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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
vol.. 1. NO. 58. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS BAKER TALKS OF MONEY CONTROL Million Barrels of Dead Herring Washed Ashore KhAWOCK. Alaska. Jan. 8. This' section was visited by a New Year's storm, one of the worst ever known | on the west coast of i'rince of Wales island. Probably a million barrels of dead herring were washed upon the Kla wock beach. It was a pitiable sight to see a sol id mas of struggling fish filling tho entire buy. In some places along the beach the herring are piled up knee deep, and people are packing hundreds of barrels for food and bait. The storm lasted for many hours, and the gale seemed to fairly lift the water in huge walls, and with it the fish which were driven into the bay in solid masses. Five Years' Exploration Planned by Amundsen NEW YORK. Jan. 11.?Captain Ro alt! Amundsen, the Arctic explorer ami negotiator of the Northwest Pas sage. arrived from London on the American liner St. Paul last night. Captain Amundsen will eave San Franksco in July. 1914. on another voyage 01 Arctic exploration. He pur poses to lay a course across the Arc tic basin and then drift in his vessel until he reaches the North Pole. He believes that the voyage will take five years from the time he leaves San Francisco. Captain Amunusen will deliver sev eral lectures while in the United States. REAL ESTATE HERE IS TO HIGH strated that moving picture shows i\ E. Jackson, the man who demon could be run successfully in Juneau, has returned to the capital city after an absence of several months. Mr. Jackson expects to be here for a few weeks now to live live here perma nently -perhaps. "No. I'll not break out into thes moving picture show again?not now. anyway." said .Mr. Jackson. "I'll let the other felolws have the 'movies.' There are other avenues of business that one should be successful in if a location on which to do business can be secured." Mr. Jackson thinks owners of va cant property are holding it entirely too high and that the people of Juneau are 'osing a golden opportunity by not encouraging the investment of out side cap tal. High rentals mean high cost of living and Juneau can never hope to be a town with the cost of living goi:;g up. Everything is against it. The very foundation on which the present activity around Juneau is bused is economy. Not one of the mines would be in operation were it not for the very economical factors that enter into the management of those Industries, cheap power, and low or moderate wages will be the rule. Hiving experses must be kept down. These ideas occur to every one who looks the situation over in Juneau DEATH OF LITTLE SON OF DR. P. J. M A HONE Paul Jamee Ma hone, the twenty two months' old son of Dr. and Mrs. P. J. Mahone. died at the family resi dence last night at 11 o'clock after a brief illness of paralysis of the bow els. He was the eldest child of Dr. and Mrs. Mahone and an excedinglv bright and interesting little fellow and his bereaved parents have the entire sympathy of the community. The fu neral will take place fron: Dr. Ma hone's residence tomorrow afternoon. COURT NOTES. Oscar Weston under one year's sen tence from Ketchikan is being brought up on the Mariposa. Henry Maveda. a Japanese, em ployed on the Georgia, was arrested today charged with seling liquor to Indians. James Johnson (Indian) charged with rape was brought to Juneau from Sitka today. The Transportation case will be called Monday morning at 10 o'clock. RESERVED SEATS?For The Or pheum opening night on sale at Post office Store. *** SENTENCED FOR PEDDLING LIQUOR TO INDIANS John Williams, Jimmy James. Jas Donovan and Dick Nansen, all 01 whom were convicted of selling oi giving liquor to Indians were sen tenced today at 1:30. Williams was given 11 months in the federal jail Each of the other was sentenced tc serve six months and pay a fine o $120. FOR RENT ? Five-room house un furnished. Inquire of Juneau Dairy.tf Phone your want ads to The Dail; Empire, phone 3-7-4. JURY MAY GET JAP CASE TONIGHT The Japanese murder case again oc cupied the