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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. III.. NO. 378. JUNEAU, ALASKA. MONDAY, FEB. 9, 1914. ; PRICE, TEN CENTS U S. SMELTER INTERESTS TAKE OVER JUNEAU OPTIONS I ' Will Make Alaskan Waters More Safe WASHINGTON. Feb. 9 ? The De partment of Commerce has decided to drag all the ship lanes between Seattle and Alaska for the purpose of discovering and marking the submerg ed pinacles that interfere with com merce between the States and Alaska. The activity of the Department is the result of the agitation over the loss of the California and 31 lives last August. Delegate James Wickersham has repeatedly urged that this action be taken by the Department. CAMP FIRE GIRLS HAVING BUSY DAYS The senior band of Alaska Camp Fire Girls assembled twice In the last month at the studio of Miss Edith Kempthorne. the Camp Fire guardian. They spent their time making cere monial dresses, learning their songs and preparing for their Japanese tea which is to take place in March. Junior Girls Active. The enthusiastic younger group of the Camp Fire Girls also assembled twice during the month, and rehearsed the Wohelo ceremony, which is based on an old Indian custom. The leaders for the present are Dorothy Haley. Florence Larson, and Mary Kashaver off. Last Saturday was spent in learn ing to ski. and all made great progress in this splendid sport. Dorothy Hay ley. Mable Bathe, Gertrude Nelson and Mary Kashaveroff especinly were suc cessful. the first two showing great daring: Mable Bathe being untiringly persistent in her efforts. Rose Mc Laughlin and Dorothy Hayley have al ready qualified as wood gatherers and both are promising members. Bluebird* Are Interested. Like with their elder sisters, the Bluebirds, a delightful little band, have also had two meetings. The first one was devoted to learning their rhvsical exercises and songs. Progress was reported by each towards the win ning of their feathers. The second afternoon twelve were awarded feath ers and thus qualified for nestlings. Some exhibited articles made. Marion Bell Pond won special merit for orig inal paintings, and Venetia Pugh and Margaret Shattuck for memorizing and performing little musical selections. Altogether, general progress is be ing made by the Camp Fire Girls. As the less interested girls drop out only those with ambitions and high ideals for the Camp Fire remain. Work will be accomplished that will be of last ing value to the promising young Amer icans. each one of whom is expected, according to Camp Fire law. to do j their little or mi ch towards helping! on their country to attain the great- \ ness for which the whole world is looking. JUNEAU HIGH WINS FROM DOUGLAS AGAIN The Juneau high school basketball team took another game from the Douglas high school team in Jaxon's ring last Saturday night, the score be ing 23?9. Despite the lopsided score the game was full of interest and pleased a large crowd. This makes the fifth game of the series of which Ju neau has won 4. Kashaveroff starred, but all of the players of both Juneau, but all of the players of both teams put up a good game. Kashaveroff tossed a foul in a few minutes after play began and at the end of the half the score stood. Ju neau. 14; Douglas, 4. The home lads annexed 15 more in the second half while the Island boys were getting 5, making the score 24 to 9. The Douglas lads fought like de mons and Juneau earned everything that was counted. Casey and McKin non played exceptional strong and robbed Douglas of several chances to score. COUNCILMAN CASE IS HOME AGAIN Councilman W. H. Case and Mre. Case return on the Admiral Samp son from an extended visit in Jaciflc Coast cities. They have been gone sev eral weeks. WANTED?Furnished rooms for housekeeping. Room 4. Orpheum Ho tel. Phone 133. 