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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
VOL. IV., NO. 512. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1914. PKIUtt, T1MN Wilson May Alter Trade Commission Measure WASHINGTON. July 9.?President Wood row Wilson yesterday afternoon held an extended conference with ten leading men of the Chicago Associa tion of Commerce who gave him in detail their ideas of the proper kind of a trade commission to provide for. The President was so Impressed with (he statements made by the Chicago men that he telegraphed to Represent ative James H. Covington, of Mary land. framcr of the bill that is pend ing. to return to Washington and con fer with the delegation. President Confers with Ford. WASHINGTON. July 9.?President Woodrow Wilson conferred with Hen ry Ford, the Detroit automobile man, for an hour today, loiter, they lunched together at the White House. No statement has been issued. ?++??+???*???++? + + + MARINE NOTES + ? * The Jefferson, arriving from Sitka, is scheduled to sail south from Juneau tonight at midnight. The Princess Sophia, arriving from Skagway. will sail south tomorrow morning at 7 o'clock. The Alameda is expected from the South at 11 o'clock tonight. The Admiral Evans is expected from the South tonight. The Spokane is expected from the South tomorrow night or Saturday morning. The Al-Ki is expected from the South Saturday. The Georgia will sail from the West ward Southbound this morning. The City of Seattle sailed south last night. The Mariposa is scheduled to sail south Sunday. HOPE RESIDENTS ARE AFTER SCHOOL DISTRICT The residents of Hope. Alaska, have petitioned the clerk of the District court for the Third Judicial Division for the establishment of a school dis trict. claiming that there are twenty Ave white children of school age resi dent within the boundaries of the pro posed district Similar petitions were recently filed by the residents of Kenal and Seldovia, each of which desires the establish ment of a school under the "Nelson" school law. COMING AND GOING ON THE NORTHWESTERN The Northwestern, arriving from the Westward this morning, brought the following passengers for Juneau. T. G. Davies. Robert Scott. Mrs. Cerney. Departing for the South, the follow ing took passage from Juneau: R. A. Gunnison. A. D. Bosworth. S. Hanger. T. Schanke. W. B. Hepburn. Mrs. E. Galen. W. P. Elliot, and wife. Mrs. F. A. Small CORDOVA TO BECOME HEADQUARTERS FOR FISHERIES ?+? There are lots of straws to Indicate that one of these days Cordova will be the headquarters for a big fishing industry. The gateway that already opens to the richest copper district of the world, is also big enough to allow entrance to extensive coal and placer fields and to the fisheries.? Cordova Alaskan. A BIG DISSAPOINTMENT. A great many people will be disap pointed tonight to learn that the film "Les Miserables" will not arrive until too late for tonight's show at Jaxon's rink, but will arirve OU the Admiral Evans tonight, for Friday and Satur day nights. The management will run a matinee performance (by request), starting at 2:30, Saturday afternoon to make three performances. Don't forget that there will be no show to night. A complete show in full 11.000 feet of film will be run at each perform ance. Admission, 50c: chilren. 25. The hall is being seated with chairs and a new curtain put In. Jack London's "Sea Wolf" will be run as the second production, in abont ten days, and the "Squaw Man," with Dustin Farnum as the star, unless our patrons have another choice; leave your choice at the box office. CHAPMAN WAS CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE Through an Inadvertance H. W. Mar tin was named in yesterday's issue of The Empire as chairman of the re organization committee which was successful in bringing about a reor ganization of the Alaska Ebner Gold Mines company. H. D. Chapman was chairman of the committee referred to. although it is understood that Mr. Martin was one of the principal fac tors in bringing about the desired re sults. LEAVING ON SEATTLE. ? The City of Seattle, leaving for the South last night took the following passengers from Juneau: For Peters burg?D. C. Rice. J. A. Maglll: for Wrangeli ? A. Van Mavern. William Benson. B. A. Vance: for Prince Ru pert?J. D. Martin: for New Westmin ster?Alexandria Subiert; for Seattle ?Miss B. Gawley. A. Obert. C. J. John son. Mrs. S. Enoch. THE VOGUE Special sal. one-third off all stamped linens for Thursday. Friday and Satur day. New location: Seward, near Third: phone ? MRS. ALBERT BERRY ??