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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. 1, XO. 120. ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE, THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS DAYTON'S DEATH LIST REACHES 5,000 . - ! __ Legislative Progress In Both houses Today Senator Sutherland this morning in troduced a bill making it a misdemean or for a notary public or other otllcer of the law authorized to administer oaths in the Territory of Alaska, to make false certificates. The bill car ries provisions for punishment with a maximum fine of $1,000 or imprison ment in the federal jail one year or by both. Representative Gaffney introduced in the Mouse a resolution asking that Congress be memorialized to appoint an Attorney General and a Secretary of State for the Territory, the first named to have a salary of $7,500 per year and the latter to have a salary of $5,000 per year. Representative Aldrich introduced two bills that will head off Senator Bruuer's code revision commission If his bill reaches the House. The Aid rich bills are No. 62. creating the office of Attorney-General of Alaska to be appointed by the Governor, the other. No. 62. provides that he shall revise the Alaska Codes Representative Burns' banking bill: was introduced this morning and read the first time. Representative Boyle's two bills reg ulating the practice of physicians and surgeons and pharmacies, and provid-! ing boards to be appointed by the Gov ernor. were introduced. Senate The Senate convened this morniug at 10 o'clock. Senate Joint Resolution No. 5. by Millard, asking for the appointment of a joint committee from both houses to call on Alaska towns for relief of flood sufTerers. was introduced. The rules were suspended and it went to final passage and was immediately transmitted to the House. The president appointed on the com mittee from the Senate, Senators Mil lard. Bruner and Tanner. Senate Bills N'os. 23 and 31 were re ported from the committee with the recommendation that they do pass both, are by Millard, first named the "white slave" bill, the other to prevent oppression of working men. Senate Joint Memorial Xo. 6, and House Joint Resolution Xos. 6 and 4 were recommended for passage. Senate Bills Xos. 38 and 39, by Suth erland. the former to punish notaries public and others for making false statements and the latter amending the code relating to the adjournment of courts. Senate Bill Xo. 18, by Millard was put over until tomorrow. Adjourned until 10 a. m. tomorrow. House House Joint Resolutions Xos. 9 and 10. by Gaffney, were introduced. The first asks that Congress be memor ialized to appoint an attorney-general and a secretary of state for the Terri tory of Alaska. The second was iden tical with Senate Joint Resolution Xo. 5. and was withdrawn. House Bills Xos. 59 and 60. by Boyle, were introduced. The first named is an act to regulate the practice of med icine and surgery. The other is an act to regulate the practice of phar macy. House Bill Xo. 61. by Burns, was in troduced. It is an act regulating banks and banking throughout the Ter ritory of Alaska. House Bills Xos. 62 and 63 by Aid rich were introduced. The first named is to create the office of Attorney-Gen eral for the Territory of Alaska. The other is to provide for the revision of the Alaska codes by the Attorney-Gen eral of the Territory. Great Interest Being Shown in Benefit Ball Tomorrow night the great enter-' tainment and ball for the benefit of i the All-Alaska Sweepstakes will be i held in Elks' hall. This affair has become a Territorial event in-as-much as every member of the Legislative As- j ' sembly is identified with it in some 1 way. In town and on the Island great j' interest is manifested in the afTair. Everybody wants to become identi-j fled with the great Arctic Derby and ! Elks' hall will without doubt be taxed to its capacity to accommodate the crowd. The entertainment feature will not be extended but it will be very classy. Realizing that Alaskans like to dance the committee on entertain ment determined to put 011 a few good things and then let the young folks have the floor.' A general invitation is extended to the public. The following organization has fhe, matter in hand: Functus Officio ? Senator Elwood Bruner. of Nome. < General Manager?Senator Henry Roden. of Iditarod. 