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The Million I Mystery
=TONIGHT '
Owing to the great popularity of this greatest of all aerials. Man*
ager Crandall of the Lyric (Juneau) will run each episode for three
nights each week. This episode?-"A Battle of Wita"?Is exception* -J
ally good both from a dramatic and photographic standpoint.
MHis Wife's Child" is a wrong drama In two reels, featuring
emotional little Florence Lawrence. The comedy is a very laugh*
able Joker production which s sure to please all.
Mile. Violet will sing a resl new one. entitled "Over the Hills to
Mary." Remember this delightful program Tuesday, Wednesday
and Thursday at THE LYRIC (Juneau.)
PRIZE BEAUTY
IS ALSO HONEST;
ST. LOUIS?Miss Helene Edwards.
IS years old, of this city, who recent
ly was declared the most beautiful'
girl In St. Louis in a beauty eome.it.
returned to T. E. White of the Mar
quette hotel 13.120 In promissory
notes and bills, which he lost at the
PresS Club Frolic at Delmar Garden
White, who is a salesman for the
Carleton-Ferguson Dry G^ods Com
pany. had little hope the money would
be returned and did not oven adver
tise, for it. He was dumbfounds)
when the wallet which contained the
money and notes was returned to him
at the hotel, and was further surpris
ed when the person who found it1
asked for not reward.
Mias Kdwards, who Is employed -it'
a local department store, said site
found the wallet lying on a chair in
the Villa. She wao seated at a nea r
by table. The wallet also contained
an insurance policy for $100, and this,
she said, revealed the Identity of the
owner. It was only after White had
insisted that Miss Edwards accepted
a reward.
PROSPERITY ONLY
TEMPORARY SA^YS
PROMINENT LAWYER
SEATTLE. June ?0.?Believing that
Alaska has a wonderful future as a
mineral producer Judge K. R. Bab
bitt. counsel for Hayden-Slouo Com
pany. and the Jackllng interests, wilt
leave for the North 011 a pleasure
trip. He is registered at the Hotel
Washington and is accompanied by
h1s family.
Judge Babbit expressed the opinion
that the European war. has created a
false prosperity in this country and
that the country will not recover its
normal condition until the present tar
iff law is repealed. He believes that
a Republican majority will be return
ed at the next national election.
While in the North Judge Babbitt
will inspect tho Alaska Gastineau
mine, owned by hi3 clients.?(Seattle
Times.)
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!! ESKIMOS OF FAR NORTH ill
ii SPEGOLATE UPON FATE OF li
VILHJALMAR STEFANSSON f
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NOME, April 13. ? The absorbing
question of whether the intrepid ex
plorer Vtlhjalmar Stefansson and his
brave and resolute companions. Stor
ken Storkensen and Ole Anderson are
yet alive some where far out on the
ice bound ?Polar Sea is again revived
by recent reports received by the
Nugget from our special correspond
ent at Barrow who tells a strange
tale brought by the natives .out of tlie^
far off reaches of the dim and ice
locked North which may have some
bearing on the answer for which the
wor'd is waiting.
Throughout the long months since
that courageous trio set their faces
toward that ghostly fan off goal across
the frozen windswept snow and lc-3
lying white and silent over tho Beau
fort Sea. no word has come to th'
anxious ones who waited for their re
turn. No hint has the mysterious;
North revealed of what has been the
fate of those brave men who darn: j
the awesome darkness and the blue:
cold that mankind might leasu o'
what lay beyond the outermost rin
of the silent Arctic shores. No wort
has come from east or west, since
that memorable day In April. 19H, V
the time they said their last farewel
to the supporting party and turned
their faces tf* the frozen sea, the Icy
North has swallowed them up ant
none can guess their fate. "Don't
bother about hunting for me."* were
the last words of the intrepid explor
er when takirg flpal leave of tht
returning party, but fears for hit
safety have led" men to disregard tht
explorers last injunction but -mo,
search has so far revealed the slight
est trace of his whereabouts.
Some where, perhaps, far out on
the barren, ice-hemmed reaches of.
the Polar Sea. those brave men are j
yet struggling onward in tbeir quest
of unknown lands; perhaps they lie
stiff and inanimate, victims of the
Northland's fury, beneath some wind
swept snow drift. Who can tell?
One message and one alone has
come from out the bleak and deso
late wilderness beyond the Arctic
shores, during all the long period
elapsing since those men started
forth on their long journey.
From the far off Icy Cape has
come a message which may at least
throw some light on the question of
the fate of those men who started so
bravely forth across the Arctic Spa.
