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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1 NO. 109. ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE, FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS PASSES THE WOMAN SUFFRAGE BILL I J. H. S. Band Plays at Orpheum Tonight Tonight, when the curtain rises at eight o'clock, at the Orpheum Theatre, will be disclosed an amateur musical organization second to none in Alaska. The organization is composed mostly of students from the local high school, assisted by a few outsiders. This organization was instituted by Kenneth Osborne, a former Juneau young man. At the time of its organ ization a full set of inferior instru ments were purchased. As the band has progressed, new and better instru ments were required. In order to get the desired new instruments. Mr. Lew Schell. the present director of the band, has been planning a series of concerts and entertainments, the second of which will be presented to night. In tonight's entertainment the band is to be assisted by .Miss Helen Blackwell. and a number of high school students in a comedy sketch. The program for tonight is as follows: Star Spangled Banner March "Koyalite" J. D. Murphy Waltzes?"King of the "Forest" C. W. Turner J. S. H. Band Pictures? Comedy Sketch, entitled, "NO MEN WANTED" ? Elizabeth Raw ley Hazel Jaeger "isabelle Granger" Georgia Caro "Prynuella Abercrombie Mary Connors (Girl Bachelors, with their maid) (Time. Present> Pictures? MISS HELEN* BLACKWELI Elocutionist Cuban Dance?"Fontella" Kuper Selection ?"Bohenlan Girl" Arr. by Dalbey Tone Poem "Apple Blossoms" K. A. Roberts J. S. H. Band Alaska Order Pioneers to Have Igloo Here The meeting of the "s7 Pioneers that wil ltake place at the Odd Fel . lows' hall Tuesday evening, will de cide. among other things, whether or not the organization will elect to en ter the Alaska Order of Pioneers. The latter organization has offered to admit them to their order and to affiliate with them. If it shall be de termined to unite with the larger organization, the Juneauites '87 class will have to determine the manner and details of the union. The >7 Pioneer is comprised of those who came to Alaska not later than the year 1vn7. .Most of the mem bers are early settlers of Junean. though there are a few whose first Alaska residence was in other parts of the territory. The Alaska Order of Pioneers orig inated as the Yukon Order of Pio neers in Fortymile in the eighties. In 1S93 Circle was struck and the books went along with the stamped ers and Circle City was made the head quarters of the order. The Klondike strike took many of the old tini. rs to Dawson and in 1897 Circle gave the Dawson lodge a char ter. In 1898 Rampart was struck and another stampede followed. Ram part became the headquarters, all of the records having been carried along. Then came the Nome tsrik?> and the stampede of '99. Again the old timers hit the trail and carried the books along to the golden sands of Seward peninsula. The Dawson lodge continued to . I. I thrive and a lodge was instituted in Nome but before it got iuto working condition Fairbanks was struck and the obi fellows hit the trail again but the books were left behind with Frank Aldrich. The Dawson lodge finally was the only working unit of the order. .Mr. Aldrich saw the necessity of making a distinctive Alaska society in order to preserve the records and early his tory of the country, including the different stampedes of the past cen tury. The Alaska Order of Pioneers was therefore founded during the win ter of 1D06-7 and came into posses sion of the oldest records of this char acter in the territory. Igloo No. 1 was instituted in Nome and has a membership of 700; Candle No. 2 followed and has 135: St. Michael No. 3 has 50. These three Igloos ordered a Grand Igloo. Later Fairbanks Ig loo No 4 was organized taking in all the old Yukoners and has today nearly one thousand members. Ruby No. 5 is the newest Igloo and has a member ship of 300. Membership in the Alaska Order of Pioneers is limited to those who came to Alaska and maintained a bona fide residence in the territory prior to the beginning of the present century. It affiliated with the Yukon Order of Pioneers, though