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THEALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. III., NO. 376. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, FEB. 6, 1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS MURPHY WILL NOT SURRENDER TAMMANY LEADERSHIP ? S ?? Customs Report Shows Big Increase For Juneau The annual report of J. R. Willis, collector of customs for Alaska, which was released for publication today, shows that the total commerce be tween Alaska and the States and for eign ports for the year 1913 amounted to $67,423.30? as against $72,741,060 for 1912 and $57,354,347 in 1911. The de crease of 1913 from 1912 of $5,318,753 is represented by a decline of approx imately $3,000,000 in the domestic gold and silver shipments, and a decline in the quantity of merchandise shipments, mostly in canned salmon and copper matte, amounting to approximately $2, 500.000. There was an increase In the for eign gold shipped from Alaska of $600,000. An increase in the value of shipments in fresh salmon, other va rities of fish, fertilizer, marble and mis cellaneous merchandise was shown. A decrease was shown in the ship ments of fish oils, furs, tin ore and con centrates and whalebone. Population Decreases. For the first time in several years there were more people left Alaska last year than came ?o it. The total arriv als were 24,672 and tb ' lartures 25.798. the difference being 1126. Southeastern Alaska Gains. The arrivals and departures from Southeastern and Western Alaska show a gain for the Territory of 58?? the arrivals were 21.963 and the de partures 21,376. This does not, how ever. show the full gain of Southeast ern Alaska, for the reason that the fig ures include a? hose that came out from the int< ? of Alaska and Yu-I kon Territ? through Skagway, where, it Is f to assume, there was' a loss to th i'orth. The gain was made up of te moving into the I Southeastern id Western sections of J the Territory. Juneau's Great Showing. The most striking feature of the an nual report is the tremendous gain in the shipping for the port of Juneau. The imports of Juneau and Sheep creek from the States for the year amounted to $3,240,681 as against $1. 417.910 for the year 1912. If we com bine Juneau, including Sheep creek. Treadwell and Douglas, the total im ports for the year amounted to $4. 73S.609 in 1913 as against $2,793,161 in 1912. Copper Decrease Due to Lower Price. The decrease in the copper output of the Territory does not show any de cline in the copper mining industry, for the reason that there was an ac tual increase in the tonnage of copper I ores transported. 91.222 in 1913 as against 85.823 in 1912. Gold Decrease Due to Natural Causes. The decrease in the gold shipments are shown by the collector's report' to be due to the suspension of ship ments from two of the leading mining properties of Juneau while they are preparing for increased production and j to the drought that prevailed for a [ large part of the summer in the pla cer districts of the interior and Sew-j ard peninsula. VC55C15 VUrillliy uiiu uwiiiS< The report shows that 365 vessels. 1 317.506 tons register, entered from for eign ports and 812 vessels, 493,066' tons, from American coastwise ports: during the year, and 327 vessels, 167.-, 617 tons, cleared for foreign ports and 770 vessels. 504,817 tons, cleared for domestic ports. The total receipts from duties and other sources amounted to $33,305. The total expense for the maintenance of the customs service in Alaska amounted to $47,283. The total cost to the government for the collection of $1 of revenue was $1,419. The Report Mr. Willis' report is dated January 31st. and he introduces it as follows: "The commerce of the Territory dur ing the current year, as indicated by the following statistics, compares fa vorably with that of previous years, except in the value of precious metals (Continued on Page Three.) THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?29. Minimum?23. Cloudy and snow. SHIELDS PARTY AT SEAR CREEK ALL RIGHT ?