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VOL IV.. NO. 463. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1914. ' PRICE, TEN CENTS Congress Removes Lieut. Mears'Disqualifications WASHINGTON. May 9.?The House p;issod the bill authoriiug the -esigu meat of Lieut. Frederick Mears'to the Alaska railroad engineering com mis ?ion. Road Commission to Supplement Rail road work. SEATTLE. May 9.?Col. W. P. Rich ardson, who arrived here last night from Washington on his way to Alas' ka. said that until the routes of the proposed Alaska railroad system have been selected no new work will be un dertaken by the Alaska board of road commissioners. He said that the work of the commission in the future must be supplementary to and in support of the railroad system. FAIRBANKS IS AFTER DEMOCRATIC CON VENTION There are a number of reasous why the Democratic territorial convention should be held in Fairbanks this year. The chief reason, in the opinion of the Times, is that the coast towns are not to be relied upon for satisfactory results. Both of the old parties have tried them, and always with the same result. With the Republicans, it was a case of too much boss rule, and with the Democrats, lack of harmony has interfered seriously with the proceed ings. It is time Fairbanks&ns were given an opportunty toi conduct a really suc cessful convention ? a convention which will be a credit both to the town and to the party which holds it. The Fourth division Is a power in Territorial politics, having a vote nearly twice as great as that of any other division, and it is time we re ceived recognition. We trust that the Tanana Valley Democratic club will insist upon hold ing the convention here, and in its efTort to secure the gathering of dele gates the local organization should have the support of every camp In Interior Alaska.?Fairbanks Times. ALASKA GETS SPACE IN MINERS' BUILDING WASHINGTON, May 9.?Upon the rocommeudation of Gov. J. F. A. Strong, of Alaska, there will be no di vision of the mining exhibit at the San Francisco exposition, but 5,000 square feet of the mines building will bo al lotted by the government to Alaska. COUNCIL DISCUSSES STREET IMPROVEMENTS At an informal discussion among the council members at the close of the business of last night's special session it was practically agreed to call for bids for the widening of lower Front street. Another interesting discussion was had over the new waterfront street which is to lead from the junction of Main street on the Pacific Coast dock to Indian street. It is the intention to call thies new thoroughfare Wil loughby avenue in honor of the late Dick Wllloughby one of Juneau's early pioneers. + * MARINE NOTES I 4 ? The Admiral Evans will arrive from the Westward Southbound early tomor row morning. The Humboldt, arriving from the South this morning will sail South at 8:30 tomorrow morning. The City of Seattle, arriving from the South this morning, is scheduled to sail South from Juneau tomorrow night. The Matiposu will arri%-e from the South tonight at 8:30. The Al-Ki is scheduled to si I South tonight at 6 o'clock. The Northwestern ,'s v. ipocted to ar rive from the Westward Monday. The Georgia sails for Sitka tomor row night at midnight. The Seward left Seattle yesterday. The Alameda sails from Seattle Tuesday. The Princess May leaves Vancouver today. The Dolphin leaves Seattle today. PERSONAL MENTION ?+? Dave Terwilliger arrived home from Ketchikan on the Jefferson. Robert Bell, the well known Excur sion Inlet cannery man. arrived in Ju neau on the tender Mercury today. LEAVING ON MARIPOSA. The following have booked passage on the Mariposa for the Westward: For Skagway ? Mrs. George Magee. Mrs. E. T. McBrien; for Valdez?G. Baldwin; E. S. Bruner. M. Nichols and wife. O. Thorson. J. P. Stewart: for Seward?E. S. Hewitt. E. B. Wilson, J. F. Warner. Harry Wickert. Cora Wickert. M. J. McLeod. L. N. Gordon. Don't work yourself to death. Spend a pleasant evening with the boys at Burford's. 2-16-tf. THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m.: Maximum?62. Minimum?14. Clear. j AGAINST INVISIBLE ! PROPERTY TAX ? The Juneau city council last night ' in special session decided that stocks, bonds and other invisible property ' would not be assessed for municipal ? taxes. City Assessor J. A. McKanna ' was uncertain as to whether