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EARILIJDSEAD HISTORY By FRED LOCKLEY in Portland Journal Recently In company wlti N. A. Ful*j ler. a fellow guest at the U>g Cabin hotel at McKenile bridge, I walked up the winding path through the woods to the wire cable suspension bridge at the Hayes place Wc stop-j ped on the swaying spider web bridge to admire the riew of rhe Three Sisters. The subject of mountain. scenery- brought out the fr.ct that we had both been in Alaska. Mr. Fuller looks to bo at most not orsr 50 years ,' of uge. but he was born ti Michigan | 65 years ago. He went to Alaska, when, exclusive of Russians, there were but a handful of white men. and less than a score of white women in the Territory. At the time he went there no suspicion existed of the pres ence of rich gold deposits in Alaska. Alaska was an orphan. Seward had bought It for the United States for $7,200,000. but Undo Sam did not ap preciate taking in the Russian or phan In the absence of law In the Territory. General O. O. Howard sent a letter to the Secretary of war In 1875 and urged that "Alaska be at tached to Washington territory as a county." Oregon's United States Senator John H. Mitchell, introduced a bill in Congress to attach our new northern possession to Washington, Territory as Alaska county. The fol lowing year. 1875. Mr. Selucius Gar field Washington's Territorial dele gate. proposed the same.;.hing, but it was felt thai Alaska was rather large for a county. As thc:-e was no: regular communication between Al-j askan ports, a person wanting to go from one port in Alaska to another j 500 miles distant took the monthly steamer for San Francisco and from there went back to the desired point. This involved a trip of $.000 miles, to go 500 miles, so It was felt that making Alaska a county would not solve the problem of administration. In 1ST the Alaska Gold and Silver Mining Company was incorporated. The mine, or Steward tunnel as It was called, was about 12 miles from Sitka The rock was a bluish gold bearing quartz In slate formation. The ore ran about $12 a ton. It was this mine that took Mr. Fuller to Alaska. "I leased my farm in Michigan for three years," said- Mr. Fuller, "and decided to see something of the Pa cific coast. I went to San Francisco in the spring of 1S77. After staying there a year or more I decided to go back to Michigan, but T thought I ought to take a trip by ocean while I was so close to the Pacific so 1 bought a ticket on the old State of California from San FrandMO to Portland. On the way up I met a mining engineer named Pilz who of fered me $250 a month to go up tc Alaska and work in the mine near Sitka. I told biro that I hal no de sire to go to Alaska but that If. when he got up there, he still thought it would pay me to come up to write me at San Francisco. The boa-.s made! monthly trips then. A month later I received a letter frcju him urging me to come atonce. 1 paid no atten tion to the letter. Next month an other letter came iron him urging me to come by the next boat. 1 set tled my business tn San Francisco and vent up. "When I got to Sitka I found that there were very few white men not counting Russians up there. Jr G. Brady, a missionary and a tier wards governor of Alaska, was working In a store at Sitka. I soon become ac quainted with Colonel Ball the collec tor of customs. Sam Matthews. Old Mau Mintage, and his son. Alec. Cap tain Whitford and the commander of the Jamestown. 