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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. III.. NO. 507. JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS DISTRICT ATTORNEY WALKER MUST RESIGN AT ONCE : ? " ? . Roden Favors Full Territorial Government A full Territorial form of govern- j ment in Alaska is one of the pressing j demands of the hour, according to a | statement of Alaska's needs made by I Senator Henry Koden to Secretary ofj the Interior Franklin K. Lane, at the; latter's request. Senator Koden be lives the time is here when the peo-, pie of Alaska should have greater con-; trol over her own affairs than is pos sible under the government as it now exists. Senator Roden also recommended that Congress pass (1) the bill vall-i dating the Alaska revenue laws; (2) the Chamberlain "Alaska Development Board" bill; (3) measures for thej immediate opening of the coal lands; , (4) the largest possible appropriation for wagon roads; (5) the legislation encouraging and supporting the rein deer industry and permitting white people to engage in it; (6) a bill per mitting Juneau to issue school bonds not to exceed $100,000; (7) appropri ate money for an adequate Alaska ex hibit at the San Francisco exposition. Senator Roden's Statement. Secretary of the Interior Lane re quested Senator Roden to reduce to writing his ideas concerning legisli tion for Alaska that is of immediate pressing importance. He presented the following state ment: Railroad Bill Assured. "Taking it for granted that the Alas ka railroad bill will shortly become a law. the most pressing legislation for the Territory of Alaska is: "1. Speedy enactment into law of House Bill 11740, entiled. 'A Bill to to cure defects in and to validate Chapters 52 and 54 of the Acts of the Legislature of the Territory of Al-; aska. etc?' so that the revenue meas ures now In force in the Territory may become operative. "2. Speedy enactment into law of Senate Bill 4318. entitled. 'To provide for the administration of national property and interests in the Terri tory of Alaska, and for other purposes.' (Chamberlain's Development Board bill.) "3. Speedy enactment into law of some measure providing for the im-1 mediate opening up and development of the Alaskan coal fields so that ton nage may be available for shipment at the completion of the railroad. Wants Wagon Roads. "4. The largest possible appropri ation for the further construction of wagon roads and trails throughout the Territory, to serve as 'feeders' to the railroad. "In this connection I respectfully | refer to the Alaska Senate Joint Mem orial No. 20. which suggests that the | United States mining laws in their application to the Territory of Alas ka be amended so that it may be op-1 tional with any claim owner to either perform one hundred dollars' worth of labor upon his claim or to pay to the recorder of the precinct in which his claim is situated, the sum of one hum.red dollars, and that all moneys thus collected be expended for road and trail construction. This proposi tion is fairly popular in Alaska for the reason that much useless labor is now performed upon mining claims in order to comply with Federal min ing laws. Reindeer Industry. "5. Encouragement and support of the reindeer Industry, to be engaged in by whites, under such regulations i as will fully protect the natives. At the present time the 50,000 reindeer' in the Territory are owned by Lap landers. missions and natives and no, female reindeer can lawfully be ac-| quired by white men. There appears | to be no valid reason why such a state of affairs should continue. The raising of reindeer promises to be come one of the really large indus tries of the Territory, and the best informed people concerning the situa tion say that there is sufficient suit able land in the Territory to support millions of reindeer and that Alaska could export annually 250,000 tons of reindeer meat to the markets of the United States. Por juncdu ot-noui ounainy, "6. Immediate passage of a bill permitting the town of Juneau to is sue its bonds to the amount of $100, 000 for the construction of a suitable schoolhouse. I respectfully refer to the Alaska Senate Memorial No. 10. which suggests the bonding of the town oAJuneau to the amount of $30. 