or not he ' should assess this class property and 1 asked Mayor John Reck for advice and the matter hence the council was called in special scssioii to act on the matter. Awarded to Worthen Mills. The Worthen Mills was awarded the contract for furnishing the city of Juneau with lumber for the next 12 months. The bid calls for the delivery of spruce lumber at $14 per thousand feet board measure and Pugct Sound flr at $15.25 per thousand feet board measure. Other Matters. The bor jf City Treasurer B. M. Behreuds ..ere approved. Mayor lteck ordered that bonds be furnished by both the city clrek and the city wharfinger. A BETTER REMEDY . THAN NASTY SALTS Few people like to take physic, es pecially salts, because they are so dis agreeable to take and because of the griping and pains they cause. Rexall Orderlies enable you to take less phys ic. and all without griping, purging or excessive looseness Salts and harsh physics usualy give only temporary re lief and often leave the bowels worse off than before. Rexall Orderlies move the bowels promptly, and soothe, tone and strengthen the intestinal muscles, leaving them healthy and regular in action. They taste like candy, and the movement they cause is as easy and natural as though your bowels were in perfect health and you never had to take any physic at all. We have so much faith in Rexall Orderlies that wo urge you to try them with the under standing that, If they do not satisfy you in every way. -.11 you have to do to get your money back is to tell us. We honestly believe them to be the best bowel remedy made. In vest pocket tin boxes; 10c, 25c, 50c. You can buy Rexall Orderlies only at The Rexall Stores, and in this town only of us.?Wm. Britt. Druggist, Ju neau and Skagway. "THE MAN FROM HOME" WILL ATTRACT MANY ?+? A great deal of interest is being taken in the play which is to be given at the new Juneau theatre next Wed nesday night under the auspices of the Ladies' Guild of Trinity Episcopal church. Booth Tarkinton's popular four-act comedy. "The Man From Home" will be presented. Those who have seen the play declares it to be one of the most churmirg productions ever witnessed, and the very best dra matic talent has been secured in order that the people may be given a worthy presentation of the famous play. Reserved seats may be secured at the Postotlice store on Monday morn ing, and general admission tickets will be on sale at Burford's, the Hotel Cain, Alaskan hotel and Occidental hotel. "THE INVADERS"?Three-Reel Fea ture?Grand Theatre. The big. exciting. Indian . ir pro duction la a strong jui from the history of Custer's ~ast. Stand. This feature drama is a thriller. You all know Custer's Indian war history; this is the most important and the in teresting part of Gen. Custer's fights. You cannot afford to misS it. "The Thief," a strong Solax drama. You have something to learn from this picture. "The Pretty Girl in Lower Five," a good Thanhouser comedy. A good show tonight. HUMBLODT ARRIVALS. The Humboldt, arriving from the South this morning, brought the fol lowing passengers for Juneau: From Seattle?F. G. Backner, Mrs. H. Lar sen. Mrs. C. K. Anderson, J. Reid, T. Mair, C. Martino, P. Carnilo, C. Car nilo. L. Shelby, F. Bishop, P. Otness, and ten second class; from Ketchikan ?Mrs. Ora McKin, George S. Murphy, Mrs. B. Stedman, Marshal H. L. Faulk ner and ten prisoners. MINING CLAIM PATENTS HERE The local land office is in receipt of patents for five lode mining claims for the Three Men Mining company in the Valdez district. Patents are also here for the own ers. known as the Mansfield Mining company, of eight lode mining claims near Lemon creek. KATALLA COMPANY PATENTS. Two patents are in the local land office for the Katalla company granting title to two soldiers' additional home stead filings, one for a tract of 40 acres, and the other for a tract of 60 acres, all of which is in the vicinity of Eyak lake. ELKS TO ATTEND FUNERAL. Members of Juneau Lodge No. 420, B. P. O. E.. will meetin Elks' Club tomorrow at 1 p. m. for the purpose of attending the funeral of Raymond Miller. Have some fun! Tickle the ivories at Burford's. 2-16-t?. I CAMP FIRE GIRLS GIVE GOOD SHOW A large audience was present In Elks' hall last night- to witness the tlrst public performance of the cere monies of the first" camp fire" by the Juneau Camp Fire Girls