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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
m VOL. I.. NO. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY; APRIL 11, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS John Johnson Leading In Nome Dog Race NOME. April 11.?Johnson is lead ing in the great Sweepstakes race. He reached Haven. 140 miles from Nome, at 3:03 a. m., today, aud; stopped only an hour and half. He is still going. Allen stopped at Bos ton seven hours and reached Haven at 6:32 a .m. and is now resting again. Illavok reached Haven at 7:06 a. m. Delexene reached Haven at 6:30 a. m. Johnson's dogs are tiring. Al len gained two hours since leaving Boston. Snow is falling this morn ing. NOME. April 10. (Received at Ju neau Apr. 11).?Johnson was first to Council, eight hours and 30 minutes; Allen second, eight hours and 42 min utes; Delezene. third, eight hours and 50 seconds; lllayok, fourth, nine ! hours and eight minutes. NOME. April 10.?The dog teams reached Safety well bunched. Allen and Johnson got in together, making the distance in one hour and 57 min utes. lllayok and Delezene came in together five miuutes later. 21 Dogs in Johnson's Team. NOME, April 10.?There are 21 dogs in Johnson's team and 11 dogs in each of the other three teams. BASE BALL SHOW A BIG SUCCESS The show giveu at the Orpheum last night for the benefit of the Juneau base ball club called out a crowded house. All of the regular chairs were filled; extras were brought in and still the people kept coming until they were wedged like sardines in a box. The program which was partly athletic and partly literary was well supplemented by excellent motion pic tures from the Orpheum stock. A. Fremming gave some very ex cellent piano selections and the Ju neau High School Band played itself into high favor with popular airs that were well rendered. A 3-round box ing match between Conway and Har rison called forth considerable merri ment. Penny Ma Hoy recited a new version of "Casey at the "Bat" which made a hit. The entire proceeds of the show are paid into the treasury of the base ball club. Tonight there will be a meeting at the O. K. barber shop to which it is expected that all the base ball players and magnates will come and that steps will be taken to get a team in active working trim. An expression of thanks was deliv ered to the people of Jtneau and to Mr. and Mrs. Spickett on behalf of the baseball management for their generous support. MICHAEL SAMUELS. OF NOME. ARRIVED ON MARIPOSA Michael Samuels, merchant prince of Nome and perhaps the most wide ly known business man in the dry goods trade in Alaska, arrived in Ju neau on the Mariposa this afternoon. He will.remain here a day or two and then proceed south. Mr. Samuels is loking line and says that be had a good trip coming down, but got tired of the train, being four days from Chitina to Cordova. About the first question he asked was: "who is In the lead. Scottv Allen or Johnson?" He takes a big interest in the Sweep stakes race every year. WORK STARTED ON SHATTUCK BUILDING Work has started on Henry Shat tuck's new block on Franklin street just below Front street. A pile driv er is now engaged in driving the piles for the foundation and construc tion of the building will begin just as soon as the mill gets to running. The new structure as announced in the Kmpire some time ago is to be used for commercial purposes. There will be four stores facing on Frank lin street. COAST LEAGUE BASEBALL BEGINS The Pacific Coast baseball season has begun. Those lucky Californians get two weeks the start of people farther north at the American game and they continue going for three weeks longer in the fall. Los Ange les has taken the lead in the get away. Portland won the first game at San Francisco, and lost the second. SKAGWAY ELECTS P. H. GANTY MAYOR P. H. Canty, the Skagway merch ant. was elected mayor of that city by the members of the city council. The other officers chosen by the coun cil were: Dan McKay, clerk: H. J. Lynch, treasurer and municipal mag istrate. Frank Page, night marshal, street commissioner and fire warden: George Carlson, night watchman. A remonstrance against seating J M. Tanner as a member of the city council was laid on the table. NOTARY APPOINTED Lewis Strauss, of Unalaska. was ap pointed notary public by Governoi Walter E. Clark today. BACK FROM SILVER CREEK STAMPEDE i N. L. Smith and Billy Leak, two or the stampeders who accompanied George t'armack and Skookum Jim into the Jennings river country near Lake Teslin returned last night on | the Humboldt. There is nothing to I get excited about according to the re ports brought out by them. Billy Leak says that he does not think much of the Silver creek coun try but that there is a stream ruuuing into Teslin that looks favorable for prospecting. He panned in the very hole where Judson Ward, the Indian, is alleged to have made the discovery on Johnson creek and couldn't raise a color. .Mr. Leak says that any claim on Silver creek could have been pur chased for $200 and most