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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
YO!.. II.. NO. 157. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS TARIFF BILL PASSES BY BIG VOTE Juneau Citizens Vote To Straighten Street Line Ity a vote of 1J3 to 7. those citizens [ of Jun? au. that went to the polls yes terday and cast their votes at the in formal referendum election, decided in favor of straightening Front and Franklin streets in accordance with the plans that were suggested by the City Council and designated as "Prop osition No. 1." This proposition con templates the extension of the south line of Front street between Seward and Franklin streets to Franklin street along the same course as that which marks the front of the C. W. Young Company property and the Alaska Supply Company and occu pied by their piaces of business on Front street. Also, the establishment of a new line for the west or water side of Franklin street south of Front to conform with the present front line of the Clarke and McCloskev build ings on that street. If the City Council carries out this plan it will mean the condemnation and addition to the south side of Front street of a triangle from the front of the Front street properties of Joseph Miller, occupied as a tailor establish ment and the Heidelberg Liquor Com pany; the Ashby lot. ocupied by the Louvre: the Winter & Pond proper ty. occupied by the Model restaurant, and a little part from the south-east corner of the Valentine property, up on which the Valentine building that is now in process of construction and that will front on Franklin street, stands. This triangle, starting with a point at the west limit of the Alas ka Supply Company property, grad ually becomes wider as Franklin street is approached until it reaches au extreme width of about nine feet. It also contemplates the condemnation of a strip off the Franklin street end of the Valentine property of about eight feet in width, and its addition to Franklin street. "^The Front street line, contemplated by the City Council in Proposition No. 1. that carried, if adopted, will be exactly in accordance with the Da vidson survey which was established by the City Council in Ordinance No. j 69.. and under which the city had won a condemnation suit against the Ashby property that upheld the validity of that ordinance ? and established the right of the city to condemn property under it Further proceedings in this suit-at-law were discontinued in accordance with the supposed authority of the City, Council in October 19US, when the or dinance, No. 69, establishing the Da vidson survey was purported to have' been repealed. It is the contention of the present City Council, however, that Ordinance No. 101?the ordiuance repealing Ordinance No. t>'J?was not legally adopted, as the record shows that it received but three votes while it is contended that it requires four votes to pass an ordinance. The course to be adopted by thej Council will be determined later?pos-j sibly tonight. Whether it will be to proceed under Ordiuance No. <j9, or to amend that ordinance to include the proposed change in the Franklin street line, or to adopt a new ordi nance entirely, are matters that are, now being considered. Ordinance No. 69 did not provide for as great an ad- i dition to Franklin street as that in tended to be made to it in Proposition No. 1. Under the Davidson survey, adopted by that ordinance, the west side of Franklin street was only two feet nearer the water than the front line of the new Valentine building. The new proposition is to make it conform to the front of the Clarke and McCloskey buildings that are six feet farther west than the Davidson survey. Councilman John B. Marshall said this morning that "no matter how the Council shall finally decide to pro coed, it holds that Ordinance No. 69, establishing the Davidson survey, was never legally repealed. There is no question but that it requires four af firmative votes, a majority of the Council, to pass or repeal an ordinance. At the meeting of October 2. 