1 started a Horc on Silver Bay near the mines. After six months I moved my store to Sitka still depending largely on the mine for ray trade. The mine was largely owned by Portlamlors The antici pated profits not materialising, they became discouraged and refused to put up further money for needed new equipment. Before I realized it. the mining company owed me a consider able sura. Pilz reorganized the com pany by interesting some San Fran cisco capitalists. There was a tem pory hitch about getting money to take care of the payroll. Believing the company solvent I advanced a sufficient amount of money to tako care of the payroll and take caro of the most pressing debts. The local manager squared up wun me givuig mo checks for $12,000. for what I had advanced. Three months later the checks came back .narked "Not paid for lack of funds." That broke me, and I had to give up my store. "Some months before this happen ed I had grubstaked three different prospecting parties. One party went prospecting in the Yukon, anoiher went to the Chilcat. and the third went to the Gasttneau Channel coun try. This last party consisted of Joe Juneau and Dick Harris. They dis covered rich ore on the present site of the city of Juneau. They not only struck rich placer ground but they also found some good ledges. Harris located claims for himself and for me as well as- locating claims for other of his friends. When they came back to Sitka with a sack of quartz specimens that were seamed with gold every one who could possibly go stampeded to the new field. They called the dis trict the Harris mining district and the new town that sprung up there Harris. Later they changed the name to Kockwell and still later to Juneau which name it still bears. "When I reached there in March, 18S0, there were two log cabins al ready up as well as nuUiberous tents. My claims were called Fuller first and Fuller Second and they were the first quartz claims to be of com mercial value In Alaska. As soon as the spring opened up the miners swarmed out over the hills and pros the whole country uround there, finding many oxcellent claims. After 1 had workod Fuller number one out I gave it to Archie Campbell a friend of mine. He sold It to Char ley Lane for $125,000. That claim !o to tell you how much I realised from my grubstake. I wlll^ tell you this much, however, a pack mule can car ry comfortably about 20O pounds .of gold dust, and I made enough from my grubstake to load a pack train of 2f> mules with gold. Thai means more than a million dollars and that If as near as I am goin' ? sell you what I made. Look up the history of the California millionaires and you will find that a lot of them made their pile 'ftpm grubstaking miners. There was Mackey. Fair, O'Brien, Flood, and a lot more of them. "Joe Juneau got uo good from his money. I met him once in a snloo.u He was crying. I asked him what wai? the matter. He said: T have over a thousand dollars In cash and I am afraid I'll die before I can spend all of it.' He worked hard at spend ing his money but the only way he knew of using money was to spend it on drink, cards and women. Ho succeeded in getting his money spent and died friendless and In abject pov erty. LIST OF LICENSES ISSUED BY TREASURER The following Is a list of the licens es ssucd under the Territorial law by the Territorial treasurer since the first of the present month: Mining? Vermont Marble Co., To keen; Consolidated Mines Company of Alaska, Tanana Alaska Mines Co., Alaska Canadian Mines Co.. Taaana Goldftelds Mines Co.. Kecwallk Min ing Co.. Yukon Gold (Guggenheim) Co.. all o? Fairbanks district; Alaska Crow Creek Mining Co., Crow Creek; McKinley Mining Co., Cordova; Ram bler Cold Mining Co., Valdez; Pion eer Mining Co.. Nome Exploration Co., Kugarok Mining and Ditch Co., J. l.indeb'erg Co's all of Nome; Good ro Mining Co.. (J. Llndaberg Co.) Ka ota Bank; Northern Mining and Trad ing Co., Nome. Fish Traps?Holfstad and Brau son. Wrangell. 1 trap; Alaska Sani tary Packing Co.. Wrangell. 5 traps; Irving Packing Co., Karheen, 2 traps; F. C. Barnes and Co., Lane Bay, S. E. Alaska, 5 traps: Northwestern Fisheries Co., of Seattle, 3 traps, Chlgnlk Lagoon, So. Alaska, 11 traps Cook Inlet So. Alaska, 5 traps S. E. Alaska; Gold and Calligal. 