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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. NO. 51 JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS SENATOR BAILEY SINGS SWAN SONG The Proposed Dockage Contract layer Bishop thinks that some peo ple are unduly agitated over talk about the proposed dockage contract. The company made a tentative propos al to the city which was amended and sent below for the companj to sign after which in event that it is signed it will come back for the city to con siller. The mayor said: "1 do not care to discuss the contract now. How ever. 1 will sa>. that should the com pany accept the tentative proposal and sign the contract that has been sent below for consideration, and if the city should join in the agreement, the steamship company would not gain any more privileges at the dock than it now enjoys. Under the pro posed contract the city retains abso lute control of the dock and all ships would be given the same considera tion that they now receive. There will be plenty of publicity given the matter before the city council takes final action." "The proposed extension of the dock front to take care of increasing business together with the proposedj erection of a cold storage warehouse J for the fish industry makes it nec-j essary to secure a guarantee of suffic ient revi nue to take care of the in creased expense.. i:i dock repairs. Without a guarantee that sufficient freight would be landed it is a serious question whether or not the cold storage plant is advisable. But witn this business guaranteed it is believed that the dock will not only be self supporting but return a revenue to the city. "I want to say that the original proposal on this matter came from myself last May and not from the Alaska Steamship Company." J. C. McBride. of the C. W. Young Company, said that from the cursory investigation that he had made of the proposed contract he was inclined i to oppose it. he failed to see what ad vantages would accrue to the city through it. He did not believe that it is the part of wisdom to tie up the city with any steamship company for a term of years. "Five years is a long time," he said, "and anything might happen within that period." 1. J. Sharick, the jeweler, does not believe that it is to the interest or the city to enter into the proposed contract, and he so expressed himself. "The City dock," he said, "was built for the accommodation of any and all steamship lines and it should be main tained as a strictly independent in stitution." Chas. Goldstein does not think it would be a good thing to tie the city up on a contract with any steam ship company, either for dockage purposes or for the purchase of coal. "The dock, said Mr. Goldstein, "should be kept open and free of any entangling contracts so that it will be available for all of the ships that come here. This is the only way that the people can be safeguarded against excessive freight charges. This dock was built by the peoples' money for the peoples' benefit and there is no good reason why it should be placed in the hands of any man or company. We have had some exper ience on the dock problem and should realize when we are well off. "On the matter of coal the same reasons apply with equal force. It may possibly be that Alaska coal will be on the market soon and in this event we certainly would want to have the right to burn it." Henry Shattuck said: "I dont feel well enough posted on the question to express an opinion at this time. We have a good City Council and I have every confidence in them to han dle the situation." II I 1 I 1 1 I I II 1 1 I I I 1 I I i I I I II; ; : i P ersonal Mention;| il Judge John It. Wiuu left on the Marpisoa last night for Seattle on business matters. J. M. Kuffner the Atliu mining man. i left ou the .Mariposa last night for | Vancouver and will then go East ou business. Jesse Blakely, the Taku mining man. left on the .Mariposa last night for Pittsburg. He will return in about three months. George Noble, of Boston. left on the Mariposa for a short trip to Seat tle. J. B. Marshal, of Guunison and Marshal, is up at Haines on legal business. Dr. F. L. Goddard of Sitka is a passenger on the Mariposa enroutc to Tacoma. Mrs. Cole and daughter Eva took passage on the Mariposa for Victor ia. Mrs. Cole isnot in good health1 and is making the journey for a. change. L. L. Harding, government special' agent, returned from Haines on the Curacao. J. W. Hill. Alaska manager for the Wells-Fargo Company, returned from Valdez last night on the Mariposa. F. E. Hagler. special agent in the government internal revenue service, left on the Princess May today en route to Nashville. Tenn. District Court Clerk C. C. Page ar rived from Valdez last night on the Mariposa. Geo. Wesch. of the Iditarod. is a passenger on the .Mariposa enroute to the States. Mr. Wesch will return In the middle of March coming via Juneau. Earlo