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JOHN HOCAN OF
TENAKEE MEETS
DEATH, BELIEF
Fisherman Reported to Have
Drowned in Tenakee Inlet
February 17, Boat Found
John Hogan, a fisherman making
his headquarters at Tenakee, lias
either been drowned or has dis
appeared, according to official ad
vices received this forenoon from
Tenakee by United States District
Attorney Janies A Smiser.
According to the information re
ceived by District Attorney Smiser,
Hogan left Tenakee at 3 o'clock on
the afternoon of February 17, iu
his gasboat, and was accompanied
by a woman a’leged to have been
Miss Josephine Weens, of Juneau,
ilogen was supp >sed to have .-.tarted
cut to secure some planking but
tlie couple went to Tom Preston’s
ranch, two Miles down the inlet
from Tenakee. Hogen at d the
woman went ashore and it is claim
ej they were met by another part'
alleged to consist of Matt Taippalae,
John Hartman and Andrew Bernula,
the latter owning a gasboat.
The augumented party, it is
claimed, remained at Preston's ranch
u .til the afternoon of Friday, Feb.
18, when the three men accom
panied by the woman left in a gas
boat. Hogen also went to his gas
bust and had trouble in starting it I
it i» claimel lie was asked if lie
wanted to be taken in tow and re
fused The party of four in the
one gasbort then lift.
ilugeii repinim-d In his ga dost
and' then started and finally trav
eler about one fourth of a mile.
Hogen had his tender tied amid
ships of his gasboat. A stiff wind
was blowing to northeast, off shore,
at the time. That was the last seen
of Hogen.
Jack Murphy, at wig way, luunu
Hogen's gasboat riding at anchor on
Saturday, February l!t. No one was
(’.board the boat and the smalt boat
was not found.
Tender Probably Overturned.
It is believed that Hogen must
have put out his anchor to full
length of his line and then got into
his tender, allowing the gasboat to
drift until the anchor would catch
near the shore. Hogen, it is said,
probably started for shore expecting
to return to get his gasboat after
it had found anchorage and when
the water was calmer.
Hogen's small boat was found on
Sunday, February 20, overturned on
the beach, on the opposite side of
the inlet front Tenr.kee. The line
was not chaffed nor had it been cut,
showing that Hogen cast oil front
the gasbont and probably started to
row ashore. The litle boat was a
treacherous one, according to Dis
trict Attorney Smiser's informant,
and was ten feet long, high and
narrow. It is believed that Hogen
was drowned in deep water. W hen
the letter was writen, dated Felt
27, no trace of Hogen had been
found.
twoIoTtrue
BILLS REPORT
OF GRAND JURY
Two "not true” bills were re
turned this morning by the Fed
eral Grand Jury when the daily re
port was made in the Vnited States
District Court to District Judge Rob
ert W. Jennings. The "not true
bills were R. Calanez, charged with
nlleged receiving of stolen prop
erty, und Martin Erstad. alleged
having liquor in bis possession il
legally.
!>ester D. Henderson, foreman of
the Grand Jury, stated there wasj
nothing else to report and tHo jury
men retired to their room for fur
ther deliberations and investiga
tions.
Four men who were indicted last
week by the Grand Jury, appeared
In the District Court this morning
to enter their pleas. R. Calanez. in
dicted for grand larceny, through
1.1a attorney, J. U. Marshall, plead
not guilty.
Joe Rimre, through his attorney,
H. L. Faulkner, pleaded not guilty
to the indictment alleging gland
larceny.
Arthur Abatto and Henry Strag
ier. Indicted on three counts each
for alleged violation of the pro
hibition laws, entered a plea of not
guilty, H. L. Faulkner being their
attorney.
Walter Brown, who had been In
dicted on four counts alleging vio
lation of the prohibition laws, did
•lot appear in court tliis morning
to make bis plea through bis at
torney, A E. Ooghe, as he was one
of the three taking French leave
from the Federal bastlle last night
THERE'S A MARKET for good
property. People are able and eager
to buy desirable real estate The
home-finding problem is growing
more seripus all the time You can
sell your real estate if you are will
ing to sell at a fair price and to
advertise it adequately in The
Empire.
