THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
v , ,, N() ,s- JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, JUNE 17. 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS
KATALLA MAN GETS TREASURERSHIP
Alaska Bill To Be On
President Wood row Wilson has as-!
sured Senator Key Pittmun. chairman
of the Senate committee on territor
ies. that he not only favors the pass
age of the Alaska Railroad bill as it
has been approved by the Senate com
mittee. but that he will do what he
can to make room for it on the admin- j
titration legislative program. This in
formation was conveyed to Gov. J. F.
A. Strong in a telegram I'rom Senator
Key Pittman. The telegram was dated
at Washington, June ltf. and is as fol
"Committee today reported favor
ably on Alaska railroad bill, the bill in
form largely as recommended by sub
committee. dealing only with the build
ing of the railroad. I saw the Pres
ident at twelve o'clock today and he
assured me that he was not only in
favor of the bill but would do what he
could to tind a place for it in the ad
ministration's legislation. Hill will
be presented to the Senate tomorrow.
I confidently expect it to pass."
Pittman Notifies Seattle Chamber.
SKATT1K. June 17.?Senator Key
Pittman. chairman of the Senate com
mittee on territories, has wired the
New Seattle Chamber of Commerce as
"1 saw the President Monday and
he assured me that he will not only
favor Alaska railroad bill, but that
he will do what he can to tind a place
for it in the administration legislation.
I confidently expect it to become a
FIGHT FOR CHILD
Little Mildred Drewett, the two and
a half year old daughter of William ,
and Mamie Dreweet. divorced, is the
the subject matter of a savage legal I
battle that is pending before Judge;
It. \V. Jennigs iu the I'nited States [
District Court today. The tight in
volves the legal parentage of the]
child. Mrs. Orloff King, of White
horse. w ho has been the legal custo- j
dian of the child since Judge Thomas!
it. Lyons gave the Drewett's a divorce
some time ago. is seeking to adopt it.
and the child's mother, who also lives!
in Whitehorse. is opposing her appli
cation. While the mother does not!
ask for the physical possession of
the child, she does not want it to be-!
come legally the child of its pres
Mrs. King has alleged that Mrs.
Drewett. owning to moral infirmities,
is not a proper person to have the
chile, and she is presenting evidence
attacking the woman's character. The!
latter has made counter charges, al
leging that Mrs. King is not a proper
person to become the legal parent of
her child, and she. likewise is submit-1
ting evidence in substantiation of the
Each side to the contest has filed
numerous affidavits setting out the1
evidence on which its contention is
based in circumstantial detail.
Mrs. Drewett asks that Mildred be
placed by the court in a Catholic
home, and avers that she is making
an honorable living and is able to
provide it with support.
William Drewett. who secured a di
vorce from his wife at Juneau some i
time ago. at which time the child was
given into the possession of Mrs. King,
does not appear in the cise.
KILLED A GRIZZLY
ELEVEN FEET LONG
Isa. Goldstein returned with the
launch Grace E. last night from a hunt
ing expedition. He wan hunting furs
and was very successful, too. Some-:
body killed two big grizzly bear, be
cause Isa brought the skins home.
Two of these skins are enormous in
size, one is at least 11 feet long. They
are both beautiful specimens.
A full line of the famous BENJA
MIN CLOTHES, containing all of the
latest styles, shades ar.d weights has
been received at the B. M. Behrends*
store. Do not make a purchase until
you examine the stock. 6-14-10t.
F. OF A. TO MEET
The Forresters of America will meet
at Gross hall on Wednesday, June
18 at 8:30 p. m. All charter members
are requested to be present.
HUGO HKIDHORN Chief Ranger
W. H. HANDLE Fin. Secy.
DR. H. W. AVERILL Rec. Secy.
WORK ON TEST PITS
TO BEGIN AT ONCE
Work on digging the four test pits
on the government property between
Fourth and Fifth streets and- Main
and Franklin streets will begin at
once. The contract to do the work
was let this morning to H. P. Orowth
er. The test pits are being made that
the architect might krow what condi
tions will have to met in planning for
the foundation for the government
building that has been authorized.
