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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1. NO. 114. ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE, THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS NATION DOES HONOR TO MR BRYAN Representative Ingram a Proposes Lien Law If House Bill No. 17. introduced by Representative Ingram, of Yaldez. be comes a law every person furnishing supplies or w ho performs any labor; of any kind or nature on a mine, either quartz or placer, will have a tlrst lien on the property. The bill has been read the second time and is now in J the hands of the committee on mines | and manufactures. The text of the bill follows: "That Section 262 of Title 3. Chap-j ted 2S of the Act of June k. 1900, en-; titled "An Act making further provis ion for a civil government for Alas ka and for other purposes" be amended as follows: "Sec. 1 That every person who shall do work upon or furnish mater ial for the working or development of I any mine. lode, mining claim, or de posit yielding metals or minerals of any kind, or for working or develop ing of airy such mine. lode, or deposit in search of any such metals or miner als: and any person who shall do work or furnish upon any shaft, tunnel, drift, incline, adit, or other excavation de signed for the use of working or, draining -any such mine. lode, or de posit. and any person who shall work upon or furnish material for any tram way road or trail used for the work ing or developing of any such mine or mines or upon any mill or mines: and any person who shall perform work or labor or service on any road, tramway or trail, or in any mill, boarding-house, shop, assay office or otherwise, in the working or operation of any such mine or mines: and any person who shall perform work, labor or service in freighting or packing any mater ial or supplies for the use. working or operation of any such mine or mines; ? and any person who shall furnish any provisions or supplies for the working and developing of any such mine, or running any boarding-house or reduc tion works connected or operated therewith, shall have a lien upon the the same to secure to him the pay ment for work or labor done or ma terial furnished by each, respectively. which shall attach in every case to such mine, lode or deposit, and to any road, tramway, mill, reduction works or other improvement owned in con nection with and used in the opera tion and working of the same, al though such shaft, tunnel, incline, ad it. drift or other excavation, mill or improvement be not within the limits of such mine, lode or deposit; Provid ed. that when two or more mines, lodes or deposits owned or claimed by the person or persons shall be worked through a common shaft or tunnel, incline, adit, drift or other ex cavation or cover one tram or at one mill or other reduction works, then all the mines, lodes or deposits so worked, and all millsltes, roads, tramways, mills or other works used and owned in connection therewith, shall for the purpose of this act be deemed one mine: and Provided Furth er. that this section shall not be deemed to apply to the owner or own ers of any mine, lode, deposit, shaft, tunnel, incline, adit, drift or other excavation, mill, or millsite when the same shall be worked by a lessee or lessees, provided a lessor of any such mine. lode, deposit, shaft, tunnel, in cline. adit, drift or other excavation, millsite or mill shall have recorded in the mining records of the district wherein any such mine is located a copy of such lease before the work shall have begun on any such prop erty and notice posted in thre con spicuous places, to-wit: mouth of the shaft or tunnel and in the boarding house. "Sec. 2.?That in all cases as set forth in the proceeding section of this act. the time allowed in which to file such liens shall be sixty days after the performance of such work, labor, or service or the delivery of any ma terials or supplies of any kind or na ture. "Sec. 3.?That labor liens shall in all cases take precedence of all other liens of any kind or nature. "Sec. 4.?All acts or parts of acts in conflict with this act shall be hereby repealed." - M'BRIDE WANTS EIRE PROTECTION "We must adopt an up-to-date tire, alarm system at once," said J. C. >lc Bride this morning, "or some day a tire will get such headway before it is located that the entire town will be seriously m-maced. "The other day the boys dragged a hose cart up Chicken ridge looking for a bla/.e and then had to run down and drag the apparatus through the mud before the fire was located and by the time they had reached the tire they were not fit for work. "We also want a new municipal building." continued