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On the same day that the Lusltan
la. the pride of Britain's mercantile
marine, was sunk by a German sub
marine, the most famous British bat
tloship reached its 150th birthday
This is the old Victory, Nelson's fa
mous flagship, which is moored it
Portsmouth harbor and is visited bj
many Americans. Prom her mait
truck Nelson flew his famous signal
"England expects that every man will
do his duty." That signal has inspir
ed the nation ever since. It may b<
read today, painted in big letters at
the base of Nelson's monument in
Trafalgar Square, together with pat
riotic appeals by the king and the
prime minister of England.
That signal was flown, of course,
at the beginning of the battle of Traf
algar and was followed, when the tide
was beginning to turn in favor of
the British, by another, "Engage the
enemy more closely!" This momen
tous fight, in which the Victory was
one of the twenty-seven British ves
sels of the line, was the gallant ves
el's last. 1-titer she was used as a
flagship by the admirals in the Baltic
and later still as a transport. Notably
in ISO?, when she helped to bring
home Sir John Moore's array from
Corunna. and a year afterward when
she carried reinforcements to Wel
lington in Portugal. She ended her
career as a seagoing ship when she
was paid off at Portsmouth on No
vember 30. IS 12.
Certainly she had done her share,
if ever a ship did. She had led the
fighting in two of the greatest and
most important battles in history?
St. Vincent was the other, besides
Traflagar? and no end of smaller
ones.. Since she was launched in
1765 no less than eighty British ad
mirals have used her. Nelson was
aboard her for two and a half years,
though not all of his time as an ad
miral. Two thousand five hundred
oak trees went into the making of her
and she cost $1S3.000. The Queen
Eliabeth. today the pride of the Brit
ish navy, cost over Sll.000.000. not
reckoning in her guns.
Launched at Chathi.m. the Victory
was not sent to sea until thirteen
? years later. In those days they re
; built a ship and waited for a war wel
- knowing that when the war came tin
? ship would be well able to take hei
. part in it. Now, before a ship i>
? launched, something that can beat hei
i Is on the stocks. In this connectlor
a few further comparisons betweer
; Nelson's flagship and the war vessoh
. of today are interesting. It is rathei
1 astonishing, for one thing, to discovei
? that this, a first-rate ship of the line
? carrying 10-1 guns, is actually sliortei
than a modern torpedoboat destroyer
: Such is tho case however, for while
the Victory measures 22(1 feet six in
ches from the tip of the figurehead
to the taffrall aft. the destroyers 01
tho "1." class are 2(50 feet from stem
to stern. The difference in guns Is
even more striking.
When the Victory went into action
on October 21. 1S05, she could fire
fifty-two "great guns" on her broad
side. but all their shots put together
would not weigh within 700 pounds
of a single projectile fired from the
Queen Elizabeth's fifteen-inch weap
ons. When the Spaniards were badly
trounced in 15SS the biggest gun in
the English fleet fired a shot of six
ty-eight pounds, and the Victory nt
Trafalgar. 217 years later, could do no
better. Apart from her two slxtv
eigbt pounder curronades. she c6uld
fire nothing heavier than a thirty
two pound shot. Two Victorys could
be built and fitten out for what it
cost to make the Queen Elizabeth's
The decks of the Victory have been
trod by some of the most famous na
j val heroes in Ltritish history?by
Howe, Saumarez. Keppel, Kempcnfelt
and John Jervis. to. say nothiug of
! "Jackv" Fisher in more recent times.
. Her first commission was as flag
ship of the third mentioned. Admir
al Augustus Keppel. who was court
martialed because of his alleged tlm
; idity in the face of the French fleet
off Cshant in 177S. He-was honorab
ly acquitted and Portmouth made
merry over the verdict.
The Victory's next important ser
vice was as flagship of Lord Howe
; at the relief of Gibraltar in 1779, and
j three years later she carri' d the flag
i of Sir John Jervis at the battle off
! Cape St. Vincent, where Nelson first
! leaped into prominence, but at the end
of the year she returned home, and
for some inscrutable reason was con
verted into a hospital ship for pris
oners. She always had been a good
ship under sail, however, and after
t,wo years the admiralty give instruc
tions for her to be thoroughly over
hauled and prepared for service, and.
in April 18035 Nelson hoisted his flag
in her as commander-in-chief in the
From this time on until the battle
of Trafalgar the careers of command
er and ship follow parallel courses.
It was in her than Nelson "bloeknd
od" (ho French fleet in Toulon, ami
early In 1S05 the French, after many
months in harbor, took advantage ol
his absence to attempt oscapo. They
wore ovortaken by a gale and return
; cd to port battered and crippled, and
the words which Nelson used in a let
; ter to Colllngwood ure curiously appo
I site today.
