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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1, NO. 92. ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS LEGISLATORS HOLD FIRST CAUCUS Some of the Men Who Will Make Alaska History Speaker of Senate. According to Legislative gossip to day there are three candidates fori President of the Senate, to-wit: Sen ators 1. V. Kay. of Seward: Dan Suth erland. of Ruby, and Elwood Bruner. of Nome. Each would make a capable presiding officer, having all the neces sary requisites -and perquisites ?for that distinguished position. Senators Kay and Bruner are lawyers. For Speaker of House. For Speaker of the House, report has it that there are also three can didates. Representatives Dan Dris coll of Fairbanks: Tom GafTney, of Nome, and F M. Boyle, of Valdez. It is possible that another might be found in Representative E. B. Col lins. of Fox City, in the Fourth Di vision. Solons to Arrive. The Senators and Representatives j yet to arrive, besides Senator Tripp, of Juneau, and Representative Stub bins. of Douglas, are: Senators Brun er and .Milliard, and Representatives Boyle. Kelly. Gray, and Ingram, all of the Third Division, and Ingersoll; and Svindseth. of the First, and Burns of the Fourth Division. It is not like ly a caucus of either House will be held until all the members reach here, which will be within the next few days. The House will be shy one member. .Mulally. of Fairbanks, who resigned some time ago. because of ill health. Tallest of the Bunch. Senator Freed :iu. of Nome, who may be dubbed the "tall sycamore of the Snake." first because of his command-) ing stature, and second, because of his home town, by the banks of Snake river?says that his chief interest in j the forthcoming session of the Legis lature lies in devising ways and means for the opening of the coal mines of Alaska and the building of a railroad from the coast to the interior. These : matters, he thinks, are of pre-emi-! nent importance and he believes that the Legislature can aid in the develop ment of the Territory. Collins lakes Confession. Representative E. B. Collins confes ses that he studied law once upon a time, but later he became ashamed of it and took to houest toil. He is a miner, and a resident of Fox City. He is married and has a small daughter. A Labor Leader. Representative Tom Gaffney. of Nome, is also a miner, and for years has been closely identitied with the cause of labor, in which he has al ways taken an independent and intel ligent interest. He has resided con tinuously in Nome since 11)00, and is one of the most popular men of his section. From the Arctic Circle. Charles J. Kennedy went to Seward peninsula in 1899. and has been engaged in mining ever since. For a number of years he has ben operating on Candle creek, some 30 miles from the Arctic Circle. .Mr. Kennedy made the entire trip to Valdez by dog team > some 1.500 miles, and he says that | his hills for shoes for his dogs' feet far exceed his daily mileage allow ance. He brought four of his team to [Juneau and they give ample evidence of the kind care bestowed upon them by their master. A Hard Rock Miner. Frank A. Aldrich was a hard-rock miner in Juneau nineteen years ago. and he says that he slept under a tree on Chicken Ridge, and slept soundly at that. He is also amember of the Nome .Miners' Union, and has lived in Nome since 1899, having stampeded there from Dawson. A Lawyer-Miner. Senator Henry Roden. smooth-faced, fair and bovish-looking, hails from Iditarod. where he practices law. "Our Heinle" his friends in Iditarod and Fairbanks call him. Senator Ro den has also been a miner, and has interested himself in the cause of la bor. It is said that he has a labor bill or two ready for presentation as soon as the Senate organizes for business. They All Know Dan. Senator Dan A. Sutherland, of Ruby, scarcely needs an introduction to the people of Juneau, for was he not in "their midst" once upon a time? Sen ator Sutherland was in Nome in 1S99. and he was the first white man to land there again in the spring of 1900. Since that time he has lived in Fair banks district and Iditarod. and is now a resident of Ruby, where he has min ing interests. Wickersham for Tutor. It is reported, but with what truth deponent saith not, that Delegate Wickersham proposes to be present during the session of the Legislature as a sort of guide, philosopher and tu tor to the body. Senator from Seward. Senator L. V. Ray, of Seward is an other smooth-faced bovish-looking young man. who will no doubt be heard from frequently in the Senate and outside it. Senator Ray is not unknown to the people of this section. Me is a lawyer and is said to be an in defatigable worker. Senator Ray Is accompanied