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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. II!.. NO. 8681 ? JUNEAU, ALASKA. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 14, 1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS RAILROAD BILL MAY PASS THE SENATE NEXT WEEK . ? I,.: ' - ? ** ? In ?l .f ai i._ n:n Country on Eve of Industrial Awakening WASHINGTON. Jan. 14?"The coun- \ try Is on the eve of an industrial awak ening that will put panic preachers to shame." declared Democratic Leader Oscar W. Underwood in a speech de-( llvered In the House of Representa-; lives yesterday afternoon, replying to H a speech by Republican Leader James g R. Mann in which the latter had given j v a word picture of the "ruin that will1 ^ follow Democratic legislation." Underwood's speech was highly op- ' tlmistic In tone. He pointed to many ? indications that business already is " experiencing a revival in anticipation t of the benefits that will follow the en- e actment of the tarifT and currency laws. J t PRESIDENT BAXTER TALKS OPTIMISM ; * ' c K. W. Baxter, president, and J. H. c Bunch, general freight and passenger c agent, respectively, of the Alaska ^ Steamship company, are aboard the Mariposa making one of their regular j trips of inspection over the territory ^ covered by vessels of their line. On j the return trip from the Westward. President Baxter plans to stop over in Juneau for a brief time. n Speaking of the outlook for Alaska. ^ President Baxter said that he was very (j hopeful. "The wonderful things being done in Juneau, has stimulated the entire country." he said. "Mr. Now- J ell. our Juneau agent, is always com-1 ing and asking for more things for this town, but I can see from the changes; already made since my last visit here that he was not asking amiss. "We coudn't wait to get the new cab- c ins on the Mariposa painted and this S is an indication of the activity that A>-^ aska holds for us. The vessel has been much more serviceable to the |ll traveling public by the cabin changes tl and the building of cabin accommoda- a tions on the upper deck has also been o a great improvement. The Alameda Is a now in dock and will undergo changes a identical with those on the Mariposa. ' In the meantime the Northwestern will t alternate with the Mariposa." ? ? ? v SEA GULLS AID TO HERRING FISHERMEN , Stanley Griffiths, head of a herring fishing industry with headquarters at ^ Yes bay. does not agree with all the ^ animadversions that Alaska fishermen have been heaping upon the heads of seagulls. He says the gulls are an aid p rather than a detriment to the herring industry, because they save the fisher- p men more time in locating a school of herring than thty coat the industry by feeding on the fish. Several people have lately com- ^ plained that seagulls destroy the her ring to such an extent that it would be ^ good policy to exterminate the birds. With this conclusion, for the reason stated. Mr. Griffiths takes issue. He, says that the gulls, by their habit of gathering over the herring schools, provide the only safe guide of the fish ermen to their prey. BIG SUIT ON FOR J RICH IDITAROD CLAIM : William Knox and Samuel Adams. j two well known Iditarod mining men. have started suit against the Yukon Gold company for the possession, of the Chicago bench claim on Flat creek. ( The flght over the ownership of the- , claim has become intense, and twice It j t)as resulted in almost an open rup ture. Knox and Adams took posses- ; slon of the property, and were arrested for criminal trespass at Iditarod. They were acquitted, and then found the cor poration in charge of the property, which they protected with armed guards. Knox and Adams then sued. They have now retained former Mayor William A. Gilmore, of Nome, to prose-, cute their suit. The property in dispute is regarded as very valuable. T. Vogel and wife, of Haines passed through Juneau on the Mariposa last night enroute home. George Hazelett. of Cordova, is a passenger aboard the Mariposa, en route home. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?36. Minimum?32. Precipitation?.27. lOMPANY LOSES TRESPASS CASE The Pacific Coast company lost its irst case in the action brought to re ;ain possession of property along the waterfront. The jury trying the case esterday returned a verdict last night n favor of the defendant. John Bol tad. The verdict states that the jury Inds that the plaintiff is not entitled o the possession of the south or south rn fifty feet of the lot described in he complaint as lot 2, block "Q," town f Juneau. The second suit is of similar nature ut against N. B. Johnson for the estitution of lots 1 and 2, block "Q" nd lot 1, block "P" was commenced bis morning. ? Practically the same omplaint and answer as that in the ase against Bolstad are set up in this ase. The following jury to try the ase was empanelled this morning: leorge Simpkins. Jerry Cashen. K. O. ohuson. Kred Hebert, John Day, Milt tothwell. M. E. Itussell. Sim Frciman. ohn Lockhardt, R. M. Shepard. T. F. tush. J. G. Morrison. There are three other cases of this ature yet to be tried. Attorney J. H. 'obb is conducting the cases for the efendants. SEVEN TRUE BILLS RETURNED TODAY ? Seven indictments, true bills were re turned by the grand jury this morning, am Watson was indicted twice for the ame offense, selling liquof^to'Indians; I. J. Burke. Harvey Sullivan, and Wal er Johnson, were also indicted for his offense. A true bill was returned gainst J. C. Raymond, charged with btaining money under false pretenses, nd a true bill was also returned gainst Henry Cooman, charging him *ith sending unmailable ? matter hrough the mails. The following defendants against thorn indictments were returned were rrainged and given until 2 p. m. to norrow to plead: Harvey Sullivan, i. B. Callaham appointed attorney; I. J. Burke, W. S. Bayless appointed ttorney; Walter Johnson, N. L. Bur 3n appointed attorney; J. C. Raymond, l, B. Callaham; Cooman, Callaham; Jam Watson, L. P. Shackleford np ointed attorney. Lawrence McCoy, who this morning >lead guilty to indictments, by his at orney, N. L. Burton, interposed a de murrer to the complaint. McCoy Pleads Guilty. Lawrence McCoy plead guilty to in lictments charging larceny and bur :lary and will be sentenced at 10 o' clock tomorrow. MARIPOSA ARRIVES FROM SOUTH AGAIN + The Mariposa, Capt. Charles O'Brien irrived in port last night, bringing nuch freight, a large passenger list tnd a heayy mail. The Mariposa has )een much improved since her last vis t here. A description of the improve nent, which cost J48.000, has already )een printed in The Empire. The pas sengers for Juneau were: P. J. Olson VI. Bausman and wife, Mrs. Parmar ;in, T. Stanley, Mrs. G. Berrette, D. Mc Xenzie, J. McCauly, W. T. Schnabel V. McLeod, W. K. Martin. J. Long, D Lee, N. J. Emory, E. F. Balson, Rita Miller. C. J. Nelson, J. Connors. E. Williard, A. Steadman, and 18 second :lass. PROFESSIONAL DIVERS LEAVE FOR WRECK ?4? Charles Staggers and William Jor gensen, well known professional dlv irs. were joined by Walter McCray, mother professional diver, of Tacoma, an the arrival of the Mariposa last night and the entire party are now aboard that vessel enroute to the wene of the wrecked Olympian which Is to be stripped of everything.of val ue. Staggers and Jorgensen have been doing some local work around Juneau pending the arrival of McCray and some necessary apparatus which Is aboard the Mariposa. According tc the terms of the contract with the own ers of the wrecked vessel Staggers and associates will receive 55% of the val ue of all that is recovered. The Olym plan Is lying In Prince William sound. COMMtKUAL ILUb fOR SEATTLE BANK The Juneau Commercial club held its first meeting in the council cham bers of the new city hall last night. It was not largely attended but neverthe less Beveral important matters were attended to. One of the main things accomplished was the endorsement of Seattle's claim to one of the regional reserve banks that are to be estab lished in conformity to the uew curren cy law. Remarks were made by D. A. Epsteyn, H. J. Fisher, E. P. Pond, President John Reck and others. All favored the idea. And on motion of D. A. Eqsteyn, seconded by H. J. Fish er. the Juneau Commercial club offl cially