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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
? ? * V0L ! N0 148 JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS DOGS OF WAR MAY INVOLVE EUROPE I - ? ? * m m * Memorial on Fisheries Passes Both Houses The House this morning passed the Senate memorial on the fisheries ques tion after showing through a test vote that they had the power to insert the clause embodied in the Svindseth amendment to include the abolish ment of fish traps. There were one or two minor amendments made and one very important section added. This latter is a condemnation of the Jones bill or the tentative draft of the bill suggested by the United States bureau of fisheries and the represen tatives of the various Alaska fisher ies. The whole bill is objected to gen erally and Section One especially, which provides that all of the fees and) taxes derived from Alaska fisheries i shall be covered into the Treasury! of the United States and there kept i in a special fuud. on the ground that j the Territory of Alaska is entitled to a reasonable proportion of the rove-: nue derived from the fishing indus try of the Territory. The First Division members stood solid for the abolishment of the traps and hud gathered to their support. Gray and Boyle, of the Third: Aid | rich and Gaffney, of the Third, and Hunts, of the Fourth. After demon strating their power they allowed the memorial to go through as it stood so far as traps are concerned on account of the fact that the Senate would not have concurred in the amendment ' abolishing traps. The House at a session last night discussed the Senate tisheries substitute for the Sutherland memor ial on the tisheries question. The memorial as it reached House asked for rigid restrictions of tlsh traps and for more stringent regulations of all sorts of tishing gear. Svindseth offered an ameudmeut to the memor ial striking out the restrictions 011 traps and substituting a section ask ing for the abolishment of traps. At this juncture Kelly raised the point of order that the amendment j offered was out of order, because the J subject matter contained in the pro posed amendment had already been passed upon by the House inasmuch that Mr. Svindseth had withdrawn a (Continued to Page 3.) Alien Fisherman Law Goes To The Governor The Senate this morning was one tield of oratorical gems bursting in magnificent and patriotic splendor. There was not a member of the aug ust body, save Seuator Sutherland, from Kubv. who did not feel called upon to give expression to sentiments | aroused during the consideration of the Svindseth alien fisherman law that was up on final passage. Senator Bruner. of Nome, made a fiery speech that aroused the blood! and sent it coursing through the veins. President Kay made a very j impassioned address that was listened | to with the closest attention. These two speeches were taken by stenogra phers and will be preserved. On final passage the bill received every vote in the Senate. It will go to Governor Clark immediately. Through the action of Senator Bru ner. Governor Johnson, of California was immediately notified of the action taken. There is a meeting being held this afternoon by the joint committees of the Senate and House on the matter of preparing the bill for the purpose of raising revenue for the territorial government or for the purpose of en forcing such measure as to legislature has caused to be enacted. THE SENATE?APRIL 29. The Senate convened at 10 a. m. House Bill No. 12. by Sviudseth. prohibiting aliens from fishing in the waters of Alaska, was put on final passage and passed uuauimously. THE HOUSE?AURIL 29. The House convened at 10 a. m. Senate Joint Memorial No. 23. the committee substitute for the Suther land bill, relating to the fisheries was put on final passage and passed with certain amendments. Senate Joint Memorial No. 28, by Freeding, relating to aunual assess ment work on mining properties, was put on final passage and passed. Senate Bill No. 16. by Millard, pro hibiting the wearing of insigna of fra ternal societies without authorization for fraudulent purposes, was put on final passage and passed. HOUSE PROTECTING DIGNITY OE BODY A line seuse of dignity envelopes the House like an ermine robe and the membership is all up in arms lest it be soiled. The point that accen tuates the stress now prevailing is because of the action of the Senate in relation to certain memorials and bills. Heretofore the upper branch of the legislature has enforced a closed monopoly on the "dignity" stunt. When the Aldrich memorial was sent up to the Senate on the Nome