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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. I., NO. 113. JUNEAU, ALASKA, W EDNESDAY, APRIL 23, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS HOUSE KILLS COMMERCE COURT Memorial for federal Building Causes Talkfest Juneau is not Alaska. The capital should be moved where the people in Alaska could meet and transact busi ness without stepping on foreign soil. Any place is preferable to the present location except Spokane. The capital must be located near the geographi cal center. Fairbanks is the logical point. These are a few of the reasons why Juneau lost the capital at last night's session of the House. The argument started over the in troduction of the Shoup Memorial, asking Congress to make an addition al appropriation of S500.000 for the construction of a federal building in Juneau, which added to the amount already set apart for that purpose would make a fund of $700,000. Representative Ingram started things by suiting that he was opposed to the memorial. As a member from Valdez got into his subject the warm er he got and if he had been at home no doubt there would have been a glacial flood. The other day Mr. In gram had a memorial under consider- j ation in the interest of public schools found some very stubborn opposition from Mr. Shoup, "Of course." said Mr. Ingram, "this little sum of $700,000 is a mere bag of shells, and Uncle Sam is rich?but you fellows thought $7,000 would wreck the country if ex pended on a sensible school measure. But Juneau wants it?I suppose we on ly came down here to give Juneau what she asks for. Not with Farther Ingram. The idea of asking for this sum is preposterous and the thought of spending so much money in a placr like Juneau is still more outrageous. If we must have a new capital build ing let us build it in the central part? of the Territory. Build it in Valdez, where the rails meet sails, a point i equally distant from all parts of the j ; Territory. Representative Shoup commenced to be uneasy and gaining the floor1 went on to describe how the ancient City of Sitka had volutarily given up the capital on account of the super-! ior advantages of Juneau. Juneau the only spot in the vast empire of the North that was entirely fitted to be i the capital?it was the most central ly located 011 account of tho steam boat paths all leading to this place. < Representative Boyle said that he would have to agree with his colleague 1 .Mr. Ingram. There was only one suit-: able place for the capital and that j was in the most northerly port in the world. Valdez?Valdez, the port of i inexhaustible wealth and the logical | center for the commerce of this great! empire. Representative Gaffney, the silver tongued orator from the Pactolian sands of Seward peninsula, declared in ! stentorian tones that the time had ar rived when the people realize that j the tail couldn't wag the dog. The, people living down here in this insig-: nificant strip of hard rock that had been mostly pre-emptied by owners of fish traps, should be brought to a realization that Alaska was a vast do main stretching far down the point' where the sun sank to rest: whose (Continued to Page 3.) COURT OfflCERS Off TOR SOUTH Most of the officers of the United States District court will leave on the Spokane this evening for Ketchikan wehere a term of the court will con vene April L'S. The rest of them will sail on the Sampson. Those that will leave Juneau on the Spokane include Judge Thomas R. Ly ons. United States District Attorney John Rustgard, Assistant District At torney R. V. Nye. Deputy Clerk John Clarke. Deputy Marshal Jack Mullen. Court Stenographer Ralph E. Robert son and Miss Ina S. Liebhart. stenog rapher to Mr. Rustgard. United States Marshal H. L. Faulkner will join the party at Wrangell. District Court Clerk E. W. Petit and Assistant District Attorney H. H. Folsom will leave on the Admiral Sampson. Mrs. Lyons will accompany Judge Lyons and Mrs. Robertson will accom pany Mr. Robertson. "TOTEM" OUT IN IN A FEW DAYS The seventh issue of "The Totem," the Juneau High School's annual pub lication, is about through the press and will be on sale within a few days. The book will contain about 60 pai.es. j and will be, all things considered, probably the best issue that this ed ucational institution has given to the public. .Miss Mamie Morgan is editor of "The Totem" this year, and her first and second assistants are Miss Lessie George and Trevor Davis. Miss Alice Tibbits is exchange editor. Miss Alma Sowerby, alumni editor, and Paul Car penter joke editor. Russell Casey is business manager. The following are contributors: Edward Beattie, Albert King, Alice Tibbits, Margaret Dudley, Alma