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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
vol. m? no 889. JUNEAU, ALASKaTsATURDAY, FEB. 21, 1914. price, ten cents BENTON AFFAIR DEVELOPS ANOTHER MEXICAN CRISIS Senators Standing Pat on Bonding Provision WASHINGTON. Feb. 21.?Vice-Pres ident Thomas H. Marshall yesterday evening appointed Senators Key Pitt man. of Nevada. George E. Chamber lain. of Oregon, and Wesley L. Jones, of Washington, as the Senate confer ees on the Alaska railroad bill. Speak er Champ Clark named Representa tives William C. Houston of Tennessee, James S. Davenport, of Oklahoma, and Frank E. Guernsey, of Maine, as the House conferees. The conference committee was ask ed for by the House after the Senate refused to concur in the House amend ments to the bill and the House re fused to recede from its amendments. Senate Insists Upon Bond Issue. The Senate managers of the bill have Insisted upon the retention in the bill of the $40,000,000 bond issue plan, and is opposed to the House amend-' ment that requires all spur lines to be, of standard guage. Expect Bill To Be Ready Next Week. Chairman W. C. Houston, of the House committee on Terltories. and of the House conferees, said: "1 be lieve we will dispose of the Alaska railroad bill before the end of next week, and that the actual work of sur veying for the railroad will begin with the opening of next spring." , goldstet; bonds ~TO BE SOLD HERE ??? Charles Goldstein announced today: that the Goldstein Improvement com-: pany building bonds were being taken so rapidly that he had decided to sell them all in Alaska. Juneau and near by points will probably take the great er portion as indicated by the applies-1 tions already received. There are a number of the four, five' and six year bonds still available in one hundred denominations, making' them an Ideal investment for the man of moderate means who wants his money to be earning something. They draw seven per cent, payable semi annually. The big concrete building together with the land on which it will stand and a $60,000 insurance polipy on the building is held by the trustee. B. M. Behrends. as security for the bond holders. Contractor Quist is making as rangements to start construction on the building. PINNEO PICKS J. D. TRENHOLME TO WIN R. D. Pinneo, who arrived on the Spokane from Seattle, picks J. D. Tren- j holme to win the raayorallty election in that city next month. He says Hi ram C. Gill received practically his whole vote at the primary election, and ; that Trenholme will get nearly all of those who voted for Winsor, Griffiths. Pigott. Goddard. Worley. Slater and Wood. Mr. Pinneo expects Trenholme to get a large majority in the ilnal contest. GOING OUT FOR VISIT. Mrs. Thomas Bush and Miss Cath erine Walsh will leave for the South! on the Northwestern to be gone for j about a month visiting in Pacific Coast cities. L. E. BUELL GOES SOUTH FOR HIS COMPANY L. E. Buell. the Alaska representa tive of Armour and Company, left for Seattle on the Princess Maqutnna yes terday on business for his house. He will remain in Seattle for several weeks and assist in lining up the buy ers for the Interior trade and the Alas ka canneries. 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 ar.d 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. GOLDSTEIN'S 2-20-2t. You'll tlnd the cosmopolitan crowd at the Stampede. 2-19-tf. THE WEATHER TODAY. ?+? Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?13. Minimum?24. Clear. ADMIRAL EVANS I HERE EIRST TIME j The Admiral Evans arrived in the channel during a heavy fog about 7:30 this morning but consumed consider able time iind her way to the dock. [ Capt. M. M. Jensen, formerly master of the Admiral. Sampson, and one of the best known and most popular naviga tors that ever brought a ship to Alas ka is in command. O. Barstad is first officer; M. Gunther, second officer; H. E. Marsh, chief engineer; W. H. Simpson, steward; Carl Strout, purs er; Guy Fredericks, freight clerk; L. Johnson. C. McLeod and W. Little are first, second and third assitant engin eers respectively. This Is her initial visit to Juneau and her first voyage in Alaskan waters. Capt. Jensen says that they had fine weather all the way up but had bad luck with tides los ing altogether 12 hours on this ac- j count. Is Fine Ship. The Admiral Evans is realy a fine ship and is fitted up in excellent man ner. The salgon, social hall, obser vation room and staterooms are finish ed in mahogany. Some of the rooms are provided with private baths and; elegantly furnished; brass bedsteads takimjs- the place of berths. A bar- j bersho^ is one of the features that j will appeal to the male portion of the \ traveling public. The dining room is for^Bird and carries an air of distinc tion. All of the rooms are comfortable. Fine promenade decks offer plenty of room for exercise. l ne steerage is aiso nuea up cum fortablv with a separate dinning room for passengers in this department. It is reached by two entries, one from the main cabin and the other from the! forcastle. The Admiral Evans has a net ton-, nage of 1507. gross 2393, and is a lit-: le larger than the Admiral Sampson, but bears considerable resemblance ? I to that well known ship. She was built twelve years ago and is of steel ! with a double bottom up to the wa . ter line. Passengers for Juneau. The following passengers for Juneau were aboard: H. Eister, T. F. Kennedy. J. F. Mullen. George McCarthy and wife. E. Xelson, T. M. Lambert, Geo. > Bunting. Miss Rose Sealander, eGo. | Moore. Walter Xelson. Thomas Merry. O. Drange, Robert Jackson. E. T. Wal ten, T. J. Holcomb. W. M. Churchill, and eight steerage. . , , HUMBOLDT SAILS FROM SEATTLE MARCH 3 Word was received yesterday that the Humboldt will sail from Seattle on her first trip after an extensive overhauling March 3. The ship was taken off the run nearly two months ago and sent to San Francisco where she was transformed into an oil burn er and otherwise improved and re paired. She will be like a new ship when she comes Xorth again. "WE SHOULD WORRY" CLUB DANCE TONIGHT ?+? i Industrious young men and talented young ladies busied themselves in Elks' hall last night making ready for the "We Should Worry" club dance that will be given there tonight. Their efforts were crowned with success for the large auditorium has been convert ed Into a place of beauty. A bower of evergreen shelters the punch bowl counter and there Is a profusion of bunting interlacing with orange and purple. Dancing will begin early. Ad mittance is by card only. ? t ? EASTERN STAR BALL WILL ATTRACT MANY ' A great deal of interest is being manifested in the First Grand Ball ; to be given by the Juneau Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in Elks' hall. Monday night. Those who are fortunate enough to have invita tions are looking eagerly forward to a pleasant time. There will be many out of town peo ple present. Special fer-y service hav ing been arranged for the benefit of those living in Douglas. Tread well and Sheep creek, with a late boat to take them home. When hungry, hit the trail for the Stampede, corner Front and Franklin. 2-12-tf. LEVY PROPERTY TO PUT ON MARKET The real estate holdings of Mrs. Fan nie Levy in Juneau and Douglas are to be placed on the market immediately according to the message brought bock by T. F. Kennedy, president of the First National bank of Juneau, who ar rived on the Admiral Evans this morn ing. T?c First National bank is agent in Juneau for Mrs. Bevy and will re ceive offers for the property ns a who^e or in part. Some of the choicest resi dence property in both Juneau and Douglas is included in Mrs: Levy's holdings; also, desirable business ltes at the corner of Second and Maine streets, Juneau. Mr. Kennedy called on Mrs. Levy while in San Francisco and says that she is again in good health. Mr. Kennedy has been absent from Juneau for about a month, most of Which time was spent with his rela tives in his old home at San Francisco. The big California town looks very gay. Mr. Kenendy says. Great pro gress is being made on the exposition grounds and most of the buildings will be finished by June. NEW ELECTION LAW PASSED BY COUNCIL ?