of them at $50 at the time he left the coun try. George Carraack told Billy to tell them down in Seattle that he would be down in time for the Gold en Potlatch celebration in July. Mr. Smith said that the country had not been sufficiently prospected yet to give a decision on its possibil ities. He was certain that there was nothing known at this time that should induce anyone to go to the country. He said that he had offered $100 for half an ounce of gold that had beeu mined in the country and that no one had claimed the money. He had seen fifteen cents in gold that came out of a Silver Creek prospect hole and that was as much as he had seen. This gold was taken by Colla han, a Telegraph Indian who owned the claim. .Mr. Smith has taken options on 20 below discovery. Silver Creek, 20 be low discovery, Moose Horn, 29 above on Johnson. George Carmack and Skookum Jim are at Silver Creek. Jim is making snow shoes. There is plenty of snow, 6 to 7 feet. There are altogether 150 or 200 people in the country. It is not hard to get in there and the camp is about 25 miles from Lake Teslin. On the opening of navi gation one can go within 25 miles by a boat traveling via Whitehorse. CHARLES D. JONES HEARS EROM FLOOD Representative Charles D. Jones, from Nome, received some letters from his old home in Zanesville, 0? giving a few glipmses of the condi tions prevailing at the time of the recent flood. From his father a let ter states that the water reached the ceiling of the first floor of the flat they were living in and that they took boats and escaped. The Baltimore & Ohio and Pennsylvania railroad bridges were swept out, also three city bridges. The water reached back to Fifth street on Main, and was run ning strong across First, Second, Third and Fourth. A letter from Robert T. Crew, sec retary to Congressman White, Zanes ville, states that the government stage at Zanesville showed 63 feet of water, twenty feet higher than the i highest mark in the history of the place. Representative Jones says that the greatest suffering was among the poor people of the place as they were all living on the low lauds of the town. ARRIVALS FOR JUNEAU ON STEAMER SPOKANE The Spokane arrived from the South yesterday bringing the following pas , sengers for Juneau: J. R. Fisher, C. W. Stratton, V. A. Gates, Robert Simpson. P. Voilet, , Patrick Flynn, J. Filal, A. Fulmer, ' Roy Lee, Mrs. Lillie Lee, Mrs. Walter Harris, Mrs. Lela Hensles, Mrs. Maude Frame, Florence Dayton, T. S. Wasaki, H. S. Webb, R. Kameta - and wife. Cash Cole, Frank A. Smith. ? E. B. Miller, Douglas Bland, and A. Haydeck. ANOTHER 8-HOUR LABOR BILL IS IN The House late yesterday afternoon passed Senator Millard's bill, regu lating the purchasing of ores and pro viding protection to the buyer. Rep resentative GaPfney introduced in the House, House Bill No. 80, an act like Senator Roden's measure, to provide for the appointment of Territorial mine inspectors. This morning Senator Tripp intro duced in the Senate a bill to provide for the creation of a territorial rain ing commission which would have i charge of a bureau of mines. An other 8-hour labor bill, applyiug to the mining industry was introduced in the House of Representatives by Iugram, today. Representative Gray introduced a memorial asking that cities be given the power to create bonded indebtedness. The Bruner code revislou commission bill will likely take up the afternoon session in the House. This is the last da^for new bills in the House. Senate The Senate convened at 10 a. m. Committees recommended the fol lowing favorably: Senate Joint Memorial No. 14, by Millard, re lative to wagon roads at Mineral creek. Senate Bill No. 52, by Roden, providing for appointment of mine in spectors, Senate Bill No. 36, by Mil lard, relating to negotiable instru ments. Senate Bill No. 54, by Freeding. un iform commercial bill, was introduced. Senate Bill No. 55, by Tripp, creat ing a mining commission and min ing bureau, was introduced. Senate Bill No. 26. by Millard, pro viding for arbitration in labor dis putes, was put on final passage and passed. Senate Bill No. 49. by Bruner, a juvenile.court bill, was put on final passage and passed. Senate took a recess until 2 p. m. House The House convened at 10 a. m. House Joint Memorial No. 16, by Boyle, asking that all the fish hatch eries be taken over by the govern ment was introduced. House Joint Memorial No. 17. by Gray, asking that cities be given pow er to create bonded indebtedness, was introduced. House Bill No. 59, by Boyle, regulat ing the practice of medicine was put on final passage and passed. The following new bills were intro duced: House Bill No. 83, by Inger soll, upon request, a commercial law; House Bill No. 84, by Boyle, relating to municipal corporations; House Bill No. 85. by Driscoll. to relieve the des titute; House Bill No. 86, by Dris coll, to prevent the spread of con tagious diseases; House Bill No. 87, by Ingram, for an 8-hour day in the mining industry. Senate Bill No. 25, by Bruner, code revision commission act, is special or der for