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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. HL, NO. 610. JUNEAU, ALASKA, KKIDAY. MARCH 20, 1914. . PRICE, TEN CENTS - Situation in Ulster Is Becoming Serious I LONDON'. March 20.?The govern ment anil poulace has become con-1 vinced that grave events are impend-! ing in Ulster over the home rule ques-| tion. That the home rule bill will be passed Is conceded, and it is becoming evident that Ulster will not accept the compromise plan affored by Premier Herbert Henry Asquith. Instead, evi-j dence Is accumulating that the oppo nents of Irish home rule in the North Intend to resist the enforcement of the measure with force. Government May Send Troops. A rumor Is current here that the government is preparing for the mili tary occupation of Ulster. The situation is aggravated by the support the opposition party in parlia ment is giving to the beligerant atti tude of the protestants of Ulster. Unionist Leader Stirs Ulster Men. BELFAST. March 20.?Sir Edward Carson, leader of the Unionists of Ul ster. made a dramatic entry into the capital this morning and is conferring with military commanders of the vol unteer forces which are being armed to resist home rule for Ireland. RODEN MAKES POSITION CLEAR Senator Henry Roden. discussing the immediate occasion for sending the letter to Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane, concerning the Al aska railroad bill, which has aroused so much discussion, said: "The Legislature, early in its pro ceedings. endorsed the report of the Alaska road commission, which rec ommended the construction of a gov ernment railroad in Alaska. The reso lution and memorial endorsing the re port went through unanimously. Later word came from Washington that op ponents of government ownership had represented the action of the Legisla ture as having been inspired by ad vocates of the principle of government ownership of railroads. "About that time, word was received that if the government would sign an agreement to give the Alaska North ern railroad a contract to haul coal from the Matanuska coal fields to lb' roant at a iuie that the former Sucre-* tary of the Interior had agreed up on as fair that it had the money nec essary and would build a railroad from the coast to Fairbanks. "it was said even at that early date that a large number, probably a ma jority. of the members of Congress were opposed to the principle of gov ernment ownership of railroads. That such was the fact was subsequently brought out in the debates over the Alaska bill, where one Senator and Representative after another declared against the principle of government ownership. The friends of the Alaska railroad bill throughout the debates laid great stress upon the contention that the government ownership prin ciple was not involved in the Alaska question, because here the govern ment would build a road not primar ily for the purpose of getting into the railroad business but for the purpose of developing a Territory where most of the resources belonged to the gov ernment. "Our first interest was to get a rail road. If the opposition to government ownership should prove too strong in Washington we were willing that the administration should make any other plans that were satisfactory tp it. "We understand, of course, if a rail road were built by private parties, with the consent of the government. It would be subject to control of the Interstate Commerce Commission. Un der those circumstances, the plan of the Alaska Northern was satisfactory to us if it should meet the approval of the government. We regarded 'trans portation to be the key to the situa tion.' and would be content with any reasonable program that the Federal government would adopt. We believed that we represented the situation as it existed when we said that the peo ple of Alaska, in our opinion, were not in favor of the "principle of gov ernment ownership." but would accept that or any other satisfactory program to get a railroad. The railroad was what we wanted. We had no theor ies which we desired to have vindi cated." LIST2 MUSICALE TO BE GIVEN APRIL 1ST Miss Edith Kempthorne announced today that the Listz musical which she has promised that she will give will take place at the Methodist church Wednesday evening. April 1st. SAMPSON OFFICER IN HOSPITAL First Officer Kinney .of the Samp son was taken down with a strangu lated hernia after leaving Ketchikan. He suffered excruciating pain for al most twenty-four hours. Upon arriv ing in Juneau Dr. L. O. Egginton was called and had him removed to SL Ann's hospital where he -Immediately reduced the hernia. Mr. Kinney is resting comfortably but will have to remain in the hospital until the re turn of the ship. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?49. Minimum?31. Partly cloudy. CAPT. MARTIN TO TENDER RESIGNATION Capt. J. T. Martin, for three years Juneau's police chief, will tender his resignation to the City Council tonight. Whilo Capt. Martin had decided not to be an applicant for re-appointment to his position, his resignation before the termination of his term is the di rect result of a fine imposed for us ing more force than City Magistrate E. W. Petit thought he should have used in making an arrest. In resigning, Capt. Martin says he has no complaint to make of the City Council or the people of the town. Both, he said, had given him excellent support while he has been at the head of the police department. The good people of the town, he said, have giv en him splendid support in the admin istration of his office. CITY MARSHAL FINED; ? PRISONER SERVING TIME Yesterday afternoon. E. \V. Petit, municipal magistrate disposed of the four complaints made in his court by i assessing fines against each of the de-| fendants. Anderson was found guilty of using obscene language and of as saulting an officer, lie was fined $5 for the first offense and $10 for the second. Capt. J. T. Martin, who mado the arrest, was found not guilty of I using abusive language but was ad judged guilty of striking needless blows In making the arrest. He was fined $10. Anderson is serving out his sentence in the city jail at $2 per; day. NEW BUSINESS HOUSE OPENS IN JUNEAU Another addition has been made to the steadily growing number of Ju neau's business houses in the opening of "The Vogue Shop" opposite the Or pheum by Mrs. Albert Berry, where a choice assortment of hand-worked em broideries are on display. Mrs. Berry is an expert designer and she will do all of her work here in Juneau. Designing and stamping j will be done to order, so that any special faaturo or otyie cfln t>e carried ont as desired, and all necessary ma-: will be carried in stock. .Mrs. Berry will also carry ladies hair goods in stock, and make that a feature of her business. Switches, puffs and all the various new styles of coiffeurs will be made to order. INSPECTING SHEEP CREEK TUNNEL TODAY ?+? B. L. Thane. J. R. Whipple. B. M. Beherends and H. T. Tripp went to Sheep creek today and will inspect the Alaska Gastineau tunnel there. They will return this evening. LADIES HAIR GOODS, remodeling of switches, puffs, etc.. in modish styles at "The Vogue Shop". Opp. Orpheum Theatre. .Mrs. Albert Berry. 3-20-Tues. Thu, Sat. NOTICE OF ELECTION. ?+? TO THE ELECTORS o fthe City of Juneau. Division No. 1, Territory of Alaska. NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to Ordinance No. 135, of the City of Juneau, passed and approved by the Common Council on February 20, 1911, a general election, for the purpose of electing seven Councilmen and one School Director, for the City of Juneau, as provided in said ordi nance, will be held on Tuesday. April seventh, nineteen hundred and four teen, between the hours of nine o'clock a. m? and seven o'clock p. in. of said day; That the voting place for the above stated election will be in Fire Appara tus Room in the new City Hail build ing. located at the corner of Fourth and Main Streets, in the City of Ju neau. and that the entrance to said room is on the Fourth Street side of said building; That the qualifications of electors at said election are as follows: Any citizen of the United States, whether male or female, and any person who lias filed a declaration of intention to become such, is entitled to exercise the elective franchise in the City of Juneau; Provided, such person shall be found of the full age of twenty-one years and shall have been a bona fide resident of the Territory of Alaska for one year and of the City of Ju neau for -six months next preceding the date of election. Dated at Juneau. Alaska, this IStfa day of March, 1914. E. W. PETIT. Municipal Clerk of the City of Juneau 3 18-tf. THIS WILL INTEREST YOU. ?