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The Alaska daily empire. [volume] (Juneau, Alaska) 1912-1926, January 01, 1915, DEVELOPMENT NUMBER, 1915, SECOND SECTION, Image 11

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i| Juneau Gold Belt!
:: lBy!B.L.THANE\ X
(Continued from Page Nine)
lowing elaborate sampling, extensive
development and initial experimental
milling. As an illustration of this it
should be pointed out that those
properties now being operated in this
district have for many years past been
operated and developed on a consider
able scale so that an Immense amount
of data and material from such opera
tions, followed by further and more
elaborate study, was available.
it may be taken as an axiom that
any new ventures of this sort under
taken will necessarily have to go
through the same development period
followed by the same elaborate inves
tigatlon and study of all of the ele
ments making up such a proposition,
viz. values, mining methods, economi
cal geology, tonnage, transportation,
power and subsequent equipment and
Contemporaneously with the devel
opment of the Alaska Gastineau Min
ing Company's property the adjoining
properties of the Alaska Juneau Gold
Mining Company have likewise been
organized, financed and a program
contemplating the immediate con
struction of an eight thousand ton
milling plant has been decided upon
and is in course of construction. De
velopment work in the mine leading
up to such program has been carried
out for the past three and one-half
Adjacent properties on both ends
of the holdings of the two companies
just mentioned are under consideration
and receiving attention from outside
North of Juneau at the Kensington
mine development work has been car
ried out for the past two years and
sufficient tonnage developed to war
rant the initial installation of a Ave
hundred ton milling plant, and ar
rangements are being made for such
construction during the year 1916.
Adjacent to the Kensington prop
erties at Berners Bay, the Jualin
mines are receiving the attention of
capital and considerable development
work has been and is being carried
In the Eagle River district persist
ent development work has been in
progress for the past three years at
tacking this district in depth and mill
ing operations on a limited scale with
plans for further improvements are
in progress.
When consideration is given to the
character, value and size of the op
erations now being carried out and
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under contemplation, and in view ot
the fact that aproxlmately sixty per
cent, of the gross output of these low
grade mines Is paid direct to labor
and to the merchant and that the
tonnage already developed Indicates a
great length of life, the future of the
town of Juneau and adjacent country
for all concerned, laboring man. mine
operator, merchant and citizen, is
pleasing and satisfactory to contem
plate. B. Lu THANE.
Juneau. Alaska, August 15th, 1915.
Bartlett L. Thane:
An Appreciation.
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it was a fortunate day for Juneau
when Bartlett I-. Thane came to Al
aska, after graduating as a mining
engineer from the University of Cal
ifornia. an institution that has furn
ished this section with a great deal
of the engineering ability that is fast
transforming it into America's great- ?
est gold producing center.
About four years ago Mr. Thane. ;
after gaining practical experience ;
and first-hand knowledge of local j
mining conditions through employ
ment in his profession, undertook to
consolidate, finance and develop the
properties which now constitute the
great Alaska-Gastineau holdings. Af- j
ter the completion of the great tunnel
under the mountain from Gastineau
channel at Thane, where the mills of
the Alaska-Gastineau mine are locat- j
ed, the Perseverance, the central ore t
'body of the mine, two miles distant.
The Kmpire said in its editorial col
"While he has modestly given all
the credit to others, the marked man
whose engineering ability, imagin
atlve genius and practical skill will
come within the mental vision of
those who consider It Is Bart 1..
Thane. In conceiving, financing and
developing the Alaska-tlastlneau. Mr.
Thane has been the soul and back
bone of the undertaking from the be
ginning. Although yet a young man.
he has accomplished work that should
carry any engineer to the close of a
long career with ambitions fully sat
isfied. It is an inspiration, however,
to know that he is still here and b*t-.
ter qualified than ever to do big
things for Juneau and Alaska."
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.in. luiut nits airranv uei'ii accoru
ed a high place among the big mining
men of the Pacific coast. which means
| that he looms large among those of
the world. Possessing en intelligent
imagination, an educated ami trained (
| mind, and practical skill gained from '
experience, he was among the tirst
to vision the great potentialities of j
the low-grade gold deposits of the1
Juneau district and to translate his j
vision into realization.
It takes a many sided man to suc
ceed at mining under conditions as j
they exist in the Juneau district. It j
requires not only engineering ability
and foresight, but. on account of the
necessity for large capital to produce
the tonnage required to make a pro
fit from low-grade ores, it requires
financing, business and organizing
abilities as well. Mr. Thane possesses
them all.
In the mining world. Mr. Thane is
what President Wilson once describ
ed himself to be in the political world
? he is a "conservative radical." He
is conservative in proving the prac-j
ticability of radical conceptions, i
"Davy" Crockett put it another way?
"be sure you're right, and go ahead."
Mr. Thane makes sure that he is right
before he proceeds.
