATENT TO PROPERTY
Certifcates for patent were yestet
day issued to the Penn-Alaska Mir
lng Co.. for a group of ten lode claim
and to the Alaska-Rubicon Gold Mir
ing Company for two lode claims
All of which are located at or nea
Taku inlet. Jesse Blakely is the heai
of both concerns.
Mr. Blaekly recently announce
that the old mill at Windom bay wa
to be set up on this property in th
early spring and that a systemati
plan of development will be inaugi
rated on all of the properties of whici
he is the controlling factor. J. \\
Dudley is in charge of the work L
Chili concarne served every nigh
at I.ockie McKinnon's, on Secon
The interest being manifested in
the Comercial Club banquet, which
occurs two weeks from tomorrow. Is
constantly on the increase. Every
! day one hears favorable comment on
the meeting which is to arouse a new
vigor and life in this community.
Yesterday W. E. Britt, who in speak -
I ing of the coming event said: "The
? banquet, and the work of the Com
i mercial Club is in my estimation a
j healthy sign. A sign that Juneau re
, alizes the fact that she is going to
become a busy, populous, and pros
perous city; and that her citizens are
I willing to work for an harmonious
"Years ago it used to be common
talk all over Alaska that Juneau bus-|
mess men were not united for the
good of the community but engaged
in an Individual scramble for the dol
lar and that the town was a hot bed j
of business disorder, petty jealousies,
cliques, clans and law suits. It it
ever were true we can say that it is
now a thing of the past.
"The solid foundation and wise man
agemeit of the new mining compan-j
ies: the influx of new people and new
money, are broadening the views. Ev
erybody is busy and prosperous?sat
isfied to live and let live.
"It is the proper time for the Com
mercial Club to come in and ask for
harmonious work to help shape this
fast growing place into a model town
for homes; for commerce and for in
SEVEN COURSE DINNER
AT COMMERCIAL CAFE
The management of the Commercial
Cafe will serve a special 8v-ven course
dinner, including turkey, on New
vcar's Day beglmncp. at 12 o'clock.
The table d' hote dinners given on
> Christmas Day and last Sunday have
demonstrated that they are very pop
ular, in fact the management could
| not accommodate more than one-half
of those wishing to dine in the eve
i ning. The management Is now pre
pared to give quicker service, but re
? quests that reservations be made early
? for private tables and boxes. Phone
> 381. It
? NEWS NOTES FROM
LOCAL LAND OFFICE
A patent has been Issued to Alton
W. Tibblt, of Valdez, for the Moon,
North Star, Evening Star and Sun
' lode claims.
The local land office has been ad
vised that the coal location of Ju
lius Kunkel in the Matanuska coal
fields and the coal location of E. J
r Brooks on Admiralty island were re
jectcd for failure to apply for patenl
^ within the time specified by law.
a SUPPER THIS EVENING
, The Commercial Cafe will serve a sup
r per this evening after the Moose mas
j querade ball.
e The CHAS. GOLDSTEIN STORI
c will remain open until 9 p. m. tonigh
i- and will be closed all day tomorrow
WANTED?To rent furnished hous(
n in good locality. Address X.Y.Z. Em
it The Japan current has caused ;
d 20% discount on all Ladies FURS
f. J until January 1st, at W. H. CASE.
LONDON. Dec. 31. ? The peace
peace plenipotentiaries have been In
session for moro than two weeks and
nothing tangible Beems to have been
Friction resulted from the very
start over the demands of bothsldes,
which each promptly rejcctod.
According to reports a crisis has
Seen reached which may result in tho
abrupt termination of the conference.
Dr. Danetf, of the Balkan delegation,
despite the black outlook, expresses
the optimistic belief that the confer
ence will succeed in its object, but
this view is not generally held 1 ndlp
The latest development in the situa
tion Is the statement of the Balkan
delegates today that the crisis will be
reached tomorrow, when a pronuncia
mento in the nature of an ultimatum
be presented to the Turkish plenipo
LEGAL EIGHT OVER
SHEEP CREEK POWER
A very intricate problem is Involved
in the suit filed yesterday afternoon
by the Alaska Gastineau Mining Com
pany against the Alaska - Treadwell
Gold Mining Company and associate
The point Involved arises over the
delivery of power from the Sheep
creek power station of defendants,
according to contract with plaintiff in
The complaint sets forth that the
defendant company since Christmas
Eve has failed to furnish the given
amount of power guaranteed by the
contract, or enough to start the ma
chinery which consumes the power.
