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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. I., NO. 136. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 1913. ' PRICE TEN CENTS The Senate Sets Rapid Pace for Lower House The staid old Senate set a pace for| the House this morning that is mak ing most of the members of the low er branch sit up and take notice. Be side passing several bills originating in the upper house the Senate this morning considered eighteen House bills and on final passage passed all but one. These bills with the excep tion of No. 69. by Shoup. are amend- j nient bills introduced by Gray and Aldrich. The Shoup bill just passed ] provides that it shall be a crime to entice another to commit a crime. Senator Tripp introduced another joint memorial this morning. This last prayer of the Juneau Senator is for the government to take steps to ward dredging Juneau bar so that Gastineau channel will be navigable. House Bill No. S, the Gaffnev Indian liquor traffic bill which was tied to i the stake yesterday was released this i morning by a motion to reconsider. and will come up for consideration to-' morrow. The joint rule goes into effect to day which compels each house to make - p. m. of each day's session the hour when bills originating in the other house will be a special or der and one hour and a half must be devoted each day until the limit is' reached when bills other than appro priation bills can be considered. Something new happened in the House this morning. Shoup intro duced House Memorial No. 1. This memorial has to do with conserva tion as applying to the coal and tim ber reservations and is accompanied by a bill setting forth the idea of the author for solving the problem now confronting Cougress on this subject. IN THE SENATE. APRIL 15. The Senate convened at 10 a. m. Senate Joint Memorial No. 19, by Tripp, asking the government to take steps leading to the dredging of Gas tineau channel was introduced. Senate Joint Memorials Nos. 11 and IS were recommended for final pass age. The vote postponing House Bill No. S. indefinitely, was reconsidered and the bill will be considered tomorrow. Senate Bill No. 52. by Roden. pro- j viding for mine inspectors was put on final passage and passed. Senate Joint Memorial No. 13, by Millard, relating to reindeer, was put on final passage and adopted . The following Senate Bills were put on final passage and passed: No. 56.; by Senate committee on judiciary, re-} lating to business corporations: No. ?11. by the same committee, relating! to the use of water for mining and j I irrigating: No. 48. by Bruner, relat ing to taxation; No. 54. by Freeding. relating to uniform bills of lading. The Senate concurred in House amendments to Senate Joint Memor ial No. 15. Senate Bill No. 57, by Freeding was withdrawn. House Bill No. 69, by Shoup. mak-, ing it a crime to induce another to commit a crime and House code amendment bills No. 57, 58, 44, 51, 67. 56, 28. 50. 42. 53. 66. 27. 35, 41. 36. and 34 were put on final pass age and passed. House Bill No. 55 a code revision bill was referred. The Senate took a recess until 2 p. m. The Senate was called to order at two o'clock this afternoon. The Senate took up Senate Bill No. 1. as amended by the House and put it on final passage. The afternoon is being divoted to this measure. IN THE HOUSE. APRIL 15. The House convened at 10 a. m. House Bill No. 77, by Driscoll, pro viding for an official ballot to be used at all elections in the Territory, was recommended for passage. House Joint Resolution No. 5, by Gaffney, asking that Sitka National .Monument be repaired and restored, was recommended for passage. Senate Bill No. 23, by Millard, a white slave law, was re-referred to the committee on judiciary. Senate Bill No. 35. by Millard, de scribing fees and license tax for cor porations was recommended for pass age. House Bill No. 88. by Shoup. amend ing civil procedure to conform with federal statutes in matter of trial on indictments was introduced. House Memorial No. 1, by Shoup, relating to conservation of coal and timber was introduced. The House took a recess until 2 p. m. The House was called to order at 1:30 p. m. The committee report on Senate Bill No. 5, by Roden, woman's eight hour labor law that it do not pass, was sustained by vote of 8 to 7. Senate Bill No. 6, by Roden, pro viding an eight-hour day for all pub lic works, was put on fl.nal passage and passed. Senate Bill No. 31. by Millard, to prevent employees from compelling employees to live in employer's houses and trade at employer's stores, was put on final passage and passed. Senate Bill No. 25. by Bruner. the code revision commission bill, was res urrected and considered finally, being indefinitely postponed. EXTENDS THANKS I TO THE EMPIRE The enterprise of the Daily Empire in getting the