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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. NO. 50. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS NEW YEAR'S AT GOVERNOR'S HOUSE Governor's House is formally Opened Gov. and Mrs. Clark were at homo to the public yesterday afternoon be tween the hours of three to five, the occasion being the customary recep tion held on New Year's Day. The receptiou was held iu the new Gov ernor's House, which is the official residence of the governor. A goodly number from Juneau, Douglas and Treadwell availed them selves of the opportunity to call and pay their respects to Alaska's chief executive. Between the hours men tioned the halls, drawing room, library and dining room were thronged with pioplc who had come to exchange the season's greetings with Governor and Mrs. Clark. Light refreshments were served by Miss Green, a charming young lady, of Washington, D. C., assisted by a bevy of pretty Juneau and Douglas young ladies. On this occasion the doors of the new building were thrown open for the first time. Many had looked for ward 'o the pleasure of viewing the interior of the splendid edifice. The perfect harmony, and substantial sim plicity of the finish called forth many admiring remarks. The Building. The Governor's House is a two und -a-haif story frame structure, built over a full-sized cellar on con crete walls. The general dimensions are approximately 58 by GO feet. The principal exposure is ou the south and east, commanding a full view of the southern end of Gastiueau Chan nel. as well as Douglus and Treadwell towns. In order that light and out look might not be impaired from that side, no entrance or hallway was pn> vided. but the southern exposure equipped with a broad terrace extend ing the full length of the building, covered in the center to a height of two stories by a pillared porch or balcony. Then entrance is on the northeast side, and is covered with a smaller pillared porch, approached by concrete semi-circular driveway and sidewalk and stone steps. The American colonial type of ar chitecture characterizes both the ex terior and the interior construction, the colonial expression being carried out to several of the smallest details! in inside finishing, furnishing and decoration. A liberal interpretation, however, of the New England colon ial motive was executed: the build ing is not a pure example of the type referred to. The basement of the new house contains ample storage and fuel' rooms and a well-equipped laundry, | and the basement rooms are well light ed by several half-length windows. The first floor is divided into six prin cipal apartments, as follows: recep tion hall, drawing room, library, din ing room, office, and kitchen. There are also two large pantries, and a back hall: while a vestibule and stair hall are situated between the front entrance and the main reception hall. Each of the four principal rooms on the first floor has a fire-place. A high wainscot in wood panels, and a beam ceiling are the striking features of the reception hall and the dining room. A lower panelled wainscot is shown in drawing room and library. The woodwork throughout the entire house is painted uniformly in old ivory, var iations in color depending entirely upon mural tints, draperies and up holsteries Furnishings of Principel Rooms. The drawing room draperies are of yellow figured silk, while the side walls are in light green. This apart ment. which is 20 by 30 feet in size is finished and furnished for use as a music hall or ball room, among the furnishings being a small grand piano and a number of Austrian bentwood chairs. The handsome fireplace man tel is decorated with a wood carving of the seal of the Territory of Alas ka. The library or living room is furn ished iu crimson damask overstuffed chairs and divan, with mahogany ta ble and reading lamp. The small con servatory is seen from this room as well as from the dining room through large glass doors. The dining room, which is 18 by 2t> feet in general dimesnions, is furn ished with Sheraton table, chairs, side board and serving table. The window and door draperies are in old blue and a cushioned window-seat extends around the entire west side of the room. The lighting fixtures not only ou this floor but throughout the build ing are artistic in design, conforming strictly to the generally colonial treat ment of the house and furnishings. A small office is situated in the northeast corner of the building on this floor, the furniture being up holstered in brown leather, the win dow draperies being also in brown. Upper Floors. The second floor contains four large bedrooms, a sewing room, and