AN OCULIST ON THE
QUESTION OF DROPS.
IT (? becoming mora ar.d mora evident
that . I 'aradooaiad. Evan anion*
oculists the um of drug* In the exam
ination at tha eyes for itlaaaan la pesslng.
S tgnUlcant of thia fact la tha reply made
in tha Philadelphia (Pa.) Evening Tole
KTaph by Dr. L- K. U>rshberg. of John
I lop It In ? College. to an inquiry. Tha t'oc
tor answer* varioua quaationj, genen hr
of a medical character. In a special colun n
published in a syndicate of papers. From
this column, the follow to* question and
answer are quoted:
"Can eyeglasem be fitted as well
without drops as with, generally ipeak
""Vary much better without dropc. If
specialists would only rcaliie it. The
eyea muat ha kept tectotaily dark be
tween each lens-test, and the teat
must be made patiently, but quickly.
The various 'atropine' drops are re
sponsible for sn many mistaken made H
by the beet oculisu in fitting eye*lass
Op torn ctrists are trained specialists in I
the testing of eyes without dropa.
Optometrist and Optician
YOUNQ MAN KILLED
IN "700" MINE
TREAD WELL. Nov. 16.?At 3:20 o'
clock yesterday afternoon, shortly af
ter going on shift. Mauriel Llbbreckt
was killed on the 1300 level of the
"700" mine. Llbbreckt. who was a
chute puncher in the mine, upon try
ing to open the chute, found chat It
was blocked up, and Instead of trying
to open It from below, crawled up
to where It waa choked for the pur
pose of releasing the ore. Unexpect
edly the ore gave away suddenly and
he was carried down the chute and
burled beneath a carload of tho ore,
Instant death resulting In all probabil
Mauriel Llbbreckt was & Belgian. 23
years of age and had been employed
In the mine since last June.
Ladles of Douglas: Look In the Or
pheum window. It will interest you
and will Interest the Orpheum. 1-lm.
Tho funeral haB been set for nine I
j'clock tomorrow morning from tho
TREADWELL, Nov. 16.?The Mex
lean bowling team last night won out
by a margin of 16 pins In their game
with tho Shops team on the Club al
leys. Tho score was: Mexican 2270,
Shops. 2256. Tho next game will be
played Thursday night between the
Store and Electrical teams.
Over 6125.000 Is being disbursed to
the employees of the Treadwell mines
as today is the regular monthly pay
WORK AT NEVADA CREEK
DOUGLAS, Nov. 16.?Mike Hudson,
superintendent of tho Nevada creeK
mines, arrived in Douglas on the "Ir
is" last night, and will spend a few
days herew Mr. Hudson says that
things are looking good at the mines
and that there are about 35 men em
ployed at the properties at present,
but that the forco will probably be
materlal increased In the spring. He
also stated that If tho present plans
are carried out, grading for a mill of
1,000 tons capacity will bo started
early during tho coming year.
The work now being carried on Is
merely development work, but every
thing Is moving along satisfactorily.
PROGRAM IS WINNER.
DOUGLAS, Nov. 16.?The program
fo the grand bazaar, given by the La
dles' Auxiliary of the Alaska Catho
lic club, beginning tonight and run
ning until the night of the ISth, in-!
elusive, contains twenty-eight pages,
and the story of the bazaar is told in
poesy, paraphrasing the good, old
fashioned poems, such as "The Old
Oaken Bucket," "Mother Hubbard,"
and many othor rhymes that kindle
tender memories. It is a stroke of
Jealus and portrays, forcibly, the
progressiveness and remarkable enor
gy displayed by the ladies who are
promoting this enterprise.
Card of Thanks.
I wish to thank the many friends
for their floral offerings and words of
sympathy through the death of my
MRS. CHAS*. STEPHENS.
DOUGLAS. Nov. 16.?Tho Penelope
club, an organlzaion of tho high school
girls met last night with their teach
ers in the principal's office and spent
a very pleasant evening together.
