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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. III., NO. 434. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS Sunday Closing Reaches First Judicial Division The Sunday closing law, as applied to saloons and bars will be enforced hereafter in Juneau and other places throughout the First Judicial Division of Alaska. Instructions were received by District Attorney John Rustgard in the hist mail to enforce the provisions of the law in this respect and this morning Mr. Rustgard notified Mar shal H. L. Faulkner by letter that the law must be enforced and Marshal Faulkner was requested to notify all holders of saloon licenses within the Division that the law of Sunday clos ing will be strictly enforced. Marshal Faulkner was further instructed to se cure evidence of violations, if any, of the provisions of the law in this re spect for the purpose of instituting proceedings both by way of criminal prosecutions and applications to can cel the licenses of offending party or parties. The Marshal's office has already be gun the work of notifying holders of liquor licenses of the orders that have been issued. Similar orders were is sued by the Department of Justice some time ago for the three other ju dicial divisions of the Territory and there has been some question of the authenticity of the orders on account of the First Division being ignored in the matter. The letter giving instructions to Dis trict Attorney Rustgard contained ad vices that several complaints had been lodged with the Department of Justice by letters from residents of Juneau. Sitka and other places in the Division. j HAINES DEMOCRATS ASK FOR LIQUOR REFERENDUM HAINES. April 15.?The Haines Democratic club has adopted a reso lution asking that the question of the sale and manufacture of liquor in Al aska be submitted to referendum vote of the people at the next general elec tion. The preamble and resolution follow: Wherejis.On the 7th day of April, i 1914. a bill was introduced in the Con-! gress by Congressman J. A. Falconer, J of W; dngton. prohibiting the salej and mi ^ufacture of intoxicating liquors in Alaska, and Whereas The Territory of Alaska is j now an organized municipality with ltr own elective legislature and sup posed to know what it wants, and Whereas. There will be a general election held throughout the Territory; in November of this year for the elec-1 tion of a Delegate to Congress, at j which time the people of Alaska could vote their sentiments as to whether, or not they desire prohibition for this Territory without the necessity of hold-1 lng a special election, and Whereas. The Democratic way to set-1 tie the matter would be a direct vote of the people, therefore Be It Resolved. That the Haines Democratic Club respectfully petition j the Congress, that the question as to whether or not there shall be intoxi cating liquors sold or manufactured in Alaska, be submitted at the election to be held for Delegate to Congress in November. 1914. And Be It Further Resolved. That a ? copy of this resolution be sent to the President of the Senate, one copy to the Speaker of the House, one copy to Delegate to Congress James Wicker-1 sham, one copy to each of the known j Democratic clubs in Alaska with the j request that they take similar action, j adivising us, and that copies be fur nished to the press for publicity. "FEDERAL SPY" At the Orpheum Tonight. "Pauline Cushman, the Federal Spy"! is an exceptionally strong war drama, J in two reels. It Is an exciting play from start to finish, and full of thrill ing war incidents. "The Right Road" is an entertain ing drama by the Lubin Co. "The Early Bird." Is a clever come dy of an actor's Impersonation, by the popular Selig Co. Save your coupons. lit LECTURES ANO LITERATURE ENGAGE REV. L. F. JONES Rev. Livingston F. Jones, for more ^ than 20 years pastor of the Presbyter ian Native mission of this place, is de voting his time to lecturing and liter ature at Los Angeles, according to a letter received from him. Mr. Jones' book. "A Study of the Thlingets." which, by the way. is on sale in Juneau bookstores, is being well received throughout the country. The sales are good, and the reviews all favorable. Speaking of the North, Mr. Jones, says: "I have not lost my regard fori dear, old Juneau. I wish her all pros- j perity and progress." Royal typewriters. See W. H. Case. ?3-17-tf. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?12. , Minimum?32. Precipitation?.03. Cloudy, rain and snow. AUK BAY MINE 1 DEVELOPMENT STARTS The Auk Bay Mines company, con trolled by John Hayes Hammond and William B. Thompson, will immedlate j ly begin work ou the group of claims known as the Auk Bay properties, which were taken over last December by H. R. Plate, the well known mining engineer of New York who made an examination of the properties under op tion for the present owners. Mr. Plate arrived on the Cityof of Seattle this morning and has taken apartments at the Alaskan hotel. Speaking of their plans Mr. Plate said that development work on the properties would begin immediately. The development will be in the nature of prospecting largely and will con sist of underground work, driving tun nels, sinking shafts, etc. Camp will be established immediately on the property. There will be about 40 men employed during this stage of the de velopment. B. Pinder, formerly a Juneau assay er, who has been associated with Mr. Plate on other work, was brought from Seattle and will be with the develop ment forces at Auk Bay. The Auk Bay properties are a con siderable holding of groups of claims ' in the Juneau ore zone that are located on the footwall of the Treadwell lode system. These properties were taken under option by Mr. Plato from the following well known citizens of Ju neau and Douglas Island: Victor C. Spaulding. Perry J. Wiley, Henry Brie, George E. James, Prank Bach. C. R. Reid. A. M. Butterbaugh, William My ers. , t , WHITE PASS MAY BUILD TO LOWER LABARGE The purchase of the Northern Nav igation company's fleet by the White Pass and the beginning of govern-; ment railroad work in Alaska, it is j said, will result in the extension of the White Pass railroad to Lower Labarge. j The building of such a line would j lengthen the Yukon season by two or three weeks. It usually is two weeks | after the ice is out of the Yukon river! before it is possible to send a steamer! through the lake. SEATTLE INCORPORATORS ARE LEADING LAWYERS The Seattle incorporators of the Taku River railway and Navigation company which proposes to build a railroad from Taku Inlet to Atlin are the members of the law firm of Herr, Bayley and Wilson. It is one of the largest firms of the city. Willis B. Herr, Prank S. Bayley and Worrall i Wilson are the firm members. GRAND THEATRE TONIGHT. ?* - Good pictures tonight, as follows: "Beauty Takes a Tramp," a pleas ing photo play. "Mother's Faith," strong Thanhouser drama. "The Cobbler and the Financier," a play that will please all. "The Bald Head Club." screamingly funny comedy. "The Bridge of Sorrow," sensational, two-reel, railroad feature, for Friday j and Saturday. COURT PARTY LEAVING. The officers of the District Court will probably travel on different boats for Ketchikan where a term of court is to begin next Monday. Miss Ina Liebhardt, stenographer ini the district attorney's office accom panied by her mother will leave on the Admiral Sampson tomorrow after- j noon. District Attorney John Rustgard and . H. H. Folsom. assistant, are planning to leave on the City of Seattle. Judge R. W. Jennings, Clerk of Court J. W. Bell and deputy clerks are planning on taking the Humboldt Sun-1 day. It is quite probable that Marshal H. L. Faulkner and deputies will also leave on the Humboldt. SOMETHING NEW AGAIN FOR THE PERSON WITH INDIVIDUALITY. Individual correspondence cards with your initial in gold on the card and envelope?50 cents. This is our special price. If you wish to see It we will send it to you on approval. Phone 250. Juneau Drug Co. 4-14-tf.' FOR SALE OR LEASE. Will SELL or LEASE lot in PACIF-j IC COAST ADDITION on very reason able terms. 50 x 100 feet. A fine lo- j cation for APARTMENT or BOARD-j ING HOUSE. Address "R" Empire. 