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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL 1. NO 102. ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE, THURSDAY, MARCH (I. 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS SECESSION SHOWS FANGS IN MEXICO Alaska Legislature Gets $42,260 for Its Expenses' Delegate James Wickershant's esti mate of money that it would require to meet the expenses of the first ses sion of the Alaska Legislature was materially cu thy the Senate in the closing hours of the recent session. The bill, as it was finally accepted and as signed by the President, appro priates $42,260 to cover the per diem, mileage and contingent expenses of the Legislative Assembly. This information was conveyed to Delegate Wickersham in a dispatch re ceived from Washington today. The i dispatch follows: Washington. D. .March 6. 1913. Hon. James Wickersham. Delegate from Alaska. Replying to your telegram of March 5. the following is the paragraph in, the legislative bill as it became a law in relation to the expenses of the Alaska Legislature, to-wit: "For Legislative expenses, namely, salaries of members. $21,600: mile ace of members. $6,500: salaries of employees. $5,160; printing of laws. $3,500; rent of legislative halls and committee rooms. $2,000: printing of bills, reports, etc.. $3,500: in all amounting to $42,260. available im mediately. "(Signed) LEWIS C. LAY LIN. "Assistant Secretary." The following communication from Delegate Wlckersham to Secretary of the Interior Fisher throws a few side lights on the difficulties encountered in overcoming objections to the bill or organic act creatine the Alaska Legislature: lion Walter L. Fisher. Secretary of the Interior. Washington. I). C. Sir: "In continuation of our conversation of this morning. I send you herewith a copy of the act creating a legislative assembly in the Territory of Alaska, and call your attention to Sees. 4. 8. 7. j and 15 thereof. Sec. 4 fixes the peri diem of each member of the Alaskan i Legislature at fifteen dollars per day. i and the mileage at fifteen cents per mile for each mile traveled in going from his home to the capital and re turn by the nearest traveled route. Sec. 8 limits the session of the Leg islature to sixty days. Sec. 7. pro vides that th< Legislature shall elect those subordinate officers necessary provided for in Sec. 1861. lT. S. Rev. Stat. lx7s. and provides that their sal aries shall be the same as fixed by that section. Sec. 15 provides "That there shall be annually appropriated by Congress a sum sufficient to pay the salaries of members and author ized employees of the Legislature of J Alaska, the printing of the laws, and J other incidental expenses thereof." etc. "I also send you herewith a copy of the hearings had before the Commit tee on the Territories of the House of Representatives, on March 2D. 1912, and call your attention to page 2S. where you will find a statement of the expenses of the Alaskan Legislature then prepared by me and offered to the committee for its information. It will be necessary to make some slight increase in the mileage of members over the amount shown by this state ntent presented to the committee, for this reason: The printed statement on page 2S as exhibited to the Com mittee on the Territories assumes that every member of the Legislature is elected either from Juneau. Valdez, Fairbanks, or Nome, whereas in its practical working it has so happened that several of the members are elect ed from other points in these judicial divisions. For instance in the Fair hanks district, one of the Senators was elected from Ruby City and an other from Iditarod. which adds two or three hundred miles to their mile age. In the Valdez district one of the members of the Senate was elected from Seward, while a member of the Legislature was elected from Knik: these points are somewhat more dis tant than Valdez. For that reason I have added something more than five hundred dollars to the total mileage of the twenty-four members to cover the real mileage in practice. "Three new items are to be added. For the printing of the laws I have put in an estimate of $5,000, which I think will bo sufficient. For the rent of leg islative halls and committee rooms. $2,000. which ought to be sufficient. This item is necessary because the public building which is now in pro cess of erection at Juneau is not com pleted and can not be used by the Leg islature at its first session. The third item is