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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
V;;I , N0 73> JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS A Pioneer of Juneau j Passes to the Beyond Daniel Kennedy, lovingly called "Uncle Dan" by the people of Juneau, is dead. Mr. Kennedy had been cou fined to his bed for many weeks and had stiff* red much from dropsy and complications arising from age and general debility. Last evening.attend ed by two of his four sons and their mother, he passed into the last peace ful sleep. The end was not unex pected. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock. Kev. Father Brown will officiate. Members of the Association of 'ST Pioneers will at tend in a body. Daniel Kennedy was born at Bray Common. County Dublin. Ireland, on July 4. 1832. He came to Philadel phia when eleven years of age and ten years later crossed the Isthmus of Panama enroute to California, car ried there by the fierce surging of the gold fever of those days. Nearly all of his active life was devoted to pros pecting and mining. From Califor nia he drifted up into Oregon and on to Washington. In the latter State he worked through Okanogan County. He also went to Kootenay, British Co lumbia. In 1*74 he became one of the Cassiar stampeders and from that time on became a fixture in the North. During the winter of '76. instead of remaining in Wrangell, as was the habit of Cassiar miners, .Mr. Kennedy went to Sitka. Here he met and coarted Catherine Kvasnikoff, the daughter of a Hussion missionary sent from Moscow. They were married at Sitka on Thanksgiving Day, 1878. Two sons were born here, John and Daniel, both of whom are now in Ju ueau. Mr. Kennedy settled in Juneau the spring of 1881 and sent to Sitka for his family in the summer of the same year. James, their next son was the first white child born in Juneau. He is now iu Skagway and is manager of Clayson's store at that place. Edward, the next son, died in young manhood. George, the youngest, aged 24, is now in Cordova, and is manager for Mr. Clayson's store at that place. In 1883 Mr. Kennedy accepted the position of night watchman for the then small village of Juneau, which position he held for nine years, and then went with his family taking up a coal claim at Kachamak bay. Here lie also established a trading post but became dissatisfied and returned to Juneau two years latter. He again resumed his post as night watchman, which he held until retired on a pen sion by Mayor Valentine in 1911. De ceased was SI years of age and a mem ber of the Juneau Pioneers of '87. Harkrader's Coal Ranks Pittsburg's The announcement that the govern ment was about to issue patent to Ceo. ilarkradcr for the coal claiii^un Admiralty island, which he has held and developed for the past twenty years, has created a great deal of in terest about town. Strange as it may seem to a wide awake community like Juneau, there are very few in town who can tell where the coal claim in ' question is located, and a still lesser' number have any idea of the quality of coal contained in the mine. Mr. Harkrader. who came to this section in 1^74 from the Cassiar. is very familiar with the section in which his coal is located. He says that a section twelve miles square is known to contain the same coal deposit. It is located on an inner bay connecting with Hooznahoo inlet. The property is reached through a narrow and tor turous channel leading into Admiral ty island. The distance from Danger point, near Killisnoo to the property is twelve miles by water and when the tide is running through the channel it develops a ten-mile current. Kil lisnoo is on the path of sea-going ships. The distance across country from Killisnoo to the mines is only six miles. The land is comparatively lev el and railroad building would be aj simple matter. The coal vein has a width of 14 feet between walls. It is divided, how ever, into four seams with strata of fire clay between. A shaft has been sunk on the property following the dip of the vein, something like 60 degrees, to a depth of 230 feet At this point the vein assumes a more obtuse angle. A hoist, boiler, pump, cabin and other property used in de velopment are still on the ground. A great many think the coal is a ? lignite. An analysis was made of this coal on