har bor improvement the Senate lost no time in sending a message to the House setting forth that Senator Freeding's memorial covered the same subject and wanted to show why in the name of the Senate it had not been considered. The House meekly dragged the Aldrich memorial back and consigned it to the waste basket. Now comes the Senate with the Mil lard election law, asking that the House pass it forthwith. In the mean time the Driscoll election law is up in the Senate and has been there for many days. The House got all ruffled up last night and decided very firmly to give the Millard bill no further consideration until there had been re ceived a message from the Senate as to the disposition of the Driscoll measure. RECIPROCITY, YES? BUT ANNEXATION?SILENCE Tariff talk will again interest Can ada in the subject of reciprocity. But in the interests of neighborly under standing let no statesman breathe a thought of possible annexation.? Washington Star. BISHOP ROWE IS IN JUNEAU The Right Rev. P. T. Rowe, Episco palian Bishop of Alaska, arrived in Juneau yesterday and is the guest of the Rev. George E. Renison at the Rectory of the Episcopal church. Bish op Rowe will remain at Juneau until Friday when he departs on the .Mari posa for the Westward. He will hold services at the Episcopal church Thursday evening. Bishop Rowe had been at Ketchikan for several days before the arrival of the Jefferson at that place. He will be in Juneau again after returning from the Westward. Bishop Rowe | was accompanied to Juneau by the Rev. H. P. Corser, Episcopal rector of the church at Wrangell. LAUNCH UNION ARRIVES IN PORT FROM VALDE2 The gas boat Union arrived in porl (this morning from Valdez in com mand of Capt. Harry .Moore and En gineer Hugo Fels. She was twentj I days making the trip. Some uneasi ness was felt on account of the long delay in the arrival of the little craft as it was known that she could noi , fail to have encountered heavy weath er. The boat, however, was able t< weather the storms that she ran into and to find sheltered places in whlcl to wait for others to pass. The Unioi was recently purchased by Lynn Ad sit, of this city. She was regarded a: one of the best crafts in the Princ William mosquito fleet. Oyster-lovers, go to "TJ and I Lunch Room. 4-14-lm HALF MILLION LOR JUNEAU CARNIVAL Juneau Elkdom will on Friday night put on ahe great carnival of "The Days of '97." Elaborate preparations are complete for making of this one of the most enjoyable affairs in the history of the town. It is being done in honor of the members of the I.egis i lative Assembly as a means of ex ; pressing the goodwill of Elkdom to ward Alaska's first law givers. The i program is unique in that it will re ! call with vivid characteristics the splendor of the days of the great stampede when men made frantic with the gold fever, yet paused for a moment's relaxation in popular re sorts of the day. Those strenuous days are to be made realistic by converting the large auditorium into replica of one of the great gambling and dance halls of those days. .More than a half-a-mil | lion dollars in currency (Elks' Bull Coin) will be stacked on the tables to be won by the most persistent and 1 lucky sports who may secure entry to the hall. All Elks will be admitted on their lodge cards and will not re ceive a special invitation. Invited guests will be required to present their invitations at the door. Admis sion will be one dollar to all gentle men and ladies will be admitted free with their escorts. In exchange for the admission fee each man will re ceive $1,000 in Elk's bull coin which he can dispose of to his own satis faction after entering the hall. There will be places* to spend it and if he has a speculative turn of mind he can engage in play at any and all of the gaming tables. The lady and the gen tleman that accumulates the largest amount of the curency by 11 o'clock will receive a prize. Gentlemen are expected to come wearing flannel shirts and ladies in shirt waists. All are invited to leave dignity and good clothes at home. "A partial list of those who will serve as "employees' and help t.o en tertain the guests." said W. R. Mer chant. of the committee "embraces the following well known personages: " "Dutchy" Roden and 'Hardwood' Bruner will be known as "swampers' and will see that the place is kept in order. Bartenders will be 'Mlckel' McNaughton, 'Spider' Turner, 'Pret zel' Bathe and 'X' Ray. Roulette croupiers will be 'Pain Killer' Kaser, 'Grizzley' Barragar. and 'Damfino' Gabbs. with 'Patty' Marshall, 'Skin ny' Gunnison and 'Fatima' Butzer for lookouts. The faro table will be pre sided over by 'Longshoreman' Biggs with 'Dyea' Tanner for lookout. 