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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1, NO. 113. ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE, WEDNESDAY, M/ RCH 19, 1-913. 1 PRICE TEN CENTS GOVERNOR WILL SIGN SUFFRAGE BILL Great Interest Taken in Eight-Hour Bills The hearings on the eight-hour la bor bills of Senator Roden anil Repre sentative Gaffney applying to mines, before a joint session of the commit tees of the Senate and House, provid ed ample ventillation of this subject of legislation last night Operators and their employees in turn came before the committees and gave their views freely. The session took on the nature of a court, and each appearing before the committee was subject to questions bearing on the subject. The chairmen of the two committees. Senator Roden and Rep resentative Gaffney. stated that they wanted to pass a law that would pre vent trouble not one that would cause it. A. Lyman, who is manager of the Vermont Marble Company's plant at Tokeen. was the tirst to appear. Mr. Lyman said that his company was uot 1 yet (irmly established; that the seas ons were short: and that it this law went into effect it would work a hard ship on his concern. His company works about 60 men above ground, of which about half work with machin ery. Ho was afraid they would lose several of their men if they were not permitted to work ten hours and earn all they could?Senator Millard inter jected that the law would provide an S-hour day for the same pay as the present 10-hour day. or he would not support it. Mr. Lyman said his men ^ot $3.25 per day. Yes, they would try and continue even if the law passed. They had averaged fairly well on profits but he declined to state explicitly. The worst that could (Continued to Page 2.) ALL-ALASKA SWEEPSTAKES TO HAVE GRAND BENEFIT The All-Alaska-Sweepstakes or Arc tic Derby, which is the principal an nual dog race in Alaska, has since its inception in 1908 become an object of national interest. From San Fran cisco and Seattle to New York the keenest interest is manifested in this great sporting event and news of the contest is eagerly sought wherever Alaskans are congregated. While the great event is held under the auspices of the Nome Kennel Club, which hangs up three purses, the gen eral interest throughout the territory has beeu growing so rapidly that other sections desire to participate. Idita rod. Ruby and Fairbanks have been caught in the excitement and will en ter teams in the race this year. Members of the legislature from the Second and Fourth Divi.s ons and other well known citizeus determined that the Firs* and Third Divisions should also be allowed to participate in this great event. It has therefore been de termined to hold a grand benefit en tertainment and ball for the All-Alas ka Sweepstakes, in Juaeau. Friday night. March L'v Already enthusiasm has been raised to a high pitch and with the organi zation back of the movement it Is bound to be a great success. The following organization has the matter in hand: Senator Elwood Brunt r. of Nome? Functus Officio. Senator Henry Roden. of Iditarod? general manager. Chief Clerk Barry Keown. of Nome? secretary. Benjamin M. Behrends, of Juneau? treasurer. List of Committees Printing and Publication?Represen taiive F.A. Aldrich. of Nome, J. W. Troy, E. C. Russell. Lafe Spray, and Chief Clerk A. E. Light. Entertainment?Chas. D. Garfield, of Juneau, Senator Freed ing and Repre sentative C. D Jones, of Nome. Finance Senator Tripp. Represen tative Stubbins. James Whipple, Ed. Webster. M. J. O'Conuer. Refreshment?Representative J. C. Kennedy, of Candle; Representatives Dan Driscoll, of Fairbanks. Milo Kelly, i of Knik. and A. G. Shoup. of Sitka. J. C. McBride and if. J. Raymond, of Ju neau. invitation -Speaker Collins, of Fox. Representative Gaffney and Senators Dan Sutherland, of Ruby and J. M. Tanner of Skagway. Decoration?Representatives R. D. i Gray, of Katalla and W. T. Burns, of Fairbanks. F. M. Boyle, of Valdez, Evan Brunei*, W. C. Abendroth, M. Donnel ly. Wm. Canavan. S. T. McGill, T. Will iams, J. Ousbey, C. Egan. Program?Senator Henry Roden, of Iditarod. Floor.?Speaker E. B. Collins, of Fox. H. R. Willis. Chas. Garfield. Rep resentative H. B. Ingram, of Valdez, Gu> McNaugton, A. A. Gabbs, E. P. Pond. Zina Bradford, H. J. Fisher. : Grover C. Winn. Sim Freiman. George Burford, Roland .Martin, E. C. Jame son. John Olds. Reception?Governor