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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
" ? ? . ?? J <r ^ ;-" " ' /. rant. TIT , xrTT 372. JUNEAU, ALASKA. FRIDA.Y, JAN. 30, 1914. PRICE, TEN.CENTS ... . niTY SOULS PERISH WHEN ATLANTIC STEAMER SINKS Government To Sue American Smelting Co. WASHINGTON. Jan. 30.?The Ad ministration has decided to begin a suit for the dissolution of the Amer ican Smelting and Refining company. The announcement of the decision caused surprise for the investigations that have been prosecuted for months were so noiseless that no one knew i that the American Smelting interests were on the rack at all. MAIL BOAT "FOX" HAD A COLD TIME The gasoline mail boat "Fox." Capt. A. A. Gabbs. arrived in port last night looking very much as if she had just returned from the polar regions. Her decks and cabin were heavily enamel- : ed in icet only a portion of the win-j dows in the pilot house being clear of the coating. Capt. Gabbs says that: he experienced heavy seas and cold, weather the entire distance from Kake to Juneau. PASSENGERS LEAVING ON THE JEFFERSON The Jefferson, leaving for Seattle at six o'clock last night carried the fol lowing passengers from Juneau; Dave Housel. Mrs. S. Rothwell. V. C. Spauld ing. P. D. Peterson. W. A. Trinkle, Ed A. Norris. H. Klttilsby. W. H. Duer- j den. E. Stazewskl, and L. B. Dustin. j CORDOVA ARRIVES WITH SOME COAL The Cordova arrived at Sheep creek last night. She brings 100 tons of coal for the city bunkers and also some coal for Sheep creek: 2200 bar rels of oil for the Alaska Gastineau Co. j and 1500 barrels of oil for the Juneau ! electric light plant; also 300.000 feet of lumber for Juneau. ? + I ' MARINE NOTES I ? I ? ? The .Mariposa sails from Seattle for Juneau tonight. The Princess Maquinna sails from Vancouver tomorrow night. The Northwestern is expected from the Westward tomorrow afternoon, j She sailed from Cordova yesterday. The Spokane sailed for Skagway this morning at six o'clock and is expected to return Southbound tomorrow. The Jefferson sailed for the South : last night about six o'clock. The Humboldt is scheduled to sail j from Seattle tonight. The Admiral Evans is to sail from Seattle February 5. The Seward is to sail from Seattle' February 5. . . . ! i I, J ' I ! PERSONAL M ENTION | I J J. E. Moulton left for Skagway on the Spokane this morning. At that place he will catch the Mariposa Westbound and then make his trip to , the Interior from Cordova. John Howard and bride, who have , been sojourning in Juneau since their j wedding took place, took passage on the Spokane for Skagway. , G. A. Thayer, well known traveling man, took passage on the Spokane for Lynn Canal ports. Joseph J. Meherin left for Skagway i and Haines on the Spokane. Ed. Cathcart. a conductor on the j, Copper River & Northwestern rail- i way, and well known in Juneau, ar- ? \ived on the Jefferson from Montana. , He brought a very handsome collec tion of Montana ore specimens. Dave Housel departed on the Jeffer son leaving last night for Seattle. D. J. Blackburn, who Is to have charge of the Ingersoll-Rand Supply De pot in Juneau, arrived yesterday and i has taken rooms at the Occidental. THE WEATHER TODAY.' +? ? Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?25. Minimum?18. Precipitation?.06. Cloudy, light snow. ( I ST. GEORGE HOUSE OPEN. The St. George House Is now open and ready for business*. Everything new. Good light and well ventilated rooms. Baths, electric lights and bells. Good board. Reasonable rates by the day. week or month. 