"Bonaparte," he wrote, "has often
made his brags thatour illeet would
?'be worn out by keeping at sea; that
?j his was kept in order and increasing
-by being kept in port; but he now
; finds, I fancy, if emperors hear the
- truth, that his fleot suffers more than
i ours in a year."
i In 1S24 the Victory became flagship
5 of tho commander-in-chief at Ports
- mouth, an appointment, which in time
? of peace, is the highest to which n
naval officer can attain short of the
? first sea lordship. Today she tile*
the "Jack" of an admiral of the fleet
. the Hon. Sir Hedworth Moux, still
better known as l.ampton, of Lady
smith rame. He changed his name,
you may remember, in order to inher
it tho fortune of a rich brewer's wi
dow. which was left him 011 that con
The following interview with Col.
D. C. Jackllng is from the Boston
Vows Bureau:
"We have decided to proceed^. at
once with the development of the
Butte-New York properties . The
Butte & Superior Company owns the
conirolling interest in the stock of
the Butte-New York Copper company,
which controls what is known as the
Butte-MilwaukOe group of claims.
These claims lying east and north
from the Black Hock will be develop
ed as rapidly as possible.
"With the present price of spelter
and copper we are certainly going to
devote our energies to mining all
that we can of both in the companies
I am connected with. One of the
hardest problems the Butte & Super
ior company has had the face was
that of finding a way to handle our
concentrates. The smelter capacity
of the country for the handling of
spelter is limited, and we found this
a handicap. Happily we have been
able to make the needed arrange
ments. so that the company was not
compelled to curtail to any material
extent the output of the Black Rock
mine and the Butte & Superior mill.
"We will go right ahead with fur
ther developments of the ore reserv
es. The Butte-New York claims are
zinc properties and we expect to keep
ore reserves well ahead. The devel
opment will be carried on from our
1200 foot level in the Butte & Super
ior which runs into the Butte-New
York ground and also from other lev
"All of our companies are workiug
to meet the big demand for spelter
and copper that has sprung up so
suddenly. At present prices they can
make large profits and they are aim
ing to meet the demand for the met
als to their capacity.
"Utah copper and all the porphyries
are now running to the very limit of
their capacity. They have been
steadily increasing the amount of cop
per produced while the cost of pro
duction is now reduced to the lowest
point these companies have ever
"Butte & Superior was making mon
ey when spelter was selling at five
cents a pound. Now that the price of
spelter is way up -around 24 cents a
pound, with the demand for it far in
to the coming months, the company
is making a showing that no one even
dreamed would be possible six months
The new mill of the Alaska Gastin
eau company at Juneau is making a
fine record. It has already handled
50 per cent, more ore than the sup
posed capacity when it was built. We
are more than satisfied with the re
sults shown there.
"In all our mining operations wo i
arc making efforts to meet the con- <
litions that arc arising. The war in 1
Europe is causing situations that are i
mprecedented. In both spelter and 1
:opper the smelting operations are 1
jiving more concern than the mining t
>art of it. t
"It is not at all unlikely that' ad- t
litionai smelting capacity will be re- s
[uired if conditions continue as at
iresont. The improvements made in S
lie line of leaching plants and man"
ther improvements that could be 5
aentioned are receiving greater at- i
ontion than ever since copper has u
isen so rapidly and the demand has
icreased. a
"The general mining outlook is d
plondid. That expresses it." f<
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(Cincinnati Enquirer.) hi
In spite of all the old saws to the ei
jntrary, we have always found that ei
lonoy makes more trouble for those tl
ho haven't any than it does for those \\
ho have plenty. ei
Never pay any attention to the lad A
ho tries to make you think that he
a bad man. But look out for the p
d who poses as a good man.
A farmer can't sec why a city chap
ants to go to the country in sum- Jn
or. and a city chap can't see why a -
rmer wants tp go to the city in 1 1
Thete isn't much hope for the lad
lio tries to get through the world ^
: the strength of what his grandfa- ]io
er accomplished. ^
A college eduaction never hurts a ('"1
ung fellow if he has sense enough ga
learn something after he graduates.
l'he trouble with the man who ""
nks he is as good as anybody is ,
Lt he thinks he is a whole lot bet- ?
)ther people often strike you as be- i ^
; cranky, don't they? Well, that is ^
t what they are thinking about! O:
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Jmpiro ads wont an the time. |
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Magee Lead6 Then All
Leo Magee, who plnyed first base
i for Seattle In 1912, Is leading the
| Federal League In hitting, fielding,
; base-stealing, and the number of runs
; made. Eastern sport writers declare
> his record is the best all-around rec
> ord which has been made In baseball
i for a nutflber of years, and a close
tab Is being made on him to see If
i he will continue to hold his new title
? ol! "Ty Cobb of tho Federal league."