by his wife and baby daughter. A Solid Man. Representative Dan Driscoll would be tak"n for a solid man wherever one met him whether mushing on an Alaska trail, or strolling down the Clreat White Way, for instance, or the Rue de la Faix. Like all his colleagues he is an enthusiastic boost (r for his district, and he predicts a wonderful future for the interior coun try. given railroad transportation. Everybody Knows "Si." Senator "Si" Tanner, of Skagway, veteran Alaskan, and the hero of many a tale, smiling, good-natured, hale, hearty and always wholesome, was here to greet his colleagues from the Westward, as was also Juneau's own suave and affable Senator, the Hon. H. T. Tripp, who however, did not ar rive until last night, from Kagle river. YOUNG JUNEAU MAN TO BE MARRIED An event of interest in Juneau will be the marriage, on Sunday, March 16, in San Francisco. Calif., of Mr. Al vin A. Goldstein, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs t'has Goldstein, of Juneau, to Miss Caruille Florence Rosenberg, of San Francisco. The wedding will take place at the home of the bride's aunt. Mrs. E. Cerf. 24 Euclid avenue. Mrs. Goldstein and daughter are al ready in San Francisco and Mr. Chas. Goldstein and son Alvin will leave on the next trip of the Humboldt. The bride-to-be is a well known society girl, talented and accomplished, with hosts of friends. Mr. Goldstein has lived in Juneau the greater part of his life, was educated in the Juneau schools and later attended college in California. He is a general favorite and is a bright and promising young business man. The couple will make a tour of the coast cities before re turning to Juneau where they will reside. They have the very best wishes of the entire community. JUDGE GUNNISON IS EOR LIBRARY ?? The announcement in The Empire that a library benefit entertainment was being arranged for the near fu ture. has called forth a great deal of favorable comment. Judge Gunnison in speaking of the matter today said: "That the Juneau High School is without a library has been a matter of some concern for a long time and Mrs. McBride has struck a respon sive chord in offering assistence to ward the end of evercoming the dis ability. I have no doubt that from this beginning a large circulating library will be the final outcome and in the meantime the high school will be pro vided with an adjunct of which it is certainly in need. "The offer of the Orpheus Club and the Juneau Ladies' Musical Club to assist in the proposed entertainment is also very commendable and there is not the slightest doubt but that it will meet with great success. "We should not allow interest in this library movement to flag until the object sought is attained." FIRST CAUCUS Of LEGISLATORS The members of the Legislature now present in the city held a caucus in the city council chamber to make the preliminary arrangements for the com ing session, there being no provision made by law further than appropria tion to pay the expenses. At the meeting there wore present: Senators H. T. Tripp, of the First Division; Conrad Freeding, of the Sec ond Division: L. V. Ray, of the Third Division, and Henry Roden and Dan A. Sutherland of the Fourth Division. Representatives W. A. Stubbins, of the First Division: Thos. Gaffney, J. C. Kennedy, F. A. Aldrich, of the Sec ond Division: R. D. Gray, of the Third Division, and E. B. Collins and Dan Driscoll, of the Fourth Division. Representative Aldrich called the meeting to order.. Senator H. T. Tripp was unanimously chosen chairman, and Representative Thos. Gaffney was Unanimously chosen secretary. A committee consisting of Senators Ray and Sutherland and Representa tives Gray and Kennedy were ap pointed to investigate the situation as regards a hall for meeting purposes, and requested to report at the second caucus to be held tomorrow night at the same place at 8:30. A committee consisting of Senator Roden and Representatives Gaffney and Collins, was appointed on print ing. The meeting adjourned, after voting to call on Governor Clark as a com mittee of the whole and ascertain if there were a possibility of arranging for the franking privilege over the tel egraph lines of the country. FRANK ALDRICH SPEAKS OF JUNEAU Frank A. Aldrich, member-elect of the lower House of the Legislature, from Nome, has a kindly feeling to ward Juneau. Last night he was re calling the days when he used to sleep under the spruce trees of Chick en Ridge when occasion required. That section is now referred to as "Gastineau Heights" and is the place where many of Juneau's handsomest homes are located. "They tell me," said Frank, "that money will hardly touch that property up there now. Well. I am glad that Juneau is com into her own. Many of us?all of us who