3-2S-tf. Mothers. We carry in stock a complete line of baby foods, toilet and nursery nec essities. Telephone us your smallest wants. Phone 3. 3-21-tf. DORAN'S DRUG STORE.; Watch for the big special Friday at GOLDSTEIN'S. 4-15-2t. Special at Goldstein's, Friday only, can fruit sugar, 19 lbs for $1.00. It SMALLPOX CASE PAST ALL DANGER James Morris, an employoo of the Chichagoff mine, who has boon III tho detention hospital out on the Salmon creek road since April 2 and Is being treated for smallpox, Is reported to be getting along flno and will only re quire careful watching now until his complote recovery. The patient came to Juneau aboard tho seamship Al-KI, landing here March 31. On tho morn ing of Aplrl 2 he called-at the office of Dr. L. O. Egglntou for treatment. His case was soon diagnosed as small pox and immediate steps were taken ; to Isolate the caso and to make pre | cautions against further contagion as well as to prevent a panic in town. All of the points visited by the pa tient after his arrival in Juneau were sought out and quietly fumigated. Acting Gov. Charles E. Davidson was j notified as required by law, and he promptly notified the Collector of Cus toms at Sc&ttlo to have the Al-KI fu migated upon her arrival there, and requested tho Treasury Department to take tho steps necessary for-protect ng against the spread of the disease. He also investigated the proceedings of the municipal government and ap proved of what has been done. Upon the Al-Kl's arrival at Puget Sound the ship was fumigated and has arrived on another voyage since bring ing the case here. Thus far thero has been no other cases reported >r any indication of the disease fro any point in Southeastern Alaska. The incubation period is no past. Dr. Eggington says, and then is no longer danger of any contagion .csult ing from the presence of this caso which is receiving the best of atten tion. Dr. Palmer, of Douglas, was called in consultation by Dr. Eggln ton and agrees with the latter that the case is virulent smallpox. Dr. Egginton desires to thank the Territorial and city officials and the newspapers for helping to prevent an epidemic and panic. Mr. Morris Is a member of the Be nevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and the local lodge has been render ing all the care and attention possible. j .j. r '! SENATOR NELSON WOULD REGULATE THE WHALING | INDUSTRY. Washington, April 16.?A bill ' regulating the whaling Industry In Alaska was Introduced In the ' Senate today by Senator Knute Nelson, of Minnesota. It pro j vldes that no two persons or cor- j porations engaged In whaling | shall locate stations or factories | | within 75 miles of each other, and | that any station or factory that | | has not been used for two years j shall be deemed abandoned. i i + + COPPER RIVER RAILROAD CLOSED TO TRAFFIC ?+? VALDEZ, April 16?The Copper Riv er and Northwestern railroad Is block aded as a result of recent wind storms which have swept down the Copper riv er valley and the rate of 80 miles an hour causing the snow to drift over the tracks filling all open cuts. No train has been sent past Mile 33 this week. The officials of the railroad expect to have the line open Saturday. INCOME TAX NOT PRODUCING AS EXPECTED BOSTON, April 16.?Washington ad vices are that the income tax returns are falling below the expectations of the government officials. The Treas ury Department will have to find new sources of Income to piece out $70,000, jOOO anticipated. DOLPHIN SAILS FOR NORTH WITH PASSENGERS ?