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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 S~ 4 BENTLEMEN^e There is a Spe cial Sale on PIPES only for this Month. Now BOYS there is a show for you to come and get your pipe Icoint; IH M SEE THE OLD MN Tony Dortero's fe J 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. Skagwav, Alaska Do your shopp ing now, while the assortment are complet Useful Holiday G ifts for all =1 Pick out your Xmas Gift now and we will keep it for you until you want it Christmas is'nt tomorrow or the next day, but its not a minute too soon to begin Christmas shopping 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. STORE OPEN EVENINGS B.M. Behrends Mercantile Company Geo. Blanchard, Manager STORE OPEN EVENINGSl 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 ing prices. 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. NEW LEADER 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 % band. 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. CHRISTMAS SHOPPING 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 relatives. ? ? ? Mrs. Jacob Danerllne, wife of the Post blacksmith at Fort Seward, is visiting her parents at Caldwell. Idaho. ? ? ? 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 ganization. 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 [ woo Why not economize by making your own Xmas gifts? 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 Fisher. TOYS TOYS TOYS TOYS In the Toy Department you can find any and everything to suit every purse. We are especially proud of our line of Boys' and Girls' Books by the best Children's writers at popular prices. Stores Or>en Even ings L. A. Harrison & Co. Phones 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 TELEPHONE 136 GRANT'S GROCERY 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. BAND MEETING 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 present. . NOTICE. 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 office hours. Special Committee on Ordinances. 3t Town Council. * * * 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 them. See (hose Arctic fox furs in Draper & Co.'s display window. CHRISTMAS POULTRY AND OYS TERS. 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. PRYE-BRUIIN CO. * ? * 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. SPECIAL SALE AT USE'S 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 been looking. 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 way. CHRISTMAS PRESENTS 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.