hAve lived here in the early days have found recollections of the old days, of Juneau and the old timers. There is nothing too good for this town and 1 would deny it nothing that would tend to its betterment." Mr. Aldrich can see that there is great need to provide means for the expansion of Juneau in order to inee t the requirements of the great indus trial era that is now coming in. He sees the need of providing homes and home sites for the armies of working people and of building roadways and thoroughfares for the conduct of bus iness. The proposed roadway along the wa ter front from the Pacific Coast dock or the terminal of Front street, through to the low lands at the mouth of Gold creek together with the re covery of the tide flats appeals to him as something that should be done. Ju neau being founded on certainties need not be timid in the matter of asking the legislature to memorialize Con gress to pass such measures of relief as the situation demands. The advanced stage of development in the mines and the establishing "of great ore reduction plants which is now under way, is but the realization so Mr. Aldrich says, of that which all the old timers could see was to be the destiny of the place. DAN SUTHERLAND BOOSTING RUBY Senator Dan Sutherland is certain that his home town of Ruby is des tined to be the trading center of a great mining district. It has been definitely proven that the pay is there," said Mr. Sutherland, "but so far the ground has not shown quite so rich as some other sections. It is there, however, in great quan tities and spread over a large area. Of course we do not claim to have a Dawson, a Nome or a Fairbanks, but Ruby will be a prosperous town in a prosperous mining district." Mrs. Sutherland remained at home in Ruby. The journey from that place over the trail at this time of the year is rather a hard trial. Mexico City Returning I | To Normal Conditions Madero Not In Danger. MEXICO CITY. Feb. 21?President Huerta has assured Senora Madero that her husband, is in no danger of immediate execution. Knox Files Objection. WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.?Secre tary of State Knox has instructed Am bassador Wilson to notify President Huerta that the United States will seriously object to the summary ex ecution of former President Madero. WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.?Ambassa dor Henry Lane Wilson in a report to the State Department says that Mex ico City is rapidly returning to a nor mal condition. Madero To Be Investigated. MEXICO CITY. Feb. 21. ? Former President Mndero is to be investigat ed us to his connection with the de pletion of the Mexican treasury. It is alleged that many millions of dol lars have been taken for which 110 accounting has ever been made by Madero and his administration. President Huerta's new Cabinet has been sworn in. The Zapatistas have taken the field against President Huerta, and there are uprisings in the State of Tlax cold. It is the belief among the foreign residents here that Huerta's admin istration will experience a stromy time. MONEY TRUST I REPORT FEB. 27\ WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.?The Pu jo Money Trust investigation commit tee have practically completed their report, and it will be presented to Congress on Feb. 27. It is stated that the report will find that a money trust actually exists, and recommendations will be made as to the best method for its control. PERMANENT TARIFF COMMISSION BILL ENDORSED WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.?The Sen ate finance committee has indorsed the Lodge bill for the creation of a permanent tarjff commission of five members. CERTIFICATES OF ELECTION ARE ISSUED Governor Clark today issued certifi cates of election to all the members of both houses of the Legislature, now present in the city. BJORK-BROWN. H. Bjork and Delia Brown were married by Judge Grover C. Winn at ten o'clock this morning. HAINES MILL MAN WILL RESUME BUSINESS J. W. Combs, of Haines, is a pas senger on the Jefferson to his home. Mr. Coombs' saw mill at Haines was burned early last month, and his trip to the States was for the purpose of replacing the machinery. He has purchased a complete and improved new equipment, which will be placed in position.upon arrival, and he will resume business. Mr. Combs is an enthusiastic believer in the fu ture of his town and the tributary country. In Seattle he met John Rosene, the I promoter of the Alaska Midland rail road, from Haines to the interior. Mr.1 Rosene states that he is making en-: couraging progress in financing the project. George F. Miller returned from a few weeks' business visit to Sound cities I on the Jefferson today. NEW P. M. FOR DAWSON. I. J. Hartman, postmaster at