INJURED MAN SUES GATES
ESTATE FOR $2,130,000
NEW YORK. Nov. 16.?That an ac
tion to recover $2,130,000 in damages
from the estates of John W. Gates and
his son. Charles G. Gates, ha3 been
instituted became known in the Sur
rogate's Court. Robert H. Thorn
burn, formerly a member of tho Chi
cago Board of Trade, is tho plaintiff.
He alleges that Mr. Gates and his
;on directed a corner in corn in July
1902, violating the Sherman anti-trust
NEW YORK GIVES
TO RED CROSS FUND
$500,000 FOR WAR
NEW YORK, Nov. 15.?Moro than
$500,000 have been obtained In New
York for the relief of sufferers In tho
European war by the New York Coun
ty Chapter of the American Red Cross
according to the report of Jacob H
Four Hospitals In Serbia
LONDON. Nov. 15.?"The Serbian
Relief Fund." says the Dally Mall,
"has been maintaining four complete
hospital units in Serbia?Lady Ralph
Paget's typhus colony. Mrs. Stodard's
hospital at Kraugflujevatz, the first
British Farmers' Hospital at Belgrade
and the second British Farmers' Hor
pltal at Fozarevac." Both the far
mer's hospitals have been removed,
since the Invasion, to Jagodinc, near
or N}^Ji tho Mall says.
Relief Society ^ln"?Rome
ROME. Nov. 15.? The American
Ambassador, Thomas Nelson Pace,
nas formed an Italian branch of the
American Relief Clearing TT-use.
Among the members of the rllan
committee are Prince Colonna .'lay
er of Rome; Count Grlmmani. Mayor
of Venice; Marquis Cusanl-Confalion
erl. formerly Italian Ambassador at
Washington; Prince Borghese, Prof.
3ulseppe Bastlanelll. the medical spe
cialist, and the Duke of Torlonla.
OR. CARTER OPENS
NEW DENTAL OFFICES
Dr. Chas. D. Carter, has located In
Douglas for the practice of dentistry
He has leased a suite of rooms In the
O'Connor building, which he has re
modeled and fitted up with the latest
and most modern dental appliances
manufactured. The doctor but recent
ly returned from San Francisco, where
he attended the Panama Pacific Den
tal College, participated in by more
than 6,000 members of that profes
Speaking of his work. Dr. Carter
said: "There are three branches of
dentistry that I will specialize:
"No. L?Plate work. I have the lat
est appliances for making plates, us
ing the method of Dr. Sam'l G. Sup
plee, of New York, having taken a
class given by him at the Panama
Pacific Dental Congress in San Fran
cisco, 3ept 1-16. A plate made by
this method will give absolute satis
"No. 2.?Having takon Dr. H. G.
Hein's (of San Francisco) class in th<
use of 'Peritunda,' it is possible for
me to make painless excavations, pulp
removals and extractions of teeth.
This method is known as 'Peridental
-"No. 3.?Treatment of children's
teeth, using the method of Dr. J. A.
Williams, of Fort Wayne, Ind., who
is considered by the profession as au
thority on children's work."
O'Connor Building, Phone 3. Open
for business next Monday. Nov. 15.
UNITED STATES EXPEND8 I
$250,000,000 ON ROADS
WASHINGTON,? According to In
formation made public by the De
partment of Agriculture, tho total ex
penditures for road Improvement in
the United States In 1914 from State
funds, joint funds and local funds
At the present timo all of tho states
with the exception of Indiana, Miss
issippi, South Carolina and Toxas,
have onacted laws providing for state
aid In road work. According to fi
gures compiled by the office of Pub
lic Roads from 1895, when Massachu
setts nnd Connecticut enacted state
aid laws, up to tho present year, thlr
ty-nlno of the states expended a total
of. $211,859,163 in road work.
As showing tho growing interost In
road building, thirty-eight rtates have
mado available $54,884,007 for uso in
1915, or more than 25 per cent, of
the total appropriations by tho States
during tho past twenty years.
On Jan. 1, 1915, there were 2,273,
131 miles of public roads In all the
states. Of this total 247,490 miles,
or 10 per cent, were surfaced. The
total mileage of all State-aid roads
built to Jan 1 of this year was 35,477
of which 8,805 or nearly 20 per cent.,
were built In 1914.
