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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. i. NO. 125. JUNEAU, ALASKA, APRIL 3, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS BALKAN ARMIES CAPTURE SCUTARI Alien Fishing And Eight Flour Bills Puzzle Solons House Bill No. 12. by Svindseth. a > measure to prevent aliei s from fish ing in Alaska waters, was up for consideration in the Senate this morning and received practically its quietus unless a favorable opinion is received from the attorney-general as to its legality. On its final passage the vote stood three for and five against its passage. Roden who had voted against the measure gave notice that tomorrow he would offer a mo tion for the reconsideration of the ac-j tion taken on the bill. From the general opinion expressed this motion will prevail when it comes up tomorrow and then Koden's sug gestion to present the matter to the attorney-general for an opinion will without doubt be carried out. Every member of the Senate expressed- him-, self as being in favor of the sentiment in the bill but most of them doubt the power of the legislature to enact such a law. In the House the whole morning was given over to the consideration in com mittee of the whole to House Bill No. 2. Ingram's S-hour labor bill for work ing men. employed in the mining in dustry. Fngersoll offered an amend ment that practically eliminates all of the employees except those actually working in the mines. The men in mills, cyanide plants and auxilliary in stitutions of the mining industry are excluded from participating in the benefits to be derived through the pas sage of the bill should the Ingersoll, amendment pass. Ingersoll made a lengthy speech in support of his contention. The amend ment was opposed by Driscoll. Jones. A Id rich and Oaffnev. Mr. flaffnev went into the subject at great length for the purpose of showing the injustice of passing an 8-hour labor bill emas-! culated as the amendment would leave II The Roden-Gaffney bill, passed by the Senate, was not reached and will not be touched until the Ingram bill is disposed of. though it too was a part of the special order set for today. Senate The Senate convened at 9:30 a. m. The following bills were introduced and read first time: Senate Bill No. 44. by Sutherland, a code revision bill: Senate Bill No. 45. by Millard, an election law apply ing to the Territory of Alaska and every subdivision in the territory in cluding cities. Senate Bill No. 18. by Millard, the grubstake law, failed to reach a third reading. Senate Bill No. 5. by Roden, the woman's S-hour law. was put on final passage and passed. Senate Joint Memorial No. 9. by Millard, relating to coal and coal lands, was put on final passage and passed. Senate Joint Memorial No. 2, by Kennedy, relating to salaries of court j commissioners was up on final pass age and passed. Senate Bill No. 40. by Millard, provid ing for incorporation of schools, churches and societies, was up on final passage and passed. Adjourned until 10 a. m. Aphll 4. House The House convened at 10 a. m. The House resolved itself into com-, mittee of the whole to consider the1 special order of the day. House Bill No. 3. by Ingram, an S-hour labor bill, applying to the min ing industry was taken up by the com mittee of the whole House and dis cussed. The committee reported progress on House Bill No. 3 and the House ad journed until 10 a. m. April 4 . fish Traps Are Less Detrimental Than Seines Kish traps do less evil than seines' and proVide the only scientific way of taking fish from the water, is the bur-' den of the expert testimony taken at' the heariug last night. In response to Invitations from Sen ator Sutherland, chairman of the Sen ate committee on Fisheries, etc., and front Representative Svindseth, chair man of the same House committee, several prominent cannerytnen attend ed the hearing given on the anti-fish trap law in joint session of the com mittees from both houses in the Hall of the House last evening. For more than two hours arguments backed up by statistical reports on the salmon output of the Pacific coast points covering a period of several years was introduced to prove that the salmon supply was not being depleted. through the operation of fish traps. Among the cannerytnen present were Robert Forbes, operating at Excursion Inlet in Icy Straits. John R. Beegle. of Ketchikan. J. R. Heckman. of Ketchi kan. George F. Rousenfell. of Ketchi kan. George C. Teal, of Gambier Bay, R. B. Bell, operating in Icy Straits, R. Davis, operating in Icy Straits, and C. J. Alexander, of Hoonah. Only the first and last named were given an opportunity to be