-l?-tt THE WEATHER TODAY. Twenty-four hours ending at 3 p. m. : Maximum?<58. Minimum?49. Preciptation?.54. Cloudy; rain. MAKING MATERIAL FOR BUILDINGS Capt. J. T. Martin's concrete manu facturing plant it> now turning out a quality of building mnteriul tbat prom ises in time to revolutionize tho con struction of residents and other build ings in Alaska communities. The plant has only been in operation a few days but it has already demonstrated its capacity to furnish a very favorable building material at a comparatively low cost. It Is one of the newest in dustries to be established in Juneau and one, too, that is receiving an ever increasing uttentlon. Tho plant Is situated in Last Chance basin just be yond the city limits and is surround ed by a deposit of almost inexhaust able material of the finest quality, the sands and gravels so used, coming from the auriferous deposits of Gold creek. Portland cement only is im ported. Thousands of brick and building block are stacked in the yard, where they may be inspected, while samples of the same have been placed on ex hibition about town. The brick so far turned out are of standard size, nnd are made both plain and ornate, the latter for decorative purposes. The building blocks are 4x8x16 inches and designed to be placed on edge In a double wall leaving an air space be tween, and the walls tied with galvan ized wire. The product owing to some property of the materials assumes a grayish blue color when cured, mak ing a very beautiful natural color. A Helm press is used in manufactur ing the brick and blocks, and from 20 to 30 tons of pressure is put on each piece turned out, resulting in a pro *'?* ? o?wi cniM !i? nfttnral UUUl ?? in III uuu ov..?. ... stone. The proportion of Portland cement, to sunt] and gravel is 1 to 4. J Some of the fancy finishing brick have been given a face of crushed quartz of even screen that is very beautiful and unusual, others have been finish ed in rough granite, while still others have been made as smooth as ground J marble with a face made of tailings from the stamp mills of Treadwell. The brick sell at $20 per thousand,! while the building blocks bring 16 j cents each. This it is estimated brings the actual cost of building with con crete about 10 per cent higher than of wood, but the saving in insurance it is claimed will minimize the excess in cost while the cost of up-keep to an ordinary wood building will in time amount to original cost of building with enduring concrete. A wooden structure begins to deteriorate soonj after completion, while a concrete! building is said to grow more enduring | with the passing of time. Another point urged in favor of Concrete ta that it makes tight walls, and if prop erly constructed perfect non-conduct ors of heat and cold. Capt. Martin intends building a handsome new home for himself on his beautiful view lots, using the large building blocks for the walls. Speaking of the future, Capt. Martin said that he believed that as soon as people realized what could be done with the material he is now turning out that there would be many new houses built for permanency in Jun-I eau. The plant now has a capacity of! 5.000 brick or 500 blocks each day. If the demand for this sort of building material comes up to his expectation it is his intention of adding power machinery to the establishment. ? ? COURT OFFICIALS RETURN TO JUNEAU ?+? The district court officials returning from Skngway on the City of Seattle last night include Judge R. W. Jen nings. his secretary H. F. Benson. Mrs. L. A. Green stenographer. Clerk of the Court Jay W. Bell. Deputy Clerk John T. Reed, and Marshall H. A. Bish op. The term of court Just concluded in Skagway is the first to be held in that place within the past three years. The most important case tried was the damage suit of Mrs. Sabina Dor tero against the Home Power company. CASH COLE'S TEAM MAKES EXCITING RUN ?