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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOI II NO 170 JUNEAU, ALASKA. MONDAY, MAY 26. 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS FAMOUS EDITORS TO VISIT ALASKA I Wonderful Increase In Juneau Property The property values in Juneau have Increased during the past twelve months over a half a million of dol lars. Heal estate has advanced $424. 275 in value while personal property has grown in value $167,200. making a total gain of $501,405 over the val ues of last year: or about 25 per cent over the assessment of a year ago. It is doubtful if any other like period in the city's history can show a gain to equal the showing just made. City Assessor W. C. Irish has com pleted the assessment rolls showing the total assessed valuation of all real and personal property within the corporate limits of the City of Ju neau. subject to taxation for munici pal purposes. The following state ment was prepared by Assessor Irish by request for publication. Compari son is made with last year's assess ment for the purpose of showing the general Improvement in real property values and the prosperous conditions of business affairs. The statement follows: Ioist This Year Year Increase Heal ... $1,130,790 $1,555,065 $424,275 Personal 336,350 503,570 167,220 Total ... 1.467.140 2.05S.635 591.495 The increase in personal property valuation is made up principally from stocks of new concerns that have en tered business since last year and the increase of stocks of the old concerns as a natural result of the increased of the volume of business carried on. The increase in real property valu ations may be classified as follows, (the figures are approximate): Assessed valuation of new build ings, $90,000. Assessed valuation of real proper ty not heretofore assessed (exclusive of buildings thereon). $26,000. Increase in assessed valuation of business property or property avail able for this purpose including water . front property (exclusive or new buildings as showu above) embraced within the district inclosed by Main to Third. Third to Franklin, Franklin to Worthen mills, including the out-j side abutting properties, $250,000. Increase in all other real property out side of the district last mentioned and its abutting properties or princi pally residence property or property available for this purpose and acreage (exclusive of new buildings and prop erty not heretofore assessed and in cluded in figures shown above), $58.-j j275. Operations Start on the Ebner Mine Work is to be resumed on the Eb- J ner mine at once. This information is positive. Cable advices received in Juneau state that the United States district judge in New York has signed an order directing the receivers of the Ebner company to enter into a con-! tract with the Chapman reorganiza tion committee in whose interests Mr., Noble has been in Juneau for some time. It is understood that by the terms of this contract the work will j be prosecuted vigorously from now on. Arrangements have already been made for the moving of the machinery on the dock to the mines and the In stallation of the same in accordance with the plans outlined. The con tract for moving the machinery has been let to W. \V. Casey. A donkey engine arrived on the Spokane last night and it is being taken out to the top of the hill to assist in getting the heavy loads of machinery up the grade. JUNEAU TO CELEBRATE JULY EOURTH The first step in making prepani- < tions for a great Fourth of July cele bration at Juneau will be takeu next < Wednesday evening. .Mayor C. W.! i Carter has called a mass meeting of . the citizens of Juneau for the evening < of that day to consider the matter. It will be held at the City Council: chamber and will convene at eight o'- I clock. The concensus of opinion among the citizens of Juneau seems to be that the city should have a celebration this year that will outclass any similar celebration that has ever taken place in the city. Mayor Carter will call the meeting to order. THE LAUNCH "AILEEN" AGROUND YESTERDAY ?o-o? The good ship "Aileen," Captain J. F. McDonald commanding, grounded' on the beach at Sheep creek accord ing to report, while returning from a trip to Grindstone Falls. She struck last evening about 8 o'clock and was not floated until high tide this morn ing. Second Mate Sweeny was at the helm at the time of the disaster. It j is rumored that he was in line for promotion but his ill luck resulted in his being demoted to the position of | deck hand. o?o?o MRS. MALONE'S MOTHER DEAD Word has been received in Juneau I of the death of Mrs. Harry Malone's mother. Mrs. Elleu Commerford Rod erick. at her home in Ontario. Canada. Mrs. Roderick had been ill for some time. o?o?o DIVORCE ACTION FILED Sarah Hawkins vs. Julius Hawkins Is the title of a di%'orce action filed with the clerk