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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. III., NO. 400. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1914. ? PRICE, TEN CENTS RAILROAD BILL IS READY TOR PRESIDENT WILSON Congress Will Sustain Wilson on Tree Tolls WASHINGTON. March 7.?A poll of the Saute and House of Represen tatives completed yesterday shows a large majority in both houses in fa vor of the repeal of the law giving American" coastwise ships free use of the Panama-canal. It is believed that majorities of all three political par ties that are represented in Congress will vote to sustain the President. Press Praise President. LONDON. March 7.?The press of all the European capitals continue to give President Woodrow Wilson un stinted praise for the courageous and broad stand he has taken on the question of the Panama tolls. The Telegraph newspaper of this city says the message demonstrates anew that "a statoman of the first magnitude was thrust into the politi cal affairs of the world when Wood row Wilson was called from the head of a State of secondary importance to be President of the Great Republic." It predicts that the impress of the Wilson and Bryan administration will be felt for generations in affairs among Nations." Other London papers are hardly less extravagant in their praise. WOULD WORK U. S. PRISONERS ON ROADS ?+? Marshal H. L. Faulkner appeared before the city council at last night's session and addressing that body ask ed the co-operation of the city to the end that the Federal prisoners might! be worked on the public highways leading from Juneau. He stated that he had taken the matter up with the) Department of Justice but that it would aid him much in getting the de sired result if the city would coop erate. The custodian of the Federal prisoners stated that the Federal Jail had entirely too many prisoners and that men were encouraged to become inmates because they had an easy liv ing up there, but that he believed that, it was not good for the prisoners nor for the community for them to be idle. He had read in The Empire, he said, an appeal to the merchants of Juneau from the Nelson stage manager, ask-j ing help on the Sheep creek road and he thought this would be a good place? for his charges to do some wholesome work. Councilman J. B. Marshall was di rected to prepare a suitable resolution embodying the sense of the city coun cil in favor of working the Federal prisoners on the government roads leading out of Juneau and to present the same to Marshal Faulkner. SKAGWAY INCREASES ITS BOWLING LEAD ?4? Skagway incerased her lead over Juneau by 122 pins last night. The record was: Skagway 2594 Juneau 2472 Treadwell 2269 The White Pass wires are down, and there has been no report received from Whitehorse and Dawson. With two-thirds of the games of the tournament completed the teams total as follows: Skagway 9967 Juneau ........ 9S12 Treadwell .!... 8951 ?Dawson 7249 ?Whitehorse ... 7082 (??One series missing.) The record of Juneau's players last night was as follows: Barragar 181 140 171?492 Dr. Kaser 160 200 167?527 Winn 136 136 165?137! Dickinson 130 195 121?446 Hunter 187 224 159?570 Totals 794 895 783 2472 High average. Hunter. 190; high score. Hunter, 224. START WORK ON BIG FLUME MONDAY NEXT The Juneau Construction company has been awarded the contract for building the big concrete aqueduct for the Juneau Water company on Gold creek. The structure is deelgned to carry the water of Gold creek from the present dam over and past the springs alongside the creek bank and which are the source of supply to the city water system. Work will start on the construction Monday morning, accord ing to Charles Quackenbush. manager of the constructing company. The big flume is to be twenty feet wide with sides ranging from ten feet at the in take to Ave feet at the point of de livery. and it will be 240 feet long. The concrete entering into the struc ture will be re-lnfcrce<fc with steel rods making it very durable. The struc !s to replace wooden flumes that were periodically washed out. It will cost approximately $4,000 and is to be fin ished in 30 days. CHICAGO HOUSE TO HAVE OFFICE HERE J. A. Magtll. representing the Chica go house of Swift and company, ar rived on the Humboldt last night for the purpose of establishing a branch headquarters in Alaska. He will be come a resident of Juneau, and as soon as he returns from the Westward, where he goes on the Admiral Evans, he expects to send for his family and establish a home here. Mr. Magill is at the Occidental. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?<2. Minimum?36. Precipitation?.19. Cloudy; rain. SPRING BUILDING SEASON OPENING The first week of March witnessed n marked advance in building activity, especiairy In making preparations for a vigorous prosecution of work in that line. The roost important building, perhaps. Is the big, handsome, con crete structure for the Goldstein Im provement company, which la to be come the home for the Goldstein stores when completed. Next, is the new St. Ann hospital building, the foundations of which were laid last fall. Opera tions have already started on this , structure under the supervision of Ed. Ellingen. Chief interest to the greatest num ber, however, is centered in the con struction of dwelling places. Strange enough, for the class of buildings In most demand, the least activity is ap parent. John Reck is preparing to build a handsome apartment house in one of the choicest residence sec tions of the city. There are several cabins and small houses nearing com pletion along the waterfront, between the Pacific Coast dock and Auk village. Men who are interested in real estate say that there will be manw dwelling houses erected in early spring. Permits for March. Building permits issued during the first week of March are as follows: William Busch, dwelling house, on back of Elks' hall. Old Stand building, repairs. W. R. Wills, garage for automobile, back of Slks' hall. Opera House building, repairs. H. J. Laurenzen, building, lower Front street. John Reck, apartment house. CITY DEEDS GROUND ,TO CATHOLIC CHURCH The city council met in regular ses sion last night, all being present ex cept E. C. Hurlbutt. A resolution was passed directing that a deed be issued to the Catholic church (or a plot, of ground in Evergreen cemetery in ac cordance with the original agreement made by a previous city council, the grantees to pay the cost of surveying same. Routine aMtters. The telephone ordinance was again put over and will come up at the next meeting. Clerk E. W. Pettit reported that the balance of the apparatus for the Game well fire alarm system was here and read a letter from the Gamewell peo ple stating that the expert would be here in a few days to install the same. Councilman H. J. Raymond reported that a tire bell had been Installed on the city dock to be used on occasion as a fog signal to incoming vessels. Engineer B. D. Blakeslee submitted a map completed, showing sewer plan of city and also made a brief verbal report on the cost of Installing a high pressure system o fmains for Are pro tection. Senator H. T. Tripp, of the school board reported that everything was running smoothly with the city schools but that Juneau would soon have to erect a new building. The problem of submitting the ques tion of a proposed bond issue for pub lic improvements to the people at the coming election was discussed but no action taken. The making of arrangements for the coming municipal election was dis cussed and will be acted upon at the next meeting. REPORT ON DEATHS FOR TWO YEARS The C. W. Young company, operat ing undertaking parlors in Juneau sub mitted a report to the city council at last night's meeting containing a rec 'ord of the deaths for two years. Mar. 5. 1912, to March 5, 1914. There were fifty deaths from Mar. 5. 1912 to Mar. 6. 1913. There were four city cases and one government case among them. Four were Indians and nine were persons whose remains were shipped out of the city. From March 5, 1913 to March 5, 1914. there were seventy-Beven deaths. Three were city cases and two were government cases. There were ten Indians and thirty were persons whose remains were shipped out of the city. The deaths enumerated in the re port did not all occur in Juneau, for it contains the names not only of those who died in Juneau but also the names of many who died elsewhere and whose remains were embalmed here and the bodies shipped to other places for final disposition. For in stance all of the victims of the State of California wreck handled in Juneau a,re Included in the period from March 5. 1913 to March 5. 1914. 