Dec. 18, 1893, by C. A. Luck hardlt, of San Francisco, who was as sayer for the Comstock and Gold Hill i mints, at Virginia City, Nevada. .Mr. Luckhardt says: "Anaylsis of sample 31724 proved it to be a bitum inous coking coal, containing: Fixed Carbon 61.8% Volatile 31.1% Ash 3.2% Moisture microscoptic and Water 3.9% Specific Gravity 1.306 "Properly classified it is a good steam and gas coal, will yield 65% in very fair coke. It compares favor ably with the Pittsburg coals, stand ing between these coals and the Nova Scotia coals, the percentage of vola tiles to fixed carbon corresponding to those of this coal; it is a better coal than either owing to its low percent age of ash." SERIOUSLY HURT IN A RUNAWAY WASHINGTON. Jan. L'9. - While horseback .Mini; yesterday afternoon with Miss Heicn Taft, Miss Martha Bowers, <!a:..;ht'. r of the late Solicitor Gent ra! Lloyd Bowers, was thrown from her mount and dangerously in jured. Miss*. Bowers' hors* became fright ened and ran away, and she was thrown violently on the street pave ment. COURT NOTES Thi case of S. Kohn et all vs. Alas ka-Juneau Mining Company, wherein a hear ins; was ordered at 10 a. m. to day. was continued until 10 a. m. Fri day. Slaja Deretich seems to have trou ble getting an attorney: A. W. Fox was allowed to withdraw. W. L. Bay less was then appointed but he asked to be relieved and Judge Gunnison was appointed todav. WANTED?To rent furnished house in good locality. Address X.Y.Z. Em pire office. GOVERNOR SULZER SUBSCRIBES $100 \i.BANY, N. Y., Jan. 29.?Governor William Sulzer has subscribed one hundred dollars to the fund being raised to wipe out the $25,000 short age of General Daniel E. Sickles. PIONEERS OF '87 TO MEET TONIGHT All members of the Alaska Associa tion of '87 Pioneers are requested to meet at the store of Emery Valen tine tonight at seven o'clock to make arrangements for the funeral of Dan iel Kennedy. A SNAP! FOR SALE ?One 3%-inch Studa fcaker wagon, gear only. ALSO, one black mare, seven years old. Inquire KEMMER & RITTER l-28-6t. DR. FISHER DEAD WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.?Rev. Dr. Daniel W. Fisher, father of Secretary of the Interior Walter L. Fisher, is dead. No Hope of Peace ************ * LONDON, Jan. 29.?The peace * * negotiations have ended in fall- * ure. The Balkan peace envoys * have united in a joint note to * * the powers setting forth the * * situation that confronted them * in the negotiations for peace, * * and they ask the intervention * * of the powers. * * ?? * CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 29. * * The German Ambassador in a * * speech here notified the pow- * * ers that they "must keep their * * hands off the Turkish posses- * * sions in Asia. ***********?* FORMER ALASKAN ELECTED SENATOR CARSON CITY, Nov., Jan. 29.?Key Pittman, of Tonopah, was elected United States Senator by the legisla ture yesterday. Pittmau is a Demo crat and he was the choice of the peo ple at the primaries in November. He is a lawyer by profession and came to Tonopah from Alaska in 1902. Key Pittman is a native of Tennes see, and in the early nineties he set tled at Mount Vernon. Wash., and be gan the practice of law. In 1897 he joined the stampede to the Klondike, and engaged in mining. In the sum mer of 1889 he went to Nome where he became interested in mining and he also engaged in the practice of his profession, and was the first city at torney of that town. In 1902 he left Nome and went to Tonopah, Nevada, where he soon had a lucrative law practice. He was a candidate for United States Senator in 1910. his op ponent being the late Senator Nixon.j who defeated him by a small major 1 ity. LOST HUSBAND'S LOVE AND THEN SUICIDED SEATTLE. Jan. 29.?Mrs. Helen Mil ler, wife of Captain Ernest .Miller, a well known Alaskan, who suicided it Ballard, on Monday night, is said to have committed the act. because she had lost her husband's love. RIVER AND HARBOR BILL PASSES HOUSE WASHINGTON. Jan. 29. ? The House has passed the Rivers and Har bors bill, with no material changes. The bill carries appropriations of $40, 000.000. GLAVIS SAYS HE HAS BEEN LIBELED SAN FRANCISCO. Cal.. Jan. 29 ? Louis Glavis, late secretary of the Cal ifornia Conservation Commission, has brought suit against a number of Cal ifornia newspapers for libel. Glavis