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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 2.. NO. 154 JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, MAY 6, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS MONTENEGRO RULER TO ABDICATE Death Sweeping Through Hoonah Indian Settlement Pneumonia and whooping cough are sweeping death through the Indian community of lioonah. Pneumonia is carrying off the adults while a viru lent form of whooping cough is spread ing death among the children. There were twelve deaths in Hoonah during the past month and the end is not yet. Much illness still prevails. But the worst seems to be no relief in sight. This condition is reported by Henry Moses, the well known fur buyer, who returned from Hoonuh on tlie Vesta last night. Mr. Moses reports that the Indians are dying like sheep in the shambles from the ravages of pneu-, monia and whooping cough because there are no medicinal remedies to be had in the community. There is no j doctor located at that place and even the simple remedies are not carried by the general merchandise stores on account of the inhibitive license tax for handling patented medicines. Judge Ballinger Likes Outlook Judge Ballinger is highly pleased with the evidence that seems to abound that at last there is a pros pect for the speedy development of Alaska. He warmly commends the administration for the appointment of Major J. F. A. Strong to be Governor of the Territory, and of Robt. \V. Jen nings to be Judge of the United States District Court for the First Judicial Division. Judge Ballinger and Judge Jennings were fellow townsmen in the early 90's at Fort Town send. Washington, and were successful can didates for office at the same election in 1892. Judge Ballinger was elected Superior Court Judge on the Repub lican ticket and Judge Jennings was elected Prosecuting Attorney on the Democratic ticket. Judge Ballinger. was one of the very few Republicans to be successful at the election, as that was a Democratic year in Jeff erson County. Later Judge Jennings came to Alaska and Judge Ballinger moved to Seattle, where he was elect ed Mayor in 1904, and from where he! was appointed commissioner of the, General Land Office and Secretary of j the Interior. MACHINERY HUMMING AT JUALIN MINES L. ('. Cherry, cashier ot" the Algun-; ican Development Company arrived in Juneau on the Georgia Saturday night j and will remain here for severl days. Things are moving all right at the Jualin mine according to .Mr. Cherry. The new Joshua Hendy compressor is now set up and at work, having started April ill*. The mine is being pumped out and should be dry by this evening. As soon as this has been ac complished the work of retimbering the shaft will be started. It is planned to start new work in the mine as soon as the shaft is in condition There will be drifts extended and new ones started: the shaft sunk deeper and lots of ore blocked out ready for mining and hoisting. The new compressor is a dandy. Mr. Cherry says, and moves very safely! on the splendid concrete base upon | which it is set. This foundation is said to be the best in Alaska Water power is used to develop the energy. The air is piped from the power house to the mine where it is utilized as motive power for pumps and machine drills. The I.overaa is a strictly high-grade, clear Havana cigar. *?* MRS. ZOBELOFF TAKEN TO ST. ANN'S HOSPITAL Mrs. Olga Zobeloff was brought to Juneau on the launch Pioneer from Hooz-Noo-Hoo early Monday morning! suffering from dropsy. The Burford! automobile met the boat and con veyed the patient to St. Ann's hos pital. Mrs. Zobeloff is resting quite comfortably today. Dr. Sloane is in attendance. GOV. WALTER E. CLARK ENTERTAINS AT DINNER Gov. and Mrs. Walter E. Clark had as dinner guests last night at the Gov ernor's House Lieut, and Mrs. Potter, of Fort William H. Seward. Mrs. R. A. Kinzie. of Treadwell. and former Secretary of the Interior R. A. Ballin ger. of Seattle. After the dinner the Governor and Mrs. Clark gave a dance for the young society people of Ju neau that was attended by about two score of the younger set. SCANDINAVIAN GROCERY?Opp. City dock; just opened; fresh stock. MILLS GRINDING DIAMOND DUST "Play ball." Tom itadouich was at the meeting last night chosen mana-1 ger once again for the Juneau base ball club. This is no surprise. Tom has already arranged for a game with the Tread well team to be played next Sunday?probably on the Douglas grounds. In the meantime Tote will be cut in that persuasive way of his' getting everybody interested in the team. The lineup of Juneau's ciub has not yet been