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THEALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 481. JUNEAU, ALASKA, SATURDAY, MAY 80, 1914. ? PRICE, TEN CENTS ?? ? : ; __ , j Railway Engineering Board To Survey Portage Bay SEATTLE. May 30. ? The Alaska railroad engineering commission Is sending a party of Ave In charge of W. C. Guerin to make a topographic curvey of the harbor and shore lands of Portage Bay for the use of the com mission. The party sails on the Al ameda tonight Guerin is taking a big outfit on the Alameda which will be discharged at Portage Bay. CAMP FIRE GIRLS CAMPING. This afternoon the Camp Fire Girls, accompanied by their guardian. Miss Edith Kempthorne. hiked out to the Davis Cabin, the other side of Sal mon creek, where they will go into camping quarters for two or three days. DR. KRULISH GOES TO HOONAH. Dr. Emil Krulish. the U. S. govern ment physician, who arrived on the Evans, left today on the steamer Ge orgia for Hoonah. there to look after the smallpox patients. QIJIET DECORATION DAY. Practically all of the business hous es and offices In Juneau are closed to day on account of Decoration day. The j city has the appearance of a quiet Sun- j day. and very little business is being! transacted. Flags are at half mast In' memory of the Nation's dead. ? + + CLASSIFIED ADV. + + + ??+?+??+?+++++++ Furnished for housekeeping? three rooms i nd bath. See Kendrlck. 5-21-tf FOR RENT?Furnished room with1 or without board. 136 6th street 5-23-61. FOR R12NT?Dining room doing good bnsinesn. Apply by letter Box F. Ju neau 5-19-tf. FOR KENT?Newly furnished rooms, close la by day.week or month. Quiet, clean, all outside rooms. Bath rates reasonable, at 212 Ferry way. 5-S-tf VOQ RENT.?House suitable fora ?tore or boarding house with rooms in connection. Phone Douglas 54. 4-15-tf FOR RENT?Two nicely furnished rooms: Gold and Third. Inquire at Brltt s Pharmacy. 5-26-tf. FOR SAI.E?Lot near Japaneie~gaF don. cheap for cash, owner must leave. Enquire Mrs. Johnson's Fruit Store. Lower Front street. 5-26-5t. FOR SALE? Half interest in BeF ry's Transfer, apply M. D. Berrv. 5-28-tf. F"OR SALE ? Young.-fresh Jersey cow. inquire J. F. Malony. Phone 316- 5-30-tf. j FOR SALE?One buggy almost new. Inquire J. F. Malony. Phone 316. 5-30-rf. FOR SALE?Tent, rifle and camp outfit. Aplpy first tent. Salmon creek road beach. 5-30-3t. F OR SALE ? Four-room bungalow, large bi.sement, modern throughout. Corner 7 th and Main streets. Gastin eau heights. $3,000. Easy terms, see Bert Sperry. <? ' FOR SALE?Sixteen-foot row boat 2 h p. Evlnrude Detachable motor camp outfit; apply first tent. Salmon creek road beach. ?5-27-31. FOR SALE?The best paying busi ne?a on Douglas Island for the money invested; $1400 will get it. inquire "B" Empire branch office. 5-26-tf For Sale?The property at 403~FrarTk lln street. Inquire on the premises.? ?5-5-1 m? Whether you like Havana or domes lc cigars, you can get the kind you Ike at )3urford'8. 2-16-tf. FTRN !TURFT? For sale ?or 5-room lat: flat for rent, with lease. Inquire it Cheney bldg.. over Northern Ticket Office. Front St. 5-15-tf. COOK WANTED?Good, strong wo man to cook in boarding house. Ap ply No. 5. Front st 5-30-3t. M ANT ED ? Woman for general house work. St George House, phone 8M- 5-21-tf W A NT FID?Young girl ^tcTass lit ~ in small family, light work and short hours: P.O. Box 162. Juneau. 5-26-tf WANTED?Position as housekeep er. cal ai. 212 Ferry Way. Room 5. or add. Mrs. Emma Moore, Juneau Alas. 5-28-3t. M ANTED?Girl for general house work Inquire Dr. C. C. Flnley. ?-5-27-31. was'ted ? Machinist and lathe man. Apply labor department. Alas ka Gastlnean Mining Co. 5-22-tf WXJJTEB?Two girls for second work. Apply Mrs. Hellerch. Douglas. 