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VOL. 1, NO. 112. ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE, TUESDAY, MRACH 18, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS THE KING OF GREECE ASSASSINATED Mining Bill Before I the Legislature Probably not a little of the time of the Alaska Legislature that is now fair ly at work on the business of the ses sion will be given to the mining laws of the territory. That would be natur ially the case in a mining country. The rst mining bill to be introduced in the Legislature \va& presented to the Senate Saturday by Senator Henry Koden. of Iditarod. who has been a miner as well as a lawyer. Represen tative William T. Burns, of Fairbanks, introduced a mining bill in the House yesterday. The text of Senator Roden's bill is as follows: "Sec. ly That no person shall here after locate any mining claim in the Territory of Alaska as attorney for another unless he is duly authorized thereto by a power of attorney in writ ing. which shall be witnessed by two witnesses but need not be acknowl edged. and recorded in the oflice of the recorder in whose precinct such location is made, previous to the date of the initiation of such location. "Sec. 2. A locator or owner may at any time, relocate his own claim for any purpose, except to avoid the per formance of annual labor thereon, and by such relocation may change the boundaries thereof, or the point of dis covery. or both, but such relocation must comply, in all respects, with the requirements of this act as to an or iginal location. "Sec. 3.- That the value of work or labor done under the provisions of this act shall be computed on the basis of the wage for similar work current in the precinct wherein the claim is situate. "Sec. 4.?That during each year and until patent has been issued therefor, not less than one hundred dollars worth of labor shall be performed or | improvements made on. or for the ben-, efit of each and every twenty acres or fractional part thereof contained in [any claim heretofore located and after the thirty-first day of December, 11*12. one-hundred dollars worth of labor shall be performed or improvements made on or for the benefit of each and every twenty acres, or fractional part thereof contained In any claim : heretofore located, the owner of such claim or some other person having knowledge of the facts, shall make and file with the recorder of the precinct wherein such claim is situate, an afii davit showing the performance of la bor or making of Improvements to the amount of one hundred hollars for each and every twenty acres or frac tional part thereof contained in such claim as afforesaid and specifying the character of such labor or improve ments. "Such affidavit shall set forth the following: **(a > The name or number of the claim and where situate. "(b) The number of days' work done and the character and value of the improvements made thereon. "(c) Date of the performance of such labor and making of improve ments. "(d) The place where such was dene and improvements made with ref erence to the boundaries of such claim. "(e) At whose instance the work was done or improvements made. "f) The actual amount paid for such work and improvements and by whom paid when such work was not ; done or improvements made by the owner. " "Such affidivat shall be filed with the precinct recorder not later than ! ninety days after the close of the cal endar year in which the work was done or improvements made. For the filing, recording and indexing of such affidavit the recorder shall collect the sum of one dollar and fifty cents. Up on failure to comply with all the pro (Continued to Page Three i Juvenile Courts May Be Established! * Representative Arthur G. Shoup. of Sitka, has introduced a bill In the House of Representatives, providing for juvenile courts ir. Alaska, for the protection of those of tender age. The bill places the juvenile courts in the jurisdiction of the probate judges of the territory. The text of the bill, now in the possession of the House com mittee on judiciary, is as follows: "Sec. 1.?That from and after the passage of this act. every probate judge in the Territory of Alaska shall be ex-otficio judge of a Juvenile Court, to have powers as are hereinafter pro vided. "Sec. 2.?Said Juvenile Judges shall have the power to commit to any re form school designated by the attor ney-general of the United States: to an orphan asylum: to any other pub lic or charitable institution (with the consent of the constituted authorities of such charitable institution); or to the board of childrens' guardians here inafter provided for any child under seventeen years of a^e for a period not exceeding the time when such child shall arrive at the age of twenty one years: "First- Who may be guilty of a mis demeanor under the laws of the Ter ritory of Alaska. "Second?All children who are des titute of suitable homes and adequate moans of earning an honest living. "Third?All children abandoned by ; their parents or guardians. 