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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. NO. 54 JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS TREMENDOUS LOSS IN SO. CALIFORNIA Survey of Public Lands In Alaska, 200,000 Acres On the matter of Alaska land sur veys the report of the commissioner of the general land ollice to the sec retary of the interior tor the fiscal year 1912. says: "The work of subdivision^ surveys in Alaska, which was suspended for the winter after about 200.000 acres had been surveyed by the six parties operating in the field, was resumed at the opening of the season in June 1012. and is now (September) in pro gress. but the necessary preliminaries to the actual running of lines, such as the establishment of the camps and arranging for supplies, the identi fication of starting points, adjust- j tnent of instruments, and other essett-' tials. were such as to render the out-! put for the month of June inconsid-! erable. "One of the three localities select ed for subdivision last season (Chit ina) in the Copper river valley was not occupied this season, as the 1911 surveys in this region covered the greater part of the lands which it was thought would be demanded for set tlement and future entry. "The surveys in the Tanana valley, with Fairbanks as a central point, and those of the Susitna valley, with Sew ard as a base of operations, were con tinued. and reports from the four par ties engaged show gratifying pro gress. "In addition to the regular subdi visional work carried on through in dependent bases and meridians, ac cording to the requirements of the rectangular system ,a number of frag mentary surveys have been executed. These are isolated tracts, impracti cable of connection with the groups of regular surveys, because remote from the above mentioned centers, and varying in area from one acre to 320 acres each, yet surveyable under the laws and regulations pertaining to Alaska, provided for in the trade and manufacturers, homsteads, soldiers, additional homesteads, and coal land acts The surveys in such cases were made by bonded surveyors, at the ap plicants* expense, subject to the ap proval of the surveyor-general and the supervision of this office. "The approval of about 25 of such surveys has been ordered during the fiscal year." In the Tanana valley there were seven full townships under subdivis ional survey at the close of the seas on of 1911. Quite a number of peo ple have settled on this land in the immediate vicinity of Fairbanks and are now engaged in farming and in bringing the land to a high state of cultivation. Were the government to encour age the building of a railroad up the Tanana valley and through to Haines there is little doubt but that the greater portion of this section would rapidly settle up?at least such is the opinion of people engaged in the ship ping of cattle Into the interior sec tion of Alaska who have traveled over this route. Protests Against the Repeal of Seal Laws WASHINGTON. Jan. 7. ? Protests emanating ?rom the United States Senate against any change in the Alaska seal treaty law. have induced President Taft to withdraw temporar ily at least, a message he was abour to transmit to Congress urging the repeal of the closed season section. It is pointed out by those who are bohiud the objections to the repeal of this clause that the seals are now increasing rapidly and to abrogate the closed season clause would invite the extinction of the seals, which the law now is successful in preserving. OLD PIONEER IS REPORTED ILL It is reported that Dauiel Kenne dy, sr.. familiarly known as "L'ncie i Dan." is in a very critical stage from the illness which has confined him 10 his home for the past several weeks, j .Mr. Kennedy is SO years of age. .Mr. Kennedy is one of the best known and most beloved of the old pioneers settling in Juneau. He was in the great t'assiar gold stampede of 1S74. and instead of stopping at | \Vranged on the way out as many of them did. he went to Sitka in May. i INTO, where he married. From Sitka , he came to Juneau in 1SS1. where he has lived since and raised a family of sturdy sons that are the pride of all Alaskans. For many years .Mr. Kennedy held positions under the city government, being marshal, night watchman, fire warden. Front the latter position was retired by the then mayor of the city Kmery Valentine and has drawn a pension. ever since in recognition of the ser vice done the people of Juneau. LEISHMANN MAY GO TO LONDON WASHINGTON', Jan. 7.? Although President Taft recently announced that he would not appoint