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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. I. NO. 137. JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS POPE PIUS CANNOT SURVIVE NIGHT i Senate Bill No. 23 Made Real Skidoo in House Representative Shoup this morning as chairman of the House judiciary committee asked to have the rules suspended for the purpose of allow ing the committee to introduce a sub stitute for Senate Bill No. 23. Millard's white slave act. The rules were sus pended and the substitute was rushed through to final passage and the measure will now go back to the Sen ate for concurrence. This bill was designed to make fel ons of the parasites that live off the white slave traffic. It was declared to be ineffectual by the district attor ney at a hearing on the Senate meas ure because it could not be enforced. The substitute is constructed iu plain language and is very stringent. It, has what is known in police circles, as the "move on ' feature?provision is made for a ten-day suspension of | sentence. Eight-Hour Mining Law Conference The House sent a little note to the Senate stating that the lower branch of the legislature would insist on the House amendments to Senate Bill No. 1. known as the Roden-Gaffeny. or Koden-lngram eight-hour mining law. The House struck out all that re mained of the original Roden-Gaff ney measure except three words in: Sec. 1 and the enacting clause, sub stituting the Ingram bill, which had I first been amended until all forms of placer mining except dredging were eliminated. This does not suit the author at all and some of the provis ions for the quartz industry were ob jectionable to Senator 'i ripp. There | is some possibility of the conference I committee bringing out a bill that will pass both houses. The Banking Bill Committee hearings have resulted | in bringing the Burns banking bill close to its final passage in the House. It is expected that thts meas-! ure will come up at an early date. THE SENATE. APRIL 16 The Senate convened at 10 a. ra. It was recommeuded that Senate, Bill No. 45. by Millard, be considered in committee of the whole and it will | be so considered tomorrow. Senate Joint Memorial No. 19, by i Tripp, relating to the dredging of Ju neau Bar. was recommended for pass age. Senate Bill No. 47. by Kreeding. a uniform sales law. was recommended i for passage. Senate Bill No. 61. by the Senate committe on judiciary and federal re lations to make uniform any refer-1 ence to or citation of compiled laws of Alaska, was introduced. The committe substitute for Senate' Joint Memorial No. 11. by Sutherland, relating to wagon road from Ruby to Long creek, passed to third read ing. Senate Joint Memorial No. 18, by Millard, relating to construction of a federal building at Seward, passed to third reading. A message from the House stated that the House insisted on House amendments to Senate Bill No. 1, the Roden eight-hour law for mines. A conference committee was appointed consisting of Tripp, Freeding and Mil lard for the Senate. Senate Bill No. 11, by Roden, an act amending the United States Min ing laws in their application to Alas ka. was put on final passage, section by section. The Senate took a recess until two j o'clock In afternoon. The Senate was called to order at | 2 p. m. House Bills Nos. 25, 30. 60, and 75 were read and referred. House Joint Memorial No. 9. by Boyle, relating to mail service, was read and referred. House Bill No. 13. By Jones, an an ti-lobbying bill, was put on final pass age and passed as amended. House Joint Memorial No. 7. by Kelly, relating to changing the law In inciter of appointing registers and re ceivers and establishing land otfice at Seward, was put on final passage and passed. The Senate then took up Senate Bill No. 11, by Roden. amending the United States mining laws in their application to Alaska. THE HOUSE. APRIL 16 The House convened at 10 a.m. Under suspension of the rules the House passed a committee substitute for Senate Bill No. 23, by Millard, known as a white slave law. House Bill No. 74, by Ingram, an act relating to grubstake contracts, was put on final passage and passed. The House took a recess until two o'clock in afternoon. The House was called to order at 2 p. m. House Bill No. 74. by Ingram, re lating to grubstake contracts, was put on final passage and passed. House Bill No. 68, by Svindseth, creating the office of Territorial Treas urer was up on final passage but was postponed until Senate measures could be disposed of. Senate Bills Nos. 26. 