Nine states havo 20 per cent, or
more of their highways surfaced. Of
those Rhode Island leads, with 58 per
cent., Massachusetts Is second with
51.7 per cent., and Indiana third, with
42.3 per cent. The mlloage of sur
faced roads in New York on Jan. 1.
was 22,389 miles, or 27.9 per cent of
tho total public road mileage In tho
New York State Leads.
New York was far In the load of tho
states In the amount of money Bpent
on road work from all sources in
1914, the aggregate being $29,890,473.
Tho stato funds nlono available) for
road work In New York In 1915 were
With a total expenditure of $14,
G70.614. California spent tho second
largest amount of money from all Its
sources on road work in 1914. Indiana
sp -nt $13,258,761, none of which was
appropriated by tho state.
WHEAT CROP FOR
THAN LAST YEAR
WASHINGTON. Nov. 16.?Tho 1916
wheat crop of 20 countries which pro
duced 80 per cent, of the world's wheat
supply, including tho United States,
will bo 3.793.000.000 bushels, accord
ing to an estimate made yesterday
by the United States Department of
This means an Increase of 550.000,
000 bushels compared with the 1914
crops of those countries. It is thought
that tho report will have tho effect
of preventing a great Increase In the
prlco of wheat over that now prevall
CHICAGO, Nov. 16.?"Stroetcrvllle"
was invaded, its ruler captured and
its citadel demolished yesterday, af
ter a pistol battlo on filled-in land on
the shoro of Lako Michigan recently,
almost in the heart of Chicago. The
'and. which Is claimed by Captain
Georgo Wellington Streeter, Is north
of the harbor, and In the center of the
fashionable Lako Shore residence dis
trict. Streoter and his wlfo came
there years ago when their vessel was
wrecked on a bar and sand filled In
between the wreck and shore until
their claim comprised property said
to bo worth millions of dollars.
SVVEETIiEARTS WHO PARTED
BEFORE CIVIL WAR ARE WED
DUQUOIN, 111.. Nov. 16. ? A ro
mance which extended over more
than half a century culminated in the
wedding of Charles Bransfleld, 83
years old, and Mrs. Nancy Mexo, 69,
both of Sand Ridge, which has Just
The two had been sweethearts in
tho South before the war, but parted
after a quarrel. Bransfleld served
hrough the war with the Confederate
troops, and later came to Murphys
bcro. Ho and his present wlfo both
married others, but wore left widow
and widower, and renewed their old
THE EAST FOR THE
COPPER RIVER R. R.
SEATTLE, Nov. 16.?Three- Grant
locomotlccs left Echcncctady yester
day for Seattle to be shipped from
hero to Cordova for the Copper River
and Northwestern Railroad.
The locomotives will bo tho largest
In use In Alaska, and they will bo
particularly for use In connection with
rotary snow plows that have been
ordered for uso there for tho purpose
of keeping the railroad open during
the coming winter.
NO DIVORCES FROM
MEN AT FRONT NOW
LONDON. Nov. 16.?Divorce cases
against officers and men serving at
the front will have to stand over un
til they return to Great Britain. Such
was tho decision of Justice Sir Henry
Bergrave Dcanc. when asked for leave
to serve a divorce petition upon an
officer In the fighting line.
"It Is not In tho Interests of the
nation," oald tho coudt. "for men to
have their minds diverted from their
duties by such matters. They had
nation," said tho court, "for men to
All of the latest novels and gift
books at C. E. Cartwrlght's.
WHATS IS DEAR TO A WOMAN'S
An Universal electric coffee percola
tor, tea samovar, or a chaffing dish.
Useful and handy morning, noon and
night. No real home Is complete with
out one. Ask her yourself. Complete
assortment at the Juneau Drug Co.,
opposite Alaskan hotel. No trouble
to show you our goods. 15-tf
Public writing desk for your con
venience at C. E. Cartwright's.
