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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. in., NO. 348. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, JAN. 2, 1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS MORGAN HELPS TO UNTANGLE INTERLOCKING TRUST Thane Urges People to Pay Territorial Tax Believing that all corporations and business firms should pay territorial taxes, despite the opinion of the At- j torney-General that their method of; collection through federal officials is' illegal. B. L. Thane, manager of the Alaska Gastlneau Mining Company, has Issued instructions for his com 1>any to pay vouiantarly the same. 'The Territory of Alaska." said Mr. i Thane, "needs the money and I be^ lieve it the part of every good citizen i to come to its aid. and not take ad vantage of a techinal error as charged' against the legislature by the Attor-. ney-Ceneral of the United States, j Moreover, since, under the opinion given, commissioners who have col lected poll tax. cannot charge a com-; mission on the same. I believe theyj should donate their services already! given, more especially since they re-; ceive regular compensation from the ' government. "Should It be necessary for the leg islature to meet again in special ses sion. it seems to me it would be the part of good business for the members to donate themselves solely to making recommendations of amendments to the Alaska code and organic act. The j idea Is not original with me as it was; advanced at the previous session. Every Alaskan that I have talked with ; declares that the present code is un satisfactory and nearly every law a j misfit for meeting conditions in a practical,- buslnoss-llke manner, there fore there is a unanimous sentiment] favoring changes, and it ought to be] a comparatively easy matter for Alas-1 kans to reach an agreements for the amendments needed. Then with the I assistance of ten or twelve members <of the Alaskan bar. who. without ?doubt would volunteer their services And could be appointed by their organ ization for that purpose, the whole re vised code could be passed up to Con gress for approval. It would be a code for Alaska prepared by Alaskans fa miliar with the conditions, and it is impossible to conceive that Congress wonld Ignore such a petition. "The revised code would give Alas ka a solid foundation upon which to build its industries and carry on the business of the Territory, without fall ing into legal pitfalls and causing a hopeless tangle which may require years of litigation to clear up." o?o?o?? BIG CROWD AT THE GRAND LAST NIGHT -"Altar of Death," brought a big <rowd out last night. "Altar of Death" In 2 reels, is a mighty good feature. The acting Is very exciting, lighting with the Indians. This picture. will certainly touch your feelings. You will see same daring acting, some that ]s seldom produced for the motion pic tures. You see where the Indians at tack the American troops and kill them off and many more exciting lights. Besides we show two extra reels: "Country's Prize Baby," a good drama. . "Matrimonial Substitute." a laugh able Majestic comedy. Matinee tomorrow at 2 p. m. If you're broke, come anyway. "HARDWARE WOMAN" IS ATTRACTING ATTENTION Juneau is earning a place distinc tive to itself for up-to-date and ar tistic window dressing. One of tho displays now attracting attention is the "hardware woman" in t'.e display window of C. W. Young Company. The ^iay figure" la dressed entirely with rope, /.wine and material from the hardware .store in such a string man ner that it might well repose as a "well dressed" figure in a fashionable woman's department store. o?o?o CHARMING PARTY IS HELD. Judge and Mrs. J. B. Marshall en tertained informally at bridge on Tues day evening last. There were six table* and the following were present: Mr. and Mrs. Whipple. Mr. and Mrs. Wilcox. Mr. and Mrs. Britt. Marshal and Mrs. FaulVner. Dr. and Mrs. De Vlghne. Mr. and Mrs. Pettit, Mr. and Mrs. Metcalf, Dr. and Mrs. Mnlholland. Waldstein Smith and Miss Uebhardt. o?o? KRIOBAUM DRAYING CO,?Hauls anything. Coal delivered. Phone 79, Barn 3906. lM-tf. o?o?o Desk calendar pads for 1914. at Nel' son's stationery store. 