+? SEATTLE, April 16?The Dolphin sailed last night with the following passengers for Juneau?Dr. D. L. Car michael, E. M. Bevis, S. K. Stewart, Ned Buterick, Axel Johnson, L. P. Shackleford, A. W. Rowland, M. Peris, H. B. Kreider, Ellis Rodden, James Smith. Albert Nadeau, Miss Nell Mc Donald, Oscar Steinfeldt and 5 steer age. For Douglas?H. Berger and two steerage. MILWEE SEEKS ADMISSION. S. H. Milwee has applied for ad mission to the Juneau bar and the fol lowing committee has been appointed to examine the applicant: N. L. Bur ton, J. B. Marshall and J. A. Hellen thal. AMENDED ARTICLES The Stewart and Holmes Drug com pany of Seattle has filed amended ar ticles of incorporation with Charles E. Davidson, Secretary of the Territory. EPISCOPAL GUILD TO MEET. The Episcopal Church Guild will meet tomorrow at 2:30 p. m. with Mrs. E. P. Pond. RAILROADS MUST READJUST RATES WASHINGTON, April 16.?A re-ad Justment of passenger rates on all In terstate railroads, In comformlty with the long and short haul provisions of the law and the orders of the Inter state Commerce Commission, has been directed by the commission to becomo effective May 1st. DRAPER CLUB TO GIVE MAY DAY BALL Tho Draper Club has decided to give a May Day ball at ElkB' hall on the evening of May 1st for the benefit of a Juneau public library. It Is planned to make It an event that long will be remembered. One of the preliminary feature of the affair will be an election of a "Queen o' the May," who will be crowned on the night of the ball and preside during tho May Pole Dance In which a largo number of the young la dles of Juneau will participate. This will bo the distinguishing event of the evening. The hall will be handsomely decor ated and the music tho best that can be secured. The Queen will be crown ed at 10 o'clock In the evening and' the May Pole dance will follow lm- j mediately afterward. A throne for the Queen will be erected on the stage, where sho will be attended by maids of honor, courtiers and pngt s. Admission to the dance will be $1. Election of Queen. Tho balloting for a Queen will bc-j gin tomorrow and continue until 12, o'clock, noon, April 27th. Official bal-;' lots will cost 10 cents each and may be j secured at the places where the bal lot boxes may be found. The ballot boxes are to be located at i J. E. Barragar's Postofllce Store, Nel-! son's Bookstore, Bprford's Corner, Tay-' tor's, the ChocolatA Shop, the Occiden tal hotel, the Alaaknn hotel, the Cain i hotel, and at Hubbard's Bookstore, Douglas. There are no restrictions as to the number of candidates that might be entered for the Queen of the May. and i all that will be necessary to enter a I candidate Is to buy some tickets and 1 vote for your choice. A number of Ju- 1 neau's young ladies are suggested for the honor, and It Is expected that the contest will become interesting. TENNESSEE REPUBLICANS JNAM$ HOOPER AGAIN , NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 16.?The , Republicans of Tennessee have rcnom- , inated Gov. Ben W. Hooper for the third term. |( SENATOR CLARKE GETS , ARKANSAS NOMINATION LITTLE ROCK, Ark., April 16.?The official canvass from the returns of the recent Democratic primary gives ] a renomination to Senator James P. i, Clarke. Tho vote was one of the ^ largest and closest ever cast In the ] State. FORMER CONGRESSMAN DIES 1 AT NATIONAL CAPITAL WASHINGTON. April 16. ?Former Congressman William A. Shallenberg, who has been assistant postmaster general, died hero this morning. CHINA PESTERED WITH MANY REVOLUTIONISTS . ? LONDON, April 16.?The Chinese government officials at Shanghai yes terday arrested several revolutionists who had come from Japan. They are ( charged with spreading sedition among ^ the soldiers. At the same time the revolutionists were arrested the offic- ' ials seized documents singned by Dr. Sun Yat Sen containing Instructions , for widespread uprisings and massa cres this month. SENATORS PROCEEDING L WITH ANTI-TRUST BILL \ WASHINGTON April 16?The mem- ! bers of the Senate committee on inter state commerce havo continued the preparations of the anti-trust bill to bo reported soon. Senator Francis G. Newlands, of Nevada, chairman of the committee, says the bill, insofar as its ' salient features are concerned, is prac- ( tically complete. LOOK OUT FOR CENSUS TAKER. 