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
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
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.
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
The bond of Treasurer Behrends
was approved and accepted.
The plat and dedication of the Pa
cific Coast addition to Juneau was ac
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
PASSENGERS ON SPOKANE
FOR JUNEAU AND DOUGLAS
SEATTLE. April 19.?The Spokane
sailed for the North last night with
the following passengers for Juneau
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
George R. Noble, who has been ii
Seattle for several weeks, is return
ing ton the Spokane.
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
"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.
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
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
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
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.
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
I Clam chowder every day at "U and
I" Lunch Room. 4-14-lm.
Physicians Predict Pope's
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
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
The Housfe Clears Its i
Calendar; Senate Grinds
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
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
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
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
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
The Senate took a recess until 2
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.
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
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
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
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
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
GLOOM PERVADES !
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
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.
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.
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
BOOKS AND PICTURES
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,
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
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.
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.
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
AVIATOR MEETS DEATH
CHICAGO, April 19?Otto W. Brod
ie, head of a school of aviation, fell 40
feet and was killed this morning.
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
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
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.
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