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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
; , | N0 1T;. . . JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY. MAY 28, 1913. > PRICE TEN CENTS SENATORS TO REPORT RAILWAY BILL Ju?eau Lawyers Give Banquet to Judge Jennings The banquet given by members of the .Inn au bar to Judge Robert \V. Jennings at the Alaska drill last night was attended by nearly a score of le gal lights of this city. This is the tirst t.i.ie iii the recent history of Juneau that a lull attendance of the bar has. been assembled for any purpose what soever. and the occasion is looked up-1 on as epoch making. There were many brilliant speeches made during the progr?.-> of the evening and very many complimentary things said of Judge Jennings. The banquet become a sort of love feast in which every person felt that he had a message to deliver. Kverybody talked. J. A. Hellenthal was toastmaster and performed the functions of that otlice in a faultless manner, lie is credited with keeping things moving at a lively pace. Judge John R. Winn I responded to the toast to "The Bar As sociation " John (5. Held spoke to the i subject: "The Judges Who Have (lone. Before." J. M. Slump spoke on thej subject: "Judges I Have Known." Judge R. A. Gunnison dealt with the subject: "From Bench to Active Prac tice. " District Attorney John Rust card spoke on : "The Bench and the Bar." W. S. Bay less handled "The Republican Party." Z. It. Cheney talked about "The Troubles of a Na tional Committeeman." J. H. Cobb spoke on "Democracy as Viewed by Texans" and discussed "Alaska as a State." Judge Henry States dwelt on "Early Days in Alaska." Judge J. P. Malonv gave a luminous and humor ous disertion on "The Diversion of Lawyers and Judges." Judge Drover C. Winn made a speech ending with a toast to Judge Thomas R. Lyons. X. L. Burton made a short address and proposed a toast to President Wood row il?#on. R. E. Robertson gave his view on "Young Lawyers." J. B. Marshall talked on "Democracy." A. W. Fox addressed himself to "Americans by Choice." F. G. Wet trick gave a vivid description of the "Seattle Spirit." Judge Jennings spoke on "The Mental Transition in an Attorney Who Is Elevated to the Bench." Big Pulp Plant Goesto Wrangcll T. Gardner. special fiscal agent In the forerstry service, arrived from Ketchikan on the Northwestern last night on official business. .Mr. Gard ner brings optimistic reports from points to the Southward The Amer ican Pulp and Paper Company is building a million-dollar pulp plant on Mill creek, just a few miles from W'rangell. The company will begin erecting the plant immediately and' have a good start on the work before summer wanes. It will probably take: two years to get the plant ready for! active operations. Th" company has bought three hun dred million feet of timber near Wrangell and this will keep the plant going for some time. It is Mr. Gard ner's belief that pulp manufacturing will become a very important and prof ital-b- industry in Southeastern Alas ka. The timber is peculiarly fitted for the manufacture of pulp and is to be had in great quantities. Taking timber for pulp everything practically is used and the land is given an op port unity to grow up in spruce again, while taking for mills only that fit ted for lumber is taken leaving the other a loss. o?o?o MANY ARRIVE ON THE NORTHWESTERN ?v?v/ The Northwestern arrived from the i South at 11 o'clock last night enroute to the Westward. The following pas sengers were aboard: It. Graves. .Miss Hunt. O. W. Fuer-j tel. W. XX*. Gilliam and wife. Miss L. j XX'auborg. B. S. Stewart, Miss E. I Hayes, Miss A. Hayes. L. J. Hurds. XX". E. Hurd, M. Stewart. G. 0. Itich. K. O. Webster. D. S. Hurds and wife. M. Craven. F. XX'. Collins, J. H. Hin ton. C. Narm, H. Ott. A. Hensel. F. J. Shearer. A. I'ollis. J. Shork. S. | Bailey. I). Flem. ('. T. Gardner, H. XX" XX'right. XX* C. Lynch. L. E. Hodge. Miss Agnes Oram, and Miss Helen Burke