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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. NO. TO. ~ " ' ' JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 1913. i'RICE TEN CENTS I Tideland Data to Be Forwarded to Washington Emery Valentine, of the Commercial | Club tideland committee has complet- j ed his task of gathering data to be, forwarded to Delegate Wickershaui j with the argument for government re clamation of the Juneau tide tiats. This report and petition to Congress will be a very comprehensive state ment. estting forth the most cogent reasons for such action. There will bo many exhibits sent along with the statement. A blue print will be sent, showing the water front with the present limited dock age space, and a full plat of the town | showing the number of building spaces j that are yet available; also the tide-, lands to be recovered with Gold creek leading up to the mines. A govern ment chart made from geodetic sur veys will be sent showing Gastineau channel and demonstrating that the water it not navigable above the tide flats. The most effective feature of the exhibits will be a set of photographs taken from different angles. A photo taken from the hill shows the flats at half tide. A view from the chan nel shows the huddled and constrict ed form of Juneau no chance to ex pand. From the south a splendid view shows the town and adjoining flats.j Another shows all of Juneau and the flats at high tide. A splendid picture shows the flats at half tide. The very best photo shows the flats at low tide and the immense body of ground to be recovered. These waterfront pictures demon strate that there is no channel or water course leading from any point over the tide lands to the upland beach. The report will show the urgent need of providing more building space in the town of Juneau at once and will ask for immediute action on the petition. The report will ask that the city of Juneau be made trustee of the proper ty recovered and that it become a part of the townsite. Also the report will ask that the city be*empowered to sell all but 25 acres of the ground so re covered. The 25 acres reserved from sale are for parks, playfields, public buildings, etc. Mr. Valentine thinks we should have a Territorial University, as sug gested by The Empire and that these tidelands would endow such an insti tution with at least a foundation, such as a school of mines. Along with the photos other exhib its together with all the data showing the limited building area, now almost j exhausted and the cramped conditions will be a full report of the great min ing and industrial development now in process which will necessitate pro viding homes for more than five times the present population. Copies of The Empire containing detail reports on the development work, will be for warded with the report. President J. C. Ford, of the Pacific Coast Company, and other steam ship officials called on Mr. Valentine and looked over the maps, photos and plans as outlined and are much in terested in the project. Everything has been done in dupli cate copies of all the data, photos and maps, and are on file with the Com mercial Club. YANKEE COVE MAN GOING OUT ON VISIT A. M. Buterbaught. the well known prospector, left on the Humboldt yes terday en route to Liberty. Tennes see. for a short visit with his people. Mr. Buterhaught is one of the best known prospectors operating in the Yankee Cove and Auk bay sections and has discovered and located some very promising properties. He ex pects to return and resume his calling in about eight weeks. ALASKA PATHFINDER GOES TO WHITE HORSE Jack Dalton. Alaska pioneer and pathfinder, was in Juneau last night having arrived on the Curacao, en route to Whitehrose. Mr. Dalton is interested in some promising copper properties in the White river country. He will return to Juneau within a couple of weeks. It is understood that Mr. Dalton's litigation with the Cop per River & Northwestern railroad hah been settled an a basis satisfac tory to him. PASSENGERS GOING NORTH ON CURACAO The following took passage from Ju | neau on the northbound trip of the Curacao tliis morning: W. C. Blanch ard, V. I. Hahn. J. Dalton. J. H. Kelly. C. W. Miller. Martin Conway. E. J. Shaw and wife, Phil Abrahams. H. P. M. Birkinbine. and R. D. Pinneo. WLL SAIL ON THE STEAMER CURACAO With the close of the great trans portation case quite a large party will depart for the South. It is expected that the jury will return a verdict some time tonight and that the people who have been attending court will leave on the Curacao tomorrow morn ing. In any event the