10-1-tf J. C. HOULIHAN, Prop. J JUNEAU YOUNG MAN BRINGS HOME BRIDE 1 I Victor H. Wilhelm, well Known mln- < ing engineer, property owner and pop- , ulur member of Juneau business clr- , cles, returned on tbe Spokane last | night bringlngja bride which Juneau society will take pleasure In welcom- ] Ing to the Capital City. They were , married at Spokane on January 20, ; the wedding culminating a romance , which began two years ago when the < bride, at that time Miss Bonnie Ethel < Taylor, taught in the Juneau public < schools. The bride Is the daughter of t Mr. John S. Taylor, of Harrington, < Washington, and was very popular in \ social circles there as she is In Ju neau. i The groom is a member of the well ] known Arm of Wettrick and Wilhelm, formerly Hill. Wettrick and Wilhelm, t surveyors and engineers. He has ( lived in Juneau for a long time but has been Indentlfled with the great > development projects of other sections j of the Territory. ^ He was one of the Held engineers j engaged in the construction of the Copper River and Northwestern rail- j road and later was engaged by the t government in making the first land < surveys in the Fairbanks section. fc Recently Mr. Wilhelm built a hand- t some house in Juneau at the corner of Seventh and Gold streets, where he t aqd his young bride have already es- c tablished their home. j A Spokane, Wash., paper, referring t to the procuring of the necessary mar- t riage license, says: j "Victor Wilhelm, a mining engineer j from Juneau. Alaska, took out a 11- r cense yesterday at the county audi tor's office for marriage with Miss Bon nie Ethel Taylor, of Harrington. Some difficulty was experienced when the bridegroom produced a roll of bills in payment for the license, the small- h est of which, $50, was too big for '' the auditor's office to change. h "The bride was then appealed to n and furnished the necessary $4.50 for the license." ^ ALASKAN HOTEL ARRIVALS o The following arrivals are registered ^ at the Alaskan Hotel: C. B. Kirk. H. B. Cassies, J. H. Mont gomery, E. M. McVeltty, Geo. B. Fre dell, W. H. Bogle. W. "B. Stratton, B. ? C. Shorts, Seattle; Chris Huger and wife, Foster Bay; W. F. Elliott. Chi cago; P. Paulson. Prince Rupert; E. Miller, Prince Rupert; H. W. Marsh, S Whitehorse; Victor Sicott, Cordova; VV. G. Lynch, Proctor, Minn.; J. How ard and wife. Nelson, B. C.; A. M. Goodman, Seattle; D. I. Mulr, Seattle; ? Z. Perovlch, J. Miyomoto and wife, Ka- a talla. 1] ? ? il LEAVING ON SPOKANE. 1 The Spokane, sailing foe Skagway. r took the fololwing passengers from Ju neau: 0. A. Thayer, J. E, Moulton, w John Howard and wife, L. E. Benner, ^ John Thompson, H. Benby. D. McRae, a ind M. Welier. 000 n ATHLETIC CLUB DANCE ? LAST NIGHT A SUCCESS t( The regular weekly dance, given by e the Juneau Athletic club in Elks' hall d last night, was well attended and was 11 :>ne of the most enjoyable affairs since 0 the entertainments were Inaugurated. b The high class dance music was one n of the special features. 81 0 0 0 r THE PIPE WENT OUT ?ALSO THE LIGHTS ??? Last evening about five o'clock a bursted steam pipe at the plant of a the Alaska Electric Light and Power f| company caused the machinery to stop ^ temporarily and in consequence can- A dies had to be used about town for a r short period. , e ? ? ? F Entitled to Credit. a Gov. Strong Is entitled to credit for 11 the statement that Alaska Is really f< growing. It is a novelty In Alaska for e' i Governor to make such a statement li ?Douglas News. It tl Fred Stevenson, head of the Union P Iron Works, returned to Juneau yes terday after a visit of several weeks d in the Statea.| He brought back a new v Overland car. ? f> LANE APPROVES CLAIMS fOR PATENT The Juneau land office has been no tified that Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane has approved for patent threo of the eighteen mlllsite locations of the Alaska Copper com pany, situated on Copper Harbor ou the east side of Hetta Inlet, Prince of Wales Island. The decision disposes jf three objections that wero raised when the application was originally nado and clarifies the legal aspect as to the acquisition of mill sites. The locations in question formed a part of an application made by claim mt to patent to 18 lode claims and 18 mlllsite claims. The lode claims were contiguous with the millsite lo- ' nations. The lode claims were pat- ' mted in 1904. By the decision of the Secretary of the Interior at that time