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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 461. JUNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 1914. ^ PRICE, TEN CENTS Villa Turns Maas Down Because He Is Traitor 1 ~ TORRKON. Max.. May 6.?Gen. Vil la, in turning down the request of Gen. Maas that he join the Federals and avenge the American occupation of Mexico, wrote: "1 know that as an accomplice you took part in the infidelity and treas on of February, 1913, which resulted in the removal of Madero from the Presidency and his death. You should know that we cannot pardon that of fense. and that it will be the cause of your ruin." Rebel Sharpshooters Effective, WASHINGTON. May t>. ? Admiral Howard, commanding the Pacific fleet of the United States navy, has report ed to the Navy Department that sharpshooters on Pidras island. Ma-j zatlan, tired all day at the FedcraL gun boat Moretes. which Is aground in | the harbor. The Federal artillery which was directed at the Rebels failed to dihlodge them. POl RING CONCRETE ON MESSERSCHMIDT BLDG. Construction was commenced this morning on the new Messerschmidt building on Second street betweea Main and Seward. The work of as sembling material has been under way for some time, the steel arriving on one of the late boats. This morn ing the concrete mixer was started and the pouring of concrete was im mediately underway. The Messerschmidt building is known as class A construction, abso lutely fireproof. The building will be steel and concrete, with metal doors and wire glass for the windows. It will be three stories and full basement. f 1, PERSONAL MENTION ? + + Judge J. R. Winn returned from Ketchikan on the Dolphin. J. L. Carlson, head of the cannery at Taku harbor, is in Juneau on busi ness. A. H. Joy. well known attorney of Ketchikan, arrived in Jur.-au on a re cent boat and will be occ jpied here on business matters for a few days. Capt. R. E. Davis of the Tee Harbor cannery, accompanied by Mrs. Davis arrive in Juneau last night and they are guests of the Hotel Cain. .Miss Ida Orenshaw took passage on the Alameda Monady for Seattle, where she will visit a month before returning to Juneau. .Mrs. George Max Esterly, wife of the well known Copper river mining man. passed through Juneau on the Alameda enroute to the States. Frank Parish, well known traveling man. returned from the Westward on the Alameda Monday. Harry Warren, the well known cat tle dealer, is returning to the States aboard the Alameda from a trip to Fairbanks and the Chisana. William Bayless, of the firm of Shackleford & Bayless, leaves for Se attle on the Spokane, sailing tonight. Rev. Father Sergius Kostrometinoff will leave on the Spokane tonight en route to New York. Mrs. H. H. Davis, of Sheep creek, will be a passenger for Seattle on the Spo kane tonight. TEE HARBOR READY FOR SALMON RUN "Up at Tee Harbor." said Capt. R. E. Davis yesterday, "we are ready for the fish any time now. We have all the trap piles driven and the cans all made and nothing to do until the sal mon begin to run. Yes, we look for a good season's pack." Capt. Davis and family, who have been in Juneau for the past few days, left last night on the cannery tender for Tee Harbor. LITTLE BOY OPERATED ON. Morgan, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Evans, underwent a double operation yesterday morning at the home of his parents. The little patient went through the ordeal manfully and is resting very comfortably today. Dr. L. O. Egginton. assisted by Dr. H. C. DeVighne, performed the operation. RUGS A big assortment of large sized rugs, and also odd sizes, are carried by the Waldron Co., Seattle. They send them on approval, also, to responsible peo ple. They specialize in rugs, at 1322 Fourth avenue, Henry Building. All inquiries willingly answered, and cuts sent. 5-5-6t. WE SAY POSITIVELY that our drugs are absolutely pure and undiluted. Our reputation as reliable druggists has been earned by supply ing only the best and purest of medi cines. Is it likely that we would spoil it by selling you anything less perfect? Well, hardly. Dorans Prescription Pharmacy. Phone 3. 5-5-tf. FINED FOR ANNOYING GIRLS. Gus Winckler. adjudged guilty of annoying girls and young women, was fined 125 by City Magistrate E. W. Pettit of the municipal court this af ternoon. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum??4. Minimum?33. Clear. BASEBALL SEASON OPENSHERESUNDAY Manager P. E. Jackson of the Ju neau baseball team announces that the first game of the season will be played at Recreation park, Last Chance basin, Juneau, next Sunday between Juneau and Treadwell. This will be good news to the fans who have been look ing forward to it ever since tho fine weather began to show. Treadwell will come over pretty strong and Mr. Jackson's men have their work cut out for them. The new baseball grounds are be ing whipped into line shape while this good weather prevails, and Incidental ly; Manager P. E. Jackson is making some progress with the team that is to hold the honor of Juneau during the coming season. All of the new boys from below are out every day now working-out and some talent that has been about town for several months is being given a try-out Mr. Jack son says the outlook is satisfactory. The team make-up can be tentatively guessed about as follows: Dugan?catcher. Ford?pitcher. Reid?first base. Mullen?second base. I.en Hurlbutt?third base. Callan?short stop. Hester?left field. Molloy?center field. McNimins?right field. This, of course, is subject to change and there are several others that will be added to the list. Positions have been found for all of the boys except Callan and he is helping out on the grounds. Hester goes to work at Sheep creek: Ford has a Job in town, land so has Reid; and Dugan will be come a Juneau policeman. Molloy will help R. W. Wulzen In survey work for a while. WELL KNOWN JUNEAU COUPLE ARE MARRIED * ? Mary Vau O- .1 Warren Fenton were united it. uarriage las tevening at the Rectory of Trinity Episcopal church. Rev. George E. Renlson offi ciating. There were no guests other than the witnesses, Mrs. A. C. Will iams and Mr. Eari B. Wilson. The bride came to Juneau some months ago from Porcupine, Ontario, Canada, and puchased the Orpheuin hotel, which she has continued to man age personally to the advantage of the public as well as the establishment. She has made many friends in Juneau. Mr. Fenton is a surveyor in the em ploy of the general land office and will soon be leaving for the Westward under F. W. Williamson In connection with government surveys in the Mat anuska coal fields and the new gov ernment railroad. He has made Ju neau his home for the past two years. DR. DEVIGHNE WILL USE HYDROPLANE Dr. H. C. DeVighne will soon be speeding over Gastineau channel's wa teds in a hydroplane when making calls on his Island patients. The new craft is practically completed and will be placed in commission within two days after the engines arrive, which were shipped on the City of Seattle yesterday. The speed boat was built under the direction of Capt. Waldo States and the machinery will also be installed by him. MANAGER FOR NEW DEPARTMENT ARRIVES ?+? C. H. Wilbur. Jr., Alaska sales man ager for the Pacific Coast Coal com pany which, like the Pacific Coast Steamship company, is a subsidiary company of the Pacific Coast company, arrived in Juneau on the last trip of the Spokane and has taken charge of the company's coal business here. Ju neau is to be his headquarters. The new arrangement will be a great help to Agent S. H. Ewing of the Pacific Coast company. In a very short time, Mr. Wilbur states, ho will introduce the new fuel article known as briuettes to the Ju neau consumers of fuel. A large fac tory for the manufacture of the bri quettes has recently been completed near Seattle. MARTIN J. O'BRIEN RETAINED FOR JAPS I Martin J. O'Brien has been retained i by H. Yamaguchi and K. Yamashita, who were yesterday bound over by 1 U. S. Commissioner J. B. Marshall to i await the action of the grand jury on the charge of having murdered T. Ka jita at Chatham on April 24. K. on I esaki and H. Akanabe, witnesses at the preliminary hearing, are also held under $500 bond to appear before the grand jury. At present they are in the Federal jail in default of the ne cessary bond money. AT ALASKAN HOTEL: B. J. GufTey, H. Howard, F. Green and wife, Seatle; F. W. Colwell, Van couver. Wash.: F. W. Power, Seward; Mrs. E. T. McBrien, Mrs. George Mc Gee, Skagway; F. Taylor, Portland; W. J. McLeod, Seward. FOUND?Watch and fob. Inquire at Empire office. 