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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL IV NO 469 JUNEAU, ALASKA, MONDAY, MAY 4,1914. PRICE, TEN CENTS Gen. Huerta Preparing j To Leave Mexico ?? j VERA CRUZ. Max.. May 4.?Persist ent rumors continue to come from Mex ico City that Gen. Huerta Is about to resign. They are more persistent to day than they were yesterday. Credit is given the rumors here, be-1 cause inquiries have been made in' his behalf as to the treatment that will be accorded him after he resigns. He has been assured safe conduct to: this port and aboard any foreign war ship he might desire to take. Huerta May Resign. MEXICO CITY. May 4.?The situa tion in Mexico City has every appear ance of becoming serious for the ad ministration. In well informed cir cles it is expected that Provisional President Huerta might resign at any moment. The populace is becoming greatly discontented. The Constitutionalists are increasing the area of their con trol in the North, and the American occupation of Vera Crux is interfering with the commercial interests of the city to such an extent that the actual incapacity of Gen. Huerta to restore order out of chaos is being brought borne to the people as never before. Wilson After Huerta. WASHINGTON. May 4.?It Is re garded as certain here that President Wilson and Secretary of State Bryan have Intimated very plainly to the en voys of the South American countries who are acting as intermediaries in the Mexican matters that Huerta must vacate his position as dictator and that there will be little likelihood of the removal of any of the American forces from that country as long as he is at the head of affairs at the Nation al capital. The growing unpopularity of Huerta in Mexico City, it is believed, will add to the probability that his removal from the situation may be accomplish ed easier than it was hoped a few days ago. Mediator* Ask for Conference. WASHINGTON, May 4.?Secretary ' of State William J. Bryan gave out a statement yesterday in which it was said: "The mediators have delivered to this government and are send ing to Huerta and Carranza re quests that representatives be ap pointed to confer with them this week as to a basis upon which the whole Mexican trouble may be settled." Carranza Refuses to Quit WASHINGTON, May 4.?Gen. Car ranza toady formally declined the sug gestion of the mediators that Consti tutionalists cease hostilities pending a conference on the Mexican situation. Constitutlnallst Gives Reason. EL PASO, Tex., May 4.?Gen Car ranza's reply to the request of the mediators in American and Mexican affairs for an armistice and confer ence. in part, follows: "To suspend hostilities would only Inure to the benefit of Hu erta in the civil war that is now going on between the usurper and the Constitutionalist army under my command, so I cannot accept the armistice which you propose." Funston Now Supreme. VERA CRUZ. May 4?The Governor ship of Vera Crux has been handed over by Robert J. Kerr, the Philadel phia and Mexico City lawyer, desig nated as hea dof the civil government by Admiral Fletcher, to Gen. Funston. who will handle everything In accord ance with the requirements of martial law. Mexicans Want Funston to Control. VERA CRUZ, Mex., May 4?Farmers and others in the vicinity are anxious to have Gen. Funston extend the lim its of the territory over which the Americans have charge. The satis faction of the people within Vera Cruz .over the order maintained in the city And the increased security of life and property is spreading, and having a wonderful effect. Farmers who take their products to the city find a ready market and cash from the American troops and ships. Mexicans Try to Destroy Water Works. WASHINGTON. May 4.?A detach ment of several hundred Mexican Fed eral troops advanced upon the water works of Vera Cruz yesterday and at tempted to destroy the water supply of the city, according to a report re ceived from Gen. Funston. A few scattered shots were fired at the troops who are guarding the water works, and the shots were returned. No one was killed or injured. How Saturday's Fight Started. VERA CRUZ. May 4. ?Saturday's brush for the possession of the water works was begun by a Mexican lieu tenant and a non-commissioned offi cer bearing a white flag. The lieutenant presented a note to the American officer at the water works demanding "their position at the works in ten minutes.' * Major Russell, commanding the American troops at that place replied: "Hurry right back and do not waste any of the time your com manding officer has stipulated." The firing began a few minutes after THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximnm?61. Minimum?33. Clear. ONE SHEEP CREEK MILL BUILDING UP ?