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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. III., NO. 388. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, FEB. 20, 1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS
Commercial Club Asks
For Exhibit Money
The Juneau Commercial Club at last
night's session decided to start a vig
orous campangn for an adequate ap
propriation from Congress that Alaska
may participate in the great Panama-I
Pacific exposition to be held in San
Prancisco next year. A committee
consisting of Judge R. A. Gunnison.
Senator H. T. Tripp Lafe Spray and
President John Reck will draft reso
lutions embodying the sentiments of
the club as expressed and forwarded
to the same to Alaska's delegate in:
congress and to other friends of Alas
ka in congress as well as to other
points where aid may possibly be se
cured in pressing Alaska's claim in!
this respect. All commercial bodies'
and communities in Alaska are re
quested to Join forces with Juneau to!
the end that an appropriation may be
secured that will permit Alaska toj
make a creditable showing at the great
exposition.
Gov. J. F. A. Strong was present at '
the meeting and in an earnest and il- 1
lumiuating talk 'aid the matter before
the meeting, explaining that if a spec- 1
ial appropriation was not secured Al
aska will practically be without repre
sentation at the exposition, and also
telling what steps the governor's office
and the delegate to congress had taken
to secure an appropriation. In reply'
to the question raised that the govern- '
ment might object to making an np- 1
propriation for an Alaska exhibit on '
account of having voted $35,000,000 for
a railroad. Gov. Strong stated that ac- '
cording to the bill as passed, the cost '
of building the Alaska railroad will be 1
taken from funds realized through the
sale of Alaska lands and this could not '
be urged as grounds for denying an :
adequate appropriation for the exposi- j
tioo. President Reck. Senator Tripp.'
Judge Gunnison. F. Wolland. D. A. [j
Epsteyn, J. E. McKanna. F. J. Wet- j1 I
trick and others spoke on the same,
subject.
TnanK rresiaem mison.
The first business transacted at lastj]
night's session was the passing of a. J
resolution directing President Reck to;
send a cablegram to President Wood- j
row Wilson expressing appreciation of
the administration's efforts in behalf .
of Alaska legislation and the hope of!
its success. j,1
Government Building.
The subject of a federal building for
Juneau was brought up by President
Reck and thoroughly discussed, after,
which a federal building committee
consisting of F. J. Wettrlck. D. A. Ep-,,
stcyn. and J. E. McKanna. appointed
to keep prodding the government un-i
til the demands in this respect are
realized.
Facilities for Fishing Fleet
The question of waterfront improve
ments and the urgent need of making
provision for the fishing fleet was
brought up by G. F. Forrest, who gave
a comprehensive statement of the con ,
ditions prevailing. A committee com-,
posed of G. F. Forrest, E. P. Pond and ;
President Reck will take up the mat
ter immediately.
Want New Members.
Secretary Ike Sowerby, brought up
the question of membership, giving a j
very illuminating talk on the necces-'
Ity of rejuvinatlng the club by the ad-1
dition of new members and the infus-1
Ion of new blood. In his remarks he
touched on some of the important
things to the community that may be
lost unless an active civic organiza
tion takes hold and works for the in
terests of the commuity.. A commit
tee consisting of Secretary Sowerby, G.
F. Forrest and J. E. McKanna will busy
themselves in securing any new mem
bers and the attendance of all the old
ones.
The matter of the channel bridge
and Delegate Wickersham's tide land
bill was brought up and discussed, but
the committee having the matter in
hand asked for more time before mak
ing a final report.
WHO FILLS YOUR PRESCRIP
TIONS?
Z. J. Loussac, at the Juneau Drug
Co.. is a druggist of 14 years' exper
ience in the largest drug stores of the
United States. 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.
SPECIAL ON APPLES?$1.75 a box.
at CHAS. GOLDSTEINS 2-20-2t.
You'll find the cosmopolitan crowd
at the Stampede. 2-19-tf.
THE WEATHER TODAY.
Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.:
Maximum?46.
Minimum?24.
Clear.
NAKIYAMA WANTS TRIAL
OR CASE DISMISSED
W. Nakiyama who yesterday refused
to take his liberty on the terms set
forth by the government is still in
the Federal Jail, where he has been
siuce his apprehension following the
itow-Fushimi trial. He was indicted
by the Ketchikan grand jury for com;
plicity in the same crime for which
Itow and Fushlmi are now under sen
tence.
He has been beld in pail through
the passing of two terms of court since
his indictment because the govern
ment was not disposed to go to trial. '
This will probably form the basis for
a claim for damages by the defendant.
