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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL 1. NO. 108. ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE, THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS GOV. SULZER AND MURPHY AT WAR i _ _ \ ' Arctic Brotherhood Aginst Grand Camp The Graud Camp of the Arctic' Brotherhood will never have another meeting outside the jurisdiction of the order. The sentiments expressed at last night's meeting by the author ized delegates of nearly all the subor dinate camps in the order emphatical ly demand that no more legislation shall be made for the order except by bona tide members living within the jurisdiction of the order. Last! night's meeting held more living dele-: gates and less proxies than any meet ing of the Grand Camp since the or d?-r was organized. The meetings are being held in the hall of Camp Tread well. No. 14, of Douglas. At 7:30 promptly Judge W. B. Stout, who was made temporary chairman of j the morning session in Juneau called the meeting to order. The credentials committee appointed at the morning | session reported and D. Smith Harris temporary secretary called the roll showing 24 delegates preseut and that with proxies 16 camps were repre-; sented. A. G. Shoup. of Camp Sitka, called attention to the fact that Camp Haines was the first to call for a convention in Alaska and nominated Judge Stout for permanent chairman. M. J. O' Connor. of Camp Tread well, offered an amendment that the temporary organ ization be made permanent. Col. .Millard, of Camp Valdez. of fered a motion to the effect that the convention condemn the action of the 12th grand convention held at Vancou ver. It was immediately seconded. L. j V. Ray, of Camp Seward, raised the question as to whether the motion included all the acts of the session or just one specific action and was told that it meant repudiating the entire actions of the body and the body it self. J. M Tanner, of Camp Skagwav. and M. J. O'Connor, of Camp Tread well. warmly supported the motion. Elwood Hrunt r. of Camp Nome, took the floor and declared that such action j would be revolutionary and that it should not be done with undue haste. there were 'egal considerations in volved. He ??: -red an amendment ask ing that a committee be appointed to prepare a memorial to the brotherhood and present it at the next session. J. M Tanner, of Camp Sktgway. with th? proxies of Flat. Iditarod and St Michael: D. Smith Harris, of Camp Ketchikan; M. J. O'Connor, of Camp Treadwell. and E. B. Collins, of Camp Fairbanks, and the proxy of Cleary, were in favor of kicking the present (Irand Camp out; F. M. Boyle, of Camp Valdez, read a letter which opposed the holding of sessions of the Grand Camp below but against secession. H. P. M. Birkinbine. of Camp Haines, was strong for abolishing the present Grand Camp. A. G. Skoup said that should the motion prevail to abolish the present Grand Camp that in less than 24 hours a camp of five hundred members would be created over in Juneau, and that every camp in the jurisdiction would double its member ship. L. V. Ray, of Camp Seward, read j from the report of the Grand Camp proceedings of the last convention in which the rulings of Grand Arctic Chief Gaffney and of the subordinate camps was disregarded by electing a non-resident of the jurisdiction to of fice. The point was raised that Mr. Gaffnev was himself a non-resident at the time of his election, but at that time the constitution had not been i amended and Mr. Gaffney ruled against | his own re-election to otllce yet the I convention over-ruled his ruling and elected I.andahl, a non-resident. The matter of attempting to institute sub ordinate camps in Vancouver and Se attle was also brought up and L. V. Kay read a letter from Grand Arctic1 Recorder Keller bearing on the sub- i ject. Stirring verses from a song, com-j posed by a member of Camp Fair 'anks. were read by Mr. Collins. Mr. Bruuer said that Camp Nome .vas heart and soul in this movement too. and standing pat. He asked that the committee appointed consider the points of law involved in dissolving the GrandCamp as it now stands. Mr. Kroner's motion was then put and carried unanimously. The chair ap pointed Bruner. Shoup and Tanner, Mr. Bruner declining, Mr. Collins was named. Ajournment was taken until 7:30 tonight after which the delegates re tired to the banquet hall and a social session of some duration with M. J. O'Connor as toastmaster was held. Henry Brie provided a special ferry to bring the delegates stopping in Ju neau across the channel. MINING MEN HERE ON WAY TO TESLIN