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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The matter came up before Judge
Overfield this morning and the peti
tion for the writ was denied.
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
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
;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.
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.
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.
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.
i Titanic Victims
' Want$1?,000,000
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 16.?William
l H. Locke, of Pittsburg, has purchased
the Philadelphia National League club.
, The price paid has not been divulged.
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.
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
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.
ie Phone your subscription to Th
Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4.
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
Mr. Perkins was examined at some
length but nothing of importance was
elicited. His examination has not been
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.
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.
| 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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
ts A complete line of tobacco Jars am
.f. pipe racks at BURFORDS.
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.

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