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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOT,. m- NO. 461. JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS Gen. Villa Refuses to | fight United States El Paso. Tex.. April 24.? Gen. Villa said today that he absolutely declined to be dragged Into a war with the United tSatee by anybody. Hla declaration was so positive and unreserved that It has allayed the war feeling that blazed here last night and this morning. Villa made his statement to Spe cial Agent for the State Depart ment Carothers, who called on him at Juarez to get an expression of hla Intentions. "THEY MUST THINK I AM CRAZY." "Why." smiled Villa, throwing his arms on the shoulders of Car others, "all Europe would laugh at us, and say that little drunkard Huerta has drawn them Into a tangle at last." "They must think I am crazy," he added. ? 1 Mexican* Attack Laredo. Texas. San Antonio. Tex.. April 24.? Long distance telephone mess ages received here today from Laredo say that at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon the Mexican Fed erals. who are still in control of Nuevo Laredo, flred the town, and were at that time firing ! across the Rio Grande river into Laredo. Tex. Troops Off for Vera Cruz. Galveston. Tex.. April 24?Four transports with the Fifth Brigade U. S. Infantry on board sailed this afternoon for Vera Cruz. Gen. Funston is commanding. I 4 4 Moba Are Virtually In Control of Mex Ico City. MEXICO CITY, via Refugee Train enroute to Vera Cruz. April 24. ? Mexico City Is virtually in the posses sion of mobs who search for Ameri can flags and trample them under theii feet American pedestrians on th< streets are threatened. The position of Americans remain ing in the city is critical, though then are still many of them who prefer t< stay there and guard their propert: to leaving. Refugees Reach Vera Cruz. WASHINGTON'. April 24.?Admira Fletcher has reported the arrival al Vera Cruz of 600 American, Britist and German refugees ? from Mexicc City. They report that the tense ex citement at the capital is such that il is not safe for foreigners to reraalr there. Villa at Juarez. EL PASO. Tex.. April 24.?Gen. Vll la arrived at Juarez yesterday after noon. and. it is said, is preparing foi hostilities on the border should oc casion arise. It is believed that hi will attempt to make an occasion. Villa Threatens El Paso. EL PASO. Tex.. April 24.?A state ment made by Gen. Villa yesterdaj evening shortly after his arrival at Ju arez, that he could "land 12.000 seas oned troops in El Paso within 41 hours." has caused great excitemen here. Conservative business men ari afraid that border sentiment will be come so intense that American citl zens will commit some overt act tha will cause an invasion of Americai Territory by the Constitutionalis forces. In that event, it is conceded nothing could prevent a general wa with all the Mexican people. Texans Expect to Fight Rebels. EL PASO. Tex.. April 24?The ser tlment all along the border is that th Constitutionalists will join in makin; war against the United States. Tber is no doubt here this morning tha they will attempt to prevent America) troops cros-'^g the border into Mex CO. The circumstance that Constitutor alist forces are being sent northwar toward the border is believed to jus tify this belief, which has reached th point of conviction since the nrrlvi of Gen. Villa at Juarez. i riuiwc QpntfANP The following have taken passag on the Spokane, sailing South from Ji neau tonight: For Seattle?Mrs. L. . Wilhelm. H. A. Gabriel. Mrs. Stell Jones, Mrs. M. Winn. Mrs. H. Haslan Mrs. J. H. Carby. Mrs. M. Bean. Mr John Museth. Julius Friedman an wife: for Ketchikan?S. Sariger. F G. Hale and wife. M. E. Johnson: fo Petersburg?C. B. Steen, J. Jansei Fuhr, C. Tveton. N. S. Campbell. TAKING CARE OF YOUR HAND is made a pleasure 1 fyou use Hei ckel's nail file, scissors and cuticl knife, and then apply liberally, Pe fection Toilet Cream, 25c a bottli Sold only by the Juneau Drug Co.. 01 poslte Alaskan Hotel, phone 250. Tfa store that has what you want?whe you want it. CHEAP ORANGES. Two dozen oranges for 35 cents i both stores. ROYAL FRUIT CO. ?4-21-tf. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m Maximum?51. Minimum?36. Clear. MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN IN EPWORTH LEAGUE A membership campaign Is inter esting the. members of the local chap ter of the Epworth League in a mem bership contest to be carried on for the next six weeks. Sides have been chosen by the captains. Mrs. C. F. Cheek and Mr. W. Bacheller, who have the support of the executive com mittee. The winning side is to be banquetted'or entertained by the losing side some time in June. The follow ing points will be scored and totals brought forward each Sunday evening: Active member. 25 points; associate ! member. 10; subscription to Epworth j Herald. 100: securing church member, 1500; attendance at League, 10; Liking | part in weekly meetings, 10; absent ] but sending part, 5; attendance at eve Ining church service, 10; with one point being counted for every cent paid in League dues. The society recently pledged $50 for calcimining the league room, and to I apply on repairing and painting the ' church. Beside the regular weekly ; meetings at 7 o'clock in the league 1 room of the Methodist church, the I young people have frequent social ' gatherings. There were over 60 In attendance at a recent affair. SYLVIA KOSKEY TAKES LEAD IN QUEEN CONTEST Miss Sylvia Koskey has received 261, votes for Queen of the May since noon yesterday, taking the lead ov er Mlscs Klonda Olds, who has held first place up to this time. However Miss Olds secured 12S new votes, and ! is still within easy distance of the j leader. No returns have been received from | Douglas Island today, but it Is known ? that there were large purchases of tickets over there and that Miss Mu . sth is still in the race. In fact, the in- J terest over on the Island is reported to be almost as great as it Is at Ju . neau. .! The contest will end at noon. Mon . | day. r! The standing of the contestants at a noon today, with the Douglas island; vote unreported, is as follows: Sylvia Koskey 426 j Klonda Olds 324 j Trine Museth, Douglas ... 166 ; May Dance Practice Monday. Miss Willson's practice for the May; Pole dance will not occur Saturday as j previously announced, but at 4 o'clock! I Monday afternoon. The practice will j ? be at Elks' hall. I ? ? ? > TWO INTERESTING GAMES . ' IN BILLIARD CONTEST i Two close games were played in the interesting billiard tournament at the Imperial Billiard Parlors contest last night. S. J. Mandich. who has been i - giveu a handicap of 25 points, won his [ - first game, making 100 to 103 for W.; r D. Terrill. The other game was be tween Thomas N'oren. who made 125, i and J. L. Mureth, 107. The standing of the players follows: j Played Won Lost | W. B. Mackay 3 3 0 , - Thos. Noren 3 2 1 f Dan Ridice 2 1 1 r S. J. Mandich 3 1 2 - J. L. Mureth 1 0 1 | } W. D. Terrill 2 0 2 t ? CHARGE WHITES WITH S WICKED VANDALISM i- ??? Through Chief Anathlash, the In-1 1 dian natives of Taku Harbor, living a in the vicinity, of the cannery, have t made a protest to U. S. Commissioner '? J. B. Marshall, that certain white men r are taking possession of their lands and committing other vandalism such as poisoning their dogs. Commission er Marshall is* sending a letter of in l" quir.v to Taku Harbor. i , t , - FAULKNER ASKS GOVERNOR e HELP WITH PRISONERS t " United States Marshal H. L. Faulk ner has written to Gov. J. F. A. Strong at Washington requesting that he take up the matter of working the prison ers in the federal jails of Alaska on 5" public roads and on public improve ? ments with the Attorney-General and 1 superintendent of prisons in his De partment. Mr. Faulkner believes that nothing could be done that would count more for the welfare of the pris e oners or that would make the work i- of caring for them easier. In addition 1. the people would get the benefit aris a ing from their labors. 1, ? ? ? s- TRESPASS SUITS FILED. d J. Linderberg. Inc.. has filed sep arate suits against the following indi ir viduals, Peter Tromp. Frank Andrews. Ed. Wright, W. P. Ballance, L. K. Hal verson and brother. Each suit Is an action brought for trespass on ccr S tain lands at Klakack. claimed by i- plaintiff under lease from the govern e ment forest service. r- ? ? ? e- YOU CAN GET IN. The dirt and debris is now pretty ie well cleared away on Second avenue n and you can get in to see those new spring and summer woolens. When you get in we will take your order and when you get in to the suit it you will feet that you get in right. - F. WOLLAND. Merchant Tailor. FOR RENT?Three nicely furnished roos with bath?