A MAN OF THE PEOPLE
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Constantine Kehrenbach, Chancellor of Germany. As his ap
pearance indicates, he is of “thepeople.” His position is a diffi
cult one in view of the Russian Bolshevik! menace and Germany's
attitude toward the Allies’ demands for reparations which the
Germans claim are ’’impossible” of execution.
MURPHY RETIRES
FROM OFFICE; TO
00 TO WESTWARD
Attorney General Murphy to
Open Office with J. C.
Coffey at Anchorage.
Announcement was made this
morning by Attorney General J. C.
Murphy that he will remove to An
chorage and open a law office there
ifter his retirement from office.
Mr. Murphy’s term expires today,
liis successor, John Rustgard, of this
city, assuming the duties of the
Attorney General's office tomorrow
morning. Mr. Rustgard filed his
iath of office several days ago. ^
In making Ills announcement, Mr.
Murphy said, “AM arrangements
ia\e been made to open up a law
iffico in Anchorage, where I will
w* associated with .1. F. Coffey, after
ie concludes his present term as
Assistant U. S. Attorney." Mr. Mur
liliy said that he expected to leave
Juneau for Anchorage within the
:iext two weeks.
Mr. Murphy was appointed by
Gov. Riggs shortly after the election
if former Attorney General George
M. Grigsby as Delegate, to fill the
vacancy left by the death of Charier
A. Stilzer, and took office on July
16, 1919. He was prior to his ap
pointment a resident of Anehoragi
Find practicing law there. Mr. Mur
phy went into the Attorney Gener
ill's office with an excellent legal
record which lies been sustained by
his official work. He has repre
seated the Territory in a number
of legal actions during ins term
and has been successful in every
rase. Mr. Murphy's last legal work
carried hint 10 Washington where
lie defended the Territory's tax on
herring used in the manufacturing
of fish oil and meal which he won
before the Supreme Court of the
United States.
During the remainder of Ills res
idence in Juneau he will superin
tend the publication of liis reports
for the last biennum which wilt he
submitted to the Legislature next
week.
PLAINTIFF MAY FINISH
IN KOSKI CASE TODAY
The plaintiff in the case of Koski
versus Alaska-Jtineau Cold Mining
Company for damages on account
of the slide of January 2. 192b. in
troduced six witnesses this morning
and up until late this afternoon out
more had been on the stand. N<
new evidence was brought forwart
all the witnesses confining them
selves to statements in regards t<
tlie flume and water conditions. I
was thought that the plaintiff woul<
finish introducing evidence by tin
time court adjourned this afternoon
Mrs. William Mathews, Jr., di“
recently at her residence at Dyea
after an illness of more than twt
years. She is survived by her lius
baud and two small children.
The Skagwuy Fire Departmen
gave a ball on Washington's Birth
day.
The Northwest Mounted Polic
will take a census of Yukon Terri
tory this year.
The best of job worn, ot an kinds
is done by (lie Umpire. Call us u|
for quotations
WOMEN’S DRESSES
SHORTER; PRICES
DROP SLIGHTLY
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Eva Campbell Returns from
Buying Trip m States—
Latest Fashion News.
Returning to Juneau aftpr a suc-i
cessful purchasing trip in the State*,
lor t ho B. M. Behrends Company ]
Miss Eva Campbell brings news]
both for the men and the women J
According to Miss Campbell, the
latest fashions decree a shorter
dress for women, in fact the dresses
now drop a little below the knees
For the men. who generally pay the
hi 1 Is. there is only a little drop in
prices, but at that there Is some.
“The best of women's dresses, the
reedy to wear kind, are still high in
pi ice,” said Miss Campbell this
afternoon. “We are paying perhaps
ten per cent less for the best ma-l
portals than we paid last year. You
can see by this there have been no!
great cuts made by the manufac j
I hirers. However, there are -two]
the best kind, for which good prices
will he paid, and a cheaper, although
i good material, for less. Two classes
of the trade can be satisfied, both
in material an din price.
"One reads in the papers we re
ceive from the States that prices in
womens dresses are being slashed
right and left. And there is a rea
on. Many of the largest houses on
he Pacific Coast have mammoth
Rocks and in order to realize money
*o satisfy the banks and to lay in
•tew stocks, goods are marked to a
nrice below what they cost. II
seems to me that many large firms
and smaller ones for that matter.
are selling in order to get ironi
under und then use more disere
tion in buying and keep their credit
good. 1 i
“l, myself, was surprised, when
I began ordering the sprfng and sum
mer dresses and general dress goods.