1 REDUCE THE COST OF LIVING Our eggs and butter are the best in town?guaranteed fresh. Remember we are the leaders in making low prices. ROYAL FRUIT CO.. Phone 280. MASONS ATTENTION. State Communion. ML Juneau Lodge No. 147. F. & A. M.. will be held Mon day evening. 8 o'clock, at Odd Fel lows' hall. The craft fraternally in vited. E. D. BEATTIE. Secy. 7-2L ? ? ? SATURDAY SPECIAL. 500 dozen sweet. Juicy oranges, two dozen for 35 cents, at the JUNEAU MARKET 3-6-2L 322 East Third Street POX FARM PROFIT ANDJ1AZZ iS A recent report of Waltei ?st. American consul at Charlc . *t?, Prince Edward Island, on tho b uw of the fox farming industry, brings out two things with startling clearness: (1) That tho prices of silver grey'and black foxes for breeding purposes have reached enormous proportions in the East, and that tho Industry has become highly speculative. The Dally Consular and Trade Re ports. Issued by the Department of Commerce, recently contained tho fol lowing from Consul Frost's report: "A score or more of silver-black fox companies from the Charlottetown con sular district are vigorously canvass ing for American Investors, particu larly in New York and New England, and additional companies are forming [with the same procedure In view. "The value of first-quality Prince Edward Island sl'.ver-black foxes for breeding purposes rose from $10,000 per pair in October, 1912, to about $12. 000 or $13,000 per pair In. January, 1913. In the early winter of 1912-13 it was possible to secure options on unborn spring progeny at $10,000 to $12,000 per pair. Ten per cent, of the price was required to be deposited with the prospective vendor, to be re turned with interest in case of failure to produce the whclpn on September 1. the common date for deliveries. Por haps 40 or 50 different groups of pro moters advanced deposits under this arrangement, frequently also undertak ing to purchase one or more pairs of j all breeders to be ranched along with the young animals, and proceeded to! organize companies with these options and contracts as assets. svavancc in r-rigcB "In April and May, 1913, it became ap parent that the quantity of offspring; would be far short of anticipations, j and an almost instantaneous advance; in price ensued. Quotations rose from $13,000 in April to $14,000 or $15,000' in May. and Anally to $17,500 and $18,-1 000 in June. Numerous transfers were made at stil lhlgher figures, but the majority ranged from $15,000 to $16, 000. Many promoters who were sell ing shares on the faith of options which the givers could not or would not fill were hard put to adjust their financial positions. After a few weeks a natural reaction set In, and, In mid summer, fox trading was for a time almost wholly at a standstill, so that prices fell to $14,000 or even lower. "When the time actually arrived for deliveries in September, 1913, no grave difficulties were forthcoming. A fair Amount of outside credit made its ap pearance, and although in some in stances the same funds served in the settlement of several different .trans actions, the period of changes of legal ownership passed off on the whole with success. Profits Exaggerated. "By early "November most of the available island-bred black foxes had been disposed of; and as the demand was slightly greater than the supply, the price for 1913 young was $14,000 or $15,000 per pair for best grade stock. Options for 1914 whelps were in more active demand than at a corresponding period in 1912 and ranged in price from $10,000 to $12,500. Thd price of 1914 options may be said to-be based on confidence that outside Investors will buy into the Industry in sufficient amount to hold up present values. A careful calculation of the amount of American bapltal already invested places It at $900,000, and it *is still steadily coming In. British capital, which has been slower to arrive, ap peared in good quantities in the aut umn of 1913 and may be placed at $150,000. "So soon as the September deliver ies were completed those companies which had been formed in season to have increase of foxes in 1913 were in position to pay dividends; and even those companies whose foxes had no offspring took advantage of the rise in fox values to recapitalize their or iginal animals at high figures and, by selling shares of this inflated stock, were able in most instances to declare dividends of 20 per cent, or more. The facts regarding