+? We carry the best, the most com plete drug and sundry stock in Alas ka: our prices are right and we an giving you efficient service. We car ry complete lines of "Bontes" "Sweets' and "Lowney's" chocolates?alwayi fresh. Immediate delivery of all or , ders, and a night bell for the conven , ience of our patrons. PHONE "250" THE JUNEAU DRUG Co. Z. T. Loussac, Prop. Opposite Alaskan Hotel 3-18-tl STRAWBERRIES?more of then coming on the Jefferson?piake you reservations early. ROYAL FRUIT CO.. Phono 280. COMERCIAL CLUB RE-ELECTS RECK + J NEW COMMERCIAL CLUB OFFICERS. President?John Reck. Vice-President?H. J. Fisher. Secretary?Ike Sowerby. Treasurer?Guy McNaughton f = T The Juneau Commercial Club elect ed officers at Inst night's meeting of the organization. John Reck, Presi dent; H. J. Fisher, Vice-President, and i Ike Sowerby, secretary, were ro-elect ed to their respective positions and Guy McNaughton was elected treas urer to succeed E. Valentine, who has been treasurer for several years. Vote of Thanks. ? A vote of thanks for services ren dered was tendered E. Valentino, re tiring trensurcr of the organization. Juneau Will Celebrate F. Wolland brought up the matter of making some kind of demonstration in Juneau in recognition of the fact that the Alaska railway bill had been passed by Congress and signed by ] President Woodrow Wilson. There 1 followed quite u discussion and it de I veloped that the organization was | heartily in favor of it. Mr. Wolland's motion that a committee be appointed with power to act was seconded by Senator H. T. Tripp and carried unan imously. President Reck appointed the following committee: P. Wolland. G. F. Forrest, II. T. Tripp, H. J. Fish er and Lafe Spray on this committee. The committee desires that citizens | generally suggest ideas for the com ! mittec to consider to the end that un appropriate and successful c ' Oration J may be held at an early dn Taking On New It was one of the nios .^elastic meetings slnco the big get-together banquet held In Elks' hall 011 January 14. 1913. Every chair in the council chamber was occupied and many were forced to stand. Secretary Ike Sow erby was not present on nccount of being locked up in Jury service. P. J. 1 Wettrick wns made secretary pro tern. 1 J. A. McKnnna, of the membership ! committee reported progress, stating: that in the past few days the commit- j tee had secured 35 paid memberships,' but that the committee was not yetj finished with its work. For Federal Building. F. J. Wettrick. of the Federal Build ing committee reported that tho com- 1 mittee had been gathering data bear ing upon the work in hand and sub mitted a set of strong resolutions ' bearing upon the necessity of the Fed-" 1 era! government taking immediate nc-'' tlon toward the erection of a Federal 1: building in Juneau. The resolutions !1 were unanimously adopted. About the Exposition The committee appointed to prepare ' a memorial to the President and Con- 1 gross asking for an adequate approp riation for the participation of Alaska ' in the Panama Pacific exposition to be ' held in San Francisco reported that 1 the matter had been attended to and that resolutions had been sent over ' the Territory asking towns and other commercial bodies to endorse the ac tion of the Juneau Commercial Club in this matter. Homes For Working Men President John Reck brought up the matter of providing homes for the working men of Juneau and there fol lowed much discussion on the subject. It was the general opinion of the or ganization that everything should be done to promote the erection of com fortable homes for the working men. President Reck appointed E. J. Mc Kanna. Charles Hooker and P. J. Gem met a committee to investigate the matter. "RED" MANN COMES WITH FIGHTING REPUTATION ?