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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. NO. 77. JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS THE LOOTING OF THE SEAL ISLANDS SHIPPED FIRST GOODS TO ALASKA| ?I Thus K. Krandon. now in Juneau, represents Murphy. Grunt & Co.. the house that shipped the first bill of goods to Alaska after th< territory was purchased by the United States. This first shipment of goods to the country, annexed by the Seward pur chase. was made by Murphy, ('.rant & Co.. in 1S67. was a bill of dry goods stowed in the hold of the ship John L. Stevens, and consigned to Post master Kincaid. of Sitka, who was the first man to hold a like position in Alaska under American govern ment. Kver since this first shipment the house of Murphy. Grant & Co. has been connected with the commerce and development of Alaska. The late J. E. McClunie represented the com pany in Northern territory during the early years and was one of the first trading men to go down the Yukon river. All the old timers remember McClunie and his kindly ways. And. many of the older business houses of Alaska will always remember with gratitude the friendly hand of his big commercial house in the days of trou ble and hard times. , .The house of Murphy, Grant & Co. at one time carried their trade into Africa, having a representative in Jo hannesburg. When the city of San Francisco was laid waste by earth quake and fire. Murphy, Grant & Co., like other great houses, was tempo rarily out of business but in a few weeks had their trade relations estab lished again. Recently this historic business firm was consolidated with Moore. Wat son & Co.. of San Francisco, thus the old familiar name is passing out of existence, but the new firm will en deavor keep the hold, established through years of friendly business re lations. The passing of the old firm is greatly regretted by busines men! throughout the North. Thos. E. Brandon, the last repre sentative of the house up here, has been constantly with them for the past twenty years. Mr. Brandon is an enthusiastic member of the Arctic Brotherhood and is taking a big in terest in the present fight to purify the grand camp. ASSAULT CASE IN DISTRICT COURT Peter Bicchieri went to trial this moruing on the charge of assault with a dangerous weapon. The jury was secured this morning and consists of the following: Ben Learning. S. H. Yeomans. Jas. Fitzgerald. F. A. J. C.alwas. I.. T. Merry \V. H. McBlaine, James Beauchamp. Ed Woods. Harry Ashball. John J. KasnakofT. C. E. Car p.-nter. Assistant District Attorney Folsom is conducting the case for the government, and W. S. Bayless ap peared for the defendant. The government expects to prove that the defendant is a very bad man: that he robbed the victim of his as sault before commiting the outrage. The first witnesses called this after noon were Joe Kellev. Dr. Egginton. and J. T. Martin. COURT NOTES. Judge Overfield this moruing signed an order denying petition for an in junction pendente lite in the case of j H. ('. Strong vs. Alaska-Juneau Gold! Mining Company. The time set for a hearing on the demurrer of Attorney Z. It. Cheney in the case of the United States vs. Joseph Weyerhorst has been set for Wednesday. The motion to continue the five cases of the Pacific Coast Company, wherein title to waterfront property is | involved will be argued Tuesday at1 one o'clock. In the case of the Pacific Coast Co. I vs. Jim John and Rosie John, wherein judgment was confessed, the court this morning signed the judgment involv ing title to lots 1 and 2. block S. town of Juneau. WEYERHORST SUED $20,000 DAMAGES Joseph Weyerhorst was made de fendant today in a damage suit de manding $20,000. The action grows out of an operation performed on the plaintiff by defendant. The complaint alleges that the defendant pretends to be a physician and surgeon and under such pretension conducts a hos pital in the town of Douglas. The complaint further alleges that a con tract was made for the performance of a certain surgical operation: that de fendant performed an altogeher dif ferent operation which is classed as malpractice, the plaintiff. Maud L. Jos lvn. sustaining damages to the amount of $20,000. This suit is founded on the same acts the indictment against Weyer horst. charging the crime of mayhem. Hellenthal & Hellenthal are attor neys for plaintiff. ATS ON THE GEORGIA LAST NIGHT Tu following passengers arrived on Georgia last night: Kr>m Haines -L. T. Vaden. Knai Berber's hay?Sidney Smith I.. C. Cherry, A. McOaulev. Nick Mc Clor l. W. H. Marrett. FT ?m Ragle river?J. W. Clark. Ci villo NoHli. Fr>m Pearl harbor?H. T. Tripp, am Oscar Lee. WELL KNOWN JUNEAU COUPLE ARE MARRIED .Mr. George W. Kohlhepp and Miss! Pearl Mendenhall were united in mar-! riage Saturday night at the residence) of Mr. and Mrs. George Welsh, by the I Rev. Father Brown. Mr. William Gar-j sten and Miss Carrie Olson supported ' the youthful couple. Those present beside the contract ! ing parties were: Mr. and Mrs. George I Welsh. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Garner, Miss C. Olson. W. Garsten, Dr. Sloane, H.! Turner. M. Bothwell. Perry Jackson, j After the ceremony the bridal party were serenaded by a brass band, ! which had congregated on the front | porch and on the walk. Miss Mendenhall has been a much beloved nurse at the St. Ann's hospi j tal and Mr. Kohlhepp is the head of a j department in one of Juneau's large! business houses. The marriage is the culmination of; a very pretty romance which began I I several weeks ago when Mr. Kohl - j hepp was confined in St. Ann's for I the purpose of undergoing an opera tion. Mr. Kohlhepp speedily recov ered from the wounds made by the j medical man but Dan Cupid's arrow) proved fatal. Mr. and Mrs. Kohlhepp have taken the Carlson house and are at home to all their friends. PROGRESS MADE AT THE JUALIN MINE i Sidney Smith, consulting engineer, j and L. C. Cherry, cashier of the Al gunican Development Company, ar rived from Jualin on the Georgia last night and will be In Juneau for a few days. Superintendent Nadeau has the work well in hand at Jualin and the only delay likely to occur will be over the non-arrival of a heavy air compres sor which was shipped many weeks ago via the Tehauntepec railroad. At present they are working about 40 men. The power plant is being in stalled and a hydraulic pipe line laid from the penstock to the company's house and power station. This power plain provides only for the purpose of mine devlopment Later a larger pow-! er station will be erected for the mill that must be built. Mr. Smith says the air compressor should have been here last month. They expect it now almost any time and hope before the end of March to have it installed. GEORGIA'S NORTHBOUND PASSENGER LIST The Georgia took the following pas. senger list on her last trip north: ?j For Berner's bay?C. A. Buschnell. Mike Mullen, Pete Varvich. J. A. Crow, A. Lee. A. Nadeau. For Pearl harbor?Thos. Brooks. H. T. Tripp. For Skagway?O. Carlson, John Markham, and H. Olsen. 11 r. P. R. OFFICE TO MOVE John T. Spickett, the hustling agent ? of the Canadian Pacific railway and steamship companies, will move his - office in the course of a few days from its present location to the new Gold 1 stein building, next The Daily Empire i office. Summers Loses Case C. M. Summers, who has been out on bond while his case was up on appeal will now have to serve his sen tence. Today District Attorney Rustgard received a wire from P. D. Monckton, clerk of the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, stating that the court had sustained the judgment of the lower court in the case of C. M. Sum mers vs. the United States upon ap peal. The opinion was filed today. C. M. Summers was convicted of violation of the national banking laws for making false entries and false re ports. He was sentenced by Judge Thomas It. Lyons at Ketchikan last May to serve five years in McNeil's island penitentiary. Summers ap pealed the case and pending a decis ion has been living at Ashland. Ore gon. The Army in Revolt BERLIN, Feb. 3. ? Dispatches re ceived here from Constantinople state that the Turkish army is seething with revolt, because of the assassination of Nazim Pasha, its cjmmander-in-chief, a few days ago. GAYNOR'S ASSAILANT DEAD TRENTON. N. J.. Feb. 3.?Henry Gallagher, the assailant of Mayor Gay nor, died heer today in an asylum to which he was committed. He died of softening of the brain. JOHNSON MUST RETURN TO JAIL WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. ? The Su preme Court of the United States has handed down a decision denying Jack Johnson the right to appeal from the decision of the federal court of Chi cago, which denied Johnson bail in the white slave trade case. Johnson was released on a writ of habeas corpus, pending an appeal to the Supreme Court. EXPLORERS TO BE IN NOME IN JULY ??;? ? > : ' /. /: LONDON, Feb. 3.?A Norwegian ex pedition under the leadership of Cap tain Johan Koren, which has been ex ploring the