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VOL. III.. NO. 847. JNEAU, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, DEC. 31, 191:*. r J CENTS - - . - - - ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? '' ? ? ? ? . . PROTECTION AGAINST UNCHARTED ROCKS IS ASKED Juneau holds Attention of Whole Mining World The Wall Street News Letter, pub lished by the great New YorK, Boston and Chicago brokerage firm of Thomp son, Towle & Co., contains the follow ing leading article on Juneau gold mining development: "Probably no developments in gold mining in the world in the past few , years have attracted such general at tention as those in progress in the vi cinity of Juneau, Alaska, where work is now under way by different compan ies to treat on a gigantic scale the low grade ores of this belt. "By far the best known of the new developments is that carried on by the Alaska Gold Mines Co., which now has in the process of construction a 6,000-ton mill, which later will prob ably be enlarged to at least 20,-000 tons. Parties returning from Juneau state that at this property the big con struction program is being carried out oil scheduled time and that the com pany should be ready for operations by the close of next year. "Another important development on this belt is that of the Alaska-Juneau, which property adjoins the Alaska Gold Mines. This property will be the first of the big mines lying on the north of Gastineau channel to begin operation, and the first unit of the plant will be placed in commission this winter. The conditions under which this company will operate are similar to those at the! Alaska Gold Mines, and the results will , be watched with interest. "When Alaska Gold was first brought out in the summer of 1912, the esti- 1 mate of the company's engineers that 1 a total cost of mining and milling of 75 cents per ton would be realized, evoked considerable comment. "In a recent article published in the , 'Mining and Scientific Press' on the Alaska-.Tuneau, by the well-known en gineer F. W. Bradley, much light is thrown upon the mining and milling in the form of quartz stringers. The 1 quartz being more friable than the 1 methods to which these low-grade ores will be subjected, as well as the eco- ( nomical advantages of operating these deposits as compared with the Alaska Treadwell and other properties on Douglas island. Below we give some of the most salient features of this ar ticle. "In mining the ores a combination of the Douglas island method with the caving system developed in the Alas ka Gold property will be followed, and it is expected that at least 100 tons of broken ore per machine-drill shift will be possible as against an average of 31 tons at the Douglas island mine. The Alaska-Juneau ore is much easier to drill than that of Douglas island, and powder consumption will be less. Moreover, the ore crumbles when brok en, thus doing away with the expense of blasting the larger pieces in the \ stopes. The ore will be dropped by j gravity to the main tunnels and hauled ! to the mills which are located at tide water. "In thf> milling of the ores, experi-j mental work has demonstrated that the mill feed can be profitably enriched by sorting out and roughing out the waste. This is made possible by the occurrence of the gold in the ore. While the slate and metagabbro each carry from 25 cents to 85 cents per ton. most of the recoverable gold is slate and breaks into smaller pieces in crushing and the waste is eliminated passing over the trummel. It is esti mated that 20% of the waste rock will be rejected in the crushing house. Hand-sorting of the waste material will be resorted to on belts to prevent any substantial amount of ore being lost in this way. Regarding the recoveries and total cost of production, Mr. Bradley states that it is expected that an average re covery of $1.45 per ton will be ob tained from the entire vein. On a basis of 6?000 tons treated per day, the cost will not exceed 80 cents per ton, and figure will be greatly reduced when eventually handling 12,000 tons per day. Comparative figures are shown, giving the total costs at the Alaska Juneau compared with those being ob tained at the Douglas island properties. The average cost at the latter is $1.40 per ton. It is principally in the min ing of the ore that the great saving will be effected, the cost at the Ju neau property