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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1.. NO. 147. JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, APRIL 28, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS AMERICANS MAY GET NORTH MEXICO Politics Creeps Into Legislative Nails The Senate held two bri.'t sessions | today. The morning session adjourned i immediately after passing two resolu- \ tions and the afternoon session was consumed in passing the Svindseth bill, creating the otlice of Territorial Treasurer. As the bill came from the House it provided for the election i by the joint asembly. This feature' was eliminated making the otlice ap-1 pointive by the governor. As the measure carried an emergency clause this would make it obligatory for Gov eruor Clark to make the appointment immediately.. In discussing the bill it became apparent there was a diver gent opinion. Senator Freeding want ed to eliminate the emergency clause i and was supported by Senator Tan ner and Senators Koden and Suther land. Senator Bruner said that the Democratic members appeared to be playing politics and that when he came back two years from now he j woud give them a belly full of it. Sen-1 ator Freding retored that two years from now all the Republicans would be dead. The emergency clause was eliminated. The House this afternoon passed two of Senator Koden's bills. One amending the Uuited States mining laws in their application to Alaska and the other providing for territorial mine inspector to be known as the Terri ial mine inspector at a salary of $2. 50o per year is created according to' the amendments who will be subject to the direction of the federal mine inspector. THE SENATE?APRIL 28. The Senate convened at 10 a. m. '? Senate Joint Resolution No. 8 was; introduced by Senator Millard, thank-' ing Governor Clark and Secretary Dis- ? tin for courtesies extended and ser vices rendered the legislature during its session just drawing to a close. Under suspension of the rules the resolution was passed unanimously and sent to the House. A concurrent resolution was intro duced and passed under suspension of the rules, asking that both houses meet in join session tomorrow at 12 noon for the purpose of considering the proposition of electing four dele Kates, one from each judicial divis ion. to be sent to Washington to as sist the Delegate to Congress in se- i curing the enactment of such legisla tion as has been asked through mem orials and resoluition passed by the legislature. The Senate took a recess until 2 o'clock this afternon. ? Afternoon Session ? Senate. The Senate was called to order at i 2 o'clock. House Bill No. 12. by Svindseth. creating the ottlce of Territorial Treas urer. was put on final passage as amended and passed. Senate adjourned until 10 a. m. Tues day. April 29. THE HOUSE?APRIL 28. The House convened at 10 a. m. Representative Ingram withdrew House Bill No. 3. Senate Joint Resolution No. 8. by .Millard, thanking Governor Clark and Secretary Distin. was put on final passage under suspension of the rules and passed. Senate Bill No. 26. by .Millard, pro viding for an arbitration board to set-1 tie disputes between employers and employees, was recommended for pas sage. Senate Joint Memorial No. 16, by Roden, asking that all revenues de rived from the sealing industry and from the sale of public lauds be placed in a fund for the construction of post roads and trails in Alaska was recommended for passage. The House took a recess until 2 o'cloc t this afternoon. Afternoon Session ? House. The House was called to order at two o'clock. The HousesaClars Senate Bill No. 11, by Roden. amending the United States mining laws in their application to Alaska, was put on final passage and passed. Senate Bill No. 52, by Roden. creat ing office of mine inspectors, was passed as amended to consist of one inspector to be known at the Terri torial mine inspector, and be under the jurisdiction of the federal mine in spector. DR. MOORE HERE BOOSTING RUBY! I)r. I. H. Moore, a piouoer of Skag way ami long a resident of Junesau|' and Douglas, later oue of the pioneers of the new Ruby district, arrived on the Admiral Sampson this morning bringing with him the newly adopted slogan, of his section of Alaska. "Ru by. the Golden Hub of Alaska." He is enthusiastic over the outlook for the newest placer mining district of Alaska, and says the most conserva tive estimate of mining men in that; section is that this summer's produc tion will amount to $1,000,000. He says, however, that he would not ad vise a rush to the country this year, as it could easily be overdone. "There are ten creeks in the Ruby district." said Dr. Moore this morn ing. "on which well defined pay has been located. These are Long. Bear