5-2-2L Typewriters for rent. See W. H Ca?e. 3-17-tf. JACK DALTON IS COMING FOR HORSES WASHINGTON. May 6.?Jack Dal ton left last night for the purposo of buying 100 horses In Idaho and Wash ington for the use of the Alaska rail road engineers. Dalton will have charge of the transportation of the sup plies for the surveying crews. Buying Instruments. WASHINGTON. May 6. ? Lieut Frederick Mears .\nd Thomas Rlggs, Jr., are In New York today purchasing surveyors' Instruments tor the use of the Alaska railroad survey parties. Headquarters at Seattle For Time. William C. Edes stated this morning that headquarters will have to be maintained for a while in Seatle. He said: "We find that we will have to main tain headquarters and offices ut Seat tle for a time, at least, and direct some of our operations from there. Just how long that will be necessary we are now unable to say." ENGLAND DEMANDS PAYMENT AT ONCE PORT AU PRINCE. Haytl, May 6.? Great Britain has demanded pay ment of $62,000 as compesation to a British subject whose sawmill was de stroyed in the recent revolution horo. An ultimatum has been delivered which expires at 6 o'clock thiB evening. +*+++*+++++++++++ * ? * YUKON NAVIGATION + * IN ONE WEEK * 4- + * Dawson, Y. T., May 6.?Nav- + 4- igation is expected to open be- + ?> tween Dawson and Lower I.a- + 4- Barge within ten days. The rlv- 4 4- er is open now from Lower La- + 4- Barge to a point 15 miles north 4 4- of Hootalinqua, and small boats 4? 4- are following the ico. 4 4- 4* 4. 4. 4. * 4. .> 4. + 4. + 4. 4. + 4. 4. .j. 4. McBRIDE MAKING SPRING CLEAN-UP ?+? Chief of Police William McBride has started a spring clean-up and says that the work will continue until all of the undesirables that come under his notice have been given blue tick ets. Yesterday William Wallace and Fred Strom were given the choice of serving in the chain gang as common "vags," or leaving the town?they are leaving. Strom says that he will go out on a tisrftng boat tonight; Wallace says he has a job promised and that he will also leave town tonight DANCE TO FOLLOW THE CAMP FIRE ENTERTAINMENT ?+? There will be a dancing party to fol low the entertainment to be given by the Camp Fire Girls, Friday evening, in Elks' hall. Prof. J. Sumpf is in chargo of the music, and a good time is assured those who attend. The proceeds from the entertain ment will augment the fund that Is being raised to meet the summer out ing of the Camp Fire Girls at Sitka. GRAND THEATRE TONIGHT Starting tonight nnd right through the summer months the doors of the Grand will open at 7:30 p. m., and tho show will start at 8 o'clock, sharp. Tonight's program is as follows: "The Bond of Brotherhood," a very interesting drama, a story of two brothers. "Her Ladyship's Page," Thanhouser drama?a romance of the long ago. "Great Events"?"The Ocean Temp est," beautiful picture, showing big waves washing over bridge in France. "Half Mile from War," scenes from the Balkan war. "An Interrupted Elopement," Majes tic comedy. Remember the doors will open at 7:30, and the first show will start at 8 o'clock. "After Darkness?Light" ? 3-reel State right feature for tomorrow. LEAVING ON SPOKANE. The following have reserved pass age on the Spokane for the South to night: For Seattle?Mrs. H. H. Da vis. Mrs. William Banks, Charles Wap pler, Father George Kostrometinotf, H. G. Verhang, William Bayless; for Petersburg?Frank Verhang. W. C. T. U. TO MEET. Meeting of the W. C. T. l). will ue held at the home of Mrs. Thompson. Thursday afternoon, May 7, at 2:30. Visitors are welcome. MRS. J. C. HYDE, Recording Secy. NOTICE TO ELKS. Regular meeting of Juneau Lodge No. 420, B. P. 0. E., tonight. Business of importance to be dealt with. There ' will be initiation. G. F .FORREST, E.R. E. C. JAMESON, Secy. WOMAN'S SOCIAL UNION. | The Women's Social Union of the | Methodist church will meet Friday at 2 p. m. at the home of Mrs. O. H. Smith on Distin avenue. Visitors wel come. FOR SALE ? Smal restaurant, cheap; doing a good business; owner going inside. E. Moore, Gen. DjI, Ju neau. 6-6-3t. ! FOR SALE?IS-ft gasoline launch, 16^4 h. p.. Palmer engine. One year | old; good