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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. I., NO. 129. JUNEAU. ALASKA, MONDAY, APRIL 7, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS WILSON WINS SUGAR TARIFF FIGHT Dave Martin and the All-Alaska Sweep Stakes The start will be made In the great dog race Wednesday morning. Al ready Dave Martin, the oldest Juueau inhabitant has commenced to ask for the entries Dave was in Nome last winter and was an enthralled witness to the All-Alaska Sweepstakes as the great annual dog race is officially known. Speaking of the event last night. Dave said: "It's the most absorb ing thing I ever had to do with?it gets in the blood. Everybody told me I'd I get the dog fever, and I did. ?I couldn't help it. Fourth of July sinks into insignifence compared with this big thing. There were five dog teams entered. On the day of the start Front street reminded me of Market street. San Francisco. The interest of the people was intense The teams started at five-minute in tervals and as soon as the last had 1 passed the line a rush was made for; the Board of Trade w here Frank Hall was posting odds. "Betting was pretty heavy and 1 i commenced to feel the blood tingle. Women and girls were betting gloves : and ribbons among themselves?later on they were occasionally seen slip ping a few dollars to fathers, broth-, ers and sweethearts to wager on the results. "The night of the first day I became 1 restless and dressing at 3 o'clock in the morning hastened down to the Board of Trade to have a look at the bulletin board -a man was writing: 'Scotty Allen has just passed Top kak. rested here ten minutes.' Every night afterward the experience was repeated with Some slight variations. All the time the odds kept changing according to the position of the rac ers. Many of the people sat there in the Board of Trade continually with their eyes glued to the board. ? they had their meals brought to them from nearby restaurants. ' "By the third day 1 was worn to a frazzle with the constant strain on j my nerves?1 wanted to own a dog team, one that would be a winner. I would doze occasionally and dream that a bunch of mink and marten skins that I had on hand had in some miraculous way become embodied and were tearing down the trail hitched to a racing sled and that they had the other fellows in the race beaten so badly that 1 was in | big money. "The finish was intenself excit ing. It was a clear and beautiful night and about fifteen, degrees be low zero. Everybody was down town promenading the main thoroughfare., Front street was lined on both sides from Barracks Square for several I blocks south. The Board of Trade ' was crowded with an excited mass ! of humanity. Women with anxious looks sent their small boys in it get the latest news bulletins. When the Fort Pavis gun announced that "Scot ty" Allen had passed that point on the return from Candle and had but three miles yet to go of the 408. in cluded in the course, a rule was made to get to the British and Amer ican flags with which an arch was made across Front street. Front street was roped on each side for a distance of several blocks and the barrier to get a view of the hero and frenzied people crushed against the his faithful dogs. "When he arrived one dog was rid ing on the sled and others were look ing pretty tired. So was 'Scotty.' As he crossed the line 'Scotty' hand ed his passports, a voluminous pack age. to the judges. He was immed iately seized and hoisted to the shoul ders of admiring friends and carried away. The judges inspected the dog team to see that everything tallied up all right and another crowd took the dogs away to a place where they could rest. " .?. I fISH TRAPS ARE VISITED BY PARTY George C. Teal, manager of the Admiralty Trading company, was host of an outing party yesterday The party boarded the Admiralty, a splen did power boat used as a t?*n ier for the Admiralty Trading company's can nery. and were taken on an excursion to Oliver Inlet where the company has some fish traps located. The trap visited is just below the entrance to Oliver Inlet and has been in use for some time. A crew is now repairing this trap while a new trap. is being constructed about a mile the other side of the Inlet. Maps and plans served to enlighten those aboard the methods by which salmon are caught. The trap visited is so constructed that it fishes from bcth sides. "Salmon." Mr. Teal said, "are lazy I fellows and like to loaf along with the tide." This trap has a lead running out to the shore so that salmon pass ing by the trap on one side may go in shore and come in from the opposite side on the return tide. It was all very interesting and in structive. These traps catch the sal mon coming in from Icy Straits while headed for Taku river, their