5-19-tf. M ANTED-?position by first class ook and baker In boarding house, camp or restaurant, in or out of the city. Address Cook, care of Empire Ct*y- _ 5-13-tf FOUNT)?Ladles gold watch. In quire Geddes & McKanna. and pay charges. TOST ? Two Elk's teethT back to back, charm. Leave at Empire office 5-11-tf. LOST?Child's engraved gold brace let Reward. Return to Empire, or Mrs. E. H. Kaser. 5-26-tf. Buy a meerschaum pipe at Burford's and treat yourself to a satisfying smoke after dinner. 2-16-tf the weather today. Twenty-fonr hours ending at 3 p. m.r Maximum?50. Minimum?12. ITeclpitation?.15. Cloudy; rain. BIG SHIPMENTS COMING NORTH SEATTLE. May 30. ? Fifteen hun dred head of cattle, horses, mules, hogs and sheep will be shipped to Al aska in vessels sailing within the next fortnight. Edith Sails for Nome. SEATTLE. May 30.?The Edith will sail for Nome late touight with 3000 , tons of freight for that place and St. Michael. +++*+++++++++++++ + + * CHURCH NOTES * + + ++/v+*++++tt+++++ Methodist Eolscopal. Rev. R. C. Blackwell, Pastor. Cor. Fourth and Seward Sts. Serv ices as usual on Sunday at 11 a. m. and 8 p. m. Sermon themes: "The Power of an Endless Life," and "Shall We Have One Church or Many?" Sunday School at 12 m. Ep worth League at 7 p. m. Prayer meet ing and choir practice Thursday eve ning. Meeting of the Woman's Social Union. Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. + + + Presbyterian Church John B. Stevens. Pastor. In the absence of the pastor there will be no morning service. Dr. Con dit will preach at 8 o'clock p. in., on the subject. "What Is Success?" Sun day School-at noon. Choir rehearsal Friday evening. Ladies' Aid Society will meet Thursday afternoon. ? * + Trinity Episcopal Church. Rev. Geo. E. Renison, Pastor. Morning prayer and sermon at 11 a. m.. subject. "Pentecost." the birthday of the Christian church. Music by full vested choir, including ofTertory solo by Mr. W. Engberg. Sunday School at 12 noon. Evening prayer and ser- 1 mon at 8 o'clock, to be conducted by Mr. J. R. Jones, of St. Luke's church, Douglas. The Rector will preach at Douglas. Catholic Church. Rev. A. R. Drathman, Pastor. Pentecost Sunday, (May 31) com munion mass at 8 a. m. Parish high mass and sermon 10:30 a. tn. Eve ning sendees 7 p. m. + + +_*?? +.+ + + + + + * + * + + ! + +! ? PERSONAL MENTION * + * 4. ?> 4. .j. -j. Chas J. Pierce returned on the Ev ans from a trip to Tacorna and will ac cept a position here with the Alaska Gastineau company. D. J. Argoll. of the Perseverance mine, returned on the Evans from a vacation of four months spent in Cal- 1 ifornia. He will immediately take up'' his duties at Perseverance. Dr. H. E. Henderson, one of the, leading physicions of Bellingham, Wn? j is registered at the Alaskan Hotel. I Dr. Henderson was a member of the; excursion party that invaded Juneau | a short time ago, and has been look ing over the .different Alaskan coast j towns with a View to locating in one of them. James Freeburn, superintendent of the Chicagoff mine left yesterday for the mine on the St. Nicholas. He was accompanied by W. H. Gillard and H. Anderson of Juneau. T. R. Jones, former store manager at Sheep creek, returned on the Ev ans from a trip to Petersburg. F. E. Parsons, representative of the Western Dry Good Co. of Seatle, ar rived from the Westward on the Northwestern. Mrs. H. T. Tripp and daughter. Miss Gladys Tripp, are among the White horse excursionists. NO BASEBALL TODAY BUT PERHAPS TOMORROW For the third successive time the baseball game between Juneau and Douglas has been called off on ac count of rain. The game today was to have been the third of the series, and as it is the third time it was postpon ed. there is little doubt in the mind of a great many fans that the weather hoodoo ba6 been removed. Game Tomorrow at Douglas. Manager Wulzen. of the Gastineau Juneau baseball team, said today that If it does not rain tomorrow a game will be played at 3 p. m. on the Doug the grounds. NORTHWEST MINING JOURNAL TO HAVE ALASKA EDITIONS The Alaska and Northwest Mining Journal, of Seattle, represented in Al aska by D. M. Ruggles. who is now in Juneau, is preparing to give a fewi more special editions to Alaska as it did last year. One of the eahly num bers will be devoted to Juneau and the tributary country. Mr. Ruggles is se curing data for that edition now. REDUCTION IN HIGH COST OF LIVING. Two bunches of radishes, 5c; new potatoes. 