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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
f t VOL. III., NO. S38. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, DEC. 19, 1913. . PRICE, TEN CENTS WILSON'S CURRENCY BILL TO PASS SENATE TONIGHT Champ Clark Nits Back At "Calamity howlings" WASHINGTON. Doc. 19. ? Speaker Champ Clark left the chair today to reply to what he characterized the "calmity howling" of James K Mann, the Republican floor leader in the Na tional House of Representatives. The Speaker declared that there are two men in the United States whom he never talked to but always ques tioned. "I make them talk to me,"; he said. "Thev are James J. Hill, the 'Em i pire Builder. ' ami Or. John X. John- 1 son. of Kansas City, a Baptist preach er who has had sense enough to accu mulate $4,000,000 and to keep it. Mr. Hill told me that there will be no pan ic, and Dr. Johnson says the currency bill, which at this moment is riding to its final victory in the Senate, will prevent all the money of the country from drifting to New York." The Speaker said that good times are just ahead of the American peo ple and that when they come they will come to remain because the country is being put on a natural basis ? one that is economically sound. GREAT EXCITING FEATURE. IN 2 REELS AT GRAND TONIGHT. ? o-o ? "The Dead Pays," the most won derful production of battles -between the North and South ? it's very touch ing. This picture has been shown Out side for 50 cents, here we give you this production for 25c. We don't give prizes away, but we give you the goods. We don't boast unless we have the goods. Don't forget tonight is your last chance to see this program ? with a "Gaumont Weekly," and a laughable comedy at the Grand. Also remember, tomorrow's matinee 1 at 2 p. m. STUDENTS WRESTLING WITH EXAMINATIONS ? o-o ? The students of Juneau's public schools are wrestling with their mid year examinations. The examina tions began yesterday and are still in progress. o ? o ? o DR. SUGDEN BEGINS EXHIBITING PICTURES ? o-o ? Dr. L S. Sugden, a Whitehorse pio neer and organizers of the Klondike Film company, has begun the exhibi tion of the motion pictures he has >??(?! tile Northern interior. His first performance was at Whitehorse i Wednesday. Tomorrow night he will show at Skagway. and later he will mak?? a tour of the country. o ? o ? o S.S. JEFFERSON COMING WITH BIG CARGO The Jefferson was at Ketchikan at two o'clock this morning and is ex pected to arrive at the Island' at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow morning, and at Ju neau 5 or 8 o'clock. The Je?ierson's cargo consists of 207 tons of merchandise for Juneau, 50 tons for Douglas, 40 tons for Sheep ' creek and 14 tons for Treadwell. She has a large Juneau passenger list. ? o O O LEAVING ON GEORGIA. ? O-O ? The Georgia sailed for Sitka and J wayports at an early hour this morn ing taking the following passengers from Juneau: for Sitka? G. M. Mc Donald, Nick Bolshanin, John Doney. LADIES' COAT AND SUIT SALE 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. Men's ready-to-wear suits and over coats, correct styles at Chicago prices. H. S. Graves, 133 Front St. 12-18-5t. o ? o ? o Attorney W. S. Bayless, of the firm of Shackleford & Bayless, accompan ied by Mrs. Bayless, is coming home on the JefTerson which should arrive in Juneau Saturday. KENSINGTON CAMP BUILDING BURNS One of the buildings, the boarding house, at the mine camp at Kensing ton burned down at Thursday morning making it obligatory for the crews to seek shelter elsewhere. There were approximately forty persons housed and frd in the camp that was destroy ed and some of them did not have time to save their blankets. The working force was divided into three crews, two of which took passage on the Georgia arriving here last night, the other crew took up Quarters in the lower camp about half a mile down the mountainside until such time that the destroyed building can be replaced, and work is continued with the lim ited forme. Superintendent B. B. Neiding came to Juneau with the men but will go back on the first boat. The fire started in the dry room but its origin is