It is alleged that a contrivance
known as an automatic circuit break
er, has been introduced by the defend
ant companies, which does not with
stand the momentary surge which re
sults at the starting of machinery
that consumes less than the given
amount of power guaranteed by the
contract. When the connection is
broken, defendants refuse to allow
their servants on the premises of the
power station to renew such connec
tions; compelling the information to
the sent to the office in Treadwell
whereupon a man would be sent
across the channel in a small boat to
renew the connection.
The defendants set up the answer
that they are delivering the current
as per contract and that the momen
tary surge requiring power In excess
of the contract should not be required
of them; that the breaking of the
current Is caused by overload by the
The plaintiff ackcd that a restrain
ing order and injunction pendente
lite, be issued restraining the defend
ants from maintaining the automatic
circuit breaker or in any way discon
necting a circuit of less than 300
The order to show cause came on
for a hearing last night before Judge
Overfield. Three hours were con
sumed by the introduction of expert
testimony by Chief Engineer Wallen
berg. E. A. Zacheau and R. A. Kinzie.
By stipulation and without preju
dice the matter was continued for
two weeks on hte agreement of the
defendants to turn over sufficient pow.
er today to start the machinery of
The point involved is whether or
not the plaintiffs are entitled to the
momentary surge necessary to start
machinery that will consume less than
the given amount of power to be de
libered according to contract. Shack
leford and Bayless conducted the case
livered according to contract. Sback
for plalntif and Simon Hellenthal ap
peared for the defendant.
1 Frank Doversplke and E. S. Bruner
this morning returned from the low
er end of Douglas island.
WILL GET PATENTS
TO MINING CLAIMS
The local land office yesterday is
' sued final certificates for patent to J.
' B. Caro, John Reck and Sam Kohn
for five lode mining claims commonly
known as the Black Diamond group
and located on Mount Roberts.
This property has been held and un
1 der development for a number of
t years and is within sight of town.
A complete line of tobacco jars and
i pipe rackB at BURFORDS.
TO LET?Two furnished rooms,
with bath. Inquire Osborne House,
1 48 Franklin street
Job Printing at The Empire Office
Stores at El Paso
EL PASO, Tex., Dec. 31. ? Heavy!
quantities of military storoB are be
ing assembled hore by the govern
ment, Is said, and It is alleged that the
United States is getting ready to take
a hand in the Mexican muddle, which
seems to be daily growing worse.
At any rate it is asserted that the
government is making preparations
for immediate action should interven
tlon be deemed necessary.
The strong note that was recently
prepared by the government of United
States will be formally prcsontcd to
the Mexican government, within a
few days, by Ambassador Henry L.
Wilson, and upon tho attitude taken
by Mexico tho policy to be adopted by
the American government towards
Mexico, will be determined.
Some of Defendants
Guilty of Murder
INDIANAPOLIS, Doc. 31.?In pans-:
ing sentences yesterday upon the men
convicted In the federal court in the
dynamite conspiracy cases, Judge A.
B. Anderson, said:
"The evidence in this case shows
that some of the defendants are guil
ty of murder, and there is sufficient
evidence besides to convince any im
partial judge that government by In
junction is infinitely to be preferred
to government by dynamite."
The defendants betrayed no emotion
when sentence was passed upon them.
The court room and corridors wore
filled with Interested spectators.
INDIANAPOLIS, Doc. 31.?A special
train with thirty-three of the convict
ed dynamiters left here for the Leav
enworth, Kansas, federal prison to
TRENTON, N. J., Doc. 31.?Col. Jab.
Hamilton Lewis of Illinois, was in
couterence here yesterday with Pies
Governor WHboii discussed with the
Illinois man the Senatorial situation
in that state. Lewis stated thatthere
was a chance for the election of two
Democratic Senators. Lewis was en
dorsed for Senator to succeed Sena
tor Cullom, in the Domocratio primar
ies last summer.
The unseating of Senator Ixirimer
caused the second vacancy. The Il
linois legislature which will elect the
Senators Ib pretty evenly divided bo
tween Republicans, Progressives and
Democrats, none of the parties having
a majority on joint ballot 9
TRENTON, N. J., Dec. 31.?Presi
dent-elect Woodrow Wilson today be
gan a series of conferences with Dem
ocratic leaders of both the Senate and
the House. He will confer with Oscar
W. Underwood, chairman of the Ways
and Means Committee tomorrow.
HERR WAECHTER DEAD
BERLIN, Dec. 30.?Herr von Kider
lin Waechter, German minister of for
eign affairs, is dead at Stu' wart,
where he had been taking the baths.
LOST?Oval-shaped, blue enameled
pin, with British emblem. Finder re
turn to Empire office. Reward.
THE INCOMING LIST
OF THE CURACAO
The Curacao last night brought mail
and the following passengers:
John B. Denny, R. A. Geary, John
Johnson, L. E. Whelper, S. B. Agnew,
K. Sarin,D. T. Denny, W. A. Irwin
and Mrs. E. L. McGill; Miss Aneta
Dctman, for Douglas.