three bath rooms. All the rooms on this floor are entered from a spacious hall which is reached by a handsome main stairway from the first floor. The third floor Is chiefly devoted to servants' quarters. The billiard room on this floor which was provided in the original plans is left uncompleted for the present lack of funds. The whole buildings is heated by steam and lighted by electricty, the electric wires being in all cases en Closed in iron conduits or pipes bur ied in the walls. Practically Completed. The building is substantially com plete, but a few details of Interior fin ish, furniture and decorations are still lacking. The roof cannot be painted until spring, and a few other items of outside work, including grad ing the grounds, must be deferred un til more favorable weather comes. The work of two or three days by carpen ters and painters is still required on the interior, and a few articles of furniture remain to be supplied within the next week. The new building, however, pre sents a habitable appearance. The construction of the house was author ized in the public building act of 1910, when Governor Clarke made urgent representations to the President and to Congress that permanent and suit able buildings should be provided for the resindence and for government offices in Juneau. The appropriation was $40,000, which sum was to include furnishings. Why "The Governor's House." Governor Clark says that personal | Iv he does not believe that the new otticial residence should be known as executive mansion, but simply as "Governor's House." A mansion, strictly speaking, cannot be "execu tive." "There is every consideration of good taste in favor of the simple term Governor's House," said the Gov ernor. "and moreover, this is the term of common parlance. Soon after Mr. Roosevelt was elevated to the presi dency he must have has this consid eration in mind for he Immediately changed the name of the President's residence from 'executive mansion,' to 'The White House.' He argned that the latter term was much simpler as well as really more dignified and in better taste. Whatever justifica tion there may be for the term 'exec utive mansion' seems to rest rather upon hackneyed usuage than upon good grammar or common sense." MOOSE BANQUET j HELD LAST NIGHT Last night the losing team in the; great November contest for bringing in new members into the local lodge j of L. O. O. M. banquetted the win- j ners. The feast was held at the Comraer- j cial Cafe and lasted until after one! o'clock. I C. F. Cheek. Hugo Heidhorn. T. J. McCaul. Carl Brown. Hillary Russell. William Altmueller, Elwin1 Ernest Warren, were among those j present. COURT NOTES. Mary Boyle (Indian) was arraigned this morning charged with the crime of giving liquor to Indians. L. B. Adsit returned on the Hum boldt from a visit in southern points. DEMOCRATS BRING GOOD TIMES John Keller, of the Skagway Alas kan, is aboard the Princess May en route to his home from an extended visit throughout the East. Mr. Keller says that times are al ready getting better all over the coun try and that everybody is hopeful and cheerful over the outlook for the fu ture on account of the splendid Demo cratic victory. President-elect Wilson has inspired the greatest confidence in the people generally and the changes politically are having a salu tary effect?at least such is the case from Mr. Keller's point of view. Roy V. Nye, assistant district at torney returned on the Humboldt from Ketchikan. | PRESIDENT TAET HAS BUSY DAY WASHINGTON, Jan. 2.?The New Year reception at the White House was one of the greatest in its history. President'Taft shook hands with 7. 000 callers. SULZER RECEIVES SUEERAGETTES ALBANY, Jan. 2.?After being in augurated yesterday Governor Sulzer received the Suffragette delegation which marched up from New Yora under the command of General Ros alie Jones. Governor Sulzer told the Suffragettes that he would recom mend, in his message, a suffrage amendment to the State Legislature. FIREBRAND CASTRO TO BE DEPORTED NEW YORK. Jan. 2.?Former Pres ident Castro, of Venezuela, has been denied admittance to the United States, and has expressed a desire to return to Europe. GOLD OUTPUT OE ! ALASKA AND WORLD WASHINGTON, Jan. 2?According to statistics compiled by the Bureau of .Mines the gold output of Alaska for the year 1912 is $17,398,940. The world's output for the same period is placed at 465,000,000. INDICTEO FOR THE THE MURDER OF DR. KNABE INDIANAPOLIS. Jan. 2.?Dr. Wil liam B. Craig and A. M. Ragsdule; an undertaker of this city have been in dicted in connection with the murder of Dr. Helene Knabe, a year ago. Dr. Knabe was stabbed to death in her office. MOOSE