2-9-2L THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?36. Minimum?33. Precipitation?33. Cloudy. COURT SUSTAINS | BIG JUDGMENT J. H. Cobb received a cablegram from San Francisco this afternoon an nouncing that the Circuit Court of Ap peals had atiirmed the Judgment against the Copper River and North western railroad for $20,000 in fa vor of Mrs. Esther A. Reed, as admin istrator of the estate of J. D. Reed, her husband, on account of the killing of the latter in an accident to the ro tary snow plow which fell through a burned bridge. J. D. Reed was en gineer on the rotary. J. H. Cobb represented Mrs. Reed and tried the case against the railroad 'for her at Cordova before Judge ePt er D. Overfleld. j The judgment, $20,000, was the ' largest ever secured in a personal damage suit from an Alaska jury. PRICE PLACE TRESPASS SUIT IS DISMISSED The much buffeted "Price Place" trespass case came to an abrupt end in the district court this morning. Judge K. W. Jennings dismissing all of the actions in the matter under dis pute and the.proceedings growing out of them. John C. Hyde rented the Price place from Thomas Ashby. On j receiving notice to give up possession he moved out of the house and off the ! land enclosed by a fence, alleging that this was all he had rented from Ash by. He built a house on nearby land, claiming that it was government re serve, but which Ashby claimed to be ; at> part of the Price Place. Ashby brought a suit of restitution | of the premises and the commission er's court gave him a Judgment, and is- j sued a writ of ejectment against Hyde. The marshal refused to serve the writ; of alleged cagueness. Mandamus pro-1 ceedings were begun to compel the1 marshal to execute the writ of the I commissioner's court. Pending these proceedings, Hyde filed an injunction suit against Ashby and Marshal Faulk ner to prevent them from molesting him in the possession of his home. Arguments in the last mentioned case were submitted to the court several days ago and the decision rendered this morninf dispose of the whole matter, leaving Hyde still in posses sion of the disputed property and set ting aside the judgment of the com missioner's court. . , . GETTIN GREADY FOR SEVENTH ANNUAL FIREMEN'S BALL ?+? The Seventh Annual grand ball of the Juneau fire department will be given on the night of Lincoln's birth day. The following committees have been appointed to plan and manage the i affair: Executive?William Albertson, Wm. Greer, J. E. Winn. Decoration?Z. Bradford, L. Derry, i C. Davis. . i Floor?S. Freiman, L. Hurlbutt, Ed. Hurlbutt. Refreshment?J. W. Bell, J. Winn, G. i Messerschmidt. I Music?Chief Milton Winn, Assist jant Chief W. Albertson. j Transportation?J. W. Bell, C. Na I ghel, H. Huchn. j Printing?Earle C. Jameson, Geo. Simpkins. JUNEAU HIGH SCHOOL TEAM GOES TO SITKA Tho Juneau high school basketball team will go to Sitka on the next sailing of the Georgia, probably to ! morrow and remain during the bal ance of the week. Prof. Enoch Per kins of the high school and Ed. Beat tie will accompany the team on the trip. The players will be chosen from the following: Herner, Hendrlckson, Kashaveroff, Lund, Hurlbutt, Richards, Casey, Wilson, Stroud, McKinnon and Sweeney. They are to play the Sitka Athletic Club team at Sitka. The Juneau lads have also been challenged to play at Haines. 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. Empire ads for results. TOO MANY IDLE MEN IN JUNEAU There are altogether too many idle men in Juneau, according to Chief of Polico J. T. Martin. "There are," he said, "over five hundred idlo men?not including the shiftless and undesir ables of society?now In Juneau. Near ly all of this half thousand aro willing and anxious to work, but there is noth for them to do." Mayor Carter confirms tfi"e state ment of Chief Martin and deplores the fact that more are coming. "Juneau will have need of men later," said Car ter, "but at present we have entirely too many. It will be at least six weeks and-perhaps longer before the season , will be advanced far enough for the | need of more working men. Immigra i tlon should not be encouraged at this j time." I General Manager B. L. Thane says I that owing to the lack of water the : power necessary for operations has j been greatly curtailed and recently they have been compelled to lay off a part of tbe men. "We could easily give employment to three hundred more