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THEALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. III., NO. 375. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, FEB. 5, 1914. ; , PRICE, TEN CENTS HOUSE DEVOTES All DAY TO ALASKA RAILROAD Bill ? ? ? Canadian Steamship Is Wreck in Portland Canal PRINCE RUPERT. B. C.. Feb. 5.? The Union line steamship Vadho. Capt. John Richardson, is a wreck in Port land Canal. The crew is here and safe. The Vadho struck a rock in Port-1 land Canal Tuesday. The crew took j to boats and reached the Arrandale cannery. They were picked up there by the steamer Ventura and brought j to this place. The wrecked craft was carrying a cargo of coal and dynamite when she struck. ? ? ? BOLD ROBBERY ON FRONT STREET A bold highway robbery is reported to have occurred last night on Front street in front of Jaxon's rink. The victim and complaining witness in the affair is an Indian named John Jack son. His story is. that he was stand ing on the street when he was accost ed by a man who asked him if he had > any money. He replied that he had a dollar, whereupon the man seized him with one arm and raising his other hand which could not be distinctly seen told him in threatening tones to give it up immediately, which he did. The man disappeared in a nearby sa loon. The victim was standing looking at| the place where the man disappeared when Special Officer Joe Snow came | along and the story of the hold-up was repeated. Going into the place Snow and one of Capt. .Martin's men arrest ed J. S. Koonce, who was pointed out-j by the Indian as the man who had robbed him. ATHLETIC CLUB DANCE . I AT ELKS' HALL TONIQHT j The regular weekly Athletic Club dance will be given in Elks' hall to- , night. Fine music has been engaged, the Juneau orchestra, and everything! necessary provided to insure those who j may attend a good time. These week-: ly entertainments are growing more popular all the time. , , m ] S. E. HODGE AND BRIDE ARRIVE ON MAQUINNA ?I' S. K. Hodgt. popular Alaska repre sentative of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing company, with I' headquarters in Juneau, arrived in Ju neau on the Princess Maquinna, bring ing a charming Iowa girl home as' bride. They were married in Council j Bluffs, Iowa, last December and have j been coming to Alaska by easy stages.;1 Mrs. Hodges says that She is delighted ? with Juneau. For the present they ' have taken apartments at the Hotel;' Cain but will keep house as soon as 1 a suitable house can be had. Mr. Hodge says Juneau looks good J1 to him and that he expects to do a, world of business here. This hope is : founded on past results and on the fu-j ture developments that are now as sured. 11 DR. IRWIN TALKS TO THE JUNEAU DRAPER CLUB 1 Dr. Lillian C. Irwin, of Seattle, ad- 1 dressed the Draper club and its friends? yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Frank Harvey. The subject was social hygiene. A large number were; present and all appreciated the privi lege of listening to one so fully capa-1 ble of presenting this important sub-'1 Ject. 1 , , t I ITALIAN WRESTLER HURT. 1 Yesterday while two sons of Sunny Italy were indulging in a friend ly wrestling match, the weaker of the two was thrown violently against a door casing, sustaining a severe scalp wound. Dr. L. O. Egginton was called and closed the laceration with twelve stitches. BIG MASQUERADE FEB. 19 Remember the big masquerade ' dance that will be given by the Ju- 1 neau Athletic club Thursday evening, ' Feb. 19th, at Elks* hall. It will be the'1 time of the year. 1 The Juneau Athletic club gives dances every Thursday evening. 