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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. NO. 53. JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS WOULD ARBITRATE CANAL TOLLS Murder Trial Case Is Continued-Japs' Defense The Japanese murder trial took up the principal part of the foronon to day. Manuel Ara. one of the Mexi cans employed at the cannery testi fied Saturday night. This morning Marshal Faulkner was put on the stand for the goveriment. The mar shal was followed by Fernando Cos tello. the star witness of the prosecu tion. Costello is a Mexican and his testimony being delivered in Spanish an interpreter was necessary. Mrs. Lee I'ulver was sworn in to act in this capacity. Coaiello gave a graphic description of all that transpired during the kill ing and the exciting scenes that fol lowed over at the superintendents house. He also told what happened before the tragedy and bared his breaest to show jury where the bul let entered that almost cut his heart. The witness was very careful in making his statements and collect ed throughout cross examination. His evidence is contradictory in some re spects to that of previous witnesses for the government. He was positive in his denial of being drunk or of having taken even a single drink be fore or at the time of the killing. Other witnesses to the tragedy admit ted having been drinking before the killing took place. At the conclusion of Costello's evi dence. the prosecution rested. Mr. Cobb for the defense stated that wit nesses for the defense were enroute here on the Dolphin and that he was not ready to present his case until their arrival. The court then con tinued the case until Wednesday at 2 p. m. Throughout the entire proceedings each day. Itow. who ran the sword through the victim. Frank Dunn, has sat with folded arms and as impas sive as a stone monument. Fushimi, fon the other hand, displays consider able emotion: watches all that is go ing on and darts a furtive glance now and then at the jury. The story of the defense as out lined in the affidavit filed by Attorney J. H. Cobb in askiug for a continuance until witnesses summoned could ar rive is about as follows: The deceased, Frank Dunn, made an unprovoked assault ou the de fendants Itow and Fushlml, knocking both of them down; that after the first assault and while the deceased was fighting, or beating, the defend ant. E. Fushimi, the defendant. O. Itow, procured a weapon for the pur pose of defending himself and Fushi mi: that when he returned so armed the deceased knocked said I tow down and off a plank walk about five feet above the ground and thereupon said deceased either fell or sprang from said platform upon said said Itow. who was at the time upon the ground beneath and either fell or sprang upon the point of the sword in the hands of said Itow and was there fore run through the body and killed. Fushimi was at no time armed during the fracas and took no further part than to escape from deceased. The defendant alleges that there was a fixed animosity existing with deceased toward defendant, and that . on the evening immediately preceding the homicide deceasd, who had fre quently threatened defendant with personal violence, procured a quanti ty of liquor and became intoxicated and was lying in wait for the purpose of attacking defendant. The witnesses by whom it is expect ed to prove the defense set up are Tanainachi and Nakayama, Japanese fishermen and Oogong, a Chinese j cannery foreman THE BUILDING OPERATIONS OF THE YEAR 1912 During the past year there has been j a few good dwelling houses com pleted in Juneau and there are some now near the finishing point. All are of modern construction. J. F. .MaIony has finished and is now living in a splendid seven-room : cottage on Sixth street, between Ken-, nedy and Scott. j G. F. Forrest has built a handsome six-room cottage at the corner of j Fifth and Scott. It is just Hearing completion. W. L. Daviess has built and is now : occupying a very pretty six-room cot take on Courthouse hill. J. W. Hummel has finished and is i now living in a splendid six-room house on Eighth near Indian. Allan Shattuck has built a hand some seven-room house at Eighth and Indian and is now occupying it. E. R. Jaeger has constructed a fine two-story house on Fourth near Gold. The building has oak floors. R. \V. Semple has built a home 0:1 Gold street between Sixth avenue and Seventh. H. T. Tripp has erected a very pret-; tv cottage on .Main street between i Sixth and Seventh. J. H. Cobb has built a beautiful home on Gastineau Heights. The building is two stories: the lower story is constructed of