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NEW ROAD FOR
TOLOVANA SURE FAIRBANKS. May 3.?That a prac ticable road will be built from the Tolovana district this summer con necting that place with Fairbanks now seems assured, and there is rea on to believe that the Alaska' Road Commission will bear an important part of the expense. The Commercial club, at its meet ing last night, submitted a plan to the Road Commission, in which it is proposed that if the people of Fair banks raise 55.000 for the building of the new road the commission will provide 510,000. The proposition will be forwarded at once to the head quarters of the commission at Valdez, and it is expected that the offer will be accepted. John Zug. superintendent of the roads in this district for the Road Commission, was present at the meet ing. and told the members of the club that he had telegraphed to Cap tain Edgerton. of the commission, ex plaining the situation here and sug gesting that fund3 be provided for tho road. Captain Edgorton had ro i piled that nothing couUl be proraiset 1 until Colonel Richadson head of th( commission, returns to Valdez whlcl will be about May S. Zug Goes To Camp For the purpose of looking over the Tolovana camp and determining foi himself the outlook there, Mr. Zug left for the new camp last Friday morning. On the day previous. In sent Clyde Geraghty, a representative of the commission, to inspect one or more of the proposed routes to the Tolovana. At the meeting of the Commercial Club it was decided that the selection of a route to tho Tolovana should be made by the Alaskan Road commiss ion and that what money is raised by subscription for tho purpose of build ing the road should be turned over to the commission to be expended by it. If Mr. Zug finds that the camp is as promising as it is represented to be. ho will, according to what he in ! mated at the meeting, send men to inspect tho various routes and to choose the" one to be built. If the Road Commission accepts the plan of providing $10,000 for the road this year, to be used in conjunction with 55.000 to be subscribed by the mcr i chants of Fairbanks. It is quite cer tain that work on the road will start as soon as the route is selected. There is a little in excess of $11, ; 000 due each division from tho forest reserve funds, and this is to be used largely for road improvement. It Is | expected that some of this will be ; available for the proposed road to the : Tolovana.?(Fairbanks Citizen.) CONTRACTS LET FOR RAILROAD BUILDING SEWARD. May 21.?Ten miles of the government railroad right of way have already been cleared out of Anchorage and eighteen :?ile3 of con tracts have been let for the grading work, according to E. S. Hewitt, who has just returned from that section and who made a careful examination of the conditions. The contracts arc all small ones as had been expected. The commirsion is now building Its temporary dock and also a large scow' on which the dredge will be operated for clearing the channel. The exact site of the town has not been decid ed upon. Mr. Hewitt says, and the j [ tents, of which there arc about four n I hundred, are still scattored Irregular ! ly. The government authorities havo however, built a jail and this may bo regarded as the first governmental Institution to secure a footing. It has not yet been able to securo an occu parjtll After visiting the different fanning, sections around Mr. Hewitt came to the conclusion that fortunes can he made In hog raising alone at > that section.?(Seward Gateway.) i DAY OF AWAKENING | ON KATALLA BAY KATALLA, May 21.?This good old patient town had an awakening this morning and the life blood is again diffusing through the veins of the few hopeful people who have been able to remuln here since tlio coal fields were closed to location. With the arrival of the Bteamer Admiral Watson this morning. 17 men, 10 hor ses and 35 tons of supplies wore land ed at o o'clock. The party is in the charge of John P. Walker, assistant superintendent of surveys for Alaska, and Thomas A. Haigh, of the U. S. survey, in charge of surveys of the Bering river coal lands. Mr. Haigh states that sovoral local men will also bo secured and that the entire number will bo divided in to two parties. They will bo engaged several months in making a survey of the Bering district into townships and sections, preparatory to the awarding of the interior department of leases, under the coal leasing bill which was passed by CongresB and approved by the President on Octo ber 20. 