til of the millsite locations were can :elled, three causes for such action >eing set forth as follows: First?That the proof submitted did lot show Improvements utilized for ninlng and milling purposes; Second?That the claims were con lguous and adjacent to the lode . :laims; Third?That the 18 millsite claims vere surveyed to the line of ordinary ligh tide, it was held that the reser vation of a 60-foot strip for highway mrposes was being encroached upon! Secretary Lane holds upon supple nental proof submitted to the depart nent, that the time of the original lo- ^ sation sufficient improvements had ieen made upon the three claims which lave been approved for patent. The second c :ti >n raised by the ormer secretao ->f the interior was iisposed of by Secretary Lane in the Vlaska Midland case. The third objection is overcome by 1 he holding that the law in reference o the 60-foot strip, merely contem ilates an easement for highway pur- ( loses and is not a bar to acquiring latent for other purposes. GAME CALLED OFF. ?+? The basketball game which was to | ave been played between the Juneau Lthletic club team antf the Juneau igh school team in Jaxon's rink to Ight has been called off. , t t 1 1USIC AND BATH CHARMS JUNEAU LADS ! A party of Juneau young men went ver to Treadwell as guests of mem era of the Treadwell club and spent he evening enjoyably. Music and r wimming consumed the time. They ' lso witnessed a spirited game of bas- '' etball between the Mexican and the 1 lachine shop teams. ? ^ ? t AGE OF AUK VILLAGE ADVISES YOUNG THLINKETS Juneau Camp No. 4,> Alaska Native b Irotherhood was organised in tho s chool house of Auk village, Juneau, ist night. There were 30 present^ but : was found that of thiB number only 1 were eligible for membership on ac- i ount of the qualifications that are (] equired. During the pfbgress of the B eliberations a very earnest speech t ?as delivered by an aged member of f le "Kokwanton" clan, named Yakon, nd who lives in Auk village. 5 He said in part: "In times past, lany years ago, we, the Thlinkets, rul- c d this country from Portland canal c ) the Copper River. Then came d lie white man and gradually the pow- j r has been taken from us. It is our t uty, the duty of the young men of c ie Thlinkets to prepare for the new f rder of things, that they may again e a factor in the government of tholr d ative country. The young should ,] eek education that will give them tho j( Ights of citizenship." I ? ? I EVERYBODY REJOICING. All of Alaska is rejoicing today and general spirit of hopefulness abounds ar no other reason than because the 1 Tnited States Senate lias passed the P Jaska railroad bill, and there is every 1 eason to believe that it will be approv d by the House of Representatives, lurrah! There is also rejoicing In Se ttle. The liberation of Alaska from lie bondage that has so long held back '' :s progress means material prosperity 2 :>r the Puget Sound metropolis, but very Alaskan must admit that the bus less men of Seattle are entitled to a irge reward for the vigorous efforts tiey have made to bring about the resent hopeful conditions In the v forth. In fact we do not hesitate to b eclare that all of the Pacific Coast t rill share in the benefits.?Douglas a lews. li J Mexican Federals Lose 400 Men at Saltillo BROWNSVILLE, Tex.. Jan. 30.? Pour hundred Federal .soldiers wero killed In a battle near SaltlUo yester day or executed after the contest by the victorious Constitutionalist troops. Constitutionalists Get Money. JUAREZ, Jan. <}0.?Five millions In Mexican dollars and American cash were collected by rebels acting under orders from Gen. Villa through forced loans from banks, merchants, mines and the estates of the Terrazas and Creel families. The paper of the Con stitutionalists' government was given for the money. Wilson Says: "No Crisis." WASHINGTON, Jan. 30?President Woodrow Wilson, speaking ' to the newspaper men yesterday with refer ence to the foreign policy of the ad ministration, said that