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Another Wood Working
Factory Planed for Juneau
The Juneau Construction Company
has leased the old Stevenson foundry
and blacksmith shop situated on the
Franklin street end of the People's
wharf, and will convert the old build
ings into a planing mill and cabinet
shop. The machinery is nearly all
here and is rapidly being installed
and the construction company will
soon be doing all of its own mill
work right in Juneau. Tlu* company
has also leased tlie big Stevenson grid
iron at the rear of the property and
will begin building launches and
small boats during the winter.
The construction company also pro
pose driving a row of piles along both
sides of the big gridiron and will then
be able to dry-dock and repair boats
as large as the steamer Georgia. Here
tofore vessels of this size have had
to be hauled up onto the beach when
repairs were necessary.
Wilson's Gettysburg
Speech is Masterpiece
President Woodrow Wilson's Get
tysburg speech, deliver to the vet
erans of tlie Union and Confederacy,
last Friday, will take place among the
classics of American speeches. The
speech follows:
Friends and Fellow-Citizens:
I need not. tell you what the battle
of Gettysburg meant. These gallant
men in blue and gray sit all about
us here. Many of them met here up
on this ground iu grim and deadly
struggle. Upon these famous fields
and hillsides their comrades died
about them. In their presence it were
an impertinance to discourse upon
how the battle went, how it ended,
what it signified; but fifty years have
gone by since then, and 1 crave the
privilege of speaking to you for a few
minutes of what those fifty years have
What have they meant? They have
meant p*-ace and union and vigor, and
the maturity and might of a great na
How wholesome and healing the
peace has been! We have found one
another attain as brothers and com
rades in arms, enemies no longer, gen
erous friends rather, our battles long
past, the (inarrel forgotten ? except
tlrat we shall not forget the splendid
valor, the many devotion of the men
arrayed against one another, now
grasping hands and smiling into each
others' eyes. How complete the Union
has become, and how dear to all of lis,
how unquestioned, how benign and ma
jestic, as state after state has been
added to this, our great family of free
How handsome the vigor, the matur
, ity, the might of the great nation we
love with undying heart! How confi
dent and full of promise that life will
be wrought out that will crown its
strength with gracious justice and
with a happy welfare that will touch
all alike with deep contentment? We
are debtors to those fifty crowded
years; they have made us heirs to a
' mighty heritage.
Task Not Yet Finished.
Hut do we deem the nation complete
and finished? These venerable men
crowding here to this famous field
have set us a great example of devo
tion and utter sacrifice. They were wil
ling to die that the people might live.
But their task is done. Their day is
turned into evening. They look to us
to perfect what they established. Their
work is handed on to us. to be done in
another way, but not in another spirit.
Our day is not over: it is upon us in
full tide.
(Continued to Page Three.!
The delegates to the Grand Camp
of the Arctic Brotherhood that are
in session in this city are confident l
that order will result from chaos as
a result of the present meeting. The
meetings thus far have been largely
devoted to conferences on the good of
the order. The report of the Grand
Arcitc Chief was presented hy Gov.!
J. F. A. Strong, who holds that office,
yesterday afternoon. The committees
were all given more time in which to
report, except the cdedentials commit
tee the report of which was approved.
Gov. J. F. A. Strong as Grand Arc
tie Chief, addressed the delegates.
The speech was enthusiastically ap
plauded. and it encouraged the dele
gates in the work they are trying to ,
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G. F. Kilroy, newspaper man, who j
has been mining for the last several
years in the Iditarod, is a visitor in.
Juneau. He is waiting here for Mrs.
Kilroy, who has been visiting at Skag
way. When she arrives they will
leave for the South and visit with rel
atives of Mr. Kilroy in Montana. Be
for becoming an Alaska miner, Mr.
Kilroy was a newspaper writer in
Montana, where he was employed on
the Butte Evening News, and later in
Seattle on the Post-Intelligencer. He
was employed as a newspaper man
for many years in South Africa.
Mr. Kilroy recently sold his min
ing interests in the Iditarod country,
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Frank A. Black, a Seattle capital
ist and former Mayor of that city,
arrived 011 the Al-Ki yesterday eve
ning accompanied by M. B. Stevens,
who is his guest on the trip North.
Mr. Black is one of the owners of the
Northland Steamship Company than
owns the Al-Ki and Northland. He al
so is heavily interested in the Seat
tle Hardware Company, of which he
was one of the organizers and the first
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D. W. Terwilliger, the well-known
commercial agent, returned from Sit
ka on the City of Seattle.
The delegates to the Arctic Brother
hood Grand Camp, that is in session at
Jnneau, were guests of Gov. and Mrs.
