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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
V<>L. 1. NO. 57. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS ? m -a ihi COMMISSION'S REPORT IS NOT READY Suit filed In District Court Against Alaska-Juneau Samuel Kohn. Jules B. Caro and ^John Reck vs. Alaska-Jum-au Hold ^killing Company, is the title of a new \t filed in the district court this Nyioon. The action is a trespass \ prevent the defendant com pany from entering property of plain tiff's by the construction of a tunnel. It is alleged by plaintifs that by a certain agreement with defendants granting the right to cross certain of the properties involved for the pur pose of transporting ore over a tram road and water through a flume was entered into and that such agreement has been duly recorded. It is furth er alleged that the defendants after entering upon the ground in conformi ty vith this contract changed and al tered the plans of operation and are working from both ends of a tunnel whicn when completed will cross through other properties of plaintiffs not included in the agreement. The plainttfTs ask for a temporary restraining order and an order to show cause why it should not be made permanent pending settlement of the questions at issue. At one o'clock to day in chambers Judge Overfield granted an order to show cause re turnable at five p. m. tomorrow. The properties involved are the Black Diamond, White Wing, Red Jacket. Blue Grouse, and Homestake, all lode claims situated on Mt. Rob erta. and for which patents are grant ed. The tunnel in question is known as No Three in the Alaska-Juneau or Br. dlev development work. It is to be used to conevy both ore "cars and water to the new stamp mill to be built in Juneau next summer. Portland to Establish Alaska Steamship Line PORTLAND. Ore.. Jan. 10.?The Alaska Pacific Fisheries Company has pledged fifty thousand dollars to a fund for establishing a steamship line between this city and Southern Alaska. Portland is beginning to realize the importance of the Alaska trade, and what it has done for the upbuilding of Seattle, and the business men of Portland are now making a concen trated effort to establish a direct steamship line to Southern Alaska in order to secure a portion of the grow ing business of that section. The dif ferent commercial bodies are also act ing together in the movement, and it is believed that success is assured. It is proposed to have weekly sailings between Portland and Southeastern Alaska ports. A SENSATION CREATED IN ENGLAND LONDON. Jan. 10.?Quite in the old style of "The Thunderer" is an editorial article on the European sit uation that appeared in The Times yesterday and that is being reprint ed everywhere. It is regarded as one of the most powerful peace appeals ever published in a newspaper. Fol lowing are some of the extracts from it: " 'Is there no means of avoiding war?' The question is being asked with some bewilderment by millions of men in this country who want to know what difficulties there are in the present situation which should threaten Europe with a general war. ? ? ? "There are no irresistible waves of popular feeling, no gusts of angry passion, such as sweep whole peoples into war before they are well aware of what they are doing. There Is no great nation in Europe which today has the least desire that millions of men should be torn from their homes and flung headlong to destruction at the bidding of vain ambitions. "In England men will learn with amazement and incredulity that war is possible over the question of a Ser vian port, or even over the larger issues which are said to lie behind it. Yet that is whither the nations are blindly drifting. Who. then makes war? "The answer is to be found ia the Chancelleries of Europe, among the men who have too long played with human lives as pawns in a game of chess, who have become so enmeshed in formulas and eht jargon of diplo macy that they have ceased to be con scious of the paignant realities with which ?hey trifle. "And thus will war continue to be made until the great masses who are th? sport of professional schemers and dreamers say the word which hm 11 bring not eternal peace, for that is impossible, but a determination that wars shall be fought only in a just and righteous and vital cause." JUNEAU'S BUSY IRON WORKERS Because Juneau may get a new foundry, is no reason why the fact should be ignored that there is al ready one in operation capable of cast ing anything from a small sash weight to a 2,000-pound anchor, or steam en gine. This foundry is run as a part