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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL, 1. NO. 119. ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS FLOODS OVERWHELM CITIES OF OHIO _ I ~ ' Pioneers of Alaska Launched in Juneau Iglo No. 6. Pioneers of Alaska, was launched last night at Odd Felows* hall, by Frank A. Aldrich. member of the lower house of the Legislature, from Nome, who is installing otllcer at-large for the order. About sixty people were present, most of whom were members of the local society the '87 Pioneers. A temporary organization was per fected and the roll opened for charter membership. More than forty signed the temporary roll. It is worth noting that the age of those signing, from point of residence, ranges from 1S64 to 1900. Grover C. Winn was elected tempo rary president of the Igloo, and E. C. Russell was elected temporary sec retary. Installing ottlcer Aldrich sug gested that the charter be placed at some accessible point and then every member consider himself a committee of one to bring in two more members. It was decided upon motion of Captain Martin to have the charter roll left at Emery Valentine's store. Lang Cobb. Captain Martin and J. A. Snow were appointed a committee to make arrangements for a hall in which the Igloo can hold its meetings. After the principal business at the 1 evening was over the 'S7 Pioneers held a short session. General W. L. Dlstin was the first to sign in the temporary roll call of charter members, the others followed in rapid succession. The list follows with date of coming to the Territory: W. L. Distin 1897, Ed C. Russell 1898, J. R. Heckman 1886, W. J. Har ris 1882. J. B. Barnes 1891, M. C. Stew art 1S98. J. B. McPherson, 1S8S, E. laing Cobb 1898, Thos. J. Stover 1898, Martin Hansen 1S98, A1 Osgood 1895, j D. W. Walker 1885, Allen James 1899 David LeBlanc 1S96. J. T. Martin 1885. Thos. Knudson 1893. Joe McCoy 1897, Robert D. Gray 1S97, J. P. Morgan 1887, J. W. Syms 18S7, James Kelly 1894. Henry Alheidt 1900, George Boles 1SS0, Evan Overman 1S87, Aaron Levy 1S78. W. J. Harris 1SS4, Sain Kohn 1870. Frank A. Brown 1S93, Geo. A. Howe 18S6, J. G. Peterson 1888., i H. S. Sokoloff 1S64, M. C. Russell 1SS3, John T. Stephens 1885. Chas G. Melin 1S87. H. H. Williams 1889, Oscar Oil man 1S79. W. E. Northup 1877. T. E. Williams 1S96, David Martin 1869, J. A. Snow 1887, James Winn 1873. GAFFNEY EXPLAINS |l HIS OPPOSITION "While I am in favor of all reason able humanitarian legislation. I am op-!< posed to interference by the Terri- | torial government in Indian matters at i all. and 1 believe that conditions exist- I ing in Alaska do not require the ser-'t vices of a juvenile court at this time." I said Representative Thomas Gaffney. : of Nome, this morning in talking of t his vote upon the juvenile court bill. > Explaining, further. Mr. Gaffney con- 1 tinued: ; t "Alaska is sparsely settled as yet.1 i and the people of every community t know pretty well what is going on I about them. The inhabitants up here ( ar?* warm hearted, sympathetic and ; generous. Public sentiment is whole- s some, and demands a square deal for | everyone, and particularly for those t that are not able, on account of ten- | der years or other physical conditions. t to care for themselves. I cannot imag- ] ine a case that could arise any place |( in this territory where the interests j of a child cannot be trusted to the iJ people acting from the impulse of \ friendship or out of the goodness of 1 their hearts. As long as that con dition obtains it is far better for the ( child that aid should come to its as- ] sistance in the natural, whole-hearted ( manner that it always does come \ rather from the cold hand of a court, of Justice. "In the large cities where it is im posible for the community to lee.rn without careful investigation of the existence of perils to children or of particular Instances of distressed con , ditions there are. and rightly so. ju venile courts that guarantee a square deal to any youth that has been denied a fair opportunity by fate, but so far as Alaska is concerned. I would rather, put trust in the independent action of: the generous and warm-hearted people, j "These are my reasons for voting i against the juvenile court bill." Council Nominees Out of Race John ivtersou and Charles Naghel have withdrawn from the ticket as can- J didates for city councilmen in Juneau. Mr. Peterson announces that business matters will require that he be out of the city t'or most of the time during the ensuing year, and that it will be impossible, therefore, for him to make the race. Mr. Xoghel has assigned no reason for his withdrawal though he says it is not consistent for one connected with the civil service of the federal government to participate in munici pal politics. ************ * B. P. O. ELKS ? * SPECIAL NOTICE * * ? * Regular meeting this evening ? ? at 8:00 sharp. Election of offl- ? ? cers for the coming year will * * be held and a good attendance * * is expected. ? ? J. W. BELL. E.R. ? ? H. J. TURNER. Sec. ? ? *?