+? The mystery surrounding the Shields camp at Bear creek is ex plained by the knowledge that Shields and party were In Juneau after more provisions at the time Loucks and York visited the camp. There has been some light thrown on the apparent mystery of the de serted camp at Bear creek which was discovered by Harry Loucks and J. H. York some days ago. George Shields, Walter Anderson, and one other es tablished the camp for the purpose of engaging in the work of getting out pile timbers. Henry Johansen cousin to Walter Anderson arrived in Juneau on the last trip of the Mariposa and has been looking for an opportunity to go to this camp. He received a letter from Anderson written in Juneau Jan uary 26 stating that he was going to j the Bear creek camp the next day. | Inquiry about town reveals that An-1 derson did not leave Juneau until Jan-1 uary 2? and as Loucks and York were at the Bear creek camp on January 27 it is reasonable to supoose that the I Shields party were in Juneau aftor provisions of some kind or for some other purpose at that time and this is why the camp seemed to have been t desterted. ? t ? LEAVING ON THE MAQUINNA. j ! -+ The Princess Maquinna, sailing tor ' the South last night, carried many pas-1 sengers. In addition to those from Lynn canal points the following took passage frcm Juneau: J. H. Sully, E. Blaney, J. C. Clifton, C. A. Townsend, Thomas Marvin. John Arnold, George R. Shotter, Lawrence McCoy, Mrs. C. J. McCoy, Owen Arnsted and wife, W. F. Carpenter, C. J. Alexander, L. G. Neel. B. D. Wood. J. H. Meyers, L. V. Chambers. Clarence King and wife, H. Haywood, Guy Cordiner, Jack Carl-, son. W. H. Lancaster, J. M. Palmer, Clarence Carpenter and wife, William Reap. A. Mackay, G. A. Torrey, Chris Brown, Lillian C. Irwin. P. Hartman, W. A. Nichols, Al. Carlson, Martha Ar- \ ulson, Nick Anderson, Nick Sandwick, J. K. Learning, E. C. Russell, Bruce Shorts. W. B. Sutton, Ira Bronson, W. II. Bogle, F. M. Bailey, C. P. Pray, W, A. Wood, Mis*-M. Berry, J. J. Madigan, W. F. Elliott, A. Waldahi, and ten sec ond class. SPECIAL FEATURE AT ORPHEUM. ??? "The Power of Silence," the special, I two-reel Lubin picture drama shown | at the Orpheum theatre last evening is one of the strangest and strongest of Western photo plays and is decided ly unique in many of its scenes and , climaxes. Romayne Fielding. In the leading role, presents an excellent character portrayal of the silent one In this especialy good picture play. ! "Poison Ivy," is a funny, tramp com- j edy. by the Selig company. "The Clay Industry," is a fine, in-1 structive 'and interesting picture of j the method in manufacture of this pro-! duct into various artistic and useful articles. "His Wife's Relations," is a dandy Lubin comedy, with that venerable co median Thos. McQuade having a little domestic trouble. Good. "An Interrupted Honeymoon," a clever Lubin comedy sketch with Rog er Lytton and Clara Kimball Young closes a splendid show, repeated this evening. Remember Robertson and Barry in vaudeville, Saturday night No extra charge. Save your coupons. PRIZE AND BASKETBALL NIGHT AT JAXON'S RINK. ?+? The Juneau Athletic club will play the Juneau high school a game of basketball at Jaxon's rink tonight, to start at 8 o'clock sharp. Skating as usual, between halves. A prize will be given away. ROYAL FRUIT CO., Phone 280. ?