being 40 cents per ton for development, stoping, underground and surface tramming, hoisting and pumping, as against 95 cents at Doug- ! has island. It is estimated that a sav ing of 5 cents per ton will be effected in milling cost, this figure placed at ' EIGHT DIE IN NEW YORK FIRE NEW YORK, Dec. 31.? Eight per sons perished in a fire in a Monroe ? street tenement house last night. Many , more were severely injured. There were many harrowing incidents in con nction with the fire, and sonje of the escapes were miraculous. SEC RETARY DAVIDSON TAKING IN MONEY i The force at the office of Territorial Secretary Charles E. Davidson's of fice has been busy taking in money for annual corporation license fees for sev eral days past. After January 1st a penalty attaches to delinquents. The j provision reads: "Every corporation incorporated un der the laws of this Territory and ev ery corporation having its articles of incorporation on file in the office of the Secretary of the Territory of Alaska ( shall, on or before the first day of j January of each and every year, pay j to the Secretary of the Territory of Alaska, for the use of the Territory, the following license fees: Every cor poration having a capital stock, $15." The filing fee of any corporation is $25, and for filing amendatory or sup plemental articles, the fee is $10. Sec tion 13 provides that "this act shall not apply to domestic corporations or ganized for religious, fraternal, scien tific, benevolent, social, charitable, or educational purposes, or to foreign corporations organized for like pur poses, when not engaged in this Ter ritory in the loaning of money or the conducting of any other business pur suits for profit." NEW YEAR'S DINNER AT ALASKA GRILL The Alaska Grill, Thomas Radonich proprietor, Juneau's pioneer first class restaurant, will serve an elaborate New Year's dinner tomorrow. The fol lowing is the menu: Olvmpia Oyster Cocktail 25 Shrimp Salad 25 Soup Consomme A La Reine Creme Portugaise Fish King Salmon Saute Menmeire 35 ' Fried Fillet of Sole Francaise .... 35 Boiled Halibut, Egg Sauce 35 Boiled. Boiled Beef Tongue, Florentine ... 45 Ham, Au Maderia Sauce 50 Entrees Lamb Stew, Purtaniere 35 Braised Sirloin of Beef, Macaroni . 35 Breaded Veal Cutlets, with Peas . . 50 Pineapple Fritter, Fruit Sauce 15 , Spaghetti, Italienne 35 Roast Young Turkey, with Cranberry Sauce 75 Mallard Duck, Cumberland 50 Prime Ribs of Beef, Au Jus 50 Chicken with Dressing 5,0 Vegetables Mashed, Baked, Boiled and Sweet Potatoes. Garden Peas Dessert English Plum Pudding, Brandy Sauce 10 Peach, A I^a Conde 10 Apple, Mince, Custard, Cranberry and Pumpkin Pie * 10 Extras Half Spring Chicken, Maryland ... 75 Lamb Chops, Parisienne 50 Paprika Schnitzel 70 Fresh Eastern Oysters 50 Asparagus Tips on Toast 50 Corn on the Cob 25 Tomatoes, 25; Celery, 25; Lettuce. 25, and Cucumbers, 25. Assorted Fruits and Nuts Imported and Domestic Cheese Coffee Royale o ? o ? o GOVERNOR'S OFFICE SEEKS J. D. NICKELL Inquiry has been received at the of fice of the Governor of Alaska concern ing the whereabouts of J. D. Nickell, who was at Juneau when last heard from in January, 1913. He spent the seasons of 1911 and 1912 with a U. S. Geological Survey party in Alaska. Any information concerning the where about of Mr. Nickell should be com municated to the Governor. The in formation is desired for a brother of Mr. Nickell. 20 cents as aganist 25 cents at Doug las island." LIND TO CONFER WITH PRESIDENT VERA CRUZ, Mex, Dec. 31.? Special American Envoy John Ltnd sailed last night aboard the scout cruiser Chester for Passchristian, Miss., to make a complete report to President Woodrow Wilson on the Mexican situation. He is making the trip at the request of the President. Battle Rages at Ojinaga. PRESIDIO, Tex., Dec. 31.? The bat tle of Ojinaga continues with un abated fury. The Constitutionalists are pressing the beleagured city from every side except that toward the j American border. The Federals, after : they were refused the opportunity to retreat into American soil returned to the battle and are putting up a ter- ] rific defense to the onslaught of the j confident State troops. FISHING INDUSTRY MUST HE CONSERVED ? o~o ? Henry O. Smith, federal fish com missioner for Alaska, has completed compiling statistics of the fisheries of 1 Alaska, and has concluded that it is absolutely necessary to