Curacao will wait over for the party which is composed of the following: J. C. Ford, presi dent of the Pacific Coast Steamship Company, .Mrs. Ford and Miss Agnes Ford. E. C. Ward. C. W. Miller. Cap tain A. Olson. R. D. Pinneo. N. W. Bolster. J. H. Kelly, W. B. Stratton, and Bruce Shorts. GEN .SICKLES ARRESTED ALBANY. N. Y.? Jan. 25.?A war rant has been issued for the arrest of Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, charging him with converting $23,000 of public funds to his own use. SEAL SHIFT OYSTERS?Fresh at the local agency?CHAS. GOLDSTETN TRANSPORTATION CASE ARGUMENTS; The long drawn out transportation J case closed yesterday afternoon as Superintendent Hahn stepped from the stand after being subjected to j examination in rebuttal by the gov-1 eminent. At three o'clock Assistant District Attorney Nye began the op ening argument for the government the gist of which is to the effect that the government was not asking for a conviction for the creation of a mo nopoly resulting from natural condi tions and agencies but on the testi mony showing that there was an un lawful contract between the steam ship companies, the wharf companies and the railroad company. Mr. Shorts defending the railroad interests re plied in a half hour's argument show ing that the railroad had a perfect) right to offer inducements in the mat-1 ter through rating in order to insure business throughout the year. Judge lleid. who represented Mr. Wynn Johnson personally was the next to argue for the defense. Judge Heid was followed by Attorney L. P. Shackleford. local representative 01 the Pacific Coast Company, the Pa cific Coast Steamship Company, and J. C. Ford personally. Mr. Shackle ford's argument was to the erect that at the time these alleged unlawful contracts were made Alaska did not come under the Sherman act or it was so construed that the city of Skag way had at all times had the power to build wharves and control those al ready in use; that the monopoly as it existed was the result of natural conditions. The maintenance of more than the present dock was shown to be an absurdity. The Pacific Coast Company only built their dock for self protection. The dock had become useless through physical reasons. He exhorted the jurors not to find his defendants guilty of crime because they had seemingly aided nature in the work of concentrating the busi ness at one dock. Mr. Shackleford was followed by Judge Gunnison. Attorney for the wharf company and- Mr. Wynn-John son. Judge Gunnison is to be followed by Attorney Stratton for the Pacific Coast Steamship Companies and Pres ident J. C. Ford after which District Attorney Rustgard will close for the government. It is expected the jury . will take the case early this evening HOOTCH PEDDLERS HELD ? Ed Campbell and Sam Watson were each held in the sum of $150 bonds on charge of selling liquor to Indians in default of which they are in the ; federal jail. Turkey A Republic? ? ?**???????? ? LONDON, Jan. 25.?A rumor ? * has reached London by way of ? ? Paris and Berlin to the effect * ? that the Sultan of Turkey has * ? been dethroned, and a republic ? ? proclaimed. * ************ LONDON, Jan. 25. ? Today's dis patches from Constantinople state that the city is practically in a state of siege. The Young Turk party is alarmed lest it lose the reins of power, and its political adversaries are being ar rested and their homes are being searched. British and Italian warships are be ing rushed to the Bosporus. CONSTANTINOPLE. Jan. 25.?An earthquake this morning rocked this I city for several seconds, adding to the general consternation that is prevalent. EUGENE V. DEBS 1 UNDER ARREST j TERRE HAUTE. Ind., Jan. 25. ? Eugene V. Debs has been arrested here on a charge of aiding a witness j to leave the jurisdiction of the federal court. He was released on bonds. DEMOCRATS HAVE 48 IN THE SENATE WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.?The elec tion of Judge Shields, as United States Senator, from Tennessee, gives the Democrats 48 Senators. INVESTIGATION CLOSED. WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. ? The Money Trust investigation has been closed. GEN. DIAZ TRANSFERRED. MEXICO CITY, Gen. Felix Diaz has been brought from Vera Cru/. to the penitentiary in this city. MORE RIOTING IN NEW YORK NEW YORK, Jan. 25.?There was serious rioting today arising out of the hotel waiters' strike. Five hundred evtra police were called out to restore order. WILSON OPOSED TO FREE TOLLS WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.?Chairman Adamson, of the House Commerce Committee declared today that Pres ident-elect Wilson is opposed to free tolls for American ships using the Pa nama canal. The Daily Empire delivered in Ju neau. Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 a month. WILSON AT ELLIS ISLAND NEW YORK. Jan. 25?President elect Woodrow Wilson today inspect ed the immigration service at Ellis Island. WILL INSTALL LIGHTS .Manager Margarie, of the light and power company, has received the metal arms for the street lights and they will be installed as rapidly as possible. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. Any subscribers to The Daily Era : Dire not receiving papers regularly ? either by carrier or mail, will confer ? a favor by promptly notifying The , Empire office. WANTED?Housekeeping rooms im mediately. Enquire Empire. l.t s Phone your subscription to The ? Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4. } i Finest line of Calabash pipes in Alaska at BURFORD'S. A Bill to Compel the Issuance of Coal Patents 1 WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. ? Senator Wesley L. Jones, of Washington, has introduced a bill in the United States Sennto which provides that coal claim ants, whose applications for patents have been rejected, by the commis sioner of the general land ollice and the interior department, and those whose cases have been held up un der various pretexts, may enter suit! in u federal court to compel the Is suance of patents. The bill also provides that the de cision of the federal court shall be final, and if a favorable decision be rendered, the Secretary of the Inter ior shall be required to forthwith is sue such patents. A STATE LEGISLATOR IS WANTED CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 25.?Rep resentative E. H. Manson, who is said to he It. E. Roberts, who is wanted J in .McDowell County, West Virginia, on a charge of embezzlement, will be ar i\ sted as soon as the sheriff of Mc Dowell County arrives with the re quisition papers. It is said, however, that Governor Carey is not likely to honor the re quisition until the election of a United States Senator, the legislature now be ing deadlocked over the choice of a Senator to succeed Senator Warren. DEMOCRATS REAFFIRM RESOLUTION WASHINGTON. Jan. 25. ? A cau cus of Democratic Senators held last night affirmed the previously ex-j pressed determination to permit none ol' President Taft's nominations to be confirmed except those of the army, and navy and the diplomatic service. There was a full attendance of Dem ocratic Senators at the conference. The resolution reafilrming the policy of refusing confirmation to Taft's civ-' il appointments was adopted by a sub stantial majority. It was explained that exceptions could be made of such selections as were in regular order and necessary to the public service. The opinion was expressed by the Democrats that their Repubican breth ren would soon "come to their milk" and accept the proposition to confirm none but diplomatic and military and naval nominations. REPORT shows (jLAVIS a crook LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 24.?A r port made to Governor Hiram John son indicates that Louis K. Glavis, former secretary of the California Conservation Commission gained by questionable dealings with lumber companies not less than $40,000. C.OVERNMENT WILL CUT CUSTOMS SERVICE WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. ? The Treasury Department's tentative plan for the reorganization of the customs, service contemplates the abolition oi all customs naval officers and sur veyors of customs, confining the port administration to collectors and depu ty collectors. It is also the department's intention to deprive the collectors at ports along the Great Lakes and the Canad ian border of their present perquis ites from the sale of manifest blanks and to turn this revenue into the treasury. In reducing the existing 165 customs districts to less than fifty-six, the Treasury Department's plan for plac ing each district in charge of a col lector and each port in charge of a deputy collector. No existing port will be abolished and many sub-ports will bo made ports. ANOTHER SENATOR ELECTED NASHUA, N. H., Jan. 25. ? Pro cessor \V. R. Webb, independent Dem ocrat, has been elected United States Senator. JUSTICE DE HAVEN ILL YOUNGVILLE, Calif., Jan. 25.?Jus tice John J. DeHaven, of the United States district Court is dangerously ill of cerebral hemorrhage. NEWSPAPER MAN DEAD. SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 25.?Clar ence Wilson, city editor of the Oak land Tribune, is dead. BRADY ELECTED SENATOR BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 25. ? Former Governor