1908, when Ordinance No. 101, repealing Ordinance No. 69, was declared to have passed, the record shows that there were five councilmen present and two absent. Of the five present, three votd for the passage of .the or dinance and two against it. The ab sent members, of course, did not vote at all. The three affirmative votes did not constitute a legal majority of the Council." The total vote at the referendum election was not large. Only 140 votes were polled, a little less than 35 per cent of the number that were cast at the municipal election a month ago. Most of those that went to the polls and cast their votes yesterday were property holders and taxpayers upon whom will fall the burden of any cost that might result from their action. "Higbee of Harvard" On At Elks' hall After several weeks of conscientious drilling the Seniors and undergradu ates will go on with "Higby of Har vard." tonight with the confidence of trained veterans of the stage. They have been carefully coached by Miss Parr, principal of the high school and not the slightest detail has been ov erlooked. The play itself has a great deal of merit and has been well re ceived at all times. The Juneau high ; school band will be out and play sev eral inspiriting airs. Characters Watson W. Higbee... .Chas. Wortman .Mrs. Ballou Georgia Caro Nancy Withrow Alma Sowerbyj Senator Withrow Trevor Davis Madge Cummings Mamie Morgan j Malvina Bessie George Theodore Dalyrymple Paul Carpenter Borin Higbee Peter Johnson Hlggins Chester Tripp, ACT I. Uwn at Withrow's home. Brookline, Mass. Mrs. Ballou gives some or ders. The Senator announces an unexpected guest ACT n. Drawing room at Withrow's, evening i of same day. How Watson tried to sing. Cross proposes. Malvina: gets angered. ACT III. A mining camp in Montana.' five i months later. A hard luck crowd, j Bread and potato diet. Tickets may be procured at R. P. j Nelsons s*ore. B. E Puell. the popular reprtenta tive of .* rinour & &0o. for Alaska, anived rr.m Ketchikan on :h? Jefier mai today. For home-made pastry and best coffee go to "U and I" Bunch Room. COBB HAPPY OVER COURT VICTORIES Judge J. H. Cobb returned from the Westward this morning after an ab sence of over a month. He was wear ing a smile that at once proclaims hiui one of the happiest men in the city. "I am feeling line,' 'he said, "and per fectly content over the results ob tained in the damage cases which I have just tried." The judge has just won two very important personal dam age suits against the Copper River & Northwestern Railway company, the verdicts combined aggregating the sum of $25,000. A verdict of $20,000, double the previous largest verdict of this kind, was obtained for the widow of J. E. Reed, the rotary engineer, who was killed during the winter of 1911, when his rotary plunged through a bridge that had been burned. The sec ond verdict for $5,000 was for Daniel S. Reeder. who had a leg broken in one of the tunnels of the C. R. & N. railway. The juries trying these cases, Judge Cobb thinks, evercised a great deal of judgent and conscientious effort in arriving at the verdicts that have been obtained. They did not hesitate to ask questions of witnesses in or der to get at the truth of things on such points as were overlooked by counsel. Judd Cobb expressed a lively inter est in the confirmation of Judge Jen nings and Governor Strong. He said that he was glad to get home and see what Juneau had been doing. NELLIE DALE IS SENT TO MORNINGSIDE Nellie Dale, the woman who became notorious over having been charged with the embezzlement by bailee of several hundred dollars and who was out on cash bail amounting to $1,200, went violently insane in Ketchikan May 2, and was committed to Morning side sanitarium. PLAYERS CHOSEN EOR JUNEAU TEAM Last evening there was an inform al meeting of the Juneau Baseball As sociation at the store of Winters ami Pond. Lloyd V. Winters was chair man. An executive board of two were elected consisting of Phylo J. Cleve land, president, and L. V. Winters, vice president, John Winn was elect ed scorer. The players were selected for the whom the team will be made for the game to be played with Treadwell next Sunday on the Juneau grounds were: W. T. Harris, U. Malloy, D. Wulzen, Dolly Gray, Chic Harris, L. Hurlbutt, it. Shepard, E. W. Allen, E. J. Owens, W. K. Zott, Joe Mahoney, and Ed. Trontow. Tom Itadonich says there is room for more players. Tom Kadonich has had his boys out for practice every night this week and they are fast being whipped into shape for good work. The exact lineup for positions has not yet been decided up on, but there is plenty of material to get good results, even if several shift in position become necessary. I I I I I I I' i i I i i I i I I i : i i i i i i n League Base Ball J "?Mill I"l-I I 1 1 I I I I I I I I I H'l"!"l NORTHWESTERN LEAGUE. Yesterday's Scores. Lain prevailing over the Northwest caused the postponement of all the baseball games except one at Victor ia. At Victoria?Victoria. 4; Tacoma, 3. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. Yesterday's Scores. At Oakland?Venice, 7; Oakland, 0. Game called in the seventh inning on account of rain. At Los Angeles?San Francisco. 5; Los Angeles, 2. At Sacramento?Sacramento, 4; Port laud, 1. AMERICAN LEAGUE. Yesterday's Scores. At Chicago?Chicago, 10; Washington, 5. At St. Louis ? Philadelphia. 6; St. Louis, 3. At Detroit?Detroit, 3; New York. 1 At Cleveland?Cleveland, 3; Boston, ?> NATIONAL LEAGUE. Yesterday's Scores. At New York ? Cincinnati, 4: New York, 0. At Brooklyn?Brooklyn, 2; Chicago, 1. At Boston?Boston, 6; Pittsburgh, 1. At Philadelphia?St. Louis, 5; Phila delphia, 4. NORTHWESTERN LEAGUE. Standing of Clubs. Won Lost Pet Vancouver 13 6 .684 Seattle . 14 9 .609 Tacoma 12 11 .522 Spokane 10 13 .435 Portland 8 12 .400 Victoria 8 14 .364 PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. Standing of Clubs. Won Lost Pet. Los Angeles 20 13 .606 Venice 18 17 .514 San Francisco .. 18 18 .500 Oakland 16 17 .485 Portland 14 16 .433 Sacramento 13 18 .423 AMERICAN LEAGUE. Standing of Clubs. Won Lost Pet. Philadelphia .... 14 3 .824 Washington 12 4 .750 Cleveland 13 7 .650 Chicago 14 9 .609 Boston 8 11 .421 St. Louis 8 14 .364 Detroit 6 15 .285 New York 3 15 .167 NATIONAL LEAGUE. Standing of Clubs. Won Lost Pet. Philadelphia ... 10 4 .714 Chicago 14 8 .636 Brooklyn 11 8 .577 St. Louis 12 9 .571 New York 10 8 .556 Pittsburgh 10 11 .476 Boston 5 12 .294 Cincinnati 4 16 .200 Brief. "Your constituents are giving you trouble?" "A great deal." "Yet you used to say you depended on the wisdom of the plain people." "Yes. But I'm beginning to fear that my election represented not what you would call wisdom, but a lucid interval." Skagway Woman Jumps in Sea-Found Next Day Alive SEATTLE, May 9?Mrs. Ask. wife of Karl R. Ask, the Skagway mer chant, was being brought to the States for treatment on account of mental trouble, and eluding the watchful j eyes of her attendants jumped over-j board from the steamship Spokane in Granville channel Tuesday night. She was found alive Wednesday morning on the beach near Prince Rupert. Mr. Ask and their small child were ac companying the invalid at the time.j Mr. Ask has been frantic with grief; The escape from death is regarded as miraculous. Mrs. Ask was formerly Miss Brem-j merman and was raised in Seattle where her mother now resides. She was marired to Mr. Ask three year3 ago and they have a child nearly two years of age. Mr. Ask came to Skag way when quite young and grew to manhood in Skagway. They have had a very happy home and were popular in Skagway social circles. Mrs. Ask's mind has been affected for the past six months brought on through shock or fright by seeing their little child roll down a flight of steps. The child was uninjured, but Mrs. Ask's mind has been unbalanced since that tinrn. He was taking her out in the hope that she could be restored to her nor mal health. Dickeson Wants No i Other Road to Fairbanks WASHINGTON, May 9.?President O. L. Dickeson. of the White Pass &. Yukon Route companies, continuing ins testimony before the Senate com mittee on territories, said: "If the United States government builds a railroad from the coast at Seward or Cordova it will ruin us. We will gladly sell our road. We don't care how many lines are built by the gov eminent to the coal fields so long as it does not build into Fairbanks." WASHINGTON, May 9.?Dick Ry I an, who is promoting a railroad from Controller Bay, Alaska, appeared be fore the Senate committe on terri tories today, and opposed the govern ! inept constructions of railroads in j Alaska. REBELS KILL 200 | MEXICAN SOLDIERS NOGALES( Ariz., May 9.?Two hun dred Mexican federal soldiers were killed yesterday when a train load of troops was blown up with dynamite by rebels near Don Sonora. SIX PERISH ON BURNING BOAT VANCOUVER, B. C., May 9. ? | Hemmed in by flames Capt. James Anderson and five members of his crew perished in the buring of the cannery steamer Ophir on Eraser river near Ladner today. H.E. ALEXANDER AND PARTY VISIT NORTH | H. F. Alexander, president of the: Alaska Coast Company, and a party of; friends are making the round trip on j the Admiral Sampson on the present voyage. The party constats of Miss j Ouida Woolsey, Miss Helen Woolsey, nieces of Mr. Alexander, his brother-1 in-law, Frank Woolsey, former vice president of the West Coast Grocery Company of Tacoma, C. H. Hyde.! president of the West Coast Grocery | Company, Henry N. White, of the Stan-j dard Lumber Company of Tacoma, and \ Henry Hewitt, a Tacoma capitalist. The party embraced the opportunity while the ship