The Lovera Monarch la the popu
lar bit ?!*?. ???
NOME TO GIVE
Mayor George A. Jones, of Nome, to
whom was referred Gov. J. F. A.
Strong's recent telegram relative to a
site at that place for the proposed in
sane detention hospital, wired the Gov
ernor's othce on the 14th instant that
the town of Nome will gladly donate
a suitable site for the purpose. Gov.
Strong has informed the Secretary of
the Interior by wire that both Nome
and Fairbanks will donate sites, and
is awaiting instructions from the Sec
retary as to details of the proposed
transfers of title.
PRESIDENT RECK WANTS
FULL ATTENDANCE TONIGHT
At the meeting of the Commercial
Club called for tonight the matter of
receiving the excursion party of the
Alaska Bureau of the New Seattle
Chamber of Commerce will be dis
cussed. President John Keck says
that there is urgent need that action
be taken immediately and for this rea
son a full attendance at tonight's
meeting is desired.
YANNIGANS WILL TAKE
ON PIRATES TONIGHT
Tonight the Yantiigaus will engage
in a practice game with regular Ju
neau team. Molloy has signified his
intention of playing first with the
Yannigans tonight against his old
team mates. It is not learned yet
who will be in the uew line-up of the
Pirates, but Tom Kadonich is think
SUFFRAGISTS OF WORLD
MEET AT BUDAPEST
BUDAPEST. June 17. ? The Con
gress of the International Woman Suff
rage Alliance opened this morning at
this place under the Presidency of
.Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, of New
MAIN GOING IN
Superintendent H. A. Bishop of the
water company is laying a ten-inch
main on lower Franklin street. Very
soon other mains will be laid in diff
erent parts of the city in order to sup
ply the increased needs of the city.
TO IMPROVE GROUNDS
OF GOVERNOR'S HOUSE
The supervising architect of the
Treasury Department. Washington, D
C., in a telegram dated the 16th, hat
authorized Gov. J. F. A. Strong to pre
pare specifications and obtain compet
itive bids for the improvement of the
grounds around the Governor's House
J. H. S. BAND CONCERT
CALLS OUT MANY PEOPLE
The street concert given by the Ju
neau High School band last Saturda:
night called out hundreds of people
who congregated as close as possibli
around the corner of Front and Sew
ard streets. The band is improvlni
wonderfully under the able directioi
of Lew Scheel. All of the pieces re
ceived generous recognition. Thi
| Ribble overture "Lizzella" was a grea
CHURCH SALE. ?
The Woman's Social Union, of th
Methodist church, will hold an aproi
. and "Goody Sale," at 2 p. m., Satui
day. June 21st, in the McGrath biul<!
jing. Cor Second and Seward sts. 71
CONTRACTORS ARE I
Under the fine weather conditions
prevailing, building operations have
received a wonderful stimulus aud
great activity is noticeable in every
direction. Another item that has en
tered into the energy that is now
prevalent is the arrival of building
material, the lack of which liaa held
up several important jobs. Cleveland
& Cleveland report that much of their
material has recently arrived and that
their work will now move along with
much more satisfaction.
This morning they set a crew to
the work of building the second story
to the .Malony-Hill-Wilhelm building
on Second, at the corner of Seward.
This upper story will be created into
first class oflices.
The concrete foundations are all in
and set for the new business block
for Z. It. Cheney on Franklin street
near Front and the superstructure will
soon commence to take form.
In the residence section their work
is setting well along. The Victor Wll
heltn residence is rapidly nearing com
pletion. The it. E. Robertson home,
nearby, is also progressing to their
satisfaction and the building will be
ready for the plasterers next week.
