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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. NO. 107. ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS JOSEPH M'DONALD ON WAY NORTH Arctic Brotherhood Convention Is Now On Delegates from the subordinate! camps of the Arctic Brotherhood met this momiug In convention at the Or pheum Theatre in compliance with, the call of Camp Sitka. No. ti. The meeting was called to order promptly at lu o'clock by A. G. Shoup. of Camp Sitka. No. 6. and he was made temporary chairman of the conven tion. 1). Smith Harris, of Camp Ketch ikan. No. was made temporary sec retary. A cable from Camp Nome. No. 9, was read stating that Senator Klwood Bruner. Representative J. C. Kenne dy and Chief Clerk Barry Keown were the regularly authorized delegates to the convention from that camp. They are instructed that the camp ap proves Juneau meeting as convening for sole purpose of repudiating illegal actions of grand camp, if any. but do not recognize right of convention to legislate or to elect new grand officers. Sentiment here against establishing camps south of present jurisdiction and against appeal from the referen dum against holding sessions of grand camp anywhere exc? pt in Alaska. The use of the Orpheum Theatre was donated by Brother John T. Spick ett and he had appropriately draped the stage with British and American j flags as used in the emblem of the t order. The meeting adjourned to meet at I Camp Treadwell. No. 14. at 7:30 to ! night. Representative A. G. Shoup. who rep-: resents Camp Sitka. No. 0. in the con vention after the meeting said to The! Empire: "This convention has ni"t for the purpose of reorganizing the great fra ternity of the Northland along lines which will conform to the principles upon which it was founded: and for the further purpose of rescuing this splendid, potential, distinctive order from alien influences which are re pugnant to the most fundamental Arc tic Brotherhood precepts. "As a matter of convenience, it hasj been the practice of the Arctic Broth erhood to hold its Grand Camp in Brit ish Columbia and on Puget Sound. Residing in those countries are many members of this order who were form erly inhabitants of the Northland. When they were here they were with us and for us and of us. but now they have become so contaminated by out side influences that they have fallen into the habit of regarding the men of the North as dependents, and would make us subservient to them. By maneuvering and enchroaching and in sinuating they have gradually become the dominant factors In the law-mak ing body of the Arctic Brothernood. A body in which they had been allowed to retain ottices by courtesy, until, be coming bold with success, they have attempted with most surprising temer ity to subjugate all the old traditions, all the old memories, all the old ties, to their own selfish interests and de sires. By which they have unwittingly rendered the Arctic Brotherhood an excellent service: for they have brought the Brothers who are still following and blazing the trails in the North to a realization of their dangerous situation. They have dropped the spark that has lighted every camp with a knowledge of what should be done to insure the future. That has intensified interest in the Brotherhood. That has cemented a determination to preserve the North land for Northerners." The following camps are represent ed: Skagway. No. 1?J. M. Tanner and proxies: Sitka. No. 6 ? A. 0. Shoup. F. L. Goddard. P. F. Floyd: Valdez. No. 10?F. M. Boyle, and prox ies: Cleary. No. 22?E. B. Collins and proxies: Fairbanks. No. 10- E. Collins and proxies: Haines. No. 17 Fred Handy. W. B. Stout. H. P. M. Rirkinbine. G. A. Baldwin. Henry Brie: Nome, No. 9?Klwood Bruner. J. C. Kennedy, Barry Keown: Camp Flat. No. 20--J. M. Tanner proxy: St. Mi chael. No. 8?J. M. Tanner proxy; Iditarod. No. 27?J. M. Tanner proxy; Ketchikan. No. 20?D. Smith Harris: Wrangell. No. 28?N. J. Svindseth. M. Katzenmeyer; Kagle. No. 13 ? Fred Handy, proxy; Petersburg. No. 30 Nelson De Briae, G. B. Ruhmann. K. I.. Stcberg. W. H. Courtney: Tread well. No. 14?M. J. O'Connor. C. A. Hopp. All Arctic Brothers will be admitted at the meeting, but only delegates will be allowed to take part in the deliber ations. FINE NEW HOTEL BUILDING AT ONCE The Juneau Construction Company has finished plans for the splendid new hotel building to be erected by James McCloskey. John McCloskey. Jules B. Caro and Charles K. Hooker for P. J. Gemmett on their Franklin street property near Front street. The location is one of the most fav orable hotel sites in the city and it has been determined to spare no expense in making of this a first class hotel in every respect. The building is to be 