A. E. Berry, an old time Atlin min ing man. and J. K. Barnes. formerly of Seward peninsula, Alaska, are in Juneau on their way to the new strike In the Teslin country. They came to Juneau from Seattle on the Princess May. At this place they picked up their dog team that was sent here from Seward on the Yukon, pursu ant to instructions wired in advance to that place. They will leave for Skagway on the Jefferson tomorrow morning. Berry and Barnes will go to the ne wdiggings by way of the Atlin country, going as far as Carcross via the White Pass & Yukon railway. Mr. Berry says those that are attempting to reach the new country by an> other route 'aan that of Atlin and Surprise I,ake ire making a mistake, lie ad vises all to come this way. Dr. 11. E. Young, minister of mines and education in the British Colum bia gov -nment. and C,old-Commis sioner Eraser, of Atlin. are on their way to tie new strike. They went! North on the Princess May. and will go in by vav of Atlin and Surprise l.ake. Mr Fraser has been gold-corn-1 missioner it Atlin ever since early in the history of that camp. SKAGWAY BOWLERS COMING TO JUNEAU The Skagvay bowling team that won the Northern championship in the tournam-nt in which Skagway. Juneau, Whit horse and Dawson par ticipated. will play a match game with the Juneau team on the Elks' Club alley Saturday night. The members of the team win come to Juneau on the Jefferson ar.il return to the Lynn Canal city on the Humboldt. The Skagway team <onsists of Messrs. Black. Kennedy, ivterson. Selmar and . W. C. Blanchard. Job Printing at The Empire Office DELEGATE TALKS Of INDIGENT BILL Delegate James Wickersham says the indigent fund bill, recently passed by Congress, would have become a law earlier had it not been for the fail ure of the United States Senate to citlu r accept the Houe amendments or to reject them and ask for a con ference. "The indigent fund bill," said Del egate Wickersham," was brought to Washington by Mr. Timinons and giv en to me at the beginning of the spe cial session that considered the tar iff bills early in 1911. At that time the program of the House had been arranged, and the Democratic lead ers had announced that it would take up nothing but what had been placed on the program by the caucus. "I suggested to Mr. Timmons that he take the bill to to Senator Nelson. He did that and it was introduced by him. and was passed by the Senate at the long session. "After it had passed the Senate the bill came to the House, and at my in stance several amendments were made to the bill and it was passed by the House. It went back to the Senate, and on motion of Senator Nelson it was referred to the territories com mittee of which he is a member. This committee did not act upon the House amendments or report the bill back to the Senate during the long term. Had the Senate adopted the amend ments. the bill would have become a law at once. Had the committee re ported the bill back with the recom mendations that the amendments be rejected and a conference requested there is no doubt but that the two Houses could have gotten together in a short time, and the bill would have become a law last summer. "The bill was finally reported after, at my suggestion, Dr. S. H. Young, for mer Gov. J.G. Brady, Charles G. Heif ner and D. A. McKenzie saw Senator Nelson and plead with him to give his consent that Senator William Alden Smith, chairman of the committee on territories, do so. In due time it be came a law." Solons to Have Pictures Taken ? I Both houses held brief sessions to day aside from the fact that Senator Kodeii introduce d two more eight hour labor laws, little new business was taken up. The committee on mileage made an amended report which allows Repre sentative Stubbins sixty cents instead of thirty cents. There will be an unotiicial joint ses sion in the hall of the House tomor row afternoon at 1:30?object, art. This has been decided upon in compli ance with the request of a local pho tographer. who desires to get a photo graph of the entire assembly at its labors. THE SENATE The Senate convened at one o'clock and adjourned before two. A petition from citizens of Seward, relating to liquor and saloon licenses was referred. Reports frmo the Valdez grand jury were referred. A voluminous communication from the Bureau of Education on South western Alaska was referred. The committee reported oil Senate Bill No. 1 and recommended the print ing of the same. Three hundred cop I ies were ordered printed. Senate Bills Nos. 5 and 6. by Roden, were introduced, read and referred to committee. The first named relates to