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SAN FRANCISCO WANTS
MORE ALASKA BUSINESS The weekly "San Francisco Cham ber of Commerce." a publication issued by live San Francisco Chamber of Com tuerce. of April 27 contains the follow ing leading first page article on Alas ka trade and tho Alaskan railroad: next few years the government will expend at least ?28.000."".> m building 416 miles of railroad from S. ward, on the Pacific coast of Alaska, to Fair banks. on tlve Tanana river, and a thirty-eight mile branch up the Mat noney will be spent in the purchase supplies and material;, by contrac tors Gangs of men must be fed and be purchased somewhere and there is good reason why San Francisco nice chants should not furnish their share. "Much criticism has been directed in the past at San Francisco for her desirable market and offers a greater variety of merchandise than the nor ther:: cities which have catered to and secured this business. .Merchants will say in excuse, that it is useless for them to reach out for business in Al aska because we have rtp direct steam er lines from this port. Steamship of ficials reply: "You get the trade and wo will give you direct shipments.' In the meantime nobody moves and a very large and desirable business is diverted to other cities, which, to say the least are alive to their opportun "Such direct -ervice can and should be e-taWished now that the Alaskan railroad : to be built by the govern ment. r.! there is every reason why the San Francisco merchant should take prompt steps to secure the gov > .-anient's requisition and bid thereon and furnish all of the supplies for the I railroad. "San Francisco Is the most favor , able market for Alaskan trade. The: steamship freight rates are the same) from San Francisco as from Seattle.) To a po^nt like Seward there is about \ one day's difference in the sailing from San Francisco as against Sont-| tie. the San Francisco trip being about one day longer. Most of the merchan dise supplied to Alaska from Seattle has to be drawn either from the Fast, Oregon or California, and the greater portion of it must be drawn from Cal ifornia. Merchandise for Alaska sup plied by Seattle must bear the expense of freight charges from California or tho East, the expense of handling through houses at Seattle and the prof it and commission thereon. The hous es in Seattle are smaller and the com mission larger. The houses in San Francisco which must in this connec ;ion as in every other be recognized as the commercial center of the Pa cific Coast, are larger, and the com mission relatively smaller; and it Is a fact that Eastern goods and most Oregon goods can be landed in the stores of the Alaskan merchants at twenty per cent, less cost to tho Alas kan merchant than goods from Puget! Sound. "Few people realize how fraught with possibility is the building of this road. Its construction will bring about the industrial development of Central Alaska, comprising. 200,0)0 square miles. This region includes the gold placer districts of the Yukon-Tanana the Copper and the Susitna rivers, and the Iditarod-lnnoko; and tho Mat anuska branch will make accessible eighty square miles of high grade coal lands. The Susitna and Tanana val leys. which are traversed by the road, i contain large areas of agricultural j lands and vaster trapts of good grass; lands. It has been confidently pre-; dieted by many that cattlo in this re-! glon will become a profitable Indus- ? "A hundred million dollars In gold j have been taken out of this section j of Alaska. With the construction of: this new railroad dollars will com- j menco to flow into it?dollars for sub- i stantial development?and trade will* surely follow the dollars. It is up $o San Fransisco business men to famil iarize themselves with conditions iu this new market which is about to be > created at their door. "if merchants who are deslrious of entering this field will send their j names to the information and statisti cal department of