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Stoves j Stoves W inter is coming, and it will so >n be time for you to be tJettini} that new heater. Wc carry a complete line and invite you to look them over before de ciding. Juneau FurnitureCo. Juneau's Ip-to-Date furniture Store Cor. 3rd and Seward Sts.1 JUNEAU STEAMSHIP CO. United States Mall STEAMER GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route Leaves Juueau ;or Douglas. Eun ter. Hoonah. Gypsum. Tenakee. Killisnoo. Chatham and Sitka every' Wednesday at 12:01 a. m. Juneau-Skagway Route Leaves Juneau for Douglas. Eagle River. Sentinel Light Station. El drid Rock Light Station. Comet, Haines. Skagway every Sunday at 12:01 a. m. Returning, leaves Skagway the following day at 12:02 a. in. WILLIS E. NOWEI.L, MANAGER ' i I I I I I I I I I H H I II I I I I 1 I M '! 3 " The Alaska Griil2 !: ?. The Beit Appointed ?. Place in Town ;; Best of Everything Served 1! at Moderate Prices Muinniiitiiiinnim GOOD SECARS POCKET BILLIARDS II Dave's Place 1 A Pipe for Every Fact PIPE REPAIRING ????? * 4 : \ ? * ? < i 4 j McCloskeys j ? < ? * 4 4 ? 4 4 4 4 4 4 * I ???444?44444444##44444444 t 1 I Alaska J ? Steam Laundry, Inc. < ? " j t When you want the best < ? of work tJive us a trial < ? and have the pleasure of j t - BEING SATISFIED - \ ? ========= < + Phone 15 J. H. King. Mgr. < PETTIT & HARVEY Rentals and General Collections REAL ESTATE BROKERS Auditing and Accounting Agent* Northern Life Insurance Co. Cheney BMg. Phoae 297 ? S^5/ar//AeDajvR^Arty//A^ a Ereakfast of i 1 Armours! I 3 "STAR"BACON 8 ; BMnaanHnBHHB I. R. P. NELSON > Alaska's Pioneer I | STATIONERY STORE * Headauarters for all kinds of j STATIONERY OFFICE SUPPLIES FOUNTAIN PENS All Kinds BLANK BOOKS DRAFTING PAPERS, EAC. | COR SECOND & SEWARD ST. | M I ! 1 * ? ?????? Black Diamond Briquets - A Household Necessity Clean lo handle Uniform in size Gire best results The IDEAL FUEL Pacific Coast Coal Company | Overcoats^Raincoats???Cravenettes j I IN ALL THE UP-TO-DATE WEAVES and STYLES j | Balmacaans, Chesterfields, Raglans, Ulsters, | : Etc. Styles and Prices are Both Right | I a J. RAYMOND SS I SPEEL RIVER IS TO BE DEVELOPED The managers of the "Spcet River Project" have established headquart ers in the Valentine building. Juneau, where definite plans are being com pleted for the utilization of tho Spool River natural water power for indus trial and manufacturing purposes. The men back of the ^ project aro well known in the mining world, as engin eers of exceptional ability, and they have not become attached to tho proposition without a thorough inves tigation as to its possibilities. What is Contemplated. The "Specl River Project" contem plates the formation of the Speel Rlv ? -r Klectro Chemical company, for tho manufacture of calcium carbide and various ferro-alloys that require the high heat only obtained by the elee fric are. The "Speel River Project" has for its aim the formation of a power com pany to develop hydro electric power from the Speel river and its lakes adjoining. The amount of such power - that may be economically developed is said to be approximately one hun dred thousand all year horse power? more than one-third the amount of the power developed on the American side at Niagara Falls or by the large Miss issippi River development at Keokuk, Iowa. It is proposed to use tho Speel riv er power for industries especially adapted for Alaska by reason of the cheap power and cheap transportation afforded by a harbor open tho year round for the largest ocean going ves : sels. The cost of generating such power, it is urged, would be less than half the present cost of either the Niagara or the Mississippi power and will com pare favorably with the large Nor wegian developments at present be ing used in the manufacture of ni trates from the air. The "Speel River Project" contem plates a larger development than I would he justified for ordinary min ; ing or manufacturing purposes and . the aim will be to form a company for J power and manufacturing purposes. . Speel river offers an attractive prop [ osition