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: HAPPY CHRISTMAS FOR EVERYBODY !
? ? I A HOLIDAY STOCK ? That Is First in Variety and Quality and <? ? Fairest in Price ? My beautiful display of sifts meets all requirements from FIRST ? to 1- VST New and beautiful designs In cut glass, mahogany and <? 4 chime --locks, gold handled umbrellas, gold mounted fountain pens. ',1 ? Silverware of endless variety, all sorts of nugget jewelry, hundreds ^ ? ot' irsi class watches in beautifully engraved cases, and the dis- o + play of diamonds and other precious stones is unusually large. Get <! T one of these if you can't think of anything else. ^ ? My store Is old. (having been established in Juneau for twen + tv-seven years) but the stock is fresh and new, and when you get <> X it at Valentine's you know It is right. | E. VALENTINE I | FRONT STREET JUNEAU, ALASKA ? MMMMMMMMMMMMOMMMMMMMMIMMMMM? ? " * A A A A : JUNEAU LIQUOR COMPANY, Inc. | j We have for the table the T | CREST A BI.ANCA AND EL DORADO WINES | FINE OLD BRANDY AND SCOTCH ? Tel. 9-1 RYE AND BOURBON Front St. i OLYMPIA BEER "IT'S THE WATER" FOR SALE AT ALL FIRST-CLASS BARS AND CAFES I Juneau Transfer Co. j f COAL WOOD t STORAGE t ? * 5 Moving Carefully Done ? ? Baggage Our Long Suit ? j| FRONT STREET J i ? N'ex t door Raym Co. ? Ferro Engines Now carricd^in stock. Call and inspect samples Alaska Supply Co. Sale Agents Jl'XEAU ALASKA ******** ? | McCloskeys j ? # ? ? ? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ?h i 11 11 i i : ; 11 : i 111 i 11 i 111 i It j The Louvre Bar f A1 Carbon. Prop. Importnl an<I Domestic . ? :: liquors and cigars '? ;; RAINIER BEER ON DRAUGHT ? ? , , Phono .'t-V5 Juneau ?? i *: i i i i 'i ?! i I i ! i i i i i i ! I i i i i J. W. DORAN DRUGS PHONE 3 104 Second St. Juneau. Alaska R. P. NELSON Wholesale and Retail Dealer in All Kinds STATIONERY Typewriting Supplies. Blank Books, Office Supplies. Sporting Goods. Huyler's Candies. Gun ther's Candies, Toys, Notions, Books, Magazines, Waterman's Fountain Pens, Conklin Pens, Etc. Cor. 2nd. and Seward Sts. Juneau, Alaska Berry's Store Christmas Gifts Arriving on Every Boat for Everybody H I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I i I 1 I j1 ;; The Alaska Grill ?? .. 1 he Beit Appointed Place in Town r I; Best |of Even-thing Served i! at Moderate Prices :: - i i m 11111111 ii 1111111 i 111 a O THE BEST LOAF OF ? | BREAD : X I* Sold At ? | San Francisco Bakery j * G. MESSERSCHMIDT. Prop. J First National Bank OF JUNEAU CAPITAL $50,000 SURPLUS $10,000 UNDIVIDED PROFITS $15,000 DEPOSITS OVER $400,000 Complete facilities for the transaction of any banking business. OFFICERS T. F. KENNEDY, Pres. JOHN RECK. Vice-Pres. A. A. GABBS, Cashier ? DIRECTORS F. W. BRADLEY E. P. KENNEDY GEO. F. MILLER T. F. KENNEDY JOHN RECK P. H. FOX A. A. GABBS M. J. O'CONNOR Latest Novelties in Tobacco Jars and Pipe Racks at Burford's DARWIN THEORY PROVED TRIE , BY A DISCOVERY IN ENGLAND of "eothropus," or "man of dawn." like and speechless men inhabiting England hundreds of thousands of j years ago, when they had for their neighbors the mastodon and other ani mals now extinct, is the missing link in the chain of man's evolution, which leading scientists say they have dis covered in what is generally described as "the Sussex skull." To this Dr. Woodward proposes to give the name of "eothropus," or "man or dawn." Prof. Arthur Keith says that the dis covery marks by far the most remark able advance in the knowledge of the ancestry of man ever made in Eng land, and supports the view that man was derived not from a single genus or species, but from several different I genera. He goes on: "It gives us a stage in the evolution i of man which we have only Imagined since Darwin propounded the the ory." Prof. Keith expresses the opinion tiiat the skull is what anthropologists have been seeking for forty years, namely, a tertiary man, mankind of the pliocene age, which was the begin ning of the first great glacial period. "There is no doubt at all," he suid, "that this is the most important dis covery concerning ancient man ever made in England. It is one of the three most important discoveries of tlie sort ever made in the world. The other two were the discovery of the individual known as Pithecanthropus, made In Java in 1892 by Prof. Eugene Dubois. The other, which equals it in instructiveness and importance, is the skull discovered at Heidelberg six years ago. STEWART WOOD, A CHIP FROM THE OLD BLOCK A great many Alaskans will re- [ member Major Z. T. Wood, who in 1897-98 has his headquarters at Skag way during the Klondike stampede. | The Dawson News has the following: Stuart Wood, the eldest son of Ma jor Z. T. Wood, assistant commission er of the Royal N. W. M. P., who was graduated from the Kingston Mil itary College last spring, has been appointed inspector in the mounted police. The information comes in a press announcement from Ottawa. Stuart lived in Dawson for years i while his father was assistant com missioner in charge of the police of the Yukon, and is known to many here. He received his preliminary