MASQUERADE A GRAND SUCCESS Despite the fact that a very strong counter attraction across the channel, the grand ball by the "Cyanide Boys," of Treadwell, drew many people away from Juneau on New Year's Eve, the grand mask ball by the L. O. O. M. was a marked success in every par ticular. The dancing floor of the Elks' large hall was crowded witli merry makers in all sorts of fanciful garb. Excellent music and a smooth floor with the crowd that was present certainly as sured a good time to everyone, and everyone surely had a good time. There was a iarge number of prizes awarded for those who attempted to represent special characters for which prizes were offered: also for those who excelled in waltzing. The party did not break up until two o'clock?but all were happy and wishing that it might be so with every body. WILSON GETS A BOX OF APPLES PRINCETON, N. J.. Jan. 2. ? The first parcels post package delivered here under the new law, was a box of apples for President-elect Woodrow Wilson. MATERIAL FOR BANQUET. The Alaska Meat Company, John Reck, manager, received on the last trip of the Humboldt 500 pounds of turkey and one beef weighing 1,000 pounds, which President John Reck, of the Commercial Club says will be served at the Commercial Club ban quet on Jan. 14. Tom Radonich says that after to morrow there will be no more seats available at the big fea~t. With the other good things added to the beef and turkey, referred to by Mr. Reck, it would seem that there will be an abundance for the inner man. ARE ASKING FOR A NEW TRIAL Contrary to the general expectation around the court house the jury on Tuesday evening brought in a ver dict of guilty against the soldiers, Paris, Parrent and Collender, tried as accomplices in the highway rob bery at Haines last September. This morning Judge R. A. Gunnison, attorney for the denfense, gave no tice that he would file a motion for a new trial. FOUND?Baby's cap. Inquire Em pire office. Churchill Called traitor In house of Commons LONDON, Jan. 2. ? The House of Commons was the scene of more ex citement today during an address which was being delivered by Win ston Churchill, first lord of the admir alty. Mr. Churchill was speaking on the Irish Home Kule bill when he was greeted with cries of "Itats." "Trait or," and other discordant cries. He finished his speach, however, after ad ministering a severe verbal castiga tion to the men who interrupted him, characterizing them as soreheads, and obstructionists. Chinese Women Must Give Up Their Trousers SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 2. ? Tho; ?growth of the spirit of Occidental civ ilization in China has been again 11 lustrated by an edict which ha Bjust been issued by the Chinese Cabinet. The edict directs that the Chinese women shall abandon their time-hon ored trousers and the male Chinese shall adopt the clothing of the Cauca sian. Just how the edict will be taken by ^ the great mass of the Chinese peo pie is problematical. It will be obeyed without doubt in the larger cities, where the population is mixed, but in the remoter places it is quite prob able that the men and women will adhere to the sartorial customs of their ancestors. However, the edict promulgated di recting the Chinese people to cut ofi their cues was quite generally obeyed throughout the republic. PARCELS POST IS INAUGURATED WASHINGTON, Jun. 1, Postmaster General Frank H. Hitchcock formally inaugurated the parcels post system shortly after midnight. He deposited a package containing a loving cup ad dressed to Postmaster Edward M.' Morgan, of New York. RAILROAD OFFICIALS HELD FOR TRIAL BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Jan. 1.?Vice President Horn, General Manager Pol lock and Superintendent Woodward, of the New York, New Haven & Hart ford railroad, have been indicted on charges of manslaughter in connec tion with the train wreck at Westport, N.! Y., when sixteen persons were killed. TWO JAPS NOW ON TRIAL FOR MURDER Itow and Fushimi, the two Japan ese cannerymen, indicted for the mur der of Frank Dunn, went to trial be fore Judge Overfield this morning. Attorney Cobb ipade a plea to have the case go over stating that the wit nesses for the defense were not here, but that he expected them on the Northwestern. The court over-ruled the request and the work of securing a jury commenced. The entire regular panel of sixteen was exhausted and a special venire of fiteent ordered. The following had been secured from the regular panel before the court adjourned at noon: Ed Woods, James Fitzgerald, F. A. J. Galvas, C. E. Carpenter and J. H. King. It is a remarkable circumstance that not one of the sixteen men examined was disqualified to