$15, $18. and $20 per . month. One block from P. O. (men only). See Gilpatrick. foreman Ju neau Construction Co. Ferry Way and Front bL 4-23-3L GREAT THRONG AT BALL PARK SUNDAY A tremndous interest has been arous ed in the popular plan of erecting the grandstand and bleachers for the baseball grounds In tho recreation park of Last Chance basin. The idea of having the ladles prepare sand wiches and serve them to tho workers hus been taken up with enthusiasm and there promises to be an immense throng out to the grounds next Sun day. The board of managers has se cured assistance from every quarter. An augmented band, every member being a tried and true leather-lip, and every type of instrument in use from an elbow horn and swinette to tho pic alo. Tho band will start things at Bur ford's corner in the morning. Everybody's going. Listen to what a few of Juneau's prominent business men havo to say: T. P. Kennedy, president First Na tional Bank?"The First National Bank will be first on the grounds." Milt Winn?"My Sunday address will be the baseball grounds, Last Chance basin." Charles Goldstein?"The Goldstein store's crews and auto will be at the disposal of the committee." Cash and Tom Cole?"You load the teams and we'll do the hauling." James Barragar?"I'll never be ar rested for hard work, but I'm willing to try." diuiuii mrMU? 11 IUC uuu DOMUU is as successful as this Sunday picnic, we will win every game." Capt. A. A. Gabbs?"I'll be there Sunday if I have to run the Fox up Gold creek." Guy McNaughton?"I'll be there and act as chauffeur of a wheel barrow." Willis Nowell?"I'll be there with a wheel barrow full of sandwiches and energy." B. M. Behrends?"I don't know much about this kind of work, but I'm going to start Sunday." Sanitary Grocery?"There will be three of us there to look out for sani tary conditions." George Burford?"It makes me sick ! .0 think I can't be there, but my auta will be at the service of the commit tee." James King?"You'll think it's a laundrymen's picnic when we hit the ] grounds next Sunday. C. W. Young?"Thirty men and thir ty lunches ought to help some." Winter and Pond?"We'll take picks ?not pictures." Hotel Cain?"Cain will be there if able." B. L. Thane, by cable from Ketchi kan?"Will be there If come overland." J. R. Whipple?"Am not coming to listen to music but to work." Bob Hurley?"Gee, I've blisters al ready from thinking of the work I'm going to do." Tom Radonich?"Just say I'll be there with 'chickens' and cofTee." A. T. Spatz?"Gee, but I like music with my work." Dr. L. O. Sloane?"First aid will be rendered free of charge with my new auto converted into an ambulance. Jack Olds?"The only thing that can keep me away is a Are." Alaskan Hotel?"Ladies with large lunch baskets may call up the hotel and we'll call with an auto." BATHE APARTMENT TO BE FINISHED JUNE 1 The handsome Bathe apartment house on Gastincau avenue is rapidly taking form. Mr. Bathe says that it will be finished and ready for occu pancy by June 1. The building will contain four 4-room apartments. IMPROVING SALMON CREEK ROAD NOW Today Supt. J. C. Hayes, of the Al | nska road commission moved his i small working force from the Sheep I creek road to the Salmon creek road and will put that road in as good re pair as possible with the expense mon ! ey that is now available. "THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME?at the Orpheum. Tonight the beautifully colored, 3 reel feature, "Notre Dame," will be presented . The management has been put to extra expense to procure this attraction and will guarantee it all that It is recommended and as the regular prices will prevail it should draw a large house. In addition to the above "The Man Who Might Have Been," and "The Heiress," will be shown?one a strong drama and the other a laughable com edy. This is a 50-cent show for 25c. You must see it to approve it. Change of program tomorrow night. Save your coupons and might get a trunk free. COUNCILMAN FRIES OUT. Councilman C. W. Fries who has been confined to his home with illness for the past several days is again able to be about and will attend the meet ing of the council tonight. ALASKAN HOTEL ARRIVALS. The following arrivals are register ed at the Alaskan hotel: Theo. Moir and wife, Sheep creek; H. R. Plate, J. T. Rokland, New York; B. Plnder, Charles Hilton. A. E. Miller. U. A. Le Gault, W. J. McLeod, Mrs. Carrie Dar son, J. C. Allen, W. Walsh, Harry Da vis, San Bornsteln, Seattle; F. C. Thompson, Stockton, Calif.; A. E. Da : tin, San Francisco. a a a Mothers. We carry in stock a complete line of baby foods, toilet and nursery nec essitles. Telephone* us your smallest wants. Phone 3. 