education in the Dawson public schools and at Upper Canada college. Only one year was spent at the col lege. The young man then entered the Royal Military College at Kings ton and took the full course. In the final competitions lust spring he won several of the prizes, and was partic ularly successful in athletic compe titions, carrying off first honors for bareback riding and other feats of horsemanship. Stuart learned to ride in Dawson, and old-timers will remember his first experience on the hurricane deck of the sturdy little Shetland pony, which was a gift of Henry MacAulay. The pony is still doing service in Dawson and is en eregetic as ever. Stuart Wood comes from a military family. His father has been in the military and mounted police service of Canada practically all of his ac tive days, and the grandfather. Cap tain Wood, was commander of a con federate warship, on which he ren dered conspicuous engagements in the American civil war. His great grandmother was a daughter of Zach ary Taylor, former president of the United States. PROGRESSIVE OBEUSCATION IN I CONDUCT OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS, The Washington Post, in a recent article administers a well-deserved rebuke to the government policy adopted toward the West and Alaska, with relation to its conservation pol icy. The Post says: "Progressive obfuscation in the con duct of public affairs makes for great er confusion the further it travels from base. Thus, the working out of the new policy of turning the public domain into a permanent government asset, in place of keeping it open for settlement and civilization, as form erly. has brought the official mind methodically to a point that argues for the withdrawal of all lands traversed by the headwaters of non-navigable streams from homestead entry and hu man occupation. "The sweeping effect of such af j stoppage of the natural forces of na i tional expansion is best understood when we consider that the streams in question are numberless as the leaves, and that they flow through nine-tenths, perhaps all, of the pub lic lands in the West. Do the govern ' ment authorities who conceived this : unheard-of exploitation of the conser ! vation policy have any definite idea of what its adoption would result in? The stated object of the government | in abandoning the national lifelong j policy of promoting agricultural and commercial development to the full extent of our opportunities is to con serve the water supply at the sources of streams in order that water power, may be developed to its highest ca pacity, 'having due regard to the pos sibilities of marketing the power.' "But if water-power sites are to be the only oases in the desert?if all else is to be kept in a condition of fu tility like Alaska and the dark side of the moon, where is any demand for water power to come from? The Sec retary of the Interior refers to com munities in the locality of power sites, but it is yet to be demonstratted that towns will spring up where nothing dlse abounds which man is permitted to turn his hand to in the struggle for existence. The banks of the streams must be as barren of fruit fulness as the lands roundabout. "However, so highly thought of olli cially is this plan to substitute costly and impractical artificial methods for the natural and cheaper means of peo pling the wilds and profiting there from .that it is further argued that even though the control of water power concessions properly belongs to the States, no policy they could adopt could give as good results as are as sured if the powers and the property now held in Federal hands be retained. Legislation to this effect, is asked for but so long as the machinery for amending the Constitution is in the hands of the States, it is an open ques tion if the policy urged would ever get by as many as the ten or eleven States that would come within its provisions. If we are to continue to thrive as a nation, the field of individ ual endeavor and ownership must not be abridged." THE FISHING FLEET. Rolfe?Sailed Dec. 26. Kennebec?Ar. Jan. 3. Dora H.?Sailed Dec. 26. Pacific?Out. Mildred.?No. 1.?Out. Mildred.?No. 2.?Out. Active.?Out. Olga?Sailed Dec. 28. Belle?Sailed Dec. 11. Highland Queen?Sailed Dec. 28. Louise?Sailed Dec 27. Norman Sunde?In port Volunteer.?Out. Vesta?In port. Valkyrie?Out. j Xhanthus?Sailed Dec. 19. - Waife?Sailed Jan 5. White Star?In port. Lister?Sailed Dec. 26. Olympic?Sailed Dec. 10. Dick?Laid Up. Dolphin?Ar. Jan. 3. Hal ley's?Out. Alameda?Out. Annie?Sailed Dec. 30. Uranus?Out. Pollux?In port Cedrlc?Out. Thelma?Ar. Dec. 23. Alvida?Sailed Dec. 14. . Comet?Sailed Dec. 21. Anita Phillips?In port Solkol?Sailed Dec. 30. Standard?Ar. Jan. 3. Gjoa?Ar. Dec.. 29. ADVERTISED LETTERS List of letters remaining unclaimed in the postofflce at Juneau, Alaska, for the week ending Jan. 4th, 1913. Parties calling for them should ask for "advertised" mail and give date of list. Gaird, Geo., (card). Akerland, J. Cole. I. L. Deppe, Henry. Elliott, Roy. ? Fairchild, Frank. Feld, Miss May. Frieze, Mr. Goddard, A. C. Lersten, T. Pratt, F. E. Schneider, Pete