northern coast of Siberia, is expected to reach Nome, Alaska, next July, according to information re ceived by the British Geographical Society. SEATTLE'S NEW PAPER. SEATTLE. Feb. 3.?The Seattle Eve ning Sun, the new afternoon newspa per, has made its appearance. Ed mund H. Wells, founder of the Seattle Star, is the editor of the Sun. MAN KILLED AT JUALIN MINES George Burke, a man enployed by the Algunican Development Com pany, was killed one day last week by a falling tree. Commissioner Grover C. Winn says that so far no statement has ben filed with him. The body was brought to Juneau on the steamer Georgia last night. It is understood that Mr. Smith is en deavoring to learn all that can be found out about the man in Juneau, that his relatives may be notified. Mrs M. R. Brown, of Juneau, is be lieved to know the man. GOOD SHOW AT THE ORPHEUM LAST NIGHT The show at the Orpheum last held a large and well satisfied audience. The mardi gras carnival at New Or leans was realistic and entertaining Another good offering was a little drama entitled "The Best Thing in the World." Manager Spickett has Introduced the ? idea of posting sailing hours of the > steamehips on the motion picture screen. Gigantic Frauds Shown I on Priboiof Islands WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. ? Gigantic frauds 1 nthe taking of seals on the Pribilof islands are revealed in a re port of the committee on expenditures of the Department of Commerce and Labor .which has just been submitted to the House. A conspiracy is shown by the re port between the government agents located on the Pribilof islands, and the former lessees, the North Amer j ican Commercial Company, the agents being, it is charged, in direct collus ion with the company. According to the report In 1870 the seal herd numbered 4,700,000 and it had been depleted to 133,000 in 1910. No attempt was made to conserve the herd, and although the number of seals to be killed each year was ex pressly limited by the terms of the contract, the lessees violated it each I year with the knowledge of the agents of the Treasury Department, under whose supervision the seal herds was placed for many years. INCOME TAX AMENDMENT RATIFIED WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. ? The amendment to the Constitution of the United States, providing for the levy ing of an Income tax is now one ot the provisions of the Constitution. The ratification of ono more State which was needed, was furnished by the Leg islature of Wyoming today, making the thirty-sixth State to ratify the amendment. It will also be ratified by the legislatures of New Jersey and New Mexico. SEVERAL PERSONS KILLED IN A PANIC NEW YORK, Feb. 3.?A panic was started in an East Side theatre last night by a number of boys shouting "fire." In the rush from the building | two women were killed and evelen in jured. SACRAMENTO, Calif.. Feb.3.?Four persons perished and ten were crip pled in a fire last night which de stroyed the St. Nicholas apartment house. NEW TURKISH COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 3.?Izet I'asha has been appointed commander in-chief of the Turkish forces, to suc ceed the late Nazim Pasha, recently killed in this city. WATERWAYS EXPOSITION IN IDAHO IN 1915 LEWISTON, Idaho, Feb. 3. ? The Legislature of Idaho, Oregon and Washington are being urged to make appropriations for the Colurabus-Celi lo-Panama Waterways Exposition, which it is proposed to hold at Lew iston in 1915. CONCERT RECITAL TOMORROW EVENING The management of the concert-re cital, which is to take place at Odd fellows' hall tomorrow evening, Feb. 4, take pleasure in announcing that Mon te Snow has been added to the pro gram. A number of ladles belonging to the Musical Club having expressed a desire to attend the concert, the pro gram will not begin until nine o'clock in order to give them an opportunity. The following program will be ren dered : (Mrs. G. V. Davis?Reader) Violin Solo?Berceuse from Jocelyn Godard Mr. Mclntyre "Gentlemen, the King!".. .Robt. Barr Mrs. Davis Vocal Solo Selected Mr. Fisher (a) Susan Cleggy's Adopted Anne Warner (b) A Telephone Romance Mrs. Davis Violin Solo?Romance Jean Becker?Op. 3. No. 1 Mr. Mclntyre Pigs is Pigs Ellis Parker Butler Mrs. Davis Vocal Solo?My Persian Rose Monte Snow (a) Laddie Anonymous (h) An Old Song Grannies (c) Selected Mrs. Davis DRESSMAKING?And sewing by day. Miss Irene E. Smith; address H. T,. Summer's residence, or P. O. box 90, city. 1-31-St. FFMMER & RITTER See this firm for all kinds of dray > ing