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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
.y' " VOL. ni., NO. 385. JUNEAU, ALASKA, Ti KSDAY, FEB. 17, 1914. ' PRICE, TEN CENTS WILSON WANTS RAILROAD MEASURE PASSED AT ONCE Wilson Against Literacy Test For Immigrants ? WASHINGTON. Feb. 17.?President Woodrow Wilson let It be known to day that he will veto the immigration bill If It eomes to him with the litera cy test in it as was passed, by the House. The President said that he is heartily in favor of legislation that will stop "assisted" immigration that is coming to the country at the solici tation of the agents of the transpor tation lines, but that he is opposed to a literacy test for people who come here of their own volition for the pur pose of bettering their conditions. Nearly 1.200.000 Come Here. WASHINGTON. Feb. 17.?The an nual report of Immigration Commis sioner A. Caminetti gives the number of immigrants coming to the United States last year as 1.197.892. . j Caminetti May Run for Governor. WASHINGTON. Feb. 17.?It is ru mored here that Immigration Commis sioner A. Caminetti will resign his of fice under the administration and be come a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of California. It is known that his recent suggestions to the House immigration committee do not accord with the views of the President. . ? a . ? ITOW-FUSMIMI HEARING APRIL 6 By a cablegram received this morn ing Attorney J. H. Cobb was notified that the Supreme Court has set April 6. as the date for the hearing in the | case of O. Itow and E. Fushimi, con victed of murder and manslaughter re- j spectively for the killing of Frank: Dunn at the Dunda* Bay cannery some j two years ago. and now under sen tence upon that conviction. Itow was j sentenced to be hanged by Judge P. D. Overtleld and Fushimi to 40 years in McNeil's island penitentiary. Attor ney Cobb took the case to the Su preme court on a writ of error. W. Nakivami. indicted by the Ket chikan grand Jury, on the charge of first degree murder for complicity in the same killing, is now in the Federal Jail waiting trial, the date of which is not set. DISTRICT COURTE NOTES. Another Liquor Case Now on Trial. John Sacoff. Indicted for selling li quor to Indians, went to trial in the district court yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. He is being defended by Judge H. B. LeFevre. appointed by the court. A stubborn fight is being made for his acquittal by Attorney LeFevre. The regular trial jury panel was ex hausted and an open venire for ten was issued. The following compose the jury that is trying the case: D. M. Bothwell. Geo. Bayless. R. M. Shepard. Everett Brad ford, Sim Freiman. Albert Wile, John T. Spickett, John Raber, Frank Gehr ing, P. J. Wiley, Walter Bathe, and B. Howdeshell. ?? i Ric? Trial Tomorrow. George L. Rice this afternoon enter ed a plea of not guilty through his at torney J. H. Cobb and will go to trial tomorrow. Lucas Case Coming Up. The Lucas case will come up at a night session of the district court to morrow night. W. G. FOX GOING OUT ON BUSINESS TRIP ? Walter G. Fox is leaving today on the Admiral Sampson for an extend ed busines trip to Seattle. Tacoma, Portland and San Francisco. Mr. Fpx has recently become a part ner with L.*E. Van Winkle in the Ju neau Investment Co.. whose offices are located in the Seward building and goes to the States in the interest of the' Juneau City Directory which his company are preparing for publica tion and incidentaly to obtain options on some valuable Juneau real estate. This is Mr. Fox's first trip out since he came North in 1908. THE WEATHER TODAY. ? Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?47. Minimum?30. Clear. PEOPLE MUST ACT TO SECURE FUNDS 1 Gov. J. F. A. Strong has received | a reply from Delegate Wlckersham in relation to the matter of obtaining a special appropriation for an Alaska j exhibit at the Panama-Pacific Exposi ; tion. Gov. Strong wrote a strong let ter to Delegate. Wlckersham before receiving tho letter from Adolph C. Mil ler. chairman of the exhibit board. The i reply from Delegate Wlckersham is in response to that letter. Gov. Strong today said that the situation is such that Alaska must bring more pressure to bear if the mudk.needed appropria tion is to be secured, arid that he hopes the people will take some action? through cojiimercial bodies and pub ll? meetings ^%rge noc$MlHr.. of. appropriation asked _Xor. The letter from Delegate Wlcker sham follows: "Hon. J. F. A. Strong. Gov. of Alas ka. Juneau. Alaska. My Dear Governor: "I have your letter of January 15th, touching the matter of the Alaska ex hibit at the Panama Exposition. This matter Is being given much consider ation by the proper department and Kalph H. Royal, of Skagway, is here giving it much of his attention also. The Department seems inclined to al low very little ol^the money appropriat ed for the Ala&an exhibit and I have not had time to take it up with them I on account of the Alaska railway bill. As soon as that matter if off hands I will be glad to give the exhibition sit uation some attention although I am not sure that we can change the sit uation as it now exists. "Very truly yours. "(Signed) JAMES WlCKERSHAM. WRANGELL PEDDLERS ARE BOUND OVER The following alleged whiskey ped-j dlers have been bound over at Wran gell on the charge of selling liquor to! Indians: Simeon Quineo. Frank Mar- i clas. Charley Brown, Susie Shakane. j ? - DEMOCRATIC LOVE FEAST IN GROSS HALL TONIGHT ? The Democratic Club will meet in Gross hall tonight at 8 o'clock to dis cuss the coming smoker of March 4, celebrating the anniversary of the in auguration of President Wood row Wil son. It is expected that there will be be a large attendance and plenty of en thusiasm on tap. BIG "BRONCHO" FEATURE, VERY GOOD, GRAND THEATRE. * ? "The Wheels of Destiny." the big.! three-reel pioneer day story, is certain ly very exciting and thrilling. The act ing is very daring?seldom seen in ? moving pictures. The Grand was packed to standing room last night. | This is your last night to see It. You will surely be pleased with this film. It is one that never has failed to! make a hit. Bring the children. "Hazard for a Heart," a good photo-; play by the Gaumont. FORMER JUNEAUITE GETS GOOD SEATTLE OFFICE ! T. J. Josenhans. the architect, for | sometime connected with the Juneau Construction company, who returned to Seattle last summer after spending several months in this city, has been ! appointed superintendent of buildings at Seattle by Mayor George F. Cotter ill. While in Juneau, he prepared the plans for the Alaskan hotel, the pro posed new school house and other buildings. He made many friends dur ing his residence in this city. LEAVING ON THE ADMIRAL SAMPSON The following have taken passage f>r tho South on the Admiral Sampson: For Ketchikan?Mrs. Thomas, J. G. Sllngerland. Miss Esther Gibson. For Seattle?Carrie Hall, Alex H. Ross, J. H. Ahlers, Pearl Stanley, W. G. Fox, W. L. Remick. C. C. Finley, M. Kroeger, Mrs. F. Suffocoll, W. Kovich. For Tacoma?Iola Campbell, and A. F. Ericson. DAPER CLUB MEETS TOMORROW. - The Draper Club will meet Wednes day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with ; Mrs. Mahone. SMITH IS TREE; ? WILSON^ A CITIZEN B. Smith who wen to trial last Sat urday for the crime of selling liquor to Indians, was acquitted last evening by the verdict of tho Jury after the latter had been out several hours. Al though the Indictment charged Smith with this felony, and although he was referred to as the defendant, In reality, he was but a pawn In tho battle that was waged between Attorney Z. R. Cheney and ^jwIsUyit-Distrlct Attorney Roy V. Nye. The' real flght was for the citizenship of the native Alaska Indian who measures up to the stand ard set by the Federal statute. There was no denial on the part of tho de fendant of the act of selling liquor to Tommy Wilson, the government's chief witness In the case?it was ad mitted. The defense set up that Wilson, al though an Indian, was, under the stat ute, a citizen and it was therefore no more a crime to give or sell liquor to him'than to any other citizen. Alison, the star witness