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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL 1.. NO. 141 JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, APRIL 21, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS DAVIDSON GOES IN WITH STRONG Banking Bill in House | and Mining Bill in Senate President Ray of the Senate this morning tiled a decision in writing which has been written into the journ al of the Senate, on the point of order raised by Senator Bruner in relatiou to introducing a bill embodying the same subject matter that had already been introduced in the body and defi nitely passed ou. The decision goes into the subject fully and numerous authorities are quoted. Senator Bru ner's contention is upheld that except by unanimous consent it cannot be done. The anti-fish trap bill is in statu quo pending a decision from the attorney general's office on the pow ers of the legislature on this subject. Further action by the Senate on this bill is deferred ufctil Wednesday. For Mining Commission. The Senate this morning passed Senator Tripp's bill creating a mln-l ing commission and providing for a mining bureau. The idea being to guard against wildcatting and furn-j ishing reliable information regarding the mineral resources of the Terri tory and collect data concerning the mining industry of the Territory. New Mining Law Considered. Senator Sutherland's new mining | law. or more properly speaking, his bill to amend the United States min ing laws in their application to Alas ka. was taken up for consideration this afternoon. It is conceded that this measure will pass both houses with perhaps minor changes. Holding Night Sessions. The House will commence holding night sessions tonight. There is so much work yet to be done that it Is felt necessary to do this. The House accomplished but little this morning, beyond receiving some committee re ports. There were failures to concur on the part of both houses on several measures and these will have to be settled in conference. Want Reservations Abolished. The House committee this morning recommended that Senator .Millard's Joint Memorial, asking the abolish ment of the Aleutian and Chugach reservations with an amendment in cluding the Tongas reservation, be passed. The Banking Bill on Passage. The joint committee on banking has submitted a substitute for the Burns and the Kelly banking bills which was up for consideration in committee of the whole in the House this after noon. The bill, it is believed, will now pass both houses and be sent to the Governor in a day or two. THE SENATE. APRIL 21. The Senate convened at 10 a. m. The Senate in committee of the whole, took up Senate Bill No. 58. by Tanner and House Bill No. 14, by Boyle, relating to municipalities and increasing their powers, but action was deferred. The Senate refused to concur to House amendments to Senate Bill No. 23, the Millard white slave law. Senate Joint Memorial No. 16, and House Bill No. 75. were recommended President Kay ruled on the point for passage. of order raised by Senator Bruner, relating to the introduction of sub-1 ject matter that had ben definitely passed upon. Chair sustained con tention of Senator Bruner. The House refused to concur in Sen-1 ate amendments to House Bill No. S6. by Driscoll and President Kay ap pointed Senators Kodeu and Bruner on conference and at request of body! consent to act on the conference com-, mittee; the House also refused to con-1 curf in Senate amendments to House Bill No. 60, and Senators Tripp, Freed ing and Tanner were appointed on conference. The House concurred in Senate amendments to House Bills No. 4, by Shoup, the educational bill, and 59. by Shoup. regulating practice of medi cine and surgery. Senate Bill No. 41. by Sutherland, relating to the carrying of explosives and passengers was put on final pass age and passed. Senate Bill No. 55, by Tripp, creat ing a territorial mining bureau, was put on final passage and passed with out the emergency clause. Senate Bill No. 63, by Roden, a code amendment, relating to larceny, was put on final passage and passed. Senate Bill No. 11, by Roden. the act amending the United States min ing laws, in their application to Alas ka. was up for consideration but ac tion was deferred until the afternoon session. The Senate tok a recess until 2 p. m. THE HOUSE. APRIL 21. The House convened at 10 a. m. Committe reports were reiecved rec ommending for passage Senate Bill No. 37. by Sutherland, relating to locating waterfront boundary lines of townsites on navigable streams: House Bill No. 80, f orthe restriction of communicable diseases; House Bill No 89. by Dricoll. for a commission to provide a home for aged prospectors in interior Alaska; House Joint Mem orial No. 15. by Kelly, relating to tide lands adjacent to Juneau; House