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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. III., NO. 374. JUNEAU, ALASKA. TUESDAY, FEB. 3, 1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS CHAMBERLAIN'S MEASURE NOW HAS RIGHT OF WAY Commission Bill Tor Alaska Is In Senate I WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. ? To expe-; due the administration of Alaska af fairs, Senator George E. Chamberlain yesterday introduced a bill in the Senate creating the "Alaska Develop ment Board," to consist of three mem bers to be appointed by the President and to maintain its pricipal offices in? Alaska. The bill provides that the Alaskan Deveolpment Board shall have Juris diction and control over that part of: the business of Alaska that is distrib uted among the Departments at Wash ington. This will include the man agement of the reserved and unreserv ed lands, the forests, waters, mines and resources of all kinds and all matters that are made subject to National ownership and control excepting rail roads and steamship lines. The board shall not interfere in any way with the functions of local govern ment in Alaska. The bill is designed to carry out the plans of Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane, and will probably become an administration measure if it does not encounter Alaska oppo sition. ?? ? ? FORBES SA S LANE'S PLAN IS GOOD ? Eathan Allen Forbes, who came North last year with the New Seattle Chamber of Commerce excursion for Leslie's Weekly, has an article in the current number of his paper approving the suggestion of Secretary of the In terior Franklin K. Lane that the Fed eral government's interests in Alaska; should be managed by a commission! on the ground and in the interest of the Territory. Mr. Forbes grows en thusiastic over the idea, and nominates Seth Mann, who represented the Pres ident with the excursion referred to, < Dr. Alfred H. Brooks. Col. "Dick" Rich-1 ardson. \V. T. Lopp and Prof. C. C. Georgeson for membership on the commission. The plan of the Secretary of the In-' terior does not. of course, mean that this commission, if it should be creat ed, would in any way interfere with the Territorial government of Alas ka or any of the matters of govern- j ment that properly belong to the peo-; pie of tse Territory. Its jurisdiction ' would be confined strictly to the ad ministration of those functions of gov ernment that would remain under Fed eral control even if the Territory were given all the powers of government that any other Territory ever had. Most of its functions would remain Federal even if Alaska were made a; State. The commission, for instance, would ' have authority over the public domain, the Indians, the seal and other fisher ies. the government railroads and wag-; on roads and such, other properties and matters that the government owns | or pays for. PREPARING TEMPORARY GOLDSTEIN STORES Yesterday laborers commenced clear-1 ing up the debris on the McGrath prop erty preparatory to the erection of the temporary storerooms for the Charles Goldstein business pending the erec tion of the magnificent new concrete j Goldstein building at the corner of j Seward and Second streets. JUNEAU ELKS TO BOWL AT TREaDWELL The Juneau Elks will meet the Doug las Elks on the Treadwell alleys to night. The game was postponed from last week. A gang of rooters will go over with the Juneau herd to help them win again. The teams that play ed two weeks ago at Juneau when the Juneau Elks were victorious, will prob ably meet again tonight. They were: Juneau ? Leafgreen, Lucas, King. Carmein and Haasch. Douglas?Snow, Bennett, Mentzner, Theileike and Teiry. The Juneau Elks and the rooters that accompany them will leave Ju neau for Treadwell at 6:45 p. m. John F. Chamberlain, popular com mercial man arrived from Ketchikan on the Mariposa last night. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?32. Minimum?20. Part Cloudy; snow. ITOW-fUSHIMI CASE GOES SUPREME COURT Another turu was given to the case of O. Itow and E. Fushlmi this morn ing. District Attorney John Kustgard received from John \V. Davis, solici tor general for the Department of Jus tice, the following cablegram: "The Supreme Court yesterday as signed the Itow and Fushlmi case for a hearing on February 24 on summary docket. Inform opposing counsel he should have record printed immediate ly." This means that the case will go be fore the Supreme Court on the first writ of error sued out by Attorney J. H. Cobb on behalf of defendants. Jan uary 26, last, the government filed a motion to dismiss the writ of error on the ground that under the act of 1910, capital cases were disposed of in the appellate courts. The Supreme Court denied the motion and will pass upon the case. As a safeguard in case the motion to dismiss the writ of error sued out in the Supreme Court should prevail, Mr. Cobb also sued out a writ of er ror in the Appellate Court of the Ninth Circuit. Itow is under sentence of death for the murder of Frank Dunn at Dundas Bay cannery some two years ago. Fu shlmi for complicity in the same act is serving a sentence of 40 years in j McNeil's Island penitentiary, having been convicted of manslaughter. Both defendants were tried on the same in dictment and at the same time. DISTRICT COURT NOTES. Nakane Draws 4 Months. Jack Nakane, convicted of the crime of selling liquor to Indians, was this morning sentenced to imprisonment in the Federal jail for a period of four months. Trial Jurors Excused. J. W. Vanderbilt, of Sitka, and An tone Stanich, of Skagway. members of the petit jury, were this morning excused for the remainder of this court term. Ramirez Goes to Trial for Robbery. Jose Ramirez, indicted for robbery, alleged to have been committed in Douglas, went to trial in the district court today. Attorney Z. R. Cheney is conducting the defense The fol lowing jury is trying the case: H. S. Graves, Fred Anderson,' John Day, Jer ry Cashen, M. E. Russell, T. F. Bush, R. M. Shepard. K. O. Johnson, George Simpkins, J. G. Morrison, Milt Both well, and Robert Keeny. JANUARY JUNEAU'S COLDEST MONTH The monthly weather report of C. R. Reed, United States voluntary weath er observer, for January, issued yes terday, shows last month to have been the coldest month Juneau has had in a year, though it had more clear days than any month for a long time. The coldest day of the month was Jan. 27, when the temperature reached 2 de grees below zero. The highest temper ature was 40 above, Jan. 1 and Jan. 2. There were 17 clear days, and 14 rainy and snowy days. It rained on four days, but the rain in each in stance was accompanied by snow. There were 10 days of snow. The to tal precipitation, mostly in melted snow counting 12 inches of snow to one inch of precipitation, was 3.39 in. The greatest precipitation came Jan. 9, seven-tenths of an inch?equivalent to 8.4 inches of snow. WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS RECEIVED. ?????? Dr. and Mrs. Robert Simpson today received the announcement of the marriage at Seattle, December 31, of Dr. W. C. Mading, of Iditarod, and Miss May belle Elizabeth ?collard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Scol lard, of Seattle. ? ? ? GOOD PICTURES. ? - The crowds that assemble each af ternoon and evening at Jaxon's rink speaks well for this popular amuse men place. Good pictures are run each evening between 8:30 and 9:30. FRESH SEALSHIPT oysters at Goldstein's. 10-9-tf. JUNEAU WATER CO. BUILDS OF CONCRETE ?+? Yesterday H. A. Bishop, general manager of the Juneau Wator com pany, commenced tho preliminary work of building an immenBo concrete ac queduct to replace the wooden flumeB that were built to carry the waterB of Gold creek past the Intake of tho water company, and thus protect tho supply from the contaminated waters of tho stream. This acqueduct Is to be 20 feet wide, 6 feet deep and 200 ft. long. A crew of men is now clearing out the debris, that must be moved in or der to get a foundation for the big con crete flume. This will take some time,' but it is expected that the work of pouring the concrete will commence next month. Tho Improvement, will cost approximately $5,000. Twice during the past year tho big wooden flume that served the purpose was carried out and the springs, which are the source of supply for the water company, were flooded and tho water consumed by the people of Juneau con