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Chamberlain's New
Commission Bill
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The bill introduced by Senator Geo.
E. Chamberlain, of Oregon, creating
the Alaska Development Board, for
the management of Federal affaire in
Alaska, which was read twice Feb. 2.
and referred to the committee on Ter-:
ritories. after eliminating the title and ;
enacting clause. Is as follows:
"Section 1. That a board is hereby
created and established, to be known
as the Alaska Development Board,
which shall be composed of three per
sons to be appointed by th*. President,
by and with the advice ana consent
of the Senate, to serve for terms of
seven years. The members of the
board shall reside and maintain their
principal and such branch offices as
may be necessary within the Territory
of Alaska. Not more than two of the
board shall be appointed from the same
political party and they shall not en
gage in any other business, vocation,
or employment. No vacancy in the |
board shall impair the right of the
remaining members to exercise all the
powers of the board. The chairman
shall receive an annual salary of $8,
500 and the other members an annual
salary of JS.000 each.
"Sec. 2. That the board hereby cre
ated shall, subject to the provisions
of this Act and under such laws as!
Congress has enacted or may here
aftor enact, have jurisdiction and con-.
trol over the care. use. and disposition
of all reserved and unreserved public
lands, including forests and waters and
resources therein, over fish and fish
eries. seals, reindeer, mines, minerals
and mining. Indians. Eskimos, and oth
er Alaska natives, toll roads, and over
all other matters or things now sub
ject or which may be made subject
to national ow-nerehip. care, disposi
tion. control, or regulation within tho
territorial limits of Alaska, except with
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Elks' hall will be filled with merry
maskers tonight, the occasion being i
the first of its kind under the auspices
of the Juneau Athletic Club. The fa
mous Juneau orchestra has been se
cured for the occasion and a long list
of prizes awaits those who excel in
the things for which the prizes are of
fered. The committees having the af
fair in hand are leaving nothing un
done that will add tc the enjoyment of <
those who attend. A large crowd is
The Princess Maquinna arrived from
the South at 5 o'clock this morning
bringing the following passengers for
Juneau: Sister Mary .Marie. Sister
Mary Zeno. \V. A. Irwin. W. C. Leak,
A. Carlson. James Johnson, r. McGov
ern. Max Drew. A. K. Wagnear, G.'
Farrar, K. Bain. William Chillow, Carl i
Anderson. James McAffery. R. Kuscha.
Mike Costich, John Eli. H. Ossick, E.
Erickson. A. Salo, Mike Miller. John j
Hayden. A. Hadinen.
The jury trying John SacofT for the
crime of selling liquor to Indians,
brought in a verdict of not guilty. Tbe!
trial consumed more time than is usu
ally required to try cases of this sort,
and it was a hard fought battle. Judge <
H. B. LeFevre who conducted the de-|
fense had to build it as the trial pro-'
greased. The theory of the defense j
was an alibi in inference, which had j
to be established through circumstan
tial evidence, doing this and assailing;
the the credibility of the government
witnesses constituted the defense.
Judge LeFevre consumed more than
two hours in bis final argument to the
Z. J. Loussac. at the Juneau Drug
Co., la a druggist of 14 years' exper
ience in the largest drug storea of the
United Statea. Phone 250.
Purity, quality, reliability and ser
vice is the motto of the Juneau Drug
Co.. opposite the Alaskan Hotel. Phone
250. 2-19-tf.
Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.:
\V. Xakiyama indicted by the Ket
chikan grand jury for first degree mur
der in connection with the killing of
Frank Dunn at Dundas Bay cannery
refuses to accept his liberty on the
grounds offered- by the government
choosing rather to remain in the Fed
eral Jail. It has been authentically
stated that he will seek indemnity
through the Japanese government for
illegal imprisonment.
Bon Hunt, the giant southpaw Bob
Brown has signed for 1914 is the first
Norwestern leaguer to start training.