men If we only had sufficient power to operate the compressors to capacity," said Mr. Thane. "However, when we get the reservoir at Salmon creek completed we will not have this trouble again." Immediately on returning from the States last December, Mr. Thane, who has sized up the situation, gave an interview in which he strongly ad vised against encouraging working men to come to Juneau at this time. Every boat arriving in Juneau brings more people. Some also leave by ev ery boat, but they arc coming faster than they leave and the question of finding places to live is getting to be serious. The hotels are about carry ing their capacity and there is not a j house to be had. The worst part of j It Is that many of those coming are working men who in most instances i have scarcely more than enough mon ey to reach their destination and can not move on. BANKERS' BOWLING TEAM MEET WATERLOO ?*? A combination of busines and offi cial interests Saturday night caused ' the bankers' bowlers to bit the dust i at Elks' hall. The victors, who have 4 4+m I adopted the expressive title of "Root Beer BabeB," were Jay W. Bell, Mil ton Winn and James E. Barragar. Guy \ McNaughton, J. R. Willis and Harry; Lucas again represented the bankers. The former scored 1563 points to the | bankers' 1401. Barragar made the high score, 200,; and the high average, 183 2-3. Mc Xaughton made the high scroe again for the bankers, 184, and the high av-, erage, 159 2-3. The Root Beer Babes are open for all comers. JURY GIVES VERDICT FOR NICK RADONICH ?+? The jury in the case of Nick Rad onich against J. H. Handle to recover i 8120, the value placed on a bearskin overcoat left in his charge as inn keeper, returned a verdict for plaintiff in the sum of $50 in the commission er's court Saturday night. ORPHEUM The Orpheum theatre opened, its Saturday evening's program with the Pathe Weekly, showing ten splendid topical pictures of the world'B most in teresting events. "Piere of tho North," is a fine Se lig dramatic photoplay showing inci dents of a trapper's life in Canadian Northern woods and wild animals in their native haunts. "Hypnotism In Hlckville," is a laugh-' able Essany comedy, showing the pro fessor's visit to a rural district. "After the Welsh Rabit," is a splen did, fantastic comedy, and a good fin ish for a good show to be repeated this evening. Tomorrow night, "The Crooked Path," a two-reel feature story of the underworld. . Save your coupons. DISTRICT COURT NOTES. Suit to Clear Title. W. R. Moore has filed a suit against John Perelle to clear title to lot 3, block 33, town of Juneau. Through an inadvertance it is alleged that two townsite trustee deeds were given for the same property. _ # H. J. Raymond and Milt Winn will leave on the Fox today for Kake. They are making the round trip with Capt. A. A. Gabbs. Chairman Houston Makes j " Great Alaska Speech WASHINGTON, Feb. 9?Represent ative William C. Houston, of Tennes see, chairman of the House committee on Territories, probably the ablest and one of the most persistent champions df the Alaska railroad bill, discussing the "greatness' of the Territory of Al aska and its people, Saturday said: "It is a fact that Alaska has pro duced moro wealth per capita than any region on the face of the earth In the same length of time, and when we contemplate what has been accom plished there and know that It Is only the beginning of tho history of the de velopment of the Territory, what has been done und the expectations that itsc short history justifies the people there to en. [-tain appear like a dream of Addallo Outside of the wondrous discovery- koW ?md other "'TnfheftiV that hav< ide tho country famous, it hus be lown liy the government experts n tho sgll there rest the element uppOrt a hardy race of whito men who will be a Bupport for the government In time of peace and defense In case of war. "Alaska will be a great arm of strength to our United States that will help us to go forward, working out' our glorious destiny. The State or States that will be formed there will, sometime In the not distant future,1 be bright and glorious