1 "Fourth?All children of habitually drunken or vicious or unfit parents. "Fifth?All children kept in vicious ' or immoral association. "Sixth?All children habitually beg- | gitig on streets or other public places I or from door to door. "Seventh?All children known by their language or life to be vicious or incorrigible. And said Juvenile courts shall | also have the power (Eighth)?To hold to answer to the district court and < juvenile charged with felony. Said j juveniles to be tried by such district court and if convicted sentenced by ] said district court to a reform school, i And (Ninth)?To arrange for the tem porary care of such juveniles pending investigation or judgment by the court: transportation to the seat of a district court; or to an institution (Continued to Page 2.) LAST OF BOUNDARY TO BE MARKED D. W. Eaton, with W. B. Reabum for the I'nited States and Messrs. H. S. Mussel and D. V. Ritchie for Cana da. with nine men arrived on the steamer Northwestern going into the Ohitina river valley to complete the marking of th* boundary line from ML Natezhat in the White river valley to Mt. St. Elias. This w ill complete the marking of the boundary from the Portland canal to the Arctic ocean. The party will leave on the train on Monday morning, going to Blackburn. From there they will mush in. In about three weeks A C. Baldwin, in charge of triangulatioc, will come with ten men and go into the White river country.?Cordova Alaskan. Judge Thomas R. Lyons is confined to his home with an attack of la grippe and court has been adjourned until Thursday morning. JUNEAU TO BE CENTER OF ACTIVITY "It appears as though Juneau will be the center of the greatest activity in Alaska during the coming spring and summer months." said James Smith, who with his wife and child, is a guest at the Palace. Mr. Smith said that much tunneling is to be done , near Juneau during the coming months.?Seattle Post-Intelligencer. EASTERN MILLINERY OPENING Our EASTER MILLINERY OPEN ING occurred today and we extend a cordial invitation to the ladies of Juneau. Douglas and Treadwell to call and inspect our offerings. We have the best line of new mod els and latest creations ever offered to the ladies of this city. We make a specialty of Gage hats. Come and see us and be convinced, j l-17-6t. MRS. WILLIAM WINN. Woman Suffrage Up to Governor The Senate convened at one o'clock this afternoon and a few minutes later unanimously passed House Hill No. 2, by Shoup, granting the right of suff rage to women. The bill having gone through the House without a dissent ing vote demonstrates that the meas use is popular throughout the terri tory. Senate The Senate convened at one o'clock this afternoon. Senator .Millard presented a tele gram from Seward stating that a pe tition signed by 142 persons was aboard the Mariposa enroute here. Senate Hills Nos. 18, relating to grubstak agreements; 19, regarding purchases of ore; 20, amending pen al code; 21. making it felony to re move or conceal ore; 22. reltaing to rights of way for ditches, etc.; 23. concerning prostitution; 24, relating to Indian citizenship, all of which were introduced by Millard, were read by title and referred. House Bill No. 2. by Shoup. grant ing woman suffrage, passed unani mously. Senate Bill No. 12, by Roden, re pealing road overseer act?passed. Senate Bill No. 14. by Millard, to prevent desecration of the flag?. passed. Senator Bruner gave notice that there would be a hearing Saturday March 29 at 10 a. m., before a joint session of the Senate committee on revenue and taxation and the House committee on ways and means. Senate adjourned to one o'clock to morrow afternoon. House The following bills were introduced and read fiirst time: House Bill No. 16, by Kennedy, to prevent extortion of money from work men and to prevent persons from com pelling others by threats to join a union. House Bill No. 17. by Ingraham, pro viding for liens for workingmen in the mining industry: House Bill No. IS, by Driscoll. relating to jurisdiction of LI. S. court commissioners: House Bill No. 19, by Shoup. to