3-21-tf. DORAN'S DRUG STORE FOUND?Forresters of America pin Call at Empire office. 4-24-3L 29 DEAD IN | COLORADO WAR TRINIDAD, Colo., April 24. ? Tho * known dead in the fighting between v the National Guard and tho striking v minora, which started Monday and Is v atll proigreaslng, numbers 29. The loss 1 at the Ludlow battle numbered 21. r State Troops Arriving. Several hundred State troops ar- J rived today, and more aro coming. The c Intention Is to disarm the miners. ' ? ? ? ( ^ * - t LEAGUE BASEBALL ? ? ? b STANDING OF CLUBS YESTERDAY 1 NORTHWESTERN LEAGUE. Won Lost Pet. Spokane 7 1 .875 f Seattle 5 3 .625 ,, Vancouver 5 3 .625 g Tacoma 4 4 .500 I Victoria 2 6 .260 c Portland 1 7 .125 o V PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. ' Won Lost Pet. 11 San Francisco 14 6 .700 ' Venice 12 9 .571 1 Sacramento .'??? 6 10 .444 1 Portland 7 9 .444 ? Oakland 7 10 .412 | Los Angeles 8 12 .400 AMERICAN LEAGUE. f Won Lost Pet. f Chicago 6 1 .859 n New York 3 1 .760 I Detroit 4 2 .667 1 Washington 3 2 .600 8 SL Louis 3 3 .600 d Boston 3 4 .571 j Philadelphia 2 4 .333 , Cleveland 0 7 .000 t I NATIONAL LEAGUE. t Won Lost Pet. c Pittsburgh G 1 .859 t Philadelphia 3 1 .750 v Brooklyn 3 1 .750 r SL Louis 3 4 .429 Chicago . ^. 2 3 .400 f Boston 1 3 .250 1 Now Yorlf 1 3 .250 } Clnclnnatf ' 1 4 .200 t I AMERICAN LEAGUE. Yesterday's Scores: j At Washington?Boston, 5; Washing ton, 0. j At Philadelphia?New York, 5; Phila delphia, 3. At Cleveland?Cleveland, 4; Chicago. ( At St. Louis?Detroit, 3: St. Louis, I. ' ! NATIONAL LEAGUE. Yesterday's Scores: At Pittsburgh?Pittsburgh, 5; St. Lou is, 1. At Boston?Boston, 9: Brooklyn, 1. . At Now York?New York, 12; Phila delphia, 4. At Chicago?Chicago, 2; Cincinnati, 5. FEDERAL LEAGUE. ^ Yesterday's Scores: At Pittsburgh?Pittsburgh, 6; Brook- , lyn, 5. At Indianapolis?St. Louis, 3; Indian- , apolls, 0. At Chicago?Chicago, 9; Kansas City, At Baltimore ? Baltimore, 4: Buffalo. , 3. i ? : NORTHWESTERN LEAGUE. J Yesterday's Scores: At Seattle?Seattle, 3; Vancouver, 2. , At Spokane?Spokane, 6; Portuand, 4. At Victoria?Tacoma, 5; Victoria, 0. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. Yesterday's Scores: At Sacramento?Los Angeles, 9; Sac- 1 ramento, 4. 1 At Los Angeles?Venice, 7; Portland, 4. Called in the 8th; rain. 1 At San Francisco?Oakland, 3; San Francisco, 0. , UNIUN UIU INUi GO ON STRIKE William Hyde, business agent of the local longshoremen's union denies that the union went on strike while unload ing cement from the La Touche or that the union or any of its members were in any way involved in the mat ter. As a matter of fact the union was locked out on this job, according to Mr. Hyde, and the cargo was being handled by non-union men who struck for more pay. The union has not handled any of the cargo, he says, nor does it intend to do so. SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT There will be a special meeting of the city council tonight to which all of the building contractors of the city and dealers in building supplies gen erally are invited for the purpose of discussing building matters generally in Juneau. Another and special mat ter to be discussed will be the advis ability of leasing out the municipal rock crushing plant. - - - I ST. GEORGE HOUSE. Everything new. Good light and . well ventilated rooms. Baths, electric light. Good board. Reasonable rates by the day, week or month. 