? Magoo Is playing with the Brooklyn
. Veteran Pololst Dies
Edward L. Hosier, chairman of tho
Polo Committee of the Onowontela
Club. Chicago, was thrown by a frac
tious pony at Chicago a few days ago
and mortally Injured. He died a few
hours later after an operation. Hau
ler, who was 43 years old. was presi
dent of a commission house bcnrlng
his name.
Hasler rode the outlaw pony away
rrom the Onwontsin Club in the af
ternoon. Ho was accompanied by
Mrs. Ilaslcr, E. L. Hlldcbrand, polo
manager of tho club, and others. Tho
pony started to fight at once, and
Mr. Hasler was thrown. Ho struck on
Ills head, fracturing his skull. He Is
survived by a widow and three chil
Kilbane to Fight
Johnny Kilbane, champion feather
weight, will meet Roger O'Malley. in
a ten round bout at Toledo, Ohio, on
the night of July 5.
Used Nine Pitchers
In a recent game between tho Louis
ville and Milwaukee American Asso
ciation teams, nine twirlers were us
ed. Louisville won, 12 to 11. Each
team made seventeen hits.
Veteran Baxter Still Good
John M. Baxter. fir?t baseman for
the Juneau ball club, and known all
over the United States where profes
sional ball is played as "Tho Mooso,"
is pluying a grand old game on the
Initial sack in spite of his years,
which he admits are "some." Bag
tor has made a big hit with v'uneau
fans, sinco he joined the team three
weeks ago. The former National
leaguer is hitting around .250. but will
beat that mark before the season is
over if he gets back into hi* real
clouting form. Ho is in Juneau to
make his permanent homo here He
is a player whose former successes
in baseball were due mainly to the
good care he always took of himself,
and his ability to get along with team
mates, fans and managers^
"Moose" is perhaps one of the best
known baseball men in the North
west. having led tho Northwestern
league in batting and fielding first
basemen with the Butte club in 1906.
The following year he went to In
dianapolis and later to the St. Louis
Nationals. In 1908 he was signed by
tho Montgomery team in tho South
ern League. It was during his first
year with the Southerners that lie
made his remarkable record of 32
games without an error. The record
still holds good in that circuit In
the Sporting Life recently were re
published articles on the past history
of the Southern League. About Bax
ter the article said: "He was one of
the fastest men that ever struck tho
South. His baserunning is not the
blind, at random, kind, but the in
telligence that he used on the paths
made him take chances that with a
slower man would look suicidnl. He
has a good head, too, and many are
the fast double plays that started by ;
him pulled out a win for his team.
With runners on first and second
base and a bunt towards first by the (
batter, nine out of ten first basemen
would run in on the bunt and if they j
had time try to head off the man j
:oming to second by a throw r.o that ,
Sag. On several occasions durig the j
>*ear he wore a Montgomery uniform. (
Baxter like a flash, ran in on the
)unt, paid not tho slightest attention
o the runner going to second, bjjt ;i
ook the hardest chance and longer f
hrow to third and stop the runner c
printing for that bag."
itart Auto Derby v
Tho Chicago Automobile Club's 0
00-mile derby on the new board u
rack at May wood, will be started Sat- n
rday. s
Fifteen cars qualified at tho elimin
tlon heats. Dario Resta, the Italian
river, averaging 110.1 miles an hour p
)r a lap. setting a new world's rcc- v
rd for cars of 300 cubic inches pis- Q
)n displacement, the trials being of- ^
daily sanctioned and timed.
All of the other fourteen quallilcrs f]'
veraged better than ninety miles an
our. although the rules provide that
Iglity-flve miles an hour is speed
tough to permit a start. Among r(
lose who qualified were: Cooper,
Mlcox and Anderson, Carlson, Rick- j
tbacher and Orr. Wrant and Lim- r
?rg, Davore and Keene, O'Donncll,
Hey and Hnupt, Resta and Burman.
?+? o\
C. P. Morgan and C. Gaskell today gc
augurated a new ferry line between
ineau and Douglas, using for that
irpose the little gas boat Rex. The gn
sw ferry line has made a 15-cent in
te between Juneau and Dougias. er
id leaves from the C. W. Young Co. pa
>ut at Juneau hourly on the half
>ur. Tho Douglas landing is at tho
ty Dock. It will make two trips a 43
y to Thane, the first at C a. m. we
"The Rex will carry 15 passengers," of
Id Mr. Morgan, "and make the trip bil
Douglas from Juneau in ten mln
;s." i
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Northwestern League
At Spokane?Spokane, 4; Seattle, 0.
At Tucoma?Tncoma, G; Vancouver, 4
At Victoria?Victoria, 3; Aberdcon, 1
American League
At Detroit?Detroit, 4; St. Louis, 3.
At Washington?Washington, 4; Bos
ton, 0.
At Philadelphia?New York, 3?12;
Philadelphia. 2?7.
