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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. N'O. 72. JUNEAU. ALASKA, TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS OFFICER GOES AFTER JOE M'DONALD The Government's Star Witness on the Stand Perry J. Wiley, the twelfth jur or was secured iti the Irene 1'uylor case from the special venire and the government, through Assistant Dis about four o'clock yesterday after noon. Mr. Nye. in his opening statement to the jury said, in substance: "The Government expects to show in this case that on the evening of July L'2. last, at Wrangell. in a house occupied by the defendant, who is commonly known as Irene Taylor, and by her friend Lillian Wayne, a tuan named John K. Anderson was shot by Irene. The shooting oc curred about 11 o'clock iu the eve ning. Three men had gone to the house a short time before. These three were a man named Brady and another named Anderson, both of whom will appear as witnesses, and the third was the man Anderson who was shot. They had one round of drinks with Irene, which was paid for by one of the men. Then another round of drinks was had and Irene claimed that the men must pay for that. In a controversy which eusued j on this question, Irene became ver> angry and ran from the room. She came back. and. standing near the center of the room, raised a revolver, which she had gotten a moment be fore while out of the room, and threat ened to shoot unless the men left. Standing at some distance irum ner. they were remonstrating with her and endeavoring to calm her. when she I opened fire. One bullet hit Brady in one of his toes, another passed through the door leading into the kit chen and struck Lillian Wayne in the ankle, another seems to have gone into the floor between Irene and the men. and another struck Anderson, the deceased in the chest so as to pass through or very near the upper extremity of his heart. He was sup ported out onto the walk by Brady and there collapsed and fell to the planking and soon expired. After wards Irene was arrested and admit ted that she shot Anderson." That Mr. Cheney, attorney for the Uefeuse, would plead Justifiable homi cide. was indicated by his manner of examining candidates for the jury. His opening address dispelled any lingering doubt on the subject if any existed. Mr. Cheney said in part: "The de fense will prove John Anderson. Knute Anderson, and John Brady forced the door of the defendant's house open against her protest and came in. It will be shown that the three men were all drunk and that a quarrel com menced. Defendant ordered them to leave the house and they refused to go. Then Knute Anderson struck her, and John Anderson struck her. knock ing her down. Then John Anderson boat her badly. She was bruised and hurt and in groat fear of further bod ily harm and so shot her assailant in self defense." Court adjourned after the defense had been presented and the govern ment commenced putting in evidence this morning. The first witness for the govern ment was put on this morning in the person of Deputy .Marshal Schnabel, of Wrangell. He was followed by Knute Anderson, the star witness for the prosecution. Before proceeding far Anderson was excused to let Jack Horrington. another government wit ness testify. Anderson was then re called and detailed a story in sub stance as follows: He and Brady and the deceased, John Anderson, made the rounds of the saloons and then up to the hotel where they had some drinks: then they went to Irene's place; she was standing in the door and invited them in: they entered, bought a round of drinks?then while Irene was gone to the kitchen for another round of uhuks ne mativeneiiiij uiu*f ? phonograph. Irene returned with the drinks?Brady refused to pay for them; Irene was angry and would not take pay for the broken machine, told them to leave and commenced to shoot. She fired five shots. An derson after the last shot took hold of her arm and they went out togeth er. Afterward he left the house. He was standing within six feet of Irene when she was shooting. He did not know Anderson was hurt till after ward. On cross examination, Mr. Cheney, for the defense, handled the witness rather vigorously. Drew from him the fact that he and deceased were close friends; often passed as brothers; al ways went out on sprees together; on the night in question, they had drank two drinks all around at each saloon and five all around at the hotel bar before going to Irene's