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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
vol.. I~ NO. 112. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS CALIFORNIA TO BREAK NO TREATY Juneau Wants Greater j Federal Building Now Representative Shoup today iutro-) duced a memorial asking Congress to make an additional appropriation to complete the necessary government! buildings in Juneau. The memorial refers to the appropriation of $200, 000 made at the time that the omni-j bus bill was passed iu 1910, and calls i attention to the fact that the Congress] at that time was making no provision; for legislative halls and many other! otlices that have since become neces sary with the advent of the legisla ture. The sum as set forth is wholly in adequate and Congress is asked to in crease the building fund by an added apropriation of $500,000 for that pur pose. This would give an eutire sum of $700,000 with which to construct the building. The petition forwarded by the Commercial Club of Juneau, beariug on the same subject is re ferred to and endorsed by the mem orial. Roden's Mining Bill Passes. Senator Roden's bill amending the United States mining laws in their application to Alaska, has passed the Senate and is now in the hands of the House for consideration. It is con ceded that it will receive favorable treatment in the lower branch of the legislature. Banking Bill Passes. The committee substitute banking bill has passed both houses and is now ! in the hands of the Governor for his! consideration. The bill is the out growth of two measures introduced in the House, one by Burns and the other by Kelly. Several hearings were held and atended by bankers from different sections. It is con ceded that the bill will add material ly to the strength of the banking bus iness of the Territory. Driscoll Bill Passes. The Driscoll bill designed to prevent the spread of contagious diseases among animals, passed the Senate this morning with an emergency clause and will be hurried to the Gov ernor for his consideration. It is be lieved that there is serious danger of an epidemic of glanders among the horses to the Westward and on the! Fairbanks trail. THE SENATE. APRIL 22. The Senate convened at 10 a. m. Senate Joint Memorial No. 16. by Roden. relating to roads, highways and post roads in Alaska, was put on final passage and passed. House Bill No. 74. by Ingram, relat ing to grubstake contracts was put on final passage and passed. House Bill No. 73. by Boyle, regulat ing the practice of dentistry, was put on final passage and passed. The Senate took a recess until 2 p. m. The Senate. Afternoon Session. The Senate was called to order at 2 p. m. House Bills Nos. 76, amending the code in relation to trial on plural in dictments. 8S. to perpetuate the uni form commission, both by Shoup. and 86. by Driscol. to prevent the spread of contagious diseases among ani mals. were put on final pasage and passed. Senate Billts Nos. 66 and 67. by Ro den: the first making uniform the law in respect to foreign wills, and the latter to provide for the appoint ing of a conservator of estates of missing persons, were put on final passage and passed. THE HOUSE. APRIL 22. The House convened at 10 a. m. House Joint Memorial No. 12. by Jones, asking for an appropriation of $50,000 for a road in the Kougarok; House Joint .Memorial No. 20, by Ken nedy. relating to the mail service to Kotzebue sound, and Senate Bill No. 61. by the committee on judiciary, re lating to use of water for mining and power, were recommendeed for pass age. House Bill No. 91. a committee sub stitute for three lien law bills, was amended in committee of whole and put on final passage and passed. Representative Shoup introduced a memorial asking Congress for an ad ditional appropriation of $500,000. making a total of $700,000 to be used in the construction of a federal build ing in Juneau. The House took a recess until 1:30. The House, Afternoon Session. The House was called to order at 1:30 p. m. Senate Bills Nos. 37 and 38. by Suth erland; the first relating to water-1 front boundaries in townsites. and the | latter providing punishment for no taries who issue false certificates, were put on final passage and passed. Senate Bill No. 46. by Freeding. a uniform commercial law was put on j final passage and passed. House Bill No. 60, was put on final j passage and passed. SENATE?Yesterday Afternoon The Senate was called to order at 2 p. m. The Senate receded from its amend ment to House Bill No, by Boyle, reg ulating the practice of medicine and surgery. Senate Bills Nos. 64 and 65 were introduced by Tripp; the first men tioned amending