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_ _____ _ __ . , ? -?-J VOL. III.. NO. 885. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, DEC. 16, 1913. PRICE, TEN CENTS OFFICERS OF ARMY AND NAVY INCENSE PRESIDENT Normal Conditions Are Restored at Tampico ? o-o WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. ? Hoar Admiral Fletcher has cabled to the government that business at Taiupico aud vicinity has resumed normal con ditions. The Constitutionalists have aban doned the attack ou the city aud its fortifications. It is not believed that another attack is likely for some time. Foreigners Leaving Chihuahua. EL I'ASo, Tex., Dec. 16. ? Two hun dred foreigners including tin Ameri cans. arrived here yesterday and to day from Chihuahua. ? o-o ? Constitutionalists To Repair Railroad. EL PASO, Tex., Dec. 15. ? With the assurance of (Jeneral 1'anche Villa, the Constitutionalist leader w hose forces I now hold Juarez that the property and lives of their employees would be ful- 1 ly protected, the otticials of the Mexi co Northwestern Railway announce that an attempt will be made to re build the line from Juarez to Cusihui riachic, 50 miles from Chihuahua, and establish communication with Chihua hua, if possible. It is estimated that the work of repairing the large num ber of bridges and culverts which have L< en destroyed will take about three weeks. It is hoped to compb-te the entire work of reconstruction in a month. ? o-o ? Mexican Congress Adjourns. MEXICO CITY. Dec. 16.? The Mex ican Congress adjourned last night until April 2d. JUNEAU CHAPTER STARTS OEE WELL I^iist night, December 15, 1913, will j be remembered in the Northern world of Masonry, foi the first female oTanch of the onler to be known in the Cap- 1 ital City of the great Territory of Al aska came into being at that time, in the Masonic hall of the Odd Fellows' building. Juneau Chapter, No. 7, Or der of the Eastern Star, was launched in a blaze of glory under the guidance of John Orchard, Past Grand Patron of Texas, and Mrs. Smith. Worthy Ma tron of Douglas Chapter, who acted as Grand Marshal for the occasion. It was one of the most notable , events in the history of fraternalism in the Northland. A banquet followed the ceremonies perfecting the chapter, at which sixty-two persons were seat ed. The room was beautifully decor ated with evergreen and cut flowers, violets, chrysanemums, lilies and car nations prevailing. The ladies were beautifully gowned and many of the ; men wore evening clothes. One of the most pleasing events was the J splendid address by Worthy Matron Smith of Douglas Chapter. Juneau Chapter starts off strong. The 1 officers elected and installed are as follows: Worthy Matron ? Mrs. Lina M. Hyde. Worthy Patron? W. W. Casey. Associate Matron? Mrs. Alice Case. Conductress ? Mrs. E. D. Vaut. Associate Conductress ? Mrs. Laura Goldstein. Secretary ? Miss Oro Morgan. Treasurer ? Mrs. Camelia Goldstein. Five Points of Star? Miss Ruth F. Anderson. Miss Harriet Case, Miss Wilson, Mrs. H. T. Tripp, Mrs. Bren nan. Organist ? Mrs. Fred Cliff. Chaplain ? Mrs. Emily Raymond. .Marshal ? Mrs. H. H. Post. Warden ? Mrs. DeLong. Sentinel ? Charles Naghel. GREAT DOINGS^ WITH PIONEERS TONIGHT -o-o? There will be great doings among the sourdoughs tonight. Igloo No. 6, Pioneers of Alaska, will meet for the election and installation of officers for the ensuing term after which there will be a great social session. Pre parations are being made for a big crowd. This meeting is for members only and not for the families of Pio neer, as was published through an er ror. It is planned, however, to have a session later to which the families of Pioneers will be invited. The Juneau Igloo now has a membership of over two hundred and new ones are coming in all the time. o ? o ? o The Pioneer Baths and Barber Shop will remain open until 9:30 payday nights and the night following for the accommodation of miners. 