o?o?o ELKS. ATTENTION! ?o-o? Juneau Lodge No. 43U, B. P. O. Elks, meets tonight at 8:30. There will be balloting. N. L. BURTON. E.R., E. C. JAMESON. Secy. o?o?o NOTICE. Alaska Lodge of Perfection. No. 1. meets tonight at 8 o'clock. Odd Fel lows' hall. XX'ork. 14th degree. It. A. GUNNISON. X'.M., J. XX*. BELL. Secy. o?o?o SPOKANE TAKES MANY PASSENGERS SOUTH ?o-o? The Spokane left for the South yes terday evening taking the following passengers from Juneau: For Seattle?Ethel Chambers. Miss Berffers. it. C. Johnson. lx>tta Hirsch. Callie Guise. A. C. Thacker. A. B. Thacker. Harriet Case. S. C. Chezum. A. C. Shaw. Miss A. N. Hard wick. For XX'rangell ? Miss Ethel Perry. Miss Pauline Nelson. D. Daydle. For Petersburg?A. B. Crawford. For Ketchikan?C. R. Coulter. P. B. Donnelly. For Rupert?Octave Lebrun. For X'ictoria?Dan XX*. Fraser. o?o?o A complete line of tobacco jars and pipe racks at BURFORD'S. Rodgers' Story of Haines Killing ?o-o? ? The evidence at the coroner's in quest that was held at Haines yester day disclosed that \V. K. Rodders, who killed X. H. Wixson. on Christmas creek. Porcupine district. May 23. and Wixson were partners, and living to gether. Ill feeling had been developed and quarrels had become frequent. The evidence of Rodgers, that was not disputed, was that Friday morning the men both arose about 7:30 o' clock. Rodgers prepared the break fast while Wixson did some other work about the place. After eating their breakfast, Rodgers said that he was going down to Porcupine, four miles distant. Wixson objected to the plan and a quarrel ensued. The quar relling came to a climax when Wix son. saving to Rogers, "I'll get you, you ," and he started for his ritle. "Seeing that he meant to kill me," said Rodgers. "1 grabbed a hammer, and struck him with it, knocking him down. He recovered quickly front the effects of the blow, and made a new start for the gun. I was too quick for him. however, and got my gun, and shot him down." Immediately after the shooting, Rodgers left the cabin and went to Mr. Knight's camp on Glacier creek, where he reported what he had done. Front there he went on down to Haines and gave himself up to the I'nited States otticials. The witnesses at the coroner's in quest were Dr. Painter. Deputy Mar shal W. S. Harding, Mr. Ford and John Rath. Assistant District Attorney H. H. Folsont, of Juneau, examined the wit nesses. The following is trie veruict 01 me coroner's jury: "We, the Jury empanneled and sworn in the inquest held on the body, the person killed on what is known as Christmas creek, in the Porcupine country, on the morning of .May 23rd, 1913, do find that deceased was N. H. Wixson; hat he was about forty *tive years of age; that he same to his death in injuries inflicted by the blow of a hammer and discharge of a bail from a thirty-thirty rifle in the hands of W. R. Rodgers in self de fense. (Signed) W. B. STOUT, IRA H. KING, JOHN ROSENE, J. W. COMBS, HARRY HIGGINS." Wixson has been in the Porcupine country for four years, where he. and oth? rs. were interested on Christmas creek. Rodgers came North last month, and has been working with Wixson. They were prospecting the property that Wixson held, and lived together in a small cabin. o?o?o SOCIAL All over sixteen years come to the Epworth League "Hard Times Social" tonight at eight o'clock, in the base ment of the Methodist church. No j fancy clothes allowed. Fines not to ! exceed 25 cents. o?o?o Owing to amount of work still com ing the Juneau Carpet and Rug Ren ovators will remain until June 10th. 'Phone. 3-4 4 for orders. 