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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL 1. NO. 88, JUNEAU, ALASKA,"MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS INTERVENTION PERHAPS IN 24 HOURS WANT ELECTION DECLARED ILLEGAL Gov. Clark and the canvassing hoard have received a protest from the voters of Nolan, in the Kovukuk district against issuing certificates of election to members of the legislature, on the grounds that they did not have an opportunity to vote, and that un der the act creating the legislature they were guaranteed all the rights and privileges to other citizens of the territory under the laws of the United Stales; Section 3 of the organic act; als^ article 4. section 3. of the Con stitution. article 14. clause 1. of the amended Constitution and article 1-5. clause 1. of the amended constitution are cited as authority on which they base their rights of suffrage. It is explained that the commis sioner of the district. Frank Howard, did not give the required uotice of election and that therefore no elec tion was held: that owing to the fact that the notices and papers necessary for holding the election were not re ceived by Commissioner Howard un til Oct. 3d. the required 60 days' no tice could not be given for the elec tion to be held on November 5; that said election therefore, could not be legally held, and that they were dis franchised through the wilful negli gence of the Government, by Its fail ure to prodive mail and telegraph ser vice that would have enabled the com missioner to give legal notice for an election. The protest affirms that they are liable to sustain great loss through misrepresentation: that unjust taxes and laws may be levied upon them and they therefore pray the canvassing board to declare the election illegal, unconstitutional and null and void. The petition and protest Is signed by the following:?H. Pinzell, H. Boil, S X. Collins. 11. G. E. Cook, X. 1. Koxick, Knue KUingson, H. L. Haven. R. Helberg, G. H. Posslewaite. W. A. Wendal. Carl Frank, Daniel Webster.) O. C .Van Houten. Emll Lieberman. A. | C. Mc.Master, J. Mukuto, A. Corbiel.j A. Lemyer, J. P. O'Conner, Peter Dow. Thos. P. Christiansen, A. O. Linnie. John Kooltzan. Frank H. Smith. Ike Spinks. Lee Wilson, Rod Morrison. B. F. Brooks. C. E. Bowers, J. H. | Thomas. Frank Pierce. W. H. Siever ly. Andrew V. Dessen, Clay Barker. Ray King. P. J. Caraher, August Ol son. Anthony Braico. ALASKA JUNEAU PAYROLL DOES JUNEAU WANT IT? When the law firms of Gunnison and Marshall, acting for Sam Kohn et al. and Hellenthal and Hellenthal, representing the Alaska-Juueau com pany had succeeded in getting the agreement signed by which the Mt. Roberts tunnel could continue without further interruption a great step had been taken toward hastening the es tablishing of probably the most import-, ant industry contemplated for Juneau at the present time. The plans as outlined by the Alaska-j Juneau people and as they are being i carried out as rapidly as possible, mean something to which the average citizen of Juneau gives but little thought. These plans mean a mine and mills, producing twice the com bined mines and mills of the Tread well associated companies on Douglas island. To begin with, there will be erected this spriug a 150-stamp mill, to be followed as fast as they can be con-' structed bv five additional mills of * equal capacity. These stamp mills are to be lined up along the side hill. Just below the stamps will be a Chil ian mill which working or overwork ing the same ore as the stamps will increase the output two-fold, making the 900-stamps equal to 1800, that have not the Chilian mills in con junction. The combined mills of the Treadwell group operate less than 900 stamps, without any Chilian mills. The mill site along the water front consists of about 30 acres, not too much for so large a plant. The working force in the mills will probably be double that employed in Tread well or very nearly so. There will not be so many men or features to the pay roll in other respects, how ever. for the company has announced that it will build no rooming houses, no boarding houses, no stores, no baths, clubs or other company fea tures. The company is looking to the city of Juneau for all these things. Juneau must furnish not only the ab solute necessities but all of the lux uries. The average business man will real ize that this means a great deal for the town of Juneau. Twice the pay roll of the Treadwell mills, that must be paid to the Juneau business men because there will be no company j institutions. Hut the men in the reduction plants; are few compared to the