employment of women at certain kinds of work and the latter to all public work. THE HOUSE The House convened at 1:30 this afternoon. A petition from the Seward Com mercial Club asking the Legislature to endorse the report of the Alaska I Hallway Commission's report, it was referred. Senate Joint Memorial No. 3, by Freedlng, relating to Snake river har bor, and Senate Joint Resolution, by Kreeding. relating to miltage, were read first time. House Joint Resolution No. 6. by; Driscoll, was given its second reading. | Senate Joint Resolution, by Millard, relating to the hoisting of the nation al flag over the legislative hall, was adopted. Adjourned till two o'clock tomor row afternoon. Benefit Band Concert Friday Tomorrow night at the Orpheum theatre the Juneau High School Hand will give .their second Benefit Concert and Entertainment for the purpose of increasing the fund for new band band instruments. That there will be a crowded house there is little doubt. The splendid program is appended: Star Spangled Banner March?"Royalite" J. D. Murphy Waltzes?"King of the Forest" C. W. Turner J. S. H. Band Pictures? Comedy Sketch, entitled, "NO MEN WANTED" "Elizabeth Rawley Hazel Jaeger "isabelle Granger" Georgia Caro "Prynnella Abercrombie Mary Connors (Girl Bachelors, with their maid! (Time, Present) Pictures? .MISS HELEN BLACKWELL Elocutionist! Cuban Dance?"Fontella" Kuper Selection?"Bohenian Girl" Arr. by Dalbey Tone Poem?"Apple Blossoms" .... K. A. Roberts J. S. H. Band ? * ! SENATE COMMITTEE TO GIVE HEARINGS The Senate Committee on La bor. Capital and Immigration will meet'in the Senate Cham bers on Saturday at three p. m., to consider three eight-hour bills now pending In the Senate. All persons interested in these measures either for or against will receive a respectful hear- 1 ing. HENRY RODEN. 3-13-2t. Chairman. i * * MRS. KABLER was taken ill this afternoon and wishes to announce to ? her patrons that there will be no bread tomorrow. It. Fall of Adrianople Hourly Expected LONDON, March 13. ? Later dis patches do not confirm the rumor that peristed incirculatlon yesterday that Adrianople had fallen, though some of the defenses of the city were carried yesterday, by the Allies, and its fall is expected hourly. CONSTANTINOPLE, March 13. ? The government admitted the authen ticity of the following message re ceived by the government from the commander at Adrianople today: "I can hold out only a week longer." SUTRENDER Of NOGALES DEMANDED NOGALES, Sonora, Mnrch 13.?Col. Kosterlitz, commander of the federal forces at this place has received a demand from Gen. Obregon, in com mand of the constitutionalists, asking for the unconditional surrender of the city. He answered: "My meri are ready for an attack. We still resist with utmost energy any attempt to capture the city, though we will fight on the defensive only." NOGALES, Sonora, March 13. ? A battle began at this city this after noon between the federalists and the constitutionalists under Gen. Obregon. WILSON MAY SHAKE PLUM TREE| WASHINGTON. March 13.?It is expected that the following appoint ments will be sent to the United States Senate by President Woodrow Wilson before the end of the week: Kdwin F. Sweet, Grand Rapids, Mich., to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce; Henry C. Breckeuridge, of Kentucky, to be Assistant Secre tary of War, and Robert M. Wooley. of Virginia, to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. William P. .McCombs, chairman of [the Democratic State Central Commit tee. has been ip consultation with President Woodrow Wilson daily since the inauguration. The frequency ol i the conference has caused some spec ulation. Several days ago, .Mr. Mc | Combs said the conferences were , largely concerning matters of pa ' tronage. UNCLE JOE CANNON CLAIMS WILSON WASHINGTON. March 13.?"Uncle Joe" Cannon, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, called up on President Woodrow Wilson today | at the White House. After the call, addressing the newspaper correspond ents. that had asked him for the pur pose of his call, said, "I simply came to say good-bye to the President and to wish him well. He is my Presi dent as well as anybody else." Nomeites Favor ' Eight-hour Law Representative Thomas Gaffney, of i Nome, received a telegram from the Industrial Worker, the Nome newspa per, saying that the sentiment of the [ Bering sea camp is overwhelmingly ( i:i favor of the eight-hour law that is I pending In the Legislature. It also conveyed the information that Nome ites favor woman suffrage. The mess age follows: "Hon. Thomas'Gaffney, "Juneau, Alaska. "Sentiment