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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOI.. 1. NO. 81. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS TURKS MEET A GREAT SLAUGHTER l Alaskans Are Pound in Par-away Tahiti Alexander M. Archangelski and wife are in Juneau bavins conn from Sitka on the last trip of the Georgia, and will leave on the Curacao tomorrow. They are enroute to Tahiti, one of the Society islands, an oceanic group, about 11' days' run from San Fran cisco and on the path of the Aus tralian boats. Mr. and Mrs. Archangelski are anions the oldest pioneers of Alaska. The former is a Russian by birth and ca lie to Sitka l''> years ago as a Rus sian school teacher. He became fas cinated with mining and went to Berkley California where he took the course in the College of Mines.. After ward returning to Sitka, he became the engineer in charge of the develop ment of the DeGroff mine, now known as the Chichagoff mine. This proper ty was developed to the producing staue without the investment of a sin ale dollar of coin. Mr. Archangelski employed natives and sacked enough of the tloat quartz found near the lead to pay for opening up the mine and the erection of a small four-stamp mill. This was in 1905; afterward the property passed into the hands of another company through consolida tion with the Mills property and a le stamp mill has now been in suc cessful operation for several years. Mr Archangelski says the mine is on a true fissure vein and that it has a very fine future. Mrs Archangelski was formerly Miss Paulina Cohen and she canie to Sitka as a child 10 years ago. Her father. Abraham Cohen was present wit- :i tin Stars and Stripes were first hoisted at Sitka. She taught school and kit r became the postmistress, holding the latter position for twelve years. They are both very fond of Alaska and their old time friends, many of whom live in Juneau. Mr. Archangelski still retains an in terest in the Hirst mine, just oppo site the ChichagofT mine. This prop erty is now being developed. Two years ago Mr. and Mrs. Arch angelski made the journey to Tahiti ami remained there fifteen months, establishing themselves in a bamboo house to which they are now return ing and which is to be their future home but of course, they say Alas ka will always be their real home. Tahiti is an island about 45 miles long and two to ten miles in width. It is mountainous, like Southeastern Alaska .having peaks reaching an el evation of S.000 feet. The climate is semi-tropical almost like Hawal, only more delightful. The sun shine 265 days out of each year with occasional showers. Ten ' miles distant is the island of Moorca, said to be the most picturesque bit of ! land in the world. The capital of the group is Papeete on Tahiti. It has a population of 2,500 and is the only city on the island. The entire pop ulation numbers about 11.000. twenty five hundred of whom are whites. The natives are Polynesian and are a very fine, mild-mannered, kind-hearted peo ple. There has not been a murder on the island since the advent of the whites. The country is under the French flag but Hnglish is the lang uage spoken theres. The white popu lation is cosmopolitan. The principal commercial product of the island is copra, or dried coaco nut and vanila, though all kinds of tropical fruits including bananas, grow in abundance. After the strenuous days at Chicha j goff .Mr. and Mrs. Archangelski sought recreation in the South Seas. They ' enjoyed the ease and comfort of that delightful clime so much that they are returning. It is their intention of buying a vanila and coaconut plan ; tat ion and settle down for a period I before returning to Alaska. Mr. Archangelski has a fine library in their home and he says the climate; and surroundings are such that con-1 duces to a full appreciation of good j | reading. A number of old Alaska prospectors have found the haven of rest at Tahi ti. Amang them might be mentioned McDonald and Hyatt from Fairbanks. Heminger. of Yakutat. and Cobb of ' Sitka. Game Warden Tollman, of Seward, has a son there now and is preparing to fly for the Southland himself. The thought is pleasing to both Mr. and Mrs. Archangelski