Pup. .Midnight. Greenstone. Swift, Trail, Glenn. Poorman. Tamarack and Monument. Pay has been located on Lucky Gulch, also, but it has not been j clearly defined as yet. "Long creek will be the "Cleary creek' of the Ruby district, and will probably produce $500,000 or $600,- j 000 of the $1,000,000 or more that I will be taken out of the district this year. Pay has been located for six' and a half miles along the creek, i Long City, on this creek, is the center of the mining section. It is located 29 miles from Ruby, and already has five stores, three hotels, three salonns and other business houses In propor tion. "There is a good road from Ruby to I*ong City. The Alaska road com mission spent $15,000 on it last year, and it was the best $15,000 ever spent iu Alaska. The work was done un der the direction of L. S. Robe, the pioneer engineer who is well known among the pioneers of Skagway, Daw son and Fairbanks. "A trail has been built from Ruby to Cripple creek. 100 miles distant, and that paying section will be made tributary to Ruby as a result. Here tofore it has been considered as a part of the Innoko district. "Ruby has had a very active seas on. The dealers have sold out all their stocks of goods, and all the freighting outfits and teamsters in the country have been doing a profitable business. The summer season is ex pected to be a very busy one. "This is to be a demonstration year of the Ruby district. It will be proved this summer that the district is to: take its place among the old camps of the North to remain a steady pro ducer in the future. However, 1 would , advise no man to go there at this time. There are 2,000 people in the district, and it could easily be pop ulated beyond the number that could find profitable employment there. Next year there will probably be room for more people there. "The people of Ruby are enthusias tic over the outlook for their coun try, and they are confident and con tented with their lot. They have adopted a motto?'Ruby, the Golden Hub of Alaska'?and they expect to live up to the slogan." L)r. Moore made the trip from Ru by to Chitina on the Copper River and Northwestern railroad in nine and a half days?an average speed of 57 miles a day. He had a 12-dog team? the team that won the Ruby Derby dog race of March 1st?driver and all?to take him out on the trip. He left' Ruby April 6th. His sled was decorated with banners bearing Ru by's motto in large letters. Dr. Moore went to Ruby two years ago. and has practiced his profession as a physician and surgeon there dur ing that time. He erected the first hospital at Ruby, and is interested in mining properties on Long and other creek. He came out at this time in response to appear as a witness in the MacDonald murder case. He will leave for Seattle in a few days where his wife and daughter, the latter a student in the University of Washing ton. are living. He will leave for Ru by again later in the season. SCANDINAVIAN GROCEY?Opp. City dock; just opened, fresh stock. tf BASEBALL MEETING IS CALLED FOR TONIGHT Members of the Juneau baseball club are requested to attend a meet ing of the club tonight at the O. K barber shop. Baseball Game Calls Out Many Custiuenu Terriers, J.y; C. W. Young i lgers, 7 is the score ot yesterday's game. There was a tremendous out pouring 01 fans to usher m the open ing of the Juneau basehaii season ot lblo 011 tUe Casey uud bhuuuck lot yesterday aiteruooii. The weather was ideal and the grounds were in lairiy good conditions. There was no lack of enthusiasm either on the part ot the players or of the crowd?al though the score would seem to indi cate that the contest was one-sided. Everybody who attended insists that the game was interesting from start to linish. "Old Splt-iu-the-Mit" Keedy certainly slipped something over 011 Mayor Carter, manager of AlcBride's Kittens. He gave out a line-up Sat urday night that aid not appear to be very formiduole, but when the game was called he trotted out a lot 01 youth lul college graduates that Were just aching for exercise. Jack McBride's Tigers, although lie himself donned the splendid maroon duds and worked his best, never had a chance. - - *??- ^ M The Tigers taileu 10 score me iuov time up and the Terriers annexed but one run. The Tigers got a run in the second while the Terriers failed to get a bingle. file Tigers commenced to scratch in the third, scoring twice. The Terriers only got one 111 their half and it began to look as it .Mr. inane would have to be sent lor. Each side chalked up two 111 the fourth and the Tigers commenced to grin. Then something happened?'l he fifth result ed in 110 change for the Tigers while the Terriers added four straight to those they had. Twisting the Tigers tail then be came a matter of pastime after a brief rest in the sixth during which neither side gained. Six in the sev euth and five in the eighth were ad ded to the Terriers' score while the Tigers got but one. The Tigers got one more 111 the first half of the ninth and the awful drubbing was over. C. W. Young tiastineau (Tigers) (Terriersi Cornell c Hoot Zott ss Bay less < Sagers p Malone Louke lb Wulzen McBride Jib Lewis* Cordiuer 3b Benson Frieman if Holt Albertson rf Whipple I Fisher cf...