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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. NO. 7S. JUNEAU, ALASKA. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4,1913. PRICE TEN CENTS FISHER'S DOG-IN-THE-MANGER POUCY ( A Chain of Wireless Stations to San Francisco According to Sidney Smith, of the Algunican Development Company, the Marconi Company contemplates in stalling a perfect and complete chain of stations all along the Pacific Coast -a system that will gi\e uninterrupt ed service between Alaska points. San Francisco, Seattle. Portland and Van couver. The Algunican Development Com pany co-operates with the Marconi Company in maintaining a 5-kilowat station at Jualin at the present time. It is the intention of the Marconi Company to install six or eight more stations in the North. There will be one at Yakutat. another at Chicha gotf. probably one at Skagway. or Haines. The plant at Juneau Is to be in creased from its present inefficient capacity to a 5- or lt)-kilowat station. There has been a lot of unjust crit icism by uninformed persons about the management of the Juneau station Mr. Smith thinks th?- fault is in the station not the operation. The other day the Jefferson was attempting to let Juneau know of her approach. Ju neau heard the Jefferson all right, but the Jefferson could not hear Juneau. However. Jualin did hear Juneau and picking up Juneau's reply to the Jef ferson. sent it to the ship. But Ju ! wan was not able to hear Jualin and kept repeating the answer to the Jef ferson's notice until the JefTerson made known that the answer was re ceived through Jualin. The other day there was an accident at Jualin. The story was sent to Juneau?Prince Ru : pert got it but Juneau failed to re spond. This demonstrates that the Juneau station is inefficient both for receiving and sending. The plants at Petersburg will un doubtedly be enlarged and there will probably be one built at Wrangell. It is planned to establish stations all along the coast until the chain is complete. The commercial rate will be made much lower than the present cable rates, but whether or not there will be a press rate has not been an nounced. Mr. Smith is enthusiastic over the prospect of getting direct communica tion from the isolated mining camps like Jualin. with the outside world. The prospect should also appeal to the Alaska business men. The prom ise of direct communication, not only with the large commercial cities of the States, but with their customers at a distance from the trade centers should be welcomed by all Alaska bus iness men. The proposed enterprise will probably receive universal encour agement. Abstract of the Decision in Whorf Coal Land Case The local land office is in receipt of the decision of the department of the interior in the case of \V. G. Whorf. who made a coal land entry at i'ort Graham on February S. lt*10. for 05.101 acres. The land in ques tion is situated in the Cook inlet re cording district. Juneau land district and the entry was based on a notice of location made by Whorf April 26. 19"5. under the provisions of the act of April 2S.1904. From an investigation of the en try made by the field service of the general land otlice it developed that Louis Levy claimed an undivided one half interest in the entry on account of a "grubstake" agreement between himself and Whorf. entered into Jan. IT. 1903. and also on account of a lo cation of a portion of the area in ques tion. with other ground, made by Whorf in 1903, which purported loca tion. however, was later, and prior to the present location abandoned. It was also suggested that one Jules Redelsheimer was interested to some extent in said entry. The land office directed that proceedings be had in the case in accordance with the cir cular of Jan. 9. 1911. on the charges that Whodf did not locate and file upon the land embraced in his entry in good faith: that the entry was made pursuant to an unlawful agreement with Levy; that prior to the applica tion for patent Whorf sold and re leased. by quit claim, deed dated July 29. 1907. to Jules Redelsheimer, the land embraced in the entry and thereafter, in violation of law, filed application for patent in his own name. A hearing was had before the chief of the field department, in Seattle. Sept. IS. iyi2, at which Whorf, Kedel sheirner. Levy, and other, testified. The evidence adduced showed that the only interest Kedelshelmer had i in the claim is that of a mortgage, it being shown that he loaned the money . to Whorf which was used in paying for the land and in developing and equipping the claim. Conceding, however, that the entry was made in the interest of one or both of said parties, it nevertheless appears that each is qualified to make entry under the coal land laws, j The decision quotes from the case J of the United States vs. Colorado An thracite Company?"while the coal land law does not expressly prohibit an entry by one person for the bene fit of another, it does limit the quan | tity of land that may be acquired thereunder by one person to 160 acres and the quantity that may be acquired i by an association of persons to 320 acres, and in exceptional instances, 640 acres." The entry here in question em braces but a trifle more than 65 acres