a succes sor to the late Whitelaw Reid, am bassador to Great Britain, it is now stated that he is considering the trans fer of Ambassador Leishmann from Berlin to London. In this event, it is said, that Irwin B. l-tughlir., now in London as Charge d' Affaires, at Lon don. will succeed Leishmann at Ber lin. ARCHBALD TAKES STAND IN DEEENSE WASHINGTON. Jan. 7?Judge Rob ert W. Archbald. of the court of com merce testifying in his own behalf in the impeachment proceedings be fore the Senate, denied that he had acted iu any way prejudiced to his standing as a member of the judiciary. He also said that he had been the ob-! ject of attack, from men who had tried j to use him to further their own sel fish purposes. Subscribe for The Empire. PROGRAM ARRANGED FOR CLUB BANQUET The speaker's program has been ar ranged for the great Commercial Club banquet which is to be held in Elks' hall one week from tonight. The pro grain lor the intellectual feature of the fe;u t consists of nine set speeches in the following order: "The Conservation and Develop men of Our Resources."?J. A. Hel lenthal. "The Need of Legislation."?Z. K. Cheney. "The Vision of William H. Seward." ?R. W. Jennings. "The Fisheries?What They Mean and .Might Mean to Juneau."?Jas E. McKanna. "The Relation of the Schools to Commercial Growth."?R. C. Johnson "Juneau in Her Relation to Alaska." .Major Strong. "The Redemption of the Tide-flats." ?Emery Valentine. "The Duty of the Citizen in Pub lic AfTairs."?Judge Peter D. Overfied. "The Future of the Harris Mining District."?B. L. Thane. Beside the above, remarks will be expected from Judge Gunnison, toast master for the occasion; from Gover nor Clark and other who have been invited to the big spread. The gastronomic part of the func tion is being well provided for. The heavy part will consist of spring lamb and turkey. There will be several courses and many kinds of liquids, in cluding burgundy and champagne. There will be a lavish expenditure of money for decorations?$50 for car nations alone?and the total cost of making the place nice will be near $500. A five piece orchestra will dis course music during the progress of the dinner. The ladies of Juneau are to have a peep at the hall and tables where their husbands, brothers, fathers and sweet hearts will start making history for Juneau. It is planned to have the hall open for exhibition purposes only at four o'clock in the afternoon of Tues day. Diamonds, aiwavs a wise invest ment. are unusually so at. this time. Ours are imported under auspices so favorable as to enable us to offer you better values than we believe vou'll obtain elsewhere. ??? I. J. SHARRICK. 31 Perish Oil Tanker ASTORIA, Ore., Jan. 7.?Thirty-one of the crew of the oil tanker Gen. Rosecrans, perished when the steamer was driven ashore on Pea cock Spit A-G Co. vs Treadwell Judge Overfield is sitting in equity today in the case of the Alaska-Gastln enu Mining Company vs. Alaska Tread well Gold Mining Company and associated companies. The action is brought by the plaintiff company to enforce the performance of a contract to furnish power from the Sheep creek power plant of the defendant compan ies. The complaint sets forth that de fendant is not furnishing the power! as the contract calls for and that the defendant has a certain mechanical contrivance known as a circuit break er which disconnects the power from the lines when attempt is made to start the machinery designed to use the stated power guaranteed by the j contract: also that defendant com pany is measuring the power alloted by said automatic circuit breaker by an ameter when the watmeter is the instrument in common usage for such puropse: that power measurements taken by the former are of less val ue than by the latter: that the plain tiff is entitled to the necessary surge to strat machinery that will consume less than a given amount of power carried by an electric current under the common usage in such cases. The defendants acknowledge th? contract and allege that they are ful filling it to the letter; that the meas-j urement system adopted by them Is proper: that the automatic circuit breaker is set to disconnect when the maximum amount of power guaran teed by the contract is passing; that j the plaintiff company is not entitled I to the momentary surge under the I contract Both sides claim that they will suf fer great loss should the court de cide againsi them. This morning Attorney Shackleford now for the plaintiff, who drew up the contract was on the stand to tes tify on matters having a bearing on the questions involved, brought out through