was in port to walk around the business section o town , noting the changes that are taking place in Juneau. Mr. Alexander said that he was much impressed with the progress made here. He is making his usual annual trip of Inspection to see if there is need of any changes that will add to the benefit of their patrons. From this time on the Ad miral Sampson will sail on the fifth, fifteenth and twenty-fifth of each i month. Henry Hewitt says that Alaska is now due for a great revival. Every-1 one concedes that the great resources! are here and the new administration is believed to be in favor of having these resources developed. Mr. Hyde has been in every town and village In Alaska from Skagway to Nome. He is delighted with the prospects now opening up and says that Alaska Is destined to become a great common wealth. The entire party are much impressed with the stupendous- .de velopments now in progress in and about Juneau. Sumner S. Smith and Mrs Smith arrived in Juneau on the Jefferson to day. Mr. Fmith, who is fede a' mine inspector for Alaska, was suddenly called to Washington, D. C., just be fore the legislature met. HALL OWNERS CUT I SUffRAGETTES OUT LONDON, May 9.?Owners of pub lic hulls in London and 'other Brit ish cities have agreed to refuse to rent halls to suffragetes in which to hold meetings. JAPS PROTEST TO SECRETARY BRYAN WASHINGTON, May 9.?Ambassa dor t'hinda presented a formal pro test against the California legislation today to Secretary of State William J. Bryan. The latter promised to re ply to it as soon as the Cabinet reached a decision on the question. JOHN REGAN WAS CAUGHT; GETS SIXTY DAYS John Began who made his get-away at Tenakee when Deputy Elsmore was expecting to arrest him on the charge of selling liquor without a li cense, was recently apprehended at Ketchikan and tried in the commis sioner's court. He is now serving a two months' sentence in the federal jail for his offense. HUMBOLDT SAILS FOR JUNEAU THIS MORNING1 SEATTLE, May 9. ? The steamer Humboldt sailed at 1:30 this morning for Southeastern Alaska points with the following cabin passengers for Ju neau: P. E. Nickolson, R. Hansen, Mrs. E. Leigh, L. S. Tratti, Mrs. H.' L. Faulkner, B. D. Palmer, Miss M. McLaughlin, Miss C. McLaughlin, Miss H. Fontoneri, Miss E. Olsen, Sam uel News wander, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Gage, W. H. Dannot and nine steer age: for Douglas?Mrs. O. R. Reed, Miss Agnes West, Charles West, and twenty miners. ADMIRAL SAMPSON HAS HEAVY LIST The Admiral Sampson arrived from the South at 12 o'clock last night en route to the Westward. There were 58 passengers aboard for Knik, 20 for Valdez, 14 for Cordova, 4 for Sew ard, 2 for Kenai, and 2 for Katalla. The following debarked at Juneau: Mrs. Kate Erwin, Mrs. Mary Bryon, S. R. Ellis, O. G. Sinclair, John Berg man, Mrs. Mary Adams, Mrs. A. Ra gen, H. Berg, Oscar Gustafsen, Fred Sampson, Mrs. H. H. Post, J. McBride, and 3 second class. Oyster-lovers, go to "U and I" Lunch Room. 4-14-lm. Job Printing at The Empire Office New Tariff Bill Passes With Overwhelm in? Vote WASHINGTON, May 9.?The Un derwood tariff bill passed the House of! Representatives last night by a vote1 of 281 in the affirmative to 129 in the negative. The result was enthusias tically cheered on the Democratic side 1 of the House when it was discovenpd that the bill had received the votes of all the Democrats but one outside of Louisiana, and that it had captured half of the Progressives that voted. The Democrats who voted against the bill were Broussard, Dupree, Laz or and Morgan, of Louisiana, and Smith, of New York. Just. one Smith, of New York. One more than half of the Louisiana delegation voted for the bill, including Aswell, Elder, Estopinal, and Watkins. The Progressives and Progressive Republicans that voted for the bill in cluded Bryan, of Washington; Cary, of Wisconsin; Kent, of California; Kelly, of Pennsylvania; Nolan, of Cal ifornia; Rupley, of Pennsylvania, and Stafford, of Wisconsin. RooseveltWilllampaign for Direct Primary ALBANY, N. Y? May !).?Declaring his admiration Tor the position Gov. William Snl/er has taken in favor of an adequate and satisfacory primary election law, former President Roose velt has offered his services to the Sulzer forces that will begin an ac tive campaign to arouse the sentl meat of the voters of the State 1.0 com pel the legislature to pass the bill when it shall meet .lune 18th. Roose velt announced that he would make speeches from the stump where his services would be required. Gov. Sulzer will make a tour