49. 39, 40. 46. 50. and 48 passed to second reading, and Senate Bills Nos. 32, 34. 37. and 38 were read the second time. Senate Joint Resolution No. 6. was read the second time. POLAR BEAR STRIKES MUD BANK: The Polar Bear. Louis Lane's ex-, ploration schooner, went ashore last! Sunday at Strawberry Point. He was headed for Glacier Bay and in the darkness lost his bearings. Robert! Forbes, the Excursion Inlet cannery man with the tender Jack Horner saw his predicament and went to the: rescue. The Polar Bear was floated; after several pulls by the Jack Hor ner and is now on her way toward toward the polar seas. Captain Lane, beside his regular crew had on board two representa tives of the Smithsonian Institute, who are accompanying him on this voyage in the interest of science. Cap tain I^ane said they would shoot across to Kamchatka and then follow the ice up along the coast until they were in the Arctic Ocean. In addition to making motion pic ture films of the Arctic, and gather ing curios and data in the interest of art. science and literature. Capt. Lane engages in trading with the na tives of the north?particularly with those of the Siberian coast. Every year the Polar Bear goes North early in the spring with a cargo of such goods as appeal to the Eskimos, and when it returns in the autumn it has a large cargo of furs, curios and oth er valuable products of Bering Sea and the Arctic Ocean. FEMMER & RITTER See this firm for all kinds of dray mg and hauling We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. Coat delivered promptly. Femmer & Hit ler's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone 314 Residence phones 402 or 403. *?* Shower Bath for Base Ball Artists Tom McCaul, the popular proprietor of the Fostofflce Cigar Store and Amusement Resort, has a force of men at work converting a large room in the rear of his building into a rendezvous for baseball players and participants in other athletic sports. A room 18x-8 is to fitted up as cozy as possible for the comfort of the players. A shower bath is to be pro vided and other adjuncts of comfort will be installed. ENGLISH ALARMED ON VITAL STATISTICS English statisticians are sounding an alarm over a condition in England and Wales such as has long challenged the interest of scientists of France. In the last thirty years there has been a steady decrease in the number of ! deaths, and increase in the number of marriages per 1000 inhabitants, but the percentage of births Is decreasing. ; The number of deaths per 1000 in habitants in Eingland and Wales has decreased nearly 25 per cent, in 50 years, while the number of births per 1000 has decreased 14 per cent, in the ; same length of time. Waffles all day at "U and I" Lunch Room. 4-14-lm. WHEN YOU want to eat well, go to the Commercial Cafe Dining Room, Lunch Counter, Private Boxes. The choicest viands at lowest prices. For reservations for private parties, phone 281. 3-6-Lf. The Dease Lake Country Good O. Beauclerk who has been mining in the Dease lake country for the past two years arrived in Juneau from Wrangell yesterday. Beauclerk is as sociated with Warburtoa Pike In hy draulic mining on one of the old prop erties on Thibert creek, a tributary of Dease lake. He first went into I the country in 1907 and lias been there practically ever since. The Dease lake pountry is known as the North Cassiar and there are several 1 good streams to prospect besides three, Dease, Thibert and MacDonald, that are known to be good for hy draulic mining. The country has been held back owing to its inaccesibility. The gov ernment will, this year, however, .con struct a wagon road from Telegraph ! to Dease lake,. At present there is j only a trail over which to travel the j 74 miles from Telegraph, the head of navigation on the St'.kine river to Dease lake. There is plenty of game in the country and not many people as yet. Speaking of the reported strike at ' the head of Teslin Beauclerk says ! that the people of Telegraph do not think much of it, but the best way to reach the country is by way of Wran gell after the Stikine river opens. There is a good trail all the way and the reported strike is only 8 miles off the well beaten trail. Down the Dease river toward the Liard and the Pelly there has been a strike but no excitement has been created over it. They are bringing some gold out from that section but the exact location where the gold is mined is not known at this time. Beauclerk is