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THE ALASKA J3AILY EMPIRE
VOL. III., NO. 392. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, FEB. 26, 1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS Final action on railroad bill may come today Constitutionalists Attack City of Mazatlan MEXICO CITY. Feb. 26.?General Angeles, at the head of a force of Con stitutionalists. last night begun an at tack on the Pacific port of Mazatluu. Maxatlan shares with Guaymns the distinction of being the princapal Mexican Pacific seaport. Reported Huerta Won't Let American Marines Land. MEXICO CITY. Feb. 26?Provisional I 'resident Huerta has refused a request of the United States for permission to send 2.000 marines to guard the United States legation at this place. The request was made, it is reported, i because of the growing unrest at the 1 National capital, and because the Unit-1 ed States desires to be in position to i protect all foreigners in the city in case of necessity. President Denies Report. WASHINGTON. Feb. 26.?President Woodrow Wilson this afternoon au tuori-ed a denial of the story that the ; United States had made a request to bend marines to .Mexico City. Will Not Examine Benton's Body. WASHINGTON. Feb. 26.?At a con ference between Secretary of State Bryan and British Ambassador Spring Rice today it was decided that Brit ish Consul Percival will not proceed ! to Juarez to examine Benton's body until better arrangements can be! made. Gustav Bauch Is Alive. EL PASO. Tex., Feb. 26.?A. Mich aells, son of a Brooklyn, X. Y? bank er, who was released yesterday after being Imprisoned for eleven days at Juarez, says Gustav Bauch, the Ger man citizen who was reported as slain j at the same time William S. Benton ; was killed, is in jail at Juarez. Carden Returning to Washington Again. VERA CRUZ. Mex.. Feb. 26.? Sir | Lucien Carden. for many years Brit-' ish minister at Mexico and recently recalled, arrived here from Mexico on his way to Washington again. Carden is interested in Mexican investments and returned to Mexico in connection with them. STEEL COMING EOR SHEEP CREEK MILLS General Manager B. L. Thane, of the Alaska Gastineau Mining company, expresses himself as being very well satisfied with the progress that is be ing made in all departments of the de velopment and construction work now un,der wawy. He is much pelased at present weather conditions and would like to have a guarantee that winter! is absolutely over. "We could begin' preliminary worwk at Salmon creek right now," he said, "if certain that there would be no more winter weath er. The steel to be used in the con- j struction of the coarse crushing plant for the first unit of the reduction works at Sheep creek, is already shippped and will soon be on the ground. "The erection of this part of the enterprise will begin almost immed iately. The foundation spaces are cleared and the forms set for the pouring of cement that goes into the massive concrete foundations of the main mill building, which is to be of steel also. It is expected that this work will begin soon. "If the present brand of weather continues a little longer it is quite likely that preliminary work will start on the Salmon creek dam con struction. It will require some time to get the machinery in working order for the resumption of dam construc tion and as it is desired to finish the work as soon as possible which will begin as early as Is practicable. "At Perseverance good progress is being made and the crews kept filled so as to utilize every unit of power available for machine work. The Sheep creek tunnel is also being driv en with the utmost speed and is now nearing completion." THE WEATHER TODAY. ? ? Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?II. Minimum?31. Precipitation?.33. Partly cloudy; rain. HESSE GETS KATMAI IN CONVULSIONS 4 \V. A. Hesse, the well known deputy U S. mineral land surveyor, who last year entered the moving picture game, MMtaed through Juneau on the North western enroute to Seattle to make arrangements for the finishing and completion of his rare collection of animated nature. He was successful in getting splendid exposures of Kat mai in action during that period when it is said to have been one of the most violent convulsions of nature ever re corded by man. Mr. Hesse and his assistant, Melvin Horner, were tho first and only per sons to reach the crater, and this was only accomplished after a heart breaking mush lasting three days and two nights traveling Incessantly dur ing the month of June last year. It was a most hazardous undertaking, in volving the crossing of glaciers with yawning crevices; fording of swift glacial streams: and gruelling tramps ov?-r a rough country with heavy packs on their backs. * ?a tho VnHnnnl Hmv e\ CUUiiiuuiut wv uiv graphic magazine states that the eruption at Katmai was the cause of lowering the world's temperature sev en degrees centigrade during the per iod that the minute particles of dust encircled the globe. The desolation wrought in the direct path of the vol canic ash. Mr. Hesse says, is some-: thing awful?for miles the grey sll- ( ence is oppressive, not even the buz zing of an insedt to break the solemn hush. On Kenai peninsula Mr. Hesse also : took some excellent views of wild i moose at close range, in some in-1 stances getting as close as 17 feet to the monsters. He saw 102 of the animals while engaged in exposing the, film. Many other interesting and rare; scenes of activity were also recorded on the film. He was occupied for ten months in the work that has just been finished and has secured alto-1 gether 8,000 feet of the rarest views | of nature obtainable. He expects that: there will be great demand from edu cational institutions and by the gener al public for his collection. It is within the probabilities that Mr. Hesse will return to Juneau in the early spring and continue the work in which he has been so successful. FAMOUS MARKSMAN IS JUNEAU VISITOR ?I? Fred V. Berger, famous throughout the country as a "shooting" man, Is a Juneau visitor. He arrived from the Westward on the Mariposa and will i remain here for some time. Mr. Berg- i er is not the same kind of a shooting man as "Wild Bill," or "Bat" Master son wer.?for as far as it is known, he never killed anyone unless It was when as a volunteer soldier he fought for Uncle Sam in the Philippines through out the Spanish War and the insur rection that followed it?but he Is one of the crack rifle, shotgun and re volver shots of the country. He has won all manner of prizes for his shoot- i ing and was a member of tho famous Washington National Guard rifle team that won first place at Seagirt, N. J., and again at Columbus, O.. at different 1 ranges. Mr. Berger represents the Peters ; cartridge company in the North and . gives shooting exhibitions. He gave !a good exhibition at Juneau last spring and will give another this year If he is successful in securing a suitable ? place. 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. ?2-24-5L Organizer. 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. I Alaska. 2-214t. WANTED?Girl or woman for gen eral work In small boarding house. In quire Mrs. Hackett. 448 Front street. Phone 223. 2-26-31. The Bull Moose has a free reading room in connection. 396 Front st. ?2-26-tf. SUIT TO PREVENT PATENT TO CLAIM ?+? An injunction suit was tiled this mornlns involving a well known min ing claim in the Sheep creek basin. Carrie Z. Denny, owner of the Law rence quartz lode mining claim, has begun an action against John K. Ma. lony et al, owners of tho Gould and Curry lode mining claim to restrain the latter from obtaining patent to ground alleged to bo a part of the Lawrence claim. The complaint sets forth that the Lawrcnco claim was located in Janu ary, 1912, and that the Gould and Cur ry claim was located prior to the lo cation of the Lawrence; that the Gould and Curry claim covered different ground according to the location no tice filed and the staking, and in no wise conflicted with the Lawrence claim, but that the defendants caused a survey of the Gould and Curry in which the original position of the Gould and Curry has been survey so ' as to move the corners of same and Include an area in