Some of the most important jobs
in the city are being done by day
work, notably the Jaeger-Erickson
three-story concrete business block on
Franklin street near Front. The con
crete walls and steel girders are iu
up to and including a part of the sec
ond story and a few days more will
witness the finish of the most import
ant feature in this building.
Lower Franklin street is alive with
the constant change that is taking
place and the sound of the hammer is
always present. As rapidly as places
of business are made even tenable
without waiting for the finish posses
ion is taken by commercial men. In
all the resident sections the changes
are also taking place and many new
homes are being created.
A new apartment house for George
Dull is being erected on the Basin
road at the summit of Chicken Ridge.
It looks imposing from the waterfront
and adds somewhat to the appear
ance of the locality in which it is be
The Juneau i onsirucuuu vumvan;
states that it has things well in
hand, on the work that has been start
ed and that much work is now being
considered. If material arrives with
out delay there will be no cause for
One of their important jobs, the
McCloskev-Caro-Hooker building on
Franklin street, which is to be P. J.
Gemmet's Alaskan hotel, is growing
toward completion at a rapid pace.
The superstructure is all up in the
rough and the roof is now on. The
building is now in the hands of the
electricians and plumbers. In another
few days the plasterers will have their
Among the many residences under
way some are nearly finished, includ
ing the handsome new home of J.
j B. Marshall on .Main street above
I Sixth, and the fine big residence of H.
P. Crowther on Gastineau Heights
near the Thane home.
A new 7-room, modern residence for
Dr. H. C. DeVighne will be erected at
5th and Franklin. Today another 5
room bungalow of modern construe
. tion for Caro & Hooker was started
11 below Front street. Yesterday a five
room, modern cottage for Captain York
. was started, and a three-room bunga
. low for Russell Casey. The latter it
being built on the Basin road.
Plans are being finished for a large
i modern residence for H. J. Raymond
. i o?o?o
HATS AND SHOES
TO BE GIVEN A WAV
Following a custom long established
in our store we will GIVE AWAY tc
each purchaser of a suit of clothes be
tween now and the Fourth of Jul)
his choice of a hat or pair of dress
'shoes FREE OF COST. That is tc
say, buy a suit of clothes and select
your choice from the hats or dress
, shoes in our stock. You pay for the
' clothes only, the other costs you not t
cent. CHAS. GOLDSTEIN, t
[ BIG GAME HUNTER
RETURNS TO CHASI
? James Morris, the English big garni
1 hunter who came into port Sunda;
'* with the Santa Rita, which he ha:
e under charter, after having spent neat
1 l.v a month hunting for bear, returnei
to the chase last night. Mr. Morris
accompanied by his wife, is enjoyinj
the time he is spending among Alask;
islands immensely. They had secure*
e only one bear, however, though the;
a had seen many. The weather was s<
wet for a considerable portion of th
time that it interfered with their spor
~ but not with the beauties of boating.
Exum Exerts Influence
to Save Himself
WASHINGTON, June 17.?Edward 11
W. Exum, of Chitina, Alaska, arrived <
at the capital yesterday evening for t
the purpose of persuading the Presi- I
ident, if possible, not to withdraw his I
nomination as United States Marshal <
for the Third Judicial Division of Alas- f
ka. Mr. Exum's name is still with the i
Senate judiciary committee, but it 1
ias been reported, the President has
considered withdrawing it and sub
stituting that of some one else for
he position. Exurn has powerful
'riends at the capital tiiat have inter
ceded with the President for him. His
support conies largely from the South
md includes Senator John Sharp Wil
is ms, of Mississippi.
ALASKA GETS $50,000 FROM N. N. CO.
SEATTLE, June 17.?Attorney Gen
eral James C. McReynolds has ap
proved the settlement of the action
brought by United States District At
torney B. S. ltodey, of Nome, against
i the Northern Navigation Company to
recover license fees on the basis of
the tonnage of the steamboats belong
ing to that company plying the Yukon
river. The Territory of Alaska will
get, under the terms of the settlement,
$50,000 iu back taxes end half that
much anually in the future.