great crews that must be employed in the mines | getting out the ores. As the capacity I of the Alaska-Juneau mills is to be double that o fthe combined Tread-1 well mills so the milling crew will have to be double to supply the ore. These men also must be taken care of right here in the town of Juneau. The company has arranged in its plans to run fast work trains from the reduction plant to the mines and the working force will be housed in Juneau, providing Juneau can house them. This means that homes must be pro i vided for at least 2,500 working men j intown and living expenses must be commensurate with the earning capac ity of the people. Does Juneau really want that pay roll? RECEPTION FOR THE LEGISLATORS ? The members of the Territorial Leg islature. who are enroute to Juneau. c were given a public reception at Fair- t bank< Senators Sutherland and Ho- ] den and Representatives Driscoll and ; Collins, left Fairbanks on Feb. 5, and , Senator Freeding left Nome on the same day with a dog team. Repre- , sentative Gaffney left the day before. Senator Roden has resigned as as sistant district attorney at Iditarod. and will be succeeded by Cecil H. Clegg. Mayor Dan Driscoll has also re signed as municipal head of Fair banks. The members-elect of the local leg islature are due here on the North-' western, due to arrive Wednesday night. . CITY DOCK IS GROWING RAPIDLY All of the piles have been driven be tween the float at the City dock and ; the shore line for the new extension j on which the cold storage plant will j be erected. It will require only a few more days.1 at the rate Mr. Webster is going, to; drive the remaining piles out to the present dock front: when capped and floored the additional frontage will be a great convenience to shipping. 1 YUKON VALLEY NEWS MAN IN JUNEAU Geo. XI. Hill, editor and proprietor M tin* Yukon Valley News, arrived on he Yukon today from Valdez. Mr. fill drove out from Fairbanks leav ng the latter place on Jan. 30, con suming twelve days in the journey. Mr. Hill says that things are rather ;juiet in the interior now but that the people are generally hopeful. They look for a new strike to be made and for the country to progress generally under a new policy of encouraging development by the general govern ment. The merchants around Tanana had a good season( much better than the previous year. Mr. Hill will stop over in Juneau un til the Northwestern goes South. Mr. Hill states that all the mem bers of the legislature fro mthe West ward and the interior will arrive in Juneau on the Northwestern. ROAD-HOUSE BURNS ON VALDEZ TRAIL On last Wednesday evening the Six teen-Mile house caught fire and burned to the ground with a loss of about $3,000. Representative Gaflfney, of Nome happened to be there at the time with his dogteam, so he took Mrs. Flan nigan, the proprietress, to the Eight een-Mile house, from yhich place she took the stage into Fairbanks. MUCH UNREST NOW IN JAPAN TOKIO, Japun. Feb. 17.?There is great unrest throughout the empire, I and soldiers has been called out to assist the civil authorities in guard ing residences of government oilicials nad that of the imperial family. Iteports from many sections of the j country indicate that the feeling of I unrest over the political and econom ical conditions of the country is wide j spread. WILL GET NO COAL TO TIDEWATER About 100 tons of the S50 tons of coal mined on Trout creek, in the Ber ing river district, by the Government, last fall, have been moved from the Trout creek mine for a distance of four miles. This is the statement made today by William t'arless, of Katalla, who is a passenger on the Yukon, enroute to Phoenix, Ore. Mr. Oarless says that the trails are breaking up and it will be impossible for the Government party to land even a solitary ton of coal at tidewater. There are in the party fourteen men. with six horses, and there has been the grossest kind i of bad management throughout this Goverment venture into coal mining, accordin gto Mr. Carless. The people of Katalla are feeling hopeful over the railroad-building out look and the development of the coal and oil fields. IN THE DISTRICT COURT Court adjourned till tomorrow at 10 shortly after convening this morn ing. The extra venire for trial jurors reported consisting of the following: D. W. Rurridge. W. C. Miller. 11. P. ; Crowther. 