heard at last night's session owing to th late ness of the hour but the hearing was continued until this evening. Beside 1 the cannerymen there was a very large attendance of working fishermen who are demanding the abolishment of the fish trap and other citizens who are interested in the question. Altogether there seemed to be greater interest manifested in this hearing than any that have preceded it. Mr. Forbes, after reading from a re port showing the salmon catches for a period covering several years went in to his argument against the bill. In his locality there was no other method by which salmon could be caught, Mr. Forbes said, and to prove it went into a learned discussion showing the hab its of the salmon. Fishing by gill net was only practicable in muddy waters where the fish could not see: purse seins were only useful when fish were in schools near the spawning grounds; while the trap must have clear water and be located some distance from the shore. In his locality there were no fresh water streams and the fish were caught long before they reached the spawning grounds; the traps could only intercept those that passed direct ly into the traps and even if located at favorable points would not always intercept the fish because their course through the water was effected by tid al action and by prevailing winds. From a sanitary point of view the (Continued to Page Three.) APPENDICITIS IS THREATENING CHENEY A letter from Washington City, dat ed.March 24th. says that Z. R. Cheney, of this city, is threatened with appen-; dicitis, and that it was feared that he would have to go to Baltimore and be operated upon. ALASKA LAWMAKERS' PICTURES IN PRINT The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, of March 2Sth. contained a reproduction of W. H. Case's photograph of Gov. Walter E. Clark, signing the woman suffrage law?the first Alaska-made Statute. Those appearing n the pho tograph are Gov. Clark. Representative Arthur G. Shoup. Senator Conrad Freeding and W. W. Short hill, secre tary to the Governor. PIONEERS OF ALASKA AT ORPHEUM TONIGHT The members of tlio Juneau Igloo of the Pioneers of Alaska and visit ing members of the order will be the guests of the Orpheum theatre this evening. They will attend in a body to witness the interesting performance at that place. The members of the Pioneers of Alaska, including the visiting mem bers of the order, were invited by John T. Spickett to be his guests at the Or pheum theatre this evening. The in vitation was accepted and the thanks of those present extended for the invi tation. The Daily Empire delivered in Ju neau. Douglas and Tread well for $1.00 a month. Juneau to Get Two More Stores Juneau Is slated for two more high class stores. G. P. Goggin, of Nome, ' and George Nelson, formerly of Nome. ! but more recently of Iditarod, will be come Juneau merchants. .Mr. Goggin will establish a furniture and general house furnishing establishment here, and Mr. Nelson a jewelry store. Both men have been visiting Juneau for several weeks .studying conditions with the purpose in view of locating if they liked the outlook. The result of their investigations has been a ver dict of approval. They think Juneau j one of the coming cities of the North-' i west, and will come here to enter bus I iness some time this summer. Mr. Goggin has been one of the lead ing business men and citizens of Nome for more than a dozen years. He has had one of the largest furniture and furnishing stores in the North at Nome, where he has conducted a very prosperous business. He will return to Nome on one of the first boats, and will come later in the summer to Juneau with a large stock of goods. He left last night on the Princess So phia for Seattle. Mr. Nelson was a resident of Nome for many years, where he was em ployed in a leading manufacturing jew elry establishment. Two years ago he took a stock of goods to Iditarod where he has been in business for himself since that time. He, too, went South on the Princess Sophia. He will return to Juneau with a stock of goods as soon as he can secure a suitable location. CHARLES CARTER WILL BE MAYOR Charles Carter will be the mayor of Juneau. That has been decided by the members of the newly elected city council, who took their oaths of olllce today, and will meet for the purpose of organizing this afternoon. Charles Carter is an old resident of Juneau, and one of the leading busi nessmen of the city. He is manager of the hardware department of the C. \V. Young company with which he has been connected for many years. The old city council convened yes terday evening, and canvassed the re turns from Tuesday's election, and de clared