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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1 NO 89. ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS GEN. MADERO IS NOW READY TO QUIT Plans of the Alaska Gastineau Mining Co. General Manager 15. L. Thane, of the! Alaska-Gastinoau Company, will leave on the Northwestern for the South. After a day or two in Seattle Mr. Thane will proceed east to Chicago. New York and Bostou on matters of considerable importance to the work in hand here. Returning by way of San Francisco he will meet Chief Engineer Wollen herg at that place, and all of the ma chinery and equipment for the plants here will be ordered. Mr. Wollenberg is now preparing the necessary speci fications. Mr. Thane said that he was particu larly well pleased with the progress of the work in every department. There has been no lost time, the work be ing carried on just the same as though it were summer. There is an abund ance of water for the Salmon creek power station and since the comple tion of this plant, the additional pow er furnished to the Perseverance and Sheep creek tunnel operations has re sulted in phenomenal progress. The Sheep creek reduction plant will, of course, result In quite a large settlement at that point, but it will not be the company's plan to build a city there and center all of the inter est of their employees in that place. On the contrary it is the desire of the company to promote a close relation ship with Juneau through an ample and rapid transit system either by ferry or by electric cars. The schools, churches, theatres, and such institu tions of Juneau must be made avail able to the people identified with the great industrial works at Sheep cyeek. Many of the people will live in Ju neau provided homes can be furnished them. The company's business will be min ing and milling ores, not catering to the wants of the public. Great progress is expected this com ing summer if the labor market can supply the demand up here. This country will need good miners, men who understand the game. MILLIONAIRE MdLHENNY BUYS MORE GROUND ON BEAR CREEK The first deal of importance in con nection with Bear creek. Kuskokwim. properties was consummated Decem ber 1. when E. A. Mcllhenny. the Louisiana millionaire, took up the option 011 No. 6 bench. N'o. t> creek and Xo. ."> bench claims. Rear creek. The consideration runs into several thousands, of which $3,000 in cash has been paid at the Sail Francisco of fice of the K. Co.. and the balance is due July 1. 1013. In addition to the sum for the ground to the owner, the option there on cost $1,500. says the Iditarod Pioneer. The claims purchased belonged to Mr. Schmidt. Some months ago he gave an option on them to Robert Mar tin. who went Outside to try and dis pose of the ground. At Seattle he met Wada, who had just returned from Louisiana, where he had succeeded in interesting Mcllhenny to the extent of putting up $10,000 for prospecting operations on Bear. Martin men tioned the option he held, and Wada and he went back to New Orleans, where McIIhennv, on Wada's recom mendation. paid Martin $1,500 for the option. Wada received a wireless message some days ago saying that the $3,000 deposit had been paid as agreed, and he now goes to acquaint Schmidt of the fact. FAMOUS CHECKER PLAYER IN JUNEAU Stanton H. Yeomans of Skagwav, who is a member of the trial jury in Juneau, at the present term of the district court, is a famous checker player. He is recognized as one of the clev erest players in the world and of a modest retiring disposition he takes great pride in his work as a player and is ever anxious to meet skill, the equal or superior to his own. Mr. Yeomans claims the champion ship of Alaska, though he frankly says that there may be a man in Nome who can defeat him. He has never met this man but has reason to be lieve that this man can put up a great battle on the checker board. During the past 15 years, or since 1S9S. Mr. Yeomans has been playing checkers in Alaska with the best tal ent to be met with. He has played hundred of games and has never been defeated save once and then by a Canadian. Hood, of Dawson. The best talent in Southeastern Alaska, according to Mr. Yeomans. who has culled them out of hundreds who went down in defeat are l.eon Patenau. of Wrangell: Wilson, of Ket chikan: Senator Tanner, of Skagway. and Smith, of Juneau. The latter was manager of a department in a big store in Juneau but is now gone. The best