as yet unknown. The fire had gained such headway before dis covery that there was but little oppor tunity to save anthing. The Kensington crosscut tunnel has been progressing in a very encour aging way and additional men were sent up to work, but came back on ac count of the fire. It is the intention to install a diamond drill up there soon for the purpose of blocking out the ore bodies on both the Eureka and Kensington lodes. # n ? n ? n NEW COMPRESSOR TO OPERATE NEXT WEEK It is expected that the big new Nord- j berg compressor that has recently been installed at Perseverance will be in working order some time next week. With the increased capacity which this splendid new machine will provide it is expected to put on additional drills and an increased working force num- j bering approximately 150 men. FIRST STORY WALLS ARE NOW COMPLETED ? o ? o ? ? The big concrete walls which form the basement and first story of the ad ministration buildings of the Alaska Juneau Gold Mining company, are now completed and will be allowed to sea son for a time before the frame super structure is begun. It is expected, however, to continue work on the building even though weather con ditions are not favorable. TACOMA MERCHANTS MAY LOCATE IN JUNEAU ? O-Q ? Greenbaum and Epstein, who have a large stock of women's wearing appar el on sale at the sample room of the Cain Hotel, are so well pleased with Juneau and its outlook that they are considering establishing a store here, and have already made inquiries as to a permanent location. Mr. Green baum ,of the firm, is a mer chant of Tacoma, where he has a dry goods store on C. street. He says that he found after the season opened that his Tacoma store was over-stocked, and be brought the surplus goods to Juneau. He likes Juneau and has great confidence in its future possibil ities. o ? o ? o MARINE NOTES i :\ The Jefferson was at Ketchikan at two o'clock this morning and expects to be at the Island at one o'clock to morrow morning, which would bring her to Juneau about six o'clock tomor row morning. The Al-Ki, now on the way North, will take mail from Juneau to Sitka. She will sail from Juneau Southbound December 24. The Georgia left for Sitka this morn ing at four o'clock. The Alameda should arrive from the Westward early next week. The Princess May is scheduled to sail from Vancouver tomorrow and should arrive in Juneau next Tuesday. O ? 0 ? o Huyler's candies, fresh from the fac tory, specially made for the Xmas trade at Nelson's. 12-13tf o ? o ? o E. G. Wetzler came down from Skag way on the Georgia last night. Nicely furnished room to let, with bath, two minutes from business dis trict. 123 Gold st. 12-18-tf. ODD FELLOWS HAVE BIG TIME One of the greatest social events in Odd Fellowship among the people of that order in Clastineau channel towns occurred last night night in Odd Fel lows' hall Juneau. The occassion was a joint social session of Silver Bow Lodge No. 2, of Juneau, Alaska Lodge No. 1, of Douglas, and the Kebecca lodges of both Douglas and Juneau. It was a very elaborate affair given in honor of liev. L. F. Jones, Past No ble Grand. At the conclusion of a very enjoyable musical program sub stantial tokens of brotherly affection and appreciation were tendered the distinguished officer of the order by both lodges. Mayor C. VV. Carter presided during the social session and made the open ing address speaking felicitously of the work of Past Noble Grand Jones ! and of his relations with the lodges. A j beautiful token was presented to Mr. | Jones by Alaska Lodge, consisting of a picture of the members of both j lodges with Grand Master N. K. Stal- j ey of the jurisdiction of Washington in the forground. The picture was fram- : ed in gilt. Silver Bow Lodge tendered a beautiful set of silver souvenir spoons bearing the emblems of the or der. Mr. Kilburn made the presentation for Alaska Lodge and Uev. J. H. Oon dit performed the same service for Silver Bow Lodge. The recipient made a very fefeling response to thse addresses and expressd his apprcif tion of the testimonials in well chosen words. In his address he also dwelt at length on the work of the order and told in a