spawning grounds. The ley Straits salmon di vide at Point Retreat, some going up Lynn Canal and others turning down Stephens passage headed for the Ta ku. The party consisted cf George C. Teal. Captain Sater. Senator Bruner. Senator Freeding. J. J. Cole, manager of the Miners and Merchants Bank, of Nome, and I-afe Spray. ORPHEUM CROWD PLEASED WITH SHOW LAST NIGHT Large Orpheum audience was pleas ed with last night's offering. Pathe. weekly was particularly Interesting. The burning of Constantinople gave a realistic view of the ruin wrought: } a train wreck in Connecticut, rain making in Michigan, were also inter esting: the yacht race is one of the; most beautiful films ever exposed. Blowing up stumps at short range gives a vivid picture of land clearing in the S'ate of Washington?scenes from the Golden Potlatch parade show Seattle's big carnival entertain ment. The pugilist and the girl is a very clever comedy with a bit of the manly art that is disconcerting to some of the champions in the play. GOOD TIME EOR BASEBALL LOVERS The Juneau baseball team is mak ing great preparations for the en tertainment that will be given for its benefit at the Orpheum Theatre. Thursday evening, that has been do nated by John T. Spickett for that purpose.. In addition to the regular program there will be a complete vau deville performance that will have i sufficient variety to please everybody Some of the best talent in the North will be drawn upon to entertain those who purchase tickets. The price of admission will be 50 cents. The management of the Juneau baseball team is planning a season's sport that will give lovers of the great American game in Juneau and vicinity more satisfaction than they have ever before had the opportulty to enjoy. It is planned to have Juneau and the consolidated Douglas and Treadwell teams to play a long series of games for a pennant, and thus set a prece dent that will be followed in subse quent years. In addition to the regular games that will be played with the all-Doug las Island team, the Juneau team will play exhibition games during the sea son with Skagway, Haines, White horse and Ketchikan, and perhaps, other towns. The regular season with Douglas will begin about June 1st, and continue until September 9th. It will include a game each Sunday, at least, if the weather permits. In case a Sunday game is postponed on account of rain or for other causes the postponed game will be played on a week day. insuring at least one game a week for the season. While the regular season will not be opened until about June 1st, there will be exhibition games played before that time with Douglas and other towns. All things considered, there is a lively baseball summer ahead of the channel cities. PIONEERS OF ALASKA There will be a meeting of the Pioneers of Alaska next Wednesday at 8 p. m., in Oddfellow's Hall. The '87 Pioneers are especially re quested to be present The charter Is still open, and all who are eligable (having came to Alaska during or before 1900) may be initiated at this meeting. J. T. MARTIN. President. [eight-hour bill takes new eorm There was a lively tilt in the Sen ate committee this morning over the report of the committee on the Suth erland waterfront bill, a measure, placing the waterfront of all river townsite which may hereafter be sur veyed in the control of the municipal i governments subsequently estab lished. The bill provides that town site boundaries shall not approach the I river banks nearer than sixty feet. The committee reported that the bill do not pass. In debate the au thor of the bill defended it so well that it was ordered engrossed which practically means that it will pass. The objection found In the committee ! is that it provides another unneces : sarv criminal law for which the civil J procedure provides adequate remedy. The House took up the eight-hour mining bills and substitutes all of the Ingram bill, House Bill No. 3, that remained after amendments, to Senate Bill No. 1, the Roden-Gaffney bill, striking all of Senate Bill No. 1 except the first four words. This practically froces the Senate to back up and pass the Ingram bill disguised as the Koden-Gaffney bill or send the measure to a conference committee. House Bill No. 22. by Aldrich, an employers' liability law, was put on final passage in the House and passed. The other Millard white slave law. Senate Bill No. 20. to punish land lords who rent premises for prosti tution. was passed to third reading in the Senate. Senate The Senate convened at 10 a. in. Chairman Bruner, of the rules com mittee, presented the resignations of Thomas E. Williams, engrossing clerk, and J. M. Otisby, doorkeeper, which were accepted. The vacancies were filled by the election of Mrs. B. Finder and Miss Agnes Museth. Senate Bill No. 47, by