'Three Card Monte' Snow will have charge of the crap table with "Story* Boll as assistant. 'The Village Tail or' Bothwell will deal black jack, and 'Farmer' McLaughlin will have charge of the gold scales." A lively two-step will start up at eight o'clock sharp. The handsome prizes to be given away at the Elks' feature ball on Fri day night are now on display in Shar rick's show windows. COMMITTEE HEARINGS ON REVENUE AND TAXATION Robert Forbes and George Teal, caunerymen, and N. L. Burton and R. A. Gunnison representing cannery in terests, appeared before the ways and means and revenue and taxation joint committee hearing this afternoon to present their ideas on the matter of raising revenue by taxation, taxing the fishing industry. It is their desire to have the tax placed on gear rather than on the output of the canneries. Henry Shattuck appeared in the in terest of insurance agencies and gave it as his belief that Outside agencies 1 should be reached in some manner so as not to work an injustice on the local agencies. THE BASEBAL PLAYERS MEET TONIGHT AT 0. K. SHOP ' i The meeting of the Juneau baseball . players and backers is called for to night at the O. K. barber shop. P SCANDINAVIAN GROCERY?Opp Ciey dock: just opened: fresh stock. ' ALAMED ARRIVES FROM I WESTWARD TODAV > The Alameda arrived from th< i. Westward at 2:30 this afternoon en i route to the South. The following l passengers debarked at Juneau: Mlsj - Diva Dale, R. A. Gwinn. L. Wernicke s J. H. Wilson and wife and E. J. Col e vin and wife of Cordova: Mrs. Borgei of Valdez and F. M. Jordan of Ella mar are enroute to Seattle. F. J. Sul " livan of Cordova Is enroute to Ketchi u kan. Bryan Asks California To ! Delay Alien Legislation: *, * SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 29. ? i Secretary of State William J. Bryan i yesterday addressed the California State Legislature in executive session, lie is reported to have told the mem bers that the anti-alien legislation that they propose is a matter that can be settled by diplomatic negotiations. Me went enough into details to con vince the Califoria legislature that the administration is throoughly in ac cord with the principle that the na tional government should not attempt to interfere with the o/eration of state government,but asked that the anti-alien land bill go over until the next session. California Legislature Will Walt. I SACRAMENTO, April 29. ? After leaving the conference with Secretary of State Bryan, several members of the California legislature expressed the opinion that there will be no anti-alien [ legislation at this session. The atti tude of the Secretary of State and the administration is satisfactory to the Californians that heard Bryan give ex pressions to it Mississippi Ready for War. WASHINGTON, April 29.?Repre sentative Thomas U. Sisson, Demo crat, of Mississippi, addressing t he House of Representatives, Bald if we must have war with Japan or suffer the Indignity of having that country coerce a sovereign State in the Union that he for one is for war. "I am with the people of California," he said, "in their efforts to prevent aliens from ac quiring lands In their State," TOKYO, April 29.?With the pur pose of establishing a better under standing with the people of Califor nia Baron Khraaoroku and Represen tative Seyukas will leave for Sacra mento, California, to confer with Gov ernor Hiram Johnson and the mem bers of the legislature. FURTH MUST PAY $10,000 FINE UKLLINGHA.M, Wash., April 29.? Jacob Furtli was fined $10,000 yester day by Judge E. E. Hardin, of the Su perior court bench, on his conviction lor complicity in wrecking the Schrlck er hank at La Conner. ! i CHILD MURDERER IN ; PRISON FOR LIFE i SEATTLE. April 29?C. F. John- J son, who killed his little six-year-old 1 boy last winter by throwing it and 1 himself in front of a moving train, 1 was sentenced to life imprisonment ( in the superior court of the State in this city yesterday. Johnson had I quarreled with his wife, and she had ; i left him and the boy. He alleges that the boy and he made a compact to die together, and that he had meant to end both lives when he with the 1 boy in his arms plunged in front of the locomotive that was drawing a < passenger train. The child was killed ] Instantly, but Johnson was only slight ly injured. Johnson was defended at the trial by an attorney appointed by ' the court, and seemed Indifferent as to his fate. His attorney niado a fight against the imposition of sen tence on the ground that the statute of the legislature abolishing capital1 