to all those industries demand > ing a large amount of cheap power for their operation. > Water powers are a local resource ) and are utilized in the vicinity of pro ? duct ion. Therefore the benefits of ) such an industry as is contemplated ? would redound to the benefit of the people of Alaska. >1 Men Behind It. ! K. I'. Kennedy and W. P. Lass mean ? to devote their entire time to the ! "Speel River Project." Mr. Kennedy. ' late assistant to General Manager R. [ A. Kinzie. of the Trcadwell group of mines and works, and who had under his direct charge the purchasing and installing of the Sheep Creek 2000 K. I W. hydro electric plant in 1910, and the Nugget creek hydro-electric plant in 1012. is now engaged with the as sistance of W. R. Lindsay, engineer in charge of the Nugget creek develop ment. and M. I.. Rascovich. formerly mechanical engineer for the Tread well company, in completing the do tail surveys and estimates of con struction. It is generally understood that Mr. Kfnzie's resignation as general man ager of the Trcadwell and Alaska Ju neau companies, was occasioned by reason of his sympathy with the ^ Speel River project. , W. P. Lass, then superintendent of ? the Alaska Juneau mines. wa3 sc'ect , ed seven years ago by Mr. Kinzie to > investigate the treatment of the i Treadwell concentrates. At this time ? the Treadwell company were shipping , all of their concentrates to the sinel | ter at Taeoma. Chemical tests made i by Mr. Lass in the laboratory indicated that it was possible to make a satis factory extraction by cyaniding the concentrates, and under his direction, the cyanide plant was planned, con structed and operated. The complete success of this plant is shown by the high extraction and low costs. Mr. ???????? , Lass is now giving his solo attention to the establishment of electro chem ical industries at Spool river. Receiver Attention. Tuesday of Inst woek, P. Wahlman, into of Niagara Falls and formerly from Sweden, where large power de velopments are utilized for electro chemical purposos, returnod from an examination of the Spool River pro ject. J. W. Bockman, their consulting electro-chemical engineer, who has been in Juneau and Spool river for the past threo months, is now in San Fran cisco on his way cast where he will complete the details for tho manufac ture of calcium carbido and high grade steel alloys. Henry E. Surface, engineer In charge of , forests' products for tho Depart ment of Agriculture, in company with : Leonard Lundgren, district engineer, recently made an exhaustive examina tion of all the known water powers of Southeastern Alaska and pronounc ed the Speei River project an exceed ingly valuable power. Mr. Surface laid special stress on the utilization of a certain amount of the power for the manufacture of wood pulp. Such industries ubo as much power as any of the largo mines and if Alaska is ever to encourago an in dustrial community, such industries must bo supplied with a large amount of cheap power. Source of Power. Mr. Kennedy has been granted a most liberal permit by the department at Washington for tho development and use of tho waters of Speel river, also Long, Crater and Tease lakes. It is this group of lakes, situated high up in the mountains, adjoining Speel river, that forms the natural reser voirs, and makes possible tho stoiage of an abundance of water for winter j use. THIRD ALASKA COAL CLAIM GOING TO PATENT The local land office Saturday re | ceived a communication from the gen eral land office in the matter of the coal claim of M. A. Arnold?a claim known as one of the McDonald group of coal claims?directing that a regist ers certificate bo issued, showing that no adverse interest had been asserted. It was further directed that a certifi cate be issued showing that the plat and survey had been posted during the time of publication of tho notice of application for patent. Tho certifi-; cates which are the basis for patent. I were accordingly issued, and tho third } coal claim in Alaska is now on tho ! way to patent. M. A. Arnold is president of the First National