12-ll-6t FRANK A. BROWN, Propr. EARTHQUAKE SNAKES JAPANESE CITIES ? o? o ? TOKYO, Dec. 16. ? The most severe earthquake in years occurred here yesterday. It was felt over an exten sive area. Houses in Tokyo and Yoko hama rocked violently, and the people I have become greatly alarmed. o ? o ? o ALASKA COFFEE CO. OPENS STORE HERE In the past few months several bus iness houses specializing in trade have been established in Juneau. One of these, most recently founded in Ju neau, is the Alaska Coffee Company, j (* L. Paulson connected with a large j Tacoma house, and R. V. Elmendorf are the controlling factors in the new business enterprise. They have estab lished their store on Gold street at the corner of Third, and are going after the trade. They deal exclusively in coffees, teas, spices, etc., and are prepared to deliver promptly. -o ? o ? o SiMPKINS RETIRES WITH PRAISE OF SUPERIOR George H. Simpkins, who has been in i he customs service since 1904, has resigned in order to give his entire at tention to private business with which he has recently become identified. His place is being temporarily filled by Ed win R. Stivers, who is identified with the service at St. Michael. Collector John R. Willis said this morning that i the service had lost one of its best men ! through the retiring of Mr. Simpkins. j He was an all-round man, capable of j doing any work connected with the service. INSPECTOR T. E. KELL IS TRANSFERRED Thomas E. Kell, United States in spector of hulls and boilers has been transferred from the Juneau district to the St. Michael district and took passage with his family for the South on the Spokane yesterday. The other member of the board here, Capt. G. H. Whitney, states that no one has as yet been named to succeed Mr. Kell. The members of the St. Michael board of inspectors spend their winters in San Francisco and accordingly Mr . Kell will report there immediately. THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SECURES- ORPHEUM The Orpheum theatre has been re served for the pupils of Juneau's pub lic schools for Tuesday afternoon, De cember 23 for a performance under the direction of the student body and fac- ' ulty. o ? o ? o LADIES' COAT AND SUIT SALE ? o-o ? - Sale commences Wednesday, De cember 17 and ends Saturday Decem ber 20. The stock consists of Wooltex and Marshall Field makes, and are all 1913 models. During the sale these goods will not be sent out on approval and no allowance will be made for alter ations. Regular credit cutsomers can have goods charged. All goods marked in plain figures about as follows: $15 garments, now $ 8.60 to $ 9.90. $25 garments, now $15.90 to $16.90. $30 garments, now $16.85 to $18.60. Come in and look them over. B. M. BEHRENDS CO., Inc. 12-16-tf. o ? o ? o INVITATIONS BEING ISSUED FOR NEW YEAR'S EVE BALL ? o-o- - Invitations are being issued for the New Year's Eve ball to be given by the Ladies' Guild of Trinty Episcopal church at Elks' hall. The music will be furnished by the Treadwell Club orchestra. A late ferry will be run to Douglas, Treadwell and Sheep creek after the dance. o ? o ? o STORK VISITS TARR HOME. The stork made a recent visit to the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Tan on Fourth street near Gold street and left a fine, bouncing boy. The mother and new arrival have been under the care of Dr. L. O. Sloane, and they are ; doing finely. o ? o ? o AL-KI TO MAKE SITKA. ? o-o ? The Al-Ki, according to Agent Al len Shattuck, will make Sitka on this next trip, calling at Juneau both go , ing and coming. STRINGENT RULES AGAINST BAD ONES WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.? One new provision in the new immigration bill that was reported to the House of Rep resentatives yesterday is that provid ing for the deportation of any alien who at any time within three years after entry shall be found in the Unit ed Slate advocating or teaching the unlawful destruction of property or ad vocating or teaching the overthrow of organized government or the assas sination of any public oflicial. STEFANSSON'S OWN STORY OF ARCTIC CONDITION Writing for the Seattle Post-Intelli gencer, the New York Times, and oth er newspapers, from Point Barrow, under date of October 30, Stefansson gives a detailed accout of ice condi tions surrounding the Arctic fleet of exploring and whaling craft. It agrees, in the main, with the state