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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
? ___? ' ; . '? . ' A . V VOL. III., NO. 381. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, FEB. 12, 1914, PRICE, TEN CENTS SUPPORTERS Of ALASKA BILL IN COMPLETE CONTROL Outlook For Alaska Exhibit Not Good A letter from Adolph C. Miller, chair man of the Government Exhibit Board of the Panama-Pacific Exposition, to Gov. J. K. A. Strong indicates that the outlook for an adequate Alaska exhibit at the fair is uot good unless an extra appropriation can be secured. The letter, dated at Washington Jan. 31, follows: "Hon. J. F. A. Strong, Governor of Al aska, Juneau. Alaska. "My dear Governor Strong: "The content of the Government ex hibit at the Panama Pacific Interna tional Exposition has been under con stant consideration during the past three months. "The character and extent of Alas ka's participation has been freely dis cussed and your letter of November; 1st. has been carefully considered. "It seems to be wholly Impossible to represent Alaska upon a scale com-\ mensurate with the Seattle exhibit, fori which $100,000 was appropriated. As' you know the funds at our disposal amount to only $500,000. With that we must prepare, maintain, and return exhibits of the entire United States! Government, and in addition, of Alas ka. Hawaii. Porto Rico, the District of Columbia, and several semi-official commissions. We must provide for a total of 49 different bureaus and gov- j ernmental agencies. You can well un derstand that only a few thousand dol lars can be allowed to any one bureau or agency. "It appears to be impossible, there fore. to make a new collection of Alas kan material with the funds available. The best that seems possible is to col lect (1) all that is in the several de partments relating to Alaska, or as much of it as practicable. (2) all that remains of the Seattle exhibit, in the museum of the University of Wash ington and elsewhere, and (3) all that can be collected from other sources with little or no expense. "It is not possible tc maintain a sep arate organization for the exhibit by tho #ropln?i?<?? ?' ~?4 the like, but we can procure the co-op eration of government officers whose, work relates to Alaska. Their work will be co-ordinated and unified through the officers of the Board. "The lines which can. In all proba bility. be fairly well shown in this way are: "1. Minerals, through the Geologi-; cal Survey; "2. Education, through the Bureau of Education; "3. Marine products, through the Bureau of Fisheries; "4. Agriculture, through the Office of Experiment Stations; "5. Forestry, through the Forest Service; "6. Zoology, through the Bureau of Biological Survey; "7. Ethnology, through the Nation al Museum. "The exhibition cases used at the Alaska-Yukon-Paciflc Exposition were loaned to the museum of the Universi ty of Washington and are still availa ble. Many of the exhibits which were donated or purchased from exhibit funds were also loaned to that museum and may be recalled, but it is not likely that much of that material would be useful now. "This is the situation as it now stands. If you can devise any plans or make any suggestions which can be carried out with the means at our disposal, we shall be glad to consider them. "Very truly yours, "(Signed) ADOLPH C. MILLER. "Chairman." FOX FARMS ON LYNN CANAL ARE PROSPERING ? E. P. Walker, deputy game warden who returned on the Mariposa from Haines and Skagway, says the fox farms in the Chilkat valley and at Dyea are prospering. T. D. Lahey, who has the best farm on Lynn canal, situated in the Chilkat valley, is mak< ing particularly good progress. There are 23 fine foxes on it. and they are seemingly contented and making them selves at home. There are eight foxet on the farm of E. H. Richter. at Dyea according to Mr. Walker, and the farir promises we!':. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m. Maximum?II. Minimum?31. Cloudy, snow. HAINES DEMOCRATS WILL CELEBRATE ? I The Democrats of Haines will give a Sourdough ball and dinner for the ! benefit of the Democratic reading room | February 20th, and the people of Ju | ne&u are invited to attend. An an | nouncement of the affair appears on a big poster at Burford's corner, which says there will bo vaudeville stunts and singing between the courses. The 1 affair will start at S p. m. and last all night. The menu contains the follow ing items: ] "Beans, sluiced and panned; spuds 1 in their parkas: hard tack on bed rock; sandwiches, free milling." PROSPECTING PARTY OFF FOR LITUYA BAY A party mostly made up of old sour doughs this morning bought a three months' outfit from W. R. Willis and will leave on the Fox tomorrow or next ' day for Lituya bay. They are taking 1 along some appliances newly Invent- | ed for the saving of very flno gold j which is known to be in the beach sands at that place. The party consist of the following: John W. Russell. M. Emery, E. Doyle, ( Patrick Qullty, A. WT. Rhyme. The first named recently came out from Dawson. Emery. Doyle and Qullty 1 have been in this section for some time. * * * 1 BIG STATE RIGHT FEATURE AT THE GRAND TONIGHT ?+? "What the Unknown Conceals," in * two parts. State right feature, will be shown here tonight, produced and act ed by the famous Ambroslo Societa ? Anoninio Film Co. The management promises satisfaction. This is an ex citing story of a crooked banker; every \ body should see It. tiful photoplay of mounted police, and ^ a little side play of bravery. "Topsy Turvy l.x>ve Affair," a good j Reliance comedy, completes the pro gram. ; GOLDSTEIN BUILDING BONDS ARE ATTRACTIVE The building bonds issued by the i Goldstein Improvement company for i the purpose of erecting the handsome j concrete building on the site now oc- y cupied by the Goldstein stores, are I being rapidly taken by the Juneau pui< lie. Within the past two days $5,000 j of Juneau money has been invested in these securities. Being in denomina tion of $100 each, they offer an Uei! investment for the man of moderate ' circumstances. Of the $60,000 to be ] issued $35,000 have already been sold ' and present indications point to a speedy disposition of the enitre issue. RENNER McKINLEY TRIAL PROGRESSING SLOWLY The Renner McKinley case is still occupying the attention of the district court. This forenoon the government finished putting in evidence and the defendant has been on the stand in his own behalf this afternoon. There are two interpreters In the case. Prank Mercer for the government and Mrs. Ole Orson for the defense with one keeping check on the other. FIREMEN WILL DANCE ELKS' HALL TONIGHT ?+? Tonight the Seventh Annual Grand Ball of the Juneau fire department will be given in Elks' hall. Everybody has been looking eagerly forward to this event for many weeks and now! 1 the time is here. It is expected that a banner crowd will be out. The great, ? nine-piece, Juneau orchestra will fur ' nish the music. The hall has been ' tastefully decorated, and in fact noth " ing left undone that would add to the 1 pleasure of those who will attend. : Special ferry service has been ar " ranged for Island folk and there will 1 be delegations present from both the ? Douglas and Treadwell fire depart 1 ments. ROYAL FRUIT CO., Phone 280. Fresh ranch eggs by the dozen or : case. Rurbanks potatoes?the best?by the pound, sack or ton. ROYAL FRUIT CO., Phone 230. SALMON TAX FOR 1913 COMING IN The license tax from tho different Arms and corporations engaged in the salmon packing trade in Southeastern Alaska for the year 1913 is slowly ac cumulating in the office of tho clerk of the district court. There are many yet to bo heard from, but tho Federal tax already paid in has reached a tidy sum. Thus far only four of the can neries have paid the Territorial li cence tax In accordance with the rev enue law passed by the legislature and some of this money was paid under protest A list of those that, have already paid the Federal tax and the amount so received together with the pack on which it is paid follows: Alaska Packers' Association: Tax Cases Loring 35,579.64 139,491 (Vrangell 3,281.96 82,049 1 Northwestern Fish eries Co. Tax Cases , Dundas Bay 31,301.04 32,526 tfunter Bay 1,492.92 37,323 ; Juadro 1,406.48 35,162 , Janta Ana 1,376.88 34,397 j Fldalgo Island Pack- ? v ' Ing Co.: Tax Cases 1 Ketchikan 32,000.56 5* *14 < Port Graham 1,073.48 37 ? rvlng Packing Co: Tax Cases Karheen 31.006.64 25,166 George T. Myers and Co.: Tax Cases Chatham $2,844.88 71,122 No. Pacific Trading < and Packing Co.: Tax Cases 1 ?Clawack 31,629.20 40,730 I Pure Food Fish ' Co.: Tax Casc3 ' vetchikan $1,050.48 26,262 i Star - Collinson I Packing Co.: Tax Cases , "forth Arm $ 674.80 16,870 Sunny Point Pack- ( Ing Co.: Tax Cases Sunny Point $ 666.60 16,665 Walsh-Moore Can ning Co.: Tax Cases j Vard's Cove $ 367.08 9,177 j - Tai CiiSTf Vrangell .......... $ 749.44 18,736 t F. C. Barnes & So.: Tax Ciees < -ake Bay $1,137.62 28,178 ? ? ??? i VLASKA BANKERS GREET < ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE B. M. Behrends, of Juneau, and Sam lei Blum, of Valdez, headed the com nittee of bankers which greeted Sec retary of the Treasury William G. Me- i \doo and Secretary of Agriculture Da- i /id F. Houston at the Commercial Club banquet at Seattle, Jan. 28th. SKAGWAY BOY MAY LOCATE IN JUNEAU C. E. Talbot, of Skagway, who is a visitor in Juneau at the Occidental Hotel, may locate in this city. Mr. Talbot has resided in Skagway most of the years of his life. His father has been connected with the White Pass operating department since the early days of that road's career. "THE DAWNING" At the Orpheum Theatre. The Orpheum theatre tonight will present "The Dawning," tho spocial, two-reel, Vitagraph, society drama, one of the strongest and classiest picture plays offered this season. That beau tiful and accomplished actress, Leah Baird, and the tainted Earle Williams feature in the leading roles. Earl Wil liams now has a majority of over one thousand votes in the Motion Picture Magazine's contest for the most popu lar actor of the moving picture world, this showing his exceptional artistic ability. Superb Btaging and beautiful gowns are also features of this pro duction. "Private Smith," is fine romantic, army drama, by the Lubln company. "St. Augustine, Florida," 1b a pretty scenic and descriptive picture of this beautiful Southern city. "Tho Horse that Woudn't Stay Hitched," a laughable Kalem Western comedy, will complete this exception ally attractive program. Save your coupons. OUR BUYERS in Los AngeleB, Portland, Seattle, Wen atchee, Chicago and Montreal have the fruit and vegetable field so syste matically covered that anything, sea sonable or not can at any time be had at tho Royal Fruit Co. at lowest prices. Shipments on every steamer. Leave orders; free delivery. Phone 2-8-0. | M'RCYNOLDS STARTS DISSOLUTION SUIT SALT LAKE, Utah, Feb. 12.?At tornoy-Geuerul James C. McReynolds has filed a suit asking for the com plete dissolution of the Southern and Central Pacific railroads. VIRGINIA AUTHORITIES ARREST EVELYN THAW RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 12.?Evelyn Thaw was attested last night just after she had completed her turn at a lo cal theatre. She had been warned by Mayor George Alnsleo not to appear. STEAMSHIP WAR REACHES HIGHER-UPS BERLIN, Feb. 11.?The action of English steamship llneB In reducing passenger rates Is regarded In Berlin as a signal tot the opening of a great ocean rate war. Tho HambW-g-Amer lean and North German Lloyd lines are feverishly,preparing for tho con flict. So far the war has bocn con fined to third cl&ss and steerage pas sengers, but it 18 believed. the rate cutting will now reach first and second cabin rates. The Hamburg-American is planning to invade the South Ameri can field. - It is believed the war will cost the two German 'companies $6, )00,000. COLOMBIA LOOKING FOR EASY MONEY NEW YORK, Feb. 12.?A Bogota spe cial Bays the Colombian commercial nterests express the utmost confidence :hat tho government will get from $20, )00,000 to $40,000,000 in the Panama settlement with the United States, rhls would liquidate $2,000,000 govern ment deficit, build railroads, pay prcss ng foreign claims and re-oqulp the irmy. FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL AGAINST ANTI-TRUST BILLS NEW YORK, Feb. 12.?Former At orney-Cenoral George W. Wickersham i?s aUgjfod .the. Mitl-trunt bills that idmlnlstratlon measures. He says hey call for a system of governmental espionage that Is contrary to the in :ent of the constitution. Mr. Wicker jham