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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. II., NO. L'ON. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, JULY 12, 1913. ' PRICE TEN CENTS GREEKS DRIVE ALL BEFORE THEM MacDonald Jury May Be Sworn Monday Jurors Accepted. Frank Harvey ? Grocery clerk. E. V. Sherman Carpenter and con tractor. Fred Handy ?Teamster. % J. S. Molloy Civil engineer. Al. Ranier ? Hotel keeper. A. J. Ficken .Manager, Frye Bruhn. H. L. Dott Bookkeeper. A. H. Motte Laborer. J. Latimer Gray -Director Alaska Soda Works. Gcideman Jensen Prospector. Grant Baldwin Lumberman. Another genuine sensation was sprung in the District Court this morning by the prosecution. In court, unknown to the jury, an affidavit, written yesterday, was filed, which re cited that since the prosecution has p;issed its right to pre-emptorily chal lenge. the prosecution "has discover ed that one of the said jurors has been, and at present is associated in business with one of the individuals who acted as grand juror when the indictment in this case was found and is dependent in a large measure upon said grand juror for his business po sition and livelihood." Still further the affidavit recites: "Since the morning session of court today the prosecution has discovered that said juror, so passed and accept ed. has had several conversations with the said grand juror, and that said grand jnror is not only a friend of de fendant. but was opposed to the indict-1 ing of the defendant, and that during such conversation between the said juror so passed and acepted, and the said grand juror expressed the belief and feeling that the defendant should not have been indicted and further discussed with said juror the facts charged against the defendant, and the deponent believes that the juror might be greatly influenced thereby." Following the opening of court this morning. Judge Fred AL Brown an nounced that leave had been granted to the prosecution to exercise its ri^ht of pre-emptory challenge as to a juror whose name had been passed: thereupon. Mr. Kustgard arose. "We excuse Air. Rummell," an nounced Mr. Kustgard. Special Veniremen. Present in court this morning was the following special venire of fif teen, summoned by the marshall's of fice yesterday afternoon: Grant Baldwin, a Haines timber man here in attendance at the Arctic Brotherhood grand camp; Hugo Heid orn. a tailor: K. B. Sprague, formerly employed by J. K. Heckman, at Ket chikan. and later at a near-by cannery; John Dakin, an Alaska-Gastineau en gineer; \V. IL Willis, a grocer; John Wagner, mining man; H. J. Milburn, a prospector: Gudman Jenson, also a prospector: R. J. Innes, a bridge carpenter, until lately employed by the Alaska-Gastineau company; (J. I'. Gordon. G. X. Scott. F. A. Maudlin, Dave Robinson. A. G. Brown, and H. S. Graves. Shelley Craves drew first but was found to lie possessed of an opinion which disqualified him. John Wagner assured the eotirt that he did not him -elf regard himself as a fair juror, and wss excused on that account. A. (1. ! Brown was excused for the same reas i ou. C. N. Scott confessed scruples I against capital punishment, and was likewise excluded. (1. II. Wills, seized the first opportunity to apprise the court and lawyers that he possessed actual bias. Grant Baldwin Accepted. Grant Baldwin after a long examih at ion and five minutes recess to en able the attorneys to consult, was ec cepted. K. J. Innes was the first of nearly three score veniremen who possessed | i sufficient force of character to assert that he would do his own thinking! i when it came to the law. He had some ' pronounced views on the subject of the law of self-defense, and if the | court did not agree with him. so much! the worse for the court. At least, Mr. Innes asserted and stuck to it that he would follow his own ideas and not those of the court when he came to the instructs. The court was satisfied that Mr. Innes would not make a good juror, and he was ex cused. Ten years ago in Idaho, F. A. Maud lin was told the story of the Jones' killing. The story was presented to him so vividly and so conclusively ; that he still had a very fixed opinion ! as to how the homicide occurred. He was excused. He was followed by G. P. Gordon, who confessed