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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. III., NO. 512. JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDA .MARCH 2,1?, 1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS Douglas Democrats Give Big Smoker I DOUGLAS. March 23.?The Demo crats of the Island had their inning Saturday night. They indulged in praises of Democracy, mutual encom iums. feasting and social diversions. The much talked of smoker followed Immediately after the picture show at the Lyric Theatre, and more than a hundred assembled for the occasion. J. F. McDonald, a Democrat of long standing, was chairman and he mingled enough humor with-his Introductions to enliven the occasion from the start. The first speaker of the evening was Monte Snow, who talks Democracy in his sleep. Mr. Snow said that he had lived in Alaska during part of each and every Democratic administration. He knew Gov. Swineford. Judge De laney and a host of the Democrats, whom he had held in almost rever ential esteem: in fact, he looked up on the successful Democrats as heroes, and the unsuccessful ones as martyrs. Mr. Snow said, and proved by figures, that every reform in Alaska since its purchase in 1867 was duo either di rectly or indirectly to Democratic rule and influence. Judge J. B. Marshall followed withj a convincing speech on the tariff bill recently passed by a Democratic Con-1 gress. He had made a deep study of the subject and spoke convincingly and instructively. He paid high com pliments to Governor J. F. A. Strong, and said that the Democrats of Alaska could do no better than send the Gov ernor to Washington as our represen tative. J. A. Hellenthal followed with a talk on Democracy in general and made an impassioned plea to the people to stand by the party which has done and is doing so much for Alaska. His references to President Woodrow Wil son were applauded, as were also his compliments to Gov. Strong, whom he advocated as the necessary person to represent Alaska as delegate to Con gress. Gov. J. F. A. Strong said that posi tively and under no circumstances would he be a candidate for delegate to Congress. He spoke of construc tive legislation accomplished by Wil - - - - - ... ? . ? son s administration in lis tirst year, and predicted great development for Alaska through the passage of the rail road bill, and other legislation now pending and which he believed would, be enacted into law; urged unity among the people of Alaska so that they would reap the full benefit of the developments which the new era was ushering in: that the constructive policy would develop the territory's great natural resources, and that it is now time for everyone to boost and cease "knocking." At the close of the speechmaking, the audience was invited to the ban quet room where the men and women mingled in feasting and social con verse. The Governor with Mrs. Strong Mr. Cheney and the Juneau speakers left for their homes on the midnight ferry. ARCTIC BARBER SHOP IN NEW HOME The Arctic barbershop and bath house owned by George Haia and C. M. Spores open for business this morning in the handsome new quar ters recently acquired in the New Val entine building. In its new home the "Arctic" is one of the finest tonsorial parlors in the country. The place is finished in enamelled white. The fur niture is elegant golden oak. There are six modern chairs. The baths, four in number, and a shower, are lo cated both in the main and mezzanine floors, the latter reached by stairs from the rear room. Provisions have been made for man icuring attendants on each floor and it is so arranged so that ladles can be accommodated as well as gentle men for this work. The proprietors of the "Arctic" are well known in Ju neau and are artists in their line and very popular. TWO PRISONERS ARRIVE FROM THE GEM CITY Deputy Marshal Fred Fonzo and City Marshal Frank Page, of Skagway arrived on the Jefferson, bringing with them two prisoners?Henry Ransom and John J. O'Brian. Ransom had been arrested for theft, it being shown in his trial before Commissioner Mar tin Conway, of Skagway that he had entered staterooms on the steamship Princess Maquinna and