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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
vm ?> vn 1-1 JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS LEGISLATORS PICK IMPORTANT BILLS i What Solons Believe Are Best Laws Enacted The most important law past at thei tirst session of the legislature in the opinion of Representative H. B. In grain, of Valdez. is tlie revenue and' taxation bill. "This will give the next legislature a chance to do some thing." said Mr. Ingram. "We were pioneers in law-making and like all' other pioneers handicapped by the lack of funds and consequently madej haste slowly. By the time the next legislature meets there should be j quite a large accumulation of funds iu the Territorial treasury and the next legislative assembly will be en abled to pass many needful measures! that were omitted at this session and also be provided with the money to, carry out the laws." Mr. Ingram thinks the best bill in-; troduced. Senator Millard's election law. was killed by the adverse action; of the House, in postponing it indefi nitely. Representative Kobt. D. Gray agrees1 with Mr. Ingram that the revenue and taxation bill was the most im portant act passed by the legislative assembly for the reason that it will give the next legislature an oppor tunity to do something. Next to the revenue measure Mr. Gray believes that the mining law is of greatest im portance. It will cure some of the disabilities which have been a stum bling block iu the way of developing the mitural resources of the country and result in bringing more people of the right kind into the country. Representative Shoup thinks that the quarantine law passed by the leg islature provides relief for the most pressing need at this time. He says that heretofore in cases of epidemics the authorities were powerless to act. On many occasion there has been great loss of life and much distress and suffering through the tact that there were no quarantine regulations. He said that he knew of one instance where upwards of forty lives were lost through an epidemic which could have been avoided if there had been a quarantine law such as has been created. Representative Ingersoll thinks that the bill introduced by the member from Ketchikan giving power to mu nicipalities to extend their boundar ies and annex additional territory is the most important legislation enact ed at this session. Senator Kay, president of the Sen ate, believes that the mining law is the most important legislative act passed at the first session of the leg islature of Alaska. Next in import ance he regards the bill providing homes for indigents and disabled per sons ami for the pioneers who have made the country. Senator .Millard believes that the arbitration bill is probably the most important because far-reaching in ef fect. It provides a means of prevent ing trouble and bloodshed and \>f i amicably settling all differences be 1 tween employers and employees. The ! law will prove to hi' a safe-guard for j both capital and labor in this respect. Senator Sutherland thinks that the revenue bill is the most important measure passed, but perhaps not the wisest that could have been devised. Next in importance he thinks the woman suffrage bill ranks highest. Senator Brunei* thinks that the min ing law is the most important and that the municipal tax law ranks next as measures most needed for the good of. the country. Senator Brunei* is of the opinion that there were enacted j many other good laws. GOVERNOR CLARK REVIEWS WORK In a statement issued from the Gov-, ernor's office this morning Gov. Wal ter K. Clark briefly reviewed the work of the tirst session of the First Alaska Legislature. The statement follows: "The First Legislature passed andj * he Governor approved 37 Senate bills nod 47 House bills, 84 in all. about 30 of which were amendments to the civil or criminal codes affecting court I (procedure and other matters. Of the new substantive laws, among the most important are following: comprehen sive amendment of the general min ing law as applied to Alaska; an em ployers' liability law; partial revis ion of and additions to the tax and li I cense laws; the act creating a Terri | torial treasury and the office of a Ter I ritorial Treasurer; a miners' labor lien law; an 8-hour law for quartz miners; a banking law; quarantine and public health: relief of the poor; compulsory registration of births, mar riages and deaths; compulsory school attendance: incorporation of cities of tha second class. Naturally 1 am par ticularly gratified by the enactment of several laws, included in this list, since I have been urging the import ance of them before the committees of Congress for the last two or Ihreo vtars, and some ol" them passed the United States Senate, but were not acted upon in the House. "We must all rejoice in the gooc work of the Legislature in passing these laws: now is presented the con