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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. in., NO. 390. JUNEAU, ALASKA, TUESDAY, FEB. 24, 1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS Standard Oil to Build Depot Here The Standard Oil company is to es tablish a large depot in Juneau almost immediately. Under the plans that are now tentatively considered, there will be one 30-foot tank, one 40-foot tank and two 20-foot tanks. It is proposed that a dock and storage warehouse will be built for the care of all the products of the compauy except fuel oil which for the present will not be handled in large quantities. It Is ex pected. however, that means will be provided later for handling fuel oil also. The supply depot will proba bly be built south of the city near the C. W. Young company's new dock and warehouse. The establishing of this depot means much to Juneau. It is one of the es sential things of industrial centers in Alaska that petroleum products be available at a minimum cost. The Ashing Aeet which consumes great quantities of gasoline for motive pow er witl also prodt greatly through the establishing of this depot. CAMP FIRE GIRLS ENJOY RECREATION On Saturday last the Camp Fire Girls took advantage of the tine spring afternoon. The Seniors and Juniors combined forces and tramped up the basin road to Shady Bend, and armed with hafthets. attacked the fallen trees, and after ma v exciting tights with tire and smoke ine fires burned out brightly on the ill side. Hazel Jaeger. Lilly Korhanen. Florence Lar son. Lillian Larson. Mable Bathe. Mary Kashaveroff. Dorothy Troy. Dorothy Hayley. and Madge Case were the suc cessful winners. With smarting eyes, grimmy hands, six girls finally had to give up their Ares as hopeless. .Mable Bathe again was most suc cessful in making the biggest Are. Lilly Korhanen running a close second, and all Went home having spent a delight ful and healthful afternoon's recrea tion, espeeialy the nine maidens who had the proud knowledge they had won their Aret woodcraft honor. THE MAHCH MUSICAL NEXT TUESDAY NIGHT Miss Edith Kempthorne will give a musical recital on Tuesday evening. March 3. in the Odd Fellows' hall. It is to be an evening with Liszt, with character sketches from his life. A feature of the evening will be a piano forte rendering, of four hands, of one of his famous symphonies by .Miss Gladys Trip pand Miss Kempthorne. This is Miss Kempthorne'8 first re cital this season; there will no doubt be a large attendance. PASSENGERS LEAVING ON THE S.S. SPOKANE The following took passage for the South, sailing on the Spokane at one o'clock yesterday morning: Stella Rob erts. Thomas Flood. Robert Jackson. W. F. Pendergast. B. W. Wilbur. E. Plow. George Bunting. Ed. Bergdal, B. A. Fareson. D. I. Moir. S. Macks. Geo. Oazman, J. M. Paley. Frank Baban. Ole Hllder, Mamie Tolsen. P. W. Reck. LENT SEASON BEGINS TOMORROW, ASH WEDNESDAY Tomorrow will be Ash Wed nesday. the first day of the holy sea son of Lent. The occasion will be ob served in the Catholic, Episcopal and Greek churches. SUIT TO RECOVER FOR GOODS SOLD The Frye-Bruhu company has filed suit in the district court against J. J. McTague of Wrangell to recover on goods furnished. NEW CITIZEN YESTERDAY. Ole Sether. a native of Norway, was yesterday admitted to citizenship by Judge R. W. Jennings of the district court. WHO FILLS YOUR PRESCRIP TIONS? Z. J. I.oussac, 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. You'll find the cosmopolitan crowd at the Stampede. 2-19-tf. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?42. Minimum?35. Cloudy. MARIPOSA COMES WITH FIRST SPRING RUSH i The Mariposa, Capt. Charles O'Brien, , arrived from the South at 6:30 last uight bringing much freight, a heavy mail aud many passengersc. There were about 170 passengers aboard~~of ' ? which 66 were for Juneau. Skagway and Cordova absorbed the greater num ber of the remainder which is an in dication that the spring rush for the interior has already set in. The following is the Juneau list: James Ellingen, C. B. Walker, H. Mil ler, Charles Vestal, Sam Hodge, Mrs. V. N. Dupuy, Miss May me Reck, Mrs. T. H. .Massey, Mrs. T. H. Magelson, A. H. Mann, Mrs. J. B. Bergerson. C. H. Garrette, Karl Owens, Grace Wheeler. P. Sanfer, N. A. Gate. Hilmi Rusinea, HIIJI Molln. Mrs. E. Cowe, Mrs. D. Gor don. Sam Miller. A. D. Bohrer, W. R. Aki. R. C. Landermilch, J. A. Swanson, H. Moses, Lee Matheson, Ester Nel son. Anna Weber, J. J. Coria, T. J. . Darby. J. P. McDonald. EL Carlson, , ? J. R. Parr and 32 steerage. HEIDELBERG OPENING ATTRACTS BIG CROWD ; The Heidelberg Billiard Parlors ? 1 were thrown open to the public last i Saturday night and attracted a large ' attendance. It is one of the most com fortably appointed amusement places in Alaska. The lobby Is large and well lighted. The furniture and fittings are of the best and well arranged. A cigar stand Is run in connection. The new pleasure resort, established by George Burford and Grant Bald win. two of the most popular men in Southeastern Alaska, starts off under auspicious circumstances and should have a successful career. IRWIN ADDITION PLACED ON MARKET The Irwin adidtion to Juneau will be placed on the market tomorrow. The property adjoins the Gold creek bridge nnd the cemetery road. It consists of 4t> lots laid out in accordance with the < topography of the location and the ; streets are made to conform with the contour of the ground. Some of the lots are in advanced stages of cultl-: vatlon and have been used as gardens, j The addition slopes gently townrd the | the hill for a distance and then rises j more abruptly. Nearly all the excel- j lent view lots and all are close in to town. The ground is patented and the streets dedicated to the city. The property is being handled by E. Val I entine and H. B. LeFevre. Tlie lots range in price from $125 to $1,000 and are sold on easy payment plan. Ten per cent, down and five per cent, of purchase price each month with six per cent, on deferred payments. ? * ? CHANGE NIGHT AT ORPHEUM The Orpheum theatre tonight will i cffer an entire change of program when the following photo plays will be pre sented : "John Arthur's Trust," a splendid Lubin drama, featuring Arthur John son, and Lotta Briscoe. "The Penitent." is a first class photo drama offered by the Essanay company. "Red Wing and the Pale Face," is a beautiful romantic Indian photo play by the Kalem company. "A Tenacious Lover," a Pathe com edy. featuring Gwendoline Patis and , William Cavanaugh, will complete a good enjoyable program. GOOD PICTURES AT THE GRAND THEATRE TONIGHT. I The show tonight is a very good program: finest selected reels from , the market: "The Wild Flower of Pino Moun tain," a frontier play that hits the mark. "Artful Gontrau," Paris Euclair com edy, a mirthful romance. Jolly pic ture comedies for a jolly audience in , our theatre. "The Hypocrite,"?We're so pleased ( to welcome you?a Victor drama. "The Mariage Lottery." very laugh able Imp comedy. Come to the Grand theatre and see | a good show. ROYAL FRUIT CO., Phono 280. ( Fresh ranch eggs by the dozen or case. 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 lil^ at Burford's. 2-16-tf EASTERN STAR BALL WAS GREAT SUCCESS * The Washington Birthday Ball, giv en by Juneau Chapter, No. 7, Order of Eastern Star, in Elks' hall, last night, without question was one of the greatest social successes of the sea son. The large auditorium was taxed to its capacity and there were many out of. town people present. The crowd was truly representative, and the spirit of fraternalism pervaded tho hall. The decorations were In the colors of the order?blue (Ada), yellow (Ruth, white (Esther), green (Mar tha), red (Electa). The Ave great hanging chandeliers were utilized for this display and also a large electric star hanging pendant over the con ter of the stage. A large star, repre senting the floor pleco of the order, covered a part of one wall. The ladles were beautifuly gowned and everybody looked happy. The music was excellent. One pleasing feature during the evening was the "Starlight Waltz" in which all of tho lights were turned low save