SPECIAL SALE on all CURIOS un
til January first, at W. H. CASE.
TO PROBE POLICE GRAFTERS
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 31?A grand
jury has been called to probe the re
ported grafting by the police.
The "Liberty Bell" brand of washed
figs is meeting with great favor--car
ried by the Sanitary Grocery. LC.
j TONIGHT AT ELKS' HALL
The L. O. O. M. masquerade ball
will call forth a large crowd of pleas
ure seekers tonight and every atten
tion has been given to the details
which tend to make such affairs a sue
cess In every particular. That there
can be no confusion it has been ar
ranged to sell tickets at the door tc
those who have not already provided
themselves in this respect.
SEAL SHIPT OYSTERS?Fresh al
the local agency?CHAS. GOLDSTEIN
CHICAGO, Dec. 31.?A Washington
dispatch to the Tribune says that
President-elect Wilson may appoint
Colonel George W. Goethals, secretary
o( war, in his cabinet.
Colonel Goethals Is head of the
isthmian canal commission, and Pres
ident Taft has announced that he
would appoint Goethals governor of the
Besides being a distinguished engln
eer. Col. Goethals has had large ex
perience as a military man. He is a
graduate of the WeBt Point military
WEDS OHIO MAN
NEW YORK, Dec. 31.?Miss Maude
lngersoll, daughter of the late Col.
Robert G. lngersoll, known years ago
as "the great agnostic," was married
here yesterday to Wallace McLean,
of Probasco, Ohio.
W. A. IRWIN RETURNS
W. A. Iriwtn, the well known min
ing man, who Is interested in Mon
tana basin, returned on the Curacao
after a few weeks in California.
Mr. Irwin reports things as looking
up on the coast. San Francisco, Oak
land, Los Angeles and other Califor
nia towns are prosperous. Portland
and Seattle are also on the up-grado
and getting in a more healthy condi
GRAND JURY BRINGS
IN TWO INDICTMENTS
The grand jury this morning
brought in two indictments, one of
which is secret The other is against
Mary Boyle, charging "giving liquor
WILL PERFECT APPEAL
ON MINING CONTEST
J. B. Denny, who Is entitled to rank
as a Juneau pioneer, returned from
Seattle last night Mr. Denny is here
to perfect the appeal to the general
land office in the case of the Cincin
nati Alaska Mining Company.
Mr. Denny also announces that ho
will begin the erection of a mill with
in a short time on his Sheep creek
John Wallace who has been doing
the assessment work on claims of the
Cincinnati group leaves on the Mari
posa for Seattle tonight.
The Daily Empire delivered in Ju
neau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00
Phono your subscription to The
? Daily Empire. Phono 3-7-4.
SEATTLE, Dec. 31.?Steamer North
1 western sails for Juneau at five this
? afternoon. Among the passengers art
? Wynn Johnson, C. C. Vose, C. R. Lew
I is, M. Simpson, J. M. Ousby, A. Cook
E. Ethi8on, W. H. Dunden, James
Price and wife, and P. J. Anhllbin.
f Job Printing at The1 Empire Office
FIRE DISTROYS THE
EISH HOME IN VALDEZ
VALDEZ, Dec. 31.?The residence
of James Pish was burned to the
ground this morning.
The family escaped in their night
clothes. The theremometer register
od bolow zero and a heavy wind was
blowing. The loss Is $7,500, with $2,
The fire department sucecdcd In
saving the building adjoining, occu
pied by tre Tllllkum Club.
TURKS WIN VICTORY
FROM GREEK FORCES
LONDON, Doc. 31.?Dispatches via
Vienna, reported the defeat of the
Greeks, and it is stated that as a re
sult the siege of Janlna has been
A dispatch to the Times from Bel
grade, Servia, says that the Servian
minister of war has recch jd * tele
gram stating that Scuta ? 'alien
before the Servian
RICH ORE BODY
Twelve feet of quartz, showing free
gold in abundance was encountered In
the main tunnel of the Alaska Juneau
property yesterday, according to well
authenticated reports reaching town.
It lias been known for a long time
that this property had a very exten
sive ore body carrying immense val
ues in certain places. Rich quartz
veins cut through the graphitic slate
formation at Intervals from the time
It is encountered. This vein last re
ported, occurrs at a point about 250
feet in from the contact with the
The main tunnel has penetrated un
der the mountain about 4,500 feet
at the present time and there is about
1,500 feet more to be bored before
the shaft from the present mine can
This property, commonly known as
the "Little Treadwell," is known to
carry great values and that the ore
body is proving to be very extensive
is good ncwB for Juncan for the rock
is all to be milled right in town.
