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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. NO. 66. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS FLEEING BEFORE STREAMS OF LAVA Cold Storage Plant For Juneau An Assured Fact There was a fiery session of the City Council last night, it was a special meeting and largely attended by citi zens of the town. The committee appointed to inves tigate the title to certain properties in dispute which the city contemplat ed buying for purpose of leasing to a cold storage firm reported to Act ing Mayor Miller at a late hour yes terday afternoon. The acting mayor immediately called a special session to consider this report and to take action in the matter depending upon said report. At the last regular session of the council a resolution was passed or dering the purchase of the Igiyton property adjoining the City dock and having a frontage of 38 feet. This was only a part of the land required tie to the other land offered by Oliver for the cold storage plant and the ti Drange and associates was protested by Jas Fitzgerald. This land pro vided an additional 30 feet making a to tal of SS by 200 feet adjoining the City dock. The committee reported at the council meeting that they found the title all right and a resolution was passed ordering the purchase of the additional property. This matter being disposed of the proposed contract with the Juneau Fish & Ice Company, the gist of which has been published in The Empire, was again read and a motion made that the city enter Into the agreement as provided for by a previous resolu ? tion. This brought forth a lengthy discussion. Raymond Jaeger entered a strong protest against the city join ing in the contract declaring that the effect of such an arrangement as the ; new service would provide would be [ of no benefit to the fishermen but would be decidedly detrimental as I compared with the present situation. James E. McKanna followed with a protest against the city becoming a party to the contract. Oliver Drange in a speech defended the proposed agreement. Several members of the council, including Acting Mayor Mil ler. Freis and Wolland. spoke in favor of the contract. Ex-Mayor Valentine made a strong argument in favor of signing the contract. He said that for , years there had been a demand for the cold storage plant and that he could not understand why opposition should develop at this stage especial ly from the very people whom it wa3 sought to benefit. He said that he had listened to all of the speakers who were opposed to the measure and that the protests were without reason. The resolution was then passed or dering the signing of the contract as read. The meeting then adjourned. Immediately upon adjournment an other gathering, in the nature of a post mortem was held in the council chambers. Tongues wagged fast and furious. Oratory of all kinds rolled simultaneously from many mouths but no particular harm was done? Juneau is to have a cold storage i plant. I ' RECEIVER BOYLE IS SUBPOENAED Receiver Frank Boyle of the Juneau j land office, has been subpoenaed by the United States district court of Chicago, Cook County. 111., to appear ou Feb. 17, 1913. Mr. Boyle is re quired as a witness in the case of the United States vs. Albert C. Frost et j al. charging criminal conspiracy. Thej principal persons connected with the case are A. C. Frost. Frank Watson. O. (I. Loberee, Cordon A. Ramsey., Geo. M. Seward. Harry G. Beach. D. M. Stewart and F. H. Stewart. The conspiracy alleged in the com- ' plaint arises from attempts on the part; of defendants to secure certain coal claims in the Matanuska coal fields and commonly known as the Watson group of coal claims. Mr. Boyle will be required to take, with him all letters and records of the local land office which may have any j bearing on the case. On account of the uncertainty of trains getting through the Cascade Mountains. Mr.! Boyle will leave during the present week, probably taking the next Hum-; boldt. A great many are under the impres-1 sion that the coming trial if for the purpose of settling title to coal lands. Mr. Boyle says this understanding is erroneous. The case to be tried is criminal conspiracy and that title to coal lands is not involved. ? ELKS' CLUB DANCE ?