of the district court this morning. Both parties to the suit are from Hoonah. Desertion is al leged as the grounds on which the ac tion is based. o?o?o LEAVING FOR SOUTH ON PRINCESS MAY The Princess May left for the South yesterday afternoon taking the fol lowing passengers from Juneau: R. Thornkoon. John R. Begg. B. Paul. O. Foss. G. W. Shaw, J. F. Buckley, Rob ert Lazier. W. D. Patterson. J. H. King and wife. Miss Myrtle Parr, Charles Hayes. Mrs. M. Ross, Miss Jessie Ross, and Mrs. E. Winkleman. SPOKANE ARRIVES FROM SOUTH WITH MANY The Spokane arrived from the South yesterday afternoon bringing the fol lowing passengers for Juneau: B. P. Van Dyke. A. Matheson, Mrs. H. DeGrofT .Miss A. Vanderbilt, Judge John It. Winn. .Mrs. Louise Casebolt. Gladys Bryan. Bruce Shorts, Miss Paulino Neilson, W. P. Stratton, Geo. W. Evans, Miss Lena Pitcher, W. H. Bogle. William Kane, J. Shea, Paul M. Johnson. Miss Nellie Simpkins, D. K. Stanley, John Hager. John T. Spick ett, and twelve second class. For Treadwell?Wm. Barquist, Wal ter Barquist, Mrs. D. B. Veacil, and [ seven second class. For Douglas?B. Stringer, T. Pet rovich, Mrs. Dora Carness Mrs. Mar | tha Halford, R. Carlson, and two sec 1 ond class. o?o?o JUNEAU GETS PLACED ON THEATRICAL MAP John T. Spickett, manager of the Orpheum theatre, returned on the Spokane yesterday evening from a brief business visit in Seattle. In ad ' dition to having billed the Juvenile Bostonians for Juneau to play in his popular amusement place, he has made arrangements for attractions to visit Juneau and play at the Orpheum during the entire summer. Ed. Kelly has been chosen at booking agent at Seattle and he assures Mr. Spickett : that he will engage only first class attractions to be sent up here. o?o?o ! Judge John R. Winn returned on the Spokane yesterday after an ex tended visit throughout the East. Mrs. E. DeGroff and daughter Miss A. Vanderbilt. of Sitka, returned from the South on the Epokane. Miss Nellie Simpkins arrived from the South on the Spokane yesterday BIG COAL LAND CASE BEING HEARD ?o-o-? The United State# vs. the Northern Improvement Co.. is the title of a case to come up in the local land office to day. The action involves title to 11 coal land claims situated due north of the Cunningham group of coal claims and adjoining the latter. The land involved is familiarly known as the Chezum group of coal claims in the Bering river coal fields. These claims were first located In 1903 by S. C. Chezum, Charles Dough erty, and E. H. Hughes as agent# for the different claimants. Application for patent was made in 1908, the indi vidual claimants having previously transferred their rights to the North ern Improvement Company, a Wash ington State corporation. Eenrly iu 1912 the government filed charges against the entry alleging that the claims were not taken up for the use of the locators themselves, but for the use of S. C. Chezum and Charles Dougherty; also that the locators had not opened a coal mine on each of the claims. Testimony in the case was taken in San Francisco. Portland and Seattle. An oral argument was presented on the case before Registrar Walker and Receiver Boyle of the local land of fice today, by Judge A. C. Shaw, a Portland attorney, representing the claimants. S. C. Chezum also ap peared at the hearing. M. S. Hibbard, a United States mineral inspector of the general land office and Attorney Meade, of the forest service, were al so present. o?o?o N. IN. COMPANY ON UPPER YUKON The Northern Navigation Company will become a competitor of the White Pass and Yukon on the Upper Yukon this year, and will operate the river steamer Evelyn on the route between Whitehorse and Dawson. The Eve lyn will be remodeled and placed un der British flag that she might oper ate in Canadian waters. This is the information brought to Juneau by A. F. Zipf, manager of the Northern Nav igation Company, who was a north bound passenger on the Spokane. Capt. Sid. Barrington will command the Evelyn. Barrington was reported to be the owner of the vessel, but it is now admitted that the ownership of the craft is in the big Yukon com pany. The action of the Northern Naviga tion Company in going into the Upper Yukon steamboat business is due to that the White Pass Route Is go ing into that of the lower river. The White Pass is building two steamers for the Lower Yukon river that will bear American registration and ply on the lower river. o?o?o THREATENING RAIN ! PREVENTSBASEBALL Jupiter Pluvius bad his innings yes terday and consequently there was no ball game. The Douglas-Treadwell team came over and a goodly array of rooters from the island towns accom panied them, including many fair funs, but a half hour before the time sched uled for the game to commence the "Cordova mist" settled down over Gas tineau channel and the mistiness was too pronounced to contemplate play