5c lb.; 2 dozen oranges, 45c; strawberries for everybody. Just re ceived a fresh supply of vegetables on the Northwestern. Royal Fruit com pany. 5-22-tf. WANTED ? One thousand suits ? to clean, press or repair. We call and deliver. Shearers Pressing Parlors; 128 Front street., phone 242.?5-15-lm. INTERURBAN BANDIT IS GUILTY OF MURDER SEATTLE, May 30.?William Gears, the Seattle-Tacoma interurban bandit, was found guilty of murder In the first degree by a Seattle jury last night for killing Carl Schwartz some time ago. FORD EMPLOYEES GAMBLE RECKLESSLY DETROIT. Mich., May 30.?John F. and Horace E. Dodge, of Detroit, mil lionaire stockholders of the Ford Mot or Co., and Joint owners of a $30,000 yacht, the Hornel, flipped a coin, win ner to take the boat. John F. won. | KANAWHA COAL MINERS JOIN OHIO STRIKERS CHARLESTON, W. Va., May 29.? The coal miners of the Kanawha coal fields have joined those of Ohio in a strike to compel the recognition of union regulations. Twelve thousand have walked out COUNCIL TO IMPROVE TWO CITY STREETS ?+? The city council last night appro priated $500 for the improvement of Golden Belt avenue on condition that a like amount be contributed by own ers of property in the Golden Belt ad dition. It was also decided that Cal houn avenue will be straightened and improved. Krigbaum Gets Hauling Contract The council let a contract to the Krigbaum Transfer company to haul lumber required by the city from the Worthen Mills, which will furnish it to the city, to any place needed for 70 cents per 1000 feet. The next lowest bidder was the McKanna Transfer company, 90 cents. Sewer for Ninth Street A contract to construct a sewer on Ninth street, according to plans was lot to L. P. Larson, whose bid for the work was $375. The next lowest bid der was Albert Schwartz, $480. Discuss Restricted District. The council discussed the restrict ed district proposition last night, Jand decided to consult with United States District Attorney John Rustgard con cerning the matter. Before acting in the premises the members of the coun cil desired to be sure of their authori ty in the premises. The commltte on elections and print ing was authorized to prepare an ordi nance for the regulation of automo biles and motorcycles. The report on the audit of the city's books will be received next week. WHITEHORSE EXCURSIONISTS. In adition to Chapcrone H. J. Fish er and the C. W. Young company's Tigers, baseball players, the follow ing left ou-<ho Georgia yesterday -for Whltehorse: W. K. B. Ellis, H. F. Coster, Mrs. H. F. Coster, Ed. S. Mugford, Wm. Fehring, J. Paquette, Mike Keoff, Jay Bell, Joe Snow, Gus Gussoff, Mrs. A. Anderson. Alex Hantoff, E. Provinse, Mrs. E. Provinse, J. T. Guay, Alex C. Prussing, Harry Van. Jerry Murphy, Miss Alta Krigbaum, W. R. Lindsay, Fred S. Porter, Mr. McKinnon. A. M. Goodman, W. Alsdorf, M. M. McCaul, C. H. Walker, Mrs. Nona C. Smith, Frank Goggin, I. Brown, L. E. McCoy.) Haezl Brandon, Miss L. E. Ostrum, Ot-; to Johnson, Miss N. PIggot, Miss Ma rie McGill, Ehnest Taaschek, Kather ine Brewer, Miss H. Schneider, Miss E. Moore. Mrs. H. McLean, Miss T. Ras mussen, Roy Benton, L. A. Flint, Pete Koseff, H. I. Lucas. Florence Rohday, W. L. Elich, Hilmar Hagstrom. Miss Gladys Tripp. Mrs. H. T. Tripp, and H. F. Morton. This morning a hunting . and fish ing party consisting of Postmaster E. L. Hunter