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THKALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
? = ) I ' ?? ' " - VOL. III., NO. 377. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, FEB. 7, 1914. * PRICE, TEN CENTS MEXICO CITY RESIDENTS TURNING AGAINST HUERTA - Council Stands Against Unlicensed Liquor Selling The city council took an emphatic stand at last night's session on the; suppression of the liquor tratlic in the : restricted district. That body went ] on record as opposed to the evil and placed the burden of enforcing the j law against selling liquor without a license on the department of justice. The last act before adjournment was to pass a resolution directing that a letter be addressed to the district attorney informing the gov ernment that the city council of Juneau would lend every aid to the Federal government in enforcing the law against selling liquor without a li cense. The subject was brought up earlier in the evening by Councilman H. J. Raymond, who. as foreman of the late grand jury, had been requested by the Jury to report to the city council of Juneau on matters brought to light, through its investigations. Council man Raymond said that statements were made before the grand jury that convictions for selling liquor in the restricted district could not be se cured. even where the evidence of guilt was conclusive, because the sentiment of the ^immunity was not back of the enforcement of the law in this re spect. also that statements had been made tending to show that the city of Juneau was culpable in allowing, flagrant conditions to exist in that dis trict. The system of collecting tines was touched upon by M r. Raymond and he said the city was held to be j a party to the crime or evasion of the law by the district attorney's office.; Ole Orson was present and asked to address the body on the subject. Mr. Orson said the conditions in that neighborhood were becoming intoler-, able: that his family and several oth-i ers would be compelled to move If something was not done. At tlic con- j elusion of Mr. Orson's address a mo tion was made that the chief of police be Instructed to close the restricted district, but the motion was after-. wards withdrawn. A long discussion followed on the matter of the city: suppressing the liquor traffic in the ! district and it was found that there was ; no law or ordinance whereby the city 1 could interfere, and the matter was or dered called to the attention of the i Federal authorities. HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS PLAY AT JAXON'S RINK TONIGHT Tonight the Juneau and Douglas high school basketball teams will play In Jaxon's rink. The line-up of the two teams will likely remain the same as in the last contest. A large crowd of Douglas rooters Is expected to ac company the team. WILL LEAVE WITH PRISONERS ON MARIPOSA ? - Chief Deputy Marshal J. F. Mullen, assisted by J. F. McDonald, will leave for McNeil's Island penitentiary on the Southbound Mariposa early next week taking prisoners qnder sentence to that Institution. The prisoners are W. J. Burke and Frank Wheeler, both of whom were convicted of selling li quor to Indians. The former is sen tenced to 21 months and the latter to 15 months. ALASKAN HOTEL ARRIVALS. The following arrivals are registered at the Alaskan Hotel: W. H. Rey nolds. F. A. Miller. Jualin; R. A. Mc Gregor. E. Miller. P. Paulson. City: 0. Wilcox. Perseverance: G. Van Dyke. H. E. Shook. George B. Fredell, D. I. Moir, Seattle: L Schienfeldt, Ten akee: A. M. Goodman. Douglas; G. Bernstein. Prince Rupert: F. Miller. Vancouver: H. W. Marsh. Whitehorse: V. Sicott, Cordova: C. R. Brooks, Al aska: J. R. Hayden. Seward. BASKETBALL TONIGHT. All roads lead to Jaxon's rink to night The Juneau high school vs. the Douglas high school, one of the fastest basketball games ever seen in Juneau. Bring your horn and toot for your favorite. Skating as usual.! Balcony seats. 25 cents. Game starts at 8 o'clock sharp. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?34. Minimum?26. Cloudy and snow. NEW ELECTION LAW IS INTRODUCED The new election ordinance prepared by City Attorney J. B. Marshall was introduced and read the first time at last night's session of the city council and It will probably be passed at the next regular session. The salient fea tures of the ordinance were printed in The Empire of February 4. The report being compiled by City Clerk E. W. Pettit is almost finished and there will probably be a special meet ing early next week for the purpose of receiving it. All of the members of the city council were present ex cept Councilmen Case and Pullen who are absent from the city. Immediate ly after the regular session the coun cil went into executive session. Routine Matters. A resolution was passed authorizing Mayor C. W. Carter to execute a lease with Charles Goldstein for the loca tion occupied by the city float on the terms agreed upon, that the yearly compensation for use of the location be equal to the tax levy on it and the abutting tide land property belonging to lessor. Bills were read, audited and ordered paid. A resolution was passed providing that warrants be issued for all out standing claims against the city and that said warrants draw interest from date of issue. DISTRICT COURT NOTES. ?+? Rice Is Sued. A suit was filed against George L.! Rice in the district court yesterday by ! the Continental Distributing company' to recover money alleged to be due j on a promissory note and for goods furnished. In the first instance the alleged debt was $493.54. with inter est but the amount of principal and interest claimed amounts to $1, 050, S3. Attorney Cobb Asks Hearing be Postponed. Attorney J. H. Cobb, has applied for a postponement of the hearing in; the case of O. Itow and E. Fushimi convicted and under sentence for the' killing of Frank Dunn at Dundas Bay some two years ago. The case was taken on appeal to the Supreme Court and a hearing was set for February 24. Attorney Cobb says that it will be impossible for him to complete the brief and reach Washington on the date set. The trial of W. Naklyama, indicted by the last Ketchikan grand Jury for complicity in the same killing has been set for February 16. Mr. Cobb is also attorney for the de fendant in this case. Henry Cooman Guilty. The Jury trying Henry Cooman who was indicted for sending unmailable matter through the malls, brought in a verdict of guilty late yesterday aftor noon. New Trials Asked. Judge R. W. Jennings this afternoon entertained motions for new trials in. several cases. Attorney Z. R. Cheney asked for a new trial in the case of Jose Ramirez, convicted of robbery. Attorney A. B. Callaham is asking for a new trial for Frank Lewis, convicted of robbery. Attorney J. H. Cobb is asking for new trials in the cases of Theodore Torge.">sen and N. B. John son. defendants who lost In the tres pass actions brought by the Pacific Coast company. CATHOLIC MEN WILL HOLD DOUGLAS MEETING ? +? The executive committee formed at the preliminary meeting to organize a council of the Knights of Columbus in Juneau, has decided to hold another meeting before applying for a charter. This meeting will be held in Douglas at such time as may be decided upon. The secretary will Issue a call for the meeting and all Catholic men will be urged to attend. ROYAL FRUIT CO., Phone 280. Fresh ranch eggs by the dozen or case. Burbanks potatoes?the best?by the pound, sack or ton. ROYAL FRUIT CO.. Phone 280. KENSINGTON MINE ' LOOKING GOOD ?+? General Manager B. L. Thane of the Kensington Mines company who has but recently returned from Kensington, ufter inspecting the property reports that cxcollent progress is being made on the development work now under way. Tho boarding house that was destroyed last December has been re built and a crew of 40 men under sup erintendent B. B. Neldlng is engnged in driving the Kensington crosscut tunnel. The crew Is divided into three shifts and a gas engine furnishes pow er for the compressors. From the present showing made on the Johnson ore zone which has just been entered It looks as if the Kensington mine will develop into a good producer. The property known as the Kensing on mine has in part been worked years ago, that is the richest of the ore was milled under adverse conditions. Lat er the properties were closed down and together with other properties came into possession of the Kensing ton Mines Co., which is now attempt ing to develop a sufficient ore body to make It possible to-operate on an ec onomic basis. Considerable work has been done on the three zones which run parallel through the property. A tunnel on the Eureka zone has been driven 1500 feet; a similar tunnel on the Kensing-; ton zone extends 2200 feet; and a tunnel has been- driven on the Johnson zone 4,500 feet. What is known as the Kensington crosscut has cut through both the Eureka and Kensing ton zones and some very rich ore en countered, but not in sufficient quan tities to furnish the tonnage for work ing economically. The problem is to develop mor?