and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. Coat , delivered prompflv. Femmor & Rit > ter's Express. Stand Rurford's Cor ? ner. Phone 314. Residence phoneB 402 or 403. HOBOES REJECT A MILLIONAIRE NEW ORLEANS, La., Feb. 3.?Mil lionaire James Eads How, has been repudiated by the National (onven tion of Hoboes, now in session here. How, who was president of the Na tional Association of Hoboes, was ejected from the convention and a man named Jeff Davis elected In his stead. How Is a nephew of James Eads, the celebrated engineer, who built the St. Louis bridge and the Mis sissippi Jetties. TO SCARE SUFFRAGETTES WITH RATS AND MICE WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. ? The al leged plot reported to have been dis covered here in which college stu dents were implicated is said to have been merely a college boys' prank. The alleged plot had for its object the breaking up of the Suffragette pa rade on inauguration day, and it was stated that the students at a pre arranged signal were to empty hand bags and basket filled with rats and mice as the parade passed a given point. TAFT WILL NOMINATE FIVE MORE JUDGES WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.?President Taft expects to send to the Senate the names of five more federal judges for confirmation, but it is not at all likely that they will be confirmed. NO DIPHTHERIA CASES IN HOONAH OR TENAKEE A dispatch received by The Daily Empire this morning from Supt. A. W. Beattie, at Sitka, states that there is no diphtheria at Hoonah or Tena kee, as was reported. There is one case at Sitka, but the patient has near ly recovered. Superintendent Beattie left Juneau a few days ago, In company with Dr. F. L. Goddard, of Sanitarium to inves tigate the alleged diphtheria cases at Hoonah, Tenakee and Sitka. EDITOR SENTENCED FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT KANSAS. City, Mo., Feb. 3.?Wil liam R. Nelson, editor and owner of the Kansas City Star, was sentenced on Saturday afternoon to one day in jail for contempt of court, the con tempt being a criticism of Judge Guth rie. of the State court. Nelson was released on a writ of habeas corpus be fore he was locked up. SUPERINTENDENT JACKSON ENTERTAINS AT HOME Superintendent H. J. Jackson, of the Perseverance mine entertained a num ber of visitors from town at the staff house Saturday night One large four-horse sleigh loaded with young folks under the protection of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Thane made the journey out. A delightful ptarmigan dinner was served after which dancing and cards whiled the evening away. The party from town returned yesterday morn ing. President Wilson May Have a Six Year's Term WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.?The Sen ate on Saturday afternoon passed the Works resolution carrying the pro posed amendment to the Constitution which provides for a single term of six years for the President of the United StateH. If the proposed amendment shall he approved by three-fourths of the States within four years, then it will work automatically thus giving President Wilson a term of six years. EISHER, THE TOOL OE STANDARD OIL WASHINGTON, Feb. .1.?The direct j charge is made in a brief filed with the House committee on Indian Af fairs that Secretary of the Interior Walter I,. Fisher is controlled by the Standard Oil Company. The brief was filed on Saturday af ternoon by the Uncle Sam Oil Com pany, an independent oil concern, of Oklahoma, and it sets forth in detail the alleged facts upon which the charges against Fisher are based. WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.?Secretary of the Interior Fisher was again charged this afternoon with subser viency to the Standard Oil Trust in an other brief filed by the Uncle Sam Oil Co., with the House committee on In dian Affairs. The brief also scores the action of Attorney General Wickersham in holding up the Texas indictments against John D. Archbold, head of j Standard Oil. DR. MARY WALKER ! JS_ARRESTED CHICAGO, Feb. 3.?Dr. Mary Walk ! er was arrested in this city on Satur day evening for wearing trousers on the public streets. When arrested she produced from her coat pocket a reso-1 lution in the form of a permit, issued j by Congress and she was released. I TECK TO SUCCEED DUKE OF CONNAUGHT LONDON, Feb. 3.?The Times says ; that Prince Alexander of Teck will j succeed the Duke of Connaught asj Governor-General of Canada. The Duke of Connaught, it is ex pected, will retire from officio within a