| HAPPY CHRISTMAS FOR EVERYBODY
| A HOLIDAY STOCK
<> That Is First in Variety and Quality and j
X Fairest in Price :
? My beautiful display of gifts meets all requirements from FIRST ;
? to LAST. New and beautiful designs in cut gloss, mahogany and <
? chime clocks, gold handled umbrellas, gold mounted fountain pens.
? Silverware of endless variety, all sorts of nugget Jewelry, hundreds J
? of first class watches in beautifully engruved cases, and the dls- <
X plaj of diamonds and other precious stones is unusually large. Get <
J one of these if you can't think of anything else. *
? My store Is old. (having been established in Juneau for twen- <
e ty-seven years) but the stock is fresh and new, and when you get <
X it at Valentine's you know it is right J
| E. VALENTINE " j
? FRONT STREET JUNEAU, ALASKA ;
I JUNEAU LIQUOR COMPANY, Inc. j
? We have for the table the j
! CRESTA BLANCA AND EL DORADO WINES \
FINE OLD BRANDY AND SCOTCH
X Tel. 9-4 RY E AND BOURBON Front St. j
"IT'S THE WATER"
STANDARD SIZES AND THE LATEST STYLES
LADIES' SHOES?MEN'S SHOES
Now Goods For the llainy Season
SANDSTROM & HEIDORN Seward Street
; Juneau Transfer Co. ?
: coal wood j
4 Moving: Carefully Done ?
X Baggage Our Long Suit ?
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4> Next door to Raymond Co.
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Ferro Engines j
Now carried in stock. Call <
and inspect samples I
Alaska Supply Co.
Sale Agents J
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jj The Louvre Bar ::
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:: LIQUORS AND CIGARS
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Phone 3-3-5 Juneau
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J. W. DORAN
104 Second St. Juneau, Alaska
R. P. NELSON
Wholesale and Retail Dealer
In All Kinds
Typewriting Supplies, Blank
Books, Office Supplies, Sporting
Goods, HuyleKs Candies, Gun
ther's Candles, Toys, Notions,
Books, Magazines. Waterman's
Fountain Pens, Conklln Pens,
Cor. 2nd. and Seward Sts.
Juneau, Alaska j
Arriving on Every Boat for
: The Alaska Grilli
The Beit Appointed
Place in Town
; | Best of Everything Served !
! at Moderate Prices
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? THE BEST LOAF OF
j BREAD |
I la Sold At i
I San Francisco Bakery 1
? G. MESSERSCHMIDT, Prop. $
UNDIVIDED PROFITS $15,000
DEPOSITS OVER $400,000
Complete facilities for the
transaction of any banking
T. F. KENNEDY, Pres.
JOHN RECK, Vice-Pres.
A. A. GABBS, Cashier
F. W. BRADLEY
E. P. KENNEDY
GEO. F. MILLER
T. F. KENNEDY
P. H. FOX
A. A. GABBS
M. J. O'CONNOR
Latest Novelties in
Tobacco Jars and
! WHY A SEA LEVEL CANAL
[ WAS NOT BUILT AT PANAMA
\ A visitor to the Canal Zone, Pan
. nma naturally wonders why a son
> lovel canal was not constructed there,
> when he sees the Immense locks and
> dams, and tho machinery requlrod to
? operate tho big waterway. The rea
' son for the lock canal Is told as fol
' lows by a writer, together with other
> lntersting observations:
\ "As one who originally believed
; that a sea-level canal should be built,
? 1 freely acknowledge my belief today
! that If we hnd undertaken such a wa
I terway, we would have retired de
> feated and disappointed, as did tho
! French. The work on the present
| project has absolutely vindicated the
> Judgment of those who opposed a sea
> level canal. In tho first place, tho
? width of tho waterway perforce
? would have been so narrow that It
t could readily have been blocked by
? some future Hobson with a Merrl
P mac. In the second place, only God
t knows how much material would have
? had to be taken out of Culebra Moun
? tain before its sides would have
^ stopped slipping into the cut. In the
? third place, there would have had to
? be tidal locks, which would have
^ been in more danger of being put out
of commission than the present ones.
