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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
- v '.v - ? ? ' ' . . ??: VOL. III., NO. 384. JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY; fEB. 16,1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS GUGGENHEIMS TO BUILD MORE RAILROADS AND SHIPS " v ' ' r- - ' ' ? ? , ? What Alaska-Gastineau has Done in Past Year ??? ?==- < The Alaskka Uastineau Mining Co. disbursed during the year 1913. for construction, develop ment and equipment the sum of $2,500,000. Of this immense sum the gross payroll paid In Al aska. umouuted to $1,079,000. Material and supplies were purchased from the merchants of Juneau during the same period amounting to more than $500,000. The average number of men employed each month through out tl?$ year on construction and development was 762. The greatnest number of men employed during any one month was 960. 4 ?4 The constructive and development program now being carried out by the Alaska Gastineau Mining company was decided upon and authorized in July. 1912, and there has been no cessation from the activity since operayons be gan. The essential features of this program included the development of th.? Perseverance mine, building of the mills, and development of the neces sary power to run both the mines and the mills. Such development and construction entailed the following work in the three divisions which may be describ ed as fololws: The Perseverance Division: Devel opment of the mine by means of drifts, shafts, oreways, ore chutes, haulage system, etc., to that stage where the mine could economically deliver 6,000 or more tons of ore per day. The construction of a mine camp with boarding houses, dining room, compressor plants, warehouses, store rooms, machine shop, etc., necessary to the successful operation of the mine. The building of a transportation sys tem three miles in length. Ten thous and feet of this transportation system being a tunuel known as the Sheep creek Adit tunnel. This transporta tion system Is to handle 6,000 and more tons of ore per day and deliver the same from the mine at the Persever ance to the mills at Sheep creek. The construction of an experimental plant and the operation of the same in order to determine the exact metal lurgical treatment of the ore. This had to be accomplished in sufficient time so that the design of the actual mills could be completed during the year 1913. Power Supply Division: The build ing of pipe lines, flumes, power houses and the construction of a concrete dam for the purpose of storihg water over the short periods so that the whole project wculd develop an all-year-round power of at least 6,000 horsepower which will be transmitted for use in the operations of the mine and mills. Sheep Creek Division: Construction of 6.0C0 tons per day milling plant and all of the necessary machine shops, boarding houses, woodworking plant, townsite, warehouses, stores, etc.. ne cessary to the economical operation of such milling plant. Began in July, 1912. Activity toward completing the en tire program began in July. 1912, short ly after it was decided upon, and it lo to he finished and Dut in operation by December 31. 1914. The report of General Manager B. L. Thane for the year 1913 will show that great strides have been made along the lines of development and construction decided upon. Perseverance Division. At Perseverance, during the year 1913, a 500-man dining room, club house, butcher shop, mine office, store room, warehouse were completed. Al so a new bunk house for 120 men, dry room for the mine crew, additional machine shop capacity, new staff house, several new cottages were con structed. also auxiliary hospital: al so a new compressor building was con structed and the first of the 3000-cubic foot synchronous motor-driven, Nord berg compressors was installed. The camp is all equipped with mod ern steam heating plant and all mod ern equipment in the way of cooking devices for the kitchen and bath rooms. (Continued on