ing. It let up a little, however, and ev erybody went out to the grounds? and then it commenced again. After a prolonged consultation it was de cided that there would be no game. | However, the crowd had continued to increase and despite the damp out look tenaciously hung around. Just to amuse the public the two teams en gaged in a few innings of practice. The work done shows that the teams have improved wonderfully since the last appearance on these grounds and a splendid showing may be expected during the coming season. As it turned out the capricious weather changed and a real game could have been played had the management have decided so to do. The practice con tinued for five innings, at the termin ation of which teh score was 4 to 3 Douglas-Treadwell'8 favor, but Juneau was coming up strong at the end. o?o?o TWO SALES OF PROPERTY ON LOWER FRANKLIN ST. A real estate deal of some magni tude is reported on lower Franklin street today. William Leyton has ? sold two tracts of ground covered by cabins in the vicinity of the City dock, i One tract was sold to A. Moore, and i the other to B. Carter. o?o?o ' Smoke a Lovera. The most popu-' ? lar, clear Havana cigar. ?*? Most Extraordinary Tariff Lobby Is At Washington WASHINGTON, May 26.?President Woodrow Wilson announced today to Washington City newspapermen that he believed the most extraordinary lobby that ever was gathered in this city is now mustered in the fight against the tariff hill. He said, fur ther, that the lobbyists represent the special interests not the masses of the people. The representatives of the latter in Congress will pass the bill. DEAD NUMBER THIRTY-THREE LONG REACH. Calif., May 26?The dead as the result of the collapse of the Long Beach auditorium at the cele bration of the British Epmire Day, Saturday, number 33. Fifty were in jured. PORTUGALQUEEN THREATENS TO ELOPE MUNICH, May 26.?Queen Amelia, of Portugal, vows that she will elope with the youthful Count Vassalaes if her son, King Manuel, does not give his consent to their marriage. o?o?o Coal Expert Conies to Juneau The Harkrader coal mines on Ad miralty Island, are to be examined by George Watkin Evans, a coal mining expert, working under the direction of the bureau of mines. This action is taken for the purpose of securing information that expert advice may be given and the owner assisted in the matter of opening up the properties. George Watkin Evans, the ' well known coal mining engineer of Se attle, arrived on the Spokane yester day afternoon and will be in Juneau until the arrival of the Admiral Samp son from the South. Mr. Evans has been engaged by the United States bureau of miues and has been assigned by Joseph A. Holmes, director of the bureau, the duty of making arrange ments for the big naval expedition into the Matanuska coal fields. While this expedition is under the navy de partment and the expenses covered by apprbpriations for that department the bureau of mines has been entrust ed with the superintending of the ac tual work to be performed. It is de signed to thoroughly test out the coals of the Chickaloon river and other de posits of the Matanuska fields, and determine the commercial value of the fields. The expedition expects to complete its work this season. While this is the primary object of Mr. Ev ans' journey at this time he has also been instructed by Director Molmes to investigate the conditions of coal matters in general, especially into the Alaska consumption of coal from abroad, and into the coal lands now under private ownership, with a view of assisting the owners in the open ing up and developing of the mines to the end that the local conditions may be relieved. Mr. I'Jvans expecis 10 return irum the Westward about June 15 and will endeavor at that time to look over the coal property of George Harkrader at Hooza-na-hoo Inlet, near Killisnoo. He had a conference with George Hark rader, who recently obtained patent for this claim and it Is understood that Mr. Harkrader will pump the wa ter out of the shaft and get the mine in condition for inspection by the time Mr. Evans returns from the West ward. o?o?o NEW YORK DRUMMER LEAVES TWO WIVES NORTH YAKIMA, May 26.?J. A. Day a Now York traveling salesman, died here yesterday. Before dying he said he had two wives living, one in Seattle, and the other in St. Francis, Kansas. 