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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
[3 _ , __ ~ ? VOL. 1, NO. 123. ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE, MONDAY, MARCH 31, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS ? ^ JOHN PIERPONT MORGAN IS DEAD Juneau Is All Ready For Municipal Election The voters of Juneau will elect i seven councilmen and a member of the school board tomorrow. There are two full tickets in the Held for council men the Socialist and the Citizens and an independent cuudiate For the school board Willis K. Nowell. a mem ber of the present board, is unopposed for re-election. The Citizens' ticket for councilmen is as follows: W. H. Chase. J .B. Marshall. Ed. Hurlbutt. W. S. Pullen, H. J. Ray mond. Charles Carter and W. S. Ged des. The Socliaist ticket is: Dave Robinson. Charles Helsing, Grafton Coleman. Oscar Harri, John F. Greene. Charles Oja and John No land. C. W. Fries, a member of the pres ent city council, is a candidate for re election. and is receiving independent support. Other candidates were placed in nomination at a mass meeting Monday uight. but none of them filed their de claration of candidacies with the city clerk as required to do by ordinance. Some of them have published notices saying that they are not and will not be candidates. Thane Out of Race B. L. Thane, who was placed in nomination at the mass meeting for membership ou the school board, is not a candidate. It was impossible to get in touch with him. and his friends withdrew his name. Robt. C. Hurley, his secretary, said: "Mr. Thane could not serve on the school board. His duties in connection with the Alaska-Gastineau Mining Company have increased so that he would not have the time necessary to give to the duties of the school board the at tention they would require, and he is so thoroughly in harmony with the members of the present board, in eluding Mr. Nowell. who is a candidate for re-election, that any ideas he might have on school matters would be giv en careful consideration by them. The Socialists have a dopted a plat form in which they attack the record of the old council and promises for a better city government. Citizens' Party Platform The candidates of the Citizens' Par ty have signed and issued a platform in which they promise that they will leave ail important matters to a refer endum vote of the people of Juneau; that they will oppose charging any wharfage of freight from Juneau to outlying mining camps; free wharfage to shippers of fish from Juneau; to in stall a modern fire alarm system; to investigate a salt water system for the fire department; street improve ments under the direction of a com petent engineer and in harmony with a general plan of improvements, and the extension and improvement of the public schools. Fries Makes Statement. C. W. Fries, member of the pres ent council and independent candidate for re-election has issued a statement to the voters in which he criticises the record of the last council and in which he says that he is opposed to the coal contract: favors a reduction in water rates: opposed to the sale of liquor in the restricted district; op posed to- corporation control, and fa vors treating all alike at the City dock. The polls will be at the city hall, and will be open from 8 a. m. to 7 , p. in. Women can vote for member of the school board. NORWEGIAN LINE ESTABLISHES AGENCY The new Norwegian American line of steamships has established an agen cy in Juneau for Southeastern Alas ka. William Britt. the popular drug gist of this city, will act as the agent. * - and he will be able to sell tickets from the t'nited State to Norway and from Norwaj to this country. The Norwegian American line is the, newest transatlantic passenger ship operation company to be organized.1 Its shareholders are Norwegians and Americans, about half the capital stock being placed in eac hcountry. It will fly the Norwegian flag, and has two steamships to begin operation with. Both are leviathan steel ships ? of the most modern construction. They are 530 feet in length and of 16.000 tons displacement. The Kristianiafjord will be the first I to go into commission.. She will sail on her maiden voyage from Chrsitiania June 4 and. returning, she will sail; from New York June 24th. She will' also make trips in August. Septem ber. October and December. The second ship of this line, the l Bergensfjord. a sister ship of the Kristianiafjord. will go into commis sion in September. The Norwegian American line is one of the steamship enterprises that was brought into being quickly on account of the expected impetus that will be given to shipping by the completion of the Panama canal. While neither of its passenger ships will touch at