1 Secretary?Chief Clerk Barry Keown of Nome. Treasurer?Benjamin M. Behrends. of Juneau. LIST OF COMMITTEES Printing and Publication?Represen tative F. A. Aldrich. of Nome: J. W. j Troy. E. C. Russell, I^afe Spray, and Chief Clerk A. E. Light. Entertainment?Chas. D. Garfield, of Juneau. Senator Freeding and Repre sentative C. D. Jones, of Nome. Finance?Senator Tripp, Representa tive Stubbins. James Whipple, E. Web ster. and M. J. O'Connor. Refreshment?Representative J. C. Kennedy, of Candle; Representatives Dan Driscoll. of Fairbanks; Milo Kelly, of Knik. and A. G. Shoup, of Sitka; J. C. McBride. and H. 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. Gray, of Katalla. and W. T. Burns, of Bairbanks; F. M. Boyle, of Valdez; Evan Bruner, W. C. Abenroth, M. Don nelly, Wm. Canavan. S. T. McGill, T. Williams, J. Ousbey. and 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; Guy McNaughton, A. A. Gabbs. E. P. Pond. Zina Bradford, H. J. Fisher, Grover C. Winn. Sim Freiman, George Burford, Roland Martin, E. C. Jame son, and 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 Wrang ell; W. 7. Burns, of Fairbanks; Milo Kelly, of Knik; R. A. Kinzie, Henry Shattuck. James Whipple, and all the members of the Legislature. GI ST STUDEBECKER ALSO OUT OF RACE The list of councilmanic candidates was further reduced today when Gust Studebacker filed his withdrawal as, a candidate with the City Clerk. Mr. Studebacker says business will require that he be absent from the city for a considerable period during the next year, and he would not have the op portunity to give to the duties of the office the attention they desirve in case he should be elected, therefore, he has withdrawn from the race. Captain W. N. Lazier, of Tee harbor, is stopping at the Occidental hotel. Mrs. William Britt and son. Jacob, are visitiug at Skagwav. MEMORIAL SERVICES L. O. 0. M. NEXT SUNDAY EVENING The Loyal Order of Moose will hold theft annual exercises and Memorial Service in Odd Fellows' hall next Sun day. Mar. 30, at 7:30 p. m. An impres sive program has been prepared. Rev. L. F. Jones will deliver the address. The public is cordially invited to at tend. FOR SALE?Five-lamp gasoline lighting plant and outfit. Inquire Mc Caul's cigar store. 3-27-t.f. SPECIAL THIS WEEK JUST RECEIVED?A shipment of fancy apples. $1.25 per box?GOLD . STEIN'S tf. MR. ROBERTSON AND MISS GREEN WED .Mr. Ralph E. Robertson anil Miss Caro line Benning Green were united in marraige last night, the wedding cere mony taking place at the Governor's House, the official residence of Gov ernor and Mrs. Walter E. Clark, at nine o'clock. The ceremony was per formed by the Rev. George E. Reni son. Rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal church. Mrs. Herbert L. Faulkner was matron of honor, and Mr. John F. Mullen, best man. The bride was giv en away by Governor Clark. There were about 125 guests. The cere mony was performed at the north eud of the music room, which was decor ated with smilax, Easter lilies and green boughs, while roses and other flowers rormea lue aecorauuin> msc where. The officiating clergyman, the groom and his best man took their places shortly after nine o'clock, when the bridal procession descended from the second floor led by six choir boys of the Episcopal church. They were followed by Mrs. Faulkner, matron of honor, and the bride on the arm of Governor Clark. An aisle was formed from the foot of the staircase to the altar by white ribbons held by the choir boys. An orchestra in the main hall played the Wedding March from Lohengrin during the bridal proces sion and Mendelsohn's Spring Song during the marriage ceremony. The bride's gown was of white satin and old lace with veil and orange blos soms. The matron of honor was gowned in apricot charmeuse. Im mediately after the ceremony the bride and groom received the congratulations of the wedding guests. Refreshments were served in the large dining room, and danc ing followed. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Henry Duncan Green, of Washington, D. C., in whose name the invitations were issued, and has been spending the winter as a guest at the Gover nor's House. EDUCATIONAL BILL STRIKES A SNAG ~~House Bill No. 4, Shoup's compul sory education bill is having hard sledding in the Senate. The com mittee on education, public health, quarantine and morals reported back the bill with the recommendation that it do not pass, but after a heated argu ment the committee again found them selves in possession of the measure with instruction to give it further con sideration. The legal talent in the upper house is of the opinion that under the organic act the legislature has no power to en act laws bearing on educational mat ters. But even if there were no legal bars against such legislation the Shoup bill would still have opponents on the ground that the education of Indians is a matter belonging by right to the general government. Some of the solons of the upper house are of the opinion that education for the na tive is not only not a benefit but on the contrary is a positive detriment to his well being. This view of course is not general. The law under consideration is said to have been drawn after the same measure that Prof. W. T. I^opp, su perintendent of government schools in Alaska, will have presented to Con gress.' ACME OF PHOTO PLAYS AT ORPHEUM TONIGHT The attraction offered tonight at the Orpheum is almost an inconceivable attraction of wonders. In "Homer's Odyssey" we have the acme of photo plays, and the superior of many great legitimate stage productions. The destroying of the one blazing and evil eye of Polythemus, the Cy clopes giant, located in the center of his forehead, and the blinding of the cannibal monster and the subse quent escape of Ulysses and his fol lowers, is the greatest thriller Imagin able and holds the spectator palsied with bated breath. This is only one of the many thrill ers of "Homer's Odyssey" and the pro duction will no doubt prove a rare and pleasing treat to all who attend the Orpheum tonight. Forced Out of Business by owner of building. Had no lease, no available house to move into. Watches clocks, jewelry, silverware, cut glass, hand-painted china, white and gold band < lina must be sold at any sacrifice. I. J. SHARICK, Optician SEAL SHIPT OYSTERS?Fresh at the local agency?CHAS. GOLDSTEIN Defenders of Adrianople Are Surrendering Today LONDON, March 27?Adrtanople was captured by the Bulgairan army yesterday, and the surrender of the Turkish troops is being completed to day. The number of , prisoners that will fall into the hands of the allies cannot be determined at the present time. Commander Shukri, general-in-chief of the Turkish forces at Adrianople, Committed suicide yesterday before j giving up the light. The Bulgarians will begin the ad vance upon Constantinople at once. DETAILS OE THE SURRENDER COMING LONDON, March 27?More detailed reports of the surrender of Adrianople are being received. The report that Shukri had committed suicide is un true. He met Hahoff, generalissimo of the Bulgarian army, this morning in person and delivered to hfm his 1 sword. Turks Set Fire to Forts LONDON, March 27.?Before notify ing the Bulgarians yesterday evening that he was prepared to capitulate Shukri ordered all the Turkish forts in the Adrianople defense set on fire. The flames today are continuing their work of destruction with fury. Former Juneauite Testifying Today CHICAGO, March 27.?P. J. Mullen, formerly receiver of public moneys at Juneau, Alaska, land office, was a wit ness today in the Frost case. He gave testimony to refute that given by La Baree who said that he had warned Frost that he was heading for the pen itentiary, and should discontinue his efforts to secure coal lands illegally. William Griffith, a government ex pert, testifying for the defense, today said the coal lands of Alaska cover an area of 880 square miles and that there are 1,500,000,000 tons of excellent eoal available in the explored terri tory. The purpose of the defense was to show that it is not so valuable as to incite men to commit crime to se | cure it illegally. Mining Engineer Commits Suicide NEW YORK. March 27.?John E. El liott, a well known mining engineer of this city, committed suicide last night. Elliott is a relative of Col. Theodore Roosevelt LANDIS ROASTS WESTERN COURTS CHICAGO, March 27.?Judge K. M. Laudis yesterday over-ruled a motion to take the case against Frost and others from the jury. In doing so he took occasion to criticise Western courts which he charged have been too lax in enforcing the laws. POPE SUEFERS SEVERE RELAPSE LONDON, March 27.?Word received today from Rome is to the effect that the Pope has suffered a severe re lapse. His condition is dangerous. MILLARD MEMORIAL PASSES IN HOUSE This afternoon the House passed Senate Joint Memorial No. 4, by Mil lard which asks Congress to create a new and separate lighthouse district for that part of the Alaska coast