conflict with tho . Lawrence claim; that defendants are seeking to patent the Gould and Cur ry claim according to this survey, in. cludlr.g a part of the Lawrenco claim. , Plaintiff asks the court to decree the land in question to the owner of the Lawrence claim and perpetually en join the defendants from proceeding J with the application for patent to that portion of the ground belonging to the Lawrence claim, and for the costs of the action. GREENBAUM COMES TO JUNEAU TO REMAIN , A. Greenbaum. who was In Juneau last fall with a line of ladies wearing apparel. Is here again nnd, he says, to , remain permanently. He has opened temporarily, at least. In the Franklin , hotel building, next door to the post- t office, where he has a line of lauies' ( spring clothing nnd millinery. "When here with Mr. Epstein, last fall." said Mr. Greenbaum, "I became , impressed with the outlook for Juneau, , and determined then, as I announced In an interview given The Empire, that I would return to the city to stay. , I know no place on the Pacific Coast with better prospects than Juneau of fers. The town is growing fast, it is prosperous and it has all the neces sary elements of permanency." Mr. Greenbaum opened his stock of goods for inspection yesterday. , t , INGERSOLL-RAND PEOPLE ARE HERE IN FORCE The Ingersoll-Rand branch recently I established in Juneau has at the pres ent time quite a force of representa tives on the ground. First, there is District Sales Manager S. G. Murray, R. W. Douglas of the sales department ir the Seattle branch, Frank Carroll the new sales manager of the Juneau branch, and D. J. Blackburn in charge of the Juneau depot and warehouse. All of then) are agreed that the Ju neau field looks very Inviting and that it Is just beginning to open up. It is announced this morning that along with the Ingersoll-Rand products the depot will handle the A. S. Cameron steam pumps, being direct agents for the pump works. PORTLAND HOUSE HAS JUNEAU REPRESENTATIVE ?+? Anticipating the appearance of the direct line of steamers between Alas ka and Portland that will be started soon by the Pacific Steamship com-? pany, of which W. F. Swan, formerly of Juneau, Is at the head, the Marshall Wells Hardware company, of Port i land, has invaded the Alaska field. C. N. Stockwell Is the Alaska representa tive of the company, and he will make his headquarters at Juneau. He is in the city at the present time, having ar- j rived from the Westward on the Mar-i iposa. He will be here most of the time, though making frequent trips to other sections of Alaska. Mr. Stockwell and Fred V. Bergcr. of the Peters Cartridge company, have been traveling together. Tho Mar shall-Wells Hardware company are the jobbers for the Peters people. "250" IS OUR telephone number; we deliver Im mediately. JUNEAU DRUG CO. Night Service There is a night bell at the Juneau Drug Co.. opposite Alaskau Hotel. Phone 260. 2-24-tf. REMOVAL NOTICE Mrs. F. A. Stevens will move on March let from 131 Front street to Room 1, Malony biuldlng, on Seward street. 2-24-5L Congress to Investigate Report of Seal Killing WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.?The Con- < gressionnl investigation of the condl- i tion of the Prlbilof islands fur seal < herds will include a proof of the 1 I charge made by Henry W. Elliott that the slaughter of seals was winked at during tho administration of Secre tary of Commerce Charles Nagel. C. P. R. WILL NOT USt PANAMA WASHRINGTON. Fob. 26.?The Ca nadian Pacific Railroad company let , it be known yesterday that it does ( not intend to operate its ships through the Panama canal. It announced that ' it could see no advantage to the com- < pany in changing the routing of its t traffic. i PRAISE FOR WORK i OF MISS KEMPTHORNE That Miss Edith Kempthome, who Mil give the peoplo of Juneau an eve. i ning with Liszt next Tuesday evening. Is capable of bearing well the respon sibility which she has assumed, is tes tified to by the reception thnt has been t given her performances as a musician | in the past. For instance, the Nelson , Coloi.'