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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL II. NO If.tf. JUNEAU, ALASKA. WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS DICKESON FIGHTS NATIONAL ROAD Voting at Referendum Election is Very Light Apparently but very little interest is being taken in the referendum vole taken on the prposition submitted for an informal inquiry by the council in order to get the concensus of opinion relative to the straightening out of the stret lines at the intersection of' Front ami Franklin streets. Up to noon only sixty-five votes had been cast out of a registratiou of nearly 500. At three o'clock ouly twenty more had been added. It is expected that voting will be faster later in the day. This corner has been a bone or con tention for many years. The city council May 4. 1006. adopted ordi nance 60 which provided for the open ing. improving and establishing of permanent street lines and boundar-' ies for Front street to its intersection' with Franklin. The survey was I made by E. Davidson and cut through a portion of the Ashby prop erty where the Louvre is now located and through what is now the .Mode! restaurant and a portion of the new Valentine building now in process of erection. October 2, 11)08, the City i Council passed a resolution setliug the litigation which had arisen over the damages allowed for property taken and at the same time carried the adoption of ordinance No. 101 repeal ins Ordinance No. 00. Before the set tlement of the case, the courts had de cided in the city's favor. It is claimed that an ordinance to [ be effective must have four votes and i this ordinance. No. 101, repealing Or dinance No. 00. had but three votes, including Mayor Valentine's, accord ing to the records. The present proposal will be more comprehensive than the Duvidson sur vey in that it provides for changing the Franklin street lines to confront with the frontage established on the Jaeger and Clark properties. It will, if effective, widen Franklin street somew hat near the corner and remove the crazy angles formed by the junc tion of Front and Franklin streets by cuting Front street back to the line established by Davidson.. Regular Ball Season Opening The regular Town baseball club rep resenting Juneau for the seasou of iyi3 will make its debut next Sun day afternon at two o'clock in a game with Treadwell 011 the Juneau grounds. This statement is a positive declara tion by Manager Tom Kadonich. of the Juneau Giants. The Treadwell lads will take the 1:30 ferry and the game will be called promptly at two o'clock. Kvery evening this week Tom has had a bunch of huskies out on the Ju neau grounds going through their paces. This morning .Mr. Kadonich said that he was very well satisfied with the showing that is being made by the talent now assembled. While few are yet in the class of Honus Wagner and Tyrus Cobb, there are many who can play mighty good ball. Trade Talent Agitated. Phylo Cleveland is all "het up." He has grave fears now that the Town management will commander a part of his best talent and attach the same to the regular Juneau baseball club. He had ben planning to take on the C. W. Young Tigers but that has fall en through?at least temporarily. Manager Carter fought shy of the question when propounded to him. Said he understood that some of the so-called mechanics were professionals and was not so sure whether or not it would be proper for mere tradesmen to engage in an unequal contest of this kind. Reedy Growing Facetious. Lawrence Reedy took on a super- ? ior air when asked about baseball and said that his ball tossers were willing to engage with any aggregation that had a reputation. He believed that it would be more interesting to beat the C. W. Young team after the latter had defeated the mechanics. George Jones Thinking. Some people say that George Jones, of the Alaska-Juneau outfit, has some of the huskiest huskies in the coun try. and that some of them worked in baseball factories before emigrating up here to swing a single-jack, it has ben remarked that George is think ing about lining up a bunch of his bo hunks against all comers. Every body who has taken an interest in the matter says "Let George do it." PASSENGERS LEAVING ON AL-KI FOR SOI TH TODAY The Al-Ki departed for the South via Hoonah taking the following pas sengers from Juneau: For Seattle? F. W._ Irish. R. F. Book. John Bostys. and Mr. Westfahl: for Ketchikan ? Fred Johnson. A. Johnson, and