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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. NO. 71. JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS " 1 I _ _ _ " A.-G. Company Now Using Their Own Power The formal opening of the Alaska Gastineau Company's Salmon creek power station took place yesterday, bat as a matter of fact, ever since six o'clock Saturday night. 500 horse power of electrical energy has been racing over the transmission wires from the generators at the station to the motors at the Perseverance mine. The men have been working night and day in order to hasten the instal lation of the machinery and to get it in practical working condition. Se\ enil days ago. as announced in The Empire, the water was turned on and the pipe and flumes cleaned out. since which time the machinery has been getting in condition to stand ac tual work. Saturday night everything seemed to be all right, therefore the new energy was given a load to carry i and it has been carrying it success- j fully ever since. This, however, is but the first unit that is to be established in the same power house and it is only turning out at the present time one eighth of capacity of the generator. When j complete this power station will have two generators with a combined ca pacity of 4,000 h. p. Another power station at the upper dam will gener-j ate 2,000 additional horse power. General Manager B. L. Thane says that through the untiring efTorts of the men. engineers and mechanics, power has been delivered to Super intendent Jackson at the Persever ance mine ten days earlier than had been hoped for. and that he feels very grateful toward all of them." j "We are now getting enough power, to carry the load of one air compres sor." said .Mr. Thane, "but Mr. Jack-; son is calling for more and needs it to complete the work on time. The power we are getting now is all we had hoped for under the circumstances and I am well pleased with the re sults." The generator moves smoothly and the transmission cable handles the current in good shape. Mr. Thane says that he is much pleased with the work of Mr. Pullen, the company's chief electrician and that he is to re main in charge of the operative force. Salmon creek will have a busy seas on next year and this division of the company's development project will be in charge of John Wilcox, of the present engineering corps. Mr. Harry Wollenberg will continue to be chief engineer. The big dam project has called for a great deal of investigation and research. Some of the ablest en gineering firms in the country have been consulted and have had their men on the ground. F. G. Baum. of the firm of Baum & Wise, San Fran cisco. has been retained as consult ing engineer. Mr. Wollenberg's plans were submitted to these authorities and passed upon with not a single change being suggested. In the mat ter of computing the construction work there has not been a variation of more than 2,000 yards over the estimates furnished by Wollenberg. which is a very close margin on a work of this magnitude. The plans are now complete for the great dam and work will start in the early spring. The party attending yesterday's in spection of the new power station and the initial performance of the new machinery, consisted of General Man ager B. L. Thane and Mrs. Thane, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. R. Whipple, Mr. and Mrs. John Wilcox. Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Pond. Chief Engineer Harry Wol lenberg. Miss Wollenberg, Fred Stev enson. Superintedent H. J. Jackson, of the Perseverance mine, and E. A. Zacheau. construction foreman for the General Electric Company. ANNA TAYLOR I ON TRIAL NOW Anna May Taylor, indicted for manslaughter over the killing of John ' E. Anderson, at Wrangell on July 22. last,, went to trial in the district court this morning. Immediately upon the dismissal of the jury on the transportation case! the Taylor case was called. Attorney Cheney, for the defense, said they [ were ready to go to trial and the work of securing a jury was begun. Five had been chosen from the regular pan el before noon. The regular panel was exhausted j at 3:15 and a special venire of five' ordered. Nearly all the peremptories so far have been by the prosecution. The following have been accpted j from the regular panel: J. H. King.; \V. H. McBlaine. Frank Wilson. S. H. Yeomans. L. T. Merry. Jas. Beau champ. Ben Learning, C. E. Carpenter. John J. Kosnakoff. Charles Hopp, and Harry Ashball. PEAR DIPHTHERIA MAY BE EPIDEMIC Superintendent A. <iv. Beattie, ofthe Indian school, will leave on the Geor gia tomorrow for Hoonah