and their affil iated sisters, the Juniors and Bluo birds. The entertainment was In many respects a pleasing rovalatlon to the greater number of those present. It brought out the procepts and teach ings of the organization in a marked degree beside being Instructive was highly entertaining, reflecting great credit on Miss Kempthorne who organ ized the affiliated societies and con ducted the performances of last eve ning. Miss Kempthorne, guardian of the organization, delivering a very interest ing address setting forth the aim of the affiliated societies, and the work that was hoped to be accomplished in betteriug conditions under which girls grow into womanhood, laying consid erable emphasis on the present Ill equipped schools and the great need of providing gymnasiums, swimming tanks and other adjuncts for health giving exercise. A very attractive feature of the en tertainment was the folk dances of the Camp Fire Girls In the camp fire scene. The girls were trained espe cially for this occasion by Miss Le vina \Vill8on, and they fully appreciat ed the value of having one with them who Is so willing to train them In these charming dances. Each little actress performed her part In an artistic manner, that betok ened conscientious training, and each number was warmly received. iuc iu) o>iiipnuii, uuuyu, iiiu HIoi musical number, was presented by the following members of the Camp Fire: Suzanne McLaughlin, Anna Dudley, Mercury and followed by others as fol Georgia Caro, Anne McLaughlin, Ha zel Jaeger, Helen Troy; assisted by Mr. Samuel Shudshift and Mrs. George Simpkins, first and second violins, and Miss Alice Margrie at the piano. Miss Edith Kempthorne conducted. The Song of the Planets, presented by the Bluebirds, made a great hit It was led by little Miss Fay Thane, as Mercury and fololwed by others as fol lows: Venus, Francis No well; Earth, Irene Nelson; Mars, Eva Tripp; Moons of Mars?Virginia Shattuck and Nettie Larson; Jupiter, Nadja Kashaveroff; Moons of Jupiter?Marjory Renison, Betty Ward, Marion Belle Pond, Mar garet Shattuck; Neptune, Jean Stev ens: Moons of Neptune?Lucille Bathe and Madeline Valentine; Uranus, Ve netia Pugh, Geraldlne McLaughlin. The Juniors presented the splendid little allegorical play, "Everygirl" in a faultless manner. The story of the problems that each girl must meet at the early stage of young womanhood and the lesson of the play were brought out strongly with an artistic touch that showed careful training. Tho play was presented by the follow ing: Hope, Myrtle Jorgenson; Mirth, Gertrude Nelson; Wealth, Lillian Lar son; Beauty, Suzanne McLaughlin; Knowledge, Florence Larson; Work, Mable Bathe; Health, Madge Case; Love, Mary Kashaveroff; Everygirl, Rose McLaughlin. Judge R. A. Gunnison delivered a short address in the interval preced ing the finale, explaining in part the work of the affiliated societies and the good that would result. The camp fire scene near the end was very well done, the fancy dancing being particularly pleasing. The sceno closed with a song, "The Booga Man." ' The chairs were removed at the close of the performance and dancing enjoyed until midnight. "DISPATCH" TO BECOME MORNING PUBLICATION The Dispatch, which has occupied a place In the evening field In Juneau's newspaper world for many years, will become a morning publication begin ning next week. After the issuance of the edition for this evening, the Dis patch will not appear again until next Tuesady morning, and thereafter It will be published every morning of the week except Monday. The United States cablo office at Ju neau will remain open until 11 o'clock, Juneau time, in order to furnish the Dispatch with the Associated Press dis patches covering the field until nearly midnight, Seattle time. TENDER ADMIRALTY GOES TO NUSHIGACK The Northwestern Fisheries com pany has chartered the cannery tend er Admiralty of the Gambler Bay can nery which is not operating this sea son and will send it to Nushigak. The crew to take charge of the vessel will arrive in Juneau on the Mariposa to night. Juneau Drug Co., Phone 250. "The Store that has what you want?when you want It." We guarantee every thing coming out of our store. Money refunded if not satisfactory. Opp. Alaskan Hotel. 