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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. l. NO 59. JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS BUSINESS FUTURE OF UNITED STATES City Dock Will Be Enlarged The city government has the piling on hand and is about to let the con tract for repairs on the present struc ture and for an increase of about 7i) feet of dock frontage. There has been an insistent demand for more room on the City dock and the net revenues accruing are to go into the improve ments. The present dock is altogeth er too small to handle the larger ves els calling at this port. It is quite probable that a cold stor afe warehouse for the fishing indus try will be a part of these improve ments if satisfactory arrangements can be made with fishing interests. A contract is now being negotiated for this purpose. The following dock report has just been made after aud iting the books of the City Wharf inger: Reports of Operations of City Wharf April 1, 1912 to Dec. 31, 1912. Receipts Coal Sales $16,300.47 Wharfage 3,324.28 Dockage 320.00 Kent 150.00 Hoisting 69.40 Water 343.75 Collections 93.75 F ish Boxes Sold 1,107.00 Coal on Hand 3,352.63 Fish Boxes on Hand 700.00 Total Receipts $25,761.28 Disbursements Paid for Coal $17,617.78 Handling Coal 214.75 Longshoring 645.35 Fish Boxes 1641.25 Hauling Fish Boxes 5S.50 Salaries 1,748.29 Lights 211.70 Miscellaneous 8.00 Total Disbursements $22,145.62 Net Profit for Nine Months $ 3,615.66 TWO STORY BUILDING IS TO BE BUILT BY JAMES HOGAN James Hogan. who has a ten year lease of a piece of ground one hun dred feet square on lower Franklin street has prepared tentative plans for the erection of a modern business block on the premises. The property belongs to Henry Shattuck and Louis Shackleford and has a frontage of 100 feet on Franklin street and a front age of 100 feet on the roadway con necting Franklin street with the ferry flout. It is designed to make the structure two or three stories in height, con vening the tipper floors into lodgings. The main floor, with an area of 100 square feet can be cut tip into store rooms according to the desires of prospective tennants. It would make four very good store rooms facing on Franklin street withanother facing on the roadway, or for a very large business. It could be arranged with a lesser number but larger spaces.' The upper floors are to be made into lodgings, because the location is ideal; for that purpose. The building will be handy to all the steamers and al so right in the center of a'l the in dustrial activity. Before beginning operations Mr. Ho gan would like to hear from persons desirious of getting business locations in Juneau. The building will be constructed to suit a desirable tenant and the right party may be given a ten year lease of the same. It is a splendid location for a general merchandise establish ment or department store. Applica tions from persons wishing to estab lish saloons or a liquor business will not be considered. .Mr. Hogan says that he can com mence operations within 24 days and have the building finished by May 1. There has been much adverse opin ion expressed of late on account of the lack of business locations in Juneau. It is Mr. Hogan's idea to meet the demand half way at least and for this reason he has announced that he would like expressions from prospect ive tenants. The Hogan apartments, now practi cally finished furnished the first ex ample of real enterprise in this line among Juneau's property owners. That it was a good practical idea put into execution by Mr. Hogan at the right moment, is evidenced from the fact that all of the 12 apartments have been spoken for and each of the 64 rooms in the building will be in use. Mr. Hogan feels every confidence that t?ie new enterprise to which he has become committed will be as readily recognized as a step in the right direction. MAY CONSTRUCT BRIDGE SEYMOUR NARROWS A Vancouver dispatch says: The route of the Canadian Northern rail way development on Vancouver island has been aproved by the minister of railways. It calls for the building of miles of road extending from Victoria at the south of Nootka sound to the north on the west coast. Contrary to the route followed by the Estjuimalt and Nanaimo. and the C. P. R. system on the island, the plans are for interior development and will open up a very wealthy portion of the island not now provided with any transportation facilities. A significant