condition. V. N. Dupuy, at ! Sheep crcelc. S-4-8L i HOUSE ACTS ON ALASKA TAX BILL WASHINGTON, May 6.?The House of Representatives yesterday after noon passed the bill Introduced by Delegate James Wlckersham, provid ing that Federal officers In Alaska may collect license and other taxes In Alaska provided for by the Territorial statutes. It addB poll tax collection duties to the others imposed upon the United States court commissioners In the various precincts and provides for the collection of license taxes by clerks of the court and United States marshals. The foregoing dispatch was received by The Empire yesterday, but, in some manner was lost and failed to got Into typo. The scope of tho law Is Indicated In the following report on the bill submitted by Chairman Will iam C. Houston: "The Committee on the Territor ies has had under consideration H. R. 11740, a bill to cure defects In and to validate chapters 52 and 54 of the acts of the Legislature of the Territory* of Alaska, ap- | proved by the Governor of the Territory of Alaska May 1, 1913, and for other purposes, and they recommend that the bill be amend ed by striking out all of soctlon 1 after the enacting clause, and that section 2 be added after the enacting clause as section 1, and that aB so amended the bill be rec ommended for passage. "It appears that section 2 of the organic act of Alaska, approved August 24, 1912 (37 Stat. L., 516), provides that 'No person holding a commission or appointment un der the United States shall be a member of tho legislature or shall hold any office under the govern ment of said Territory." "It also appears inai cuupier 54 of tho Territorial Session Laws, imposing a poll tax upon male persons in tho Territory, making the commissioner of each precinct ex-offlclo poll-tax collector, and providing that he shall furnish bond to the Territory and receive as compensation for such services 15 per cent, of all taxes collected. Also that chapter 52 of the Terri torial Session Laws, imposing a license tax upon trades and occu pations conducted in tho Territory and providing that the licenses shall be issued by the clerk of tho district court, who shall give bond; that such taxes shall be covered Into the Territorial treas ury; and that United States mar shals and fish commissioners, and their deputies, shall be license In spectors under the act. "Tho question^. presented is whether the" provisions of chap ters 52 and 54 imposing duties up on commissioners, clerks of the district courts, marshals, flsh com missioners, and deputies are in violation of the provisions of the organic act above quoted.' "In a letter written by Hon. J. C. McReynoIds, Attorney General of the United States, to John Rust gard, United States district attor ney, at Juneau, Alaska, after set ting out the clause in the organic act and also the clauses in chap ters 52 and 54 of the Territorial Session Laws and citing decisions of the Supreme Court of the Unit ed States, he concludes with the following paragraph; "'It follows that the legis lation in question attempts to impose official duties under the government of the Terri tory upon persons holding commissions or appointments under the United States; and in so doing it violates both the letter and the Bpirit of sec tion 11 of the organic act and to that extent Is void and of no effect.' "This letter is net out in full on pages 13, 14 and 15 of the hearings before the House Com mittee on the Territories on H. R. 11740. Said hearings contain al so a letter from the Governor of Alaska requesting that legislation be passed by Congress to cure the dilemma in which the Territory is placed by this act. "II appears mm me ouieera which the Territorial Legislature have directed to collect the taxes in Alaska can not perform such du ties because of the inhibition in the section of the organic act above referred to. It is necessary that they be empowered by act of Congress to perform these duties in order that the Territory can by said officers collect the taxes, and your committee deems it wise and economical for these officers to perform such duties, and the pass age of the bill herein recommended will enable them to do so." + + + RAYMOND MILLER IMPROVING + + . + + Reports this morning