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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
vol ?> NO 152. JUNEAU, ALASKA, gATURDAY, MAY 3, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS Elks' Days of '97 Carnival Was Phenomina! Success "A Joyful Time," spelled iiv hand-1 set, double-spaced capitals is the only 1 fitting was of expressing the unpre cedented success attending the eve ning that Juneau Klkdotn gave last night in honor of the members of the tirst Alaska Legislature. The enter tainment, a feature hall, was a vivid reproduction of the palmy days of *97 98. Juneau went mad and revelled in the delirium of the carnival spirit for several hours. Miss Irene Smith secured the la dies prize of a beautiful piece of cut glass for $241. 700 and the gentle man winning the beautiful umbrella paid for it $220,200 all in the "bull con coin" of Klkdotn which was the cur rency used iti the mad fever of "buck ing the tiger." fitting way of expressing the eve ing the tiger." Miss Smith won the money at the faro bank. The men's prize was won by Henry Duseldorf. All the while the games were | thronged with excited players and watchers, the center of the large audi- j torium was given over to the dancers. Waltzes and two-steps followed each other in rapid succession. Old timers who had been through the exciting days of Skagway. Dawson. Nome and Fairbanks, were amazed at the real istic reproduction of the glory of the past. The younger set. never having witnessed anything like it. entered in to the spirit of the occasion thorough ly enjoyed every moment of the time Strange sights were witnessed. Two prominent Senators made up as "swampers" or porters, swept sawdust back from the dance floor to the area surrounding the gambling tables. Prominent business of Juneau sat be hind roulette wheel, black jack, or faro table and dealt as professionals were wont to do. Play cards lacked on the walls back of the games an nounced that checks were $100 per i stack and that the ceiling was the limit. Down one end of the large hall a bur had been set up and a sign an nounced that the "Bucket of Blood" sold drinks at $50 per glass. Each lady partner was promptly handed half of each purchase price to add toward her accumulations for the grand prize. Gentleman were prompt in handing over to lady partners the share that: would have been hers if they went to the bar at such times when the usual promenade was not made. While the tloor was crowded most of the time, the games seemed to have a distinct fascination for the fair ones. Betting like a road agent was in vogue, das. Barragnr. who had charge of one roulette wheel, went broke, and some body asked if his tab was good for twenty thousand dollars?it was. Isa Goldstein, who had charge of an other wheel ran a brace game, and slipped things over occasionally, if a cheechaco dropped a hundred on a lucky number. Isa would pay all right even money and let it go at that. In this way enough currency could be secured to keep the doorman sup plied who was called upon to give up to those who had gone broke and made entty on various and sundry occasions! in order to get more money with which to "buck" the games. Some of; the boys made as many as ten trips through the portals in attempts to! get enough coin to break the banks. Senator Freeding, of Nome, was togged out in fur parka and deer skin mukluks. He carried a large poke i of "phony dust" and bet the faro bank to a standstill but did not win, at that. Robbery at Early Hour Startles Denizens There was a realistic touch pulled | off in Juneau last night. "Butch" .Moore's lunch wagon was robbed at the corner of Front street and Seward shortly after two o'clock this morn ing. This lunch wagon is a new in novation in the Capital City streets and was given its first tryout as a business venture las- evening. Quite a number were congregated around the novel rig at an early hour eating "hot dogs" and cofTee. Sud-! denlv there was an explosion ? the! gasoline stove had blown up. "Butch" ? was greatly agitated and in order to i soothe his excited nerves sought an emporium where soothing potions are dispensed. When he returned and at tempted to make change for a patron the discovery was made that some per son or persons, as yet unknown, had taken the cash register (an old china sugar howl) with all of the cash as-; sets, amounting to $05.00. Great excitement prevailed for a! time but as yet no arrests have been ' made and local police circles are up j in the air. CHENEY RETURNS AND IS HAPPY Z. R. Cheney, the Juneau lawyer and Democratic member of the Nation al Committee for Alaska, and Mrs. Cheney arrived on the Mariposa last' night after an absence from Alaska of nearly three months. Mr. Cheney spent most of the time during his ab sence at Washington and Mrs. Cheney visited relatives and friends in Michi