ment of Olaf Swenson, part owner of the Belvidere, who was in Juneau on the Northwestern, which was given in The Empire yesterday. Stefansson's statement was sent by wire from Can dle under date of December 5th. In part, it follows: "This has been a most extraordinary icy year in the regions east of Point Barrow. Of the eight vessels that came to Point Barrow this summer (he United States revenue cutter Bear, which was beset for some time in the gathering ice, managed to escape and returned to the South. The gasoline 1 boat Alaska of our expedition, and our j steam-schooner, the Mary Sachs, are wintering ?afe at Collinson Point, while the steam whaling bark Belvi dere, of the expedition, has apparent ly been placed behind the grounded ice some three miles off shore near the i 141st meridian. "The gasoline schooners Elvira and Polar Bear, as well as the Karluk, went adrift in moving back and the four-masted schooner Transit was wrecked near Cape Smythe. Karluk Drifts with the Ice Fields. "The Karluk, itself heavily beset in the thickening ice, drifted towards the North, past Barrow Point on August 8. On the same day, however, she be came free again, but only to be best again by heavy ice four days later, on August 12, about fifteen miles oft shore in longitude 47. On August 17 she managed to get free of the ice once more and thereafter drifted con tinually with the wind in a direction parallel to the coast. This drift con tinued for days until September 10 On that day she stopped drifting in latitude 70 degrees and 47 minutes and longitude 150 degrees and 7 min utes. "Believing as we did that the ship was fast for the winter in the ice we ! we thereupon, on September 20, left the Karluk, going ashore on a foraging expedition in an attempt to procure a store of fresh meat. This expedition included the following members of our party : Party Sets Off to Get Fresh Meat. "Jenness, a cook; McConnell and [ Wilkins. We took along also two Es- i klmos, with two sleds and twelve dogs ; On September 22, two days later a | strong northeast gale sprang up, ac companied with snow and fog. The vl- j olence of the gale was such that it broke the ice that had gathered. "Believeing as we did that the ship was fast for the winter in the ice, wo carried the Karluk west or whether it freed her, allowing her to make pro gress toward the ast. At all events she should be safe, inasmuch as the wind opened the ice pack, oausing no pressure on the Karluk from that source. Aboard the Karluk are twenty-five persons, including her captain and crew, Capt. Bartlett, Henri Beauchat, Bjarme Mamen, Alister Forbes-Mac Kay, George Malloch, William Laird McKinley, James Murray and five Es kimos. All members of the party aboard are well. Company In No Danger. "The ship's company are in no mate rial danger as a result of the present situation, inasmuch as the Karluk is equipped with a skin boat and with proper gear for getting ashore, if need be, over the ice. "There is no danger; the ship cannot sink suddenly in case she is crushed in by the ice in the course of the winter. From the known drift of the ship Phoe nix, which also was carried off by the ice, and of ice similar to that around the Karluk, it seems likely that if the Karluk was carried off she will return again. "Capt. Bartlett, in command of the Karluk, had instructions from me to land Beauchat, McKinley and Murray some time about Oct. 1, and he will undoubtedly land them if the vessel is Impending State-Wide Strike in Colorado DENVER, /Col., Dec. 16.? Five hun dred delegates of labor unions through out Colorado met here today to consid er the question of calling a State-wide strike in sympathy with the miners. The movement for the sympathetic strike was inaugurated shortly after the departure from Colorado of Secre tary of Labor William B. Wilson, who was unable, despite strenuous efforts, to bring the miners and operators into an agreement. HOUSE OPPOSES AIR MAIL LINES ? oo ? WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. ? The House of Representatives today voted down the bill approved by Postmaster General A. S. Burleson authorizing the Postofflce Department to