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VOL. m~ NO. 364. JUNEAU, ALASKA. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 21, 1914 PRICE, TEN CENTS PRESIDENT SHOWS INTEREST IN ALASKAN PKUDUUS * ^ : : : ? i _ Indications Are That Neichina Is To Be Good VALDEZ. Jan. 21.?Angus McDoug al. a well known Fairbanks miner, ar rived here yesterday from Nelchlna. He says there is no longer any doubt but that the camp will be a large pro ducer. He has ordered an Empire drill with a tive-inch core, and will re turn to the camp to continue working. There are 250 men and three women in the Nelchtna camp, according to Mr. McDougal. Guy Birch, a Seattle attorney, and his wile have secured good claims. Griffiths brothers, of Fairbanks, have taken options from Knik owners of three claims on Crooked creek and have a Keystone drill with a nine-inch core working. They are to pay 190,000 for the three claims. New Discovery on Dublin Gulch. A new discovery has been made on Dublin gulch 1$ miles from Crooked creek. The gulch is small, containing only four claims, and having only IS inches of pay dirt. The pans run from 25 cents to 51 each. A Negro, named Irving, was the first man to reach bed rock on Shovel creek. He struck bottom at a depth of 40 feet, and has good coarse gold, though he has not yet reached the pay streak. Water has driven many out. BASKET BALL "HOP" WAS A SUCCESS The benefit dance given by friends of the Juneau high school basketball team in Elks' hall last night was a pro nounced success. Everyone present had a fine time. Gov. and Mrs. J. F. A. Strong. Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Thane. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Britt. Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Pugh, Mr. and Mrs. George Bur ford. patrons of the affair, were pres ent. and there were many from Doug las and Treadwell. Excellent music was furnished by the Jur.eau orchestra with Prof. Sumpf as violinist. Dancing continued until 12 o'clock. "WE SHOULD WORRY" CLUB WILL DANCE ??? Announcement is made that the "We Should Worry" club will give a dance on Saturday evening February 21. In vitations will be issued soon. The de lightful dances given by this club are eagerly looked forward to by those who are fortunate enough to belong or to be on the invitation list. The next affair promises to surpass all others in every way. The plans now being considered include decora tions and refreshments of a lavish na ture and the committees having the af fair in hand are perfectly competent to carry those plans out. It is ex pected that luncheon will be served for the party in the uew dining room of the Hotel Cain. JUNEAU WEATHER SAME AS WASHINGTON. D. C. The present cold snap at Juneau be gan January 14th, and its severity has been noticeable to the people who live here. However, that cold weather is always relative is disclosed by the fact that in other sections of the coun try far south of this city, they are hav ing far lower temperatures than they are here and nothing is thought of it. The weather map of the United Stales and Canada for January 15th shows that on that day the tempera ture prevailing at this city obtained on the Atlantic coast farther south than Washington. D. C., and included most of Virginia, all of Maryland, Dela ware and all the States and Provinces north of them on the Atlantic coast. The zone of freezing weather where the temperature was as low as it was at Juneau Just six days ago included all the Mississippi valley States north of the Ohio and extended west to the coast ranges of mountains, including large parts of Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Oregon. Washington and Idaho. NEW CORPORATION. ? The Alaska Free Gold Mining Co., a Seattle corporation with a capital stock of $1,000,000 in one-dollar shares, has filed articles with Secretary Chas. E. Davidson. The incorporators are P. S. Bartholf, Ira Isaacs. George H. Thomas. Ivan L. Hyland. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?28. Minimum?21. Clear and calm. JAP-ALASKAN PUT ! OUT Of BUSINESS E. F. Walker, of the United States; tisheries service, recently arrived in Juneau from a tour of Southeastern Al aska. He is mak' g a tour of inspec tion, investigating conditions as to I fishing and the fur Industry. While at j Killisnoo he apprehended one T. Kato, a Japanese fisherman, who had estab lished himself in the mild curing bus iness. taking salmon from the waters of Alaska, contrary to the alien laws. In some manner Kato had secured pa pers showing he had declared his in tention of becoming a citizen of the United States and he evidently be lieved he had the right to engage in business. He was told to stop opera . tions and the matter having been tak en up with the district attorney he has been informed that his papers are worthless. Acting as fur warden, which is also a part of his duties, Mr. Walker, since coming to Juneau, has seized four beaver skins, one land otter and one mink. The two last named being un prime. The holder of the beaver skins did not give satisfactory reason for; having them.. * * ? EMERY VALENTINE SUING FOR SALARY The suit of Emery Valentine against the Bostou Group Gold Mining com pany for back salary alleged to be due as secretary of the company went to trial yesterday before a jury of six in the district court. The plaintiff is represented by J. H. Cobb and tho do-1 fense by Winn & Burton. The jury consists of the following: K. O. John son, S. G. Holt, Jerry Cashen, John' I Lockhardt, D. M. Both well, George , Bayless. MRS. JENNINGS RETURNS FROM SOUTHERN VISIT Mrs. Robert W. Jennings, wife of Judge Jennings, returned on the Prin cess Sophia this morning from the South. Judge and Mrs. Jennings spent the holidays with their daughter, Miss Cordelia, who is at school in Seattle. : Mrs. Jennings remained there for two : weeks after Judge Jennings left for j the North to open court. | JUNEAU ELECTS DELEGATES FOR THE GRAND IGLOO . ; ?_ I At last nigni s meeting ot juueuu ig I loo. No. 6. Pioneers of Alaska, dele-1 gates were chosen tQ the Grand Igloo, which meets in Nome. It was also de-1 cided that hereafter there will be but! two meetings each month, one for , j business and the other for social af | fairs at which efforts will be made to ; have the families of Pioneers attend.! ANDERSON'S ORCHESTRA. ? -f I Is now open for engagements for ! high class entertainments, dancing parties, receptions, concert work, etc.; any number of musicians furnished.? I l-21-3t. ? ? ? ORPHEUM'S NEW OPERATOR. + John T. Spickett announces that he has secured J. B. Bergeron, an expert I operator for the Orpheum theatre photo-plays. The new man comes high : ly recommended and Mr. Spickett has every confidence that he will give en-: tire satisfaction. . SEATTLE ATTORNEYS HERE FOR TRANSPORTATION TRIALS Judge \V. G. Bogle. Ira Bronson. W. B. Stratton. and Bruce Shorts, well known lawyers of Seattle who are as sociated with local attorneys in the big transportation suits that are to be held early next month, arrived in Juneau on the Princess Sophia last night. They are staying at the Alas kan Hotel. Mr. Bronson says that there has certainly been some wonderful changes In Juneau since he was here one year ago. The improved conditions call forth words of praise from every mem ber of the party. It Is not known as yet when the principals in the cases will arrive in Juneau. The Princess Sophia arrived from the South late last night and left for Skagway. She will sail South from Ju neau tomorrow night at 8 o'clock. BOLD ATTEMPT AT HOLDUP A bold attempt at hold-up occurred on the basin road at four o'clock this | morning, in which the desperado got ofT second best?but his victim was delayed. Nell VanHouten, electrician in the employ of Alaska Gastlneau Min ing company at Perseverance mine, af ter visiting during the night with his , family In Juneau, started at an early i hour this morning for Persevervance 1 mine. When abreast of a cliff of rock ' on the basin road an unknown man suddenly lunged out from the dark j corner. The attack was sudden, but | J in self-dofense Mr. VanHouten grap- j pled with his opponent and commenced | putting in some hard jolts with his I visitor, landing wherever possible. At i last ho succeeded In knocking the nt- 1 tacking party into an unresisting state r and then unable to see if there were c others about, retreated to town, wait- c Ing for daylight before resuming his j Journey. t; The party who made the attack re- f covered sufllclently to tako himself out c of sight before daylight u CHARLIE BROWN GETS SUSPENDED SENTENCE I Charlie Brown a handsome young | Indian from Haines, who had entered a plea of guilty to the crime of giv-! ing liquor to Indians, was this morn-! ing given a suspended sentence by j 1 Judge R. W. Jennings. Attorney John ! 