Jameson left on the Mariposa last night for Portland and Eastern Oregon points. J. Anderson and Joe McDowell, of Iditarod. are passengers on the Mari posa enroute to the States. Dr. W. G. Cassels and Mrs. Cassels. of Fairbanks, are passengers on the Mariposa enroute to the States. Dr. Cassels lived in Juneau 18 years ago. Henry Hamilton and wife, of Fair banks. are aboard the Mariposa en route to Seattle and Tacoma. Mr. Hamilton is of the firm of Brumbough & Hamilton. Fairbanks. Mrs. Sandon. of Cordova, arrived on the Mariposa last night. James E. Barrack, of Fairbanks, is a passenger on the Mariposa enroute to the States. R. W. Silver has just completed a neat cottage at Sheep creek and he and Mrs. Silver are now occupying it. Mr. Silver Is employed by the Alaska-Gastineau Company. John I. White, the veteran pioneer, who has been ill of la grippe, is now recovering. OVERDUE MARIPOSA ARRIVES, CRIPPLED The Mariposa came limping into port at 8:30 last night. Passengers and crew report a very interesting if not altogether pleasant experience while off Cape Spencer. Tempestuous winds and mountain our seas were endured for two days while the vessel was trying to enter Icy straits. While battling with the terrific elements after making futile efforts to enter the dangerous pass age. the vessel became crippled through the loss of one propeller blade and the mending of a second. However, she stubbornly held off and on near the entrance and was finally able to stagger through. It is not expected that she will break any speed records from here to Seattle. Follow ing are the passengers for Juneau: From Valdez ? J. W. Hill, C. C. Page. P. Gurlich. From Seward?Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Dickenson. From Cordova?Mrs. Sandon. DORA AEIOAT ONCE MORE ("apt. E. C. Generaux succeeded In floating the Dora within a week after reaching Seward and the little ship on Dec. 28 again tied up to the Seward dock. The Dora was torn from her moor ings at the Seward dock on the night of Dec. 7, and blown across the chan nel. landing hard and fast on the sandy beach where she was battered by the storms fury for seven days. The .Mariposa and the Cordova madefutile efforts to pull her oft. The Cordova finally got the stranded ves sel straightened around head-on to the beach and in a comfortable position. She was not badly damaged and Captain Generaux made temporary re pairs so that the ship can go to Seat tle for a general over-hauling. FURS ARE SCARCE Chas. Goldstein who went up to Skagway for the purpose of buying furs, reports that there are but few to be had. He brought down a few choice skins. Rosenberg, the fur buyer from the States didn't get any and went south on the Curacao. Every thing that will please a smok er may be found at BURFORD'S. For Sale. A $125.00 National cash register, good as new, for sale, cheap. See Denny Orfanos, Douglas. Congressman a Suicide WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.?Represen tative William W. Wedemeyer, of the second Michigan Congressional dis trict, committed suicide by jumping overboard from the steamship Pana ma, while enroute from Colon to New York. Mr. Wedemeyer was born in 1S73. Taft Will Not Name Goethals WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.?President Taft today announced that he would not name Colonel George W. Goethals as civil governor of the Canal Zone. IDAHO EDITORS SENT TO JAIL BOISE, Idaho, Jan. o ? Sheridan and Curzen, publishers of the Cap itol News, and A. F. Broxon, the ed itor, were yesterday sentenced to ten days in jail and to pay a fine of $500 each for publishing Colonel ltoose velt's criticism of the Idaho Supreme Court. Roosevelt's attack on the court was made at Chicago, during the meeting there last month o rthe Progressive party leaders. The Idaho Supreme Court had rendered a decision last fall denying the Progressive electors a place on the state ticket, and at Chi cago Roosevelt denounced the court in strong terms for its action. The Capitol News published Roose velt's remarks as to the court and were cited for contempt. Sheridan, Curzen and Broxon wore committed to the county jail and are now doing time. DYNAMITERS GET STAY OF EXECUTION J CHICAGO, Jan. C. -Judge Francis E. Baker, of the United States Cir | cuit Court of Appeals today issued a j writ of supersedeas staying the exe cution of the sentences passed upon the convicted dynamiters at Indianap olis. The bonds were fixed 011 a ba 1 sis of $10,000 for each year of the sentence imposed in the individual cases. Thus Frank M. Ryan who re ceived a seven years' sentence must furnish a bond for $70,000. SENATOR JEFF DAVIS DEAD OF APOPLEXY LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 3. ? United States Senator Jefferson Da vis died at his home here last night of apoplexy. Jefferson Davis was a nativ j of Ark ansas, where he was born in 1862. He war. twice elected governor of that state, and