46x95. and will be three stories in height, with a con crete face. There will be two con crete retaining walls, a cement base ment extending out under the side walk, which will be of cement support ed by steel girders. The street floor will provide a lobby, buffet, dining room, and kitchen, all of which will be constructed and fin ished according to the modern con ception of buildings. The two upper floors will contain 46 rooms, finished in an up-to-date manner, each room containing both hot and cold running water. Many of the suites will be provided with pri vate baths. Work will start on the building within the next three or four days and will be rushed through to completion within the next sixty days. The building w ill cost ?20,000. It will probably cost Mr. Gemmett another ?20,000 to furnish the build ing and it is his idea to conduct a first class hotel on the premises. Mr. Gemmett has a ten-year lease on the building and will call the place the Hotel Alaska. PETIT Jl'RY DISCHARGED Judge Thomas It. Lyons dis charged all the petit jury yesterday except one man?Frank Harvey?who was retained to keep the panel alive in case another jury trial should be come necessary before the end of the term. HOLD YOUR building contracts till Everett returns. He will be here ready for business before March 20 ti WORTHEN LUMBER MILLS START SOON A new corporation has been formed | to be known as the Worthen Lumber Mills, which has taken over the prop erty known as the Shattuck Mill. The papers have not yet been filed but the capital stock is known to be ^50,000, of which H. SAVorthen and the ; Alaska Supply Company are the priu , cipal owners New machinery is now being in tailed which will increase the capacity ; of the mill to 50,000 feet per day. All ; of this new machinery is the latest ! thing in saw mill machinery and places the mill in the same rank as the most up-to-date mill of equal capacity in the J States. Mr. Shattuck says that the company has contracted for ten million feet of logs to be delivered during the coming season. The new mill will be prepared to commence filling orders in the first week of April. ATTORNEY R. V. NYE IS OPERATED UPON United States Attorney John Rust gard received a cablegram yesterday stating that Roy V. Nye, assistant United State district attorney, with headquarters at Ketchikan, had under gone a successful operation in a hos : pital at Los Angeles, and would be able to travel in a few days. ! WOMAN WOULD RESTRAIN CITY Mrs. Flora Fitzgerald began action yesterday in the district court to re strain the City of Juneau from driving j piles on waterfront property she claims on Franklin street. GARBAGE NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the un dersigned transfer companies will on March 1, 1913, refuse to handle gar bage, and all customers are requested to apply to the Alaska Transfer Com pany for such services. JUNEAU TRANSFER CO.. 1 FEMMER & RITTER. ( M. D. BERRY, 3-3-12t. ' HILLARY -McKENNA TRANSFER DAY'S WORK IN BOTH HOUSES J The joint committee 011 mileage re-' ported In both the Senate and the House today. The schedule allows from 30 cents each, to Senator Tripp and Hepresentatice Stubbins, to $1, 001.2S, to Representative Kennedy of Candle. The report was sent back to committee for correction. On the question of personal privilege Repre sentative Ingersoll is replying in the House this afternoon to the speech of Delegate Wickersham. Senator .Millard introduced a bill to make several legal holidays, includ ing Alaska Day. THE SENATE The Senate convened at one o'clock. Senator Bruner introduced a resolu tion calling upon Governor Clark for a copy of all the data in his possession relating to the subject of revenue and taxation in addition to that presented in his annual report referred. Senate Joint Memorial. No. 4, by Senator Millard, tusking that an addi tional light house district be created and aids to navigation be established in that portion of Alaska Coast be tween Cape Spencer and Cape Eliz abeth read first time and referred. The joint committee 011 mileage ex penses was adopted as read. The report of the conference com mittee on the House Amendment to Senate Joint Resolution, No. 3, re ported : "First?That the House recedes from the stand taken asking for four mem bers from the House and three from the Senate and agree that three mem bers shall be appointed from each body. "Second?That the agreement upon this particular resolution is not to bo considered as establishing a precedent for all future joint committees: that occasions might arise where the House would desire a greater number." Senate Bill. No. 4. introduced by Sen ator Millard, an act relating to legal holidays, was read and referred. The bill repeals all prior