stolen Jewelry. He was apprehended by the second steward. Judge Conway sentenced him to six months in jail. John J. O'Brian, formerly a resident of Juneau, was taken into custody, charged with supplying liquor to In dians. He was brought down to await the action of the grand jury. Messrs. Fonzo and Page will remain in Juneau until the sailing of the next boat for the North. QUIET WEDDING SATURDAY. At the home of the bride. Mrs. Al ma Hendrlckson was married to Mr. John V. Hendrickson, Saturday, March 21st, at 1 p. m. by the Rev. R. C. Blackwell. pastor of the Methodist church. The newly married couple will, after a time reside Ct Sheet Creek. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?45. Minimum?35. Precipitation?.15. Cloudy, rain. JUNEAU AFrER PUBLIC BUILDING The Federal Building Commltteo of the Juneau Commercial Club will not i allow Congress to forget that there Is urgent need of tho Immediate con ! structlon of a Federal building in Ju ,neau. The resolutions prepared by j the committee and adopted by the J club at its last meeting ask that an appropriation for $500,000 be made by Congress for the erection of the building. This resolution is to bo sent to members of Congress and others known to be friendly toward Alaska and is being followed up with letters with javelin points emphasizing some of the following pertinent facts: The Federal offices in Juneau are at present scattered all over the city in frame buildings and with no pro tection whatever for the valuable doc uments against destruction by fire. The Federal offices in Juneau trans act more business annually than any other town of five times the population of Juneau. The United States government pays out annually $6,500 for rent for Fed eral offices in Juneau. Boats in Ju neau are constantly increasing and buildings are in more demand. The people of Juneau are com pelled to walk through a dark and narrow alley in order to reach the entrance to the Postoffice. The lease on the building occupied by the pres ent postoffice in Juneau is soon to expire and the postoffice department is finding it difficult to secure bids on any site or in any building in which to move the postoffice. There is no provision made for a hall in which tho Territorial legisla ture may meet. The Governor's office is compelled to pack documents in constant de mand by the public and the attic of the little old frame building is piled high with stuff. The Historical li brary material, constantly accumu lating Is also piled high in the attic of the building which has no fire pro tection. The people of Juneau many years ago subscribed and contributed $2,500 toward the purchase price for the site of the proposed Federal building with the understanding that the building ?was to be erected at once. Attention is pointed to House Joint Memorial No. 21, passed by the first and last session of the Alaska legis lature asking Congress to appropriate enough money to erect a suitable Fed eral building. Attention is called to the fact that' the appropriations heretofore made by Congress have been allowed to go by the board b cause no action has been taken during the- life of the ap propriation. SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT ?+? Just remember that people may think of the price while they are mak ing the purchase, but they thing of the QUALITY when they are using the goods. We sell the HIGHEST POSSIBLE QUALITY every time. Immediate delivery of all orders. JUNEAU DRUG CO.. Phone 250. Opp. Alaskan Hotel. 3-23-tf. PASSENGERS FOR WESTWARD The following have taken passage for the Westward on the Alameda, sailing tonight: Henry Smith and wife, for Valdcz; Mrs. B. C. Dalzelle. George Henson. J. W. Blase. Roy An derson, Ed. Peterson, for Cordova: J. J. Meherin, for Skagway. NO CHINA EGGS ?+? but guaranteed strictly fresh. 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. 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, 1914, 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. m. of said day; That the voting place for the above stated election will be in Fire Appara tus Room in the new City Hall 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 citi7-.