the chnmbor, that: department will co-operate with them in securing such information as will be of value to them.' Accompanying a copy of the publi cation is the following letter, also dat ed April 27, and signed by Robert Newton Lynch vice-president and man ager of the Chamber of Commerce: "We aro enclosing herewith a copy of our weekly 'Activities,' and invite your nttcntion to an article on the new Alaskan railroad as evidence of our appreciation of what this railroad means to Alaska, and a desire on our part to Impress the merchants of this i city with its importance to them. "We would welcome suggestions from your organization, as to how commercial relations between Alaska; and San Francisco may best be' ce mented." WHERE IS JOHN MENETHO SCOTT Gov. J. F. A. Strong is in receipt of a letter from Mrs. Eldora Dixon, 1911 Grant street, Denver, Colorado, mak ing inquiries as to the whereabouts of her brother John Menetho Scott, for merly of Sprlngiield, Ohio, who was last heard from in Alaska or tho I Klondike. Alaska papers please copy. * ? ? Mrs. F. J. Wettrlck reached home vesterday on the Humboldt. ~ I I $90,000,000 of Gold! 1 is the total average annual production of the United States. A large proportion of this is derived from the smelting of copper and lead ores. Of gold ores, pure and simple, the United States mines about 10,000,000 tons per annum. These figures are taken from an article in the Engineering and Mining Jour nal. issue of March 6th. .In comparing JUNEAU'S PRODUCTION [ this a: side goes on to say: "The three companies that are developing this great lode qt Juneau contemplate the mining and milling of about 12,000,000 tons per annum, which is expected to yield about j $1S,000,000 IN GOLD |: thus, froi tliis single group of mines, will be extracted more tons of ore than come from all of the gold mines in the United States at present; and they . i will make an output equivalent to I TWENTY PER CENT j of the entire present production of gold in the United States." If only three of the mines in this vicinity produce such a large percentage of the United States entire output of gold. WHAT MAY BE EXPECTED I of the future? Surely with the great lodes that have already been discovered i and t e vast possibilities of undiscovered ore throughout this section, it is f net an unreason ble assumption to predict that within the next five to ten years, the mines in this vicinity will | PRODUCE 40 TO 50 PER CENT j of the total gold output of this country. \Vi"h this vast store house of yellow I metal with which nature has surrounded Juneau, and with the work of de veloping mines on the largest scale in the history of the world so far advanced when we reflect that GOLD IS THE BASIS j of all monetary value, not only of the United States, but of all civilized countries, we are irresistably forced to the conclusion that a community so pi endowed by natural resources must necessarily develop rapidly industrially and commercially. And we know that great increase in population is always j A NECESSARY CONSEQUENCE i of such development. It therefore follows, as night follows the day, that real estate values increase rapidly in proportion to such advancing conditions. I These reasons should be sufficient to convince you that Juneau real estate is now one of the safest and best investments you can make. Provided for the I future by buying a lot in CASEY-SHATTUCK ADDITION f ! This may be your last opportunity to get in on the ground floor of real estate investments in Juneau. This addition presents every feature that insures -j big returns on your investment. It is level, it adjoins the best residence sec tion cf the city, it adjoins the waterfront, it is the only considerable tract of i levels and to Tiich valid title can be obtained; and it will logically be in de mand for business purposes in the future. Don't let this opportunity pass. .: Buy now before the advance in price. Telephone or see us for an appoint Shattuck Realty Company TELEPHONE 