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? ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE * ?> Douglas Branch <> ? M. A. SNOW, Manager ? i DOUGLAS, Dec. 24.?A great num ber of private'Christmas and cele brations are taking place today and tomorrow. Exercises are being held , at. tho Douglas school and a tree and : celebration will bo given at the Con gregational Church tonight. TREADY/ELL. Dec. 24.?A bulletin ' is posted on the Store window to tho otfoct that all works at Treadwoll ' will be cl0oc-d from 7 o'clock tomor- ' row morning until 7 a. m. on tho 26th. 1 A big turkey dinner is being pro pared at the Treadwel! and Mexican j boarding houses for tomorrow. At the Mexican the "We Should Worry" ' clnb will give a Christmas tree. Each member of the.club drew a name of : another and ho is in duty bound to ' bang a present on the tree for that ' member. A well-attended fire meeting was 1 held last night at the Fire Hall. Tho electric lights will be off to- I morrow from 10 a. m. until 2 p. m. S GOOD PROGRAM AT THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCh OOUGLAS. Dec. 23.?Thla evenin: at 7,o^ the Sunday school children o: the Congregational church will glvt a. Christmas ontortalnment in the church and league rooms. Nearly two hundred children will take pari In the entertainment. Following li tlio program: Song?"Joy to the World tho Lord Is Come." Prayer by tho Superintendent Song?"Christinas Bells" "The Christmas Pretender" Goorgo Bowie ?Looks Liko Papa. -Rudolph Johnsor Exercise Mrs. Haiglers Class Santa and His Reindeer. .Vagio Kile To My Dollle Elvlna Marteson "The Small Stocking Georgo Williams Song^?Bethlehem's Star ?Jobnies Letter" Ruth Benson 'The Bad Little Boy' Helen Lindstrom SxercJse?"The Three Holidays. Mrs. Taylor's Class Xris _ Hariet Sey Santa Secrets Helen Umstead Santa Claim' Visit Mat Daughlln I Solo *. ...Mfss Kioto Edison The Christmas Day ....Henrietta Sulloy The Doit Drill * Miss Ruby Johnson's Class 1 A Playlet?"A Glad Surprise.. ! classos. '! A Christinas.... Carol Elroy Nlnnlr. * Christmas Time ...Frank Anderson ' Pantomlno?Nearer My God to Thee Santa Clas JBthol Sargent The Russian Santa?Kenneth Umetead A New Vorslon of Llttlo Jack ; Horner .Stanton M&rtlh Pantomlno?"A Search for Happl ncsc - Mrs. Umteads class 1 Pantomlno?"Watching for Santa" "Cood Ntght" ..? ? ' Dorothy Walsh and Roger! An doreon. 1 A Playlet?"Christmas Secrets".... Misse3, Evelyn Chastcen and 1 Ruth Umstoad's classes; 25 characters. Colored lights will be thrown on all the principal parts. Thero will bo no chargo for admlo ston. All are wolcomc. While the European Nations are at War and are asking for three weeks trace we. the citizens of the greatest country on earth, are preparing for a week of merriment and happiness, and to mako our friouds and neighbors happy: why not extend the happiness into weeks, and the weeks into months, and let the entire people extend it into years T I harp prepared an easy way for you all?Secure your holi day gjftr, nt one of the three great stores conducted by Elmer E. ? Smith. Douglas and Juneau. Alaska, where you can get things to please you. If It's a drug, musical instrument, or a holiday gift, I hsve it. Shop when you are ready, I have the stock to select from. ELMER E. SMITH | DOUGLAS --- 3 STORES - - - ALASKA r * r ""r::,! ~ ~rTrr~rr- ? f 1 \ We Wish Ton One and All | 1 A Merry Uhristmas 1 t THE JPNEAP DRUG GO. lOT FRONT STREET || Douglas Opera House Hotel I Fresh Qlympia Oysters S o FREE MOVING PICTURES SUNDAY NIGHT ,| !! The Beat of Wines, Liqoortt and Cigars )> '! PETE ROLANDO, Prop. Douglas, Alaska ?