***?*?*** KELLY INTRODUCES NATIVE FRANCHISE Representative Milo Kelly intro luced a bill in the House yesterday jrohibiting any Indian from voting vho has not become a citizen of the .'nited States, within the meaning of he federal statute of 1887, by severing tis tribal relations and taken up life is it is lived by the whites. The bill nakes it impossible for any Indian vho cannot read and write the Eng ish language to vote. It creates a dis rict board of Indian commissioners n each of the four judicial divisions o determine the qualifications of any ndian claiming the right to vote un ler the act. The board of Indian com nissioners, provided for in the bill, ihall consist of three members, one to >e appointed by the Governor, one bv he judge of the District Court for the Division and the other to be the sup erintendent of Indian schools for the Division. When there are more than >ne superintendent of Indian schools n a judicial division, then the District Fudge for the Division sh all designate vhich one shall be a member of the joard. Before he shall be granted a certifi cate that will entitle him to vote an Indian desiring to exercise the fran chise must make application for the privilege and support his application with an affidavit as follows: "I. , am an Indian, and was born in Alaska. My place of residence is now at , Alaska, I have no interest in or claim to any tribal prop erty, do not recognize tribal marriage or tribal inheritance customs, and do not live in a communal Indian house. I have adopted the habits of civilized life, and consider myself a citizen of the United States, and hereby apply for a certificate in recognition of that fact." It is made the duty of the board "to examine such application and the affi davit in support of such application, and such board shall have power to summon witnesses in any hearing on any application, for the issuance of a certificate, either for or against said applicant." It is provided that the board of Tn dian commissioners "shall have au thority, and it shall be their duty tc prepare and promulgate rules and reg ualtions and establish the time anc place for receiving and hearing ap plications herein provided for." The law makes the certificates is sued by the board competent evidence in any court in the Territory as t< the qualifications of the Indian voter Members of the board are allowet a salary of $5 per day while actually engaged in the work of their office) and subsistence and traveling expense) when engaged in other places thai their home towns. After the introduction of Mr. Kelly'i bill. Representative Arthur G. Shou] , withdrew his bill heretofore introduce* covering this subject, explaining tha he believed that Mr. Kelly's bill is ai improvement over his. DARROW CASE IS SET FOR JUNE 16T1 LOS ANGELES. March 26. ? Th second Darrow trial has been set fc 'June 16. Merry Time In House Today 1 House Bill No. It!, Representative Kennedy's measure to eliminate the walking delegate of labor organiza tions, couched in such terms that the title and text are at war with each other, caused a merry time In the House this morning. The title of the bills reads "A Bill for an Act to Pre vent Interference with Workmen in the Territory of Alaska." No where else does the term "workmen" appear in the bill. Section 1 of the bill says: "It shall be unlawful for any person to exact by threat, or coercion, any money tribute, or support whatsoever, from any person; or to induce him by threats or coercion, to join any or ganization." The House was consid ering the bill as a committee of the whole. Gaffaey turned his burst of oratory against the measure condemn ing it as a measure concocted to intim idate workingmen and a direct slap at organized labor. Burns, of Fair banks, also opposed the bill saying it could only be construed as