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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
V()! || NO l7( JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, MAY 31. PRICE TEN CENTS WILSON INTERCEDES FOR ALASKA Mystery of Gen. Meagher's Death Is Cleared Up MISSOULA, Mont.. May :10. ? Pat Miller. alias Frank Diamond, believ ing that death is near and that he can not live to stand trial, yesterday con fessed that he assassinated Gen. Thomas Francis Meagher, former Gov ernor of Montana, Union soldier and author. Gen. Meagher's death, which occurred early in the history of the State, was a mystery that had never been solved until Miller's confession. I Miller also confessed that he had committed two other murders at The Dalles. Ore., In 1S7-1. MISSOULA. Mont.. May 31. Pat. Miller, who is recovering from the at tack that he thought would result in death, today retracted the confession that he made Thursday that he had killed Den. Thomas Francis Meagher. JUNEAU MOOSE ENTERTAIN JENNINGS Judge Robert \V. Jennings was en tertained at a smoker given in his honor last night at the close of the regular lodge session of Juneau Lodge No. 700. Loyal Order of Moose, in Odd Fellows' hall. There was a good attendance and a very enjoyable time was had. Kd. C. Russel was chair man of the social session and he kept things moving at a lively pace. In a few-chosen words the honor guest was welcomed and introduced. Judge Jennings made a very optimis tic address, painting a pleasing pic ture of the future Juneau. The day of the knocker was past he said?? submerged by the voice of industry and prosperity. He referred feeling ly to the appointment of Gov. Strong as a recognition of Alaska's claim for consideration and. aspeaking of his own elevation to the bench from ac tive practice tried to make it clear that the transition from the one men tal attitude to the other was difficult. The personality of the man must be submerged iu the office of the judge ?the judge must administer the law and mete out justice, not as he would see it personally, but as the law de clared. There were a number of miuor things down on the program. A song by John Smith, a recitation by Carl Brown, a song by Bern Harris, a reci tation by Max Humfrey, a song by J. Frederick Johnson and a rag con test between three teams; Stokes and Brown. Derry and Harris, and Heck and Harris. Stokes and Brown won. The Juneau orchestra of six pieces furnished excellent music during the evening. Coffee and sandwiches were served, as well as pipes and the Ar cadia mixture. o?o?o JI VENILE BOSTOMANS HAVE TRAVELING SCHOOL ?o?o-? A traveling school is carried by the Juvenile Bostonians Opera Company, which will be seen here Monday and Tuesday. Every one of the girls in the company is still her early 'teens and the school is maintained so that long tours will not interrupt the pro gress of their education. o?o?o BIG MILL DESIGNER VISITS PERSEVERANCE ?o?o? J. H. Collins arrived recently from the Cheao Copper Company's plant, one of the large Jackling concerns, to lend assistance to the Alaska-Gastin eau Construction department. Mr. Collins was head draftsman for the Cheuo Copper Company and is a spe cialist on mill designing. He was sent up here to design plans for the big re duction plant that is building down at Sheep creek. He will be located tem porarily in the Alaska-Gastineau Com pany's Juneau offices and later re move to Sheep creek. Yesterday, accompanied by General Manager B. I.. Thane and Mr. Thane's secretary. Robert Hurly, Mr. Collins visited the Perseverance mine. Ev erything was found to be running smoothly on the big property and good progress is being made under the able supervision of Superintend ent 11. J. Jackson. Mr. Thane is very much pleased with the progress that is being made. The ground Is looking better all the time. Mr. Collins was very favorably impressed with the out look at the mine. YOUNG ALASKAN AT THE HOUSE OF M'KANNA The good old stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. James McKanna at an early hour this morning and left a handsome baby boy. Dr. Simpson is in attendance. Mother and son are reported as doing fline. ??o?o?o Frances Orson, aged two years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Orson, died at the government hospital this morning from brain trouble. The fu neral will be held from Thlinget church tomorrow at 2 p. m. KLUKWANS GIVEN LANDS BY WILSON ?o-o? Superintendent of Indian Schools \\\ G. lleattie lias received advices to the effect that President Wood row Wilson has set aside an Indian reservation approximately S00 acres of land at Klukwan to be known as the Klukwan Indian reservation. There are about L'Ua Indians who make