those in the star hanging over the stage center. This number had to be repeated several times. During the interim between tho first i and second half of the program John T. Reed, formerly of Nome, made an address setting forth the objects of < the order, giving a comprehensive sketch of its work, and of its strength. ' It was announced that this was the! First Annual Washington Birthday Ball to be given by Juneau Chapter, No. 7 of the Eastern Star, and that the < custom would be established from this < date. I ANOTHER TRESPASS 1 SUIT GOES TO TRIAL Another of the Pacific Coast Co.'s trespass suits in which Chris Radml lovlch et al are the defendants, was commenced in the district court this morning. The property involved is in the Pacific Coast addition. NARTHWESTERN ARRIVALS. 1 The following arrived from the West ward on tho Northwestern yesterday: P. C. StoeBs, J. F. Pugh, H. Farr, J. J. Ucherin, A. P. Kashaveroff, F. Brown, G. A. Thayer, Mrs. J. H. Sell en. Rev. Blackwell. D. Murphy, C. N. i Stockwell. 1 ATHLETIC CLUB DANCE THURSDAY. The Juneau Atheltic club will give another of its popular dances Thurs day night. It is announced that "rag-! glng" will be barred. i DAUGHTER FOR GRAYS. The stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Latimer Gray Sunday eve ning and left a beautiful baby girl. , Little Miss Gray tips the scale at ll'/L pounds. Mother and child are pros pering. ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES Tomorrow being Ash Wednesday, or the first day of Lent, there will be services in Trinity Episcopal church at 11 a. m., with Holy Communion and ! address by Rev. G. E. Ronison. Mu sic by the full vested choir. Everyone is most cordialy welcome. + + I 1 MARINE NOTE' I I ??:??+ The Admiral Evans win dc aue irom the Westward February 28. The Spokane sailing from Seattle Saturday should arrive in Juneau Mar. 4th. The Admiral Sampson will, be due to arrive from the South Saturday next. The Al-Kl is scheduled to arrive from Seattle March 3, sailing on re turn trip same day. The Humboldt is scheduled to arrive from the South March 7, sailing on re turn trip March 8. The Princess Maquinna will sail from Vancouver next Saturday. The Marpiosa arriving from the South last night left Gastineau chan nel for the Westward at 8 o'clock this morning. The Northwestern, arriving from the Westward sailed for Seattle at?10-o'< clock yesterday forenoon. OWLS, TAKE NOTICE. There will be an organization meet ing of the Order of the Owls, held on the first Sunday in March, at Gross hall, at 8 o'clock p. m. All members of the order are requested to be pres ent. OSCAR WALLEN, ?2-24-5t. Organizer. Miss Mayme Reck returned home on the Mariposa after visiting in the States. Valdez To Fight For Railroad's Terminus ?? " T VALDEZ, Feb. 24. ? The greatest celebration In the history of Valdez took place last night when the citi zens turned outJn mass to celebrate the passage of the Alaska railroad bill. The ovent was characterized with fireworks, bon fires and speeches. Mayor E. E. Ritchie presided, and he and Judge Fred M. Brown, both of whom addressed the people, predicted wonderful development of Alaska be cause of the progressive policies of the administration. Everybody is hap py here. To Work for Terminus. A commercial organization has been formed hero to work for Vnldez to be the terminus of the government rail j road. Seattle to^Celebrate March 7th. ? SEATTLE. Feb. 27.?The people of Seattle will celebrate the passage of the Alaska railroad bill Bnrch 7th. j It Is proposed to make the celebration | one of general participation. BOLD BAD BURGLAR '* TAPS McCAUL'S TILL The McCaul cigar store was burglar ized at an early hour this morning. The thief secured ten dollars from the cash register and perhaps a small quantity of goods, being frightened away from his work by employees in the postofflco. The night prowler was very persist ent in his efforts to gt^p. admittance. He first entered by a' Sack window, i'\ reaching the clubroomi only, which he tried to open by cutting a hole through the wooden partition. He