afternoon session. House took recess until 2 p. m. WILL CAUCUS ON FISHERIES BILL There is a strong feeling among members of the legislature that the tentative draft of the fisheries bill that was prepared by the bureau of fisheries and cannery interests for introduction in Congress should be taken up in a joint caucus of the leg islative assembly. Col. Ingersoll, the representative from Ketchikan, said that he was be tween the devil and the deep sea as matters now stand and that he would strongly favor such a plan. Representative Kelly, of Knik, said that if the legislature went itno joint caucus on the measure that the bill could be amended so as to provide the protection so urgently needed by the fishing resources of the Territory and at the same time meet the desires of the people in the matter of secur ing a just and equitable share of the revenue necessary for the expenses of the government and provide that this resource of the country should remain open to the people of the Territory for all time and not be farmed out to foreign corporations. "After amending the bill to suit Alaska," said Mr. Kelly, "we could frame a memorial to Congress asking that it be passed as amended. This would surely be an effective way of showing Congress what the country desires in the way of fish legislation." Many others have expressed them selves in favor of the caucus, includ ing members of the Senate and there is little doubt that the joint caucus will be held very soon. It is a cer tainty that the bill as it now stands will be condemned in no uncertain manner before the legislature ad journs. DRESSMAKING and all kinds ol sewing neatly done. On Gold, near Second st. 3-19-lm. Tariff fight Is Off and j PresidentConsidersOffices WASHINGTON, April 11.?The threatened insurrection against the Underwood tariff bill has failed to gather sufficient support to make it dangerous in the least, and with its disappearance there has been more talk about appointments to office around the capitol today than at any time since the opening of the extra session began. Senate Committee Accepts Sugar Schedule. " The last log of the high tariff Dem ocrats was pushed from under them last night when the Senate finance committee agreed to accept the sugar tariff bill as it was written. ? Anti-Tammany Men See President WASHINGTON, April 11.?A dele gation of anti-Tarn many Democrats called on the President this morning and urged that he refuse to give any recognition to that organization at all in selecting men to appoint to office in the Empire state. The delegation made its representations formally to back up the individual efforts of thej anti-Tammany leaders who have been fighting Tammany from the begin ing. The President remained non committal, but the fact that although several good plums have gone to New York men, none of the appointees have been orthdox Taminanyites. Two Announcements Are Made. The President announced this morn ing that he will appoint Sherlock Swan to bo postmaster at Baltimore and Dudley Field Malone, of New York, son-in-law of Senator James A. O'Gorman and now assistant corpora tion counsel of New York, to be third assistant Secretary of State. Currency Reform Bills Introduced. WASHINGTON, April 11.?Curren cy reform bills have been introduced In the House of Representatives by Representatives Prouty, of Iowa; Nel son, of Wisconsin, and Palmer, of Pennsylvania. It is believed that the Palmer bill will have the support of the administration. Representative A. Mitchell Palmer, its author, has consulted much with President Wood row Wilson concerning it. TWO KATALLA MEN MEET CURIOUS DEATH KATALLA, April 3?(Special cor-; respondence) The ill winds seem to be blowing their harsh breaths in the direction of Katalla. There has been 13 deaths in this small community in the past year. The last two occurred on the launch Triton which belongs to Ben. Dilrkee when Jack Baugher and Archie McClaren met death in a | curious manner. The Triton is used for distributing gasoline for the Amal gamated Development Company, as well as carrying passengers and. freight to and from the steamers. The Triton started for Yakataga last night about 8 p. m. She had con siderable freight und several passen gers aboard. Everything seemed to be going along smoothly until about one o'clock when Captain Durkee feel ing as if he would like to have a cup of coffee thought he would go below and have the engineer. Jack Baugher, come up and steer while he went into the cabin to prepare some coffe. Much to his surprise upon entering the engine room he found Jack Baug er and Archie McClaren both lying on the floor along side of the engine. Apparently both men were dead with out a mark on either of them. Mr. Durkee immediately awoke the pass engers in the cabin which opens off from the engine rom. Several hours were spent in trying to bring the men back to life but neither one ev er showed any signs of life. The boat did not continue its trip but turned homeward. They arrived here about eight o'clock this morning and im mediately sent two men with dog