of the Union Iron Works establishment, and has been turning out first-class work for years. The institution is being kept pretty busy too. All of which is tending tc encourage the further development of Juneau's industries. It is freely predicted that within two years tin entire waterfront will undergo change and that exclusive of the city dock that the entire water front wil be given up to manufacturing con cerns. GOLDSTEiN'S BIG CLEAN - UP SALE Goldstein's Annual Inventory ant clean-up sale is now in full blast, am many bargains are to be found on th shelves and counters of this popula department store. A big clean-up i being made preparatory to placing 01 ders for spring goods, which will b made by Mr. Goldstein in person. H will leave in a day or two for Seattl and Portland. MEXICAN REBELS DESTROY GARRISOI MEXICO CITY. Jan. 10.?A force c rebels have destroyed a garrison c federal troops and razed the tow of Ayotcingo. twenty miles from thi city. A government force has bee rushed to the place. The rebels ar re-appearing in large bands at seven points to the south . ALASKA NEWS NOTES From the construction plans now 1 .'inj; completed by the Bath Mar ine Construction Company, of Bath. Me., a ninety-ton freight and passen ger boat is ot be built and placed on the west coast run in the spring, is the announcement of W. J. NeilL Mr. Neill has had four years experience in west coast freight and passenger trallic. thereby gaining the experience of the field which makes for success in the new venture and he is confi dent that the new boat will make the west coast route the best equipped ? line in Alaska. The boat is to be > equipped with a 120-horse power gas t oline motor. ? ? ? Ketchikan is having a siege of t frozen water pipes. ? ? ? j The gasoline fishing boat Caroline . either broke from her moorings at Ketchikan and drifted away, or was stolen, the other night. ? ? ? / r John Westberg, an Alaska miner who was blinded by an explosion of ! dynamite while at work on the Cop ' per river railroad, was awarded $8,000 e on the stipulation of counsel in the r case, and his suit in the superior court s of Washington was dismissed. > m * ? e Ketchikan gave the New Year a e right royal welcome, in which the e town cannon played a conspicuous and noisy part. ^ INTOXICATED INDIAN ARRESTED Archie Abbott, an Indian, was found if drunk on lower Franklin street this if afternoon and arrested by the mar n shal's office. An effort is being made ,s to find out where he got the liquor n it is thought that W. BozakofT whe e has been trying to break into Jail Is ?l i the guilty man. Bozakoff is also ir the federal jail, drunk. THROW SCARE INTO TURKEY LONDON, Jan. 10. ? The Russian Black sea fleet is being mobilized and a demonstration is projected by the powers in the event that it is found necessary to compel Turkey to con clude peace with the Balkan States. JAPANESE MURDER CASE IS RESUMED The Japanese murder case, contin ued from last Monday until Wednes day, and from Wednesday until 10 o clock this morning pending the arriv al of witnesses for the defense, is again on and a large attendance is present in the court room. Attorney J. H. Cobb for the defense created a mild sensation on the open ing of court by introducing a motion that the jury trying the case be dis missed. The Jury was excused pend ing argument on the motion.. The motion was based on the grounds that the jury being at large for the past several days were in position to have come in contact with newspaper ar ticles purporting to have emanated in the district attorney's office, that contained some statements that would tend to prejudice the minds of the jurors against defendants; that under the circumstances defendants could not have a fair trial. JU.-U. trwl #l,n* I III' U1SK IL'l ailul liv; iuuv iv was impossible to keep the newspa pers from printing statements about the case now pending and called at tention to the fact that the defense had agreed to the plan of allowing the Jury their freedom. He said that he did not believe that any member of the jury had read the articles referred | to by counsel for the defense. Attorney Cobb said that he had complaint to make of but one paper and that it was in the hands of the court: that the receiver was also an officer of the court acting as jailer and the articles published emanated from .