these profits were promptly seized upon by careless or credulous promoters or 'feature' writers and were distorted and exag gerated. "In Its turn the polt demand, too, met exaggeration. A statement was widely circulated that a famous Lon don fur company had declared that no amount of pelts could break the pres ent high prices of silver skins, where as, in reality, the .firm had said: 'If the number of fine black skins to come forward in the future were to be ap preciably increased; we have no doubt that the prices would be lower, but it Is impossible for us to say to what ex tent.' It has been noted in this con nection that the five-year closed sea son for fur seals will terminate about the time the island fox ranches begin sending considerable shipments of pelts to the market. Great Need for Caution. "The consensus of intelligent opin ion, both on the part of local business j men and those who come from abroad to look into the situation, is to the effect that the fox Industry presents a I highly attractive and promising spec ulation (1) if the quality of the foxes handled be positively known, and (2) if the management of the ranch or company be capable and wholly hon est. As in any strikingly remunerative business, the character of the promot ers varies infinitely bo that in every case the fullest possible information as to the personality of the men in charge of the proposition should be sought out. Capitalizing even the fin est foxes at high figures should also be considered with great caution. As a prominent island newspaper has stated editorialy. 'There will probably be a weeding out of weak companies when the market reaches the pelt baslp.' The fox expert of the Canadian Commission of Conservation, Mr. J. Walter Jones, in his excellent official bulletin on fur farming, gives the following warning: 'Although there Is ample basis for a sound industry in fox farming, it is necessary that the general public ahoukl realize that the industry is becoming a highly specula tive one and that the individual who" puts Ms money into companies loaded (Continued on Page Three.) Goethals Says Panama Equipment Not Good ' * *? t WASHINGTON. March 7.?Col. G. W.GoothalH, testifying before the Sen ate commkteo that is considering the bill of Senator Joseph E. Ransdeli, of Louisiana, providing for imporvements to the Mississippi rivor, said that It ' f. ?' i\t i would be impracticable to use any of the machinery and equipment that has been uted in the construction of the Panama canal either-on the Mississip pi river or the Alaska railroad con struction. r NO CHANGE IN MEXICAN MATTERS WASHINGTON, Mhrch 7. ? Secre tary of State William J. Bryan an nounced this morning that there has been no change In the situation re specting the Anglo-American commis sion that has been appointed to in vestigate the death of William S. Ben ton. ALASKA-JUNEAU MILL CRUSHING ORE The ore crushers, of the Alaska Ju i neau Gold Mining company's pilot mill, !a fraction of the first unit in the big ; reduction works, started operations ' this morning for the first time and have been crushing oro all day. It i is expected that the stamps will com mence dorpping tonight, depending on i the amount of ore that accumulates in the bins. The oro trains are constant > ly dragging out ore, but it is desired to have the bins well supplier, so there will be no cessation of operations. This is the beginning of a- new era in the mininf industry of Joneau. The ore now being treated is from the mine development exclusively and is insignificant in quality to that which will be handled as the plant in creases fn size and the mine devel opment progresses. INSANE PATIEN>T8 GOING" ? OUT ON THE HUMBOLDT William Wahby and George I^okocl. both of whom have been committed to Morningslde sanitarium, will be taken | South on the HumboldL leaving Ju neau tomorrow morning. Deputy Mar shal William Fels will probably con duct them with tho assistance of Dep uty marshal lien of Petersburg. Le kocl was committed several days ago and Wahby Thursday. The latter was in business here, and E. W. Pettit has been appointed guardian. WILL INCREASE PACK OVER LAST SEASON G. W. Bowman, superintendent of the cannery at Funter Bay. arrived in Junau on the tender Anna Barron to day on business-matters and is return ingtonlght. Mr. Bowman says that 1 ft is the intention to Increase the pack