27-6.t o?o?o AUTO FOR HIRE.?Phono 3-1-4. t.f. o?o?0 SCANDINAVIAN GROCERY?Opp. City dock; Just opened; fresh stock. MEMORIAL DAY NEAR AT HAND ?o-o?, Day after tomorrow, May 30th, will be Memorial Day, and it will be ob served as a holiday at the postolllce, court house, custom house and other government olllces in Juneau. How ever. so far, there has been no step taken for (he general observance of the occasion. The banks and, prob ably, most of the business houses will close for all or a part of the day. The members of the Grand Army that re side in Juneau are becoming few in numbers, and, it is not too much to say that they feel the neglect in the attention that is given to a day that at one time was generally observed by all classes of the people throughout the Nation. There are now five permanent res idents of Juneau that served the Union armies during the Civil War. They are lien. W. L. Distin, Capt. J. T. Mar tin, John Meyer. Nelson Carver and A. H. Tinker. There are a half dozen or so of the old guard that rest in the city cemetery whose graves- it has been the custom to decorate on each recur ring 30th of May. At one time there was an active post of the Grand Army of the Repub lic at Juneau, it was organized as W. H. Seward Post, in 1887, by Capt. J. T. Martin, and consisted of 37 mem bers. The ranks of the Grand Army of the Republic are being rapidly thinned. The National Tribune, the organ of tiu- historic organization, recently called attention to the fact that the old soldiers are dying at a rate of more than 60,000 a year, in a few years there will be only the history of the great events that made the Grand Army left. ATTORNEYS TO SUBMIT BRIEFS The oral arguments in the transpor tation cases were completed last night1 j before Judge 11. W. Jennings, and the i Seattle attorneys in the case left for ' the South on the Spokane. In accord 1 auce with a stipulation of the attor neys the points involved will be futrehr discussed . in briefs that will be submitted to the court. The defendants have 30 days in which to submit their briefs, and the government will then have 30 days in which to tile a brief in an swer to the argument of the defend ants. If the court shall then over-rule the demurrers, the case will be set I for trial and a jury will hear the evi dence and decide upon the guilt or in nocence of the defendants. Should the demurrers be sustained, the gov ernment would probably again appeal to the higher court. Arguments were made yesterday by former Attorney-General \V. B. Strat ton, \V. H. Bogle, Bruce Shorts, J. E. Robinson, of Seattle, and Judge R. A. Gunnison, of Juneau, for the defend ants, and by United States District Attorney John Rustgard and Assist ant Attorney R. V, Nye for the gov ernment. All the Seattle attorneys got away on the Spokane last night for Seattle. The case will not be tried, prob ably, until the fall term of the district court at Juneau. o?o?o BENEFIT BALL FOR JUNEAU BAND BOYS The big band benefit ball will be i given at Elks' hall tomorrow night, j There has been a clamor all winter for the band boys to give a dance and they are now doing it. It is up to the public to respond, and it now seems that they are, for over 125 tick ! ets had been sold yesterday evening. The band will itself furnish all the : music and the hall is being put in I first class condition. Arrangements have been made for a late ferry and i there will be many over from the Isl and. Tickets are on sale at Barra ' gar's, Britt's, Burford's, and Nelson's. Admission is one dollar and ladies free. o?o?o HAVE YOU a contract to let? If so, be sure to see S. A. Kelly. New house. Gov. road. Casey & Shattuck Addi tion. 5-15-lm. o?o?o J. Nelson, lately engaged in the jewelry business at Iditarod, who spent several weeks in Juneau early in the spring seeking for a location ?' to engage in business in this city, is again in Juneau. He will leave for the Westward on the Admiral Sampson to look over Seward and oth ; er towns. Mrs. H. P. Crowther and Miss C'rowther have taken passage on the Jefferson for Juneau. o?