sit on the case because of objection to the death pen alty. TREADWELL COMPANY MUST GIVE SURGE In the case of the Alaska-Gastineau Company vs. Aluska-Treadwell Gold Mining Company et al, wherein the plaintiff asked for a restraining or der and injunction pendente lite be is sued and in which the court contin ued the hearing of Tuesday evening Judge Overfield yesterday made an order in chambers. The order re quires that the AJaska-Treadwell Gold Mining Company furnish upon three hours notice on Jan, 2, 1913, a surge to start the machinery at the Perse verance Mine and thereafter to furn ish the power as it has been hereto fore furnished; that if after furnish ing the said surge and the starling of machinery at the mine it should transpire that the machinery should stop through no wilful negligence on part of plaintiff, then upon a notice of one hour during the day and three hours during the night time another surge must be furnished by defend ants at such times pending the time of completaion of the hearing herein. The Japan current has caused a 20% discount on all Ladies FURS until January 1st, at W. H. CASE. TO LET?Two furnished rooms, with bath. Inquire Osborne House, 48 Franklin street MRS. GUGGENHEIM PURSUES WILLIAM CHICAGO, Jan. 1. ? Circuit Judge Heard yesterday took up the hearing of the suit in which Mrs. Grace Brown Guggenheim seeks to set aside the di vorce granted here to her former hus band, William Guggenheim, a few years ago. William Guggenheim is one of the seven Guggenheim broth ers. He was married again shortly after obtaining u divorce from Mrs. Grace Brown Guggenheim, who al leges fraud In the obtaining of the di vorce. TWO PROMINENT MEN INDICTED The grand Jury this morning creat ed a mild sensation by bringing in an indictment against Claude PI Erick son, of the Alaska Bottling Works, and against Jas. L. Gray, member of the Juneau City Council, charging the selling of liquor without a license. Both were indicted jointly for the same offense. They were arraigned this morning and will plead Monday. Attorney Z. R. Cheney for the de fendants, asked that they be allowed to go on their own recognizance, and it was granted. It is said that spite and hatred of certain parties in business here, is the motive back of the indictment and that it amounts to persecution. This is not the first time an at tempt has ben made to indict Mr. Er ickson for the business he is conduct ing nor does he deny the facts as to sales of liquor. This matter was up before a prev ious grand jury and Mr. Erlckson came before that body and stated that he was willing to pay any license that riiight be, required of him. District Attorney John J. Boyce, at that time time told the grand jury and Mr. Er lckson that the license he was then paying (the same as at the present time) was sufficient and all that could be required of him. STRIKE DID NOT TAKE PLACE NEW YORK, Jan. 1. ? A general strike of all hotel workers in this city, called for yesterday afternoon, failed to materialize. SALT LAKE BANKER DEAD SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 31.?Wind sor V. Rice, a Salt Rake City banker and mine operator, died here yes terday. URGE RECOGNITION OF CHINESE REPUBLIC PEKING, Jan. 1.?The American community of Pekin have joined in a telegram to the Washington Govern ment urging the recognition of the Chinese republic. GOOD SHOW AT ORPHF.UM. The show at the Orpheum, Doug las, last night was fully up to the' standard, and tonight it will be just as good, or even better. Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Mcintosh will leave on the Princess May tomorrow for a visit in British Columbia. Last night they were given a reception at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Pet tit, prior to their departure. A most pleasant evening was spent. Wilson Talks About Alaska Coal Lands TRENTON, N. J., Jan. 2?President-1 elect Woodrow Wilson yesterday talked with Major John E. Ballaine, | of Seward and Seattle, with reference; | to the Alaska coal land situation. Major Ballaine arranged for a ser ies of conferences with t' e President elect, at which a number of delega- < tions will present their views upon the openingup of the Alaska coal lands in the Bering river and Mat anuska fields. In a later interview Major Ballaine said that he and Charles G. Helfner, of Seattle, would comprise a commit tee to bring Alaska questions before P.overnor Wilson. Turkey Submits Terms To The Peace Conference LONDON, Jan. 2. ? The Turkish | peace plenipotentiaries have agreed to cede all of the Turkish dominions in Europe, to the Balkan allies, ex cept Adrianople and the territory be tween Constantinople and Adriaople, the occupation