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Suitable Christmas Gifts
Nothing more appropriate or ac
ceptable to a woman than a
fANCY PIECE Of CHINA
A new and varied stock to select
trom. Your attention is especially
called to the
BLUE AND GOLD
Hand Painted China now so popular
C. W. ASK & SONS
There is a Spe
cial Sale on PIPES
only for this Month.
Now BOYS there is
a show for you to
come and get
Icoint; IH M SEE THE OLD MN
Alaska Views at Half
Price until Jan. 1st
Until January 1, we will sell
any of our fine collection of
Alaska views at i regular
price ? 8x10 pictures tot 25c.
5x8 two for 25c. 14x17 76c ea.
DRAPER & G0.
Do your shopp
ing now, while
G ifts for all
Pick out your
Xmas Gift now
and we will
keep it for you
until you want
Christmas is'nt tomorrow or the next day, but its not a minute too soon to begin
For the Children
Of course the children will expect toys and
we certainly have the stock to choose from,
Dolls, Drums, Rocking Horses, Pianos, Guns,
Dishes, Doll Buggies, Books and Hundres of others
toys too numerous to mention. Besure to bring
the children with you to pick out toys. Also a
splendid assortment of Chistmas tree Decorations.
For the Older People
Then there is the gifts you want for Mother
and Father, Grandpa and Gandma, Sisters, Brothers,
Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Nephews, Nieces, and an
endless stream of friends.
Maybe some of these may help you;? Gloves,
Handkerchiefs, Hosiery, Shoes, Slippers, Smoking
Jackets, Table Linen, Lunch Cloths, Pictures, Itugs
Portiers, Lace Curtains, Suit Cases, Hand Bags,
Sweaters, Umbrellas, etc.
B.M. Behrends Mercantile Company
Geo. Blanchard, Manager
A Cloudburst of Christmas Presents.
\ cloudburst of Christmas beauty,
t dmnt with good values and spark
t -k with low prices awaits your in
fection For weeks past we have
labored industriously to prepare for
?he Holiday trade and our store la
now (airly shining with a beautiful
"ray of Christmas gifts. Special
l>aiiH and much careful consideration
v. is expended to make the collection
of Christmas goods one which should
include something really desirable
!>> r every individual from the young
' t to the oldest. We want you to
? owe and see how little it takes to
re suitable and appropriate gifts
for those you wish to remember.
! !? 'art- warming goods at home-cheer
P. E. KERN,
GOLD AND SILVERSMITH
00 you DANCE ALL THE OUNCES?
Whvnottakea few instruction* and
learn bow tc dance the new dances, or
the old ones that you simply cannot
master ? ?Prof. Grlesbach's dancing
academy, Eagles' ball. Classes Monday
and Thursday evenings.
OF THE BAND
At the last meeting of the Skagway
band Prof. Wagner presented his res
ignation as leader. With some re
gret on the part of many of the mem
bers the resignation was accepted.
There followed a complete reorganiza
tion of the band, not only a new
leader but new officers being elected.
Mr. E. J. Kingsbury was chosen
leader. In tho civil organization Mr.
Frank M. Peero was elected presi
dent, Robert Shelley, vice-president
and E. Wheeler secretary. There
are twenty pieces In the band and it
is making good progress in a musi
cal way. Mr. Kingsbury the new
.leader, who is employed as electric
ian to the W. P. & Y. R., Is an ac
complished musician, equally capable
on almost any Instrument of the
The band was organized last winter
by Prof. Wagner, the retiring leader,
I who worked hard and long to bring it
| into effective service, but on account
1 of recent dissention he felt disinclined
to continue at Its head.
The thought of Christmas shopping
Is the thing that Is under everybody's
bonnet Just now ? or It ought to be.
The stores are looking their best just
now, the stocks of Christinas goods
are yet comparatively complete and
It Is a delight to just look in upon
the glint and shimmer of the show
cases and the laden shelves and
counters. All merchants alike declar
the trade is well under way and bids
fair to equal that of any holiday sea
son In the history of Skagway.
Mrs. Nick Hansen and baby of Ben
net, are In the city visiting with
? ? ?
Mrs. Jacob Danerllne, wife of the
Post blacksmith at Fort Seward, is
visiting her parents at Caldwell.
? ? ?
The regular monthly Christian En
deavor business meeting will be held
at the Presbyterian church after choir
practice this evening.
? ? ?
The pupils of Miss Dohner's class
are working hard on the cantata and
concert to be presented by them on
Tuesday evening next at Elks' hall.