was elected to the United States Senate in 1906. FELKER, DEMOCRAT TO BE GOVERNOR CONCORD, N. H.. Jan. 3?The state .legislature has ecelected Samuel D. Felker. governor. Felker was the Democratic candidate at the Novem ber election, when no choice resulted under the law of New Hampshire. The Progressive members of the legisla ture voted for Felker. STATE SENATOR LOSES HIS JOB SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 3.?State Senator Black has lost his job through the operation of the California recall law for public officials. He is suc ceeded by Herbert Jones, Republican. Black was recently involved in an un savory bank failure. The Natal Brings W. Reid's Body NEW YORK, Jan. 3?The British battleship Natal having on board the body of the late American Ambassa dor Reid, arrived here today at one o'clock. The Natal was convoyed up the Hudson river by six American warships. Rev. Geo. E. Rcnuison is a passen ger on the southbound Princess May. i Phone your want ads to The Daily Empire, phone 3-7-4. Sen. Bailey Makes His farewell Speech WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. ? Senator] Joseph W. bailey, of Texas, delivered his farewell address in the United States Senate yesterday afternoon. In the course of his remarks Senator Bailey attacked the initiative, the ref erendum and the recall. He also at tacked William R. Hearst, character izing him as a "miserable dog," who had hounded him for years. Referring to President-elect Wilson, Senator Bailey said that if the man who had been elected President gives a sane administration the Republican party will never name another candi date. Our conflict is with Roosevelt. If our President believes he can take the radical vote away from Roosevelt lie is mistaken. Debs only can do that." Senator Railey resigned some time ago, his resignation to take effect at the beginning of the year. He will be temporarily succeeded by R. Id. John son, of Houston. The Texas legisla ture will elect Morris Shepard, of Toxarkana, who received the pri mary endorsement. CONGRESS IS AGAIN DOING BUSINESS NVASHINGHON, Jan. 3.?Congress resumed its sessions yesterday after the holiday recess. The House met and immediately adjourned out of re spect to the memory of the late Rep I resentutive John G. McHenry, of Penn sylvania. In the Senate, Senator Burton of Ohio introduced a resolution for the recognition of the Chinese republic. - URGE NORRIS fOR CABINET TRENTON, N. J., Jan. 3. ? United States Senator Henry Meyers, of Mon tana. had an interview today with I'resident-elect Wilson. Senator Mey ers urged the selection of Gov. Norris, of Montana, as Secretary of the In terior. Mr. Wilson said: "I esteem Gov. Norris very much. I have seen him during the conferences of gover nors that have been held, and he made an admirable impression. He is very aggressive." ROCKEFELLER NOW | HIDING IN GEORGIA NEW YORK, Jan. 3. ? William Rockefeller continues to elude the pro cess servers who want to serve him with a subpoena, from the Congress ional committee which is inquiring into the existence of a money trust. BRUNSWICK, Ga., Jan. 3. ? The William Rockefeller family have been hiding here in a Jekyl island apart | inent house. DISTRICT ATTORNEYS HAVE RESIGNED WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.?Edward E. Wagner, United States district attor ney for South Dakota, and Charles A. Boynton, district attorney for the Western district of Texas, have re signed. Both men are TaCt's appoint tees, but are said to have identified themselves with the Progressives in the late campaign. GRAND JURY ADJOURNS. The grand jury, having finished its labors, will adjourn this afternoon at four o'clock. THE MARIPOSA'S SOUTHBOUND PASSENGERS The following passengers left last night on the southbound Mariposa: Mrs. M. Cole, Miss Eva Cole, Ina Wallace, C. A. Dunbar, G. H. Brough ton Jesse Blakely, James Hildebrand, J. M. Ruffners, E. Kirkan, F. L. God dard, Jack Wallace, Rev. G. E. Ren nison, A. Descroix, John Johnson, An na Stern. H. Ahrenstadt and wife, J. R. Winn, Louis A. Kertogs, Earle C. Jameson, G. R. Noble, and Jack Da vis. 1912 RECORD YEAR IN FOREIGN TRADE WASHINGTON. Jan. 3.?The United States, like Great Britain, is having a record-breaking year in foreign trade. Treasury figures indicate that fho 1912 totals for this country will L about as follows: 1912. 1911. Exports 2,400.000,000 2,013,000,000 I m ports $1,800,000,000 $1,527,000,000 The previous high-record year for imports was 1910, when they reached $1,563,000,000. Then previous "high" for exports was 1911. In 1900 the ex ports exceeded imports by $649,000. 