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i The Farewell Appearance of M AX FIGMAN and LOLITA i ROBERTSON (Mrs. Max Figman) in h **T[ie Man On the Box^ 1 "BETTY LAYS A TRAP FOR BOB" < Owing to the numerous requests for a repetition of this classy dramatic comedy, the management of The Lyric will show it again this evening. If you want to see something real <? good don't miss this one. POPULAR PRICES?25 and 10 5 ' t GUGGENHEEV3S COMPANIES MAKE MONEY BOSTON. June 15.?With the for mation of the Kcnnecott Copper Cor poration. the investing public will now have its first opportunity to be come part owners in the famous Bo nanza mine in Alaska, heretofore own ed exclusively by members of the Al aska Syndicate. The Bonanza has been the lowest cost producer, for a series of years, in the wot Id. its ov eruse to date having been about 4;? cents a pound. The Kennecott Copper Corporation has 1*20,000 authorized shares with out par value, of which 720,00 shares have been issued, leaving 40.0000 shares in the treasury for conversion of $10,000,000 bonds recently sold. After two years bondholders will be able to exchange a $1000 bond for 40 shares of stork. Bonanza has made big returns to its original owners, the Alaska Syndi cate. the participants in which were divide. 50'. to J. P. Morgan & Co. and 30': to the Guggenheims. The latter, however, turned over a part of their interests to Kuhn. Loeb & Co. The constantly rising copper nletal market has enabled the Bonanza to pal a dividend of $1,500,000. This went to the stockholders of the Ken necott Mines Co.. now dissolved, which had a capitalization of $2,500. 000. This brought the total returns to members of the syndicate from copper operations up to $7,500,000. as shown below: 1015 $1,500,000 1014 1.000.000 1013 ... 2.000.000 1912 . 3.000.000 Total $7,500,000 i av DOiiiiu-.a luinv iius pruuutt'u iu date 90,000,0000 pounds of copper up on which net earning of over 5S.000, 000 have been made, of which 57.500.? 000 have been paid out in dividends. The Bonanza record to date follows: j Production Net Year: pounds earnings 1911 22.S5-t.000 Sl.75-t.569 1912 24.319.000 2.766.238 i 1913 17.729.000 1.636.579 : 191+ . 17.200.000 1.250.000 1915 (3 mos.) 7.836.000 715,800' ! ( The avenge selling price for cop- j per for years above mentioned: 1D11 12.03c 1912 10.19c 1913 15.15c 1914 13.54c 1915 (3 mos.) 13.21c The Jumbo mine which has been \ under development for some time t has now started production, while i the Beatson properties have also t entered the producing ranks. The 1 combined yield from the three is ex- s pected to be brought up to 5.000,000 a pounds per month. The Bonanza will 1 be the principal contributor to this i total: Beatson is expected to approx- c imate 10.000.000 pounds annually. \ The Bonanza and Jumbo contain t high and low grade ores while the r Beatson averages nearer 3',: copper, a At the eBatson a concentrator has s been installed and a recovery of a about 85': has been secured. A leech- ( ing plant will handle the tailings. A large part of the ore from the Kenne- f cott properties will be shipped direct) to the Tacoma smelter, while the bal ance will be concentrated. At the Bonanza alone over six and ; a half years' ore has been blocked c out, a rather unusual occurrence for ! a deep mine.?(Boston News Bureau.) 11 ? ? r WEATHER FAVORS CROPS IN MATANUSKA DISTRICT r ANCHORAGE. June It'. The set tlers in the vicinity of the Matanus ka Junction are as busy as bees clear ing land, planting root crops and mak-| t ins general improvements in ?Heir j homesteads. The climatic conditions j j are ideal for growing the root crops, j Gentle showers occur at frequent in- c tervals, moistening the soil and pro- ,, viding natural irrigation. The pre- v railing weather is sunshine. The con- 0 ditlons are so favorable one may al- ( most see the vegetables growing. (Cook Inlet Pioneer.) ? ? ? t KN'IK GOES WET ?