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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL . NO. 162. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1913. . PRICE TEN CENTS r? ? STRONG STANDS FOR UNITED ALASKA Condemnation, Taxation and Building Ordinances In The city Council held an adjourned i meeting Inst night which lasted well on toward the midnight hour. Three long ordinances were introduced and [ subjected to their tirst reading. The first to be read was the taxation ordi nance which was followed by the new building ordinance, and then the con demnation ordinance of Front and Franklin streets. Other matters claiming attention were the report of the school board relative to the raising of funds for erecting the new school building: reports from the City Engineer and some minor rout ine business. Taxation Ordirance. The new taxation ordinance is a very lengthy but clearly expressed document dealing with all the tax able properties coming under the au thority of the city. The ordinance fol lows somewhat the lines of the old law but has deviated in accordance with the powers granted through the enactment of a statute "by the legisla ture in relatiou to the collection of de linquent taxes. There is a change of date also when taxes become delin quent and when the last hearing will be held by the city council sitting as a board of equalization Building Ordinance. The new building ordinance pro vides for regulations modeled some what after those of Seattle and larger cities but is rab'ier flexible in parts and would of necessity have to be changed to meet changed condi tions. Buildings are classified ac cording to the proposed ordinance and bounds set in which each class may be erected. Architect Josenhans and City Engineer Blakeslee took part in the discussion of the ordinance and some material changes were suggest ed which will go in as amendments before the ordinance is passed. Franklin Street Corner The comdemnatlon ordinance was drawn exactly in accordance with the proposal as approved by the referen dum vote on the matter of straighten ing out the street lines of Front and Franklin streets at their intersection. The subject was thoroughly thrashed out. Councilman .Marshall, who drew the ordinance, said that he did uot provide for the repeal of ordinance 69 because the city would stand on the condemnation made by this ordinance, which had been upheld by the courts. Routine Matters. The city council authorized and in structed the .Mayor and City Clerk to endorse the warrants issued for the purchase of the property for school purposes. The City Engineer reported that B. L. Thane had presented the City of Juneau with a rock crusher valued at $1,700. The council passed a vote of thanks to Mr. Thane. The City Engineer also reported on several sewer investigations and the orders for changes are being complied with. E. R. Jaeger addressed the council in relation to the stairs on Rawn al ley and stated that they were in bad repair. The matter was referred to the street committee. Tom Radonich called attention to the condition of the ball grounds and said that the seats were not safe. A representative of the Denuy-Ren ton Brick and Clay Company appeared and offered to submit to test a block of sewer pipe. It will probably be tried on the block between Third and Fourth on Seward street. School Board Raises$26,000 Of Which $17,000 Is Cash The school board has secured ri pledges from the citizens of Juneau 1 for $26,000 with which to secure the ' necessary property and build a school house. The cash subscriptions in- , eluded in this amount and the money < advanced on the securities and * pledges is now $17,000. The two banks ' have each advanced <5.000 of this ' amount. ', Senator Tripp, who is chairman of i the school board, appearing for ] the board at the council meet- 1 ing last night, reported that the n building and desired to purchase the' additional lots. The matter of se curing the money for erecting the building and buying the property was reported on and it was shown that $17,000 in cash was now actually avail-! able, and that security notes, or pledges, to the amount of $26,000 had been secured. Mr. Bebrends was pres ent and looked over the plans of rais ing the money. He said that he con sidered the personal pledges or resi dents who lived on and owned their homes here the very best security on account of the moral obligation im posed. He was ready to advance $5, 000 for the immediate use of the school board so that they would not be em barrassed in the work in hand, but suggested that the vork of getting uore pledges be kept up. It was not lecessary that the pledges should be n larger amounts but it was essen ial that each home-owner become per sonally