of land?less than might be entered by an individual and necessarily less than migbt be entered by an assocla ! tion of qualified individuals. Under the circumstances it is not necessary to give further considera tion to the possible rights of Levy or Redelsheimer in the premises, ; both being shown to be qualified en trymeu under the coal land laws. The claims asserted by Levy should come before a court of equity. The de partment believes that the entry should be passed to patent in Whorf's name. The decision is signed by Sam uel Adams. First Assistant Secretary 1 of the Interior. APPELLATE COURT ON COAL ENTRY For the information of the local land Otflce a copy of the decision of the Circuit Court of Appeals of the Kight Circuit in the case of the United States vs. the Home Coal and Coke Company, and the Haldy Coal Company, was r- ceived by the local1 offices yesterday. The area invoiveu is coal lands in Colo ;,do. The decision in effect holds that an entry of a coal claiui may be made by any person for the use n.nd benefit of any other person qual ified to make a coal land entry, the only restriction being that of area which must not exceed ICO acres, and that the ostensible entrvman does not ?nak. the entry by any misrepresenta tion or deceit or fraud as to the real parth s in interest. RECORD CRIMINAL TRIAL TOR JUNEAU The trial of l'ete Bicchieri yester day on the indictment charging as sault with a dangerous weapon was finished in record time. The case went to trial yesterday morning at ten o'clock. The jury was recureti and the evidence of the gov ernment nearly all in by 12 o'clock. Tn the afternoon the defense had fin ished and the jury had the case by five o'clock. An hour later the jury brought in a verdict of guilty of sim ple assault. SOCCER NEXT SUNDAY There will be a soccer game at Douglas next Sunday between Tread well and Juneau teams. Kvery thing that will please a smok er nay be found at BURFORD'S. Quartz Strike In Nevada RENO, Nov., Feb. 4.?All Nevada and the adjoining States, are in a blaze of excitement over a fabulous gold strike made near this city. The strike was made at a new camp called "Rochester." on Netzel moun tain. not for from Reno. A vein has been uncovered which carries two hundred ounces, of silver and four hundred dollars in gold to the ton. Prospectors, miners and all kinds and conditions of men are rushing to the camp. RIBY LARGEST YUKON CAMP "Ruby City has five saloons, two blacksmith shops, two bath houses, two laundries, two shoemakers, a hos pital. a" school, a machine shop, one livery stable and one meat shop. .Many old-time Klondikers and a good many former Fairbanks people are there. "Prospecting is under way on the creeks, but not many streams have shown gold in paying <11 mtities. Long creek is the best, and a number or dumps are being taken out there this winter," says a visitor to that sec tion. "Ruby is one of the largest towns in the Yukon valley. It is the second in size on the Yukon river, being next to Dawson. Ruby might apolo gize for not providing more places for humanity to fight ofT the menace of thirst. Its miserable showing with only five saloons is a sad commentary. Fairbanks has a few more, but they are poorly patronized, and both towns easily are outnumbered by old Daw son and her twenty-four drink empor-j iums now running full blast." A. F. Engelhardt, license inspector and collector for th Yukon Territory, explains to the Dawson News that Dawson has eight saloons and seven-1 teen hotels licensed to sell liquors, j mtiking a total of twenty-five retail i places. She also has two wholesale houses. Roadhouses in N ukon 1 erri-1 torv are licensed to sell liquor in sum mer. On the Alaska side sale of liquor! is permitted only in towns where a j marshal is stationed. The Yukon has an extensive police service not main tained in Alaska. COURT NOTES. The case against Marv Boyle and both the cases against N. Marino have been put over until next term of court. Case of Pacific Coast Company vs. John Bolster was continued to April 1. 1913. Court Sustains Demurrer After hearing the argument the court sustained the demurrer to the indictment. Shackleford & Bayless, and Z. R. Cheney, counsels for Joseph Weyer horst, and Assistant District Attorney Folsom argued the demurrer to the j indictment charging the crime of may hem. AT THE ORPHEUM "A String of Pearls." is really one of the most attractive motion picture dramas ever produced. It pleased the Orpheum audience last night. HOSPITAL NOTES. Mrs. Gravrock was operated on to day by Dr. Sloane at St. Anne's hos pital. Norman Erickson. the man operated upon by Dr. Egginton several days ago, is getting along fine and will leave St. Anne's hospital about next Friday. ASH WEDNESDAY CHURCH SERVICES Tomorrow being Ash Wednesday, there will be services in Trinity Epis copal church, as follows: Holy Com munion at 10 a. m.; evening prayer, Litany and sermon at 8 p. m. Everyone is cordially welcome. There will be a short choir rehearsal after the services in the evening, all members of the choir are requested to be present. The Daily Empire delivered in Ju neau, Douglas and Tread well for ?1.00 a month. Fisher Convicted by His Own Mouth WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.?Secretary