stant problem of securing their en forcemeat, and it becomes the duty ol every citizen to assist. "A word about the seven bills which | were withdrawn for amendment at'tei 1 they reached the executive and befort | his final action upon them, and aboui i the four bills which were vetoed | These actions were the result of : friendly spirit of co-operation on m> I part, which was very fully recipro j cated on the part of the Legislature [ So the seven bills in the first clasi were modified and then became laws : while the four vetoes were sustained , and the session ended harmoniously as it began. "The personnel of the First Legis j lature is of the highest character, am jthe results show it. It is for ever; | citizen, including those newly createi l by the equal suffrage act, to see tha ; the Second Legislature fulfills tin I high moral and intellectual standar j of the First." BISHOP ROWE CONDUCTS SERVICES The Right Rev. P. T. Rowe. Bishot of Alaska, conducted services yester day morning and evening at Trinity Protestant Kpiscopal church. Then was a good attendance at each ser vice. He was assisted by the Rev (?eorge K. Renison. rector of the Trin ity Parish, and the Rev. H. T. Cor ser, of NVrangell. Bishop Rowe will leave on th< Mariposa tomorrow, or whenever sh< arrives, for the Westward. He wil be accompanied by the Rev. H. 1 Corser. They will visit Cordova, Va dez. Seward and other points befor returning to Juneau. Upon his return from the Westwar Bishop Rowe will go to Skagway an from there will leave for the tri down the Yukon river, where he wil visit all the Kpiscopal missions on th Yukon and Tanana valleys. He wi also visit Nome and the Bering se and Arctic ocean missions, before tal ing a steamship late in September fc Seattle and the East. It is his pu pose toattend the general conferenc of the Protestant Episcopal churc .at New York in October. Work Performed I By Legislator* > All told there were introduce r in the House ninety-nine hills, fort i I six of which passed 'and were favo ? ably considered in the Senate ar . all but three were approved by tl i- Governor. In the Senate seventy-tv ?- bills were introduced, (eighteen i I which were withdrawn and eight < I ej which failed of passage in the Senat e Thirty-eight received favorable actk 11 in the House and all but one were a \ proved by the Governor. 1- There were thirty-one joint menu e ials introduced in the Senate and : but four were passed. There al d passed in the Senate seven joint n d olutions. p II John Kilgore. formerly with t e Alaska-Gastineau Company in the cc 11 struction department as foreman a a carpenter crew, returned recenl <-ifrom an extended trip throughout t >r East. .Mr. Kilgore spent most of t r- ! winter around Mansfield, Ohio. h j For home-made pastry and b< coffee go to "U and I" Lunch Room GETTING READY FOR ELKS' CARNIVAL X oO?"Days of '97," May 2, '13?50 t ELKS' BULL COIN o I 50? JUNEAU. 420 ?50 <? *???<>-????????????????????? Kiks' hall which but yesterday housed a dignified body of law-mak ers is today being converted into the appearance of a prosperous looking ; gambling house, such as nourished in Northern towns ten and fifteen years ago. Tie committee rooms construct ed in the main room or auditorium for the benefit of the legislature have al j ready been torn out. and around the walls of the great room are strewn I gaming tables and paraphernalia that i will appear strange to many eyes. Koulette wheels, six in number are strewn along one wall; faro, black jack, chuck-a-luck tables, and a mon ster crap table, are aranged along the other side?really, one who was here in the "good old days" involuntarily reaches in his trouser pockets for the price to buy a stack. All of this fuss is made in order to carry out the | I idea of reproducing the "Days of Nine ty-seven" planned as a feature for the I KIks' ball in honor of the First Leg | islative Assembly of Alaska. BOB BELL WANTS j TO BE POSTMASTER llobert Hell, u dyed-in-the wool Dem ocrat, is a candidate for the post mastership at Excursion Inlet, and lie says that lie is entitled to the plsiet. There is no postolfice at that place yet, out this little ditliculty is to be overcome if the new admiuis trat ion keeps pace in Alaska with the other good things it has sol out to do. ?'This is no joke." said .Mr. llell. "u'e want a post olliee and we are.go ing to have it, if persistent effort will secure'>i. limn is no good reason why we sould be compelled to subsi dize a steamship company to bring our mail when we are located only a I few miles off the regular mail route. "The canuerymen on Excursion In ' let have invested $300,000 in two can ' neries. and $ la ,000 in a sawmill. We ? expend every season among the peo ple living here over $100,000. There ' are a great many people living in that i section especially through the can ? ning season, yet we tire compelled to ? subsidize a private mail service to ' ply between Excursion Inlet and Hoo nali at a cost of $30 per week. We 1 claim tiiat we are entitled to some *| consideration. Every year we pay in '! taxes to the government approximate c; lv $6,000 and yet we must do without ?