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Some Important Bills I
Were Introduced Today
Both houses of the legislative as
sembly put in u busy session this
morning, though the Senate as usual
tiinshed tirst. Senator Millard in
troduced two new bil.s in the Senate.
One is to prohibit the issuance of non
negotiable acknowledgments of in
debtedness in payment of wages due
employees. The bill provides that any
check issued must be payable in cash
without discount in any bank in the
Division in which issued wages be
come due and payable immediately on
discharge or voluntary quitting of em
ployees except itt case of strike, when
the wage is due only on the regular
pay day.
The other bill is designed to compell
a man to support his wife or minor
children. He can be adjudged guil
ty of misdemeanor for non-support
and be compelled to work on public
roads, the wages due being transmit
ted to his wife or children, or at the
discretion of the court he may. be
fore trial or after conviction be al
lowed to remain out of custodj on his
own t cognizance, by paying a stated
sum weekly to his wife or guardian of
his children. The common law mar
riage is recognized by this law and
commissioner's courts are given con
current jurisdiction with the district
Nine new bills were introduced in
the House .eight of which were amend
ments to the Alaska Code, introduced
by Aid rich of Nome. The other was
by Ingram and is designed to prevent
the practice of employment agents and
transportation companies of sending
or inducing working men to move from
one of Alaska to another or from
other States to any part of Alaska by
misrepresentation or false statements.
It is far-reaching in effect and will
have a tendency to keep down stam
pedes to bogus mining strikes.
The Senate convened at 10 a. m.
The committee on judiciary and fed
eral relations reported that Senate Bill
Xo. 25 be made the special order of
Monday. March 24. The came com
mittee recommended that Senate Bill
Xo. 7 and Senate Bill Xo. 20 be print
ed adopted.
The committee on Labor, capital
and immigration recommended that
Senate Bill Xo. 31 be printed -adopted.
Senate Bill Xo. 29 was read the sec
ond time and ordered engrossed.
Senate Bills Xos. 32 and 33 were
read the first time and referred.
Adjourned to 10 a. m. March 24.
The House convened at 10 a. m.
The committees on labor .capital and
immigration reported back House Bill
Xo. 12 that it do pass with certain
The second reading of House Bills
Xos. 21 to 29 inclusive was deferred
until Monday. March 24.
House Bill Xo. 30, an act to prevent
employment agents and transportation
companies from inducing working men
to move from one point to another by
false statements, by Ingram, was in
House Bills Xos. 30 to 3S inclusive,
amending the Alaska Code, by Aid
rich. were introduced.
Senate Joint Memorial (substitue)
Xo. 2 was referred to committee on
ways and means: Senate Joint Resolu
tion Xo. 5 was referred to committee
on roads and highways.
Senate Bill Xo. 12 was referred to
committee on roads and highways:
Senate Bill Xo. 14 was referred to com
mittee on Territorial institutions.
Adjourned to 10 a. m. Monday, Mar.
I 24 ?
J. H Cobb, the Juneau lawyer, is,
very strongly opposed to Indian suff
rage in Alasa. Me thinks it would be
a folly comparable with the granting
of Negro suffrage in the South.
Speaking on the question yesterday,
he said:
"A triumphant and \indietive party,
forty-six years ago. fastened upon the
Southern States, through the Fifteenth
Amendment, the unspeakable curse of
Negro suffrage. A few years later.
John J. Ingalls. of Kansas, a great
leader of that same party called this
act a 'crime against civilization.' Chas.
Francis Adams, who had taken a lead
ing part, having the Fifteenth Amend
ment adopted, repented in sackcloth
and ashes. Indeed .there has been no
prominent man in public life. North.
South. East, or West, for more than
two decades who has not recognized
the conferring of suffrage upon the
Negro as the greatest mistake this Na
tion ever made .and the punishment
for it has been borne by the whole
country as well as by the South. And
now. after more than orty years the
South has succeeded by a series of
wise laws in practically nullifying,
with the general consent and applause
of the Nation .this same Fifteenth
Amendment. :soming na? ?uu<u
lated the general growth and pros
perity of that section as the elemina
tlon of the Negro as a factor In pol
itics wrought by the recent franchise
laws of the Southern States.