concrete block3 while the upper story is finished in shingles. The house has a command ing marine view. The Hogan Flats. One of the most notable buildings in town is the three-story apartment house built by Mr. Jas. Hogan on Calhoun road. This building has twelve apartments, four 011 each tloor of the structure. Each of the end rooms has five rooms and bath, while each of the two in the center have four rooms and bath. There are no dark rooms in the building and it i3 strictly modern and up-to-date in every respect. A wide veranda runs all arour.d the build ing on each floor and broad steps with comfortable tread give easy ac cess to every apartment The building foundation stands on solid btdrock and from its vantage point commands a beautiful marine view. The building is costing com plete almost $20,000. The carpenters have two or three days of work yet to do before the structure can be turned over to the painters for fin ishing. Poverty of Buildings. For many months there has existed a poverty of buildings in Juneau. No other Alaska community, that had set tled to a conservative basis, has ex perienced the distressed condition that prevails here. Every habitable place is spoken for three months in advance of a possible vacancy occur ring. Every building in the business section is occupied many of them on short tenure, and the landlord is look ing for an opportunity to elevate the rent. People in business are forced to va cate in the middle of winter on a short notice because of more advan tageous offers. Strangers arriving in the city with money to Invest are turned away because of prohibitive prices asked. Meanwhile the prop erty stands vacant or what is worse supports in many instances worth less shacks that hardly bring in rent enough to pay the meager tax levy. Several choice locations now vacant are held in the clutches of the mis erable probate laws which prevent a settlement of the estate or improve ment of the property; others are en cumbered with debris and an eyesore to the public. "This condition must be changed," said a man who has done much for Juneau, "or someday the town will awake and find a rival business sec tion on Gastineau channel. People ar riving here with money to invest," he said, "must be given an opportun ity?the tow'n must prepare to han dle the business that is coming to this vicinity or the business will go else where." Business Section is Dull. There are only two buildings of any importance that have been con structed in the business section in the past few months and both ol these are to be places of amusement. People arriving in the city have great difficulty in securing even temporary quarters ? meantime mythical hotels are in process of erection all ovei the city. HORSES WINTERING ON WHITE RIVER Andy Taylor, the famous pathfinder of the White river country is in from the head of White, accompanied by Bill Beswanger. says the Dawson News. They came from the second canyon to Stewart City over an un trodden and unbroken surface of the White river ice, a distance of nearlj 200 miles, in ten days. Several mer are wintering there, putting in theii time building cabins and otherwise preparing for summer work. The fifty horses which Taylor took up for th< boundary people for the winter are ir good condition. Silence is often a great charity. NO CABINET PLACES OEEERED PRINCETON, N. J., Jan. 6.-Presi dent-elect Wodrow Wilson has not of fered a cabinet portfolio to anyone, as yet. He made this statement today, and he made it emphatically, adding that those people who were making cabinet and other appointments for him had not even consulted him, as to his opinion in the matter. He also said that while he had been care fully going over the question of whom should comprise his cabinet, he had done so only tentatively, and as for other appointments, of any kind, none had even been considered. Governor Wilson also stated that he had reached no conclusions as to the plans for an extra session of Congress. COTTON GAMBLERS MUST FACE TRIAL WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.?James D. Patten, the Chicago cotton and wheat wheat speculator and associates must stand trial in the federal court in the southern district of New York, on in dictments charging them with corn ering cotton in 1910. The indictments were procured under the Sherman law. The decision in this case was hand ed down today by the United States Supreme Court, Chief Justice White and Justices Lurton and Holmes dis senting. WOMEN DEMOCRATS MEET IN WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, Jan. 0.?Many nota ble men and women have gathered here to attend