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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. I. NO. 91. ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS MEXICO HAS A NEW GOVERNMENT Legislators Arriving in the Capital City Nine members of Alaska's First Leg-1 islatures arrived on the Northwestern at 3:30 this morning. The ship arrived at least seven hours ahead of the time scheduled, and as a consequence fe.w were down to welcome the distinguished party Great difficulty was experienced in finding temporary accommodations for the arrivals. The entire membership from the Fourth Dirision is now here, except W. L. Burns, who is in Seattle and Jas. J. Mullaley. of Fox. All the mem bers of the Second Division are now here except Senator-elect A. J. Bruner. of Nome, and Representative (.'has. A. Jones, of Nome, both of whom are in Seattle. There is only one man from the Third Division. Senator-el ect Millard is in Seattle as are also Representatives Milo Kelly and R. D. Gray. Representatives Ingram and Boyle will come on the next trip south of the Mariposa. All of the members in Seattle are expected up on an early boat. The arrivals this morning are: Sen ators-elect Conrad Fried ng. of Nome, in the Second Division: Dan Suther land. of Ruby, and Henry Roden. of THE OFFICIAL ELECTION RETURNS The tabulated returns show the fol lowing results taking the highest con testants in each division for places in both houses of the legislature: SENATORS ELECTED First Division? J. M. Tanner 931 H. T. Tripp 914 Second Division? El wood Bruner 587 Conrad Frieding 523 Third Division - L. V. Ray 910 B. F. Millard 877 Fourth Division? Dan A. Sutherland 1,504 Henry Roden 1,401 REPRESENTATIVES ELECTED First Division? Win. A. Stubbins 935 X. J. Svindseth S99 Chas. E. Ingersoll 892 A. G. Shoup 675 Second Division? Thos. Gaffnev 610 Chas. D. Jones 441 J. C. Kennedy 396 Frank A. Aldrich 390 Third Division? Milo Kelly 1,055 R. D. Gray 902 H. B. Ingram S55 F. M. Boyle 754 Fourth Division? W. T. Burns 1.652 J. J. Mullaly 1.597 Daniel Driscoll 1.519 E. B. Collins 1.483 TOTAL VOTE? First Division 1,497 Second Division 1.096 Third Division 2.002 Fourth Division 2.800 The nearest competitors to those elected were: For the Senate First Division? E. Valentine 650 Second Division? F. M. Kiesele 433 Third Division? G. E. Baldwin 792 Fourth Division? J. M. Brooks 936 For the House First Division? John Reck 660 Second Division? E. Grimm 365 Third Division? Frank E. Youngs 6821 Fourth Division? Bernard Estby 1.043 CLEANING UP TODAY ? Captain T. J. Martin had the street-j cleaning force out today washing down the streets in the business section of the city. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. Any subscribers to The Daily Em pire not receiving papers regularly either by carrier or mail, will confer a favor by promptly notifying The Empire office. ! Iditarod, in the Fourth Division; L. V. Kay,of the Third Division; Repre sentatives- elect: Chas. Kennedy, of Candle; Thomas Gaffney. of Nome, and Frank Aldrich, of Nome, in the Second Division; Dan Driscoll, of Fairbanks, and E. B. Collins, of Fox, in the Fourth Division. Senator-elect J. M. Tanner, of Skag way. in the First Division, has been here for the past few days. Senator elect \V. A. Stubbins, also of the First elect W. A. Stubbins, also of th First Division, are here. Adding these to the new arrivals makes a total of twelve in the com bined membership of both houses now present, or a clear working ma jority owing to the fact that Mulaly, in the Fourth Division will not qualify. This makes It possible for those now on the ground to make the neces sary preliminary arrangements for holding the session with a fair as surance of such action being ratified by the two bodies when they are or ganized. A bout the first thing of importance to be determined will be the selection of a meeting place, and the ordering of certain needful supplis. TO PRODUCE BEN HUR TOR LIBRARY The Juneau public will be greatly pleased to know that Mrs. J. C. Mc Bride will within the next two months give a recital of Lew Wallace's book, "Ben Hur. a Tale of the Christ." The reading will be complemented and en hanced by the combined chorus se lected from the Juneau Ladles' Musi cal club and from the Orpheus club, a men's singing society, under the di rection of Wills R. Nowell. The pupose of given the recital has a multiple of motives in one?good. First, it will give pleasure and benefit to those who witness the performance as well as those who are taking part in it. Second, the revenues derived will form the nucleus of a fund for the creating of a public library an object that cannot fail of giving more pleaure and benefit and resulting in good. The efforts to be put forth by Mrs. McBride offer the first practical steps toward the end of securing a fund for Juneau's great need. Further infor mation will be given after Mrs. Mc Bride and the principal and directors of