acts relating to holidays and establishes New Year's Day, July Fourth. Washington's Birth day. Labor Day, Alaska Day (Oct. IS) Decoration Day. Thanksgiving Day, i Christmas Day, and general Territor- | ial election day. as holidays. Took recess till 2:30. THE HOUSE The House convened at one o'clock. House Joint Memorial, No. 1, by Kelly, petitioning Congress to repeal the law allowing eight months to ad verse applications for patents, was re ferred to committee. House Joint Resolution, No. 4. by Aldrich, to ask appropriation from Congress for breakwater and harbor at Nome, referred. House Joint Resolution. No. 5. by Shoup. to create a Workingman's Com pensation Commission, was referred. Senate Joint Resolution, No. 4. passed to third reading. House Bills. Nos. 4 and 5, by Shoup referred to committees. Amendment to House Bill. No. 4. re ferred. Senate Joint Resolution. No. 3, was read third time. Representative Ingersoll on point of personal privilege addressed the body. HALIBUT SCHOONERS HAVE A COLLISION Yesterday when the halibut schooner Puritan was coining up from the New England plant she was swinging in to the dock and crashed into the Sham rock laying at Strong's dock. The Pur itan was making the turn and sudden ly she refused to answer her rudder and struck the Shamrock amidships. The Shamrock was badly strained and all of her four dories were stove in.? Ketchikan Miner. SAILOR DIES WHILE SHIP IS AT KETCHIKAN While the barge James Drummond was laying in the harbor yesterday one of the crew started forward and found the donkey engineer laying on the'deck dead. The donkey driver had been working and seemed to be all right but when he finished his work he start ed forward and that was the last seen of him alive. His name was John Lowe and the company that owns the barge has cabled for his body to be prepared and shipped below on the first boat. It is though that he died of heart failure.?Ketchikan Miner. TO JUNEAU PATRONS: ' T wish to announce tnat i am pr pared to give prompt and efficient service in delivering, coal hauling freight, baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER Phone Order 5-7 or 55 11 The Commercial Club j Smoker Big Success The Juneau Commercial Club's smoker last night, in honor of Alas ka's First Legislative Assembly, was a decided success, despite the fact that is was delayed because of the difficulty encountered in securing quar ters in which to hold the entertain ment. The public recognition that members of the Legislature, though somewhat belated, was nevertheless sincere and served as the occasion of a happy gathering. J. 11. Marshall, as toastmaster, did not allow a dull moment during the entire evening. He said that the eve ning should be pleasantly spent, for there were enough Irish members among the Legislative Assembly to provide the humor for the occasion. Mr. John llellenthal was then intro duced. He prefaced his remarks by the statement that the toastmaster had praised the Irish and called on the Dutch. Mr. Hellenthal's speech was optimistic in tone. He admon ished the Legislature to be careful but progressive, and painted a pleas ant future once the government re strictions were removed and the pub lic domain was allowed to be settled up. Next a toast was druok to the health of the trail blazer and pathfinder, Jack Dalton. Delegate Wickersham was called upon. He told the business men of Juneau that they were hide-bound, and why. He said that there was no room for Juneau to grow and that a poor man couln 110 longer build him a home here. He said Front street should be extended to the waterfront; a bulk head built and the seventy acres of tide lands reclaimed. He said that he was anxious to help secure this for the people of Juneau. Representative Thos. Gaffney made n short but earnest speech on the du ties that called the Legislature to gether. Representative Jones sang a song ? nd told a story both of which were thoroughly appreciated. Senator Millard made a short but serious speech. He said that the ig norance of the East about Alaska is not to be wondered at because even Alaskans do not know all that is go ing on In the territory. lie did not know before arriving in Juneau that four big companies were spending millions in the installation of quartz reduction plants and in developing mines that would make Juneau the greatest mining town in the world. He said that Valdez and other sections re joiced in this and that they looked for ward to a greater measure of pros perity for their own section when the general government built roads to make the store of wealth accessible. President Kay of the Senate spoke on the need of aids to navigation and recited the list of wrecks strewn along the coast from C'ape Spencer to