J. F. A. Strong last night. With the
delegates were members of the order
from various sections of Alaska. An
impromptu program was rendered and
refreshments served. Most of the eve
ning was spent in telling "sourdough"
stories .and relating reminiscences of
Alaska pioneer days.
Judge H. B. LeFevre, of Skagway,
sang character songs in Chinook and
read some of Sam Dunahm's poems;
fl. F. Kilroy, of Iditarod, sang Irish
character songs and told amusing an
ecdotes. and Mrs. Strong entertained
her guests with selections on the pi
There were about 2?> persons pres
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'Ihe fishing industry of Alaska will
be told in picture form. W. H. Case,
the photographer and curio dealer of
Juneau, and C. L. Andrews have
formed a combination to make pic
tures of all phases of that industry in
Southeastern Alaska. Mr. Andrews
will leave tomorrow on a gas launch,
and will make a totir of the canner
ies and fishing grounds. He will get
views of the canneries, of men at
work on the fishing boats, of the fish
packs, and other interesting things
about the business. Not only will he
secure views, but he will take mo
tion pictures of the iron chink at
work, of men brailing the fish traps
and nets and at the other lines of
work. The purpose is to illustrate
the fishing industry in Alaska so com
pletely that the pictures will tell
those that see them all that can be
learned about it without actual ex
perience among the fisheries.
Mr. Case and Mr. Andrews will, al
so, similarly illustrate the mining in
dustry of Southeastern Alaska.
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Mr. Jackson, president and general
manager of I-owman & Hanford's, of
Seattle, is a round trip passenger on
the Jefferson, making his first visit to
Alaska. Mr. Jackson is an old time
friend of B. M. Behrends. of Juneau.
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At three o'clock this afternoon the
following nine had been accepted as
jurors in the MacDonlad case:
Frank Harvey ? Grocery clerk.
Peter Schrammen ? Laborer.
E. V. Sherman ? Carpenter and con
Fred Handy ? Teamster.
J. S. Molloy? Civil engineer.
Al. Ranier ? Hotel keeper.
J. W. Rummell ? Steamship clerk.
A. J. Ficken ? Manager, Frye Bruhn.
H. L. Dott.
A. H. Motte ? Laborer.
A. J. Ficken, the twelfth venire
man called and examined, revised
Blackstone this morning. According
to the provisions of the early Knglish
law, as related by Mr. Ficken, butch
ers could not serve on juries, because,
since it was their daily duty to shed
blood, they lacked those human sen
timents that even a juror in a murder
case should possess. So, although 11
jurors had been examined ahead of
him, he was the first venireman whose
views in opposition to capital punish
ment threatened to exclude him from
the jury box. But further examina
tion by Senator Piles disclosed the
| fact that he did believe that there
I were cases so astrocious that hang
ing might be all right, and the prose
cution passed him.
After considering the matter all
last night, the defense announced its'
readiness to acept venirman A. B.
Ferguson, a placer operator from the
interior, who stated yesterday after
noon that he had interests on Flat
cret'k. and that he intended to return
there. He was just as promptly
challenged premptorily by the prose
cution, making three for the govern
ment. out of its total of ten. H. A.
Hurlbutt having been challenged by
the prosecution late yesterday after
When the name of H. S. Sokoloff
was drawn by the clerk, and Mr. Sok
oloff had taken his place in the box.
the attorneys for the prosecution an
nounced that one of their number had
very fully discussed the case with
him. Simon Hellenthal said that he
had received information that Soko
loff had knowledge which would make
his a witness in the case, and had
talked the matter over very thorough
ly with him at that time. This was
long prior to his being drawn on the
, jury. It was agreed by the attor
, neys on both sides that this conver
sation probably disqualified him, and
lie may be said to be the first man so
far excused by general consent.
John Johnson is a fisherman, a min
er, a prospector and a launchman. He
stated that he had heard some con
versation about the case and about the
I defendant, and the conversation had
made some impression on him. He
believed that he could disregard this
! impression, and try the case fairly
j according to the evidence, and there
was a failure to lay ground for chal
lenge for cause. The defense, how
ever. very quickly challenged him pre
]. j. st. i lair announced inai ne
was under the sgurgeon's care for
deafness, and was excused by the
court. E. D. Beattie, a printer, ad
mitted that he had a very pronounced
opinion, and said that he knew he
would not make a fair juror, and was
excused for cause. L. A. Moore said
that, he would not like to be tried by
a juror in the same frame of a mind
as he was, and the challenge by the
defense was not resisted by the pros
Milton Both well was the last jur
or on the stand before noon. He con
fessed a pronoun?ed prejudice. He
said he had talked to Harry Sterling
and to some other witnesses. When
he was asked if he would be willing
to be tried for murder by twelve men
; who look upon the juror and the jur
or's case as the juror looked upon
the defendant and the defandant's.
case, and he answered emphatically,
"I certainly would," thereby rather
strongly indicating on which side his
I prejudices lay.
