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PROSPECTING OF j COAL LAND MADE Manner of Applying for Coal Prospecting Permits Are Made Public. - i In order that the provisions of the amendment to the coal leasing act, which was passed during the last session of Congress, may he carried, regulations have been is sued by the Department of Interior governing the granting of prospect ing or exploratory permits which are authorized under Ihe amendment. Copies of these regulations have Just been received by the U. S. Land Office here. The regulations provide: that such permits may be issued to prospect unclaimed, undeveloped areas in Alaska where prospecting or explor atory work is necessary to deter mine the existence or workability of the coal deposits; permits may t.e issued to any American citizen above the age of 21 years or to any corpor ation or municipality organized un der the laws of the United States or any state or territory where the majority of the stock of such cor ppratiob is at' pii times owned and held by American citizens. Permits may be issued for tract? of not exceeding 2,560 acres of con tiguous lands in reasonably compact form and wiH entitle permittees v the exclusive right- to prospect for coal on the land described there r. In exercising his right, the perm.; tee is authorized to remove from i < ground such coal as may be ne: v sary only to determine the workabil ity and commercial value of the coal deposits in the land Form of Application The regulations require applies tions to be made in no specific form but they shall contain applicants name and address; proof of ciliicr ship and qualifications as to stO'-V ownership if a corporation; desrrip tion of land for which a permit is desired, by legal subdivisions ii surveyed, and by metes and bounds and such other description as will identify the land if unsurveyed: con ditions of coal occurrences, so fai as determined, descriptions of work ings, and outcrops of coal if any and reason why the land is believed to offer favorable field for prospect ing for coal; a detailed plan and Tides Tomorrow | High tide 1:40 a. in., 18.1 feet Low tide 8:09 a. m„ -2.3 feet | High tide 2:26 p. m., 15.8 feet Low tide 8:13 p. m., 1.3 feit I - MONDAY'S TIDES | High tide 2:15 a. in., 17.2 feet j | Low tide 8:47 a. m., -1.7 feet | High tide 3:04 p. m.j 14.8 feet j Low tide, 8:52 p. m., 2.5 feet j method of conducting prospecting or exploratory operations on the land, estimated cost of carrying out such proposed prospecting operations and the diligence with which such opera tions will lie prosecuted; a brief statement of the applicant’s experi ence in coni mining operations, if any, together with ono or more ref erences as to his reputation and business standing. The application must be under oath of the applicant or his attorney-in-fact, or if a cor poration. of «ne of Its officers a..ere to duly authorized. Shipping Board to Charter Vessels on Bare Boat Basis WASHINGTON, April ‘>3. — The Shipping Board has adopted a pol icy of chartering its cargo ships on a bare boat basis instead of allocat ing them to agents for operation with the view of working away from government management of mer chant vessels, according to Chairman ' W. S. Renton. Later, it is plan ned. he added, to extend the policy to passenger ships. Bare boat charters, Jiowever, he said, will not be given where com petition will be involved with Ship ping Board vessels in operation under allocation on establish trade route The board intends, he as serted. to work gradually into the general use of the hare boat policy, to which government expenses and mar.agemej'.• can be reduced. Super v s n over all government merchant :-hips. however, ho added, will be areful y maintained. Liquor Control Act in British Columbia Delayed VICTORIA. B. C„ April 23 — Opin i ion in government circles now is that i it will hardly be possible to put the i liquor control act in operation by : May l^t There will be, it is pointed j out. a tremendous amount of pre ! liminary work to be done by the | liquor control board and it may be las late as .l ily 1 beforo the act is in 'operation throughout the province. MEXICO PROBLEM TO BE TAKEN UP BY HUGHES SOON American Charge D’ Affairs At Mexico City Called to Washington for Talk. WASHINGTON, April 23.