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VOL. VL, NO. 902- JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, OCT. 15, 1915. ? PRICE TEN CENTS.
~ _ ? _ _ - _ _ 1 1* 17 OI m. 1 ? Greece 1 ells England one Cannot Intervene MACKENZE OUTLINES ALASKA-JUNEAU PLANS ^ ^ - " i - 8,000 TON MILL NOW UNDER WAY Plans for the immediate construc tion of an 8,000-ton Ball-type mill (or the Alaska-Juneau Gold Mining Com pany are beginning to be carried out. The mill will be practically on Ju neau's doorstep, and with the return here of J. M. Mackenzie, one of the stockholders, and Charles E. Bruff, mill constructor, details of the "open lng up" program of the Alaska-Juneau are learned for the first time. Mr. Mackenzie outlined the com pany's plans in an Interview with The Empire last night The program calls for a great power plant which is to be built just west of the company's offices on Lower Front Street the steady development of the ore body, in the mine, and the perfection of thej haulage system, in order to be ready for operation not later than January -1. 1917. Plans Are Made Up The plans or the mm was orougni to Juneau by Mr. Mackenzie and Mr. Brett The design is the work of the San Francisco engineering firm of Bradley, Brnff & Labarthe, two of whoee members. C. E. Brnff and George O. Bradley, designed and con structed the Alaska Gas tin can Min ing Company's mill at Thane. The mill's capacity, when fully com pleted, will be 8,000 tons in 24 hours. It will consist of 4 gyratory No. 9 crushers, two large Blake-type Jaw crushers, to pulverize the over-size rock, and twelve ball mills. ft feet long and 8 feet In diameter. There will be twelve tube mills for regrind ing, each of which will be 7x10 feet In dimensions. Forty-eight roughing tables and one hundred and twenty two finishing tables are to be installed although the type has not yet been agreed upon, as the tests have not been completed. The process through out the mill will be one of straight concentration. The mill, like the Alaska-Gastineau plant, is to be of four sections, of 2,000 tons capacity each. The first unit will be in operation by January 1. 1917, if the program is fulfilled, with the three additional sections in operation not later than March 1, 1917. Mr. Bruff will have complete charge of the mill construction, and Is assembling his force of workers at the present time. The 50-otamp pilot mill, which was built two years ago. will probably be used as an extension of the new mill. It eventually will be standardized, with the ball mill equipment. The pilot mltl was built after the pattern of the Treadwell mills, with vanners. The Power Plans According to Mr. Mackenzie, the power plant will consist of two 5.000 kilowatt turbo generators, one of which will be a reserve. The plant will be located on the beach, not for from a 55,000-barrel oil tank. The site is just west of the Alaska-Juneau offices. Work on the grading for the power plant and the oD tanks has already started. All grading for the coarse-crushing plant, general mill and tanks will be parted at once. The company is commencing to hire men, although the crew will be added gradually, and at the present time the local labor market will be fully able to supply the construction demands. "We are not going to employ sev eral hundred men all at once." said Mr. Mackenzie. "We have no gigantic program to carry oat?it will be grad ual development: we do not want men to come here with the Idea that we have work for all of them." Mr. Mackenzie declared that even tually. the uncompleted administra tion building just east of the Juneau Iron Works will be completed. "We will have no nse for the offices until (Continued on page 8.) COMING AND GOING. SEATTLE. Oct 15.?Sailing tonight for the north the steamer Dolphin has the following bookings for Juneau: J. P. Sasey. R. W. Roel. O. N. Kldd and Wllma Gregor. For Douglas?B. Pressley. Southbound passengers on the Jef ferson last night Included J. R. Mur ray. H. L. Fuller. R. R. Jacobs. Miss Larritson. D. W. Dubois and Mrs. F. W. Skoog. ? ???????????? + ?> ? WEATHER REPORT + + Maximum?50. + + Minimum?10. ? + Cloudy; rain?.50 in. * ??????????