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T HE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
,'n "ml.. * ? VOL. 1,m 07. JUNEAU, ALASKA7 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS COLONEL ASSAILS LABOR CONDITIONS , 4 ? Col. Roosevelt Visits I the Garment Strikers NEW YORK. Jan. 22. ? Colonel Theodore Roosevelt last night visited the garment strikers at their head quarters. He made a speech in which he declared that the conditions exist ins among the garment and othor fe male industrial workers were "crush ing the future motherhood of the coun try. and it must be stopped." He vehemently added: "It is too horrible for words." merit system, not partisanism TRENTON. N. J.. Jan. 22.?Presi dent-elect Woodrow Wilson in a statement issued here last night in timated plainly that he is a believer in the principle of civil service. He declared that efficiency in the pub lic service was based upon the merit system rather than partisan politics, and he would make the former the basis for his appointments. ?i i?11111111 it 11111; 111 i 1111 J ALASKA NEWS NOTES | i i i n 1111 n 111 1111; 1111111 .Mr. and Mrs. Cooper, government1 school teachers at Tyoon'k. a native j village on Cook Inlet, were compelled to hastily flee from the scene recently, because of designs upon their lives by the natives. The Coopers became ill and an Indian girl revealed to J them a plot on the part of the natives to poison them. The reason assigned was that they did not wish their chil dren to be educated. Mr. and Mrs t'ooper are now at Susitna. ? ? ? j "amp Valdez. No. 10, Arctic Brotb \ ?rhood. has unanimously resolved U \ withdraw from the Grand Camp. ? ? ? The George W. Sais Syndicate d Boston, has made a payment of $147: 000 on Valdez creek property, which includes fourteen claims mostly held by Valdez interests. The Boston men also have an option on twenty bench claims on Valdez creek, at $10.00# on each claim. ? ? ? In the interior recently the meF cury dropped to 64 below at Beavet Dam and 37 below at Gulkana. If was 44 below at Teikel. 52 below al Tonsina and 48 below at Copper Cen ter. ? ? # Captain W. G. Whorf. whose appll cation for a patent to coal land at Port Graham has been approved, says that he will begin next summer to ship coal to Seattle and he will al so supply the Alaska coast towns. ? ? ? On Jan. 12 the body of James Mc Kune was found in his cabin at Ka- j talla. shot through the body, as the result of a suicidal act. For several days McKune had been missed around his usual haunts and fearing that some accident had befallen him i friends began an investigation with1 result of the finding of his body. The dead man had tied a string to his foot and by that means had sprung the trigger of his shot gun. No rea son for the act is known. McKune was 57 years old and was a member of the Valdez Miners Union. He leaves a brother in Memphis. Tenn. WILL DEVELOP COPPER CLAIMS ON M'CARTHY T. J. Welcher. of Houghton, Mich., is enroute to the interior where the Houghton-Alaska Development Com pany. which he represents, has a group of fifteen copper claims. They are located about fifteen miles up McCarthy creek. It is Mr. Wei cher's intention to at once do the as sessment work for 1913 and as soon as proper arrangements can be made to proceed to open up the property. . ROBERT M. STRAUS DIES AT KATALLA CORDOVA. Jan. 22. ? Robert M. Strauss, died at Katalla yesterday of inflamation of the bowels. Straus had lived at Katalla since 1907. In that year he located a ranch on Kanak island in Controller bay and had ap plied for a patent to the land. Straus was a pioneer of the Nome country and mined for a number ol years in the Gold Run district near Teller. He was about 50 years of age and has relatives living in Southern California. CHARGES DISMISSED. The charge against H. Bjork, arrest ed for selling liquor to Indians, was dismissed by Judge Grover C. Winn t YUKON HAS VERY STORMY PASSAGE The Yukon arrived in Juneau at 7:30 last night after a tempestuous voyage down the coast from Katal la. Nearly everyone was seasick and not inclined to eat, which saved the steward from embarrassment, as the heavy seas had broken in and flooded the dining saloon. The little craft is very staunchly built, however, and in able hands. The passenger list is as follows: For Juneau?Robert D. Gray, Geo. L. Johnson and wife, Sam