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i .--i----.--' No. "13 SKVENTEENTH YEAR SKAGWAY, ALASKA. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7. 1914 PRICE 10 CENTS PARIS IS AGAIN REPORTED IN DANGER OF CAPTURE London. Oct. 7—The botnbnrd meat of the inner forts is «(«ln im minent knl pe»>ple who wish to tlee fn»m the city h»v» been re quested to letre m once. It U un ikr»t«n)il UuU the sent of the KWmch Kutmtnent will t<e returned to l*arU front Bordeaux tomorrow. tiKRMAX CAVALRY RKAl'PKAR ALONG THK WHOLE FRONT Fnria, Oct. 7—The German cav alry ranppenrol today along the en tire hattle front Une tmrroundin* this city. FRENCH LEFT YVIXG K)RCEI> to rktrkat to savk itshlk Merlin, Oct. 7—It was officially reported l«U}' that the German njtht «in* in France lii»<l forced like left wing of the allies to re •rent and to save th«n from an nihilation (, on oral Joffre had re initial front the <"«tter. It is reported here officially that the <•ermans liave won a decisive »irturj over the Rtuaiaas near Lyck. THK BATTLES IX FKWfE MOSTLY AKT1LLKKY DUELS I.omlon, Oct. 7—The liveliest lion* f«iu»;ht in the prCNat Kun> iwan war have htn battles in which were l*T)!flj artil l«Ty iliu-U with big guns. The official list of In— recently pub lished in Iterlin gim thiwe of the ix'mun vruitK in France an«l Bel irigm up to September 1st, at 117, '*H>. The (.omian authorities ail in it, however, that their total l«»s i*i up m date have been 3(t0,00fl. A lot-man turpedo destroyer reported to have been *uak today off Km* in the North Sea by a t loafing mine. The .Watic chimera is now said to have broken out amonjj Uie troops at Tarnow. I \Ps IMTPY THK MOST IMPORTANT ISLAND OF (iHOlT IfVin, (Hi, 7—X«v» reached here t<«lay that the forces of the Mikado h.ul uik<ii p«**ewiion of the most important island of the (Caro line crouij yesterday. COMPLETED ARHAN'Ci KMKNTS FOR \ RAID OX KXGLAXD The Hague. Oct. 7—<;crnuu» news papers. o >pi«s of which were re Icelved hero today, claim that Count Zeppelin has completed his plan* , for a dirigihlo raid on England at. 1 an early date. CANADA IS CALLED UPON FOR ANOTHER CONTINGENT Ottawa, Oct. 7—In accordance with * request from the British war office another contingent of 20,000 Canadian troops will ho raised within the Dominion as soon as possible. THREE GERMAN WARSHIPS REPORTED TO HAVE SUNK I Tukio, Oct, 7—Tlie news of. the I sinking of three German warships j by vessels of (he Japanese anil I English fleet* in the bay at Kiau t Ctiau was received here today. .GERMANS ARE TRYING TO Cl*T ALLIES COMMUNICATION j I*aris, Oct. 7—Fighting to the northeast as well as to the cast of this city is still going on, hut notli 1 lag decisive has been achieved by j eithe* side as yet. The Germans are ; acting <ai the offensive un<l are trying to cut off communication of the allied with the coast. Tlie | fierce night attacks are wearing down the already nearly exhausted <roup* on both sides. Captive balloons, with powerful searchlights, are beiag used by the (iermans to discover tlio allies* positions. I T'Wo COMPANIES file ARTICLES OF IXOOUPOKATIOX The Yakutat and Southern rail way company filed articles of in-1 corporation with Secretary of the ■ j Territory Charlts E. Davidson last week at Juneau. Ttie incorpora-j tors are Henry W. Hardey, Henry J. Aaron, Albert Betteeher, A. L. | l.etterman, a. C. Ide, all of whom i are Chicago stockyard men. The capital is named at $250,000 and \ the object is to operate railroads | and engage in the fishing business. | On the same day, the U. S. Whal ing company, of Huron, South Da , kota, filed articles with the secre tary of the territory. The capital be ing named at $100,000. P. Bogen was named president of the com pany and E. Abrahamson of Port Armstrong as Alaska agent. ■ LADIES We now have a New Lot of MILLINERY See Our Window Display Our New Fall Sample Book Has Arrived We Take Your Measure For Suits, Coats, Dresses and Skirts FIT GUARANTEED—PRICES RIGHT It will pay'you to see our line before'ordering your Fall supply H. J. LYNCH Hie Up To Date Haberdasher and Ladies' Furnisher PHONE 41 ' SKAGWAY AiaSKA FIELD DIVISION IS COMING TO JUNeAC The Alaska field division of the U. S. general land office is to be removed from Seattle to Juneau. Arrangements are bing made to have the new quarters iu close proximity to the Juneau land office. It is expected that the change will be made aoout the first of next January. A Christensen, chief of the Al aska field division with headquar ters in Seattle, who was in Juneau recently, refused to affirm or deny the foregoing statements, but the facts are known that negotia tions for the removal of the offices to Juneau and for securing quarters for the offices have been pending for some time. .Alaskans gentrally have been try ing to have the Alaska field divi sion of the general land office as well as all other institutions of Al aska