~ ore. The Kensington crosscut is now into , the Johnson zone and the indications are very good. If it should develop to be as good as either the Eureka or Kensington there will be enough ore in sight to warrant the erection j of a reduction plant and further de-1 velopment of the mine. JUNEAU ATHLETIC CLUB IS DEFEATED BY HIGH SCHOOL J. H. S 21 J. A. C 6 The Juneau high school basketball team defeated the Juneau Athletic club team in a strenuous, although one-sided, game In Jason's rink last night. The school lads showed the advantage of training and practice and set a pace that was entirely too fast for the athletics. There was a big crowd in attendance and the clever work of the school boys received gen erous recognition. The Lie-Up Athletes? Position School? Manners If .-. Burford Brennan rf. ... Kashaveroff Mulligan c Herner Cash Cole lg Casey McKanna rg McKinnon ?In the second half the high school team substituted Wilson at right for ward. and Hurlbutt at right guard. JUNEAU TEAM WILL GO TO SITKA SOON The Juneau high school basketball team will go to Sitka on the next trip of the Georgia for the purpose of play ing the high school team of the ancient town. There will be eight members in the party, including Prof. Enoch Per kins, of the Juneau high school, who .is coach /or the team. '?. . The trip was made possible through the generous response of the business men of Juneau who contributed the amount necessary to defray expenses that will be incurred by making the trip. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ASK FOR FOUNTAIN i The students of the Juneau high school yesterday afternoon signed a [ petition addressed to the city council, i asking for a drinking fountain in the! city hall building that Is being used for high school purposes. 'The pe tition came before the council last night, and was referred to the fire and water committee. ALASKA ROAD WILL HELP PRINCE RUPERT ? - * The vote of the United States Sen ate. favoring the Alaska railroad bill, is of more than passing interest to Prince Rupert and all of new British Columbia. Development of any mag nitude in Alaska cannot but have some effect on the fortunes of this city and district.?Prince Rupert Empire. Empire ads for results. BUSINESS CONTINl .S UPWARD TE NDENCY PITTSBURGH; Pa., Feb. 7. ? 8teel orders exceeding- 100,000 tons have been received by the mills of the Pitts burgh district within the last few days. Vice-president Bope of the Car negie Steel Co. declares that within 90 days the mills should be operating at full capacity. Milwaukee Pay Rolls Grow. MILWAUKEE, Fob. 7.?There has been large re-employment of labor in the last week or two in Milwaukee, two construction companies alone adding 3500 to their payrolls. Massachusetts Mills Increase. BOSTON, Feb. 7.?A new addition Is being made to the Slater Mills, in Webster, which will cost from $100, 000 to $250,000. hnd which will give employment to several hundred more operatives. There are 4500 now em ployed. The Stevens Linen Mills or Dudley, Mass., the largest industry of its kind in the world, is operating at full ca pacity. Cotton Employe* Get M"ore Pay. BOSTON, Feb. 7?The Grosvenor dalc Co. of Webster, Mass., cotton man ufacturers, have announced a volun tary wage Increase of five per cent, and a reduction In hours from 59 to 56 per weok affoctlfig 2500 operatives. Fourteen hundred operatives In cot ton mills In the town of Thompson, Conn., have been notified of a wage in crease of five per cent., commencing last Monday. Better Pay for "Hello" Glrla. CLEVELAND, O., Fob. 7. ? The Cleveland Telephone Co. has increased if8 wages ton pJr cent, to 1000 tele phone