Page Three.) THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?40. Minimum?34. Precipitation?.65. Cloudy. .! SMITH'S fATE MAY HANG ON TANGO The prosecution of B. Smith, indicted for selling liquor to ludi&ns was fin ished and the "case given to tfco jury before noon today. The fate of the defendant may or may not rest on the fact that Tommy Wilson, the intelli gent native Alaska Indian to whom he sold liquor, cannot dance the tango. Attorney Z. R. Cheney put up a good light toward demonstrating that the chief witness for the government, Ton* my Wilson, is entitled to be classed as a citizen. The court's instructions to the Jury were very explicit on the matter of citizenship and the requisites held to be necessary are of a high order. The question will be decided by the Jury as to whether or not Tommy Wilson measures up to the demands. Questioned by the court he said that Wood row Wilson jvas president of the United States; that Theodore Rooso velt hud been president; that William H. Taft was the President Just preced ing Wilson; and that George Washing ton was the first President of the Unit ?ed States. He'also confessed to read ing magazines and newspapers. During the progress of the trial Tom i my Wilson was closely questioned to bring out whether or not he had abai> do nod his tribal relations; also what. if any. social relations he had with civilized people. He was shown to have abandoned his right to an inter ?est In an alleged tribal house volun tarily. disclaiming any tribal rights or relations whatsoever. It was brought out that he attended social functions such as dances. He said that be danced the waltz and two-step, but. alas, confessed his inability to nego tiate the tango. The Jury consists of the following: H. S .Graves, Jerry Cashen, John Day. Fred Anderson. K. O. Johnson. S. G.' Holt. Fred Hebert, Robert Keeny, M. E. Russell, George Simpkins, R. G. pay. and Frank Doverspike. The government called John Shakes. Tommy Wilson and George Shakes, and the defense has called Tommy Wll-1 son, Chester Worthington. head of the Native Alaska Brotherhood, and W. G. Beattie. superintendent of Indian schools for Southeastern Alaska. DISTRICT COURT NOTES. Demurrer Over-ruled. Judge R. W. Jennings this morning over-ruled the demurrer to the indict ment in the case of George L. Rice. New Trial Denied. Th ? motion of Attoruey A. B. Calla han for a new trial in the case of "Rm}"_ Frank Lewis, convicted of rob bery, wad denied by Judge R. W. Jen nings this morning. Ashby Against Hyde. Judge R. W. Jennings this morning denied the motion of plaintiff in the case of Ashby against Hyde, for a re consideration of the decision made in the matter. Sam Jackson Arrested. Sam Jackson, indicted in 1912 on the charge of selling liquor to Indians and out of custody on his recognizance, was arrested on a bench warrant this morning and will go to trial soon. RIG 80-LAP ROLLER RACE ON TONIGHT Tonight, Thomas Johnson of Doug las meets Jacob Clark of Juneau for the native championship of Alaska, at Jaxon's rink. Three reels of pictures and 80 laps of roller racing for 25c to balcony. Skates same price as usual. | Racers will receive 50 per cent, of gate receipts and side bet. Race starts after pictures, 9:30 o'clock. J.H.S. Band Rehearsal* Tonight. The J.H.S band will hold their reg ular, Monday night practice in their rehearsal room at the city hall this evening at 8 o'clock. There Is still sime new music yet to be rehearsed. 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. M. K. Kroeger, representing a Port land brewing company, is in Juneau. I WEATHER CHANGE j BRINGS MORE POWER Tho heavy rains of the past two or three days have made a material change for the better as regards min ing operations In the vicinity of Ju neau. All of the heavy operators have been handicapped for the past sevor al weeks for lack of power and In jseveral Instances portions of crews. 