attention of the district court today. W. Nakagami finished? for defendant at 12 o'clock. District Attorney Itustgard over the objection of Attorney Cobb was granted permis sion to reopen the case in chief. Ki uya Okajimi and I. S. Libhardt tes tified at to certain statements made | by E. Fushiml in the district attor j uey's office at the time the case was being investigated. District Attor ney itustgard read this statement to the jury. It was contradictory to the evidence given by eyewitnesses who nad previously described how the ..tabing was done. Acording to Fushi mi's statement both were lying on the ground when it happened. It is apparent that the arguments :I aot be presented until this eve and that the case wil go to the t;rv very late tonight. SOCIAL NOTES Mrs. Walter E. Clark was "At Home" on Friday afternon at the Gov ernor's House, and many caller3 availed themselves of the pleasure of greeting Mrs. Clarke in her new home. ? ? ? Mr* Wm. S. Ray less entertained at cards ,n Friday and Saturday after noon, at her home on Court House hill. ? ? ? Mrs. Herbert Lionel Faulkner will entertain a number of friends at the Faulkner residence on Wednesday, January the fifteenth. Auction bridge will be played. * ? ? Miss Gibbs, sister of Mrs. Benj. Stewart, will arrive on the Princess May, and will remain for an indefinite time. ? m ? Mrs. J. \V. Woodford on Tuesday evening, entertained a number of young people In honor of Miss Pur rington, who is Mrs. Woodford's guest. DIDN'T LIKE STOCK EXCHANGE DEALS ALBANY. N. Y., Jan. 11.?John H. Reynolds, who recently gave up his seat in the New York Stock Exchange, says that he became disgusted with the practices pursued there. He has said that he grew "tired of seing an unsuspecting public robbed by un scrupulous men of wealth traveling under the guise of respectability." Mr. Reynold's experience in New York has turned him to the study of socialism in the belief that that the ory of government presents a means of removing the yoke now held on the country by men such as those who control the Stock Exchange. He Is only twenty-five years of age, and his father says he never did care much ' for the business of dealing in stocks GOVERNOR WILSON r GOES TO CHICAGO , TRENTON, N. J.. Jan. 11.?Gover . nor Wilson left last night for Chica > go, where he wil adress the Chicago f Commercial Club this evening. CHICAGO, Jan. 11.?President-elect - Wilson arrived this morning to the '. home of David B. Jones, whose guest he will be. Governor Wilson will Y speak upon the "Future Business Country." FORMULATES HER DEMAND LONDON, Jan. 11.?Roumania has formulated her demands from Bul garia in lite matter of a cession of ter ritory from that country as compen sation for her neutrality in the present war. Roumania asks for the cession of the Vilayet of Silistria on the east of Bulgarian and south of Roumania and all the territory north of a line drawn from Silistria to Kastarna 011 the Black sea. Bulgaria has as yet made 110 reply to the demand of her neighbor. TIMOTHY SULLIVAN AT DEATH'S DOOR NEW YORK. Jan. 11..? Congress inanTimothy D. Sullivan will be re moved to a sanitarium. Death is be lieved to be near. Timothy D. Sul livan has been a picturesque figure in the Bowery district of New York for many years. Every winter he distributes thousands of pairs of shoes and other articles of wearing apparel among the poor of his district He has amassed a large fortune in the vaudeville business, and controls playhouses all over the United States and Canada. FRA ELBERTUS IS INLAW'S MESHES BUFFALO, N. V., Jail. 11.?Elbert Hubbard, publisher, writer, lecturer and sociologist, has ben indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of sending obscene matter through the mails. ELECTRICITY STOPS SHOCKING SQUAD PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 11. The "trouble killer," "electric quieter." and "first aid to careful coin." are :.on; of the titles applied to a brand new instrument to be exhibited shortly be fore Director Porte.. K >!? : and other police officials by the in ventor. Jeremiah freedom, an en?'