-n of the United States, whether male or female, and any person who has filed a declaration of intention to become such, is entitled to exercise . the elective franchise in the City of Juneau;. Provided, such person 6hall t be found of the full age of twenty-one i 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 18th day of March, 1914. E. W. PETIT. Municipal Clerk of the City of Juneau 3 18-tf. [BENTON WAS STABBED TO HIS DEATH ^WASHINGTON, March 23.?A re port received from British Consul Per cival, or the killing of William S. Ben ton says that "no shots wero fired." The Inference Is that Benton was stabbed. Villa Stripped of Authority. KL PASO, Tex., March 23.?Gen. Villa has been stripped of all author ity, except as a military representa tive of the Constitutionalists, by Gen. Carranza. Widest Confidence In the U. S. PARIS, March 23.?Premier Doum-i ergue. In introducing the foreign af fairs budget In the French Chamber of Deputies, said the government had kept an incessant watch for tho pro tection of the property of its nation als in Mexico, but llko all other na tions France had abstained from any Intervention In the Internal affairs of that country, as It placed the widest confidence in the American govern ment. United State* Renews Demands WASHINGTON, March 23.? Tho United Sjtates government, as result of wounds found upon the body of Clemente Voraga, murdered American horse trader, has renewed Its demand of President Huerta, of Mexico that he make good his promise to punish tho murderers. JUNEAU ORCHESTRA GIVES DANCES AT ELKS' HALL ?+? The Juneau orchestra, under the di rection of Prof. J. Sumpf, will give a series of dances at Elks' Club. The first dance will occur Thursday even ing. LESS THAN FIVE HUNDRED REGISTER IN TWO WEEKS Up to closing time Saturday night, there was a total registration of 446 voters for the coming municipal elec tion. Of thiB total 93 or less than one fourth were women. The books have now been open for two weeks Satur day night and there remains another two weeks in which people may regis ter before the books are closed, the last day for registration being Satur day, April 4. There are more than a thousand persons here qualified to vote according to those who have kept watch on the growth of Juneau, and a considerable number are women. PHENOMENAL PROGRESS ON SHEEP CREEK TUNNEL Paddy O'Neil and his tunnel crews are making phenomenal progress in the big Sheep creek bore. Last week the force made 170 feet and they are now going at the rato of 29 feet each 24 hours. It is confidentially Cxpect od that 200 feet will be made during the present week, leaving only a few feet that can be knocked out within two days. The crews working from the Perseverauce end will be taken off when they approach within 40 feet of the force of Paddy O'Neil so there will be no chance of accidents. From present indications the passage from the Sheep Creek basin into tho Gold creek basin should be open by the end of March. The concrete is nearly all poured In the foundations for the coarse crush ing plant and will be entirely done by Wednesday of this week. It requires 3,000 yards of concrete all told in this work. The steel for the coarse crush ing plant is notf enroute from Seattle and it will be placed in position as soon as it arrives. The forms are being set for the foundations for the main mill building of the big reduction works and the steel for the same is now being fabri cated in the big steel mills of the East. The fine weather yesterday called out large crowds of visitors who went to Sheep Creek to note the progress that is being made. WULZEN-HURLEY FLAT BEING CONSTRUCTED * Contractor Craig has the Wulzen Hurley flat on Gastiueau avenue and Ewlng street well under way. The building will be 30x43 and provide 12 rooms. The structure is so made that one or more stories may be added as the occasion demands. ORPHEUM Those who failed to see last night's show should avail themselves of the opportunity tonight as it was good from start to finish. It consisted of the following bill: Pathe Weekly. "International Spies." "Ferrets." "Going Some"?the big laugh mak er. Tomorrow Night. "Parcel Post Johnnie." "Look Not Upon the Wine." "Chains