their home at Klukwan and this reservation was created with the idea of providing a home for them against the encroachments of whites and others. hast fall Chief Yalth-Hok sent in an application for the reservation, de claring that it was the only way in which his people could have their homes unmolested. This was made manifest through a homesteader who came within the prescribed boundaries in laying out his claim for a home stead. The Klukwans are a very in dustrious people and have cultivated the soil in the neighborhood of Kluk wan for years. COMMISSIONER'S COURT ?o-o? Xick .Marish. charged with stealing a pair shoes, is having a hearing this afternoon before Judge Grover C. Winn. Charles Davenport, the colored man l charged with selling liquor to Indians, was bound over by the Court Commis sioner to await the action of the grand jury. Frank Muzikn is having a hearing ' this afternoon in the Commissioner's court on the charge of insanity. o?o?o SCHAFSTED'S DEATH IS STILL A MYSTERY The marshal's office is in receipt of a letter from Deputy Marshal William j Schnabel, of Wrangell, stating that the | searching parties have failed to find the body of the missing man. Chris Schafsted. His camp was found in tact on the beach of Elephant island. The provisions had not been disturbed. Cash to the amount of $4.20 was found under his pillow. There was no gun about the place, but some 30-30 cart ridges were there. His boat was found on the beach and his traps were in the boat. He kept a diary and the last entry was made April 14, 1013. o?o?o CLASSY PROGRAMS AT THE ORPHEUM "Empress Josephine" drew a well pleased audience at the Orpheum last night. "The Pennant Puzzle" was al so repeated and duly appreciated. Ow ing to the Juvenile Bostonians accu i pying the theatre on Monday and Tuesday nights or next week, the Or pheum management will put on the following program tonight and Sun day night: "Pathc's Weekly; "An Out cast Among Outcasts." a good Bio graph drama; "A Would-Be Hunter's J Nightmare," comedy; "Hair Dressing ' of Other Days." very fascinating; "Tomboy Bessie." a Biograph come ! dy. o?o?o BIG SMOKER TONIGHT FOR THOMAS GAFFNEY In recognition of his services as a member of the First Assembly of the Alaska Legislature, Representative Thomas Gaffney, of Nome, will tonight be honored by a smoker given under the auspices of the Western Federa tion of Miners. The general public is invited to be present. Mr. Gaffney will make an address to the laboring men of this section and this in itself is j enough to warrant a large attendance. , Representative Gaffney will leave for | Seattle tonight or early tomorrow morning and from that place catch the first boat for Xome. o?o?o The Mariposa left near midnight Thursday night with the following passengers: Miss Edna Dean. Mrs. M. L. Burch, Miss Ora Morgan, E. F. Booker. J. M. Peterson. Miss E. L. McGill, Miss K. Wanberg, Mr. .and Mrs. J. R. Wills, Seth R. Hillis, Al bert P. King, H. C. Strong. GETTING READY EOR GLORIOUS FOURTH ?o-o? At the second public meeting held at the call of Mayor C. W. Carter in the Council chambers last night the proper observance of Independence Day was thoroughly discussed and committees appointed to arrange for the celebration of July Fourth. There will be special efforts made to enter tain the children this time according to the tentative plans. This will not, however, lessen the efforts to enter tain the grown-ups, and especially strangers that will be invited to the city. It has been decided to make this one of the greatest Fourth of July cel ebrations in the history of Juneau. The following committees were named: Executive?C. W. Carter, B. L. Thane, 1\ 10. Jackson, A. Ferte, J. W. Bell. William Merchant, W. K. .Mow ell, H. J. Turner. Finance? B. L. Thane, B. M. Behr etuls, Charles Goldstein, J. C. McBride, I H. J. Raymond. Sports?I'. E. Jackson Ed. C. Hurl-! butt, Grover C. Winn, Richard Wnl ; /.en, James Barragar, Tom Rudonich. Lawrence J. Reedy. Transportation ? Willis E. Nowell.j Howard Ewing. Allen Sattuck. George I Burford, J. T. Spickett. Decoration?Arthur Ferte. William Garster. O. W. Leafgreen, Max Hun-1 frey, George Burford. Dance J. W. Bell, Guy McNaught on, John Museth. Milt Bothwell, Geo. Simpkins, Royal Shepard, Leonard i . lii.ributt Music?.Milton Winn, Karl Hunter, j George Bvrford. Advertising and Printing -William i Merchant, John W. Troy, E. ('. Rus sell. Publicity?H. J. Turner, l.afe K | Spray. Earle C. Jameson. Reception ? .Mayor C. W. Carter. Governor J. F. A. Strong, Judge It. W. Jennings, District Attorney John Rust gard. John Reck, H. A. Bishop, Z. R. Cheney, H. Shattuck, J. R. Whipple. J. F. Malonv, R. A. Gunnison, YV. S. Bayless, J. B. Marshall, J. B. Caro. J. A. Hellenthal, G. F. Forrest. o?o?o