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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOI.. 1,NO. 90. ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS MANY EXECUTIONS IN_MEXICO CITY DYNAMITED LLOYD GEORGE'S HOUSE LONDON. Feb. 19.?The home of Lloyd deorge. the British Chancellor of the Exchequer was wrecked early this moruinK by dynamite. The family of the Chancellor was absent and there were no casualties. The wrecking of the house is believed to have been th work of suffragettes, who are particularly bitter toward Lloyd George because of his attitude, and that of the Government toward i the Suffrage question. SCHOOL MASTERS WIN LAW SUIT Judge Overfield yesterday decided the two cases of C. S. Blake and T. K. Latimer vs. The City of Juneau, and the school board, found for the plaintiffs. The suit was for back pay for the time intervening between the date of their discharge by the board and the date at which their term would have expired. The defense set up by the City and the school board is that they were in competent and engaged in politics by carrying on a campaign for the institution of a gymnasium and that they were discharged and paid up in full for a lithe services rendered. The court held that the fact that the school masters and children took and active part in trying to get a gymnasium established could not be charged as engaging politics. In fact the court held that trying to establish a gymnasium was a very laudible ob ject. This was especially true of Ju neau on account of the climatic con ditions prevailing here, which made outdoor exercise for the children un comfortable. Hellenthal and Hellenthal were at torneys for plaintiff. VALDEZ COPPER MAN IS SATISFIED The Yaldez Topper man. Win. .Mc intosh. owner of the Fidalgo mine, near Yaldez. went south on the last trip of the Yukon. Speaking of his mining operations he said that the Fidalgo mine was pro ducing to his entire satisfaction. He had 200 tons of ore aboard the ship that would yield ten per cent in cop per. The Fidalgo is not a difficult mine to operate and the output is very satisfactory though being oper ated on a small scale. IMPORTANT DEAL AT SALMON CREEK It is reported that a new deal is on for the purchase of the Boston King Mining Company's holdings on Sal mon creek. This property consists of a group of claims at the mouth of the creek and was reported sold some days ago. It is said that a fair offer has been made by another party for the prop erty and that the deal has progressed so far that it can be closed within a few hours. Should the present deal go through it is said that any possible chance of litigation over contested rights will be obviated. APRON AND NECKTIE SOCIAL COMING Do you want a good time? If so. atteud the apron and necktie social that will be given by the Rebekahs of Perseverance Lodge. Tuesday evening. February 25th. Paste this date iu your hat. Everybody invited. MRS. JOHN* MUSETH, N.G. WHARFINGER DOHERTY RESIGNS POSITION E. J. Doherty has resigned his po sition as city wharfinger to take place immediately. He will be succeeded by Robert Cragg. Mr. Doherty is to accept a position with the Alaska-Gas tineau Mining Company. LADIES' MUSICAL CLUB REHEARSAL The Juneau Ladies' Musical Club held a very successful rehearsal last night. The new work taken up. Hen ry Hadley's cantata. "A Legend of Granadt." is said to be very beauti ful. Two new members were admitted to the society at last night's meeting. The C. P. R. ticket office is now lo cated in the new Goldstein building, adjoining The Daily Empire office. Phone your subscription to The 'Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4. LEGISLATURE MAY GET ELKS HALL At the meetng of the Elks' lodge tonight, the board of trustees will present the matter of providing a place in which to hold the sessions of Alaska's first legislature. While there will undoubtedly be some opposition to the plan of giving up the lodge room and auditorium for the purpose of giving the legislature a place in which to meet, it is thought that with some reservations the ob jections can be overcome. It is a recognized fact that Elks' hall presents practically the only suit able place in the city and considerable pressure is being brought to bear on the Elks' to offer the building for that purpose. The situation is peculiar in that there is no one competent to contract for the meeting place. The matter will have to be settled by the legis lative body Itself. In the meantime no preparations can be made for the securing of proper furniture such as chairs and desks for the members. It it thought, however, that when the Northwestern arrives many members will be on the grounfl and that they will take