*?????? NEVADA CREEK PROPERTY WILL BE DEVELOPED The Nevada Creek mine, located on Douglas Island, about two miles south of the Trsadwell group. Is at last to come Into Its own, and according to news made public today, the develop ment of the property Is to be renew ed at once. Twelve men are now at work In the main tunnel, and the crew will be increased to forty men within a short time. M. S. Hudson of Doug las, one of the local stockholders in the property, is in charge of the crew. Financial mismanagement was In a great measure responsible for the tem porary abandonment of the mine by Its backers, about four years ago, and It was charged that stock manipulation in the East had also hampered the op ening of the property. The last heavy development work in the mine was undertaken by Theodore E. Harper, who represented English capital. Af ter the work ceased the British stock holders became discouraged and dis | organization followed. At the pres ent time the California stockholders and the English stockholders have reached an agreement and money for development purposes has been raised. | It is said the amount is in the neigh borhood of $35,000 but the exact fig ; ure was not made public. The reorganization has not decided on a name for the new company and in consequence, the program of devel opment has not been completely made I public at the present time. The company has a 20-stamp mill on the property and underground work done consists of a tunnel nearly a mile long. It is here the work will be pushed, as the ore body has been encountered, and drifts will be made along "the vein, to determine Its ex tent. Work first started at Nevada Creek ; eight years ago. BIG MINING DEAL IS MADE AT WRANGELL WRANGELL, Oct. 15.?J. G. Galvin of Seattle, and his associates Monday closed a deal for the purchase of the mining property of William D. Grant, in Ground Hog Basin. It is the big gest mining deal ever turned here. Galvin left Wednesday with a small crew to start work driving a tunnel on the property. It is predicted that a mining boom is about to come to Wrangell and the citizens are very enthusiastic over the outlook. A crew is being sent up the Stiklnc river to work this winter at Devil's Elbow, on the Chilberg claims. Busi ness men here purchased a small block of stock in the company. BALL PLAYERS NOT TO MAKE WESTON TOUR PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 15.? It was announced today that the trip to the Pacific Coast of the Red Sox and Phillies has been declared off by the National Baseball Commission, le cause of the inability of the Commis sion to reach an agreement with the players, as to the financial arrange ments. JAPAN TO AID IN DY3TUFF MAKING TOKYO. Oct. 15.?Japan has evolv ed a plan to subsidize a dystuff and chemical industry to make Japan In dependent of the German concerns. Subsidies will be for 10 years to con cerns one-half of the capital of which must be owned by Jananese subjects. The subsidies will be sufficient to enable a dividend of 9 per cent on paid-np capital. BANKER IS JAILED. SEATTLE. Oct. 15.?Howard Farm er. an Auburn banker, was jailed to day on perjury charges. He Is charged with having made false state ments to depositors. PLAGUE TOLL IN SERBIA. NEW YORK, Oct. 15.? "Between 135,000 and 150,000 persons in Serbia have perished from typhus and the cholera," said Dr. R. E. Strong, oi Washington, who has arrived from Serbia. 2 CHINESE CREMATED AT SKAKAN WRANGELL, Oct 15.?The China bunkhouse of the Shalcan cannery was totally destroyed by lire early yester day morning and two Chinese were burned to death. The flames "were discovered by a watchman at 4 o'clock In the morning. A gasboat In the harbor blew Its whit tle and sounded the alarm. About 70 Chinese employed at the cannery wore asleep in the building at the time. Most of them jumped out of the win dows, a distance of about forty feet and six of them wore badly hurt and brought to the hospital here. Two bodies were found in tho ruins. Two theories as to the start of the fire have been advanced. One Is that the building was fired by an incen diary and tho other is that one of the Chinese was smoking opium, that he went to sleep and that his lamp was overturned. The Shakan cannery was formerly the Gorman cannery, but Is now owned by the Northwostern Fisheries Com pany. of which Ed Coughlin was local superintendent CORDOVA RADIO STATION WRECKED; ONE BADLY BURNED An explosion, which was followed by Are. destroyed the operating room and the records of two days' business, at the United States naval radio station at Cordova this morning. Four of the operators were burned, one of which it is feared will die. The operators are working to get the auxiliary wire less set in commission. News of the accident reached the United States cable office here this morning in the above form and at 4 o'clock no additional details had been learned. As the cable communication between Sitka and Cordova is inter rupted, C. F. Roberts, the