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
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
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
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
The Senate took a recess until 2
o'clock this afternon.
Afternoon Session ? Senate.
The Senate was called to order at i
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
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
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
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
DR. MOORE HERE
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
TWO QUIT RACE
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
| 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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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. Oath
cart, and Dr. I. H. Moore.
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