+? At last night's session of the city council the new olection ordinance was put oh final passage and pussed. As outlined in The Empire at the time of its introd4||ion. it provides for' regis tration of voters, an Australian ballot, and for the enfrapchlsement of women in comformlty with the Territorial act. Council Thanks President. One of tl)p first acts of the council at last night's session was the passage of a resolution directing Mayor C. \V. Carter to send a cablegram of appre ciation in behalf of the people of Ju neau. to President NVoodrow Wilson for the active interest he has taken in Alaskam affairs. The resolution-was offered by Councilman H. J. Raymond and seconded by W. H. Cnse. The telephone franchlsb ordinance was put over until the next regular meeting of the city council. Permission was granted the business men of Front street to string wires and install lights along Ferry Way from the ferry slip to Front street. REGISTRATION TO BEGIN MARCH 1ST In conformity with the new election law passed earlier in the evening the I city council last night directed City Clerk E. W. Pettit to open the regis tration books for voters on the first day of March. A resolution was passed declaring that E. W. Pettit be appointed registra tion officer for the regular annual elec tion for the year 1914 and that the: registration office be in the city clerk's office in the city hall building. " The reglstratiou officer was directed: to publish a notice beginning March lj and thereafter for ten days in both the | Alaska Daily Empire and the Daily j Dispatch, informing the public that, the registration books are open for voters of the municipality, and that the registration books VIII be closed Saturday, April 4. The election comes on Tuesday, April 1. petersburg plant is being improved The Pacific Coast and Norway Pack,-, ing company have commenced exten sive improvements that will require, an expenditure of $100,000 for their busines at Petersburg. A sanitary canning plant Is being established and the saw mill Is being greatly improved and put in operation. 0 ? 0 McCarthy arrives George McCarthy, well known fra ternity man of Tacoma and exalted ruled of the Tacoma lodge of Elks, ar rived on the Admiral Evans this morn ing and assumed his position in charge of the Pacific Alaska Navigation Co.'s Juneau office. He was accompanied by Mrs. McCarthy and for the present they have taken apartments at the Or pheum hotel. Mr. McCarthy says that he is already assimilated by Juneau and feels that he is a part of the community and is looking forward to a contented and happy life here. order in tesch estate. An order was yesterday made by Judge R. W. Jennings, directing the clerk of the district court to turn over to John Torwick, administrator of the estate of Gustav Tesch, deceased, mon eys and other personal property found upon the body of said Tesch at the in quest held at Yakutat. Bandits Hold Up Train ' And Murder Three SEATTLE, Feb. 21.?The Great Norihorn International Limited passen ger train bound from Seattle to Van couver, B. C., was h?ld up last night at i Sammish, near Bclllngham, by two j masked bahdlts. Three passengers who resisted the robbery wore killed. The bandltB escaped. The dead: It. L. LEE, <ef Bremerton. M. B. M'ELyOES, of Seattle, trav eling salesman. T. 8. WADSWORTH, of Vancouver, B. C., Canadian Pacific conductor. Posses from Whatcom and Skagit Counties are in pursuit of the bandits. T ?? Railroad Offers Big Reward. SEATTLE, Feb. 21. ? The Great Northern Railroad has offered a re ward of $30,000 for the capture of the bandits who held up the International Limited train last night and killed three of the passengers. ? PANAMA CANAL TO BE READY JULY 1 WASHINGTON, Feb. 21? Col. G. W. Goethuls arrived here from New" York last night. He stated that barring ac cidents the cajial will be opened for the accommodation of merchant ships by July 1st. ' Canal Safe from Attack. WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.?Speaking of the fortifications of the Panama can al, Col. G. W. Gocthals said last night: "The canal fortifications are entire ly adequate. 