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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. II.. NO. 16:? JUNEAU. ALASKA. FRIDAY. MAY 1C. ll>13. PRICE TEN CENTS LANE COMES TO AID OF ALASKA Philadelphians Would Give I Canada Alaska Land WASHINGTON. May 16.?Represen-: tative John H. Stephens, of Texas, yesterday at the request of the Uni versal Peace Union, of Phildephia. in troduced a joint resolution proposing to cede, as an act of international cour tesy. a strip of Southeastern Alaska. 45 miles long and 10 miles wide, so that Western Canada might have an outlet to the Pacific Ocean. Hearst And Roosevelt join Sulzer In fight ALBANY. N. Y.. May 16. ?William U.Hearst and Col. Roosevelt will join (5ov. William Sulzor in a series of J meetings in New York City, May 28th. in the iuterest of the Sulzer direct pri mary election law. They purpose to create a demand on the part of the < people of the State that will force the members of the Legislature to pass the bill taking the nomination of State, county and municipal officers out of the hands of machine-controlled con ventions. SEASON OPiENING AT KENSINGTON Water has commenced to run at the Kensington mines near Comet City and operations have commenced on the great Kensington tunnel. This tunnel is the crosscut that is being put in to tap the old Peterson tunnel. It will be four thousand feet long when completed and It is now about half done. The stamp mill will be started up next week or at least twen ty stamps for the purpose of milling ore that comes out of the tunnel bor ings. There will be no attempt made to mine proper until the tunnel is com pleted. but as a ma.ter of economy the ore coming from borings will be milled now. The work is in charge of Superin tendent B. B. Xieding, who recently! went up with some additions to the j crew. There are employed at the pres-1 ent time about thirty men and more will be eugaged as the work opens up. The launch Pacific returned this morn ing front Comet City, the sea port of the Kensington mines. Tomorrow a scow loaded with lumber for the Kagle river mines and for the Kensing ton mines will leave Juneau. The lum ber will in part be used for the con struction of a new dock at Comet City. JUDGE R. W. JENNINGS SAILS NORTH MAY 18 Judge K. W. Jennings will leave Se attle for the North May 18. This in formation is conveyed to Mrs. Jen nings in cable advices received to day. LOCAL CHARACTER HAS STROKE OF APOPLEXY A man known localy as "Dutch Henry" was stricken with apoplexy at 11:30 this moruiug and taken to St. Ann's hospital. He had not regained consciousness at a late hour this af ternoon and is not. expected to live. His real identity is not known to a crtainty. He is said to be an "87 pio neer. THRILLING PICTJRES AT GROSS PICTURE SHOW Another large an J appreciative aud ience enjoyed the classy program put on by the Gross Picture Show last evening. Redemption met with a round of applause, and is truly one of the most dramatic productions ever shown here. The offering today is a drama of modern life, "The Unwrit ten I .aw." in three parts. A picture that will steal into your heart with the thrilling emphasis of compelling real ism. The offering Saturday is truly sensational. "The Auto Bandits of Paris." Eclairs great three-reel fea ture is truly the tragic triumph of the movie world. This picture of a stu pendous warfare against desperadoes was photographed by the Eclair cam era men in a rain of bullets, during the dynamite duel between "Bonnot," the tiger, and the French army. The papers of all countries were filled with accounts of the auto bandits, yet the actual depiction of this awe-inspiring drama has been made possible by the all-seeing eye of the cinematagraphic camera in the hands of men more dar ing and resourceful than most war cor respondents. This picture will be shown here Saturday matinee and night only. CORWIN SAILS FROM KETCHIKAN NORTH KETCHIKAN. May 16.?The Corwin sailed from Ketchikan for Dutch Har bor directly yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. From Dutch Harbor she will proceed to Nome as fast as the con dition of the ice in Bering Sea will permit. The Corwin was delayed at Ketchi kan J6 hours while her smoestack was being lengthened. It was dis covered that her new boilers were not drawing satisfactorily, and it was nec essary to add to the stack. The Corwin has 50 first-class pas sengers and a full cargo of freight on board. Most of the passengers are bound for Nome. The following is the passenger list: B. F. Anderson, A. D. Cafferty, Par ry Clark. H. Haunnels. C. Leclerce, Carrie