MAN ILL HERE
WUliam Hunter, a pioneer mining
man of Funte.* Bay. was brought to
Juneau last night seriously ill with
pneumonia. He was taken to St. Ann
hospital-and N under the care of Dr.
L. O. Sloane.
The sick man arrived here or the
Thlinget Packing company's tender
Buster, accompanied by James T. Bar
ron. president of the cannery company.
Mr. Barron will return home tonight
on the Georgia.
Hunter is the owner of a mine at
Punter which recently was bonded and
1 is now under development. A stamp
mill on the property which has not
been in operation for twenty years, ic
now working, on experimentation.
LOSSES IN WAR
The French ministry has"compiU?l
and Issued a statement showing the
total losses of alt countries from the
beginning of the war to May 31 to
be 11,398.000. as follows:
France ? killed. 460,000: wounded.
660,000; prisoners. 180,000; total. 1
Kngland?Killed 181.000; wounded.
200.000; prisoners, 90.000; total. 471,
Belgium: Killed, 49.000; wounded. 49.
000; prisoners, 16.000; total. 113.000.
Russia; Killed. 1.250,000: wounded.
1.680.000; prisoner, S50.000; total, 3.
Germany: Killed. 1,630.000; wound
ed. 1.SSO.OOO; prisoners, 490,000; total.
Austria: Killed. 1.610.000; wound
ed, 1.865,000; prisoners. 910.000; to
Turkey: Killed. 110.000; wounded.
144,000; prisoners. 95,000; total. 349,
Grand total: Killed. 5.290.000:
wounded. 6.478.000; prisoners. 2,630,
000; total, 14.398.000.
Call In and look at the swetlest line
of HATS ever shown in Juneau?
Goldstein's Emporium. S-14-tf
WATER SHORTAGE !
FAIRBANKS. July 26.?From min
ing men who arrived in town from 1
the creeks it is learned that the wa- !
ter shortage is causing some anxiety
among the operator**. Immediately
after the labor troubles were settled,
and full crows were put to work, and
then a now trouble, in tho form of a
drought appeared. Yesterday a nura
ger of the outfits, at the head of some
of the better producing croeks, wore
compelled to shut down for part of
One operataor said yesterday that
unless there is a good rain within the
next few days, there will be little
sluicing on some of the creeks. At the
head of Cleary Creek, on Ester creek,
on Coldstream and some of the oper
ators on Pedro are suffering from the
The light rain which fell yesterday
helped out somewhat, but did not
remedy conditions entirely. Between
tho shutdown occasioned by the wa
ter shortage, the output will be cut
down somewhat. With favorablo con
ditions from now until the freczeup,
however, some of the operators think
that they could make up for the set
ANOTHER AUTO STAGE
FOR FAIRBANKS TRAIL
FAIRBANKS. July 27?W. E. Ter
rlll. the pioneer freighter has suc
cumbed at last to the wiles of ae
automobile and Is making his first
efforts now to break Into the auto
stage business between here and Chlt
ina. He knows the big trail like a
policeman knows his beat. Yesterday
he purchased the big Packard car from
\nderson across the river, and will
place it on the coast run at once.?
Knicker?She's a peach.
Bocker?Cling or freestone??(New
7ou saw it first in The Empire.
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J. L. McPherson, secretary of the
Seattle Chamber of Commerce, will eb
uniong the passengers on the steam
ship Victoria, duo to touch hero to
morrow, on her way South from
On August 8, at a well attended, en
thusiastic mass mooting at Nomo, May
or Diamond presiding, Mr. McPherson
made an effective address regarding
the holding of a semi-annual Alaska
purchase celebration in 1917. Many
citizens made addresses in favor of
the proposal and the council and Nome
chamber of commerce have pledged
organized efforts to bring about such
With Nomo's endorsement of Mc
Phcrson's plan, every city In South
eastern Alaska, excepting Petersburg,
which has not been visited by Mr. Mc
Pherson. and every city In the inter
ior, coast and North, have o.k.'d the
arrangement which Mri. McPherson
suggested. His plan Is to havo all
towns celebrate Alaska's purchase, on
different dates during the summer of
1917. A big excursion from the Out
side will take part, traveling from city
to city. Carnivals lasting two days
will be hold in the population centers
of the North.