the matter up at once, mak ing such arrangements that will after ward be ratified by both the legis lative bodies. ! DR. J. B. RUFFO TO LOCATE HERE Dr. Juan B. Ruffo. who recently ar rived in Juneau from Seattle is very favorably impressed with Juneau and has decided to cast his lot with the capital of Alaska. He has succeeded in finding a location for offices after much effort in a convenient quarter of the business section and will estab lish himself soon. The Doctor will be leaving for Se attle on the Northwestern tomorrow, and will return by the same boat. He is going below for his personal effects, new surgical instruments and such other things as may be useful in his profession. The people of Juneau, Dr. Ruffo says, have been very kind to him. especially the men of his own profession and that he hopes on his return to be of some use in this busy place. PLANT WILL BE READY VERY SOON Every thing is moving along at a rapid pace toward the establishing of the Juneau cold storage plant. The lumber for the new extension of the City dock. S0.000 feet, is aboard the Jeanie, which should have sailed from Seattle Feb. 13. Mr. Webster has al most completed the driving of the piling and the work will be practically finished by the time the lumber ar rives. Oliver Orange had the plans drawn for the building and was working on the specifications for machinery and material for the plant at the time May or Bishop left Seattle to come North. Mr. Orange has engaged a cold stor age mechanical expert who will come North for the purpose of installing the plant. The new building should be completed, the machinery installed and the plant ready for business with in the next few weeks. HOOTCH PEDDLER AGAIN ARRESTED _____ Humbert Machette, who was recent ly discharged from Jail has again fall en. through the violation o fSection j 142 of the penal code. Deputy Fels J made the arrest on Douglas Island. DISTRICT COURT NEWS This afternoon has been devoted to the task of getting a jury in the case , of Martin vs. Burford et al. From the progress so far made it is not likely that the jury will be secured today. Several witnesses in the case are on the Curacao enroute to Juneau. * huerta Wires Washington ************ * WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. ? * * Gen. Huerta. provisional pros- * * ident of Mexico, has wired Pres- * * ident Taft, as follows: * * ' i have overthrown the gov- * * ernment of President Madero. * * The forces with me are for * * peace, and properity will reign * * throughout the republic." ************ MARIPOSA FOR ALASKA PORTSj SEATTLE, Feb. 19.?The Mariposa sailed last night for Juneau and West ern Alaska ports. Her cabin passen gers for Juneau are: Mrs. L. J. Reedy, Mrs. J. Hampton and son. B. M. Bell rends. J. C. Smith and wife, H. L. Faulkner, ('apt. M. Campbell, Mrs. J. W. Rummell, Louis Levy, L. W. and F. T. Stevenson. 1,. McKinnon and son. HOUSE PASSES PENSION BILL WASHINGTON, Feb. 19.?The pen sion appropriations bill, carrying $1S5, 000,000, was passed by the House to day. HIGH WAISTBAND IS 1913 FEATURE NEW YORK, Fob. 19.? Here are the newest Spring and Summer styles as set by the National Tailor's and Dress makers' Association in convention here: Spring and Summer coats are to be bolero, exceeding short and much trimmed. The newest tailor-made skirt is the conventionalized regulation riding skirt, full about the saddle and taper-j ing at the feet. The "piping rock" paddock coat with patch pockets, made of covert cloth, is new. "Pussy willow" is the name of a new soft silk, with satin finish, for lining. The "moth and flame" is the new mantle or wrap suitable for evening wear. It is Greek in effect. Nasturtion brown will be much in vogue. Ditto apple green. Summer evening coats will be short hip length. High waistband will prevail. High waistband will prevail. "Tapestry ratine." a new American material, will be much worn. Ottoman shades and combinations will be fashionable. Ited and gold and such striking effects will be used as trimmings. Brilliant flowered and colored lin ings will be used. HALIBUT SHIPMENTS The Northwestern wil probably take a large cargo of fresh halibut. It is expected to send 200 boxes, 100,000 pounds. WILL PLAY DOUGLAS AT BASKETBALL The Juneau .Midgets, a basketball team composed of the following play ers: Jameson, Cole, McKanna, Eric son* Hurlbut and Museth, will jour ney to Douglas tomorrow night on the 6:30 ferry to try conclusions with the Douglas bunch. Cash Cole Is the cap tain of the aggregation and he pre dicts the defeat of the Douglas quin tet. A large number of rooters have signified their intention of accom panying the Juneau team to Douglas. OFFICIAL RETURNS OF THE ELECTION