for the gov ernment, was also put on the stand Kd made the star witness for the de fense. By his ready and satisfactory answers to questions relating to law, government, and the history of tho country; "by his knowledge of civilized life: and by the proof .shown that he; had severed all tribal relations, the Jury was convinced that he was a cit izen. and made their verdict accord ingly. Native Alaska Indians, who aspire to become citizens, and those interest ed In their education, watched the case with great interest and express satis faction over the outcome?what be comes of Smith, the acquitted, seems to interest but few. ATHLETIC CLUB MASK BALL ATTRACTING ATTENTION Unusual Interest is being shown in the masquerade ball to be given by the Juneau Athletic club, in Elks' hall Thursdny night of this week. Commit tees have been at work t<u: the pa^tl few weeks making arrangements for; and carrying out the many details, i that tend to make a success of social affairs. So well have these commit tees performed their work that little remains to be done until the big event is under full swing. A list of attractive prizes has been j made up, excelelnt music has been se-, ? cured for the occasion, and every oth-j er necessary thing done toward mak ing it a most enjoyable affair. The' weekly club dances have been success es from the start and that this will be the crowning event of the organi zation soclalv seems to be assured. "WE SHOULD WORRY" CLUB DANCES SATURDAY J The "We Should Worry Club." will j i give a dance at Elks' hall Saturday night. It is expected that invitations to the affair will be issued tomorrow. The several committees having the af fair In hand are as follows: i< Entertainment?B. L. Thane, J. R. j Whipple, F. J. Wettrlck, D. D. Muir; Decoration?Mrs. Wettrick, Mrs. Muir, Mrs. Ward, Mrs. Perkins, Miss Charon: Refreshments?Mrs. J. W. Wilcox, Mrs. Henry Shattuck. Mrs. J. F. Hugh, j Mrs. C. D. Garfleld; Floor?Art Thane, Ralph Healy, C. I Cole, Bert Sperry. YUKON GETS $373,000 FOR ENSUING YEAR The Canadian parliament's appro-j priation for the government of Yu kon Territory for the ensuing fiscal year amounts to $373,000 divided as j follows: Salaries $128,000 i Local Council 125,000 1 Road Maintenance 100,000 ; Yukon Indian appropriations. 20,000 The Indian appropriations are the same as last year. It is probable more Yukon supple-1 mcntary estimates will come latter. 1 NOTICE Owing to extended demands for our rubber goods we have decided to con tinue the sale several days longer, with the same discount of 25%. JUXEAU DRUG CO. 2-17-tf Opposite Alaskan Hotel. 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., Phono 280. Have some fun! Tickle the ivories at Burford's. 2-lG-tf. Lane Says Alaska's Development Must Begin t 'TV WASHINGTON. F?i>. 17.?Tho hear- j Ing on tho Ferris bill- authorizing tho lease of Alaska -coal lands began before tho House pabUc lands commit tee this morning. Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane appeared be fore the committee In'bohalf of the! measure. He tgoki strong ground I against the action oil former adminis trations for withdrawal of the lands from the use of the people. He snld: "Alaska's development has been hampered long enough. While theor^ ists hnve been discussing what shotiWf be done the resources of the Torritory j have remained idle and the popula-. tion has dwindled. Many ludustrles have been ruined. We want to make, that country our ownJiy building a gov- j ernment railf#Rd. The people of the Pacific Coast expectlthe Federal gov-j ernment to place Alaska's coal at their disposal. The withdrawal of the coal lands of the Territory was a great cruelty to the people of Alas kn. The development of that Terrl- j tory must begin." Government Reserves Coal Lands. The Ferris bill, In addition to provid lng for the opening of the coal lands, j reserves for the government 5120 ncres | of the Bering river coal lands and 7,-1 G80 acres In the Matanuska field. This : reserved government coal acreage Is | to be mined under the direction of the President for the use of government