of an Oath,"?a two-reel feature film. DANCE THURSDAY EVE., MAR. 26. The Juneau orchestra, under direc tion of Mr. J. Sumpf will give a ser ies of weekly dances at Elks Hall. The latest and best music will be the feat ure. Floor managers will be in at tendance. First dance Thursday even ing. 3-23-tf. LEAVING ON JEFFERSON. The Jefferson sailing for Seattle yesterday took the following passen gers Southbound: W. N. Bell and wife, F. G. James and wife, Sophie Smith, Miss Nina Hill, Mrs. L. Hart inson, G. M. Simpklns, F. D. Coster, J. W. Jackson, E. C. Clancy, W. Murray, Mrs. W. T. Lucas, Thomas Taylor, I, W. McDonald, W. F. Swan, Ernest Berry, Mrs. F. J. Garity. REPRESENTATIVE BRYAN WITHDRAWN FROM RACE i WASHINGTON, March 23.?Repre sentative James W. Bryan, of Seattle, has withdrawn from tho race for the Progressive nomination for United States Senator. The announcement was made In Sunday morning news papers. May Run For Congress. SEATTLE," March 23.?It is believed that Representative James W. Bryan, of this city, Congressman-at-Iarge from this State, who yesterday an nounced his withdrawal from tho Sen atorial race, will become a candidate for the Progressive nomination for Congress from this city. ThomaB E. Murphine has already announced his candidacy. Bryan's withdrawal leaves Con gressman-at-IiJrgo J. A. Falconer, and Ole Hanson as the Progressive candi dates for United States Senator. + f I i' ; I m COL. ROOSEVELT LOSES OUTFIT. NEW YORK. March 23.? A cablegram received here says Col. Roosevelt and his entire par ty lost their outfits In an un 1 named Brazilian river. i +- - + BUSINESS MANAGER OF NEW YORK TIMES DIES NEW YORK, March 23.?John Nor ris, business manager of the New York Times, died here yesterday. PROMINENT SEATTLE CHURCHMAN IS OEAD SEATTLE, March 23.?John Sun derson, aged 84 years, a prominent churchman and a resident of Seattle since 1869 died here yesterday. COMMITTEE CALLS A PUBLIC MEETING The Celebration committee of the Juneau Commercial Club has called a public meeting for tomorrow night at 8 o'clock in the City Council cham bers. It is desired that everyone who takes an interest in the matter and of fer suggestions to the committee. The committee held a meeting today at one o'clock and from reports re ceived find that the town is enthus iastic over the plan of holding the celebration over the passage of the railroad bill. It Is desired to make the celebration something out of the ordinary even if It requires more time to get ready for it, hence the meeting that has been called for tonight. BASE BALL ASSOCIATION MEETS TUESDAY NIGHT There will be a meeting of the Ju neau Baseball Association In the of fices of B. L. Thane Tuesday night, at which time it is expected to clean up all of the business now pending before actual work on the grounds is commenced. BIG LOW GRADE STRIKE REPORTED AT HOONAH A big quartz 9trike is reported to have been made near Hoonah. Sam. Guyot, who has just returned from that place says that many people have made locations on the lead which is said to be an immense body of low grade freo milling gold ore. Assays have been returned from samples ta ken in different spots, it is said, run ning as high as $.12 to ?40 per ton. The discoverer is said to be a fish erman named Anderson. Steven Kane, Frank Shotter, Dawson and a number of other prominent citizens of Hoonah have become Interested in the propo sition. The strike is about fifteen miles from Hoonah and the lead comes right down to the beach, making It an ideal working proposition, if the gold proves to bo there in commercial quantities. GROSS HALL DANCES WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS J. A. LeFevre, recently from the Stevens Dancing Academy, Seattle, has arranged to give dances every Wednesday and Saturday at Gross Hall. Mr. LeFevre comes to Juneau with excellent credentials as an in structor in dancing. JACOB HANSETH CITIZEN Jacob Hanseth, of Petersburg, Alas ka, but a native of Norway was this morning admitted to citizenship by Judge R. W. Jennings of the district court. Assistant District Attorney H. H. Folsom states that Mr. Hanseth passed an unusually high and satis factory examination. 