there is no cri sis any where. He spoke hopeful of the situation with reference to Mexico and Japan. However, he sounded a warning against the unwarranted spe# ulatlon on the part of the press as to the state of foreign affairs. Mexican Stocks Falling. PARIS, Jan. 30.?There was a sharp decline on the Bourse In all Mexican railway and other stocks yesterday. Mexican bonds fell from 3 to 4% points. English Think U. 8. Must Intervene. LONDON, Jan. 30.?The holders ot Mexican securities in London believe that the ultimate occupation of Mex ico bj? the United States Is inevitable. BRONCHO FEATURE FILM VERY GOOD?GRAND THEATRE. . ?7+? "A Shadow of the Past." a story of " - Pioneers' struggle with the In is; very exciting, thrilling acts, In parts. This feature has over l/> , people acting. It will certainly hold you with the'greatest interest \'ou will see some daring acts. A story that you will not forgot for a | long time. I This great feature Is produced and , icted by the "Broncho" Film Co. Ono , jf the greatest and leading stock com panies in the moving picture world. | All you pioneers come and see the show tonight Besides we show a Gaumont Week y, latest events from the world, al- , ivaya good. ] "Comedy of Errors," a Solax comedy ( .vith Billy Quirk at his best. Saturday?matinee at 2 p. m. , J RENNER McKINLEY PLEADS NOT GUILTY ?+? ? This morning Renner McKinley, the ' ioonah Indian indicted forasault with ' i dangerous weapon, entered a plea 8 >f not guilty. Judge R. A. Gunnison s his attorney. 1 Uhder Advisement. At the conclusion of the hoaring last ^ light in tho injunction proceedings ^ irought by John C. Hyde against Thomas Ashby and Marshnl H. L. 1 'nulkner. The matter was taken un- 1 ler advisement. Hyde is alleged to C >e a trespasser on the Price Place in ,n action brought in the commission- ' r's court, wherein a writ of eject ncnt was issued.' As plaintiff, Hyde, n the present action, is seeking to c i& protected in his possession of lands " aid to be on the government reserve. r _____ a <3 Not, Guilty; ( The Jury trying the case of Hum- f icrt Mnchctte, indicted for selling 11- ( ;uor to Indians, returned a verdict of lot guilty after being out a short c imo. John G. Held conducted the de ense by appointment from the court. Q iplrldon Chullck Indicted for Larceny. . The grand jury this morning return d a true bill against Spiridon Chullck, harglng the crime of larceny from a welling. He is now in the Federal ail, having been apprehended since c he indictment was returned. The ourt appointed J. A. Hellenthal to de- . end the prisoner. Four counts are named in the in ictment: Larceny from the resi ence of J. B. Marshall on two occas- n ons, from the residence of Hector Mc c ,ean and from the residence of Dr. c \ J. Mahone. PRIZE NIGHT, JAXON'S RINK. ^ Tonight is prize'night at the rink., 'he larger the crowd, the larger the t irize. ? Good pictures will be run be- 8 ween 8:30 and 9:30. e ?j? ? r ROYAL LUNCH. ? ?+? Fresh spring chicken tamale, fried <? n butter, first class; price 35c and 5c. Call up Central for "Tamale oe." 1-30-tf. ? ? ? ii ROYAL FRUIT CO., Phone 280.' c The orange skin that has that vel- r ety feeling is on the "Iris brand naval ranges. Unquestionably the skin Is hInner, and the orange the juiciest a nd sweetest grown. Handled only by o loyal Fruit Co., phone 280. a GOMPERS SAYS M'DONALD IS LIAR INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Jan. 30.?Dun sail McDonald, of the United Mlno Workers of America, today charged President Samuel Oompers of the American Federation of Labor of be ing drunk during the recent session at Seattle. President Goinpers replied that "McDonald is a liar and slander jr." ? + ?. NOME NOW HAS WEEKLY DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER ?+? NOME, Jan. 30.?A Democratic weekly newspaper will make its ap pearance here tomorrow. It will be the "Nome Democrat." kTr\,ii vnni/tin T D t VPC L^JEJW 1 UIVIVJDU iiliA Y JUO MONEY FOR POOR NEW YORK, Jan. 30.?H. M. GeB ;heldt, a New York lawyer, haa left 1150,000, or half bis fortune, to estab lab a bread line, each loaf to be, stamped with his name. MANUFACTURING PLANTS RESUMING BUSINESS ! ? ? NEW YORK, Jan. 30. ? The New fork Herald fluda that manufacturing ndustries in the vicinity of New York eport a general resumption of busi leas, with additions to plants and in creases of employees. :ant get nanaimo coal for 30 days ?+? W. E. Nowell, agent for the Alaska Steamship company in Juneau, this norning received the following cable idvlces from the office of the traffic lepartment in Seattle: "Impossible , o secure Nanaimo or Ladysmith coal or 30 days. Can we substitute good | ^ lomox coal for shipment on Seward?" [ The Seward Is scheduled to leave' ieattle February 5 and orders have een cabled In for several hundred tons ( f Nanaimo coal for Gastineau channel. i, iandits burn and sack chinese city . ?I? SHANGHAI, China, Jan. 30.?Two housand bandits sacked the entire ' Ity of Liuan Chow yesterday. 2HINA OFFICIALLY ADOPS CONFUCIANISM . ?*? . PEKING, China, Jan. SO.?The ad- ( ninlstratlvo council has passed a bill fhclaly adopting Confucianism as the . Itate religion. ARKANSAS COAL MINERS GO OUT ON STRIKE ( !i FORT SMITH. Ark., Jan. 30.?One houM&d coal miners went out on a ( trike this morning for the purpose pf ( n forcing the employment of ? four j acmbers of the union who were do- 1 lied employment. iOETHAL'S NAME GOES TO UNITED STATES SENATE WASHINGTON, Jan. 30?The Pres flent sent the name of Col. G. W. j ioethals to be Governor of the Pan-j( ma Canal Zone to the Senate last light. j, C. J. Atkinson, representing boot f nd shoe manufacturers and dealers 1 , >f San Francisco, Is In Juneau and Is j , guest of the Occidental. Steamships Collide; One Sinks In Ten Minutes fAVOR APPROVAL Of PEACE TREATIES WASHINGTON, Jan. 30?The for eign relations committee of the United States Senate recommended this morn ing the immediate ratification of the general arbitratipn treaties between the United States and Great Britain, Japan and 23 other Nations. JOSLIN SAYS PROSPECTS GOOD SEATTLE, Jan. 30.?Falcon Joslln, the Tanana valley railroad man, has wired the Seattle Chamber of Com merce, saying: "The prospects for the passage of the Alaska railroad bill in the House are good. The vote will take place Wednesday, or two weeks from that time." SEATTLE FUGITIVE CAUGHT IN GOTHAM SEATTLE, Jan. 30.?Harold C. Wil liams, secretary and treasurer of Syl vester Brothers, wholesale grocers of this city, was arrested today in New York City on a charge of embezzle ment. He fled from Seattle a few days ago, but nothing was said about it un til the missing man was apprehended. The alleged shortage is J8.000. SUPREME COURT HAS RALPH FARRISS CASE ?+? LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30.?The tran script of the evidence and other rec cords in the case of Ralph Farriss, the bandit who has been sentenced to death, have been forwarded to the supreme court DISAPPOINTED LITIGANT BREAKS UP COURT ROOM SEATTLE, Jan. 30.? When Judge R. B. Albertson yesterday gave his wife a divorce, the custody of their children and half of the property, Mar tin Huff fell in a faint in the court room. He revived suddenly, and wrecked the furniture in the ocurt i room before being overpowered. RAILROAD PUTS BAN I ON DRINK HABITi ?s? PITTSGURGH, Pa., Jnn. 30. ? The Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad has uimmarlly dismissed 126 employees < Tor drinking, and expects to discharge < 500 more for the same reason. i' ? ? ? i I REGIONAL RESERVE MEN j< MEETING AT PORTLAND J1 PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 30.?Secre- j jiry of the Treasury William G. Mc-1 \doo and Secretary of Agriculture | David P. Houston are holding a hear- ' ng here today on Portland's claims to |1 i regional reserve bank. 1 ? ? jl GOVERNMENT SUES il HAVILAND PEOPLE j NEW YORK, Jan. 30.?The govern- ' nent brought suit yesterday to collect I (1,250,000 from Haviland and company 'or undervaluing Imported chlnaware l 'or the purpose of paying duty. ; I ENGLISH SOAP COMBINE i FOR CHINA TRADE;1 1 ?