Joint Memorial No. 16. relating to the re pealing of act that all fish hatcher ies be taken over by the government; Senate Joint Memorial No. 6. by Mil lard. relating to the abolishing of for est reservations, amended so as to in clude Tongas reservation. The House took a recess until 1530. The committe substitute for House Bills Nos. 40 and 61. the Burns and Kelly banking bills, was taken up in committe of the whole. FINE SCHOOL WORK NOW ON DISPLAY The manual training department of the Juneau public schools has certain ly turned out some very creditable work, judgiug from the exhibition now; on display in the windows of the Behr end's store. The display comprises the handicraft of both sexes and is remarkably well executed. From the girls' department there are fine examples of needle work, era-) bracing from small articles of adorn . ment to useful house dresses and aprons. The boys have turned out some fine examples of mission furni ture. including hall sets, hat racks, library tables, book cases, and other useful articles. Among those contributing in this line are the following: Margaret Peterson. Dorothy Haley. Rose Mc Laughlin. Florence I^irson, Mabel Bathe. Dora Irish. James McCloskey, John Meirs. Harry Sabin, Thomas Mc Cartney, M. Jorgenson. Walter Lund, Edward Wilson. Axel Koskey. Henry Lund, and Fred I^aughlin. In addition to the above there is a fine collection of drawings in ink and water colors, and also a fine assort ment of miniature articles of furni ture. contributed by pupils of the school. Judge Lyons and the court retinue will leave shortly for Ketchikan, to hold court in the First City of Alaska. It Is expected that they wili leave on the Admiral Sampson or the Spo kane. To Redeem Kodiak Government farm Prof. C. C. Georgeson, in charge of government agricultural experimental stations and work in Alaska, who ar rived on the Humboldt on his way to his headquarters at Sitka, says the work of reclaiming for useful pur poses the station on Kodiak island for experimental stock breeding, will begin at once. He believes it will be in shape next year to support the gov ernment herd of livestock that Is now in the State of Washington where it was taken when the ashes from the volcanic eruption at Mt. Katmai des troyed the grass of Kodiak island. Prof. Georgeson oraerea 32 tons ! of fertilizer and seven tons of oats | and gras seeds that will come North on the Yukon and be sent directly to Kodiak island. The shipment is ac companied by M. D. Snodgras, super intendent of the Kodiak station, who will immediately cause the grass seed to be sowed and the fertilizer distrib uted. While South Prof. Georgeson re moved the Kodiak herd from Top penish to Chehalis. where the provis ion has been made for their care foi a year. _ The only remaining member of the trial jury. Frank Harvey, was todaj excused until June 2. Paul Kegel and John F. Parkuvict ; were today admitted to citizenship | by Judge Lyons. TENENT MOVING ! INTO CASE BUILDING The remodeling of the Case biuld ing is completed and tenants are now moving in. W. H. Case will himseif occupy the ground floor, and is today moving his splendid stock of curios, jewelry, furs, and photographic sup plies into the new quarters. The Front street display windows are per haps the best in town having beside the Front street display an exposure on either of the side angles. Mercer Moving In. A. C. Mercer, one of the best known photographers in the United States, will have a studio on the upper floor, where he will be prepared to receive and attend to work within the next four days. Mr. Mercer was for many years traveling over the country dem onstrating for plate and paper manu fatturers and boasts that he has pho tographed 43,000 men individually and that he still has the negatives, which fortunately were not in Juneau at the time of the recent fire that destroyed his former studio. JUNEAU TOWNSITE A PLACER MINE C. W. Fries, some time member of the City Council of Juneau, has the neighborhood around the government hospital gasping?this alarming situa tion was brought about by posting a placer location near the new build ing which he is having erected in that section. According to the location notice Mr. Fries claims a tract cov ering a goodly part of the hill famil iarly known as Chicken Ridge, but more recently bearing the euphonious title of Gastineau Heights. A large portion of the hill is also claimed under quartz mining loca tions; and when the people claiming the surface rights for townsite pur poses desired to get title by mutual consent between surface claimants and quartz claimants the title was al | lowed with mineral reservations and town lot titles are so made. Much of this land is now dotted with handsome cottages. If Mr. Fries can now come I into possession of the surface rights | through a placer location the people living there will have to take to the I blue ether. SATURDAY'S BASE BALL SCORES ! NORTHWESTERN LEAGUE. At Seattle?Seattle, 3, Victoria, 2 At Spokane?Portland, 3, Spokane, 3. At Vancouver?Vancouver, 3; Taco | ma. 1. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. At Portland?Portland, 2: Los An geles, 1. At San Fraicisco?San Francisco, 2; Oakland, 2. At Los Angeles?Venice, 12; Sacra mento, 0. AMERICAN LEAGUE. At Detrot?Detroit, 4. St. Louis. 0. At Philadelphia ? Philadelphia, 7; Boston, 5. At New York?New York, 2; Wash ington, 0. Cleveland-Chicago?RAIN. NATIONAL LEAGUE. At Boston?New York, 7; Boston, 2. Afternoon game?New York, 10, Boston, 3. At Cincinnati?Pittsburgh, 6: Cincin nati, 5. At Brooklyn?Philadelphia, 1; Brook lyn, 0. At Chicago?Chicago. 6; St. Louis. 0 SUNDAY'S SCORES ? NORTHWESTERN LEAGUE. At Seattle?Victoria, 5; Seattle, 1. At Tacoma?Tacoma, 4; Vancouver, 3. At Spokane?Portland. 4: Spokane, 2. | PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. At Portland?Los Angeles, 8; Port land, 7. , At Oakland?San Francisco, 4; Oak land, 2. Afternoon game?Oakland, 5; San Francisco, 4. At Los Angeles?Venice. 5; Sacra mento, 3. AMERICAN LEAGUE. . At Detroit?Detroit, 3: St. Louis, 2. At Chicago?Cleveland, 2. Chicago. 1. NATIONAL LEAGUE. ' At Cincinnati?Chicago, 3; Cincinna r ti, 2. At St. Louis?Pittsburgh, 5; St. Louis, M 4. >! 1 A complete line of tobacco lars and pipe racks at BURFORDS. Japan Calls Naval Hero, Togo, from Retirement TOKYO. April 21.?Admiral Togo, the hero of the Japunese-Uassian war, who retired from active service at the close of that conflict, was appoint ed admiral in chief command of the Japanese flet this morning by special orders issued by the government. The appointment of Togo is regard ed by observers here as significant. It is taken to mean that, at least, Jap an is preparing for conflict whether it shall come or not. SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 21. ? The leaders in the legislature have practically reached an agreement to enact anti-alien legislation directed solely at Japanese. Regrets Defeat for Bruner Bill ? ? i Gov. Walter E. Clark today signed sixteen of the code amendment bills and Senate Bills No. 35 and 40, the first named relating to the regulations for fees of domestic and foreign cor porations and the latter to regulate the incorporation of churches, schools, fraternal societies, etc. In a mes sage transmitting the bills that he had approved to the legislature Gov. Clark expressed regret that the Bru ner code commission bill had failed of passage by the legislature. He called attention to many amendments that he believes should be made in the code that have not been covered in the bills signed. MORGAN PLACES TRUST IN LORD NEW YOKK.K KApril 21.?The will of J. Pierpont .Morgan v as filed in the surrogate court Saturday. The first clause in the will begins with this sentence: "I commit my soul to tto? hands of my Savior, full of confidence that, having redeemed it and washed It in his most precious blood, he will pre sent it faultless before the throne of my heavenly father." Special bequests amounting to $20, 000,000 are made, and the money di rected to be turned over to trust com panies to see that the purpose of the will is carried out. Of this sum, his four children. Mrs. Louisa Pierpont Morgan Satterlee, John Pierpont Mor gan, jr.. Mrs. Juliet Morgan Hamil ton, and Miss Anne Tracy Morgan, get $3,000,000 each. His widow, Mrs. Frances Louise Tracy Morgan, gets $1,000,000. All the residue of the estate goes to J. Pierpont Morgan, jr. J. Pierpont Morgan, jr., his son, Her bert Livingston Satterlee and William Pierson Hamilton, his son-in-laws, and Lewis Cass Ledyard are named as ex ecutors of the will, and they are per mitted to serve without bonds. FRENCH KILL AUTO BANDITS PARIS, April 21.?Three of the fa mous Bonnet auto-bandits were guil lotined this morning. The "Bonnet auto-bandits," taking their name from the leader of the gang, and the fact that they operated with fast automobiles, usually pur loined, terrorized Parized for many months. They committed scores of robberies, and many murders before their capture. Bonnet was killed in the light that resulted in the capture of the gang. MOOSE MEMORIAL EXERCISES HELD The beautiful custom of holding an> nual memorial exercises in memory ol departed brothers was observed by Ju neau Lodge No. 700, L. O. O. M? in the lodge rooms of Odd Fellows' hall Sunday evening. There was a good attendance and the ceremonials were duly appreciated. Dictator Ernes! Warren conducted the exercises and Vice Dictator Rev. L. F. Jones deliv ered the address. The address was of God, and an earnest and inspiring an eloquent tribute to the goodness plea for the members to live as neai as possible to the ideals of the order