VISITING HERE IS
NOW REAL ALPINIST
Caspar G. Bacon, wealthy Boston
ian, and E. W. Lombard, a New York
financier, were introduced to Alaska
mountain climbing Sunday in dead
earnest. The Eastern capitalists, who
are here with Sanford Makeever, nda
are interested with him In the Alaska
Gold Belt mine, accompanied a num
ber of Juneau men on a deer hunt to
Over the hills, up and down?but
mostly up?Lombard and Bacon trudg
i ed, guns and ammunition chafing their
j waists and shoulders. But they didn't
mind. According to tbe local men who
accompanied them on the trip, they
are "rare good sports." >fc
Jimlniv ? V?r* fi?ln hn/tV Hnwn
I vutu, uutliifs IUO W?v? uv?.?.
the mountainside, Bacon and his com
panion had to crawl along a narrow
ledge of rock and then drop several
feet. "Suffering smokes, if those Bos
ton friend of mine could see now they
would train a moving picture machine
on me for fair," Bacon epnculated, as
he clambered down the cliff with the
agility of the deer that he sought but
failed to get.
Only once did he get a shot at one
of the animals which he was hunting.
And then he got buck fever. By the
time he got his rifle to his shoulder the
deer was gone.
NEW PLANT FOR
UNGA IS READY
SEWARD. Aug. 7.?That the cyan
ide plant which Is to work the tail
ings of the A. C. Company's mine at
Unga. has probably started operations
today Is the statement of G. K. Car
ter, the contractor and builder, who
returned from Unga on the Santa Ana
after having fulfilled his contract with
the owners of the big plant Mr. Car
ter built the lighters, dredges,, etc..
which the company uses in its work.
When he left the scene of operations
the plant was fully equipped and was
about ready to work . The tailings
to be worked over came from the
mine operated by the A. C. Company.
They crushed tho ore but the values
remain in the sand to a large extent.
The tailings amount to 800,000 tons
which are estimated to contain a dol
lar and a quarter a ton, meaning a
million to the whole. There is work
for the plant for eight years.?(Sew
New Fall hats, Just arrived, and
they're beauties?Goldstein's Empor
The Empire circulation leads. Try
advertising in it.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 14.?Secretary
Josophus Daniels, of the Navy De
partment, doclured today that tho sen
timent In the United States Was over
whelmingly In favor of Increases in
the army aerial craft, and In the num
ber of submarines.
PRIESTS AT DAWSON
DAWSON. - July 30.-t- A change Is
being made In the clergy at Dawson.
Rov. Father Allard, who has been horc
for years, and who Is temporarily up
the Stewart River, on a visit to tho
Lunslng Crcok Indians, will be back
In a few days, and will bo transferred
soon to Prince Rupert, whero he will
be promoted to an important charge,
a reward for many years of applica
tion and successful labors in his field
In tbis territory. Rev. Father Lewis
Is coming to succeed Father Allard.
Rov. Lowis is on the steamer Gasca,
which sailed last night from White
Rev. Father Schuster, who has
been here the last year as assistant
to Father Allard will loave on the
Casca for the South. Father Schuster
has been In ill health for some time
and will remain in tho South indefi
nitely. He will visit the East Immed
iately after going outside, and then
will go to San Antonio, Texas, whero
he will be stationed. Father Schuster
came hero first several years ago and
spent three years here, after which
ho was outside for some time. Ho
returned last fall, and has been sta
tioned here ever since. A new clergy
man is expected to arrive before long
to assist Father Lowis.? (Dawson
IT COST SOUTH
TO TAKE COLONY
CAPE TOWN, July 10?The cost
to South Africa of the war in South
west Africa, which resulted in the loss
of that country by Germany, is esti
mated in official circles at $67,000,000
The suppression of tho rebolllon at
home was responsible for tho expen
diture of an additional $20,000,000.
The close of the war in Southwest
Africa haR led to a discussion as to
the future of the conquered German
colony. When Gen. Botha was invit
ed by the British Imperial govern
ment to undertake a campaign into
Southwest Africa last August, it was
stipulated that any occupied territory
should be held unreservedly at the
disposal of tho British government.