Sow erby, Paul Carpenter, Charles Skuse, Cordelia Davis, Eugene Nelson, Trev or Davis. Waino Hendrickson, Lessie George. Cedric Davis, Mamie Morgan, Gladys Swenson, Georgia Caro, Irma Peterson. Dewey Erickson, Edward Sweeney, George Nelson and Emman uel Sweeney. The book will be from the presses of The Alaska Daily Empire. "The Totem" is dedicated "To the High School that has not yet been granted to us, but which we sorely need, and are son to have." Hampton J. Johns, known all over Alaska and the Yukon as a sourdough miner of the early days, arrived in Juneau on the last trip of the North western. BASEBALL RUMORS I FLOATING AROUND Down at Young's place there is an exhibition baseball about 14 inches in diameter hanging In the show window.1 Sightseers the other day were amazed to see a placard attached to the ball bearing this legend: "This is the only kind of a ball Jack McBride's outfit can hit." The placard has since been removed. It is said-that Mayor Car ter has the gumshoe force of the city government working on the case with the purpose of prosecuting somebody for malicious trespass. There is a persistent rumor afioatj that the Alaska-Gastineau Company re-' cently received a consignment of base-i ball stars, disguised as bohunks, and that "Old-Spit-in-the-Mott" Reedy will ring them in after the Young outfit have been tied up for a game. There has been considerable persif lage Hying back and forth between these two concerns and the public is really wondering if there is a possi bility of finding any baseball timber ; in either establishment. Down at the Young's headquarters they have a lot of new, nice duds in a glass case that they seem afraid to soiling, and the Gastineau outfit seem to fear tearing their overalls. GEORGE R. NOBLE ARRIVES AND WILL START THINGS George K. Noble returned on the Spokane yesterday accompanied by C. J. Johnson the Seattle contractor who Is connected with the Frlck Con struction Company, of Chicago. Mr. Johnson came up to look over the dauisite on Lemon creek. .Mr. Noble also brought along ma chinery for a sawmill that is to be installed at Salmon creek for the pur pose of cutting material to be used in the company's development work. Mr. Noble said that there were no other announcements to be made at this time further than that progress was being made toward the main ob ject of the company's plans in this section. DAVIDSON OFFERS THANKS AND PAYS TRIBUTE Charles E. Davidson, just appointed Surveyor General for Alaska, yester day acknowledged the telegram of congratulations sent him by Gen. Wil liam L. Distin, in these graceful and well deserved words: "Thanks. Hope I may retire with as much honor as you." The telegram was dated at Fair banks yesterday and received last eve ? ning by Gen. Distin. 11 i Mrs. H. S. Worthen, wife of the Ju ? neau lumberman, arrived on the Ala t meda this morning. FISH TRAP BILL NOT DEAD YET This morning Senator Sutherland read the following telegram received from Delegate Wickersham, dated at Washington, D. C., April 22: "The question of the power of the Alaska Legislature was argued twice in the department of justice and a full rec ord presented to the President today by the Attorney Geueral. There is no doubt of the power to pass llsh trap bill. Members of legislature should keep their pledges to the people and act." President Ray, of the Senate this morning sent the following wire to Secretary to the President T. C. Tumulty: "Alaska Legislature ad journs May first. When may we ex pect opinion on fish trap jurisdiction submitted to the Attorney General if rendered? Please cable substance of opinion. Deemed vital to Alaska." Senate Bill No. 17. Sutherland's an ti-fish trap bill, which was thought to have been given its quietus several days ago. refuses to stay dead. It was given a new lease of life by the motion of Senator Kreeding to recon J *u" W n-iruf'nllv !l\vnv siuer uic > uit* m ? inh u vuiviux,' ?>? on the shelf. Since which t'tne it lias regularly come up in its place on the the calendar and as regularly has been postponed to a future date. An effort has been made to get an opinion from the attorney general as to the power of the legislature to en act legislation 011 the subject of lisli traps, but as yet no direct answer has been received. I11 the debate Senator Sutherland called attention to the fact that every member of the First Division was pledged to abolish fish traps, and that they were more concerned directly in the fishing industry than any other portion of the Territory at the pres ent time. Public hearings have served to make the legislature and the people gener ally better acquainted with the situa tion than ever before and it is a cer tainty that some action will