TOMORROW The election returns have been tab ulated by the canvassing board and will be released for publication to morrow, J. T. Spickett received the un pleasant information the other day that all the buildings on his ranch near Placerville, Calif., had been burned, except the barn. The build ings included a seven-room house. At the children's matinee on Satur day afternoon at the Orpheum. twelve half-pound package of candy will be distribute as prizes by Manager Spick ett. The matinee admission will be ten cents. Huerta Succeeds President Madero M EX ICO CITY. Feb. 19.?It is es timated that there have been three thousand persons killed and six thous and wounded in the fighting that took place in the streete of this city during, the past ton (lays. Ernest Madero, a brother of Presi dent Madero, and Secretary of Fi nances in his Cabinet, will probably be executed. It is reported that President Madero will most likely be banished. To Continue Revolution. LAREDO, Tex., Feb. 19. ? General PascuaJ Orozco, sr., and Colonel An dres Garcia Callan, who .have figured prominently in the recent rebellions, have declared that the revolutionists of Northern Mexico do not approve of the selection of Gen. Huerta as provis ion president, and that they will con tinue the revolution. Forty Federals Shot. MEXICO CITY, Feb. 19.?Forty fed eral soldiers who were seeking to. join Gen. Felix Diza, were captured, lined up and shot. Many looters have also been summarily executed. Gustavos Madero Executed. MEXICO CITY, Feb. 19.?Gustavo Madero, father of former President Ma dero, has been executed by order of Gen. Hueter, the provisional presi dent. Ernest Madera, a brother, and min-j ister of finance, is n fugitive. Sentenced to Be Shot. EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 19.?Private | dispatches received here state that Ernest Madero has ben sentenced to be shot. . GALVESTON, Feb. 19.?A private dispatch received here confirms the1 report that Gustavo Madero has been executed. Madero An Insane Criminal? MEXICO CITY, Feb. 19.?It is al-1 leged that the Congress plans to send Madcro, the deposed president to an asylum for insane criminals. MEXICO CITY, Feb. 19? Frances co I. Madero, late President of the Mexican republic, is a prisoner, as is also his brother Gustavo. All the members of President Ma dero's Cabinet were placed under ar rest but were subsequently paroled. Following a conference of his rep resentatives with those of General Felix Diaz, General Victoriana Huer ta was proclaimed provisional Presi dent last night, and immediately after ward President Madero was arrested by General Blanquet, and his brother Gustavo Madero was placed under ar rest by General Huerta, the newly-de clared Provisional President. The ar rests of the members of Madero's Cab inet followed, but these were merely formal and the ministers were paroled upon giving a promise of good behav ior. The overthrow of President Madcro was the culmination of an agreement between General Huerta, who has been an active insurrecto, and General Blanquet, a former adherent of Pres ident Diaz. Addressing his men, General Blan quet declared that it was "inhuman to engage in battle in which father was killing son, and brother was fight ing against brother, all because of the caprice of one man," and he adds that this condition must now end. Then he made Madero a prisoner. The New Government. WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. ? It was stated at the State Department this morning that the recognition of Mex ico's new administration would de pend upon its ability to maintain a stable government. It was also said that Ambassador Wilson's first duty will be to treat with the Huerta ad ministration for immediate ameloir ation of the conditions imposed upon American citizens residing in Mex ico. BRIBERY CHARGE POLITICAL TRICK WASHINGTON, D. C., Feb. 19 ? The probability of an investigation in to the election of Senators William fc. Chilton and Clarence W. Watson, of West Virginia was materially less ened today. Allegations of bribery and corruption in connection with their election had been made by prom 'nent citizens of West Virginia. Seu timent in the Committe on Privileges and Flections seemetl to favor a thor ough inquiry. The most important of the charges was today withdrawn. The cornerstone of the charges rest ed on a statement made by L. J. Shock, a member of the West Vir ginia House of Delegates, that a man named Hamrlck gave him $1,000 with the promise of an additional $1,500 to vote for Chilton and Watson. Now Shock writes Watson that his state ment was merely a political trick. POSTMASTERS MAY SERVE FULL TERMS A Washington dispatch says: It is generally understood and