an;i Sitka to investigate rumors that diphtheria had I ecome epidemic at the former place. Mr. Beattie received a letter from Mr. Dunforth. one of the teach ers at Hoonah statins: that there was a disease prevalent that resembled diphtheria. Marshal Faulkner was ad vised by wire that a case of diphtheria was taken from TVnakee to Sitka. It is reported that the case taken from Tenakee was very bad and that the nurse who went along is now stricken with it also. Mr. Beattie will be accompanied by Dr. F. I*. Goddard. and the cases at Hoonah will be diagnosed. If the scourge is prevalent Mr. Beattie will take steps to prevent further spread and disaster. FATHER OF WATERS ON THE RAMPAGE MEMPHIS. Tenn., Jan. 27.?A half million acres of the richest Missis sippiriver delta lands, are Inundated and hundreds of families are ma rooned by the floods. Finest line of Calabash pipes in Alaska at BURFORD'S JURY DISAGREES; IS DISCHARGED The jury failed to reach a verdict in the "transportation" case and was dis charged this morning by Judge Over field. The case went to the jury at 6:30 Saturday night and after midnight it became apparent that a verdict was doubtful. Yesterday they reported that they were unable to agree but ?Judge Overfield sent them back for further deliberations. This morning Foreman L. T. Merry announced that they had worked con scientiously to arrive at a verdict but that it was found to be impossible to reach an agreement. The court on hearing the report dismissed the jury from further con sideration of the case. The case has not been set for a new trial as yet There are various stories told as to how the Jury stood. One to the ef fect that they were eight for convic tion and four for acquittal: another that nine were for acquittal and 3 for conviction; still another story is that the jury was grouped in its opin ions?some wanting to acquit one de fendant and convict another. The opinions were so varied and set that an agreement was impossible. D'strlct Attorney Hustgaru ttiinKs the instructions to the jury being fav orable to the defense caused the dis agreement. Attorneys for the de fense think that the instructions fav orable to the prosecution brought about the failure to get a verdict. The average layman attending the trial thinks that there never was a possi bility of an agreement in a case so complicated as this turned out to be. The fact that the jury at one stage of the trial called for a reading of the indictment because they had lost track of whom or what was on trial, denmonstrates that there was much doubt. That there should be a differ ence of opinion in the general sum ming up is no surprise to many. EEMMER & RITTER See this firm for all kinds of drav m;r and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. Coai delivered promptly. Fcmmer & Rit ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone 314. Residence phones 402 or 403. Every thing that will please a smok er may be found at BURFORD'S. Subscribe for The Empire. JUDGE J. J. DeHAVEN DIES AT NAPA, CAL. NAPA. Calif., Jan. 27.?Justico John J. De Haven, of the federal district court, of San Francisco, died in a sanitarium here today, of hemorrhage of the brain. Judge De Haven was appointed to the federal court in 1897 by President McKinley. CONGRESSMAN DIES AT LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES. Calif., Jan. 27. ? Congressman Sylvester Clark Smith, of the eighth district is dead here to day. He had been in poor health for some time. Mr. Smith was born in 1858 at Mount Pleasant, Iowa. He emigrated to California in 1879, lo cating in Kern County, and was ad mitted to the bar in 1885. Subse quently he became editor of the Kern County Echo, published at Bakers field, which he still owns. He was elected to the fifty-ninth Congress and lias served continuously since taking his seat. INSURANCE COMMISSIONER LOSES HIS JOB OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 27.?Gover nor Ernest Lister has removed Hamil ton Higday, one of the state board of Industrial Insurance Commissioners. JOHN PAUL JONES' BODY LAID TO REST ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 27. ? The body of Admiral John Paul Jones has at last been placed in its final resting place in the crypt under the United States naval academy. DONALD HALEY FALLS OVERBOARD Yesterday evening about six o'clock young Donald Haley, aged twelve, was wading through snow along the edge of the Pacific Coast dock. The quar termaster on the Curacao sang out a warning to the venturesome lad. Donald looked up, lost his tooting and fell into the icy waters of the chanuel. He had the presence of mind to grasp