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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
t m ? ? t. 11 ?_ 5 ? ....... - ? , i .... . - ... i. . ______ VOL II.. NO 158 JUNEAU. ALASKA. SATURDAY, MAY 10. 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS ALASKA'S NEW GOVERNOR IN SEATTLE Arctic Cub Honors Alaska Legislators SEATTLE. May 10. ? The Arctic, I'lub gave a big smoker in honor of the members of th< Alaska Legisla ture that are in Seattle, last night. The rtoor of the lar?e club assembly i room was covered with saw-dust, anil the room made to represent a resort of the early days of Alaska. Leading citizens of Seattle riade speeches in, which they all praised the work done by the first Territorial Legislature to convene in Alaska. Practlcaly all the Alaskans and former Alaskans in this! city were present. The Alaska legislators present in cluded Senators Elwood Bruuer. Con-1 rad breeding, and B. F. Millard, and Representatives E. B. Collins, Speak er of the House; Frank A. Aldrich, ('has. D. Jones. J. C. Kennedy, Dr. F. M. Boyle, and Milo Kely. CITY FATHERS ARC WORKING OVERTIME Contrary to expectations the City Council took no action last night on the matter of straightening out Front and Franklin streets at the point of! intersection which had been present ed to the people to act upon by a referendum vote. It is understood, however, that an ordinance for the proposed changes ratified by the peo ple at the referendum election by a vote of approximately 20 to 1, is now being prepared and will be submitted at the adjourned meeting of the coun cil which will be held Wednesday night of next week. The matter of preparing a building ordinance was talked over informally and it was decided that before such an ordinance is drawn to invite the con tractors and builders to address the council body on the subject matter that is to be covered in the ordinance. The health committee was instruct ed to have an ordinance drawn pro-1 viding that all cess pools be connect ed up with the sewerage system of the. town. The committee asked more time in which to prepare the stret Improve ment ordinance. A petition was received from water front residents. W. W. Casey et al j asking that Front street be extended' from the Pacific Coast Company's dock to the beach near the lighting! plant. It was referred to the street committee. A petition was received from Fath-I er Brown et al asking tbat the grade be established on Fifth near the Cath-1 olic church. It was referred to the city engineer. Bids for furnishing lumber for street repairing were opened and the con tract let to the Worthen mills for furnishing spruce and hemlock lum ber at $lt>.50 per thousand feet for rough, and $18.00 p?r thousand feet for dressed lumber. The salaries of the city employees were fixed as follows: City Wharf inger, $150 per month; assistant wharfinger. $125 per month; second assistant. $100 per month; chief of police. $125 per mcnth; two patrol men at $100 per month each. President Tripp of the school board reported that the board had pur chased the Delzell lot and that nego tiations were pending for the purchase of the remainder of the block desired for school improvements. A number of bills were audited and ordered paid. The meting adjourned until Wednes day evening May 14. ?* "HIGBEE OF HARVARD" DRAWS LARGE CROWD "Higbee of Harvard" presented by the seniors, assisted hv undergraduates of the Juneau high school at Elks* hall last night, drew a crowded house. Society turned out n force and lent encouragement by generous recogni tion at every opportunity. The members of the cast had their lines letter perfect, but could have put a little more spirit into their parts without detracting any from the qual ity of their work. Everything went through without a fumble,, however and everybody went home satisfied. The Juneau high school band was out and added considerably to the eve ning's entertainment. The money re alized will go into the class fund. SNOW SLIDES INTERFERE WITH WHITE PASS Snow slides are interfering with the operation of the White Pass and Yu kon railway. The warm sun is caus ing the snow to come down the moun tain sides. The Daily Empire delivered in Ju neau. Douglas and Tread well for $1.00 a month. Try a Lovera. "Sure to Please." Lf. ASKING EXTENSION Of FRONT STREET I The initial steps were officially ta-' ken at last night's council meeting for the opening up of a thoroughfare from Front and Main streets to the Casey and Shattuck addition. A pe tition from the waterfront residents asks