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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. III.. NO. 374. JUNEAU, ALASKA. MONDAY, FEB. 2, 1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS ?- ' ' : TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES PLEAD GUILTY TODAY Grand Jury Wants Laws Rigorously Enforced In its final report, the grand jury that has been in session at Juneau since the early part of last month, made some stringent recommendations as to the enforcement of the laws reg ulating the liquor traffic; that the of fice of the United States Commission er at Wrangell be investigated; that saloons should be required to keep a public record of all sales of liquor pur chased for consumption oft the prem ises; that United States Marshal H. L. Faulkner's recommendation that pris oners should be required to labor upon public works should be carried out; that the United States commissioner at Juneau should be authorized to in dex the records of his office down to the year 1S90; that grand jurors should be paid $5 a day; that there be uniform school books provided for whole Ter ritory, and it exteuded its thauks to the turt and the district attorney's offl' "or assistance rendered to the Jur Jury is Discharged. <?r being in session for 19 days, ac og upon 67 cases?19 of which w? e original investigations?the grand Jt submitted its final report this n ing^ and was discharged. The j returned 55 indictments and 12 ) .rue bills. "lie jury examined 243 witnesses employed two interpreters. Judge R. W. Jennings complimented and thanked the grand jury for the faithful manner in which it discharged i?s work. Liquor Traffic Recommendations .. The grand jury recommendations concerning the liquor traffic follow: "We recommend that the law against the sale of liquor by saloons to minors and to habitual drunkards be rigidly and stringently enforced. "It has been officialy brought to our notice repeatedly during our session here that the prostitutes in all of the towns within this Division are habit ually following the practice of selling liquor to men who come to their places, and even to minors. This practice is not only reprehensible but is so clear ly criminal that the only explanation we have been able to find for the fail ure of the officials to prosecute offend ers is that they have felt that the sen timent of the community was not such as to support or bring about convic tions. but in this we are fully con vinced the officials are now in error, whatever may have been the facts in the past; and we strongly recommend that the laws in this regard be en forced to the letter, and we believed that the sentiment in the communi ties of Southeastern Alaska is in favor of such enforcement and that convic tions for violations of the law can be obtained. "It is matter or common Knowledge that In some of the saloons in Juneau and Douglas men are to be found at practically any hour of the night or morning in a state of beastly, helpless Intoxication, and we are firmly con vinced that the sentiment of these communities is wholly in favor of such an enforcement of the laws now on the statute books as will entirely do away with this condition of things. "And we further recommend that the present laws relating to the sale of liquor be supplemented by a statute requiring that all saloons keep a reg ister in writing of all sales of liquor where the same is to be carried or Is carried away from the premises and not drunk on the premises, and that such register shall record the date of such sale, the person to whom made, and the quantity and kind of liquor and the price paid therefor, and that said registers be open to Inspection, dur ing all business hours, by United States and Territorial officials author ized to enforce the laws relating to the sale of liquor; and that such stat ute impose a penalty for failure to keep such a record accurately." CATHOLIC MEN MEETING. Wednesday. Feb. 4. 8 p. m.. all th? Catholic men will meet in Fathet Drathman's residence to organize a Catholic society. Mrs. S. L. Burton and her sistet Miss A. F. Williams were passengers on the Southbound Northwestern. THE WEATHER TODAY. ?+? Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?33. Minimum?23. Cloudy and snow. JUNEAU YOUNG COUPLE UNITED IN MARRIAGE Miss Donna Beardon and Mr. 0. W. Leafgreen of Juneau, were united in marriage by Judge J. B. Marshall at . 