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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. III., NO. 380. JUNEAU, ALASKA. WEDNESDAY, FEB. li. 1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS OPPOSITION LETS UP ON THE ALASKA RAILROAD BILL British Interests Centers In Home Rule Bill LONDON*. Feb. 11.?Interest In the! present session ol Parliament centers in the Home Rule bill which will be presented (or the third time to the I House of Commons. If it carries, it will receive the royal assent with or. wihout the consent of the Lords. The Commons as now constituted al ready have passed the bill twice and it was twice defeated by the Lords. A former House of Commons passed the bill, and when It was defeated by the Lords the government went to the peo ple on the question of abolishing the power of the Lords to veto legislation. The government was sustained, and a change in the constitution was adopted which provides that when a bill is passed three times in three years by the same Commons it becomes* effec tive without the approval of the Lords. A SPLENDID NEW MAP OF JUNEAU ON MARKET Wettrick and Wilhelm received on one of the last boats a stock of blue print reproductions of their splendid new map of Juneau. The prints are. in both linen and paper and very ser viceable. The map of which the prints 1 are exact reproductions is three and one-half by Ave feet in dimension and contains much valuable data. The or- i iginal townsite of Juneau and all of| the annexed lands including the Pa-> ciflc Coast. Golden Belt. Casey-Shat tuck, and Irwin additions are shown in full. The map also conforms to the ordinance recently passed by the city council for the naming of street and numbering of houses. Every thorough fare is marked with its proper name, j The waterfront is shown as it exists with the spaces occupied by buildings plainly marked. The map has been placed on sale. McKINLEY ON TRIAL FOR SHOOTING HANSEN Renner McKlnley. a Hoonah Indian, i went to trial this afternoon on the in-1 dictment, charging him with assault with a dangerous weapon. Several, weeks ago while McKinley and other Indians were at Strawberry Point Lou is Hansen was shot by a rifle in the hands of McKinley and after several days the injured man was brought to Junean." It Is alleged that the Indians were drunk at the time. The defense' is that the shooting was acicdental., Judge R. A. Gunnison and Si Hellen- ? thai are conducting the defense. The following Jury is trying the case: Robert Keeny, George Bay less. Fred Hebert. Jerry Cashen. T. F. Bush, H. S. Graves. S. G. Holt. John Day. R. M. Shepard. Sim Freiman. Milt Both-, well and George Simpkins. ? ? ? MARGARET CROPLEY IN ST. ANN'S HOSPITAL Miss Margaret Cropley who was op erated upon in St. Ann's hospital yes terday is reported to be getting along nicely. - i _ SEVENTH ALLUAL BALL WILL BE GREAT AFFAIR The great Juneau. 9-plece orchestra has been engaged to furnish the music for the Seventh Annual Ball given by the Juneau Fire Department in 1 Elks' hall tomorrow night BANKS WILL OBSERVE HOLIDAY TOMORROW The banks will observe tomorrow as a bank holiday in honor of the mem ory of Abraham Lincoln. The schools will also close in honor of the occas sion. The public offices, however, will remain open as will most of the busl-l ness houses. The day has not been made a legal holiday in Alaska as It is in 22 States including those of the Pacific Coast. W. E. WOOD IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR MARSHAL W. E. Wood, deputy United States marshal at Chitina. writing under date of January 30th. says the item that has been going the rounds of the press saying that he is a candidate for Unit ed States marshal for the First Divis ion is erroneous. ??????????????????? THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?17. Minimum?33. Clear. WILCOX IMPRESSED WITH ALASKA W. E. Wilcox, national bank examin er at large for the treasury depart ment, passed through Juneau on -the Mariposa last night enroute tt> San Francisco. Mr. Wilcox, after examin ing the First National Bank of Ju neau. left for Fairbanks to