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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
vol. 1. NO. 69. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1913. ; PRICE TEN CENTS YOUNG TURKS WILL RESUME WAR Another Mining Deal That Promises Much The immediate construction of an other great ore reduction plant at Juneau is now practically an assured fact. The bis quartz mill is to be on the beach between Juneau city limits and Salmon creek and but a short distance from the business sec tion of tow n. This means another great pay roll in itself and a greatly increased pop ulation for tiu town. But this is not all. the mines to be operated in fur nishing ore for the mill will make a much larger pay roll and being lo cated so very close to town will un doubtedly add materially to Juneau's population. It has been demonstiated by years of development and experiments at mining and milling the ores of the Juneau gold bell that to do so success fully the mills must be placed on the' tide water: cheap power obtained and every rule of economy adhered to11 strictly. This means that there must < be large ore bodies to mine and large l plants to mill the product, also that big capital must be back of the pro ject. To this end a plan was set on foot to consolidate several properties and then find the necessary capital to carry out the plan. Some time ago George R Noble came up to Juneau and spent several weeks. It was generally understood that he was here in the interest of Boston capital, but when approached on the subject neatly parried any questions asked relative to his back ers. Mr. Noble returned to Seattle with the options of Or. Levitt's interest in the Boston group and also the former Kbner Interests in the same property which had been purchased by Judge Folsom. To these were added the Hallam property consisting of about a dozen claims and the Dora group of five more claims. The whole property has been turned over to the Chapman group of capital-. sts of Boston, according to report and immediate development will com mence. Tentative pl^ns are under way for the construction of a large mill on the beach near town. A tunnel will be driven from a point on the side of the mountain, a little to the right of the old Last Chance compressor house, ?ii rough to the Hallam property. The ores will then reach the water front at sufficient elevation to insure economic handling. The ores from the Boston group will probably have to be hoisted. The plans include an Immense power plant at Lemon creek. In or der to insure a permanent water sup ply it will be necessary to build a large dam creating a reservoir simi lar to the one being created by the Alaska-Gastineau Company on Sal mon creek. It is said that the con tact has already been let for the construction of this great dam and that active operations will begin early in the spring. This power will be used to operate the mills and the mining properties known as the Dora group and the Hallam ground. Mr. Noble is now in Seattle wait ing to be joined by his family, com ing from the East and they will ar rive in Juneau on an early boat. He s.'iit a fine driving horse and buck board up on the last trip of the Hum boldt to be used in his operations here. Judge Folsom has received a check on the Boston group deal. Frank A. Brown who is vice president of the Boston Group .Mining Company and a h aw owner in the property said that he had had no advices in relation to the deal just consummated. The Bos ton group is said to be a very fine property and the Hallam property has ' eon recognized as a good thing for many v?*ars. It is understood that ' _ood substantial payment has been made on the Hallam property pur chase. GREAT MUSICAL EVENT COMING One of the coming attractions of more than common interest is the ben efit concert that is being arranged by the Juneau High School Baud. Tin great musical treat is to be given at the Orpheum theatre, a week from today. Jan. 31. A good program has been selected and the boys are faith fully training for the event. In ad dition to the musical numbers there will be selected motion pictures and specialties by the Brattous. The object of this benefit is to se cure funds to purchase new instru ments for the band boys. A subscrip tion paper being circulated amongst the business houses realized some money for this purpose but not enough. The band boys are doing their best to become a creditable mus ical organization. CONCERT RECITAL. Among the many excellent press notices received by