gan. Mr. Cheney, uho was a witness to the inauguration of President Wood row Wilson, comes back highly en-, couraged over the outlook for Alaska legislation at the national capital, and convinced that the policy of the new administration, when worked out, will i mean many great things for Alaska. Mr. Cheney was ill for a part of the, time that he was in the Hast, and un der went an operation for appendici tis at Baltimore. His recovery after the operation was rapid. The confirmation of the Alaska ap pointments of President Wilson by the United States Senate, is but a matter of time, said Mr. Cheney. Ma jor Strong and all the other appointees will be confirmed as soon as the Sen ate committees report and there is an executive session. He thinks this probably occurred yesterday. Major Strong had been ill. Mr. Che ney said, but his physicians thought he would be able to travel within a few days after Mr. Cheney left. It was the intention of Major and Mrs. Strong to reach Seattle in time to catch one of the boats sailing from there about May 5th, when Mr. Che ney last saw them. He believes now that to be out of the question. Mr. Cheney thinks the general situa tion is such that all Alaskans should be happy. For home-made pastry and best coffee go to "U and I" Lunch Room. SHOUP TO TAKE CHARGE Of BARRACKS! Representative Arthur G. Shoup, of Sitka, has been authorized by Gov. Walter E. Clark to receipt for the: marine barracks at Sitka in the name of the Governor of Alaska. The re ceipt will be given to the Navy De partment which has turned them over to the Interior Department. The latter department named the Governar of Alaska as the custodian of the prop erty. While the Governor of Alaska will take over the buildings at once, they will not be utilized as a home for in digent miners and prospectors in Alaska until July 4th. On that day the law creating the home, for which the marine barracks have been turned over to the Governor of Alaska, will go into effect. "There was method in my fixing the 4th of July as the day upon which the indigent miners' bill should go in to effect. I wanted the inauguration of the home to be a part of the Inde pendence Day celebration. Of course, the Governor of Alaskas, as the head I of the commission and the custod ian of the buildings, will have to be there, and we will make him the ora tor of the day. That will be a big card in our program for the celebra tion that we propose to have." Mr. Shoup will take up the matter of preparing the marine barracks for the new use to which they are to be put with Gov. J. P. A. Strong soon af ter the latter's arrival from Washing ton and his inauguration. Ed Heppenstall, mining partner of Speaker' Collins of the House of Rep resentatives, will leave for Skagway on the Spokane this afternoon enroute to Gibbon and will wait for advices about proceeding to the Koyukuk where they have some mining inter ests. LEGISLATORS BEGIN LEAVING TOWN Senator J. M. Tanner, of Skagway; Senator D. A. Sutherland, of liuby, and Representative Dan Driscoll, of Fairbanks, left on the Mariposa last night for Skagway. Senator Tanner was accompanied by Mrs. Tanner, who has been at Juneau with the Sena tor for the last several weeks. Pres ident L. V. Ray, of the Senate, left on the Mariposa for his home at Sew ard and Representative H. B. Ingram, of Valdez, left on the same boat for bis home. Senator Henry Roden. of Iditarod. and Representative William T. Burns, of Fairbanks, will leave for Skagway on the Spokane today. Senator Tanner and the members from the 3rd and 4th divisions were the first of the legislative mem bers to get out of the city. Senator Tanner will be at home, of course, when they reach Skagway, but the others of the departing members will have just got started on their journ eys. Those from the Interior will go to Lower La Barge where they will catch the first boats sailing from that place for Dawson and Lower Yukon points. Senators Elwood Brunor and Con rad Freeding, of Nome, and Senator B. F. Millard, of Valdez, and Speaker E. B. Collins, of Fairbanks, and Rep resentative Dr. F. M. Boyle, of Val dez; Milo Kelly, of Knik; Frank A. Aldrich, and Charles D. Jones, of Nome, and J. C. Kennedy, of Candle, will leave for the South on the Spo kane, tomorrow. Mrs. Millard will ac company the Senator. Representative Thomas Gaffney, of Nome, will remain at Juneau for a few days, at least. He is waiting for the sailing of the first boats for,Nome, and says he would sooner spend the time at Juneau than at Seattle. Representative Robert D. Gray, of Katalla, is still at Juneau and will re main here until the departure of the Admiral Sampson for the Westward, when he will sail for hia home. Representatives Arthur G. Choup. of Sitka, and Charles E. ingersoll, of K< tchikan, are aLo still in Juneau, "r. Shoup will leave for his home to morrow