stars in ourj flag and among the brightest gems in our great sisterhood of States." Exhibits Surprises Bryan. WASHINGTON, Feb. 9.?Secretary I of State and Mrs. William J. Bryan j spent an hour Saturday examining tho! Alaska exhibit of the New Seattle Chamber of Commerce in the Senate building. Mrfl Bryan said that he was gerutly surprised by the t variety and t^C!aittt^lkof th<5'Agrlcaltlfral specimens, and that he had got a broader view point from which to realize the great potentialities of that wonderful coun try. TITA DISASTER DUE TO ACCIDENT LONDON, Keb. 9. ? Tho British court of uppeals today held that tho Titanic disaster was due to negligence. The court atflrmeiT. tho -verdict for damages that haj^ been awarded to relatives of four Steerage passengers on the ship at the time she sunk. JAMES J. HILL CONTINUES OPTIMISTIC NEW YORK, Feb. 9?James J. Hill, who is in town, is Quietly confident ov general conditions In the North west. He said: "The fogs and mist, If there were any, are clearing away. While there have been no startling de velopments In the Northwest, condi tions there arc good, and fundamentals are sound. Improvement work under way is of a permanent character, and for ilnvestment rather than specula tion. This tendency is for the better ment of the Northwest." PRAISE FOR NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE NE WYORK, Feb. 9.?William C. Van Antwerp, one of the governors of the New York Stock Exchange, pro testing against the proposed govern mental regulation of Btock exchanges, said: "The New York Stock Exchange to day Is conducted on a higher plans of ethical business standards than any business In America or any profession in America, bar none." ALPHONSO TO VISIT SOUTH AMERICA PARIS. Feb. 9.?A dispatch from Madrid says King Alfonso, accompan-! led by the Premier and the Minister of j Marine, will pay a visit to the Argen-1 tine Republic in June. They will make the voyage on a Spanish transatlantic! liner, and the visit will occupy two months. AEROPLANE ACCIDENT' KILLS ARMY OFFICER SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 9?Lieut.! Post, of the first aero corps, was j killed today. The aeroplane which be was navigating fell from a helghth of 400 feet PEACE IS RESTORED IN HAYTIEN REPUBLIC PORT AU PRINCE. Feb. 9.?With | tho election of Orestes Zamor to be President of Haytl by Congress, peace | has been restored in the island and the ! fenr of the ascendency of former Sen- j ator Theodore dispelled. The foreign military forces have been withdrawn from the city. M'BRIDE MIGHT BE MADE COMMISSIONER OTTAWA, Feb. 9.?It is Bald that despite his refusal to permit the con sideration of his name Sir Richard Mc-1 Bride, of British Columbia, Is still be-. ing considered for the position of high commissioner for Canada at London to succeed the late Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal. TO INCREASE | FISHERIES STAFF ??? WASHINGTON, Feb. 9?The Depart ment of Commerce announced this morning that a branch of the bureau of fisheries will be established at Seat tle immediately, and that the staff of i agents of the bureau In Alaska will be increased to ten men. Seattle has also been designated as the bade of supplies for the fur seal service. A vessel will be chartered to take provisions from Seattle to the Prlblloff Islands and bring back the furs from those islands. CANADIAN PACIFIC NOT GAINING SO FAST MONTREAL, Feb. 9.?The gain In business of the Canadian Pacific for j the six months ending December 31st was only $1,461,000 over the last six months of 1912, while the gain for the' last six months of 1912 was more than $11,000,000 over the same period I of 1911, and the same period of 1911' showed a gain or more than $7,000,000 over the last six months of 1910. Since the first of the year there has been a weekly decrease over the same weeks last year running fro $144,000 to $341, 000. It Is believed that the decrease will continue until after March. Other Canadian roads have shown a loss for, the last several weeks but not so great proportionately as the- Canadian Pa-, ciflc. The dullness of Canadian