Mrs. J. V. Davis, the dramatic reader, who will give a recital on Feb. 4. at Odd Fellow's hall, assisted by Juneau's best talent, is the following from Mt. Pleasant, Michigan: "Mrs. J. V. Davis gave a two hour recital of miscellaneous selections. Her work was eminently satisfactory and the management of our lecture course have requested her to appear again a?t her earliest opportunity. Her selections were exceedingly well chosen and artistically rendered. She Interprets literature with no affecta tion. but with the greatest simplicity and feeling, and consequently her aud ience Is charmed with her readings." FOUND?At the Elks' Club last night a fraternity pin. Owner can have same by applying at the Club. 2t. ELKS' CLUB DANCE WAS A SUCCESS The dance given by the Elks' Club Inst night was a very successful af fair. Owing to bad weather the at tendance was not large, but those who were Dresent enjoyed every moment. The little parties given by the club are very popular. This was the first to be held since before the holidays, but they are to be regularly given hereafter. EXPENSES OE I LEGISLATURE The Governor's office received a tel . gram from Washington this morning conveying the information that the legislative executive and judicial ap propriation bill, which was passed by the House last month with no pro vision for the expenses of the first Alaska Legislature, has been amended in t! Senate so as to provide the sum o:' A 15.260 for the salaries of members an employees and for general ex penses of the legislature. The tele gram does not so state, but Governor Clark said this morning that the sum appropriated doubtlessly includes the r- nt of temporary quarters for the Vgisiative body. MULLALY RESIGNS LEGISLATIVE SEAT The Governor received the follow ing telegram today from J. J. Mullaly, of Fox, near Fairbanks: "The presumption is 1 have been iected representative from Fourth division. Unable to attend session; hereby tender resignation." MR. GRAY TALKS OE LEGISLATURE ? Representative-elect R. D. Gray, ol Katalla. who has been in town for a few days will be a passenger on the Humboldt for Seattle. Mr. Gray expects to return to Juneau in about two weeks, and will then remaiu here until the end of the session of the Ter ritor!al Legislature. Speaking of the work of that body Representative-elect Grey regrettec the limitations placed upon it by th< organic act. but he believed there wai an earnest desire on the part of its members to do all that could be don< for the territory within these limita tions. and an attempt would probabl; be made to have the legislative power enlarged. Mr. Gray added that th< legislature had not been prohibits from memorializing Congress. Hi al^o said that he had heard of ni candidates for Speaker of the lowe , House, as yet. Job Printing at The Empire Offlcf Envoys Recalled! CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 24.?The Turkish Cabinet has resigned and the peace envoys have been recalled from London. The Turkish ambassador at Vienna has been recalled and he will be court martialed. The Young Turk party are deter mined to continue the prosecution of the war. The Turkish people are in a sullen mood and seem to be willing to die in the last ditch fighting rather than submit to the dictation of the Euro pean powers. LONDON. Jan. 24.?British, Italian and other warships have been ordered to proceed immediately to Turkish waters. BANKERS ARE NOW ON TRIAL BHLLIXGHA.M, Wash., Jan. 24. Jacob Furth, W. It. Andrews, It. V. Ankeny and D. Kelliher, Seattle bank ers. were placed on trial here today on a charge of aiding and abetting \V. K. Schricker. the La Conner bank er, in receving deposits, knowing that the La Conner bank was insolvent. Schricker, a private banker is now serving a five years' term in the State penitentiary. Furth is one of the most prominent bankers of the State, and is now connected with the Seat tle National Bank, which was the Se attle correspondent of Schricker's pri vate bank. H. P. DAVIDSON IN REFUTAL WASHINGTON. Jan. 24. ? H. P. Davidson, of J. P. Morgan & Co., to day submitted a statement intended to refute the contention made before the Money Trust investigation com mittee that 10S men on interlocking bank directorates, of New York, con trol assets of twenty-five billions. TRANSPORTATION CASE NEARING THE END The great transportation case is gradually wearing away to the end, and it thought that the jury will have it by tomorrow night. Yesterday af ternoon C. E. Wynn-Johnson was on the stand a long time. He was