There were some beautiful voca selections by a male quartet and s solo by J. H. Harris. Mrs. Denny pre sided at the organ and her work wai very pleasiug. The floral decorations and lighting arangements were in per feet taste for the occasion and lenl impresslveness to the scene. Blame Sailors For Own Dealh 1 EL PASO, Tex., April 21. ? Dele gates representing all portions of the States of Sonoru, Coahuila and Chi huahua and most of Sinoala and oth er States Saturday declared Gov. Car ranza, of Coahuila, provisional Pres ident. EL PASO, Tex., April 21.?Rebels Dynamite Kills Federals. huahua City Saturday and killed 75 dynamited a military train below Chi I federal soldiers. GALVESTON, Tex., April 21.?Gen. Leonard Wood, chief-of-staff of the j jarmy, said this morning that the sec-| ond division of the army will remain mobilized until the causes for its mob ilization shall have been removed. NEW DEPOT POR SEATTLE The Chicago, .Milwaukee & St. Paul railway has determined to build a new depot in Seattle that will exceed in cost, size and architectural grandeur the other depots of the city, and, un like them, it will be locatel north of the business section of the town, on the south shores of Lake Union, rath er than south of the business district, as is the case with the Northern Pa cific and Great Northern King street station or the Oregon and Wash ington depot that adjoins it. The location of the Milwaukee sta tion is in the neighborhood of the civ ic center that was selected by Virgil Rogue, the bngineer that Seattle paid $20,000 to make plans for the complet | ed and more beautiful Seattle. It is located between Westlake and East lake avenues on Lake Union, and is probably inside information of its location that caused the boom in real estate in the Denny regrade district near which it is located. ALASKAN GETS NICE SUM OF MONEY Hamilton R. Simpson, whom the Washington State Supreme Court de cided last week is the real legatee to ja bequest of $6,000, given by M. J. i Heney, according to the terms of his will, to "R. H. Simpson," is well known in Alaska, where he lived for many years. He was employed for many years as a locomotive engineer on the White Pass. Afterward he was depu ty United States marshal at Skag way. He resigned this position after a few years, and left for the West ward where he was employed on the Copper River & Northwestern Rail way as a division superintendent. He has been called "Rotary Bill" Simp son. The "Rotary" part of the name came from the fact that he operated a rotary snow plow on the Rocky Mountain division of the Great North ern, and afterward performed like ser vices on the White Pass. The .awsuit that developed over the Heney will resulted from the fact that a Richard H. Simpson, whom Heney . knew for many years, claimed the . j legacy for himself. It was proved by t oral testimony that Heney had Hamil ton R. Simpson, the former Skag I wayite, in his mind when he wrote , his will. Heney and Simpson were . colse personal friends and had been I associates for many years. Heney . always called Simpson "Bill," and , had forgotten the manner In which , he wore his initials when he was talk j ing to his lawyer about the disposl . tion of his estate. Simpson is now ranching in Neva I da. t Heney gave many of his former as . sociates at Skagway and Cordova var , ions sums of money running from , $6,000 to $25,000. t The Northwestern will be in at 9:3C tonight. Wilson Sends Strong's and Davidson's Names to Senate WASHINGTON, April 21. ? Presi dent Wood row Wilson this morning sent to the United States Senate the names of Major J. F. A. Strong, of Juneau, to he Governor of Alaska and Charles hi. Davidson, of Fairbanks, to be Surveyor-General of Alaska. It Is believed that the Senate will! act upon the confirmation of Major | Strong this week. C'ahrles E. Davidson, of Fairbanks, appointed by President Woodrow Wil son to be Surveyor-General of Alas ka, and ex-ofilcio Secretary of the Ter ritory, is chairman of the Democratic Territorial Central Committee. He is a deputy United States mineral and land surveyor, and has had offices at Fairbanks for the last half-dozen years. Formerly In; resided at Ju neau. He has ben prominent in Alas ka politics and public affairs ever since he came to this territory, about 15 years ago. He has many friends throughout Alaska. He always has been an enthusiastic Democrat, and a worker for the party. WILSON STILL NAMING DEMOCRATS WASHINGTON, April 21. ? Presi-, dent Woodrow Wilson continues to give some of his time to the selection of Democrats to fill vacancies in pub lic oflice. Thomas C. Burke, of Port land, has been appointed collector of customs for Portland, Oreogn, and William Logan, of Astoria, to be col lector of customs at Astoria, in that State. Both of the above named appoin tees had the endorsement of Senators Chamberlain and Lane, of Oregon, as had all the other Oregon appointees. It is understood that the President has promised to name Judge Will K. King, of Oregon, member of the Dem ocratic National committee, to an im portant position outside of Oregon. ("apt. Walter Worthington, ("apt. Oeorge Wllletts and ("apt. William Lit tle, of the United States navy, were appointed this morning to be read ad mirals in the navy, and their names sent to the Senate. BAKER GETS TEN | YEARS IN PEN SAN FRANCISCO, April 21.?Chas. F. Baker, the bank embezzler, was sentenced to ten years in the State penitentiary this morning. 