+? "Red" Mann, who is scheduled to box with Karl Drum at the bartenders' smoker on the night of March 28th, comes to Juneau with a record that is of more than passing interest. Among those whose namoe have fi gured in squarcd-circle affairs that he has met and vanquished are "Buck" O'Nell, whom he knocked out, "Young" Ketchell and Jack Robinson, from whom ho won decisions. Ho also fought a 10-round draw in Milwaukee with Jack Redmond, who made a draw out of a 10-round bout with Ad. Wol gast. He has figured in 61 fights, 17 of them being with the hard ones of the coast, including Romeo Egan, of Seattle. ? BIG ATTRACTION AT GRAND THEATRE TONIGHT The special big Civil War attraction "Blue Grass Romance" in two exciting ? parts. This is a story when father and son fight against each other, the ! t ither being a Confederate general, and his son a Becret service officer in the Union army. Later tho son is cap tured, and his own father sends him to be shot. The most heart-touching play you ever witnessed. "Gaumont Weekly"?Most interest ing events?Our weeklies are always good?and the latest. "A Kiinona Tragedy" A Majestic comedy that will please every one who sees the show tonight. 5 FOR RENT?A modern flnt of two rooms. Fitted with bath and kitchen range. Apply to A. M. Goodman, Al askan Hotel, between 5 and 7 o'clock, evenings. 3-20-tf. H. Merrifield, who came North to visit his mother at Funter Bay, Is at a tho Occidental Hotel. r * * * Typewriters for rent. See W. H. Case. 3-17-tf. 'COAL CASES MAY BE DROPPED WASHINGTON. March 20.?Attor- j ney General Janice C. McReyuolds has j ordered an examination Into all pond lng Alaska coal cases. His purpose, ho announced, is to drop all cases whero It Is uoi clearly shown that thero Is merit In tho contentions of the government and that conviction Is probable. The acquittal of every man who lias been prosecuted under the criminal statutes thus far has lend the Attorney General to believe that men have been charged where crime was not committed. SEATTLE JURY EREES LAWRENCE DUKE SEATTLE, March 20.? Lawrence Duke was acquitted by a Jury in the Superior court on the charge of man slaughter yesterday. Duke, was ac cbsed of running down and killing Henry N. Parr with his automobile some time ago. He was said to be In toxicated at the time of the accident. Duke was a member of the family that holds a controlling interest in the American Tobacco company, tho so-called Tobaccb trust. GEN. VILLA SAYS BET ON REBELS JUAREZ, Mex., March 20.?Gen. Vil la has assumed personal command of the Constitutional forces in the field in the operations in tho vicinity of Torreon. A telegram received from him by a friend nt this place this morn ing said: "Bet all of your money that my forces will capture Torreon by March 31st." ELKS AT HOME PROVED TO BE GRAND SUCCESS Tho "At Home" given by the Ju neau lodge of,Elks to the members 1 of the order and their ladies In Elks' ball last night was one of the most brilliant social affairs over held in Ju neau. There were present over 100 couples, many peaple coming over from Douglas and Treadwell. Tho enter tainment conunencer with a musical program of niuoh excellence, in which 1 Mrs. Angus Macknv. Mr. Monte A. l Show, Mr. Ralph Healey and Mr. Ira Robertson assisted. Dancing followed the music an<t roo , i atious and continued until 11:45 when the last "waix ?nrs-tnyeu.?TTTPfpitred three sittings in tho banguet hall to 1 accommodate those who were pres ent. The Juneau orchestra, under the leadership of Prof. John Sumpf, dis coursed the finest of music throughout 1 the evening. The decorations were beautiful, the long streamers of alter nating purple aud white ribbons hang ing pendent from celling and walls re sponding tho the rythtn of music and motion of the dancers, swaying in un daltlng waves; the pretty girls and beautiful young matrons all charming ly gowned, created a picture that will long be remembered. COMMITTEE WANTS PUBLIC TO SUGGEST The Commercial Club celebration committee wants suggestions from the public as to the best way for Juneau to show appreciation over the passage of tho Alaska railroad bill. The com mittee consists of P. Wolland, H. T. Tripp. H. J. Fisher, G. F. Forrest and l.afe Spray. JUNEAU ROADS ARE NOW BEING REPAIRED * - A crow of 14 men and several teams Is engaged in repairing the roads lead ing from Jnneau to Sheep Creek and to Salmon Creek. Two hundred loads of gravel have already been used in ballasting the Salmon creek road and Erick Nelson, who volunteered his ser vices to oversee the work says that the road is now passable but not in such condition as he would like to have it. Work is also progressing on the Sheep creek road as fast as conditions will permit. All of this repair work was made possiblo through the earnest activity of the committee appointed by Gov. J. F. A. Strong to solicit subscriptions from the business men of Juneau for the work and to the liberal responses of those