operator in charge of the office, received the mes sage from Cordova by way of Ash croft, B. C. CONSUL GENERAL . SIGNS WITH JOHN D. ??? ? WASHINGTON, Oct. 15. ? Arnold Shanklin, consul-general for Mexico, resigned today to take a position with the Standard Oil interests in Mexico, it was announced at the State Depart ment. His successor has not been ap pointed. PRESIDENT WILSON RENTS MAGNIFICENT NEW JERSEY HOME WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.?President Wilson has rented "Shadowlane," a magnificent house on tho New Jersey coast, near Long Beach, where ho and his bride will reside next summer, when not in Washington. As a result the "summer White House," at Cornish, N. H., will likely pass out of existence. WILL OF MARTHA WASHINGTON GOES TO FAIRFAX COUNTY RICHMOND. Va., Oct. IB. ? Gov ernor Stuart today ordered that the will of Martha Washington, recently returned to the State by J. Plerpont Morgan, be glvon into the custody of Fairfax County, from which It was stolen by a Union soldier during the civil war. UNFILLED STEEL ORDERS OVER 5,000,000 TON8 PITTSBURGH. Oct 15.?The un filled steel orders on the books ot the United States Steel Corporation at the end of the month of Septem ber are estimated to be 5,100,000 tons, which Is an increase of about 200,000 tons during the month. KANSAS NEVER SO PROSPEROUS BEFORE TOPEKA, Kans., Oct. 15.? Tht banks of Kansas have deposits of $2'& 666,000. the high water mark for this period In the history of the State. STOCK QUOTATIONS. ?*? NEW YORK, Oct. 15.?Alaska Gold i closed today at 32%, China at 49 Ray at 25%, Utah Copper at 70 ant i Butte and Superior at 60%. Cop per metal at 18. APPOINTMENT Of MEXICAN ENVOY NEXT WASHINGTON. Oct 15.?Secretary Lansing and Counsellor Folk, of the State Department, are contemplating immediate recognition of General Car ranza, and it wafe said today that the following distinct steps will be tak en: 1. Issuance of a proclamation to the governments of the world of the United States' intention ~lo deal with Carranza as the de facto head of the Mexican government 2. Formal notification to General Carranza that the United States Is ready to send an ambassador to Mex ico City, and tho usual inquiries as to; whether the envoy selected is persona grata. 3. Selection of an ambassador from a list known to be acceptable to Car ranza, among the moBt prominent of which are Folk Flynne Fuller and John R. Sllliman. 4. Appointment by Carranza of an ambassador to the United States. It is virtually certain that Eliuco Amjpdono, who has been acting as Carranza's confidential agent here, will bo selected as the Mexican am bassador. WOMAN EXTERMINATES FAMILY, LEARNING OF HUSBAND'S DEATH NEW YORK, Oct 15.?The follow lng the discovery of the body of her husband in East River. Mrs. Joseph Huntslnger, 40 years old, asphyxiated herself and her three daughters in their homo here early today. Neigh bors found the bodies. TRIPLE SLAYING ST. HELENS. Ore., Oct. 15. ? W. E. Stout shot and killed his divorced wife and hero Bister, Mrs. S. M. Todd, yesterday set fired hiB to home and hold off the city marshal for an hour. Then ho killed himself. FATHER OF TWENTY-TWO DIES AT AGE OF 99 MARINETTE. Wis.. Oct. 15. ? Peter Becndlct, 99, the father of twenty-two children, including four pairs of twins, died hera today. Bon edict's oldest child is 78 years of age. TWO HUNDRER WERE KILLED BY RECENT SALVADOR QUAKES NEW ORLEANS. Oct. 15.?Passen gers arriving here from Central Ameri can points today said that over two hundred persons lost theiir lives dur ing the recent earthquakes In Salva dor. LITTLE REPUBLIC CONGRATULATES U. S. ON ITS NEUTRALITY WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.?Lawrence Grant arrived today with a letter from Pierre Font, president of Andor ra, the oldest and second smallest re public in the world, in which Presi dent Wilson, executive of the largest republic, was congratulated on Its neu trality in the war. (NOTE?Andorra is a valley in the Eastern Pyrenees, between the French department of Abriege and the Spanish province of Lorida. The republic's area is 175 square miles and its pop ulation about 15,000. The Editor.) AUTOMOBILE FACTORIES ENLARGING THEIR PLANTS ???? NEW YORK, Oct. 15.?It is esti mated that $25,000,000 is being ex pended for new buildings and equip ment by automobile and accessory manufacturers in the United States. Over 7,000,000 square feet' will be added to factory space in this coun try. AMERICANS MUST ASK FOR GOODS NOW WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.?The