11 Reagan addressed the court setting '' forth that it was his first offense; that j1 he was a good hard working man. As-10 sistant District Attorney H. H. Foi- j r som confirmed the statements largely " and the court after questioning the youth and warning him that any fur- j0 ther infraction would bring punish ment said that he would give him a je chance and let him go with sentence 0 suspended. j , , , lit DISTRICT COURT NOTES 11 fi Rollins Exonerated. ^ The grand jury returned not a'true | ^ bill in the case of George Rollins. " charged with larceny. K Another Whiskey Case. n The grand jury brought in a true;" bill indicting Victor Santenen for the;w crime of selling liquor to Indians. " Secret Indictment. J This morning the grand Jury re turned ' one secret indictment. Arraigned. o John Sacoff. a Russian was this i< morning arraigned on the indictment V of selling liquor to Indians. ii o Whiskey Cases. c Frank Strom and H. Cassada each i< this morning pleaded guilty to the in dictments charging them with selling p liquor to Indians and J. Wilson and' H. Mashette indicted for a similar of fense. entered pleas of not guilty. tl Asking New Trial. C Attorney J. H. Cobb has filed a mo- p tion asking for a new trial in the two s cases of the Pacific Coast company against N. B. Johnson and Theodore ( Torgeiisen, respectively, in which the plaintiff was given a verdict for cer tain parcels of lands on Front street. c Cooman Indicted Again. o The grand jury this morning re- e turned another indictment against p Henry Cooman, charging him with d sending unmailable matter through $ the mails. 8 Willis Hoolis Gets Suspened Sentence. F Willis Hoolis, who plead guilty to the indictment charging selling liquor to Indians, was given a suspended sen tence by Jucjge R. W. Jennings last o evening after Attorney H. B. LeFevre I had put up an eloquent appeal for n clemency. Hoolis lives at Douglas and A works for the Trcadwell company. 11 More Sentences. c This afternoou Judge R. W. Jen- e nlngs sentenced H. Cassada to six ? months and Frank Strom to two t months in the Federal jail tor selling a liquor to Indians. Both plead guilty, i Jim Hamilton, an Indian who plead v guilty to a similar offense, also was r given a suspended sentence on rec- t ommendatlon from the district ator- p ney's office. I JACKLIN'S MINE IN PICTURES. Col. D. C. Jacklln's mine, the Utah Copper, at Bingham, Utah, one of the I largest In the world will be shown at t Jaxon's rink tonight and tomorrow r night, in full operation. a President's Trust Bills . ?"* I Now Before Congress WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.?Five bills t leslgned to carry out th& suggestions ii >f President Woodrow Wilson with w ?eference to the regulation of trusts a vere Introduced in the Senate and o -louse of Representatives today. The h >111 were all referred to the commit- u ee8, and work upon them will begin mmed lately. It Is believed that they /111 be reported back to Congress at n early date and that the debate il|> n them will not be prolonged. It Is oped to have them all on the stat te books before the opening of spring. IAPS TO REOPEN CALIFORNIA QUESTION TOKYO, Jan. 21.?Foreign Minister daklno announced today that Japan egards as unsatisfactory the replies if the United States to h'er protests in onnectfon with California's lftnd leg islation. He said: "Japan recognizes he necessity of elaborating other plans or the solution of the question. The intipe of these plana 1 am as yet un ibl\j o report." IUNEAU DEMOCRATS JOIN BIG LEAGUE Action wa8 taken by the Juneau lemocratic