and family, J. W. Burford and family and Jack and Ben Burford left on the launch Qulreda for Young's Bay where they will make camp and spend a few days. Maurice D. Leehey, the Seattle law yer, who has been in Juneau for sev eral days trying the Hndley land case, will leave for Ketchikan on the Ad miral Sampson. CARNATION CREAM MAN IS VISITING JUNEAU H. C. Robb, representing the Pacific Coast Condensed Milk company, a Western house that has spread throughout the country and establish ed branches in Eastern States and Canada, is visiting Juneau in the in terest of his company. The company's parent plant is located at Kent, near Seattle, and its general offices are at Seattle. Mr. Robb will conduct a series of demonstrations of the uses to which Carnation cream can be put. The first demonstration will be at the store of the H. J. Raymond company. JUST A FEW WORDS? We want all who enter our store to know that we are their friends; that their interest is our Interest; that to please them Is our aim; that In their satisfaction lies our success. BE CAUSE IN OUR FRIENDS IS OUR STRENGTH. Juneau Drug Co., "the store that has what you want, when you want it." Phone 250?opposite Al askan hotel. 5-18-tf SKATING AT JAXON'S RINK. There will be skating at Jaxon's rink tonight, tomororw afternoon and to morrow night. ARE YOU GAINING OR LOSING?? The Juneau Drug Co.. "the store that has what you want when you want it," has a new Fairbanks scale. Bring your baby to be weighed; rree. It tells you your height and weight. Opposite Alaskan Hotel. Phone 250. 5-21-tf. REBELS TO ACT THROUGH UNCLE SAM NIAGARA FALLS, May 30. ? The mediators aro not directly In communi cation with tho Constitutionalists or tho Zapataists, yet thojr attitude and Interest In the premises are receiving consideration.- Tho American State Department will present the media tor's plans to thom. NEGROES TO BE TRIED AS CANNERY EMPLOYEES SEATTLE, May 30.?The City of Se attle is taking 22 Negroes to Alnska to be tried as an experiment as can nery labor. It is understood that if they prove successful .that an effort , will be made to place more of them with the canneries next year. NEW YORK GETS FIRST PANAMA CANAL FREIGHT NEW YORK. May 30, ? Tho first shipment of paid freight to pass through tho Panama canal arrived on the steamship Colon, coming from that place. The cargo consisted of 20,000 sacks of sugar that wore taken through the canal on barges. MISSOURI JURY UPHOLDS THE UNWRITTEN LAW KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 30.?Dr. W. T. Elam, a prominent St. Joseph physician, was acquited yesterday by a jury of tho charge of murder, for slaying W. Putnam Cramer, a Chicago solicitor whom he killed bn account of intimacy with Mrs. Elam. MOTHER JONES, LABOR LEADER, IN SEATTLE SEATTLE, May 30.?Mother Jones, the labor leader who specializes on tho complaints of coal miners, arrived here last night. PRISONER TAKEN TO i CORDOVA A MERE BOY ; George Hopkins, who was arrested hero several days ago on a telegraphic request from Cordova and taken back to that place on the Admiral Evans, i is only 16 years of age. Of tho crime that is laid at his door, the Cordova Times says: "George Hopkins, a youth barely over sixteen years, has been arrested in Juneau on a warrant issued by Com missioner A. J. Adams. The warrant charges the boy with stealing a sum of money from Thomas Burchettl. The boy is accused of stealing the monoy last Wednesday. He took a second class passage on the Alameda for Se attle. On discovery ol the theft a warrant was issued and the marshal I at Juneau was wired to arrest tho boy when the boat arrived there. Judge Adams received a telegram from Mar shal II. A. Bishop, of the First division, stating that the boy had been appre hended." JUNEAU THEATRE. Tonight there will be an entire change of bill, consisting of the fol lowing films: _ ; "Tempesta." 