> GROCERIES I B MEN'S GOODS M. J. O'CONNOR, Douglas | * . ? : ? ::" Watches!! sl.eo to $]50 Each HOWARD, WALTHAM p ELGIN, HAMILTON I EQUITY and INGERSOL ? I - - - - 1 ' 1 ' "J ?" ? * -y?? i, o An Elgin 16-size, Seven Jewels, Nickel Case" at S5.SO ; NEW DESIGNS IN ALASKA JEWELRY <! SAUL BLQEDHORN, DOUGLAS, ALASKA B * G DOUGLAS STORES CLOSE FOR NEXT THREE DAYS DOUGLAS, Dec. 24.?The Merchants of Douglas today decided to onjoy a real holiday. Thoy will keep tholr stores closed from 10 o'clock tonight until 7 o'clock next Monday morning. CATHOL1S CHURCH XMAS SERVICES AT DOUQLA8 Friday. Dec. 25. 1914. 12:00 a. m.? j Solemn Midnight Mass. General Com munion of the Pariah. English ser mon. 8:00 a. m.?Low Mass: Flemish sor- j mon. 10:30 a. m.?High Mass a nag by the children of the Parish. Croatian ser mon. N. B.?Confessions will bo heard all afternoon and In the evening, up to midnight, in English. Flomlsh, French German and Croatian. 2L MECCA 18 DONOR The Mecca Bar la distributing to Its friends a handsome Christmas pres ent. The gilt Is a pocket knife, en | closed In a neat leather case. The blades are of fine Parisian steel. ? 500,000 MEN DEB; ALCOHOL BLAMED NEW YORK, Doc. 14.?"The Iobb of 0 five hundred thousand men as the ro suit of tho present warfare could bo ^ raado good In less than ton years through complete abflttuor.ee from al coholic beverages by all tho Inhabit ants of Russia, according to Arthur ? Hunter, a New York actuary, who ro- s ported to tho convontioncof Tho As soclatlon of Life Insurance Presidents aomo of tho results oftan exhaustive c mortality Investigation just coroploted p by the life insurance-companies into 2,000,000 Iiisured Uvea In tho past 25 years. b Mr. Hunter Is chairman of the con- 1 tral bureau of the Medico-Actuarial Committee which had charge of tho >' three and ono-half year Inquiry. The Investigation dealt with tho experience 11 of tho United States and Canada In a 0 of forty-three of tho loading companies of tho United States, and Canada in a great many groups of insured per sons supposed to havo a higher mor tallty than the average among Insured ? liveB. While the fundamental objoct ls of the investigation was to aid the companies in determining what rl3ks in the future should bo accepted, rat- ^ ed up, or declined, Mr. Hunter said c that tho results also could bo utUiz cd to lengthen human life. Taking up some of the specific rc- 3 suits of the Investigation. Mr. Hunter said: "Nothing has been more con- c! cluslvely proved than that a steady S1 free use of acohollc beverages, or oc- C! caslonal excesses, are detrimental to tho Individual. In my Judgment, it 3: has also been proved beyond por advonturo of doubt that total abstain once from alcohol Is of value to hu manity; it is certain that abstainers live longer than persons who uso al coholic beverages. Among tho mon who admitted that they had taken al cohol occasionally to excess In the past, but whoso habits were consid ered satisfactory whon they wore In sured, there wero 289 deaths while there would havo boon only 130 had this group bcon made up of insured to lives In general. Tho extra mortality was, therefore over 50 per cent, which ar was equivalent to a reduction in tho pt average life of these men of over four years." One of tho most significant results Df tho Investigation, ho said, was tho aigh mortality experienced among rail- nc road men. Among locomotlvo ongi- " seers the mortality was 60 per cent '* in excess of that among the Insured :;p is a whole, which ls equivalent to five on ? ear's reduction In tho avcrago life Imo I "Thore Is a general impression that inloonkeepers do not live as long as icrsons in non-hazardous occupa. th< Ions," he continued, "but It is not Co ;cncrally known that most classes wh i-hlch arc connected with either tho poi nanufacture or sale of liquor havo a eri ilgh mortality. Among saloon pro irietors, whether they -attended the b<3< ?r or not, there was an extra wn? th< allty of 70 per cent; and tho causes of f death indicated that ? ?r?s <vf i leohol beverages had caused many ed f the deaths. In the fourtesn sub- clfe ivlsions of the trades connected witi ap< he manufacture, or cajo of alcohol, lore was only one class which had a f orraal' mortality and that was the Int istlllery proprietors." cor ?.? ' ".l~* the FOB| SA^E.