Ben bundled himself up in three or
four sweaters and went out to Wood
land Park, where he pitched a few
balls to a fellow he says he doesn't
know. The arm was good, but the
weather cold. For five seasons past
Ben has been taking a trip to a major
league training camp each spring about
this time of the year, so he misses the
warm Southern air. Ben will come
pretty close to leading the league In
pitching next season.?Seattle Times.
W. A. Irwin, well known mining
man, returned to Juneau on the Prin
cess Maqulnna after an absence of
several weeks, spent mostly in San
Francisco. Mr. Irwin, who is at the
Occidental, says that Alaska is at
tracting a great deal of attention all
over the Coast and that there will be
many men interested in mining and
oilier "rVsourcei of"(he Territory ~wRo*r
will visit Alaska the coming summer.
The following arrivals are registered
at the Alaskan Hotel: f
J. B. Turner, E. Gantheral. Seward:
I. Schoenfeldt. John Blase. Tenakee; A.
L Mitchell. R. E. Ash. Portland; H. E.
Shook, A. M. Goodman. A. W. Quist,
D. I. Moir. Seattle; R. A. McGregor, O. (
F. Hoff. city
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wtw uunrvnnnviio.
The following foreign corporations
have filed articles with Secretary
Charles E. Davidson: (
The Shushanna Gold Mines No. 1; a
Washington State corporation, home
office, Seattle: incorporators, Henry
M. Herrin. J. H. Kulger, L. H. Hawley; <
capital stock, $1,000,000.
The George Inlet Packing Co., a (
State of Oregon corporation with home j
office In Portland: incorporators, E.
P. Moore, John A. Bcnolkin, and Frank
Gausneder; capital stock, $30,000.
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The Ladies' Altar Society of the '
Catholic church meets Friday after
noon in Father Drathman's residence.
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The Al-Kl is expected from the (
South at 9 o'clock tonight and "*111
sail on return trip at 11 o'clock tomor- [
row morning.
The Princess Maquinna. arriving
from the South, passed through to
Skagway and will sail South from Ju
neau tomorrow at 2 a. m.
The Spokane left Ketchikan at 9
o'clock this morning and should ar
rive in Juneau tomorrow morning.
The Admiral Evans is expected to
arrive in Juneau from the South to
i morrow night.
The Humboldt was scheduled to sail
from Seattle yesterday.
The Mariposa will sail from Seattle
The Northwestern is expected from
the Westward Saturday.
The Delhi is enroute from Seattle
to Juneau.
The LaTouche Is enroute from Seat
tle to Juneau.
The Santa Ana arrived last night.
J. F. Mullen, chief deputy in Mar
shal H. L Faulkner's office. Is return
ing to Juneau on the Admiral Evans.
Whether you like Havana or domes
tic cigars, you can get the kind you
like at Burford's. 2-16-tf
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. ? Senator
Joseph L. Brlstow bitterly attacked
President Woodrow Wilson yesterday
afternoon for his advocacy of the re
peal of the provision of tho Panama
canal act providing free tolls for
American ships engaged In the coast
wise trade through the Panama canal
and for his refusal to aid the women
in their efforts to secure National wom
an suffrage. He said: "The greed of
the American railroads and the auda
cious claims of Great Britain seem far
more potent with our President thnn
the appeal of the womanhood of tho
The proceedings brought by the dis
trict attorney's office against the city
:ouncil of Juneau for the purpose of
re-instating W. T. Lucas, whq was oust
ed from the office of city clerk and
ma jistrate, were continued from last
light's session until 11 o'clock today.
The district attorney's office takes
the ground that the council had no
right to remove Lucas In the way they
lid or at all. for the reason that the
itatutes provide it can be done by an
iction of the district court and that
that remedy Is exclusive.