news three times a day of the All-Alaska Sweepstakes dog race at Nome has appealed to a former resident of that c.ty. Practically all of the dog race dispatches received at j Juneau came to the Empire. For the convenience of the Nome people and others interested in the city the dis- j patches were made public at once up on their arrival. The letter from the former Nomeite, was dated at Juneau yesterday, and is as follows: "To the Editor:?The citizens of Nome temporarily in Juneau and the citizens of Juneau who formerly re sided at Nome feel very aindly to-1 ward the Daily Empire for the enter-' prise it has displayed in getting early and reliable news of the Nome dog race. You are making a good paper, taking a live interest in all Alaskan matters, and are deserving of the suc cess that seems to be coming your way. Personally. 1 thank you for your enterprise. Former Nomeite. COURT NOTES The case of J. R Heckman et al vs.! the Town of Ketchikan, the Town, Council of Ketchikan, the Tongas In vestment Co., and the Tongas Trad-1 ing Co.. has been dismissed, the par ties to suit having settled out of court, j Alice and Maude Moore were arrest ed by the marshal's office charged; with larceny and disturbing person al property of another and will have; a hearing before Commissioner Gro-: ver Winn at 4 p. m. today. BIG SENTENCE FOR ROBBING A JAP A hold-up man was sentenced to three years by Magistrate Shaw In the police court. The crime was the robbery of $3 from a Japanese. Gee. what would he have got if it had been $300.000.?Prince Rupert Empire. ' HOUSE SWINGS AXE ON TWO SENATE BILLS Senator Roden's bill, providing an eight-hour day for women, received its death blow in the House this af ternoon. The deed was done by sus taining the committee report that it do not pass. Those voting to sustain the committee were Driscoll, Ingersoll, Jones. Kelly, Kennedy, Shoup, Stub bins, and Codings; against, Aldrlch, Boyle, Burns, GatTney. Gray. Ingram, and Svindseth?8 to 7. And now the bill is dead. The House continued to swing the cleaver and landed effectually on the neck of Senator Bruner's bill, provid ing for a code revision commission. This bill has been resurrected through parliamentary action and was up for consideration. Several times Shoup tried to save it from destruction but the temper of the Hous was set to kill it and they did it by a vote of 9 to 5. TITANIC DISASTER WAS ONE YEAR AGO TODAY Today is the anniversary of the sinking of the steamer Titanic, the greatest marine tragedy of which we have record. The then largest ship afloat struck an iceberg just before midnight April 14, 1912, and went to the bottom a few minutes after the begining of a new day with 1,503 souls, including many prominent men in the world of commerce and the professions. NEW OFFERING AT ORPHEUM TONIGHT _____ ? One of the largest of Monday's au diences witnessed the Orpheum show last night which was well received. Tonight is change night and the fol lowing is offered: "His Father's Bu gle," "Woman's Way," "Margaret's Awakening," "Fickle Soldier." Forced out of business by owner of building. Sale to run only 10 more days. tf. J. J. SHARRICK. THE JOINT CAUCUS BRINGS NAUGHT The Senate and House of the Leg- j islutive assembly met in joint caucus at 8 o'clock last night in the Hall of the House in accordance with a con current resolution passed by each house. The caucus adjourned, how ever, without taking action on the sub ject mutter which was the object of the caucus. There was a full attendance from both branches of the legislature when Speaker Collins nipped with his gavel and stated the object of the caucus which was to discuss the tentative draft of a bill prepared by the bureau of fisheries and the cannery interests for introduction in Congress us a law governing the fishing industries of Alaska. President Hay, of the Senate, was chosen to preside at the caucus. Rep resentative Milo Kelly of Knik, mov ed that the bill be taken up section by section and passed on until the entire bill had been made to suit the wishes of the joint caucus and that it then be forwarded to congress as a memorial from the legislature asking that which Alaska wanted In the matter of legis lation affecting the fishing industry. Senator Sutherland, chairman of the Senate committee on Fisheries, oppos ed the motion for the reason that there are fish bills pending. He fav ored waiting until an opinion can be received fro the attorney-general as to whether the Alaska legislature has power to act on the question. He could not see that it wouhl be of any advantage to puss a memorial asking Congress to make laws and regu lations governing the fishing industry if the legislature had power to act. He believed the legislature should wait until the opinion had been rendered first and then it would be time to pe tition congress. Senator