^ Hatch NOTES There were many clever stunts pulled off and some mishaps that will be overlooked this early in the sea sou. Lewis made a sensational catch of a long drive made by Zott in the first inning. F Fisher, springing like a thorough bred gathered in .Malone's long fly to the field in the eighth?it was a splen did exhibition and the handsome cen ter fielder was forced to doff his cap in acknowledgement of the applause that greted his arrival at the bench. Holt made a sensational catch of a hard drive made by Louke into deep , left, which brought forth storms of ap I plause. wmppie uucKtMi a n> wiy wu?ci ly tlxat might have hurt hiin. This happened in the fourth and was oc casioned by the ball getting lost in the sun. Cornell in the seventh planted him self fairly under a hit made by Root, but it was so cold he had to drop it. The ball was covered with ice on ac count of the high altitude it had reached and no one really blamed | him. Shortly after the termination of the game the show windows of the C. W. ! Young store bore this legend: "Base 1 ball suits for sale cheap." A moroon colered suit, bearing the initials of the C. W. Young team, is | hanging in the show window of the company's store, decorated with [crepe. There Is a placard attached 1 declaring that the suit is for sale. LAUREL WREATHS FOR THE GASTINEAU TEAM The following statement was issued this afternoon by the manager of the C. W. Young baseball club. "We take our hats ofT to Manager Reedy and to his hall team. The Gas' tineal out-played us all the way through and deserve the triumph thai is theirs. We admit that we were out classed and out-played in yesterday's ' game and wish through the columns of The Empire to be of the first tc congratulate the Gastineaus on win ' ning the opening game of the season; and. like other baseball fans, woulc 1 ask that they consider the propositioi ? of playing us a return game. C. W. CARTER. Manager C. W. Young team Senate Begins hearings on Alaska Railroad Bill WASHINGTON, April 26.?The Sen ate committee on territories yester day began hearings on the Alaska railroad bill, introduced by Senator George E. Chamberlain, of Oregon. Delegate James Wickersham, who as sisted in preparing the Chamberlain bill and who introduced the same bill i:i tlte House, appeared before the committee and made a lengthy state ment. He set forth clearly the need , for the passage of the bill, showing I that it will be imposlble to develop Alaska without transportation facili ties, and that the only way to get railroads for the territory is through government construction and owner ship Delegate Wickersham, as a matter of principle favors private own ership of railroads with governmental regulation, but favors as the best pol icy their construction and operation by the government. Tri-Party Debate Begins In house on Tariff Bill WASHINGTON, April 28.? The three-cornered debate over the tariff bill began Friday and continued all throughout Saturday's session. In his opening speech the Democratic leader' characterized the Republican party as "dead, damned and lost forever." t He called the Progressive party a "branch shoot from the dead Repub lican trunk, possessing all the life there is left in the old tree, but grow ing from an unsound source and fore doomed to failure and death." The Progressives accused the Dem-' ocrats of cleaning their feet on the Progressive party's door mat. Tariff Bill To Pass Quickly. WASHINGTON, April 28.? The prospect is now that the Underwood tariff hill will pass the House of Rep resentatives early next week is sub stantially the form in which it was in troduced and go to the Senate. The Senate will refer it to the finance committee, and there will be hearings on some of the schedules, though the Senate leaders will try to force the bill to a vote at the earliest possi ble date. NO OPPOSITION TOR NOMINATIONS WASHINGTON, April 28. ? A cau cus of Republican United States Sena tors Saturday decided by a unanimous vote not to hold up the nominations of President W'oodrow Wilson to of- j lice. The result of the decision, it is believed, will result in a lot of con firmations this week ? among them those of the President's Alaska ap pointments. J. Y. OSTRANDCR TO BE JUDGE SEATTLE, April 28. ? Private ad vices received here today say that John Y. Ostrander, of