was barred from the store "by a locked door. Failing he took a towel hanging on the wall and again passing outside ascended to the roof and breaking through the skylight let himself down to the floor using the tow I as a line to lower himself a part of the distance. Clotting out was an easy .manner. ^ 5T FORMER ALASKAN KILLS HIMSELF AT TACOMA TACOMA. Feb. 24,-^els Monta. a pioneer Alaskan profcpector, disap pointed In the outcome of an Idaho mining deal, shot and klllod himself Saturday night. SENATE RATIFIES NEW ARBITRATION TREATIES WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.?The Sen ute Saturday ratified the general ar tration treaties with Great Britain, France, Japan, Italy, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Portugal and Switzerland. GATES ESTATE PAYS MINNESOTA $82,538 ST. PAUL, Minn., Fob. 24.?Minne sota's attorney-general has agreed to the probate of Charles G. Qates' will, With taxable property in that State of $2,250,000 and a $82,5,18 inheritance tax thereon. JAPAN CUTS NAVY ESTIMATES $15,000,000 ?+? TOKYO, Feb. 24.?The budget com mittee has voted to reduce the esti mates for the navy 30,000,000 yen, or about $15,000,000. SOUTHBOUND PASSENGERS ON?THE NORTHWESTERN The following took passage for the South on the Northwestern: Mrs. M. Woodworth, Miss Pauline Benz, Mrs. L. Smith, Genevieve Allen, Mrs. M. Lansing, Charles Hardy, A. W. Wood well, W. C. Leak, G. F. Forrest, Hen ry Shattuck, R. V. Nye, A. Lcandcr, lliss K. Walsh, Mrs. Thomas Bush. i AM M A D I D AC A LC.A V I HO wii if. /-*.?? . ww*-. The following took passage for the Westward on the Mariposa: For Skagwny?C. Bailey, Sadie Brown, S. Kovich. For Cordova?Miss R. Smith, P. F. Quinn, Duiican, Stewart, Anna Stearn, Jennio Roberts. For Valdez?Roso Besseman, and D. Krom. For Seward?E. C. Raine, Gus Bor gen and wife. REMOVAL NOTICE Mrs. F. A. Stevens" will move on March 1st from 131 Front street to Room 1, Malony biulding, on Seward street. 2-24-Bt. ViI VI 'to' ' ? ? ? ' "250" IS OUR telephone number; w? deliver im mediately. JUNEAU DRUG CO. Night Service There is a night bell at the Juneau Drug Co., opposite Alaskan Hotel. Phono 260. 2-24-tf. GOOD HOME. A little girl from 7 to 12 yenrs oi age can get a good home with school privileges. References given and re quired; address P. O. Box 103, Juneau j Alaska. 2-214t SEVEN LOSE LIVES IN LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES. Fob. 24.?All told seven lives were lost In the floods that raged In this city and surrounding country from Wednesday until the end of last wook. The damage to property Is estimated at $4,500,000. The floods are abating. Los Angeles Helpless. (By Marconi Wireless Telegraph) | SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 21? Los Angeles Is completely inundated. The damago done will run Into millions. Today thousands are homeless. No telegraph or telephone systems are working. Not a wheel Is moving In t Los Angeles or In nearby towns and . cities. The country within a radius miles wide Is under water. All busi ness Is paralyzed. The bridges arci down and gone. The streets of thoj city are surging streams. Every river ; in the country for miles is a raging torrent, and thousands upon thous ands of acres are under water. All j communication with stricken city is by wireless. BANDITS HOLD UP INTERURBAN TRAIN TACOMA, Feb. 24?A Scattle-Ta-! coma Interurban train, outbound, was I held up at the Meadows Sunday night! and 60 passengers robbed of $400. I The robbers escaped. Washington Bandits Still at Large. SEATTLE. Feb. 24.?The Seattle Tacoma Interurban and the Great Northern bandits are still at large. Posses are searching for both. The $30,000-reward for the Great Northern bandits Is stimulating the chase for them. ROTTERDAM SECOND PORT IN EUROPE LONDON. Feb. 24.?In 1913 Rotter dam was the second harbor In Conti ; nental Europe, with port tonnage of I 13,910,000 tons, compared with 14,- J 180,000 tons for Hamburg. IRON AND STEEL PLANTS MORE ACTIVE NEW YORK, Feb. 24?Advises state that steel plants at Birmingham, Ala bama, and Wheeling, West