players on the Canadian side of the great North, are Smith, of Atlin; Reed, of Discovery, and Hood, of Dawson. .Mr. Yeomans expects to play with a party in Douglas in the next few days. Afterward he is ready and anx ious to meet any new talent that may have appeared in Juneau since he last contested in this city. .Mr. Yeomans learned the game as a youngster and has made it a study of some years. In youth he was man ager of the "West Side Checker Club." of New York City. Before coming North he was a recognized authority on the game. His picture appears in volume two of Steam's portraits ol famous players. The Daily Empire delivered in Ju neau. Douglas and Tread well for $1.0C a mon^h Phone your subscription to Tin Daily Empire. Phone .1-7-4. COLD STORAGE EOR HOONAH ASSURED Harry Moses returned from Hoon ahon the Georgia today. "Hoonah," said Mr. Moses, "is getting to the front as a Ashing center. Lots of boats are sailing out of that place now and lots of halibut are being brought in for shipment. Frank Shotter and Mr. Dawson have succeeded in inttr esting Eastern capital for the estab lishing of a cold storage plant for the fishing industry and it is to er ected at once." Mr. Shotter recently established a moving picture show at Hoonah. This amusement place came into high fav or at once and the natives are good patrons. A distressing accident hap pened at the show last Friday night. The acetylene gas lamp used in the show exploded with disastrous re sults. Mr. Shotter and Duffy, his na tive assistant, came nearly losing their eyes, but escaped with badly burned faces. THE COUNT IS NOW FINISHED The canvassing board has finished the count of all the returns that have been received up to date. As soon as the results can be tabulated they will be given out for publication. So far no glaring irregularities have been encountered. COURT NOTES Thos. Shields was today bound over in the sum of $150 on the charge of selling liquor to Indians. Wm. Doyle who was arrested on the charge of giving liquor to Indians ? was discharged and the case dismissed ^ after a hearing before Commissioner ? (Irover C. Winn. Jose ltodriquez. an old offender, is ; having a hearing this afternoon before 11 Judge Grover C. Winn on the charge of selling liquor to Indians. INTERIOR GOLD SHIPMENTS 1 Large shipments of gold dust are made from the interior by mail at this time of the year. This year more 1 than ever has been sent out in thai i way. Madero Says Cause is Lost ************ * MEXICO CITY, Feb. 18. ? * * President Madero this after- * * noon admited that his cause * * was lost, and he agreed to the * * appointment of a President ad * * interim, pending the reorgani- * * /.ation of the government. * The announcement was made * * by Lie. Pedro Lascurian, mini- * * ster of foreign affairs. * There has been no firing * * since noon. * ************ CAMP ST. MICHAEL ALSO IN LINE ST. MICHAKU Feb. IS.?At the reg ular meeting of Camp St. Michael, No. S. Arctic Brotherhood, held last night, a resolution was adopted endorsing the stand taken by Camp Haines and other camps relative to preserving the Arctic Brotherhood as a purely Northern organization Delegates to the convention to be held at Juneau. March 11', for the purpose of organiz ing a Grand Camp were also elected, those chosen being K. 11. Flvnn.. O. B. Mars ton and C. A. Traeger. J. F. A. Strong, of Juneau, was appointed their proxy. ROME VISITED BY A SNOW STORM tic****:**#**** * ROMK Italy. Feb. 18.?Snow * * fell today in the streets of * * Rome for the first time in sixty * * years. The weather lately has * * been cold and blustery, culmin- * * ating this morning in a snow * * flurry which covered the * * ground. * ************ SUEING THE CITY AND SCHOOL BOARD Judge Overfleld is sitting in equity today on the cases of C. S. Hlake vs. The City of Juneau, et al. and T. R. Latimer vs. The City of Juneau, et al. By stipulation of attorneys Hel lenthal and Hellenthnl, for plaintiffs, and J. H. Cobb, attorney for the de fense, the two cases are merged in one trial. T. E. Latimer was employed as principal in the Juneau high school from Sept. 6. 