perform the same services for the First ? National bank of the Tanana metropolis. Ho has consumed less than thirty days in making the trip into the interior and return which Is worthy of note. He left Fairbanks February 1 and made splendid time on the trail. Mr. Wilcox comes back from the In terior filled with optimism. "It's a great country." he said last night, "and so far as development is concerned has hardly been scratched. Fairbanks Is the heart of a great empire with un told possibilities. "The building of a railroad into tne country will make it possible for tLe wealth of natural resources to be de veloped. The people of the Interior are jubilant over the nearness of the realization of their hopes. 1 am deep ly impressed with all I have seen both as to the country and with the big hearted. broad-minded, and patient people that make up the citizenship of Alaska in every section of the great empire. I hope I shall have the pleasure of making another visit, and during the summer time." JUNEAU YOUNG MAN MARRIES IOWA GIRL Miss Irene Crowell and Mr. Albert C. Carrigan were quietly married In apartments at the Hotel Cain at seven o'clock last evening. Judge J. B. Mar shall performed the ceremony. There were no guests present except the witnesses Mrs. Harry F. Cain and Mr. Clarence Porter. For the present Mr. and Mrs. Carrigan will make their home in the Hogan flats. The bride, a charming Iowa girl. Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Crowell. of Cresco. Iowa, and arrived from the States on the Admiral Samp son Tuesday night. The groom has lived in Juneau more than a year and bis made many friends here. He is employed with the C. W. Young com pany. They will remain in Juneau and grow up with the country FORMER KATALLA MERCHANT IS VISITING IN JUNEAU A. C. Williams, who recently sold his general merchandising business at Katalla. arrived in Juneau on the Ad miral Sampson. Mr. Williams is look ing for another opening to get ipto business, and is canvassing the situa tion here. He will return to Katalla soon to close up some Interests that he has there before finally settling down to business again. Mr. Williams formerly lived at Juneau. JUNEAU Y0UNGSTER5 ORGANIZE FOR BASEBALL The Juvenile Red Sox Baseball club is the first organization for the promo tion of the National sport to get Into action this year. The club is composed of Juneau school, boys, and it already has collected enough money to secure sufficient paraphernalia to open the season in. proper style. The club will begin the season with the following line-up: Alvln Vondell, catcher: Clement Hodge, pitcher; Car lln Brotherton, 1st base; Warren Gcd des, 2d base; Harry Sabln, 3d base; Walter Lund, shortstop; Elliot Frem ming, right field; Curtis Brotherton, left field, and Gilbert Hodge, center field. A manager and other officers will be chosen later. TWO-STEP CONTEST.) Keen Interest is being taken In the two-step contest at Jaxon's rink tonight for the prize. Three reels ol good pictures will be run for 10 cents between 8:30 and 9:30. Full measure |and a full house is our motto. ROYAL FRUIT CO, Phone 280. ? - Fresh ranch eggs by the dozen or case. Burbanks potatoes?the best?by the pound, sack or ton. ROYAL FRUIT CO., Phone 280, Empire ads for results. HOW JURIES ARE DRAWN IN ALASKA The more or less loose conversation that has been indulged in concerning the work of the late grand jury has led some to think that the system for the selection of Jurors in Alaska is of a sort that permits of Juggling, and that people interested in litigation have had Influence in the selection of grand and petit Juries in the First Di vision. The fact of the matter is the reform method, the method that those who are trying to eliminate the favor itism that prevails in some of the States are attempting to have adopted, is in full operation in Alaska. In this Teritory a jury list contain ing more than 300 namos of electors is prepared by tho jury commissioner and the clerk of the court?two offi cials who must be of difforent politi- j cal faiths. These names are put on separate piese? of paper, and from them