overwhelmingly favors egiht-hour law and woman suffrage. Congratulations. Fight. "(Signed) INDUSTRIAL WORKER" Dr. Jordan Wants Action on Seals WASHINGTON. March 13.?Dr. Da vid Starr Jordan ha scalled the at tention of President Woodrow Wilson to the need of action which will be necessary to avoid default in carry ing out our treaty arrangements with Great Britain, Japan and Russia with reference to Bering 6ea seals. jOWEN FOR GOOD CHAIRMANSHIP WASHINGTON, March 13.?The in dications are that Senator Robert M. Owen, of Oklahoma, will be given the chairmanship of the Senate commit tee on banking and currency. Democrats Win Another Senator CONCORD, N. H.. March 13.?The Democrats gained another United States Senator today when the Pro gressives in the Legislature cast their votes for Henry Hollis, Democrat, who has been receiving the votes of the Democratic members for nearly two months, and elected him. Phone your want ads to The Daily Empire, phone 3-7-4. No Cup Races for Next Year NEW YORK, March 13?The New York Yacht Club has declined to ac cept the challeng received from the Royal Ulster Yacht Club, of London, in behalf of Sir Thomas Lipton, to race for the America's cup in 1314. It was discovered when the challenge was received that it limited the length of the defender of the cup to seventy-five feet. The cup contend ers for the last several decades have been 90-footers. Had the challenge for the cup been in terms that it could be accepted, the belief is current here that the Amer icans would have used the old sloop Reliance that successfully defended the cup in 1903 for the races. The Re liance has been on the ways for sev eral years and is regarded as good as new. ALASKAN CUTTER ON THE WAY SEATTLE, March 13.?The United States Revenue Cutter Unalga, built for service in Alaska waters, will ar rive in Seattle March 25. VALDEZ GETS THE DYKE MONEY v Delegate James Wickersham re ceived a cablegram this morning from Senator W. L. Jones, Washington, D. C., confirming the former telegram re ceived by him that the appropriation for the Valdez dike had become a law. Senator Jones' message to Delegate Wlcqersham said: "Fifty-five thousand secured in army .ill for Valdez." No Time For Raising Babies NEW YORK, March 13.?The Board of Education has denied the applica tion of Mrs. Catherine C. Edgall for one year's leave of absence to permit her to bear a child. She previously had been given permission to marry. The application for leave of absence has been pending for some time. Open Break Between Sulzer and Murphv ALBANY, March 13. ? There lias been an open break between Gov. William Sulzer and Charles F. Mur phy, leader of Tammany, according to the friends of the Governor. It has been recognized for some time that a storm has been gatherinf. Gov. Sulzer has assumed the leadership of tin' State Democracy and has refused toabide by the desires of the Tarn i many chieftain in many matters. The action of the Governor in probing in to tli.- conduct o fDemocrats in oiiiciai positions has aroused the wrath of Murphy. AI.BAN'Y, March 13.?Gov. William Sulzer today preferred charges against t'o!. Joseph P. Scott, superintendent of State prisons, for non-feasance in office and neglect of duty. Stefanson Sails for the North S A N Fit A N CI SCO, March 13.?Prof essor Stefansson, the discover of the, white Eskimos, sailed from here to day with his steamer Karluk for Vic toria. Hp goes North to further ex plore the Northwest passage and se cure more scientific data with refer-. j ence to the peoples of the Northeast ! orn part of the continent. DR. FRIEDMANN WILL NOT DIVULGE SECRET, WASHINGTON, March 13. ? Dr. Kricdmann lias notified/ Surgeon-Gen era! George T. Torney, of the United States. Army, that he would not di vulge the method of making vaccine from cultures until the government physicians recognized improvement i:i tin* patients he had terated in the United States. j PORTLAND BUSINESS MAN IS KILLED PORTLAND. March 13. ? Isaac Gloom, a commission merchant of this city, was shot and killed by Jas. Hammond, one of his employees, last; night. DIVINE SARAH IN AUTO ACCIDENT LOS ANGELES, March 13?Sarah Dernhardt was severely cut and j 1 raised last night in an automobile accident at this place. PIONEERS PLAN A NEW DEPARTURE Tlio '87 Pioneers will have an im portant meeting Tuesday evening, March 18, at which plans for the con solidation of their organization with the Pioneers of Alaska will he con sidered. It will he the first meeting of the '87 Pioneers held in a long time. Sumdum Pioneer Now In Juneu Gene Owen, the well known mining man of