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The canvassing board, consisting of!
Governor Walter E. Clark, Surveyor
General W. U Distin and Collector of
Customs J. it. Willis, commenced the
arduous task of canvassing the re-1
turns for the November election, at |
ten o'clock this morning. Beiore be
ginning the count the matter relative
to contests and charges tiled were dis
posed of. A notice had been filed by
Judge Gunnison, attorney for Geo. E.
Baldwin, of Valdez. that the seat in
the Senate claimed by 1.. V. Ray. of
Seward, would be contested. Later
a letter had been received from Judge
Gunnison withdrawing the contest.
Emery Valentine, national commit
teeman of the Progressive party, filed
a deposition protesting the election of
A. G. Shoup on the ground that he
was not a citizen of Alaska, and con
taining charges of illegal voting for
the non-partisan ticket.
Mr Valentine's first charge is that
in Juneau. Z. Smith, a citizen of the
State of California, and Julius Johan
son. a cit'./.en of Norway, voted the non |
partisan ticket. The second charge!
alleges that in Sitka precinct numer- i
ous frauds were practiced and to such
an extent that the returns should be;
excluded; that A. G. Shoup. a citizen
of Oregon, and five full-blooded In
dians. namely: A. G. Willis. George
E. Howard. Frank D. Price. David F.
Marsh, and J. A. Beaselv; and.;>lso
Peter Sing, the son of a Chinaman,
all voted the non partisan ticket; al
so that J. L. Henry voted illegally in
that precinct.
Wrangell is pointed out in the
third charge of fraud as the scene of
irregularity. Here the judges are
charged with acting in au arbitrary
and irregular manner, refusing to al
low citizens to vote if it were known
they were in favor of the Progressive
party. It is charged that full sixteen
illegal votes were cast for the non
partisans ticket, it is asserted that
certain resident of Scow bay and Pet
ersburg were allowed to vote in
Wrangell: it is also charged that Fred
l.ynch. who is a Canadian citizen, who
came to Alaska in 1S76, voted.
The fourth charge reiterates the
| drst that Shoup is not a citizen of
Alaska and therefore not a legal can
The protest closes with the declara
tion that no illegal votes were cast
for the Progressive ticket.
Governor Clark said that he had in
formed Judge Gunnison that the can
vassing board was in no sense com
petent to pass on the matter of con
tests. The duty of the board was to
canvass the returns, note the irregu
larities if any appeared, and issue
certificates of election according to
the returns. The matter of contests
is up to the legislative assembly.
The affidavit of Emery Valentine
was ordered returned with the state
ment that the board could take no
cognizance of the contest.
It is not probable that the canvass
ing will be completed today. A start
was made on the first division at 11
The canvassing board at three
o'clock had finished with the count
ing of the returns of the First Divis
! ion and were checking back. The vote
of no precinct has as yet been disqual
ified nor material change found in the
: unofficial returns published.
That the culmination of the ten
years' struggle for railway legisla-:
tion in Alaska in the report of the
Alaska railroad commission favoring
the construction of two roads into
the North, is the most important de
velopment of Alaska affairs to Seat-i
tie since the Klondike rush, is the
opiniou of several Seattle men well
acquainted with the situation, says the
Seattle Sun.
J. 1~ McPherson. secretary of the;
Alaska bureau of the Chamber of i
Commerce, a mining engineer who
surveyed the trails which will be fol
lowed. today said that, as the com
mission had done its work, it was
now up to Seattle
"That the Seattle people do not
realize the situation of affairs is very
evident." said McPherson recently.
"Seattle, at the door and gateway of
a country which the greatest geol
ogists proclaim the source of the
future wealth of the nation, should
fight tooth and nail for immediate ac
tion by Congress.
"The East and South are not inter
ested in the development, for it will
not vitally affect them for many
years. But Seattle, instead of devot
ing so much time and attention to
such matter as port commissions, ca
nals and other local improvements,
should wake '?p to the fact that Alas
ka's future is her future, that Alaska's,
development will mean the greater
development of this city."
Speaking alonu the same lines.
