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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
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.
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
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
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
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
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?
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.
Mayor Dan Driscoll has also re
signed as municipal head of Fair
The members-elect of the local leg
islature are due here on the North-'
western, due to arrive Wednesday
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
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.
On last Wednesday evening the Six
teen-Mile house caught fire and burned
to the ground with a loss of about
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.
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.
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.
Court adjourned till tomorrow at
10 shortly after convening this morn
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
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 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 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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
, Mrs. Carrie G. Graven, of Shelton, in
? the Second Division, was today ap
pointed a notary public by Governor
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.
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."
semi-ofllcially reported that Enver Bey,
chief of staff, of the Turkish army,
has been fatally wounded by an as
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. 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
.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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

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