|a postollice. Hoonah is only nineteen I miles distant and the postofhee de '?jpartment should provide for an exten sion of the service to our settlement. ? i Yes. I'll take the job of being post s master and I'm a bona fide Alaskan '? so there will be no objection to my '? confirmation." , | SNAP SHOPTS TAKEN OF ;*j SOLONS' LEAVE-TAKING II . I William Hesse, the moving picturi Y i j I man, took some excellent views o: 11 members of the legislature taking e ? leave of Governor Clark at the Gov j ernor's House this afternoon. CABLE SHOULD BE WORKING SOOJ< The United States cable is expect ed to begin working at any time now ~ i The liurnside was scheduled to leavi Ujthe dry dock May 1st, and to begii the work of repairing the break h I the csible immediately. The break i >(1 but It) or 50 miles out from Seatth and she should have it repalre r" quickly. The cable parted Tuesday afternooi ie April 22. Since that time all the te 0 egraph news that has been received i ul j Alaska has come by the Canadia 01 route. e. m BANKS MUST PAY INTEREST ON DEPOSIT >r- WASHINGTON, May 1? Secretar ill of the Treasury William G. McAdc so I has announced that all banks mui ;s- pay the federal government two p< | cent per annum interest on governmei deposits hereafter. He says that he the custom that has been observe m- in States with State funds and it hi of been satisfactory to the banks; the; tly | it no reason why it should not be a he j plied to the national funds with equ he i satisfaction. Col. Charles E. Ingersoll, represe ?st tative from Ketchikan will go hon on the Humboldt. Quarantine Law Quickly Called Into Action The first legislature of Alaska ad-i journed yesterday and today the urg ent need covered by one of the new [ amendments received relief through the law's enforcement. This morning Dr. Emil Krulish, in charge of the government hospital in Juneau received a wire from Mar shal H. M. Love, of Fairbanks, that the Fairbanks office had been ap prised from the deputy United States I marshal at Nulato, that an epidemic of diphtheria was raging at that place. I Dr. Krulish consulted with Gover nor Walter E. C'lark and the latter sent a dispatch to Dr. Bruce Brown, a government physician who had ar rived at Nulato. and explained that, under the law just passed, he was authorized to establish a quarantine, to disinfect and take whatever meas ures were necessary and that it was the duty of United States marshals to assist in the enforcementment of the law. Dr. Brown was instructed to re port to Gov. Clark ex-ofllcio commis sioner of public health and to state the facts regarding the present diph theria outbreak. Dr. Krulish's telegram conveyed the information that there have been two deaths of natives at Nulato from diph theria and that there are other cases among them. As far as known there has been no case reported of a white person. A remarkable feature in connection with the bills vetoed by the Governor was the fact that all of the bills were unanimously passed by both houses of the Legislature before they were sent to the Governor, and the Governor's vetoes were sustained by the unani mous action of both houses. "TOTEM" IS ON ! SALE IN JUNEAU The "Totem," Juneau's high school annual publication, is on sale at the book stores and many other places of business in the city, and it is selling like hot cakes. In fact, it is already apparent that the edition will be ex hausted long before the demand can be satisfied. The book lias brought out many words of praise for the Juneau high school young men and women. It is one of the best evidences that has been given to the public of what is being done by the public schools of the city. OI.NEY SAYS U. S. CAN FIX RATES WASHINGTON, April 25. ? The United States, as owner of the Pan ama Canal, has the right to fix such ; terms as it pleases, and the neutral ity of the waterway applies to its ' users only and not the United States, f This was the view expressed today by ' Richard Olney, a former secretary, of state, whose speecli was read before a meeting of the American Society of International law. Mr. Olney did not attend. I "It is clear," Mr. Olney's speech de .. clared, "that a nation or a State does , not convey away its property or sov e ereignity except by terms that are u clear and susceptible of no other mean' n ing; and that where the meaning can s be taken to favor the United States, , it is the clear right of the United j States to urge that it be held that the words 'all nations' do not mean , to include the United States, j. "However, it is not necessary tc n rely on this presumption, as the n United States is owner and can fi> terms as it pleases." Lewis Nixon, of New York, agreet