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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
? ? VOL. III., NO. 507. JUNEAU^ ALASKA, TUESDAY, MARCH 17,1914 : . PRICE, TEN CENTS FRANCE IS STIRRED BY A POLITICAL ASSASSINATION Olncy and Judge Gray to Investigate Mexico MEXICO CITY. March 17? The Huerta foreign office announced to day that former Secretary of State Richard OIney. of Massachusetts, aud United States Circuit Judge George Gray, of Delaware, a former United States Senator, will visit Mexico City to investigate conditions and report to Secretary of State William J. Bryan. WORTHEN MILLS SHOULD START NEXT MONDAY ? The Worthen Lumber Mills of Ju neau will soon begin the 1914 season's work. For the past few weeks re pair crews have busied themselves get ting the plant In condition for opera tions. Mr. Worthen said today that he hoped to start the mill next Mon day. The Worthen Lumber Mill fur nishes employment to several men and ; is a source of much revenue to the city, and the hum of its machinery will be a welcome sound. TO APPOINT ELECTION JUDGES FRIDAY NIGHT At the council meeting next Fri-; day night the matter of appointingj election Judges and clerks will be dis posed of as well as designating the polling places for the coming election.; Nearly all o?, the councilmen are in favor of making but one polling place and that in the city hail building. Many people will inspect the hand some new city hall building for the first time when they go up to cast; their votes on April 7. while others are taking their first view of the place as they go up to register for the elec-1 Hon. - - - BASEBALL SHAREHOLDERS TO MEET TONIGHT Those who have signed to take stock j in the Juneau Baseball Association will meet this evening at S o'clock at the office of B. L. Thane. The meet ing is only for stockholders. R. J. WULZEN IS MEMBER CIVIL ENGINEERS* SOCIETY U. J. W'ulzen. of the engineering staff of the Alaska Gastineau Mining company, has received a certificate of full membership in the American So ciety of Civil Engineers. This is the first membership this society has ever given to an Alaskan. Lieut. Glenn Ed gerton. U. S. army, has a Junior mem- | bership in the organization, but Mr. Wulzen is alone among Alaskans to possess a full membership. MRS. CHARLES ANO CHILDREN ARRIVE ON ADMIRAL EVANS Mrs. Sidney D. Charles and the chil dren arrived from Cordova on the Ad miral Evans this afternoon. I^ite yes terday evening Mr. Charles received a cable from Mrs. Charles advising him, that they were on the ship. The ca blegram advising Gov. J. F. A. Strong of the case of chickenpox and quaran tine was evidently erroneous. MUNICIPAL COURT HAS BUSY TIME There are four cases pending in the 1 complaints made by City Marshal J T. Martin against Charles Anderson, separate charges being made in each instance for using obscene language on the street aid for resisting an of ficer. The other two charges are against Marshal J. T. Martin, one for assault and buttery and the other for using abusive language. L. C. Weriz is the compiairing witness iu both cases. The trials were set for today at ten o'clock but will probably not be heard until tomorrow. * Fisherman Gives Bail Charles Lundquist, arrested by Pa trolman W. W. Alderman for fighting, put up $15 cash bail and was allowed to go on a fishing trip and report for trial April 4. SPERRY BUILDING HOME. Bert Sperry. of the Alaska Gasti neau office force is to build a nice modern cottage on his beautiful Main street property at once. It is to be the residenceTor himself and mother. The latter is coming up from the out side and will be expected here In May. Yesterday the work of tearing down the old Hildo building, one of the old est buildings in town that encumbers the place commencer and the exca vating for the basement will soon be under way. B. L. THANE IMPROVING. B. L. Thane, general manger of the Alaska Gastineau Mining Company, who has been ill at his home for a few days, is rapidly improving. He is at his office this afternoon. Every nation welcome, except Carrie, at the Stampede. 2-19-tf Typewriter* for rent. See W. K. Case. 3-17-tf. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?46. Minimum?27. Clear. ' RODEN SAYS WILSON PASSED ALASKA BILL "President Woodrow Wilson passed the Alaska railroad bill," said Sena tor Henry Roden, discussing the Alas ka situation at Washington, "and he will pass the coal leasing bill and the Chamberlain development board bill, and all the other legislation necessary i to carry out the administration's pro gram for the development of Alaska and other policies. When President j Wilson mode It plain to the Democrat [ ic Senators, Speaker Clark, Leader Un derwood, Chairman Houston of the House committee on Territories, and other leaders that the Alaska railroad bill was an administration meastiro and that he very much desired that it be enacted into law, there was noth ing but detail left. "Of course Delegate Wickersham did a lot to make the bill popular. He worked for it in season and out, and made strong speeches for it both be fore the two committees and in Con gress, but, as he said himself, the bill would not have been passed if it had not been that the President was for it from the beginning." Senator Roden has returned to Alas ka a warm admirer of President Wil son. "Not only in the United States," he said, "but in Europe people are giv-! ing him a high place among the states men of the world. His stand for the higher kind of diplomacy is doing much to give Europeans a better and broader conception of the American people. The people of the Old World had become impressed with the rep resentations that had been of the United States as a dollar-mad Nation, but Wilson and Bryan and a realiza tion of their popularity at home are opening the eyes of all to the real America." ONE MORE TERRITORIAL BANK INCORPORATES ? ?? The First Bank of Valdez filed ar ticles of incorporation with Charles E. Davidson, Secretary of the Territory yesterday afternoon. The incorpora tors were Sam Blum, M. Blum, and E. B. Wheat. The first board of di rectors include all of the incorpora tors and M. M. Wilson and John Ly ons. The capital stock of the new in stitution is named at $25,000. The First Bank of Valdez is the sec ond bank to be organized In Alaska under the Territorial law passed at the first session of Alaska's legislature. The First Territorial Bank of Alaska, of Douglas and Juneau, being the first to be organized under the law. The newly incorporated bank is to take over the banking business that Sam Blum has been running in con nection with his store at Valdez. ALASKA STEAMSHIP CO. PAYS FINE IMPOSED Winn & Burton, attorneys for the Alaska Steamship company, one of the defendant corporations in the great transportation prosecutions, yesterday handed to Jay W. Bell, clerk of the district court, a check for the sum of $5,000. This is the amount of the fine imposed on the defendant corporation by Judge R. W. Jennings upon the former pleading guilty to the indict ment charging unlawful combination in restraint of trade. EXCITING PHOTO PLAYS AT GRAND THEATRE TONIGHT ? ? The program tonight at the Grand is very exciting and thrilling. "Saved by an Airship." A very ex citing and thrilling drama Dodman Law's sensational jump from an aero plane. A picture that will hold you with the strongest interest. "Smiling Dan" Another good Kay bee drama. Sure to please. "The Trail of Cards." An American play that is always in the lead. "A Militant Suffragette." A Than houser comedy that all the Juneau la dies should see. A very laughable pro duction. A complete change of program to morrow. C. F. CHEEK RETURNS. ? Cassius F. .Cheek, well known local taxidermist, returned on the Humboldt last night from an extended visit to the States. He came west from Wash ington. D. C. several weeks ago and stopped over in Kansas City, Missouri a short while before returning to#the Pacific coast. Mr. Cheek is an active aspirant for the position of United States marshal for the First Judicial Division. EGGS. EGGS. EGGS. Get them for 25 cents a dozen at? CHAS. GOLDSTEIN. 3-16-tf. The Jelly 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. Coffee, better than your mother ever made, at the Sampede Restaurant.? ?2-19-tf. The surprise of the 20th century is due to arrive in Juneau in 14 days. INSTALLING FIRE ALARM SYSTEM Byron A. Day, export for the Seattle agency of the Gnuiewell fire alarm and polico telegraph uytstem this morn ing commenced Installing the Gamo well automatic fire alarm system In Juneau. The transmission lines have been ready for the balance of the ap paratus for some time and tho delay In getting the system Into actual use has been occasioned through Inability to get the balance of the apparatus on tho ground. Mr. Day said this morn ing that he expected to have tho sys tem In working order within the next ten days and not over two weeks at the farthest. The equipment all told weighs per haps five tons and consists of some