Valdez and Cor-' dova, will be appointed judge of the 1 United States District court for the j j Third Division of Alaska. THE CORDOVA DISCHARGES MUCH COAL AT ISLAND DOUGLAS, April 28.?The steamor Cordova discharged 20 Otons of coal, at the City dock and 200 more at the Kerry dock. The cargo was left here because she abandoned her trip to the Westward. TWO QUIT RACE TOR PRESIDENCY __? MEXICO CITY. April 26.?Felix Diaz and Francisco Delabarra have an nounced their withdrawal from the race lor the presidency of Mexico. The condition of the country has caus ed them and those associated with them in the overthrow of the Madero government to have a gloomy feeling I over the outlook in that country. The policy of extermination that was adopted has only served to arouse the antagonism of the people. SENATOR HENRY RODEN WILL ENTERTAIN MUSICIANS Governor Clark, Secretary Distin, the members of the Senate and rep resentatives of the local press are in vited to attend a banquet given by Senator Henry Itoden, of Iditarod, in honor of the Juneau high school band, at the Alaska Grill tomorrow night. Senator Itoden has became quite at tached to Juneau's really fine musical organization and he is taking this op portunity to express his appreciation , of their services on certain occasions and to perhaps offer a few words of , encouragement that will inspire a con tinuation of the zeal that is now mani fested in the progress they are mak , ing. | BRYCE LEAVES FOR HOME VIA ORIENT NEW YORK. April 28. ? James i Bryce, late British ambassador to the 1 United States arrived here from Wash ington on his way to his home. He will visit the Orient before he reaches . England. EIFTY-TWO BODIES ARE RECOVERED PITTSBURGH, April 26. ? Fifty two bodies have been recovered from the Cincinnati mine. There are 80 yet unaccounted for. It is believed that most of them are in the mine, and. if so, there is not one chance in ten thousand that any of them are alive. BAILEY'S NAME IS IN BAD AGAIN ST. LOUIS, April 28.?The name of! former Senator Joseph W. Bailey, of Texas, was brought into the proceed-1 ings in the course of a suit by the Na tional Bank of Commerce to recover stock to the value of $1,500,000 in the Nashville Terminal Company Satur day. The statement was made that all the stock sued for was withdrawn and sent to former Senator Bailey without the knowledge of the bank. Bailey has made no statement con cerning the matter at all. Expedition Comes To Test Coal SEATTLE, April 28.?A government 1 expedition consisting of eight persons sailed Saturday night on the Yukon for the Behrlng coal fields for the purpose of making a test of the coal existing there for naval purposes FRANK YOUNG RETURNS FROM EASTERN TRIP Frank Young, one or Juneau's pio neers, returned on the City of Seattle from an extensive trip, during which he visited many sections of the world, lie has been absent from Juneau all winter, having left last fall. Mr. Young Is one of Juneau's heavy prop erty owners. For many years he was associated with his brother C. W. Young, founder of the C. W. Young Company, in the conduct of the bus iness of that house. ELKS. ATTENTION. r. here will be initiation at the reg ale r meeting of Juneau Lodge, No, 420, next Wednesday night. This meeting Is called for 7 p. m. promptly N. L. BURTON, E.R. E. C. JAMESON, Sec. Reported Mexico Would Self Us Lower California NEW YOUK, April 28.?New York: papers are all printing Btories of ne gotiations betwen the foreign olllce of the United States and the govern ment of Mexico for the sale by Mex ico to the United States of Lower Cal-j ifornia, and perhaps, other sections of Northern Mexico. It Is said that Mex ico ha.s offered Lower California to the United States for $30,000,000. Americans interested in Mexico and those of the Southwestern part of the United States favor the purchase, hut think the State of Sonora should be included in the cession. Bryan Says Conference May Make Precedent CHICAGO, April 28.?Secretary of State Bryan, speaking here Saturday, while on his way to California, where he goes to consult with the Califor nia Legislature and the governor of that State with reference to the an ti-alien legislation, said "these aro important days at the national capi tal. .My mission to the Pacific Coast is without precedent in the United States, but we may create precedents before we are through with our con ference. Japan Will Not Recede. WASHINGTON, April 28.?The Jap anese ambassador informed the State Department today that Japan will not recede one whit in its demand that California must not enact any alien land laws that may he directed at the ' Japanese. Roosevelt Takes Hand. SACRAMENTO, Calif.. April 28. ? Gov. Hiram Johnson has received a warning from former President Roose velt in