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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. I.. NO. 184. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 1615. PRICE TEN CENTS WILSON TO NAME JENNINGS JUDGE l House Passes Tripp's School fund Memorial The House yesterday afteruoou con curred in the joint memorial intro duced in the Senate, by Senator Tripp, asking Congress to pass an act per mitting the city of Juneau to issue bonds to the amount o" $50,000 for the purpose of increasing the school facilities of the town. The memorial is being printed and will be seut to members of Congress and to other persons wh ocan be of asistatice in getting the desired result. This morning the House devoted the entire session to House Bill No. t>t?. known as the Boyle pharmacy bill. It was dually passe-i after being amended to meet certain conditions prevailing in this country As amend ed. general stores and road houses J situated Jive miles from a regular I drug store will be permitted to sell! patent medicines and simple reme edies. but no poisons except carbol ic acid, croton oil. cynide potash, lau danum. aconite, in original packages.' The House adjourned until 1:30. p. m. Senate The Senate convened ar. 10 a. m. A communication was received from Delegate James Wickersham with an enclosure from the W. C. T. U. of Seward announcing their apprecia tion of the woman's suffrage clause In the home rule bill. Senate Joint Memorial No. 13. by Millard, relating to the reindeer herd, was recommended for passage. Seuate Bill No. 22. by Millard, re lating to right of way for ditches, was recommended for passage. ' The following new bills were Intro- j iluced: Senate Bills Nos. 56. by Tan-i ner. a municipal corporation act; 57. \ by Preeding, creating a road and poor fun; 5S. by Tripp, a municipal cor poration act; 59, by Sutherland, an 8-hour bill, applying to underground placer mines and dredges;; 60, by! Tripp, providing for a commission on j uniformity of legislation. Seuate Bill No. 52, by Rodeu, pro-, viding for mine inspectors, passed to | third reading. Senate Bill No. 36. by Millard, ne- \ gotiable instrument act. passed to third reading. Senate Bill No. 39. by Sutherland. ? a code revision act, was put on final passage and passed. Senate Bills Nos. 46 and 50, byj Preeding, uniform commercial acts.' were put on final passage and passed. Senate Joint Memorial No. 12, by; Sutherland, asking that the hunting season be extended, was put on final passage and passed. The Senate took a recess until 2 p. m. House The House this afternoon passed the following bills; House Bills Nos. 27. 38. 34. 35. 36, 41. 45. 42. 44. 50. 51. 53, 55, 56. 57, 5S, 66 and 67, all code revision bills, and House Bill No. 69. by Shoup, making it a crime to solicit or induce another to commit a crime. The House passed Senate Joint Me morial, by Freding relating to mile age. The House adjourned until 10 a. m., April 14. TEAM CANDIDATES PRACTICE TOMORROM There was a meeting of the Juneau baseball faus at the O. K. barber shop last night at which time the new uni forms were ordered for the town team. The question of choosiug a ? manager was left over until a sub-' sequent meeting. Tom Kauouich. who has beu manager for several seasons.1 is anxious to give the place over to somebody as his business matters re quire so much of his time, but he still is an enthusiastic bug just the same. It was decided to have a practice | game at 2 p. m. tomorrow. There were about fifteen ball tossers and magnets present at last night's meet ing. including such well known men as Walter Bathe. Walter K. Zott. Her bert Conway. E. G. Trantow, Thos. Kadonich. and l.en. Hurlbutt. Every body that can stop a ball without the aid of a gill net is expected to show up on the grounds tomorrow for prac tice. There is a great deal of interest be ing taken by J. C. McBride's bunch of major league talent. .Mayor Charles W. Carter is the moving spir it iu this aggregation. "Come and see our new clothes." said the Mayor to the scribe this morning. The city's chief executive then proceeded to pull out a lot of base ball togs including wicked-looking spike shoes. The suits are maroon and bear the C. W. Young initials. "We got these suits to put on when we take the scalps of the Alaska-Gastineau outfit," the Mayor confided. "Oh yes." he con tinued. "we are going to play all right and it will be for b!ood--go up and see what they have to say about it." L. R. Reedy, when seen, said that the A.