TWO GAMES OF BASEBALL There may be some baseball tomorrow if the weather man is kind. Juneau goes to Douglas to play the Douglas Treadwell aggregation the first game under the agreement just arrived at. On the Juneau grounds the C. YV. Young Tigers and the Alaska-Gastin eau Terriers will meet for the third time. This promises to be a very in teresting contest. Each team has won a game and both sides are confident of winning the next. No more mere practice games be tween Juneau and Douglas-Tread well ?it has been agreed upon that the two teams will play a series of ten games for a purse of $100 for each game. The money will be put up by the contestants and the winner will take it all at the conclusion 01 eacn i game. The- first game of the season | under the plans agreed upon will be | played on the Douglas grounds to morrow, weather permitting. The teams are now so evenly matched that it is a toss-up which ag gregation will carry off the coin. Tom Itadonich feels pretty confident of win fling. Herb Conway has returned and Tom figures some of putting him on first base. Here is some of the tim ber he figures on?Molloy, W. Harris, Anderson, Conway, Dermody, C. Har ris. Hurlbutt, Fairchild, Zott, Shep ard, Gray and possibly McBride. o? o?o FORMER JUNEAU EDITOR VISITS OLD HAUNTS T. R. Needham, editor of the Wran gell Sentinel, arrived in Juneau on the City of Seattle today and will re main here until the return of the City of Seattle from Skagway. Mr. Needham was a pioneer Juneau and Douglas newspaper man. He, with Oeorge M. Hill, now iu the real es tate business at Juneau, established the Douglas Miner in the middle 90s. | Afterwards they removed the paper .to Juneau and sold it to Fred D. Now ell. It was later consolidated with the Record, and its publication con tinued as the Miner, the Record-Miner, and later, as the Record, until about two years ago. In 1898, Mr. Needham established the Stikine River Journal at Wrangell and continued its publi cation for several years. He has also resided in theu interior of Alaska at Fairbanks. Of recent years he has been in Nevada. The first of the present month he returned to Alaska and became editor of the Sentinel at Wrangell when Richard itushell, Jr., purchased that paper. Mr. Needham is being urged by the citizens of Wrangell for appointment as United States commissioner at that place. Whole Nation Mourns for Its Soldier Dead WASHINGTON, May 31.?Veterans I of the Civil War and the Spanish J American War joined yesterday throughout the country in the observ ance of Memorial Day. Solemn ser J vices were held at National cemetery at Arlington. The ollices of the Cap itol building. White House, and De | partment buildings were closed. In many places Union and Confed erate veterans joined in the services. Seattle Observes Day. | SEATTLE, May, 31.?Memorial Day was appropriately observed here yes terday. The occasion was kept as a | holiday, and there woie public ser vices at the Veterans plot in Lakeview t cemetery and other cemeteries of the city. Flags were displayd at half staff during the forenoon throughout the city. ?o-o? New York Honors Maine Dead NEW YORK. May 31.? The army and citizens generaly observed yester day by unveiling a monument to the dead of the Maine that was blown up in the harbor of Havana, February 15, 1SDS, at the Columbus circle entrance to Central park. The monument stands at a height!) of 40 feet, and was paid for by subscriptions received from all parts of the Nation. Wilson Family at Baltimore. BALTIMORE, May 31. ? President Woodrow Wilson and the members of his family luncheoned here yesterday, j ?o-o? Ten Thousand at Gettysburg. GETTYSBURG, Pa., May 31. ? Ten thousand old soldiers and citizens ob served Memorial Day on the field of the Battle of Gettysburg yesterday. Wilson Sends Wrfcath for McKinley'6 Tomb. CANTON, O., May 31.?Among the decorations that were placed on the tomb of former President McKinley here yesterday were wreaths from President Wilson and former Secre tary of the Treasury George B. Cor telyou. ?o-o? Wreath for Lafayette. PARIS, May 31.?American Ambas sador Myron T. Derrick yesterday placed a wreath on the tomb of Laf ayette. BALKANS AND TURKS NOW AT PEACE LONDON. May 31.?The Balkan ' war came to an end ofllcialy this af ternoon when the pence treaty was signed in the gallery of St. James pa' j ace. Sir Edward Grey, British foreign secretary, presided at the meet I at; which was attended by the otlicial representatives ol" all the Nations eon corned. The treaty will down in history as the "Peace of London" t reaty. NATIONS APPROVING PEACE PLAN WASHINGTON, .May 31. -Secretary of State William J. Bryan announced