take some steps to conserve the industry. Mr. Smith has been making a cruise on the fishing boat Osprey and has left deputies E. P. Walker and Fred Gray in charge of the boat to finish inspecting private hatcheries. He is i now awaiting orders from his chief at Washington, D. C. Mr. Smith's report will show that , 14,000,000 pounds of salmon was taken from Alaskan waters this year. The : quantity for the entire coast amounts | to 50,000,000 pounds. There are 200 boats engaged in the fishing business in Alaska. The halibut banks, as well as the salmon streams of Southeastern, he says, are being rapidly depleted. The halibut banks near Yakutat help ed to keep up the year's output, and j there are great possibilities for large halibut banks near Cordova. Very lit- 1 tie is known about the habits of the halibut and the best practical maens for conserving this industry, but the federal officials are now making a study of the subject with a view of making recommendations. The scope of duties assumed by the various officials in this department have been rapidly increased to cover all phases, also those of fur animals, until the necessity arises for syste- j matic work and closer inspection. Mr. Smith says the larger companies them selves fully realize the necessity of conserving the fish supply, and are co-operating with the fish commission , ers with a view of providing the best : practical remedy. The utilization of offals for fertilizer, and the saving of all waste products is one of the first steps. Private and federal hatcheries i are accomplishing a good work for propogating salmon, but, he says, ob- j structions such as dams and fishtraps i in spawning streams should be abol ished. At the Fortman private hatch ery this year, with a capacity of 115,- 1 000,000 eggs, but 10,000,000 salmon eggs were caught, owing to the light run of salmon. The government hatchery , at Yes bay did better, having secured , 49,000,000 eggs, its capacity being 70, 00,000. O ? 0 ? o MOST CURIOUS NUGGET EVER SEEN IN THE NORTH ? o? o ? William Ferguson, at the Hotel Cain, has one of the most curious gold nug gets probably ever seen in Alaska. It is in the shape of a small sourdough hotcake, about four inches across and a quarter of an inch thick and valued at over $400. It belongs to Charles and Way Bow ker, who came recently to Juneau from the Koyukuk, and who are now resting 1 up at the Tenakee hot springs. The i nugget was taken from their claim two feet from bedrock in the gravel. On reaching bedrock with a hole they did not even find a color, but drifted a couple of feet and came across the sol- j id slug of gold. They found several smaller nuggets. The big nugget, however, is extra finely grained and the edges are round j and worn smooth as though subjected to considerable glacial action. It looks as though it were melted from a furnace, and one cannot help won dering how many other slugs of gold of varying sizes may have been smelt ed by Nature at the same time and where they may be deposited at the present time. The Koyukuk seems to be the home of nuggets and pockets and possibly some day it may prove even as rich as the reports that caused the first stampede before the magic word Klondike made its history. o ? o ? o KRIGBAUM DRAYING CO.? Hauls anything. Coal delivered. Phone 79. Barn 3906. 12-1-tf. SCION Of GRANT WED LAST JULY HAKRISBURG, Pa., Dec.. 31? H?. VV. A. Pennypracker this morning an nounced the marriage of her daughter, Lillian, to Lieut. Chapman Grant, grandson of the late President Ulysses S. Grant, which occurred July 22 last. Lieut. Chapman Grant is stationed with his company at Fort Clark, Tex. Mrs. Grant Reticent. WASHINGTON,. > Dec. 31. ? Mrs. Grant, whose son married Miss Lillian Pennypracker, of Harrisburg, Pa., last July, is reticent about the delayed an nouncement of the wedding, but says he made no announcement of it at the , time for fear that It would interfere with his efforts to Becure a commis sion. o ? o ? o WRANGELL PROSPEROUS, DECLARES RESIDENT W. D. Grant, the deputy United States marshal stationed at Wrangell, arrived in the city with a prisoner on the Jefferson, and returned on the same boat. He declared that Wrangell is pros perous and the residents are satisfied with the volume of business. The peo ple there have evry faith that Wrangell will in time reap a much larger trade from the surrounding mining