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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. NO, 62. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS COLD STORAGE PLANT TO BE BUILT COLD STORAGE CONTRACT TO BE DISCUSSED BY COUNCIL Tomorrow night the common coun cil will have up for consideration a contract which has been negotiated between the city and Oliver Orange. Ole Olson and Martin Hoist, doing bus ness under the firm name of "Juneau Fish & Ice Co." It is the desire of the council that the people of Juneau attend the meet ing of the council tomorrow night for the purpose of hearing the matter dis I cussed. The gist of the contract is as follows: Tin- city agrees to drive piling ex tending from the lower side of Frank lin street adjoining the City dock on, the northwest side, over and across the tidelands a distance of 200 feet and 60 feet wide; to cap said piles to place thereon floor joists and a two-inch dressed fir floor. The company agrees to erect a sub stantial ocld storage building 60x200 feet and to install a cold storage plant of 10-ton per day capacity and to op erate and maintain a general fish, cold storage and ice business. It is fully agreed and understood that the packing room shall be open, free of charge, to all fishermen for the purpose of using the same to pack their fish. The company will have the right to charge for hoisting. There are to be no wharfage charges collected by the company. The company is to pay an annual rental of $lh per year for the first five years. The lease extends over a period of 25 years. After the first five years the rental will be fixed by appraise men at the end of each five year period. The company if dissatisfied at the end of the first five years may can cel the lease and city will pay the actual cost of the building properly authenticated. The city is to be held blameless for loss of building by fire or otherwise. If the lease continues in force be yond the first five-year period the en tire building erected at the expense of the company becomes the property of the city. Provision is made that the company shall protect the city in the matter of labor and material liens that might arise through the construction or maintenance of the building and plant. The lease cannot be assigned to other parties without the consent of the city. Upon thirty days' notice the city can declare the lease forfeited if the company fails to comply with Its agreements. If the company fails to comply with any of its agreements within the first five-year period it for feits its title to the building. Space is reserved in the proposed building for a chemical engine and a hose cart and for unobstructed egress to Franklin street SUMNER S. SMITH SAILS SOUTHWARD The mine inspector for Alaska. Sum ner S. Smith, and Mrs. Smith have taken passage on the Princess May for the South. They will go direct ly to California, which was their form er home. Mrs. Smith accompanied her husband on the last expedition to the Westward and remained at Katalla while he'twas out in the Ber ing river coal fields. The work hav ing been finished they came to Ju neau on the last trip of the North western. Mrs. Smith likes Juneau. Speaking of the government expe dition into the Bering river coal fields Mr. Smith said that a preliminary survey party consisting of R. Y. Wil liams. engineer in charge, himself as assistant and two geologists, C. A. Fisher and W. R. Calvert, went over the country, seeking the most favor able deposit. After this the work was simply a matter of building trails over which to transport supplies and to bring out the coal when mined. The men. miners and workmen are high lv praised for their work under very many physical hardships. The coal was taken comparatively near the surface and the 853 tons mined was sacked ready for shipment. Lieut. J. O. Downey, P. A. Surgeon of the U. S. navy, was with the party in the capacity of paymaster. Everything was in his charge after Mr. Williams and Mr. Smith had gotten the coal mined. Lieut. Downey went south on the last trip of the Northwestern. It is probable that the coal is now be ing sledded to Katalla for shipment. Mr. Sumner says it Is a very high grade coal and that analysis of the product mined by the party checks up with a similar analysis previously made by the geological survey. On the subject of mine Inspection Mr. Smith said: "We certainly need a new mine inspection law. Congress should completely revise the law es peciallv in its application to Alas ka. I am hopeful that the new legis lature will memorialize Congress 01 this subject." Mr. Smith thinks that overmuch i expected of