+? NEW YORK, Jan. 29.?A Shanghai 1 :able says a British soap combine has Jeen formed for the manufacture of * map and products in China, with a lomlnnl capital of $175,000,000. The rnmbine includes the Lever Bros., 3runner-Mond, Crosfleld, Gossage and S ftrasmlc companies. 1 l SOVERNMENT CANNOT STOP SANDING CHICKS 1 WASHINGTON. Jan. 30.?The De-! ? jnrtment has decided that it cannot 11 itop the customs of feeding chickens 11 jound for market on paste loaded with * land for the purpose of increasing j1 heir weight as they do not become I' bod until they are slaughtered. The 1 mention is one for the State to act'< jpon. I ? jl The Empire $1.00 a month delivered. i NORFOLK, Va., Jnn. 30?The steam ship Monroe sunk this morning within ten minutes after being in collision wlh the steamship Nantucket. Forty nine of the passengers and crew of the Monroe were drowned. Eighty-five were rescued. The catastrophe was over so quick ly that there was no time in which to save those on board the ill-fated craft. Many of then* went down with the ship. Others were drowned after they had jumped clear of the wreck age and before they could be picked up. JAMES FRAWLEY GETS NOME COMMISSIONERSHIP ?+? NOME, Jan. 30.?Judge John Ran dolph Tucker, Jr., of the United States District Court, yesterday appointed James Frawley to be United States court commissioner at this place. There is much dissatisfaction among the Democrats of this place over the appointment. Frawley succeeds Geo. D. Scoficld. SOCIALIST SAYS I. W. W. . ARE LOSSING GROUND NEW YORK, Jan. 30?Kate Rish ards O'Hara, member of the Interna tional Socialist Bureau of Paris, says the Industrial Workers of the World are losing ground daily. They have at present not more than 14.000 members, while various unions have 3,000,000 members. LONDON DESTROYS ANCIENT CITY SEAL LONDON, Jan. 30.?The seal of the City of London, used since 1380, has been broken up and destroyed and a new one prepared. AMERICAN BUFFALOES ARE NOW INCREASING ?+? WASHINGTON, Jan. 30.?A census of buffaloes shows that the number in North America is now 3,453, an in crease of 546 over lar,t year. SOCIETY TO MARK AN HISTORICAL SPOT SPRINGFIELD. III., Jan. 30. ? The Historical Society of Illinois is about to mark the spot where Abraham Lin coln met Jefferson Davis during the Black Hawk war in 1832. PRESIDENT HONORS MEMORY OF McKINLEY WASHINGTON, Jan. 30.?President Wood row Wilson and many officials of :he government honored the memory sf the late President William McKln ey yesterday by wearing red carna tions in the lapels of their coats. Yes terday was the 71st anniversary of dcKinley's birth. ORPHEUM. - - "Never too Late to Mend," the two ?eel-special Edison picture drama, was he attraction at the Orpheum theatre ast evening. The story by Charles [ieade is strong in dramatic incidents ind gives opportunity for the appear mce in the play of several of the Edl jon company's dramatic artists, Bige ow Cooper and,Mary Fuller, being es pecially featured. "The Volunteer Strikebreakers," a ;ood comedy by the Vltagraph com pany, shows some funny incidents in in up-to-date cafe. "What George Did," a farce comedy, >y the Essany company Is Just for aughing purposes. A good show vhlch will be repeated this evening. SPOKANE BRINGS BIG LIST OF PASSENGERS The Spokane, arriving from the South yesterday, brought a heavy mail md the following passengers passen gers for Juneau: F. E. Parson, V. H. Wilhelm and vife, Fred Stevenson, Gordon Dood, ?'red H. Smith, D. I. Molr, Hans Hol 18, R. C. Post, Frank B. Post, R. G. 5eltret and wife, Edward Peltset, Chas. Pray, R. H. Allen, O. C. Waagcn, 0. Sandy, John Jorgenson, G. Brooks, W. ... Tompkins, Joe Gust, Ely Miller, Pete Paulson, Bob Montincgro, Victor Bianco, Archie Smith, Steve Hryn :hnk, David Kovel( S. Stanlchf C. G. Bendy, W. F. Everett, Geo. Howe, Jr., ^rs. J. M. Campbell, A. H. Atkinson, V. M. Goodman, and M. R. Goodman.