TO ORGANIZE TRUST
WASHINGTON, June 17.?Oxnard,
resuming his testimony before the
Senate investigating committee, gave
it as his opinion that free sugar would
bring on another srgar trust in the
United States. He said that he has i
been advised by his attorneys that
there is no law that would prevent it
from forming or doing business.
111 I II I I 1 I I I 1 1 I I I ll
" League Base Ball I
?I-i-M-M-I-I 1 I I I 1 I 1 I I-1 Ml M-l-lt
Standing of Clubs
Won Lost Pet
Seattle 38 21 .644
Vancouver 36 24 .600
Portland 28 29 .491
Victoria 28 33 .459
Tacoma 28 34 .452
Spokane 22 39 .361
At Seattle?Seattle, 6: Tacoma, 2.
At Victoria?Vancouver, 7: Victoria, 2.1
At Portland?Portland, 3; Spokane, 2.
. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE.
Standing of Clubs.
Won Lost Pet.
Los Angeles .... 45 27 .625
Oakland 36 36 .607
San Francisco ... 38 37 .507
Sacramento 32 37 .464
Venice 34 41 .453
Portland 29 37 .439
?No games .Monday.
Standing of the Clubs.
Won Lost Pet.
Philadelphia .... 39 12 .76f>
Cleveland 36 18 .667
Washington 29 24 .547
Chicago 29 26 .527
BoBton 25 25 .500
Detroit 22 34 .393
St. Louis 21 38 .356
. New York 13 37 .260
At New York?Detroit. 5; New York,
I At Washington?Chicago, 4; Washing
At Philadelphia ? Philadelphia, 3;
, At Boston?Boston, 3; St. Louis, 2.
Standing of the Clubs.
Won Lost Pet.
Philadelphia .... 33 13 .717
New York 28 19 .596
Chicago 28 25 .528
' Brooklyn 24 23 .511
' Pittsburgh 23 28 .451
? Boston 21 27 .438
r St. Louis 23 30 .434
1 Cincinnati 19 34 .360
> Yesterday's Scores.
t Aa Chicago ? Chicago, 13; Phfladel
J phia, 3.
' At Pittsburgh?Boston, 6; Pittsburgh,
f At St. Louis?Brooklyn, 10; St. Louis,
At Cincinnati?New York, 4; Clncin
> nati, 2.
A VOICE FROM THE DEEP
8 Q o
' Judge Grover C. Winn today ap
B pointed George Burford administrator
of the estates of Chris Jacobson and
Haps Hanson, deceased. The proper
'? ty consists of the hulk of the Petrel,
? a fishing boat which turned turtle In
1 Pybus bay during a storm in Decem
ber, 1907, and in which both men were
^ drowned. The boat is now lying on
0 the beach in Juneau.
1 A complete line of tobacco Jars and
pipe rackB at BURFORD'S.
WILSON NAMES PAGE
EOR ITALIAN POST
WASHINGTON, June 17.?The name
of Thomas Nelson Page, of Virginia,
was sent to the Senate today as am
bassador to Italy.
The name of Andrew King, to be
collector of customs for the district
of Montana, was also sent to the Sen
SOFIA. June 17.?The town of Tir
vino was destroyed by an earthquake
tills morning. One hundred were
killed and 200 injured in the catas
Quake Shakes Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, June 17.?An earth
quake of several seconds duration oc
curred here this morning.
DELLA FOX, FAMOUS
ACTRESS, IS DEAD
NEW YORK, June 17.?Delia Fox.
the famous actress died yesterday. She
was born at St. Louis 42 years ago.
and has been a star for many years.