The wholesale firms and the manu
facturers plainly said that there was
no great reduction, and their prices
substantiated this. When a great
reduction will come was not known
when I was in the States. Trading
j was good, especially in San Fran
j cisco.”
Miss Campbell ha^ been gone for
I nearly two months on the buying
i trip.
STILL FOUND WORKING
ON SALMON CREEK ROAD
While searching in the woods
.ear the Switzer ranch on the Sal
omon Creek road about ten miles
[from Juneau, a still was found by
[Deputy Marshals \V. H. Garster and
1 X. O Hardy, according to a state
ment made at the Marshal's office
this afternoon. The still was about
500 feet back in the woods from
! the ranch.
Telephoning In their discovery to
the Marshal's office the deputlei
asked for the arrest of Harry But
I ler and Carl Henry. The warrants
wore sent out by automobile and it
was thought the arrests would be
made and the men brought to the
city late this afternoon.
The warrants as sworn to charg
led the two men with operating a
still and manufacturing liquor for
sale The deputies claim that be
sides the slill a quantity of mash
and liquor was alA> found.
i Old papers for sale at the Empire
office, 21 cents a bundle.
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LOCAL FIRM TO
ENTER JOBBING
BUSINESS HEBE
Olson & Meherin Branching
Out—Business Outlook Is
Good Savs Meherin.
J. J. .Meherin, junior member of
he brokerage firm of Olson & Me-i
liein,^ who returned today from a
thrfee months' business trip in the
Pacific Coast States, says that no
matter what happens or what the
conditions are elsewhere, Alaska is
coming hack strong and although
things mlghT not fee right up to a
InO per cent in the North during
1921, look for 1922. for the Ter
ritory is going over the top.
Enter Jobbing Field.
"So strongly do we believe that
there will be a vast change for the
better in conditions and increased
development of Alaska’s resources
resulting in a business growth al
most unparalleled, Mr. Olson and 1
have concluded arrangements for
enlarging our present establishment
in .Tttneau,” said Mr. Meherin. "As
oon as Mr. Olson arrives from
the South, which will be in two or
hree weeks, we will sign a lease
for a portion of the warehouse of
the Pacific Steamship Company and
•tract an office and sample room,
i.r>x40 feet outside ot that building.”
Mr. Meherin .said that work on
their new building and warehouse
"irangements will start about April
t, and would be completed by May
1. "It i^ our intention to carry
jobbing s.tocks of some of the lines
we represent and distribute these
Horn juneau, ne saiu juneau is
the logical place in Southeastern
Alaska lor such businesses anti while
we do not expect to enter in the
Jobbing business in a big way at
tlie outset, we will add to our
stocks as the business of the district
requires.” Mr. Olson lias been in
Alaska for 18 years, and prior to
entering the brokerage business
with Mr. Meherin was representa
tive for Schwabacher Bros. Mr.
Meherin has been in the Territory
for 11 years and covers virtually
the entire Territory every season
They represent J. A. Kolger & Com
pany, Charles II. Lilly Company,
Proctor & Gamble Distributing
Company, Imperial Candy Company,
Hart Cigar Company, Winchester
Repeating Arms Company, the last
being recently added to their ac
counts, and other smaller firms.
Money Plentiful.
' 1 bate been studying conditions
in the States tor three months,”
sa il Mr. Meherin this forenoon,
"and 1 have been delving into all
angles of the business outlook. The
banks never had so much money as
they have now. But they are not
lending much money because in
vestors are waiting and many pro
motion deals are, held in abeyance i
until the change of the administra-j
tion and a size-up given as to what;
the new cabinet will do on many
propositions. Brokers will not get I
active until in April and possibly j
as late as June. The word has)
been sent out from the east to wait ;
and see what can be expected in a]
readjustment period as proposed by j
President-Elect ' Harding and his)
cabinet advisers. As I said, the
banks have great quantities of
money and they must lend money
in order lo make their earnings but
they are advising all clients to wait
for a couple of months before
branching out in their own business
or making new affiliations and In
vesting.
Many Talk Alaska.