+? With the exception of the rlvettlng, which was begun Saturday, the steel erection is completed ou the coarse ore crushing plant of tho Alaska Gas tlneau Mining company's great ore reduction works at Sheep creek. The structure is located at an elevation of 700 feet above the water of Gastlneau channel. It is 100 feet square and rises to a height of 130 feet above its con crete foundations. Thomas McCurnin. who was sent out by the Kansas City Structural Steel company to take charge of the erecting, has his crew doing great team work, and will soon be finished with this part of the plant. C. E. Brouffo is in charge of the enlre mill construction and now has the forms set for the pouring of con crete for the foundations of the line crushing plant. This will be an im mense building erected at an elevation 1 of 272 feet above the sea and 400 feet from the ore pocket which is almost directly beneath the coarse crushing plant. It will be 360 feet In length. 75 feet wide, and rise to a height of 160 feet. The concentrating plant will be im mediately adjoining the fine crush ing plant and the forms for the foun dation are also being set for this building. It will also be a very large structure, 405 feet long, 130 feet wide and 50 feet high. All told it requires 3.000 tons of structural steel for the three build ings and 15.000 cubic yards of con crete for the foundations. Tho steel is already shipped for the enitre works and more than half of it is on the ground. It is anticipated that there will be no loss of time and that the buildings will be finished early in the summer. The ore pocket which is being hewn out in the mountain will have storage capacity for 7,500 tons of ore. It is being connected with the coarse crush ing plant by an up-raise which will be fitted with ore chutes. It is already connected with the fine crushing plant with an inclined tunnel through which it is intended to operate immense ore conveyor' belts. Mr. Brouffe says that the ore reduc tion works now being erected at Sheep creek will be one of the best in the United States. The same idea dom inating al lof the mills on Col. D. C. Jacflkling's properties is being worked out here. There are no stamps. All of the crushing is done by a system of rolls and jaw crushers. From the time the ore strikes the tipples at the top of the coarse crushing plant until it emerges from the concentrators it is handled automatically. It is estimated that there will be 100 tons of concen trates from each day's run of 6.000 tons of ore. ^ I ^ ? TAKU RAILWAY CO. FILES ARTICLES ?+? The '"aku Railway and Navigation company, a Washington State corpor ation. Saturday filed articles of in corporation with Territorial Secretary Charles E. Davidson. Willis B. Herr.! Frank S. Bayley and Worrall Wilson, all of Seattle, are the incorporators. The capital stock is named as $300, 000. The object is to build a railway from Taku Inlet to the Canadian boun dary line to connect with the Atlin Railway company's proposed line. W. S. Bayless of the firm of Shackleford & Bayless, Juneau, is named as Alas ka agent. wards, but after a few volleys the Mex icans retired. American Dead Returning. WASHINGTON, May 4? Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels announc ed today that the seventeen American dead resulting from the fighting at Vera Cruz will be returned to New York on the armored cruiser Montana. The Montana will be escorted from the Delaware breakwater by three Drcadnaughts. O'Shaughnessy Returning. WASHINGTON, May 4.?Secretary of State William J. Bryan announced yesterday that Nelson O'Shaughnessy is on his way home and will arrive in Washington Thursday. Garrison Wants State Troops With drawn. WASHINGTON, May 4?Secretary of War Llndley M. Garrison yester day telegraphed Gov. O. B. Colquitt, of Texas, offering to send regular in fantry troops to Brownsville if the Governor would withdraw the State militia now stationed on the border. Montana Sails. VERA CRUZ, Mex., May 4.?The ar mored cruiser Montana sailed this morning with the bodies of the Ameri cans killed at Vera Cruz. All the for eign ships in the harbor, including tho British. French, German and Spanish, Joined in doing honor to the dead as the big cruiser steamed slowly out of the harbor. There are 17 bodies on board. NIGHT CREW BEGINS. Tonight a full strength night force will be put to work pouring concrete on the big impounding dam at Salmon creek. FOUND?Watch and fob. Inquire at Empire office. 