of which is to be set tled between Turkey and Bulgaria. The Balkan States are to get Ja nina and Scutari, while Turkey is to retain the islands in the Aegean sea. The control of Albania and the Isl and of Crete is to be settled by the European powers. LONDON, Jan. 2,?The Bulgarian delegates have withdrawn from the conference, and the allies are threat ened with disruption. Bulgaria is charged with working chiefly to her own advantage. VICTORS IN THE BOXING CONTESTS SAM FRANCISCO. Tun. 2.?Harlem Tom Murphy defeated Frankie Burns here yesterday in the seventeenth round. Murphy set a fast pace for Burns from Start to finish. I.OS ANGELES, Jan. 2.?Luther Mc Carthy easily defeated A1 Pal/.er In the eighteenth round in the boxing contest here yesterday. The fight was so one-sided that it was stopped by the referee. SULZER TAKES THE OATH OE OFFICE ALBANY, N. Y., Jan. 2. William Sul zer took the oath of office as Gover nor of the State of New York, insuc cession to Governor John A. Dix. There was no parade or any other flubdub', the Governor-elect having! walked to the State Capitol, where the oath of office was administered. HENDRICKS GETS A NEW YEAR'S PRESENT PORTLAND, Ore. Jan. 3.-Hamil ton H. Hendricks, another of the Ore-' Kan men convicted of land frauds, has been pardoned by President Taft. Hendricks was sentenced to thirteen months imprisonment. DYNAMITERS FILE APPEALS! INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 31.?Writs of supersedeas were filed today in be half of the defendants in the dynamite conspiracy cases, preparatory to tak ing an appeal to the circuit court of appeals. DYNAMITERS ENROLLED AND ARE "MUGGED." LEAVENWORTH. Has.. Jan. 2. ? The thirty-three convicted dynam'ters have been enrolled and "mugged" In the federal prison here. CAPTAIN ANDERSON IS DROWNED PORT TOWNSEND, Wash., Jan. 1? Captain O. A. Anderson, a pioneer pi lot and master mariner of Tacoma, was drowned yesterday while attempt ing to board the ship Setos. GLAVIS QUITS JOB SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 2. ? Louis R. Glavis has tendered his resignation as secretary of the California Conser vation Commission. No reason for the resignation has been assigned. FREIGHT BY THE STEAMER HUMBOLDT The Humboldt brought 112 tons of freight for Juneau; 80 tons for Sheep creek and ten tons for Jualin. Chili concarne served every night at Lockie McKinnon's, on Second avenue. tf. WANTED?To rent furnished house in good locality. Address X.Y.Z. Em pire office. WESTERN UNION'S PENSION SYSTEM SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 2.?The pen sion system which the Western Union Telegraph Company announced some time ago would be inaugurated at the beginning of the year, went into efTect yesterday. Two hundred thousand of the com pany's employees will be affected by the new pension system, five thous and of whom are on the Pacific Coast. WILSON WOULD MUSH TO CAPITOL TRENTON, N. J., Jan. 2.?Presi dent-elect Wilson has intimated that, if possible, he would like to go on foot from the White House to the Capitol, to be inaugurated, thus "put tin one over" on Thomas Jefferson, who rode up to the Capitol on horse back on his inauguration day. SEVEN PERSONS KILLED IN A RAILROAD WRECK HUNTINGTON. W. Va.. Jan. 2 .? Seven persons were killed on the Chesapoke & Ohio railroad yesterday, near this e.ty, when a freight tram went throjgn a bridge. TO FORECLOSE LARGE MORTGAGE CHEYENNE, Wyo., Dec. 31.?Judge Riner of the federal court, has ordered the forclosure of a mortgage for $2. .100,000 given on the properties of the Pennsylvania-Wyoming Copper Com pany, and held by the Continental Commercial Trust and Savings bank, of Chicago. A loan of $10,000,000 had been made to the Pennsylvania Wyoming Copper Company. LILLIAN GRAHAM'S FATHER DEAD SEATTLE, Jan. 2. ?Patrick Gra ham, who obtained a degree of notor iety as the father of Lilliam Graham, is dead. The daughter, with the aid of Ethel Conrad, a companion, at tempted to kill W. E. D. Stokes, a New York millionaire horseman and proprietor of the Ansonia hotel, a year ago. Miss Graham* was an actress. She shot Stokes in the foot, was arrested together with Miss Conrad, and both were acquitted 011 trial. DETECTIVES LOOK FOR WILLIAM ROCKEFELLER ?? NEW YORK. Jan. 1. ? Detectives yesterday surrounded the three homes of William Rockefeller in this city in an attempt to serve him with a sub poena in the money trust Congression al investigation. Rockefeller could not be found. NOBLE PRIZE FOR FOR AN AMERICAN NEW YORK. Jan. 1.?President Mc Dowell of the International Peace League has been nominated for the Noble prize for 1912-13, by Chairman Hulzer, Swedish Minister of foreign affairs.