reach ing from Cape Spencer to Cape Eliza beth and to provide additional aids to navigation. Several speeches weer made on the floor of the House before final pass age. Representative Ingersoll recited the great los to life and property that had occurred along those waters be cause of the absence of proper aids and severely criticized the depart ment for its lack of giving proper at tention to even the meager aids that had been installed. ALLAHABAD. India. March 27. ? Lieut. Clark, of the Indian army, has been arraigned for murder of Examin er of Military Accounts Fulham. , DRESSMAKING and all kinds of . sewing neatly done. On Gold, near f Second st. 3-19-lm. ; Every thing that will please a sinok [ er may be found at BURFORD'S. Divorced Widow Gets Big Sum CHICAGO, March 27.?The appellate court yesterday upheld the vallidity of Mrs. Catherine Elliott's claim to $2, 000,000 of the estate left by Henry Cur tis Elliott who was killed in a snow slide inthe Copper river district, of Alaska, in February, 1910. They had been divorced before El liott's death. Good Berth tor Naval Hero WASHINGTON, March 27.?Secre tary of the Navy JosephuB Daniels yesterday appointed Commander Vic tor Blue, of North Carolina, who gained fame in the Spanish war, chief of the bureau of navigation. He suc ceeds Rear-Admiral Philip Andrews. CONSTITUTIONALISTS ARC HARD HIT BROWNSVILLE, Tex., March 27. ? Four hundred followers of Governor Caranza were killed yesterday in a battle at Satillo. SCATTLC WILL BUILD TERMINALS SEATTLE, March 27.?Eastern cap italists that have been figuring with the Seattle port commission with the purpose in view of erecting teminals on Harbor Island failed to put up the money, notwithstanding the port had done its part by selling the bonds and preparing to proceed. The commis sioners will erect improvements along the lines proposed except that they will he on the East Waterway. Said They were Misquoted This afternoon, under the order of other business of the House, Represen tative Driscoll rose to the question of personal privilege. He said that he wanted to place himself and the Speak er right before the people. One of the local papers had only published a fair account of one side of the debate and giving out the impression that him self and the Speaker were opposed to organized labor. He said that he only argued for the virtues of the bill and wanted to be so understood. If such a thing happened agnin he would ask the privilege of bringing in a resolu tion setting forth the true facts of the case. Speaker Collins called Mr. Kelly to the chair and endorsed the statements made to by Mr. Driscoll and said that he only asked to be fairly quoted by the papers and that if he were wrong he would stand for it. He claimed that the article in one of the evening pa pers was a biased, prejudiced and un waranted account of the debate that took place yesterday over the Kenne dy bill. He said that he had been a laboring man all his life and was not against organized labor. He did not ask for a resolution clearing the false impression; that the people who elect ed him knew him and had sent him un instructed and that he did not care what the newspapers said so long as they were truthful. He did not care for an apology or and retraction. fire and Blizzard I orture Trapped Flood Sufferers DAYTON, March 27.?At four o'clock this afternoon the fire is un checked. A blizzard is torturing those trapped in the tops of their homes, it is estimated today that the death in this city will reach 5,000. Fire has swept away the entire down-town district. Many were burned to death. SEATTLE, March 27., 4 p. m.?The Chamber of Commerce has just re ceived a dispatch from Gov. Jamec M. Cox, of Ohio, saying: "It is my belief that the next twenty-four hours will develop the great est tragedy in the history of the country. Wire all remittances payable to the governor." INDIANA UNDER MARTIAL LAW INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 27, 4 p m.?When he learned that the price of food stuffs were being advanced today Gov. Ral6ton put Indiana under martial law. The Governor will take charge ol all provisions in the name of the State. ZANESVILLE, O., March 27. ,4 p. m.?Conditions are getting worse every minute. The Ohio river Is rising rapidly. WASHINGTON, March 27., 4 p. m.?Surgeon-General Blue, of the United States Army, left this afternoon for Dayton, 0. Bad Situation in Pennsylvania PITTSBURGH, March 27.?The conditions in Western Pennsylvania present a grave situation. Sharon and Newcastle are inundated with 15 feet of water. DAYTON, O., March 27.?Fire is still raging in this city and there is no prospect that it will be got under control. Vice-Mayor Huber has sent appeals to the cities of the State for dynamite to be used in razing build ings that the progress of the flames might be stopped in this manner. The dead here will be in excess of two thousand. 