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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
Vol.. ;. no. 7(j. JUNEAU, ALASKA. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS A CLOSE CALL FOR MANY PEOPLE I Sixteen People Carried Down With Wrecked Walk Ten women and several men were carried below with the falling of the' postofflce walk last night. That they were not killed or very seriously in jured seems almost a miracle?that many of them were not drowned is dm to the fact that the tide was out at the time of the accident. All of them were badly frightened, many were bruis. d and some seriously in jured. Mrs. Bergman was very badly bruised, but is able to be about this morning. Col. Winn was badly bruised across the hips and hail to be helped home, lie is better today, however. Miss Wilde has a badly sprained ankle and is confined to her room. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Fries were both badly shaken and Mr. Fries got some ugly bruises about the head, he is confined to his room by his in juries. Those who were on the walk at the time and carried below were Mrs. W. Dickenson. Mrs. Oak Olson. Mrs. Mary Bergman and her niece Miss Hannah Wilde. Mrs. Sabin. Miss Ora Morgan,. Miss Rose Penglase, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. King. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Fries. Mrs. Krone. Col. Wm. Winn. Ed Hurl but. James Barrager. jr.. and L. Ham burg. The narrow hallway leading lead ing from the rear of Barrager's store to the postofFice entrance was also crowded at the time. The disaster happened while the crowd was com ing from the Orpheum theatre and many of them went to the postotflce for the mail just distributed from the steamer Jefferson. This walk is the only night entrance to the postoffice after Uarrager's store is closed. It has been known to be in bad re pair for some time, and the piles of heavy snow shoveled from the roof of the buildiug onto it gave ample warn ing that the walk was dangerous by warping it out of shape. The plank ing of the walk was of inch boards laid on frail timbers, which were de cayed. One piling stood as support in the center of the walk but it had rotted away on top. Tht walk gave way for a distance of about 30 feet and is about 10 feet \\ ide at the point where it broke square off from the dock. Portions of j the walk held on one side and in this way helped break the fall. The drop to the beach is about 14 feet. When the victims were precipitated in a huddled heep at the bottom, snow, ice and other debris followed, buryingj some of them. Ladders, lanterns and shovels were j secured and the rescue commenced. J. B. Denny, James Duffy and Ed Hurlbut. ('has. Naghel and William Merchant were among those first to render aid. The victims were brought up the ladder and taken into the postoilice where temporary aid was given. All of them were badly shaken and cov ered with soot and grime from the de bris with which they were engulfed. The property belongs to Judge Thos. It. Lyons and is under lease to the government. The lessor is under ob ligation to keep the premises in good repair. There is no other public en trance to the postofflce. The lease has another year to run in a ten-year term. Governor and Mrs. Clark Entertain the Younger Set I.ast night a young people's dance for twenty couples, the full dancing capacity of th>- Governor's House, was given by Governor and Mrs. Walter E. Clark in honor of Miss Green, of Washington. D. C. It was a very sucessful affair and aside from the New Year's reception, is the first social affair to be held in the new house. Dancing began at nine o'clock and continued until 11:30 at which time a buffet luncheon was served. The library drawing room and main hall were given over to dancing. Punch bowls were established in the conservatory and fruit punches served. The Nelson Orchestra furn ished excellent music for the occas on. Dancing was resumed after sup. per and continued until after one o' clock. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Bay less. Miss Behrends, Mr. Ben son. Miss Charon, Mr. and Mrs. Cheney, Mr. Dupuy, Mr. and Mrs. Faulkner, Miss Folsom Mr. and Mrs. Garfield. Miss Green. Miss Held. Mr. Jameson, Mr. Johnson. Mr. Kelsey, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kennedy, Mr. T. F. Kennedy, Mr. Mullen, Mr. and Mrs. Pond, Mr. Robertson. Mr. Ros covich, Mr. and Mrs. Rumrael, Mrs. Henry Shattuck. Mr. Royal Shepard. Dr. Sloane, Miss Sowerby, Mr. and Mrs. Thane, Mr. and Mrs. Willis. Mr. Woller.berg, Miss Wollenberg. Mr. Wood. Mr. and Mrs. Wettrlck, Mr. and Mrs. Whipple, and Mr. and Mrs. Drover C. Winn. Salmon Creek Mining Properties Are Sold It is announced now that the quartz properties and water rights on Sal creek belonging to Lester Goldberg. ( has Goldstein. H. H. Folsotn. John Wagnt r. and Nick Wagner have been sold. The partnership holdings are known as the property ot' the lloston King .Mining Company and are situat ed on lower Salmon creek. The property is said to have a de veloped lead of low grade milling ores 700 feet in width between walls. A small test-mill has ben maintained on the property, demonstrating by mill test just the values contained. The original owners of the property have continuously worked on the property since 1900 at which time they built a dam and constructed a flume for their developing operations. Along with with the mineral locations a water right of 3,000 inches was located and taken possession of through the con struction of the dam and flume. While the property has been held for a long time the development has W. W. Shorthill. secretary to the Govtrnor,. :\nd .Mrs. Shorthill, will leave on the Jefferson for a visit in Tacoina. FOR REN'r ? F've-room house un furnished. Inquire of Juneau Dairy.tf. not been on a large scale owing to the limited working capital of its own ers. The property seemed to be an attractive investment, however, for the same parties who have bought the Boston group, the Hallam proper ties and the Dora group together with the Lemon creek placers and water rights, have, it is said, also purchased these holdings, through Geo. It. No-j ! ble. A working force is now engaged clearing a mill site at the mouth of Salmon creek, and it announced that a 10-stamp mill will be erected there on to be used largely as an experimen tal station. A shaft is to be sunk L'OO feet below the creek bottom and crosscuts run from three levels. An air compressor is to be installed at once. It will not be necessary to in stall electrical machinery now for the water power is so close to the opera tions that it can be used direct. Mr. Nobel is expected up on an early boat at which time the plans may be dis cussed more fully. Jack Trompen, a well known em ployee of the Alaska-Gastineau Com pany, was in town last night from the Perseverance mine. Every thing that will please a smok er may be found at BURFORD'S. JUDGE ERWIN IS AETER MARSHALSHIP Judge L. T. Erwin, the well known Pairbnnksnn, is aboard the Northwest ern en route to Washington, D. C. The Judge, besides being a delegate toj the Valdez convention, was also a member of the Alaska delegation to Baltimore. Judge Erwin is a (leor gian by birth and enjoys a large ac quaintance among Southern members i of Congress and the Senate. He held a position under President Cleveland in the department of the interior be ing stationed in the State of Wash : ington. The Judge is going after the mar slialship of the Fourth division and Is making a very active campaign for the place. The Judge expects to re turn in June passing through Juneau oti the way home. JUNEAU HIGH SCHOOL BAND CONCERT PROVES A SUCCESS The best musical program of the season was rendered by the Juneau High School band last night at the Orpheum theatre. The snap and vim with which the boys produced the different selec tions. showed that there had been a considerable amount of preparation for the program made, and goes to show that they are a creditable or ganization to Juneau's musical ac tivities. They played before a packed house, if very many more had applied for admission they would have been forced to play two shows. They were assist ed by four reels of excellent motion pictures and the Three Brattons. As per agreement the band boys got fifty per cent of total receipts after the exp? nses had been paid, the band's share amounting to $72.25. whlfch sum will help materially in the purchase of the desired new instru ments. NEW CORPORATIONS The Alaska Quartz Mining Company of Seattle fileil articles of Incorpora tion with Secretary Distin. The in corporators of the company are: E. H. Bartholf. Howard Amon. C. Af Halloway, Ira Isaacs. The capital of the Alaska Quartz Mining Company is entered as being $500,000. Articles of incorporation for "The Whitley Company" have been filed with Secretary Distin. Capital, $10, 000. The incorporators are