the United StateB marshal draws I the names of those to serve on the Jury. In Juneau, before the beginning of the present term of court, this list of more than 300 names was prepared by E. W. Pettit, jury commissioner, and Jay W. 3cll, clerk of the court. The names on the list were selected from the poll books of the voting precincts of Southeastern Alaska that lie north of the north entrance to Wrangell Nar rows. I'lirsuani iu uuutr, autvi uoviuciu w? which was made. United States Mar shal H. L. Faulkner; publicly drew ten ? juries from this list. Judge H. H. Folsom, assistant United States dis trict attorney, was present at the drawing, as were many others. Some of the jurors were excused by the court upon their own request and pursuant to showing duly made. To All vacancies in the panel of the grand Jury thus created five grand jurors were secured by the United States marshal's office on an open venire. They were H. H. Williams, a well known pioneer mining man of Juneau; George Miller, a retired hotel man. well known throughout Southeastern Alaska and a heavy property owner in i the city; George Frank Forest, of the Juneau Iron Works, former Mayor of Juneau and one of the best known citi-, sens of the city: Harry J. Raymond,, head of the H. J. Raymond company,; several times city councilman, a plo-1 neer nnd leading business man, and : Z. M. Bradford, of the Sanitary Gro-| eery company, one of the best known and best liked young men of the city. The names drawn to serve as Jurors t were less than one-sixth of those who were on the jury list, and they were! drawn in such a way that no one knew whose names were coming out. j From the original list was excluded i the names of those who had served on! district court Jury within a year, and j the jury commissioner and clerk are i supposed to. and probably did, exclude j names of people that thoy did not have ; good reason to believe were still with- j in the Jurisdiction of the court. Af ter excluding those who are exempt j by law and including only those whom 1 the clerk of the court and "jury com missioner have reason to beliovo are in the Territory and susceptible of be ing served by process, the list includ ed a large percentage of the remain ing qualified voters. ADMIRAL EVANS LEAVES FOR JUNEAU SUNDAY The Pacific Alaska Navigation com pany's liner Admiral Evans will leave on her Initial trip to Alaska next Sun day under command of Capt. M. M. Jensen. Carl Stroud will be purser and other familiar faces will be among the crew. She is expected to arrive here February 18. robert McCarthy in charge juneau office B. F. Watson, Alaska agent for the Pacific Alaska Navigation company announces that the Alaska headquar ters of the company are removed from Seward to Juneau. Robert McCarthy, of Tacoma, will be assitant to Mr. Wat son and will have charge of the Ju neau office. Mr. McCarthy is exalted ruler of the Tacoma lodge of Elks and ? very popular. The new offices of the company will i be opened just as soon as the furnl ? ture can be installed. Quarters have been secured on the first floor of the Valentine building on Seward street with H. R. Shepard & Son, who will be city ticket agents for the company. E. P. Walker, deputy game warden, i arrived on the Mariposa from Skag way. C. E. Talbot, a popular young citi zen of Skagway, arrived on the Mar iposa and is at the Occidental. Taft Says Socialism Is Coming Issue PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 11. ? That socialism Is the central political la suo to which the country is coming is the opinion expressed by former President Vfilllam Howard Taft in an article on "The Future of the Re publican Party," that appears this week. Tart thinks there are many ten dencies toward socialism in the Dem ocratic party attitudo toward govern ment affairs. JUNEAl) DEMOCRATS TO GIVE SMOKER The Juneau Democratic Club will celebrate March 4, the first anniver sary of the inauguration of President Wood row Wilson, by giving a smokor. | This was decided upon by the pass ing of a resolution passed by the club at last night's meeting, held in thej lub