I. M. Thornton: for Hoonah?Miss J. V. Rankin. JOE HILMAN PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT Joe Hilman. the ten-year-old son of Oliver Hilman. a pioneer business man of Hoonah, passed away at St. Ann's hospital last night from the ravages of illness. Smoke a Lovera. The most popu lar. clear Havana cigar. For home-made pastry and best coffee go to "U and I" Lunch Room. PLAN TO WIDEN j THIRD STREET An agitation has been started tor the widening of Third street. It is j thought that .thirty feet is entirely too narrow for a thoroughfare that is largely taken up with business con-1 cents. It is proposed that the street be made at least six feet wider and ten if possible. It is only a short | street, or that portion of it sought to be improved, reaching from Gold to .Maiu. Lloyd Hill. John Olds, and S. Zinda of the Kagle Brewing Company, have been discussing the idea and all are agreed that it would be a mighty fine thing to have the improvement made. Mr. Hill is decidedly in favor of It. Mr. Hill says that in time this street will be called on to handle a lot of tratlic and that it is entirely too nar row to carry the burden of heavy bus iness. The peculiar topographical for mation of Juneau makes it imperative that the business section be conlined to a few blocks and this will result in great congestion unless thorough fares are kept wide enough to handle the business. Another reason is the lessening of lire risks and the lower ing of insurance rates. On account of the limited area available for business, buildings will have to built taller. Narrow streets and tall buildings have a tendency to increase the cost of in surance and to accentuate the risk,of a great contlagaration in town. Be side all this there is a feling begining to manifest itself that Juneau should take some pride in appearances. "The ieda of a city beautiful has been plant ed." said Mr. Hill, "and is destined to grow. "One side of Third street is built up. and the other is largely vacant or the buildings are few that are not well set back from the present street line. It is suggested that the land neces sary to widen the street can all be contributed from the side with the least number of buildings that would have to be disturbed and that the property owners of the opposite side of the street can pay for one-half the land so used. In this way the plan can be agreably arranged and carried out without injury, and without cost to anyone except those seeking the improvement." WILSON RECOGNIZES KERN-MARSHALL FACTION WASHINGTON*. May 8.?President Woodrow Wilson has recognized the Kern-Marshall faction in making his Indiana appointments and turned the old Taggart faction down. The fight between the two factions centered on the postmastership at Indianapolis, and the President decided it in favor of Robert Springsteen, the Kern-Mar shall candidate. The fight between the New York factions has not yet been settled, though such appointments as have been made, except where there has been agreement among those of prac tically all factions, have been anti Tammany. ENGLISH SUFFRAGETTES ATTACK THE CHURCH LONDON. May 8. ? A suffragette bomb was discovered on the Bishop's throne of St. Paul's cathedral yester 'day afternoon. It had not exploded. BONDHOLDERS GET MOORE WHARE Judge Richard A. Ballinger, repre senting Sir John Craggs, reeciver in London, ol' certain of the assets of the British Columbia Development Asso ciation, and through the forclosure of certain mortgages representing the interests of the receiver, bid in at ref eree sale, conducted by J. M. Davis, referee, the properties at Skagway, covering the Moore wharf and ap proaches, the Juneau wharf, and the Fourth, or Seattle, wharf, and certain other property which was the prop erty of defendant in the foreclosure, the North Pacific Wharves and Trad ing Company. The amount of the judgment obtained in the foreclosure aggregated approximately $630,000. The property was bid iu at $f>70,000, leaving a deficiency aproximately of $60,000. Judge Ballinger announces that the foreclosure aud purchase of the prop erty by the receiver for the benefit of the bond holders will in no wise ma terially change the business policy of wharf management. The wharf will be operated by the purchaser by an arrangement that is now being made with K. J. Shaw, who has for years managed the property for the North Pacific Wharves and Trading Com pany, until Sir John Craggs, as re ceiver, can make a sale or other dis posal of the property. Under the new ownership the business win go on as before. There will be no change. Tariffs and rates wil remain practical ly the same as at present. The British Columbia Development Asociation was not a party to the suit brought by the government in the great transportation cases which are still pending and the sale of the prop erties in no wise affects the standing of either the defendant or govern ment's case. Sir John Craggs was ap | pointed receiver by the high court i of justice. London. November 27. 