place, that he was so drunk that the marshal had to help him to jail and that he was sick while there and vomited over the place. To t^c questions: "Did you not strike Irene?" and. "Did not John An derson knock her down and beat her?" and. "Did you not kick her while she was down?" he gave a negative re ply. It is quite evident from the method of cro^s examination that the defense has some startling testimony to offer. The government will probably have its case in today. TO SYNCHRONIZE | THE POWER PLANTS Today a party of mechanical and electrical engineers will survey the gas plant of the Alaska-Gastineau Co. on the beach, near Sheep creek with the idea of devising some method of synchronizing the electric current that is generated there with the power now being supplied by Salmon creek. All efforts to synchronize the power generated by the gas plant with the current obtained from the Treadwell Co.'s plant at Sheep creek failed. Since the starting of the Salmon creek power station the gas plant has been shut down. Every effort will be made to get more power and if it is possible to synchronize the gas plant with Sal mon creek the gas plant can be of material use at least until spring when a full flow of water will increase the Salmon creek station's efficiency. CONCERT RECITAL Mrs. J. V. Davis will appear in con cert recital on Tuesday. Feb. 4, at the Odd Fellows' hall. Mrs. Davis will be assisted by Mr. E. M. Mclntyre. vio linist. of Treadwell. and Mr. Fisher, the well known baritone of Juneau. Mrs. Rumo*'i and Miss Chapin will be the accompanists. A splendid pro gram will be rendered. Tickets are now on sale. HOSPITAL NOTES. Julia Early was operated upon yes terday at St. Ann's hospital by Dr. Simpson. Paul Kabler is at St. Ann's nospital. being laid up with a sore hand. W. H. CASE BUYS FRONT ST. CORNER A real estate deal involving the pay ment of a substantial sum, was closed today when \V. H. Case, the well known local business man, purchased the building and lot on the southwest corner of Front and Main streets, formerly known as the Delaney build ing. The seller was Mrs. Katherine D. Abrahams. The building has a frontage of 25 feet on Front street and 75 feet on Main street, and is two-stories in height. Mr. Case will remodel the building throughout, and will use the ground floor for store purposes and will put ina photograph studio up stairs. The lower floor is now occu pied as a salesroom by L. B. Adsit, and the second story is used as an annex to the Occidental hotel. SAM HIRSH IS STUDYING "BENZINE") Sam Hirsh is having the time of his young life in San Diego, Cal., where he and Mrs. Hirsh are comfortably lo cated in a fine bungalow. Recently Sam purchased a nice "benzine buggy." and he is having another kind of a time in learning the "hang" of the blamed thing. He hopes, how ever, in time, to make a first class "chopper" of himself. FUNERAL OF REIDEL. Paul Reidel, the old time furrier, who died at St. Ann's hospital at ten o'clock yesterday, was buried from the Catholic church this afternoon, Rev. i Father Brown officiating. Warren After J. McDonald SEATTLE. Jan. 2S.?Joel F. War ren. special agent of the Department of Justice left here several days ago, ostensibly for Los Angeles, from which place he forwarded his address. It now transpires that his mission is to extradite Joseph McDonald, in dicted at Juneau recently on a murder charge. President Taft has issued a requisition for the extradition of Mc Donald. who is under arrest at Guan ajuto, north of Mexico City. It is said that there is a possibility that the requisition of President Taft may not be honored by the Mexican government. WILSON RECEIVES ROYAL GREETINGS TRENTON, N. J., Jan. 28.?Presi dent-elect Wilson today received greet ings from the King of Spain. The greetings were conveyed by Marquis De Lavega Inclan, the Spanish royal commissioner delegated to select a site for the Spanish buildings at the San Francisco Exposition in 1015. SOME PLANS FOR GREATER JUNEAU President J. C. Ford announced through The Empire several days ago the intention of his company to dis pose of all its holdings in Juneau to persons or corporations that may de sire to improve the property?specula tors are not to be encouraged. Just before leaving yesterday Mr. Ford entered further into the com pany's plans by stating that not only the upland holdings but the water frontpropertv as well would be put on the market to people or concerns wishing to improve the same. En gineers will