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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
f. ? V' ' ? I vo, ,, N(, l61 JUNEAU. ALASKA. WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS GOV. JOHNSON TO SIGN ALIEN BILL , - ' Douglas Prepares For Reception to Major Strong The Democrats, business men and other citizens of Douglas and Tread well are planning a reception to Major and Mrs. J. F. A. Strong upon their arrival at IXmglas Island that will make up in enthusiasm and good will all that it will lack iu formality. They plan to meet the City of Seattle wheu it shall arrive at the Island in full force. They will have the Treadwell Club baud. The reception will be held on board the steamship, and after the reception the committees having charge of the affair, and the citizens of Douglas and Treadwell generally, will acompany the new Governor to Juneau. Arrangements for the reception to Major and .Mrs. Strong at Douglas were perfected at a representative meeting of the citizens of the Island yesterday evening. Committees of la dies and men representing both Doug las and Tread well were appointed. The ladies committees that were ap pointed to meet Mrs. Strong consist of Mrs. Henry Brie. Mrs. P. H. Fox. and Mrs. Robert E. Coughlin. of Doug las. and Mrs. R. A. Kin/.ie, Mrs. E. P. Kennedy, and Mrs. Fred Herbert, of Tread well. The committees appoint ed to meet Major Strong are Frank Bach. M. J. O'Connor and Charles A. Hopp. of Douglas, and R. A. Klnzie. j Charles Johnson and Andrew Mur phy. of Tread well. COMMERCIAL CLUB DINES STRONG Strong. Governor-to -be of Alaska, was tilt* guest at a dinner given by the j Seattle Commercial Club last night. He said that "a great and new devel opment of Alaska is about to be under taken by the administration." He ex pects to see Alaska come into its own. Local Democrats Act Tonight The committee having in charge the Democratic welcome for Major and Mrs. J. F. A. Strong on the arrival of: the City of Seattle next Tuesday will i meet tonight and discuss the plans that have been agreed upon. It is probable that these plans will in no wise conflict with the plans of the Douglas Island people who are plan- J ning a reception. -| THANE GIVES CITY A ROCK CRUSHER The City of Juneau owns a rock crusher?not because th?? city coun cil laid a burden upon the tax payers, but because public-spirited B. L. Thane today made the city government a; present of a brand u*> w machine. Through the generous act of Mr. Thane the city will be enabled to util-i i/e the rock found here in abund- j ance and lay lasting pavements to replace the miserable plank roadways.! The machine is now on the dock1 and will be set up and put into use im mediately. .City Engineer Blakeslee is wearing a smile that would make sunshine almost anywhere as a con sequence. Blakeslee has a fondness' for doing things thoroughly, building! for permanency rather than tempo rary makeshifts. The first rock will be placed on Seward sti*eet between Third and Fifth. The old planking which was a Constance menace is even now torn up and the new pavement will soon be placed. NEW ORDINANCES GOING IN TONIGHT At the council meeting tonight there will be thre very important ordinances introduced. The first to receive at tention will probably be the new pro vision for the collection of taxes. This ordinance is created in accord ance with the powers granted by a statute passed by the recent legisla tive assembly. The ordinance aims to provide a simple method of collect ing delinquent taxes. I'nder the old law an action in court was necessary. A new building ordinance will be in troduced providing certain regulations and provision for the construction of buildings within the limits of the City of Juneau. The purpose is to provide for the safety of the people and for better fire protection for property. An ordinance will be introduced in accordance with the referendum vote taken last Thursday. This means that Ordinance 09 is recognized as still in force and that it will be amended so as to provide a new stret line on Frank lin street condemning whatever stands in the way of the contemplated im provement. , SKAGWAY BEATS SOLDIERS Skagway defeated the soldiers of Fort Wililam H. Seward in a shut-out game of baseball Sunday. The score was S to 0. The Skagway batery was Woods and Matson and the soldiers' battery was Johnson and Duvall. UNCLAIMED POST CARDS WILL BE RETURNED The Postoffice Department has is sued an order directing that unclaimed post cards must be returned