"One would think that this great!
lesson .drawn from so recent history
of our own. would not be forgotten by
any legislature on the American con
tinent. Yet. here in Alaska. In the
first legislature in the first month of
its session, a bill is introduced con
ferring the elective franchise upon the
native Indians under certain condi
"Of the details of thatibill. how it pro-.
poses to bake a vote-creating machine
out of each and every commissioner in
the Territory, it is unnecessary to
speak But it does raise the far
broader and more important question
of whether this is to be and remain
a white man's country. Many patriot
ic Alaskans are eagerly looking for
ward to the time when the Territory
shall take her rightful place among
the States of this Union. That time
can be materially shortened or length
ened by the actions of this and suc
ceeding legislatures. The conferring
of the electoral franchise upon the
Indians is one of the th.ngs that would
indefinitely postpone it.
"Give to the Indians all fairness, jus
tice .even generosity, but the fran
chise. Never! Never!!"
Prank Manley Is
Juneau Visitor
Frank .Manley, pioneer in the Min
ook, Fairbanks, Hot Springs and Idit
arod mining districts, and probably
the wealthiest mining operator in all
the Alaska interior, arrived on the
Princess May, and is a Juneau visitor.
He will remain here until the next
Westward steamer sails, when he will
leave for the iditarod, the center of
his greatest activities at this time.
He has not determined whether he will
go in by way of Fairbanks or whether
he will go directly to Seward and go
in over the trail from that place.
Mr. Manley left Mrs. Manley in Cal
ifornia where they have spent thj
winter for Mrs. Mauley's health. Mrs.
Manley is now recovering from an op
eration .and will go to the interior
on one of the first boats after the open
ing of Yukon navigation.
Mr. Manley is renewing old friend
ships made in Juneau before the
Klondike rush. He came to this place
in 1S96 .and outfitted here for the in
He was one of the early locators
on Minook creek. In the Rampart dis
trict. I^ater he owned Discovery
claim and other valuable property on
Cleary creek in the Fairbanks dis
trict. He took an Immense fortune
from this district, and became inter
ested in Fairbanks banking and other
interests in that ctiy. Afterwards he
became financially involved on ac
count of his large investments in the
Hot Springs district. His embarrass
ment did not continue for long .how
ever .as he got In on the Iditarod strike
and made another large fortune there.
This, with the continued production
of his Cleary creek properties until
two or three years ago. has placed him
In such a commanding position fi
nancially that he will remain one of
the very rich men of the Northwest.
Mr. Manley is in perfect health. He
has gained in flesh to such an ex
tent that those that had known him
for years as a slender, wiry and ac
tive man of about 145 pounds, hardly
knew him with his added 40 pounds
of weight.
This week Dr. Mahone, physician
for the government hospital performed
three major operations successfully
on native patients in the institution.
The Orpheum Theatre reports an
entire change of pictures for the show
1 tonight
As fast ns building material can be
assembled contracting firms are begin
ning operations on structures. The
fine weather prevailing at this time in
duces activities.
The Juneau Construction Company
today started work on the handsome
new residence for J. 13. Marshall. The
same company is remodeling the room
next to their office for a first class car
penter shop.
The old Record building is being
remodeled by the Juneau Construction
Company for Oscar Ohman. There
is to be a saloon established on the
The work on the Clark building now
controlled by William BurnB, is pro
gressing rapidly.
A new floor is being laid in Barra
gar's Postoffice Store, in the Lyons
building. A large extension to the
structure is also being added back of
the postoffice.
Tom McCaul is also having an ex
tension made to the rear of his build
An addition is being built to the
Alaska-Gastineau barn.
The Worthen Mills, formerly the
Alaska Supply Company's mill, is be
ing remodeled and put in condition for
Many new cottages are under way
in different sections of town.
City Statesmen
Very, Very Shy
The local political situation is being
punctuated by shrieks of silence, so
far as the announcements of candida
cy are concerned. Local patriots are
under cover?forced there no doubt by
extreme modesty.