The district attorney's office yester
day agreed that the prisoner might be
set free from cutody on signing a
bond which would in effct allow him to
go on his own recognizance, but the
defendant refuses to sign any sort of
i bond, demandiug that the indictment
be dismissed or that he be given a <
[rial immediately.
MARKS DAWNING OF
NEW ERA IN NORTH
Speaking of the passage of the Al
aska bill, yesterday. Gov. J. F. A.
Strong said that It marks the dawning
of a new industrial and commercial
L>ra in Alaska. His statement was:
"Alaska, irrespective of geographi
cal divisions, rejoice over the passage
af the railroad bill because it Indubit
ably means the opening to develop
ment of natural resources now Inac
cessible or unused, including coal and
agricultural lands, the cheapening of
transportation costs to the great in
terior country and ites developmhent
along substantial lines, and marks
generally the dawning of a new indus
trial and commercial era for which
the people of the Territory have wait
ed long and patiently. Alaska's worth ,
as a potential asset of the Nation has
been established.and now It remains -
for Its people to act in unity that they
may enjoy the fullest fruition of this
vise and progressive legislation. Their
Hanks are due to the loyal friends both |
in and out of Congress for the nltelli- <
?e nt campaign for the opening of the |
rerritory to development, and the fair ,
fight made to attain the desired end." ,
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ORPHEUM THEATRE ,
The good program at the Orpheum ,
Theatre last night will be repeated this j
evening. "Aileen ofe th Sea" a roman
tic drama of the love of a lass for a ,
sailor presented by the Melles com
panv. "The Smoke from Lone Bill's ,
Cabin" a Vitagraph Western story
of the plains. (
"She Must Elope" and "What's In a
Name" are two Lubin farce comedies.
"The Masher Cop" and "What's the
Use of lit pinning" two Biograph farce
comedies close a good program
Save vour cupons. i
MARCONI WIRELESS
NEWSFAPER SERVICE
The Umpire today contains several
news dispatches that were received
last night at the Juneau radio station
of the .Marconi Wireless Telegraph
Company, of America. The dispatches
were copied direct from the Marconi
press radio station at San Fraucisco
by the operators of the Juneau sta
tion.
BILLIARD PARLOR
OPENING SUNDAY
Grant A. Baldwin, who with George
C. Burford is opening the Heidelberg
berg Billiard and Tool parlors, an
nounced to day that the big opening
will occur Saturday evening.
JUNEAU A. C. GOING
AFTER ISLAND HONORS
There will probably be quite a
crowd go over to Treadwell tonight to
witness the game between the Juneau
Athletic Club basketball team and the
Mexican mine team.
The Mexican mine team divides
with the Treadwell store team for
high honors on the Island and the Ju
neau boys have their work laid out
for them. Juneau will line-up as fol
lows:
L. D. Mulligan, c: Earl? C. Jameson,
rg; Ed. Brcnnan, lg; Roy Wilson, rf;
Cash Cole, If; substitutes Zeigler, Mc
Knnna, and Hurlbutt.
Grand Theatre.
A complete change of program to
night. All very good pictures just ar
riving today from our exchanges. The
Grand, where everybody goes.
Special two-reel feature, military
drama, extra good.
LOOKS GOOD TOR T
CURATIVE BILL 1
Gov. J. P. A. Strong has received a
lotter from Senator Key Plttman relat
ing to the bill introduced by Dolegate
James Wickersham for the purpose of
curing the defects in the Organic Act
through which the Territorial revenue
law was invalidated by court decis
ions. Senator Pittman says that he I
has the assurance of Delegate Wick- ^
ersham that the bill will pass the ^
House as soon as the railroad bill Is
out of the way and that he will take 1
charge of it in the Senate. f
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LEAVING ON THE
PRINCESS MAQUINNA tl
The Princess Maquinna, sailing -
South this morning, took the follow- i
Ing passengers from Juneau: Mrs. N. "
A. Howard, L. E. Buell, Mrs. G. Os
borne, Mrs. T urner, Lester McConaghy,
S. J. Kane, J. V. Cunnane, A. Nllsen.
M. J. O'Connor, Mrs. S. Millar, Mrs. P.
M. Hood, Gust Awak, Charles Turney.
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RESTRICTED DISTRICT
DISTURBED BUT LITTLE "
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As yet there has been no marked n
exodus from the restricted district t!
since the edict of District Attorney t!