waiting for navigation to open on the Stikine and will prob ably be in Juneau a few days looking the country over. JONES ANTI-LOBBYING BILL PASSES IN SENATE TODAY I Thirsteen is not so unlucky. House Bill No. 13. which did not ?seem to have a chance was passed in the Sen ate today. This bill is known as the anti-lobbying bill of the State of Ohio. | A similar measure was introduced in the Senate by Senator Millard, but it I was killed, without having a chance to reach the House. DANIELS WILL VISIT SEATTLE WASHINGTON. April 16.?Secre tary of the Navy Josephus Daniels promised today that he will spend one day at Seattle in July while the I Golden Potlatch Is on. He also prom ised that all the vessels of the United States navy that shall be in the vi cinity of Puget Sound would be pres ent and particpate in a naval parade that will be an attraction at the car j nival. FERRIS TO DIRECT ALASKA MATTERS SEATTLE, April 16.?Advices from Washington are to the effect that it has been definitely decided that Representative Scott Ferris, of Okla homa. will be in charge of Alaska af fairs in the National House of Rep resentatives during the sessions of the Sixty-third Congress. Ferris is an anti-conservationist. Col. A. A. Swanitz, formerly of Val dez, Alaska, has returned from the East. CONGRESS IONEL EMPLOYEE DIES AT WASHINGTON WASHINGTON. April 16?Charles H. Mann, for a quarter of a century superintendent of the Press gallery in the House of Representatives, died here today. WOMAN KILLS HUSBAND IN DEFENDING LOVER NEW ORLEANS. April 15.?Jesse Stroud surprised his wife riding with Edward Beeler. In the course of a fight that followed between the two men, ,Mrs. Stroud shot and killed her husband. UNAMIABLE JOE BAILEY Former Senator Bailey's observa tion that election to Congress was a sign of volubility rather than real ability can hardly be quoted as an ex ample of amiability.? Washington Post Montenegro Will Not Give Scutari Up for Money I CKTTINJE, April 16?The Monte negrin government has notified its ^representatives abroad that Monte negro unqualifiedly refuses to accept any pecuniary consideration as com pensation for surrendering Scutari. They were directed to notify the for eign offices of all nations of the world that Montenegro proposes to hold Scu tari, and will yield it only to over whelming force. LONDON, April 16.?In diplomatic circles it is agreed that there can be only one interpretation to the stand .Montenegro has taken in the settle ment of the results of the war of the Allies against Turkey, and that is that that country has determined to hold the territory that has come to it through conquest and will fight for it against all the powers of Europe if necessary. fallacy of Conservation Exposed In Memorial The memorial introduced in the House yesterday by Shoup and known as House Memorial No. 1, contains some very pertinent paragraphs. Af ter setting forth the early history of mining development in the Territory which commenced with the founding of Juneau, the point is accentuated that, while the country was on the eve of entering a period of extensive development and great prosperity, great areas of mineral and timber land were withdrawn from entry by executive proclamation, thus strang ling all enterprises, and development work then in progress and bringing a blight on the country. These reservations were made for the ostensible purpose of conserving the resources of the Territory for the benefit of future generations; a poli cy which must lead to the tying up of such resources for all time?for if it is the duty of this generation to conserve for the next, a like duty would compel the next generation to [conserve the satae resources for the succeeding generation, and the suc ceeding generations to its successors and so on for all time. Moreover, the conservation of tim ber and mineral resources does not attain the object designed, but tends only to promote monopoly. The wlth | drawal of Alaska coal lands does not j conserve one ounce of coal for the beueiit of the next generation, for the quantity of coal consumed in no wise depends upon the number of mines in operation but upon the num-j ber of furnaces in use?it is the quan tity of coal consumed not the num ber of mines in operation that effects the total supply. To conserve coal it is necessary to shut down the fac tories, tie up the ships and abandon the cook stoves. The shutting down of the mines in Alaska has no effect upon the quan tity of coal consumed; it merely in creases