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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. X NO. 64. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS ' j BAD FEELING DEVELOPS IN SENATE City Buys Property for Cold Storage Plant Last night's meeting of the cit> council was one of the most interest ing sessions in many weeks. Many citizens were present having been induced to come through the in vitation extended by the city govern ment to take part in the discussion of a cold storage contract with the Juneau Fish and Ice Company. Emer> Valentine. J. F. Malony. J. K. McKan na. H. P. Crowther. Jas. Fitzgerald and Oliver Orange were among those present and took part in the discus sions of the evening. Mayor Bishop being absent from the city. Acting Mayor Miller was in the chair. Councilmen Wolland. Bell. Freis and Femmer answered to roil call. The first matter of importance to receive attention was the necess ary action on a resolution passed pro viding for the purchase of two dis tinct tracts of water frontage adjoin ing the City dock and on which the City expected to have the proposed cold storage plant erected. It was discovered during the prog ress of the meeting that title to one of the tracts was in dispute. James Fitzgerald, who was present in the name of Mrs. Fitzgerald claimed a certain portion of the tract farthest from the dock. This brought forth a spicy exchange of pleasantries be tween ex-Mayor Valentine and Mr. Fitzgerald. After considerable dis cussion this new obstruction to the city's scheme, the city council segre gated the tracts to be purchased and passed an affirmative vote on the res olution providing for the purchase of ? the Billy Layton tract immediately adjoining the City dock. This tract is 38 feet wide. In order to complete the plans it will not be necessary to get possession of the other 20 feet. Judge Malonv urged the council to proceed saying that the city could go ahead and take the property in dis pute by getting options from all par , ties in dispute and allow the money to be paid to the real owner after the dispute had been settled amongst J themselves or by the court All of the disputants seemed satisfied with this arrangement. The title is to be investigated and reported on at a subsequent meeting. The proposed contract with the Ju neau Fish and Ice Company for the erection of the cold storage plant was introduced by councilman Bell and went through its first reading. Act ing-Mayor Miller called for expres sions from the citizens present and remarks were made by Emery Val entine. H. P. Crowther. Oliver Drange Judge Malony and J.E. McKanna. Everyone seemed pleased that the matter was finally started. Mr. Mc Kanna offered suggestions for two changes in the contract. Councilman Wolland called atten tion to the fact that the rock from the Alaska-Juneau tunnel was now avail able and moved that the street com mittee take action at once to provide means of securing it to the end that the city might improve the streets permanently. After ordering the pay ment of bills the meeting was then adjourned. fOR THE RELIEF | OE INDIGENTS Today Governor Clark in discus sing matters connected with Alaska's destitute white persons referred to a bill now pendiug in Congress for the relief of white indigents. It is a matter that has caused much comment throughout all the Territory. In the interior, at Fairbanks and at Nome, the Order of Alaska Fioueers. has done much to relieve the distress of old time prosoectors. This work and burden belongs to the federal govern i ment. the Governor thinks, and that the men who have worn out their physical strength in the development Ct the country should be cared for from the Alaska Fund in the Treasury of the United States. Governor Clark said: "This is a season of the year when we must regret more than ever that no provision has been made for the j relief of destitution in Alaska. As is J well known the cases which are ob jects of charity are comparatively j few in this Territory and usually are the result of physical accidents. A j bill was passed by the Senate in May. 1911, setting aside five per cent of the Alaska Fund for the relief of in-, digent white persons. When I went' to Washington last winter I urged the House committe on territories to take 1 some action on this bill, which had been pending in the House for nearly a year. The Senate bill was soon passed by the House, but in a radi-: callv amended form. "If the bill had taken its natural course it would have then been