., eer on the Philadelphia nnd Headin - Railway. It consists of a belt to be worn by every policeman on duty. Attached t > the belt is a battery with wires, posi tive and negative, running up along the body and down through the sleevt and ending in a button. The police man must wear a rubber glove on whichever hand the button rests, and when he grabs a pickpocket, disorder- ? ly person or any sort of felon, no ma' J ter what his average as a bad man said bad man will surely wilt wht . i that button with the neat little volt J age touches his anatomy. Creedon got the idea about a year ! ago on witnessing a street fight in New York, in which policeman bru tally used their clubs. The model works so efficiently that Creedon b^ lieves that every police force in the country will want the device, and. asylums, whence every now and then furthermore, that it will be useful in come reports of cruelty on the part of keepers trying to subdue their in sane charges. GEORGIA'S INCOMING PASSENGER LIST The Georgia's incoming list toda ? is as follows: From Sitka?\Vm. 0'Flaherty, Al fred Anderson, Nick Atelovich. Mike j McGuinn, Thos. Wall, John Smith, Wm. Fels, Rev. McLean. From Tenakee?Dr. Mathis, A. N. Boblet, Antone Grosbal. Victor Young marker. From Gypsum?Chas. Werbe, Jas. Turley, and D. Hame. K. Hansen came in from Klllisnoo. ORPHEUM PRICES. Reserved seats at the Crpheum for the opening night only, will be fifty cents. Afterward, the prices are to be 25 cents for adults and 10 cents for children. It. DOLPHIN'S OUTGOING PASSENGER LIST The Dolphin's outgoing passenger list is as follows: For Wrangell?Ed Armstrong. For Petersburg?Peter Lee. For Seattle?R. M. Becker, Miss Ida M. Lee, Miss Annie Lindquist. Miss Magie Allard, J. H. Hundley, Wil lis Linquist. Nick Linquist. Peter Al lard, and Carl Johnson. W. C. Blanchard, of the White Pass i & Yukon, stationed at Skagway, ar ? rived on the Dolphin and is stopping I at the Occidental, i J. G. Smith returned on the Geor gia today. Baker Admits the Great Concentration of Money WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.?George P. Baker, president of the First Nation al Bank, of New York, was recalled by the Money Trust investigating com mittee this morning and was ques tioncd as to the concentration of inon ey by the interlocking system of bank directorate? Baker declared that the concentra tion of money had "gone far enough," and he added that present conditions in this respect were "not entirely com fortable for the country." - MINE BUILDINGS ARE DYNAMITED BUTTE, Mont., Jan. 11.?The build dynamited laBt night. The explosion was heard a great distance, and the buildings were completely wrecked. There is as yet no clew to the perpe trators, but it is believed to have been the result of labor troubles. CHINA ISSUES OPIUM MANIFESTO PEKING, Jan. 11.?In view of the unsatlsfacory position of the opiuir, ipiestion, the Chinese Government has issued a manifesto reiterating its de sire to suppress the evil and save the people from a life of degradation. Referring to the agreement with Great Britain, it points out that the cessations of the importation of Indian opium depends on entire prohibition of the cultivation of the native article, and that only thus may a conflict over the Anglo-Chinese agrement be avoid ed. Therefore all the authorities are en joined strictly to execute all previous proclamations aiming at suppression. COST?Light blue dory, made of yellow cedar. Reward. Return to Ne ville or Ward. J. B. Caro's ollice. 6t.! WILL EXAMINE WM. ROCKEFELLER WASHINGTON. Jan. 1.?The Con gressional committee which is con ducting the Money Trust investigation has ordered a physician to met and examine William Rockefeller, as to his physical condition. Te specialist will go to Mr. Rockefeller's winter home at Miami, Florida. Rockefel ler's personal physician claims that he Is unuhlc to give oral testimony he fore the committee. TO REOPEN THE SPRECKLES WILL CASE HONOLULU. Jan. 11.?Judge Hen ry E. Cooper, of the Federal Court has reversed the decision of the Supreme Court of California in the Spreckles will case. This will have the effect of reopening the will of the late Clans Spreckles. The Honolulu court holds that John