survey and make plats of the property in conformity with the present townsite regulations. "All of the present tenants," said Mr. Ford, "will be given the prioror ity to buy. We want the people to understand that we are not trying to take advantage of the situation for pecuniary benefit derived from the sale of this property alone. We are looking to the future. Juneau must have more room to expand and as Ju neau grows, naturally our shipping business will grow. "We shall retain enough property for the needs of our shipping business and the balance will be sold. There is a possibility that our company and the Alaska Steamship Company may get together on a plan for a Union dock?Mr. Ward seems to like the idea, but I don't particularly care for it myself?I might get indicted again. The best plan is for the city to own the dock and control it, giving every ship that comes to the port the same consideration ? a square deal is all that anyone should ask for. "While the circumstances that brought me to Juneau at this time were not of a pleasant nature, 1 am glad I came. I am now more familiar with the local situation and can real ize more fully the great future in store for Juneau." ARRIVALS ON THE GEORGIA YESTERDAY The Georgia arrived from Skagway and way ports at 10:30 last night bringing the following passengers: From Skagway?Miss G. Clark, J. Meyers, J. Dalton, and Mrs. Kennedy. From Comet?John Campito, Atelio Suckilo, F. Campito, B. B. Neiding. From Berners bay?A. Nadeau. H. E. Lee, and J. A. Crow. From Eagle river?A. S. Bailey, H. Tripp. Fred States, and H. Douaghey. W. W. CASEY IS THE RECIPIENT OF A JEWEL At the regular communication of Mt. Juneau Lodge, No. 147, F. & A. M., last night, a past master's jewel was presented to Past Worshipful master W. W. Casey. The presentation was made by Past Master R. A. Gunnison, in a graceful and eloquent address. FEMMER & RITTER See this firm for all kinds of dray lng and hauling. We guarantee sat isfactlon and reasonable prices. Coat delivered promptly. Femmer & Rlt ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor rer. Phone 314. Residence phones 402 or 403. ??? Friction Between Mines Bureau and the Navy WASHINGTON. Jan. 28.?According j to reports that seem to be well au- j thenticated, friction has developed bo- ? tween the Bureau of Mines and the Navy Department, the cause being! traceable to the government mining of coal during the past season in the i Bering river district, Alaska. From what can be gathered here, it i is learned that the naval officers who were connected with the government j coal expedition charged the ofllcials representing the Bureau of Mines who were also attached to the expedi tion, with having a desire to discred it the Bering river coal both as to quality and the quantity obtainable? in other words that the Bureau of Mines people were prejudiced for some reason or other against Alaska coal. Full information as to the al leged charges is not obtainable hut it is said they will be investigated. The British Suffragettes I Make Good Their Threat LONDON, Jan. 28.?The vendetta' announced by the suffragettes, after1 the woman suffrage bill had been1 dropped by the Parliament was begun, today in real earnest. Two thousand policemen were kept: busy dispersing belligerent suffra-; gettes; who surrounded the Parlia- i ment buildings and made incendiary speeches. A number of arrests were made. The women thronged Parliament Square In large numbers, bearing ban ners on which were all kinds of mili tant mottoes, denouncing the govern ment and the Parliament. This afternoon the women renewed their demonstrations and engaged in a pitched battle with the police. There was much violence, windows being de molished in a number of buildings. WON'T ALLOW JUDGE'S CONFIRMATION WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.?The Sen-; atorial deadlock over the question of the confirmation of nominations is still on, and although neither side exhibits any symptoms of yielding, it is possible that a compromise may be reached. Senator Poindexter, of Washington. who is a Progressive, however( an nounced today that the Senate would never confirm the appointment of Clinton W. Howard, of Bellingham, Wash., as successor to Judge C. H. Han ford, of the federal district court of the Western District of Washing ton. HARVESTOR TRUST IS REORGANIZING TUENTON, X. J., Jan. 28? Harold V. McCormick and other active head* of the International Harvester Conv pany, have filed