Bartholo mew. For Seattle?Bert Dunham, Conrad Miller, V. G. Frost, John Cameron, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Johns, Ole Raber, A. V. Field. G. H. Ritchie. T. G. New man, Jim Rison, T. Francis, Ed Jones, all of Katalla: also Wm. C. Beyer and Louis Miler. of Uyak; Frank Cotter, of Seward: Jas. Hill, of Kodiak, Capt. John Johnson and D. C. Willey, of I'nalaska: Chas. Barrett, wife and child, and Geo. Vingar, of Fort Lis cum: John Zugg, of Valdez. There were also two natives brought from Katalla to Juneau, because a landing could not be made at Yaku tat on account of the storm that pre vailed. NEW OFFICERS 0E MUSICAL CLUB The Juneau Ladies' Musical Club ! held a very interesting meeting last night in the Juneau High School build ing. Nearly all of the members were present. Mrs. T. R. Lyons was elected presi dent. succeeding Mrs. B. M. Behrends; Mrs. ("has. Hooker was elected vice president, succeeding Mrs. T. R. Ly ons; Mrs. Chas. Garfield was elected secretary and treasurer, succeeding Mrs. A. A. Gabbs: Mrs. W. E. Nowell was re-elected librarian. Mr. \Y. E. Nowell, the director of the organization was unavoidably ab sent and therefore no work was out lined for the immediate future. A great deal of interest was taken by those present, however, and it looks as if the coming season will be very successful. Many new members are expected to join at the next meeting. AMAK CAMP IS PROVING UP The latest reports from the Aniak : district, in the Kuskokwim country, are of a most encouraging nature, and lead to the belief that another great gold field has been revealed to the pioneers of that region, says the Sew ard Gateway. There is quite a stampede on from the Iditarod and other camps in that section of Alaska, led there by reports of recent strikes of potential possiblli ! ties. Frank Manley, one of the most prom inent miners of the entire interior of Alaska, who gained a vast fortune in ! the placers of the Tanana district, is on the ground and i3 taking options on many claims in the new diggings. Jurijo Wada, the hardy Japanese miner and musher, who represents Mcllhenny, the tobasco king of Louis iana. has a crew of miners at work in development of numerous claims which he has under option to purchase. THE ORPHEUS CLUB The Orpheus Club will meet Thurs day evening. Jan. 23, at the school house. This is a musical organization of male voices, and it is desired to In ? crease the membership, and an invita s tion is extended to the public to at . tend the meeting. l-22-2t Turkey Accepts ? CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 22.? ? ? The Grand Council of the Tur * * klsh Ministry today voted to ac- * ? cept the proposals of the Euro- ? ? pean powers. ? ? Turkey will yield Adrianople * * and will leave the disposition to * ? be made cf the Aegean islands ? * to the powers. ? *????*???*?? Dragging On Slowly The big transportation case is drag ging slowly along. The defense is still introducing evidence and will probably consume all of tomorrow before their case is in. Attorneys for the defense expect to finish the trial by the end of this i week. Victor I. Hahn superintendent of the White Pass railroad, who waB on the stand yesterday was again on the stand this morning. Mr. Hahn was followed by J. J. Daley and Phil Ab rahams. The defense then recalled W. C. Hlanchard and R. D. Pinneo who had previously testified for the gov ernment. Phil Abrahams was again called to the stand by the defense. He was followed by J. C. Ford, who made his first appearance in the case this morning. Captain A. F. Olson was the next witnes for the defense. He was followed by Captain Win. A. Connell, also for the defense. Victor I. Hahn was again recalled by the de fense. J. T. Martin, of Juneau, fol lowed Mr. Hahn and F. A. Twichell succeeded Mr. Martin on the stand and was still testifying at 3 o'lock Mr. Stratton is now conducting the defense. FARM FOR LOS ANGELES INEBRIATES OPENED LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 ?The city I farm for inebriates was formally op ened today. There are eleven acres in the tract, four planted in berries. The build ings will provide accommodations for forty persons, and in the summer this number can be increased by the use of tents. The idea is to give con firmed drunkards a chance to bring about their own reformation and re juvenation by