1911. for certain of the assets of the Brit ish Columbia Development Associa tion for the benefit of the bondholders i of that concern. The North Pacific Wharves and Trading Company, one of the defend ants in the suit brought by the govern ment is now represented by a defic iency judgment of about sixty thous and dollars, but the rights of the bond ing company have never been involved and have no bearing on the case. NEW MANAGER FOR SHOE DEPARTMENT A. B. Thorsen and family arrived on the Al-Ki this morning from Ketchi kan and Mr. Thorsen immediately as sumed his new duties as manager of the shoe department of the big Gold stein stores. Mr. Thorsen is a broth er of the vice president and general manager of the Washington Soe Com pany, of Seattle, and was connected with that concern for years. In 1897 Mr. Thorsen passed through Juneau enroute to the Mecca of that time, Dawson. Later he returned to the establishment in Seattle. About a year ago he came to Ketchikan and has been connected with the big mer cantile establishment of J. R. Heck man. He is well pleased with the ap pearances of Juneau and expects to be come a fixture. LONGSTREETS WIDOW LOSES POSTOFEICE WASHINGTON, May 8.?It was an nounced yesterday that H. W. Hamm will be appointed postmaster at Gainesville, Ga., to succed Mrs. Long street. widow of Gen. Robert E. Lee's famous corps commander. Gen. Long street. Gen. Longstreet, after the war, became a Republican and was honored with appointment in the diplomatic service in the 70's. YAKIMA BUSINESS MAN VISITS BROTHER IN JUNEAU E. J. Jaeger, of North Yakima, Washington, brother of E. R. Jaeger, the Juneau steam laundryinan, is a visitor in Juneau, the guest of his brother. Mr. Jaeger recently sus tained the loss of his general mer chandising store at North Yakima by fire, and expects to locate at some place in Alaska. After spending sev oral days here he will go to the West ward and investigate the towns of that section. He is interested in the Cam eron-Johnson mining property of Val dez upon which a stamp mill is being erected. This is Mr. Jaeger's first visit to Alaska for ten years. He has been much impressed with the growth of Juneau since he last saw it. Fisher Says Changes In Coal Land Laws Necessary WASHINGTON, May 8.?Resuming his testimony before the United States Senate committe on territories today former Secretary of the Interior Wal ter L. Fisher said "I don't care what is the attitude of members of Con gress concerning the coal fields of Alaska or what they think of the pol icy of previous administrations with reference to them, they cannot be opened under the present laws. The time for that has passed." WASHINGTON, May 8. ? Former Secretary of the Interior Walter L. Fisher testifying last night before the Senate committe on territories said that the responesibility for the condi , tion of Alaska's coal lands rests upon 1 the shoulders of Congress. He de i clared that he favors the government construction and operation of rail 1 roads in that Territory. HITCHCOCK IS FOR GOVERNMENT OPERATION WASHINGTON, May 8. ? Senator | Gilbert Hitchcock, of Nebraska, of the Senate committee on territories, said today that he will introduce a bill In the Senate in a few days providing for the government operation of some of the Alaska coal lands and the leasing of the remainder of them for a per iod of thirty years. Tammany Loses New York Patronage Fight WASHINGTON, May 8.?President Wood row Wilson today terminated the fight between the Tammany and the Independent Democrats of New York City over the patronage and the decis ion went to the Independents. John Purroy Mitchell, Independent Deinc-1 crat was appointed collector of cus toms over the protest of Charles F. Murphy and the other members of I that organization. The fight over this ollice has been long and bitter. Frank- j f lin D. Roosevelt, assistant secretary of the navy and late leader of the in surgents in the New York Senate, lead the