-the district attorney's office. These articles were printed during the time that elapsed between the close of the evidence for the prosecu tion and this morning. Such printed matter was prejudicial to his client I and rendered it impossible to have a fair trial. The jury was called in after the ar gument and asked to admit if the mat ter in question had been read by any member of the jury. There was no response calling for an affirmative an swer. The court over-ruled the mo tion and the trial proceeded. By permission of the court the gov ernment witness Albert Nelson was recalled for further cross examination. Mr. Nelson was followed by K. Ohta. for the defense. Ohta, was book keeper for the cannery at Dundas bay and roomed with O. Itow, one of the defendants. Okahto gave his evidence through Kimya Okajimi, who was at one time in the immigration service of the United States. Takamachi, the other Japanese witness followed and deliv ered his testimony in English. Go Wong, the Chinese witness for the defense is giving h!s story through Joe Kern, a local Chinese. The latter was still on the stand as The Empire went to press. It is thought that the arguments | will all be finished and the case giv en to the jury by tomorrow evening. GROWTH OF THE LOCAL CABLE BUSINESS The increase in business in the United States cable office since last August has been marked, beating by far all previous records for any length of time. Five men are now employed, with P. P. Flynn, the operator In charge. Another man was added to the force today, in the person of H. Barnitz, who arrived on the Dolphin from Seattle. Barnitz was formerly an operator with the Mexican Ccn tral railway. NEW EDISON FILM. NEW YORK, Jan. 10. ? The New England Society of Orange had its forty-second annual dinner in ob servance of Forefathers' Day las' night at the Woman's Club in Eas Orange. * For the first time in tin history of the society the women o members' families were invited. There was an exhibit of motion pic tures, the like of which has neve been publicly displayed. It was takei from the collection that Thomas A Edison is having made for his educn tional films. The inventors has al ready said that he expected to rev , olutionize educators through motloi pictures. The pictures were lent b; I Mr. Edison through the offices o 1 President Arthur D. Chandler of th ? Orange Board of Education. > The speakers were the Rev Di ? Newell Dwight Hillis of Brooklyn am ? Samuel J. Elder of Boston. John K i Gore, actuary of the Prudential Lif i Insurance Company and president c the society, was toastmaster. Commission Not to Report Till End of Month WASHINGTON, Jan. 10?The Alas ka Railroad Commission's report wiil not be submitted until the close of the present month. The report is prac tically completed, however, except as to a few details, but none of its rec ommendations have been divulged. The commission which is composed of Major Jay J. Morrow, chairman, I?ieut.-Commander Cox, U. S.N'., Dr. Alfred H. Brooks, of the United States Geological Survey, and C. M. Inger soil, engineer, have been in Washing ton ever since their return from Alas ka getting their report into shape. It is stated that Congress is not likely to take up the subject of Alas ka railroads during the present ses sion. The Colonel Will have No Fusion In His'n ? NEW YORK, Jan. 10. ? Colonel Theodore Roosevelt the national lead er of the Progressive party, has de clared against the proposal advanced by Frank A. Munsey to bring the Pro gressive and Republican parties to gether. Munsey's proposal was made through the medium of the newspa pers which he owns in various States. The fusion of the parties, he claims can be effected by pursuing a tolerant J course, one toward the other. Immense Profits of the New York Banking houses i WASHINGTON. Jan. 10.?The tre-; mendous profits of many of the New York banking institutions was illus trated in the testimony given before the money trust Investigation com mittee yesterday afternoon. George F. Baker was the witness. He testified that the First National Bank, of New York, of which he is president, is capitalized at $500,000, and that since its organization in 1S63 it has made in net profits, $83,000, 000. TO TAKE PART IN EXPOSITION WASHINGTON. Jan. 10. ? Repre resentative William W. Rodenburg, of Illinois has introduced a bill appro priating two million dollars for the government's participation in the Pan ama and Pacific International Expo sition in San Francisco, in 1915. ANONYMOUS BENEFACTOR LONDON, Jan. 10.?Several London charities this week received a visit from a stranger, who. after putting certain questions, handed over bank notes of five hundred pounds ($2,500) and disappeared, leaving no clue to his identity. Hospitals were the chief beneficiaries. The Society for the promotion of Christian Knowledge was