'The tale of an Ital ian reformer who sacrifices everything for his daughter's sake. "O. Such a Beautiful Ocean," in which a love-sick couple wring an un willing consent to their union from a sea-sick mother. "The Latest in Life-Saving," show ing amusingly the latest devices for the resuscitation of drowning persons. "A Girl of the Cabaret," who longs to return to her former life after her marriage, but is restrained by love for her husband and child. Tomorrow night, being Decoration Day, In addition to the above, three vaudeville acts will be given between [reels, by local talent; with curtain at 18 o'clock. Tonight: two shows: 7:30 and 9. Saturday night: one show and vaude ville at 8 o'clock. Admission on both nights, 25c; children, 10c. x CAREFUL ATTENTION is given all prescriptions, if taken to Doran's Proscription Pharmacy. Here all proscriptions are invariably com pounded with absolute accuracy. Only pure drugs are used; no substitution is ever allowed. Physicians know this. Regular patrons appreciate It. Phone 3?Doran's Prescription Phar macy. 5-20-tf. BEAR HUNTERS AT SUM DUM H. J. Raymond, Guy McNaughton, Dr. L. O. Egginton, George Koehlipp, Dave Evans, Sim Frieman and Linn Adsit constitute a bear hunting party that left last night on Capt. A. A. Gabbs' passenger ship Fox for Sum Dum. MASONIC COMMUNICATION. Called communication Mt. Juneau Lodge, No. 147, F. & A. M? Monday evening, June 1, at seven o'clock. Odd Fellows' hall. Work in the first de gree. Master Masons cordially invit ed. By order W.W. E. D. BEATTIE, Secy. 5-30-21 FRESH RANCH EGGS?rrom Dahl's Spuhn Island farm. Everv egg guar anteed pure and healthy and free from fishy taste. Each egg stamped with name Dahl insures not mixed with im ported articles. For sale by leading merchants of Juneau and at Dahl's grocery, Douglas. Sat. & Wed. DECORATION DAY FLOWERS. Place orders now for flowers for Decoration Day. Fine assortment. Phone 47.?Winter & Pond. 5-28-3t LADIES' HAIR GOODS. We specialize in rare shade switches, etc., made to order. THE VOGUE, Mrs. Albert Berry, opposite the Or pheum, Phone Main 243. Tu-Th-Sa. S'i EFANSSON'S KARLUK WRECKED LAST JANUARY NEW YORK, May 30.?A message received hero yesterday from St. Mi chael, Alaska, says Stofansson's Arc tic exploration vessel Karluk was crushed In the tee last January, and that the drew of the craft Is marooned on Wrangell Island. The news of the Karluk's fnto was brought to St. Mi chael by Capt. Oartlett. Capt. Bartlett on Way Out. FAIRBANKS, May 30?Capt. Bart lett of Stefansson's Karluk, Is hero on his way to the coast. NO DAMAGE RESULTS FROM FAIRBANKS QUAKE ?+? FAIRBANKS, May 30.?As far as heard from no damage has resulted from the earthquake that occurred here yesterday. Tho shake was ac companied by rumbling soundB that resembled distant cannonading. The shaking was the most severe that has been felt In the Alaska interior for two years. There has been no repetition of the earthquakes since yesterday morning at 6:03 o'clock, when the most severe of five shocks that had been exper ienced In 48 hours was felt. MRS. RICHARD KERENS DIES. ? ?+? ST. LOUIS. Mo.. May 30. ? Mrs. Richard Kerens, wife of the former American ambassador to Germany, died at Phlaldclphla yesterday. VETERAN DROPS DEAD DISCUSSING MEMORIAL DAY SEATTLE, May 30.?Henry Frye, a Civil War veternn, while addressing the children of- the Cascade school on the significance of Decoration Day yes terday, dropped dead. JUNEAU THEATRE. Tonight three vaudeville acts will be added to the program. These will bo given by local talent, between the reels of the regular picture show. No extra charge is made for the double attraction. The films follow: "Tempesta," the tale of an Ftalian reformer. "O, Such a Beautiful Ocean," an amusing comedy. "The Latest in Iife-Saving," life-sav