the first annual conven tion of the Women's Democratic League of the Uuited States. The convention wil open tomorrow. PRESIDENT TAIT GETS A MEDAE WASH KINGTON, Jan. 6. ? As a mark of apreciation of his espousal j of the Jewish cause in the contro versy of the United States with Rus sia. the Hebrew order of B'nai Brith today presented a gold medal to President Taft. IDAHO GOVERNOR INAUGURATED BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 6. ? John W. Haines was inaugurated governor to day with the usual ceremonies. Chemical Schedule Hearing On Today WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.?The ways and means committee of the House took up the hearings on the tariff this afternoon. The schedule being considered is that relating to chem icals. Chairman Underwood is pre siding. NEILL RENOMINATED. WASHINGTON, Jan. G.?Charles P. Neill has been renominated as commissioner of labor. WASHRINGTON, Jan. 6. ? Presi dent Samuel Gompers, of the Ameri can Federation of Labor addressing the sub-comitte of the judiciary com mittee, said that government by dyna mite came to have its origin in gov ernment by injunction. BANQUET TICKETS ARE NOW ALL SOLD The Commercial Club banquet com mute announces that 175 tickets have been sold for the bis feast and that no more wll be sold. A few places are held inreserve, however, for cer tain exigencies which may arise. The arrangements of hall and table . seating together with th? preparing of the menu and the serving is in the hands of the well known caterer . Tom Radonlch. A report cannot be had from him until he confers with Judge Gunnison who is to be toast master for the occasion. [ "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty," quoted the wise guy. "Yes, and the price is constantly going up," ' added the Simple Mug. 1 Blobbs?"Bighedde is generally, dis " liked, isn't he?" r Slobbs?"Yes, but his own opinion r of himself brings the average up pret ! ty well." i Perhaps on-half of the world is mighty glad the other half doesn'i know how it lives. Ryan to Tell About the Money Trust WASHINGTON, Jan. 6. ? Thomas Fortune Ryan has been summoned to t appear before the Congressional com- | mittc investigating the existence of an alleged money trust. Ryan has expressed his willingness to appear 1 before the committee, in which res I pect he assumes a decided contrast i to William Rockefeller, who dodged ( service of subpoena for several. < months. < The ways and moans committee of lie House has perfected plans for the beginning of tariff hearings, vhich will commence this afternoon or tomorrow. The impeachment proceedings igainst Judge Robert W. Archbald, >f the commerce court, it is expect ed, will close today with the testimony sf Archbald and his wife. Frost Ruins Orange Crop of Southern California LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. C?A frost wave has swept over the orange belt of Southern California causing damage that will amount into mil lions of dollars. The frost has been severe enough j to form icicles and its like has not j been known within the memory of the oldest inhabitant. In the San Gabriel valley, known as the frostless belt," the cold has been intense, and the orange crop is utterly ruined. Fires which hereto for have saved the crops at times, have been useless in this emergency. Compares Idaho Supreme Court With Anarchists CALDWELL, Idaho, Jan. 6.?Colon-, cl Theodore Roosevelt has telegraphed Sheridan, Curzeu and Broxon, pub lishers and editors of the Capitol News, of Boise, expressing his sym pathy for and admiration of the men who are now undergoing a sentence of imprisonment for contempt of court. Colonel Roosevelt says: "I am indignant beyond measure at the infamy perpetrated in Idaho. No I anarchist could do anything against the courts comparable to the effect i of the action by one of the highest of the courts of the State." The Hoise newspaper published ; Roosevelt's criticism of the Idaho Su j preme Court, made in a Chicago ad i dress at the Progressive meeting in . that city last month, together with ! comments upon it, whereat the su preme court cited them for contempt. ? j ? Would Release Indians Prom Government Control WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.?The Bu-; reau of Indian Affairs in its annual report recommends that the Indians j of the country who are "wards of the | nation" be released from the care of the government. The bureau express es the belief that this action would greatly inure to the welfare of the In dians. ELEVEN PERSONS PERISH IN PACIfIC SAN DIEGO. Calif., Jan. 6.?Eleven persons, including two United States immigration