headquarters, Malony building. A 1 special meeting of tho club will be held at 8 o'dlqck next Tuesday night to consider chorions for the smoker and make arrangements for carrying ? hem out. Secretary J. Ti. Cobb reported that lie had forwar'ded the application of tho Juneau Democratic Club to become affiliated In the membership of the N'ational League of Democratic Clubs >f America. A communication and' resolution rom the Halneb Democratic club was cad, asking that the Junenu Democrat c club give their assistance to the Haines organization In calling the at trition of President Wilson to the idvantnges of a railroad from the In - rlor of Alaska to Haines. Action on' he matter was postponed until after ? ctlon is taken by Congress on the rail- ,' road bill now pending. RAY THINKS WILSON IS SIMPLY GREAT Senator Leroy V. Ray, President of the Alaska Terltorial Senate, who was In Juneau while the Admiral Sampson was in port, returned from the East a more enthusiastic admirer of President Woodrow Wilson and his administra tion than ever ho was. He says that the Alaska railroad bill Is not only go ing through, but that a comprehensive measure for the opening of Alaska's coal lands' will be adopted, and that the bill introduced by Delegate James j Wlckersham, validating the Territorial! revnue laws and enlarging the powers j of the legislature through the amend-i ment of the Organic Act, will pass and become a law. ?? DISTRICT COURT NOTES. ?+? The jury trying Chris. Brovlck, un cle rindictment for selling liquor to Indians, late yesterday afternoon re turned a verdict of guilty. Suit on Judgment. ?J. H. DcBlondeau this afternoon filed an action in the district court against Lillle B. Kerwood to recover on a judgment issued out of the King Coun ty court. State of Washington, for the sum of $776.35 and interest. "GAS BOAT TRIPLETS" DEFEAT "DUTCH KINGS" ?+? The "Gas Boat Triplets," Drt E. H. Kascr, Earlc Hunter and William Dick- i inson, defeated the "Dutch Kings," j Walter Bathe, Sim Frloman and J. H. I King, at bowling on the Elks' club! alleys last' night by a score of 1501! to 1448. The high score was made by Dickinson, 223; and the high average by Frieman, 184. LEAVING ON MARIPOSA. The Mariposa, sailing for the South last night took the following passen gers from Juneau: Leroy Gates and wife, D. G. Argall, G. Vandyke, Frank Oleary, Jack Davis, R. L. Schmidt, U. D. Kilbourne, Mrs. B. Ray, J. T. War ner, Frank Wheeler, J. F. Mullen, W. J. Burke, J. F. McDonald, Mrs. William McBrlde. MARIPOSA ARRIVALS. The Mariposa arrived from the Westward last night enroute South, bringing the following passengers for Juneau: From Cordova?Fred Tracey, Mrs. A. Bersmia. F. Perln, I. J. Hughes, Mrs. P. Gilovlch. From Skagway?W. J. Bledsoe, Mrs. Frank Suffecool, and Rev. P. H. Turn ell. John Lyons, oi Valdcz, passed through Juneau on the Mariposa last ^nlgnt enroute to *he States. 75,000 VOTERS ARE REGISTERED IN SEATTLE ?+? SEATTLE, Fob. 11.?The regiBtra tlon for tho city primary election, which occurs next Tuesday, was com pleted last night. There are 74,112 names on the books. The books will be re-opened after the primaries for; the election, which takes place the first Tuesday in March. Tho registra tion is about the same as that which preceded the last Mayoralty primary election. SENATE MAY PASS UP IMMIGRATION ?*? WASHINGTON. Feb. 11.?Sentiment is developing In the Senate against any immigration legislation at this ses sion. Whether the bill that passed the House will be acted upon or not has not yet been determined. GEN. SICKLE'S HOUSEKEEPER DIES IN NEW YORK NEW YORK, Fob. 11? Miss Elean or Earle Wllmerding, for 15 years housekeeper and companion of Gen. Daniel E. Sickles, who was blamed by j Gen. Sickle's son and wife for all tho family wrangling, died last night at the General's homo. ? SWEDEN WILL HAVE A NEW CABINET ( ?