James H. Brady, has L-cc:; elected United Sstates Senator, to sue ceed Weldon B. Heyburn, deceased Brady is a Republican. GONE TO MORNINGSIDE 9 ?? DeDUty Marshal Fels left with Ja ; cob Dull on the Humboldt last night Dull has been committed to the Morn ! ingside asylum, at Mt. Tabor, Oregon Phone your subscription to Tin Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4. I WOMEN VOTE IN MONTANA HELENA, Mont., Jan. 25. ? The woman suffrage amendment to the State constitution has passed both Houses of the legislature. It will he submitted to the people in 1914. WOMAN ELECTOR DELIVERS THE VOTE WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. ? Mrs. Margaret Witcher, of Salt Lake City, has delivered the electoral vote of Utah to the office of the secretary of the Senate. NORWEGIAN CABINET RESIGNS CHRISTIANA, Norway, Jan. 25.? The Norwegian Cabinet has resigned, and Gunnar Knudson has been ap pointed to form its successor. AVIATOR FLIES ACROSS PYRENEES MADRID, Spain, Jan. 25.?M. Mider, a French aviator yesterday flew from Pau, France, across the Pyrenees mountains and landed in this city without mishap. SENATE RECORD IN IMPEACHMENT CASES WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.?The Sen ate has sat as a court of impeach ment in the cases of the following accused officials, with the result stated: William Blount, Senator from Ten lessee, in 1799 charges dismissed for want of jurisdiction, he having pre /iously resigned. John Pickering, Judge of the United States District Court for New Hamp shire; removed from office, in 1804. Samuel Chase, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States; acquitted; 1805. James H. Peck, Judge of the United States District Court for Missouri; ac ? quitted; 1831. West H. Humphreys, Judge of the ? United States District Court for Tcn . nessee; removed from office; 1862. Andrew Johnson, President of the United States; acquitted: 1868. William W. Belknap, Secretary of War; acquitted; 1876. Charles Swayne, Judge of the United . States Circuit Court for the Northern - District of Florida; acquitted; 1905. Miss Gertrude Hurlbut, who has ? been ill at St. Ann's hospital, has re covered and returned to her home. Patent to Issue to Coal Claim Admiralty Island WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.?A patent | is about to beissucd to George I lark raker, of Juneau, for a hundred and thirty-two acres of coal land locat-1 ed on Admiralty island. An official announcement issued by | the Interior Department with refer ! ence to the Whorf case at fort Gra-: I ham. in which a patent was ordered issued a few days ago. and the Hark-i raker case, says that "at last the In terior Department has found some claims which have been substantiated as being in compliance with the law." Ftegistrar Walker, of the local land office, says that this claim was never protested and that he issued the cer tificate for patent in 1910. This claim with the exception of the Win. G. Whorf application, at fort Graham, is only one not protested. George Harkraker located the prop erty in question in 1891, and has spent thousands of dollars in develop ment work. The coal 1h a good quality of lig nite and is located on Hoochinoo in let, about a hundred miles by water from Juneau. Several years ago quite a number of Juneau people became interested in the coal deposits near the llarkraker properties and many of them made locations. Prominently among these were Harry Malone, Harry Raymond, ('has. Garfield, ('has. Goldstein, J. ('. Mcllrfde, Joe Diggs, W. \V. Casey, K. J. .Margarie, and Dr. E. 11. Brooks. After spending over $ 15.000 in devel opment work their applications were protested and their entries conceded by the government. It is said that the llarkraker claim was inadverently overlooked in the slaughter made by the field oflicers and no protest filed, therefore the local ollice sent in the records show ing no protest George llarkraker has been in Alas ka since 1 CABLE SYSTEM APPROPRIATION WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. ? An amendment to the military appropria tions bill lias been introduced by Sena tor Jones of Washington increasing the appropriation for the Alaska cable HEIFNER WORKING ON CONSERVATION WASHINGTON, Jan. 16.?Charles G. Helfner, of Seattle, one of the Wil son leaders in the state of Washing roil, who has been here for the last few days, will go to Trenton early next week to confer with President elect Wilson. .Mr. Heifner said recently that while his talk with the persident-elect prob ably will include a number of politi cal matters, they will not discuss the matter of patronage