that Alaskans are finding out the place. "Oh. yes, we are coming back to Alaska again." they said, "we could not really stay stay away you know. ; We must come up here to cool off? j besides this is home." NEWS EROM THE WESTWARD SITKA. Feb. ">.?L)r. White has sold his tine gasoline launch, Goldenrod to .Messrs. Newell and Young, who in tend to convert it into a halibut fish ing boat. Mr. Henry came up front the Springs, much improved from his short stay there. Besides the passengers on the Dor othy M.. from the Springs, there was a nine hiundred-pound halibut in tow. The Klk is in from Chichagoff with usual brick of gold good for the eyes. Mr. Freeburn. the superintendent of the Chichagoff mines, came in on the Klk. Dr. White has sent for material to build a boat 72 feet long and 22 feet wide, in which he expects to install a l?0-hor?" power Diesel engine. The halibut boats are fishing in this vicinity with success. A number of them have gone to Petersburg, Ket chikan and Seattle with their catches, while a few local fishermen are ship ping from here. Supt. W. G. Beattie has been spend ing a few days here looking over the government Indian school. Miss Esther Gibson, who for the; last 16 years has been the nurse and the medical department for the Shel don Jackson mission school, is going to fill a like position for the govern ment under Supt. W. G. Beattie. at Kake. There is great fear here that it might be permanent. Miss Gib son is highly esteemed here and every one regrets to see her go. ?Valentines! Valentines!? SEE Barrager's window display. 2-4tf Phone your want ads to The Dally F.mpire, phone 3-7-4. PELLY PROSPECTOR LIKES THE COUNTRY ('. L. Dunbar, formerly of Nevada.1 but more recntly from Yukon Terri tory is in Juneau but will leave in a few weeks for Seattle. .Mr. Dunbar lias put in about eight months at prospecting in the Pelly rives watershed and speaks favorably of that section as a field for the pros pector. The Felly has not been pros pcted very thoroughly. .Mr. Dunbar says. In fact there are vast areas that show no evidence of having been visited by whites or even Indians. There is a schist-porphyry forma tion in one section of the Pelly wat ershed that offers alluring induce ments to the man who makes pros pecting his calling. Mr. Dunbar, who has prospected nearly all his life and who knows the Nevada hills like an open book, is particularly impressed with this section. He says that there are splendid surface indications of good quartz deposits but absolutely no prospecting has been done aloug this line. Mr. Dunbar became interested in a placer prospect. He never reached bed rock and so feels rather diflident about expressing himself on the sub ject. "It looks good to me," he said, "and I'm going back." Further than this Mr. Dunbar refuses to be quoted. Gold is encountered in the gravel as far down as he had sunk and evidently in encouraging quantity. From Seattle Mr. Dunbar will pro ceed to Vancouver and secure some pack horses. He expects to come up in April and go in over the ice with his pack animals and outfit. There is a trading station belonging to Tay lor & Drury about 200 miles up the Pelly but Mr. Dunbar will evidently pack a part of his outfit cross country. There is no one in his section of the country but himself. Phone your subscription to The Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4. FOUND?On Salmon creek road a lady's coat. Enquire at Burford's. t.f. Wants To Know About f. Dunn .Marshal Herbert L. Faulkner today received a leter from Thos. K. Lane of Springfield, Massachusetts, making inquiry into the history of Frank Dunn, who was killed at the Duudes Bay Cannery last July. The letter states that Mrs. Lane had a brother named Frank Dunn, who came West with the Alaska gold fever; that he was then only in his teens. They have not heard from hint for a long time. Frank Dunn, the missing man was then in San Francisco. Marshal Faulkner, replied giving all the particulars in his possession and as good a description as possible. The only photograph of the dead man known to exist Is an exhibit in the custody of the court. School Teachers' hazy Geography The Governor's otlice this morning