inspectors perished in the Pacific, outside San Diego har bor, yesterday, when three small ves sels were swept ashore. Extremely high and cold winds have been prevail ing on the coast, doing much damage to coasting craft and the orange crop. GOLD FROM BIG SALMON DISTRICT A. Johnson and W. J. Clethero, part ners in mining on Little Violet creek in the Big Salmon district, arrived in Whitehorse Tuesday on a sort of holiday visit?the first time the form er has ben out since he went to the! Livingstone country, nine years ago! - after being around on the creeks adjacent to Dawson for several years, say the Whitehorse Star. Until he came here this time John son had not seen a railroad train for 12 years. The result was he almost took to the woods when the train whistled the other evening. Johnson and Clethero brought with them between $450 and $500 in gold from their claim, among which was several nuggets ranging in value froiv $10 and $35 and as pretty smooth nug gets as was ever mined in Yukon. It is about eighteen feet to bedrock on ! their property. They report every , body in the Bib Salmon district as ' busy at winter work. They are emi nently satisfied with their own pros pects and confidently hope for a big ? clean-up next spring. i Getting in on the ground floor, one should bo reasonably sure of his room-mates. i Our notion of higher education If t the ability to reduce Centigrade fig ures to Fahrenheit. McMANIGAL LODGED IN LOS ANGELES JAIL LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 6.?Or tie E. McManlgal, the confessed dyna miter and the government star wit nes in the recent dynamite conspir acy cases at Indianapolis has been re turned to the Los Angeles County jail. The government has not indi cated what is intended to be done with McManigal, but he will be con fined here pending the result of the appeal in the dynamite cases which will be heard by the Circuit Court of Appeals. E. C. Briggs mushed into town Sat urday evening from Sheep creek, where he is employed by the Alaska Gastineau Company. LUNDGREN SENTENCED. A1 Lundgren was this morning sen tenced to confinement in the federal jail for 11 months and 15 days for the crime of giving liquor to Indians. TO LET?Two furnished rooms, with bath. Inquire Osborne House, 48 Franklin street. One really ought to give something besides his thanks. If you ask for anothers honest opin ion, don't grumble If it hurts. Calling an elocutionist a reader doesn't change the output a great deal. Every thing that will please a smok er may be found at BURFORD'S. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. Any subscribers to The Daily Em pire not receiving papers regularl: either by carrier or mail, will confei a favor by promptly notifying Th< i Empire office. Job Printing at The Empire Office Taft Takes Fling at Roosevelt Policies NKW YORK, Jan. 6. ? President Taft attended u conference of Repub lican leaders at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in this city on Saturday night, followed by a luncheon. President Taft characterized the conference as his own political wake, but, he said, the Republican party had won a vic tory in having "saved the country from an administration whose policy would have involved the sapping of the foundation of democratic and constitutional representative govern ment." This direct thrust at the Roosevelt ! policies was received with laughter and applause. Later President Taft addressed a meeting of the International Peace League, and during the course of his remarks, he said: "1 would he ashamed if I was not willing to ar bitrate the question involved in the ' Hay-Pauncefote treaty with Great i Britain." The questions referred to are the alleged discrimination against Great Britain in the matter of levying tolls on British ships passing through the Panama Canal. _? Thousands Are Slain And Millions Spent In War LONDON, Jan. 6. ?The cost in' money to all the nations of th.j Dal* kan war has been millions upon mil lions, and the expenses are all going upward day by day. The reports as to the killed and wounded include only the period up to the proclama tion of the armistice. England, of the great European powers not actually engaged in the war, has escaped with the least ex-, penditure. Almost all the extra ex penditure incurred by the British Government was for naval move ments, and this outlay has been oili- J dally estimated at $300,000. There was no mobilization of troops by Eng land. Losses of the Allies. 