to the writer when the writer's name and ad dress are given. It is estimated that 10.000.000 or 12,000,000 of these cards have been destroyed each year. TREADWELL PLAYS JUNEAU AT DOUGLAS There is some baseball scheduled: to be played around Gastineau chan nel next Sunday. The second game of the series between the regulars of Juneau and Treadwell will be played on the Douglas grounds. There will un- i doubtedly be a bauuer crowd out to witness the exhibition and the Tread well pirates being on their own grounds will make it more than in teresting for Tom Radonich's talent. If Juneau can stick as close to the winning side at the finale as Tread-1 well did over here last Sunday it will prove positive that they have a star mascot or that Tom has been drilling them a bit on team work. Tigers vs. Terriers. Charley Carter, manager of the C. W. Young Tigers, has finally wheed led Lawrence Reedy, advance agent of the Gastineau Terriers, into giving them a return game which is to be played on the Juneau grounds next Sunday. The Tigers got such an aw ful drubbing the other time they played that most people might think another game between the two aggre gations would be uninteresting. But, I baseball is full of surprises. The .Mayor of Juneau can't afford to be manager of a defeated and discredited baseball team. .Mr. Carter is dead set on retrieving the standing he likes to contemplate as a winner. For this reason that nicely worded acknowl edgement of defeat has touched the flinty heart of Reedy and the return game is forthcoming?uow look out for the fireworks. It is said that the C.' \V. Young outfit has a new litter of kittens?plenty of young Tigers to beat anything in the trade line around town. .Mr. Reedy must have smelled a mouse, because the other day he side stepped the invitation to play, saying that it would not be right to take the people away from the Juneau Treadwell game at Douglas by a coun- i ter attraction. Later and after watch ing the exhibition game between the regulars he said that the Gastineau1 aggregation would like to play the Juneau High School team but wasn't [ sure they could arrange it. What Phylo Says. Phylo Cleveland says that he got "bunked" out of some of the best timber for the .Mechanics team, but that he has not given up the notion of getting a winning aggregation in the field. All he wants is a little more time and he will have some ball > tossers than can make the miners and merchants look like red cross nurses. With the Cubs. Meanwhile a great deal of interest is being taken with the young blood on both sides of the channel. The Douglas Cubs and the Juneau Cubs played an exciting game on the Ju neau grounds last Sunday and the Capital City Cubs put a crimp in the youngsters from across the channel ?but it will be all nicely smoothed out. so the Douglas Cubs say when they steam-roiller them at the next | meet VIOLATORS OF FISH LAWS PROSECUTED ? Ward T. Bower, of the Alaska fish eries service, arrived in Juneau on the Spokane this morning on business in connection with his department. Mr. Bower has been prosecuting some ,suits against persons charged with breaking the fishing regulations. The 121 Japanese who were indicted for breaking the Sunday fishing law at Yes bay, last year, put up $1,000 cash bail and promptly disappeared. The ! matter came up for trial and the de-! fondant* appeared by attorney only. The jury brought in a verdict of gull 1 ty and the court declared the hail for feited and assessed a fine of $50 I against each individual defendent. Another case of violation of the Sunday closing law was the indict ment of W". E. Ludy for fishing a Gravina island trap on the Sabbath. .-i jury acquitted him. There is still another case pending against the Alaska-Pacific Fisheries for fishing a Moating trap on Sunday. ACTIVE BUILDING ON THE NEW HOTEL The work of putting in the concrete j basement for the new hotel building being erected by the McCloskey broth ers, Caro and Hooker for P. J. Gem niette on Franklin street, is well un-1 der way and will soon be ready for j the superstructure. A night force is engaged in clearing off the remainder of the earth at the rear end of the i lot where a concrete retaining wall must be constructed. It was given out by the supervising architects that the building would be finished and ready for occupancy within sixty days and the owners have hopes that this will be accomplished. Juneau has need of more hotel accom modation is the cry. This hotel will provide acominodations for about