ing devices and a laughable billiard match. Split reel. "A Girl of tho Cabnret." The lure of the stage. Sunday Program: A speclaly strong bill is offered for Sunday, as follows: "Roslta's Cross of Gold," a beautiful romance of little Italy, portrayed by such artists as Rosemary Thebe, T. R. Mills, Geo. Sicgman, and Stanley Wallace. "A Tide In the Affairs of Men," af termath of a flood calamity. "The Ward of the King," in two parts. An historical production by a notable Thanhouser cast. Staged in the days of Pocahontas and John Smith. By special request, the beautiful views of Golden Gate Park will be Bhown again. making five full reelB of first class pictures. Tonight?One show and vaudeville at 8 o'clock. Tomorrow night: Two picture shows at 7:30 and 9. Admission on both nights, 25c: children, 10c. ORPHEUM. | Tonight the following selected bill for Decoration Day will be shown: "Price of Jealousy." "The Flag of Two Wars." "A Welded Friendship." "The Wrong Pair." On Sunday, as usual, a strong pro gram will be given. Pathe Weekly?the best weekly is sued. "The Count's Will," featuring Crane Wilbur. "Letter to the Princess." This Is the fifth of the "What Happened to Mary" series. "John Burns of Gettysburg," a strong war drama adapted from Bret Hart's famous war poem. "The Cure" and "A Ragtime Ro mance" are two laughable comedies. FREE TRIP TO 'FRISCO FAIR. ? The Juneau Drug company will give a free trip to the Panama-Pacific #x position at San Francisco and return to Juneau next year to some one of its customers. This means first-clnss fare both ways, two weeks at a first class hotel and sufficient funds for sight-seeing and other incidental ex penses?the equivalent of $250. Ev ery purchaser at the store will have an equal chance to secure this trip. The Juneau Drug company, "the store that has what you want when you want it," opposite the Alaskan Hotel; phone 250. Tu-Th-S. STRONG 2-REEL FEATURE?at the Grand Theatre. ?+? "Sergeant's Secret," a very sensa tional pioneer day feature. A play where a sergeant saves his superior of ficer from crime, and which rs kept a secret to the end. You will see a tribe of Indians attacking the whites ? and a side play which is always a big hitter. "The Grip of Jealousy," a mclo-dra ma of the latest kind. "The Destructive Duel," a roaring comedy, surely will take away your grouch. The latest and the best ever produced. DECORATION DAY FLOWERS. Place orders now for flowers for Decoration Day. Fine assortmct. Phone 47.?Winter & Pond. 5-28-3t Capable wonnn wants plain sewijg, by day. Mrs. Reed, Occidental, phone 11. 6-15-Ht. Have some fun! Tickle the Ivories at Burford's, , 2-16-tf. LAURIER URGES INVESTIGATION ?*? OTTAWA, Canada, May 30, ? Sir Wilfrid, the veteran leader of the Lib eral party In Canada, today urged the government to make a thorough In vestigation Into the wrecking of the Empress of Ireland and the overwhelm ing loss of life that ensued. Renewing his statements of yesterday, he said that It is Inconceivable that after the exhaustive investigations of the Ti tanic and other marine disasters con ducted by the British and American governments, that there has not been neglect, nnd that it Is the duty of the government to probe the matter to the bottom. Canadian Parliament Discusses Acci dent. OTTAWA, Canada, May 30?Sympa thectlc utterances characterized the discussion of the Empress of Ireland in Parliament yesterday afternoon. Both representatives of tho govern ment and the opposition expressed sin cere regret, and condoled the relatives and friends of those who perished. Premier Borden said the accident could not have been prevented by any action of foresight on the part of the government to render navigation more safe. "Have Accidents Taught Us Nothing?" Former Premier Sir Wilfrid Laurier, leader of the opposition, said It Is hard to understand