correspondence with R. W. Bradley, representative of the defend ants at the time the contract was drawn. Mr. Shackleford was followed by Mr. B. L. Thane for plaintiff who has been giving expert testimony all day. The points at issue are to aeciue which is right of the conflicting sys tems of measuring electric energy and whether or not the plaintiff is entitled to the momentary surge suf ficient to start machinery that will consume less than the given amount of power guaranteed by the contract. The case is now being heard on its merits and much testimony will like ly be offered before the hearing is finished. The Daily Empire delivered in Ju neau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 a month. TO BUILD MEMORIAL FOR KING EDWARD LONDON, Jan. 7.?A new site for a memorial to the late King Edward has been selected at the instance of King George. It will be erected in the open space between Pall Mall and the Duke of York's column. The first proposal was to erect the statute in St. Jame's Park, on a site near a rustic bridge across the lake. This, however, roused such opposi tion, owing to the destruction that would have been necessary, that the scheme was abandoned. Now, the Green Pork scherao next suggested has shared a like fate. NEW LIGHTHOUSE FOR CAPE ST. ELI A3 WASHINGTON, Jan. 7?A bill in troduced in the house today provides for an appropriation of $125,000 for the construction of a lighthouse at Cape St. Ellas, Alaska, and for the care of the buildings. Phone your want ads to The Daily Empire, phone 3-7-4 "An Exclusive Proposition," enclosed in a one cent stamp envelope Is ex clusively for the waste basket. Phone your want ads to The Dailj Empire, phone 3-7-4. The Second Killing frost I In Southern California LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7.?A second killing frost occurred in Southern California last night extending over a radius of 125 miles. This frost has been by far the worst ever ex perienced in the history of South ern California in any time, so far as is known. The (lamaRe to the orange and other citruH crops may reach a total of flf [ ty million dollars. The cold has been so intense that the airbrakes on suburban railway lines have been frozen and trallic as a result has been demoralized. Turkey Gives Up the Island of Crete LONDON, Jan. 7.?Ceasing for the time here old policy of delay Turkey today renounced her rights to the isl and of Crete, which will now prob ably become a part of the kingdom of Greece. The Turkish delegates are again trying to regain the right to provis ion Adrianople, Greece having been i included in the conference. The in structions he had received to this ef fect were outlined by Rechad Pasha, head of the Turkish delegation. This he pointed out was simply a humani tarian request. The negotiations which have been practically at a standstill for days, it is now believed, will go forward and i peace will be re-established. The Supreme Court Rejects Merger Plan WASHINGTON, Jan. 7.?The United ; States Supreme Court has repected the plan submitted by the attorneys for the dissolution of the merger be tween the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific railway companies, | which was recently ordered by the supreme court According to the plan submitted by [ the attorneys for the railroad com I panies, the Union Pacific Stockhold ers were given the exclusive right to purchase the stock of the Southern Pacific, now held by the Union Pacific. The supreme court now rejects this proposal on the ground, among others, that it is not equitable. The supreme court also holds that the different states cannot annul con tracts made between railroads and shippers, and also that the states have no power to penalize a railway com pany for failure to furnish cars at th<> request of shippers. Wilson Would Increase Democrats In Senate TRENTON, N. J.. Jan. 7. ? Presi-1 dent-elect Woodrow Wilson is cau vassing the possibility of increasing | the narrow majority of Democratic! Senators, with special reference to .Maine where the Progressives hold the balance of power. It has been brought to Governor Wilson's atten tion that it is possible that the Pro gressives in the Maine legislature may vote for a Democratic rather than a Republican although the Re publicans and Progressives fused on the State ticket last fall. In any event it is pointed out that either a Democrat or Republican will be elect ed, provided a choice is made, and that it would be the part of wisdom to elect a Democrat, with a Democrat ic administration coming into power. PRESIDENT TAPT 1 PLEASESJ.ONDON