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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 -
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neau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00
a month.
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