+? A remarkable runaway occurred this morning, but no serious damage re sulted. The team of Cash Cole, which was under hire to another party, start ed from near the top of the Main street hill and came full tilt for the waterfront. A portion of the lumber wagon was left on the hill, but hitched to the front wheels the team came tearing down to the Pacific Coast dock at a terrific rate. It was an exciting run and attracted united a crowd. Col liding with a lumber pile the horses both fell and continued the journey rolling over each other for a distance of fifty feet. Both horses escaped with barely a scratch. JUDGE C. D. MURANE LOCATES IN SEWARD Judge ,C. D. Murane. formerly Unit ed States district judge for Nome. for mer United States district attorney for the Third judicial division, and form er Republican candidate for Delegate to Congress, has gone to Seward where he contemplates locating and practicing law. Notice to HUDIIC. All dogs running at large in the town of Juneau after July 15. 1914. without a tag showing that the 1914 tax has been paid will be taken up and placed in the city pound. Persons desiring to avoid expense and annoyance should pay the tax on their dogs to the City Clerk and secure a tag on or before that time. Dated at Juneau, Alaska. July 6. 1914. W. M. McBRlDE. 7-8-tf. Chief of Police. NEXT SHOOT SUNDAY. The nex> shoot of the Juneau Gun Club will be held at the regular range next Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. Table board. $1.00 per day at the Good Eats Kafllstova; home cooking. ?7-8-6t. RIGGS AND MEARS INSPECT ROUTE FAIRBANKS, July 9. ? Thomas Rlltgs, Jr., member of the Alaska rail road engineering commission left here early this week to Inspect the six sur veying parties that he has out In his section of the country between Fair banks and the head waters of the Ne nana near Broad pass. He will meet Lieut. Frederick Meara at Broad pass, and the latter will probably return with him to Fairbanks. SKAGWAY BOY WAS SUPERB WRECK HERO Mr. Orchard, one of the survivors of the Superb disaster on Lynn canal, quoted by the Skagway Dally Alaskan as saying that Jud Mutthews, a native of Skagway, was the hero of the Su perb wreck. He says: "Jud Matthews was the hero of the occasion and tho coolest and moBt re sourceful of any man on board. Ho saved Boone and myself and would doubtless have have Belnhoffer, too, had not his attention been attracted to the other end of the boat at the crit ical moment when Belnhoffer went down. As It was ho offered him his foot to cling to but BelnhofTet failed to take advantage of the offer. "Matthews also saved Sam Radovlch by pulling him up on the boat He was the only man who was above wa ter all the tima and kept four or five of us from drowning. If It had not been for Jud, soveral more of our party would undoubtedly have been lost. . ? "Tom Running also deserves mucn praise for his work of swimming to land, negotiating the' almost impass able shore line and reaching the dock in time to get help to go to the rescue ! of those whose lives had already been j saved several times by Matthews, but whose work would have proved futile had not the assistance come Just as it did. The 'Alaskan also says Sam Peter ! son. one of the survivors who is now in Juneau and one of those who swam i ashore to secure assistance, was one "who is entitled to such words of praise as are only accorded heroes." Something About Victims. The AInskan, speaking some of the dead says: J: Eustace Bell was a native of Man chester, England, where his mother now lives. He has three brothers, one of whom lives In Africa, one in Eng lish Gulneau and the other In Argen I tine. He was a hydraulic engineer by profession and has been employod re cently In the Atlas mine at Whltohorso. Te was a man of education and Is high ly spoken of by thoso who had tho honor of his acquaintance, i "Johnny Logan was born In Boston and has been on the coast about two years, working a portion of the time in Vancouver and Victoria as bell boy i in hotels there, and last year was a mess boy on the steamer Yukon of the B. Y. N. fleet between Whltehorse and Dawson. He also worked around j Atlln for a time." Lynch Atlln Miner. Lynch, one of the Superb dead, was and Irshman, and had been in Atlln