Mr. McBride. "one that will do for a city hall or council chamber, city jail, house the fire ap paratus and have living rooms for some of the firemen on the second floor. It can be built on the city lot. "We must not stop with this," he said, "but we should immediately start the nucleus of a paid department by employing two men who will devote all their attention to the business of fighting fire and guarding against it. "We must be sure and establish the salt water system of mains, espec ially in the down-town sections. And we should greatly increase the fresh water system so it will be more ef ficient in all parts of the city. Juneau is destined to double her population in the next few months and the facil ities at hand under present conditions are not too good. We can't afford to take the risk of losing the town by a great conflagaration when proper pre caution will insure safety." AT THE ORPHEUM A good-sized audience witnessed the splendid offering at the Orpheum last night. Tonight is change night and many very interesting films are to be exposed. POPE IS TOO ILL TO RECEIVE PORFIRO DIAZ ROME. March 20.?The Vatican phy sicians today refused to permit the Pope to receive former President Por flro Diaz, of Mexico. PARIS. March 20?Jean Barthou has' been requested by the President to form a Cabinet. Juneau Expected to Help in Purse That a great deal of interest is be ing taken in the All-Alaska Sweep stakes in the States and that it is desired to make this great event popu lar by allowing all sections of the territory to participate is shown by two telegrams received by Senator Bruner yesterday. The first is from Berkeley, Califor na, and signed by the well known au thor of Northland verse, Esther Birds all Darling, and reads: "The world is howling for the big dog race. What can the famous First Alaska statesmen and Juneau do for the dogs that have put Alaska on the map." The second telegram is from the Nome Kennel club, at Nome, and indi cates a willingness to accept Juneau's offering to the Arctic Derby. It reads: "All representatives of the Second Division at Juneau are requested to further the movement for a success ful All-Alaska Sweepstakes race, start ing April 10." The members or tne legislature win provide most of the entertainment, and there will be singing, speaking, clog dancing and many other features. Some of the best local talent will be drawn on to complete the fun .making. The program will be followed by dancing. GOVERNOR BLACK OF NEW YORK IS DYING TROY, X. Y? March 20.?Frank S. York, is dying at his home in this York is dying at his home in this city. Black was governor of New York from 1897 to 1899. He is one of the great orators and lawyers of the Na tion. TANK SHIP LANSING IS DISCHARGING OIL The oil-tank steamship Lansing ar rived at Treadwell yesterday evening at six o'clock and is today discharging a cargo of 47,000 barrels of oil at that place. The I^ansing's cargo is from the California oil fields. Phone your subscription to The Daily Empire. Phone 8-7-4. Second Class Cities Proposed Representative Arthur G. Shoup, of Sitku, has introduced a bill in the House ot' Representatives, authorizing the incorporation of "Cities of the Sec ond Class" in Alaska. The bill gives the inhabitants of any town having fifty or more inhabitants the right to incorporate as a city of this class. The bill makes the governing body of the proposed second class municipal ities a board of three trustees, and de fines their powers. The towns of this j class are not given the right to par ticipate in the proceeds of the license or occupation taxes collected by the federal government. The method of procedure in establshing second class cities will be similar to that now por vided by law for other municipalities except that they willfTl ill ill fil except that proceedings will be before the United States commissioner in stead of the district court. The powers and limitations of the second class cities are set forth in the bill as follows: "First?To provide suitable rules governing their own body and to elect one of their members president, who shall be ex-ofilcio mayor. "Second?To make rules for all elec tions in said city of the second class. "Third To provide for necessary street improvements, fire protection, water supply, all lights, wharfage, sew erage, protection of public health and expense of assessment and collection of taxes. "Fourth -To impose and collect a poll tax on electors, tax on dogs and cats, a general tax on real and per sonal property, and possessory rights and improvement provided no such tax shall exceed one-third of one percent urn of the assessed valuation of prop erty. and all assessments made by the assessor