operators, effective since Feb. 1st. Orders Are 25% Better. CHICAGO, Feb. 7.?The wholesale department of Marshall Field & Co. has announced that the orders for Jan uary show an increase of 25 per cent over those for the same month last year. ROBBERS KILL AND ROB ENGLISHMAN SEATTLE, Feb. 7.?Charles Hodges, an Englishman, was fatally assaulted yesterday morning in a room at the St. James hotel, and robbed of $3,000. A partly written will was found at the side of his body. The assailant has not been apprehended. Hodges Is Dead. SEATTLE, Feb. 7.?Charles Hodges, the St. James hotel robbery victim, died today of the injuries resulting from the assault upon him. RICHARDSON OUTLINES DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS Col. W. P. Richardson, whose annu al report as president of the Alaska board of road commissioners, makes the following proposed dlstriibution of the $7,250,000 which he asks Congress for expenditure of a wagon road sys tem In Alaska: Maintenance of the present roads $1,250,000 Completion of projects al ready undertaken and their maintenance 1,420,000 Projects approved but not begun 2,780,000 Projects not yet Important but which will develop aB other roads arc built 1,800,000 Total $7,250,000 Must Have Feeders. Speaking of the proposed Alaska railroad. Col. Richardson Bays it will be useless unless wagon roads are provided as feeders. He says: "Our board speciflcaly disavows any intent to set forth views In opposi tion or discouragement to railroad con struction In the Territory under prop er limitations, but after several years of careful observation and study of the land transportation conditions and of the natural inducements to develop and to settlement which exist, is con vinced that no rapid or general devel opment will follow the construction of trunk lines or railroad unless preced ed or accompanied by the construction of numerous wagon roads and trails as feeders, and even then the devel opment will be slow." ARCHIE LEWIS IS RETURNING Archie Lewis, the popular young electrician, formerly of Juneau but more recently employed with the Treadwell company, Is a returning pas senger on the Admiral Sampson after spending two weeks visiting in Sound cities. COURT TO DECIDE ON SUEFRAGE LAW CHICAGO. Fob. 7.?The Illinois wo man suffrage law tost case, entitled Scoun vs. the Election Commissioners of the City of Chicago, will be decided by the Illinois supreme court Feb. 13th. REPUBLICANS WILL NOT OPPOSE PRESIDENT WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.?Both Sen atoEL Jacob H. Gallinger, of New Hampshire. Republl<$n Jeader. In Jhe Senate, and Representative Jnmes R. Mann, of Illinois, Republican floor lead er jn the House, have assured the Dem ocrats that the Republicans will not oppose the passage of the administra tion anti-trust bills. i GERMAN SHIPS ARE IN BIG RATE WAR i HAMBURG, Feb. 7.?Rate war be tween German shipping companies has been opened by the North German Lloyd putting its Kaiser Wilhelm der | Gross at the exclusive disposal of steerage passengers. A Berlin paper declares, however, that a settlement of the rate war may be expected shortly. Northern Steamers Want It All. LONDON, Feb. 7.?The North At lantic shipping conference has reject ed the request of the Hamburg-Amer ican line for a larger percentage of the transatlantic steerage traffic. The existing agreements expired Jan. 31. FORMER SENATOR CRANK HEADS NEW HAVEN R. R. ??? BOSTON, Feb. 7.?The Boston Amer ican says former United States Sena tor W. Murray Crane Is today Ujo man absolutely in charge of the hinb-| er affairs of the New Haven railroad, and author of New Haven's "we-wlll now-be-good" policy. He has direct ed directors of the railroad in their recent dealings with government oLV clals. Borah Denounces Railroad Men. WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. ? MenTn volved in some of the past transaction of the New Haven road were d& nounced as "criminals" by Senator W. E. Borah in a speech In the Senate yesterday afternoon. He said "they should be occupying penitentiary cells." Senate to Investigate. WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.?The res olution introduced by Senator George W. Norris, of Nebraska, providing for a thorough