Captain J. F. Pratt., head of the geo
logical survey of the coast, says. "The
important thing at the present time
is not to consider the conditions or
study the affairs of the Great Un
known. but to act. Congress has many J
things to do. and the matter, if not at
tended to immediately, may slip
through and the long fight be lost, j
The whole Pacific Coast is interested,
but Seattle is doubly so and should
be the first to stand out strongly for|
the development of Alaska."
Letters received by friends In Ju
neau state that Miss Kempthorne. a
leading member of Juneau's musical
circles, is not coming back soon. She
is to be married to Mr. McCaul. a bar
rister of Nelson. New Zealand.
The announced engagement comes
as the culmination of a romance which
began aboard ship. The wedding will
probably occur in June.
FOUND?On Salmon creek road a
lady's coat. Enquire at Burford's. t.f.
It has developed that the Elks do
not want to turn their establishment
over as a meeting place for the First
legislature o fAlaska. Mayor Bishop,
who is on the house committee of the
Elks, and also a member of the leg
islative hall committee of the Com
mercial Club, is authority for this
The committe appointed from the
Commercial Club did secure an op- j
tion on the Opera house some time
ago. but as it was then in use by a
moving picture show and as it would
not have been good policy to announce
that the hall was wanted for another
purpose until the other party had re
leased the building, the matter was
held in abeyance.
The present lease holders have de
termined to build a new floor at the
level of the present tier of raised
boxes, converting the present audi
torium into two halls, one below and
the other above. Both will be reached
from the Seward street entrance.
Work is to start immediately and
the building put in first class shape.
The alterations to be made at this
time will be with a view of further
The place wil Ibe offered as a meet
ing place but the Commercial Club
has not contracted for its use for that
Among the late arrivals from the
new gold strike southeast of Atlin at
the latter place, are Wm. Conroy, Ken-1
ny McLaren, Joe Wilson and Skoo
kum Jim. Conroy. McLaren and Wil
son are old-timers in this district and
experienced miners. Skookum Jim
is one of the discoverers of the fa
mous Klondike in Yukon. All are very
enthusiastic over the prospects of the
new diggings and predict a lively fu
ture for the camp. Conroy and McLar
en have started back from Atlin on the
I return trip with four tons of supplies
which they will relay with dog teams,
in fact, most of the stakers are pre
paring to return at once with outfits
to commence operations as soon as the
i snow is off the ground. Up to date,
five creeks have been discovered and
staked. While no extensive prospect
ing has been done, on account of the
presence of snow and the frozen condi
tion of the ground, good prospects
have been found in various places on
all of the creeks. Over three hundred
claims in the new district have been
Job Printing at The Empire Office
Fight United States
* MEXICO CITY, Feb. 14. ? *
Word has been received here *
from Paris that former Presi- *
dent Porfirio Diaz has an- *
nounced his intention to return *
$ to Mexico and take the field *
* against the armies of the *
United States in case of Inter- *
* vention. *
Since his flight from Mexico *
* after the capture of this city *
* by General Madero, two years *
* ago. Diaz has been living quiet- *
ly in Spain and Paris.
Diaz Claims Control
MEXICO CITY, Fe. 14.?Gen- *
eral Felix Diaz, the rebel com- *
mander, in an official communi- *
* cation to Henry L. Wilson, the * j
American Ambassador, asserts *
that he is in control of the city, *
and asks the United States for *
* recognition as a belligerent.
* Wilson has not replied to the * !
* note. *
W. II. Case who recently purchased j
the Delaney building at the corner of
Front and Main Street, is having the
property entirely remodeled. Carpen
ters have already begun the work un
der the supervision of John Lindahl.
The building is to be brought to the
street line. A fine plate glass front
will be put in. The display window
besides facing on Front street will
have an exposure on Main street and
in the angle next to the Occidental
The building will not be disturbed
and new foundations will replace the
old. The floor is to be lowered to the
Front street level and the Main street
store room will be connected with the
Front street store by an arch under
the Main street stairs.