morning on the eGorgia and .Mr Ingersoll will go on the first boat leaving for Ketchikan. GOOD FEELING PREVAILED ALWAYS One of the feaures of the session of the Alaska Legislature that terminat ed in Juneau this week was the har mony that has existed among the members. When the day adjournment came there was not the slightest ill feeling nor a sore spot in evidence anywhere. There were differences of opinion at times, of course, as there always *is where men meet to consid er matters of importance, but they were discussed by men that are big and broad, and none questioned the motives of those that disagreed with him. Speaking of this phase of the legis lature yesterday. President L. V. Itay, of the Senate said: "The memories of Alaska's lirst legislature will always be pleasant to me and I believe they will be to all the members. There is and has been throughout the session the best of feeling among the members, and I be lieve that the session closed with ev ery member the friend of every other member. "No body of men ever gave more conscientious service to a public trust that has been given by the Senators and Representatives of Alaska's first legislative assembly. I do not believe there was a single member that did 1 not always do what his judgment and conscience told him was the proper thing to do, and I do not believe there is a member that does not feel that way about all the other members." MR. AND MRS. FRANK A BOYLE "ARRIVED IN JUNEAU Receiver Frank A. Boyle, of the lo cal land ofllce, accompanied by Mrs. Boyle returned on the Mariposa. Mr. Boyle was called East for the Frost trial in Chicago, leaving Juneau Jan uary 24 in order to be there by Feb ruary 17. The case was postponed un til March 5 and lasted until April 14. Mr. Boyle said that he was glad to get back. This is Mrs. Boyle's first visit to Alaska and sthe expressed herself as being delighted with the trip up to Juneau. They have moved into one of the Malony cottages on Fifth street. C. W. Bowles, head of the Bowles Company, one of Seattle's big whole sale houses, is in Juneau and will re main here for a week or more looking this field over. George F. Forrest has been showing him about Juneau and introducing him to the business men of the city. United States Cable Line I Is Working Once More! The United Suites cable line came up this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The repairs to the line were completed by the cableship Burnfiido at that hour. The line has been so busy with com I mercial messages, however, that no ^ press dispatches have been received, and probably will not be in time to ap pear in The Umpire this evening. The Canadian line has been down ever since yesterday morning. Water Works To Grow With City R. F. Lewis, ol* Oakland, Cal., and. head of the Juneau Water Company,' is in the city, having arrived on the Mariposa yesterday Mr. Lewis is here in connection wijth the water com pany, which will improve its service "We understand," said Mr. Lewis, today, "that Juneau is growing and will continue to grow, and that will necessitate continued and constant ex pansion on the part of our company. We will meet all the requirements of the increased growth of this city, and will try, as we have tried in the past, to be ahead of the times rather than behind them. a "One of the improvements that al ready has been determined upon is the extension of the Franklin street main so ;ls to give a better water front" service, particularly down to ward the sawmill and beyond where there iias been a growth of popula tion. "Wo will also extend the service out in the Gold eBlt addition in the vi cinity of the Governor's House, and any other section of the town where there has been growth." .Mr. Lewis will leave for Oakland again in about ten days, but lie will return to Juneau later in the summer and spend some time here. Mr. Lewis was formerly a resident of Juneau, and afterward of Iditurod, where he practiced law. Ho has railed Oakland his home, however, for the iast ten years. ************ * * * ANTI-ALIEN BILL PASSES * * . ? * * SACRAMENTO, Calif. May 3 * * ?The administration anti-alien * * landholding bill passed the Sen- * * ate at one o'clock this morn- * * ing. * * * * -WASHINGTON. May. 3. It * * is learned that the Webb bill * passed by the Califronia leg- * * islature is not satisfactory to * Japan. * * SACRAMENTO, May 3. Sec * rotary Bryan has asked Gov. * Johnson and both houses of the * legislature to meet him in an * other conference. * *********** CURACAO REPORTED ASHORE AT FISH EG According to news brought to . neau by the Mariposa the Curacao \\ ashore at Fish Kgg, on the lower e of Prince of Wales island, when t M: riposa v as at Ketchikan. The M i*'Osa j'.