Investigation of the affairs of the New Haven railroad passed the Senate. LOST GARMENT, CAUSE OF TRIAL, NOW ON An interesting case Is on trial in the commissioner's court this after noon in which the plaintiff seeks to re cover $120, the value placed on a bear skln overcoat, which it is alleged was left in the care of the keeper of an inn or lodging house. The action is brought by Nick Radonich and the de fendant is J. H. Randle, proprietor of the place. Attorney A. B. Callaham represents the plaintiff and the de fense Is being conducted by Attorney Simon Hellenthal. The defense de manded a Jury trial. NEW YORK GETS BIG TAX PAYMENT ALBANY, N. Y., Feb. 7.?A check for $2,584,000 in payment of the trans fer tax on the estate of Anthony N. Brady, has been received by New York I State. The tax was figured on an esti mated valuation of approximately $70, j 000,000. SOUTH DAKOTA LOW RATE LAW VALID ?*? ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 7.?Federal ; Judge Willard at Sioux Falls, S. D? has filed a decslion upholding the 2% i cent rate for passengers in South Da kota. He had held a two-cent rate un constitutional in that it would be con ! flscatory. The decision ended sever al years of litigation. SKIING IS POPULAR PASTIME IN JUNEAU ? A Skiing has become a popular pas time In Juneau. The young folks, and some that are not so young, have mas tered the popular Northern sport The j hills of Juneau's residential section of fer capital opportunity for skiing, and the best use of the snow covered ground is being made. COLD WAVE HITS CENTRAL WEST CHICAGO. Feb. 7?The entire coun try west of the Atlantic States Is being j swept by u cold wave. The temper-1 'ature Is generally below zero all over, the country. At Havre, Mont, the ! thermometer registers 42 dcgreeB be-1 low zero. There Is considerable suffering on I account of the cold in this city, and other centers of population. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION MAY BECOME MAjOR i CHICAGO, Feb. 7.?Plans that have been developing for sometime to make the American Association a major j baseball league seem likely to mature.. The plan Is to sell the Toledo fran-' chlso and move it to Chicago. That | would give the required population. This has lead to the suggestion that | I one of the franchises of the Eastern, League, probably that of Rochester, be transferred to New York, and make J the Eastern league a major class or-! gunization. It is planned then to arrange the schedules so that there would be at least one major league game playing J In New York and Chicago whenever a i Fedora .eague game was scheduled for thou- places. - ONE MUX POWDER FOR EACH SENATOR SEWa:;0, Alaska, Jan. 26.?Enough I powder ?? ? olow up a small village, for i ty-four res in all, was set off on the i bench in ic celebration which greeted ' j the newr ? nat the Senate had voted fa .vorably om the Alaska railroad bill. The j offering ?ms in honor of the Senators fwho hat oted for the measure. An ! nthusiau: c mass meeting followed and | the celewution ended with a rousing l dance, rieeches were made by the (mayor ana councilmen. In porrt cal circles it is expressed jhcre tha ilaska will go Democratic In ? the delegne election next fall if the bill pasBr ? the House. Many Republi cans ha- ? gone on record that they ! will supi?- rt any Democratic nominee | in the nc :i election. 0 j g iMURPI'Y'S FRIEND LIKES REAL MONEY ?+? NEW "')RK, Feb. 7.?The Investi gators hme discovered that James E. Caffney, lurphy's friend, to whom much ot ir e money paid by contractors as camps rn contributions, had a fond ness for r ul money. In one year, 1909, when tie acqueduct contracts wese let he u-nosited to his personal ac count ii <ne bank $100,000 in bills. The deport slips show currency re ceived ana placed to his account in *umB ranging from $1,000 to $15,000 at % time. Murpb' i accounts also show that currenc) -as deposited frequently, nl ?o. but ii? ' to the extent that was done u the ca-'-i of Gaffney. antitrust bills may ;:e ready march ist WASl' ^GTON, Feb. 7. ? Senator ??Yancis . Newlands, of Nevada, ?nairma: >f the Senate committee on iiuersta* commerce, Bays the antl i-uBt bl that have been Introduced iu the tvate may be ready to