i works and in the construction and op-1 oration of the proposed government owned railroad In Alaska and for the! use of the navy. It, also, is provided that it might be used for the purpose of holding monopoly in check. I UNCLE SAM MUST PAY MORE RENT T' government will soon be made aw of the urgent need of u Federal building in Juneau. . Government ofll ce? are no longer considered the most desirable tenants^ when others are willing and anxious t6 take possession of the premises at increased rentals for the landlord. Tjtie increased de mand for business locations has caus ed a sharp advance if rents for choice locations. When old leases expire inndlords are loath to renew at the old figures and as a consequence the government will stand the increase or erect a Federal building in Juneau. Tho Odd Fellows' hall management has outlined the .Federal officials, with offices in the Odd Fellows' building, thftt'.thefe will be .a^oateriaLiocrease^ in the rents, taking effect almost im mediately. Other Federal officials, are finding their ofllce room cramped ; and undesirable on account of in-! creased business. The postoffice will j have to seek new quarters, and thus; far but two bids have been received I for this Federal institution that has! always been looked upon ns a distinct! advantage to any business section of: a community. The Federal offices in Juneau are ? scattered and cause all manner of loss | in time to those who hnve business to j transact in the Capital City of Alaska.; There has been an appropriation made toward constructing a Federal building j on the block of land purchased by the government for that purpose. Whether i or not the conditions obtaining will ? stimulated and hasten action in the; matter is a question that Is Interest ing the public just now. It Is very probable that this matter will be touched upon at the special meeting of the Juncnu Commercial Club, called for Thursday night of 'this week. ' ? ? ? i YUKON REJOICES OVER ALASKA'S RAILROAD ?*? Yukon rejoices with her neighbor, Alaska, over the almost certain pass- j age of the railroad bill which will do more to open up the latter Territory than any measure ever inaugurated. | Yukon will derive great benefit from Alnska's prosperity, the interests of the two countries being practically identical.?Whltchorse Star. ROLLER RACE WAS OVER HALF FINISHED Thomas Johnson, native Indian of! Douglas and Jacob Clarke, native In-1 dian of Juneau were scheduled to race on roller skates, 80 laps around Jax-. on's rink last night. Clnrke fell In the forty-ninth lap and refused to con tinue. The near race started at 9:30 and for a few laps considerable vigor was put Into the contesL Tho Douglas lad, however, soon demonstrated that he was too fast for the Juneau boy, gain ing a quarter in the seventh lap. There was a large crowd present, i the galleries of the immense auditor-: ium being filled. The floor was soon ! occupied by skaters after the main at-1 traction was over. ROYAL FRUIT CO. Phone 280. has a large shipment on the Northwest ern, including butter, eggs -and prod uce, also a line of fine glace fruits. Our eggs are the finest on tho mar-, kct. Our customers are our best advertisers. Ask them about our eggs. Free delivery. 2-14-tf SENATE HONORS AUGUSTUS 0. BACON WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.?Funeral servlcea for the late Senator Augustus O. Bacon, of Georgia, were held in the United States Senate chamber thlo morning. All the Senators in the city were present. The remains will bo taken to Macon, Ga? for interment. SPOKANE SAILS WITH FORTY-FIVE FOR JUNEAU SEATTLE. Feb. 17. ? The Spokane sailed for Alaska last night with 45 passengers for Juneau, as follows: R. D. Plnneo, R. W. Douglas, Frank Carroll. E. Chapin and wife, Gus Bor gen and wife, II. A. Veach, Geo. E. Leissner, O. Hildse, M. 0. Loken, El mer Sofe and wife, B. M. Stone and wife, -Mary V. Jones, H. House), J. D, | Mooney, J. D. Downey and wife, O. HofTord, W. K. Lee, William Jockle, j and twenty steerage. ?? i PENNSYLVANIA POWDER i MILL BLOWS UP BLAIRSVILLB, Pa., Feb. 