decided upon. As told; in The Empire at a former meetingi a committee of hardened old fans con sisting of J. C. McBride. James Bar ragar. and Harry J. Fisher, have been chosen as censors. No phony artist can get his name engrossed on the town club roll?he must deliver the goods who would represent Juneau in a matter of baseball importance. Putting Grounds in Shape. Just on a matter of physical culture training, the old-new manager and his assistant Kd Trontow will try and get the boys out on the grounds every night to exercise ? cleaning up the grounds; filling holes; sweeping off bad pebbles and little things like that. The reason that the first game is to be played in Douglas is because the home grounds are in such disreput able condition. Sawyers vs. Lawyers. I'hylo J. Cleveland, one of Juneau's representative wood butchers, has it all doped out that the mechanics of Juneau, especially carpeuters, have about the brightest baseball talent on Gastineau channel. Phylo is around looking for an opportunity to Ineak into the excitement. While men who push handsaws are known for their ability in the great sport, it is not dis puted that other men with mechani cally trained eye know how to swat ( the ball on the nose and to judge the proper angle of bounding ball. With these facts it is decided that anyone who earns his living through honest toil as all mechanics do is eligible*. The team when complete would like to play an aggregation composed of men in professional life?lawyers pre ferred, if a team composed of legal training can be herded together in a town roundup. If the lawyers fail then desk men in any sort of bus iness will do. Miners vs. Merchants. Ever since the Gastineau Terriers put it all over the C. \V. Young Tigers and the latter came out witn the sweetly worded acknowledgement of the former's superior playing, there has been a growing belief that a re turn game would be played at uo dis tant future day. Mayor Carter's po lite note as manager of the aggre gation representing the mercantile es tablishment clearly expressed the hope that a return game would be gi\en them. Mr. Reedy has not yet an swered the note, at least not public ly. Reedy is somewhat of a seer and he may have a premonition that the pitcher may go to the well once too often. But the Juneau public is clam oring for another game ? shall the clamor be in vain? Every thing that will plea^ a amok er may be found at BUKFOKL) S PIONEERS OF ALASKA MEET TUESDAY NIGHT Pioneers of Alaska, Igloo No. 6, will meet Tuesday night. May 6, in Odd Fellows' hall at 8 o'clock. All visit ing members invited to be present. ?5-5-2t. J. T. MARTIN, Pres. HUNTERS AND TRAPPERS:? Highest cash price paid for all kinds of raw furs at Will's store. 4-7-tf. Oyster-lovers, go to "U and I" Lunch Room. 4-14-lm. A complete line of iobacco lars and pipe racks at BURFORD8. ALASKA BORN SON Of PIONEER PASSES ON George Knudson, aged 15 years, be loved son of Thomas Kuudson, died at J o'clock this morning at the farm home of his father, Mendeuhall, after an illness of two weeks. Death re sulted from pneumonia contracted through an attack of measles. The body was brought to town by C. J. Skuse, one of the neighbors and is at the parlors of the C. W. Young un dertaking establishment. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at two o'clock from the Presbyterian church. Two brothers and two sisters of the deecased are still ill and require the constant attention of their father. .Mrs. Knudson died about a year ago. George Knudson was born on the farm which his father took up nearly 20 years ago. Here he attended school and put in the greater part of his brief life. He was universally loved on ac count of his happy disposition and many estimable qualities. His death is a distinct shock to the people of Juneau and other Gastineau channel towns where he was well known. Many have given voice to expressions of sympathy for the bereaved family. CHANGES IN THE GOLDSTEIN STORES Alvin Goldstein will be in charge of the grocery department of the Gold stein stores beginning tomorrow morn ing. Leon Frieman has accepted a position with the establishment, and will be employed in the grocery de partment. PRAISE FOR ALAKA'S FIRST LEGISLATURE If every principality and power went after white slavers as viciously as did the legislature of Alaska, that is one form of evil which would be quickly remedied. Alaskans are not long on "blue laws," such as Lord Day's acts and other legislation that makes it an offense for a man to kiss his wife on Sunday, but when it comes to legislat ing for the suppression of real vice, they are there with