State Department has ruled that requests must be made before November 1st for the release of goods of German and Austrian origin contracted for prior to March 1, 1915. The total val ue of the detained cargoes, including dyes, is estimated at $100,000,000. ANOTHER $500,000,000 LOAN DUE SOON ! NEW YORK. Oct. 15:?The New York World says that an Anglo-French credit for munitions, for $250,000,000 will sortly be arranged. It is also asserted that another big loan will I havo to be arranged within the next , six months, probably for another $500 1 000,000, which is the main reason for - popularizing so strongly the present PEACE IS ASKED SAY COMMITTEE NEW YORK. Oct. 15.?Warring Eu rope has authorised tho leading worn en of the world to say that It wants a peace conference of neutral natione If It Is led by the United States. The authorized ofllclal of every nation now at war authorized thlB statemenl by the International Congress of Wo men at The Hague, after an author ized delegate of tho congress con ferred with him. These facts are contained In a state ment issued hero today by tho Inter national Committee for Permanent Peace, a women's organization. VON BERNSTORFF SAYS SUBMARINE ISSUE NOW CLEAR NEW YORK, Oct. 15.?Tho subraar ine issue between Washington and Berlin has been entirely cleared and no further noteB will be passed, ac cording to a statement issued here today by Dr. Johann von Bernstorff, the German ambassador. "How about the Lusitanla note?" von Bernstorff was asked by a report er. "Tho exchange of all notes in re gard to Germany's submarine activi ties has been completed," tho ambas sador reiterated. THREE ARE SHOT IN ELECTION ROW CHARLESTON, S. C.. Oct 15.? Sidney J. Cohen, a reporter, at tracted to the scene of the shoot ing wan killed by a stray bullet. Four others were woundedft CHARLESTON, S. C., Oct 15. ? Three men were shot today at the rooms of the city Democratic execu tive committee, where a contest over the mayoralty primary of Tuesday was about to be herd. None of the men was seriously wounded. GOVERNMENT MAY CONDEMN SURVEYORS SEATTLE, OcL 15.?Secretary Red Hold has ordered the coast and geo detic survey steamers Gedney and MacArthur surveyed here upon their return this month from Alaska, with the probabilities of both being con demned as unfit for further ser vice. ? ? ? JUNEAUITES INTERESTED IN WINDHAM MINES WINDHAM, Oct. 13. ? Sam News anders, L. Lippert and S.-Lippert ar rived on the Edith G. last Wednesday from Juneau and are looking over the Newsander-Durrer group of claims In tho second basin. W. Burgett and M. O'Connor of the Juneau Bonding Company arrived from Juneau today. They are looking over local mining property, on Spruce Mt, NEW SYSTEM TO MEET ATTACKING NAVAL VESSELS WASHINGTON, Oct. 15.?The Unit ed States navy Is working on a sys tern of coast defense which la predi cated upon tho location of approach ing war vessels by sea microphones and then the launching of the micro phone torpedo, guided by tho vtbra tions in the water caused by the revo lution of the enemy's propellors, di rcctly to the mark. Naval men bellevt that Germany's submarines steer their torpedoes by such an appartus. Ma jor credit ft# the development of this new Instrument belongs to Captair Leon of the Swedish navy. TERMS OF THE NEW HUNGARIAN LOAN BERLIN. Oct. 15.?The forthcominf Hungarian war loan, according to th< Overseas News Agency, will bear sb per cent, will be Issued at 97tt ant will be redeemable In 192lT CHICAGO PACKERS ARE STILL UNSATISFIEI CHICAGO. Oct. 15.?Attorneys rep restenting the Chicago meat packer have decided to ask the State Depart ment to make diplomatic represents Hons to the British government rf garding the decision of the Britisl prize court. SUBMARINES ARRIVE. HONOLULU, Oct 16?Four of th navy's "K" type submarines reache here yesterday from San Francisct BRITISH SUBS SINK GERMAN TORPEDO BOAT COPENHAGEN, Oct. 16. ? British ' submarines today sunk a German tor pedo boat and attacked a German ? cruiser at tho entrance of The Sound, " which separates Denmark from South ' western Sweden. A great explosion followed the strik i ing of the torpedo and tho destroyer p foundered Immediately. A message ' from Falsterbo, Sweden, which brought news of this Incident, added that another German destroyer and a . cruiser which were accompanying tho destroyer that was sunk, speeded to the southward and It is believed that tho crew of the torpedo boat was lOBt. **?>************** ? .J. ; + * : * ? 1+ DEATH LIST 55 + + ? LONDON, Oct. 16.