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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. I. NO. 105. ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE, MONDAY, MARCH 10, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS NOME MAY JOIN THE QUARTZ CAMPS Governor Clark Talks About Indigent Bill The Governor's office pave out the' following statement today in regard to the new law for the relief of in digent white persons in Alaska: "On the 27th of January last. Gov ernor Walter E. Clark, fearing that the session of Congress would close without taking final action on the in digent hill which had received no at tention in Congress for about ten months, addressed a letter to Senator Nelson on the subject, and received the follows reply. " 'United States Senate. " 'February 7. 1913. " "Dear Governor: "'Your favor of January 27th. rela tive to the bill setting aside 5 per cent of the Alaska Fund for the relief of indigent white persons, is at hand. The bill is in the hands of the commit tee on territories of the Senate, where it was referred last session with the House amendments. Senator Smith, chairman of the committee, has been away most of the session and has not yet had a single meeting of the com mittee. 1 will call his attention to the matter and see if I cannot get him to take such action. " 'Yours truly. " 'KNUTE NELSON.' "In the afternoon of the same day. as shown by the Congressional Record, page 274$, Senator Smith reported the I bill, moved that the Senate disagree to ! the House amendments, and appoint ed Senators Nelson and Chamberlain as conferees. On the following day (Congression Record, page 2S69) the House receives notice of the action of the Senate and appointed its con ferees 0:1 motion of Representative Humphreys of Mississippi. "The report that the bill was there after finally passed and has become a law was confirmed in a message to the Coventor's otfice from the Interior De partment. received Saturday. "Governor Clark has also received a telegram from the Interior Department containing the statement that the ap propriation of $100,000 for a public building at Cordova was passed, but there was no appropriation for the Valdez dyke as recently reported. No increase was made in the appro priation for the badly needed capitol building at Juneau. The Governor con siders the present authorization of $200,000 as entirely inadequate, and recommended in his annual report that the amount be increased to $500, 000." First Patented Coal Claim Being Opened \V. G. Whorf. with a crew of fifty; men passed through Juneau Sunday morning enroute to tne Port Graham coal land for which he was recently given patent after years of waiting. It is the intention to open up the mines immediately and have the coal on the market at Seward. Articles of incorporation of the Port Graham Coal Company were filed with Secretary Distin this morning. The head offices of the company are in Se attle. The incorporators and directors or trustees are W. G. Whorf. L. C. Whorf. J. I.. Goldstein. A. Stein, and J. H Newberger. The capital stock is placed at $60,000. Senator L. V Ray, of Seward, is attorney for the company. Senator Ray said to The Empire this morning that the organization of the company and the immediate open ing up of the mines means much to the people of Seward and the country tributary to the Alaska Northern Hail road. as it will permit the road to be operated while heretofore the exces sive cost of fuel was prohibitive. The prevailing prices of ordinary coal de livered at Seward has been $12 per ton. The Port Graham Coal Company proposes to deliver the Alaska coal to Seward at $.1.50 per ton. This means that the road will be operated and that as a consequence the country back of. the place will be given a chance to develop. BIG CROWD SEES SHOOTING EXHIBITION A big crowd witnessed a clever ex-j hibition ot' fancy rifle and shot-gun shooting at the sawmill dock yester- j day afternoon by F. V. Berger . .Mr. Berger would toss a tni can in the air to serve as a moving target and scored hits with each of the six shots of the repeater. His rifle shoot ing consisted of destroying apples, oranges, baseballs and even wallnuts cast into the air. He made very few misses. ************ PERSONALS ? ************ Dr. F. L. Qoddard. proprietor of the Sitka Hot Springs resort, arrived on the Georgia and will remain in Ju neau this week. He comes as a dele gate to the Douglas meeting of the Arctic Brotherhood. He is registered at the Occidental hotel. (I. M. Scott, a traveling salesman, who is well known in the North, left on the Al-Ki for Ketchikan. Mrs. Charles Naghel and children left on the Al-Ki for Seattle. They go to Oakland. Calif., for an extended visit. Nelson De Briae. of Petersburg, is in Juneau, having come up to attend the Arctic Brotherhood convention to be held at Douglas. M. Katzenmeyer. of Wrangell. came >o to Juneau to attend the Arctic T-otherhood convention at Douglas. 