approached on the matter. The committee consists of H. J. Ray mond, W. F. Merchant and W. W, Cas ey, and this committee is still at work collecting money with which to con tinue the work. Mr. Raymond said this morning that the committee had had unusual suc cess, so far all of the business men contributing generously toward the fund. The transfer men wore also very liberal in their contributions of both cash and labor. The committee feels assured that enough money will be forthcoming to complete the repair work now under way. It is not known at this timo just what the Alaska Road Commission will be able to do for the Juneau roads. RUTH PRESTON, Teacher of piano. 138 Franklin. 3-19-tf 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. GRIFFITHS CLOSES ALL SEATTLE CAFES 1 SEATTLE, March 20.?Chief of Po lico Austin E. Griffith yeBterduy closed all the cafes In Seattle where drinks are served to women. Tate's, the Breakers, the Haufbrau, the American, the Thanhauser, Grant's, Gerald's, the Rathskeller, and other famous cafes and many hotels are effected by the order. Mayor Hiram C. Gill is sup porting the order of the police chief. In explaining his order Chief of Po lice Griffiths said thnt he conceived it to be the duty of the police depart ment to enforce the law as it finds It, aud "that Is what we propose to do," ho added. Mayor Gill said that before Mr. Grif fiths accepted the appointment as chief of police ho was given to undor otaud that he would have a free hand. "I promised to put the police depart ment of the city under his sole com mand," said Gill, "and to support him. I had confidence in his ability to manage the department, and the whole administration is behind him." M'REYNOLDS REJECTS TAFT FOR RAILROAD TRUSTEE WASHINGTON, March 20? Ex President William H. Taft has been rejected by Attorney-General James C. ; McReynolds for membership on the board of trustees of the Boston and Maine on the grounds that as President, Mr. Taft sanctioned the action of At- , torney-General George W. Wlckersham in reversing a decision made under tho Roosevelt administration that the ( merger of the New Haven and Boston , & Maine was illegal. ADMIRAL SAMPSON COMES WITH CAPACITY LOAD i Tho Admiral Sampson, arriving in Juneau from the South docked about 9:30 this morning. The vessel was , loaded to the full capacity, both In i freight and passenger accommoda- | tlons. A great number of those on | bonrd were destined for Seward and < Cordova, enroute to interior pointH. ? There were also many for Valdez. The ? Juneau list follows: B. P. Watson, , Dr. G. F. Marlfleld, H. Shattuck. E. L. < Anderson, R.'Rankin, J. H. Dixon, Her- < innn Moler, Murie Wolf, T. Manott, W. F, Swan, Frldda Coles, Mrs. D. E. Bar- | nctt, Florence Lowe, O. L. Coward and wife, F. F. Smith and wife, F. J, Carey, Charles Kardzala, Charles Vaughn, Eu gene Henkle, V. V. Boyd, O. Chalseth, j Peto Pearson, Jack Carlsou, Earl B. ( Wilson, J. Frank Warner, Carl Olsen. , ind 28 second class. ? ? ? ( SEATTLE PEOPLE ON MAY TO NELCHINA Chnrles C. Coulter. William Brad- 1 shaw and J. J. Crawford, of Seattle, 1 are representatives of a Seattle com- 1 pnny, organized by Mr. Coulter, that ' is going into the Nelchina to develop ' properties located and secured under! option by Mr. Coulter last fall. They < are passengers on the Admiral Samp son. Mrs. Coulter and little son.: Charles, Jr., accompnny Mr. Coulter., The Coulter party is taking horses1; and an outfit including a drill and | other prospecting equipment. The ( party will go to Vnldez and freight the ] outfit over the trail from that place. | Mrs. Coulter and son will get off at i Cordova and join the pnrty at Chitina. C. C. Coulter is a pioneer of Seward , peninsula and spent last summer In ( the Nelchina . He has been in Seattle during recent years. REAL ESTATE BARGAINS. ?+? Lot 8, Block 119, beautiful view for residence. $800.00 Lot 4. Block 24; a fine corner for an apartment building. $4,500. Lot 2, Block 113 with house. A bar gain for $4,000.00. Lots 7 and 8, Block 9. This Is one of the best double corners in the city I One half of lot 2, block 9, Good lo j cation for offices. Fair building. Lots 3 and 4. Block 6, with 3 good buildings. Lot 5, Block 1. graded. Good busi ness location. One half interest in lot 5, Block 4. j with good buildings. l?ots 21 and 22, Block 1, Pacific j Const addition. Splendid business lo- j cation. I have some good bargains in water j front property. You can arrange terms, on all of the above. Call nt Juneau Iron Works, Phone 3-4. JURY STILL OUT. ?