Walter E. Clark. Judge Thomas R. Lyons, Mayor H. A. Bishop, President Ray of the Senate, Senator Millard, Representatives C. E. Ingersoll, of Ketchikan, N. J. Svindseth. of Wrangell W. T. Burns, of Fairbanks, Milo Kelly, of Knik. R. A. Kinzie, Henry Shat tuck. James Whipple and all the members of the legislature. Seattle Men Are Coming North SEATTLE. March 19.?The New Se attle Chamber of Commerce is com pleting plans for the business men's excursion to Alaska for next summer. It is the intention that an excursion of 150 business men of this city shall leave here early in June and visit all portions of the Territory, going up through the Southeastern inside pas sage to Ketchikan. Wrangell, Peters burg. Juneau. Douglas. Haines and Skagway, thence over the White Pass and down the Yukon with side trips to Fairbanks and Iditarod to St. Mi chael and Nome. Seward. Valdez. Cor dova and other Western Alaska points will be visited on the return trip from Nome, where an ocean passen- j ger ship will be awaiting the arrival, of the excursionists upon their arrival from the Yukon River trip. The Alas ka Bureau of the Chamber has charge of the plans of the excursion. REAL ESTATE MAN AFTER QUICK MONEY REGIXA. Sask.. March 19.?James D. Scott, a real estate man of this city, was arrested this morning for the at tempted murder of his partners. Her bert and Lewis, each of whom were insured in the sum of $25,000 in his faVbr. CITY ELECTION NEAR AT HAND The time for the annual municipal elections in Alaska is fast approach ing. but. so far as Juneau is con cerned, one would never guess it un less he read the notice for a mass meeting to select candidates for sev en couneilmen and a member of the school board by Mayor Harry A. Bish op. and appearing in this issue of the Empire. There has been very little, if any. discussion of the matter by the voters of Juneau. The mass meet ing in Juneau will take olace next Monday night. There will be a meeting for the same purpose at Douglas Friday night. The call for the meeting has been is sued by Mayor William Stubbins. The election will take place Tues day. April 1st?one week from next Tuesday. Every municipality in Alas ka will on that date elect seven mem bers of the city council, and at least one member of the school board. One would think from the number of city officials in Juneau at this time that interest in municipal elections would be keen here, but such is not the case. There are not less than three mayors in Juneau. We have our own Mayor Harry A. Bishop and also Mayor J. M. Tanner, of Skagway. memer of the Territorial Senate, and Mayor William Stubins, of Douglas, memer of the Territorial House of Representatives. Phone your want ads to The Daily Empire, phone 3-7-4. Solons to Work Early Hereafter Shoup's compulsory education bill was passed unanimously in the Mouse today which is the second bill to be passed by the House. In the Senate Millard introduced a bill providing for a board of arbitra tion to settle disputes between employ ers and employees. I Senator Bruner introduced a bill to provide for the appointment of a commission to revise the code. Both houses decided to hold morn ing sessions hereafter, beginning at 10 o'clock so that committee work can be proceeded with in the afternoon. Senator Millard brought the matter up in the Senate and Svindseth started the idea in the House. henate On motion of Senator Bruner, all records referring to communications from Western Federations of .Miners, were stricken; roll call demanded, ayes. 5; nays, 3, Senate Joint Memorial No. 5, by Freeding asking aids to navigation? passed. Senate Bill No. 25, by Bruner, an act to provide for the appointment of a board of commissioners to revise the Alaska coles?referred. Senate Bill No. 26, by Millard, an act to provide for the amicable ajust nient of differences that may arise between employers and employees. Senator withdrew Senate Bill No. ft. an act to prevent careless use of lire arms on ground that the subject was already covered by the Alaska code. Senate Bill No. 11. by Boden, sup plementing the United States Min ing laws was ordered printed. \ motion was passed changing the hour of convening to 10 a. in. until further ordered. Adjourned to meet 10 a.m. March 20. House The following House bills were road the second time and referred: No. 16. to prevent extortion, by Kennedy; No. 17. providing labor liens, by Ingram: No. 18, relating to