5-2-2t. COAST BUSINESS MEN GOMING TO ALASKA SEATTLE, May 4.?ProBldent H. F. Alexander, of the Pacific-Navigation company, ha8 invited 200 representa tive business men of Seattle, Tacoma and Portland to visit Alaska as his guests, and already many of them have accepted. The excursion will take passage on tho Admiral Sampson, sail ing from Scattlo May 15th. Gov. J. F. A. Strong, of Alaska, and Gov. Ern est Lister, of Washington, will be among tho guests. Another Excursion Also. Herbert Howard, of Seattle, who is at tho Alaskan hotel, received a letter Satnrday from F. S. Harmon, of Ta coma, head of tho F. S. Harmon and company, the furniture manufacturers, that he was leaving with an excursion of business mon that would leave Ta coma for Alaska May 5th. SITKA FIRE BURNS VALUABLE RECORDS Priceless volumes and manuscripts bearing on the early history of Alas ka and many valuable oil paintings were destroyed with the burning of the historic government warehouso In Sitka on April 25, according to Rev. Father George Sorgius Kostrometin off who is now in Juneau and a guest of the Occidental hotel. "These volumes were gathered to gether." said Father Kostromctinotf, "by the Rev. Father Anthony, who was commissioned to do the work by Gov. John G. Brady. For two years he searched over -St. Petersburg, Kief, Moscow and other places, collecting rare books dealing with tho early oc cupation of Alaska by the Russians and gathered also many valuable man uscripts which had not yet been placed in print. The entire collection was stored in tho government ware house and a largo portion of it was left there from tho time that Gov. H. B. Hoggat moved the capital from Sit ka to Juneau. There are no dupli cates of the burned documents and the loss is th^Vefore irretreivable. I no oil pauuings were rare woriu of art, some of which were on exhibi tion at the Alaska Yukon exposition in Seattle in 1909. These, too, arc a total loss." Much of the history collected by Rev. Father Anthony had been translated from the Russian into Ecgllsh by Wa bakoff. and Father Kostrometlnoff cat alogued it all. History of Warehouse. The ware house that was destroyed through the careless flnging of a light ed cigar, has itself a very interesting history. It was built in 1852, during the administration of Gov. Adolph Et olin. With the transfer of Alaska to the United States, in 1867, it contin ued to serve in the same capacity. It was a large two-story structure and has been one of tho show places for tourists. It was built of hewn logs. Is Called to New York Archbishop Platon, head of tho Greek church in America, has been recalled to become Archbishop of Klsh eneff in Basaraibia, Southern Rusia, near the Persian border. Bishop Al exander of New York, has been placed in temporary charge of the Church's fTairs in America. Rev. Father George Serglus Kostrometlnoff, of the Greek Catholic Church in Sitka, has been called to New York, where he will be in conference with Bishop Alexander over church affairs In Alaskn. Father Kostrimetinoff arrived in Ju neau on the last tri? of the Georgia and will take passage on the Spokane for the South enroutc to New York. He hopes to return about the last of June. Speaking of his Journey Father Kos trometinofT said: "I have been called to New York on account of the change in tho administration of church affairs in America. The recall of Archbishop Platon has placed the burden tempo rarily on Bishop Alexander, who con templated coming to Alaska this year. In fact arrangements had been made for him to meet a revnue cutter at Unalaska in June. This journey will of necessity now have to be abandoned by him. I have been called to meet him in conference in New York." MASONS, ATTENTION. Called communication of Mt. Juneau Lodge, No. 147, P. & A. M., Monday evening. May 4, 8 o'clock. Odd Fellows' hall. Work in the E. A. degree. Visit ing brethren cordlaly invited. By or der W.M. E. D. BEATT1E, Secy. AT THE ALASKAN: Mrs. George McGee, Mrs. E. T. McBrien, Skagway; John Barnstcn, i eter Mattson, J. W. Everett, Seattle; C. A. Mowbrey, Whltehorse; B. Nor am. Treadwell; George Caltanach, Sl renton; F. Taylor, Portland. NEW WHARF FOR LATOUCHE. G. Nordqulst, a contractor, is aboard the Northwestern with a building crew enroute to LaTouche where they are to construct a new wharf. A BARGAIN. A new two-room house, furnished, for $500. Lot 50 x 100, good location. A. Stedman, Juneau. 