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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL 1 NO. 140 JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS City Fathers Preparing For More Improvements According to statements made at last night's council meeting Franklin street is in bad odor -from two sourc es and In two senses. Steps were ta ken to remove the unpleasantness with which this well traveled thor oughfare is now burdened. The first complaint v.as brought to the attention ot' the council by Mayor Carter, and had to do with the unsan itary condition of some of the cabius between Front street and the city dock. City Kngineer Blakeslee said that he had examined the locality re ferred to and that the conditions were very bad in fact extremely danger ous to public health on account of the lack of sewerage. The city marshal was ordered to clean up th" piate and the city engineer was ordered to investigate and report a plan ot pro viding a sewerage system for that lo cality. The second complaint was brought to the attention of the city council by Mr. John Noland, himself a candidate for the council at the last election. John Noland. himself a candidate moral aspect of the street. He said that the undesirable element had ov erflowed the high board fence and was collecting in spots around the sa\? mill where families were compelled to live. It was decided to issue the "move on" edict before conditions be came worse. More Time On Ttaxes. Councilman Pullen introduced an or dinance which will give the treasurer more time in which to collect taxes. Under the proposed ordinance the as sessment will be made in April; the board of equalization will hold hear ings in May and taxes will become de linquent on the last Friday in July. Juneau Gets Chance. Juneau had a chance offered through the kindness of President Reck of the Commercial club to invite the great American Dunbar to the Capital City during the corn.ng summer. This organization is described by its man I ager Sarah Ghosh, who claims to have i put on the high jinks for the king of Kngiand at Delhi last year, as being the most goregeous pageant ever wit nessed on the Western contient? greater even than the Seattle Pot latch. or the Rose Carnival of Port land. Councilman Marshall set the , city government against the idea, however, and Mr. Lucas was usked to write to the management declining the : pleasure of witnessing his great show. Kelly Memorial Endorsed. The memorial of Representative Kelly asking the government to cede j to the Town of Juneau the tide lands forming the estuary of Gold Creek and all of the public domain not other wise disposed of between the town limits and tide water and the base of the mountain as far north as Lemon creek, was endorsed by the council with a few minor changes recogniz ing the work already accomplished along the same lines through the ef forts of the Commercial club in con junction with Delegate Wickersham. Routine Affairs. The petition for a street between Fifth and Sixth on the Northeast side of Kennedy street was referred. A petition signed by McCloskey Brothers and Caro & Co.. asking that the old Juneau Iron Works building be condemned as a meuance caused some discussion and the matter was re ferred to two committees?fire pro tection and police and public health. A petition for the establishment of a street grade on Farnham was re ferred to the city engineer. The city engineer was instructed to lay out a sidewalk from Seventh and Gold along Gold street to Chicken Ridge. The bond of Treasurer Behrends was approved and accepted. The plat and dedication of the Pa cific Coast addition to Juneau was ac cepted. The city marshal was instructed to J begin the spring clean-up. TWO NEW BANKS TO BE ESTABLISHED Two new bunks for Uastineau chan nel towns, one at Douglas, the other in Juneau, are to be established al most immediately according to an nouncements made today. The stock holders of the First National Bank of Juneau are back of the movement and will control the neW organizations. President T. F. Kennedy said that the idea in establishing the new fi nancial institutions was to promote the welfare of both communities. Douglas at the present time is with out a bank and the institution will certainly be a great convenience to the people of that community. Ju neau at the present time is entering a stage of development and growth that will require loans not available through the national bank system. The banks are designed to accommo date the people requiring financial as sistance in the matter of developing Juneau to its best possibilities. A site has already been secured at Douglas for the bank to be located there and when the legislature has finished with the proposed banking bill so that bankers will understand the law's requirements steps will be taken to hasten the establishment of these institutions. PASSENGERS ON SPOKANE FOR JUNEAU AND DOUGLAS SEATTLE. April 19.?The Spokane sailed for the North last night with the following passengers for Juneau and Douglas: Juneau?Thomas .Murphy and wife, Samuel .Mandich. Mark Tatom. H. R. Ward. J. H. Mantell. B. H. Roberts Nick