provide for is suance of certificates of citizenship to natives. House Bill No. 13. by Jones, to pre vent lobbying, was introduced and read the first time and referred. House Bill. No. 14. by Boyle, an act providing that the municipal laws be codified, intorduced, read and referred. House Bill No. 15. by Burns, an act to supplement the mining laws, was introduced, read and referred. Senate Joint Memorial. No. 4. by Millard, asking aids to navigation and the creating of a lighthouse district along the coast from Cape Spencer to Cape Elizabeth?referred. The Shoup compulsory educational bill went over until tomorrow when it will come up on final passage. ! HEARING TONIGHT ON LABOR BILLS There will be a joint hearing be or the two committees on labor, cap ital and immigration, on the various ?ight-hour labor law, for employees in nines, at 7:3ft this evening. Mr. Gaff ney, who is chairman of House com mittee, states that it is the desire of the committee to hear from the pub lic on this measure. Mining men and miners are specially urged to be pres ent. A hearing was held last Saturday when opposition was presented by R. A. Kinzie, of the Treadwell Company, over the feature of the bill which re- j quires the men to go from the shaft | ;>r tunnel entrance of the mine on their | employer's time. The Alaska Labor Union, which is no part of organized labor as the term is used but simply an organization of the Treadwell em ployees, also sent in a protest against this feature of the bill. The Western Federation of Miners, of Douglas, Union No. 109, sent a communication to both the House and the Senate call ing attention to the fact that the Alas ka Labor Union was no part of organ ized labor. '87 PIONEERS WILL MEET There will be a meeting of the '87 Pioneers, at Odd Fellows' hall, March 18, 1913, at eight p. m., for the purpose of reorganizing. All members are re quested to be present. 4-13-51. JOHN I. WHITE, Pres. Every thing that will please a smok er may be found at BURFORD'S. SEAL SHIPT OYSTERS?Fresh at the local agency?CHAS. GOLDSTEIN Governorship Contest to End This Week WASHINGTON, March 18.?Major J. F. A. Strong, of Juneau, Alaska, ar rived yesterday, and it is believed here that he will receive the appointment as Governor of Alaska before the end of the present week. National Commit teeman Z. R. Cheney, of Juneau, Alas ka, called on Secretary of the Inter ior Franklin K. Lane, yesterday and had a long conference with him with reference to Alaska matters. He strongly recommended the appoint-t ment of Major Strong for Governor of the Territory. Cheney discussed Charles A. Sul /.er for the governorship, but snid that Major Strong is the choice of the peo ple of Alaska and should receive the appointment. It is said that Falcon Joslin has with drawn from the race for appointment and that he now favors the appoint ment of Major Strong. On the othei; hand, many of Major Strong's strong est endorsements are from friends of Delegate James Wickersham. National Committeeman Cheney has also endorsed L. T. Erwin, of Fair banks. for United States marshal for the Fourth Judicial Division of Alas ka, to succeed Marshal H. K. Love; and Charles G. Davidson, of Fairbanks, : for surveyor-general and secretary of the territory, to succeed William L. Distill. s SPECIAL SENATE SESSION ENDS WASHINGTON, March 18. The spe cial session of the United States Sen ate that began with the inauguration of Vice President Thomas It. Marsh all, March 4, ended yesterday after noon. Senators Kern and Gallinger were appointed as a committee to notify President Woodrow Wilson that the Senate was ready to adjourn. They waited 011 the President over the telephone, Senator Kern telling him that the Senate awaited his pleasure. The President replied that he was ready for the Senate to adjourn, say ing that he was content that the con firmation of any further appointments he might desire to make should go over to the extraordinary session that will begin next month. The session that came to end yesterday was held for the express purpose of confirming the President's nomination for the Cabinet and other positions. All the civil appointments except that of Charles P. Neil were con Distin. LANE TO TALK ALASKA TOMORROW WASHINGTON, March 18.?Secre tary of the Interior Fraoklin K. lame this morning notified Charles G. Heif ner, of Seattle, John E. Ballaine, form erly of Seward and one of the princi pal owner of the townsite of that city, Falcon Joslin, the Fairbanks railroad man, and T. F. McDonald, one of the Alaska coal land