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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
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
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.
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."
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
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 <
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.
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
X oO?"Days of '97," May 2, '13?50
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.
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
?'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."
, |
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.
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.
>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
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
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.
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.
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,
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."
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.
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
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."
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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 |
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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,
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.
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.
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,
? 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.

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