Milo Sevick. E. C. Dugan. Henry Stuckenholt. I. Williamson. W. J Hewry, V. H. Little. J. P. Jensen. Geo R. Noble. B. L. Thane and wife, E. V Darlen and wife. J. Dullenhorfer, G R. Meyer. John Frederick, Jr., C. E Duffield, Mrs. O. Black. Miss Ger trude Burtle, C. J. Johnson, N. L. Wol lenberg. F. W. Lee. Mrs. L. M. Steven son. R. L. Mitcheel. J. Dolan. S. L Beirbrook. James Neil. For Douglas?Miss Ann Fox, W Fells, F. Terry, and Mrs. B. Trudgeon B. L. Thane and Mrs. Thane are pas sengers on the Spokane sailing froir Seattle for Juneau last night. H. L. Wollenberg, chief engineei of the Alaska-Gastineau Company, ii aboard the Spokane enroute to Ju neau. George R. Noble, who has been ii Seattle for several weeks, is return ing ton the Spokane. RICHARDSON HERE TO WORK Col. W. P. Richardson, president of the Board of Alaska Road Commis sioners, arrived on the Jefferson and will remain at Juneau until the depart ure of the Humboldt for Skagway to morrow, when he will go to Haines 1 and Skagway. He will take the Ala meda at Skagway for the Westward. While in Juneau Col. Richardson is the guest of Gov. Walter E. Clark at the Governor's House. Col. Rich ardson is in the North for the purpose of directing, in connection with other commissioners, the work of the Alas ka road commission for the summer. "The work of the road commission for this summer," said Col. Richard son today, will consist principally in repairs and maintenance of the work that already has been done by it, and in carrying on work that has been in augurated. "It is our purpose to finish the road between Juneau and Sheep creek, to do repair and maintenance work on the road between Juneau and the Bar. and to continue the work on the . Douglas island road, j "We shall also do the work neces ; sary for the maintenance of the road < from Haines up the Chilkat" The special appropriation for road I purposes in Alaska this year was $100,000 from the Alaska fund. Some of this last named amount already has been used on bridge work, winter trail staking and reconnoissance. The commission will, in addition to its road work, expend the $55,000 ap propriated for the protection of Val ' dez from the glacier floods that have been an annoyance to that city. This afternoon Col. Richardson has been in consultation with the roads and highways committees of the Sen ate and the House of Representatives ' of the Alaska Legislature. - WORKS AT WHEEL WHILE AT ANCHOR A most amusing and remarkable story Is being told on George Skeltor this trip. It seems the tug Alaska and tow of boxes on the barge Garnet - struck some heavy wind while on the i way to Funter Bay. On finding good holding ground the Alaska's hook was r thrown over but her crew was unable j to haul in the towline against the wind - and sea. George kept on steering the scow, it is said, for six hours while i j the boat lay at anchor. True or made - out of whole cloth the story is a good i one.?Wrangell Sentinel. CLARK CONGRAT ULATES STRONG Governor Clark sent the following telegram of congratulations to Major J. F. A. Strong last evening: "1 offer you my keary congrat ulations. and beg that you will inform me In due course of your wishes respecting your induction into otllce, so that I may assist in making arrangements for the prop er ceremonies attendant upon the inauguration." In giving out this telegram today. Governor Clark said: "1 am highly pleased by this ap pointment, the more so because the 1 new administration has so far contin ued the policy first declared by Mr. ' Taft of appointing to otlice in Aluska i persons who are resident in the Ter ritory and familiar with its conditions. In my own appointment the Presi dent selected a man who had visited Nome and other parts of Alaska in the same year that Major Strong came to the Territory, but who did not es tablish a residence anywhere in the Territory prior to 190!). 1 do not de fend the ex-President tor that. But. leaving the Governorship out of the question. President Taft appointed only one non-resident to any major ollice in Alaska subsequent to the pub lic announcement on June 24, 1910, of his general policy of making home appointments. So he anticipated the Democratic platform in this respect by two years. During his whole term Mr. Taft made seventeen major ap pointments in the Territory, not in cluding the governorship?ofllces in each case carrying a salary of $4,000 or over. Only two of tlies appointees were non-residents, with the exception of .ludge Cushman. who was about as near being an Alaskan as any man not actualy resident hero at the time of his appointment well could be. Prior to March 4. 