1. A. Meek, recently of Seattle, ar id -d in Juneau Sunday and has as ?u-ed his duties at stenographer at thtv.u8toms house. Legislators Are Treadwell's Guests Many members of the Legislature were the guests of Treadwell Club at the regular weekly show, over there Saturday night. The Club officers turned the plant over to the Senators and Representatives. The law mak ers were warm in their praise of the good time given them by their hospit able hosts. The House was represented by Speaker Collins and Representatives Driscoll. Boyle, Kennedy, Burns, Jones and Shoup. Senator Tanner and Secretary Light maintained the dignity of the Sen ate. J. F. Everett, the architect and builder expects to return to Juneau on or before March 20. MASONS! i ? Stated communication of Mt. Juneau Lodge. No. 147, F. & A. M.. this (Monday) evening, Odd Fellows' hall. J. F. PUGH. Secretary. ! I * * WASHINGTON PIONEER DIES SEATTLE. March 10.?J. N. Wal lingford, aged eighty years, a Wash ington State pioneer, died today in this city. Wallingford avenue, one of the principal residential thorough fares of Seattle was named for the dead man. HOLD YOUR building contracts till Everett returns. He will be here ready for business before March 20 tf BUSINESS SHOWS UPWARD TENDENCY SEATTLE, .March 2. ? The bank iclcurings for February, in Seattle, were $40,878,550.53. Those for February, 11*12, wen? $40,915,827.20. That is to say the gain lias been $5,962,7234.33. This in itself is fairly conclusive ev idence of the trend of business affairs. The upward movement began to be ! felt last October, the issues of politics then being generally well forecast. In that month the clearances of Seattle banks were $58,954,742.62, as against $50,757,497.20 for the corresponding month of the previous year. This was approximately the same as for Feb ruary last, taking into consideration that the one month had only twenty two banking days as against twenty six of the other. If assurance would be made doubly strong as to the certitude of improved position reference need only be made to the figures for November last as contrasted with the same month of 3911. The clearing house returns were, respectively, $54.447,S21.03 and $47, 676.5S0.47. Despite the dullness of that month the gain was more than $6, 771,240.06. Old Sourdough Now in Juneau William Dettering, bettor known as Caribou Bill," and as the locator of Skookum (lulch. a Bonanza creek pup. in the Dawson country, and afterward as owner and operator of a famous bench claim on Niccola Gulch, in the Nome country, is in town. After leav ing Nome Mr. Dettering went to Fair banks and operated for a time on Dome creek. From Fairbanks he went to the iditarod and got in on Flat creek ground. He and his asso ciates. Tom Aitken and Al. Welch, own six claims, 120 aces at the head of Flat that is very rich. Nearly all of the ground on Flat below the Dettering ground is in the hands of the Guggenheims at this time and there is a srong possibility that they will acquire that which is left before long. The pay is said to be four hundred feet wide and is only three to eight feet in depth. The only drawback to sluicing operations is the lack of water. However, a large section has had the surface ground sluiced off and this summer they will have a large clean-up. The Marietta, on Flat, will produce two and one-half millions, Mr. Detter ing thinks. Year before last Tom Ait ken took out $5S0,000 on this claim and then in order to get the Guggen heims interested in the country sold his lease on the property to them. This past summer in a run of six weeks the dredge cleaned up $750, 000. To The Empire Mr. Dottering said that he had intended going in over the trail but found that it was not neces sary and that he would now wait un til navigation opens. In the mean time he will look the Juneau country over while he is here. He said that he was very favorably impressed with the mining activity around here and that it was his belief that the mineral ized belt is much larger than most peo ple have supposed it to be. . PRESIDENT WILSON SELECTS HIS CHURCH WASHINGTON, March 10.?Presi dent Woodrow Wilson and family have decided that they will alliliate with the New York Avenue Presbyterian church during their sojourn at the na tional capital. They will occupy the pew that was occupied by Presidents James Buchanana and Abraham Lin coln when they served as chief execu tives more than a helf a century ago. Notwithstanding this decision, how ever, the President attended the Cen tral Presbyterian church. He was sighted by a crowd of curious ones when on his way to church that barred his approach and he switched to the other edifice where he worshiped in quiet. D. Smith Harris arrived from Ketchi kan on the Sampson. Mr. Harris is a delegate from Camp Ketchikan to the Arctic Brotherhood convention to be held in Douglas, March 123. Three New Bills I Are Introduced Hoth houses mny be suid to move j cautiously so far as actual work Is j concerned, though there is a disposi tion on the part of some to display energy in the matter of accomplishing results. The only fear is that if the ratio keeps up there will be a great deal introduced that will not receive much consideration. Aldrich introduced a measure in the House and Freeding in the Senate to ask Congress to provide a harbor at Nome. Shoup introduced two more bills in the House. THE SENATE Senator Freeding, of Nome intro duced Senate Joint Memorial, No. 3, this morning asking Congress to do something toward establishing a har bor at the mouth of Snake river The committee on finance and con tingent expenses, asked for permission to order blank forms and were given