12-13-tl RECEPTIONS EOR NEW YEAR BRILLIANT New Year was ushered in with pomp and ceremony. The "wild bells rang out." the whistles screeched, the boom of heavy explosives reverberat ed amongst the hills and the din was heightened by strings of firecrackers and the sharp crack of revolvers. Yesterday afternoon brilliant recept ions were held In many homes. The spirit of the day, the bond of good-fel lowship and genuine good wishes for all that enobies life, was manifested in many ways. In the greetings so freely and heartily exchanged there was no room for selfishness and jeal ousy to obtrude. Among those who kept open house i were Governor and Mrs. J. F. A. Strong Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Thane, Sarah Vroo man and the W. C. T.U. ' Each of these homes was approp riately decorated, and the hospitality of the many hostesses and their assist ants simply charmed the visitors. Refreshments were served in each place. At the executive mansion or the Gov ernor's the hours for receiving were from 3 to 6 o'clock. A number of Jun eau's women assisted Mrs. Strong in receiving and the corridors and rooms | of the mansion were thronged with callers. The gowns of the ladies blended admirably with the gay scene, land the spirit of hospitality which pre vailed made people glad to be present. The coffee urn in the dining room was presided over by Mrs. Rob ert Kenzle and Mrs. B. M. Behr ends. assisted by a number of young ladies. The pundh tahle in the con servatory was in charge of Mrs. Z. R. Cheney and Mrs. H. C. DeVighne, and their charming manner and wit com bined to make them the center of a constant crowd. A tine eggnog was served in the drawing room in charge of Mrs. J. H. Cobb and Mrs. Angus i Mackey, who also acquitted themselves | in a manner which brought forth many compliments. After making the "charmed circle" the men found cigars awaiting them in the smoking room. At the Thane mansion on. the hill in the receiving line were Mrs. B. L. Thane assisted by Mrs. H. L. Faulkner | and Mrs. James R. Whipple. Mrs. W. S. Bayless and Mrs. F. J. Wettrick presided in the refreshment room, as sisted by Mrs. D. D. Mulr, Mrs. E. V. Daveler and Mrs. E. P. Pond. The charming hostesses made every one feel at home and a constant string of people kept passing through. The reception given by Mrs. S. Vroo man was characterized by an old-fash ioned simplicity which recalled home pictures of New England scenes, and every one leaving the doors felt the better for having obtained a glimpse of the Ideas of home as carried in the heart. Those who received were Mrs. Jessie Robinson. Mrs. Janey Stowell. Mrs. Julliette Gunnison, Mrs. Cassie Pugh, Mrs. Julia Turner, Mrs. Sarah Vrooman. Mrs. Allen Shattuck gave a bridge oarty New-Year's eve at which were present Mr. and Mrs. Willis, Judge and Mrs. Cobb, Mr. and Mrs. Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Cheney and Mr. and Mrs. H. Shattuck. The prize was won by Mr. and Mrs. Fisher. The W. C. T. U. also held open h use, Mrs. Clark Smith and Mrs: C. L. Thompson receiving. The decor ations were in keeping with its spirit of the occasion. Mrs. Willis E. Nowell gave an in formal open house reception and those who assisted her in receiving were Mrs. Garfield, Mrs. Willis, Mrs. Wilcox, Mrs. Shephard, Mrs. Pullen. Mrs. Al len Shattuck and Mrs. Bishop. PASSENGERS BOUND SOUTH. Passengers leaving on the North western for Seattle were as follows: Miss Williams, Simon Hirsch, C. W. Graham, E. N. Walters, Mary Gourley, Miss Estelle Wallace, C. W. Snyder, Fred Gordon. D. Beardson, Mildred Wells. W. J. Callahan. Frank Zager, E. Francesconi, F. Gersette, Henry Parlor. o?o?o PRIZE NIGHT AT THE RINK. Tonight Is prize night at Jaxon's, a cash prize will be given away in stead of a Turkey. Good pictures < will be run between 8:30 and 9:30; ' 10 cents to balcony. NATIVE STORES ARE COMPLETE SUCCESS Tme success of tho efforts of the United States bureau of education in introducing co-operative stores among tho natives of Alaska is attested to by the following bulletin Issued by that bureau under recent date: "Co-operative stores, owned and man aged by natives, are fostered whatev er possible in Alaska by the United States Bureau of Education, which has charge of education for the natives of Alaska. In this way tho Bureau helps tho natives protect themselves from those traders who charge oxhorbi tant prices for food and clothing and puy as little as possible for native products. In the small villages oven legitimate marketing expenses are a