report J?y Man- 1st. The Senate and House ? ucerstai commerce committees have had a np i-oer of conferences over the lulls, an<" hey will have more of them. Is th- turpose of both committees tv keep n touch with each other so flat the tills may be advanced In both i lanche ? f Congress at the same time. i<outt african strike is off LONDON, Feb. 7.?A Johannesburg special P-rs that the new executive o' the Fv urntion of Trades has decid er to ct i off the projected general strike fe* vhlch a secret call was is piled a tr->- days ago. furd r.mployees get * double pay now UETR'MT, Mich., Feb. 7.?The cm p' tyees < ' the Ford Motor company I who wer- mid there first salaries un ! do' the ?flt sharing plan this week found ths their pay was nearly dou Jblod. Mexicans Plot to Overthrow Gen. Huerta ! ? MEXICO CITY. Fob. 7.?A well planned plot to overthrow Gen. Hu erta was discovered last night. Some of the conspirators have been arrest ed. The guard at the palace has been in creased with additional troops, and the entire garrison (s being held In quar ters and kept in constant readiness for immediate action. The people of the city are restless, and that there are many Influential men ready to turn on Huerta now that | the feeling has begun to permeate the country that his days of power are growing few in number. Americans Probably Dead. JUAREZ. Mex., Feb. 7.?It Is be lieved that the seven American rail road men who are missing as the re sult of the holding up of a North western passenger train yesterday, were burned to death in the Cumbre tunnel, which was set on Are. The bandits responsible for the crime are being pursued by Constitu tionalist cavalry, who are instructed to give no quarter. Americans Investigating. EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 7.?American authorities are investigating the dis appearance of the American railroad men from the passenger train of the Northwestern railroad. YOUNG PEOPLE KILL THEMSELVES FOR LOVE ?+? GREENSBORO, Pa., Feb. 7? Sitting upright in an automobile, the woman with her arms around the neck of her companion, the dead bodies of John McFadden and Miss Anna Lutz, both aged 20 years, were discovered yester day where they had been shot to ; death. It is a case of murder and sul [cide. The young people were lovers. ARMY LIEUTENANT TO HE COURT MARTIALED ?4?? SEATTLE, Feb. 7?Lieut. Parker, o( the Thirteenth Infantry, Is held at Fort Lawton, nnd will be court mar j tialed on account of shortage in his ac [ counts while in charge of the canteen , at Fort William H. Seward, Alaska. i UNKNOWN WOMAN COMMITS MURDER NEWARK, N. J.. Feb. 7?Masked in a veil of mourning an unknown woman caller this morning shot Mrs. Harriet Manning, of this city, to death in the parlor of her mother's home. The wo man escaped. Young Woman Confesses Murder. j NEWARK, N. J., Feb. 7?Miss Ha ; el Herdman, aged 20 years, daughter of A. J. Herdman, a Newark hotel pro i prletor, today confessed that she had killed Mrs. Manning because of her iove for the latter's husband. After I confessing, Miss Herdman killed her self. The Mannings were separated. VIOLATED LAWS OF CIVILIZED WARFARE ?+? WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.?Gen. Leon ard Wood, chief of staff, told the Sen ate military committee today that | when the Union troops destroyed a Confederate military academy In 1864 their action was not In accord with the laws of civilized warfare, . m DEPOT SUPERINTENDENT DIES AT SEATTLE SEATTLE, Feb. 7.?J. N. McLellan, superintendent of the Oregon-Washing ton and Milwaukee passenger station, widely known, died here of paralysis last night. WOMAN SUFFRAGIST PREDICTS VICTORY -+? I ALBANY, N. Y., Feb. 7.?Mrs. Car rie Chapman. Catt of New York told a large audience in the Assembly Chamber last night that the Legisla ture of 1915 was Just as sure to pass the bill submitting a woman suffrage constitutional amendment to the voters as the sun was to rise. "Nothing in this world can prevent our triumph," said Mrs. Catt. "It is not that woman don't get the things they want. They do get them, but they will get them a great deal easier when they have the right to vote." Senator Foley, a young Tnmmanyite but anti-Murphylte, is author of the j woman's suffrage bill.