Singsang, Jimmie Turner. J. F. McCollough, T. B. Watson, Chas. Koen, T. K. Biggart, It. A. Graham. Lewis Erickson. John Bagg. Gus Bgor j ustd. A. Boddin, J. Mace. J. P. Dauor an. E. E. Brashear, John Felkel, T. L. Nevin, \V. E. Shingleton, Louis Nosh er. S. Foster, Frank Johnson, Chas. Anderson. Aniiel Leuse, J. C. Tice, Ferdenand Apach. Frank Anderson, ! Herman Ingala, Otto Sehrt, R. M. Palmer. Jack Cale, Jas. Murphy, Mrs. Lottie Wilson, Mrs. S. Foster. Mrs. L. Ouiment, James Gaurley, John Hoi-1 land, J. W. O'Brien, Win Verso, C. Madsen, Mrs. Madsen, Antone Nicols. H. W. Newman. A. P. Jocheinsen, A. E. Sevarson. Jeff Codin, D. Aservich. I \ THE LA TOUCHE BRINGS A CAPACITY CARGO The LaTouche arrived last night i with a capacity cargo which has been i discharged around the channel. She brought the lumber for the Jaeger Krickson building, a large consign 1 ment of supplies for the C. W. Young ?'onipanv and 130,000 feet of lumber for the Alaska- Gastineau Company, besides a lot of steel rails and machin ery for the latter company which were discharged at Sheep creek. The La-! Touche will leave for the Westward this evening. GEORGE NOBLE RETURNS FROM PETERSBURG George N'oble, who has been spend- i ing several days at Petersburg and vi-1 cinity on business and pleasure, re- j turned at three o'clock this morning. Mr. Noble accompanied by his son J left for Petersburg Monday evening j on the launch Lou that was at their j ! disposal during the whole trip. This i was the maiden trip of the Lou and; Mr. Noble says that the entire run of' 108 miles was made without a break! in speed, averaging 8V2 knots per hour. I PARTY OF HUNTERS OFF FOR HAWK INLET SECTION A party of gentlmen took passage; on the Georgia this afternon for the j Hawk Inlet country. It is said by! some that they are just out for recre-; ation. but others say they are a min ing expedition who want to look the country over. The party consist of J. D. Bennett, W. H. Norman. J. A. j Frost, W. D. Watson, and J. S. Nor man. A complete line of iobacco jars and ' pipe racks at BURFORDS. Fur Warden Puts Black Bear Out Several important changes have been made in the regulations for the protection of fur-bearing animals in Alaska since last fall. The protec tion heretofore given black bear has been removed entirely. The hunting or killing of beaver is prohibited until 191S, the closed season being extend ed three years longer than formerly. The season for the hunting and kill ing of marten has been cut down fif teen days and the season for the tak ing of muskrat has been extended one month longer. The hunting and trap ping season for fox has been extended on the Arctic slope but otherwise re mains unchanged. H. G. Christoft'ers, warden in the Alaska fisheries service, is in charge of that branch of the department in Alaska which deals with fur-bearing animals. Mr. Christoffers makes Fair banks his headquarters. He was in Juneau a few days ago and left for Skagway enroute to the interior. Last winter Mr. Christoffers was in Wash ington, D. ('., and suggested some of the changes that have been made, no tably the removal of the protection to the black bear. From time to time agents of fox farms who make a specialty of black and silver grays pass through Juneau seeking the co-operation of trappers in the taking of these valuable animals alive for exportation to the fox farms of Eastern Canada. The law specifi cally prohibits the taking of wild foxes for exportation and permits have been issued only in a few instances for ex portation from fox farms. It is said that schemes have been devised to have residents of the State of Wash ington get the foxes and then turn the animals over to the Canadian fox farms but the department has been made aware of the scheme and is pre pared to block it. THOMAS GAFFNEY AMAZED AT WORK Yesterday afternoon, Ilepresenta-1 tive Thomas Gaffney and Father Peter Donnelly put in the day at Sheep creek, the guests of General Manager B. L. Thane, of the Alaska-Gastineau I .Mining Company. Mr. Gaffney is a! Nome mining man and is familiar 1 with large undertakings but the devel opment work going on around Sheep * creek seems to have impressed him greatly. Speaking of the work last evening Mr. Gaffney said: "It is; amazing to contemplate the stupend-1 ous undertaking that is now under; way on Gastiueau channel. It is hard ly conceivable that so much could have been accomplished in the time said to have elapsed since operations ' were begun, but a visit to the great j tunnel where Paddy O'Neil is working his expert crews demonstrates that it is possible. "O'NeiPs meu work like