received inquiries from four teach ers in various parts of the United States, seeking positions in the schools of Alaska, all of the letters having been addressed to Sitka in stead of Juneau. In the same mail were several other letters addressed to the Governor at Sitka, among them being one from the president of an agricultural college in the Middle West, and another from a man in Se attle who is evidently a writer on le gal subjects. The Governor says that fully half of the whole number of in quiries received from school teachers are addressed to him at Sitka. THE RUMOR WAS MINUS A BASE The rumor that the settlement had been broken off in the land case at Cordova between John Dalton and the Katalla Company is a mistake. The case will be settled. The fulf facts regarding thereto will be pub lished in The Umpire as soon as con summated. MANY VICTIMS ARE KEPT INDOORS ? Several of the victims of the post otlice walk disaster of a week ago are still confined to their rooms by their injuries. Councilman Fries was 011 the street today but still has a sore head. .Mrs. Fries is still confined to the house from her injuries. Mrs. Bergman is trying to get about but is very lame yet. Her niece Miss Wilde is unable to walk yet on account of a very badly sprained ankle. Col. Wm. Winn is still confined to his home but under the eare of Doc tor Simpson is getting along nicely and hopes to be out soon. LADIES GUILD AT THE ORPHEUM THEATRE The Ladies' Guild, of Trinity Epis copal church will give an entertain ment at the Orpheum for the benefit of the church's work. An excellent program ha3 been arranged, as fol lows:' Overture Selected High School Band Motion Pictures Song Selected Monte Snow Song?"Sing Me to Sleep" Mrs. Trantow Motion Picture Song Mr. Harry Fisher Illustrated Song Monte Snow Comedy Motion Picture Song Selected Mr. Pitshain Comedy Mr. Spickett Judge Overfield has recovered suf ficlently to hold court, therefore court will convene at ten a. m. tomorrow. COUNCIL MEETING There will be a meeting of the city council tonight. Lloyd Cherry went back to Jualin on the Georgia today. . Superintendent Nieding of the Ken sington mine took passage this morn ing for Comet Turks Lose 5,000 Men in Three Days Battle LONDON. Keb. 7.?There has been severe fighting all along the line in the Gallipoli peninsula, according to a dispatch to the Dniily Chronicle. That the slaughter has been terri fic is shown by the fact that the Turks admit that they have lost five thous and men since last Tuesday. The hospital supplies are also said to be insuiiicient and the suffering is horrible. The ambulance corps and the sur geons have been busy both day and night taking care of the wounded. TUBERCULOSIS SERUM TO BE TRIED WASHINGTON, Feb. 7?The offic ial report upon the Friedmann tuber culosis cure is being turned out by the government printing office. NEW YORK, Feb. 7.?Dr. Austin I?. Held, of Pittsburg, has arrived here from Europe bringing the first Fried mann tuberculosis serum to this coun try. | PITTSBURG. Pa., Feb. 7.?Dr. Au stin B. Held, who arrived here from London, brinsing Fried man n's con sumption serum, has innoculated his wife, who is a victim of tuberculosis | sis. - M Bill to enforce the Commission's Findings WASHINGTON, Fob. 7.?Delegate, Wickersham said today that he would immediately introduce a bill to put in to force the recommendations of the Alaska Railroad Commission and those of President Tuft, with regard to rail road construction in Alaska. Delegate Wickershain says he fav ors any route, so as to get prompt con struction. TO CREATE A SPIRIT OE EOYAETY 0LY.MP1A, Wash., Feb. 7. ? A bill! aimed at Socialists and the Industrial Workers of the World, has been intro duced in the State Legislature by Rep resentative CraiR, of Chehalis County. The bill provides that all teachers employed In the public schools of the State and students attending State in stitutions of learning shall be re quired to take an oath to support the I Constitution and the laws of the State and Nation. ROCKEFELLER MAS LARYNGAL SPASM JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga.. Feb. 7?Af ter testifying before the .Money Trust investigation committee for twelve