000. Since the adoption of this mem orial. the city of Juneau has increased in population so that an even larger schoolhouse must be constructed and equipped. In the past two years hun dreds of people have settled in this city, attracted thence by the large de velopment that is going on. This sec tion. within a few months, will consti tute the largest quartz gold mining camp in the world and the ore bodies in sight at this moment promise to give employment to several thousand miners for a hundred years. "7. An appropriation to enable Al aska to be officially represented at the Panama-Pacific Exposition. j( Continued on Page Three.) THE WEATHER TOOAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?39. Minimum?31. Precipitation?.08. Cloudy; rain. TO BUY NEW SHIP FOR GEORGIA RUN ? The Juneuu Steahiship company will immediately take steps to secure a larger and better boat to take the place of the Georgia on the Juneau-Sitka and Juneau-Skagway runs. This is the positive announcement of Willis E. Nowell. president of the company, fol lowing the further announcement, that the Juneau Steamship company had been awarded the contract for carry ing the mail on both the Juneau-Sitka, and Juneau-Skagway mail routes. The new contract goes into effect July 1, 1914 and runs until June 30, 191S. President Nowell of the steamship company will leave for Seattle shortly in the interest of securing a suitable ship to replace the Georgia. "We have been contemplating this action for some time," said Mr. Nowell," and now that the contract has been award us it is even more urgent that we make the change as soon as possi ble. The Georgia is a good boat and has had a remarkably successful ca reer. but the traffic has grown beyond her capacity. In making provision for the new beat the company is but mak ing an effort to respond to the demand of the times and to give the public the very best service that cau be had and thus assist in maintaining the friendly relations and reciprocal spirit that has always been manifested." CARLSON LICENSE IS NOT REVOKED Judge R. W. Jeuaings in a decision rendered this morning denied the- pe tition for the revocation of the liquor license of Al. Carlson and authorized the transfer of the license to W. S. Scribner aud L. L. Clay. The matter has been peuding for some time. VALENTINE MAKES NO ANNOUNCEMENT Former Mayor Emery Valentine, who. it has been reported, is arrang ing to place a councilmanic ticket in the flehl to be voted for at the elec tion next month, refuses to make any announcement at this time, beyond saying that none of the reports that have been put In circulation are au thorized. R. F. LEWIS ARRIVES TO LOOK OVER SITUATION ?*? R. F. Lewis, president and principal owner in the Juneau Water company, arrived from the South on the North western after an extended absence in San Francisco. Mr. Lewis came North to give his attentiou to the extensive improvements that the com pany now has underway and of others that are planned. ENTIRE CHANGE OF PROGRAM AT THE GRAND TONIGHT. ?+? The pictures tonight are the kind that you always enjoy: "Smiling Dan," very exciting and in teresting Kay Bee drama. "Saved By Airships" ? Rodman Law's sensational jump from an aero plane. Dont* miss this picture, it is worth seeing. "The Trail of Cards," an American production, very good. "A Militant Suffragette," a gbod Thanhouser comedy. The Grand, always good pictures. MISS KEMPTHORNE'S CONCERT MARCH 31ST. Miss Edith Kempthornc announces that the Liszt musical, which was postponed from March 3, on account of her illness, will take place Tuesday, March 31st. f 1 MARINE NOTES I I The Humboldt will arrive at Doug las at 5 p. m. The Admiral Evans left Cordova at 10 o'clock yesterday morning and is expected to arrive in Juneau early Wednesday morning. The Al-Ki, sailing from Seattle Sat urday night, should arrive in Juneau Wednesday morning. The Spokane, sailing from Seattle Friday night, is expected to arrive in Juneau tomorrow. The Princess Maquina, sailing from Vancouver Saturday