+? The jury in the second trial in the Weidielch case which took the case at 4 p. m. yesterdny is still out nt 3:30, p. m. The First Jury disagreed. Jack llorofeldt Is n passenger aboard , the Admiral Sampson enroute to the | Chisana. E. S. Eskridge, well known mining; man, is a passenger aboard the Samp son enroute to the Kuskokwim via J Seward. Oak Olson returned to Junenu on the Admiral Sampson. NO CHINA EGGS ? but guaranteed Btrictly freBh. FRESH SEATTLE QUEEN BUTTER. 30 cents per pound at the Royal Fruit company leading dealers in fresh fruits and vegetables and the company which re duces the cost of living. Free delivery. Phone. 280. tf. The surprise of the 20th century Is due to arrive In Juneau in 11 days. SENATE AGAINST SUEERAGE AMENDMENT WASHINGTON, March 20.? By a vote of 35 to 34 the United Stntes Sen ate yesterday defeated the Ashurst resolution submitting a constitutional amendment providing for woman suf frage. An amendment offered by Senator J. K. Vardman, of Mississippi, repeal ing the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution,, which extends the suf frage to Negroes, and then granting the right to vote to women, was de feated before the final vote upon the resolution. The vote against the Constitutional amendment resolution is not regarded as an indication that a majority of the Senators are opposed to woman suf frage, but that they are opposed to further interference with the suffrage question by the National government. SINGLE TAXER LEAVES FORTUNE TO WIDOW PHILADELPHIA. March 20.?O. Ed ;ar Pels, the wealthy soap manufac turer, who has financed many cam paigns in behalf of single tax, who lied here left $50,000 in cash to Wal ter Coates, his private secretary, and the remainder of his vast fortune to liis widow. CALMETTE TRAGEDY KEEPS FRENCH BUSY PARIS, March 20.?Public opinion continues to bo deeply occupied over he Calmettc tragedy. The affair has resulted in more intense political agi :ation than has occurred in this ex citable city for many years. However, ill fear of a Royalist uprising has dls ippeared. The demand for the retire nent of the entire cabinet and n change of government continues in sistent BANDITS ROB TENNESSEE BAND AND GET $33,000 NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 20.? Sandlt* robbed the First National Bank >f Gallatin early this morning and nade away with $32,000. MANY TftWCAKS' BEING ORDERED THIS MONTH NEW YORK, March 20.?Informa :ion received from various car manu ,'actorics indicate that there will be lew orders for from 12,000 to 13,000 cars and r>2;> locomotives before the ?nd of the present month. CANADIAN ROAD ASKS FOR FEDERAL AID OTTAWA, March 10?The Canadian Northern lias applied to the Canadian government for a $25,000,000 bond guarantee. In u statement by Sir Wil liam MacKenzie, the Canadian Pacific is accused by him of Interfering with the financing plans. The government may assume charge of expenditures and will amend the railway act to put control of railway capitalization, bond issues, etc., in the hands of a federal railway board. INCOME TAX MAKES ANOTHER BRITISHER LONDON, March 20.?Another Ameri can. Poincroy Burton, large owner in the London Daily Mail, is about to be come a British citizen, seeking to! avoid the United States income tax law. GRAND TRUNK TO EXTEND LINES SOUTH BOSTON, March 20?Work on the| Southern New England extension of the Grand Trunk, which was aban doned a year ago will resume April 1st. TARIFF REBATES TO HOME SHIPS VALID WASHINGTON, March 20.? The United States general appraisers have upheld that provision of the tariff law which gives a rebate of 5^ of duty in favor of goods imported in vessels of American register. The board finds that no treaty has been violated. UJSTRALIA TO IMPROVE SYDNEY'S HARBOR LONDON, March 20.?The govern ment of Australia is planning an ex penditure of $20,000,000 on harbor im provements at Sydney, Australia. SONS BREAK RICH MAN'S LAST WILL NEW YORK. March 20.?The will of Gen. Eckert, for many years presi dent of the Western Union, has been broken, and his estate of $1,700,000 will be divided between his two sons. WOMAN BAILIFF DROPS DEAD AT BELLINGHAM | BELLINGHAM, Wash., March 20.? Mrs. Adelaide Clark, a court bailifi caring for woman jurors while con ducting jurors to a restaurant this morning, dropped dead. Every nation welcome, except Carrie at the Stampede. 