fight against Polk, the Tam many candidate for the post. Sena tor O'Gorman, who has taken tin New York situation to heart and who is generally classed as not under Mur phy domination, endorsed the Tam many candidate for this office. He al so said that Mitchell is an admirable man, and will make a splendid collect or of customs. Germany To Cut War funds BERLIN. May 8.?The German gov ernment is likely to cut its war fund j; appropriations as the result of the dis-: closures made that the Krupps have been expending money to foment war scares in order to stimulate sales of their guns and war munitions. The Reichstag committee recently voted to recommend big cuts in the appro- i priations asked for in the military bud get, and it is believed that th,e mem bers will sustain the committee. The Socialist members have been support ing the action of the committee, com plaining only that it has not gone fur enough in the reductions. The Krupps have retaliated by saying that the whole fight against them and against the military appropriations is political due to the fact that they will' not permit the employment of a so cialist in their works. In spite of this ; explanation it is evident that thej charges and tho circumstances at- j tending them have set the German1 people by the ears, and the demand for reducing the cost of the military establishment is general. AFTER ILLINOIS LIEUT.-GOVERNOR SPRINGFIELD, 111., May 8?Charges of the gravest nature have been made against Lieut.-Gov. O'Hara, of this State and submitted to a special exam ining committee of the Sate Senate. Lieut.-Gov. O'Hara has been especial ly active in the white slave investiga tions. REPUBLICANS WILL MEET THIS MONTH NEW YORK, May 8.?A meeting nf the executive committee of the Re publican National committee has been called to meet May 24 at Washington to consider matters in connection with the party organization. Complaint. "You are always complaining about the taxpayer." "Yes.. I sympathize with the masses." "How much do you pay in the way of taxes?" "My dear sir, that has nothing to do with the case. The man who is pay ing a whole lot of taxes is usually so busy that he hasn't time to do his own complaining.". _________ Phone your subscription to The Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4. Civil Billls Through Senate WASHINGTON, May 8.?The Sen-j ate passed the civil sundry appropria-1 tion bill yesterday evening. The bill is the same one that former President Taft vetoed last March and which passed the House recently. The De-I partinent of Labor is provided with | funds by this bill. It carries $117,000,-! 000. I C0MISKY WILL QUIT BASEBALL CHICAGO, May 8.?Manager Comis key, of the Chicago American base ball club, announced yesterday eve ning that he will retire from baseball after the White Sox shall have com pleted a tour round the world next winter. ComLskey is one of the most popular baseball managers in the country. Norwegian Preacher Dies At Seattle SEATTLE. May 8. ? Itev. Clyng Hansen, the noted Norwegian preach er, pastor of the Bethania Lutheran church of Seattle, died at this place yesterday. Tariff Bill Is Now Completed WASHINGTON, May 8.?The Un derwood tariff bill was reported as engrossed this morning and it will be presented to the House this after noon for final action. All amendments have been voted upon, and the bill is completed as it will finally pass. NEWSPAPERS MUST REMAIN MUM WATERTOWN, N. Y? May 8.?Jus tice E. C. Emerson of the New York State Supreme court yesterday made an order forbidding newpapers to pub lish evidence submitted in divorce cases tried in his court. He thinks the sensational features attending di vorce suits have a demoralizing ten dency, and has determined to put a stop to all publicity pertaining to them. Oyster-lovers, go to "U and I" Lunch Room. 4-14-lm. White Pass President Opposes Government Road WASHINGTON. .May 8 ? O. L. Dick insor., of Skagway, Alaska, president and manager of the White I'ass and Yukon Route, appeared before the Sen ate committee on territories today and opposed the government construction of railroads in Alaska. He said that he represented the bondholders of the White I'ass system, and he contend ed that it would not be fair to those | that have invested their own money in Alaska at u time when it was sad ly needed by the people of the Terri tory for the purpose providing th'-iil with transportation facilities to be compelled to enter into competition with the government-owned and