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." RUTH PRESTON, Teacher of piano. 138 Franklin. 3-lD-tf Typewriters for rent. See W. H. Case. 3-17-tf. Fine embroidery materials, silks and , imported linens; designing and stamp , ing to order at "The Vogue Shop". , Opp. Orpheum Hotel. Mrs. Albert Ber ry. 3-20?Mon. Wed., Fri. SEATTLE CELEBRATES EOR ALASKA'S R. R. SEATTLE, March 23.?All Seattle celebrated the passage of the Alaska railroad bill Saturday night. One hun dred thousand people participated in and watched the proceedings. The most striking of the novel features of the affair was the passage of the Alas ka special train, loaded with Alaska products and officered by Gov. Ernest Lister, Mayor H. C. GUI, and Presi dent J. E. Chilbcrg, of the Seattle Chnmber of Commerce, which speoded up Second avenue. The program Included a spectacular parade through the streets of the city. In it were platoons of Alaskans in parkas, members of the Arctic Broth erhood, members of the Yukon Sour doughs, Yukon Pioneers, Sourdough students of the University of Wash ington, dog teams, floats with rock ers washing gold, and other interest ing features. Rod fire, exploding bombs and fireworks added to the splendor of" the scene. The parade closed at a big bonfire near the New Washington hotel and was followed by a banquet nt the ho tel. Among the speakers at the banquet were Bishop P. T. Rowe, Joe Warren, and other Alaskans, as well as promi nent local citizens. Many letters and cablegrams from men of National Importance were read. Accident Map# Parade. During the parade, a mounted pollce mnn's horse became frightened by the noise of exploding bombs and plunged into the crowd in front of the New Washington .hotel. Otto Haskins, the 11-year-old son of a widow was in jured, probably fatally, and Mrs. Jes sie Humphrey and Harry Jackson, two spectators, sustained fractured logs. THE FIRST BANK OF CORDOVA INCORPORATES ArtlcloB of Incorporation for the First Bank of Cordova have been filed with Secretary of the Territory, Chas. K. Davidson. The incorporators are Sam. Blum, of Valdez, M. Brock and O. C. Hazelet, of Cordova. The first board of directors consists of the in corporators aud Fred Giasbrenncr and A. E. Lathrop, of Cordova. The capi tal stock is named at $25,000. This is the third bank to be organized un der the new Territorial banking act as passed by the Alaska Legislature. HIGH CLASS PHOTOPLAYS AT THE GRAND THEATRE " The pictures last night made up an excellent program, full of Interest. "Till the Day Breaks"? A very ex citing play of human and compelling Interest. A story of heroism and sac rifice. "Saved From Sin"?A good strong Majestic drama. "Blackened Hills."? Thrilling and dramatic story of love and vlllany. An American western play?always good. "The Commuter's Cat"? A very laughable Thanhauser comedy. Come any enjoy yourself tonight. GEORGIA BRINGS PASSENGERS The Georgia, arriving from Skag way today brought the following pas-; sengers to Juneau: From Skagway? Miss Johnson, E. W. French and Harold Talbot. From Kensington?Mrs. B. B. Meld ing. Dr. R. V. Ellis, Nick Nlcklch, Sam. Miller and C. D. Knapp. From Jualin?T. Stromsvog and George Jensen. From Eagle?Mrs. Heins. 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. I^ots 7 and 8, Block 9. This Is one of the best double corners in the city j One half of lot 2, block 9, Good lo cation for offices. Fair building. ! Lots 3 and 4, Block 6, with 3 good buildings. ? ' 1 1-.1 Knoi I .Ol O, MIUCK 1, gruui-u. uuuu uuor ness location. One half interest In lot 5, Block 4. with good buildings. Lots 21 and 22. Block 1, Pacific Coast addition. Splendid business lo cation. I have some good bargains In water front property. You can arrange terms on all of the above. Call at Juneau Iron Works, Phone 3-4. + + I PERSONAL MENTION I i Travelling Auditor James R. Smith, of the Pacific Coast company, with headquarters in Seattle, is now in Ju near checking up the local office. Mrs. H. Sokoloff has taken passage for Sitka on the Georgia, leaving to morrow morning. W. F. Swan, head of the Swan Navi gation company, and the Portland Steamship company, took passage for the South on the Jefferson yester day. J. T. Baron