small debts, by Dris coll: No. 10. relating to Indian citi zenship, by Shoup. The resignation of J. J. Mulally was referred to the committee on rules. The Senate bill by Millard relating to legal holidays was laid on the table until the Senate furnished the House with copies of the same. House Bill No. 4, by Shoup, relat ing to compulsory education passed unanimously. Adjourned to 10 a. m. March 20. Code Commission Is Proposed Senator Elwood Bruner, of Nome, today introduced iir the Senate a bill providing for the appointment of a commission to revise the Alaska Codes. The bill makes it the duty of the Governor to appoint four com missioners. by and with the consent and advice of the Senate, one from each of the Judicial Divisions of the Territory, to serve until their work shall have been completed and ap proved by the Legislature. They are to receive as compensation the sum of $2,000 each in addition to expenses when away from their places of bus iness. The bill carries an appropria tion of $25,000 to cover the cost of the work, including the salaries of the commissioners. The commissioners are required by the terms of the bill to examine into and collect and arrange data from the existing laws in other jurisdictions for the use and information of the board. The commissioners are required to meet at Juneau and continue in session from day today until their work of revision shall have been completed.. The commissioners are required to keep a full record of their work and to have printed, prior to the next meeting of the legislature copies of it for distribution among the mem-* ers of the Legislature and other of ficials Oi the Territory. The commis sion also is authorized to sell copies of the book, and the proceeds thereof are to be used by said commission, in addition to the $25,000 appropriated in the furtherance of their work. SCOTTISH RITE MASONS MEET TONIGHT The regular monthly meeting of, Alaska Lodge of Perfection, No. 1 of the A. and A. Scottish Rite, S.M.J., will be held at the lodge room in the Odd Fellow's building. Wed. (to night) at 9 p. m. All brethren of the Rite are cordially invited to be pres ent. Democratic King Was I Shot By an Anarchist SALONIKI, March 19.?King George I. was shot to his death yesterday af ternoon while walking on one of the principal streets of this old city, com mingling with the populace, by Aleko Schinas, a Greek of a low mental type. The King died efore reaching the hospital. The assassin was promptly arrest ed. To the police he announced that he is against all governments, and be lieves in the doctrine of assassination as a means to their destruction. Queen Mother Is Advised. LONDON. March 19. ? The Queen Mother, Alexandra, received an olHcial message this morning from the govern ment of Greece, saying that her broth er. King George 1.. had been fatally shot by an anarchist. Wilson Sends Condolences. WASHINGTON, March 19.?Presi dent Woodrow Wilson today sent his condolences to Queen Olga, widow of the murdered King George I., of Greece, by wire. Constantine Becomes King ATHENS, March 19.?The council of the ministers of Greece this after-j noon officially declared the elevation to the throne of "Constantino I, King ?of the Helenes." The ministers are preparing a proc lamation ascribing the assassination of King George aB the act of a mad | man. King's Third Son ! Saves Assassin SALONIKI, March 10. ? Only the | earnest pleading of Prince Nicholas,. third son of the dead King, prevented the Grecian soldiers from storming the jail in which the assassin, Aleko 'Schinas, is incarcerated. They were prepared for action, and started to ward the jail with the avowed pur pose of "tearing the murderer to pieces." Prince Nicholas plead that the soldiers of the Kingdom act with in the law as their late King would have them act. He said that the presence of anarchy made it all the more obligatory upon the soldiers, cus todians of law and order, to be law abiding themselves. His efforts wore successful, and the law will take its course in dealing with the murderer. GOVERNMENT EOYAL TO CONSTANTINE ATHENS, March 10. ? The Greek government has issued a proclamation announcing that the oath of fealty to Constantine, the new King, had been taken. Crown Prince Constantino is at Ja nina in command of the Greocian troops at that place. He directed the movements of the army that recently captured that place, and everywhere the people have