4-18-tf MRS. A. E. HOULIHAN. i DANCE. ; The young people's club will give a dance on Saturday, the 25th, at the . Mayflower hall. Dancing starts at 9 o'clock. Admission 75c. Ladies . free.. SOLOMAN and JACKSON. ?Wed-Fri. Committee. SURVEY fLEET FOR | ALASKA WATERS The fleet of U. S. geodetic survey ressels stationed on the Pacific coast vlll be engaged largely this year with rork In Alaskan waters. Of the six 'essels In the fleet the Yukon Is now n the Kuskokwim where she laid up or the wintor; the McArthur Is on tor way north and will work around iletlnknhtla; the Gedney will work in the west coast of Prince of Wales sland; the Taku which wintered at Cordova, will work around Prince of Vales Sound; the Pattorson now on he way from Hawaii, will go to Uu laska, and the Explorer, which arrived n Juneau yesterday will put in the eason or a part of It around Glacier lay and the Icy straits section. Capt. It. S. Patton Is in command of he Explorer and he said this morning hat his most Important work planned or this season would be the begln ilng of a complete survey of Excur ion Inlet, Icy straits and Glacier bay. t Is possible he said, that he may be irdered to the Westward, depending in the location of the proposed Alas ;a railroad terminal. One Important Ittle detail will be the charting of , rock recently found by a fisherman n the east entrance of South Inian lassage near the Inian islandB at the lead of Cross sound. The Explorer rill also go to Hoonah and Idaho In et completing the charts of those flsh ng stations. very prooaoiy, sum ui|iu ruuuu, we will be provided with a wire drag or our work, for the bill Is now be ore Congress. This will be a distinct idvantagc In doing our work and mnke t absolutely reliable when once done, rhls drag consists of a sunken wire it a depth of 60 feet or any requtfcd lepth for that matter to which floats vith flags mounteded are attached, iaunches are then connected with each tnd of the sunken cable and It is towed hrough the channel or bay sought to >e charted. If an obstruction is met he flag attached to the float is dipped, iervlng notice and then the obstruc ion is properly marked. Once the vaters have been dragged In this man ler they will be made perfectly safe." Mrs. Pation accompanies her hus >and on the summer cruises and thor mghly enjoys the sea life. The Ex >lorer will leave Juneau tomorrow for 2xcurslon Inlet stopping enroute to do he smnll Jobs mentioned at Hoonah ind Idaho Inlet. BRAZIL SEEKS TO UNLOAD STEAMSHIPS ?|? ? NEW YORK. April 24.?A Rio do fanerio dispatch say the Brazilian gov ernment Is seeking a purchaser for ts steamship fleet of 65 vessels oper itlng along the South American coast vith a service between New York and 3razillan ports. The government val les the line at $15,000,000, and has re vived an offer of $9,000,000. 30STON TO CONDUCT REAL ESTATE SALE BOSTON, April 24. ? Upwards of 1000 parcels of real estate in Boston ivlll be sold May 6 at auction by the :ity unless the owners pay back taxes ind assessments. SCHOOL CHILDREN GO OUT ON STRIKE WENATCHEE, Wash., April 24. ? rhree hundred school children went jut on a strike here today because the school board last night refused to re-elect City Superintendent of Schools Brown and High School Principal Nel son. GRAND THEATRE. ?+? "The Inoccnt Victim," a big, inter esting feature in three reels. A mast erpiece production by the Italn people. We always guarantee our features, as they arc of the very latest, and the kind that pleases the public. 'Inno cent Victim" is a story of family af fairs. A Gaumont Weekly with all the lat est events, always good. We close with a big laughable com edy, "The Ghost in Uniform." The Thanhouser Kid In the leading parts, very good comedy. For a real good picture show, always come to the Grand. Saturday matinee at 2 p. m. Admis sion 5 and 10 cents. WHEN THE DOCTOR SEES YOU bring a prescription to this pharmacy, ho knows that his efforts will not be thwarted either by poor drugs or in accurate compounding. We have a reputation among physicians for per fect prescription work. You can take their opinion as nuthoritative and bring your prescriptions here to be Oiled. "There's a Reason." Phone 3. Doran's Prescription Pharmacy. 4-24-tf CHANGE NIGHT AT RINK. Tonight is change night at Jaxon's ring. A big, two-reel feature nlong with two other good stories; 10 and 15 cents, any seat, two shows a night. A I I fMTI lir I TV/tr* DAAI/e nuui i i ti o will o uuurvo. Ike Sowerby nnd H. R. Shepard are now busily engaged auditing and ex perting the books and accounts of the city. YOU CAN AFFORD to paper those rooms now. Eye-opener prices on wall paper. American Paint Co., opposite Dorans Drug Store.? ?4-22-3t. The colored embroidery cottons have just arrived, also some new lingerie material. "THE VOGUE," opposite Orpheum theatre, Mr. Albert Berry.? 