+? Fresh ranch eggs by the dozen or case. Burbanks potatoes?the best?by the bound, sack or ton. ROYAL FRUIT CO.. Phone 280. J. K. Learning, well known hotel man. left for the South on the Prin cess Maquinna for a brief visit in the States. He expects to engage In bus-j iness on his return. JULES REDELSHEIMER DIES AT SEAnLE SEATTLE. Feb. 6. ? Jules Redel aholmer, one of Seattle's leading cloth ing merchants and for many years prominent in Republican politics, died here last night. Jules Redelshelmer grew up with Seattlo, whore he has been In business for himself for more than a quarter of a century and where he was employed as a salesman for many years before that. He was very wealthy. He wub stricken with paralysis- last Sunday, and never recovered from the'flttack. BEARSKIN OVERCOAT TRIAL TOMORROW I Tomorrow at 2 p. m. the "bearskin j overcoat" case will come up in the i commissioner's court. This is an ac ' tion begun several days ago by Nick Radonich against J. H. Randle to re cover $120 said to be the value of a bearskin overcoat, alleged to have been left in the care of the defendant who conducts an inn and lodging house. The plaintiff claims to have been a guest of the defendant at the time the coat was lost. LICENSE HEARING IS SET FOR FEBRUARY 21 ?*? The hearing on the petition of the government to revoke the liquor li cense of Albert Carlson was set this morning by Judge It. \V. Jennings for February 21. DISTRICT COURT NOTES. Frank Wheoler Gets Fifteen Months. Frank Wheeler, convicted by a Jury of selling liquor to Indians was this morning sentenced by Judge R. W. Jennings, to fifteen months in the pen itentiary at McNeil's island, Washing ton. Joe Wilson Gets Jail Sentence. Joe Wilson convicted of selling liq-' uor to Indians was last evening sen tenced by R. W. Jennings to serve three months In the Federal jail at Juneau. Kitty Brown Pleads. Kitty Brown this morning entered a plea of not guilty to the Indictment charging her with selling liquor with-; out a license. "Red" Frank Lewis Guilty of Robbery. The Jury trying "Red" Frank Lewis, indicted for robbery returned a ver dict of guilty after being out a fow minutes late yesterday afternoon.1 This morning Attorney A. B. Calla ham gave notice of filing a motion for a new trial alleging discovery of new evidence. The motion will be heard ! tomorrow. George Rice Arraigned. George L. Rice wob arraigned in the district court this morning on the in dictment charging the keeping of n bawdyhousc, and will plead Monday. 1 Want New Trial In Trespass Cases. J. H. Cobb, attorney for the defend ants In the trespass cases of the Pa cific Coast against Theodore Torgen sen and against N. B. Johnson this morning gave notice that he had filed a motion asking for a new trial in each instance. The hearing on the motion was set for tomorrow. Tomorrow Motion Day. Judge R. W. Jennings of the dis trict court this morning announced that he would hear taotfons for now trialB in both civil and criminal ac tions tomorrow at 2 o'clock. Henry Cooman on Trial. Henry Cooman went to trial this morning on the charge of sending un mailnble matter through the malls. The following jury is trying the case: George Bayless, John Jockhardt, Sim Freiman, Everett Bradford, S. G. Holt, J. G. Morrison, H. S. Graves, Robert Keeny, eGorge Simpkins. A. M. Shep ard. M. J. Donnelly, recently admit ted to the bar, is assisting A. B. Cal laham in the defense. It Is his first case. MUNCIPAL COURT. Dan Hart was arrested by Capt. Martin's men last night on the charge of vagrancy. He is now in the city bastile. Arested for Assault. Wilfred Burger was arrested by the city police for assaulting a woman of the underworld with a beer bottle some days ago. This morning a com plaint was sworn in the commission er's court, charging assault with a dangerous weapon, and the prisoner i was transferred to the Federal Jail. Constitutionalists Are t*& f' y y' '[ ' ' After Naval Vessels NEW ORLEANS. Feb. 6.'