+? A census of the town of Knik. tak en to determine the opinion of the inhabitants with reference to the li quor question and completed Satur day night, showed the following re sult: Wets. 104: drys, including those who declined to express an opinion. 39.?(Anchorage Pioneer.) Empire ads reach most ren?|pr? :ORDOVA TAKES BERRIES TO KOTZEBUEi SEATTLE. Juno 15? On the first; oyage of the year in the Seattle Kotiebue Sound route, the Alaska Steamship Company's freighter Cor-! lova, commanded by Cnpt. Thomas1 doore, will sail tomorrow for Bering1 Sea with a 2.700-ton cargo of dredge lonstructlon material, explosives, coal ind general supplies. As the first Seattle freighter of the year, the vox iol will receive a Joyous welcome in lie remote Kotzebue Sound camps. To furnish a rare feast for the In I Ian school children of Kotzebue, the Cordova will tako North a consign ment of strawberries in her cooling room and a number of gallons of froz en cream. On her arrival the children jf that section will have a "Strawber ry and cream day." for the first time in the history of the district. The cargo will include a shipment >f dredge construction material for :!??* Onion Construction Company, of fork, and a knock-down dredge and in auto truck for the American prodjv and Construction Company, of .he same place. Heavy shipments or general merchandise are being loaded or the Roblhson-Madigs Company, iporating large trading posts in Deer ng. Kewalik, Kotzebue and Candle. The coal shipment will consist of 100 tons, distributed as follows: One mndred tons for Teller, twenty tons 'or Kotzebue, fifty tons for Candle, wontv tons for York and ten tons 'or Kewalik. SEWARD HAS A BUILDING BOOM SEWARD. June 15.?The number new houses of all kinds built in toward since the announcement Hint ills city will l>e the railroad termin il is more than fifty. It is probably inite a lot more but the task of count ng the houses in the outlying nddl ions lias not yet been undertaken. 3y standing near the corner of Wash ngton street and Third avenue in the leart of the city, one can see nearly i dozen new houses or buildius in the ?ourse of construction. A crew of men is now at work on vhat is known as the terminal tract if the Alaska Northern railroad clear ng off lots for the erection of sever l! buildings which are to be erected >y the Alaska Kngineering Commis tion The lots have been surveyed ind the clearing is now under way. The nearest approach to any detailed nformation as to the number of hous ?s to be built in that city is that there vlll be several. It is also stated that hey will be live-room houses and are irobabi.v intended for the employees is Mr. Sdes stated some time ago that iuch buildings for such purposes in ill probability would be needed. ? Seward Gateway.) 1AILROAD BUILDING STARTS TOWARD SEWARD SEWARD. JUNE 15. That the en-! tineering commission lias gangs out dearing the railroad right of way rom Anchordagc towards Seward is he information brought in by a most ellable rann who recently reached his city over the trail from the new ailroad town.?(Gateway.) PRAISE FOR JUDGE BROWN SEWARD, June 14.? The Seward erm of the District court was ended ast Saturday evening qnd Judge Jrown and the other officials left for tome on the Northwestern. The work >f the court was made shorter and asier by the splendid tact and skill vith which Judge Brown handled some if the matters coming np.?(Seward I ate way.) Tho Emp'.re guarantees Its ndver isers the largest circulation of any lowspapcr in Alaska. TWO DEAD BODIES 1 FOUND UP THE HOOTALINQUA WHITEHORSK, Juiic 19.?The dead t and practically air dried bodies of A. n L. Hominy and Thomas Uoyd wore t found three weeks ago In soporato c but adjoining cabins near the mouth c of Swift creek on the right limit of it the Hootalinqua river, about SO miles ? nbove liootalinquu post. Joe Brewer t a pioneer prospector and trapper who o makes his home ten miles up tho c river from Swift creek where he lias 1 a mink ranch, made the gruesome discovery, having been requested by i the police to make search for the two t men. neither of whom had boon seen t since they left hero together, but each 1 in his own boat on the 31st of Aug- r ust. 1913. 