the demand upon the mines operating in other places. No coal is conserved for future generations but the present generation is compelled to pay an increased price. In the case of forest reservations the effect is the same. The quantity of timber consumed does not depend upon the number of sawmills but up on the number of homes that are be ing built. The whole policy of conservation is unsuited to the conditions obtain ing in Alaska. The effect of the pol icy locally applied is merely to con serve the wilderness, and while the wilderness is well adapted to the use of the savage, it is wholly unsuited as an abode for civilized man. Here the white population is composed of enlightened men and women, and even the natives have abandoned the habits and customs of savage life. Hence, the folly of conserving the jungle, and the necessity of substi tuting the farm, the mine, the forge, the home and fireside. The memorial discusses the pro posed leasing system and condemns it as unfair, in that it would tend to the creating of a monopoly?those pay ing a royalty would be in the same position as men who were competing against another, favored with a re bate, which is the method by which all competition had been eliminated based on use and actual production in certain lines. A title tax free is advocated as the system that would insure security for the people from monopoly and result in the develop ment of the country. . Sulzer Asks Twine Plant to Slay ALBANY, April 16.?Gov, William Sulzer, of New York, has urged the International Harvester Company not to move its twine manufacturing plant to Germany on account of the strike that is on against it in this country, as it has threatened to do. DR. fRIEDMANN MUST WORK WASHINGTON. April 16.?Govern ment surgeons in charge of the inves tigation of Dr. Friedmann s tubercu losis treatment yesterday called his attention to the "halting progress" of his methods, and insisted that he must follow up the work that there should be a fair test acording to the agreement with him. California Question Bothers Government WASHINGTON. April 16. ? Presi dent Woodrow Wilson and Secretary of State William J. Bryan are in con ference this morning over the Cali fornia anti-alien land bill. ************ * ELKS, TAKE NOTICE. * ? * * Initiation of two elected candi- * * dates and balloting on two ap- * * plication? at tonight's meet- * * ing. A large attendance of * * members is requested. * * N. L. BURTON, E. R. * * E. C. JAMESON, Sec. ? Democrats Gain One Congressman BOSTON. April 16.?John W. I Mitchell, Democrat, was elecaed to ! Congress yesterday to succed John \V. Weeks, Republican, deceased, by a substantial plurality. Weeks defeat ed Mitchell last November by 2351 plurality. Rebels Expect to Take Mexico City NACO, Sonora, April 16.?"Within 60 days the Constitutionalists will take Mexico City." is the substance of a declaration made by Gen. Alvero Ob regon, commander-in-chief of the Son ora state troops, here yesterday ev ening. Gen. Obregon says that the northern states that are in "consti tutional revolt" could defend them selves against any force Huerta could get that far away from the national capital under any circumstances, but he predicts that it will not be neces sary for Huerta has more than he can contend with in the vicinity of Mex ico City. ADMIRAL SAMPSON SAILS WITH PASSENGERS 9 SEATTLE, April 16.?The steamer Admiral Sampson sailed last night for Alaska. Among her cabin passengers were the following enroute to Juneau: E. L. Armstrong, Carmine A. Head. Mary E. Pickering, Charles Siegel, El mer Heidelberg, Neil Ward, A. E. Graham, W. E. Smith, P. E. Jackson and wife, E. E. Smith, Mrs. L. Smith, Francis, Ida and Mary Carona. Holy Pontif Bids Attendants Farewell; Prepares to Die ROME, April 16.?The I'ope iH dy ing. The sands of life are ebbing fast. At six o'clock this evening hiB phy sicians requested the members of hiB family to remain near at hand where they could be summoned at a mo ment's notice. Dr. Amici told them that His Holiness could not survive until tomorrow morning. The turn for the worse was appar ent this morning, and the physicians became noticeably alarmed. The I'ope seemed to realize as the attack of weakness continued that his last days on earth were at hand, and later in the morning, he summoned all of his faithful personal attendants and i bade them farewell. lie has been slowly sinking all day, and is being kept alive this evening ! by the use of powerful stimulants. HOME, April 1C. Sig. Patriarca, le gal representative of the Holy See, was called to the bedside of Pope Plus this evening. HOME, April 1?J.?Pope Plus has taken another sudden change for the worse. His life is again in danger. The fact that each time then? is a turn for the worse he gets lower j than the previous time is regarded by ? physicians as a had sign. War Department Kicks on Entertaining Mexicans WASHINGTON. April 16?The War Department is netting tired of ac-! 