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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL II NO. 173. JUNKAU. ALASKA. THURSDAY, MAY 29. 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS Juneau Will Appropriately Observe Memorial Day Inaceordance with the recommenda tions contained in the proclamation of (lov. J. F. A. Strong and the re quest of Mayor ('. W. Carter Memor ial May will be properly observed by the people of Juneau tomorrow. Thej day will be kept as a holiday, and the graves of the survivors of the Civil War will be decorated. The public offices will be closed all day. ami practicaly all of the business houses and offices will have their doors lock ed for all or u portion of the day. There will be no newspapers pub lished. and everywhere the spirit of the occasion will be in evidence. Mayor Carter Asks Observance. The request of Mayor Carter, issued this morning, is as follows: Juneau. Alaska. May 29. 1913. To Whom It May Concern: The thirtieth day of May has for many years been the day on which we lay aside our business cares and do honor to our departed heroes who have so nobly defended our tlag. The merchants of Juneau are there fore respectfully requested to close their various places of business at 12 o'clock noon. Friday. May thirtieth and so far as possible to remain closed during the entire afternoon Respectfully submitted. ('HAS. W. CARTRR. Mayor. GOV. STRONG ISSUES PROCLAMATION Gov. J. F. A. Strong yesterday is sued the following proclamation re questing a general observance of Mem morial Day by the people of Alaska: "From the dawn of history until the present day men have rendered grate ful. admiring homage to the memory of those who had risked or nobly laid down their Uvea for what they be lieved to be the honor or safety of their fellow men. "It has been well said that 'the whole earth is the sepulchre of illus trious men, and all time is the millen nial of their glory." "In this nation May thirtieth is gen erally observed as a day for honoring the country's dead and paying tribute to those who still survive from the struggles wherein they risked all for their country. "NOW THEREFORE. I. J. F. A. Strong. Governor of the Territory of Alaska, in accordance with the law of the Territory, do recommend that all our people cease from labor 011 that day. except such as may be absolutely necessary, and that they join in such demonstration as may be practicable | in the various localities with the usual exercises and ceremonies suitable for the occasion. These annual recurring exercises typify the beautiful ideas of a memory kept ever green in the minds, and the blossoms of gratitude and hope in the hearts of a great, free people. GIVEN under my hand and the Seal of Alaska, at Juneau, the Capital, this twenty-eighth day of May, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and thirteen, and of the independence of the United States of America the one hundred and thirty-seventh. J. F. A. STRONG. By the Governor: W.M. L. DISTIN, Ex-Officio Secretary of Alaska." Logan's Famous Orders. It has been directed by the Com \ mander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic. H< M. Trimble, that (Continued to Page 3.) GEORGE R. NOBLE CLOSES BIG DEAL Yesterday the deal which has been pending for several weeks was closed whereby the .Mammoth group of j quartz claims passes from the con trol of Charles Goldstein, Epsteyn. Gilmore Co.. anil T. C. Hullum to George it. Noble. The price paid could not be learned nor the terms of the transaction, but it is known that some money has been paid on the pur-; chase price. This is regarded as a deal of some importance among local holders of mining property. The .Mammoth group is located on Mount Juneau and extends from near the north line of the Hallum group, northerly and reaching almost to Salmon creek. The group contains seven claims and lies back from the channel at a high ele vation. LANE MAKES N.4 N4 JUNEAU ELKS WILL HONOR THEIR DEAD TOMORROW The Juneau Elks will decorate the. graves of their dead in Elks' Rest tomorrow afternoon in accordance with custom. All members of Juneau Lodge No. 420 and visiting Elks are requested to meet at the Elks' Club tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock for the purpose of make the necessary ar rangements. o?o?o EMPRESS JOSEPHINE AT THE ORPHEUM Tonight the Orphenm will present "Empress Josephine." This dramat ic film shows all the vicissitudes that attended the career of this remarkable woman. The story brings out the tragedy of her life as the divorced wife of Napoleon that the Emperor might marry Marie Louise; the son of Marie Louise and Napoleon appears on the scene and the finale of the play depicts Josephine insane. G. M. Anderson will be seen in a Western picture play at the Orpheum tonight in addition to the production of "Empress Josephine." o?o?o