busi-| ness and the added mileage of the i Grand Trunk Pacific and the Canadian Northern are said to be the cause of ( the slowing down of Canadian Pacific growth. NEW LAWS MAKE U. S. FORMIDABLE LONDON, Feb. 9.?Sir Felix Schus ter, president of London & Smith's Bank, and foremost banking authority j In London, says: "Tariff and banking acts passed by the American legisla ture wero the most important events in the commercial world In 1913. Thi? two measures will make the United States more formidable competitors than ev-j er before, not only as regards interna-1 tional commerce but also as regards j Great Britain's position as an interna ( i tional banklug centre. If, as appears j probable, the differences between the j United States and the large tradingj corporations which have been weigh ing so heavily on enterprise for some years past can be adjusted equitably a new era of progress and develop ment seems to be in store for the Unit ed States which cannot fall to be of vast Importance to British markets nnd to the money markets of Europe." MANY FILIPINOS ARE ATTENDING SCHOOL WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. ? The re port of the attendance of the public schools in the Philippines jast after the opening of this school year has reached Washington. During the school year 1912-13 there wero gradu ated from the primary course 10,938 boys and 4,102 girls; from the inter mediate course 3,643 boys and 1,052 girls; from the secondary course 284 boys and 58 girls. The present year shows a total attendance of 463,518, divided as follows: Primary, 425,093; intermediate, 30,576, and secondary, 5,950. GEN. VILLA MAKES PROMISES TO BRYAN WASHINGTON. Feb. 9?Gen. Villa has promised Secretary of State Wil liam J. Bryan that he will protect the r Spanish subjects at Torreon when he attacks that place, which he permits to be understood will be soon. Gen. Villa uIbo promised the Secre tary of State that he will fix the re sponsibility for the Cumbre tunnel tragedy in which nine Americans lost their lives, and see that those guilty j are punished. ! Villa Investigating Tragedy. JUAIIEZ, Mex., Feb. 9?Gen. Villa! pas. arrived here and begun a person-' ally directed investigation into the de-J struction of Cumbre tunnel in which j about 50 persons, nine of whom were i American railroad employees, lost' their lives. Cumbre Victims Suffocated. JUAREZ Mex., Feb. 9?The missing nine American railroad men and 401 Mexican passengers on the Northwest ern Railroad passenger train which was wrecked when the Cumbre tunnel was destroyed were suffocated in the j tunnel. The bodies are being recov-; (red. ? I ? * ? ! Huerta Faces Trouble. MEXICO CITY, Feb. 9?That the people of this city are losing faith In ; the ability of Gen. Huerta to maintain! his government in the face of the on-| slaught by the Constitutionalists is no; longer questionable. They are becom ing restless, and the Indications are | that things are fast approaching a' crisis. NEW CABINET IS FORMED IN PORTUGALj I.ISBON, Feb. 9.?A new Portuguese Cabinet has been formed here with Bernardino Machado as Premier # ? ? BIG MINNESOTA FLOUR MAN DIES AT MINNEAPOLIS MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. 9?Will- ' lam H. Dunwoody, a millionaire flour manufacturer and philanthropist, died | here yesterday. DESPONDENT MAN AND FAMILY ARE DEAD SEATTLE, Feb. 9.?Edward Swapp, a photographer, was found holding Ills wife and babe, all were dead. Clr-1 cumstances point to murder and sui-1 cidc. Swapp was one of the many un employed in the city. SEATTLE GROCER KILLS MASKED HOLD-UP MAN; SEATTLE, Feb. 9.?Robert Avann, Se- j attle grocer, Saturday night shot and killed a masked bandit who was hold- j ing up his store. Avann was himself [ wounded. Six shot were exchanged in j the duel between the merchant and robber. PINCHOT PREVENTED RAILROAD BUILDING ?