of the Interior Walter L. Fisher was forced to admit today, before the House Committee on Territories, that he had assumed a dog-in-the-manger attitude in the matter of opening up the Alaska coal fields. Secretary Fisher intimated that this policy had been pursued by him because of President Roosevelt's with drawal of Alaska coal lands from public entry on Nov. 12, 1906 The admission of Fisher, which came as a thunder bolt out of a clear sky, was forced from him by Repre sentative Rufus Hardy, of Texas, in a hearing before the committee, of a bill, introduced by Delegate James V ickersham, of Alaska, and Senator Jones, of Washing ton, to place the hearing of Alaska coal land claims be fore a court of competent jurisdiction. In the hearing Secretary Fisher opposed the bill. He said that the courts would not be as liberal in their interpretations as the Interior Department. Appropriation For the First Alaska Legislature I There is no room for further worry over the expense account of the com ing legislative session. The Governor's oflice was yesterday advis I of the passage by the Senate oi the legislative, executive, and Ju dicial appropriation bill containing, by an amendment inserted in the meas ure in the upper branch of Congress, provision for the expense of the first Alaska legislature. The total appropriation for the pur pose of meeting the expenses of the first Maska legislature amounts to >13,200. Of this amount $21,600 is set aside for salaries of the members, which allows $000 to each member. The mileage, or transportation, ex pense of the members is provided for ' to the amount of $6,500. An item of ' $5,160 is allowed for salaries to em ployees of the legislature during its session. The sum of $5,000 is set aside to pay for the printing of laws. An item of $2,000 is allowed to pay for | rent of legislative halls and commit tee rooms. The sum of $5,000 is pro vided to pay for stationery, supplies, and for the printing of bills, reports, j etc. The same beneral appropriation bill makes provision for the support of the Governor's olllce, but does not increase the amount for that purpose, although a larger amount is urgently needed for clerk hire, in view of the added duties of that office in connec tion with the newly created legisla . ture. RATIFIES INCOME TAX AMENDMENT SANTE FE, N. M., Feb. 4. ? The ; State Legislature yesterday afternoon ratified the income tax amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Thirty-seven States have now ratified j the amendment, one more than is act-, ually required. .J. P. TUMULTY TO BE \ PRES. WILSON'S SECRETARY TRENTON, N. J., Feb. 4.?Presi- j dent-elect Wilson announced last night1 that he had selected Joseph Patrick! Tumulty as his secretary. Tumulty lias been secretary to Gov ernor Wilson ever since he was elect-] ed Governor of New Jersey. STAR SPANGLED BANNER PROUDLY WILL WAVE WASHINGTON, Feb. 4?Represen tative Levy introduced a joint reso lution making "The Star Spangled Hanner" a national anthem. The bill will pass both houses and become a law at an early date. QUARANTINE IS RAISED Today .Marshal Faulkner received word that the diphtheria quarantine had been raised in Sitka. TO JUNEAU PATRONS: I wish to announce that I am pr? pared to give prompt, and efficient service in delivering, coal htiui:;:; ir.ht, baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER 'hone Order 5-7 or 55 tf DRESSMAKING?And sewing by day. Miss Irene E. Smith: address H. L. Summer's residence, or P. O. box 90. city. l-31-3t. FOUND?Gentleman's scarf pin. In quire Empire office. 2-1 Job Printing at The Empire Office. RAISING MONEY I TO HELP CHINA SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4. ? The Chinese residents of the principal American cities are raising four hun dred thousand dollars for the pur pose of outfitting an army to protect Chinese interest in Mongolia against the encroachments of the Russians. SPLENDID PROGRAM TO BE RENDERED TONIGHT The concert recital tonight whicn will be given by Mrs. J. V. Davis, assist ed by the best local talent, promises to be a rare treat. .Mrs. Davis' abil ity as a dramatic reader, is well at tested, and besidee a delightful pro gram has been prepared. The program will be called at nine o'clock this evening at Oddfellow's hall. INSANE MAN AT SITKA The marshal's oflice has been ad vised that a man in Sitka named Lee was adjudged insane yesterday. STANDS BY CHAPLAI N SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 4.?Pro found (juiet greeted the reading in the Assembly today of a resolution for bidding the chaplain to pray for legis lation pending before the House in his invocations. It was placed on the table, 40 to 30. W. S. Killingsworth, who announced yesterday, after Chaplain Franklin K. Raker had included in his prayer a plea for a Sunday closing act, that he would offer such a resolution, at tempted to explain his position, but the motion to table cut ofT debate. FOR RENT HOGAN FLAT*; ? Four and five room apartments, unfurnished. l-28-6t. SOWERBY & BELL. Phone your subscription to The Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4. Heifner Talks of Alaska With the President-tied TRENTON, N. J., Feb. A. -Charles, (5. Heifner, of Seattle, called on Pres ident-elect Wilson