the move- j ments in a high-grade watch. There' isn't a lost motion anywhere. That i tells the story of accomplishment. To know that great tunnel has extended 500 feet each month is simply to con-; template the wonderful. O'Neil has probably the best crew of miners in the country. A man like O'Neil would not attempt to do anything with infer ior miners. "Juneau has certainly a great fu ture. When one contemplates that that great mountain is one big solid body of ore reaching from the port al of the tunnel into the Silver Bow basin, the possibilities appear almost incalculable. With the establishment of the reduction works, Juneau really becomes a manufacturing city, for the industry will go on indefinitely. The Capital City should wake up to these realities and build for permanency." DIGGING UP HONES OF EARLY RESIDENTS The government crew working on the Sheep creek road this morning dug up the bones of a human being pre sumably the remains of an Indian that had been buried there so not be established. It is not unlikely that the experience may be repeated. SPECIAL CHOIR PRACTICE. There will be an important rehears al held in Trinity Episcopal church this evening at 7:30 p. m., sharp, in or der to practice the special music for the service next Sunday morning. All members of the choir are requested to be present. Smoke a Lovera. The most popu lar, clear Havana cigar. *** [ Murder And Usurpation Charged Against Muerta MEXICO CITY, May 16. ? Formal charges of conspiracy, usurpation and assassination were made against Pres ident Victoriano Huerta today at a special executivo session of the Cham her of Deputies by Herberto Barron, formerly commercial agent of the Ma dero government in the United States. The charges created a profound im pression, and, during their presenta tion, the situation was intense. Wilson Stands Pat For Free Wool And Sugar WASHINGTON, May 16.?President Wood row Wilson aunounced last! night that he will not compromise in the least neither on the wool sched ule nor the sugar schedule. He said, "1 have taken my stand with the lead ers of the House of Representatives for the present bill. The decision was j arrived at after full consideration, and by it I shall continue to stand." Government Committed to Free Sugar. WASHINGTON, May 1C. ?Senator Ollle James, of Kentucky, in a speech today said that the Baltimore conven tion committed the administration to free sugar. NEW LINER IN WATER TOMORROW SEATTLE, May 16.?The uew I'u get Sound California passenger steam ship "Congress", of the Pacific Coast Steamship Company will be launched at noon tomorrow from the yards of the New York Shipbuilding Company at Camdenden, N. J. The big liner will be christened by Miss Mary Phelps Jacob in the pres ence of a large assemblage of officials of transportation companies and East ern shipbuilding corporations. The Congress will practically be completed when she is freed from the mass of timbers that have supported her during construction and she is ready to take her first plunge in the waters of the Atlantic. A full cargo of 3,500 tons has been arranged for the vessel on the East coast. After loading, some time in ] July, she will begin her long course to the Pacific Coast. It is estimated that the voyage from the East coast will require forty-five ( days, and the new liner is expected to, reach Seattle early in September. She1 will operate between Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The Congress will be an oil burn ing vessel, 440.6 feet over all, beam, 54.9 feet, and will have a moulded j depth of 29 feet. She will be a twin screw steamship, capable of maintain ing a speed of eighteen and one-half knots per hour. Her hull contains 4,218 tons of steel, boiler material ag gregates 502 tons and the material in her engines, 248 tons. In length she i is twenty-five feet longer than the Gov ernor and five feet greater beam. i | VALUABLE LITTLE HAND BOOK OF C. W. YOUNG CO. The C. W. Young Company has is sued to its patrons a neat and new memorandum book containing much valuable information to the people of this section of Alaska. It has in brief the game laws, fur regulations, lists of licensed guides, game wardens and other information for hunters; mining laws, homestead laws; timber regula tions; motor boat law, and classifica tion of boats with regulations govern ing their operation; and a complete tide table for the year 1913 for Sitka district. It contains a list of the leg islative assembly and much informa tion about Alaska. Another feature is a series of schedules relating to the merchandise handled by the firm