In the fourth place, there would have
had to be a higher dam at Gambo
than there Is at Gatun, and a fairor
mark It would have been for the aero
plane. No one over leaves the Isth
mus now without registering a vow
of thankfulness for the wise course
that was pursued in making it a lock
canal. It is bo obvious that the ver
iest layman san see It
"With the two great forts at the
two ends of the canal fitted out with
' four 14-inch guns, six 6-inch guns, and
twelve 12-lnch mortars, with twelve
companies of coast artillery, one bat
tery of field artillery, four regiments I
of infantry, and one squad of cavalry, j
there is not likely to arise a time when'
' these fortifications, backed up by tho
American navy, will fall to command
a proper and wholesome respect from
"1 is rather remarkable that the
only objections that have been raised
to fortifying the canal havo come from
out own people. To have made it
neutral would havo placed the United
Stages in a peculiar position in case
of war. Either we would have had
to lefraln from using it for our war
ships. or else we would have had to
permit the enemy to use it on equal
termB. That would have meant that
good American citizens, operating
tho canal, might have been forced
to put the enemy's fleet through the
waterway?practically compelled to
commit a sort of legalized treason
against their own government by giv
ing aid and comfort to the enemy.
A New Commercial Map.
"As intimated in the beginning, won
derful and world-affecting results
must grow out of the completion of
the canal. Cities that are today the
way stations on tho International
routes of trade will grow up Into ver
itable metropolitan communities.
Other cities which are supreme to
day may fall back Into second a gen
eration hence. When the Turks cap
tured Constantinople and cut off the
trade between tho Orient and the Oc
cident, Columbus sailed in search of
a new passage to India and discov
ered a new world. When the Panama
Canal is completer' and tho genera
tion passed during which the high
ways of tho oceans will bo changed,
the United States will have discov
ered a new world of International
trado, which will so link and bind the
nations together that the great wa
terway built primarily for defense,
will become one of the greatest fac
tors In the promotion of universal
pence, and the prophecy about swords
being beaten into plowshares and
spears into pruning hooks will have
been brought nearer to fulfillment"
! CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
AT M. E. CHURCH
Following Is the Christmas prog
ram which will bo rendered at the
Methodist Episcopal church:
Song by the School.
Exercise?Rainbow Fairies?by Seven
, Song?"Send Out the Messengers"?
1 Three Girls' Classes
! Recitation?"When It Seems Like
; Drill?Christmas Wreaths?Class of
> ten girls.
; Recitation?"Playing Christmas"?
' Nettie Larsen
, Exercise?"Little Hands Are Clap
' Recitation?Thomas Patterson Ken
[ Song by the School
? Recitation?Dewey Erickson
Song?"Christmas Candies"?by seven
1 Recitation?"A Serious Question"?
Song?"Under the Star of Glory"
?Three Girls' Classes
. Dialogue?"Mr and Mrs. Santa"?
Harry Sabln and Lillian Larsen
Exercise?"Call of the Star"? Ten"
Song?"Mammy's Lullaby"?Lida Olds
TO LET?Two furnished rooms,
with bath. Inquire Osborne House.
48 Franklin street.
It is a privilege to show my beau
tiful holiday goods, and you will
oblige mc by considering this a per
sonal invitation to call and inspect
my new and extensive line of Christ
mas goods. E. VALENTINE, Juneau
Carve your Christmas Turkey with
an OLD IVORY CARVING SET,
mounted in SILVER, 20% DISCOUNT
at W. H. CHASE.
The finest sight in town is my beau
tiful stock of cut glass. Here is
where quality counts. Valentine's
Store at Juneau has the latest, new
est and most beautiful designs, some
thing you never saw before. ???
Whatever your needs, come in and
let me show you a variety of beau
tiful presents that will at once ap
peal to you as "Just the thing." Val
entine's Store has genuine new at
tractions for Christmas. ???