+? STOCKHOLM, Feb. 11?The King, has ordered Baron Gerard Luis Degeer to form a new Cabinet. SEATTLE MAN ACCUSED OF STEALING FROM ALASKAN SEATTLE, Feb. 11.?George Pero vich was jailed last night charged with embczxllng $1,100 paid M. Monen dovlch by an Alaska mining concern for the loss of an eye. NORTHWESTERN SAILS i FOR NORTH LAST NIGHT SEATTLE, Feb. 11. ? The North western sailed for Alaska last night with 33 passengers for Alaska as fol lows: For Juneau?H. E. Davis and wife, P. C. Feldcamp, R. E. Ash, Chas. N. Agen, Mary Ball, Frank Mahor, Jas. ? E. Estas, V. Payne, Ernest Perkins, j Miss H. Coombs, Miss Mable Smith, E. E. Williams, J. C. Smith, U. Dclong, F. Bindstrup, R. A. Gardner and wife, and fifteen steerage. PLAN USING LANDS FOR STOCK GRAZING ?+? WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.?An Inter-! ior Department bill, providing for the opening of 300,000,000 acres of public lands in the States and as many more in Alaska to grazing under a Na tional leasing system will be consid ered at hearings before the House com mittee on public lands beginning Mar. 3d. CHINESE ARMY IS AFTER HON AN BRIGANDS PEKING, China, Feb. 11.?An army of 30,000 men in command of War Minister Jul, has set out In an ef-1 fort to surround the "White Wolf" and his daring band of 5,000 brigands who for many months have devastated the Province of Honan. NEW JERSEY WOMEN PRESS VOTE QUESTION TRENTON, N. J., Feb. 11.?The wo men of New Jersey are making a tre mendous flgljt to secure the passage jof a bill submitting an amendment to the constitution" permitting women to I vote to the people. Among those who are here working for the passage of the bill is Rabbi Stephen Wise of New York and Mrs. Deshl Brecken ridge, of Kentucky. Both made power ful speeches to the legislature urging the passage of the measure. W. J. Bledsoe, a promineut mer chant of Skagway, arrived on the Mar iposa last night PRESIDENT TALKS TO ENGLISH MINISTER ?*? WASHINGTON, Feb. 11. ? Persons close to the White House have con Armed the report that President Wil son gave Sir Lucien Carden, former British minister to Mexico, an aud ience on Mexican affairs when the lat ter passed through this country en route to England. The result of the conference is not known. Another Mexican Released from Prison MEXICO CITY, Feb. 11. ? Former) Minister of Justice Reyes, imprisoned by Gen. Huerta laBt November, was lib erated yesterday. Mexican Smelters Resume. JUAREZ, Mex., Feb. 11.?The Chi huahua smelter has begun, and within the next few few days the large smelt ing plant of the Gugegnhelms will re sume operations. Resumption of op erations will mean a large income to j the Constitutionalist government in taxes and export duties. The Chihua hua smelter employs about 5,000 men. The resumption is a result of the com plete Constitutionalist success in Northern Mexico. Japs Provide Arms. NEW YORK, Feb. 11.?The New York American says: "President Wil son has learned that Huerta is being supplied with arms and munitions of war by the Japanese government. These arms are sold at a nominal fig ure. It is likely that Japan will de mand and Huerta grant a concession for a Japanese naval base in Magda lena bay in full payment for war ma terials furnished." HERESHOFF SLOOP IS NEARING COMPLETION ??? BRISTOL, R. I., Fob. 11?The Here shoff sloop that Is being built for the Flag Officer syndicate of the New York Yacht club to defend the America's cup against the challenger that Is be ing constructed for Sir Thomas Lipton Is now nearing completion. The HereshofT craft, the Defiance, Is The Hcreshoff craft, the Defiance, Is being plated, and practically all the materials for her construction are as sembled and have been tested. Rep resentatives are well satisfied with the production. Two other prospective cup defend ers are under construction on the New England coast, but neither of them is as far advanced as the Hereshoff sloop. U. P. PREPARES FOR BUSINESS INCREASE NEW YORK, Feb. 11?The Union Pacific has placed an order for 4000 box cars and 400 stock cars. The to tal order amounts to $5,500.000. The American Car and Foundry will build the box cars. MAY UNIONIZE THE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.?The offi cials of the American Federation of La bor have instructed organizers to un dertake to unionize 300,000 employees of the United States government. UNLAWFUL TO IMPERSONATE