for stationary, supplies, printing of bills, reports, etc.. $5,000. These items are covered by the phrase providing for "the printing of the laws and other incidental expenses thereof" found in Sec. 15 of the bill. "I suggest the following item of es tmate for your consideration, without meaning to limit you in the consider ation of other items which may occur to those in your Department who will examine this matter before you will make any recommendation of esti mate. Salararies of members $21,600 .Mileage of members 6,500 Salaries of employees 5.100 Printing of laws 5,000 Rent of legislative halls and committee rooms 2,000 Stationery, supplies, printing of bills, reports, etc ... ?. 5,00<t Total estimate $45,260 "I'nder the act of Congress creating the Alaskan Legislature, Sec. 4 pro vides that the Legislature shall con vene at the capital at the City of Jun? an on the first .Monday in March, 1912. and it is necessary that this es timate be made so that it may be in clude ! in the Legislative Appropria tion Bill now pending before the Sen ate. 1 understand that it will have to !>e in the nature of a supplement estimate under that section of the law providing for ?Supplemental Estimates' where for some reason the estimate has been omitted. "It" I can be of any further service in this matter I shall be very glad to attend to it for you." LOCAL LODGE ELKS I ELECTS NEW OFFICERS | The election of officers for the Ju neau lodge of B. P. O. E. \xas held at the regular meeting last night. The officers chosen for the ensuing year are: Exalted Ruler N. L. Burton. Est. Leading Knight?Grover C. Winn. Est. Loyal Knight?John B. .Mar shall. Est. Lecturing Knight F. Wolland. Secretary Earle C. Jameson. Treasurer?H. J. Turner. Tiler?\V. R. Garster. Trustee (3-year term)?Guy Mc Naughton. Grand Lodge Representative -J. W. Bell. Alternate?J. M. Miller. SPECIAL FOR ELKS AT ORPHEIM WEDNESDAY Next Wednesday evening after th? regular lodge session is over there will be a special show for Elks put on at the Oapheum. FIRST ACT WAS TO ACCEPT RESIGNATIONS WASHINGTON. March 6 ?The first official act of President Wood row Wil son as chief magistrate of the nation was the acceptance of the resignations of President Taft's Cabinet officers. Smoker Committee Almost Ready The Commercial Club committee ap pointed to arrange a smoker for the entertainment of the members of the Legislature, have been working dili gently for the past several days and the plans are now completed and all arrangements made for a very en joyable affair as soon as a suitable hall in which to hold the function is available. Delegate Wickersham, who is now in the cityfl will be invited to be pres ent and no doubt he will deliver an ad dr. ss on topics that are of interest to the business men of Juneau. NEWS NOTES Fommer and Ritter received a fine 1800-pound draft horse on the North western. The remodeling of the Delanej building, recently bought by W. H Case is progressing rapidly. Finest line of Calabash pipes ir Alaska at BURFORD'S Rhone your want ads to The Daily Empire, phone 3-7-4. V complete line of iobaoco lars .ant pipe racks at BURFORDS. SMALL DAY WITH THE LEGISLATORS The Senate convened at one o'clock this afternoon out ays not m session long- less tlian 1111 hour. A report of the grand jury innce at j the October ienu he id in Ketchikan was referred to tlio cou'.inittee on ju ? liciary. Senator Tripp's resolution asking that Itev. J. B. Stevens be made chap lain was adopted. The committee on rules reported recommending that the different sec tions and parts of the governor's mes sage be referred to certain commit tees. A committee from the Mouse ap peared bearing an invitation to the Senate to meet in joint session in the House for the purpose of hearing an address by Delegate Wickersham. The committee on rules introduced two joint resolutions. The first. No. 1. provides that the House concurring, there shall be a joint committee to consist of three members from each body to serve as a joint committee 011 contigent ex penses and printing. No. 1' provides that, the House consurring, there shall be a joint committee consisting of 1 three members from each body ap I pointed to serve as a joint committee't ? on mileage. The Senate adjourned until tomor- ? j row at one o'clock. ; The ilouss convened at two o'clock this afternoon and adjourned at 2:4f> to meet tomorrow at one o'clock. ? The committee on rules reported but were given more time for fuller re port. Miss Helen