1 iand even whole crews were laid off j temporarily. t ? J'hree shifts are again working on . thv big Ebner tunnel since the rain \ commenced to increase the flow of ' Gold creek. Downie D. Muir, who is 1 : superintendent in charge of the work ! i reports that good progress is again being made on the work. The tunnel c is now extended more than bdlf a mile. - ' It is not anticipated that there will f ' be another great shortage of water ? ! during the winter. Mr. Muir thinks I j that there Is more water flowing in Gold creek now than at any time sinco ; last September. The lack of power has borne quite heavily on tho Alaska Gastineau's op erations, and if the present weather conditions continue it is likely that many men temporarily laid off will be > put back to work. Labor Agent L. J. Reedy said that thus far he had had no calls from any of the divisions for men. v I - J POPULAR LINER BEING 'c GREATLY IMPROVED ju The Seattle Railway and Marine c News, writing of the Improvements: that will make almost a new craft of t the Pacific Coast Steamship company's L popular liner City of Seattle, says: i "Two new Scotch marine type boil- J I ers are being Installed and steel sides are being built between the main deck and the Baloon deck in place of wood en sides- as heretofore. The dining room is being enlarged to seat S6 per- ^ sons. The second class quarters have ' I O been re-arranged on the main deck forward with large, well-ventilated space. The pilot house and deck offi cers' quarters have been raised one j deckhand on the boat deck an -obser vation room has been constructed. Two new sets of double winches are being Installed, one aft and one for ward, these to facilitate the handling < , of cargo. New masts and booms will; s be Installed, capable of handling six- y ton lifts with ease. The arrangement, ? of the first class accommodations has a ,not been altered, but the vessel Is be-: 1 lng furnished throughout with practi cally all new fittings and the cost ojf; f the work on this one vessel will ap- t proximate $100,000." ? ? ? : g INTERIOR MEN GOING t INTO BUSINESS HERE * I Work was commenced this morning; toward the erection of a new building! on Front street on the Jaeger property just below the Alaska laundry. The ^ land is under lease to J. Homer of .In-! ( noko and A. N., Sfockof, formerly, of ( Fairbanks. The,lessees are.p^tt^ j their own building and,.yr)U estpb}|sh |f a billiard parlor in It as soon as it is [1 completed. ;% The location is very favorable and. . the place should do a successful busl- f uess. . - . . . 1 PORTLAND LINE MAY \ BEGIN THIS MONTH <] Word hau been received thnt owing ( to the Alaska business offering at Port- , land the Pacific Steamship company ( will begin its weekly sailings from Portland about February instead of waiting unti) March 1st. In. addition: to its service from Portland, the new steamship company proposes to oper-! I ate two steamers from Seattle on the ^ Southeastern Alaska run and one from Portland to Puget Sound and British ( Columbia ports. ( ALASKA WEATHER SCORES AGAINST EAST AGAIN J The weather map for February 7th, j received by I. J. Sharick, shows that ' Alaska has scored again on the East for weather. On that day the Juneau temperature was two degrees above freezing. The weather was as cold 1 or colder than that obtaining here at |' all Atlantic coast points north of Wash-1' ington, at all Central Western points'1 north of the Ohio river, as well as ' throughout Western Texas clear down ' to the Mexican line, nearly all of Mex ico, all of Northern Arizona, and all sections north. All Puget Sound cities showed weather conditions as cold as 1 they were at Juneau, also all Oregon < towns as far as Coos Bay. ' i Whether you like Havana or domes tic cigars, you can get the kind you ! like at Burford's. 2-16-tf 1 American Schooner is Wreck on Bird Island; l . ? V 3 -u- J- ? 