a piling after being submerged two or three times and he clung to it desperately. In the meantime the quartermaster slid down the pile to the boy's res cue. A rope was lowered and the youngster hoisted on top and after him the quartermaster. Tho quartermaster was badly bruised on the piling while going to the boy's rescue, and Donald also is bruised from the fall overboard. Young Haley fell off the roof of the C. W. Young store some time ago. He told his mother last night that he didn't want to play around the dock any more. WARM SPRINGS PARTY RETURNS The Georgia brought a party of eight from Warm Springs Saturday night. The party consisted of S. L. Colwell, G. M. Chambers, Charles Har per, Al. Harper, Al. Wincheli, M. F. Wain, Geo. Smith, and Elmer Wood. The first five named are all of Sew ard, the other three from Cordova. They have been sojourning at the springs for the.past two months, and have nothing but praise for the bath ing resort at Baranoff. It is the in tention of the Cordova men to stop in Juneau. All of the Seward mem bers of the party save Mr. Colwell.j have taken passage on the Curacao for the South, but will return in Febru ary. Mr. Colwell will probably go west on the next Alameda. GEORGIA'S INCOMING PASSENGER LIST 1 The Georgia arrived from Sitka " Saturday night at 11 o'clock bringing ' the following passengers: From Baranoff?G. R. Longdate, A. Winchel, G. M. Chambers, S. L. Col well, Geo. Smith, Elmer Woods. A. F. Warren, Chas. Harper, Al. Harper. From Sitka?Alex Kashnakoff, A. C. i Goddard, Joe Lehuer, Pat Regan. From Tenakee?Martin Covich, Mike Jerich, Geo. Dale, D. Hirsh, B. Mc i David, and G. D. McDonald. From Killisnoo?H. Skarboy, Jas. Lawler. From Gypsum?E. J. Carlisle, and Chas. Johnson. From Hoonah ? Steve Kane, and Martin Hoist. President Wilson Will See Alaska Himself WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.?According to information that he has imparted to a number of Congressmen, who have recently visited Trenton, N. J., President-elect Wilson has planned to visit Alaska and the Philippines, us soon as possible after his inaugura tion, and make a personal investiga tion of conditions obtaining in both countries. c The trip to the Philippines will be I made following the adjournment of the special esssion of Congress, and the Alaska trip soon after he has re turned from the Philippines. Mr. Wilson also stated that he in tended to investigate the Alaska sit uation with especial rcfernce to the :oal lands. WHAT SHALL BE DONE WITH UNALGA The revenue cutter Unalga, last heard from at Aden, Arabia, Is ex pected to reach Juneau about April 1. and this fact has caused some dis cussion as to accommodations for berthing the vessel here. A well known citizen said today that the stationing of the Unalga at this point would mean a disbursement of from $5,000 to $6,000 per month all the year round, and he pointed out that it is highly essential that the mat ter of securing a berth for the vessel j be taken up at this time. If berth ing accommodations are not provided here the Unalga may make her head quarters at Sitka, where there is a government dock, or at Ketchikan. \n expenditure of sixty or seventy thousand dollars a year is not to be overlooked. . It was also pointed out that when the revenue cutter Rush was located here there was a monthly disburse ment of about $15,000, but in the case of the Unalga, being a much larger vessel the amount will be practically doubled. The Rush was berthed at the People's dock, while stationed here, and that dock was too small for the ship and the Unalga will need a more commodious berth. The Ju neau man thinks that the matter is of sufficient importance for some im mediate action to be taken. (.'apt. B. M. Chiswell, now of the cutter Tahoma, and formerly in com mand of the Rush, will have command of the Unalga, when she arrives, re lieving Capt. Crisp, who is bringing her to this coast. SUFFRAGETTES DECLARE A VENDETTA LONDON, Jan. 27. ? The Asquith I ministry has dropped the entire bill1 providing for woman suffrage in Great Britain. The bill was not in-1 troduccd, however, as a government1 measure, but its withdrawal is due i to tlio action of the Parliament. As a result of the collapse of the bill the suffragettes have declared a suffrage vendetta, which will be led by Mrs. Emmelinc Pankhurst, the mil itant leader of the Suffragettes. WILSON FAVORS II HEALTH BUREAU HOBOKEN, N. J., Jan. 27.?Presi-: dent-elect Wilson in an address at the I home of Mrs. Carrie B. Alexander, de-: I clares that he was in favor of the 11 creation of a national health bureau. 