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VOL. VL, NO. 902- JUNEAU, ALASKA, FRIDAY, OCT. 15, 1915. ? PRICE TEN CENTS.
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MACKENZE OUTLINES ALASKA-JUNEAU PLANS
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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.
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+ Minimum?10. ?
+ Cloudy; rain?.50 in. *
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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. *
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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.

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