0 1 cepting the surrender of federal ar inies and detachments that are hard pressed by rebels along the Mexican border who prefer to trust their fatej to Americans than to those that pur sue them. It yesterday ask? d the State Department how long the United States should continue "to keep open house on the Ari/.ot a bor der for the entertainment of Mexican federal refugees." Big Business Must Change Front or Accept Socialism WASHINGTON, April 16.?Amplify ing his New York speech, Vice Pres ident Thomas K. Marshall, in an inter view in the morning papers, urged the injection of conscience in big bus iness as an antidote for socialism. He reiterated his argument against the perpetuation of great fortunes, and saicj that if too much of the wealth of the land is permitted to concentrate in the hands of a class that the peo ple will apply the remedies of socialism, lie bellevs that would be disastrous to growth and development of indi viduals, and that thoughtful men should give serious thought to meth ods of re-establishing more equable conditions. BIG FELLOWS I. SIGN TO EIGHT NEW YORK, April 16.?Luther Mc Carthy and Frank Moran have signed to fight ten rounds at Pittsburg, on April 30. CHARGE CHICAGO MAN WITH ROBBERY CHICAGO, APrll 16? George C. Winfield was arrested in this city last night charged with being involved in the New Westminister, B. C., bank robbery about a year ago. "MORAL COURT" FOR ILLINOIS CHICAGO, April 16. ? The State Senate welfare committee will pro pose a bill for the consideration of the Illinois legislature providing for a State "moral court" with women judges to protect working girls from unprincipled employers. WILSON FIRES WEATHERMAN MOORE WASHINGTON, April i6.? Willis L. Moore, chief of the weather bu reau, was summarily removed from oflice by President Woodrow Wilson to day. He is charged with serious irregularities while in office. Moore had filed his resignation. SENATE COMMITTEE SAYS YES WASHINGTON, April 16. ? The Senate committee on foreign affairs has reported favorably upon the nom ination of Walter H. Page to be am bassador to Great Britain, and Dud ley Field Malone to be third-assist ant Secretary of State. LADIES AID TO MEET. The Ladies Aid of the Presbyter ian Church will meet Friday after noon at 2:3ft at the residence of Mrs. Pettlt. J. A. MOORE LOSES EVERYTHING SEATTLE, April 1G.?James A Moore,the capitalist who organized the Western Steel corporation and built ' its plant at Irondale, Wash., has been divested of all and any in terest in the company by a decision entered yesterday in the superior court by Judge R. B. Albertson. The decision practically takes away from Moore all the Interest he has in Se attle where he was one of the biggest operators in real estate and building enterprises in the city for nearly 20 years. In addition to his activity in the development of the iron and steel in dustry on the Pacific coast, Moore built the Lumber Exchange, the Mer chants' Exchange, the Arcade, the Arcade Annex, the Washington An nex, Moore Theatre and other busi ness blocks in Seattle, lie not long ago sold his handsome and costly Capitol Hill home, saying that he was putting the proceeds in the Steel company. Moore was a resident of Seattle in the late SO's and early 90's, and left after going broke. He returned about a dozen years ago. and placed the Capitol Hill addition on the market. It is now one of the choicest of the Seattle residential districts. It is claimed that he has been instrument al in placing between $8,000,000 and $10,000,000 Eastern capital in Seattle investments in the last ten years. Navigation Terms Are Abolished WASHINGTON, April 16. ? Acting , upon the recommendation of the navy general board, Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels has issued an order abolishing the terms "port" and "starboard" on vessels of the American navy and substituting for them the terms "left" and "right." The terms have been used to disting uish one side of a vessel from the other. Clam chowder every day at "U and I" Lunch Room. 1-14-1 m.