THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. I. NO. 91. ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1913. PRICE TEN CENTS
MEXICO HAS A NEW GOVERNMENT
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 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
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 tabulated returns show the fol
lowing results taking the highest con
testants in each division for places
in both houses of the legislature:
J. M. Tanner 931
H. T. Tripp 914
El wood Bruner 587
Conrad Frieding 523
Third Division -
L. V. Ray 910
B. F. Millard 877
Dan A. Sutherland 1,504
Henry Roden 1,401
Win. A. Stubbins 935
X. J. Svindseth S99
Chas. E. Ingersoll 892
A. G. Shoup 675
Thos. Gaffnev 610
Chas. D. Jones 441
J. C. Kennedy 396
Frank A. Aldrich 390
Milo Kelly 1,055
R. D. Gray 902
H. B. Ingram S55
F. M. Boyle 754
W. T. Burns 1.652
J. J. Mullaly 1.597
Daniel Driscoll 1.519
E. B. Collins 1.483
First Division 1,497
Second Division 1.096
Third Division 2.002
Fourth Division 2.800
The nearest competitors to those
For the Senate
E. Valentine 650
F. M. Kiesele 433
G. E. Baldwin 792
J. M. Brooks 936
For the House
John Reck 660
E. Grimm 365
Frank E. Youngs 6821
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
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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
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
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.
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
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.
DOOMED MEXICAN DIS- j
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
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
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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.
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.
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
TO KEEP ELEET IN
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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. ???
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.
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
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
Humbert Machette and Pedro Dod
riquez charged with violating Section
152 of the penal code were both bound
E. Fushiml will be taken down to
McNeil's island on the Curacao tomor
Austin and WiBhard, of Ketchikan,
have applied for a renewal of their
Chas H. Borsch, of Wrangell, has
applied for a renewal of his liquor
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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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
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.
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.
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.
J.W.?B. M. Behrends.
Secy.?J. W. Bell.
Treas.?D. A. Epsteyn.
The following appointments were
M.C.?J. N. Stoody.
Exp.?W. W. Casey.
A. Exp.?Ed Needham.
C. ofG.?John G. Held.
Tiler?Lloyd V. Winter.
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
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
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