1 News of the awful discovery was t brought to Whltehorsc by Bob Smith and Chas. Grolmc who wont to Tes- I lin two weeks ago In the former's c gasoline boat. Bob Smith und Grelme t visited tho ctihlns where the bodies t were found and viewed the remains, c The story of the discovery of the bodies is as follows: r All last year few travelers who 1 passed up and down the Hootaliiuiua c noticed two small boats tied up near c the mouth of Swift creek, but as that r Is what prospectors, hunters, and c trappers who delve Into tho Interior r usually do, nothing was thought of It. Three weeks ago Brewer visited that locality and noticed a dim trail leading back into the woods where the two boats were tied up. Follow- i ing the trail about a quarter of a c mile he came to a doublo cabin or i two cabins standing together but not c connected by a door. In each was a s bunk and on each hunk was the dead body of a man covered with blankets, c In each cabin was a gun fully loaded, s There were no signs of violence. By s the side of one of the bunks was t a teapot containing ten leaves. Ill each t of the cabins a diary was found, the i last entry in one of which was dated t The other left off sev - * I - C crai days oetore. * In the diary kept by Dominy men tion was made early in February of the writer's health which was record ed ns poor. His condition was at- t tributcd to the drinking water. The f last three entries read: 1 February 2G?Am getting weaker. February 27?Am getting weaker. February 2S? (The one word) I "Weaker." In neither diary was mention made c of the other's sickness. c The police records here, made at \ the time of the departure of the two I men who left August 31. 1913 show ( that Dominy was then 55 years of I age and came from Lone Pine, Call* t fcrnia, where he had a family. Post master George Wilson has several let ters and post cards in his possession r j from Lone Pine addressed to Dominy, I one card wrltton only the 18th of last month from "Rella" to "Dear Dad." _ Boyd had no relatives in this country 1 but gave the name of a brother an of ficer In a Scotch regiment, as "Xcxt of Kin." Boyd gave his age as 50 years. PLATINUM HAS BEEN FOUND AT DAWSON DAWSOX. June IS. The excite ment which occurred several days ago over the report that platinum had been found on the hillside near Daw son was given another impetus whim Dr. Wells made an assay of rock found under Bill Paddock's green house at West Dawson, and declared the mineral to be similar to that dis covered. on the other side of the riv er. The doctor has made several tests of the rock in (|uestion from both localities, and shows bright but tons about the size of a vost button, and hard. He says that to all ap penrances they are platinum, but he will not say positively that lie Is cor rest. He desires to have the assay confirmed outside if possible, and is sending samples to various assayors in different cities. Some of the local assayers say they failed to find plat- . Inum in rock from the hillside. Ap plications have been filed with the j qtiartz recorder recently for eight claims which wero staked back of Dawson in the stampede of several days ago. Xo applications have been filed for ground at West Dawson. Dr. Wells has had his assay plant run ning day and night for a week or more making the tests of the suppos ed platinum bearing rock.?(Dawson News.) BENDER BROTHERS HAS FINE WEATHER 2 SEATTLE, June 15.?Fair weather 1 in Alaska peninsula waters is being jj encountered by the sclioonor Bender 5 Brothers, owned and operated by J. E. Shields and Capt. Louis Knaflich of Seattle. on her first voyage of the i season in the Seattle-Kuskokwim J route. Shields yesterday received a $ letter from Capt. E. B. Hoffman, the j master of the schooner, reporting her arrival at Sand Point May 27, after ? an uneventful voyage. She reached " Uyak May 24.