The belief here is that the Imperial
government under no circumstances
will allow any of this territory to go
back to the Germans at the conclus
ion of peace, nor is it likely that Eng
land will care to add to the direct re
sponsibilities by creating it a separate
Crown colony. It is generally regard
ed inevitable, therefore, that the great
part of Southwest Africa ultimately
will be Included an an additional pro
vince of the Union of South Africa,
with the exception of the Caprivi strip
which may be added to the Chartered
Company's territories in Central Afri
For the immediate future temporary
arrangements will be made tor the ad
ministration of the new territory's ad
ministration during the remainder of
the war by a governor appointed from
Cape Town with the approval of the
Plans already are being discussed
for the further development of cer
tain parts of the conquered colony.
The construction of a railway from
Livingstone to the west coast, which
would open up the rich cattle coun
try of Northern Rhodossia by a short
er route to the sea, apparently will be
the first big engineer work to be un
dertaken. Later will come the devel
opment of the great mineral wealth
of the country, while it is expected
that those patrs which are suitable
for pasturage will be occupied by the
Boer Trekkers from the Transvaal and
Orange Free State.
U. S. ON EVE OF
BIG TRADE BOOM
BOSTON, Aug. 4.?It Is BtiU an open
question perhaps, whether the country
is entering upon one of its old-time
eras of speculation, but despite all
the froth and excitement there are
grounds for believing that the United
States is on the eve of one of its
Back of the tremendous ware of
speculation, which has already pro
duced two "million share" days in
succession with an activity on the
scale of the "April rise lies the infla
tionary force of cheap money and un
paralleled bank reserves, a combin
ation that in times has never failed
to produce a stock-market boom when
the industrial tide at the same time
To be sure the brakes need to be
applied as some of the so-called war
order stocks are selling well beyond
their worth. But this is not truo of
the better class, which according to
the known profits are in no wise in
flated. The banks can be trusted to
regulate this situation through dis
crimination on collateral.
The steel Industry continues to
move forward with giant Btrldes both
for export and domestic consumption.
Practically every day brings reports
of price advances. Accompanying this
activity is the greatest activity in iron
for years. All of this manufacturing
activity is bound to have its effect up
on the country's prosperity in the
near future.?(Boston News Bureau.)
ANCHORAGE LOT SALE
IS OPENED AGAIN
Yesterday morning the government
sale of lots in the recently opened
townslte at Anchorage was resumed
under the direction of A. Christensen
of the Field Servico. The sale will
probably continue for three or four
days. The same regulations prevail
as before in regard to the disposal and
use of the lots.
In men's "head gear" we are lead
ers. Fall styles, just arrived?Gold
stein's Emporium. 8-14-tf
FIND MOLYBDENUM f
AND UNCOVER AN
FAIRBANKS, July 26.?From Rainy
Spirit Mountain, a small consignment t
of molybdenum sulphato is brought to i
town by W. H. Newton, tho Healy Rlv- <
or trader, who arrived in Fairbanks l
yesterday afternoon. At this metal t
is very valuable, selling in Now York <
city for $160 a ton, tho discovery of t
molybdenum is of interest. (
Molybdenum is used aB a dyo color <
for expensive crockery and chlnawaro i
and tho total production of the world j
is small. Although valuable. Mr.
Newton says that it is so located that i
it is difficult to obtain, and possibly <
it would not be any get-rich-quick |
An Indian legend Is wound around I
molybdenum, which is of more or i
less Interest. According to Chief ]
Healy, of tho upper Tanana river
tribe, there was a mighty hunter in i
the early days who paid no attention
to tho usual festivals and at the pot- I
latches hnd no eyes for tho maidens,
although many of them tried to bo
After somo time tho maidens be
came angered and would not oven pay
any attention to him. That suited the
hunter for a time, but finally ho de
cided that-he wanted to take unto
i himself a wife. He set out, at the
next potlatch, to make love to sevor
al, but they would havo nothing to
do with him, while they lavished their
affections on tho othor young men of
the tribe. *
Knowing of tho desposit of moly
bdenum on top of Rainy Spirit moun
tain, he journeyed to the summit just
before the next potlatch and obtaining
some of the metal, made a paste and
polished his body with it, until ho
shown like silver from hoad to foot.
Going to the potlatch ho proved lrres
tiblo, the molybdenum demonstrating
that it had charms to attract the young
the like of which had never been seen
before. The young huntor then had
no trouble, in taking the pick of the
tribe, and as tho story went lived
happily ever afterward.