district. It is the gateway for supplying the Sti kine river country and the mining in that section is growing annually. WIFE SEEKS KNOWLEDGE OF FRANZ SLADOSKI Y Mrs. Christina Sladoskiy, General Delivery, Easton, Pa., desires informa tion concerning her husband, Franz Sladoskiy. Writing to The Empire , she says: "Information wanted concerning I Franz Sladoskiy, living or dead. His wife will appreciate any information concerning him." o ? o? o BIG ATTRACTION AT THE GRAND NEW YEAR'S ? o-o ? "Altar of Death," most exciting, 2- j reel feature ever produced by the Kay i Ree. This is an educational feature. j A Civil War story, you will see the terrible battles, smoke and fire! This J picture will touch your feelings. "Altar of Death," beautifully colored 1 and full of action. This picture costs hundreds of dollars to produce. Re- j member that this is a special feature, ; and we guarantee it. Resides two other selected reels to match our splendid program. Rring the children. o ? o ? o FIRE EQUIPMENT PLACED IN CITY HALL TODAY From now on the City Hall will be the central station for the fire de partment of Juneau. The equipment : was placed in its new quarters today. Tf RHINE WHEEL COMES FOR ALASKA-JUNEAU The big 1000-h. p. Curtis turbine wheel arrived on the Delhi and was unloaded at the Alaska-Juneau wharf. It will be installed in the power house of the company at this place, and will be used to supplement the hydro-elec tric power of the company in the oper- i ation of the mills and other operations of the mine. - - - AT THE ORPHEUM THEATRE TONIGHT. "At Napoleon's Command," that magnificent, 2-reel photo, war drama, staged with the splendor of exquisitely gowned women and uniformed men of chivalry presenting scenes of love and strife in court and battlefield, and Na poleon at the zenith of his power, was the big attraction that pleased a large audience at the Orpheum theatre last evening. The plot is good and the interior and exterior settings are beau tiful. "The Sheriff's Brother," a Lubin drama of range life in the horse coun try, feature's Cavanaugh and Panger, two of the best cowboy star actors. "Love Through a Lens," si a good comedy of a civil engineer's love scrapes. The same bill will be repeated this -vening. Don't forget New Years night ? "As You Like It," big splendid, 3-reel at traction. And a good comedy. Children Invited to Matinee. Mrs. Spickett invites all the children of Juneau to a special matinee Satur day afternoon, January 3d, at 2:30 o' clock. o ? o ? o Good board and rooms by the day, week or month. Rates reasonable. St. George Houae, formerly the Simpson hospital. 10-3-tf MURDER AND ROBBERY IN SEATTLE'S CENTER SEATTLE, Dec. 31. ? While closing his place of business this morning S. A. Fowler, proprietor of the New York lunch, a restaurant on Second avenue in this city, was murdered and his house robbed. No clew to the ! identity of the robbers has been dis covered. I o ? O ? 0 THINK REPUBLICANS LOOK FOR DEFEAT ? o-o WASHINGTON, Dec. 31.? Democrat ic leaders in the Senate and House who have remained here to spend the vacation rather than to make the trip back to their constituents agree that one of the reasons why the Republi can National Committee did not call a special convention for next year was the belief that the Democrats will sweep the country next year in spite of anything the opposition can do, and that- an overwhelming defeat just after a recognition of the party and the adoption of a new platform would un do all that a special convention would do. These Democrats expect re-organ ization steps on the part of Republi- J cans to be taken after the next elec tion. Cummins Urges Acceptance of Plans. DES MOINES, la., Dec. 31. ? Senator A. B. Cummins, in an address before the Grant club last night, urged adher ence to the program of the National Republican committee for the reor ganization of the Republican party. He ' says the separate State conventions that will be held next year should act on the matters referred to them by the National committee, and that af ter they act the National committee can make arrangements in accord with the views of the majority. o ? o ? o NO DAILY NEWSPAPERS BE ISSUED TOMORROW Tomorrow will be a holiday. The United States cable office will observe holiday hours, and most of the other sources of news will be closed. There fore, following custom, the Juneau