Evidence was introduced by the dis
trict attorney's office for the purpose
if making the point that even if the [
council had the power to make such
removal, the action in the case of Lu
:a* was invalid for the reason that
there was not a legal quorum present
ind voting on such action. The dis- ,
trlct attorney's office does not rccog
lize J. B. Marshall as being a legal 1
member of the council at the time the
iction was taken, bedding that he In
validated his position in the council
?y taking appointment as city attor
ley and by accepting the position of
United States court commissioner. '
The council is standing on the '
ground that if the city council had the
MKertQ make the uppojotrncnt of Mr.
L.ucas that it also had the power to re
move him. and that, in any event. It
lad power to remove him for cause,
t alleges incompetency as the cause 1
'or removal.
The district attorney's ofilcc is pre
paring an order for the dismissal of
:he indictment against Emery Valen
:ine charging assault with n danger
jus weapon. Yesterday Assistant Dis- 1
:rict Attorney II. H. Folsom stated in
>pen court that it was probable that
such action would be taken.
Judge R. \Y. Jennings imposed a line
>f $300 against George L. Rice, who
?load guilty to four indictments charg
ing him with conducting a bawdy
rouse. This line is the sentence im- 1
?osed on one indictment only tho
maximum fine for such offense being
(500. Sentence was suspended on each
ot the other three Indictments. The
iction of tho court is in line with the
recommendations of District Attorney
John Rustgard.
Kitty Brown, who entered a plea of
guilty to selling liquor without a li
cense, was sentenced to pay a fine of
Chris Brovick, convicted of selling
liquor to Indians, was given a suspend
ed sentence pending good behavior,
on condition that he deposit $30 each
month with the United States mar
shal for the support of his family.
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"The Sham Secretary," a two-reel
feature of Intense Interest, was the
big attraction last night. A story of a
bank robbery. You surely will like it.
"The Kiss of Judas," a very strong
drama, one that will touch, by the
Solnx people.
"When Her Love Grew Cold," a
good Gaumont comedy.
Come and enjoy the show.
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The Alaska S. S. Co.'s freighter San
ta Ana, Capt. Howard Bullene, arrived
at Douglas at 12 o'clock last night
and discharged general merchandise.
The main cargo consists of 300 tons of
cement for Sheep creek, lumber for
Juneau, and machinery for the Alaska
Juneau Gold Mining Co. M. Parker is
Inldstein's. ? 10-9-tf.
Avalanche Overwhelms
: Three Near Valdez
VALDEZ, Feb. &? Mr. and Mrs.
Borgland and sou are buried uoder an
avalanche of snow^K^rtha north end
of Keystone canyon.' They were bur
ier by a snowsllde that came down
upon thein yesterdi?' afternoon at 2
o'clock, and the w3rd was received
here late yesterday evening. Lieut.
Dougherty, of the signal corps, led a
relief expedition thi.t started immed
iately for the 8Ccni~of the accident.
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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Feb. 19.
?The Jury that trl$ the damage suit
of Mrs. Minnie E. Bond against Sena
tor Thomas P. Gore returned a verdict
Tor the defendant after being out for
ten minutes lost night ^
Mrs. Bond alleged tbntSenator Gore
assaulted her In a room of a Washing
ton City hotel where she met him by
appointment to confer upon her re
quest that the Senator endorse her
husband for a political appointment
She said that her glosses were brok
en in the scrimmage.
Senator Gore testified that the meet
ing had been at the request of Mrs.
Bond, and that she seized him. He al
leged that he broko away from her
and left the room.
Crowds Cheer Verdict
The verdict exuberating Senator
was met with tho general approval of
the public here. Although it was ex
pected, there was a demonstration that
continued for thirty minutes in tho
court room when >t was announced,
and crowds cheered it on the stroets.
"President wori0P?tuL?tcs Qore.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Feb. 19.
?Among the first telegrams of con
gratulations received by Senator Thos.
P. Gore on his vindication of the
charges against him made by Mrs.