2-4-9 CHENEY BLDG. 142 FRONT ST. SPEAKER COLLINS A LAWYER NOW Speaker 10. B. Collins, of Fairbanks, in the Fourth division, passed a suc cessful examination Saturday for ud mittanco to tlio bar before a commit tee of attorneys appointed by Judge' Jennings, ami was recmnmended to bo admitted. The committee consist ed of J. A. Helientlml, L. 1'. Shackle ford and J. it. Winn. The findings will be submitted to Judge Jennings for his approval. SEATTLE BALL PLAYERS HERE ?M. Hose and Frank Healey, of Los Angeles, arrived last night on the Mrriposa and are staying at the Oc cidental hotel. Both are professional ball players, ltoso having been with the Texas league of Waco last sum mer. and Healey boing from the Seat tle league. Rose also played a couple of games with the Seattle tenm. They are looking for positions, and will re main in Juneau for the summer If they can connect with somo employment. ?? FOREIGN PACKING COMPANY FILES INCORPORATION PAPERS The Nelson Lagoon Packing com pany, with main place of business at Bclllngham, Washington, tiled articles of incorporation this morning in the Territorial secretary's ofilce. The capital stock of the company is given at $150,000, of which $110,000 has already been paid in. The articles empower the company to engage in a general fishing and packing business and to do any and all things neces sary to the successful operation of the same. E. B. Doming is president of the company and B. M. Brosseau is secretary. The incorporators and llrst board of trustees are: E. S. McCord, J. N. Ivcy, J. A. Shumaker, JI. E. Ilar rah and W. Z. Kerr, all of Seattle. YOUNG COMPANY FORCE GO BEAR HUNTING The C. W. Young Co. force tool; an outiug yesterday to Eagle river on a bear hunt. They found plenty of signs but no bear. However, they brought back about 1G0 rainbow trout, besides what was eaten at the river. The cook, whom they took along to try the bear steak, served up the lesser game for them. Those making up the party on the launch Grubstake were: Fred Berger, Amos Sunstrom, Chic Harris, Fred Smith, Charley Hensel, Loyd Gibson. Lester Mershon and tarry Lucas. EAGLE SHOWS HOMESTEADER WHERE TO CATCH FISH Arvid Franzcn, a-homesteader at Doty's Cove, about 14 miles from Jun eau got out his rille Saturday to slay an Eagle which was about to descend upon his pigeons. The bird sailed out over the water at the mouth of a creek on his approach, and suddenly dived into the water and arose with a big steel head salmon. This was hint enough for the homesteader who had trawled the cove in vain for days past. He got out his tackle and be fore night had 40 largo steel heads in the bottom of his boat. TWINS BORN TODAY. ?4-? Twins ? brother and sister ? were born at the Juneau dairy this morning; said to bo the first instance of the kind in Alaska. They were calves. Willis E. Nowcll, agent for the Al aska Steamship company, is expect ed home on the Dolphin which sailed from Seattle last night. Ernest Klrbergcr, manager of the Kako Trading company, at Kake, left this morning on the Humblodt for Pet ersburg. ODDS ON WAR BETS PREVAILING IN LONDON ?? War or no war; the sporting English men will have his get. According to the London Mall book is now being made in the British metropolis on the various possibilities of the campaign, and likely betting is being done. The Mail says that making book on the war "has now become a recognized business." The following are given as the "Latest; official prices" and it Is to bo noted that Londoners are op timistic as to the speedy ending of the war. That the war will end be fore: June 1, 1915?2 to 1 against. Sept. 1, 1915?Even. Dec. 1, 1915?3 to 1 on. March 1. 1916?10 to 1 on. That Germany will take Paris?26 to 1 against. SCHOOLS REOPEN IN RHEIMS ?