Night and day crews are working
with all speed to finish up the remain
ing work on the railroad and flume
beds leading from the mines to the
mill site near the City dock. Mr.
Bradley has promised the people of
Juneau to have the mill In operation
next summer and there is every evi
dence that it will be done.
An application has been filed with
the local land office for a railroad
right of way from Portland City up
the Salmon river a distance of 11
miles ot the International boundary
The ofllcers of the concern are J.
C. Veltcli, president; A. A. Miller,
vice president; C. R. Jackson, secre
tary. The president Is also treasurer.
The offices of the company are in Tn
Tho proposed road will tap the rich
mineral section on the British Colum
bia side of the international line. This
Salmon river mineral section is all
tributary to Portland city and all of
the ores must come out that way.
A few days ago Mr. Doversplke, an
old time Alaskan, who has become in
terested in that section, made very
favorable comments on the mineral
resources of Portland canal and said
at the time that Portland city on the
American side would bo the place of
ingress and egress to much of the
mining district on the Canadian side.
The proposed railroad corroborates
tho statements made to The Empire
by Mr. Doversplke.
The first poinsettas ever shipped to
Alaska are on display in the show
window of the WINTER & POND
GOV. TO RECEIVE
IN THE NEW HOUSE
Several Important articles of house
furnishings for the new residence ol
the Governor, which were supposed t(
have been shipped on the Curacao
' failed to arrive today. It has been de
elded, however, to hold the New Yeai
reception in the now house, notwith
standing the lack of complete furni
? turc In apartments on the first floor
Diamonds, always a wise Invest
? ment, are unusually so at this time
, Ours are imported under auspices si
i favorable as to enable us to offe
you better values than we believi
you'll obtain elsewhere.
I. J. SHARRICK.
ROBBERY Cfc '
The defense finished their testi
mony in the robbery ease this morn
ing and this afternoon will probably
finish the trial, the jury will probably
return a verdict late in the after
noon or early in the evening.
The principal point brought out by
the defense was furnished by the tes
timony of Captain William Brook and
First Sergeant S. S. Smith to the ef
fect that the latter received a letter
from Patrick Young after his Incar
ceration in the federal jail in Juneau.
In this letter Young made the state
ment that he alone was guilty of the
robbery of William Kanoff.
In addition to this cvrdence, the
three defendants, Paris, Parrent and
Collendcr, were on the stand in their
own behalf telling stories that were
in the main contradictory of the evi
dence of Young, who plead guilty and
testified for the government.
Seageant Harding, and privates Ei
der. Stewart. Calhoun, Smith and Piel*
busch also furnished evidence to re
fute the statements of Young.
SEIZED IN NEW YORK
NEW, YORK, Doc. 31. ? The larg
est seizure of plumage made since
the millinery law went Into effect
eighteen months ago was made yes
tcrday by representatives of the State
Conservation Commission and the Na
tional Association of Audubon Socie
ties in A. Hirsch & Co.'s factory, No.
20 East Thirty-first street.
Members of the Audubon Society
discovered Recently that a depart
mcnt store had sold a woman Beven
humming birds. R. L. Bowdish, chiet
clerk of the societies, traced the
birds to Hirsch & Co. The store
paid a fine of 360.
Accompanied by Warden Edgar
Hicks, of the State Conservation Com
mission, Bowdish dent to Hirsch &
Co.'s factory and there discovered
great quantities of plumage. The raid
followed. They seized 900 humming
birds and the plumage of many gulls,
herons, grebes and swifts all ready
for women's hats and worth a large
sum of money.
T. Gilbert Pearson, Secretary of
the Audubon Society, said last eve
ning: "The millinery law gave the
tradespeople more than a year in
which to dispose of stock and since
eighteen months have elapsed we can
see no reason why further leniency
should be shown..
"There is an abundance of material
that can be used for hat trimming to
which there 1b no legal objection, and
manufacturers and stores will find it
to their advantage to adhere strictly
to the law.
"We predict that the coming year
will develop a wonderful change.
The death knell has been sounded for
the weraing of aigretteB and other
The GOLDSTEIN STORE has on
display some beautiful Russian hand
' embroidered lunch cloths, table cov
' ers, runners and towels.
! HOSPITAL NOTES.
> Daniel Douglas, of Douglas, was op
, erated upon yesterday by Dr. De
- Vighno. The patient is getting along
Mr. Riley, operated on sorne time ago
- by Dr. Egginton, was discharged from
. the hospital this morning.
To Juneau patrons:
i. I wish to announce that I am pre
j pared to give prompt and efficient
r service in delivering, coal hauling
b freight, baggage, etc.
? HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER
Phone Order 5-7 or 65 tf
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