John Rustgard that all unlawful busi- s
ness must stop. A portion of the E
high board fence has been torn down C
but the remainder covering one large il
section still remains. Beyond this that ii
section of town looks must the same t!
as usual. tl
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4. I
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Monday To Be Holiday.
I I
Monday. Feb. 23, will be ob- !
served as a holiday In all the F
Federal olllccs pursuant to a law F
! and regulations that provide that | v
when a holiday falls on Sunday j p
the next day shall be observed, j v
The banks will also observe the ! d
I day. The cable office will close, I
and therefore, the newspapers i (
will suspend for the day.
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R. D. PINNEO IS HERE I e
FOR. TWO WEEKS I c
R. D. Pinneo. assistant general o
freight ngent of the Pacific Coast i
Steamship Co.. arrived on the Spokane
from Seattle this morning, and will re
tnaJn at Juneau for ten days or two
iveoks. He is here in the interost of
:he\ freight business of the company he
represents. ii
.\lr. Pinneo is one of the best known f
transportation men in the North. For a
many years he was connected wtih the c
White Pass and Yukon Route and re- ii
sided at Skagway. His friends in the
North are numbered by his acquaint- (
ances and he knows nearly everybody.
COMING AND GOING
ON THE AL - KI ?
The following passengers arrived t
from the south on the Al-Ki this morn- li
Ing: Mrs. Rachael Morris, Mrs. M. H. fc
Truesdell, John Kola, Alex Cummlngs,
Chris. Jensen, C. E .Smith, W. G. Ham- (
mill, C. J. Johnson, John Kemp, A.
E. Johnson, H. 0. Hansen, E. M. John
son, F J. KerchofT and wife, N. An
dra, P. A. kelson, C. L. Brown, E. Flet- ;
cher and wife, James Larsen, L. Mu- c
seth, G. H. Williams, Chris. Olson, F. t
W. Quist, T. Topness, Lisa, Alice, Ag- (
nes and Priscilla Paquet, and 25 sec- i
ond clasB. . i
The following have taken passage
sonth: For Seattle?C. M. Branne, B. (
Wickberg, Mrs. H. Howard, Mrs. F.
M. Berlnger, Mrs. F. E. Myers. John
Carrel, Francis Culley, Louis Vincent,
Joe Madsen, Gus Steiner, Steve Tezak, i
Hans Huttela; for Wrangell?George '
F. Skelton, A. Marion, C. E. McCusker;
for Ketchikan?William Murray,; ten 1
steerage through to Seattle, six to ]
Wrangell. .... 1
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DISTRICT CbUfcT ? NbTES.
The greater part of the morning yes
terday was taken up by the district
court in receiving motions on civil
matters now pending.
Indictments Dismissed.
The following indictments were dis
missed: Against Louis Ortega and
Jose Ramcrex for robbery: Emery Val
entine for assault with dangerous wea
pon; Dan Walker for selling liquor to
Indians.
Lucat Case Concluded.
The Lucas cnse was concluded this
afternoon and Judge R. W. Jennings
has taken the matter under advise
ment.
Suit to Quiet Title.
The suit of Jimmle Clark and Jim
Clark, native Indians, against Sheldon
to quiet title to certain portions of
land within the survey of tho Shel
don homestead went to trial before
Judge Jennings at 3 p. m. today.
Senators Lock Horns
on Alaska Coal Bill
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WASHINGTON. Feb. 20? Senators
teed Smoot, of Utah, and William Al
len Smith, of Michigan, yeBtorday
ought to have the bills providing for
he leasing of Alaska coal lands taken
roin the committee on mines and re
erred to the committee on public
andB. The Senate refused to grant
ho roquost. Senators George E. Chaia
icrlaln, of Oregon, and Thomas J.
]
Walsh, of Montana, led the opposition.
The matter might be brought up again.