Within its briefly worded depths
may lie a hint of what the Icy aorth
has long concealed. Again one can
not say, it at least contains the possi
bility that it may have some bearing
on the fate of those.brave men and,
as such is worth recording. In brief
the message sent to tho Nugget from
Barrow states that Icy Cape natives,
hunting seal far out on the Polar Sea,
report having seen a lone man walk
ing along the edge of a widely separat
ed floe. The natives thought at first
that it was perhaps ones of their own
men named Sikrlkoruk. but on re
turning home learned that It was not
an Icy Cape man as all were ac
counted for. The natives then hur
ried out to the spot hoping to take
the traveler from his precarious po
sltion in their, akin boats, but on ar
riving at the edge of the pack no
trace of the man could be seen owing
to the ice upon which he was walk
ing having drifted so far out^Jo sea
that it was lost to sight in the Arctic
haze. Inquiry along the coast both
east and west has failed to reveal
the slightest hint of who this lone
wanderer might be but at leas' it has
been fairly well ascertained that it
was none of those who reside in tho
vicinity of Icy Cape or Barrow.
WJjen last seen the Ice upon which
the man was walking was moving
with wind and current in a south
easterly direction and he was walk
ing in that same direction. The wind
and. currents are. variable in these
northern latitudes and the natives
were not surprised when on their re
turn to the scene they could seo no
sign of tho stranger. Could this have
been a member of the Stefansson ex
pedition wandering atone, the sole
survivor of that Intrepid trio perhaps
in search of auccor from the Arctic
shore? Or was It perhaps some mem
Jersey, crushed Ini the rcmlstlesa
grip of the mighty Ico pack last full,
who was also striving to reach the
sheltered land? Perhaps the answer
will never be known, Those of the
North think Stefansson, at loaet Is!
still alive aiul some where out on
the wind swept Arctic wastes.
The bold explorer was no novlco at
the game of daring the Frost King's
might. Behind the journey to which
ho had set himself were years of ex
perience and ho knew and under
stood the hard task that ho was fac
ing and also knew many trlckf where
by the grim' battle for life might be
maintained under the' most "adverse
circumstances. He could live and
thrive on a straight meat diet as well
as the Eskimo, the men of tho north
land say.'and they further affirm that
he has often said that the best salad
he ever ate was old seal oil with
reindeer hair to keep it down. Such
men die hard, the Northmen sayljl
and on this belief, they base their
conviction tli^t* the bold exploror yet
survives. As further -proof that yet
there It. hope they point to the In
stances where natives have been
blown to sen on the Ice pack with
nothing but their scaling goar nnd
have returned unharmed after an ab
sence of over n year. Stefansson was
well -applied with an outfit and am
man tlon, they affirm uni?S possess
ing all of the cunning of the native
could live on the old Icc pack Indefi
nitely. However, none can toll what
has transpired on thoso frost blighted
wastes around the Pole. Perhnps
those dauntless ones yet str,ntf>'c on
ward. perhaps the North hns gripped
and crushed thorn In Its resistless
grip. Perhaps the last wanderer was
the last remaining member of thai
llttlo band making a desperate effort
to return to shelter and the haunts
of men. No one can guess what grim
ehapter hns been written on the pag
es of the North during the last year
and time alone can reveul the truth.
-(Nome Nugget.)
William Sulzer Discusses Alaska
At Seattle
By J. J. UNDERWOOD in Seattle Time*
SEATTLE; Juno 2S.?Another big
copper producer will be added to Al
aska's already long H.st within two
week8. William Sulzer, former gov
ernor of New York, arrived in the
city yesterday and will leave soon for
Ketchikan. Alaska, where he will op
en the property owned largely by the ;
Sulzer family, about forty miles from
Ketchikan. He is registered at the;
Rainier-Grand.
Within two woekB the property will
be shipping 1.000 tons of ore per
month and perhaps a groat deal more.
The mine has produced $1,250,000. of
which $032,000 was expended in Se
attle tor supplies and equipment.
Under the supervision of Charles
Sulzer a brother of the_ former New
York governor, forty men will be put
to work as soon as preparations can
be made. The Sulzer mine was clos
ed down last September, when copper
dropped to 7 cents a pound. At the
present price of copper the ore yields
an everagc profit of $20 a ton. Sul
zer will take with him a big consign
ment of supplies.