getting back to nature, working outdoors and living on a sim ple diet to be prescribed by a doctor who will be constantly on the ground. Inebriates will be sent to the farm at the discretion of Judges before whom they are brought. Their terms there probably will extend from four to six months. They will be placed on the honor system. Any of them caught violating their promises in this respect will be returned to jail to serve out their terms. COLIMA GETTING LESS RESTIVE MEXICO CITY. Jan. 22.?Advices received in this city say that the eruption of the volcano Colima, is steadily decreasing and danger for the time is practically over. It is not known as yet whether there has been loss of life or not, and the property damages have not been reported. PETITION FOR CITIZENSHIP Naturalization 'papers were today filed with the clerk of the district court by Martin Hofstod, of Scow bay, a native of Norway. The wit nesses are Antone Christiansen and F. H. Carrol. WANTED?First class porter wants place to work. XYZ, The Empire. t.f. 350 PILGRIMS MEET DEATH IN A FLOOD 1 SUAKIN, Egypt, Jan. 22. ? Three i hundred and fifty pligriras, enroute ? from India to Mecca, to worship at ? the shrine of the prophet Mahomet ? were drowned in a flood between Me . dina and Yembo. No Option Left for Turkey But to Submit I CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 22? The Turkish newspapers almost unani mously declare that the Porte haB no option but to bow to the wishes of the 'concert of European powers." It is believed that t heTurttlsh en ? I voys acting in conjunction with Tur-! key's well known policy of delay, have already received their instructions to accept the terms of the allies uncon ditionally, as soon as they see that further tactics of delay are useless. | COMMISSION'S REPORT THIS WEEK ?^ WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.?It Is stat ed today that the report of the Alas ka Railroad Commission will probably be presented to President Taft at the end of the present week. It is also safe to predict that what soever the nature of the report may be no action will be taken upon its recommendations by the present Con greBs. The Alaska railroad lobby Is In ev idence here but its members are not at all hopeful that railroad matters in Alaska will be given any consider ation now. The hope, however, is ex pressed that the special session may deal with the Alaska railroad prob lem. HELEN GOULD MARRIED TODAY TARRYTOWN, N. Y., Jan. 22.?Mi8B Helen Gould and Finley J. Shepard, of St. IjOuIb, were married at noon today, at Miss Gould's home, Lynd hurst. The ceremony was performed in the drawing room by Rev. Daniel Russel in the presence of seventy five Invited guests and members of tho Gould and Shepard families. Helen and Margaret Gould, nieces of the bride were her attendants. The wedding presents are valued at a half million dollars. NELSON AND N0RRIS ELECTED SENATORS LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 22. ? George W. Norris, Republican, has been elect ed United States Senator, to succeed Norris Brown. Norris was the choice of the people at the Senatorial pri mary last Fall, and although the leg islature has a Democratic- majority, the people's choice was elected. Nor ris has represented the Fifth Nebras ka district in Congress since 1906. He resides at McCook and wm born in 1861. ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 22.?Hon. Knute Nelson has been re-elected to the United States Senate. Senator Nelson waB first elected to the United States Senate in 1895. He is now 70 years old. DOVER, N. H? Ja n.22.?Although the Democrats control the legislature," it is deadlocked on the election, of a United States Senator to succeed Hen-< ry E. Burnham, Republican, whose term expires March 3. SALEM, Ore., Jan. 22.?Dr. Harry Lane, Democrat, of Portland, has been elected United States Senator, to succeed Jonathan Bourne, jr., Dr. l^ine was the choice at the Senator ial primaries last Fall. The legisla ture is Republican. SEWARD QUARTZ MINE HAS BEEN BONDED Robert Martin has taken over, under bond, the Mile 21 gold quartz-property, from T. W. Hawkins, A. C. Gbuld" and John Stevenson, says the Seward Gateway. Mr. Martin will immediate ly let a contract for 300 feet of tun nel work, and if the property holds up under this extensive development, a stamp mill will be Installed on