fol lowed by Chas. W. Miller. J. C. Ford was again recalled for a brief time and he was followed by C. E. Wynn-Johnson once more. The de fense then rested. This morning upon petition the court allowed the defense to reopen the case for the purpose of showing that all the docks in Skagway were within the city limits of Skagway and that the city had power to prevent monopoly and regulate wharfage charges. W. C. Blanchard was re called for this purpose this morning and was followed by V. I. ITahn, E. J. Shaw and E. W. Pettit, after which the denfense rested. The government now offering re butted testimony. W. C. Blanchard was called for this purpose and he was followed by H. P. M. Birkinbine, a civil engineer. It is expected that the government will begin its argument late today. ' IN THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT TODAY The case against Ed Campbell charged with giving whiskey to In dians, was continued until tomorrow ( by Commissioner Winn. Sam Watson arrested on the same charge is having a hearing in the ? commissioner's court this afternoon. ' Nick Beason and George Vaughn 1 were arrested this morning for shov J eling snow from the roof of the Lew } is building onto the wires of the Alas i ka Power & Light Company. The ? case was dismissed by Commissions f Winn. 3 ^ Marshal Faulkner today received r J wire from Sitka, stating that the Geor & gia had landed a case of diptherif 3 coming from Tenakee. The patien r is a native. Marshal Faulkner wirec back instructions to quarantine th< case and take necessary precautions ' to prevent a spread of the disease. Turkish Commander Is I Killed In The Porte CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 24.?Na zlm Pasha, former minister of war and commander of the Turkish army, was shot dead yesterday afternoon. The killing of the Turkish com mander was the result of a demonstra tio 1 which preceded the resignation of the Turkish Cabinet. Nazim Pa sha's aide fired from a window of the Sublime Porte at Enver Bey and Ta laat Bey, leaders in the demonstration, and they returned the fire from the streets, their bullets killing Nazim Pasha. The excitment over the assassin ation of Nazim is intense. Defends Trusts and Money Concentration WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.?Since the any investigations of the present i ress began touching the different . :? ri- ties of trusts, many peculiar opin o.is have been expressed by witness ? . There lias been none more frank, however, than that expressed by Hen ry !'. Davidson, partner in the firm of J. I'. .Morgan & Co. Davidson was a witness yesterday afternoon before the Money Trust investigation com mittee, and in testifying he declared that trusts were a blessing to the country and the people, and he added that the concentration of financial re sources in the City of New York was "sufficient to care for the business and commerce of the nation." SUGAR LOBBY TO BE INVESTIGATED WASHINGTON, Jan. 24. ? Railroad lobbyists, sugar lobbyists, and other kinds are extremely busy in Washing ton. due to the tariff hearings now under way, and proposed railroad leg islation. Representative Robert F. Broussard, of Louisiana yesterday I charged that the Federal Sugar Com pany, a Spreckles institution, is con ducting a fight in this city for free sugar and he introduced a resolution in the House providing for an inves tigation of the company and the means it is using to accomplish its purpose. I STORE FALLS; I' EIGHT KILLED 1 M'KINNEY, Tex., Jan. 24.?Eight persons were killed and fifteen in jured here last night by the collapse of a burning department store. MEXICO'S MONTE RUN BY AMERICANS i TIA JUANNA, Lower Calif., Jan. 14.?A concession has been granted by the Mexican Government to a syndi cate of wealthy Americans and Mexi cans for the exclusive rights in Low er California for twenty-five years to conduct horse, automobile and bicy cling racing and bull fights, boxing contests and cocking mains and all sorts of gambling sports and games. it is said than the asociation has more than $110,000,000 in the pool, a large portion of which will be ex pended in accordance with the terms of the concession. Options have al ready been secured on large tracts of land thirty miles south of this place and fifty miles south of San Diego, the nearest point in the United States. A race track, hotels, gaming houses, bull ring and cock pits are among the immediate improvements, and later an amphitheatre will be built for prize fighting. That the Mexican Government