5-2-2t. FOP. SALE ? New four-room and j bath, strictly modern bungalow; at tractive and convenient, built in fea tures. This is one of the best buys in the "city. Inuire Chester Murphy, Casey and Shatuck addition. 5-2-6t. Just arrived?fresh Augustine & Ky I er's chocolates, made April 20th. Ju neau Drug Co. Telephone your order, phone 250. 4-28-tf. FOR SALE?18-ft. gasoline launch, ! 6^ h. p.. Palmer engine. One year old; good condition. V. N. Dupuy, at I Sheep creek. 5-4-6L jOLNEY TO HEAD RESERVE BANK BOARD OLNEY TO HEAD ... IsunaaFy.d vh WASHINGTON, May 4. ? Former Secretary, of State Richard Olney, of Boston, has been selected to bo gov ernor o ftAo regional reserve banking board, and Paul Warburg, of New York, will bo one of the members, i Richard Olney served sb Attorney General and Secretary of Stato In the Cabinet of the late President Grover Cleveland. Warburg was formerly tho banking houso of Kuhn, Loeb and Company. Olney Refuses to Talk. BOSTON, May 4.?When notified of his selection as governor of the reserve bnnking board, Richard Olney only smiled and refused to say whether ho! would accept or decline. FAMOUS FIGHT REFEREE'S WIFE COMMITS SUICIDE SAN FRANCISCO, May 4. ? Mrs. Graney, wife of Eddie Graney, tho fa mous prize flght referee, committed suicide here last night. GEN. SICKLES DIES AT NEW YORK HOME NEW YORK. May 4.?Gen. Daniel E. Sickles died here last night. His estranged wife and son wero at the bedside. NEGRO BOY DIGS UP $100,000-DIAMOND NECKLACE SAN FRANCISCO, May 4. ? Law Fields, a Negro circus roustabout, got Into a dispute with a fellow worker at Berkeley and was arrested Satur day. He was searched at police head quarters and a rope of diamonds worth $100,000, owned by Mrs. Frank G. Ho gan, of Passadena, Calif., was found. He had picked the gems up out of the sawdust In a the circus tent a week ago. + ? MARINE NOTE8 ? + The Alameda Is expected to arrive from the Westward Southbound about midnight tonight. The Georgia leaves for Sitka at mid night. The Spokane is expected to arrive at the Island from the South at 6 o' clock this afternoon. .The J?Serseu sailing from Seattle last night should arrive in Juneau Wed nesday night or Thursday morning. The Al-Ki, sailing from Seattle to j night, is expected to arrive In Juneau Saturday. The Humboldt will be due to arrive from the South Saturday. The Mariposa, sailing from Seattle Wednesday, should arrive Saturday. The Admiral Sampson Is expected from the Westward Sunday. The Northwestern arrived from the South this morning enroute to the Westward. The Princess May sailed South yes terday morning. The Dolphin sailed South last night. C. W. YOUNG TIGERS TURN OUT AND WORK ON GROUNDS ?+? The Tigers scratched gravel yester day?that Is they were out smoothing up the diamond of the new baseball grounds in Last Chance basin. The whole C. W. Young Co. working force was out strong and put the greater necessary to place the grounds and part of the day doing things that were grandstand in a comfortable state. LEAVING ON MAY. - ?+? The PrinceBS May, sailing for the South at 7 o'clock yesterday morning, took the following passengers from Juneau: B. Norum, D. L. Close, R. F. Dravoy, William Rugg, E. Wish, L. E. Titus, F. Ward, E. M. Perry, P. Casse meter, Joe Gedds, N. Luuckuse, S. Tendekow. YOU CAN GET IN. The dirt and debris is now pretty well cleared away on Second avenue you will feet that you get in right When you got in we will take your order and when you get in to the suit and you can get in to see thoso now spring and summer woolens. F. WOLLAND, Merchant Tailor. LEAVING FOR WESTWARD. The Northwestern, leaving for the Westward, will take the following from Juneau: For Skagway?Theodore Mohr, C. E. Talbott, C. E. Reynolds and wife, John Henderson, G. Oliver and wife, Mrs. Daniel Kennedy; for Cordova ? Walter Mossing; for La Touche?J. McDonald; for Seward ? John Bobeck, Kadke, C. J. Sullivan, F. E. Parsons. P. H. Allen. SAY OLD GRAVES ARE BEING DISTURBED Some Indians called on U. S. Com missioner J. B. Marshall tris morning and complained that old Indian graves In the Gold Belt addition wero being disturbed by people making excava tions for new houses. Commissioner Marshall is investigating tho matter. WHEN THE DOCTOR SEES YOU bring a prescription to this pharmacy, he knows that his efforts will not be . thwiirted either by poor drugs or in accurate compounding. We have a reputation among physicians for per feet prescription work. You can take their opinion as authoritative and 1 bring your prescriptions here to be filled. "There's a Reason." Phone 3 Doran's Prescription Pharmacy. 