for some time. SUPERB VICTIM WELL KNOWN IN JUNEAU J. E. Bell, the heroic Englishman who lost his life In the Lynn canal launch dlaster on July 3, was well known in Juneau and a member of 'the local lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose. Officers of the lodke have sent notice of hlB death to his mother Mrs. Anne Bell, living in Manchester, Eng land. which was the former home of Mr. Bell. PORTLAND LADIES VISITING GUYOTS Miss Josephine Sullivan and Mrs. Oliver King, sister and niece respec tively to Mrs. Samuel Guyot. are now in Juneau and visiting at the Guyot home. Miss Sullivan and Mrs. King live in Portland. Oregon, and take an active interest in their home city. Mrs. King, who won first prize last year for the best decorated car at the Rose Carnival, again drove the winning car at the Rose Carnival held in Portland last month. Photographs of the car show it to be a beautiful creation of \ art, carnations being generously used in the decorative features. The deco rations were designed by Mrs. King. PACIFIC COAST MAN RETURNS FROM WESTWARD C. H. Wilbur, Jr., Alaska manager for the Pacific Coast company's coal department, returned on the Admiral Sampson from the Westward, having accompanied R. D. Plnneo, assistant general freight agent of the company on a trip of investigation. Mr. Wilbur says that business is Just a little quiet but that all the people are hopeful and cheerful. "They are looking forward to railroad construc tion and the development of the coun try." said Mr. Wilbur," and are pationt I ly waiting for the activity that Is promised." Valdez, Mr. Wilbur said, put on live ly airs during the Fourth of July per iod. R. D. Pineno Is still out to Che Westward and will not return for sev eral days yet. A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE Juneau Drug Co. 107 Front St. Phone 250 They carry the best stock in town. Their stock is new and complete. Their prescription department is modern. Their service is perfecst. Courtesy towards thoir patrons and good will towards everybody is the motto or the "store that has what you want when you want it" Remember that they are giving a free trip to San Francisco. FREE TRIP? To San Francisco Panama Exposi tion if you buy your drugs from the Juneau Drug Co., 107 Front st, phone 250. 6-22-tf WANTED ? Position by first class baker and cook; sober; long exper ience. Call Phone 374. 7-9-3t. WANTED ? Two experienced hand ironer8. Alaska Steam Laundry. 7-9-tf cot. ROOSEVELT IN FRIENDS' HANDS WASHINGTON. July. 9. ? Senator Milos Polndextef yesterday .sent a let ter to Col. Theodore Roosevelt urging him not to run for Governor of New York. He relcoved a letter In reply a few hours later from Col. RooBevclt stating that he felt that he should not run but that he wanted to hear from his chief supporters on the subject be fore deciding what to do. Roosevelt's friends In Congress be lieve that he would be defeated If he ac cepted the nomination for Governor of New York, and that ho would also In sure the defeat of the regular Republi can candidate, and make certain the election of Gov. Martin H. Glynn, who it Is believed wil Ibe the Democratic candidate. They think under those circumstances It would be almost im possible for him to secure the Repub lican nomination for President In 1916. Otherwise, they hope to be able to carry the regular Republican primar ies for him two years hence. Colonel Looks Both Ways. OYSTER BAY, N. Y., July 9.?Col. Theodore Roosevelt said to newspaper men hero this morning that thero Is strong pressure being brought upon him to run for Governor of New York, , and that others are bringing Btrong pressure to get him not to run. He admitted that he Is giving the matter serious consideration. L & N VIOLATES ANTI-TRUST LAW WASHINGTON. July 9?The Inter state Commerce Commission reported to the Senate today thai the Louis ville and Nashville railroad last year Issued passes to Senators. Federal Judges and others In every wnlk of life, In violation of the law: + + 4? + + + + + + + + + + 4, + + *?* ' + NORTHWEST GIVES 4- 1 + HALF-MILLION DOLLARS * + ?*? + 4- Washington, July 9.?Wash- 4 ? ton and Alaska, comprising 4 4? one Internel revenue collection 4 + district, paid $651,000 Income 4 4? tax for the last flBcal yeayr, 4> i 4> consisting of ten months. 