? of the leading newspar , per ' New Zealand,.In a criticism | of - . opln recital given by MIbs i Kempthome that occupies a half col umn, among other thlngB, says: ] "A large audience assembled in the t Druid's hall nBt evening to hear Miss j Kempthome deliver a Chopin lecturo ' and recital. The function was in every | way a credit to thA-performer. Her i reminiscences of the gfe&l artist's life ] and works were delivered with an ease ; of diction and address which revealed the lady as a platform speaker of talent. The lending of the descrip tive and musical phases of the recital was most happy, and, furnished with the circumstances nnder which the In- i spiration reached the author, greater < appreciation was felt for it when re. < vealed by the piano. ? *???' , "The final portions or tno composers life were recounted to a much im pressed audience. As for Miss Kemp thorne's playing one can speak with entrusiasm. The finger-play in the powerful passages, and the legatisslmo ] touch which threw into relief most of the pluintive bars, proved how effec tively this performer had developed her talent. The wide arpeggios, the changing modifications of tone, wnich abound in so many of Chopin's pro ductions, all received capable treat ment. The performer had not chosen as her examples of Chopin's compost, tion by any means the easiest of his works, but she proved equal to the task she undertook. Modern convention de mands that a recital program shall be given wholly, or almost, from memory, and that Miss Kcmpthornc ably fol lowed the custom is a tribute to her faculties." ADMIRAL LINE STEAMERS WILL CALL AT DOUGLAS George McCarthy, local agent for the Pacific Alaska Navigation com pany today announces that Douglas is to bo a regular port of call for the Ad miral Line steamers. The Admiral Evans, leaving Cordova last night, will be In Juneau it Is announced Friday night and. will stop at Douglas South bound for passengers. If the vessel gets in early enough a stay will be made for public inspection, and the people of Douglas and Treadwell are extended an Invitation to visit the ship while in port. DANCING PARTY AT THE CROWTHER HOME Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Crowther enter tained a number of the younger set with a dancing party in their hand some home on Gastincau- Heights last night. Those present beside the hosts included Mrs. A. A-.Gabbs, Mrs. W. S. Pullen, Mr. and Mrs. 'Allen Chamber lain, Mr. and Mrs. Z. Bradford, Miss Folsom, Miss Hold, Miss Hyde, Miss Crowther, Miss Behrcnds, and Messrs. J. F. Mullen, Earle C. Jameson, Ralph Henley, E. Lang Cobb, Roland Mar tin, and Ralph Martin. CLUB DANCE THURDAY. The Juneau Athletic Club gives an other of its fine dances next Thursday night, February 26th, in Elks' hall. Good orchestra, good crowd, good time and plenty of it . Don't forget the date, Thursday, tho 26th. > SNOWFALL COVERS J EAR SOUTHLAND 5 ?4? t! WASHINGTON, Feb. 26?Snow In- 8 faded the far South last night. It Tell In many sections whero It has not n been seen for 20 years. Two inches ii if It fell at Savannah. A white man tle covers both of the Carol Inns and t most of Georgia this morning. Thous inds of people nre seeing snow for the first time In their lives. The temperature at all Atlantic t| points continues low. FORMER WASHINGTON " OFFICIAL DROPS DEAD b ?4? BELLINGHAM, Wash., Feb. 26. ? " loseph L. Mohundro, formerly Wash [ngton State bank examiner, died of J ippoplexy last night at this place. He vfts stricken on a Great Northern _ train while enrouto to Sumas, and was ' Drought here. J..L. Mohundro was one of the best known business men and politicians In ? the State. For many years he was a r' Republican leader of Southeastern N Washington. He owned several large 1 farms In Columbia County, where he j ?lso was interested In banking. He Q tias resided at Seattle for several ^ years. n ??? MILITANAT SUFFRAGETTES " BURN HISTORIC CHURCH f DUNDAR, Scotland, Feb. 26-?Mill- j ^ Lant suffragettes thh> morning burned the historic parish church Whlteklrk, _ erected in 1297 and containing relics of Cromwell's rout. NEBRASKAN KILLS f SELF AT SEATTLE ;y * 'o SEATTLE, Feb. 