incident in connection with the route map is that the plans call for an extension from the main line at Campbell river to Duncan bay, near Seymour Narrows. This branch line seeins to lend credence to the much mooted idea that the C. N. R. intends to bridge Seymour Narrows at Bute Inlet and build inland to some point connecting the main line south ol Tete Juane Cache, thus making a through route from the east to Vic toria on its own rails. If these plan* materialize to definite announcement, the C. N. R. will encounter violent op position on the part of the mainland, headed by Vancouver, which does not propose to lose its strong strategic position as the natural terminal of the dominion on the Pacific coast. V.'hile the Seymour Narrows bridge has been talked of for years, it has never taken concrete shape to afford a basis for an attack. Miss Etta Femmer Is a passenger southbound on the Humbold. From Seattle Miss Femmer will take pas sage for China. m 11111111 i a 11111111111111 | Marine Notes jj -f-H a 111 a 11 m 11111111111111 The Humboldt arrived late Satur day night sailed south at 9 o'clock this morning. The Northwestern arrived from the Westward at 11 o'clock last night and sailed south two hours later. The Princess May is due to arrive tomorrow. The Yukon snould arrive from the Westward on Wednesday. The Mariposa arrived from the South at 7:30 last night and left for the Westward at two o'clock this morning. THE MARIPOSA'S PASSENGER LIST The Mariposa arrived last night at 7:30 with the following passengers: For Juneau?J. H. Kely, J. C. Ford. Mrs. J. C. Ford, Miss A. Ford, E. B. Hussey, J. Meherin, H. Heney, C. W. Miller, A. L. Olson, W. S. Hading, F. A. Twichell, Miss J. V. Rankin, Mrs. K. H. Kaiser. G. Gardiner, Mrs. Gar diner. Miss J. Smith, T. Vutlch, P. Vutich, A. Blick, A. Millet, Mrs. A. Hardwick, G. A. Thayer, Howard Ew ing. Wni. Furgeson, Mat Wardahl, L. I. Brunner. F. E. Parsons, and Capt. W. Connell. For Cordova?S. Henderson, C. Eng' strom, A. L. Powell, Geo. Wheeler, J, E. Berry. For Valdez?E. Eckern, Mrs. F. C Webber, Mrs. H. C. DeLeon, L. G Quinn, G. E. Egerton, J. J. Cotten Mrs. E. Marion, J. A. Gustogsou. For Seward?J. O. Patton and wife J. E. Moulton, Dr. Daggett, and C I W. Field. JAP MURDER CASE GOES TO THE JURY The Japanese murder case will be in the hands of the jury tonight. Fush 1ml, who was called Saturday, by de fendants in rebuttal of certain state ments introduced by the government on a reopening of the case was again on the stand this morning. Fushlmi was followed by Itow. the other Jap anese defendant, who finished his ev idence after court took up two o'clock this afternoon. The government again called in Albert Nelson, Carl Wad dell and Henry Adams, the examina tion was brief and at 2:35 Assisant District Attorney Folsom opened for I the government. ; The government's case is that the killing was murder in the first de gree. It has attempted to prove that Itow committed the crime in cold blood because the victim who was un j der contract on a sort of peonage sys ? tern, was attempting to run away. The government introduced four eye wit nesses who testified that they saw the killing and graphically described the same. Attorney Cobb, for the defense, was forced to go to trial without hav ing his witnesses on the ground and declined to make an opening state ment. He filed an affidavit, however, asking for a continuance in which he briefly set forth the defense about as follows: The victim Frank Dunn had been drinking and set upon both Itow and Fushimi, knocking them down and beatings them up. Itow then got the sword and revolver for the purpose of defending both himself and Fushimi. They were again set upon. Itow was knocked off a walk about five feet high with the sword in hand. Dunn stumbled or plunged over toward him and was impaled on the point of the sword. The government re-opened the case in chief and had Fushimi's statement made in the district attorney's office at the time of the investigation, read to the Jury. This statement while It contradicted nearly all of the govern ments testimony, did not agree alto gether with the defense set up. The defense then put on both of the de fendants in an effort to harmonize the discrepancies. Attorney Cobb's address for the de fense will be followed by the closing argument for the government by Dis trict Attorney Rustgard. The jury will probably get the case early this evening. PAPERS PILED WITH SECRETARY A certificate has