was charged with questionable meth ods in his dealings with a number of lumber companies, through which, it was alleged, he profited to the extent of $40,000. MRS. FISHER'S DISCOVERY JACKSONVILLE, Ills., Jan. 29. ? Mrs. G. T. Fisher, of Joplin. Mo., who is here on a visit, has just discovered tmat she is the mother of Mrs. Lesh. recently acquitted of the murder of two women at Sedalia. Mo. DR. SLOANE RETURNS Dr. L. O. Sloane returned on the Princess May from a trip to New York, London and Berlin, where he was engaged in post graduate work of his profession. Dr. Sloane left Ju neau last September, and he says that he greatly enjoyed his visit abroad. ? ??***??**?* * B. P. O. E. * * Juneau Lodge, No. 420, B. P. * * O. E., will hold its regular ses- * * sion this (Wednesday) evening * * at 8 o'clock, at Elks' hall. A * * full attendance is requested. * * H. J. TURNER, Secy. * ************ A complete line of tobacco jars and pipe racks at BURFORDS. Railroad Commission to I Ask For More Time WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.?It is in-.r timated that the report of the Alas- [ ka Railroad Commission, which will! ( be submitted to the President this t week for transmission to Congress,, t will point out that there was not s enough time given the commisshion to n study the subject for which the com- t nission was appointed. The report, therefore, will ask that "onuress make a further appropria ion, and that the commission be uu horized to continue the work next ummer, when conditions will be nuch more favorable for its prosecu ion. fifty Moros Killed In a Battle With Americans WASHINGTON, . Jan. 29. ? Dis-i patches received here by the War De-1 partment, state that fifty Moros were; slain in a recent battle with the Amer ican troops near Jolo, in the province . of Mindanao. It is also learned that the feeling of unrest is spreading throughout the isl ands, and outbreaks at a number of re mote points have been reported. Civil War Breaks Out In the Turkish Army VIENNA, Jan. 29.?Dispatches re ceived here by the Ueichspost, state that a bloody conflict has taken place behind the Tchatalja lines, between adherents of the late Nazitu Pasha, and supporters of the Young Turk party. The combat lasted several hours and there were many casualties. It is also reported tliat the Fourth army corps, under the command of Abuk Pasha, is marching on Constan tinople, with the avowed intention of overthrowing the Sulton and his gov ernment. Nazim Pasha's followers declare that his shooting by members of the Young Turk party in the street, a few days ago, was the result of a plot. Charges Graft In the Philippines Government WASHINGTON, Jan. 29?Chairman i Jones, of Insular Affairs Committee, of the House, in a speech this fore noon made a sensational attack with reference to the government of the Philippines. During the course of his speech he demanded independence | for the Filipinos, and charged that < there was graft in the administration ' of the Philippine islands, Jones was frequently interrupted during the debate which developed some Democratic opposition to inde pendence for the Philippine people. SUGGESTIONS EOR CABINET WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. ? Numer-j ous suggestions have been presented to President-elect Woodrow Wilson I within the last few days in connection with the portfolios of the Secretary of the Interior and Attorney-General. He committed himself on none. Rep resentative Heflin, of Alabama; Car lin, of Virginia; Floyd, of Arkansas; McGillicuddy. of Maine, and Davis, of Virginia, the last four being members of the House judicial committee, came to urge the chairman of that commit-) tee. Representative Clayton, of Ala bama, for appointment as Attorney General. They presented his record in the prosecution of the Archbald case, his activity in behalf of the laws governing contempt cases and re ferred to his term ns District Attorney in Alabama. State Chairman Hudspeth, of New Mexico, suggested A. A. Jones, Demo ?ratic National Committeeman from ?'