heavy burden unless there Is some form of co-operation. "These co-operative attempts have I been a decided success. At Hydn- ? burg, in Southeastern Alaska, wherr the United States school teacher ha general oversight of the co-opernti\ stores, the natives were able, after 1 months of business, to declare a cas; dividend of 50 per cent, and still havL funds available for the erection of a larger store building. The Klawock Commercial Company, also under na* tlve management, was able after 9 months of existence to erect a new store building from its surplus. At Klukwan also the natives have organ ized a co-operative store. "Native stores have for several years been in successful operation at Cape Prince of Wales and on St. Law rence island, where the natives buy food at reasonable prices and are as sured of an equitable exchange . for their furs and other products. "A more recent example of co-oper ation is at Atka, a remote island in the Aleutian chain. Formerly rough lumber cost $50 per thousand and shingles $8 a thousand on this Island, and clothing and food" supplies wero correspondingly high. On ttjo other hand, the natives were poorly paid for their labor. For each of hte few blue fox Bklna the natives could catch they received from the trader goods averaging $8 in value. Sold at public auction In Seattle, these skins brought from $17.10 to $66.50 each, according to quality. In April of last year, with the help of Seattle merchants and ofll cers of the revenue cutter service, a co operative company was organized un der the direction of the United States public school teacher, and now the na tives are doing their own buying and selling with considerable advantago to themselves. Eskimos on the shore of Bering Sea and the Arctic Ocean have until re cently had to market through local traders. Now many of them arc send ing by mail packages of fox, lynx, mink, and hair seal to the Alaska di vision of the bureau of education at Seattle, and the government ofllcinls sell the furs for the natives at public auction to the highost bidders. "Natives in Tatitlak co-operated in salting and exporting salmon during the past season, under the lntsruction of the local government teacher, with the result that they have not only net ted $1,000 in cash, but have also put away 76,000 pounds of smoked salmon for winter use." THE ORPHEUM. The Orpheum theatre opened the New Year with the banner packed house, a critical, but highly pleased audience and a first class show. "As You Like It," adapted from Shakespeare's play of the same name and shown in three reels with beauti ful stage settings, elegant costumes and star performers, being the .feature attraction. Rose Coghlan and Maurice Costello starred in the respective leading roles of Rosalind and Orlando. "The seven ages of man," the descriptive recita tion by Chas. Kent, in the character of Jacques in the second act was es pecially good. Rose Coghlan with the epilogue clos ing one of the highest types of pic ture plays. The Absence of the Editor of 'The Totville Eye'," a rural newspaper man is the printer and his holper, or "devil," in charge and the result of tholr efforts stir things up in Totville. This is a dandy Edison comedy. This show will be repeated tonight. Complimentary Matinee Tomorrow. Tomorrow, Saturday, at 2: 30 p. b., Mrs. John T. Spickett will tender a complimentary matinee to all chll-J dren of Juneau under 14 years of age. Good board and rooms, by the day. week or month. Rates reasonable. SL George House, formerly the Simpson hospital. 10-3-tf Brooks Boosts Juneau In Annual Report WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. ?Liberal space Is given to the quartz mines of Juneau and vicinity In tho annual re port of Dr. Alfred H. Brooks, In charge of the geological survey work in Alaska for tho government. The Junonu belt, says the report, bids fair to become one of the greatest gold producing districts on 'he American continent. The properties of the Alas ka-Treadwell, the Alnn'a-Gastlneau, tho Alaska-Juneau, and other compan ies, including their various Douglas isl and Silver Bow basin, Horner's Bay and other properties are nil favorably mentioned. j** Brooks Recommends Changes. Dr. Brooks says in his annual report pint the government Interference with r the coal resources of Alaska and the $100 a mile tax on railroads In Alas ka are