Virginia, have resumed on full time, and that; the American Sheet & Tin Plate Co.! is operating at capacity at Its differ ent plants. GERMANY LAUNCHE8 HER SEVENTEENTH DREADNAUGHT +? ? BERLIN, Feb. 24.?The 17th dread-! naught for the German navy was launched Saturday and christened "Kronprinz." TACOMA MAN GETS U. 8. MARSHALSHIP WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.?John M. Boyle, of Tacomn, now serving as United States marshal for Western Washington by emergency appoint ment froln the Attorney-General, was today nominated for the office by the President. NEW TRIAL FOR BECKER. ALBANY, N. Y., Feb. 24.?Police Captain Becker, of New York, con victed of murder, waB given a new trial today by the court of appeals. HENRY MOHR IS DEAD AT CITY OF DESTINY TACOMA. Feb. 24.?kenry Molirt one of the most prominent business men of this city, died here Sunday. Mrs. Victor N. Dupuy, who has been visiting in Puget Sound cities for sev ! eral woekB, returned home on the Mar I Iposa. Henry Moses, the woll known fur , buyer, returned to Juneau from an ex . tended visit In the States. I Great Britain Not to Intervene in Mexico REDFIELD SAYS CONDITIONS GOOD WHEELING, W. Va., Feb. 24? Ap pearing as spokesman of the admin istration on industrial and commercial problems before the Wheeling Board of Trade last night, Secretary of Com merce William C. Redfleld said: "Marked improvement in the condi tions of the industrial and commercial Tegions of the country has come, c reviving courage and destroying t alarm. The but recent removal t of the tariff duties has resulted in a ? tendency, clearly and openly, in the | direction of reducing the cost of food ( and clothing. Climatic conditions and | not business depression arc responsi- t ble for the number of unemployed in!a New York and other large industrial j t centers." I j SULZER STILL AFTER I THE GOVERNORSHIP I ALBANY, N. Y., Feb. 24.?Former Gov. William Sulzer has instituted le gal proceedings before Justice Chester 1 of the Supreme court to regain the ? Governorship. The court issued an or- e dor to the comptroller to show cause t why a writ of mandamus compelling him to pay Sulzer the salary attach ing to the office of Governor should not be Issued. - C ?^?? ? * I MURPHY MAKES FORTUNE t OUT OF BASEBALL 1 CHICAGO. Feb. 24.?Charles W. t Murphy who sold under pressure Sun- j; day his controlling interest in the Chi* cngo National League baseball team said he has done pretty well anyhow and is glad that he entered baseball d as a business. t "I started into the game on a shoe- h string," he saidj" and now I am a worth $1,000,000 at least." Reloase of Evers Caused Retirement. CHICAGOfl Feb. 24.?Dissatisfaction'n among baseball players and fans, a which reached a climax when Johnny c Evers was displaced on the Cubs, caus- j ed the enforced retirement of Murphy t from the control and management of the Chicago National League baseball club. More than 20,000 fans signed a "Never Again" agreement, pledging i themselves not to attend a National <j League baseball game In Chicago as long as Murphy remained in control of the Cubs. ( NEW EXPRESS RATES i GETTING BUSINESS r CHICAGO, Feb. 24?The business of c express companies in showing an in- < crease and parcel post business a slight ( decrease in Chicago. New express ? rates are responsible for both. FORMER SENATOR HENRY M. TELLER IS DEAD;t DENVER, Colo., Feb. 24?Henry M. , Teller, formerly United States Sena- t tor, and - former Secretary of the In- i tcrior, died here yesterday. ?.? - |< AMERICAN MARINES AT CAPE HAYTIEN (By Marconi Wireless Telegraph) PORT AU PRINCE, Feb, 21. ? | American marines landed at Cape | Haytien today. The Haytien rebels , were driven into the City of Cape Hay- , tlen after sharp lighting. ? KAISER TO ANSWER I DEWEY'S STATEMENT (By Marconi Wireless Telegraph) BERLIN. Feb. 21.?The Kaiser is personally editing a statement that Is | to be Issued as the expression of Ger many In reference to the attack made | on Admiral Bewey for his statements | about the conduct of the German fleet | at Manila during the Spannish