Forced out of business by owner of building. Sale to run only 10 more days. tf I. J. SHARRICK. o?o?o NO DAILY NEWSPAPERS IN JUNEAU TOMORROW In accordance with custom long es tablished in Juneau the newspapers will observe tomorrow?Memorial Day ?a3 a holiday. Therefore there will be no issue of The Empire tomorrow. It will be issued Saturday as usual. FIRST MOVE MADE FOR FOURTH JULY An informal discussion took place at the chambers of the City Council last night on the matter of observing the coming Independence Day, July Fourth. The public meeting had been called by Mayor Carter for the pur pose of making arrangements for a celebration if the citizens of Juneau were so inclined. It was demonstrated that they were so minded. The sen timent seemed to be in favor of mak ing the coming celebration even better than any that have been held in the past and that special efforts be made this time to provide proper entertain ment for the children of the commun ity. It was decided that in order to get the best results several committees should be appointed and these will be named at the next meeting which will be held tomorrow night. There will be committees on finance, sports, mu sic. decoration, dance, advertising and printing, reception, transportation, and publicity. The chairmen of the dif ferent committees will constitute the "Executive" committee. o?o?o HARDING LANDS BAD BOOZE PEDDLER TODAY Charles Davenport formerly of the Westward was this morning arrested [ by Special Agent L. L. Harding on the charge of selling liquor to Indians. Davenport is said to have taken three quart-bottles of whiskey down to a cabin occupied by some Indian wom en and to have spent the night in hi ! larity with them. The women were still intoxicated this morning. o?O?0 MARIPOSA WILL ARRIVE HERE FRIDAY MORNING j Cable advices reecived yesterday j sayy that the Mariposa left Cordova ! Tuesday night at five o'clock and com 1 ing via Skagway. She will arrive at ? Juneau at 9 p. m. today. o-o-o GOLDSTEIN'S CLOSE TOMORROW NOON The stores of Charles Goldstein will be closed from and after 12 o'clock, noon, tomorrow. as an observance of Memorial Da\. 0?0?o Gregg Stewart, a mining operator of Flat creek. Iditarod district, and J. W. Kempf, an Iditarod merchant, are passengers on the Admiral Sampson, bound for Knik. They will look over Ithe mining possibilities of the Cook inlet country. | BAND BOYS DANCE I TALK Of TOWN Nearly everyone is taking an inter est in the benetit ball for the band boys at Elks' hall tonight, in fact it is the talk of the town. That iusures thar a splendid crowd will be in attend ance. Arrangements have been made for the ferry "Amy" to make a trip from Juneau to the Island at one o' clock for the accommodation of the Island folk, who will attend. Not a thing has been left undone that would add to the pleasure of those who will j attend. v The band boys are more enthusias-! tic than ever in their work and in the, organization. It is understood that in i a few days the order will be sent fori their new uuiforius. The dance to- i night is informal. Everyone is asked to come prepared to have a good time. No programs are to be issued. The grand march will start at nine o'clock sharp. Admission will be one dollar and ladies free. KNIK MINING MEN ARE GETTING BUSY ?o-o? Ail extra heavy list of passengers is' aboard the Admiral Sampson destined i for Knik Anchorage, among them are C. K. Woodward and his crew of pros pectors enroute to the Yentna river section. There will be some big min ing operations in that country begin ning with next spring according to Mr. Woodward. The Woodward interests consist of 2,400 acres of dredging ground on the Kichatna and Nacochna. two tributar ies of the Yentna. This is the fifth year of propecting with drills and it has already developed that they have an immense area of ground that will yield from 65 cents to $2.00 per yard. Next spring the first dredge will be installed and active mining operations will commence. This dredge will have a capacity of 7,000 yards each rday. O O?o ZORN FORMS COMPANY TO DEVELOP YENTNA GROUND A company was recently formed In Seattle for the purpose of Installing a dredge on the placer gold properties that Frederick Zorn, an Alaska pio neer, has been devoloping on the Yen tna river, Susitna district, for the last several years. Mr. Zorn, accompanied by L. A. Corey. President of the com pany, and Collin Murray, a Seward pen insula dredge operator, is a Westward bound passenger on the Admiral Samp son that was in Juneau yesterday. They will look the property over and determine its value. If it shall be found to be valuable they will install the dredge this year. CASH REGISTER BRANCH EOR JUNEAU Hmmet Harris, Alaska representa tive of the National Cash Register Company, who arrived on the North western. says it is the intention of his company