LONDON, Jan. 6. ? The London newspapers generally express pleas ure over the announcement made by President Taft, that he is willing to submit the canal tolls question to ar bitration by the Hague Peace Tribun al. CHILLING fROST IN SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7.?The cold wave that has been sweeping over California has been unprecedented in many years. In this city the ther mometer reached a lower point than at any time in the past quarter of a century. DAVIS' SUCCESSOR IS APPOINTED LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 6- Go" ernor Donaghey, has appointed J. N. Heiskell, editor of the Arkansas Ga zette, as successor to Senator Jeff Da vis. deceased. The Japan current has caused a 20% discount on all Indies FURS until January 1st, at W. H. CASE. LOST?Light blue dory, made of yellow cedar. Reward. Return to Ne I ville or Ward. J. B. Caro's office. 6t, HOLLYWOOD ART PRINTS, latest styles in PICTURE MOULDINGS, j FRAMES, made-to-order at W. H CASE. | DUNNE URGES LEWIS' ELECTION SPRINGFIELD, Ills., Jan. 7.?Gov ! ernor-elect Edward F. Dunne, who is | a Democrat, in a statement given i to the press, urges the election of I Colonel James Hamilton Lewis, as j William Lorimer's successor in the United States Senate. Lorimer was unseated because of corrupt practices, through which he obtained his election, after he had served two years. The Illinois legislature has been in session for three days but no attempt i to elect a United States Senator will be made for several days yet. None of the political parties have a ma j Jority in the legislature. SALT LAKE CITY MAS NO WATER SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 7.? The entire State of Utah has been storm swept and the cold is intense. In this city the water supply has been frozen. MISS GLYNN AS MADONNA. LONDON, Jan. 6. ? Mrs. Elinor Glyn's daughter is having a moment of celebrity. She has been photo graphed as the "Madonna Annuncl ? ata," and the picture is on view in an ? establishment in Bon street. Quite a little controversy.is raging : as to the decorum of the photograph , and in some quarters it is attacked . as a startling example of what young girls in society are coming to. Chance to Work With More Than Millions LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7.?J. Ogden Armour, of Chicago, who is himself worth numerous millions, does not think much of money. Money, in his 1 philosophy, is a guarantee neither of worth or character and is by no means that touchstone of happiness which it is generally supposed to be, par ticularly by those without it. Also he observed that the poor man has as much chance to he happy as the rich man. Incidentally Armour said that he was nothing more than a working man and a hard working man at that. The millionaire strolled back and forth on the portico of the Hotel Maryland in Pasadena yesterday as he unfolded his ideas for success. The keynote of the rules was work, stead fast work, with ever an object in view, and that one the top of the ladder. Armour said: Every Man Must Work. "Maybe you don't think I work? Why, every man must work?if he is worth a million, if he is worth a hundred million, or if he is depend' cut on liis weekly salary. We ought to take our place in the great organ ization and work of the world . "You know money doesn't mean everything. In fact, it means very little in some cases for the full value of it is not gained. Take the sons of some rich men; their money is squandered in drinking and other ! wise. "I am the son of a workingman. I | was brought up to work. My father tramped from the Atlantic to Dutch Fiat, hero in California. With a pick and a shovel he worked as a miner and was glad to work. He had to work to live. He got $5 a day: when j lie worked on the night shift he got | $10. Poor Often the Happiest. "Sometimes a poor man is far and away better off than a rich man. I watch my men. I know the lives of many of them. That doesn't mean only the men who are close about me, but the men in my plant. Some | with only a moderate salary are far happier than men towhom the worth of a bank means no more than a box [of cigars in value to t he ordinary I person. "Because a man has money, that does not make him any better. Per | haps it would be better, if all men j were equal in wealth; still, if that I Utopian condition were brought I about there would be some in the world that would corral the dollars of the others and we would come back to a condition of the present day. "But let me tell you something right here. I have no rich men work ing for me. I don't want