short time owing to the ill-health of the Duchess. BLANCHE'S HUSBAND SUSPENDED FROM OFFICE DENVER, Feb. 3.?Police Commis sioner George Creel, the new husband of Blanche Bates, the actress, has been suspended from office by Mayor Arn old, on a charge of having no fixed policy In the administration of his office. WHEELER IS PRESIDENT WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.?Harry A. Wheeler, of Chicago has accepted the presidency of the Associated Cham bers of Commerce of the United States. STEAMER MARIPOSA'S BIG PASSENGER LIST The Mariposa arrived from the South ' today at 12:30 bringing the follow ing passengers: For Juneau?A. B. Convorse, F. J. Bellows, C. E. Tyler, Mrs. F. L. Otis, Mrs. M. Carlson, Jas. Salsburg, Mrs. M. Reardon and son, S. J. Ball, Mar tin Nyklebust, Jas. Hayes, Ole Hal vorson, J. Ann, Willie, Salsburg, Helen Salsburg, J. R. Parfr, and Judge J. R. Winn. For Cordova?Mrs. M. Crocker, Mrs. E. Q. Clark, Mrs. H. Goodman, J. R. Bayer, and Mrs.I. Moore. For Valdez?J. C. Duff, C. I. Shadl, J. P. Fay, J. T. Evans, J. C. Black. H. J. Aswell, J. Carigan, N. J. Dwyer. Ida Peterson, Ludwig Johnson, Miss Ida A. Grove, Mrs. Leraux, L. S. Wll kersham, Miss B. Groff, Mrs. Geo. W. Wheeler, Dave Dunbar, J. Troya, J. J. Ross, M. Hyland, J. P. Much, Mrs. Anna Esson, Miss Dora Fowlkes, A. T. Youngrun, M. H. Johnson, H. An derson, Gus Nyman, and O. McAlister. For LaTouche?F. A. Schumaker. For Fort Liscum?Captain and Mrs. W. A. Carleton. For Seward?L. Davis and wife Mrs G. R. Vause, S. J. Fox. J. F. Chamber lain, and G. H. Bryant. STOLEN FURS ARE RECOVERED Somebody stole $900 worth of furs from the warehouse of the United States lighthouse at Ketchikan on Jan. 30. A search wararnt was is sued by Commissioner Stackpole and the furs located over the "Seattle Bar." FOUND?Gentleman's scarf pin. In i quire Empire office. 2-1 A complete line of tobacco lars and pipe racks at BURFORDS. ARMY PUT ON WAR TOOTING WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.?An order has been issued placing the army on [a war footing, effective Feb. 15, with three Infantry devisions, and one cav alry division. NEWS ERQM THE KOYUKUK DISTRICT Mail Carrier Allard. who covers the Koyukuk country, says that on Ham mond river water is troubling the min ers. Around Wiseman "they are up in the air one day and down in the mouth the next day, and the third day they get drunk and forget all about it," says the Yukon Valley News A large amount of provisions were stuck at Bottles last fall, and 100 tons are being hauled up the ri>'er this win ter. "On Hammond river, Siberly & Brown got down a hole to bedrock and struck big pay and were drowned out. They got out five or six hundred dol lars before the water drove them out. They were offering $3,000 to anyone who would take their thaw out. Of course this would necessitate either using a diver's rig or pumping the wa ter out of the hole as the claim own ers would propably insist upon the water being pumped out, there was no one willing to tackle it." Mr. Allard brought out a rare bird that an Indian shot away up north of the Koyukuk country. He is going to send the bird out to the Smithsonian institute. Pat Judge, the mayor of coldfoot, cleared between two and three thous and dollars out his vegetable gardens la3t summer. He was about the only one in that part of the country who raised any garden truck. The latest news received from Gin : cier creek was that someone had a hole down 115 or 120 feet and they had prospects. j SAYS THAT THERE IS ALASKA CODFISH TRUST That there is an organized codfish trust on the Pacific Coast, of which F. Tillman, jr., of San Franciesco, 1b the promoter, is the charge made by P. J. Waage, who owns 11,500 shares out of 35,006 in the King & Winge Codfish company in Seattle. Waage, in a suit begun recently al leges that when he refused to dispose of his stock, Tillman bought up all the stock except his own and came In to control the King & Winge com pany in 1910. Since then, Waage al leges, the business has been run at a deliberate loss. Tillman's San Fran cisco company buying the local fish at great profit. Waage wants a receiver appointed and $10,000 damages. TO JUNEAU PATRONS: 1 wish to announce tint I am pr pared to give prompt and efficient service in delivering, coal battling freight, baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER Phone Order 5-7 or 55 tf A SNAP! FOR SALE ?One 3%-inch Studa baker wagon, gear only. ALSO, one black mare, seven years old. Inquire FEMMER & RITTER l-28-6t.