5-7-tf SKATING, SUNDAY?Jaxon's Rink. Skating will be indulged in Sunday at Jaxon's rink. The winning base ball team will skate free. 5-8-2t. FOR RENT?Newly furnished rooms, close in, by day,week or month. Quiet, cleani ail outside rooms. Bath rates reasonable, at 212 Ferry way. 6-8-tf The Jelly crowd, the good smokes, the pleasant play will make you happy day by day. Play pool at Burford's and take the kinks out of your liver. 2~lg-tt Bump the balls ? BURFORDS. FAULKNER ASKS FOR CANNERY PROTECTION i United States Marshal H. L. Faulk i ner has asked the Department of ? Justice to provide police protection to i the 47 canneries of Southeastern Alas - ka, and those living in their vicinity, and other outlying points. He has called attention to the fact that many i crimes, including a half-dozen or so homlcldos, have taken place within tho last few years among the mixed populations of the various outlying can neries, and strongly urges that a gas oline boat, with a deputy marshal and a court commissioner be provided to mnintain a patrol service among them. In writing, Marshal Faulkner calls attention to homicides that have taken place at Dundas Ray, Rose Inlet, Hunt er's Bay, Quadra and Chatham, all within the last two years. He says, further, the illicit sale of intoxicants to the Indians employed at tho canneries, is carried on by oth er employees without restriction; and this is accompanied by the usual ef fects of drunkenness nnd debauchery." In support of his request, Marshal Faulkner says that under the law and regulations he has no authority to in cur any expense in the prevention of! crime or in the maintenance of peace. I Inclosed with tho request addressed to the Attornoy-Goncral was a list of the_47 canneries, in several of which 200 people aro employed arid the crews of ull of which are "made of a great many different nationalities, such as Indians, Chinese, Japanese, Mexicans, Filipinos, Portuguese, |Koreans and Ha waiians, most of their brought from the slums of San Francisco, Portland and Seattle." He says "many crimes are commit ted every season; but Rowing to the pe culiar conditions, the! mixture of the lowest classes of so rohny different na tions. and the distande of the canner ies from the nearest peace officers, Justice is seldom administered." ?-Hf? FORMER PASTOR Of CHURCH NOW IN SHOW BUSINESS HAINES. May 6.-J&ev. A. F. Mc Lean. formerly pastor of tire Prosby terlan church at this'place, will con duct the Gross motion^ picture show at Haines, succeeding C. Campcn, who has severed his connection with the institution, and, with Mrs. Campen left for Herron, Wash., where they will reside in the future. Mr. and Mrs. Campen made many friends here dur ing their residence at this place who regret that they have loft the city. Items of Interest. Ira H. King has qualified as town treasurer by filing his official bond and outh of office, which have been ap proved by the town council. Councilman B. E. B.Mion has charge [of the ropair work of the streets and has a largo force at work with thres teams, leveling and graveling. He is making a good showing. Tom Valeur returned from White horse last Saturday, where he has been for the last three of four months. He had a severe spell of sickness while there, but Is now about well again . AT THE ORPHEUM. Tonight the following interesting program will bo shown. "The Black Trackers" shows how in the wilds of Australia a white trader's narrow escape from a treacherous death is avenged by his native black friends. This is enacted by Aborigin al natives. "The Face at the Window" is a Kal em drama of the woods. "The Two Brothers" is a Mexican drama, by the Vitagraph Co., and shows clever George Stanley in the role of the Two Brothers. "Tight Wad's Predicament" is a farce comedy by the Blograph Co. Should Sunday be a rainy day there will be a matinee at 2:30; otherwise go to the ball game. Sunday and Monday. Pathe Weekly?Always Interesting. ??TUa. (n Af tliAOA iuc i vi uuii in uuc ui IUWWJ dramas by the Edison Co. and with Marc McDermott in the lead. It is sure to be good. "When They Were Kids," is a com edy drama by the Pathe Co. and shows how an old couple look back upon the romantic days of their youth, and by allowing their memories full sway find themselves back in colonial days, principals in a delightful childish love story. "Mary on the Stage" is the third of the What Happened to Mary series, and those interested ill the story pub lished in the Ladies' World should not miss seeing this. "Cinderella's Slipper" is a comedy by the Vltagraph Co., with Maurice Costdllo and Lillian Walker in the leads. Look for our next feature. WE SAY POSITIVELY that our drugs are absolutely pure and undiluted. Our reputation as reliable druggists has been earned by supply ing only tho 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. 