is to l>e a receptive partner in the enter prise is shown by the terms of the concession. At the head of the asso ciation are F. P. Jaggi and S. M. Weth erby, wealthy residents of the City of Mexico, with a number of Americans whose names have not as yet been made public. This is the second time that a con cession has been granted for the pur pose named, the former one having failed because of rival claims made during the Diaz regime. All differ ences letween the various sporting promoters have been settled, and now there is the combined capital to make this point the spectacular center of sporting events of all kinds, under the protection of the Mexican government. The sum of $10,000 has been depos i ited with the Secretary of the Inter ? ior as first payment of the guarantee required. The Government is to 2 - $100 for each race at least four races ? a day, during the 120 days each ? year for twenty years, and $300 for each race during the five years fol lowing. For bull fights and other i sporting events $75 a day must be - paid. i t WANTED?First class porter wants 1 place to work. XYZ. The Empire, t.f. ; SEAL SHTPT OYSTERS?Fresh at the local agency?CHAS. GOLDSTEIN WILSON WILL VISIT CANAL TKENTON, N. J., Jan. 24.?Presi dent-elect Wilson announced today that he would visit Panama immed iately after the close of the special j session of Congress, lie said that Jje desired to Inform himself fully as to conditions in the Canal Zone, with especial reference to the opening of the canal and civil government for the territory. BRITAIN'S PROTEST NOT LIGHTLY MADE LONDON, Jan. 24?"There are in dications," says the Times editorial ly, "that the serious nature of the British protest against the Panama Canal act is not universally under stood in the United States. We great ly regret that they should exist be cause any misconception of the kind must tend to lessen the prospect that the controversy occasioned by the act may be speedily settled by the nego tiations opened by Sir Edward Grey's recent dispatch. "The comments upon that docu ment in some American newspapers suggest an inability or unwillingness on the part of those who make them to appreciate the British attitude on the canal question. The studied cour tesy and moderation with which the Secretary of State has reiterated our objections to the act and has replied to the arguments of President Taft's memorandum are apparently regarded as signifying that the protest was not made in earnest and that it will not be pressed. That is a complete misconception of the dispatch and British opinion. "The nation is sorry this protest should have been made necessary, but they are convinced that it is neces sary, and they would have judged the government guilty of grave derelic tion of duty had the Ministers neg lected to lodge It. They will expect and require it to be maintained with the firmness which confidence in their rights and knowledge of their Inter ests justiry. "They hope for a speedy settle ment by diplomatic means, for such a settlement would be to them wel come proof that the readiness to meet American wishes they have so con spicuously shown on this question is reciprocated. Should, however, this hope be disappointed they will un doubtedly demand that the whole sub ject be submitted to arbitration." The big apple sale at the Sanitarj Grocery will be on Friday and Sat urday. l-23-2t Secretary Knox's Reply to the British Protest WASHINGTON, Jan. 24. ? Secre tary of State Knox's reply to the pro test of the British government with respect to alleged discrimination in the levying of tolls on vessels using the Panama Canal was made public today. Secretary Knox's reply assures the British government that domestic coastwise shipping will not be per mitted to extend its operations into foreign competitive fields, and as surance is also given that increased tolls will not be laid on foreign ship ping in order to balance the remis sion of tolls to American ships. The reply also states that if Great Britain is not satisfied as to these points, the United States will propose that a special commission of the two governments be appointed to adjust the differences. Special Officers Will Go After Bootleggers On Jan. 21 Governor ('lark appoint ed!'