night, should ar rive in Juneau tomorrow night or Wed nesday moring. The Admiral Sampson is scheduled to sail from Seattle tonight. The Jefferson is scheduled to sail from Seattle tomorrow night. The Alameda is scheduled to sail from Seattle Friday night. The Georgia sailed for Skagway this morning. H. P. Crowther returned on the Northwestern from Ketchikan where he has been doing some surveying. The surprise of the 20th century is due to arrive in Juneau in 15 days. CITIZEN'S CANDIDATES ANNOUNCE PLATFORM The candidates for councilman on the Citizens' ticket have adopted a platform in which they set forth their views on municipal affairs and outline a policy that thoy will pursue in the event of their election. The platform follows: The undersigned candidates for elec tion as councllmen have permanent In terests In the City of Juneau, and have become candidates with the de sire only carefully to guard and pro mote the welfare of the municipality. Our first aim will be to consider well the expenditure of the city's revenue, and see that each dollar Is wisely spent where it will do the most good to the community, to the end that the city's finances will bo permanently placed upon a cash basis. Among the city's needs, to be met as its revenues will permit, are: | (1) The extension of the sowerage system to deep water and a better dis position of garbage; (2) A careful consideration of fire protection, and tho improvement of the system, including the installation of salt water mains and a quicker meth od of getting the apparatus to fires; (3) The construction of a roadway f-om near the Pacific Coast dock across the tide flats to connect with the gov ernment road to Salmon creek, and also of a waterfront street from tho Pacific Coast dock towards the city dock. This work, and more particu larly the last-mentioned part of It, should be done by the city in co-opera tion with the Interests that are to be benefitted: /Ji TTio imnrnv^ninrif r?f ftfrnntR hv \-*/ IHV X. . V...V..V v. substituting permanent for temporary construction where most needed; (5) A better anchorgae for the "mosquito" fleet, in which undertak ing we shall ask the co-operation of the Commercial Club and business men generally; (6) The formation of a plan for the construction of a modern and adequate school building, to be carried out by our successors in ofllce when the reve nues of the city permit. (7) We promise unconditionally to sell the best coal we can obtain at cost. W5. shall apply our best Judgment to emergencies that may arfso which we can not now foresee, and shall bo responsive to advice and counsel of our fellow-citizens. Having stated our plans, wo shall refrain from criticism of other candidates, as we deem such methods of campaign inconsistent with an honest purpose. JOHN RECK W. H. CASE C. w. FRIES CHAS. W. CARTER WM. E. BRITT JOHN R. WILLIS W. S. GEDDES. "HARD TIMES" BALL ATTRACTING ATTENTION Tomorrow night the "Hard Times" ball being given by the young bache lors of Juneau promises to bring out a large crowd. A great many are ex pected from Perseverance and also from Sheep Creek aud the Island. The hall has been beautifully decorated and the splendid Juneau orchestra has been engaged to furnish music for the j occasion. Every one is expected to come garbed in old clothes and to wear a bit of green. SEATTLE HOTEL MAN VISITING IN JUNEAU R. C. McCormick, millionaire pro prietor of the New Richmond, one of i the largest of Seattle's hotels, and one of the largest property owners in Se attle, arrived in Juneau on the North western yesterday and will remain here for some time looking the city over. Mr. McCormick is not unac quainted in Juneau having spent con siderable time here in earlier days. Ho has been busy since coming, ro newing old friendships. The growth of the town, Mr. McCormick says, is astounding, but the gentle rains are just as natural as of yore. SOCIALISTS SELECT CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE ?+? The Socialists have announced the nomination of the following candidates for city officers: For City Councilmen?II. J. Loren zen. Peter Tweit, A. B. Cnllaham, Os car Harri, Grafton Coleman, Charles Helsing and George Harkradcr. For member of the School Board Mrs. H. J. Lorenzen. A long platform has been adopted arraigning the present city govern ment and touching on various muni cipal matters. EGGS. EGGS, EGGS. Get them for 25 cents a dozen at? CHAS. GOLDSTEIN. 3-16-tf. The Jelly crowd. th6 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. You'll And the cosmopolitan crowd at tbo Stampede. 2-19-tf. Hunt up your old clothes for the "Hard Times" ball, to be given on tno evening of St. Patrick's Day, at Elks' hall. Invitations can be obtained from Len HurlbutL 3-13-3t. Coffee, better than your mother ever made, at the Sampede Restaurant.? ?2-19-tf. FIGHTING TO START AGAIN EL PASO, Tex.. March 16?A Fed eral army, acting under orders from Gen. Huertu, Is marching north from Torreon to carry the war Into the territory, of the Constitutionalists. Geu. Urblna, at tbe head of 2,000 men, has been sent by Gen. Villa to meet the Federal army. Heavy fightidg Is expected before the end of the week. Mexican Bandits Kill American. SAN DIEGO,"March 16.?Mexican bundlts yesterday killed the Ameri can. JPostmaster Frank V. Johnston at Tecate, near thei International boun dary. Thoy robbed the postofllce and customs olllce and fatally wounded Warren Wildenback. PLANNING HOTELS FOR WORKING MEN People are waking up to the necessi ty of providing homes for the work ing peoplo that will bo employed In the industries in Juneau and Immed iate vicinity adjacent to the town. This morning John Reck announced that he has tentative plans under con sideration for the construction of a workingman's boarding house with 40 to 45 rooms, on his waterfront prop erty near the Worthen mills. Mr. Reck says it Is expected to commence active work on the building as soon as plans can be completed and material, assembled. For Mrs. Bergmann. A Portland business man, who does not want his name mentioned. Is con sidering several locations in Juneau for a workingmnn's hotel to contain 64 rooms. The hotel, when completed will probably be placed under the | management of Mrs. Mary Bergmann, who recently disposed of the Circle City hotel. NEW OWNERS TAKE OVER- THE "LOUVRE' \V. L. Shribner and L. L. Clay have bought the well known Louvre saloon and took possession of the place to day. They have not as yet announced the nature of changes to be made in the placs,. but iUwUJ.. he their effort to please the public. Both men have a very large acquaintance throughout Alaska. Mr. Scribner has been en I gaged in business in Fairbanks, nnd last fall Joined the rush to Chlsnna. | L. L. Clay was for years bookkeeper in the Treadwell company's main of fice at Treadwell and coming to Ju neau this year engaged in business. Until very recently he was an owner of the Arctic Billinrd parlors and Arc tic rooming house. TAVERN RESTAURANT CHANGES HANDS The Butirich brothers have bought out the interest of Harry Winters in the Tavern restaurant, recently open jed in the Hotel Cain building, nnd will i conduct that popular establishment along conservative lines. The old ? prices that have prevailed in Juneau for the past several years will also be the prices of the Tavern hereafter. The service, it is promised, will be unexecelled anywhere in town. The Butirich brothers are well known ca terers who have been serving the Ju neau public for years. ORPHEUM THEATRE. ? Those who failed to see the show at the Orpheum last night missed a treat as it was one of the best shown for some time. The Pathe Weekly was as usual interesting. "Final Justice", with all the clever players of the Vltngraph Company, could not help but be good. "The Minister's Temptation," with Mary Fuller, Augusta Phillips, and Robert Brower in the leading parts held the audience with interest. Es pecially was this the case in the hos pital scene and where the minister makes his confession to his congrega tion which brought him final happi ness. The show closed with a laughable comedy portraying a corner in crooks. The performance will be repeated to night. Special two-reel Indian feature on Tuesday and Wednesday. ALASKA PIONEERS TO MEET. There will be a meeting of Juneau Igloo No. 6. Pioneers of Alaska, to morrow, Tuesday, March 17, at eight o'clock at Odd Fellows' hall. All mem bers are requested to be present. 