very expensive machinery Including one four-circuit automatic controlling switch board for handling tho fire alarm circuits, and one automatic bell striker which strikes tho number of the box on the bell at fire headquar ters?for instance box 27.when pulled gives two strokes, then a short space followed by seven strokes. The call is repeated three times making four times all told with n duration of time between calls two and one-half times greater than the spaco between nu merals. There are also In the equip ment at haud twenty-one non-interfer ing Excelsior fire alarm boxes that are to be distributed on the four cir cuits in which the town has been di vided. The equipment at the central station is large enough to handle sixty boxes and upwards and the system will require no additional expense for expanding to that extent except the purchase of boxes and the stringing of wires. Location of Boxes. The alarm boxes are being placed about the city in tho following loca tions: First circuit?South of sawmill; op posite city dock; opposite Union Iron Works; Cor. Franklin and First; cor. ner Third and Frunklin. Second circuit.?Swede Hill; Secoud and Cold; Harris and Fourth; Fifth and Gold: Fifth and East; Seventh and Gold. Third circuit?Waterfront at Laugh lin's corner; Main and Front; Main and Second; Front and Seward; Main and Fourth. Fourth circuit?Calhoun and Fifth; West end of Distin; Calhoun and Ninth; Main and Seventh; Fifth and Seward. The numbers for the respective box es have not yet been determined up on. DONAHER'S WILL IS ADMITTED TO PROBATE ?+? The will of the late Michael Don aher was presented for probate Satur day. N. L. Burton appears as attorney for August Brown, executor of the will The following are named as benefic iaries of the instrument: Hwa (an Indian), sometimes known as "Little Charlie Smith," and young est brother of deceased wife of testa tor. is given lot 10, a tract of ground adjoining Juneau. Charlie Smith, (an Indian) brother in-law, is left the sum of $300. Jack Smith, (an Indian) brother-in law. $300. Alex Johnson, (an Indian) brother in-law, $500. Robert Fulton, (an Indian) brother in-law, $500. "Little Charlie Smith," $500. Billy Murphy (a white man), $300. St. Ann's Hospital, $100. To Hwa, "Little Charlie Smith," Is left the residue of property not other wise disposed of. August Brown is named as executor, or if removed, J. T. Martin to act instead. TOMMY SIMMONS WRITES HE HAS NOT CROSSED DIVIDE Milton Winn yesterday received a letter from Tommy Symons In which the latter states that he is not dead. Three weeks ago Symons was reported to have met death accidentally while working on a pijodriver at Dundas Bay. UNITED STATES TO SELL ARMERIA WRECK Tho United States lighthouse ser vice will sell the wreck of the light house tender Arineria March 15th at Ketchikan to the highest bidder. Blanks on which bids can be made were received yesterday at the cus toms house. Juneau. The Armeria was wrecked about a year ago at Cape Hinchinbrook. The ship struck a rock and sank. Her masts are still visible even at high tide. CARL C. JOHNSON LEAVES FOR SEATTLE Carl. C. Johnson, of The Empire staff, left on the Admiral Evans this afternoon for Seattle for a short va cation. It will be Mr. Johnson's first vacation since tho establishment of Tho Empire in November. 1912. He will return about the first of April. Big Dance Tonight. St. Patrick's ball tonight promises an evening of exquisite enjoyment, the hall having been decorated with sham rocks, ribbons, flags and greens, em blematic of St. Patrick and of Ireland. Bargains on typewriters. See W. H. Case. 3-17-tf You'll find the cosmopolitan crowd at tho Stampede. 2-19-tf. JACKLING PARTY TO ARRIVE MARCH 28 Col. D. C. Jackllng and party will arrive In Juncuu March 28. Reserva tions hnvo been made for the next sailing of the Admiral Evans, leaving Seattle March 25. Besides Col. Jack ling the party includes, H. B. Tooker, his privato secretary, G. O. Bradley, consulting engineer for all of the min ing Interests of the company, and F. G. Januuy, general manager of mills for tho Jackllng ore reduction plants. It is planned to leave Juneau on the return trip taking the Alameda April 1, hence their stay in Juneau this time will bo very brief, and they will bo very busy while here. Tho visit !b being made for the purpose of in specting the work now being done by the Alaska Gastineau Mining company. FIRE DESTROYS WOMAN'S COLLEGE ? ? Wellesley, Mass., March 17.?Fire destroyed Wellesley College hall this morning. Three hundred women fled from the burning building via the fire escape. + + RANK OUTSIDER GETS JOB WASHINGTON, March 17.? President Woodrow Wilson to day nominated William N. Speece, of Georgia, to be United J States District Attorney, for j the Third Judicial Division of Alaska, to succeed George R. j 1 Walker. 