Minnie E. Bond was one from Presi
dent Woodrow Wilson.
Increases Gore's Faith.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okla., Feb. 19.
?Commenting upon the outcome of
the case against him. Senator Gore
said: "The verdict confirms my abid
ing faith in the proposition that truth
will triumph."
Senator Gore blames the prosecu
tion to a conspiracy to defeat him for
re-election to the Senate.
The Juneau Commercial Club meet
ing In the council chambers tonight,
called by President John Reck for tho
purpose of considering the question of
Alaska's representation in the Panama
Pacific Exposition, promises to be a
very Interesting meeting. After tho
main object of the meeting is disposed
of it is probable that other subjects
may be Introduced of more or Icbs im
portance to the community. The pro
posed Federal building and the need
of it; and tho Juneau waterfront are
subjects of some Importance just now.
There will be .an entire change of
program at the Orphoum theatre to
night when the following four good
photo plays will be presented:
"Alleen of the Sea." a first class ro
mantic sea drama, by the Melies Co.
"The Smoke from Lone Bill's Cabin"
is a splendid Vitagraph Western pro
duction with Mary Charleson and Fred
Burns In the leading roles.
"She Must Elope," is a good Lubin
farce comedy.
"The Masher Cop," a laughable Blo
grnph !farcc comedy, will complete
the program. Good show.
Save your coupons.
The regular meeting of the Ladies'
Aid Society of the Presbyterian church
will take place tomorrow afternoon at
2:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. E. J.
Margrle, 535 East Fifth street.
ROYAL FRUIT CO., Phone 280.
Fresh ranch eggs by the dozen or
Burbanks potatoes?the best?by the
pound, sack or ton.
ROYAL FRUIT CO.. Phono 280.
You'll find the cosmopolitan crowd
at the Stampede. 2-19-tf.
Fifty men equipped with shovels and
linterns and & surgeon accompany him.
They hope to dig out the two who are
still covered. ? Thrse horses were lost
In the avalanche.
Signal Corps Men Narrowly Escape.
Corporal Simmons and a party of
four signal corps men just escaped be
ing caught by the slide. They lost
their horse and outfit were caught
They succeeded In rescuing one man
who is a serious condition.
SEATTLE, Feb. 19. ? Charles F.i
Munday and Archie Shiels, accused of
conspiracy In connection with the at
tempt to acquire ownership of Alaska
coal lands, were acquitted by a jury
here last night
The charge against them had been
reduced-to a misdemeanor but It was
fought as hard as though the accused
were facing a penitentiary charge.
The speeches of Wllmon Tucker and]
Walter S. Fulton, for the defendants,
were devoted to an arraignment of the
"persecution of honest citizens" by
special agents of the government. . i
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LONDON, Feb. 19.?The London Sta
tist says: "We have just entered a timu;
when securities are bound to reach, It
not the price of ten years ago, at least
a considerably higher level than at
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SANTA BARBARA. Calif.. Fob. 19.
?Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson, widow
of the famous author, died here today, j
Whether the Elks bar "ragging" I
from their hall or not, or even wheth-!
er they bar the tango, the hesitation,
the flirtation or any of the other new
dances or not, It will make no differ-]
once to the Instruction of Miss Louise
Anderson's classes In the new dances
at Elks' hall. The bann, if a bann
shall be ordered, will be on public danc
es, and Miss Anderson's classes are
And right here Miss Anderson wants
it understood that there is absolutely
no connection between "ragging" and
the tango and any of the other new
"One can 'rag,'" said Miss Anderson,
"in any dance. It Is by no means a
peculiarity that applies to the new
dances. It is a comparatively new way
of dancing some of the oldest and most
popular of the dances."
"The tango is a new dance, Just as
is the hesitation waltz and the flirta
tion wnltz," said Miss Anderson, "and
?if it or they are danced correctly they
are no more harmful than any other of
the society dances. People who dance
will want to learn these dancea, and
they should learn to dance them -or
"All ball room dancing is as prop
erly a part of physical training ns are
folk and classical or esthetic dancing."