the public schools and citizens with comprehensive ideas of a library's need, have met and discussed the best means of proceedure. MINE INSPECTOR HAS SHORT STAY Summer S. Smith, inspector of mines for Alaska, under the director of the bureau of mines, arrived in Ju neau on the Curacao yesterday after noon. On arrival here he was ten dered a wire from J. A. Holmes, di rector of the burea uof mines, request ing his attendance by March 1. at Washington, D. C.. on official business in connection with the department work in Alaska. Mr. Smith said that while in Cal ifornia and on the way down he had labored to get his annual report fin ished and was now being typed to be forwarded to Washington. He said that itis a great disappointment to htm that he will not be present at the coming session of the legislature. The fact that he will probably witness the inauguration of President Wilson is some compensation for the journey east at this time. Mr. Smith had engaged passage on the Curacao, but changed his book ing and sailed south on the Northwest ern this morning after a few hours only in tne city. TO ASSIST DR. EGGINTON IN OPERATION Dr. Ruffo gave up his room at the hotel and purchased a ticket, and had his luggage aboard the Northwestern, but was persuaded to remain over on a cause of his profession. A case demanding immediate atten tion arrived on the Northwestern re quiring surgical operation. Dr. Ruffo will assist Dr. Gggington in perform ing the task tomorrow. I A Mexican Execution : * DOOMED MEXICAN DIS- j PLAYS BRAVERY MEXICO CITY, Feb. 20. ? Adolfo Basso, superintendent of the national palace for many years, was executed yesterday afternoon. Basso was placed with his back against a wall facing a sipiad of soldiers with rifles. "Viva Mexico!" ex- I claimed Basso as he bared his breast to the rflemen. There followed the cracking of rifles and the intrepid man fell for- 1 ward on his face, his body rid dled by bullets. TWO MORE MAY BE EXECUTED * * ! i MEXICO CITY, Feb. 20.?The plan of the Iluerta government to send former President Ma dero and former Vice President Suarez to Vera Cruz, and then banish them to Europe, has been halted, for some reuson that has not been divulged. It is believed, however, that their execution is imminent, the pop ular dissatisfaction with the late government now being at flood tide. | # * j MADERO CHARGED WITH MURDER MEXICO CITY. Feb. 20.?Former President .Madero is held responsible for the death of Colonel Rireroll, ac cording to a statement issued today. Col. Riveroll was killed in the strug gle at the time when Madero seized the presidency and took formal charge. A formal charge of murder has been ^ filed against Madero. TO REIMBURSE AMERICANS WASHINGTON. Feb. 20.?The Sen ate yesterday passed a bill to reim burse American citizens who had been injured along the Mexican border. The bill carries an appropriation of $71. 000. TO INVESTIGATE MEXICAN CONDITIONS WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.?The Sen ate committee on foreign relations has decided that a special committee : should be sent to Mexico to investigate conditions along the international bor der. The committe also recommended that the investigation should be con tinued for a period of several months in order to obtain the most complete knowledge of the conditions existing there. TO KEEP ELEET IN MEXICAN WATERS WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.?It Is be lieved that the United States battle ships now in Southern waters will be kept there until conditions in Mex ico become more settled. This opin ion is borne out by the fact that the collier Mars was dispatched yester day for Guantanamo, Cuba, with coal for the ships now there and at Vera Cruz, Mexico. AT THE GOVERNOR'S HOUSE Mrs. Clark's regular reception day will be ommitted tomorrow, and Miss Green, also, will not be at home. AT THE ORPHEUM The Orpheum theatre had a good house last night and a very apprecia tive audience. Tonight?"The Light house keeper's Daughter," a love story with a shipwreck, and "Max's Convnl esence," a clever comedy are a part of the evening's offerings. Three Presidents in Space of an Hour MEXICO CITY. Feb. 20.?The Mex-|] ican Senate in secret session last 1 night named Lie. Pedro Lascurain, ' former secretary of foreign affairs in ( President Madero'fl Cabinet, as pro visional president. General Huerta was then appointed a member of the 1 Cabinet, sr that the legal succession ' to the presidency would be main-11 tained. This was then followed by 11 Kuerta's formal election as president, to succeed Lascurain, his election dat ing from Feb. 19. When these formal ities had been ended Mexico had had three presidents within an hour. MEXICO CITY, Feb. 20.?General Diaz, now added to the list of Mexican 'liberators" will enter the race for the presidency of the republic at the lext election. To Take Care of Alaska's Big Fishing Resources WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.?Senator