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 MR8. A. E. HOULIHAN. MILLINERY ARRIVALS. Mrs. Sherman at 131 Front street announces the arrival of the extreme summer styles in millinery. Must be seen to be appreciated. Some especial ly rare bargains in Spring styles for Saturday and Monday only. 1 FAULKNER IS SAID TO HAVE RESIGNED It Is persistently insisted by those in official circles that United StateB Marshal H. L. Faulkner, for the First Judicial Division, has forwarded his resignation to the Attorney General at Washington, and notified the Depart ment that he desires to be relieved front duty June 1st. Mr. Faulkner refused to be quoted when asked concerning the report. He would not confirm or deny it. MAY ABOLISH CHUGACH FOREST WASHINGTON, May 9?The Sen ate committee on Territories has or dered & favorable report on the bill restoring to the public domain the Chugach National forest. There was no opposition to the bill the committee, but It may be opposed on the floor of the Senate. PRIZE COUPON TAXING BILL GOES OVER WASHINGTON, May 9.?Represen tative Oscar W. Underwood's bill tax ing coupons and premiums offered by concerns as an aid to sell their goods has been put over to the December ses sion. The bill was aimed especially at tobacco companies. TOMORROW'S BALL GAME WILL DRAW BIG CROWD Everything is In readiness at Rec reation park and the first baseball game of the 1914 season between Doug las-Treadwell and Juneau-Gastineau promises to attract a large attendance. Never in the history of baseball in Al aska has there been two teams of such merit and strength as now represent the communities on either side of Gas tlneau channel. Special ferry service will be put on to accommodate the crowd of fans from Sheep creek and the Island. Juneau fans will, of course, be out in force. The management expects every adult who attends the games to pay an admission charge of 25 cents, which goes into- the maintenance fund. The game Btarts at 3 p. m. RAYMOND MILLER'S FUNERAL TO BE AT 2:30 TOMORROW ?4-? The funeral services foar Raymond Miller will take place at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Presbyter ian church. Music will be provided by the Presbyterian church choir. Class mates of Raymond will serve as pall bearers. MONTANA MINING CO. FILES. Articles of incorporation for the Mon tana Mining company of Juneau were filed with Charles E. Davidson, Secre tary of the Territory this morning. The incorporators are Harry II. Williams and W. A. Irwin, both well known min ing men of Juneau, and Robert E. Coughlin, a well known Douglas busi ness man. The capital is named as $200,000. LEAVING ON JEFFERSON. The Jefferson, leaving for the South, took the following passenger from Ju neau: Por Seattle?G. Blomskog, T. Kunde, P. C. Lacey and wife, Saide E. Edmunson, C. C. Georgeson and wife, Mrs. L. Buchanan; -for Ketchikan?R. Kennedy, W. Jones, J. Fram . MASONS ATTENTION. Stated communication Mt. Juneau Lodge No. 147 will be held Monday evening May 11 at 8 o'clock, in Odd Fellows' hall. Work F. C. degree. Vis iting brethren cordially Invited. 5-9-2t. E. D. BEATT1E, Secy. CAPT. NILSEN HERE. Capt. A. Nilsen, superentendent of the Dundas Bay cannery of tho North western Fisheries company, arrived in Juneau this morning on tho cannery tender Spencer, Capt. James Cunnane. Capt. Nilsen came over to meet his sister who is expected to arrive in Ju neau on the Mariposa tonight. JUNEAU THEATRE. A specially attractive bill will be offered at this house on Friday and Saturday evenings, at 7:30 and 9 o' clock: "She Will Never Know," the story of a worthless father's sacrifice for his only child. "Tom Blake's Redemption," J. War ren Kerrigan In a thrilling railroad story. "When the Worm Turned," an amus ing tale of the sordid greed and tyr anny over his family of a farmer of tho old school, and the wlfo's clever ruse to circumvent It. "The Mutual Weekly," a wonderfully interesting and Instructive panoramic view