taminated. If the flume should re main nothing more substantial, there is little doubt that it would be carried out as often as replaced, because Gold creek goes on a rampage as often as a heavy thaw or rain descends on Ju neau. To escape tho continual expense of replacing the wooden flume and to abate the annoyance to the consumers are the reasons assigned by Mr. Bishop for the Improvement STENOGPRAPHER HERE TO HELP MILWEE J. M. Palmer, an expert court 8ten-j ographer, arrived on the Mariposa last! night for the purpose of assisting S. H. Milwee, stenographer for the dis trict court here, in the big transpor tation cases which were settled yes terday. Nevertheless he entered into the service of the court this morning taking the Jose Ramirez larceny case. JUNEAU NOW HAS RETAIL FISH MARKET The Juneau Cold Storage company has opened a retail fish market on the city dock, and will be prepared hereafter to cater to those fond of Bea food. They will have on hand at all times fresh, salted and smoked fish of all kinds and varieties. Athur Fairchild, who will have charge of the retail department of the Juneau Cold Storage company's busi ness under the direction of Oliver Drange, says arrangements have been completed with Northern fishermen to keep up the supply so that all sea food will be on hand In season. A delivery service has been provided for so that orders received by tele phone can be supplied promptly. 53-134 CLUB MOVES. The 53-134 Club Is today moving from the old quarters on Seventh street to the Hansen house on Dixon, recently occupied by S. L. Burton and family. ONLY ONE NEW YORK BANK STAYS OUT NEW YORK, Feb. 3. ? A special meeting of the First National aBnk of New York has been called for Feb. 20 to act on entering Federal reserve system. This action leaves the Na tional City Bank as the only big bank in New York City which has not sig nified its intention to enter the system. APPEAL COURT AFFIRMS REEDER JUDGMENT ?? - J. H. Cobb received a cablegram yes terday afternoon notifying him that the circuit court of appeals had af firmed the judgment secured by him as attorney for Dan Reeder, of Cor dova, for $5,000 against the Copper River and Northwestern railway on ac count of injuries received in a rail road accident. The Judgment also carries the costs and interest. The case was tried before Judge P. D. Ovcrfleld at Cordova last spring. NEW CITIZENS ADMITTED. The following new citizens were ad mitted by Judge R. W. Jennings yes terday: James Stevenson, a native of Scotland; John Edward Peterson and Nathaniel Swanson, both natives of Sweden. JAMESON RETURNS. ?b - Earle C. Jameson, vice president of the Dispatch Publishing company and news editor of the Dispatch, arrived home on the Mariposa last night after a brief visit in the States. Miss Gertrude Storer arrived home on the Mariposa last night. Mexican factions May j ? '?( ? ?*i. ? m*i r.'t ? i' Now Import Arms WASHINGTON, Feb. 3?President Woodrow Wilson this afternoon raised the embargo on arms and ammunition for export Into Mexico. This will per mit the wnrrlng factions of Mexico to purchase the munitions of war from American manufacturers and dealers. The Constitutionalists have been seek ing this privilege from the beginning of their war. Carranza Plans Taking Capital. CHIHUAHUA, Fob .3. ? That Gen. Carranza and his followers have final ly decided upon taking complete con trol of Mexico is admitted here now. Plans are maturing for sending an army sufficiently strong -In numbers and armament to overthrew nny force J that Gen. Huerta might put against it. j Already 15,000 men liave been mobiliz ed, and they are Impatient to advance! against the capital. - Carranza Walts fir Conference. However, while these are the plans of Gen. Carranza and are favored by the men in the Held, including Gen. Villa, they will not be accepted as final until tho heads of the Northern States are conferred with. In the beginning it was the plan of the leaders of the leaders of the Constitutionalists to form u confederation of tho States of the North and not to disturb those farther south where Huerta's support ers were In control. The complete suc cess of the Constitutionalists In the field and the