D. and Adolph Spreckles are entitled to one-fifth of the proper ty Involved. RESERVED SEATS ON SALE Reserved seats for the opening night of the Orpheum Theatre are on sale at Barrager's Postolllce Store. It. WANTED?First class porter wants place to work. XYZ. The Empire, t.f. JOHN T. SPICKETT Veteran Theatrical Man and President Orpheum Amusement Co. ORPHEUM OPENS MONDAY NIGHT The new Orpheum theatre is to be formaly opened Monday night. A special program has been arranged for the occasion, while the audience is being seated the Juneau High School Band wil play In the open in front of the building. Mayor Bishop and ex-Mayor For rest will make short addresses Mr. Spickett, who has lived in Ju neau since 1896 In speaking of the new venture said: "The Orpheum is to be a strictly family theatre, a place where ladies and children can come without the necessity of male escorts. All necessary arrangements have been made for their comforts. There will be a full corps of attendants to care for the wants of the patrons. "The entertainments each evening will consist of first class specialties, by first class performers, interspersed with high class motion pictures. No thing objectionable will ever be al lowed to be thrown on the screen. The moving pictures art supplied by the General Film Company, of Seattle, and they are all good. The pictures will he exposed by the very latest improved moving picture machine in the hands of Dan Qulnlan, recently of Salt Lake. Mr. Quinlan has had years of experience in this line and V will have charge of this feature of our show. "Our scenery has been painted by Ed Leach, the well known scene art ist of the Seattle theatre, Seattle. Mr. I,each turns out all of the scenic work for the great Sullivan-Considine, and Pantages theatre circuits. We are entirely satisfied with the work he has done for us. We hope to give Juneau a show that will be entirely satisfactory to the general public. "I have lived in Juneau a long time and 1 think I am acquainted with the people's desires in this line. Every thing I have put on in the amuse ment line has met with the public's approval and I am not looking for a disappointment now." Confirmations Deadlock Threatened In Senate WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.?The con firniation of nominations sent to the Senate by the President Is a mat ter that is agitating the minds of mem bers of all the political parties in that body including the handful of Pro gressives. Recently the Democrats of the Senate proposed to the Republican members that a committee be appoint ed to consider the nominations and j determine which should be confirmed.. The Republican Senators have now j declined to entertain the proposal, and the Democratic Senators an nounced their intention to hold uy ail confirmations that have been made or which may he made hereafter dur ing the remainder of President Taft's term of office. WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.?The dead lock was broken this afternon when the Senate confirmed the nominations of Brigadier-General James. B. Ale shire as major- general, and that of Surgeon-General Torney as brigadier general of the United States Army. Turkey and the Allies Alike Are Unresponsive LONDON, Jan. 11.?The suggestion that emanted from the British govern ment that the great powers inter vene in the Balkan muddle and thus i end the peace conference which Is deadlocked, has met with no response from either Turkey or the Balkan al lies. BIG LOAN TO RECLAIM LANDS WASHINGTON, Jan. 11.?A loan of $30,000,000, from the United States treasury has ben authorized by resolu-j tions introduced in the House by Rep resentative LaFollette, of Washington, and in the Senate by Senator Borah, of Idaho. The money will be placed in tho reclamation fund and used in the extension of reclamation projects in the Northwestern States. CASTRO IS DENIED HABEAS CORPUS MOW YORK, Jan, 11. ? Federal i? G.