be taken i either by the passage of a law or by petitioning Congress by memorial to enact legislation affecting the fishing industry. . In the meantime a public mass ! meeting has ben called for tomorrow night in the city council chambers for the purpose of discussing the situa tion. A great deal of interest is being manifested in this meeting and it promises to be well attended. ?Governor Clark wired this after noon to the attorney general for an immediate affirmative or negative an swer 011 the question involved. "STUNTS" PROPOSED BY i ELKS CAPTURED SEATTLE The stunts that are proposed for the feature ball that will be given by the Elks next week before the depart ure of the members of the Legislature recalls the hit that a similar enter tainment made some time ago in Se attle, when the Arctic Club pulled off "A Night in Dawson." The magnificent assembly room of the Arctic Club was arranged to rep resent one of Dawson's old gambliug houses. There were two or three faro tables, as many roulette wheels, a half-dozen tables where black-jack was being played, stud-poker tables, crap tables, keno, chuck-a-luck, and two or three other games. The guests were dressed as the average Dawson crowd of a dozen years ago was ar rayed?in fact, more than half of those who attended were Northerners or former Northerners and they wore the clothes that they had worn In the North. The floor was covered with sawdust, and everything made to harmonize with the tpye of house that was being depicted. The scene was so realistic that it was difficult for one that had seen the gambling houses of Juneau, Skagway, Dawson, Nome and Fairbanks of a de cade ago to realize that it was all make-believe. The games were presided over b> well known Northern men. Jake Ber ger and Joe Sullivan, the Nome and Nevada mining men; Col. W. T. Per kins, W. C. Leake, Col. Otterson, tht Nestors, and other men whose names are familiar to those of the North, sat , behind the wracks of chips or in th< "look-out,." Among the spectators were C. W Young, Thomas S. Nowell, C. L. Mor rls, George Carmack, and otheri whose names are known from Ketchi kan to Nome. The hit was instantaneous and tre mendous. So sucessful was it, tha it had to be repeated. For home-made pastry and bes coffee go to "U and I" Lunch Room. Pacific Coast Co. Sells Franklin Street Property The Pacific Coast Company has sold all its Juneau property that is avail able for sale at this time lying on both sides of Franklin rtreet along the wa terfront. The sales were made to va rious Juneau citizens. There were 26! lots disposed of. and they netted the i company $56,000. Those on the wa ter side of the street brought an av erage price of $3,500 per lot, and those on the opposite side $1,200. All the' lots are 50 feet by 100 feet in size. The purchasers of lots on the wa-; ter side of the street were as fol-' lows: B. M. Behrends, 2 lots; Winter; A- Pond, 2 lots; George F. Forrest, 3 ? lots; Wlcklander & Laugergren, 2\ lots; E. R. Jaeger and Claud Erlck son, 2 lots. The purchasers on the opposite, or hill side of the street Include Chas. Goldstein, 2 lots; J. B. C'aro & Co., 4 lots; William Gtlmore, 2 lots; Jesse Blakeley, 1 lot; Max Humfrey, 1 lot; Howard Ewlng, 2 lotu; Clarence Kins, 2 lots; Alex White, 1 lot. The title to this tract Is one of the oldest In Juneau. It was deeded to the Pacific Coast Steumship Company, through Capt. James Carroll, In con sideration of his building a wharf there. Capt. Carroll represented the Pacific Coast Company. The tract originally was 600 feet square. Montenegro Takes Possession of Scutari ? CETTINJE, April 23. ? It was an-j nounced officially today that the Mon- J tenegrin froces have taken full pos-; session of Scutari. The city was prac tically captured some time ago, but ( the government has hesitated to take possession in tho face of the orders that have been delivered from the powers not to do so. Kins Nicholas says it is the pur pose of Montenegro to retain posses sion of it now that is has come into its hands as a prize of war. j Seattle Accident Kills Two Men SEATTLE, April 23.?Peter Larson , and I). Webb, carpenters, were the victims of a fatal accident caused by the premature collapse of the walls of the Law ton school that was being wrecked here this morning. The Law ton school is to be replaced by a modern scliol structure, and the old building Ls being removed. RICH MAN WHITE SLAVE WITNESS LOS ANGELES, April 22?George 11. Bixby, a millionaire of Long Beach, near this city, has been summoned as a witness in the white slave case that is being prosecuted against Mrs. Jo sie Itosenberg. The action of :he gov ernment in asking for his testimony has caused much speculation as to the nature of