yesterday afternoon and had a lontf conference with Gov ernor Wilson. Mr. Heifner discussed the Alaska situation with the President-elect, and particularly with reference to the pol icy to be pursued in opening up the coal lands of Alaska, and conserva tion. President-elect Wilson said after the conference that .Mr. Heifntr's mission chielly to arrange for conlerences af ter the inauguration. Mr. Helfner was Governor Wilson's personal representative on the Pacfic Coast during his campaign for the presidential election, and he Is said to have the full confidence of the President-elect. Taft Inspects the Report of Railroad Commission WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.?President Tnft worked all day yesterday in specting the report of the Alaska Rail road Commission. He made volumin ous notes which will be used in the preparation of a message which in; will probably send to the Congress during the current week. it is understood t hat an soon as President Taft's message in published he will go over the situation with President-elect Wilson. A number of Alaskans, now in Washington, will leave for Trenton within a short time to have a talk with Coventor Wilson, over matters relat ing to the Territory. BALKAN WAR HAS BEEN RESUMED LONDON, Feb. 4. -The Constantino ple correspondent of the Chronicle telegraphs his paper that the Balkan war has been resumed. CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 4. It has been officially announced that hostil ities were resumed at seven o'clock .ist night at Adrianople and Tchatalja. Shortly after seven o'clock the Bal kan allies opened the bombardment upon Adrianople. SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 4. The bom bardment of Adriauople began an hour after the expiration of the armis tice. LONDON, Feb. 4. It hat been evi dent that the allies were reluctant to resort to a resumption of hostili ties, probably due to their failure to arrange the dilliculty with Koumania, which it is believed, has not been set tled. RYAN IS RELEASED; BAIL OE $70,0001 LEAVENWORTH, Kas., Feb. 4. ? Frank M. Ryan, president of the In-1 j tcrnatfonaI Union of Bridge and Struo tural Ironworkerr' one of tlie convict- , ed dynamite conspirators, was re- j j lci .d yesterday, hail having been j, furnished to the amount of $70,000. | REDUCTION OF PARCEL POST CHARGES URGED 1 WASHINGTON, Feb. 3? Postmast- i < er-General Hitchcock in a report sug- i gests the reduction of parcel post ?harges and the increase of the weight limit. MIME. BERNHARDT COMING TO ALASKA ? PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 4. ? "De lighted," exclaimed Sara Beanhardt, | tiie veteran French actress, when shej was informed that Juneau and Ket chikan. and Prince Rupert, B. C\, had | all made bids for her appearance in those towns. Madame Berhardt added she would go to Alaska and fill a series of per formances as soon as she had closed her engagement in San Francisco. FAMOUS NOVELIST IS DEAD IN ENGLAND ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 4.?A cable gram received here announces the death of Anne Warner French, the well-known American novelist. Mrs. French died at a winter resort in the south of England. GENERAL OROZSCO IS REPORTED AS BEING DEAD LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4.?Dispatches from Northern Mexico says that Gen ral Pascual Orozsco. jr., the rebel leader, is dead. It is believed here that the report is authentic. Hies wife, who resides here has not heard from him in seven months. 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. LAW TO COLLECT THE INCOME TAX WASHINGTON, Feb. 4.?Democrat ic leaders in Congress say that a bill Kill be passed at the special session af Congress making provision for the levying of an Income tax in compli ance with the terms of the constitu tional amendment which lu.s received the ratification of the States. WASHINGTON, Fob. 4. ?It is an nounced that Pesident Taft will pro claim the income tax amendment as a part of the Constitution of the United States, as soon as the State Department receives ollicial notice that it has been ratified by three fourths of the States. DELAWARE LIKEWISE RATIFIES INCOME TAX DOVER, Feb. 4.?The thirty-eighth State to ratify the Income tax amend ment to the federal constitution is Delaware, the Legislature having rat ified the amendment last night. JACK JOHNSON TO BE TRIED AT ONCE CHCAGO, Feb. 4. ? United States District Attorney James H. Wilkerson lias announced that he will immediate ly begin the prosecution of Jack John son, under the Mann Act, or the "white slave" law, as it is commonly known. . The District Attorney's decision to prosecute Johnson, is th? result of the decision of the United States Su preme Court, affirming the decision of the Court of Appeals which refused to admit Johnson to bail. ZAPATISTAS KILL TWENTY FIVE MEXICAN SOLDIERS MEXICO CITY, Feb. 4.?The follow ers of General Zapata attacked a pas senger train yesterday, bound for Ozumba, killing twenty-five federal soldiers. FEMMER & RITTER See this firm for all kinds of dray, ing and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. Coai delivered promptly. Feminer & Rit ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone 314. Residence phones 402 or 403. ???