located in the territory for some time. The movement to make the change mentioned is in line with the administration's policy to carry out the desire of Alaskans in this regard, and at tho same time to se cure more efficiency in the adminis tration of official business. Additional reason for the removal t' this division of the general land office to Juneau is furnished by the fact that the new policy of opening up the resources of Alaska will de velop much larger business, and the government desires that the field force be in direct touch with its work and the people of Alaska, tor whom the work is done. The land office and surveyors general's office, both beinsr located in Ju neau, make the Capital City the logical place for the headquarters. —Juneau Umpire. KUVIKIK MYSTERY MAY SfJOX BE CLEARKD I'I* The Ruby Record Citizen says: Captain J. J. Donovan has been successful In finding eyidenc© In the "Blueberry Tommy" alleged murder case. Cap. left here about two weeks ago on his way to the upper Koyukuk. His intentions were to spend several days in the vicinity of where the launch belonging to "Blueberry Tommy" ivas found. Capt. Donovan is look ing up the case in the interest of the widow of F. C. Adams, one of the supposed victims, in order that 'he can collect the life insurance. It is stilted by passengers ar riving from Koyukuk on the steam er Caribou that about lo miles above where the launch was left, Donovan found old camp fires. Up l»ii close examination ho observed bone ashes as well as pieces of very badly charred bones. The fishes were carefully collected and panned, with the result that a button, a nugget and a bullet that had been shot was recovered. These articles, taken In connection -with the fragments of bones found in the ashes, will doubtlesg prove of material evidence and is thought to be a clue at least pointing to the fact that one or more human bodies had been destroyed in that fire. This being so near to "where the launch was left, leaves little doube that this was the last scene of this Korukuk murder. From this as a beginning the ghastly f"cts may yet be unraveled. Sweet Cider Our First Barrel of the Season is now ^on tap. Qualiiy Unusually Good. PRICE 50c per Gal. : P. H. GANTY. GROCER BUREAU INVESTIGATES I THE POX INDUSTRY Ruby, Sept. 5—Harry christof fere, agent of th« Bureau of Flsh ories, under which bureau the fur iudustry of Alaska is placed, came down the river with H. J. Atwell thlg weuk on a tour of inspection 1 and gathering Information through out the Interior. The question, so often asked, whether or not the government will require foxes taken out of season to be turned loose, has been defin-! itely settled, and thla Is not re-1 quired. The department is doing everything in its power to pro mote the raising of fur-bearing ani mals as purely an Alaskan industry. The regulations have now been so devised that wild foxes for domesti cation can be taken any time during the year, except from May 15 to June 15. This Is for the purpose of protection of the young when they are too small to be taken from their burrow. A license, which costs nothing, is required of those engaged in the business in crdar that statistics can be procurred and so that foxes ac tually raised In captivity will he al lowed to be shipped out of the territory. No foxea born wild can b« shipped out of Alaska. Mr. Christoffer* states that he las visited quite a number who are engaged in the business, several of whom are making extensive prepar ations. The corrals that are being built by Morrison at Hot Springs, Vachon & Co., at Toiovana, and the Alaska Silver Fox Co., at Fairbanks, will be completed this season and will cost from $7,000 to $10,000 «ach. Anyone interested in the fur raising business will do well to meet Mr. Christoffere. He will not only give pointers about the raising of the animals, but much other in formation bearing on these lines what is lndispensible to the beginner In the business. He wishes to impress upon all who are Interest ed that the government is interest ed and he as agent is willing to give any assistance in the way of beneficial Information possible. He will go down the river as far as Holy Cross, returning on one of the last boats to Fairbanks—Ruby Record Citizen. ACCUSATION OP IDLING LED TO FATAL KOW A Mexican will be tried in Sew ard at the term of court next month for the murder of another Mexican at Kodi&k. Judge Whittle sey, assistant district attorney, says that the occurrence arose from the peculiar fact that one man accused the other of not doing sufficient work. The exact dotal la hare not been learned, but It 1b known that one of the parties to thg dispute stabbed the other fatally while he clalra* that the other hit him with an Iron bar or had threatened to do so. Judge Whittlesey has learned that similar dispute^ are frequent in the canneries among the people of foreign