Tanner and Representative Gaffney also supported the position ta ken by Senator Sutherland. At this juncture Senator Millard arose and moved that the joint caucus do now adjourn. Senator Bruner was recognized and said that he thought that now that the two houses had met it would be well to improve the time by discussing the bill and taking action upon it. Representative Al drich said that he was opposed to taking any action whatver until it had first been determined whether or not the legislature had power to legis late on the subject. He believed the legislature had power to legislate and was opposed to asking congress to do work that the legislature should do. Representative Ingram said that he could see no reason why the bill should not be discussed and such ac tion taken as would express the views of the legislature on the subject. It was not at all necessary to forward a memorial to congress, but the legis lature could arrive at an understand ing on the subject. Representative Jones was in favor of going into the subject. He said that he did not know much about the fish question but was anxious to learn all that he could. Senator Millard said that he was op posed to considering the question at this time. He had made the motion to adjourn in the interest of harmony. He was convinced that no good could be accomplished by continuing the caucus. For himself he would refuse to take any active part on the sub ject for the very reason that if the legislature had power to act he would follow a certain line of action, if the attorney general decided that the leg islature had no authority on the sub ject he would choose a different line of action. At the conclusion of Senator Mil lard's remarks the motion to adjourn was carried. JEFFERSON SAILS FOR THE NORTH SEATTLE, April 15.?The Jeffer son sailed from Seattle for Juneau, Douglas and other Southeastern Alas ka points last night. She had the following named passengers for Ju neau: Josephine Henrixon, Mrs. Hannah Kiva, E. C. Colmans, T. Josenhaus, Miss Eva Tripp, Mrs. H. T. Tripp, R. W. Whitney, J B. Eddington and wife. W. Stuart. J. H. Mayhew, T. F. Burk hart. C. Johnson. W. Willard. C. F. Starr and wife, E. J. Margerie, Mrs. Lilly Miller, Mrs. C. H. McKain, E. Santrel, D. Wheeler, Martin Rodete, John Boudine and thirteen steerage. D. Laden is a cabin passenger for Douglas. ANNOUNCEMENT I wish to announce to all my custo mers and the public, that I am forced to vacate the room I am in April 1. HIGH RENT. HAD NO LEASE. As soon as I can find an available place I will be open for business. -2t4-14 D. M. BOTHWELL. Job Printing at The Empire Office Wickersham Wires That Major Strong Will Win Senator Daniel A. Sutherland, of Idttarod, receved a telegram yester day evening from Delegate James Wickersham saying that President Woodrow Wilson will appoint Major j J. P. A. Strong, of Juneau, Governor of Alaska before the end of the pres ent week. The telegram confirms the press dispatch received by The Em pire yesterday evening. Endurance Test Won by Persistent Alaskan ? _________ NOME, April 14.?Fay Delezene, who won the great Nome dog race, covered the distance in seventy-five hours and 42 minutes, ectual elapsed hours and 42 minutes, actual elapsed time. This is 2<J minutes behind the two hours, and Allen five hours. Allen returned with two dogs on the sled. Johnson had :our riding. Dele zone's dogs were all' In fine sliape at the finish. Delezene passed Allen between Ha ven and Gold Run going out. Coming back both rested together at Haven, and started from there nearly togeth er, but Delezene soon took the lead I and held it all the way to Nome. Johnson left Candle four hours be fore Delezene, but Delezene caught him between Topkok and Solomon, on the way home, and remained In the lead from that time uutil the finish. Illayok lost a dog, knd was delayed. Delezene rested 26 hours and 37 minutes. His actual i-pnniug time was 49 hours, five minuteiv.and 27 seconds. All things considered it wasone of the most exciting races ever run at Nome. The above dispatch arrived too late last night for publication. It tells the story of Delezene's victory?dog value plus staying qualities of the driver. There is no question of the staying qualities of any of the driv ers in this great contest but there happened to be a difference in dogs? Dalezene undoubtedly had the super ior team as they demonstrated all through the course ^heir ability to go without injury to themselves, ar riving at Nome at the end of the grill ing trip in fine condition, while two of Allen'se were riding and Johnson was compelled to haul four of his fa vorites home. The dispatch states that Dalezene covered the distance in 75 hours and 42 minutes lapsed time?26 minutes longer than the record established by Johnson In 1910. This is undoubtedly an error of one hour. According