Mr. Thane is a big man who is do-1
ing a great work in a large way. No
man ran serve his fellows better than I
by developing a new country and
adding to the gold supply of the Na- j
tion. Mr. Thane is doing both.
William E. Britt
Druggist, Legislator, City Coun
cilman and Norwegian Consul
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"Purity" is the motto of Britt'sI
Pharmacy, located in Seward Street,!
adjoining the Golstein Block. Of Ju
neau's five drug stores, Britt's has
been one of the most successful, since
it was established two years ago. Its
owner and proprietor is William E.
Britt, Juneau city councilman, mem
her of the Alaska Legislature, ami a
booster of the A class. Before he
came to Juneau Mr. Mritt liveil at
Skagway. where he still owns a drug
store. He learned pharmacy in Nor
way, where he was born, and holds a
diploma from the University of Chris
tiania pharmaceutical college. 11c is
president of the Alaska Hoard of Phar
macy, having been appointed in 1913
by (lov. J. F. A. Strong.
Britt's Pharmacy la a spick and
span drug shop, and its share of the
prescription trade has been unusually
large. The store carries a complete
line of toilet necessities, stationery
and candies, in addition to drugs.
Mr. itritt is Norwegian counsel for
Southeastern Alaska and ha* spent1
seventeen years in the Territory, fif- j
teen of which he passed in Skag
way. His former residence in Skag
way has the reputation of being the
finest private houses in Alaska. .Mr.'
Itritt is prominent in fraternal circles
and is a member of the Klks. Moose.
Masonic and Arctic Brotherhood
lodges. He is a wideawake citizen,
who is not only devoted to his busi
ness. but who is striving to make Al
aska a better habitation for men and
women because he cast his lot with
During his residence at Skagway
Mr. Britt served that city as a city
councilman, school director and as mu
nii ipal magistrate and treasurer. The
people of Juneau were quick to rec
ognize his aptitude for public service,
and twice have elected him to their
city council, and those of the First
Division made him a member of the
second Legislature at the election of
i 1914.
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The large panoramic pictures of Ju
neau. Thane, Perseverance and other
illustrations of mines were specially
made for the Development Number of
The Kmpire by the Winter and Pond
Company, incorporated. Years before j
the great Northern development, inau-|
gurated by the discovery of gold in the
Klondike, the firm of Winter and Pond I
was established in Juneau. The firm j
therefore claims the distinction of
being the pioneer photographic con-1
cern in Alaska.
All phases of Alaska life, scenery,
and industrial development have been
accurately photographed by this pion
eer firm and presented to the public
through the medium of half-tone Il
lustrations and lantern slide projec
The Winter and Pond art prints in
sepia, oil and water colors have gained j ~
a well earned recognition in point of' '
composition and all round excellence. J h
In addition to their photographic c
| business the Winter and Pond com-1 a
pany carry a large stock of Alaska1 ^
curios and souvenirs. This covers t
not only modern Alaska, but the abor
ginee life of the North is represented *
in all its phases. Ic
The members of this pioneer firm, IS
,loyd V. Winter and K. 1'. I'ond.
iave long been leading citizens of the
ity. In addition to their business they
re large owners of Juneau property,
ioth in the business district and
he residential section. They are
ioth prominent in fraternal and so-'
ial circles, and their friends in
Southeastern Alaska are legion.
The timber lands along the Alaslta
coast are nearly all in National for
ests. The United States forest ser
vice estimates that SOO.OOO.OrtO feet
of lumber can he cut from them an
nually without impairing their con
tinued production. The output of
sawmills along the coast yearly sup
ples the local demand for lumber.
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"Here is something worth while"
As the old maid said when she looked
under her bed and found a man
(lood Plumbing' saves Doctor bills.
To keep the plumbing system and fixtures in good
condition, do not nc-glect to keep good washers on spigots
and valves.
Do not use sand soap or any gritty substance when
cleaning bath tub or other porcelain fixtures.
In the fall turn off the water to all exposed fixtures
j and empty pipes and fixtures to prevent freezing in winter.
The only up-to-date and economical way of heating a
building is with steam or hot water.
If you have a steam or hot water plant keep it filled
with water when not in use.
When your heater is not in use, take down smoke pipe,
open all doors and place a piece of lime on the grate, it will
absorb the moisture and prevent rusting.
Plumbing 0 Heating 0 Roofing t and / Sheet / Metal 0 Works
Telephone 373 Juneau, Alaska
Art Prints
Lantern Slides
Mining, Fishing and Other Industries
Carvings Moccasins
Made by the Natives of Alaska
Winter 8 Pond Company, Inc.
Main and Front Sts. Juneau, Alaska
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: ttih t ')i*<ir. 'utt Mr
'The Totems of Alaska"
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Handwrought Articles of
Cold, Silver, Copper and
Old Ivory

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