The photo supply stock. Jewelry and
curio department will bo in the Front
street space while the furs and heavy |
stock and photo studio will be placed
in the store room facing on Main
The entire upper floor is to be re
modeled and fitted into first class of
fices. It is expected to have the build
ing ready for occupancy by April 1.
Before leaving for the South Z. R.
Cheney announced his intention of er
ecting a new building on his Franklin
street property. The land which is
to be improved is the plot used now by
James Hogan as a marble yard.
The building contemplated will be
two stories in height, the full width of
the Franklin street frontage. The
lower floor will be used for commer
cial purposes.
The upper floor will be made into
lodgings, according to the plans as
at present arranged. The building
is to cost $7,000. Construction will
commence immediately on Mr. Chen
ey's return from the South.
"The Serpents" is an extraordinary
drama dealing with the ancient cave
man. It is now on at the Orpheum
and is followed with unusal interest.
Sunday night Manager Spickett will
display the great naval parade show
ing every ship of the U. S. navy.
I wish to announce that I am pre
pared to give prompt and efficient
service in delivering, coal hauiing
freight, baggage, etc.
Phone Order 5-7 or 55 tf
Wm. Doyle and Thos. Shields were
caught in Special Agent Harding's net
last night and arrested by Deputy
Marshal McLean on the charge of sell
ing whiskey to Indians. "Porcupine"
Mary Doyle, out on her own recog
nizance, but under Indictment for the
j same offense, is the government wit
j ness.
| Subscribe for The Empire.
Federals and Rebels
In Deadly Combat
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 14.?The bat- i
tlebetween the rebel and federal J
troops was again resumed this inorn- 1
ing, General Felix Diaz, the rebel lead
er. taking the offensive and directing ,
the lighting in person. I
A shell fired by the rebels struck <
a convent, near the palce. while the (
Inmates were at prayer. The shell ex
ploded and it is reported that twelve
persons were killed, including seven i
nuns. <
The federal troops have placed i
heavy guns in front of the United <
States conciliate to defend it in case <
of an attack by Diaz's soldiers.
Four solid blocks are this afternoon i
being dynamited by the federal forces i
in front of the rebel position, and a I
desperate conflict is being waged in i
the meantime. Dead, wounded and <
dying are found everywhere within the
/.one of the fighting.
1 I
MEXICO CITY. Feb. 14.?When the i
battle ended last night between the t
forces of President Madero and the ad
herents of General Felix Diaz, the reb- ;
els had secured a slight advantage in i
the fighting of the last hour.
The federal troops attempted ai<
charge in the direction of the arse-, i
lal. They were met by a solid phal
mx and a steady stream of Arc was
Maintained, until the federal troops
.vere repulsed with heavy loss.
The streets are still lined with the
lead, but every effort is now being
jut forth to remove them. The wound
ed are also being cared for by the Red
~'ross and other societies.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. ? At the
State Department the gravest con
:ern is felt for the safety of the Amer
can residents at Acapulco on the west
mast of Mexico, ponding the arrival
)f American battleships.
Acapulco is a town of perhaps 5,000
jeople on the Pacific coast of .Mex
co. It has a splendid, though small
mrbor, and a considerable American
jopulatfon in the town and adjacent
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 14.?The Cu
jan and Belgian legations have been
rendered untenable by the fighting of
:he past week.
The Cuban minister has asked for
authority to charter a train to take
he Cuban residents of this city to
Cera Cruz, where they will be placed
jn board a Spanish steamer and sent
:o Havana.