>at State, for Secretary of the Inter 'or. For the same portfolio, Senator Perky, of Idaho, and B. It. Gray, State chairman of the Idaho Democratic committee, set forth the merits of ^x-Governor Hawley of that State. Uawley's name has been presented by Senators Chamberlain, of Oregon, and Newlands, of Nevada, together with those of ex-Governor Norris, of Montana; Joseph N. Teal, of Oregon, and State Chairman Altman, of Ne vada. Senator Perky declared that these men and ex-Governor Adams, of Colorado, whose name soon would be ^resented by the new Senator from Colorado, were acceptable as Secre tary of the Interior to all the Sena 'ors representing public land States. The only place in Juneau where you can buy Augustine & Kyer's famous candies is at Barragar's Postofflce Store. A fresh shipment Just received SEVEN SENATORS ARE ELECTED SANTA FE, N. M., Jan. 29.?A. B. Fall, has been re-elected United States ; Senator. Senator Fall Is a Republi I can. j LITTLE ROCK, Aril., Jan. 29.?Will iam Kavanaugh, Democrat, has been I elected United States Senator for the ' short term ending on March 3, next. He succeeds the late Senator Jeff Davis, whose term expires on that | date. | Senator-elect Kavanaugh is presi dent of theSouthern Baseball League. COLUMBIA, S. C., Jan. 29.?United States Senator Benjamin Ryan Till man was re-elected yesterday. He has served continuously in the Senate since 1895. TOPEKA, Kas., Jan. 29. ? Judge William H. Thompson, Democrat, of Garden City, has been elected United States Senator to succeed Senator Charles Curtis. Judge Thompson was the choice of the people at the Novem ber primary election. AUSTIN, Tex., Jan. 29.?Representa tiveMorris Sheppard, of Texarkana, was elected for the short term end ing March 3, and the long term begin ning on March 4. CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 29?The Senatorial deadlock In the State Leg islature was broken yesterday by the j re-election of United States Senator Francis E. Warren. Senator Warren was first elected to the United States Senate in 1890, and has served con tinuously since that time. Secure your tickets now for the J. H. S. BAND CONCERT at Buvford's, j Post Office Store, and R. P. Nelson's. ' They are going fast. t.f. Irene Taylor Tells her Story of the Tragedy The case of Irene Taylor continues to draw a large number of spectators at the federal court. The government rested this morning. Richard Brady, who was one of the parties at the shooting affray followed Knute An derson yesterday, his testimony was not altogether in accord with tiiat of Anderson. The prosecution again re called Knute Anderson and then-put Dr. L. P. Dawes on the stand; Depu ty Marshal Schnabel followed and then W. G. Thomas, the commission er of Wrangell testified. This morning Peter Usher, a 12-year old Indian boy. who arrived on the Princess May last night testified to finding the revolver with which the shooting was done; Dr. Dawes was again recalled and he was followed by Commissioner Thomas again. Pet er Dahl gave some brief testimony for the government, when the prosecu tion rested. The defense first put on Walter Clarke; then Lillian Wayne, who had been subpoenaed by the government; then Mrs. Schnabel, wife of the depu ty marshal at Wrangell. Lilly Palm er testified for the defense after which Irene Taylor went on the stand in her own defense. The story as related by the defend ant in substance Is as follows: The men, Brady. Knute Anderson, and John Anderson, came to the place drunk. She ordered them to leave. Brady asked for a cigaret; she refused ! to give it stating she had none: Knute i Anderson called her a vile name; told j her she had to get it, and struck her on the jaw. John Anderson also struck her in the breast, almost knocking her down, hut she caught herself against the stove. Knue An dcrasn kicked her. She went into an other room and returned with u revolv er and ordered them to leave;they ; called her vile names and refused to budge. She fired into the floor then to the left and away from them. Then they made a rush for her, Anderson, the man who was killed, knocked her down and lay on her beating her? others were also beating and kicking her; she was screaming all the time: she finally got on one side and shot again and kept clicking the revolver till the man got up. She noticed that he was hunched as he went out the door. She escaped from the house and ran for the waterfront to hide from her assailants; the revolver was empty and she put it away. She waited till she thought the marshal would be there, she went back home. There