being a res ident of Seattle, and was promptly excused. After the examination of Sprague, the defense took through the midday recess to consider whether he should he pre-emptorily challenged and there upon excused him. Milburn deposed that while he had no definite preju dice. he had a sub-conscious feeling that he wouldn't make a fair juror, and neither side objected to his being excused. Dave Robinson said that he thought he could lay aside his precon ceived opinion, but he did not think it would be fair for him to be a jur- j or. Heidorn was also excused for an j opinion which he felt might amount 1 to bias. Of the entire venire, only | Grant Baldwin and Gudeman Jensen were chosen, and the court at nearly I three o'clock declared a recess of an i hour, during which the marshal was instructed to summon six more jurors, the court announcing that he would . like to complete the pannel if possible, but that he would not have them sworn for the trial of the case until Monday morning. Opening Statements Monday. If the six men to be summoned by the United States marshal shall pro duce one more juror, the opening state ments will be made and the jury sworn Monday. KUSKOKWIM IS LOOKING GOOD Advices received in a late mail from Bear creek, a tributary of the Tulisok river in the Kuskokwim country, are that a good mining camp is being de veloped there. The writer of the let ter. a lawyer and a man that lives with his eyes open, and who is re garded as conservative, says Bear crenk will, when developed, be better than Flat creek in the Iditarod coun try. His letter was written may 10th, and says: "I believe that the Tuliksok is go ing to make a better and bigger camp than ever Flat creek was. Indications go strongly to show that a rich camp will develop here, and it with the An iak country only eight miles over the divide from here, will be the means of establishing a good sized town some where on the Kuskokwim. It is hard to say just now where the point on the river will be. "Price and Manly have bought out the Anderson company at Discovery, Bear creek, paying $10,000 down, and have many options on other claims and have a drill now at work locating the pay streak. Their buying and pay ing for the Anderson ground just af ter having prospected the ground with a drill immediately below it indicates strongly to me that they found pay. "Wada, the Japanese musher, sue ceeded in getting S. D. Mcllheney, the "Tobasco Sauce King," interested in Bear creek. He has expended about $10,000 in buying options and pros pecting all winter, and he writes in that he will be in in the summer with a big outfit and an expert to handle the ground. "The Bryce people have also writ ten that they will be in with a big outfit. "Bear creek is about twenty-five miles long with many tributaries and plenty of water, and seems to pros pect well all the way up and down, but it is mostly a machinery proposition, except for some of the tributaries. "Fisher, on Bonanza, one of the t tributaries expects to take a good stake, single-handed, this summer. He has located a rich strike of course gold. He shoile(i*me forty-seven ounc es of gold he took out last season, not a nugget of which was worth less than ' $1, and from that up to $12, which he had saved out of his cleanups, us ing only his fine gold to buy his year's outfit. He didn't tell me just how much he did take out altogether." METHODIST MINISTERS SHOCKED BY EXPOSURES The Methodist Ministerial Associa- 1 tion of Chicago adopted the follow ing resolutions concerning the Mul hall lobby charges last week: "We have been startled by the un covering by the daily press of the al leged vicious attempt to direct tariff and other legislation in the interest of the Manufacturers' National Asso ciation. "Resolved, That we urge complete exposure of the wrongdoers, but would also add the caution that care be taken in the investigation so as not hastily to judge or wrongfully con demn innocent men who may be drawn i into the discussion." TOMORROW'S BALL GAME AT DOUGLAS ? o-o ? Tomorrow the Juneau and Douglas baseball teams will meet on the Doug las grounds for the ninth game of the present season. The interest in the game is very lively, and there will be a large number of Juneau fans to go over the channel to