Res- i urrection Bay. J. Frederick Johnson favored the audience with a song. Col. Charles E. Ingersoll, Represen tative from Ketchikan, made one of his humurous speeches. Senator Roden, of iditarod, in a brief but pointed address, told how it was possible to hold a job with the Guggenheims and the people at one and the same time. He is attorney for the Guggenheims at the present time; he is also as a legislator attor ney for the man who works with a pick and shovel in his district. His elYorts would be directed to do justly by both clients. The other day a Gug genheim man passed through here and remarked that the eight-hour law J would "raise the devil with them." "We will pass it just the same," said Roden. Representative Frank A. A Id rich, of Nome, was the last speaker of the evening. His speech was an eloquent tribute to the pioneer. He had lived in Juneau 19 years and he gave a graphic description of the conquering of the territory by the little bands of adventurers who started from Juneau and crossed the Chilcoot Pass to the great Yukon nnd later of the settle ment of the coast points to the West ward. He told of their early attempts at legislation and the success that re sulted from laws made and enforced through the action of miners' meet ings. WILSON SETS DATE FOR ALASKANS WASHINGTON, March 12?It is ex pected here that President Wood row Wilson will take up Alaska problems! for consideration March 20. At that time prominent Alaskans and others interested will be given an exteded hearing. # Suffragettes To Go To Jail LONDON, March 12. ? The suffra-j gettes that tried to force their peti- j tions upon King George and Queen1 Mary as they were going to the open ing of Parliament were sentenced to one month in jail this morning. No More Hangings in Washington ULYM PI A, March 12,?The bill of Representative Frank P. Goss, of Se attle. abolishing capital punishment in the State of Washington, passed the Senate this morning. It had prev iously passed the House, and will now go to Gov. Ernest Lister for action by him. MARSHALL CALLS ON PRESIDENT WASHINGTON, March 12.?Vice President Thomas R. Marshall made his first call on President Wo'odrow Wilson at the White House this af ternoon. EARTHQUAKE PLAYS HAVOC IN SOUTH WASHINGTON, March 12. ? An earthquake yesterday destroyed the City of Guajimquilapa, the capital of the State of Santa Rosa, Guatamala. SEATTLE SELLS COURT HOUSE BONDS SEATTLE, March 12.?King County bonds voted to build a new court house at James street and Third avenue to the amount of $1,000,000 have been sold to Eastern buyers. Federals Quit Agua Prieta DOUGLAS, Ariz., March 12. ? The federal Gen. Ojeda, commanding the garrison at Agua Prieta, evacuated the post today. The threatened attack of the rebels caused the retreat. GREAT BRITAIN MAY RECOGNIZE HUERTA MEXICO CITY, March 12.?Foreign Minister Delabara announced yester day evening that he had been advised that Great Britain will shortly recog nize the government of President Huerta. In conjunction with this announce ment it was again stated that 10,000 troops would be rushed to Sonora at once to put down the constitutional rebellion of that State. REBELLION IS SPREADING NOGALES, N. M? March 12.?Word was received here this afternoon that the State of Sinalova .Mexico, has for mally seceded from the Mexican repub lic. JUDGE LYONS' BUILDING IS TO BE IMPROVED The Juneau Construction Company has the contract to make extensive re pairs and alterations on the Lyons building in which J. E. Barragar's store and the postofhee are located. The building is to be extended on the rear a distance of 50 feet and new foundations are to be placed under the entire structure. The store room is to have a new floor and other re pairs made bringing the building in to better service. Joseph McDonald on the Way to Juneau LAREDO, Tex., Marsh 12.?Joseph Mc Donald, formerly superintendent of the 1 Treadwell mine and indicted at Ju neau for murder, arrived here from Cuanajuata, Mexico, today in charge of Deptuy Marshal Warren. He is en route to Juneau. MacDonald paid all the expenses of' extradition himself, and is anxious to ? have an early trial of the charge against. District Attorney Itustgard today re ceived a wire from Deputy Marshal Warren stating that he was leaving Laredo with Joseph MacDonald today, for Juneau. Peace Plans for the Balkans Under Way LONDON, MARCH 21.?THE BE SIEGING ARMIES OF BULGARIA AND SERVIA ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE ENTERED ADRIANOPLE. A RUMOR TO THIS EFFECT HAS PREVAILED IN ALL THE EUROPE AN CAPITALS FOR SEVERAL. HOURS. DISPATCHES RECEIVED THIS AFTERNOON FROM SOFIA CONFIRM THE RUMORS. LONDON, March 12.?The way is being prepared for peace in Europe, and it is believed that