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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1, NO. 94. ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS TEXAS TROOPS ORDERED TO MEXICO I To Submit a Plan For a New School Building At the meeting of the Commercial Club tonight a committee composed of H. P. Crowther. C. E. Hooker and Gus Messerschmidt. will submit a re port. for discussion, upon the local school building situation. The report will recommend that a new school building be constructed this year, because of the increased number of pupils, with four class rooms, and assembly room and a li brary room. The site recommended is either the McConghey lots or a tract 011 the Calhoun road, owned by Judge Malony. and others. The plan proposed to secure the con struction of the building is by an as ! soc'ation. the city council and school board to sign a lease to the associa tion for 15 years at a nominal rental for the tract of land on which the school house Is built: the association to issue stock to the amount of $10,000, in 500 shares of $20 each, bearing in test at seven percent. The city coun cil and school board will be required j ! to sign u lease at such annual rental; as will pay interest charges on out-1 standing stock and retire at least ten per cent of the stock each year until payment is complete, the stock to be J retired at any time upon the payment of principal and accrued interest. The estimated cost of the building is 10. 000. The recommendation is also made that the commercial club draft and act upon a resolution setting forth the de tails of the school situation, for the purpose of having the city council, the school board and the Legislature mem orialize Congress and urge the enact ment of legislation whereby Juneau can issue bonds for school purposes for at least five years to come, the bonds so Issued to be used for capital expenditure and not for current ex penses. This matter is a vital one and it is hoped that there will be a large at tendance at the meeting of the Com mercial Club this evening. Igloo of Alaska Order of Pioneers to be Started The Alaska Order of Pioneers is to be instituted in Juneau, it will be known as Igloo No. 0. Representa tive Frank A. Aldricb. of Nome, who came to Juneau aobut 20 years ago. is grand vice president of the order, and installing officer at-large. He has taken up the subject with many of the '87 pioneers of Juneau. According to the plaus as outlined the movement now under way will bring all of the "87 pioneers into the order. Any one coming to Alaska to reside before Jan. 1st. Idol is eligible to membership in the order and it is ex pected that the Juneau Igloo will start off with a membership of at least 500. Fairbanks has a large Iglo. No. 4. having absorbed many who formerly affiliated with the Yukon Order of Pi oneers. Nome has a large Igloo and has for a Ion}; time been the home I ofthe Grand igloo, but the latter Is now at St. .Michael. Candle has a thriving Igloo. No. 2, and so has St. .Michael. No. o. The latest Igloo to be organized is Igloo No. 5. at Ruby. It is planned to notify all of the >7 pioneers by card and have a meet ing with the idea of bringing them all into the order in a body. The influence of the order is very strong throughout the Westward and the interior. Seven members at least of the present Legislature are also members of the order. Representa tive Kennedy, of Candle is past pres ident of Igloo No. 2. Representative Aldrich is past president of No. 1, Sen ator Sutherland and Senator Freed ing are both members of No. 1. Rep resentative Driscoll, of Fairbanks, and Representative Collins, of Fox, are | ' both members of No. 4. WORKING FOR THE JUNEAU LIBRARY The movement to secure a public library for Juneau is becoming an ir reslstable force. The decision of Mrs. J. C. McBride to give a recital of Ben Hur as a first step in securing the nec essary fund for the purpose has | aroused great interest. A joint membership committee com-[ posed of representatives of the dif ferent church organizations met at the residence of Mrs. J. C. McBride yes terday for the purpose of discussing plans for the raising of a library fund and the creation of a library. The meeting developed a sentiment in favor of a large library committee and free discussion of the subject. It was decided to ask the school board to appoint the following as a library committee: Mrs. J. \V. Rummell, Judge Gunni