that Front street be extended from the Pacfle Coast dock along the waterfront to the beach in front of the lighting plant. Accompanying the petition was a list of names of those living along the line of the proposed improvement and others subscribing sums of money to be used toward paying the cost of tlje improvement. It contained the names of many well known business men be sides those living along the water front. W. \V. Casey headed the list with a subscription for $500. The en tire sum subscribed totaled $1,925. The petition was referred to the street committee with instructions to see what could be done toward increasing the subscriptions. * ?til Kl.. i ne new sireei wm pi uuaui,i oi?n near the Pacific Coast coal yards and proceed in practically a straight line to the point on the beach near the electric lighting plant. It is proposed to build a roadway that will provide facilities for both foot and team traf fic. It is yet to be determined just how wide the bridge will be. A four teen foot bridge has ben suggested but this would not permit teams to pass each other, and would not pro vide a very comfortable street for foot passengers if a great deal of team traf fic passes over the thoroughfare. This new street will make a direct water level drive to the Casey and Shattuck addition to Juneau which is now being placed on the market and also provide a thoroughfare for heavy traffic up the channel toward Salmon creek and Lemon creeks where so much development work is now being done. It will also relieve the conges tion. is compelled also to bear a heavy being a winding street passing over | the hill through the residence sec tion. is compelled also to hear a heavy burden of mine traffic. The opening of this new street would also in a way anticpate the acquisi tion of the necessary approach to the tide lands and other lands prayed for in the memorial addressed to Congress and introduced in the legislature by I Senator Tripp. KETCHIKAN TERM IS NEARING ITS END Word received from Ketchikan on I the Jefferson says that the term of the ; district court there is nearing its end. : It will terminate some time next week, and be all closed up before the arriv i al of Judge R. W. Jennings. Iroy cheek loses finger accidentally This morning Roy Cheek met with a very painful accident which caused the loss of a part of the middle finger of his left hand. Mr. Cheek is em ployed in the boiler rooms of the Worthen mills. In attempting to throw a piece of timber into the fire box his hand, through miscalculation, was caught against the iron edge of the opening and the finger crushed so badly that amputation was neces sary _______ whitehorse suffers from petty thieves WHITEHORSE. May 9. -.White horse is suffering from an epedemic of small thieveries. The pilferers even stole a silver collection plate and some silver candlesticks from the Cathloic church. A little clock safe containing some $30 in nickles and dimes was robbed, presumably by peo ple that had occupied the room in which it was kept. The room had been rented to transients. Other rob beries have been reported. MINING MAN SAYS MONEY CAN BE HAD During the coming summer consider able mining devolopinent will be un dertaken in the section between Ju neau and Berner's bay. .Montana ba sin near Eagle river is attracting some attention. \V. A. Irwin will do some active development work this sum mer on what is known as the Brat nober property, consisting of sixteen claims in Montana basin. W. A. Irwin returned on the Jeffer son yesterday after u business visit in the East, coveriug a period of three months. Mr. Irwin, who is one of the best known mining operators in the country, says that this section of Alas ka, has not only interested the in vestment public of New York and Boston, but that the Juneau mines are becoming famous all over the world. The large bodies of low grade ore seem to have a particular attrac tion for the investing public at this time and the Juneau belt offering so many opportunities in this line hus become a point of unusual interest. Mr. Irwin thinks that Juneau is des tined to be a great mining city? larger and more important than peo ple living here have as yet realized as a possibility. The developments in the immediate vicinity have but just commenced. When developed to the producing stage large working forces and immense pay rolls will of necesity build a city if the business men of the community can be made to realize the opportunity and take ad vantage of it. Juneau should in addition to the industries in her