let con- , tracts for the transportation by aer oplanes. A service by aeroplane had been suggested for remote sections of Alaska. VALDEZ CABLE IS WORKING AGAIN ? o-o ? The break in the United States ca- j Lie line between Sitka and Valdez was repaired last night at 5 o'clock, and telegraphic communication with North ern and Western Alaska has been re- j sumed. The line had been down 10 days, and the cableship Burnside has been working on it for several days. o ? o ? o CITY MAGISTRATE W. T. LUCAS FINES FOUR $40.00 Capt. Martin's men took four per- j sons in custody yesterfiay for disor derly conduct and City Magistrate W. I T. Lucas collected fines aggregating $40 from the persons arrested. UNALASKA COLLECTOR ARRIVES IN JUNEAU ? r> -o ? Nicholas Bolshanin, deputy collector in the customs service and stationed at Unalaska, arrived in Juneau on the last trip of the Northwestern. He was called to his home in Sitka on account 1 of the recent death of his mother. Mr. Bolshanin said that he hardly rec ognized Juneau, the changes of the past few months having been so great. Mr. Bolshaniu bears the distinction of being the only native born Alaskan , in the customs service of the North. He was born in Sitka in 1875. His mother also was bom in Sitka of Rus sian parentage, and his father was j born in Siberia. As a young man Mr. Bolshanin entered the service here in Juneau in 1904. He has since been promoted four times. He started in j as a messenger, and Collector John R. Willis says that he has developed into one of the most valuable men in the service. o ? o ? o CHANGE OF PROGRAM AT THE GRAND TONIGHT. - ? o- o ? The show tonight is a good one, j comprising the following: "A Child of Nature," the Gypsy queen prefers a roaming life to one in a mansion ? Comet. "The I. aw of God," a beautiful tale,: expounding the theory of the inner ; conscienceness ? very strong Western i play, by the American Film Co. One that is always pleasing. "The Repeater," a story of politics. Interesting drama by the Thanhouser , Co. "The Floorwalker's Triumph," a j story of the modern department store. A very interesting comedy. E. W. PETTIT NAMED JURY COMMISSIONER ? o ? o ? Before leaving for the South Judge R. W. Jennings named E. W. Pettit jury commissioner for the First Ju dicial Division. o ? o ? o ALASKAN HOTEL ARRIVALS. I The following arrivals are registered at the Alaskan Hotel: Mrs. Edward Hestness, E. M. John son, A. Connors, Seattle; C. Dalel, Sheep creek. then anywhere near shore. Even if ? this ship should go* on her Polar drift now, however, she is well provisioned for three years, and that, too, without taking into account such game as the members of the party could obtain j for provisions. Could Stretch Provisions. "In that case the store provisions for the ship's company could easily be j stretched to extend over 4 yeare." PRESIDENT WILL REAPPOINT CLEMENTS ? o-o ? WASHINGTON, Dec. 16.? The Pres ident has decided to re-appoint Judson C. Clements as a member of the In terstate Commerce Commission. Cle ments' present term will expire De- 1 cember 31. o ? o ? o RITCHIE AND MURPHY TO FIGHT FRIDAY NIGHT | SAN FRANcisCoT~Dec. 16.? Willie Ritchie and Harlem Tommy Murphy have been rematched to fight here Fri-j day night. o ? o ? o ALBERT WILE AGAIN NAMED POSTMASTER ? O- O ? WASHINGTON, Dec. 16? President i Woodrow Wilson sent the name of Al- ; bert Wile to be postmaster at Iditarod, | Alaska, to the Senate again yester- j day. Mr. Wile's name had been sent to the Senate for this position during the extra session, but it was among the great number that had not been acted upon. MODERN APARTMENT HOUSE IN JUNEAU The remodeled and refurnished Ho gan's Flats offers one of the best res idential apartment houses in all the i North. Since Mr. and Mrs. James Ho gan took the apartments over to run themselves they have rearranged the ; suites and refurnished all the rooms. They are now able to accommodate people with single rooms or suites. These are available for those that sim ply desire to occupy rooms or those who want to keep house. The kitchens have been furnished with new ranges and modern utansils. All the apartments have