4 4* < 4-4- + + t + 4 + 4'4'44' + + + t i "THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S CON SCIENCE." , At the Orpheum tonight Is a two- < reel feature by the Lubln Company, i and with the two clever artists, Lottie 1 Briscoe and Arthur Johnson It is full of sensational and emotional scenes i and action. It is a story that keeps every audience spell-bound from start to finish. It Is full of photographic marvels and.llngers long In your mem ory, after others are forgotten. "A Stream of Yellow," is a modern society drama by the Kalem Co. "The Daylight Burglar," is a farce I comedy by the Blograph Co. and will cause you to enjoy a good laugh. ALASKA GRILL IS BEING REMODELED , Tom Radonlch, popular Front street , caterer and proprietor of the well known Alaska Grill, is having that es tablishment entirely remodeled. To day the front was torn out and Is be ing replaced with a new front of or nate design. There will be two hnnd some columns placed near the center with Immense plate glass windows on i each side. The main entrance will be equipped with swinging doors. The Interior will also be changed consider- i able. PHARMACY BOARD NOW IN SESSION The Territorial Pharmacy Board is In session, now holding tho first meet ing. The only members of the bonrd present so far are President William Britt, of Juneau, and Secretary F. C. Ryus of Ketchikan. At the meeting last July Dr. W. H. Caswell, member from Valdez, was also present. The . board la expected to meet seml-annual iy- _ SALOON MEN MUST SHOW MAJORITY Speaking on tho saloon license situa tion at Sitka, Judge R. W. Jennings to day said: "The matter has not been brought to my attention officially, as yet, but tho saloon men will have to satisfy me that a majority of the peo ple In the community are In favor of the granting of saloon licenses or such licenses will not bo granted." MOVIE MAN AND WIFE IN JUNEAU TO STAY Jack Hepburn, general representa tive of tho Famous Players and an all round motion picture man, and Mrs. Hepburn are recont arrivals In Juneau. "We like tho place and are here to stay," said Mr. Hepburn. They are at tho Orpheum hotel. GOOD SHOW AT GRAND. ?+? The Grand theatre will present one of Its good shows tonight, consisting of films from the bost producers, and a wide range of subjects. Including high class comedy and drama. We work on the theory that noth ing Is too good for patrons of the Grand. Thnt Is how we hold our pa trons. DR. JONES WANTS FISH HATCHERY AT EYAK LAKE Dr. E. Lester Jones, deputy United States fish commissioner, has told Cor dova people that he will recommend the appropriation of $50,000 for a sal mon hatchery at Eyak lake, near Cor dova. NEXT COURT TERM PROBABLY AUGUST 15 Judge R. W. Jennings of the district court this morning stated tho next term of court will probably be called for August 15 In Juneau. If you want a Joy ride call up 57 or 321. 7-9-tf. $50,000 FOR PICKING UP ALASKA EXHIBIT WASHINGTON, July 9.?Late yes terday afternoon the Senate adopted tho amendment to the civil sundry bill appropriating 150,000 for the as sembling of an Alaska oxhlbit for tho Panama Pacific exposition. Under the terms of the amendment the money will be expended under tho direction of the Federal commls-J slon of which Gov. J. F. A. Strong, of; Alaska, Is mado a member by the terms of the civil sundry bill as It now stands. The $50,000 appropria tion is meant to defray the expense of gathering the Alaska exhibit and Its delivery at San Francisco. While there it will be housed and cared for from the general Federal appro priation already made. HASTY ACTION CAUSES RUCTION ??? VALDEZ, July 9.?The holding of a. primary election at Ellamar to choose delegates to the Democratic territorial convention and the suspicion that they have been held in some of the other outlying precincts in advance of the time set for the primaries by the Ter ritorial and Divisional committees Is likely to result In contested delega tions from a part of the Third division. It Ib alleged that Thomas J. Dona hoe, a lawyer of this city who is ac cused of working with Frame, sent letters to remote precincts telling his friends to hold primaries, elect dele gates and send proxies to