witness it. Ben Hunt is slated to do the throwing tor Jniieau, and word comes from Doug- j las that Pittman will do the pitching for the islanders. The games between the teams stand i 5 to 3 at this time, with Douglas lead ing. The controversy among the parti sans of the teams over the umpiring is becoming more heated than the facts warrant, and far warmer than it should be permitted to become. The people of Douglas are angry because of the decisions of Umpire Burns, of Juneau, and the Juneau fans are little less indignant over what they call the unfairness of McClain, the Douglas Umpire. Many others think that both men have been doing good work, and, un<]uestionably, those are nearer right than the others. It has been suggested that it would allay the feeling if both men were given a vacation, and two other um pires selected. The suggestion seems to be in the interest of better sport. The lineup of the two teams will be about the same as it was last Sunday ! though Juneau might have another player or two in the game. The game will begin at 2:30 p. m. No Game At Juneau. There will be no baseball game at Juneau tomorrow. The 0. W. Young Tigers and the Alaska-Gastineau Ter riers have postponed their games until Monday or Tuesday. On one of the days mentioned there will be a game played in the evening between these players. o ? o ? o PETER SCHRAMEN NOT SOCIALIST To have lived as mild a mannered a life as that of any man who ever passed a basket at a Sunday School, and yet have a rumor started that he was an anarchist; to have so opposed the doctrine of "dividing np" that he always put his hand on his pocket book as a Socialist passed by, and yet , to be classed with the followers of Debs ? such approximates the fate of Peter Schramen. As stated in The Empire yesterday. Schramen was excused as a juror in the MacDonald case on the affidavit of counsel for the denfense that re cited that they had misunderstood some information which they had re ceived about him. The pre-emptory challenge coming when it did was not the slightest criticism on the character of Mr. Schramen. This morning in open court. Judge F. M. Brown sated that the pre-empt- 1 ory challenge, if asked at the proper time, was a matter of right, and in making their affidavit in the matter .Mr. Schramen. the court said that the defense had not made any reference to his political belief, and that the challenge was no reflection on him in j any way. Mr. Schramen is regarded by all I who know him as a man of the very highest character. o? - o ? o DANCE FOR MISS JENNINGS AT GOVERNOR'S HOUSE Mrs. J. F. A. Strong was hostess to about fifty members of the Junean younger set at the Governor's House yesterday evening in compliment to Miss Cordelia Jennings, only daughter of Judge and Mrs. Robert W. Jennings, who leaves in a few days, with her i mother for Victoria, where she will enter a young ladies' finishing school. Dancing was the diversion of the | evening and was thoroughly enjoyed by the young people. Receiving the guests besides the J hostess and guest of honor was Mrs. Robert W. Jennings. At midnight a lunch was served in the dining room, which had been ar tistically decorated by Miss Wollen berg. The guests were: Misses Jennings, Heid, Gertrude Heid, Elizabelle Heid, Behrdends, Fol- j som, Wollenberg, Moore, Tripp. Mar grie. Baker, Caro, Olds, Mrs. Black. Miss Charon, Mr. and Mrs. Wettrick; Messrs. Dupuy, Jameson, Wollen berg, R. Martin, Shepard, Mullin, Bay less, Fotheringham, Bryant, Healey, Sperry, Cobb, Martin, Tore, Kennedy, Wood. Harris, and Ward. o ? o ? o GET YOUR GLASSES Dr. Robert Simpson, eye specialist, has arrived on the Jefferson from Sit ka, and is at the office of Dr. Harrison for one week. Eyes fitted promptly with the right kind of glasses. ?