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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
*??. ,, ?? JUNEAU, ALASKA. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4. 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS \OL. II.. NO. lii. RAILWAY BILL MAY WIN OUT YET * I ? - M A 4 4 Juveniles Score Great Hit in the "Rose of Blandeen" "The Rose of Blandeen," as presented i by the Juvenile Bostoniaus at the Or pheum last night was a decided hit. There wasn't a dull moment during the entire performance. The house was again packed every seat occu pied and even the standing room all taken. The play is a real tuneful lit tle opera in two acts and pronounced Iv Irish. It just suits the company. The slender plot is almost buried be neath the comedy parts with which the play abounds. It fairly reeks with comedy. The choruses are all good and the songs catchy. A few jokes | were offered and local shots were greeted with bursts of approval. Among the musical numbers. "Cuddle Closer," by Ina Mitchell and Thorn Hellen: "Take a Little Tip from Path er." bv Dixit* White; "Life Is Only a Merry-Go-Round," by I'atsie Henry; "Tommy Atkins," by Doris Canfleld; "Don't Forget My Number," by Doris Cantield and Bee Myling; "Wild Irish Rose," by Thorn Hellen. and "That's What You Get for Being Irish," by Dixie White, were warmly received. All of the principals were perfectly familiar with their parts and carried out their work faultlessly. The work of Dixie White as Con Harrlgan was exceptionally good as was also that of I'atsie Henry, Doris Cantieid and Bee Myling. The company plays in Douglas to night and tomorrow night and return ing here will play in the Orphetim Sat urday matinee. Saturday. Sunday and Monday nights. SALMON CREEK DAM CAUSES ACTIVITY One of the greatest power dams in the country and the greatest piece of concrete construction in all Alaska ts rapidly approaching the formative stage in the upper basin of Salmon creek. This great work of the Alas ka-Oastlneau Mining Company will probably be nearly completed if no* entirely finished by fall, at the present rate of progress. The dam site is a very busy spot just now. A head of water has been secured 200 feet; above the workings and hydraulic monitors are now cleaning off the de- j bris and surface obstruction for the dam foundation. A compressor was1 recently iustalled and machine drills are pounding away in the blasting process of making a foundation for the great concrete wall. Over a hundred men are engcded here and this force will be increased as the work develops. Soon the great tower for pouring the cement will be erected. This structure will be 325 feet above the foundation of the dam. The gravel and sand washing plant is being established near at hand. The sand and gravel to be used lies in abundance in the valley close by. The Dam. The great impounding dam will be 625 feet in length on the crest: 47 feet thick on the base: 175 feet high, and 8 feet thick on the top. The! structure is of the constant radial arch type and looks for all the world j like a new moon. It will require sixty j thousand barrels of cement and 50, 000 cubic yards of material to furn ish the concrete entering into the big wall. The first shipment of cement will arrive iu a few days and it is ex pected to commence pouring the con . crete within the next five weeks. The dam has an elevation of 1.018 feet above sea level and will, when completed form a lake of water a mi!e| and three-quarters Ions, s:x hundred feet wide, and one hundred and seven ty-five feet deep. Half a mile in dis tance down stream the lower dam at the present time diverts and a flume picks the water from the creek and; delivers it at the penstock two miles distant at a height of about four hun dred feet. Here it plunges over the bluff to the pelton wheels at Uie beach power station, the first unit in the pow-1 er system that has been planned. Transporting Materials. The materials entering into the con struction of this great work with the exception of the sand and gravel are all brought in scows to Salmon creek and then hauled up the steep hill on the incline tram. Here a little toy engine which has been substituted for horses takes the cars over the miniature railroad to the point of ac tivity. At the lower dam where the water is now taken for the present power station a stiff grade is encoun tered and horses are still in use. but a new engine arrived yesterday to re place the horses on this section. Near the lower dam a sawmil is kept busy all the time cutting lumber that is used in the construction work. A large force of men must neces sarily be employed in