2-4-tf THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?21 Minimum?11. Partly cloudy. SCHEME TO LOWER INSURANCE RATES With the idea of securing cheaper insurance rates for the businessmen and property owners of Juneau, Mayor C. \V. Carter has directed City Engin eer B. D. Blakeslee to evolve a scheme and prepare plans for a system of in dependent water mains for fire pro tection only, such system designed to be connected with the Alaska-Juneau Gold Mining company's high pressure| halt water Are pumps and with the; company's high pressure fresh water main descending from a penstock at a high altitude on Mount Roberts, that is to be installed by the company Im mediately. The system will be con-' nected with both sources of water by a "Y" near the salt water pumping plant of the company. According to tentative plans the main will extend from the south up, Front street to Main street and up, Main to the top of the hill. Therej will also be mains extending from Front street up Franklin to Fifth and latterals from the Franklin and Main street lines covering the greater part | of the congested portion of town. The agreement whereby the City of, Juneau becomes entitled to this addi tional Are protection was entered into between the company and the formerj municipal administration. Mayor Car ter believes that if the city takes ad-j vantage of th'.s added Are protection that the lowering of insurance rates will more than compensate for the ex-j pense of laying the necessary mains. Drafts of the plans for the system of mains will be made and copies sent to the leading underwriters to secure an estimate of the probable decrease in | Insurance rates when the system shall liave been installed. SEWARD MAN COOLLY SHOOTS HIMSELfl SEATTLE. Feb. 5?H. P. Denis, of Seward committed suicide here last; night by shooting. The first shot he fired into himself failed to do its' work. Densl said, "well, here goes an other." The second shot proved fa tal. The dead man was well dressed and had over $100 in cash in his pock ets. DESERTED CAMP MAY HOLD MYSTERY Harry Loucks and J. H. York, re- i turning from a crufse in the gas boat Agnes Tuesday of last week today Sive out a story of a deserted camp found on Admiralty island that points to a mystery. The tent camp is at the mouth of Bear creek on the east coast of Admiralty island. It had been deserted at least 48 hours prior to being discovered by Loucks and York. The bed was gone, but a rifle, watch, clothing and an abundance of1 provisions still remained. Everything j pointed to a hurried departure, but no trace was left to tell where the occupant or occupants had gone. Let ters from tditarod and addressed to George Shields, of Juneau, were found in the ten. BIG LAWYERS LEAVING. - * Judge W. H. Bogle. W. B. Stratton, Bruce Shorts and Ira Bronson, attor neys from Seattle who represented de fendant corporations and individuals in the transportation prosecutions, have engaged passage for the South on the Princess Maquinna, leaving to night WANTED?Good, large, furnished room with bath for gentlman. Phone 265. 2-5-tf. MACHINE MAY FLY ACROSS THE ATLANTIC OCEAN NEW YORK, Fem. 5?Rodman Wan imaker, of Philadelphia, has ordered Glen H. Curtis, the aviator and manu facturer of aeroplanes, to construct ai hydro aeroplane with which a flight can. be made across the Atlantic in 15 hours without lighting. THANE RETURNS. General Manager B. L. Thane of the Alaska Gastineau Mining company who has been up to Kensington for a short visit returned on the Iowa last night SUMMERS CASE TO BE RESUBMITTED In the district court this morning Judge R. W. Jennings made an order directing that the case of the govern ment against C. M. Summers, charging violation of the national banking act, be re-submitted to another grand Jury for investigation. Tho order made followed the decision rendered this morning on the motion of District At torney John Rustgard to have the case i re-submitted and which was arguod by counsel some days ago. The court | did not Indicate when a grand Jury i would bo called to consider tho case. This will be the third time for this case to be considered by a grand jury. jThe first time resulted in the return of plural Indictments and the convic tion of Summers who refused to plead and was adjudged guilty by the court and sentenced. The matter was taken to the circuit court which sustained the judgment of the lower court The defense then carried the case to tho supreme court which, reversing both the circuit and district courts, sus tained the demurrer to the indict ments. The case was re-Bubmitted to the grand jury which