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
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 &
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
1013 ... 2.000.000
1912 . 3.000.000
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
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:
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
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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.)
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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.
Empire ads reach most ren?|pr?
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
SEWARD HAS A
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. ?
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
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
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
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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)
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
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
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.)
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
New line of black and White stripo
neckware at Goldstein's. 6-21-tf
DON'T forget tho Names?
OLTS & GILPATRICK.
Concrete or frame construction.
"Kcndrlck" expert sifrn writer. Com- '
pare workmanship before ordering.
The Empire will make advertising
contracts subject to proof of largest
irculatlon of any newspaper In Alaska. ,
VAR ORDERS MAY
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
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
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
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.)
IS DESTROYED BY FIRE
SEWARD. June 14. ? The Lib
>y, McNeil and Libby cannery at Kog
;lang was destroyed by fire on the
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
Hat or shoos free with Hart Schaff
lor & Marx suits at Goldstein's 21 tf
Empire want ads. got results
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+ + + *** + *??-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
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.
to order at Miss Walgrcn's Needle
craft Shop, 118 2nd St., opposite Dor
ans Drug store. C-18-3t.
arc troubled with heartburn, gases and
a distressed feeling after eating take a
before and after each meal and you will
obtain prompt relief. Sold only by us,25o
Wm. Britt, Juneau.
Plmer f Smith. Oouoln*.
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! Builders^ Hardware I
| AND ? |
I Carpenters' Tools!!
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
NAT S. BEAN, Proprietor. |
e Fancy f
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
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
The Up-To-Date Fruit Stand
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
SHEET METAL WORKS
121 Front 8t Phono 358
JUNEAU STEAMSHIP CO.
United States Mall '
Leaves Juneau tor Douglas, Fun
ter, Hoonah, Gypsum, Tenakeo,
Killisnoo, Chatham and Sitka every
Wednesday at 12:01 a. m.
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
WILLIS E. NO WELL, MANAGER
Do You Know
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
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
GOLD MINING CO.
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