the results. They have already been published. At the meeting of the city council this afternoon there will be an inform al discussion of the city's affairs. Senator Roden Talks To Students Senator Henry Roden, of Iditarod, i addressed the students of the Juneau High School and the seventh and eighth grades yesterday, making a for ty-five minute speech to them on the Alaskan school law, and amendments he thinks should be made to it. Senator Roden thinks the school law should be amended so that the school boards would be independent of the town councils in Alaska. He believes they should have a separate fund pro vided for them, over which they would have sole jurisdiction, instead of hav ing to ask the city council for money whenever they need it. He also advocates the extension of school privileges to communities where they have six or more school .children instead of 20 or more as the law now provides. He said that last year there remained unused of the Alaska fund, $80,000 that could have been judic iously expended in extending the school system to scores of Alaska chil dren, that have not the opportunity to take even the grammar grades. He favors a change in the law so that it will provide for a school super intendent for each of the Judicial Div isions, to have general charge of all schools within the division. The Iditarod statesman also took high ground against the placing of rev enue received from the saloon license fees into the school fund. He said that money taken from that source should be put in some other fund rath er than that it be expended for the payment of education for the youth of Alaska. He thought other avenues of taxation are available for education al purposes and that they should be utilized. Before explaining his ideas of the changes we should have in our school laws. Senator Roden explained the laws as they exist to the students; the sources of the revenue for school main tenance, and the manner of adminis tering the laws. Frightful Mine Accident Kills Six at Fairbanks FAIRBANKS, April 3?The worst accident that ever ocured In the min ing operations of the Fairbanks dis trict took place last night when Mihc ael Twohey and Joseph HelTler, owu ers of a Goldstream claim, and four others were killed. The accident was caused by the collapse of the drifts. Judge Peter D. Overfield | To Conduct Floating Court VALDEZ, April 3.?Judge Peter D. Overfleld yesterday wired Attorney' General James C. McReynolds paying that he will make the trip to the West ward as the presiding judge of the floating court for the year 1913. He I asked, however, to be relieved upon his return to Seward September 22 Judge Overfleld and the other ot'i eers of his court will make the trip on the United States revenue cutter ! Thetis. Sulzer Denounces Republican Leader ALBANY, April 3. ? Gov. William Sulzer today denounced William Barnes, Jr., in unmeasured terms, for having instituted legislative proceed ings by the introduction of a resolu tion to investigate the Governor and the charges that he made pre-election pledges to sign a full-crew bill regu lating the number of men that must be used on railway trains in the State. Promised to Dismiss Case CHICAGO, April 3.?Albert C. Frost testified yesterday that former Attor ney-General George W. Wickersham had given him assurance before re tiring from olllce that he would be given a square deal, and that, if it were discovered that the facts are as stated to him, the case against Frost and others would be dismissed. Former Senator George Turner, of Spokane, has been subpoenaed as a witness. ATTORNEY ENTERS ABATEMENT PLEA This morning in the district court, Attorney Hellenthal, for his client, en tered a plea in abatement to the in dictment in the case of Joe McDonald which will be passed upon tomorrow I morning by Judge Thomas it. Lyons. Mr. Hellenthal also argued the matter of compelling the prosecution to pro duce the notes taken before the grand jury to be used by the court in con nection with the defendant's applica tion to be admitted to bail. This mat ter will also be ruled on tomorrow. START BASEBALL PREPARATIONS The first step toward preparing for the Juneau baseball season will be taken this evening. Tom Radonich has issued an invitation to all those in terested in the great American game to meet at the Orpheum theatre this evening after the show, to take such action as shall be determined. All that are interested in the game are requested to be present. MARIPOSA HAS A CAPACITY LIST The Mariposa arrived from the South at seven o'clock this morning for the Westward via Skagway. The ship has a capacity list of passengers aboard, many of them enroute