of the corporation of the sec class shall be subject to review by the council; provided, further, no bonded indebtedness shall be author ized for any purpose. "Nothing in this act shall be con strued to give said incorporation of the second class any authority over or right to any monies collected there in under the provision of the act of Congress approved March 3, 1S99. en titled "An Act to' Define and Punish Crimes in the District of Alaska, and to Provide a Code of Criminal Proced ure in said District." or any amend ments made thereto." I BANKERS WITHDRAW FROM NEGOTIATIONS NEW YORK, March 20.?As a re sult of the administration's .attitude the bankers of this city announced this morning their withdrawal from the negotiations over the Chinese loans. They will not further insist that any part of it be placed through them. Legislators Desire Ideas for a Seal A bill is being prepared by members of the House of Representatives adopt ing a new seal for the Territory of Alaska, and the members would be pleased to have suggestions from resi dents of the Territory as to a design for the seal. The seal that is being used now is for the "District of Alas ka." and passage of the organic aci for the Territory removed any and all controversy over the question as to whether or not It is the "District of Alaska" or the "Territory of Alaska." It is conceded now by those that re fused to follow the decision of the United States supreme court that it is the "Territory of Alaska." Hence the action of the members of the Leg islature in preparing a bill establish ing a seal for the Territory. It is planned to introduce the bill some time next week, and the mem bers would be pleased to have sugges tions before that time. All suggestions will be given earnest consideration. A preliminary step toward the prop osition of creating a new seal, Repre sentative F. M. Boyle, of Valdez, had passed in the House a few days ago a resolution requesting Gov. Walter E. Clark to submit to the House all correspondence between his office and that of the Secretary of the Territory, William L. Distin, in relation to the adoption of the seal now used. The correspondence was submitted to the House this morning. SEATTLE, March 20.?George Has kins, a pioneer of Rampart. Circle City and the Klondike, died in this city last night. Senate Memorial Calls Out Great Argument The commlttoe substitute for Senate Joint Memorial No. 2, by Bruner, acme up in the Senate this morning as the special order of the day. The substi tute recommended that Congress pass an act for the relief of the Seward Peninsula Railroad, by rimltting the annual license tax of $100 per mile. Senator Millard offered an amend ment which would Include all of the | railroads in Alaska, stating that he was opposed to class legislation; that it would be unjust to remove the tax on one railroad that was operated at a loss and retain it on another that was running at a loss simply because one company was broke and the other rich. The Copper River road lost more in calamities every year than the earn ings amounted. He was speaking for the roads of his division. The country could not develop without capital and capital would not be available if sub jected to unjust and burdensome taxes. Senator Tanner strongly opposed the amendment because it would relieve the White Pass & Yukon from paying tax on its IS miles of track. This line he said was paying a large dividend; that it was a monopoly and he was not in favor of robbing the indigent fund to allow this company to keep that portion of its extorition money now paid back in taxes. He read from a report showing that $1,200 per car load was charged for a haul of 60 miles. Senator breeding spoae against mc amendment stating that the Seward Peninsula road was not turning a wheel because of this tax and that it never could operate until the tax was removed: that there would be no pro fit In operating even with the tax re moved but that it was necessary *n the prospector to linve the road op erate in order to develop the country. Senator Sutherland did not think that the amendment should pass. The substitute as offered was a measure to help restore an abandoned railroad to a condition where it would be avail able to the prospectors. He did not think the Legislature should ask that tlie tax be removed from the road of a ricli company that was able to pay. Millard replied to Tanner by sug gesting that the government might levy on the earnings of a railroad. President Ray called Senator Tripp to the chair and addressed the body. Senator Ray sal dthat the Third Divis ion had more railroad mileage than all the bnlance of Alaska and that not one of the roads could possibly pay