1 ) . *5,. > >Ar- . ? ? ; ' A i " Gov. J. F. A. Strong received a c& >legram today from United States Mar thai Brennrnan, of Valdez, conveying he news of the wrecking of the Amer can schooner W. H; Dlmond on Bird sland, Feb. 2. The &looner is a com )leto wreck, but her crew was saved md Is at Unga. The cablegram to Gov. Strong, re :elved this morning,- and signed by Marshal Urennoman, at Valdez, was us ollows: "Have today received.the following . .telegram from United States Commis , sloner Driffield. Unga: 'Have ship wrecked crew of ten from schooner Dlmond, wrecked on Bird Island, of ' Shumagln group, the second instant. - The schooner Is a total > loss. All 1 bands saved."* TUe .W. H. Dlmond Is of 390 tons - rose register and 376 tons net register. 166.feet long, 35.5 feet beam, and was! > built in 1881 at San Francisco from I which port she Is registered. Mexican Newspaper Bitterly Arraigns President Wilson ' ^ ? * . M'" CICO CITY, Feb..16.?Despite tho ran ig of American Charge ^"Affaire* <els< O'ShauRhnessy. the*. RT* Impar lal jsterdny contained a>;three col inn irst page story benrlr^f the head ing 'The Word of Wilson Lacks Hon ir As He Does HlmscK." i The article bitterly arraigned the American President. The j?rtlcle} has greatly incensed the Americans %ho-arje living in this city. Henry Lane Wilson to Visit Mexico. MEXICO CITY, Fob. 1G.?It 1b re ported here that Henry Lane Wilson will return to this city shortly for a visit IURY CONVICTS DETECTIVE AGENTS HOUGHTON, Mich.,-Feb. 16.?Four letective agency guards were found ;ullty of manslaughter Saturday for Lllling Steve Putrlch, a striking miner. WORST STORM IN - YEARS IN EAST NEW YORK. Feb. 16. ? A snow torm,,envelopes the East that is the vorst that has occurred in years. The now 8.torm came out of the Southwest, md extends from Baltimore to the Ad rondacks. Nine lives were lost last night when our barges broke adrift in Ix>ng Is! tnd sound. The total fatalities during the cold ipell that has the country In its grasp las reached 28. 'RISONER WAS WELL ARMED AND IRONED ?*? Late Saturday-Knight a bibulous pll prim- from Sheep 'creek, after accumu atlng a jaig of' considerable propor lOHEyJald down Oil the;side walk of! ower., Front ' Wb?t> for -a'i comfortable iloep. The heavy" downrpour of rain iad no terrors tot htm; but Officers ilcBride and Alderman came^along ind took him into- custody. When searched at the city jail he was found 0 be in possession of a revolver nearly 1 foot long. It waB a Colt, manufact ired at least 45 years ago, and was l&igned for percussion cap and muzzle oading ball. The ancient fire arm was ied together with bits of string. The veapon looks formidable at a dls: ance. -ESTER McCONAGHY i' ? " VISrtlNG'IN JUNEAU Lester McConaghy, of the North veBtern Fisheries company, Seattle, ar ?ived on the last trip of the Northwest )rn and is visiting his brother Capt. J Charles McConaghy, and sister, Mrs. E. W. Pettlt, of Juneau. Mr. McCona ;hy expects to leave for his home on ;he Princess Maqulnna. t KLAWACK MANAGER VISITS-"CHANNEL TOWNS Tom Barry, manager of the com pany storo ati'Klawack^ arrived, in Ju lcau on'the Northland, ycsterdap and s visiting friends in Jufieau and Doug hs. Yesterday he spent a part of the lay with Mayor M.' J. O'Connor of Douglas. ROYAL FRUIT CO. Phone 280. las a large shipment on the NorthweBt ;rn, including butter, eggs and prod ice, also a line of Itnerglace fruits. Our eggs are the finest on the mar ket. Our "customers are our best advertisers. Ask them about our eggs. iTee. defl Very. 2-14-tf NEW YORK STATE i TREASURER SUICIDES. BUFFALO, N. Y., Fob. 16?John J. Kennedy, of this State, committed sui cide yesterday. He had been worrying for several days about his Impendingj appearance before the grand jury to | testify concerning his knowledge of giaft scandals. GEORGE R. NOBLE COMING BACK SOON Advices received from George R. Noble, now In New York, state that he Is now in New York conferring with I large financial Interests relative to the' transfer and disposal of the*ihlnlngi properties held by himself and asso-' elates near Juneau; and that while1 business matters have detained him in 1 New York longer than was expected,! the business has progressed so far j that Indications point to his early