1 trap La he Bay S. E. Alaska; Wlese Pack ing Co., 2 traps, Rose Inlet, S. E. Al aska. GUI Nets? Val Klemm. Ketchikan; Peter Somraer, Petersburg. Ships and Shipping?Casslar Trans portation Co., Wrangell. Gas Boat Winifred: Alaska Sanitarium Co., Gas Boat E. D. M. Professional?J. R. Kennedy, den tist. Ketchikan; Charles H. Coagrove, attorney. Ketchikan: Charles E. In gersoll. attorney, Ketchikan; .1. Flll moro Warder, attorney. Ketchikan: F L God'lard. doctor. Sanitarium; W. G. Gable, doctor. Skagway. General? Northern Laundry and Supply Co., Juneau; Mrs. W. .H Lew is. bakery. Wrangell; Dayoh Fish Pro ducts Co., Scow Bay.: Irving Packing Co., Karheen; Swift Arthur Crosby Co.. Hecta Island. DOUGLAS BOY AT FRONT iVRITES TO HOME FOLKS Another letter from the front has been received by relatives living in Douglas This comes to John Hen son, the well known Douglas pioneer, and is written by his nephew, Samuel Henson. Mr. Henson left for the front some four months ago with the Brit ish Expeditionary force, as a mem ber of the 2nd Canadian Brigade in the First B. C. regiment. The letter reads as follows: "Just a fow lines to let you know that even In the hurly-burly of the greatest drama in history you are not forgot too. The sheila are whistling and bursting around me as I write, so If this letter seems somewhat mixed Just overlook It. Gunfire and bursting shells are not conducive to a good train of thought. I should dearly love to have a fow hours with you now, mt more than all I'd lovo to be home for awhile, just to have a week in bed and my meals brought up to mo and Father and Mother to speak to. C?ae gets absolutely weary out here, but there is stern work to do before the good times will come again. I don't need to go Into hysterics, in a letter like this, about the cruel ties of war, but If you get a chance, Just read tbe finding of the British commission on the Belgian question. They are true, every word of them? the things that I have seen myself are beyond belief, and I would have called aay man a liar who would have told me such things three months ago. "Vengeance is mine, I will re pay" is what wo read in the Book, and truly there will come a terrible day of reckoning for the Huns A whole nation lies ruined,-^her man hood slain, her womanhood ravished ?all to satisfy the power-lust of Im perialism. They are power-mad. Sherman once said: "War is Hell" but If he were living now he'd have to admit that Hell must be tame com pared with what wo we had to go through the other day. We wore sent to reinforce a front line trench and we were seen by the enemy. They sent over such a hail of shot and Bhell that it seemed as if nothing could live in it. For six hours we laid down, hugged the ground tight er than we had ever hugged anything before, while the earth all around seemed one flaming mass of shell About mid-day we had a lull, and we dug In, believe me. If I had been doing piece work I should have earn ed $10 in the next hour After this we were to exhausted to move, and we lay panting in the bottom of tho trench whllo the bombardment open ed afresh. We were now compartlvely safe, j onets" is (the Huns were coming. Our blood was about up and we werej Juet ready for a dozen each of the enemy, but thoy were afraid to .ad vance, apparently. In this district the morale of the enemy la complete ly broken and they aro no match for the Britisher, man to man. if It weren't for their artlllory we'd walk through them clean. Their Infantry Is already beaten, we believe, anil we feel that they kuow It, too." point with "There's an order I must bo off." FORMER ALASKAN CRITICISES BRITISH Arno DobcIi In the Mew York World led. the officers, being chosen for casta and an) lacking knowledge of science of war. Tho first force of 70, 000 has already been wiped out and recruits will be sacrificed to loaders' Incompetence. The British refuse to admit any defect and think more of serious, and aro paying little atten self a conspicuous place among