immediate environs be the central supply point of a large mineral zone extending for a consid erable distance both north and south. Ketchikan is also to be the center of some mining activity in the near fu ture. A large group of London cap italists have bought a big group of claims in the Smuggler's Cove section only a short distance from Ketchikan and it is understood that they will comence development work during the coming summer. There is plenty of capital available for large bodies of low grade ores that can be shown as being capable of producing a profit by modern min ing and milling methods. But the goods must be shown. No doubt there are many good propositions that are not yet in a condition to be brought to the attention of the investing pub lic. For such as these it will require rustling to get enough capital to de velop a showing of the requisite ore bodies. Once this done, however, the financing is an easy matter. JUNEAU INVITED TO WHITEHORSE Whitehorse is to have a celebration this year. The rejuvenation of White horse industrial life through the re sumption of operations at the Atlas mine has caused a corresponding in crease of vivaciousnes in all social undertakings. The quaint town of Whitehorse is in fact becoming as fast as the rapids from which it takes its name. King George V. has a birth day coming on or about June 3, but the fast people of Whitehorse can't wait. They are to celebrate the natal day of their sovereign on May 31. To this end great preparations are now in progress. A splendid program of athletic sports has been arranged in cluding baseball. Skagway, Haines, Fort Seward, Douglas, Treadwell and Juneau have been invited to come and participate in the events that will make it one joyful time. The official invitation to Juneau follows: Whitehorse, Y.T., May 8, 1913. The Daily Empire, Juneau, Alaska. Gentlemen: On May 31st the peo ple of Whitehorse are holding their an nual celebration in honor of King George the Fifth of England. In their behalf, 1 have much pleas ure in extending to The Daily Empire and through your good paper, to the people of Juneau generally, a hearty invitation to join us on that day, and to compete with us in various compe titions to be held. Yours truly. D. A. GRANT, SECY. CELEBRATION COM. The proposition of attending the celebration in event an invitation was forthcoming has been earnestly talked of by people of Juneau and the idea of getting a game of baseball with the Rapids City talent has been dis cussed as an interesting possibility. There is not the slightest doubt but that many would like to go. Oyster-lovers, go to "U and I" ' Lunch Room. 4-14-lm. Bryan Makes Notable Speech on Peace Plan NEW YORK. May 10.?Secretary of State William J. Bryan was the prin cipal speaker at the banquet of the delegates to the conference that is ar ranging for a great celebration of the 100th anniversary of peace between the United States and England, last night. He appeared as an apostle of peace, and outlined the peace plan of President Woodrow Wilson, which he characterized as the longest step that ever had been taken looking toward permanent peace among the nations. He said "the plan contemplates time for investigation and deliberation when any mater of national disagree ment arises, and this makes the pos sibility of war remote." The Secretary of State was given a magnificently enthusiastic reception. ?I-1111111 III 11 i 1 111 ill 11 111 - League Base Ball | Tl I I I I 1 I I I III 1 I"I"I"1MI ?! I I l -I -l-I NORTHWESTERN LEAGUE. Standing of Clubs Won Lost Pet. Vancouver 13 6 .684 Seattle 14 9 . .609 Tacoma 12 12 .500 Spokane 10 13 .435 Portland 8 12 .400 Victoria 9 14 .391 Yesterday's Scores. Rain at Victoria and Vancouver caused the postponement of the games scheduled for those towns. There was only one game played. At Portland?Seattle, 8; Portland. 3. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. Standing of Clubs Won Lost Pet. Los Angeles 20 14 .588 Venice 19 17 .621? San Francisco ... 19 18 .514 Oakland 16 18 .471 Portland 14 17 .452 Sacramento 14 18 .438 Yesterday's Scores. At San Francisco?Oakland, 4; Ven ice, 2. At Sacramento?Sacramento, 2; Port land. 0. . At Los Angeles?San Francisco, 4; Los Angeles, 2. AMERICAN LEAGUE Standing of Clubs Won Lost Pet. Philadelphia 15 3 .833 Washington 12 5 .706 Cleveland 14 7 .667 Chicago 15 9 .625 Boston 8 12 .400 St. Louis 8 15 .348 Detroit , 8 15 .318 New York 3 16 .158 Yesterday's Scores. At Chicago?Chicago, 6; Washington, 1. At St. Louis?St. Louis, 7; Philadel phia, 3. At Cleveland?Boston, 3; Cleveland, 1. At Detroit?New York, 9;, Detroit, 1. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Standing of Clubs Won Lost Pet. Philadelphia .... 14 5 .667 Chicago 14 9 .609 Brooklyn 12 8 .600 St. Louis 13 9 .591 New York 10 9 .526 Pittsburgh 10 12 .455 Boston 6 12 .333 Cincinati 5 16 .238 Yesterday's Scores. At Philadelphia?Philadelphia, 3; St. Louis, 1. At Brooklyn?Brooklyn, 7; Chicago, 5. I At New York ? Cincinnati, 3; New York, 1. At Boston?Boston, 5; Pittsburgh, 4. ORPHEUM HAS SPLENDID BILLS TONIGHT AND SUNDAY The Orpheum offering for tonight includes scenes following upon the close of the American revolution and showing the home of Thomas Jeffer son at Montecello. It is classed as one of the best war pictures ever shown. There will also be two gocd comedy films exposed. Sunday night Pathe's Weekly will ead with "The Sheriff's Daughter," following, "Man in the Making," a splendid education al drama, and John Bunny in "Chased by Blood Hounds," finish the show. LONDONERS ARE GOING AFTER BRUIN NOW S. R. Vereker and L. J. Cadbury, of London, England, arrived in Juneau on a late boat and today at the Gov ernor's office took out hunting li censes. It is their intention to start out for bear on Admiralty island now and later make the trip to Kenai for moose. They will charter a launch for their operations around here. Hasselborg has been engaged for guide in this Immediate section. DICK CROKER 0. Ks. ADMINISTRATION DUBLIN, May 10.?Richard Crock erf, former leader of Tamany, who has just returned from the Canary Islands, where he spent the winter, placed Ills O.-K. on the Democratic adminis tration in one of the most extensive political statements he has given out in a long time. It contained 34 words' He said: "I believe Mr. Wilson will be a fine President. Mr. Bryan will handle the difficulties of the State Department insuch manner as to solve those prob lems. He is a great man." Mr. Crocker refused to discuss the New York State political situation or the fight in that State for patronage. WANTS ELIOT TO BE INVESTIGATOR BOSTON, May 10.?Gov. Eugene N. Foss is urging Dr. Charles W. Eliot, President Emeritus of Harvard, to head a State commission to investi gate the white slave traffic in Massa chusetts. He offers to let Dr. Eliot name the other members of the com mission. EFFICACY OF FRIEDMANN'S CURE IS DOUBTED WASHINGTON, May 10.?The pub lic health service bureau that has been investigating the tuberculosis curt of Dr. Friedmann reports that there is grave doubt about the value of his cure. SUEPRAGETTES SCARE MARLBOROUGH OUT LONDON, May 10. ? Threats from suffragettes have caused the Duke of Marlborough to close Blenheim palace to the public. No visitors are permit ted to the grounds at all. NEBRASKA LAWYER TO INVESTIGATE TELEPHONE WASHINGTON, May io. ? C. J. Sinythe, a leading Nebraska lawyer, has been appointed a special assist ant Attorney General to investigate the teelphone situation on the Pa cific coast. Suit was commenced some time ago by the government against the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company on the ground that it is a trust. ARIZONA MURDERER IS SENTENCED TO HANG PHOENIX, Ariz., May 10.?William Stewart, convicted last Wednesday of the murder of Fred Kibbe, has been sentenced to hang August 1st. YOUNG NAVAL OFFICER COMMITS SUICIDE ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 10.?Lieut. B. Richard Hill, United States navy, was found in his room yesterday dead with a bullet hole in his head. The weapon with which the deed had been committed was at his side, a mute witness to the self-destruction. BUNCH OF MEXICAN SOLDIERS ARE DROWNED SAN DIEGO, Cal., May 10. ? One hundred and fifty Mexican soldiers that had mutinied and were escaping, were drowned by the sinking of the steamer Mucastana in La Pihua river, Mexico. Japs Might Fight Huerta. EAGLE PASS. Tex., May 9.?Sechl Satagani, a former colonel in the Jap 1 anese army, has ? endered his ser I vices to the Carranzas cause, and of ,'fers to raise 3,000 Japanese to fight for them. Gov. and Mrs. Strong Arrive At Seattle SEATTLE, May 10.?Gov. and Mrs. Strong arrived here from Washington today at noon, on their way to Juneau. Arctic Club To Entertain Strong. SEATTLE. May 10.?Gov. J. P. A. Strong, of Alaska, will be the guest of the Arctic Club at an informal dinner Wednesday evening. There will be no elaborate function for him on ac count of the fact that he is recover ing from illness. He suffered from an attack of gastric fever while in Wash ington, and was confined to