-orge C. Holt, of the South ?.i't of New York, today de v. rit of habeas corpus upon the : i -i f Cipriano Castro, the zu !an exile, who is seeking ad : 'io'.i to the United States. Castro ? ;:i i:; detained at lilis island will b<> i-d for examination. MAN MADE FORTUNE TRUSTING EMPLOYEES ? NS/S CITV, J in. 11 -"Big-Hearted "(W. H.) Dixon, President of the < . Hotel Company and the oldest < M t > ra loon keeper in point of ? . di' d i:i Miama, Fla., last night ? '.it oi gout and pneumonia. He: eat th< re in the fall for his health. Dixon was lorn in New York City : 1 ? 54, can:, to Kansas City thirty i ? year: ago and acquired a for : ? ? ti'iated at $-00,,.. in the sa ' ? ):>. business. ? retributed his success to the ?le' that he never had a cash register t e-t'd hir employees entirely. '!:o 1 artenders. it is said, never de manded liiin. Dixon 'i' vt>r drank anything but wa r. His charities are said to have . ixtiHPive. He never married. His nnc. with the exception of a he-! < o his old bartenders, goes l?y | " n his relatives. lie leaves a ? rv 1 eouest to his niece. Mrs. A. j "fpt.w of Hon Angeles. CONDUCT OT JUDGES MATTER OE INQUIRY WASHINGTON, Jan. 11. ? Repre sentative Borland of Missouri, lias presented a resolution in the House asking for an inquiry into the judicial conduct of Judge John C. Pollock of the District Court of Kansas, and Ar ia S. Van Valkenburgh of the Dis trict Court of Missouri. The specific charge against these judges is that they permitted the consolidation of two coal companies without due in vestigation of the facts. DAMAGE FROM FLOODS PITTSBURG, Pa., Jan. 11.?Damage to the amount of a million dollars has been caused by floods in the Alle gheny, Monongahela and Ohio valleys. SENATE TO VOTE MONDAY WASHINGTON. Jan. 11.?The Sen ate wil vote on the Judge Archbald impeachment on Monday. T. E. Wiliams, an employee of the Treadwell cyanide plant Is in town today. STEFFANSON TO EXPLORE SIBERIA IOWA CITY, Iu., Jan. 11.?Captain H. Steffansou, the Arctic explorer and ethnographer, says that he will start on his second Arctic voyage of ex ploration next May. j Me will explore the unknown terri tory ranging from Northwestern Alas ' '::i towards Siberia. Steffanson is delivering a course of lectures in the United States. j W. REIB'S ESTATE TWENTY MILLIONS ~ .s::w YORK. Jan. 11. The estate of the iate Whitela. Rcid, former am bassador to (Ireat Britain, has been upraised at twenty million dollars, all of which, by the terms of his will goes t-> his widow, who was a daughter of the late D. O. Mils, of California. In his will Mr. Reld expressed a wish that his son Ogden Mills Reld should succeed to the control of the New York Tribune, which he owned. LOEB IS GOING WITH GUGGENHEIMS * i NEW YOHK. Jan. 11 "tnlcl Gug genheim, president of the American Smelting and Defining Compan\ and ;w Guggenheim Exploration Company, > yesterday confirmed the report that W? tarn l.o"1 j? . (\llectcr of the fice early this year on resigning his P *\ will .<i ? the ??uggenheim of present post. It is expected that his . alary will he much above $12,000 his present salary. A bank presidency was offered to Mr. I.oeb recently, but be declined it. THIRTY POISONED; COOKS ARRESTED YUBA CITY, Calif., Tan. 11. Thir ty men employed at the Natoma Con solidated mine near this place have I been poisoned, some of them fatally, it la feared. P. H. Seymour and Chas. .Miller, cooks at the mine boarding house have ben arrested. BRYAN'S CHRISTMAS IN FLORIDA .MI AM A. Fla.. Dec. 25.?Wiliam Jen nings Bryan enjoyed his Christmas here "immensely," se says. The day was spent very qietly, din ner being served at the Bryan home. Former Governor Jenings of Florida, a cousin of Mr. Bryan; Mrs. Jennings and their son, Bryan Jennings, and Mrs. Grace Hnrgreaves, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan, were the only out of town guests at the Bryan home. J. L. Billing8ly, city attoreny of Mi ami, and his niece, were also dinner guests. After dinner the entire party mo tored to Mr. Bryan's country place on the bay, which he has named "Villa Serena." The weather was warm and the Bryan party wore no coats while on their afternon jaunt. Mr. Bryan sent Josephus Daniels of North Carolina a pair of their baby terrapins for Christmas. Jack Overman, a pioneer of 1886, now employed at the Perseverance mine, is in town today on a business visit.