very earnest manner ! what the lodges and the work pf the order meant to him. Afterward games were indulged in | and a royal good time was had. An elaborate banquet followed the eve ning's entertainment, at which ap proximately 100 persons were seated, j GREAT BOWLING CONTEST BEGINS HERE TONIGHT ? o? o ? The Root Beer Cubs and the Gas Boat Triplets will bowl on the alleys of the Klks' Club at 8 o'clock tonight. The stake ? a beefsteak dinner? is enough to make each individual do his prettiest. Great interest is cen tered in the coming contest for it will open the bowling season and prob ably pave the way for several local contests. All bowlers are invited to attend. The tourney tonight is to con sist of nine games in a series of three each. The Root Beer Cubs consist of the following renowned bowlers: James E. Barragar, Milt Winn, John King. | The Gas Boat Triplets are: Billie ' Dickinson, Doc Kaser, and Earle Hun ter, all of whom have bowled in all manner of weather and under all sorts of conditions. ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED THEFT OF GAS ENGINE _0^0 Ed Hammond and H. P. Lockhardt were arrested on complaint sworn to by N. B. Fitts, charging them with an attempt to steal an engine from a gas boat which was on the beach at Pt. Bishop, near the Penn-Alaska mining property. They were arrested this morning and brought up to Juneau by Hector McLean, deputy marshal, and their hearing set for tomorrow morn ing, O ? 0 ? o SEATTLE BUSINESS MAN IMPRESSED WITH JUNEAU J. J. Madig&n, one of Seattle's pio- j neer business men, arrived in Juneau on a recent boat and is looking the place over from a business man's view point. He said today that he is very ! favorabliy impressed with Juneau. Af ter a visit to the apparently inexhausti ble mines he thinks the future of the town is as certain as material facts can make any place. o ? o ? o ? Good board and rooms by the day, week or month. Rates reasonable. St. George Houkc, formerly the Simpson hospital. 10-3-tf o ? o ? o I have a stock of suits and over coats selling at $15.00 ? special value ? until Christmas. H. S. Graves, 133 Front St. 12-18-5t. o ? o ? o Dr. L. S. Keller, of Skagway, will sail from Seattle on the Northwestern tonight for his home. He has com pleted an extensive trip throughout the Middle West and Pacific Coast. n ? n ? o Frank R. Cook, foreman at the Ken sington, mine, arrived in .Juneau on the Georgia last night. Wilson Roach, bookkeeper with the First National Bank, is laid up at his home with a severe cold. LISTER PARDONS CW.WAPPENSTEIN ? o? o ? ? OLYMPIA, Gov. Ernest Lister this , morning issued a pardon to Charles W. Wappenstein, formerly chief of police of Seattle, who was serving a sentence in the State penitentiary at i Walla Walla to which he was Ben- : tenced npon a conviction for accept- 1 ing bribes while in office. The par- ! don is a conditional one and provides that Wappenstein cannot live in Seat tle but on a farm near that city. o ? o ? o DOG SUIT CONTINUED. ? o-o ? The replevin suit of Wm. F. Mer chant against H. E. Weikert came up in the Commissioner's court this morn ing but was continued over until to- ! morrow to allow the procuring of ev idence. The actfop involves right of possession to one certain white dog with brown spots answering to the name of "Bob," for the plaintiff, and to the name of "Prince," for defend- 1 ant. It is alleged thaj the dog is un- i lawfully held by defendant through ' persusion, force and coercion. The defense has answered with a general denial of all the allegations ! in the complaint. Judge Grover C. Winn represents, the plaintiff and Judge H. B. LeFevre represents the defense. ALASKAN HOTEL ARRIVALS. ?o-o? The following arrivals are registered ! at the Alaskan Hotel: I. Schoenfeldt, E. M. Johnson, A. Connors, Gene Addington, Seattle; Jo seph Edwards and wife, C. J. Alexan der, Hoonah; A. C. Laird, W. E. Doyle, ; Nome; C. It Kirk, F. R. Cook, Kensing ton; A. C. Carrigan, John McDaniels, C. Kingston, William Kingston, Jual in; Charles Nagin, Joseph Hanna, Dawson; Homer Messier, Chisana; E. G. Anderson, Haines; Axel Peterson, Alget Fehman, San Francisco. o?o ? o CHRISTMAS TREE