11 ARRIVES WITH |l WASHINGTON'S VOTE ; WASHINGTON. Jan. 27. ? Alfred , Haynes, editor of the Prosser Record er. l'rosser Wash., has arrived here . with the electoral vote of the State of Washington. QUAKER NIMROD WANTS INFORMATION ( \V. H. Case, of this city, who last ' fall made a successful hunting trip in ( the Cook inlet country, an account of which was published in a Seattle pa per, has received numerous letters of inquiry from hunters in the States. One of these is from C. F. Ohliger, of the H. J. Heinz Co., Pittsburgh, Pa., which shows that there is a large field for the dissemination of information in the purlieus of the Smoky City. Mr. Ohliger wants to know the kind of equipment required; whether the Alaska hunter experiences ex treme temperatures, snowstorms and snowdrifts, and how he camps at night, and he naively remarks that in a re cent trip through Wyoming he used a pneumatic rubber mattress and a sleeping bag, but even these in addi tion to heavy blankets were not suf ficient to keep him oomfortable at night. Mr. Ohliger wants to know the kind of gun to use, and whether there .ire restrictions on the use of automat ic guns. And finally he desires to know what length of time woifd b- . accessary "to secure a single trophy of moose, bear, caribou, and mountain sheep without the use of dogs, and what season of the year would be best for this purpose?" MINE LABORER IS SLIGHTLY INJURED John Nelson, employed by the Alas ka-Gastineau Company, was slightly Injured about the head a couple of days ago and was taken to St. Ann's today for treatment HEIKES MUSI (jU TO THE "PEN" WASHINGTON. Jan. 27. ? The United States Supreme court has af firmed the sentence passed by the ower court upon Charles Heikes, sec -etary of the American Sugar Com pany. Heikes was convicted in the federal district court of New York on an indictment charging him with lefrauding the United States govern ment by false weight in the weighing of sugar imported from foreign coun ties. He was sentenced to serve a :erm of two years. TO CONNECT TWO CITIES BY TROLLEY OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 27? Articles of incorporation have been filed here of a company which proposes to build a trolley line between Portland and Seattle. The capital stock is $10, 000,000. The promoters are mostly Portland capitalists. MANY TAKE A PEEP AT "HELL" The Orpheum Theatre was crowded to the doors last night at the first performance and many had to stand. The attractive features were a come dy skit by the Brattons and the pre sentation of motion pictures repre senting "Dante's Divine Comedy" or poetical vision of hell. While the work is artistic and the pictures show well, a great many people would be better satisfied if Mr. Spickett would put on more cheerful subjects. DRESSED LUMBER BOYCOTT TO BE LIFTED SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27.?Presi dent C. S. Moore, of the Panama and Pacific International Exposition, has promised the Associated Chambers of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest, that the boycott on dressed lumber of the Puget Sound mills would be lifted. W. E. Gibson, president of the Oak land Chamber of Commerce has been elected president of the Associated chambers. The only place in Juneau where you can buy Augustine & Kyer's famouf candles Is at Bnrriif*ar's Postoffict i Store. A fresh shipment just received Report Will Say ! hat a Money Trust Exists WASHINGTON, Jan. 27?Upon the authority of a member of the I'ujo Money Trust Investigation commitee, it is declared that the report of the committee will state that a Money Trust actually exists. The report will further Htate that the trust is controlled by J. Plerpont Morgan, George F. Baker, president of the First National Hank, of New York, and James Stillman, president of ilu? National City Hank, a Standard Oil in* , stitution. New York Stock Exchange Challenges the Government NEW YORK, Jan. 27. ? The New York Stock Exchange has filed a brief with the Pujo committee which lias been investigating the existence. of an alleged .Money Trust. In its brief the New York instuti tion flatly denies the right of the federal government to compel a cor poration to regulate its affairs. It is strongly asserted that there can be no regulation ol' State corporations within the power of the Congress, but the brief states: "We are far from asserting that the State is without the power of regulation." The issue between the rights of States to control their own internal affairs without interference from the federal government is sharply defined by the attorneys for the Slock Ex change, who prepared the brief. JOHNSON WINS I SOLOMON DERBY