10 o'clock Saturday evening, January '31, in the apartments of S. H-Mllwee. in the Seward building. There were no guests present except the witnesses ; to the ceremony, Mr. S. H. Milwee and Miss Pearl Wagoner. Immediately af ter the ceremony a wedding supper was served at the home prepared for the young couple in the Rankin apart ments. Both of the contracting par ties are very popular in Juneau and have been burdened with the good wishes of hosts of friends. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Beardon of LaGrsnde, Ore., and came to Juneau last June. The bridegroom has lived in Junean far more than three' years and has for the past two years been in charge of the clothing and gentlemen's furnish ing department of the Charles Gold stein stores. BOWLING TOURNAMENT MAY BE ARRANGED Plans are developing for a bowling tournament between teams represent ing Juneau. Treadwell, Skagway, Whitehorse and Fort William H. Sew ard. Whether the games will be played by wire, each team working on j i?j own alley, or by a series of visits of teams representing the different towns to the other towns participat ing has not been decided. The matter was taken up Saturday evening by Ju neau Elks with W. C. Blanchard, one of the leading bowlers of the Skag way Elks, who is in Juneau. The team representing Fort William H. Seward won the last tournament that was participated in by teams of the North DISTRICT COURT NOTE8. Nakane Guilty. The jury trying Jack Nakane for the crime of selling liquor to Indians brought in a verdict of guilty Satur day night. Chullck Plead* Guilty. Spiridon Chullck. indicted for the crime of larceny from a dwelling, this morning entered a plea of guilty in the district court. Secret Indisctment. The grand jury this morning brought in another secret indictment. VALDEZ SCHOOL TEACHER WILL REMAIN IN JUNEAU Miss E. Clementine Walgrcn, a friend of Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Vaut, of Juneau, and who has been teaching school in Valdez for the past two years arrived in Juneau on the Northwestern and has taken apartments at the Hotel Cain. Miss Walgren has decided to make her home in Juneau. AGENT LYONS OFF ON MONTH'S VACATION Charles T. Lyons, agent for the Al aska Steamship company at Skagway is now enjoying the first few hours of his annual vacation. Accompanied I by Mrs. Lyons he is aboard the North western enroute to the States. They : expect to be gone about four weeks. ? ? ? NORTHWESTERN TAKES FEW SOUTHBOUND The Northwestern, arriving from the Westward at an early hour yesterday morning took the following passengers 1 from Juneau: Mrs. H. Fay. W. H. Ham 11 fer. Miss G. Shanklin, Mrs. S. L. Bur ton, Miss A. F. Williams. W. DeLong> i1 H. L. Bebout and wife, Harry Cassles, | H. G. Weir, P. E. Mickelson. j W. C. Blanchard, chief clerk to the j president and general manager of the White Pass & Yukon Route, arrived > in Juneau, and will remain here until ? the next sailing North. i ? ? ? THREE NOTABLES DIE IN STATES YESTERADY NEW YORK. Feb. 2 ?Gen. James Grant Wilson, soldier, editor and au thor died here yesterday. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 4. ? Charles E. Dana, the artist, died here yester day. BREMERTON. Wash., Feb. 2.?Dr Carrie E. Logan, niece of the late Gen John A. Logan, died here last night ALASKA EBNER WINS GOLD CREEK CASE ?+? Judge R. W. Jennings this morning rendered his decision In the Injunc tion suit filed by the Alaska-Juneau Gold Mining So. against the Alasku Ebner Gold Mines Co. et al to restrain the defendants from taking the water from Gold creek. The decision finds for the defendants. The court hold that the plaintiff Com pany was not entitled to an injuctlon pending a trial of the cause on Its merits. From evidence adduced the court finds that the defendant, Alaska Elmer Gold Mines company, was first to give notice of Its Intention to take the water from Gold creek and apply It to beneficial use and 6ince that time had used due diligence In the conduct of Its work toward that end up to the time of the beginning of the action. MARSHAL L. T. ERWIN TAKES PRISONERS OUT * - Marshal L. T. Erwln, of Fairbanks, and assistants, arc aboard the North-; wetstern with prisoners enroute to McNeil's Island penitentiary and to