4 Exact figures from Belgrade are very hard to get, but the following are partially official: The Servians j contributed 300,000 men. Of these 50,000 stayed at home for service there. They lost 251,000 killed and wounded. Of these they claim only, 4,000 were killed and the rest wound ed. The Bulgarians sent to the field 300,000. with 50,000 on the northern: frontier. They lost in killed and | wounded 80,000 men, and at Kirk-Kil-, isseh alone they lost 20,000. The Montenegrins sent 75,000 men to the front, of whom they lost be-1 t ween 0,500 and 7,000. The Greeks contributed 120,000 men, and they have lost up to the ( time of writing about 7,000 men. Servia was spending $100,000 a day from Oct. 18 until Dec. 23, making! $0,600,000. She mobilized her army' eighteen days previous to the u-. break of the war, which cost her $1,800,000. She has a reserve fund enough for her to fight four months longer without borrowing. Bulgaria for sixty-six days hai been spending $12,000 a day, making $7,920,000. Her mobilization cost lie? another $2,160,000. Greece lias paid out $3,660,000 ur to the time of writing?that is, about $G0,000 a day. Russia and Italy Helped. .Montenegro has spent $10,000 pet diem and she has fought for fifty five days, bringing her expenses up to a total of $550,000, all of which was supplied by Russia and Italy. Servia has captured, according to official information, 308 cannon, 213, 000 rifles of various types, hundreds of cjuick firing guns, 42 million car tridges and 110 wagons. This ammu nition and all the rest of the property is in good condition. Servia gave Bulgaria $6,000,000 for war expenses besides much ammunition and the uni forms for 30,000 men. At present Austro-Hungarv's daily expenses for her army are calculat ed at about $200,000 and those of the navy $60,000. The total daily expend iture is estimated at about $260,000 a day. This outlay has now been go ing on for ninety days, therefore Au stria's total military and naval ex pediture to date has been about $23, ?100,000. The loss in wages and in dustrial profits owing to a virtual state of war is more difficult to com pute, but high financial authorities In [Vienna put it at $15,000,000. EXPLORER ENDS LIPE, A SUICIDE CHRISTIANA, Norway, Jan. C. ? Hjalmar Johansen, the well known Norwegian explorer, died by his own. hand in this country yesterday. Jo hansen was with Captain Roald Amundsen on his voyage to the Ant arctic regions which resulted in the discovery of the South Pole by Amundsen on the final dash to the pole, but he was left at the base of supplies while Amundsen pushed on. This seems to have preyed on Jo hansen's mind, and his friends had for some time noticed that he was des pondent, he having expressed regret that he was deprived of the opportun ity to accompany Amundsen. COAL PRODUCTION TOR YEAR 1912 WASHINGTON, Jan. G.?According to statistics compiled by the Bureau of .Mines the coal production for the year 1912, totaled 550,000,000 tons. YOUNG ENGLISHMAN COMMITS SUICIDE SEATTLE, Jan. G.?George Bowen son of Charles Walter Maxwell Bow en, a merchant prince of Manchester England, suicided here Saturday eve ning. The young man had been llv ing a life of dissipation. MRS. HOPPER'S DIVORCE NEW YORK, Jan. 6.?Nellie Ber . gen, the actress, who is known in pri ; vate life as Mrs .DeWolf Hopper, ha1 r begun suit against the actor for dl ? vorce. SEAL SHIFT OYSTERS?Fresh a .. the local agency?CHAS. GOLDSTEI1 CITY MARSHAL KILLS BANDIT SNOHOMISH, Wash., Jan. 6. ? Three bandits entered a saloon on Saturday night on the principal street of this city and proceeded to hold up the bartender and patrons. While they were thus engaged City Marshal John Byllings entered the saloon, tool: in the situation at a glance and open ed fire, killing one of the robbers and fatally wounding another. The third wau captured. THE TURKISH FLEET LOOKS FOR FIGHT CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 6.?Un der orders to engage the Greeks and force a decisive battle at sea the Tur kish fleet has left the Dardanelles. The whereabouts of the Greek fleet has not been reported. TO BE GUESTS AT THE WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.?Mrs. Gro ver Cleveland and her Intended hus band, Professor Thomas Preston, of Princeton University, will be guests of President and Mrs. Taft at dinner at the White Houbc, next Saturday. - WEALTHY CALIFORNIA MAN IS DEAD SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Jan. 6.?Wil liam B. Bradbury, an eccentric mil lionaire of San Rafael, and I*os Ange len, is dead. Bradbury made a for ? tune in real estate speculations in - various sections of California. R - [- The Daily Empire delivered in Ju neau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 a month. ,t . S" Job Printing at The Emplro Office.