assurances they have re ceived of support from people of those States under the control of Gen. Hu erta caused Gen. Carranza to change his purpose. His plans have been in process of formation for some time. Americans Will Protect Huerta. MEXICO CITY, Feb. 3.?American Charge d'Affaires, Jtfolso* O'Shaughn easy, yesterday unofllclaly conveyed the information to Provisional Presi dent Huerta and the other leaders In his government that arrangements had been made by the United States gov ernment to givo them personal protec tlon in the event of the capture of Mexico City by thoXJonstitutionallstB. Huerta Mistreating Women. NEW YORK. Feb. 3?The New York World this morning rcnewB Its attacks on the administration of Gen. Huerta for tho "barbarities, unbelieveable cruelties and unmentionable crimes" that It is committing against the worn-' cn of Mexico. The World says: "The ruthless persecution of wives, daughters and other women relatives of Huerta's actual and suspected po-j lltlcal enemies is being carried on con- j stantly to an extent that is unbeliever able. While rumors that helpless worn-1 en were being made to sufTer outrage ously in retaliation for alleged pollti-i cal crimes charged agnlnst their male kinsfolk have been generally clrcu Iatcd> it Is only recently that The World has been able to establish the truth of specific instances. "Probably hundreds of Mexican women of the higher and mldd'.e classes have been treated with un believeable barbarity. Not only have Huerta's agents blen at pains to pre vent the facts from becoming known, but all but a few victims have been taken to places remote from the cap ital. "For weeks not a vessel of the coast line plying between Vera Cruz and Progrcso has sailed from- the former port without bearing women bound for exile In tho tropical wilderness territory of Quintano Roo, where death by disease or mistreatment almost suroly awaits them." Diaz Follower Executed. JUAREZ. Mex., Feb 3.?FranciBco J.! Guzman, who figured' nl the revolt! against the late President Francisco I. j Madcro, was executed yesterday eve-' ning at sun down in the front yard of the house occupied by Gen. Villa. He had hrrived from Havana to got Gen. Villa to break with Gen. Carranza and form an aliance with Gen. Felix Diaz. DRAPER CLUB MEETING. The Draper Club will meet on Wed nesday afternoon at 2:30 with Mrs. Harvey. ALASKAN HOTEL ARRIVALS. The following arrivals are registered at the Alaskan Hotel: A. M. Goodman. A. Fauguberg, Geo. B. Fredell, D. I.. Molr, W. H. Bogle. W. B. Stratton, Bruce C. Shorts, H. E. Shook H. M. Rydstrom, Seattle; J. R. Hayden, J. B. Johnson, Seward; E. Miller, P. Paulson, city; F. Terry, ldit arod; H. W. Marsh, Whltehorse; Vic tor Slcott, Cordova: O. Huff, Sheep creek; W. F. Elliott, Chicago; Jack ?Ramond, Trcadwell; F. Emnerson and wife, H. C. Coeven and wife, Douglas; A. Johnson, New York. MARIPOSA BRINGS MANY PASSENGERS -4? The Mariposa, arriving from tho South at 11 o'clock last night, brought a heavy mall, freight for Juneau and Sheep creek, and the following pas jscngers for Juneau: E. C. Jameson, J. J P. L. Graves, Miss M. Rasmussen, Dr. : Lillian C. Irwin, H. E. Shook, J. M. Palmer, G. Douglas, C. A. Townsend, Miss M. Brown, Miss Gertrude Storer, Miss M. Ousby, Miss G. Mather, C. R. Brooks, I. Holmbeg, R. E. Davis, wife and two daughters, H. C. Conn and wife. Miss S. Brown, J. S. Minkove, L. T. Rosenfeldt, A. Nelson, P. Hemmis, Miss B. Roy, H. Cranford, Mrs. A. M. Ward, B. Miller, Miss L. Vanduguter, W. Bridges, H. Johnson, W. Murray, Mrs. D. Malonoy, Carl Phillips, P. Paul son, E. B. Jacobson, Otto Hucke, J. A. Fagerborg, Miss M. King, J. R. Hayden, S. Nowikn, H. Sf. Rydstrom, W. A. Wood, C. Nilsen, A. Massa, P. Rlngdol, j Miss B. Hamilton, Miss A. Wells, L. Williams. GRADUATE NURSE COMES FOR ST. ANN'S HOSPITAL Miss M. 9. Rasmussen, a popular, graduate nurse of the Minor hospital, Seattle, arrived in Juneau last night on the Mariposa and is the guest of her sister Mrs. George O. Hallock home. Miss Rasmussen is visiting Alaska for the first time and comes to take a position with St. Ann's hospi tal, Juneau. Z. J. LOUSSAC BUYS JUNEAU DRUG STORE Z. J. Loussac yesterday purchased j tho Juneau