THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL, 1. NO. 119. ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS
FLOODS OVERWHELM CITIES OF OHIO
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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
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
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
"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,
"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."
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
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
* 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. ?
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
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
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
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
Merry Time In
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
CENTINGE, March 26. ? Fifteen !
thousand Turkish troops surrendered!
to the Servians at Shumbi River yes
Spokane on Way
SEATTLE, March 26.?The Spokane
sailed for the North last night with
the following paseingers for Juneau
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
Douglas?Miss May Graham, L. C.
Larson and fifteen steerage.
Pope Ordered to
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
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.
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<
Many Passengers |
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
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
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Storms Develop Into
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
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
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
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
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.
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