bells. ? White horse Star. CORR GETS RIG VERDICT J. H. Cobb, the well known Juneau lawyer, secured a verdict of $20,000 for Mrs. J. T. Reed against the Cop per River & Northwestern railway la^t week. Mrs. Reed's husband was killed in a railway accident on the line of the Copper river road a year ago last winter. TO VOTE ON VALENTINE CONDEMNATION The City Council, at its last regular meeting, decided to submit to an in formal vote of the people of Juneau, the controversy over the question of the street line on the south side of Front street. The council has been petitioned by merchants and property owners in the vicinity of the disputed line, and else where in Juneau, to straighten the street and establish the street line to conform to the line as now built up on by the C. W. Young Company, the Alaska Grill, and Shattuck & Com pany, and carry the street through on the same line to the intersection of Front with Franklin street. It is the intention of the City Coun cil to ask the expression of the opin ion of the people of Juneau on this question on next Thursday. May 10th. A full statement of the way in which this will be done will be given out later, but general}* the plan wlli be that the City Clerk will remain at tire Council Chambers throughout practi cally the whole of the day, and citi zens can call at the Council Chambers and express their wish, either that r e street line be established as proposed, or that a line be established that will allow the property owners on Front and Franklin streets to come out u a line with the Valentine building. Path of Least Resistance. "Don you believe in telepathy?" "Yes." "Have you had any experience in that line?" "No. But I'd rather say I believe it than invite some enthusiast on the subject to give me an argument about it." FEMMER & HITTER See this firm for all kinds of dray ing and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. Coal delivered promptly. Femmer & Hit ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone 314. Residence pboneB 402 or 403. ? ??? English Speaking People Plan Peace Celebration NEW YORK, May C. ? Delegates from vurious parts of the United I States, Great Britain, Canada, New| Foundland, Australia and South Africa met here this morning in conference I to make plans for the celebration of1 the centeniary of the peace treaty I that was signed at Ghent December! 14, 1S14. The celebration will take j place at Ghent, and will mark the com pletion of 100 years of peace between the two great English speaking na tions. The peace treaty at Ghent ter minated the War of 1812. The delegates to the conference were welcomed by Mayor William J. Gaynor in the room in which the first American Congress under the Consti tution convened in 1789. WILL LOOK INTO WAGE REDUCTION WASHINGTON, May 0.?Secretary of Commerce William C. Redfleld an nounced this morniug that if there should he reductions in wages follow ing the enforcement of the new tariff bill that the Department of Commerce will investigate them and determine whether or not they were made in good faith for the purpose of reduc ing the cost of production made neces sary by the tariff bill or for the pur pose of discrediting the measure. LABOR LEADERS ARE GUILTY WASHINGTON, May 6.?The Dis trict Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction in the lower court of Sam uol Gompers, head of federated lahor, and John Mitchell, and Morrison Gompers will now have to serve JO days in jail and Mitchell and Morrison will have to pay fines of $500 each. SEATTLE WIDOW IS ASSASSINATED SEATTLE, May fc?Mrs. V. S. Si inonson, a widow of this city, was fa tally stabbed last night by Thomas Tellefsen, a rejected suitor. The lat ter atempted to take his own life. JACK JOHNSON IS ON TRIAL CHICAGO, May t!. ? The trial of Jack Johnson, heavyweight prize fight er, charged with violating the Mann | white slave act. was begun this morn ing. The public has been barred from attendance. Other charges are pend ing against the big fighter and they will be tried as soon as the case now being heard shall have been disposed of. i FORMER ALASKAN GETS COMMISSION LONDON. April 14.? Wilson Miz ner of New York, was called in to write a new revue for the London ap era house today in order to infuse hu mor and life Into the work. He will be obliged to go right at the task, as the revue is to be producer on April 19.?London dispatch in New York Sun. The Lovera Monarch is the popu-; lar bit size. ??? } NEW LIGHTING PLANT ON THE NORTHLAND A new lighting plant has been In stalled on the Northland, of the Northland Steamship Company. The sailing of the ship on her last trip to the North