claimants, who has Invested $75,000 in developing his ; cr.al properties, that he will be glad | to confer with them on Alaska rail ; road matters tomorrow afternoon. I CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION IS OUT WASHINGTON. March 18.?Presi dent Wood row Wilson issued his call for a special session of Congress yes terday afternoon. It fixes April 7 as the date for the convening of Con gress. The date was set a week later than it was the intention of the presi dent to fix it out of deference to the rqeuest of Oscar W. Underwood. Dem ocratic floor leader of the House and chairman of the ways and means com mittee, who desired more time in which to prepare the tariff bills. The proclamation simply called the Sen-: ale and House of Representatives to | meet in extraordinary session. I'res-' ident Wilson announced that later he! would prepare a message setting forth ( the matters he desires that Congress, shall consider while in session in de tail. In the meantime the ways and means committee is preparing the tar-j iff hills that will make up the main ; part of the work of Congress for the; special session. BOUNDARY SURVEYORS TO SCALE MOUNTAIN VAUNCOUVER, B. C.. Mar. 18.?The j American boundary surveyors headed J by A. C. Baldwin will attempt to scale i Mt. St. Ellas before returning from i the North. WOMAN ARRESTED FOR SWINDLING COLUMBUS. O.. March 17. ? Mrs. j Emma Bothwell, of this city, was ar rested Saturday for mulcting public men of many thousands of dollars in various ways. AMERICAN FLEET IS COMING BACK GUANTANAMO, Cuba. March 18. ? The American fleet, that had been as sembled at this place to bo near the Mexican coast at the time the Diaz revolution was in progress, sailed for Hampton Roads yesterday. FINLEY WAS TRYING TO HELP A FRIEND CHICAGO, March 18.?H. M. Fin ley, court stenographer, testified Sat urday that at the instance of Miss Tut tle, an employee of A. C. Frost, he signed an application for an Alaska coal claim. He said, further, that he did not know the contents of the ap plication for two years after he had signed it. BILLS INTRODUCED BY SEN. MILLARD Senator Millard this afternoon intro duced a large batch of new hills, two of which referred to the subject of white slavery. One of these acts makes it a misdemeanor subject to a fine of $100 to rent or lease a build ing for prostitution and each day such building is used for such purpose shall be a separate offense. The other bill makes "white slavery a felony." Three of the Millard bills introduced in the Senate today apply to mines. One makes it a felony to conceal amal gam ores or concentrates with the in tent of stealing the same; another provides protection under the civil code to the purchaser of ores and to the owners or operators of mines that are shipping ores; one provides le gal metohds of acquiring right of way for ditches, canals, flumes, aerial tram ways, telephones and telegraph lines. One of the bills introduced today by Senator Millard provides that an In dian in order to have the right to vote must have severed his tribal rela tions and be able to read and write the Knglish language. A very important bill is the act to regulate grubstake contracts and prospecting agreements. It provides that all such agreements must be re corded with the recorder of the dis trict in which the agreement is made. I Forced Out of Business by owner of building. Had no lease, j no available house to move into.! Watches clocks, jewelry, silverware, cut glass, hand-painted china, white and gold band china must be sold at any sacrifice. I. J. SHARICK, Optician and Jeweler. tf BRYAN PREDICTS FREEDOM FOR IRELAND WASHINGTON, March 18.?In ad dressing a delegation of Irish-Ameri cans Saturday before his departure for the West, Secretary of State Will iam Jennings Bryan predicted the suc cess of the Home Rule movement in Ireland. "Within two years," he said, "the Irish all over the world can cel ebrate the freedom of Ireland." FEMMER FRITTER Seo this firm for all kinds of dray. Ing and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. Ooai delivered promptly. Fetnmer & Rit ter's Express. Stand Burford's Tor f ner. Phone 314. Residence phones 402 or 403. ??? Ruler of Hellenes Killed on 5oth Anniversary SALONIKI, March 18?King George I, of Greece, was assassinated this afternoon, at this place, on the fiftieth anniversary of his reign* The King has been here since November in per sonal charge of the Grecian troops. He was 68 years old. Bryan Arouses Ire of British Press LONDON. March 18. ? The speech ? of William Jennings Bryan, the new, American Secretary of States, predict ing the success of the home rule move ment for Ireland, has aroused the ire of the British press?particularly that portion of the Cress that is opposed to Irish home rule. The Cost refers to the speech as a blaring indiscretion. BRYAN RE-ITERATES CHICAGO, .March 18.?Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan, i 1 a speech before the Irish flood Fellow ship Club last night undaunted by the criticisms that have been directed at him by the lx>ndon press, re-iterated the statement made at Washington Saturday. Me said two years hence Ireland will be celebrating a home rule victory that will mark the end of aristocratic rule in all the world. MEXICAN PRESIDENT IS SOLICITOUS MEXICO CITY, March IS. ? Presi dent Huerta called upon Henry Lane Wilson, United States ambassador to Mexico, yesterday, setting a new pre cedent in odicial ettiquette in this country. The President assured the ambassador that the question at issue in the country, including the rebellion in Northern Mexico, would he adj idl cated promptly. Rioters Break Up Suffragette Meeting LONDON March 17 ? Suffragettes attempted to hold a meeting in Hyde Park yesterday and were mobbed by 10,000 rioters. FAMOUS POLICE OITICER DISGRACED CLEVELAND, O.. March IS -Chief' of Police Fred Kohler was found guilty yesterday of gross immorality, and was today removed from office. He lias been at the head of the police de partment of this city for ten years, and has been called the best chief of police in th? United States by those advocating more humane methods of handling criminals. EATON'S DEATH DUE TO EOUL CAUSES BINGHAM, Mass., March 18.?An official connected with the investiga tion into the death of Rear-Admiral Joseph G. Eaton, said this morning that the authorities have come to the conclusion that he did not meet his I death through natural causes. He did not indicate what the evidence was: upon which they based their conclus-i ions, nor as to who was involuved in | the tragedy. FRANK GOTCH ON MAT AGAIN | HUMBOLDT, la., March 18.?Frank Gotch, champion v. rcstlc rof the world, has signed articles of agreement to meet George Curich, champion wrest ler of Europe, on the mat at Kansas City, Mo., April 1st. JAPANESE MURDER SECRET SERVICE MAN LOS ANGELES, Mar. 18.?Thomas S. White, a United States secret ser vice operative, was murdered yester day by members of a Japanese crimin al organization that has headquarters in this city. TO JUNEAU PATRONS: I wish to announce tnat I am pre pared to give prompt and efficient service in delivering, coal hauling freight, baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER Phone Order 5-7 or 55 tf 1 Hyde jury Is Discharged KANSAS CITV, .Mo.. March IS.?Tho Hyde jury that has been out since Fri day was discharged yesterday, having failed to agree. It was the third trial of Dr. Hyde for the murder of Swope, his father-in-law. The jury stood nine for acquittal and three for conviction. The defense has heretofore opposed the discharge of the jury, but last night did not insist upon keeping it out long er. PROMINENT MEN GET IN TROUBLE SAX FRANCISCO. March IS.?F Drew Caniinetti. con of State Senator and former Congressman A. Caniin etti. and Maury I. DIggs. state archi tect, were arrested yesterday at Reno. Nev., for eloping with Miss Lola Nor ris and Miss Marcia Warrington, both sorority girls. Camlnettl and Diggs are both married and fathers of fam ilies. They were charged with violat ing the Mann law, and will be tried In the federal court. State Senator A. Caniinetti is one of the Democratic leaders of Califor nia and has been prominent in politics for a quarter of a century. SOUTH AMERICA HAS A CYCLONE BUENOS AYRES, Match 17.?A cy clone swept over the country near t'lis city Saturday killing twenty persons and doing great damage to property. "WAPPY" INDICTMENTS ARE DISMISSED SEATTLE, March 18.?The indict ments returned against former Chief of Police Charles W. Wappensteln at the same time the indictment on which he was tried and convicted was re turned, were dismissed yesterday by the superior court here. "UNCLE JOE" CANNON QUITS WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, March 18.?Joseph G. Cannon, former speaker of the House of Representatives, left Wash ington yesterday for his home at Dan ville, 111. He has definitely retired from public life and expects never to run for office again. He received the felicitation of thousands of peo ple from various sections of the coun try during his last days in Washing ton.