him. He secured the proxies from the Ellamar alleged primary. The membesr of the Territorial and Divisional committee Bay that Donahoe would ruin the party If his delegates are recognized, as it would cost the Democrats the inde pendent vote. Committee Has Arranged Primaries. The Divisional committee has issued a call for primaries and named judges In all precincts to conduct them. ENGLISH STATESMAN PRAISES PRESIDENT LONDON, July 9. ? Sir Edward CJrey, Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, speaking last night in the Commons again reverted to the ac tion of the United States in repealing the Panama canal free tolls act, paid i high tribute to President Woodrow Wilson, and said that he did not se cure the passage of the repeal bill "to please Great Britain or in the in terest of good relations, but for the much higher motive of strengthening the Influence of his country among Nations by interpreting treaty rights and agreements strictly in a fair spirit without flinch or quail." BARTLETT THINKS NONE OF KARLUK CREW LOST ?+? NOME, July 9.?Capt. Bartlctt, mas ter of Stefanssoifs exploring vessel Knrluk, says he knows nothing of the reported loss of eight men from the Knrluk's crew as was reported from Ottawa yesterday. He says there was sufficient provisions when he left the crew of 17 men on Wrangell Island to last them for four months, and ho has 110 reason to doubt that all of them are safe. YOUNG MAN VICTIM OF MURDER AT SEATTLE SEATTLE, July 9.?A body, presum ably that of A. E. Oard, residence un known, was found on the outskirts of the city this morning. The circum stances surrounding the body Indicat ed that It was the victim of murder and robbery. The dend man was young and well dressed. DR. ALEXANDER TO LOCATE IN JUNEAU Dr. D. L. Alexander, formerly of Ida ho, but who has been sojourning In the Nclchina section for the past sev eral weeks on an outing trip, arrived in Juneau on the Admiral Sampson. Dr. Alexander became Impressed with Juneau and liking the place decided to remain. He has engaged office rooms in the new Goldstein block. LOS ANGELES RESPONSIBLE FOR FATAL PIER ACCIDENT LOS ANGELES. Calif., July 9. ?A superior court Jury today returned a verdict holding the city responsible for the fatal accident when the pier collapsed on the celebration of the lato Queen Victoria's birthday. May 24, 1913. Thirty-three were killed in the accident and injured. L-ft-r a oi ir?u co IYICU?UU COiMDLignug AUTOMOBILE SERVICE T. J. McCaul has established an au tomobile service that will operate from a stand In front of his cigar store near the postofflce. Careful drivers are in attendance and the service is intended to cover the general demand of the public. A machine will meet all accident and many injured. CORDOVA WICKERSHAM MEN ORGANIZE CLUB A Wickersham club has been formed at Cordova for the put pose of promot ing the candidacy of Delegate James Wickersham for re-election as Dele gate to Congress. It has 25 members. E. V. Boyle is president and Harry Thi sted secretary. PARTY LEAVING FOR SITKA HOT SPRINGS P. E. Jackson. Mrs. Jackson and the baby. Dr. Egglnton, Mrs. Egglnton, Mil ton Winn, Mrs. Winn and Mrs. Winn's mother will form a party going to Sit ka hot springs Friday or Saturday of this week. PRESIDENT CONGRATULATES ARGENTINA ON HOLIDAY WASHINGTON, July 9.?President Woodrow Wilson today sent a tele gram of felicitations to the President of Argentnla on the anniversary of the independence of that Nation today. Special sale on Sterling silver spoons and white and gold Austrian china. I. J. Sharick. 7-9-tf. FOR SALE ? Transfer outfit, com plete. Cash Cole, 9-7-tf Rebels Decide To Tight Rather Than To Confer GUNBOAT MACHIAS TIRES ON WORKS WASHINGTON, July 9.?Four rev- ! olutlons arc raging In Santo Domingo, and stray shots arc worrying shipping , In the harbor. A few shots pattered , on the side of tho United States gun- ! boat Machias yesterday at Puerto Pla- J ta, and for the second time that ves- . I eel opened up with her main bat- , tery upon the woi kB at that place. ? Tho shore guns were ((ulckly silenced, , I and apologies offered for the careless- , ness of the gunners. , | The Machias Is an old gunboat of , 1177 tons displacement built in 1891 and carrying a main