3-16-2t. GROVER C. WINN. Pres. SPRING AND SUMMER, 1914. This Is an invitation for you to call and inspect the season's new designs, the spring suitings and other fabrics in the tailoring line. It is an offer to furnish you with clothes made in your own home town, made by competent workmen; clothes not made in Eastern sweatshops. Cordially, ?3-4-tf. F. WOLLAND. B. L. THANE IS ILL. ? * ? B. L. Thane, general superintendent of the Alaska Gastlneau Mining com pany, is confined to his room at home with cold and neuralgia. GILL NAMES GRIFFITHS FOR POLICE CHIEF SEATTLE, March 16.?Mayor Hiram C. Gill, who took the oath of olllce at noon today and assumed the duties, of his oilice, appointed Austin E. Grif- j flths, former councilman and one of? the lending candidate for Mayor be- j fore the recent primaries, to be chief of police. Griffiths received the m!n-1 taterial endorsement for Mayor before the primary election, and received the! support 'of the majority of the Protes tant clergy of the city for that office. After tho primary, he made one state ment, condemning Gill and "Glllism" and saying that he would take no fur ther part in the Mayorallty tight, but would devote hia attention to assist ing In tho election of clean men to the charter commission and to the work ! before that commisaion. The appoint- j mont of Mr. Griffiths caused surprise 1 to those who had not heard that it was j contemplated. It is taken to mean J that Mayor Gill proposes to make good j his promise to give Seattle a clean j administration. Griffiths has affiliated with the Pro-1 gressives in politics. He is a single taxcr and political reformer, who has given a great deal of attention to mu- j nlcipal affairs. He has opposed'J Gill In all the campaigns that the lat ter has made for Mayor. He has been opposed to the methods of the so-' called "purity squad," as being inquisi torial and not in harmony with person al liberty, but ho supported Mayor Cot terill in the street riots case Inst sum-; mer when soldiers and sailors of the army and navy raided Socialist head 1 quarters and attacked street speakers. Bannlck Resigns. SEATTLE, March 16.?Chief of Po- j lice Claude G. Bannick resigned from j the head of Seattle's police depart-| ment last night and was reinstated as a captain of police, the rank that ho held before hl3 .elevation to be chief. | Mayor George F. Cotterill did not ap point a successor. No More "Purity Squad." SEATTLE, March 16.?Mayor-Elect HIrani C. Gill announced again, Sat urday, that one of the first nets of his administration will be the aboli- ; tion of the "purity squad." Or. J. S. McBrlde Gets Office. SEATTLE, March 16. ? Mayor Hi- : ram C. Gill today appointed Dr. J. S. McBride city health commissioner to succeed Dr. J. E. Crighton. + *| NOME IS AFTER A NATIONAL RAILROAD NOME, March 16. ? All the business and other organiza tions of Seward peninsula will ask the government to purchase the Seward Peninsula railroad and extend it to Kougarok. The j plans were formulated at n cele bration Saturday of the passage | of the Alaska railroad bill. * - + M'A 1)00 MEETS MEMBERS OF WILSON FAMILY ?+? WASHINGTON, March 16?William Gibbs McAdoo, Secretary of the Treas ury, dined nt the White House yester day, meeting the members of the fam ily of his bride-to-be, Miss Eleanor Wilson, youngest daughter of the President. JAPAN SUFFERS FROM ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE TOKYO, March 16.?A large num ber of people were killed and many houses destroyed by an earquako at Prcfencture, and Aklta, Island of Hon do. MOTHER JONES DEPORTED FROM STRIKE DISTRICT DENVER Colo., March 16.?Mother Jones, who has been held as a mili tary prisoner at San Rafael hospital, has been deported from the strike dis trict. MISS MARGARET WILSON IS REPORTED ENGAGED WASHINGTON, March 16? It is re ported hero that Miss Margaret Wil son, eldest daughter of the President and Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, Is engaged to be married to Prof. Boyd Fisher, of Princeton. The