been filed with Secretary Distin setting forth that the Skeen-Lechner Mining Company, of Seward, had increased their capi tal stock from 125,000 shares to 250, 000. Articles of incorporation for' the Seward-Alaska Gold mining Company have been filed with Secretary Dis tin. Tho incorporators are P. H. Guth rie, H. J. Hill. O. E. Sauter. W. R. Misner, J. C. Stein, Geo. W. Sutton, all of Seattle, the principal place of business. The W. F. Swan Navigation Com pany, a Seattle corporation, has filed articles with Secretary Distin. W. F. Swan is president of the company and Ike Sowerby is resident agent at Juneau. BANK MANAGER CHARGED FRAUD SEATTLE. Jan. 13. ? Charges of fraud in connection with the manage ment of the American Savings Bank have been made against James P. Gleason, former manager. The affi davit containing the charges was made by President Michael Earles. SENATE DECLARES ARCHBALD GUILTY WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. ? The United States Senate today found Judge Robert W. Archbald of the Commerce Court, guilty as charged in the impeachment proceedings. WASHINGTON. Jau. 13.?The House sitting in committee of the whole to day adopted an amendment to the ap propriation bill, annulling President Taft's order placing fourth class post masters in the civil service. EDITOR TO CARRY RETURNS OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 13.?M. Al ? fred Haynes, editor of the Prosser ' Record, has been chosen to Carry ? Washington's election returns to tho national capital. Phone your subscription to The Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4. English Liner Stranded In A Thick Snowstorm HALIFAX, N. S., Jan. 13? Steam ship Uranium, of the White Star line, bound for Rotterdam from Halifax, was stranded in a snowstorm last night, at Chebucto. Nine hundred persons have been taken off by the steamer Lady Laurier. The Uranium will probably be a total loss. No loss of life has yet been reported. Railroads Tied Up By Snowslides In Cascades ELLENSBURG, Wash., Jan. 13. ? The Northern Pacific, and Chicago, Milwaukee & Puget Sound railroads vare ecompletely tied up by snow blockade. There arc blockades on both roads : in the Cascade Moutains, ten miles long. The snow fall In the mountains has been exceptionally heavy, and the cold is severe. BE CRUSHED BY STEEL TRUST WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. ? Testify ing before the Ways and Means Com mittee which is conducting tariff hear ings. E. R. Crawford, a tin plate man ufacturer, declared that if the tariff on steel was reduced the tin plate man ufacturers would be crushed by the Steel Trust. BANDIT KILLS SEATTLE GROCER SEATTLE, Jan. 13. ? Henry Wal lace, a local grocer attempted to shoot a bandit, last night, who was trying to hold up his store. The bandit then opened fire killing Wallace. GOULD WEDDING SET FOR JAN. 22 NEW YORK, Jan. 13.?The wedding of .Miss Helen Miller Gould and Fin ley J. Shepard, of St. Louis, will take place on Jan. 22, at Miss Gould's home at Tarrytown, N. Y. NOME MAN IN DIVORCE COURT SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13.?Wal ter H. Soderberg, a pioneer of Nome, Alaska, has been sued for divorce by his wife, who charges him with drunkenness and cruelty. Soderberg in the early days of Nome made considerable money in mining enterprises and later was connected with the Pioneer Mining Company, of Nome, for some time. FOR TELEPHONE SYSTEM. SEATTLE, Jan. 13.?Mayor George Cotterill has recommended that two millions in municipal bonds be issued to establish a municipal telephone system. WANTED?To rent furnished house in good locality. Address X.Y.Z. Em pire ofllce. W. C. Abend roth, a pioneer of Nome and the Iditarod arrived last night from Fairbanks. J. N. DeGuire, a Katalla pioneer is in town and will probably locate hero. Miss Sue Brennan is a passenger on the southbound Curacao. L. B. Adsit and E. J. McKanna left for Ketchikan on the Curacao last night. J. W. Doran is a passenger on the Curacao enroute to Seattle. J. C. McBride left for Seattle on the Humboldt this morning. Harry J. Raymond is a passengr bound for Seattle on the Humboldt FRESH "Sealshipt Oysters" on the Dolphin, at GOLDSTEIN'S. LOST?A diamond earring. Finder please return to Mrs. William Winn and receive reward. 