"On the Pacific Coast, it Is quiet
San Francisco is quiet as are also
Portland and Seattle. Hundreds of
people are talking about Alaska and
many are coming North, in fact
scores have started now to strike:
out for various Alaska towns, es-|
pecially those along the Southeast-!
ern Alaska Coast. The Government
Railroad will have no trouble in
securing any kind of labor as many
are going to Seward then into the
Interior where tlie railroad is under
construction.
*"I believe that Alaska will bene
fit this year through the policy
many canneries are adopting, of not
operating during 1921. This will
give the people of Alaska an op
portunity to think along new lines
of development and new industries
will be opened. The pulp industry
is bound to be great as Alaska and
the people will turn to this new
departure and with our mining op
erations, the development of new
agricultural fields, watch Alaska
come to the front in a walk If oil
is struck to the Westward or in
fact in any new field in Alaska,
that.industry will take^r jump that
will make the North look like
Texas, as regards oil excitement.
I am optimistic regarding Alaska
this year and for all time for I
know that we have everything in
our Territory that the world wants
and also that we can live from."
NEW LOCATION.
F. Wolland is now established in
; his new tailoring and men's furn
ishings store, “The Hub,” on Front
Strey*., where he will be glad to re
let ive and meet his friends, patrons
and visitors. —adv.
1 10% reduction, Boston Store.—adv
BEST IN POMERANIAN SHOW._~
1 tie winning dog at the Pomeranian show in New York city was
Helton Wonderful, prot>erty of Mrs. Hollius Bourne, of New York. He
Is n beautiful wolf sable and shown in the most wonderful coat ever
seen on a IViuerauian in this country. *
EATON CRANE
AND PIKE
FINE '
STATIONERY
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: BUTLER, MAURO
> ' ‘ DRUG CO.
% Front Street
Postoffice Substation No. f
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Alaska Transfer Co.
General Hauling, Isaacs
Coal. Contract Hauling.
Main St. Fhons 41
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OLD TIMERS MOVE OFFICE.
-'John F. Chamberlin and Sam
Guyot have moved into their new
office at No. 11 South Main Street,
near the cable office. Their phone
number is 255. Mr. Chamberlin
represents the Whiton Hardware
Co.. Pacific Net and Twine Co., Pa
cific Coast Syrup Co., and Colgate's
Soaps and Perfumes. Sam Guyot
represents Fischer Brothers Co.,
wholesale grocers of Seattle who
sell "The Brand that’s in demand”;
Max-i-mum canned fruits, veget
ables, spices, extracts and coffee,
also the Sun-Kist line of canned
fruits and vegetables; The Novelty
Mill Company's Patent Excellent,
Montana Hard Wheat and Pastry
Flours and feed. ---adv.
--
Paul Guite, hotel owner at Daw
son, la spending the winter in Flor
ida picking oranges.
j 9 m ' -
The Skagwa.v Woman’s Club gave
a party on St. Valentine's Day.
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I STEAMER MOVEMENTS !
Now Bound North j
NO BOATS northbound.
Scheduled Sailing*
i ALAMEDA scheduled to sail
j from Seattle tomorrow a. m.
1 CITY OF SEATTLE scheduled
to sail from Seattle March 5. i
Southbound Sailings
j NORTHWESTERN Is scheduled j
1 to sail southbound March 2.
ADMIRAL WATSON scheduled I
to sail southbound March 7.
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AS FINE RUBBER GOODS
AS THE WORLD PRODUCES
afih'you £irow that a druggist selects
Rubber quality exactly as he selects
drug quality? Every hot water
bottle or fountain syringe or other
rubber article in our stock is per
fect in every way—made of new, live active
rubber. If it is the perfect goods you want, J
buy here and know. s
BRITT'S PHARMACIES |
Seward Street Front Street |
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HOW LONG SINCE YOUR WATCH ‘ l
WAS CLEANED? r
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Don't wait for it to stop or you may spoil an
accurate timekeeper. *■*, p - f
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This is the time of the year to haVe it over
hauled as we have leisure time for those nice
finishing- touches that makes a perfect job.
The above refers also to the family clock.
We would prefer to have you bring it here but
for the sake of a good timepiece take it some
wnere‘ GRUEN.
THE NUGGET SHOP
SIMPSON & WRIGHT ijj
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