-o?o The Daily Empire delivered in Ju neau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 a month. Senate Will Investigate Charge of Lobby WASHINGTON, May 28.?The Unit ed States Senate will probably probe the charge made by President Wood row Wilson that there is a strong lobby at Washington urging the de i feat of the Underwood tariff bill in the United States Senate. Senator A. B. Cummins introduced a resolu tion yesterday asking for the appoint ment of a committee of live Senators to conduct the investigation. Britain Ready To Recognize China LONDON, May 28. ? Sir Edward | j Grey, British minister of foreign af I fairs, announced last night that Great Britain will recognize the Republic of China as soon as the latter will agree that it will maintain existing ! treaties. PRIZE FIGHTER TO STAND TRIAL ?o-o? CALGARY, Alta., May 28.?Arthur i Pelkey, M'Carty's manager. B. Carney, Tommy Burns, the former prize tight 1 er and promoter of the McCarty-Pel I key fight, and Referee Ed. Smith, were [formally charged yesterday with man slaughter. They will be placed on trial on the charge. ? O?O?0 TWO R. R. COMPANIES IN RECEIVERS' HANDS ?o-o? CHICAGO, May 28.?Receivers were j appointed by the district court this | morning for the Chicago and Eastern ! Railway. ST. LOUIS, May 28.?Receivers were appointed this morning for the St. Louis and San Francisco Railway by [ the district court here. o?o?o LITTLE CHANCE FOR SCHOOL BILL NOW ?o-o? Gov. J. P. A. Strong today received i the following telegram front Delegate I James Wickershant in reply to the Governor's message of the 2Cth urg ing the passage of the bill submitted ! with Senate Memorial No. 10 of the Alaska Legislature authorizing the City of Juneau to issue bonds for school purposes. "House of Representatives will appoint committees next week and will then recess until tariff bill passes and currency bill ready. Members will return only to vote on those two bills, is Democratic program. Senator Pittman intro duced your bill in Senate but no chance passage this session in my judgment." ? Pittman's Bill Goes Irt. WASHINGTON, May 28.?Senator Key Pittman, of Nevada, chairman of the Senate committee on territories, yesterday introduced a bill authoriz ing the City of Juneau to issue bonds in the sum of $50,000 for the erection of school houses at that place. W0RKINGMEN TO HONOR GAPENEY ?o-o? The worklngmen of Juneau and Douglas will show their appreciation of the services rendered the laboring people of Alaska in the first session of the Alaska Legislature next Satur day. Representatives of organized la bor in the two towns have arranged a smoker at Elks' hall to which all workingmen are invited. The affair will be in the nature of a farewell re ception to the doughty Representative from Seward peninsula and champion of the cause of labor. The reception will be marked with speeches and music. There will also be refreshments, and all will be free to those who accept the general in vitation of the local members of the Western Federation of Miners to be present. RAIN SHOWERS?PREVAIL THROUGHOUT THE EAST CHICAGO, May 28.?Rain has been falling almost daily throughout the East and in the Mississippi valley for more than a week. No damage has resulted, and the crop indications are the best. o?o?o Ward T. Bower head of the govern ment fisheries service arrived in Ju neau from Ketchikan on the North western last night. o?o?o Typewriters for rent.?W. H. CASE Willie hoppe I Defeats The Jap ?o-o? NEW YORK, May 28. ? Willie Hoppe, the billiardist, successfully tie fended his title as the champion bil liard player of the world here last night against Kodji, the Japanese chal lenger. o?o?o City of Seattle On Way North ?o-o? SEATTLE. May 28.?The City of Se attle sailed for Juneau, Douglas and other Southeastern Alaska ports last night with the following passengers: For Juneau?James T. Lorgan, J. A. Peterson, U. L). Conway, E. II. Ev ans. For Douglas?W. C. Hitman. For Treadwell?James Stweart, and twelve steerage for the three ports. o?o?o Jefferson Conies With Big List ?o-o SEATTLE, May 28.?The Jefferson sailed from Seattle for Southeastern Alaska last night with the following passengers: For Juneau ? Mrs. H. D. Ivirmse, Miss Cora Campbell, Oscar Anderson, Carl