which the latter protests that California should do nothing that will offend the Japanese. - ROAD WORK WILL EMPLOY 100 MEN Work will begin within u week oi\ ten days on the government wagon [ roads leading from Juneau to Sheep j creek; from Juneau to Salmon creek; j and on the Island, leading fro inOoug-| las. There will be employed on the! three divisions of work 100 men, pos-; slbly more. This information was given out by Jack Hayes, superintend ent for the Alaska road commission for the Juneau division. The Sheep creek road is to be fin ish! d at once and the Salmon creek road is to be graveled and put in good repair for the heavy traflic it will be called upon to bear during the coming season. The Douglas island road Is I also to be rushed toward completion. \ There will of necessity be three road camps established. Superintendent Jack Hayes passed through to Lynn canal about three weeks ago and has been in the Chil cat valley most of the time since. He says that the sunshine of that coun try is beautiful and lasting?not a cloudy day while there and the snow is gone as far up as Wells. .Mr. Hayes intends leaving for Hainestoday and will bring down a team of horses be-j longing to the commission on the City I of Seattle. Solons Visit Beautiful Taku : ! ' Many members of the legislature from each house and other invited guests enjoyed the hospitality of Man ager E. J. Margerie of the Juneau Ferry and Navigation company yes terday in a most delightful excursion to beautiful Taku glacier. The trip was made on the new ferry boat Amy which has not yet ben placed in com mission on her regular duty. The day was ideal, clear and sun nil all the way and without a ripple on the inland sea. The run was made in good time. The space immediately in front of the impressive pile of blue ice of Ta ku was filled with floating ce but the atmosphere was clear. Captain Wal do States pushed the little craft up close, and splendid views were ob tained. A moving picture outfit was on hand and several excellent films were obtained of the great glacier in action. The journey might be made to Taku a hundred successive times and not with so many favorable conditions as prevailed yesterday for the purpose of getting good photographs of the magnificent river of ice. SEC. BRYAN ACCEPTS MINISTER'S RESIGNATION WASHINGTON, April 28. ? Secre i tary of State William Jennings Bry> , an accepted the resignation of Hor ace G. Knowles, of Delaware, as min ister to the Republic of Bolivia. McChesney Will Lose His Foot VALDEZ, Apri 1 2X. Robert J. Mc Chesny, the well known Northern newspaperman, was brought to Val (Iesc from Port Wells this morning with a crushed foot that will have to be amputated. McChesney had fallen a tree. The falling tre shot backward and pinned his ankle between the tree just cut and a standing tree. It took William Connely and Dick Rogers, his partners, an hour to release him from the trap in which he was caught. Then they lowered him 200 feet down the mountain side to their camp. It re quired all the afternoon to take him to the beach where they took a boat, rowed all night and the following day to Golden, a distance of 64 miles. Here the injured man was transferred to the Mrighton which came at top speed from Valdez. There is absolutely no hope that the foot can be saved. MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT GOING ON AT THE ORPHEUM Bathe's Weekly was a very inter esting feature of the Orpheum show last night, affording glimpses of the unveiling of a statute of Stonewall Jackson, the annual regatta between ; Harvard and Yale, the Democratic j convention at Baltimore, the ba'.ttle i between the New York Giants and Philadelphia. The Beast at Bay one of those convict pictures that do not meet with much favor. Max Sets the Fashion, is a comical burlesque. After the refard is a wholesome and enjoyable comedy. The same pro fram Is on tonight. Dickens' great American novel Mar tin Chuzzlewit will be presented as dramatized on Tuesday and Wednes day nights. This piece requires three long reels and should give a compre hensive presentation of the very in teresting story. Lovers of good drama who did not have an opportunity to see Mary Garden as Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair will get one more chance on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Mr. Splckett has been pursunded to repeat the 3-piece film on these nights along with the Dickens' masterpiece. The house should he crowded. PASSENGERS ARRIVING ON THE SAMPSON The Admiral Sampson arrived from the Westward this morning with a large list enroute to the Outside and the following passengers for Juneau: John Froney, Gus Revalon and wife, G. R. Rosenblatt and wife, E. 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