one man in the matter o mine inspection in Alaska. The at surdity of the situation evidently ha not been observed by the law-makin body else provision would have beei made for asistants to help cover a tei ritory of 600.000 square miles. Mr. Smith will return to Junea some time in February or early 1 March. NEW CORPORATION FILES FOR INCORPORATE The Mastodon Hydraulic Minlr Company, of Portland. Oregon, ht filed articl-s of incorporation wit Secretary Distin. Capital stock $100,000. The incorporators are Jot R. Dodson. D. M. Dunne. T. E. Fel all of the city of Portland. FOR RENT Large furnished rooi bath connecting. Inquire Empire c flee. 1-16-t NAKAYAMA PAILS TO GET LIBERTY Attorney J. H. Cobb this morning filed a habeas corpus proceedings in behalf of \V. Nakayama against Mar shal H. L. Faulkner, alleging "that the plaintiff is not restrained or im prisoned by virtue of the legal judg ment of a competent tribunal of civil or criminal jurisdiction or by virtue of an execution regularly and lawfully issued upon such judgment or de cree." The complaint upon which the war rant for Nakayama's arrest was made, is sworn to by Deputy Marshal Hec tor McLean and charges defendant with conspiracy with O. Itow and E Fushimi and with murdering Frank Dunn at the Dundas Bay Cannery last July. The matter came up before Judge Overfield this morning and the peti tion for the writ was denied. JUDGE WHITTLESEY IS GOING EAST Judge W. H. Whittlesey, of Seward, who arrived in Juneau on the last southbound trip of the Northwestern has taken passage on the Princess May for Vancouver. Judge Whittlesey was elected bj the Valdez Democratic convention as one of the alternate delegates to Bal timore. Judge Whittlesey is one 01 the best known men of the North hav ing come to Nome in 1899. For manj years he has been a resident of th< Third judicial division. He has beer summoned East by subpoena in th< matter of some hearings on applica tions for coal lands. The Judge takes a lively interes | in the coming legislature and hopei to return in time to attend part o the meetings. The matter of terri torial taxation and property assess ment for that purpose has been givei a great deal of thought by Judge Whil tlesev, who says that under the 01 ganic act the legislature will find it f ingenuity taxed to provide the nece' sarv measure and that great car should be exercised in preparing th \ P. PICTURES OF PRES1DENT-ELEC From Fred Garner, the well know u Juneaulte, who is now in Portlam n Ore., The Empire recently received fine picture of President-elect Wl son. Another was forwarded to Ge Welsh, of the Juneau Liquor Compan TRANSPORTATION CASE ig IS STILL MOVIN is ;h The transportation case continue is today itself through the federal cou in at apparent snail's pace. Yesterdi II. afternoon Emery Valentine was < the stand for the prosecution. Mi Kalish. president of the Hurabol n. Steamship Company has been on tl >f- stand all day giving testimony f .f. the government. DIRECT ELECTION | OE SENATORS: ALBANY, N. Y., Jan. 16.?New York | Suite may be the first State of the; Union to elect itsSenators by a di rect vote of the people, although sev eral other States already have adopt ed preferential primaries for Sena tors. The New York Senate and House yesterday passed a resolution with few dissenting votes, providing for an amendment to the state con stitution placing the election of United States Senators directly In the hands of the people. The amendment will be submitted at a special election to be held next fall. |N0TGUILTY OF TRESSPASSING VALDEZ, Jan. 16.?In the case of' the United States against V. V. Ho-! ben, of Seward, tried in the district I court here on a charge of trespassing 1 on the public domain, the jury re turned a verdict of not guilty. The , verdict is a popular one. Hoben cut some cordwood and offered it for sale, and was arrested. WILLIS GETS REAPPOINMENT WASHINGTON, Jan. 16. ? Presi dent Taft today sent the name of John R. Willis, of Juneau, to the Sen ate. for confirmation as collector of customs for the Alaska customs col lection district. Money Trust a Real Thing WASHINGTON, Jan. 16. ? George M. Reynolds, president of the Commer cial National Bank, of Chicago, tes tified today before the Money Trust investigation committee that the con centration of money credit is a "men ace to the country." Castro Appeals to Secretary WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.?Secretary of Commerce and Labor Nagel has re ceived an appeal from Cipriano Cas tro. the Venezuelan exile, asking for a reversal of the decision of the board ' of inquiry which recommended his deportation. Castro is still detailed 1 at Ellis Island. t i Titanic Victims ' Want$1?,000,000 r 5 NEW YORK, Jan. 16.?Two hun 1 dred and seventy-nine claims for dam ages aggregating $10,000,000 have been filed by widows of the Titanic disaster. 