000. That is the record to date. The chief increases in exports are: Cotton $120,000,000 Manufactures 150,000,000 Subscribe for The Empire. OPPOSITION TO COL GOETHALS WASHINGTON, Jan. 3.?Consider able opposition has developed among Democratic Senators to the naming of Col. George W. Goethals as head of the civil government of the Panama Canal Zone. President Taft's advisers are urging him to leave the creation of the Can al Zone government to President Wil son's administration, and this will probably be done, in view of the op position that has already developed. H. K. LOVE GETS A REAPPOINTMENT WASHINGTON. Jan. 3.?President Taft has sent to the Senate the ap pointment of Henry K. Love, as United States Marshal for the Fourth Judic ial division, Alaska. Mr. Love was ap pointed to the position Jan. 13, 1909, and this is a reappointment. NOTED NEW YORK j MAN PASSES ON NEW YORK, Jan., 3. ? James R. Keene, noted horseman and Wall street operator, died here yesterday, fallowing an operation far abdominal trouble. Mr. Keene was 72 years old. James R. Keene far many years has been one of the most prominent op erators in Wall street, and he had ac quired an international reputation. For many years he was prominent as a leading horseman of two continents. THE PRINCESS MAY'S SOUTHBOUND LIST The Princess May left for the South this afternoon taking the following passengers from Juneau: Miss Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. Gor man, W. Nightingale, F. E. Hagler, Miss Rhodes, Mrs. Rhodes, Mr. and .Mrs Marsten, W. M. Barrett, Mr. and Mrs. Danny Orfanos, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Mcintosh, Bert Sporry, A. A. Des croix, Dr. J. K. Simpson, Albert Fink, and John McGinn. EXPLORERS TU SUUtv FOR CROCKER ISLAND WASHINGTON, Jan. 3. ? Ensign Fitzhugh Green. U. S. N., has been de tailed to accompany "Crocker Island Expedition," which will set out next July, and he will act as topographer and physiographer. This latest Arctic enterprise purpos es to establish the existence of and to survey a body of land commonly called Crocker island, which Explor er Peary reported he had seen in 1906 from Cape Thomas Hubbard at a dis tanceof about 196 miles across the ice. Adjoining territory also will be explored and mapped. The expedition will be a joint under taking under the auspices of the American Museum of Natural His tory and the American Geographical Society and Yale University. It will be under the leadership of Donald Mc Millan, who was with Peary on the North Pole trip in 1909. Frank Pinder has been discharged from the hospital fully recovered from the effects of an operation for throat 1 trouble. I Dr. J. K. Simpson is making the round trip on the Princess May. Says Mexico Is Quite Able To Protect Americans WASHINGTON, Jan. 3,?Pedro Les curlan, Mexican minister of foreign affairs has arrived here. His mission is to assure President Taft of the ability of President Madero's govern ment to protect American citizens in Mexico. Senor Lcscurian declares I that the situation in Mexico is great I ly exaggerated, and that the revolu tionists are practically powerless. Ho blames the enemies of F'resident Ma ilero for the grossly exaggerated ac counts of depredations by bands of ! guerillas that have been sent broad ; cast. I SULZER SERVES NOTICE ON LEADERS ADRANY, N. Y., Jan. 3.?Governor] William Sulzcr Mas issued an ulti matum to the would-be Democratic | leaders of the state. He has served notice upo nthem that his election as governor of the Empire State has made him the Democratic leader and | he means to assert his rights and di rect the party. The action on the part of Governor Sul/.er is taken to mean that he will fight to eliminate the influence of ! Charles F. Murphy, the Tammany I leader, i nthe politics of the state. BIG MINING CASES I ARE APPEALED An appeal from the decision of the registrar and receiver of the local United States land oliice in the fam ous "Cordwood Jim" cases, involving Mineral Entry No. 01286 made by The Cincinnati-Alaska Mining Com pany, embracing the Ready Bullion three and four lode mining claims, situated on Douglas island and ad joining the Ready Bullion and Mexi can Mine, was filed by John B. Denny and William Martin, attorneys for the Cincinnati,Alaska Mining Company. This will bring the cases before the commissioner of the general land of fice at Washington, I). from whose decision they will go before the sec retary of the interior for final ad judication by the land department. The claims involved were located in 1001 by the late James Borbridge, more commonly known as "Cordwood Jim-" and Sam Stroder, and owing | to the fact that the claims adjo:t two* of the great dividend paying mines of the Tread well companes and em brace about 2800 feet of the Ready Bullion vein or lode are valued at sev eral million dollars by the applicants for patent, and like many other val uable raining properties, have been litigation ever since their discovery. The decision appealed from was ren dered by Registrar Walker and Re ceiver Boyle, on protests filed by the Alaska United Gold Mining Co., and the Alaska Mexican Gold Mining Co., and involved the following questions: The regularity of the issuance of Final