Jones, of Washington, has presented an amendment to the sundry civil ap propriations bill, appropriating $100, 000 for the administration of the fish eries and sealing Industries in Alas ka. This amount is a substantial in crease over previous appropriations. Senator Jones pointing out the neces sity that exists for greater care and I conservation of these important re sources of the territory. The system now followed, he said, was inade quate and wasteful. RUMANIA NOW THREATENS BULGARIA LONDON, Feb. 20.?Rumania which has maintained a threatening attitude, toward Bulgaria for some time, is now openly indulging in threats against that country. Added to this is the fact that Rumania has begun assem bling artillery and cavalry on the isl ands of the Danube river. Rumania alleges that Bulgaria has not kept faith with her, because it is alleged that Rumania was promised a slice of territory as payment for neutrality in the present war. HOUSE SUSTAINS j PRESIDENT'S VETO WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. ? The House yesterday afternoon voted against over-riding President Taft's veto of the immigration bill. The Sen-; ate had already over-ruled the Pres ident's veto. SURPRISE PARTY FOR MRS. MORGAN A surprise party, consisting of the ladies of the Women's Social Union, invaded the home of Mrs. Morgan last night, and a very enjoyable time was had by all who attended. Those pres ent were: Mrs. Oak Olson, Mrs. Gilbert, Mrs. Walter Bathe, Mrs. Martin George, Mrs. Zenger, Mrs. Larson, Mrs. Mar shall. Mrs. Blackwell, Mrs. James, Mrs. Dickeson, Mrs. Uearadon, Miss Morgan, Mrs. Sabin, Master Rearadon and Mrs. Morgan. CASE ON APPEAL Upon the request of the defendant' in error, in the case of the Ebner! Gold Mining "Co. vs. the Alaska-Gas-' tineau Mining Co., on appear in the i Circuit Court of Appeals at San Fran cisco, a stipulation has ben agreed up on whereby arguments in the case will go over until May 1. This was neces sitated owing to the illness of the defendant's San Francisco counsel, Mr. Lindley. KILLED BY FIST BLOW WINNIPEG, Man., Feb. 20, ? John demons, a nephew of Mark Twain, was killed here today by a fist blow delivered by Frank Hoffman, a cook. LENTEN SERVICE There will be a short Lenten ser vice this evening at 7:30 p. m., with address by the Rector, subject. "Christ, Perfect God and Perfect Man." Choir practice at 8 p. m. All members of the choir are requested to be pres ent FEMMER & RITTER See this firm for all kinds of dray me and hauling. We guarantee sat isfaction and reasonable prices. Coai delivered promptly. Femmer & Rit u-r's Express. Stand Burford's Cor ner. Phone 314. Residence phones 402 or 403. ??? SUFFRAGETTES USE KEROSENE LONDON, Feb. 20.?Following the , dynamiting of Lloyd George's house j yesterday the suffragettes today soaked a restaurant in a pavilion in , the botanical gardens with kerosene, and set fire to it. Two women were arrested on suspicion. PERSONALS Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Thane took pas sage on the Northwestern for Seattle i enroute to the East. Miss Constance Furrington, who has i been visiting with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. 1 Woodford, left for her home in San ' Francisco on the Northwestern this t morning. A. F. Easter departed for the South 1 on the Northwestern this morning. V. N. Dupuy left for the South this morning on the Northwestern. J. Fredrick Johnson, editor of the Petersburg Progress arrived in Ju neau on the Curacao yesterday. Isa Goldstein returned on the Cura cao yesterday afternoon from a few weeks' business trip near Ketchikan Jess Blakely the well known mining , man arrived up on the Curacao. C. W. Abercrombie and Guthrie ? Scott, two well known traveling men arrived in Juneau on the Curacao yes terday afternoon. COURT NOTES Humbert Machette and Pedro Dod riquez charged with violating Section 152 of the penal code were both bound over. E. Fushiml will be taken down to McNeil's island on the Curacao tomor row. Austin and WiBhard, of Ketchikan, have applied for a renewal of their liquor license. Chas H. Borsch, of Wrangell, has applied for a renewal of his liquor license. The application of Chas. H. Borth for a bar room license at Petersburg has been set for a hearing on Feb. 26, at 10 a. m. Phone your subscription to The Daily Empire. Phone 3-7-4. The Dally Empire delivered In Ju neau, Douglas and Treadwell for $1.00 a month. Finest line of Calabash pipes in [ Alaska at BURFORD'S Republicans to Revise the Party Organization WASHINGTON', Feb. 20.?Accord-, ing to plans that are now being formu lated the Republicans will hold a na tional vonvention some time next fall, where party affairs and policies, it is expected, will receive full and free dis cussion. Several changes in party manage ment have been suggested, among them a revision of the rules for the selection of delegates to national and State conventions, and a change in the basis of