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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL! III., NO. 463. ~ JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, APRIL 27, 1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS Volunteer Workers do Big Things at Ball Park The grandstand Is built?or In real ity the left bleachers which will serve as a grandstand at the base ball grounds, for this year, were finished yesterday through volunteer labor by the citizens of Juneau. But this is not all?according to estimates of the board of baseball managers, more than a thousand dollars worth of work was done on the grounds by the volun teer army. And everybody Is happy. Managers of banks and mercantile es tablishments vied with their clerks and porters in demonstrating the art of driving nails, in displaying skill in rolling a wheelbarrow, and in giving the true Irish swing to a number two shovel. Prominent contractors and builders were present to direct the carpentry and much more could have been ac complished in this line if there had been stifflcient lumber on hand to do it. Engineers from the Alaska Gas tlneau Mining company's staff were present directing the work of setting points of the Infield. and in establish ing the permanent grade. Men en-! gaged in the transfer business and ? general hauling donated their teams and came in person to help haul, earth for the top coat of the field. SchoolI lads enjoyed the sport of wheeling heavy loads of dirt that would have seemed a serious task under other conditions. Juneau's fairest daugh ters. both matrons and maids, served luncheon to the tollers and entered heartily Into spirit of the work and the day's doings. It was a great suc cess. ^,uuu r-copic uuu The day was ideal?warm and sun ny?bringing out a throng that was! unexpected. It became necessary to station a flagman at one point on the I road to warn automobiles and other rigs to seek a place affording room to pass each other. Oldtimers remarked that never in years has there been a response so generous and spontaneous as that which n arked the outpouring i of yesterday. Fall two thousand peo-1 pie visited the grounds during some part of the day. and most of them did something toward making the place beautiful. The town is happy because it has found itself. "Juneau," said one. "is a united community, with a full grown civic pride clamoring to assert Itself." Praise For Ladles. All of the men are strong in their praise of the luncheon furnished by the ladies of Juneau. The picnic fea ture was pleasing to all and particular ly so to the younger people. The Boy Scouts who were out in force were placed under charge of Percy Pond and bivouacked by themselves near Gold creek. The Camp Fire Girls were also out in numbers and aided in dispensing the sandwiches and cof fee. Music Enjoyed. One of the specially pleasing fea tures of the day was the excellent music furnished by the J.H.S. band, which had been generously augument ed by the addition of several players from Douglas. The board of manag ers realizes that the work of the band was of material help in making the day a success. Wheelbarrow Hace. The day was begun with a wheel barrow race from Burford's corner to the ball grounds. While the band was playing the itarters placed themselves in line. It was a go-as-you-please af fair, with no rules except get the bar row on the ground. The following en tries were in line: Max Humpfrie, jr., Dolly Gray. Percy Pond, George But zer, Wilbur Burford. H. I. Lucas, F. D. Smith. Young Burford got ofT in the lead and was never headed. Each of the entrymen who were winners had cunningly provided for aj running mate. Young Burford was paired with Will Garster, jr., and will drag down the $10 hung up by John T. Spickett; Lucas and Wilson were second and will get 500 Egyptian Straights cigarettes; Harris and Smith came in third and will get the case of Lemps (guess what they'll do with it); Max Humfrie, Jr.. was awarded the compensation prize and will get a box of candy. Hayes And Crew Help. Capt. J. C. Hayes and crew working under the Alaska Road Commission volunteered their services to the board of base ball managers yesterday and were out in full force. Permission was also obtained to use the Road Commission's team. Some Custard. A. T. Spatz sent an automobile load of custard pies, 400 of them, out to be added to the day's