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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL NO. 125. JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS CHINESE REPUBLIC IS RECOGNIZED i Citizen's Ticket Is I An Easy Winner The Citizen's ticket was triumphant < in yesterday's municipal election. Fol lowing is the vote: For Councilman. Citizen's ticket. Willliatn S. Geddes -71 Ed. Hurlbutt 267 \V. S. Pullen 264 W. H. Case 262 H. J. Raymond 260 Charles Carter 240 J. B. Marshall 236 Socialist Ticket John \V. Xoland 135 Dave Robinson 124 Grafton Coleman 121 Charles Helsin 120 Orcar Harri 109 Prank Oja 95 John F. Greene 92. Independent Ticket C. W\ Fries 135 For School Director Willis K. Nowell 158 Yesterday's municipal election pass ed off very quietly. There was never a chance at any time of the Citizen tick et getting defeated as the results show. The candidacy of C. W. Fries, a retiring member of the old council who was on a hybred Social st-Inde pendent ticket for re-election, did not cut much figure except to reduce the vote of the some of the Socialist can didates and to take the dissatisfied vote from some of the candidates on the Citizen ticket. The vote was much lighter than was expected. Out of a total registration of over five hundred there were 406 ballots cast for councilmen and two women votes for school director. Wil liam Geddes heads the winners with 271 votes which would have given hint a comfortable majority had ev ery vote been cast that was register ed. Indeed every candidate on the Citizen ticket has a gooa safe majority of all the votes cast. Willis E. Xowell was safely elected to succeed himself as a member of the Juneau School Board. At no time was there any serious menace to his re-election.?the returns show that Mr. Xowell received 158 votes more than any competitor. Strange as it may seem, the newly enfranchised sex were not out in strong numbers although under the old law they are entitled to vote at school elections?two votes only were cast for a member of the school board by the women of Juneau at yesterday's election. The new law granting full elective franchise does not go into effect until ninety days from the date of Governor Clark's signing of the bill. Roden-Gaffney Bill Reaches The House Ten code bills by Gray and Al drich were recommended by the com mittee on Judiciary etc. for passage this morning. The new bil s were introduced in the House, one by Kel ly make it a misdemeanor to jump a board bill, the other by Ingersoll de tines the qualifications of voters. Ac cording to the Ingersoll bill one can not lose citizenship in Alaska by go ing out of the territory on business unless one claims- and exercises the right of franchise elsewhere. The Ingram eight-hour labor law j I was reported back without recommen dation and will come up with Senate Bill No. 1. the Roden-Gaffney raeas-, ure as amended and passed fcy the Senate yesterday, for action by the House tomorrow. Several new me morials were introduced. The Sen ate is considering the Svindseth alien tishing law. House Bill No. 12. and Millard's "white slave" law this af ternoon. Senate The Senate convened at 10 o'clock. House Joint Resolutiou No. 4, by Aldtich relating to harbor improve ments was referred. Senate Bill No. 35. by Millard, re lating to fees and taxes paid by do mestic and foreign corporations was made a special order for Friday Ap ril 4. Senate Joint Memorial No. 9, by Millard, of the joint committee on transportation on coal and railroad transportation, in relation to coal and transportation was referred. Recess was taken until 1:30. Senate Bill No. 23 and House Bill No. 12 are made special orders for tomorrow April 3. Senate adjourned until 9 o'clock tomorrow April 3. House The House convened at 10 a. m. The following memorials were In troduced in the House: House Joint Memorial No. 5, by Gaff ney asking that the sum of $5,000 be appropriated by Congress to repair and restore the Sitka National Monu ment: House Joint Memorial No. 6. by Kelly asking that the act to pro vide for agricultural entries on coal lands be extended to Alaska: House Joint .Memorial No. 7, by Kelly, ask Ing that the law be changed, that pro vides that the district clerk and mar shals of the second and fourth di vision shall be ex-offlcio registers and receivers respective of the Nome and tied persons may be appointed to do Fairbanks land districts, so thai quali the work at a salary of $4,000 per year: House Joint .Memorial No. 8, by Shoup. asking that the tax of $300 per annum on electric light plants be changed to five cents per kilowatt of electricity sold, that the patent medi cine vendor's license be removed on general merchandise stores, that the tax of fifty dollars per annum on transfer companies be changed to five dollars per rig. that the fifteen dollar license on cigar stands be confined to the cigar business. House Joint Resolution No. 6, by Driscoll. was returned from the Sen ate signed by the president of that body. House Joint .Memorial No. 4 was re ferred. House Bill No. 3, by Ingram, an eight hour labor bill applying to min ing industry was reported from com mittee without recommendation. This bill together with Senate Bill No. 1 on the same subject will be the spec ial order for tomorrow, April 3, at 10 a. m. The following bills were indefinitely postponed: House Bill No. 10, by Boyle, an act to abolish the common law defense of contributory negligence; House Bill No. 33, by Aldrich, a code amendment. House Joint Resolution No. 5, by Shoup relating to Workman's Compen sation Commission was indefinitely postponed. The following bills were recom mended for passage: House Bills Nos. 22, 31. 