4-24-tl * NO MORE FIRE ARMS FOR COLORADO TRINIDAD, Colo., May 4. ? Major Hoi brook, commanding the Federal troops In Colorado, has ordered the dis continuance of the lnprotatlou of fire arms Into the State of Colorado of all kinds and descriptions except for the use of the Federal troops. Mllltla and Guards Cause Death. TRINIDAD, Colo., May 4?The cor oner's Jury which conducted an In quest over the victims of the fire which destroyed the tent colony at Ludlow found that tho fire was started by the militia or the mine guards or both. LOCAL CAMP FIRE GIRLS HAVE FINAL REHEARSAL The final full rehearsal for the Camp Fire entertainment to be given In Klks' hall next Friday evening at 8 o'clock was held Saturday afternoon. The Bluebirds sang their star songs and flower songs. A new atractlon will be the Toy Symphony, by Hayden, which will be performed In Juneau for the first time by the Camp Fire orchestra, under the leadership of their guardian. Miss Edith Kempthorne. The drum trum pet, nightingale, rattle, quail, triangle, bells and cuckoo and two vIolinB will be played by Helen Troy, Anne Mc Laughlin. Anna Dudley, Reginia l-'p teyn, Georgia Caro, Hazel Jaegei, Mar garet Dudley, Suzanne McLnughllD, Mrs. SlmpkinB and Mr. Wllhs Novell The two latter have kindly prjniiped their services for the occasion. Tickets arc to be obtained at Barra gar's and Nelson's stores. Tho box plan will be placed at the P. O. store tomorrow. Saturday nftcrnoon Anne and Rose McLaughlin, Gertrude Nelson, Madge Case, Florence Larson, Hazel Jaeger, Regina Epsteyn, Cordelia Davis and Margaret Dudley were awarded their silver wings, having fulfilled the re quirements necessary for the first rank of wood gatherers. Friday evening b cnierunnmeni win, bo the first appearance of the Camp Fire Girls and Bluebirds in public, and those interested are hoping that the public will give the splendid organi zation a pacekd house. JEFFERSON SAILS WITH PASSENGERS FOR JUNEAU SEATTLE, May 4?Tho Jefferson sailed last night with the following passenger list for Gastineau channel cities: For Juneau?H. H. Wolfe, E. B. Han ley, Louise Wickstrom, Amos Graf fins, G. W. Hcllrick, H. Moscr. C. E. Robinson, W. H. Irving, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. and Eugene Quist, P. A. Mit chell, Miss G. Westnes8, S. C. Conrad, C. R. Brophy, Mrs. T. B. Thompson, Mrs. C. Barbour, Miss K. Bellch, D. J. Belich, Peter Petrivich and seven steerage. For Douglas?Miss E. Eggan, Mrs. R. Fagau, Albert Anderson and two steerage. WOMEN SUFFRAGE MEETINGS OCCUR IN MANY CITIES WASHINGTON, May 4.?The series of women's suffrage meetings held in various cities of the United States Saturday were well attended and made a marked impression on tho people of the East. Monster meetings were hold in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chicago and other cities. The most important meeting of them all, probably, was that held at Carne gie hall In New York, where Senator John F. Shafroth, of Colorado, was the principal speaker. Taft Family Divides. HARTFORD, Conn., May 4. ? The Taft family divided on the woman suff rage question when Miss Helen Taft, daughter of the former President, joined a woman suffrage club at this place. Her mother recently became affiliated with the women's anti-sult rage organization. CHICAGO MURDERER GOES TO PENITENTIARY FOR LIFE CHICAGO, May 4.?A sentence of imprisonment for life for tho murder of Mrs. Emma Kraft, of Cincinnati, a widow, was imposed upon John B. Koetters, by Judge McDonald, Satur day. THIS IS THE DAY OF EFFICIENCY. It is only the efficient man or woman who is wanted. Our actions and the quality of our work depend altogther upon our health. In order to be 100% efficient you must have 100% health. Have you? Let us help you. The Great Home Remedy?"Succus Herb al" made from pure selected herbs and roots?will improve your health, purify your blood and drive away that tired feeling, which comes with the spring. Made only by JUNEAU DRUG CO., phone 250. 