battery of eight | 4-lnch rapid lire rifles. ? ? i JUDGE HOUSER DIES j UNDER SURGEON'S KNIFE SEATTLE, July 9.?Supeilor Court ' Judge Jesse P. Houser, for the court ' of Skagit and San Juan counties, died here yesterday as the direct result of nn operation that was being perform ed to remedy Ills growing out of an : accident sustained while hunting more > than a decade ago. 1 Judge Houser has been prominent in Washington for many years. He wob i a member of the law firm of Million i and Houser at Mount Vernon for many < years before he was elected to the I bench In 1896. After serving two | terms he came to Seattle and the old | partnership with Judge E. C. Million i was renewed here. A few years ago i he returned to Mount Vernon and was ( again elected to the Superior court < bench. He was a prominent Democrat, i ? ? ? i GOLD POURING INTO VALDEZ FROM MINES VALDEZ, July 9.?Within one week ' three quartz mines shipped $21,000 in gold into Valdez. The contributions were as follows: Granite mine, $11,000; Cliff, $5,000; Gold King, $5,000. Each of these prop erties 1b producing about $500 every day in free gold. It is estimated that the Valdez quartz mines will produce more this year than the grand total for all pre vious years. WINDHAM SPENDS QUIET FOURTH OF JULY WINDHAM, July 7?Windham Bay spent a quiet but enjoyable Fourth of July. The principal event was a party given by Mrs. D. W. Yutes and Mrs. Rowe. Those present In addition to the hostesses were Mrs. Benson and children. Capt. Orr and Messrs. Ketch mark, Wavell and Yates. < C. Magill arrived here yesterday and 1 is a guest of F. Ketchmark. I Martin Fries arrived here yesterday, f from Denver, Colo. Ho expects to 1 make a stay of several weeks, and do I some prospecting. ? ? ? t $225,000 FAIRBANKS nu I to GO FOR $5,700 AT AUCTION 1 FAIRBANKS. July 9.?Receiver F. ' G. Noyes of the Washington-Alaska ' bank Bold $225,000 In promissory notes 1 that were regarded as gilt edge when 1 taken by the bank at auction for $5,- 1 700. I CHEECHACO CHARGED WITH ROBBING SLUICE BOXES FAIRBANKS, July 9. ? Louis Dou main, a recent arrival, has been ar rested, charged with robbing sluice boxes on No. 14 below discovery. Goldstream creek. EDMONTON TO HAVE MUNICIPAL STOCK YARDS EDMONTON, Alta.. July 9. ? The city of Edmonton, Alberta, will pay < $650,000 for 100 acres in the city lim its, to be used as an open competitive stockyards. This new enterprise will be owned and operated by the munici pality as a public utility. AMERICANS RECEIVING ORDERS FROM EUROPE BOSTON, July 9.?Packenville cot ton mills have received large orders for fancy goods to be placed in Eng lish and French markets. One 20,000 yard order is for a class of goods nev er before made in the United States. BERLIN REACHES STOP IN ANNUAL GROWTH BERLIN, July 9.?The population of greater Berlin increased last year by only 50,600, against a gain for 1912 of 108,100. Berlin itself lost population in 1913 for the first time in many years. AMERICANS INVEST HEAVILY IN CANADA TORONTO, July 9. ? The Monetary Times of Toronto estimates the total American investment in Canada In 1913 at $637,000,000, as against $417, 000,000 in 1911. TWO CHICAGO BANKS MERGE INTO ONE CHICAGO, July 9. ? The Colonial Trust and Savings Bank of Chicago will merge with the Central Trust Co.; combined deposits will approximate $43,000,000. Renovating Sale of Millinery. The painters and decorators are waiting to get to work. For one week, commencing July 10, I will offer my stock of trimmed'and untrimmed sum-l mer hats at less than one-half their value. The rarest milinery bargains ever offered are here. Now is your opportunity to get untrimmed shapes ? worth up to $8 for $1. Mrs. E. Sher . man, 331 Front street, phone 264. ??? WASHINGTON, July 9.?Dispatches received yesterday and today from the border make it clear that the Con stitutionalists will not accept the in vitation of the mediators for an in formal peace conference with repre sentatives of Huerta and Carranza present. The Constitutionalists are convinced that all differences between Gen. Villa aid his supporters and Gen Carranza ind his friends have been arranged so that there will be no morn friction, ind that the advance onto Mexico City will bo continued with success. They are confident of their ability to conquer a peace within a short time that will last, and they believe that their accomplishments thus far have given them the right to dictate terms. Rebels Defeat 6,000 Federals. SALTILLO, Mcx., July 9.?