nationalities who are us ually employed In them. When one man is doing leas than another, the latter—how different from the whl>« brother—getfl gore and tells the boss. ALASKA MINERAL OUTPUT NEARLY 20,000,000 DOLLARS The mineral production for Alas ka in 1913 had a value of $19,413, 094, according to the United 3tate3 Geological Survey. Of this amount, $15,626,813 la to be credited to the gold mines. This makes the total | value of gold production of Aiaska, Up to the close of 1913, $228,392, 640. In addition to this nearly $17, 000,000 worth of copper and Oyer $2,000,000 worth of silver has been produced in Alaska . The above figures are taken from the advance chapter of a report issued by the Burvey, entitled "The Mineral De posit of Alaska and the Mining In dustry in 1913" (Bulleti, 592-A), by Alfred H. Brooks. In addition to presenting the I figures on mineral production, this ' report also summarizes the distri-j bution and occurrences of the min-j eral deposits of Alaska. It shows that gold is very widely distributed ' In the territory, that there are a j uumber of important copper depos-' Its, and also some valuable coal I fields. This publication is the j first report issued whicn covers all y the mineral deposits of the ter- j ritory of Alaska, it presents summary of the many reports deal ing with this subject in greater de tail than have been issued by the jurvey. A map accompanies the volume, showing the distribution of the mineral deposits in the terri tory. A copy of the report may be ob- I tained free on application to the | Director of the Geological survey, Washington, D. C. MARSHAL niSHOP NAMES TWO MOKE deputies 1 U. S. Marshal H. A. Bishop last j week announced the appointment of j Henry James Wallace to be deputy xiarshal at Wrangell vice W. D. ; Srant, resigned; of Martin Kildai to be deputy marshal at Peters- j auTg, vice J. C. Allen, resigned. k'AKt'TAT CANNOT HAVE DEPUTY U. S. marshal Marshal H. A. Ilishop recenty re leived a letter from Assistant At .orney General Graham denying the luthority asked by him for the ap jointmeut of a deputy marshal at Ifukutat. The letter was dated September 17, and gave as a reason .'or the denying of the request that .here aro no funds available from ;ha appropriations made, with which •o pay for the services of a deputy j that place. The letter stated :hat the conditions were fully ap preciated and the necessity of the >eace officer recognized but ^hat •he department was helpless in •he matter, for the reason assigned OUR STOCK OF UTZ & DUNN'S SHOES AND POMPS FOR LADIES Are now on display, and a large stock ol O'Donneil Shoes for Men. See Our Window Display of LADIES' FUR SETS A New Stock—Something We Have Never Carried Before. Look Them Over. WILL CLAYSON—Clothier the alask salmon pack TOTAL 3,000,000 CASES Section Cases Southeastern Alaska .. 1,501,000 Central Alaska .. .. 686,000 Bering Sea 1,000,000 Total 3,086,000 According to the estimates of cannery men engaged in the business in Alaska the total salmon pack for ail Alaska for the season of 1S14 will exceed three million cases and be dlstributd from the different sections of the territory about an the foregoing statement Indicates. While Southeastern Alaska will furnish nearly half of the total, it is very probable that tb$ Baring sea pack will be mors valuable on account of It being 90 per cent choice reds, which bring a higher price in the market. The run was much batter than last year except In the southern end of the Southeastern Alaska dis trict, and the run of reds w»s hot ter in all sections. Another fa vorable circumstance for the cannery men is that there axe signs of a material increase in prices.- Nearly all those engaged in the bualn8BS are satisfied with the season's work and the prospect of marketing the product at a profit. The Bering sea pack consist# of the output of the; great plant* on Bristol bay principally, and the pro duct is all first grade and 90 per cent choice reds. Central Alaska's pack Includes the Chignik, Kodiak, Cook Inlet, and Copper river sections. The pack of Southeastern Alas ka Includes everything from Yaku tat, south and east to the Canadian boundary. ! The perc&ntage of reds taken in Central and Southeastern Alaska is greater this season than at any time within the past three or four years. -4 ■,, ,, COLLECTORS' CONFERENCE TltOVED VERY SUCCESSFUL Writing from Washington, Col lector of Customs JohQ F. Pugh, says the Collectors' conference at New York was very successful. Theru were 87 persons present, in cluding the collectors from 49 dls tricts, department chiefs, and a delegation from the New York customs office, at the head of ivhich was Collector of Customs Dud ley Field Malone. Assistant Sao retary of the Treasury Petrs w«a al so present. Mr. Pugh was In Washington, Sep tember 23, and expected to remain there a week, and then leave for home via New Orleans and Los Angeles.