to Jack Underwood the record time made J by Johnson is 74 hours and 14 minutes which would still leave a discrepancy l of 2 minutes which dog fans can argue over. | Fay Delezene, the winner of the race is one of the real old sourdoughs of the country, having gone to Nome in '99 from the Yukon. He has enter ed nearly every sweepstake race since | the Kennel Club inaugurated the big sport and has never before been in ; tho money at the finish though he has come near winning third place. | That he has persevered until sue ; cessful is characteristic of the man | who is a high type Alaskan. The dog fever is contagious alright and Juneau has had a bad case ever ! since the Nome delegation arrived in town. When the subject of getting ! up a Sweepstakes ball was broached Juneau took to the idea right off the reel and carried the thing through to a great success. The Empire has been besieged for news from the time l that it was known that the dogs were I off and has furnished bulletins as fast as any were received. The Nome , people here, including the members of the legislature have been fairly consumed with anxiety until the re sult was announced. I Texas Sues Standard Oil I NE WYORK, April 15.?The State of Texas has brought suit against the Standard Oil Company for the recov ery of $100,000,000 for violating the anti-trust statutes of that State. POPE PIUS HAS REMARKABLE DREAM ROME, April 15.?Pope Pius today insisted upon making a statement to the public explaining a dream which he had last night. He says that he returned in his dream to beloved Ven-; ice in a Patriarchial gondola. While; on the Grand canal he saw a vision J of his sister, Rosa. Descending, she took his hand and said, "The moment has not yet come for you to join me. Your work on earth is not yet finish ed." ?????????? NEW COURTHOUSE 1 FOR NEW YORK NEW YORK, April 15.?Plans have been approved for the new New York county court house. It will cost $10, 000,000 and be built in accordance with the general style of the Coliseum, a replica of the Pantheon of Rome. MORGANS REMAINS LAID AWAY HARTFORD, April 15.v ? The re mains of J. Pierpont Morgan, the great financier, were laid away yes terday afternoon In the mausoleum that he had erected for his family at Cedar Hill cemetery. LONDON, April 15.?King George V. was present at the funeral of J. Pierpont Morgan, at New York, by Capt. Sir Walter Campbell. Mis Carrie Johnson and Mrs. H. E. Pratt, of Nome, who conducted the Mess at Main and Second streets, for several weeks, left for the South on the Alki. The Mess has been closed. Conservation Is Great Blunder SEATTLE, April 15.?John D. Ry an, head of the Amalgamated Copper Company and a director of the Chica go, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway, who is in this city, characterizes the conservation policy of the government as applied to Alaska to he a national blunder. He believes that it has re tarded the growth of Alaska immeas ureably. RELEASE BROKERS $10,000 BAIL BOND SAN FRANCISCO, April 15.? The San Francisco brokers in stocks that were arrested for complicity in con nection with the embezzlement of Charles F. Baker, of the Crocker Woolworth bank, were released last night upon each furnishing $10,000 bail bonds for his appearance at trial. SEATTLE PIONEER DIES AT QUEEN CITY WASHINGTON, April 15.?Capt. A. H. .Manning, a pioneer of Seattle, died in this city yesterday. He was one of the best known characters in the Puget Sound country. PRESIDENT LYNCH GETS GOOD JOB I WASHINGTON, April 15.? Presi j dent Woodrow Wilson, announced yes terday afternoon that James H. Lynch president of the International Typo graphical Union, will be appointed public printer to succeed Samuel B. Donnelly. .. Supreme Court Justice Fined. .. OLYMPIA, April 8.?Judge Emmet N. Parker, of the Washington su preme court, was among those who had to appear before Milton Giles, police judge of Olympia, and pay a fine of $5 and costs, amounting in all to $9.80, for running an auto faster than twelve miles an hour In Olym pia. President Sends In Big List of Appointments WASHINGTON, April 15. ? Presi dent Woodrow Wilson today sent to the United Htates Senate the names of Walter H. Page, of New York, to be ambassador to Great Britain; Dr. .John E. Osborne, of Wyoming, to be | lirst assistant Secretary of State; William Osborne, of North Carolina, to lie Commissioner of Internal Reve nue; and Edward Worth, to be sur veyor-general of Oregon. Samuel H. Thompson, formerly Re publican attorney general of Colora do. has been selected to be assistant attorney general before the court of claims. I ?? Republican Postmasters to Remain. WASHINGTON, April 15. ? Post master General Albert S. Burleson : announced today that Republican postmasters would be retained in of fice until the end of their terms pro vided there are no charges sustained