are + * that the condition of Raymond * * Miller is continually improving. + * + *+****+****+*++*+ DID I LAUGH? Well I should say so. If there was anyone failed to laugh and see those pictures at the Orpheum last night they sure missed a treat and should avail themselves of the opportunity to night to.see one of the greatest animal pictures ever brought to Alaska. This is n laugh from start to finish and will surely drive away the blues. Remcm be? this is your last chance. First show starts promptly at 7:30. Be sure and come early. Royal typewriters. See W. H. Case ?3-17-tf. ROOSEVELT HAS SUGCESSEUL TRIP ? ? PARA Brazil, Ma. 1.?Formor Pres Irent Theodore Roosevelt arrived here last night. He dcclarea that his trip had been a signal success. In telling of the exploration of 1000 allies of roaches of rlvera unkonwn heretofore by nny save Indians, ho said: "Of seven canoes with which we started live were lost In rapids. One of our men was drowned, and two oth ers, Including Kermlt, narrowly es caped death by drowning. Under the strain one man went mad. He finally murdered one of his comrades, and fled into the wilderness." INVADERS CRUCIFY MOHAMEDANS DURAZZO, Albania, May 6. ? Two | hundred and fifty Mohammedan Alban-| lans were captured by Epirote Invad ers at Harmova yesterday and cruci fied in the Orthodox church at Kodra. The Eplrotes set fire to tlio church and afterward allowed the bodies to burn. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + *?*? + + + MEDIATORS MEET MAY 18, + * + ? Washington, May 6?Through + + Secretary of State William J. 4 ? Bryan the mediators in the trou- + + hie between the United States 4* 4- and Huerta announced this 4 + morning that the first confer- + + enco will be held at Nlagra 4? + Falls, Canada, May 18th. + 4* The United States govern- 4 4- mcnt has not yet chosen its rep- 4? 4- rcsentative8 to attend the con- 4 4* ference. 4* ?j* CONGRESS MAY HONOR DEAD IN SO. AMERICA WASHINGTON, May C. ? The bill introduced by Senator George P. Mc Lean, of Connecticut, appropriating $10,000 for a memorial at Valparaiso. Chile, to the memory of the officers and men killed in the engagement at that place between the American frig ate Essex and the British ships Phoe be and Cherub in 1814, will be favor ably reported. LOOKING GOOD FOR THE WATER FRONT STREET The street committee of the city council is working on the plans for the waterfront street extending from a junction with the Pacific Coast com pany's dock along thu contour of the shore to connect with Indian street. The lines have been ordered run and the surveyors will soon have the mat ter in hand. The property owners along the street have all donated pil ing for the improvement. It is not expected that the street can be opened and the roadway built beyond the boundary of Auk village on account of opposition from the In dian property owners, who do not seem to realize the benefit their prop^ erty would derive from the opening of the street. SENATE MAY LEAVE MILEAGE ALLOWANCE IN THE LAW WASHINGTON. May 6. ? Senators are inclined to refuse concurrence in the House amendment to the legisla tive appropriation bill abolishing the 20 cents a mile mileage, and allowing [ in lieu thereof the traveling expenses j of the members and those members of I their families that are dependent upon them. It is conceded, however, that the action of the House is causing con siderable annoyance to the members of the upper house. PROPHET PREDICTS PEACE FOR EIGHTEEN YEARS ?f NEW YORK. May 6.?Prof. Will iam Probasco Francis, known as the "i.,ong Island Prophet," says that af ter August 21, this year, wars, volcanic and pestilence will cease for 18 years. He asks that Rockefeller pay him $1,000,000; James J. Hill. $50,000, and the gratified farmer $1 each for the in formation. CITY OF SEAATLE COMING. SEATTLE, May 6.?The City of Se attle sailed last night with the follow ing named passengers for Juneau: S. Guyot, Mrs. Guyot, Mrs. P. D. Turner, Oscar Duber, F. C. Hall, Miss 11. Hun ter, J. Milliard and two steerage. I have received a small. but very choice, shipment of hair goods, con taining some exceptionally fine shades In long hair for switches. To those who have been waiting I would suggest an inspection at once. MRS. ALBERT BERRY, the Vogue Shop, opp. Orpheuiqt ? M.W.