-G. boys weer ready to play any team that had a reputation, but that the C. W. Young outfit had better cross the channel and defeat Tread well or Douglas?do something to get entitled to consideration in the game. HEARING ON "WHITE SLAVE" LAW MONDAY AFTERNOON Chairman Aldrich of the House committe on Territorial Institutions announces that there will be a hear ing before the committee Monday. April 14. at 3 p. ra. at which time thf Millard "white slave" law will be con sidered. DOUGLAS MAN IS FINED FOR PETTY LARCENV Today John Kiviaho was fined $2.: by Judge Grover Winn of the com missioner's court for the theft of s grip from a rora in the town of Doug las. The defendant paid the fine an< was released from custody. SPECIAL MEETING; POSITIONS EILLED City Clerk W. T. Lucas was chosen as municipal magistrate; Captain T. J. Martin, the present incumbent, was re-elected city marshal; B. D. Blakes lee was elected to the recently creat ed positionof city engineer. All of the above happened at a spec ial meeting of the city council called by Mayor Carter last night for this purpose. All of the councimanic body were present except J. B. Marshall, who had been called to attend a hear ing before the legislative committee on a banking bill. Councilman Ed. Hurlbutt made his first appearance as a member of the body having been ab sent from the city at the time of his | election and this being the first meet | ing since his return. There remains yet to be filled in , city offices, that of warfinger and fire ' chief. The latter named position has customarily been filled by an election . of the department membership which i is confirmed by the council. Councilman Ed. Hurlbutt is the present chief of the department. Last night he stated that the . ne had come when Juneau must make a change for the security of the town against fire. Mr. Hurlbutt suggests , that the city employ one competent I man on salary who shall look after ; the apparatus, inspect buildings, or at least chimneys of buildings, and be chief of the department Mayor Carter says that this will be the nucleus of a paid or less a sufH ient number of paid men to give the city proper fire protection. It is ex pected that the city will install an efficient fire alarm system shortly. BRITT SAYS BILL SHOULD PASS William Brltt, the Juneau druggist, is a strong supporter of Dr. F. M. Boyle's pharmacy bill that passed the House of Representatives this morn : ing. and says that its passage will do much for the betterment of condi tions in Alaska, and that it should not 1 be further amended. Before passing the House an amend ment was made to the Boyle bill per ' mitting general stores five miles or ? more from a drugstore to carry cer tain well-known remedies, and to sell them. Another amendment was adopted permitting physicians thai ' have had three years' experience ir a drug store to prepare prescriptions Other amendments of a minor natun > were adopted. The physicians' bill, introduced bj i Representative Boyle as a companioi - measure of the pharmacy bill, was 1 passed a few days ago. Both billi 1 now go to the Senate. HEARING ON BURNS BANKING BILL The House committee on bunks und banking gave a bearing last night on the Burns banking bill, that is now up for consideration. The banking business from nearly every section of Alaska was represented at the meet ing. J. B. Marshall appeared for the bank of Katalla and J. J. Cole repre sented the Merchants' and Miners' bank of Nome. Fairbanks banks may be said to be represented by Repre sentative Burns, the author of the bill, who is an olflcer of the First Na tional bank of that city. Local banks were represented by B. M. Behrends, T. F. Kennedy and Guy McNaughton. The bill was discussed in an in formal way and, on the whole, has the approval of the banking interests. The provision limiting the loan to any one individual or corporation to one-fifth the amount of the capital stock is objected to on the grounds that it would work a hardship on the businessmen of Alaska who at cer tain seasons of the year must draw heavily on the banks in order to lay in the necessary supplies for the peo ple. It is very likely that this fea ture of the bill will be amended. The hearing was continued until this af ternoon at three o'clock when the Kel ly banking bill will also be consid ered. CAUCUS ON FISHERIES BILLS The House this afternoon paused a concurrent resolution to the effect that the House and Senate meet