fifty guests only but it will be tirst class in every respect. Many of the rooms will have pri vate baths and all of them will have hot and cold running water; each room will have an individual telephone connected with an exchange board in the hotel office. There will be a lobby, a bar and a dining room in connection. The lat ter will be run independent, however, and the guests will be taken on the Kuropean plan. The hotel is to be nicely furnished throughout aud in i entire keeping with the standard set by the owners of the building and Mr.! Geinmette's idea of running a first | class establishment. FUNERAL OF MRS BABBAGE TOMORROW AFTERNOON Corlet Babbage arrived in Juneau this morning on the Spokane bringing the body of his mother, Mrs. Clara Babbage who died in the Ketchikan hospital Saturday evening. Mrs. Bab-, bage was 61 years of age and had been a sufTerer from nervous troubles for many years. She was a pioneer of Juneau having come to Juneau with the family in 1S98. Her husband died three years ago. Beside her son, Corlet, she is sur vived by two daughters, Mrs. B. L. Hines, of Wenatchee, and Mrs. Stew-i art G. Holt, of Jpneau. The funeral | will be held tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. from the Episcopal church. The body will be at the parlors of the Young undertaking establishment and can be viewed by all who desire until taken to the church. SPOKANE BRINGS MANY PASSENGERS NORTH The Spokane arrived from the South this morning bringing the following passengers for Gastineau channel towns: For Juneau?J. A. Frost, J. S. Nor man, W. H. Norman, D. C. Abrams and wife, M. S. Hibbard, J. C. Moulton, W, C. Hurlbutt, H. J. Lumpkins, G. H. Gustafson, James Shoup, \V. O. John sou, Fred D. Bergland. K. Wilikom, Albert Anderson, John Nelson, Frank Nyberg, Mrs. Pauline Dollar, Peter Ib sen, John A. Bar, Fred S. Auer, W. 0. Watson, L. J. Barber, G. E. Erickson, H. H. Tracy, S. Rosenberg, A. E. Bo dey, and seven second class. For Douglas?Hugh Tracey, and 3 second class. For Treadwell. Robt. A. Kinzie, L. K. Kennedy, E. Wood and two second class. The Juneau Commercial Club did not have a quorum present at last night's regular meeting and there was of a consequence no business trans acted. Wilson Meets Defeat In New Jersey Senate I | TRENTON, May 14.?The New Jer sey State Senate last Bight defeated the Jury reform bill advocated by President Woodrow Wilson and in support of which he recently stumped New Jersey. The old Democratic ma chine and the Republican machine act ed together. A majority of the Dem ocratic members supported the bill. Gov. Fielder will continue the fight for the bill and for the constitutional con vention. Bryan Predicts No More National Conventions HARRISBURG, Pa.p May 1-4.?Sec retary of State William J. Bryan ad dressed the Legislature of Pennsyl vania yesterday upon the distinction between democracy and aristocracy. He predicted that before another gen eral election that Presidential pref lerential primaries will become so gen eral that there will be no need to hold | another National Convention. He says the world is becoming democratic, and that the tendency everywhere is to bring the affairs of government closer to the people. Claims' Court Is Opened WASHINGTON, May 14.?The In-1 ternationnl court of claims, with Hen- j ri Fromogeot, of France, presiding, opened today. Republicans Prevent Harris Confirmation WASHINGTON, May 14.?Republi can Senators filibustered five hours yesterday in executive s.sslon to pre vent the confirmation of Harris, who was recently appointed director of the census to succeed Durand. It is ex pected that they will prolong the fili buster until July 1st, the date upon which Durand desires to resign. Women Would Destroy Abbey LONDON, May 14. ? A bomb wrapped in a bundle of suffragette lit erature was found in Westminister Abbey this morning. Another was de livered to a mail carrier for Police Judge Henry Curtis Bennett, who is engaged in trying suffragette leaders. GREAT DEMONSTRATION ON AT GOLDSTEIN'S Every old sourdough in Juneau would go around to Goldstein's if he only knew what was going on there, nearly every housewife in town has already been there or it contemplat ing a visit. A free demonstration is be * * " ? ?