team after Dr. Aikman who left here for Stillwater this morning. it is still a mystery as to how the men came to their death as the door and hatchway to the engine room were both wide open and there was no gas in the engine room when Captain Dur kee arrived on the scene, however, the only solution at the present time is that they were overcome by car bon gas from the engine. Both men have been in Alaska several years. Jack Baugher is from Pennsylvania, and Archie McClaren from Michigan. Americans Honor Norwegian Navigators CHRISTIANA, April 11? It is re ported here that the United States government has offered Capt. Nan sen's famous Arctic ship "Fram," to be commanded by Capt. Roald Amund sen. the honor of being the first ship, other than a war vessel, to pass through the completed Panama ca nal. JUST ARRIVED?at GOLDSTEIN'S ?early rose seed potatoes and onion sets; also flower and vegetable seeds for spring planting. 4-11-t.f. BATTLESHIPS ARE NOT READY FOR WAR WASHINGTON, April 11. ? Capt. Hood, of the general board of the navy, addressing the naval league last night, said that not one of the battle ships that will appear in the great naval parade at New York next Octo ber, is ready for war. Phone your subscription to The Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4. THAW IS GRAND JURY WITNESS NEW YORK, April 11?Harry Thaw testified before the grand Jury that is investigating the charges of cor ruption in connection with the Mat tewan asylum for the criminal insane yesterday. Judge Seabury, after the taking of the testimony, directed the grand jury not to return any indict ments on his testimony unless it was corroborated by other testimony. Considine's Daughter Sues father CHCAGO, HI.. April 11.? Mildred Considine Cherrill, playrlght, daugh ter of John Considine, of Seattle, has brought suit against her father for $100,000 damages. She charges her father with conspiracy to prevent the production of her plays. CHAMBERLAIN IS GOOD FRIEND OF ALASKA WASHINGTON, April 11.?Senator George E. Chamberlain believes that a part of the time of the extra session I of Congress can be profitably devot ed to legislation for the development of the natural resources of the terri tory of Alaska. The Senator will make an appeal to President Wilson to recommend that the extra session deal with the Alaska situation, par ticularly as to railroad development. "The building of railroads in Alas ka ought not to be delayed longer," said Senator Chamberlain. "I believe the government should build and oper ate the railroad. There should be at least one big trunk line in the inter ior. Alaska is a government-owned territory and it is proper that the I government should own the railroads operating in that territory." BRUNER'S CODE REVISION COMMISSION BILL KILLED The House this afternoon gave Sen ator Bruner's bill providing for a commission to revise the Alaska code and appropriating $25,000 for the work, quietus after a prolonged de bate. NEBRASKA HAS ITS HEAVIEST SNOW FALL NORFOLK, Neb., April 11. ? The heaviest snow fall of the winter oc curred in Northern Nebraska last night. It is from five inches to a foot in depth this morning through out this part of the State. NEW SAFETY CAGE INVENTED FOR MINES Emil Nadeau has invented a safety appliance for mine cages that is at tracting a great deal of attention among the big mining men of Juneau. The patented cage and safety appli ance is on exhibition at the store of W. H. Case. This afternoon several prominent mining men were looking it over. It is their opinion that it should prove a success. It Is alto gether probable that it may be uni versally adopted. ' The safety clutches are so con structed that the heavier tho load the the clutches will hold. It Is j simple and easy to operate. An at tachment Is also Invented to go with (the patented cage that will cut the ! cable in case the hoist man loses his head and allows the cage to be holst 'ed too far. Sugar Tariff May Cause Rebellion in Hawaii HONOLULU, T. H., April 11.?The people of Hawaii are in a great state of excitment over the proposed sugar schedule of the new tariff bill, and ' secession is being freely advocated in all branches of society. Petitions are being circulated for the signatures of the people asking that the Ter ritory be permitted to withdraw from the United States. They are being generally signed. MEXICANS KILL "AMERICAN SAILORS GUAYMAS, Mexico, April 11.?Two sailors, of the United States ar mored cruiser California, were killed, and three wounded, in a street fight today with Mexicans. Morgan's Body Is Due Tonight NEW YORK, April 11.?The hotly of J. Pierpont Morgan Is expected to ar rive in New York tonight on the Lai France, from Havre. His funeral will be conducted in accordance with in-! structions written by him a short j time before his death. The Episcopal, burial service will be used, and there will be no eulogistic address. The; services will be conducted by Bishop Green William Lawrence, of Massa-j chusetts, and Bishop Chauncey B. j Brewster, of Connecticut. POINDEXTER WANTS RAILWAY FROM