the war correspondents, is a Western lad, laud, who was director cJ the Oregon exhibit at the St. I.ouls l'alr, He la a brother of Krnest P. Dosch, of Juneau and Skagway. with whom he spent one summer In Alaska. His real name Is Arfiold Dosch. His father 1b of French birth. MINING ENGINEER LIKES JUNEAU GOLD DISTRICT Ed. Alrdich, a Spokane mining en gineer and cousiD of Senator Frank A. Aldrlch, who has been examing property In this section for pome time who has left for his horn?, Is con vinced that Juneau is (he center of the greatest gold belt on r.he conti nent. Mr. Aldrlch may becomo Interested In this section, according to his state ment. and return here In the near fu ture to remain. HOLSTAD VERY ILL. Andy Holstad Is seriously 111 In St. Ann hospital. Ho is suffering from a severe attack of typhoid fever, and yesterday was In a state of constant delirium. He Is being attended by Dr. L. Dawes. Mr. Holstad formerly managed the "Dally Bulletin" Issued by the Mer chants' Protective Association. LUMBER CO. INCORPORATES. Planning to bulhl and operate a sawmill on the Tolovann river, in the Fairbanks district, near Liven good creek, the Tolovana Lumber company yesterday filed articles of Incorporation In the office of the Secretary of Alaska.. The company places its capital stock at $6,000. Tlib incorporators are D. H. Cascadcn, J. W. McCord. Julius Hoffmar. nnd W. G. Fisher. HUGH GALLAGHER TO WED. Hugh Gallagher, the popular repre sentative of tho Admiral Lino inter ests in Juneau, will leave for Eugene, Ore., the latter part of the month for a holiday, and It is rumored that when he roturns he will bring some thing more than his trunk. Friends of Mr. Gallagher have learned on good authority that early In August he wil lwed the girl of his choice, who resides in the college city. X FACTS ' X + + + + ?!> + ?> + ?> 4 + <? 4.4,4.4,4, The Turk's equivalent of our hand shake greeting is to cross his bands on his breast and make an abelsance. Garlic, salt, bread and steak are put into the cradle of a now-born in fant In Holland. Ituskln said that in all the works of Shakespeare he had 110 heroes, but only heroines. A fa'vorite motto for old-time posy rings was: "My heart Is thlno, true love of mine." A British Army Corps is. approxi mately .18,000 men; while the strength of French, Russian, and Qerman ar my corps value from 40,000 to 55,000 men. As a general rule two productive acres are required for the support of each Inhabitant of a country, and where this ratio does not exist, food must be Imported. In time of peace Switzerland is tho country best supplied with hospitals, having noarly eighteen thousand beds or abont six to ever)' thousand of pop ulation. English submariner. Tly from their periscopes a flag on which is a skull and crossboncs when tho succeed in destroying a vessel belonging to tho enemy. Soldiers have orders never to look up at an aeroplane which is flying above them, as nothing Is more con spicuous to airmen as men's faces. Physical activity in England is at Its greatest when the average tem perature is about B0 degrees, mental activity when the average tempera ture is a little below forty. Mary is the commonest name for women in England, William the com monest name for men. King George's wine glasses cost from half a guinea to thirty shillings apiece, and, notwithstanding the ex traordinary care in handling them, about $250 worth gets broken In the course of a twelvemonth. on their way to Sitka Hot Springs to spend two weeks. Road Sept. J. C Hayes leaves, to day on thr Jefferson for Haines. * WITH THE BIG LEAGUES + ?> * * + 4 ;* + + + + + *?