any other American port than New York it already is planning to get a lot of the Western passenger business by operating in connection with Amer ican railroads and American coastwise steamers. It is proposed by the com pany. however, to have freight ships operating to the Pacific Coast after the canal shall be ready for use. The line is being encouraged by the Norwegian government which has vot ed a subsidy of $270,000 a year to it. It will operate only between Norwe gian ports and American. Its Euro pean ports of call will be Christiania, Stavanger and Bergen. Mr. Britt received his authorization to represent the Norwegian American line in the last mail. TO JUNEAU PATRONS: T wish to announce that I am pre pared to give prompt and efficient service in delivering, coal hauling freight, baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER Phone Order 5-7 or 55 tf Every thing that will please a smok er may be found at BURFORD'S. RAILROAD MAN IS DOING ALASKA Evan Prosser, Southern traveling agent of the Baltimore & Ohio rail road with headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, is a passenger on the Admir al Sampson enroute to Valdez for the purpose of visiting his son Lieutenant Prosser of the U. S. signal service sta tioned at that place. .Mr. Prosser has done a world of trav eling in the past thirty days and was in the torpado belt during the storm period which he describes as being aw ful. He left Chicago last Sunday trav eling over the Burlington route, and arrived in Seattle last Wednesday. Be tween Chicago and St. Paul the storm was doing its worst. The electric dis play was terrifying to most of the passengers on the train and the wind was destructively violent. Fortunate ly, however, they met with no mishap and despite it all he made record time to Juneau, being fortunate enough to catch the Sampson Thursday night. The damage to railroads Mr. Prosser says is incalculable at the present time. Many of the roads have suffered the loss of millions in damage to track ? ? ? \ .,,111 age alone ana me ioss ui uubiucss ?m add greatly to the total. There is bound to be congestion on some of the lines for a time as a result of the floods because it will require time to get the lines in working condition ' again. Business throughout the country. Mr. Prosser says is good and the out look is very bright. The conditions are sound and a period of prosperity is in sight. The stricken districts will soon recover from the disaster so far as business is concerned but the loss of life is appalling and the suffer ing of many is very intense. The whole country is aroused and extend : ing its sympathy and practical aid to the unfortunate victims. Mr. Prosser is captivated by the scenic beauty of his Northland journ ey and says that it is too bad that the people generally are not made aware of the rare charms of this country. He is much impressed with the great development work now In process about Juneau and will endeav or to stop over on his return trip. FEMMER & RITTER See this firm for all kinds of dray Ing and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. Coai delivered promptly. Femmer & Hit ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone 314. Residence phones 402 or 403. ??? Axel Olson, a well known Nomeite ileft for Seattle on the Humboldt Legislative Doings In Both Houses There was a sharp battle consisting of heated arguments in the Senate this morning over the Millard "white slave" bill and while the measure was under fire Senator Roden stepped into the breach and moved an adjournment. Representative Svlndseth introduced an important bill in the House and that body thought so well of it that it was ordered printed at once. A message from Governor Walter E. Clark in formed the Senate that he had ap proved and signed the legal holiday bill. Senate The Senate convened at 10 a. m. The Senate Joint Resolution No. 5 by Millard, relating to the abolishment i of land reservations, was referred. Senate Joint Memorial No. 8, by ! Freedlng, relating to a reduction of j cable tolls, was referred. A message was received from Gov ernor Clark stating that he had ap proved and signed Senate Bill No. 4, [ by Millard, providing for legal holi j days. ~ - ?