34, 36. 41 45. by Aldrich and House Bills Nos 27. 28. and 56 by Gray, all code amend ment bills. House Bill No. 70, by Kelly, an act to prevent fraud on Inn keepers was Introduced. , House Bill No. 71. by Ingersoll, de fining qualifications to vote at anj territorial election was introduced. The House adjourned until 10 a i m.. April 3. Novel Method of Committing Suicide London. Apri! 2.?Lieut. Perioski. an officer in the Russian army, com-; mitted suicide in a sensational man ner at Warsaw. He deliberately cut off the motor in an areoplane in which he was flying. The machine and oper ator came to earth from a great heighth. The army officer was in stantly killed, and the machine com pletely destroyed. Newspapermen To Have Audience; ?? ? Washington, April 2.?Convince) that the public business will be expe ditcd by the practice. President Wood row Wilson has announced that hi will give one hour each Tuesday am each Thursday to the newspaper cot respondents at the national capita! The practice will begin at once. Cheney Says It Will Be Strong Mayor Harry A. Bishop, of Juneau, received a letter from Z. It. Cheney, Democratic National Committeeman I from Alaska, in the last mail saying 1 that .Major J. P. A. Strong will be ap pointed Governor of Alaska by Presi j dent W'oodrow Wilson, and that his | name will go to the Senate April 7th upon the convening of the extraordi nary session. Mr. Cheney was at Washington city when he wrote, but contemplated leaving for Alaska early in April. Taxpayers Win At Skagway Skagway, April 2.?The election here yesterday resulted in the elec tion of the following, as members of the city council; the vote being in the order named; J. A. Bender, Phil Abrahams, Henry Friedenthal, Dr. J. P. Bra wand, P. H. Ganty, Max Gutfeldt, J. M. Tanner. All of them are members of the pres ent city council except Max Gutfeldt, who with the other sucessful candi dates ratf on the Taxpayers' ticket. C. W. Ask was eelcted member of the school board. he unsuccessful candidates for the city council, running on the Citizens' ticket, were W. P. McBrien, George McGee. Elmore Farmer, John Greshel, W. J. Mulvihill and J. McBrien. Fairbanks Elects City Officers A dispatch from Fairbanks to Rep resentative Dan Driscoll, of Fairbanks, gives the following as the successful candidates for city councilmen at that place: Murray C. Smith, Frank Ahlburg. George Smith, Luther C. Hess, Will [ iam Bait lift. Dan Calahan and R. S. McDonald. They ran at the polls in the order named. RITCHIE WINS AT VALDEZ Valdez, April 2.?Mayor E. E. Ritchie was re-elected to the city council yesterday with Harry King, Charles McCallum, Angus Chisholm, E. Wheat, William Finical and Al. White as associates on the council with him. NEW LAUNDRY FOR JUNEAU Homer Banta, the well known laun dryman, of Haines, yesterday bought the Jack Hayes property near the City Dock from Mrs. Flora Fitzgerald. The property consists of a tract 50-147 feet. It is understood that Mr. Banta will erect thereon immediately a building and install a modern steam laundry plant and conduct the business him self. Road Commission To Try Army Truck Valdez, April 2.?Lieut-Col. W. P. Richardson, president of the Alaska board of road commissioners, has pur , chased in New York an army motor truck to use by the commission in testing the government wagon road be tween Valdez and Fairbanks. TO JUNEAU PATRONS: t I wish to announce tnat I am pr j pared to give prompt and efficient service in delivering, coal hnuiing - freight, baggage, etc. r HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER Phone Order 5-7 or 55 tt Mrs. George Armstrong, wife o! . George Armstrong, proprietor of th( Central Restaurant, arrived on th< Northwestern from Fairbanks. y The following passengers arrivet on the Georgia yesterday from Sitka T. Murray. John Goodell, Rober * Cameron, A. Thompson. From Ten akee. Miss H. M. Brown, C. D. Stewar |. and wif.