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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. I. no! 75. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS TURKISH WARSHIP WORKS MIRACLE Wants Probe Applied in Land Conviction Cases WASHINGTON. Jan. .:i -Represen tative Scott Ferris, of Oklahoma, has j introduced a resolution in the House which asks for a thorough probii.g of the Oregon land conviction cases. In support of the resolution Mr. Ferris said that it had been publicly charged that shady methods had been resort ed to by government agents and de tectives In the employ of the govern ment and he believed that a search ing investigation was demanded for the good of the public service. CANADA ALSO HAS MONEY TRUST OTTAWA. Ont.. Jan. 31. That <'a nada is also in the control or a money trust was charged today in the House of Commons. H. R. Emerson, a Liberal member of Parliament in the course of a speech declared that twenty-three men "con trol the financial institutions of Ca nada." JOHN RECK REfUSES TO CONTEST SEAT ? The statement issued by Chairman Valentine, of the "Bull Moosers" to the effect that he would file a pro test in behalf of the "Progressive Home Rule" party contesting the seat of Arthur G. Shoup, of the lower House of Alaska's first legislature, is not meeting with a very sympathetic reception. Arthur G. Shoup was elected on the 1 "Non-Partisan" ticket running lowest on the ticket, especially where he was not known, and when a fight had been made on him and highest where he was best known -in Sitka, his home town, he got every vote cast, a tri bute not paid to another candidate in the field. Nevertheless, he was lowest on the ticket when the totals of all the pre cincts were added togethr. .Mr. Shoup's nearest opponent. John 1 Reck, on the Progressive ticket, was ' far in the lead of his Bull Moose running mates and yet John Reck says that he was beaten and that is the end of it so far as he is con cerned. Mr. Reck said last night: "I hope I am too good a loser to contest an election after 1 am beaten. I have absolutely nothing to do with this mat ter. I have pointed out to Mr. Val entine the absurdity of his position and asked him not to do it. but he is chairman of the organization and will have his own way. I would not take a place in the legislature even if the board decided in my favor. The peo ple have decided otherwise and I be lieve in the people ruling. Under ordi nary circumstances I believe I could have heen. elected, but I wasn't and I don't want and would not take a place resulting from the decision of a contest of this kind." There will be no authority to pass on contests until aft?r the legislature meets and organizes for business. NO RETURNS IN EROM THE SECOND The electiou returns have not yet been canvassed and certificates of election will not be issued by the can vassing board utnil the returns have been canvassed. The returns have not been canvassed because they have not been received as yet?the entire Second Division being still out. These are the statements issued by Collect or of Customs Willis. Surveyor-Gen eral Distin and Governor Clark who constitute the canvassing board. Governor Clark says that after wait ing a reasonable time and it becomes known that the returns are lost or destroyed, the board will canvass the returns that have been received and rely on the records at the clerk's of fice in N'ome for the purpose of issu ing certificates of election to the leg islative members from the Second Di vision. There is no intimation of a contest except in the First Division and no trouble is anticipated. It is thought that the returns of the Sec ond Division are stacked !n the mail at Chithia. Tb lower Honse of the legislature' is -ady shy one member on account of *.