arrived from Funter Bay this morning on his cannery steamer Buster and will be in Juneau for a day or two. Mr. Baron will be Joined in Alaska by Mrs. Baron and their chil dren later in the season. Col. William Winn, Mrs. Winn and their son, Burdctte Winn, will arrive on the Alameda tonight. Maggi. the surprise of the 20th cen tury is due to arrive in Juneau in 10 dnys. FAMILY BOARD for acceptable par . tios?Apply by letter "F" Empire of fice. 3-21-tf. WAR PREPARATIONS SOBER ULSTERMEN ~*T LONDON, March 23.?All 1b quiet in Ulstor. The active preparations for war, if necessary, with marching troops bearing National colors at the heads of the columns, the- placing of grim looking artillery at strategic points and the services of the Sab bath day have had a sobering effect upon the masses. Apparently the peo ple of the thriving cities and the farming communities are beginning to realize what would be the real penn ing of nrmrd resistance to the gov ernment. The appearance of equip ment for the destruction of human life in their midst has apparently caused men to think more of their families and other things than poll- i tics. It is rumored that the government is hopeful that the Ulstermen will agree to accept Asqulth's plans to per mit the separate counties of Ulster to vote upon whether or not they shall remain out of the new Irish govern ment for a period of six years. It Is pointed out that if they should remain out for that time it would prove wheth er or not they should remain out per manently, and if the Nation should decide that the separation should be nerpetuated it could arrange for it by appropriate legislation. NEWLY BUILT IMPERATOR IS DUE IN NEW YORK NEW YORK, March 23?The Im aerator, which has been almost com iletely reconstructed above the wa ter line, will be due to arrive in New York today on hor first trip after re building. RANCE TO GIVE PEARY GRAND MEDAL PARIS, March 23.?The Geographi cal Society of France will award Its grand medal to Admiral Peary for his discovery of the North Pole. BRITAIN OBJECTS TO ' CHICAGO'S LAKE PLANS ?+? WASHINGTON, March 23.? Great Britain has filed a protest with the United States government against the Chicago lake front improvement on the ground that the waterways treaty is being violated by them. FORMER SPOKANE MAYOR DIES OF APPOPLEXY SPOKANE. March 23?Dr. P. S. Byrne, former Mayor of Spokane and prominent in Democratic politics, dropped dead here yesterday of apo plexy. Dr. Byrne leaves a largo es tate. SEATTLE BOY HANGS HIMSELF AT HOME SEATTLE, March 23.?Gaines Ed ward, aged 16 years, son of Oscar E. Ramquist, hanged himself at the fam ily home yesterday. No cause for the suicide is known. DISGRACE GERMAN ARMY OFFICER FOR DUELING METZ. Germany, March 23.?Lieut Von Lavallette, of the St. George In fantry, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and dismissed from the army Saturday as punishment for killing Lieut. Haage in a duel. RUSSIA TO CHARGE GORKY OF BLASPHEMY ?4*? ST. PETERSBURG, March 23.?The j Russian government will institute I court proceedings against Max Gorky, | the Russian writer, on the charge of ! blasphemy in connection with his nov el entitled "Mother." HAINES CELEBRATES RAILROAD BILL AND ST, PATRICK'S DAY HAINES, Alaska March 18?A smok er with tin excellent program was giv en at Ft. Wm. H. Seward last night by the Loyal Order of the Moose. The smoker was given for the dual pur pose of celebrating the 17th of March and the passage of the railroad bill by Congress. All the officers of Ft. Seward were in attendance as well as a large attendance from the enlisted men and the town of Haines. Many interesting speeches were made by peo ple front the post and Haines. Dur ing the evening the thirteenth infan try band rendered many excellent piec es of music. Sandwiches, cigars, cig arettes and other refreshments were served. The program included wrestling, boxing, buck and wing dancing, club i swinging, fencing and singing. MASONS, ATTENTION. J Stated communication of Mt. Juneau Lodge, No. 147, F. & A. M., Monday evening, March 23, eight o'clock, Odd Fellows Ilall. Work in the F. C. de gree. Sojourning brethren cordially Invited. E. D. BEATTIE, Sec'y. 3-21-2L Mothers. We carry in stock a complete iine of baby foods, toilet and nursery nec ? e8sities. Telephone us your smallest ? wants. Phone 3. 