Geiger, of Portland, Ore con. was elected judicial clerk. MONEY FOR VALDEZ I AND CORDOVA This morning Delegate Wickersham received a cable from his secretary, Mr. Jeffrey, saving that Congress had gross had passed the Valdez, Cordova, and "Indigent" appropriation bills. The tirst named is for the dike back of Valdez to protect the town from the floods of glacial streams. This item calls for the expenditure of $55,000. Two years ago the town sustained great damage by the Hoods and the citizens have been asking for relief ever since. After the flood and army engin eer was called to examine the situa tion and prepare plans and furnish es timates for a dike that would pro tect the town from a recurence of such a disaster. The result of it all was the introduction of a bill appropriating $75,000 for this purpose. This was lost. The bill that has just passed was introduced by Delegate Wicker sham. Under this act the dike be comes a charge of the War Depart ment. which will keep it in repair. The Cordova appropriation carries $100,000 for a public building at that place. The building is to combine the courthouse, postofllce, and customs house and contain minor oflices of the government service. The Indigent appropriation bill takes 10 per cent from the Alaska fund, amounting to $17,000 or more, per annum, which amount is to be divided between the four judicial di visions. The marshals of each divis ion ? are made suetodians of this annual appropriation and all dis bursements are made by and at the discretion of said marshals. SOCCER FOOTBALL CLUB HAS BEEN ORGANIZED A meeting of the local soccer club ^vas held last evening wjjen the fol lowing resolutions were adopted. The name of the club will be the "Ju neau Soccer Football Club," their col ors will be the same as those of the City of Juneau, namely, red and green. The following ofHcors were appoint ed: captain. T. L. Harrison; vice captain, W. .McNeil: sec.-treas., C. A. King. The club will play their first game . on this side of the channel, against . Treadwell on Sunday, .Mar. 9th on the local baseball grounds at 2:15 p. m. The local team is made up as fol lows: Coleman, goal; McNeil and C. Davis, backs; C. King. Harris and Zenger, half-backs; McKanna, Robin i son. Smith, Museth and Huehan, for wards. AT THE ORPHEUM The show at Orpheum last night was 1 well attended. The newest lot of films I are giving satisfaction. Bryan Intimates That ; Tenure Might Be Short! WASHINGTON, March 6.?Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan startled Washington today by a state ment that some take to mean that he does not contemplate remain inn in the Cabinet during the entire Wilson administration. In an address to the assistant secretaries and heads of the different branches of the State Department, Mr. Bryan, among other I things, said: "I am nut prepared to discuss ten ure in ollice. My own tenure, I was about to say, is brief, but even my ; tenure lias not even begun. I am sure your tenure Is, therefore, not i more uncertain than mine." Mr. Bryan's words caused great sur ; prise, but be followed them with no explanation. SECRETARY LANE STANDS EOR ALASKAN DEVELOPMENT! WASHINGTON. March 6. ? Secre-, tary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane, I speaking today, said: "I WANT TO SEE ALASKA DE VELOPED, BUT I HAVE NOT HAD SUFFICIENT INFORMATION CON CERNING THE TERRITORY UPON WHICH TO BASE RECOMMENDA TIONS. I HOPE EVERBODY WHO CAN HELP ME TO REACH CONCLU SIONS WILL LET ME HAVE THE BENEFIT OF HIS VIEWS." OLNEY NOW IS ON FAVORED LIST WASHINGTON. March 6.?Richard , OJney, of Massachusetts, Secretary of State in the second Cleveland adininis ; ration, is said to lie slated for the position of ambassador to Great Brit-1 ain. The probability of his selection is looked upon with favor in the cap ital. Abram I. Klkins, of New York, is likely to be sent as ambassador to Japan, and It seems certain that ('has R. Crane, of Chicago will be made am bassador to Russia. It is regarded as probable here that Supreme Court Justice J. W. Gerard, of New York, will he selected to he ambassador to Spain. WOOD REMAINS AT ARMY'S HEAD WASHINGTON, March 6. ? Major General Leonard Wood has been or dered to remain as Chief-of-Staff of i the army. There had been a feel-1 ins in some quarters for some time that he should give way to Genera! Barry as the head of army. SENATE CONEIRMS WILSON'S CABINET WASHINGTON, March 6.?The Sen-, ate last night confirmed all of Presi dent Wilson's Cabinet