The Democratic Senators are incltn- 1
ed to give their support to the admin
istration coal lands bill that was In- (
troduced by Senator Walsh In the Sen- t
ato and Representative Scott Ferries,
of Oklahoma, In the House. Other J
bills were Introduced by Senator
Smoot and Representative F. W. Mon
de]), of Montana. I
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3ermans angry
at admiral dewey
BERL.IN, Fob. 20.?A sharp attack
n Admiral George Dowey, of the Unit
d States navy, was made in the Ger
man parliament yesterday by Matthias
Irzberger on account of statements
iade In his autobiography concerning
he German flfcct at Manila Bay during
he Spanish-American war. Erzbcrger
aid that the statements of Admiral
>ewey in relation to the attitude of
lermnny and its fleet officers at Man
la had excited the greatest amazement
i Germany. He repudiated the charge
hat the Germans were unfriendly to
he course adopted by the Americans
t that place.
flORE PAY FOR
TEMPERANCE MEN
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 20. ? The
'hlladclphia Quartz Co. at Chester,
'a., has issued a statement to its 300
,-orkers declaring an increase of 10
er cent, in wans for every employee
.ho would agree not to uso strong
rink. ,i
)UR LAW MAKES
ENGLISH MONEY EASIER
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. ? Senator
iobt. I. Owen says the reduction In the
lank of England rate from 6 to 3 per
ent. and of the Bank of Franco to 3%
er cent, was the immediate result
f the passage of the Federal reserve |
ct. I
1ISS0URIANS HAVE
MONEY FOR INVESTMENT
ST. LOUIS. Mo., Feb. 20?Brokers
a St. Louis report that the demand
or good stocks Is growing so rapidly
nd steadily that they are having diflfl
ulty in filling orders for high clnss
ivestmentB.
)HIO WILL LOSE
ROCKEFELLER TAX
NEW YORK. Feb. 20.?New York
State will get the Rockefeller income
ax instead of Ohio where $12,000,000
ax was levied against him at Cleve
nnd. as his legal residence's declared
iy the courts to be in Pocantico, N. Y.
COLORADO TO HAVE
ANOTHER RAILROAD
DENVER, Colo., Feb. 20.?The San
dUjuel Development Co. has complet
ed surveys for a railroad to connect
he radium ore fields in San Miguel
bounty with the Denver & Rio Grande
it Placerville. The road will be 76
niles long and will cost $2,000,000.
30V. CLARK MAY
RE-ENTER JOURNALISM
Former Gov. Walter E. Clark, writ
ng to Gov. J. F. A. Strong, from New
fork February 11, states among oth
r things, that he is looking into a num
Der of newspaper propositions in the
Metropolis with the Idea of getting
back itno the business.
PRIZE NIGHT AT JAXON'S RINK
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Tonight is not only prize night, but
three classy reels will be run:
"A Mutual Weekly."
"A Convict's Brand."
"The Awakening." will make up a
splendid program; ten cents to bal<
cony; pictures from 8:30 to 9:30.
EJECTMENT SUIT
FOR MONDAY NEXT
The civil calendar-will be taken u(
Monday. Judge R. W. Jennings has
set the case of the Pacific Coast com
pany against Chris Ramilovlch et a!
for ten o'colck of that day. This is
nn ejectment suit to secure possesslor
of lands in the Pacific CoaBt addition
ROYAL FRUIT CO., Phone 280.
Fresh ranch eggs by the dozen oi
case.
Burbanks potatoes?the best?by ths
pound, sack or ton.
ROYAL FRUIT CO., Phone 280
NATIONAL BANKS J
MUST ACT QUICK
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20?One hun- I
dred and seventy National bangs are
still out of the United States reserve j
banking system. They are being noti
fied today that they must make appli- t
cation for entrance to the,National r
banking system on or before February (
23 or go into liquidation. It is known t
that a few of them contemplate be- ?]
coming state banks.
Alaska Not Affected. (
As was published in the Empire sov
eral weeks ago, the law makes It op
tional with National banks in Alaska \f'
whether they Join the new system or l
not |n
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DIVORCE FROM WIFE
NEW YORK. Feb. 20. ? Clarence j
Mackay was granted a divorce from his:
wife by the French courts yesterday i1
on the grounds of desertion. He was;
given the full custody of hlB children. r
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MARCONI WIRELESS ACCOUNT 1
By Marconi Wireless Telegraph.
NEW YORK CITY, Feb.. 19.?Clar- 1
once Mackay and his wife each secured
a secret divorce from the Paris courts 1
today. Mackay, who is the president
of the Postal Telegraph Company, and
his beautiful wife each charged deser- 1
tion and each won a decree. The fath
er was given charge of the children.
The action follows a sensational one 1
million dollar damage suit instituted '
by Mrs. J. C. Blake against Mrs. (
Clarence Mackay for alienating the af
fections of her husband, Dr. Blake. The ^
Mackays divided millions in estate by
private settlement arranged before the
termination of the divorce suits. The 1
proceedings were held abroad in order |
to avoid the publicity that is given to i ^
American court doings.