1 The census taker for the Juneau Douglas city directory, being published by the Juneau Investment company, to- 1 day began a canvas of Juneau for the t purpose of securing a list of the names j i of residents to be used in compiling ] the new directory. He will be in Doug-' j las the latter part of this week or early next week. Thoso upon whom he calls , are respectfully requested to render his every assistance possible without inconvenience to themselves, in or der that this work may be expedited as much as possible, and that an accu rate census may be had. Let us as certain how many there are of us. 1 JUNEAU INVESTMENT CO. | FOR SALE?One horizontal brick ! yard boiler (10 x 43), 25 h. p. capacity with full flush front and all fittings. Good as new. Cheap for cash. Alaska Steam Laundry, Juneau Alaska.?4-161 lm. JOHNSON TO WIN NOME DOG RACE NOME, April 16. 8 a. m.?Johnson la now 26 miloB ahead of Allen and Ayres who are running close together, and he ia believed to be a aure win ner. His odds have boen erased from the betting. Johnson left Telephone, 122 miles from Nome at 7 o'clock last night. He was due at Boston, 104 miles from Nome, at !) o'clock, but the wire Is down and he has not been communi cated with. He expected to rest there for four hours if Allen And Ayres were not pressing him too hard. Ho ex pects to reach Nome today. Snow is falling over the entire route but thus far it has not been sufllctent In quantity to impede the progress of the race to any appreciable extent. Johnson First at Candle. NOME, April 16.?Johnson's team was still leading yesterday. It left Candle on the return trip yesterday morning. The position of the various teams Indicate thant any team that is still in the race is within winning distance. Ayres is holding the second position. The weather is still cold and much of the road is swept with a se vere wind, making travel exceedingly difficult. Johnson Nears End. NOME, April 16.?Johnson is a cer-| tain winner of the dog race. At 7 o'-1 clock this morning he was only 60 miles from the end of the race with [ ail of his dogs fresh and in winning I condition. TO ARGUE RAILROA D RATE CASE SOON -4? WASHINGTON, April 1G.?The ar gument on the application of Eastern railroads for a 5 per cent, increase In freight rates will begin before the In terstate Commerce commission April 27th, and the briefs must be on file by April 20. Mail Compensation to be Investigated WASHINGTON, April 16.?The com mission which investigated the com pensation of railroads for carrying j mails has announcer that it would re-| port to Congress within a month. FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT DUE AT SEATTLE SATURDAY ?+? SEATTLE, April 16?Assistant Sec retary of the Navy Franklin D. Roose velt Is scheduled to arrive in this city next Sunday. An effort will be made | to hnve him speak to the King County Democratic Club at its Saturday lun- j cheon. CHARLES W. MORSE BUYS PERMANENT HOME NEW YORK, April 16.?Charles W. Morse, former convict banker, has! purchased a permanent home at Bay j Shore, L. I. He paid $30,000 for the property and expects to expend as much more on it. ? ? ? GREAT BRITAIN MAY ATTEND 'FRISCO FAIR ?+? SAN FRANCISCO. April 16.?A Lon-! Ion cable says It is now practicallyj certain that Great Britain will be of ficially represented at the Panama-Pa-j eific exposition with an exhibit not to, exceed $500,000 In cost. RAILROAD CANNOT LIMIT BAGGAGE LOSS NEW YORK, April 16.?A railroad eompany cannot limit its liability for Lhe loss of a passenger's baggage un less a specific contract is entered into iccording to a decision by the New Vork Court of Appeals. TWELVE REPUBLICANS SUPPORT PRESIDENT WASHINGTON, April 16.?Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, of Massachusetts ?ays that 12 Republican Senators have tgreed to stand together in the vote, tor the Panama toils repeal bill in the Senate, and that they will be as stend-! 'nst for repeal as 25 Republicans wore n the House. This is in opposition to Lho canvass lead by Senator Reed ? Smoot, of Utah, to range the Republl :an Senators as Bolidly as possible j igalnst the repeal. MEW HAVEN PREFERS GOTHAM TO BOSTON NEW HAVEN, Conn.. April 16.?New | Haven bankers are not pleased with ! he plan to establish a regional bank i n Boston to accommodate New Eng- j and banks, as they preferred to do )usincss with New York. They have xsked that Connecticut be added to the Mew York region. FRESH VEGETABLES. ? * A shipment of fresh peas, new potal toes, asparagus, celery, cauliflower, peppers, tomatoes and bananas was received this morning by the Royal Pruit Co. on the S.S. Jefferson. Notice potatoes higher tomorrow. 