*? After weeks of intermittent bom bardment the schools have boon re opened in the long-suffering city of Rhcims, in Northern France, where not only the far-famed Cathedral but scores of other buildings have been badly battered. Owing to^the bom- . bardment it was decided not to al low the children to return to their regular school houses, so they aro now learning their lessons in as strange a school room as was ever known?the cellars, deep down un der the champagne warehouses of the city, which is the great center of the champagne trade. In the3o subter ranean rooms the people of Rheiras have boon taking refuge for months, and they have decided that they aro the only available "school rooms" in which the children will really be safe from the enemy's shells. You have tried the rest; now try the best for dying, cleaning, pressing [ and repairing. The Capital Dye Works ! on Willoughby Ave. Temporary phono ; 13$. We call for i^id deliver. 5-4-6E 4+W4HH I"l I ?! ?! I I 'M I M-M I 1-1 Mil i/M i H-l-M I I 1 !? I 1 I 1 1 1 III 1 !? I 1 I !? : * m i m m Mf: imiiimii + iWoolwear Service! *"*' """" ,m i i Clothes coffis exac t!y | what they cost per g WEAR each day. ::i: lie first cost is only a re :::: liable guide when you are ready to buy the next suit | WooSwear; | MEANS LONG WEAR WOOLWEAE. TCE tlATIOHAl. nOTS son f^7 J II You will find the WOOL WEAR label |! on our Boys Clothing ? Noe'folks, sizes 6 to 18, with two pairs of knickers :::: :: SOLD EXCLUSIVELY BY ? :::: I B. M. BEHRENDS CO.' 11 ? *| m T t T I T T I I I 1 I 1 1 I 1 I I pi! ?H^H'I'i'I IYI i i i mum H I I I BERGMANN DINING ROOM New Management--Better Than Brer BREAKFAST 6:00 a. m. to 11:00 a. m. LUNCH - - 12:00 a. m. to 1:30 p. ni. DINNER ? ? Ii:30 p. m. to 7:00 p. ni. RATES S1.00 A DAY Bcrgtnann Hotel Dining Room FRANK GEHKING. Manager I When in Scaltljp Stop at the Place for ALASKANS It's Flro-Proof. Modern nnd Convenient |3 RATES $1.00 Per Day and Up j j HOTEL BARKERj CornerPlke anil Si*tfi Free Auto Itus Meets all Heats nnd Trains W SC. 0. Walaton & Conrad Frcodlrur.' Props, fij ALASKAN SOURDOUGHS fPl.c.ne !-9. P. O. Box 673 I NEW YORK EXCHANGE ! Henry Olson, Prop. WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS ! Front and Seward Streets JUNEAU, ALASKA | MADE IN JUNEAU Concrete Dry and Watertight Floors and Col lar*. Concrete plnin ami ornnnvntnl Walls and Fence*. Concrete ribbed or travel tlnish c;l Sldewnlk* and Steps. All work guaranteed. ESTIMATES AND PLANS FREE. H. D. BOURCY, Hox "41 Contractor MINING APPLICATION NO. 0178G. In the United States Land Office for the Juneau Land District, Juneau, Alaska. =? April 9th, 1915. NOTICE. Notice Is hereby given that the Al aska Gastineau Mining company, a cor poration, organized and existing under The laws of tho SLitc of Now York, and qualified to do and doing business as a corporation at Juneau, Aiaskn. lias made application for patent for the Homestead No. 3 lode mining elnlin, Survey No. 979, which said claim is situated on the Northeast shore of Gastineau Channel in the Harris Min ing District, at Thane Post-Ofllce, which is about 3^4 miles Southeast of tho town of Juneau. Alaska, in Lati tude 5S* 61' North, and in Lonigtudc 134* 20' West, and particularly des cribed as follows, to-wit: Beginning at Cor. No. 1 on the lino of mean high tide of Gastineau Channel, whenco U.S.L.M. No. 17 bcar?- South 27? 48' W. 4550.62 feet distant; tlionce N. 27? 16' W. along tlio said line of mean high tide 77.50 feet to Cor No. 2: thence N. 47? 57' W. 105.50 feet to Cor. No. 3; tltonco N. 42" 57' W. 90.70 feet to Oor. No. 4; thence N. 38" OS' E. 314.50 foot to Cor. No. 5; thence i'TTT VTTT'l?l~l?r~1 S. 62* 52' E. 130G.00 feet to Cor. No. G; thence S. 38? OS' \V. 355.80 feet to Cor. No. 7; thence N. 57? 18' W. 215.80 feet to Cor. No. 8; thence N. 72" 07' W. 382.30 feet to Cor. No. It; thence N. 79" 07' W. 285.30 feet to Cor. No. 10; thence N. 61? 58' W. 19.85 feet to Cor. No. 11; thence N. 39? 