?An option has been obtained on a steel cruiser by pcoplo representing the Constitu tionalists. The cruiser will be equipp ed with guns and used In conveying ammunition to the armies In Mexico. Caranza Wants Aeroplanes. CULICAN. Mex., Feb. 6.?Gen. Car ranxa has placed an order with Ameri can manufacturers for military aero planes for use in his operations against the Huerta government. Mexican Bandit* Rob Pastengers. JUAREZ, Feb. 6.?Maximo Castillo's ? bandits wrecked and burned the Mexi can Northwestern passenger train this morning and robbed the passengers. They destroyed the Cumbre tunnel and held Beven railroad men prisoners. Gen. Vtlln has ordered the bandits captured and killed. REV. HANS SCHMIDT GUILTY Of MURDER NEW YORK, Feb. 6.?Rev. Hans Schmidt was found guilty of murder in the first defcree by a Jury this morn ing. The conviction Is for the murder of Miss Anna Aumftller. This was tho second trial, the flrsf Jury'having disagreed. PRESIDENT FAVORS TWO BATTLESHIPS A'ASHINGTON. Fob. G.?Presidont "? jodrow Wilson this morning gave e. v.hatlc approval to Secretary of the Navy Joseph Daniel's recommendation for two battleships for the navy this year. ? ? ? * * I MARINE NOTES | ' ; 'I + + The Spokane should arrive In Ju neau from the S6uth Sunday night or Monday morning. The Admiral Sampson sailed from Seattle last night and should arrive in Juneau Sunday night. The .Georgia left for Sitka this morn-. Ing. The Princess Maquinna left for the South last night. The Northwestern sails from Seat tle next Tuesday. The Mariposa should arrive from the Westward next Wednesday. The Al-Kl is expected to arrive from ; Seattle next Friday. HAINES PEOPLE ARE IN TOILS OF THE LAW ?+? Joe and Henry McGuire were ar rested yesterday at Haines, charged with violating the game laws of tho Territory by poisoning foxes for their pelts. The skins of two animals, said to have been In the possession of tho accused, were seized. H. C. HANNAWALL BUYS THE MODEL RESTAURANT H. C. Hannawall, one of tho owners of tho Heidelberg lunch countor, has purchased the Model restaurant from the former proprietors, and will con tinue it as a medium priced restaurant. Mr. Hannawall will retain his In terest in the Heidelberg lunch counter. MADAME VANOPHEM DEAD. General Manager L. K. Kennedy, of the Jualin mines has just received no tice of the death of Madame Vano phem, wife of Jean Vanophcm, one of the heaviest stockholders and a man aging director of the Jualin Alaska Mines company. The demise occurred at Brussels, Belgium. ASSOCIATED GIRLS STUDENTS ELECT MANAGER At a meeting of the Associated Girls Students of the Juneau high school yesterday Miss Elizabeth Hopper was chosen athlotic manager. NOTICE F. O. A. A smoker will be given in the For esters' new hall at Kandle's, Wednes day night, Feb. 4th, 1914. All mem bers are requested to be present This smoker Is given for members only. 1-29-61. J. H. RANDLE, Fin. Secy. ? ? ? LOST ? In the Alaskan bar, gold tie-holder, plain back and engraved front. Reward If returned to Empire office. 2-6-4t A1 Fagenberg of McCarthy is visit ing In Juneau until the arrival of the Admiral Sampson when he will leave; for the Westward. Mr. Fagenberg is the oldest sourdough in the Nazina country and has conducted a business in that section for years. - SITUATION TENSE AT PORT AU PRINCE: ??? PORT AU PJRINCE, Hayti, Feb. 6.?? | The situation here is tense. The Brit- j lsh and French landed marines lasti night. American and German marinos were already patrolling the city. The citizens of foreign countries are being protected, and the feeling against them is growing. The revo lution sympathisers think the govern ment is taking advantage of the pres ence of the foreign armed men, and that foreign sympathy is against their cause. WARS COST GREECE OVER 50,000 MEN; ATHENS, Feb. 6.?An accurate tab ulation 'shows the total Greek losses In the two Balkan wars,?against Tur key and Bulgaria;?were 50,541. RESERVE BANK FOR BOSTON PREDICTED BOSTON, Feb. 6.?Congressman MI- j chael F. Phelan of Lynn, member of the House banking committee, pre dicts that Boston will get a Federal re-, serve bank. WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY RENDERS GREAT SERVICE ??? LONDON, Feb. 6.?William Marconi, estimates that between 3,000 and 4,000 1 ves have been saved by wireless teleg raphy. EXCHANGE REGULATION SENTIMENT IS STRONG! NEW YORK, Feb. 6.?The New York Herald says that strong sentiment ex ists in the House for an amendment to the trust bills to regulate business on stock exchanges. CALIFORNIA ORANGE