>'?? *T_ it I... | | ?)0n<llC tSIII 4>U. 11, u%> uuvucjiuuu, an act to prohibit carrying explosives on vessels and vehicles carrying pas sengers. was referred. Senate Bill No. 42. by Sutherland, an act to license the canning of red or sockeye salmon, was referred. Senate Bill No. 18, by Millard, re lating to grubstake contracts, deferred until Thursday April 3. House Joint Resolution No. 4, by Aldrich. relating to harbor improve ments at Nome, deferred until Wed nesday. Senate Bill No. 6, by Roden. relating to eight-hour day for employees on public work was read second time. Senate Bill No. 5, by Roden, relat inw to employment of females, was read the second time and re-referred to the committee or labor capital and immigration Senate Bill 15, by Millard, relating to prostitutes voting, was read the second time. Senate Bill No. 19, by Millard, re lating to purchase of ores, was put on final passage and passed. Senate Bill No. 31, by Millard, to prevent oppression of employees was put on final passage and passed. Senate Bill No. 23, by Millard, was put on final passage but adjournment was taken before action was taken. House The House convened at 1 Oa. m. House Bills Nos. 59 and 60, by Boyle relating to the practice of pharmacy and medicine and surgery, respective ly, were referred to the committee on education, public health, quarantine and morals. House Bill No. 65, by Boyle, provid ing for control of wharves, etc., by city governments, was referred to com mittee on banks, banking and corpora tions. House Bill No. 13, by Jones and an ti-lobbying law was put on final pass age and passed. Ingersoll opposed the measure in a speech. Senate Bill No. 11 was put on final passage and passed. This bill was introduced in the Senate by Senator Millard and provides punishment for desecration of the national flag. House Bills Nos. 66 and 67, by Gray, code revision bills, were introduced. House Bill No. 68, by Svindseth, cre ating the office of Territorial Treasur er. was introduced and ordered print House Bill No. 6, oy Jones, reiaung to the repeal of the road-overseer act and Senate Bill No. 12, by Roden, iden tical with it were reported back with the recommendation that the House bill be indefinitely postponed and that , Senate bill do pass. Senate Bill No. 25. by Bruner, pro viding for a code revision commission, was up for its first readjng. The House adjourned until 10 a. : m. tomorrow, April 1. i ADMIRAL SAMPSON'S LIST FOR JUNEAU i 1 The Admiral Sampson arivedat 6:30 1 last night and left at 11:30 for the 1 Westward. The Sampson had the fol " lowing passengers for Juneau: From Seattle?A. S. Dolp, J. Ma loney, Mrs. M. Marlin, Miss Moore, E. Vandyke, Jack O'Neil, Rose Bishop, Mabei Lawrence, E. H. Willard and wifs, Mrs. Peter L. Pratt and child, N. Oman, Hugo Oman, Syrio Orfano. J. R. Buckley, E. S. Redley, Mrs. J. Mooise. i From Ketchikan?Wm. Semar, C. Clark, and Harry Kimble. From Petersburg?Peter Sommin, N. , Niken, Tom Davidson, H. Jarreson, T. Jarreson. Judge Overfield Asked To Hold Floating Court VALDEZ, March 31.?Judge Peter D. Overfleld has received a dispatch froih Attorney-General James C. Rey nolds asking: "Can you hold floating court next summer? If so, prepare and forward schedule of proposed places and dates." Judge Overfield'8 commission ex pires June 10, and the court cannot go to the Westward until July 15th. If he accepts the asignment it would necessitate his ohlding over for at least six months. Judge Overfleld is undecided as to whether or not he will consent to act in the matter. Bulgarians Pierce Lines And Press Constantinople LONDON, March 31.?A Sofia dia patch received this morning says the Bulgarians have pierced the Turkish Tchatnlja lines at Lake Deros, and are passing through on the advance up on Constantinople. Austria Would Raise Siege. VIENNA, March 31.?It has been an nounced here that the powers will join Austria and use force to compel Mon tenegro to raise the siege of Scutari. LONDON, March 31.?War mater ial to the value of $35,000,000 was cap tured by the allies with the surrender of Adrianople. SEATTLE MUSICAL FAVORITE KILLED SEATTLE. March 31.?Mrs. William H. Whittlesey, wife of the Seward lawyer, was killed yesterday in an automobile accident when the machine in which she was riding plunged 200 feet into a chasm. Her sons, Cedric F. and Walter B. Whittlesey, were both dangerously wounded. William H. Whittlesey is in the East. Mrs. Whittlesey was one of the best know: Women in Seuttle s musical circles. She possessed a rare mezzo soprano voice, and her solos were al ways in demand at social entertain ments and concerts. RAILWAY WAGES ARE ADVANCED WINNIPEG, March 31.?The Cana dian Pacific Railway has raised the wages of all engineers employed on its railway lines from five to ten per cent. The raise was made on account of the increased cost of living expenses. BANKERS HAVE PERMISSION TO ACT WASHINGTON, March 31.?Presi dent Woodrow Wilson informed the American syndicate of bankers, that was organized to furnish money to China on the promise that the United States government would make it plain to the Chinese government that it would insist upon the right to compel the payment of the interest and prici pal when due, that it could furnish China the $110,000,000 asked for