2-19-tl Guggenheimsand W.P.&Y. May Buy N. N. Co. Steamers ?*? SAN FRANCISCO, March 20.?That I the Guggenheim Brothers and the White Pass and Yukon route are ne gotiating for the purchase of the Northern Navigation company's fleet of Yukon river steamers and other holdings of that company in the North was admitted by President Leon Slosh, of the Northern Navigation Company today. The consideration for the prop erties Is stated to be $2,000,000. It is thought that the deal is Hearing con summation. FOURTEENTH INFANTRY COMING TO ALASKA SPOKANE, March 20.?It is an announced that the first bntallion of the Fourteenth Infantry stationed here has received orders to go to Alaska in June. WASHINGTON NATIONAL GUARD OFFICER QUITS POSITION SEATTLE, March 20.?Fred Llew ellyn today tendered his resignation as adjutant-general of the Washington National guard. STRONG OPPOSITION TO REPEAL PLAN WASHINGTON, March 20.?Presi dent Woodrow Wilson's plea for the repeal of the free American tolls pro vision of the Panama canal act is meeting more stubborn opposition than anything that has arisen since the Democratic party gained control of the Nation. There is a disposition on the part of the opposition to make the most of the situation for the ef fect it will have on the elections next fall. It is hoped that the great popu larity the administration has developed ? might be neutralized by the debate. However, the President is confident that his position is right and the dis cussion will result in greater support for it among the people rather than increased opposition. WILLIAM J. BRYAN CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY ?+? WASHINGTON, March 20.?Secre tary of State William J. Bryan yes terday celebrated his 54th birthday an niversary. Ho received many tele gratnB of congratulations from friends, admirers and colltglnns from all sec tions of the country. Praise For Wilson and Bryan. LINCOLN, Neb., March 20.?Praise for President Woodrow Wilson and Secretary of State William J. Bryan in equal measure was the dominant note of the annual celebration of Bry an's birthday at this place last night. A telegram was read from Bryan in which he said that he could look with satisfaction over the accomplishment of the first quarter of the present Democratic administration. "The President," he said, "has more than realized the highes- hopes of his party by the splendid record he has made." Speeches were made by Gov. John II. Morehead, of Nebraska. Gov. James M. Cox, of Ohio, former Gov. Joseph W. Folk, of Missouri, and Senator Jos eph T. Robinson, of Arkansas. WOMAN SUES MILLIONAIRE FOR $1,500,000 DAMAGES LOS ANGELES, March 20.? Miss Maud Armfeld has begun breach of promise proceedings against Bryant H. ; Seward, Jr., the San Diego million | aire, whom she claims Is the father of J her two-year-old child. She asks dam | ages in the sum of fi.500,000. WILSON DESIRES TO HELP RAILROADS - ? WASHINGTON, March 20.?Presi dent Woodrow Wilson is manifestly deeply interested in the financial con dition of American railroads. He ex pressed himself yesterday as greatly desiring to bring relief to them. It is known that many of the great rail road systems are hard pressed in a fi nancial way. The eaniings of the ronds have not been sufficient to meet necessary betterments, rolling stock requirements, interest and dividends. The result is that great difficulty is being experienced in securing funds to retire maturing bond issues. FORMATION OF MACKEREL TRUST ALARMS FISHERMEN NEW YORK, March 20.?Fish hand lers In this city have expressed great concern over advices received from Norway and Sweden that a mackerel trust Is in process of formation In those countries. FRICK BUYS 10,000 ACRES OF COAL LAND PITTSBURG, Pa., March 20? The H. C. Frick Coke Co., has formally purchased 10,000 acres of coking land in Green county. Pa., at $600 an acre and has taken option on 15,000 acres additional at the same figure. Fine embroidery materials, silks and imported linens; designing and stamp ? ing to order at "Tho Vogue Shop", i Opp. Orpheum Hotel. Mrs. Albert Ber ry. 3-20?Mon. Wed., Fri. You'll find the cosmopolitan crowd t at tho Stampede. 2-19-tf.