sent to a conference committee of the two houses with the object of reconcil ing the differences and reporting It! back for final passage. So far as 1 can learn no conference committee ever acted on the measure. I have gone as far as I can appropriately in the matter, but it is regrettable that this bill which has become so nearly a law has not been finally acted up on." ARRESTED ON HIS OWN CONFESSION PORTLAND. Ore.. Jan. 18.?A man giving his name as John S. Claire, has been arrested here on his own confes sion that he has committed numerous postoffice robberies throughout the country. He also says that he mur dered John Miller, a Vina. California, farm hand last summer, his motive being the robbery of his victim. A complete line of tobacco jars and pipe racks at BURFORDS. Job Printing at The Empire Office SAMUELSON DIED BY HIS OWN HAND The death in the cabin on the Basin road reported in The Empire of yes terday resulted from suicide, according to the evidence disclosed at the in quest held yesterday afternoon under direction of Commissioner Grover C. Winn. Timothy Howard and John Sweeney, who discovered the dead body, were the only witnesses to tes tify at the inquest except Dr. Eggin ton, who made an examination of the body. The verdict follows: "We, the jury, duly impanelled sworn and qualified, find the name of the deceased is John Samuelson; that came to his death in the Silver bow basin. Alaska, on the sixteenth or seventeenth day of January, 1913, in the following manner, that is to say: that he committed suicide by stab giug himself two times in the abdo men. C. W. Hatch. E. Hurlbutt. L. J. Reedy. D. Yaeger. Tom Keefe. John Sweeney." DEFENSE MOVES FOR A DISMISSAL The transportation case , or more properly , the Skagway wharf case, took a new turn today. E. J. Shaw, manager of the Skagway wharf, who was on the stand for the government yesterday afternoon, was again called this morning. When Mr. Shaw had finished testifying Max Kalish was re called for a brief time. The govern ment then rested as its case was com plete. After a deluge of motions to strike certain evidence Attorney Shackle ford, for defendants, moved for a non suit and dismissal for each of the de fendants separately on the grounds that the government had not pro duced sufficient evidence to call for a defense.. The jury was excused at 11 o'clock and the argument in support of the motion was begun by Attorney Strat ton. Mr. Stratton was still talking as court adjourned at noon and re sumed his argument this afternoon. There are several other attorneys representing the defense yet t> be heard. It is quite probable that all ol today and part of Monday will be consumed by the argument. The only place in Juneau where you can buy Augustine & Kyer's famous candies is at Barragar's Postofflct Store. A fresh shipment just received Every thing that will please a smok er may be found at BURFORD'S. GRAND CAMP IS REPUDIATED SEWARD, Jan. 18.?Seward Camp of the Arctic Brotherhood, at a re cent meeting adopted resolutions pro testing against the action of the Grand Camp, at the North Vauncouv er, B. C., meeting in deciding to is sue charters to camps in Vancouver, Seattle and Portland. Senator L. V. Ray was elected a del egate to attend the meeting which has been called to meet at Juneau, on March 12. SENATOR RAY FOR PRESIDENT SEWARD. Jan. 18?Senator L. V. Ray, of Seward, is a candidate for president of the territorial Senate. He has already secured the support of Senator U. P. Millard, of Valdez. and others, and he expects to win. SEATTLE POSTMASTER IS REAPPOINTED WASHINGTON, Jan. 18. ? Presi dent Taft yesterday afternoon sent to the Senate the appointment of George F. Russell as Postmaster at Seattle. This is a reappointment. There is said to be no chance of the nomina tion being confirmed. WOMEN RIOT IN NEW YORK NEW YORK. Jan. 18.?Armed with hatpins a foot long and umbrellas, sev eral hundred women strikers and their sympathizers fought the police today for hours. The riot was the fiercest seen since the beginning of the Garment Workers* strike. CHICAGO. Jan. 18.?The Garment Workers of this city will probably be called out in sympathy with the New Y'ork strikers. TAFT AND WILSON HAVE OUTINGS PHILADEPHIA, Jan. 18.?President Taft in an address delivered at the Clover Club in this city last night, touched upon political affairs. He paid a tribute to President-elect Wil son and wished him good luck, and predicted prosperity for the country under his administration. NEW YORK. Jan. 18.?President