the shore of Lake Kenai, an aerial tram leading from the mine to the mill con veying the ore. Mr. Martin is a mining man who has achieved a marked success in the gold camps of Interior Alaska and he is a welcome addition to the mining element of the Kenai peninsula. WANTS TO BE COLLECTOR. ? E. Finch Pitman, a former resideni of Seward, where he occupied the po sition of collector of customs, and who now resides at Paisley, Oregon, Is out as a candidate for collector of cus toms of Alaska. MARIPOSA DID NOT GO FAR LA8T NIGHT i The Mariposa is lying at Sheep ? creek, not being able to move on ac count of the thickly faling snow. NO POMP EOR PRES. WILSON i ? TRENTON, N. J., Jan. 22.?Gover nor Woodrow Wilson has announced that he will not resign the governor ship of New Jersey until Feb. 3. He also states that he will not travel in a private car to Washington, and will spend the night before his inaugura tion at a Washington hotel as the guest of his cousin, John W. Wilson. INVESTIGATING THE MONOPOLY WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.?An inves tigation of the American Telephone and Telegraph Co.'s alleged mon opoly has been commenced by the In terstate Commerce Commission. RHODE ISLAND HAS A NEW SENATOR PROVIDENCE, R. I., Jan. 22.?Judge Le Baron Bradford Colt, of the United States circuit court, has been elected United States Senator to succeed Geo. Peabody Wetmore. Judge Colt is a Republican, and was appointed to the bench in 1884. KNOX WILL URGE TOLL, BUT MIGHT ARBITRATE WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.?Secretary of State Knox is at work on his re ply to England's protest of the Pan ,aij)f| Canal tolls. In substance his .note will state that the United States Government has the right, under in ternational law and the Hay-Paunce fote Panama Canal treaty, to levy any reasonable tolls for foreign shipping or grant to American vessels engaged in coastwise trade free passage through the canal just as long as the United States does not discrim inate between Great Britain and some other foreign country than the United States. It Is probable the Secretary will ex press willingness to arbitrate the ques tion. If he does he will add that it must be before an arbitral board composed of citizens of the United States and Great Britain, and not be fore the Hague Tribunal. President Taft Is anxious to have any arbitration of the question begun during his tenure of office. There can be no arbitration without the con sent of the Senate. At present the indications are that the Senate will refuse to arbitrate. In such an event the President will not drop out of the fight ? 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. * P. M. MULLEN IS CALLED TO CHICAGO P. M. Mullen has been subpoenaed appear at Chicago on Feb. 17. to tes tify in the criminal conspiracy ccje wherein A. C. Frost et al are defend i ants. Mr. Mullen expects to yeave ? Juneau for the East on or about the first of February. Root Points to Duty of the United States WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.? Senator; Blihu Root, of New York, in a speech delivered yesterday afternoon in the | United States Senate declared that the United States should either sub mit the Panama canal tolls controver ?y with Ureal Britain, to arbitration or retire from the position that has been taken. Senator Boot added that the United Slates cannot recede from that posi tion without besmirching the nation al honor. Says Financial Panics Are Bound To Occur WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.?Represen tative Carter Glass, of Virginia, chair man of the sub-committee on curren cy and banking of the House in an address before the meeting of the Na tional Association of the Chambers of Commerce declared that in ac I cordance with past experience the country might expect periods of fi nancial unrest and uncertainty. He added: "Financial panics under our system are inevitable, and some time in the future we may expect a finan cial panic similar to that which oc curred in 1907." t MONTANA TO BE THE NEXT HELENA, Mont., Jan .22.?Montana will probably be soon added to the list of woman suffrage States. The State Senate yesterday passed a bill submit ting to the people at the next State election an amendment to the State Constitution giving women the right to vote. MISS ASQUITH SAYS SHE WAS ENLIGHTENED WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.?Miss Vio let Asquith, daughter of the Prime Minister of England, and the Countess ; of Aberdeen, who are the guests of the British Ambassador and Mrs. Bryce as guests of a colored normal school spoke briefly, telling the stu dents how glad they were to see "the great system of education in the United States." When Miss Asquith asked the boys what was the favorite game in Amer ica they shouted in unison "baseball." GUNBOAT ORDERED TO VERA CRUZ WASHINGTON. Jan. 22.?The U. S. gunboat Wheeling has been ordered to proceed to Vera Cruz, Mexico, with all possible baste. The situation there is said to be critical due to the activ ities of the revolutionaries. TRANSEER "LIFERS" TO ATLANTA, GA. SEATTLE, Jan. 23.?United States Marshal Jacoby has received instruc tions to transfer three prisoners from Alaska undergoing life sentences in McNeil's island penitentiary, to the federal prison at Atlanta, Georgia. Joe Campbell, convicted last Fall at Iditarod, for the murder of the two Nelson brothers, is one of the prison ers. OIL PROSPECTS IN THE KATALLA REGION B. H. Dunham, of Katalla, was in Juneau last night, enroute to Seattle, where he will spend a few weeks. Mr. Dunham has been in the Katalla country for seven years. He says that the outlook for substantial develop ment of the oil fields is excellent. Re cent oil finds at Mirror Slough, in the Copper river delta are very en couraging. and preparations are being made for extensive development. SOMETHING NICE FOR THE WEEK END There will be a great apple sale dur ing the week end at the Sanitary Gro cery. The stock consists of the fin est grown Yakima and Wenatchee orchard product, embracing a great variety of both eating and cooking apples. This special apple sale starts Friday morning and will continue through to closing hours Saturday night. 1-22-lt. DIRECT ELECTION OE SENATORS OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 22. ? The lower House of the State legislature has ratified the federal constitutional amendment providing for the flection of United States Senators by the vote of the people. NO PARTY IN PATRONAGE SAC'it AM ENTO, Calir., Jan. 22. ? Fifty-five members of the Assembly, including all the Republican-Progres sive Legislators and one Democrat, went into executive session as a non partisan caucus, nominated officers and agreed to divide the patronage equally among members without re gard to party. The "non-partisan" slate, which was assured of immediate election, named C. ('. Young of Berkeley (Progres sive) for Speaker. Young wrote the Presidential Primary law under which California voted last November. SEATTLE BANK HAS NEW PRESIDENT SEATTLE, Jan. 22.?Frank M. Sul livan has been elected president of the American Savings & Trust Com pany, of this city, succeeding James A. Murray, a Montana and Washington millionaire. Sullivan is a former newspaper man, and twenty odd years ago he was con nected with the Seattle Daily Tele graph, a Democratic newspaper. He loft, the newspaper business some years ago. having developed a tal ( nt for banking. KAISER'S NEW FOREIGN MINISTER IS A DANDY BERLIN, Jan. 22.?Gottlieb E. G. von Jagow, "Buelow's snickering dan diprat," as he was once called, suc ceeds Kidderlen-Kaechter as Ger many's Foreign Minister. Von Jagow, German Ambassador at Rome, is a dandy in dress, an ama teur in Italian art, and a literary di lettante. Former Chancellor Von Bue low, to whom he owed his rapid rise, called him "the ablest of my younger diplomats." But the court camarilla which ousted Von Buelow declared that Jagow owed his promotion to feminine influence. They coined the phrase, "the foreign ministry with a | skirt accompaniment" to satirize the j situation. The German phrase used was peculiarly offensive because usual ly employed in connection with cer tain notorious night restaurants. However, Von Jagow has succeed ed in commending himself to Emper or William and the present Chancel lor, although, according to his critics, he was "too deep in mcdiavel Italy to notice that modern Italy was send ing troops to Tripoli." Like Kidderlen-Waechter, he is un married, but otherwise there is the sharpest contrast between the two. Kidderlen-Waechter was gruff. Ja gow is suave and rarely loses his temper. He employs an Italian rapier 7here Kiderlen-Waechter used a 1 bludgeon.