3-21-tf. DORAN'S DRUG -STORE. Secretary Lane Coming to Alaska This Year ?X. WASHINGTON, March 23.?Secre tary of the Interior Franklin K. Uuie, who will represent the President In the construction of the Alaska rail road, Is preparing to visit Alaska dur ing the coming summer. He expects to view the proposed routes in person and to gain first hand information concerning Alaska and the desires of the people. Organization Work Proceeds. The work of organizing the build ing force of the railroad is proceeding rapidly. In a few days the President will nnnojinco the personnel of the commission to locate the route. It has been practically decided that there will be no hearings at Washington on the riuestion of route selection. Lane Wants Development Board Bill. WASHINGTON, March 23.?Secre tary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane will urge Congress to pass the bill pro viding for a development board for Alaska. Ho said "this board would do away with interlocking directors of the bureaus." Coal Claimants to Retain Rights. WASHINGTON, March 23.? The coal leasing bill, when it passes the Senate, will contain the clause recog nizing the valid rights of the coal land claimants who should have pat ents. ? ,/* W. C. MILLER LOSES CHECKS IN SEATTLE SEATTLE, March 23.?Three checks drawn by B. M. Beherends bauk of Juneau were found In the Milwaukee hotel in this city today. The drafts are supposed to have been lost by W. C. Miller, of Juneau. W. C. Miller is one of the old-time prospectors of this section who is largely interested in the Hawk Inlet district. On Friday Miller sent a ca blegram to Cashier Guy McNaugton, of the Beherends bank to stop pay ment on two drafts drawn on the Merchants National bank of New York. It is presumed that Miller is on his way from Seattle to New York and that the drafts found in the Milwaukee hotel are the same on which payment has been ordered stopped. GRUESOME EVIDENCES OF TRAGEDY FOUND ??? SEATTLE, March 23.?Evidences of a tragedy were discovered yesterday, when an empty rowboat, containing a bloody oar, a pjece of a woman's skull and woman's hair, was found on Lake Washington near the locks. No evi dence has been discovered as to tho identity of those who had occupied the boat. HARRY THURSTON PECK COMMITS SUICIDE STAMFORD, Conn., March 23?Har ry Thurston Peck, the author and for mer professor of ancient languages at Columbia University, committed sui cide last night. BANDIT KILLS CASHIER AND ROBS PENNSYLVANIA BANK f? ALTOONA. Pa.. March 23.?A ban dit shot Cashier Rupert, of the Union Bank, grabbed $500 and made his es cape this morning. CAN SHIP POULTRY VIA PARCELS POST WASHINGTON, March 23.?Post master-General A. S. Burleson has is sued an order permitting the shipment of poultry and buter via pacels post to tho large cities. JUDGE WRIGHT CHARGES WILL NOT DOWN ?+? WASHINGTON, March 23.? The charges against Judge Daniel T. Wright, of the District of Columbia Supreme court, which were reported by a Congressional committee, as not corroborated, will not down, and Sat urday they were referred to the House committee on Judiciary. INVESTIGATING MAGISTRATE BEGINS TAKING TESTIMONY PARIS, March 23.?Henri Boucard, the investigating magistrate began ta king testimony to use at the trial of Madame Caillnux for the killing of Gaston Calmette Saturday. Mme. Call laux went on the stand and gave her version of the affair. She said that the "outrageous, unfair and untrue" attacks on her husband had wrought on her nerves until she was beside herself with indignation and rage. RUSSIA SEEKS MORE AMERICAN TRADE NEW YORK, March 23.?A repre sentative of the Russian government is in New York seeking to open trade with the United States in perishable goods made possible for entry by the new tariff. DR. ELIOT DOES NOT LIKE FORD'S LABOR PLAN BOSTON, March 23.?Dr. Charles W. Eliot, president'emerites of Har vard, doubts the success of the Ford profit-sharing plan, "because it Is not a systematic plan, but a bounty Idea." You'll find the cosmopolitan crowd at the Stampede. 2-19-tf.