with Mr. Olney that the ownership o the Panama Canal gave to the Unite< ^ States the right to make such rulei ?y as it saw fit and that such rules ex ?o eluded this country from the provis it ions of existing treaties regarding "al ?r nations." it is The, law partnership that has es >d isted between Judge It. A. Gunnisoi is and John W. Marshall for the last tw re years was dissolved yesterday. Judg p. Gunnison will retain the offices hen al tofore used by the firm in the Decl er building. Mr. Marshall will ope offices in the same building. Unt in- they are ready for occupancy he wi ie retain his offices in the suite occi pied by the firm in the past. MISS .MA.MHO .MOIU.AIN Editor, 1913 "Totem" Gov. Clark Vetoes four of the Bills Gov. Walter E. Clark vetoed four bills that were passed by the Alaska Legislature. They were Representa tive N. J. Svindseth's anti-alien fisher man's bill. Sen. 11. T. Tripp's mining bureau bill, and Representative F. M. Lioyle's bills giving municipalities the power to regulate wharves and wharf ape rates and giving them power to own and operate water works and oth ? r public utilities. The Governor assigned as his reus .: tor vetoing the anti-alien fisher man's bill that it would interfere with the limits of the National government \ i;-* relations with foreign countries. The mining bureau bell, which was "Line sky" law designed to give ac curate information with reference to mining properties and to prevent the promotion of "wild-cat" companies, was vetoed on the ground that it was inquistorial in its character, and would require mining operators to give information that is essentialv private in its character. The veto of the wharfage hill was based 011 the Governor's conclusion that it repealed parts of the munici pal incorporation act that should re main in force; and that of the munic ipal public utilities bill was based 011 the assumption that it involved auth ority to create an indebtedness and tc issue bonds by municipalities, power to do which has been specially denied municipalities by the fetier.nl statutes I cot. INGERSOLL ON EISHERMEN Jn discussing the revenue bill Col lngersoll made a strenuous fight t( prevent the levying of a tax on fish ing vessels under 30 tons. In th< course of his remarks the Uepresenta tive from Ketchikan said: "I raise my voice in behalf of tin fishermen, who are the back-bone am the life blood of my section of tin country. Heaven knows that their lift is a precarious one and they are ekinj out a scanty existence as it is, with out putting any more burdens upoi them. It is no more within the bound of reason to tax a boat by which thi fisherman carries on his occupatioi , than it is to tax the miner for th 1 shovel or the pick owned by him am used in developing his claim, i "I reali/.e that Southeastern Alas ka is hopelessly outnumbered and th > members from the Interior can do a ! they wilk This has been brought horn : forcibly to me all through the tern and no member of this House ca 1 deny that 1 have cheerfully submitte f to the inevitable and have been a pi 1 tient and cheerful loser. But nov 5 when you are striking this vicion ? blow at the hardy race upon whose ii i- dustry and labor depend the prospe I ity and life of my section, patlenc ceases to be a virtue and for the flri time my gorge boils over." ? NAMES CALIFORNIAN e ASSISTANT SECRETAR ?? c- WASHINGTON. Mai 1.?Secretai n of the Interior Franklin K. Lane lu II announced the appointment of Pr< 11 Adolph C. Miller, of the University j- California, to be Assistant Secreta of the Interior. / " house Bill Ninety-Nine Secures Some Money House Bill N'o. 99, the last act. of the legislature was designed to have transferred to the treasury of the Territory money's belonging to the Territory but held in trust by the Treasurer of the United States. The funds accrued from the operation of I the forest service in Alaska and i amount to more than $40,000 under the act of May 23, 1908, setting aside) 25 per cent of the grots receipts of: all national forests exist. In 19121 there was another act passed grant-j ing an additional ten per cent to the States and territories in which the forests are located to be used in the construction of roads and trails with in the national forests. This fund for 1913 amounts to $4,675.38. The total receipts of the Alaska national forests for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1910 were approxi mately $30,000; for the year ending June 30, 1911 $39,000. for the year end ing June 30, 1913 $47,000 and for 1913 will be $60,000. CANADIAN LINE DOWN AGAIN The Canadian telegraph line went j down this afternoon south of White horse and the telegraph service with the States was interrupted. The late press dispatches that The Empire lias under way are hung up some place along the line between Whitehorse and Ashcroft. The service that lias been ren dered by tlie long route around by way of British