—Consid eration of the Mexican problem by Secretary of State Charles E. Hughes is forecast by formal an nouncement that Charles T. Summer lin, American charge d’affalrs at Mexico City, has been called to Washington for a conference. It is understood that in genera' the attitude of the government will not differ from that indicated by former Secretary Colby when he in formed the Mexican government that a signed acknowledgment of its in tention to safeguard the lives and interests of Americana must be one of the preliminary steps to recog nition. The present administration is un derstood to have agreed that the course outlined by the sub-comjnit tee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee which investigated con ditions in Mexico must be followed. President Obregon of Mexico, on the contrary, has insisted unofficially that recognition mti3t come, if at all, because Mexico merits it. and not because of any agreement. Reports to tfio department on con ditions in Mexico have varied widely. Some have represented Presidon* Obregon as the victim of so much intrigue as to threaten his tenure of office, while others have insisted that the Mexican President was more than holding his own. The American policy, however will not be based wholly on condi tions in Mexico, it was explained. Official assurances of the future pol icy of the Mexican government In dealing with Americans will he in sisted upon, and it is understood that a modification of Article 27 of the Constitution on nationalization of oil or at least a satisfactory as surance that it will not be retro 'ctive in its effect, will be demanded before recognition i3 extended. - According to trappers, the natives st Tyonic, north of Cooks Inlet had a lively winter, with many good catches of fur hearing animals, and no sickness like happened for two years previous. .-=X“=y I ON JUNEAU'S J WATERFRONT PRINCESS ALICE COMING IN PLACE OF PRINCESS MARY The Princess Alice will make one trip north before her regular sum mer schedule starts and will leave Vancouver on April 27 in place of the Princess Mgry. When the Prin cess Mary reaches Vancouver on hjr present trip south she will be dry docked for a general over!: lullng. X’his is according to advices received by Assistant Agent MeCloskey. The Princess Alice will i.ave a distinguished party of Cana Pan Pa cific Railway officials aboard on her trip, and according to advices re ceived here, many of the officials will be high ones. - FOUR HALIBUI bu ATS DISCHARGE THEIR CARGOES Four halibut boats are discharging cargoes today at the Juneau Cold Storage Company wharf for ship ment to Seattle on the steamer Au meda tomorrow evening. The boils unloading lire Emma, Orion. Ocean and Ida. None of the boats have capacity cargoes but good average ones, for which they are receiving the price >1 U 1-4 and cents a pound. TRUSTEES TO BE GIVEN HEARING (Continue^ from Page One.) Rickert, Brown and Frame Tor the House, concludes; “There is not such a report of the financial condition of the Home ac cessible as should be furnished. Th» evidence secured by this Committee is such that we urge that a detailed report of the financial condition of the Home be, at once, demanded to clear matters up. If all Is right, this is necessary to inspire confidence; if not, Jhe public should know it. “We, your Committee, further submit that in view of the foregoing facts t,Jie criticisms submitted by Governor Riggs misinterpets the action of the Committee. “This Committee has not Inten tionally denied any interested par ties to be heard, and now recom mends the appointment of a specie committee to confer witli the ful membership of the Board of True tees of the Pioneers' Home to the end that a more complete under standing may be obtained of real conditions." Floors—Refinish Yours Yourself with wax, paint or varnish. We tell how II 'S a simple matter, if you cannot get a painter, to refinish any floor—fun, in tart, to do the work yourself. Vt e mak'- the finest finishes. 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Cut out the coupon below as a memo to direct you le,Wo»e £,r°"~c P°!'c*r'-for bock' q f M PSIler • Specification ‘ Home Service Paint Products, which tells lust what to buy for the work you have in mind. Send full description of. and get our free advice on any kind of D«p.',nOCO r°U W*n' <0 d° Addr"’ W. P. Fuller A Co. VjtmjVtcturera for 12 Years n)I» u ‘*,7 s*" Francisco Branches in 16 Cities in thr West . Dealers Everywhere ■ - I SAVE THIS I h.id“Uh,:.T«lr 11 ta rock« book or j byF,uhi'fo’n;wH.nrms;r,;;,;*in' pr°',u"*«*°w , (Dealtci1 Niran and Addrtuca) 1 1 PUBLIC UTILITY MEASURE GIVEN THE TURN DOWN Changes of Boundaries of In corporated Towns Is Discussed. During a session o rtnc Commit tee of the Whole Senate this fore noon, with Senator Britt in the chair, S. B. 65 was quickly and suddenly. indefinitely