pro vided he was assured that the United States government would not be asked to participate in the negotiations in any way. Big foreclosure Suit Now On The Hon. Richard A. Ballinger this morning appeared in the district court as attorney for the plaintiff in the ac tion of the British Columbia Develop ment Association, Ltd., a corporation and Sir George Craggs, as receiver of the British Columbia Development As sociation, Ltd., a corporation vs. The North Pacific Wharves & Trading Company, a corporation. Judge R. A. Gunnison is representing the de fense. The action is a suit brought to fore close two mortgages. One alleged to have been given by the defendant com pany on the Moore wharf property at Skagway for the amount of 115 de bentures of 1,000 pounds sterling each. The defendants deny the execution of the mortgage or of receiving any con sideration for it. The plaintiff also claims $37,000 due as money advanced which is also denied. The second mortgage on which foreclosure is sought is for $22,000 on the Seattle and Sylvester dock which is not denied. Oak Olson, the well known commer cial man, left for Wrangell on the Humboldt yesterday. FROSTS TRIED TO BREAK TRUSTS CHICAGO, March 31.?In continuing his testimony Frost said that his tac tics in endeavoring to secure control of some of the coal lands of Alaska were inspired by a desire to keep them from falling into the hands of Morgan, the Rockefellers and the Goulds who "sought control 30 they could operate the fields they had al ready lined up in the Kyak valley with out competition." TO SELL FOREST RESERVE TIMBER WASHINGTON, March 31.?Secre tary of Agriculture David F. Houston j has ordered the advertisment for sale of 2,000,000,000 feet of timber on for-1 est reserves in Alaska, California, Ida ho, and Montana. The government will ask for bids for the timber. ROYALTY TO GO CALLING LONDON, March 31. ? The Daily Standard says King George and Queen Mary will make a ceremonial visit to Paris, Berlin and Vienna and probably other European capitals within a short time. RITCHIE WILL WIN AT VALDEZ VALDEZ, March 31.?There is little interest in the city election that will take place here tomorrow, and the in dications are that the vote will be light.. The re-election of Mayor E. E. Ritchie is conceded. SIDELIGHT ON A LEGAL PROCESS An interesting bit of legal work was necessary before Joseph MacDonald could bo placed in charge of Marshal H. F. Faulkner last Saturday. It may not occur to some people that Mr. Mac Donald was not under arrest on a warrant issued on the indictment made by the federal grand jury sitting In Juneau until after he had been brought to Juneau. Joseph Warren, representing the State Department had a warrant signed by President Taft which war rant together with a receipt from Mar shal Faulkner had to be returned to 1 the State Department. A supplemen tal or alias warrant had to be issued by Judge Thomas R. Lyons before Mar shal Faulkner would have any lawful means of taking MacDonald into court for trial on the indictment or for hold ing him for trial. Until this warrant 1 was issued MacDonald was In the custody of Special Agent Warren. The fact that Mr. Warren elected to stay ' aboard the boat until a landing was affect at Juneau until a landing with which the marshal's office had nothing to do and in accord with Mr. Warren's ? conception of his own duties, which i j seems to be satisfactory to the govern ment. World's Great Financier Has Passed Away ROME, March 31.?John Pierpont Morgan died at the (Jrunu View hotel in this city at 12:05 today. His daugh ter, Mrs. Herbert Livingston Satter lee, and her husband were at the bed side at the time of his death. He had been unconscious since Wednesday, and did not regain consciousness. Terstarrone, the Pope's physician who had been treating Morgan, said that his collapse was due to great men tal strain and was incidental to his appearance before the Pujo committee. John Pierpont Morgan was born in 1837, and was a son of Junius Spen cer Morgan from whom he inherited a hanking business. During his life time his business developed to such an extent that he became known as the strongest financial figure on the American continent, if, Indeed, not the world. He is survived by a widow, Mrs. Frances Louise Tracy Morgan, am' four children, Mrs. Herbert Livingsto Satterlee, John Plerpont Morgan, Mrs. William Plerson Hamilton, and Miss Anne Tracy Morgan. West Virginians Are Marooned By Floods WHEELING, W. Va., March 31. ?! Five thousand people are marooned by j the Hoods in this city. They are with out food or fuel, and the torrents that rush through the streets would not permit a boat to live in them for a minute. Dayton Churches Give Thanks. DAYTON, March 31.?Thanksgiving services were held yesterday in all churches that have been saved from the Hood and fire for the relief of the Hood conditions. The situation is im proving rapidly, and order is being restored. There is sti lsluffering, how ever. hut the refugees are housed as fast as discovered either in houses or tents. Flood Situation in Good Hands WASHINGTON, March 31. -Presi dent Wood row Wilson has received a dispatch from Secretary of War Llndley M. Garrison advising him that it will not he necessary for him to visit the flooded district. The sec retary of War says the situation can he handled with the machinery as it ! is now working. State Confiscates Foodstuffs. ZANESVILLE. 