adirect slap at organized labor. Ingersoll was op posed to the bill on the ground that it was class legislation and that any such bill that would be effective would of necessity be class legis'ation. As a lawyer he said that it was his opin ion that the bill could not be enforced and that a court of competent juris diction would annul it on acount of the defect in the title. It was aiming at one thing in the title while the text was broad enough to embrace many other things. The bill as now drawn was frivolous and would be unll and void. Those supporting the measure were Kennedy. Driscoll, and Collins. They claim that the measure is not designed to interfere with organized labor but at the uudesirable trouble makers who never work and want to keep good men from working through intimida tion and coercion and who live off the tribute exacted by organizations. The committee of the whole by a vote of 8 to 7 placed the bill on the table. Senator Millard's legal holiday bill passed the House, which will be the second law to be sent to the Govern or for approval. The House passed Svindseth's alien fisherman bill and if the Senate con curs it will be unlawful for any but cit izens of the United States except na tives of the aboriginal race or descend ants of those who were living in Alas ka at the time of the transfer to the United States, to fish or fake fish in Alaska waters. Senate Senate convened at 1 a. m. Stump's compulsory educational bill, House Bill No. 4, was reported by the committee on education, etc., with the recommendation that it do not pass. It was referred back to the committee. Senate Bill No. 37, by Sutherland, regulating townsite boundarylines, was read the first'time and referred to com mittee on municipal corporations. Senate Bills Nos. 7 and 8, by Millard, were read the second time: further ac tion deferred until March 27. Senate Bill No. 19, by Millard, which was up for third reading was put over for one day. Senate Bill No. 25, by Bniner, pro viding for a code recision commission, was put on final passage and passed by a vote of 5 to 3. Senate Joint Memorial, No. 1, by Millard, relating to filing of adverse mining claims, was placed on final passage and passed. Adjourned to 10 a. m. March 27. House The House convened at 10 a. m. House Bill No. 12. by Svindseth. to ? prohibit aliens from fishing was put ? on final passage and passed. > House Bill No. 16, by Kennedp, to ? prevent coercion of workmen into join I ing labor unions by threats, was re - ferred to the House as a committee of the wohle which after a discussion re ? ported back that it be laid on the table ? by a vote of 8 to 7. ) ; Cable Line Is ; Working Again s The United States military cable if p in working order again. The cable 3 ship Burnside succeeded in repairing t the break last night at 6:30 o'clock a It was discovered that the injury was much nearer Seattle than it was al first reported to be. The accumulation of business aftei -1 a two days' interruption is beiuj cleared away at a rapid rate by the em ployees in the service. e ir Marshall Faulkner arrived on the Jei ferson from Skagway. James Hamilton Lewis Wins the Long Term j SPRINGFIELD, 111., March 26.?Jas. Hamilton Lewis, Democrat, was today elected United States Senator for the long term, and L. Y. Sherman, Republi can, was elected for the short term. Lewis succeeds fromer Senator Shel by M. Cullom and Sherman succeeds William Lorimer. The Legislature has been in a deadlock over the election of Senators since the middle of January. The Democrats lacked five votes of having a majority over the Republi cans and Progressives combined. The compromise accepted today by the Democrats has been offered them from almost the beginning of the session, but they have Insisted upon securing the election of both Senators, and have expected help right along from the Pro gressives. SNOW ADDS TO OMAHA'S GREAT DISTRESS: OMAHA, March 2G.?A heavy snow storm is falling, increas ing the distress of the homeless in this city. More than 3,000 buildings have been destroyed by the cy clone and the resultant fire. Sixteen more bodies have been recovered, bringing the total of the known dead in all parts of this city up to 241. Adrianople Captured ^^ SOFIA, March 26. ? Trust- j worthy advices received here say that the Bulgarian army en tered Adrianople this morning. Fires have been started in var ious sections of the city. The people have become maddened and are