26.?His suit for|c her hand rejected by Miss Minnie N?l-'j( son, Benjamin Cummlngs, aged 25 years, son of J. B. Cummlngs, a Le-,j( banan, Nebraska, banker, shot and killed himself at her home last night. . , , ? ? J SEATTLE SCHOOL POPULATION GROWS * C SEATTLE, Feb. 26?A compilation^ just completed shows that there are i ^ 2100 more students enrolled in the Se- j ( attle public schools now than ever be fore in the history of the city. That \ is the lead of the present enrollment 1 over the total for last year, the pre j vious high record. INSTALLING SIGNAL BELL ON CITY DOCK j' The city Is installing a bell at the | ( city dock to be used for a fog signal ( and for Are alarm purposes as occas- ( ion may require. The need of a fog signal has long been realized, accord-j ing to waterfront men. While It will J not often be called into action on ac-1 count of fogs, it will be of great bone-. ^ At whecn needed. It will also serve a ( good purpose as a Are alarm until j ( such time as the Gamewell system is in working order. PACIFIC COAST CO. WIN TRESPASS SUIT -+~ , The Jury trying the ease of the Pa cific Coast company against Chris. Radmilovich and others in which title to lots 1, 2, 3, and 4. of block "T," Pacific Coast addition was involved, took the case at 2 o'clock this after- ( noon and returned a verdict for plain tiff after being out about ten minutes. DE BLONDEAU AGAINST H. L. FAULKNER ON TRIAL This afternoon the damage suit of J. H. DeBlondcau against Marshal H. L. Faulkner went to trial. The litiga tion is over property alleged to have been wrongfully seized by Marshal Faulkner and plaintiff seeks recovery of damages alleged to have resulted from such seizure. MRS. GUNNISON TO ENTERTAIN ? ? Tomorrow afternoon Mrs. R. A. Gun nison will entertain at bridge in her beautiful new home. V Senate Conferees Agree To House Amendments )ICK RYAN TALKS ON COAL BILL I WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.?Richard i, . Ryan, better known in Alaska and I ( Washington as "Dick" Ryan, appear-1, d before the House committee on!, 'errltories yesterday and discussed |' he Ferris coal land leasing bill. He', aid that he spoke for prospective j jssees of lands In the Bering river ( eld. He objects to the clause In the; leasurc providing that-it would not ' iterfere with vulid existing claims. |' )UTCH INVESTORS ARE BUYING HEAVILY AMSTERDAM, Feb. 26.?Dutch in- ] estors are buying American Indus- j rial stockB In large sums. They as Ign as the reason for It that while he revival in business has not gone , ir as yet the new American tariff ill cannot fail to Stimulate American lanufacturlng, and the new currency ill is a guaranty thnt the country will , uve enough money to meet all bus less necessities. ( JEW YORK TO BE IRON AND STEEL CENTER , ? ? J NEW YORK, Feb. 26.?Dr. Edward W. Pratt, head of the Industrial Bu cau of the Merchant's Assciatlon of lew York, says: "American, English), nd German capitalists, working indc- ( endently, arc purchasing great tracts f land on the New Jersey and Staten sland shore fronts for the establish lent of iron and steel plants, which , rill make New York the greatest cen- ] er of steel production in the world. >r. Pratt figures the best iron and teel can be made there at least 15 ton cheaper than In Pittsburgh." NCOME TAX MAY NOT REACH HOPES WASHINGTON, Feb. 26?It is now eared that the income tax will not ' leld nearly as much as the $80,000, 00 annually originally estimated, be ause of confusion over operation of aw and the unfamiliarity of the pub ic, and even government officials, with ts provisions. HAY SETTLE ANOTHER ANTI-TRUST SUIT WASHINGTON, Feb. 26?Attorney Jeneral James C. McReynolds and at orneys for the American Can and 'orn Products Co. are negotiating for he settlement of suits brought under ne Sherman anti trust law. COMMITTEE TO SELECT PRESIDENT OF ROAD ?