his knowledge of the case. THE AMY WAS STILL COMING AT FOUR O'CLOCK The new ferry boat Amy had not yet arrived at 4 p. in. today, but she was believed to be in sight near the lower end of Douglas island. IDITAROD STAMPEDERS STAKE WRONG CREEK According to the Idltarod Pioneer, a discovery of gold on Horsefly creek In the Iditarod district led to a big stampede in which several dozen people participated. The stampeders were out three days and all staked claims. When they returned home they discovered that they had staked the wrong creek. They had been on First Chance instead of Horsefly. EARLY BREAKUP IN STORE FOR INTERIOR Fairbanks, April 2.?Present indica ' tions are that the 1913 breakup will be much larger and will be accompan 1 ied by more water than the breakup of 1912. That at least is the opinion of A. J. Johnson, the Colorado road house man, who is in the city on a ' business trip. He came down Monday and plans to leave over the winter ? trail within a few days. Regarding the snow conditions in [ the Rig Chena district, the roadhouse ? man said that there was much more than last year, and that the chances ' for a great volume of water were very good. There is a depth of two 3 feet of snow on the level in the en tire upper Chena basin, but the ice in the river is much less than two years '? ago, when the phenomenal breakup t took place. Mr. Johnson said he did irot expect as big a breakup as 1911 unless a remarkably warm spell cams t and melted the entire winter's snow in quick time. PRESIDENT HAS NARROW ESCAPE WASHINGTON, April 23. ? Presi dent Woodrow Wilson and his daugh ter, Miss Kleanor Wilson, narrowly es caped being run down by a street car yesterday afternoon. WILL DEBATE TARIFF BILL WASHINGTON, April 23.?The Sen ate finance commltte has announced that it will give public hearings on the tariff question when the Under I wood tariff bill reaches that branch of Congress. This is taken to mean that there will be a protracted debate in that body and that the bill will probably not get through it much be fore July 1st. REPRESENTATIVE SHOUP IS ADMITTED TO BAR Representative Arthur G. Shoup, of Sitka, was admitted to the bar, by Juudge Thomas R. Lyons today. Mr. Choup was examined by a committee consisting of Judge R. A. Gunnison, J. A. Hellenthal, and N. K. Burton. LONG CREEK IN RUBY DISTRICT LOOKS GOOD RUBY CITY, March 15.?Pay run ning all the way from $1 to $2 a pan has been discovered on Long creek for miles up and down its course. The pay streak has not been found on every claim for the reason that there are many association claims between the properties that are be ing worked, and naturally the pay streak cannot always be picked up when there is a mile or more be tween operators. A committee of business men and miners visited the creek the other day, and all of them came to the con clusion that there is a well defined rich pay streak from one end of Long creek to the other. Five feet of pay gravel running $2 a foot has been discovered on Monu ment creek. I HUNTERS AND TRAPPERS:? Highest cash price paid for all kinds of raw furs'at Will's store. 4-7-tf. Forced out of business by owner of building. Sale to run only 10 more days. tf. J. J. SHARRICK. Oyster-lovers, go to "U and I" Lunch Room. 4-14-lm. , W. G. Weigle. head of the Alaska . forestry department, with offices in i Ketchikan, arrived in Juneau this i , An Administration Policy Settled I Of course, President Wilson's at tendance in person is not to be con ;1 structed as a criticism of the messen r i ger service between the Capitol and | the White House?Washington Star. Sundry Civil Bill Passes Killing Commerce Court WASHINGTON, April 23. ? The House of Representatives passed the sundry civil appropriation bill last night without an appropriation for the commerce court and the other provis ions that caused former PreBident William H. Taft to veto it. It received practically the full .Democratic and Progressive vote. The Indian appropriation bill wax also passed. California To Com ply With PrcsidentWilson'sRequcst WASHINGTON, April 23.?In a eel-( egram to President Woodrow Wilson Gov. Hiram Johnson, of California, today said that his request that Jap anese he not specially discriminated against in the anti-alien legislation would be strictly followed by the Cal ifornia legislature, and that all trea ties of the United States would be ob | served. McCarty Accepts Fight Terms CALGARY, Alta., April 23.?Luther .McCarty, aspirant for heavyweight championship honors, has accepted the terms proposed to fight the winner of the Elpky-Morris fight that will take May 1st. The terms acepted by Mc Carty provide that he Is to fight the winner of the first match May 24th. EXCURSION SCHEDULE FOR