1 The heaviest claim is that Mrs. Hen * ry B. Harris, who asks for a million f dollars. The White Star Company, ' owner of the Titanic says it is liable for less than $100,000. n L PROTEST AGAINST MYLIUS' EXCLUSIONS s e WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.?Edwarc e Holton James, editor of the Paris Lib erator, has appealed to Secretary o Commerce and Labor Nagel, to pre j vent the deportation of Edward My] ius. Mylius was convicted in Lon 11 don a year ago on a charge of libel ^ ing King George. He published a statement that King George while ii the British navy at Malta, had coi ?- tracted a gormanatic marriage with y* daughter of Admiral Culm-Seymour. Mylius served a term of imprisoi ment, and when it was conclude G came to the United States, where h has been detained as a prospectiv es undesirable citizen. rt ly NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. an ix Any subscribers to The Daily En dt pire not receiving papers regularl he cither by carrier or mail, will confc or a favor by promptly notifying Th Empire office. Irish Home Rule Bill Up for final Passage LONDON, Jan. 16.?The Irish Home Rule bill was started on its final stages in the House of Commons to day. The forces for and against it are marshalled under the leadership of Prime Minister Asquith and Arthur J. Balfour. A bitter fight is promised against the passage of the bill. The Liberal government is committed to the en actment of the bill, while the Tories and Unionists arc solidly against it. Tlio bill will be passed, it is believed, but not without difficulty. GREEK WARSHIP SUNK BY ADMIRAL ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 16. ? The Greek warship, Macedonia, which was undergoing repairs at Skyra was sunk today by its commander to prevent; destruction by a Turkish cruiser. The Turkish warship in the early j morning left the Dardanelles unper ceived and opened fire 011 the Greek ship. Being unable to return the fire the Macedonia was sunk, the crew es caping. MAINE GETS A REPUBLICAN AUGUSTA, Me., Jan. 16.?Edwin C. Burleigh, of Skowhcgan, Republican has been elected United States Sena tor, to succeed Obadiah Gardner, Dem ocrat. Burleigh's election was accom plished by a fusion of Republicans and Progressives. Burleigh served two terms as Representative in Con gress, but was defeated for re-elec tion two years ago. MONTANA ELECTS A DEMOCRATIC SENATOR HELENA, Mont., Jan. 16.?Thomas .1. Walsh, Democrat, was yesterday elected United States Senator to sue | ceed Joseph M. Dixon, Progressive, and manager of the Progressive Na tional Campaign last year. Senator elect Walsh is a lawyer, and was at one time attorney-gcneraJ of Montana. He was secretary of the committee on platform and resolutions at the Baltimore Convention, and had much to do with the shaping of the Western questions included in the platform. SENATOR WARREN A LAW BREAKER WASHINGTON, Jan. 16. ? The House expenditures committee has adopted a report which shows among other things that Senator Warren, of Wyoming, in 1906 was the head of a live stock company, that was "main taining unlawful iucloBures of pub lic lands," in Wyoming and Colorado. JOHN W. WEEKS IS ELECTED SENATOR BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 16.?John W. Weeks, Republican, of West Newton. Representative in Congress from the twelfth Massachusetts district, yes terday was elected United States Sen ator to succeed W. Murray Crane. The new Senator was born in 1860, and is serving his fourth term in Congress. ATHLETICS SOLD TO A PITTSBURG MAN PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 16.?William l H. Locke, of Pittsburg, has purchased the Philadelphia National League club. , The price paid has not been divulged. LOUIS HILL IN BANKING BUSINESS r ? ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 16.?Louis ; W. Hill has been elected chairman ol . the board of directors of the First. Na ,? tional Bank of St. Paul, a James J h Hill institution. STAYS OF EXECUTION GRANTED a SALEM, Ore., Jan. 16. ? Governoi ii Oswald West has granted a stay o i- execution of Robert Morgan, who wai a under sentence to be hanged tomor row. i d RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 16.?Floy< c Claud Allen, one of the Allen gani c who shot up the Hillsville Count; court house, killing several men, ba been granted a stay of execution b; Governor Mann until Feb. 1, in orde to have a hearing as to whether th i- sentence should be commuted. Alle y was to have been hanged tomorrow. ,r ie Phone your subscription to Th Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4. PERKINS POSES AS A STUDENT WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.?George W. Perkins, testifying before the Money Trust investigating committee gave his occupation as "student," and said he spent most of his time testi fying before Congressional commit tees. Mr. Perkins was examined at some length but nothing of importance was elicited. His examination has not been concluded. HYDE'S THIRD TRIAL ON MURDER CHARGE KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 16?The third trial of Dr. B. C. Hyde for the murder of Thomas Swope, by poison, two years ago, begun yesterday with the selection of veniremen. STEAMSHIPS WILL CHANGE ROUTES NEW YORK, Jan. 16.?All the steamship transatlantic lines have de cided to change their course sixty miles south of the route followed by the ill-fated Titantic. GOV. WILSON TO QUIT ON MONDAY | TRENTON, N. J., Jan., 16.?It is ex pected that Governor Wilson's resig nation as chief executive of New Jer sey will be presented to the legisla ture next Monday when he will have filled the office for two of the three years of the gubernatorial term. ARGENTINE WILL BE AT THE EXPOSITION WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.?The State department has received Argentine'* acceptance of an invitation to partici pate in the Panama-Pacific Interna tional Exposition at San Francisco ill 1915. WILL LEASE THE CENTRAL PACIFIC NEW YORK, Jan. 16.?As the meani of meeting the requirements of th< United States Supreme Court, in th< recent decision of the court, dissolv ing the merger between the Unioi Pacific and the Southern Pacific rail roads, the Union Pacific will tak< over the Central Pacific. It is believei i that this plan will be approved by th Supreme Court. ! GOETHELS CONFERS WITH WILSON Trenton, N. J., Jan. 16.?President elect Wilson has invited Colonel Get f W. Goethals, chief engineer of th f Panama canal, to a conference tomoi s row. It has been rumored that Colotu Goethals is to be offered the portfo io of Secretary of War in Presidei 3 Wilson's Cabinet. On the other han % it is said, the conference has bee f called for the purpose of discussin 8 Panama canal affairs and the esta' y lishment of a civil government ft r the Canal Zone. e ? n Finest line of Calabash pipes j Alaska at BURFORD'S e WANTED?First class porter wan place to work. XYZ, The Empire, t Windows and Chimneys Wrecked in Nanaimo NANAIMO, B. C., Jan. 16. ? The windows and chimneys of nearly every building in this city were wrecked yesterday afternoon by an explosion which shook the town from turret to1 foundation stone. The concussion which wrought such widespread, though not so serious datnage, was caused by an explosion | on the steamer Oscar, loaded with a, cargo of powder from the local pow-1 der manufactory. Fire was communicated to the hold of the steamer in which the powder was stored, in some unknown man ner, and a terrific explosion resulted. The crew, however, had sufficient time to make their escape. The Oscar was lying at the dock when the explo sion occurred. The vessel is a com plete wreck. The people of the city were panic stricken for a few moments, and some thought that the end of all things had come. The damage in the city is con fined largely to broken windows and toppled chimneys. TO TAKE ROCKEFELLER'S DEPOSITION WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.?The cur rency and banking committee of the 1 louse, which iH inquiring into the ex istence of an alleged Money Trust, voted yesterday afternoon to hike the deposition of William Rockefeller. \vhosephy8ician stated that Rockefel ler could not give oral terlmony with out endangering his life, because of throat trouble. The task of taking Rockefeller's deposition has been delegated to Chairman Arsene I'ujo, of the commit tee, and Samuel Untemeyer, counsel for the committee, and who also is directing the inquiry. Quartz Development in Other Alaska Districts Prince William Sound. The Cliff mine, of the Valdez dis- i trict, continues to be the only-lode J property in the Prince William Sound j region which has made a consider J able output. In the aggregate, how- j ever, considerable ore has been recov-1 er< d from other properties incidental ly to development work. At the Cliff the opening of the fifth level is the most important development of the year. Sinking was done on the Alice property, at Shoup bay, and prepar ations made for installing a mill. De velopment work was also continued on the Mayfield