DANCE. ? o? o ? Lady's prize given on 25 cent ad mission ticket can be seen in Racket Store window. Children's prize on , j 1 25 cent admission ticket can be seen i in Alaska Supply Co.'s window. On gentlemen's admission ticket of $ 1 the | prize is as yet a secret, but if prop- ' erlv followed the rest of your days she will afford you much pleasure and a good living. She is certanily a work er. Bring the children to shake hands ; with Santa Claus and get a bag of ^ candy. By Rogers' Dancing School in , Elks' hall, Christmas Eve. o ? o ? o "SHAUGRAUN" AT ORPHEUM. ? "-o ? j] The large audience at the Orpheum last night was entirely satisfied with ( the production of the "Shaugraun," the wonderfully rich Irish drama which has been featured in all the principal cities of the country on the legitimate stage. The adaption for the movies has been well done and the actors taking part are all good. The same show will be repeated to- ; nigh.t o ? o ? o CALLAHAM FILES SUIT. A. B. Callaham has filed suit against Richard Dorwaldt and A. A. Mitchell for a partition of the townsite real estate that is alleged to belong to them ! in common, or in event that the court deems this unwise to order a sale of the same and a division of the pro ceeds. The property involved was government land April 13, 1913, and entered by the parties at interest at that time for townsite purposes. It is now within practicaly the town lim its, between Gastineau avenue and Front street. THANES ON WAY HOME. B. L. Thane and Mrs. Thane are aboard the Jefferson enroute home af ter an absence of several weeks in California. The trip was made large- j ly for the benefit of Mr. Thane's health and advices received state that he has been very much improved. While in Sah Francisco General Man ager Thane held a conference with Col. D. C. Jackling on matters per taining to the great work the Alaska C.astineau Mining company is doing here. o? o ? o Jack Trompen and Mrs. Trompen are coming home on the Jefferson. ; They went South a short time ago to ! get special treatment for Mr. Tromp en. Carl F. Faulk, well known fox farmer j of Carcross, is a Northbound passen ger on the Jefferson. Mrs. W. E. Mulhollan is a passen ger aboard the Jefferson enroute to Juneau. PRESIDENT SIGNS HETCH-HETCHY BILL WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.? President Woodrow Wilson today signed the Hetch-Hetchy bil lproviding for the nee of the Hetch-Hetchy water supply from the Yosemite valley for uses by San Francisco, Stockton and other cities and for irrigation purposes. The bill has been the subject of a long and bitter controversy among Califor nians. The section of the Yosemite valley that will be flooded is one of the most beautiful parts of the world's famous beauty spots. PRESIDENTWILL TAKE THREE WEEKS' VACATION WASHINGTOnTi^c. 19? President Woodrow Wilson will take a three weeks' vacation as soon as he signs the currency bill that will probably pass the Senate today, List of Dinner Guests. The guests at the President's Cabi net dinner last night, in addition to the members of the Cabinet and their wives, were Vice-President Thomas R. Marshall, Mayor-Elect John Purroy Mitchell, of New York; William F. Mc Combs, chairman of the Democratic National committee; President Harry A. Garfield, of Williams College; Prof. Fine, of Princeton; Mrs. Ralph Pu litzer, of New York, and several trus tees of Princeton. ? o -o ? Mrs. Pulitzer Has Juneau Relative. Mrs. Ralph Pulitzer, who was among the President's guests yesterday eve ning at the Cabinet dinner, is a daugh ter of Dr. Seward Webb, uncle of Fran cis P. Webb, of Juneau, hence she is a cousin of the latter. Mrs. Pulitzer's husband is son of the late Joseph Pu litzer, for 31 years before his death owner of the New York World, and her mother is a member of the Van derbildt family. SECRETARIES HIT ARMY AND NAVY OFFICERS WASHINGTON, Dec. 19.? Secretary of War Lindley M. Garrison and Sec retary of the Navy Josephus Daniels have completed their reports on the satires on the administration Philip pine policy that characterized the Car abao dinner. The reports contain de finite recommendations, but whether they will lead to