. ('. Irons, of Fairbanks, a special employee under the appropriation for suppression of the tralUc in intoxicat ing liquors among the natives in Alas ka. For the past year and a half .Mr. Irons has held the position of game warden with headquarters at Fairbanks, and resigned that position to accept the new appointment. Mr. Irons at one time served as a deupty marshal in the Fourth division and is a man well qualified for his new work. The vacancy in the game ser vice will probably not be filled for the present, the field being covered by Mr. William Moyd, another game warden having his headquarters at Fairbanks and heretofore working in conjunction with Mr. Irons. The Governor has also arranged for the appointment of a special employee with headquarters at Valdez, to work in the Third division in the enforce ment of the law Tor the suppression of the liquor traflic anion;; the na tives. Mr. John H. Robinson, form erly a deupty marshal in the Fourth division, will be appointed to this po sition. He will arrive in Juneau in a few days, enroute to his new field. Mr. Robinson is an experienced and capable man. The appointment of these men marks the beginning of a vigorous campaign in the Third and Fourth di visions against boot-legers and there is every reason to believe that much good will result. The Governor is also arranging for the appointment of several native po lice olllcers in the second division to assist in the apprehension of whis key peddlers in the Nome region. FILIBUSTER IN LOWER HOUSE WASHINGTON, Jan. 24?James R. Mann, the minority .leader in the House, conducted a filibuster all day yesterday because the Democrats pre vented action on the Lincoln memorial bill J | SENATE REEUSES I; TO REPORT BILL! WASHINGTON, Jan. 24?The Sen ate committee on military affairs has refused to report favorably the bill to place all surviving officers of the Civil War on the retired list of the United States army. CADETS WILL BE j AT WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.?The ca dets at the United States military ? academy at West Point will be; brought to Washington on inaugura-' tion day to participate In the exercises whether Congress makes an appro priation for that purpose or not. The War Department has decided that the cadets should be brought here and has arranged for their visit with out awaiting the action of Congress. WILL SUE FOR DIVORCE LONDON, Jan. 24.?Mrs. Cornwallis West formerly the beautiful Jennie Jerome, of New York, later Lady Randolph Churchill, and mother of Winston Churchill, Inow first Lord ; of the British Admiralty, will sue for; a divorce. MEXICAN REBELS EIRE ON TROOPS EL PASO, Tex., Jan. 24. ? Tele phone reports received by the Her ald state that a band of Mexidan reb els have fired on a company of Anier . iean troops, patroling the border at Fabens. I ' REACH EPING FREED OF MURDER CHARGE MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 24.?Beach B. Eplng, charged with being an ac complice of John B. Snead, the Tex r as cattleman, who killed A1 G. Boye, - jr., has been acquitted at Amarillo, ;. Texas, CASTRO SHOWS SOME TEMPER NEW YORK. Jan. 24. -Cipriano Cas tro, the Venezuelan exile, created a rtcene yesterday at the government .nation at Kills island, a board of in luiry was conducting a cross-exam ination of Castro, when he became enraged at the questions asked him ind ordered three of the members from the room. A final decision of the government with regard to the Admission of Castro is expected within a day or two. CAPT. HOLMES DEAD MYSTIC, Conn., Jan. 24.?Capt. J. Warren Holmes, 88, who died yester day, held the world's record as a sea captain, having rounded Cape Horn more than sixty times and sailed many times around the Cape of C.ood Hope. He was twice married. His only living relative is a grandson, Edwin Holmes, who arrived from California three weeks ago, after an absence of twenty-five years, to care for the ven erable mariner. KEEP THE OFEICES FOR THE DEMOCRATS JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., Jan. 24.? The Missouri State Senate has reject ed every recess appointment made by Governor Hadley. Governor Major, Democrat, will now have the filling of the offices. APACHE TIGHTER PASSES BEYOND SAN BERNARDINO, Jan. 24. ? Stewart Wall, a resident of this city for some years died here yesterday. Wall had a remarkable record. In 1864, single handed, he fought a band of Apaches in Arizona, and killed thitry of them before he fell with fourteen bullets in his body. Being a man of strong physique, he recovered from his wounds and enjoyed comparatively Rood health up to a few months ago. He was 67 years old. NAVAL MILITIA EFFICIENCY WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.?The Sen ate has passed the Penrose bill to pro mote the efficiency of the naval militia.