why the accident could not have been prevented. He asked If it were possible that all the Investigations conducted by the Na tions into the causes of the tremend ous loss of life on the Titanic had re sulted in no profit. "Have previous disasters," he asked, "taught us noth ing?" President Shaughnessy's Statement. QUEBEC. May 30. ? President ShaughneBsy, of the Canadian Pacific, explained the frightful loss of life re sulting from the wreck of the Empress of Ireland, said: "The accident occurred while the ship's passengers were In bed, and tho Interval between the accident and the ship went down was not sufficient to enable the officers to arouse those on board. Including the passengers and crew. "That such an accident should have occurred In the St. Lawrence river to n vessel of the class of the Empress of Ireland, with every possible precau tion taken to insure the safety of the passengers and vessel Is deplorable." London Flags at Half Mast. LONDON, May 30?The flags on the shipping in the river and on all the offices 'of transportation companies were displayed at half mast yesterday on account of tho loss of the Empress of Ireland, and they are kept at half mast today. Relief Train Derailed. QUEBEC, May 30.?The Canadian Pacific relief train, carrying survivors of the Empress of Ireland, was derail ed last night while on the wny to this city. None were injured. EQUALIZATION BOARD I MEETS JUNE NINTH The Juneau city council will meet Tuesday, June Dth, as a board of equal iation for the purpose of Inspecting and equalizing values of real and per sonal property returned by the assess or for tax assessing purposes. The ses sions will continue for the remainder of the week. MARTIN OLSON ADDS LUM BER TO COAL BUSINESS DOUGLAS, May 30.?Martin Olson who has been dealing in coal for a number of years, will soon receive a consignment of lumber which he will store in the warehouse on the dock and in some of the storerooms about the city, and start a general lumber retail business. .Coming on the next Portland boat will be n shipment of 100,000 feet of fir lumber of various grades, and 50, 000 shingles. JUNEAU MAY EXTEND LIMITS OF THE CITY ?+? The question of extending the lim its of the municipality of Juneau so as to include those on the waterfront from both north and south of the pres ent limits, and those on the outskirts all around the city's borders was dis cussed at the city council meeting last night. A petition may be present ed for an election for taht purpose. SMALLPOX PATIENTS ARE DISCHAFGED AS CURED ?+? The two men who have been con fined at the pest house with smallpox and who came North on the same trip with the man who infected the Hoo nah cannery employees having recov ered from the attack and passed the [ period of incubation, were discharged today. SAMPSON EXCURSIONISTS HERE TOMORROW The steamer Admiral Sampson Is expected to arrive from the Westward early Sunday morning. DECORATION DAY FLOWERS. Place orders now for flowers foi Decoration Day. Fine assortment Phone 47.?Winter & Pond. 5-28-3' Empress of Ireland Dead Approximate 1000 MONTREAL, May 30?The dead in the wreck of the Empress of Ireland may never be exactly known. Revised figures show that 433 were rescued, but there is conflict in the figures of the number that were on the vessel. The steamship company gave out a list as follows: First cabin passengers, 87; second cabin. 153: third cabin, 714; officer* und crew, 413. Total, 1367. Deducting the 433 rescued this would make the loss of life, 934. Another list of those on the ship places the number at 1387, and thi* has been accepted by the Canadian As sociated Press, which places the num ber of dead at 954. Yet other estimates place the num ber on the ship at 1437, and the num ber of those perished at 1004. 