Receipt or Certificate of En try to Applicants John Johnston and the Cincinnati - Alaska Mining Co.; the question as to error in the offic ial survey, sufficiency or value of improvements and the mineral char acter of the land, upon which issues a trial has had during the summer of 1911, which lasted several weeks, cost ing the litigants several thousand dollars. i ne decision on uic main ioouv? > raised by the protest, is favorable to the applicants, but is to the effect that (lie sea-ward boundaries of the claims are below the line of "ordinary high tide," and that discovery on Ready Bullion three claim was below such line, and recommendation is made that j the final receipt be cancelled, which action, if taken by the land depart ment. would compel the applicants to make a new survey, and to establish their sea-ward lines at a higher level with reference to the tides, and likely open up another chapter of litigation in the federal courts. The Cincinnati-Alaska Mining Co. in taking abb?1 make nineteen as signments of error, and maintain that the official survey of the claims is cor rect and final after being passed on by the surveyor-general of the ter ritory of Alaska, and no appeal being taken from such decision; that the nrotestants have no standing in the case or right to conduct an advcrce proceeding in the land office by means of a protest, and that the land de partment is without jurisdiction to nass upon any of the questions raised in the protests except as to the min eral character of the claims. SPECIAL SALE ozi all CURIOS un til January first, at W. H. CASE. | SEAL SHIPT OYSTERS?Fresh at the local agency?CHAS. GOLDSTEIN " Dromedary Brand" of stuffffed figs ?something new and something de licious. On sale at the Sanitary Gro cery. tf. 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 I CASTRO ENGAGES PASSAGE TO EUROPE NEW YORK, Jan. 3.?Cipriano Cas tro, former president of Venezuela, who has been denied entrance to the United States on the ground that he would make an undesirable acquisi tion to the country, has engaged pass age to Hamburg, (lermany. Castro lias been held at Ellis Island. THE MARIPOSA'S HAPPY THRONG The Mariposa has quite a happy crowd aboard despite the fact that she is limping along with a disabled propeller. The cheerful throng re ferred to is headed by Captain E. T. Barnette late president of the defunct Washington-Alaska bank, of Fair | banks. The captain hasn't been so happy in many months as he is at the present moment. He looked the part as he smilingly shook hands with acquaintances who met him at the dock. The captain expects to go di rectly to California. He did not say when he should return to Alaska. Leroy Tozier, one of Captain Bar notte's attorneys In the celebrated bank wrecking case, wore an expan sive smile and says he feels fine as a fiddle. He feels elated on account of the victory over the prosecution. T. C. West, the well known San Francisco attorney associated with Mr. Tozier in the defense of Mr. Bar nette, was also aboard and appeared to be very well satisfied. Mr. West always claimed that the government would not get a conviction. John A. Clark, a Fairbanks attor ney, is also among those who attended the celebrated Washington ? Alaska bank trials at Valdez. John looked cheerful. ?? 1. tif onehinr r\f I' railK W? nun miio, i;A*vuoutvi vi the defunct bank is also aboard and perfectly contented. ' Lew Wing, D. D. Dusenberry, Hun ter Scales, Jack Sales and R. W. Wood are gentlemen, Fairbanksans and former Fairbanksans, connected with the banking business, who have been in attendance at court during the. pro gress of the trials. Mr. Wood is pres ident of the First National bank of Fairbanks and is accompanied by Mrs. Wood. Jack Sales, besides being a bank director, is proprietor of the largest jewelery establishment in Fairbanks. He is going to California to join his family for the winter. Harold Iteeves, D. B. Ncal, J. A. Jackson, Henry Hamilton and James Barrack all of Fairbanks are also aboard having been in attendance dur ing the trials just finished. The well known attorneys Albert Fink and John McGinn, who have been looking after the interests of Banker Parsons, or Seattle, during the govern ment prosecutions, were also aboard but debarked on reaching Juneau. It is expected that they will remain in Juneau a few days before proceeding south. Another well known figure among the notables aboard the ship is E. Cluster Bunch, sometime newspaper man of Fairbanks but now associated with the Blothen publication in Seat tle. Mr. Bunch has been covering the trials at Valdez for his paper. admiral cooper dead. MORRISTOWN, N. J., Dec. 31. ? Rear Adtnirul Cooper, U. S. N., is dead at his homo here. shoots and Fills' wife and himself BELLEPORT, N. Y. Jan. 3.?Henry C. Edey, aretired Wall street broker, , in a fit of jealous rage yesterday shot , and killed his young wife, and then took his own life.