elect Woodrow Wilson, by way of di version, he said, attended a local thea tre last evening and spent the night at the home of Colonel E. M. House, an old friend. BEUM LEAVES THE PENITENTIARY LEAVENWORTH. Kas., Jan. 18. ? Charles N. Beum, of Minneapolis, one of the convicted dynamiters has been released, his bond for $30,000 having been accepted by the federal court, at Chicago. Beum will return to his home pending the decision on appeal to the Circuit Court of Appeals, for the Eighth District. Progress Of The Tariff Hearings WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.?The ways and means committee of the House has had tariff hearings on three sched ules embracing chemicals, earths, metals and manufactures. Wod and manufactures and silk and silk goods have been discussed. Oth 1 er schedules which will follow Include ' sugar, wines, spirits and other bever ? ages; tobacco pulp, paper and books. ' Then will come agricultural products and provisions, cotton manufactures; flax, hemp and jute; wool and manu i factures, and the free list, administra s tive features and miscellaneous. ! The hearings will be extended into I February. Phone your subscription to The Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4. [Senate Democrats Are righting Confirmations WASHINGTON. Jan. 18.?The dead lock in the Senate between the Repub licans and Democrats over the ques tion of the confirmation of nomina tions sent to the Senate by President Taft is becoming more pronounced with each batch of new nominations that are sent to that body. The Democratic Senators before the holiday recess determined to permit no confirmations excepting of army and navy appointments. Subsequent ly they suggested to the Republican Senators that joint committee be ap pointed to reach an agreement on the matter, but this plan the Republican members rejected. An unfortunate phase of the ques tion is the growing bitterness that is being developed. The Democratic leaders of the fight to present the confirmation of nominations are Sen ator Gore, of Oklahoma, and Senator Clarke, of Arkansas. Deadlock in Illinois J Over Election of Speaker SPRINGFIELD, Ills., Jan. 18?The Speakership deadlock i? still unbrok en, and as a result Governor-elect Ed ward F. Dunne cannot be inaugurated until the deadlock is broken, and a Speaker has been elected. The inauguration is now a week ov erdue, and there seems .to be little prospect in sight that a Speaker will be elected. The legislature is composed of Re publicans, Democrats, Progressives and three Socialists, none having a majority. There are also two United States Senators to be elected. PUJO COMMITTEE SCARES BANKS NEW YORK, Jan. 18.?Scared by the Pujo committee, the First Nation al Bank interests, with J. Pierpont Morgan and George F. Baker in the forefront, have relinquished their stock control of the Chase National Bank, which the First National has held through the First Security Com pany, handmaiden to the First Nation al. The transfer marks what is believed to be the beginning of the end of the control of one or more banks in the United States by another bank through 1 the subterfuge of a trust company or holding company. With banks, trust companies and in surance companies tossed about in Wall street almost daily, the trans fer of the Chase, were it not for the existence of the Pujo committee, would attract little attention. But back of this transfer, nominal though it may prove to be, is the story of the alarm that has been spread through the financial district by the investigations of the Pujo committee and the means that are being taken to prevent that committee from prov ing to the country at large the exist ence of a Money Trust. ELECTION Of FEDERAL JUDGES ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 18.?By a unanimous vote the lower house of the State legislature today adopted a joint resolueion which will be pre sented to Congress asking that body to provide for the election of all fed eral judges by the people. The legislature is considering much legislation of a progressive nature. TOWNS SWEPT BY FLOODS 1SVANSVILLE, Ind., Jan. 18. ? The towns of Enterprise, Ind., and Madi son vllle, Webster and Tompkins, on the Kentucky side, have been swept away by the Ohio river flood. Many houses are floating past this city. CHICAGO TREASURY HAS BEEN EMPTIED CHICAGO, Jan. 18. ? The city treasury of Chicago is empty, and Mayor Carter Harrison announced that he will issue an immediate ap peal to the State legislature for the enactment of