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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
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
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 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.
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.
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
The jury failed to reach a verdict in
the "transportation" case and was dis
charged this morning by Judge Over
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.
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.
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.
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.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 27.?Gover
nor Ernest Lister has removed Hamil
ton Higday, one of the state board of
Industrial Insurance Commissioners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
. 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.
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
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.
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
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
\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?"
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
? 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. *
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.
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.
! 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.
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.
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

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