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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Wellesley, Mass., March 17.?Fire
destroyed Wellesley College hall this
morning. Three hundred women fled
from the burning building via the fire
escape.
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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.
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' |. 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.
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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
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BERNE, Switzerland, March 17.?
Dr. Charles Albert Gobalt, winner of
[a Noble prize, died here last night.
[NEW YORKER REFUSES
POLITICAL APPOINTMENT
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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
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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
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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.

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