Daw son for the past thirteen years, has re signed and will be succeeded by Alex ander McCarter, a well-known jeweler of Dawson. The transfer will likely be made as soon as an inspector can reach Dawson from the Outside. BODY SHIPPED OUT. The body of Colin Miles Kelly, who was murdered at the Black Hills road house on January 28th by W. F. Smith, arrived here on the White Pass stage from Dawson Tuesday evening and was shipped to Skagway Wednesday evening to be put aboard the steamer for Vancouver from which place ii will be shipped to his old home at Halifax, Nova Scotia, says the White horse Star. A complete line of tobacco 1ars and pipe racks at BURFORDS. SEAL SHIPT OYSTERS?Freeh at ?he local agency?CHAS. GOLDSTEIN The Daily Empire delivered in Ju neau. Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 a month. MISS PANKHURST MAKES STATEMENT CARDIFF, Wales, Feb. 21.?The dy namiting of the house of Lloyd George, the British Chancellor of the Ex chequer is no longer a mystery. It was believed to have been the work of suffragettes and the belief was con tinued last night when Miss Enime line Pankhurst said that she "person ally accepted the full responsibility of blowing up the home of Lloyd George." This statement was made by Miss Pankhurst in addressing a meeting of suffragettes in this city. Miss Pankhurst's mother, Mrs. Sylvia Pankhurst, is a suffragette leader, who has lectured in America. WEST VIRGINIA SENATOR CHARLESTON, W. Va., Feb. 21.? Federal Judge Nathan Goff has been elected United States Senator to sue coed Senator Clarence W. Watson Judge Goff was secretary of the navy in the Cabinet of President Hayes. SOCCER AT DOUGLAS NEXT SUNDAY There will be a game of" soccoi foot ball at Douglas on Sunday after noon between Juneau and the island teams. ? ************ * WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY * * * * Tomorrow, being Washing- * * ton's birthday, the United * * States cable office will only be * * open between the hours of 10 * * and 11 a. m., and 6 and 7 p. m. ? * Owing to the fact that a press * report cannot be received, there * * will be no issue of The Daily * * Empire tomorrow. BUYING SQUATTERS' RIGHTS ON MINING CLAIM The Alaska-Gastineau Mining Com pany has bought the possessory rights of Sheep Creek Mary and Mrs. Harris to the Cross Bay mining claims, be tween Sheep creek and Juneau. The consideration paid amount to $400. This property is soon to be patented. CAMP NO. 30, A. B. The Petersburg Progressive says that word has been received to the effect that the charter for Camp Pet ersburg. No. 30, of the Arctic Brother hood, had been granted by Grand Arc tic Chief H. J. l^andahl. The message states that the necessary documents and supplies would be expressed on the first boat to Dr. Shurick of Wrang ell, who will immediately proceed to Petersburg for the purpose of organiz ing the Camp and thereby add anoth er star to the Arctic Brotherhood Ban ner. SUIT STARTED OVER WATERFRONT PROPERTY Fanny Johnson, Jimmie Johnson, Thomas Johnson and Lewis Johnson t B. Lawrence, is the title of a suit filed late yesterday afternoon. The action involves the title to a tract of water front property about 1900 feet southeasterly from the townsite of Ju neau. The complaint alleges that de fendant seized the property described as belonging to plaintiy owners and have since wrfongfully held posses sion of same. Plaintiffs ask that pos session of proerty be restored. Hel lenthal and Hellenthal are attorneys for plaintiffs. I Seven Thousand Killed In Three Days' Battle LONDON, Feb. 21? A dispatch to the Times says that a battle lias been raging between the Bulgarian forces and the Turkish army, at Bulair, for three days. The Bulgarian army numbered one hundred thousand men and the Turks had seventy thousand in the field. The fighting lasted each day from daybreak until nightfall. It is esti mated that seven thousand men have been killed and many thousands have been woundd. I The dispatch adds that no victory , was gained by either side. Brief ollicial dispatches contain al most all tiie available news, upon the military tactics in the Balkan cam paign, but it is learned that the bat tle at Bulair was precipitated by the Turkish commander in chief Knver Bey, who effected a landing at Char keul, thirty-live miles to the south east of Itodesta, his object being to relieve the pressure of the Bulgarian attack on the Bulair lines. The three days' battles followed. NEW JERSEY'S NEW ANTI TRUST LAWS TRENTON, N. J., Feb. 21. ? The seven anti-trust bills recommended, by Governor Wilson in his message | to the State Legislature, last month, are now laws of the State of New Jer sey. The Legislature adopted them by substantial majorities, and yester day afternoon they were