- (Seattle Times.) FORMER FEDERAL OFFICIAL GETS OFFICE OLYMPIA. Juno 22. - Fred W. ? Slocking, former register of the Unit- |1 ed States land office in Olympia. has [ been unanimously elected country 1 treasurer of Thurston county, to fill the unexpired term of W. II. Brltt, who died suddenly of injuries receiv ed in an automobile accident. The selection was made by the county commissioners. New line of black and White stripo neckware at Goldstein's. 6-21-tf DON'T forget tho Names? OLTS & GILPATRICK. Contractors Concrete or frame construction. (5-17-tf.) "Kcndrlck" expert sifrn writer. Com- ' pare workmanship before ordering. ? (5-7-lm.)? The Empire will make advertising contracts subject to proof of largest irculatlon of any newspaper In Alaska. , VAR ORDERS MAY REACH $1,000,000,000 BOSTON, June 15.?It is estimated hut the war orders already filed with onnufacturera in this country call for he payment of close to, If not in ex ess of $1,000,000,000. In view of the normous amount of money and cred t tlicro can he only one side to the enoral situation. Business is bound o rcvivo, prices of commodities must dvance, and the tremendous in rcused corporntc earning power will ncrease the value of securities. The only oxduso for lower commod ty prices at present would he the ommencement of real peace negotia Ions. There is nothing of this sort n sight and will not be until Gor nany and the Allies are more ex lausted than they are at the present ime. To bo sure all efforts for peace will ie conducted with the greatest secre cy. The great banking interests of he world will be knowing it a long imo before it becomes public prop irty. Thus far this country 1h the only lation that has gained by the war. iVhat this gain really amounts to ?unnot be told until the strugglo is >ver. Then it will bo scon to what ixtent wo have increased our finan :itly prestige and the markets for our iroducts.?-(Boston News Bureau.) NO LET UP IN WAR ORDERS ' ?? BOSTON, June 12.?There is no let < ip in the war orders and there is in- < ireased indication all tho time of an mproved domestic business. Warm ir weather would be an important itimulus. So far as the stock market is con erned tho tone remains confident. It corns evident that prices cannot long lay down. The idea prevails that he values are way above prices, and hat unless the public buying power s curbed the market cannot bo con rolled.?(Boston News Bureau.) >EATTLE-OWNED CANNERY IS DESTROYED BY FIRE SEWARD. June 14. ? The Lib >y, McNeil and Libby cannery at Kog ;lang was destroyed by fire on the 1th Inst.?(Gateway.) CHILBERG IS HOST. Pete Chllberg entertained a group if his friends at dinner, at his home in Swede Hill yesterday. Covers vere laid for the host, and Pete Mc lonnld, Fred Bycrs, Lou Walsh, lharles Close, Fred Cameron, Jack turns Charles Daniels and Fred So le. Hat or shoos free with Hart Schaff lor & Marx suits at Goldstein's 21 tf Empire want ads. got results ? | ? + + + *** + *??-l? + + + + + + + ? + AMONG THE THEATRES. + *? + ? ?5, + + + ?S, + + *<S>4,4??& + 4? + THE HOUSE OF GOOD SHOWS ?? At tho Orpheum tonight n Pathe Dully News will bo seen showing ba boons used for scouting purposes: ar mored nutos; the handsome sword made for King Albert; bundle day for the Now York poor: big ship aground: New York olevntcd trains crash and numerous other Interesting subjects. As a fenturc wo offer the two-part S. &. A. with Francis X. Buschman in the lead, "A Man for A' o' That." If you were penniless and a few hun dred dollars would save you from ut ter ruin, if that sum were deposited In a safe and you knew the combina tion of that safe, could you resist the temptation to take the money? Come and see how "A Foolish Agreement" solves the problem. As a laugh maker wo present a double Lubin Comedy "Water Soaked Hero." Thursday and