luncheon. Spatz also acted as chaffeur of a wheelbar row for some time. Some Sidelights. George Butzer was far In the rear! of the distance calling for help. John Olds came home with blisters! on the inside of his hat from extra' hard exertions at the ball grounds. t H. R. Shepard was around during I the day assuring everybody that he was delighted with the showing that was being made. Tom Radonich and his entire force were there grilling away like real workers. Percy Pond got to thinking what a fine picture the wiioelbarrow race would make and was lost In the dis tance. li'Uuuiiueu uu rage mrw.) THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?60. Minimum?38. Precipitation?.28. JAPS AT CHATHAM ROW; ONE KILLED T. Kojita, Japanese foreman for the George T. Myers & Co. cannery at Chatham, was killed about noon Fri day in a row among the Japanese crew over gambling. K. Yaraaguchi and H. Yamashlta admit doing the killing which they say was in self de fense. The victim was struck with a hammer and his skull crushed. Death ensued about two hours after the blow was struck. No one was present ex cept the Japanese crew, nearly all ofj who seem to be in sympathy with the men who did the killing. The dead foreman was disliked, it is said, be cause he wanted to enforce the rule' ! against gambling. ! Walter Raniseyer, storekeeper forj the cannery company, who is tempor arily in oharge of the place, tlrst heard of the trouble a short while after it happened. The China foreman came I to him and told that there was trouble in the Jap quarters and thought one would die. He then visited the place! and found Kajita lying on the floor in, a pool of blood. No other Japanese' were in the room. He saw at a glance that there was no hope for the vie-; tim, but ordered him washed up and I his head bandaged. He lived about1 two hours, but no information was ob tained front him. All the other Japan-' ese professed ignorance as to who committed the act. Finally he select-; ed two who could speak English, and 1 getting then in the office slipped hand a nn nnrl fold fhpm thPV ' would stay in jail at Juneau until they i told who had done the killing:. He1 finally secured the names of Yama-! guchi and Yamashita. Afterward these I these two stepped forward and admit- j ted it claiming that Kajita attacked | them with a revolver. Yamashita de-j clares that the dead man was about i to shoot Yamaguchi when he struck the former with the hammer with fa tal results. The dead man and his slayers were brought to Juneau on the Georgia Sat urday night. Special Agent Joe Snow took the men into custody after the Georgia reached Killisnoo. CAMP FIRE GIRLS HAVE PICTURES TAKEN The Camp Fire Girl* and-little Blue birds had their pictures taken Satur day morning. They clamored over the stones and assembled near the water fall by Gold creek, where picturesque j groups were formed and photographed J by Winter and Pond. Groups were also taken near the! tents by the pond. The results were) very successful. The group views will ever be a source of interest on account of the circumstance that they are of the first Camp Fire Girls formed in Alaska. The groups will be on show in a few days. They also illustrate the Camp Fire Girls entertainment which will be giv en in the Elks Hall Friday, May 8th. Star songs, flower songs and cradle songs will be sung by the Bluebirds in costume. A full rehearsal was held on Saturday afternoon, and judging by the way the girls were performing their parts the public may look for ward to a delightful and unique even ing's entertainment. BASEBALL LINEUP GIVEN PROBABLY TOMORROW Manager P. E. Jackson of the Juneau baseball team said today that he would make no announcements as to the team lineup until after he consulted with Denny Molloy and the boys he j is bringing with him. Announcements! will probably be made tomorrow as the new talent will arrive on the Alameda | tonight. OCCIDENTAL BARBER SHOP HAS CHANGED OWNERSHIP ?t? John Markrud, J. A. Ptack and H. E. Townsend. well known tonsorial art-J ists. who have been with the Arctic! bath and barber shop, today purchased the Occidental barber shop from John1 Raber who established it some time ago, and here they hope to meet all i of their old friends and to make many new ones. Mr. Kaber will leave on the Jefferson tonight for the South enroute to central Oregon which is to be his future home. GEORGIA BRINGS MANY FROM SITKA AND WAY PORTS The Georgia arrived yesterday from Sitka and way ports with the follow ing big passenger list for Juneau: From Sitka? M. Jacovich. J. F. War ner. Earl Wilson. E. E. Douglas. Pat Ryan. H. Nelson, Geo. Metsuda, John Holliwood, Steve Volint, John Zink-( ofT, H. G. Vorange. Win. Crownlow, j Fred Jensen James Freeburn, Hans Anderson. H. Radke, Pete Cannon. M.