A1 Rainer was probably the most a
stranger of any venirman who had
been examined up to noon today. He
had been in town but two weeks, com
ing here from the vicinity of Ruby,
he said, where he hay kept a hotel.
Both defenses and the prosecution
were satisfied with him.
J. W. Rummell, chief clerk of the
Alaska Steamship company, was eas
ily satisfactory to both sides of the
case, and was readily accepted.
Nineteen of the fifty jurors who ap
peared yesterday morning had been
disposed of at noon today. Of these
four were excused at their own re
quest, four by the court on challenge
for cause, one by the defense and
three by the prosecution.
After the noon recess today, the
procedings began to show results
morerapidly, and there is every indica
Pittsburg Bankrupts had
Spent Money in Idaho
BOISE, July 9. ? The Pittsburgh
capitalists, whose failure caused the
collapse o? two Pittsburgh banks and
a trust company yesterday, had in
vested $16,000,000 in an irrigation and
power plant enterprise in this State
under the reclamation act. The pro
jects of the enterprise in this State
would mean the reclamation of 500,
000 acres of land when the work was
Bad Banking Caused Failures.
WASHINGTON, July 10.? Secretary
of the Treasury McAdoo says the fail- 1
ure of the First and Second National 1
Banks at Pittsburgh was caused by
bad banking, and that other Pitts
burgh banks are in good condition, '
and that the banking situation general
ly is good.
Jackling, Bradley and
Janney Reach Juneau
Col. D. C. Jackling, of San Fran
cisco, vice-president and large stock
holder in the Alaska-Gastineau Min
ing Company, accompanied by G. O.
Bradley, consulting engineer, F. G.
Jnnney. manager of mills for the Utah
Copper Company, and H. B. Tooker, j
secretary to Col. Jackling, arrived on
I the Alameda last night for the pur
i pose of inspecting the properties at
Juneau and vicinity of the Alaska- j
Gastineau company, and assisting 1
President and General Manager B. L.
Thane, of that company, to finally de
termine the character of the ore re
duction plants and the size of them j
that shall be installed.
This morning Col. Jackling, Mr.
Bradley and Mr. Janney, accompanied
by President B. L. Thane, Mill De- I
signer Charles Bruff, Assistant Mana- 1
ger J. H. Whipple and Engineer H. L. J
Wollenberg left for Sheep creek to
inspect the works at that place. They \
will return this afternoon.
Tomorrow the same officers of the
Ala8ka-C.astinoau company will visit |
Salmon creek, where the big dam and :
power plant are being constructed, .
and they will visit the Perseverance
mine in Silver Bow basin Saturday.
Saturday evening, the party will leave
for Kensington where they will visit
the company's properties that are lo
cated at that place.
Col. Jackling, Mr. Bradley and Mr.
Janney will return to Seattle on the
Alameda next week. Col. Jackling
has promised to be a guest in the
Queen City during the Potlatch there.
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Jcolla Wells, treasurer or the Demo
| cratic National Committee and form
er .Mayor of St. Louis, accompanied
| by Mrs. Wells and their daughters,
Misses Jane and Isabella Wells, is
a Juneau visitor today. He is one
j of the leading business men and cap
1 italists of St. Louis, and has been
prominent in its commercial, finan
cial and political affairs for many j
years. He said today that he is hav
ing a very interesting trip to Alas
Mr. Wells was drafted to serve the ;
; Democratic National Committee last
| year as treasurer, and it is admitted |
i by all that was connected with the 1
caimpaign that he handled the funds
in a manner that marked his admin
istration as an unusual one. It was
the first campaign ever conducted un- j
der the corrupt policies act, and Mr.
Wells' report has been highly com
I mended as meeting all the require
ments uf the law.
The national committee expended
$1,100,000 ? during the campaign last
I year, and all of the money passed
through the hands of Mr. Wells. Most
of the money was distributed among
i the various State committees, each
of which were required to provide
him with itemized statements of the
manner of their expenditure.
Mr. Wells called on Gov. J. F. A.
| Strong today, and was a visitor at
The Empire office.