interested in the project The 'act that the legislature memorialized Congress to empower the city to is sue bonds to provide for this expend iture was touched upon and reports made on what had been done along this line. A letter from Secretary of the Interion Lane states that he will take the matter up as soon as it is brought to his attention by some mem ber of Congress. Several members of Congress have already stated that they would back the movement to give Juneau the power sought. The school board is of the opinion that as soon as Governor Strong is inducted into of fice that the matter can be rushed through. The change of executives at this time makes it rather difficult for the retiring governor to take up this new work. It is decided that lo cal funds will be raised on the plan already in force to take care of the movement underway until the relief can come by the issue of bonds. It. F. Lewis, of the water company, vol unteered free use of water for the sluicing of the surface dirt from the new property and also stated that he would advance $1,000 in cash and guarantee $2,000 in security toward the plan adopted by the board. GREAT PROGRESS AT SALMON CREEK Great work is being done in the Salmon creek divisior. of the Alaska tiastineau Mining Company's develop ment project. About two hundred men all told are now employed in that di vision. The basin where the upper dam is being constructed is the storm center of activity right now and more ? men are being sent to the works every day. It is the desire of the company to have this work progress as rapidly as possible consistent with thorough ness. A great change has been made in the economy of handling supplies that enter into the construction of the great work. An 8-ton Porter engine has dis placed the horses in hauling the tram cars over the railroati from the top of the hoist to the dam site. Another engine weighing 20 tons, a geared Shay, is now on the way here and will be utilized on its arrival. The first shipment of Portland ce ment will arrive June 9. The ship ment consists of 500 tons. It will be transferred as rapidly as possible to the location where the immense dam is being constructed. One of the very largest second audiences attended the Orpheum pra duction of the "Lady of the Lake' last night and was entirely satisfied with the entertainment. Tonight if distinctly a comedy night. One eeriout production, "Man in the Making," ar educational demonstration is followed by three mirth provokers. "Partners for Life," is an Edison production; "Winning a Widow," is one of Kalem's winners; "The Butterfly Net," is ar Essany and a good one. CASE BUILDING IS NOW MODERN The Case building at the corner of Main and Front Street has just re ceived a second coat of white paint making the buiding stand out like a marble monument. The interior fin ish has all been remodelled aud reno vated until it stands toduy one of the handsomest and most comfortable buildings in town. The upper floor is occupied in front bj the dental parlors of Dr. Avaril, and by Dr. P. J. Mahoue. The after part contains the portrait photograph studio of A. C. Mercer. This studio is probably one of the finest aud best equipped in all Alaska. The recep tion parlor opens from the main hall near the stairs. It is furnished tai fully aud affors a pleasing welcome to all who enter. A largo operating room with fine light adjoins. Off from the operating room is a dressing room that leaves nothing to be desired. The dark room is DAKK and that helps to tell the tale of results obtained. Mr. Case occupies the entire ground floor to house his immense stock of cUrios, furs, and photo supplies. The main room contaii.s his stock of cur ios, baskets and photo supplies. Among the former is a rare collection of alslorts of historical relics, unique ivory carvings, bits of ancient Rus sian metal ware of hammered copper; the largest and finest collection of In dian baskets in the world, the work of the women of Honnah and Yakutat, encumber the shelves of this room. The rear room reached through an aich contains the furs and woven work of Indians that have been gathered from the great empire of the North. The first is noticeable object is a magnificent skin of the rare small white bear known as ursus-comada. This bear is a distinct type, and must not be confused with the albiua of the black family nor with the glacier bear. .. earby hangs the skin of a monster glacier bear at least two feet longer than the ordinary member of that species. It has a bluish brown tinge rather than the bluish white us ually seen. A monster black wolf pelt is hang ing in close proximity to the glacier bear. And a number of fine timber wolf skins almost cover one wall. The rear wall Is decorated with the