1914. The work. will com mence in a few days and a line will be extended in from tho coast tor location, and afterwards operation wll begin in tho vicinity of the McDonald claim. Mr. Haigh"" states that it is tho intention to make sub-divisions of practically all of the coal area of the dnstrlct as shown by the geological shoots. Mr. Walker will only remain here about ten days to get tho work started Ho expects to leave on the steamer Admiral Evans about the first of June and will go to the Matanuska coal fields and will arrange for simil ar surveys there. Mr. Haigh will re main In the Bering field all season. Ho Is not a stranger to this section of Alaska as he was employed in the vicinity of Copper Center about six years ago.?(Cordova Alaskan.) LAUNCH IS READY FOR ENGINEERS FAIRBANKS, May 20.? Captain Francis Rotch. Jr., has been busily engaged, for the past three weeks in overhauling the little government launch. Midnight Sun. The engine bed has been removed, some of the machinery repaired or replaced and the boat painted. It will be ready for the water in a few days now. Skipper Rotch had charge of the Midnight Sun last year and operated between Fairbanks and points on the Tanani, and Nenana rivers carrying surveyors and supplies. This year the launch will be very busy in about the same territory and a busy season Is looked forward to. The boat was formerly owned by the boundary commission, but by it turned over to the engineer ing commission. FINANCIAL PAPER ON A JACKLING PROPERTY BOSTON'?Ray Consolidatcd's re cently issued report for the quarter ended March 31. 1915. gives promise of highly satisfactory operating results for the future. Compared with the last quarter of 1914 production increased nearly 5. 000.000 pounds, or from 9,563.000 to 14,463,000 pounds, whilo net profit was 57S2.000. against 5213,000. Earnings for the first three months of this year were at the rato of 52 per share per annum, with copper averaging but 14.3 cents per pound, or more than four cents per pound lower than the price now prevailing. In other words, Ray Consolidated operating considerably below normal and on a low metal mar ket showed earning power in excess of the rato at which dividends?short ly to bo resumed?will bo paid. Cost of production in the quarter naturally was not as low as may bo expected when the property gets back to its normal output of 75,000,000 pounds of copper per annum. With this production Ray Consolidated should easily bo able to produce for S% cents per pound, on which basis with copper at its presedt level earn ings should be $7,500,000 por annum, or $4.50 per share on its stock. This is tho company's immediate outlook, provided tho price of cop per remains at Its presont level Fu ture plans for Ray Consolidated?and the time is not far distant when im portant changes will be made in the methods of treating its ores?aro ex pected materially to increase recover es and output and decrease costs. With these changes completed, Ray Consolidated should be ablo to show in earning capacity much in excess of my thing heretofore possible.?(Bos on News-Bureau.) Tho Empire guarantees its adver sers tho largest circulation of any newspaper in Alaska. "?* MIHEIIM Nights Starting Thursday, May 2 J Return of Alaska's Favorites The Famous JUVENILE ROSTONIANS THURSDAY The Charming Japanese Opera "Fantana" FRIDAY The Up-to-the-Mlnute Musical Comedy "Tipperary Mary'" Introducing the Tipperary Trot SATURDAY "King Dodo" Raymond Hitchcock's Greatest Success Sunday's Offering will be an- ?. nounced Later. "Pop" Matnice Saturday at 3:00 ?; Prices?50c, 75c and $1.00 Matinee 25c and 50c Reserved Seats at P . O. Store . Today The Sanitary Grocery G. 6L0MGREN. Prop. PHONE 8-3 IF ITS IN THE MARKET? WE HAVE ?T! STRAWBERRIES AND FRUITS will be In season very soon and we will bo well supplied to look after your needs. Ring us up and get what you want? when you want It. | The Sanitary Grocery; Phone 85 Think of wearing boots I made of the same tough ! stock that the famous ?1 Gc^-:"U ? I W W 'W > - ?