against them. MRS. SWINEEORD GETS EIRST PLUM WASHINGTON, April 15. ? Presi-; dent Woodrow WilBon this morning made his first Alaska apointment, when he sent to the United States Senate the name of .Mrs. Minnie Swine ford to be postmistress of Ketchikan. Mrs. Swineford is the widow of the late Gov. Alfred P. Swlneford, who \vu8 appointed Governor of Alaska by President Cleveland in 1885, and who remained as a resident of the terri tory and engaged in newspaper work. He remained one of the leading citi zens of the territory until he died. He and Mrs. Swlneford were pioneer citizens of Ketchikan. To Test Right of Jap Citizens to Naturalization TOKYO, April 15. ? The Japanese cabinet reported to the Emperor this morning that the attitude of Presi dent Woodrow Wilson on the question of the California anti-alien legisla tion made it necessary that a test case be brought in the United States Supreme Court that it might be shown that Japanese are not of Mongolian origin. President Wilson, it was said, lias refused to intercede with the Cal ifornians to defeat the bill that will make it unlawful for aliens to own property in that State, and, if Japanese desire to own property there, it will become necessary for them to become citizens of the United States. As the naturalization laws of that country have been interpreted in the past, Japanese have been ex cluded with Mongolians from becom ing citizens. Japanese diplomats have contended that they are not Mongol ians. President Wilson has said that that is a matter for the courts rather than the Executive Department to de cide. WASHINGTON. April 15.? It iB said In official circles at the National capital that the administration would welcome a decision by the United States Supreme Court as to the eligi bility of Japanese to become citizens of the United States, and that it would like that a test case be pre sented to that tribunal. Japanese diplomatic representatives have protested at more or less regu lar intervals for many years because the United States permit citizens of European countries to become natur alized but refuse to allow Orientals the satuc privilege. They have pro tested to President Woodrow Wilson that it is humiliating to the Japanese that citizens of their country are dis criminating against in this way, and that the attitude of the United States is, seemingly, that they are of an in ferior race. WILSON AND BRYAN Of ONE MIND WASHINGTON, April 15. ?Presi dent Woodrow Wilson and Secretary of State William J. Bryan addressed the Daughters of the American Revo lution. assembled in national conven tion here, last night. Both of the statesmen told the descendants of the Revolutionary heroes that they re gard it as their duty to apply the prin ciples of the Revolutionary ancestors to the issues of modern times. The President and his Secretary of State spoke from the same platform, and both of them were enthusiastical ly received. LIVESTOCK REMAIN ON DUTY LIST WASHINGTON. April 15.?An ef fort was made last night at the Dem ocratic caucus to amend the Under wood tariff bill so that it would put ; cattle, hogs and sheep on the free | list. The caucus voted the proposition j down. Detectives Watch English Bank LONDON, April 15?The Bank of England is surrounded by a cordon of Scotland Yard detectives for the purpose of preventing any outrages in the institution. Women entering the hank are scrutinized carefully, and| all known militant suffragettes are ex*; eluded. Suffragettes burned the seaside ^ home of Arthur Du Cross, member of, parliament, this afternoon. HEAD OF GRAIN FIRM GETS 5 YEARS ST. LOUIS, April 15.?Arthur Rich-i ardson, head of the Richardson Grain company, yesterday afternoon plead guilty to forgery through which he profited to the extent of $90,000. He was sentenced to serve five years in the penitentiary. SEE VAN LEHN * For Cabinet Making or Carpenter work. ? 4-15-6-t. I i John H. Dakin is in town from Sil ver Bow Basin. Mrs. Winn Gets New Goods. .Mrs. William Winn announces that she has received a new shipment of millinery goods. It includes trimmed and ready-to-wear hats, and other goods too numerous to mention La dies will find it to their advantage to inspect them. 4-14-61. livery thing that will plea a sinoi: er may l>e found hi BUKRiitL ?*. Oyster-lovers, go to "U and I" Lunch Room. 4-14-lm. Phone your subscription to The Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4. Robert Forbes arrived in town to day from Excursion Inlet O. Beauclerk, of Victoria. B. 0., is registered at the Occidental. FEMMER & RITTER See this firm for all kinds of dray Ing and hauling. We guarantee sat lsfaction and reasonable prices. Coat delivered promptly. Femmer & Hit ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone 314. Residence phones 402 or 403. ??? 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