SEATTLE. Feb. 14.?C. T. Conover,
of this city, has received a letter from
John A. Sleicher, publisher of Leslie's
Weekly, which confirms the report that
William Loeb, jr., has accepted a po
rtion with the C.uggenheims in Alas
ka. Mr. Loeb will have an administra
tive position, and Mr. Sleicher says
that he i sdeeply interested in Alas
I.oeb is now Collector of Customs
for the port of New York. It is ex
pected that lie will assume his position
vith the Alaska Syndicate early this
WASHINGTON. Feb. 14.?Samuel
Adams who is "also mentioned" for
Secretary of the Interior in Mr. Wil
son's Cabinet was brought to Wash
ington by Secretary Fisher, when
he was appointed to succeed Secre
tary Ballinger. Adams is a Democrat,
but has been no more active in poll
; es than has Fisher, and his work in
and for the Democrat :.o party has been
a out as active as Secretary Fisher's
| i.t ors in the ion. Vv of the Kepub
j lican party. Neither man is regarded
as a politician, and neither has been
closely identified with any party. Far
this reason, among others. Democrats
a:e opposed to Adams, for they have
only learned that he is a Democrat
?-inco he became a candidate for ap
pointment as Secretary of the Inter
Democratc Senators who are pro
testing against the appointment of
Fisher base their objection mainly
on the fact that he is not a Democrat,
and that there are scores of good Dem
ocrats capable of filling that office,
whether they be chosen from the
West or the East. They do not be
lieve it right that Mr. Wilson should
keep a single Republican in his Cabi
net, and point to the political blun
der made by President Taft when he
gave two of his Cabinet offices to Dem
As to Adams, the objection is more
personal than political, though no Sen
ator, so far as has ever been disclosed
believes that Adams ever rendered the
Democratic party such service as tc
justify his elevation to a Cabinet of
(Ice. Even during the last campaign
while Secretary Fisher was away, ant
even after his return. Adams stuck t(
his desk in Washington, and nevei
once raised his voice in the campaign
There is strenuous objection to plac
irg such a man in the Cabinet.
SHELBYVILLE, fnd., Feb. 14. -
Charles Major, a well known author
is dead at his home in this city.
ALBANY, N. Y., Feb. 14.?William
Vincent Astor, heir to the hulk of the
wealth of his father, has announced
that he will make agricultural re
search his life work, for the benefit of
Young Astor, who recently attained
his majority, arrived at this decis
ion after a conference \vith Governor
Sulzer, who it is understood warmly
endorsed the idea.
CINCINNATI, O., Feb. 14.? The
jury in the case against twenty of the
National Cash Register oillcials
who were indicted on charges of con
spiracy in restraint of trade, under
j the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. has re
! turned a verdict of guilty
CHICAGO, Feb. 14. ? Articles of
agreement were signed here yester
day by representatives of Luther Mc
Carty and Bombardier Wells, of Eng
land. for a boxing contest. The match
is scheduled for March 14, at Madi
son Square Garden, New York.
CHRISTCHURCH, N. Z., Feb. 14.?
Strongsuspicions of cowardice and
shame are behind the death of Cap
tain Scot and his party. It is known
that fuel was removed from caches,
and it is probable that the government
will make a rigid investigation.
Scott in his farewell message said
that he could not account for the short
' age of fuel.
VALDEZ, Feb. 14. ? John J. Ral
! stad and Alexander Fredolin were
) found guilty by a jury in the district
? court for having violated the Flection
. . -.v.. the specific charge being that
I they voted ten absent natives at Afog
) nak for Delegate Wickersham at the
r election on August 13, last.
?Miss May me Dean, one of the fav
orite nurses of St. Ann's hospital, has
tendered her resignation to take ef
fect soon.
FOR RENT" ? F-'ve-room house un
furnished. Inquire of Juneau Dairy.tf
Cabinet Won't Be Known
Till Names Sent to Senate
TRENTON, N. J.. Feb. 14. ? Ten
days ?ko it was stated that President
elect Wilson would have his Cabinet
completed, to all intents and purposes
by Feb. 15, and the names ol' those
ho are to accept portfolios would
Lc known, unless some entirely unex
pected hitch occurred. However, no
announcements have yet beer, made
nor are any likely to be made for sotne
tfme yet.
Governor Wilson was questioned
..Kain last niRht as to Cabinet appoint
ments, and he said:
"I will follow the good old-fashioned
methods and not make any announce
ment until the names of the Cabinet
members are sent to the United States
Senate." >
PRINCETON, N, J., Feb. 14.- Col.