endorsed the plan of huviug one of the reserve banks established in Se attle and authorized President Reck to send cablegrams to the Secretary of the Treasury, Secretary of Agriculture, to the Comptroller of the Troasury, and to the Reserve Bank Organization committee, stating that a Federal re serve bank located in Seattle would beat serve the interests of the people and business institutions of Alaska. A letter was read from Gov. J. F. A. Strong enclosing a cablegram from President J. E. Chilberg of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and from Scott C. Bone, editor of the Seattle Post-In telligencer and chairman of the Alas ka bureau of New Seattle Chamber of Commerce, asking that he personally endorse Seattle's effort to get the re serve bank and also secure if possible an endorsement from the Juneau Com mercial club. Gov. Strong in his let ter to the Juneau Commercial club, went on record as favoring the estab lishing of such a bank at Seattle. Pres ident Reck also submitted a cablegram from President J. E. Chilberg. of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce asking for the support of the Juneau com mercial organization in the effect now being made. The matter of building a road up Taku river to connect with a proposed road to be built on the Canadian side extending from the boundary line to Atlin was referred to a committee con sisting of E. P. Pond, Ike Sowerby and Lafe Spray. On motion of D. A. Epsteyu a com mittee was appointed to investigate the proposed bill to, be introduced by Delegate Wickersham. providing for a sale of the tide lands to raise funds for the proposed channel bridge con necting Douglas and Juneau. This com mittee is to report at a special meet ing to be called by President Reck for its consideration. The matter of electing new officers for the club was postponed on motion of F. Wolland, seconded by D. A. Ep steyn. The meeting adjourned until the next regular monthly meeting un less the president shall call a special meeting. WILL BUILD NAZINA BRIDGE IMMEDIATELY Lieut. Glenn E. Edgerton, U. S. A., member of the Board of Alaska Road Commissioners, and the engineer offi cer on the board, is a passenger on the Mariposa enroute to the West ward. Lieut. Edgerton will immediate ly start construction on the Nazina bridge. This bridge spans the Nazina river near the canyon and will furnish better means of getting into the Na zina mining section. The Nazina is a tributary of the Copper river. The structure is to be 765 feet long and will cost approximately $22,000. "The material," said Lieut. Edger ton last night, "Is all on the ground now, or I should say at Shushanna Junction, formerly known as McCar thy. The matter of transporting the material from this point is very sim ple and I do not anticipate any delays. The bridge should be finished by early spring. The bridge is not for the Chi sana trail as many think, but to mako the Nazina mining section more acces sible." Lieut. Edgerton will come South in March enroute to San Francisco, at which time he will take examination for promotion. NEW EDITOR FOR "ALASKA CITIZEN" ; L. A. Johnson, formerly a member r of the staff of the San Francisco Ex , aminer, is a passenger aboard the t Mariposa enroute to Fairbanks where . he will become the editor of the Alas t ka Citizen. I ? ? ? [ W. C. T. U. MEETS TOMORROW i ?+? , The W. C. T. U. will hold a meeting . in the Presbyterian church on Thurs [ day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Washington Gold Medal butter, C. C. , C.. at OoldBteln'8. 