KATALLA WASHINGTON, April 11.?Senator .Miles Poindexter, of Washington, has announced that he will introduce a J hill in the Senate providing for the construction of a railroad from Con troller Bay to the Bering coal fields; by the government. The distance is' 25 miles. HOBSON PROPOSES ONE SEVEN-YEAR TERM WASHINGTON, April 11?Repre sentative Richard Pearson Hobson. of Alabama, lias introduced a joint reso lution in the House of Representa tives proposing a constitutional amendment providing for one seven year term for the president, and for his election by direct vote of the people. PROPOSE NAVAL PARADE FOR PANAMA OPENING! WASHINGTON. April 11.?Repre-j sentative Ira C. Copley, Republican, of Illinois, introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives, yester day, providing for inviting nations of the world to participate with the Unit ed States for the opening of the Pan ama canal. BRAZIL RECOGNIZES REPUBLIC OF CHINA PEKING, April 11.?The Chinese Congress was notified yesterday by telegraph of the recognition of the Republic of China by the Republic of Brazil. This makes the first nation officially to recognize the new gov ernment, though the United States has decided to do so. MEXICAN TRAIN WRECK KILLS PASSENGERS MEXICO CITY, April 11.?Twenty passengers were killed and 40 In jured in a wreck of a passenger train on the Mexican Central Railway at Tula, State of Hidalgo, last night. MEXICANS MUST NOT SHOOT AMERICANS WASHINGTON, April 11. ? Brlg. Gbn. Bliss reported to the War De partment that he has warned the Mex icans that there must not be any more firing across the border by the warring | troops on their side of the line. He :said that it simply will not be tol 1 jerated. ? ' ? ! ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION i Articles of incorporation of the ! Windsor Hotel Company, of Cordova, j were filed with Secretary Distin to |day. E. J. Davis, J. V. I-ydick and A. 1 Schneider, all of Cordova, are the in I | corporators. j****** ****** CALL OF THE MOOSE. ? j? ?. Juneau lodge No. 700, L. O. * i ? O. M., will meet tonight in Odd * I * Fellows hall at 8 o'clock, sharp. ? j ? Members are urgently requested ? ? to attend. Visiting members ? ? cordially invited. It.?W. * ? ERNEST WARREN. Dictator ? Mexican Rebels Capture Money CHIHUAHUA, April 11. ? Rebels held up the Mexican Central Railway this morning and looted it of $100, 000 in bullion. The bullion belonged to the Dolores Mining Company. CHINESE MURDEROUS PLOT ERUSTRATED . LONDON. April 11. ? A dispatch from Peking says that an unsuccess ful attempt was_ made last night to assassinate Gen. Li Yuen Heng, Vice President of the Republic of China. Gen. Chi Lu Ling is alleged to be the leader of a gang that formulated the plot of assassination. It is said that he and 100 others will be decap itated. POPE PIUS IS IMPROVING ROMK, April 11.?Pope Pius is re ported to be better this morning, lie passed a restful night. The Pope sat in an arm chair for a few minutes this afternoon while nurses made up his bed. It is the first time he has been out of bed for several days. MILLIONAIRE GIVES HOME TO WAITRESSES SEATTLE, April 10. ? Fred W. Keen, a well known lumberman of this city, today announced the pre sentation of a 14-room residence to the waitress' union for a home for them. HISTORIC CRAFT VISITS SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA Ed Wahl, o f Blaine, Washington, who put in the fishing season of 1912 in Wrangell and at nearby t.'ap3, made his appearance early this week in the role of owner and captain of the his toric old schooner, Sophia Johnson. The Sophia came up from Seattle un der charter by the Wadhams Oil Co., and has a load of gasoline, coal and lubricating oil which is being distri buted among Southeastern Alaska consumers. W. A. Ely, salesman for the Wad hams Oil company, will complete the circuit of the towns on the inside pas sage but the agreement or charter terminates at Petersburg where Wahl will take the remaining oil for use on the boat. The Sophia Johnson was formerly a Nome trading schooner and has since been made an auxiliary by the installation of an automatic power power plant. She made the trip to the Siberian coast and brought back the Eskimo village for the A. Y. P. Exposition covering many hundreds of miles on that trip.?Wrangell Sen tinel. GOVERNOR CLARK SIGNS BILL TO PRINT LAWS Governor Walter E. Clark today signed Senate Bill No. 51, which was passed by the House yesterday after noon. This bill is a measure appro priating $3,500 of the money set aside in the enabling act for the printing of the session laws. It is provided in the bill that a part of the bills so printed shall be in advance sheets for distribution. NEW LUNCH ROOM TO OPEN The "U and I" lunch room will be opened at Randle's Annex tomorrow morning, by John Vidak and Nick Largus. Both old-time Alaskans. Mr. Vidak has been in business at Valdez and Nome, in both of which towns he made a success as a ca terer. P. G. Barnett, formerly of the Alaska Grill, has accepted a position as head chef for the "U and I."