in joint session on Monday eveuing to consider the bill prepared by the bu reau of fisheries to be introduced in Congress. LEGISLATORS ABANDON SITKA EXCURSION The Sitka excursion that was pro poced by the members of the legisla ture for the end of the present week has been abandoned. The rush of work that is now coming up before the law makers for action is so great that it was decided that it would be impractical to lose the time that such an excursion would entail, notwith*. standing the sacrifice of only one leg islative day. JONES AND SMITH ARE DELEGATES The Rev. L. P. Jones, of Juneau, is the ministerial and E. O. Smith, of Sitka, the layman delegate to the Presbyterian general assembly that will conveue In the early summer at Atlanta. Ga. They were selected at j the Presbyteriy that has been in ses sion at Sitka all week. The Rev. L. F. Jones is the pioneer ! pastor of Juneau. He has resided here for more than 20 yeads and has been connected with the Indian work of the Presbyterian church. He Is a recognized authority on the Alaska In lians and the work that has been done among them. He Is the author of a book that will soon issue from a wellknown Eastern publishing house will be a valued eddition to the litera lure on AiasKa inaians. E. O. Smith, of Sitka, the lay dele gate, is connected with the mercan tile house of W. O. Mills; of that city, and is a well known and popular resi dent of the old city. The Atlanta general assembly will be the most important meeting of the Presbyterians to take place in the United States for many years. Prac tically all the different branches of the Presbyterians will be there and plans for their union in one church organization will be discussed. The Rev. Dr. M. A. Matthews, of Seattle, who was elected moderator of the Presbyterian church at the last general assembly will preside at At lanta. The Juneau delegates to the Sitka Presbtery are expected home today. W. G. Beattie, who was one of the delegates, was unable to remain at Sitka, and did not attend any of the sessions. He returned to Juneau a few days ago. HOUSE COMMITTEE ON BANK ING GIVES HEARING TONIGHT The House committee on banking will meet at 7:30 tonight for the fur ther consideration of banking bills now before the House. ARMY OFFICER KNOWN ON COAST, IS DEAE SEATTLE, April 12.?Colonel Mil ler, of the United States army ant formerly quartermaster at Seattle ) died yesterday at New York. He wai well known on the Pacific coast. Chinese Declaration of of Independence Praised WASHINGTON, April 12.?The Chi nese declaration of independence in tho form of an address to the world was cabled this morning, and received by members of the administration and Congress with enthusiasm. Among the sentiments expressed, the follow ing have been picked out for special praise: "The will of Heaven is manifsted through the will of the people." "May no duty of the government go unfilled, and no hidden wound go undressed." Americans at Guaymas Ask for Warships GUAYMAS, Mexico, \pri! 12. ? The, killing of seamen J. C. Klesow and W. W. Corrie, of the United States i armored cruiser California, yester-, day, resulted in the American resi dents asking that American warships at Mazatlan be sent there. SAN DIEGO, April, 12. ? Admiral Cowles, of the Pacffic fleet, has be gun an investigation of the killing of American sailors at Guaymas, Mexi co. It is said that the men were shot by the chief of police of Guaymas. WASHINGTON. April 12. ? A dis patch received from American Coun sular Agent Taylor at Guaymas, Bays a strict investigation into the killing ot Aernircan sailors at that place yes terday is being prosecuted. He says the shooting was done by the chief of police. Inasmuch as American sailors are always unarmed when ashore, the government will insist that the killing be probed to the bottom. WASHINGTON, April 12.?Secre tary of the Navy Joseplius Daniels, addressing the navy league today, said: "When the people of the country plead for a greater navy we will have it, but not until then." PITTMAN EXPECTS RAILWAY ACTION WASHINGTON, April 12.?Senator Key Pittman, of Nevada, said this morning that he is hopeful of getting Alaska railroad legislation before the Senate for consideration while the House is considering the tariff ques tion. If successful in geting the rail road legislation before the Senate at all he believes that satisfactory leg islation will be adopted. Buffalo Strike Is Settled BUFFALO, N. Y? April 12. ? The strike