CROP IS LARGER ! LOS ANGELES. Calif., Feb. 6.?Esti mates place California's shipment of oranges this year at 40,000 cars, moro than double that of a year ago. ARGENTINA GETS LOAN IN LONDON LONDON, Feb. 6.?Argentina has ar ranged for a loan of $16,000,000 in Lon don and Is also negotiating for a loan of $25,000,000 for public works. ROBERTS SAID TO, BE SLATED FOR JOB NEW YORK, Feb. 6.?A Washing ton special to the New York Tribune says that George E. Roberts, director; of the mint, has practically been set-: tied upon by the President as a mem ber of the Federal Reserve Board. STEEL CORPORATION TO HAVE FARM j PITTSBURGH, Pa., Feb. 6 ? The j United States Steel Corporation will shortly establish the first cooperative farm in the country for supplying food-, stuffs as far as possible to all of Its employees at the cost of production, i The farm will comprise 12,000 acres j outBlde of Conneaut, Ohio, bought in ? 1900 and originally intended as a site for the erection of a steel plant. JOHN D. MAY HELP ERECT RADIUM HOSPITALS! NEW YORK, Feb. 6?A Pittsburgh j dispatch says that John D. Rockefeller; is the "philanthropist" President Flan- j nery of the Standard Chemical com- j pany had in mind when he said to: the House committoo at Washington i that one man would give $15,000,000: to erect and equip 20 radium hospitals in as many cities. Empire advertising pays. Murphy Will Tight To Retain Leadership NEW YORK BUDGET SHOWS LARGE INCREASE ALBANY, Fob. 6?The New York State budget tor 1914 is $39,011,754, an increase of $3,791,527 over a year ago. SHIPPING ORE VIA PARCELS POST BOISE, Idaho, Fob. 6.?Ore Is being: shipped between Stitcs and Elk City, j Idaho, by parcel post. Three mines In 1 the Elk river district have arrange to ship three carloads of concentrates this month by parcel post to a smelter at I Butte. WHITMAN SENDS FOR MURPHY'S BANKERS 1 i NEW YORK, Feb. 6.?District Attor-, I ney Whitman has caused subpoenaesj to issue for bankers in New York'i whore Charles F. Murphy and James E. Gaffney keep their accounts. The! jmbpoenaes require the bankers to j produce the books that will show Mur- ] phy's accounts. It is proposed to as- i certain where Murphy and Gaffney got j ( their money, and to find out whether | or not they banked for themselves con-; t tributions that were made to campaign < funds. i NEW YORK. Feb. 6. ? Charles F. Murphy will fight (or his leadership of Tammany, and will attempt to dis cipline those who made a fight on him at the meeting of the National Demo cratic Club in the club rooms the oth er night. In a statement issued this morning replying to those who are making a fight on his leadership he said: "I Intend to stay here as long as I live, and I intend to retain the leader ship of Tammany as long as I stay here." GOVERNMENT TO FIGHT HOG CHOLERA WASHINGTON, Feb. 6?The Sen ate has unanimously agreed to a bill appropriating $500,00 with which to fight hog cholera in the United States. CHILE TO HAVE ?2,000,000 EXHIBIT ?+? WASHINGTON, Feb. 6?The State Department was advised htis morning :hat a bill appropriating $2,000,000 to iefray the expenses of Chile's partici pation in the Panama-Pacific expos! :ion has passed both houses of the Chilian Congress. The last house to act upon it passed it yesterday after aoon. UNDERWOOD OPPOSES ACTION BY CONGRESS1] WASHINGTON, Feb. 6. ? Majority Leader Oscar W. Underwood went on record as opposed to Federal action: ( on the question of woman suffrage yes- < terday. He said that the Democratic i i party takes the position that the suff- < rage question should be left to the! separate States in the future as it has |' boon, left in the past He called at tention to the great divergence of theI electoral qualifications in the different States, and protested against the Na-:1 tional government interfering with the j; question at ail. He contended that i the question as to the right of suff- j ( rage has been one over which the ; States have always exercised complete j < control except in the case of the con-l( stitutional amendment, confering the franchise upon Negroes, and that this | has since been modified by the States. BRYAN ASKS FOR NO ACTION ON RAKER BILL WASHINGTON, Feb. 6?Secretary of j ( State William J. Bryan conferred yes- j terday with the House immigration: ( committee behind closed doors. It is |, learned that the Asiatic exclusion bill,! i introduced by Representative John E. i Raker of California, was discussed, and j that Mr. Bryan urged that the House j take no action on the bill. The Sec-' retary of State urged the Democratic and Republican members of the com-1 j mittce to maintain the details brought '? < out at the conference as a secret. It ] is said that he went into details re- f garding the stage of the negotiations < that are pending between the United States and Japan, and convinced the < membere of Congress that there is no danger of the gates being opened for a flood of Orientals. ?? li UNITED STATES CALLS , THIRD HAGUE CONFERENCEj, WASHINGTON, Feb. 6.?The United |, States yesterday Issued a call for the ( third peace conference to take place ] at The Hague next year. ? ? ? ] WESTINGHOUSE MEN MAY GO ON STRIKE i PITTSBURGH, Pa., Feb. 6?A move-j] ment has been started here to organize | ] the 12,000 employees of the Westing- ( house Electric & Manufacturing Co. , for strike purposes. FORD EMPLOYEES CAN PAY ALIMONY DETROIT, Mich., Feb. 6.?A trial 1 Judge here In an alimony suit by then wife of a Ford employee, ruled "that j i any man working for Henry Ford can|< afford to pay his wife $12 per weekj alimony." I KAISER WORTH NEAR $100,000,000 MARK NEW YORK, Feb. 6.?A Berlin spo- j; clal to the Herald says the Kaiser Is [ < worth $98,500,000, of which $63,500,- | 000 are in forest lands and farms. He i Is reputed to be the richest person In . Germany. 11 [RWIN'S BIG ESTATE GOES TO WIDOW SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6.?The will jf the late W. G. Irwin, capitalist and sugar king, leaves the bulk of his cs late, valued at $5,000,000, to his wld JW. WILSON AGAINST EBEE CANAL TOLLS ?+ WASHINGTON, Fed. 6?President iVoodrow Wilson announced yesterday ifternoon that he will endeavor to rave repealed at the present session it Congress the provision of the Pan una Canal act which exempts Ameri jan coastwise ships from the payment >f canal tolls. GOV. WEST ASKS .FOR DELAY IN ACTION * * SAI.EM, Ore., Feb. 6.?Gov. Oswald iVest announced this morning that he will ask President Woodrow Wilson to lelay action that has been content Mated looking toward the dissolution tf the Southern and Central Pacific ?ailroads until Oregon's claims can be teard. VIUNDAY AND SHIELS MUST FACE JURY SEATTLE, Feb. 6.?Judge Jeremiah ^eterer last night denied a motion of :he defense in the trial of Charles F. Munday and Archie Shiels for a non tuit. The defense will now place its :ase in evidence before the Jury. SAMPSON SAILS WITH MANY FOR JUNEAU ?+? SEATTLE, Feb. 6?The Admiral Sampson sailed for Alaska last night with the following passengers for Ju ieau: W. H. Case and wife, R. H. Mery man, T. E. Sllvgerland, A. A. Lewis, William Bergman, T. Edward Ilea, M. Larson, D. G. Florence, T. D. Coulter, John Lunnell, W. ? Italston, Mrs. M. Ralston. Miss Lena Hill, Albert Van Jell, Mrs. C. E. Hurt, Miss T. D. De launay, Robert E. Jones, R. A. Wilson, R. 0. Jones, Chas. Abelman, C. O. Lindsay, Martin O'Brien, Frank Burke, E. Takno and wife, and eight Japan sse. There were four steerage pas sengers. NEBRASKA MAN GETS SHANGHAI JUDGESHIP WASHINGTON, Feb. 6.?President Wood row Wilson yesterday nominat ed Charles S. Loblnger, of Omaha, to be United States district Judge at Shanghai. GLASS LOSES SEAT IN U. S. SENATE ?+? WASHINGTON, Feb. 6.?By a vote if 32 to 31 Frank P. Glass, Democrat, yesterday was refused a seat in the Senate to which he had been appointed by Gov. Emmet O'Neal, of Alabama, to succeed the late Senator Joseph F. Johnston. Party lines were not drawn In the voting.