over last year and that some new traps ' will be constructed. The work of get ting ready for the season's pack is now under way and the piles for two traps have already been driven. ALASKA JUNEAU WINS IN TRESPASS SUIT Tho jury trying the case of the Al aska Juneau Gold Mining company against M. M. McKanna this morning returned a verdict for the plaintifT. The action was brought for restitu tion of premises near the ore reduc tion plant of the company and which is claimed as a part of their mill site property. HUMBOLDT ARRIVES ON FIRST RUN OF SEASON ; ?4? j The Humboldt arrived from the South this morning, making her first appearance here since December 15 last. F. M. Floyd, general freight and passenger agent came along and stopped over In Juneau. Pcttit and Harvey have been appointed new agents for the company with offices in the Cheney building. The Humboldt sailed direct from Se attle to San Francisco whore she un derwent extensive repairs and changes, including the lnstalaltion of oil burning apparatus for the boilers. Capt. Baughman. says that her speed is Increased two-railcs per hour on ac count of the change. She brought mail and freight and the following passengers: For Juneau?Mrs. F. Stewart, T. R. [Jones, L. Skagg, E. H. Perry, L. F, Brady, H. Jones, Mrs. C. W. Foote, J. [a Cody. p. Rementeria, n. w. Bower, I F. C. Brady, J. Flcmminb, J. A. Murry. I For Douglas?M. J. O'Connor, W. 0. [ Lenscott and wife, E. Loomis and wife, 1. Chrlstlanson, Oscar Fritzbur, O. Johnson, I. Lunstrom, Herman Eck burg. Adj. Smith. TAKE THE HINT. -4-- ? - Your bills will be smaller if you buy your fruit'and vegetables, etggs, but ter/ ShOUedjnuts; etc;, of the ROYAL FRUIT CO., Phone 280. ? ? f ? The Jolly crowd, the good smokes, the pleasant play will make you happy day by day. Play pool at Burford's and take the kinks out of your liver. 2-16-tf. * SPRING AND SUMMER, 1914. This 1b an invitation for you to call and inspect the season's new dosigns, the spring suitings and other fabrics in the tailoring line. It Is an offer to furnish you with clothes made in your own homo town, made by competent workmen; hlothes not mado In Eastern sweatshops. Cordially, ?3-4-tf. F. WOLLAND. CORDOVA BANK CASHIER IN TOILS CORDOVA, Mlirch 7. ? CharleH A. Eby, cashier of the bank of Samuel Blum and Company, was arrested here todajf' charged with embezzlement of $7,600. He was remanded to jail In de fault of $5,000 bonds required by the United States commissioner. HELEN KELLER DEVELOPS HEARING LOS ANGELES. March 7. ? Mlaa Helon Keller announced today that she is now able to hear. 8bc affirmed that she was able to hoar several se lection rendered In private by Mme. Saltman Stevens, the grand opera sing er it WORK IS STARTED ON TEMPORARY BUILDING Contractor A. W. Qulst with a large force of men began construction today on the temporary building for the Goldstein stores. EAGLE DEM0CRAT8 ORGANIZE A CLUB Secretary J. H. Cobb, of the Juneau Democratic club, received a cablegram today announcing that a Democratic club was formed at Eagle last night. The cablegram waa dated at Eaglo this morning and addressed to J. H. Cobb, Juneau. It said: "Jefferson-Jackson Democratic club of Eagle was organized last night. Send greetings." It was signed by John B. Powers, chairman. MISS MALLAHAN TO LEAVE FOR 80UTH MIsb Clo Mallahan, Juneau's por trait artist, will be among those leav ing on the Admiral Sampson for the South, where she will spend several weeks in Seattle and Vancouver. Since coming to this city nearly a year ago Miss Mallahan has made a reputation for her distinctive style of portrait making by photography. Sho has mado pictures of most of the promi nent people of this section of Alaska. Miss Mallahan was formerly a student at the Chicago Art Institute. ORPfiEUM ATTRACTIONS Tonight The great Zlgomar and tho equally famous detective Nick Carter, depict ing the wondrous exploits of these master minds, enacted In France. This Is a good one. Sunday Night On Sunday night the following strong bill will be presented: "Pathe Weekly," "Ecapo from Bondage," this is the first of the "What Happened to Mary" Berles, and features that ever popular Btar, Mary Fuller. "Interrupter Wedding Bells," is a clever Edison comedy.. "While Sho Powdered Her Nose," Ib a laughable comedy by tho Vltagrnph company, with Florence Turner and Courtney Footo as tho laugh