on the International Railway i Company lines was settled this morn ing through the intervention of Mayor Louis F. Fuhrraan. The terms of set- i tlemeut are understood to be satisfac-! tory to both employers and employ ees. BELGIAN GOVERNMENT TO RESIST STRIKE BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 12.? The Belgian government is prepar ing to resist the strike that has been called to begin Monday. It is the plan of the strikers that 400,000 work ingmen shall quit work at one time. The plans -of the government to pre vent the strike have not been dis closed. FIRE DESTROYS LEAV ENWORTH PRISON LEAVENWORTH, Kan., April 12.? Fire starting the twine plant of the penitentiary here destroyed the plant and other buildings. The loss will be $700,000. MR. PANKHURST RELEASED LONDON, April 12. ? Mrs. Pank hurst was released from prison here today. GOOD-SIZED CROWD AT GOOD ORPHEUM SHOW A comfortably-sized crowd wit nessed the show at the Orpheum last night. All of the pictures were in teresting and instructive?citizens in the making, is a Yiddish drama of the steerage and carries not only the personal interest but displays the government methods to guard against letting in objectionable subjects. The spoiled child shows some very clever juvenile acting. Tonight there will be an entire change of program. WHITE PASS SAILORS GOING TO THEIR POST Fifty steamboat men of the White Pass & Yuokn route, including Cap ' tain McDonald, Captain Bloomquist, Captain Gardner and Chief Engineer . James Cauden are aboard the Prin 1 cess Sophia enroute to Whitehorse , for the purpose of getting ready for 3 the sesaon's work. Chief Cauden is accompanied by his wife. MORGAN'S BODY IS AT HOME NEW YORK. April 123.?The body of J. Pierpont Morgan arrived on the Steamship LaPrance last night and is now resting the library of his New York home. MRS. DARLING CONGRAT ULATES LEGISLATURE Mrs. Esther Darling, of Nome, who has gained fame for her books and magazine articles and verse on Alas ka topics is pleased with action of the Alaska legislature in passing the wo man suffrage bill. ' In a letter to Rep resentative Thomas Gaffney, of Nome Mrs. Darling says: "Congratulations upon passing the | woman suffrage bill without a dis senting vote. Personally I have nev er been at all ardent in the cause, but it may be because I know so little about it. But 1 think it is bound to come, and the Alaskans have made themselves enernaly popular with the women by the way of passing it so graciously." Mrs. Darling is tlie wire 01 weci Darling, the Nome hardware man, and with Mr. Darling, she has been spend ing the winter at Berkeley, California In her letter to Mr. Gaffney she says that they are already preparing to make the trip to Nome. Mrs. Darling is the joint owner with "Scotty" Allen of one of the teams that is participating in the great Nome dog race that is now un der way in the Bering Sea camp, and whicb was the favorite in the betting at the start. This is the third year that Mrs. Darling has had a team in the All-Alaska Sweepstakes, and she won the other two. "Scotty" Allen, who has driven more dog teams to victory in Alaskan races than any oth er man, is interested with Mr. Darl ing in business and is the manager of the hardware store in the winter sea son. SHIPPING JAPS TO ATLIN TO WORK PLACER Twenty Japs were taken through in bond on the last trip of the Sophia to be worked in the Atlin placer mines It is said that the company employ ing them put $1,000 for each Orienta to insure that he did not slip off the ship at Ketchikan, Juneau, or som< other point. When you want WHIPPED CREA\ 1 go to "LEIVER'S." President Promises to Appoint Juneau Lawyer WASHINGTON, April 12.?It was announced at the White House today that Robert W. Jenings, of Juneau, will he appointed United States Dis trict Judge for the First Judicial Di vision of Alaska as soon as a vacan-i cy shall occur on the bench in that, district. It was also said that the President plans to open Alaska up for develop ment at an early date, and that he will appoint an actual bona fide resident of t hut Territory governor quickly. President Makes Two Appointments. WASHINGTON, April 12. ? Presi dent Wood row Wilson signed and sent to the Senate the appointment of Dud ley Field Malone, of New York, to be assistant secretary of state, and Has 1 sett Moore to be solicitor of the state j department. Johnson Still Leads in Nome Dog Race NOME, April 12. ? John Johnson' reached Haven at 6:07; Delezene at 6:49 a. in., and Allen at 8:20 a. m.j Illayok reached Gold Hun at 5:31 a.; m. Allen's and Delezene's dogs are all j in harness. Johnson has three lame. The worst blizzard of the winter is blowing here. NOME, April 12. (Special to The i Dally Empire.)