giving a great deal of valuable infor mation to the prospector or mining man, fisherman or artisan, or to the employer of men in any line of activ ity in Alaska. COMEDY HOLDS SWAY AT THE ORPHEUM The Orpheum show has some com edy on now. Three reels of fun. The Essany production, "The Butterfly Net," is a clever comedy with an Eng lish title to the fore. "Partners for Life," is a good comedy with a real lesson. Th^re are several other good films. The same show will be on to night. Tomorrow night the comedy will be continued with the "Texan Twins," Crane Wilbur doing the dou ble for the twins and appears double on the stage. Other pieces include "Making Good," "Mistaken Identity," and the "Katzenjammer Kids." GRANT'S GRAND DAUGHTER ELOPES SAN FRANCISCO, May 1G. ? Miss Nellie Grant, grand-daughter of the late Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, was hur riedly married yesterday to Lieut. Commander William Pigott Cronin, of the United Suites navy, without the knowledge of her mother. It is not known that there was objection to the marriage. VASSAR GIRLS WAR ON WHITE SLAVERS POUGHKEEPSIE, May 16.?Based on information gathered by 20 Vua sar girls, warrants are out here today for three prominent young men of Fishkill Landing on whiteslavery charges. The men have disappeared from their accustomed haunts. Several hotels in Foughkeepsie and Newberg. it is said, will be closed as the result of efforts by the college girls to clean up the country. FORMER MRS. CLEVELAND IS AMONG THE ANTIS PRINCETON, N. J.. May 16.?Mrs. Thomas J. Preston, of Princeton, the former Mrs. Grover Cleveland, has been chosen vice president of the New Jersey Association Opposed to Wom an Suffrage. SITKA TO INCORPORATE AND BE REAL CITY SITKA, May 14.?Plans are under way for the incorporation of Sitka un der the municipal incorporation law for Alaska. The growth of the city and the assurance that it will continue to grow with the development of the resources and commercial possibili ties have encouraged the citizens and property owners to take advantage of the opportunities offered by the law to become a municipal incorporation. O'GORMAN NOT YET READY TO TALK WASHINGTON. May 14.?Senator James A. O'Gorman, of New York, when asked to make a statement up on the New York primary situation, replied "not yet." IN THE COMMISSIONER'S COURT Fanny Sam, a dusky maid of Doug las, was brought over by Marshal Fells and is having a hearing this after noon before Commissioner Winn on the charge of vagrancy. Hector Balantine, who pleaded guilty to stealing a kodiak camera from the government hospital, was today sen tenced to pay a fine of $40. Not hav ing the funds he languishes in the fed eral jail. John Stangaard, who Is alleged to have stolen two shot guns, one rifle and two revolvers from the store of lames Russell, and other etceteras from divers persons in Juneau, left on the Spokane but has been appre hended and is now locked up at Skag way and will be brought to Juneau on the first boat. He was arrested at Clifton near the Canadian boundary line at the summit of White Pass. Clam chowder every day at "U and I" Lunch Room. 4-14-lm. Lane Urges Government Railroad Building WASHINGTON, May 16.?In a letter to Senator Key Pittman, chairman of, the Senate committee on territories, Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane takes strong ground in favor of government-owned railroads in Alas ka as the best means of bringing the mineral, agricultural and other re sources within the reach of the world, and as "the only way to make that country a real part of the world." It Is believed that the letter was In spired by the statement that has been Kivon out that Senator I'lttman does not like the Chamberlaln-Wickersbam bill, and that he will introduce a rail road bill himself as sooti as the hear ings before his committee shall have terminated. SENATE COMMITTEE TO COME NORTH SEATTLE, May 16.?Major J. F. A. Strong said today that Senator Key Pittman told him that a sub-committee of the Senate committee on territories will visit Alaska before the regular I December session begins, if Congress I adjourns before the close of summer. Cabinet Discusses Reply To Japan WASHINGTON, May 16.?After he was notified that it was the intention of Gov. iliram Johnson, of California, to sign the Webb anti-alien land bill, Japanese Ambassador Chinda called at the State Department twice yester day to ascertain whether or not the Department had learned when the bill had been signed. WASHINGTON, May 16.?President Woodrow Wilson and his Cabinet held a three-hour sesison today dis cussing the