expenses: that the license tax exacted by the government came directly out of the pockets of the prospectors who were attempting to develop the coun try: that the interstate commerce com mission would not take steps to re (luce rates where a showing was made that the roads were losing money and paying excessive taxes. Senator Rodcn asked that the mat-1 ter go over for two or three days un-1 til the matter could bo looked up. Senator Bruner objected stating that he wanted the matter settled now. He said that if the Copper River & North western wanted its taxes remitted it should ask for it. The Seward Renin ' aula road had done so and it was I granted; the same was done for the Tanana valley road, and now the Sew ard Peninsula road was asking for it. Senator Millard said that he offered the admendment in order to get an esxpression from the Senate on its attitude toward capital that was seek ing to develop the country and that now it having served itb purpose he would withdraw It. The s ubstitute was then passed. Senate The Senate convened at 10 a. m. The committee substitute for Senate Joint Memorial No. 2, by Bruner was passed. This measure recommended , that the government license tax on the Seward Peninsula Railroad be re*: moved. Senate Joint Memorial, by Tanner, relating to the building of a wagon road from Skagway to White Pass summit, was read first time and re ferred. House Bill No. 4, by Shoup. relating I to compulsory education, was referred. ? House Joint Memorial No. 4, by Aldrich, relating to ahffi to navigation, was referred. Senate Bill No. 27, by Bruner, pro viding a license for lawyers, was in troduced and read first time. Senate Bill No. 28, by Sutherland, an act to provide official ballots for elections, was read and referred. Senate Bill 29, by Tanner, relating j to protection of life against fire in ho tels and lodgings. Adjourned to 10 a. m. Mar 21. i House Teh House convened at 10 a. in. The commltte on roads and high ways reported favorably on House Joint Memorial Resolution No. 6, by Driscoll asking for a bridge across Chena river. Shoup introduced House Bill No. 20, providing for the incorporation of sec ond class cities. Senate Bill No. 4, by Millard, relat ing to legal holidays, taken from table and referred to committee. House Bill No. 4. by Shoup, a com pulsory education act, was ordered printed. Adjourned until 10 a. m. Mar. 21. ? * former Gov. Mead of Washington Dies BELLINGHAM, Wash. March 20. ? Former Governor Albert E. Mead, of Washington, died at his home in this city last night of heart failure. Former Gov. Albert E. Mead was a pioneer of Washington State, to which he came in the eighties from Kansas. He located at Blaine, Whatcom Coun ty, Washington, and began the prac tice of law. He served the people of his county two terms as prosecuting attorney, and was twice elected to the State Legislature, where he was chairman of the House judiciary com mittee and one of the leading members of the body. In 1904 he was elected governor of the State of Washington, . after an exciting campaign, defeating former Senator George Turner, of Spo kane. He served four years. The most notable accomplishment of his administration was the settlement of a prolonged fight over railroad legisla tion by the passage of a bill creating the first railroad commission in his State. He was defeated for re-nom ination for governor by the late Sam uel G. Cosgrove in a close triangular fight. Former Gov. Henry McBridc was the other antagonist. After his retirement from the governor's office in 11)09, Gov. Mead resumed the prac tice of law at Bellingham, the county seat of Whatcom County. He is sur vived by a widow and several children. He was about 50 years of age. Officer's Widow is Arrested BINGHAM, Mass.. March 20.?Mrs. Eaton, wife of the late Rear Admiral Joseph G. Eaton, was arreBted today in connection with the charges that i he met his death by poisoning. I SUFFRAGETTE ARSON SQUADS DESTROY $100,000 LONDON, March 20.?Two suffragist arson squads destroyed property to the amount of $100,000 in England. This includes the residence of the widowed lady, Mrs. WJilte. Austria Again Troublesome VIENNA, March 20. ? Austria is again becoming harrassing to the Bal kan countries. Several pre-emptory demands have been made upon Mon tenegro. I U. S. MILITARY PRISON TO BE ABANDONED SAN FRANCISCO, March 20 ? The United States Government has decid ed to abandon Alcatraz as a military | prison. President Wilson Pays Bryan Glowing Tribute LINCOLN, Neb. March 20.?Presi dent Wood row Wilson paid William J. Bryan a glowing tribute in a tele gram that was read last night at a banquet in honor of the fifty-third birthday anniversary of the