-?? resignation of J. J. Mulally, of For city. in th<? '-"ourth Division. Mem ber: lect from the Second Division are - aid to be on the way out. trav eling by dog team over the Valdez trail V" N'-r-ry -iv, furnished house in ?? . >d locality. Address X.Y.Z. Em pire office. IRENE TAYLOR IS NOT GUILTY The jury iu the Irene Taylor man slaughter case heard the last word in the argument and the court's instruc tions before four o'clock yesterday afternoon. About a half hour after retiring the jury filed back into the court room and L. T. Merry, the foreman, handed forth the verdict of "not guilty." The defendant was visibly affected. At noon today no movement had been made by defendant to recover the bail money. INJUNCTION CASE AGAIN CONTINUED At the close of the Taylor case yes terday, Judge Overfield resumed the hearing in the matter of a temporary restraining order in the case of H. C. Strong vs. the Alaska-Juneau Mining Co. The plaintiffs recalled Frank Booth and also put on George Perry in an effort to establish the title com ing through Amatina. The plaintiffs then rested. The defense called Ed Webster, Ed Armstrong and J. W. Waydelich to support their contention of title com ing from Ye-Toe-Colic. The defense as serted that they would now rest but had much more evidence to intro duce. The court held that no injunction could be granted on the showing so far made by the plaintiff but the case was continued until Saturday, that plair'iff might have a chance to put in further evidence. Should the court decide not to grant the injunction the case will, if tried, trke the nature of an ejectment suit as the defendants are now in actual possession. NEW ACCOUNT SYSTEM ADOPTED For the purpose of bringing the fiscal transactions of the federal gov ernment more nearly into harmony with present business practices, it has been determined that the daily re ceipts of the government shall be placed with the National bank depos itories to the credit of the treasurer of the United States. Disbursements will be made by warrant or check on the treasurer, but payable by national bank depositories, as well as by the treasury and sub-treasuries. In ac cordance with certain regulations. The new system goes into effect to morrow. DRESSMAKING?And sewing by day. Miss Irene E. Smith; address H. U Summer's residence, or P. O. box 90, city. l-31-3t. MTJST CUT OUT STRONG DRINK John Cohn, of the Spokane Indians, will have no liquor inserted in any of '' ? contracts be sends his players. '!? Is placing them on their honor. ? li * nr that they will keep in bet " r condition and play better when not prohibited from taking stronger than water if they wish. Mrs. A. Bell is an arrival on today's Georgia. Oliver Dranee will leave for the South on the Northwestern this eve ning. Sinks Three Greek Ships ft*********** * CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 31 * * The Turkish cruiser, Hamidieh, * today attacked and sank three * * Greek warships in the harbor * of Stampalia. * * All officers and men now in * furough have been ordered to * ; rejoin their regiments at once. * It is believed here among the * * foreign residents that Turkey * * has made up her mind to fight * * "to the last ditch." **?*****?***# BENEFIT-CONCERT FOR JUNEAU BAND Tonight the Juneau High School Band Benefit Concert will be given at the Orpheum theatre. There is an usual interest being taken in this event on account of the object back of the movement?a desire to get suf ficient funds with which to get new band instruments. Conscientious practice and a wise se lection of musical numbers promises to furnish a most enjoyable musical entertainment. Lew Schell, leader and instructor of the band, has been laboring hard for several weeks whipping the band into condition for this entertainment and he is confident that the boys will give a creditable showing for themselves. Manager Spickett has arranged some clever specialties to be intro duced during the rest periods, and there will not be a dull moment during the evening. The following is the program for this evening's entertainment: Overture Mrs. A.* C. Fremmlng Motion Picture Quieting His Neigh bors Pathe Star Spangled Banner March -Feld Cornet Laurendeau Waltz?Delilah Chestnut J. H. Band Motion Picture?War's Havoc Kalem Mexican Serenade ? On the ltio Grande Lotta Miller Medley Overture Dalberg J. H. Band Motion Picture?The Brave Hunter Biograph Comedy?Life .on the Plains The Three Brattons (Seven People in Cast) March?Sergeant Major Laurendeau J. H. Band Secure your tickets now for the J. H. S. BAND CONCERT at Burford's, Post Office Store, and R. P. Nelson's. They are going fast. t.f. COURT NOTES Eli Deretech, who was charged with assault with a deadly weapon was al lowed to change his plea of "not guilty" to guilty of simple assault. Frank Wilson, of Skagway, was ex cused from further duty on the jury by Judge Overfield today. W. S. Elwell, of Juneau, was excused from further jury duty today. J. H. King was excused from further duty until Feb. 7. Judge Overfield being ill there was no court session this afternoon. ? ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO.S OFFICE HAS MOVED The Alaska Steamship Company's: offices movedfrom the Occidental ho tel building to their new location in the Malony building. SOLICITOR M'CABE TENDERS RESIGNATION WASHINGTON. Jan. 31.?George P. MoCabe, solicitor of the Department of Agriculture, has resigned. McCabe was active in the fight which resulted in the retirement of Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, head of the pure food bureau. Poy Barclay Is an arrival on the steame" Georgia today. Mrs. Jas. Dickson arrived on the Georgia today and is registered at the Occidental. T. E. Brandon, the popular travel ing man. arrived from Sitka on the Georgia today. Senate Defeats the Bill for Recall of Presidents WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.?A lively debate was precipitated in in the Sen ate yesterday over the proposition to recall the President of the United! ? ?* States at any regular Election. It was; snowed under by a vote of 58 to 10,; the minority vote being made up of Democratic and Progressive Senators. Senator Hoke Smith, of Georgia, In troduced an amendment limiting the President to one term of four years, but the amendment was defeated by a decisive vote. TO BOMBARD ADRIANOPLE MONDAY LONDON, Jan. 31.?It was an nounced here today that the Balkan allies would begin the bombardment of Adrianople on Monday morning at seven o'clock. Following the termination of peace negotiations the allies immediately re sumed preparations for the vigorous prosecution of the war against Tur key. it is claimed that the Balkan States are In complete harmony, notwith standing the reports which allege that a rupture is imminent. Turkey is charged with the exercise of bad faith from the very incipiency , of the peace negotiations, and now it is stated that the game of bluff which she has been playing has been called. However, it is believed that the nego tions might have been completed but for the attitude of the Turkish army which has always been eager for the continuance of the war. It is gener ally believed that the Turks have lit tle chance of relieving Adrianople. The attitude of Russia is being close ly watched by the other powers. Re cently it is said, she warned the I'orte that a continuance of the war might oblige Russia to depart from an atti tude of neutrality. LORDS REJECT HOME RULE BILL LONDON, Jan. 31.?As was expected the House of Lords last night reject ed the Irish Home Rule bill by a vote of 32C to Gi). When the result of the vote had been announced the Earl of Sails bury remarked with a sigh that the l.ords had become a mere debating club, and they could reject the Home Rule bill but they could not prevent 't from becoming a law. WHY CUMMINS MADE OBJECTION WASHINGTON, Jan. 31. ? In a speech in the Senate today Senator Cummins, of Iowa, addressed himself to the amendment proposed by Sena tor Works, of California, limiting the President to one term of six years. Senator Cummins said that the de bate had been put upon too low a plane, and the resolution should not pass. He was opposed to it, he said, because it might, if adopted,, "bar Colonel Roosevelt," a remark that created a laugh. PROHIBITION "WORKS'* IN STATE OF KANSAS INDEPENDENCE, Kan., Jan. 31. ? Sheriff Paxson of Montgomery Coun ty, swung a sixteen-pound sledge ham mer thoughtfully back and forth, back and forth, like a pendulum, eyeing a big barrel carefully the while, choos ing the exact spot upon which to strike. The sheriff of Montgomery County is a smallish person,asdivers and sundry prisoners and future pris oners have often observed to their later discomfiture, pain and sorrow, but he swung his sledge lightly and with no apparent effort. Suddenly he stepped forward, the sledge whirled twice in a bluish circle and the?Z-z-t t-chug! The barrel hoad disappeared with a crackle of bursting wood and a column of imported beer leaped ten feet in the air and then rained mack in a smother of foam on the pave ment. ?