articles of incorpor. ation of the International Harvestet Corporation, with a capital of seven- ; ty million dollars. The incorporation of the new con cern foreshadows a complete reorgan ization of the Harvester Trust, it is said. H. C. Strong Sues Alaska-Juneau Co. H. C. Strong vs. Alaska-Juneau Mining Company is the title of a new suit filed late this afternoon. The action is brought by plaintiff to restrain defendants from entering on and taking possession of the wa ter frontage and certain upland c'aimed by defendant. Strong alleges that he bought the land in question from Frank Booth, a grandson of Amatina, a native who settled upon and took possession of the land in 1881. Booth succeeded to the title and sold to Strong. The land in question is below the Shattuck mill and in close proximity of the proposed Alaska-Juneau mill site. Shackleford & Bayles are attorneys for Strong. AT THE ORPHEUM The Orpheum had another good house last night. Tonight there will be a complete change of program. APPLE SALE?Apples, 50c to $1.25. A. Olsen, Hoff cottage, east of water tanks. Free delivery. 2t. Every thing that will please a smok er may be found at BURFORD'S. FOR RENT?First-class room, f~" first class party. Private family, mod ern conveniences. Address P. O. box 436, Juneau, Alaska. l-28-6t. A SNAP! FOR SALE ?One 3%-inch Studa baker wagon, gear only. ALSO, one black mare, 'seven years old. Inquire i FEMMER & RITTER l-28-6t. j A complete line of tobacco iars and pipe racks at BURFORDS. HAWLEY INDORSED FOR SECRETARY BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 28.?The lower house of the State Legislature has indorsed former Governor James H. Hawley, for secretary of the interior. The indorsement of Governor Hawley was opposed by all the Democratic members of the House save one, the indorsement having been engineered by the Republicans. JEFEERSON SAILS FOR THE NORTH SEATTLE, Jan. 28.?The steamer Jefferson, of the Alaska Steamship Company, sailed at 11 o'clock this morning for Juneau, Skagway, and way ports. Among her passengers were the following for Juneau and Douglas: For Juneau?J. F. Everett, D. Web ster, P. J. Ackerman, S. Gnot, D. W. Terwilliger, Robert Martin, William Burns, Mrs. Dorgan and son. For Douglas?D. Dermody, August Nienle, J. Colye and wife, H. East brook and wife. REVENUE CUTTER PERSONAL NOTES Lieut. Crapster, formerly executive officer of the revenue cutter Rush is now on the Onondaga, at Norfolk. Va.; Lieut Usina, formerly engineer on the Rush, is now on the Mohawk, at New York; Lieut. Bess, navigating officer on the Rush, is now on the life saving cutter at Neah Bay, Wash.; Lieut. Lukens, formerly of the Manning has resigned from the service. *??**???**?? ? KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS ? ? Alaska Lodge, No. 1, K. of P. ? ? meets Tuesday evenig, January * * 28, 1913, at 8 o'clock. Visitors ? * and sojourning Knights are cor- ? * dlally invited to attend. ? ? G. FRANK FORREST, C.C. ? ? MARTIN GEORGE, K.R.S. ? ? *?*????***? TO JUNEAU PATRONS: I wish to announce that I am pre pared to give prompt and efficient service In delivering, coal hauling freight, baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER Phone Order 5-7 or 55 tt The Senate Will Not Recede On Canal lolls WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.?Arbitra tion of the canal toll exemption grant ed American coastwise vessels will be refused by the present Senate when the matter is laid before it for deter mination. That was made clear when the tolls exemption feature was incorporated in the bill as it became a law. There J has been virtually no change of sen timent in the Senate. American coastwise vessels were exempted from payment of tolls hy a vote of 44 to 11 in the Senate. It is predicted that approximately the same ratio of 4 to 1 will prevail on the ques tion of arbitration. The matter of arbitration was thor- j oughly discussed in connection with | the toll exemption paragraph and tin general sentiment advanced that It I was purely a domestic affair, which must not be left to an arbitral trib una!. All the possibilities of an ap peal by Great Britain to the Hague were fully understood at that time. The poll of the Senate recently shows 5 to 1 against arbitration, count ing only those who would be quoted. Four members of the Committee 0:1 Foreign Relations are firmly convinced there should have been no exemption made of American vessels. These are Senators Root, Burton, AlcCumber and