signed by Governor Wilson. As he affixed his signature to the bills the Governor re marked: "Honest business men have nothing to (ear." The purpose of these laws is to prohibit and to punish monopolies of every discription. They forbid com bination, secret' or otherwise to liin it production, to stillo competition or to fix prices. All stocks Issued must represent money and not water. When one issue of stock replaces another the amount must be the same and one corporation is prohibited from buy ing into another to establish a mo nopoly or to restrain trade. Mergers . are permitted under certain conditions and they must be approved by the util ities commission, and discriminations in prices, or otherwise, is prohibited. Each of the seven laws has a bearing upon the other, and officers and di rectors of every corporation are made personally responsible for violations of the laws. TWO BATTLESHIPS MAY BE BUILT WASHINGTON. Feb. 21?The ad vocates of the two-battleships a year proposal have won a victory in the house committee on Naval Affairs, in the naval appropriations bill which lias just been reported by that com mittee. As reported the bill carries an ap propiation of $146,000,000, and pro vides for the construction of two 1 attleships, instead of one, a trans port, four torpedo boat destroyers and six submarines. It is expected that strong opposi tion to the two two-battleship plan will be developed in the House. AN INTERNATIONAL WIRELESS SYSTEM WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.?Arrange ments are being made between the governments of the United States and Russia by which a regular wireless telegraph service will be maintained across Bering sea from Alaska. The object is to insure telegraphic communication between America and Asia at all times in the event of the interruption of the cable system. Wireless Stations will be maintained at Nome, Alaska, and at Anadir, Kam chatka, as connecting links. EASY DIVORCE KNOCKED OUT CARSON CITY, New. Feb. 21. ? Governor Tasker L. Oddie has signed the divorce law recently passed by the Legislature. The new law requires a year's actual residence in the State bi fore applying for a divorce, where as under the law which this super sedes, six months' residence only was necessary. The demand for the pass age of the amended law was strong and many of the women of the State, including the wife of the late Senator George S. Nixon, were active work ers in its behalf. LARGEST FISH PLANT IN THE WORLD The Canadian Fish and Cold Storage Company at Seal Cove is now in ac tive operation, and is one of the larg est and most modern In the world. To possess such an institution, Prince Rupert is indeed fortunate, for it will mean an immense payroll, and bring much renown to the city, says the Em pire. Its fleet of trawlers, all the way from Grimsby, England, are arriving one by one, and it Is not presuming too much upon the future to say it I will not be long before Prince Rupert, from a fishing standpoint of view, will 'pujuoo -jiv \fqsuijj;) puooos rt eq the manager, has not loudly heralded the concern, but he knew from the start just what he was about, as is now plainly evident. NEWS NOTES The Daily Empire force acknowl edges the receipt of a case of fine beer, from Claude E. Erlckson, of the Alas ka Soda Co. Mr. Erlckson's kindly thoughtfulness is duly appreciated, as well as the beverage. * CHARGED WITH i CRUDE METHODS ? WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. ? The j House committee on expenditures In a report just filed charges that by crude methods employed in the admin istration of the Treasury Department, the government has lost twenty-six millions in interest in as many years. RECOGNITION OF THE CHINESE REPUBLIC TOKIO, Feb. 21.?Dr. Sun Yat Sen. the first president of the Chinese re public. has arrived here, his mission being to induce the Japanese govern ment to recognize the Chinese re public. AN OAKLAND TRAGEDY. OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 21.?Henry Goldberg, a painter, shot and killed his wife today and was then killed by his son Kdward, twenty-one years old. RUSSIAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IS DESTROYED BY FIRE ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 21.?The Troitsky Cathedral, the handsomest edifice of its kind in this city has been completely destroyed by fire. The collection of painting and statu ary made by Peter the Great was saved. WOMAN SUFFRAGE BILL JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., Feb. 21. ? The House has sent the engrossment of the amendment to the woman suf frage bill, to the Senate. The 9enate had already adopted the amendment. Phone your subscription to The Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4.