believed that It will be the policy of Woodrow Wilson, when he becomes President, to allow all Presidential postmasters to serve out their four years' terms, except in cases where postmasters arc shown to be incompetent. If this policy be followed, a large majority of the Presidential postmasters will serve for a time under the new admin istration, and will not be disturbed until the close of the four years' ten ure. There are several offices where the terms have already expired, or where vacancies exist and unless the men re cently nominated by President Taft are confirmed before March 4, such postmasters will be replaced by Dem ocrats soon after the new administra tion is inaugurated. The same will he true of postmasters who have served more than four years since the date of their last appointments and have not been renominated. WILL pay $1.00 each for live and uninjured crows. Deliver to C. K. | Forner, Tripp's bungalow, Main St. 6t DEADLOCK MAY LAST TOR MONTHS CHICAGO. Feb. 19?The election of a Democratic Speaker of the lower house of the Illinois Legislature by more Republican votes than Democrat ic, has put a knotty problem up to leaders of all parties. Young Speaker McKinley?he is only thirty-two?says he has not en tered into any deal affecting the two Senatorships. And Governor Dunne says the same thing. Yet there is persistent rumor of a deal. It is said chances of Lawrence Y. Sher man, Republican winner of the prim ary, have increased greatly for the long term, and that Charles Boeschen stein's chances for the short term have | improved. Boeschenstein is the Sul livan National Committeeman. This would leave Col. James Hamilton Lew is, who won the Democratic promary, out in the cold. It is admitted that the deadlock will last for months, leaving the State without Senatorial representation in the extra session of Congress. "The Democrats," said Roger Sulli van, "will be together behind Lewis and Boeschenstein. This talk of a . Speakership-Senatorship deal between the Democrats and the Republicans is merely foolish gossip." BANDIT MISSES VALUABLES PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 19.?A hold up man stopped Mrs. Fred Kemp on the street and took 20 cents from her pocket. While reporting to the po lice Mrs. Kemp took a large sum of money and three diamond rings from her muff, where she had concealed ' "le valuables. WAS JUST IN A HURRY LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19.?Unable to find the door of a new side door type of street car being tried out here, Jose Morito, who was in a hurry, smashed a window where he thought the door should be. He must answer in police court. Phone your subscription to The Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4. Allies Lose 5,000 Men In Three Days' Fighting LONDON, Feb. 19.?A dispatch to the Times says that the fighting around Scutari between the Balkan al lies and the Turks has been the fierc est In the history of the present war. The attack on Scutari has resulted in the loss of five thousand men to the allies in the past three days, a deuth rate that is unprecedented when the time and circumstances arc taken In to consideration. The losses sustained by the Turkish defenders of Scutari are not known, but they are probably considerab.y less than that of the al lies. The attack on Scutari was bravely, evenly recklessly made, hence the Krotit loss of life. MARSHALL TALKS TO LEGISLATURE SANTA FE, N. M., Feb. 19. ? Vice' President-eleqt Thomas R. Marshall and Mrs. Marshall arrived hero yes- \ terday enroute to Indianapolis. They were the guests of Governor William i 0. McDonald. During the afternoon Governor Marshall addressed the State I Legislature, speaking along progres-1 hive lines. DEMOCRATS SURE OF MAJORITY OF SENATE WASHINGTON, Fb. 19.?The elec tion of Willard Saulsbury to the Sen ate by the Delaware Legislature re-: cently assures the Democrats of for ty-nine votes in the Senate after Mar. 4. The breaking of the deadlock in Delaware was the cause of much joy among the Democrats here, as it will ? ive them two majority without the ote of the Vice-President. SENATE OVERRIDES PRESIDENT'S VETO WASHINGTON, Feb. 19?The bill I restricting immigration and other-1 wise amending the immigration laws, ' and which is known as the Burnett Dillingham, or "Literacy-Test" bill, re cently vetoed by President Taft, has been passed by the Senae, over the veto of the President by more than ihe necessary two-thirds vote. WILSON SCARES HARRIMAN LINES WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. ? Vice-, Pro ident Schwerin, of the Harrimun | lines, which control the Pacific Mail .steamers, in a long article given out to the press, states that his company would be forced into bankruptcy if Congress should pass the bill prohib iting the employment of Chinese la borers. He points out that the Har riman interests have raised twelve million dollars to purchase four large ships to be used on the completion of the Panama Canal, but that the di rectors of the company have now be come frightened over the proposed laws and will neither raise nor spend another cent on American marine unless they are assured of being al lowed to employ Mongolian help. He states that without them the ships ?aid be absolutely worthless as it i.