has just finished its labors and this body refused to indict the defendant on any of the several charges that had been con tained In the indictment found by the first grand Jury investigation and on which defendant was forced to go to trial. The defense contended that this should end the prosecution and the government, through the district at torney's office, contended that the al leged defects in tho original indict ment could have been cured by the subsequent grand jury investigation and in view of the fact that this grand jury investigation failed to do so that the case should bo,again re submitted to another grand jury. in passing. Judge R. W. Jennings said that he could find no law against such action and that a high govern ment official believed that the gov ernment had a case against the de fendant and that the defendant could suffer no injustice through such ac tion. 1 ? I CATHOLIC ORDER ORGANIZING HERE ? + + > Executive Committee. < * E. J. McKanna, president ? Oren F. Hill, secy-treas. j Fred Hebert, Treadwell, William j McCarmack, Douglas, Jerry | Casey, Douglas, R. C. Hurley , Juneau, H. Ward, Juneau. . ] I *' At a meeting held last night in the ' residence of Rev. Father A. R. Drath man the first steps were taken look-1 Ing forward toward the establishing | ( here in Juneau of a council of the ] ? Knights of Columbus, which Is a lead- ( ing Catholic organization. The Knights , of Columbus is one of the strongest fraternal organizations in the country and the first Catholic order to under- 1 take establishing a branch in Alaska. The Catholic men of Juneau turned out at last night's meeting in large numbers and from the showing made ' they are to be congratulated on the success thus far attained toward the 1 consummation of their plans. The in- ; cerest uikuii uiiu me seueruuo 10 sponse to the call shows the need of such an organization is felt here. It is expected that shortly after the or ganization of the council here is per fected steps will be taken to provide a , fine home for the order with comfort- | able lodge rooms such as are enjoyed ] in the larger cities of the country. I A temporary organization was com- , pleted last night with the creation of an executive committee, and the op ening of a roster containing the fol lowing names: J. W. Brennan, W. H. Kelly, W. J. Burke, F. Bohan, Frank Afrik, M. A. Callagy. J. A. Nolan, Ow en Kirk, M. J. Taggart, J. F. Hurley, C. W. Roche, R. T. Lynch. P. F, White. j Pat Casey, Emmett Carroll, F. A. ' Boyle, H. J. Turner J. Toner, J. Ma- ' loney, Thomas Torphy, Michael Ly ons, E. J. McKanna, Albert Thibodan. Con Higgins, W. H. Welch, O. F. Hill, 1 Angus McDonald, W. H. McCormlck, Alfred Thibodan, E. J. Atkinson, W. S. ' Murphy J. Patten. J. F. Malloy, James Gillin, G. A. Preselle, Dr. L. O. Eggin ton, H. R. Ward. R. Hurley, Fred He bert, L. D. Mulligan, F. McDonnell, J. ' M. Givonette, Arthur Thibodan, An drew Murphy, H. McKanna. Empire advertising pays. t Revolution Changes Government In Peru LIMA, Poru, Feb. 5.?A successful and spectaculnr revolution occurred here yesterday when O. BUltnburst was supplanted a* President by <3en. Enrique Varela, Premler^nd Ministerl of War, who was In turn killed and' succeeded by Dr. Aiigisto Durand. Gen. Vurela was taking the oath of office when ho wris killed, carrying out the plans that already had been per fected. United 8tates Not Represented. WASHINGTON, Feb. 5?The suc cessful revolution in Peru finds the United "States without a warship south of the equator. The nearest American vessel to the seacoast of Peru is at! Panama. MURPHYITES MUST GO TO PRISON NEW YORK, Fob. 5.?Joseph Cassl dy, former Democratic boss of Queens County, and William Willett. former Congressman, were sentenced to one year and slx-montiis each in the State penitentiary this morning and .Louis T. Walter, a politician," was given three months in Jail. Willett was convict ed of paying a bribe to Cassldy for the nomination for (he supremo court. Walter was the go-between, and was convicted as being an accessory. All these convictions are the result of the probe that is being made into the manner