postponed The measure was introduced by Senator Hunt and when questioned regarding it lie said he had very little to say in its support declaring that he had hardly considered it, leaving it to a committee report. The bill would/take out of coun cils of incorporated towns the right to regulate rates, etc., of public utilities and place the matter into the hands of the Territorial Bank ing Board. Several Senators objected to this chiange and the Committee of th" Whole will report fndehnite post ponement. Changing of boundaries of incor porated towns, by annexation or withdrawals, known as S. B. No. 52 was being discussed when a recess was taken shortly after 12 o'clock to 1:30 o'clock this afternoon. Ac cording to several Senators, letters and cablegrams have been received asking some definite relief. Senator Collins stated that there were towns in the Territory which now covered more territory than W'as necessary "Many towns, in the boom days, took in considerable land," said Senator Collins, "and now that they are down to a working basis, desire to become smaller, cutting down ex penses of operation, etc." Senator Hess stated that certain sections of Chapter 76, Session Laws of 1913, which is to be amended, contained requirements regarding special elections on annexations, etc. He proposed an amendment doing away with the Bpecial elections and the expenses incurred, and placed the matter of annexation or with drawals, in the hands of Commis sioners. Senator Hess prop&sed an other amendment that appeals could be taken from decisions of the com missioners. Senator Chamberlin objected to so much power being given to com missioners and believed that tbf councils, tlie members of whom art elected by the people, should regu late all such municipal matters. Afternoon Session. At the session this afternoon S. B. 52 was recommended for passage with the amendments. The emer gency clause, on motion of Senator Price was inserted in the title, fol lowing a request of residents o( Skagway. Senator Frawley spoke against the bill saying he believed the old method of holding election was preferable to the present require ments which left everything in the hands of commissioners. Senate Bill No. 53, relative to granting power to the Anchorage School District to transfer property •o the newly incorporated town of Anchorage was amended and as it emerged, was a general law cover ing any similar circumstance, whereby a town incorporated may take over the school district prop erty and affairs. BASIN ROAD IS DECLARED UNSAFE, ORDERED CLOSED The Silver Bow Basin Road, be tween Juneau and Last Chance Basin has been closed to vehicular traffic by order of Maj. J., C. Got wals, engineer officer of the Alaska Road Commission, because of the unsafe condition of some of the tim ber work. The road is perfectly safe for foot passengers, however. Maj. Gotwals said today that work would be started immediately on making repairs and that he is of the opinion that by the time the whole roadbed is sufficiently dried out for good traveling the repairs will have been completed. Tractors Coming. Ten artillery tractors are now at Seattle and will be shipped north for work on various road projects of the Alaska Road Commission, ac cording to officials of the Commis sion. They will be shipped to Nome, Valdez, Chitina and Seward for dis tribution to various Interior Alaska points. These tractors are of the caterpillar type of five tons capacity, capable of hauling a load at the rate of six miles an hour. They were purchased by the army for use dur ing fhe war and were secured by the Commission without cost. They rep resent a saving of 150,000. Clulkat Valley Road. Owing to the unusual early break up this spring, work on the Haines Chilkat road has been started and will bo carried on all summer. The work for this season will be the ex tension of the road beyond Wtlls to connect with the old Porcupine road. 1-ast season the highway be tween Haines and Wells was wid ened and put in good shape and a bridge erected to span th"! Chilkat liiver. The Bedroom ALIGHT, cleanly and cheerful style is most appropri ate in the bedroom. Likewise a greater de gree of contrast may be admitted in the wall pa per than in any other apartment of the home, as the bed forms a suffi cient mass of neutral white to balance a tint of equal intensity on the walls. • > * a : e • In the above sketch the walls are papered in a medium toned bedroom stripe which can be either a pink and grey or a lilac and yellow com bination. 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