<Jen. Ob regon has telegraphed Gen. Carranza that ho yesterday defeated 6,000 Fed oral troops who were opposing his ad vance upon Guadalajara. Gen. Obregon said that he would capture Guadalajara within a few lays. Only Mexicans Aid Rebels. NEW YOKK, July 9.?Gen. Carran za In a dispatch to the New York Her ald says that the Constitutionalists have entered Into no compromises with the United States or any other government and have no financial as sistance outside of what they have re ceived from Mexicans. Huerta After Jap Gold. LOS ANGELES, Cal., July 9?Word ias been received here that Huerta ins offered to sell to Japan for $1, >00,000, a large area of land in lower California. The sale was not to be nade directly to Japan, but to a Jap anese corporation. Carranza and Huerta Confer. VERA CRUZ, Mex., July 9.?Secret peace negotiations between Gen. Car ranza and Gen. Huerta have been in progress, according to an American who has arrived In Vera Cruz from Mexico City. DEMOCRATS ARE NOT ENEMIES OF BUSINESS WASHINGTON, July 9.?Declaring that It is unfair to regard the Demo cratic party as the enemy of big or little business, President Woodrow Wilson gave out a statement today In support of Paul F. Warburg, of New York, and Thomas D. Jones, of Chi cago, whom he has named for member ship on the Federal reserve banking board and whose nominations are still pending In the United States Senate. Warburg Is Democrat. WASHINGTON. July 9.?'n a letter written several days ago to a member of the Senate finance committee, Paul P. Warburg, of Kuhn, Loeb and com pany, said that he Is a Democrat He said that while members of his firm were friondly to the Democratic par y, and supported the candidacy of IVoodrow Wilson, they made no con ributlon directly or indirectly to the :ampaign, except that ho, porsonnlly tad. during the closing days of the :ampaign, given his check for $2500, aift that it was returned to him with the statement that the National com mittee had already received enough money to carry it over the campaign, and had closed Its books. All Members Are Democrats. With the declaration of Warburg that he is a Demccrat, all the members of the reserve banking board are mem bers of that political party. PROGRESSIVES GET AFTER PERKINS WASHINGTON. July 9. ? Progres sives in Congress have decided to send word to Col. Theodore Roosevelt and George W. Perkins that either Mr. Per kins must resign as chairman of the National executive committee of the Progressive party or he must sever his connections with the International Harvester Co., which he organized. M'CULLOCH CAPTAIN IS AT WIFE'S BEDSIDE PHILADELPHIA, July 9.?Cnpt. Ub erroth, of the United States revenue cutter McCulloch, who was given a leave of absence when Informed that his wife was dying in this city, and began a long race from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, against death, has reached his wife's bedside here. Their son, a lieu tenant in the United States navy, has also arrived from Vera Cruz. Mrs. Uberroth is still alive. BROKERS GET JUDGMENT AGAINST YOUNG GUGG NEW VORK, July 9.?Judgment for $30,300 has been filed against M. Rob ert Guggenheim, son of Daniel Gug genheim, ' in favor of the New York Stock Exchange firm of Ehrich & Co., based on the purchase for young Gug genheim of 5000 shares of Union Paci fic In 1910. _ CALIFORNIA WOMAN DROWNS WHEN AUTO PLUNGES IN RIVER KENNETT. Cal.. July 9? Mrs. Eliza beth Webber, of Berkley, was drown ed in the Sacramento river last night when control was lost of the automo bile In which she was riding and It plunged into the river from the moun tain side. MRS. CARMEN COLLAPSES IN THE MINEOLA JAIL FREEPORT, N. Y.. July 9.?Mrs. Ed ward Carmen, held in connection with the murdering of Mrs. Louise Bailey, broke down when taken to the Mln: eola Jail, and is in a state of collapse. COTTON CROP OUTLOOK IS ALSO IMPROVING NEW YORK, July 9. ? The cotton crop outlook has Improved nearly four points in the last month, according to the New York Commercial.