4-17-tf. Stampede?Some grub. President Waits to Learn Enemies' Plans * * I I : HUERTA DECLARES FOR WAR London, April 24.?A dispatch from Mexico City says that Gen. Huerta today Issued a proclama tion calling upon all factions of the people to come to the de fense of the colors of Mexico, j The proclamation grants ainnes ; ty to all the citizens of the coun try in the Interest of united re sistance against the United States. The proclamation was re I ceived with the greatest enthus iasm by the people of the capital. Two Americans Stabbed. Two Americans were stabbed i while on the streets of Mexico I City today. A 4? EXCAVATION FINISHED FOR MESSERSCHMIDT BUILDING The excavation is all finished for the new concrete Messerschmidt build ing on Second street and the steel will arrive Saturday. It is expected that construction will begin early next week. INDICTED MERCHANT SELLS HIS COUNTRY HOME NEW YORK. April 24. ? Nathan Straus, Jr., has purchased Driftwood, the country home of Henry Siegel at Orienta Point, Mamaroneck, on Long Island sound. The price is reported as $125,000. EMPLOYEES OPPOSE GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP LONDON, April 24.?The Amalga mated Society of Telephone Employ ees in convention at London claim that wages, allowances and other conditions of labor are worse since the govern ment took over the telephone systems than they were under private manage ment. PHILLIPS ACADEMY GETS $300,000 DONATION + ? NEW YORK, April 24.?A bequest to Phillips Academy, Andover, of $300, 000. made by Melville C. Day, who died last year in Italy, has been paid over to that institution. Day was a member of the class of 1858. IOWA CONGRESSMAN AFTER TAX DODGERS WASHINGTON, April 24. ? Repre sentative Solomon P. Prouty of Iowa in the House declared that millions of personal property Is escaping taxa tion in Washington City. He declared that two men were commonly reported to have $100,000,000 in Washington locked up In the safe deposits vaults. Washington, he claims, has become the asylum for the rich. BOSTON STEAMSHIP COMPANY WILL USE PANAMA CANAL BOSTON, April 24.?The American Hawaiian Steamship company is pre paring to use the Panama canal ex tensively, and will establish a line to run from Boston to Porto Rico, Mex ico, Salina Cruz, Honolulu and other Pacific points. TRADITIONAL ENEMIES PROPOSE AN ALLLIANCE ?+? LONDON, April 24. ? The London Daily Citizen publishes from a diplo matic correspondent an article which states that on the initiative of Great Britain negotiations are now afoot for converting the Triple Entente among England. France and Russia in to a triple alliance. This step has two objects. First, it may lead to a quadruple alliance which will include Germany, and second, such quadruple alliance may lead to an agreement for the limitation of armamentB. CHICAGO TO HAVE NEW BANK AND TRUST COMPANY SPRINGFIELD, 111., April 24.?The' State of Illinois has issued a charter to the Guarantee Bank and Trust com pany, of this city, with a capital of $750,000. The new bank will be lo cated at Chicago. CHICAGO BANKER REFUSES TO HELP THE KICKERS ?+? CHICAGO, April 24.?George F. Rey nolds, the Chicago banker who has been urged as a member of the reserve board, refuses to aid those.cities which have asked for his aid in securing for t'lem regionnl reserve banks. Ho says: "The law has been laid down and we must conform thereto. This is the time for constructive work, not crlt isism." Baltimore Wants Freedom from Rich mond. BALTIMORE, Md.t April 24.?It Is rumored that three of the largest na tional banks in Baltimore will consol idate, In order to enable the city to be practically independent of the Federal reserve bank at Richmond. When hungry, hit the trail for the Stampede, cor. Front and Franklin. 2-12-tf. Buy a meerschaum pipe at Burford's and treat yourself to a satisfying smoke after dinner. 