Hedman, F. U. Bliss, F. M. Fiske, Mrs. W. H. Whalen, C. G. Hill. A. W. Confer, Maude Palmreo, Helen Grant, G. Cutler, Jack Chendee, Joe Skagg, John Nordell, J. D. Fleury, James It. Little, I. Brown, Miss H. Gilbert, Miss J. Howard. Mrs. il. I'. Crowther. Miss Crowther. For Douglas?Itoscoe Laughlin, Al ex Morgan, A. K. Smith, Harry M. Lane, M. R. Macale, H. M. Anderson. A. McDonald. AMBASSADOR PAGE RECEIVED BY GREY i ?o-o? LONDON, May 28. ? Sir Edward Grey, minister of foreign affairs, re ceived United States Ambassador Wal ter H. Page as the recognized repre sentative of the President of the Unit ed States this morning. BRITAIN^DEMANDS IMMEDIATE PEACE ?o-o? LONDON, May 28.?Great Britain, through Foreign Minister Sir Edward Grey this morning notilled the Bal kan allies that they must sign the peace treaty with Turkey at once. o?o?o SULZER TO BEGIN PRIMARY CAMPAIGN ?o-o? NEW YORK, May 28.?Gov. Will iam Sulzer will begin the campaign for his direct primary bill in greater New York tonight. He will address three meetings?one in each Manhat tan, Brooklyn and Bronx. The Man hattan meeting will be held at Carne gie hall. Col. Roosevelt is scheduled to speak at the Carnegie hall meeting if he should return from the West in time, but that is not expected. His friends wanted that he should preside over the meeting, but that did not ac cord with the plans of the managers of the campaign. The Rev. Newell Dwight Hillis will preside at the Brooklyn meeting. W. R. Hearst, Comptroller Prendegast, District At torney Whitman, President Mitchel, of the Aldermen, recently appointed Collector of Customs, and others will speak at one or more meetings. Gov. Sulzer will also make three speeches tomorrow. He will also campaign in greater New York Saturday. A mon ster Cooper Union meeting is being planned at which Gov. Sulzer will be the principal speaker. Captain Albert Nilson, superintend ent of the Dundas Bay cannery, ar rived in Juneau on the tender Vesta last night. Committee Will favorably Report on Alaska Railway WASHINGTON, May 28.?The Alas? ka railroad bills will be considered at | a meeting of the Senate committee on j territories Saturday. It is expected. that some bill will be favorably re-; ported at that time. It is likely that Senator George E. Chamberlain's bill, with some amendments, will be select eel as the one the passage of which will be recommended. The friends of the measure say that an effort will be made to push the bill through the Sen ate before the tariff bill is reported. If that is done, it is though the bill may be sent to the House for consid eration by that body while the Senate is debating the tariff bill. Big Syndicate Will Operate Coast Hotels SAN FRANCISCO, May 28.?A hotel owning syndicate with a capitaliza tion of $12,000,000 has been formed for the purpose of acquiring by pur-j chase and building a chain of first class hotels in the various cities of the Pacific Coast. Adolpli Husch, the St. Louis brewer, is at the head of the syndicate. Among the properties that the syndicate will purchase are the St. Francis, of San Francisco, and the Washington, of Seattle. Technical Point Raised In Waterfront Suit The case of H. C. Strong vs. Alas-i ka Gold Mining Company 971 A, which came up before Judge Overfield sever al weeks ago and in which the ap plication for an injunction was denied plaintiff on showing made was this morning dismissed on motion of plain tiff. Subsequent to the hearing be fore Judge Overfield a new action was filed entitled "H. C. Strong vs. Alas ka-Juneau Gold Mining Company 997 A," in which the application for a temporary restraining order was granted by Judge Lyons sitting in Ketchikan. Attorney J. A. Hellenthal for the defense this morning sought to have the second action dismissed on the grounds that the dismissal of the oth er case which practically covers the same conditions, and in which the same interests are involved is a bar to the introduction of the second ac tion. Judge Jennings took the mat ter under