3,332 Dead; $100,000,000 Destroyed. CHICAGO, March 27.?Revised figures from Ohio and Indiana place the number of the dead in those States as the result of the floods of the last few days at 3,332, distributed as follows: Ohio -Dayton, 2,000; I'iqua, 540; Delaware, 100; Middleton, 100; Sid ney, 50; Tiflln, 50; Troy, 50; Hamilton, 12; Fremont, 11; Tippicanoe, 3; scattering, 200. Indiana?Peru. 150; Indianapolis, 14; scattering, 32. The property damage will exceed $100,000,000. President Gives Supplies WASHINGTON, March 27.?Gov. James M. Cox, of Ohio, In a telegram to President Woodrow Wilson today, said: "I have asked the Secretary of War for tents, supplies, rations and phy sicians. In the name of humanity see that the request is granted." President Wilson replied: "I have directed the Secretary of War to comply immediately with your request." President Issues Appeal WASHINGTON, March 27.?President Woodrow Wilson today issued another appeal to the Nation for aid for the sufferers of Ohio, Indian* and other sections. Majors Normyle and Logan have been assigned to the duty of managing the government's relief work in the flooded districts. Twenty-Nine Railroads Tied Up CHICAGO, March 27.?Twenty-nine railroads are tied up in the flooded States. Trains are stalled everywhere. Probably the greatest congestion is in Ohio. More than ten miles of tracks are covered at one place, near Lima, by delayed trains. Railroads Damaged $15,000,000. NEW YORK, March 27.?It is estimated that the damage to the rail roads in the flooded states will exceed $15,000,000 WASHINGTON, March 27.?Secretary of War Garrison, accompanied by Chief of Staff Gen. Leonard Wood, left this afternoon for the flood dev astated districts of Ohio and Indiana. Their departure was at the direct request, of the President. Unless there be immediate improvement in the conditions President Woodrow Wilson will leave for Ohio tomorrow morning himself. Soldiers and Supplies on Ground DAYTON, March 27.?Four hundred soldiers and a train load of sup plies arrived here this afternoon. The distribution of the supplies began at once. It is bitter cold and the suffering is terrible. Joint Committee Named to Aid Flood Sufferers The Legislative Assembly of the[ Territory of Alaska took active steps j this morning to aid the suffering peo-l I>le of the calamity-stricken States of! the Middle West. The movement was initiated in the Senate when Senator Millard at the request of President Hay introduced the joint resolution providing for the apointment of a joint committee from both houses of the legislature with powers to act. The rules were suspended and the resolu tion was passed and hastened to the House. In the meantime Representative Oaffney had introduced the same meas ure in the House but before action could be had the Senate resolution reached the Speaker's desk and Gaff ney withdrew his resolution to make way for the urgent consideration of the Senate resolution. It was hurried to final passage in the House in the1 same manner as In the upper House, j President Ray appointed from the Senate, Senators Millard. Bruner and Tanner: Speaker Collins appointed from the House, Representatives Gaflf ney, Driscoll and Stubbins. The resolution is as follows: "Whereas, a disaster reaching the proportions of a national calamity has befallen the people of the Middle West, and "Whereas, We desire to render all aid in our power to a stricken and un fortunate people, "Therefore, Be It Resolved, by the Senate of the Territorial Legislative Assembly, of Alaska, the House of Representatives concurring: "That a joint committee consisting of three members from each house, to be appointed by the presiding officer thereof, be created with the power and duty to immediately communicate with every town, city and village in Alas ka, and secure contributions from the people of Alaska, for the aid and re lief of the people of the Middle West who have suffered loss by reason of the great calamity above mentioned.