954 Probable Number of Dead. RIMOUSKI, Canada, May 30.?The revised lists of tho dead on the Em press of Ireland places the number perished at 954, and of the rescued at 433. Empress Dead Placed at 103a MONTREAL, May 30.?S. Hender son, a survivor of tho Empress of Ire land, telegraphed his firm in this city giving the number of dead as a result of the wrecking of the ship as 1030. 300 Bodies at Rlmouskl. RIMOUSKI, Canada, May 30?Three hundred bodies lying in the sheds on the wharves at this place tell tho ghastly tale of the last minutes of the palatial Empress of Ireland. Many, of the bodies are torn and bruised. One of the bodies is that of a woman with her arms tightly clasped about the dead body of her child. Capt. Kendall Downcast. RIMOUSKI, Canada, May 30.?Capt. Kendall was much downcast when he came ashore, and remains so. His first statement was: "I wish I had gone to the bottom with her." He has repeated the statement time after time since. Capt. Kendall was on the bridge when the ship went down. He was picked up by a life boat. DIFFICULTY TO FORM CONCEPTION OF DISA8TER RIMOUSKI, May 30.?It Is difficult to form a clear conception of tho scenes enacted during the brief 14 minutes between tho time that the Storstadt rammed the Empress of Ire land and tho sinking of the ship with two-thirds of her human cargo. The time was so brief, and all those on board were so occupied with saving themselves or assisting to save others that there was little time to take ac count of anything else. Everything indicates that hundreds of the passengers and members of the crew on the Empress of Ireland never reached tho decks. Most of thoso who waited to dress periobed. Capt. Kendall Was True Sailor. From all accounts told by surviv ors Capt. Kendall bore himself like a true sailor as long as the ship stood under him. While the Storstadt's bow still hung in the great gap that she had made in the side of the Empress, Capt. Kendall begged tho master of the collier to keep his propellors going so that the hole might remain plugged. The Storstadt, however, dropped back, and the Empress quickly filled and floun dered. The captain went down with his ship, but quickly came to the sur face, and was rescued. The smokestack of the sunken ves sel is visible at low tide. PASSENGERS HAD HARROWING EXPERIENCES IN WRECK QUEBEC, Canada, May 30. ? The survivors of the wrecked Empress of Ireland tell many harrowing tales of the terrible experiences they had after the ship was struck and began to sink. Philip Lawler, a steerage passenger, said: "People were simply shot out of the ship into the sea by the force of the explosion." Major Atwell, of Toronto, said: "I got a life belt for my wife and we jumped into the water together when we saw that the ship was doomed. We sank three times, being carried under by the suction. The last time we came up a lifeboat was near, and I began swimming toward it, pulling my wife after me. Those in the boat pulled us in." Salvation Army Officers Wiped Out. K. A. Mclntyre, of the Salvation Ar my, said: "Virtually every leading of ficer of the Salvation Army in Canada is gone. Out of our Salvation Army party of 150, less than 20 were res cued." *4?'fr-t'4-**fr4' + 4? + 4' + 4> + + 4* MARINE NOTES ? + + *? + + + + + + + + + ??? + ? ?+? The Humboldt leaves Seattle Tues day. June 2 and will arrive in Juneau on the 6th. The Al-Ki is due tonight from the South and from here will go to Idaho Inlet, sailing South from Juneau Sun day night. The Admiral Sampson is due to ar rive from the Westward early tomor row morning. The Jefferson is due from the South some time tomorrow. The City of Seattle is due to arrive ' from the South tomorrow morning. The John B. Stetson arrived from Seattle yesterday afternoon and will sail South tonight. The Georgia sailed for Sitka this af . tcrnoon at two o'clock. t The Alameda sails from Seattle to night for the North.