-r-Oa?- iWoot-rcw boatr-" la rand new and c^eqp. Inquire of JJrp, co. Paosncdr, near Caatofe. tt' rHBSgBpgs^g:ziwmnmm mzz r:i ; 5?-"^r::"szssxrzssx < ?? ^^^^01)d? 00$ $0 r i 5 ? I * ? ,( FURS! 1 FURS! FURS! iL ?;: t t ti. t o T +??? ???????????????????? ??????????????<>????????? . ?, ? v> < <? ? o & llfE have the largest stock of raw and made up Furs in | ?'?> *? the city. All the popular Furs shown here, reliable j- ? ?? goods, priced right. :-: ;-: :-: :-: ;.? ?? ? o nOllQfly OlltS Holiday Gifts. Also a choice line of Novel ties. You can find Gifts here suitable for any member of the family. 1 Silt Kl'mnnac A new hne of Silk Kimonas just opened for \ | tjIilV ivimonas the Holiday trade. Beautiful creations in ?: I : Baby Blue, Flesh and Pink, priced from $13.50 to $29.00. ... I 0 . o . % o | 1 mmm ! | I I I Goldstein s Emporium I ? | I :: presents . "We Lead?Others Follow" :: gifts i: I ? ??????? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? BOOK NOTES- * Jobs!? .Wilcox Smith basmado many nd marvelous plcturoa for "Tho Jos lo Wilcox'Smlth Mother Goose." Tho o?k has 400 more nursery rhymes ha,n any other edition printed In this oiintry. It. la.said, and ja truly a de tent in Jingles. "Tho Prnco of Graustark" la a very right amusing story abotit tho son of 'rlncoss Votive and hor Amorlcnn nsband. It onda In rathor surpris ag fashion and lovers of Goorgo Barr IcCuthcon's ntorlec will miss nothing a seeking ontortalnmont with him nco again. Soloctlons from tho kaiser's speech, s, which will have the title, "Tho lorman Emperor as Shown in H1b Pbllc Utterances," 1b a book prom Kid from Scrlbner's proas at onco. "East of tho Sun & We3t of tho loon," Is tho namo of a book for hristmao giving. It Is reprlntod part- ? ' from Sir Goorgo W. Dassont's "Pop-; lar Tales From the Norse." Such j torios as "Tho Lad Who Wont to! to North Wind," "Tho Throe Prln-i esses of Whiteland," and "Tho Las-| [e and Hor Godmother" are includ-j 1 in tho volumo which is dolicately lustrated by Kay Nollson, a pootlci ad faithful Scandinavian artist.. ! "Tho Arabian Nights" Illustrated by !ilo Winter In a number of grotesque >lor plates, is among doslrablo Xmas >oks. Arthur Rackham has done tho H strations for Harriott Martlnoau'e reats of tho Fiord." A spirited collection of dashing ntor s and poomB la published (Hough n Miffln) as "Tho Boys Book of , vttlcs." It la taken from literature id illustratod v/lth many historical dntlngs admirably reproduced. j Florence L. Barclay has written a ' >ok "My Hcar't Right There." The lo Is taken from the last lino of the iw celebrated marching song "It's Long, Long Way To TIpporary." is now in press (Putham's) and will 1 pear at'onco. The otory Is based]1 the present war. Li CONTEST TO CLOSE. ; rho contest In tho High School for ; ! prizo of $25.00 offered by U. S. ? mtaissioner Marshall, to tho pupil ; jo writes tho beet essay on thf> ? sslblo solution of tho Alaska ,1*- ) oh problem, will closo In Mflgra < k keen intorest in the contest! fp;.; ! in aroused among. the studenjgflf j > high school and a largo niaRSr ! competitors is exopoted. \ k committee of- three will bo.oolaot- ? acjod" the business mon of the ) ? to srade the essays and decide < m tho winner of the contest ! last. R. E. Davis, manajring supor- I indent of .tfco Tee Harbor Packing ; npauy, took passage, for; Seattle on ! Al-Kl last night. ' He will return \ January. ! All cdr tho cow's all tho timo." ?? X ?