Section 142 of the Alaska code (relating to liquor traffic with Indians), and the latter provid ing for recording of liquor sales were goods were taken from premises. Senate Joint Memorial No. 22, re lating to wireless sations in the Kus kokwim, Innoko and Koyukuk valleys, was introduced by Itoden. Senate went into committee of whole to consider Senate Bill No. 56 and House Bill No. 14. relating to powers of municipalities. HOUSE?Yesterday Afternoon House was called to order at 1:30, Committee substitute for House Bills Nos. 40 and 61, the Burns and Kelly banking bills, was put on final passage and passed. Senate Bill No. 32 was read and re ferred. Senate Bill No. 34 was put on final passage and passed. A message from the Senate stating that that body receded from its amend ment to House Bill No. 60, by Boyle, regulating the practice of medicine. Senate Bill No. 36 was put on final passage and passed. Committee substitute for House Bills Nos. 17, 46, and 78 was recom mended for passage. Committe substitute for House Bill No. 70 was recommended for pass age. House Bill No 8.1 was indefinitely postponed. House Bills Nos. 23. by Driscoll. and 29, by Gaffney, were withdrawn and Senate Bill No. 48. covering the same subject, was recommended for pass age. Monday Evening Session?House House Bill No. 90. by Burns, was tabled. House Bill No. 88, a code amend ment. relating to trial on plural in dictments, was put on final passage and passed. House Joint Memorial No. 10. by Ingram, relating to public schools of Alaska, was discussed and referred to select committee. The House adjourned until 10 a. m., April 22. YESTERDAY'S BASE BALL SCORES NORTHWESTERN LEAGUE. At Seattle?Seattle. 10; Tacoma, 2. At Vancouver?Vancouver, 2; Port land. 1. At Spokane?Victoria, 10; Spokane, 4. AMERICAN LEAGUE. At New York?Washington, 8; New York, 4. At Chicago?Detroit. 3; Chicago. 2. At Philadelphia ? Philadelphia, 6; Boston, 4. At Cleveland ? Cleveland, 8; St. I*ouis, 3. NATIONAL LEAGUE. At Boston?New York. 4; Boston. 2. At St. Louis?Pittsburgh, 8; St Louis, * 5. At Brooklyn?Philadelphia, 2; Brook lyn, 1. At Cincinnati?Chicago, 7; Cincinnati, 6. NELLIE DALE RETURNS TO THE CAPITAL CITY NelHe Dale, arrested in Ketchikan on the charge of embelzzlement by bailee, was brought to Juneau today by Deputy Marshal Fels. She will have a prellminarM hearing tomor row morning at ten o'clock. Charles H. Cosgrove has been engaged to ap pear for the defendant. For home-made pastry and best 1 coffee go to "U and I" Lunch Room. STRONGS TO START HOME SOON Major J. P. A. Strong will remain at Washington until the Seante acts upon his nomination to be Governor of Alaska, according to a telegram re ceived from him and Mrs. Strong last night. It is believed that the Senate will act upon the appointment some time this week, and that they will leave for Juneau either late this week or early next week. This should bring them to Juneau some time during the first week in May. Plans are already being discussed to give Gov and Mrs. Storng a royal welcome to Juneau and Alaska. The appointment of Major Strong to be governor has been received with uni versal approval by all classes of Alas kans, and by the people of all sections of the Territory. There has not thus far been a single discordant note, and everywhere there are heard expres sions of a desire to greet him as Gov ernor. Members of the Legislature from Nome and the Interior are hop ing that they will get an opportunity to see him and confer with him before they leave for their homes. SEATTLE MAN WILL HELP BUILD JUNEAU T. Josenhans, the first building in spector for the City of Seattle, and for years a well known architect and builder in the Puget Sound metropo lis, has accepted a position in the of fice of the Juueau Construction Com pany. Mr. Josenhans is very much impressed with the possibilities for Juneau and thinks that there is reas on for the building of a city in this place. * The Robertson Home. Plans are now being drawn for the handsome new home of Ralph E. Rob ertson, to be erected at Sixth and Franklin streets. The contract has been let and the building will be hurried to completion as rapidly as will be consistent with god work. Cleveland and Cleveland have the contract for this work. Erecting Gravel Bunkers. The Juneau Constructing Company is building a set of bunkers for sand and gravel on the Pacific Coast dock in order to facilitate their building op erations. The bunkers will soon be in use. It is expected that the class of buildings to be erected hereafter will demai.d more safe guards than the earlier buildings, hence concrete will enter largely into the construc tion of