.Mrs. Mary E. Hart lias been re
quested by ladles of the Skagway
Auxiliary to return here if possible
and be present at the meeting to bo
held at A. B. hall on Saturday after
uoon next, for the purpose of further
outlining the work expected of the or
At the last meeting the occasion
was unfortunate inasmuch as there
was a boat in port and the last op
portunity was offered to get eastern
Christmas mail in the office, so that
the attendance was not so large as
it is expected to be on Saturday
next. Those who did not hear Mrs.
Hart arc anxious to have that privi
lege in connection with the work
that is expected of them.
Mrs. Hart is at Haines where she
will effect an organization this week.
She has indicated her willingness to
respond to the invitation from Skag
way and will be up on the Peterson
on Saturday morning. All officers
of the auxiliary named at the last
meeting arc expected to bo present
Why not economize by making your own Xmas
We have a complete assortment of pyrography
goods, including stains, wax, varnish and Paints.
Pyrography Sets and Extra Needles
A prettily illustratedjbook is always
acceptable. We have the "creme"
of the '08 publications, including
Henry Hutt's Picture Book, Our
Girls, Evangeline, American Girl
and Courtship of Milps Standish,
illustrated by Howard Chandler
Christy. A Book of Sweethearts
illustrations by Will Grefe. A
Dream of Fair Women. Out to
Old Aun Mary's, Bachellor
Belles, illustrated by Harrison
TOYS TOYS TOYS TOYS
In the Toy Department you can
find any and everything to suit
We are especially proud of our line of Boys' and Girls'
Books by the best Children's writers at popular prices.
L. A. Harrison & Co.
4 & 55
Compared with Home-put-up preserves
and fruits you will find that the famous
TEA GARDEN TABLE fWJtTS AND PRESfRVfS
As good as the best and better than some
at the Saturday meeting and to bring
with them a report or outline of what
they will be able to do in the matter
of making up an exhibit, or what
they hope to be able to do, that the
general plans may better be discussed
and formulated. A large attendance
is hoped for and expected.
A little while longer and all inter
ior Alaska will be in direct wireless
communication with the coast
The semi-monthly dance of the fra
ternal Order of Eagles is to be given
at the aerie Friday next.
There will be a practice meeting
of the Skagway Band at Fireman's
hall tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock.
All members are requested to be
The Ordinances of the Town of
Skagway, recently printed and ap
proved by the Town Council, are now
in the office of the Town Treasurer.
Any party desiring a copy of same
may apply to Town Treasurer during
Special Committee on Ordinances.
3t Town Council.
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The Vnldez city council has been
notified by the federal authorities
that unless the town authorities com
pel the residents of the restricted 'dis
trict to keep on their own side, the
federal authorities will do the Job Tor
See (hose Arctic fox furs in Draper
& Co.'s display window.
CHRISTMAS POULTRY AND OYS
Our Christmas poultry, oysters, etc.
will arrive on the Jefferson, and is
expected to bo the finest lot of
goods of this kind that lias ever been
shipped to Skagway.
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Stones found in the blue clay at
Montague aro believed to be dia
monds. Montague is on the overland
winter road between Dawson and
Whltehorse, twenty-four miles back
from the Yukon river landing at Tan
talus. The stones are of a whitish
^olor and will sornteh glass.
After reading a liooK you are
through with it. Why not avail your
iolf of the advantage of a circulating
ibrary? Book shelves full of the
jest reading. W. W. Boughton.
Alaska Views at half price. Dra
per & Co.
Our line of Cut Glass antl Hand
PalAted China Is the largest and most
complete ever displayed in Skagway.
Our stock of gold and Silver novel
ties, while not so large as at the be
ginning of the holiday season, is
still complete and affords a range of
suggestive articles from among which
you will find that for which you have
From now until Christmas we will
make prices that will certainly appeal
to you whether you are looking for a
gift for some one else or for some
article to beautify your own home.
All purchases engraved free of
charge when so desired.
Don't forget that each dollar spent
in our store entities you to a ticket
on our generous Christmas drawing.
H. D. KIRMSE,
The originator of low prices,
Ladies' shoes half soled, 75c. '
Mens' shoes half soled, $1.
Dan Sky, Ungefroren bid?., Broad
It is about time for you to select
your Christmas presents. We would
suggest a good gallon of pure old
Whiskey (which we import direct
from IJ. S. bonded warehouse), or a
gallon of pure old wine which we
buy direct from the San Carlos win
ery. We have just received 5,000 of
tin? celebrated El Inflnlto cigars from
Ybor City, Florida, a box of these
cigars would make a handsome gift
for a gentleman.
Come and see us before selecting
elsewhere as we cau save you money
in our line, and guarantee the best.
Agents for A. B. C., Bohemian and
Pilsener bottled beer. Free delivery.
Phone 34. THE MONOGRAM,
?Bloom & Korach.