property, about I) miles from Shoup bay, near the Co lumbia Glacier, where an ore body has been opened on two levels. At the Kamsay & Ruth ford property, east of the Valdez Glacier, a mining plant was installed and considerable devel opment work accomplished, the ore being opened to a depth of 90 feet below the outcrop. There was much prospecting in the northwestern part of Prince William Sound and vicinity, Port Wells, and the adjacent fiords. Accounts from this district indicate that the ores are similar to those of| the Valdez region. Considerable de-! velopment work was accomplished on : several properties in this field. Kenai Peninsula, i Work was continued on the aurif . erous lodes of Kenai Pensula and the . Willow creek district. Three small i mills, two on Falls creek and one on Porcupine creek, were operated for a part of the year. In addition to these, two arrastres and one pros pecting mill were operated in the Moose Pass district. Considerable work was also done on properties on Porcupine creek, near Seward, and on Palmer creek, near Sunrise. A gold 61 lode prospect was opened near Bird ' Point, on Turnagain Arm, and a small shipment of ore for testing was made. Three mills were operated in the Wil 1 low creek district, and development work was advanced. It is reported e that two of these properties are to ' be consolidated and opened on a large e scale. The information at hand in dicates that several promising discov eries of auriferous lodes were made in this district during 1912. Fairbanks District. , Although the output from the Fair I banks placers has decreased, there was far greater activity in lode min ing and prospecting than in the prev ious year. Most of the operations were conducted on a small scale, and the total output of gold was not large, hut a very considerable amount of development work was accomplish ed during the year. In 1912 six stamp mills, aggregating 24 stamps, were operated for a part of the year, and six other mills were being install ed in the lr.te summer and some of these were put into commission be fore the close of the year. Statistics at hand indicate that the average re covery of free gold from these oper ations is about $50 a ton. In only two places are the concentrates being saved, though they undoubtedly con tain additional gold. I.ode prospecting has continued with increasing activity during the year, and probably more than 200 men were engaged in this work. As a result a number of quartz veins were disclosed, some of which promise well. The notable features of the lodes are their groat number, small size, and high tenor. Most of the veins from which free gold can be obtained by panning are composed almost entirely of quartz, with sulphides either absent or present only in subordinate i amounts. Stibnite is the most com mon of the sulphides. Most of the veins have been discovered in two areas?one stretching cast and west from Pedro Dome and the other in the vicinity of Easter Dome. It seems probable, however, that this distribu tion may be accounted for by the lo calization oi the prospecting rather than by the actual limitations of the distribution of auriferous veins. But few of the richer veins so far discov ered are more than one or two feet in width, and the gold is, as a rule, confined to the vein itself. In some places, however, gold has been found in adjacent mineralized country rock. In general the results obtained by the work of the year have been satisfac tory. No large veins have been dis covered, but a large number of small ones have been found. The develop ment has been largely carried on by local capital and most of it has been well advised. , DYNAMITERS BONDS ARE REJECTED r CHICAGO, Jan. 16.?The bond? 1 submitted by Frank M. Ryan, P. J Houlihan and W. H. Schupe, three ol " the convicted dynamiters now ir (1 Leavenworth federal penitentiary 11 have been disapproved by the federa (8 court of this district, and the men wil J" have to submit new bonds or remair >r in prison. The bond of Charles N. Beum, o ln Minneapolis, for $30,000 has been ap proved. ts A complete line of tobacco Jars am .f. pipe racks at BURFORDS. MEXICAN GOVERNOR 11 REFUSES TO QUIT i MEXICO CITY, Jan. 16.?Guarded .; by State troops at Hidalgo, the re* r j tiring Governor barricaded himself in 11 the parlor and refused to turn over , | his office to Augustin Sanchez, the 1 new Governor of the State of Tlax* ! cala. ? Sanchez, however, assumed the du ties of his office and opened headquar* f ters in a private residence. For you breakfast?Larrowe's buck wheat flour?guaranteed absolutely 3 pure. In ten-pound sacks. Sanitary Grocery, phone 85. 2t.