17.? The! mixing house of the West Pennsylvan ia Powder company exploded last night! and killed two persons. The country for .70 miles around was shaken. j CABLE FOR MARTIN T. O'BRIEN. -+- | There is a cablegram at the United, States cable olllce for Martin T. 0'-( Bricn, who has not been located. ? ? * CHANGE NIGHT AT ORPHEUM. I The. Orpheum theatre tonight will offer an entire change of program when the following splondid photo plays will be shown: "The Governor's Daughter," a story of executive clemency, is a good West ern dramatic picture by the Selig Co. "The Making of Broncho Billy," is another of this series of pictures by the Essanay company, featuring G. A. Anderson in the title role. "The Dost Note," is a good domestic plcture-drnina by the Lubln company with Ormi Hawley. "Hubby's Polly,' 'a funny Pathe com edy, will make up a good bill. Save your coupons. .1 ALASKAN HOTEL, ARRIVALS. The following arrivals are registered at the Alaskan Hotel: I. Schoenfeldt, Tenakee; A. L. Mitch ell, R. E. Ash, J. G. Slingerland, Port land: H. E. Shook, A. M. Goodman, A. W. Quist, D. I. Moir, B. F. Watson, Seattle; M. Gllovich, Cordova; R. A. McGregor, C. Sharkey, city. SPECIAL MEETING. There will be a special meeting of the Juneau Commercial, Club in the coumill chambers Thursday evening, February 19, at 8 o'clock, to consider question of appropriation of Alaska ex hibit in Panama-Pacific Exposition. 2-16-3t. JOHN RECK, Pres. BIG MASQUERADE FEB. 19. Don't make any engagement that will keep you away from the Athletic Club Masquerade Ball on Thursday evening, Feb. 19, at Elks' hall. A lato ferry has been 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 KING OF BELGIUM'S ARM IS BROKEN BRUSSELS, Feb. 17.?King Albert, of Belgium, while riding horseback on the battlefield of Waterloo this morn ing, was thrown from his horse and sustained a broken arm. ALASKA COD FISH CO. OWNS DIMONDl SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 17.?The 3 masted schooner W. H. Dimond, which was wrecked on Bird Island, Alaska, near Ungn, was owned by the Alaska Cod Fish company, of this city. She was commanded by Capt. C. W. Bell-! dreg, and oontaincd a crew of 251 men. All of them are safe. Those who | have not reached Unga are now on! Bird Island. SENATOR GORE SAYS ACCUSER IS LYING! OKLAHOMA, CITY, Okla., Feb. 17. ?Testifying to the charge of Mrs. Min nie Bond, who alleged that Senator Thomas P. Gore attempted to assault her when he visited him. Senator Gore said that the woman was lying for the purpose of aiding a conspiracy j to defeat him for re-election to the | United States Senate. ? * ? * I HICAGO PREACHER TO BE ESKIMO MISSIONARY! CHICAGO, Feb. 17.?Rev. James L., McBrlde, pastor of Rogers Park Pres- ! byterlan church, resigned yesterday, i He announced that he expects to spend j the remainder of his life among the > Bering Sea Eskimos, AVIATION KILLS ANOTHER OFFICER OF U. S. NAVY PENSACOLA, Fla? Feb. 17.?Lieut. J. McMurray, of the naval aviation corps, was killed today, falling from a > flying machine to the bay. FOUR DIE WHEN BARK IS WRECKED! ??-+ WELLFLET, Mass., Feb. 17.?Four! persons perished when the Italian ? bark Castagna struck the outer bar at i Cape Cod last night and was wrecked, j NEW ENGLAND SENATORS FAVOR INVESTIGATION BOSTON, Feb. 17.?A Washington, special says that Senators John W. Weeks of Massachusetts and George P. McLean of Connecticutt will support the amended Norrls resolution to in-, vestlgate the New Haven railroad. LORD STRATHCONA LEAVES $30,000,000 ESTATE! LONDON, Feb. 17.?The will of Bar- j on Strathcona and Mount Royal shows. an estate in excess of $30,000,000. The | will states that the $500,000 gift to Yale is in recognition of successful In-; vestments in certain American rail roads. notably the St. Paul and Great j Northern. THE GRANBY SMELTER IS ALMOST READY KETCHIKAN, Feb. 9?Jt is expect ed that the Hidden creek smelter of the Granby Consolidated will be blown in shortly. Underground develop ments at Hidden creek have been fa vorable, particularly in deep holes, where good values have been shown. It is estimated that there has been! developed between 20,000,000 and 25,-: 000 000 tons of ore at the Hidden creek I property, of which more than 8,000,-! 