Bank of Seattle. Patent to the other two claims of the McDonald group is still pending on account of charges of fraud in mak ing the locations. Hearing on these charges are now underway. A P. F. CANNERY TO TRY NEW PROCESS , Next season the American Pacific Fiseries Company will try a new can ning process, according to Supt. T. j Ryan, who arrived in Jueanu yester day and is staying at the Occidental; Hotel. The new process contemplates eliminating the steambox and tho sec ond cooking and substitutes the plan , of sealing the cans in vacuum. Ex periments were made during the past | season, Mr. Ryan says, and tho re-i -iilts obtained were very satisfactory. Speaking of this year's pack, Mr. Ryan said that is was entirely satis factory all around. They secured 95. 000 cases all told of which 38,000 cases are choice reds and a very fine small | lot of cohoes, amounting to about j 11,000 cases, the romaincder are; pinks. All of the pack except about i 8,000 cases of pinks have been shipped to Seattle. The bulk went out in four shipments. The company's steamer Lindsay left the canery on October 1st with 23,000 cases, which was the last of tlio pack. Mr. Ryan Is hero in collection with tho governuieut fisheries prosecutions anil will remain until the Dolphin goes South on October 8. Ho expects that tho trial in whicli his company is a defendant will bo definitely set by that time, if there is to bo a trial dur ing this term of court. Robert Forbes head of tho caunory is now in the States. WICRERSHAM CAME TO HOLD OFFICE Tho Juneau papers are dovoting con sideral time to a discussion of tho question of whether Delegate Wicker sham was or was not the original home rule man in Alaska. By tho shades of tho departed Governor Swlneford tho question is superfluous. Don't we all remember tho letter Judgo Wicker sham wrote to Governor Hoggatt pro testing that tho people of Alaska were not capable of self-government. It might just as well be insisted that the Honorable James is tho original railroad builder in Alaska. A Phila delphia paper states that he was the pioneer, who In tho early days came to Alaska and fought fiercely and con tinuously for a government construct ed railroad, finally prevailing upon President Wilson to co-operato with him in securing tho necessary legis lation. And yet we remember that when making his famous "peace" speech at Cordova and elsewhere but a few years ago, he declared that fun damentally ho was opposed to the gov ernment building or operating rail roads, that it was a Socialistic meas ure, pure and simple, but that if the people of Alaska wanted it, he would not oppose tho measure. When he got in line for home rule, he urged the bill and is largely responsible for our gutting tho enactment that even ho is not now very enthusiastic over. When President Wilson and Secretary Lano determined to secure tho pass age of tho Alaska railroad bill, and had the power to do it, Delegate Wick crsham immediately got Into the lime light and made a six-hour speech on the measure, which was replete with facts about the territory, other than tho one-third of it was devoted to is sues that "had nothing to do with tho case, tra la." Why not be con tent with the truth. The Juneau pa pers know that Judge Wickersham came to Alaska to hold office. Ho was sent hero in that capacity in 1900 and with tho exception of an interim of possibly less than a year, ho has held office ever since. And when he finishes in that capacity he will like ly remove from Alaska.?Cordova Al askan. J. A. MAGILL WILL LEAVE FOUR SOUTHERN VISIT , J. A. Magill, tlio well known repre sentative of Swift & Co., the Chicago Packing house, left on the Georgia for Sitka and way ports. He will be1 absent for several days. After his return to Juneau, he will leave for the South, for a vacation trip..' joining Mrs. Magill at Portland, where she has been visiting for several days. | L. E. BUELL LEAVES FOR SEATTLE ON BUSINESS ?ij,? L. E. Buoll. one of the pioneer com mercial agents of Juneau and repre sentative of Armour & Company, left yesterday for Seattle on business