4? ?' * WOMAN CHARGED WITH KEEPING BAWDY HOUSE ?+? i Evelyn Thompson, a resident of the former'restricted district went to trial this morning in the commissioner's court on the chnrgo of maintaining a bawdy house at the place of her resi dence. Ole Orson made the complaint. The following Jury was summoned to try the case: J. 1\ Benson. Z. N. Brad ford. J. W. Hummel, P. Wolland, W. E. Bathe, E. H. Gowrnn, Frank Dover spike, George Miller, J. M. Davis, H. T. Tripp. James HoB?n.i-Houry States. NEW CORPORATIONS FILE ARTICLES TODAY The Pacific Alaska Navigation com pany filed articles with Charles E. Davidson. Secretary of the Territory this afternoon. The capital stock is placed at $3,500,000. It is the holding company of the Alaska Pacific Steam ship company and of the Alaska Coast company, operating the Admiral line of steamers. H. F. Alexander is the president. Sisters of St. Ann. Articles of incorporation of the "Sis ters of St. Ann" were filed this after noon. It is n Juneau charitable cor poration to be managed by a board of three sisters of the organization, one of whom is to be known as "Sister Su perior" will . be the executive head. The object is to conduct hospitals, schools and other works of charltly. The incorporators are Sister Mary Zono, Mary Bruno, and Mary Peter. SENATOR AND MRS, MILLARD ARE ON WAY SOUTH Senator and Mrs. B. F. Millnrd, of Valdez, were in Juneau today. They are southbound passengers on the Ad miral Evans, going to Seattle where Senator Millard has business In con nection with his mining operations. Since leaving here last, Senator Mil lard has financed the Granite Moun tain Mining company at Valdez and installed a mill which is In operation. COMING AND GOING ON THE ADMIRAL EVANS The Admiral Evans arrived from the Westward at 1:30 this afternoon, making an extra good run from Cor dova this way. The passengers from Juneau Included Mrs. Sidney Churles and children and M. P. Goodman. Sev eral were booked for Seattle. The fol lowing took passage from Juneau for the South: Mrs. Fred Coles. Mrs. Eagen. Mrs. Mamie Massey, T. It. Jones, C. D. Douglas, G. V. Olson, Dr. W. V. McCreery, M. E. Levi, W. P. White8ldes, Robert Graham, Carl John son and E. D. Whittle. W. M. Wilson, a prominent business man of Valdez, accompanied by Mrs. Wilson, is a passenger on the Ad miral Evans onroute to Seattle. 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. I This Is an invitation for you to call and Inspect the season's new designs, tho spring suitings and other fabrics in the tailoring line. It is an offer to furnish you with clotheB made in your own home town, made by competent workmen; clothes not made In Eastern sweatshops. Cordially, ?3-4-tf. F. WOLLAND. I GILL DECLARES HE IS IN LAST OFFICE ? 4* ? SEATTLE, March 17.?After prom ising to give all tho people of Seattle the very best administration of which he Is capable, Mayor Hiram C. Gill, In a banquet speech last night, declared that he will never run for office of any kind again. He said that his personal desire to serve tho city again In the office from which ho had been re called wns to redeem and vindicate his name before tho world and for his family and friends. He said that he would not have become a candidate, howovcr, If he had not felt tho assur unce that ho was capable of giving tho city a good administration?one that would, Indeed, bo a vindication. "I do not feel enmity toward any man," he said, "and I have no desire for further political honors." JAPANESE QUAKE KILLS EIGHTY-THREE ?+? TOKYO, March 17.?Eighty-throe persons were killed by the earthquake that visited the Island of Hondo yes terday. Naval vessels have been dispatched to the scone of the disaster. Many houses were wrecked and there is suffering. ADMIRAL SAMPSON COMING WITH A GOOD LIST! ?*? SEATTLE, March 17.?The Admiral Sampson sailed for Alaska last night with tho following passengers for Ju neau: 'H. Marifreed, Dr. G. F. Medford, H. Shattuck, E. L. Anderson, R. Ranken, T. H. Dixon, Herman Malcn, Morris Wolf, F. Caies, Mrs. D. E. Bouncll. Florence Lowe, O. L. Coward and wife, F. F. Smith and wife, F. J. Car ey, Charles Vaughn, Eugene Hinkle, V. V. Boyd, C. Cholish, Jack Carlson, Pete Pearson and sixteen steerage. 