minutes today, at his home here, Will iam Rockefeller was forced to re tire. He exhibited symptoms of lar yngeal spasms. Gambler Pays Graft 17 Years NEW YORK, Feb. 7.?Before the Aldermanic Committee which is in vestigating police grafting, James Pur celle, a gambler for seventeen years testified that during al lthat time he had paid the police for protection. UNION PACIFIC GETS CENTRAL PACIFIC NEW YORK, Feb. 7.?According to : the oflicial form of the dissolution of. the merger between the Southern Pa-' cific and the Union Pacific railroads, the Union Pacific is given the owner ship of the Central Pacific. It is expected that the entire reor ganization of the companies will be perfected within a few weeks. GENERAL OROZCO GIVEN HIS LIBERTY SAN ANTONIO. Tex., Feb. 7.?Gen eral Pascual Orozco, of Mexico, who has been detained here as a prisoner for some time has been released. Or ozco was arrested on a charge of us ing American territory as a base for operations against the Mexican govern ment. MAYOR W. J. GAYNOR MUST PAY $5,800 TRENTON, N. J? Feb. 7.?Dr. J. J. Artlitz has been awarded a judg ment for $5,800 against Mayor W. J. Gaynor, of New York, for profession al services at the time he was shot by Gollagher in Hoboken. H. S. Tripp was a passenger for | Pearl harbor on today's Georgia. JIM BEASLEY SAYS IT IS BLACKMAIL SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 7.?James Beasley, today charicterized as "black mail," the charge that his wife was still married to him. Asked as to the broken engagement with .Miss Wood, he answered: "Anything that the Wood family said is O. K." SALVADOR PRESIDENT SHOT SAN SALVADOR, Feb. 6. ? Presi dent Araufo, of Salvador, was shot several times today by assassins. His condition is dangerous. CZAR SENDS GRAIN TO MONTENEGRINS CETTINJE, Montenegro, Feb. 7. Russian Emperor has presented 73,000 bushels of grain to the Montenegrin people. The corn was brought to An tivari by steamer. It will go far to relieve the distress caused by the war. TWO MORE POLICE GRAFTERS SUSPENDED NEW YORK, Feb. 7?The shake-up in the New York Police force contin ues as a result of the exposure being made through the police investigation committee. The ramifications of the graft system as operated in this city, have been more extensive than was thought possible. Police Commission er Rhinelander Waldo last night sus pended Police Captain James Hussey and James F. Thompson, who were shown to have been implicated in the big extortions of money from gam blers and dissolute women. 33 1-3% DISCOUNT! On all ladies', tailor-made suits, coats and one-piece dresses One-third off ? one-third off ? Must have room for Spring goods. CHAS. GOLDSTEIN. BEACH ACQUITTED AIKEN, S. C., Feb. 7.?Millionaire Beach, of New York, on trial here for assaulting his wife, has been ac quitted. The Greeks to Attack Constantinople Prom Sea SOFIA, Bulgaria, Feb. 7. A state-r ment issued by the Bulgarian war of fice gives out the main object of the Bulgarian armies, aside from reduc ing Adrianople. Bulgaria proposes to force a passage through the Turkish lines and thus reach the Dardanelles, j As soon as this is established the Greek fleet will be enabled to enter the Sea of Marmora and attack Con stantinople directly from the sea. LONDON, Feb. 7. -A Constantinople dispatch to a news agency says that I the position of the Young Turk gov ernment is generally believed to be very unstable. The treasury is empty I and it is not known how it will be pos Bible to supply the army with provis ions. There has been much talk of an Aus trian-German-Jewish intrigue. In circles favorable to the late Cabinet large quantities of money are said to have been distributed. The affair is even connected with the German de lay in subscribing o the joint note of the powers. It is impossible to say how much truth there Is in such reports. SOFIA, Feb. 7.?The commanders of the Balkan forces at Adrianople, have refused to permit foreigners to leave the city or e>iablish u neutral zone there. Wilson Only Sure as to Revision of Tariff TRENTON, N. J., Feb. 7? Presi-| dent-elect Wood row Wilson said today , that aside from revising the tariff downward he had not decided as to other