Sundum, and a pioneer of this country for 26 years, is now in Ju neau. Mr. Owen says that around his section everybody is cheerful except Sumdum Charley, who owns a pack of Indian dogs that are as wild as wolves. Charley had been ordered to remove his dogs for the safety of the public but did not comply with the de mand, and the other day, in self-de fense. Gene killed one of them. Char ley is an Indian lawyer and he is now (uoting the ancient statute, viz: "A dog may "be lagally killed after killing some body." Charley is aggrieved be cause Gene didn't wait to be killed and let somebody else do the ven geance act. "There is considerable prospecting going on in a small way," said .Mr. Owen, "and our country is commer cially attracting attention. We all reel that there will be something do ing this summer." Mr. Owen thinks that the great stir that Juneau has made in the mining world will result in attention being given to other localities in the mineral zone and that more activity for the entire section may be expected for the future. SECURE YOUR TICKETS \ O W?For J. S. H. Band Entertain ment and Concert. On sale at Taylor's Nelson's and Burford's 2t. More Labor Bills By Senator Roden Today Senator Roden introduced two more eight-hour bills, one for women employed at certain kinds of labor, the other for employees on public works. The text and title ot the eight h >ur law for women is as follows: An act to declare employment of females in any mechanical or mer cantile establishment, factory, laundry, hotel, restaurant, confec tionery store and telephone ollice to be injurious to the health, safe ty and welfare of females. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGIS LATURE OF THE TERRITORY OF ALASKA: Sec. 1.- Employment of females in any mechanical or mercantile estab lishment, factory, laundry, hotel, res taurant, confectionery store and tele phone ollice is hereby declared to be injurious to the health, safety and wel fare of such employees. Sec. n. No female shall be < mployed or be permitted to work in any me chanical or mercantile establishment, factory, laundry, hotel, restaurant, '?onfcctionery store or telephone ollice i tore than eight hours during any one day of twenty-four hours. The hours of work may be so arranged as to permit the employment of females at any time, but they shall not work more than eight hours during the twenty-four hours of any one day. Sec. 3.?Any employers who shall require or permit or suffer any fe male to work in any of the places mentioned in section one of this act, mor< than the number of hours pro vided for in this act. during any day of twenty-four hours, or who shall per mit or suffer any superintendent, over seer, foreman, or other agent of any such employer, to violate the provis I ions of this act, shall he guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined for each offence in a sum not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars or be imprisoned not less than ten days nor more than ninety days; and i ach day's violation shall constitute a separate offence. The text and title of the eight-hour public works law is as follows: An act to establish the number of hours to constitute a day's work on all territorial and municipal construction or such work done by contract or sub-contract, and providing penalties for its vio lation: BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGIS LATURE OF THE TERRITORY OF ALASKA: Sec. 1.?Hereafter eight hours in any calendar day shall constitute a day's work on any work done for the Ter ritory or any municipality within the Territory, subject to the following con j ditfons: Sec. 2.?All work done by contract or subcontract on any building or im provements or work on roads, bridges, streets, alleys or buildings for the Ter ritory or any municipality within the Territory, shall be done under the pro visions of this act:?PROVIDED, That in cases of extraordinary emergency such as danger of life or property, the hours for work may be extended. And for this purpose this act is made a part of all contracts or agreements for work done for the Territory or any municipality within the Territory. Sec. 3.?Any contractor, or sub-con tractor. or agent of contractor or sub contractor, foreman or employers, who shall violate the provisions of this act, shall be deemed guilty of misde meanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in a sum not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hun dred dollars, or with imprisonment for a period of not less than ten days nor more than ninety days, or both such fline and imprisonment.