-?, Ole Kleve. From Gypsum p Ole Hiene, Tom Covicli, C. Wilson j Gus Johnson. From Hoonah, C. J of the Central Restaurant, arrivet Alexander. I. Job Printing at The Empire Office President Will Appoint None But Alaskans Tacoma, April 2.?Charles Drury, a prominent Democrat of this city, and candidate before the primary last Sep tember for the nomination for Con-; 1 gress has returned from Washington. He says President Woodrow Wilson is | committed to the principle of appoint-1 ir.g residents of Alaska to oiTice in that Territory. WILSON CONSIDERING TARIFF BILL Washington, April 2.?President Wood row Wilson and Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee Oscar W. Underwood today had a long confer ence over the new urlff bill. The President, who has heen studying the bill persistently, requested the confer ence. The President regards the revision of the tariff to be the most important] problem that his administration will have to face. . | Frost Identifies Damaging Letter Chicago, April 2.?The government introduced in evidence yesterday, up on cross examination, and A. C. Frost identified a letter from I.abarec dated September 5, 1905, the writing of which was known by Frost, in wh'ch appeared this sentence: N"Send Frost 50 copies of powers of attorney to locate coal claims. Ask him to fill in the names and forward to me by first mail." , Morgan's Fortune Was $300,000,000; New York, April 2.??Wall Street brokers the fortune left by John Pier brokers estimate the fortune left by John Pierpont Morgan to be worth $300,000,000. The remains of J. P. Morgan will be interred at Hartford. New Record For Canadian Trade Ottowa, April 2.?Canada has just completed the greatest year in its commercial history. For the first time its annual commerce with foreign countries has exceeded one billion dollars. Seattle Banker's Accounts Short Seattle, April 2.?O. B. Woolley, manager of the Renton branch of the Union Savings Dank, was arrested yes terday charged with embezzlement. Cabinet Discusses Chinese Recognition Washington. April 2.?The recogi-l tion of China was considered at a cabinet meeting today. It is believ ed likely that this country will be the first to recognize the Republic of China. Open Bids For Alaskan Boat Seattle, April 2.- -Bids are being op ened today for the construction of the new Alaska lighthouse tender Fern. Yale Welcomes Former President ' New Haven, April 2.?Students of Yale University gave former Presi dent William H. Taft a warm wel come to his new post this morning. In responding to the reception, he f said: i "I have been greatly touched by > tills reception by the student body of Yale. I come among you to help in ev ery way I can young men who are go 1 ing out into the Nation." ' Another State ! Ratifies Amendment Nashville, Tenn., April 2.?The Ten 1 nesee legislature yesterday ratified the constitutional amendment provid ing for the direct election of United i States Senators by the people. Democrats Carry City Elections Chicago. April 2.?The Democrats , swept the municipal elections in this city yesterday, electing nearly all of their candidates for aldermen and all the general city officers that were voted for. Democrats were generally success ful in municipal elections throughout the country. t ST. LOUIS BECOMES DEMOCRATIC St. Louis, Mo., April 2.?The Demo crats carried St. Louis at yesterday's election. Dr. John H. Simon, Demo crat, was elected mayor. He will suc ceed Fred H. Kriesmann, Republican. The Democrats have carried nearly all the Missouri municipal elections. New York Senator Asked To Resign Albany, N. Y., April 2.?State Sen ator Stephen J. Still well, accused of extortion by George H. Kendall, pres ident of the New York Bank Note Company, was requested to resign from the legislature by Gov. William Sulzer, but he has refused to comply with the request. Amundsen Expects Only Ice at Pole Eugene, Ore., April 2.?In reiterat ing his determination to head an ex pedition to the North Pole Itoald Amundsen said "there will be no trace of either Peary or Cook at the pole when I get there a few years hence. 1 expect to find only a sea of floating ice." | Five Thousand Workers Strike Chicago, April 2.?Five thousand union painters and decorators went out on a strike yesterday for an in crease in wages of five cents an hour, Bowers Resigns From Office Washington, April 2.?George N Bowers, chief of the national fisher ies bureau, tendered his resignation yesterday afternoon. Mexicans Kill An American Los Angeles, April 2.?Word has been received here of the assassina tion of Albert H. Lawrence, an Amer ican sugar plantation owner at Cor doba, Mexico, at that place. wilson to name nine ambassador; Washington, April 2.?It was 8tnte< yesterday on good authority that Pres ident Woodrow Wilson will name nin< ambassadors before the beginning o the extraordinary session of congresi April 7th. hearing on fish trap bill this eveninc There will be a hearing before i ? joint session of the Senate and Hous I committees on Fisheries, etc., to dif ? cuss the "fish trap" bill, tonight ii 1 the hall of the House at 7:30. Ah pai ties interested are invited to attend. United States Extends hand To New Oriental Republic WASHINGTON, APRIL 2?AT A, CABINET MEETING