| JakeofT and John KanofT: for Chatham ?Waited Ramsayer. K. Yamaguchi and H. Yamashita; from Killisnoo ? Joe Snow; from Excursion Inlet?Robert; Forbes. ? ? ? *1 RAYMOND RETURNS ? H. J. Raymond, who was summoned, to attend court at Ketchikan returned to Juneau on the Al-Ki yesterday. ? ? ? The colored embroidery cottons have just arrived, also some new lingerie material. "THE VOGUE." opposite Orpheum theatre, Mr. Albert Berry.? 4-17-tt | j PRESIDENT ASKS OWNERS TO SETTLE WASHINGTON. April 27?President Woodrow Wilson today made a per sonal appeal to the Colorado coal and iron mine owners to settle the strike in Colorado. He addressed his appeal I to John D. Rockefeller, whoso son ad ! mltted on the stand that he owned 40 per cent, of the properties. The Pres i ident said the owners could settle the , troubles In 24 hours If they would. He I appealed to their humanity and their patriotism. Ammons Asks for Troops Again. DENVER. Col., April 27.?Gov. Ellas I M. Ammons yesterday again wired to President Wilson to "send Federal troops into Colorado Immediately to handle the strike situation." NEW DISTRICT ATTORNEY IS ON WAY NORTH ? ?? SEATTLE, April 27.?W. N. Spence. the new United States District At torney for the Third Division, sailed Saturday night on the Admiral Samp son for Valdez, which will be his head uarters. Before sailing District At torney Spence said: "I don't anticipate making any changes In the office force at the present time." SAMPSON ON WAY NORTH WITH MANY FOR JUNEAU SEATTLE, April 27.?The Admiral Sampson sailed (or Alaska Saturday night with the following named pas sengers for Juneau: John Stroud. M. Tulfeb, Mrs. Payne, Miss Augusta Griefe, Miss Mablo L. Yalson, H. T. Belknap, F. E. Wilson, Geo. C. Worth, W. H. Rochester, An drew Olson, Andrew Wold, Blrut Pet erson, Max Eudolberg, Miss Nora Os trom, Mr. Franklyn and wife, John L. Ahlers, Harry Lee, Mrs. C. K. Dye and two children, James Brown, Geo. Maunnazclle, O. Gustfson, and two steerage. PARALYSIS ATTACKS PRESIDENT BAER OF PENNSYLVANIA ROAD PHILADELPHIA, April 27.?Presi dent Baer, of the Pennsylvania rail road, dropped in the street here Sat urday afternoon as the result of an at tack of paralysis. His condition is serious. OLD TIME NORTHERNER DIES IN SEATTLE SEATTLE, Atfril 27.? Joe Lanier, formerly a miner In Circle City and Dawson, died here Saturday. ? ? ?' ? OXFORD UNIVERSITY WINS RELAY CHAMPIONSHIP PHILADELPHIA, April 27.-Oxford University, England, won by one foot the four-mile international college re lay championship race. The Univer sity of Pennsylvania was second and Cornell third. GRAND THEATRE. Complete change of pictures to night: "The Worth of a Man," a strong in teresting drama. "In Humanity's Cause," a story of love and war, Euclaire drama. "The Real Estate Fraud," how a pret- , ty stenographer lost her job and saved a young man's fortune. American pro- ( duction. "Love's Lottery Ticket," a ticklish , Imp comedy. JEFFERSON ARRIVALS. The Jefferson arrived from the South last night bringnlg the following passengers for Juneau: L. P. Skoog, W. P. Skoog, R. Husband, T. G. Davles, , C. G. Leaf, William Pels, A. Benson and wife, J. H. Milligan, Rose Kellogg, G. Parmientier, N. G. Ogilvle, W. F. Gregerson, O. H. Smith, H. Stuckon bolt, F. A. Dixon, P. H. Peterson, E. Manede, F. A. Anderson, Hugo Mayer, Carl J. Linn, S. H. Cable. < ? ? ? i DRAPER CLUB TO MEET. I ?*F? There will be a special meeting of the Draper club Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Mrs. H; P. Crow- 1 ther. BASEBALL PICTURES. ? Tonight is change night at Jaxon's rink. Outside of the regular run of films some fine pictures taken at the ball grounds will be thrown on the canvass. Ten and fifteen cents, any seat, two shows. t t , i + ?+ MARINE NOTES ?> ? : The Al-Kl is scheduled to sail South from Juneau tonight. The Alameda is expected from the South tonight. The Mariposa is expected from the Westward Southbound tonight. , The Admiral Sampson is expected from the South tomorrow night. The City of Seattle Is expected from ( the South tomorrow or Wednesday morning. The Humboldt is expected from the South V/ednesday. 