- ? lllg UC1G Illl ween lur uie |?uii?unc ui introducing the goods of the North ern Pickle Co., of Tacoma. C. M. Shaw, well known to the mercantile firms of Alaska, is manager of the company puting ?p these goods. The articles handled are specialties in pickles, relishes, kraut, olives, pork and beans, etc. The goods are rapid ly coming to the front and are now sold throughout the East in close riv alry with the Heinze goods. All of the product packed, except the olives and pearl onions, are raised in the State of Washington. .Mrs. G. A. Weir, of Seattle, is in charge of the demonstrations. She will remain here and at Douglas for several weeks after which she will go to the Westward. NOTED CATHOLIC DIVINE TO CONDUCT MISSION The Rev. Father Peter Donnelly, a Catholic lecturer of world-wide fame, arrived in Juneau on the Princess May today, and'Will remain for some time. He will conduct a mission for the Rev. Father E. H. Brown, of the Catholic church at this place. Father Donnelly has earned a great reputa.tion as an anti-socialist lectur-! er. He has met the advocates of so cialism in debate in the United States, the British Isles, and nearly all of the nations of the European continent. He has made for himself a wide repu tation as an orator. The Lovera Monarch is the popu lar bit size. *?* C ark Entertains Hill And Cox WASHINGTON, May 14.?James J. Hill, the railroad man, and Gov. Jas. M. Cox, of Ohio, were guests of honor at a dinner given by Speaker Champ Clark last night. LANE TALKS BACK TO HILL WASHINGTON, May 14.?James J. Hill, appearing before Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane at the reclamation service hearing, urged that the federal government should help settlers in the development of homes on government land. Secre tary Lane suggested to Mr. Hill that "you might reduce your freight rates to them. That would be one way to I help them." PENNSYLVANIAN GETS A JOB i WASHINGTON, May 14. ?Charles II. Fullaway, of Philadelphia, has been appointed assistant director of the pos tal savings branch of the postofflce de- ^ partment. , TO STOP LEAKAGE ; OP INFORMATION WASHINGTON. May 14. ? Secret service men have been called upon by the Navy Department to investigate the leak through which the plans of American battleships have become 1 known. Also to ascertain how secret documents of the department have come to disappear. "LADY OF THE LAKE" IS A SPLENDID PLAY j The photo-play adapted from the dramatized production of Sir Walter Scott's beautiful poem, "The Lady of the Lake," as presented at the Or pheum last night, is an entertainment well worth repeating. The piece is well-staged, showing the grand seen- 1 ic beauty of the Scottish lakes, the i palace and caves of the king, hermits, ; the mountain fastness of clan bri-: i gauds and the duel of Roderick Dhu; with the king of Scotland. The en- < tire story is told; not an essential part being left uninterpreted. There was . a full house to witness the perform- ] a nee last night and there should be another god audience to see it tonight.11 JUNIOR PROM COMES OFF FRIDAY NIGHT Friday night the Junior Prom will take place at Elks' hall. Every so ciety bud in town is anxiously looking forward to this event. These have al ways been very enjoyable affairs and there is every indication that the one coming will equal, if not excel, all others in point of interest Invita tions will be issued and admission will be by card only. The money real ized will go to the class fund. Tick ets will be one dollar for each couple. For home-made pastry and best coffee go to "U and I" Lunch Room. New Treaty Will Settle Status of Japanese * * * SACRAMENTO, Calif., May * * 14.--Gov. Hiram Johnson, of Cal * ifornia, announced noon today # * that he will sign the anti-alien * * land ownership bill. He will * * attach his signature this after- * * noon. * * * WASHINGTON, May 14. ? A new Japanese treaty is being negotiated that it is believed will settle definite ly the status of Japanese in the United States us residents and land owners. This subject will form the basis of the treaty that it is proposed to submit to the United State at an early date for ratification. This infor mation was given out by the State Department yesterday. WASHINGTON, .May 14.?Japanese Ambassador Chinda said yesterday that he will make no further protest against the California anti-alien legis lation until after Gov. Hiram John son acts on the law that has been passed there. Jack Johnson Is Guilty on Seven Counts CHICAGO, May 14.?Jack Johnson, i champion heavyweight prize lighter of the world, was found guilty by a jury on seven counts of the indictment churning him of violation of the Mann white slave act. The charges were in connection with his bringing Belle Scbreiber, white girl, from 1'ittsbnrgh