[ ? ? ? The regular dance of the Elks' ? ? Club will be held on Thursday ? ? evening. Jan. 23. at the club * ? rooms. l-21-3t. ? ************ STIKINE BLEW SOME | I "Yes sir! that ere Stikine can blow j SOME" "I've seen it blow till the sand from the river bars shot out across the straits like a yellow tongue of fire. Yes sir it blew so far oncet that the sand tickled the elephant's nose and the old Woronkofski up and sneezed?K-snif." "Who am I??Why I'm the guy that put the stik in Stik ine."?Wrangell Sentinel. AT THE ORPHEUM. At the Orpheum on Wednesday and Thursday nights, the celebrated ac tress, Miss Kate Claxtoa, will be seen in her world-renowned play, the Two Orphans, in three reels. On Satur day and Sunday nights Mr. Ettinger will present Dante's Inferno, with the usual Orpheum show. The prices will be the same as usual. ('has. Goldstein is a passenger on the Curacao enroute to Juneau. SCATTlf SPIRIT READY TO HELP 1 he Kmpire is in receipt of the I following from William T. Perkins, chairman of the Alaska Bureau of the New Seattle Chamber of Commerce,! f'"d J. L. McPherson, secretary. The communication speaks for itself: The new officials of the Alaska Bu reau of the Chamber of Commerce, elected at the annual meeting, Jau. were: Col. Wm. T. Perkins, chair man; .Mr. J. c. Lang, vice chairman; Mr. J. L. McPherson. secretary: and they herewith Join in extending to you greetings and very best wishes for a Prosperous and Happy New Year. They beg to assure you that In the future as in the past the Alaska Bu rma is yours to command in all I things that stand for the development of Alaska. In addition to matters of general I interest to the whole territory, in the carrying forward of which we shall! always be ready to cooperate with! you at your request, we wish to par ticularly call your attention to mat tors of local and even tfersonal inter est which may need attention, or dif ferences which may need adjustment. If any such come to your knowledge we shall appreciate it if you will write fully to the Bureau and we as sure you the proper committee will give the same attention with Investi gation and prompt reply. #The membership of the Alaska Bu reau Is composed of Alaska and Seat tle men of affairs, who are personally and vitally interested in fostering the close business connection which has always existed between the Great Northland and this growing city of the Sound, and with your aid and as sistance, which they at all times hope to merit and command, may this most friendly relation and strong commer cial bond grow stronger to the mu tual advantage of Alaska and Seattle." ' THE TRANSPORTATION CASE IS STILL ON The transportation case was re sumed again this morning and the de fense commenced putting In evidence. The first witness called was E M Petit, who was followed by E. B. Hussey, fiduciary agent of the M hite Pass at the time construction was started. Mr. Hussey was fol lowed by Victor I. Hahn, superintend cnt of the White Pass. He was still on the stand at three p. m. Bruce Shorts conducting the defense so far. I'he jury requested that the in dictment be read to them again as h' -v wore in doubt as to who or what was on trial at the present moment. Mrs. r. a. Kinzie and Mrs. E. P Kennedy, of Treadwell, were Juneat visitors today. LAFOLLETTE SCORES PLUTOCRATSENATORS WASHINGTON. Jan. 21. ? In the United StateB Senate yesterday after noon Senator Robert M. LaFoIlette, speaking on the Burnett-Dillingham immigration bill, characterized Sena tors Lodge and Root as the "gen tlemen defending plutocracy against every popular encroachment." LaFoIlette in his first speech of this session of Congress defended the bill, which he claimed is in the in terest of the laboring masses of the country. CUBA REFUSES TO RATIFY TREATY HAVANA, Jan. 21.?Cuba lias re fused to ratify tho treaty with the United States providing for the en largement of the Guantanma naval station. STEAMER CURACOA SAILS FOR NORTH SEATTLE, Jan. 21. ? The Curacoa sailed last night for Juneau. Skagway and way ports. Among her cabin passengers for Juneau are Charles Goldstein, J. Russell, John Pasenen, Jack Dalton and Bert Davis. CURTIS BUYS HALF BLOCK New Owner of Public Ledger to Erect a Model Plant. PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 