son. J. F. A. Strong. Miss Parr. Father Brown. Rev. L. C. Blackwell, Rev. G. E. Rennison Rev. L. F. Jones. Rev. Kashaveroff. Rev. J. B. Stevens. Mrs. B. M .Berhends. Mrs. James R. Whip ple. A. B. Callahan. Mrs. J. C. Mc Bride. Mrs. Mark Sabin. and Mrs. George Stowell. ENTERTAINMENT AT THE ORPHEUM John T. Spickett entertained the members of the Legislature at the Or pheum performance last night. "The Money Mooners" is an engaging com edy that was well received. THE MADERO FAMILY SAILS FOR CUBA VERA CRUZ. Mex.. Feb. 25.?Se noras Madero, wife and mother of the late president. Senor Madero. father, of Madero. and Senor Ernesto Ma dero. his uncle, sailed today, on the gunboat Cuba, for Havana. WANTED?Married couple to take charge of hotel dining room. Fine op portunity for right parties. Address J. T. J., Empire office. 2-25-t.f. CASE ON APPEAL WON BY JOHNSON Another rapid trial was finished in j the district court this morning in the case of J. Frederick Johnson vs. John ston Coutant Co et al. The plaintiff, according to the evidence, is a printer who was employed in the Record news paper office at a salary of $25 per week. Gus O'Brien tried to pay him off at the rate of $100 per month. At the time the Record suspended publi cation. in 1911 Johnson sued for the difference which at that time amounted to $30. but an offset reduced it to 39.16. The case came up in the commissioners court and was set for trial before the return day. The plain tiff not being ready for trial the com missioner refused to set a new date and dismissed the case. The. defend ant had attached a part of the plant on filing suit. An appeal was taken May 25. 1911. The district court sus tained the appeal and the case was finally disposed of today. The jury was secured, the evidence submitted and a verdict rendered be fore 12 o'clock or a little under two hours. By the verdict Johnson is allowed $39.16. J. H. Cobb was attorney for plaintiff. A spicy bit of reading was the deposition of O'Brien which was put in evidence by the defendant. COURT DIRECTS JURY TO BRING VERDICT Joe Webber went to trial in the dis trict court yesterday morning charged with assault with a dangerous wea pon. The jury was secured, the evi dence all submitted, arguments made, and the case given to the jury and a verdict rendered before 12 o'clock. The court directed the jury to bring in a verdict of guilty of assault and battery only. In the afternoon the de fendant was sentenced to pay a fine of $100 and the Incident was closed Phone your subscription to The ^ Daily Empire. Phone 3-7*4. KENNEDY BOOSTS FOR CANDLE CITY Candle is still burning according to Representative Kennedy, of that place. Not feverishly, but with a good, steady flume that tills the entire population with good cheer. In the early days of Nome, Mr. Keu nedy worked No. ft Anvil creek and also No. 2 Snow Gulch. Later he went to Candle and has been a consistent booster of his home under the shadow of the Arctic Circle ever since. Mr. Kennedy is still mining on Can dle and is doing very well. Many of the old timers in that district got dis couraged because of the lack of capi tal to instal machinery or to build ditches and gave up. Others have since brought in the necessary capi tal and some of the ground that would not pay for drifting or by shoveling in. is to be handled at a profit in other ways. A dredge was shipped in last year and this year it will be installed on the Koogrook, a stream flowing into the sound between the Kewalik and the Imnachuck. "Candle," said Mr. Kennedy, "is the best little camp in the world, because we have just enough people to be pros perous. There is something for every body to do and everybody is doing it." N'o other member of a legislative body has ever made a Journey to his capital city quite so unique as the one just finished by Mr. Kennedy. The en tire trip from within a few miles of the Arctic Circle to Valdez was made by dog team. Some of his dogs were left on the the Tanana to be shipped back with the opening of navigation. It will probably cost $100 each to get the dogs home. The larger number of his dogs, however, were brought through to Juneau only to be sent back again on the Mariposa two days ago. One of his neighbors. Henry Coffin, also a mining man of Candle was en trusted with the duty of driving them through to Candle from Valdez. The "Houn* Dog" song is taken liter ally by the gentiman from Candle. POSSIBLY A HOTEL | ON FRANKLIN STREET