legislation to enable the city to issue bonds to the amount of $2,700,000. BAR HANDSHAKING ST. LOUIS, Jan. 18.?The Imperial Club of St. Louis, probably the most fashionable organization in the city, has put a ban on handshaking, and henceforth only the most formal to will be proper at its functions. Persons who directed a recent ball of the organization said that in mak ing the change they were following an Eastern custom which is becoming general, and that sanitation had noth ing to do with it. They said the rule against handshaking was made when it was discovered that the majority of the guests when introduced or when meeting old friends merely bowed, and they consider the change as an improvement JACK JOHNSON TO FIGHT PALZER NEW York, Jan. 18.?Jack John son, the colored heavyweight cham pion pugilist of the world, has agreed to fight A1 Palzer on June 25 for the world's championship. According to the agreement the fight is to take place in Paris, France, on the inght of June 25. The pro moter of the fight is R. Lippe, of Par is, and the winner is to take sixty percent and the loser to have forty percent of a guaranteed purse of $20, 000. Johnson and Palzer may make as many side bets as the please. A. B.'S SUSTAIN THEIR RECORDER Up in Arms Against Attempt to Scuttle the Order. FAIRBANKS, Jan. 18.?Fairbanks and Cleary camps Arctic Brother hood at meeting recently passed strong resolutions approving the de termination of Grand Arctic Record er Keller in withholding his signa ture from charters of subordinate camps south of fifty-four degrees twenty minutes north latitude. The Brothers here and in interior Alaska are up in arms against the attempted assault upon the honored geographical boundaries of the or der of Arctic Brotherhood and they determinedly repudiate as unconsti tutional the recent action of the Grand Camp. A special committe has been ap pointed and are now in communica tion with the Grand Camp officers and with other subordinate camps, to prevent action in the formation of the proposed camps below the established line. If the necessity require such action, it is proposed to take the matter into the courts and ask for an injunction to pre vent the Issuance of charter for such camps. The present agitation will assuredly result in eventually holding Grand Camps entirely within the borders of the order with only bona fide resi dents as officers. FOR REN^ ? F've-room house un furnished. Inquire of Juneau Dairy.tf. Note of the Powers Delivered to Turkey CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 18.?The note of the European powers been delivered to the Turkish govern ment. The note urges the cession of Adri anople and suggests that the question of the disposition to be made of the Aegean islands be left to the powers: for settlement. Notice is also served j on Turkey that unless she complies. with the wishes of the powers she I will no longer have their moral sup-: port. Turkey's final conditions which re ! suited in the note of the powers stip ulated that the western frontier ] [ should follow the rivers Maritza and Tunju. Turkey was to retain Adrian ople, bit Kirk-Killiseh, on the north ern frontier, was to bo abandoned. It was int. mated, however, that Tur-key was willing to raze the Adrianople forts and transfer to the allies the Christian villages in the villayet of Adrianople. LONDON, Jan. 18. ? Nazaz Pasha Turkish ambassador to Germany, has issued a statement bitterly arraigning the powers for their attitude in the note presented to the Porte. SULZER EXERCISES PARDON POWER ALBANY, N. Y., Jan. 18.?Governor William Snlzer has pardoned Emll Brandt, on the ground that his sen tence was excessive. A condition of the pardon was Brandt's confession of swearing to falsehoods in his form er efforts to obtain release. Brandt was serving sentence of thir ty years 011 a conviction of burglary, and bad served three years of the term. He was formerly employed in the home of a son of Jacob Cchiff, tin* New York banker, and the crime tor which he was convicted was the steal inn of some jewelry and trinkets. He alleged that he pleaded guilty by reas on of pressure brought to bear upon him by members of the Schiff family, and was led to believe that he would receive only a nominal sentence. About two years ago he made sensa tion charges against Schiff which re sulted in a grand jury investigation. Tin Mining in 1912 in Seward Peninsula Tin. The dredge which was installed on Buck creek, Seward, peninsula, last year was operated throughout the open