21. ?Cyrus H. K. Curtis, whose purchase of the Public Ledger was announced a few days ago, has completed the purchase of a million dollar property on which he expects to erect a model newspaper plant. The property has a frontage of 184 feet on Chestnut street, and en Sixth street goes back 203 feet to SanBom street. It Ib directly across the street from the new Curtis building on San som street. It is understood that Mr. Curtis will either ask permission to close Sansom street between his prop erties or bridge the street so high that traffic will not be stopped. Well Known Priest Visiting Juneau Rev. Father van der Pol, one of the best known Catholic clergymen In Alaska, arrived on the Mariposa this afternoon. While here he will be the guest of Rev. Father Brown. Father van der Pol has been in Alaska since 1900, when he was sta tioned at Nome, during the rushing days of that camp. Later he was transferred to Douglas, but for some time past he has been located at Val dez. He has many friends in almost every Alaska community. PASSENGFRS FROM THE WESTWARD The passenger list of the Mariposa from the Westward is as follows: For Juneau:?G. M. Armstrong, E. W. Harris, Geo. Kelso, and Father Vanderpol For Seattle?H. M. Badger, W. C. Clark, J. Orison, Mrs. Spaulding, A. T. Raynor, F. A. Martin, H. H. Hll dreth, Miss Alice Niece, J. Lee P. Jaf fee, W. H. Palmer T. Scott, Wm. Mc Faden, Mrs. B. Silverman, and Geo. Sexton, Col. M. Brosin, H. Rail, E. H. Christensen, A. H. Wellman O. Rob erts, E. B. Orbel and wife, and K. Pet erson. PERSONALS Mrs. Spaulding, wife of Captain Spaulding, prominent mining man of Fairbanks, is aboard the Mariposa en route to the Outside. Harry Badger, a prominent business man of Fairbanks, is a passenger on the Mariposa enroute to Florida. W. C. Clark, City Clerk of Fair banks, is a Mariposa passenger en route to the States. Mrs. B. Silverman, of Valdez, is a ? passenger on the Marpisoa enroute to the States. ? Frank A. Martin, a Fairbanks bus iness man is a passenger on the Mari ? posa. i Henry Ott, a prominent mining man : of Fairbanks, is a pasenger on the Mariposa. The Dally Empire delivered In Ju i neau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 a month. The Volcano Colima In Active State of Eruption MEXICO CITY, Jan. 21.?The vol cano Collma is In a state of active eruption. Lava Is streaming down Its sides and is being deposited in many villages in its course. The inhabi tants are seeking safety in flight. Ashes from the volcano are falling in the city of Ouanalajura. a hundred J inileB distant. GUADALAJARA, Mex., Jan. 21. ? Thousands of people are fleeing from the villages in the vicinity of Mount Colimn, which is in actice eruption. It is believed there will be loss of life In remote districts. Greeks Make Furious Assault Upon Turks ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 21. ? The Greeks renewed the war against Tur key yesterday by making a general at tack along the whole front of Jani nu. dislodging the Turks who were en trenched in the hills of Bozani. The fighting was continued for sev eral hours with fierce intensity, the i Turkish soldiers defending their lines with courage and intrepidity. The Greek fire, however, became too hot for them and they retired. LONDON, Jan. 21. ? According to the Daily Mail, the Turkish peace en voys fear for their lives if they give up too much. Their only instructions, it is now known, were to prolong the negotiations as much as possible so that Turkey might organize her As iatic forces, and also in the hope of benefiting by dissensions among the allies or the great powers. Prison Sentences for Would-be Monopolists TRENTON. N. J., Jan. 21.?Govern or Wilson yesterday proposed changes in the corporation laws of New Jer sey. Among the amendments to the laws is one which provides prison sen tences for those who acquire monopo lies by seeking to destroy competi tion. It Is thought that the changes in the laws will be enacted by the leg islature with very little oppoHition. Governor Wilson in discussing the proposed corporation bills said: "These acts are designed to put an end to trusts and monopolies under the laws of New Jersey, and I predict that they will accomplish that much of the desired