order to get the desired results and the supplies ne cessary to feed them must also be transported over the line. The to tal number of men employed on the Salmon creek development at the pres ent time is 200 but this force will prob ably be increased soon. o?o?o NEW LAWYER ADMITTED Arthur B. Callaham was this morn ing admitted by Judge Jennings to practice law in the District Court. o?o?o AUTO FOR HIRE.?Phone 3-1-4. Lf. STRONG-TREADWELL CASE ON TRIAL In the case of H. C. Strong against Alaska-Juneau Cold Mining Company and R. A. Kinzie a hearing is being is being held today before Judge R. W. Jennings on the order to show cause. Counsel for both plaintiff and the defense made opening statements and the plaintiff commenced putting in testimony this morning. The suit in volves the right of possession to cer tain waterfront properties claimed by both parties to the action, the title to which each party claims through Indian settlers. The only witnesses examined up to 2:30 this afternoon were Jimmy Jack son and Jennie Jackson, both Indians testifying for plaintiff. The plaintiff claims title through purchase from Frank Booth, grand son of one Amatina. an Indian, who it is alleged, was the original settler on the land in question. The defense claims title through purchase from Ye To-Colic. better known as Auk Bay Jim. and a brother of Amatina. now deceased. There was a hearing be fore Judge P. D. Overtield on practi cally the same issue, and the injunc tion was denied, but the plaintiff claims to have new evidence now. At any rate the court house corridors are flooded with natives and others who will probably be called in the case. Among the well known characters seen around the premises were Ye-To Colic, or Auk Bay Jim, Sheep Creek Mary, Mussel Shell Frank, Chief Ana Ka-Thlash. Wes Waydelich, Jennie Jackson and Jimmy Jackson. H. Sakalof was sworn in as inter pretor. \J V V GEORGE HAS DONE IT. George Burford has opened a swell new cigar store in front of the Heid elberg Liquor Company's establish ment. Any of George's bingles are just as good at the new place as at the famous amusement palace at Bur ford's corner. He has beside a fine assortment of goods, a machine that will furnish just as many thrills as either of the money-getters in the old place. o?o?o ELKS. NOTICE Regular meeting of Juneau Lodge, No. 420, B. P. O. Elks, tonight. E. C. JAMESON, Secy. o?o?o The Arctic Pocket Billiard Parlors opens? Saturday night, corner Front and Franklin streets. 6-4-4t. o?o?o Hotel Arctic, corner Front and Frank lin streets, just opened and ready for business. Everything new and clean. Reasonable rates. Harry F. Caine, proprietor. 6-4-tl o?o?o NO KICKS ON THE ASSESSMENT ROLLS The City Council sitting as a board of equalization report that so far nc serious objections have been found with the assessment rolls as prepared In some instances people have called attention to discrepancies and has in dicated that the assessments of neigh bors should be increased, but those asking for reductions are few. The hearings will continue through the week. o?o?o ORDERING NEW UNIFORMS FOR THE BAND BOYS The band boys are being measuree and their new uniforms will be orderee immediately. An effort will be made to have the suits arrive in Juneau it time to bo worn on July 4. |must not govern I alaska erom east Former Gov. Walter E. Clark left Seuttle for the East a week ago to day. He spent two or three days atj Seattle before departing. Before leav-j ing he gave the Seattle Post-lntelligen-, cer an interview in which he discussed Alaska affairs, as follows: "Gov. Strong will make Alaska a fine | executive. Party lines are iusignlleant in the North compared with the good' of the country. And it is very essen-1 tial that the Governor of Alaska be in close touch and have the hearty sup port of the national administration at Washington. I had that support dur ing my service in the North. The pub lic service of the North has been great- j ly improved, 1 believe, and I worked to that end. my recommendations being j generally followed in appointing men ! to government positions. It is unfortu- > nate that the Judiciary in the North ^ cannot be left alone, as the present judges are men of high quality. I trust the men supplanting them will be equally good. "The affairs of Alaska should be ad ministered in Alaska, and not by de partmental bureaus at Washington. I was able to accomplish a good deal in that direction. The powers granted to the Alaska legislature, while limited, tend greatly to self-government. The first session, completed May 1, wrote some valuable laws, and also provided an ottlcial source which recommen dations can be made to Congress. Four members of the Alaska Senate will go to Washington next winter to present in person to Congress the memorials of the Legislature. This will give those recommendations much greater weight than any private petitions. Two Great Problems to Solve. "Te two great problems of Alaska, the railroad and transportation ques tion and the coal question, remain un settled. 