NOME, Jan. 27. ? John Johnson, with his team of Siberian wolf dogs was the winner of the Solomon Der by on Saturday. The route was from ! Nome to Solomon, and return, a dis lance of sixty-four miles. Johnson's , time was six and a half hours. There were six entries, among them Scotty Allen, who drove Mrs. C. E. Darling's team, twice winners of the All-Alas ka Sweepstakes. TURKS CAN'T GET A NEW MINISTRY CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 27.?The I New Turkish Ministry has not been j completed, and considerable difficulty is being experienced in inducing prom incut Turks to accept portfolios. The last to refuse is Hakki Pasha, who was offered the portfolio of minister of foreign affairs. RAILROAD TRACKS ARE DESTROYED BY REBELS EL PASO, Tex., Jan. 27.?News re ceived here today is to the effect that Mexican rebels are again active in the country south of Juarez, and that they have destroyed the railroad track in a number of places. FOR THE END OF THE WORLD IS AT HAND Bound to Come This Year According to Holy Writ, Says a Pastor. DES MOINES, la., Jan. 27.?"There won't be any Panama Pacific Exposi tion. Those poor, miguided persons on the Pacific Slope are wasting their money. They had better be directing their energies in preparation for Judg ment Day. For the good Lord is go ing to bring this world to an end In 1913." This was the declaration here by the Rev. W. D. Parkhurst, pastor of l he First Adventist church, who backed his assertion with many ques tions from the Bible. Ho also pointed to the Balkan war as partial proof of his prediction. "All the seas and rivers and foun tains will turn to blood," said Park hurst. "Hailstones weighing 57 pounds will fall, and the sun will ho so hot that man will literally be burned alive. Next summer will be so hot that peo ple will be cooked on their bones. When you turn the kitchen faucet next July warm blood will flow, and the soft skin of women will break out in loathsome sores and seven plagues will devastate the earth." Dr. Parkhurst advises the people to read the 24th chapter of Matthew, verse 27, if they don't believe it. ? MASONS! * ? A stated communication of * * Mt. Juneau Lodge, No. 147, F. * * & A. M., will be held at Odd * i * Fellows' hall, tonight, Jan. 27. * i * Work in M. M. Degree. * > ? J. F. PUOH. Secretary. * GREEK EORCES RENEW ATTACK ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 27.?Crown Prince Constantino, the commander of the Greek forces, lias renewed his attack upon the Turkish lines at Hi zanlkey and Janiua. VIENNA, Jan. 27.?Dispatches from Constantinople state that Turkey has resumed the defense of the Tchatalja llii. s, and the Bulgarians have made a general attack along the entire front. ! WILL SUPPORT JONLS COAL BILL SEATTLE, Jan. 27.?A private dis patch received here says that Senator Robert M. LaPollette will vigorously | support the coal land bill introduced in the Senate by Senator Jones, of Washington. The Jones bill provides 'that when applications for patents have been rejected, the applicants may begin suit in a federal court to compel the issuance of patents. CHINA DECLARES SHE WILL KEEP MONGOLIA ! PEKING, China, Jan. 27. ? Presi i dent Yuan, of the Chinese republic in replying to the contention that Mongolia could not remain in United China, declared that China intends to keep Mongolia at all hazards. This declaration is supposed to have been made for the purpose of inform ing Russia that she can only secure Mongolia by conquest. WOMAN ATTACKS FISHER WASHINGTON, Jan. 27.?Mrs. Hel en Pierce Gray, who as an investiga . tor of Crow Indian affairs has been the center of more than one storm, stirred the Senate Indian Affairs Com mittee recently, when she charged that Indians had been murdered to get tliern out of the way; that Secretary Fisher and Senator Dixon bad made statements "deliberately untrue," and . that if she had opportunity to pro duce all her evidence "Secretary Fish er would be connected up with one of the most gigantic steals going on i.i the United States today." The Secretary and the Senator ob jected vigorously to such general charges. Members of the committee demanded that Mrs. Gray produce proofs aud Secretary Fisher agreed readily to produce any evidence in his possession. The hearing, which was on Senator Townsend's resolution to send the Crow records to the Depart ment of Justice for investigation, went over. TRAFFIC MANAGER DEAD SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Jan. 27.?H. A. Hansen, Chicago manager of the National Freight Traffic Bureau, died here on Saturday night from the ef fects of escaping gas in his room in a hotel.