fleeing. ! LONDON. March 26.?Monte negro has conceded all the de mandes of Austria. I i * * CENTINGE, March 26. ? Fifteen ! thousand Turkish troops surrendered! to the Servians at Shumbi River yes terday. Spokane on Way With Passengers SEATTLE, March 26.?The Spokane sailed for the North last night with the following paseingers for Juneau and Douglas: Juneau ? R. A. Ballinger, Charles' Goldstein, Mrs. Goldstein, Alvin Gold-: stein. Mrs. Alvin Goldstein, Joseph Si mons, G. G. Steel, Julia Rubineka, A. | Kikeland. M. Eikeland, Thomas But-1 terick. Dan Butterick, Mrs. Butterick, Grant Lange, D. L. Malloy, John Young, Mrs. Young, Elsie Smith, Gra de Burnette, Mrs. W. W. Shorthill, John Visser, Louis Mahr, and six steer age. Douglas?Miss May Graham, L. C. Larson and fifteen steerage. Pope Ordered to Discontinue Audiences ? ??? ROME, March 26.?Physicians have ordered the Pope to discontinue aud iences. He has been greatly depressed on account of the death of Vicar Gen eral Respighi. ORPHEUM CHANGES SPECIAL SHOW DATES Out of deference to the great bene fit ball for the All-Alaska Sweepstakes which is to be given Friday night, the Orpheum management has changed the dates for presenting the great clas sic photoplay. Homer's Odyssey, to to Thursday and Saturday nights only. CARROLL HELD POR GRAND JURY C. K. Carroll, who was arrested at Juneau last Friday and taken to Skag , way by United States Marshal H. J. . Faulkner to answor a charge of pass' ; ing worthless checks, was bound over to await the action of the next grand 5 jury by United States Commissioner I Martin Conway, at Skagway yesterday Marshal Faulkner returned to Juneau r on the Jefferson with the prisoner. Ir r default of bail, Carroll has been con . signed to the Juneau jail. Oliver Drange, of the Juneau Fisl: and Ice Company, is enroute on th< Humboldt Many Passengers | on Humboldt SEATTLE, March 26. ? The Hum boldt sailed for Juneau and other Southeastern Alaska points Monday night with thp following pasengers for Juneau and Douglas: Juneau?P. Dedniange, W. M. Lam pheal, J. N. McLear, Mrs. R. Scott. James Catnaretto, Joseph McDonald, Mrs. McDonald, J. F. Warren, W. 10. Chase, M. A. McKenna, F. Bunts, G. M. Henderson, A. 10. Wevigle, Mrs. We vigle, V. L. Cross, Thomas Reed, M. R. Clarborg, Oliver Drange, P. J. Lar engen, Mrs. Lorengen, Miss Mildred Wilso n.A. Taurin, Alf. Vantasin, J. Johnson, J. M. Webb. W. Grunavitch. and ten steerage. Douglas?Charles Burqust, D. Castell, Z. Agleia, Alex Soukah, and five steerage. HENRY DRUM GETS A GOOD OEEICE OLYM PI A, Wash., March 26.?Henry Drum, of Seattle, was yesterday ap pointed warden of the Washington State penitentiary at Walla Walla by Gov. Ernest Lister. Henry Drum has bqen engaged in manufacturing of interior finishings in Seattle. Formerly he was a bank er in Tacoma and actively interested in politics. He was chairman of the Democratic State Central Committee for several terms in the late 80's and early fiO's, and served as State Sena tor 'rom Tacoma for one term. Af terward he was a member of the board of audit and control, serving as a con temporary of Gov. Lister, who was then chairman of the board. He is very popular, and his appointment has given general satisfaction. Tickets for Dog Race Benefit Going Tickets for the benefit entertain ment that will be given under the aus pices of the members of the Legisla ture for the great All-Alaskan Sweep stakes that will take place Friday night are being sold like hot cakes. It is expected that several hundred will have been sold before Friday night, as the people of Juneau are backing it up with a spirit that shows all Alas kans to be kin, even though theii j places of residence may be separated | by almost the distance across the con tinent as is the case between the in habitants of Juneau and Nome. Senator Henry Roden,"general man ager of the entertainment, and Sena tors Freeding and Bruner recently can ! vassed the city for advertising for th< program, and they were successful ir getting orders aggregating about $500 One of the most interesting pro grams that was ever arranged for pre sentation in Alaska is being prepared Several members of the Legislature will be among those to provide enter _ tainment FE1VTMER & RITTER 1 See this firm for all kinds of dray ing and hauling. We guarantee sat Isfaction and reasonable prices. Coa delivered promptly. Femmer & Hit 1 ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor J ner. Phone 