(Continued from Page 1.)
with it at its birth, has beon wiht it
; most of the timo since. ?. C. John
ston, foreman in the composing room,
has occupied his present position for
two and a half years, and C. Clyde
Strong has been a member of the com
posing room force for nearly two
Monthly Payroll $2,000
All told, Including the carriers, but
not the newsboys, the average num
ber employed by The Empire exceeds
a score, the monthly payroll has
reached $2,000, and the dally cost
of producing the paper is considerably
more than $100.
Change In Douglas Department.
J. T. Hunt, who has been connect
ed with The Empiro as head of the
advertising department for tho last 2
months, has been placed at tho head
lof the Douglas Island department,
succeeding M. A. Snow. Mr. Snow will
bo connected with the Juneau office.
In addition to having charge of the
Douglas Island branch office, Mr.
Hunt will have control of tho circu
lation at Thane. The Douglas branch
office has been opened at Hubbard's
nows store, Douglas.
USED FOR GAME
Charles C. Nobles, who when he was
In the hotel business on Broadway a
few years ago claimed to have found
a cure for hay fever by shutting up
a sneezing guest In a refrigerator and
who thus acquired the nlcknamo of
"Doc" got back yesterday from a hunt
ing trip In M&lno and brought a "bag"
of stories about the celebrities In
the vicinity of Ox Bow.
In the first place George Flem
mlng's dog Whisper, famous as the
only dog in Maine that had been
trained to point fish, Is dead. His
place In Mr. Flcmmlng's affections Is
now filled by Violet, a trained skunk.
Mr. Nobles on his first hunt this aut
umn bagged a deer with an automo
bile. That was before the hunting
"Fleming is an ordinary hand at
training animals," said Mr. Nobles,
who Is now an exporter, "and Whis
per was the wonder of that part of
tho state. Violet, howovor, has made
an impression on the countryside com
pared with which tho memory of the
achievements of Whisper Is faint.
"The skunk has actually been trail
ed to tree birds. And, mind you, Vio
let does not use the overpowering
means that most skunks might apply
in doing anything. For sbo is an In
offensive skunk. You can be in her
company and not know It. The at
tribute that makes a skunk a skunk In
the common view is absent from Vio
let. Her odor is gone. It was, I
should have explained, removed by
"Violet weighs more than 16 pounds
and Is an affectionate animal. She
is tho only trained specimen of her
kind that I have encountered. She is
better than a dog In some ways, as I
can testify from experience. She does
not bark when she has treed her
Libbey cut glass is the standard
cut glass made. It Is foremost In
quality, beauty of design and In price.
And It Is also a standard gift. We ex
pect our first shipment on the "Far
ragut." We will esteem It a privilege
to show you our assortment. Juneau
Drug Co., opp. Alaskan hotel. 16tf |
quarry, but she backs herself up close
to the tree and beats the trunk with
her long busby tail. These sounds
are easily carried through underbrush.
One day I went out w'.th Violet for
my companion. She got a lot of part
ridges scared up into a tree and I
bagged 12 of them.
"For the first time in my lifo I j
bagged a deer with an automobile.!
This automobile, I may assure you,
lest you have a disposition to doubt
the existence and the capabilities of
Violet, is not trained. It is Just an
ordinary car, and Fleming and I, one
night before the hunting season was
on, were driving up from Masardis.
All of a sudden something streaked in
front of our headlights and struck on
our windshield. We saw at once it
was a deer. It was so much injured
that we killed it to put it out of Its
"Next arose a quandra. Was it il
legal to eat deer killed by this means
out of season? Although I was near
ly famished for lack of fresh mear,
having been living off salt bacon for
four or five days, I agreed with Mr.
Fleming that on this delicate point
appeal should be made to the game
warden of the county. His reply, af
ter due deliberation, was that it was
not illegal and that was about tho
best venison I ever tasted." ? (Now
Signor Marconi, who Is undoubted
ly one of the most popular men In
Italy just now, has been telling a
story about a certain celebrated ad
miral who was a countryman of bis.
"The admiral," be says, "had won
many battles and great renown, and i
at a ball given In bis honor one lady
said to another: 'How frightfully fat
our dear admiral is getting.'
" 'Yes,' replied the second lady, 'Is
It not a forunate thing, otherwise ho
would not be able to wear all of his
"Misfortunes come in pairs," quot
ed the Sage.