The knowing ones, however, say that
several well known citizens are mak
ing medicine and that when "Mayor
Bishop's gavel hits the table next Mon
day night there will be candidates a
At the present moment the sav
iors of the country refuse to be smoked
out. There is a whisper abroad that
the Socialists will have a ticket in
the field but nothing definite could
be found out.
If the bill signed by Governor Clark
yesterday had had an emergency
clause, probably the quietness would
not be so pronounced?but their
chance is coming and this the last
campaign in which general lethargy
will have full sway.
Thp W'oodv brothers, wizzards of
the moving picture world, are at Ju
neau, and next week they will Dro
duce some of their wonders at the
Orpheum Theatre. Thursday and Fri
day of next week they will produce
Homer's Odyssey, a classic master
piece, and Saturday Dante's Paradise,
one- of the most remarkable things
ever produced on a white curtain will
be given.
The program from day to day will
be given in The Empire.
The city council held a regular meet
ing last night but little of Importance
developed beyond the discussion over
the petition for a liquor license for a
bar to be established in the Fitzger
ald building near the City dock.
Judge Lyons put the matter of
granting the license up to the city
council. It was decided by the city
not to oppose the granting of the li
Several bills were audited and or
dered paid.
All '87 Pioneers are requested to be
present at Odd Fellows' hall Tuesday
evening at 8 o'clock. Business of im
portance. J. T. MARTIN,
j 3-22-3t. President.
The Grand Benefit Entertainment
and Ball for the "All-Alaska Sweep
stakes" purse, Is arousing great inter
est in social circles.
Every member of the legislature is
on one or two committees connected
with the management and the interest
of many important business men has
been enlisted in the cause.
McCombs Refuses To Be
Ambassador To Trance
WASHINGTON. March 22.?William
F. McCombs, chairman of the Demo
cratic National Committee, today final
ly declined to accept the appointment
as ambassador to France. He issued
a statement in which he said:
[ "I do not feci that I can leave my
life work in the practice of the law
I to enter public life. At the same time
II will lend every assistance within my 1
power to the administration of Pres-,
ident Wilson and to Democratic party." j
Constantine I. Is i
King of the Helenes
ATHENS, March 22.?Crown Prince
Constantino took the constitutional
oath as "Constantine I., King of the
Helenes," today.
The body of tho late King George I.
will arrive her? from Saloniki on a
Grecian warship March 26, and the
funeral will occur March 20.
Wilson Receives Acknowledgements
WASHINGTON, March 22. ? Presi
dent Woodrow Wilson today received
a message from the Dowager Queen
Olga, of Greece, acknowledging his
telegram of condolences on account of
the death of King George, and express
ing her thanks for his solicitude.
CHICAGO, March 22. ? While the'
weather is stiil cold, the wind and
snow is abating. Communications!
throughout the country have been re
stored. The dead reported as a re
sult of the storm to date number more
than 100. More than f>00 have been in
jured in various ways. The property
loss will exceed $5,000,000.
Humphery Bros.
Are Executed
SALEM, Ore., jiarch 22. ? George
and Charles Humphrey, brothers, were
hanged at the St3t?r,tren1ttu?tlary In
this city today for the murder of Mrs.
Eliza Griffith, June 11,1912. The Hum
phrey brothers hoped for a reprieve
from Gov. West almost to the last min
ute. The executive contended, how-1
ever, that the crime for which the ex-;
edition tok place was particularly atro-|
cious. and that if anyone deserved,
hanging the Humphrey brothers de-j
served it.
NEW YORK, March 22. ? Human
hair valued by the appraisers of the
United States custom house at $100,
000 has been found in a stable in this
city belonging to the Musicas family,
importers, who were arrested a few
days ago in New Orleans. The hair
had been smuggled into the United
Prizefighter Is
Killed by Blow
PITTBURGH, March 22.?Tommy
La Velle, the lightweight, was killed
last night from the effects of a blow
received in a bout with George Ad
just completed extensive improve
ments in the brewery and is now
fully prepared to handle the large bus
iness coming to it this season.