?Johnson left Candle | on the return trip last night at seven; o'clock; Delezene left at 11:03 p. m.; Illayok, at 11:56; and Allen at 12:09' a. ni. today. NOME, (via Seattle, April 12..? Johnson's Siberian wolves made Can dle at 3 p. m. Friday, making the run in 30 hours, beating the previous best record 30 minutes, made by John son with his Siberian wolves in 1910. Delezene arrived three minutes be hind Johnson. Johnson took four Allen, Delezene and lllayok resting hours' rest and started back, leaving at Candle. NOME, April 11.?(Received April 12.)?Johnson reached Candle at 3:10 p. m.; Delezene, at 3:14 p. rn.; Allen at 4:06. All are now resting. John son beat the previous best time to Candle by 13 minutes. lllayok was 25 miles behind. NOME, April 11.?Johnson is still going, but his dogs are tired. He reached Gold Run at 11:14 a. m. Al len left Haven eight hours behind Johnson but gained three hours on him between Telephone and Haven. He has not yet reached Cold Run. lllayok is resting at Haven. Dele zene left Ilavon at 8:03 a. m. Candle is 28 miles from Gold Run. and Johnson will be reported from there next. Democratic Caucus Makes first Change In Tariff Bill The Democratic caucus last night ordered the first amendment that thus far lias been directed to the Under-j wood tariff bill, when it voted that, shoe manufacturing machinery should be placed on the free list. This ma chinery is now taxed 45 per cent, and the Underwood bill reduced it to 25 per cent. This is the firset break be-, tween the House members and the ways and means committee. WASHINGTON, April 12. ? The Democratic caucus in session this afternon voted down al lamendments proposed to the sugar schedule in the Underwood tariff bill. Society Women Must Testify CHICAGO, April 12.? Prominent Chicago society women were taken from the cafes at midnight and com pelled to testify before the State Sen ate committee that is investigating white slavery and the causes for it. RUSSIAN GIRL COMMITS SUICIDE! SAN FRANCISCO, April 12? Miss Olga Temovich, of St. Petersburg, daughter of a Russian countess com mitted suicide here this morning in a fashionable hotel. She was engaged to marry Isaac Ingham, a wealthy Californian. RIVAL KILLS BOY GROOM SAN JOSE, Calif., April 12.?Fred. Benicker, aged 18 years, was shot and killed today In the presence of his bride of a week, by Thomas Shurin. The latter was in love with the wom an. Shurin is under arrest. _ NOTHING IN CHARGES AGAINST SENATOR WASHINGTON, April 12.?Unfted i States District Attorney Charles R. Wilson, of the District of Columbia, before whom charges involving the 1 moral character of a Democratic Unit 1 ed States Senator were filed a few ? days ago says that there is absolute " ly nothing in the charges that are dls ' creditable to the senator. He has re 5 fused to take any action at all. The 5 name of the senator involved has been kept from the public. I Go to "LEIVER'S" FOR A GOOD chow or smoke. Hopes Japs Will Not Be Hurt WASHINGTON. April 12.?Presi dent Woodrow Wilson in a talk with the newspaper men at the capital said this morning that he hoped the Cali fornia legislation would not be objec tionable to Japan. He believes that Japanese should be placed ou the same basis as other aliens in any leg islation that should be enacted. SEATTLE PIONEER DIES AT SAN FRANCISCO SEATTLE, APRIL 12? David R. McKinay, a rich pioneer of this city and formerly under-sheriff of King county, died yesterday at San Francis co. BAKER PLEADS GUILTY SAN FRANCISCO, April 12.?Chas. F. Baker plead guilty this morning to embezzling $127,000 from the Crock er-Wool worth National Bank. He will be sentenced Monday. RUBY LIKES DOG RACING AS SPORT Ruby's first dog derby was certain ly a big success. It was the means of unbottling a great deal of pent-up enthusiasm, and it may be said that the "little ponies" will In future pro vide a vast amount of amusement and excitement for Rubyites.?Ruby Rec ord-Citizen. FEMMER & RITTER See this Arm for all kinds of dray fng and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. Coal j delivered promptly. Femraer & RIt I ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor I ner. Phone 314. Residence phones '402 or 403. ???