+? SEATTLE, Feb. 9?Charles F. Mun-! day, who was on the witness stand In ( his own defense and that of Archie! Shlels Saturday, testified that the re strictions of the Pinchot forest ser vice and the resultant conditions had prevented the construction of a rail-> road in Alaska that would have cost $2,000,000 by McKenzic and Mann, j MANY BILLS BEFORE MASS. LEGISLATURE BOSTON, Feb. 9.?There have been introduced in the present session of the Massachusetts Legislature more than 2,200 bills, and there Is no sign that the end Is yet, as there is no lim it, to the legislative session in this) State, and there will be no adjourn ment until after the March town meet ings nt least. This Is more than 500 bills in excess of the previous high water mark?1913. Massachusetts' J legislature meets every year. SPERRY VISITS MINE. Bert Sperry visited Perseverance mine Sunday and had a very Interest ing and enjoyable time Inspecting on the 9th level. i United States Smelter People Become Interested BOSTON, Feb. 9?It is stated here that the entrance of the XJnlted States Smolting and Refining company's In j tcrests at Juneau are a great deal < more far reaching than the mere ac quisition of the Ebner property; that I options have been taken on two miles | along the presumed vein which the j Alaska Gold Mines Company (Alaska jGastineau Mining Company) are now I working. The properties on which I the options have been taken include the Dora, Hallurn and Goldstein groups of claims. Judge J. R. Winn, attorney for the receivers In the Ebner property when shovm the.foregoing cablegram said: "It is probably a true statement of fact and I am not surprised. It means much to Juneau. The entry of another large corporation and the development and operation of another large prop erty so close to Juneau must be a dis tinct advantage to the community." Judge Winn indicated the early con summation of this deal by the filing of some papers during the recent con test between the Ebner company and the Alaska Juneau company over the Gold creek water rights. Other properties included in the deal and not mentioned undoubtedly are the Wagner Brown and Folsom In terest and In fact all of the property held under the Geo. R. Noble options. AGED WOMAN ASKS CHILI) FOR SUPPORT CHICAGO, Feb. 9.?Mrs. Julia Mc Kenna, aged 94 years, the common law wife of the late James McKennn, a capitalist, has petitioned the court to compel Viola Hudson, aged six years and whom she has never seen, to support her. The child recently has fallen heir to 1300,000 which Mc Kenna, ten years ago, left to his adopted daughter Mrs. Viola Hudson, the girl's mother, now dead. NOME RAILROAD TO RESUME OPERATIONS SEATTLE, Feb. 9.?Manager T. A. Davies of the Seward Peninsula rail road, announced here Saturday that if the Alaska railroad bill passes Con gress and is signed by the President the railroad from Nome to Kougarock, which has not been operated for sever al season, will be placed in commis sion again next summer. FAMOUS CANADIAN HOTEL BURNS DOWN BANFF, Alberta, Feb. 9?The King Edward hotel burned to the ground and other buildings were destroyed Saturday. The fire protection system was frozen and the fire department helpless. MANNING HULiJ run MURDERING WIFE NEWARK, N. J., Fob. 9.?The hus band of Mrs. Harriet Manning, who was killed Saturday morning In her mother's home, has been charged with complicity in the tragedy. Miss Hazel Herdman, the 20-year-old daughter of A. J. Herdman, a local hotel man, con fessed that she had killed Mrs. Man ning because she loved her husband and desired to marry him, after which she killed herself. Now the police charge that the killing was In accord ance with a plan that had been ar ranged by Manning and Miss Herd man, who, according to the confes sion of Miss Herdman, were lovers. VANCOUVER SUES FOR NORTHERNER'S CASH ? *t? ? SEATTLE, Feb. 9.?Mrs. Emily M. Harff, of Vancouver, B. C., has begun suit against Rev. W. A. Major, adminis trator, for $17,000 cash left by Fred crick Freeman, an Alaska and Klon dike miner. GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO WAIT FOR WEST SALEM, Ore., Feb. 9.?Attorney-Gen eral James C. McRoynolds has notified Gov. Oswald West that he will per mit of no delay in the dissolution of the Southern and Central Pacific in I terests. Gov. West had asked that there bo delay until Oregon could bo I heard from.