Diamonds, always a wise invest
ment. are unusually so at this time.
? Ours are imported under auspices so
~ favorable as to enable us to offet
you better .values than we believe
you'll obtain elsewhere. ???
I. J. SHARRICK.
High grade cut glass that will please
particular people; wator, wine and
whiskey sets; beer bowls, sugar and
creams, footed comforts, oil and vine
gar bottles, cigar and tobacco Jars.'
I. J. Sharick has the best lines of
goods suitable for Christmas. Call
and make selections while the stock
DANDY NEW THINGS
AT BURFORD'S PLACE.
Burford's placo today Is being era
bclllBhod by the installation of & brand
new set of handsome hardwood fix
The fittings, which are probably
the fineBt in Southeastern Alaska,
came up on the last trip of the Hum
boldt The whole arrangement for
shelf goods is sanitary throughout.
A new feature Included in the fix
tures Is a private telephone booth en
closed in glass. This has been in
stalled largely for the accommoda
tion of the patrons of the place and
will be a much appreciated conven
AN ALASKA SCENE.
TheDaily Empire is in receipt of a
handsome calendar for 1913, from
Messrs Courtney & Shelvick, of the
Petersburg Bar, Petersburg. The
calendar has a picture of Bob Hen
derson, the real discover of the Klon
dike, depicted as a mall carrier, sur
rounded by dead wolves, slain by his
John Donnowak, a native of Hoo
nah, accidentally shot himself in the
left leg while out hunting recently.
It is but a flesh woun<* made by a
22-callbre bullet and is not serious.
The victim was brought to Juneau on
the Georgia and taken to the govern
ment hospital Immediately. Dr. Ma
hone is in attendance.
To Juneau patrons:
I wish to announce that I am pre
pared to give prompt and efficient
service in delivering, coal hauling
freight, baggage, etc.
HILARY McKANNA TRANSFER
Phone Order 5-7 or 55 tf
Winter & Pond have fresh holly. ???
The Mariposa leaves tonight on a
special trip arriving at Juneau the
day before Christmas. The princi
pal part of her cargo Is cut flowers
for the Winter & Pond Store. ???
YOU GET NEW IDEAS
as you look through my holiday stock.
It is a practical demonstration of pos
sibilities in gathering under one roof
nearly everything to mako people
happy at Christmas time.
E. Valentine's Jewelry Store, Juneau
If quantity and quality are what you
want; you should see Valentine's cut
glasB before making your purchases.
Many new and beautiful designs are
displayed, not heretofore seen In
FUMED Oak household furniture
for sale. Inquire Empire office. 4t
Just received?a line of silk and
net waiBts, at GOLDSTEIN'S.
For "his" Christmas present, a box
of cigars from BURFORD'8
FEMMER & RITTER
See this Arm for all kinds of dray- |
lng and hauling. We guarantee sat
isfaction and reasonable prices. Coal
delivered promptly. Femmer & Rlt
ter's Express. Stand Burford's Cor
ner. Phone 314. Residence phones
402 or 403. ???
Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Yoomans have
a Christmas guest at their tomporary
tent homo Just nbovo Evergreen com
Tho company was uot Invited, but
is welcome noverthele&B for sentimen
tal reasons. The Yeomans woro
cheated of their usual summer out
ing bo whon the summons came for
Mr. Yeomans to attond court they
packed up the camp outfit resolved
to have that outing if room could be
found, in the purlious of Junenu on
which to drive tho tent pegs. For
several days now they have been en
joying the ozone-laden breezes of
Gostincau channel from the vantage
point just above town. a
Yesterday Mrs. Yeomans was elated
to discover a real Alaskan mosquito,
nlive and willing to work?he went
singing round the tent oblivious to
tho fact that two days more will
bring Christmas. The music was
real summery and home-like. The
uninvited guest was captured and Im
prisoned In a cardboard box.