000 toiis average 2 per cent, copper and the rest about 1V? per cent.. The Mamie and Midas mines in Alaska, will not start shipments until mid- j year. About $150,000 will be spent J there in development work and con struction, in addition to expenditures made for acquisitions. Net values in sight at .present, according to the J company's statistics are more than four times the total expenditure.?Ket chikan Miner, Whether you like Havana or domes tic cigars, you can get the kind you j like at Burford's. 2-16-tf FOR SALE?Two good pool tables and bowling alley. Enquire at the Gcrmanln saloon. 2-17-12L President Asks Early Vote on Alaska Bill ? WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.?President Woodrow Wilson last night and to day impressed upon callers at the White House that he earnestly hoped that the House will pass the Senate | Alaska railroad bill without delay. He said that the bill should become a law, and that the actual work of carrying ! relief to the people of Alaska should [ begin so that full advantage of the | coming summer could be had. House May Vote Tomorrow. WASHINGTON, Feb. 17?It Is be lieved that the House of Representa tives will vote on the Alaska raHroad bill tomorrow. The attitude of the President on the measure has caused its fronds to determine to cut off the debate tomorrow in time for a vote be forf adjournment. FORMER ALASKAN KILLED FOR MONEY IN STATES ELCENTRO, Calif., Feb. 17.?Chas. Gale, said to be well known in Alas ka, was murdered at Mexlcala and robbed of $10,000. WOOLEN INDUSTRY BECOMING ACTIVE 4. ? PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17.?Not in months have woolen industries in Philadelphia and throughout the Unit ed States been so active as at pres ent. Mills are estimated to be run ning from 60% to 70% of capacity and frequently under nurry orders. The American Woolen Co. has set out to develop foreign markets. SOUTH AMERICANS THINK ROOSEVELT IS AN EXILE ? ? WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.?It is Bald that many of the South American dip lomatic representatives here are con stantly having to correct the Impres sion that has gained footing among the masses of South American republics that former President Roosevelt is out of the United States because he is an exile from the country of which he was once ruler. HAYTI'S DEPOSED RULER WINTERING IN JAMAICA NEW YORK, Feb. 17,?Michel Ores te, the deposed President of Hayti, will spend the winter in Kingston, Jamaica, and then seek exile in Paris. FARMER KILLS MAN FOR ATTEMPTING MURDER ?+? GLENDIVE, Mont., Feb. 17,?Alleg ing that A. J. Steele, a Northern Pa ciilc brakeman, was trying to push a buggy in which his wife and two chil dren and Ray Johnson, a farmer, were seated, off of a bridge which spans the Yellowstone river, Johnson, who was in the buggy, shot and kille<T Steele yesterday. OREGON TIMBER MAN IS A BANKRUPT ?+? PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 17.?John M. Blazier, a leading Northwestern tlm berman, has filed a petition in volun tary bankruptcy. He gives his liabil ities as a half-million dollars. VANDERBILT YACHT CREW IN NEW YORK NEW YORK, Feb. 17.?Thirty-eight members of the crew of the Vandcrbilt yacht Warrior arrived in this city last night. The captain and nine mem bers of the crew are still on board the yacht. CRAZY WOMAN MAKES PRISONER OF ANOTHER BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Feb. 17.?Miss Eliza Francis, a stenographer, was held as a prisoner at the point of a revolv er by Miss Mary McCormick for a week. The latter was seized by a po liceman last night. When arrested she and Miss Francis both said that they had eaten nothing for a week. LOSS IN STOCK PRICES REDUCE INCOME TAX ??>? WASHINGTON, Feb. 17?The Treas ury Department has ruled that the mar ket depreciation of securities may be allowed in figuring income tax. When hungry, hit the trail for the Stampede, corner Front and Franklin. 2-12-tf.