war. N. P. TRAIN DERAILED AND ENGINEER DEAD TACOMA. Feb. 24.?A Northern Pa I clflc passenger train bound from St. : Paul to Seattle was derailed at Black ! River Junction Saturdny night. Chas. Dulun, the engineer of the train, re siding at Seattle, was killed. CURRENCY LAW TO HELP BANKING NEW YORK, Feb. 24.?Vice-Presl dent. May of the Guaranty Trust Co. of New York, one of the authorities of the country on foreign exchange and International money, expresses the opinion that the new currency law should prove a powerful corrective of present eratlc and haphazard methods in this country. LONDON, Feb. 24.?"Though condl ions in Mexico are causing the great ;st injury to British interests we do lot propose to attempt an intervention vhich would be futile and impolitic." laid Under Secretary of Foreign Af airs Hood in the House of Commons ast night. Bryan Orders Investigation. WASHINGTON, Feb. 24.?Secretary >f State William J. Bryan has ordered hat a far-reaching investigation into he killing of William S. Benton at Ju irez be made. He has informed Brlt sh Ambassador Spring-Rice of his ac ion. He also delivered to tho Brit sh ambassador all the information hat he has received concerning the .ffair. Tho reports that were delivered o the British ambassador say that Jenton was executed after a trial by :ourt martial. The reports have been ransmitted to the government at London. Bryan and Wilson Confer. WASHINGTON. Feb. 24?President Voodrow Wilson and Secretary of ? Itate William J. Bryan had an extend d conference over the Mexican sltua ion Sunday, Germans Land Men and Guns. VEHA CRUZ. Mex., Feb. 24?The ommander, of the German cruiser )resden, which Is In the harbor at his place, has shipped to the German egatlon at Mexico City two machine ;uns and 40,000 rounds of ammunl Ion, accompanied by a squad of blue ackets In civilian dress. American Marines Land. VERA CRUZ, Mex.. Feb. 24.?The etail of American bluejackets on du y at the American consulate here ias been withdrawn and replaced by , guard of picked marines. Constitutionalists Honor Madero. MERMOSILLO, Mex., Feb. 24. ? The anniversary of the overthrow of ind the killing of the late Fran :Ieco T Madero was observed In all >arts of the Republic under the con rol of the Constitutionalists. Diaz Reaches New York. NE WYORK, Feb. 24.?Gen. Felix )iaz arrived here from Havana Sun lay. ^Britain Mnu Action. By Marconi Wireless Telegraph) WASHINGTON. Feb. 21.?It is ru nored here that action will be do nanded of the United States by Great 3ritain on account of the execution if William S. Benton by Gen. Villa. Secretary of State Bryan is accused >f suppressing facts submitted by U. 5. consuls in Mexico Mexican Troops' Train Wrecked. VERA CRUZ, Mex., Feb. 24. ? A rain carrying a company of infantry rom Mexico City to Jalpa was dyna nited by Constitutionalists last night ind 55 officers and men and the Eng ish engineer of the train were killed. ~ r dm a wv TO IMPROVE APIA NAVAL STATION (By Marconi Wireless Telegraph) BERLIN, Feb. 21. Germany proposes mmediately to improve the naval sta :ion at Apia. This action is deemed leceBBary on account of the changed conditions that will prevail with the completion of the Panama canal. FRENCH MARINE ENGINEERS' STRIKE IS SPREADING ?+? (By Marconi Wireless Telegraph) MARSEILLES, France, Feb. 21.?A strike of the engineers employed by the Messengcries Maratime company, the largest French steamship company, has reached serious proportions and Is spreading. WELL KNOWN INSURANCE MAN NOW IN JUNEAU (By Marconi Wireless Telegraph) Major A. E. Ransom, division super intendent of the Northern Life Insur ance company, well known in Juneau, accompanied by Mrs. Ransom, arrived on the Spokane and will be in the city for sometime in the interest of his company. Major and Mrs. Ransom are guests at the Cain Hotel. PRINCE WILLIAM FORMALLY ACCEPTS ALBANIAN THRONE NEUWEID, Germany. Feb. 24. ? Prince William of Weld yesterday for mally acepted the throne of Albania as King that was tendered to him by Essad Pasha, defender of Scutari, who headed a deputation of Albanian notables.