4-28-tf. HOSPITAL NOTES. Louis Moe, who was brought to St. Ann's hospital from Jualin with a bro . ken leg, is reported to be getting along fine. Willinm Gilmour has recovered sufR cinetly to travel and will leave for the , South on the Alameda tonight. I have received a small, but very choice, shipment of hair goods, com taining some exceptionally fine shades i in long hair for switches. To those who have been waiting 1 i would suggest an inspection at once ? MRS. ALBERT BERRY, the Vogue | 8hop, opp. Orpheum. ? M.W.&P. Typewriters for rent. See W. H t Case. 3-17-tf. SUFFRAGETTES DESTROY HENRY JAMES PORTRAIT LONDON, May 4.?The portrait of Henry James, the American writer, hy John Singer Sargent, hanging in the royal academy, was ruined by a suffragette using a butchers' cleaver. DUKE OF ARGYLL DIES ON ISLE OF WIGHT ??? CO WES, Isle of Wight, May 4.? The Duke of Argyll died here early Sun day morning, aged 69 years. John Douglas Sutherland Campbell, born in 184C, succeeded to the Dutchy of Argyll In 1900. Ho will be succeed ed by Lord Archibald Campbell. The Dutchy of Argyll was establish ed as a Scottish title In 1701, and was given an imperial title in 1892. JUALIN TO ESTABLISH WIRELESS COMMUTATION The Jualin mine wireless station will be restored to a working condi tion at once so that reliable commun ication may be established between that place and Juneau, according to Manager- A. E. Nadeau of that com pany, who is in Juneau. "Work at the Jualin mine is pro gressing satisfactorily," said Mr. Na deau. "The pumping out of the mino began last Monday, April 27, and the mine will be dry by May 10th." PIONEER CONGRESSMAN DIES AT PORTLAND PORTLAND, Oro., May 4.?Rufuu Mallory, an Oregon pioneer, who was elected to Congress in 1866, died here Saturday. DIRIGO RUNS ASHORE ?PUTS BACK TO SEATTLE SEATTLE, May 4?The Bteamer Dir igo, which sailed Saturday for Sew ard to take the Dora's run, went ashore on Whidby Island. She was hauled off last night, and returned here tor a survey. If she shall prove to be uninjured she will proceed to Seward tonight. The Dirigo has a cargo for South eastern canneries on board. CORDOVA BRINGS STEEL, CEMENT AND LUMBER The Cordova arrived from the South at 5 o'clock yesterday morning. She brought 400 tons of cement for the Alaska Gastineau Mining com pany's Salmon creek dam, and lumber for Charles Goldstein which is being discharged at Juneau. She also brounght a heavy consignment of structural steel for the big ore re duction works at Sheep creek. NORTHWESTERN BROUGHT STEEL FOR SHEEP CREEK Beside the general merchandise brought for Juneau the Northwestern brought 240 tons of freight for the Al aska Gastineau Mining company to be delivered at Sheep creek. A large part of the consignment consists of structural steel for the ore reduction plant. JUNEAU THEATRE. Second and Seward. ?+? For Monday and Tuesday evenings tho Juneau theatre ofTers the follow ing bill: "Single-Handed Jim." A thrilling tale of Western life 20 years ago. "The Higher Justice," a stirring drama of life's contrasts, by Frank Halsey. "Marie Roma," a tale of the Ven detta. Great Italian tragedy of love and Romance. Good music; two shows nightly? 7:30 and 9 o'clock. Admission 25c; children, 10c. LEAVING ON DOLPHIN. The Dolphin, learlng for the South last night, took the following from Juneau: For Seattle?F. M. House, F. Collier and wife; for Petersburg?Mrs. O. I.ystad, A. Knutson; for Ketchikan \ ?G. A. Vingar, and J. C. Black. MARIPOSA SOLD OUT. ?+? Every available inch of space was sold out on the Mariposa at the time the Northwestern sailed from Seattle on Saturday. Cook Inlet is the destin ation of the greater number of the pas sengers. She will leavo Seattle to morrow and arrive in Juneau Friday. RAYMOND MILLER BETTER. Raymond Miller, who has been very ill with typhoid fever, is reported to . be very much better. It Is believed : that the crisis is passed and that he will surely recover. DRAMATIC SOCIETY TO MEET. There will be an imporant meeting of the dramatic society in the base . inent of the Episcopal church this eve , ning at 7:30 o'clock sharp. All those Liking part in the play "The Man from , Home," are requested to be present promptly, without fall. ONE SUNDAY DRUNK. One Sunday drunk was this morning fined $5 by Municipal Magistrate E. W. Pettit, but sentence was suspend ed during good behavior. Dalton Transportation Boss and Seward Headquarters WASHINGTON, May 4.?Jack Dal ton will probably be master of trans portation for the Alaska railway board of engineers. He Is here In confer ence with William C. Edes and Lieut. Frederick Mears, assisting them In mapping out their transportation needs. Seward to Be Headquarters. The board has decided to establish headquarters at Seward instead of Val dez as was announced at first as the first base of operations. "We have to go somewhere where we can get board and lodging, and Seward seems to meet the need better than any other place," said Edes. First Work from Fairbanks. "Our first work," said Mears, "will be from Fairbanks. Wo plan to put our first large locating party In the field from there. It will work along the Tanana valley, thence down tho Susitna valley, thence-'g Susltna. We propose to get that party in the field at the earliest possible moment, but Mr. Edes and I will go to Seward and establish headquarters there." "I expect to start for Seattle," con tinued Lieut. Mears, "sometime during the coming week." Rlggs to Be Connected with Board. Thomas Rlggs, Jr., long connected with the Alaska boundary survey and erstwhile candidate for tho office of Governor of Alaska, has been consult ing with the board, and giving It tho benefit of his experiences In Alaska. It is probable that he will become a member of the organization. RECOVERING BODIES FROM WRECKED VIRGINIA MINE ECLES, W. Va... May 4.?Ninety-six bodies have been recovered from the mine of the New River Colierles com pany mine in which the explosion oc curred. FIRE IN VALPARAISO KILLS FIFTY PER80NS VALPARAISO, Chile, May 4.?Fifty persons were killed yesterday In a fire in the commercial section of the city. COSTA RICA HAS BRAND NEW PRESIDENT TODAY WASHINGTON, May 4.?Alfred Gon zales was chosen President of the Re public of Costa Rica by the Congress of that country yesterday. LADY PAGET DIES IN LONDON. LONDON, May 4.?Lady Paget died here last night. Catholic Bishop Drops Dead. MEXICO CITY, May 4.?The Right Rev. Manuel Rivera, the Roman Cath olic Bishop of Quertao, dropped dead yesterday while driving in an auto mobile in an American parade. JUNEAU THEATRE HAS SUCCESSFUL OPENING Juneau theatre, the latest amuse ment place in Juneau, for formally op ened last Saturday evening and the place was comfortably filled. In addi tion to the regular program of choice movies some very good vocal selec tions were interspersed and greatly ap preciated. The orchestra, consisting of several pieces was also an Innova tion that greatly pleased the patrons. The Juneau theatre is one ot the best arranged play houses in A'acska and is built to accommodate legiti mate productions as well as photo plays. A local stock company is now working on a play for the near future and arrangements have been made to book several traveling companies from the States. There is every indication that the Juneau will havo a successful career. FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD ? For information as to whereabouts of George Banese; aged about 36 years; 5 ft. 8 in. high; 158 pounds weight; dark compclxion; hair and eyes dark; eye slightly cocked; occupation, car penter; wearing black broadcloth suit when last seen; Greek nationality, speaking broken English. Leave in formation at police department Juneau or Douglas.?John Valeson. 4-30-6t. GOOD PICTURES?Grand Theatre. The program for tonight's show aro all interesting pictures: ! "Counterfeiter," a two-reel Kay Bee feature?searet service production? and some big fights with the Indians. Gaumont Weekly?Interesting events from all parts of the world. "Brother Love," American drama, always good. "Wrong Flat," Solax comedy. Entire change tomorrow. NORTHWESTERN ARRIVALS. The Northwestern arrived from the South at 5 o'clock this morning, bring ing 160 tons of general merchandise for Juneau and the following passen gers: J. A. Bergsland, E. Nystrom, F. E. Sargent, M. A. Lavenik, Miss Lola Hinklc, J. G. Olson, Mao Miller, Merio Gomez, S. H. Trinsta, Miss Ruth Bar tels, and 15 second class. JAP HEARING WEDNESDAY. H. Yamaguchi and K. Yamashita, ac cused of the murder of T. Kajlta at Chatham a few days ago, will have a preliminary hearing in the commlsion crs' court Wednesday. Galvanizing done by G. Roene, Sans Soucci Bldg., Douglas.