punishment, not ye in effect, had re-! pealed the old law, and left no pro-: vision for punishing those accused of murder. The court over-jruled the contention, but did not impose the death penalty. CONGRESSMAN MAKES INTERESTING RECORD . v WASHINGTON, April 28. ? Seven hundred bills introduced in one day by Representative Richard W. Aus tin of the second Tennessee district and more coming is the speed which that southern statesman has reached at the opening of the Sixty-third Con gress. Mr. Austin has always been known as a long-distance champion hill introducer and his penchant is for private pensions. The 700 bills were all private pension bills. WHITTLESEY BOYS SUE SEATTLE FOR ACCIDENT SEATTLE, April 29.?The sonB of Mrs. William H. Whittlesey, who were 1 injured in the automobile accident in which their mother was killed, have brought suit against the City of Seat tle for $117,0000. They allege that the accident was due to the defective street grade. SOLDIER FINDS WIFE AND CHILDREN DEAD SAN FRANCISCO, April 29?Ser ? geant George H. Schall, who was at . the Presidio with his corps, respond ; ed to an alarm of fire in Tennessee } Hollow, and went to the fire to dis cover that it was his own home that . burned, and that his wife-and three ! children had perished in the fire. The Dally Empire delivered In Ju - neau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 a month. EARLY RAILROAD MAN IS DEAD SEATTLE, April 29.?D. H. Gilman, Due of the promoters of the old Seat tle and Walla Walla railroad, died at Pasadena, California, yesterday. He has been ill for some time. Daniel H. Gilman was one of the notable figures in the business life of Seattle and Puget Sound a quarter of a century ago. He participated in the development of the coal mines of King County, and the coal mining town of Gilman was named for him. He and others built the railroads that connected the coal towns with Seat tle, and projected the building to Wal la Walla, then the metropolis of East ern Washinton. Gilman was interested in politics in the early days of Washington's statehood, and, with Judge Thomas Burke, John Collins and others estab lished the Seattle Morning Journal and later, the Seattle Morning Telegraph. They were Democratic papers. D. H. Gilman was a brother of L. C. Bilman, the lawyer, who is assistant president of the Great Northern Rail way Company. TY COBB IS IN GAME AGAIN DETROIT, April 28.?Ty Cobb, the famous baseball player, signed his 1913 contract with Detroit Saturday, and, upon the application of Detroit to the National commission he was Immediately reinstated as a legiti mate baseball player. He will play center field. BOSTON TELEPHONE GIRLS REWARDED FOR SERVICE BOSTON, April 28.?The telephone companies operating in Boston adopt ed a unique method of keeping their employees in their employ. They have adopted a system of giviug to every employee that remains with them, a check for $25 at the end of the sec ond year; $50 annually at the end of the third year and each year until the end of the ninth, after that each em ployee gets $100 at the end of each year. This is in addition to the reg ular wages. As the length of the ser vices of employees increases their lunch periods, holidays and vacations on pay are increased. DAVIES WILL BE MADE COMMISSIONER WASHINGTON, April 29.?James E. Davies, of Wisconsin, Secretary of the Democratic National Committee, who was offered the position of Governor General of the Philippines has de clined the appointment. He will be appointed commissioner of corpora j tlons. BOSTON POLICE FIND MILLIONAIRE'S DAUGHTER BOSTON, April 29.?The police of Boston located Miss Roman Borden, daughter of Gall Borden, yesterday in the company of two strange women In a residence In the Back Bay dis trict. She la a nervous wreck. War Clouds Hanging heavy Over Europe BERLIN April 29.?The feeling pre-, vails in this city that Southeastern j Europe will again become a battle-! field on which several of the Nations of Europe are likely to be engaged in j armed strife. Austria is insisting that the powers assist her In capturing Scutari from the Montenegrins and In forcing its incorporation in the new! kingdom of Albania that it is proposed i to establish. Already AuBtrla is pre- i paring for war. Telegrams received here today say that 10.000 Austrian1 troops are now marching toward' Scutari for the purpose of engaging the Montenegrins that are in posses-1 sion of the city in battle. i LONDON. April 29.?King Nicholas entered Scutari Sunday at tin* head of an army of 40,000 men, ami im mediately proclaimed the city the roy al residence. He said the city would