32' W. 143.80 feet to Cor. No. 1. the place of beginning, containing an area of 11.438 acres. The names of the adjoining claim are the Homestead Extension patent ed lode mining claim, U. S. Survey Nc 900, and the Soldiers Additional Home stead claim. Survey No. 1078, both be longing to the Alaska (lastincau Min ing company, and the Jumbo Millsite patented. Survey No. 2G0, belonginj to the Alaska Treadwell Gold Minlni Company. The names of the conflicting lodi claims arc the Jumbo Millsite patent ed, Survey No. 260, the Hunter Mill site and the Wow Wow lode minim clnim, Survey No. 994 A & D. all be longing to the Alaska Treadwell Goli Mining Company. The conflict between the Homestem No. 3 lode mining claim and the Jum bo Millsite (inclusive of the conllic between the Jumbo Millsite and tin Wow Wow lode mining claim) is de scribed as follows: Beginning at a point S. 38? OS' W. G.16 feet from Cor. No. 6 of the^ Homestead No. 3 lode mining* claim; thence S. 38? OS' W. 339.45 feet to a point on line 1-2 of the Jumbo Millsite; thence N. 34? 52' W. 50.G7 feet to Cor. No. 2 of the Jumbo Millsite; thence N. 4G? 15' 13. along line 2-3 of the Jumbo Millsite 328.33 feet to the place of beginning containing an area of 0.191 acres, but said con flict is not included In this appli cation. The conflict between the Homestea* No. 3 lode mining claim and the Wov Wow lode mining claim, U. S. Survc; NTo. 994-A (exclusive of the conflict o the said Wow Wow lode mining clain with the Jumbo Millsitc, Survey No 2G0) is described as follows* Beginning at Cor. G of the Home stend No. 3 lode mining claim; thence S. 3S? OS' W. G. 1G feet to a point on line 2-3 of the Jumbo Mills!te; thence S. 4G? 15' W. . 89.97 feet to a point on the line 3-4 of the Wow Wow lode mining claim: thence N. 11" 17' 10. 94.65 feet to a point on line 5-6 of Homestead No. 3 lode mining claim; thence S. 62? 52' Bi 56.49 feet to the place of beginning, containing an area of 0.0G0 acres, but said conflict is not excluded from this application. The location notice of the Home stead No. 3 lode mining claim wai Pled for record on Oct. 15, 1909, an< recorded In book 19 of Lodes at pag< <56 of the Records of the Record? for the Juneau Recording Precinct, A1 nskn. This notice was posted on tin ground on the 9th day of April 1915. ALASKA GASTJNEAU MINING COMPANY. By B. L. THANE, Its Agent and Attorney in Fact It is hereby ordered that the fore going notice be published in the Alas ka Daily Empire, a newspaper of ger eral circulation, published at Juneau Alaska, for a period of 60 days. C. B. WALKER. Register. First publication, April 22. 1915. Last publication, June 22, 1915. ;Yes, They're Here A Big, Fresh Shipment of? Victoria Gluocoiates ? at that same big bargain price? 40c the Box l 01 The Reliable Rexall Store. I ? i .T."i? ???: :.n The Empire will make advertising contracts subject to proof of largest irculation of any newspaper In Alaska. Only Femmcr & Ritter handle tho Nanaimo coal.. Try it and you'll al ways buy it^ 4-5-tf. PIANO TUNER GEORGE ANDERSON ?The only export piano tuner in Alaska, Fac tory representative for high grade pianos.?Phone 143. Address P.O. Box 991, Juneau II *""" Mrs. F. M.McLean. Electric Treatment f 5 Rheumatism, neuralgia nervousness, i paralysis, indigestion, asthma, catarrh, lumbngo, kidney and liver diseases, cold, cough, etc, treated with vibration and pads, electric blanket. OHlce in Seward Bidg, No. 301-213. KAKE MAIL ROUTE Schedule In Effect April 1 to Nov. 30. 1915 The E. A. HHGG mil* .-very Monday at 8 o'Clock n. m. from Young'* Float, utoppldtr at Douslaa, Takn Hnrbor, Limestone. Snettislnirn. Sumdum. Windham Ray, Flvc-Ffntrcr I.hrht, Fanahaw and K:V.'. CAPT. P. MADSEX. Concrete Chimney Blocks! Double-Lock- Kiro-Proof- Clinker- Concrete Chimney. (NOT CINDER OR COKE.) 8 est.? 12x14 in. Flue 6x8 In. j " 8x8 in. Concrete Products Mfg. Co. r , Next to Cole'a Express. -I- 4* 4- 4? 4- 4* 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4- 4* 4* I -9 * . * M. S. SUTTON 4? 4- Architect 4* 4- 113 Decker Bidg. 4* ?> Phone 111 Juneau, Alaska 4? 4* 4* " .;. .;. .;. .;. .;. .;. .;. .;. .;. .;. .;. .;. )! THE NOBBIEST LINE OF I. SUITINGS I have ever purchased for spring and summer wear have Just ar rived. Como In and look them over. F. WOLLAND, Tailor.