1909, the appoint ment of resident Alaskans to import ant offices was almost unknown. -The Territory is to be congratu lated on Major Strong's appointment not only because it is a good one in itself, but because it is consistent with the general policy established four years ago." DICK DAWSON GOING TO WORK Richard Dawson, president, and D. H. Nutter, secretary-treasurer of the Alaska-Crow Creek Mining company, which is operating extensively at hy draulic mining in the Cook Inlet coun try. are aboard the Admiral Sampson enroute to the property to begin the season's operations. They have a crew of eighteen men accompanying them, and are looking forward to a very suc cessful season. Mrs. Nutter is acconipanyiug her husband on the ship and will spend the summer with him at the mines. Mr. Dawson, who is familiarly known as "Dick" Dawson all over Al aska has induced his brother Joshua Dawson, of Grovetown, New Hamp shire to make the journey to the land of the midnight suu, and he will prob ably put in the summer getting ac quainted with the mining game. Dick said that he heard the news of Major Strong's appointment while aboard ship and immediately sent a wireless message of congratulation. ELKS PLANNING FEATURE BALL Juneau Elkdoni is planning some thing extraordinary in the way of en tertainment. It has been decided to give a feautre ball. According to plans tentatively agreed upon the at tempt will be made to reproduce the days of '97-8. Juneau will for the nonce slip back to the days of dance halls and gamb ling. Elks Hall will be converted into a fair representation of one of the fa mous resorts of the exciting days when the great stampede to the Yu kon was at its height. Roulette wheels, 'faro layouts and other gamb ling paraphernalia will be installed and "phoney" money will be provided the guests at the rate of about one to a thousand, so that each guest can plunge his head off without coming to i serious grief. Whether the dance hall feature will be added is not yet clearly decided upon, but in the matter of ? dress the rule of appearing in "mush i ing" clothes will be insisted upon. The I old music hall favorites will be re . produced by competent voices and 1 other feautres of the old days. 1 It is planned to have the great en ? tertainment come off while the mem bers of the legislature are yet on the I ground. It is expected that the ex i act date will be announced early next > week. I Clam chowder every day at "U and I" Lunch Room. 4-14-lm. Physicians Predict Pope's Early Convalescence ROME, April 19. ? The Vatican physicians predicted today that Pope Pius had pussed the crisis, and that he will be convalescent within a few days. An improvement was noted yesterday morning, but at noon he | _ was ugain, apparently, worse than he hud been at any time. In the after noon, the physiciaus feared that he would not pass the crisis. However, he passed a fairly restful night last night, and there has been no reaction as occurred yesterday. Bryan and Clark Break Bread and Bury Hatchet WASHINGTON, April 19?Secre-. tary of State William J. Bryan and I Speaker Champ Clark this morning gave out statements this morning: they said that they hud "buried the; hatchet" and that they would co-op-1 orate for 'the purpose of carrying1; out the policies of the hdministra-; tion of President Woodrow Wilson. The understanding between Bry- i I an and Clark was reached y isterday when both of them were th) guests of a Washington city editor At a pri vate luncheon. It is under? ood that the men talked over their differenc es and each forgave the other for any thing that has been said or done. Clark has felt bitterly ttrj^ard Bry-| an since the latter prevented his nomination at the Baltimore conven tion for President last July, and has not hesitated to give expression to his bitterness on many occasions. He had always been a consistent sup porter of the Nebraskan and could not understand the motives of Bryan for deserting him and throwing the strength of the Nebraska delega tion and the Presidential nomination to Wilson at a time when he was re ceiving the votes of a majority of the convention delegates. Bryan's dele gation had been instructed for Clark. He refused to accept the explanation Bryan gave at the convention as sound, and never forgave him until yesterday. The Housfe Clears Its i Calendar; Senate Grinds j:. Nearly all of the morning session i in the Senate today was taken up in the consideration of Senator Suth erland's bill abolishing fish traps. Senator Sutherland made a masterful address on the subject of y\laska fish eries and pleaded for the ajbollshmcnt of the traps both in the interest of protecting the supply against exter-i munition and for the rift'l* Alas-1 ka's citizens to the resc T ?e of the j country. He called attemlcn of the i members who were pledgee to abol ish the traps, but the bill was killed I by a vote of five to three?Tanner j and Uoden standing by Sutherland. Rule Causes Tilt. This morning Senator Sutherland i asked the indulgence of the Senate to | point out the consistency of Senator Bruner in the matter of enforcing the rule brought into effect yesterday the first time during the session, "that a matter having been definitely passed on could not be again considered." This rule was invoked by Senator Bruner when Senator Sutherland at tempted to introduce a bill providing for an eight-hour day for placer min ers including open cut work and dredging?the Senate having prev iously passed an act after eliminating those features from the bill. The point sought to be accentuated by Sen ator Sutherland wns that the Senate has passed upon a bill coming up from the House rejecting it?the bill