today that Great Britain. Italy. France, (Brazil, Norway, Sweden, Peru and Russia had signified their uproval of the peace plans suggested by Bryan. FAMOUS SOUTHERN NAME HONORED ?o-o? WASHINGTON, May 31.?Postmast er General A. S. Burleson today an nounced the appointment of Alexan der H. Stephens, of Georgia, son of the famous statesman of the same name, former Vice-President of the Confederate States and for many years a member of the United States Con gress. to be general superintendent of the Hallway Mail Service. Will Elimiate Preferential WASHINGTON, May 31.?Following a conference with President Woodrow Wilson, Senator F. M. Simmons, chair man of the Senate finance committee, announced Thursday that the provis ion of the Underwood bill giving a preferential discount of five per cent of the tariff rates on goods imported in American ships, will be eliminated in the Senate. C. E. BURNELL, OF VALDEZ, IN JUNEAU C. E. Bunnell, a well-known Valdez attorney and Democratic committee man for the Third Division, arrived in Juneau on the Mariposa and will remain until the next boat to the westward. Mr. Bunnell is very favor ably impressed with all the activity about Juneau but he is also very op tomistic about his home town. The big protection dyke, the con struction of which was undertaken by the government will soon be under way. Robert Mcintosh has secured the contract for the earthwork con sisting of 33,000 yards at a cost of about $10, 000, and the rock work has been let at a cost of about $8,000. The total appropriation amounts to $55, 000. 0?O?0 FRENCHMAN IN FRENCH CAR WINS GREAT RACE INDIANAPOLIS, May 31.?Jules Goux, driving a French car, won the 500-mile international sweepstakes automobile race yesterday at this place in six and one-half hours. O?0?o Miss McGill and Miss Couteur, two of Juneau's school teachers, will leave on the City of Seattle to spend their vacation in the States. COL. ROOSEVELT GETS SIX CENTS DAMAGES ?o-o? MARQUETTE, Mich., May 31. ? Col. Theodore Roosevelt was allowed u verdict against George A. Newitt, editor ol' Iron Age, this morning in the sunt of six cents. Newit went on the witness chair ami retracted his charge that Roosevelt was addicted to drunk enness, and said that he believed that an injustice had been done the ex President. Roosevelt, after Newitt's testimony and statement had been made to the jury, asked Judge Flan nigan to instruct the jury to bring in a verdict for nominal damages. The I court did as requested and the ver dict was rendered accordingly. o?o?o TEXAN TO HE AMERICAN MINISTER TO COLOMBIA WASHINGTON, May 31.? Thad. Thompson, of Texas, has been select ed to be United States minister to I Colombia. n?a?n GERMAN CRUISER IS ASHORE ON ROMSO KIEL, .May 31.?The German cruis er Bleucher is ashore on tho island of Koniso. An attenitpt. will be made to rescue the ship, and the movem ent wrencki'ngships are being sent to the stranded craft for that purpose. o?o?o BEN HUR TICKETS WANTED MONDAY W. E. Nowell will be leaving for the South June 3 and the library commit tee desires that all the outstanding tickets for the Ben Hur entertainment be returned to the office of Mr. Nowell on Monday. 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 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 fino cottages. FOR SALE?Residence and business lots. GEO. AI. HILL. ? Decker Bldg., Opp. 1st. Nat. Bank Urges Underwood to Place North on Program WASHINGTON, May 31?President Wood row Wilson yesterday told Dem ocratic House Leader Oscar W. Un derwood that he is greatly interested l in the Alaska situation and believes : that it is a matter that Congress should take up seriously at an early date. It is now regarded as likely that the Democratic caucus Monday will include the Alaska question with the tariff and currency problems to he taken up and disposed of at the special session. i WASHINGTON. May 31.?Senator ! George E. Chamberlain, of Oregon; Senator Wesley L. Jones, of Washing ion; Delegate James Wickersham, of Alaska; John K. Ballaine and others are trying to forestall the movement that is under way to have a Democrat ic caucus Monday commit that party to the policy of considering only the tariff and currency questions at the i special session of Congress. They de sire that Alaska legislation he Includ i ed in the party program. Bryan Proclaims 17th Amendment Adopted WASHINGTON, May 31. ? In the presence of a notable company this a Her noon Secretary of State William J. Mryan signed the proclamation an i pouncing the ratification of the 17th amendment to the Constitution of the United States, providing for the direct. ! election of United States Senators. JAPAN CONSIDERS APPLYING TO COURTS ?o-o? TACOMA, May 