- ? It ? ? was announced today that 4> 4* the deaths caused by the ? ,1 + Zeppelin raid Wednesday * ? night wore 66, fourteen more +1 + than the list published yes- + 4* : tcrday. About a third of + ?> victims were women and chil- + + | dren. One hundred and flf- + teen persons were injured. * ? ! + j * 4. + + HEAVY CANNON DUEL IN WEST PARIS, Oct. 15.?A violent ar tillery bombardment took place during the night along the front from Loos to Souchez. There was spirited trench fighting in Hache forest. BRITISH LOSSES LONDON, Oct. 15. ? British casualties in the Dardanelles, up to October 1, were 96,900, it was announced today. ALBERT E. LUCY I GETS DEPUTY MARSHALSHIP Albert E. Lucy today was ap pointed by Marshal H. A. Bish ! op, to be deputy U. S. marshal j I at Yakutat. Authorization to send a deputy to Yakutat came , from Washington about ten days ago- Mr. Lucy will leave for Yakutat on one of the first boats bound west. J. R. Daw son of Hoonah had also been an applicant for the position. The appointee is well known here, having lived in Juneau for the past two years. At the pres ent time he is employed in Brown's barber shop, but he for merly was an engineer on the cannery tug Philip F. Kelley, and was captain on a cannery boat at ; Ketchikan for one season. -BALKANS | ARE NOW INVOLVED LONDON, Oct. 15. ? Serbia ! declared war on Bulgaria to day- The news, which reached here from Nish, was later con firmed. At the same time Czar Ferdinand of Bulgaria issued a statement in Sofia, in which he called upon his people and his army to "defend the national soil, which has been violated by jour perfidious neighbor, Serbia, and to deliver our brothers from the Serbian yoke." The Czar later issued a manifesto in which he explained and defended his course in aligning Bulgaria with Germany, Turkey and Austria In Athens this morning King Constantino issued a signed statement in which he said: "Greece is loosening her sword in its scabbard in order to be ready to preserv e the integ rity of the nation and the free dom of the Greek people." GREECE TO STAY OUT. The British government this afternoon, however, received an official note from the Greek gov ernment, which said that Greece had definitely decided not to in tervene in behalf of Serbia at the present time. According to Swiss newspap ers Germany is positively said to have received Greece's pledge that she will remain out of the war. The same sources say that Greece's warlike preparations are for the purpose of maintain ing an armed neutrality. Russia has requested permis sion of Rumania, to njove her troops through Rumanian terri tory in order to invade Bulgaria. It is reported that Germany has threatened Rumania withrinva sion if the request be granted. Serbs Hold Heights. A dispatch to The Times to day from Athens says the Ser bians still hold the heights of Belgrade, at a distance of one and one-quarter miles from the city. The Serbs arc stubborn ly resisting the German-Austro invasion SWEDEN PROTESTS. LONDON, Oct. 15.? Sweden ; has filed a protest over the sink | ing of ore ships bound for Swed ish ports, by the British sub marines. The English comman ders deny the vessels were tor pedoed in Swedish waters. LATE NEWS BULLETINS SUMBARINE BASE ON SOUND. 1 WASHINGTON?The Pugct Sound . navy yard Is to be the- principal siib . murine station on the Pacific. "This . j was indicated at the nuVy defalk j mcnt today, following a conference between Secretary Daniels and Pres ident Wilson, at which Secretary Dan iels gave the President the details of j hi: plan to have more war vessels built. In. government yards. I a WOULD FORSWEAR MOTHER HOOD. !? COLORADO SPRiNG ? Mrs. Sarah ti Bardfleld, bearer of Sau Francisco women's petition to Congress for the passage of a national suffrage amend metn, announced here today that many o women in tho United States had de d cided in tho future to deny themselves ), the privilege of motherhood until they received tho ballot. INCOME TAX INCREASE? SAN FRANCISCO?Senator Oscar Underwood told an Interviewer here today that Congress would meet the falling off or revenues by the reten tion of the duty on sugar, the re-en actment of the emergency war tax and the Increase of federal Income tax es. ? - ? MILLIONS FOR : NORTHERN ROAD WASHINGTON ? Secretary Lane stated, following a conference today with the President, that' the govern ment would spend nine millions on the Alasak railroad construction next year. BILLION DOLLAR BUDGET. WASHINGTON. Oct. 15.?The bud ge* for the next fiscal year was sub mitted to the Treasury Department today. It provides for an expenditure of |1,250,000.000.