4 The Admiral Evans is expected from the Westward Thursday. The Jefferson is scheduled to sail South from Juneau tomorrow. The Princess May is expected from the South Friday. The Portland line boat J. B. Stetson arrived from the South last night. The Georgia left for Skagway at 2 o'clock this morning. WANTED?First class finisher. In quire tomorrow morning. Mrs. F. A. Stevens, dressmaker, Malony block. ! FLETCHER RULES AT VERA CRUZ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + -? + + Martial Law at Vera Cruz. + * ? + + Vera Cruz, April 27.?Becom- + + ing tired of quibbling with the + * civil authorities regarding the + + form of government that should + ? prevail In Vera Cruz, Admiral + ? Fletcher this morning placed + * the city under martial law. + + American officers have assumed + + all the authority of government. + t + + + + + + + + + + + + + '!? + + + ?!? Stare and Stripes Over Vera Cruz. VERA CRUZ, Mex., April 27. ? The American flag was hoisted at noon to day with appropriate ceremonies over tho headquarters of Admiral Fletcher, which Is the seat of government for 1 tho city under tho rule of martial law. Funston Reaches Vera Cruz. VERA CRUZ, Mex.. April 27."?Gen. Funston's fifth brigade landed here to- 1 day, and tho American outposts were \ extended several miles beyond tholr former location. His men Immediately J entrenching thmselves and mounting field guns. Aeroplanes Scare Mexicans. VERA CRUZ. Mox., April 27.?Two aeroplanes ascending from the battle- I ship Mississippi Saturday afternoon and. reconnolrtered over the campB and hills back of the city, throwing the Mexican troops into a panic, and caused them, In many instances, to ' abandon their positions and move far ther back. ! Navy Asked to Save Americans. WASHINGTON, April 27?The Navy 1 Department has received a request from oil interests In New York that a force be Bent to rescue 100 employees on lands they hold in the interior of ? Mexico 75 miles southwest of Tampi co. The men are armed, but are un- * able to get out because of the battle ! at Tamplco between the Federals and 1 the Constitutionalists, 1 Manning May goto Mexico. SEATTLE, April 27?The United Stntes revenue cutter Manning arrived ' here from the South Saturday night J to outfit for her regular summer cruise 1 for patrol duty in Bering sea. She j may be dispatched to Mexico to serve as. an auxiliary to the United States : navy. ! I * President Signs Volunteer Bill. WASHINGTON. April 27. ? Presi dent Wilson-signedAJte volunteer Na tional Guard bill Saturday evening. ^ Argentine Press Favors Mexico. ' BUENOS AYItES, April 26. ? The ; newspapers of this city all favor Mexi- | co and are hostle to the United States, ' Guaymas Occupied. NOGALES, Ariz., April 26.?Tele grams received hero Saturday said that American marines occupied Guay mas, the important Mexican Pacific 1 seaport, without firing a shot. Government May Impose Stamp Tax. WASHINGTON. April 26.?In the i event of war with Mexico the Presi- > dent will probably ask for a stamp tax ' such as that which prevailed during the Spanish War. A stamp tax on checks and legal documents will be followed by a raise in the internal ^ revenue tax on tobacco and liquor. ? ? ? i MISS KOSKEY WINS ; MAY QUEEN CONTEST Miss Sylvia Koskoy won the Queen ; of the May contest, receiving 722 more votes than Miss Klondn Olds, her near est competitor. The voting closed at ; noon today, and the vote was: Sylvia Koskey 2678 1 Klonda Olds 1956 Trine Museth, Douglas.. 401 Mrs. E. H. Kaser, chairman of the contest committee, and the officers and members of the Draper Club feel very grateful to Miss Koskey, Miss Olds and Miss Museth for staying in the ' contest and making it a success. All 1 of them desired to withdraw, but re frained from doing so in me interest i of the library fund which the contset was conducted. NEW WHOLESALE HOUSE IN JUNEAU. i ?1 When you want butter, eggs, pota toes, fruits or the fresh vegetables, Bend your orderB to the Itoyal Fruit Co., wholesale dealers and shippers to all ports of Alaska. ' Especialy low prices on potatoes in ' ton lots. No house is better equipped J to 1111 your orders promptly and care fully.?ROYAL FRUIT CO., Juneau Al- ; aska. 4-25-6t. YOU CAN GET IN. The dirt and debris Is now pretty well