a simple reprimand or court martial has not been disclosed. SKAGWAY SHOP MEN RETURN TO WORK ? -o-o ? The White Pass and Yukon route shops' employees, who were let out at the time it was decided to close the shops for the winter and who im mediately secured employment at Cor dova with the Copper River & North western railroad, have returned to Skagway and gone to work for the White Pass. They came back when the company reconsidered the deter mination to close the shops. o ? o ? o AUTO SERVICE FROM COAST TO INTERIOR ? ? o ? o Robert Sheldon, who made the first trip .vith an automobile fron- Fair banks to Valdez, declared to the Val dez Prospector that he expected to es tablish a regular auto service by next summer, covering the distance in two days running time, as against the pres ent seven days' schedule of the win ter stage. Mr. Sheldon says that cars with wider clearance for the stumps and rocks will have to be built. Since the average mail service from Seattle to Fairbanks requires 20 days as against 7 to 10 via the proposed automobile line, the latter will prove a great boon to the interior residents. u ? u ? u Mrs. Harry F. Morton is returning on the Al-Ki which will be due to arrive in Juneau Sunday. Mark H. Sabin is returning to Ju neau on the Al-Ki after a short visit in the States. Mrs. Joseph Edwards of Hoonah will be a Southbound passenger on the Jefferson for the States. A. Van Marven, Juneau representa tive of the West Coast Grocery com pany of Tacoma, will be a Southbound passenger on the Jefferson. Phil Chard has engaged passage on the Jefferson sailing for the South to morrow. Miss Gertrude Storer will go South for the Christmas holidays and has engaged passage on the Jefferson. L. K. Kennedy, manager of the Jualin mines arrived in Juneau last night from Jualin. H. R. Plate, who recently took a bond on the Auk Bay group, lode min ing claims, has engaged passage on the Jefferson. Friends of Currency Bill Are in Pull Control REBEL PROTECTION EOR FOREIGNERS ? o-o ? CHIHUAHUA, Alex., Dec. 19.? Gen. Villa announced last night at the State palace that the Constitutionalists will guarantee the rights of all for eigners and Mexicans in this city and within the territory controlled by the Constitutionalist army who give no support to Huerta and his government. COAL INVESTIGATION CAUGHT STANDARD OIL NEW YORK, Dec. 19? The late H. H. Rogers, John D. Rockefeller and others were caught in the sale of stock of the Cook Inlet Coal Fields. The ! company, the government charges, i built the uninhabited town of Homer, ! in Alaska, that pictures might be tak i en for the prospectus upon which stock : was sold. Then the town was disman ; tied. Twenty-one claims have been ! cancelled because of fraud. OLDEST FREEMASON DIES IN OLD DOMINION LYNCHBURG, Va? Dec. 19 ? George E. Johnson, aged 95 years, the oldest member of the .Masonic lodge in the j United States died here yesterday. He i had been a Mason for 73 years. TAFT'S SON BECOMES PRACTICING LAWYER ? o-o ? COLUMBUS, O.. Dec. 19? Robert A. Taft, son of former President Wm. H. Taft, took the oath as a practicing lawyer before the Ohio supreme court yesterday. DEERING GIVES $12,000,000 ESTATE TO RELATIVES CHICAGO, Dec. 19? The will of the late William Deering, the harvester machinery manufacturing man, leaves one-third of his estate to each of his sons ? James and Charles. One-third < ; is left to his five grand-children. The estate is worth $12,000,000. NEW YORK AEROPLANE MEN HONOR WRIGHT NEW YORK, Dec. 18. ? In commemo ration of the first flight of a heavier than air machine propelled by arti ficial power, Orville Wright was given , I a reception last night by the Aero Club of America. It was ten years ago that Wilbur Wright and Orville Wright made their first flight in an aeroplane at Kittyhawk, N. C. In that first flight that was to create a new indus ; try, and which enthusiasts believe will ; revolutionize methods of travel and j transportation, Wilbur Wright re i mained in the air just 59 seconds JACK JOHNSON CANNOT FIGHT IN FRANCE ? o~o? ? PARIS, Dec. 19. ? Jack Johnson has 1 been barred by the "Society for the i | Propogation of English Boxing" in ! France