0?0?0 Wm. F. Merchant reecived a dozen bicycles on the last Humboldt and half of them are already sold. W. L. Helvey, the typewriter man, went to Wrangell on the Humboldt, W. W. Casey took passage on the Humboldt yesterday morning for Se attle. E. R. Ryus, the Ketchikan business man, returned to his home on the Humboldt. L. T. Merry left for a trip to the States on the Humboldt yesterday. Sam Guyot took passage on the Humboldt yesterday. o?o?o For home-made pastry and besl cofTee go to "U and I" Lunch Room. McCARTY'S SLAYER UNDER ARREST CALGARY, Alta., May 2G. ? Arthur! Pelkey, who killed Luther McCarty Saturday with a blow over the heart j in the first round of a prize fight, was arrested, charged with manslaughter. ' He was released from custody upon giving bail in the sum of $10,000. Death Due to Chin Blow. CALGARY Alta., May 26.?An autop sy held this afternoon determined that the death of Luther McCarty was due to a blow on the chin instead of one over the heart as was at first sup posed. The neck was dislocated caus ing a hemorrhage of the spine. The big arena in which the fight took place was destroyed by burning today by the authorities. CALGARY. Alta., May 24. ? The death of Luther McCarty, the heavy weight prize fighter, today was dra matic in the extreme. There were seven thousand spectators in the great arena when the end came in the first round. They saw Pelkey deliver McCarty the vicious blow, and saw the favorite in the contest slow* ly collapse, and watched him counted out with amazement. The end was so sudden and so unexpected, that it was hard to realize that the big fighter was so near death. Physicians la bored over the prostrate man for 35 | minutes before he breathed his last o?o?o AVIATOR'S WIPE GETS DIVORCE RENO, May 26.?Mrs. Atwood, wife of Harry N. Atwood, the aviator, was granted a divorce Saturday with the custody of their child and alimony. Desertion was alleged as the cause for the divorce. o?o?o PEDERALISTS SHOT FOR DISLOYALTY ?o-o? EL PASO, Tex., May 26.?The bells of the Juarez churches, announcing mass, yesterday morning commingled with the strains of the military band that played the funeral march of An tonio Rodriquez Herrandez, the Mex ican federal leader, who was charged with disloyalty to the State of So - nora. Herrandez was publicly shot. WALL STREET IS NOT POPULAR WASHINGTON, May 26?In a state ment made in this city James J. Hill, creator of the Great Northern, said that "Wall Street has not a friend west of Buffalo." n?n?o SENATE WOULD RETURN RANSOM FOR MISS STONE WASHINGTON, .May 26. ? The United States Senate Saturday adopt ed a bill appropriating money for the purpose of reimbursing the donors to the $100,000 ransom given Balkan ban dits some years ago for the ransom of .Miss Stone, the missionary to Turkey, 1 whom the bandits had captured. The money was raised by popular subscrip 1 tion. o?o?o AMERICAN SWINDLER DIES IN MADHOUSE i CHICAGO, May 26.?Word has been I received here that Louis Gourdain, the noted American swindler and organ , izer of a rival lottery to the famous . Louisiana institution many years ago, ! died Saturday in a London madhouse. ? He had been insane for several years o?o?o i MRS. DEWEY AND OTHERS OPEN CONFEDERATE HOME 5 WASHINGTON, May 26.?Mrs. Ad miral George Dewey and other South 5 ern women opened the Confederate Veteran home in this city yesterday. o?o?o L Every thing that will please a smok er may be found at BURFORD'S. Noted Journalists Are Coming North This Year SEATTLE, May 26. ? William R. Hearst, owner of ten daily newspapers and various magazines; J. A. Sleicher, editor of Leslie's Magazine; J. D. Gorth-TowBky, of the Atlanta Const! tution; W. D. Boyce, of the Chicago Ledger, and others signed the roster of those that will participate in the tour of Alaska under the auspices of the Alaska Bureau of the New Seattle Chamber of Commerce. United States May have Another Isthmian Canal WASHINGTON, May 26?Dr. S. Cas trillo, the retiring Nicaraguan mini ster, following conferences with Sec retary of State William J. Bryan, an nounced today in a public statement that he believes that a treaty will be negotiated between the United States and Nicaragua that will provide for the construction of a Nicaraguan ca nnl by the United States. The N'icaraguan canal was for many years favored by the United Suites as the most desireable location for a ship canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It was abandoned for the Panama location during the ad ministration of former President Roosevelt. OPPOSITION PLANS I TOR NEXT CONTEST WASHINGTON, May 26.?The Re-i publican leaders that have been In j session here for several days have outlined plans for the Congressional election of 1914. It has been virtual-1 ly agreed that there will be a nation-) al convention held within a year. WASHINGTON, May 26?The Re publican executive committee has ten tatively agreed to call a meeting of the full Republican National Commit tee to meet 60 days after the adjourn ment of Congress to determine wheth er or not to call a National Conven tion within the next year to change the basis of representation in national conventions and to adopt a new plat form upon which to go before the peo ple in the Congressional campaign next year. If the change In representation shall be agreed upon, it will practically elim inate the Southern states from partici pation in Republican conventions. o?