great com-! moner. Among other things, the Pres ident said: "It Is a supreme comfort to have the aid and counsel of such a man." The reading of the telegram created tremendous enthusiasm. Cheers for the President commingled with those; for the Secretary of State. The celebration of Bryan's birthday was the occasion of one of the great ost outpourings that ever took place in the country, laterally thousands of Nebraskans and citizens of the West participated. Most of the men of note in the entire Middle West were here, and everywhere was acknowl edgement given that the principles of Bryan have triumphed in the Nafc tion. In adidtion to the telegram to the toastmaster of the banquet, President Wilson sent a personal telegram of congratulations to Bryan himself. Constantine Will Take Oath as King Tomorrow ATHENS, March 20.?Crown Prince Constantino will tako the oath as King of the Helenes tomorrow. Murderer Was Medical Instructor ATHENS, March 20.?It lias devel oped that Aleko Schinas, the murder er of King George, was formerly an instructor in the medical department of the University of Athens. That lie was fatally deseased has boon roc I oknized for a long time. Of late ho has boon living a wretched lifo subsist ing almost entirely on milk. Body Lies in State SALONIKI, March 20.--The body of King George I., is lying in state at the palace, which were his headquar ters. HUNTINGTON WILSON IN OVER CHINESE MATTER WASHINGTON, March 20, ? Hun-1 tington Wilson, first assistant seen -' tary of state, resigned today because' of the policy of the administration in connection with the Chinese loan. It was known yesterday evening j that Assistant Secretary Wilson was piqued because he first learned of the policy of the administration in con nection with the Chinese loans through the newspapers. He said he had no reason to suppose the negotiations be tween the United States and the great powers of the world over this ques tion "would be abruptly determined in so unusual a manner." TARIFF CONSIDERED AT CONFERENCE WASHINGTON, Mar. 20.?The lead ers of the United Suites Senate and House of Representatives got togeth er yesterday afternoon for a long con ference over the preliminaries in con nection with the tariff legislation at the extraordinary session of Congress n">:t moil til. It was the first meeting of the kind that has taken place since the incoming of the administration. It is believed there will be complete har mony of action. HUMAN INTEREST I IN COAL CASES! CHICAGO. March 20.?Witness Hor- j rocks testifying against Frost yester day said that he signed an applica tion for a coal claim in Alaska but that he never knew the name of the claim for which he had asked. Judge I.andis, addressing him, asked: "You never had any cuirosity to know the name of your claim?" "I am ashamed to say that I did not," replied the witness. James Tak, formerly of the Klon- j dike, created a titter to spread through the court room, yesterday afternoon, by saying, when excused by Judge Lan dltc "I'm durned glad to get out of this burg." H.E. Horrocks, in the course of his testimony, admitted that he hoped that he would be rewarded for the use of his name. He is a citizen of Portland. COWBOY SHOOTS I UP MAYOR'S OFfTCE BUFFALO, N. Y., March 20.?When he was denied admittance yesterday afternoon to the ofllce of Mayor Louis P. Fuhrmann, Joseph Stefanski, a Montana cow-boy, "shot up" the may or's ofllce. Charles E. Lang, a ser geant of police, was faltaaly wounded. PRESIDENT MAY RECOGNIZE REPUBLIC WASHINGTON, March 20.?Presi dent Woodrow Wilson is seriously con sidering the formal recognition of the Chinese Republic. It is believed that he will make an announcement on the question in a few days. Turks Gain Advantage CONSTANTINOPLE, March 20.?In a battle lasting all Wednesday, the Turkish troops drove the Bulgarians from their positions south of the Telia- ' talja lines, and thus, temporarily at least, stayed the advance upon Con stantinople. GEN. BACON DIES AT PORTLAND PORTLAND, Ore., March 20.?Brig. Gen. John M. Bacon. United States Army, retired, died here yesterday af ternoon. JACK SULLIVAN IS DISCHARGED NEW YORK, March 20.?'The mur der indictment against Jack Sullivan for complicity in the killing of Gam bler Rosenthal was dismissed yester day afternoon on account of lack of evidence with which to secure a con viction. CHURCH SERVICES TONIGHT There will be a short service in Trinity Episcopal church, this evening at 7:30 p. m., followed by choir prac tice at 8 p. m. Tomorrow being Good Friday there will be services at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m. Everyone is cor dially welcome. A complete line of tobacco jars and pipe racks at BURFORDS.