they are independ ent of ? ach other. Membership in the Yukon Order of Pioneers is limit ed to those who reached the Yukon watershed before the first railroad train reached Bennett. CHENEY RECOMMENDS MAJOR STRONG Z. K. Cheney is the Democratic Na tional Committeeman for Alaska, hav ing received his appointment from the national committee at its recent ses sion. He has recommended to Sec retary of the Interior Franklin K Lane the appointment of Major J. F. A. Strong, of Juneau, as Governor of Alaska to succeed Gov. Walter E. Clark. Major Strong, accompanied by Mrs. Strong. left Seattle for Washington Wednesday evening. They will ar rive at the seat of interest Sunday. MRS. BEAN MOVES STORE Mrs. Bean has moved her mllinery parlors to her residence at the cor ner of Main and Second streets. JUNEAU CAMP A. B. Application for membership in the Juneau Camp. Arctic Brotherhood which will be organized tomorrow^ night, can be found at the following places: Burford's. McCaul's. Geddes & Mc Kanna's Barragar's. Nelson's. Britt's, and Doran's. It is important that the charter members should sign by six o'clock this evening. PALM SUNDAY SERVICE The blessing and distribution of palms at the Catholic church on Sun day. March 16. will be before the High Mass at 10:30 a.m. Nomites Visit Capital City G. P. Goggin, a leading merchant of Nome, and J. J. Cole, manager of the Miners' and Merchants' bank, ot' Nome, are Juneau visitors. They arrived on the Mariposa and will remain here for about ten days. Both are well pleased with Alaska's capital city and the air of prosperity that permeates it. Both Mr. Goggin and Mr. Cole have been spending the winter at Se attle. "It has been several years since I was at Juneau, and I came up just to see the town again." said Mr. Gog gin. who also desires to see the flirst legislature in session. "The improve ment in Juneau since I saw it is marked. Juneau is destined to be a good city." Mr. Cole is interested in banking legislation. '87 PIONEERS WILL MEET There will be a meeting of the 'S7 ' Pioneers, at Odd Fellows' hall, March IN. 1913, at eight p. m., for the purpose of reorganizing. All members are re quested to be present. 4-13-5t. JOHN I. WHITE. Pres. TO JUNEAU PATRONS: I wish to announce tnat I am pre pared to give prompt and efficient service in delivering, coal bauiing . freight, baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER Phone Order 5-7 or 55 tf Frisco Banker Steals $100,000 SAN FRANCISCO, .March 14. ('has. F. Baker, assistant cashier of the Crocker National Bank, has been dis covered to be short in liis accounts to the amount of $100,000. President Crocker, of the bank, when asked about what action the bank will take, quoted scriptures to justify his course as he intimated that there would be no prosecution. INDIANS KILL MAIL CARRIER CORDOVA, March 14. ? Word has been received here that Charles L. Bowdery, the Cold Bay, Xushagak mail carrier, has been murdered by In dians. , HADLEY SUFFERS BREAKDOWN LOS ANGELES. March 14.?Presi dent Arthur T. Hadley, President of Yale University, arrived here yester day suffering from a nervous break down. He will remain until he re covers his health. RICH STRIKE MADE ! AT PORT WELLS Another rich strike has been made in the Vahlez country, according to a letter received by Senator Millard from Col. O'Neill, of Fort Liscum. The strike was made on the Colonel's Port Wells property. Col. O'Neill writes Senator Millard that he has crosscut a vein on his property that averages $700 per ton and he feels that ho has a fortune in sight. It is his intention to erect a stamp mill on the property at once. Col. O'Neill says that he can mill $:?, 000 in glod from the rock every day with a ten-stamp mill. scon KICKED OUT 0E OFFICE \I.HANV, N. V., March 11? Gov. William Sulzer today followed his ac tion of yesterday in preferring charges against Col. Joseph F. Scott, superin tendent of state prisons, by summar ily removing Scott from otllce. DEMOCRATS TAKE CHARGE OF SENATE WASHINGTON. March 14. ? The Democrats took charge of the United States Senate organization at the be ginning of the session today. Senator James P. Clarke, of Arkansas, was elected president pro tern; Charles P. Higgins, of