result." TVEITMOE AND CLANCY REELECTED LOS ANGELES, Jail- 21.?Olaf A. Tveitmoe and Eugene A. Clancy, the convicted dynamiters, have been re elected respectively, secretary and member of the axecutive board of the California Building Trades Council. ASSOCIATED CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.?The first| annual convention of the associated chambers of commerce of the United States met here today. President Taft Formally Accepts NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 21. ? President Taft, who is in New Haven today, has formally accepted the Kent professorship of law in Yale Univer sity. ATLANTIC FLEET AT COLON COLON, Panama, Jan. 21.?The first division of the Atlantic fleet has ar rived here from Guantanamo, Cuba. MISS GOULD TO BE MARRIED JAN. 22 TARRYTOWN, N. Y., Jan. 21.?The marriage of Miss Helen Miller Gould and Finley J. Shepard, of St. Louis, will take place at Miss Gould's home here tomorrow. The wedding cere monial was rehearsed here today. POLICE DETECTIVE KILLED BY BANDIT CHICAGO, Jan. 21? Police Detec tive Peter Hari while trying to ar rest an automobile bandit last night on La Salle street, was shot and killed, the murderer escaping. WANTED?To rent furnished houso in good locality. Address X.Y.Z. Em pire office. Every thing that will please a smok er may be found at BURFORD'8. LEGISLATURE STILL IS DEADLOCKED CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 21. ? Though in session a week the lower House of the State Legislature is still unorganized, due to the deadlock that has resulted in the election of officials. The legislature is to elect a successor to Senator Warren, who, however, has been endorsed for re-election. YUKON VALLEY NEWS QUITS TANANA, Jan. 21.?The Yukon Val ley News, published at this place in termittently for a number of years by various publishers has suspended pub lication. Its proprietor, George M. Hill, a former well known newspaper man of Dawson and Fairbanks, will go to California. CONCERT RECITAL .Mrs. J. V. Davis, a well known dra matic reader, will give an entertain ment at Odd Fellows hall on Feb. -1, and will be assisted by Mr. Fisher and other local talent. Mrs. Davis has received splendid press reports from newspapers in Out side cities where she has recited. She has successfully appeared in many public recitals under the aus pices of lodges, churches, woman's clubs and high schools, and her en tertainment in this city will be a treat for all who attend. SEAL SHIFT OYSTERS?Fresh at the local agency?CHAS. GOLDSTEIN Jack Dalton is aboard the Curacao enroute to Juneau. A complete line of tobacco Jars and oipe racks at BURFORDS. Miss Alice Neice, Miss Dora Scott and Miss Mary Steiner, of Valdez, are passengers on the Mariposa on their way to Seattle where they will spend some time. WHISKEY PEDDLERS CAUGHT H. Bjork was arrested by the mar shal's office for selling liquor toln dians. Deputy Fels arrested Angelo Demos at Douglas on the same charge. The Telegraph Monopoly Will Not Be Prosecute! WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.?Attorney General Wickersham has announced that he will take no action again3t the American Telephone and Tele- i graph Company. The attorney-gener al states that the regulation of this j company is a matter which should be undertaken by the Interstate Com merce Com mission. The American Telephone and Telegraph Company lias been under Investigation as a monopoly doing business in restraint of trade THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION 6ii.i WASHINGTON. Jan. 21.?The bill embracing the articles of incorpora tion of the Rockefeller Foundation lias been passed by the House. The bill empowers the corporation to be known as the Rockefeller Foun dation. to administer a philanthropic fund of one hundred millions dollars, donated by John I). Rockefeller. WICKERSMAM AFTER CONSPIRATORS WASHINGTON, Jan. 21?Attorney General Wickersham has asked the Supreme Court of the United States to send at once Its mandate to the fed- i oral court at New York, holding Jas. A. Fatten and others now under in dictments on charges of conspiracy. Patten and others were indicted re cently on charges of conspiracy to corner natural products of the coun try. Patten is the man who creat ed a