report was not de nied at the White House. EDITOR'S FAMILY IS QUARANTEED Mrs. Sidney Charles and children, who were to embark on the Admiral Evans yesterday morning for Juneau, are in quarantine at Cordova on ac count of one of the children's devel oping a case of chicken-pox. Gov. Strong was notified of the incident by cable this formning from Dr. W. H. Case, assistant health officer, located in Cordova. Mrs. Charles and chil dren were coming to Juneau to Join Mr. Charles, editor of the Dispatch. ALASKAN HOTEL ARRIVALS. The following arrivals are registered at the Alaskan hotel: R. E.McCormick, Mrs. Sumend, Seattle; B. F. Watson, Seward; J. W. Blase, Tenakee. STRAWBERRIES?more of them coming on the Admiral Sampson? make your reservations early. ROYAL FRUIT CO., Phone 280. VOTE ON TOLLS BILL NEXT WEEK WASHINGTON, March 16,?It la ex pected that a vote will be secured In the House of Representatives next week on the bill repealing the act providing free tolls for American ves sels engaging In coastwise traffic through the Panama canal next week. The measure will be in charge of Rep resentative William C. Adamson, of Georgia, who will have to act without assistance from Democratic Leader Oscar W. Underwood, who, for the first time, is opposed to an administra tion measure. Underwood will both vote against the measure and will make a speech against it. However, the bill is expected to receive a ma jority from all political parties and to pass with a large majority. CHICAGO MAN MAY GO TO TURKEY 4* ? WASHINGTON, March 16. ? It Is said that Ira Nelson Morris, of Chi- J cago, has been decided upon to be American Ambassador to Turkey, to succeed Henry Morganthau, who, it Is said, will either become a member of the banking reserve board or chair man of the board of control of the New York reserve bank. Morris is now at Rome in the interest of the I'anama-Paciflc Exposition. HARRY THAW ASKS AID Of PEOPLE ?+? CONCORD, N. H? Mnrch 16.-Harry K. Thaw addressed an appeal to the people of the State of New York ask ing that they end the case against him. His statement concludes: "I do not ask for sympathy, but only justice. For the deed that I committed I ask no benevolence. It was done in a moment when sorrow wrecked my home." ? AMERICAN TRADE IN LONDON INCREASING LONDON, March 16. ? H. Gordon Sclfrldge, who opened the first Amer ican department store In London some years ago has bought for $1,250,000 an adjoining site in order to enlarge Ills present store. He expects an in creased demand for American goods on account of the more favorable prices that will result from recent American tariff legislation; WEST VIRGINIA AND VIRGINIA AT LAW CHARLESTON, W. Vn., March 16.? The controversy between the States I of Virginia and West Virginia over $30,500,000 debt Incurred by them be-1 fore their separation, may be taken to the Supreme Court for the second J time. West Virginia claims to have discovered an equity in $5,000,000 of securities held by the motner State. WILLIA MHICKMAN MOORE BOOMED FOR CONGRESS ?+? SEATTLE, March 16?Judge Will iam Hickman Moore, president of the new Seattle charter commission, is be ing urged to become a candidate for Congress on the Democratic ticket for Seattle against Will E. Humphrey to whom Is conceded the Republican nomination. MRS. HAZZARD'S NEAR VICTIM IS TO WED TACOMA, Wash., March 16.?Word has been received here that Miss Dor othy Williamson, who so narrowly es caped death by starvation when be ing treated by Dr. Linda Burfield Haz zard, is to be married soon to Rev. W. A. Chapin, a noted English divine. Dr. Hazzard is now serving a term in the penitentiary at Walla Walla for starv ing to death Miss Claire Williamson, a sister of Miss Dorothy Williamson. CHICAGO WOMAN MAKES MISTAKE ABOUT HUSBAND CHICAGO, March 16? Mrs. Sophia Nieman Saturday evening told the cor oner that she had identified the wrong man as her husband, Herman Nieman, who is accused of collecting ?1,000 in surance on her life. WOMAN WHO LOVED FIRST HUSBAND KILLS HERSELF BOSTON, March 16. ? Despondent because of the death of her first hus band, Thomas J. Colverwell, five years ago, Mrs. M. E. Hollingsworth, wife of