advisement and will decide j tomorrow whether or not the case may be heard or shall be dismissed. The suit under both titles involves J the right of possession to certain wa terfront property near the Worthen mills. In the first action wherein the plaintiIT asked for a restraining or der and injunction pendente lite, the matter was heard on its merits. Both sides claiming title through the suc cession of Indian claims produced in testimony. The Alaska-Juneau Com pany claims title through the origin al possession of Auk Buy Jim, who was present in court at the time of the hearing and made positive statements as to his possession and rights on the premises. The plaintiff claims title through purchase form the grandson of Amatina, a deceased brother of Auk Bay Jim. Evidence was intro duced to show that both Indians | through whom title is claimed lived J in cabins close together on the ground under dispute or at least that portion by the Alaska-Juneau people. It is alleged by the defendants that Ama 1 tina was a resident on the ground by sufferance only; the plaintiffs allege that Auk Bay Jim was only a resident by consent of Amatina. Several old timers gave evidence and much In dian testimony was taken. Attorney Bayles this afternoon asked for sub poenaes for more Indians anticipating that the case will have another hear ing on its merits. GOVERNOR APPOINTS FIRST COMMISSION ?o-o? Gov. J. F. A. Strong today an-1 nounced the appointment of the fol-! lowing commissioners of "The Board I of Commissioners for the Promotion of Uniform Legislation in the United ! States," provided for by act of the I Alaska Legislature, approved April 26, 1913: George B. Grigsby, Nome, for the | term of two years; Royal A. Gunni son, of Juneau, for the term of four! years, and Fred M. Brown, of Valdez,; for the term of six years. Tlu'se are the first appointments to, be made by Gov. Strong to positions: created by the Alaska Legislature. Milwee To Be Court Stenographer Judge Robert W. Jennings today an nounced the appointment of S. H. Mil wee, of this city as court stenogra pher to succeed Ralph E. Robertson.j The new appointee has been engaged ? at the Alaska-Gastineau offices for J the last several months. Formerly he j was court stenographer In two differ-j ent courts in Texas, where he served for several years, and resigned to come North. He is about 35 years of age, a native of Texas, a Democrat, and a lawyer. Mr. Milwee has made many friends since coming to Juneau, and his ap pointment as court stenographer >has given general satisfaction among the lawyers of Juneau. o?o?o London Is Interested. LONDON, May 28.?The London pa pers are printing columns upon col umns of testimony in the Roosevelt; libel suit that is being tried at Mar-1 quette, Mich. o?o?o Job Printing at The Empire Office UNITED STATES NOT EXPECTING WAR WASHINGTON, May 28?The State Department yesterday authorized the American embassy at Tokyo to deny the reports that have been cabled from San Francisco to Japanese news papers saying that the United States is preparing for war with Japan. MRS. M'CARTY IS AFTER THE ESTATE FARGO, N. D., May 28.?Mrs. Mc Carty, widow of Luther McCarty, left last night for Chicago to claim the $65,000 estate left by Luther McCarty, the prize-flghter. FLAGLER FORTUNE GOES TO WIDOW ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., May 28. ? The will of Henry M. Flagler was made public here yesterday afternoon. The bulk of his $70,000,000 estate was given to his widow. The will directs that J. It. Parrott retain the presi dency of the Florida East Coast Rail way as long as he desires the position. o?o?o SAMUEL GOMPERS IS DANGEROUSLY ILL WASHINGTON, May 22. ? Samuel Gotnpers, head of organized labor In the United States, is seriously ill at Atlantic City. Fears are entertained for his life. o?o?o SUFFRAGETTE BOMBS EXPLODE ON RAILWAY LONDON, May 28. ? Suffragette bombs exploded on a London-Bristol train at Reading last night. One was injured.