1. X. Stevenson, Frank Har vey. H. S. Grover. A. Forte, John Wakner. J. \V. Rummel, A. C. Mercer, Leon Freiman, C. W. Fries, F. J. Lar son, A. \V. Rhoades. The two last mentioned were excused, the others qualified. The case of Martin vs. Burford was continued until tomorrow. Lambert Van Battenburg has filed suit against Joe Kelly and George Meyers to recover on a note for $500. H. J. Lorenzen, a native of Ger many. and O. L. Larsen, a native of Norway, were admitted to citizenship. THE LADIES' MUSICAL CLUB IS BUSY The Juneau Ladies' Musical Club meets at the high school building to morrow night. Under Director Willis Nowell the club has started on one of Henry Had lev's beautiful cantatas "The Legend of Granada." MRS .KABLER'S ICE CREAM PARLOR MOVING .Mrs. Kabler has made arrangements] for temporary quarters in the Central building on Franklin street and ex pects to have her bakery and ice cream parlor moved to the new loca tion this week. FOR SALE?Sled dog. young, well broken. Inquire Empire ofllce. L'-lT-iU. T OTAKE PART IN INAUGURAL PARADE Seventeenth Infantry, from Georgia, in the Inauguration Parade. WASHINGTON. Feb.-17.?The only soldiers of the United States Army stationed at points distant from Wash ington w howill take part in the cer emonies attending the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson as President of the United States are the Seventeenth Infantry, from Fort McPherson, Ga., and a provisional regiment of Coast Artillery troops drawn from various posts. The entire corps of cadets from West Point, the brigade of midship men from Annapolis, and the regular soldiers from Washington Barracks and Fort Myer also will take part. The . navy will be represented by two com panies of bluejackets from the battle ? ship New Hampshire, one company 1 from the battleship Louisiana, and : twelve companies of marines. The orders for these troops and bluejackets to proceed to Washington i at the proper tibe will be issued with ? in a few days by Major-General Wood, ? the Chief of the General Staff, who t is to be the Grand Marshal of the pa rade. Taft Says Relief | Must Be Afforded WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.?Within twenty-four hours United States troops may be moving on Mexico City. He ports received from Mexico City since the Cabinet meeting last night may impel the President to intervene. President Taft today telegraphed President Madero: "The Government of the United States sees that its present paramount duty is to afford prompt relief in the Mexican situation." Cavalry for Galveston. SAN ANTONIO, Tex.. Feb. 17.?The Third cavalry has received orders from Washington to be ready to en train at once for Galveston, for for eign service. U. S. Will Not Intervene WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.? "Hands off Mexico," was the conclusion reached by President Taft and his Cab inet at a midnight session held in the White House Saturday night. The conference lasted until after midnight, and the .Mexican situation was gone i ever in till its different aspects. The Administration is kept fully ad-' vised by Ambassador Henry Lane Wil son. at Mexico City, and it is asserted that President Taft and his advisers' do not believe that intervention would be justified at this time. Twenty-four Hours' Truce. M KXK'O CITY, Feb. 17.? Represen tatives of President Madero and Gen eral Felix Diaz at a meeting held late Saturday night, arranged for an ar mistice of twenty-four hours, begin ning at two o'clock Sunday morning. Diaz States His Object. NFW YORK. Feb. 17? General Fe lix Diaz in a message "to the people of the United States," says there is; no necessity of intervention in Mexi-, co by the Government of the United States. He concludes his message with the statement: "P'or the mo ment I have no other object than to destroy the nefarious government of President Madero." Truce Soon Broken. MEXICO CITY, Feb. 17.?The truce that had been arranged between Ma dero and Diaz, on Saturday night, was broken before the expiration of the time agreed upon, and lighting was resumed Sunday afternoon. Madero Says Americans Are Safe WASHINGTON, Feb. 17?President Madero, of Mexico, in a message sent yesterday to President Taft, asserts that "Americans in Mexico City are in no danger if they will abandon the zone where the fighting is taking place." Madero asks President Taft not to land troops in Mexico City, "as this act," he says, "would cause a con flagaration terrible in its conse quences." President Madero has also made a personal appeal to Secretary of State Knox, asking that the United States refrain from intervention. Bullet Enters Embassy. MEXICO CITY, Feb. 17.?A oullet entered the American embassy yester day afternoon after fighting had beet resumed between federals and rebels, not far from the building, the leaden missile passed within a few inches of Ambassador Wilson, who was sit ting at his desk in his olllce. It is