club at last night's meet ag in the club headquarters in the Ma >ny building, to Income ifllliated with he National League of Democratic lubs. The matter Was introduced by esolutlon directing the secretary to take application for membership for lie Juneau club In the National league f clubs. Other matters of importance includ d the reading of several letters from ther Democratic clubs of Alaska and he meeting took on the nature of a >ve feast. Interesting and enthusias ic communications were received rom the Democratic clubs at Seward, I'rangell and Haines. Representative r. J. Svlntiseth, of "Wrangell, writes hat they will have a very strong or anization at that place. Taken altogether the meeting last ight was very interesting, and al hough the attendance was not large, :hat was lacking in numbers was tade up in enthusiasm. I Y. BANKER FOLLOWS LEAD OF J. P. MORGAN NEW YORK, Jan. 21.?The refusal f E. C. Converse to be elected pres lent of the Bankers' Trust in New ork is believed to be his first step 1 retiring from as many as possible f the 15 directorates he holds, in luding the United tSates Steel, Amer ;an Can and American Bank Note Co. ORD PEOPLE ADOPT $5 MINIMUM WAGE DETROIT, Mich., Jan. 21.?In addl lon to a profit-sharing basis for its mployees the Ford Automobile com any has adopted a $5 minimum wage cale. ;UBAN BAND TO ATTEND EXPOSITION HAVANA, Jan. 21.?Havana has de ided to send its municipal band, an rganlzatlon of world-wide fame, to the xposition at San Francisco. An ap ropriation of $12,000 will be made to efray the expense of the journey and 5,000 for the acquisition of new in truments. INANCIER URGES AMERICANS TO LOOK TOWARD SOUTH NEW YORK, Jan, 21?Before sailing n the La France for Europe, John lays Hammond, speaking of the Pa lama Canal and Its effect on South imerican trade, said: "The canal will Increase South Amor can trade enormously. It is time that iur people, especially the manufactur rs, began to educate themselves on South American countries. South Americans know a great deal more bout North America than North Amor cans know about South America. It could be well for our merchants and manufacturers to begin preparing to ake advantage of the wonderful op-1 lortunities the canal will afTord." | ? ? ? HAN MURDERS WIFE TO MARRY STEP-DAUGHTER GALESBURG, 111., Jan. 21.?Robert; Iiggin8 confessed yesterday that he iad murdered his wife so that he could narry his step-daughter, Julia Flake, ged fifteen years. GEN. CARR DIES AT NORTH YAKIMA NORTH YAKIMA. Jan. 21. ? Gen. Eugene M. Carr, the Seattle lawyer and former mining operator In Alaska, | died here last night of cerrebral hem- > orrhage. [i Gen. Carr was a pioneer of Alaska, I first going to the Yukon in the early j 80s. He roturned to Seattle, but not I to remain until after he had come to j. the North several times afterward. He j spent many years, all told, on the Yu-j, kon, nnd was prominent in the early I, days of Circle City, Dawson, Rampart , and Fairbanks. Gen. Carr was a law partner at va rious times and brother-in-law of Har old Preston, one of the leading menf bcrs of the Seattle bar. They were practicing law together at the time j of Gen. Carr's death. For many years ( L. C. Gilinan, president of the Nor^h', Bank railroad and formerly assistant'! president of the Great Northern, was | a member of the Arm. Gen. Carr got his title from long i' service In the Washington National j Guard. RESERVE COMMITTEE j; AT SEATTLE SOON i SEATTLE, Jan. 21. ? Secretary of j the Treasury Win; G. McAdoo, Secre tary of Agriculture David P. Houston.' and Comptroller of the Currency John Skelton Williams, constituting the Fed- j oral reserve organization committee, will arrive in Seattle next Wednesday to consider Seattle's claims to a re gional reserve bank. , , t UNION VETERAN ACCUSED j OF KILLING PARTNER j' LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21.?Wilson E. Davis, a Union veteran, has been charged with the murder of Wlllid'm 1 Gardner Wheeler, his business partner, i It is alleged that Davis burned \Vheel-! < er's home in order to secure the in- < surancc upon it, and that Wheeler per-,? ished in the flames. : < SENATOR CULLUM IS NEAR DEATH'S DOOR ' ?