cleared away on Second avenue 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 you will feet that you get in right. F. WOLLAND. Merchant Tailor. MASONS; ATTENTION. ML Juneau Lodge, No. 147, F. & A. M., will hold stated communication Monday evening. April 27, eight o'clock at Odd Fellows hall. Visiting broth em cordially invited. E. D. BEATTIE, Sec. April 27, 1914?The Northern Laun dry and Supply Co. wish to announce that Mr. W. Holmes Is no longer so liciting laundry for them ? patrons please note, ALFRED PEACOCK, Sec. ? ?4-27-3L J WAR WON'T STOP PLANS FOR ALASKA WASHINGTON, April 27. ? Secre tary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane stated yesterday that the Mexican sit uation will in no wise interfere with the building of the Alaska railroad. The plans for the organization of the railroad forces will soon be completed. Comes to Alaska In July. Secretary of the Interior Lane be lieves that he will be able to visit Alaska In July. EASTERNERS EXPECT TO CONTEST WASHINGTON ? ? NEW YORK, April 27.?The expect ed victory of the University of Wash ington's rowing crew In the Pcaiflc Coast contest has whetted the inter est in the famous Poughkeepsie re gatta, and lead to a conviction that the university team that wins that race will have to defeat the Washing tonlans. Washington, though third In the race, was defeated by less than ei length last year and was gaining rapidly at the finish. Its performance was the sensation of the race. Many exports in the Hast expect Washing ton to win this year. * + LEAGUE BASEBALL I t + NORTHWESTERN LEAGUE. Won Lost Pet. Spokane 9 2 .??>18 Vancouver Jt 4 .636 Seattle 6 6 ,o45 rncoma 5 6 .455 Victoria 4 J .364 Portland 2 9 .182 PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. Won Lost Pet. San Francisco 15 * 8 .652 t'enlce 14 10 .583 Oakland 9 11 .450 Sacramento 9 11 .450 Portland 8 11 .421 L*)s Angeles 9 13 .409 AMERICAN LEAGUE. Won Lost Pet. Chicago 7 2 .778 Detroit 6 3 .667 New York 4 3 .671 Boston 5 4 .556 Washington 4 4 ,.500 SL Louis 4 5 .444 Philadelphia 3 5 .375 Cleveland 1 8 .111 NATIONAL LEAGUE. Won Lost Pet. Pittsburgh 7 2 .778 Philadedphia 5 2 .714 Brooklyn 4 2 .667 Chicago 4 4 .500 St. Louis 4 5 .444 Mew York 2 4 .333 Boston 2 5 .286 Cincinnati 2 6 .250 NORTHWESTERN LEAGUE. Saturday's Scores: \t Seattle?Seattle, 3; Vancouver, 1. \t Victoria?Tamoca, 3; Victoria, 2. Vt Spokane?Spokane, 3; Portland, 1. Yesterday's Scores: Vt Seattle?Vancouver, 3; Seattle, 0. Vt Tacoma?Tacoma, 11; Victoria, 1. Vt Spokane?Spokane, 4; Portland, 1. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. Saturday's Scores: Vt San Francisco?Oakland, 6; San Francisco. 2. \t Portland?Venice, 7; Portland, 1. Vt Los Angeles?Ix>s Angeles, 3; Sac ramento, 2. Yesterday's Scores: Vt Oakland: morning game?Oakland 1; San Francisco, 0; afternoon ? ?San Francisco, 2; Oakland, 0. Vt Portland ? Portland-Venice game postponed; rain. Vt Los Angeles: morning game?Los Angeles, 12; Sacramento, 6; after noon game?Los Angeles, 2; Sac ramento, 0. AMERICAN LEAGUE. Saturday's Scores: Vt St. Louis?Detroit, 4; St. Louis, 0. Vt Cleveland?Cleveland. 1: Chicago, 0. Vt Washington?Washington ? Poston game postponed; rain. Vt Philadelphia ? Philadelphia - New York game postponed; rain. Yesterday's Scores: Vt St. Louis?St. Louis, 4; Detroit, 1. Vt Cleveland?Cleveland, 4; Chicago, 2. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Saturday's Scores: Vt Boston?Brooklyn, 4; Boston, 0. Vt Chicago?Cincinnati. 13; Chicago. 1. U PItsburgh ? Pittsburgh ? Brooklyn game postponed; rain. Vt New York?New York-Philadelphia game postponed; rain. Yesterday's Scores: Vt Cincinnati?Cincinnati, 5; St. Lou is, 2. Vt Chicago?PItsburgh, 6; Chicago, 4. FEDERAL LEAGUE. Saturday's Scores: Vt Chicago?Chicago, 7; Kansas City, 2. Vt Baltimore?Baltimore-Buffalo game postponed; rain. Vt Pittsburgh ? Pittsburgh-St. Louis game postponed; rain. Vt Indianapolis?Indianapolis, 3; St. Louis, 0. Yesterday's Scores: Vt Chicago?Kansas Ci'v, 12; Chica go, 4. Vt Indianapolis?Indianapolis, 5; St. Louis, 3. UST ARRIVED ON THE JEFFERSON Fresh Augustine A Kyer chocolates it the Juneau Drug company, opposite Vlaskan Hotel; phone 250. 