the same. The Valentine Block. The debris is fast disappearing from the Valentine corner at Seward and Front streets and it is expected that the work of excavating for the new building will begin almost immediate ly. Much of the material has already beeu ordered for this handsome new business block and there will be no delay in construction work after the start is once made. Ocean Cable Breaks Aagain The United States military cable broke again at 3:30 o'clock this after noon at some place between Sitka and Seattle. It is not known at this hour where the break occurred. "VANITY FAIR" GOES ON AT THE ORPHEUM Second-nighters made a comfortably large audience at the Orpheuin last night. As on the previous occasion there was an appreciative response to the good things that were offered. "The High Cost of Livjng," adapted from a well known magazine story made a hit as usual. Tonight the long expected "Vanity Fair" will be put on for the first time with Johnson in the cast. There is a demand for the reproduction of the remarkable na ture picture taken from .life, "Wild Birds at Home." This will probably be put on again next Saturday. COURT NOTES The court made an order this morn j ing transferring the prisoners belong ing in the Ketchikan section to that place for trial. Lockie McKinnon, of the Mayflower saloon, has made application to have his bar room license transferred to a Franklin street location. The court this morning appointed Judge R. A. Gunnison, N. L. Burton and J. A. Hellenthal, a committee to examine Arthur G. Shoup, who has made application to be admitted to the bar. Asylums and Hospitals TakeBabies for BoardBills CHICAGO, April 22.?Reluctant wit-i nesses are telling a tale about found-j ling homes aud maternity hospitals in this city that are creating a pro-, found sensation. The testimony is being taken by the committee of the State Senate that is investigating white slavery. It is said that among the practices is the taking of babies from their mothers in payment of board bills at the maternity hospi tals. and the homes for children. Superintendent Morris, of the Chi cago Orphan Asylum, said that the contracts by mothers leaving children there contain this clause: "If I fail to pay board for myself or my child for six consecutive months that shall bo regarded as a full sur render of the child to the asylum." Superintendent Morris testilied with the greatest reluctunce, but the whole story of the practice of his and sim ilar institutions was secured from him and other witnesses. Senators Move for Free Tolls for American Ships __________ WASHINGTON, April 22?Senator George E. Chamberlain, of Oregon, in troduced a resolution in the United States Senate yesterday afternoon abrogating the Hay-Pauncefote and Clayton-Bulwer treaties that dellue the relationship between the United Sjates and Great Britain in connec tion with the Panama canal. The res olution has the endorsement of Sena , tor James A. O'Gorman, of New York, who has given careful study to the legal status of the canal, and upon whom former President Taft and form er Secretary of State Knox relied to make the light in support of the le gality of free tolls for American coast wise shipping through it. The treaties that it is sought to abrogate nre the only obstacles to free tolls for American ships. Tariff Bill Is Reported WASHINGTON, April 22.?The Un derwood tariff bill was reported to the House of Representatives today by the ways and means committee. The report shows that the deficit through the reductions of tariff sched-: ules will be more than made up by the local income tax provisions of the bill. "PLAY BALL" TO BE CALLED It has come. The C. W. Young Company and the Alaska- Gastineau Company ball players have reached a point where dates are being set for a battle. The- controversy has passed the talking stage?or nearly so. Of course, the setting of the date and the arrangements, special rules, etc., may furnish occasions for more talk,' but it does seem likely that there! will be actual playing, and and that all the people of Juneau will get a chance to see those new suits. Verification? Here you are: Mayor C. W. Carter today delivered the following "baseball notice" to The Kmpire in his own proper person: BASEBALL NOTICE The Alaska Gnstineau Mining Com pany baseball team, headed by an an cient fan, commonly known as "Spit in-the-Glove" Reedy, have at last talked themselves into the belief that they can play ball, and have served notice upon us that they will be ready to play Sunday afternoon, April 27th, two o'clock, weather permitting. In answer we will state that the above arangement is entirely satis factory to