+? SPRINGFIELD, 111., Jan. 21?A pri vate telegram received from Washing ton says that former United States/ Senator Shelby M. Cullom is near ( death's door. / Senator Cullom retired from the Sen- j( nte at the expiration of his term last ' March, being succeeded by Senator 1 James Hamilton Lewis. :' ? t t l FRANK GARRECHT GETS DISTRICT ATTORNESHIP , ?+?? WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.?President Woodrow Wilson yesterday evening j nominated Francis A. Garrecht, of Wal- ^ la Walla, to be United States District, ] Attorney for the Eastern Washington , district, with headquarters at Spo- ( kane. ,k L Mr. Garrecht has been a leader lh Democratic political affairs of his State for many years. He is a leading | lawyer of Southeastern Washington, : and a popular orator. He served one , term in the Washington legislature | where hfe was a leading member of the House judiciary committee. He was supported for appointment by the ] regular Democratic organization. I Francis A. Garrecht is a cousin by marriage of Judge Thomas R. Lyons, ] formerly of Juneau. Mrs. Garrecht ( was Miss Lyons, daughter of the Wal- j la Walla banker, uncle of Judge Lyons. QUESTION OF INVESTIGATION ( LEFT TO ATTORNEY-GENERAL ! WASHINGTON. Jan. 21.?Tho inves- i tigatlon as to whether the steel cor poration received illegal rebates is to be left t? the discretion of the Attor ney-General by the Interstate Com- i merco Commission. i Wilson Visits Alaska Exhibits in Washington ?+? WASHINGTON, Jan. 21?After read jg his message to the two branches f Congress yesterday, President /oodrow Wilson visited and inspect d thp Alaska exhibit of the New Se ttle Chamber of Commerce that Is on xhibition in the Senate office building, [e expressed himself as delighted with le evidence of the permanent worth f the Territory. Poindexter Defends Bering Coal. WASHINGTON, Jan. 21?Discussing le Alaska railroad bill yesterday Sen tor Miles Poindexter, pf Washington, nswered the arguments of those Sen tors who have attempted to belittle le result of the tests of the Bering eld coal. He read a report of the Na onal Bureau of Mines, which sets irth that the coal from the Bering rlv ? field tested aboard the Maryland as not in such a state as to demon rate fairly the quality of the coal lat is there. The report said that ic coal had not been properly han 0(1; that it had been exposed to the cather for a year, and when burned l the Maryland it was mixed with >cks and other foreign matter. In >ite of all this Senator Poindexter lid the test had shown the Alaskan oduct had nearly 80'/( of the ef :lency of the best naval coal mined "the United States. Alaska Bill Great Measure. WASHINGTON. Jan. 21. ? Senator illiam S. Kenyon, of Iowa, speaking support of the Alaska railroad hill ?sterday afternoon, characterized It i "a great constructive measure." Us g it as a text, he commenced upon e way railroads have been financed the past. He showed how $24,000,. i0 of the stock of the New York and ew Haven did not represent the In (stment of a single dollar. He said at this amount had been loaded upon e backs of the people." He added at the profits of such deals, and, he ild, there have been many of them, ay be found in the bank accounts of e same people "who have sought to under AInBka." (UEBEC LEGISLATURE CHARGED 0E GRAFT ?4? MONTREAL, Jan. 21.?The Montre Daily Mail in its news columns and i its editorial page today makes sen tional charges of graft and bribery ;ainst the provincial parliament at uebec. It says that it has the proof at "Incredible corruption among the embers of the legislature at Quebec" ;ists. "We know," it continues, "that oney has been paid to members of e legislature for legislation." ORTH WESTERN SAILS FOR NORTHERN POINTS 4 - SEATTLE, Jan. 21. ? The North estern sailed for Alaska last night, te had the following passenger for ineau: C. G. McKinnon, O. Olson and wife, , C. Nelson. C. S. Spaulding, L. F. ansen, Chas. T. Waul, E. J. Moore, H. Myers, N. Mullen, Mrs. J. Lang )n. E. Billodeau, Louis Aisaa, Oscar msen, Robt. Carlson, J. Curtis, Ted onohue, C. A. Gray, and thirteen eerage. 