ROHS OREGON BANK
GLENDALE, Ore., June 17. ? Hay
Diamond, a local character, yesterday
held up the Glendale State bank and
took $3,300, all the money In sight, and
BERLIN, June 17. ? The twenty
fifth anniversary of the ascension ol
Emperor William II., was observed
throughout Germany Sunday and yes
BERLIN, June 17?Emperor Will
lam responding to the presentation ol
the Carnegie address of the Americai:
Peace Society that was sent him ii
commemoration of the peace and
friendly relations that have existei
between the United States and Ger
many during the first 25 years of his
reign that came to an end Sunday
said. "I hope we shall have 25 years
more of peace."
NEW GOOD OFFERING
AT THE ORPHEUW
Last night witnessed the final ex
hibition of the great championshii
baseball series at the Orpheum am
tonight an entire change will be pu'
on. "The Adopted Child," is a two
reel drama and said to be very good
Another drama is entitled "A Strin*
of Beads." The program finishes witl
a ripping Edison comedy?"The Ange
and the Stranded Troupe."
An added attraction at the Orpheun
show tonight and tomorrow night with
out any added cost will be the presen
tation of a specialty act by Ralpl
Saunders, the great Italian, Chinese
impersonator in monologue.
Clam chowder every day at "U an<
I" Lunch Room. t
FEMMER & RITTER
See this firm for all kinds of dray
ing and hauling. We guarantee sal
isfactlon and reasonable prices. Coa
delivered promptly. Femmer & Ril
tor's Express.. Stand Burford's Cot
ner. Phone 314. Residence phone
402 or 403. U
Walstcin 6. Smith, of
Katalla, Gets Treasurership
Gov. J. F. A. Strong today appoint-1
ed Walstein G. Smith, of Kutulla,
Alaska, to the position of Territorial
: Treasurer under the act of the first
session of the Alaska Legislature, ap
proved April 30, 1313, for the term he
ginning July 29, 1913 and ending Jan-'
nary 1, 1915.
Mr. Smith is a native of Columbus,!
Ohio. Since 1907 he lias been cashier
of the First Bank of Katalla. Prior
to that time he was, for a number of '<
'years, engaged in the banking busi
; ness at Bellingham and Anacortes,
Washington. He Is a first-class ac
countant and by his long experience
in the bunking business is thoroughly
equipped for the duties of the posi
tiuii to which he has been appointed.
He is of independent proclivities in
politics and has never been active in
The duties of the treasurer will be
many, and one of the most import
ant will 1)0 the organization of the of
fice, which will entail a great deal of
work, which will largely devolve up
on the treasurer himself, the Legisla
ture having failed, through an over
sight undoubtedly, to make a su 115
cient appropriation for clerk hire.
Mr. Smith is married and has two
children. His otlicial residence will
be at Juneau, as provided by the act
creating the olllce.
The tentorial treasurer's position
pays a salary of $4,000 a year.
PANAMA ZONE I.
GETS JURY SYSTEM
WASHINGTON, June 17.?Secre
tary of War Lindley M. Garrison and .
Col. G. W. Goethals, head of the Pan
ama canal, have decided iu introduce ?
the jury system of trial in the Panama 1
canal zone in all cases where persons j
are charged with felonies. I ?
WEST VIRGINI VTROOPS
KILL A WOMAN
CHARLESTON, W. Va., June 17 ?
Lee Calvin, a former mine guard, as
tounded the Senate investigating com-,
mittee when he testified that H. V.
Holgrove, a striking miner in camp,
was fired upon from an armored train ;
by State troops, and killed. A woman
was wounded by the firing.
GEO. FRED WILLIAMS
WEDS BROOKLYN WIDOW
BOSTON, June 17. ? George Fred
Williams, of Boston, the noted politic- (
inn, was married yesterday to Mrs.
Frances Ames Hopkins, of Brooklyn.