was delayed at Seattle on account of the time required to install the plant. For home-made pastry and best coffee go to "U and I" Lunch Room. ************ * * * ELKS, ATTENTION * * * * Regular meeting of Juneau * * Lodge No. 420, B. P. O. Elks. * * Wednesday evening, May 7. * * * N. L. BURTON, E.R * * E. C. JAMESON. Sec. * * ?2t.? * ************ Smoke a Lovera. The most popu lar, clear Havana cigar. *** NOTICE FOR BIDS. Bids for painting the Decker build ing, Juneau. Alaska, two coats of pure lead, any color, will be received at the office of B. M. Behrends Company, Inc., up to 10:00 p. m., Saturday, May 10th. We reserve the right to reject any and all bids. 5-5-6t. B. M. BEHRENDS COMPANY. Inc. THINGS NORMAL AGAIN AT DAYTON DAYTON, May 6.?Condition# are normal again at this place. Martini law was suspended yesterday, and the various county and municipal olllcers have resumed the management of af fairs. EIRST HEAT WAVE STRIKES THE EAST CLEVELAND, O., May 6.?A hot wave is now sweeping over this sec tion of the country. Three deaths were reported at Cleveland yesterday on account of the heat. NEW DREDGER CO. FOR SEWARD PENINSULA C'ol. J. I'. Grant, of London and New York, financier and promoter, arrived in Seattle after his sixty-eighth trip across the Atlantic, bringing the an nouncement that he had been author ized by one of the biggest dredging companies in England to put a $250, 000 dredger on the property of Capt. E. \V. Johnston at Nome. Col. Grant, who is a guest at the Savoy hotel, held a conference with Capt. Johnston, and will spend several days in Seattle before leaving for London to return again some time in June ready to finance other Alaska ventures. "Seattle is rated high in London ana on the continent," said Col. Grant, "and now that the Balkan troubles are virtually settled and there is again an era of peace in Europe I predict that the Pacific Coast will not be long ' in need of capital with which to pros ecute new enterprises. "With your national election over and the results discounted, 1 look for ! a revival on the Pacific Coast such i as has never been known in its his tory." Col. Grant further said that the cam paign in behalf of Alaska development has not alone extended to the Atlan tic seaboard, but was now being dis cussed throughout England, and that all that was needed was for the fed eral government to show a more friendly feeling for that territory, which, he said, he had been informed since his arrival in this country, had already been indicated by the present administration. With barriers in Alaska removed and the opening of the Panama canal, < Col. Grant said he looked forward to a business and commercial awaken ing that would startle the world.?Se attle Post-Intelligencer. ************ ? PERSONALS * ************ Captain A. Nilson, of the Dundas Bay Cannery, arrived from Hoonah with the Vesta last night which he has under charter. The Dundas Bay Can nery is being placed in condition for the season's work and will start up about May 25. George Welsh and wife left Sunday for a month's stay at the Sitka Hot Springs. Mrs. O'Neil, wife of Patrick O'Neil, the man who is driving the big Sheep creek tunnel, is a guest of the Occi dental. J. J. Daly, manager of the Fry Bruhn Company business at Ketchi kan, and a leading citizen of that town is a Juneau visitor. He will remain here for several days. King Nicholas Will Quit Montenegrin Throne FRANK FOR-ON-MAIN, May 6. ? King Nicholas will abdicate the throne of Montenegro in the near future. Of that there is no question according to information in the hands of the Constantinople correspondent of the Frankfurter Zietung, says that paper today. This is in accordance with a statement made by Nicholas a short time ago. He then declared that if Montenegro were compelled to give up Scutari that belongs to it by the rules of warfare and the law of nations that his throne meant nothing to him and that there was no way that he could serve his people better than by abdicating as a protest. Wilson Carefully Considering Japanese-California Affair WASHINGTON, May 6.?President Wilson refused to comment upon the California anti-alien legislation. He intimated, however, that befpre .May 13th, which is the last day on which Gov. JohnsonN can sign the bill, the administration will give some expres sion as to whether or not the bill is regarded as in contravention of the treaty between the United States and Japan. It is known that President Wilson is awaiting the return of Sec retary Bryan. The matter is receiv ing careful consideration from the government. , WASHINGTON. May 6.?Ambassa dur Chinda, of Japan, admit# that