1 am sorry to say I believe that during my term as much was done toward bringing them to a jusf set tlement as was possible. With the co operation of the national administra tion. Gov. Strong is in a position to press them to a favorable decision, so ! that development of the Territory may ? go rapidly forward. "Along some useful lines 1 was able > to make good progress. The best of; these was in getting lighthouses for the j northern coast. About two hundred lights have been established in the last four years, and appropriations have al ready been made for others. Quartz Mining Most Active. "The greatest development now un- j der way in the North is in quartz min ing in Southeastern Alaska. Juneau is booming as never before. With the building of railroads, the whole terri tory will feel a great impetus of prog ress. In many ways I am sorry to leave the North, although I was more than ready to lay down the duties of the governorship." NORTHWESTERN IN FROM WESTWARD The Northwestern arrived from the Westward about 10 o'clock last night and proceeded to the South. The fol-' lowing passengers debarked at Ju-i neau: Jack Dalton, S. H. Holland, 0. j L. Coward, F. Tascher, Mrs. C. W. McKay and family, J. McDonald. o?0?0 EXCURSIONISTS GO TO MARIAN ISLAND Last evening the Alaska-Gastineau Blue Devil and the customs house launch took an excursion party to Marian Island for a beefsteak dinner on the beach. Charles D. Garfield and John Wilcox were the moving spirits' albeit the Garfield section of the ex pedition refused to move of itself alone and the Blue Devil towed the recalci trants back to Juneau. A splendid ? time is reported by everybody. o?o?o PASSENGERS LEAVING ON NORTHWESTERN The Northwestern left last night for the South carrying the following pas ' sengers from Juneau: Mrs. Peter Carl son. Misses Nana and Vivian Carlson. ! Miss Selma Simando, Reese Bark, ' W. G. Beattie, wife and son, Mrs. ' Thompson, E. W. Allen, E. J1 Cad " bury, S. R. Vereker, C. E. Robinson, ' N. L. Burton and wife, Mrs. W. E. Nowell and children. o?o?o j WILL ENFORCE ORDINANCE NO 46 Mayor Carter announces that Ordi nance No. 46. which provides that permits must first be obtained be > fore any portion of the streets may be occupied for building purposes or i otherwise, will have to be enforced 1 owing to the disposition of some peo j pie to erect buildings and of others i to block the streets with building ma terial. Republican Senator Says Wilson Charges Justified WASHINGTON, June 4. ? Senator i William S. Kenyou, of Iowa, Republi can, testifying before the Senate in vestigating committee, yesterday af ternoon said that the social lobbying at Washington against the Underwood tariff bill justified in fullest measure every word that President Woodrow Wilson had said regarding the insid-! ious lobby at the National capital. He said that such lobbying as is being practiced is far more dangerous to the country than would be attempts at bribery because it is more diflicult to reach and is motk effective because its motion is disguised. Investigators After Evidence. WASHINGTON, June 4.? The Sen ate committee that is investigating i the lobby conditions at the National capital have subpoenaed sixty wit nesses that' have been identified as being connected with the sugar inter ests in the United States. Kepresen tatlves of other interests will lie sub poenaed. ?o?o? Penrose Never Saw Lobby. WASHINGTON, June 4. ? Senator Poise Penrose, of Pennsylvania, testi fying yesterday before the Senate com mittee that is investigating the Wash ington lobby, said that lie has never known during the 10 years that lie has been a member of the United States Senate of any attempt 011 the part of anybody to improperly influ ence the members of 1 be Senate or of the House of Representatives. Activity of Thetis Arouses Interest in California OAKLAND, Calif; June 4. ? The United States revenue cutter Thetis is beiiiK hurriedly overhauled and pre pared for sea. She will sail in a few days under sealed orders which are said to contain instructions to head off a Meet of Japanese poachers that are sweeping the Alaska coast in a raid on the seal herds of that Terri tory. Not the Understanding Here. The understanding in Juneau is tlmt 'the Thetis is coming North to take i Judge Robert W. Jennings and the other officers of the floating court to the Westward. They are supposed to sail from Valdez on the Thetis June 15th, and to remain on and hold court on the vessel for the 60 days follow ing that date. ?T I I I I I I I I ! I I I I I ill M i l l I I !? - League Base Ball - ?Mini i -i-i.