to the interior are going over the ice via the Yukon, The following debarked at Juneau: I). B. Wilson, Mike Chalavich, Al. Beach, M. J. Hannan. Miss E. Fost er, Miss Ethel Foster, G. M. Hill, Gus Rosenblatt, Mrs. Rosenblatt, J. A. Rielly, Milo Canthran, G. H. Piper, F. Schlinder, Ole Olson, Grover Ker tes, J. M. Gibson, E. A. Porter, F. J. Carmony, Joe Prano, W. H. Whalen, S. P. Skoog, A. H. Foss, and John Bie leck. Phone your subscription to The Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4. Gen. Flagler Is Near to Death JACKSONVILLE, Fla.. April 3. A dispatch received here conveys the information that Gen. Henry M. Flag ler, builder of the Florida Keys rail road, is likely to die at any moment. He is at Palm Beach. BRIG.-GEN. STEEVER RETIRES EROM ARMY EL PASO. Tex., April 3.?Brig-Gen. Edgar Z. Steever, commander of the Department of Texas, United States Army, was retired yesterday, having reached the age limit prescribed by law. ? His headquarters have been at San Antonio, Tex., though he has been at this place for some time. MORGAN'S REMAINS START HOMEWARD! ? I ROME, April 3.?The remains of John I'ierpont Morgan were dispatched yesterday evening for Havre from which place they will be taken on board of a ship sailing Saturday. Rel atives of the dead financier in Europe will accompany the body to the United States. It was said today that Morgan's pet Chinese dog has refused to eat since! the death of its master. It is feared ! that it will starve itself to death. GOOD TIME ASSURED AT CHURCH DANCE Extensive preparations are being made by the Ladies' Guild for the dancing party at the Governor's House tomorrow evening. The party will be entirely informal. Special music has been arranged for under the direc tion of Mr. Milton Winn. Besides dancing, card tables will be provided. The evening's enjoyment will be further enhanced by vocal and instru mental music, in which Miss Levy and Mr. Monte Snow have kindly promised to assist. Refreshments will also be provided by the ladies. Dancing will begin promptly at 8:30 p. m. and will con tinue until 12. The proceeds of the evening's entertainment will be in aid of the church. CORDOVA HAD A QUIET ELECTION CORDOVA, April 2.?The following were elected councllmen at a quiet election here yesterday: L. M. Price, George C. Hazelet, George Dooley, H. A. Slater, E. V. Boryer, and A. E. Lathrop. CHICAGO PACKERS BUY ALASKA CANNERIES ASTORIA, March 28.?It was au thoritatively announced here today that Libby, McNeill & Llbby, the Chi cago packers, are negotiating for the purchase of the Alaska Fishermen's Packing Co. canneries at Bristol Bay, Alaska. A meeting of the stockhold ers of the packing company will be held April 10 to consider the offer,. Libby, McNeill & Libby already own two canneries, one at Kenai and one at Nelson's Lagoon, Bristol Bay The Alaska Fishermen's Packing Co. own canneries at Koggiung and Nushagak, on Bristol Bay. Montenegrins Sacrifice Lives for Victory CETTINJG, April 3. ? Scutari has fallen. The Montenegrins and Serv ians are in control, and the transfer of the military equipment and army in the surrendered city is being com pleted today. The surrender followed ' some of the fiercest fighting that has taken place In the war. The Montene grin officers deliberately sacrificed 200 i men in forcing an opening for their forces to enter the Turkish trenches. This number of picked bomb-throwers, who were sent clamb ering up the mountain, thre their death-dealing misiles right into the faces of the Turkish gunners, and made a way for a bayonet charge that j carried everything before it. Every one of the bomb throwers lost his life, each givin it as a willing sarciflce to his country. With the break once made, move ment followed movement in rapid suc-j cession. Batallion after batallion poured Into the breach, and the storm ing infantry became invincible. The day was one of sensations, and the heroism displayed by Montenegrin and Turk equals anything recorded in history. When the Turks realized that the last day of their defense had coine they set fires everywhere, as they did at Adrianople, and the city is in flames. Montenegrins Must Give Up Prize LONDON, April 3.