a traveling salesman, committed suicide Saturday on the anniversary of her first and second marriages. Help! Help) Helpl First class chef wants a partner, and wants him badly. Only a small amount of cash required. See Juneau Investment Co. 3-12-tf Get the big feed of good grub at the small price at the Stampede restau ranL 2-26-tf. Attorney-General Asks Walker to Resign ?I? VALDEZ, Mar. 16? Attorney-Gener al James C. McReynolds has requested the immediate resignation of District Attorney George R. Walker. Walk er's term of office would not expire until next December if he were per mitted to continue in office. Bunnell May Succeed. It is believed here that Democratic District Committeeman Charles E. Bunnell, one of the leading Democrat ic attorneys in the Third Judicial Di vision, will receive the appointment to succeed Walker. He has strong Ajaskan and Pennsylvania endorse ments, and is very popular locally. District Attorney George R. Walk er was in Juneau soveral days last week, and left for his home at Valdcz on the Northwestern yesterday. He will probably not hear of the action of the Attorney-General until he reach es Cordova, where he expected to re main a few hours before proceeding on the Northwestern to Valdez. DUCHESS MUST APPEAR IN DIVORCE SUIT STOCKHOLM, March 16.?In con nection with the suit of Prince Will iam, second of King Gustav, for a di vorce from his wife, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna, the Swedish legation at St. Petersburg has summoned the Grand Duchess to appear and answer the Prince's charge of desertion. EASTERN SUGAR PRICES CONTINUE TO DECLINE NEW YORK, March 16.?As a re sult of the new Cuban sugar tariff which went into effect March 1 there has been a marked decline in prices. Cuban raws have reached $3 per hun dred weight. The price was $3.39 February 28. Effects Retail Price. BOSTON', March 16.?Boston gro cers predict a retail price of 4% cents a pound for sugar, as a result of the tariff reduction, as againct 5 and 6% cents now. WOMAN SAYS SHE IS DOROTHY ARNOLD LOS ANGELES, March 16?A young woman who has lived here for two years as Miss Ella Evans has de clared that she is Miss Dorothy Arnold the New York heiress, who has been missing for two years. Father Says Nonsense. NEW YORK, March 16.?The father of Dorothy Arnold characterizes the claim of a Los Angeles girl that she is Dorothy Arnold to be mere non sense. Husband Says Halluncination. LOS ANGELES, March 16.?Charles Odell, husband of the woman claim ing to be Dorothy Arnold, says she is laboring under a halluncination. She recently was freed from a chargfle of passing spurious checks. WIFE MURDERER GETS 15 YEARS IN PEN ?+? CHICAGO, March 16.?Millionaire Ellis, the Cincinnati leather merchant, who was convicted of murdering his wife, was sentenced to 15 years in the penitentiary Saturday. 1150 PERISH IN RUSSIAN TIDAL WAVE EKATINDOR, Russia, March 16.? Eleven hundred and fifty persons have perished as a result of the inundation of the towns of St. Anitzn and Achtyr skaja by a tidal wave that swept in land from the Sea of Azov. The tidal wave was accompanied and preceded by a hurricane that blew inland from the sea. PRESIDENT WILSON ASKS PARTY HARMONY WASHINGTON", March 16?Presi dent Wood row Wilson today Issued an appeal for harmony among the Demo crats of Tennessee after a conference with Representative Frank E. Dorc mus, of Michigan, chairman of the Congressional campaign committee, and Representative Cordell Hull, Ten nessee's member of that committee. The Democratic party of Tennessee has been harassed by factional war ever since the feud between former Senator Oarmack and Gov. Patterson resulted in the killing of the former and the pardon of his slayer by the latter. The fued has twice cost the party a governorship. TRIBUNAL HEARING SEALING SEIZURE CASES WASHINGTON, March 16.?An in ternational hearing of the American and British claims arising out of the seizure of Bering sealing schooners began today. JAP NAVAL OFFICER CHARGED WITH GRAFT + ? TOKYO, March 16?Vice Admiral Matsuo, of the Japanese navy, has been arrested. He is charged with graft in connection with the neval ex penses.