-i i-.i-i-.i NORTHWESTERN LEAGUE. Standing of Clubs. Won Lost Pet. Vancouver 27 18 .600 Seattle 28 19 .596 Portland 23 19 .548 Victoria 23 23 .500 Tacoma 19 28 .404 Spokane 18 31 .368 Yesterday's Games. At Seattle?Seattle, 6; Spokane, 1. At Vancouver?.Morning game: Tuco ma, 4; Vancouver, 2. Afternoon game: Tacoma. 4; Vancouver, 3. At Victoria?Morning game: Victoria, 10; Portland, 5. Afternoon game: Victoria, 8; Portland, 7. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. Standing of Club6. Won Lost Pet. Los Angeles 36 24 .600 Oakland 31 27 .534 Venice 29 31 .4S3 Portland 26 30 .464 Sacramento 24 28 ? .461 San Francisco ... 28 33 .459 Yesterday's Scores. At San Francisco?San Francisco, 3; Venice, 2. At Los Angeles?Los Angeles, 3; Sac ramento, 1. At Portland?Oakland, 8; Portland, 7. AMERICAN LEAGUE. Standing of Club6. Won Lost Pet. Philadelphia .... 30 10 .750 Cleveland 30 13 .698 Chicago 24 20 .545 Washington 22 19 .537 Boston 18 21 .462 Detroit 19 27 .417 St. Louis 19 29 .396 New York 9 30 .231 Yesterday's Scores. At Washington ? Washington, 3; St. Louis, 2. At New York ? Cleveland, 8; New York, 2. At Philadelphia?Philadelphia. 7; De troit, 3. At Boston?Boston, 3; Chicago, 2. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Standing of Club6. Won Lost Pet. Philadelphia .... 23 11 .676 Brooklyn 21 16 .568 New York 21 16 .568 Chicago 21 20 .512 Pittsburgh 20 20 .500 St. Louis 19 23 .452 Boston 14 21 .400 Cincinnati 15 27 .357 Yesterday's Scores. At St. Louis?New York, 5; St. Louis, 3. At Cincinnati?Cincinnati, 1; Brook lyn, 0. At Pittsburgh?Pittsburgh, 7; Boston, 2. 0?0?0 The Daily Empire delivered in Ju neau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 a month. MEXICAN REBELS TAKE ANOTHER TOWN BROWNSVILLE, Tex., June 4. ? Mala moras, Mexico, was captured by the Constitutionalists yesterday un der the command of Gen. Lucio Blan co. after severe fighting. o?o?o RAILWAY TRAINMEN RE-ELECT LEE PRESIDENT ?o-o? SAN FRANCISCO, June 4.?W. G. Lee, of Cleveland, was re-elected yes terday at president of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen at the conven tion in this city. BULGAR MINISTRY RESIGNS OFFICES' ?o-o? LONDON, June 4.?The Bulgarian j ministry resigned yesterday. Dissat-j isfaction over the terms of the peace treaty and the condition of the affairs between Bulgaria and Greece and Ser via is assigned as the cause for the resignations. 0?o?o SEATTLE SWEDISH LAWYER MAY LOCATE IN ALASKA D. J. Djerf, a Seattle lawyer and ed itor, is a recent arrival in Juneau, who is looking over Alaska with the view of becoming interested in the Territory, and possibly locating here. Mr. Djerf has been editor of the Swedish Press for the last two years In addition to practicing law. Mr. Djerf conies to Alaska with the high est recommendations from leading members of the Seattle bar and finan cial institutions. He is registered at the Orpheum hotel. , o?o?o PATENTS ISSUED The local land office is in receipt of patents for the following: Henry Andes, a homestead near Haines, consisting of 122 acres. A soldiers' additional homestead at Controller bay for James J. Ryan, con sisting of'160 acres. This is the last of the three Ryan claims that were to be admitted to patent. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT I received one of the famous Bitzer Dry Cleaning Machines and Extrac tors on the Alameda and will in a few days be equipped to do all kinds of ladies' and men's dry cleaning. I have secured the services of a first class tailor and am now prepared to do all kinds of ladies' and men's re pairing and alterations. The best work and quickest services in Juneau guaranteed. I do not dye. White help only. MILT BOTH WELL Second Street 1 Between Seward and Franklin Phone 3-0-4 Free Delivery Jones Expects Railway bill to Pass Senate at Once WASHINGTON, June 4.?Senator Wesley L. Jones, of Washington, said last night that there is a splendid chance that the Alaska railroad bill will go through the Senate at the spe cial session, lie says if the President will say the word there is no doubt but that the House will have the hill j at this session in time for it to be come a law before the middle of the present summer. The statement that the President has requested that the Secretary of the Interior ask Congress to take the