among the causes of the lack of development In Alaska commensu rato with the resources of the Terri tory and the demand for them by the trade and commerce of the world. He says that Is one of the causes of the shrinkage in the gold production of Alaska. Railroads First In Importance. "Railroad construction," says the report, "Is first In Importance in Al aska, and second only to this Is the building of a system of wagon roads." Mineral Output of Territory. The mineral output of the Territory for 1913 Is vnlued In the report of Dr. Brooks at $18,900,000. PRESIDENT R^Y ON WAY TO CAPITAL SEWARD, Jan^^iT?Attorney L. V. Rny of Seward, prot Ident of the Sen- < ate of the Alaska Legislature, will leave for the South on the next boat, i to join EUvood Drunnr, of Nome, and 1 Henry Roden, of Rlltafod. at Washing toh, D. C., In a combined effort to se- | cure necessary legislation for the Northland. Attorney Ray will stop off In Juneau on his way to the States. GOVERNMENT HFLPS SALMON CANNERS; WASHINGTOnT^. 2.?The De- j partmcnt of State, as a result of a campaign that was begun on the Pa ciflc Coast, has takeu up the question of promoting foreign trade in canned | salmon. A formal request has been made of those countries which now impose prohibitive duties on canned salmon for the removal of the tariff i or a substantial reduction In the ? rates. o?o?o CHINESE PROVINCE , EXECUTES 24,000 MEN PEKING, China, Jan. 2.?It was offl- , daily announced today that 24,000 ex- , editions of robbers and political of fenders in the province of Sze Chuen , alone took place in the year 1913. o o?o WINDHAM BAY NOTES. WINDHAM, Dec. 31.?Capt. Orr and Mr. A. LufTman have moved in their now home on Shuck river. F. Ketchmark gave a stag party Christmas night. Those invited were J. Kelder, Howard Andrews, Mr. Plush and Mr. Waveli. The guests declared it one of the best dinners they have had the pleasuro of sitting down to in Alaska. Capt. Orr, Mr. Sutton and A. Luff man were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Yates Christmas Day. Dick Howe, Jr., is paying his par ents a visit at this place. Mr. Andrews and Mr. Plush expect to visit Juneau this week. Capt. Orr will take a trip to Kake on the Fox tonight. Word has been received from Mr. Trumpf, and he says he is very com ofrtably situated at tho Sitka Homo. o?o?o PAUL BUTLER BURIED BY COOKS AND WAITERS Paul Butler, well known old timer, whs buried today from the "undertaking parlors of C. W. Ypung company un der the direction of the Cooks' and Waiters' Union. The J.H.S. band was hired for the occasion. The federal officials, after investi gating, decided it was not necessary to hold an inquest. o?o?o JUDGE JENNINGS BE LATE TO ATTEND OPENING COURT Judge R. W. Jennings will leave Vancouver on the Princess May and is expected to arrive In Juneau Jan. 6th, ono day late for court. Owing to the fact thnt the provisions made by the Alnska legislature for permitting District Judges in Alaska to adjourn court from day to day through their clerks, Is of no offect, In view of the recent decision of the Attorney Gener al, the attorneys are discussing wheth er another term will have to be adver tised after his honor reaches here. There is also a difference of opinion whether he can legally adjourn after reaching Alaska territory. ALASKAN HEADS UNIVERSITY BOARD OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 2.?Gov. Ern est Lister yesterday appointed Co. William T. Perkins. Dr. Will A. Shan non and Wlnlock W. Miller, of Seat-, tic, Wash., Charles E. Catches, of ML Vernon and O. A. Fetcher, of North Yakima, regents of the Uni versity of Washing!ji. The new ap pointees wi'l take charge of their po sitions at once. Col. W. T. Perkins was formerly a (???Mdcnt of Dawson and later of Nome. He was one of the founders of the Northwestern Commercial company md the Northwestern Steamship com-1 pany, and was auditor of tho two com panies before their acquisition L>y the Guggenheim Interests. He has re sided In Seattle since that time. government^ charge at metlakatla SEATTLE, Dec. 24.?With the in stallation of Mr. and Mrs. Charels D. lones as government teachers to the Metlakahtla Indians on Annette, isl and, in Southeastern Alaska, the work of "Father" William Duncan in the famous Indian settlement has been brought to Seattle yesterday by W. T. Lopp, chief of the Alaska bureau of