another. MARIPOSA SAILS FOR THE NORTH SEATTLE, Jan. 10. ? Steamship Mariposa of the Alaska Steamship Company sailed today for Juneau and Southwestern Alaska. Her cabin pas sengers for Juneau are J. C. Ford, wife and daughter, J. Mehrin, Henry Seney, C. W. Miller, A. L. Olson. W. G. Hard , ing ,F. A. Twitchell, Mrs. E. H. Kaser,, Miss Jean V. Rankin, G. Cordiner and wife, Miss Jennie Smith, J. S. Metz ner, Tom Mutich, Peter Vutich, Adri Blich, Antonio Milich, Mrs. A. Haid wich, Mat Masdahl, and L. J. Braner. NOTES?FOREIGN AFFAIRS 1 SEUL.?I^arz Anderson, the new United States Ambassador to Japan, ? and his wife, arrived and will remain over Sunday, going then to Kiote, where they will spend a few days. UANAU, Germany.?An epidemic of i typhoid fever has broken out among ? the troops of the garrison, 211 sol t diers being in the hospital with the t disease. The river Main is believed ? to be infected. f SANTIAGO DE CUBA. ? Violent > earthquake shocks were felt at 10:40 r Friday evening and again at 6:30 i Saturday morning. The greatest . alarm prevailed among the inhabl tants. I BERLIN.?Prof. James Israel, the ? noted surgeon, makes a formal denial y that he had performed an operation f on the young son of the Emperor ol e Russia, as reported in dispatches. LOST?Light blue dory, made o d yellow cedar. Reward. Return to Ne ;. ville or Ward. J. B. Caro's office. 6t e ;f Phone your want ads to The Dail; Empire, phone 3-7-4. GROWERS WANT SPECIAL RATE1 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10. ? The or ange growers of Southern California have asked the railroads for a special rate so that the crop injured by the recent frost may be rushed to Eastern markets. It is estimated that 125 cars can be shipped each day for a month. PIONEER ALASKAN DIES IN SEATTLE Charles E. Hastings, for several years connected with the Alaska Com mercial Company and the Northern Commercial Co., at Circle and St. Michael In the early days, died a few days ago at his home in Seattle. Mr. Hastings was 61 years old, a native of Hillsdale, Mich., and for the past seven years had been right-of-way man for King County, Wash. The body was shipped to Michigan for in terment. Mrs. Hastings, and a son 1 survive him. A brc ther, W. B. Hast ings, is deputy United States marshal at Unalaska. BONDS RAISED, IN SAN FRANCISCO SAN FRANCISCO, Bonds for the re lease of Olaf A. Tveitmoe and Eugene A. Clancy, the dynamiters convicted at Indianapolis, have been filed with the Federal Commissioner in this city. These men and the others convicted, are now in Leavenworth penitentiary, but will be released on bonds, pend ing the hearing of an appeal. WILL PARADE ON INAUGURATION DAY WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. ? Ten thousand women will march in parade through the principal streets of this city on inauguration day. Permission for the parade to take place was granted by the government of the DiS' trict of Columbia. LEGAL LIGHTS ARE IN CAPITAL CITY ? W. B. Stratton, attorney for the Pa cific Coast company, Bruce Short, at i torney for the White Pass & Yukon I and Ira Bronson, associated wit! i Judge R. A. Gunnison, of Juneau, as a f torney for the North Pacific Wharves & Trading Company, form a very in teresting party that arrived on th< f Dolphin yesterday afternoon. The party have taken rooms in th< . house formally occupied by Governo Clark and will remain there pendini f the trial of the transportation eas being prosecuted by the government Turks Will Concede Nothing further CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 10.?The | Ottoman government lias notified its, ambassadors abroad that "whatever happens the Porte is determined to maintain its attitude with regard to Adrianople and the control of the Ae gean islands. This means that Turkey will not re cede from her positive refusal to give I up Adrianople, notwithstanding the' threatened naval demonstration by thepowers in order to compel her toi accede to the Balkan States' de mands. LONDON. Jan. 10.?Dr. Daneff, the chief Bulgarian plenipotentiary has restated the position of Bulgaria in the present negotiations. ilesays that the armistice is an aceornplishel fact and is so well defined that the delegates lack the power to change it. their mis sion being circumscribed to the conclusion of peace. With reference to peace, lie said, there was no limit to their powers but their credentials did not authorize them to deal with in cidents already solved or outside the mission which brought them to Lon don. Roumania Now Likely To Clash With Bulgaria LONDON, Jan. 10. ? Another war cloud lias appeared