running politics in New York. Charles F. Murphy and James E. Gaffney are being Investigated and It is believed that damaging testimony is being received. Former Gov. Sul iter was one of the witnesses at the investigation against Murphy and Gaff ney. BURGLARS STEAL TEDD'S "BIG StflCK" PRESENT ? NEW YORK, Feb. C. ? The "big Btick" which Col. Roosevelt presented , to the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Board of Trade of Roosevelt, Long Island, was stolen by burglars. It is said that there are many pleased at the loss of the present, because it had came to be regarded by many as a "hoodoo." ] MRS. M'CORMICK SAYS WOMEN ARE WRONG I .CHICAGO, Feb. 5.?Mrs. Medlll Mc Cormlck, chairman ?f'the Congression al committee of the Nadonal American Woman Suffrage Association, says the ( women who arc nagging President , Woodrow Wilson are violating the ( wishes of the asociation. She said, . further, the association will do noth- ( Ing to oppose tho Democratic adminis- , :ration or party, which Is Btrong in f several woman suffrage States where ( ;t has treated the cause more than fair. i GUGGENHEIMS ARE < AFTER BIG PROPERTY DENVER, Colo., Job. 6.?The Gng ;enheim Exploration Ca is attempt- ( mg to purchase all of the Rico mining ( district, Colorado. The transaction in volves $4,500,000. ' : 1 FORMER CONGRESSMAN i GETS SIX MONTHS NEW YORK. Feb. 5.?Former Con gressman Littauer, and his brother William Littauer, were sentenced to six months each and to pay a fine of , ?1.000 for smuggling. ( LADY DECIES TO M . VISIT PACIFIC COAST ? * < NEW YORK. Feb. 5.?Lady Dedes, laughter of George Gculld, who 1b vis- ( ting relatives In the United States, left last night on a pleasure trip over the Gould lines of railroads. She will extend her trip to the Pacific Coast. i SAVIOR OF OREGON DIES "AT PORTLAND , PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 5.?F. X. Matthieu, the Catholic missionary i whose vote saved Oregon to the Union In the convention where the settlers ieclared the Oregon country to be American territory and formed a pro- , visional government, died here this' j morning. ( i THREE SENATORS IN < BED WITH ILLNE8S < ? I1 WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.?Senators i W. J. Stone, of Missouri, Augustus 0. i Bacon, of .Georgia, and Robert M. La- j1 Follette, of Wisconsin, are all in bed t will .Ulpesfi,.,-.Senator Stone IB' threat- j! ened with pneumonia. < MEXICANS ANGRY j AT PRESIDENT' MEXICO CITY, Fob. 6.?The feeling! against the United States on account | of tho raising of the embargo against tho importation of arms and munitions 1 of war from that country Is bitter here, j The columns of all the newspapers contain bitter denunciations of Pros-, ident Woodrow Wilson and tho other j members of the administration at Washington, and tho pcoplo miss no opportunity to indicate their hatred of Americans. Huerta Stops Demonstration. Last night students of the colleges and public and private schools had. planned a great anti-American dem onstration to take placo la the streets of Mexico City, but Gen. Huerta for bade its performance. Madero Was Too Easy. CHIHUAHUA, Mex., Fob. 6.?Gen. Villa, explaining the action of the Con stitutionalists In banishing Spaniards from Mexico who arc known to have opposed them, said: "The trouble with the Madreo rev-; olutlon was that It was not fought to a finish. The enemy turned on him and rended his administration as payment for the kindness and gentil ity that he had exhibited toward them. Wo propose that the present revolu tion in Mexico shall be made to re main and reform Mexican conditions. That cannot be accomplished with the country full of treacherous plotters for power and enemies of constitutional government." To War on Oil Lines. WASHINGTON, Feb. .6. ? Threats igalnst oil properties in Tamplco and Tuxpam are made in communications sent to Constitutionalist headquarters n Washington from Mexico. It is stated that owners of these properties who agreed not to supply the Huerta government with fuel oil for the op sratlon of troop trains have violated the agreements and that it therefore seems necessary