The Humboldt sailed South yester
day afternoon taking the following
passengers from Juneau: J. Warner
F. Williamson, Ray Haaze, L. E. Buell
and William Merchant for Seattle; L.
B. Adslt, Emmett Harris and M. G.
McDonald for Ketchikan; Hugh Et
tingcr, for Petersburg. 4
By Proxy. ..
Gustum?Blinks has a great com- |
mand of language. j
BuBtum?What? Blinks, the clam, .
who never has ten words to say? \
Gustum?Sure thing. His wife will ;
say anything ha wants her to.
HIGH GRADE CANDIES
The Curacao brought me a fresh ?
lot of Augustine & Kyer's "Queen Vic- !
toria" and McDonald's "400" choco- '
These are the highest grade can- !
dies ever offered for sale In Juneau, |
and If you want the best, I have It.
J. E. BARRAGAR, I
Post Office Store. j
Christmas flowers?carnation, holly, ?
violets, chrysanthemums?at the Win- )
ter & Pond Store. Place your order ;
now. tf ?
New Smyrna figs and Fard dates at |
GOLDSTEIN'S. ??? j
For Sale. !
A J125.00 National cash register, \
good as new, for sale, cheap. See ?
Denny Orfanos, Douglas. 4
The Japan current has caused a
20% discount on all Ladles FURS
until January 1st, at W. H. CASE.
Chill concarne served every night
at Lockle McKinnon's, on Second
What could be more appropriate
than a beautiful umbrella for Christ
inas? Valentine has them In count
It pays to patron
ize home Industry.
Besides you get
Plenty of patterns
to select from.
2nd St. Phone 6-6
i l i i i ;"i i i i i n iM -f r f i 11" i i-H
;;Thc Unique Millinery :l
SPECIAL SALE FANCY GOODS ::
Suitable for Christmas Gifts
mi IN III I IN 1 Mil I 1 M'lH
New Year's Eve.
No one was ever comfort
able with wet feet, and jgjggEP
you'll find the doctor
a whole lot more \ M
"p?ensivc RUBBER %
Sk iflr A pair will keep you worm H
and dry all winter, for "Ball-flf
wTp 1 \ Bnnd" goods hove wear built into g
yfl pjfiir them from top to toe. Buy now M
while we have every (izc. m
C W. YOUNG COMPANY
Mining, Fishing, Plumbing
and Building Supplies
Front Street Juneau
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WHEN YOU NEED ;'
Furniture, Mattresses, Stoves, Ranges! j
Cooking Utensils or Crockery
and vou want full value for your money go to ; I
JOHN P. BENSON, the Furniture Dealer;:
Cor. Third and Seward Streets, Juneau ? ?
Tons upon tons of new and up-to-date goods arrive at our store every week- ?
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THE LATEST AMERICAN INVENTION ||
AND ALL OTHER KINDS OF ! !
ELECTRIC LIGHTING GOODS
Can be obtained from the
ALASKA ELECTRIC LIGHT & POWER CO.
Third and Franklin Streets Juneau ? ?
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OPERA LIQUOR CO., inc. j
Tho9. H. Ashby, Pres. a. G. Bays, Scc.-Treas. ! [
COR. SEWARD AND SECOND STREETS ; J
Finest Straight Whiskies Cigars That Everybody Likes to Smoke j;
A RESORT FOR GENTLEMEN <1
Better than the Best [
WITHOUT our knowledge, the Columbus Labo
ratories of Chicago tested Fisher's Blend
Flour for a Dakota Wheat Grower. The an
alysis ranked Fisiier's Blend Flour higher in Gen
eral Average, Gluten Quality, Water Absorption and
Loaf-Value than the best Dakota all-Hard Wheat Pat
ent Flour, which is the recognized standard for bread
stuff efficiency. Fisher's Blend Flour is a scientific
combination of Eastern Hard Wheat and Western Soft
Wheat, preserving the best qualities of each. It costs
you from 20 to 25% less than a straight Eastern Hard
Fisher's Blend Flour
For Sale by All Dealers
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