J. B. Caro and Company have or dered plans from the Juneau . Con I struction Company for a splendid bus iness block to occupy space of 52x100 feet. Plans will be submitted showing both two- and four-story structures. ; The lower floors will be devoted to stores and the upper will be arranged for hotel purposes. It is said that this building is to be erected on the plot of Franklin street ground, belonging to James Mc Closkey and Caro & Co., and adjoin ing the Central House. This property has been vacant for some time and the owners are anxious to have It producing a revenue. P. L. Gemmett, of Douglas, has been negotiating for a lease on the proper ty should such a building be construct ed. It is reported that in event the building is erected as planned and that Mr. Gemmett gets a lease on the premises that he will conduct a first class hotel. There will be an up-to date bar. a first class restaurant and modern hotel accommodations. COURT NOTES The hearing in the Heidleberg liquor license application was again contin ued yesterday to Wednesday morning at 10 a. m. By stipulation the case of the U. S. vs. George V. Greene was continued to the next term of court. Attorney J. H. Cobb yesterday filed papers in appeal in the case of O. Itow convicted of first degree murder. BANK CASE IS ON TRIAL THIS AFTERNOON This afternoon one of the First Na tional bank suits against Frank Bach. John Reck, George F. Forrest and i George James as sureties on notes of O. H. Adsit and the Douglas Brewery is on trial before a jury in the dis trict court. The amount involved is a balance of $200 on a note originalv amounting to $1,000. DINNER PARTY ; Judge and Mrs. John G. Heid en [ tertained a number of friends at din ? ner on Saturday evening. Washing ? ton's birthday. Covers were laid for . ten. The guests were: Mrs. R. W. Jennings, Judge and Mrs. Malony, Mr. ? | and Mrs. Strong. Judge Overfield, and I Mr. T. F. Kennedy. United States Demands Explanation From Mexico U. S. Demands Explanation. MEXICO CITY, Feb. 25.?The gov eminent of the United States through Ambassador Henry Lane Wilson has demanded a full explanation of <he killing of former President Madero and former Vice Peesident Suarez, before any ofiieiai recognition will be taken of tlie government of President Huer ta. Wil6on Accepts Statement. MEXICO CITY. Feb. 25.?Ambassa dor Henry L. Wilson in a statement ! made to the Associated Press, said today that in the absence cf other re liable information he was disposed to accept the government's version of tlie killing of Madero and Suarez. Volunteers Are Executed. EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 25.?Ninety five federal volunteers who revolted after the killing of Madero were ex ecuted at Suaz, near the City of Juar ez. The execution of these men was the greatest wholesale slaughter of soldiers since the war began against former President Diaz. Coahuila in Revolt. LAREDO, Tex,. Feb. 25.?Governor Carranza, of the State of Coahuila, Mexico, has declared against Presi dent Huerta. Governor Carranza claimed the allegance of the garrison at Saltillo, the capital of the State, and with a force of troops he is march ing toward Cuetra, and Ciegas. A fed erad garrison at Monterey has been ordered to pursue Carranza, overtake him, and when overtaken to show no quarter to him or his followers. E. Madero at Vera Cruz. VERA CRUZ, Mex., Feb. 25.?Ernes to Madero, uncle of the late President Madero, and Secretary of Finances in his Cabinet, has arrived here enroute to Cuba. The report of his arrest on Sunday was unfounded, as was also the story that he had with him a vast amount of money and drafts of the Mexican' government. federals and Militiamen May Clash in Texas WASHINGTON. Feb. 25.?A clash is threatened betwen United States . troops and Texas militiamen along the Mexican border. Yesterday Govenor David 13. Col quitt, of Texas, ordered four compan ies of the texas National* Guard to cross the border and go to the relief of Americans imprisoned in Matamo ras. The War Department immediately instructed Ilrigndier General Edwin Z. Steever, commanding the Depart ment of Texas, to prevent the Texans from making an incursion into the J Southern republic. SIXTEENTH AMENDMENT PROCLAIMED WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.?The six teenth amendment to the United States Constitution for the levying of a tax on Incomes, went into effect at noon today. The proclamation of the new