1910, to April 7, 1911. C. S. Blake wa: assistant principal. The action is brought to recover al leged back pay due. The school board members are made co-defend ants in the action. Charles Goldstein was a witness called by the plaintiff. Harry J. Fish er. a member of the present board, who was also a member of the old board is attending the trial. Hearing Ordered In Coal Cases A hearing has been ordered to be hel^ in the local land oflice in a num ber of coal land cases wherein the claimants have had charges preferred against their entry of the land. The hearing has been set for April 15, 1913, at 10 a. m., for the purpose of determining the truth or falsity of said charges. The lands involved are in what is known as the Cook inlet coal fields on Kenai peninsula. The charges are to the effect that there was unlawful collusion in the matter of making the locations and that the locators did not make the locations in good faith and that the locators did not proceed to open up or improve any mine or mines embraced in their locations. The following claimants most of whom live in Detroit, are inveolved in 1 the order: Toney Biggeo, Francis Gzella, Her ' man Roehn, Estelle Chamberlain, Ka tinka McD. Ross, Benjamin B. Ball Allen S. McDougall, Lawrence W Snell, John A. Bruch, Ernest F. Has senzahl, Carl L. Brumme, William R - Colville, Frank D. Andrus, Albert H t Roehn, H. W. Paton, James E. Curtice ? William M. Bockes, Alexander B. C 1 Hardy, Charles G. Wihet, Myndert H Hunt. Diaz Soon to Hold the City of Mexico! MEXICO CITY, Feb. 18.?The rebels early this morning had advanced their i lines a considerable distance, and in the fighting that ensued appeared to have the advantage. The federal troops are preparing to use dynamite to assault the positions! now held by the adherents of Diaz. It is reported that General Delab arra will be arrested at the first op portunity for alleged complicity in the rebellion. Delabarra was the provis ional president of Mexico after Pres ident Porfirio Diaz was driven out of .Mexico by General Madero. Rebels Storm Palace. EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 18.?A private telegram received here states that the rebels are storming the palace with twelve-inch guns. Marines Ordered to Cuba. WASHINGTON. Feb. 18. ? Two thousand marines, in barracks, at dif ferent points on the Atlantic Coast, have been ordered to Cuba in readi ness for use in .Mexico should the gov ernment find it necessary to inter vene in Mexico. Rebel Chief Executed. EL PASO. Tex., Feb. 18.?Juan N. Parras, a rebel chief and twenty-one of his followers were executed yester day near Chihuahua City, acordtng to a dispatch to The Herald. The men were captured by federal troops and immediately lined up against an adobe building and shot. Marines Receive Rush Orders. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18.?The U. I S. marines at the Brooklyn and | Charleston, Mass., navy yards, have received rush orders to report in this city. It is believed that they will bo held for immediate service in .Mexico, as transports are being fitted out here for carrying troops and supplies. Favorable to Diaz. WASHINGTON, Feb. 18. ? An un censored dispatch received by Presi dent Taft today, from Ambassador Henry L. Wilson, at Mexico City, ex presses the belief that Oen. Felix Di az will soon be in control of the Mex ican situation. A rigorous censorship of dispatches has been exercised by President Ma doro, oven including those of the for eign diplomatic service. CHURCH ST. SOFIA NEARLY BURNED CONSTANTINOPLE. Feb. 18. ? A; tire which started early this morning in Stamboul, adjoining the Mosque Of St Sofia, destroyed tifteen hundred houses. For a time it was feared that the magnificent Moslem temple would be burned but the fire was got under control. The burning of so many houses will Increase the already great suffering among the poor, caused by the Bal kan war. SUEERAGETTE ARMY SCARES WILSON TRENTON, N. J., Feb. IS -This city was invaded this morning by an army of two thousand suffragettes. They marched from the different railroad depots to the State House, where an unsuccessful attempt was made to in | terview President-elect Wilson. Gov ernor Wilson refused to be seen, al though their leaders, among them "General" Rosalie Jones, were persist ent in their efforts to have voice with , t he President-elect. KNOCKING ALASKA CAUSES COL MILLARD MUCH TROUBLE Writing from Seattle to the Valdezt Prospector, Colonel B. F. Millard, Sen ator-elect, from the Third Division, tells of the troubles he is encountering in Seattle trying to raise money for I mining development purposes, due, he says, to the false reports being circu lated. Col. Millard says, in part: "I find it very hard to interest any body in Alaska affairs. They absolute ly refuse to put up money to