+? BOSTON, Fob. 26.?The Journal lays Richard Olney, James M. Pren lergast, and Samuel Carr have been (elected as a committee by the direc ors of the Boston and Maine Railroad, o pick a "man for the presidency of he road. Gov. Walsh May Be Director. WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.?Gov. Da /id I. Walsh, of Massachusetts, may 3e asked by the Department of Jus-; ice to become a director of the Bos-1 on and Maine Railroad. ROSTON HAS STEAMER SERVICE WITH INDIA BOSTON. Feb. 26. ? A steamship servico was started this week between Boston and Rangoon, India, by the Kllerman and Bucknell Steamship Co., of London, and the Hansa Line, of Bremen, acting jointly. TONNAGE TAX FOR MICHIGAN COPPER ?+? WASHINGTON, Fob. 26.?Secretary William B. Wilson of the Department of Labor says that public sentiment In Michigan is in favor of laying a ton nage tax on all copper mined In the Stnte Is growing. MINE WORKERS AND EMPLOYERS TO AGREE NEW YORK, Feb. 26.?President White of the United Mine Workers of America says he expects an early ad justment of the differences between soft coal miners and employers. FRESH SEALSHTPT oysters at Goldstein's. 10-9-tf. WASHINGTON. Feb. 26?'The Alas- , ka railway bill was taken up In cotl() ferenco by the Senate and House ; hers of the conference committee - aqj terday. There Is very prospct ui :he bill will be returned to the Sent noa ind House for final action today. TL jj Senate managers are ready to nccej? jj learly all of the House amendment tvith the exception of the mandato. provision that all spurs of the rot shall be of standard guage. SEATTLE MEN COMMIT SUICIDE YESTERP SEATTLE. Feb. 26.?A. E. Jenjj iged 38, and A. B. Williams, ageu u- " both committed suicide at this Hit;* yesterday. Both used chloroform and aoth had money. In neither case is iny cause known for the rash acts. W. H. WEST BECOMES GEORGIA SENATOR ?*? ATLANTA, Ga., Feb. 26. ? W. H. West, of Valdosta, was yesterday ap pointed United States Senator to suc ked the late Senator Augustus O. Ba. :on by Gov. John M. Slayton. NEARLY 1,000 LOST IN THREE MONTHS NEW YORK, Feb. 26. ? Statistics pubuished here show that 961 New Workers have disappeared in the last Lhree months. Of this number 297 were women and girls. Only 194 of ihose who disappeared were found. HOSIERY WORKERS GET MORE PAY ??? PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 26. ? The differences between W. F. Taubell ho siery mill, of this city, and their 3000 employees have been settled by art! tratlon. Under the agreement employ ees obtain an advance in wages. NEW YORK EXCHANGE AFTER "BUCKET SHOPS" ? NEW YORK, Feb. 25. ? The New York Stock Exchange will endeavor to wipe out "bucket shops" by more careful supervision over the transmis sion of quotations between cities. A committee has been appointed to draw up a new contract with the Western Union, which will make it practically impossible for buck shop managers to get a wire service. ROCKEFELLER MAY PAY $3,000,000 INCOME TAX CLEVELAND, 0? Feb. 25. ? John D. Rockefeller denies that he is to abandon his Cleveland home, and the internal revenue collector in Ohio hopes to collect $3,000,000 income tax from him. CHARGES FILED AGAINST WASHINGTON CITY JUDGE WASHINGTON, Feb. 26. ? Wado Cooper, the financier, has filed charges of professional and official misconduct against Justice Daniel I. Wright of the District of Columbia Supreme court. Ho characterizes Justice Wright as a disgrace to the judiciary of the Nation. SAMPSON SAILS; BIG PASSENGER LIST ?*? SEATTLE, Feb. 26.?The Admiral Sampson sailed for Alaska last night with a big passenger list. The fol lowing were for Juneau: W. F. Ross, H. C. Anderson, J, W. Frazer, Charles H. Walker, M. E. Levy, Miss Hazel Fobs, Mrs. B. Barclay, J. Wooden, W. Y. Keyser, A. Hahs. W. D. Lawrence, Miss Hazel Elkins, Cath erine Young, Ross M. Patterson, Mrs. Emma S. Sherman, Peter Knudsen, R. W. Silver and wife, Walter Range, Dr. C. C. Finley, wife and three chil dren, O. Olsen, F. L. Cleary, B. E. Johnson, Mrs. Hazel McKinnon, J. K. Merry, C. Johnson, C. Bymer, M. C. Hurd, Archie McDonald, Frank Brennan, and nine steerage. ROSENTHAL MURDERERS TO HANG IN APRIL ALBANY, N. Y., Feb. 26.?The New York State Court of Appeals has fixed the date for the execution of the four Rosenthal gunmen who are under sen tence of death for his murder for the week beginning April 12th.