*? School House Contracts to be Let Next Week The plans for what it it? intended to j he the $30,000 wing of the Juneau public school, have been submitted to the different construction firms of the city and the time for receiving thp bids for its construction wil lexpirf on Tuesday, July 15. The building is ; to be of re-enforced concrete, two stor ies in height, with basement and sub basement, and will be located on the Franklin street side of the school house block between Fifth and Sixth streets. There will be eight class rooms, two I recitation rooms, a room for the prin cipal and two for the teachers. Each ! class-room will have a capacity for ' ahout 40 pupils and will be about 24x 27 feet in size. The basement will contain one large room that can be used as an assembly room, or in the j future may be divided into four class rooms. The sub-basement will con tain the children's play room, the 1 cloak room and the lavatories. The children's play room will be about 40x 40 in size. ARCTIC BROTHERS THANK JOHN SPICKETT Before adjourning yesterday the j grand camp of the Arctic Brotherhood adopted resolutions expressing the j unanimous thanks of the camp to i John T. Spickett, who donated the I free use of the Orpheum theatre for < its sessions during the Juneau con- i vention. Grand Arctic Chief, Gov. J. F. A. Strong, and Grand Arctic Record- ; er, Grant A. Baldwin, were instructed to present Mr. Spickett a copy of the i resolutions, and that was done today. o ? o ? o SHATTUCK BUILDING i NEARLY COMPLETED The two stores in the new Shat tuck building on Franklin street rear | the junction of the People's wharf are rapidly nearing completion. They j have been leased to Arthur Back, the groceryman, and James McCloskev. | Mr. McCloskev has taken the lease j for a friend of his who will arrive , here shortly from below. : GREAT ARTIST IN JUNEAU Theodore J. Richardson, the fa mous water color artist who came Xorth on the Spokane, remained at Juneau and will spend 2 or 3 threeks j in Alaska making sketches of Alaska ; scenery. Mr. Richardson lives at Pa- j cific Grove, Calif. . O O 0 ALASKA GLACIERS ARE RECEDING C. L. Andrews, who is becoming fa mows as a nautre photographer, monn- , tain climber and authority on the phy- , sical resources and characteristics of , Alaska, says the glaciers of South , east Alaska are receding and diminish- ( ing in size at a more rapid rate than is ( generally believed. s Mr. Andrews returned the other day ( from Skagway in the vicinity of which , he spent some time in the mountains ] and valleys. He visited the "fi.," the , "Upper" and Denver glaciers on the | Skagway river, which he had not seen for ten years. He says the "S." and j "Upper" glaciers that were united ten years ago, are now separated by not less than a quarter of a mile, and that Denver glacier has receded at lea^t a quarter of a mile in that time, and t the face of the ice has changed so f that is is impossible to get on the j ^ glacier from the front. ! : Mr. Andrews says that, while those ' that are interested in tourist travel to < Alaska will not have to cease adver- 1 > tising the glaciers as among the at- i tractions for some time, the ice is graudally disappearing, and with its ? disappearance, of course, the weath- 1 er will become milder. i 0 ? o ? o ALASKA-GASTINEAU DISTRIBUTES $100,000 A hundred thousand dollars, lack- < ing a few cents, was paid out yester- 1 day to the 900 men in the employ of the Alaska-Gastineau company. This i is the record payroll to date, but it < is expected that it will be greatly in creased in August, if weather condi tions are satisfactory and material that has been ordered arrives. I o? o ? o WALTER BATHE IMPROVES RESIDENCE1 Walter Bathe is adding another ; story to his residence on Harbor j . View. The improvement will make I of his residence one of the prettiest ] in that popular section of the city. o ? o ? o j 1 ST. ANN'S PATIENTS RECOVERING Mrs. August Olson, of Douglas, and Dan Campbell and Alex Atkinson, of Juneau, who were operated upon at ' St. Ann's hospital, are all nicely im- I proving. o ? o ? o NOTICE TO WATER CONSUMERS ' Water will be shut off on lower 1 Franklin street, south of Geddes & McKenna's store, tomorrow from 7 to 12 a. m. 7-1 2-1 1. ' JUNEAU WATER CO. SUFFRAGETTE BOASTS OF HER CRIMES LIVERPOOL, July 11.? Mrs. Edith Higb.v. the suffragette wife of a prom- 1 inent physician in this city, boasted ' in court yesterday that she burned ! the residence of Sir Levers and that ; she had thrown the bomb that wrecked the Liverpool stock exchange. o ? o ? o 3 WAT H MORE PRESIDENT HEADS EDUCATORS! ? o-o ? SALT LAKE, Utah, July 11? Jo sept h Swain, president of Swathmore college, was elected president of the National Educational Association to lay. o ? o ? o GETTYSBURG