government reply to the Japanese protest against the Califor nia anti-alien land ownership leglBla-i tion. No information was given out ;u, | to the decision arrived at or whether or not a decision was reached. add WILSON STAN DSC PAT SOUTHERN BAPTISTS BEGIN CONVENTION ST. LOUIS, May 16.?The Southern I Baptists convention opened here this morning for a week's session. WILL INVESTIGATE WAGE U. ?S UNDER NEW BILL ' I WASHINGTON, May 16. ? Secre-i tary of Commerce Bed field in a speech yesterday said that the government will investigate any cut in wages that might follow the enactment of the Un derwood tariff bill. I JEFFERSON COMING WITH MANY PASSENGERS SEATTLE, May 16.?The Jefferson sailed for Juneau, Douglas and other Southeastern Alaska points last night. She had the following passengers for Juneau?Roy Dollar, Albert Hoff, Al. Carlson, Mrs. J. R. Alguire, Viola Love joy, C. J. Biddiss, E. Gibson, Mrs. M.' L. Burch, G. \V. Hewitt, Charles Del- j piano, N. J. Smith, A. M. Johnson, Lewis Dyrahl, M. Wahl, W. D. and Louis Thomas, James Morris and wife, (5. Clarberg, Otto Bernhard, Frank Morreau, Dr. Mulhollan, R. T. Harris, Miss M. Bloomquist, Mrs. A. Eikland and children, Arthur Morton, John B. Benson, A. Benson, A. Fahlman, T. Fahlman. For Douglas?H. Delin, C. E. Moore, T. Westerdahl, Mrs. O. D. Miles and children, and Mies Carrie Holloway. THE SPOKANE'S SOUTH BOUND PASSENGER LIST | T'.o Spokane sailed South last eve ning with the following passengers from Juneau: for Seattle?E. J. Nel son, Clara Erickson, A. Bernhelm, Minnie Wertzen, Mrs. Walter Harris. Mrs. Stella Gerner, Miss Rena Jor geison, Miss Nina Jorgenson, George Bettes, J. T. Spickett, Chas. Roth, C. Anderson, Aexel Gunderson; for Ket chikan?J. F. Malony and wife, Mrs. J." Cardinal, W. Timana, Walter John son, W. McCarthy, T. Dargonovich, J. Rody. NEW NOTARIES APPOINTED BY GOV. WALTER E. CLARK Governor Walter E. Clark has ap*i pointed the following notaries for the Territory of Alaska: John F. Henson, Douglas; R. M. Crawford and E. T. Wolcott, Fairbanks; Lawrence S. Kerr anu Delia B. Chase, Nome; Roy al A. Gunnison, Juneau. The Dally Empire delivered In Ju ^neau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 [PAGE LEAVES TO BECOME AMBASSADOR NEW YORK, May 10. ? Walter II Pago, United States Ambassador to Great Britain, sailed yesterday for London to take up his duties as the representative of the United States government at the court of St. James. He succeeds Whitclaw Reid. ALASKA REQUESTS BEEORE SENATE WASHINGTON, May lt>.?The mem orials of the Alaska Legislature ask ing for the construction of railroads and the opening of the coal mines was laid before the United States Senate yesterday. They were, as have been the other memorials received front the Alaska Legislature, referred to the Senate committee on territories. Presbyterians Elect Moderators ATLANTA, May 1G.?Dr. John Tim othy Stone, of Chicago, was today elected moderator of the Northern Presbyterians. The Southern Pres byterians elected Dr. J. Sproule, of Louisville, Kentucky, moderator. ATLANTA, May 10.?Dr. M. Rus sell. of Westminster College, New Wil mington, Pa., was elected moderator of the United Presbyterian Assembly, yesterday. JOINT REHEARSAL TONIGHT OF MUSICAL ORGANIZATIONS A joint rehearsal for the library benefit of the Orpheus Club and the Juneau Ladies' Musical Club will be held at the high school building to night A full attendance is desired. LAST DANCE OF ELKS VERY SUCCESSFUL AFFAIR Local Elks entertained with an in formal dance last night closing the so cial season in Juneau Elkdom. A four-piece orchestra furnished delight ' ful music and a very enjoyable time was had. At 11 o'clock the dancers i paused while all united in singing "Old Lang Syne." Visiting Elks and their ladies from Douglas, Tread well and other out of town places were present. BOWLING PARTY FOR GOV. WALTER E. CLARK Beginning at 4:30 this afternoon Governor Walter E. ('lark and the party of gentlmcu friends with whom he has enjoyed bowling during the past winter will bowl until 6:30. The par ty will then repair to the banquet ha'l of the Alaska Grill where a wine din ncr will be served. LATE FERRY TONIGHT FOR DOUGLAS AND TREADWELL There will be a late ferry tonight for the benefit of those who attend the Junior Prom from Douglas and Tread well. The ferry will leave Juneau at 1 o'clock. FEMMER & RITTER See this firm for all kinds of dray ing and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. Coa? delivered promptly. Fetnmer & Hit ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone 314. Residence phones 402 or 403. ???