The Georgia, arriving for Sltka and
wayportB last night, brought the fol
lowing for Juneau:
From Sltka?J. E. McGraw, A. A.
Walker, W. H. Ireland, C. Turney, J.
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From Tenakee?John Blase, Mike
Yovlch, Mrs. Brown, A. N. Smerdcl,
Mrs. Smerdel.
From Gypsum?A. Lockner, George
Fox, James Hayes, Bert Scott.
From Hoonah?J. V. Cunnane, A.
Nllsen, S. J. Kane, G. A. Ruatad.
From Funter?W. C. Miller, Frank
Don't make any engagement that will
keop you away from the Athletic Club
Masquerade Ball on Thursday evening,
Feb. 19, at Elks' hall.
A late ferry has been arranged for
to take the peoplo living In Douglas,
Troadwoll and Sheep creek homo af
ter the dance.
I Tho Juneau Athletic Club gives
' dances every Thursday evening. 2-16-4t
Railroad Bill Places
| AN Power in President
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Alaska Bill Gets Bis Majority.
r Washington, Feb.OS. ? - (?>:30
I' p. in.?The administration' Alas
ka railroad bill, authorizing the
President to construct a $35,000.
000 railroad from Alaska's coast
to the coal fields, passed the
House this ovenlhg by a vote of
230 to 87.
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 1&?The Alas
ka railroad bill directs tho President 1
to locate and acquire by purchase or '
construction a line or lines of railroad '
from tide water into the interior of
Alaska and to navigable waters on the 1
Yukon. Tanana or Kuskokwlm rivers. 1
In choosing a route he is to use his 1
judgment as to what will best promote 1
the settlement of Alaska and the de- '
velopment of its resources, as well as !
to provide adequate transportation fa
cilities for coal for the army and navy, 1
for troops and t ie munitions of war '
and for mails.
Limited to 1,000 Miles.
Tho total mileage of alt railroads to |
be purchased or constructed Is limit- (
cd to one thousand miles, and an ap- (
proprlation for their purchase and con- ^
structlon of $35,000,000 is made. This ]
limits the expense to the government (
to $35,000 per mile.
Alaska Lands to Pay Cost.
? Tho bill provides that money receiv
ed from the Bale of lands in Alaska ,
shall be kept in a separate account (
from which the government will be
reimbursed for the $36,000,000 appro* (
prlated for the construction of the J
Managers Believe Fitzgerald Amen- j
<?'? mont.HaiimJ* |<
j The managers of the bill, after con
Isultation, did not attempt to secure a
, reversal of the vote by which the Fltz
jgerald amendment waB adopted. They
.believe that it will help, in the end,
I to facilitate the work, and that, in- j
stead of being a detriment, it will be 1
| of distinctive advantage in many ways. 1
j The bill will go to conference in a
{few days. This will give the friends
of the measure time to consider the
changes in the bill and their efTect
'upon its purpose.
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1 President Will Act Promptly.
| WASHINGTON, Feb. 19.?President
jWoodrow Wilson is prepared to sign
the Alaska railroad bill when it
! comes to him for action, and he has
let it be known that he will almost
immediately order work under the
measure to proceed.
Alaska Bureau Praises Wilson.
! WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. ? Falcon
Joslin, Charles G. Hcifner, Will H.
Parry and J. L. McPherson, of the Al
aska bureau of the Seattle Chamber
of Commerce, issued a Joint statement
! this morning which says that without
the support of President Woodrow
Wilson the light for a railroad in Al
aska could not have won. The state
ment expresses lasting obligations to
Representatives Oscar W. Underwood,
James R. Mann, and Victor Murdbck,
leaders respectively of the Democratic,
Republican and Progressive parties in
the House, to Delegrte Jtmes Wicker
; sham, Representative William C. Hou
l ston, chairman of the House Commit
tee on Territories, Senators George E.