At Clevelan? Chicago, 3?7; Clcve
land, 1?3.
National League.
At Now York?Philadelphia, 3; New
York, 1.
At Chicago?Chicago, 5; St. Louis, 3
At Boston?Boston, 3; Brooklyn, 2.
At Cincinnati?Pittsburgh. G; Clncin
nati, 2.
Federal League
At Brooklyn?St. Louis, 2; Brooklyn,
At Buffalo?Pittsburgh, 11; Newark, 1
At Bnltimore?Baltimore, 4; Chicago,
Northwestern League.
Won Lost Pet.
Spokunc 36 24 .GOO
Vancouver 32 29 .525
Tacoma 33 30 .524
Victoria 29 31 .483
Aberdeen 30 ? 34 .4G9
Scattlo 24 3G .400
National League
Won Lost Pctg.
Chicago 26 20 .565
Philadelphia 26 23 .531
Pittsburgh 25 23 .521
New York 25 24 .510
St Louis 24 25 .490
Boston 23 25 .479
Brooklyn 23 26 .469
Cincinnati 20 26 .435
Federal League
Won Lost Pctg.
Kansas City 28 22 .560
Newark .... 30 25 .515
Chicago 28 24 .538
St. Louis 25 23 .521
Pittsburgh 26 25 .510
Brooklyn 25 27 .481
Baltimore 20 24 .455
Buffalo 19 28 .404
American League
Won Lost Pctg.
Chicago 32 18 .640
Detroit 32 21 .604
Boaton 27 18 .600
New York 25 22 .532
Cleveland 20 26 .435
Washington 19 26 .422
Philadelphia 19 30 .388
St. Louis 18 21 .367
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A London special says tlmt the
British troops nre steadily pushing
forwurd In an isolated section of war
?through the legendary site of the
Garden of lidcn, up the Tigris river,
and by the capture of Amara have
reached half way up to Bagdad from
their starting point on the Persian
gulf. They are poorly opposed by the
Turkisli forces and small gunboats on
the river. One of the Turkish gun
boats, the Marmris, has been sunk by
the British and a Turkish transport,
the .Mosul, has been captured, ac
cording to an official statement.
Prof. Wilson of Harvard, professor
of international law, says more than
10,000 treaties have been made by
warring nations as the result of the
ending of wars during the past 100
years, not all of which have been
^cpt and many of which could not
tave been kept. He says the only
way to have treaties made as near
jcrmanent as possible is to have them
lrawn up by army ofllccrs.
Agents of Germany in this country
iro said to be doing their utmost to
movent the export from the United
States or arms and ammunition for
lie Allies. They sought at first to
my stock contral of the big factories
.?hich are now working night and day
11 war contracts. Their attempt was
complete failure. Their next move
ow under way has been to foment
trikes in these factories.
The captain of the British steamer
olonian, which arrived in Boston on
.'ednesday last, stated that the flag ?
f the United States was flown for
) hours after he had been ordered
y a British patrol boat to fly the
ag of a neutral nation or no flag at
A Milan special says that the iron
(guations of the Italian general staff
?o already beginning to chafe the
ee and easy going Italian people,
orsons mentioning defeat or heavy
sses would bo liable to arrest.
A Rome special says that in Hun
try influences are at work favoring
>acc apart from Austria. In this ~
rent the Allies would abandon all ne- '?
itiations with Roumania. !
Practically half the Dutch now on .
lard on the frontiers are engaged
guarding them, not against foreign ..
s, but against Dutchmen trying to "
88 contraband. 4
Foodstuffs in England have risen ,u
per cent, since tho outbreak of the
ir. which means an annual increase
$1,000,000,000 In England's food h
1 _ in
japt. Thiorichens recently returned g^
>m a leave of absence and now is
hoard the Prlnz ICltel Frcderlch, gQ
i. i .i .1 ? ?in
the Norfolk navy yard.
More than 150,000 horses have been
ipped from the National stockyards
New York to the Alliies.
Juno 28th at 2 p. m. their will bo
Id at public auction, live red, cross
d black foxes; also live mink, at
;hey & Handley's Fox ranch, Haines
aska, U. S. Marshal's Sale. 6-22-3t
tVo do plumbing and heating for
ters. Why not for you? Come and
t our prices. UNIVERSAL RE
.IR SHOP, 114 Front St. Tel. 273.
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t is the most complete in the city. Also Chinaware
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United States Deposits $100,000.00 ?:j n
Capital. Surplus and undivided Profits over 100.000.00
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fton children do not let parents know
icy arc constipated. They fear some
ing distasteful. They will like Rcxall
rdcrlics?a mild laxative that tastc3
:e sugar. Sold only by us, 10 cents.
VVm. Britt, Juneau.
Elmor E. Smith, Douglas.
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