corner in wheat a few years ago and followed it up by tackling cotton, amassing millions by the transac tions. MAD SOLDIER RUNS AMOK VIENNA, Jan. 21.?A corporal in! the Austro-Hunitary army stationed in this city suddenly became insane last' night. He shot and killed eight com rades. then set fire to the barracks i in several places before he was killed' by a sentry. UTES CHASED TO THE MOUNTAINS CORTEZ, Colo., Jan. 21?The Ute j Indians, who left their reservation a few days ago, committing numerous depredations, were pursued yester day by the authorities and the Indians re treated to the mountains. Big Rabbit, the Ute chief who wounded a sheep herder is being guarded in Pit1 canyon by deputy sheriffs. R. W. WOOLLEY CHOSEN SECRETARY OF SENATE WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.?In recog-1 nition of services that he has ren dered the Democratic party as com piler and editor of the Democratic text book for ID!2 as Chief of the Pub licity Bureau of the Democratic Na tional Committee in the recent cam paign and as chief investigator for the Stanley Committee, which probed,, the United States Steel Corporation, j Democratic Senators have proposed to Robert Wickliffe Woolley, a maga zine writer and former Washington: newspaper correspondent, that he take the otlice of Secretary of the Senate, paying $0,500 a year. Mr. Woolley's work as acting chair man as well as chief of the bureau won their favorable opinion. The caucus of Democratic Sena tors will take place, if custom If fol lowed, -the night of March 3, .and at time it is expected that Mr. Woolley's nomination will be acted upon. BONANZA MINE HAS SHUT DOWN CORDOVA. Jan. 20.?The fire at the Bonanza mine on Sunday was not as heavy as at first reported. The loss will not exceed $40,000. The loading station was destroyed; and the carrying-out tramway and ten towers on which the cables were suspended. The mine has shut down pending repairs. MAY SEND THE NAVAL MILITIA WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.?The Navy Department Is consideri/ig plans to attach the naval militia to the fleet making the first run through the Pa nama Canal. FOR RENT?Largo furnished room, bath connecting. Inquire Empire of fice. 1-16-Lf. WOMAN DIES OE OVERWORK SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 21. Mrs. Edyth Read, a member of the Utali legislature died here yesterday of nervous prostration, the result of over work during her. campaign for elec tion. and the strain of her legislative duties since the session of the legis lature began a week ago. OLDEST ELK !N WORLD iS DEAD MARSHALLTOWN, la.. Jan. 21. Joseph Tuffree, the oldest member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, in the world, is dead here at the age of 10.1 years. CHICAGO CUTS WAGES OK CITY EMPLOYEES CHICAGO. Jan. 21.?Twenty thous and city employees suffered a cut of 20 per cent in their salaries by ac tion of the city council. Practically every employee of the municipality is affected. Mayor Harrison, whotfe salary, like those of a few others in high author ity, was not affected, said he would voluntarily remit 20 per cent of his pay. The cut was decided on as the only solution of a budget estimate $4, 500,000 greater than the revenue of the city. The reduction "was bitterly opposed. The legislature will he asked to pass laws by which the city's income may he increased. If this is obtained it is planned to reimburse employees for wages withheld. The budget for 1913 calls for ?65,000,000. Of this sum $23,304,193 will he expended on the city government while the total will cover schools, public libraries, sani tariums and other extensions of mu ' nicipal activity. LAT0UCHE STRIKES BOULDER; LEAKING CORDOVA, Jan. 21.?Steamer La touche, of the Alaska Steamship Com pany, hit a boulder near the beach in Icy Straits, on the morning of Jan. 18. The vessel was floated next day. but is leaking on the starboard side, and is limping into Cordova, where she is due today. 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 Algunlcan Development Co., Jualin, Alaska. 12t. Judge H. H. Hildreth, of Seward, is aboard the Mariposa, going South. The Judge will go on to Chicago and New York on legal business connect ed with the Matanuska coal claims. Subscribe for The Empire.