314. Residence phonei 402 or 403. Storms Develop Into National Calamity DAYTON, 0., Mar. 26, 2:45 p. m.?The dead in this city may possibly reach 10,000. WOLF CREEK, Mar., 26, 2:45 p.m.,-The Western Union operator at Dayton telephoned here: "Explosion in middle of Dayton. The town is on fire. People are burning. No way to reach them." COLUMBUS, Mar. 26?At a quarter to three today Gov. Cox received a message saying the entire business section of Dayton is on fire. The people are jumping from roof to roof. Hun dreds are perishing. WASHINGTON, Mar. 26?1:45 p.m. Secre tary ot War Garrison has ordered that 50,000 tents and a million rations be rushed from Phil adelphia to Ohio. CLEVELAND, March 20., 1:10 p. m.?Devastation extends for eighty miles up and down the Miami valley. The homeless in the State of Ohio may reach 500,000. WASHINGTON, JVIarch 20, 1:10 p. m.?President Woodrow Wilson has issued an appeal to the nation to come to the aid of the suffering in Indiana and Ohio. He says the conditions in those States "have reached the proportions of a national calamity." COLUMBUS, O., March 20., 1:35 p. m.?Private Secretary I Burba wiring to Gov. Cox from Springfield says: "The deaths in Dayton may reach 2,000. River there is four miles wide. It is awful." COLUMBUS, O.. March 20. ? The entire Ohio National Guard has been called out by Gov. Cox. The governor charac terizes the situation as "the worst calamity that has ever be fallen the State. To meet the necessities of the occasion it would call out the tent supply of the world. A quarter million are homeless." XENIA, O., March 26.?Refugees arriving from Dayton this morning say that between 500 and 1,000 have met death in the flood at Dayton. There have been several fires there. Miamisburg has been completely washed away. COLUMBUS, O., March 26.?John Bell, fire chief at Dayton, telephoned Gov. Cox this morning that 500 had drowned. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 26.?Two hundred thousand are homeless in this State. CHICAGO, March 26.?Figures revised at noon today place the dead in Ohio and Indiana at 1,800. CONNELLSVILLE, Ind., March 26. ? Forty persons were drowned in the flood at Brookvilie. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 26.?This morning the Asso ciated Press estimated that 200 are dead and property to the val ue of 20,000,000 has been destroyed as a result of the floods in this State. PERU, Ind., March 26.?The mayor has ordered 200 coffins to meet the emergency here. CINCINNATI, March 26.?Floods in Ohio and Indiana have cause the death of an indeterminable number of persons and have done unknown millions of dollars worth of damage to property. The Ohio river and all its principal tributaries and all the long rivers flowing northward into the Great Lakes have swollen be yond control of their banks. Levies have been broken every where and numerous cities are flooded. The delapitated condi tion of telegraph and telephone wires makes anything approach ing an estimate of the havoc to life and property that has been wrought out of the question. So far as known Dayton, Ohio, has suffered more severely i than any other town. The early reports from there, coming in , a round about way in fragmentary and incoherent manner, placed ' the dead in that city alone at 1,500. While this estimate has not been denied it is discounted by the Associated Press and the Western Union Telegraph Company. It is known that the death list will be very large. Mayor B. V. Lease was among the first to perish. The city is covered by 15 feet of water. Looters are doing their dastardly work, and have gone so far as to shoot people when necessary to continue their operations. Columbus, Akron, Lima Middleton and Springfield, all in Ohio, are under water. Two hundred houses are submerged at Middleton. Twenty persons were drowned at Deleware, Ohio. Ten miles of railway trains are stalled at Lima by the washouts. Indianapolis Suffers. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 26.?Fifteen hundred families have been driven from their homes in this city by the floods thai cover a large portion of the city. The damage to property here has been large. 225 Are Killed * CHICAGO, March 26.?The known dead in Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, and Michigan as the result of the storms of the last few , days number 225, in addition to those reported from Omaha, ? which is the severest sufferer west of Ohio.