Freeding, a uniform sales act was introduced. Senate Joint Memorial. No. S, by Freeding. relating to a reduction in cable tolls, passed to third reading. House Bill No. 13, anti-lobbying act. by Jones, came tip but considera tion was deferred. Senate Bill No. 43, by Tanner, re lating to the selectlion of juries, was withdrawn. Senate Bill No. 28, by Sutherland, an Australian ballot law, was with drawn. Senate Bill No. 33. by Millard, an act to compel a husband to support wife and children, failed to reach third reading. Senate Bill No. 38. by Sutherland, to punish notaries public for issuing false certificates, passed to third read ! ing. | Senate Bill No. 20, by Millard, to punish landlords who rent buildings 1 for prostitution, passed to third read i ing. Senate Bill No. 37, by Sutherland, to limit the water front boundaries of townsites and place waterfront un der control of municipal governments passed to third reading. Senate Bill No. 21. to punish high grading in quartz mines, passed to third reading. Senate Bill No. 34, by Millard, a code revision act, passed to third reading. Senate Bill No. 32, by Millard, to prohibit employers from issuing non negotiable paper as payment for wages due, passed to third reading. The Senate adjourned to a recess until 3 p. m. House The House convened at 10 a. m. House Joint Memorial No. 11, by Kelly, asking Congress to put a boun ty of $10 on wolves, .was introduced. House Joint Memorial No 12. by Jones, asking Congress to pass an act appropriating $50,000 for a wag on road from Davidson's Landing to Kougarok and accompanied by a pe tition signed by 400 residents, was introduced. The committee recommended that Senate Bill No. 1 be passed as amend ed by striking all but the first four words in Section 1 and substituting House Bill No. 3 for the part strick en. House Bills Nos. 27 to 64, code re vision bills were made the special or der for Thursday. April 10. House Bill No. 22, by Aldrich, an employers' liability act. was put on final passage and passed. The House took a reecess until 2 p. m. Senate Joint Memorial No. 5, by Freeding, asking for acetylene lamps on coast near Nome, put on final passage and passed. House adjourned until 10 a. m. to morrow, April 8. Mrs. Leak, who has been confined to her room by illness, is able to bo about again. Wilson Promises to Name Resident for Governor WASHINGTON, April 7? President, Woodrow Wilson told a delegation of > Alaskans that called on him by ap-1 pointment Saturday afternoon that he I is In thorough sympathy with those who desire a bona fide resident of Alaska to be appointed governor of their territory. The allegation was composed of Itobert W. Jennings, and , Z. It. Cheney, of Juneau; William H. H. Whittlesey, J. J. Finnegan, and George Dreilbelbis, of Seward; L. T. Erwin and Casey Moran, of Fairbanks and Donald A. McKenzie, of Nelson. The president did not intimate when the appointment would be made. It is the general belief that Major J. F. A. Strong will be appointed. Chamberlain Proposes i 1000-Mile Railroad WASHINGTON, April 7.?Senator George E. Chamberlain introduced his bill in the United States Senate, pro viding for the construction of rail roads by the government in Alaska, at the opening of Congress today. It provides for increasing the railroad mileage in Alaska by 1,000 miles, and stipulates -that the Interstate Com merce Commission shall place a val ue on any railroad property or prop erties the government might take over from private companies or indi viduals. The execution of the law, location of routes, etc., is all left to the President. ALASKA COMPANY HAS NEW SCHEDULE The Alaska Steamship Co. last week completed its spring and sum mer sailing schedule. For several days the officials of the coniepany had been in conference In Vice-President Baxter s office, at Seattle, perfecting this schedule, with the result that the card shows some radical changes and many improvements In the ser vice botl\ to Southeastern and to Southwestern Alaska. The present schedule will be main tained until May 18th. after which date there will be a i'rtree day service to Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway and a six day schedule to all Prince William Sound and Resurrection bay ports. For example, here is the schedule for one month's arrivals at Juneau: SS. Mariposa June 30 SS. Jefferson July 3 SS. Alameda July 6 SS. Dolphin July 21 SS. Northwestern July 12 SS. Jefferson July 15 > SS. Mariposa July 18 SS. Dolphin July 22 SS. Alameda July 24 SS. Jefferson July 27 SS. Northwestern July 30 All of these steamships stop at Ket chikan. Juneau and Skagway. The Jefferson and Dolphin make ad- j ditional stops. Seattle to Skagway in- j elusive. The .Mariposa, Alameua ana iNorm westen will serve Cordova, Valdez, I^aTouche, Ellamar and