included praises for him with their lamentations over the death of tho beloved man that has ruled so kindly and so wisely for a half century. Wilson Refuses to ; Interfer in Chinese Loan WASHINGTON, March 19. ? Presi dent Wood row Wilson this morning, after a protracted session of his cab inet which completely agreed with him, issued a statement in which he announced that the administration de clined to request that the American bankers should continue their nego tiations with the Chinese Republic for a portion of the Chinese loan with the understanding that they were backed up in their demands by the United States government. He said that the effect of such a proposition touches too closely upon the question of the independence of that Republic to conduct and manage its own af fairs in its own way. The American bankers that are interested in the mat ter are J. P. Morgan & Company, the National City Dank, the First Nation al Bank, and Kuhn, Loeb & Company, all of New Vork City. WASHINGTON, March 19.?Presi dent Woodrow Wilson and his Cabinet worked two hours this morning over the question as to whether the United States government will insist that a part of the proposed Chinese loan shall be placed with American bank ers. STENOGRAPHERS AGAINST FROST CHICAGO, March 19.?Two of A. G. Krosts's women stenographers testi fied yesterday that they had made ap plications for coal claims In Alaska at the request of Frost without expect ing to pay for the claims or to make anything for themselves out of the transaction. Senator Overman Is Against Neil WASHINGTON, March 19. ? Sena tor Overman, of North Carolina, called on President Woodrow Wilson today and requested that he personally inves tigate the charges againBt Charles P. Neil of being perniciously active In pointed statistician of the treasury, and whose appointment has not been confirmed. Senator Overman accused Neil of bein perniciously active in connection with the movement con cerning the use of child labor in the South. CALDWELL, N. J., March 19.?The house in which the late President Gro ver Cleveland was born was dedicat ed yesterday on the anniversary of his birth day as a permanent memor ial to the former President. Mrs. Preston, who was his wife, and the Cleveland children were present at j the dedication. Would have Army j and Navy Ready WASHINGTON, March 19?Secre tary of the Navy Garrison in a state ment today declared that he is in.fa vor of the immediate preparation of ' the military establishment of the ' United States to meet any emergency | that might arise. Daly Endorsed By Democrats NOME, March 19.?The Nome Demo cratic Club unanimously endorsed Jas. Daly for appointment as United States marshal for the Second Judicial Divis ion last night at a great public meet in. Daly was previously endorsed by Candle, Council and all the other Sew ard Peninsula Democratic Clubs. More Swindlers In The Toils NEW ORLEANS, March 19.?Anton io Musica, five sons and one daughter, were arrested this morning for de ; fraudlng American and European j banks out of $1,000,000. . ? Phone your subscription to The I Dally Empire. Phone 3-7-4. Gov. Clark Will Sign the Suffrage Bill Gov. Walter E. Clark said last night, that he is not opposed to woman stif-' frage, and if he finds no flaws in the Shoup bill that passed the Senate by a unanimous vote yesterday that he will sign the hill. The bill will become a law ninety days after the Gvoernor shall have at-; tached his signature. Therefore, the women of Alaska will be barred from participating in but one more election. The municipal elec tions next month will be the last in which the women of the territory will not have their part to perform. Col. ('has. E. Ingersoll, Representa tive from Ketchikan, the only member; of either house not to cast his vote for the woman suffrage bill. In a speech in the House yesterday, said that he was not oppose x to woman suffrage nor to the bill that had just passed, lie said that if he had been opposed to it lie would have voted against it. He was, however, opposed to rushing the passage of hills where no emergency existed and he decline d to vote that he might register his pro test against the practice. Shoup Receiving Congratulations. Congratulations continue to pour in upon Representative Arthur (!. Shoup, author of (lie woman suffrage bill, from supporters of the measure. A telegram of congratulation was re ceived by him the other day from Mary