3 Dead, 4 Wounded In Kentucky Battle KKANKI.IN, Ky.. April 21.?Three ! were killed and four wounded as the j result of a street fight this morning between Sheriff Gossott and William Taylor, his son, James Taylor and others. Taylor and his son were slain. Judge John H. Goodnight, who was on the street but not participating in the contest, was killed. Four bvstand-j ers were wounded. ELEET TO SAIL mediterranean! WASHINGTON, April 21. ? Secre tary of the Navy Josephus Daniels an nounced this morning that the Atlan tic fleet o fthe United States navy will make a three-months' cruise in the Mediterranean next winter. WHITEHORSE FAME EXCEEDS WHITE HOUSE A letter plainly directed to "Presi dent Woodrow Wilson, White House, C. D?" was received at the local post ollice in a late mail. Postmaster Wil son started it for its destination on the next outgoing mail. The letter was from New Zealand and some hur ried mail clerk had mistaken "White House" for "White Horse."?White-1 horse Star. FOR RKNT?Large, 9-room, 2-story, modern house, after May 1st., partial ly furnished?splendid locality. Ap-j ply P. 0. Box 89. 4-21-3t. j "THE HIGH COST OF LIVING" AT THE ORPHEUM NOW The Orpheum theater had a capac ity house at last night's show, and judging from past experiences there is every reason to believe that the second night's presentation of the same program will be well attended. "The Spider's Web," Is a drama found ed on the old wildcatting days in the mining world. "His Lesson," is a melodrama that just suits some peo ple. "The Love of an Island Maid, ' is an exaggerated presentation of sea side life in a Califronia tourist town. "The High Cost of Living" is really one of the finest stories ever attempt ' ed with the camera. It Is a true pre sentation of the delightful magazine ' story written about a year ago, which was a great success, and is well worth repeating. John Frasier Pugh, of the Juneau > customs force, was a Skagway visitor for a portion of last week. GOVERNMENT TO ENTER CASE WASHINGTON. April 21. ? The United States Supreme Court today granted the right to the government to intervene in the Minnesota rate case as a "friend of the court." ABSCONDING WOMAN ARRESTED AT KETCHIKAN Nellie Dale, a woman of the under world, was arrested at Ketchikan on telegraphic instructions from the dis trict attorney's olllce and will be brought back to Juneau on the Spo kane to answer to the charge of ab sconding with $480. the property of John Krickson. the complaining wit ness. Krickson claims that the money was left in her care and that he holds a receipt for it. It is said that the woman had money belonging to other individuals living in Juneau. HOLMES ALMOST TALKS POLITICS WASHINGTON. April 21.?A Sen ate document, ordered printed this morning quotes a speech made by Jus tice Oliver Wendell Holmes, of the United States Supreme Court, where in Justice Holmes said: "The attack that has been made up on American courts is merely an ex pression of an unrest on the part of the people that seems to wonder vag uely as to whether or not law and order really pays." The speech is regarded as almost touching politics in a manner that Su preme Court justices have been re strained by tradition from doing. ALAMEDA SAILS WITH MANY PASSENGERS SEATTLE. April 21.?The Alameda | suiled for Alaska Saturday evening. She had the following passengers on board for Juneau: ('. W. Wentz and wife, J. H. Adams. Mrs. Ethel Hays, Mrs. F. Wallace, Mrs. E. Roberts, Sam Gagovich, Mrs. V. A. Zott, L. Friedman, Beatrice Miller, Mat Rooney, Peter Coggins, John Thines, Mrs. S. H. Worfhern, C. I. Doll, John Hahn, B. N, Carroll, and twenty steerage. DRINK-CRAZED PRISONER ATTMPTS FREEDOM BY FLAME N. Morano, well known on profan ity hill, is again an inmate of the fed eral jail. Recently he was on a jam boree and was gathered in by Captain Martin. He was promptly incafcerat ed in the city bastile. The surround ings did not suit him so he attempted to burn his way out by setting fire to the blankets on his bed. Captain Martin took him up the hill for safe keeping. Morano has been In Jail for selling whiskey to Indians. Every thing that will pleaae a amok er may be found at BURFORD'I?.