Seward, sail ing every sixth day from Seattle as against the eight day schedule of| past summers. These steamships will lie express passenger boats between Seattle and Skagway with no local stops except at Ketchikan nnd Juneau to handle mail and pnssengers. This improvement will be of great benefit to Skagway and to all travel into and out of the interior via the White Pass route as it increases the Skag way sailings of this one company alone by double the number of sail ings and giving the special express service in both directions between Skagway and Seattle. Juneau and Ketchikan also get the regular sailing from Seattle or to Se attle every three days which is a service never before given to any of the towns of Southeastern Alaska. By the addition of one steamship all the ports specified are thus given a better service than in any past year. This schedule has been arranged at the request of residents of each port affected. By adding one steam ship it was found that all could be given the improved service and that travelers in either direction between Skagwny and Dawson could be as sured of a steamer every third day at Skagway with five through express steamers being included. These five sailings will do away with the long stops at local ports between Skaway and Seattle and will give a run of three days between Juneau and Se attle. The sailing arangements will be continued until late into October so as to accommodate passengers com ing out from Dawson and river points via Skagway. A complete line of tobacco lars and pipe racks at BURFORDS. Japs Must Quit Farming Game WASHINGTON, April 7.?The Cali fornia delegation to Congress called on Secretary of State William J. Bry an, Saturday afternoon, and told him that it is the purpose of California to break up the Japanese farming colon ies in that state regardless of conse quences. The Japanese government has lodg ed a protest against the anti-alien ownership constitutional amendment bill that is pending before the Cal ifornia legislature. SPOKANE COMING WITH BIG PASSENGER LIST SEATTLE, April 7.?The Spokane sailed for Juneau and other North ern ports last night with the follow ing passengers: For Juneau?J. R. Fisher, C. W. Stratton, V. A. Gates, Robert. Thomp son, P. Vorlet, Patrick Flynn, J. Fital. A. Fulmcr, .Mrs. Tlllie Lee, Roy Lee, Mrs. Walter Harris, Mrs. Lela Hen sels, Mrs. Maud Frame, Miss Flor ence Dayton, T. Tivasaki, Frank A. Smith, Edward B. Miller, Douglas Bland. A. Heydick, H. S. Webb and wife, C. Cole, J. R. Taylor, J. R. Tern. John Brinley, Hugh Brinley, Thomas Donaldson, Walter Bennett. For Douglas?E. A. Shanaafelt and wife, Rev. A. Umstead and wife, and Mr. Michaelson. For Treadwell?E. McLain and W. R. Lindsay. REPUBLICANS NAME MANN FOR SPEAKER WASHINGTON. April 7.?The Re publican members of the National House of Representatives cancussed Saturday night and nominated James R. Mann, of Chicago. 111., for Speaker. This will make him the leader of the Republican party in the House of Representatives, and the leader of one of the minority parties. The Progres sive members of the House nominated Victor Murdock for Speaker at a cau cus Friday. It is the purpose of the Progressives to maintain a separate organization; therefore, there will be two minority parties. The Democrats have one more than twice as many members as both minority parties combined. TANNER QUALIFIES AS COUNCILMAN Senator J. M. Tanner took the oath of office as City Councilman for the city of Skagway, Friday, by taking the oath of office, which was sent to the city clerk of that place. Sen ator Tanner, therefore, is in position where it will require action of the courts to prevent him from .serving his townsmen in the capacity of city dad. FEMMER & RITTER See this firm for all kinds of dray (ng and houling. We guarantee sat isfactlon and reasonable prices. Coai delivered promptly. Femmer & Rlt ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone 314. Residence phones 402 or 403. ??? Underwood Bill Makes Necessities Duty Free WASHINGTON, April 7?Oscar W. Underwood, chairman of the ways and means committee of the House, I introduced the new tariff bill. Out of deference to the desires of President Woodrow Wilson the sugar schedule had been changed so that it provides a duty of one cent a pound on sugar tor three years after which it will be admitted free of duty. The one cent a pound is a marked reduction from the rate now in force. Haw wool and steel rails are placed on the free list. Heavy cuts are provided in the manufactured woolen, cotton and iron and steel schedules. All the necessities of life are either placed on the free list or the tariff rates fixed at a minimum. The income tax feature of the bill fixes a tax of one per cent on all in comes over 14,000 and under $50,000; two per cent on all