season of 1912. It is currently reported that the output of 1912 is much larger than that of 1911. The Lost river lode tin property has been bonded and is now being systemati cally developed. The results of these operations in 1912 are reported to jus tify further investments and the in stallation of a mill. This property promises to become the first produc tive lode-tin mine in Alaska. Placer Mining. The returns from the Alaska placer mines are far from being complete, but the information at hand indicates that the value of the output in 1912 was half a million dollars less than that of the previous year. This de crease in production is due to the fact that the output from the Fair banks and Innoko-Iditarod regions was considerably less in 1912 than in 1911. On the other hand, a discovery of rich placer ground was made in the Koyukuk district, and promising finds were made in the Ruby district and the Innoko-Iditarod region. More over, the two years' work brought ad ditional proof of the adaptability of the dredge for placer mining in dif ferent parts of the Territory. No noteworthy changes took place j in the placer-mining districts along the I^cific seaboard, which are rela tively unimportant. A little mining was done at Juneau and some larger! operations were carried on in the Por-1 cupine district. Beach mining con tinues to employ a score of men at Yakataga and probably as many more in Southwestern Alaska, notably on Kodiak island. The season in the Nizina district was successful except for the floods which occurred in the latter part of the summer and caused much dam age to the two large plants there in stalled. The plant on Chititu creek was, however, put into working order again before the close of the season. Mining continued a3 in previous years in the C'histochina district but was considerably less in the Valdez creek district, chiefly because a large num ber of claims were under bond to a company which proposed to install a large hydraulic plant. Hydraulic operations were contin ued on Kenai peninsula and at Crow crtek, as in previous years. A dredge installed in 1911 was operated on Ke nai river for part of the season of 1912. There was also considerable prospecting in this part of the field for dredging ground. It is reported that the Yentna dis trict had a very prosperous season. Notable ncrease in production was made on Dollar creek, where some high gravels were developed. A few prospectors continue work in the Mul chatna region, west of Lake Clark, but no important discoveries have been made in this field. Yukon Basin. The Fairbanks district continues to lead in the production of placer gold. The new discoveries in this field were principally those on creeks which have already yielded some gold. The most important was on Eva creek. The work of the year has also consid erably increased the area known to be underlain by workable gravels in the Chatanika Flats, near the mouths of Dome and Cleary creeks. Additional gold-bearing gravels are said to have been found on Fairbanks creek. The Fairbanks, creek dredge was operated throughout much of the open season. The gold produced at Fairbanks came chiefly from Coldstream creek, the lower parts of Dome and Cleary creeks, and .Ester, Eva, and Fairbanks creeks. It is estimated that between 130 and MO different plants were oper ated and that from 900 to l,5(ft) men were employed. Summer operations were much In excess of those of the winter. SEE HANDWRITING ON THE WALL SKAGWAY, Jan. 18.?Grand Arc tic Recorder J. M. Keller, of the Arc tic Brotherhood, today made public a cablegram from Grand Arctic Chief Harry Landohl to the effect that no charters will be issued for the organ ization of camps outside the original Jurisdiction of the Brotherhood, as he now believes the delegates who at tended the session of the Grand Camp held at North Vancouver, B. C., last November, did not vote the sentiment of the subordinate camps. Phone your want ads to The Dailz Empire, phone 3-7-4 I Subscribe for The Empire. RODEN ALSO MAY BE A CANDIDATE FAIRBANKS, Jan. 18. ?Senator elect Henry Roden, of Iditarod, is be ing urged to become a candidate for president of the territorial Senate, but as yet, has not decided to enter the race. He wishes to confer with his colleague 'from this division. Senator elect Dan Sutherland, of Ruby, who may himself be a candidate for the position. COLUMBIA RIVER FROZEN PORTLAND, Ore. Jan. 18.?As a re sult of the severe weather of the past two weeks the upper Columbia river is now frozen.