9?123?14 List of Japanese ueaa Is on The Increase! MIYASAKI, Japan^ Jan. 14.?The ref uguos arriving from Sakura roport that the inhabitants of 300 houses at Seto perished when thb houses were over whelmed, and that hundreds were drowned while trying to swim across the Gulf of Kagoshlma. It is feared that when the lists are all in that the dead will be found to be greater than was at first suspected. Relief Ships Arrive. TOKYO, Jan. 14.?Battleships, troops F and supplies have arrived at Kagoshi ma fot; the purpose of aiding the suf ferers from the earthquakes and vol canoes. The citizens of Mlyaki and Kamamoto are in great danger of im mediate destruction. ^ While no definite Information has rc been received at this time as to the m loss of life it is known that it has been 111 enormous, and that other disasters are w taking place almost hourly as the ash es and stones from the volcanoes add f, to the buried district ^ g COLD CAUSES TEN DEATHS IN GOTHAM NEW YORK, Jan. 14.?Nino deaths have been reported on the streets of j thlB city from the cold weather that has been prevailing the last few days. DAWSOHITES ARRIVE FROM TENAKEE SPRINGS Jack Pickering, well known mining man of Dawson who has been Bojourn ing at Tcnakee hot springs with Mrs. Pickering, arrived In Juneau on the Georgia. Mr. Plckprlng will go from here to Dawson and ^Irs. Pickering will leave for the States. SUPT. OF MISSIONS ON INSPECTION TOUR N. C. Allebnn, superintendent of mis sions, accompanied by Mrs. Allebnn and their son, arrived from Sitka on the Georgia this morning. Supt. Alle ban is on a tour of Inspection of the Presbyterlau church missions in Alas ka und while In Sitka visited the Shel don Jackson school. Prom Juneau he will go to Haines. Mrs. Alleban and their son are accompanying Supt. Alla ban on his tour. LADIES' GUILD OF TRINITY CHURCH GIVE SHOW TONIGHT The proceeds from the W. D. Gross Grand theatre tonight will bo devoted to the Ladies' Guild of the Trinity church. The money realized will be used for tho organ fund of the church. Show starts at 7:30 p. m. Bring tho little ones. The second show begins at 8:40 p. m. * * ' i AT THE ORPHEUM. "The Better Man," the Vltagraph ! drama as presented by the two fine J Western character actors, Geo. Stan ley and Robt. Thornby, was the open ing feature of the Orpheum's second I year. The characters of Gomez, the j Mexican fugitive, and Saunders the | gambler, and negligent husband, were 'well sustained; a strong story with a. moral. "The Three Black Bags," Is a good Bunny comedy, with that corpulent co median in tho leading role as a de tective and assisted by Rose Tapley and Flora Finch. "The Business Buccaneer," a Kalem drama, showing some rather exciting features in dealing with an unscru pulous business rival; Alice Joyce ap pears in this cast. "Starting Something," a first class American Pathe comedy; a mutlal sug- j gestion with thoso, popular comedians Chas. Arling and Gwendoline Patls in the leading roles, was certainly a hit. This closed a fine entertainment which will be repeated this evening. GRAND THEATRE. Good pictures were shown last night; same program tonight: "The Trap," ploaslng comedy-drama. "Gaumont Weekly," Interesting events from all the world. "The Boomerang," a very strong photo play by the Thanhouser. "The Deacon's Shoes" and "His Cook Lady," comples our show with a good laugh. FORMER RESIDENT RETURNS. 4. . Alice M. Jordlson, who formerly con ducted n music store In Juneau, arrived from Ketchikan on the Mariposa last night, and is looking for a location with a view to entering into business here. While here she is a guest of the Occidental. Even the cook eats at the Pioneer. Opp. City Dock 12-20-tf. GENERAL STRIKE ON 1 IN SOUTH AFRICA * - t O CAPETOWN, So. Africa., Jan. 14.? Y Trades Federation, joining with the 8C Rand miners, have declared a general to strike throughout South Africa. , , t di HEARING ON INJUNCTION CONTINUED UNTIL TONIGHT G The hearing on the application of the Alaska-Juneau company for a tem porary order against the Alaska-Ebncr company to prevent the latter from w taking the water of Gold creek, was C? continued from last night's session of ,n the dthtrlct court until 7:30 tonight. w The plaintiff's evidence was practical- bl y all in at the conclusion of last night's session and the defense will offer tes- L timony tonight. Witncssos called last night were General Supt. R. A. Klnzle, of the Al aska-Juneau Co.; George C. Jones, sup-jO' crlntcndent in charge of work for the ct company; Frank White, and W. R. ;tr Lindsay. |w |tb MAY CHANGE HANDS. Ial , Negotiations are now pending for j B the sale of the Juneau Drug company's store on Front street to Milton Winn,! of the Doran drug store, and O. F. Hill, who formerly conducted a drug busi- o< ness in Seattle. j b< 'it! WHIPPLES GOING OUT I pl iT C. C. Whipple, superintendent of ^ the Eagle River mines accompanied by Mrs. Whipple, arrived in Juneau a few days ago and will take passage) on the Spokane for the South where I they will visit for several weeks In j" California. Mr. Whipple is taking his | vacation now while a shortage of wa-! ter prevents active operations at the mine - ' !CI j tl MOOSE BASKET SOCIAL. |tj S Invitations are out for a baBket bo- ; ? 