THIS AFTER NOON IT WAS DECIDED TO RECOG-) NIZE THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA. SECRETARY OF STATE WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN IS PREPARING THE NOTE. Three Scutari Forts Are Captured andr> burning ! lai Cettinge, April 2.?The war office | anounced this afternoon that the city of Scutari is burning, and that the Montenegrins have captured three forts and are breaking down the de fenses of the city. It is believed the Turks have set the city on fire pre paratory to surrendering it. Belgrade, April 2.?Despite the pro test of the powers and the demand ' ."jJP that civilians permitted to with draw from the city, the Servians and Montenegrins resumed the bombard ment of Scutari yesterday. Austria Preparing to Use Force Vienna, April 2.?Part of the Aus trian squadron lias arrived at the Montenegrin port Autivari. It is making a demonstration to enforce its demands upon Montenegro. Dayton People In Need of Food And Money Dayton ,0., April 2.?John H. Pat terson. president of the relief com mittee 'today issued a statement in which he said: "Dayton is facing one of the gravest problems that any city in the world ever faced. We want the people of the world to know that we need food j and money." Lincoln, Neb., April -??Dr. George E. Condau, of the University of Ne braska, and Prof. George A. Love land, of the weather bureau, left yes trday for an automobile tour of the Ohio flooded districts to gather data for the federal government. King George ( Extends Sympathy Washington, April 2.?President Wood row Wilson yesterday received 1 n ?i telegram from King George V. of: t Great Britan and Ireland, conveying 11 his sympathy to the flood sufferers. ;i He elso received similar telegrams v from other monarchs. Georgian To !' Get Office ' ( Washington, April 2.?Fuller E. Cal- j loway, of Georgia, has been selected j for commissioner of Indian affairs. Pioneer Fox Man I Gets Silver Greys Frank Whepley, for many years one | one of the best known of the fox prop ogators, went through Juneau from the Westward on the Northwestern ' with six pairs of silver grey foxes ' for the farm that he established a j few years ago at St. John's, New Brunswick. Mr. Whepley secured his ' | foxes at Ugak island, a small island ' off the Kodiak coast, and they are I, the result of a search for them that ' ( has been prosecuted all over Alaska all winter. They cost him a small fortune. This is Mr. wnepieys aaunu tempt to secure silver prey foxes to stock his Canadian farm. He took a pair out last year, but the male I died before he got it home. .Mr. Whepiey was engaged in the } fox business in Alaska for several I . years. For seven years he lived alone . on Pearl Island off the mouth of . Cooks inlet where he raised blue foxes. At the present time he is manager of a Canadian company that has purchased a small island off the , New Brunswick coast where they are > breeding foxes for the Eastern fur ! markets. The result of their under taking and experiments they are mak ? Ing In crossing is being watched for f with great interest by people every where in the East. NEW LIQUOR STORE OPEN William Burns, a sourdough of the 5 vintage of the early nineties who was formerly located in Circle City a has decided to have the formal open e ing of his new establishment, the i- Grotto, take place next Saturday a night. This new business is located ?- in the Clark building on Franklin I street near Front. jilmore Losses Out At Nome Nome, April 2.?Mayor W. A. fill nore's ticket was defeated here ves erday, though Gllmore was elected to he council himself, running sixth mong the successful candidates. He kill not be chosen mayor. The successful candidates, stated n the order of the vote they receiv d, follow: George Jones. V. A. Julien, H. Wal ter, J. B. Becksted, H. H. Moller, \V. Gilmore and Phil Murphy. The unsuccessful candidates were Juffey, Williams, Andy Anderson. Kd. Roberts, Montgomery, McComber and Janlels. Pennsylvania Is In Line Harrisburg, Pa., April 2.?The leg islature of Pennsylvania yesterday ratifled the constitutional amendment providing for the election of United States Senators by direct vote of the people. Good Whiskey Goes To Waste I.ousiville, Ky., April 2.?The Reg by Distillery warehouse collopsed yesterday as the result of the flood. More than 5,000 barrels of whiskey was lost in the Ohio river. WORK STARTS ON COLD STORAGE PLANT Work was commenced on the cold storage plant this morning and is will be hurried to completion. Oliver Drange recently arrived from the States where he employed an expert on cold storage plants to erect the plant here. FEMMER & RITTER See this firm for all kinds of dray ing and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. CoaS4 delivered promptly. Fetnmer & Rit ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone 214. Residence phones 402 or 402. ??? Dave Martin is confined to his room with an attack of lagrippe.