4-15-tf LADIES HAIR GOODS, remodeling of switches, puffs, etc.. In modish Btyles at "The Vogue Shop". Opp. Orpheum Theatre. Mrs. Albert Berry. 3-20-Tues. Thu, Sat VILLA WINS GREAT VICTORY San Pcdro-de-las-Colonfas, Coa hulla, Mex., via Torreon, April 16.?The struggle for possession of this battlefield which is now In complete control of Gen. Villa was the bloodiest of the revolu tion. A survey of the field shows ! that the Federals made a last I ditch fight and that Its losses > were terrific?the killed and I wounded probably approaching 1 2500. The battle was at a cli- I max Saturday, Sunday and Mon- ' day. The Constitutionalists took I 1200 prisoners including one ma- i jor, three captains and 10 lleten- I | ants. The prisoners are being 1 j taken back to Torreon. * ? Rebels May Beat Uncle Sam to Tamplco. WASHINGTON, April 16.?A cable from Rear-Admiral Fletcher states that Tamplco will probably be surrendered by the Federals. Confidence in Carranza and Villa EL PASO. Tex., April 16?Ameri cans having extensive Interests in the Northern part of Mexico, who have watched the course of events for the last four years, are a unit In declaring the belief that further victories by Gen. Villa will end the turmoil in the country for years to come. If Gen. Car ranza can firmly establish himself, win a place of authority, and Gen. Vil la stands with him, there Is peace and a solution of the problems in Mexico. Carden Goes to Brazil. LONDON, April 16.?Sir Lionel Car den, late British minister to Mexico, was yesterday appointed His Majesty's ; minister to Brazil. ELMA BANDITS ARE SIBERIAN ROBBERS SEATTLE, April 16? Five Russians arrested in this city and last night Identified by the cashier of the Bank of Elma, which was recently held up, as the robbers of that institution, were driven out of Siberia by the govern ment officials for bank robbery. VINCENT ASTOR IS OUT OF DANGER NEW YORK, April 16.?W. Vincent Astor, who has been dangerously ill at the country place of Robert P. Hun tington, is out of danger. Mr. Astor's marriage to Miss Helen Huntington will take place April 30, as previously announced. Mrs. John J. Astor, Vincent Astor's step-mother, will not be present at the wedding ceremonies. It is understood that this is in obedience to the wish of Mrs. John Astor, first wife of the late John Jacob Astor and mother of Vincent. OKLAHOMA HORSE RACING STOPPED BY MILITIA TULSA, Okla., April 16?Two com panies of the Oklahoma National Guard were used yesterday in putting an end to horse racing in this country. The races were stopped by firing over the heads of the jockeys as they pre pared to start their horses over the course. The races were not run yes terday, and the meet will bo aban doned. WILSON EXPECTS ALL OF HIS PROGRAM ! WASHINGTON, April 16,?White House callers say that President Wil son is not disposed to let Congress go home until it has disposed of the whole program of legislation he has outlined in his messages. Business awaiting disposal is the tolls repeal bill, a rural! credits bill, and trust legislation. President Wilson thinks all can be cleaned up before July 1. CHEAP "WEEK END" CABLES FOR ATLANTIC NEW YORK, April 16?The Com-J mercial Cable company will hereafter send "week end" cables across the At tantic for delivery* on Monday. The charge will be $2 for 25 words. No code can be used. STOCKHOLDERS FIGHT AGAINST GREATER DEBT NEW YORK, April 16.?An effort Is being made by the Great Northern minority stockholders to prevent the sale of any part of $600,000,000 mort gage bond issue. It is understood the directors are preparing to sell some of the bonds. Special at Goldstein's, Friday only, cane frlut sugar, 19 lbs for $1.00 It Get your fresh vegetables at The Royal Fruit Co., Phone 280. Gen. Huerta Agrees to Salute American Flag WASHINGTON, April 16.?There Is only one condition that Gen. Huerta has attached to his promise to