Columbia and Yukon Ter ritory has been vexatious and unsatis factory in a very great degree. The service is frequently interrupted and it is very slow when the line is work ing at its best. i BRITISH WILL j STOP MILITANCY S LONDON, Ma) 1.?The home ollicei of the British government lias decided I to put a stop to the outrages of (lie J j .illMa u suffragettes. A detachment iof one tinndred policemen this morn Hug look possession of the Women's I Social Political Union and arrested jail of the women present. I ' Militant Methods for New York. j LONDON. May 1.?Airs. O. II. P. ! Belmont, of New York, lias been as sisting the militant suffragettes of I England. She said here today that if they did not wake up on the Amer i fcan side of the ocean the same meth ods that have heen in vogiie in Great Britain will lie inaugurated in New York. ARCTIC CLUB WILL ENTERTAIN LEGISLATORS i I President L. V. Bay, of the Terri torial Senate, received a telegram yes terday from Maurice D. Leehey, the Seattle lawyer, who is well known in Alaska, saying that the Arctic Club of Seattle is arranging an entertain . ment for those members of the Alas | ka Legislature that will be in Seattle immediately after the adjournment. Mr. Leehey said the date of the enter * tainment had been set for May 6th, ' but it will be impossible for any of ' the members to reach there by that J time. Mr. Lehoy was so informed to * day, and the date for the entertain ment will probably be extended to a - time when they can be present. ' Senators El wood Bruner and Con - rad Freeding, of Nome, and B. F. Mil - lard, of Valdez, and Speaker E. B. ' Collins, of Fairbanks, and Represcnta * tives Frank A. Aldrlch, Charles I). I Jones and J. C. Kennedy, of Nome. 8 and Dr. F. M. Boyle, of Valdez, and 0 Milo Kelly, of Knik, will leave for So II attle, Sunday. May 4th. They will e probably reach that place Wednesday ?1 evening or Thursday morning. ?? SEVEN GOOD LOTS e -FOR SALE? 8 e I liave seven choice business and b residence lots for sale, some of them 11 on i;ood terms and some for cash d These lots are all located in the best residence and business district of Ju neau, and are worth today 25% more is than is being aSked for them, ami will be worth double in twelve months r- Anyone looking for good investment! ie in renl estate will do well to call tele it phone No. 2-4 or 5-2. GEO. F. FORREST, Agt. 3t ? CALL OF THE MOOSE. Y ? Juneau lodge No. 700, L. 0. ? O. M? will meet tonight In Odd ry ? Fellows hall at 8 o'clock, sharp, as ? Members are urgently requested >f. * to attend. Visiting members of ? cordially invited. It.?W. ry ? ERNEST WARREN, Dictator M'CARTHY BESTS ERANK MORAN NEW YORK, May 1?Luther Mc carty outfought Frank Moran, of Pittsburgh in a fast and furious ten round bout here last night. Both men took a great deal of punishment. ERAM WILL LEAD THROUGH PANAMA WASHINGTON, May 1?Capt. Ro aid Amundsen has notified Secretary of War Lindley M. Garrison, of his acceptance of the invitation to com mand the Fram and to take her as the first merchant vessel to pass through the Panama canal at the op ening next fall. 1 II I I I I I l I i i i i I League Base Ball | ? T..TJ * .Tu?.jT..T.?????????.!?rt?tTit?nTi?!?itiiTnTiiTntTiT-it.itirTtiti tttttttttttttttttttttttttt NORTHWESTERN LEAGUE. Standing of Clubs?April 30. Won Lost Pet. Vancouver !> 4 .692 Spokane 9 7 .563 Seattle 8 8 .500 Taconia 8 8 .500 j Portland 5 S .385 I Victoria 6 10 .375 Wednesday's Scores. At Spokane?Spokane, 3; Seattle. 0. | At Portland?Tacoma, 1: Portland. 0. | At Victoria?Vancouver, 4: Victoria, 0. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. Standing of Clubs?April 30. Won Lost Pet. Los Angeles .... 15 11 .577 Oakland 14 12 .538 Venice 15 14 .517 San Francisco ... 14 15 .4S3 Sacramento 11 13 .45S Portland 10 14 .417 Wednesday's Scores. At Los Angeles-Oakland. 8; Los Angeles, 6. At Portland?Venice, 2; Portland. 1. At San Francisco ? Sacramento, 9; San Francisco, 4. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Standing of Clubs?April 30. Won Lost Pet. Chicago 12 4 .750 New York 8 4 .667 Philadelphia .... 5 3 .625 Brooklyn 7 6 .538 Pittsburgh 8 7 .517 St. Louis 8 7 .517 Boston 2 9 .182 j Cincinnati 2 12 .149 Wednesday's Scores. At Pittsburgh ? St. Louis, 6; Pitts burg. 1. At Chicago?Chicago, 4: Cincinnati, ! At Brooklyn ? Brooklyn, 5; New York, 3. Philadelphia-Boston?rain. AMERICAN LEAGUE. Standing of Clubs?April 30. ! Won Lost Pet. Washington 9 2 .818 ? Philadelphia .... 9 3 .750 . Chicago 11 7 .611 ; Cleveland 9 6 .600 I Boston 6 8 .429 St. Louis 7 10 .412 ; Detroit 5 11 .375 . New York 2 11 .154 Wednesday's Scores. At New York?Boston, 8; New York, 1. ? At St. Louis?St. Louis, 2; Cleveland, ? 0. ? At Detroit?Chicago, 8; Detroit, 3. ? At Philadelphia?Washlngton,2: Phil ? adelphia, 0. ? ? Receiver Frank H. Boyle, of the lo ? cal land office accompanied by his ? bride will arrive from the South on the Mariposa tomorrow. ?