- - ? ?- -> V v_^ made of ? and by the same high-pressure process. That's what you get in this s. new boot with the Red line ? Goodrich ? "HIPRESS" tl Rubber Footwear Made in Coon and Lumberman's frv" Shoes ? Brown or White ft This new process is the greatest ]i improvement that has come to M the rubber boot and shoe making industry y . ^ ksk for^ the Red Line The red band around upper ^ edge. No other s boot or shoe has rL You can also identify it by color ?rich brown or v cream white ? not black. f "Hipress" / V Boots Last all over. ? I in more tnan nair j They are molded into one solid i ^?-va CC"'UT' pzea^o/ rubber. ^' Diamond 8 lercantiie Company 470-478 SODTH FRONT STREET . ! CALL 28?RAYMOND'S I for Fresh fruits and Vegetables I WE CARRY THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT IN TOWN Get Your Strawberries from Us. New Goods on every Boat H. J. RAYMOND 8 CO. J Tracts Wo are placing on sale twon ty nlco level tracto of acreage located at Kirkland, close to schools, ctoreSi docks and lots of neighbors. These tracts aro fine soil and Ideal for garden truck and chicken ranches. They are nicely lo cated closo In and are a gilt cdgo Investment. . Prices run from $350 to $450 a tract. | Terms $25 cash, $5 monthly. We still have a few close In business lots left at $375 on easy terms. Call at our office for full particulars. We are open until 9 p. m. JUNEAU REALTY COMPANY 122 Front St. END OF COMPANY'S DIFFICULTIES E. R. Jaeger, V. A. Paine and J. II. Cann, appraisers appointed by Bank ruptcy Referee A. H. Zieglcr. aro ex pected back this week from Kakc, where they went to ascertain tho value of tho property of the Kalte Trading & Packing company, which wont in to insolvency through tho transfer of stock from tho company to tho can nery operated by tho Kirborger in terests. The liabilities of the compnny aro said to bo $20,000, with tho assets somewhero in tho neighborhood of $38,000. Friends of Mr. Kirbergcr look for a speedy settlement of the litigation, and a return to operation of tho property. The creditors will meet hero Juno 5. WOODWORTH'S LAUNCH ROBBED MONDAY NIGHT "Blllie" Woodworth, popular enter tainer, Is on one big warpath Some "person or persons unknown" ran sacked his launch, the "Alaska," at hor moorings sometime Monday night and stole parts of the boat's engine, including a carburetor, a valuable camera and other articles. The rob bery was reported to the Federal and city authorities yesterday. The sneak thief left no clues. G. H. GARRISON, RIFLE SALES MANAGER, HERE George \V. Garrison, representing the Union Metallic Cartridge company and Remington Firearms, is a busi ness visitor in the city, having arrived yesterday on the Dolphin. He expects to visit Skagway and Sitka, and possi bly Southeastern Jaska, before re turning to Seattle", ^is headquarters. Mr. Garrison is one of tho best trap shooters in the Northwest, and will likoly take part in the next con test on the Juneau Gun Club's range, if he is in the city at that time. Dr. J. L. Myers, a physician of Ket chikan. is a visitor in the city He arrived here yesterday Foderal Mining Inspector S. S. Smith wont to Perseverance today, to spend two days inspecting the mine. H. H. Smith, a mill foreman at Thane until enrly this month, expects to move to Eagle river soon, where he will be identified with the Thane in terests in the future. Harry F. Benson expects to leave this week for Anaconda, Mont., to ac cept a position as stenographer with, a largo smelter company. Sinco his return from the East Mr. Benson has been working in the Gastineau milling company's odlccs at Thane. His place will bo taken by Bradley King, who arrived last week from San Francisco. ""Rev. J. B. Stevens left with Burdctto Winn yesterday for a hunting and fish ing trip. Miss Vera Mullen will be home this wcok from Seattle. Mr. and Mrs. P. M. Mullen will bo North early in Juno. W. G. Woiglc. district forest super visor, is at the Cain. Ho arrived from Petersburg yesterday on the city of Seattle and will return to Ketchikan after a visit to Haines and Skagway. Carl Stockwoll is a guest at tho Cain. TOLOVANA IS TO BE LARGE MINING CAMP According to somo reports from the Tolovana district the gold there is scattered over a very large area of ground, and from this it may bo ex pected that the camp will bo ono of the largest in the matter of size, that Alaska has ever had.?