A CONGRESSMAN NOW WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.?The Sen ate yesterday passed the bill making It a crime to Impersonate a member of the Sennto or House of Representa tives. The measure is the result of the impersonations of Congressmen by David Lamar. ? ? ? GRAND THEATRE. "Wonders of Surgery," very Inter esting photoplay of skin-grafting op eration. "Million Dollars,' 'a good drama, you will like It. "Women Left Alone," a very beau tiful American drama. "Very Busy Day," a Comet comedy, and "Training Raco Horses" for the stage, educational reel. Howard Ashley, master mechanic for the White Pass & Yukon and located In Skngway, passed through Juneau on the Mariposa Inst night. Gordon Shne, one of the best known of Alaska sourdoughs, who for years conducted roadhouscs throughout the country passed through Juneau on the Mariposa last night. Alaska's Measure May Reach Vote Tonight Washington, Feb. 11.?The oppo nents of the Alaska railroad bill have lessened their efforts to de feat the bill. They concede that tho measure seems assured of ! passage through the House, possi bly today. The bill Is being debated In the House today, and It is hoped that a vote will be reached before ad journment. LEGISLATORS GO TO PENITENTIARY CHARLESTON. W. Va.. Feb. 11 ? State Senator Ben Smith, Roane Coun |ty, and Delegates U. S. G. Rhodes, Rath Duff, H. A. Ashbury and David Hill have been taken from the Webster County jail to the State penitentiary, the Supreme Court having denied them a writ of error about two weeks ago. Senator Smith wll lserve five and one-half years and all the others ex cept Delegate David Hill, who was sen tenced to Ave years, will serve six years. VATICAN DENIES PARIS STORY OF TANGO DANCE ROME, Feb. 11.?The Btory thah was published In the Paris Temps that the Pope, after viewing the dancing of the tango, had removed his Interdic tion on the dance Is denied at the Vat ican. It is said that the Pope never saw the dance at all, and that there was no such performance at the Vat ican. FORTUNE DOES NOT SWERVE ONE SOCIALIST KANSAS CITY, Feb. 11.?William Lepoer Trench, a Socialist speaker, who ten days ago fell heir to a $250, 000 fortune left by his father, Fred I erck Niterville French, a Dublin law yer, says he will devote the fortune to extending the socialistic propogan da. ? ? ? LABORING TO SAVE CAPITAL'S UNDERWORLD WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.?Strenuous j efforts are being made to find employ ment for the women of Washington's | underworld before the new Kenyon | law, abolishing the restricted district, j is rigorously enforced. The adminis tration has lent every effort possible ! to those who are seeking to find re spectable employment for women. More than 60 have already accepted i positions, and places are available for | more than 200. Quite a number have ; left the city. J Mrs. Woodrow Wilson has been among the women that have taken an J interest in the question, and has at j tended two meetings. I UTAH PEOPLE BUY NEVADA COPPER MINE ?t? SALT LAKE, Utah, Feb. 11.?The Mohawk copper property in the I>ast Chance valley, Nevada, has been sold to Salt Lake capitalists for $125,000. BETTER AT BUSINESS THAN IN PREDICTING BOSTON, Mass., Feb. 11.?The Ing raham Clock Co., of Bristol, Conn., which predicted boup houses when the tariff bill passed, has Increased Its working force and output. JAMAICA KICKS AT CUT IN BANANAS ?+? KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 11.?Ja maica planters are protesting against the action of banana companies in re ducing prices $5 per 100 bunches. All companies trading in Jamaica have made a similar price cut. PITTSBURGH COMBINE STARTS COAL SCHEME PITTSBURGH, Feb. 11.?The larg est coal producing scheme In the world Is about to be started at Hen derson, Ky., by Pittsburgh capitalists who have acquired 50,000 acres of virgin coal and irot\ lands and 18 coal mines now in operation. WOULD CHANGE INCOME TAX LAW j WASHINGTON, Feb. 11.?A move ment has been started in Congress to ! repeal that provision of the Income tax law requiring the .collection at the ! source.