be ing Shoup's juvenile court bill, nev er-the-less Senator Bruner subsequent ly introduced the same measure in the Senate and it was passed. Sena tor Bruner retorted that he was per fectly familiar with the rule and that it had hen violated many times but that was no reason why it should not be enforced when attention was called to it. House Clears Calendar The House cieared the calendar this morning and adjourned until 10 a. m. Monday, April 21. There are many bills in the hands of committees at the present time and everybody is working hard to get them in shape to be reported. The committee on ju diciary this morning decided to re port adversely on the bill giving cities the right to create a bonded indebt edness. The banking bill will be re ported Monday. This measure will be a committee bill made up of the Kelly and Burns bills, with some altera tions. New Bills Introduced. Burns and Driscoll were each al lowed to introduce a new bill in the House this morning under suspension of the rules. Driscoll's measure is to create a commission to provide a Home for aged prospectors in inter ior Alaska. The Governor, Secretary and Delegate to Congress are named as the board. Burns bill makes it a crime to issue false statements of a derogatory character about a banking institution in the Territory of Alaska. THE SENATE, APRIL 19. The Senate convened at 10 a. m. ? The Senate refused to concur in the House amendments to Senate Bill No. 49, Bruner's juvenile court law and the House receded from its po sition. The bill was sent to the Gov ernor. Senate Bill No. 17, by Sutherland, abolishing fish traps, failed for third reading by a vote of 5 to 3. House Bill No. 70, by Kelly, House Bill No. 76, by Shoup, were read and referred. Committee substitute for Senate BUI No. 55 was read second time. This bill provides for a mine commission. Senate Bill No. 63, introduced yes terday afternoon by Itoden under sus pension of rules, was read second time. This bill is a code amendment relating to larceny. House Joint .Memorial No. 11 was recommended for passage. Senate Bill No. 41 was deferred un til Monday. The Senate took a recess until 2 p. m. The Senate, Afternoon Session. The Senate was called to order at two o'clock this afternoou. Senator Freeding gave notice that he would on Monday move to reconsid er the vote taken on Senate Bill No. 17. House Bills Nos. 4. 25. 30, 59, 60, and $6; Shoup's educational bill, Shoup's vital statistics bill, Ingram's deception bill, and Driscoll's bill to prevent spread of contagious disease among animals, were put on final pass age and passed. House Joint Resolutions Nos. 8, 9, and 13, by Gray and Boyle, relating to menace in Katalla harbor, and two to mail service, were adopted. House Joint Memorials Nos. 3, 4, and 6 weer put on final passage and passed. ? THE HOUSE, APRIL 19. The House convened at 10 a. m. House Bill No. 89, by Driscoll, pro viding for a commission to establish a home for aged prospectors in inter ior Alaska, was introduced under sus pension of the rules yesterday after noon, passed to second reading. House Bill No. 90, by Burns, making it a crime to issue a false statement of a derogatory character against a banking institution, was introduced un der suspension of the rules. House Joint Memorial No. 20, by Kennedy, was read the second time. House Joint Memorial No. 7, by GafT ney, asking that the offices of Secre tary of State and Attorney General be created, was put on final passage and passed. The House adjourned until Monday 10 a. m., April 21. SUFFRAGETTES USE DYNAMITE PLYMOUTH, Eng., April 19. ? Suf fragettes attempted to blow up the famous Smeaton Tower, which Is a survival of the 16th century, this morning. A dynamite bomb was used. The attempt failed. Wilson Will Go Through With California To End WASHINGTON, April 19. ? Presi-J dent Woodrow Wilson today asked the California legislature to rush the I anti-alien bills through, that there might he an early test as to wheth er or not they violate any of the treaty obligations of the United States. He stated to the Californians that he is u firm believer in the rights of the sep arate States. Secretary of State William J. Bry an has asked the American ambassa dor to ascertain whether or not the mass meetings that are being held at ; Tokyo truly represent the feeling of I the rank and tile of the Japanese. SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 19. ? Gov. Hiram Johnson received a tele-; gram from Secretary of State Will- j iain J. Bryan this afternoon request-1 ing-that the words "ineligible to citi-j zonship" be stricken from the nnti alien bill. The words are not neces sary to make the bill effective. The words in no way add to the force of the bill which now provides that no alien or person "ineligible to citizenship" shall own land. It could not accomplish any purpose except to excite the animosity of the Japa nese. WASHINGTON, April 19. ? Presi dent Woodrow Wilson and Secretary of State William J. Bryan are keep ing in close touch with the Japanese California situation. They are in com munication with the State officials and members of the legislature of Cali fornia