*?? YESTERDAY'S SCORES. Northwestern League At Aberdeen?Tacoma, 5; Aberdeen, At Spokane?Spokane, 19; Vancouv At Seattle?Victoria, 4; Seattle, 2. American League At Now York?Philadelphia, 7; New At Cloveland?Detroit, 7; Cleveland, At Boston? Boston, 5?4; Washing National League At Brooklyn?Brooklyn, 3?4; Boston, 2?3. At Pittsburgh ? St. Louis, 2; Pitts burgh, 1. At Philadelphia?New York. 5; Phil adelphia, 1. At Chicago? Chicago, 5?2: Cincin nati, 4?2. Second game -crlled at end of 7th Inning; darkness. Federal League At Brooklyn?Brooklyn, 5; Buffalo, 1. At Baltimore?Newark, 7; Baltimore, At Kansas City?Kansas City. 1; St. STANDING OF LEAGUES. P Northwestern League Won Lost Pet. Spofcanc 47 28 .627 Tacoma 42 34 .553 Vancouver 38 37 .507 Victoria 35 38 .493 Aberdeen 35 43 .449 Seattle 30 47 .390 National League Won Lost Pet. Philadelphia 36 28 .663 Chicago ' 36 30 .'545 Pittsburgh 35 32 .522 St. Louis 38 35 .521 Cincinnati .. 30 33 .476 Brooklyn 32 36 .471 Boston .., 31 36 .463 Now York 27 35 .435 American League Won Lost Pet. Chicago 45 27 .625 Boston 39 25 !609 Detroit 42 29 .592 Washington 33 32 .508 New York 36 36 .500 Louis 27 41 .397 Cleveland 26 11 .388 Philadelphia 26 43 .377 Federal League Won Lost Pet Kansas City ........ 41 28 .594 Chicago .. . 43 31 .581 Pittsburgh 39 31 557 St. Louis .y 40 34 .541 Newark 3G 33 .522 Brooklyn ,32 41 .439 Buffalo '29 38 .433 Baltimore 21 51 .346 ? YOUR INTERESTS. The mission of the drug business is to safeguard the interests of the public. To do this requires constant] care. It demands careful and Intel ligent buying, the inspection and test ing of goods received, the proper care of goods in stoc knnd accurate han dling, dispensing and selling. All these things have constant and unremitting care at our store. If you think thole extra care is worth anything?Let us be your drug gists.?BRITT'S PHARMACY. (7-6-tf KETCHIKAN DEFEATED RUPERT AT BASEBALL ?+? The Ketchikan baseball team won two games from the Prince Rupert team at Prince Rupert Dominion Day celebration July 1st. The first game j was won Jjy a score of 9 to 4 and the second by a score of 1 to 0. Ketchi kan's one run in tho second game was scored in the ninth. AL-KI TO TAKE ANOTHER EXCUR8ION TO SITKA Tho Al-Ki wJH sail from Juneau for Sitka Saturday with her second ex cursion of the present season from here for tho former capital of Alsnka. A round trip rate of $12.50 has boen mado. The .ship will return to Ju neau and sail south July 15th. GEORGIA SAILS FOR SITKA. ?4>? ? Sailing at midnight last night the Georgia took the following passen gers to Sitka: R. J. Tiraby, R. W. Beasley. David Howard, David Brown. ?For Hoonah?J. A. Davis. For Tenakee?Miss B. Ahs. ARRIVE 0\ PRINCESS ALICE. Tho steamship Princess Alice ar rived early last evening from Vancou ver. and proceeded to Skagway at 11 o'clock. Among the passengers for Juneau were John Ahalo, Manuel Graff, M. Tervencn, Frank iBaacson, J. Norton, J. W. Ryder and N. Me Tho Princess Alice will sail south Friday morning at 7 o'clock. DESPATCH SAILS. ?+? The steamship Despatch, of tho Border Lino Navigation comapny, ar rived from Seattle last evening, and sailed South at 11'o'clock at night. Among the passengers ? leaving were J. A. Carmody, Paddy O'Neal, Helen Whlnen, Mrs. Whlnon and F. Cog DON'T forget the Nnmoa? OLTS & QILPATRICK, Contractors Concrete or frame construction. (S-17-tf.) Empire want ads. get results People Ask Us K What is the best laxative? Yean of experience in selling dl kinds leads us to always recommend " ItexaVL as tho safest, sur-st and most satiafao Wm, Britt, Junnau. Elmor E. Smith, Douglas. IENAMELWARE ?; Special Prices! See Our Window Display! i: Only a limited quantity at these prices i! Our stock of A luminum and Graniteware t ia the most complete in the city. Also Chinaware t -for the Home or Hotel ! I C. W. YOUNG COMPANY X < j THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK 1 OF JUNEAU ? . .,1?I I I II ?????? United States Deposits $100,000.00 Capital, Surplus and undivided Profits over 100,000.00 United States Depository OPEN SATURDAY EVENINGS UNTIL EIGHT O'CLOCK - 1 d l Second Hand furniture that looks Eke New at Second Hand Prices | I WE BUY, SELL OR EXCHANGE. GENERAL REPAIR WORK \\ I ALASKA FURNITURE COMPANY || t Second 8 Seward Sis. J. H. CANN I eiepho.ic 152 ] J Scandinavian Grocery qpp.citydock | SOLE AGENTS FOR PEERLESS CEMENT BRICKS 1 Wholesale and Retail Groceries, Fishing Gear and Supplies La die*' and Gent's Furnishing Goods Groceries and Men's Goods Alaska-Gaslineau Mining Co. THANE, f ? , / A'ASKA | || insist on RAINIER PALE ?j i ii 11111 n 11 i:: M 1111 i: i! 1111; i !i 11! 