to establish an Alaska branch at Juneau, and he hopes to have it in operation some time next fall. Mr. Harris' present trip to Alas is a hurried one, as he will have to be at Dayton, Ohio, in July to attend an international conference of cash register men and store system men from all parts of the world. While in the Kast at that time he hopes to com plete arrangements for the Alaska branch. If Mr. Harris shall be successful m getting the Alaska branch established all the National Cash Register Com pany's business in Alaska will be transacted from Juneau. Mr. Harris says his company is still maintaining a tented city at Dayton, where 4,000 of their employees are temporarily housed in tents. There were 4,700 houses destroyed by the j floods there of two months ago. In addition to the camp of the National Cash Register Company, the Red Cross Society is still maintaining a camp of tents where 2,000 people live. The city, however, is rapidly assuming nor mal conditions. The big problem, he says, is in getting people back into homes. This will take months. While he is in the East, Mr. Harris also intends'to attend the reunion of the Federal and Confederate veter ans on the battlefield of Gettysburg. He will take his father, who is a Union veteran, with him. o?O?0 CHICAGOANS TAKING IN THE GREAT NORTH H. G. Gaussen, who is doing Alaska in the interest of a big Chicago firm, is a passenger on board of the Admiral Sampson enroute to Seward. It is the intention of Mr. Gaussen to thorough ly cover the country to the Westward, stopping at all the centers of popula tion and work his way back to Seattle via Lynn canal points and Juneau. Mrs. Gaussen is making the trip with her husband. o?o?o Every thing that will please a smok er may be found at BURFORD'S. Great Work Going On At Sheep Creek Good progress is being made in the Sheep creek division of the Alaska Gustineau's development project. The preliminary work incident to the es tablishing of the big reduction plant is now well along and the heavy work is about to begin. For this electrical machinery is now being installed and a few days more will witness the work of erection that will follow. It is a stu pendous task, however, and much re mains yet to be done. The main util ity buildings of the camp are already completed and many of them in use, but the big things are yet to be done. At the great tunnel Paddy O'Neil's men are eating into the" mountain at average speed of nearly twenty feet each day. The men are all working on a bonus and it is a certainty that they are after the money and will lose no time in finishing the task. The Alaska-Gastineau Company are now using two Edison storage battery electric locomotives in their operation. These two are the lirst and only lo comotives of this type to be used in Alaska. One of the locomotives was placed in operation last Sunday in the Sheep creek tunnel and the other was installed in the Perseverance mine yesterday. They work perfectly, and are giving the greatest possible satisfaction. As the development of the great mining and milling project progresses more of these locomotives will be called Into use. A heavy compressor is being install ed on the beach at Sheep creek. This I will be used in operating the power j drills in the rock work that must be. done in the process of creating the! big reduction works at that place. The; recess for the big ore bins must be [ hewn out of the mountain side. These bins will be built in an artificial cave at an elevation suitable for employing the gravity system in conveying tile ore to the crushers above the mills, i There will also be some tunnels to i bore leading from the ore bins to the! trallic railroad on the opposite side of the hill so that ore trains can come direct from the main Sheep creek tun nel to the ore bins. Another bit of work that is necessary is the clean ing out of foundations for the big plant. The grade for the permanent trallic line between Sheep creek and the re duction works was started last week and it will be completed by the time - the mills are ready to start. The experimental station and mill is j just about completed, and will be in | operation in about two weeks. It will handle ore from Sheep creek and from Perseverance in 20-ton lot samples. This test mill is essential and must be used to test out the ores before the final plans for the complete reduction plant can be decided upon. The gen eral plans are all decided upon but the nature of thes ores will require spe citl treatment and machinery to get the best results which can only he de termined by systematic treatment in the experimental. Albert F. Holden Dies at Cleveland Word was received at Juneau today! of the death of Albert Fairchild Ho!: den, one of the directors and large stockholders of the Alaska-Gastiueau Mining Company, at Cleveland. Ohio. May 18th. Death followed