-o?0 BIG TIMBER DEAL IS CONSUMMATED PORTLAND, Ore., .May 26.?One of the largest timeber deals that has been closed in many years was con summated here Saturday when J. C. K. Wentworth, large Michigan lum bermen purchased the Washington and Oregon holdings of F. W. Leadbetter. the transaction involves more than $10,000,000. SOLEMN SERVICES AT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH Sunday was held as a solemn fes tival in the Catholic church on the oc casion of administering the Sacrament of Confirmation to thirty children and adults. The children were prettily dressed in white and wore wreaths of flowers and white veils. The Rev. Father E. H. Brown, S.J., rector of the parish, announced to the large congregation the letter of the Prefect Apostolic delegating the Rev. P. B. Donnelly, O.M.I., to admin ister the Sacrament of Confirmation. Father Donnelly, vested in the sacred vestments, explained the doctrine of confirmation that Christ instituted this * *-? la mx# x iva sacrament Dy promising iu u ? not, the Paraclete will not come to you; but if I go I will send Him to you;" John 16, VII. That the subject matter of this sacrament is the anoint ing by holy chrism in the sign of the cross conjointly with the imposition of hands. The effects of the sacra ment, he said, are an increase of grace making us "perfect Christians;" also that we receive the grace of the seven gifts of the Holy Ghost especial ly courgae and strength to proclaim the name of Christ. He earnestly ex horted those about to receive this sac rament to remember the beautiful morning and the sentiments that ani mated them now that it might be a life-long inspiration for them. Confirmation was then solemnly ad ministered followed by High Mass. Mr. Boyle and Mrs. Chapldean were the god-parents. In the evening Father Donnelly brought the exercises of the mission to an end by a powerful sermon, en titled, "A Disciple of Christ." o?o?o The Daily Empire delivered in Ju neau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 a month. | NEW YORK STATE SENATOR CONVICTED NEW YORK, May 26.?State Sena tor Stllhvell was found guilty of brib ery by a grand jury in the Supreme Court Saturday. Senator Stlllwell was accused by the president of the American Bank Note Company, and Gov. Sul/.er requested him to resign from the Senate. The Senate, at StillweU's request, investigated the charges against him and by a vote of 28 to 21 lie was permitted to retain his seat. The Tammany organization and the Republican State organiza tion supported him in the legislative contest. The charges were taken into the courts and Still well convicted of the crime alleged. JAPANESE MIKADO IS RECOVERING TOKYO, May 26.?The Emperor Is rapidly recovering. This morning it was announced that he is out of danger. Saturday evening he was shown the cablegram of sympathy from President Woodrow Wilson, and expressed his pleasure at its receipt. o?o?o ROOSEVELT'S LIBEL SUIT BEGINS TODAY ?o-o? MARQUETTE, Mich., May 26.?The libel suit of Theodore Roosevelt against George A. Newitt, formerly ed itor of Iron Ore, of lshpeming, Mich., began here this morning. The case will be tried before Judge Richard C. Flannlgan. Former Presi dent Theodore Roosevelt, accompan ied by William Loeb, Gifford Pinchot, James R. Garfield, Jacob Itiis and others arrived this morning. o?o?o YUKON OUTLOOK IS EXCELLENT ?o-o? The starting of dredges and hy draulics for the season of 1913 marks one more auspicious year for the Yu kon placer fields. The output this year likely will be heavier than it was last. With a large percentage going to the laborers and the wood dealers, the Yukon retains a heavy proportion of the total yield. The population is not as large as in earlier days, and has shrunk almost yearly, but for those who remain there is a fair wage or good returns otherwise. Klondike hus no room for an influx of labor. But if any man wishes to come and prospect he will find a splendid field in the Yukon Territory. No season ever saw more promising opportuni ties. Not only is Yukon rich in opportu nities in drege and hydraulic ventures, but there yet are many chances for the individual miner in placers, in coal and in copper. The Yukon also is yearly producing more of her own needs, and thus is becoming more and more self-contained and self-sustain ing. Yukon is one of the best lands in the world in which the Industrious man can find himself broke. With the prospect of hard timse and wars outside, the man now in Yukon will do well to remain here, and those who are prospectors and can flnance their way North with a grubstake for a year for a starter will And no more prom ising region for outdoor life, and no country teeming with richer virgin resources for whosoever will open them.?Dawson News. 0?o?0 Waffles all day at "U and I" Lunch Room. 4-141m.