finest specimens of hand spun and hand woven Chilcat ceremonial blankets, gems that immediately seize the at tention of the tourist and hold it ir restibaly. KETCHIKAN COUPLE WED IN JUNEAU T. J. McBride and Miss Belle Ma near were united in marriage at 7:30 last evening by the Rev. J. B. Stevens at the residence of the groom's par ents in the Bean apartments on Main street. Only a few friends were pres ent, including Mr. and Mrs. John Mu seth, besides parents of the groom, j Both parties to the sacred contract are well known residents of Ketchi kan. The groom came to Juneau on the last trip of the JefTerson and has been visiting with his parents. The bride arrived in Juneau on the last trip of the Alameda. Miss Manear was formerly a Seat tle girl but has lived in Ketchikan for some time and endeared herself to the community by her many inesti mable qualities and charming dispo sition. Mr. McBride formerly lived in Cordova but three years ago went to Ketchikan and has for a long time been in the employ of the Citizen's Light & Power Company of that place. He takes a great interest in athletic sports and is considered one of the greatest baseball stars in Alaska. Mr. and Mrs. McBride will remain in Juneau until after Sunday and then take the first southbound boat for Ketchikan which is to be their future home. ACCIDENT TO WATER WHEEL CAUSES BRIEF SHUTDOWN There was a slight accident at the power plant of the Alaska-Gastineau Company at Salmon creek yesterday 1 that necessitated shutting down foi ? ten hours. One of the buckets in the general pelton wheel became loose 1 and tore others from their fastening; i before the water could be shut off i The buckets were replaced by other; i kept on hand for just such contingen 1 cies and the big wheel Is again turn } ing out the energy used at the Perse ; verance mine. i i The Lovera Monarch is the popu lar bit size. **< Land Office Gives Coal Claimant Decision * T The local land office yesterday ren dered a decision In the case of the United States vs. James Wardell in volving title to 160 acres of coal lands in the Bering river coal fields and about twenty-five miles from Katalla. Wardell was given a favorable decis ion. The local office decision follows in line with the decision of Walter L. Fisher, former Secretary of the Inter ior in the Cunningham cases, which was that a coal mine must have been developed prior to the application for patent. The local office holds that in order to profit by the exemption from cancellation of entry within the reser vations cerated by the withdrawal or ?der, that such regulations must have been complied with; and that the de fendant has complied with the regu lations and did develop a coal mine prior to his application for patent. The decision rests on what may be de termined a coal mine. It is held that the mere fact of demonstrating that coal exists in commercial quantities is not sufficient. It must be shown, that workings exist from which coal can be taken in commercial quanti ties. The case is interesting from the fact that Mr. Wardell has obtained a decis ion recognizing the development of a coal mine at an expense of under $300, while many others have spent many thousands of dollars determining the extent of vast quantities of coal with exactness and in full detail render ing the country a great service hut have been denied any proprietary right because they failed to develop a shaft or an opening whereby the coal could be hoisted to the surface before applying for patent, and which neglect has caused a forfeiture of their claims. The land in question was filed upon October 26, 1905 and located October 14 of the same year. Application for patent was made October 28, 1908 and $1,600 in cash paid in for the land November 9, 1909. January 10, 1912, I charges were filed to the effect that the claimant did not prior to making his declaratory statement, open up or develop a coal mine upon said land. The defendant entered into a stipula tion with the government as to the facts in the case from which the truth or falsity of the charges was to be determined by the local office. The evidence showed that develop ment commenced on the property in 1903 and continued until 1907 and that an expenditure amounting to between $200 and $300 had resulted in an open cut from which coal in commercial quantities could be taken and demon strated that coal in commercial quan I tlties existed on the land. Johnson Signs Bill and Replies to Bryan SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 15?Be fore signing the Web anti-alien land bill yesterday, Gov. Johnson sent a tel egram to Secretary of State William J. Bryan in which he said: "We have made the existing treaties of the United States a part of our law. IVe have