believed in some quarters than an at tempt was made to assasinate the Ambassador, but it was more likely a stray bullet front the fire zone. Another Mexican President. EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 17.?General Emil Vasquez Gomez, who has been an exile in the United States for some time has crossed the border and proclaimed himself President of Mex ico. Ready to Guarantee Anything. NEW YORK, Feb. 17. ? The New York Sun has received a dispatch from President Madero, of Mexico, in which he says that his Government is in readiness to give the American resi dents of Mexico City all sorts of guar antees on condition that they with draw from the firing zone. TRUST OFFICIALS GO TO PRISON CINCINNATI. Feb. 17. ? President 1 Patterson, of the National Cash Reg ;st( r Co., and twenty-seven other of flcials of the concern, have been sen tenced to a year each in the state prison. The men were convicted of criminal conspiracy in restraint of trade. COURT NOTES Petro Rodriques, an old offender, was today arrested by Deputy Marsh al Pels at Douglas, for Riving liquor to Indians. Tohs. Shields is having a hearing this afternoon before Judge Grover C. Winn on the charge of giving liquor to Indians. United States Fidelity and Guaran ty Company of Baltimore, Md., has! filed in the Clerk's office its qualifi cation and power of attorney of Roy ay A. Gunnison. Fe. 17, 1913. AT THE ORPHEUM A large audience witnessed the show at thOerhpuefll 111 111 show at the Orpheum theatre last night?the scenes In Egypt were In structive as well as entertaining. A musical sketch "What Are the Wild Waves Saying," was pathetically ren dered, very, on account of the lights going out several times. Tonight Pathe's Weekly is on. NEW BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENT Mrs. A. Gibraltar has leased the Val entine corner. Front and Seward streets, recently vacated by the C. P. Ry Company and is having it put in condition for occupancy as a ladies' clothing and furnishing establishment. A large stock of goods has already been shipped and the new store ex pects to be open in a few days. NEW NOTARY APPOINTED. , Mrs. Carrie G. Graven, of Shelton, in ? the Second Division, was today ap pointed a notary public by Governor Clark. HILLMAN LEAVES THE PENITENTIARY SEATTLE, Feb. 17.?Clarence D. Hillman, who has been serving a sen tence of four years in McNeill's isl and penitentiary, has been released. Hillman has been in prison only a few months, having received a par don from President Taft. He was convicted of illegal use of the United States mails, in fraudulent land sales. MOTION-PICTURE TRUST LONDON, Feb. 17.?Charles Pathe. of the firm of Pathe Freres, manufact urers of films, have started a serious controversy in the cinematorgraph trade. He purposes to form two groups of manufacturers, the first to be composed of not more than five firms and the secoud to consist of about fifty of the smaller manufac turers who "will control the output of the film market in Europe and lim it the number of manufacturers." ENVER BEY IS ASSASSIN'S VICTIM CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 17? It is semi-ofllcially reported that Enver Bey, chief of staff, of the Turkish army, has been fatally wounded by an as sassin. CANAL BILL TABLED. WASHINGTON, Feb. 17?The Sen ate committee on inter-oceanic canals has tabled the Root bill, which pro vided for the abolishment of tolls on the Panama canal. ,? MRS SPICKETT RESIGNS Mrs. John T. Spickett has tendered her resignation as assistant postmast er, owing to other pressing duties. WANTED?An experienced girl to do general work. Apply immediately at Corbett boarding house, Douglas, tf Urge Alaska Towns and Others to Pass Resolutions WASHINGTON. Fob. 17?Railroad building in Alaska forms tho basis tor an appeal made by Delegate Wicker sham, of Alaska, .Maj. John 10. Hal-1 laine, ('has. G. Heifner, and Falcon Joslin, of Seattle, wherein the cities J of the Pacific ('oast and those of Alaska tire asked to adopt resolutions urging President Wilson to make the j construction of Alaska railroads one of the first subjects for consideration in liis recommendations to the spe cial session of Congress. it is suggested that the resolutions, whether passed by the city councils of the various cities, or by the citi zens in mass meetings, in unincorpor-j ated communities of Alaska, should be addressed to President-elect Wil son, and forwarded to Senators Jones and I'oindexter for transmission to him. .Major Ballain is working in the In terest of a railroad from Seward, he having been the promoter of the Alas ka Central railroad, now the Alaska