/ \ r\ n
'government to help
make power cheap
WASHINGTON, June 17. ? In an-j
nouncing a policy for the sale of wa
ter power privileges to electric com
panies by the government Secretary
of the Interior Franklin K. Lane said
today that the lower the rates charged
the consumers by the companies, the.
lower will be the tax they will havej
to pay the government.
fleetest interior craft
on upper yukon river
DAWSON, May 31.?In addition to!
operating steamers between Dawson
and Whitohorso to connect with their;
big lower river packets the Northern
Navigation Company has decided to:
. put boats on the run directly between
( Fairbanks and Whitehorse. Accord
I ing to late advices received at Daw-;
. son the Tanana river steamer Tanana, j
probably the fleetest steamer on the j
Yukon waterway, has been switched;
to the Fairbanks-Whitehorse run, and
r will be operated in direct competition
i with the White Pass craft.
, GRANTS AN APPEAL
In the case of Ka-Ka-Da-Nak vs. j
Alyce Anderson now pending in the
district court, a continuence of ten
days in which to perfect appeal has
been granted. This case involves ti
tle to the Chief Johnson property.
Alyce Anderson bought the property
[ at administrator's sale. The case was
contested by plaintiff on the ground
. that it is tribal property. Plaintiff lost
, in the district court and took an ap
j peal. The government has just or
t dered the district attorney to defend
the claim of plaintitT. In the meantime
attorneys for both sides have reached
, a settlement out of court.
i NEW AMATEUR WIRELESS
STATION AT JUNEAU
D. G. Chiison and Edward Beattie
have erected a pole for their wireless
j telegraph receiver on the hill near the
residenc of J. H. Cobb, and thy are
now installing a plant that they be
lieve will permit them to talk with the
California coast, and all the wireless
* stations nearer at home than that.
' The equipment will be superior to any
thing that has been attempted by am
ateurs in the past in this section of
1 Waffles all day at "U and I" Lunch
I Job Printing at The Empire Office
WASHINGTON, June 17. ? Judge
Jeremiah Neteror, of IJelliRghum, is at
Washington for the purpose of con
sulting with Attorney General James
C. McReynolds with reference to the
position of United States District
Judge for the district of Western
Washington. Judge Xeterer is a can
didate for the appointment. Other
candidates are former Mayor William
Hickman Moore and Judge J. T. Ron
ald, of Seattle, and Supreme Court
Justice Overton G. Ellis, of Tacoma.
CHICAGO, June 17.?IJeat ravages
the entire Eastern and Central part of
the country. Three died here yester
day from excessive heat
WASHINGTON. June 17. -Eighteen
deaths are reported from the East
and Middle West as the result of the
heat wave that is spreading through
out the country. There have been
more than 100 prostrations.
The temperature yesterday reached
1(M degrees in the shade at Detroit
LOS ANT.KI.ES. June 17.?Two Ital
ians yesterday dynamited the unoccu
pied residence of J. I). Trapani, a
wealthy fruit dealer of this city. The
dynamiters were themselves danger
ASTOR BUYS ANOTHER
LONDON. June 17.?William Wal
dorf Astor lias consummated the pur
chase of the .Morning Cost newspaper,
thus adding another London newspa
per to his properties.
SEATTLE, June 17.?Seattle's post
office receipts for the fiscal year end
ing June 30th will exceed those of the
year previous by more than a quar
ter million dollars if the present rec
ord continues for two weeks. In the
first eleven months of the year the
receipts were $107,000 greater than
they were for the entire year termin
ating June 30, 1912, and as the
monthly receipts are exceeding $107,
000 this year should beat last by $275,
Arbitration treaty for
america and norway
WASHINGTON. June 17. ? Secre
tary of State William J. Bryan and
Norwegian Minister Bryn yesterday
signed a treaty providing for special
arbitration of any differences that
might arise between the United States
and Norway. There are 15 such treat
| ies now pending before the United
A full line of the famous BENJA
MIN CLOTHES, containing all of the
latest styles, shades and weights has
been received at the B. M. Behrends'
store. Do not make a purchase until
you examine the stock. 6-14-10t
WHEN YOU want to vat well, go
to the Commercial Cafe Dining Room,
Lunch Counter, Private Boxes. The
choicest viands at lowest prices. For
reservations for private parties, phone
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