appointments. Dawson Dredging Ground Available DAWSON, Feb. 20. ? Anyone anx ious to get dredging ground without J having :o stake will have the oppor-1 tunity up to four o'clock tomorrow af ternoon. Dredging leases of the Stew- j art Kiver Gold Dredging Company, to-, gt ther with a large dredge, a No. 3! Keystone drill with the casing, and other equipment, nre to be sold under | direction of the liquidator, J. G. Pur-; den. and the tenders will be received ' at the ofllcc of the clerk of the court. The more important property to be ; sold includes: Dredging lease No. 313, comprising lands from point in the center of the McQuesten river at its junction with the Stewart river, thence up the cen ter of the said McQuesten river, fol lowing the sinuosities of the same, a distance of ten miles. Rent due on this lease to srown since first of Sep tember, 1912. Dredging lease -no. ok, cumpiidh.6 lands from point in the center of the McQuesten river, situate fifty miles up from its junction with the Stewart riv er, thence up the center of the said McQnesten river, following the sinuosi ties of the same, a distance of ten miles. Rent due on this lease to the crown on 1st day of December. 1912. Dredging lease No. 322, comprising lands from point in the center of the McQuesten river, forty miles above the mouth of the McQuesten river, fol lowing the sinuosities of the same, a distance of ten miles. Rent due o; this lease to the crown the 15th day of January, 1913. Dredge, built by Lobnitz & Co.. Ren frew, Scotland. Dimensions: length 105 feet: maximum dredging depth, 30 feet; capacity of buckets, 5 cubic feet; speed of buckets, 10 or 14 to the min ute. All appliances and stock on dredge, except boiler plate, to be sold with the dredge. Dredge situate on the McQuesten river about one-third of a mile from the mouth. Phone your subscription to The Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4. GEORGIANS LIKE TAET AS AN "EX" AUGUSTA, Ga., March 6.?The cit izens of Georgia gave Ex-President William H. Taft an enthusiastic wel come to his winter home in this State. The reception was much more demon strative in its character than any he ever received in this State while he was President notwithstanding that the former chief executive lias al ways been personally popular here. Mr. Taft seemed much pleased with the cordiality of the people. DEMOCRATS START NEXT CAMPAIGN WASHINGTON, Mar 6?The Demo cratic National Committee held a lengthy session yesterday. Speeches were made by many members, and the outlook for continued party suc cess thoroughly canvassed. Over-con fidence and a too sanguine optimism were characterized by the speakers as the most dangerous foes with which Democracy has to contend. It was decided that the party will conduct a four-year campaign, and the machinery will be set in motion at once preparing for the election of 1916. Tlie committee neciueu 10 i<uu- im mediate steps to terminate the dead locks In the Illinois and New Hamp shire Legislatures. It is hoped that the Democrats might get at least one Senator from Illinois and the Senator from New Hampshire. WIFE OF WELL KNOWN MINE OPERATOR DIES AT RUBY CITY DAWSON, Feb. 26.?Word was re ceived in the last mail from the lower river telling of the death, at Ruby City, of Mrs. Eva Heimburger, wife of Ar thur He.'mburger, former operator on Sulphur and Eldorado creeks, in this camp. Mrs. Heimburger had been fail ing in health for a year or more. She was outside last summer, and passed through Dawson on the return. Mr. Heimburger mined for a long time on No. 3 above on Sulphur and a time worked a lay on 17 Eldorado. They left here four or five years ago foi Fairbanks, and ever since that have made the lower Yukon country theii home. Mrs. Heimburger had many friends here who will regret to heai of her death. She was a woman o: sterling qualities and held in the high esteem by all who knew her. State of Sonora Seceeds From Mexican Government A1KXICO CITY, March-6.