authority for the expenditure of not more than $100 on this work. Senate Hill No. 2, an act to extend the elective franchise to women, was read and referred to committee. Printed matter relating to election laws was presented by Senator Hrun er and referred to committee. A message was received from the Governor stating that members of the Assembly had been granted franking privilege on the military cable lines for public business only. A message from the house was re-) ceived stating they concurred in Sen ate Joint Resolution, No. 3, with an amendment increasing the House membership to four. The Senate then took a recess until eight o'clock tonight. THE HOUSE Rule 43 caused a breezy stir in the House this morning. No sooner had Chief Clerk Barry Keown started to read the title of House Bill No. 1, Gaffney's eight-hour law, than Inger soil arose and made a motion to the offi ct that each member be presented with a typewritten copy before it was read. This lead to a very long dis cussion. Svindseth, of Wrangell, held that the rule had been decided upon as a matter of econmy and that he: could see no reason why it should be deviated from at this time. Kelly, of Knik, thought that all the bills (should bo printed so that members could vote intelligently on them when they came up for action. Ingcrsoll said that he did not mean that the rule should be abolished or suspended in every case, but that in this particular bill he would probably have much inter est and wanted to have a copy on his desk before any action was taken on the measure. Gaffney made a speech in favor of enforcing the rule as laid . down. The motion was lost 12 to 2 and the bill underwent its first read ing. Representative Aldrich, of Nome, in troduced House Joint Resolution No. 4, the Senate concurring, asking -that Congress appropriate $25,000 lor a | survey of the Nome waterfront with the view of creating a harbor at the mouth of Snake river. The resolution sets forth that Nome has produced $72,000,000 in gold and nearly one mil lion dollars' loss has been sustained by shipping because there is no safe anchorage. The increased business of dredge mining now makes it im perative that some measure looking to the creating of a harbor be made. Two petitions were presented by Kelly .Representative, of Knik: one asking for woman's suffrage, and the other an appeal to the general govern ment for a change in the mail ser vice between Seward and Knik. The Gaffney Bill was passed to the second reading as was also House Bill, No. 2, by Shoup, and House Bill. No. 3, by Ingram. Shoup introduced House Bill Nos. ?1 and 5, the one a compensation act and the other compulsory education. Joint Resolution, No. 2, introduced by Millard in the Senate, was read the second time. The House went into committee of the whole for consid eration of the measure and reported. The House concurred with one excep tion and amended to make the commit tee consist ot four from the House in stead of three, the aportionment from the Senate to remain the came. The House then took a recess until 1:30. Representatice Kelly gave notice that he would move to amend rule 43. After discussing the joint session agreed upon for tonight the House took a recess till 8:15 tonight. Grand Army Man Passes Away SEATTLE, March 10.?Word was re ceived here yesterday of the death of Rev. W. H. Mock, formerly depart ment commander of the Grand Army of the Republic for the department of. Washington and Alaska, at Orlando,' Florida. The death occurred Friday. The Rev. Mock resided at Port Ange- j les and later at Bellingham in this i State. He was a Methodist minister. Suffragettes Worry King LONDON, March 10.?King George V. opened the third session of the present parliament today. The time honored custom of "searching the vaults" inaugurated at the time of the Guy Fawkes "gun-powder plot" to blow up the Kins and Parliament, long discontinued, was renewed in a serious effort to find any lurking suf fragettes. LONDON, March 10. ? Suffragettes were on the rampage at the opening of Parliament today. Three railway stations were burned and later the coach in which the King and Queen were going to the parliament building was stormed. RETIRED NAVAL OFFICER DIES NORWELL, Mass.. March 10.?Rear Admiral Joseph G. Eaton, retired, died here today. Friedman Operates for Government NEW YORK. March 10.?In a thir ty-minute clinic Dr. Friedmann gave his tuberculosis vacinne a test in the presence of the United States govern ment officials yesterday. Dr. Friedmann has given his treat ment to seventeen patients since open ing his Quarters in this city. Sonora Rebels Capture Garrisons DOUGLAS, Ariz., March 10. ? The federal garrisons at the towns of Nac brzarl and Eltiger were taken by the Sonora rebels today. MEXICO CITY, March 10?A bat tle between the federal forces and the Carranzistos at Beyer, Monterey, last ed four hours yesterday. Sixty were killed. Dominican President Resigns and Departs NEW YORK, March 10.?A dispatch to the New York Herald this morning says President Nouel, of Santo Domin go. has resigned his office and left for Europe. Jack Chovin, formerly chief of po lice at Fairbanks, is in Juneau for a few days after which he will go to the Sitka Springs. Quartz Strike Makes Senator Freeding Rich NOME, March 10.?A fabulously rich quartz