Ware Dennett, of New York, one of the leaders of the suffrage move ment in the Nation. Mrs. Dennett wired: "National Suffrage Association readv to celc brate Alaska victory, any time. Send facts about territory for use at mass meeting. (Dad to help you ad vertise merits of Alaska. Doping for speedy success." Sec Lane Favors Early Action on Alaska WASHINGTON, March 19.?At the I termination of a conference this morning with Charles (J. Heifner, John E. Ballaine, Falcon Joslin and T. P. ( .McDonald, Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane said. "I will favor j the consideration of the proposition to construct government railroads in Alaska at the special session of Con gress provided such action will not imperil tariff and currency reform leg islation." He favors early action on this important proposition. Snow Falls in Seattle SEATTLE, March 19. ? The cold < wave struck Seattle yesterday after-1 noon, and by night it was snowing. j This morning there were three inches of fresli snow, the first that has fall en this late in the season on Puget Sound for ten years. Something About Key Pittman Key Pittman, the new junior sena- J ator from Nevada and grandnephew < of Francis Scott Key, the song writer, J has lived more Alaska adventures than ' one would fuid in a couple of Hex Beach novels. In fact, he was the leading legal counsel for the miners in their fight against a political con spiracy to rob them, as set forth in "The Spoilers." And practicing law in the gold country in those days re quired the hardihood of a dozen Pil grim fathers, combined with the re sourcefullness of a William J. Burns. But before he set up to practice his profession at Nome, Pittman liit the Skagway trail for the Klondike and worked as a common miner for two years. He reached the Klondike with nothing but a slightly worn "dime in his pocket. Imagine yourself a young man from a line old Southern family, with only 10 cents in your pocket, in a country where drinks sold for a dollar each! When he struck Nome, Pittman no ticed a valuable strip of vacant land abutting the main street and running back to the beach. United States sol diers, who were the only visible evi dence of law, guarded that land, on the theory that it was all beach. Even at night, a sentiment paced back and forth to prevent anybody from settling on it. Pittman found that after al lowing sixty feet for the beach at high tide, as required by law, there was still a strip forty ffet deep abutting the street. He asked for permission to take a squatter's rights to some of this, but was refused. Then he got the use of a room in the rear of a saloon nearby and built himself a cab in. When the sentinel was at the oth er end of the strip, Pittman and some of his friends moved his cabin on to the lot he wanted. On the front of the cabin was a sign which said: "Key Pittman, Attorney-At-Law." This was his office.?Fred Kelly, in Seattle Post Intelligencer. I Boss Cox Indicted CINCINNATI. O.. March 19.-?George B. Cox. "President of eight directories ol trust companies and other rorpoi at ions and for many years the Reptile lican boss of this city, has been indict ed by the grand jury for the misappro priation of the funds of the defunct Cincinnati Trust company. PEN GRAETER LOSES HIS JOB SAN QIJKNTIN. Calif., .March 18. Chaplnin William J. Call, of the San Quentin penitentiary, yesterday con fessed that lie had grafted from pris oners, and taken money from them and their friends to secure their liberty. He was immediately discharged from his position. CHICAGO HAS ARSON TRUST CHICAGO, March 19.?One hundred and fourteen warrants have been is sued for the arrest of an arson trust that has been unearthed In this city. Twenty-eight of those charged are bus iness men. and some of them are wealthy. FRENCH CABINET OUT OF OFFICE PARIS, March 19.?The French Cab inet resigned this morning after the Senate voted down the government proposition in favor of proportionate representation in that body. A new government will be formed. MADERO TO LIVE IN NEW YORK SAN ANTONIO, Tex., March 19. ? Gabriel Madero announced here yes terday that, be ?'ause of memories con nected with San Antonio where his brother Francisco, late President, or j ganlzed the revolution that overthrew , Porflro Diaz in Mexico, the Madero family will reside in New York rather than here. Phone your subscription to The Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4.