> ? 4> *?<?*?******* * * MARINE NOTES ? * + *?* * + + ** + * Tho Alameda loft Cordova yester day morning at 8 o'clock and is ex pected horc at 8 this evening. Tho Mariposa sails from Seattle to night and should arrlvo here Sunday. The Princess May, Balling from Vancouver Saturday should arrive hero Tuesday. Tho Georgia is duo from Sitka to morrow night or Saturday morning.' The Jefferson Is scheduled to saii;t from Seattle Saturday. Tho City of Seattlo will sail from I Seattlo next Monday. Tho Admiral Evans is going in dry dock at Seattle. The Humboldt is off tho run for re pairs. j t ? c CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT CATHOLIC CHURCH ^ At tho Catholic Church, tho first j Christmas mass will be solemn high mass, tonight at midnight. Thoro will bo a mass at S a. m. and also at 10:30 a. m. At tho midnight mass?Millard's p Mass in G., with tho beautiful Voin Creator will bo sung by tho choir. At tho Offeratory. "Lamblllottcs' Christmas Hymn will be sung, with Miss Crystal Snow ac soprano, Mrs. Valentino, alto, Mr. A. A. Gabbs, bass, and Mr. McCaul, tenor. "O Holy Night"?"Noel" will bo sung at the end of thlB mass by Miss Marie Boruhofer. FATHER OF LATE "DICK" PRICE WANTS TO SEE SON Sinco the accidental death at Tread woli, of his son, A. Dickenson Price, J. W." Price, a pioneer of Juneau, haB rapidly failed, and alarm is felt by his family. Seattle newspapers have been asked to help locato John Price, another son, who last was heard from at Seattle ind Spokano last summer. The fath sr is anxious that his son return to ? Juneau at once.* ? jOLDSTEIN'S EMPORIUM TO BE OPEN EVENINGS Goldstein's Emporum will bo open rntil 10 o'clock every night Oils week ip to and including Christmas Evo. Holiday Dance I Miss Gulick's Stndio ij; SATURDAY, DEC726?ij: Refreshments $1.50 por couplo B GRAND BALL, F. 0. E. j At tho Douglas Rink. The Lyric ; :-pleco orchestra, will furnish the mu ilc, anil a swell supper will be serv-j4 id at tho Eagles' Buffet. Lato ferries ! vill be run for Juneau dancers. A cordial invitation extended to all. )on't forget tho dnte, Xmas night. 2-2Mt THE LAST WORD IN CANDIES? Whitmans" Butlor-Mauro & Co., 9G 'ront Street 12-15-tf. ~ ,j t ? jt Hubbard's Christmas ? SPECIALS | ? 1 ? 25% OFF ON DOLLS FROM NOW UNTIL CHRISTMAS A complete line of toys and tree j ornaments and tho latest books for grown-ups and little ones ? ? R.R.HUBBARD I FRONT ST. DOUGLAS \ PUBLIC DANCE p every Saturday night at the f!j Mooso Hall. Gentlemen $1.00. n Indies free. Everybody Is wel- lj come. ? BB A BEAUTIFUL BASKET OF CANDY given away free as a prize for Christmas at The Palace of Sweets?Douglas [it mum minimum ? ? i When you want ? ? ? Hardware, Stoves, Furni ? ttire, Carpets, Linoleum, ! 1 > Sashes, Guns, Electric Sup- ! I - plies, Trunks, Suit Cases, !! ? Chinaware, Paints and Oils ! bco mo j1 : Julius Jensen:; Douglas Alaska ? ? Wt t-n in i n a i \ m i hiiii ROLLER SKATING every night at the DOUGLAS SKATING RINK Good Music-Good Floor-Good Skale*.-Tuca days, Fridays. Saturday* for Native*. Ladle Free. Special attention to beginners evcrv Friday afternoon from 2:30 to 6.?Wo aim to nlcarc.-Opcn at 7:30 j>. m. till 10:30 p. m.? Skating Sunday afternoon. ? Sunday night ladies free. ' I..G Thomas McrlF.Thomas i Alaska Furniture 8 Undertaking % Co., Inc. o Funeral Directors & Embalmers t Doujrlas Alaska 6 Douglas Undertaking ] ===PABLORS== | Funeral Directs and EmLalmcrs 1 H. V: JULLY | TX;: -zmmmmi MpHMBj Christmas I Neckwear 1 at MULLEN 8 HEBERT j ?"The Hub"? I _ ; ? ? _ . ?. Get The Habit i 3jlOp Eclf IV ^ NOW! >f the New, ind Buy ish is on. 146 Eront Street ; .... ? 1 I.I ? ? i ? ?? "?? " ? ? ? ? ? 111 ? ? ? ?111 ? |'1 " ?