amend ment was made by Secretary of State Knox, in accordance with law. DREDGE DYNAMITED I ON BONANZA CREEK DAWSON, Y. T., Feb. 25.?The big dredger on Bonanza creek owned by the Yukon Gold Mining Co., a Guggen heim corporation, was maliciosly de stroyed by dynamite on Sunday night. The dreger was worth a quarter of a million dollars. As yet the police have not found a clew to the perpetrators of the outrage. MORE EXPLORERS HAVE PERISHED SYDNEY, N. S. W ..Feb. 25.?News received here states that Lieut. In lis and Dr. Merz, of Nowson's Antarc tic expedition, perished Iu Wilkes land. I TENDER FOR LIGHTHOUSES SEATTLE, Feb. 25.?Inspector Har kinson, of the sixteenth lighthouse dis trict, has announced that a ninety foot lighthouse tender to be named the Fern, will be built at once for ser vices in Alaska. BUILDING WRECKED ON FRANKLIN STREET A ripple of excitement prevailed along lower Franklin street today over the wrecking of a house that was un der construction not far from the Ju neau Iron Works. The building be longed to James Duffy, and the frame was partially all up. Some person during the night demolished the struc ture. It is said that a Slavonian claims title to the property through purchase from an Indian. The Pacific Coast Company also claims the property and is said to have a patent for it. Duffy had permission to build from the Pa cific Coast Company. No arrests have been made as yet. A complete line of tobacco iars and pipe racks at BURFORDS. SNEADGETS FREEDOM VERNON, Tex., Feb. 25.?John B. Snead, the banker, has been acquitted of the murder of AI. G. Boyce, jr., who eloped with Snead's wife. Snead was recently acquitted of the mur der of Al. G. Boyce, sr. FORCE WAY INTO GOVERNOR'S OFFICE SALEM, Ore., Feb. 25.?The presi dent of the State Senate and the speak er of the House yesterday afternoon forced an entrance into Governor Os-1 wald West's office and placed on his desk a bill passed since last Friday, when the governor absented himself from his office, j Governor West, it is alleged, took this method of de feating the bill, to which he was op posed, and the heads of the two branches of the Legislature deter mined that the bill should reach the governor's office. 4! * REPRESENTATIVE COLLINS CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY Yesterday being Representa tive Collins' 38th birthday, he 1 celebrated the event by giving an impromtu dinner to a number an impromptu dinner to a num ber of friends at the Commercial i Cafe. Among those present were Sen ator Freeding, of Nome; Sena tor Roden, of Iditarod, Repre- ! I sentative Shoup, of Sitka; Rep- j resentative Kennedy, of Candle; Representative Aldrlch, of j ! Nome: Representative Collins, of Fox; A. B. Callahan, Lafe j Spray and J. Osby. i i ?. * BERRY'S STORE have just received their first consignment of Easter goods. There are three shipments to follow. In this lot are handsome waists, house dresses, bed linens, etc. Judge Howard Slashes Damages in Fraud Suit SEATTLE, Feb. 25.?Federal Judge ( Clinton W. Howard, of the Western District of Washington, has reduced to fifty thousand dollars the general damages asked by the United States government from John J. Sesnon Co., and the Northwestern Commercial Co., of Nome. The government sued these compan ies recently to recover the sum of $103,000 for alleged frauds in the sale of coal to certain army posts in Alas ka. Judge Howard held that the dam ages were excessive and ordered the reduction to $50,000. PLAN TO COLONIZE THIS TERRITORY ALBANY, N. Y., Feb. 25.?Captain. Conrad Siem, formerly an Arctic whal er. called upon Governor William Sul zer yesterday and talked with him about a plan for colonizing Alaska after the opening of the Panama Ca nal. Sicm's plan is to bring immi grants direct from European coun tries to Alaska, and settle them on land as farmers. The plan, however, has not been fully matured, as it would involve n great deal of expense and the maintenance of immigration agen cies. The settling of these people up on farm lands in Alaska is another problem to be worked out. Captain Siem is now a resident of San Francisco, although he lived in Nome in the early days of that camp. It is said that lie is a candidate for the appointment of Governor of Alas ka. A Draft of a Bill to Regulate Alaska Banks Following is a draft of a banking ( bill drawn by Attorney Louis K. Pratt,, of Fairbanks, which will probably be introduced dn the Territorial Legis lature: 