As a Congressman from the State
of New York. Sulzer caused to be en-,
acted more Alaska legislation than
any other member of the House. Be
sides laying the foundation for thp
construction of the government rail
road by bringing about the passage
of the bill that created the Alaska
Ruilrond Commission. Congressman
Sulzer put through the Alaska dele
gate bill, the Alaska revenue bill, un
der which all federal moneys collect
ed in the Territory aro ro-cxponded
in the Territory Instead of going In
to the government treasury; the Ter
ritorial government bill, the Alaska
road bill, the fishing bill, the mining
bill and many other jneasures. He al
so took a hand in the formation of
the Alaska code.
nui/.t'r. WUU litis UlHUt' IlliUlV H n#
to alL parts of Alaska. Is strongly or
the opinion that the.cheapest and the
best thing for the government to do
is to divide Alaska Into three parts
two states and .1 territory, and he pre
diets ahat this will be done within
the next twenty years. He says that
3here is less similarity between the
needs and wants of the people of the
Southeastern and Northwestern part
of Alaska than there is between Ari
zona and and Maine. He says South
eastern Alaska should be called the
state of Seward. Southwestern Al-i
aska the state of Sumner, and ail the
country north of the Yukon, where
the temperature is excessively" cold in
winter, should remain the Territory
of Alaska. Under this plan, he be
lieves, the people would be able td de
velop the country themselves without
help from the federal governmentf
and that the development of the lat
ent material resources would greatly
benefit the people of the whole North
west country.
While the Alaska railroad will not
benefit either the tin mines at Nome,
or the copper mines of Southeastern
Alaska, in which the former New
York governor is interested, he be
lieves that it will prove of great bene
fit to the country as a whole, not on
ly in developing the resources contig
uous to it, but to advertising other
parts of the country.
Alaska Needs Capital
"What Alaska needs worse than
anything else." he said, "Is capital.
There are half a dozen good little cop
per mines In the region where we op
orate but the men owning them need
air compressors and other machinery.
Mining copper by hand drllMng Is too
costly."
Except to remark that the Ugbt
against Tammany in New York will
he continued and that unless Boss
Charles F. Murphy takes a back seat
in Democratic affairs, the state will
go Republican. Sulzer refused to talk
politics. In regard to the war. he
said that every patriotic Amefican
should stand by the President.
He wanted to talk about Seattle and
Alaska, both of which he says have
i
made great strides since he first vis
ited them twenty years ago.
"Years ago," he said, "I predicted
that Seattle was-destined to become
the commercial metropolis of the Pa
cific coast. What has been accom
plished here in the Intervening years
demonstrates the truth of that proph
ecy. Seattle is a great city, and it
will become greater and rno^e fa
mous. 1 am fond of It and take pride
In Its growth, success and prosper
ity. At the same time I want to say
to its inhabitants that Seattle owes
much to Alaska and should' be the
best friend Alaska has in all the
country. Alaska Is Seattle's door of
opportunity.
Alaska's Opportunities
"Nine-tenths of tho peoplo of Amer
ica," he continued, "have-no Idea of
the vastness of Alaska; the extent of
her domain; the grandeur of her cll
n<ujo; the greatness of her moun
tains: the length of her rivers; the
possibilities of her fisheries and her
forests; the grazing advantages In her
valleys for sheep and cattle; her
splendid agricultural resources; her
incalculable mineral wealth; and her
splendid homes for the multitude In
the land mp there that spells oppor
tunity for the earest worker and the
brave pioneer.
"Alaska's production of mineral
wealth is growing upo^c. Tho miner
al' production tor 1914 is estimated at
$28,370,000, of which $17,150,000 was
copper and gold. The gold produc
tion or 1914 amounted to $14,128,749.
The copper output is estimated at 32,
900.000 pounds for 1914. against 2,
241,689 pounds 'in 1912. Alaska mines
uud quarries Id8(914 also produced
silver, tin, coal, marble and gypsum
to an estimated value of $790,000, an
increase or 5100,uou or ?iuo,ouo ovor
1912. The total value of Alaska's
mineral production since 1880, when
mining first bogan, is, in round fi
gures, $306,000,000. or moro than for
ty-three times the sum paid to Rus
sia for the Territory.
"I repeat now," said tiro ex-Govor
nor. "what I have said often-bofore,
that Alaska is the wonderland of the
world. God's own country. No words
can adequately describe it. The time,
in my Judgment, is at hand when the
vast territory must be developed, by
American genius, American capital,
and American enterprise, and take my
word for it. there will be no more
prosperous section In all our pro
gressive country for American brawn
and American brain. Alaska Is the
place for the new settler?for the
hustler?for the mau ws,o wants to
go ahead and get on.
Wants Her "Rights *
"Politically speaking, Alaska wants
her rights--that's nil.
ipj "Alaska must have her rights.
