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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 Svindseth had withdrawn a
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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
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 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 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.
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"
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
' i
The meeting of the Juneau baseball
. players and backers is called for to
night at the O. K. barber shop.
Ciey dock: just opened: fresh stock.
> 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:
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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.
$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.
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.
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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.
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.
? 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.
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.
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, 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.
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, 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. ]
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
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
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.
WASHINGTON, April 29. ? Presi-1
dent Woodrow Wilson yeBterday nom-l
inated George Downey, of Indiana, to 1
be comptroller of the treasury.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Any subscribers to The Dally Em
pire not receiving papers regularly
either by carrier or mall, will confer -
a favor by promptly notifying The
Empire office.

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