&F. For Sale ? Bargain?Eighteen-foot boat, Seabright, Dory Model, clinker built, copper fastened, 2% h. p. Detroit marine engine, Schebler carburator, bronze shafting, Connecticut special marine coil, batteries and plug. Ton gal galv. tank. Ready for running? $150. Add. P. O. Box 7, Douglas.? ?5-6-3t. FOR SALE?I desire an offer for Lot 5, Block 214, Casey-Shattuck ad dition to Juneau, dry and level. Write me, making offer. Andrew Erickson, Box 51, Prince Rupert, B.C. G-68t. FOR SALE?At a bargain, 5-room house. Inquire Eikland, grey house. Casey-Shattuck Add. 5-6-6t. Galvanizing done by G. Roene, Sans Souccl Bldg., Douglas. DISARMAMENT IS STILL UNDER WAY DENVER, Colo., May 6.?Tho pro cess of (Unarming the forceB that have been engaged in the strike war in this city continues, the embargo on the importation of arms is being en forced. The Legislature is considering the whole mining situation, and it is like ly that legislation will result. Col. Lockctt Takes Command. TRINIDAD, Colo., May 5. ? Col. Lockett, of the eleventh cavalry, took command of the Federal troops In Colorado today. DEFIANCE TVBE LAUNCHED MONDAY BATH, Me., May 6.?The Defiance, contender for the honor of defending the America's cup, will be launched [here next Monday. The Defender Is being built for the trl-city syndicate, consisting of cap italists of Boston, New York and Phil adelphia. Her cost will be $75,000. The Defiance is the largest of tho three contenders, and was designed by Geo. Owen. The Resolute, being built by the Hereshoffs for the flag officers syndi cate, has been already launched. She will cost $150,000. The time for the launching of tho Vanitie, designed by William Gardner for Alexander Smith Cochran, has not been set. EDISON EMPLOYEES MAY BE SHAREHOLDERS NEW YORK, May 6.?The New York Edison Co. has a plan to allow em ployees to buy its stock somewhat similar to that of the United States Steel Corporation. A new company is to be formed exclusively of employ ees, and sums will be withheld from their weekly salaries for investment in Edison stock to be set aside by the directors. PARIS FINANCIAL CONDITIONS WEAK NEW YORK, May 6.?Paris cable says: The Bourse continues weak. The numerous causes assigned are: The Mexican situation, the health of the Austrian Emperor, fresh difficulties in Albania, the approach of our legisla tive elections, and the poor success of the Turkish loan. THE NEW YORK SUN BORROWS BIG SUM NEW YORK, May 6.?A mortgage of $565,000 has been placed by the New York Sun on its property at the southeast corner of Nassau and Frank fort streets with the Mutual Life In surance Co. Its new building will be on this corner. AUGUST BELMONT'S SON WINS DIVORCE SUIT NEW ORK, May 6.?Ethel Torralne Belmont won her separation suit against Raymond Belmont. She was allowed $100 a month alimony. GERMAN LINE TO USE PANAMA CANAL BERLIN, May 6.?The Hamburg American line has ordered two new steamers, each of 16,000 tons displace ment for the Panama canal service. JUNEAU THEATRE. Wednesday & Thursday Wednesday and Thursday the fol lowing bill will be offered: "The Mighty Hunter"?an exciting tale of a bear chase. "The Land of Dead Things"?two reel exciting story of Indian-fighting In the Bad Lands; illustrating the good traits which are often found In the most bloodthirsty savages. "The Girl Spy's Atonement"?a he roic struggle to do right when the choice lieB between love and duty. Between reels. Mrs. Falkcnsteln will sing "Peg O' My Heart," the song writ ten by Fred. Fisher, the great New York success of that name, by Hart ley Manners. Good music; admission, 25c; chil dren, 10c; two shows nightly: 7:30 and 9 o'clock. EMPEROR FRANCIS JOSEPH PROBABLY NEARING END ? VIENNA, May 6.?Emperor Francis. Joseph of Austria-Hungary is believed to be nearing the end of his eventful life. He is very ill, and gradually get ting weaker. It is feared that ho can not ll"e much longer. PRESIDENT WILSON DIVIDES PEANUTS WITH ELEPHANTS ?