was blood on her clothing front tin wound of the ntan who was shot while heating her and there was blood on the floor: her body was all bruised and bleeding from the effects of the terrible beating she had undergone." The defense introduced the blood stained garments worn by the defend ant at the time the shooting occurred. ONE KILLED AND A DOZEN WOUNDED PITTSBURG, Pa., Jan. 29.?A clash between a sheriff's posse and the strikers at the ranking plant of the American Steel Wire Company, in this city this morning resulted in the death of one spectator and twelve per ! sons, including three officers and sev oral women were wounded. The employees of the American ijteol \vir< Company, demanded an in ert-are of wages, bott' r sanitary condi , tions and shorter hour? of labor. HEDGES TO TALK I EISH CONSERVATION I SEATTLE, Jan. 29. ? Job Hedges,! lefeated Republican candidate for; Governor of New York, last fall, is in Seattle. .Mr. Hedges was recently up pointed a member of the International Fisheries Commission, to succeed Dr. David Starr Jordan, president of Stanford University. He will ap pear before the State Legislature, now, In Session, at Olvmpia, Wash., and de-' liver an address in relation to the con- i servation of the fisheries. ARRIVALS ON THE PRINCESS MAY LAST NIGHT The Princess .May came in promptly i atl2 o'clock last night bringing the fol lowing passengers: For Juneau?J. H. Robinson, Dr. Sloane, C. A. Bushnell, 0. E. Rennison. I. I. Ausel, J. D. Galloway, L. Mc Donald. L. W. Clark and wife. For Skagway?A. C. Hawes, H. Ber ry, Miss Black, C. It. Maynard, Chas Bigncy, Bishop Stringer. Miss F/. French, J. A. McKenzie, Angus Gillis.* Mrs. Maynard, D. W. Chisholm, Mrs. Kelsey, H. Ballanbine, Geo. McLaren. Ino. Beeh, Jno. Lingstrom, and A. B Palmer. "THE VICTORIA CROSS" AT THE ORPHEUM The Orpheum theatre changed pro grams and showed to a well pleased 1 audience. "The Victoria Cross," is a classy drama, founded on the story of the "Charge of the Light Brigade," during the Crimean war. All of the secenes are realistically protrayed by clever people. The battle scene is thrilling. i WEBB FINALLY GETS THERE WASHINGTON. Jan. 29.?The miss ing Wilfred T. Webb and the Elector al vote of Arizona arrived in this city this afternoon from New York. BANDITS HOLD UP CANADIAN BANK EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 29. ? Two desperadoes armed to the teeth held up the Bank of Nova Scotia in this city yesterday afternoon, and wounded Clair West, a bookkeeper of the bank. The bandits obtained a small amount of money and made their escape. PREACHERS FAVOR A BOXING I.AW MILWAUKEE, Jan. 29.?The . mini sters of this city have united in a statement in which they go on record as favoring a State law legalizing box ing and the absolute prohibition of prizefighting and brutal slugging. SENATE REJECTS WOMAN SUFFRAGE ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 29. ? The State Senate has rejected the bill pro posing woman suffrage. INFERNAL MACHINE WI ELDER, 20 YEARS LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 29.* ? Paul Reidolbach, the wielder of an in fernal machine, who created conster nation in the police station of this city a few weeks ago, has been sentenced to twenty years' imprisonment. PIONEER BROKER DEAD SEATTLE, Jan. 29.?H. M. Young, a pioneer broker of this city, dropped dead yesterday, of heart disease, while he was enroute to his home on a street car. CHARGED BY WIFE WITH STEALING GOWNS CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 29.?Lieut. J. L. Weir, of the Eighteenth Infan try has been arrested on a charge of theft made by his wife, who alleges that ho stole gowns valued at a thous and dollars from the home of Lieut. J. S. Cecil, a brother oillcer. ARIZONA'S ELECTORAL VOTE DISAPPEARS WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.?The Elee tornl vote of the State of Arizona has been "lost, strayed, or stolen." It Is long overdue, and no trace of it has yet been found. In charge of Wilfred T. Webb, of Phoenix, It left for Wash ington two weeks ago, and since that time it appears to have been last sight of together with its bearer. NEW YORK, Jan. 29.?W. T. Webb, the Arizona messenger carrying the Electoral vote of Arizona, has been lo cated in this city. He has been see ing the sights of a big city.