N. Tompkins, S. L. Wilson, Albert. Wood, James. E. L. HUNTER, P. M. WANTED?To rent furnished housi in good locality. Address X.Y.Z. Em pire office. , The the gen tary of th ol' 1912 hat government. Alaska the re, says: "During the pu tin! progress lias I ventigation of coal ritory of Alaska, i season several parties perts were placed in th vcstiguting on the gi claims to determine whet the legal requirements have as to opening or improving a the claims. The special age. signed to the Alaska field dl have been engaged in the inves. tion, both in Alaska and in the Sta. of these claims to ascertain wlicthe or not the claims were bona fide or had been located sis a result of un- ( lawful combinations or agreements." The report goes 011 to state that re ports have been made, as a result of these investigations, 011 151 claims which added to those 011 which investi gations had previously been made p. j total of 920 claims in which investi ' gation has been completed. As there are 1,129 coal locations pending, there are but 199 which have not been in vestigated. Of this latter number, 14 ! have been cancelled or held for can cellation for failure to submit appli cations for patent within the time re quired by law. Therefore 55 claims remain for investigation. During the year adverse proceed ings have been directed against 188 claims, which added to those previous ly proceeded against, brings the to tal number of claims against which ad- , verso proceedings were instituted up to 300. Of this number, 219 are at issue on answers to charges upon - which the proceedings were direct ed. Of the total 1,129 claims pending, 407 have been cancelled and 170 held for cancellation either as a result of adverse proceedings or a failure to , apply for patent within the statutory period. It is expected during the present field season all of the remaining cases will be examined. The efforts of the office during the coming year will be directed specifically to the trial and disposition of cases which have been adversed and are now at is sue. tl is expected that these will all be had during the present year. While the investigation of coal claims has been the principal con cern of the office, yet there are other lines of work in Alaska which are demanding attention, principally in. the matter of timber trespassing and investigations of applications to cut timber. The report states the new rules and regulations relating to tim I ber cutting and applications to cut I timber are meeting the situation. This ' line of investigation has been embar rassing on account of the vast dis tances to be covered and the meager transportation facilities afforded-. Request has been made on Con gress for an item of $5,000 for the purchase of a launch to facilitate the investigation of timber trespassers in Alaska and to aid, furthermore, in the dispatch of the work in Alaska. [ because of the lack of proper trans portation facilities at the present time. Should Congress see fit to ap prove this item it is felt that much ! greater dispatch will be shown during the present fiscal year in the hand ling of all Alaska cases now pending. Anyone having winter cut hemlock piles. 85 feet to 100 feet, with at least 8-inch tops, and in a position to de-1 liver same by February 20th, 1912., notify the Algunican Development Co.,1 Jualin, Alaska. 12t. |l P. Wolland! j! Tailor j !> J PET . fiSH CO. a Kinds of FRE. x AND SALT FISH CLAMS AND CRABS AH Orders Promptly Filled PETERSBURG ALASKA U li i 1 t I I H I I ? I t i t I I I I l l l I I I I I i i i i i i I ? I I I I I I I I I I ? I I ? ? WHEN YOU NEED I jj Furniture, Mattresses, Stoves, Ranges} i Cooking Utensils or Crockery i r and vou want full value for your money go to I LlOHN P. BENSON, the Furniture Dealer| Cor. Third and Seward Streets, Juneau + T ? Tons upon tons of new and up-to-date goods arrive at our store every week! i :i i i i i 111 c m 11ii>>eiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiii?i t I I I M II I I I 1 : I I I tl t ! I t 8 t irHr i I I I I 8 1 I I i t I > M ?j :: THE LATEST AMERICAN INVENTION J MAZDA LAMPS j :: AND ALL OTHER KINDS OF J ELECTRIC LIGHTING GOODS S j j Can be obtained from the "ji ALASKA ELECTRIC LIGHT & POWER CO. I !: Third and Franklin Streets Juneau + ? I I I I I I I I I i 1 I M I I 1 I ? I i I-W+*J-M-H ? 4 . I bMBWI 9 I H H k "V f r^afcsa A *? iRrTv afl ? S - > j lfi(&| ?? |^ *. ^dhnb^HiH ? ? ? i '" y' ? njmm ? .??, : - j 8 y 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 Fisher's Blend Flour higher in Gen eral Average, Gluten Quality, Water Absorption and Loaf Value than the best Dakota all-Ilard Wheat Pat ent Flour, which is the recognized standard for bread stuff efficiency. Fisiier'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 Wheat Flour?does Fisher's Blend Flour For Sale by All Dealers . ? ? WBMBPBJBBIBBWIBHBBWBWMHBMEy ?vbmbmu?U r<aw?. DO YOU TAKE IT? The Daily Empire publishes all the news, all the time gj IT IS CLEAN, UP-TO-DATE, PROGRESSIVE One Dollar per Month Delivered by Carrier in Juneau, Douglas and Treadwell TRY IT AND YOU WILL KEEP IT