4 * ' |. W. W. WOULD CAPTURE CAPITAL. SACRAMENTO, March 17.? Five captains and lieutenants In I "Gen." Kelly's army of the unem ployed confessed today that the i plan of the I. W. W. armies, that have headed for Washington is j the complete overthrow of the government. The scheme is for 600,000 men to meet at the capi ! tal and seize it. 4 ; 4 ROCK ISLAND SYSTEM ON DANGEROUS GROUND NEW YORK, March 17?The New York American says a crisis confronts the Rock Island system. It must raise $12,000,000 before July 1 to preserve its solvency. Managers Preparing Statement. NEW YORK, March 17.?The man agement of the Rock Island is prepar ing a detailed statement of the com pany's financial needs, which have been put at $25,000,000"by the mem bers of tho stockholders' protective committee. AUK VILLAGE NATIVES RAISE MONEY FOR SCHOOL The natives of Auk village gave a social Saturday for the purpose of raising money for light and fuel for the native school. It was well at tended, the evening was pleasantly spent and a neat sum was raised for tho school. 17TH OF IRELAND AT THE OR PHEUM TONIGHT. "The I.nst Blockhouse" Is nn in tensely Interesting Indian picture in two reels, showing the hardships en dured by the white settlers in the early days when blockhouses were their only refuge. The scenic effects and clever horsemanship adds greatly to the interest of the picture. "Love in an Apartment House,, is a comedy by the Biograph company. | "The Mayor's Waterloo" is a laugh able comedy wherein the suffragettes [ control the council and town. Save your coupons. BIG OPENING FOR JUNEAU MUSIC HOUSE The men and women of Juneau who are interested !n music arc invited to be the guests of the Juneau Music House next Thursday afternoon and evening. The carload of pianos rec ently receiver by that house, piano players and all manner of other mu sical instruments will be on display. Many of Juneau's best musical talent will be present to play for the enter tainment of visitors. The whole store and its contents yill be open for in spection. "It is our purpose." said Elmer E. Smith, the proprietor, "to demonstrate to music lovers that Juneau has a rel ly first class store." M. P. Goodman, of the Richmond Paper company arrived from the west ward on the Admiral Evans. STRAWBERRIES?more of them coming on the Admiral Sampson? make your reservations early. ROYAL FRUIT CO., Phono 280. CHINESE PIRATES LOOT STEAMSHIP HONKONG, March 17. ? Pirates boarded the Norwegian steamship Chil dar off this port yesterday, overpow ered the European officers and looted the vessels. They secured $30,000 in specie. JAMES GORDON DENNETT IS DANGEROUSLY ILL LONDON, March 17.?James Gordon Bennett, proprietor of the New York Herald, is seriously ill aboard his yacht at Suez. It is feared that ho may not survive. NOBLE PRIZE WINNER DIES AT BERNE ?*? BERNE, Switzerland, March 17.? Dr. Charles Albert Gobalt, winner of [a Noble prize, died here last night. [NEW YORKER REFUSES POLITICAL APPOINTMENT ' 4? - WASHINGTON, March 17.?Ray mond B. Fosdlck, former commission er of accounts for New York, has de clined the President's offer of the ap pointment as commissioner of immi gration. LARRY DUKE ON TRIAL FOR MANSLAUGHTER SEATTLE, March 17.?The trial of Lawrence Duke, who ran down and killed Henry N. Farr with his automo bile here sometime ago, for man slaughter began yesterday in the crim inal division of the Superior Court here. MOTHER JONES MAY RETURN TO STRIKERS DENVER, Col., March 17.?Mother Jones declared here today that she will return to the strike district. She said that "no Governor nor President can make me abandon iny constitu tional rights." She declared that her just deportation from the strike dis trict was without warrant of law. STEEL TRUST TO SQUEAL ON ROADS i WASHINGTON, March 17?The In terstate Commerce Commission has been promised certified copies of en tries on the books of the Steel Cor poration, showing the payment of re bates by railroads on the corporation's ore shipments. FAMOUS ASTRONOMER DIES AT WEST POINT ACADEMY WEST POINT, N. Y? Mnrch 17.?Dr. Edward S. Holden, astronomer and li brarian for the United States Military Academy, died here last night. CHARLES GOLDSTEIN HOME ?4*? Charles Goldstein returned on the Spokane today from a brief business trip to Seattle made in the interest of the handsome now Goldstein building. RE-TRIAL OF LAND CASE. A special venire of 20 was ordered this morning for the case of Welder leich against