(tived the news bj wlrel directly from the Curacao. It v ? tated 'at the ship wis sage a would be floated at the high ti Tie ( u'.acao was South o ?uiitS ?!. she snuck the beach. Howard Ewing, agent of the nac C ast Stumship Compaiv, said '?av le had heard Holding of acci'mit. He said, howve", tliat had hrsr.d a rumor that the Curat had touched the beacli, but was again and on her way south. COMMITTEEMAN CHENEY HOLDS DEMOCRATIC LOVEFEA A number of the Democratic me bers of the legislature and local Dr ocrats of importance were today \ iting with National Committeeman R. Cheney at his downtown ofllc-. Everthing looks bright for the hi cess of the national administratis and Alaska Democrats are greatly e;] couraged with the outlook at home.. SUIT TO QUIET TITLE ON FRANKLIN ST. PROPER1> Lucy Lindeman vs. Jinunie You is the title of an action tiled with t? district court clerk today. The s Ls brought to quiet title to a tract J land immediately southeast of tl "Chief Johnson House," 100 feet I width and fronting on Franklin strfl by 200 feet in length extending up t hill. Both parties to the suit are dians. John G. Heid appears as torney for plaintiff. SEVEN GOOD LOTS ? FOR SA L E ? 1 have seven choice business ; residence lots for sale, some of tl on good terms and some for cj These lots are all located In the t residence and business district of neau, and are worth today 25r/, ir than is being asked for tlfera, will be worth double in twelve mori Anyone looking for good investm in real estate will do well to call . phone No. 3-4 or 5-2. GEO. F. FORREST, Agt. I MARIPOSA HAS HEAVY PASSENGER LIST The Mariposa arrived shortly before seven o'clock last evening enroute to the Westward via Sltagway with the following passengers aboard: For Juneau - ('has. Smith, E. H. Hanemeyer, Mrs. M. Colo, Miss C. Williams, Miss E. Cole, Z. it. Cheney, Mrs. Z. It. Cheney, A. Ziegler. Miss L. risho.i. Judge It. A. Ballinger. It. K F. Lewis. A. Fairchild, F. ?a le, H. h L le J II. is. ry, sn, IT. I A. G. ar m, It. E. E. J. 111 rs. J. is. A in f if e r r / Mexican Situation Is Worrying Government WASHINGTON, April 29.?Although i the anti-Japanese land laws in Call-1 fornia are more spectacular and more in the public eye, the revolutionary ! situation in Mexico is causing the new i administration far more worry and concern that any other foreign situ-J ation. If the Wilson administration is com pelled to intervene when the Huerta government fails, as it seems bound | to do, Hie program of domestic re^ form mapped out for it will be side tracked for the time being and the task which the President has made his goal may fall of being accom plished. it Is certain that a war is the last thing that President Wilson and Secretary of State Bryan want, but their brusque eradication of all dollar diplomacy in the foreign rela tions of the United States is the first step in withdrawing the nation from | all entangling alliances and complica tions abroad. Mexico is again in revolutionary j turmoil. The Carranza insurrectOB, who have taken it upon themselves to avenge Madero and the overthrow of the present government, have gained control of the northern part of Mexico and are rapidly spreading their forces. Muerta has no strong grip on any part of the country save that surrounding the capital, and Is de pending mainly on his reputation 'or cruelty and ruthless action to sup press rebelion. As long as the United States with holds recognition from the Huerta gov ernment, Mexico cannot float a much needed loan to enable her either to pay her troops or carry on other ex pensive projects. The United States will not grant recognition until the coming elections are held. The last thing wished for by the state department at this time, however is the overthrow of the Huerta gov ernment since it will throw Mexico In to a state of anarchy and chaos, that would, it is believed, force the Unit ed States to intervene. REFERENDUM VOTE I HAS BEEN CALLED The school board appeared before j the city council and was authorized to purchase the remainder of the block j needed for the erection of the new school building. It. P. Lewis, head of the Juneau Water Company appeared' before the city council last night and informed that body that his company would extend the new ten-inch main | down as far as the Worthen lumber mills at once. The city clerk was in structed to advertise for bids for L'40, 000 feet of lumber for street planking to repair and pave streets. The city council authorized a referendum elec tion to decide the question of con-1 detuning property for the straighten ing street lines at the intersection of Front and Franklin streets. These are the main features that were decided upon at last night's j council meeting. The proposition of buying the additional property for school purposes has been agitated for some time and the people are pretty well informed on that subject. The news that the large water main is to be extended is confirmation of the plan outlined