Missouri, sergeant-at-ars; Rev. E. L. Prettyman, District of Co lumbia, chaplain, and Thomas W. Kel ler. Virginia, assistant door-keeper. SUBMARINE BOAT RUNS ASHORE SEATTLE. Wash., .March 14?The United States sub-marine boat No. 4 ran ashore yesterday afternoon on tie's harbor, where it is hard and fast. ANOTHER SOUTHERNER GETS APPOINTMENT WASHINGTON, March 14. ? John Skelton William, of Virginia, was yes terday appointed assistant secretary of the treasure. J. PIERPONT MORGAN GOES TO ROME NAPLES, March 14.?John Pier pont .Morgan departed from Naples for Home yesterday. PINCHOT VICTIM OF ENVIRONMENT Gifford Pinchot writes the Gateway telling of the virtues of conservation. We fear Giff is a victim of environ ment. Now, if he were a hardy pio neeer of Alaska, instead of a man of large inherited wealth, he would prob ably be among those who are damning conservation, as applied to this coun try.?Seward Gateway. Subscribe for The Empire. Arctic Brotherhood Has a New Grand Camp Tho Crand Camp of the Arctic Brotherhood as constituted by outside conventions is obliterated should the action of last night's session of the Arctic Brotherhood convention held in Douglas be ratitled by two-thirds of the sub-ordinate camps. For the time at least the conven-l tion lias resolved itself into a Grand Camp and all of the ofllces have been declared vacant. The election of new officers for the Grand Camp will take place tonight which will be the third day of the con vention. The main object of the meeting was brought before the body by the Shoup declaration offered as the work of a committee consisting of J. M. Tan ner. A. G. Shoup and W. B. Stout on the motion of Elwood Bruner at the night session of the first day. The declaration is as follows: 'WHEREAS, The Actlc Brother hood is a fraternal organization creat ed to advance the interests of the great Northland and of those men who actually live in the silent places. [ and. "WHEREAS, Former members who have left the North, have attempted 1 y methods in direct violation of the laws and ritual of the Arctic Broth-i erhood to destroy its distinctive and , fundamental characteristics by the es tablishment of camps beyond our boundary line, and, "WHEREAS, The actions of the Grand Camp of this order held outside our jurisdiction and controlled by I members who have become divorced from the subordinate camps, has tend-, ed for several years to encroach upon our constitution and laws, culminat ing in a bold and illegal usurpation of power by the Grand Cump of 1912 which unwarrantedly ana "wrongfully promulgated the repeal of the follow ing parts of the Arctic Brotherhood Constitution, namely: "Article 1, Sec. 2, which limits the jurisdiction of the order to territory north of 51 20 north latitude. "Article V., Sec. 2, which forbids the establishment of any branches of the order outside its proper jurisdic tion. "Article XVIII., which provides for a referendum of all constitutional amendments to the subordinate camps for ratification." "All of which was intended to re mov ? tho control of the Arctic Broth erhood to alien shores and has re sulted in this convention of protest and independence, and, "WHEREAS, By its disregard of the! laws and the constitution of the order and by its abuses of powers and other! actions the Grand Camp has ceased to be a part of the Arctic Brotherhood; It is therefore RESOLVED, By the Arctic Broth erhood that: First?Ail offices of the Grand Camp of right ought to be, and the same are hereby declared vacant. Second?That this convention, by vir tue of the power in it vested by the direct mandate of 16 subordinate camps, should reorganize the Grand Camp in conformation with the fun damental principles of the order; elect all necessary officers thereof; provid ed for future meetings of the Grand ('amp. and, alter and amend the con stitution?subject to ratification by two-thirds of the subordinate camps? for that purpose hereby declares it self the Grand Camp of the Arctic Brotherhood with all the powers and control of all property and moneys belonging to the same." Ehvood Bruner opposed the declar ation on account of instructions from his camp as to revolutionary proceed ings. Shoup added an amendment making ratifications of all actions of the convention on