in the Balkans and behind it is Koumania, says a dis patch to the Daily News. Accord ing to News' correspondent Koumania has decided upon the immediate occu pation of the territory which Hon mania claims from Bulgaria in com pensation for the former's neutrality in the present war. WOMEN DEMOCRATS AEE "HET-UP" WASHINGTON, Jan. 10?The ses sion of the Women's Democratic League yesterday was full of excit ing incidents. Mrs. Steven B. Ayres was elected president of the League, after a spirited debate over the ques tion whether she had been endorsed for the position by l'resident-elect Wil son. .Mrs. Crossby, the retiring president, who was a candidate for re-election, said she had been defeated by <iues tions of free trade and single tax which had been injected Into the mat ter. but she did not care, anyway, to "preside over such a narrow-minded set of women." SENATORS TALK |i WITH WILSON TRENTON. N. J., Jan. 10.?Presi-1 dent-elect Wilson has been holding a conference today with Senators O' Gorman, of New York and Culberson : of Texas. It is believed here that one or both of them may be in the Presi dential Cabinet. The Senators came j to Trenton from Washington, by ap-; pointment with the President-elect. PRIVATE BANKER GETS 5 YEARS MOUNT VERNON, Wash.,?W. E. | Schricker. owner of the defunct Bank [ of LaConner, which closed its doors j last April with liabilities of nearly a j quarter million dollars, has been sen tenced to an indeterminate sentence of from one to five years in the state penitentiary. Schricker had conducted a private ; banking business at I^aConner for more than twenty-five years and hal the entire confidence of his patrons, j His bank's losses were due to advanc ing money to the Fidalgo Mill Co., of Anacortos, and to speculation in stocks, it is said. INDIAN BILL IS PASSED. WASHINGTON, Jan. 10.?The In dian appropriation bill carrying eight million dollars has passed the House. COURT NOTES. The defendants In the great trans portation case will plead tomorrow at 10:00 a. m. The case of the Alaska-Gastineau Mining Co. vs. Alaska-Treadwell Gold Mining Co. was continued yesterday with Mr. Klnzie on the stand until to night at 8 o'clock. Albert Jacobson and Ed Herman j had a preliminary hearing on Jan. 6, and were held to answer on the charge of violating section 142 of the penal code?more specifically stated as giv ing liquor to Indians. FRANK TASCHER MAKES CHANGE Frank Tascher, a resident of Doug ? las, who has for years represented a , large hardware establishment in the i Puget Sound metropolis, has wired - friends in Juneau that he has become 5 the representative for this section, of ? the Dunham, Carrigan & Hayden Co., i of San Francisco, which is the larg est hardware house on the Facific e Coast. r S WANTED?To renf furnished house e in good locality. Address X.Y.Z. Em t. pire office. BANKER CITED EOR COMTEMPT WASHINGTON, Jan. 10.?The Con gressional Committee which is inves tigating the existence of an alleged money trust yesterday afternoon vot ed to certify to Speaker Champ Clark, the name of George G. Henry, a New York banker, and ask that he be cited for contempt. Henry proved an ex tremely unwilling witness and when asked to divulge the names of men who had speculated in California oil stocks, flatly refused to do so. It was then resolved to have him cited for contempt. CLEVELAND BARS BOXING BOUTS CLEVELAND. Ohio, Jan. 10.- May or Newton D. Baker practically put a ban on the boxing game in Cleveland today, when he told a delegation of promoters that hereafter no profes sional fighter will be allowed to give any sort of an exhibition before local fight clubs. He charges the sport is brutal. The laws of Ohio permit boxing only among members of organized clubs, and they may not accept remunera tion. Mayor Baker said the law would be adhered to. For the past two years Cleveland has ranked next to New York and Pa cific Coast points as a mecca for prize fighters. MEN OF JERSEY WILSON'S GUARD TRENTON, N. J? Jan. 10.?Presi dent-elect Woodrow Wilson has chosen Essex troop of Newark to act as his personal body escort in the inaugural parade. WILSON IS CONGRATULATED PRINCETON, Jan. 10.?The board of trustees of Princeton University has adopted a resolution congratulat ing Governor Wilson upon his election as President of the United States. GERMANY TO BAN DIME NOVELS BERLIN, Jan. 10.? The proposed law against dime novels and sensa tional literature has been received with favor by most of the federated Statds of Germany, and will probably be submitted to the Federal Coun cil during the present session of Par | liament.