Chamberlain, Key Pittman and Thos.
J. Walsh, and the entire Washington
; delegation in the Senate and House,
and the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.
Wlckersham Explains Bill and What
It Means.
; WASHINGTON, Feb. 19.?Delegate
James Wlckersham, in discussing the
passage of the Alaska railroad bill last
night and what It means to the North,
"It means more to tho North than
the discovery of gold, for while big
Bonanza mines benefit a fow this bill
will benefit many. It means the im
mediate employmet of a large force
of men in the North, and the ultimate
settlement of that vast Territory.
"The President is authorized to per
mit the government railroad to be op
erated by contract or by lease or by
the Panama railroad company in which
the government owns a majority of the
"In constructing and operating the
railroad the President Is authorized to
employ any number of men he may
think necessary, choosing them as he
pleases. Tho only condition is that
Confereer Work on BIIL
Washington, Feb. 19. ? The
Senate aud House conference
committee began working on the
Alaska railroad bill today.
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those chosen from civil life shall be
under the supervision, in the work of
construction, of engineers taken from
the army. The appointment of any
engineer from civil life whoso salary
exceeds $3,000 a year must be con
flrmed by the Senate. r*
"The Presldrnt is authorized to util
ize in Alaska all the machinery and
equipment used in the construction of
the Panama canal as rapidly as it is
not needed in Panama and can be used
In Alaska, the President to fix the
."The Interstate Commerce Commis
sion, subject to the approval of the
President, Is empowered to regulate
the pasoenger and freight rates.
"tf the railroad line connects with
i steamship line for the transporta
tion of freight or passengers the lines
to connected must be operated as a
through routo through rates on a fair
uid reasonable apportionment of the
revenue received and the expense in
Friends cf Alaska Rejoice.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. ? Every
friend of Alaska at the National capi
tal Is rejoicing over the splendid vic
tory the Terlrtory won in the House
at Representatives last evening. Ev
erywhere is heard praise for the mag
nificent efforts of President Woodrow
WliHon to seenre the passage of the
bill. If it .conceded., ou every bond
that he made it possible.
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VALDEZ, Feb. 19?There is great
rejoicing here over the final passage
if the Alaska railroad bill through Con
Cordova Pleased with Outcome.
CORDOVA, While the people here
have felt ever since the passage of
the Alaska railroad bill through the
Senate that Its passage by the House
was but a matter of time, there is gen
eral rejoicing that the bill has finally
received the sanction of both branches
of the National legislature.
Fairbanks Celebrating.
FAIRBANKS, Feb. 19.?The people
of this city are repeating the perform
ance that they indulged in when the
Alaska railroad bill passed the Sen
ate. The rejoicing is general.
Seattle Delighted.
SEATTLE, Feb. 19.?The people of
this city are delighted with the final
passage of the Alaska railroad bill,
through the House of Representatives.
The disposition is to give full praise
to President Woodrow Wilson for the
final triumph. His emphatic approval
of the bill and his personal requests
to members of Congress are believed
to be responsible for its tremendous
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19.?In the 32
hours preceding noon todny eight in
cehs of rain fell here. Five counties
are flooded. Railroad trafllc has sus
PARIS, Feb. 19.?The French mer
cantile marine department has urged
on the Cabinet the creation of a com
mission to report on what the govern
ment should do toward fullest utiliza
tion of economic possibilities of the
Panama canal by French commerce, in
cluding new ports of call and closer
relations with South America.
Panama Commission Formed.
PARIS. Feb. 19.?A commission for
the study of the economic consequenc
es for France of the opening of the
Panama canal was formed today. It
is composed of officials of State con
nected with the ministries.
When hungry, hit the trail for the
Stampede, corner Front and Franklin.
I 2-12-tf.

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