VETERAN DIES ON WAY HOME ? o-o ? SEATTLE, July 11. ? Col. W. H. Uugg, a veteran of the Civil War, hav ng served in the Twelfth .Massachu! setts regiment, who is given the cred t of firing the first gun in the Bat le of Gettysburg, died while return ng home from the reunion on the fif ieth anniversary of the battle. o ? o ? o LAUNCH FOR TENAKEE. ? o-o ? The launch M. R. P., Harry Patter son master, left at 8 o'clock this morn ng for Tenakee Hot Springs with four passengers. ALASKA J UNEAfJ BEGINS WORK ON TRAMWAY: ? Ou ? The work of putting in the main ramway leading from the newly con structed wharf of the Alaska-Juneau company, at the foot of Franklin street, to the company's millsite on he hillside some HOO feet above, was commenced yesterday and is progres sing rapidly. Over this tramway all )f the immense amount of material uid machinery for the big mill be lauled. The cars will be hauled over he tramway by a big dynamo on the hillside. o ? o ? o I HIT A ROD MAN BUYS JUNEAU REAL ESTATE John Hansen, a mining man from he Iditarod, was among the passen gers leaving port this morning on the Northwestern for the South. Mr. Han sen stopped over several days in Ju leau and was very favorably impress ed with the outlook here. During his stay he purchased two lots in the ^hattuck addition. Mr. Hansen intends returning here soon and will then build houses on his ots which he will sell on the install ment plan. o ? o ? o BARTENDERS' NOTICE. There will be a regular meeting of Bartenders' Union, No. 869, B. 1. L. jf A., at the Alaska Miners' Union Hall, Douglas, Tuesday evening, July 1 5th. All members and applicants for membership are requested to be pres ent. C. A. GRAY, President. M2-2t. OMER PATTEN, Secretary. o? o ? o PASSENGERS LEAVING ON THE STEAMER ALAMEDA The following passengers are book id to leave here on the steamship Al imeda leaving here for the South on Fulv 1(5. Mrs. H. A. F. Schoeder, Miss [,ula Tilely, Miss Lillian Skattaboe. Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Wherry. o ? o ? o WILLIAM BRITT HEADS ALASKA PHARMACISTS William Britt. of Juneau, was elect ed president of the Alaska board of aharmacv today. W. H. Casewell, of ^'aldez, who arrived on the North western this morning, was chosen | ncepresident and Floyd E. Ryus, sec- i retary and treasurer. o ? o ? o The Lovera Monarch Is the popu lar W* ! O O o 1 Typewriters for rent. ? W. H. CA8E Bulgarians Are In full Retreat ATHENS, July 11. ? The Greeks at tacked the mountain passes toward Strumltza, and were successful in driv ing the Bulgarians before them through the defiles of the mountains At the war office it is said that the whole Greek army is advancing stead ily, and that the Bulgarian armies ori the front arc everywhere in retreat. The (Ireek and Servian armies are act inn along a single plan of campaign that contemplates the expulsion of the Bulgarians from Macedonia if it shall prove successful Tariff Bill Expected In Senate Yesterday WASHINGTON. July 11.?' The Sen ate finance committee is expected to report the amended tariff bill to t lie Senate today. When it shall have been presented it will have the right of way, and will l>e made the unfin ished business. It is hoped that the debate will not continue longer than three weeks, and that a vote may be reached early in August PLACER STRIKE ON MATANUSKA -o-o KNIK, June 21. ? There is a placer strike up the Matanuska about 100 miles, and there has been quite a stam pede this spring and summer. There are about 40 men in the district. Lat est reports are to the effect that some j of the miners are taking out from $10 to $20 a day to the man. It is quite a large district and may turn out all right. Mr. Halls and Charles Mcllen rv are the discoverers. Hall has been going to Boulder creek for several years. WHEAT CROP WILL BE VERY LARGE ? o-o ? WASHINGTON, July 11.? The Ag ricultural Department estimates that the winter wheat crop for the year 1M13 will be 583,000,000 bushels and the total wheat crop at 701,000,000 bushels, or an increase orer last year of 80,000,000 bushels. This is within 47,000,000 bushels of the bump er 1901 crop, and, if the estimates shall be realized, the third time in 20 years that the 700,000,000 bushel poin will have been exceeded. The corn crop will be nearly