lie I has received .1 request from his gov jernment to make formal protest j against the enactment of the alien I law in California', hut that he will not j do so until the return of Secretary of I State Bryan from the West. SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 6.?Gov. Hiram Johnson has declared that he will not sign the alien bill until May 1.1th in order to give the government ample time to decide whether or not it is in violation of any of the treaty agreements with Japan or other coun tries. Regicide Ends his Own Life LONDON, May 6.?A dispatch from j Saloniki says Aleko Schinas the as-; sassin of King George of Greece, com mitted suicide. TAPT POR TUP UNDPRWOOD BILL NEW HAVEN. Conn., May 6. ? Former President William H. Taft, lecturing last night, declared that the Underwood tariff bill should be passed. He said "if we are to have free trade, let us have it. Let the members of the party that has al ways favored it vote for it. Let's try it. Free trade is entiled to a fair trial now." NO TEACHERS HAVE BEEN APPOINTED YET The school board has several names under consideration for positions as teachers in the Juneau public schools but as yet no appointments have been made. It is expected that within a few days announcements will be made as to the selections and appointments likely to be made. PREPARING FOR ACTIVE SEASON ON YUKON WHITEHORSE?May 3? Over two hundred men are now employed In the B. Y. N. shipyards of this place, many of the m on the two new steam ers for the lower Yukon route, 'he Alaska and Yukon, and others on steamers which ply on the Whitehorse Dawson route, the intention of Fore man Henderson being to launch ;he latter as soon as possible to get them out of the way for the new ones. Tuesday of this week a force of from 15 to 20 men was put to work quarrying the ice which is four feet thick, away from the ways, where they extend into the water. The Cas ca will be the first steamer put into the water and she will be launched some time next week, the other up per river boats following shortly. Foreman Henderson expects to have the Alaska ready for launching by the first of June and the Yukon ready fif teen days later. The new steamers are alike as two eggs and will be the most up-to-date craft ever seen on the lower Yukon. NEW YORK POLICEMEN SHOOT RAILWAY STRIKERS NEW YORK, May 3.?The police yesterday fired on 700 striking rail road laborers. Two of the laborers were killed. M. Mayer, a Seattle jewelry man, arrived in Juneau recently and is stopping at the Occidental. Will Entertain Alaska Legislators SEATTLE, May 6?The Arctic Club will entertain the members of the Alaska Legislature that are enroute to Seattle Thursday night. SUPERAGETTES RAID LONDON NEWSPAPER LONDON. May 6.?Suffragettes raid ed the offices and printing house of the London Daily Standard newspa per this morning and smashed up the furniture and other property. ANOTHER ALASKA PLAY GOES ON THE STAGE Mrs. Vashta Dalton. author of the play, "Frozen In", has booked her company for the Panama Pacific ex position, and in the meantime will go on the road for a tour of the country. If she does not secure a booking lo cally she has decided to go at once to New York. The play Is a twenty minute act, suitable for vaudeville. It was put on a few days ago before an audience mostly of Alaskans and vaudeville managers. The company, with three exceptions are Eskimos, among them Miss Columbia, well known in Seattle as the belle of the Eskimo village at the Alaska-Yukon Pacific Exposition. The scenic effects are the word of Ed. Leach. BRYCE LEAVES FOR HOME VIA ORIENT SAN FRANCISCO, May 5.?James Bryce, late British ambassador to the United States, sailed yesterday for his home by way of the Orient. He will make an extended visit to China, Jap an, the Philippines, India and other sections of Asia before reaching his home in England. Charles Eugene Carboneau, known in Dawson in the early days as "Count" Carboneau, is under arrest in France for selling worthless sh ?r.?s in a Mexican railroad. It Is said that the erstwhile "Count" had cleaned up $350,000 before he was nabbed by the French police. The police aver that they have other charges of fraud to press against Carboneau when they are through with those upon which he was arrested. Count Carboneau married while in Dawson Miss Bessie Mulrooney, who was proprietor of the Fairview hotel, the first good hostelry at the Klondike metropolis. Brief Interview "What's your idea of tariff reform?" "I'm in favor of it." "In what respect?" "I want the tariff reformed so that it will be more generous and kind to my particular constituents."