2t. Every thing that will please a smok er may be found at BURFORD'S. SEAL SHIPT OYSTERS?Fresh at the local agency?CHAS. GOLDSTEIN The Dally Empire delivered in Ju , neau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 a month. HAULING COAL TO TIDEWATER KATALLA, Jan. 13. ? The govern ment has a party of men getting coal down to the head of navigation on the Stillwater. The outfit includes tea men and seven horses, and they will be able to lay down about fifteen tons a day. The coal must be hauled about nine miles, down grade all the way. The Daily Empire is received here regularly and it is up-to-date in every ! way, and is greatly appreciated, for its excellent articles, its thorough inde pendence and devotion to Alaska and its interests. CAPT. AMUNDSEN'S CLAIM RECOGNIZED WASHINGTON, Jan. 13?The Na tional Geographic Society has form ally recognized Captain Itoald Amund sen as the discoverer of the South Pole and has presented him with a medal as a testimonial to his services in the work of geographical research The I^atouche will arrive in Juneau tomorrow with coal for Juneau and lumber and other supplies for Sheep creek. Four fishing boats have been out from the West Coast from six to night weeks and fears are entertained that | they have been lost. Six fishermen have ben at anchor near Craig for fourteen days waiting for the weath er to moderate. Prince Rupert is instaling a Game wel fire alarm system. WANTED?A man to do some light work.?Inquire Empire oflice. The fishing boat Olga is reported to have reached Seattle. Isadore Goldstein returned on the Curacao from a busines trip to Haines. R. S. Ryan, promoter of the Control ler bay railroad, from Controller bay to the Bering river coal fields, passed south last night on the Northwestern.) Mr. Ryan is enroute to New York and Washington where he will spend the winter. Anyone having winter cut hemlock piles, 85 feet to 100 feet, with at least 8-inch tops, and in a position to de liver same by February 20th, 1912. notify the Algunican Development Co., Jualin, Alaska 12t. WANTED?First class porter wants place to work. XYZ, The Empire, t.f. Finest line of Calabash pipes in Alaska at BURFORD'S MASONS, ATTENTION! The regular communication of Mt. Juneau Lodge, No. 147, F. & A. M.. will bo held this (Monday) evening, January 13, 1913, at 8 o'clock. MARTIN GEORGE, Sec. COURT NOTES. The transportation case was con tinued until 10 o'clock tomorrow morn ing. , Donald A. Campbell, a native of Scotland, living at Treadwell, made application to become a citizen. FEMMER & RITTER See this firm for all kinds of dray ; ing and hauling. We guarantee sat [ isfaction and reasonable prices. Coal delivered promptly. Femmer & Rit ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone 314. Residence phones 402 or 403. ??? President-Elect Talks of Business of the future CHICAGO, Jan. 13?President-elect j Woodrow Wilson delivered an ad dress on Saturday night before the' Chicago Commercial Club, his sub-j joct being the "Future Business of' j the Country." In the course of his address Gov-, ernor Wilson said that he did not care how big a business grows, provided i that it grows big In contact with keen keen copetitlon. "The busines future of the United Slates," he said, "does not depend up- j on the government of the United States, hnt upon its business men." Touching upon conservation .nr. Wilson said that the policy which was being pursued was one of "res ervation and not of conservation." "It is believed," said Mr. Wilson, with reference to the administration of the laws, "that in this country a poor man has less chance of having justice administered for him than the rich man. (Io?i forbid that such can he generally true." TURK ASSEMBLY TO MAKE DECISION LONDON, Jan. 13.?The Times' Con stantinople correspondent telegraphs that the Turkish national assembly will be summoned immediately to de cide whether there shall be peaccor a continuance of the war. DINNER AT THE j WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON. Jan. 13.?Mrs. Gro ver Cleveland was the honor guest at dinner of the President and Mrs. Taft .at the White House, on Satur day evening. Other guests included .Mrs. Denj. Harrison, Prof. Thomas A. Preston and a number of former j members of President Cleveland's; Cabinet. REPUBLICAN PARTY IS CONVALESCENT CHICAGO, Jan. 13.?Governor Chas. S. Osborn, of Michigan, addressed the Hamilton Club of this city Saturday night. He declared that the Republi can party is convalescent and urged the factions to get together. Governor Osborn has been looked ' upon as a Progressive, although he j declined to formally separate from the Republicans in