incomes in excess of $50,000 and under $100,000, and three per cent on all incomes in ex cess of $100,000. CONGRESS BEGINS EXTRA SESSION WASHINGTON. April 7.?Congress convened at noon today. Champ Clark, of Missouri, was elected Speak er, receiving the unanimous vote of the Democratic membership of the House. The republicans voted for James It. Mann, of Illinois, and the Progressives for Victor Murdock, of Kansas. The majority members of the ways and means committe was elected as heretofore selected at a Democratic caucus of the House. Oscar W. Un derwood. of Alabama, is chairman. Uennett Clark, koii of Speaker Champ Clark, was appointed parlia mentarian of the House by the Speak er. He succeeds Charles It. Crisp, of Georgia, who becomes a member i of the House through election of last November. Crisp was a son of For mer Speaker Crisp. Petitions from women, representing : every congressional district in the : country praying that Congress pass a resolution submitting a constitu tional amendment providing for wo man suffrage, were presented to the j House. WILSON READS MESSAGE IN PERSON WASHINGTON, April 7? President Wood row Wilson appeared before the j Senate and House of Representatives,! assembled in the hall of the House,; at 12 o'clock today and delivered his message to the Congress in person. It is the first time that a President has done this since the retirement of ?lolm Adams in 1801. HENRY LANE WILSON IS ACCUSED WASHINGTON, April 7.?Charges that Henry Lane Wilson, ambassador to Mexico, was "responsible morally" for the assassination of President Francisco I. .Madero and Vice-presi dent Jose Pino Suarez, of Mexico, were filed in the State Department Saturday by Rtii? Manuel Itojts, Vice president of the Mexican ('onuress. Saturday. LANDIS INTIMATES |l CASE IS SERIOUS CHICAGO, April 7.?Judge K. M. i.andis, of the United States District Court, in commenting upon the cor respondence between H. S. Osier, the Canadian attorney and Albert C. Frost 1 ordered that Osier be notified that he would be given immunity for any of fense that lie might have committed against the United States if he would come and testify in the case. The Court said the reputations of men ' prominent in this country and Canada had been compromised by the testi- ' mony that had been introduced in ' court and particularly by the corres pondence in question, and the matter 1 should be cleared up. The Court in timated that the offenses that ? had been committed, if any, were serious, and that it is in the interest of every one that the truth be known. Albert iFnk, in course of an argu ment in behalf of the defense in the ? Frost case, made the statement that "if the defendants are acquitted the [ Alaska Central Railway will be con-1 structed." ??????? Forced Out of Business by owner of building. Had no lease, no available house to move into. Watches clocks, Jewelry, silverware, cut glass, hand-painted china, white and gold band china must he sold at any sacrifice. I. J. SHARICK, Optician COMMERCIAL CLUB TO MEET There will be a meeting of the Com mercial Club tomorrow night at the Council chambers. INDUSTRIAL WORKERS CAPTURE TRAIN FRESNO, Cal., April 7.?Thirty In dustrial Workers of the World held up a Santa Fe train Saturday and took possession after overpowering the resisting crew. Sheriff McSayn removed them from the train. They said they were on their way to Den ver to wage a free-speech campaign in that city. Eighteen Drown When Bark Turns Turtle BAY CITY CITY, Ore., April 7. ? The German bark MIml turned tur tle off the coast at this place last night. Eighteen officers and members of the crew were drowned. FURTH ON TRIAL AGAIN BELLINGHOM Wash., April 7. ? Jacob Furth and other officers of the Seattle National Bank were placed on trial here for the second time for complicity of the failure of Schrick er's bank at LaConnor. The first trial was held in February and the jury risagreed. ALABAMA MURDERER HANGED FOR CRIME BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 7.?Wal ter Jones, aged 24 years, was hanged yesterday for the assassination of Lawrence Bevins, a mining contract or. HA DUE Y PREDICTS UNION OF PARTIES DETROIT, April 7.?In a speech at this place last night before the Mc Kinley Club, former Gov. Herbert S. Hadley, of Missouri, predicted tho early union of the Republican and Progressive parties. CHICAGO FIRE BUGS ARE IN TROUBLE CHICAGO, April 7.?Fifty-six mer chants and fire adjusters were In dicted in this city by the grand jury charged with arson. The last of them were placed under arrest Saturday, nnd the indictments made public. MARE ISLAND YARD REMAINS FIRST CLASS WASHINGTON. April 7.?Secre tary of the Navy Josephus Daniels has decided to maintain the Mare Island, California, navy yard as one of the first-class yards of the country.