Lodge. WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.?The Sen ate went into executive session this afternoon. The Republicans are try ing to force through the confirmation of the Taft nominations, declaring that they will remain' in their seats as long as they can keep a quorum. TO AGAIN ATTACK HARD COAT TRUST WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.?Attorney General Wlckersham has decided to further attack the so-called Hard Coal Trust in civil proceedings under the Sherman Anti-Trust law. This was the result of a conference held here between the Attorney Gen eral and James S. McReynolds, of New York, who was the government's coun sel in the Anthracite Trust suit decid ed by the Supreme Court a few weeks ago. The new suit, it is said, will be di rected against the so-called minor com binations of coal carrying railroads and coal companies in the Pennsyl vania fields, charges against which were dismissed by the Supreme Court without prejudice in its recent decis ion. THORPE MAY : LOSE MEDALS NEW YORK, Jan. 28.?Jas. Thorpe, the Indian holder of the title of ama teur athletic champion of the world, has confessed to the charge of profes sionalism, and has formally retired. It is likely that he will be deprived of his Olympic Games medals. Thorpe who is a graduate of the Carlisle in stitute, has a phenomenal record as j an all-around athlete, and achieved i great distinction at the Olympic; Games held last June at Stockholm.1 Sweden. ELECTROCUTION INSTEAD OLD-TIME HANGING WASHINGTON, Jan. 28. ? The J House has passed a bill substituting! electrocution for hanging in the Dis trict of Columbia. THE GRAY TO RESCUE THE BLUE NEW YOItK, Jan. 28?Mrs. Long ! street, widow of the late Confederate General Longstreet, has come to the 1 aid of General Daniel E. Sickles, the Union veteran, who is charged with embezzling $23,000 of the public funds of New York State. Mrs. Longstreet proposes to raise $24,000 among the "ragged and maimed followers of General Robert E. Lee." PROGRESSIVES MAKE PRES. TAET TIRED i WASHINGTON, Jan. 28.?President Vaft delivered the principal address: last night at a banquet given by the Southern Commercial Congress. The President said that in workaday poli ties one gets tired of the use of the term "progressive" by gentlemen who work "no progress except for plat form purposes." OCEAN-GOING SHIP THROUGH THE CANAL NEW YORK, Jan. 28.?Colonel Geo. W. Goethals, chief engineer of the Pa nama Canal, at a dinner, given last ? night in his honor at the Lehigh Uni versity club, promised that an ocean going ship would pass through the cnnal this year. LADIES' CLUB MEETS The Juneau Ladies' Musical Club will meet tonight in the school biuld ing. CANAL ZONE LAND CLAIMS WASHINGTON. Jan. 28. The set t lenient of land claims within the Canal Zone, Panama, will be entrust ed to a commission comprising two Americans and two natives of Pana ma, under the Canal Zone act. passed by Congress. President Taft lias ap pointed Prof. L. H. Rowe, of the. University of Pennsylvania, and Rol and P. Faulkner, assistant director ol the Census Bureau, as the American members of the commission. The others will be appointed by the presi dent of the Panama republic. WOMAN AND BABE KILLED BY OUTLAW WINNIPEG, .Manitoba, Jan. 28. - While a sheriff's posse was attempt ing to arrest an outlaw named John Mnran, at his home on Riding Moun tain, Baran shot and killed a woman with whom he was living, and her babe, and then escaped, completely outwitting the officers. VICTORIA MAN CUTS HIS WIFE'S THROAT VICTORIA, B. Jan. 28?Ernest Atkinson, a wealthy Englishman, who has resided here soine time, last night cut his wife's throat with a razor, and then attempted his own life. The woman's screams brought other in mates of the household to the room where Atkinson attacked his wife. She lived hut a few moments after, the as sault. Atkinson is believed to be in sane. GOV. SULZER AFTER STOCK EXCHANGE ALBANY, N. Y., Jan. 28.?Governor Sulzer in a special message sent to the legislature today, urges State sup ervision and regulation of the New York Stock Exchange. KING GEORGE ILL LONDON, Jan. 28.?A rumor is cur runt that the King's health is unsat isfactory. A recent cold coupled with chronic dyspepsia, it is feared may possibly have affected his heart. HUGHES ELECTED SENATOR. TRENTON, N. J? Jan. 28.?Both houses of the New Jersey legislature, sitting separately, elected former Con gressman William Hughes, Democrat, ? to the United States Senate.