by ex-Mayor Mishop several months ago. The lumber or dered for paving the streets would in- J dicate that planking is to be used ex-j tensively for some time. The referendum vote on the propo-J sition to condemn property for the! straightening street lines at Front | and Franklin streets is proof that, the new administration is living up to its; declaration to submit questions of great importance to the people for rat ification before committing the city.: This vote will decide the controversy between .Mr. Valentine and the city over the disputed corner. There was some routine business transacted. The petition of C. K. For ner for a franchise over the streets of Juneau for an electric car line, was laid on the table. A petition was received from Wire less Operator .Miller to use a part of the land in the cemetery for garden ing puropses. The meeting adjourned to Friday j evening, May 9. ONE GOOD RESULT OE THE SESSION "On of the best things accomplished by the session of the Legislature that has just come to an end," said Speak er Collins today, "has been the ce menting into closer union the people j of the various sections of the dis-1 trict. Those residing in the different J Divisions of the Territory will have a clearer comprehension of the other sections of the Territory and they will understand the people that reside in them better because Of the fact that a Legislature made up of . residents of the whole Territory has been in session and considering the needs of all sections. "That means a whole lot more than its mere statement might signify to one that does not give it considera tion. The thing that is required by Alaska above anything else is co-op eration in working out Alaska prob lems. "The government of this Territory is a big thing and must be undertak en and worked out along broad lines. That makes consultation and team work necessary. The members of the legislature have worked along these lines, and they have laid the founda tion for more and better work along the same lines in the future." IRISH BEGINS MAKING ASSESSMENTS W. C. Irish, city assessor is active ly at work listing assessable, real and personal property within the munici pal limits of the city of Juneau and fix ing the values on them for the purpose of taxation. There will be a marked increase in the totals when the as sessment rolls shall have been com pleted. The Gold Belt addition to the city and the Pacific ('oast Company's water front property have been plat ted into town lots since the last as sessment was made, and they will be listed this year as lots and blocks and assessed in accordance with their val ues as such. That will add to the to tals of the .rolls, and there will be a tendency to raise values to keep up, in part, with the increase in real es tate values. .Mr. Irish has been working a week or more at the office of United States Commissioner and Recorder Grover C. Winn where ho has been listing the new transfers of real estate and se curing a complete list of the lots and blocks in the city. EXPLOSION AT POWER PLANT INJURES LARRY M'KECHNIE There was an explosion at the plant of the Alaska Light and Power Com- . pany about eight o'clock last night In which Larry McKechie, the engineer, was painfully though not dangerous ly injured. The plant uses fuel oil and this is the cause of the explosion. McKechnie suffered several severe burns on his face and hands and last night was suffering from shock. Dr. Sloanc was called and the injured man received immediate attention. This morning he is reported as rest ing easy and it is expected that he will be about once more within the next few days. McKechnie is very popular in Ju neau and news of the accident has caused considerable anxiety among his many friends. PASSENGERS LEAVING ON THE MARIPOSA Passengers leaving on the Marl i posa last night from Juneau were ub ; follows: For Skagway?Julius Woun berg, J. M. Tanner and wife, Dan Dris coll, Dan Sutherland, M. L. Tatum; for Seward?L. V. Ray and wife, I. A. McDowell: for Cordova?W. A. Hes se, W. E. Cathcart: for Valdez?H. B. Ingram, Hugo Fels, H. P. Corser. P. T. Itowe, Clinton Egan, and E. Robert son. SEATTLE DENTIST IS IN JUNEAU Dr. Charles H. Wharton, one of the leading dentists of Seattle, is a Ju neau visitor. He will leave within a day or two for Dawson and the Yu kon where he is interested in mining properties. Dr. Wharton is an old time resident of the North. He prac ticed his profession as a dentist at Dawson during the palmy days of that city's history. ORDINATION SERVICES HERE MAY 20TH Bishop P. T. Rowe will hold ordina tion services at Juneau May :20th, j when George E. Howard, of Sitka, who has been serving as secretary to the Bishop for several years, will bo or dained as a deacon. Bishop Rowe accompanied by Rev. H. P. Corser, of Wrangell, left for the Westward on the Marpisoa last night.