Alaska railroad bill up at the present i session was reiterated last night on what is believed to be good authority. ?o-o? House Committee Gets Busy. WASHINGTON. June 4?The House committee on territories held a spe cial meeting last night to consider the Alaska railroad measures. The ob ject of the meeting was to get a bill through the Senate at the special ses sion if possible. It was decided to hold another meeting July 4th for the consideration of plans to press the passage of the bill. The date was set in anticipation of the passage of the bill by the Senate this month. Great Northern President Hits Reclamation Service ONTARIO, Ore., June 4. ? Louis W. Hill, president of the Great North ern, in an address here yesterday, re ferred to the administration of F. H. Newell as director of reclammatlou as a failure. He said that his retell I tion at the head of the service is a I "National calamity." CABINET CONSIDERS TRUST PROBLEMS WASHINGTON, June 4.?The Cabi net yesterday at the regular meeting devoted considerable time to a discus sion as to whether or not the Supreme I Court decrees dismembering the Stan dard Oil Company and the Tobacco trust are being carried out to the let ter. EOODSTUEES ARE BACK ON FREE LIST WASHINGTON, June 4.?The sub committee of the Senate finance com mittee, that is considering the sciied ules dealing with them, has decided to put live-stock, wheat and oats on the tree list again. The change is made to meet the views of the President. TIM SULLIVAN IS RECOVERING ?o-o? NEW YORK, June 4.?Represents- i live Timothy D. Sullivan, of the 13th New York Congressional District, and theatrical magnate, has so nearly re [ covered from his recent serious ill ness that he is planning a trip to Eu I rope. o?o?o Jury Exonerates Spokane's Cook's Wife ?o-o? SEATTLE, June 4.?A coroner's jury | rhis morning exonerated Mrs. Jennie I Perry, wife of the cook of the Alaska liner Spokane, for shooting and kill ing Louise Periea, cook on the steam ship Senator. n?n?n?? SPECTACULAR SUICIDE AT SEATTLE ?o-o? SEATTLE, June 4. ? One of the most spectacular tragedies ever en acted in Seattle occurred this morn ing when Robert Carr Cook commit ted suicide by jumping from the roof of the Pioneer building at the corner of Cherry street and First avenue. He never regained consciousness. The dead man had been suffering of rheu matism. o?o?0 ROSE WINS LOS ANGELES ELECTION FOR MAYOR LOS ANGELES, June 4. ? Police Judge Henry H. Hose was elected May or of Los Angeles Tuesday. o?o?o ' CANADA CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY OF KING VANCOUVER. B. C., June 4.?The birthday of King George V. was gen erally celebrated throughout the Do minion yesterday. There were appro priate ceremonies at Vancouver and Victoria. o?o?o PENNSYLVANIA WOMAN SEEKS LOST BROTHER The Rev. Father E. H. Brown has received an inquiry from a devoted sis ter seeking knowledge of the where abouts of Thomas Quinan, who is be lieved to be in Alaska. Quinan was formerly a resident of Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania. ? PRISCO COLLECTOR MUST STEP DOWN ?o-o? WASHINGTON, June 4.?Secretary of the Treasury William G. McAdoo yesterday asked for the resignation of Collector of Customs Frederick S. Stratton, of San Francisco. JAPAN MAKES REPLY TO BRYAN WASHINGTON, June 4?Japan's re ply to Secretary of State William J. Bryan's answer to the Japanese pro test over the California legislation was delivered to Mr. Bryan today. The Japanese government contends that the Webb law is discriminatory though general in its tone. The reply invites further discussion of the law. o?o?o KING'S HORSE KILLS WOMAN AT DERBY EPSOM DOWNS, England, Juen 4. ?Miss Elizabeth Davidson, suffra gette, seized the reins of Aumer, the King's horse in the Derby race, when it was runnig at top speed. The wom an was fatally injured. The horse fell and the jockey dangerously hurt. o?o?o SENATOR LA FOLLETTE HAS REGAINED HIS HEALTH WASHINGTON, June 4. ? Senator Robert M. La Follette's health, lost a year ago, has been regained and his eyes are bright, his face is rosy and his spirit is up. "I a in ready for any sort of decent fight," said Mr. La Follette today. "I feel younger and fitter than for sev eral years." ? o?o?o MONTANA PUGILIST DROWNS IN TUOLUMME RIVER STOCKTON, June 4.?Edward Bar ry, the Montana pugilist, was drowned yesterday in the Tuolumme river, California. o?o?o WOMAN SHOOTS HUSBAND WHO C0URT8 ANOTHER ST. LOUIS, Mo., June 4.?Mrs. Hel en B. Martin shot and killed her hus band, Charles L. Martin, a prominent automobile dealer yesterday. She ac cused her husband of having paid too much attention to another woman.