from participating in fights in ' France. The French boxing authori ties look upon the coming flight be Itween Sam Langford and Joe Jean nette, to take place January 26th. as for the championship of the world. NEVADA EPISCOPAL BISHOP PASSES AWAY ? o-o ? NEW YORK, Dec. 19? The Right Rev. Henry Douglas Robinson, Epis copal Bishop of Nevada, died here last night. BURGLAR INSURANCE RATES ARE ADVANCED ? (Ml ? NEW YORK, Dec. 19. ? A sweeping advance in the rates for burglar in surance has been announced by the board companies. NETHERLANDS AGREES BRYAN'S PEACE PLANS . WASHINGTON ,Dec. 19 ?The Unit ed States and The Netherlands yes terday signed a treaty embodying the peace plans of Secretary of State William J. Bryan. BANDITS HOLeTuP SAN FRANCISCO CLUB SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 19. ? Two masked men held up the Railroad Men's Club and secured $1100 from nine members who were in the club at the time of the robbery last night. ; Washington, Dec. 19. ? Unless unforseen obstacles are encoun tered the administration currency bill will pass the Senate tonight. The final stages of the considera tion of the measure are going smoothly, and its friends have a safe majority. ? o? o ? Democrats Defeat All Amendments. WASHINGTON. Dec. 19.? With the debate limited by the agreement pre viously made and with a free working majority, the Senate Democrats in charge of the administration currency bill yesterday mowed down the var ious amendments to the bill offered from the floor with clock like regular ity. One after the other every amend ment to the bill as it came from the committee was defeated and when the session closed the bill was ready to be put on its final passage ju^t a- it had been agreed upon by the Demo cratic caucus and as reported from the committee on currency atid banking. Senator Robert L. Ownen. the hand some and eloquent member of the Os age tribe of Indians, who with Sena tor T. P. (Jore represents Oklahoma iu the "greatest lawmaking body in the world," was in supreme command. His skill and ability in debate and his knowledge of parliamentary law were the admiration of the spectators who crowded the galleries. NEW YORK HANKS WILL JOIN SYSTEM ? o~o ? - NEW YORK, Dec. 19.? As regards entering the new currency system it is generaly taken for granted that the big national banks iu New York will not take out State charters, and if the big banks elect to become mem bers of new federal reserve banking system, the smaller institutions will undoubtedly follow suit. Friends of lames B. Forgan. of Chicago, who say they "know him." are quite confident that he will insist upon his board of directors approving his plan to con vert the First National of Chicauo in to a State bank. STRIKE BREAKER SHOOTS THREE UNION MEN INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Dec. 19. Three striking teamsters were shot and wounded today by Benjamin Ang el, a non-union driver whose team they sought to stop. o ? o ? o WOOD TO COMMAND DEPARTMENT OF EAST ? o? o ? WASHINGTON. Deo. 19? Secretary of War Lindley M. Garrison announc ed today that Maj-Gen. Leonard Wood will be assigned to the command of the Department of the East April 1st. upon his retirement from the head of the army. CANNUCKS ?WANT TO BUILD ROAD IN MAINE BOSTON, Dec. 19 ?The Quebec rail road has petitioned the Maine railroad commission for the right to build an electric railroad across northern Maine between St. John and Quebec. COMPETITION REDUCES BATTLESHIP COST ? o-o ? WASHINGTON, Dec. 19? Secretary of Navy Josephus Daniels claims to have saved $750,000 on the construc tion of the battleship Pensnylvania by securing independent bids. o ? o ? (1 BAY STATE COMPANIES PAY BIG TAXES BOSTON. Dec. 19.? In 1904. the first year that the business corporation act of Massachusetts went into effect, the State received $1,500,000 in taxes from corporations; this year the receipts were $3,800,000. LOCAL DISTR BUTTON ADDS TO LIVING COST NEW YORKfoec^.? Food distri bution from terminal markets in New York to the consumer makes up 39% of the total retail cost, says report of Bureau of Food Supply. o - 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.