That is destiny. Alaska with her in
creasing population of patriotic peo
ple; Alaska with her invigorating cli
mate; Alaska with her beautiful scen
ery; her magnificent distances; her
snow-capped mountains; her majes
tic rivers; her fertile fields; her^reat
industries of fish and fur and timber;
Alaska with her great agricultural
possibilities; Alaska with her im
mense wealth in gold and copper and
silver and lead and tin and iron and
coal? mineral wealth beyond the
dreams of the,mosts imaginative per
son In the world; Alaska with her
brave and loyal and God-fearing Am
erican citizens; Alaska with her
churches and schools; her splendid
public institutions; her towns and her
villages; Alaska under the wonders
of the Northern lights, and in the
shadow of the midnight sun: Alaska
with her Inspiring sights, her ancient
glaciers; Alaska with her (treat har
bors and Innumerable lakes, and
countless cascades; Alaska In the
name of gll these, and more that 1
have not time now to enumerate, sim
ply ask8..from Congress, just treat
meat, and she must receive just treat
ment. from the President and the pol
Iticlnns in Washington." :
I ENTIRE CHANGE OF PROGRAM f |
? AT ?!
i NEW DREAM !
! TONIGHT
? "LOVE vs DUTY"?A 2-part Kay Bee drama. < >
J "An Unredeemed Pledge" ? Awonderful story with a beautiful pet ' |
? Collie dog taking one of the important parts. 1.
? Two other reels of the best quality. oj
?
I 10 CENTS? HOUSE OF ITS WORD ?25 CENTS ill
? Doors open 7 p. m. F2rst Show 7:30; Second 9:00
Fruit and CppniAfCi
Vegetable v^IxXIJO ?
. WATCH THIS STORE?We carry the largest line i
of FRUITS and VEGETABLES in the city.
H. J. Raymond Co. Phone 28
-? ?-S'WMx.
JUNEAU STEAM8HIR CO.
United States Mall
STEAMER GEORGIA
Juneau-Sitka Route -
Leaverf Juneau tor Dougles, Fun*
ter, Hocaah. Gypouin. Tenakee,
Kllllsnoo, Chatham and Sitka every
'Wednesday at 12:01 a. m.
Juneau-Skagway Route
Leaves Juneau for Douglas. Eagle
River, Sentinel Light Station, El
drid Rock Light Station, Conict.
Haines, Skagway every Sunday at
12:01 a. ni. Returning, leaves
Skagway the following day at 12:02
WILLIS E. NOWELL, MANAGER
JUDGE C. E. St/NN ELL
RUBY. June 12.?Judge C. K. Bun
nell having requisitioned shanks'
marc for a crip to Ivong City Immed
iately after arriving at Ruby last
Saturday the people of the creek town
conceived the happy idea of giving a
public reception to him jointly with
| Senator Dan Sutherland, who had ar
rived from the scene o? hia into la
bors at Juneau. Tho reception was
given .Monday evening in Moose Hall
| and was very cordial and approp
riate in every respoct. - < 1
Two hundred and fifty or three
hundred people were present. -
Judge Bunnell made an address 011
i novcral topics, which was well re
ceived by the audience. It was said
that ho is the first Federal appointee
to visit I.ong.
Senator Sutherland elucjdated some
I of the acts of tho legislature, espec
ially the mining law.
In returning to Ruby Judge Bun
nell' rodo in an ordinary freight wa
gon. Ho has since boon twice heard
to yoIco the opinion that the most
urgent need of the camp is improved
Which is tjtogothcr creditable to
him. Some men might get a shaking
up like that and lay tie blame to tho
wagon.?(Ruby Record Citizen.)
I
TO OBTAIN MATERIALS
FOR ALASKA RAILROAD
SEATTLE, Juno 27.?Requisitions
for material for forty ratios of the
permanent way of the government
railroad in Alaska have boon received
by the purchasing agent Dole at the
local office of tbo Alaska Engineer
ing commission. The list includes 2,
950 tons of steel rails, 70 poundH to
tho yard; 14,400 pairs of angle bars,
275 kegs of track bolts,; 04,000 hard
spring washer nut locks; and 2,200
kegs of track spikes. Tho delivery is
expected by September 15, the re
mainder to be on the ground within
forty-five days thereafter.
The local offico has about finished
filling a requisition for seventy-five
horses, ten miles of twonty-pound rail
and ten miles of, flfty-six pound rail
to be used, in construction work. The
supplies will bb sent North within
the next two week.?(Seattlo Post In
tellifecncer.)