1.?Whoever being a director or other officer of a banking or other cor-1 poration engaged in the transaction of business in the Territory of Alaska, whether organized under the laws of said territory or of one of the States or territories of the United Suites or some* foreign State or country, shall make and declare or aid and en courage the making and declaring of a dividend on capital stock of such corporation, at a time when the fi nancial condition thereof does not war rant such dividend, shall be deemed guilty of a felony and on conviction thereof shall be punished by impris onment in the penitentiary for a per- ' iod of not less than one year nor more than twenty years. 2.?Whoever being a cashier, teller or other officer or employee of a bank-; ing co-partnership, corporation or in dividual conducting the business of a 1 bank within the Territory of Alaska, shall accept and receive on deposit for and on behalf of the bank of which he is such cashier, teller, ofiicer or em ployee, any money or other valuable thinp, at a time when such banking co-partnership, corporation or indi vidual is insolvent, shall be deemed guilty of a felony; and on conviction thereof shall be punished by impris onment in the penitentiary for a per iod of not less than one year nor more than fifteen years. 3. Re-enact Sec. 73. p. 13 Carter's Alaska Code, but provide for a pun ishment of from one to ten years in the penitentiary, instead of the Jail sentence and fine as now fixed by said section. 4.?Re-enact Sec. 74, p. 15. Carter's Code, but make it cover specifically statements made by foreign corpor ations with secretary of the territory and clerk and change punishment to make It felony. Section 73 of the code relates to the falsifying of records and Section 74 has to do with the making, publica tion and circulation of false reports. MRS. SCOTT GETS I HER OWN TITLE LONDON, Fob. 25?King George has ;, bestowed upon Mrs. Scott, widow of! the late Antarctic explorer, Captain j Robert F. Scott, the title of Lady! Scott, with the same rank, style and precedence as if her husband bad been j nominated Knight Commander of the Bath, as he would have been had he; survived. UNION PACIFIC GETS RIGHT Of WAY WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.?The right of the Union Pacific railroad to a right of way four hundred feet wide through j the center of Nebraska from Omaha to Denver. Colo., has been affirmed by the Supreme Court of the United States. The government advanced the claim that the railroad had lost a portion of the right of way by fencing a nar rower width than four hundred feet, hut the Supreme Court holds that nev ertheless the full amount belongs to the railroad. Rivers and Harbors Bill Passes Renate WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.?The Sen ate yesterday afternoon, passed the Rivers and Harbors bill, carrying for ty-eight million dollars. This is an increase of seven millions above the appropriation of last year. The Dally Empire delivered in Ju neau. Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 a month. POSTAL BANKS TO PAY THEIR OWN WAY WASHINGTON, Feb. 25.?In his an imal report, the full text of which was made public today, Postmaster-Gen eral Hitchcock, after calling attention to the fact that the postal savings system now has 12.S12 depositories, about 200,000 depositors and about $28,000,000 in deposits, says: "On the basis of the present month ly net increase of deposits it is esti mated that the gross income of the postal savings system for the fiscal year ending June 30,1913, will amount to $700,000, and the interest payable to depositors to $300,000. The cost of supplies and equipment and the sal aries of clerks at the central office during this period will aggregate about $425,000, and to this amount should be added approximately $275,000, rep resenting compensation for the time of postoffice clerks employed on post al savings work." WILLIAM BARNES, Sr., DEAD NANTUCKET, Mass., Feb. 24. ? William Barners, father of Chairman Barnes, of the New York State Repub lican Committee, is dead. PRESIDENT TAFT APPROVES FINDINGS WASHINGTON, Feb. 22?President Taft has approved the findings of the commission, which favor Texas, in the boundary dispute between that State and New Mexico. JACK JOHNSON IS ILL CHICAGO, Feb. 25.?The troubles of Jack Johnson, champion heavyweight, continue to follow him, and he is now dangerously ill of pneumonia at his home in this city.