a surgical operation at the Lakeside hospital in the Ohio city. Mr. IIolden was one of the most | famous milling engineers in the world, and owner of the Cleveland Daily Plain Dealer newspaper. He was born at Cleveland in 1866. .Mr. Holden spent some time in Ju neau last summer with Col. Jackling, of the Alajska-Gastineau Company. He made many friends here to whom the news of his death will be a shock. ARMOR PLATE PLANT IS EXPENSIVE WASHINGTON, May 29. ?Admiral! Twining, of the United States navy, testifying before the Senate naval committee yesterday said that an ar mor plate plant capable of producing 8,000 tons of armor plate per annum would cost $8,000,000 and that it would cost $1,000,000 a year to operate it af ter it was constructed. o?o?o KNIGHTS OF KING ARTHUR RETURN FROM CAMPING The camping trip of ten boys and young men of Castle No. 2132, Knights of King Arthur, returned this morn ing from a camping trip to Lemon creek that was made under the guid ance of Rev. John B. Stevens, of the Presbyterian church. The party left Juneau Monday afternoon on the Ma mie T., and it has spent the interven ing time at Noble's camp. Lemon creek basin, spending most of the time fishing. Those in the party follow: Rev. J. B. Stevens, Burdett Winn, Martin Price, Edward Beattie, Martin Jorgenson, Roy Torvinen, Donald Mc Kinnon, Ronald Reardou, Alva Kelly Lance Hendrickson and Ronald Beat-] tie. o?o?o SANE ENOUGH TO KNOW HIS INSANITY Frank Muzika, an Austrian, was'ar-j rested by Deputy Marshal Fells of: Douglas at that place yesterday on his own application. Mnzika declared that he was going insane and wanted to be placed under arrest. He will be examined today. o?o?o IT'S RATHER TOUGH ON THE BAND BOYS At the big band dance tonight at the! Elks' hall all of the' music will be I furnished by the band boys them selves and as a consequence they will not have much opportunity to dance, i Somebody will have to see to it that their ladies have a good time, hence lonely gentlemen will find an oppor tunity to keep twenty-five charmingr girls from being wall flowers. o?o?o Representative Milo Kelly and Mrs. Kelly are aboard the Admiral Samp son enroute to their home in Knik. They have been out to the States ever |since the legislature adjourned. Stillwell Sentenced To Tour Years NEW YORK, May 21).?State Sena tor Stephen J. Stillwell was sentenced thies morning to four years in Sing Sing penitentiary upon a conviction of bribery in connection with the New York stock exchange legislation. o?o?o FORMER DECISION AND DISMISSAL NO BAR ?o-o? In the case of H. C. Strong vs. Alas ka-Juneau Gold Mining Company and It. A. Kinzie, Judge Jennings this morning rendered his decision on the matter taken under advisement yes terday. In the matter of the hearing of the plaintiff in cause 997 A for a restraining order and injunction pen dente lite to further consideration of the matter on the ground that the ap plication had been denied by Judge Overlleld in cause 971 A in which the same parties were litigants. The hearing on the order to show cause was continued to June 4 at 10 a. m. PASSENGERS LEAVING FOR THE WESTWARD ?o-o? The Admiral Sampson left for the Westward about nine o'clock last night taking the following passengers from Juneau: For Katalla?W. J. Crocker. W. C. Mulhollan. For Yakutat?Mrs. M. Kelly. For Cordova?G. F. Meek. For Seward?C. F. Fairly, M. T. Tatum, W. T. Gilmorc, C. K. Tripp. H. T. Tripp. For Knik?C. Hansen, C. Erickson, Ed. Danielson. For Seldovia?George \V. Evans. o?o?k) FOR SALE?Small restaurant: best location in city; long lease; cheap rent FOR SALE?Saloon location; long lease; cheap rent. FOR SALE?Large restaurant, do ing principal business in the city. FOR SALE?Two fine cottages. i FOR SALE?Residence and business I lots. GEO. M. HILL. Decker Bldg., Opp. 1st Nat. Bank o?o?o Owing to amount of work still com ing the Juneau Carpet and Rug Ren ovators will remain until June 10th. Thone, 3-4 4 for orders. 27-6.t American Liner haverford on Rocks With 1000 People I QUEENSTOWN, Ireland, May 2'J ? Tlie American line passenger steam ship Haverford, with 1,000 passengers on board, is on the rocks off Cork I Head, where she struck at an early | hour this morning. Six hundred of i the passengers have been removed. The remainder are still on the ship j which is in a precarious condition. Wiif H. Humphrey Would Investigate. Forest Service WASHINGTON, May 29?Represen tative Will. H. Humphreys, of Wash ington, today introduced a resolution in Congress asking for the appoint-; ment of a committee of five Represen tatives to investigate the forest ser vice of the United States including the reasons for creating the reserves in Alaska. LEWIS IS MAJORITY fLOOR MANAGER WASHINGTON, May 29. ?Senator James Hamilton Lewis, of Illinois, has been elected floor manager and assist ant leader to Senator John W. Kern, ;of