us, and we would advise that if they hope to win glory they should i^?8ort, as usual, to the columns of The Empire before the above date. C. W. YOUNG COMPANY BALL CLUB, C. W. CARTER, Manager. GUY CORDINER, Captain. FERRY BOAT "AMY" WILL BE HERE TOMORROW According to a telegram received by the Juneau Ferry & Navigation Com pany this afternoon, from Capt. Wal do States, the new ferry boat "Amy" arrived at Ketchikan and departed for Juneau. Capt. States said the "Amy" would arrive at Juneau at 2 p. m. tomorrow, and that she is "work ing well." Charles H. Cosgrove, at prominent attorney-at-law, of Ketchikan, arrived in Juneau on the Spokane on a matter of business. i g? TO TALK ABOUT FISH TRAPS There will be a public meeting in the City Council chambers Thursday evening for the purpose of discussing the fish trap situation NO POWER IN LEGISLATURE That the Alaska Legislature has no authority to legislate upon the fish eries (|uestion in any manner what ever is the conviction of some of the members, and that conviction has been reinforced by the opinion of Sen ator Knute Nelson, of Minnesota, who quotes from the Assistant Attorney General "who has charge of Alaska matters," to sustain his contentioif. This is directly opposite to the opin ion of Delegate James Wickersham, Alaska's representative in Congress, who has contended that, while the leg islature cannot repeal any of the pres ent laws relating to the fisheries, it can amplify them by enacting legisla tion similar to that which has been proposed in the bills that have been introduced. Senator B. F. Millard, who asked Senator Nelson to secure an opinion from the Attorney-General on the sub ject. received a telegram from Sena tor Nelson some time ago saying that he does not believe the legislature has any authoritay in the premises at all. The telegram was confirmed and am plified by a letter received by Sena tor Millard from Senator Nelson in the last mail. The latter, dated at Washington, April 5, addressed to Senator 13. F. Millard and signed by Senatur Nelson, says: "Your telegram of yesterday was re j ceived late last night. This morning I called at the Department of Justice | and was referred to the Assistant At torney General, whd has charge of Alaska matters. He concurerd in the view I took of the matter, that is, that you have no right to pass such legis lation as that referred to in your tele gram. It seems to me that the law is explicit and clear on the subject; you can neither amend or repeal or add to the game, fish and fur seal laws passed by Congress. I enclose you a ; copy of the act. "The Assistant Attorney General; further informed me, of which I was1 aware before, that his Department1 can render no formal or written opin ion in the premises except at the re quest of the President or the head of one of the Departments." FAMOUS WRITER j j IS MARRJED FREDERICKSBURG, Va., April 22. Upton Sinclair, author of "The Jun gle" and other books, and Miss Mary Craig Kimbrough, of Greenwood, Miss., were married here yesterday. LONDON. April 22. ? The Suffra gettes arson squad today burned the Handsworth park boathouse. The government is consulting with the police authorities about more ef ; fective methods of protecting prop erty. Wilson Asks Gov. Johnson Not to Discriminate WASHINGTON, April 22. ? Presi dent Woodrow Wilson today protest ed to Gov. Hiram Johnson against the discrimination against the Japan ese in the anti-alien bill that was agreed upon yesterday by the leaders of the California legislature that particularly referred to Japan ese. lie said in part: "If the members of the legis lature deem it necessary they should provide for the exclusion of all aliens and all those who have not declared their Intentions to become citizens from the privileges of land ownership. This can be done along lines that have been followed by other American States and by foreign countries, in cluding Japan Itself." NO TREATY WILL BE BROKEN. , SACRA.MKNTO, Calif., April 22. ? Gov. Iliram Johnson, replying to si telegram received today from Presi dent Wodrow Wilson, wired the Pres 1 Ident that the California legislature I will not "contravene any treaty." He | declared that California only Intends to do what Japan itself has done through its anti-alien land owner ; ship laws. Major Strong Slightly III But Makes Statement WASHINGTON, April 22. ? Major | J. P. A. Strong, newly appointed Gov-j ernor of Alaska, has been confined J to his apartments at the Raleigh ho ; tel with a slight illness, and was there notified of his appointment by the1 President to be Governor of Alaska. Upon receiving notification of the hon-! or that had been conferred upon him, .Major Strong said: "I am deeply gratified. 