Friday, tho 18th epi sode of the "Perils of Pauline." Pro- . pare yourself for the closing episode ' only a few more. First show at 7:45; second at 0:15 p. m. ***? ' STRAND WAR SERIES AND FEA TURE AT GRAND TONIGHT. Series No. 5 of the Strand Europe an war, actunl scenes from the front, a sure interest of 1000 foot. These pictures are very hard to get up in this country, so we want every one to see them. "Sands of Life," a fascinating Am ericah, story, by the Box Ofllce Attrac tions. in multiple reels. Wallace Rcid and Do'rothy Davcn- ; port in "A Cracksman Santa Claus," j a great society drama. "Fcedlo-Dum Insures His I.ife"?a good Imp comedy. BIG SHRAPNEL ORDERS CREATE COPPER DEMAND NEW YORK?The demand for steel bars for the manufacture of shrapnel continues brisk. It is estimated that inquiries in the market for steel for shrapnel production aggregate be tween 50,000 and 75,000 tons. To turn out .'15.000,000 shrapnel shells embrac ing orders placed and pending will require over 400,000 tons of steel and close to 125,000,000 pounds of copper. EMBROIDERY STAMPING to order at Miss Walgrcn's Needle craft Shop, 118 2nd St., opposite Dor ans Drug store. C-18-3t. If You arc troubled with heartburn, gases and a distressed feeling after eating take a Tablet before and after each meal and you will obtain prompt relief. Sold only by us,25o Wm. Britt, Juneau. Plmer f Smith. Oouoln*. . . a ?.aa4.a>.aa aa^aaaaa^aaaaAA ! Builders^ Hardware I | AND ? | I Carpenters' Tools!! I !, j I Juneau Hardware Co. | William Algernon. 147 Front St. Phone 243. Sim Frelman ? RAYMOND'S - PHONE 28 I The largest stock of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables is at this store If vou are going on a picnic, let us put up your lunch? We can suggest LOTS OF GOOD THINGS TO EAT. Give Us Your Orders Early! J RELIABLE Cash Grocery NAT S. BEAN, Proprietor. | PHONE 290. Staple and e Fancy f Groceries JUNEAU . - ALASKA INITIATION STILL 55 j For a Few Days 55 $ DO IT NOW Moose Charter closes in a few days. Have your t application filled out by THURSDAY, at Dr. ? Mahone, 4th floor Goldstein building at .3 or 8 * p. m. Big initiation Thursday at 8 p. m. $ Once a Moose, Always a Moose! | * ? ? C. B. Secrest J. Frederick Johnson Alfred Boas ? Dictator National Director Local Director X A GREAT FACTOR in fruit and vegetable merchandising is quick selling. This insures freshness. QUALITY and FRESHNESS arc of first importance. WE KEEP OUR STOCK MOVING, and as a consequence we offer you fresher and better perishables at all times. Fresh shipment on Alameda. The juneau Fruit S Vegetable Market The Up-To-Date Fruit Stand Telephone 182 Seward Street, between 2d &. 3d KAKE MAIL ROUTE Fchedulo in Effect April 1 to Nov. 30. 1915 1'hc E. A. HEGG roils every Mondny atRo'Clock \. m. from Younir's Float, stoppld)? at Douitlns. r.iku Ilnrbor. J.lmcntone. SnottUliam. Sumdutn. Windham Day. Eive-Finaer I.iirht. Fanshaw and Knke. CAPT. \\ MADSKN. G. Iv. GILBERT PLUMBING and SHEET METAL WORKS 121 Front 8t Phono 358 JUNEAU STEAMSHIP CO. United States Mall ' STEAMER GEORGIA Juneau-Sitka Route Leaves Juneau tor Douglas, Fun ter, Hoonah, Gypsum, Tenakeo, Killisnoo, Chatham and Sitka every Wednesday at 12:01 a. m. Juneau-Skagway Route Leaves Juneau for Douglas, Eagle River, Sentinel Light Station, El drld Rock Light Station, Comot, Haines, Skagway every Sunday at 12:01 a. m. Returning, leaves Skagway the following day at 12:02 a. m. WILLIS E. NO WELL, MANAGER Do You Know ??????? i ???????. That our Gents Furnishing Goods Depart- ! mcnt is one of the finest and most com- ; plete in all Alaska? Strictly high ; grade, Worth-thc-lVIoncy ' goods have made it so, ; such as 1 JH? DUTCHESS . TROUSERS for example, and do you know it will take an exclusive tailor to duplicate then: in style and finish, and he would charge double our asking price. ALASKA TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO. MERCANTILE DEPARTMENT v.-mLJLJLJL-t ? ? ' ? ?