also was opposed to the curren :y bill. JOHN H. HUGHES, FORMER ALASKAN, IS DEAD ? ? SEATTLE, Feb. 12.?John H. Hughes, n pioneer of the Klondike, died here this morning. Hughes was prominent In the early days of Dawson and Fair banks. At one time he was manager of a company owning several wharves ut Dawson, and ho was engaged in the mercantile and merchandise com mission business at Fairbanks. Later, ho was interested in trying to float a big mining company in the Bonnlfleld country. REDEDSHEIMER ESTATE TO WIFE AND NIECE SEATTLE, Feb. 12.?The will of Julius Redelsheimer gives, half of his estate to his widow and the remainder to his niece, Laura Lehmann, of Cin cinnati, after a few minor bequests are paid. The estate is valued at $750, 000. RUSSIAN PREMIER 8TEPS DOWN AND OUT ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 12.?Vlad 1 Imcr N. Kokovsoff, premier of Russia, resigned this morning. ALTAR SOCIETY MEETS. The Indies Altar Society of the Cath olic church meets Friday afternoon in Father Drathmon's residence. ALASKAN HOTEL ARRIVALS. The following arrivals are registered at the Alaskan Hotel: John Blase, I. Schoenfeldt, Tenakee; A. L Mitchell, Portland; H. E. Shook A. M. Goodman, D. I. Molr, B. F. Wat son, Seattle; J. G. Sllngerland, Port land; R A. McGregor, city; Mrs. Gilo vich, Cordova; Jack Lane, Sheep creek GREECE GETS MONEY FROM THE FRENCE + - PARIS, Feb. 12. ? Greece has ob tained a loan of $100,000,000 in Paris The issuance of the Turkish loan o $120,000,000 has been postponed untl May. ? ? ?- .. Empire ads for results. IMMIGRATION BILL WILL GO THROUGH WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.?Notwith standing that there Is some sentiment among somo of the Democratic Sena tors against action on tho proposed Immigration legislation at this session the Senate commltto on Immigration has determined to continue Its delib erations on tho Burnett bill which re cently passed the House and to report It to the Senate as soon as possible. It Is expected that the bill will pass. FRENCH AVIATOR FLIES OVER MOUNT BLANC AOSTE, France, Fob. 12.?M. Parme lln, the French, aviator, yesterday flow over Mount Blanc, attaining un alti tude during the flight exceeding three miles above the sea level. M'COMBS MAY BECOME FRENCH AMBASSADOR NEW YORK, Feb. 12.?Washington i special to Now York Tribune says Will- I lam F. McCombs will probably yield \ to the desires of President Woodrow i Wilson and accept the ambassador- i ship to Franco, In which event Secre- i tary Joseph P. Tumulty would become j chairman of Democratic National com mittee. FAVORS CITIZENSHIP FOR PORTO RICANS i WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.?Gov. Ar- J thur Yager, of Porto Rico, Is In favor < of a law which would give Porto Rl cans citizenship in the United States. ] LANE SUGGESTS OIL PIPE LINE TO GULF ?i WASHINGTON. Feb. 12.?Secretary , of the Interior Franklin K. Lane has i suggested to the Senate appropriations i committee that .an investigation be ? made as to the practicability of the i government constructing an oil pipe 1 < line from Oklahoma to the Gulf of < Mexico for the purpose o fcarrylng | fuel oil to supply the naval Bhips In ? tho Gulf. jvnianv tnm? ? |j DEFEATS SITKA TEAM. SITKA, Feb. 12.?The Juneau high I school basketball team defeated the j! Sitka Athletic team last night in a i! great game by a score of 26 to 8. All I the Juneau players starred. The members of the Juneau team ( will be guests of honor at a big recep- j tion tonight Returning on the Georgia, the mem-jl hers of the Juneau team will reach Ju neau tomorrow. , , t j CONVICTED RIOTERS SET AT LIBERTY i VANCOUVER, B. C., Feb. 12.?Four teen miners, convicted of complicity In tho labor riots that attended the coal miners' strike, were admitted to liberty yesterday by Justice Morrison, the trial judge, on suspended sentence. CANADA MAKES CUT IN BUDGET OTTAWA, Feb. 12?The Canadian budget for the coming fiscal year, ex clusive of supplementary estimates and possible heavy railway subsidies to be voted later. Is $190,736,170?a de crease of $11,920,990 from last year's estimate. ARGENTINE SECURITIES SHRINK $200,000,000 PARIS, Feb. 12.?The Figaro has published figures to