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
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!
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
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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
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
.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
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
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
BASEBALL RUMORS I
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
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
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.
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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<
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
WASHINGTON, April 23. ? Presi
dent Woodrow Wilson and his daugh
ter, Miss Kleanor Wilson, narrowly es
caped being run down by a street car
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.
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
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
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
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
, 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
The Indian appropriation bill wax
California To Com ply With
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
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.
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.
At Seattle?Seattlie, 2; Tacoma, 1.
At Spokane?Spokane, 2; Victoria. 1
At Vancouver ? Vancouver, 2: Port
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE.
At Portland?Portland. 3; Sacramen
At Los Angeles?Venice. 2; Oakland.
At San Francisco?Los Angeles, 3;
San Francisco, 2.
At Philadelphia?Philadelphia, 7; New
At Washington?Boston, 8; Washing
At Chicago?Chicago, 3; Detroit, 2.
At Cleveland?St. Louis, 4; Cleveland,
At Cincinnati?Chicago, 8; Clnclnat
At Boston?Brooklyn, 8; Boston, 8.
At St. Louis?Pittsburg, 1; St. Louis,
At New York?New York, 2; Phila
delphia, 2. Game called at the end
of the thirteenth inning.
i NEW BOAT ADDED TO
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.?
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
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
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
The coal and railroad transportation
question was then discussed informal
The Senate took a recess until 2.
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.
Tuesday Night Session?House.
House Joint .Memorials Nos. 12 20,
and 21 were put on final passage and
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
ALAMEDA BRINGS EARLY
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
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.
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