1 clal to be given by Juneau Lodge No. 2 700 in Odd Follows' hall on the eve-! - ning of January 16, 1914; beginning! at 9 o'clock. It is expected that a i large crowd will be in attendance. n ? ? !g ! . COURT NOTES jn * * ic An appeal will be taken in the Shel- \ don homestead trespass case against Jacob Meyers. Meyers was found j guilty by a Jury and sentenced to pay | jj a fine of fifty dollars and costs. I p The case of assault and battery ; n against John Tonor in which John F. j t( Greene is the complaining witness, was p continued. Louis Grecnzeit, claiming to be aj deserter from the U. S. navy yard at j Bremerton, Wash., walked into the! marshal's office this morning and! asked to be taken into custody. He p was placed in jail and the authorities t of the navy yard notified. g ? ? ? v THE BIG RACE. I Men and horses are working on the ? rink floor preparing it for the big race tomorrow night, and judging by the speed that both skaters have shown in trying out it is to be fast and furious, 8 and the winner will draw down a tidy f sum for his trouble. ? I ALASKAN HOTEL ARRIVALS. , ??f? I The following arrivals are registered I at the Alaskan Hotel: ( B. F. Watson, Qeorgo B. Fredell, A. E. Harris, Seattle; F. Terry, Iditarod; Joseph Tobln, Vancouver; E. J. Doh erty, Perseverance; J. Connors, Nome; J. B. Benson, city; K. R. Pnykrus, E. ( W. Ross. ? supporters or aiusko diii Expect Early Action 'RESIDENT'S MESSAGE READ TO CABINET ??? WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.?President foodrow Wilson yesterday evening >ad his forthcoming message to the embers of hlB Cabinet. No state ent as to the contents of the message as made public. iOV. BRADY TO 1AVE CHINESE MISSION SEATTLE, Jan. 14.?Former Gov. >hn G. Brady of Alaska, with George arey. and Bin ;Town Chu, of New ork, stilled for the Orient today to icure 3,000 acres of land near Can n and establish a colony to teach >ung Chinamen about American in lstrics and how to make them useful i themselves. OVERNORS SEEKS SCALPS OF JUSTICES OF PEACE ?+? PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 14.?Gov. Os ald West yesterday Instituted pro ledlngs in the State courts for the re oval of three justices of the peace ho threw out the cases ; he had -ought against saloon-keepers. LOYD GEORGE WOULD GO IT ALL ALONE LONDON, Jan. 14.?David *Lloyd eorge, British chancellor of the ex icquer, urges that Great Britain in oducc a naval reduction plan without aiting for any other Nation. He rinks such a plan would set a good ex nple for other Nations. ig concerns putting more men to work NEW YORK, Jan. 14.?Since the first January the Goodyear Tire and Rub >r company has added 2,500 men to 9 payroll, restoring the number of cm oyecs to the normal number of 8,000. he International Harvester company is added 2,000 men, while the Case hreshlng Machine company and oth ? Racine Industrial concerns have giv l employment to 4,000 additional men, lov. glynn cuts office expense ?+? ALBANY, N. Y? Jan. 14?Gov. Mar n H. Glynn, of this State, says he has lit the running expenses of the execu ve office 10 per cent, and he expects le head of every department of the tate to do likewise. 