1 do* not think there is the slightest ddnger that It would be captured by an enemy no matter how strong he might be." PASSENGERS LJEAVING ON THE ADMIRAL EVANS The following passeingcrs left for | the Westward on the Admiral Evans today: For Cordova?Miss B. Irving, I M. J. Morris and wife, Duncan Stew-| art; for VaUez?Fred Scott, Charles Sanders, Dixie-Baker; for Seward?Al-i bert Wile, Mrs. W. S. Copps. SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS AT ORPfcEUM THEATRE The program for tonight at the Or pheum theatre will consist of the fol lowing four fine pictures: . "Saved by Fire," a first class dra-! mafic picture by the Selig company. "A Simple Maid," a splendid Patho drama. "The Sheriff's Child," a good West ern Essanay drama. "The Telephone Girl and the Lady," a. Biograph comedy, will complete a good program. Save your coupons. SUNDAY SPECIAL Tomorrow night the Orpheum then tre will present in connection with the drawing of coupons for the beau 'tiful, 400-day clock, the following es pecially selected program, opening with the Pathe Weekly of the World's greatest events. <, "Lady Claire," a beautiful photo play. adapted from Lord Tennyson's poen and presented by the Edison com pany, featuring' that talented actor Marc McDermott and the beautiful Mi riam Nesbitt, In the respective lead ing rolea of Lord Ronald and Lady I Claire. "Trapping the Conspirators," an ex citing Cinos production of the days of Cardinal Richelieu, a splendid pic ture. the greatest nnd most laughable come dies produced by the Kalem company, will complete this excellent program. SAVE YOUR COUPONS for the drawing, as the lucky number must be held by someone in the audience. + + | MARINE NOTES I \ + ?? The Northwestern left Cordova at 5 o'clock last night and should arrive in Juneau tomorrow afternoon. The Spokane, returning from Skag wny last night shoudl arrive in Juneau Monday night. , The Humboldt is scheduled to sail from Seattle March 3. The Admiral Evans arrived from the South this morning nnd sailed for the Westward about noon today. The Georgia, arriving from Skagway. will sail for Sitka at 2 a. m. tomorrow. ROYAL FRUIT CO., Phone 280. Fresh ranch eggs by the dozen or cape. , Burbanks potatoes?the best?by the pound, sack or ton. ROYAL FRUIT CO., Phone 280. Whether you like Havana or domes tic cigars, you can get the kind you like at Burford's. 2-18-tl VALDEZ SNOWSLIDE VICTIMS ARE DEAD VALDE&, Feb. 21.?Fifty men have beeh working day and night to find the body of Mrs. Lizzie Stropp, who was burled in the snowsllde at Keystone I canyon, but thus far they have been | unsuccessful. Mrs. Stropp was cook I for the party that was buried, j The .dead body of P. O. Berglund, I crushed by the weight of ice, snow j and rock, was recovered. The first re port was that Betglund's wife was u victim, but it was an error. Mayor E. E. Ritchie has taken charge j of the relief work, and is employing j men and providing rations for them, i There is hope that George M. Callo-! way, who was taken out of the slide ^ 20 minutes after he was buried, badly; bruised and with a dislocated leg, will; recover. He is at the Fort Liscum J hospital. Mrs. Stropp came out from the road house to witness tho slide and was caught in the middle of it. Workers have found one of her gloves. ?Mayor Ritchie and Marshal Brenne man have asked the aid of the troops at Fort Liscum. SOPHOtfortE CLASS GIVES OTHER CLASSES PARTY ? - The Sophomore class of the Junean high school efftertalncd the other high school classes at the public school building last night. Not only were ail the high school students present, but the high school teachcre and several former members of the school were thero. The evening was spent in games and the enjoyment of an inter esting program. For an hour the stu