0., March 31.?The State, through the militia, has confis cated the goods of all fanners and merchants that have,been overcharg ing for food supplies, ye demand for foodstuffs has heen so great that many have yielded to the t"inptation offered by the opportunity to get fabulous prices for their goods. WALTER PAGE GOES TO ST. JAMES WASHINGTON, March 31.?Walter Page, elditor of the World's Work Magazine and member of the publish ing house of Doubeduy-Page Company, has accepted the tender of the ambas sadorship to London. Page .is one of the strongest editorial writers in the United States and was one of the staunchest supporters of Woodrow Wilson both before and after the Bal timore convention. SEATTLE ELKS BEGIN NEW BUILDING SEATTLE, March 31.?The corner stone of the new Elks' club and lodge room that will be built at the corner of Fourth avenue and Spring street, was laid yesterday. The building will cost $250,000 and will be one of the best equipped club buildings in the West. THE HUMBOLDT'S SOUTHBOUND LIST The Humboldt left at an early hour yesterday morning with the following passengers southbound: For Seattle?J. A. Rankin, Axel Ol son, G. J. Gleason, Margaret Harris, S. F. Flemmlng, P. E. Jackson, Alex Ross, Ed. Hurlbutt, H. F. Benson, Mrs. H. F. Faulkner, Axel Jackson, J. B. Stevens, Mrs. Amos Benson. For Wrangell ? Mrs. Hood and daughter Belle, and Gussie Leonard. I Stewart Flemming, a well known! mining man returnesd to Seattle on' tho Humboldt yesterday for a brief visit. P. E. Jackson is making a flying vis it to the States, leaving on the Hum boldt yesterday. W. L. Helvey, representing the Un derwood typewriter company, is do ing Juneau. NOTICE TO PIONEERS There will be a meeting in Odd Fel lows' hall Wednesday, April 2, at 8 p. m. for the purpose of effecting a permanent organization of Igloo No. 6, Pioneers of Alaska. The charter is still open and application blanks can be had at the store of E. Valentine. GROVER C. WINN, 3-27-5t. President, pro tern. DRESSMAKING and all kinds of sewing neatly done. On Gold, near Second st. 3-19-lm. APPLICATION FOR BAIL BEING HEAR TODAY The application of Joe MacDonald to be admitted to bail is being pre sented to the district court this after noon. The hearing will probably not be finished before six o'clock. SPOKANE BRINGS MANY PASSENGERS The Spokane arrived from the South Saturday night at 12:30 bringing the following passengers for Juneau: Alvin Goldstein and wife, Charles Goldstein and wife, Miss Marie Gold stein, G. ('. Teal. R. A. Ballinger, Jo seph Simmons, Miss t\ G. Rubeneka, A. Eickland, O. Eickland, J. W. Dor an, Thos. Butterick, Dan Butterick, and wife, Elsie Smith, Mrs. Grace Bur nett, A. Anderson, Warren Shorthill, Mrs. W. W. Shorthill. John Vissan, D. L. Molloy, Miss Lottie Williams, W. S. George, Grant Lange, John Young and wife, Louis Mouhr, R. G. Williams and Ed. Daly. OLD STORK MAKES ANOTHER HOME HAPPY A son was born last evening at six o'clock to Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Holt. Mother and child are reported as do ing well. LOUISE NORRIS LEAVES THIRTY DOLLARS Music hath charms to sooth the sav age breast?some times not. Last night one Nick Anderson tortured the accordeon for the gratification of one Louise Morris, and to his astonishment was creacked over the head with a beer bottle upon asking for compen sation for his efforts. The injured one immediately sought relief from the marshal's office and a warrant was issued for the war-like woman. Louise wa sarrested aboard the Admiral Sampson and hurried be fore Commissioner Winn on the charge of assault. Cash bail" to the amount of thirty dollars was deposited nnd it is said that Louise absconded and is now aboard the Sampson enroute to other parts. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The House committee on mines, min ing and manufactures will give a pub lic hearing tonight at 7:30 for the purpose of considering House Bill No. 15, by Burns relating to amendments to and supplementing the United States mining laws in their appllca ! tion to Alaska. J. C. KENNEDY. Chairman.