in any way. "Gov. Wilson is too busy just now getting ready for the inauguration to be bothered about patronage." said Mr. Heifner, "and I do not intend to make any suggestions to him along this line. "I hope, however, to be able to take up the Alaska question with him, and since I am also interested in getting relief for our own state from the op-! pressive regulations of the forestry and public land services, I shall talk over the entire conservation question with Mr. Wilson. He said in his re cent speech on conservation that re pression was not true conservation, and this has given me great encour agement." Among the other Washington visit ors at the capital are Brig. Gen. Fred Llewellyn, of Seattle, adjutant gen era! of the state militia, and Charles W. Gorham, of Snohomish, former pub lic printer. Mr. Gorham is in the East on a pleasure trip and will go from here to Florida. CALIF. WOMEN LEAD FIRST JUDICIAL RECALL SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 25.?After several club women and clergymen had spoken in bitter denunciation of Police Judge Charles L. Weller today at a mass meeting, the first petition for the recall of a Judge in California was put into circulation and was signed by all the women present. The recall campaign against Judge Weller was started by members of the Oceansido Women's Club and others because of his action in reudclng from $3,000 to $1,000 the bail of Albert Hendricks, charged with assault upon a young girl. The prisoner, after gaining his liberty by depositing this sum, fled the city. Judge Weller attempted to" make a plea in his own defense, but met with a volume of hisses and catcalls that almost drove him from the platform. When he could make himself heard he argued that he had merely followed the usual custom of the police courts. He spoke of his family, of his devo-| tion to his mother and to the city and then left the platform amid a fresh out break of angry cries. Secure your tickets now for the T. H. S. BAND CONCERT at Burford's, Post Office Store, and R. P. Nelson's. They are going fast. t.f. SALE OF ORANGES IS EORBIDDEN WASHINGTON, Jan. 25.-The fed oral pure food hoard lias issued or ders forbidding the sale of frozen Cali fornia oranges and other fruits in oth er States. * BRIDEGROOM OF 31 !? NOT YEARS, FOUNDS ST. LOUIS, Jan. 24.?A romance of the circus sideshow reached its climax in St. Louis today when Juck W. C. Barnett, of Roxboro, N. C., 28 years old, 38 inches high and weighing "4 pounds, got a license to marry Miss Dorothy David Warfleld, nineteen years old, about 5 feet, 8 inches in height and weighing 130 pounds. Mrs. H. L. Morris. 7 feet 4 inches tall and weighing 120 pounds, was to be matron of honor, the couple an nounced, and her husband, a man of ordinary size, was selected as the hest man. Barnett had to be lifted upon a high stool when he was called upon to sign the application for a license at the city hall. With the stool beneath him, he stood with his head about on a level with that of the bride-to-be. Since Barnett was sixteen years old lie has traveled with the sideshows of circuses, he told a reporter. In the same circus Miss Warfield, until last April a high school girl of Baltimore, does a "mystery act." She is placed in a cabinet, but when the curtain are pulled back, Barnett explaned. she is not there, &c.. Ac. Then flowers be gin growing from a vase, also &c. Barnett said the rivalry for Miss Warfield's favor was very keen, sev eral freaks, such as the human os trich, the ossified man and the wild man, being in the race. MRS CLEVELAND HAS A RIVAL WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. ? Mrs. Champ Clark, wife of the Speaker of the House, at a reception here, con gratulated Mrs. Frances Folsoin Cleve land on her coming marriage to Prof. T. J. Preston. "Mrs. Cleveland, do you know I have fallen in love with Prof. Preston," ex claimed the Speaker's wife. "Really." said Mrs. Cleveland with much delight. "Now don't you tell anybody, but, do you know, so have I." WANT THE $34.72 QUICK WASHINGTON, Jan. 25. ? The Treasury Department gave out a news item a few days ago that tucked away in the vaults of the Treasury there was $24.72 for every man, woman and child in the United States, the per cap ita of the reserve fund. Director of the Mint Roberts yes | terday and today received about 500 letters from all parts of the country, in which the writers demanded that they be sent their $34.72 forthwith. One man, writing from the distant West, asked that his be sent in $1 bills and pennies. FOR RENT?Large furnished room, bath connecting. Inquire Empire of fice. 1-16-tf.