SPOKANE ARRANGED The 1913 summer excursion sched ule has been arragned for the Pacif ic Coast Company's excursion steam ship Spokane. As usual she will make five exclusively excursion trips beginning the latter part of June and terminating in August An announcement given out by C. 0. Dunnan, passenger traffic manager for the Pacific Coast Steamship Company says that the excursions will be in Ju neau on the following dates: 1:30 p. m. to 9:30 p. m. June 26th. 1:30 p. m. to 9:30 p m. July 10th. 1:30 p. m. to 8:00 p. m. July 24th. 1:30 p. m. to 8:00 p. m. Aug. 7th. 1:30 p. m. to 7:00 p. m. Aug. 21st. YESTERDAY'S BALL SCORES NORTHWESTERN LEAGUE. At Seattle?Seattlie, 2; Tacoma, 1. At Spokane?Spokane, 2; Victoria. 1 At Vancouver ? Vancouver, 2: Port land, 0. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. At Portland?Portland. 3; Sacramen to, 2. At Los Angeles?Venice. 2; Oakland. 0. At San Francisco?Los Angeles, 3; San Francisco, 2. AMERICAN LEAGUE. At Philadelphia?Philadelphia, 7; New York, 4. At Washington?Boston, 8; Washing ton, 3. At Chicago?Chicago, 3; Detroit, 2. At Cleveland?St. Louis, 4; Cleveland, 2. ? NATIONAL LEAGUE. At Cincinnati?Chicago, 8; Clnclnat ti, 5. At Boston?Brooklyn, 8; Boston, 8. At St. Louis?Pittsburg, 1; St. Louis, 0. At New York?New York, 2; Phila delphia, 2. Game called at the end of the thirteenth inning. i NEW BOAT ADDED TO KETCHIKAN'S FLEET Capt. Perry Jenkins arrived up from the sound about midnight last night with a brand new gas boat, the Olympic. She is a fine looking little craft of 56 feet in length and is pow ered with a 30 horse-power Imperial marine engine. Perry will use her in conjunction with his fish trap.? Ketchikan Miner. VANITY FAIR MEETS WITH HIGH FAVOF "Vanity Fair" is a classic produc tion from Thackery's well read nove that is now holding the attention o Orpheum patrons. It drew a wel pleased audience last night and th< program will be repeated again tc night. INGRAM'S SCHOOL MEMORIAL PASSES After a hard fight Ingram's mem orial asking for a change in the pub lic school system of Alaska was passed in the House this morning. The meas ure is designed to increase the stand ing of the public schools in cities without impairing country schools and to bring all the schools to a higher state of efficiency. The Governor asked for a confer ence on the lloden eight-hour bill re cently submitted for his consideration on account of a seeming ambiguity in one section. It was feared that the bill might be construed to include pla cers in its provisions although it was apparent t bat the legislature sought to exclude them. It was decided to insert in the records of both hous? s a statement to the effect that the bill does not in any manner include pla cer mines of any description and ap plvs to metalliferous quartz mines only. THE SENATE, APRIL 23. The Senate convened at 10 a. m. Senate Bill No. 17. the anti-fish trap law, was taken up and Senator Suth erland read a telegram from Delegate Wickersham bearing upon the powers of the legislature relative to the bill j under discussion. Action was deferred until tomorrow. The coal and railroad transportation question was then discussed informal ly. The Senate took a recess until 2. I THE HOUSE. APRIL 23. The House convened at 10 a. m. House Bill No. 65 and Senate Joint I Memorial No. 19 were recommended | for passage. House Joint Memorial No. 10. by Ingram, relating to public schools, was put on final passage and passed. House Bill No. 84 was put on final passage and passed. Senate Bills Nos. 61 and 62. code j amendment bills, were put on final ? passage and passed. The House took a recess until 1:30. I Tuesday Night Session?House. House Joint .Memorials Nos. 12 20, and 21 were put on final passage and passed. Senate Joint .Memorial No. 13 and tho committe substitute for Senate Joint Memorial No. 12 and Senate Joint Memorial No. 6 were put on fin al passage and passed. Sjnate Bill No. 56 was put on final passage and passed. House Joint Memorial No. 10 and Senate Joint Memorial No. 21 and 18 were recommended for passage; alBO House Joint Memorial No. 8. 1 House Bill No. 84 and 85 and Senate Bill No. 62 and 47 were recommended for passage. ALAMEDA BRINGS EARLY MORNING CROWD I The Alameda arrived in port from i the South at 2:15 o'clock this norn ? ing enroute to the Westward. The fol lowing passengers debarked at Ju neau : Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Wentry, William t Denaland, J. H. Adams, Mrs. E. Hayes ? and son, Mrs. F. Wallace, Mr?. E. 1 Roberts, Sam Gagowith, Mrs. V. A. f T. Gait, S. Frieman, Miss Beatrice 1 Miller, Matt Rooncy, Peter Ccggln, 3 John Thires, Mrs. H. S. Worthen, ?- James Fitzgerald, A. D. Roouey, 0. S. Dall, John Hahn. B. N. Carroll.