the campaign of last ? Fall. MARRIAGE MAKES HER BABY GRANDDAUGHTER KALAMAZOO. Mich. Jan. 12. ? A woman who is stepmother to her own children and who has a stepgrand daughter born in the direct line of de scent. lias been discovered near this city by local ollicers. Mrs. Christiana Workinger is the mother of ten children. Her eldest daughter married Charles Strabel, and after becoming the mother of three children died. Shortly afterward, Strabel married the second of Mrs. Workinger's daugh ters and was divorced from her. Then Mrs. Workinger. herself, was married to Strabel. A few days ago a baby was born to her. The child is her own stepgrand daughter. She is also grandmother of her own children. FEAR THAT SVERDRUP MAY HAVE PERISHED CHRISTIANA, Norway, Jan. 13. ? Fears are expressed here for the safe ty of Captain Otto Sverdrup, the Arc tic explorer, who with sixteen men has been lost in Greenland waters since last March, while on a walru3 hunt. POWER TO ENFORCE? THE SHERMAN LAW WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. ? Senator Owen, of Oklahonnf, has proposed an amendment to the Sherman anti trust law which gives the different States power to enforce the law. WILL SUMMON MORGAN WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. ? Chair man Alexander, of the shipping trust investigation committee, said today that J. Pierpont Morgan would be sum moned t > tell about the organization of the International Mercantile Mar ine Steamship Company. THE NEW FIRE PUMP IS COMING The new pump for Juneau's salt water main system as an adjunct to the fire protection of the town, is on the way here and will arrive on Jan. 16. DE SAGANS ARE COMING LONDON, Jan. 13. ? Prince and Princess De Sagan, formerly Anna Gould, sailed on Saturday for New York, to be present at the wedding of Helen Gould. Wm. Burford went south on the Humboldt. He will spend a month in . California before returning. WIRELESS STATIONS OPEN FOR BUSINESS WASHINGTON, Jan. 13.?It is an nounced that the government will be ready on Wednesday, Jan. 15, to do a commercial business with the Alas ka wireless stations. The government's wireless system at North Bend, Wash., will be tie sending and receiving point in this State. GUGGENHEIM GOT DIVORCE BY FRAUD CHICAGO, Jan. 13. ? Judge Heard has declined to set aside the divorce of "Grace Guggenheim-Brown, from William Guggenheim. Judge Heard said that he declined to set aside the divorce because of the lack of equity. The divorce had been obtained by fraud and both Gug genheim and his wife were aware of that fact. MAX KALISH HERE TO ATTEND TRIAL Max Kalish, vice president and gen eral manager of the Humboldt steam ship company, arrived on the Hum boldt Saturday night. Mr. Kallsh is here to attend the big transportation case now being prosecuted by the government. Speaking of plans for his company, Mr. Kallsh said that the next trip of the Humboldt would be the last until the ship should have an overhauling. Mr. Kallsh said he felt very grateful to the people of Juneau for their loy alty during the recent rate war. WELLS-FARC,O RATE TO MEET PARCELS POST SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 12. ?The * recent adoption of the parcel post by the United States government, has had the effect of creating competition with the express companies, and forc ing them to reduce their rates. The Wells-Fargo company has announced that it would immediately put Into service a parcel system with rates equaling that adopted by the govern ment. HIGHWAYMAN IS FATALLY SHOT NEY YORK, Jan. 13.?A highway man, whose name is unknown was fatally shot by detectives on Satur day afternoon, while he was attempt ing to rob Peter Plunkette, a bank messenger. Plunkette was beaten In to unconsciousness. MARSHAL HARDING BRINGS PRISONER W. S. Harding, deputy marshal at Haines, who recently took prisoners outside returned on the Mariposa. At Ketchikan he was given the custody of Oscar Weston, under sentence from that place to a 18-month term in the federal jail. THE CURACAO'S SOUTHBOUND LIST The steamer Curacao left for the South at nine o'clock last night tak ing the following pasengers: Miss L. R. Crosweller, Sue Bren* nan, J. W. Doran, J. J. Davies, Mrs. H. D. Kirmse, Miss Gladys Kirmse, for Seattle. For Petersburg?W. S. Stewart. For Ketchikan?Miss Bernice Mad son. L. B. Adsit, E. J. McKanna. WAR MINISTER RESIGNS. PARIS, Jan. 13.?Alexandre Miller and, minister of war, has resigned. He is succeeded by M. LeBrun.