4-25-tf Washington Sees Only I Mexican War In End AMERICANS MAY LEAVE MEXICO WASHINGTON, April 27?The Stati Department was Informed this morn lng by the British legation that Gen Huerta has agreed to permit Ameri cans in Mexico City to depart fron that place. The statement is tha Thomas B. Hohler, secretary of th< British legation at Mexico City, wh< had gone to Vera Cruz and returnee to the capital with a train load o Mexican refugees, informed Gen. Hu erta that the American forces were It no manner restraining Mexicans fron leaving Vera Cruz. He was then as sured that Americans consequently would be allowed to leave Mexicc City. Conditions Alarming. VERA CRUZ, Mex., April 27.?Ad miral Fletcher has received advices that the conditions In Mexico Citj are alarming. K. M. Van Zout, the president, ant all of the trustees and officers of the American Club have been Imprisoned; also the officers of the American bank ing house, because they refused tc contribute money to the Mexican gov ernment with which to defend the country against Americans. It is charged that the government is encouraging demonstrations against Americans. Refugees from Mexico City say that a score of American women with ba hies and children were turned back and not permitted to leave Mexlcc City. Thirty Americans escaped by posing as British subjects and giving assum ed names. Indignation at Washington. WASHINGTON. April 27.?The re port of O'Shaughnessy, late charge d'Affairs at Mexico City, that Gen Huerta prevented many Americans from leaving Mexico City with him in spite of their expressed desire sc to do, that he might hold them as hostages has caused indignation among, officials here. The feeling R intensified by reports that Americans are being held in all the cities of Mex ico as hostages, and that they are ac tunlly being assassinated by mobs. The homes and offices and business places of all Americans In Mexlcc City were searched for arms anc amunitlon. Loss of Life Reports Are Greatly Ex> .iggerated. WASHINGTON. April 27. ? Seer* tary of State William J. Bryan says ad vices received at the State Depart' ment indicate that reports of Amerl cans being killed in Mexico are cam ards. He has no evidence of any recent deaths by violence among Americans in that country. Consul Sent to Jail. WASHINGTON. April 27. ? United States Consul General Philip C. Han na, of Monterey, reported to Secretary of State William J. Bryan yesterday that the Federals had placed him in jail Friday and that he had been re tained there two days until released by the Constitutionalists upon theli capture of the city. The Federals had riddled the consu late flag with bullets and then torn it into shreds and burned It. Americans Imprisoned at Aguas Cat lentec. VERA CRUZ, Mex., April 27.?For ty American men, women and children, trying to leave, were taken from a train at Auguas Culientes and imprlS' oned in the smelter at that place. Gas' ton Schmutz, a United States consul, is among the number. CONSTITUTIONALISTS PROTECT AMERICANS AND FLAG WASHINGTON. April 27?Consul Hostetter telegraphed the State De partment that Constitutionalist Gener als Obregon and Alvarado have noti fled the forces in the State of Sonors that any demonstrations against Amer icans or the United States would re suit in the immediate hanging of the guilty parties. Crisis Passed. JUAREZ. Mev., April 27.?Gen. Villa, departing for Chihuahua today, said that he believed the crisis in Mexican affairs has passed. Carranza Won't Help Huerta. LOS ANGELES, April 26.?A dis patch received here from Gen. Car ranza's foreign secretary says that Carranza will not aid Huerta in his difficulty with the United States. He says the dispatches published In Europe are forgeries, and that they, like the reports in Europe that Fed' erals had captured American towns along the Texan border, were sent to bolster Huerta's credit and standing in Europe. CONSTITUTIONALISTS CAPTURE THE CITY OF MONTEREY EL PASO, Tex., April 27.?Consti tutionalists captured the city of Mon terey yesterday after an attack with infantry, artillery and cavalry that had continued for 24 hours. Monterey was one of the few cities held by the Federals in Northern Mexico. Constitutionalists Attacking Tamplco, WASHINGTON, April 27.?The Com stitutionallsts aro attacking Tamplco with infantry-and artillery. They ex pcct it to fall at any time. Washington, April 27. ? The 4 feeling In Washington today i among those who have i hoped for peace Is one of pes simism. This feeling pervades all branches of official Wash ington. The European dlplo- ? mats are -extremely pesslmes- < tic over the outcome of media