dents aid their chaperoncs were the guests of Miss Louise Anderson, who had invited them to attend her danc ing class at Elks' hall. Supper was served by the Sophomores. The eve ning was enjoyed immensoly by hosts and guests. MISS KEMPTHORNE TP GIVE MUSICAL RECITAL I Miss Edith Kempthorne has made arrangements to give a musical re cital at Odd Felolws' hall, Tuesday evening, March 3. LATOUCHE IS COMING WITH COAL CARGO Thr l.aTouche passed Ketchikan last night and should arrive at Juneau some time tonight. She has a cargo of 500 tons of Vancouver Island coal for the City dock. ALASKAN HOTEL ARRIVALS. The following arrivals are registered at the Alaskan Hotel: Martin Token, Ole Heidre. Peters burg; George Leissner, H. E. Shook. A. M. Goodman, D. I. Moir, A. W. Quist, Seattle; J. B. Turner, Seward, I. Schoenfeldt, J. W. Blase, Tenakee; A. L. Mitchell, Portland; A. Barnett, T. B. Sirunn, San Francisco; S. L. Kanis, city. ? ? ? NOTICE. - Juneau Chapter, No. 7, O. E. S., ex tends an invitation to all Masons and their ladies to attend the Washington birthday ball to be given Monday eve ning, Fob. 23, at Elks' ball. Admis | sion, (1.50. Ladles free. ORA MORGAN, Secy. NEW NOTARIES. ! Mrs. Daniel Sutherland, wife of Sen ator Sutherland of Ruby, has been ap pointed a notary public by Gov. J. F. A. Strong. Gov. Strong also appointed . Cyril B. Wood, of Iditarod, a notary public. | FRESH 8EALSHIPT oysters at Goldstein's. 10-9-tf. TURNER RESIGNS TO RUN TOR SENATE WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. ? Former Senator George Turnor, of Washington, yesterday resigned as a member of the International Joint Commission. He will be succeeded on the commission by former Gov. Glenn, of North Caro lina. Turner To Run for Senator. SEATTLE, Feb. 21.?The resigna tion of former Senator George Turner as a member of the International Joint Commission was the last step for him to take before deciding to become a candidate for the Democratic nomina tion for United States Senator from this State. His opponents in the fight will probably be Mayor George F. Cot terlll, of Seattle, and probably State Chairman Hugh C. Todd, also of Se attle, and Judge W. W. Black, of Ev-| erett. It Is conceded that the contest j will be the most spirited intra-party light that has occurred within the | Democratic party for many .years. It \ is believed that before the end of the! contest it will result in a battle be-' tween Cotterill and Turner, with the [ progressive element of the party sup-1 porting Cotterill and the conservatives j acklng Turner. SEATTLE SPANISH WAR VETERAN IS DEAD ? SEATTLE, Feb. 21.?Cal Welbon, a Spanish War veteran who gained lo-| cal notoriety by tearing down a red flag that was being carried by local Socialists in a parade on Second ave nue, died here yesterday) PENNSYLVANIA ROAD MUST WORK UNDER LAW TRENTON, Feb. 21.?The New Jer sey legislature Is to make a thorough investigation of the Pennsylvania Ra'l road Co.'s voluntary relief fund with a view to having it placed under super vision of the State banking and insur ance department, which has charge of the execution of the new workmen's compensation law. EXCELLENT PROGRAM AT THE GRAND THEATRE "Duty and the Man"?Very exciting j 2-reel feature. Most interesting story I of early days in Canada. "Gaumont Weekly"?Most interest-1 ing weokly ever shown. Always good, j Latest events from the world. "Teacher Wanted"?Good comedy by the Majestic Film Co. The kind that you all enjoy. SUNDAY'S PROGRAM. "Their Masterpiece" ? A charming ! drama of pathos and rapture, staged j in gorgeous Southern California. "The Race"?Exciting motor boat I racing?Thanhodser. ! "Saved by the Parcels Post"?Im mense burlesque enacted exclusively for universal films, and an all-star |cast of famous authors, cartoonists, j poets, musicians, editors, etc. i Baxter's Busy Day," a refreshing i comedy. ] Remember, the Grand ? ? ? WATSON WITH SHIP. ! ~*~ j B. F. Watson, general agent of Alas ka for the Pacific Alaska Navigation i company, met the Admiral Evans in Ketchikan and will make the trip to | the Westward and return. MASONS, ATTENTION. ?