Wm. J. Bryan and Col. E. M. House,
an intimate friend of both Col. Bryan
and Governor Wilson, passed last eve
ning with the President-elect at his
home here. It was stated that both
had been invited by Governor Wilson
to a conference. It is now generally
believed that Bryan has been offered
and lias accepted the Secretary of
State portfolio.
Hundreds of Strikers
Arrested in W. Virginia
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Feb. 14. ?
Tliis morning a woman strike leader,
known as Mother Jones, leading sev
en hundred of the striking coal min
ers, sought to interview Gov. William
E. Glasscock.
Instead of obtaining the desired in
j terview Gov. Glasscock ordered Moth
' er Jones and her followers arrested
on a charge of conspiracy against the
The strikers declare that their ob
ject in seeking an interview with the
Governor was for the purpose of dis
cussing means to end the strike.
COEUR d'ALENE, Ida.. Feb. 14.?
I!. F. O'Neill, former president of <.
the State Bank of Commerce, of Wal- i
lace, Ida., lias been sentenced to an
i determinate term of from two to ten
yt ars in the State penitentiary, for i
i .aking false statements in regard to ]
the bank's condition. The bank failed
two years ago.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14.?The ,
steamers Hugh J. Corcoran and Sent- |
inole collided in a fog this morning
in the bay. The Seminole was sunk,
hut all an board were saved.
WHEELER. Ore.. Feb. 14.?The Ger
man bark Mlmi is ashore on the coast
near this place. Her position is :
dangerous. The crew are aboard the
vessel. 1
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Feb. 14.?
H. F. Edwards, a Republican candi
date for the United States Senate has
been arrested on a charge of offer
ing bribes to members of the Legis
lature to vote for him.
CAMANERA, Cuba, Feb. 14. ?The
United States battleship Arkansas
went on a reef near this port last
night. She has been refloated but is
in a leaking condition.
LONDON, Feb. 14.?National mem
morial services were held this after
noon for Captain Scott and his com-1
panions, who perished in the Antarc
tic. King George and Prime Minister j
Asquith were so affected that they
shed tears.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.?Secretary
of State P. C. Knox and Jean J. Jus
seratid, the French ambassador have
signed a convention between the
. United States and France, which con
tinues for another five years; the ar
. bltration treaty between the two coun
Finest line of Calabash pipes In
Alaska at BURFORD'S
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14. ? Repre
sentative Martin E. Olmstead, Repub
lican, of Pennsylvania, in a speech
yesterday, in oposition to the Jones
Lili, declared that the withdrawal of
the United States from the Philip
pines would precipitate conditions
worse than now obtain in Mexico. z
The Jones bill provides for the
withdrawal of the United States from
Jte Philippines and the recognition ot
heir independence within eight years.
TRENTON. N. J., Feb. 14. ? The
United States Government has begun
suit here against the Delaware &
Lackawana railroad company. The
complaint alleges that the defendant
company exercises a complete monop
oly of hard coal to the amount of nine
million tons.
The Lackawana railroad is alleged
to be a leading factor in what is
known as the Hard Coal Trust.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14.?Represen
ts, t.ve Oscar Underwood, who has just
turned fifty years and looks ten years
younger, entered the grandfather class
today. .Mr. Underwood's son, who
1 iv ;s in Birmingham. Jla., telegraphed
the House leader that he is father of
a baby girl.
Mr. Underwood was advised also
today that one of his admirers, whose
lart name is Kidd, had named his lat
es arrival Oscar Underwood Kidd.
'I wonder if they'll call him 0. U.
K'dd," Mr. Underwood said to his
TOKIO, Feb. 14.?There was rioting
and blodshed yesterday In many parts
of Japan.
TRENTON, N. J? Feb. 14.?Gover
nor Wilson announced yesterday that
be would resign as Governor of New
Jersey on March 1.
NEW YORK. Feb. 14.?William Pur
cell. a wltnes In the police graft in
vestigation today shot and killed his
daughter Agnes, twelve years old, and
flred at his wife. He was arrested.
Every thing that will please a smok
er may be found at BURFORD'S.

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