declaration necessary by two-thirds of subordinate camps. J. A!. Tanner said subordinate camps had already authorized action by sending delegates. A prolonged discus sion followed and recess was taken for five minutes. On being called to order M. Katzenmeyer, of Wrangell. offered a substitute providing that the ollice of Grand Arctic Chief be de clared vacant that all officers who were bona fide residents of the juris diction be entitled to hold their po sitions. The substitute was lost by a vote of 27 to 19. The Shoup declaration which had partly been adopted was again taken up and passed by a vote of 32 to 14. Elwood Bruner and E. B. Collins led the fight against the fight to oust the Grand Officers holding that they were complying with instructions front their subordinate camps. J. M. Tanner representing Ska way, St. Michael, Flat and Iditarod led the light for immed iate action. lie was supported by W. B. Stout and the entire Haines dele gation, by M. J. O'Connor, D. Smith Harris, and A. G. Shoup. Collins and Bruner expect further instructions from their camps today and on such will depend their action at tonight's session. Federals Lose Nogales When Americans Intervene XOUAI.ES, Ariz., March 14. ? The, Constitutionalsts overthrew the Fed eral garrison at Nogales, Sonora, in a battle that continued for twelve hours. The dead and wounded num ber over 300. The end of the lighting came suddenly. An American private, Allen Umfleet, Troop G., Fifth Cavalry, was shot and dangerously wounded j from a bullet fired by the Federal forces. Lieut. Col. Tate, command ing the Fifth Cavalry, at once sent word to the commander of the Fed eral forces, saying: "You have shot oue of my men. I Cease firing, or I shall be after you at once." The order was complied with at once. The Federal troops crossed the boundary into the United States, stacked their arm before the American troops and disbanded. The Constitutionalists occupied the city at once. MRXICO CITY, March 14. ? Gen. Orozco's army, with Orozco in com mand, will probably be sent by the government to Sonora to co-operate with the Federalists in subduing the Constitutionalists. WILSON TAGS LUCKY DEMOCRATS WASHINGTON. March 14.?Presi dent Woodrow Wilson sent the follow ing nominations to the Senate this morning: Franklin D. Roosevelt. New York, to be assistant Secretary of the navy; Beverly T. Galloway, to be assistant secretary of agriculture: James A. Edgerton, New Jersey, to be purchas ing agent of the Postofhce Depart ment. Franklin D. Roosevelt is a third cousin of Theodore Roosevelt. As a Senator he lead the Democratic insurgents in the State legislature who forced the election of Senator James A. O'Gorman on the Tammany mem bers two years ago. JOINT COMMITTEE MAY COME NORTH WASHINGTON, March 14. ? It Is strongly recommended by the chair man of the House and Senate commit tee on public lands that a joint com mittee of the Senate and House should investigate Alaska conditions. It is proposed that the committee, if ap pointed, shall come to Alaska and give hearings to the people. Shoup's Suffrage Bill Passes House Representative Arthur (J. Shoup's woman suffrage bill passed the House of Representatives this afternoon with out a dissenting vote. It was the first bill to pass either house of the Alas ka Legislature, and,marked the be ginning of legislation for Alaskans by Alaskans. .Most of the members of the .House made speeches on the bill when it came up on third reading and for final passage, and one after another they J declar?Ml themselves in fuvor of ex tending the right to vote to the hardy J women who have, played such an im portant work in the development of the Northern Territory. Representative Ingersoll declined to vote when his name was called, say ing that lie desired to consult with his I constituents before giving assent to the passage of the hill. The names of the other fourteen members were recorded in the atlirm ative. four New Bills In Senate Two In House Four new bills were introduced in the Senate this morning, nutters 7. 