the asylum at Morningside. The fol lowing are the prisoners and the causes of their commitment: William McKlnzie, S. Dockham, Harry Wendll. insane, enroute to Morningside; Frank Alblni, life sentence McNeil's island, for murder of Steve Barossco; George Foss, sentenced 12 years McNeil's Isl and, larceny; William Miller, 5 yers J MceNlIs' Island, larceny; Emit Hart man, 5 years McNeil's island, assault with dangerous weapon; Walter! | Moore, one year McNeil's island, ob-! J talnlng money under false pretenses. ? ? ? JOHN F. PUGH IS NOW COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS John P. Pugh became collector of customs for Alaska yesterday morning when he took the oath of office, ad ministered by his brother-in-law. Unit ed States District Jugde Robert W. Jennings. Mr. Pugh was appointed I j to the office last November, and was confirmed by the Senate before Its ad journment for the special session. [ The appointment of Mr. Pugh was ' a promotion. He has been in the cus ! toms Bervlce for many years^ and, it Is said, is the only Democrat in the service. J.H.S. BAND HAS NEW REHEARSING QUARTERS | The J.H.S. band will meet for prnc I tice tonight in the Ore hall In the city hall building at 8 o'clock. The band, 'through the efforts of Mayor C. W. [carter and Fire Chief Milt Winn, has been granted the privilege of using the Arc hall in the city hall building two evenings of each week for band re hearsals. The manager of the C. W. Young company has loaned the band ; boys folding chairs to be placed in the i hall for their use. Lockers are to be i built for music, instruments and other < band paraphernalia. The band has ! been without practlco for the last six I or eight weeks on account of ino suit ! able place in which to meet I1K-: !MERRY DEL VAL SUCCEEDS RAMPOLLA AT ST. PETERS ROME, Feb. 2.?Merry Del Val yes terday assumed the position of arch priest at St. Peter's, succeeding Ram polla. CORPORATIONS NOT EXEMPTED IN NEW LAW Edgar C. Raine, deputy collector of internal revenue for the district of Washington and Alaska, this rooming stated that under the provisions of the Income tax law, corporations no longer have the $5,000 exemption, but are re quired to pay one per cent, on the en tire net income. The returns of both individuals and corporations to the tax must be in the office of Internal Revenue Collector Da vid J. Williams at Tacoma. Washing ton. before March 1 of each year In cluding 1914. In cases where individ uals have net incomes which just reach the amount of exemption, they must make returns of such incomes and claim exemption.; -i :.:i . . In case any person liable for said tax has not received thq necessary blank on which to make the return, ? the same will be furnished on appli cation to Mr. Raine at the Hotel Cain, , Juneau. Mrs. M. K. Struble, the Juneau ae i countant and stenographer, left on the Georgia yesterday for Sitka where she goes to assist Prof. C. C. George , son in the preparation of his annual , statement for the year. She will re , turn to Juneau. KERN TALKS TO " MINE WORKERS IND1ANAFOLI8. Ind., Feb. 2. ? Speaking bote Saturday night before the United 'Mlno Workers, Senator John W. Kern, Democratic leader in the United States Senate, said that he brought to tho workingmen a mess age of good will from both sides of tho Uulted State:; Senate. Ke counseled harmony and temporato action In all things, declaring tho present to be a crucial tlmo for organized labor. SUEERAGETTES SNUB PRESIDENT WILSON WASHINGTON. Feb. 2.?President Wood row Wilson was snubbed today by 300 working women when he told them that he could give them no en couragement in connection with a re quest that they had just made t o se cure his support In favor of a consti tutional amendment enfranchising the women of the United States. The wom en passed single file before the Pres ident and many of them refuse4 Jo take his proferrcd hand. ? ?V f JUDGE J. Y. OSTRANDER IS GOING SOUTH ILL Judge John Y. Ostrander of Valdez is a passenger on tho Southbound Northwestern cnrcute to Seattle for treatment. He Is very 111, according to report. Mrs. Ostrander Is with him. ARRIVALS IN NORTH WE8TERN The Northwestern, arriving from the Westward Sunday morning at 3:00 o'clock, brought the following passen gers for Juneau: From Valdez?J. R. Guerrin, E. M. Kempeer, Miss E. Clementine