(Fairbanks Citizen.) FAIRBANKS CUTS EXPENSES The cuts made in city salaries by the council will amount to $3,600 a year. But it will take much more of a saving than thnt materially to re duce the city's debt within the year.? (Fairbanks Citizen.) No Choice. A darky running a ferry across the Alabama river was accosted by a poor tvhite stranger who wanted to cross, but hadn't the wherewithal. Pete scratched his wooly poll, per plexed, then queried: "Doan" yo' got 10 money at all?" "No," was the dejected reply. "But it doan' cost yo' but three ? :ents ter cross," insisted Pete. "I know, but I hain't got three :cnts." After a final inward think, Pete re- | narked: "I done tell yo' what; a man i .vhat's not got three contB am jes' as ? veil off on dis side ob do rlbber as on y AT SHIP GREEK Engineering Commission and located at or near Anchorage are aa follows: Walr. locating engineers bald, reuident engineers. Captains Swift and Peterson, pilots; Messrs, England and Bradland, ma rine engineers It. E. Renmore, carpenter foreman, in charge or all building operations at Ship Creek. Dave McEnchcrn. pile driver fore man, In charge or all pile driving at Ship Creole. C. S. Jones, foreman in charge of all grading, traclclaying and clearing gangs in this vicinity. D. L. Hough, L. C. Starkoy and James Bowers, topographers D D. Vint, H. U. Iluggins and Geo. Gcrber, draughtsmen. H. E. Mullen and II B Wlckinson, cost data accountants William Hayncs, estimator. W, R. Manning, material man. A. M. McDcrmott, clerk. B. C. Wells, oillccman. W M. Pelter, bookkeeper F. A. Fonton, Instruciment man. BUILDERS OPTIMISTIC FOR A SUMMER BOOM While there are a number of dwel ling housos and business buildings under construction in various sec tions of the city It is true that build ing activity. In matter of volume, has not measured up to what architects and contractors thought it would be at this season of the year. There is comparatively little local work in the hands of the Juneau con tractors so there Is nothing to Indi cate that a great number of buildings will be put under way within the next few weeks. The architects, howovor, are opti mistic, and express the bollef that business will assume more extensive proportions within the next two months. If their optimism is based on reasonable grounds, it would >bc al most safo to say that scores of build ings not now in sight will have been completed by the time the cold weath er sets in. But, notwithstanding the fact that there is a scarcity of work in the architectural studies, there are many houses being built now, and very fow building tradesmen are out of em ployment. These buildings arc locat ed in various parts of the city and some of them are about completed and ready for occupancy. Tho total production of whalo oil in 1912 was 1,200,000 barrels, more thnn half of which came from Nor way. Ten years ago the cost of pro ducing a ton of the oil was less than half of what it is now. Smoke the best?Ardner's Havana, 2 for 25c. 5-26-tf Special to the Emplro?Fcmmor & Hitter have another cargo of tho fa mous Nanaimo coal. 415-tf. DID YOU SEE TftE LATEST ? [FASHIONS AND PATTERNS ' FOR MAY? i Did You Compare our Work anil Our Prices? Did You Visit the Ladles Paradise? Our Work Is Best. c Our Prices are Right. Our Shop Is Juneau Tailoring Company Piiono ISO Rooms 410-415 Goldstein Block JUST RECEIVED! Balmacan Rain Coats, Children's Rain Coats and Capes. UNDERWEAR SPECIAL?Ladies, Children's and Grown-Ups Union Suits, at 50e Per Garment. MRS. BERRY'S STORE THIRD AND FRANKLIN STREETS ,t? + ,J? + + * + ?*?|??l??(' + + + 4> + + + * * AMONG THE THEATRES. + * + ? +*+**** GRAND THEATRE TONIGHT. The pictures for tonight's bill arc all Interesting plays: "His Indian Wlfo." 2-part "101-BI son" Indian atory. "Brand From Burning," very oxclt ing flro scene, some thrilling scenes. "Dora's Luck," another good girl drama. "Elsie's Aunt," a ticklish comedy, closos a good bill. ** "THE PERILS OF PAULINE" ?