make advance payments on property. The very best that 1 could get or can get is money to develop until we know that he have a mine and then pay them for it in part cash and part stock or out of the profits of the mine. "I am not saying this because 1I want any more properties. I have all the properties I want, at least have them under bond, on which I am raising money to do some work. "This does not affect the original Mineral Creek Mining Company, and now I shall try to raise money to pay off the claims and prosecute the work of Mineral creek. Mr. Bates' report on Mineral creek was favorable and Ills sampling of the Millionaire vein underground ran exceedingly high?from $400 to $2,500 per ton, ta ken from the bottom of the tunnel all the way along. The ore shipped out by Johnson and Erickson went $350 per ton. "Now there is no use of anybody getting excited, because the country is all right, and we have got to pull together. I find that the greatest curse we have to contend with is that men, sometimes of standing and re spectability, come down here and knock men who have tried to do some j thing for that part of Alaska. I do J not care to mention names, but I am perfectly astounded at the stories that have been told to my stockholders and some of the leading men of this city. No matter how hard one works you cannot overcome this kind of busi ness." RAILROADS AGREE TO ARBITRATE I NEW YORK. Feb. 18?The strike! of the employees of a large number of Eastern railroads that has been impending for several weeks, has been , averted. , The railroad workers agreed to sub mit their differences with the railroads . to an arbitration board composed of . three members as provided by the Erd t man act. The railroads wanted six arbitrators. Today, however, the rail . road officials receded from their de mand and the questions will be sub mitted to arbitration by a board of three members. Phone your subscription to The Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4. STEAMER JEEFERSON SAILS FOR NORTH SEATTLE, Feb. 18.?Steamer Jeffer son of the Alaska Steamship Company, saile dfor Juneau and way ports last evening. Among here cabin passen gers for Juneau are: F. R. Gardner J. W. Combs, Geo. F. Miller, M. S Pratt, Thos. Knudson, Vaso Marino vich, Marten Longe, Geo. Melovich Robert D. Grant, F. Murphey, ant Chas. V. Titcomb. For Douglas?J. F. Mull. Geo. Cur tie, and Robet. Wiley. Every thing that will, please a sraok er may be found at BURFORD'S. Phone your want ads to The Dall; Empire, phoue 3-7-4. A Federal Appropriation of $40,000 for Juneau WASHINGTON, Feb. 18.?The sun dry appropriations bill as reported in I the House this morning carries an ap propriation of $40,000 for "continuing J the construction of a federal building at Juneau, Alaska. There is also- an item of $400 for the purchase of a cable site at Sew ard. The sum of $200,000 is appro-, printed for the education of the na tives of Alaska, and the building and equipment of additional school houses. Fifteen thousand dollars is the stun agreed upon for the protection of game In Alaska, and $12,000 for the suppression of the liquor tratllc among the natives, and at places where liquors are illegally sold. Changes in Alaska Laws to be Urged in Legislature All of the representatives and Sen-' ators of both the Second and Fourth Divisions are in Fairbanks and will leave for Juneau on Tuesday. That the Nomeites have been considering' seriously the work that they are about to undertake is shown by the list of j revisions which have been presented to the legislators by the Nome Bar association, and which the individual members will endeavor to have enact ed, says the Fairbanks Citizen. The following is the list of changes which the attorneys of the Second Di vision urge should be either enacted or changed from their present form: Sec. 25, Penal Code?To incorpor ate in the section the provisions of Sec. 2-117 of the Washington code. S*c. 30, Penal Code?To adopt Sec. 2424 of the Washington code as to libel and to provide a penalty tor crim inal slander. Sec. 47, Penal Code?To remedy a defect in code and provide for a pen alty for embezzlement by bailee. Sec. GO, Penal Code?To provide a penalty for the offense of maliciously cutting waterways, not covered by code and for which there is no penalty at present. Sec. 103, Penal Code?To provide adequate penalty for resisting an of ficer. recourse now being only to as sault statute except under special and unusual circumstances. Sec. 