makers. Save your coupons. H. G. WEIR BRINGS BRIDE. H. G. Weir, cashier of the local ' office of the Pacific Coast company, Is returning with his brldo aboard the Admiral Evans. ALASKAN HOTEL ARRIVALS. The'following arc registered at the Alaskan Hotel: Mrs. E. Sherman, C. F. Johnson, C. D. Knapp, city; A. L. Mitchell, Portland; H. E. Shook, A. M. Goodman, J. W. Fraser, Milton Well, Seattle; F. B. Straven, San Francisco; H. M. Smith, Jas. Prairie and wife, Se attle; B. F. Wataon, Alaska; J. M. Tanner, Skagway; K. R. Paypruss, Na naimo; E. Elich, Douglas. BUILDING CABINS ? Four new cabins are being erected by G. A. Baldwin on his property near the city dock. BALDWIN GETS TEAM. G. A. Baldwin received, on the last trip of the Spokane, his team of large horses and teaming outfit. The team will be engaged in general transfer work. PRESS CLUB POSSIBLE. There is a movement on foot to or ganize a press club to be composed of newspaper men of Gastineau channel towns and with headquarters in Ju neau. K. OF C. MEETING. The organization committee of the Knights of Columbus has called a meeting to be hold at the residence of Father Burket in Douglas Tuesday night of next week. CofTee, better than your mother ever made, at the Sampede Restaurant? ?2-19-tf. I BANDIT ROBS BANK AND GETS $3000 SACRAMKNTO, Calif., March 7.?A bandit hold up the Oakpark branch of the Sacramento bank this morning and secured ?3,000. YAKIMA PHYSICIAN COMMITS SUICIDE ERIE, Kan., March 7. ? Dr. C. 0. Fletcher, a wealthy physician' of North Yakima, Wash., committed suicide here yesterday by taking poison. WASHINGTON, D. C? JUDGE IS DEAD WASHINGTON, March 7. ? Chief Justice Harry M. Claybaugh, of the Supreme court Of the District of Co lumbia, died here last night. DOUKHOBORS THREATEN TO GO NAKED NELSON, B. C.. March 7. ? Six thousand Doukhobors have signed a letter to the government saying that if the law respecting the registration of births and deaths Is enforced they will remove their clothing and appear naked in the streets of the cities. GEO. W. VANDERBILT DIES AT WASHINGTON WASHINGTON, March 7.?George W. Vanderbilt, of New York, died here 'ast night of the effects of an opera Ion for appendicitis. The operation was performed Bcveral days ago. CAPTAIN AND CREW ADRIFT ON OCEAN ?+? SEASIDE PARK. N. J., March 7.? The steamship Charlemagne Tower, Jr., sank near here this morning, and the captain and eighteen members of the crew were carried out to sea In an open boat. 4 ?'??T MARINE NOTES J ?fr ? The Humboldt, returning from Skag way is scheduled to sail South at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning. Office Cheney building. The Admiral Evans Is scheduled to arrive from the South between 5 and 6 o'clock Monday morning. The Admiral Sampson Is expected to arrive from the Westward Monday. The Alameda is expected to arrive from the Westward Monday. The Jefferson should arrive from the South Monday. The Georgia is In Sitka. +- ?> PERSONAL MENTION I I L. Talbot, of the White Pass and Yukon, passed through on the Hum boldt enroute home, accompanied by his wife. W. Brady, of San Francisco, who in stalled the oil burning apparatus on the Humboldt, is malting the round trip aboard that ship. Senator J. M. Tanner, who has been visiting in Juneau for several days, re turned to Skagway on the Humboldt today. Perry Hearn, of Skagway who has been in Juneau for several days, re turned to his home on the Humboldt today. BASKETBALL TONIGHT. The Juneau and Douglas high school basketball teams will meet tonight at Jaxon's rink. This will be the seventh game of the series of ten. Of the six games that have been played, Juneau has won four and Douglas two. GLEANING8 OF THE GREAT NORTHERN EMPIRE Joseph Andrew Clarke, the "Joe" Clarke of early Dawson fame. Is .a member of the Edmonton City council and he is Interesting hlsclf in munici pal twilight playfields. * ? * Hugh O. Gill, editor of the Nome Weekly Democrat, has been arrested for criminal libel on charges preferred by 0. D. Cochran. * * * The Fairbanks Commercial Clyb proposes to organize a corporation to conduct the fair at that city In 1917 In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the acquisition of Alaska by the United States. The Fairbanks high school will Issue an annual just before the end of the school year. It is to be prepared and published by the "Ursa Maior" so