legislation that he will recoin- ' mend for the consideration of Con- '? gress at the special session. j' A number of Alaskans from Wash ington have called upon Governor Wil son to urge him to take up the Alas ka question at once and urge its con sideration at the special session, but with what results is not known. FORTY MILLION PARCELS SENT i WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.?A state ment issued yesterday by the Postof fice Department says that parcels to the number of forty million were han dled by the parcel post during the month of January. Chicago leads with a record of four million for the month. A MEMBER OE THE ARBITRATION COURT . LONDON, Feb. 7. ? - James Uryce, j ambassador to the United States, who will be succeeded by Sir Arthur Spring-Rice, has been appointed a member of the permanent arbitration court at The Hague. LILLIAN GRAHAM TO WED FRENCHMAN SEATTLE, Feb. 7.?Lillian Graham, an actress who acquired sudden notor iety in New York a couple of years ago by shooting W. E. D. Stokes, a millionaire, in the legs, has instructed her Seattle attorneys to procure a i record of her birth, as such is required by the laws of France, that she may wed a wealthy Parisian. Miss Graham and a companion, Miss Conrad were acquitted upon trial of attempt to murder Stokes. SENATOR CULLOM IS DANGEROUSLY ILL WASHINGTON, Fob. 7. ? United States Senator Shelby M. Cullom is dangerously ill, and his physicians say 1 his recovery is extremely doubtful. Senator Cullom is 84 years of age. He was elected to the United States Senate in 1883, and has served con tinuously since that time. His term expires March 3. BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR ROYAL GUNNISON Today the son of Judge and Mrs. Gunnison. Royal A. Gunnison, jr., is having his fourth birthday celebration at the family home. About thirty of his young friends have stormed the house by invitation j and are having a royal good time. BATTLE CREEK. Mich., Feb. 7. ? Learning that he would have no choir last Sunday because the leader had resigned, the Rev. William H. Phelps of the First Methodist church adver tised music by prominent New York singers. The pastor used a talking machine. While some of those pres ent went away talking adversely about "canned music" in church, most of them were well satisfied. BALLOT TUESDAY EOR SENATOR SPRINGFIELD, Ills., Feb. 7.?The Democratic members of the Legisla ture will caucus next .Monday night preparatory to balloting on the Tues day following for the United States Senator. The endorsement of Colonel James Hamilton Lewis will be consid ered. Lewis was the choice for United States Senator to succeed Senator Cul lorn, at the Democratic primary last summer. The Republican choice was Lawrence Stringer. In the Legislature none of the po litical parties lias a majority on joint ballot. WILSON'S ADDRESS IS TO BE BRIEE PRINCETON, N. J., Feb. 7.?Pres identelect Wood row Wilson gave the secret service oilicers the slip yester day afternoon and walked alone to the library of Princetor. University and began the drafting of his inaugural address. Referring to the address he said: "I Intend to he at. brief as possi ble." CALGARY ALDERMAN'S TERRIBLE CHARGE CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 27.?That there are two hundred girls under eighteen years of age on the verge of Illegitimate motherhood in Cal gary, that there private rooms in con nection with the most popular grills where mere children are wined and dined, and that there are licensed chauffeurs picking up young girls in loads, are unchallenged statements concerning local social conditions made by Alderman Frost in the city council. His remarkable charges were made in support of the curfew law, which the Alderman fathered and which failed of passage. MARSHALL WILL ADDRESS LEGISLATURE PHOENIX, Arizona. Feb. 7. ? Vice President Thomas Ft. Marshall, who is staying here for the benefit of his health, has accepted an invitation to address the Legislature on Monday night. TREASURER JOSEPH W. GILINLY DEAD DENVER, Feb. 7.?JosephW. Gilln ly, treasurer of the Denver & Fio Grande railroad, and an employee of that company since 1872, is dead. Subscribe for The Empire.