preserved every right any foreign nation by international con ? tract has insisted upon preserving with the National Government. Jap an prevents the acquisition of land by aliens. California feels that it is its bounden duty to its citizens to do that which the. interests of its people de mands; that which the conscience of its people approves; that which vio lates no treaty rights." Batt e Gets The Seattle Postoffice WASHINGTON, May 15.?President Woodrow Wilson today sent the name of Edgar Battle to the United States Senate to be postmaster at Seattle. Edgar Battle is a native of Texas and a personal friend" of Postmaster General A. S. Burleson. He has been engaged in the real estate business in a small way at Seattle for many years, and has never been active in politics. He is a brother of Alfred Battle, a law-partner of former Secretary of the' Interior R. A. Ballinger. The Seattle and Washington State Democratic organizations had endors ed Judge P. A. McDonald for the po sition. McDonald was first vice-pres ident of the Woodrow Wilson League, and is one of the leading political ora tors and workers of the State. EXPLOSION SERIOUSLY ' INJURES A MINER Crillo Nobili, was seriously injured by a powder explosion at the Perse verance mine between five and six o' clock last night. He is now in St. Ann's hospital with a scalp wound and a badly damaged arm as a result of being hit with flying rock. The wounds are not dangerous and the man is having every care at the hos pital. He was resting comfortably to day. The accident is supposed to have occurred through the man go ing back after blasts had been fired to investigate a shot that seemed to have failed. The rules and instruc ! tions positively forbid, this, but men 1 take a pride in their work and some times break the rule to avoid leaving a shot unflred. Nobili is an Italian, 1 32 years of age and has been in the ' employ of the company since Febru 1 ary 10 of this year. He is unmarried, ? and a miner by profession, but has J been working as a machine helper. ELKS, NOTICE. Regular meting of Juneau Lodge, No. 420, B. P. O. Elks, Wednesday . evening, May 14. There will bo Init > iatlon. E. C. JAMESON, Secy. TORNADO KILLS 15 IN NEBRASKA SEWARD. Neb., May 15. ? Eleven were killed and 30 injured in a torna do that swept over this place last night. Four are dead at Toniaro, which, also, was struck. The towns of Seward, Toniaro and McCool Junction were all wrecked. The damage to property will be large. Seattle Man To Inspect Alaska Coal SEATTLE. May 15.?George W. Ev ans, a Seattle mining engineer, has been appointed to head a government expedition to investigate the merits for commercial purposes of the Matan uska coal fields. THEATRE PICTURE AT GROSS SHOW TONIGHT In a "Parisian Stage Tragedy" at the Gross Picture Show tonight, the audience is given a view of life be hind the scenes of a big theatre. It is a story of two women's loves, with many intense climaxes. One of the scenes shown is a sensational theatre fire, in which hundreds of pepole take part. The play Is In three parts, and stands on a par with any shown this week. Tomorrow the management an nounces another extraordinary produc tion entitled "The Unwritten Law," from the book of the same name. The "Unwritten Law" was a masterpiece, and made a living book. The Vita scope Company, of America, has made of it a living motion picture. FUNERAL OF MRS. BABBAGE HELD THIS AFTERNOON The funeral of Mrs. Clara Babbage was held this afternoon from the Epis copal church. The services were at tended by a large number of old res idents and friends of the family. In terment was In Evergreen cemetery. For home-made pastry and best coffee go to "U and I" Lunch Room. New Governor Will Work Tor harmony Major J. F. A. Stroug, who leaves for the North tomorrow, to become1 Governor of Alaska, was the guest of the Arctic Club at a welcoming din ner bust night. He was welcomed as; a visitor to the State of Washington by Gov. Ernest Lister, and to the City of Seattle by Mayor George F. Cotter ill. President J. E. Chilberg, of the New Seattle Chamber of Commerce, which through its Alaska bureau, was joint host with the Arctic Club, also made a complimentary speech. In re ply to the speeches made, Major Strong said that it will be his earn est endeavor to try to stop all bicker ing among the people of Alaska. One of the striking sentences in his speech was: "I shall try to knock down section alism, and work for a united Alaska." The big dining room of the Arctic Club was crowded with guests, and the reception given to the new Gov ernor of the Northern Territory was enthusiastic. Col. \V. T. I'erklns, pres ident of the Alaska bureau and an old time Dawson and Nome resident, was toastmaster. Major and