3,000 ICEWAKD 1UK F. LEWIS CLARK SANTA BARBARA, Cnllf., Jan. 21.? reward of $5,000 has been offered for le discovery of F. Lewis Clark, the pokane millionaire, if alive. All ef rts to discover his whereabouts have ius far failed. His wife still insists lat he is not dead. [AN KILLED WIFE AT HER REQUEST PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 21.?William berwein, aged 80 years, accused of illing his wife, told the court that is wife had begged him to kill her id end her sufferings. He confessed lat he had beaten her to death. Eb ?wein was sentenced to seven years i the penitentiary. Collector of Customs J. F. Pugh, re irned from Ketchikan on the Jeff ?son. HINTS TO THE WISE?U-No Lini ent for all rheumatic and other pains. W. Doran's Drug Store. 1-16-tf LORD STRATHCONA DIES AT LONDON? LONDON, Jan. 21.?Lord Strathcona e a1 and Mount Royal died here this morn ing, nged 93 years. Donald Alexander Smith created by Victoria Baron Strathcona and Mount o Royal for his work in building the Ca nadian Pacific railroad, usually re ferred to as Lord Strathcona, was born in 1820. He has often been called "Canada's Empire Builder," and for " many years he served as Canadian'"' commissioner at London. His heir is al the Hon. Mrs. Robert Howard. j al 'C , , , tl TWO BUFFALO NICKELS If. CONFUSE NEW YORKERS f'c NEW YORK, Jan. 21.?Much con- ^ fusion has been cuused throughout s( New York City and the country be- ^ cause the government has coined twoi., I I ll widely different buffalo nickels of the ., i dl tamo design and same date. i w BRAZILIAN BANK FAILS ire FOR SUM OF $4,500,000 8I ? * M RIO DE JANERIO, Brazil, Jan. 21? pi liabilities of the failed Companhiu In- (j( :orporadora of j Brazil are placed at |n $4,500,000. About . 100 rural banks ire Involved. PROUTY WILL NOT w RUN FOR SENATOR in yt BURLINGTON, Vt. Jan. 21.?On the idvice of his physician, Interstate |n Commerce Commissioner Prouty has t|, lecldcd not to enter the race for the |n United States Senatorship from Ver nont. * ? ? ve SEW YORKERS MAY th HELP CHICAGO MERCHANTS th ?+? th NEW YORK, Jan. 21.?It is stated 8a n New York that 10 well known mer- m :hants and business men have asso-1 th dated themselves into a syndicate to j p] idvance $1,000,000 to the Siegel, Coop-1. :r Co. of Chicago, which has been * jarning $300,000 to $500,000 net a (jj rear. WIFE KILLS HEKSELF BECAUSE HUBBY SCOLDED TACOMA, Jan. 21.? Because her!"1' or rusband scolded her for letting the' Shlldren disturb his slumber in the! I ;u lay time when he was off duty, Mrs. Thomas, wife of J. F. Thomas, a North-' ^ ;rn Pacific train dispatcher, committed tuicide. m :abinet officer against til invisible consolidation'! NEW YORK. Jan. 21. ? Attorney-; ^ Jeneral James C. McRcynolds would! jppose a pro rata distribution of West- j ?rp Union stock, owned by the Ameri-I :a|j Telephone among stockholders of i j hat company. The Attorney-General ^ rolds that the two wire companies are j' latural competitors, whereas the | ^ Union Pacific and the Baltimore & j|' Dhlo are not natural competitors. items of interest 'j( from haines mission ,' D HAINES, Jan. 19.?J. W. Martin is St susy taking stock of his store at this place preparatory to disposing of the same. He will leave on the Mariposa tor Douglas where he will take charge | >f the store he recently purchased from \ V. G. Rogers at that place. * * ? tl I Si Forty-five recruits arrived on the Ad-1" miral Sampson for Fort William H. ? Seward to fill up the different compan-: ' es stationed there. * * * | Mrs. Harry Fay was an outbound\ M passenger on the Spokane. She goes tor an extended visit to Eastern cities. ? * * The Spokane spent six hours at j13 Haines on her Northbound trip dis-1 scharglng 140 tons of freight for this hl place. , ai * ? ? th Among the Juneau-bound passengers 01 an the Spokane will be Judge W. B. in Stuot, Mayor Jesse Jensen, G. W. Hinchman, J. H. Combs, I. H. King [ ind Deputy Marshal W. S. Harding. t t | ei Miss Louise Anderson has returned from the South, and is organizing more dancing classes in this city. She m spent her holiday vacation at Seattle. J.