the termination of the Balkan war is but a short time in the future. Austria and Russia have agreed upon a general plan for the the demobilization of the armies, which was made public this morning. The first step in the plan contemplates a settlement of the differences between Bulgaria and Roumania and the al lies have agreed to it. The matter will he sumbitted to a conference of the ambassadors of the powers at St. Petersburg to be presided over by Sergius Sazanoff, the Russian foreign minister. With this matter out of the way. it is proposed that plans and terms for the peace settlement between the al lied Balkan States themselves and be tween them and Turkey will be an j nounced in detail. V1KNXA, March 11 Pursuant to the agreement Russia and Austria the demobilization of the Russian and Aus trian forces on the frontier began to day. They will be rapidly consum mated. The feeling prevails here that the < risis in the situation in South eastern Kurope has been passed, and that peace will not be long delayed. WILSON FOR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORS WASHINGTON, March 12. I'resi dent Woodrow Wilson read a state Bient to the members of his Cabinet tt yesterday's meeting in which he outlined some of the foreign policies that his administration will adopt. In part, lie said: "One of the chief objects of my ad ministration will be to cultivate the friendship ami to deserve the confi dence of our sister republics in Cen tral and South America." Underwood Would Postpone Session WASHINGTON, March 12.?House Leader' Oscar W. Underwood held his first conference with President Wood row Wilson today. He urged that the special session of Congress be post poned for one week from April 1, in order to give the ways and means com mittee time to prepare tariff bills. FRIEDMAN IS NOW | WORKING IN CANADA! MONTREAL, March 12.?Dr. Fried ?.Mann has treated 56 cases for con sumption at the Royal Edward Insti tute in this city. PEPPERY GOVERNOR READY TO FIGHT! COLUMBIA. S. C\. March 12.?Gov. | Cole L. Blease threatened today that he would place Columbia under mar tial law unless Chief of Police Cath cart immediately ceased arresting his Negro chauffeur for speeding. The Governor's automobile has been ..topped several times and his chauf-j feur taken to police headquarters for violating the city laws against speed ing. The Governor has become in censed by the annoyances, and be lieves they are the result of a delib erate attempt to humiliate him. PLUMS ARE FALLING IN MONTANA | WASHINGTON. March 12.?Presi dent Woodrow Wilson sent to the Sen ate today the names of Robert Suth erlin and Thomas Corbally as register and receiver of the land office at Great Falls, Mont. WILL ENFORCE NEWSPAPER PUBLICITY LAW I WASHINGTON, March 12?Post-' master-General A. S. Burleson, today announced that he will enforce the .newspaper publicity law. Subscribe for The Empire. REPUBLICANS ARE OPPOSED TO HASTE WASHINGTON. March 12? In the executive session held last night it was insisted by the Republican mom here ol' the United States Senate that all of the appointments of President Woodrow Wilson be acted upon by Senate committees before they are taken tip in the Senate for confirma tion. WOULD LEAVE ROUTE TO PRES. WILSON Delegate James Wickersham will In troduce a bill in the present Congress having the decision as to the routes of the proposed government railroads from tin Alaska coast to the Interior and all the negotiations with refer ence, thereto to President Woodrow Wilson. The bill will carry provis ion for the funds deemed necessary for the construction of the roads by the Alaska Railroad Commission and leave all the rest to the President. Senator George E. Chamberlain, it is said, will Introduce the same bill in the Senate, and it is understood that all those in Washington that are In terested in the legislation will give their support to the measure. The plan to finance the roads will probably carry a provision for a bond issue of $35,000,000 worth of 3 per cent bonds authorized for the construc tion of the road, but it is proposed that this large bond issue shall be en tirely redeemed through a fund to be created by setting aside 50 per cent of the proceeds derived from the sale of timber, mineral and other public lands in Alaska, and the net earnings from the railroad itself, after the year ly interest on the bonds has been paid. It is believed that this redemption scheme, which makes it not neces sary for Congress to make an out right appropriation for the Alaska railroads, will gain many friends for the project in Democratic circles. WHEN YOU want to eat well, go to the Commercial Cafe Dining Room. Lunch Counter, Private Boxes. 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