education, from Metlukahtla. William Duncan, who has been called the "Apostle of Alaska," is more than 83 years old. During his 50 years' service among the Indians, he has raised them from savagery to civ ilization, teaching them trades and the elements of business, giving them Rchools and the advantages of a mod ern city. The establishment of the govern ment Indian school followed the peti tions of the nntlveB themselves, on ac count of the ago of "Father" Duncan. The new teachers are receiving the united co-operation of the natives in carrying out the work so well begun, and arc making a good start, says Lopp. REINDEER CIVILIZING NATIVES OF ALASKA ?o-o ? WASHINGTON, Dec., 22.?"In twenty years the reindeer Industry has ele vated the Eskimos in Northern and Western Alaska from nomadic hunt ers and fishermen, eking out a precar ious existence upon the rapidly disap pearing game animals and fish, to civ ilized, thirfty men, having in their herds assured support for themselves and opportunity to acquire wealth by the sale of meat and skins to the white men in these regions and the ship ment of meat and skins to the States." This Is the statement made by Phil ander P. Claxton, chief of the bureau of education. o?<v?o english champion defeats new york prizefighter NEW ORLEANsT La.. Jan. 2. ? Freddie Welsh, champion lightweight prizefighter of England, defeated Johnny Dundoe, of New York In a ten-round fight here last night o?o?o seattle couple die of axphiaxiation SEATTLT, Jan. 2?Henry V. Long tin and his wifo of this city were found dead in bed this morning of accidental axphlaxlatlon. Nicely furnished room to let, with bath, two minutes from business dis trict. 123 Gold st 12-18-tf. o?o?o Eat at the Pioneer, and die happy. Morgans Retiring From Many Corporations MITCHELL IS MAYOR Of NEW YORK NEW YORK, Jan. 2.?John Purroy Mitchcl was inaugurated as Mayor of New York City yesterday. The ecere mony, while simple, was the occasion of a great outpouring of the clement of the people that united in the battle last .November and overthrew the forc es of Tammany. Police Commissioner Rhinelander Waldo, the millionaire head of the po lice force of the city, tendered his res ignation to Mayor Mitchcl shortly at j ter the lattor had taken office. New Mayor Advises Caution and Silence. NEW YORK, Jan. 2?Mayor John Purroy Mitchcl, upon taking office yesterday said: I "We will develop our program slow ly. It will not be necessary for us to , go before the people -every day and , tell them what we propose to do. It . will be better for us to wait and then j tell them what we have done. , "I caution the new heads of depart- , ments to exercise self-restraint and simplicity, and I advise them to follow , the policy which I have outlined for myself; namely, silence for a few months until we shall have developed our plans and can point to some ac- ( complishment." ( MAY NOT PRESS" PUBLIC OWNERSHIP j NEW YORK, Jan. 2.?A Washing- 1 ton special to the World says that President Woodrow Wilson will not urge upon Congress by special message or otherwise Postmaster-General A. S. Burleson's suggestion for govern ment ownership of telephone aud tele graph lines and that Congress is not likely to present to the President such 1 a bill for his signature. Special says ' there is great hostility to the plan in both Senate and Houso. The princi pal reason for the probable abandon ment, however, of government owner- ' ship is said to be the agreement now reached between the American Tele phone and Telegraph company and the Department of Justice. War V/lth Telephone Company End*. WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. -Attorney-, General James C. McReynolds has an nounced that the American Tolophonc ( and Telegraph Co. has agreed to dls- , pose of Its Western Union stock; al- , so no to absorth other lines and to open its toll ines to all telephone I companies. The terms of separation havo been approved by President Woodrow Wilson. This agreement will obviate the proposed suit under the Sherman anti-trust law. ?o-n - Suspend Ownership Dlscusion. WASHINGTON, Jan. 2.?Postmaster General A. S. Burleson and Chairman | John A. Moon of the House commit [ tee on postofllces have decided to de fer going any further into government i ownership of telephones until Con i gross re-convenes after the holiday recess. GUNBOAT SMITH WHIPS SLAYER OF M'CARTY ?