In order to give its customers the
very best beer than can be obtained,
carloads of malt have been ordered
from the East and Bohemian hops
have just arrived from Germany, duty
on which has recently been paid to
the U. S. custom house in Juneau. The
Eastern malt, imported Bohemian
hops, combined with the best water
in the world insures the production
of a beer equal to any produced in
the United States. The brewery has
been in operation since 1898 and is
therefore a Pioneer Industry and en
titled to a liberal patronage.
?Mar.?22-24-29. S. /Jynda. Propr.
Oscar Freburg, nown locally as the
"Terrible Swede," was arrested by Cap
! tain Martin for disturbing the peace
I and as a general nuisance yesterday
afternoon. Commissioner Winn this
afternoon sentenced him to 20 days in
the Juneau jail and to pay the costs
of trial.
Aleutian Islands
Game Perserve
WASHINGTON, March 22.?'The bi
ological survey, of the bureau of fish
eries and the bureau of education are
carrying out the last official order of
former President William H. Taft, cre
ating a fish and game reserve on the
Aleutian Islands. Three herds of rein
deer will be sent to the islands from
the mainland next summer.
WASHINGTON, March 22.?Former
Congressman Nicholas Longworth, son
in-law of Col. Theodore Roosevelt, was
presented to President Woodrow Wil
son yesterday afternoon by Represen
tative Oscar W. Underwood, chair
man of the ways and means commit
tee. Mr. Longworth was a member
of the House ways and means comm't
tee in the last Congress. He was de
feated for re-election by a Democrat
in his Cincinnati district.
TROY, N. Y? March 22.?Former
Gov. Frank S. Black died this morn
ing. His family is being Hooded with
telegrams of condolence.
Damaging Evidence
Against Mrs. Eaton
CHICAGO. March 22.?Marshall Gal
lion, formerly personal attorney for
Mrs. Katon, today made public a let
ter from Mrs. Eaton in which she
asked him how she could get rid
of her husband. Rear Admiral Eaton.
Mrs. Eaton is held in Jail in Massa
chusetss, without bond, awaiting the
action of the grand jury.
The Princess May arrived last night
with the following passengers for Ju
Geo. Lanton, A. Mowran, Frank Mc
Coy, W. C. Flaherty. D. F. Leltch.
Mrs. F. O. Brun, L. O. Bran; S. O. Bran,
J. S. Robertson, Mr. Nawetts, C. Scat
ray, Frank Manley, J. H. Jackson, Mr.
Sgdlvit, Mrs. Crulckshanks, Miss,
Criukshanks, Mr. W. B. Wood worth,
Geo. Wagnell, J. S. Noodyn, C. F. Noo
dy. Mr. Stookes, A. Aslam, Mr. Hok
waman, J. A. Lowman, R. Lowhan,
Mr. Stephens. C. W. Collins, C. W.
Dwyer, W. Balo. and Mike Laren.
The Daily Empire delivered in Ju
neau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00
a month.
Attorney for Defense
Blames Guggenheims
CHICAGO, March 22.?Albert Fink, i
chief* attorney for the defense in the
Frost case, made his opening state
ment today. In the course of his re
marks, he said:
"I do not want to charge any one of1
conspiracy in the absence of proof, but
there are many suspicious circum-.
stances that would indicate that this.
prosecution and trial are being man
aged In the interest of Morgan and
the Guggenheims with the Intent of
driving independent operators out of
the country."
Judge K. M. Landis, the presidiig
Judge, interrupted Mr. Fink, to say:
"You will have every possible as
sistance of the court to bring witness
es ,who know anything or will say ai y
thing that will bear out that suspic
ion, here to testify."
Five Alaska Gold Claims
Sold for Half-Million
SEATTLE. .March 22. ? One of the j
largest mining deals that has been
turned in the West in a long time was
consummated when the (lold nullion
Company, of Willow creek, on the j
Little Susitna, sold to L. C. Thompson,
of Toronto, live claims for $445,000.
Information as to the completion of j
the transaction became public today.
The Gold Bullion property js lust
half a mile from that of the Alaska j
Gold Quartz Mining Company, ot which
Kepresenative Milo Kelly, of Knik iB
at the head. The legislative mem
ber form Knik said that he was not
mh prised to near tha' th?- deal mi l
[?one through as it had been und.-r
l.ond for s ?? fine.