Drug company's store In i the King-Jaeger building on Front street, and will take possession tomor- j row. Today an Inventory of the stock j is being taken. Tho Juneau Drug company store has! one of the finest locations in the city i and the establishment is newly finish ed and throughly up-to-date in its ap pointments. Mr. Loussac was formerly engaged in business in Iditarod and has a large Alaskan acquaintance. Sever al months ago he came to Juneau and has been employed" with the J. W.! Doran drug store on Second avenue. O. F. Hill, a Seattle druggist, who .re- j cently arrived in Juneau, succeeds Mr.' Loussac at the Doratf establishment. | BUTLER-SUFFECOOL WEDDING. A cablegram received by Miss Pearl, Wagoner yesterday, announced the j marriage at Skagway Sunday of Mrs. | Virginia Butler, organizer of Draper' clubs in Alaska, to Frank Suffecool of j that city. Mr. Suffecool is a pioneor of Skagway. BRITISH TEACHERS GO ON STRIKE LONDON, Fob. 3.?A strike of school teachers, the first of its kind to occur in the British Isles, Is in full swing in County Hereford. They de mand an increase in salary. CONGRESSMEN ATTACK EXPERTS OF NAVY ?+? WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.?That ex perts in the navy Juggled statistics in the np.vy year book to mako the Amer ican navy appear inferior to the Ger man navy and thereby sot the United States down from second place to third piace as a naval power is charged by Representative S. A. With erspoon, of Mississippi, and Represen tative W. L. Hon8eley, of Missouri, members of the naval affairs commit tee. That this was done to promote larger naval appropriations is the in ference they seek to convey. R. H. Chadwick, representing a large Seattle house, arrived in Juneau on the Maripsa last night. MAJORITY PLANS LINE OG ACTION WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. ? The ex tension of the arbitration treaties, the; general clearing up of the Nation for-, eign relations affairs, the untl-trust, legislation, rural credit enhance- j ment through the establishment of land mortgage banks for farms, legis lation authorizing the construction of government owned railroads In Alaska and revision of the immigration laws' are the guide posts for the administra tion leaders in Congress for the rest of the present session, according to; plans that have been decided upon.1 The course was outlined at a confer ! ence yesterday. + * + DEMOCRATS ROW OVER MAJORITY , NEW YORK, Feb. 3.?A meeting of, the National Democratic club, a social organization composed largely of lead ers of the Tammany Democracy, end ed in disorder last night when a reso-i lutlon demanding the retirement of; ( Chas. F. Murphy as the leader of Tarn- j many had been declared adopted. The ; National Democratic club has long, been headquarters for Tammany lead-,1 era. Richard Croker made his resi-i deuce there, and Charles F. Murphy maintains rooms there. LEAVING ON MARIPOSA. The Mariposa leaving for the West ward today, carried the following pas sengers from Juneau: For Skagway?John Smith, and J. Achlson. For Haines?Charles Anway. For Cordova ? Fred Slater, C. R. Brook. For Valdez?Mrs. J. L. Ward. For Ellnmar?Rev. A. P. Kashnver ofT. PEYSER ESTABLISHED IN SAN FRANCISCO ?+? Cards received in Juneau announce that Jesse B. Peyser, formerly a owner of the Heidelberg in Juneau, has open- j ed a flue establishment on Fourth, street San Francisco, known as Pey-| ser's Quality Bar. CAPT. NILSEN ARRIVES. Capt. A. Nilsen, superintendent of the Dundas Bay cannery, arrived on i the Mariposa last night with five men > enroute to the cannery. While stay ing in Juneau they are guests of the Occidental. CROPLEY BOY ILL. ?