to resort to military methods and destroy their pipe lines jr tanks. Huerta Nears End. WASHINGTON. Feb. 5.?Gen. Huer-, a will not be able to maintain his po sition many weeks, in the opinion of \lberto Morales, who, prior to the dis solution of the last Mexican Congress jy Huerta's decreo represented the State of Sonora in the Senate. NO MORE LONG DISTANCE SPEECHES WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.?President Woodrow Wilson has decided to ac :ept no more invitations to deliver speeches over long distance telephone from the White House to conventions ind dinners in various parts of the :ountry. SILK EMPLOYEES (JET WAGE INCREASE NEW YORK, Feb. 6?Tweedy Silk Mills, Inc., of Danbury, Mass., have vol intarily granted 1000 empolyees a wage increase of 10 per cent and at proportionate share of tho profits to pe distributed next December. GOMPERS REFUSES JOB FROM GOV. GLYNN ALBANY, N. Y? Feb. 5.?President Samuel Gompcrs of the Amorlcan Fed eration of Labor has definitely refused :o accept a position on the New York j workmen's compensation commission i effered to him by Gov. Martin H. 31ynn. John Mitchell, who was of- ; fered a place on the commission, is still considering it Mitchell was ap- jj pointed labor commissioner by Gov.:: William Sulzer and the Tammany Sen ite refused to confirm the appointment. ' fudge Abram I. Elkus, it is believed, ' will be chairman of the commission, j: MORE WORK IN ALASKA THIS YEAR 1 WASHINGTON, Fob. 5.? Secretary of Commerce -William <2. Rcdfleld, re plying to a.letter received by him from Delegate Jamen Wlckersham, of Alas ka, stated that It is the purpose of the government to Increase the work performed In Alaska thlB year?partic ularly so with regard to the protection of the fisheries and aids to naviga tion. PAISH SAYS MONEY WILL BE EASIER 4- ' LONDON, Feb. 5.?Sir George Paish in the London Statist predicts a long period of cheap money which will be come more abundant and cheaper as the year advances. He recognizes a falling off in trade in Europe, which is still suffering from tho Influences of the Balkan war, but expects a recov ery rather than a decline in the United States, inasmuch as the reduction of the tariff and the new currency act are calculated to benefit trade. COl D WEATHER MAKES PARIS LIVING HIGH PARIS, Feb. 5.?Food supplies in Paris have Jumped 50 per cent., owing to the unusual cold and great fall of snow, which averages two to four feet In the interior. PRESIDENT NOT BOUND AS TO DETAILS NEW YORK, Feb. 5?Washington advices say that the anti-trust bills introduced in Congress do not repre sent a settled or specific program of the Adimlnstratlon. The President de sires that the bills shall be amended in any and all desirablo ways so that in completed form they will represent the best thought of the country on the subject of trusts. The bills carry out the President's general ideas only. WILSON WOULD SIGN STOCK EXCHANGE BILL! NEW YORK, Feb. 5?A Washing ton special to the World says that If Congress should pass a law regulat-l Ing stock exchanges. President Wood row Wilson would sign it, according to an Administration official. Presi- i dent Wilson, however, will not recom mend such legislation as he feels i bound by the Baltimore platform, which did not take the matter up at all. LONDON BANKER URGES GOLD HOARDING LONDON, Feb. 5?Sir Edward Hold en of the London City & Midland Bank < has created mild alarm in England by ' his warning that the British nation ' should hoard its gold. He declares i that the Bank of England's gold, re- 1 Berve is only $160,0000*000, against ' J290.000.000 in Germany. : ? ? # < GOVERNMENT SUES NEW YORK RAILWAY | NEW YORK, Feb. 5?The govern- 1 ment has brought suit at New York against the Erie Railroad charging the violation of the Interstate Commerce law by granting free passes to steam ship agents and others. BRITISH TO FIGHT < AMERICAN MEAT MEN < LONDON, Fob. 5?The River Plate Fresh Meat Co. and James Nelson & Sons, two of the largest British meat concerns, have amalgamated, for the purpose, it is said, of fighting the in vasion of Great Britain by American meat concerns. t