--The fangs I of secession have been exposed as a new danger to poor, harrassed Mexico.1 The State of Sonora lias formally se-j ceded from the Republic, and is mar-1 shading an army to maintain its ex istence as a separate nation. TUCSON, Ariz., March Congress of the State of Sonora yesterday form ally repudiated the Huerta government and issued a general call to arms. The revenues of the State have been placed at the disposal of Governor i'as<iuiera with which to maintain the independ ence of the State from Mexico. HEItMOSILLO, Sonora, March 0. - Governor Pasquh-ra, in a prociama tion issued this morning .announcing to the world, the secession of Sonora, saitl that any attempt to bring troops t i any place In his State by tin- Mex ican government would he repented and opposed with all the vigor of which his State is capable, "I am prepared," he further said, "to defend my Stat, with my life." EMILIO MADERO TURNS UP ALIVE SAN ANTONIO, March C.?Emilio Madcro, brother of (lie late President Madero. of Mexico, who was killed in battle, rode into this city last evening accompanied by liis brother Itavul in the horseback f'.iuht from Vurrcon. The brothers Ai re joined here by their younger brother C.abriel. NOME OPPOSES OUTSIDE A. B. CAMPS NOMK, March 6.?Camp Nome, of' the Arctic Brotherhood went on rec ord last night in opposition to grant ing charters to subordinate camps of the order outside the North or to the extension of the present limits of the Jurisdiction further south The referendum, tireat interest Is mani fested in the convention that has been called to meet at Juneau. March 12th. LEVI P. MORTON IS SERIOUSLY ILL NEW YORK. March 6. ? Levi P. 1 Morton, Vice President of the United < States from J 881) to 1893 and Rover-j nor of New Vork from 1SH5 to 1S!*7, is langerously ill. Friends fear that he will not recovery. Coal Cases Are Ended CHICAGO, March 6. ? The indict ments in the Alaskan coal cases against Duncan, Stewart and Frost j were annullel by the United States District Court today. The opening ar guments had been made to the jury when the court intervened in behalf of the defendants. I Suffragette Leader Breaks Down LONDON, March t>.?Mrs. Emeline j Pankhurst, the suffragette leader, has broken down and is in a state of nhy-1 sical collapse, Mrs. Pankhurst has I been In jail pending a trial for com- j plicity in the destruction of the resi dence of David Lloyd-George, Minister cf the Exchequer. SEWARD PENINSULA EOR JUNEAU MAN I NOME, March (J.?The Immachuck Club, of Deerlng, endorsed Major J. F. A. Strong for appointment as Gov ernor of Alaska, at a meeting held there last night, I HARMONY PREVAILS; CONGRESS CAUCUSES WASHINGTON, March 6.?The Dem ocratic Senate and House caucuses yesterday were harmonious to the mi nutest detail. The fact that the more progressive element of the party was in complete control in both branches had been conceded for some time, and the conservatives gracefully submitted. Senator John W. Kern, of Indiana, suc ceeded Senator Thomas S. Martin, of Virginia, as the Democratic Senate leader without opposition. Martin was elected by the caucus of the last Con gress over Senator Shively, Kern's ? colleague from Indiana, the candidate ? of the progressive Democrats. Speaker Champ Clark was unanf > mously chosen for the Speakership by ? the House caucus. The other officers r also were re-elected without opposi r tion. f Phone your subscription to The Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4. Greeks Gain Big Victory ATHICNS, .March ti. ? The Creeks gained another great victory over the Turks today when Janina surrendered. Thirty-two thousand Turkish prison ers fell into the hands of the victors. TACOMA EDUCATOR PASSES BEYOND TACOMA, Wash., .March 6. - Pro fessor Oscar Dana Allen, once a lead ing educator and writer of this city, died h< re yesterday. Professor Allen formerly was a member of the facul ty of Yale University. BRITISHERS COMING AFTER THE CUP LONDON, March 6.?The Royal Ul ster Club has finally challenged the New York Yacht Club for a series of vatch races for the famous America's cup to take place in 1014. The nego tiations that have been conducted by the Royal Ulster Yacht Club for sever al years to have the race conditions | changed were finally abandoned and it was decided to accept arrangements under which the races of a decade ago were sailed. They require the chal lenger to cross the Atlantic on its own bottom and under sail, and provide for a series of five races in the open ocean. The last contest for the America's cup took place in 1903. Clark Succeeds to Chairmanship WASHINGTON, March 6.?Edgar E. Clark, of Iowa, has been chosen chair man of the Interstate Commerce Com mission to succeed Franklin K. Lane, who was promoted to the Cabinet of President Woodrow Wilson. SENATE INVESTIGATES SUFFRAGETTE PARADE WASHINGTON, March 6.?Senators Jones, Dillingham and Pomerene were appointed a committee to investigate the disorder attending the recent suf fragette parade in this city.