tlon. Though Great Britain, Prance and Germany have urg ed Huerta to make terms there are few who expect that sue- ? cess will eventuate from the un- ? dertaklng. ? " PRESIDENT ACCEPTS GOOD \ OFFICES OF REPUBLICS WASHINGTON, April 27. ? Presi dent Wilson announced yesterday . that he had accepted the offer of i Brazil, Argentine and Chile to use r their good offices to bring about a peaceful and friendly settlement of I the difficulty between the United ) States and Mexico. The offer was submitted formally . to Secretary of State Bryan, who ) took it up with the President. President's Statement > In replying to the offer that was Uius formally presented, President t Wilson said: t "Conscious of the purpose with which this proffer is made, this gov : eminent does not feel at liberty to ? decline It. It's chief Interest is In : peace on the American continent and i cordial intercourse among her Re publics and our people, and the hap ; piness and prosperity which can . spring only out of the frank, mutual understanding friendship which is cre ated by a common purpose. The gov ernment hopes most earnestly that . you may find those who speak for the , sober elements of Mexico willing and ready to discuss the terms of satis factory and therefore permanent set tlement." ( j Administration Expects Little. i WASHINGTON, April 27. ? While i the administration will facilitate in i every way possible the efTorts of the ? representatives of Brazil, Argentine ? and Chile to secure peaceful settle ment of the Mexican situation, it is I not disguised that it is not hopeful, > and feels that war will finally be the I outcome. Congress Favors War. WASHINGTON. April 27. ? While the disposition of Congress is to stand unflinchingly behind the administra tion and follow the lead of the Presi dent in the Mexican situation where ever that may lead, there is unques tionably an impelling undercurrent in both the Senate and House in favor of the declaration of war and the cap ture of the Mexican capital, and thus, once and for all, dispose of the dicta tor Huerta. This feeling has been [ moderated somewhat by the offer of South American countries to mediate ? between the disputants, but it is known that the administration is not i hopeful of relief from this source. It - is felt that it can but serve to post pone the inevitable invasion from Vera ? Cruz. nucria onooses apain 10 nncaiaic. WASHINGTON. April 27--The Span ish ambassador has Informed Secre tary of Slate William .1 Bryan that Gen Huerta had accepted the offer of his government to mediate between the United States and himself. Powers Ask Huerta to Yield. BERLIN, April 27.?Germany, Great Britain and France have Joined in ad vising Gen. Huerta to acceed to the demands of the United States and make a complete and satisfactory apol ogy to that country. i Huerta to Leave It to Powera. VERA CRUZ, Mex., April 27.?Gen. I Huerta's note to Nelson O'Shaughnes - sy, Charge d'Affaires of the United ? States, which accompanied his pass ? ports, touching the taking of Vera 1 Cruz, said in part: "Regarding the initiation of war ? against Mexico this ministry reserves ? the right of presenting to other powers events and considerations that are per tinent to the matter in order that they, as members of the concert of Nations, , may judge the conduct of the two Na I tions and adopt the attitude which ! they may deem proper in view of this deplorable outrage upon our Nation's sovereignty." Pacific Coast Backs President. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., April 27. ? Assistant Secretary of the Navy F. D. Roosevelt said this morning that "the ( people of the Pacific Coast want the l United States to go through with Its undertaking with Huerta." I Germany Keeps Arms. i MEXICO CITY, April 26. ? Gen. ; Huerta Saturday demanded that the German embassy turn over what arms It has to the Mexican government. He promptly refused to surrender those - he had or those which the American embassy had given him for safe keep ing. Some of the arms that had been at the American embassy were seized i before the delivery to the Gorman em ; bassy had been completed, r Huerta Claims Victories. , LONDON, April 26.?Mexico City dispatches printed here Saturday said that Mexican Federals had captured several Texan towns. i WANTED ? Room and board for . man and little boy 5 years old. Add. P. O. Box 345, Juneau. 4-27-2t.