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The American flag was raised again
yesterday at the summit of White
I Pass. It was discovered that the hal
yards on the staff that stands at the
| international boundary line, opposite I
the Canadian flag pole, had rotted
and had to be replaced before Old
Glory could wave alongside the Ca
f nadian ensign that has had the field
all to itself this year. Thomas Tur
tle, a sailor on the Spokane, was tak- !
en to the summit by the Spokane'n
excursionists, and he climbed the
staff and rigged the halyards that had
been provided. Then the Stars and
Stripes were flung to the breeze.
The excursionists contributed a
purse of $35 that was given to the
sailor lad that had saved the day for
the Star Spangled Banner.
tion that the full panel may be secured
by the time the adjournment hour Is
reached. Between 1 o'clock and
3 o'clock this afternoon Jack Lindsay
and Lock Mulligan were pre-emptor
ily challenged by the prosecution; C. i
W. Fries was challenged for con- '
sciencious scruples against capital |
punishment, J. W. Bell and J. A. j
McKanna confessed preconceived and
fixed opinions, and H. L. Dott was ac
; cepted by both sides.
The Pacific Coast Steamship Com
pany's excursion steamship Spokane
arrived in port at noon today and
will sail for the South at 9 o'clock this
evening. She has 162 round trip pas
sengers, among them many people of
The Spokane has had good weather
during most of the trip and for the
first time this year called at Muir
glacier, where most of the passengers
landed and secured an excellent view
ofa live glacier in action.
Among the notable people on the
Spokane, probably the most disting
uished is former Mayor Rolla Wells,
of St. Louis, treasurer of the Demo
cratic national committee. Others
are W. S. Jones, one of the editors of
the Minneapolis Journal; Wilmer At
kinson, a Philadelphia journalist, and
his; W. J. Prout, formerly of the
North, and Hrs. Prout, the latter a
sister of Col. Goethals, who is at the
head of the Panama canal work: Theo
dore J. Richardson, the painter, and
many others.
Mrs. Mary E. Hart says the Alaska
Cruise Club now numbers more than
800 persons among its numbers.
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Among the many passengers of note
on board the steamship Alameda on
her present trip is Miss Mary Elenier
O'Donnell, who edits the Women's
Page of the Chicago Tribune. "The
World's Greatest Newspaper." Miss
O'Donnell writes the "High Cost of
Living" department for her page in
the Tribune, telling how to reduce
the cost of housekeeping. Accom
panying Miss O'Donnell are three oth
er young ladies on the staff of the Tri
bune. They are Miss Mary King, Miss
Erna and Miss Louise Gertz, all writ
ers for the Sunday edition of the Tri
bune. The ladies decided to make the
Alaska trip because of the glowing ac
counts given them by Mr. Kelly, the
managing editor of the Tribune, who
came North a year ago, and his in
sistance that they make it. Miss O'
Donnell is suffering from a nervous
breakdown due to overwork, and Mr.
Kelly urged hor to take a trip to Alas
ka to recuperate. The other young la
dies are accompanying her on a pleas
ure trip.
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Judge R. W. Jennings left on the
Alameda for Valdez from which port
he will sail as presiding judge of the
floating court July 15th.
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Dr. Robert Simpson, eye specialist,
arrive on the Jefferson from Sitka, and
will be at the office of Dr. Harrison ;
for one week. Eyes fitted promptly '
with the right kind of glasses. 1
Servians Win After
Losing 11000 Men
VIENNA, July 8. ? The Servian
forces at Katcpana won the bloodiest
battle in modern times when they
routed the Bulgarian forces early this
morning after two days' fighting. The
victory, while decisive, was won at a
terrible cost. Out of 15,000 Servian
troops that went into action. 11,000
were either killed or wounded, leav- 1
ing 4,000, or less than 30 per cent, to
escape unscathed.
Whole Companies Destroyed.
LONDON, July 8. ? The fighting be
tween the Servians and Bulgarians at
Katcpana is represented by the news
paper correspondents whose stories
of it are coming in to the London pa
pers as terrific. The Unitarian artil
lery wrought awful have*- with charg
ing Servian batalliana. In many in
stances whole companies were com
pletely destroyed. In their flight the
Bulgarians lost their artillery and
most of their accoutrement.
BEIXJRADK, July 9. ? Nine hatal
lions of Bulgarians that invaded Ser
via at Knikevaz, were entirely anni
hilated in Seapetsar pass yesterday.
Th?- news of the lighting has caused
tremendous enthusiasm here.
Preparations Under Way
for Battle at Juarez
EL PASO, July 9. ? Preparations are
under way for the rebel attack on Ju
arez that has been promised for so
long. The rebel Gen. Pancho with 1,
200 men is at a villa near by and
says that he is ready to march against
Juarez. He is awaiting the arrival of
several pieces of field artillery from
Augua I'rieta.