for; his house. He will spend several weeks in Seattle. While in Seattle Mr. Buell will be at the Arctic Club. BIG TRANSPORTATlt>N MAN IS CHARMED WITH ALASKA C. P. Barrett, general western pas senger agent for the Delaware, Lack awana & Western It. K., with head-! quarters at Chicago, was a round trip! passenger aboard the Spokane, going as far as Skagwa.v. Mr. Barrett ex pressed himself as being amazed with finding a mild climate in this coun try and more surprised with the won derful scenic grandeur enveloping the entire voyage. Only for the magnitude of it all, he says, one could well imag-i ine himself on the Hudson river. Once! the charm and grandeur of this coun try is known, Mr. Barrett states there will be tourists here by the tens of thousands every season. "CY" WRIGHT HOPES TO COME BACK HERE j ?*2*?? \V. J., MCyM Wright, one of Juneau's! favorite ball tossers, who led the team throughout the season with the swat-1 stick and did some very efefctive work; at second base, as mell as on the mound, left on a recent boat for Se-i attle. "Cy" says ho has taken *a fan-! cy to Alaska and especially to Juneau where he lias many friends, and hopes to be back here again before the next; baseball season begins. Mr. Wright j was an employee of the C. W. Young company during the time he was in. Juneau. GEORGIA ARRIVALS. The eGorgia, arriving from Sitka | I and wayports, brought the following j passengers to Juneau: From Hoonah ?J. P. Nelson, S. J. Kane, Mrs. S. Bailey, Louis Bausby, A. L. Parker; From Excursion Inlet?Thomas Ryan, J. Whalen, Ed. Van, John Hopkinson, Jack Davis, John Scog; from Winter ?Mrs. Joseph Brunor; From Gypsum ?M. Leidiman; from Tenakce?F. W. Butters, Frank Johnson, W. S. Brock man; From Killisnoo?T. Hannigan; from Sitka?William Ferguson, Otto Bernhard, A. Shyman, T. Wolf, P. Wil arich, C. Nordland, Mrs. George Kos trometinoff, Boris Kosthimetinoff, J. A. Morris, Martin Gooloy, Ruby Walters, Charles Biddle, James Lewis. William Ferguson, Alaska represen tative of the Pacific Coast Biscuit com pany, who has been making the ter ritory around Sitka, returned to his home in Juneau on the Georgia yes terday. KING OF BELGIUM SAYS WAR PLANNED -+? LONDON, Sept. 25.?(Special (o the New York World.)?A correspondent of the Chronicle, telegraphing from Antwerp, tells of an Interview ho had in that city with King Albert, of Bel gium. He says: "His Majesty spoke with the ut most freedom and frankness. It was the King's firm conviction that this war was not merely a bolt from the blue. The Servian tragedy was a more pretext. Any other incident might have served as well. To the knowl edge of His Majesty the war had been deliberately planned and prepared. It was a direct outcome of the spirit of brutal and rash militarism prevailing among the ruling caste and among the immediate entourage of the Kaiser for the last five or six years: Belgium Prepared For Blow. "King Albert Informed mo that he had many opportunities in his travels and in his intercourse with prominent Hermans to observe the growing inso lence and aggressiveness of the mili tary caste. His Majesty recalled to me how he had been driven to the conclusion that a new and perilious spirit had gained ascendency in Ber lin, and that nn attack on the part of Germany was to bo expected, about eighteen mouths ago. "Things suddenly changed for the worse and the situation became alarm ing. Certain facts were disclosed of so threatening a nature thnt in No vember, 1912, at the instance of the King, the Belgian House of Parlia ment. held secret sittings in order to consider urgent precautionary mens- j tires. The warnings of King Albert i were listened to and a drastic military program (which had boon delayed for thirty years, and which King Leo pold had advocated in vain) was im mediately adopted. Had Faith in Allies. "It was obvious that the King had the most implicit faith in the final is sue and that he had absolute trust in the allies. "From his accession to the throne the King has been an ideal democrat ic and constitutional ruler. As he said to me with subdued irony: " 'The parliament form of govern ment may have its shortcomings, but no independent German Parliament could have blundered into such a ghas tly catastrophe.'