hot and cold water and baths, and every conven- : ience for housekeeping. All have been refurnished throughout. The place will bear investigation of the closest kind and those desiring comfortable quarters in which to spend the winter will do well to see what Mr. and Mrs. Hogan have to offer. *** SUIT TO SETTLE BOUNDARY LINE ? o-o ? Mrs. Sopha Korhonen has brought suit against August Smith in order to have the court establish the boundary line between adjoining property of plaintiff and defendant. A. B. Calla ham is attorney for plaintiff. o ? o ? o CHAS. WELLS SELLS MINING INTEREST Charles Wells has sold an undivided one-third interest in the Royal, Enter prise, and Apex lode mining claims to the Alaska Juneau Gold Mining com pany. The consideration is named as $3,250.00. The property adjoins the Ebner group of mining claims. RED MAN'S HONOR ON AT THE ORPHEUM Tonight the Orpheum is featuring a great two-reel special, entitled the "Red Man's Honor." This is a film story in natural colors and said to be good. There are also two good com edies scheduled to fill out. FANCY NEEDLEWORK ON SALE THURSDAY Fancy needlework of the Catholic ladies of Juneau will be on sale in the insurance office of H. R. Shepard and Son, Valentine building, Thurs day afternoon. There will also be plenty of "good- j ies" for sale at the same place at that time. o ? o ? o CLARK OUT OF HOSPITAL. ? o-o ? ? J. J. Clark deputy clerk in the office of the clerk of the district court was discharged from St. Ann's hospital to day and is back at work in his old po sition. Military Men Rebuked For Criticizing President TEN DEAD AND MISSING PROM EIRE ? o? o ? CINCINNATI,, Dec. 16? Six men are dead and one fataly injured and a woman and two children are supposed to have perished as the result of a fire last night that destroyed the Salva tion Army home for men. The Iosb is estimated to be $100,000. o ? o ? o FIREMAN AND MOTHER PERISH IN FIRE NEW YORK, Dec. 16.? Thomas J. McManus, a member of the New York fire department, his mother and sister burned to death in a fire last night in the apartment house where they lived. Panama Canal Opened for Vessels ? o-o ? Panama, Dec. 16. ? The Panama Canal is now sufficiently opened throughout its length to permit the passage of medium-sized ves sels from ocean to ocean. o ? o ? o INTERIOR BUSINESS MAN GOING OUT FOR WINTER ? o-o ? Herman Anderson, of the wellknown firm of Anderson Brothers and Nor land, merchants in Fairbanks, Ruby and Iditarod, passed through on the I Northwestern enroute to Seattle to spend the winter. MARSHAL "SASSES" HIS SUPERIOR OFFICER ? o-o ? SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 16.? Called upon by Attorney-General Jas. C. Mc Reynolds to resign United States Mar shal T. C. Elliott today answered by wire that he expected to serve until the end of his term. o ? o ? o ACCUSE SHERIFF OF TRYING TO POISON LOPEZ ? o-o SALT LAKE, Utah, Dec. 16.? That an attempt had been made by the posses that have been beseiging Ralph Lopez at Bingham to poison the no torious outlaw was reported here yesterday. It was said that tempting luncheons impregnated with cyanide of potassium had been left where Lo pez could get them. Sheriff Smith in charge of the beseigers denies the charge. o ? o ? o GOV. M. H. GLYNN URGES PLATFORM FULFILMENT ? o-o ? ALBANY, N. Y., Dec. 16. ? Gov. Mar tin H. Glynn has again appealed indi vidually to the Democratic members of the State Senate and House of Rep resentatives to pass a primary elec tion law in acocrdance with the prom ; ise of the last Democratic platform, j He believes that the party will show | results at the present special session, j o ? o ? o FRANCIS A GARRECHT MAY GET POSITION ? o-o ? SPOKANE, Dec. 16. ? It is believed here that Francis A. Garrecht, of Wal 'a Walla, will probably be appointed United States District Attorney at this place to succeed Oscar Cain, whose resignation was asked for by the At torney-General. Lester P. Edge, of this city, and E. O. Conner, late Dem ocratic nominee for Congressman-at large, are also applicants. All are of the progressive wing of the Democrat ic party. REV. HANS?SCHMIDT WAS AFTER MONEY O ? O 1 