/ "There," commented the Sheriff, as he dried his spattered hands and face, "is the answer to the question: 'Does prohibition prohibit in Kansas'? The greater portion of the crowd of people which swarmed over the court house steps and overflowed, fan-like, across the lawn, cheered loudly ? ?onio groaned. BANKER'S SON SUICIDES. WINNIPEG, Man., Jan. 31.?Eugcn Delano, jr., son of a prominent New York banker, suicided here today, by shooting himself through the brains. A complete line of tobacco 1ars and pipe racks at BITREORDS. Frank Cook returned from Sitka hot springs today. Dave Terwilliger is expected home on the Jefferson today. Iglavis to be investigated SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 31.?While Louis R. Glavis, a former special agent of the Interior Department, in Alaska, and late secretary of the California Conservation Board, is threatening to sue various newspapers for libel, he himself is about to be investigated by the government because of alleged shady transactions with lumber con cerns of California. In reply to a tele gram from Special Agent F. C. Dez endorf, at Sacramento, Secretary of the Interior Fisher has instructed Dez ondorf to begin an investigation of Glavis, and his connection with lieu land claims of the West Lumber Com pany and other lumber corporations. STEAMER MARIPOSA SAILS EOR NORTH SEATTLE, Jan. 31. ? Stem ash ip Mariposa, of the Alaska Steamship Company's fleet, sailed at five o'clock last night for Juneau and Southwest ern Alaska ports. Following are her passengers for Juneau from Seattle. A. B. Converse, J. F. Bellows, C. E. Tyler, Judge Winn, F. L. Otis and wife, Mrs. Mary Calsyn, James, Sals bury and wife, Miss Helen Salsbury. I Mrs. M. Reardon, J. R. Parr, O. Hel [ verson, James Hayes, S. J. Ball, and j Martin Nyklebust. FORTIFICATION BILL PASSES THE HOUSE WASHINGTON. Jan. 31?The forti fications bill carrying appropriations of $5,200,000 passed the House, with little opposition. The greater portion of the appropriation is for the forti fying of the Panama Canal. DEER WITHIIORNS LOCKED, KILLED BY AXE LA CROSSE, Wis.. Jan. 31.?To re tion with the carcasses of two large turn to town from a hunting expedi deer, without being forced to fire a shot, was the luck of Jim White Bear, a Winnebago Indian. Jim was hunting about twelve miles from Black River Falls, in the slash ings, when he heard the sound of heavy breathing in the underbrush. He found two large buck deer with their antlers interlocked, one dead and the other so exhausted that the Indian was able to dispatch the ani mal with a few blows of the butt end of an axe. The ground and brush were tram oled for several yards around, indi cating that a fierce battle had been waged between the bucks before one succumbed. As the dead buck fell he pulled the other one down with him, and the live one evidently had strug gled for hours to get his antlers loosened but without effect. A SNAP! FOR SALE ?One 3%-inch Studa haker wagon, gear only. ALSO, one i black mare, seven years old. Inquire FEMMER & RITTER l-28-6t. Not All College Presidents in Wilson's Cabinet TRENTON, N. J., Jan. 31.?Presi dent-elect Woodrow Wilson, permitted himself to be questioned at great i length by newspaper correspondents last night, regarding his Cabinet ap pointments. Governor Wilson answered all ques tions, but he told little, and not much additional information was gleaned. Me laughingly observed that not all the members of his Cabinet would be coiiege presidents, and he added that one declination might change the whole slate. When told that Colonel James Ham ilton Lewis might fail in getting the Illinois Senatorship, Coventor Wilson said: "They can't go back on the pri mary choice." CASTRO MUST GO BACK TO EUROPE NEW YORK, Jan. 31. ? Clprlano j Castro, the "stormy petrel of Venezu ela" was finally denied admission as a visitor to the United States, last night, by the hoard of special inquiry, because he declined to answer wheth er he was a party to the killing of General Paredes, in Venezueal during Castro's dictatorship. The board asserted that his prev ious examination had proved Castro to be a liar, and that he had admit ted the unlawful killing of (len. Pare des, and was a person of moral tur pitude and should, therefore, he sent back to Kurope. When taken back to his quarters, Castro took off his frock coat, his yellow gloves and his high hat, and wrote and wrote in his diary. He was too mad for conversation, it was said. TELLS RANGERS TO SHOOT STRAIGHT AUSTIN, Tex., Jan. 31.?The activi ties of Mexican rebels near the bor der. and especially in the vicinity of Juarez, has caused the State and , federal governments to increased their watchfulness. There are