Indiana, by the Democratic caucus. The position is one that corresponds to that of the "whip" in the House. | The honor coming to a new member of the Senate is regarded as unusual. Organization Man | / Gets An Office ?o-o? WASHINGTON, May 29.?President Woodrow Wilson today sent the name of Edward A. Fit/, Henry to the United States Senate to be Surveyor General of the State of Washington. He was. recommended by the Democratic! State organization. Richard Roedier was appointed to this otlice and con tinued, but he died before lie could assume the duties of the ollice. Fit/. Henry is a brother of Representative Louis Fit/. Henry of the Hloomington, Illinois, district. He was a Wilson sup porter at the Baltimore convention. The names of John Densmore, of Montana, to be solicitor of the Depart ment of Labor; Cato Sells, of Texas, to be Commissioner of Indian affairs, and Joseph Ballister Russell to be col lector of customs at Boston, were al so sent to the Senate. GAMBLING BARRED IN NEW YORK ALBANY, N. Y., May 29.?In a let ter to Arthur Brisbane, Gov. William Sul/.er, writing about the new race track bill and its enforcement, says there must be no gambling on race tracks or anywhere else in the State. PROE. PARKER WILL BECOME MINER ?o_o? SEATTLE, May 29.?Prof. Herschel Parker, who with Belmore Brown, of Tacoma, lead an expedition that at tempted to ascend Mt. McKinley, last year, is in this city on his way to Sew ard where he has become interested in dredge mining. LANE MAKES A , RADICAL CHARGE ?o-o? WASHINGTON, Alay 29.Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane, announced yesterday that he is per-! fecting a radical reorganization of the j United States reclamation service. The new commission that will be named will consist of F. H. Newell, chairman; Geo. Rarton French, A. P. Davis, Will It. King, and another whose name has been withheld. -o?o?o PRESIDENT WILL BE ORATOR TOMORROW ?o-o? WASHINGTON, May 29.?President Woodrow Wilson will be the princi pal orator tomorrow at the Memorial Day exercises at Arlington, the gov ernment cemetery on the Virginia side of the Potomac. He will be the first Southern born President to participate in the services for the dead at this his toric cemetery that is situated on the old home of Gen. Lee since President Andrew Johnson retired from the ! Presidency. o?o?o SPORTS CAUGHT PLAYING POKER This agternoon John Ross is hav ing a hearing before Judge Grover C. Winn, of the Commissioner's court on the charge of playing poker. The of fense is alleged to have been commit ted in the Louvre. W. F. McBride the complaining witness is an attache of the place who has police powers. Roosevelt Libel Suit Progresses ?o-o? MARQUETTE, .Mich., .May 28.?The testimony in the libel case of Theo dore Roosevelt against George ?A. New itt is being taken rapidly. Several of the witnesses have been discharged. The defense will attempt to prove the truth of the charges that the for mer President was a heavy drinker of alcoholic liquor. O?O?0 1 HI H i 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 !-H 1 M l-M'M-fr - League Base Ball 1'!? I 'H- !? I- I- I"I"I"I"1"1"1-1"I-H4 NORTHWESTERN LEAGUE. Standing of Club6. Won l.ost Pet. Seattle 24 15 .615 Vancouver 22 15 .5115 Portland 17 17 .500 Victoria Ill 20 .487 Tacotna 17 23 .425 Spokane 16 25 .390 Yesterday's Games. At Portland?Portland, 3; Seattle, o. At Spokane?Vancouver, 5; Spokane, 3. At Tacoma?Victoria, 7; Tacoma. 0. ?o-o? PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. Standing of Clubs. Won Lost Pet. Oakland 30 22 .577 Los Angeles 29 23 .558 Venice 25 27 .481 San Francisco ... 25 29 .463 Portland 22 26 .458 Sacramento 21 25 .457 Yesterday's Games. At Oakland?Oakland, 8; Sacramento, 7. At Portland?Portland, 8; San Fran cisco, 0. At Los Angeles?Venice, 5; Los An geles, 1. ?o-o? AMERICAN LEAGUE. Standing of Clubs. Won Lost PcL Philadelphia '....21 9 .700 Cleveland 24 12 .667 Washington 18 13 .581 Chicago 21 16 .568 St. Louis 17 23 .425 Boston 14 19 .424 Detroit 14 23 .378 New York 9 23 .281 Yesterday's Ccores. At Cleveland?First game: Cleveland, 2; Chicago, 1. Second game: Cleve land, 5; Chicago, 3. At St. Louis?Detroit, 6; St. Louis. 3. At New York?New York-Boston game postponed; raiu. At Philadelphia ?Philadelphia-Wash ington game postponed; rain. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Standing of Clubs. Won Lost Pet. Philadelphia .... 21 7 .750 Brooklyn 19 13 .594 St. Louis 18 16 .524 New York 15 14 .517 Pittsburgh 15 20 .429 Boston 11 17 .393 Cincinnati 10 25 .286 I Yesterday's Scores. I At Pittsburgh ? Cincinnati, 3; Pitts burgh, 1. At Chicago?Chicago, 7; St. Louis, 7. Tied at the end of the fifteenth in ning when the game was called on account of darkness, j At Boston ? Boston-New York game postponed on account of rain. At Brooklyn?Brooklyn-Philadelphia | game postoned on account of rain.