of recent happenings of world Interest, in this country and the lead ing capitals of Europe. Sunday's Program: There will bo an entire change of program for Sunday evening. Tho fol lowing will be offered: "f'ct Rich Quick," a farco comedy alone Wallliicford lln*s. "The Strange Way," a molodrama with Isabel Lamon and George Selg man as stars. "Veteran Mounted Police Horse," an Intensely interesting story illustrating the wonderful intelligence of that no blest of animals?the horse. This is a feature picture in two full reels. Admission, 25c; children, 10c. DR. ROBT. SIMPSON RETURNING. Dr. Robert Simpson will return from a professional visit to Ketchikan on the Mariposa tonight. COURT OfflCIALS COMING TONIGHT Marshal H. L. Faulkner arrived from Ketchikan on tho Humboldt this morn ing bringing word that court was ex pected to adjourn last evening and | that the court officials will return to Juneau on the Mariposa tonight. Dis trict Attorney John Rustgard left for Seattle from Ketchikan on the South bound Spokane. Brings Prisoners. Marshal Faulkner brought a bunch of prisoners sentenced to serve time In the Federal Jail in Juneau. The prisoners were: Fred Smith and Harry Cleveland, of Haines, each of whom drew a sentence of one year for burglary; John O'Brien of Skag way, 3 months for selling liquor to Indians; Tom McDonald of Douglas, also 3 months for selling liquor to Indians, and Simon Aquio of Wrangell 6 months for a like offense; Joe Souza, D. E. Kinnlnook, JJeorge Murphy, of Ketchikan each drew one year, anil W. Hetman also, of Ketchikan, six months for burglary; Harry Klmma of Ketchikan got six months for assault with a deadly weapon. TAMPICO IS WORLD'S GREATEST OIL FIELD NEW YORK, May 9. ? Tampico, which Is bolng beseiged by the Rebels and practically blockaded by the American navy, is the center of the world's largest oil field. The Tam pico field alone has more than 6,00,000 acres of oil land, more than half as great as the combined oil fields of the United States. There are three com panies operating at Tampico each hav ing an acreage as great as that of the California oil fields. SAM GUYOT AND BRIDE ARRIVE HOME ?+? Samuel Guyot and his bride arrived on the City of Seattle today and will establish their home in Juneau. They were married in Portland, Ore., on April 29. Mrs. Guyot Is one of the most charming young women of the Oregon metropolis and will be warmly received by Juneau society. She was formerly Miss Ellen Margaret Sulli van. TORPEDO BOATS MAY USE PANAMA CANAL ?+? PANAMA, May 9.?Col. G. W. Goe thals, Governor of the Panama Zone, says torpedo boats can be put through the Panama canal at any time. A barge lino through the canal will be opened today. ANOTHER RICH STRIKE IN CHISANA DISTRICT CORDOVA, May 3. ? Olaf HJolm was an arrival from the Chisana on yesterday's train, having departed from the diggings last Sunday. He states that when he left there were va rious rumors concerning a rich 3trlke that had been made on claim No. 1 abovo Skookum, a tributary to Little Eldorado. This property was located by Bud Sargeant and is now being worked by Charley Range and others. Mr. Hjelm passed the claim on April 21 and says that they were then cross cutting the narrow creek with the use of a boiler, and were in pay. Be fore he left the diggings the report was that Range had panned $36 out of the bottom of a shaft not Digger than a Yukon stove and six feet deep. There was considerable excitement by reason of the new find. MR. AND MRS. McADOO ARE AT SUMMER WHITE HOUSE CORNING. N. H., May 9.?Secre tary and Mrs. William G. McAdoo are spending their honeymoon here at the Summer White House, the summer home of Winston Churchill, occupied last summer by President and Mrs. 