numerous I hands of lawless marauders following; ill the wake of rebel detachments. The Texas Rangers are on duty on the border near Juarez and Governor Colquitt has telegraphed Captain Hughes, who is in command: "Keep me advised as to the situa tion, and shoot straight, If necessary." SOCIALIST SENATOR LOSES HIS SEAT TOPKKA, Kas., Jan. 31?The State Senate has unseated Fred Stanton, Socialist Senator of Crawford Coun ty. Stanton's election was contested by E. F. Porter, Republican, and he was awarded the place. The contest instituted by Porter, the successful contestant, alleged j fraud in the election. The Socialists, on the other hand, declared that the: allegations of fraud were a part of a plot, and that the money for the1 contest came from abroad. PLANS MADE FOR THE EXTRA SESSION WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.?Plans for the extra session of Congress to be called some time between March 4 and April 15, it is claimed, have been perfected, although it is understood that the majority of the Ways and Means committee favor the President withholding decision as to the date of the extra session until they have had an opportunity to close up the hear ings on the various schedules of the tariff and to frame the tentative tar iff revision bill for the consideration and action of the coming Congress. ALASKA CAPTAIN IS TO COLLECT A BILL LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31.?To col lect a little matter of $1,600,000 brings Captain E. W. Johnston, of Seattle, here. Captain Johnston holds the record of beating out the horde of lawyers and dealers in ready-made, a! fairs who have made life a burden and wealth precarious for Alaska min ers. "I got some of the best claims in the Nome country." said the captain, "and I had to fight for several years to keep them. "I have sold my largest group for $1,600,000 and am now getting the money. "I expect to remain here some time to spend some of the money." MISS RACHAEL HILL MARRIES PHYSICIAN ST. PAUL. Minn., Jan. 31.?Miss Ra chael Hill, daughter of James J. Hill, and Dr. Egil Boeckmann were married in this city yesterday at noon at the home of the bride. Miss Hill was the recipient of many costly wedding gifts. APPLES?For salp, $1.00 a box by A. Olson, Hoff cottage, east of water tanks. 2t. LABOR PARTY TOR WOMAN SUEERAGE LONDON, ?an. 31.?The abandon I ment of the woman suffrage clause I of the parliamentary franchise bill j has had the effect of stimulating the Woman Suffrage movement through out Great Britain. The British labor party has official ly declared itself as being in favor of woman suffrage, and the question bids fair to have a prominent place in the next general elections. LADIES' MUSICAL CLUB MEETING The Juneau Ladies' Musical Club in Id a very interesting meeting early in the week. The president an nounced that the former secretary, Mrs. Gabbs would continue to act in that capacity on account of the fact that Mrs. Garfield, who was recent ly elected to the office, contemplated an extended trip Outside and could 1 not serve. Several new members were added , to the organization, including the fol lowing: Miss Magill, Miss Chambers. Miss Sigmon, Miss itasmussen, Mrs. I Cleveland and Mrs. Frieman. A very successful rehearsal was had but the organization has not yet start ed on any new music. The club meets I every Tuesday night in the high school j building. ORPHEUS CLUB HAS A SUCCESSFUL MEETING The Orpheus Club, which is the leading men's musical society in Ju neau, held a very successful rehears al in the Juneau high school building last night. The Orpheus Club has been in ex istence for some time. The officers of the organization are Harry Fisher, president, Rev. Stevens, vice presi dent; J. V. Bell, secretary and treas urer; W. E. Nowell, director; Mrs. Milton Winn, pianist. The club is now rehearsing once each week, meeting the school build ing every Thursday night. It is the intention to give a concert some time in April. The club now has twenty voices and it. is the desire of the or ganization to increase this number to thirty. INTERNATIONAL REGATTA AT VICTORIA, B. C. VICTORIA, Jan. 31.?The Royal Vic > toria Yacht Club plans to hold the international regatta, which was al lotted to Victoria at a meeting of the Northwestern Yacht Racing Associa ; tion a couple of years ago during carnival week. The dates for which j are from August 1 to C.