-- impossible to get American help to do the work properly NO CHARGE EOR USE OE WATER POWER WASHINGTON, Feb. 19.?The pro posal to impose a "reasonable annual charge" fo rthe use of water power on lands situated within the public domain, was defeated in the United States Senate yesterday afternoon by a test vote. While the water powers which are controlled by the nation, and price of power sold can be regulated by the government, the argument was made that their use for the benefit of the public should not be handi capped by the imposition of a tax. OFFICIAL NAME FOR CIVIL WAR WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. ? Repre sentative Charles Gordon Edwards, of Georgia, has introduced a bill in the House whereby the official name of the civil war shall be the "War Be tween the States." The reason for the prdposed law is that there has never been any official name given to the rebellion, and throughout the var ious departments the records are not clear as to which war is referred to. Job Printing at The Empiro Office SECRETARIES OE THE PRESIDENTS William Loeni, jr., who was secre tary to President Roosevelt, and is soon to enter the employ of the Gug genheims, is disposed of at last perma nently, and need not bother about his future, and any changes which may oc cur in national administrations at Washington. Up to the time of the advent of Dan Lamont the secretaries to the Pres ident of the United States did not amount to much. They were private secretaries merely in all that the term implies, and when their chiefs went out of oilice they were left to shift for themselves and do the best they could. It was different with President Lin coln, it may be said; any one who was associated with him became a na tional figure. Hay and Nicalai wrote the life of Lincoln, and Hay after ward was United States ambassador at the court of St. James and died as secretary of state. Governor Harrison made itis secre tary a paymaster in the regular army and he became Major Hanford. One of McKinley's secretaries, Port er, was a politician of some note and resigned to run for the governorship of ills State and then came George Hruce f'ortelyou, now president of the Consolidated Gas Company, after hav ing served* in three positions in the Roosevelt Cabinet. In passing it migni oe as wen iu say that Dan Lamont, after Drover Cleveland went out ol the White House in 1893, became associated with Kdward H. fiarriman and died as vice president of the Union Pacific and worth nearly $5,000,000. Collector of the Port Loeb, in be coming associated with the Guggen helms, will have an opportunity of dis playing his talents for organization. Charles Horton, who was secre tary to President Taft for a short time, is now one of the vice-presidents of thme First National bank, and may be the president of his institution some day. He is a fairly rich man. Fred Carpenter, another Taft secretary was 1 given a foreign mission. Charles I). Hilles, now secretary to tiie President, and his campaign tnana | ger. is a financier of no mean attain ments, and when he goes out on Mar. . 1 next no doubt will land in some place which will pay him well. He has had experiences which ought to make him valuable to some bank or trust company. There is no reason to doubt that I.oeb will do well, as the Guggenheims have made more than one employee a rich man. PREPARING EOR ARCTIC EXPEDITION SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 19.?Cap tain Vilhaljmar Stefansson, the Arc tic explorer, and the discoverer of al leged blonde Eskimos, has purchased the steam whaler Karlnk for his pro posed Arctic expedition. Captain Stefansson will sail for the Arctic ocean May 1st. GEN. LEE'S SON DEAD RAVENS WORTH, Va., Feb. 19.? George Washington Custis Lee, eld est son of General Robert E. Lee, for mer President of Washington and I^ee University is dead at his home here. POINCARE INAUGURATED PARIS, Feb. 19.?M. Raymond Po incare, elected last month president of France, was inaugurated today. M. Poincare had been premier of France for the past year. _____ __ The Daily Empire delivered In Ju neau, Douglas and Tread well for 51.00 ! a month.