not be abandoned unless the army was forced out by the armed inter ference of the powers. Turk Claims Kingship of Albania VTENA, April 29. ? Essad Pasha, formerly Turkish commander at Scu tari. whose army was permitted to leave Scutari after the surrender of that city to the Montenegrins, has pro claimed himself King of Albania. Wilson Appoints Judge Erwin Marshal at Fairbanks WASHINGTON, April 29.?Lewis T. 1 Erwin, of Fairbanks, was yesterday ! nominated by President Woodrow Wll- 1 < son to be United States Marshal for ; the Fourth Judicial Division of Alas- j ka. ] !1 Judge Erwin is a pioneer of thejj Fairbanks country and was in the 11 Klondike for several years before the ( discovery of gold on the Tanana. He j. has been prominent in the affairs of! Fairbanks and the Tanana valley. The i! last Democratic convention in Alaska selected him as one of the delegates from this Territory to the Baltimore convention. He is a native of (Jeor ?ia, but lived most of his younger life n Tennessee and Washington State. He served as a member of the Ten lessee legislature, and was appointed lgent for the Yakima Indian reserva tion in Washington by President Cleveland, during his first term. He joined the early rush to Dawson. His wife and family reside with him at Fairbanks. Bryce Calls Bryan One of World's Greatest Men NEW YORK, April 29. ? James I Bryce, lute British ambassador at Washington, in a speech at a ban quet which he attended as the guest of the Pilgrim Society, bade farewell to America. In the course of his f speech lie prf?l?ed Secretary of Stal< William J. Bryan, whom he charac terizes as one of the world's greatest statesmen and most gifted men, who is too big to be anything but fair in his dealings with any country no mat ter how big or little it might be. INDIANA MAN EOR COMPTROLLER WASHINGTON, April 29. ? Presi-1 dent Woodrow Wilson yeBterday nom-l inated George Downey, of Indiana, to 1 be comptroller of the treasury. GUNNERS EIRE ON DOLPHIN WASHINGTON, April 29.?While at target practice in a haze in Judith sound the gunners of the United States monitor Talahassee mistook the nav al yacht Dolphin for a target and fired on her. An 800-pound shell cut ropes in the Dolphin's rigging,' but1 otherwise did no damage. Eleven of! the United States Senate and House i committees on naval affairs were on board the Dolphin. MARINE NOTES The Alameda arrived from the West ward at 2:30 this afternoon enroute to the South. The Jefferson arrived last evening and passed on to Lynn canal points during the night. She is due to sail South at 6 this evening. The City of Seattle is due to sail south at 4 o'clock tomorrow morn ing. The Yukon will arrive from the South about 4 this afternoon enroute to the Westward. The Humboldt will arrive from Se attle Saturday. The Princess May is due to arrive from the South May 3. SUFFRAGETTES TRY TO WRECK WELSH BANK CARDIFF, Wales. April 28.?A dyna mite bomb with a lighted fuse and bearing a label saying "Votes for Women" was discovered Saturday on the doorstep of the Lloyd bank. No damage resulted, as the bomb was discovered in time to permit of snufT ing the fire in the fuse. CHINA THREATENED BY CIVIL WAR PEKING, April 29.?China Ik on tin verge of civil war on account of the five-power loan of $125,000,000 that has just been negotiated. The United States, that was to have been the sixth power involved in the loan, refused to participate for the reason that its terms give over certain governmen tal functions in connection with the treasury and taxations departments and railroad building and management to the powers that were parties to the loan. HOUSE PROPOSES HOME FOR VICE PRESIDENT WASHINGTON, April 28. ? Among the numerous bills introduced by House members is one by Representa tive Cullop, of Indiana, calling for an appropriation of $50,000 for the erection of a residence in Washington for the Vice President. Mr. Cullop stipulates that the plans for the resi dence shall be approved by Congress before construction work is begun. SECRETARY OF NAVY TO BE AT HOME IN WEST SEATTLE, April 28.?Secretary of the Navy Daniels, whose home is Rnl eigh, N. C? will probably hoist his flag over the cruiser Raleigh when he makes his inspection of the Pacific Coast navy yards and naval stations. The cruiser is now at Puget Sund navy yard awaiting reassignment to duty, and is ready to carry the Secre tary on his trip from the sound to San Diego. The navy is planning to exhibit trie latest types of radio outfits at the San Diego exposition, 1915. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. 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