as heavy as it was last year. o ? o ? o Clark Names Mulhall Investigator ? o-o ? WASHINGTON, July 11.? Speaker Champ Clark has named kepresenta tive F. J. Garrett, of Tennessee, to be I chairman of the committee that will investigate the Mulhall lobby charges in behalf of the House of Kepresenta- i tives. The committee will consist of seven members. o ? o ? o NEW ENGLAND R. R. SEVERELY ARRAIGNED WASHINGTON, July 11. ? The fi nancial operations of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railway by which it has gained the control of the allied New Kngland railways is con demned in immeasurable terms in a report by- the Interstate Commerce Commission. o ? o ? o FIVE SOLDIERS ARE ' BURNED TO DEATH SAN FRANCISCO, July 11. ? Five soldiers were burned to death fight ing the fires at Mount Tamalpais yes terday. o ? o ? o TWO AMERICANS KILLED BY MEXICAN REBELS ? o-o? EAGLES PASS, Tex., July 11. ? Henry Burton Montclaire and anoth er American were killed by drunk en Rebel soldiers at Santa Rosilla Mexico. ALBERT A. OFFICIALS ACCUSED OF CRIME ? o-o ? CALGARY, Alta., July 11.? Eight officials of the Alberta provincial gov ernment connected with the land of fice were arrested yesterday following the discovery of the disappearance of large sums of money that has been J embezzled over a period of seven years. o ? o ? o Jim Esteg was a passenger on board the launch M. R. P. which left port at. 8 o'clock this morning bound for Tenakee Hot Springs. GOVERNMENT MAY PROSECUTE LAMAR WASHINGTON. July 11 The Unit ed States District Attorney Snowden. of New York, and the United States Marshal's office in New York City been directed to investigate as to whether or not any criminal statute of the Unitd States has been violated by David Lamar, the Wall street brok er, who has admitted that he imper sonated Representatives in Congress in telephone conversations with law yers, bankers railroad men and oth ers in connection with pending legisla tion and other matters concerning the action and probable action of Con gress. REICHSTAG ADOPTS KAISER'S ARMY PLANS BKRLIN, July 1" ? Kmperor Will iam's Army bill went through the Reichstag just as it was originally in troduced. including the clause provid ing for six new cavalry regiments which was stricken out in committee. It increases the peace strength by ap proximately 4.000 officers, 15.000 non commissioned officers and 117,000 pri vat< s, bringing the total of the per manent force up to nearly 870,ooo men. MILLION DOLLAR GIFTS HAD BECOME CUSTOM NKW YOHK. July 11. ? "I send each of you my usual Christinas present of $1,000,000." wrote Darius Ogden Keid, to his daughter, Mrs Whitelaw Keid, and his son, Ogden Mills, a few days before his death in 1 !?<?!?. The letter containing this phrase was cited yes terday in the estimates of the repre sentatives of the State Comptroller, as bearing materially on the taxable value of the estate of Mr. Mills. Gifts made in contemplation of death do not escape appraisal by the transfer tax officials. Assuming that the gifts were "usual" the appraisers figure the net value of the estate at about $35, 000,000; a tentative gross value at this time $.16,800,000. The question of taxing this $2,000, 000 Christmas gift was considered for some time by the appraisers but the fact was established that Mills did not expect death and he referred to the gift as "usual" so it was decided not to be a "gift in expectancy of death." o ? o- -o CANNON READS THEN CUSSES CHICAGO, July 10. ? John Morey, who returned today from Rockford, 111., where he was with "Uncle Joe" Cannon, when he received news of the Mulhall charges. He tells the story: "I know a lot of this stuff to be damned lies," said Cannon. "If Mr. Mulhall has been doing for ten years at Washington the contemptible work which he now says he has been doing, 1 wouldn't believe him any quicker than I would any other ordinary black mailer. I may have something more definite to say after I have read the whole story." WICKERSHAM IS STILL FIGHTING FOR BILL WASHINGTON. July 11. ? The House committee on Territories has begun holding regular hearings on the Alaska railroad bill. Delegate Wick ersham has occupied most of the time since the beginning of the hearings, presenting the main argument in be half of the bill.