+? Little Johnny Cropley, is seriously ill with tubercular meningitis at St. Ann's hospital. KELP BEDS WILL ADD TO ALASKA'S RICHES The publication of the report of the report of the kelp survey of the Pa cific coast in 1912, and in 1913 as well, is still held up indefinitely. The hes itation seems to be particularly on the publication of the maps showing defi nitely the location of the beds. The facts embodied in these 68 maps and the tables accompanying them have been secured by the Bureau of Soils at a cost approximately $22,000. The copt of printing an edition of 2,500 of the maps is estimated at $2,500 to $.6-; 000, depending upon the size; the writ-l ten portion and tables would cost $400 I to $1,000 in addition. It is known that the United States | is ? annually buying from Germany about $16,000,000 worth of potash, mostly for fertilizer. Alaska has an annual kelp <^op roughly worthy $15, 000.000 at the present market prices of its fertilizer content. This com pares favorably with the value of her j fisheries. California and Washington also have valuable beds. Why should not this $16,000,000 go annually to Al aska and the states instead of Ger many? Let Cordova ge busy and urge ! Delegate Wlckcrsham to have body of facts, maps and all, printed and made publfsc.?Cordova Alaskan. W. Aiken, well known commercial man. arrived in Juneau on the Mari posa last night and is staying at the j Occidental. Senate Bill Supplants Wickersham Measure WASHINGTON, Fob. 3.?The Cham berlain Alaska railroad bill which passed the Senate a week ago Satur day, was today substituted for the Wickershatn bill on the calendar of the House of Representatives. The change was made under a special rule reported by the committee on rules. The chief difference between the Chamberlain and the WJckorshnm bills is that the former, now before the House, appropriates $40,000,000 while the Wickersham bill appropriated $5, 000,000 less, or $35,000,000. The Cham berlain bill authorizes the construc tion of 1,000 miles of railway. An effort will be made to pass the bill tomorrow, though It might go over for one or two weeks. WEST TO GIVE RAILROADS HEARINGS SALEM, Ore., Feb. 3.?Asked to use his influence to prevent the threatened suit of the government to force the dissolution of the Southern and Central Pacific railroads, Gov. Oswald West an nounced yesterday that he has ar ranged for a hearing to be held here this week. JAPS TO PARTICIPATE IN 'FRISCO FAIR TOKYO, Japan, Feb. 3.?It was offi cially announced yesterday that Japan will participate in the San Francisco Panama-Pacific exposition. REDELSHEIMER'S CONDITION IS VERY DANGEROUS SEATTLE. Feb. 3.?The condition of Jules Redelsheimer, the Seattle merchant, continues dangerous. CRACKED SHAFT COSTS JEFFERSON ONE TRIP SEATTLE, Feb. 3.?The sailing of the Jefferson for the next trip has been cancelled on account of a crack ed shaft, and she will not sail until Feb. 15. The next Alaska Steamship company vessel to sail will be the Northwestern, Feb. 10. PINDELL DECLINES TO BE AMBASSADOR WASHINGTON, Feb. 3?Ambassa dor Pindell to Russia, who was recent ly confirmed by the Senate, has de clined the appointment in a letter to the President. OKLAHOMA CUTS PRICE OF KEROSENE OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Feb. 3.? Oklahoma State corporation commis sion has Issued an order fixing the re tall price of kerosene at eight cents a gallon in certain territory in Western Oklahoma. The retail price formerly ranged from 15 to 20 cents a gallon. NANTUCKET'S CAPTAIN TO STAND TRIAL WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.?Secretary of Commerce William C. Redfield has ordered that a charge of negligenco be preferred against Capt; Osman Ber ry, of the steamship Nantucket, which sunk the Monroe and caused the death of 49 passengers and members of the crew. TO BE LITERACY TEST ? FOR IMMIGRANTS WASHINGTON, Feb. 3?The amend ment eliminating the literacy test for immigrants was rejected yesterday by the House of Representatives. As the bill now stands and as it will probably pass the House immigrants are re quired to be able to read and write. Anti-Asiatic Features Eliminated. WASHINGTON, Feb. 3?The pro vision In the immigration bill exclud ing Asiatics from the United States, was eliminated this afternoon. The measure as it now stands leaves the matter in the hands of the executive branch of the government and will per mit President Woodrow Wilson and Secretary of State William J .Bryan to treat the matter diplomatically. FORMER CONGRESSMAN CONFESSES SMUGGLING NEW YORK, Feb. 3.?Former Con gressman Llttauer, brother of William Llttauer, today plead guilty to the charge of a conspiracy to smuggling [Jewelry into the country.