1 have lived so. long in the Territory that it should not he necessary for me to waste a minute in getting acquainted with my new work." It is expected tliat the nomination of Major Strong will be confirmed speedily, after which, the Governor and Mrs, Strong will leave for Ju neau. May Investigate Baseball Trust WASHINGTON. April 22. ? Repre-j sentative Thomas Gallagher, of Illin ois, today introduced a resolution in the House providing tor the investi gation or organized baseball in the United States. .Mr. Gallagher charac terized it as the "most audacious and autocratic trust in the country." SENATORS TO TALK TARIFF I WASHINGTON, April 22. ? Demo crats who have charge of the tariff legislation, in the House and Senate, have invited Western Senators to give their views on the sugar and wool schedules in the Underwood tariff bill. Most of the wool growers are in the West, and the Western States are interested in the sugar schedule as well as are the cane-growing States.. Their section produces beet sugar. Strikers Win Franchise Fight BRUSSELS,, April 22. ? The fran chise strike ended today in a complete victory for the workingmen. The gov ernment has consented to a change in the elective franchise of the citizens giving all male citizens the right to vote, and to do away with the plural vote of the wealthy and educated. WANTS TO JOIN IN CONFERENCE WASHINGTON, April 22.?lit a spe cial message to Congress yesterday President Wood row Wilson urged that it make an appropriation to defray the expenses of an American commis sion to the conference of the powers that- will be held to consider the traf fic in opium. PUPILS KICK ON SUPERINTENDENT PITTSBURGH, April 28.?The pub lic schol children here are on a strike. They have refused to enter the school buildings until the city superintend ent of schools shall have been dis missed. S. L. Heeter was acquitted by a jury Saturday of a serious charge laid against him In connection with his conduct with a maid in his home. The charges were made by the woman. Yesterday Heeter resumed charge of the city schools, and the children throughout the city refused to attend school. CALIFORNIA WON'T PAY MR. KNOX SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 22. ? (Through the Panama-Pacific exposi tion commission, the State of Cali fornia has refused to participate in the payment of the expenses of former | Secretary of State I'. C. Knox, who j visited California last May ostensibly to boost for the Panama-Pacific ex j position, but, it is alcgcd by the Call I fornians, he devoted his time on that 1 occasion to aid former President Taft political}' more than he did to helping j power, were recommended for pass DISTIN PRAISES DAVIDSON Gen. William L. Distin. who lias faithfully served Alaska as Surveyor j General for the sixteen years since [ that olllce was established, and who | has been ex-officlo Secretary of the ? Territory since the creation of that olllce, expressed pleasure yesterday ? evening when notified of the appoint ment of Charles E. Davidson, of Fair for the appointment. With his thor cessor in office. He promptly con gratulated .Mr. Davidson, to whom he sent a telegram, reading as follows: "Shake, with all good wishes." Gen. Distin picked Mr. Davidson as a proper man to serve Alaska as Sur veyor General shortly after the re sult of the election was ascertained and it was discovered that there had been a Democratic victory in the Na tion. Speaking of Mr. Davidson's ap pointment this morning. Gen. Distin said: "Charles E. Davidson has been a member of my staff since 1897 as United States Deputy Surveyor. I consider him a very competent sur veyor. He certainly is the logical man for the appointment. With hi sthor ough knowledge of conditions through out the Territory, and his years of practical experience, I am confident he will fill the office In a creditable manner." Gen. Distin, whom Mr. Davidson will succeed, has served four terms as Sur veyor General. He was appointed by President McKinley, shortly after the latter's first Inauguration. He was re appointed four times by Presidents McKinley, Roosevelt and Taft. It Is the most remarkable record made by any official that ever has served In this Territory in a political office. Gen. Distin will take a long vaca tion as soon as he shall have turned his office over to his successor. Then he will return to Alaska. He says that all his interest is in this Territory, and he expects to make it his home for ' the remainder of his life. However, he may spend some of his time in the I Pacific Coast cities to the South? Washington, Oregon and California.