and the diplomatic representa tives keep them in touch with the Tokyo government and advised as to the situation as it affects the Japa nese populace. GLOOM PERVADES ! MEXICO CITY MEXICO CITY, April 19.?Undis guised pessimism prevails in the Mexi can capital over the future of the Hu erta government. It is generally felt that it cannot last long. The failure; of the United States to recognize the government and the lack of sympathy | which seems to prevail at Washing-! ton is blamed by the officials for the failure of Huerta to get cash with which to put an army in the field of | sufficient proportions to quell the var ious insurrections. EL I'ASO, Tex., April 19.?J. S. I Douglas and S. \V. Applewhite, presi dent and secretary of the Cananea Consolidated Copper Company have! been captured by insurgents and held for a ransome of $500,000. WASHINGTON, April 19. ? There has been no communication exchanged between Mexico City and Washington concerning the recognition of the Hu erta government, though the adminis tration is treating the Huerta govern ment as the de facto government. It is not considering the question of rec ognizing the government at ail. NEW FERRY BOAT SAILS E0R NORTH SEATTLE, April 19.?The new gas oline ferry boat, Amy, built to oper ate between Juneau. Douglas, Tread well and Sheep Creek, left here at seven o'clock last night under com mand of Captain Waldo States. The boat is traveling under her own pow er but is not towing barges as had! been planned. It is expected that the! Amy will reach Juneau April 22. LOOKING INTO DR. FRIEDMANN WASHINGTON, April 19. ? The United States Treasury Department yesterday began an investigation into the right of Dr. Friedmann to practice medicine in the United States. RUMORED ALLIES ARE FIGHTING LONDON, April 19.?A dispatch re ceived yesterday from Saloniki says the allies have disagreed about the peace terms of the war, and that a Bulgarian army is now marching against Monastir, held by the Ser vians. BOOKS AND PICTURES WORTH $28,000,000 NEW YORK, April 19.?The art col lection of the late J. Pierpont Morgan here and abroad and his library are being insured for $28,000,000. The li brary nlone is being insured for $4, 000,000. MISSING MAN SHOWS UP LONDON, April 19?A telegram was received today purporting to be from J. W. Martin, the missing Memphis, Tenn., coton dealer. He says he la well. The telegram was dated at Ve vey, Switzerland. \ AMBASSADOR IS COMING LONDON. April 19. ? British Em bassador Spring-Rice sailed for the United States this morning. Me will succeed Ambassador Rryce, who has been the dean of the diplomatic rep resentatives at Washington. TARIFF BILL UP WEDNESDAY WASHINGTON. April lib? Chair man Underwood ,of the ways and means committee, reporting progress on the tariff bill to the House of Rep resentatives, today said that the bill will be reported Wednesday by the ways and means committee, and that the rules committee will then, or shortly afterward, provide a rule fix ing the time of debate upon it. SLIDES DAMAGE PANAMA CANAL PANAMA. April 11). Another slide in the Cast bank of the Culebra cut I has resulted in heaving up the bot tom of the canal and destroying four I construction tracks. The constant tendency of the banks of the Culebra I cut to slide is causing the engineers much anxiety. AVIATOR MEETS DEATH CHICAGO, April 19?Otto W. Brod ie, head of a school of aviation, fell 40 feet and was killed this morning. I YUKON LABORERS FOR YUKON LABOR If there is anyone in Yukon Terri tory deserving the first opportunity to labor it is a man who lives in Yukon. The principle applies to the man be hind the pick and the who who seeks government office. It ap plies to the man who toils with his bunds and the man who toils with his brain. Men who remain here, spend their earnings here, and put in the best of their lives here could contri bute no more liberally toward the up building of this region. The govern ment should be the first to recognize this. Yukon for the Yukoners means pro i tection to those who make the Yu kon. Canada, as a whole, should be pleased to assist Yukon in this pol icy. because when Yukon prospers the ? Dominion gets her share. Production of wealth in this territory means in creased gold shipments to Canada. The increased flow of that most cov eted of all comodities into the marts of Canada in exchange for the neces sities which this territory does not manufacture and which must be se cured elsewhere, should awaken Can ada to the appreciation of Yukon as an asset. The matter of protecting Yukoners against alien or non-Yukon labor is to come before the council this ses sion. This is one of the most time ly movements that could be made for the welfare of the country. It is to be hoped the proposed inquiry will be carried through, and in no half-heart ed manner.?Dawson News. NOBLE'S HOUSE ON FIRE George Noble's residence in the Da vis cottage, adjoining District Attor ney Rustgard's home, caught Are at 3:30 this afternon and is partly de stroyed. The fire department re , Bponded as quickly as possible and is i still fighting to preserve what re ? mains. A defective flue Is the cause of the Are.