Townsend, et al, and the case is now on trial. The action in volves title to Indian land near the [Chief Johnson house. The Jury disa greed at the first trial. Draper Club to Meet. The Draper Club will meet on Wed nesday afternoon at 2:30 with Mrs. E. W. Fettit. HOTEL CLERK LEAVING L. A. Brown, popular night clerk at the Alaskan Hotel will leave for the Westward on the next sailing of the Admiral Sampson to represent the Carston Packing company in the Mc Carthy district. YOU MUST REMEMBER ??? that we don't palm off COLD STOR AGE OR CHINA EGGS for fresh. We sell strictly fresh ranch eggs. Our customers are our best advertisers. Ask them. ROYAL FRUIT CO. Phone 280. Mrs. Robert Scmple arrived from the States on the Humboldt last night af ter an extended visit through the States. W. Dlckelmnn, well known traveling man, arrived from Ketchikan on the Humboldt last night and is staying at the Hotel Cain. Get the big feed of good grub at the small price at the Stampede restau rnnt 2-26-tf. "Sweets for the sweet," at Juneau Drug Co., opposite Aalskan Hotel. ? 3-16-tf. Cabinet Officer's Wife Assassinates Paris Editor I ?+? PARIS, March 17.?Gaston Calmette died thh morning from the effects of the wounds Inflicted last night by Mme. Calllaux, whose husband he had attacked. His last words wore: "I have done my duty." Calllaux Had Resigned. Minister of Finance Calllaux had re signed before his wife shot Calmette, but the Premier was withholding the resignation for announcement today. Mme. Calllaux, who Is In jail, is the third wife of her distinguished Iiub band. She is 39 years of age. WOMAN SHOOTS EDITOR FOR ATTACKING HUSBAND PAItiS, March 17. ? Gaston Cal mette, editor of the Figaro, was shot ? and dangerously wounded In his of fice last night by Madame Henrlette Calllaux, wife of the French minister of finance, on account of a Journalis tic attack on her husband. Cabinet May Fall. PARIS, March 17.?The fall of the present French cabinet is likely to-re sult from the assassination of Editor Gaston Calmette by Mine. Calllaux. Woman Assaults Vice-President. PARIS, March 17.?A woman singer assaulted Victor Augagniur, vice-presi dent of the Chamber of Deputies midst the opening of the parliament. U. S. ARMY OFFICER IS SHORT IN ACCOUNTS ??? SEATTLE, March 17.?Capt. J. H. Griffiths, disbursing officer of the quartermaster's office at this place, has been suspended and confined to his quarters. He Is charged with be ing short in his accounts. AGRICULTURAL BILL APPRAPRIATES $19,000,000 WASHINGTON, March 17. ? Th'o House of Representatives passed the agricultural appropriation bill Satur day. It carries $19,000,000. WASHINGTON STATE BANK CLOSES DOORS AUBURN, Wash., March 17?The Bank of Auburn, a private bank, closed its doors yesterday. Its depos its amounted to $200,000. RUSSIA GIVES BIG CONTRACT TO YANKS VIENNA, March 17.?The Russian government has given a big contract to an American syndicate to carry out big works on the Volga and its tribu taries. This work will consist of dredging and an elaborate engineer ing program, to cost $250,000,000. OLDEST MISSOURIAN PASSES AWAY LIBERAL, Mo., March 17.?Henry Dorman, aged 115, said to be the old est man in Missouri, died here yester day. He served in the Mexican and Civil wars. SUFFRAGETTES BURN NINE RAILWAY COACHES BIRMINGHAM, England. March 17. ?Nino railroad coaches were burned here yesterday morning by the mili tant suffragette arson squad. M'ADOO MEETS ELEANOR'S FRIENDS AT TEA WASHINGTON, March 17.?Miss Eleanor Wilson had a few friends at afternoon tea at the White House yes terday afternoon. Secretary William Gibbs McAdoo dropped in to meet them. STANDARD OIL IS PLACING BIG ORDERS PITTSBURGH, Pa., March 16.?It Is rumored in Pittsburgh that Standard Oil interests have placed contracts for .100,000 tons of pipe and plates, most of which are with the United States Steel Corporation. RAILWAY EMPLOYEES GET WAGE INCREASE NEW YORK. March 16?The Amal gamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employees announce that 28,424 members have received an increase in wages amounting to $2, 848,000 annually. 600,000 INCOME TAX STATEMENTS ARE IN WASHINGTON, March 17.?It Is es timated that 600,000 Income tax re turns have been filed throughout the United States of which nearly 10% contain errors. COMMANDER OF VANCOUVER STRIKE ZONE RESIGNS ?4*? VANCOUVER, B. C., March 17?Col. John A. Hall, commander of the strike zone since last August, resigned last night. He is dissatisfied with the pay that is given his men.