strike was made here Satur day by the men working on the New Era .Mining Company's Snow Gulch property. The strike was made after tunneling two hundred fget. Milling tests return values on the ledge en countered running to six hundred dol lars per ton. Senator breeding is president of the company, (treat ex citement prevails in town over the j strike and quartz prospecting has been givn a great impetus. Senator Frcedlng said to The Em pire that, while he was greatly elated 1 over the results obtained by develop ment work in that tunnel, that he had always had great, faith in the mine and was not surprised to know that the ledge was encountered and that it contained great values. "This means a great pertnanancyj for Nome," said the Senator, "for while we have untold millions in plac er values yet to be extracted the fact; that we have developed into a quartz camp places us at once In a permanent class and will result in infusing new life into Nome through another large! and attractive industrial artery." The history of quartz mining in Nome may properly speaking be j traced back to the establishing of the] little quartz testing mill during the winter of 1911. Senator Freeding was the prime factor in the movement and i is justly called the father of quartz mining at Nome. The mill was erect ed on the banks of Dry creek right in town. Mayor Gilmore declared a holiday when it was ready to begin operations and the whole town turned out to see the operations. The mill ? was secured by the organization of a little stock company known as the ' Nome Quartz Developing Company, with a capital stock of $10,000. The test mill soon developed the fact that a tremenduous conglomeritc dyke from the Snow Gulch properties carried milling values averaging $9.50 per ton without taking Into considera tion the concentrates. This led to the organization of the New Era Min ing Company, with a capital of $ 1 , 000,000 subscribed entirely by home capital numbering among its holders nearly all of the principal mining and business men of Nome. The new com pany took over the smaller and also the Snow Gulch property and a mill was erected on the propertj. Opera tions were begun and the results have since that time been very satisfactory. A small ighteen-inch vein carrying big values was encountered after passing through the dyke and the pres ent tunnel was started with the view of tapping the vein at a lower depth something like six hundred feet in the hope that it would widen out and increase in value. The cable Just re ceived is confirmation that the hope was well founded. Bryan Says Policy Will Be Friendly WASHINGTON, March 10. ? Secre tary of State William Jennings Bryan today received the diplomatic corps. I!.? stated to the members assembled that the United States government de sired to strengthen the ties that bind the United States with the countries. WASHINGTON, March 10. ? It is stated here that if William F. Me i Combs,, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, should decline the appointment as ambassador to France the post will be offered to Augustus Thomas, the New York playrlght. WASHINGTON. March 10. -George \V. Guthrie, prominent in the Demo cratic party organization of Pennsyl vania, is believed to he slated for ambassador to Italy. ADRIANOPLE MUSI NOW GIVE UP LONDON, March 10. ? The Daily. News says Shukri Pasha has informed the Constantinople government that Adrianople cinnot hold out against the assaults of the allies any longer and he asks permission to surrender the city and his army which cannot escape. LONDON, March 10. ? The Daily Post this morning says Enver Bey has entrenched himself with 20.000 men at Sanstefano for the purpose of stopping the advance of the allies up on Constantinople. Commercial Club Assembly Smoker The committee appointed by the Commercial Club to arrange a smoker in hour of the Legislative Assembly, f today reported everything was in readi ness for the big event and that it will; take place in Elks' hall tomorrow i night A splendid program has been ar-! ranged for the entertainment and Del egate Wickersham, who is now in the city, has promised to address the meet ing on a subject of conisderablo im portance to the people of Juneau. It is not necessary that one should be a member of the club in order to at tend the smoker. The affair was ar ranged with the Idea of having the members of the assembly become bet ter acquainted with the people of the , Capital City. WESTINGHOUSE MAN TO HAVE AGENCY HERE S. E. Hodge, electrical engineer for the Westinghouse company, arrived in Juneau on the Al-Kt yesterday. Mr. Hodge will establish Alaska headquar ters for his company in Juneau. Tacoma Officers Kill Burglars TACOMA, March 10.?Deputy sher iff killed two burglars in this city last night The dead men were caught red-handed while burglarizing a resi dence. Police and Burglar Battle SAN FRANCISCO, March 10. ? Frank Earle, a noted burglar, battled for a half hour with the police at Golden Gate park yesterday with re volvers. He was wounded before sub mitting to capture. Frank Peterson, a milk driver, was struck by a stray bullet that was flred in the tight and is dying. CHICAGO MURDERERS WILL GO TO THE PEN. CHICAGO, Mar. 10.?Cramer was sen tenced for life, and Wise for four teen years, today for the murder of Simper.