Mrs. J. P. A. Strong will leave Seattle for Juneau on the City of Seattle sailing tomorrow night. STRONG WILL TAKE OATH WEDNESDAY Major J. F. A. Strong has expressed | a desire to take oath of ofllce as Gov-1 ernor of Alaska next Wednesday, May 21. The information was received to day by Gov. Walter E. Clark from .Major Strong in a telegram that reads as follows: "Telegram received. Would like to be sworn in on Wednesday, day after arrival. Any arrange ments made by yourself or com mittee will be satisfactory to me." Democrats Making Plans. Local Democrats, who have ar ranged a plan for giving Major J. F. A. Strong and Mrs. Strong a welcome on their home coming, met again last night. A committee was appointed to confer with Governor Clark and the inaugural committee to arrange matters so that everything will move along in perfect harmony. Juneau school children have become enthused on the matter of welcoming the Strongs and this afternoon were engaged in the practice of songs and drills for the big event. CARTER ON INAUGURAL COMMITTEE Gov. Walter E. Clark has added .May or C. W. Carter to the inaugural com mittee that is making arrangements for the induction into ollice as Gover nor of Major J. F. A. Strong. In announcing the appointment of Mayor Carter to the committee. Gov. Clark made the following statement: "Through a regrettable accident the name of Mayor Carter was omitted from the list when the committee was announced on Tuesday. This accident arose from the failure to transfer his name from a tentative list containing many names which had been under consideration. 1 appointed Mayor Car ter yesterday morning, delivering the appointment to him in person. "It was intended above all, of course, that the three members of the Legis lature, who are present in Juueuu and Douglas, together with the mayors of the two towns, should be among the members of the inaugural committee." former Northern Publisher Dies At Tacoma, Wash. TACOMA, May 15. Richard Roedlg er, a pioneer Washington and Yukon Territory newspaper man, who was re cently appointed Surveyor General of the State of Washington, died at his lioine in this city last night of Bright's disease of the kidneys. Col. Roediger was publisher of the Tacoina News at the time Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane was editor and part owner of the paper. Me served as deputy collector of cus toms at Tacoma during the second Cleveland administration. In 1897 he went to Dawson where he made a for tune as publisher of the Dawson News. Afterward he became interested in the publication business at Fairbanks. He was part owner of the News-Miner | there. For two years he was the prin cipal owner of the Tacoma Tribune that recently was sold to Frank Baker, son of the owner of the Cleveland, O., Plain-Dealer. BROOKS GETS GOLD MEDAL WASHINGTON, May 16.?The Soi cete de Gcographie, of France, has voted a gold medal to Alfred H. Brooks, of the United States geolog ical survey, head of the work of his department in Alaska. U. S. S. M'ARTHUR IS NOW IN PORT The U. S. S. MacArthur of the geo detic survey service, Captain C. G. Quillan In command, arrived in port last night pausing for coal and sup plies while enroute to the Cook inlet country. The MacArthur has been down around Burnett inlet where a survey was made and two sunken rocks heretofore uncharted were lo cated. The MacArthur will leave for the Westward after Saturday. She will call at Seward on the way up but Seldovia will be the supply base during the season. Captain Quillian said that it was the intenion to survey Kumlshak bay dur ing the coming summer. It is expect ed that they will return to Juneau about October 1. There is a possibil ity that some survey work will be at tempted in Southeastern Alaska after they return. Try a Lovera, "Sure to Please." tf. SHRINERS SELECT ATLANTA TOR MEET DALLAS, Tex., May 15. ? Atlanta, Georgia, has ben selected as the meet ing place for the national convention of the Shrines in 1914. KETCHIKAN COURT TO LAST ANOTHER WEEK KETCHIKAN, May 15.?Court will ? continue in session at this place for another week. Judge Thomas R. Ly ons says it will take that long to clean up the work here. GEORGIA'S LIST FROM SITKA AND WAYPORTS The Georgia arrived from Sitka and way ports late yesterday afternoon bringing the following passengers for Juneau: From Sitka?S. E. Hodge, Itena Gilman, Sadie Gilman, W. K. Rogers, Wm. Ferguson, and C. M. Mc Grath; from Killisnoo ? Sam John son, Mrs. Davis, Peter Penamarkoff, H. Moses; from Tenakee ? Mrs. Niece, Tule Carlson, Matt West; from Chatham?Chas. Sloan; from Gyp sum?Emil Lazar; from Hoonah ? Miss Rankin, Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Hill man, eorge Hillman, David Johnson, Olaf Nelson, and Mrs. G. E. Good.