It isa good property. Another ad
joining property on Willow creek is
that of the Free Gold Mining Com
pany. The entire three properties had
been under bond at $1,200,000.
Representative Shoup introduced u j
bill in the House of Representatives [
today providing for the regist -ation of
Vital statistics in the Ten itory of Alas
ka. It makes the secretary of the
Territory ex-officio registrar of vital
statistics. He is required to have pre
pared blanks setting forth all the nec
essary details which shall he furni
ished the clerks of the courts. United
States commissioners, physicians, min
isters of the gospel, hospitals, captains
of passenger vessels, and all others
that might have use for them, on
which to record all the facts in case'
of births, deaths and marriages. It
is provided that these shall be record
ed by the United States Commissioners j
and forwarded to the registrar of vi
tal statistics, who must make a per
manent record of them, and supply any
information from them that might be j
wanted by the United States census
bureau, and others that might ask for
them, in the case of private parties
[Securing copies of records they are I
required to pay a fee of one dollar for
The law requires the certificate of a
birth to contain the place of birth,
time, name of child, sex, whether of
plural birth, llgitimate or illigitimate,
full name of father, residence, color,
race, birthplace, age, and occupation;
maiden name of mother, esidence,
color and race, birthplace, age, occu
pation, number of child of mother,
number of children of mother living,
whether born alive or not, and the
physician or midwife in attendance.
A certificate of death must show
time and place of death, name, age
sex, birthplace, color, cause of death
of decedent, also whether married,
; single, divorced, widowed, etc., and
the same data concerning the parents
| of deceased.
The marriage certificates must con
tain all the information now provided
for such certificates, but requires that
the ymust be recorded with the regis
trar of vital statistics in addition to
the United States commissioners as
at present. Penalties are made for
failure or neglect to enforce the law
or comply with its requirements.
Case Photographs
historic Scene
A permanent record of the scene,
when Gov. Walter E. Clark attached
his signature to the first bill to pass
the Alaska Legislature, was made by
Photographer W. H. Case yesterday
afternoon. In the photograph of the
scene Gov. Clark Is the central figure
and is in the act of signing his name
to the bill. Representative Arthur G.
Shoup, author of the bill, Senator Con
rad Preedlng, who piloted it through
the Senate, and W. W. Shorthill, pri
vate secretary to the Governor, are
interested spectators. The photo
graph is an excellent likenes of all the
participants in the historic event.
NOME, March Ti.- Johan Kore:t,>
another survivor of the wrecked
schooner Kittewake, arrived at this
place y< nterday from Cape Serge, Si
beria. Koren is a Norwegian and was
in the service of his government as a
Smith Will Head
Fisheries Bureau
WASHINGTON. March 22. ? Dr.
Hugh Smith, assistant commissioner
of fisheries, is said to be slated for
appointment as head of the tisheries
bureau to succeed the present com
missioner, George M. Bowers, of Went
Mr. and Mrs. ("has. Goldstein and
children and Alvin Goldstein and h s
bride will return to Juneau on ti e
Spokane leaving Seattle next Tues
A large party consisting of members
of the legislature and friends in Jo
neau, chaperoned by Senator and Mm.
Millard enjoyed the swimming pool of
the Treadwell Club for a time last
ING has taken place 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 hat?.
Come and see us and be convinced,
i l-17-6t. MRS. WILLIAM WINN.
to announce that its Easter Bock Betr
is now ready.
The brewery is noted for the su
perior quality of Bock Beer it pro
duces. but this year the quality excels
any yet offered. The great care ha",
ing been used in the selection of ma
terials. It is invigorating and exhil
arating and will prove a good antidote
for hard work, care and worry.
Try it and you will be satisfied.
! Our Bock Beer will be sold In kegs or
1 bottles, and orders from families wi .1
; be filled by calling up 'phone 2-9.
3-21-4t. S.Zynda, Propr.
The new Spring and Summer styles
are now ready. You are cordially in
vited to call and inspect them.?
The Commercial Cafe has just in
stalled a steam serving table which
will expedite the service and Insurs
everything being served on piping hot
dishes. 3-20-tX

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