Northern. .Mr. Joslin is looking after the interests of the Copper River & Northwestern railroad, out of Cor dova, while Mr. Heifner's interest is general, and not for any special rail road route, he declares. Delegate Wickersham, also states that he is in favor of any route, from the coast to the interior. Brief filed in Alaska Transportation Case WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.?The De partment of .lustier* has filed the brief in the transportation case that was taken on appeal by the government to the supreme court after a revers al before Judge Lyons of the district court of the First Division of Alaska. Judge Lyons dismissed live of the six counts in the indictment and the government took an appeal without trying the case. The oral arguments in the case will be made on Feb. 25. It was claimed by the lower court that before the government can in dict the question of discrimination by transportation companies must be llrst passed upon by the Interstate Commerce Commission. PROTEST AGAINST HUGH C. WALLACE WASHINGTON, Feb. 17?The per- : sistent report that Hugh C. Wallace, 1 of Tacoma and Washington, has been slated for Secretary of the Navy in President Wilson's Cabinet, has re sulted in a vigorous protest being made by progressive Democratic lead ers. A conference of leading progressive Democrats was held here on Saturday i afternoon and steps were taken to file i formal protest, against Wallace's selection with President-elect Wilson. Wallace was a supporter of Champ Clark for the Presidential nomina tion at Baltimore, but he subscribed $5,000 to Wilson's campaign fund. He is classed as a thorough reaction ary, whether rightfully or not. Wal lace maintains a home in Washington, but hails from Tacoina. He married a daughter of the late Chief Justice Fuller. CHARGES PISHER WITH CONNIVANCE WASHINGTON, Feb. 17. ? Before the House Committee on Territories, on Saturday afternoon, Donald A. .Mc Kenzie created a sensation by making a direct attack on Secretary of the [ Interior Walter L. Fisher. McKenzie made the direct charge that Fisher connived at and permitted special agents of his department to j write decisions in Alaska coal land cases. .Mclvenzie was closely ques tioned by members of the committee, but he stuck closely to his text. He | admitted that he had been interested in coal lands in the Boring river and Matanuska coal fields, but declared that his entries had been regular and * made in accordance with law. GENERAL CASTRO WINSHIS CASE NEW YORK, Feb. 17.?General Cipri ano Castro, the "stormy petrel of Ven ezuela," has been allowed to enter the i United States, after having been de tained at the immigration station at Ellis island for many weeks. The decision of the board of in quiry which refused Castro's applica tion to enter the United States, has been over-ruled by United States Cir cuit Judge Henry G. Ward. DOGS A FEATURE IN INAUGURAL PARADE; Pack of Hounds and a Brass Band to be a Feature in Inaugural Parade. WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.?Dogs of high degree are to participate in fes tivities attendant upon the induction! into oillce of l'resident-elect Woodrow Wilson next month and will march in the inaugural parade. "Finely bred, splendid trained, keen nosed fox hounds are going to have a section of the parade all their own," says an announcement from the Inaug ural Committee. "The finest pack of hounds in all the world," is the description given to the canine group which Dr. Lester Tones, of Cupepper, Va., Is assem bling to run ahead of a mounted brass band that will escort hunt club riders from the President'elect's native State in the civic section of the parade. TURKISH SHIPS ARE DESTROYED SOFIA, Feb. 17.?The Bulgarian troops have destroyed the Turkish bat tleship I. Tewflk, which ran ashore on the Black Sea coast. The Bulgar ians, with shore artillery, also sank a Turkish transport, with all hands on board. MARSHALL GOES TO INDIANOPOLIS PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 17. ? Vice President-elect Thomas It. Marshall and .Mrs. Marshall have left for Indian apolis. They will be the guests of Mrs. Marshall's mother until they leave for Washington for the inaugu ration. Governor and Mrs. Marshall have been residing on a ranch near here for several weeks, for the bene t of Mr. Marshall's health, which is greatly improved. THREE MORE MEN RELEASED LEAVENWORTH, Kas., Feb. 17. ? Richard H. Houlihan and William Shupe, both of Chicago, and Paul J. Morrin, of St. Louis, convicted of con j spiracy in the dynamite case, have been released, their bonds having been approved by the federal court of Chi cago.