re-1 turn to Juneau. PRES. RECK CALLS SPECIAL MEETING President John Reck, of the Juneau Commercial club, says that Juneau must get behind Gov. J. P. A. Strong and Delegate to Congress James Wick ersham In tho matter of securing an adequate appropriation to have Alas ka properly represented at the great Panama-Pacific Exposition. In order to get action on the matter President Reck has issued a call for a meeting of the Commercial club to be held in the council chambers Thurs day night at 8 o'clock sharp. Every one Interested in the welfare of Alas ka is urged to come out. A full at tendance of the club Is desired. FIRE LADDIES WILL MEET AND SMOKE The Juneau fire lads will smoke-up tomorrow night. Their little social af fair is to be held in the headquarters tomorrow night at 8 o'clock and will be for firemen only. The last event J was a big time with invitations out to | prominent business men and citizens. G. A. BALDWIN ARRIVES, ALSO FURNITURE FOR HEIDELBERG Grant A. Baldwin, for many years a prominent citizen of Haines, who re cently bought in with George Burford in the new Heidelberg billiard parlors, arriyed from Haines on the Georgia last night. All of the tables and fixtures for the new branch of tho Heidelberg estab lishment arrived on tho Northwestern and the work of installing the same will soon be under way. It is expect ed to have a grand opening at the Heidelberg within tho next few days. PIONEERS' MEETING. Juneau Igloo, No. 6, Pioneers of Alas ka, will hold a regular session in Odd Fellows' hall tomorrow nlghL It is expected that there will be a large at tendance. Big Syndicate to Extend Rail And Ship Lines PENNSYLVANIA HAS HO]Jj\MPAIGN , WASHINGTON, Fob. 16. ? What promises to bo the bitterest political flght Pennsylvania has had In years has been already Inaugurated In con nection with the contest for thfe United . States Sonate-. The candidates are j Senator Boles Penrose, Ropubllcan; Representative A. Mitchell Palmer, Democrat, and Gilford Plnchot, Pro gressive. All three parties will con duct an active canvass for the elec tion. Former President 'Roosevelt has been booked for a two weeks' cam paign for Plnchot. ONE KILLED AND FIVE HURT JJY. AUTOMOBILE. ' ' f '* -, lJ0S ANGELES, Feb. 10. ? Dave Lewis, a contestant for the Vandcrbllt cup In the automobile races that are underway here, lost control of his au-1 tomobile this morning, and running into the crowd, killed Louis G. Smith j and wounded Ave others. + . 0 GOVERNMENT TO INVESTIGATE CAUSE OF UNEMPLOYED WASHINGTON, Feb. 16.?A Federal J Investigation will be made Into the , condition of, the unemployed and the - cause In the larger cities of the coun try-by the industrial relations commts- j slon. 4 # SUFFRAGETTES CAUSE A SEVERE PANIC, BLACKBURN. England, Feb. 16.? Suffragettes at daybreak this morning! fired a cannon that was captured by the British from the .Russian in the | Crlmlan war. The whole city was: shaken by the explosion, and a panic, followed. WORLD OWES FORTY-THREE BILLION DOLLARS ANTWERP. Feb. 16.?The Bureau of Universal Statistics gives the public: debt of the world at $43,000,000.000,, and the population at 1,900,000,000. | COUNT AOKI, AGED JAP STATESMAN, DEAD i TOKYO, Feb. 16. ? Viscount Aokl, j the Japanese statesman, died here yes-, I terday. AL-KI SAILS FOR NORTH WITH MANY PASSENGERS ^ SEATTLE, Feb. 16.?The Al-Kl sail- j ed for Alaska Saturday night with 42 j passengers for Juneau, as follows: j Mrp. M. H. Trlesdple, Chris Jensen, Alex Cumming8, C- E. Smith, W. Y. j Hammll. C. J. Johnson. C. L. Brown, A. H. Williams, Chris Olson, A E. John son E. J. Klrchoff and wife. H. O. Han son', Miss Klrchoff, N. Arndzen. E. A. Nelson. J. C. Paradise, William Tay lor, F. W. Uriah. Olaf Arness, H. Am stedt. and twenty-one steerage. PRESIDENT WASHINGTON REBECCAS VISITING HERE Mrs. Campbell, president of the state of Washington Rebeccas, arrived on a recent boat for the purpose of inspecting the Rebecca, lodges of this j section. Last week she visited with the Douglas lodge and last