- The warships of the Mediterranean fleets of the pow ers are asembling along the Montene grin coast for the purpose of compell ing Montenegro to surrender Scutari. They have determined that it cannot remain the territory of Montenegro, but that it must be annexed to the new kingdom of Albania. Wilson Favors Free Wool and One Tariff Bill WASHINGTON, April 3. ? President Woodrow Wilson has agreed that the new tariff hill should provide for free raw wool. This has been a subject on which tariff reformers differ, and : the Underwood bill that was passed i at the special session in 1911 iixed a 20 per cent duty. This was raised in the Senate in order to satisfy the de mands of the Progressive Senators whose votes were necessary in order to get the bill through. President Wilson also has declared that lie favors the revision of all the tariff schedules in one bill, notwith standing that Senator T. I\ Gore and others have favored the schedule by schedule method of attack. It is like ly that one hill will be reported, and that it will be passed as the "Under wood bill," and that the administra tion will stand or fall with it. The President thinks it will be time | enough to consider the income tax <ltiestion after the tariff schedules shall have been agreed upon and the experts figure have an opportunity to estimate the amount of revenue they will produce. Dr. Eggington Weds Miss Dean Dr. I., O. Egginton and Miss Maynej Dean were united in marriage this morning, the Rev. Father Brown con-i ducting the nuptial mass at 6:30 o' clock. Miss Hubbard and Royal Shep ard were witnesses to the ceremony. Wedding breakfast was served at the Alaska Grill soon after. The bride is the daughter of Mr. ad Mrs. William J. Dean, of Seattle, and is a graduate nurse from Provi dence hospital, Seattle, in which place she was a great favorite. For the past six months she has been a beloved nurse at St. Ann's hospital, Juneau. Since coming to Juneau she has be come a great social favorite. The groom is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh of the class '07. and has lived in Juneau for the past year and a half, during which time he has practiced his profession of physician and surgeon. He holds a very enviable position in the field of his work. He takes a great interest in athletics having served as left! tackle of his varsity football team. Dr. and Mrs. Eggington have taken taken temporary apartments in the Lewis block pending arrangements that are being made for a permanent home. PIONEERS ELECT i THEIR OFFICERS The Pioneers of Alaska had an in teresting meeting last night, at which the following were elected as officers for the ensuing term: J. T. Martin, president; Grover C. Winn, first vice president; James McKenna, second vice president; E. L. Cobb, secretary; Emery Valentine, treasurer: Rev. L. F. Jones, historian; Trevor Imvis, sergeant at arms; and J. M. Davis, Capt. Whitney and Martin George, trustees for the one, two and three year terms respectively. Ninety-seven persons have thus far signed application cards for member ship in the local Igloo of the Pioneers. SEWARD ELECTS ITS COUNCILMEN SEWARD, April 2.?The following were elected councilmen here yester day: Crawford, Tacklenburg, Tozler, Boon, Noon, Grnef, and Chamberlain.' Gaffney Indian Bill Coming Up Among the special orders for to morrow in the House of Representa tives is the consideration of Repre sentative Thomas Gaffney's House Rill No. S, amending the Alaska code, re ducing the crime of selling or furn ishing liquor to Indians from a fel ony to a misdemeanor and making In dians that solicit others to sell or furn ish them liquor guilty of crime as well as the person who furnishes the liquor. The bill was reported from the House committee on judiciary and federal re lations yesterday with the recommen dation that it do pass, and will come up for final vote under the rules to morrow. As introduced the bill made no change In the enormity of the offense of providing liquor to Indians, and re tained the provision as it now is in the code, making the crime a felony. It was amended, however, in the com mittee so as to reduce the crime to a misdemeanor. The amendment was offered by Representative Arthus G. ? Shoup. The bill, as recommended for pass age, makes either the furnishing of liquor to Indians or the solicitation of it by them punishable with a fine of from $120 to $500 or imprisonment in jail for from 60 to 250 days, or both fine and imprisonment, for the first offense. The penalty is doubled for offenses committed after the first one. DAYTON DAMAGES REACH $40,000,000 DAYTON, April 3.?Gov. James M. Cox estimates that it require $40, 000,000 to make this city normally in habitable. WASHINGTON. April 3.?Major Rhodes, who has been directing the sanitary work at Dayton, reports that the work is progressing satisfactorily. Germany Sends Money. MAINZ, Germany, April 3.?The city council of this place today voted $10, 000 for the flod sufferers of Ohio and Indiana. The remains of Peter L. Pratt was shipped to eSattle on the Princess Sophia last night. Mrs. Pratt and lit tle daughter accompanied the re mains.