prove that Ar gentine securities sold In Paris within six months in 1911, the year of the Ar gentine's greatest boom, have shrunk to such an extent that the French in vestors have lost $50,000,000. ADVANCE IN RAIL RATES WOULD RUIN OIL.COMPANIES WASHINGTON. Feb. 12?The oil companies east of the Mississippi riv er have notified the Interstate Com ? merce commission that an advance of ? five per cent, in railroad ratcB would ? drive them out of busiuess. They say ? that with greater rail rates than those ? now obtaining they could not compete with the pipe lines of the Standard Oil company. [ NOW IS THE TIME i- to get a rubber hot water bottle or i. a fountain syringe. The Juneau Drug f Co, opposite the Alaska Hotel, Is sell 1 lng them at 25% discount All goods guaranteed for 2' years. Will generally last longer. This sale closes Mondaj night 2- 12-3t CUMBRE TUNNEL BANDIT EXECUTED ' EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 12. ? Bandit Costillo and six of his followers charged with the Cumbro tunnel dis astear, wero captured yesterday and executed at Chocolate Pass by Major Juan Camonicgo, of the Constitution alist army, according to a message received by Gen. Villa. DEMOCRATS SWEEP 2ND IOWA DISTRICT DES MOINES, la., Feb. 12.?Almost completo returns from the special elec tion in the second Congressional dis trict for the choice of a successor to the late I. S. Pepper, Democrat, show that Henry Vollmer, the Democratic nominee, was overwhelmingly success ful, defeating Republican and Pro gressive nominees. Democrats Rejoice. WASHINGTON. Feb. 12.?The over whelming victory of Henry Vollmer, Democrat, in the Iowa second Con gressional district election, has caused great rejoicing in administration and Congressional circles. NEW YORK MAY GET DISCOUNT COMPANY 4? ? NEW YORK, Feb. 12.?The estab lishment of a discount company for the ' purchase, guarantee and sale of com j ncrcial paper under the now currency aw is being discussed lu New York. The lines of formation are based upon :he great London discount companies, which are leading factors In the dis :ount markets abroad. Such a com pany here would require $10,000,000 :apltal. VEW JERSEY!jFACES TRENTON, N. J., Feb. 12.?Control ler Edwards of New Jersey sayB that State Is facing a deficit this year of 52,300,000. FAVOR SENATOR BORAH FOR PRESIDENT NEXT WASHINGTON, Feb. 12? It is be lieved that the progressive Republican Congressmen and citizens who are try- j Ing to eliminate the Progressive party by organizing tho Republican party along progressive lines will support Senator William E. Borah, of Idaho, for President. It Is pointed out that J Senator Borah has always been a pro gressive, even going so far in 1896 as to support William J. Bryan for President. At that time ho was a free silver advocate. However, he claims to be a Republican now. CONGRESS MAY HIT SHIPPING TRUST WASHINGTON, Feb. 12.?The regu lation of ocean steamship rates to pre vent discrimination and to protect the interests of small shippers is impera tively needed, according to the forth coming report of the House committee on merchant marine and fisheries, which was ordered to make an inves* , tlgatlon into the so-culled shipping trust. The report will strongly criti cise the ship conferences or "pools," with the alleged purpose to control cargo deliveries -and transportation. MARCONI AND WESTERN UNION IN DEAL ??fr? SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 12?A work Ing arrangement has been effected be ;twccn tho Marconi Wireless Co. ol America and the Western Union Tele i graph Co. It Is conceded to be the most important deal that has been ne gotlated in telegraph, telephone anc cable business in the history of th< United States. The combination pro vides for trans Atlantic and Pacific ser vice that will be started with a blf cut In rates. An outstanding featun i Is the rate fight foreshadowed be tween tho Marconi Wireless and th< Western Union on one side and thi Postal Telegraph and Commercial Co bio companies on the other. Within thi ' next few months a complete tranu-At ; lantlc and trans-Pacific wireless sei ? vice will be started and will efTect a: i entirely now telegraph and cable nei ' vice