Saturday night the Jupeau Rcbeccaft gave a ban quet In her honor at Odd Fellows' hall. The Alaska Rebeccas are In the Wash ington jurisdiction. This Is the first time an oificer of the State of Washington Rebeccas has visited Alaska. While in Juneau Mrs. ' Campbell is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. \\r# w. Casey. According to present plans Mrs. Campbell will leave for the. South on the Admiral Sampson tomor row. BIG MASQUERADE FEB. 19. ! Don't make any engagement that will keep you away from the Athletic Clu Masquerade Ball on Thursday evening. Feb. 19, at Elks' hall. A late ferry has bepn arranged for to take the people living In Douglas. Treadwell and Sheep creek home af ter the. dance. The Juneau Athletic Club gives dances every Thursday evening. 2-16-4t Have some fun! Tickle the Ivories j at Burford'fl. 2-16-tf. j SEATTLE, Feb. 16.?President R. W. Baxter, of the Alaska Steamship company, announced today that as soon as the Alaska railroad bill is signed by the President, the Alaska Syndicate will expend millions in building spurs and branches of its Alaska railroad and additional steamships to handle the traffic that will develop with Al aska. He said the plans and arrange ments for the beginning of the work are already under way, and that the actual work of construction will begin at once with the opening of spring. GILL MAY LEAD IN PRIMARY ?f ' * k ?SEATTLE, Feb. 16?Seattle's primary election will take place tomorrow, af ter an exciting and bitter campaign. It is now generaly conceded that for mer Mayor Hiram C. Gill will lead in the race. The contest for the selec tion of a candidate to run against him is a neck and neck race with J. D. Trenholme, Austin E. Griffiths and Itichard Wlnsor, the Socialist, all with in winning distance. The other six candidates, it is conceded, have no Bchance to win. ARMY TO SURVEY NOME HARBOR WASHINGTON, Feb. 16. ? Under provisions placed in the rivers and hnrbors appropriation bill through the efforts of Kepresentative Will E. Hum phrey today, a survey will be made of Nome harbor by army engineers. "The provision is broad," explained Humphrey, "and engineers may report on the construction of a breakwater or for dredging Snake river so that ves sels may enter, or any other form of improvement that will aid navigation." MRS. BRYAN PREVENTS BREAKING OF PLEDGE ? ? NEW YORK. Feb. 16. ?Observing her husband, when proposing a toast, Saturday night at the Author's League banquet, about to partake of cham pagne which he had mistaken for wa ter, Mrs. Bryan, wife of Secretary of State William J. Bryan, sprang from her seat and put her hand over the glass. Mr. Bryan noticed the error and exchanged glasses. POLICE AND MOB MIX; 100 ARE INJURED ?+? SOUTH BEND. Ind., Feb. 16.?One hundred persons were injured when a squad of police attempted to aid the sheriff to enforce an order of court yesterday directing that Rev. Stanis laus Gruza be placed in charge of St. Casinurs Polish Roman Catholic church. FAIRBANKS MAN IS CHARGED WITH BIGAMY FAIRBANKS, Feb. 16?A deputy United States marshal left here with a warrant for the arrest of M. E. Bon dlxen, an aged veterinary surgeon, who is charged with bigamy. He was married to Martha Nelson on the 7tb, and both left hero saying that they were going to Point Barrow. It is charged that he married a Swedish girl at Chena seven years ago. that she is still living and that there has been no divorce. TWO LONDON FAMILIES ARE WIPED OUT ..LONDON, Feb. 16?The murdering of two whole families by the husbands and fathers followed by suicide yester day shocked the people of London, Walter Johnson strangled his wife and three children and then hanged hjm self, and James Standcn shot his three sleeping children and then took his own life. TOM SHARKEY GETS BAD AND GOES TO JAIL NEW YORK, Feb. 16?Tom Shark ey, former prizefighter, was sentenced to jail this morning for a month for maintaining a disreputable house. When hungry, hit the trail for the Stampede, corner Front and Franklin. 2-12-tf.