. "He impressed mo as overwhelmed by the agony and anguish of martyred Belgium. His anxious sympathy for the sufferings of tho people was re fleeted in his every word and expres-| sion. ;<S| I '"What will, remain,' the King ex claimed in despiar, 'of Belgium's I thriving industries, of her commerce | so laoriously built up? Brussels apd; Liege unci Nttmhr ifi tile power of the enemy? Malines Louvain and Aer-| schot destroyed. Whole territory giv en over to plunder! " 'What will reamin of my sorely tried country and what further ex cesses will these barbarians be guilty of, maddened by the stubborn resist ance of our gallant army? When vic tory finally decides in our favor, what wreckage will have accumulated! " 'If Germans were to continue their deprndations for a few more months Belgium would be a desert.'" OSPREY IS IN PORT The U. S. Fisheries Patrol Boat Os prey arrived in port yesterday, com ing from Cape Fox. She will probably lay here three or four days. E. P. Walker, of the fisheries service, was aboard. TAKU CANNERY FINISHES PACK OF 65,000 CASES ??j.? John L. Carleson, head of the Taku cannery, arrived in Juneau on the can nery tender Mitchell yesterday from Taku harbor, and is staying at the Hotel Cain. Mr. Carleson says that his cannery finished the season's jack last Saturday and that it is very satis factory. They put up 65,000 cases, twenty per cent, of which is choice reds. Mr. Carleson expects to be hero until a definite date Is set for the fish ery prosecutions in which is cannery is one of the defendants. CARRIGAN WINS TRUESDELL MEDAL AGAIN YESTERDAY Carrigan won again at the Juneau i Gun Club shoot yesterday. It is his second consecutive winning for the Truesdell medal. The shoot took place on the new range and for the first time there was no tie to shoot off. Carrigan who had a handicap of 5, made a score of 20, increasing it to 25. The scores were as follows: King, 11, handicap 3; Fisher 17, han dicap, 1; Smith, 21, handicap 4; Mc Drido, 19, handicap 5; Carrigan, 25, handicap, 5. The best straight shoot ing of the morning was made by Trues dell, who is not a contestant ror tno medal. He made 22 out of a possible 26. It was raining very hard throughout the entire exercise and good scores were not to be expectfed. The attend ance was not very large, but those who were out say that the new range is very much superior to the old range in Last Chance Basin. AT THE ROYAL FRUIT CO. Special low price for a few days, buy while the price is right: New Potatoes, 12 lbs 25o Sweet Potatoes, 8 lbs 2Gc Eggs, per doz 45c Front St and Ferry Way. Kabler Cigar Factory. Phone 113. Second Hand DUMP Furniture Bought, Sold and Repaired 321 Franklin St. %/JrmOUrSy For a I Delicious Dinner <gaBE^> or j and BACON.too Supper "SWEET AS A NUT" aammammmmmmmmmmmamm i I YOU WILL DO MUCH BETTER 9 AT BRITT'S. 'The Money Back Store." i ALASKA MEAT COMPANY John feek. mct. Wholesale and Retail Butchers Manufacturers of nil Kinds of Sausages Our Hams and Bacon Are Home-Smoked ALASRAN HOTEL WINTER RATES THE ALASKAN HOTEL will quote winter rates for permanent room ers, warm, well lighted rooms, with or without private bath, from Oct. 1 to April 1, at reasonable rates. P P P P P P See Management for Prices HANAN SHOES STETSON HATS Select That New Suit here We have a New Fall Line of Benja min Suits Overcoats and Rain coats that v, we'd like to have $ you see. P P P & They are the smartest and most serviceable gar ments that it is possible to make up. When you purchase a suit or overcoat here it means that you are going to have the best wearing and the best fitting ready to-wear clothes on earth. Men's and young men's suits for Fall and Winter $12.50 to $35.00. Overcoats and raincoats at $10.00 to $35.00. ? i?I> ?v ^^ ^|l/rtd 5*nj???iino(l^?wyork M?K?f#-or ^cnjarr^in Qotf\es The House of "Benjamin Clothes" tgTTCTgrjwj.-uuMJi ??reCT?M???????? B. M. Behrends Company, Inc. ? ? ? . ???? ?????