BALTIMORE SENDS FOR
MECHANICS OF ALL KINDS
PITTSBURGH. Pa., July 3. ? The
Maryland Steel Company, located ad
jacent to Baltimore, has sent an ur
gent call to Pittsburgh for machinists
lathe turners, boiler makers, riveters,
and other classes of skilled work
Fill your coal bin now. The Ju
neau Trans!. Co. is unloading a car
go of the justly famous Ladysrpith
Coal. ' 6-30-6t.
J
T '"I E
MECCA
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Quality and .
Service Our
ft Motto ft
JUNEAU DEPOT FOR
MECCA FIZZ
MM
Union Iron Worfcs
Agents for Southeastern Alaska -
Tires, Ford Accessories
+ + 4- + + + + + T* * + *? + + ??
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ORPHEUM
?+?
At tho "House of Good Shows" to
night we present the following:
Pathe Dally?You all know they nre
good.
"Counterfeiters Plot." A drama in
real life, by the Kalem Co.
"Day By Day," a ripping comedy
by tho Essany Company.
"The Heart Rebellious," a - part
Lubln feature with John Ince, " 'nuff
sed." "It's Good."
The management takes this oppor
tunity of thanking the public for their
liberal patronage during the Fourth
Thursday and Friday night an extra
attraction. The hnman violin will be
played between pictures.. 10 and 25
cents.
GRAN* THEATRE TONIGHT.
"The Price of Sacrilege," the most
powerful 3-part feature Win. Slmy and
LeahB aird have ever producod.
"In the Year of 2014," a comedy
that shows ua the future life.
"Historic Brenon." an educational
picture.
".Slim Becomes a Cook," a Frontier
comedy?Jt's one big scream. "*
NOTICE.
Notice Is hereby given that the par
tnership heretofore existing between
Jorgen Nelson and George Osborne,
conducting the Nelson & Osborne
Jowelry store al Juneau, and the bus
iness thereof, was dissolved by mu
tual consent on the 5th day Of June,
1915, George Osborne retiring. Jorg
en Nelson succeeds as sole owner of
tho business and accounts due and
assumes all the Indebtedness of the
Arm.
Juneau, Alaska, June 5th, 1915.
GEORGE OSBORNE,
JORGEN NELSON,
First publication, June 7, 1915.
The Empire will make advertising
contracts subject to proof of largest
Irculation of any newspaper in Alaska.
"I Don't Feel Good"
That is what a lot of pcoplo tell us.
Usually their bowels only need cleansing.
?{oxci&? (SxdenJUc/
will do the trick and make you feel fine.
Wo know this )>ositive!y. Take one
tonight. Snld rr'?* t-ijj n- lO.ccpts?
Wm. Britt, Jjncau.
Elmer E. Smith. Douglas.
<v
LUSITANIA VICTIM WAS
INTERESTED IN ALASKA
Among the victims of the Lu si tan
la horror was Dr. Fred S. Pearson,
head of what has been frequently .
termed the Pearson Syndicate, whoso
representatives made a carefnl nves
tlgation of Alaska three years ago
with a view to making investments
there following the restriction of their
efforts In Mexico. Dr. Pearson was
president of the Merican Northwest
ern Ry. and whis intcresoctcd In a
great many projects in Mexico, Spain
and the United States. He was born
at Lowell, Mass., July 3, 1861, and 22
years later graduated from Tuft's
College. He taught in the Massachu
setts Institute of Technology and lat
er at Tuft's, after which he followed
the profession of mining engineer. His
interests included steam and electric
railroads and electric power gold and
copper mines.?(Seattle Railway and
Marine News.)
W. G. Weigle, district forest super
visor, Is a guest at the Gastlneau.
RELIABLE
Cash Grocery
NAT S. BEAN, Proprietor.
PHONE 290.
Staple and
P Fancy V
Groceries
? J0NBA0 . - ALASKA
KAKE MAIL ROUTE
Schedule In Effect April 1 to Nor. 30. 1916
The E. A. 11EGG laltn every Monday at 8 o'clock
n. m. from Youwr'n Float, etoppidn at Doiglai.
Tnku Harbor, Llmeatone, SnotiUham. Suindum.
Windham Kiy. Five-Fln-ter Lljtht. Fanahn* and
Kakc. CAPT. I'. MADSBK.
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Do You Know !
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II ? S , ill
lhat our Gents Garnishing Goods Deport
ment; is one of the finest and most com- ;;
plete in all Alaska? Strictly high ?8
grade, Worth-thc-Moncy
v goods have made it so, ill
such as | |
DUTCHESS j
TROUSERS ;; I
for example, and do you know it ? a"!' I I
will take an exclusive tailor to ? j
duplicate them in style and finish, ;; j
and he would charge double our !!
ALASKA TREADWELL Ii I
GOLD MINING CO. |
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