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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
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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
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, 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.
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
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.
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
Yesterday's Scores.
Lain prevailing over the Northwest
caused the postponement of all the
baseball games except one at Victor
At Victoria?Victoria. 4; Tacoma, 3.
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.
Yesterday's Scores.
At Chicago?Chicago, 10; Washington,
At St. Louis ? Philadelphia. 6; St.
Louis, 3.
At Detroit?Detroit, 3; New York. 1
At Cleveland?Cleveland, 3; Boston,
Yesterday's Scores.
At New York ? Cincinnati, 4: New
York, 0.
At Brooklyn?Brooklyn, 2; Chicago,
At Boston?Boston, 6; Pittsburgh, 1.
At Philadelphia?St. Louis, 5; Phila
delphia, 4.
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
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
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
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
"Your constituents are giving you
"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
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
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.
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.
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. 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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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."
SCUTARI, May 9.?Scutari is being j
evacuated. The withdrawal of the
Montenegrins began today.
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.
and family.
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
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.
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."
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."
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
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
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.

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