Wal gren. From Cordova?William Reappo, Ax el Olson. From Skagway?Ernset Walker, A. VanMavern. JUNEAU ELKS TO HAVE SOCIAL EVENING The Elks are giving another of their popular social evenings, Friday, Feb. 6th, commencing at 8:30 p. m., for Elks and their Indies. All visiting Elks in the city are cordlaly Invited, and I will be admitted by card. Banquet at 11:30. The Juneau orchestra will fur nish music. ALASKAN HOTEL ARRIVALS. The following arrivals are registered at the Alaskan Hotel: H. B. Wallace, Bruce C. Shorts, W. B. Strntton, W. H. Bogle, D. I. Molr, Gorge B. Fre'dcll, A. M. Goodman, Se attle: J. L. Perevlch, E Miller, P. Paul | son, Bob Frisco, S. Stamlch. city, Vic tor Sicott, Cordova; H. W. Marsh, Whltehorse: W. F. Elliott, Chicago. OWNERS OF WRECK SUE COLLIDING STEAMSHIP NORFOLK. Va., Feb. 2.?The own ers of the Monroe, which sunk as the ! result of n collision with the Nantuck | ot last week, have brought suit in the Federal court against the Nantucket for $1,000,000, alleging the loss of life and the vessel to be due to the care lessness of the officers of the Nantuck et. ? I <1>. ? I I PERSONAL MENTION I I 1 | ?$?_ ??- . .1 i 4* Ralph Schmidt, the Alaska repre sentative of a San Francisco and Se attle wholesale hardware house left on the Spokane for the South. W. F. Whltely, well known insur ance man of Fairbanks( is a passen ger on the Northwestern enroute to Seattle. Joe Hcacock, formerly a membor of the Fairbanks city council. Is a pas senger on. the Northwestern, enroute to Seattle. Louis Anderson, of the firm of An derson Brothers and Nerland, passed through Juneau on the Northwestern, S. R. Weiss, well known mining man of Fairbanks, is a Southbound passen ger aboard the Northwestern. H. J. Haasch has resigned his posl tion with the C. W. Young company and may go to the Westward soon. H. G. Weir, cashier In the office ol i the Pacific Coast company In Juneau ? left on the Northwestern Sunday foi I a four weeks' vacation in the States. James Lawler and wife of Funtei left for their- home on the Georgia. WISCONSIN MAN CLAIMS. DISCOVERY WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.?Prof. Law-, rence Martin, of the University of Wls co" 'In. an authority on glaciers in a letter uu... "'1 to the National Geo graphic Bocletyt claims to be the dis coverer of a new Alaska railway route connecting Portage or Passage bay and Prince William sound and Turnagain arm. The discovery of a new pass be tween Prince William sound at Port age bay and Turnagain arm, connect ing with the Alaska Northern railroad at that place, was announced last year, and there was quite a rush to secure locations at Portage bay. Many of those who have made the trip over the pass claim that It offers a shorter lino and better grade to the coast for the Alaska Northern road than that now used by it to Seward. It Is be ing urged as the proper course for the proposed government railroad from the Alaska coast to the interior. EVERYBODY PREDICTS f GOOD TIMES I NEW YOItK, Feb. 2.?The New York ; | Herald, reviewing the business situa-, tlon at the end of the first month ofj 1914, says business conditions have immeasurably improved already, and it expressed the opinion that the im provement will continue Indefinitely. It presents Interviews from many i sources to justify Its position. President Wilson Gratified. A Washington special says Presi dent Wilson considors the general con dition of the country most gratifying, i [He belioveB that in nearly every sec tion there Is prosperity, due largely to the new tariff law. Looks Bright to Steel Men. A Pittsburgh dispatch says Presi- : don Farroll of the United States Steel ; says: "I regard business prospects as bright They are good In Pittsburgh. The Steel Corporation has spent $16, 000,000 in the Pittsburgh district In; he last two years, and more operations i are under contemplation." Forgan' Is Hopeful. A Chicago dispatch quotes James B. I Forgan, president of the National City' Bank, aB follows: "Business is grad ually adjusting itself to the new con ditions established by the recently en acted tariff bill. Should the new cur- l rency system prove all that the govern ment believes It to be, confidence will be restored immediately and prosper-1 ity will be re-established." Simmons Sees Improvement. President Simmons of the Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis, says: "It Is my . 