his room for more than a week. SEATTLE, May 1U.?Although phy sically weakened by his recent ill ness at the National capital, (Jov. Strong is rapidly recovering. He is anxious to return to Alaska and ex pects to sail lor Juneau soon alter the reception that will he tendered him at the Arctic Club Wednesday evening. Members of the Alaska Legislature and many prominent citizens of Alas ka and Seattle have called on him this afternoon at the Hotel Frye where he also found a mass of letters and tele grams awaiting his arrival from the East. UNDERWOOD BILL IS IN SENATE WASHINGTON, May 10.?The Un derwood tarifT bill was received by the United States Senate from the House of Representatives this morning, and referred to the flnanec committee. The Senate finance committee hopes to report the bill to the Senate before June 1st. There will be no public hearings. The Senate finance committe lias agreed on only one amendment and that is to the administration features of the bill. They want it to author ize the Secretary of the Treasury to proclaim values. HENRY LANE WILSON NO STANDING MEXICO CITY, May 10.?President 1 iuertii unofficially said today that Am bassador Henry Lane Wilson has no official standing in .Mexico. The stale nient was due to the fact that the United State has not recognized the iiuerta government. Lieut.-Gov. O'Hara Is Exonerates I CHICAGO, May 10. ? Mrs. Maude Robinson, who had signed an affidavit charging that she had stayed at the Sherman House with Lieut.-Gov. O'-j Hara, where she alleged that he had registered as "T. I). Duncan and wife," today tiled a complete exoneration of O'Hara with the Illinois State Senate. The investigation will not proceed further. MAY RESHAPE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY WASHINGTON, May 10.?Senator Cummins, of Iowa, headed a delega tion of Progressive Senators and Rep resentatives that left this morning for Chicago where there will be a con ference looking to the reorganization of the Republican party. POISON MAY HAVE CAUSED DEATH NEW YORK, May 10.?A dispatch received today from Kingston, Jamai ca, says that President Auguste of Hayti, was poisoned and did not die a natural death as was reported. DOUGLAS CHILDREN ARE QUARANTINED Gov. Walter E. Clark this after noon ordered a quarantine against Douglas for children under the age of 16 years. No child under that age can! leave or enter the city under the or der that has been issued. The quar antine was ordered after Gov. Clark had held a conference with Mayor M. J. O'Connor, of Douglas. SCHNABEL TAKES INSANE PEOPLE SOUTH Deputy Marshal William Schnabel took an insane man, of Petersburg, and Nellie Dale, declared insane, to the Morningside insane asylum on the last trip of the Humboldt, leaving from Ketchikan for the South. AEROPLANE KILLS AN ARMY OFFICER SANTA ANA, Calif., May 9.?Lieut. J. D. Park, of the United States army, was killed here today in an aeroplane. The machine careened against a tree and was wrecked. _______ The Elks' social season will be brought to a close by giving a dance to Elks and Elks' ladies exclusively on Thursday evening May 15. Visit ing Elks are cordially Invited. . t ce Officers Are Sentenced NEW YOHK, May 10. ?Police In spectors Murtha, Hussey, Sweeney and Phonipson were each sentenced to one year in the penitentiary today for misfeasance in office. Galbreath Blames Pinchot for Ills WASHINGTON, May 10. ? Testify in); before the Senate committee on territories today Secretary Galbreath of the American Mining Congress said "GilTord Pinchot. more than any other man in America, is responsible for tying up Alaska." WILL OPEN LANDS FOR ENTRYMEN WASHINGTON, May 10.?Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane haa recommended that 300,000 acres of land in South Dakota that had been withdrawn from settlement be re stored to the public domain and op ened for locators. BROOKLYN BARBERS GO ON STRIKE NEW YORK, May 10? Seven thous and barbers went out a strike in Brooklyn yesterday. " They are ask ing for higher wages. ALAMEDA SAILS WITH SMALL JUNEAU LIST SEATTLE, May 10.?The Alameda left for Cordova and Valdez via Ju neau last night. The following pas sengers are aboard destined for Ju neau: E. W. Lassen, Dr. H. Vance, R. Patrick, Mrs. G. A. Wehr, A. 01 sen, L. Wernke, W. Clarberg, J. An derson, Irene Bacon, Olive Bacon, G. W. Mead, and fifteen steerage. Job Printing at The Empire Office 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. 5-6-?t. B. M. BEHRENDS COMPANY. Inc. A complete line of tobacco Jars and pipe racks at BURFORDS.