8, and :? were by Senator Millard, No. 10 by Senator Sutherland. Senate Bill No. 7, is a law to prevent lobbying or to regulate its influence by providing punishment I for attempting to influence the vote of any member * of the legislature for or against any measure pending. Senate Bill No. 8 is commonly known at the blue sky law. An act to pro ved fake mining companies from soli- i ing stock on fraudulent mining re ports. Senate Bill No. 9 is an act to pro-' vent the careless use of fire arms. The act provides methods of recov ering damages, and suitable punish ment for the offense. Senate Bill No. 10 is an act to pro hibit the taking of fish by aliens in Alaska waters. Senate The Senate convened at two o'clock this afternoon. A communication was received f<om C. 1-1 Baldwin, of Valdez, relating to the rights of prospectors to unpatent ed mineral lands?referred. A memorial was received from the Alruka Labor Union, of Treadwell, re lating to the egiht-hour law. A message from the House reported p; :.rage of Senate Joint Resolution, No. 3. asking the appointment of a joint committee to draft ail bills re lating to coal and railway transporta tion and naming Kelly, Kennedy and Cray as the House membership: the Senate nnnn-d Millard, Tanner and Ko den. Senate Joint Resolution, No. I, by Millard, relating to aids to naviga tion, was passed. Senat Bill No. 4, by Millard was read the second time. Senate Hills Xos.7, 8, and ft. by Mil lard. ittul Senate Bill No. 10, by Suth erland were read first time. House House Bill No. 2, by Shoup, giving suffrage to women, passed. House Bill No. 7. by Kelly, an act to amend the penal code, relative to liquor licenses, was introduced. House Bill No. 8, by Gaffney, an act to amend the penal code relative to t selling liquor to Indians, was intro j duced. House Hill No. fj. bv Jones, creating road districts and providing for over seers, was read the first time. Senate Joint Memorial No. 3, by Freeding, relating to harbor improve ments at Nome, referred. A public hearing will be given by the House committee on labor and lm mipration tomorrow morning at ten o' clock on the Gaffney eight-hour labor bill, House Hill No. 1. Ales Give Best Peace Terms to the Powers SOFIA, March 14.?The allied king dome of Bulgaria, Greece, Servia and Montenegro today made a formal re ply to the request of the powers for the best terms they are willing to ac cept from Turkey to stop the war. It includes demand for the immediate surrender of Adrianople, Scutari and the Aegian Islands to the Allies and a war indemnity of $U0,000,000, less an amount of the national debt of Tur key proportional with the territory she surrenders. The terms proposed would leave Turkey a triangular dis trict in Europe about 50 miles wide at it: widest point and 60 miles long, including Constantinople. The area of each of liie allied kingdoms would be greatly enlarged. Greece would re tain possession of Crete and other oon quered islands in addition to the dis trict iwtould secure 011 the mainland. LONDON*. March 14.?The Turkish cruiser Hamidich fired on Servian rtansports yesterday on the Adri atic coast. Fifty soldiers were killed and many wounded. Fit A N K FO RT-ON-M AIN, March 14. ?Advices received here today state that 300 Albanians, residents of the I.inula province of Kossovo, Turkey, were shot and killed without trial by Servian troops. OUTSIDERS SEEKING ALASKA PLUMS WASHINGTON, March 14.?Senator Harry Lane, of Oregon, has received | the applications of the following j named persons for appointment to po-' sit ion in Alaska: James H. Truitt, of Belllngham, Wash., and J. S. Kipple, of Alaska, for collector of customs, and John C. Grady, of Portland, for United States marshal at Nome. SOUTH IS IN GRASP Of STORM NEW ORLEAN, March 14.?Louis iana. Texas, Alabama,Mississippi, and Tennessee are in the grasp of a ter rific storm. Wind, rain and, in some places, snow added to the. confusion. Thirty-six deaths are already trace able to the war of the elements. SECURE YOUR TICKETS N O W?For J. S. H. Band Entertain ment and Concert. On sale at Taylor's Nelson's and Burford's 2t. OXfORD WINS ANNUAL RACE LONDON, March 14.?Oxford won the annual eight-oar boat race with Cambridge in an exciting contest yes terday. FOR RENT?Beds at Hogan's Flat; 50c, a day; $3.00 a week. Inquire May Dorgan, Commercial Cafe 3-14tf. Phone your subscription to The Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4.