t t I MUNDAY CHARGE IS NOW MISDEMEANOR l Federal Judge Jeremiah Ncterer last ] week at Seattle eliminated the felony i charge that was pending against Chas. ? F. Munday and Archie Shlels and they i are on trial for misdemeanor only. J. ] L. McPherson, the surveyor and en- , Klneer who returned from Washington for that purpose, was on the witness I stand most of last week, beginning! Tuesday and not concluding until Sat urday, when he waB made a witness I for the defense. ] Republican Leader Speaks For Alaska WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.?kepresen tatlve James R. Mann, the Republican floor leader in the House, was the prin cipal speaker of the final day's de bate on the Alaska railroad bill. He supported the measure in a splendid argument, wherein he declared that its opponents arc the same people who opposed the construction of the Pan ama canal and the pure food legisla tion, using the stock argument that the measure is "soclialstic." "These people," he said, "are they whom if they had been living fifty years ago would have declared that Oklahoma was a wilderness, and their statements would have had about as much truth in them as any they have made In opposition to the Alaska rail road legislation." Thursday Becomes Wednesday. Thursday became Wednesday under the rules of the House during the con sideration of the Chamberlain railroad road bill, which had passed the Sen ate, and which, under a special rule submitted to the House, supplanted the Wlckersham bill. Borland Denounces Guggenheims. Representative W. P. Borland, Dem ocrat, of Missouri, made a bitter at tack on the Guggenheims and Morgan interests In a speech supporting the Alaska bill this morning. In a scath ing arraignment he said: "The sor did story running through the courts and sober records includes everything from corruption and bribery of judges to wanton attack by an armed band of assassins upon workmen engaged in a rival enterprise. It is a dream of greed and carnage unparalleled since the days of Warren Hastings. The scenes on which the crimes were enacted included not only the snow clad plains of the Arctic Circle but the banks of Wall street and the counting houses of Ixjndon. This high handed and lawless attempt to grab the resources of Alaska caused the locking up of that great Territory by executive enactment." Other Speakers for Bill. Other speakers in the House of Rep resentatives on the Alaska bill today Included Representatives Henry T. Rainey and James M. Graham. Demo crats of Illinois. Both supported the bill. Supporters More uonnacm. The bill will be taken up under the five-minute rule for amendment next Wednesday. The friends of the meas ure feel more confident than at any time during the consideration of the measure that It will pass with a safe majority. PALMER TO RUN TOR SENATORSMIP WASHINGTON, Feb. 5.?Represen tative A. Mitchell Palmer, one of the leaders in the House of Representa tives and often called the personal representative of the President in the House, tliis morning announced his candidacy for the United States Sen ite to succeed Senator Boise Penroes, >f Pennsylvania. Senator Penrose will be the Republi can candidate for the office, and Giff crd PInchot is being urged to become the candidate of the Progressives. U. S. SENATE CONFIRMS GOETHALS NOMINATION WASHINGTON, Fob. 5.?Tho Sen ite today confirmed the nomination of Col. G. W. Goethals to be Governor of the Panama canal zone. SPOKANE SAILS FOR ALASKA THIS MORNING SEATTLE, Fpb. 5. ? Tho Spokane jailed for Alaska at 10 o'clock this morning with tho following passen gers: For Juneau?L. McKenzlo, S. H. Coh ?n, J. P. Anderson, G. T. Jackson, L. Hansen, James Joyce, H. B. Thorp and ivlfe, W. S. Pullen, J. Horner, Mrs. J. H. Montgomery, Mrs. Geo, McVelttv, Clara Montgomery, Forest Christen jen, Mrs. Louise Reagan, H. B. Chris :ensen, ThomaB Drill, W. A. Wood. VIrfi. Jacobson, Inar Jacobson, Lena Jacobson, and three steerage. For Douglas?Geo. Curtis, William Cogant, 0. E. Rinnlng and E. Powell. F. P. Walker, fur warden attached :o the government fisheries service, left tor Skagway on the Georgia.