*? At the Orpheum tonight the 16th episode of the "Perils of Paulino" will ho shown. As these episodes near tho end they got more thrilling and In this ono Harry rides off a pier on a motorcyclo Into tho stream and res cues Pauline?In addition to the above a late Pathe Dally News. "Boyond .the Law" Is a good Bio graph drama. "Tho Lucky Vest" is a funny com edy by the Edison Company. ThlB is your last chance to see pictures at tho Orpboum until after the Boston Ian engagement. ?*** MINERS FILE BIDS FOR TUNNEL DRIVING A. B. t>odd, managing director of tho Mnckeever mining project in Sheep Creek Basin, today received an even dozen of bids from miners, for contract to drive part of the 3,000 feet of tunnel which will tap the mining company's oro body. The contract will be awarded Saturday, Mr. Dodd said. SH RINERS. S. E. Alaska Shrine club will enter tain its members in Odd Fellows' hall Friday evening at 8:15 o^clock, May 28th. All MasoiiB and their families on Gastineau channel, and visiting Ma sons arc invited. Refreshments and a general good time to all. 26-3t D. J. KINZIE, Sec'y. TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS. Richard Buck has taken out a building permit to make Improve ments In the sum of $750 on a house at First and Gastlncau streets. CLOSING NOTICE. In order to observe Decoration Day, our store will be closed all day Mon day, May 31st 26-4t | B. M. BEHRENDS CO., Inc NOTICE OF CLOSING The CharlcB Goldstein Emporium | will be closed all day Monday. May ' 31, for Decoration day. REBEKAHS TO MEET. The Rebckahs will meet tonight at 3 o'clock at Odd Fellows' hall. Dc rree work. CHARLES W. CARTER, Sec'y ANNIE KEENY. N.G. It Ask for Ardner's?that good Havana ;igar. 5-26-tf. People Ask Us What is the best laxatiyo? Years of cxperionco in selling all kinds leads us to alwnys recommend as tko safest, surest and most satisfac tory. Sold only by us, 10 cents. Wm. Britt, Juneau. Elmer E. Smith, Douglas. Instruction on Violin ami Hand Instruments? Walter A. Coleman Formerly musical director for live years at the Orpheum Theatre, and at most of the leadline Cafes in Senttlo ; ' 'Phone 5-9. P. O. Box 673 11 1 NEW YORK EXCHANGE Henry Olson, Prop. WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS ] Front .and Seward Streets JUNEAU, ALASKA | NU-BONE CORSETS Ladies, I will be In Juneau for a short time only. Those desiring cor sets should make ns early appoint ments as possible. Call up or ad dress MRS. T. R. NEEDHAM New Cain Hotel Juneau, Alaska When in Seattl^ Stop at tho Placeifor ALASKANS It's Fire-Proof, Modem and Convenient RATES $1.00 Per Day and Up F I HOTEL BARKER i CorocrPlkc and Sixth ; Free Auto Bun Meets nil Ilonts nnd Tralni rj I C. O. Wolaton & Conrad Freed In jr. Props. D ALASKAN SOUItDOUGllS - rtf.-.gnwyyay-w afBiiiawM MADE IN JUNEAU Concrcto Dry nnd Watertight Floors and Cel lars. Concrcto plain and ornamental Walla and Fences. Concrete ribbed or travel (Intail ed Sidewalks and Stops. All work guaranteed. ESTIMATES AND I'LANS FREE. H. D. BOURCY, Box .111 Contractor II^McKannaTransfer 1 FREIGHT?COAL?BAGGAGE M SADDLE HORSES FOR RENT jjj Ll|}!>t and Heavy Hauling of all Klndi ' Oilier 127-120 Front St., phono f.f, i.i William Pallister, M. D., Specialist tn the treatment of diseases and deformities of tho eye and oar. noso and throat , Offices: Fourth Floor, Goldstein Building Office Fhono ISO. Roildencc Phono 151. DELMONICO BEST PLACE IN THE CITY FOR GOOD Oysters, Crabs and Fish of all Kinds GOOD STEAKS AND CHOPS ?X* Dlnnornt Rcssonnblo Prices ?X' R. D. PICKETT U. S. Mineral Surveyor U. S. Deputy Surveyor 514 GOLDSTEIN BLDG., Juneau C. Petievich J. R. McNeil Old Kentucky Bar Hotel In Connection Steam Heated Family Orders Delivered Free P. O. Box 577, Phone 91 Front St. Juneau, Alaska Have you read the late Elbert Hubbard's "A Little Journey To Mooseheart" Therein the great Pra Elbertus described the won derful vocational school where the children of Moose are efficiently trained for the battle of life. Send your name at J. Frederick Johnson, National Direct or, Loyal Order of Moose, and a copy will be sent to you free.