ciety, a high school organization. ? * * The hand of Charles Dome, Fair banks district, was amputatcid last week. It was injured last December in a mining accident ?, * ? George Goshaw, formerly deputy United States marshal at Valdez, is now In chargo of a merchandise store at Chlsana. Have some fun! Tickle the Ivories at Burford's 2-16-tf. FRESH SEALSHIPT oysters at GOLDSTEIN'S 10-9-tf. Conference Report Through Both Houses Washington, March 7. ? The United States Senate this after noon approved the conference re port of the joint committee on the Alaska bill without a dissenting vote. The bill now goes to the President, the House having tak en similar action last night, also by unanimous vote. Tho frlend6 of the bill expect the President to approve It late tonight or Monday. The Secretary of the Interior al ready is preparing to begin ac tive work under the terms of the measure. / LONDON TIMES AFTER DAVID LLOYD-GEORGE LONDON, March 7. ? Tho I^ondon Times has charged Chancellor David Lloyd-George with "political black blackmail," and lying, as well as an In sinuation of mental infirmity, and says his tirades arc the result of an obses sion. It Is said the article was in spired by a section of the Cabinet, In cluding Premier Asquitb, Sir Edward Grey and Lord Haldane, the high chancellor, who wish to curb the chan cellor of the treasury. EARMER MURDERED; WIFE ARRESTED 8EATTLE, March 7.?Henry Wern er, a farmer at Issaquah, was beaten to death yesterday In the barn at his farm. His wife has been arrested on suspicion of being implicated in the murder. SUGAR TRUST GETS MORE TIME TO ACT NEW YORK, March 7?The United States District Court of New York has granted a request of the American Sugar Refining Co. for the extension to Auguct 1 of the period allowed for the presentation of its proof in the government ruit under the Sherman antl-truet law. LITTLE CORPORATIONS TO BE EXEMPTED WASHINGTON, March 7.?The Sen ate commerce committee will exempt from the proposed federal trade com mission legislation corporations not of such magnitude in capitalization or extent of busines as to threaten mo nopoly in any field of Industry. NO CHANGES TO BE MADE IN CABINET ??? WASHINGTON, March 7. ? Secre tary D. F. Houston of the Department of Agriculture will not leave the Pres ident's Cabinet to accept place on the Federal reserve board. President Wil son does not desire or contemplate any change In his Cabinet. WILSON MAY BE CANDIDATE AGAIN ? ? WASHINGTON, March 7. ? Demo cratic leaders feel certain, that Pres ident Woodrow Wilson will be a candi date for the Presidential nominee In 1916, and some of them feel that his nomination is practically assured. GLASS WOULD HAVE U. S. IN TOBACCO TRADE WASHINGTON, March 7. ? A bill which would take under Federal con trol the domestic tobacco industry in all its branches at a cost of approxi mately $500,000,000, by July, 1916, has been introduced in the House by Rep resentative Carter Glass. The bill provides for the creation of a Federal bureau of tobacco industry which shall be a part of and subordinate to the Treasury Department. The organiza tion of the bureau fs to be effected by a director to be appointed by Pres ident Wilson. It Is proposed to build, buy or lease such buildings and ma chinery and employ such assistants as shall bo required to enable the gov ernment to buy, manufacture and sell tobacco. UNEMPLOYED ARMY CHIEFLY ON PAPER NEW YORK, March 7.?Reviewing the first week in March men promi nent In numerous fields of Industry in New York comment on growing im provements in business conditions, and all agree that the situation is sound and the prospects brighter than ev er before. Employers say that the "unemployed army" is chiefly on pa per. CLAIMANT TO GERMAN THRONE IS DEAD CHICAGO, March 7.?Charles Coler, whose claim that Etnporer William I, of Germany, was his father was the cause of much official correspondence over the question as to whether or not he was by right entitled to teh throne, died hero, last night. "TAVERN" AND UNION ARE NOW AT PEACE ?4*? The Tavern restaurant and the Cooks' and Waiters' Union have ad justed their differences. An agree ment was reached last night that was satisfactory tp both parties. The Tav ern will employ only union help and the union will bo recognized. A gold dredge will be Installed next summer on Yankee creek, Innonoko district.