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AND WIFE MAY HAVE DROWNED FAIRBANKS, Oct. 18.?It Is feared that another tragedy has occurred and that the treacherous Tanana riv er bas claimed two more victims. William Zacharias and wife, who formerly lived in Fairbanks before being attracted to tho Cbisana, left the upper Tanana river point some time ago and hare failed to reach their destination. Men who came over from Chisana and wlntnessed the departure of Zacharias and wife have been in Fairbanks several days. The Tanana Is running full of slush ice and it is feared that the couple wore caught in the ice and tholr frail craft crushed. The mercury is down to zero and the river is expected I to close very soon. Friends of the couple are hopeful that they will yet be heard from as both are old timers in the north and their experiences will help them to care for themselves if they were ablo to reach shore. It Is. believed they may have missed the entrance to the Chena slough above Fairbanks and been carried down the Tanana river. COMMISSIONER RIGGS REACHES COAST FROM FAIRBANKS. ? CORDOVA. Oct 22.?Commissioner Thomas Riggs, Jr., and a party of railroad engineers from Fairbanks ar rived In town on the train this after noon and are registered at the Wind sor hotel. Mr. Riggs came from Fairbanks to Chltina on the Dodge auto of the N. C. Co. Mr. Riggs is going to Anchor age and Seward, where he will go over the season's work with Commis sioner Edes, and where ho will out line his plans for next season and fig ure on the money that will be requir ed on the Fairbanks end of the road for next summer's work. After he has finished his report with Chairman Edes, Mr. Riggs will go to Washinyton, where he will boost for the. railroad appropriation. He will return to Fairbanks over the trail.? Cordova Times. _ The telephone and the want ad. are the two greatest conveniences neces- , sary to modern business. You have the telephone, call THE EMPIRE up and tell us your wants and we will furnish the ad. (10-26-tf) A complete line of exquisite new em- 1 broidery cottons, new designs In ' stamped linens. Worked models on exhibition at ' Mrs. Albert Berry"s, 317 Seward St., ' phone 340. 20 tf EMBROIDERY and stamping to or der at Miss Wahlgror.'s Needlecraft Shop, opposite Doran's Drug Store. ?? Suits pressed, 75c.: Suits Cleaned and pressed. $2.00. THANE STEAM LAUNDRY. MORE STATIONS FAIRBANKS. Oct. 4.?Falcon Job lin has under advisement r. plan to Install a wireless station either at Valdcz or Seward, which could >7orlc with the Marconi people and which tton at Fairbanks. If arrangements could not he made with the govern* ment whereby the independent sta tion could work with the present Fairbanks radio station. It Is possible that au extra plant will be installed here. Before leaving Fairbanks. Mr. Jos lin stated that he was considering the matter and would investigate It, on the coast and at Seattle. Should ho be able to Install two stations, one at Fairbanks, ono at Valdcz, or any other coast town and connect with the Marconi people, he could thon make the rate from Brooks to the States less than at present, and might also be able to reduce the Idlt For many years, people of ,the Interior have wantod an all night service and Mr. Joslln feels that ho would be given liberal support in puttln'g through such an undertaking. ?Fairbanks Times. VALDEZ MAY YET GET RAILROAD VALDEZ. Oct. 17.?Col. A. W. Swan itz says Valdez has a good chance to get a railroad as a part of tho govern ment system within a short time. Col. Swanitz recently had a long talk with Secretary Lane, in which he pointed out to tho secretary the importance of a line to develop the country be tween the Copper River and tho Su sitna, a very wide area with great mineral possibilities. Secretary Lane conceded the ulti mate necessity of opening this great region with a railroad and