op erated lines. Irish home Rule Bill Is Introduced LONDON, May 8.?The government home rule bill for Ireland was intro duced in the House of Commons last; night by the Hon. Herbert Hugh As-; quith, Prime Minister of England. The bill is practically the same as the one which was defeated by the House of Lords, and for which the power of the upper house of the British Parlia ment was curtailed after a bitter con-j test and a decisive Liberal victory. The Irish bill creates an Irish Par liament that will sit at Dublin and have authority to legislate on all mat ters that concern the people of Ire land. Ireland will continue to have representatives in the British Parlia ment which retains jurisdiction over all imperial matters and those that concern international alTuirs. Mexican Airship Is Captured TUCSON, Ariz., May 8.?A war aer-j oplaue used by the Sonora State | troops was captured by a United! States marshal on American territory yesterday afternoon. It will be re-l tained by the United States and not1 permitted to return to Mexican terri tory. New York Will Listen to Pupils NSW YORK, May 8.?Fifteen hun-| dred pupils of the Stuyvessant high school, that went out on a strike, de claring that they will not return to school until there is an improvement j in the food served and the ventilation | in the basement dining room, were I promised today that their grievances will be investigated and that they will be given proper consideration. SUEERAGETTES i I DESTROY $5,000,000 LONDON, May 8.?It is officially estimated that the militant suffra gettes of Great Britain have destroyed property of the vale $5,000,000 in the last three months in the British Isles. Police say that the bomb discovered yesterday in St. Pauls cathedral was small but fiendishly powerful: Only a derangement of the clock-work re tarded its explosion until it was dis-1 covered. Bryan Returns to Washington WASHINGTON. May 8.?Secretary of State William J. Bryan returned to Washington today from his mission to California. He has made no statement since his return and will make none until after his consultation with the President. WAGES GOES UP ON RAILROADS KANSAS CITY, May 8.?The wages of 10,000 employees in the shops of the Southern Railway have been ad vanced. The increase applies to all the workers in the machine shops on all the dlvlsons of the entire system. Unhindered Imagination. "I suppose you are well acquainted with the star of your company?" "Never met him," replied the press agent. "A successful press agent must be an idealist, not a realist" The Daily Empire delivered in Ju neau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 a month. Tans Must Be Given Seats CHICAGO, May 8.?The State Sen ate yesterday afternoon passed Sena tor Heals' bill requiring that baseball clubs must provide all ticket holders seats when they demand them, if the bill becomes a law it will require baseball managers to display a sign that all seats are sold and that there is standing room only before selling tickets when there are no seats for those purchasing. Ohio Man Is Pension Commissioner WASHINGTON, May 8.?President Woodrow Wilson today sent the name of Gaylord M. Saltsgaber to the United States Senate to be commissioner of pensions. Saltsgaber is from Ohio. Dead Bodies Are Found in Basement OAKLAND, Calif.. May 8.?M. Coch rane, of this city, while digging in the basement of a house he .acquired, discovered the bones of six dead men that had ben buried there. No infor mation is obtainable as to how they came there. LEGISLATURE MUST EACE THE MUSIC ALBANY, N. Y., Gov. William Sul zer issued a call for an extraordinary session of the New York legislature to consider the question of a direct primary election law and other elec tion reform legislation. The legisla ture had adjourned without passing a direct primary law as the Democrat ic party had promised to do in its State platform. The special session convenes June 18. CHARGES AGAINST DEBS WITHDRAWN FORT SCOTT, Kan., May 8.?The United States government today dis missed the charges of misusing the mails against Eugene V. Debs, the So cialist leader, and the publishers of the "Appeal to Reason," a Socialist weekly paper published at Glrard, Kan. "HIGBY OF HARVARD" TOMORROW NIGHT "Hlgby of Harvard" will be present ed at Elks' hall tomorrow night by the seniors and undergraduates of Ju neau high school. A rehearsal was held thi safternoon and everything moved along smoothly. The Lovera Monarch Is the popu lar bit size.