00,000 without food or clothing or homes LONDON, Jan. 14.?The Bulgaria! linister says there are 200,000 refu ees practically homeless and withoul iod or clothing in Bulgaria. :hina may become great marine natiop* LONDON, Jan. 14.?It is learnet ere that the Chinese government ii tanning upon establishing severa lail steamship lines. It is propose* 5 appropriate $50,000,000 for that pur 08C. agricultural products to reach ten billions WASHINGTON, Jan. 14?The De artment of Agriculture estimates tha he 1914 crop production of the Unite* itatcs will amount to $9,750,000,000 rhich will be the high record for th< Jnited States. iPOKANE SAILS KOK NORTH LAST NIGH1 SEATTLE, Jan. 14.?The Spoknn ailed for Alaska last night with th ollowing passengers: For Junrau?H. C. Brown, H. Rush sr. H. Plaw, G. B. Reynolds, W. J Jrown, C. B. Clow, B. N. Wilbur am vife, E. J. Wright, Herman Budmar 4. Wintors, wife and two sons, H. E ioffeditz, S. Hutchinson and wlf< Rarance Olson and Ave steerage. For Douglas?B. E. Collins and Chai V. Stearns. Capital City Creamery butter, direc rom the creamery, at Goldstein's. 1?12?14. ??? WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.?Supporters of the Chamberlain Alaska railroad bill In the Senate say that it will pass next week. There will be no attempt to de lay the vote after all those Senators who desire to do so have spoken in the debate. Senator Walsh Adds Support Senator Thomas J. Walsh, of Mon tana, took up the cause of Alnska In the course of today's discussion, and made a powerful speech in support of the measure. Norris Favors Government Steam ships. Senator George W, Norris, of Ne braska, proposed an amendment to the Alaska bill providing for a fleet of gov ernment-owned vessels to operate from Alaska to the Pacific Coast and South American ports. Mondell Introduces Smoot Bill. Representative F. W. Mondell, of Wyoming, introduced an Alaska coal leasing bill ? in the House today. It is practically the same measure Senator Smoot Introduced in the Senate. Jap Question Creeps In. WASHINGTON, Jan. 14.?A hint at possible Japanese compll atlons was thrown Into the debate on the Alaska railroad bill yesterday afternoon when, In continuing the debate on that meas ure, Senator George E. Chamberlain, of Oregon, assorted that if the Ameri can fleet should ever be gathered in the North Pacific and would require the coal that could be supplied from Al aska that it would more than justify the building of an Alaskan railroad. "What would the fleet be doing up there?" asked Senator John W. Weeks, of Massachusetts. "Why, every Senator knows tliat the shortest route from our Pacific Coast to the Philippines or Japan is through the waters of the North Pacific," re plied the Oregon Senator. "And while I am not a pessimist on the subject the conditions on the Pacific are known to be delicate right now." GARMS ASHORE ON HAYCOCK ISLAND SEATTLE, Jan. 14.?A wireless mes , sage received from the tug Goliah says the lumber schooner W. F. Garms Is reported ashore on Haycock island, J near the north end of Vancouver Isl and by one of the searching tugs. The ? Goliah will reach Haycock island late i this afternoon. The \V. F. Garms, with ? a full cargo and a crew of 11 men, was i reported a few days ago a? being i helplessly adrift on the Pacific. COUNT ITO, ADMIRAL OF JAP NAVY, DIES ; ?+? TOKYO, Jan, 14.?Count Ito, fleet i admiral of the Japanese navy, died ? here this morning. He was one of the t heroes of the Russian-Japanese war. CHAMBERLAIN CAUSES CONSERVATIVE SPLIT LONDON, Jan. 14. ? Austen Cham 11 berlain, son of Joseph Chamberlain, a | makes the suggestion that the Unionist 1 party drop tariff reform as a party 1 plank after the Ulster question is set - tied. This has caused a further split in the ranks of the party, tariff reform ers being greatly incensed. J TENINO PHYSICIAN IS SHOT AND KILLED h ?+? t CENTRALIA, Wash., Jan. 14.?Dr. 1 C. E. Robson, a leading physician of I, Tenino, was shot and killed last night a by M. C. Cole. Later Cole took his own life. The cause of the accident is un known. T McREYNOLDS REMOVES OFFICER BY WIRE e SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14?Attor ney-General James C. McReynolds, by t- telegraph, yesterday summarily re f. moved Charles T. Elliot, United States d marshal, from office. His successor i, has not been designated. I. ? ? >. SAILORS GET LONG SENTENCES FOR MUTINY ?. ?+? WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 14.?Seven sailors were convicted of mutiny on it the bark Manga Reva, and sentenced - to three and a half years each to the Federal prison at Atlanta, Georgia.