promised to give the subject early attention. Col. Swanitz suggested the advantage of building the line from Valdez to tho Junction of the Tonslna river with tho Copper. Several surveys have been made of this route, ono by Col. Swanitz himself for the Valdez-Yu kon railroad. The projected lino Is 64 miles long, and would strike the Copper River & Northwestern at Milo 80. This was practically the route the Copper River & Northwestern project ed and started to build from Valdcz before It moved to Cordova. It would avoid the fierce winds and drifting snows of the Copper River flats. Necessarily if tho government Is to build this line It would olthor have to take over a part of the Copper Riv er road or make a traffic arrange ment with it to reach tho interior to wards Fairbanks.?(Valdez Miner.) HURST WILL RECOVER FROM HIS INJURIES HAINES, Oct. 24.?Roy Hurst, tho man who was accidentally shot by Scvort Johnson, is doing nicely In the Presbyterian Hospital, under the care of Dr. H. M. Craig, and he will prob-j ably recover from tho effects of tho accident. N. G. Hanson is putting the J. W. Hart building in shapo to receive his stock of hardware, and expects to move the first of the month to that location. Your correspondent is informed that there will be a Hallowe'en Ball, given in the Arctic Brotherhood Hall, on Saturday evnlng, October 30th, at which time and place there will be bushols of fun to sell at cost prices. H. P. M. Blrkinbine has the house which he obtained from Mrs. Fred Handy all ready to movo to the plot of land he obtained from Mrs. Kn bier and if the weather will permit he will soon have the work of mov ing completed. Frank Craig, a soldier, was tried yesterday on a charge of pointing a revolver at Bon Foss, an Indan and threatening to kill him. and was ac quitted by a Jury. Martin Madsen came up from his homestead below Smokehouse Bay Just in time to get caught in the jury on the Frank Craig case, and had to lay over at Haines on account of it. JUDGE BROWN TRIES SEWARD TOWNSITE CASE AT SEWARD VALDEZ, Oct. 19.?The officials of the District Court left for Seward ast night on the steamer City of Pueblo, where testimony in the case >f theAlaska Northern Railroad, vs. lohn Ballaine will be taken. The members of the court party wero fudge Fred M. Brown, Clerk of the 2ourt Arthur Lang, Assistant District attorney W. H. Whittlesey, I. Ham burger, court stenographer, Miss Catherine Monahan, of the clerk's of ice and U. S. Deputy Marshal C. W. Vfossman. Among the principals or witnesses who had been in Valde in connection vlth the case and who went tol Sew ird last night were John E. Ballaine, P. L. Ballaine, Jas, Haight, 8. 0. Mor ord, W. C. Boland, A. Swanitz, and T. *. West.?(Valdez Prospector.) 5ATHOLIC HOSPITAL TO BE BUILT AT SEWARD j VALDEZ, Oct. 27.?Father Van der >ol, who spent a week in Valdez vis ting friends, left on the Admiral Ivans for Soward, where his church s soon to erect a large hospital ? Valdez Miner.) ? ..-iu'r.ia; ???+^?f+*Hr+?*?->+++++???t The San frandsco DENTAL PARLORS The Strictly Modern Dentil Pidort' ?iV JUNEAU 22-Karat Gold Crown $8.50 Bridge Work, per tooth $8.00 '.Sold Filling $2.60 up Gold Inlays $3.00 up I Porcelain Flllincw .. $3.00 up All Work Guaranteed PROMPTNESS THOROUGHNE88 .ind Despatch i i All Our Method*. Open Evenings fur People Who Work. DR. E. J. HALFORD, Propr. Seward Bldg. Phone 103 MONTANA CATTLEMAN GOES NTO CATTLE BUSINESS IN ALASKA VALDKZ, Oct. 10.?