2-16-tf Galvanizing done by 0. Roene, Sans Soucci BIdg., Douglas. Washington, April 24.?The rev elation of the purposes of Carran za and Huerta Is awaited by the President before a complete mili tary campaign Is developed. The President made It clear to day that no blockade of Mexico has been declared and that before such step Is taken all the foreign governments will be notified. The only actual movement of troops that has been ordered Is that of Gen. Funston with a bri gade of infantry and artillery forces to Vera Cruz, and they are going for defensive purposes and not for aggression. THREE MORE AMERICANS KILLED AT VERA CRUZ Washington, April 24.?Admiral Badger has reported three more seamen killed and 25 wounded as a result of the skirmishing and de sultory shooting from ambush by Mexican soldiers and others. The American casualties to date are 15 killed and 75 wounded. Badger requested permission to capture all Mexican gunboats along the Mexican coast and other ves sels carrying troops or amunition for the aid of the Mexicans. He urges this as a means of pro tection to the American marines and bluejackets that occupy Vera Cruz. Funston Commands First Army of Occupation. WASHINGTON. April 24. ? A bri gade of Infantry and some artillery under Gen. Frederick Funston has been ordered to embark on four trans ports at Galveston and proceed at once to '?'era Cruz to support the marines and bluejackets that are ashore at that place. There a^e about 5,000 blue jackets and marines ashore there now. Funston's Brigade Moves. GALVESTON, Tex., April 24.?The fifth brigade broke camp at Fort Crockett at daylight this morning and moved to the transports in the harbor. Troops Off for the Border. SAN FRANCISCO. April 24.?Three thousand ollicers and men under com mand of Gen. Pershing entrained to day and are speeding for the Mexican border. Senate Passes Volunteer Bill. WASHINGTON, April 24.?The Sen ate passed the volunteer army bill which passed the House several days ago. Under It all National Guards are available for the use of the United States. The House promptly concurred In the Senate amendments, and the bill is In the hands of the President. All Offer Services. The Governors of practically all of the States have requested the Presi dent to accept the National Guards of their States in case of war. It is plain that there will be rivalry for the priv ilege of participating in the event of war. Blockading Squadron Formed. WASHINGTON. April 24. ? Secre tary of War Josephus Daniels has or dered the formation of a squadron for inshore blockade work along the Mex ican Gulf coast. The squadron has been placed in command of Admiral Winslow and will consist of 14 naval vessels, including the super-dread naughts New York and Texas. Pacific Blockade Will Be Tightened. WASHINGTON, April 24. ?Vessels are being crowded southward from Pa cific Coast points to participate in a blockade of the Mexican Pacific coast. There are now ships at Mazatlan and other coast ports, but the purpose is to maintain a patrol of the entire coast. The forces will concentrate at Mazatlan. Vera Cruz Safely American. VERA CRUZ, Mex., April 24.? The American forces here are not alarmed over the prospect of an attack from Gen. Maas, who is reported to be mob ilizing his scattered forces about 20 miles away. There are more than 5,000 marines and bluejackets ashore to resist an assault if a Mexican force should attempt to pass through the zone that is covered by the guns of the naval ships in the harbor. Admir al Badger is in command of the fleet and Admiral Fletcher of the land forces, and acting for the United States government in all matters on shore. The situation within the city was one of comparative peace and quiet yesterday and last night. Business has been resumed and it appears to ?be normal. * Country's Representatives Leave En emies' Capital. WASHINGTON, April 24 ? Nelson O'Shaughnessy left Mexico City last night on a special train for Vera Cruz. He was escorted by Huerta's chief of staff and a guard of troops. WASHINGTON, April 24.?Charge d'Affaires Algara de Terreros, in charge of the Mexican embassy at this city, departed for Toronto, accompan ied by Chief Flynn, of the secret ser vice. CALUMET AND HECLA STRIKE COST THE UNION $1,000,000 CHICAGO, April 24.?Secretary HI etla says the Lake miners' strike which was effective for eight months and 21 days, cost the unlors $1,000, 000.