of the State in behalf of his bill. MORGAN LOYAL TO VERY END NEW YORK, May 9.?Col. George Harvey, editor of Harper's Weekly and the North American Review, in an ad-, dress delivered at the hankers' ban quet last night said that J. Pierpont Morgan was as loyal to the United States government with President Woodrow Wilson at its head as he was when other Presidents were at the helm. He quoted the dead banker as saying, just before he left on his last trip to Europe, to the speaker: "When you see Mr. Wilson again tell him for me that if ever there should come a time when he thinks any influence or resources that I have can be used for the country they are wholly at his disposal." MONTENEGRINS ARE LEAVING SCUTARI I SCUTARI, May 9.?Scutari is being j evacuated. The withdrawal of the Montenegrins began today. A CARD OF THANKS We wish to thank those who helped : us in so many kind ways during the: sickness and death of our beloved; son and brother, George. To those! who sent beautiful floral offerings, and I to those who so kindly assisted in the funeral services we wish to express our appreciation. THOMAS KNUDSON, and family. THE JEFFERSON COMES LOADED WITH PEOPLE The steamer Jefferson arriving at Juneau at noon today brought the fol lowing passengers: Thos. G. Figved, H. J. Harvey, Mrs. Harvey, E. Cunningham, Grace Bell, Doris Byers, S. S. Smith, Mrs. Smith, F. Olsen, W. F. Weltzin, H. Nikolicah, J. L. Miles, Sophia V'ognild E. T. Lind ner, J. L. Fuerke, J. Hubert, H. Rob erts, Ira Kincaid, J. F. Rock, S. Nel son, Sam Nyberg, Mrs. G, Graham, R. W. Reed, Thos Maher, J. L. Robin son, Nil Lavare, C. Wagner, F. O' Connor, W, A. Irwin, and G. S. Conn nell. KATALLA MAN WILL RETURN TO REMAIN Gust Anderson, formerly of Katal la, who has been in Juneau for sever al weeks looking the city over with the idea in view of locating here, left on the Mariposa this morning for Portland where he goes to assist in settling the affairs of his partner who was one of the civil engineers drowned when the German bark Mimi turned turtle off Bay City, Oregon. The bark was ashore and a wreck ing crew had removed her from the beach when she capsized and 18 men of the wrecking crew were drowned, among them Mr. Anderson's partner. It is Mr. Anderson's purpose to re turn to Juneau and locate here. COL. ROOSEVELT TALKS PEACE NEW YORK, .May 9.?The delegates to the peace conference of the English speaking people visited Col. Roosevelt at Oyster Bay yesterday afternoon. Speaking to the delegates Col. Roose velt said that his peace plan would be "to have the United States and Great Britain to agre in advance to arbitrate any question that might arise between the two countries." O'HARA WILL BE INVESTIGATED SPRINGFIELD, 111., .May 9.?A Sen ate committee of four members has been ordered to proceed to the investi gation of the charges attacking the morality of Lieut.-Gov. O'Hara. CHICAGO, May 9. ? The charges against Lieut.-Gov. O'Hara are to the effect that he and a prominent woman of Springfield stayed at the Sherman house in this city where they regis tered at "T. D. Duncan and wife." PROMINENT R. R. MAN GOING OUT ON MARIPOSA J. W. Forrester, road master lor the Copper River & Northwestern rail road, with headquarters at Cordova, accompanied by Mrs. Forrester, is a passenger on the Mariposa enrcute to the State. They will spend about two months visiting in coast cities. Mr. Forrester reports the Copper River Ac Northwestern as being in good shape. Everything is running smoothly and no further difficulty is anticipated from slides. There is not much ore being shipped now for the reason that the mill and concentrator has been shut down. DANIELS WILL BE PRINCIPAL SPEAKER NEW YORK, May 9.?Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels will be the principal speaker here on Memorial Day at the dedication of the memorial erected in honor of the sailors that met death in the explosion of the Maine. PROMINENT MINING MEN OF KNIK GOING IN Among the passengers on the Admir al Sampson enroute to Knik Anchor age are Dan Barthoff, W. E. Barthoff, and W. B. Barthoff, three brothers that are mining men of some import ance in that section of the country. They operate both placer and quartz properties on the famous Barthoff property at Knik Arm and Kenal pen insula. The Barthoff brothers are said to have invested over half a mil I lion dollars in the development of min ing properties in that section and are meeting with good success. C. A. BarthofT, a son of one of the brothers, and Mrs. W. B. Barthoff, are also of the party aboard the Sampson.