(MV? SAN FHANC1SSCO, Jan. 2.?Gun boat Smith knocked Arthur Pelkey lout in the fifteenth round yesterday. Pelkey claimed to be the heavyweight champion as a result >f his victory ov er Luther M'Carty at "algary In tho fight in which the latter was killed. o?o?o BOSTON BANKERS WILL JOIN RESERVE SYSTEM BOSTON, Jan. 2. ? The Shawmut and other great banks and trust com panies of Boston have signified their Intention of Joining the new reserve banking system of the Federal gov ernment. It Is believed that practical ly every bank of importance In this city and New England will join it. In formation received here Is that Now York banks will also, with practical unanimity, Join tho syslem. ?o?o?o HINTS TO THE WISE:?It is get ting near to the day when you will fl nnlly have to make up your mind ,'ust what to buy for your Ntv 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. Even the cook eats at the Pioneer. Opp. City Dock 12-20-tf. NEW YORK, Jan. 2?The banking house of J. P. Morgan & Company have announced that they have scv ered their connection with some of the greatest corporations in the country because of the "apparent change of public sentiment respecting interlock ing directorates." r This is regarded as the first step to ward the consummation of the an nounced policy of the President to re store a system of competition in the country to take the place of the com bination of corporations that have ex isted in the past. MEXICAN REBELS WINNING BATTLE PRESIDIO, TexTjan- 2?The Mex ican federal army appears on the verge of fleeing. Hundreds of dead [?re lying In the streets of Ojlnaga, victims of the terrific canonading and rifle Are of the Constitutionalists who iiave kept up a continuous attack on the city for the laBt several days. At times the fl.ghting has been furious, and the success has generally been with the attacking party. Mexicans Can Cross Boundary. WASHINGTON, Jan. 2.?Secretary of War Lindley M. Garrison has in structed Gen. Bliss, commanding the American boundary patrol to permit refugees from Ojlnaga to cross the line into Texas if such action is nec essary to save their lives. Lind Arrives at Passchristian. I'ASSCHRISTIAN, Miss., Jan. 2. ? Special Envoy to Mexico John Lind arrived here on board the scout cruis er Chester today which Is lying off Ship island. There is no information available as to when he will come ashore. ?-o-o? Europe Endorses Wilson. WASHINGTON, Jan. 2.?The new ambassador from Austria says Europe believes In the wisdom of President Woodrow Wilson's Mexican policy. ALASKA EXHIBITS IS NOW IN WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, Jan. 2?J. L. Mc Pherson, secretary of the Alaska bu reau of the' New Seattle Chamber of Commerce, arrived here yesterday with 53 cases of Alaska products which will be displayed in the Senate office building where room has been made for the exhibit. One of the plans for the educational work that it is proposed to carry on in Washington Is to have an Alaska night by the National Press Club where the correspondents of the va rious newspapers at Washington may get the real facts concerning Alaska. All prominent Alaskans in Washington, including, of course, Delegate James Wickershnm, will be asked to speak. o -o?o ENGLISH COMPANIES IN ATLANTIC RATE WAR LONDON, Jan. 2. ? AdviceB here state that north Atlantic pool lines have agreed to reduce steerage rates to Canada from $35 to $30 beginning Jan. 1. This is taken to mean a rate cutting war among British companies hitherto holding aloof from the rival rl among the German and French com panies that have been cutting rates. o?o?o OUDM OtlLfND lYIVnC PLANTATION LABORERS HAVANA, JaD. 2. ? It Is reported thct Cuba Is offering to pay the pass age of acceptable European laborers, now employed on the Panama Canal, to Cuba, to work on the sugar planta tions. KETCHIKANINMATE OF * PIONEERS' HOME DIES SITKA, Jan. 2. ? Tom Coulter, of Ketchikan, an Inmate of the Pioneers' Homo at this place, died December 31st of appoplexy. The attack came Monday, December 29. Before that time he was in good health. o?o?n GOVERNOR OF OREGON IS CL08ING SALOONS PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 2.?Miss Fe ru Hobbs, private secretary to Gov. Orvllle West, left today for Copper field where she will present the de mand of the Governor that the saloons of the town close.