1111; 111 M 11 in ? i; Let Me Run Your Sewing Machine ii FOB 1/4 OF A CKNT PER HOUR Apply to G. E. MOTOR, Care of 1 :: ;j Alaska Electric Light and Power Co. jj THIRD AND FRANKLIN STREETS iiimiiiiiiniiiiiiniiinii'iimiiiiniiiiiniiiii' inniHimni?iiniiniiiiniMintnnnnnnm ? We've Got It ; Everything in the line of Wines, Liquors, Cigars ? ; i| JUNEAU LIQUOR CO.,Inc. ii ! 'The Family Liquor Store"~Phone 94-Free Delivery ! -Mtimnimi nitimMiHiniiiiiiMiiiiiiniiiir' ?I II I M I I I II 1 I Irl t I I M I I I 1 I I I 1 1 i I Il-l-l i I ! ! I 1 ! I 1 ?' 1 111 I 1 J'f +" ? ? ? * t ? t ? ? > ' t ?? I. I 1 ..r..r- + i;f The Grotto ii-ji g : C. R. BROPHY ::;; Distributors of High Glass, Double ;;!! Stamp Wblsfcey, Wines and Cordials Olympia and Rainier Beer jjU '.'.y 95 FRONT STREET TELEPHONE NO. 210 ;;!! :: 11111 iii i ii m mi 11111111 j 1111111111 m 11111 i i ii 11:: I I I I I I 1 t I 1 I 1 I I 1 T H 1 M i l l I I 11 I 1 1 III 1 II 1- ? CHOICE FRESH GROCERIES ===== for family trade ===== PHONE 385 J. M. GIOVANETTI Prompt Service s rHeidelberg Liquor Co.-| | INCORPORATED ~ I *> Largest Stock Best Brands or ]' < > Imported and Domestic Liquors ,, < ? and Wines for Family Use. < > < ' < ? free Concert Every Evening 7 Till 12 <? ' ? < > $ Free Delivery, Mail Orders a Specially. Telephone 386 ! I ? . -I <> Beer 10c a Glass Louvre Bar ! Free Moving Picture 3hows Every Afternoon and Evening i WILLIAM 8CRIBNER, Mngr. FINE POULTRY Full lino fresh aud cured moots?Government Inspected. Try our Wild Rose Lai .1 Frye-Bruhn Market OCCIDENTAL HOTEL AND ANNEX Rates?75c to $2.50 Per Day. Weekly Rates on Request Phone 11 BABBITT TO VISIT HERE. Judge K. R. Babbitt, general coun sel for the Alaska Gold and Alaska GasLinenu Mining companies, who passed through Juneau Monday on the steamship Mariposa, enroute to Seward with his family and a party of friends, is expected to stop over in Juneau, on his way south, for a visit here. ?:? ELKS PICNIC SUtyDAY. The excursion to Taku Harbor Sun day of Junoau Lodge No. 420, B. P. O. Elks, will bb made on the steam ship Geortgio. and reservations aro being made with Sidney J. Hooper, committeeman in charge. Mr. Hoop er may bo found at the Nelson jewel ry store. The picnic is for Elks and their ladles. The date is next Sun day. PLATE'S BOOK COSTS $5. A typograhplcal error yesterday caused The Empire to say that the book. "Mining Costs of the World," of which T. R. Plate, well known at Juneau, is Joint author with Edmund Norton Skinner, costs 25 cents a copy. The price of the nook is |5 a copy. t t t The Empire will make advertising contracts subject to proof of largest | Irculatlon of any newspaper In Alaska.; LARGEST AND FRESHEST prescription stock in the city, where substitution in unknown in the com pounding of prescriptions. The HILL DRUG CO., phone 32. 24-tf . $ ? < > i ? o ? ? <' < t < > ? > < > . 1 > | McCloskeys ji < > -- 11 6 < > i > '' < ? < > it < > it < > ? K. D. Mac Lean Carpet layer and Upholsterer. Carpet* Cleaned, Refitted and Laid; Furniture Packed for Shipment. 138 Front St. Phone 285 Watches, Diamonds Jewelry, Silverware I.J.Sharick Jeweler am] Optician fcerless Concert Hall Wines, Liquors II # and Cigars / J Chns. Cragg - - Proprietor j Thrro have been 305 strikes in Eng land during nine months of f.)ie war. [in ? Ph..*r 38S fv Slrlctly First Glut Juneau Construction Co. Contractors JStoro and otter fix- II > Xurot. Mimlon furni ture. Wood turn In,-. Hund (wwlr.af. JUNEAU, ALASKA I ss=ss<?