"Yes," agreed tho Fool. "If the
other fellow holds three of a kind."?
PARISIAN IVORY IS ALWAYS
an appropriate gift. Many new hand
some designs in mirrors, hair brush
es, plctunj frames and toilet sots are
to be see.i at Juneau Drug Co., oppo
site Alaskan hotel. Do your shopping
now. We like to show our goods.
They will bear inspection and com
parison In manicuring sets in pearl,
Parisian Ivory, etc., very useful and
not expensive. Every girl likes It.
Juneau Drug Co., opposite Alaskan
WANTED ?W oman in widower's
home shoo store, 206 St. Ann Ave.,
near hospital, Douglas. 11-16-tf
POSITION WANTED ? General
housework In city or out of town,
phone 146, or address X, Empire. (16tf
3k & ? 9Uoti!u
Haa Just Outfitted with Special
Equipment, and Will Make a
Plate Work and
Careful Attention Given to All
In Need of Any Dental Services
MONDAY and TUESDAY
November 15 and 16
Continue* fro 7:30 to 10:30
BOB BANEY, the grand old mln
strell man. Introducing the
fastest buck and wing dance
In the world.
5 REELS PICTURES
25 and 10o
p p the 3 *
A First Class Restaurant
When In Douglas take your meals
with us. We serve the best of
every thing the market affords.
Open All Hours
DOUGLAS ? ? ? ALASKA
Douglas FistiS Ice Co,
ORDERS TAKEN 8 DELIVERED
City Wharf IS* Phone 407
Ladies' and Gentlemen's Tailor
Have jail received 2000 Samples of
Fall and Winter Goods
ST. ASS AV. PbonsTO DOOGLAS
I CITY BAR |
0 r=i douglas r=i:
]; Phone Orders Promptly ?
i| PHONE 5-4 I
? The Alaska Grill
1 I II
? TOIL ORCHESTRA MCSIC < J
DCRD5G DB5BR HOUR
J THE BEST APPOINTED PUCE ;;
t ? ? ?? IN TOWN
-> Best of Everything Served < >
at Moderate Prices < >
11 IJl" 1, ) We are showing the largest assortment of Furs in
I VlJ the city. All the late styles shown in White Fox,
m 7c mgai Red Fox, 1 oint ox, Hudson Seal, Isabella Fox,
Fitch Opposum, Mink, Mufflon and Coney, ail prices from $9.00 I
the set and upwards. > ' ? ? * * ? I
|"1 We are headquarters for the fin
| Ct i J_ est quality of Alaska Raw Furs.
?. All are guaranteed. We have a
select line of Siberine and Alaska Ermine, Mink, Marten,
Red Fox, Black Fox, Cross Fox, Black Fox, Otter and Lynx.
THE HOME OF HART, SCBAFFNER & MARX CLOTHES AND THE EMERY SHIRT
EVERYTHING FOR EVERYBODY
Don't Miss the Big Show at the
Monday & Tuesday, Nov. 22 and 23
ED. R. K1ETH, Director
"FUN IN A CABARET"
Introducing the Latest Song Hits, Rendered by the Best
Local Singers and Comedy Hits by Juneau's
"Who b Who"
A Screaming Musical Comedy Introducing Beautiful Novelty
Also Clever Specialties Between the Two Parts.
All Seats Reserved?ADMISSION $1.00
IEactern, Corn Fed t
Fresh Meat j
IHome Killed Chickens \
Fresh Home Made Sausage ?
Every Day J
1 Independent Market!
% JULIUS RHElNIiEUGER, Prop. i
% PHONE 119 t
Is approximately what I havo Invested in Juneau Drug
Co. Btock. I will venture to say that there is no other
drug store in all Alaska that has the assort ment of goods
I carry. And what is of even greater Importance to
the buyer is the fact that every single article is stand
ard in merit and price. And equally standard is the ser
vice. It is more than a pleasure to show you what we
have In the line of holiday goods, toilet articles, etc.
Juneau Drug Co.
Opposite Alaskan Hotel, Phono 2.50
Out-of-Town Orders Aro Given Immediate Attention.
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