130, Penal Code?To take crime ; of sodomy out of common law defi nition. Sec. 134, Penal Code?To provide for something besides act of cruelty by amplification of statute. Sec. 141, Penal Code?To repeal Sunday statute, practically obsolete. Sec. 142, Penal Code?To avoid ques tion of citizenship (leaving the appel late court question as to class legis lation) and to provide for penalty as against the Indian soliciting and receiving liquor. Sections 1 f?f? and 171. Penal Code ? To make provisions of act applicable to wireless systems. Sec. 1C9, Criminal Pro.?To add time for fiilng motions for new trials and in arrest of judgment. Sec. ITS, ("rim. Pro.?To provide for imposing sentence to conform with Section 169. Sections MS and 417. Crini. I'ro. ? To provide for issuance and service of subpoenas for defendant's witnesses by other than U. S. marshal and with out costs. Sections 45 and 50. Civil Pro. -To correct errors in citing sections. Sec. 277, Civil i'ro. -Additional pro visions relative to forthcoming bond it: attachment. Sec. 4(17. Civil I'ro.?Defiining "cruel treatment" and adding failure to sup port as grounds for divorce. S< c. 47u, Civil I'ro.?Striking from section time limit for bringing action for divorce on ground of adultery as being inconsistent with residence re quirement or Sec. 469. Sec. 188, civil Pro.?Enumerating legal holidays. Sec. 504. Civil Pro. -Providing for appeal in divorce proceedings, cir cuit court of appeals having held that no appeal lies under present statute. Sec. 644, Civil Pro.?Providing for taking depositions of officers and agents of corporations where corpora tion is an adverse party. Sec. 718, Civil Pro.?Providing for method of adjourning court in ab sence of Judge so as to avoid neces sity of adjournment sine die. Sections 950 and 1011. Civil Pro.? Provisions relative to service of sum mons and process from justice's court. Sec. 255, Civil Code?To provide that rate of interest on judgments shall follow rate specified In contract sued upon. Sections 262 and 265, Civil Code?To make mechanics' lien law applicable to work done i't operation of mining claims and to extend lien to the mine and machinery used thereupon. Act to provide for method of col lecting delinquent taxes due a mu nicipality. Act to provide for telegraphic ser vice of writs. Act to provide that bonds and un dertakings in civil actions may be furnished by a bonding company with restrictions. BULLOCK MAY GET A PARDON WASHINGTON, Fob. 18.?President Taft is considering the application for a pardon, made on behalf of John H. Bullock, formerly of Nome, Alaska,; hit now a resident of Portland, Ore. Hullock was convicted in Tacoma re cently of conspiracy to defraud the United States Government in selling coal to government army posts in Alas lea. Larcgly-signcd petitions have been received by the President asking for Bullock's pardon. He was sentenced to serve 18 months in McNeil's island penitentiary. PHILADELPHIA GIRL'S QUEER INFATUATION PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 18. ? A ? strange infatuation for Mary Garden, ' the actress, resulted today in the sui ? cide of Helen Newby, the nineteen ' years old daughter of John Newby, a millionaire steel magnate of this city. WILL pay $1.00 each for live and uninjured crows. Deliver to C. K. Forner, Tripp's bungalow, Main St. 6t / FOR SALE?Twelve-foot cigar case and 16-foot table. Postofllce store., tf JOAQUIN MILLER POET, IS DEAD OAKLAND. Calif., Feb. 18. ? Joa quill .Miller, died at his home near this city this morning. He had been un conscious for five days, hut just be fore he passed away he regained con sciousness and whispered to his daugh ter, who, with his wife, was at his bedside, saying, "I am dying, pity me." To his wife he said, "I love you." Then he breathed his last. Joaquin Miller, whose first names were Charles Heinrich, "Joaquin" be ing adopted after he began his literary career, was known as the "Poet of the Sierras," and by his verse and prose writings he achieved an interna tional reputation. In 1897 he joined the stampede to the Klondike and during the follow ing winter lived in Dawson and wrot" newspaper articles and pocins for the San Francisco Examiner and other publication. Mr. Miller had a home on Oakland Heights, near Oakland, California. POLICE INSPECTOR IS INDICTED NEW YORK, Feb. 18.?Police In spector Thomas F. Sweeney has been Indicted on a charge of grafting gam blers and women of the tenderloin districts.