Other young men of the tribe let it
be known that they would attempt
to get some of the metal from the
mountain top, but the hunter warned
them that it was protected by the
Spirit of Rain, and if they tried to
climb the mountain they would be
drowned. A number of them did try
to get to the summit but all lost
their lives, after being driven back
by a torrential rain.
When Mr . Newton climbed the
mountain tho Spirit of Rain was evi
dently sleeping, but he awakoned be
fore he got down the mountainside
and for fourteen hours, Mr. Newton
waB forced to fight against a terrific
The molybdenum will be placed in
the Northern Commcdclal Company
window today, and will be exhibited
for several days.?(Fairbanks Times.)
BIG LEAGUE SCORES:
At Vancouver?Vancouver 5, Spokane
At Cincinnati?Pittsburgh 5, Cincin
At New .York?New York 2, Brooklyn
At Boston?Philadelphia 5, Boston 0.
At Philadelphia?Philadelphia 2, New
At Detroit?Detroit 6?3, Cleveland 2
At Washington?Boston 1, Washing
At Chicago?Chicago 8?5; St. Louis
At Brooklyn?Brooklyn 4, Pittsburgh
At Kansas City?Kansas City 5, Buf
At Chicago?Chicago 6, Baltimore 4.
f : 4
BIG LEAGUE BASEBALL.
* : *
STANDING OF CLUBS.
Won Lost Pet
Spokane 71 47 .601
Tacoma 63 66 .529
Seattle 63 68 .620
Vancouver 68 68 .500
Won Lost PcL
Philadelphia 55 45 .550
Brooklyn 57 49 .537
Chicago 53 51 .509
Boston _ 52 52 .500
Pittsburgh 52 54 .490
New York 49 51 .490
St. Louis 51 58 .467
Cincinnati 48 57 .457
Won Lost Pet.
Boston 68 35 .660
Detroit .... 66 39 .628
Chicago 62 42 .596
Washington 54 51 .614
New York 51 50 .504
Cleveland 41 62 .398
St. Louis 41 66 .383
Philadelphia 33 71 .317
Won Lost Pet
Chicago 61 47 .664 ]
Newark i 61 47 .664 <
Pittsburgh 57 46 .553 ?
St. Louis ?.... 57 51 .627
Kansas City 52 48 ..609 |
Buffalo 50 62 .446 <
Brooklyn 49 61 .445 !
Baltimore 37 69 .349 '
AS TO ALASKA
FAIRBANKS, July 26.?That Sena
or Weeks, of Massachusetts, who is
>romlncntly mentioned as Republican
sandtduto for President, has changed
leart regarding Alaska and Is now a
joostor Instead of a knocker, is stat
jd by J. L. McPherson, secretary of
ho Alaska Bureau of the Seattle
Chamber of Commorco. The change
)f heart came recently at a banquet
while In Seattle, according to Mr. Mc
Senator Weeks, in making the trip
From the East to Son Francisco fair,
Iroppod off at Seattle for a short
Lime. While there he was tbe guest
of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce
at a luncheon. Mr. McPherson was
asked to find a few prominent Alas
kans for the dinner and he rounded
up C. K. Snow, of Ruby, and Repre
sentative Moran, of Seward Peninsula.
These men wero placed on oither side
of the Senator and during the lun
cheon the greater part of his tlmo was
taken up in talking Alaska with men
who had spent fifteen or sixteen years
in the North.
After the luncheon the Senator told
Mr. McPherson that he had been op
posed to Alaska in the Senate, and
had fought the railroad bill and other
matters, but in the future he would
be with those fighting for her inter
As the Senator lias an excellent
chance of being the Republican can
didate for President, it is important
to Alaskans that ho feel friendly dis
posed toward the Territory and when
he pledged hlB support to the cause
of the Territory, the members of the
Alaska Bureau were much pleased.?
IF YOU have plenty of good coal in
the bin these damp days do not in
terfere with your comfort. Ladysmith
coal is the best and The Juneau Trans
fer Co., has lots of It Another cargo
Just in. Got some today. BEST FOR
HEATING BEST FOR COOKING ?
GOES FARTHER. 8-12-tf.
The Empire has most readers
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Capital, Surplus and undivided Profits over 100,000.00
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