across the two oceans nnd th r American continent.. It will also e: tend from Alaska to Capo Horn. [Railway Bill Goes Over For One Week WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. ? After a day of brisk debate during the course of which unfriendly amendments were voted down the Alaska railroad bill - went over last night untU next Wednes day, February 18. The friends of the measure time after time demonstrated that they had an overwhelming ma jority In the House, but Chairman Will iam C. Houston, of the House commit tee on Territories, said that the Pres ident desired that there be the fullest discussion possible and he deemed that it was best for all concerned that more time be allowed, so he would make no further effort to force a vote before adjournment The bill wtll come up again next Wednesday, and it is believed that there will be no ef fort to prevent a vote then. Chairman Houston said there is no question about the final passage of the bill. House Adopts One Amendment WASHINGTON, Feb. 12?The House of Representatives adopted only one amendment to the Alaska railroad bill yesterday. All others offered . were voted down by the supporters of the measure. The amendment adopted was offered by Representative James R. Mann, the Republican floor leader. It leaves to the discretion of the Pres ident the problem of handling the pro posed railway after the government buildB it. In explaining his amendment Mann said that he would leave the question of leasing the road to private persons or its operation by the government to the President Ho pointed out that the President might be confronted with a situation in which the only available lessees would be the Guggenheim in terests or others who are heavily In terested in Alaska, and that "in that case he ought to be free to decline to lease it at all." . ocvcr.il mcmucrs niuibir mcawit, The measure was vigorously attack ed by several members both Democrat J* ""'l Boniihllemv While moxt 0/ Republicans, the Democrats opposed to it were put forward to make most of the opposition speeches. Repre sentatives John L. Burnett, of Ala bama; Walter L. Hensley, of Missouri; Oscar Colloway, of Texas, and Thomas W. Hardwick, of Georgia, Democrats, and Representative Soreno E. Payne, former Republican leader and author of the Payne-Aldrlch tariff bill, lead the assault on the bill. Representative Payne made the strongest speech against the measure. He characterized it as the "most rad ical of a scries of socialistic propo ganda adopted by the Democratic par ty." Underwood Champions Bill. Democratic Leader Oscar W. Under wood made the principal speech of the day in support of the measure. In in cisive and clear cut sentence that characterize hiB utterances he disposed of the arguments advanced by tho op ponents of the measure in rapid suc cession. "The suggestion that this bill contains the germ of socialism," said Underwood, "takes me back 12 years to the time when we were de bating the first Irrigation bill in this House. The same cry was raised then, but no one today will contend that the government irrigation policy has been a failure." Underwood said that he would not favor government construction of rail roads in the States of the United States, "because it is not necessary for it to do so. We have the rail roads and the power to regulate them." Would Make Alaska an Asset "Government action is necessary in Alaska," said Mr. Underwood, "in or under to make Alaska an asset in stead of a liability." > Houston Mas oonuui ui ?? Chairman of tho House committee , on Teritories, Representative William _ C. Houston, of Tennessee, had charge I of the bill during tho debate, and his ? leadership wis ably seconded by Dem _ ocratlc leader Underwood, who was on the floor and ready with suggos F tions when needed. Republican Lead 3 er Mann was in complete harmony with Chairman Houston and Leader 3 Underwood in the management of the a measure and in their support of it. Amendments Defeated. e All the hostile amendments that were offered by those opposing tho .. passage of the bill were rejected by u emphatic majorities. e D. G. Argall, who has been at the c- Perseverance mine, left for the South on the Mariposa.