them. When a man takes a position and is rich enough not be denpendent on the salary which comes from that position he has reached a stage where he is not worth a continental. Have Risen from Rankc. "Now, this is generally speaking. Of course, there are exceptions to all rules. I don't care to have a rich : man's son in my employ unless the : boy is there for work. In my plant all of the head men have risen from the ranks. There is not an office boy in my employ at the present day who cannot rise to my position?well, I willl not say to my position, but | next to me. | "The oflice boys are picked most carefully. I confer more with the man who is in charge of the selection o f olllco boys than perhaps any other man. Sometimes it is a task to get a good, clean, industrious little chap who works for $4 and $5 a week, but we get them. There is always that hope and that Incentive that careful, conscientious work will merit promo tion. We never go outside for a man, we advance them. "Take T. J. Connors. He started with our firm thirty years ago as a clerk with a salary of perhaps $75 a month. Now he is one of my head men. "You know millionaires are onlv human. Treat them right and they will treat you right. Dollars don't make us a hit better. We are all cast from the same mold." Armour, Mrs. Armour and their daughter, Lolita. and members of the party who were guests at the Hotel Maryland during the week, left last night for the Grand Canyon. WOULD BAR THE ASIATICS SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 7?The I legislative assembly of California convened in regular session yester day when Governor Hiram \V. John son's message was read. The Democrats of both houses have been considering a bill which is in tended to prevent "foreigners incapa ble of becoming citizens from acquir ing property." The bill is aimed at Asiatics, particularly the Japanese, and while there is a strong sentiment favoring it especially in the northern and central part of the state, it is doubtful that such a law can be passed. BLIZZARDS TIE UP THE RAILROADS DENVER, Col., Jan. 7. ? Heavy snows and blizzards that have swept over the inter-Mountain States, have tied up all the railroads and traffic everywhere is impeded. The storms have been the most severe In several years, and weather conditions are still unsettled. COLORADO ADOPTS RECALL OF DECISIONS DENVER Col., Jan. 7.?The official count of the thirty-two Constitutional amendments, just completed, shows that the Colorado voters adopted the "headless ballot," recall of judicial de cisions, recall of elective officers, in cluding Judges, the woman's eight hour law, and the Mothers' Compen sation act. State-wide prohibition and the pub lic utilities court and commission amendments were deefated. ASTRONOMER SWIFT DEAD. MARATHON, N. Y.. Jan. 6.?Louis I Swift, the noted astronomer, is dead at his home here. . To Juneau patrons I wish to announce that 1 am pra paretf to give prompt and efficient service in delivering, coal hauling - freight, baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER I Phone Order 5-7 or 55 tt Job Printing at The Empire Office. FRESNO HAS BIG STRIKE FRESNO, Calif., Jan. 7.?Striking employees of the Stone & Webster Company to the number of two thous and seized the company's stores ii: the Sierras and are still holding pos session. The Stone and Webster Company, a Boston corporation, own many street railways and power plants in the Pa cific Coast States. The local em ployees of the concern ask for an in crease of wages and shorter hours of labor. HEAVIEST SNOW IN EIVE YEARS SEATTLE, Jan. 7.?The entire state of Washington is covered with a deep mantle of snow, the snowfall of the past twenty-four hours having been the heaviest In five years. In the cities street car and other traffic has been seriously impeded. CAPT. C. C. MANTER DEAD SEATTLE, Jan. 7.?Captain Charles C. Manter, a pioneer Master mariner of the Pacific Coast, is dead at his home In this city. JUDGE KING MAY BE IN CABINET SEATTLE, Jan. 7.?It is announced here by local Democratic leaders that the secretary of the interior in Pres ident Wilson's cabinet will be a Western man, this information hav ing ben received by wire from a Seat tle man in New York. It is further stated that the man to he selected will be either Charles G. Heifner, of Seattle; Judge It. King, of Oregon, or former Governor Nor ris, of Montana, with the chances favoring Judge King. JAP HAS HEARING. Jack Oura, the Japanese arrested yesterday on a charge of giving liquor to Indians, is having a hearing be fore Commissioner Winn this after noon.