'Wood row Wilson. SENATE AND HOUSE OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZE MOTHERS' DAY WASHINGTON, May 9.?The United States Senate agreed yesterday to a House resolution requesting the Pres ident to issue a proclamation hereafter making the second Sunday in May Mothers' Day." COTTON MANUFACTURERS OPPOSE COTTON EXCHANGE NEW YORK, May 9.?The American Cotton Manaufactuers' Association, adopted a resolution urging the aboli tion of the New York Cotton Exchange unless it can be so regulated by Con gress as "to compel it to perform its proper functions." PHYSICIAN SAYS FRANCIS JOSEPH NOT IN DANGER VIENNA, May 9?Dr. Kerzl, phy sician to Emperor Francis Joseph, has written to a friend at Budapest scout ing the alarmist reports of the dang erous condition of the Emperor's health. Whether you like Havana or domes tic cigars, you can get the kind you like at Burford's. 2-16-tf. huerta Will See Mexico Burn Before Resigning VERA CRUZ, Mex., May 9.?Mexi cans arriving from Mexico City say that Gen. Huerta has no intention of abandoning the Presidency. They quote him as making the statement that the capital would be in ashes be fore he left it. Opposition to Reinforcements for Fun ston. WASHINGTON, May 9.?Tho Pres ident's Cabinet is divided as to the necessity of sending reinforcements to Gen. Funston at Vera Cruz. Gen. Funston is said to have de clared that he needB 15,000 men to hold Vera Cruz. Germans Sending Arms to Huerta. WASHINGTON, May 9.?The Navy Department has received a report that two German vessels loaded with arms and ammunition for Huerta are bound for Puerto Mexico, Bouth of Vera Cruz. An effort will be made through the State Department to have the German government prevent the landing of the cargoes. American Deserter Killed. VERA CRUZ, Mex., May 9?A Mex ican railroad mun has announced that Private Parks, who disappeared from tho American lines into the Mexican with two horses belonging to officers, believed to have deserted, had been put to death near Tejera. Mayflower to Meet Death Ship. WASHINGTON, May 9?Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels said this morning that the President's yacht Mayflower will meet the armored crui ser Montana with the Vera Cruz dead on board, and accompany the vessel to New York. FunBton Praises woman lor snooting For Country. VERA CRUZ, Mez., May 9.?A Mex ican woman who had been arrested and charged with "sniping" American blue Jackets and marines yesterday was guilty by a court martial and sentenced to six months in jail. She was re leased by Gen. Eunston's orders. He said: "I'm for any woman with ncrvo enough to shoot for her country." Villa Holding $2,000,000 Worth of Cotton. TORREON, Mex., May 9?Cotton to the value of $2,000,000 seized by Gen. Villa at this place from Spaniards will be held here until the Rebels capture Tampico when it will be Bhlpped to Europe via that port EARTHQUAKE KILLS HUNDRED IN ITALY CANTANIA, Italy, May 9. ? More than 100 persons were killed and a dozen villages in the vicinity of Mt. Etna were destroyed by earthquakes last night and this morning. Mt. Etna is in eruption, and the dis turbances In the volcano are believed to have caused the severe shakes. The whole population in the vicinity of Mt. Etna is terror stricken. WHEAT CROP WILL BREAK ALL AMERICAN RECORDS WASHINGTON, May 9.?Statistics received by the Department of Agri culture indicate that the winter wheat crop of the United States will amount to 630,000,000 bushels this year?the greatest wheat crop ever grown in the United States. This exceeds the crop of last year by 107,000,000 bushels. Late rains indicate that the corn, oat and spring wheat crop will be nor mal at least. M'ADOO IS AFTER INCOME TAX EVADERS ? ? WASHINGTON, May 9?To detect evaders of the Income tax, Secretary of the Treasury William G. McAdoo has directed Commissioner William H. Osborn of the internal revenue to se cure information relative to stock holdings of all citiens and residents of the United States. Blank forms have been prepared to secure a complete return of the information desired. MINE WORKERS VOTE DOWN GENERAL STRIKE ?+? INDIANAPOLIS, May 9.?The Inter national Executive Board of United Mine Workers of America yesterday voted down the proposition for a gen eral strike. The large majority cast against a walk-out, pending negotiations on new wage contracts, by the bituminous coal miners, 89, 524 to 52,067, was largely responsible for the position of the ex ecutive committee. WOMAN SUFFRAGISTS ASK FOR AMENDMENT WASHINGTON, May 9. ?Thous ands of women suffagists paraded on Pennsylvania avenue this morning to the capital. Each Congressman was presented with a petition requesting the passage of the resolution provid ing for the submission of a Constitu tional amendment granting votes to women. AMERICAN CATHOLICS NUMBER OVER 16,000,000 NEW YORK, May 6.?The annual statement shows that there are 16,067, 980 Catholics In the United States, and 14,651 Catholic churches.