'finont that following January there win .. ? decided improvement of feeling, which will be visible to everybody not later than July, but showing a slight gain in each month, beginning with January." London Situation Rosy. LONDON, Feb. 2.?A boom is cur rent in investment ? securties in the London market. All high-class Btocks and bonds are buoyant. PROMINENT SEATTLE MERCHANT IS DEAD SEATTLE. Feb. 2.?A. G. Buchanan, for many years a prominent merchant In this city, formerly member of the Garvey-Buchanan company, died here j yesterday. STOCK EXCHANGE TO FIGHT OWN BILL | NEW YORK, Feb.' 2.?A committee! headed by President Mabon of the I New York Stock Exchange will go | to Washington Wednesday of this week ! to oppose the Owen stock exchange regulation bill. BANKS WANT TO JOIN NEW RESERVE SYSTEM WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.?More than half of the national banks in United States now have made legal applica tion for membership In the new Fed eral reserve system. FARMERS MAY GET CHEAPER LOANS WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. ? Senator ? George W. Norris, of Nebraska, has in 1 troduced a bill which would permit government loans on farm mortgages t at 4 per cent, government to raise , the necessary funds at 3% per cent. L. K. Kennedy, goneral manager of - the Jualln mines, left for Jualin on the last trip of the Georgia. DIAZ' MANAGER TO QUIT MEXICO MEXICO CITY, Fob. 2.?Jose Luis Requina, chief of the Felix Diaz or ganization, was arrested today and released upon his giving a promise that he will leave the country. Germany Backing U. S. MEXICO CITY, Feb. 2.?A complete agreement on the vital phases of the Mexican question exists between Von Plntze, the German Minister to Mexi co, and Llnd, with the approbation of the German government. Recent con ference between them resulted in the strongest assurances by the Berlin rep- , resentative that Germany will co-op- j erate in all things with the United | States. v I Morgan Ask* Government Aid. WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.?J. P. Mor gan & Company have represented to the United States government that they represent people holding $50,000, 900 of Mexican government securities upon which the interest has defaulted, und they have asked the government to help them collect it. It is under stood that the State Department will Jo nothing until Huerta Is eliminated from thp situation. SENATOR CULLOM'S I BODY AT REST M I CPRINGFIELD, 111., Feb. 2?The body of former Senator Shelby M. Cul lorn was lowered to its last resting place at sun down yesterday in Oak Ridge cemetery. He was burled be- j tween the graves of his two wives,11 who were sisters?Hannah and Julia j Fisher, before their marrtagc. CAPTAIN AND CREW OF GERMAN BARK ARE LOST FALMOUTH, Eng., Feb. 2.? Capt.! Lorenz and eighteen of his crew per- j ished yesterday when the German bark, Herr A. Frim, bound from Chile, struck a reef just at the end of her voyage. CANDLE MAN DIES BEFORE WEDDINGi' ?+? DULUTH, Minn., Feb. 2?Mrs. D. H. Haslem received a cablegram to-1 day announcing the death of her broth- j er, William H. Myers, at Candle, Al aska. The Alaska man was engaged to marry a Kentucky girl, who is now I in Seattle, next spring. REDELSHEIMER STRICKEN WITH PARALYSIS SEATTLE, Feb. 2.?Julius Redel sheimer, a pioneer clothing merchant of this city, was stricken with paraly-, sis yesterday. His condition is criti- j cal. KERMIT ROOSEVELT MAY BECOME DEMOCRAT NEW YORK, Jan. 31.?It is said that Kermit Roosevelt is to become a Dem-: ocrat as well as to marry the daughter i of a prominent member of that party.1 It is said that he is an admirer of; President Woodrow Wilson and the. policies of his administration. SUPPOSED PAUPER IS HEIRESS TO $500,000 ?+? LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2.?Miss Nan ette Warren, who kept vigil over the corpse of her sister Mary for three weeks was committed to an insane [ } asylum Saturday. It was supposed that the girls were suffering from pov erty, but it has. developed that they are the daughters and sole heirs of a half-million-dollar estato left by Sam uel Warren, a Toledo, Ohio, manufac-j turer, who mysteriously disappeared in 1878. CLARK PROUD OF DEMOCRATIC RECORD MUSCATINE, la., Feb. 2. ? In a speech delivered here Saturday night In behalf of the Congressional candi dacy of Henry Volmer, the Democrat ic nominee to succeed the late I. S. Pepper, said that he is proud of tho first year's record of the Democratic administration. He Baid that it had been the best year's work done at Washington in a generation. Anti-Trust Prosecutions Come to Sudden End Fines Imposed on defendant companies by Judge R. W. Jen nings are as follows: * First Action. Pacific Coast 8teamshlp Co. $5,000 North Pacific Wharves and Trading Co 5,000 Alaska 8teamship Company. 5,000 Pacific and Arctic Railway and Navigation Co 1,000 Canadian Pacific Railroad Co 500 Second Action. Pacific Coast Steamship Co..$1,250 Pacific Coast Company 1,250 North Pacific Wharves and Trading Company 5,000 Pacific and Arctic Railway and Navigation Co 1;000 The defendant corporations In the transportation prosecutions this morn ing In the district court, by their at torneys entered pleas of guilty to the indictments and, on motion of District Attorney John Rustgard, the indict ments, against each of the individuals is servants of such corporations, who had been arrested, were dismissed by Judge R. W. Jennings. This togeth sr with the sentence imposed by the lourt terminates the action. There were two indictments, one iccused the defendant corporations, the North Puciiic Wharves and Trad ing company. Pacific and Arctic Rail way and Navigation company, the Pa jiflc Coast company, and the Pacific Soast Steamship company, of entering Into an unlawful conspiracy for the control of the wharfage facilities In Skagway. The other charges the Pa cific and Arctic Railway and Naviga tion company, the Pacific Coast Steam ship company, Alaska Steamship com pany, Canadian Pacific Railroad com pany, the North Pacific Wharves and Trading company, of unlawful dis crimination and conspiracy in combin ing to control Alaska traffic for them selves to the exclusion of any other person or company by making lower through rates on the steamships and a lower wharfage rate at Skagway for those in the alleged conspiracy than could be obtained by persons, and companies not in the combination. C. E. Wynn-Johnson, E. E. Billin hurst, W. H. Nansen, Ira Bronson, J. C. Ford. J. W. Smith, C. E Houston, A. L. Berdoe and F. J. Cushing, as offi cers of the corporations, were individ ual defendants in the first mentioned indictment, and A. L. Berdoe, C. E. Wynn-Johnson, E. E. Billlnghurst, W. H. Nansen, Ira Bronson, J. C. Ford, Charles E. Peabodyf W. B. King, G. H. Highbee, J. H. Bunch, E. C. Ward, J. H. Young, and F. B. Wurzbacher, r.s corporation officers, were individ ual defendants In the other indict ment. Both Indictments were for violation of the Sherman anti-trust act. The in dictments against the individual de fendants have been dismissed except as to A. L. Berdoe, E. E. Billinghurst, W. H. Nansen, and W. B. King, who have not been arrested. This morning W. H. Bogle and W. B. Stratton, representing defendant cor porations, asked leave to enter pleas of guilty, giving as a reason the enor mous expense of going through trial, as indicated through past experiences in the cause! under question. District Attorney John Rustgard, who asked I'or the dismissal of the cases against the individual defend ants, gives as his reason: "That the case tried last year, being as clear as any of them and tried before an ex ceptional intelligent jury, resulted in no conviction, although ten of the jury were in favor of convicting the cor poration, while but five were willing to convict Individuals through whom the corporations acted. The depart ment of justice took the position that' if a corporation was guilty that the individuals were also guilty, for the j reason that corporations can work only through individuals, j "It has become perfectly apparent," I said Mr. Rustgard, "that there Is no hope of conviction at this term. The most I could expect would be a dis agreement as to inviduals and possi ble disagreement as to corporations. I placed the matter before the Depart ment of Justice and yesterday noon received permission from the Depart ment to dispose of the cases in this manner. "Another motive actuating me in the matter is to clearup all the Im portant matters in hand before the ap pointment of my successor in office." Empire ads for results.