\V. R. Bell, a well known Montana cattleman, and who has been in the cattle business near BiUlngs, Montana for more than thirty years, believes the Kenal Pen insula offers greater advantages for cattle and horse-raising khan Mon tana. He has filed on a section of land, 640 acres with a partner, and will bring north at an early date next sprlpg fifty cows and several high-class brood mares, as well as a goneral farming outfit. Bell spent several months in the district and reports that hundreds of acres of fine hay 1b to be found near his ranch. He bolieves that the early Russian settlers had great herds of cattle in the Kenal district as he saw unmistakable signs of this at several of the old Russian settlements. ? (Valdcz Prospector.) FAIRBANKS CAMP IS ENJCYING PROSPERITY FAIRBANKS, Oct. 19.?The mer chants of Fairbanks report that busi ness Is good in all lines and fully twenty per cent, bettor than during the fall of 1914. The returns of pros perity 1b credited to the new business being offered through the develop ment of the Tolovana camp, tho gov ernment railroad activities and the increased output of the district. Lat est estimates place the output of the season $500,000 groater than last sea son. NEW COMMISSIONER AT UP RIVER TOWN # 1 FAIRBANKS, Oct. 4.? Having re ceived the resignation of Commission er A. J. Griffin, of Richardson, Judge O. E. Bunnell has appointed E. E. .Tames to fill tho vacancy. Judge Griffin has been at Richardson as commissioner for a number of years. Tho new appointee is a well-known Tenderfoot man.?(Fairbanks Times.) MINERS GOING TO TOLOVANA. FAIRBANKS. Oct. 16. ? A Bteady movement of miners and prospectors has Bet in toward Tolovana and many of tho largest oporators of this dis trict have announced that they will visit the new camp in order to Judge for themselves of its possibilities. The road via Olnos Is reported to be in fine condition but sufficient snow has not yet fallen to permit of freight ing. MIDNIGHT SUN WINTERS AT NENANA THIS YEAR ?*? FAIRBANKS. Oct. 7. ? Yesterday ] tho Midnight Sun, the Alaska Engin eering Commission's boat, Captain i Rotch at the wheel, arrived In Fair banks on what will be her last trip of the season. Tomorrow tho boat will put up for the winter. Tho little boat has had a busy season and hnB done a lot of work.?Fairbanks News Miner. TREAT, SMITH CLIFF MINE SUIT VALDEZ. Oct. 17.?The uttentlon of miners and citizens of Valdoz gener ally was centered on tho Cliff mine caso before the district court this week in which Edmund Smith, Geo. C. Treat and Archibald Logan were su ing H. E. Ellis for a 20 per cent, in terest in the Cliff mine, which has produced nearly $1,000,000 and stilt promises great returns. Two days were occupied in the sub mission of evidence in the case, which was re-opened by the court after be ing token under advisement in order that additional testimony might be submitted. It Is regretted that litiga tion should appear at this timo when the mine promises again to be becomo a big producer but such things are apparently bound to occur and it is hoped that the parties will now get together and make of the Cliff, the original dividend payer o fthe Valdcz district, a big producer. By the find ings of the court Goo. C. Treat was awarded a one-tenth interest in the property, and Edmund Smith and Lo gan Archibald each a one-twelfth in terest SLEICHER 8AYS SECESSION IF NOT JU8TICE FOR NORTH Col. John A. Sleicher, in a letter to Whitney W. Clarke, a Fairbanks real estate dealer, suggests that Alaska should secede if she does not get Jus tice from tho Federal government. The letter is printed by tho Fairbanks News-Miner and is as follows: "My Dear Sir: I have received let ters from you, from Mr. Q. B. Erwin and Mr. Randolph Ann in reference to the mall service in Alaska. "I have Just returned from your Territory and I am writing a series of lettere regarding it. I shall not hesitate to call attention to the gov ernment's dereliction in this as in other matters as effecting the welfare of your wonderful territory. Leslie's stands for the opening of Alaska and has Btood for it in the past three years. "If Alaska doesn't get what sho de sires, she may be obliged to threaten to cecede from the Union until at tention is paid to her wants. The mere threat of secession would awak