The Federals at Juarez are building
fortifications and stringing Itarbed
wire entanglements about the city.
LOS ANGELES, July 9? Bud An
derson, the prizefighter, is seriously , 4
ill and may die as the result of his
fight with Leach Cross at Los Ange t
les. v
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LONDON, July 9. ? Suffragettes yes
terday burned and plundered the home
of Sir William P. Leor. The loss will
amount to many thousands of dollars.
Several arrests have been made.
' 1
SEATTLE, July 9. ? The next meet
ing of the National Convention of I
Carities Convention will be held at I
Memphis in 1914. That was decided
at this place yesterday.
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The Al-Ki arrived last night at 7
o'clock and sailed again three hours '
later. She had the following passen- *
gers for Juneau:
M. B. Stevens, Frank D. Black, Mrs '
Sloan, L. Buckley, Mrs. Thos. 11. Ash '
by, Chas. T. Ashbv, Edw. L Ashbv, (
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Miss Inez Ashby, H. L. Stockman. E. !
C. Ritzier, P. A. Anderson, Mrs. P. A '
Anderson, J. F. Chamberlain. F. L. '
Larson, Dr. J. L. Myers, and Geo. s
Bayers, and six steerage.
The Al-Ki took the following pas- '
sengers from Juneau:
Mrs. J. S. Anderson, D. F. Leach.;
Fred C.eiger, Mrs. Geiger, F. W. Lamb. '
Mrs. A. Olsen, J. F. Smith, P. Jacobs.
Helen Grant, C. S. Sagger, W. J. Ryan.
F. Muna, Mrs. M. J. Benedictsson, (
Miss Inez Benedictsson, John Schnell. J
Frank Nessely, Robert Proctor, G. H. ' 1
Brown, Chas. Wood, John Anderson. s
and 16 steerage.
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The Alameda sailed for the West
ward at 8 a. m. today with the fol
lowing passengers:
For Cordova ? Nathaniel Greene
Miss Dorothy Greene and Mr. and Mrs
W. E. Hendricks.
For Skagway ? J. Frederick John
son, Mrs. E. A. McKenna and Mrs
K. A. McKenna.
For Valdez ? Judge R. W. Jennings
For Seward ? J. R. Guerin.
For Ohignik ? H. R. Orowther. J
Frank Warren and Earl P. Wilson.
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Nineteen women were prostrated
from the heat while ironing with the i
old-fashioned flatiron. They could
have done twice the work wtih an '
electric iron and not "got tired."
We are selling electric flatirons that
ar guaranteed for ten years, at $2.2f>
each. I <
Alaska Electric Light A. Power Co. i
Third and Franklin sts. 6t. j I
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ROCHESTER, X. Y? July 8? The
9th annual convention of the Benev
il^nt and Protective Order of Elks
net at this place yesterday and were
veleomed by Gov. William Sulzer. of
<ew York. The Governor was warm
y greeted. There is an immense
rowd h?*re, and the session will be
t great success.
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LOS ANGELES, July h. I*. H. Rose,
ormerly police justice of this city,
s now mayor of lx?s Angeles. He was
naugurated today. The new council
:oiu>ists of nine members, all of them
ion-partisan except one. and he is a
Lauterbach Caught
In Bad Game
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WASHINGTON, July 8. ? Edward
-auterbach, the New York lawyer,
onfessed today before the Senate lob
>y investigating commitee, that he
tad at different times rt-presented to
^ewis Cass Ledyard. attorney for J.
Morgan & Company, that he was
he personal representative of Speak
r Champ Clark. Senalot vV. J.
Stone and other prominent members
if the Senate and House of Repre
letatives. unauthorized by them to
iay that he could help New York bank
ers and brokers in preventing invee
igations that would do injury to bus
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LONDON. July 8.? The will of Sir
fohn Murray Scott, leaving a fortune
>f $5,000,000 to Lady Sackville. was
iustained by the judge before whom
he will was being contested by heirs
it law of deceased.
WASHINGTON, July 8.? Frederic
"oulter Penfield, of Pennsylvania, was
oday appointed American ainbassa
lor to Austria-Hungary.
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WASHINGTON, July 8.? The nom
nation of Jeremiah Neterer, of Bel
ingham. Washington, was finally
ransmitted to the Senate yesterday,
le was named for the post of district
udge for Western Washington.
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QUINCY, Til., July 9. ? Ray P. Fan
"hmid was sentenced to hang yester
lay on October 18th for the murder of
his father, mother and sister.

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