O' Shaughnessy to salute the American flag, and that is that American ships Are a salute In acknowledgement, ac cording to dispatches from O'Shaughn essy, confirming Huerta's surrender. The President declared today that that would follow as a matter of course and as in accordance with all known precedents. He said there is not a precedent for a country refusing to re turn a salute. The President says that It would not constitute a recognition of Gen. Hu erta to return a salute from his ships. Bryan Pleased. WASHINGTON, April 16.?Gen. Hu erta has practlcaly promised to Are the salute at Tampico according to official dispatches reecived at noon to day from the American Charge d'Af faircs. "The situation Is very satis factory," said Secretary of State Bry an, after he had received the messages from O'Shaughnessy, In which Huerta is described as yielding to American demands. Secretary Bryan left the White House with Senator B. F. Shlvley, of Indiana, and both men were smiling broadly. House Endorses President. WASHINGTON, April 16. ? The House foreign affairs committee today adopted the following resolution: "Resolved that the action of the President in the Tampico incident is sustained by the committee on foreign affairs of the House of Representatives." Demand Made on Huerta. WASHINGTON, April 16?The final warning from the United States was transmitted to Huerta last night that unless lie caused the American flag to be saluted to atone "for repeated Insults against the rights and dignity of the United States" within a reas onable time serious consequences to Mexico will result. The text of the dispatch was transmitted to the Unit ed States Senate today. Americans to Take Tamplco and Vera Cruz. WASHINGTON. April 16.?Gen. Hu erta will cause the American flag to be saluted at Tamplco or the Atlantic fleet will seize Vera Cruz and Tarn pico. What happens afterwards de pends upon what Gen. Huerta will do. That is the determination that Presi dent Woodrow Wilson has arrived at. In his position he is backed up by the Democratic leaders in both houses of Congress, and leading oposltion members of the foreign relations com mittee have agreed that the position is correct. Members of the Cabinet and Con gressional leaders with whom the President conferred yesterday have agreed that there is ample precedent for the stand that the administration has taken. Huerta Wants Arbitration. WASHINGTON, April 16.?A dis patch received from Charge d'Affaires Nelson O'Shaughnessy says that Gen. Huerta argued to him that the Tam plco incident is a fit subject for arbi tration by The Hague tribunal. Navy May Celebrate Anniversary. WASHINGTON. April 16.?A histori cal conicldence has been discovered in connection with the movement of the American fleet upon Mexico. The Atlantic fleet Is scheduled to reach Tamplco on the 16th anniversary of the day the United States declared war against Spain. Atlantic Fleet Off For Mexico. ON BOARD U. S. DREADNAUGHT ARKANSAS. April 15?The Atlantic fleet Is off the Virginia capes. Rear Admiral Charles J. Badger, commanl er-in-chief, on board the Arkansas. The fleet sailed from Hampton Koads this afternoon for Tampico with the super dreadnaught Arkansas. Vermont, New Hampshire and New Jersey in line, in the order named. The ships sailed In to a thick fog with orders to make eleven and a half knots an hour. That speed, if maintained, will take the fleet to Tampico in seven days. It is like ly the fleet will be joined by other craft. Including several cruisers, after it reaches the open ocean. Cruiser Pittsburgh Goes to Mexico. BREMERTON, Wash., April 16. ? The cruiser Pittsburgh with 260 mar ines, has been ordered to proceed to Mexico. Naval Demonstration For the Pacific In addition to the movement of na val vessels toward the ports of Tam pico and Vera Cruz, there will be a demonstration made off the Pacific coast of Mexico. Orders were issued yesterday afternoon for the immediate mobilization of the Western fleet. It Is thought that it will be sent to West ern Mexican ports within a few days? possibly some of the ships will start today or tomorrow.