en tho entire country to the observ vlngs of your remarkable Territory. The fact is that its resources have been tied up by the cheapest kind of political red tape for which both tho two great political parties are more or less to blame. "Very Truly Yours, "JOHN A. SLEICHER. "Editor." TOM SHARK STRIKES PAY ON THE HODZANA Tom Shark, an old miner who has made several fortunes and spent them In mining ventures, is reported to havo made another strike on Hod tana river, about 150 miles north of the Yukon river, says the Nome Nug get. The extent of the diggings has not been demonstrated, but -$50 in course gold was taken from the bot tom of the first shaft to bedrock. Shark filled the hole to prevent any chance prospector ascertaining the oxtent of his pay, and lmmediately struck out for Rampart, 300 miles away, to notify his partners. Other miners on the Hodzana, angered at Shark for keeping the find secret and not letting them in on the strike, have jumped many of the claims stak ed by Shark and his partners. Ram part is the recording oHlce for the new camp and a considerable stam pede is taking place to the diggings In the hopes that it will prove to be the Eldorado for which the miners of interior Alaska have longing since the Tdltarod was struck. E. D. McDonald of Dawson was a northbound passenger on the Prin cess Alice last night. AMONG THE THEATRES. ? ? AT THE ORPHEUM A late P&the Dally, showing authen tic pictures of the great European struggle. Lord Kitchener, England's military leader makes a pleas for re cruits. "THE EXPLOITS OP ELAINE," Episode No. 8, entitled "The Death Ray," or the "Mirror's Terrible Tale" This Exploit is very exciting. "THE STRIKE," a sensational Ka lcm drama. "THE WIDOW'S MIGHT," a scream ing one act comedy. "COL. HEEZA LIAR?War dog" one of the famous cartoon comedies. Don't miss this show; it's a good one. *??? GRAND THEATRE TONIGHT Complete change of program nt pic tures : "The Firelight," a two reel Univer sal Evlair feature. "Wooing," J. Warren Kerrigan, In a touching drama. "European War Views," very inter esting scenes of actual war scenes, 1000 feet of interest. Max Ashcr will make you laugh in a Joker comedy. Notice: Your favorite, Mary Pick ford, in a Universal Imp drama, "In the Sultan's Garden," at the Grand Thursday and Friday. Anybody can flsh If they go to Britt's Pharmacy. 32-tf Three-room apartment wanted. In quire Hill Drug Store. 25-tf. Best by test of wear and ser vice our $3.50 Boyer at. B. M. BEHRENDS CO, 25-tf pi * * r* ? i rarisian styles NEW YORK PRICES We have purchased the choicest products of the world's big fashion designers, after they have been shown on dress forms to illustrate the Parisian modes. We sell them for JUST ABOUT ONE-HALF what such garments usually cost elsewhere. These goods have just arrived. To introduce, for three days only, we offer these extraordinary values at great reductions. Wednesday, Thursday anc Iriday AFTERNOON FROCKS ===== Crepe de Chine afternoon frocks, Georgette Crepe sleeves, trimmed in beautiful laces. 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J | a "Foiled Again"?Comedy. !! 10 and 15c. \ | COMING ? "Tho Squaw Man," < S Friday, Saturday and Sunday. J J Famous Players Five-Reel < ? Feature. <! t 10 and 15c. J * m the 11 MECCA Quality and Service Our fifl Motto fit JCNBAO DEPOT FOR MECCA FIZZ - 1IIIIM H I 1 I I 1 I 1 I I !?! I 1 II I i~H I II I 11 I I I I I 1 ! I I 1 M 1 I I 1 1 1 11 I 1 1 I II I 1 I 1 I I I I I 1 It III !: GOING TO TRAVEL? T ? ????? J START RIGHT BY Dressing RIGHT Let us sell you a Stetson Hat, Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothing, Crosset Shoes, and you will have the satisfaction of being not only well dressed but properly dressed as well. Copyright Hart Scbaffyr & M&n ALASKA-TREADWELL GOLD MINING CO. Mercantile Department. LAAA.t-.-~:-!..!. T i..; 1 1 I I '1 I t.iMi.l I. 1 1 I I 1 tiM.