to Chicago for immoral purposes. Taft Roasts The Progressives NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 14.?Cor nier President William H. Taft de livered the fourth lecture in his course at Vale University last night. He dis cussed the kind of government advo cated by the Progressives. He char acterized it as "hair trigger" govern ment which "leads to anarchy." He said it was a proposal to establish the despotism of the majority." PITTMAN WILL INTRODUCE BILL WASHINGTON, May 14.?Chairman Key Pittman, of the Senate com mittee on territories, announced yes terday that soon after the completion af the hearings on the Chamberlain-; Wickersham railroad bill shall have' Concluded that he will introduce a railroad bill for Alaska himself. lie said "I am not prepared today to make ;my statement about the measure at this time." FAREWELL PARTIES FOR GOV. AND MRS. CLARK Friends of Governor and Mrs. Walter | E. Clark united last night in giving i dancing party in their honor at Elks' hall. There was a large attendance, I especially from the younger set. It was an informal affair and resulted1 In a very enjoyable evening for all who attended. Friends of Governor and Mrs. Clark in Douglas and Treadwell are plan ning a farewell dance for them to be given Saturday night, probably in the hall of the Treadwell club. JAMES M. SHOUP IS A JUNEAU VISITOR James M. Shoup, formerly United States Marshal in Alaska l'or three terms, arrived on the Spokane today ind will be a visitor in this city for; i while. Mr. Shonp was appointed United States Marshal for the whole af Alaska In 1897 by President Mc Kinley. After the creation of other Judicial Divisions he was twice ap pointed for the First Division. Mr. Shoup has been busy since his ar rival renewing acquaintenances made during his 10-year residence in the North. E. W. PETTIT MEETS WITH UNUSUAL ACCIDENT District Court Clerk E. W. Pettit! met with an unusual and painful acci dent last night resulting in the^Irac ture of two toes on his right foot. After removing his shoes he attempt-j ed to cross a room in his home and stumbled over a suit case. Dr. Simp son was called and set the injured members. It will probably be several weeks before Mr. Pettit will be al lowed to put a shoe on his right foot. Try a Lovera, "Sure to Please." tf. Train Wreck Kills Tour Passengers TACO.MA, May 14.?Four were killed and four injured when an Oregon Washington train jumped the track yesterday at Lakeview not far from this city. Chugach Forest Reserve To Go WASHINGTON, May 14. ? Senator Key IMttman, of Nevada, introduced a hill in the United States Senate to day, revoking the order of former President Roosevelt creating the Chu gach forest reserve, Alaska. The bill provides that, if passed, the coal lands (jtu-stion will not be affected. POLITICIANS TO MAKE EUROPE TRIP WASHINGTON, May 14.?Col. E. M. House, of Texas, and Hugh Wal lace, of Tacoma, Washington, will leave next week for Europe. The Washington newspapers intimate that they are being sent on an important diplomatic mission. Col. House was active in the support of the campaign for the nomination and election of President Wilson, and Mr. Wallace, while bitterly opposing Wilson's nomination, strongly sup ported him for election. WONDERFUL PICTURE AT GROSS PICTURE SHOW From tiie t ETAOIN ETAOIN N From time to time motion picture fans have had the pleasure of seeing projected feature films, and the offer ing at the Gross Picture Show tonight is acknowledged by the press of the motion picture world to be the peer of the most vividly realistic film ever presented. It abounds with intense situations. "Redemption" is a film that tells its story with a force and strength seldom seen in a motion pic ture. It is the tsory of "Nana," a young working girl, who left her happy home for the life of a butterfly. We are shown the various vcissitudes of her brief career, particularly as an actress, the star of the Moulin Rouge theatre. The spacious hall is filled with thousands, "Azyade," the donder ful danscusc is the star feature of the evening. Here is presented with all its beautiful and constantly changing colors the Kaleidoscopic Dance of In ferno, in which Nana, as "Azyade," Hits among the flames, apparently, while her costume changes many times as though by magic. We are shown various other scenes of her life and flnaly her redemption. ST. LOUIS PAPER IS SOLD. ST. LOUIS. Mo., May 14.?The Daily Star newspaper has ben sold to Fred Warren and Fred Veon. The an nouncement was made today.