31.?The importance of the California anti-alien land leg islation was emphasized yesterday by | the Jupaneses government taking the ? elder statesmen and the leaders of the; opposition into a conference in con sidering it yesterday. The non-polit ical character of the conference makes the question one of a non-political na ture rather than political. It was con j eluded that the Aemircan courts are (yet open in which to test the legal ity of the action of California. It has not been announced as to whether or not they will be resorted to. but it is believed that it is altogether likely that they will. o?o?o Senate Asked to Ratify Nicaraguan Treaty. WASHINGTON, May 31.?Secretary | of State William J. Bryan today asked the United States Senate to ratify the J treaty that has been negotiated be tween the United States and Nica ragua giving tiie United States a per petual franchise for an interoceanic canal across the Nicaragua. o?o?o DYNAMITE EXPLOSION KILLS EOUR MEN OAKLAND, May 31.?Nine tons of dynamite and giant powder stored in this city exploded yesterday and killed four laborers. The cause of the | explosion is unknown. ALAMEDA SAILS WITH PASSENGERS FOR JUNEAU SEATTLE, May 31.?The Alameda sailed for Alaska ports last night with the following passengers for Juneau: Mrs. S. Robinson, ('. J. Cooll, B. V. Bee and wife, Mrs. A. Rekland, Miss Billie Wilson, Mrs. S. Martin, J. It. Fingel, Senator S. H. Piles, Bert Bragg, E. It. Forbes, F. M. Gastronglay, C. Mood, Geo. Kleinech, and six steer age. o?o?o HUMBOLDT LEAVES THURSDAY NIGHT SEATTLE. May 31.?The Humboldt sailed for Southeastern Alaska Thurs day night with the following passen gers for Juneau: Samuel Rudlnsey, I'. J. Mahone, C. It. Kirk. J. J Clark, J. Williamson, U. Freeman, James Larson, Mrs. Flem ing, Anna Thurlow, Charles Wells and wife, V. M. Pnlm and wife, William Milligan, and seven steerage. o?o?o REPUBLICAN MEMBER CONGRESS IS DEAD ?o?o?? PORTLAND, Me.. May 30? Forrest Goodwin, member of Congress from the Third Maine District, died here Thursday. o?o?o SCARCITY OF HOGS CAUSE ADVANCE) IN PRICES CHICAGO, May 31.?The shortage In cut meats?bacon, ham, etc.,?at the five principal packing cities in tlje United States amounts to 103,358,000 pounds. Prices on live hogs have been steadily advancing. They have been steadily advancing. They are now about 1 cent a pound higher than at this time last year. SENATE WILL INVESTIGATE LOBBY ?o-o? WASHINGTON, May 31.?The Unit ed States Senate lias' adopted a reso lution directing the judiciary commit tee to investigate the anti-tariff lobby at the National capital. The action of the Senate was inspired by the charge recently made by President Woodrow Wilson that probably the most remarkable lobby in the his tory of the country has been concen trated at Washington for the purpose of defeating the intent of the Under wood tariff bill. o?o?o Horse Racing Begins Again in New York NKW YORK. May 31.?The running of the Metropolitan handicap for the first time since 1010 marked the be ginning of a revival in horse racing in this State. Harry Payne Whitney's "Whiskbroom" won the famous han dicap race which is over a mile course. ?7 0?0?o Oregon Will Erect Monument to Mitchell PORTLAND, Ore., May 31.?The people of Oregon will erect a monu ment In Portland to the memory of former Senator John H. Mitchell, who was three times elected United States Senator from this state, and who died a few years ago shortly after being convicted of complicity in Oregon land fraud cases. The abiding con viction on the part of a large part of the community that his conviction was secured through unlawful practices, including perjured testimony and a packed jury, is responsible for the starting of the movement yesterday to raise the funds for the erection of the monument. Many of those who admired him during his lifetime will be contributors to the fund. vv v DANIELS PRAISES MEN HANDLING ALASKA COAL WASHINGTON, May 31. ? Secre tary of the Navy Josephus Daniels has written a letter in which he high ly commends Hoy Aikman, hospital steward, and George Poisson, black smith, for their skill and good work in hauling Alaska coal for the govern ment from ihe Bering coal fields to the waters of Stillwater creek. o?o?o KANSAS EXPERIENCES HOT MAY WEATHER KANSAS CITY, Mo.. May 30.? The hottest May day In Western Kansas was experienced Thursday. The ther mometer reached 100 degrees in the shade. o?o?o WASHINGTON OARSMEN OFF FOR THE EAST SEATTLE, May 31.?The University of Washington's Pacific Coast cham pion eight-oar rowing crew left yes terday for Poughkeepsie to partici pate in the intercollegiate races on the Hud/son. o?o?o Every thing that will please a smok er may bo found at BURFORD'8.