W. F. Whitelv. H. B. Parkin and L. D. Ben net. The object of said company. mining and brokerage business. The home offices are in Fairbanks. Alaska. ? JEWELER TELLS OF THE INTERIOR COUNTRY Robert Simpson, a well known jewel er and optician of the Iditarod and Fairbanks, is in town enroute to San Francisco. Mr. Simpson says that the Fairbanks country is very quiet, and that Ruby, so far. has proved a disappointment. Mr. Simpson left Fairbanks on Jan. 6. for Chitina. At that place he found the railroad blocked, and then he mushed back to Willow creek and thence to Valdez. covering the entire distance in six days. The accumulated mail on the Cop per river railroad has all been moved, and all mail is now being routed by way of Valdez. SEATTLE ARCHITECT IS NOW IN JUNEAU J. F. Everett, an architect of Seat tle. is in town for the purpose of look ing into the building situation. Mr. Everett was shown around town today by former mayor Forrest. Mr. Ev erett has with him a sketch of plans for a hotel at Juneau, which was drawn at the suggestion of some Ju neau capitalists. DRESSMAKING?And sewing by day. Miss Irene E. Smith; address H. L. Summer's residence, or P. O. box 90, city. l-31-3t. FOR RENT HOG AN FLAT?. ? Four and five room apartments, unfurnished. l-28-6t. SOWERBY & BELL. Finest line of Calabash pipes in Alaska at BURFORD'S FOR RENT?First-class room, for first class party. Private family, mod em conveniences. Address P. O. box 436, Juneau, Alaska. l-28-6t. SEAL SHTPT OYSTERS?Fresh at the local agency?CHAS. GOLDSTEIN Military Escort for Vice-President Wilson WASHINGTON, Feb. 1.?Arrange-, ments for the inauguration of Presi dent-elect Wilson are being rapidly completed. General Leonard Wood, chief of staff of the United States army. haB directed that a troop of cadets from I Culver Military Academy, Indiana, serve as a personal escort for Vice- j President-elect Marshall. This will be the first time in the j history of the country that the Vice President has had a military escort. NEW YORK. Feb. 1.?President-el ect Wilson has accepted the offer of the students of Princeton University to escort him from his home in Prine ton to the White House on the day he is inaugurated. The students will have two trains of thirteen cars each. Prominent Labor Man Murdered in the Street NEW YORK, Feb. 1.?Another mur der was committed here last night by a gang of gunmen. The victim was Thomas Conroy, prominently identi fied with the New York Building Trades Council. Conroy was shot down and mortally wounded while standing on a street talking with a friend hy a gang of gun men, who were paid to do the killing. This is the statement made by Ern est Wilhaber, a member of the gang who is now under arrest. He resfused to divulge the names of the men who procured the murder. Mme. BERNHARDT WOULD SEE ALASKA PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 1.?Sara Bern hardt, the world-renowned French actress, who is now in vaudeville, de dt dares that she wants to complete a circuit of the world before she dies.! Madame Bernhadrt therefore, has1 asked Manager Beck, of the Orpheum Circuit, to book engagements for her in Alaska, the only part of the world in which she has not appeared. Manager Beck will make an inves tigation and report to the great act ress. GREECE WILL ' SEIZE COAL WASHINGTON, Feb. 1. ? The Greek government has notified the government of this country, that coal shipped by way of the Dardanelles to the Black sea will be subject to seiz ure unless it is first certified. WOULD NOT AMEND THE WORKS BILL WASHINGTON, Feb. 1?The Works bill providing for one term of six years lor Presidents of the United States was under discussion yesterday after noon. All attempts to amend it were defeated. ENTER PLEAS OE NOT GUILTY NEW YORK, Feb. 1.?President W. S. Mellen, of the New York, New Ha ven & Hartford railroad, and E. P. Chamberlain, president of the Grand Trunk, have entered pleas of not guil ty to indictments charging them with violating the criminal clause of the Sherman Anti-Trust law. DIRECT ELECTION Of SENATORS CARSON CITY, Nev., Feb. 1.?The State Legislative Assembly has adopt ed the proposed constitutional amend ment adopted by Congress for the election of United States Senators by the direct vote of the people. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT The new dining room of the Com mercial Cafe, with private dining boxes, in connection, is now open day and night, and excellent meals are served at all times. FOUND?On Franklin street, door or closet key. Apply Empire office. Mrs. Peter D. Overfied, wife of Dis trict Judge Overfield, will leave on the southbounc Jefferson tonight, enroute to the States. NO COURT TODAY. There was no court today because of the illness of Judge Overfield. FISHER HOLDS IP REPORT SEATTLE, Feb. 1. ? Advices have been received here to the effect that Secretary of the Interior Fisher is holding up indefinitely the report of the Alaska Railroad Commission. What the Secretary's object is can be only surmised. WILSON DINES AT ROUND TABLE CLUB NEW YORK, Feb. 1.?President-el ect Wilson attended a private dinner last night at the Hound Table Club, of which he is a member. The club is comprised of twenty-five members, all prominent in literature. Prof. Brander Mathews, of Columbia University, explained that though the club had been in existence for half a century, not a line had ever ap peared in print about its doings. ENTIRE FAMILY IS BURNED TO DEATH RICHLAND, la., Feb. 1. ? Major Harris, a prominent resident of this city together with his wife and four children, perished when their home was burned to the ground last night. PLEADED GUILTY OF EMBEZZLEMENT SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 1.?Former State Senator Marshal Black has pleaded guilty to a charge of embez zlement. Black was indicted for ap propriation of funds of a trust com pany. He also lost his seat in the State Senate through the operation of the recall. POSTMASTER AT SALEM IS NOMINATED WASHINGTON, Feb. ? President Taft has nominated Frank B. South wick to be postmaster at Salem, Ore gon. CHARGED WITH FAVORITISM DENVER,Feb.l?Charges of favor itsm In the conduct of the Denver mint have been filed in Washington against Superintendent Frank M. Downer. The Mining Outlook on Cook Inlet is Hopeful By CAROLINE TEM I'LETON HATCHER KNIK, Alaska, January, 15. Cop ies of the "Empire," which reached us by the January mail, have been read with interest and approbation; and then passed along to our less fortu nate neighbors, as all good things should be. The editorial on Alaska's inadequate mall service, touched us in a tender spot; and that on women and the ballot, inspired your truly with fervor of a Methodist camp meet ing exhortation. You "are come to the kingdom" of the territorial capi tal for just such a time as this; and no other one agency can do as much to influence the newly created legisla ture as that of your trenchant pen. I had been hoping that your position on these important questions would be pro, and I am happy to have my confidence justified. News Percolates Slowly. The news percolates slowly to us from the coast, second class mail be ing an uncertain quantity. Mow can Alaska have an intelligent citizenship unless her people are accorded some measure of consideration in the mat ter of transporting periodicals? And as for religion,?I have just paid dou ble the price of a book, (Sunday School lessons for the current year), to have said book brought over from Seward; and as no other Sunday School supplies are here, I am copy ing thf lessons on my machine, for the teachers. Is our Uncle Samuel so poor that he cannot furnish second class mail to a people he would edu cate for citizenship? The Railroad Question. The railroad question is a burn ing one in this "neck o' the woods" for upon it hangs the question of much future prosperity for this immediate country. As to routes from the coast, the people here are agreed that all those considered from the coast towns should be "passed up," in favor of a line from Snug Harbor, on Cook in let. This gives an open port the year round, and the country to be tra | versed to the coal fields Is flat and open; no heavy grading, no tunnel ing, no snow sheds required. Of course I am too new here to compre hend the exact merits of the case; but, having recently come over the Alaska Northern road from Seward, 1 quite agree with the assertion that it will cost more to put that road in rc pair than it will to build the whole distance from Snug Harbor to the Matanuska coal fields. Mining Outlook Hopeful. The mining outlook here is hopeful. A deal is now pending, involving, it is said, $2,000,000, whereby the devel oped mines in the Willow creek dis trict are to pass into the hands of an English syndicate, which will operate on a large scale. All the positive In formation I have on the subject is that the abstracts of the property have been ordered drawn. So the deal is certainly under consideration. 