BANDITS GET $40,000 C
FROM PASSENGER TRAIN
(
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Feb. 20.?Tho
Queen and Crescent passenger train
bound from New York to New Orleans 1
was held up this morning. The band
Its recured $40,000,000 and tho regis- '
tered mail.
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ANTI-TRUST BILLS
HAVE RIGHT OF WAY !
WASHINGTON, Feb. 20. ? It has
been agreed that the Administration
anti-trust bills shall have right of way
over all other legislative matters, and
that nothing shall interefero with
them.
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QUEEN MARY MAKES
FORTUNATE SPECULATION i
LONDON, Feb. 20. ? Queen Mary
Is $35,000 richer as a result of the '
recent boom on the Stock Exchange..
Her Majesty bought a large block oL
consols just In time to reap benefit of
the rise In price.
LABOR ORGANIZATIONS
PREPARE TO UNITE
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CHICAGO, Feb. 20. ? The execu-1
tlve committee of Western Federation
of Miners will confer with United Mine
Workers with view to consolidation of
the two organizations, which would to
tal over 500,000 members, with yearly
' revenue of $6,000,000 or over.
AMERICANS TO
STOP CHINA FLOODS
NEW YORK, Feb. 20.?The J. G.
White Engineering Corporation of
' New York has been uelected by thd
1 American Red Cross Society to carry
out ine project for the prevention of
floods in Hwai river valley of China,
1 which will cost approximately $20,000,
1 000. American money will finance the
? project.
Whether you like Havana or domes
r tic cigars, you can get the kind you
like at Burford's. 2-16-tf
3 t , t
FRESH SEAL8HIPT oysters at
? Goldstein's. 10-9-tf. J
Villa Executes Englishman
And Flies From Storm
BRITON CUTS OUT
NAVAL MANEUVERS
3y Marconi Wireless Telegraph.
LONDON, Feb. 19 From motives of
jconomy the government has decided
o have no naval maneuvers tills year.
MILITANTS ATTACK
WRONG NOTABLE
3y Marconi Wireless Telegraph.
LONDON. Feb. 19.?Lord Wardale
vas attacked and lashed by militants
uiffragettes today. Mary Lindsay, of
..ondon, lead the attack. She mistook
dm for Premier Asqulth.
YAISEK TU AriJbINU
GEORGE'S WEDDING
3y Marconi Wireless Telegraph.
VIENNA, Feb. 19?It was announced
odny that Fmperor William of Gcr
nany will attend the wedding of
frown Prince George of Orec-o an 11
Mncess Elizabeth of Itoumania, who
re to be married at Alliens May 21st.
5ERMAN SLAVERY
CHIEF CONVICTED
3y Marconi WlreleBS Telegraph.
BENTHEN, Prussia, Feb. 19.?Russ,
white slavery chief, was sent to
irlson today. Luberski, who ruled hun*
Ireds of agents, was also convicted.
EMBASSADOR MORGANTHAU
GIVES FIRST DINNER
5y Marconi Wireless Telegraph.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Feb. 19.?Hon
y Morganthau, American ambassador,
lives his first official dinner tonight,
t will be the initial social function of
he new American ambassador as a
1081.
SOUTH AFRICA VOTES
$35,000,000 FOR RAILROAD
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}y Marconi Wireless Telegraph.
CAPETOWN, So. Africa, Feb. 19 ?
rhe Colonial government has deter*
nlned to expend $35,000,000 lu build*
ng a railroad In the Territory of
Capetown, Union of South Africa.
TEN FEET OF WATER
COVERS CALIFORNIA
3y Marconi Wireless Telegraph.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19? Los An
gles' streets are a raging flood. Five
:ounties are flooded. Railroad traffic
s demoralized. The citrus belt is
:overed ten feet deep in water.
SOUTH AFRICA DEFEATS
WOMAN SUFFRAGE
3y Marconi Wireless Telegraph.
CAPTETOWN, So. Africa, Feb. 19.?
\ bill for the enfranchisement of the
.vomen in the Union of South Africa
.vas introduced in the House of the
\ssembly today and defeated upon a
notion to send it to a third reading.
The vote was 54 to 42.
VALET ROBS BLIND
'FRISCO MILLIONAIRE
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 20.?Stan
ley Smith, valet of Leon Dcsabla, the
blind millionaire, was arrested for and
confessed the robbery of his employer.
He admitted taking both cash and Jew
elry.
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COL. GUETHAL,S ttmiiivnis
FROM PANAMA ZONE
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NEW YORK, Feb. 20.?Col. G. W.