Southern representation. The opinions expressed toward the hitter proposal are especially pointed, and it is claimed that the fact that a Republican President may be nom inated by States which never cast a ballot for the candidate, has operated against the Republican party, and es pecially iti the last campaign. ? Seven Coal Dealers Are Indicted on Fraud Charge SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20. ? The charges made recently by the United States government that the Western Fuel Company had been systematical ly defrauding it for years by under weights in the payment of duties on ; coal, lias culminated in a number of indictments against its officials. Those indicted include John L. How ard, president of the concern and seven other officials. It is alleged that their frauds aggregate a half million dollars. SNOW FALLS IN LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20.?Weather i conditions in Southern California have been topsy turvy. The cold of last month was almost unprecedented, and yesterday snow fell in the streets of I.os Angeles, the first time, within the memory of anyone now living here. PROBING THE TELEPHONE TRUST PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 20.?United j States District Attorney McCourt has ' resigned. Mr. McCourt will aid in the. nvestigation of the American Tele ; hone & Telegraph Company, which is now being probed by a federal grand jury at Seattle. MARTIN vs. BURFORD IN DISTRICT COURT The case of Martin vs. Burford is on trial this morning in the district court. The jury was chosen yesterday after noon and the opening addresses made by counsel on both sides. The plain tiff was putting in evidence this morn ing with Mr. Martin on the stand. .The following comprise the jury in the case: S. H. Yeomans, John Wagner, Joseph Beauchamp. Frank Harvey, L. T. Merry, C. W. Fries, W. C. Miller, A. C. Mercer, Hen Learning, D. W. Bur ridge, and H. S. Graves, The case will probably consume two ar tbree days more. NEWS NOTES Extensive improvements are being made upon the interior of the Rectory of Trinity Episcopal church, corner Third and Gold streets. The work Is in charge of Mr. A. W. Rhodes. TO JUNEAU PATRONS: I '.vlsh to announce that I am pre pared to give prompt and efficient service in delivering, coal hauling freight, baggage, etc. HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER Phone Order 5-7 or 55 ti Subscribe for The Empire. OPEN DAY ANI) NIGHT The new dining room of the Com mercial Cafe, with private boxes In connection, is now open day and night, and excellent meals are served at all times. 2-4-t.f. FURNITURE IS NOW HERE The furniture has arrived for the rooms above the Orpheum theatre and Mrs. Spickett expects to have the place ready for occupancy about Feb. 25. 1 FOR SALE?Twelve-foot cigar case j and 16-foot table. Postofflce store., tf i Every thing that will please a smok er may he found at BURFORD'S. ! Phone your want ads to The Dally j Empire, phone 2-7-4. TOKIO SWEPT BY BIG EIRE TOKYO, Feb. 20.?For tin* second time within a few years this city was visited yesterday by a lire which de stroyed a thousand buildings in the heart of the city. The lire originated in a bazar, and fanned by a high wind it quickly swept through the main bus iness portion of the city, licking up buildings and their contents. The loss will run into many millions. INSANE MAN SHOOTS AN INCOMING TRAIN FREETOWN, .Mass., Feb. lit. ? Ralph Yilliers, station agent at this place suddenly became insane today, and shot at an incoming train, fatal ly wounding two passengers. ILLINOIS DEADLOCK REMAINS UNBROKEN SPRING FIELD, Ills., Feb. 20fl ?The Senatorial deadlock is still unbroken, with no sign of a choice being made. Fifty 1mllots have been taken, with lit tle variation in any of them. SCOTTISH RITE ELECTS OFFICERS LAST NIGHT The annual election of the Alaska Lodge of Perfection, So. 1, Scottish Rite Masons, was held at last night's meeting. The officers chosen for the ensuing term were: V.M.?Royal A. Gunnison. S.W.?James Christoe. J.W.?B. M. Behrends. Orator?Steven Ferris. Almoner?Chas. Goldstein. Secy.?J. W. Bell. Treas.?D. A. Epsteyn. The following appointments were made: M.C.?J. N. Stoody. Exp.?W. W. Casey. A. Exp.?Ed Needham. C. ofG.?John G. Held. Tiler?Lloyd V. Winter. M.P.?Howard Ewing. Committee were appointed to ar range for the celebration of the Maun day Thursday feast which occurs the Thursday before Easter Sunday, com ing this year on Mar. 22. Many Scot tish rite masons were present from the island and were taken home on a late ferry. FOR SERGEANT-AT-ARMS OF THE HOUSE David Martin, the well known Alas ka pioneer, is a candidate for the ap pointment of sergeant-at-arms of the lower house of the Territorial Legis lature. He has many friends who hope that he will be appointed. It is said that he has already received promises of support from several of the mem bers. Phone your subscription to The Dally Empire. Phone 3-7-4.