daily newspapers will not be issued on that day. Both papers will appear as usual Friday. o? o ? o EPISCOPAL ENTERTAINMENT IS WELL ATTENDED The annual Christmas Tree enter tainment which was held last evening in the basement of Trinity Episcopal church was a real treat in every way, and the attendance was good. Many parents and friends of the children were present. The program was well reecived and heartily enjoyed by all. The Christmas hymns were sweetly sung by the children, and the recita tions were all splendid. The pleasure of the evening was greatly enhanced by the short readings rendered by Mrs. J. V. Davis, who is an elocutionist of a high order. Santa Claus made his appearance before the conclusion of the evening's entertainment and amused both young and old. He gave each one persent a well filled bag of candy. COURT HOUSE BRIEFS. Victor Pollock was fined $10 today on the charge of assaulting H. G. Goble man in Douglas in the United States commissioner's court. He refused to pay the fine and will serve it out in jail. John Nelson was bound over to ap pear before the grand jury by Commis sioner J. B. Marshall today on the charge of selling liquor to an Indian. His bonds were fixed at $250, which he furnished. "Red" Frank Lewis was fined $50 and costs by Commissioner J. B. Mar shall today on the charge of defacing a building, which he paid. A similar charge against Al. Carlson was al lowed to go over until Saturday, when he will plead. Henry Cooman was bound over to the grand jury by Commissioner J. B. Marshall today on the charge of send ing obscene literature through the mail. His bail was fixed at $500 which he was unable to furnish. Jose Du bois, a French woman of the under world of Douglas, is the prosecuting witness. O ? o ? n SMALL BLAZE IN RESIDENCE. ? O- o ? An alarm was sounded for a small blaze this forenoon in the residence of William Burford, above Gold street. Overheated flues caused the fire which was quickly extinguished. o ? o ? o The steamer Georgia will leave for Sitka tomorrow morning at 2 o'clock. Redfield Asks Protection For Alaskan Commerce MOYER TO GO BACK WITH GUARD CHICAGO, Dec. 31. ? President Moy er, of the Western Federation of Min ers, announced yesterday that he will go back to Michigan and that he will take his brother, Chief of Police F. S. Moyer, of Boone, Iowa, with him as a bodyguard. ? o-o ? ? Garment Workers Return. PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 31. ? At a mass meeting held last night the strik ers decided to call off the garment workers' strike which has been in pro i gress since last July. Labor Leader Kills Str'kebreaker. DECATUR, 111., Dec. 31.? Carl Pier son, editor of the Illinois Strike Bulle tin, published at Clinton, last night shot and fatally injured Tony Musser, a strike breaker in the Illinois Central shops. He was placed under arrest. SCHMIDT JURY FAILS TO AGREE ON VERDICT fV o NEW YORK, Dec. 31. ? The jury that tried the case against Rev. Hans Schmidt, accused of the murder of Anna Aumuller, disagreed yesterday and was discharged. LEGISLATORS GUILTY OF ACCEPTING BRIBES ? o-o ? CHARLESTON, W. Va., Dec. 31. ? Five members of the West Virginia Legislature are guilty of accepting bribes to vote for Col. William Sey mour Edwards, Republican, in the last Senatorial election according to a re- ! port of the joint committee of the two houses of the Legislature filed last night. COLI) WAVeTsWEEPS OVER WESTERN EUROPE ? o? o ? PARIS, Dec. 31. ? Intense cold the like of which has not been experienced in a decade prevails in France, Spain and Portugal. It has caused intense suffering and numerous deaths. CONDEMNED NEGRO ADMITS ANOTHER MURDER o~o SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 31. ? Burr L. Harris, a Negro sentenced to hang for the murder of Mrs. Rebecca Cray, Christian Science practitioner, has confessed to the murder of C. E. Pendell, a wealthy Los Angeles dia mond dealer, who was killed last Jan uary. CONSPIRATORS PUT TO DEATH BY JAPS ? o ? o ? j TOKYO, Dec. 31. ? Fourteen Formo so conspirators were executed at Tai hoku, Formosa, yesterday. It is al leged that all of those put to death were in a conspiracy to overthrow the rule of Japan on the island. LANE WANTS RADIUM LANDS WITHDRAWN WASHINGTON, Dec. 31.? Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane pro posed the withdrawal of all lands of the public domain that is suspected of containing radium withdrawn from en try of any kind. CONFESSED MURDERER MAY MISS GALLOWS ? o? o ? LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31. ? Judge Crnig of the Superior court yesterday | set aside the death sentence pro j nounced on R&ipa Ferris, the confess es slayer of Hor*r?d V.w.cgue. AVIATOR MAKES~AN INTERIOR FLIGHT SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 31? In the first flight ever attempted underneath a roof Aviator Beachey circled success fully the interior of the exposition pal ace of machinery last night, but made a bad landing. The flight was made with a biplane which was smashed as Beachey was landing it. O O H HINTS TO THE WISE:? It is get ting near to the day when you will fi nally have to make up your mind just what to buy for your New Year's gifts. The popular fancy runs this year to Parisian Ivory. A splen did assortment of it may be seen at Doran's Drug Store. 12-10-tf. o ? o ? o Even the cook eats at the Pioneer. Opp. City Dock 12-20-tf. WASHINGTON. Dec. 31.? The heavy loss of life caused by the pinacle for mations in the waters of Southeastern Alaska has lead Secretary of Com merce William C. Redfield to send a communication to Speaker Champ Clark of the House of Representatives urging an appropriation to safeguard the Alaska coast. "The importance of this safeguard ing at the earliest possible time," wrote Iledfield. "is great. It is an act of simple justice not only to the people j of that Territory, but to the commerce of the Pacific Northwest." o ? o ? o JAMES J. HILL MAY HEAD RESERVE BOARD ? o-o ? NEW YORK, Dec. 31? A Washing ton dispatch to the New York Times says President Woodrow Wilson is still considering James J. Hill as chairman of the federal reserve board, provided for in the new currency law, but that Mr. Hill has not yet been asked to take the place. O ? 0 ? o ALAMEDA SAILS FOR NORTH LAST NIGHT SEATTLE. Dec. 31.? The Alameda sailed last night for Alaskan ports with the following passengers for Ju neau: A. E. Harris, D. N. Smith, O. F. Hill, F. C. Junklin, L. W. Morris, F. W. Flo rence, Chas. Roth, Mrs. B. Murray, H. S. Worthen, A. A. Munding and wife, Mrs. W. E. Fretharn, L. E. Buell, Miss B. Irving, Bert R. Clark, A. C. Dele crin, W. Thomas, M Dakwich, Andy Mikish, Mrs. J. Clifton, C. Clark, Miss Ella T. Mallony and five steerage. THREE CUP DEFENDERS TO RE 75 FEET LONG ? o? o ? NEW YORK, Dec. 31. ? An agree ment has been made by all those mem bers of the New York Yacht Club who are interested in boats to be built for the defense of the America's cup next season whereby none of the prospec tive defenders will be more than sev enty-five feet on the waterline. This will be strictly adhered to in the con struction of the yachts. They may be less than seventy-five feet water line, I at it is more than likely that all three designers who are working out plans will adopt the stipulated limit of water line length and work out their crea tions with that dimension as a basis. o ? o ? o SEATTLE WANTS ALASKA FUR SALES THERE WASHINGTON, Dec. 31? The Wash ington delegation in Congress is try* i lg to get the Department of Commerce to have the annual fur sales held in Seattle hereafter rather than St. Lou : is. It is contended that Puget Sound is now the greatest fur center in the United States on account of its prox imity to Alaska and Western and Northern Canada. o ? o ? o PAUL BUTLER DROPS DEAD IN THE PEERLESS SALOON At nine o'clock last evening Paul Butler, a cook, dropped dead in the Peerless saloon. The body was re moved to the undertaking parlors of ! C. W. Young company. The federal officials are conducting an inquiry to see if it is necessary to hold a cor oner's inquest. Deceased was born in Toronto, Canada. Most of the past year he was employed by Jack MeClos key in the Atlin country. Dr. L. O. Sloane was called and stated, after examination, that the man had died of appoplexy. o ? o ? o CUT FLOWERS FOR NEW YEAR'S Winter & Pond received on the Jef ferson a shipment of beautiful cut flowers for New Year's decorations. Orders should be placed promptly. o ? o ? o CUT FLOWERS FOR NEW YEAR'S Winter & Pond received on the Jef ferson a shipment of beautiful cut flowers for New Year's decorations. Orders should be placed promptly. o ? o ? o? OCCIDENTAL BAR MOVES. The Occidental bar opened today in its new quarters in the Occidental Ho tel.