+? Stated communication of Mt. Juneau i Lodge, No. 144, F. & A. M? will be held Monday evening, Feb. 23, Odd Fel-1 lows' hall. 2-21-lt. E. D. BEATTIE, Secy. GOOD HOME. * ? A little girl from 7 to 12 years of age can get a good home with school privileges. References given and re quired; address P. O. Box 103. Juneau, Alaska. . 2-214t. DISTRICT COURT NOTES. Bulger Gets Six Months. Wilbur Bulger, arrested by Patrol man Alderman of the Juneau police force, was sentenced to six months In the Federal jail for pointing a gun at another person. Mexicans Look For American Intervention 4 * Mexico Looks for Intervention. Mexico City, Fob. 21.?Rumors are In circulation here today that the United States has determin ed upon Intervention in Mexico as a result of the Benton affair. It is believed in all circles here that there can be no other outcome of the trouble. 4 rr?' 4 WASHINGTON, Feb. 21?The Mex ican situation has been brought to a point of intense International interest through the killing of William S. Ben ton, a British subject, by order of Gen. Villa. A Cabinet meeting last night considered the situation for sev eral hours. Afterward there was a long "conference between Secretary of State William J. Bryan and British Ambassador Spring-Rice. Bryan and Spring-Rice were in conference again this morning. Texans Denounce Administration. EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 21?Resolu tions condemning the administration's handling of the Mexican situation wero passed at a mass meeting last night held as a protest against the execution of William S. Benton. Great Britain Is Excited. LONDON, Feb. 21?The execution of William S. Benton at Juarez yester day has caused a sensation throughout the British Isles. All the papers are going extensively into a discussion of the whole Mexican situation. Benton Tried to Kill Gen. Villa. WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.? William S. Benton was executed by Gen. Vil la after the former tried to shoot the latter, according to a statement given out by the agents of the Constitution alists here. He drew a revolver, they say, and Gen. Villa knocked him down. Later ho was court martlaled and or dered executed. JEALOUS MEXICANS FIGHT TO DEATH LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21.?Louis VI da and Pablo Orozco, Mexicans who were in love with the same woman, locked thmselves in a room and fought a duel with revolvers. Both men are dying. LABOR FIGHTING HARD FOR EXEMPTION ?+? WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.?Organized labor has started a campaign to force the Democratic Congress to Incorpor ate in one of the pending anti-trust bills, a provision exempting labor or ganizations and farmers' associations from prosecution under the Sherman anti-trust law. RAILROAD SUPERINTENDENT DIES WITHOUT MONEY ?+? DECATUR. 111., Feb. 2L ? Douglas Chase, formerly superintendent of the Santa Fe railroad, died here last night penniless. PLAN FOR WASHINGTO N MEMORIAL BUILDING ?+? WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.?Ten ar chitects of the larger cities have been invited to prepare plans for the George Washington memorial building to be built at the capital. MARIPOSA COMING WITH FIFTY FOR JUNEAU SEATTLE, Feb. 21.?The Mariposa sailed for Alaska last night with 52 passengers for Juneau, as follows: James E. Ellenger, C. B. Walker, H. Miller, Chas. Vestal, Samuel Hodge, Mrs. V. N. Dupuy, Mamie Rickmers, G. H. Massen, F. H. Maggclson, A. H. Mann, Mrs. J. B. Bergeron, Geo. A. Wheeler, N A. Gates, Hlllman Rusl nen, llilji Molln, Miss C. Code, Mrs. D. Gordon, Samuel Miller, A. D. Bor er, W. R. Ake, J. A. Swanson, R. C. Loudermilch, H. Moses, Lee NatheBon, Esther Nelson, Anna Webber, J. J. Corrin, T. J. Daily. J. F. McDonald, J. R. Parr and 22 steerage. INDIAN APPROPRIATION BILL PASSES HOUSE WASHINGTON, Feb. 21.?The In dian appropriation bill, carrying J9, .500,000 passed the House of Rcpresen j tativcs today.