Goethals arrived today from Panama.
He will leave for Washington today
whore he will confer with the Presi
dent and Secretary of War.
PORTLAND* MAY HAVE
RECALL ELECTION
PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 20.?Twenty
petitions asking for the recall of May
or Albee and city commissioners Dicck
and Brewster and asking for a new
city charter commission are In circu
lation here.
SEATTLE CAPITALIST
IS KILLED IN AUTC
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SAN DIEGO, Feb. 20.?Zell M. Be
be, a retired Seattle capitalist, waf
killed this morning when an auto-stagc
in which he was a passenger, capsized
ANOTHER GAYNOR GIRL
WILL MARRY SOOIv
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NEW YORK, Feb. 20.?Mrs. Willlan
J. Gaynor, widow of the former May
or, has announced the engagement o
her daughter. Miss Helen Gaynor, ti
F. T. Bedford, son of a Brooklyn ol
magnate.
| EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 20.?William S.
Benton, a British subject, was execut
ed this morning for alleged complicity
in a plot to kill Gen. Villa.
The action has resulted In a storm of
indignation that is centering against
Gen. Villa, and bids fair to cause ser
ious trouble to the Constitutionalists.
Villa Flees from 8cene.
EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 20.?Gen. Villa
left Juarez, this afternoon on a special
train to escape the indignation of the
people over the execution of Benton.
The feeling among Americans is in
tense.
Fifty Castillo's Men Captured.
EL PASO, TEX., Feb. 20?Fifty fol
lowers of Castillo, the Mexican bandit,
were captured yesterday by a detach
ment of Gen. Villa's troops under Ma
jor Miguel at San Anlego.
Huerta May Boycott
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 20?It is ru
mored In Vera Cruz that President Hu
erta is considering a scheme of start
ing a boycott against American im
ports.
Huerta Celebrates Ascendency.
MEXICO CITY, Feb. 20.?Gen Huer
ta, provisional President of Mexico,
yesterday celebrated the first year of
his accession to the Presidency. He
reviewed the troops of the republic and
decorate many officers of the army for
distinguished services.
Huerta's Downfall Is Certain.
LONDON. Feb. 19? Practicality all
of the London papers have predicted
within the last few days the early
downfall of Huerta. They say that his
ultimate fate was determined when the
United States raised the embargo on
the exportation of arms.
Rifles and Ammunition for Mexico.
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 19.?Since the
raising of the embargo on the expor
tation of arms to Mexico 13,700 rifles
and 15,318,000 rounds of ammunition
have been exported to the Constitution
alists.
PANAMA TOLLS
QUESTION ACUTE
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 19?The situ
ation over the question of free tolls for
American ships In the coastwise trado
that pass through the Panama canal
Is becoming acute.
Great Britain Is pressing the govern
ment and insisting that the American
law, if executed, will violate the Hay
Pauncefote treaty agreement, but Con
gress seems disposed not to recede
from Its former position.
Hearst's Paper Says Congress Will
Stand Pat
NEW YORK, Feb. 20.?Hearst's New
York American American says the Sen
ate and House committees will refuse
to stand for any change in the canal
tolls question or the "Wilson's policy
of back down."
Britain May Cancel All Treaties.
By Marconi Wireless Telegraph.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. ? Great
Britain will abrogate three important
treaties IT the American free Panama
canal tolls law is not repealed.
BRITISH AUTHORS
URGE PARTICIPATION
LONDON, Feb: 20?A. Conan Doyle,
the author, has forwarded to Premier
Asquith a petition from British au
thors urging participation in the Pan
ama-Pacific exposition at San Francis
co in 1915.
E. E. M'GOVERN GETS
WASHINGTON PLUM
? WASHINGTON, Feb. 20.?President
: Woodrow Wilson yesterday nominated
E. E. McGovern, of Davenport, for
? United States marshal for the Eastern
Washington district with headquarters
at Spokane to succeed W. A. Halte
man, resigned. McGovern was sup
) ported by the Washington Democratic t.
organization.
I AN ALLEGED BRITISH
MALEFACTOR ARRESTED
MONTREAL, Feb. 20.?James Ross
Ness, former manager for Upton's,
I Limited, in England, ono of the eight
een defendants in the British army
l canteen charges at Ottawa, was arrest
- ed here yesterday,
f
0 When hungry, hit the trail for the
1 Stampede, corner Front and Franklin.
2-12-tf.

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