1 NEW YORK, Dec. 15.? That Rev. I Hans Schmidt sought to obtain $5,000 , insurance on the life of Miss Anna Aumuller in April last was the testi-j mony of Harold M. Hayes, insurance examiner, at Schmidt's trial for mur der yesterday. MRS. EDDY'?TS0NS SUE FOR BEQUESTS CONCORD, N. H? Dec. 16.? Suits ! to recover the unpaid bequests made in the will of Mrs. Mary Baker G. Ed- i dy, were filed in the federal court by George W. Glover, a son, and Dr. Eb enezer J. Foster Eddy, an adopted son. ! o ? o ? o Huyler's candies, fresh from the fac tory, specially made for the Xmas trade at Nelson's. 12-13tf I ? o a ? WASHINGTON, Dec. 16? President Wood row Wilson has ordered an inves tigation by fie Secretaries of War and the Navy, into the satires on the ad ministration'? Philippine policy which were featured at the annual banquet of the Order of Carabao, an organiza tion of army and navy officers who have served in the Philippines. The President suggested that Secretaries Garrison and Daniels reprimand those officers responsible for the veiled at tacks. - -o? o ? President Withdraws Membership. WASHINGTON, Dec 16 ? President Wilson has withdrawn his recent ac ceptance of an honorary membership , in the Order of Carabao. -o? -o o DR. CONDIT VISITS LYNN CANAL MISSIONS HAINES, Dec. 14. ? Dr. Condit, sup erintendent of missions in Alaska for the Presbyterian church, is in the city having just returned from Kluckwan. i He is inspecting .the missions. SKAGWAY (.AS BOAT WRECKED NEAR HAINES ? o-o ? HAINES, Dec. 14. ? .Mr. Anderson, a resident of Skagway walked into town the afternoon of Dec. 13th. hav ing started from Skagway in a uas boat and was driven to shore where his boat was completely wrecked. The eight days were consumed trying to get to Haines. He was in bad condi tion when he arrived here, his shoes being badly worn and he Was suffer ing with his feet. He had managed to kill enough to eat so he was not suffering from hunger. HAINES DEMOCRATS ORGANIZE THRIVING CLUB ? o~ O ? HAINES. Dec 14.? The Haines Dem ocratic club was organized last week on call of the Juneau Democratic Club. The meeting was called by Steve Ra gan. The following officers were el ected : President ? John W. Combs. Vice-President ? John J. Kennedy Treasurer ? John Fairfield. Secretary ? Steve Ragan. Asst. Secy.? B. E. Benson. The following were elected as the hoard of managers: J. W. Combs. C. W. Hockett. C. V. Woolman, T. R. Sewell and L. F. Ballard. The club meets every Wednesday evening at eight o'clock in the parlors of the Hotel Haines. Debates will be a feature of the club during the winter as well as geenral political business. Visitors are in vited to attend. ENGLISH AND GERMAN AGREEMENT IN THE WAY ? o? o ? WASHINGTON, Dec. 15? The State Department has been advised that the chief obstacle to official participation by Great Britain and Germany in the San Francisco exposition is a definite agreement between the governments of these two countries that they shall not exhibit; also that each would like to free itself from the agreement, but neither cares to take the initiative. Pressure is being brought by Ger man manufacturers on the Berlin gov ernment to open negotiations with Great Britain to secure an agreement that each government shall appropri ate $500,000 for government exhit'ts at San Francisco. o ? o ? o __ CHICAGO'S MAYOR BEGINS FIGHT AGAINST TICKLERS CHICAGO, Dec. 16. ? Mayor Carter H. Harrison started a popular crusade in behalf of meek and long-suffering men today. The Mayor issued an edict against horizontal plumes, airgettes, pompons and other divices which tickle or scratch eyes, ears, noses or other sensitive portions of men who are obliged to be near the bepliuned wo men. If necessary to stop what he consid ers a nuisonce, the Mayor is in favor of an ordinance similar to the one com pelling women to remove their hats in theatres. 0 ? o ? o HINTS TO THE WISE:? It is get ting near to the day when you will fi nally have to make up your mind just what to buy for Christmas and New Year's gifts. The popular fancy runs this year to Parisian Ivory. A splen did assortment of It may be seen at Doran's Drug Store. 12-10-tf.