+? WASHINGTON, May 6.?President Woodrow Wilson attended a circus to day. He spent a good deal of time in the menagerie, munching peanuts and dividing them with the elephants. CANADIAN STEEL MAY COMPETE WITH AMERICAN OTTAWA, May 6?It was announced at this place that the Canadian steel mills expect to invade the United States market with steel rails. Funston May Extend Lines At His Pleasure WASHINGTON, May 6.?Secretary of War Lindley M. Garrison today au thorized Gen. Punston to extend his lines from Vera Cruz inland as far as "In your Judgment is It necessary." Funston Wants to Move. WASHINGTON. May 6.?It is defi nitely learned that the roads leading out from Vera Cruz have been mined by the Mexican Federals. The mines are set a half mile apart, and soldiers have been detailed to set them off when they receive orders so to do. This mining of the railroads and the fact that Mexicans are busily en gaded in throwing up defenses all the time, thus daily making their posi tions stronger, is worrying Gen. Fun ston, and, it Is understood, he would welcome orders to start for the Mex ican capital at once. Mayo Is Ready. WASHINGTON, May 6. ? Admiral Mayo, commanding the American ships at Tampico, has notilled the Navy De partment that he would have no trou ble at all in taking Tampico with the forces under his command. War Department Active. WASHINGTON, May 6?The War Department continues active in pre paring plans for further emergencies in Mexico. Instruction to National Militia. WASHINGTON, May 6?Instructions have been mailed today to militia or ganizations throughout the country cerning the possible mobilization of the National Guards of the different States. Two More Bluejackets Die. WASHINGTON, May 6. ? Admiral Badger yesterday reported two more deaths of bluejackets wounded in the fighting at Vera Cruz. Official Report on Casualties. WASHINGTON, May 6?The total American dead as the result of the fighting at Vera Cruz is 19. About 50 of the 71 wounded are still in the hos pital, according to official reports. Four were killed and 20 wounded in the first day's engagement; eight killed and 30 wounded in the second; three were killed and 24 wounded dur ing the night and morning of tho third day. One marine was killed by an Amer ican sailor who was acting as a sentry, and who nervously fired without chal lenge, during the second night after the American forces had landed. Since the fighting of the first few days three of the 74 reported wound ed have been added to the list of those killed, making the dead 19 and tho wounded 71. About 20 of those wound ed have been discharged to active ser vice again. Wounded Coming North. WASHINGTON, May 6.?The hospi tal ship Solace has been ordered to bring the Vera Cruz wounded to a cooler climate. It is believed that they will recover more quickly if far ther north. Wilson to Attend Funeral. WASHINGTON, May G?President Woodrow Wilson, Secretary of tho Navy Joscphus Daniels, and others, will leave Washington Sunday to par ticipate in the funeral services in memory of those who were killed at Vera Cruz. President to Voice Grief. WASHINGTON, May 6.?The Pres ident will give voice to the Nation's grief over the Vera Cruz dead at C., district, and his nurse, Miss Abble Government May Want Steamers. LONDON, May 6. ? Owners of 28 steamships running from Boston have been notified that their ships might be requisitioned by the government for the transport service. London Wants the Money. LONDON. May 6. ? The London Morning Post points out that, as the customs duties are pledged to Mexi co's foreign creditors, whatever du ties are collected at Vera Cruz should in equity be paid over to the bond holders through tue National Bank of Mexico for the holders of the debt, chiefly in England. Would Furnish Money at 3 Per Cent. NEW YORK, May 6.?The head of one of the largest banks in New York says that the bankers of that city stand ready to take a $100,000,000 is sue of one-year 3% treasury certifi cates should the government decide to finance a Mexican campaign in that way. ATLIN MINING MAN IS WED TO HIS NURSE CHICAGO, May 6.?Capt. James Al exander, formerly a British army offi cer, now an operator in the Atlin, B. Brooklyn navy yard Monday. Williams, were married here this morning. FORMER SEATTLE MERCHANT KILLS SELF AT 'FRISCO SAN FRANCISCO, May 6. ? J. D. Galehouse, a former Seattle merchant, is dying of a self-inflicted pistol shot wound. He was estranged from his wife, and becoming despondent, shot himself.