1 like this part of Alaska better than any other I have visited, so far as climate is concerned. And all the poems on "The Reautiful Snow" that have ever wrung editorial sensibili ties, could not have had such justifi cation as the present winter furnishes here. Mr. Hatcher spent three weeks, following our arrival, up at his mine, and since then we have been engrossed with the exigencies of houskeepiug in a two-room cabin; and. incidentally, with the breaking in of a team of promising pups. There are sixteen very nice women in Knik. and, to the credit of her men be It said not one of the undesirable sort. A Fine School House. A fine new school house, with Mrs. May Cody as teacher, provides educa tional facilities for sixteen children; and a Community Hall is now In pro cess of construction, which is to be a social center for the 12.1 white per sons in the place. The "Grand Open ing" is to take the form of a literary program, followed by refreshments: and we aim to have something of the sort at short intervals. BRANDON BOOSTING FOR ANCIFNT SITKA Thos. E. Brandon, the well known commercial traveller, is enthusiastic over his recent visit at Sitka. The old iiistoric place is in the midst of a re vival, according to Mr. Brandon. The fishing industry is growing to he of great importance. Many fish ing boats are sailing out of the place now and there is talk of establishing a cold storage plant. On a recent trip the Santa Ana took 500,000 pounds of fresh halibut at one shipment. Everybody is prosper ous and looking forward to still bet ter times. THORPE SIGNS UP WITH THE NATIONALS NEW YORK, Feb. 1.?Jas. Thorpe, the Indian all-champion athlete, re cently barred from amateur athlet ics, has signed with the New York Nationals. WILSON GETS MEASURED FOR INAUGURATION SUIT NEW YORK, Feb. 1.?Woodrow Wil son went to a tailor here and was measured for his inauguration suit yesterday. W. L. Fursam and wife, of Cordova, are passengers southbound on the Northwestern. ______ A third beach line, similar to that at Nome, has been located at Solomon, ?10 miles to the eastward of Nome. The Iditarod Pioneer says that Idit arod is the best placer camp In Alas ka. And it gives reasons for the state ment. NEW STREET LIGHTS ARE IN OPERATION The Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. have installed the new lights, barckets and Benjamin reflectors from the City dock up Franklin street, and that thoroughfare is now well-lighted. Phone your want ads to The Daily Empire, phono 3-7-4. PIETRO ALLAN iS EXTRADITED United States Marshal II. K. Love, of Fairbanks, arrived in Juneau last night from Valdez. Marshal Love had with him Pietro Allan, a French Ca nadian, whom he will deliver to the Canadian authorities at Dawson. Al lan will be met at Skagway by a Ca nadian officer. Allan was extradited at Fairbanks on request of the Canadian govern ment, the charge against him being lcrcany of a quantity of gold dust. Allan has been in the Klondike coun try for fourteen years, as a miner. With a partner he worked a lay last winter, and in the spring he made a partial clean-up of the dump, accord ing to the story he tells, and water failing he went to Chicken creek on the American side. He had taker with him twelve ounces of gold which belonged to his partner, with whom he did not get along well, and of whom he was in fear. Finally he learned that he was wanted not for taking a dozen ounces of gold but 125 ounces. His first thought, he says, was to seek a bank and deposit the the gold dust. So he went to Eagle, but found no bank at that place. Then he continued his search, reaching Ta nana on his way to Fairbanks, where Deputy Marshal Vawter arrested him upon instructions from the Canadian authorities. He was taken to Fair banks and held there awaiting extra dition. Mr. Love says that Allan is a simple-minded, hard working man, apparently, and he does not believe that there was any criminal Intent on his part in keeping the gold. Marshal Love left Fairbanks on .Tan. 18. He will go South on the Jef ferson to Seattle and Oregon. ROCKEFELLER RESIGNS FROM SOUTHERN PACIFIC NEW YORK. Feb. 1.?Owing to the dissolution of the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific merger, by the United States Supreme Court, William Rock efeller has resigned from the South ern Pacific directorate. Denny Molloy left on the north western last night.